Cloud firmware settings

Cloud firmware settings #

 

You can change the firmware settings on the cloud even though the camera is not connected to the server. Any change in the firmware settings made on the cloud will be saved in the cloud server. When the camera is connected to the cloud, it will automatically be applied to the camera. If you changed the settings for a number of times using both App and PC, the most recent changes will automatically be applied. The most recent changes will be determined based on UTC time to ensure proper syncing.

 

1. Tap menu button on blackvue app to draw up the camera menu.

firmware settings on blackvue app

 

2. Tap Firmware to change the camera firmware on the cloud. On the cloud, you can change the settings in Basic, Sensitivity, System, Wi-fi, Cloud, and FW language.

firmware settings list on blackvue app

 

In case of any changes in the settings, the Save button will be activated. You will be able to check the date of the last update on the top of the display.

 

If you finished adjusting the settings, tap Save to apply immediately. Forced reboot after factory reset or recording termination may occur after saving some changes in the camera settings.

 

Forced reboot after factory reset may occur if you save changes in the following settings:
Time
Video quality
video segment length

Basic #

On Basic settings, you can change settings in Time, Video, and Recording.

firmware basic settings on blackvue app

 

Time #

firmware basic time setting on blackvue app

 

Select your time zone to auto-sync with GPS time or you can set the time and date manually after enabling Manual time setting.

Note:
• The factory setting is GMT -11.
Some examples of GMT time offsets are:
– GMT-7: Los Angeles
– GMT-4: New York
– GMT+0: London
– GMT+1: Paris
– GMT+3: Moscow
– GMT+8: Singapore
– GMT+9: Seoul
– GMT+10: Sydney

If you are unsure of your GMT offset please look up your city on https://greenwichmeantime.com/
*Selecting Daylight saving time will advance the clock by one hour
• When setting the time manually, please set to the expected time you will use the BlackVue (not the present time).

 

Video #

 

firmware basic video settings on blackvue app

 

Resolution

Fixed resolution and frame is different from model to model. Go to the manuals of your camera and refer to the camera specifications.

 

Video codec (limited to 900 series)

Choose between H.265 (HEVC) and H.264 (AVC).
• H.265 (HEVC) is recommended, particularly for 4K UHD resolution recording. In comparison to AVC, HEVC offers about double the data compression ratio at the same level of video quality. However, older devices may not support HEVC video playback.
• H.264 (AVC) can be chosen for compatibility with older desktop and mobile devices.

Note:
• The playback of 4K UHD resolution and/or H.265 coded videos depends on your device’s hardware and software. Older devices may not support 4K UHD or H.265 video playback. If you encounter issues please check your device’s video playback capabilities.
• Frame rate may vary during Wi-Fi streaming.

 

Image quality

You can adjust the recording image quality (bit rate) settings. Choose between:
• Highest (Extreme) (25 Mbit/s)
• Highest (12 Mbit/s)
• High (10 Mbit/s)
• Normal (8 Mbit/s)

Increasing the image quality will increase the size of the video files. Loading and copying time will increase accordingly. If your phone does not support video streaming at the ‘Highest (Extreme)’ image quality setting, please copy the recording to your phone and play from internal memory. Alternatively, you can choose the “Quick playback” option.

 

Enhanced night vision

The dashcam has intrinsic night vision features. If you want to enhance it, enable Enhanced night vision.

 

Brightness

You can adjust the recording brightness level of the dashcam.

 

Recording #

 

firmware basic recording settings on blackvue app

 

Normal recording

When turned off the dashcam does not record in normal mode.

 

Parking mode recording

If enabled, the dashcam switches from normal mode to parking mode when the vehicle is turned off (ACC+) or stationary for 5 minutes (G-Sensor). There are two parking mode options. Choose “Motion & Impact detection” to save a parking recording when motion is detected in the dashcam’s field of view. If the G-sensor detects an impact/bump the dashcam saves a separate event recording file.
Alternatively, if you choose “Time lapse” the camera continuously records 1 frame per second and saves recordings that playback at 30 times normal speed. If the G-sensor detects an impact/bump the camera saves a separate event recording file at normal speed.

 

Rear Camera recording in parking mode

You can turn on or off rear camera recording. Video files from the rear view will be created in parking mode.

 

Interior Camera recording in parking mode

You can turn on or off interior camera recording. Video files from the interior view will be created in parking mode.

 

Voice recording

When turned off the dashcam does not record audio.

 

GPS location recording

GPS location recording is able to protect your privacy. GPS location recording is on by default. When it is off, the GPS location is not recorded or sent to the cloud server. Therefore, your privacy will be protected. Turning it off will not disable some convenient features such as time correction, speed display, and other speed-related events. Find the features that will be affected by turning it off.

– Live view: Under the live view, you will see a message letting you know GPS location recording is off over the map. (GPS location recording off)
– Camera list (Map view): The vehicle’s location will not show on the map.
– Video playback: Under the live view, you will see a message letting you know GPS location recording is off over the map.
– GPS Tracking: The server will not save tracking data.
– Geo-Fencing: No alerts will occur, hence a live event upload file will not be created.
– Drive report: Location-related information will not be shown.
– Live even upload: Under the video player, you will see a message letting you know GPS location recording is off over the map. (GPS location recording off)
– GPS time correction: It is not affected by either turning it on or off.
– Speed-related events (acceleration, harsh braking, overspeed, and sharp turn) and speed: It is not affected by either turning it on or off.

 

Date & time display

Turn on/off the date and time display on videos.

 

Speed unit

Select km/h, MPH, or turn off.

 

Video segment length

Video segment length is fixed at 1 minute.

 

Lock event files

Turning on this option will lock the following recording types and stop them from being overwritten by newer recordings:
– Impact event recordings during normal and parking mode (E); and
– Manual recordings (M).

A maximum of 50 files can be locked. Once this limit is reached, to lock new recordings please review locked files on the microSD card and free up space, or enable ‘Overwrite locked files with new event files when storage is full’ to allow the oldest locked files to be overwritten.

 

Front camera rotation

If you installed the front camera in a flipped position, use this setting to rotate the front camera image 180°.

 

Rear camera orientation

Use this setting to rotate the rear camera image 180° or mirror the video.

 

Sensitivity #

On Sensitivity settings, you can change settings in G-sensor (Normal mode), G-sensor (Parking mode), and Motion detection (Parking mode).

firmware basic sensitivity settings on blackvue app

 

G-Sensor (Normal mode) / G-Sensor (Parking mode) #

 

The G-sensor measures the movement of your vehicle through 3 axes – up and down, side to side, and front and back. When the G-sensor detects significant or sudden movement (such as an impact or collision) it will trigger an event recording. You can adjust the sensitivity so minor incidents and bumps don’t trigger an event recording. To turn off event recordings by impact detection set the G-sensor sensitivity to off.

 

Motion detection (Parking mode) #

 

firmware motion detection on blackvue app

 

In Motion Detection Parking Mode the dashcam continuously buffers video and saves a parking recording when motion is detected in the dashcam’s field of view.

You can adjust the sensitivity of the motion detection so minor motion caused by wind or rain doesn’t trigger a recording. Please take into account your vehicle’s surroundings when adjusting the sensitivity. You can also choose the detection regions to reduce the risk of triggering unwanted motion recordings due to trees swaying in the wind, far-away moving objects, etc. By default, all the regions are selected. If you want to ignore motion detection in particular region(s), unselect them.

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Depending on the number of cameras connected to the main dashcam, you will find different display settings on the Detection region section.

System #

On System settings, you can change settings in LED, Proximity sensor, Voice guidance, Volume, Scheduled reboot, Set time, Speed alert, and User text overlay.

firmware system settings on blackvue app

 

LED #

 

system LED settings on blackvue app

 

Recording status

You can turn the recording status LED on/off.

 

Front security (Normal mode)

You can turn the security LED on/off for normal mode.

 

Front security (Parking mode)

You can turn the security LED on/off for parking mode.

 

Rear security

You can turn the rear security LED on/off.

 

Interior Security

You can turn the interior security LED on/off.

 

LTE (Parking mode)

You can turn the LTE LED on/off for parking mode.

 

Wi-Fi (Parking mode)

You can turn the Wi-Fi LED on/off for parking mode.

 

Proximity Sensor #

 

You can choose the function of the proximity sensor. Available options are:
– Turn on/off audio recording
– Manual recording trigger

The sensor can also be disabled completely.

proximity sensor settings on blackvue app

 

Voice guidance #

 

You can turn the Voice guidance settings on/off.

 

voice guidance settings on blackvue app

 

Volume #

 

You can adjust the volume of the voice guidance (announcements).

 

Scheduled Reboot #

 

The dashcam reboots automatically once a day if in parking mode at the set time for improved stability. If the dashcam is recording at the set time, the scheduled reboot is skipped.
You can enable/disable and change the time for scheduled rebooting. The default time is 03:00 am.

set time settings on blackvue app

 

Speed alert #

 

Set a speed limit (up to 300 km/h or 200 MPH) for the speed alert. When the vehicle exceeds the specified speed limit, the dashcam beeps and switches to event recording. After saving one event recording file the dashcam switches back to normal mode recording.

speed alert settings on blackvue app

Battery Protection (Hardwiring Power Cable installation only) #

 

When the battery protection is on, power is supplied to your BlackVue while the vehicle is off (ACC+ off) and also prevents the vehicle from battery discharge while it is parked. When enabled, BlackVue will automatically power down according to the set cut-off timer and voltage.

Note:
• Recommended settings for low voltage cut-off is 12V or higher during winter. – If battery protection is off, BlackVue will not operate when the vehicle is turned off (ACC+ off).

 

User text overlay #

 

You can create a user text overlay of up to 20 characters using a combination of English letters (A – Z, a – z), numbers (0 – 9), and symbols (:;‘/+-_()$#). The text is overlaid in the top-left corner of the recorded videos.

user text overlay settings on blackvue app

 

Wi-Fi #

 

Wi-fi log in credentials settings on blackvue app

Login credentials

You can change the dashcam’s SSID and Wi-Fi login password.

 

Wi-Fi auto turn off

Wi-Fi will automatically switch on when you turn on the dashcam and remain on. You can adjust the settings for Wi-Fi to automatically turn off.

ON OFF
Wi-Fi auto turn off Wi-Fi turns off when it is inactive for 10 minutes. Wi-Fi does not turn off automatically.

Note:
• Wi-Fi auto turn off setting does not affect Wi-Fi hotspot for Cloud connectivity.

 

LTE

If you are using a LTE supported BlackVue camera, you will be able to find an LTE setting. If you want to use the mobile data, turn on LTE.

 

Cloud #

On Cloud settings, you can change settings in Cloud Hotspot. Tap Enable Cloud service and Cloud service hotspot settings to set SSID/Password.

 

Cloud Hotspot

1. Cloud service hotspot settings will be visible only once the camera is connected to the cloud.

cloud service hotspot settings on blackvue app

2. A currently connected hotspot will not be changeable as the picture above.

3. Up to 3 Wi-Fi hotspot SSIDs can be saved (e.g. home, portable hotspot and work). Tap 2 and 3 to add settings for additional hotspots.

Your BlackVue will try to connect to hotspot 1 first. If it cannot connect to hotspot 1, it will then try to connect to hotspot 2, and then hotspot 3.

 

Note:
• Only 900 series models are compatible with 5GHz.

 

DMS (DMC200 only) #

 

  1. Tap the camera list then its icon button, then tap the “setting” > Firmware setting.
  2. Then you can see our new DMS setting tab
  3. Once you get entered into this DMS tab, you can change DMS related functions you can see the detailed information about each function

Driver detection box

The DMS system has two major event detection systems, visualizing the detection area according to each system as a box.

  1. One for face detection: Detected, Undetected, Distracted, Drowsy, Mask off, 
  2. The other for motion detection: Hand distraction

 

DMS detection 

Criteria for DMS detection events.

  • Drowsy: Occurs when a driver either closes eyes for 1 or more seconds or yawns for 2 or more seconds.
  • Distracted: Occurs when a driver deviates more than 50 degrees from the DMC 200.
  • Undetected: Occurs when a driver is not detected in front of the camera for a minute.
  • Hand distraction: Occurs when a driver takes one hand off from the steering wheel.
  • Mask off:  
    • A: occurs when a driver gets in a car without wearing a mask.
    • B: occurs when a driver takes mask off while driving.

 

DMS camera recording in parking mode 

On: Normal recording works while power is maintained in parking mode

Off: DMS power off after 5 minutes when entering parking mode, Normal recording works until just before off

 

LED

Signals for each DMS detection event.

 

Sensitivity 

Sensitivity settings only apply to both Drowsy and Distracted detections.

  • Sensitivity of Drowsy is measured by the period of a driver’s eye blinking.
  • Sensitivity of Distracted is measured by the angle of a driver’s head and its duration.

 

FW language #

You can change the Firmware language of your dashcam.

Firmware language

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