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 change the settings several times using App, Web, or PC, the most recent changes will automatically be applied. The most recent changes will be determined based on UTC to ensure proper syncing.
1. Go to the Settings page.
2. Click 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.
Note a few things below:
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:
– Video quality
– Video segment length
*Note that the setting details are different for each model.
On Basic settings, you can change settings in Time, Video, and Recording.
Select your time zone to auto-sync with GPS time or you can set the time and date manually.
The factory setting is GMT -11.
Some examples of GMT 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 here.
*Selecting Daylight saving time will advance the clock by one hour
** When setting the time manually, please set it to the expected time you will use the BlackVue (not the present time).
Fixed resolution and the frame are different from model to model. Go to the manuals of your camera and refer to the camera specifications.
You can adjust the recording image quality (bitrate) 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.
*The image quality setting may be fixed depending on the model.
Video codec (limited to 900 series)
Choose between H.265 (HEVC) and H.264 (AVC).
• H.265 (HEVC) is not compatible with web viewer.
• H.264 (AVC) is recommended.
• H.265 is not compatible with web viewer. To play H.265 video, first, download the video file and then play the file on your computer.
• Frame rate may vary during Wi-Fi streaming.
Enhanced night vision
The dashcam has intrinsic night vision features. If you want to enhance it, enable Enhanced night vision.
You can adjust the recording brightness level of the dashcam
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 the rear camera recording. Video files from the rear view will be created in parking mode.
Interior Camera recording in parking mode (3CH)
You can turn on or off interior camera recording. Video files from the interior view will be created in parking mode.
When turned off the dashcam does not record audio.
GPS location recording
GPS location recording can protect your privacy. GPS location recording is on by default. When it is off, 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.
– Camera list (Map view): The vehicle’s location will not show on the map.
– Video playback: Under the video player, 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 the 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 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.
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(E) and parking mode (I); 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.
On Sensitivity settings, you can change settings in G-sensor, and Motion detection (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 #
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 a particular region(s), unselect them.
*Depending on the number of cameras connected to the main dashcam, you will find different display settings on the Detection region section.
On System settings, you can change settings in LED, Proximity sensor, Voice guidance, Volume, Scheduled reboot, Speed alert, and User text overlay.
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.
You can turn the rear security LED on/off.
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.
Voice guidance #
You can turn on or off the settings you want to receive voice guidance from.
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.
Speed alert #
Overspeed: 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.
Hard acceleration / Hard braking / Hard cornering events will occur if you select to detect.
The report will show all the events above in the Reckless driving chart.
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.
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.
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.
|Wi-Fi auto turn off||Wi-Fi turns off when it is inactive for 10 minutes.||Wi-Fi does not turn off automatically.|
Wi-Fi auto turn-off setting does not affect Wi-Fi hotspot for Cloud connectivity.
If you are using an LTE-supported BlackVue camera, you will be able to find an LTE setting. If you want to use the mobile data, turn on LTE.
On Cloud settings, you can change settings in Cloud Hotspot. Turn on Enable Cloud service and set SSID/Password.
1. Cloud service hotspot settings will be visible only once the camera is connected to the cloud.
2. A currently connected hotspot will not be changeable as in the picture above.
3. Up to 3 Wi-Fi hotspot SSIDs can be saved (e.g. home, portable hotspot, and work). Click Hotspot 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.
Only 900 series models are compatible with 5GHz.
DMS (DMC200 only) #
Cloud firmware settings for DMC200 compatible cameras. You can change settings of DMS exclusive functions, which are: Drowsy, Distracted, Undetected, Hand distraction, Mask off, DMS camera recording in parking mode, and LED.
Driver detection box
The DMS system has two major event detection systems, visualizing the detection area according to each system as a box.
- One for face detection: Detected, Undetected, Distracted, Drowsy, Mask off,
- The other for motion detection: Hand distraction
There are detection criteria for each event.
- Drowsy: When the driver’s eyes close for more than 1 second or yawn for 2 seconds, it will be detected as Drowsy.
- Distracted: Distracted occurs when the driver deviates more than 50 degrees from the front [Up & down, Right & left]
- Undetected: An undetected event occurs when the driver is not detected in front of the camera for a minute.
- Hand distraction: A hand distraction event occurs when the driver removes one hand from the steering wheel. [*Smoking and phone calls may be suspected.]
- Mask off: Mask off event occurs in two ways
- when the driver gets in the car without a mask
- when the driver takes his or her 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 lighting for each event according to DMS event detection
Drowsy and Distracted each have three sensitivity conditions.
-Drowsy sensitivity is set by Eye blinking period with a reliable BlackVue algorithm
-Distracted sensitivity is set by the driver’s head position angle from the front and its lasting time.
FW language #
You can change the Firmware language of your dashcam. Changing the language in FW language settings will not change the language of the web viewer.