- BlackVue Viewer settings
- Firmware settings
- Video settings
- Recording Mode settings
- System settings
- Event triggers settings
- Camera connectivity settings
- Applying the settings
Click on the Settings button to open the BlackVue settings panel. You will be able to change most of the BlackVue settings to customize its operation.
BlackVue Viewer settings #
Select language #
Select your preferred language for the BlackVue Viewer interface from the dropdown list.
Speed unit on map #
Change the speed unit displayed on the map.
Select map service #
Change the mapping service used.
Picture-in-picture(PIP) playback #
On some computers videos may not play smoothly in PIP view. If you encounter issues please disable PIP playback.
Firmware settings #
Video settings #
Please backup necessary recordings before changing time or image quality settings. If any of the aforementioned settings are changed and saved, the dashcam will format the microSD card and delete all recordings stored on the card including locked event files in order to ensure optimal performance.
Resolution and frame rate is fixed at “FHD@60 + FHD@30”. This means the front camera records Full HD video at 60 frames per second, and the rear camera records Full HD video at 30 frames per second.
• The playback of 60 fps videos depends on your device’s hardware and software. Older devices may not support 60 fps video playback. If you encounter issues please check your device’s video playback capabilities.
• Frame rate may vary during Wi-Fi streaming.
Video segment length #
Video segment length is fixed at 1 minute.
Video quality #
You can adjust the recording image quality (bit rate) settings. Choose between:
• Highest (Extreme) (Front: 25 Mbit/s, Rear: 10 Mbit/s)
• Highest (12 Mbit/s) (Front: 12 Mbit/s, Rear: 10 Mbit/s)
• High (10 Mbit/s) (Front: 10 Mbit/s, Rear: 8 Mbit/s)
• Normal (8 Mbit/s) (Front: 8 Mbit/s, Rear: 6 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 “Quick playback” option.
Audio 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.
Camera rotation #
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.
Video overlay #
Video overlay #
If disabled, date & time, speed unit, and user text overlay will not be overlaid on recorded videos.
Date & time display #
Turn on/off the date and time display on videos.
Speed unit #
Select km/h, MPH, or turn 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.
Recording Mode settings #
Normal mode recording #
When turned on, the camera records continuously in a loop and records event files in normal mode. When turned off, the camera only records event videos 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.
Motion sensitivity #
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.
Rear camera recording in parking mode #
When turned on, the front and rear camera record together.
When turned off, the rear camera stops recording 5 minutes after entering parking mode. Rear camera recording restarts when entering
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).
System settings #
Time zone #
Select your time zone to auto-sync with GPS time.
• 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).
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 security LED on/off.
BT (Parking mode) #
You can turn the bluetooth LED on/off for parking mode.
Wi-Fi (Parking mode) #
You can turn the LTE LED on/off for parking mode.
LTE (Parking mode) #
You can turn the Wi-Fi LED on/off for parking mode.
Touch Sensor #
You can turn on/off the touch sensor.
*Pressing the touch sensor triggers manual recording.
Voice guidance #
You can turn on/off the voice guidance (announcements).
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. Default time is 03:00 am.
FW language #
You can change the Firmware language of your dashcam.
Event triggers settings #
Manual recording #
You can turn the Manual recording feature on/off.
Driving impact #
When the G-sensor detects significant or sudden movement (such as an impact or collision) it will trigger an event recording. The G-sensor measures the movement of your vehicle through 3 axes – up and down, side to side, and front and back. You can adjust the sensitivity so minor incidents and bumps don’t trigger an event recording. To turn off event recordings by impact detection during normal mode disable Driving impact.
Beep alert #
Enable Beep alert to hear beep alert when driving impact has occurred.
Parking impact #
When the G-sensor detects significant or sudden movement (such as an impact or collision) it will trigger an event recording. The G-sensor measures the movement of your vehicle through 3 axes – up and down, side to side, and front and back. You can adjust the sensitivity so minor incidents and bumps don’t trigger an event recording. To turn off event recordings by impact detection during parking mode disable Parking impact.
Parking impact history alert #
Parking impact history alert voice alert notifies when exiting parking mode if an impact had been detected during parking mode, howeer, it ignores any impact detected within three minutes before exiting parking mode.
Protect event files #
Turning on this option will protect the following recording types and stop them from being overwritten by newer recordings:
– Impact event recordings during normal mode (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.
Reckless driving unit #
Select km/h or MPH to use for Speed alert, Hard acceleration, Hard braking, and Hard cornering.
Speed alert #
When enabled, an event file is recorded when the car exceeds the set speed limit
Beep alert #
Enable Beep alert to hear beep alert when speed alert has occurred.
Hard acceleration event #
When enabled, an event file is recorded when the camera detects a rate of acceleration per second above the set threshold value.
Beep alert #
Enable Beep alert to hear beep alert when Hard acceleration event has occurred.
Hard braking event #
When enabled, an event file is recorded when the camera detects a speed reduction of more than the set threshold value.
Beep alert #
Enable Beep alert to hear beep alert when Hard braking event has occurred.
Hard cornering event #
When enabled, an event file is recorded when more than 60 degrees is detected within 2 seconds while driving above the set threshold value.
Beep alert #
Enable Beep alert to hear beep alert when Hard cornering event has occurred.
Camera connectivity settings #
Camera Wi-Fi credentials #
You can change the dashcam’s SSID and Wi-Fi login password.
Wi-Fi band #
Choose 5GHz or 2.4GHz of your Wi-Fi band connection preference.
Seamless pairing #
When disabled, connecting camera by seamless pairing is disabled.
Hotspot settings #
Choose your Wi-Fi hotspot from the list and enter the password. The camera will use the selected Wi-Fi hotspot to connect to the cloud.
Applying the settings #
You can automatically apply the configuration by inserting the microSD card into the BlackVue dashcam and turning it on. Configure the settings before using the dashcam. To reset all settings to their defaults press the Reset button at the bottom of the settings panel.