- Basic settings
- Sensitivity settings
- System settings
- Wi-Fi settings
- Cloud settings
- FW Language
Changing settings using your smartphone (Android/iOS)
“Pair” your smartphone with the BlackVue dashcam via Wi-Fi direct
1. Go to your smartphone’s Settings > Wi-Fi and connect to your dashcam.
2. Open the BlackVue app. Select WI-FI > to access the Firmware settings menu.
3. After making any changes, go back to the Firmware settings menu, tap and tap Save.
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.
Basic settings #
Time settings #
Select your time zone to auto-sync with GPS time or you can set the time and date manually after enabling Manual time setting.
• 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 settings #
Resolution and frame rate is fixed at “4K UHD @30”. This means the dashcam records 4K UHD video at 30 frames per second.
• 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.
Video codec #
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.
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 “Quick playback” option.
Enhanced night vision #
The dashcam has intrinsic night vision feature. If you want to enhance it, enable Enhanced night vision.
You can adjust the recording brightness level of the dashcam
Recording settings #
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.
Voice recording #
When turned off the dashcam does not record audio.
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°.
Sensitivity settings #
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) #
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.
System settings #
Recording status #
You can turn the recording status LED on/off.
Security (Normal mode) #
You can turn the security LED on/off for normal mode.
Security (Parking mode) #
You can turn the security LED on/off for parking mode.
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 (default)
– Manual recording trigger
The sensor can also be disabled completely.
Voice guidance #
Impact detected in parking mode #
Notifies when exiting parking mode if an impact had been detected during parking mode, however, it ignores any impact detected within three minutes before exiting parking mode.
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.
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.
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.
Wi-Fi settings #
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.
|Wi-Fi auto turn off||Wi-Fi turns off 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.
Cloud settings #
Enable Cloud service #
If you don’t use the Cloud service you can turn it off.
Cloud service hotspot settings #
Up to 3 Wi-Fi hotspot SSIDs can be saved (e.g. home, portable hotspot and work). Choose your Wi-Fi hotspot from the list and enter the password. 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.
Push notification settings #
You can customize when you want to receive push notifications.
FW Language #
You can change the Firmware language of your dashcam.