RVS Systems DR650S-2CH, DR650S-2CH-128GB, DR650S-2CH-32GB User Manual

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Table of Contents

Introduction..................................................................

5

Important safety information.....................................

6

Overview.......................................................................

9

In the box.....................................................................................................................

9

At a glance..................................................................................................................

10

Front camera....................................................................................................................................

10

Removing and inserting the front camera.................................................................................

12

Rear camera.....................................................................................................................................

12

Removing and inserting the rear camera..................................................................................

13

Installation..................................................................

14

Installing the BlackVue dashcam...........................................................................

14

Playing and Managing Videos...................................

18

Playing and managing video files using your smartphone

 

(Android/iOS)...........................................................................

18

Opening video files..................................................................................................

18

BLACKVUE WI-FI screen composition...................................................................

20

Playing video.............................................................................................................

21

Playing back videos........................................................................................................................

21

Identify video files by recording type.........................................................................................

21

Checking the displayed time & GPS data...................................................................................

23

Real-time streaming video (Live View).................................................................

24

Managing videos .....................................................................................................

25

Managing videos in BLACKVUE WI-FI.........................................................................................

25

Copy to Internal Memory .............................................................................................................................................

25

Managing videos in INTERNAL MEMORY...................................................................................

26

Deleting videos ..............................................................................................................................................................

27

Creating a new folder ....................................................................................................................................................

27

Copying and pasting videos ........................................................................................................................................

27

Moving videos ................................................................................................................................................................

28

Renaming a video ..........................................................................................................................................................

28

Uploading, sharing or emailing a video ....................................................................................................................

28

Playing and managing video files using your computer

 

(Windows/Mac)........................................................................

29

Removing the microSD card...................................................................................

29

Opening video files in BlackVue Viewer...............................................................

30

For Windows users..........................................................................................................................

30

For Mac users...................................................................................................................................

31

Viewer screen composition.....................................................................................

32

Windows Viewer..............................................................................................................................

32

Mac Viewer.......................................................................................................................................

33

Playing video.............................................................................................................

34

Playing back videos........................................................................................................................

34

Identify video files by recording type.........................................................................................

34

Checking the displayed time........................................................................................................

35

Using BlackVue Viewer..................................................................................................................

35

Exploring the timeline...................................................................................................................

35

Zoom options..................................................................................................................................

36

Viewing the G-Sensor graph.........................................................................................................

36

Checking the GPS data..................................................................................................................

37

GPS tracking....................................................................................................................................

37

GPS tracking – Advanced mode...................................................................................................

38

Managing videos......................................................................................................

39

Capturing or printing a still image from video.........................................................................

39

Deleting videos...............................................................................................................................

40

For Windows users..........................................................................................................................................................

40

For Mac users...................................................................................................................................................................

40

Exporting videos.............................................................................................................................

41

For Windows users..........................................................................................................................................................

41

For Mac users...................................................................................................................................................................

42

Verifying videos..............................................................................................................................

43

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Tips for optimal performance ...................................

44

Formatting the microSD card.................................................

44

Format using the dashcam’s self-format function..............................................

44

Format using Windows Viewer...............................................................................

45

Format using Mac Viewer........................................................................................

46

Upgrading the firmware.........................................................

48

Upgrading the firmware using an iOS or Android device

 

(Firmware Over The Air)...........................................................................................

48

Upgrading the firmware using a computer (Windows or Mac).......................

51

Changing settings......................................................

53

Changing settings using your smartphone (Android/iOS)....

53

Basic settings.............................................................................................................

54

Time zone.........................................................................................................................................

55

Video settings..................................................................................................................................

56

Resolution .......................................................................................................................................................................

56

Image quality...................................................................................................................................................................

56

Brightness........................................................................................................................................................................

56

Recording settings..........................................................................................................................

57

Normal recording ...........................................................................................................................................................

57

Voice recording ..............................................................................................................................................................

57

Date and time display ...................................................................................................................................................

57

Speed unit .......................................................................................................................................................................

58

Normal recording duration...........................................................................................................................................

58

Event/Parking mode recording duration...................................................................................................................

58

Auto switching to parking mode ................................................................................................................................

58

Rear camera power ........................................................................................................................................................

58

Rear camera recording ..................................................................................................................................................

58

Rear camera 180° rotation ...........................................................................................................................................

58

Sensitivity settings...................................................................................................

59

G-sensor (Normal mode and parking mode)............................................................................

60

Motion detection (Parking mode)...............................................................................................

61

Speed alert.......................................................................................................................................

62

Other settings ...........................................................................................................

63

Recording status LED.....................................................................................................................

63

Security LED (Front camera).........................................................................................................

63

Security LED (Rear camera)...........................................................................................................

63

Voice guidance ...............................................................................................................................

64

Volume..............................................................................................................................................

64

User text overlay ............................................................................................................................

65

Wi-Fi settings ............................................................................................................

66

Wi-Fi auto turn on & off.................................................................................................................

66

Login credentials............................................................................................................................

67

Cloud settings ..........................................................................................................

68

Enable Cloud service......................................................................................................................

68

Cloud service hotspot settings ....................................................................................................

69

Push notification settings ............................................................................................................

70

Changing settings using your computer (Windows/Mac)....

71

BlackVue Viewer language setting........................................................................

71

BlackVue settings.....................................................................................................

71

Basic settings...................................................................................................................................

72

Firmware...........................................................................................................................................................................

72

Setting your time zone..................................................................................................................................................

73

Video settings..................................................................................................................................................................

73

Recording settings..........................................................................................................................................................

74

Sensitivity settings.........................................................................................................................

75

Sensitivity in normal and parking mode....................................................................................................................

75

Sensitivity of the motion detection (parking mode)...............................................................................................

76

Advanced sensitivity settings for normal and parking mode................................................................................

76

Speed alert.......................................................................................................................................................................

77

Wi-Fi & Other settings....................................................................................................................

78

Wi-Fi settings ..................................................................................................................................................................

79

Other settings .................................................................................................................................................................

79

Cloud settings.................................................................................................................................

81

Cloud settings.................................................................................................................................................................

82

Push notification settings.............................................................................................................................................

82

Applying the settings....................................................................................................................

82

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About the Cloud Service............................................

83

Connect to BLACKVUE CLOUD (Optional) .............................

83

Optional accessories..................................................

89

Parking mode hardwiring kit (Optional)...............................

89

Parking mode battery pack (Optional)..................................

90

Troubleshooting.........................................................

91

Resetting the direct Wi-Fi login password.............................

91

Change the Wi-Fi password over the internet:....................................................

91

Change the Wi-Fi password using BlackVue Viewer (Windows or Mac).........

93

Reset the Wi-Fi password by upgrading the firmware using a computer

 

(Windows or Mac).....................................................................................................

93

Product specifications...............................................

94

Recording time...........................................................

96

Disposal and recycling information..........................

97

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Introduction

Thank you for purchasing this BlackVue dashcam made by Pittasoft Co., Ltd. This instruction manual contains information on how to operate your dashcam.

Before using your dashcam, we recommend that you read through this manual to ensure correct usage.

To improve the performance of the product, the contents of this manual are subject to change without prior notice.

Note

yy A formatted microSD card is provided in the BlackVue dashcam when you purchase the product. After turning on the power of the dashcam, the microSD card will be initialized and programs such as BlackVue Viewer will be installed.

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Important safety information

For user safety and to avoid property damage, read through this manual and follow these safety instructions to use the product correctly.

DANGER Failure to observe the following directions could result in death or property damage:

yy Do not disassemble, repair, or modify the product yourself.

Doing so may cause fire, electric shock, or malfunction. For internal inspection and repair, contact the service center.

yy If any foreign matter gets inside the product, detach the power cord immediately.

Contact the service center for repair.

yy Do not adjust the product while driving.

Doing so may cause an accident. Stop or park your car in a safe place before installing and setting up the product.

yy Do not install the product in a location where the product can interfere with the driver's field of vision.

Doing so may cause an accident.

yy Do not use a damaged or modified power cord. Only use the cords provided by the manufacturer.

Damaged or modified power cords may cause an explosion, fire, or malfunction.

yy Do not operate the product with wet hands.

Doing so may cause electric shock.

yy Do not install the product in an environment with high humidity, or combustible gases or liquids.

Doing so may cause an explosion and/or fire.

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WARNING Failure to observe the following directions could result in death or serious injury:

yy Do not leave the product near infants, children, or pets.

There is a risk of them swallowing small components, and/or their saliva may get into the product, causing an explosion due to a short circuit.

yy Do not spray water or wax directly onto the product while cleaning the inside of the car.

Doing so may cause fire, electric shock, or malfunction.

yy If smoke or an unusual smell is emitted from the power cord, detach the power cord immediately.

Contact the service center or your distributor.

yy Keep the terminals of the power cord clean.

Failure to do so may cause excessive heat and fire.

yy Use the correct input voltage.

Failure to do so may cause explosion, fire, or malfunction.

yy Plug in the power cord firmly so that it cannot easily be disconnected.

Failure to do so may cause fire.

yy Do not cover the product with any material.

Doing so may cause external deformation of the product or fire. Use the product and peripherals in a well-ventilated location.

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CAUTION Failure to observe the following directions could result in injury or property damage:

yy Do not spray cleaning products directly onto the product.

Doing so may cause discoloration, cracks, or malfunction.

yy If the product is used outside the optimal temperature range (-20°C – 60°C / -4°F – 140°F), performance can decline or malfunctions may occur.

yy Make sure that the product is installed properly.

If installed incorrectly, vibrations may cause the product to fall, and may cause physical injury.

yy When entering or exiting a tunnel, when directly facing into bright sunlight, or when recording at night without lighting the quality of recorded video may deteriorate.

yy If the product is damaged or the power supply is cut due to an accident, video may not be recorded.

yy Excessively tinted windshield glass can distort the recorded video or cause recorded video to be indistinct. yy Prolonged use of the product can increase the interior temperature and cause burns.

yy microSD cards are consumables, so replace microSD cards after prolonged use.

microSD cards may not record video correctly after extended use, so check the microSD card's recording capability periodically and replace as necessary.

yy Clean the lens regularly.

Foreign material attached to the lens can affect the recording quality.

yy Do not remove the microSD card while the microSD card is saving or reading data.

The data can be damaged or malfunctions may occur.

yy It is recommended that you install the software and firmware from the BlackVue download page. You can access the BlackVue download page on the BlackVue website (www.blackvue.com).

yy It is recommended that you remove the power cord if the product (BlackVue dashcam/Parking Mode Hardwiring Kit) is not used for an extended period of time.

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Overview

In the box

Check the box for each of the following items before installing the BlackVue dashcam.

Front camera

Quick start guide

Power cord

Cable clips (8 EA)

Double-sided tape for the

microSD card

Mounting Brackets

 

microSD card reader

Rear camera

Rear camera connection cable

Pry tool

Note

yy The illustrations in this manual may differ from the product.

yy To improve the performance of the product, the contents of this manual are subject to change without prior notice.

yy For more information about the package components and accessories, visit the BlackVue website (www.blackvue.com). yy You can find the microSD card in the BlackVue dashcam.

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At a glance

The following diagrams explain each part of the BlackVue dashcam.

Front camera

118.5 mm

Lock button

Camera lens

55 mm

Mounting bracket

QR Code:

GPS LED

Used to register your camera for

 

: GPS is on.

the Cloud Service

 

Speaker

 

(leave attached for easy access).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mm 36

Front security LED

: Blinks slowly in normal and parking : Blinks quickly when

(i)an event is being recorded (impact detected),

(ii)motion is detected in parking mode.

Cloud code

Recording LED

 

: Blinks orange in normal mode.

: Blinks red when an event is being recorded (impact detected).

: Blinks green when motion is detected in parking mode.

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Wi-Fi/Internet LED

: Direct Wi-Fi is on.

: Blinks when connected to the internet (Cloud connected).

Voice recording proximity sensor:

Touch or wave a finger within 20mm of the sensor to turn the voice recording function on or off.

Rear camera connection port

DC in

Cover

(power connector)

 

microSD card slot

Wi-Fi / Format button

*Self-format function: To format the microSD card press the button for 10 seconds until the dashcam beeps.

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Removing and inserting the front camera

yy To remove the dashcam from its bracket, press the LOCK button and pull the dashcam out of the mounting bracket. yy To insert the dashcam into its bracket, push the dashcam into the mounting bracket until it "clicks" in.

Rear camera

Mounting bracket

Camera lens

 

 

 

31 mm

mm 25

67.4 mm

V out (Front camera

connection port)

Rear security LED

: Rear camera is on

(on in all recording modes).

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Removing and inserting the rear camera

yy To remove the rear camera from its bracket, hold the mounting bracket and pull the rear camera out.

yy To insert the rear camera into its bracket, push the rear camera into the mounting bracket until it "clicks" in.

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Installation

Installing the BlackVue dashcam

Install the BlackVue dashcam behind the rear view mirror. Remove any foreign matter and clean and dry the windshield before installation.

Warning

yy Do not install the product in a location where it can obstruct the driver's field of vision.

1

2

Turn off the engine.

Peel off the protective film from the double-sided tape and attach the dashcam to the windshield behind the rear-view mirror.

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3 Adjust the angle of the lens by rotating the body of the dashcam. We recommend pointing the lens slightly downwards (≈10° below horizontal), so as to record video with a 6:4 road to background ratio.

4

Peel off the protective film from the double-sided tape and attach the rear camera to the rear windshield. Adjust the angle of the

 

lens by rotating the body of the rear camera.

5

Connect the front camera ('Rear' port) and the rear camera ('V out') using the rear camera connection cable.

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6

7

8

Use the pry tool to lift the edges of the rubber window sealing and molding and tuck in the rear camera connection cable.

Rear camera connection cable

Plug the power cord into the cigarette lighter socket and the front camera.

Use the pry tool to lift the edges of the windshield trim/molding and tuck in the power cord.

Rear camera connection cable

 

Power cord

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9 Turn on the engine. The BlackVue dashcam will power up and start recording. Video files are stored on the microSD card. When the microSD card fills up, the newest video files will start to replace the oldest video files (called loop recording) – so you will always have the most recent video files.

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Note

yy The recording LED blinks while recording (default setting) and the GPS LED is on when a GPS signal is received. There are 3 recording modes: Normal, Event and Parking. The dashcam starts recording in normal mode, switches to event mode when an impact is detected, and switches to parking mode if the vehicle is stationary for 5 minutes.

yy When you run the dashcam for the first time the firmware is automatically loaded onto the microSD card. After the firmware has been loaded onto the microSD card you can customize settings using BlackVue Viewer on a computer.

10 Turn off the engine. The dashcam will automatically stop recording and power down. To record in parking mode while the engine is off please install a Power Magic Battery Pack (sold separately) or a Power Magic Pro (sold separately). A Power Magic Pro powers your dashcam when the engine is off by hardwiring it to the automotive battery. A low voltage power cut-off function and a parking mode timer protect the automotive battery from discharge.

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Playing and Managing Videos

 

Playing and managing video files using your smartphone (Android/iOS)

 

Opening video files

1

Search for the BlackVue C app in the Google Play Store or Apple App Store and install it on your smartphone.

2

Pair” your smartphone with the BlackVue dashcam via direct Wi-Fi:

 

a. Go to your smartphone's Settings then select Wi-Fi, and make sure Wi-Fi is turned on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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b.Choose your BlackVue dashcam from the network list. The dashcam's default SSID begins with its model number (e.g. DR650S-******).

c.Enter the default password 'blackvue' and tap Join.

d.Open the BlackVue C app and select BLACKVUE WI-FI.

Note

yy Direct Wi-Fi will turn on automatically when the dashcam turn on.

yy Direct Wi-Fi lets you directly connect your smartphone to your dashcam via Wi-Fi within a range of 10m. yy The BlackVue C app is available for devices running Android 4.4.2 and up, or iOS 8.0 or later.

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BLACKVUE WI-FI screen composition

 

 

 

Copy to Internal Memory

Blackvue SSID

 

 

 

 

 

 

Firmware settings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

File type button

Recorded File list

 

 

 

 

 

 

Video file menu

 

 

 

 

 

Refresh video list

 

 

 

 

 

Live View

 

 

 

 

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Playing video

Playing back videos

Select the video file you want to play from the video list.

Press the refresh button to refresh the video list.

Identify video files by recording type

 

Normal

The dashcam records in normal mode by default.

 

 

 

 

Event

When the dashcam detects an impact while in normal or parking mode, it switches to event mode and

 

saves an event recording beginning 5 seconds before the event trigger.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parking

In parking mode the dashcam continuously buffers video. When motion is detected in the dashcam's

 

field of view, it saves a parking recording beginning 5 seconds before the motion detection.

 

 

 

 

 

Thumbnails are automatically shown for event recording files. For normal and parking mode recordings, tap the car icon to load a thumbnail.

The car icon with an arrow pointing to the right indicates a front dashcam recording. The car icon with an arrow pointing to the left indicates a rear dashcam recording.

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Recording file names include the date, time, recording mode and camera direction.

yy Example file name: 20160510_113207_NF.mp4

 

yy Date & time:

10th May 2016, 11:32:07 am

 

yy

Recording mode:

N: Normal

E: Event

P: Parking

yy

Camera direction:

F: Front dashcam

R: Rear dashcam

Note

 

 

 

yy

The dashcam requires a constant power source to record in parking mode. See "Optional accessories" on page 89 for more

 

information.

 

 

 

yy

Use the

,

,

buttons to filter the video list by recording type (Normal, Event and Parking).

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Checking the displayed time & GPS data

The camera's time zone is initially set to 'Pacific/Midway_Midway Islands' (GMT-11). The time the video was recorded is displayed in the lower left corner of the video in the playback screen. If the displayed time in the recorded videos is incorrect please see "Time zone" on page 55.

Video file

 

 

 

Copy to Internal Memory

 

 

Date, Time & Speed

Model name

Rear camera

 

 

 

Portrait and

 

 

 

 

 

 

landscape display

The vehicle's speed is displayed in the lower-left corner of the video while it is playing back.

Rotate your smartphone or press the rotate button to switch between portrait and landscape display modes. Press the rear button to switch to the rear dashcam view.

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Real-time streaming video (Live View)

You can view in real-time the video currently being recorded by connecting your smartphone to the dashcam via direct Wi-Fi.

1

2

Go to your smartphone's Settings > Wi-Fi and connect to your dashcam.

Open the BlackVue C app. Select BLACKVUE WI-FI and tap the button.

3

Rotate your smartphone or press the rotate button

to switch between portrait and landscape display modes.

4

Press the rear button

to switch to the rear dashcam view.

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Managing videos

Managing videos in BLACKVUE WI-FI

You can manage the recorded videos using the BlackVue C app.

Note

yy When the microSD card fills up, the newest video files will start to replace the oldest video files (called loop recording) – so you will always have the most recent video files.

Copy to Internal Memory

To copy individual files to your smartphone, tap next to the video you want to copy. Select Copy to Internal Memory.

To copy multiple files to your smartphone in one go tap . Select which files to copy, or tap to select all files. Tap to begin copying.

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Managing videos in INTERNAL MEMORY

Open the BlackVue C app and select INTERNAL MEMORY.

Tap to see file options. You can delete, copy or move files, change the name of files and share files.

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Deleting videos

To delete multiple files from your smartphone in one go, tap at the top of the screen and select Delete. Select which files to delete, or tap to select all files. Tap to delete the selected files.

To delete individual files, tap next to the video you want to delete. Select Delete.

Creating a new folder

To create a new folder tap at the top of the screen and select New folder. Enter a new folder name and press OK.

Copying and pasting videos

To copy multiple files in one go, tap at the top of the screen and select Copy. Select which files to copy, or tap to select all files. Tap to copy the selected files. Go to another folder and tap to paste the selected files there.

To copy individual files, tap next to the video you want to copy. Select Copy. Go to another folder and tap to paste the file there.

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Moving videos

To move multiple files in one go, tap at the top of the screen and select Move. Select which files to move, or tap to select all files. Tap and go to another folder and tap to move the selected files there.

To move individual files, tap next to the video you want to move. Select Move. Go to another folder and tap to move the file there.

Renaming a video

To rename a video, tap next to the video you want to rename. Select Change name. Enter a new name and tap OK.

Uploading, sharing or emailing a video

Tap next to the video you want to share. Select Share file. Choose the app you want to share with. The available options will depend on what apps you have installed on your smartphone.

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Playing and managing video files using your computer (Windows/Mac)

1

2

Removing the microSD card

Unplug the power cord to turn off the dashcam.

Open the side cover of the dashcam.

3

To remove the microSD card, gently press on the card to release the lock then carefully pull the card out.

 

To insert the microSD card, gently push the card into the slot until it locks into place and close the side cover.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Open side cover

To remove

To insert

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1

2

3

Opening video files in BlackVue Viewer

Remove the microSD card from the dashcam.

Insert the card into the microSD card reader and connect it to a computer.

Find and run the BlackVue Viewer program.

For Windows users

Open Windows Explorer and click on the microSD card (Removable Disk (F:), or the name of your card location). Go to F:\BlackVue\ Application\Viewer for Windows\ and run BlackVue.exe.

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