RVS Systems DR750S-1CH-16GB, DR750S-1CH-32GB, DR750S-1CH-64GB User Manual

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DR750S-1CH

Manual

ENGLISH

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

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

13

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

13

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

16

Playing and managing video files using your smartphone

 

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

16

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

16

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

18

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

19

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

19

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

19

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

21

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

22

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

23

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

23

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

23

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

24

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

25

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

25

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

25

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

26

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

26

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

26

Playing and managing video files using your computer

 

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

27

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

27

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

28

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

29

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

29

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

30

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

31

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

31

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

31

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

33

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

33

Exploring the timeline and G-Sensor graph..............................................................................

34

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

35

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

36

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

37

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

37

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

37

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

37

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

38

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

39

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

39

Copying videos................................................................................................................................

40

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

40

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

41

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

42

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

42

Formatting the card in the BlackVue....................................................................

42

Format using BlackVue Viewer (Windows)..........................................................

42

Format using BlackVue Viewer (macOS)..............................................................

43

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

45

Upgrading the firmware using an iOS or Android device

 

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

45

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

48

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

50

Changing settings using your smartphone (Android/iOS).. 50

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

51

Time settings...................................................................................................................................

52

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

54

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

54

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

54

Enhanced night vision...................................................................................................................................................

55

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

55

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

56

Recording type settings................................................................................................................................................

56

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

56

Date & time display........................................................................................................................................................

57

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

57

Video segment length...................................................................................................................................................

57

Lock event files................................................................................................................................................................

57

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

58

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

59

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

60

System settings.........................................................................................................

61

LED.....................................................................................................................................................

61

Recording status.............................................................................................................................................................

61

Security (Normal mode)................................................................................................................................................

61

Security (Parking mode)................................................................................................................................................

61

Wi-Fi (Parking mode)......................................................................................................................................................

62

Proximity Sensor.............................................................................................................................

62

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

62

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

62

Scheduled Reboot..........................................................................................................................

62

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

62

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

62

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

63

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

63

Wi-Fi auto turn off...........................................................................................................................

63

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

64

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

64

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

65

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

66

FW Language.............................................................................................................

67

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

68

BlackVue Viewer settings........................................................................................

69

Select language..............................................................................................................................

69

Speed unit on map.........................................................................................................................

69

Select map service..........................................................................................................................

69

Firmware settings.....................................................................................................

70

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

71

Time settings...................................................................................................................................................................

71

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

72

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

73

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

74

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

74

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

75

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

75

System settings...............................................................................................................................

77

LED.....................................................................................................................................................................................

77

Proximity Sensor.............................................................................................................................................................

78

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

78

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

78

Scheduled Reboot..........................................................................................................................................................

78

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

79

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

79

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

80

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

80

Wi-Fi auto turn off...........................................................................................................................................................

80

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

81

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

81

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

82

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

82

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

82

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

83

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

83

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

88

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

88

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

89

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

90

Changing / resetting direct Wi-Fi SSID and password .........

90

On-device Wi-Fi SSID and password reset...........................................................

90

Change Wi-Fi SSID and password over the Cloud..............................................

91

Change the Wi-Fi password using BlackVue Viewer (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 with the BlackVue dashcam when you purchase the product. Insert the microSD card in the dashcam and power it up. The microSD card will be initialized.

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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 downloads page (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.

BlackVue dashcam

microSD card reader

microSD Card

Power cord

Quick start guide

Pry tool

Double-sided

 

 

tape for the

Cable clips (5 EA)

 

Mounting Bracket

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).

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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

mm 36

Mounting bracket

Front security LED

 

: Blinks slowly during normal mode and parking mode motion detection standby.

 

: Blinks quickly when (i) an event is being recorded (impact detected),

 

(ii) manual recording has started, or (iii) motion is detected in parking mode.

GPS LED

: GPS is on

Speaker

Recording LED

: Blinks orange in normal mode.

: Blinks red when (i) an event is being recorded (impact detected), or (ii) manual recording has started.

: Blinks green in parking mode when motion is detected.

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Wi-Fi/Internet LED

: Direct Wi-Fi is on.

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

Proximity Sensor:

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

Alternatively, it can be set as a manual recording trigger in the firmware settings.

microSD card slot

DC in

Cover

(power connector)

 

Wi-Fi / Format button:

– Press once to turn on/off Wi-Fi.

– Press and hold for 5 seconds and once voice instructions start, release the button. Then press once again to reset the Wi-Fi SSID and password or press and hold for 5 seconds to format the microSD card.

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Removing and inserting the front camera

Connectivity details label:

– Default Wi-Fi SSID

– Default Wi-Fi password

– Cloud code

– QR code

Serial number label

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.

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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

Turn off the engine. Open the cover of the microSD card slot, gently push the card into the slot until it locks into place and close the

 

cover.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

5

Plug the power cord into the cigarette lighter socket and the dashcam.

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

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6

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.

7

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.

Note

yy Up to 50 event recordings (impact, manual) can be locked from being overwritten. By default, this feature is disabled. You can enable it from firmware settings and choose to either overwrite them with new event files when the event file storage is full or lock the 50 event files and save the new event files in loop recording storage. Please note that formatting the microSD card deletes all the recordings including the locked event files.

yy The recording LED blinks while recording (default setting) and the GPS LED is on when a GPS signal is received. There are 4 recording modes: Normal, Event, Parking and Manual. 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. Touching the proximity sensor turns on/off audio recording or triggers manual recording depending on the firmware settings.

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.

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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 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. BlackVue750S-******).

c.Enter the password and tap join.

*The default Wi-Fi SSID and password is labeled on the dashcam. To find them, unplug the cables and remove the dashcam from its mount.

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

Note

yy Direct Wi-Fi lets you directly connect your smartphone to your dashcam via Wi-Fi within a range of 10m. yy The BlackVue app is available for devices running Android 4.2 and higher, or iOS 8.0 and higher.

yy You can change Wi-Fi SSID and password as described on page 90 and 93.

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BLACKVUE WI-FI screen composition

 

Copy to Internal Memory

BlackVue SSID

Firmware settings

File type filter buttons

 

Video list

 

 

 

 

 

Video file pop-up 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.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Event

saves an event recording beginning 5 seconds before the event trigger. Exceeding the set speed limit

 

 

will also trigger an event recording.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manual

If proximity sensor is set as a manual recording trigger in the firmware settings, touching or waving a

 

finger within 20mm of the sensor will turn on manual recording.

 

 

 

 

 

Tap the car icon to load the thumbnail of a recording.

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

yy

Recording type:

N: Normal

 

 

E: Event

 

 

P: Parking mode motion detection

 

 

M: Manual

yy

Camera direction:

F: Front camera

yy Example file name:

20170104_150838_NF.mp4

 

 

Date & time: 4th January 2017, 03:08:38 PM

 

 

Recording type: Normal

 

 

Camera direction: Front camera

Note

yy Use the , , , buttons to filter the video list by recording type (Normal, Event, Parking and Manual). The filter button displays both E (Event) and I (Impact event while parked) recordings.

yy The dashcam requires a constant power source to record in parking mode. See "Optional accessories" on page 88 for more information.

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Checking the displayed time & GPS data

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 settings" on page 52 or 71.

Video file

Date, Time & Speed

Model name

Portrait and landscape display

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

Rotate your smartphone or press the rotate buttonto switch between portrait and landscape display modes.

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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

3

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

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

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

Note

yy When watching Live View via direct Wi-Fi, map data isn’t displayed because your smartphone can’t access internet as long as it is connected to dashcam’s Wi-Fi.

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Managing videos

Managing videos in BLACKVUE WI-FI

You can manage the recorded videos using the BlackVue 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 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 cover of the microSD card slot.

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 cover.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Open side cover

To remove

To insert

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2

3

4

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.

Download BlackVue Viewer from www.blackvue.com > Support > Downloads and install it on your computer. Run BlackVue Viewer. To play, select a video and click on the play button or double click the selected video.

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Viewer screen composition

Windows Viewer

When you launch the program, you will see the SD card Viewer window. To open Cloud Viewer, click the button.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Format

Select card

Switch between SD card Viewer and Cloud Viewer

 

 

 

 

Settings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Program info.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Filter files by direction and

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

recording mode

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Playback screen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click to change the folder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Playback speed control

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Previous frame

Recorded file list

Play/pause Next frame

Select file(s) to copy, delete or

 

verify it

Stop

GPS data

 

 

Timeline for hour/min/sec

Map screen

selection

 

 

G-Sensor information

View full screen

Switch front/rear view

Flip upside down

Front/rear screen mode

Flip horizontally

Print

Fit to playback screen

Capture

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Mac Viewer

When you launch the program, you will see the SD card Viewer window. To open Cloud Viewer, click the button.

Playback Screen (front camera)

Playback Screen (rear camera)

Play previous file

Normal screen size

Front/Rear reverse view

Front/Rear screen mode

Flip horizontally

View upside-down

Full Screen view

Previous frame

 

 

Format

Settings

Switch between SD card Viewer

 

 

and Cloud Viewer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Timeline for min selection

Playback time

Playback/Pause

Volume control

Next frame

Playback speed control

 

Play next file

MyWay Viewer

Capture

Print

G-Sensor Information

GPS Data

Recorded File List

Timeline for sec selection

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