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Parking Mode recording

I notice that my dashcam keeps recording everything in parking mode. it keeps overwriting the files by filling up the SD card within two hours. How do I set it to only record events?

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    Tunde Anderson

    Same here, I have motion and g sensor settings set to min settings at the moment and my camera records pretty much constantly until the battery voltage drops and the camera gets cut out. Typically I'll park my car at work (which is mostly empty) in the morning and recording on my device has stopped by lunch due to power magic stopping recording due to voltage. 

     

    Is there an issue here you need to look into? The motion and g sensor settings seem to have very little effect? Parking mode is pretty useless for me if it can only manage recording til lunch cos it's constantly recording when not neccssary.

     

    Anyone?

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    NP

    I have already informed Blackvue that the Motion Detection in Parking Mode is far too sensitive.  I have it set at "1", and it still records to card when there is the slightest movement in the distance (like tree branches moving slightly in the breeze).  They said they would look at reducing sensitivity for a future firmware upgrade.

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    Tunde Anderson

    Awesome, hopefully it's fixed soon!

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    David Bower

    I've had to set mine to zero until they fix it so I don't I lose all my recordings. Not having this feature available is very poor from Blackvue.

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    Ronald

    I have set the motion detection to zero also, But the camera is still recording continuously when in parking mode.. (G-sensor setting in parking mode is 80 on all axis)

    Parking mode is completely useless this way. (firmware version 1.004) 

    Any suggestions BlackVue?

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    David Bower

    Zero in firmware 1.006 stops it recording

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    Ronald

    Thanks David, I will upgrade to 1.006

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    David Bower

    This has gone on far too long now.

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    Tunde Anderson

    Yep, I'm quite disappointed. One of the primary features I considered when buying these was the parking mode... but I've no choice but to disable it as it's just on all the time and goes flat by lunchtime.

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    Tunde Anderson

    I'll give these guys until the end of the month to come back with an update... if not i'll leave some negative feedback on amazon, wouldn't want people being in the same situation as us, buying a product they advertised as doing something but it clearly doesn't, at least anymore. Shame really

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    NP

    I have contacted Blackvue again about this situation.
    They have replied that the DR750S-2CH has got properly adjustable sensitivity for Motion Detection, but the DR650S-2CH is much harder to fix by means of a firmware upgrade.  They say they are still working on it; but I have appealed to them to also consider an alternative remedy (and I have made a suggestion in that regard). 
    Hopefully, we will get a positive response soon.

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    NP

    I have had a response from Blackvue concerning the lack of adjustment for Motion Detection Sensitivity in Parking Mode on DR650S models.  It appears that Blackvue are saying that this was a "projected feature" (and I assume that they mean that it was not a guaranteed feature out of the box with the DR650S).  This wasn't my understanding at the time of purchase.  I do not know whether I would have been put off purchasing the DR650S-2CH if I knew that Motion Detection was "all or nothing"; but I certainly would not have bothered to buy the B-112 battery system.

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    Tunde Anderson

    Thanks for the update... what a load of crap that is then.... it would certainly have put me off. The main reason I bought this was for parking mode recording, because the car park at my work is full of idiots leaving marks all over other peoples cars. Looking at the specs listed they have specified "G-Sensor Trigger Level programmable", but nothing about motion detection. I'll prob have to cut my losses on the 650S and buy something else that'll do the job :(

    So Blackvue actually said this was fixed on the 750S?

     

     

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    NP

    "So Blackvue actually said this was fixed on the 750S?"

    I think they are saying that they built this feature into the original DR750S firmware, whereas it was not in the original DR650S (and they cannot devise a firmware update that will do the job).  This claim is somewhat without merit because the DR650S firmware has always had a sensitivity 'slider' ... which suggests adjustment of sensitivity (not just ON or OFF where a tickbox would suffice).   It appears that we have (in effect) been unofficial BETA Testers for Blackvue, so they ought to at least consider a relatively painless upgrade path to DR750S for those of us who sought workable motion detection. 

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    Tunde Anderson

    Yeah I agree, we should be at least offered some kind of discount / trade in. Mine is only a few months old. Is that something you are asking them about? How are you contacting them? They seem non existent on these forums.

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    Jonathan Bigland

    Well I kind of wish I had joined this forum sooner I'm now wishing I hadn't spent so much on this product I did my homework prior to buying the 650 and as stated it indicates adjustable sensitivity in all modes when in parking mode .I to cannot select a low enough setting to stop the camera triggering but in my case it constantly alerts me over the cloud to my mobile that motion has been detected BUT doesn't record the event .

    As someone's mentioned above a software update for the 650 should be the same as that of the 750 the platform they work on looks and appears to be the same 

    Disappointed doesn't cut it come on guys sort this out 

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    Claus

    that's bulls***, they are promoting the motion feature on their own page, but i'm not surprised anymore, if was giving the option to return the item I will be the first to turn it in.  

    https://www.blackvue.com/dr650s-2ch/#1459846779052-0ad7b49f-b495

    copied from the link above

    BUILT-IN IMPACT & MOTION DETECTION

    Built-in impact and motion detection enable your BlackVue to switch between 3 different recording modes (Normal/Event/Parking) automatically depending on the circumstances.
    Videos files are marked accordingly so that you can easily find relevant ones with the BlackVue Viewer.
    Loop recording: Your BlackVue automatically writes over the oldest files when the memory is full.

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    Martyn Rogers

    I have a brand new 750S and get exactly the same problem.  The car is in a private garage in the dark - no movement and no vision disturbance.  Records constantly to disk.  I have Cell Link B battery so it fills the disk wipes all my previous footage.  Only stops when the battery runs out.

     

    Doesn't do what it says on the box so Australian Consumer Law says you must refund.  Does anyone from Blackvue actually read this stuff - I doubt it.  Either that or they don't care.

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    Tunde Anderson

    So the 750S has the same problem, even after being able to adjust the motion sensitivity? That sucks, I'd definitely send that back if that's the case. Also good to know, and I'll not bother with the 750 then myself, I'll go for another brand.

    Blackvue don't read this at all, I don't think they really care. You'll need to send it back to whoever you purchased it from I assume.

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    NP

    The best I can get out of a DR650S-2CH (with regard to perimeter protection when parked) is to set the Parking Mode Motion Detection Sensitivity to 1, and fit the rear camera lens protector cap.  This arrangement works in a multi-storey car park with my car facing inwards.  The rear camera has a distant view of a railway line.  So covering up the rear lens prevents triggering by the distant movement of trains.  Now the system detects the occasional vehicle, pedestrian and car park-attendant.  In this situation (top floor) there is less traffic so the recordings are now spaced out between quite long time lapses.  This is the sort of system behaviour that I expected from the Blackvue, but it is very difficult to contrive; and rarely occurs in practice.
    Surely Blackvue can configure the system to compare images that are several seconds apart?  The comparison could then tolerate a percentage difference before triggering recording (this percentage should be the sensitivity level set in the firmware).  This ought to prevent distant tree motion being the trigger .... 
    Another way the system could be more discriminatory about motion detection is for the firmware to concentrate on the lower half of the image.  This would mean detecting closer objects, and ignoring higher objects in the far distance. 
    I have gained the impression from Blackvue that they were worried about customers complaining that a motion event had not been triggered (so they opted for a capture all approach).  Honestly, I would not be too concerned about this; as some reduction in capture certainty would be OK ... if we could adjust sensitivity downwards.  Let the customer decide on the relative balance between certainty and amount of recording.

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    Martyn Rogers

    Just uploaded firmware 1.001 on my 750S and turned sensitivity (motion) to 1 and it seems to have fixed the problem

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    NP

    Hi Martyn,

    That's interesting.  If you don't mind me asking ...

    When the sensitivity is down at one, what does it take to trigger recording?

    For instance, how close do you need to get before recording starts (if you have the camera LEDs on, it should be fairly apparent that your motion is triggering camera action).

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    Martyn Rogers

    Haven't really had a chance to test it yet as the car has been garaged over the weekend.  It certainly detects my presence from front and rear.  We will test it when parked roadside and see what it detects.  I also took the advice of others and turned the G sensor sensitivity up to ensure any collision was recorded

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    LUCA

    My issue is that the parking mode doesn't autoswitch most of the time. Are you guys facing the same issue??

    Here is the post...still waiting for answers from Blackvue --->

    https://helpcenter.blackvue.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/115002967192-DR750s-2CH-Camera-not-entering-Parking-Mode-after-5-mins

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    Brian Groves

    Actually all you guys have it relatively good; here's a real smasher "! Running DR650 2Ch unit in a Commodore Redline & after a couple of days need roadside service to start my car, why- after standing overnight the car battery is 'dead flat'. 

    No lights or other accessories apart from BlackVue  parking cameras running.  I've had the car from new over 18 mths ago & all good until now.  To get to the chase I had the battery tested by local RAA who said A1 no problems & at the same time checked out car for any voltage loss - soon found the BLACKVUE cameras still running.

    Since have been back to BLACKVUE agent[dealer-fitter] who dropped the voltage the cameras would turn off at updated software & fixed 'Parking Camera time to minimum' [lowest].

    Couple days later had to be again started by RAA again, this time I purchased a new car battery to rule out that issue for good.

    Couple days later had to be again started by RAA, since then I have taken car back to Service Agents in Adelaide and Service Manager stated after 5 hours of testing only current loss via car dash-cams for which I paid out another bag of Dollars. Being late on a Friday the BLACKVUE agent[dealer-fitter] was closed.

    I will be returning to BLACKVUE agent[dealer-fitter] after the weekend for a satisfactory end to a most expensive time wasting lot of exercises so far.

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    Brian Groves

    After half a dozen completely flat batteries – could not access any features of the car to even open. [Approx; AU$150 spent – trying to correct fault ].

    Today 21.05.2018 I returned to my initial  BLACKVUE dash-cam [seller/installer0 to try & get initial issue problem of two plus months corrected.

    The RAA & the car’s manufacturer had both by this stage stated “faulty dash-cams” so with GMH Service Managers business card asked for problems to be corrected

    Progress so far;

    To date one new Power Magic Pro has been fitted – “to see how it goes” .  

      The PARKING MODE HAS ALSO BEEN SWITCHED OFF. Hopefully,  ‘ should this work out’  and allow some normality with the BLACKVUE dash-cam  us.,

     

      I intend to get the Parking Mode enabled & purchase the CELLINK-B Backup Battery,     BlackVue B-112 ,   the CELLINK-B  Expansion Pack further extends recording time of your dash cam once you've parked.   This pack is said to boosts the numbers to over 40hrs for a two channel kit like the BlackVue DR650GW-2CH* and more than 68hrs with a single channel DR650GW-1CH.    I hope to run any stopped/parking use via this system.

    It is a pity BLACKVIEW couldn’t incorporate the   DR-PMP POWER MAGIC PRO BATTERY DRAIN PREVENTION DEVICE & new BLACKVUE B-112 POWER MAGIC BATTERY PACK 12/24V

    into the one unit to stop just adding bits & pieces.

      I’ll keep you informed & add comment for readers as complete faith isn’t yet lost

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    Brian Groves

    To date one new Power Magic Pro has been fitted – “to see how it goes” .  

      The PARKING MODE HAS ALSO BEEN SWITCHED OFF. Hopefully,  ‘ should this work out’  and allow some normality with the BLACKVUE dash-cams [2] .

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