With the latest firmware and software releases, the BlackVue DR900S Series and DR750S Series receive two major Parking Mode upgrades:
Access Parking Mode settings under Firmware settings > Basic > Recording > Parking mode recording.
Compatibility (as of 14 Aug, 2018)
New Time Lapse with Buffered Events
30 times longer recording time on your microSD card
Time Lapse Parking Mode allows your dashcam to continuously record at 1FPS (one frame per second). Videos are played back at 30FPS.
Each one-minute video recorded covers a 30-minute period.
No more worrying over files getting overwritten in Parking Mode.
Put simply, each hour of Time Lapse video covers a real-time period of 30 hours.
In other words, a DR900S-2CH with a 16GB microSD card–55 minutes recording front and rear in Extreme mode–could run for over 27 hours in Time Lapse Parking Mode before starting to loop.
Pretty cool, right?
Time Lapse files are categorized as Parking Mode (marked “P” in the file list).
Buffered Event videos in case of impact detected
Now, there are still going to be situations where you want to have an actual video, because 1FPS might not be sufficient.
That is why BlackVue’s Time Lapse mode also includes buffered Event recording.
It means in case of a hit-and-run, your BlackVue switches to regular Event recording, including the 5-6 seconds before the impact.
This sample parking mode video shows both the Time Lapse and later with Buffered Event recorded.
Buffered Event will be automatically triggered once impact is detected above the G-sensors' threshold settings.
At 09:10:58, the Event File video shows about 5 seconds of video even before impact is detected.
Improved Motion & Impact Detection
An upgrade to the existing Parking Mode
The “regular” Parking Mode detects both:
Motion detection is useful to detect and record everything happening around your parked car, even when nobody actually bumps into it.
Someone keying your vehicle, for example, might not create a sufficiently strong vibration to trigger the impact sensor, but as long as the vandal gets into the dashcam’s frame, they will be on camera.
A drawback is that in areas with a lot of traffic, motion detection triggers often. This means you can end up with potentially irrelevant videos of passing cars or far-away moving objects, for example.
To enjoy the above features, make sure that BlackVue firmware and app is updated.