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  • In spite of being only a qualifying day, Formula Drift Texas Day 1 got intense, with five drivers totally an equal number of points! We also got some dashcam action going with two videos highlighted here.

    The first one above is a tandem run in practice that got pretty heated between Odi and Vaughn Gittin.

    The second one does not feature a crash but a fire catching suddenly in Kyle Mohan’s engine after a practice run.

  • From February 26th to 28th BlackVue attended the AAITF Shenzhen, the 12th China International Automotive Aftermarket Industry and Tuning Trade Fair 2016.

    As it happens, the customers who visited our booth during AAITF the customers were looking for best quality in dashcams.

  • Pittasoft is attending “Hong Kong Electronics Fair 2015 Spring Edition” from 13 – 16 April, 2015.
    This “Hong Kong Electronics Fair 2015 Spring Edition” which has been 34 years since it was first held, has become the biggest electronics fair in Asia with 2,500 companies attending.
    Pittasoft will also show new advanced technology with new-release of dashcams with existing dashcams which pioneers the domestic and international dashcam market.
    Please continue to show your interest and support on Pittasoft co., Ltd, who is preparing to jump up to the global leading company.
    Thank you.

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  • This is the User’s Manual for the BlackVue DR750S-1CH dashcam.

  • Sometimes you know something bad is going to happen, you see it coming, but you are unable to do anything about it.

    Dash Cam Owners Australia posted a video on their YouTube channel that illustrates this feeling of helplessness very well.

    The BlackVue owner in the video manages to press the brake pedal right on time when the front car comes to a sudden stop, but the chasing SUV driver doesn’t seem to notice of even slow down, as seen on the rear camera footage.

    Luckily, having a dashcam when involved in a multi-car crash can help you expedite insurance claim process, which can be a headache to explain from memory in such circumstances.

    We hope the video did help in clearing any doubt as to who was at fault here.

  • This is the User’s Manual for the BlackVue DR750S-1CH dashcam.

  • Sad truth: everyone gets into accidents, no matter how well we drive.
    None other than professional Formula Drift driver Ken Gushi could testify to that, as seen in this video he posted to his Instagram account. Fortunately, he happened to have equipped his street car with a BlackVue DR650GW-2CH dashcam just a couple months ago.
    We are sorry about the damage to the car, but glad to see the BlackVue will probably speed up the insurance claim process and get some pretty bad driver in trouble!

  • Formula Drift is coming, and we give you free Live View weekend to enjoy it, whether you want to follow the event or just try BlackVue Over the Cloud for yourself! BlackVue is the presenting sponsor and official dashcam of Formula Drift Championship. The fourth event in this year’s series will be held in Wall, New Jersey, June 2 – 3.

    You can visit our joint booth with GReddy Racing (Ken Gushi‘s team) during all of the FD events this year. Come by, say hello, learn more about our BlackVue products and don’t forget that every event you have a chance to win one of our dashcams! For more information, ask our product specialists at the booth or watch the FD livestream.

    For the whole event weekend, from Friday June 2nd to Sunday June 4th (PST), Live View will be accessible without limitation of time to all BlackVue Over the Cloud users. Enjoy Live View to your heart’s content!

    You can follow your favorite drivers LIVE thanks to BLACKVUE OVER THE CLOUD’s Live View feature. There will be BlackVue dashcams installed inside of the cars and around the track, and you can see the LIVE footage from your home via our BlackVue app!

    Formula Drift (PRO) schedule for WALL, NJ:

    Friday, June 2, 2017
    3:15pm – 5:45pmPRO: Qualifying
    6:00pm – 7:00pmPRO: Autograph Signing

    Saturday, May 13, 2017
    1:40pm – 3:30pmPRO: MAIN COMPETITION – Top 32
    5:30pm – 7:30pmPRO: MAIN COMPETITION – Top 16
    7:45pm – 8:00pmTROPHY CEREMONY & CLOSING

    (more info: formulad.com)

    Note: if your account does not show the additional Live View time during that period, log out and log in again to your BlackVue Over the Cloud account.

    Disclaimer: Should the service reach overcapacity due to a sudden large influx of users, we cannot guarantee 100% stability. In advance, we thank you for your understanding.

     

    Watch your favorite Formula Drift drivers live on Facebook thanks to BlackVue!

    Facebook Live is a feature that now can be used with BlackVue dashcams. You can broadcast your  footage straight to Facebook with your Cloud-connected dashcam. We have installed our dashcams in Formula DRIFT drivers’ cars, and you will be able to see some of them live while they are competing! A few examples of this feature could be already seen on Formula Drift official Facebook page during past events in Orlando and Atlanta. The Facebook Live streams from drivers’ dashcams – James Deane, Fredric Aasbo, Vaughn Gittin Jr among others – accumulated hundreds of thousands of views and hundreds of comments and shares.

    Don’t miss the chance to watch your favorite drivers in Atlanta – like/follow the Formula DRIFT page and keep an eye on your Facebook notifications!

    For more information regarding BlackVue and Facebook Live, check our previous blog post with the announcement here.

  • This is the User’s Manual for the BlackVue DR750S-1CH dashcam.

  • CarCam NZ recently posted some unusual DR650GW-2CH footage on their YouTube channel.

    The BlackVue was mounted at the back of an off-road vehicle, an it looks like fun. Watch at your own risk if you easily get car-sick, though!

  • That was close! YouTube les thornton posted this impressive video captured by his BlackVue DR650GW-2CH dashcam’s rear facing camera. Lightning struck only a few meters away from the dashcam owner, as he was driving on a highway, east of Dallas, in Texas.

    To fully appreciate the video, you might want to set the YouTube playback speed all the way down to 0.25, then enjoy the view in slow motion!

  • This is the User’s Manual for the BlackVue DR750S-1CH dashcam.

  • This is the User’s Manual for the BlackVue DR750S-1CH dashcam.

  • This is the User’s Manual for the BlackVue DR750S-1CH dashcam.

  • First event of 2017 season of Formula Drift is just ahead of us!

    As you all know by now, BlackVue is the presenting sponsor and official dashcam of Formula Drift Championship. The first event in this year’s series will be held in Long Beach, CA, March 31 – April 1.

    For the whole event weekend, from Friday to Sunday, March 31st to April 2nd (PST), Live View will be accessible without limitation of time to all BlackVue Over the Cloud users. Enjoy Live View to your heart’s content!

    You can follow your favorite drivers LIVE thanks to BLACKVUE OVER THE CLOUD’s Live View feature. There will be BlackVue dashcams installed inside of the cars and around the track, and you can see the LIVE footage from your home via our BlackVue C app!

    Formula Drift (PRO) schedule for LONG BEACH:

    Friday, March 31, 2017
    1:15pm – 3:45pm Qualifying: All drivers
    4:00pm – 5:00pm – Autograph Signing Session

    Saturday, April 1, 2017
    11:00am – 1:00pm – MAIN COMPETITION: Top 32
    3:30pm – 5:30pm – MAIN COMPETITION: Top 16

    (more info: formulad.com)

     

  • One of our most popular dashcam models is the BlackVue DR650S-2CH, a dual channel dashcam with Cloud connectivity. But did you know that DR650S is also a series, and includes such models as the one-channel DR650S-1CH (just the front camera), DR650S-2CH TRUCK (with an external rear camera) and DR650S-2CH IR (with an internal IR camera)? The video posted by The Dashcam Store is about the last one, the DR650S-2CH IR, which is popular with ride sharing and taxi drivers.

    Sample footage under different conditions

    The video provided by our US distributors shows how the DR650S-2CH IR manages to deal with different conditions, such as day and night driving, sunsets, direct sunlight and cloudy days. It also shows what the IR camera footage looks like both during the day and at night.

    To watch the video, click on the thumbnail above or here.

  • This is the User’s Manual for the BlackVue DR750S-1CH dashcam.

  • Parking Mode: a most important feature in a dashcam

    Protecting you and your car when you are driving is the first function of a dashcam. But what about when you are away from your car? 
    With the right setup, you can take full advantage of your BlackVue thanks to Parking Mode monitoring. 

    In fact, we think Parking Mode is such an important feature that we recently created a page dedicated to it

    How Parking Mode works

    When you have a car that you care about and you want peace of mind, Parking Mode is a great feature to have. In Parking Mode, you BlackVue just monitors your vehicle’s surroundings without writing on the microSD card. Then someone bumps into your car while it’s parked. BlackVue will record it, including the few seconds leading to the impact, thanks to its buffered recording function. With the culprit’s license plate on tape, you shouldn’t have to worry about insurance claims and you may even avoid paying deductibles out of pocket in certain cases.

    It is laid out in an FAQs style, with the most commonly asked questions about Parking Mode: how does the dashcam record in Parking Mode?, what are the advantages of Parking Mode?, what do I need to use Parking Mode?

    You will find all answers to these questions, and more, on our page dedicated to Parking Mode.

    Parking Mode and BlackVue Over the Cloud

    We also mention why BlackVue Over the Cloud and Parking Mode are tightly linked. Indeed, the greatest benefit of BlackVue Over the Cloud is to be able to be alerted with Push notifications to your phone whenever something happens to your car. And this is something that requires Parking Mode to begin with.

    You can check the page HERE and if you need more info, visit the BlackVue Help Center.

     

  • High Tech Point reviewed the BlackVue DR650GW-2CH with Power Magic Pro. On top of features like Wi-Fi, GPS, and Parking Mode, BlackVue Over the Cloud allows you to view your dashcam live from anywhere with very little delay.

    The original link on YouTube: HighTechPoint

  • We are happy to present to you the teaser video for our upcoming dashcam model, BlackVue DR750S-2CH*.

    Some of the features of the new BlackVue model will include:
    – Dual Sony STARVIS™ Full HD Sensors
    – Front 60FPS Camera
    – Rear 30FPS Camera
    – Enhanced Night Vision
    – Faster Wi-Fi and GPS Connectivity (as compared to DR650S Series)
    – Event File Overwrite Protection
    – High Temperature Endurance
    – Low Power Consumption
    – Cloud Compatibility

    More information will be posted on our website and social media soon, so stay tuned!

     

    (*) The single-channel model DR750S-1CH will be launched alongside DR750S-2CH.

     

    STARVIS is a trademark of Sony Corporation.

  • A new approach

    Vancouver-based lifestyle website Vancouver Bits & Bites recently posted a long-term review of our flagship Cloud dashcam, BlackVue DR650S-2CH. What makes this review interesting is the approach the author decided to take. On top of warning us about the danger distracted drivers cause, he lists the many features of DR650S-2CH, but… he doesn’t just do that. In fact, it’s only a small portion of the review.

    BlackVue in Use

    The majority of the review is focused on the practical side of owning a dashcam. The author assures us that he no longer feels vulnerable on the road now that he’s got BlackVue to protect him and his family. He even shows a sample video his BlackVue captured a few months ago with a distracted driver almost causing a fatal accident.

    You can read the full review HERE.

  • A car wreck captured by a dashcam

    YouTube user Jack-of-all-trades posted a video of a car wreck he was involved in recently. In the video (and as explained in the description under the video) we can see a white car hitting the BlackVue dashcam owner’s truck after swerving to avoid another car.

    Same scenario, different outcome

    But here’s the interesting part. Jack-of-all-trades mentions that he showed the footage to the police. As a result, the blue car’s owner (the one that pulled out without looking or stopping) had to pay for the damages to both him and the white car owner. But what if there was no dashcam to prove that the blue car’s owner was at fault? The YouTube user shows us the “without camera” scenario. In his own words: “White car hits my truck. He said someone pulled out and he swerved to miss them. Police has many questions. His insurance must fix my truck and his car.”

    Luckily (for the white car’s owner!), Jack-of-all-trades’s truck was equipped in BlackVue DR650GW-2CH camera, which saved both of them a lot of troubles.

  • Dear BlackVue Users,

    A new version of the BlackVue Viewer (Windows/Mac OS) is now available for download.

    This version fixes the crash issue found on Mac OS version, adds DR490-2CH compatibility and more. Check the details below for more info.

    What’s new in version 1.10:

    Windows:

    1. Added DR490-2CH compatibility.
    2. Changed DR490L-2CH Event recording beep setting default to OFF.
    3. Windows 10 compatibility improvements.

    Mac OS X (10.10 and above): 

    1. Added DR490-2CH compatibility.
    2. Changed DR490L-2CH Event recording beep setting default to OFF.
    3. Fixed Mac OS X crash issue.

    Supported dashcam models

    Supported Models Supported Versions
    DR650GW-1/2CH All Firmware Versions
    DR650S-1/2CH All Firmware Versions
    DR450-1CH Firmware from Version v1.004 and up
    DR430-2CH Firmware from Version v1.001 and up
    DR470-2CH Firmware from Version v1.001 and up
    DR490L-2CH All Firmware Versions
    DR490-2CH All Firmware Versions

    For more information, visit the BlackVue Viewer page.

  • Just for your viewing pleasure, this short video shows a BlackVue DR650S-2CH dashcam installed in a magnificent Lotus Evora.

    Video courtesy of AutoFidelity in Australia, electronic solutions integrator specialized in prestige vehicles.

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    Having a dashcam gives you a peace of mind when you are on the road or when your vehicle is parked and you are away (thanks to Parking Mode).

    But sometimes our Customers share rather unusual footage.

    Unusual Guest

    For example – YouTube user Bill Harned uploaded a video (see above) recorded by his BlackVue DR650S-2CH, installed in his Tesla. The Cloud-connected BlackVue sent Bill a notification to his phone, alerting him of an impact detected by the dashcam while the vehicle was parked. In the video we see that the dashcam captured a bird that decided to take a closer look at the Tesla’s hood!

    Relax at a carwash

    Another YouTube user, SwissDriverFail, used his BlackVue DR650GW-2CH (predecessor of the DR650S-2CH) to record a soothing video of a carwash. Note that it’s his second video of that kind, the first one having gathered close to twenty thousand views since posted two years ago. Strangely hypnotic!

     

     

    Watch out for flying mangoes!

    Meanwhile one of our Ambassadors was able to make a claim to the city thanks to his BlackVue dashcam. What happened? He was driving through the town, minding his own business, when suddenly a giant mango fell from a tree directly above his vehicle, leaving a huge dent. Thankfully, our Ambassador was able to resolve the issue thanks to the video proof he had with him.

     

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    Did you manage to capture something interesting with your BlackVue dashcam? Don’t hesitate and post the footage on Instagram with the hashtag #CaughtOnBlackVue or send the footage to us (marketing@pittasoft.com) and we will feature it on our website and social media!

  • Note: this firmware is Windows and Mac OS-compatible

    WHAT’S NEW:

    Version 1.1.476:
    1. Adds possibility to choose time zone in 30 minutes increments.
    2. Fixes an issue where the dashcam would take longer than usual to exit Parking Mode or turn on Parking Mode while driving in very slow traffic.

     

    [Firmware Upgrade Guide]

    1. Visit the BlackVue Downloads page at www.blackvue.com/downloads.
    2. On the Downloads page, download the latest firmware for your BlackVue DR490-2CH dashcam.
    3. Unzip the downloaded firmware (zip file).

    ※ CAUTION: The next step will ask you to format the microSD card. Before doing so, please backup any files present on the microSD card, as the formatting will erase them.

    1. Insert the BlackVue microSD card into your computer and format it (FAT32 format).
    2. Copy the file “bb_dr490-2ch.bin” to the formatted microSD card.
    3. Insert the microSD card into the dashcam and turn it on to start applying the upgrade.
    4. After completing upgrade, your BlackVue will boot up and start recording.

     

    [IMPORTANT]

    ※ The microSD card must be formatted in FAT32 format (Note: the BlackVue Viewer formats in FAT32 format).

    ※ After upgrading the firmware, please use the latest version of the BlackVue Viewer to ensure compatibility.

     

    Update logs:

    Version 1.1.398:

    • This is the first firmware update for DR490-2CH.

    Version 1.1.376:

    • This is the first firmware release for DR490-2CH.
  • This is the User’s Manual for the BlackVue DR750S-2CH dashcam.

  • Motala Dashcam, a YouTube channel and a website dedicated to driving & road safety in Motala, Sweden. Check out the video unboxing of our Cloud dashcam model BlackVue DR650S-2CH on the channel HERE (or by clicking on the video thumbnail in this post). Noteworthy is the unique dashcam setup shown in the video – it’s a double dual-channel dashcam setup, allowing for the best protection from all 4 sides of the car! The front cameras of DR650S-2CH and DR650GW-2CH were installed at the front and in the back of the car, and the rear cameras were installed on the sides. Check out the result in the video!

  • This is the User’s Manual for the BlackVue DR750S-1CH dashcam.

  • TechSupport Forum posted a review of our flagship Cloud dashcam, BlackVue DR650S-2CH, as well as our new BlackVue Power Magic Battery Pack. The review covers such topic as the setup, design and functionality. The final verdict? The author  says that he highly recommends theDR650S-2CH model to anybody who wants to protect their investments. You can read more about his reasons to get the BlackVue Cloud dashcam here.

  • In the wake of the release of the BlackVue DR750S Series dashcams (DR750S-2CH and DR750S-1CH), people have been asking what improvements the new models bring to the table.

    In this post, we will try to list key things that the new flagship BlackVue Cloud dashcam series improves upon.

    1. Sony STARVIS™ sensors:

      The new sensor improves low-light capability a lot, and has also better dynamic range. Better dynamic range means it is able to reproduce more details in both dark and bright areas of the image at the same time.

    2. Full HD in the rear camera (versus HD) for DR750S-2CH:

      This was one of the most requested features: now the sensor of the rear camera features the exact same Full HD 1080p sensor as the front camera (and yes, it is also a Sony STARVIS sensor).

    3. Faster processor:

      This impacts almost everything, including faster booting, rebooting, shut down, updates, etc.

    4. Better video encoding:

      At comparable bitrate, you will probably notice fewer artifacts (blocking). Note that this might be hard to compare on YouTube, which reprocesses the videos and usually causes areas with lots of details like trees to exhibit artifacts anyway. This, even if the original footage is clear of artifacts. 

    5. 60FPS (for the front camera):

      It really does make a difference, especially for fast-moving objects and is most visible when taking turns. More importantly, you might expect 60FPS to require much higher bitrate, but 12Mbps gives a clear image while keeping file size (and Wi-Fi download speed) reasonable. 

    6. Improved GPS performance:

      The GPS module, although similar in specifications, yields better performance thanks to the faster CPU. It is faster at catching a signal, and better at maintaining it.

    7. Faster Wi-Fi downloads:

      In real-life tests, download speed appeared about twice faster–although the Wi-Fi module specs are the same–. This is thanks, again, to the faster processor, which allows to send data faster over Wi-Fi, all while recording (all Wi-Fi-enabled BlackVue dashcams allow you to connect to them with the BlackVue App without interrupting the recording process).

    8. Higher heat endurance:

      The DR750S Series is guaranteed to run fine at up to 70°C (158F) and cuts off around 80 (176F). In our lab tests, the dashcam managed to run even beyond those temperatures, so our temperature cutoff value can be considered pretty conservative. You might wonder what happens between 70 and 80°C? Well, it is going to continue recording: the 80°C value is just a safe cutoff value, while 70°C is a maximum recommended ambient temperature value for long recording sessions. Of course, avoiding extreme temperatures is always recommended, as with any electronics.

    9. Lower power consumption:

      The dashcam itself produces less heat and has lower power consumption. This means the DR750S Series can potentially run for longer periods of time in Parking Mode.

    10. Better file management:

      This is to improve microSD card lifespan. We call it Adaptive Format-Free File Management System: Format-Free systems improve stability but don’t allow as many options as non format-free when it comes to choosing recording quality or video segment length, and force you into predefined segment lengths. With Adaptive Format-Free you keep control over these options and as a bonus stability is also improved and the microSD card requires less formatting.

    11. Event File Overwrite Protection:

      The dashcam protects up to 50 Event files. After 50 Event files, the following Event files are saved in the regular partition and can be overwritten. You can also choose to always keep the latest 50 Event files (so Event files loop into their own partition).
      Please note: if you choose 3-minute segments in the options and Highest video quality setting, you might end up with close to 12GB of Event videos. Keep this in mind and preferably either choose 1-minute segments or use a higher capacity microSD card.

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    12. Scheduled reboot:

      “Have you tried turning it off and on again?” —Roy (The IT Crowd)
      As with any electronic device, restarting it from time to time can go a long way in ensuring stability. With scheduled reboot, you can choose a time–preferable at night–when your dashcam will reboot. 
      This might not sound like a big deal, but it’s a great feature for people who hardwire their dashcam for Parking Mode, in other words people who keep their dashcam powered all the time. To minimize chances of missing an incident, it won’t reboot and just skip to the next scheduled reboot in case the dashcam is recording something at the scheduled time.

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    13. Overhauled motion detection sensitivity in Parking Mode:

      The way Motion detection works in Parking Mode has been improved to reduce “false positives” such as trees moving in the wind or people passing by far away from the vehicle. If parked along a road with high traffic, it might be better to turn off motion detection. In this scenario, the BlackVue will still catch impacts detected by the accelerometer).

    14. Settings maintained through firmware upgrades:

      Firmware upgrades bring improvements, new features and code optimization to your BlackVue dashcam. However, nobody enjoys the process of updating their electronic devices. Although once few and far between, firmware updates have started to come out more often. To make the upgrade process smoother, the DR750S Series dashcams keep your settings when upgrading the firmware: a big quality of life improvement. No more going through the menus to set up everything again after performing a firmware upgrade!

    15. Improved security with unique Wi-Fi password:

      The DR750S Series introduces unique Wi-Fi passwords instead of the default “blackvue” password, in a move to improve security. The password is included in the box and printed on the inner label of the dashcam, which can be checked by removing the dashcam from its mount. Some users might complain that it is not “blackvue” by default, but this should reduce risks of being hacked via Wi-Fi. That also means no more popup telling users that they are using the default password every time they connect to their dashcam in Wi-Fi. Considering that the user is free to change the password to whatever they choose, and since the dashcam will maintain settings through firmware upgrade, we think all in all it’s an improvement.

     

     

    (Bonus) Improved stealth:

    DR750S Series allows you to turn off individually all LED indicators of the dashcam in Parking Mode. That includes the Wi-Fi LED on the side, even when Wi-Fi stays active (which allows you to use BlackVue Over the Cloud).

    blackvue-dash-cam-app-menu-led-settings-off 

     

    STARVIS is a trademark of Sony Corporation.

  • Trekzone.org did a long-term review of the BlackVue DR650GW-2CH (the older version of our Cloud dashcam model, DR650S-2CH) and Power Magic Battery Pack.  The dashcam was tested for more than six months! Watch what they have to say about our dashcam and see the installation process and more by clicking the thumbnail above or here.

  • Our Ambassador and YouTuber 16P51-GT uploaded to his channel the first of two planned videos on BlackVue. In this one he both reviews and installs our Cloud dashcam, BlackVue DR650S-2CH, along with the Parking Mode add-on Power Magic Pro. The video is pretty thorough and includes a general overview of the products, unboxing and even some sample footage at the end.

    You can watch it by clicking the thumbnail or HERE.

    Do not forget to subscribe to 16P51-GT‘s channel to be always up to date!

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    详情请进入 BlackVue微博

  • Dear BlackVue users,

    The manuals for the DR750S-2CH and DR750S-1CH are now available in 14 more languages, in addition to English, released earlier.

    BlackVue dashcams’ boxes include a printed Quick Start Guide that contain essential info to set up your dashcam.

    These PDF Manuals contain more in-depth information. They explain every single dashcam option in details, including how to manage videos and change settings using the BlackVue app and the BlackVue Viewer, as well as technical specifications you might be curious about.

    Here is the full list of available languages:

    1. Chinese – 中文
    2. Dutch – Nederlands
    3. English
    4. Finnish – Suomi
    5. French – Français
    6. German – Deutsch
    7. Indonesian – Bahasa Indonesia
    8. Italian – Italiano
    9. Japanese – 日本語
    10. Norwegian – Norsk
    11. Russian – Русский
    12. Spanish – Español
    13. Swedish – Svenska
    14. Thai – ไทย
    15. Vietnamese – Tiếng Việt

     

    The manuals are available to download in the Manuals section of our Downloads page and on their respective product pages (in the FREE DOWNLOADS tap under the videos).

  • The opening event of Formula Drift presented by BlackVue saw the victory of Chelsea Denofa over Fredric Aasbo and Ken Gushi.
    This is our wrap-up album of the second day of the competition, focusing on what happened off-track and at the BlackVue booth.

    Scroll down for a surprise bonus!

    BlackVue Live View from the spectators’ seats

    Gushi vs Forrest #formuladrift #fdlb #BlackVue #OverTheCloud

    A video posted by BlackVue (@blackvueofficial) on

     

     

     

    Bonus! Chelsea Denofa the prankster!

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    …and the revenge!

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    About Formula Drift presented by BlackVue:
    Judged on execution and style, rather than who finishes the course in the fastest time, Drifting is where Action Sports meet Motorsports, and is often compared to the freestyle nature of skateboarding and motocross. With BlackVue as the presenting sponsor of the series, fans the world over are now able to ride along with their favorite drivers, right from the free BlackVue C app, thanks to BlackVue dashcams installed in the competitors’ cars and connected to BlackVue Over the Cloud.

    Check www.formulad.com for more info.

  • Today we are going deeper with The Dashcam’s Store‘s “How To” series.

    Constant vs Switched fuse

    In this video you will learn, step-by-step, how to identify your vehicle’s constant and switched fuses. Why do you need that, you might ask? You can use it to install your dashcam with a BlackVue Power Magic Pro, BlackVue direct wire harness, or other accessory that taps directly into your vehicle’s battery.

    Why bother hardwiring?

    Hardwiring has its advantages: first, it lets you free the cigar lighter power socket of your car. Second, it allows you to perform a very “clean” install with no visible cable. Last, but not least, it unlocks the full potential of your BlackVue by allowing you to use Parking Mode.

    For those who don’t feel like toying with their vehicle’s fuse box, there is always the simple solution of using a Power Magic Battery Pack, which enables Parking Mode while being easy to install.

    This is not the last video of the series, so make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss any new episodes!

    You can watch the video by clicking the thumbnail above or HERE.

  • Power Magic Pro! What is it good for? Well, a couple things at least, as Cardashcamera.net will tell you.
    So why do you need this device? Cardashcamera.net goes into details both in their post and the accompanying videos they realized, including review and installation.

    After this, you should be ready to install your BlackVue and enjoy its Parking Mode without risking draining your car’s battery.

    Want to know more? Follow the link below to read the whole story.

    Power Magic Pro Review

  • Dear BlackVue Users, 

    We are glad to announce that a new server for BlackVue Over the Cloud has just been opened in London, UK. 
    Users in the greater Europe and Africa regions will now connect to this new server, resulting in a faster Cloud service for everyone.

    Better experience in Europe and Africa

    This server will allow faster speed for all users of our Cloud services in the Europe and Africa regions. As BlackVue dashcam Cloud usage keeps growing in Europe, we decided to increase our server capacity in order to better server our customers in the region.

    With our Cloud server located so far in North America, Cloud users located in Europe or Africa could sometimes experience micro delays when accessing our Cloud services. 
    This was due to the physical distance between the server and the users.

    With the addition of a server based in London, UK, most users in Europe and Africa can now witness reduced latency and a smoother overall experience when connecting to your BlackVue via the BlackVue app over the Cloud. In particular, Remote Live View and video downloads from the dashcam to the app over the Cloud will be faster.
    If you live in Europe and your dashcam is constantly connected to the Cloud, you’ll want to reboot your BlackVue to let it connect to the new server. The process is seamless and does not require users to do anything more.

    “I don’t live in Europe. Should I care?”

    Users in other areas should also see improvements.
    This is due to the fact that users in the European region will now connect to this new server instead of the North American server. As a result, we also expect more responsiveness and less risk of congestion on the US-based server, so every BlackVue Cloud user is benefiting from the change.

    More to come

    We are already planning to add more servers in the near future to further enhance the BlackVue Over the Cloud experience for all users. We will share the news as we expand our server capacity.

     

    List of countries concerned

    Users residing in the following countries/territories will now connect to the Europe server:

    Countries from the Europe Region:

    Åland Islands, Kosovo
    Albania, Latvia
    Andorra, Liechtenstein,
    Austria, Lithuania,
    Belarus, Luxembourg,
    Belgium, Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of
    Bosnia and Herzegovina, Malta
    Bulgaria, Moldova, Republic of,
    Croatia, Monaco,
    Cyprus, Montenegro,
    Czechia, Netherlands
    Denmark, Norway
    Estonia, Poland
    Faroe Islands, Portugal
    Finland, Romania
    France, Russian Federation
    Germany, San Marino
    Gibraltar, Serbia
    Greece, Slovakia
    Guernsey, Slovenia
    Holy See Spain,
    Hungary, Svalbard and Jan Mayen
    Iceland, Italy, Sweden
    Ireland, Switzerland,
    Isle of Man, Ukraine
    Jersey, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland,

    Countries from the Africa Region:

    Algeria Gambia Republic of the Congo
    Angola Ghana Réunion
    Benin Guinea Rwanda
    Botswana Guinea-Bissau Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
    Burkina Faso Kenya Sao Tome and Principe
    Burundi Lesotho Senegal
    Cabo Verde Liberia Seychelles
    Cameroon Libya Sierra Leone
    Central African Republic Madagascar Somalia
    Chad Malawi South Africa
    Comoros Mali South Sudan
    Côte d’Ivoire Mauritania Sudan
    Democratic Republic of the Congo Mauritius Swaziland
    Djibouti Mayotte Tanzania, United Republic of
    Egypt Morocco Togo
    Equatorial Guinea Mozambique Tunisia
    Eritrea Namibia Uganda
    Ethiopia Niger Zambia
    Gabon Nigeria Zimbabwe
  • Many of you find the process of connecting your BlackVue dashcam to the Wi-Fi hotspot a little bit confusing. This is why we wanted to share a tutorial video for the BlackVue App featuring BlackVue Over the Cloud, which lets you connect to your dashcam from anywhere through the Cloud. Please follow the steps in the video to enjoy BlackVue Over the Cloud!

     

    Don’t forget to subscribe to our Newsletter for more BlackVue news & tutorials.

  • Dear BlackVue Users,

    Our website will be undergoing planned server maintenance. During that time you might experience some issues while accessing the site. Please refer to our Facebook Page/Twitter for updates in case of extended downtime.

    Expected maintenance start time:
    2:00 PM Thursday, Korea Standard Time (KST)
    9:00 PM Wednesday, Pacific Time (PT)
    12:00 AM Thursday, Eastern Time (ET)
    5:00 AM Thursday, Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

    Expected duration: 2 hours.

  • YouTube user Aleksandr Sasha Kuznetsov – and a VW Golf owner – decided that it’s high time he installed the Power Magic Pro (Parking Mode add-on for BlackVue dashcams, more info here) to go along with his BlackVue dashcam. The reason behind his decision was simple – someone hit his car when he was away. Without the Power Magic Pro the dashcam was off so he was not able to catch the culprit.

    Detailed installation

    The Power Magic Pro installation is slightly different depending on your vehicle. Aleksandr’s car is a VW Golf and he kindly showed us a step-by-step installation of his Power Magic Pro. There was some confusion towards the end regarding the correct use of fuse taps, but all in all he did a great job explaining how to correctly install the product!

     

  • In our last post we introduced a unique 3-channel setup in a Honda Accord. This time it’s a 4-channel dashcam setup, with two BlackVue DR470-2CH cameras installed in a Honda Odyssey minivan. After the vehicle was vandalized–keyed on the sides– the owner decided that he wanted to catch the culprits, were they to try again.

    Our Canadian distributor BlackboxMyCar posted a video in which they show how the setup works – two front cameras from the DR470-2CH model are facing front and rear of the vehicle for the best image clarity. The (originally) rear cameras are installed on the D-pillars, and facing the front to capture anyone coming from the side.

    BlackVue DR470-2CH was picked as the dashcam model for this setup because of its small, discreet design (the front camera installed at the back of the car won’t obstruct the driver’s field of view) and Parking Mode feature.

    You can watch the video by clicking the thumbnail above or by clicking here.

  • For your viewing pleasure, enjoy this compilation of BlackVue DR650GW-2CH footage captured during the Formula Drift Long Beach 2016 event!

     

  • Installing a BlackVue is a great way to secure your vehicle. But what about securing your BlackVue itself? Introducing the BlackVue Tamper-Proof Case (BTC).

    Making one with the dashcam

    The Tamper-Proof Case combines two reinforced covers joined together by metallic hex screws. Although developed after the DR650S Series, when installed it looks as if it was always meant to be there, as it blends perfectly with the dashcam. The Tamper-Proof Case effectively blocks access to the microSD card, but also prevents unplugging the power and rear/interior camera cables. In addition, it restricts the angle of rotation of the camera in its mount, making it hard to point at another direction than the road.

    For this reason, it comes in two variations, to accommodate different windshield inclinations.
    The BTC-1A is designed for “regular” vehicles, typically sedans, SUV, coupe with windshields at an angle of 20° to 60° with the horizontal.
    The BTC-1B on the other hand, is designed for heavy vehicles, with windshields at an angle of 60° to 90° with the horizontal.

    Compatibility:

    The Tamper-Proof Case is compatible with the following models: DR500GW-HD/DR550GW Series/DR600GW-HD/DR650GW Series/DR650S Series.

    A must-have for businesses with fleet

    More and more business owners choose to equip their fleets of vehicles with a dashcam. Most of the time, hired drivers will be happy to drive knowing a dashcam is protecting them. Sometimes, however, an otherwise good and well-meaning driver might be at fault and inclined to erase traces of wrongdoing. With a dashcam, this means either disconnecting it, pointing it to the sky or tampering with the microSD card.

    Thanks to the BlackVue Tamper-Proof Case, most fleet drivers will not be tempted to to this.

    Car sharing and car rental companies will also definitely benefit from the additional security features brought by the Tamper-Proof Case.

    Worth a look for the individual user

    The individual vehicle owner might not feel the same appeal for blocking the microSD card access and preventing the unplugging of power cables. However, it does add a layer of protection that could deter thieves from trying to run away with the front camera, which could otherwise be detached easily. Break-in thieves might not have the patience and resources to remove the camera without increasing their risk of getting caught. Parents might like the idea that their teens won’t be able to unplug the dashcam when they take the family car for a ride. So will anyone lending their car to a friend.

    Find more info about the Tamper-Proof Case on the product’s page.

  • YouTube channel DragTimes uploaded an unusual video featuring a Tesla (and its app), BlackVue dashcam footage and… a guy, who decided that the best place to sit on is the Tesla’s hood!

    The Tesla owner noticed a man stumbling through the nearby park, who then got closer and closer to the car, and finally sat on the hood! Using the Tesla App, the owner used the honk feature to scare the man away. The incident was recorded by the driver’s BlackVue DR650S-1CH dashcam.

    You can watch the video (and explanation) by clicking the thumbnail above or HERE

    And here is a direct link to the dashcam part, which starts at 2:50.

    We use hashtag #caughtonblackvue on social media (such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter) to show anything interesting caught on BlackVue dashcams! If your BlackVue camera has caught anything worth sharing with a larger audience, don’t hesitate and use #caughtonblackvue!

  • Come visit us on March 16th (Wed.)-18th(Fri.) 2016 for IAAE 2016 in Japan at the Pittasoft Booth:
    #4153 Tokyo Big Sight, West Hall, Tokyo, Japan.From 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

    It is an honor for Pittasoft to invite you to the 14th International Auto Aftermarket EXPO 2016 (IAAE 2016).

    Pittasoft will showcase its world best-selling BlackVue dashcams with built-in Wi-Fi and GPS, including the DR650GW series with BlackVue Over the Cloud Compatibility.

    BlackVue Over the Cloud is all about using your dashcam to its full potential, so that you and your car are always connected.

    For more product information, please visit our website:www.blackvue.com or contact Sales (sales@pittasoft.com) and Marketing(marketing@pittasoft.com).

    Looking forward to seeing you at IAAE 2016 EXPO!

    IAAE TOKYO invitation

  • Nikk Tech don’t review dashcams everyday, but when they do, they do it thoroughly!
    Delving not only into hardware, Nikk Tech took the time to review the BlackVue Viewer and App as well.

    In this article, they go deep and far into the details, and even make a side-by-side comparison with previous model DR550GW-2CH.

    Check the full review HERE

  • BlackVue将在ISC WEST拉斯维加斯展会,展示BlackVue双通道尖端科技行车记录仪。

    创新云端技术实现智能机连接行车记录仪,使您和您的车,全联接。

    欢迎您参观我司ISC WEST拉斯维加斯展位!

     

  • Brief review and un-boxing of the BlackVue DR650GW-2CH TRUCK dash camera by Lockdown Security. This is one of the first truck/weatherproof dash cameras on the market and is a great choice for those of you looking for a dash camera with a weatherproof rear camera included.

  • If you are the owner of a Tesla Model X, chances are you’re looking to equip your vehicle with the best dashcam to protect it on the go and while parked. Enter BlackVue DR650S-2CH. According to the article written for Teslarati.com, website dedicated to all things Tesla: “the cameras simply shoot in amazing quality but also with a useful wide angle of view (129 degrees). Most Tesla owners that have BlackVue cameras, even the older generation DR650GW, will swear by it.” However, the dashcam installation in Model X can be tricky, so check out some suggestions & tips shared in the article HERE.

    The article is full of detailed pictures and will give you a good idea of what you need to keep in mind for an installation that will achieve this “factory” look.
    Special shout out to Johnny at  Calibred Customs in Los Angeles for this superb installation: if you are in the Los Angeles area looking for an experienced installer, you might want to give him a call.

    Check the original article on Teslarati.

  • PRESS RELEASE

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    BlackVue Adds Facebook Live Streaming To Its Cloud-Connected Dashcams

    Manufacturer Achieves Breakthrough In Dashboard Camera Streaming Technology

     

    Seoul, Korea – May 4, 2017 – BlackVue, the Korea-based dashboard camera manufacturer, just added Facebook Live streaming to its range of Cloud-connected dashcams, through an update to its BlackVue App for iOS and Android. The new feature was field-tested during a drift racing event in Orlando in late April.

    “We realized that some users want to do more with their dashcam than just protect their car, and we simply thought ‘Why not give them the tools to enjoy their passion?’”, said Jeremie Sinic, Marketing Manager at BlackVue. “Some car enthusiasts like to share their ride with their friends or followers on social media, but doing so with a mobile phone while driving can be dangerous. With Facebook Live streaming through the BlackVue App, you can share your ride while keeping your hands on the wheel”. The feature is a free addition to the range of Cloud services offered by BlackVue for its Cloud-compatible dashcams.

    BlackVue dash cameras are first and foremost car security products. They are always recording, providing video proof to help determine liability and facilitate insurance claims in case of an accident or other unexpected event. However, that did not stop owners from putting their dashcams to different uses, from content creation to entertainment. Through its sponsorship program, the company has been building in the past year a community of tech-savvy ambassadors—totaling more than two million followers—who love their car and often share their BlackVue footage on social media. BlackVue is also sponsoring Formula Drift as well as professional driver Ken Gushi and his team GReddy Racing. The addition of Facebook Live streaming is a way to give those users the ability to stream safely to the social media site from their dashcam.

    Although Facebook Live streaming is only one of many services enabled by the company’s BlackVue Over the Cloud platform—ranging from Remote Live View and backup to impact alert Push Notifications for parked vehicles—the first field test of the new feature during the Formula Drift Orlando event on April 29 was the occasion to explore a new world of possibilities for BlackVue’s connected dashcams.
    Since 2016, BlackVue is the presenting sponsor of the Formula Drift Pro Championship, an eight-round racing competition throughout the US and Canada featuring more than thirty of the most talented drifters from all over the world. BlackVue provides dash cameras to each competition car, and some of the top competitors’ dashcams are connected to the Cloud to enable BlackVue app users to ride along their favorite drivers in real time during the events.
    With the addition of Facebook Live streaming to the BlackVue app, the Formula Drift organizers were able to stream multiple simultaneous dashcam feeds—up to eight concurrently—to their Facebook Page.
    In total, the over a dozen streams quickly totaled over 270,000 views and more than 5,000 reactions from the highly engaged viewers.

    In spite of being a feature so far unheard of in the dashcam market, Facebook Live streaming via a BlackVue is fairly simple. In Orlando, it did not take much to make the magic happen. Using nothing more than the BlackVue mobile app, a single Formula Drift technician in charge of the competitors’ dashcams was able to manage all the streams. “I am impressed by how simple it is”, commented Luis Gomez “I thought it would be much more involved, but all I have to do is open the BlackVue app, select a camera, set a title and description for the stream, and hit the “Go Live” button”.
    Bolstered by the success of the new feature, BlackVue is expected to bring more live streaming options to its apps in the near future.

    Press/Media Inquiries:

    Contact marketing@pittasoft.com

    ABOUT BLACKVUE:
    Since established in 2007, BlackVue has become a reference of simplicity, reliability and connectivity, as well as elegant design. It introduced Full HD dashcams globally, followed by Wi-Fi connectivity for easy setup and management of videos through a mobile phone. It also became popular for its highly efficient Parking Mode monitoring function.
    In 2015, BlackVue set itself further apart with the launch of Over the Cloud, a service enabling remote Live View of in-car footage from anywhere, anytime with the BlackVue app. This unique feature provides both business fleet managers and individual users with new ways to easily monitor their vehicles in real time, from the palm of their hand.

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  • Dear BlackVue Users,

    Our Cloud server will be undergoing scheduled maintenance.  During that time the Cloud features may be unavailable.

    Please refer to our Facebook Page/Twitter for updates in case of extended downtime.

    Expected maintenance start time:

    • Feb. 10, 2017, Friday – 10:00 AM, Korea Standard Time (KST)
    • Feb. 9, 2017, Thursday – 5:00 PM, Pacific Time (PT)
    • Feb. 9, 2017, Thursday – 8:00 PM, Eastern Time (ET)
    • Feb. 10, 2017, Friday – 1:00 AM, Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

    Expected duration: 2 hours.

  • Now you can stream your dashcam footage to Facebook Live straight from your Cloud-connected BlackVue with the BlackVue app!

    Along with the newest update of the BlackVue app (released in late April for iOS/Android) comes the feature to livestream your dashcam footage live on Facebook.

    As the presenting sponsor of the Formula Drift Championship, we introduced the new feature during the season’s second round in Orlando on April 29 (see the Press Release). We were able to stream from over a dozen of dashcams, installed in the drivers’ cars, simultaneously to the Formula Drift’s official Facebook page. Keep an eye on the future events, as there might be more Facebook Live videos to come.

    Now you too can use the Facebook Live feature with your BlackVue dashcam, and share your driving footage as you drive with your friends (private profile) or on your Facebook page!

    Of course safety should be the main concern even when streaming to Facebook Live, so make sure not to try starting a broadcast while driving, but instead initiate the Live stream when the vehicle is stopped and out of traffic.

    Learn how to stream your dashcam footage live on Facebook below!

    For iOS ↑

    For Android ↑

  • A video shared by Jon Hall on YouTube shows a close call this Tesla’s owner had with another vehicle as they tried to change lanes, all captured by the BlackVue dashcam. The Tesla was on autopilot until the driver disengaged it at the last second (the beeping sound) to avoid collision. 

    A video sparking debate

    The video has sparked much debate in the comments section, with commentators at times siding with the uploader and at times blaming him for not slowing down earlier. We actually cannot know for sure what would have happened if the driver had not braked and disengaged autopilot.

    This video is a proof that even though Tesla’s autopilot can often predict or prevent accidents about to happen (one of such instances was also caught on BlackVue), the technology itself is still in its early stage and we need to be vigilant no matter what. As fast as AI and technology evolve to improve vehicle safety, there are always edge cases that a computer may not be prepared for. In this case, the lane on which the Tesla was driving was clear. Based on this fact only, it was OK to maintain speed, and the autopilot did not draw the conclusion that the cars slowing in the adjacent lane could be an indication of possible danger.

    Human vigilance required

    In the end it’s human input that might be deciding factor in such situations. This will remain especially true as long as there are human drivers.

    Hopefully, this case might contribute to further strengthening the AI that governs Tesla’s autopilot. 

    You can watch the video by clicking the thumbnail above or by clicking HERE.

  • 很多使用者在blackvue行车记录仪连接无线网热点的过程中有些疑惑。请查看此影像如何指导您正确使用blackvue云端app。不论在何时何地,您都可以通过云端连接您的行车记录仪。请查看指导影像,享受blackvue云端的最新功能!

     

  • Formula Drift Championship 2nd Event in Atlanta

    As many of you know, BlackVue is the presenting sponsor and official dashcam of Formula Drift Championship. The second event in this year’s series will be held at Road Atlanta, May 6-7.

    Enjoy Live feeds with BlackVue Over the Cloud

    But don’t worry if you’re unable to attend! You can still watch your favorite drivers LIVE thanks to BLACKVUE OVER THE CLOUD’s Live View feature. Follow the event from the BlackVue dashcams installed inside of the cars and around the track!

    To do so, download the BlackVue C app for Android (HERE) or iOS (HERE). It’s completely free, and you don’t need to be a BlackVue dashcam owner to participate. All you need to do is register an account and you’re good to go! For a detailed tutorial on how to access Live View from the App, check out our video.

    BlackVue C Android App BlackVue C iOS App

    You can check the detailed schedule for the Formula Drift Atlanta event here on the Formula Drift website.

    BONUS: May 6 to 8: Unlimited Live View Weekend for Every BlackVue C App user!

    For the whole event weekend, from Friday to Sunday (PST), Live View will be accessible without limitation of time to all BlackVue Over the Cloud users. Enjoy Live View to your heart’s content!
    Note: if your account does not show the additional Live View time during that period, log out and log in again to your BlackVue Over the Cloud account.

    Disclaimer: We are doing our utmost to deliver you the smoothest experience. However, should the service reach overcapacity due to a sudden large influx of users, we cannot guarantee 100% stability. In advance, we thank you for your understanding.

  • The Dashcam Store are a Austin, Texas-based BlackVue distributor in the US. They do neat dashcam installs at their shop, as well as neat videos of their installs. Here is a video of a DR650S-2CH dual-channel BlackVue hardwired with the Power Magic Pro in a red Subaru WRX STI.

    In the short video you can see how they hardwired the dashcam, with the Power Magic Pro hardwiring kit cleanly tucked away in the glove box.

    Whether you plan to install your dashcam yourself or have a professional do it for you, it’s a nice reference point for how it should be done! 

    Feel free to share this link with any Subaru WRX owner.

    The Dashcam Store’s blog also contains tons of pictures of this install and multiple others in a wide range of vehicles.

  • Italian Tech blog Nervana.IT recently posted a review of the BlackVue DR650GW-2CH with Power Magic Pro.

    The review dives into all the details you need to know about the dashcam and its companion hardwiring kit that lets you record in Parking Mode while protecting your car’s battery.

    In addition, the review introduces the BlackVue PC / Mac Viewer.

     

    Source: Nerdvana.IT

     

  • Pittasoft邀请您参加第14届International Auto Aftermarket EXPO 2016(IAAE2016)展会。

    展位:#4153 日本东京Big Sight, West Hall。

    展会时间:2016.3.16-18 10:00AM-17:00PM

     

    Pittasoft将展示世界销量第一的BlackVue DR650GW系列行车记录仪。

    此系列产品含内置无线网和GPS功能,而且兼容BlackVue云端技术。

    BlackVue作为双项摄像头行车记录仪的先锋企业,全面保护车辆的安全。

    BlackVue超越云端技术融合行车记录仪的高端功能和云科技,使行车记录仪功效最大化,全联接您和您的爱车。

     

    需要了解更多产品信息,请联系销售部(sales@pittasoft.com)和市场营销部(marketing@pittasoft.com)。

    期待在IAAE2016日本东京与您相见!

     

     

  • Speaking from experience

    YouTuber Nick Murray posted a great video review of the BlackVue DR650S-2CH dual-channel dashcam. Convinced of the utility of dashcam and with about 7 years of experience using BlackVue models, Nick is sharing why he chose BlackVue once again for his latest install.

    Stealthy design

    Like many BlackVue users, Nick found appeal in the signature tubular design of the BlackVue. That design makes it easy to hide the dashcam behind the rear-view mirror or, in Nick’s case, right along the upper edge of the windshield, without obstructing his field of view. The adhesive mount design, simple and functional, minimizes vibrations and keeps the lens close to the windshield so as to reduce reflections.

    Options that fit his needs

    There is also something Nick likes about the available quality settings. Although a lot of users like their dashcam to record at the best possible quality, the resulting bigger file size means less recording time can be achieved. Even though he uses a 128GB microSD card, the BlackVue allows Nick to set a lower image quality setting (with lower bitrate) –although still recording in Full HD– so that he can keep what amounts to a week-worth of videos on the card before the older files start getting written over.

    The dashcam was professionally installed, along with the Power Magic Pro hardwiring accessory that allows for Parking Mode recording.

    Notes about the Cloud features:

    In his case, Nick does not seem to have use for the optional Cloud features of the DR650S-2CH. He assumes that the Cloud features are used for backing up videos once the dashcam connects to a user’s home Wi-Fi. We would like to point out a few details here:

    The BlackVue currently does not work exactly this way, although it could connect to a home Wi-Fi access point. To enjoy BlackVue Over the Cloud, we recommend to install a Wi-Fi mobile router in the vehicle, so that the dashcam can connect to the Cloud from anywhere.

    Although backup is one of the possible uses for the Cloud, files have to be selected manually for upload (currently). BlackVue is working on adding auto-upload functions for the cases when Event files –triggered by impacts– are generated while in Parking Mode.

    However, file backup is only one of many features of BlackVue Over the Cloud. Indeed, one of the most useful aspects is the ability to receive instant Push Notifications to one’s phone when an impact is detected on the vehicle, especially when parked.

    Other Push Notification scenarios can be configured, for when the dashcam connects/disconnects from the Cloud, or when simple motion is detected by the camera in Parking Mode, as well as when any Event recording is initiated.

    In addition, the Cloud allows users to see in real time the views recorded by both the front and rear cameras remotely, and initiate a conversation with the driver.

    All these functions are available both of the BlackVue App (iOS/Android) and the BlackVue Viewer (Windows/Mac).

  • This video is a step-by-step guided tutorial on how to go about installing the BlackVue DR650GW-2CH onto your vehicle.
    Essentially this video is for any of BlackVue’s 2CH products as well.

  • Take a look at this in-depth, step-by-step video of the 2016 BMW M3 Competition Package European Delivery Program! YouTuber user Rooz Rafie takes you on this memorable journey, with an inside look at the BMW factory and the whole delivery process, and shares some great footage he captured thanks to BlackVue DR650S-2CH.  Skip to 8:54 for the first “real test” for the M3 – top speed run!

    Make sure to subscribe to Rooz Rafie’s YouTube channel and follow him on Instagram (@tanzanitemonster) because there is more coming. We can’t wait to see more!

  • This video provides the hardwiring solution of Power Magic Pro with Audi that has fuse boxes on two different sides. Take this tutorial to master how to hardwire BlackVue Power Magic Pro.

  • Our Ambassador and YouTuber 16P51-GT has followed up on his promise to share a second BlackVue video on his channel.

    In this video, both the BlackVue mobile app (available for Android/iOS) and the PC/MAC Viewer are explained in detail, including all the major settings and features as well as actually testing and showing how they work.

    All the explanation are very clear and most importantly, illustrated. We thank him for another great video!

    Do not forget to subscribe to 16P51-GT‘s channel to be always up to date!

  • Another detailed review of our dual channel Cloud dashcam – BlackVue DR650S-2CH – has been recently posted on bigbruin.com. The review goes into great details about the dashcam, starting with the packaging, providing some sample footage, and ending with the list of pros and cons. On top of that, the author shares his thoughts on Power Magic Pro, a hardwiring device for Parking Mode, and BlackVue C app, a complimentary app to help you enjoy your Cloud dashcam to the fullest.

    You can check the review by clicking HERE.

  • Unlimited Live View Weekend

    For the entirety of the upcoming weekend (Friday September 9th to Sunday, September 11th, PST)  Live View will be accessible without limitation of time to all BlackVue Over the Cloud users. Enjoy Live View to your heart’s content!

    Formula Drift in Texas

    Unlimited Live View with BlackVue Over the Cloud is part of the upcoming Formula Drift event in Fort Worth, TX. BlackVue is the presenting sponsor and official dashcam of Formula Drift Championship, and you can follow your favorite drivers LIVE thanks to BlackVue Over the Cloud’s Live View feature. There will be BlackVue dashcams installed inside of the cars and around the track, and you can see the LIVE footage from anywhere via our BlackVue app! Tutorial how to do so can be found here.

    The schedule for the upcoming Formula Drift event is as follows:

    Formula Drift Fort Worth Schedule

    Friday, September 9, 2016
    12:45pm – 3:45pm – PRO: Qualifying: All drivers

    Saturday, September 10, 2016
    2:00pm – 3:30pm – PRO: Open practice
    3:40pm – 5:30pm – PRO: Main competition: Round of 32
    7:30pm – 9:30pm – PRO: Main competition: Round of 16

    For a more detailed schedule click here.

    Even if you’re not interested in the Formula Drift events, you can still enjoy BlackVue Over the Cloud’s Live View feature for free, unlimited.

    A good time to try the new Cloud-compatible BlackVue Windows Viewer

    On top of that, we have recently launched a new BlackVue Windows Viewer featuring Over the Cloud, so you can now watch Formula Drift LIVE also from your laptop/PC!

    During the event, log into your Cloud account (or create one for free) then just zoom in on the map over Texas in the USA in the Cloud sub-menu of the application (or Map View in the mobile app), and you should be able to see the drivers’ cars as well as the static cameras installed around the track, then double-click (or tap) to activate Live View.

     

    Happy viewing!

    *Note that BlackVue app is now our main app (the one featuring Over the Cloud), and the old app was renamed to “BlackVue Legacy”. Please keep it in mind when downloading.

  • At the wheel of his trusty Land Rover Defender, BlackVue user Larry L. took part in an incredible 66-day expedition from Singapore to London, as part of a celebration of Singapore’s 50 years of independence.
    Larry kindly shared with us some footage his BlackVue captured along the way.

    In this video, Larry drives along the famous Atlantic Ocean Road in Norway, considered as a cultural heritage and declared the world’s best road trip by The Guardian. It is indeed a sight to behold, even with the rain!

    Check out the Expedition’s official Facebook Page here: https://www.facebook.com/SG50London2015.

    Many thanks to Larry, and stay tuned for more videos to come!

  • The team at Autofidelity Australia has been hard at work with this step-by-step detailed video of a professional BlackVue dashcam installation in a Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG.

    What goes into a professional dashcam installation?

    BlackVue dashcams are undoubtedly easy to install for anyone. In fact, even a novice can install a dashcam in a satisfactory manner. But what makes the difference between a regular install and a professional dashcam installation? Find out in this video installation of the BlackVue DR650S-2CH and Power Magic Pro. If you wonder where the extra cost of a pro install is coming from, this video will show you what great lengths trusted professionals go to in order to ensure a perfect installation.

    Even if you intend to install your dashcam on your own, this could contain some useful info as well. Especially if your vehicle is of the hatchback or station wagon type, you might want to take a close look at how they wire the rear camera in the most elegant and stealthy way, dispensing pro tips along the way.

    If you need more details on the Power Magic Pro installation, check out these links: How to Configure and Wire a Power Magic ProBlackVue Power Magic Pro – Installation Guide 

    About Autofidelity

    Autofideility are an authorised BlackVue dealer in Australia.  If you wish to purchase a BlackVue product from Autofideility, visit their website at http://autofidelity.com.au/.

    Find local Australian dealers now by visiting the BlackVue Australia dealer locator page here: http://www.blackvue.com.au/dealer-locator/

     

  • BlackVue DR600GW-HD & BlackVue DR650GW-2CH WIFI Overview Review! – Unboxing, comparison between DR500GW vs DR600GW, DR550GW-2CH vs DR650GW-2CH, update from meeting with BlackVue in Vancouver, BC, and our recommendations. Everything you need to know to make your final decision.

  • 新加坡的Larry为了纪念新加坡独立日50周年,环绕世界来庆祝这个特别的日子!

    从新加坡出发到英国伦敦,路经挪威和中国西藏,用blackvue行车记录仪记录心旷神怡的美丽风景!

  • BlackVue dashcam has recently been featured on CNET.com’s article about the upgrades that will make your Tesla “even more luxurious and high-tech”. Having a BlackVue in your Tesla not only helps with your car’s security, but allows to capture all the funny, awesome, hair-raising (and more!) footage while driving!

    Don’t forget to subscribe to our Newsletter for BlackVue-related news and tips!

  • As you might now, today, Friday, September 9th, is the first day of Formula Drift Round 7! This time we’re meeting in Fort Worth, TX, and so far the weather is great! Today you can enjoy qualifying round by all the PRO drivers in the afternoon. If you are at the event, don’t forget to drop by our BlackVue booth – as usual, many chances to win a BlackVue dashcam or buy our new BlackVue DR650S Series and accessories! This time we also get to hang out with the cool guys from The Dashcam Store, so make sure to come by and chat!

    Don’t worry if you are not at the event, though – you can still enjoy watching your favorite drivers drift – all you need is our BlackVue app (available for free for Android/iOS; tutorial) or BlackVue Windows Viewer ft. Over the Cloud (more info here). Thanks to BlackVue dashcams installed in drivers’ cars and the BlackVue Over the Cloud feature – you can watch them LIVE regardless of where you are! On top of that, it’s a Free Live View weekend – wich means you can use the Live View feature in the BlackVue app/BlackVue Windows Viewer to check in on the drivers or your own camera without any limitations this weekend! Happy driving!

     

    Formula Drift Fort Worth Schedule

    Friday, September 9, 2016
    12:45pm – 3:45pm – PRO: Qualifying: All drivers

    Saturday, September 10, 2016
    2:00pm – 3:30pm – PRO: Open practice
    3:40pm – 5:30pm – PRO: Main competition: Round of 32
    7:30pm – 9:30pm – PRO: Main competition: Round of 16

    For a more detailed schedule click here.

  • Dear visitor,
    We sometimes get cable and accessories compatibility questions from potential buyers or BlackVue users planning to buy a new model. 

    “Can I reuse this cable?”

    With a dashcam already installed in your vehicle–including power and video cables–it makes sense to ask yourself whether the cables must be reinstalled or you can reuse them.

    Here is a table that should help you figure this out. 

    Model

    DR750S/650S/ 650GW Series

    dr650s-2ch

    DR470/DR430-2CH/DR450-1CH

    BlackVue DR470-2CH dash cam

    DR490-2CH
     
    blackvue-dr490-2ch-dash-cam-400x300
    DR490L-2CH
     
    blackvue-dr490l-2ch-400x300
    Power Cable

    CL-2P

    Power Cable for BlackVue DR650S, DR490-2CH, DR470/450/430 Series.

    CL-2P

    Power Cable for BlackVue DR650S, DR490-2CH, DR470/450/430 Series.

    CL-2P

    Power Cable for BlackVue DR650S, DR490-2CH, DR470/450/430 Series.

    CL-3P

    Power Cable for BlackVue DR490L-2CH, DR750LW-2CH

    Video Cable
    (dual channel models)

    Coaxial type

    Coaxial Video Cable for BlackVue DR650S-2CH, DR650GW-2CH, DR470-2CH, DR430-2CH

    Coaxial type

    Coaxial Video Cable for BlackVue DR650S-2CH, DR650GW-2CH, DR470-2CH, DR430-2CH

    Analog type

    Analog Video Cable for BlackVue DR490L-2CH, DR490-2CH

    Analog type

    Analog Video Cable for BlackVue DR490L-2CH, DR490-2CH

    External GPS Module None
    (integrated GPS)
    G-1E

    External GPS Receiver for BlackVue DR490-2CH, DR470-2CH, DR430-2CH, DR450-1CH

    G-1E

    External GPS Receiver for BlackVue DR490-2CH, DR470-2CH, DR430-2CH, DR450-1CH

    G-1AE

    External GPS Receiver for BlackVue DR490L-2CH

    Reading the table

    Just look at the dashcam model and then its accessory type. 
    For example, the DR650S-2CH uses the same power cable as the DR490-2CH, but they both use different video cables.

    Power cables

    Those are the same for the most part. The only models that use different power cables are the LCD dashcam models, including the recent DR490L-2CH and the older DR750LW-2CH. This is because those two models feature native Parking Mode (the DR490L-2CH must be hardwired directly to the vehicle to use Parking Mode), so the cables have constant power and switched power connections (in order to be able to detect whether the vehicle’s ignition is turned on and off). Updated on July 26, 2017.

    Video cables

    So far all dual-channel BlackVue dashcams used a coaxial video cable. The DR490L-2CH and DR490-2CH introduced a new video cable, which connectors both resemble a 3.5mm headphone jack.

    External GPS module

    All models use the G-1E model, except the DR490L-2CH. 
    You can spot the difference by looking at the certification sticker: the G-1E (for DR490/470/450/430) is black, with white lettering. The G-1AE (for DR490L-2CH) is white, with black lettering.

    Trivia: if you wonder why the DR490L-2CH uses a different GPS module, here is the reason: the DR490L-2CH is the international version of the DR5500L-2CH (a Korea-only model), which features compatibility with a speed camera alert service for Korea. The DR5500L-2CH uses a specific GPS module to support that function. The hardware of the DR490L-2CH being similar to its Korean counterpart, it also uses that specific GPS module. 

    We hope this shed some light on some of the design decisions that were made and the reasoning behind them. Also hoping this will help you find out which cables or accessories you might reuse and which may need to be replaced or reinstalled.
    If you have more questions, visit our Help Center and join the community, or contact our Customer Support at cs@pittasoft.com or through the form you will find here.

    First published: July 25, 2017.
    Updated: September 12, 2017.

     

  • This video is an in-depth review that includes helpful and great information of BlackVue DR650GW-2CH. The BlackVue DR650GW-2CH Wifi offers full high definition camera with built-in GPS and Wireless (Wifi) connectivity. The DR650-2CH offers clear and smooth (1920 x 1080p) video. The new BlackVue wifi feature now you don’t need a display or take the sd card out to watch the video.

  • Pittasoft will be exhibiting in the Hall 3.1 (New Mobility World), booth #B41

    Pittasoft has the pleasure to invite you to the IAA New Mobility World 2015. This event will be held at
    the Frankfurt am Main Exhibition Center on September 17th to 27th, 2015. Exhibit will start at 9:00 in
    the morning until 19:00.

    We are going to exhibit our world best seller BlackVue Full-HD 1-channel and 2-channel dashcams
    with built-in Wi-Fi for smartphone and cloud connectivity. We will also introduce our fleet management offering
    powered by BlackVue Over the Cloud to enhance its dashcam’s connectivity even further, positioning
    itself to take full advantage of the connected car trend.

    This upcoming event is organized for the benefit of companies and individuals who wish to find new
    connected technology exhibits and innovative ideas related to this particular automotive industry,
    also give a chance for everyone to meet each other.
    Hoping for your presence in the said event!

    For futher information, contact sales@pittasoft.com and marketing@pittasoft.com and visit http://newmobilityworld.com

    2015-iaa-invitation

     

  • It’s the second (and final) day of Formula Drift in Fort Worth, TX! The good folks at The Dashcam Store from Austin, TX are manning the BlackVue booth today. If you are around and want some dashcam advice, this is your chance to meet some of the most competent BlackVue specialists in the US.

    You can still tune in to watch your favorite drivers drift in the open practice, round of 32 and the final rounds! There’s still time to download our BlackVue app (Android/iOS) or BlackVue Windows Viewer (more info here) and enjoy FREE LIVE VIEW WEEKEND for everyone. Be connected – wherever you are, whenever you might need it.

    The schedule for today looks as follows:

    Saturday, September 10, 2016
    2:00pm – 3:30pm – PRO: Open practice
    3:40pm – 5:30pm – PRO: Main competition: Round of 32
    7:30pm – 9:30pm – PRO: Main competition: Round of 16

    For a more detailed schedule click here.

     

  • YouTube channel Subispeed posted a thorough, step-by-step installation walk-through of BlackVue DR650S-2CH in Subaru WRX STI. Definitely worth taking a look!

  • Dear BlackVue users, a firmware update has been released for BlackVue DR450-1CH models (v. 1.003).

    WHAT’S NEW:
    1) Fixed MPH display error.
    2) Changed Parking Mode switch time from 10 minutes to 5 minutes (the BlackVue will switch to Parking Mode after 5 minutes in a stationary position).
    3) Event Recording bug fix: when 1 or 2 of the 3-axis sensitivity settings (up-down, left-right, front-rear) were set to zero (no issue will all 3 parameters set to zero), Event recordings would occur repeatedly.

    Download page available HERE.

    IMPORTANT:
    1. Please backup all necessary files before formatting the SD card.
    2. The SD card must be formatted in FAT32 format. If you format the card from the Viewer, it will be formatted automatically in FAT32.
    3. After the firmware upgrade, please use the latest version of the BlackVue Viewer and/or App.
    4. After firmware upgrade Wi-Fi login information will be reinitialized. To connect using the BlackVue App, use the default password “blackvue“.
    5. MicroSD Card support: DR450 Series models support up to 128GB cards, with a few caveats:
    a. Compatibility is guaranteed only with the official BlackVue microSD cards.
    b. In case your card is an SDXC model, formatting directly from the BlackVue will cause it to become unreadable on Mac OS computers. Formatting the card from the PC Viewer for Mac or Windows will prevent this issue.

  • This video is 2 months review of BlackVue DR750LW-2CH and explain lots of things to cover and wanted to share with you guys. DR750LW-2CH features a new 4′ LCD touch screen and 2CH cameras offering full 1080P video quality.

  • September 14th marks the start of a 3-day holiday here in South Korea, where Pittasoft, the manufacturer of BlackVue, is located. The holiday, called Chuseok, is a major harvest festival celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar on the full moon. Because of that our office will be closed from Wednesday, September 14th to Sunday, September 18th (KST).

    Marketing inquiries and Customer Support requests will be answered the following week. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

    And Happy Chuseok!

     

  • The 50th Anniversary Edition of SEMA

    BlackVue exhibited at the SEMA Show 2016 in Las Vegas. For the 50th anniversary edition of the iconic show, we had a blast!
    We were there to demonstrate our Cloud-connected dashcam offering for individuals and businesses. Doing so, we met with great people, potential buyers and BlackVue users who came to this unique show from all corners of the USA –according to SEMA, the 2016 edition drew in more than 60,000 domestic and international buyers! For us the response was amazing, and we cannot wait to see what 2017 brings.

    Cloud-connected Dashcams and Supercars

    This year, we also sponsored great cars that had our BlackVue dashboard cameras installed and streaming live to the Cloud. There was of course the Tesla model S in the BlackVue booth, courtesy of Unplugged Performance, but also a Miata and Infiniti Q50 at the Rays booth, a Widebody Vlene FR-S at the Sprintex Superchargers booth, GReddy’s R32 GT-R and let’s not forget Bill Garrison’s incredible Ford F-150 Police truck. The Dashcam Store from Texas also outfitted two of the Truck Hero display vehicles with BlackVue dual-channel dash cameras. Thanks to all who cooperated with us for this event. You can see the picture gallery HERE.

    VIP Testimonial

    Last, but not least, we met with Formula Drift driver Ken Gushi for an interview. He shared his personal overall experience using BlackVue, including an interesting anecdote. Since Ken started using a BlackVue back in April, he equipped all his vehicles with the Cloud-connected dual-channel models (DR650GW-2CH and DR650S-2CH). His first BlackVue even captured some video that went viral when he posted it to his Instagram. In it, you can see a driver rushing in the emergency lane past Gushi’s car and smashing his side-mirror on the way. Ken was kind enough to send us the original footage for inclusion in this video. Thanks to him and the GReddy team for their time and involvement!

  • This is the manual for the BlackVue App for iOS/Android (featuring BlackVue Over the Cloud).

    Please note: as the app gets regularly updated, the latest app version may differ from the manual.

  • It hasn’t been long since we launched brand-new Cloud dashcam series (DR650S), but great installation pictures and unboxing videos started coming our way! This time it’s YouTube user Rooz Rafie sharing his unboxing of BlackVue DR650S-2CH as well as Power Magic Pro. There’s more coming from him, including great footage he managed to capture with his new, dual-channel Cloud dashcam, but for now enjoy this unboxing video with us! Click HERE to watch the video.

  • Crazy hit and run… in a company car

    This video of a crazy hit and run was shared by our Canadian distributor, BlackboxMyCar. A truck, pulling out of its parking spot, hit the Kia parked beside it. Said like this, it may not sound like much, but this is not your average hit and run. The hit was so powerful that the entire vehicle shifted over significantly. The sound captured by the dashcam tells a lot about the pressure exerted on the Kia. Looking at it, we’re left wondering whether the act was premeditated or just caused by genuine clumsiness or lack of truck driving experience (or the consumption of illicit substances).

    The driver of the truck most likely knew he did something wrong: it would have been really hard for him to pretend otherwise. However, he didn’t stop to evaluate the damages nor to leave his contact information for the Kia’s owner.

    Severe damages and reputation on the line

    The whole incident was recorded by a BlackVue dashcam installed in a car parked in the same parking lot. And thanks to the dashcam the truck – otherwise hard to track – was identified as belonging to a company called Royal Classic Kitchens which has four locations in Ontario. It’s definitely shocking to see that the driver of the truck decided to run after hitting the other car, especially when the decals and the company information are so clearly visible on the truck.

    How the video was recorded

    The BlackVue dash camera was installed in a vehicle parked across from the Kit and the truck. It appeared to be in Parking Mode. BlackVue dashcams’ Parking Mode let you choose to record either based on motion detection, impact detection, or both. Although the car was not hit (no impact detected), the BlackVue detected the movement of the truck, which triggered this recording.

  • 在美国,当校车将要减速停车之时,它的黄色闪光灯就会象交通路灯一样闪,提醒过往的车辆要准备减速停车。当校车停下来时,这安装在左前方的红色停车牌就会打开,因而过往的汽车都必须停下来等待。

    点击查看BlackVue 650GW-2CH 行车记录仪记录校车线上的事故视频吧!

  • Wrecked – online drifting magazine – posted an interesting, in-depth analysis of the controversial Forrest Wang vs. Chris Forsberg Battle during Round 4 of Formula Drift in New Jersey, followed up by Wang announcing that NJ was his last round of Formula Drift. Thanks to BlackVue DR650GW-2CH dashcams installed in the drivers’ cars, you can now watch the battle that sparked some heated debates over the interet – from Chris Forsber car’s perspective above or by clicking this link. Read the article with screenshots and explanation of the situation here.

    Bonus: the action as seen from the side of the track.

    @chrisforsberg64 VS @forrestwang808 at #FormulaDrift #NewJersey #FDNJ #wall #BlackVue

    A video posted by BlackVue (@blackvueofficial) on

  • Throwing a football at a car = Not a good idea

    This video shared by our US distributor, The Dashcam Store (they are definitely on a roll!), shows off two very important features in BlackVue DR650S-2CH dashcam – Parking Mode and Push Notifications (via BlackVue Over the Cloud). The video was provided to The Dashcam Store by one of their customers. That customer had left his car to his mechanic. The footage was recorded inside of that mechanic’s shop. Thanks to Parking Mode, the camera was able to record the mechanic who thought it was a great idea to throw… a football at the vehicle.

    Throwing a football at a car equipped with a Cloud-connected BlackVue = Very bad idea

    Thanks to the “Impact detected” Push Notification–the dashcam was connected to the Cloud via portable LTE/Wi-Fi router–sent to the owner’s phone, he was able to quickly check what was going on. He was likely shocked to see his mechanic playing football with a coworker. Still, probably not as shocked as the mechanic himself upon discovering he had been caught.
    As you can probably guess, the person throwing the football is no longer his mechanic. It’s somewhat hard to believe the mechanic was actually the one who installed the dashcam! 

    Make sure your car is always safe – even when you are away. To learn more about BlackVue Over the Cloud (which features Push Notifications), click here.

    To watch the video, click the thumbnail above or watch it on YouTube here.

  • Parking Mode really lets us see things we would never have seen otherwise. Recently a footage of a man trying to open the door to (not his own) car was caught by a BlackVue DR650GW-2CH dashcam. You can see the man in the screen door’s reflection.

    Don’t forget to subscribe to our BlackVue Newsletter for all the news and updates!

  • Greater Toronto Area Dashcam regularly post footage captured with their BlackVue. But only recently did they post this YouTube Channel intro video, featuring a plethora of unexpected or scary driving situations. Nice editing work!

    Check out the intro and subscribe to the channel for more videos!

  • This video is a perfect example of why we need to be alert at all times while driving, because even then, the unexpected can always happen. In the footage, captured by BlackVue DR650GW-1CH dashcam and shared by Edin Vrabac on YouTube, we see an 18 wheeler on an icy road. Suddenly it skids off,  and swerves off the road completely, rolling over a couple of times until it hits the ground down below.

    You can watch the video by clicking HERE or on the thumbnail.

    Please be considerate when commenting on the video, as the conditions here are extreme, and as commentators have pointed out, strong winds combined with a heavy load could have caused the trailer to veer out of control. We don’t know what happened to the driver and what exactly was the cause of the incident. All we can wish is that he’s safe and sound. We will update the story if/when we receive more information.

  • The Dashcam Store, our Austin-based distributor, has prepared something very special for their fans!

    They take you on a ride to check what’s happening in downtown Austin, Texas, during SXSW while showing the BlackVue Over the Cloud Live View feature.  But that’s not all! You can win the Cloud dashcam BlackVue DR650S-1CH yourself just by watching the livestream and tweeting about it.

    The upcoming livestreams are:

    · Thursday, March 16th at 1:00 PM CST
    · Friday, March 17th at 2:00 PM CST

    Make sure you’re following The Dashcam Store on Twitter and keep your eyes open for #dashcamlivestream

    Missed the livestream? Don’t worry! You can enter the contest even if the video isn’t live. Just visit The Dashcam Store’s YouTube channel (HERE), watch one of the past livestreams and tweet away! (The tweets must be submitted before 12:01 AM Monday, March 20th CST).

    More info & detailed rules can be found on The Dashcam Store’s website.

  • Even the most careful driver can be in an emergency situation, so a reliable eyewitness of your car is a must-have item nowadays.

    AROUNDAPPLE.COM shows how BlackVue DR650GW-2CH with BlackVue Over the Cloud compatibility delivers unparalleled functions at the moment. BlackVue will help you track your car anytime, anywhere!

    A very clean and complete review overall.

    Source: aroundapple.com

     

  • After testing his BlackVue DR650S-2CH dashcam for 7 months, YouTuber and reviewer Ariel from Vortex Radar has shared his thoughts in a written review.

    The review lists pros and cons, and goes into detail regarding video quality, Parking Mode, Cloud features and BlackVue software. As a bonus, the reviewer shortly describes other dashcams from the BlackVue line-up, so if after reading the review you feel the DR650S-2CH is not for you, a list of other models and accessories is there for you too chose from!

    You can read the review HERE.

    Sun? Snow? Rain? Night driving? Beautiful, scenic views and mountain ranges? The video samples in this review have it all. The video above is a sample for rear camera day driving. 

     

     

     

  • Watch this spin-chilling near miss captured by our BlackVue DR650GW-2CH dashcam! In the words of the video uploader, Jon Hall:

    “Add your own honking and swearing. Was travelling a little under 45 mph. There was some rain, but roads were pretty dry. I was watching stopped traffic to my right. I did not touch the brake. Car did all the work. Sadly no audio, because I had an Uber passenger and Washington has strict privacy laws about recording conversations.”

    The story was also featured in Trending Current Events.

     

    Don’t forget to subscribe to our BlackVue Newsletter for all the news and updates!

  • BlackVue DR750LW-2CH comes with the kit with 2 cameras into the cigarette lighter power cable 4m, microSD card to 16GB, fastening to the front and rear camera, 7m connecting cable between the camera, a sticky pad for mounting and clips for concealed wiring.

  • Parking Mode is a key feature of the BlackVue range of dashboard cameras.

    In this video, YouTuber Dash Witness shows you how it works and what settings you can change from the PC/Mac Viewer (as well as the BlackVue App).

  • Customer-submitted footage from an instructional race track day, filmed with the BlackVue DR650GW 2CH dashcam.

  • YouTuber Matt Gunn posted a video installation of the BlackVue DR470-2CH dashcam on his YouTube channel.

    What’s the DR470-2CH, you might ask?

    It’s one of our newer dashcam models, which blends the outstanding architecture and performance of the DR650S-2CH with the form factor of the smaller DR430-2CH. The DR470-2CH is perfect for drivers looking for high quality footage and simplicity of use.

  • It can be a little bit daunting to install a 2-channel dashcam on an SUV or any hatchback, because of the extra work required in the wiring of the rear camera. In this step-by-step video from BlackboxMyCar.com, you can see how to install a 2-channel BlackVue on a Lexus NX.

  • Interesting install video by YouTuber and BMW E39 M5 owner E39Source!

    The video goes in details on how to hardwire and install the BlackVue DR650GW-2CH.

    After watching this, you should have no problem doing an installation on your own vehicle!

    A few notes however:
    1. Power Magic Pro: in the video, the author only uses some of the cables included in the PMP package and leaves off the PMP itself, saying they only need the dashcam to run when ignition is ON. However, this is actually the function of the switch on the PMP (enabling/disabling Parking Mode recording). We hope the author can give it a try later on.

    2. Front cam: for optimal view angle, it’s recommended to install the dashcam with the lens right in the top center of the windshield (behind the rear view mirror).

    3. Firmware: the firmware used here seems to be 1.009 (legacy).

  • Formula Drift Championship Starter in Long Beach

    As many of you know, BlackVue is the presenting sponsor and official dashcam of Formula Drift Championship. The first event in this year’s series will be held at Long Beach GP Course, April 8-9.

    Enjoy Live feeds with BlackVue Over the Cloud

    But don’t worry if you’re unable to attend! You can still watch your favorite drivers LIVE thanks to BLACKVUE OVER THE CLOUD’s Live View feature. Follow the event from the BlackVue dashcams installed inside of the cars and around the track!

    To do so, download the BlackVue C app for Android (HERE) or iOS (HERE). It’s completely free, and you don’t need to be a BlackVue dashcam owner to participate. All you need to do is register an account and you’re good to go! For a detailed tutorial on how to access Live View from the App, check out our video.

    BlackVue C Android App BlackVue C iOS App

    You can check the detailed schedule for the Formula Drift Long Beach event here on the Formula Drift website.

    See you on the Long Beach track!

    BONUS: April 8 to 10: Unlimited Live View Weekend for Everyone!

    For the whole event weekend, from Friday to Sunday (PST), Live View will be accessible without limitation of time to all BlackVue Over the Cloud users. Enjoy Live View to your heart’s content!
    Note: if your account does not show the additional Live View time during that period, log out and log in again to your BlackVue Over the Cloud account.

    Disclaimer: this is a brand new endeavor for BlackVue Over the Cloud, and it will ultimately benefit all users as we learn from this experiment. We are doing our utmost to deliver you the smoothest experience. However, should the service reach overcapacity due to a sudden large influx of users, we cannot guarantee 100% stability. In advance, we thank you for your understanding.

  • Installing a dual-channel dashcam on a hatchback can pose some difficulties to the neophyte. Luckily, Australian dealer Autofidelity put together this step-by-step video on how to install a BlackVue 2-channel dashcam and Power Magic Pro in a 2016 Audi A1.

    NOTE: the DR650GW-2CH model in the video is using the Legacy firmware (non-Cloud) and the app demonstrated here is the BlackVue Legacy app as well. We recommend using the Cloud firmware compatible with the BlackVue C app, but this video is well worth a look for its detailed installation, which applies to all 2-channel BlackVue models.

  • Got a BlackVue Cloud-compatible dashcam? Not sure how to set it up to connect to your Wi-Fi hotspot and register your BlackVue with the QR code? Here is a video for you.

    Although the video is in Thai, you should not have any problem following along on your iOS device.

    (Android setup is almost identical).

    This video comes courtesy of our Thailand distributor CarcamKorea.com

  • Dear BlackVue User,
    We have recently updated the firmware of our DR650S (version 1.005) and DR650GW Cloud (version 2.008) dashcam models. Please check below for details.

    MODELS CONCERNED:

    • DR650S-2CH (Applies also to DR650S-2CH TRUCK and DR650S-2CH IR)
    • DR650S-1CH
    • DR650GW-2CH (Applies also to DR650GW-2CH TRUCK and DR650GW-2CH IR)
    • DR650GW-1CH

    WHAT’S NEW:

    • System Stabilization.
    • DAB interference mitigation (for dual channel models). The firmware has been modified to minimize interference with DAB systems. 

    NOTE: This firmware does not support Rearview Kit (R-100). Please download the Rearview Kit-compatible firmware (DR650S Series: v1.004; DR650GW Series: v.2007) if needed.

    Important:

    Make sure to use the latest versions for the BlackVue Viewer and App for full compatibility when installing a new firmware version.

    Go to the DOWNLOADS page to access the latest firmware and installation instructions.

    For support, visit our Help Center.

  • This video posted on the Formula DRIFT YouTube channel shows an incredible chase run by driver Patrick Mordaunt against last year’s champion Fredric Aasbo.
    Unfortunately for Patrick, his lead run didn’t go as well.

  • We are sure many of you are asking this question – why should you use BlackVue Over the Cloud? And what is it good for? Alex from BlackboxMyCar.com answers these, and many other questions in the second video about BlackVue Over the Cloud.

    You can watch the previous video here.

    Don’t forget to subscribe to the BlackVue official YouTube channel as well as visit the BlackboxMyCar channel and subscribe as well for more videos!

    For more info on BlackVue Over the Cloud, visit the dedicated page on the Official BlackVue Website.

  • This testimonial shared by The Dashcam Store clearly shows why having a BlackVue in your fleet vehicles is a smart decision and a great investment. Check the interview and find out why this fleet owner felt like it’s Christmas all over again when he watched the footage from one of his driver’s BlackVue camera!

    Full interview available HERE.

     

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  • YouTuber Chad9976 has published a review of BlackVue DR650S-2CH IR worth taking a look at if you’re an Uber/Lyft driver!

    As Chad mentions in the video, he did actually pay for his camera but found it so great that he went on and made a review of it.

    The reviewer praises the BlackVue dashcam for four main points:

    1. It’s a dual-channel camera with great image quality, which means it records front and inside of your car simultaneously, in full HD (HD for the interior camera).
    2. The interior camera has infrared night vision (Chad even included a comparison with the iPhone 7 for reference).
    3. With the Power Magic Pro, it’s Parking Mode ready – BlackVue will record even if the car engine is off.
    4. Cloud services and GPS.

    For more detailed review and sample videos provided by the YouTuber, head over to his channel HERE or click on the thumbnail above.

  • Come visit us on November 3rd to 6th, 2015. Las Vegas at the Pittasoft Booth :

    #15517, WESTGATE (PARADISE EVENT CENTER), Las Vegas Convention Center.

     

    Pittasoft, manufacturer of the BlackVue dashcams, is pleased to invite you to SEMA SHOW 2015 Las Vegas.

    The SEMA Show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world. It draws

    the industry’s brightest minds and hottest products to one place, the Las Vegas Convention Center

    on November 3rd to 6th, 2015.

     

    Pittasoft will showcase the world best-selling dashcam BlackVue DR650GW series and

    fleet management solution powered by BlackVue Over the Cloud.

     

    Pittasoft thrives to embrace the connected-car trend, presenting the best eye-witness

    devices for your vehicle, catching the whole driving story, and providing the perfect

    security solution for your car.

     

    For more product information, please visit our website:  www.blackvue.com

    Or contact sales sales@pittasoft.com and marketing marketing@pittasoft.com

     

    Looking forward to seeing you at SEMA SHOW 2015!

     

     

  • In June 2016, BlackVue participated in the Digital Experience showcase in New York, which highlighted the newest technologies and gadgets. Organized by Pepcom, the event gave the chance to a select few tech companies to introduce their products to a large number of prestigious journalists, bloggers and media representatives in a casual context.

    Thanks to all the people who stopped by our mini-booth to greet us or learn about the BlackVue Cloud-connected and remote Live View-enabled dash cameras.

     

  • BMW M4 is getting BlackVue DR650GW-2CH installed with a multi safer. Perfect tutorial for getting to know how to install Hardwiring Kit + Dashcam on BMW M4.

  • Some dashcam installations prove to be more complicated than others. But it does not mean it’s impossible – and Lockdown Security‘s channel on YouTube is here to help you.

    In this case, the car is a Range Rover Evoque. The installation here is more tricky – because it’s a hatchback, and we are installing a dual channel (meaning there is a rear camera for us to install) dashcam. Fortunately all the technicalities and tips are shared in this short, but informative video for you to do a relatively easy, painless and clean installation of DR650S-2CH in your vehicle.

  • How to mount the BlackVue DR650GW-2CH rear camera in 2015 Toyota 4Runner.

  • YouTuber user Rooz Rafie (who has also recently posted an Unboxing and First Look at BlackVue DR650S-2CH) recorded a BMW European delivery with our new BlackVue DR650S-2CH Cloud Dashcam. Watch him (legally!) speed on the German highway up to 160MPH by clicking here or the thumbnail above!

  • BlackVue DR650GW-2CH install on a new 2015 Ford Mustang, our video outlines how we ran the cables and how we connected the power connections to the vehicle, with no vehicle modification required!

  • A premier dash camera for one the most premier of vehicles, the BlackVue DR650GW-2CH is one of most popular front+rear view dash cameras available today. This was a great addition to this Lamborghini and will now offer the vehicle’s owner piece of mind knowing his drives are recorded.

  • Pittasoft邀请您参加第十二届深圳国际汽车改装服务业展览会。

    Pittasoft展位:#50829A 5号电子馆,中国深圳会展中心。

    展会时间: 2016.2.26-28 9:00AM-17:00PM

     

  • Tech Support Forum reviewer  reviewed the BlackVue DR750LW-2CH, the Ultimate Driving Assistant as he calls it.

    For those who don’t need the Cloud and want a dashcam with a clear bright screen to check videos without using a smartphone or tablet, the DR750LW-2CH is still the way to go.

    Being at the top of the leaderboards for cameras, this feature-rich dash camera has a lot to offer.

    For more info, please check the original article on TechSupportForum.com.

     

  • Jayce Ooi posted a great DR650GW-2CH review on his website. He notes that BlackVue DR650GW-2CH is one of the best 2 channels dash cams in the market. A perfect recording tool for surveillance of your property while parked or proof of liability in case of an accident, thanks to the superior video clarity of the Sony Exmor CMOS sensor. It has all the features you need like built-in Wi-Fi, GPS and G-sensor, as well as multi-platform support and simple installation.

    Interested? For more information, read the full review here: BlackVue DR650GW-2CH Dash Cam Review

     

  • Tesla Autopilot avoids collision

    Dashcam footage (captured by BlackVue DR650S-2CH) from Netherlands has been making the rounds on various news outlets for the past few days.
    No wonder – it shows that the Tesla the BlackVue owner is driving predicted the imminent collision and started braking seconds before it happened!

    Passengers surprised the Tesla started to apply the brakes

    Most significantly, the Tesla Autopilot reacted much faster than most human drivers would have. In fact, the passengers were reportedly surprised that the car even started to brake by itself, because they didn’t realize what was about to happen.

    It was later reported that, despite the accident looking quite serious (the SUV in front of the Tesla rolled over!), everyone involved “turned out to be OK.”

    You can read more about the collision here on Electrek. Original tweet by Hans Noordsij.

  • Good news for Thai drivers! Bangkok Post reports that you can now save on your car insurance if you have a dashcam installed in your vehicle.

    According to the order signed by the secretary-general of the Office of Insurance Commission, insurance companies are required to reduce auto insurance premiums by 5-10% for customers who present photographic evidence of dashcam installation in the front of their cars.

    Of course, drivers who apply for the discount should make sure the dashcam is reliable and always functional, since in case of accident the insurance company will ask for dashcam footage.

    We hope more and more countries consider offering discounted insurance for dashcam owners, although it’s already common practice in the UK, Russia or South Korea.

    You can read more details on this story here.

  • YouTube user AwkwardHamster has recently posted not one, but two BlackVue-centered videos on his channel! The first one is an unboxing of our new flagship Cloud dashcam model, BlackVue DR650S-2CH, and you can watch it here. The second videos is an in-depth review of DR650S-2CH, which includes some sample footage, an explanation of the dashcam’s key features as well as the pros of having a Power Magic Pro accessory paired up with your device. You can watch the review here or by clicking the thumbnail above. Definitely worth investing the 5 minutes you’re gonna spend watching this video, especially if you’re considering buying DR650S Series in the nearest future!

     

    NOTE: A firmware update has since been posted (the newest firmware version for DR650S Series as of August 10 is 1.001, not 1.000 as the video states. Always check our website for the newest firmware updates – you can do it here!)
  • MacTechGenius on YouTube has posted an in-depth review of BlackVue DR650S-2CH model, along with the pictures of the install in his Tesla X and some sample footage. MacTechGenius also explains Over the Cloud feature in this video, which we recommend checking along with the review!

  • Our Australian distributor has recently been a guest on a local Channel 7’s show “The Morning Show”–Australia’s most popular morning television show–where he introduced BlackVue dashcams on nationwide television. In an over 4-minute segment the BlackVue representative discussed the merits of having a dashcam and what makes BlackVue products different from other dash cameras.

    The BlackVue Australia team is very excited to spread the word about BlackVue dashcams to a wider audience!

    Watch the video by clicking the thumbnail above or by clicking HERE.

  • Lockdown Security in Canada have been installing dashcams for a while now.

    In this video, Jeff is explaining everything you need to know to install a single-channel BlackVue in a Tesla with panoramic roof.

    Why is it different from non-panoramic roof models? The answer in this informative and short but detailed video.

     

  • Come visit us on February 26th to 28th 2016. AAITF SHENZHEN at the Pittasoft Booth:

    #50829A, Hall 5, Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center, Shenzhen, China.

     

    It is an honour for Pittasoft to invite you to the 12th China (Shenzhen) International Automotive Aftermarket Industry and Tuning Trade Fair 2016.

    Pittasoft will showcase its world best-selling BlackVue dashcams with built-in Wifi and GPS, including the DR650GW series with BlackVue Over the Cloud Compatiblity.

     

    BlackVue is a pioneer of dual channel dashcams, which provide full protection to the front and rear of the car.

    BlackVue Over the Cloud combines state-of-the-art dashcam technology with cloud ubiquity to make the most out of your BlackVue dashcam.

    Video backup, real-time GPS-tracking, alarm, the possibilities are endless.

    BlackVue Over the Cloud is all about using your dashcam to its full potential, so that you and your car are always connected.

     

    Pittasoft AAITF exhibition will surely benefit the visitors who want a unique auto electronic style and décor of their cars.

    Pittasoft’s booth at AAITF SHENZHEN will surely garner the interest of auto enthusiasts looking for the latest technologies and functionalities to add to their car.

     

    For more product information, please visit our website: www.blackvue.com

    Or contact Sales (sales@pittasoft.com) and Marketing (marketing@pittasoft.com)

    Looking forward to seeing you at AAITF SHENZHEN Show!

  • The latest dashcam video to create buzz was caught on BlackVue DR650GW-2CH in a California Lexus dealership and shared on BlackboxMyCar’s YouTube channel. In it, you can see and hear two staffs stealing money and a spare memory card from the car’s interior. Bad call for them, as the BlackVue recorded all their conversation in the car and also caught them on camera (although the uploader chose to blur their face in the video). A chance that the BlackVue was likely hardwired, enabling it to constantly monitor the car in Parking Mode.

  • The video posted on the Facebook page of Dash Cam Owners Australia went viral pretty quick, and the 48-year-old suspect was arrested shortly after, according to a report by WAtoday.com.au.

  • Compatibility: Mac OS X 10.10 and above.

    What’s new in this version:

    Version 1.11:

    Added DR750S-1CH and DR750S-2CH compatibility.

    DR490-2CH: added compatibility with new function allowing to choose time zone in 30 minutes increments.
    Make sure to install the latest DR490-2CH firmware first for support of this feature.

     

    See previous update logs at the bottom of the page.

    Supported dashcam models

    Supported Models Supported Versions
    DR750S-1/2CH All Firmware Versions
    DR650GW-1/2CH All Firmware Versions
    DR650S-1/2CH All Firmware Versions
    DR450-1CH Firmware from Version v1.004 and up
    DR430-2CH Firmware from Version v1.001 and up
    DR470-2CH Firmware from Version v1.001 and up
    DR490L-2CH All Firmware Versions
    DR490-2CH All Firmware Versions

    About BlackVue Viewer

    Compatibility: Mac OS X 10.10 and above.

    BlackVue Viewer supports all the latest BlackVue models and is compatible with BlackVue Over the Cloud.
    For compatibility with older models, check the BlackVue Legacy Viewer on www.blackvue.com/downloads.
    Note: this Viewer contains two applications in one. You can switch between SD Card Viewer and Cloud Viewer anytime.

    • The SD Card Viewer lets you view recorded videos from your SD card and modify the settings of your BlackVue, as well as format the SD card. 
    • The Cloud Viewer lets you enjoy BlackVue Over the Cloud. Check out simple tutorial videos below to see how it works.

    Quick guides downloads for the Cloud part (look for Manual \ BlackVue Mac Viewer – Cloud Viewer)

     

    Tutorial videos:

    Update Logs

    Version 1.10:
    1. Added DR490-2CH compatibility.
    2. Changed DR490L-2CH Event recording beep setting default to OFF.
    3. Fixed Mac OS X crash issue.

    Version 1.09:
    Support for DR490L-2CH Firmware v1.1.306.
    DR490L-2CH new feature configurable in the BlackVue Viewer only: toggle Event recording alert beep ON/OFF.

    Version 1.08:
    1. Added firmware language settings in Cloud Viewer.
    Applicable models: DR650S-1CH/2CH/2CH IR/2CH TRUCK with firmware v1.006 and over.
    2. Added option to toggle “Impact detected in Parking Mode” voice message alert ON/OFF.
    Applicable models: DR650S-1CH/2CH/2CH IR/2CH TRUCK with firmware v1.006 and over.
    3. Stabilization improvements.

    Version 1.07:
    1. Fixed resizing error.
    2. Stabilization and improvements.
    3. When opening the application, the SD Card Viewer is now displayed by default.
    4. Added video tutorials in Japanese.

    Version 1.06:
    Fixes an issue where Live View was inaccessible on certain Mac OS versions.

    Version 1.05:
    Layout and user interface improvements:

    1. Easily swap between Cloud Viewer and SD Card Viewer – Easily swap between the two modes via a single prominent button.
    2. Now scaling to any screen size – The SD Card Viewer has been totally remade so you can enjoy it comfortably and full-screen in any resolution, including on high-density monitors such as Retina and 4K displays.

    New features for the Cloud Viewer: 

    1. Bookmarks – You can now bookmark publicly shared cameras from the map (up to 20 cameras can be bookmarked).
    2. Share Live View – You can now share your BlackVue dash camera’s Live View with specific users (up to 3) without making it a public camera.
    3. A cleaner Map – We have introduced marker clustering to display a large number of dashcams while keeping the Map readable. You can still zoom in to visualize individual dashcams.
    4. My Cam / Public cameras button – Tap the button in the top-right corner of the Map to quickly switch between your dashcam’s location and the publicly shared cameras Map.
    5. Map design update – The color of the dashcam clusters now indicates whether they contain at least one dashcam with publicly shared Live View (green cluster) or not (yellow cluster).

    Additional model support:

    DR490L-2CH.

     

  • This video was sent to us by Jerry, a BlackVue owner residing in New York. It is a perfect example of why the DR650S Series’ Cloud feature and Parking Mode Impact Push Notifications are worth considering! Jerry was grateful that the BlackVue helped him prevent a driver from getting away after hitting his parked car.

    [Impact Detected] Alert Message Sent to Owner’s Phone

    In the dashcam video, a van is trying to pull into a parking space but decides to drive away after he realized he hit our BlackVue owner’s car!
    According to Jerry, his BlackVue was connected to BlackVue Over the Cloud via Wi-Fi at the time of the incident. When the dashcam sensed the collision, it sent a Push Notification alerting that an impact had just been detected.

    Hit and Run Caught

    Thanks to the instant Push Notification, Jerry was able to quickly realize what happened and –thankfully– catch the culprit at the red lights!

    He then proceeded to calling the Police, and when the agents showed up, he was able to show them on his phone the video recorded by the dashcam.

    You can watch the video by clicking the thumbnail above or HERE.

    Thanks to Jerry for sharing his experience and this video!

  • This week we had the pleasure to welcome the visit of UK distributor NWX at the BlackVue headquarters in Seoul.

    After passionate discussions about the current state of affairs and what the future holds for the collaboration between the two companies, it was time to enjoy some Korean barbecue.

    We wish the NWX team all the best for 2016 and beyond!

     

  • Soon, having a dashcam – such as BlackVue – in your car might give you an insurance discount.

    New York lawmakers are proposing a bill that would decrease the car insurance costs by as much as 5 percent for the drivers that have equipped their vehicles with dashboard cameras. State Sen. Jose Peralta and Assembly member Alicia Hyndman, who proposed the bill, claim that having a dashcam installed in your car proves to be beneficial not only for the drivers and the insurance companies, but also for the law enforcement, as it provides invaluable evidence in many otherwise unsolvable cases. The videos recorded by dashcams can become crucial in crash or crime investigations, as well as help to stop fraud and prevent reckless behavior behind the wheel, often prompting the dashcam owners themselves to drive more responsibly.

    Although the bill is still in the making, AAA Spokesman Robert Sinclair mentioned that just like seatbelts, airbags, and backup cameras, dash cams might become standard in the future.

    Source: CBS New York (pictured above: senator Jose Peralta discussing dashboard cameras and increased road safety)

  • Dear BlackVue Users,

    A new version of the BlackVue Windows Viewer is now available for download

    We have received several messages from you letting us know about the map display/GPS error, which occurred in the Windows version of the BlackVue Viewer. Thank you all for your reports, and sorry for the inconvenience.
    This issue has been fixed in the v. 1.06.

    WHAT’S NEW?
    1) Fixed GPS coordinates error.
    2) Fixed map display error.

    To learn more about the BlackVue Viewer, click here.

  • BlackVue DR650GW-2CH TRUCK is your best bet to protect your heavy vehicle.

    It’s a heavy duty, feature-rich dashboard camera that records your daily rides including any mishaps that may occur while your vehicle is parked. Keep tabs on where your truck is, record constant video of it moving, and even connect to it from anywhere, anytime, with BlackVue Over the Cloud.

    Once again,  at Tech Support Forum comes back with an exhaustive review of the dashcam.
    Great food for thought if you are considering purchasing one!

    Tech Support Forum

  • Do you know about the Power Magic Pro? This hardwiring kit is the Parking Mode enabler for your dashcam. Although a Pittasoft/BlackVue invention designed to take advantage of BlackVue’s Parking Mode, it works with any dashcam powered via a cigar lighter socket adapter. But rather than just hardwiring your dashcam, the Power Magic Pro also monitors your vehicle’s battery voltage. That way, you don’t have to worry about your dashcam draining your car’s battery to dangerously low levels: the Power Magic Pro will simply cut off the power to the dashcam so you can start your car after a Parking Mode session. Who says hardwiring says fiddling with the fuse box of your vehicle. But fear not, as YouTuber VortexRadar will explain in details how to connect your PMP to your car and power any dashcam. He also goes through all the different timer and voltage cutoff settings and gives you tips on how to properly make use of optional fuse taps for a clean installation.

  • Dear BlackVue Users,
    We recently opened our new BlackVue for Business website at www.blackvuecloud.com for businesses that want to monitor fleets of vehicles using BlackVue dashcams.

    Fleet Management Made Simple

    All you need to use BlackVue for Business is a BlackVue dashcam. No extra hardware required.

    With an active BlackVue for Business account, you can log into the dedicated BlackVue Viewer Pro and unlock fleet management features such as Multi Live View or 90-day GPS tracking history.

    With the newly opened site, you can start a free trial and test the service for yourself. You can also purchase a monthly subscription for any number of dashcams, up to a hundred.

  • Dear Mac and BlackVue users, the new BlackVue Viewer featuring BlackVue Over the Cloud is now available for Mac.

    You can now enjoy all the Cloud features on a laptop or desktop Mac running Mac OS X 10.10 and above.
    For those looking for the Windows version, it is available here.

    NOTICE (updated 14 October 2016 (KST)):

    Application running issue:

    Version 1.02 fixes the “Unidentified Developer” popup issue that may occur if your Mac is configured to run only applications downloaded from the Mac App Store or from an identified developer.

    Downloading the application:

    We noticed that the download may initiate faster when using the Chrome browser than Safari.
    If you have issues to download using Safari, we recommend trying with another browser.
    In any case, please allow a few seconds for the download to initiate after clicking “Download”.

    What’s New?

    The new BlackVue Viewer supports all BlackVue models and is compatible with BlackVue Over the Cloud.
    Note: this version contains two applications in one. After installation, upon running the application, you will be presented with a launcher menu letting you choose Cloud or SD Card.

    • The SD Card menu opens the SD Card Viewer, which lets you view recorded videos from your SD card and modify the settings of your BlackVue, as well as format the SD card. If you are familiar with the former BlackVue Mac Viewer, you will feel at home as this is the same interface.
    • The Cloud menu lets you enjoy BlackVue Over the Cloud. Check out simple tutorial videos below to see how it works.

    blackvue-mac-viewer-cloud

    BlackVue Mac Viewer Playback screen and Map screen

    The Cloud Viewer Screen

  • When you get a Tesla, you want a BlackVue to protect it day and night. In this video, YouTuber T Ma explains how he powered the BlackVue in his Tesla Model S.

    Check out this video to see the trick.

    Of course a word of caution is necessary here before you decide to do this, as with this method you are on your own. Indeed, if you cut the power cable you will lose the fuse integrated in the 12V accessory power male connector of the dashcam.

  • Three video tutorials (also available through the BlackVue C app on Android and iOS) have been posted on BlackVue’s YouTube channel. If you ever had any difficulties with updating the firmware, setting the Wi-Fi password or a hotspot, check the videos and follow the instructions to fully enjoy your BlackVue dashcam with all of its Over the Cloud features. Click on the videos to watch the tutorials!

  • Pittasoft, the manufacturer of BlackVue dashcams and accessories, is pleased to invite you to GITEX 2016, the largest consumer computer and electronics trade show in the Middle East and one of the largest tech events on the planet, which will take place in Dubai, from October 16th to October 20th. Come and visit BlackVue in booth E2-22 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

    More information about BlackVue at GITEX available here. You can also check the location of the booth on the map by clicking here.

    This year GITEX is reimagining realities with new sectors: Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Wearables, Smart Living and Digital Marketing.

    During the four days of the show, BlackVue Sales representatives and product specialist will welcome you at our booth and provide answers to all your questions related to the BlackVue lineup: consumer and pro dashcams, accessories, software, fleet management and of course Cloud services.

    See you in Dubai!

  • Newegg, the site of predilection of many a PC aficionado, is also home to thousands of other tech products, including BlackVue dashcams.
    Newegg blog contributor Gregory Rice took the BlackVue DR650S-2CH for a ride and he seems pleased with his experience.

    I am so glad that I have finally found an automotive camera without a screen.

    After an introduction to Formula Drift, of which BlackVue is the presenting sponsor, equipping all competitors’ vehicles, Gregory dives into the reasons that make the BlackVue flagship model stand out among dashcams.

    The review is full of insights and covers most aspects from design to features and interactions with the BlackVue app.

    You can check the original blog post on Newegg’s “Unscrambled” official blog: http://blog.newegg.com/blackvue-camera-plus-formulad-extreme-auto/ 

  • The Guide Oman organize trips in the sand dunes of the Sultanate of Oman. It’s not the first time they post breathtaking dashcam footage on their YouTube channel, but every time it makes us long for an escapade in the desert! This time they equipped one of their Jeeps with a BlackVue DR650S-2CH and put together this video featuring photos, dashcam and drone footage.

    If you are in the region or plan to go, you can check their website, where they offer both guided tours and Jeep rentals.

    Thanks to them for sharing!

    Website: http://www.theguideoman.com/

    Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheGuideOman/

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/guideoman/

    oman-map

    The Guide Oman’s location. Source: Google Map.

  • At the wheel of his trusty Land Rover Defender, BlackVue user Larry L. took part in an incredible 66-day expedition from Singapore to London, as part of a celebration of Singapore’s 50 years of independence.
    Larry kindly shared with us some footage his BlackVue captured along the way.

    This is the 3rd video we share, and here Larry drives in the snow-capped mountains of Tibet. Magical view again!

    Check out the Expedition’s official Facebook Page here: https://www.facebook.com/SG50London2015.

    Many thanks to Larry for this beautiful series!

  • “BlackVue C” becomes “BlackVue” with version 2.50 (iOS/Android)

    In order to clarify our app lineup, we decided to change the former “BlackVue” app into “BlackVue Legacy” (iOS version 1.525, Android version 1.90) and change the Cloud-compatible “BlackVue C” into “BlackVue”. The turquoise blue icon remains unchanged. The same goes for the BlackVue Legacy app icon.
    Going forward, the new “BlackVue” app will be updated regularly, while the “BlackVue Legacy” app will still be available for download, but no longer be receiving updates.

    About the new BlackVue app

    BlackVue is the latest companion app for your BlackVue dashcam. It works with all the Wi-Fi-compatible models and includes access to BlackVue Over the Cloud*. Creating your BlackVue Over the Cloud account is simple and free. After creating your account, you can register your compatible BlackVue and start setting it up to connect to a hotspot and enjoy the following features:
    ▶Remote Live View – Remotely monitor your car in real time.
    ▶Two-way Voice Communication – Talk with people in the car from your smartphone.
    ▶Emergency Alarm – Receive notifications on your phone when preset events occur.
    ▶Video Backup – Move files from your dashcam to the Cloud storage or your smartphone/tablet, right from the app.
    ▶GPS Tracking – Visualize on a map your car’s location and speed
    ▶Remote Video Playback – Play videos stored in the Cloud or in your dashcam anytime on your smartphone or tablet.

    Like the BlackVue Legacy app, the new BlackVue app lets you access your dashcam’s settings, check Live View and retrieve and play videos via direct Wi-Fi connection between your phone or tablet and the BlackVue.

    The main menu of the BlackVue app contains the following sub-menus:

    • BLACKVUE CLOUD: create your Cloud account, register your Cloud-compatible BlackVue, check the world map and your dashcam remotely.
    • BLACKVUE WI-FI: access all your dashcam’s settings and download videos from the microSD card of your BlackVue to your phone/tablet.
    • INTERNAL MEMORY: this is where you can replay videos downloaded to your phone from the Cloud or via Wi-Fi, rename / manage files and folders, share videos, etc.

    What’s new

    As for what’s new, the version 2.50 of the BlackVue app introduces 2 major usability improvements:

    1. Scroll through large lists of files quickly with the new scroll button which appears as soon as you start scrolling. It also highlights file names so you can easily spot the time of the recording.
    2. Cloud connectivity alerts: turn Cloud connection notifications ON/OFF: a much required feature, since in case of spotty internet connection between the BlackVue dashcam and the Cloud, users would receive a lot of notifications (every time the dashcam would connect/disconnect from the Cloud server). Now you can choose to ignore those status changes. To access this feature, go to Account settings by tapping the icon, then tapping your account name.
    3. Italian and Korean language added.
    4. Other stability improvements and bug fixes.

    ▶Cloud compatibility:
    – DR650S Series (1CH/2CH/2CH IR/2CH TRUCK)
    – DR650GW Series (1CH/2CH/2CH IR/2CH TRUCK)

    ▶Supported models*:
    – DR650S Series (1CH/2CH/2CH IR/2CH TRUCK)
    – DR750LW-2CH
    – DR650GW Series (1CH/2CH/2CH IR/2CH TRUCK)
    – DR600GW-HD
    – DR550GW-2CH
    – DR530W-2CH
    – DR500GW-HD
    – DR500W-HD

    * Available features depend on the BlackVue model you use.

    If you run into any issues using the apps, don’t hesitate to contact our Support at cs@pittasoft.com

  • Dear BlackVue User,

    A new version of the BlackVue Windows Viewer is now available for download.

    What’s new in version 1.02

    Main changes: the fixes and optimization concern the Cloud portion of the application.
    1. Fixed issue where certain characters in an email address would prevent login.
    2. Fixed issues occurring in certain circumstances when resizing the Map.
    + bug fixes and stabilization improvements.

    For more information, visit the BlackVue Windows Viewer page.

     

  • Dear BlackVue users, a firmware update has been released for BlackVue DR650GW-1CH/2CH models.

    WHAT’S NEW:
    Firmware compatible with the Cloud service – BlackVue Over the Cloud.

    Refer to this table for a comparison with the Legacy Firmware.

    This update (v2.006) features a bug fix and stability improvements:

    Event Recording bug fix: when 1 or 2 of the 3-axis sensitivity settings (up-down, left-right, front-rear) were set to zero (no issue will all 3 parameters set to zero), Event recordings would occur repeatedly.

    Previous update (v2.005) featured the following improvements:

    1. Video quality improvement (including bitrate up to 10Mbps for the front camera on Highest quality setting).
    Note: this is actually higher than the Highest quality setting on the Legacy firmware (8Mbps).
    2. Video quality settings added (Normal/High/Highest).
    3. Expanded hotspot settings: you can now register up to 3 hotspots for your BlackVue to connect to the Cloud.

    When you change the time zone and save the setting, the next time you insert the microSD card into the dashcam it will format the microSD card.

    Notes: please use the latest version of S/W after the update as follows:
    – BlackvueC app : Android v2.02~ / iOS v2.22~
    – PC viewer : Windows v2.53~ / Mac v1.43~

    To download the firmware:

    With the BlackVue app:
    Use the BlackVue app and at the home screen, hit the top-left corner icon to open the sliding menu, then go to “Firmware download”.
    Once downloaded, connect to your BlackVue from the Wi-Fi menu of your iOS or Android device (default password is blackvue), then in the BlackVue app, enter the BLACKVUE WIFI menu –> Camera Settings –> Firmware upgrade.

    With the BlackVue Viewer for Windows and Mac OS:
    Follow the instructions at www.blackvue.com/downloads.

  • Formula Drift in Wall Township, NJ, was an event full of surprise and great battles. We took a few photos at the event, so take a look and re-live all those moments again before the next round of Formula Drift this week – this time in Montreal, Canada! See you there!

  • Stolen truck

    YouTube channel Community TV – a part of a Canadian web-based broadcaster – published a unusual video. In the video a friend of a man whose truck got stolen is actually chasing the stolen truck! In the recording we can hear his entire conversation with the local police and we learn the story. His friend’s truck was stolen in the early morning that day and he was lucky enough to notice it at the abandoned parking lot as he was driving by. As the thieves – there were four people total – drove away, he gave them a chase and notified the police, who arrived quickly and were able to arrest the thieves (at a later time).

    The chase recorded by BlackVue

    There is a silent hero to the story – BlackVue DR430-2CH, the dashcam installed in the Chrysler 300 which chased the thieves. DR430-2CH is a dual-channel dash camera with HD 720p front and rear cameras. And as you can see in the footage above, it’s an essential piece of security for your vehicle. It’s a dashcam that can provide you with proof when you need it the most!

    For the follow up videos regarding the chase & truck theft, you can watch the videos below:

     

     

     

  • YouTuber Ben Thaens posted a thrilling racing video on their channel, captured by BlackVue DR650GW-2CH in a BMW E30 328i on the Zolder Circuit of Belgium.
    Enjoy the ride!

     

  • BlackVue DR450-1CH in Consumer Reports

    BlackVue DR450-1CH is a single-channel dashcam that combines simplicity of use with reliability (you can read more about the product here).  Consumer Reports is an independent, nonprofit organization established to create a fairer, safer and healthier world and we are proud to say that a BlackVue product (DR450-1CH) received a very positive review on their website. It was picked as a “staff favorite” thanks to its simplicity and the fact that it does not distract the driver. Read the article HERE.

    Coming to a Dashboard Near You

    The article in Consumer Reports, humorously titled “Dash cams: Coming to a Dashboard Near You” lists the reasons why people actually buy dashcams. Those reasons are: evidence for insurance claims, silent guardian, video corroboration, a reliable witness and personal security. CR has also tested several cameras – among them BlackVue DR450-1CH – to get some firsthand experience and help the potential customers decide which dashcam to buy to ensure that their vehicle gets the best protection.

  • Dear BlackVue Users,

    A new version of the BlackVue Mac Viewer is now available for download

    This version 1.06 provides a fix for the BlackVue Over the Cloud Live View feature (Cloud Viewer mode).
    WHAT’S NEW?
    Fixed an issue where Live View (in Cloud Viewer mode) would not be accessible on some versions of Mac OS.

     

    To learn more about the BlackVue Viewer, click here.

  • Go visit our distributor Wow!Gadgets at Cars@Expo Singapore 2015 and discover the latest in dashcam technology.

    They will be showcasing BlackVue Over the Cloud, so if you want to know more about this new feature of the DR650GW-2CH, head over to:

    Cars@Expo
    Booth A15 (Hall 5)
    7 and 8 November (10am to 8pm)
    Singapore Expo

     

  • This YouTube video posted by user B200 Mercedes shows why having a BlackVue dashcam is worth it. In his own words:

    This driver tried to crash into me to claim my insurance, aka Insurance scam. Almost got away with it if I did crash into him. Instead, he is looking at a judge in a court trying to explain himself with this video footage. Get a dash cam, its worth every penny.

    Short, but to the point. This driver was quick enough to avoid collision, but not everyone is this lucky. Thankfully, your BlackVue dashcam will be there to protect you and help you prove what exactly happened.

  • Who doesn’t like watching unboxing videos, right?

    Especially if it’s our newly released dashcam model, the DR750S-2CH! The Dashcam Store’s channel on YouTube uploaded a video in which they show the contents of the BlackVue DR750S-2CH, explaining in detail all big and small differences between the new dashcam and its predecessor. Take a look by clicking the thumbnail above or by clicking here.

  • Dear BlackVue Users, 

    We updated BlackVue Viewer Pro for BlackVue for Business users. Version 1.03 is now available for download here.

    This new version introduces Geo-fencing: this allows you to set up zones of all kinds (circle, square, polyline, etc.) to mark zones of interest–i.e. geo-fences–and receive real-time alerts on your phone when your BlackVue-equipped fleet vehicles enter or exit those zones. 

    Note: this viewer software is compatible with Windows only.

    WHAT’S NEW?

    Version 1.03:

    • Improved GPS tracking user interface.
    • Added Geo-fencing function:
      • Create and manage geo-fences. 
      • Receive geo-fence-related notifications on your phone.

     

    Here is a tutorial to introduce GPS Tracking and Geo-fencing with BlackVue Viewer Pro.

     

  • Dear BlackVue User,

    A new version of the BlackVue Windows Viewer is now available for download.

    What’s new in version 1.03

    Main changes:
    1. Fixed Windows 10 Cloud login issue (Cloud menu)
    2. Fixed DR650S-1CH settings issue (SD Card menu)
    + stabilization improvements.

    For more information, visit the BlackVue Windows Viewer page.

    In addition, the BlackVue Legacy Windows Viewer was also updated (version 2.55) to include a fix for the second issue mentioned above.

     

    For those waiting for the new BlackVue Mac Viewer featuring BlackVue Over the Cloud, the release date is currently planned for October 2016.

     

    Thank you.

    — The BlackVue Team

  • An in-dept dashcam review

    YouTuber and BlackVue user Jeff Greene recently posted an in-depth review of BlackVue DR650S-2CH on his channel. The review  includes the process of installation and useful tips, shows the BlackVue App and the BlackVue Viewer (BlackVue Legacy Mac Viewer in the video), as well as sample footage shot with the dashcam. Jeff also made a written post on his blog, so if you want to learn more about BlackVue DR650S-2CH, you can read it HERE.

    Dashcam purchased out of necessity

    Jeff mentions that he purchased the BlackVue DR650S-2CH dashcam after a car accident with a distracted driver. The accident had no witnesses and it ended up as a classical “word against word case”. As a result, the reviewer was looking for a dashcam that had to be simple (in use), small in form factor, and with high enough quality to capture details in most situations. That’s how he found BlackVue.

  • The guys over at The Dashcam Store keep doing a great job uploading fantastic videos that introduce their audience to BlackVue products. This time they shared an unboxing video of our newest dashcam model, the DR490-2CH.

    The DR490-2CH records Full HD 1080p videos of the front and back of your car at 30 frames per second, in a 130-degree wide view angle. With the front camera’s Sony STARVIS™ imaging sensor, you get awesome image clarity day and night. More information about the DR490-2CH dashcam available here

    In the video, you will see also which cables you might reuse and which you might have to swap if you are planning to replace your current BlackVue dashcam in your car.

    Watch the video by clicking on the thumbnail above or click here.

  • A spectacular event

    The last Formula Drift event of 2016 in Irwindale was a thrilling conclusion to a season full of suspense.
    To say that this event reserved viewers a lot of surprises would be an understatement.

    Between favorites dropping out early, wreckages and outsiders coming out on top, the fans were kept on the edge of their seats from beginning to end and soon learned to expect the unexpected. Just have a look at the official results page for proof.

    An educative experience

    Taking part in Formula Drift was a great experience for BlackVue and we hope you enjoyed the show. As a manufacturer, we were delighted to have our dashcams installed in each competitor’s car, capturing the action and streaming live to the BlackVue app. We knew there was going to be a great synergy with Formula Drift, but we learned a lot from this sponsorship.
    The BlackVue app was originally designed for the management of one’s BlackVue dashboard cameras locally or through the Cloud. However, Formula Drift showed us that the BlackVue dashcams and Cloud service have a great potential for more applications, including entertainment.

    More to come

    As such, we have already decided to work on improving the overall user experience for spectators and all those who want to follow their favorite drivers more easily. We hope that BlackVue will bring fans and competitors even closer to each other through upcoming updates to come in the months leading to the 2017 season opener and beyond.

  • Hit and run followed by a car chase

    YouTube user Scott Wang shared a video of a hit and run recorded by his BlackVue DR750LW-2CH dashcam. The situation captured by the dashcam was rather unusual though – what we see in the video is the stuff of which movies are made! After the Toyota driver hits the Jeep of the BlackVue owner while trying to change line, he tries to run away. He doesn’t go far, as he loses control over the vehicle and crashes into the railing. Still, even though the BlackVue owner catches up to him he… just drives away.

    Second offense and DWI

    The BlackVue owner was able to get the plate number and inform authorities. The culprit was quickly found and as it turns out, it was his second offense. He was charged for driving while intoxicated.

  • It’s not easy choosing a dashcam!

    Choosing a dashcam is no easy task. Single-channel (one camera), dual-channel (two cameras), Wi-Fi, Cloud Compatibility, etc. There is a BlackVue for everyone, but we wanted to save you some time finding the one that suits you.

    See what key distinctive features each BlackVue has

    To help you make a decision tailored to your needs, we have created a comparison table for all BlackVue dashcams. This comprehensive chart will help you compare different features of current BlackVue dashcams at a glance – including image resolution, Cloud compatibility, recording time and more.

    Common features shared by all BlackVue dashcams

    Below the table, you can also have a look at the features that all the BlackVue dashcams have in common, such as high-capacity microSD card support, super-capacitor, Parking Mode, etc. This way, you know what features to expect no matter which model you choose.

    To see the chart, click here or go to PRODUCTS > COMPARE DASHCAMS in the website’s menu.

    If you feel this is still not enough and you’d like to see more – we’ve got you covered! Here you can find our detailed comparison table for BlackVue dashcams (what we affectionately call the “nerd’s table”).

    Happy browsing!

  • When you are a cat and you are hungry because your human forgot to feed you, how do you get food in your bowl?
    With BlackVue Over the Cloud, you can keep an eye on your human as they drive and send them a meow of distress to make sure they come home with a treat. All it takes is a last generation DR650GW Series BlackVue, a mobile phone or tablet, and an internet connection in the car.

    BlackVue Over the Cloud.
    Me and My Car. Connected.

  • Only two events left! And here’s a free unlimited Live View weekend to all BlackVue Over the Cloud users to celebrate the upcoming Formula Drift event. Try BlackVue Over the Cloud for yourself or find the Drift drivers on the map and check their live dashcam footage with the BlackVue app. BlackVue is the presenting sponsor and official dashcam of Formula Drift Championship. The seventh event (and the last one before the grand finale) in this year’s series will be held in Fort Worth, September 8 – 9.

    You can visit our joint booth with GReddy Racing booth during all of the FD events this year. Come by, say hello, learn more about our BlackVue products and don’t forget that every event you have a chance to win one of our dashcams! For more information, ask our product specialists at the booth or watch the FD livestream.

    For the whole event weekend, from Friday September 8th to Sunday September 10th (PST), Live View will be accessible without limitation of time to all BlackVue Over the Cloud users. Enjoy Live View to your heart’s content! 

    You can follow your favorite drivers LIVE thanks to BLACKVUE OVER THE CLOUD’s Live View feature. There will be BlackVue dashcams installed inside of the cars and around the track, and you can see the LIVE footage from your home via our BlackVue app! You can also visit Formula Drift’s official Facebook page for live feed straight from BlackVue dashcams installed in the drivers’ cars.

    Formula Drift (PRO) schedule for TEXAS:

    Friday, September 8, 2017

    12:45am – 3:15pm – PRO: Qualifying
    3:30pm – 4:30pm – PRO: Autograph Signing

    Saturday, September 9, 2017
    1:00pm – 3:00pm – PRO: Open Practicee
    3:15pm – 5:30pm – PRO: MAIN COMPETITION – TOP 32
    7:30pm – 9:30pm – PRO: MAIN COMPETITION – TOP 16
    9:45pm – 10:00pm – TROPHY CEREMONY & CLOSING

    (more info: formulad.com)

    Note: if your account does not show the additional Live View time during that period, log out and log in again to your BlackVue Over the Cloud account.

    Disclaimer: Should the service reach overcapacity due to a sudden large influx of users, we cannot guarantee 100% stability. In advance, we thank you for your understanding.

  • Our Ambassador and YouTube user S550 Arctic Knight posted two videos on his YouTube channel. One is a simple unboxing of BlackVue DR650S-2CH and Power Magic Pro, and you can watch it HERE. The second video is a full installation guide, including hardwiring the Power Magic Pro (for Parking Mode recording), in his 2015 Mustang. You can watch it by clicking the video thumbnail above in this post or HERE.

    Here is the unboxing embedded:

  • A car being sideswiped by a reckless driver was caught recently on a BlackVue DR650S-2CH dashcam in Parking Mode. The video was posted on YouTube by BlackVue retailer and installation shop Gold Coast Car Sound, based in Australia. After just a couple days, the video got almost 20,000 views. The video was captured from the inside of a brand new Audi S3 sedan parked on the side of the road. You can see another vehicle swerving dangerously and quickly approaching before violently hitting the side of the parked car—wrecking both side doors in the process. The reckless driver fled the scene, but according to the video description, the police was able to identify and find the culprit thanks to the footage captured by the BlackVue installed in the Audi.

    Looking at the video–captured on both the front and rear cameras of the dashcam–one could wonder if the collision was intentional or if the reckless driver just lose control of the vehicle. Either way, they didn’t bother leaving a note!

    This video is a textbook example of why dashcams are so essential on the road these days!

    Watch the video by clicking the thumbnail above or HERE.

    If you too live in Australia and want to find the closest local retailer, check BlackVue Australia’s store locator here.

  • BestPCreviews.com, the website for news, reviews and information on today’s technology, posted a review of our dual channel Cloud dashcam, DR650S-2CH and announced it “the best dash camera there is”.

    The review not only details the pros of DR650S-2CH, but even shows how to install Power Magic Pro, our hardwiring kit with Parking Mode switch and takes a closer look at the BlackVue app (available for iOS/Android).

    You can read the review (and see the installation pictures & sample footage videos) by clicking HERE.

     

    Please note: in this review the editor installed the coaxial cable connecting the front and rear cameras starting from the back of the vehicle, which is totally fine in this configuration. However, in case you have front lateral airbags in your vehicle, we recommend starting from the front camera in order to store the excess coaxial cable length in the back of the vehicle (typically the C-pillar).

  • Our new, feature-packed LCD dashcam model DR490L-2CH is now available for purchase in our online store!

    Thanks to the DR490L-2CH, featuring Sony Starvis CMOS sensor, you can enjoy high quality video day and night, advanced safety features and convenient operation with its 3.5-inch touch screen LCD. This LCD dashcam supports the Parking Mode feature natively, which means you don’t need additional battery packs or hardwiring kits. To top it all, it’s a Full HD 1080p dashcam, for both front and rear camera!

    You can check out more details here

    The DR490L-2CH dashcam is now available for purchase and you can buy it in our online store.

  • It’s been five years since Gary Chia, Product Manager at Wow! Gadgets, the Sole Distributor of the BlackVue range in Singapore, decided to start developing the brand locally!

    The result of his dedication is an immense success for Wow! Gadgets and the BlackVue brand in Singapore, with a dense distribution network and a strong user community.

    In order to celebrate this milestone, BlackVue Singapore organized an event –the third of its kind– gathering Wow! Gadgets staffs, authorized dealers, partners, car agents and medias, and Pittasoft representatives.

    This year the event was held at Horizon Pavilion, Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort and Spa on 20 March 2016.

    The more than 100 guests were treated to delicious local food and entertained by lucky draws, quizzes, and a magic show making use of BlackVue Over the Cloud’s remote Live View feature.

    The event was also the occasion for the official launch of the two fleet/pro user-oriented BlackVue dashcam models DR650GW-2CH IR and DR650GW-2CH TRUCK IR on the Singaporean market.

    Sources:
    www.blackvue.com.sg
    www.rev.com.sg

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  • PRESS RELEASE

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    BlackVue Announces Flagship Cloud-Compatible Dashcam Successor 

    Single and Dual-Channel DR750S Series To Feature Full HD Sony STARVIS™ Sensors, High Frame Rate

     

    Seoul, Korea – August 24, 2017 – BlackVue, dashboard camera manufacturer based in South Korea, has just released a successor to its best-selling DR650S Series connected dashcam. The DR750S Series packs dual Sony STARVIS Full HD sensors and significant performance improvement as well as compatibility with BlackVue Over the Cloud. The DR750S-2CH and DR750S-1CH are now available on www.blackvue.com.

    The dual-channel DR750S-2CH and single-channel DR750S-1CH refine the design of their predecessor, the DR650S Series. Although similar in appearance, the DR750S Series represents a jump in performance. Every function of the DR650S Series has been improved upon. This goes for image quality first. With Full HD 1080p Sony STARVIS sensors in each camera—including front and rear for the DR750S-2CH—the DR750S Series records detailed videos under any light, bright or dim. Even in its default settings, the night recording clarity is the best of any BlackVue dashcam to date. For users who want to push the ISO sensitivity even further, BlackVue added Enhanced Night Vision, which maximizes brightness in dark environments while preserving highlights and keeping noise down in daylight.
    Another notable feature of the DR750S Series is its 60 frames per second recording option for the main camera. The doubled frame rate adds fluidity to videos and enables the clear capture of fast-moving objects thanks to much-reduced motion blur. While single-channel dashcams with 60 frames per second are beginning to enter the market, the DR750S-2CH is the first dedicated dashcam featuring simultaneously front 60 frames and rear 30 frames recording.
    This speaks volumes about its processing power, which users will appreciate as they interact with their dashcam. The DR750S Series does everything faster. Be it booting up, downloading files via Wi-Fi or acquiring a GPS signal, the DR750S Series is about twice as fast as the DR650S Series.

    However, raw power is not the only thing that got overhauled with the DR750S Series. Ease of use and reliability have been the objects of a stronger focus. Thanks to its active community of users, BlackVue gathered a lot of feedback over the years and recently, this trend only intensified. BlackVue would like to thank its users for their invaluable input, which helped in no small part shape the DR750S Series. The new features include BlackVue’s Adaptive Format-Free file management system which reduces file errors and need for microSD card formatting. Event File Overwrite Protection is also a welcome new function that should give users peace of mind by preventing deletion of critical videos generated by impacts or sudden change of speed. Then there are a number of less obvious but still significant improvements, such as low power consumption and the high heat endurance of the dashcam, which operates easily at 10 degrees Celsius (50°F) higher than its predecessor. The extra processing power also means better algorithms can be used to encode videos more efficiently while improving the image quality over the previous generation.

    “As BlackVue introduced unique features like BlackVue Over the Cloud, we also made it a priority to gather user feedback and share it with our product development teams more efficiently”, said Jeremie Sinic, Manager of Marketing and Customer Support for BlackVue. “To me, the DR750S Series is the embodiment of this approach, and I am sure our new and long-time customers are going to love all the changes, big and small.”

    The DR750S-2CH and DR750S-1CH are now available to purchase on www.blackvue.com.

     

     

    ABOUT BLACKVUE:
    Since established in 2007, BlackVue has become a reference of simplicity, reliability and connectivity, as well as elegant design. It introduced Full HD dashcams globally, followed by Wi-Fi connectivity for easy setup and management of videos through a mobile phone. It also became popular for its highly efficient Parking Mode monitoring function.

    In 2015, BlackVue set itself further apart with the launch of Over the Cloud, a service enabling remote Live View of in-car footage from anywhere, anytime with the BlackVue app. This unique feature provides both business fleet managers and individual users with new ways to easily monitor their vehicles in real time, from the palm of their hand.

     

    Contact: for more information on this story, contact marketing@pittasoft.com.

     

    STARVIS is a trademark of Sony Corporation.

  • Enjoy BlackVue Over the Cloud with a connected dashcam

    To enjoy your Cloud compatible BlackVue to the fullest, your dashcam must have an access to the Internet. This means that your vehicle needs to be parked in the range of your home/work/other Wi-Fi, or you need to have a dedicated mobile hotspot in your vehicle.

    YouTube reviewer 16P51-GT published a video explaining the second option – having a dedicated hotspot in your car. The main reason the YouTuber decided to have a hotspot in his vehicle was his BlackVue DR650S-2CH, which he reviewed along with the Power Magic Pro in the past (part one here, part two here).

    Hardwire both your hotspot and dashcam with the Power Magic Pro

    While portable hotspots usually come with their own battery, sometimes the battery capacity can be lacking. With the BlackVue Power Magic Battery Pack and its two USB sockets for extra device charging, it’s easy to power a hotspot in addition to your BlackVue dashcam for Parking Mode recording while being connected to the Cloud. However, some users prefer to use the Power Magic Pro hardwiring kit to power their dashcam with their car’s battery instead for Parking Mode. When parked, the Power Magic Pro supplies the dashcam with power while monitory the voltage to avoid draining the vehicle’s battery. In that scenario, additionally powering a hotspot can be more of an issue.

    Luckily, this video also contains a nice trick showing how to power both your dashcam and your mobile hotspot using Power Magic Pro.

    Watch the video by clicking the thumbnail above or here.

  • “Here’s what happens when someone else drives your car…” writes YouTube user Brett Morrison. Luckily he had a BlackVue DR650GW-2CH installed in his car to check what happened when he left his Tesla Model S with the valet. As you can imagine, it didn’t go as planned…

     

    Thanks for sharing this footage with us, Brett!

  • Facebook user Nigel Bennett posted a break-in captured by BlackVue DR650GW-2CH in his truck (rear camera replaced with an internal IR camera). Thanks to the fact that his post had been shared over 5,000 times, the identities of the thieves – who broke in and stole some cash from this BlackVue owner – are now known, and one of the offenders was arrested.

  • The guys over at Quality Mobile Video on YouTube shared their latest introduction/review video on our single channel Cloud dashcam, BlackVue DR650S-1CH! Head over to their channel to watch it. They list all the major features of the DR650S-1CH and what makes it different from other dashcams. They also share some sample footage for you to enjoy and judge for yourself! The video is definitely a must-watch for those still undecided or thinking about getting a dashcam!

    Click here to watch the video. 

  • Formula Drift is coming, and we give you free Live View weekend to enjoy it, whether you want to follow the event or just try BlackVue Over the Cloud for yourself! BlackVue is the presenting sponsor and official dashcam of Formula Drift Championship. The third event in this year’s series will be held in Atlanta, GA, May 12 – 13.

    You can visit our joint booth with GReddy Racing (Ken Gushi‘s team) during all of the FD events this year. Come by, say hello, learn more about our BlackVue products and don’t forget that every event you have a chance to win one of our dashcams! For more information, ask our product specialists at the booth or watch the FD livestream.

    For the whole event weekend, from Friday May 12th to Sunday May 13th (PST), Live View will be accessible without limitation of time to all BlackVue Over the Cloud users. Enjoy Live View to your heart’s content!

    You can follow your favorite drivers LIVE thanks to BLACKVUE OVER THE CLOUD’s Live View feature. There will be BlackVue dashcams installed inside of the cars and around the track, and you can see the LIVE footage from your home via our BlackVue app!

    Formula Drift (PRO) schedule for ATLANTA:

    Friday, May 12, 2017
    3:00pm – 3:45pm – PRO: Autograph Signing
    4:00pm – 6:00pm – PRO: Open Practice
    6:15pm – 8:45pm – PRO: Qualifying

    Saturday, May 13, 2017
    3:00pm – 4:15pm – PRO: Open Practice
    4:30pm – 6:30pm – PRO: MAIN COMPETITION – Top 32
    8:30pm – 10:30pm – PRO: MAIN COMPETITION – Top 16
    10:45pm – 11:00pm – TROPHY CEREMONY & CLOSING

    (more info: formulad.com)

    Note: if your account does not show the additional Live View time during that period, log out and log in again to your BlackVue Over the Cloud account.

    Disclaimer: Should the service reach overcapacity due to a sudden large influx of users, we cannot guarantee 100% stability. In advance, we thank you for your understanding.

     

    Watch your favorite Formula Drift drivers live on Facebook thanks to BlackVue!

    Facebook Live is a feature that now can be used with BlackVue dashcams. You can broadcast your  footage straight to Facebook with your Cloud-connected dashcam. We have installed our dashcams in Formula DRIFT drivers’ cars, and you will be able to see some of them live while they are competing! A small sample of this feature could be already seen on Formula Drift official Facebook page during last event in Orlando, FL. The Facebook Live streams from drivers’ dashcams – James Deane, Fredric Aasbo, Vaughn Gittin Jr among others – accumulated hundreds of thousands of views and hundreds of comments and shares.

    Don’t miss the chance to watch your favorite drivers in Atlanta – like/follow the Formula DRIFT page and keep an eye on your Facebook notifications!

    For more information regarding BlackVue and Facebook Live, check our previous blog post with the announcement here.

  • BlackboxMyCar posted this break-in video caught by one of their customers on their 3-Channel setup with BlackVue DR650GW-2CH and DR3500-FHD.

    Note that the thief didn’t seem to notice he was being recorded all the time, while searching through the car for valuables.

    According to the caption, after this break-in the customer eventually purchased the IR rear cam for the DR650GW-2CH.

    Video resolution: the files received by BlackboxMyCar were in 640×320 pixels resolution (instead of 1920×1080 and 1280×720 for the original Full HD and HD files).
    car-break-in-dr3500-fhd

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  • IMPORTANT: 

    Compatible with Windows only.
    BlackVue Viewer Pro requires an active BlackVue for Business account to use fleet-specific functions such as Multi Live View, GPS Tracking History and Geo-fencing.
    Check the BlackVue for Business page for more information.

    What’s new in this version:

    Version 1.03:

    • Improved GPS tracking user interface.
    • Added Geo-fencing function:
      • Create and manage geo-fences. 
      • Receive geo-fence-related notifications on your phone.

    Supported dashcam models

    Supported Models Supported Versions
    DR750S-1/2CH All Firmware Versions
    DR650S-1/2CH All Firmware Versions
    DR650GW-1/2CH All Firmware Versions

    Note: Cloud and fleet-specific functionalities are only available for Cloud-compatible models.

    About BlackVue Viewer Pro

    BlackVue Viewer Pro is a dedicated Windows-compatible viewer for BlackVue for Business users.

    BlackVue Viewer supports all the latest BlackVue models and is compatible with BlackVue Over the Cloud.
    For compatibility with older models, check the BlackVue Legacy Viewer on www.blackvue.com/downloads.
    Note: this Viewer contains two applications in one. You can switch between SD Card Viewer and BlackVue Viewer Pro anytime.

    • The SD Card Viewer lets you view recorded videos from your microSD card and modify the settings of your BlackVue, as well as format the card.
    • The BlackVue Viewer Pro lets you enjoy BlackVue Over the Cloud and exclusive fleet management features.

    Any user with a BlackVue for Business account can log in and enjoy:

    • Multi Live View : monitor up to four dashcams simultaneously.
    • GPS Tracking History : access GPS data up to 90 days back.
      GPS data can be exported in .xls format or printed out directly.
    • Geo-fencing: set up geo-fences and receive real-time alerts on your phone.

    Important: you must log in with a BlackVue for Business Account to access fleet-specific functions such as Multi Live View, GPS Tracking History and Geo-fencing. A regular BlackVue Cloud Account won’t give access to those features.

     

    Update log:

    Version 1.01:
    This is the first official release of the BlackVue Viewer Pro.

  • You may remember the last Mustang installation video we posted (available to read HERE). The installation we are sharing today, by the YouTube channel Mustang Lifestyle, features a simple, yet clean installation of the BlackVue DR650-2CH in a 2015 Mustang.

    As they put it – this video installation is “step-by-step but not too in-depth.” Instead of hardwiring the dashcam (and using Power Magic Pro), they decide to power it through the cigarette lighter socket located under the armrest. Perfect solution for those who don’t want to hardwire their car and want the installation to be as hassle-free as possible while still staying classy!

  • Featuring Tesla’s AEB… and good reflexes

    YouTuber Kyle Conner posted this dashcam footage of his father closely avoiding a crash thanks to Tesla X’s Automatic Emergency Braking warning –and good reflexes.

    In the video, you can see the first car in front suddenly hitting the brakes. It turns out the driver of the next car had decided they really needed to take that exit. At the last possible moment. Alerted by the AEB, our Tesla driver was able to swerve to the right to avoid collision with the two vehicles. Note that the Tesla’s autopilot wasn’t on.

    This close call was captured on BlackVue DR650S-2CH dashcam.

    Thanks to Kyle Conner for posting!

  • We are pleased to announce that Pittasoft, the manufacturer of BlackVue, will be attending GITEX Technology Week this year!  GITEX is a game-changing, must-attend event located in Dubai – the world’s fastest growing technology hub, and we will be there to tell you all about the newest and upcoming BlackVue products.

    Come visit us at stand #240 in Hall 2 of the Dubai World Trade Centre, from October 8 to 12, 2017.

    Find out more about GITEX here.

    As usual, our representatives will be there to welcome you and answer all of your questions related to BlackVue products and services.

    If you’re interested in a meeting, please contact our sales representative (email: sales@pittasoft.com) to schedule an appointment during the show.

    See you in Dubai!

  • Last week DashCam Owners Australia posted this video to their Facebook Page, from 9 News Australia news segment about dashcams.

    In it, you can see an impressive compilation of crashes and close calls (a lot of them coming from DashCam Owners Australia’s Facebook Page)  as well as the interview of a DR650GW-2CH owner, starting around the 2:25 mark.

     

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  • Sometimes bad driving has tragic consequences.

    Bad driving has its consequences. This BlackVue DR650GW-2CH footage shared by our distributor in Morocco shows a serious accident caused by a reckless driver. The accident took place on a highway in Casablanca. The video shows a truck hitting another truck, which caused it to roll over while trying to avoid another vehicle.

    Everything was recorded on a BlackVue dashcam.

    A BlackVue dashcam, installed in a car right behind the trucks involved in the accident, recorded the event. The DR650GW-2CH model featured in the video is the predecessor of the BlackVue Cloud dashcam, DR650S-2CH. Unfortunately, there is no information regarding the injured party.

     

  • YouTuber and Tesla owner DÆrik recently uploaded a video titled “20 Tesla Model S Modifications!” and as you can probably guess, it’s a video in which he showcases all the modifications he did to his Tesla Model S! The video features a dual channel BlackVue dashcam (BlackVue DR650-2CH) starting from 7:10. In the YouTuber’s words “another must-have, because you never know how many times you would need that”. 

    You can also watch the full installation of the dashcam in Tesla Model S on the same channel here.

  • In this video, YouTuber spence22 recalls a traumatic accident that led him to use dashcams in his car, before showing us his installation of the BlackVue DR600GW-HD on his Audi TTS.

  • Note: this firmware is Windows and Mac OS-compatible

    WHAT’S NEW:

    Version 1.1.494:

    • Added possibility to select time zone in 30-minute increments.

    [Firmware Upgrade Guide]

    1. Visit the BlackVue Downloads page at www.blackvue.com/downloads.
    2. On the Downloads page, download the latest firmware for your BlackVue DR490L-2CH dashcam.
    3. Unzip the downloaded firmware (zip file).

    ※ CAUTION: The next step will ask you to format the microSD card. Before doing so, please backup any files present on the microSD card, as the formatting will erase them.

    1. Insert the BlackVue microSD card into your computer and format it (FAT32 format).
    2. Copy the file “bb_dr490l-2ch.bin” to the formatted microSD card.
    3. Insert the microSD card into the dashcam and turn it on to start applying the upgrade.
    4. Once the upgrade is applied, a screen will prompt you to format the microSD card. Confirm to proceed.
    5. After completing the microSD card formatting step, your BlackVue will boot up and start recording.

     

    [IMPORTANT]

    ※ The microSD card must be formatted in FAT32 format (Note: the BlackVue Viewer formats in FAT32 format).

    ※ After upgrading the firmware, please use the latest version of the BlackVue Viewer to ensure compatibility.

     

    Update Logs

    Version 1.1.387:

    • Changed Event recording start alert beep to OFF by default. This setting can be changed in the BlackVue Viewer.
      IMPORTANT: this setting is only available through the BlackVue Viewer and does not appear in the menus accessible in the dashcam’s LCD screen.

    Version 1.1.306:

    • Turn Event recording sound alert beep ON / OFF with the new BlackVue Viewer (requires BlackVue Viewer version 1.09 and up).
      IMPORTANT: this setting is only available through the BlackVue Viewer and does not appear in the menus accessible in the dashcam’s LCD screen.
    • Japan-specific update: when language is set to Japanese, the front camera will automatically record at 29.5fps (to prevent in-video flickering of LED traffic lights).
  • Formula Drift is coming, and we give you a free unlimited Live View weekend to celebrate. Try BlackVue Over the Cloud for yourself or find the Drift drivers on the map and check their live dashcam footage with the BlackVue app. BlackVue is the presenting sponsor and official dashcam of Formula Drift Championship. The fifth event in this year’s series will be held in Montreal, Canada, July 14 – 15.

    You can visit our joint booth with GReddy Racing booth during all of the FD events this year. Come by, say hello, learn more about our BlackVue products and don’t forget that every event you have a chance to win one of our dashcams! For more information, ask our product specialists at the booth or watch the FD livestream.

    For the whole event weekend, from Friday July 14th to Sunday July 16th (PST), Live View will be accessible without limitation of time to all BlackVue Over the Cloud users. Enjoy Live View to your heart’s content! 

    You can follow your favorite drivers LIVE thanks to BLACKVUE OVER THE CLOUD’s Live View feature. There will be BlackVue dashcams installed inside of the cars and around the track, and you can see the LIVE footage from your home via our BlackVue app! You can also visit Formula Drift’s official Facebook page for live feed straight from BlackVue dashcams installed in the drivers’ cars.

    Formula Drift (PRO) schedule for MONTREAL:

    Friday, JULY 14, 2017
    2:00pm – 3:00pm – FD PRO: Autograph Signing
    3:00pm – 6:00pm – FD PRO: Open Practice
    6:10pm – 9:00pm – FD PRO: Qualifying

    Saturday, JULY 15, 2017
    2:00pm – 4:00pm – FD PRO: Open Practice
    4:15pm – 6:30pm – FD PRO: Top 32 Competition
    8:00pm – 8:20pm – FD PRO: Opening Ceremonies
    8:30pm – 10:30pm – FD PRO: – Top 16 Competition
    10:45pm – 11:00pm – TROPHY CEREMONY & CLOSING

    (more info: formulad.com)

    Note: if your account does not show the additional Live View time during that period, log out and log in again to your BlackVue Over the Cloud account.

    Disclaimer: Should the service reach overcapacity due to a sudden large influx of users, we cannot guarantee 100% stability. In advance, we thank you for your understanding.

  • Amazon UK reviewer Andy_F did not leave out any detail in his full review of the BlackVue DR650GW-2CH with Power Magic Pro.

    The review includes day and night footage recorded by his BlackVue. Andy shares a lot of insightful details about the settings users might want to change to suit their needs, such as Wi-Fi auto-on behavior, location and miles-per-hour display settings (vs. default kilometers-per-hour).

    Moreover, he is speaking highly of the Power Magic Pro, which is a car battery discharge prevention device ideal for car parking motion recording (Parking Mode).

    Blackvue DR650GW-2CH Wi-Fi Front and Rear Car Camera Driving Recorder

     

     

  • 参加2016 AAITF深圳展会,收获很多!

    BlackVue与Videotech, Aircom 还有ASR China的见面!

    Blackvue会做的更好,期待下次的展会和机遇。

     

    BlackVue微博

  • Dear BlackVue User,
    The first firmware for DR490L-2CH (version 1.1.212) is now available. Please check below for details.

    MODEL CONCERNED:

    • BlackVue DR490L-2CH (Dual Full HD LCD Dashcam)

    WHAT’S NEW:

    • First firmware release for DR490L-2CH, with updated overlay.

     

    [Firmware Upgrade Guide]

    1. Visit the BlackVue Downloads page at www.blackvue.com/downloads.
    2. On the Downloads page, download the latest firmware for your BlackVue DR490L-2CH dashcam.
    3. Unzip the downloaded firmware (zip file).

    ※ CAUTION: The next step will ask you to format the microSD card. Before doing so, please backup any files present on the microSD card, as the formatting will erase them.

    1. Insert the BlackVue microSD card into your computer and format it (FAT32 format).
    2. Copy the file “bb_dr490l-2ch.bin” to the formatted microSD card.
    3. Insert the microSD card into the dashcam and turn it on to start applying the upgrade.
    4. Once the upgrade is applied, a screen will prompt you to format the microSD card. Confirm to proceed.
    5. After completing the microSD card formatting step, your BlackVue will boot up and start recording.

    [IMPORTANT]

    ※ The microSD card must be formatted in FAT32 format (Note: the BlackVue Viewer formats in FAT32 format).

    ※ After upgrading the firmware, please use the latest version of the BlackVue Viewer to ensure compatibility.

     

    For support, visit our Help Center.

  • Justin Vendette at TechSupportForum.com reviewed the DR650GW-2CH with Power Magic Pro.

    Find out what the BlackVue DR650GW-2CH has to offer in this comprehensive review.

    LINK: The Ultimate All Seeing Eye – A BlackVue DR650GW-2CH with Power Magic Pro Review

  • Integrate BlackVue dashcams to your Fleet Management Software with the Fleet SDK.

  • Automatic Emergency Braking warning

    A video compilation of Tesla – or more specifically, Tesla’s Automatic Emergency Braking warning – preventing car crashes and road kills was uploaded to a YouTube channel YourTrends. It’s not first video showcasing Tesla autopilot’s capabilities. You can watch the viral video of Tesla’s autopilot predicting a crash here.

    No damages thanks to Tesla’s autopilot

    The video shows several instances of what could be an inevitable crash. Tesla’s warning saved the lives of a couple of wild animals trying to cross the road as well. Majority of these situations and encounters seen in the video were captured by BlackVue dashcams (BlackVue DR650GW-2CH and DR650GW-1CH, predecessors to our flagship Cloud dashcam series, DR650S). Watch the compilation HERE or by clicking the video thumbnail.

  • This video, courtesy of our partner WowGadgets of Singapore, shows how a community of drivers organized themselves to fight crime using BlackVue cameras. It also illustrates the importance of a good Parking Mode!

  • Sometimes what you need is something more than “just a dashcam” for your car, because your car is not “just a car” either.

    Chris at Roadiculous.com, a proud owner of a 43′ Class A Motorhome, installed and reviewed our BlackVue DR650S-2CH TRUCK, listing his favorite features of the dashcam.
    You can read the review and watch the video including sample footage by CLICKING HERE.

  • 欧洲freshersmagazine为您介绍升级版650双通道行车记录仪超酷功能及包装,

    还有停车模式记录必备的pmp电力通哦!

  • A couple of days ago, an unbelievable accident involving multiple cars happened to one of the commercial fleet owners. Thankfully, the owner was able to use the footage from the BlackVue DR650GW-2CH TRUCK (see the upgraded version: DR650S-2CH TRUCK) installed in their tow truck and remove all doubt  about who was at fault. Thanks to the dashcam, the driver of the white car was found 100%  responsible for the entire accident. Who knows what the outcome of the investigation would be if not for the BlackVue dashcam? (video courtesy of The Dashcam Store)

     

    Note: The blurry image of the rear-facing camera (top right corner) in the beginning is caused by the condensation. It was knocked by the impact, hence the image cleared out after the accident had happened.

  • The two ways of enjoying Parking Mode

    You decided that you need Parking Mode recording to protect your car when it’s parked–or keep an eye on your parked vehicle from anywhere with BlackVue Over the Cloud. Great! For Parking Mode, you have usually two options: use an external battery or hardwire your dashcam to your vehicle’s battery.
    BlackVue provides two accessories that enable Parking Mode: the Power Magic Pro (the “Pro installation kit”) and the Power Magic Battery Pack (for easy plug-and-play installation using the cigar lighter power socket). 

    If you decided to go with the Battery Pack, you can stop reading here!

    If you’d rather choose the Power Magic Pro, the following might be helpful. 

    Want to install a Power Magic Pro? Fuse Taps can help.

    Our U.S. distributor The Dashcam Store created a fantastic video tutorial for those thinking about getting a Power Magic Pro to accompany their BlackVue dashcam! Power Magic Pro is a useful tool that supplies power to your BlackVue from your vehicle’s battery according to the configured voltage and timer to prevent vehicle battery discharge. Thanks to Power Magic Pro you are able to use your dashcam potential to its fullest – and use it in Parking Mode. Of course, since it’s a hardwiring kit, it requires a (bit) more advanced installation and tapping into your fuse box.

    Although it’s possible to do without fuse taps, those are recommended if you want to do a clean installation. 

    But how to identify what type of fuse your vehicle has? Here’s where The Dashcam’s Store’s tutorial comes in handy – it helps you identify your fuse type and, by extension, what fuse tap you’ll need to install a Power Magic Pro in your car. A must watch!

    To watch this informative video, click on the thumbnail above or here.

  • Videos captured, edited and shared by Trucker Dashcam of Sweden on his YouTube channel are always fun to watch. Captured from a large Volvo truck (24 meters with the trailer), they give you a unique point of view (basically looking down on the road). Not to be mistaken with a crash-compilation, Trucker Dashcam’s video are nonetheless entertaining thanks to the on-screen comments informing the often quirky situations. Hilarious comments–such as “Result of blinker fluid filled upside down” when a car turns opposite the side indicated by its turn signal–are common and make for an enjoyable ride.

    You can also see in this video how he set up the two rear cameras of his BlackVue dashcams (he owns both DR650GW-2CH and DR650S-2CH) to record the sides of his heavy vehicle (link).

  • If you frequently valet your car, a dashcam is a must

    According to the owner of the vehicle shown in this video, if not for the BlackVue DR650S-2CH dashcam installed in his car, he wouldn’t have been able to prove who damaged his car. Thankfully, the BlackVue dashcam captured everything.

    $500 in damages

    The careless valet damaged the front side lower splitter badly and no one mentioned it to the car’s owner. He only learned about this after getting home, and confirmed what happened after checking the footage recorded by his BlackVue dashcam. After showing the video to the manager of the place where his car was valeted, he was told that all damage expenses ($500) will be covered.

    You can watch the video by clicking the thumbnail above or here.

     

  • YouTuber and car enthusiast CarGuy11 uploaded a video installation of our Cloud dashcam DR650S-2CH in his Jeep Cherokee. You can watch the video HERE. In the comprehensive, 9-minute video CarGuy11 covers unboxing, full installation, short BlackVue app overview and sample footage.

     

    Please note that we recommend using another model, DR650S-2CH IR (with interior IR camera instead of a regular rear one) to capture footage from the inside of your vehicle. However, all BlackVue dual-channel dashcams make it easy to orient the rear camera either towards the inside or the outside of the vehicle.

  • BlackVue650双通道摄像头及DR3500-FHD摄像头记录停车模式中,偷盗车辆内部的影像记录!

  • A popular investigative show on National Moroccan television Al oula called “45 minutes” featured BlackVue dashcams in a segment dedicated to insurance frauds. Part of the report was focused on BlackVue as a way of preventing such frauds. You can watch the entire show HERE (the segment on insurance frauds starts around 4:30 mark) or look at the screenshots below!

     

  • Another BlackVue dashcam installed in a beautiful car

    The good people at Autofidelity Australia are definitely on a roll. Indeed, they recently gave us a look at a dual-channel BlackVue dashcam installed in a Lotus Evora and full step-by-step installation of a DR650S-2CH and Power Magic Pro in a Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG. Today, they grace us with this install of a BlackVue DR650S-1CH (single channel) in a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution. As always, the result is impeccable.
    From outside of the vehicle, it is hard to know that the BlackVue is installed and active, if not for the blinking security LED (which can be
    The video shows you the view from the driver’s seat, and you can “see” the BlackVue is invisible, right behind the rear-view mirror. In fact, only the neatly tucked power cable gives away the presence of the dashcam.

    Thanks to Autofidelity for sharing this!
    If you want to have a look at their other installs, check out their website: http://autofidelity.com.au/

    If you’d like to know where to find other dealers in Australia, visit the BlackVue Australia website.

  • All you need to know

    Despite the title of the video, the YouTuber EastCoastJeepSRT actually takes us through the majority of the most important features of the BlackVue app. Of course, he shows us, step by step, how to livestream your BlackVue DR650S-2CH dashcam feed to Facebook. But not only that – he also gives us a quick overview of the installation in his Jeep SRT and where to download and how to install our BlackVue Viewer (for Mac/Windows). 

    On top of that, the video contains useful suggestions and tips, such as what data plan to choose to utilize the BlackVue Over the Cloud feature. 

    Power Magic Pro vs. Battery Pack

    Please note that in 3:27 minute of the video, it is mentioned that the Power Magic Battery Pack is connected to a constant power fuse via an adapter. We do not recommend to do this, as the Battery Pack will constantly draw power from the vehicle’s battery. Power Magic Pro is our recommendation for hardwiring. Other than this, you can safely enjoy  the YouTuber’s thorough tutorial.

  • Radar and dashcam specialist and reviewer Vortex Radar was bummed to discover his car had been rear-ended while parked, just days before installing a BlackVue DR650S-2CH with Power Magic Battery Pack in his vehicle, for Parking Mode monitoring.

    However, the very next day after the installation, as soon as he started his car, the BlackVue gave him a voice prompt to check his microSD card, because the camera had detected an impact and recorded video while in Parking Mode.

    He connected to the BlackVue via Wi-Fi and indeed found a Parking Mode Event file showing a car backing into his vehicle.

    This time the car did not sustain any visible damage, but even the slight vibration from the impact was enough to trigger the Event recording (with the video actually starting 5 seconds before the impact).

  • Dear BlackVue Users,

    Our Cloud server will be undergoing scheduled maintenance.  During that time the Cloud features may be unavailable.

    Please refer to our Facebook Page/Twitter for updates in case of extended downtime.

    Expected maintenance start time:

    • April 17, 2017, Monday – 10:00 AM, Korea Standard Time (KST)
    • April 16, 2017, Sunday – 5:00 PM, Pacific Time (PT)
    • April 16, 2017, Sunday – 8:00 PM, Eastern Time (ET)
    • April 17, 2017, Monday – 1:00 AM, Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

    Expected duration: 2 hours.

  • BlackboxMyCar shared a video submitted by a BlackVue customer. In the video we see a prime example of how not to drive – a reckless overtaking by a bus driver that could have ended badly if the BlackVue owner hadn’t moved to avoid the collision. Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement were informed about the incident.

    Here’s how the driver, whose BlackVue captured the situation, described it:

    “First encounter with buddy was when I overtook him legally and safely when I found a very short bare patch of left lane just past the start on the Sea to Sky.
    He had to have hauled ass to catch up when I slowed through Lion’s Bay but we both had to merge after. I did nothing out of the ordinary other than changing lanes in front of him just as he did. We both passed traffic in the left lane in the next passing zone, but I got way further ahead than he did. Two lanes turned into one again, and that’s where this video starts.
    Note, I merely moved over to avoid a head-on collision with him and the oncoming driver(s) and not so much to let him pass like that.
    I followed him for the next while and at the long uphill left sweeper past the Brittania Mining Museum, he gradually slowed down to a stop on the side for whatever reason and I drove by him slowly. And then I never saw him again.”

  • We would like to thank all the visitors to the BlackVue booth at CTIA Super Mobility 2015.

    We learned a lot through our discussions and were delighted by the overwhelming interest in our fleet solution powered by BlackVue Over the Cloud.
    Overall, CTIA was a great experience for us and we are impatient to follow up with all our new contacts.

    For anyone interested in our products, please feel free to contact us at marketing@pittasoft.com.

    We look forward to a fruitful partnership with you.

    Sincerely,
    The BlackVue Team

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  • Dear BlackVue User,
    A new firmware for DR490L-2CH (version 1.1.306) is now available. Please check below for details.

    MODEL CONCERNED:

    • BlackVue DR490L-2CH (Dual Full HD LCD Dashcam)

    WHAT’S NEW:

    • Turn Event recording sound alert beep ON / OFF with the new BlackVue Viewer (requires BlackVue Viewer version 1.09 and up).
      IMPORTANT: this setting is only available through the BlackVue Viewer and does not appear in the menus accessible in the dashcam’s LCD screen.
    • Japan-specific update: when language is set to Japanese, the front camera will automatically record at 29.5fps (to prevent in-video flickering of LED traffic lights).

     

    [Firmware Upgrade Guide]

    1. Visit the BlackVue Downloads page at www.blackvue.com/downloads.
    2. On the Downloads page, download the latest firmware for your BlackVue DR490L-2CH dashcam.
    3. Unzip the downloaded firmware (zip file).

    ※ CAUTION: The next step will ask you to format the microSD card. Before doing so, please backup any files present on the microSD card, as the formatting will erase them.

    1. Insert the BlackVue microSD card into your computer and format it (FAT32 format).
    2. Copy the file “bb_dr490l-2ch.bin” to the formatted microSD card.
    3. Insert the microSD card into the dashcam and turn it on to start applying the upgrade.
    4. Once the upgrade is applied, a screen will prompt you to format the microSD card. Confirm to proceed.
    5. After completing the microSD card formatting step, your BlackVue will boot up and start recording.

    [IMPORTANT]

    ※ The microSD card must be formatted in FAT32 format (Note: the BlackVue Viewer formats in FAT32 format).

    ※ After upgrading the firmware, please use the latest version of the BlackVue Viewer to ensure compatibility.

     

    For support, visit our Help Center.

  • Freshers, an independent web magazine dedicated to high quality web content and more, recently posted a great, detailed review of BlackVue DR650GW-2CH dashcam with Over the Cloud feature. The review is available here.

    Don’t forget to check out the unboxing & quick overview video, too!

    Disclaimer:
    *BlackVue DR650GW-2CH can support up to 128GB microSD cards (class 10 or higher)
    **BlackVue C app (with the Cloud feature) is currently not supported by Windows phones.

  • First reviews of our new flagship Cloud dashcam, BlackVue DR750S-2CH are finally starting to appear!

    This one is from YouTuber and Tesla owner DÆrik – you might remember him from a full installation video of the DR750S-2CH predecessor he uploaded a while back.

    In this video he compares the DR750S-2CH to the older DR650S-2CH, both in terms of design and performance. We are happy to report that our new flagship dashcam received enthusiastic thumbs up!

    Watch more by clicking the thumbnail above or by clicking HERE

  • This program lets you set up the time and date on any BlackVue.
    [Instructions]

    1. Connect the SD card to your PC.

    2. Make sure to back up and remove all videos that are on the SD card (in the “Record” folder).

    3. Download the Time Set application and run it.

    4. Select the SD card drive.

    5. Set the desired time.

    6. Click the Save button.

    7. Remove the SD card to insert it into the BlackVue.

    8. Check the voice guide to confirm application of new settings.

    9. The system automatically reboots, time setting is complete.

    [Notes]
    1. Please use it after upgrading to the latest firmware.
    2. Please set the time to the expected time you will use the BlackVue ( NOT present time).
    3. Booting takes about 13-15 seconds after the power inputs. Please consider this when setting the time.

  • If you happen to be present at the Formula Drift event in Long Beach, you are in luck!
    Come to the BlackVue booth and register to get a chance to win a dashcam!

    Winners will be picked both among the participants who register at the BlackVue booth and those who take part in the “text-to-participate” event (more details on this to come).

    Our tip: take part in both for double the chances of winning.

    And if lucky draws are not your thing, there is one sure thing: you’ll be able to get a BlackVue at a discounted price at the BlackVue booth.

    Up to 40% off dashcams and 70% off our Power Magic Pro accessory when bundled with a dashcam!

    See you in Long Beach!

  • We are proud to announce that our flagship, one-channel Cloud dashcam BlackVue DR650S-1CH has been awarded by the German Digital Consumer Magazine Vergleich.org as the best product in the dashcam category.

    Vergleich.org is a regularly published, digital consumer magazine that offers comprehensive buyers’s guides to its readers. The magazine compares the consumer ratings of a product on Amazon and other online retailers with professional ratings from different sources (such as Stiftung Warentest,Finanztest, Ökotes , CHIP and more). The final mark depends on the collected ratings and its main focus is on the ratio of price and quality.

    BlackVue DR650S-1CH was chosen as the best dashcam among the total of 7 dashcams, with the final score of 1.4 (“very good”).

  • Dear BlackVue User,
    We have recently updated the firmware of our DR650S-1CH, DR650S-2CH, DR650S-2CH IR, DR650S-2CH TRUCK (version 1.007) dashcam models.

    It addresses the Parking Mode sensitivity issue experienced by users with version 1.006.

    Please check below for details.

    What’s New:

    Version 1.007:

    1) Parking mode release sensitivity increased: users reported cases where the dashcam would stay in Parking Mode for a while after starting to drive. The dashcam should now exit Parking Mode normally.
    2) Brightness default value has been changed to “1” (from “2”).

    Important:

    Make sure to use the latest versions of the BlackVue Viewer and App for full compatibility when installing a new firmware version.

    Go to the DOWNLOADS page to access the latest firmware and installation instructions, or use the BlackVue App to download the firmware to your mobile device and do a Firmware Over-The-Air upgrade via the BLACKVUE WI-FI menu.

    For support, visit our Help Center.

  • VIDEO WARNING: viewer discretion advised.

    BlackVue user and YouTuber Vancouver DashCam Channel recently shared this video of a motorcycle accident.
    It was caught in West Vancouver on his BlackVue DR650GW-2CH dashcam.
    Note that the video features the collision of a motorcycle (with rider and passenger) and a SUV.
    Although the video does not feature blood or gore, the violence of the impact is real, which is why we opted to issue a warning to viewers.
    Fortunately, the bikers in the video are reportedly safe and sound (the accident occurred back in August).

    The usefulness of a dashcam

    We already knew that dashcam footage is extremely handy to determine who is at fault in an accident. And of course, this helps expedite insurance claims cases.
    In this example, our dashcam owner kindly shared the video with both police and insurance company.

    Establishing liability

    The video did help determine who was at fault. In fact, at first glance it seems that the black SUV making a turn is at fault.
    However, upon examining the video it can be established that the biker had actually run a red light. Without video proof, it is not hard to imagine this situation could have been a headache to solve for all parties involved.

    Helping the rescue team

    But perhaps even more interestingly, the video also helped the paramedics to the injuries of the riders and determining the appropriate care and treatment to administrate.

  • Our friends at The Dashcam Store uploaded this short but definitely interesting video. It features our flagship Cloud dashcam BlackVue DR650S-2CH installed in a Subaru Forester.

    What makes  this install different, though, are two Power Magic Pro hardwiring kits installed along with it – one for the dashcam, and one for the Wi-Fi hotspot that enables the Cloud features of the dashcam.

    You can take a look at the video by clicking the thumbnail above or here.

  • Although most of the BlackVue footage found on the internet concerns crashes, bad driving and various close calls, sometimes we get videos like this one. In the video, captured by the rear camera of a dual channel BlackVue dashcam installed in a Tesla, we can see a white Porsche seemingly intent on racing the Tesla. However, the race quickly comes to an end with the Porsche spinning out of control at a turn. The Tesla’s driver’s reaction makes the video even better!

    The video, originally posted on Instagram (here – hence the cropped resolution) amassed over 210,000 views on YouTube as of July 3rd, 2017.

    We use hashtag #caughtonblackvue on social media (such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter) to show anything interesting caught on BlackVue dashcams! If your BlackVue camera has caught anything worth sharing with a larger audience, don’t hesitate and use #caughtonblackvue!

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  • Dangerous situation on the roads of Ecuador

    In this video sent to us by our distributor in South America, we see a bus overtaking several vehicles. It narrowly misses the cars coming from the opposite direction. The drivers even had to make space for the bus in order to avoid collision. Everything was captured by our newest Cloud dashcam predecessor, BlackVue DR650GW-1CH.

    The necessity of a dashcam

    Dashcam footage not only makes for an interesting video to show to friends, but serves as an evidence of potentially dangerous situations that take place on the roads everywhere. Fortunately in this case, reckless driving didn’t lead to any accidents but – just like the saying – it’s better to be safe than sorry and come prepared.

    Please note: in this video, the original Full HD 1080p footage was converted to 720p before upload to YouTube. Also note: YouTube applies its own compression to videos, which may result in additional artifacts that do not appear in the original files.

     

  • Pittasoft is pleased to invite you to GITEX Technology Week 2015, the largest consumer computer and
    electronics trade show in the Middle East during Oct. 18th to 22th 2015.

    Please visit us at SR-A23 of Rashid Hall in Dubai World Trade Centre.

    Pittasoft with its brand name BlackVue is going to showcase the world best-selling BlackVue Full-HD
    1-channel and 2-channel dashcams with built-in Wi-Fi for smartphone and cloud connectivity.
    We will also introduce our fleet management solution powered by BlackVue Over the Cloud, the easiest
    and the most efficient way of managing your fleet vehicles anywhere, anytime.

    For more information, please contact Sales (sales@pittasoft.com) and Marketing (marketing@pittasoft.com)
    Looking forward to seeing you at GITEX Technology Week 2015!

  • The caption says it all: “Walking into a moving car whilst drunk !”.

    That’s the kind of thing that can happen on the road, and who knows how a judge would have ruled if something bad had happened and the driver didn’t have a BlackVue in his car?

    Fortunately, the driver was able to stop his vehicle just in time to avoid a more serious collision with the inebriated pedestrian.

    Kudos to him!

  • For the entirety of the upcoming weekend (Friday June 17th to Sunday, June 19th, PST)  Live View will be accessible without limitation of time to all BlackVue Over the Cloud users. Enjoy Live View to your heart’s content!

    Unlimited Live View with BlackVue Over the Cloud is part of the upcoming Formula Drift event in Wall Township, NJ. BlackVue is the presenting sponsor and official dashcam of Formula Drift Championship, and you can follow your favorite drivers LIVE thanks to BlackVue Over the Cloud’s Live View feature. There will be BlackVue dashcams installed inside of the cars and around the track, and you can see the LIVE footage from your home via our BlackVue C app! Tutorial how to do so can be found here.

    But even if you’re not interested in the Formula Drift events, you can still enjoy BlackVue Over the Cloud’s Live View feature for free, unlimited. Happy driving!

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  • Dear BlackVue users, a firmware update has been released for BlackVue DR650GW-1CH/2CH models.

    This update (v2.005) features the following improvements:
    1. Video quality improvement (including bitrate up to 10Mbps for the front camera on Highest quality setting).
    Note: this is actually higher than the Highest quality setting on the Legacy firmware (8Mbps).
    2. Video quality settings added (Normal/High/Highest).
    3. Expanded hotspot settings: you can now register up to 3 hotspots for your BlackVue to connect to the Cloud.

    When you change the time zone and save the setting, the next time you insert the microSD card into the dashcam it will format the microSD card.

    Notes: please use the latest version of S/W after the update as follows:
    – BlackvueC app : Android v2.02~ / iOS v2.02~
    – PC viewer : Windows v2.51~ / Mac v1.41~

    To download the firmware:

    With the BlackVue C app:
    Use the BlackVue C app and at the home screen, hit the top-left corner icon to open the sliding menu, then go to “Firmware download”.
    Once downloaded, connect to your BlackVue from the Wi-Fi menu of your iOS or Android device (default password is blackvue), then in the BlackVue C app, enter the BLACKVUE WIFI menu –> Camera Settings –> Firmware upgrade.

    With the BlackVue Viewer for Windows and Mac OS:
    Follow the instructions at www.blackvue.com/downloads.

  • Updated: August 10, 2016.

    As the DR650S Series (single and dual-channel) models enter the market, many DR650GW Series users and potential buyers have asked about the differences between the two. This post aims at clearing things up!

    Image quality

    The newer DR650S Series and the DR650GW Series are very close in terms of specifications. Since the release of the Cloud Firmware version 2.005 for DR650GW Series, image quality settings and available bitrates are identical.

    Both series support up to 10Mbps (front) and 5Mbps (rear) bitrates.

    Appearance

    Both share the same form factor and quality materials. The difference is in the inscription printed on the front camera: the DR650GW Series reads “BLACKVUE WI-FI / Full HD” and the DR650S Series reads “BLACKVUE CLOUD / Full HD”.

    Packaging: the packaging box of the DR650S Series has been totally redesigned to minimize its size while enhancing its premium feel, with high quality and eco-friendly materials.

    Features

    DR650GW Cloud-compatible models and DR650S models share the same Wi-Fi module.

    The main differences are as follow:

    DR650GW Series DR650S Series
    Proximity sensor (on side of front camera) function. Manual Recording Trigger Audio Recording ON/OFF
    Rear Camera Controls (For dual-channel models) NO 180° image rotation, Security LED ON/OFF, Recording ON/OFF, Power ON/OFF
    Event Parking Mode recordings voice notification upon ignition. NO YES
    Video Recording Time 1 minute (fixed) 1 / 2 / 3 Minutes

     

    Cloud Connectivity

    Both DR650GW and DR650S Series are compatible with BlackVue Over the Cloud*. Download the BlackVue C app for iOS and Android to change the settings of your dashcam and enjoy BlackVue Over the Cloud.

    (*) Older DR650GW-2CH models (Manufactured before April 2015) may require an upgrade of the Wi-Fi module for Cloud compatibility.

    What about DR650GW Series with Legacy Firmware?

    We still support the DR650GW Legacy Firmware. This firmware was developed before the DR650GW Series were upgraded to support the Cloud, and as such, does not support BlackVue Over the Cloud.

    Current differences between DR650GW Cloud Firmware (version 2.xxx) and Legacy Firmware (version 1.xxx) are as follows:

    DR650GW Legacy Firmware (1.xxx) DR650GW Cloud Firmware (2.xxx)
    Proximity sensor function (on side of front camera). Audio Recording ON/OFF Manual Recording Trigger
    Video Recording Time 1 / 2 / 3 Minutes 1 Minute (fixed)
    Video Max. Bitrate 8Mbps (Front)/3Mbps (Rear) 10Mbps (Front)/5Mbps (Rear)

     

  • YouTuber Brandon Chin has posted a video installation of the BlackVue DR650S-2CH dashcam and Power Magic Pro (Parking Mode add-on) in his 2015 Ford Mustang.

    As Brandon points out, this also applies to more recent Ford Mustang models (2016, 2017).

    Brandon shows how to correctly wire the Power Magic Pro and how to neatly tuck all the cables for the cleanest installation possible.

    You can watch the installation video here or by clicking the thumbnail above. The YouTuber has also uploaded an unboxing/first impression video that can be viewed here.

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  • You know the drill! Formula Drift is coming, and we give you free Live View weekend to enjoy it! BlackVue is the presenting sponsor and official dashcam of Formula Drift Championship. The second event in this year’s series will be held in Orlando, FL, April 28 – April 29.

    For the whole event weekend, from Friday April 28 to Sunday April 30th (PST), Live View will be accessible without limitation of time to all BlackVue Over the Cloud users. Enjoy Live View to your heart’s content!

    You can follow your favorite drivers LIVE thanks to BLACKVUE OVER THE CLOUD’s Live View feature. There will be BlackVue dashcams installed inside of the cars and around the track, and you can see the LIVE footage from your home via our BlackVue C app!

    Formula Drift (PRO) schedule for ORLANDO:

    Friday, April 28, 2017
    11:45am – 2:15pm – Qualifying – All Drivers
    2:30pm – 3:30pm – Autograph Signing Session

    Saturday, April 29, 2017
    1:15pm – 3:30pm – MAIN COMPETITION – Top 32
    5:30pm – 7:30pm – MAIN COMPETITION – Top 16
    7:45pm – 8:00pm – TROPHY CEREMONY & CLOSING

    (more info: formulad.com)

    Note: if your account does not show the additional Live View time during that period, log out and log in again to your BlackVue Over the Cloud account.

    Disclaimer: Should the service reach overcapacity due to a sudden large influx of users, we cannot guarantee 100% stability. In advance, we thank you for your understanding.

  • A couple of days ago the city of Hong Kong was hit by as many as 10,000 lightning strikes in a thunderstorm lasting 12 hours! Instagram user @raytamcw managed to capture a stunnig lightning strike with his BlackVue DR650GW-2CH dashcam. As you can see below, BlackVue dashcams come in handy not only in case of emergencies, but thanks to constant recording can capture some unexpected yet incredible footage!

    ?that's stunning! #lightening #blackvue

    A video posted by Ray Tam (@raytamcw) on

  • Unlimited Live View Weekend

    For the entirety of the upcoming weekend (Friday October 7th to Sunday, October 9th, PST)  Live View will be accessible without limitation of time to all BlackVue Over the Cloud users. Enjoy Live View to your heart’s content!

    Formula Drift in Irwindale, CA – Last FD Event of 2016!

    Unlimited Live View with BlackVue Over the Cloud is part of the upcoming Formula Drift event in Irwindale, CA. BlackVue is the presenting sponsor and official dashcam of Formula Drift Championship, and you can follow your favorite drivers LIVE thanks to BlackVue Over the Cloud’s Live View feature. There will be BlackVue dashcams installed inside of the cars and around the track, and you can see the LIVE footage from anywhere via our BlackVue app and/or BlackVue Windows Viewer! Tutorial how to do so can be found here.

    The schedule for the upcoming Formula Drift event is as follows:

    Formula Drift Irwindale Schedule

    Friday, October 7, 2016
    2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Open practice
    4:15 pm – 6:30 pm Qualifying: All drivers
    6:45 pm – 7:45 pm Autograph signing

    Saturday, October 8, 2016
    2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Open practice
    3:40 pm – 5:30 pm PRO: Main competition: Round of 32
    7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Main competition: Round of 16

    For a more detailed schedule click here.

    Whether you are into Formula Drift or just want to test the BlackVue dash cameras’ exclusive Live View feature, remember you can enjoy BlackVue Over the Cloud’s Live View for free, unlimited, during the whole weekend.

  • Tiny French village outshines Champs-Elysées with Christmas display

    Dashcam footage is not only about car crashes. Sometimes a dashcam can simply help you capture the beauty of this world! That’s just what YouTuber Neomax71 did here.
    Although Christmas is over, a view like the one captured by BlackVue DR650GW-2CH in a small French village is worth sharing all year round! Every year the village of Salmanac located in the south of France lights up with hundreds of thousands of LED lights, becoming a hot tourist spot during the Christmas holidays!

    Traveling hundreds of kilometers just to see it

    Apparently some people decide to travel hundreds of kilometers just to see the breathtaking lights display. It draws quite a crowd – over 35,000 visitors. Not bad for a village with only 12 houses!

  • Dear BlackVue Cloud Users, 

    Following our Europe zone server in London, we are delighted to announce the open of an Asia/Oceania server for BlackVue Over the Cloud in Singapore. 
    Users in Asia and Oceania will now connect to this new server, resulting in a faster Cloud service for everyone.

    Better Cloud experience across the board

    This server will allow faster speed for all users of our Cloud services in Asia and Oceania. With Asia and Singapore in particular generating large amounts of traffic for our Cloud service, we decided to increase our server capacity in order to better server our customers in the region.

    This follows the recent open of a Europe/Africa zone server earlier this month.

    This new addition will further speed up the connection to our servers for all Cloud users, as we now have servers present in the three main area of BlackVue Cloud traffic: North America, Europe and Asia. 

    Users in other areas should also see improvements.
    This is due to the fact that users in Asia will now connect to this new server instead of the North American server. As a result, we also expect more responsiveness and less risk of congestion on the US-based server, so every BlackVue Cloud user is benefiting from the change.

    List of countries concerned

    Users residing in the following countries/territories will now connect to the Singapore-based server:

    Territories of Asia:

    Afghanistan Israel Pakistan
    Armenia Japan Palestine, State of
    Azerbaijan Jordan Philippines
    Bahrain Kazakhstan Qatar
    Bangladesh Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of Saudi Arabia
    Bhutan Korea, Republic of Singapore
    British Indian Ocean Territory Kuwait Sri Lanka
    Brunei Darussalam Kyrgyzstan Syrian Arab Republic
    Cambodia Lao People’s Democratic Republic Taiwan, Province of China
    China Lebanon Tajikistan
    Cocos (Keeling) Islands Macao Thailand
    Georgia Malaysia Turkey
    Hong Kong Maldives Turkmenistan
    India Mongolia United Arab Emirates
    Indonesia Myanmar Uzbekistan
    Iran, Islamic Republic of Nepal Viet Nam
    Iraq Oman Yemen

     

    Territories of Oceania:

    American Samoa Nauru Samoa
    Australia New Caledonia Solomon Islands
    Cook Islands New Zealand Timor-Leste
    Fiji Niue Tokelau
    French Polynesia Norfolk Island Tonga
    Guam Northern Mariana Islands Tuvalu
    Kiribati Palau United States Minor Outlying Islands
    Marshall Islands Papua New Guinea Vanuatu
    Micronesia, Federated States of Pitcairn Wallis and Futuna
  • Thailand-based CarcamKorea.com posted this quick demo of BlackVue Over the Cloud this week. Watch it to see how Live View works in real life.

  • Today, Friday, October 7th, marks the first day of the LAST Formula Drift round this year!

    We’re meeting in Irwindale, CA! Today you can enjoy qualifying round by all the PRO drivers in the afternoon, there will also be an autograph signing session held near the BlackVue booth.

    If you are at the event, don’t forget to drop by our booth – as usual, many chances to win a BlackVue dashcam or buy our new BlackVue DR650S Series and accessories!

    Don’t worry if you were unable to attend, though – you can still enjoy watching your favorite drivers drift – all you need is our BlackVue app (available for free for Android/iOS; tutorial) or BlackVue Windows Viewer ft. Over the Cloud (more info here). Thanks to BlackVue dashcams installed in drivers’ cars and the BlackVue Over the Cloud feature – you can watch them LIVE regardless of where you are! On top of that, it’s a Free Live View weekend – which means you can use the Live View feature in the BlackVue app/BlackVue Windows Viewer to check in on the drivers or your own camera without any limitations this weekend! Happy driving!

    Formula Drift Irwindale Schedule for Friday, October 7, 2016
    2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Open practice
    4:15 pm – 6:30 pm Qualifying: All drivers
    6:45 pm – 7:45 pm Autograph signing

  • Russian dashcam footage is by many considered a class on its own. The footage caught on BlackVue DR550GW-2CH last week in southern Moscow, showing  the moment and aftermath of an explosion in the Moscow Metro, is no different! The Moscow Metro has since tweeted that the incident was caused by a leaky gas canister used by workers repairing the station’s passageway. Various sources say there were at least six injured victims of the explosion. More videos from the scene at RT.

  • The first round of Formula Drift in Long Beach was a great experience for BlackVue.

    In spite of the rain throughout Day 1 and the first half of Day 2, the Formula Drift fans showed their passion and came in numbers.

    We want to thank all those who made this event possible.

    The Formula Drift crew did a great job at helping us incorporate BlackVue Over the Cloud into the competitors’ cars as well as around the venue.

    All drivers had a BlackVue dashcam installed in their car and ten of them were MiFi-enabled, allowing fans the world over to ride along their favorite drivers thanks to BlackVue Over the Cloud, through the BlackVue C app.

    In addition, six BlackVue dashcams were installed at strategic spots around the track and venue: the “Burnout Box”, where drivers warmed up their tires doing “donut” before their run, the Judges Tower, the three turns of the track (from Toyota GP track turn 9, 10 and 11), and the Pits, live from the BlackVue booth.

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    Share a ride with BlackVue Over the Cloud!

     

    For a first event and a first large-scale live experience for BlackVue Over the Cloud, we were humbled by the fans’ response and excited to keep polishing the app further for their viewing pleasure.

    If you didn’t have the chance to give it a try this time, don’t miss the next event in Atlanta, May 6/7. We’ll be there!

    See you soon!

  • Rainy Day Magazine is a selective review site that focuses on reviewing items they would actually buy.

    With that in mind, it’s great to see the BlackVue DR650GW-2CH featured in their 2015 Holiday Gift Guide in the “Garage” category!

    Check it out on their site!

    Source: RainyDayGiftGuide 2015: Garage

  • From March 31 to April 3 2016, BlackVue was represented by its Polish distributor ARS Ulinski at the biggest Motor Show in Poland – Poznan Motor Show, which was visited by almost 135,000 car enthusiasts.

    The visitors were impressed by the quality of BlackVue dashcams, as well as their ergonomic shape and discrete design. BlackVue’s cloud feature called “BlackVue Over the Cloud” gathered the most interest, along with the dashcam’s other innovative features such as Parking Mode.

    Our Polish distributor ARS Ulinski has kindly shared some pictures from the show with us! You can see more great photos at ARS Ulinski official Facebook page. You can also check BlackVue Poland’s official website if you happen to be in Poland and in need of a dashcam.

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  • This is the firmware for BlackVue DR750S-2CH.

    Platform: Windows

    Languages: 
    English
    Chinese
    Dutch
    French
    German
    Indonesian
    Italian
    Japanese
    Spanish
    Thai
    Vietnamese

    For installation, follow the firmware installation instructions at www.blackvue.com/downloads.

    What’s New:

    Version 1.000:

    Original firmware release.

     

    Important:

    Make sure to use the latest versions of the BlackVue Viewer and App for full compatibility when installing a new firmware version.

    Go to the DOWNLOADS page to access the latest firmware and installation instructions, or use the BlackVue App to download the firmware to your mobile device and do a Firmware Over-The-Air upgrade via the BLACKVUE WI-FI menu.

     

  • BlackVue is a dashcam brand recognized in many countries all over the world. Watch this short footage on BlackVue dashcams & accessories that appeared in the program “Na Osi” in Polish cable TV. The program explains why a dashcam is a necessity these days, and why BlackVue dashcams in particular, with their unique features, are the best investment for your vehicle.

    English subtitles included. Link to the video here.

  • Uber guru and YouTuber Uber Man tested the BlackVue DR650S-2CH IR extensively (with infrared interior camera) in his Uber vehicle and is clearly satisfied with the dashcam.

    Including an overview of his setup as well as front and interior footage, this complete review from the point of view of an experienced Taxi/Uber driver should provide all the info you might be looking for if you too are looking for a camera to protect you on your rides.

    He also posted the unboxing here and an extended review here.

     

  • This is the firmware for BlackVue DR750S-1CH.

    Platform: Windows

    Languages: 
    English
    Chinese
    Dutch
    French
    German
    Indonesian
    Italian
    Japanese
    Spanish
    Thai
    Vietnamese

    For installation, follow the firmware installation instructions at www.blackvue.com/downloads.

    What’s New:

    Version 1.000:

    Original firmware release.

     

    Important:

    Make sure to use the latest versions of the BlackVue Viewer and App for full compatibility when installing a new firmware version.

    Go to the DOWNLOADS page to access the latest firmware and installation instructions, or use the BlackVue App to download the firmware to your mobile device and do a Firmware Over-The-Air upgrade via the BLACKVUE WI-FI menu.

     

  • Hydroplaning, near-missed collision, followed by rollover

    BlackVue owner and YouTuber Khoa Phan shared video footage from his BlackVue DR650GW-2CH dashcam. In the video the driver of a white sedan loses control over the vehicle on the wet road. They avoid hitting an SUV in front of them by sheer luck and slide off the road, where the car flips and rolls over a couple of times.

    Serious-looking accident

    The BlackVue owner decided to check on the injured party and immediately called 911. Despite the accident looking quite serious (the car was badly damaged in the rollover) the driver and his passenger came out of it relatively unscathed. We reached out to Khoa for more details. Apparently, a woman behind him had also pulled over. She was exhorting them to get away from the car, claiming it might explode. One of them still went back in to search for his phone!

    The mystery remains

    Then the story takes a strange turn. Indeed, they asked Khoa to give them a ride. However, he had to decline, having just called the police. He even asked them to stay at the scene until the police would arrive. According to the BlackVue owner, they then decided to take their leave before the emergency team could reach the site.

    Now, one has to wonder what would have happened, had Khoa given them a ride.

    Would they have tried to get hold of the footage? Car-jack them? Or worse? Were they just trying to hide the fact they had driven dangerously and were at fault?

    Khoa said he would let us know if he hears more and we will be sure to update this story then.

    Thanks to him for posting this video and kindly following up with us!

     

     

  • YouTuber CarGuy11 got creative with this hardwired install of a DR490L-2CH BlackVue dashcam in his C7 Corvette.

    Hardwired installation

    To take advantage of the built-in Parking Mode capability of the BlackVue, he hardwired it to the car’s battery. However, unlike most vehicles that have the fuse panel somewhere near the driver or passenger seat, the C7 Corvette’s fuse panel is located at the back of the vehicle. This meant the hardwiring cable was slightly short to go all the way back to the dashcam. But CarGuy11 found that he could use the regular cigar lighter power cable–also provided–and connect it to the harwiring cable for the extra length.

    1080p rear camera facing the driver

    Another touch of originality is the way he decided to mount the “rear” camera. Instead of mounting it on the rear windshield, he chose to stick it right under the front camera, facing the interior of the vehicle. As a YouTuber, this lets him do some vlogs and capture the reactions of his passengers as well.

    In the end, our YouTuber seems pretty happy with the result, and his dashcam was already able to catch people “ogling over [his] car”–no harm done!

  • This is the firmware for BlackVue DR750S-1CH.

    Platform: Mac OS

    Languages: 
    English
    Chinese
    Dutch
    French
    German
    Indonesian
    Italian
    Japanese
    Spanish
    Thai
    Vietnamese

    For installation, follow the firmware installation instructions at www.blackvue.com/downloads.

    What’s New:

    Version 1.000:

    Original firmware release.

     

    Important:

    Make sure to use the latest versions of the BlackVue Viewer and App for full compatibility when installing a new firmware version.

    Go to the DOWNLOADS page to access the latest firmware and installation instructions, or use the BlackVue App to download the firmware to your mobile device and do a Firmware Over-The-Air upgrade via the BLACKVUE WI-FI menu.

     

  • Dashcam distributor and installer BlackboxMyCar of Canada got to test the BlackVue DR650GW-2CH IR (wich packs an interior IR camera instead of the regular rear cam). They posted this screenshot comparison with and without light, showing how clear the video can be even in pitch black lighting conditions.
    You can see the performances are quite impressive for such as discreet model, and anyone driving a vehicle for a living (taxi, truck) should be highly interested in this model.

  • It’s the final day of the final round of Formula Drift this year, so make sure you don’t miss it!

    You can still tune in to watch your favorite drivers drift in the open practice, round of 32 and the final rounds! There’s still time to download our BlackVue app (Android/iOS) or BlackVue Windows Viewer (more info here) and enjoy FREE LIVE VIEW WEEKENDfor everyone. Be connected – wherever you are, whenever you might need it.

    The schedule for today looks as follows:

    Formula Drift Irwindale Schedule for Saturday, October 8, 2016
    2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Open practice
    3:40 pm – 5:30 pm PRO: Main competition: Round of 32
    7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Main competition: Round of 16

    Bonus: Dai Yoshihara’s top qualification run that earned him first place on Day 1.

  • This is the firmware for BlackVue DR750S-1CH.

    Platform: Mac OS

    Languages: 
    Russian

     

    For installation, follow the firmware installation instructions at www.blackvue.com/downloads.

    What’s New:

    Version 1.000:

    Original firmware release.

     

    Important:

    Make sure to use the latest versions of the BlackVue Viewer and App for full compatibility when installing a new firmware version.

    Go to the DOWNLOADS page to access the latest firmware and installation instructions, or use the BlackVue App to download the firmware to your mobile device and do a Firmware Over-The-Air upgrade via the BLACKVUE WI-FI menu.

     

  • Pittasoft will introduce its BlackVue Dashcams and its BlackVue Over the Cloud service, at Japan IT Week Autumn 2015 from October 28th to 30th, 2015.
    BlackVue Over the Cloud combines the latest BlackVue dashcams with mobile and PC applications that let users connect to their vehicles remotely through the Cloud.

    Please come visit our booth for in-depth understanding of our latest BlackVue dashcams, accessories and services, including fleet management.
    We will provide practical suggestions to get the most out of your BlackVue setup.

    We invite you to visit our booth (no. 17-52) at the IoT/M2M Expo of Japan IT Week Autumn 2015 in Japan Makuhari Messe from October 28th to 30th, 2015.

    For futher information, contact sales@pittasoft.com and marketing@pittasoft.com and visit www.japan-it.jp

    See you in Chiba!

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  • This is the firmware for BlackVue DR750S-1CH.

    Platform: Windows

    Languages: 
    Russian

     

    For installation, follow the firmware installation instructions at www.blackvue.com/downloads.

    What’s New:

    Version 1.000:

    Original firmware release.

     

    Important:

    Make sure to use the latest versions of the BlackVue Viewer and App for full compatibility when installing a new firmware version.

    Go to the DOWNLOADS page to access the latest firmware and installation instructions, or use the BlackVue App to download the firmware to your mobile device and do a Firmware Over-The-Air upgrade via the BLACKVUE WI-FI menu.

     

  • This is the firmware for BlackVue DR750S-2CH.

    Platform: Windows

    Languages: 
    Russian

    For installation, follow the firmware installation instructions at www.blackvue.com/downloads.

    What’s New:

    Version 1.000:

    Original firmware release.

     

    Important:

    Make sure to use the latest versions of the BlackVue Viewer and App for full compatibility when installing a new firmware version.

    Go to the DOWNLOADS page to access the latest firmware and installation instructions, or use the BlackVue App to download the firmware to your mobile device and do a Firmware Over-The-Air upgrade via the BLACKVUE WI-FI menu.

     

  • YouTuber and BlackVue user Jeff Ashton published a video on his YouTube channel with a complete installation of the BlackVue DR650S-2CH dashcam in his 2016 Mustang GT. In Jeff’s own words, the installation “couldn’t have been any easier”. He says it was “buttery smooth” and tops the installation video with showing how to connect to the dashcam via Wi-Fi and some sample footage. Thanks, Jeff!

    Remember that if you have any problem with the installation of your dashcam, you can always check and follow our tutorial videos, contact our Customer Support (cs@pittasoft.com) or ask us on our social media, such as our Facebook!

  • This is the firmware for BlackVue DR750S-2CH.

    Platform: Mac OS

    Languages: 
    Russian

    For installation, follow the firmware installation instructions at www.blackvue.com/downloads.

    What’s New:

    Version 1.000:

    Original firmware release.

     

    Important:

    Make sure to use the latest versions of the BlackVue Viewer and App for full compatibility when installing a new firmware version.

    Go to the DOWNLOADS page to access the latest firmware and installation instructions, or use the BlackVue App to download the firmware to your mobile device and do a Firmware Over-The-Air upgrade via the BLACKVUE WI-FI menu.

     

  • The first episode of the new web series زوم على الطريق, literally “Zoom on the road”, is now out.

    The series is the result of a collaboration between our Moroccan distributor BlackVue Maroc and the National Committee for Traffic Accident Prevention (CNPAC in french (official website www.cnpac.ma, and Facebook Page )), a national agency under the Ministry of Transport.

    You will see driving with a dashcam in Morocco can reveal useful as motorists have to expect the unexpected!

  • Russia and China are most notorious for their incredible dashcam videos. However, it seems that Morocco also has a lot to show too!

    Our Morocco distributor and prolific YouTuber BlackVue Maroc posted this video of a young rollerblader who’s enjoying being towed by a bus, while our driver tries desperately to reason him and persuade him to stop.

    Props to the driver for stepping up!

  • The first DR650S Series firmware update, this is a maintenance/bug fix update.

    The update concerns both 1CH and 2CH models.

    WHAT’S NEW:

    Event Recording bug fix: when 1 or 2 of the 3-axis sensitivity settings (up-down, left-right, front-rear) were set to zero (no issue will all 3 parameters set to zero), Event recordings would occur repeatedly.
    Fix for DR650GW Series coming soon.
    Download the latest firmware for your BlackVue from the Downloads page.
  • Great news to all BlackVue and motorsports fans!

    We are delighted to announce our sponsorship of the Formula Drift Championship, the premiere drifting competition taking place from April through October in the USA and Canada. BlackVue will be the presenting sponsor as well as the exclusive onboard and in-car camera sponsor. You will find below the transcript of the official Press Release. We hope you enjoy using BlackVue and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook for the most up-to-date info.

    Have a great day, and be safe!

    Formula Drift Championship - BlackVue Sponsorship

     

    We pasted below the official Press Release.

    Formula DRIFT BlackVue Integrated Logo

    FORMULA DRIFT AND BLACKVUE SIGN THREE YEAR PRESENTING SPONSORSHIP AGREEMENT

    Long Beach, Calif. – February, 17, 2016 – Formula DRIFT has announced a new partnership with South Korean based technology company Pittasoft Co., Ltd., owners of the leading dashboard camera brand BlackVue.  The three-year agreement names BlackVue as the “Presenting Sponsor and Official Dashcam” for the Series.

    “This new partnership with BlackVue poses very interesting developments for the series,” said Jim Liaw, president and co-founder of Formula DRIFT.  “BlackVue has chosen Formula Drift to be a key partner as it expands its operations in the US. They will leverage the full marketing potential of the series to educate the consumer about the value of dashcams and their cutting edge technology. We are very excited to get working with this new partner and look forward to many more developments over the term of this deal.”

    Dashboard cameras have become an integral part of aftermarket automotive upgrades in most parts of the globe and the US is the slated for prime growth in this category. Drivers want the ability to have a video record of traffic accidents, police interactions, and fun moments behind the wheel that only a dashcam can provide.  The ‘Always On’ nature of a dashcam combined with the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) technology from BlackVue’s Over The Cloud  system enables in-app viewing of any networked dashboard camera.

    “We are dedicated to providing the ultimate vehicle video protection, as well as the possibility for drivers to keep an eye on their car from anywhere with their phone”, said BlackVue founder and CEO, Hyunmin Hur. “As such, we found Formula DRIFT as the perfect venue to connect with car enthusiasts. Plus, motorsports don’t get any cooler than that. We can’t wait for April!”

    The first round of the 2016 season kicks off in less than two months. Tickets are now available for Round 1: Streets of Long Beach on April 8-9, including reserved seating, 2-day ticket packages, and VIP tickets. Tickets can be purchased through www.formuladrift.com, Ticketmaster outlets, and the Long Beach Convention Center box office.

    For more information visit: www.formulad.com.

     

    Press/Media Inquiries:

    John Pangilinan
    213.802.0863
    john@theidagency.com

     

    ABOUT FORMULA DRIFT

    Entering its thirteenth season, Formula DRIFT is recognized as the global leader in professional drifting. Established on the streets of Japan, drifting has evolved into a worldwide competitive sport that challenges each driver’s driving ability and vehicle control. Formula DRIFT provides a forum for professional drifters to compete nationwide for the coveted Formula DRIFT Championship crown. As the first official series in North America, Formula DRIFT has taken competitive motorsports to the extreme, attracting fans and car enthusiasts from all walks of life and establishes itself as the world-wide leader for the Sport. For a competition schedule and ticket information, visit: www.formuladrift.com.

     

    ABOUT WME/IMG

    IMG is a global leader in sports, events, media and fashion, operating in more than 25 countries. The company represents and manages some of the world’s greatest sports figures and fashion icons; stages thousands of live events and branded entertainment experiences annually; and is the world’s largest independent producer and distributor of sports media. IMG also specializes in sports training; league development; and marketing, media and licensing for brands, sports organizations and collegiate institutions. In 2014, IMG was acquired by WME, the world’s leading entertainment agency, to form WME | IMG.

     

    ABOUT BLACKVUE

    BlackVue is a premiere dashcam brand designed and manufactured by Pittasoft Co., Ltd in South Korea since 2007. After introducing groundbreaking Full HD 1-channel and 2-channel Wi-Fi and GPS models to the market, BlackVue is now heralding a new evolution in dashcam technology with the addition of Cloud connectivity. BlackVue Over the Cloud lets users connect to their dashcam from anywhere, anytime, through the Cloud, providing ubiquitous protection to drivers everywhere. For more information on the products and where to find them, visit www.blackvue.com.

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  • Every BlackVue model on a single page

    Our distributor in the US The Dashcam Store has released a comprehensive guide to all BlackVue dashcams and Parking Mode accessories. Thanks to the Guide you can pick the BlackVue dashcam that will best suit your needs. The article prepared by our distributor covers features included in all BlackVue dashcams, different BlackVue dashcam series and a comparison table for your convenience. Every single model is listed!

    The Dashcam Store’s expert point of view and advice

    More than just listing every product in the BlackVue lineup, the guide is full of useful advice that should help dash cam novices and connoisseurs alike find the model that will suit their needs.

    Each dashcam or accessory includes a description, installation pictures and sample footage, so it’s easy to compare and choose the product that will be the best for you!

    We must say The Dashcam Store did a great job compiling tons of useful data there, and this article is definitely a great resource.

    CLICK HERE to read the full guide!

  • The October issue of Automotive Industries is now available for online consultation.
    Don’t miss page 12 the exclusive interview of Dr. Hyunmin Hur, CEO and founder of Pittasoft.
    In this interview, Mr. Hur discusses the history of BlackVue and the future of dashcams in a connected car world.

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  • What’s new

    Version 1.11:

    Adds DR750S-1CH and DR750S-2CH compatibility.

    DR490-2CH: added compatibility with new function allowing to choose time zone in 30 minutes increments.
    Make sure to install the latest DR490-2CH firmware first for support of this feature.

    See previous update logs at the bottom of the page.

    Supported dashcam models

    Supported Models Supported Versions
    DR750S-1/2CH All Firmware Versions
    DR650GW-1/2CH All Firmware Versions
    DR650S-1/2CH All Firmware Versions
    DR450-1CH Firmware from Version v1.004 and up
    DR430-2CH Firmware from Version v1.001 and up
    DR470-2CH Firmware from Version v1.001 and up
    DR490L-2CH All Firmware Versions
    DR490-2CH All Firmware Versions

     

    About BlackVue Viewer

    BlackVue Viewer supports all the latest BlackVue models and is compatible with BlackVue Over the Cloud.
    For compatibility with older models, check the BlackVue Legacy Viewer on www.blackvue.com/downloads.

    Note: this Viewer contains two applications in one. You can switch between SD Card Viewer and Cloud Viewer anytime.

    • The SD Card Viewer lets you view recorded videos from your SD card and modify the settings of your BlackVue, as well as format the SD card. 
    • The Cloud Viewer lets you enjoy BlackVue Over the Cloud. Check out simple tutorial videos below to see how it works.

    Quick guides downloads for the Cloud part (look for BlackVue Windows Viewer – Cloud Viewer)

    Tutorial videos:

     

    Update Logs

    Version 1.10:
    1. Added DR490-2CH compatibility.
    2. Changed DR490L-2CH Event recording beep setting default to OFF.
    3. Windows 10 compatibility improvements.

    Version 1.09:
    Support for DR490L-2CH Firmware v1.1.306.
    DR490L-2CH new feature configurable in the BlackVue Viewer only: toggle Event recording alert beep ON/OFF.

    Version 1.08:
    1. Added firmware language settings in Cloud Viewer.
    Applicable models: DR650S-1CH/2CH/2CH IR/2CH TRUCK with firmware v1.006 and over.
    2. Added option to toggle “Impact detected in Parking Mode” voice message alert ON/OFF.
    Applicable models: DR650S-1CH/2CH/2CH IR/2CH TRUCK with firmware v1.006 and over.
    3. Stabilization improvements.

    Version 1.07:
    1. Bug fixes and improvements.
    2. Added video tutorials in Japanese.
    3. When opening the application, the SD Card Viewer is now displayed by default.

    Version 1.06:
    1. Fixed GPS coordinates error.
    2. Fixed map display error.

    Version 1.05:
    Layout and user interface improvements:

    1. Easily swap between Cloud Viewer and SD Card Viewer – Easily swap between the two modes via a single prominent button.
    2. Now scaling to any screen size – The SD Card Viewer has been totally remade so you can enjoy it comfortably and full-screen in any resolution, including on high-density monitors such as Retina and 4K displays.

    New features for the Cloud Viewer: 

    1. Bookmarks – You can now bookmark publicly shared cameras from the map (up to 20 cameras can be bookmarked).
    2. Share Live View – You can now share your BlackVue dash camera’s Live View with specific users (up to 3) without making it a public camera.
    3. A cleaner Map – We have introduced marker clustering to display a large number of dashcams while keeping the Map readable. You can still zoom in to visualize individual dashcams.
    4. My Cam / Public cameras button – Tap the button in the top-right corner of the Map to quickly switch between your dashcam’s location and the publicly shared cameras Map.
    5. Map design update – The color of the dashcam clusters now indicates whether they contain at least one dashcam with publicly shared Live View (green cluster) or not (yellow cluster).

    Additional model support:

    DR490L-2CH.

    Version 1.04:
    Adds compatibility with the latest firmware versions with Dutch language support.

    Version 1.03:
    1. Fixed Windows 10 Cloud login issue (Cloud menu)
    2. Fixed DR650S-1CH settings issue (SD Card menu)
    + stabilization improvements.

    Version 1.02:
    1. Fixed issue where certain characters in an email address would prevent login.
    2. Fixed issues occurring in certain circumstances when resizing the Map.
    + bug fixes and stabilization improvements.

    Version 1.01:
    fixes a bug where double-clicking on a personal disconnected BlackVue in the Cloud Viewer would cause the application to crash.

  • ReviewsOnAnything on YouTube posted a very extensive review of BlackVue DR650S-2CH – including unboxing, installation process and some samples! The video available here (or by clicking the thumbnail in this post). The reviewer also posted a video on Power Magic Pro, our hardwiring kit with Parking Mode switch. You can watch it here.

  • Good news for Windows computer and BlackVue Over the Cloud users: the new BlackVue Windows Viewer is now available and features BlackVue Over the Cloud.

    You can now enjoy all the Cloud features on a laptop or desktop PC running Windows.
    A Mac version is planned for the fourth quarter 2016.

    What’s New?

    The new BlackVue Viewer supports all BlackVue models and is compatible with BlackVue Over the Cloud.
    Note: this version contains two applications in one. After installation, upon running the application, you will be presented with a launcher menu letting you choose Cloud or SD Card.

    • The SD Card menu opens the SD Card Viewer, which lets you view recorded videos from your SD card and modify the settings of your BlackVue, as well as format the SD card. If you are familiar with the former BlackVue Windows Viewer, you will feel at home as this is the same interface.
    • The Cloud menu lets you enjoy BlackVue Over the Cloud. Check out simple tutorial videos below to see how it works.

    blackvue-windows-viewer-launcher-cloud-sd-card

    The new launcher

     

    blackvue-windows-viewer-launcher-cloud-map

    The Cloud Viewer

  • Break-in caught on BlackVue

    There are situations where you think your car is safe and there’s no need to worry about accidents or theft. And yet, this footage sent to us by our customer proves that it’s always better to be prepared. In the video (click the thumbnail or watch it HERE) we see a young man breaking in to a parked car, checking for valuables before he takes off.

    Settlement with the hotel

    Thanks to the BlackVue DR650GW-2CH IR dashcam installed in the vehicle, the police could easily identify the culprit. Although we decided to blur his face in the video, the original footage showed facial details very clearly. Our customer was able to sue for damages. As it turns out, the car was parked by a valet at a hotel. The valet forgot to lock the car. Our customer won the settlement with the hotel.

    Thanks to our customer for sharing this video with us. We are happy his BlackVue helped him out.
    You have an interesting video you would like us to share? Feel free to contact us at marketing@pittasoft.com.

    Drive safe!

  • What can you do with a dashcam, apart from protecting your car? Well, car spotting, of course!

    YouTuber DesertGoon created this compilation of awesome cars he came across while driving, out of clips captured on his BlackVue DR650GW-2CH.

    Porsche Carrera, GTR, Boxster, Audi R8, Lamborghini Aventador, you name it.

    Enjoy the ride!

  • If you are used to dashcam videos captured on concrete roads, this video will introduces a big change of scenery.

    YouTuber and BlackVue DR650GW-2CH owner tareq Ahmed posts awesome video compilations of his trips in the desert, at the wheel of his Jeep.

    If you too have some exotic footage you would like to share with us, don’t hesitate to contact us at marketing@pittasoft.com.

  • Dear BlackVue Users,

    A new version of the BlackVue Viewer (Windows/Mac OS) is now available for download. This version introduces window-scaling, Bookmarks, Live View sharing and an updated Map design.

    What’s new in version 1.05:

    Layout and user interface improvements:

    1. Easily swap between Cloud Viewer and SD Card Viewer  Easily swap between the two modes via a single prominent button.

    2. Now scaling to any screen size  The SD Card Viewer has been totally remade so you can enjoy it comfortably and full-screen in any resolution, including on high-density monitors such as Retina and 4K displays.

    New features for the Cloud Viewer: 

    1. Bookmarks – You can now bookmark publicly shared cameras from the map (up to 20 cameras can be bookmarked).
    2. Share Live View – You can now share your BlackVue dash camera’s Live View with specific users (up to 3) without making it a public camera.
    3. A cleaner Map – We have introduced marker clustering to display a large number of dashcams while keeping the Map readable. You can still zoom in to visualize individual dashcams.
    4. My Cam / Public cameras button – Tap the button in the top-right corner of the Map to quickly switch between your dashcam’s location and the publicly shared cameras Map.
    5. Map design update – The color of the dashcam clusters now indicates whether they contain at least one dashcam with publicly shared Live View (green cluster) or not (yellow cluster).

    Additional model support:

    DR490L-2CH.

     

    Supported Models Supported Version
    DR650GW-1/2CH All Firmware Versions
    DR650S-1/2CH All Firmware Versions
    DR450-1CH Firmware from Version v1.004 and up
    DR430-2CH Firmware from Version v1.001 and up
    DR470-2CH Firmware from Version v1.001 and up
    DR490L-2CH All Firmware Versions

    For more information, visit the BlackVue Viewer page.

     

  • Dear BlackVue User,

    The DR470-2CH firmware version 1.002 was just released.

    This firmware update for the DR470-2CH adds support for Russian.

    WHAT’S NEW:

    Added support for Russian language.

    NOTE: this update does not introduce new features or bug fixes, and as such is purely optional.
    Feel free to skip them if you do not need Russian language support.

    Important:

    Make sure to use the latest versions for the BlackVue Viewer and App for full compatibility with this firmware version.
    As of this release, the minimum requirements are as below:

    • BlackVue App: Android v2.54 / iOS v2.54
    • BlackVue Viewer (Cloud-compatible): Windows v1.04 / Mac OS v1.03
    • BlackVue Legacy Viewer: Windows v2.58 / Mac OS v1.48

    Go to the DOWNLOADS page to access the latest firmware and installation instructions.

    For support, visit our new Help Center.

  • SD Card Formatting Software

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    The microSD cards in dashcams are submitted to a large number of writing cycles. In order to maintain optimal performance over time, it is recommended to use this dedicated SD Card Formatter, available for Mac OS and Windows PC. In case you have issues with your microSD card, we recommend to format it using this software rather than the formatting tools provided by default with your operating system.

    Download and installation

    Go to https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter_4/index.html and follow the instructions to download and install the program.

    How to use

    1. Plug the microSD card in your computer (you can use the BlackVue USB adapter for microSD card).

    2. Launch the SD Card Formatter. It should look like below:

    sd-formatter

    3. Click on Option. The following window will open:

    sd-formatter-option-setting

    4. Select FULL (OverWrite) and press OK.

    5. Click on Format.

  • Accidents don’t have to involve broken bumpers to cost you a lot. Sometimes all it takes to ruin your car is a malicious individual and a key or other metallic utensil. To make things even worse, that malicious individual could be your neighbor!

    Whether it’s motivated by jealousy, revenge, or pure malevolence doesn’t really matter: in the end your car is damaged and the repair costs, beyond the moral toll it might take on you (who wants to live near such neighbors?), is consequent.

    This is when a dashcam with true Parking Mode, and even better, connected with BlackVue Over the Cloud to alert you on the spot, can pay for itself.

  • PRESS RELEASE

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

     

    BlackVue Sponsors Formula Drift Driver Ken Gushi and GReddy Racing

    Dashboard Camera Manufacturer Finds Ideal Partner to Showcase its Cloud-connected Dashcam Line

     

    Seoul, Korea – April 28, 2017 – As a new Formula Drift Pro Championship season just started, presenting sponsor BlackVue announces new sponsorship.

    During its first year as presenting sponsor, the representatives of BlackVue, the dash cam brand designed and manufactured by Pittasoft in South Korea, had the chance to be introduced to great personalities from the drift scene. Chief among them was Ken Gushi, driver of the number 21 Toyota 86 for GReddy Racing.

     

    To those who follow the driver, the move will probably not come as a surprise. Since the beginning of the 2016 season, Ken Gushi expressed a personal interest in BlackVue dashcams. That proved a wise move. A few weeks after equipping his street car, a driver speeding in an emergency lane drove past Ken’s vehicle, smashing his side mirror to pieces. The whole scene was caught on both the rear and front cameras of Ken’s BlackVue, helping him expedite the insurance process, and soon his footage was going viral on social media.
    Ever since, a BlackVue can be found in his personal vehicles and he even went as far as equipping his entire family.

    Determined to prove its dedication to the US market, BlackVue decided to partner with the Formula Drift Championship as the presenting sponsor and official dashcam. The sponsorship is not only a way for BlackVue to support a hot automotive event series, but also a venue to showcase its connected dashcams and enhance the fans’ viewing experience. With networked BlackVue dashcams streaming video from the competitors’ cars, fans are able to ride along their favorite drivers in real time from the free BlackVue app.

    As a technology early adopter, Ken Gushi quickly saw the potential in partnering with BlackVue to bring new viewing experiences to his fans. The company also found it a great opportunity to explore new ways to use its Cloud-connected dashboard cameras. On the occasion of the first event of the 2017 Formula Drift season in late March in Long Beach, BlackVue worked with Ken Gushi and GReddy to establish a new first for the dashcam brand: the live streaming of dashcam footage to the driver’s Facebook account. “It is a pleasure to work with Ken and the GReddy team. They are always ready to experiment with new features, and Ken was very receptive to the new Facebook Live feature, enabling us to successfully demonstrate a new facet of our dashcams” said Jeremie Sinic, Marketing Team Manager for BlackVue.
    A month later, the Facebook Live streaming feature was just made available for iOS and Android mobile devices via a BlackVue app update.

     

    Press/Media Inquiries:

    Contact marketing@pittasoft.com

     

    ABOUT BLACKVUE:

    Since established in 2007, BlackVue has become a reference of simplicity, reliability and connectivity, as well as elegant design. It introduced Full HD dashcams globally, followed by Wi-Fi connectivity for easy setup and management of videos through a mobile phone. It also became popular for its highly efficient Parking Mode monitoring function. In 2015, BlackVue set itself further apart with the launch of Over the Cloud, a service enabling remote Live View of in-car footage from anywhere, anytime with the BlackVue app. This unique feature provides both business fleet managers and individual users with new ways to easily monitor their vehicles in real time, from the palm of their hand.

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  • BlackVue Over the Cloud has been around for a while now, and it’s sometimes possible to get a good deal on a second-hand Cloud-compatible BlackVue.

    Buyers: make sure the dashcam is unregistered.

    However, if you are interested in using the Cloud functions of your soon-to-be purchased BlackVue dash camera, there is one thing you should definitely check: make sure the previous owner has unregistered the dashcam they are selling.
    Indeed, if the camera is still registered under the first owner’s BlackVue Cloud Account, you won’t be able to register it under your own account.

    Sellers: be nice and think about unregistering before selling.

    The process is quite simple and can be done right from the BlackVue app.

    First, log into your Cloud account, then follow the steps as shown in the screenshots below:

  • Recently, YouTuber and BlackVue user Simon LKJ got into a traffic accident. Fortunately he did not get hurt but his car as well as the other cars involved required repair.

    According to Simon, a car on the right (in the video) ran a red light, colliding with the SUV in front of him, which suddenly crossed into Simon’s lane, hitting his car and another car.
    If that sounds confusing, now imagine that it all happened in less than three seconds.

    Simon says his BlackVue made his life easier when he had to explain what happened to both the police officer and his insurance company.

    Simon was kind enough to share the video of the accident with us, and even said he would buy BlackVue for his relatives and friends.

    There is nothing that makes us happier than a happy customer, so on behalf to BlackVue we want to say thank you Simon!

  • Dear Visitors, 

    Chuseok (Wikipedia link), a major three-day holiday in Korea, will fall this year in the middle of the first week of October. Additionally, Monday 9 October is Hangeul Day, a national holiday celebrating the invention of the Korean alphabet.

    The headquarters of BlackVue in South Korea will be closed from September 30 (Sat) to October 9 (Mon), Korea Standard Time (KST). Full operations will resume on October 10 (Tue). 

    What  to expect during the closure

    Online Store:

    The store will accept orders but shipping will be put on hold from September 29 afternoon and resume on October 10. Please note that those dates are KST-based. In order to ensure shipping, we recommend to place your order before September 28 (Thu). Also, due to the accumulation of orders during the closure period, shipping may be delayed beyond October 10. Orders will be shipped in the order they were placed. 

    You can also check our list of Distributors.

    Customer Support:

    Operations will be slowed or on hold during the holiday.

    • If you purchased your dashcam from a distributor or retailer, try contacting them first.
    • Email support will still be active, although in limited capacity. Expect longer response time. 
    • RMA processing will be put on hold and resume on October 10. 
  • Note: this Viewer is not compatible with BlackVue Over the Cloud.

    Download the latest Cloud-compatible BlackVue Windows Viewer here.

  • This video uploaded by the YouTube user EastCoastJeepSRT will show you how to view live footage straight from your Cloud connected BlackVue DR650S series dashcam. The video explains how to do so both through the BlackVue Viewer for your Mac (available also for Windows) and through the BlackVue phone app.

    More info on the Viewer and the app can be found here.

    You can watch the video by clicking the thumbnail above or here.

  • From February 26th to 28th BlackVue attended the AAITF Shenzhen, the 12th China International Automotive Aftermarket Industry and Tuning Trade Fair 2016.

    We are happy to report that many  visitors have not only been very aware of BlackVue dashcams, but also associated our products with superior quality and exceptional performance, which is reflected by the soaring sales of BlackVue on the Chinese market.

    As it happens, the customers who visited our booth during AAITF the customers were looking for best quality in dashcams.

    On the last day our booth was visited again by many of the returning customers who were drawn not only to BlackVue’s premium quality, but also to BlackVue’s unique and sophisticated design, standing out against the other dashcams present at the show, which is a feat, especially in a dashcam market as competitive as China.

    Check out the pictures below!

    AAITF Shenzhen - BlackVue

    AAITF Shenzhen - BlackVue

     

    AAITF Shenzhen - BlackVue

  • The Formula Drift Long Beach 2016 event packed a lot of surprises, first with an unusually rainy weather adding a layer of complications, and then with Chelsea Denofa winning his first ever competition, followed by last years’ two top drivers Fredric Aasbo and Ken Gushi respectively in second and third positions.

    Formula Drift drivers live for their fans, and as the perfect crowd pleasers they are, all round of 16 competitors gave a demonstration of their skills before the final showdown. Enjoy the show!

    About Formula Drift presented by BlackVue:
    Judged on execution and style, rather than who finishes the course in the fastest time, Drifting is where Action Sports meet Motorsports, and is often compared to the freestyle nature of skateboarding and motocross. With BlackVue as the presenting sponsor of the series, fans the world over are now able to ride along with their favorite drivers, right from the free BlackVue C app, thanks to BlackVue dashcams installed in the competitors’ cars and connected to BlackVue Over the Cloud.

  • This video caught on BlackVue DR650GW-1CH and shared by our Ecuador partner ProtekPro is all the rage on Facebook in Ecuador at the moment. In it you see a reckless bus driver riding against traffic on a narrow highway in the mountains.

    The video went viral and our partner even received a request from the National Transportation Agency to review the video for investigation purpose.

    Let’s hope it will lead to more safety on the roads of the country.

    [fbvideo link=”https://www.facebook.com/protekproin/videos/vb.196733870451026/337784456345966/” width=”500″ height=”400″ onlyvideo=”0″]

  • Note: this Viewer is not compatible with BlackVue Over the Cloud.

    Download the latest Cloud-compatible BlackVue Mac Viewer here.

  • We are pleased to announce that Blackvue DR650GW-2CH has been awarded the Silver A’ Design Award in the category of Security and Surveillance Products Design by the grand jury panel of the A’ Design Award & Competition which consists of internationally influential press members, established designers, leading academics and prominent entrepreneurs.

    The A’ Design Awards are the world’s most influential and largest design awards, presented each year in Italy. It is a great honour for us to receive this prestigious award and we would like to thank all of our customers, fans and partners for their support and help along the way.

    This award gives recognition to the excellence of design on the international stage. You can visit the designmag.org to see all winners or check out our profile at the A’Design Award website.
    Best Regards,
    – The BlackVue Team

     

    Update:
    For a look at the official press release, follow this link: https://competition.adesignaward.com/press-release.php?ID=46183

  • For the entirety of the upcoming weekend (Friday August 5th to Sunday, August 7th, PST)  Live View will be accessible without limitation of time to all BlackVue Over the Cloud users. Enjoy Live View to your heart’s content!

    Unlimited Live View with BlackVue Over the Cloud is part of the upcoming Formula Drift event in Monroe, WA. BlackVue is the presenting sponsor and official dashcam of Formula Drift Championship, and you can follow your favorite drivers LIVE thanks to BlackVue Over the Cloud’s Live View feature. There will be BlackVue dashcams installed inside of the cars and around the track, and you can see the LIVE footage from your home via our BlackVue C app! Tutorial how to do so can be found here.

    The schedule for the upcoming Formula Drift event is as follows!

    Formula Drift (PRO) schedule for MONROE:

    Friday, August 5, 2016
    3:15pm – 5:30pm Qualifying: All drivers

    Saturday, August 6, 2016
    12:00pm – 1:30pm Open practice
    1:40pm – 3:30pm Main competition: Round of 32
    5:30pm – 7:30pm Main competition: Round of 16

    (more info: formulad.com)

    But even if you’re not interested in the Formula Drift events, you can still enjoy BlackVue Over the Cloud’s Live View feature for free, unlimited. Happy driving!

  • BlackVue Over the Cloud was the object of an article in Die Welte, one of Germany’s leading newspaper, following a mention in the IAA show’s official magazine in Frankfurt.

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    Titled “Dashcam mit Kontrollfunktion” (in English, Dashcam with monitoring function), the article details the applications and implications of BlackVue Over the Cloud, which connects smartphones/tablets to BlackVue dashcams through the Cloud.

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    The story was featured by multiple other German online news sites.

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    Via: Die Welte

     

     

  • SEMA 2016 kicked off on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. BlackVue is there at booth #11931 in North Hall, but not only.

    Indeed, BlackVue dashcams are installed in cars around the venue in the Lobby, Central Hall and South Hall as well as outdoor.

    Here are a few pictures of the BlackVue-equipped cars from our partners.

    Thanks to them for their awesome job!

  • Optional updates for Cloud-connected models

    Dear BlackVue users, a Cloud-specific firmware update has been released for BlackVue DR650S Series  and DR650GW Series models.

    WHAT’S NEW:

    Fix for potential Cloud connectivity issue (rare occurrence).

    • For DR650S-1CH and DR650S-2CH, look for version 1.002.
    • For DR650GW-1CH and DR650GW-2CH, look for version 2.007.

    To download and install the firmware:

    Using the BlackVue app for iOS/Android:
    Tap the icon in the top-left corner, then tap “Firmware Download”, select the right firmware for your BlackVue, then download. Once downloaded, connect to your BlackVue from the Wi-Fi menu of your iOS or Android device (default password is blackvue), then in the BlackVue app, enter the BLACKVUE WI-FI menu then choose “Firmware upgrade”.

    Using a Windows or Mac OS computer:
    Follow the instructions at www.blackvue.com/downloads.

  • This is a functionality update for the BlackVue DR650S Series (1CH and 2CH).

    WHAT’S NEW:

    With this update, you can now choose the function of the proximity sensor of your BlackVue.
    The two options are:

    – Voice recording on/off (default).

    – Manual recording trigger.

    Download the latest firmware for your BlackVue from the Downloads page.

    Important:

    After performing the update, make sure to use the latest version of the App and Viewer for full compatibility.

    1) BlackVue Cloud App

    – Android v2.52  /  iOS v2.52

    2) BlackVue Viewer

    – Windows v1.03  /  Mac v1.02

    3) BlackVue Legacy Viewer

    – Windows v2.55  /  Mac v1.45

  • UK car accident claim service company Optimal Claim did a review of the DR650GW-2CH with Power Magic Pro.

    They are convinced BlackVue DR650GW-2CH can be your realtime eyewitness for your beloved vehicle.

    For more information, check out their review!

     

    Optimal Claim reviews the BlackVUE DR650GW-2CH vehicle camera

  • When driving on the roads of Australia, one has to be ready for anything. YouTuber Daryl Edwards had a strange encounter with a cassowary, captured by his DR650GW-2CH.

  • BlackVue行车记录仪使用者最近发布了他在行车过程中遇到的酒醉者,

    幸亏有blackvue行车记录仪捕捉实况,让他免遭冤枉的控诉。

     

  • Following their unboxing and quick review of the DR650GW-2CH, AllMobileWorld.it came back with an extended review, as they believe the BlackVue is an helpful assistant for every day use, especially in case of an accident..

    The video features a full install, complete with Power Magic Pro hardwiring kit (for Parking Mode), as well as an introduction to the Viewer application for PC and Mac.

     

    Source: AllMobileWorld.it

     

     

  • The short version:

    Dear BlackVue Customers,

    Some DR650GW-2CH models (typically those manufactured before April 2015), are not compatible with BlackVue Over the Cloud.

    Those models can now be upgraded for Cloud support, for a fee.

    After establishing that your model was manufactured before April 2015 and is not compatible (see full process here under “How to determine if my BlackVue is compatible”), please email cs@pittasoft.com with subject “Wi-Fi Module Upgrade Program” and provide the following information:

    • BlackVue model.
    • Serial Number (visible on the BlackVue’s front camera after removing it from the mount).
    • Name and location of your BlackVue reseller.
    • You current address.

    Our Customer Support Team will follow up with you for the modalities of the upgrade.

    Thanks!

     

    The long version:

    Dear BlackVue Customers,

     

    BlackVue Over the Cloud has been here for about a month, and we thank all the people who were involved in the launch of this unique service. But rather than bury our heads in the sand, we know that we have issues to address and misunderstandings to clear up. In all honesty, we thought it would be a pleasant surprise for recent customers to discover the “bonus” feature of their BlackVue. Indeed, BlackVue Over the Cloud is still in early stage and it’s a free service that you may choose to use or ignore.

    And so we underestimated the frustration of the owners of the incompatible models who were hoping to give BlackVue Over the Cloud a try.

    Make no mistake: we think BlackVue Over the Cloud is the future, and we will push in that direction. But as a hardware-oriented company, we may have underestimated the interest BlackVue Over the Cloud, a Cloud-based service, would generate.

     

    BlackVue Over the Cloud is compatible with the DR650GW Series BlackVue dashcams manufactured after April 2015.

     

    This has caused confusion, as some DR650GW-2CH owners (all DR650GW-1CH were manufactured after April 2015) discovered that their model was not compatible, and we apologize for it.

    While many customers were happy to discover a new hidden feature of their dashcam, a lot of often long-term customers and early adopters felt somewhat betrayed. Had they known, some say they might even have pushed back their purchase. But instead of just apologizing for the mishaps, we think you might want to hear the whole story of how BlackVue Over the Cloud came to be.

    First of all, the release date of BlackVue Over the Cloud was never set in stone, as it is a combination of both hardware and software.

    Until hardware, cloud server and apps were ready, we could not promise anything. Therefore, we did not make any announcement at the time the Wi-Fi module was upgraded.

    The Wi-Fi module of the post-April 2015 DR650GW Series supports connection to the Cloud: it is able to connect by itself to the Cloud through a Wi-Fi hotspot. This function required new hardware and could not have been implemented through a firmware update.

    Although the hardware was upgraded in April, the service still required a field testing period of several months.

    The idea with BlackVue Over the Cloud was also to eventually add value without increasing the cost of the product, and not penalize customers who would not want the Cloud features.

    Besides, had we decided to release the Cloud-compatible DR650GW Series under a new name, people might have wondered why we changed the name for a product which was essentially the same, since the software end of the service was nonexistent at the time.

    We would have had nothing to show to justify the change.

    Now you know the back story, but to make up for this confusion, we have decided to launch this Wi-Fi module upgrade program.

    If you are among the early DR650GW-2CH owners who wanted to use BlackVue Over the Cloud but could not, we hope you will use this chance to experience the service.

    Thank you for your understanding and continued support.
    It really means a lot to us.

  • Pittasoft BlackVue行车记录仪&云技术广告

     

  • The majority of footage pulled from dashcams are crashes and bad driving, but from time to time we see news of something so bizarre it’s almost hard to believe, was it not for a dashcam! This time a BlackVue DR600GW-HD set in Parking Mode captured a teenager who decided to… ride his BMX bike over the roof of a $180,000 Lamborghini. Thanks to the video posted on his Facebook, the owner of the vehicle Aaron Rylan was able to identify the culprit and settle the matter privately. The video as well as the follow up story had gone viral, gaining the attention of the local and international news outlets such as The Daily Mail, The New Paper, The Straits Times and more.

  • Dear BlackVue Users, 

    We just released the brand new BlackVue Viewer Pro for Cloud Business Account users. 
    Note: this viewer software is compatible with Windows only.

    BlackVue Viewer Pro builds on the original BlackVue Viewer and expands its fleet management features. 
    Please note that the Viewer is free to download, but you will need a Cloud Business Account to take advantage of the following new features: 

    • Multi Live View : monitor up to four dashcams simultaneously. 
      Simply double-click on a connected dashcam from your list, then in the Live View window, click on the “Division” button to divide the Live View window in four sections. Double-clicking on another dashcam will then add its Live View stream to one of the empty sections.

    blackvue-viewer-pro-multi-live-view

    • GPS Tracking History : access GPS data up to 90 days back.
      Access it by clicking on the GPS Tracking button. You can then access the GPS data logs from the dashcams you have registered, even if they are currently offline.
      GPS data can be exported in a spreadsheet format (.xls) or printed out directly from the Viewer.

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    BlackVue Viewer supports all the latest BlackVue models and is compatible with BlackVue Over the Cloud.
    Note: like the regular BlackVue Viewer, this Viewer contains two applications in one. You can switch between SD Card Viewer and BlackVue Viewer Pro anytime.

    • The SD Card Viewer lets you view recorded videos from your microSD card and modify the settings of your BlackVue, as well as format the card.
    • The BlackVue Viewer Pro lets you enjoy BlackVue Over the Cloud and exclusive fleet management features.

    Important: you must log in with a Cloud Business Account to access fleet-specific functions such as Multi Live View and GPS Tracking History. A regular BlackVue Cloud Account will not give access to those features. For more info, check the Cloud Business Account page.

  • A new review of our flagship BlackVue DR650S-2CH dashcam model was published on Awesome Dad Gear! Awesome Dad Gear’s mission is to “get my hands on as many products as possible, try them out and let my fellow dads know which are good and which are bad”.

    The review includes unboxing and quick installation overview for both the dashcam and Power Magic Pro, complete with pictures. There are also video samples showing off the clear image quality of the BlackVue footage.

    You can read the full review here.

  • One of BlackboxMyCar’s customers sent them this video of a hit and stay caught on BlackVue DR650GW-2CH.
    In the video you can clearly see the owner’s car shaking and hear the impact as a car hits its side.
    But not only does the culprit hit the owner’s car, she also decides to park right in front of it, with everything being recorded by the BlackVue in Parking Mode.

  • This is the firmware for BlackVue DR650S-2CH, DR650S-2CH IR, DR650S-2CH TRUCK.

    Platform: Mac OS

    Languages: 
    English
    Chinese
    Dutch
    French
    German
    Indonesian
    Italian
    Japanese
    Russian
    Spanish
    Thai
    Vietnamese

    For installation, follow the firmware installation instructions at www.blackvue.com/downloads.

    What’s New:

    Version 1.007:

    1) Parking mode release sensitivity increased: users reported cases where the dashcam would stay in Parking Mode for a while after starting to drive. The dashcam should now exit Parking Mode normally.
    2) Brightness default value has been changed to “1” (from “2”).

     

    Version 1.006:

    1) Firmware language integration.

    – 12 languages in one (English, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish,  Thai, Vietnamese.)

    – Language can be selected from the BlackVue App or the BlackVue Viewer.

    – When upgrading the firmware, previously installed language is selected by default.

    2) Added option to toggle “Impact detected in Parking Mode” voice message alert ON/OFF.

    3) Added YouTube Live Support.

     

    Important:

    Make sure to use the latest versions of the BlackVue Viewer and App for full compatibility when installing a new firmware version.

    Go to the DOWNLOADS page to access the latest firmware and installation instructions, or use the BlackVue App to download the firmware to your mobile device and do a Firmware Over-The-Air upgrade via the BLACKVUE WI-FI menu.

     

  • BlackVue’s Moroccan distributor BlackVue Maroc signed a deal with the National Committee for Traffic Accident Prevention (CNPAC in french (check their official website www.cnpac.ma, and their Facebook Page )), a national agency under the Ministry of Transport.

    The goal of the partnership is for the agency to sensitize all road users –from pedestrians to drivers– to road safety. In doing so, the agency will publish videos captured by BlackVue dashcams through multiple media channels including web and TV. Our distributor BlackVue Maroc will be in charge of providing those videos to the agency.

    BlackVue Maroc has been actively promoting safety on the road through their Facebook page and YouTube channel with series of videos captured on the roads of Morocco.

    BlackVue Maroc - CNPAC visit

    Above: BlackVue Maroc – CNPAC Director Benaceur BOULAAJOUL (left) and Abdessadek MAAFA, Chief of Communication and Sensitization Division at CNPAC discuss with Ayoub BELLARAB (right) of BlackVue Maroc.

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  • YouTube review channel High Tech Point has posted a new video review of BlackVue DR750LW-2CH, a 2-channel, full-HD dashcam with touch screen display. Enjoy this video that will surely help you decide if the DR750LW-2CH is “the one” for you!

     

    You can also check the previous review of a BlackVue product by High Tech Point – BlackVue DR650GW-2CH review here.

  • We are proud to share this overview of BlackVue Over the Cloud prepared with Alex at BlackboxMyCar.com!

    In this video, Alex walks us through the basics of BlackVue Over the Cloud, including what equipment you need, what models are compatible, how to hook up your BlackVue with a hotspot, etc.

    Don’t forget to subscribe to the BlackVue official YouTube channel as well as visit the BlackboxMyCar channel and subscribe as well for more videos!

    For more info on BlackVue Over the Cloud, visit the dedicated page on the Official BlackVue Website.

  • This is the firmware for BlackVue DR650S-2CH, DR650S-2CH IR, DR650S-2CH TRUCK.

    Platform: Windows

    Languages: 
    English
    Chinese
    Dutch
    French
    German
    Indonesian
    Italian
    Japanese
    Russian
    Spanish
    Thai
    Vietnamese

    For installation, follow the firmware installation instructions at www.blackvue.com/downloads.

    What’s New:

    Version 1.007:

    1) Parking mode release sensitivity increased: users reported cases where the dashcam would stay in Parking Mode for a while after starting to drive. The dashcam should now exit Parking Mode normally.
    2) Brightness default value has been changed to “1” (from “2”).

     

    Version 1.006:

    1) Firmware language integration.

    – 12 languages in one (English, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish,  Thai, Vietnamese.)

    – Language can be selected from the BlackVue App or the BlackVue Viewer.

    – When upgrading the firmware, previously installed language is selected by default.

    2) Added option to toggle “Impact detected in Parking Mode” voice message alert ON/OFF.

    3) Added YouTube Live Support.

     

    Important:

    Make sure to use the latest versions of the BlackVue Viewer and App for full compatibility when installing a new firmware version.

    Go to the DOWNLOADS page to access the latest firmware and installation instructions, or use the BlackVue App to download the firmware to your mobile device and do a Firmware Over-The-Air upgrade via the BLACKVUE WI-FI menu.

     

  • Dear BlackVue DR650GW Series users, the new firmware addresses key issues you may have encountered when using BlackVue Over the Cloud, so we highly recommend to install this update if you are concerned.

    The new DR650GW Series firmware (version 2.003) brings the following changes:

    This version adds:
    1. Time Zone defaulted to ‘Pacific/Midway Islands’: make sure to update the Time Zone as required.
    2. Fixed issue where users could not retrieve video file list from 128GB microSD cards via BlackVue Over the Cloud.
    3. Fixed issue where “Cloud access failed” voice message was repeated when out of range of Wi-Fi hotspot.
    4. Stability improvements.

    The firmware is available in two versions:

    2-Channel version: for DR650GW-2CH, DR650GW-2CH TRUCK, DR650GW-2CH IR.
    1-Channel version: for DR650GW-1CH.

    To download the firmware:

    With the BlackVue C app:
    Use the BlackVue C app and at the home screen, hit the top-left corner icon to open the sliding menu, then go to “Firmware download”.
    Once downloaded, connect to your BlackVue from the Wi-Fi menu of your iOS or Android device (default password is blackvue), then in the BlackVue C app, enter the BLACKVUE WIFI menu –> Camera Settings –> Firmware upgrade.

    With the BlackVue Viewer for Windows and Mac OS:
    Follow the instructions at www.blackvue.com/downloads.

  • Italian website dedicated to dashcams dashcamitalia.it posted a very detailed, positive review of BlackVue DR650GW-2CH with Over the Cloud service. It’s only part one of three parts total, as we are told – so stay tuned for more! The review is written in Italian and can be read here.

  • One of the most coveted features of BlackVue dashcams is the Parking Mode. Thanks to the Parking Mode, multiple accidents have been caught on camera, helping the Customers prove who the culprit was. 

    We cannot always count on people leaving a note for us to find. But what about cases when there is a note, but it contains false information and there is no way of contacting the person that damaged our vehicle? Well, that’s where BlackVue dashcamera’s Parking Mode steps in.

    In the video shared by our Canadian distributor BlackboxMyCar, we learn that that’s exactly what happened – the note left by a person who caused the accident contained a disconnected phone number! Luckily, his license plate was caught on camera, and the police were able to contact him. BlackVue customer was able to receive the full cost of the repair.

    Watch the video HERE.

    Power your BlackVue in Parking Mode with either Power Magic Pro or Power Magic Battery Pack and rest easy, knowing that your car is being protected even when you’re not around!

  • YouTuber and BlackVue owner Candii Banks posted to their YouTube channel a “close call” video taken at “Death Intersection”.

    It could have been just another close call video, but Candii Banks elaborates further in the comments about the nickname for the dangerous spot. Indeed, the nickname seems appropriate, as our YouTuber goes on posting two more links to videos of similar close calls at the exact same place.

    Maybe those videos could be used to support a request for a redesign of that intersection.

  • At the Formula Drift presented by BlackVue first event in Long Beach, each driver had a BlackVue in their car.

    Here is a first video, from the BlackVue DR650GW-2CH in the car of Long Beach winner Chelsea Denofa.

     

    Did you know?
    If you wonder why the image is a bit shaky, here is the technical explanation: a lot of the Formula Drift cars are tuned to the maximum. In fact, there aren’t many parts left from the original vehicles, as the teams try to optimize every inch of the cars for best drifting performance. That includes the windshields on which the dashcams were installed. In this case, the original windshield was replaced by one made of a light plastic material, which in addition to be lighter, is also more prone to vibrations. Not something most drivers should worry about!

     

  • Dear BlackVue User,
    We have recently updated the firmware of our DR650S-1CH, DR650S-2CH, DR650S-2CH IR, DR650S-2CH TRUCK (version 1.006) dashcam models. Please check below for details.

    What’s New:

    Version 1.006:

    1) Firmware language integration.

    – 12 languages in one (English, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish,  Thai, Vietnamese.)

    – Language can be selected from the BlackVue App or the BlackVue Viewer.

    – When upgrading the firmware, previously installed language is selected by default.

    2) Added option to toggle “Impact detected in Parking Mode” voice message alert ON/OFF.

    3) Added YouTube Live Support.

    Software/App requirements:

    * BlackVue Viewer (Win/Mac) v1.08 and over.

    * BlackVue App (Android/iOS) v2.58 and over.

     

    Important:

    Make sure to use the latest versions of the BlackVue Viewer and App for full compatibility when installing a new firmware version.

    Go to the DOWNLOADS page to access the latest firmware and installation instructions, or use the BlackVue App to download the firmware to your mobile device and do a Firmware Over-The-Air upgrade via the BLACKVUE WI-FI menu.

    For support, visit our Help Center.

  • Dear BlackVue Enthusiasts,

    Thank you for your consistent interest and support on BlackVue.
    An article explaining BlackVue’s DIY installation tips “Tesla Model S BlackVue HD Dashcam Installation Guide” was published last week as the 2nd episode of collaboration project <BlackVue x Tesla> on Teslarati.com.

    In this article, tools that might be useful for installing DR650GW-2CH are listed at the beginning, and the installation tips for front and rear cameras and even the way of organizing the cords are stated after with the clear pictures and detailed explanation.
    3rd epside will go into detailed looks and features of DR650GW-2CH,
    so please stay tuned and wait for the last yet an exciting story in March!

    http://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-s-blackvue-hd-dashcam-installation-guide/

  • This is the firmware for BlackVue DR650S-1CH.

    Platform: Mac OS

    Languages: 
    English
    Chinese
    Dutch
    French
    German
    Indonesian
    Italian
    Japanese
    Russian
    Spanish
    Thai
    Vietnamese

    For installation, follow the firmware installation instructions at www.blackvue.com/downloads.

    What’s New:

    Version 1.007:

    1) Parking mode release sensitivity increased: users reported cases where the dashcam would stay in Parking Mode for a while after starting to drive. The dashcam should now exit Parking Mode normally.
    2) Brightness default value has been changed to “1” (from “2”).

    Version 1.006:

    1) Firmware language integration.

    – 12 languages in one (English, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish,  Thai, Vietnamese.)

    – Language can be selected from the BlackVue App or the BlackVue Viewer.

    – When upgrading the firmware, previously installed language is selected by default.

    2) Added option to toggle “Impact detected in Parking Mode” voice message alert ON/OFF.

    3) Added YouTube Live Support.

     

    Important:

    Make sure to use the latest versions of the BlackVue Viewer and App for full compatibility when installing a new firmware version.

    Go to the DOWNLOADS page to access the latest firmware and installation instructions, or use the BlackVue App to download the firmware to your mobile device and do a Firmware Over-The-Air upgrade via the BLACKVUE WI-FI menu.

  • YouTuber and BlackVue DR650GW-2CH owner Barney Twelveson must have not expected this Honda seemingly overtaking him to suddenly spin out of control in front of his vehicle. Fortunately, our driver got nerves of steel and was able to come to a full stop in record time, avoiding collision. In spite of the spectacular crash, the Honda driver comes out of his car at the end of the video. Here’s to hope he received no grave injury.

  • This is the firmware for BlackVue DR650S-1CH.

    Platform: Windows

    Languages: 
    English
    Chinese
    Dutch
    French
    German
    Indonesian
    Italian
    Japanese
    Russian
    Spanish
    Thai
    Vietnamese

    For installation, follow the firmware installation instructions at www.blackvue.com/downloads.

    What’s New:

    Version 1.007:

    1) Parking mode release sensitivity increased: users reported cases where the dashcam would stay in Parking Mode for a while after starting to drive. The dashcam should now exit Parking Mode normally.
    2) Brightness default value has been changed to “1” (from “2”).

    Version 1.006:

    1) Firmware language integration.

    – 12 languages in one (English, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish,  Thai, Vietnamese.)

    – Language can be selected from the BlackVue App or the BlackVue Viewer.

    – When upgrading the firmware, previously installed language is selected by default.

    2) Added option to toggle “Impact detected in Parking Mode” voice message alert ON/OFF.

    3) Added YouTube Live Support.

     

    Important:

    Make sure to use the latest versions of the BlackVue Viewer and App for full compatibility when installing a new firmware version.

    Go to the DOWNLOADS page to access the latest firmware and installation instructions, or use the BlackVue App to download the firmware to your mobile device and do a Firmware Over-The-Air upgrade via the BLACKVUE WI-FI menu.

  • YouTuber French Bad Drivers has been building a following on YouTube thanks to his compilations of videos captured on his BlackVue DR650GW-1CH (predecessor to the DR650S-1CH). 

    In the video, he encounters multiple tricky, annoying or infuriating situations and close calls while driving in and around Paris, France.

    Although you can hear him live commenting on what’s happening, he somehow manages to keep his cool most of the time! 

    Audio is in French, but all situations are commented with on-screen captions in both French and English. 

    Thanks to him for a nicely edited compilation!

    Check out the video HERE.

  • Dear BlackVue User,
    A new firmware for DR490L-2CH (version 1.1.494) is now available. Please check below for details.

    MODEL CONCERNED:

    • BlackVue DR490L-2CH (Dual Full HD LCD Dashcam)

    WHAT’S NEW:

    • Added possibility to choose time zone in 30-minute increments.

     

    [Firmware Upgrade Guide]

    1. Visit the BlackVue Downloads page at www.blackvue.com/downloads.
    2. On the Downloads page, download the latest firmware for your BlackVue DR490L-2CH dashcam.
    3. Unzip the downloaded firmware (zip file).

    ※ CAUTION: The next step will ask you to format the microSD card. Before doing so, please backup any files present on the microSD card, as the formatting will erase them.

    1. Insert the BlackVue microSD card into your computer and format it (FAT32 format).
    2. Copy the file “bb_dr490l-2ch.bin” to the formatted microSD card.
    3. Insert the microSD card into the dashcam and turn it on to start applying the upgrade.
    4. Once the upgrade is applied, a screen will prompt you to format the microSD card. Confirm to proceed.
    5. After completing the microSD card formatting step, your BlackVue will boot up and start recording.

    [IMPORTANT]

    ※ The microSD card must be formatted in FAT32 format (Note: the BlackVue Viewer formats in FAT32 format).

    ※ After upgrading the firmware, please use the latest version of the BlackVue Viewer to ensure compatibility.

     

    For support, visit our Help Center.

  • Dear BlackVue User,

    We have recently released the firmware of our newest dashcam series, the DR750S Series (DR750S-1CH, DR750S-2CH). 

    *** Please note that most DR750S Series users won’t need to update, but recipients of early test samples sent prior to September 1 may benefit from this release.***

    The firmware is available for Mac OS and Windows and in two bundles: 

    • Multilanguage (11 languages):
      English
      Chinese
      Dutch
      French
      German
      Indonesian
      Italian
      Japanese
      Spanish
      Thai
      Vietnamese
    • Russian:
      Russian only.

    Important:

    Make sure to use the latest versions of the BlackVue Viewer and App for full compatibility when installing a new firmware version.

    Go to the DOWNLOADS page to access the latest firmware and installation instructions, or use the BlackVue App to download the firmware to your mobile device and do a Firmware Over-The-Air upgrade via the BLACKVUE WI-FI menu.

    For support, visit our Help Center.

  • Dear BlackVue User,

    This series of updates is targeted specifically to our customers in The Netherlands and other Dutch-speaking countries.
    We have recently updated the firmware of our latest dashcam models to include support for Dutch language.

    WHAT’S NEW:

    Added support for Dutch language.
    • DR650S Series: version 1.004
    • DR470-2CH: version 1.001
    • DR450-1CH: version 1.004

    NOTE: these updates do not introduce new features or bug fixes, and as such are purely optional.
    Feel free to skip them if you do not need Dutch language support.

    Important:

    Make sure to use the latest versions for the BlackVue Viewer and App for full compatibility with this firmware version.
    As of this release, the minimum requirements are as below:

    • BlackVue App: Android v2.53 / iOS v2.53
    • BlackVue Viewer (Cloud-compatible): Windows v1.04 / Mac OS v1.03
    • BlackVue Legacy Viewer: Windows v2.57 / Mac OS v1.47

    Go to the DOWNLOADS page to access the latest firmware and installation instructions.

    For support, visit our new Help Center.

  • Dear BlackVue Enthusiasts,

    Thank you for your consistent interest and support on BlackVue.
    An article stating dashcams’s importance “Should I get a Dashcam for my Tesla?” was published last week as the 1st episode of collaboration project <BlackVue x Tesla>
    on Teslarati.com, the leading publication on Tesla racing, news and product reviews.
    In this article, 5 points of BlackVue’s strengths and the reason why editor himself has chosen
    BlackVue DR650GW-2CH over other dashcams are simply stressed along with the
    basic information of difference of 1-channel and 2-channel dashcams.
    2nd epside will go into a detailed look at the DR650GW-2CH on the Tesla Model S including installation tips and tricks.
    We will also keep an eye on the upcoming exciting story in February!

    http://www.teslarati.com/get-dash-cam-tesla/

  • BlackVue’s official distributor in Morocco represented the brand during AUTO EXPO 2016 held in Casablanca from May 12 to 22. Not only was AUTO EXPO 2016 a great success, but in the days leading up to the event, they also promoted the brand in multiple ways. First, BlackVue MAROC had equipped two cars with BlackVue dashcams during the FIA World Touring Car Championship WTCC held in Marrakech in Morocco from May 7 to 8, 2016. They also sponsored a quizz with Morocco’s largest online second-hand car market www.MOTEUR.ma, where participants had to guess the name of a car in a BlackVue-recorded video. The winner received his prize on the opening day of AUTO EXPO 2016. During the show, our distributor also did a BlackVue installation on a Hyundai i40 on display. When he was not busy installing dashcams, distributor and General Manager Ayoub Bellarab, who is particularly engaged in raising awareness to road safety issues, spent his time detailing the benefits of using a BlackVue, including giving interviews to magazines laquotidienne.ma and AUTOMEDIA.ma.

    See the pictures below!

    At AUTO EXPO 2016:

    m2 m3 m4 m5 m6

    At FIA World Touring Car Championship WTCC in Marrakech:

    m7

  • Formula Drift is coming, and we give you a free unlimited Live View weekend to celebrate. Try BlackVue Over the Cloud for yourself or find the Drift drivers on the map and check their live dashcam footage with the BlackVue app. BlackVue is the presenting sponsor and official dashcam of Formula Drift Championship. The sixth event in this year’s series will be held in Monroe, WA, August 4 – 5.

    You can visit our joint booth with GReddy Racing booth during all of the FD events this year. Come by, say hello, learn more about our BlackVue products and don’t forget that every event you have a chance to win one of our dashcams! For more information, ask our product specialists at the booth or watch the FD livestream.

    For the whole event weekend, from Friday August 4th to Sunday August 6th (PST), Live View will be accessible without limitation of time to all BlackVue Over the Cloud users. Enjoy Live View to your heart’s content! 

    You can follow your favorite drivers LIVE thanks to BLACKVUE OVER THE CLOUD’s Live View feature. There will be BlackVue dashcams installed inside of the cars and around the track, and you can see the LIVE footage from your home via our BlackVue app! You can also visit Formula Drift’s official Facebook page for live feed straight from BlackVue dashcams installed in the drivers’ cars.

    Formula Drift (PRO) schedule for MONROE:

    Friday, AUGUST 4, 2017

    11:45am – 2:15pm – FD PRO: Qualifying
    2:30pm – 3:30pm – FD PRO: Autograph Signing

    Saturday,  AUGUST 5, 2017
    11:00am – 1:00pm – PRO: Open Practice
    1:15pm – 3:30pm – PRO: MAIN COMPETITION – Top 32
    5:30pm – 7:30pm – PRO: MAIN COMPETITION – Top 16
    7:45pm – 8:00pm – TROPHY CEREMONY & CLOSING

    (more info: formulad.com)

    Note: if your account does not show the additional Live View time during that period, log out and log in again to your BlackVue Over the Cloud account.

    Disclaimer: Should the service reach overcapacity due to a sudden large influx of users, we cannot guarantee 100% stability. In advance, we thank you for your understanding.

  • This is the User’s Manual for the BlackVue DR750S-2CH dashcam.

  • This is the manual for the BlackVue App for iOS/Android (featuring BlackVue Over the Cloud).

    Please note: as the app gets regularly updated, the latest app version may differ from the manual.

  • This is the manual for the BlackVue App for iOS/Android (featuring BlackVue Over the Cloud).

    Please note: as the app gets regularly updated, the latest app version may differ from the manual.

  • Everything you need to know about installing a BlackVue in your Tesla

    YouTuber DÆrik published a video that is a must-watch for all Tesla owners – a complete install of the BlackVue DR650S-2CH dashcam. It’s obviously not his first time installing a BlackVue, and he mentioned the video came at long last after many requests from his YouTube followers. We thank him for taking the time to make this video, which is extremely thorough. 

    Install level : Pro

    As pointed out by several commentators, there are lots of intricacies shown here–because this install is as clean as they come–and a level of detail rarely seen in install tutorials. That doesn’t mean it’s hard to follow though, as  DÆrik takes the time to show and explain everything he does. The video includes useful tips, such as how to handle the wiring, positioning of the camera and a quick walk through the BlackVue app (available for Android/iOS).

    You can watch the video by clicking the thumbnail above or here.

    Important!

    Of course a word of caution is necessary here before you decide to do the same on your car, as with this method you are on your own. Indeed, if you cut the power cable you will lose the fuse integrated in the 12V accessory power male connector of the dashcam.
    This is why we recommend hardwiring your dashcam using the Power Magic Pro or use the Power Magic Battery Pack
    In this case, especially with the massive battery capacity of the Tesla, it would also be possible to use the Hardwiring Power Cable.

  • Dear BlackVue Users,

    Our Cloud server will be undergoing scheduled maintenance.  During that time the Cloud features may be unavailable.

    Please refer to our Facebook Page/Twitter for updates in case of extended downtime.

    Expected maintenance start time:

    • June 27, 2017, Tuesday – 10:00 AM, Korea Standard Time (KST)
    • June 26, 2017, Monday – 5:00 PM, Pacific Time (PT)
    • June 26, 2017, Monday – 8:00 PM, Eastern Time (ET)
    • June 27, 2017, Tuesday – 1:00 AM, Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

    Expected duration: 2 hours.

  • American famous news broadcasting company, NewsWatch TV, made BlackVue’s new release, DR600GW-HD and DR650GW-2CH, talk-of-the-town on October 30th’s episode.
    NewsWatch explained that the connection between the smartphone and the device through Wi-Fi makes BlackVue the strongest within the market.
    Moreover, 64GB memory support, much larger than the competition, as well as the feature that you can take the video and save it, trim it, and share it on social media in real-time also are another two unique features that make BlackVue to be outstanding in the dashcam industry.

     

  • This is the manual for the BlackVue App for iOS/Android (featuring BlackVue Over the Cloud).

    Please note: as the app gets regularly updated, the latest app version may differ from the manual.

  • Pittasoft, the manufacturer of BlackVue dashcams and accessories, is pleased to invite you to ISC WEST 2016, the largest security industry trade show in the U.S. Come visit us from April 6th to 8th, 2016 at ISC WEST 2016, booth #4054 in Sands Expo Center, Las Vegas!

    ISC West is the leading physical security event to unite the entire security channel, from dealers, installers, integrators, specifiers, consultants and end-users of physical, network and IT products. With over 1,000 exhibitors and brands, spanning hundreds of product categories, it’s the Must-Attend event for the global security industry. ISC West is where the security community gathers to see new products and technologies first, to network with other security professionals, and to stay on top of emerging security risks with cutting edge education.

    During ISC WEST 2016 in Las Vegas, Pittasoft will showcase its outstanding, Wi-Fi enabled BlackVue dashcams and fleet management solution that includes BlackVue Over the Cloud feature. Powerful and discreet, BlackVue dashboard cameras embrace the connected-car trend with their Wi-Fi connectivity and Cloud compatibility. They provide the perfect security solution for your car as they let you monitor your vehicle anytime you want, anywhere you are.

    See you at ISC West 2016!

  • This is the manual for the BlackVue App for iOS/Android (featuring BlackVue Over the Cloud).

    Please note: as the app gets regularly updated, the latest app version may differ from the manual.

  • Some dashcam videos can be hard to describe.

    Case in point with this video posted by YouTuber T M26, which got more than 4.5 million views in less than ten days: a BMW driver suddenly tries to take over our BlackVue DR650S-2CH owner from the right (see rear camera), then forces his way back on the right lane, only to grab the traffic barrier, his right-side wheels losing contact with the road, the BMW ending up stuck accross the traffic barrier.

    All this happening right behind a school bus, which the BMW seems to have made contact with.

    Oh, and for some reason the BMW driver is the one who seems the most angry about the whole situation.

    You’ll probably want to re-watch the clip a few times –looking at both front and rear cameras– trying to grasp what happened and what that driver was thinking.

    Fortunately nobody got hurt, but it’s a dangerous world out there, better drive protected!

  • This is the firmware for BlackVue DR750S-2CH.

    Platform: Mac OS

    Languages: 
    English
    Chinese
    Dutch
    French
    German
    Indonesian
    Italian
    Japanese
    Spanish
    Thai
    Vietnamese

    For installation, follow the firmware installation instructions at www.blackvue.com/downloads.

    What’s New:

    Version 1.000:

    Original firmware release.

     

    Important:

    Make sure to use the latest versions of the BlackVue Viewer and App for full compatibility when installing a new firmware version.

    Go to the DOWNLOADS page to access the latest firmware and installation instructions, or use the BlackVue App to download the firmware to your mobile device and do a Firmware Over-The-Air upgrade via the BLACKVUE WI-FI menu.

     

  • This is the manual for the BlackVue App for iOS/Android (featuring BlackVue Over the Cloud).

    Please note: as the app gets regularly updated, the latest app version may differ from the manual.

  • YouTuber DesertGoon is definitely a prolific videographer and last week he came back with a second compilation of awesome car spotting. More GTR and Porsche? Count us in!

    See also his previous compilation.

  • You never know when having a dashcam, such as BlackVue, may come in handy. For Cameron Centers from Monroe, Ohio, such situation occurred not that long ago when he left his 2009 Nissan 370Z sports car in a shop for a paint job.

    He was truly surprised because of what his BlackVue DR650GW-2CH captured – apparently the pair of auto detailers took his car for a spin, causing over $5,000 in damages.

    The BlackVue customer tried to settle with the shop, but since that didn’t go well, he’s now talked to police and plans to file charges.

    Read more about it here (video included), and thank you Cameron for sharing the news with us!

  • This is the manual for the BlackVue App for iOS/Android (featuring BlackVue Over the Cloud).

    Please note: as the app gets regularly updated, the latest app version may differ from the manual.

  • Volvo Dashcam is a prolific YouTuber documenting bad driving in Sweden at the wheel of a Volvo equipped with a BlackVue dashcam. Episode #84 features a brand new intro and as always, the video is full of on-screen comments and beautiful sceneries.

     

  • This is the manual for the BlackVue App for iOS/Android (featuring BlackVue Over the Cloud).

    Please note: as the app gets regularly updated, the latest app version may differ from the manual.

  • Everyday driving made fun

    Swedish YouTuber and BlackVue owner Trucker Dashcam captures a lot of footage on his DR650GW-2CH with interior IR. While you should not expect gruesome crashes or spectacular pileups, which the YouTuber makes clear in the video descriptions, his videos are still fun to watch. Trucker Dashcam manages to make everyday driving situations entertaining through witty editing and tongue-in-cheek humor.

    More than one million YouTube channel views

    His channel recently passed one million YouTube view, so congratulations on the effort, and we wish to share his rides for another million views and beyond!

    For more, make sure to check out the Trucker Dashcam channel.

  • This is the manual for the BlackVue App for iOS/Android (featuring BlackVue Over the Cloud).

    Please note: as the app gets regularly updated, the latest app version may differ from the manual.

  • An update to the BlackVue C app is now available in Google Play/Apple App Store.
    iOS: version 2.000.
    Android: version 2.00.
    This update features a number of design, functionality and stability improvements. Make sure to update your app to the current version to enjoy the following new and improved features:

     

     

  • YouTuber Volvo Dashcam is very active on his channel, where he posts compilations of footage captured by his BlackVue dashcams, spiced up with on-screen graphics and commentary.

    In addition to posting his own videos, he also includes samples submitted to him by other users.

    It’s always well-presented, entertaining and we would say it has an educational value as well!

  • This is the manual for the BlackVue App for iOS/Android (featuring BlackVue Over the Cloud).

    Please note: as the app gets regularly updated, the latest app version may differ from the manual.

  • This footage posted by YouTuber FoxStang does not involve a crash, but still makes you want to equip yourself with a BlackVue, just in case!

    When a car gets rear-ended, the following vehicle generally gets the blame, even if they might have tried to keep safe distances and the front vehicle is actually at fault.

    Here is a perfect example of this, with a car brake checking for no apparent reason, with no car to be seen ahead of it, all while driving on what is supposed to be the fast lane.

    Our BlackVue owner here reacted quickly enough to avoid the crash.

    Unfortunately, as commentators pointed out, the ill-intentioned driver probably trapped another driver who didn’t have a dashcam in their car.

    In those occasions, having a BlackVue in your car will definitely give you peace of mind.

  • This is the User’s Manual for the BlackVue DR750S-2CH dashcam.

  • Dear BlackVue User,
    A new firmware for DR490-2CH (version 1.1.476) is now available. Please check below for details.

    MODEL CONCERNED:

    • BlackVue DR490-2CH (Dual Full HD Dashcam)

    WHAT’S NEW:

    1. Adds possibility to choose time zone in 30 minutes increments.
    2. Fixes an issue where the dashcam would take longer than usual to exit Parking Mode or turn on Parking Mode while driving in very slow traffic.

    [Firmware Upgrade Guide]

    1. Download the firmware for your BlackVue DR490-2CH dashcam.
    2. Unzip the downloaded firmware (zip file).

      ※ CAUTION: The next step will ask you to format the microSD card. Before doing so, please backup any files present on the microSD card, as the formatting will erase them.

    3. Insert the BlackVue microSD card into your computer and format it (FAT32 format).
    4. Copy the file “bb_dr490-2ch.bin” to the formatted microSD card.
    5. Insert the microSD card into the dashcam and turn it on to start applying the upgrade.
    6. After completing upgrade, your BlackVue will boot up and start recording.

    [IMPORTANT]

    ※ The microSD card must be formatted in FAT32 format (Note: the BlackVue Viewer formats in FAT32 format).

    ※ After upgrading the firmware, please use the latest version of the BlackVue Viewer to ensure compatibility.

     

    For support, visit our Help Center.

  • This is the User’s Manual for the BlackVue DR750S-2CH dashcam.

  • ‘Wow! Gadgets’ released the blackvue animation advertisement with Chinese New Year message.

     

  • The Dashcam Store released a new informational video series about our BlackVue products. The series not only introduces the BlackVue models, but also covers such issues as the installation process and how to use the new app, BlackVue C, which includes BlackVue Over the Cloud service.

    Episode 1:
    ∙ Main Features of all BlackVue Products
    ∙ DR3500-FHD Overview
    ∙ DR650GW-2CH and DR650GW-1CH Series Overview
    ∙ DR650GW-2CH TRUCK Overview
    ∙ DR750LW-2CH Overview

    Don’t forget to subscribe to our BlackVue Newsletter for all the news and updates!

  • This is the User’s Manual for the BlackVue DR750S-2CH dashcam.

  • This is the User’s Manual for the BlackVue DR750S-2CH dashcam.

  • UBC student Alex Jang has started a dashboard camera business that is protecting the truth in car accidents.
    “Is it time they became a standard feature?”

    http://globalnews.ca/video/1126831/dashboard-camera-debate

  • If you happen to be into dashcams AND read Italian, we’ve got the perfect article for you. Florida and Italy-based ALL MOBILE WORLD have posted an unboxing review for the BlackVue DR650GW-2CH with Cloud packaging and Power Magic Pro.

    Check out the article here and video.

  • As you might now, today, Friday, August 5th, is the first day of Formula Drift Round 6! This time we’re meeting in Monroe, WA, to see who takes the first place. On Friday you can enjoy open practice and qualifying by all the PRO drivers in the afternoon. If you are at the event, don’t forget to drop by our BlackVue booth – as usual, many chances to win a BlackVue dashcam or buy our new BlackVue DR650S Series and accessories with a huge discount!

    Don’t worry if you are not at the event, though – you can still enjoy watching your favorite drivers drift – all you need is our BlackVue C app (available for free for Android/iOS; tutorial). Thanks to BlackVue dashcams installed in drivers’ cars and the BlackVue Over the Cloud feature – you can watch them LIVE regardless of where you are! On top of that, it’s a Free Live View weekend – wich means you can use the Live View feature in the BlackVue C app to check in on the drivers or your own camera without any limitations this weekend! Happy driving!

     

    Formula Drift (PRO) schedule for MONROE:

    Friday, August 5, 2016
    3:15pm – 5:30pm Qualifying: All drivers

    Saturday, August 6, 2016
    12:00pm – 1:30pm Open practice
    1:40pm – 3:30pm Main competition: Round of 32
    5:30pm – 7:30pm Main competition: Round of 16

    (more info: formulad.com)

     

  • Dear BlackVue Users,

    Our Cloud server will be undergoing scheduled maintenance.  During that time the Cloud features may be unavailable.

    Please refer to our Facebook Page/Twitter for updates in case of extended downtime.

    Expected maintenance start time:

    • August 2, 2017, Wedsnesday – 2:00 PM, Korea Standard Time (KST)
    • August 1, 2017, Tuesday – 9:00 PM, Pacific Time (PT)
    • August 2, 2017, Wednesday – 12:00 AM, Eastern Time (ET)
    • August 2, 2017, Wedsnesday – 5:00 AM, Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

    Expected duration: 30 minutes.

  • This is the User’s Manual for the BlackVue DR750S-2CH dashcam.

  • The Dashcam Store released a new informational video series about our BlackVue products. The series not only introduces the BlackVue models, but also covers such issues as the installation process and how to use the new app, BlackVue C, which includes BlackVue Over the Cloud service.

    Episode 2:
    ∙ Component Placement during Installation
    ∙ Mounting & Installation Guide for Power Magic Pro
    ∙ Installation Guide for DR650GW-2CH (Front and Rear Camera)
    ∙ Dealing with the Lose Wiring

    Don’t forget to subscribe to our BlackVue Newsletter for all the news and updates!

  • The short video uploaded by our US distributor, The Dashcam Store, shows a rather unusual setup of BlackVue dashcams aimed at rideshare (such as Uber/Lyft) drivers!

    According to The Dashcam Store, it’s best to go with the BlackVue DR650S-2CH-IR (for  front and interior recording with night-vision) and then go with the BlackVue DR450-1CH for Full HD recording for rear recording. In the video you can see the finished setup – two dashcams  in a Honda Accord for a local rideshare driver. The installation was done locally by The Dashcam Store.

    Watch the video by clicking the thumbnail above or by clicking here!

  • This is the User’s Manual for the BlackVue DR750S-2CH dashcam.

  • This is the manual for the BlackVue App for iOS/Android (featuring BlackVue Over the Cloud).

    Please note: as the app gets regularly updated, the latest app version may differ from the manual.

  • Dear BlackVue Users,  

    Our Cloud server will be undergoing scheduled maintenance.  During that time you might experience some issues while using the Cloud features. 

    Please refer to our Facebook Page/Twitter for updates in case of extended downtime.  
    Expected maintenance start time:

    • Jan. 18, 2017, Wednesday – 10:00 AM, Korea Standard Time (KST)
    • Jan. 17, 2017, Tuesday – 5:00 PM, Pacific Time (PT)
    • Jan. 17, 2017, Tuesday – 8:00 PM, Eastern Time (ET)
    • Jan. 18, 2017, Wednesday – 1:00 AM, Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

    Expected duration: 2 hours.

     

  • This is the User’s Manual for the BlackVue DR750S-2CH dashcam.

  • The Dashcam Store released a new informational video series about our BlackVue products. The series not only introduces the BlackVue models, but also covers such issues as the installation process and how to use the new app, BlackVue C, which includes BlackVue Over the Cloud service.

    Episode 3:
    ∙ Introduction to BlackVue C with BlackVue Over the Cloud service
    ∙ BlackVue C LiveView Feature
    ∙ Camera Settings (Time Zone, Motion Detection, Speed Units, Security LED)

    Don’t forget to subscribe to our BlackVue Newsletter for all the news and updates!

  • Having a BlackVue monitoring your car while away can save you a lot of money.
    In this video posted on YouTube channel DragTimes, a Tesla owner recounts the story of how the footage from his BlackVue led to the arrest of a thief, recovery of his stolen valuables, and saved him more than $2,000-worth of repairs!

    Thanks to DragTimes for sharing this experience.

  • Dear BlackVue Users,

    A new version of the BlackVue Viewer (Windows/Mac OS) is now available for download. This version fixes a few issues found on Windows and Mac OS versions, and adds Japanese-language video tutorials.

    What’s new in version 1.07:

    Windows:

    1. Bug fixes and improvements.
    2. Added video tutorials in Japanese.
    3. When opening the application, the SD Card Viewer is now displayed by default.

     

    Mac OS X (10.10 and above): 

    1. Fixed window-resizing error.
    2. Stabilization and improvements.
    3. Added video tutorials in Japanese.
    4. When opening the application, the SD Card Viewer is now displayed by default.

     

    Supported Models Supported Version
    DR650GW-1/2CH All Firmware Versions
    DR650S-1/2CH All Firmware Versions
    DR450-1CH Firmware from Version v1.004 and up
    DR430-2CH Firmware from Version v1.001 and up
    DR470-2CH Firmware from Version v1.001 and up
    DR490L-2CH All Firmware Versions

    For more information, visit the BlackVue Viewer page.

     

  • This is the User’s Manual for the BlackVue DR750S-2CH dashcam.

  • Pittasoft, the manufacturer of BlackVue dashcams and accessories, is pleased to invite you to SEMA 2016, the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world. Come visit us from November 1st to 4th, 2016 at SEMA 2016, booth #11931 in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

    SEMA draws the industry’s brightest minds and hottest products to one place, the Las Vegas Convention Center. In addition, the SEMA Show provides attendees with educational seminars, product demonstrations, special events, networking opportunities and more.

    The 2015 SEMA Show drew more than 60,000 domestic and international buyers. The displays are segmented into 12 sections, and a New Products Showcase featured nearly 2,500 newly introduced parts, tools and components. In addition, the SEMA Show provides attendees with educational seminars, product demonstrations, special events, networking opportunities and more.

    This year we would love to meet with existing and potential partners willing to develop the BlackVue brand in North America and beyond. Our Heads of Sales will be flying from our Seoul headquarters to welcome you at the BlackVue booth, as well as our Planning and Marketing managers.

    Contact sales@pittasoft.com and marketing@pittasoft.com for any inquiry and to book meetings ahead of the show.

    See you in Vegas!

     

    Floor Plan

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  • This is the User’s Manual for the BlackVue DR750S-2CH dashcam.

  • The Dashcam Store released a new informational video series about our BlackVue products. The series not only introduces the BlackVue models, but also covers such issues as the installation process and how to use the new app, BlackVue C, which includes BlackVue Over the Cloud service.

    Episode 4:
    ∙ BlackVue C Demo
    ∙ Live Remote View (Front & Rear)
    ∙ Event Recording Displayed on Stored File List
    ∙ Uploading to Cloud Storage
    ∙ Recording Preview

    NOTE: The demo shows a pre-release (beta) version of BlackVue C app.

    Don’t forget to subscribe to our BlackVue Newsletter for all the news and updates!

  • This is the User’s Manual for the BlackVue DR750S-2CH dashcam.

  • As you can see from this video captured by his in-car BlackVue, Juha Rintanen’s chase against Ryan Tuerck didn’t end well, but the Finnish driver went out in style!
    As he puts it himself: Go hard or go home!

  • This is the User’s Manual for the BlackVue DR750S-2CH dashcam.

  • Dear BlackVue Customer,

    This year was very special to our company. A few months ago we released a new feature, called BlackVue Over the Cloud, designed to make the BlackVue experience even more enjoyable. Now you can connect to your dashcam from anywhere, anytime.