The dash camera has become quite popular now, and it is inevitable that you will encounter some thorny problems in the process of using it. This article introduces how to solve some of the malfunctions of the driving recorder.

The driving recorder is an instrument that records related information such as images and sounds during the driving of the vehicle. After installing the dash camera, it can record the video images and sounds of the whole process of the car driving, which can provide evidence for traffic accidents. Every vehicle will be installed. So how should we solve the problem when the driving recorder fails? This article will from the  introduce you to the driving recorder in detail following four aspects.

Frequently Asked Questions and Suggestions for dash cam

How to choose a dash camera

Buying mistakes

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Frequently Asked Questions and Suggestions for dash cam

1. The crash problem

This is a common problem, and there are many reasons for the crash. The usual solution is to restart the recorder, or pull out the memory card and press the reset button.

2. Stop shooting by yourself

This situation may be that the memory card is full. At this time, you must manually delete the previous recording, and at the same time, you can set the machine to cycle recording function, which can avoid the trouble of manual deletion.

3. The video file is stuck

This kind of situation occurs because the memory card has an error when storing data or there is a problem with the memory card itself. In this case, you can format the memory card, or select SD when selecting the video resolution, or replace the memory card with a high speed.

4. The brightness contrast of the captured image is huge

The reason is generally caused by the large contrast of the external scene light, which affects the automatic exposure function of the machine itself. At this time, you need to adjust the sensitivity of the machine itself.

5. The filming video appears foggy

Check whether the lens film is torn off, or because the lens or the windshield of the vehicle body is dirty. No problem as above, restart the machine.

How to choose a dash camera

1. Clarity

A sufficiently clear video can be used as strong evidence. Generally, 1080P resolution is sufficient. A lower-resolution video is too blurry to be of little value, and a video that is too clear occupies too much storage.

Ensure that the pedestrian’s face can be clearly observed or the license plate number of the vehicle when meeting the car is sufficient.

2. Cyclic input function

In addition to clarity, you must also pay attention to choosing a driving recorder for loop recording. When the memory card is full, the memory card is not replaced in time due to negligence, which often results in not being recorded in time when an emergency occurs, which makes the driving record. The instrument is meaningless.

The cyclically recorded driving recorder can rewrite repeatedly when the memory card is full, and the newly recorded video will overwrite the previous video without letting go of any possible situation.

3. A wider perspective

Car scratches are usually on both sides of the body, so it is useless to only see the driving recorder in front.

It is recommended to choose a wide angle above 140 degrees. In order to avoid image distortion, it is best to choose a fisheye lens. A wider wide-angle field of view and a more stable adsorption are all very important aspects.

4. Security and stability

The safety and stability of the driving recorder is also very important. When a car is driving, it will encounter various complicated road conditions. There will be heavy winds and heavy rains and bumpy mountain roads. The driving recorder must work under different conditions and conditions. Able to record video stably.

At the same time, it is necessary to ensure that it can still be used normally after the power is off, so that every moment will not be missed.

5. Night shots are clear

When shooting at night, if the clarity is not enough, and the license plates and road signs that are a little farther away are not clearly photographed, the effect of the driving recorder will be greatly reduced.

It is necessary to take a long view and take a clear shot at night. This is not only a problem of clarity, but also involves factors such as lens design. Therefore, when choosing a recorder, you should also pay attention to the product's low illuminance, sensitivity, pixels, and fill light performance.

Buying mistakes

1. The wider the wide angle of the driving recorder, the better

This is not necessarily true. Sometimes the larger the wide-angle, the picture will be distorted.

2. A dual lens is better than a single lens

The dual-lens driving recorder has certain requirements for the processing capacity of the machine chip, and the cheap chips used by some manufacturers cannot guarantee the normal operation of the dual-lens recorder.

3. The more features the better

Many people want to buy a multi-function driving recorder, which means that one machine can be used for multiple purposes. In fact, if the multi-function machine is incorrectly selected, it is easy to enter the pit. The picture effect is poor and the machine life is short.

4. The driving recorder can monitor the parking for 24 hours

In fact, many driving recorders are single-lens. If there are no street lights around at night, the shooting will be unclear, and it is difficult to achieve 24-hour parking monitoring. For those who have requirements, it is really unnecessary.

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What is frequency on dash cam?

Many cameras and dash cams on the market now provide the 50hz and 60hz frequency options. If you are using the dashcam in the United States, simply change the frequency to 60hz, and then you can safely use your dashcam. You can easily adjust the video frequencies of Acumen XR10 through Home-Settings-Frequency.

What is the best resolution for dash cam?

4K is a great resolution if you really want the best quality footage of your driving, and you're going to do most of your driving during the day time. Be sure to get a large memory card though. if you'll need high quality footage at night as well, for the time being we recommend you stick with a 1080p camera.

Should I mute my Dash Cam?

If the dash cam is only recording video but no audio, you would be fine. Does the camera have a mute function? If so, mute it when you will not be in the car. If you didn't mute the recording and got some juicy footage–including audio–of your car being thrashed, you might still have some decent defenses.

Do dash cams record car conversations?

Yes, Dash Cameras record audio to compliment the video recordings, with many featuring built-in microphones and speakers. This will record audio in the vehicle when driving, which can be used to support evidence in the result of an incident.

Do Dashcams record speed?

GPS records accurate speed and location data for your Dash Cam while you're driving. This will keep track of your vehicle's physical location, to show the route travelled, and the speed you are going. This can be vital in pinpointing exactly where an incident has happened, which can be crucial in an insurance claim.

Are Dash Cam speeds accurate?

Are dash cams legal? Yes, dash cams are legal on UK roads. You don't need any special permission to use them. Simply plug in your dash cam and that's it.

The driving recorder is a necessary safety guarantee for our driving. In recent years, the resolution of the driving recorder is gradually improving. The continuous advancement of technology has given everyone more choices.

What everyone needs to know is that as a recorder that protects our driving interests at all times, the expensive one is not necessarily good, and the most important is the right one.