Absolutely! We get it, there will be times when you need to disable loop recording. The default normal driving recording setting of most dash cams is 30FPS, meaning every 1 second of video is made up of 30 images stitched together in sequence. There is a way to tell the dash cam to take only a couple of snapshots every second or two instead of 30 - the function is called Time Lapse Recording.
Time-lapse recording ensures the dash cam continues to capture events happening around your car, but with fewer files and only a fraction of storage space. Like normal driving snapshots, time-lapse images are also strung together to create a video that can be played back at the standard 30FPS. Of course, the more snapshots the dash cam makes, the smoother the video - that is why time-lapse videos always appear to roll faster, and often jumpier, than normal 30FPS videos.
Time-lapse mode is typically integrated with the dash cam’s parking mode function to record time-lapsed videos while your car is parked, especially if you regularly park in a busy parking lot that would constantly trigger your dash cam’s motion detectors. All the dash cams we carry at BlackboxMyCar come with Time Lapse parking mode.