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4K For the Win! Best Settings for the BlackVue DR970X-2CH 4K UHD Dash Cam

BlackVue’s best 4K dash cam just got better with the DR970X - and we are here to provide you with our highly recommended settings to ensure your best 4K dash cam experience!

The BlackVue DR970X: Our Recommended Settings

Video Quality Settings

Resolution: 4K UHD@30 + FHD@30

Resolution and frame rate is fixed at "4K UHD@30 + FHD@30". This means the front camera records 4K UHD video at 30 frames per second, and the rear camera records Full HD video at 30 frames per second.

Video segment length: 1 minute

Video segment length is fixed at 1 minute.

Image quality: Highest

You can adjust the recording image quality (bit rate) settings.

      • Highest (Extreme) (Front: 25 Mbit/s, Rear: 10 Mbit/s)
      • Highest (12 Mbit/s) (Front: 12 Mbit/s, Rear: 10 Mbit/s)
      • High (10 Mbit/s) (Front: 10 Mbit/s, Rear: 8 Mbit/s)  
      • Normal (8 Mbit/s) (Front: 8 Mbit/s, Rear: 6 Mbit/s)

Note: Increasing the image quality will increase the size of the video files.

Voice recording: ON

When turned off, the dash cam does not record audio.

GPS location recording: ON

When it is off, the GPS location is not recorded. Note that turning it off will not disable some convenient features such as time correction, speed display, and other speed-related events.

CAMERA ROTATION

Front camera rotation: Your Preference

If you installed the front camera in a flipped position, use this setting to rotate the front camera image 180°.

Rear camera orientation: Your Preference

Use this setting to rotate the rear camera image 180° or mirror the video.

Video overlay: ON

If disabled, date & time, speed unit, and user text overlay will not be overlaid on recorded videos.

Date & time display: ON

Turn on/off the date and time display on videos.

Speed unit: Your Preference

Select km/h, MPH, or turn off.

User text overlay: Your Preference

You can create a user text overlay of up to 20 characters using a combination of English letters (A – Z, a – z), numbers (0 – 9), and symbols (:;‘/+-_()$#). The text is overlaid in the top-left corner of the recorded videos.

The BlackVue DR970X: Recording mode settings

Normal recording: ON

When turned on, the camera records continuously in a loop and records event files in normal mode. When turned off, the camera only records event videos in normal mode.

Parking mode recording: ON

If enabled, the dash cam switches from normal mode to parking mode when the vehicle is turned off (ACC) or stationary for 5 minutes (G-Sensor). We prefer Motion & Impact detection due to its increased energy efficiency in low motion situations.

Rear camera recording in parking mode: ON

When turned on, the front and rear camera record together. When turned off, the rear camera stops recording 5 minutes after entering parking mode. Rear camera recording restarts when entering normal mode.

Battery Protection (Hardwiring Power Cable installation only): ON

When the battery protection is on, power is supplied to your BlackVue while the vehicle is off (ACC off) and also prevents the vehicle from battery discharge while it is parked. When enabled, BlackVue will automatically power down according to the set cut-off timer and voltage.

The BlackVue DR970X: System Settings

Time: Your Preference

Select your time zone to auto-sync with GPS time or you can set the time and date manually after enabling Manual time setting.

LED

Recording status: ON

You can turn the recording status LED on/off.

Front security (Normal mode): ON

You can turn the front security LED on/off for normal mode.

Front security (Parking mode): ON

You can turn the front security LED on/off for parking mode.

Rear security: ON

You can turn the rear security LED on/off.

LTE (Parking mode): ON

You can turn the LTE LED on/off for parking mode.

Touch Sensor: ON

You can turn on/off the touch sensor. Pressing the touch sensor triggers manual recording.

Wi-Fi (Parking mode): ON

You can turn the Wi-Fi LED on/off for parking mode

Note on LED lights:

For the front camera the GPS LED lights blue when on, and blinks blue when turning off.

When in recording mode, lights orange when in normal mode, red when an event has been recorded or manual recording has started, and green in parking mode when motion is detected.

For Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and LTE, lights yellow when LTE is connected, white when Wi-Fi is connected and blinks yellow slowly when Bluetooth is paired.

Voice Guidance: Your Preference

You can turn on/off specific voice guidance prompts of your preference, from prompts when you return to your vehicle to prompts when an impact is detected.

Volume: Your Preference

You can adjust the volume of the voice guidance (announcements).

Scheduled Reboot: ON

The dash cam reboots automatically once-a-day if in parking mode at the set time for improved stability. If the dash cam is recording at the set time, the scheduled reboot is skipped. You can enable/disable and change the time for scheduled rebooting. Default time is 03:00 am.

FW language: Your Preference

You can change the language of your dash cam, with full voice guidance for your preferred language.

Note on formatting:

To format, press and hold the format button for 5 seconds, and after a beep, release the button. Then, press again and hold for 5 seconds and release the button after a beep.

The BlackVue DR970X: Event Trigger Settings

MANUAL RECORDING

Manual recording: Your Preference

You can turn the Manual recording feature on/off.  

Live event upload: ON

Enabling Live event upload automatically uploads manual recording files to the cloud to the live-event upload tab.

 

DRIVING IMPACT

Driving impact: Your Preference

When the G-sensor detects significant or sudden movement (such as an impact or collision) it will trigger an event recording. You can adjust the sensitivity so minor incidents and bumps don’t trigger an event recording.

Live event upload: ON

Enabling Live event upload automatically uploads driving impact files to the live-event upload tab of the cloud.

Beep alert: ON

Enable Beep alert to hear a beep alert when a driving impact has occurred.

 

PARKING IMPACT

Live event upload: ON

Enabling Live event upload automatically uploads parking impact files to the live-event tab of the cloud.

Parking impact history alert: Your Preference

Parking impact history alert voice alert notifies when exiting parking mode. If an impact had been detected during parking mode, it ignores any impact detected within three minutes before exiting.

Protect Event Files: ON

Turning on this option will protect the following recording types and stop them from being overwritten by newer recordings.

Reckless driving unit: Your Preference

Select km/h or MPH unit to use for Speed alert, Hard acceleration, Hard braking, and Hard cornering.

 

SPEED ALERT

Speed alert: ON

When enabled, an event file is recorded when the car exceeds the set speed limit.

Live event upload: ON

Enabling Live event upload automatically uploads speed alerts to the live-event tab of the BlackVue cloud.

Beep alert: ON

Enable Beep alert to hear beep alert when speed alert has occurred.

 

HARD ACCELERATION EVENT

Hard acceleration event: ON

When enabled, an event file is recorded when the camera detects a rate of acceleration per second above the set threshold value.

Live event upload: ON

Enabling Live event upload automatically uploads hard acceleration event files to the live-event tab of the cloud.

Beep alert: ON

Enable Beep alert to hear beep alert when Hard acceleration event has occurred.

 

HARD BRAKING EVENT

Hard braking event: ON

When enabled, an event file is recorded when the camera detects a speed reduction of more than the set threshold value.

Live event upload: ON

Enabling Live event upload automatically uploads hard breaking event filtes to the live-event tab of the cloud.

Beep alert: ON

Enable Beep alert to hear beep alert when Hard braking event has occurred.

 

HARD CORNERING EVENT

Hard cornering event: ON

When enabled, an event file is recorded when more than 60 degrees is detected within 2 seconds while driving above the set threshold value.

Live event upload: ON

Enabling Live event upload automatically uploads hard cornering event files to the live-event tab of the BlackVue cloud.

Beep alert: ON

Enable Beep alert to hear beep alert when Hard cornering event has occurred.

 

VIDEO SOURCE

Front camera: ON

When enabled, recorded videos from the front camera upload event files to live event upload storages.

Rear camera: Your Preference

When enabled, recorded videos from the rear camera upload event files to live event upload storages.

The BlackVue DR970X: Camera Connectivity Settings

Camera Wi-Fi credentials: Your Preference

You can change the dash cam’s SSID and Wi-Fi login password.

Wi-Fi band: 5GHz

Choose between 5GHz or 2.4GHz for your Wi-Fi band connection preference.

Seamless pairing: ON

When disabled, connecting the camera by seamless pairing is disabled. Seamless pairing uses a bluetooth connection from the camera to assist in the pairing process, making it easier than previous pairing methods.

Hotspot settings: Your Preference

Choose your Wi-Fi hotspot from the list and enter the password. The camera will use the selected Wi-Fi hotspot to connect to the cloud.

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