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What is the Thinkware PC/Mac Viewer?

How to review your recorded footage from your Thinkware dash cam

Thinkware PC/Mac Viewer

For those of you who have a Thinkware dash cam installed in their cars, there are a few ways to watch your recorded footage.

Since Thinkware dash cams like the F200 Pro, Q1000, U1000, and the all-new U3000 are built without a screen, you will have to use the dedicated Thinkware app for smartphones, or the Thinkware PC / Mac viewer to review the recorded files over the phone.

If you want to instantly access your videos on-the-go, the Thinkware mobile app is the easiest option. However, if you want to view your clips on a bigger screen, we recommend you to download the Thinkware PC / Mac Viewer.

How to Use the Thinkware PC / Mac Viewer

To use the Thinkware PC / Mac Viewer, insert the memory card from your Thinkware dashcam into an SD card adapter, the majority of SD cards will come with an adapter. Then, connect the adapter with the SD card to your computer. Next, launch the Thinkware PC / Mac Viewer program you downloaded.

*If the computer is not detecting the SD card, make sure the SD card is very snug in the adapter, and that the adapter is not locked, as some adapters have a lock located on the side

Video Playback

To use the Thinkware PC / Mac Viewer, insert the memory card from your Thinkware dashcam into an SD card adapter, the majority of SD cards will come with an adapter. Then, connect the adapter with the SD card to your computer. Next, launch the Thinkware PC / Mac Viewer program you downloaded.

*If the computer is not detecting the SD card, make sure the SD card is very snug in the adapter, and that the adapter is not locked, as some adapters have a lock located on the side

Video Playback

On the right side of the screen, you should see a section labeled playlist, along with a long list of front + rear footage. If you press the continuous button next to Playlist, you can specify what type of footage you would like to find. Double clicking on any footage will begin playing it. During playback, you can also see the G-sensor data and speed data on the bottom.

Now, on the right side of the Thinkware PC / Mac Viewer, you can either see the alternate camera angle if you have a two channel setup, or you can choose the map overlay which will show the location of your vehicle at the time of the video. You can also choose to play the video in full-screen and also zoom in by using the various shortcuts on the screen.

Right below the front camera feed off to the right side are a few options to alter the video, the first one with an A will auto-play the following videos, followed by the brightness button, and another option to zoom in to the video itself. Especially useful options for picking out particular details like license plates.

Need a particular video clip? Simply click the download shortcut to save a copy onto your computer's hard drive.

Configure Settings

If you want to change your dash camera settings, you can click the settings tab on the top left, and click dash cam settings which will open a separate window similar to what you see on the smartphone Wi-Fi app. If you do change any settings, make sure to hit the Save button so that they will be applied when you insert the card back into the camera.

Under the settings tab, there are also a few settings to change the language and speed unit of the PC viewer itself. The dash cam info tab will also tell you what firmware you're running and which version of the safety camera database you have installed on your Thinkware dash cam.

And that ends our Thinkware PC / Mac Viewer walkthrough! If you want to know more about Thinkware dash cams and accessories, give us a call and our product experts will be happy to help!


How to Download the Thinkware PC Viewer

  1. Click here to go to the downloads page of Thinkware.
  2. Select your Dash Cam series.

3. Select your Dash Cam model.
4. Select the PC/Mac Viewer tab.

 

 

5. Select Download PC/MAC Viewer.
6. Select Download PC Viewer under the Windows Symbol.
7. Once downloaded, open the Windows PC Viewer ZIP file.
*Your PC may require a 3rd party program to open ZIP Files. Winzip is used as an example. Winrar will work as well.
8. Select Extract to
9. Select Desktop, then OK to complete the extraction.
10. On your computer's desktop locate the Thinkware Dash Cam Viewer App, and double-click to open.
11. Follow the steps onscreen to complete the installation. Select Finish once complete.

 


How to Download the Thinkware Mac Viewer

  1. Click here to go to the downloads page.
  2. Similar to the steps on the Thinkware PC Viewer, select your dash cam series.
  3. Select your dash cam model.
  4. Select the PC/Mac Viewer tab.
  5. Select Download PC/MAC Viewer.
  6. Select Download PC Viewer under the Apple Symbol.
  7. Once downloaded, open the Windows PC Viewer ZIP file.
    *Your PC may require a 3rd party program to open ZIP Files. Winzip is used as an example. Winrar will work as well.
  8. Select Extract to
  9. Select Desktop, then OK to complete the extraction.
  10. On your computer's desktop locate the Thinkware Dash Cam Viewer App, and double-click to open.
  11. Follow the steps onscreen to complete the installation. Select Finish once complete.