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Blackvue Motion Sensitivity - what does it do?

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by rog, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. rog

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    I have asked the topic title question to the Blackvue support, but didn't really get an answer... What does the setting do really? I have my car parked in a garage for the day, and it is almost constantly recording video for even the smallest movements - e.g. a person walking by all the way to the other side of the parking garage. I have put the setting to 1 (very low), but nothing changes. Anyone any idea how I can make the camera less sensitive?
     
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    AFAIK the motion setting in Park mode uses the video input and decides if there is someone/something in the camera's field of view and turns on recording appropriately. I have mine cranked down low too--still get lots of recordings. Sorry--no additional wisdom....
     
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    A person or car going by will record even at the lowest settings. Sensitivity makes a difference when parking outside to prevent it from being triggered my leaves on the trees shaking or clouds moving.
     
  4. rog

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    So that means there is object recognition in the camera?
     
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    I'd rather record too much vs. too little... just toss what u don't need.
     
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    Not sure what you mean by object recognition, but it recognizes motion and the size of the object moving.
     
  7. rog

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    what I meant was: if it doesn't trigger by a flying leaf, but by a person walking by far in the distance, how does it know the difference? As mentioned, the sensitivity setting doesn't seem to have any influence - it triggers if anything moving is detected, even if that object is as small as a couple of pixels. So hence my question: what does the motion detection sensitivity really do?
    In my security cams, I can set that sensitivity too - and there, it is obvious what it does: the less sensitive, the more "extreme" the motion has to be for it to trigger. This doesn't seem to be the case in the Blackvue.

    I agree on "rather too many videos than not enough" - but a reasonable noise filter would be nice. I don't need a video of someone walking by 100 feet away from my car.
     

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