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Saving an hours worth of Dash Cam video


May 4, 2019
Seal Beach Ca.

If I want to save an hours worth of dashcam video (driving & sentry mode), how would I do it?
If at the end of the hour, if I press the Dashcam icon once to save the last 10 minutes, what happens to the previous 50 minutes?
If I just hold the Dashcam icon until it "flashes", that makes it safe to remove the USB, but I don't believe it saves anything.
If I do a "flash" and the hour of video (driving & parked) is there, doesn't it go away if I pull the USB & re-insert it later that same day (as it writes over the data with the just inserted data on the USB?
If I just do a "flash" to make it safe to remove the USB, & pull the USB out, but not re-insert it until the next day, will my hour of driving & parking be "saved" on the USB because the date of the saved files is the previous day's date (no same day files to be overwritten), or is there a simpler way that I can't seem to figure out?

The Owner's Manual does exactly cover this situation (unless I just plain missed it).


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