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Video recording of Rear end collision - Why not?

Dec 26, 2019
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  • So after an incident, do you tap the Dashcam icon (or honk) to save 10 minutes of video to a separate file, to save the metadata of the current recording buffer, or (at least testing this when parked) to open a menu?
  • Do you press and hold the Dashcam icon to pause recording and save the metadata of the current recording buffer?
  • If it "automatically beings recording," is it ever not recording (with a drive ready) except after pausing?
 

drtimhill

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  • So after an incident, do you tap the Dashcam icon (or honk) to save 10 minutes of video to a separate file, to save the metadata of the current recording buffer, or (at least testing this when parked) to open a menu?
  • Do you press and hold the Dashcam icon to pause recording and save the metadata of the current recording buffer?
  • If it "automatically beings recording," is it ever not recording (with a drive ready) except after pausing?

DashCam is always recording unless its paused. "Saving" an incident just moves the already recorded 10 minutes of video to a permanent location on the drive, since recording occurs in a loop that is over-written after 60 minutes. So you tap/honk to save an incident. Later, if/when you want to review your indigents, you press+hold to pause recording (which is going on all the time) so its safe to remove the flash drive.
 
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father_of_6

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Just wanted to mention that a long time ago (probably 20 years) I was able to recover files from a formatted zip disk via a program called "Drive Rescue" by Alexander Grau. It does a full read-only scan of a drive and is able to rebuild files in various ways. Googling for it now does yield some hits, although I can't be sure if they're just malware. Perhaps you'll have some luck scanning that drive for additional files.
 

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