Dashcam Viewer v3.6.0 Released for Mac and Windows

Dashcam Viewer v3.6.0 was released today for both Mac and Windows with the following new features, camera supports, and bug fixes:

New Features:

  • New: Data Browser. Use the Data Browser to examine and export your dashcam’s GPS track data in a variety of formats. Data can be previewed, examined, copied to clipboard, and exported to files. Invoke the Data Browser using the DATA toolbar button or File menu. The available data formats are:
    • CSV: (comma-separated-value) which is compatible with Microsoft Excel
    • GPX: XML-based GPS data interchange format compatible with Garmin BaseCamp 
    • KML: compatible with Google Earth
    • GeoJSON: used in GIS applications
Data Browser showing CSV data
Data Browser showing GPX, KML, and GeoJSON formats
  • The Free version can export the current video’s GPS data, the Standard version adds the option to export data for all enabled videos, the Pro version adds the option to export data for all videos in the current Trip and data all videos loaded. 
  • Added GeoJSON data export option. Altitude will be exported if available. Also, Geotags will be exported as Point features.
  • Users can now export GPX with version 1.0 headers (compatible with Garmin BaseCamp) or version 1.1 headers.

New Camera Supports:

  • Added support for Aukey DR02D latest firmware file-naming convention.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed crash hang that could occur if user tried to resize the Export Video Clip, Shortcuts, About, Register window.
  • Fixed bug in KML exporter.

Dashcam Viewer is PC/Mac software that allows you to playback your dashcam’s videos while simultaneously viewing your vehicle’s location on a map. There are many other features in the software which are detailed on our website (http://dashcamviewer.com). The free version is fully-functional and allows the loading of up to 2 videos at a time.

Dashcam Viewer v3.5.2 Released for Mac and Windows

Dashcam Viewer v3.5.2 was released today for both Mac and Windows with the following improvements and bug fixes:

General Improvements:

  • Implemented workaround to fix single-point GPS ‘spikes’ seen in data stream of some dashcam models. These are points that are out-of-scope from their neighbors. If a point is more than 5 km apart from its neighbors, then the point is discarded and replaced with an interpolated point.

Version 3.5.2 reduces and/or eliminates random data spikes seen in some dashcam models’ GPS data. Instances where two or more consecutive points are out-of-scope are not massaged. In these cases the user should report the problem to the dashcam manufacturer.

  • Improved error reporting of GPS data anomalies in Control Center window. Added more detail in error messages. If a wrench icon is displayed next to the video name, hover the mouse over the icon to reveal the errors and error codes encountered. Previously, only a single error message was displayed.
  • Added support for parking mode videos from Viofo A129 Pro Duo with firmware “A129Pro: V2.0 Build: 20200710”.
  • [Windows] Dashcam Viewer is now distributed with the LGPL versions of ffmpeg and ffprobe. Previously the GPL version slipped into the build. Users should replace the LGPL versions with the GPL versions for best performance and features. Instructions for doing this are in the Users Manual.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed crash if user has no videos loaded and clicks the “Enable All” button in the Trips list.
  • When exporting a PiP clip, the ffmpeg LGPL warning message is now brought to front instead of hidden behind the Export Options window.

Dashcam Viewer is PC/Mac software that allows you to playback your dashcam’s videos while simultaneously viewing your vehicle’s location on a map. There are many other features in the software which are detailed on our website (http://dashcamviewer.com). The free version is fully-functional and allows the loading of up to 2 videos at a time.

Dashcam Viewer v3.5.1 Released for Mac and Windows

Dashcam Viewer v3.5.1 was released today for both Mac and Windows with the following improvement:

New Camera Supports:

  • Update to support front and rear channel display of Viofo A129 Pro Duo with latest firmware (A129Pro: V2.0 Build: 20200710).

Dashcam Viewer is PC/Mac software that allows you to playback your dashcam’s videos while simultaneously viewing your vehicle’s location on a map. There are many other features in the software which are detailed on our website (http://dashcamviewer.com). The free version is fully-functional and allows the loading of up to 2 videos at a time.

Dashcam Viewer v3.5.0 Released for Mac and Windows

Dashcam Viewer v3.5.0 was released today for both Mac and Windows with the following new features, camera supports, and improvements:

New Features:

  • Added Trip List. When videos are first loaded, Dashcam Viewer now bins them into “trips” and lists them in a new Control Center window tab. By default, a trip is defined as a contiguous set of 1 or more videos with no breaks of greater than 1 minute. Videos constituting a trip can be shown/hidden. Statistics are computed for each trip such as beginning date/time, the duration of the trip, the amount of gap time between trips, and the number of videos in a trip. Double-click a trip to start viewing its videos. Trip list items are color-coded based on trip length. PRO users can re-generate the trip list with a user-defined gap-time, rather than the 1-minute default.

trip_list

New Trip List

New Camera Supports:

  • Added support for BlueSkySea B1M 2CH with later version of firmware V20200327.

Bug Fixes:

  • Improved handling of videos with incomplete GPS data records (date/time but no lat/lon).

Dashcam Viewer is PC/Mac software that allows you to playback your dashcam’s videos while simultaneously viewing your vehicle’s location on a map. There are many other features in the software which are detailed on our website (http://dashcamviewer.com). The free version is fully-functional and allows the loading of up to 2 videos at a time.

Dashcam Viewer v3.4.3 Released for Mac and Windows

Dashcam Viewer v3.4.3 was released today for both Mac and Windows with the following new camera supports and improvements:

New Camera Supports:

  • Added support for BlueSkySea B1M 2CH
  • Added support for Viofo A129 with firmware v2.3.
  • Added support for DrivePro 230 with firmware v1.13.
  • Reported compatible with Thinkware U1000
Dashcam Viewer displaying video and GPS data from BlueSkySea B1M 2-channel dashcam

Bug Fixes:

  • Merge Videos: Fixed minor bug in which the Save As dialog displayed the default movie name with a .MP4 extension when it should have displayed a .mov extension. All merged videos are .mov files.
  • Minor performance improvements.

Dashcam Viewer is PC/Mac software that allows you to playback your dashcam’s videos while simultaneously viewing your vehicle’s location on a map. There are many other features in the software which are detailed on our website (http://dashcamviewer.com). The free version is fully-functional and allows the loading of up to 2 videos at a time.

Dashcam Viewer v3.4.2 Released for Mac and Windows

Dashcam Viewer v3.4.2 was released today for both Mac and Windows with the following features and improvements:

New Features:

  • Export To Image Sequence:This feature will export individual frames of the video to a destination folder, beginning at the current video time. User options include the choice of image format (JPG, PNG, or BMP) and the frequency of image export. The highest frequency is one frame every 0.25 seconds. If Export All Framesis checked, all frames of the video, starting at the current time, will be exported to images. This can produce a LOT of images so be sure to use it wisely. Export All Framesis only available in the PRO version.

New Export to Image Sequence options

General Improvements:

  • Holding down the Shift key when bringing up a window from the Windows menu will force the window to be drawn in the center of the screen. Useful in the case where a user can’t find a window due to a busy desktop.

Bug Fixes:

  • Improved window behavior in cases where user changes desktop screen resolution. Previously, it was possible for windows to be drawn off screen if user switched from higher resolution to lower resolution.
  • Improved support for Transcend DrivePro 230 w/fw 1.12 (again).

Dashcam Viewer is PC/Mac software that allows you to playback your dashcam’s videos while simultaneously viewing your vehicle’s location on a map. There are many other features in the software which are detailed on our website (http://dashcamviewer.com). The free version is fully-functional and allows the loading of up to 2 videos at a time.

Dashcam Viewer v3.4.1 Released for Mac and Windows

Dashcam Viewer v3.4.1 was released today for both Mac and Windows with the following features and bug fixes:

General Improvements:

  • Better synchronization between 2-channel videos, especially when the two channels differ in duration.
  • Increased max user speed on speedometer to 300 km/h or mph.
  • [Windows] Dashcam Viewer is now released as a 64-bit application for increased stability.

New Camera Supports:

  • Added support for Guardian G1 Bodycam
  • Added support for Alfawise LS02 (a.k.a. AZDOME BT07)
  • Tested compatibility with NavMan MiVUE 680

Bug Fixes:

  • Improved support for Transcend DrivePro 230 w/firmware v1.12

Dashcam Viewer is PC/Mac software that allows you to playback your dashcam’s videos while simultaneously viewing your vehicle’s location on a map. There are many other features in the software which are detailed on our website (http://dashcamviewer.com). The free version is fully-functional and allows the loading of up to 2 videos at a time.



Dashcam Viewer showing Guardian G1 bodycam video

Dashcam Viewer v3.4.0 Released for Mac and Windows

Dashcam Viewer v3.4.0 was released today for both Mac and Windows with a bevy of new features and bug fixes:

General Improvements:

  • Introduced Dashcam Viewer PRO for Mac and Windows.The Pro versions adds more capabilities, including GoPro HERO support and OpenStreetMaps, and increased number of Geotags. Differences between the Free, Standard, and Pro versions are shown below.

Key differences between Free, Standard and PRO

The new Pro version is $75 and an upgrade path from Standard to Pro is available.

  • Added new Audio Event Detection capability.

    Important events in the video series are often characterized by sudden changes in volume. For example, the sound of a collision or the sound of a horn can be heard against the normal driving noise background. Dashcam Viewer’s Audio Event Detection can assist in locating key sound events in a series of videos.

Audio Event Detection widgets

Audio events will appear as little squares along the graph time axis. You can quickly jump to an event by using the blue forward and back buttons. The detection algorithm sensitivity can be varied by increasing or decreasing the sensitivity control from 1 to 10. As the control value is decreased, more squares will appear. Red squares indicate the most significant events, yellow less significant, and green squares are the least significant events. The detection algorithm is applied independently to each video so red squares in one video may not have the same event significance as those in a different video.

Sudden sound events do not need to be loud to be detected by the algorithm. The sound of a car blinker or a sudden voice can stand out against the background if the background is quiet enough. This could be either desirable or undesirable depending on what the user is looking for in the audio track. Event detection algorithm will continue to be refined based on user feedback.

  • [Windows] Added new option to control whether Map, Dashboard, Graph, and Control Center windows are hidden when DCV is put in background.
  • [Windows] Dashcam Viewer is now a 32-bit application for increased compatibility with users’ systems.

Bug Fixes:

  • [Windows] Fixed bug in street address lookup when creating a geotag. The request for street address was failing due to the OpenSSL DLLs not being present in the app directory.
  • [Windows] Fixed bug in which Check for New Version didn’t work (same issue as above).
  • [Windows] Fixed the issue where the video window would occasionally become black until the video was un-paused.
  • [Windows] Fixed bug in window export to JPG/PNG toolbar function that would produce black images.
  • Fixed bug in Garmin 45 reader that resulted in incorrect lat/lon values.
  • Fixed occasional bug in timeline when videos are enabled/disabled.
  • Fixed issue in which GPS data in Transcend DrivePro 230 videos of 5-minutes would not be found. This is a temporary fix.
  • Embedded subtitle formats: No longer require the videos to have uppercase .MOV or .MP4 extensions.


Dashcam Viewer 3.4.0 running on Windows 10 with 4K display

Dashcam Viewer is PC/Mac software that allows you to playback your dashcam’s videos while simultaneously viewing your vehicle’s location on a map. There are many other features in the software which are detailed on our website (http://dashcamviewer.com). The free version is fully-functional and allows the loading of up to 2 videos at a time.

Dashcam Viewer v3.3.2 Released for Mac and Windows

Dashcam Viewer v3.3.2 was released today for both Mac and Windows. This new version has the following enhancements:

New Camera Supports:

  • GARMIN, finally! Added support for Garmin Dashcam 35, 45, 55, 56 (possibly other Garmin models are compatible as well)

General Improvements:

  • GPX exporter now produces GPX v1.1 namespace.
  • GPX importer now supports <time> stamps with fractional seconds.
  • Novatek-based dashcams: Experimental change to support video filepaths that have non-ascii characters.

Bug Fixes:

  • Nextbase GW units such as 612GW, 533GW: improved speed of GPS data importation and removed errant map line artifacts.
  • Prevent crash that could happen if GPX datarate is at too high a frequency.
  • Fixed bugs in Crosstour CR900/CR750 loader that would prevent 2-channel videos from being recognized properly.
  • For Crosstour CR900, added fuzzy-search for rear channel video, given a front-channel video. Also, fixed a recently introduced bug that would not read the GPS data from the Crosstour CR900 correctly. Note that newer CR900 firmwares are not supported since Crosstour started obfuscating their GPS data.

Dashcam Viewer showing Garmin Dashcam 45 Video + Data

 

Dashcam Viewer showing Garmin Dashcam 56 Video + Data

Dashcam Viewer v3.3.1 Released for Mac and Windows

Dashcam Viewer v3.3.1 was released today for both Mac and Windows. This new version has the following enhancements:

New Camera Supports:

  • Added support for Viofo A129 Pro Duo

General Improvements:

  • The default video mode is to fill screen rather than maintain aspect ratio. This can be changed in Prefs.

Fill versus Maintain Aspect video modes can be toggled in the Preferences

Dashcam Viewer is PC/Mac software that allows you to playback your dashcam’s videos while simultaneously viewing your vehicle’s location on a map. There are many other features in the software which are detailed on our website (http://dashcamviewer.com). The free version is fully-functional and allows the loading of up to 2 videos at a time.