Dashcam Viewer v2.7.4 Released for Mac and Windows

We’ve just released Dashcam Viewer v2.7.4 on our website. This version adds the following enhancements:

New Features:

  • Added initial support for timelapse mode of Viofo A119. Still have more to do, e.g., fix click-to-go in Map and click-in-Graph
  • The Graph window can now shrink to same height as Dashboard window.
  • SRT Files: Improved time accuracy of imported data

New Camera Supports:

  • Added support for Blackvue DR750S-1CH (thanks, Brian L.)
  • Added support for Apeman C550
  • Added support for SeeZeus GT680W
  • DJI SRT: Added initial support for DJI Matrice SRT file format. Note: the SRT file format has many variants and is a moving target which makes it difficult to fully support.

Bug Fixes:

  • [Mac version] Fixed bug in which directory selections for file import/export would not always stick. This was introduced in v2.7.0.

Dashcam Viewer v2.7.3 Released for Mac and Windows

Dashcam Viewer v2.7.3 is now available from our website. This version adds the following enhancements:

New Features:

  • Added a new Preference to control whether ancillary ‘Windows Stay On Top’ of the Main Window. Setting this checkbox off will revert Dashcam Viewer to the way windows were managed in versions prior to v2.7.0. This mode may be preferred for Surface tablet PCs. Please quit and restart Dashcam Viewer after making a change to this setting.
  • The Shortcuts, Register, About, and New Version windows will now appear above the other ancillary windows when they are displayed. (Thanks, Ian D., for the tip!)
  • [Mac version, PiP] The Picture-in-Picture window will now remember its size and position from run to run. Clicking the Reset button will no longer move and resize the PiP window to the top left.
  • The movie resolution is now displayed in the info area of the Main Window.

Bug Fixes:

  • Miscellaneous bug fixes

Dashcam Viewer v2.7.2 Released for Mac and Windows

Dashcam Viewer v2.7.2 is now available from our website. This version adds the following enhancements:

New Features:

  • Users can now compensate for dash cams that do not store their GPS data in UTC-relative time. Entering the correct UTC offset in the Preferences->Advanced tab will apply the correction such that UTC timestamps will no longer be displayed in Local time when exporting to CSV or GPX files. This will not affect the timestamp at the top of the movie window but will affect the output of CSV, GPX, and KML files. In addition, you can now specify the Local Time offset from UTC when exporting data to CSV file.
  • Made Preferences window modal so multiple instances will not clutter the screen.
  • Improved load speed for NextBase 412G
  • Added more verbose explanations of GPS data processing errors (these explanations appear when the mouse is hovered over the wrench symbol in the Movies and Geotags window).
  • Added Chinese translation (thanks, Ming Z!)

Screenshot from Chinese language version (click to enlarge)

  • Improved to German translation

New Camera Supports:

  • Added GPS compatibility with Viofo G1W-S.

Dashcam Viewer v2.7.1 Released for Mac and Windows

Dashcam Viewer v2.7.1 is now available from our website. This version adds support for a vertically-oriented Dashboard, among other changes listed below:

New Features:

  • You can now orient the Dashboard window vertically or horizontally to optimize your window configuration.

Orient the Dashboard window vertically or horizontally using the Window menu option. Previously, only horizontal mode was supported.

  • Increased max value in Distance graph from 200 to 400 distance units.

New Camera Supports:

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed bug in which the window positions would not be remembered if the application was brought to the background and then back to the foreground.
  • Fixed bug in which .gpx or .dat files would be ignored when loading movie files of the same base name. For example, if a movie named 2017_08_20.MP4 were collocated with a corresponding 2017_08_20.GPX file, the GPX file would have been ignored. Now it will be loaded and paired with the movie. This was a recently introduced bug.

Dashcam Viewer v2.7.0 Released for Mac and Windows

Dashcam Viewer v2.7.0 is now available from our website. This version add a number of improvements to optimize window positioning.

New Features:

  • The Map, Dashboard, Graph, and Control Center windows now float above the Main movie window. This allows you to maximize the size of Main window and overlay the ancillary windows on top. Previously, the ancillary windows would be hidden beneath the Main window. This change allows for more dynamic and efficient Dashcam Viewer window configurations.
  • When Dashcam Viewer is put to the background, the ancillary windows will hide. They will come back when DV is brought to the foreground.
  • The Map window can now be shrunk horizontally to a very small size.
  • The Dashboard window can be shrunk horizontally to show only the speedometer and not the other widgets.

Map and Dashboard overlaid on Movie Window (Mac version)

Dashboard and Map reduced in size and overlaid on Main Window (Windows version)

 

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Dashcam Viewer v2.6.8 Released for Mac and Windows

Dashcam Viewer v2.6.8 is now available from our website. This version has the following new features and updates:

New Features:

  • You can now choose between PNG and JPG format when exporting the current movie frame to an image file. JPG format is 7x smaller than PNG, but slightly lossy.
  • [Mac version] When exporting a movie frame to JPG format, the GPS coordinates are embedded in the file’s EXIF information block.

New Camera Supports:

  • Added support for Polaroid PD-G55H
  • Added support for a new variation of the MINI 0805 (embedded GPS data)

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed a bug that would prevent the unregistered version of Dashcam Viewer from merging two videos.

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Dashcam Viewer v2.6.7 Released for Mac and Windows

Dashcam Viewer v2.6.7 is now available from our website. Please see below for a list of new capabilities and fixes. Download the free version from our website.

New Features:

  • You can now change color and size of vehicle map marker, or use the default marker icon.

Change the vehicle marker type, color, and size in the Preferences window.

  • DJI drone SRT files: speed values are now smoothed. While it’s great that DJI conveniently logs the drone’s flight data into an SRT file, the speed of the drone is not written to the file and the latitude and longitude values are not stored in high precision. Dashcam Viewer uses the time-stamped lat/lon values to estimate the speed. The lack of precision means the speed varies somewhat wildly. This modification smooths out some of the unwanted variations.

Synchronized playback of DJI Mavic Pro video and trajectory data in Dashcam Viewer.

  • Export GPX: Improved compatibility of GPX files with other programs such as Garmin BaseCamp.
  • Updated user’s manual.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed recently added bug in MINI 0805/0806S loader that would not show all the data points.
  • Fixed bug in which Map Type was not saved between runs of the program.
  • [Windows] Fixed bug when loading movie files >2GB from Viofo A119 dashcams
  • Added warning about commas or quotes in movie file paths when merging movies.