Features

The Main Window 

The Main Window controls movie selection, playback, and data export. The individual buttons and sliders are described below:

  1. Select movie folder
  2. Select individual movie files
  3. Export all GPS track data to CSV file
  4. Export all GPS track data to GPX file
  5. Export all GPS track data to Google Earth KML file
  6. Export view to PNG image
  7. Export portion of movie to separate movie file
  8. Switch dual-channel display modes
  9. Merge multiple movies into a single large movie
  10. Arrange ancillary windows to the right of the main window
  11. Re-center movie(s) in viewer frame
  12. Modify preferences
  13. Current speed
  14. Current date/time
  15. Picture-in-picture view (Mac only)
  16. Current movie scrubber
  17. Movie file selector
  18. Jump To fastest point in movie or Jump To a specific movie
  19. Reveal movie in Finder
  20. Current movie filename, file size, framerate
  21. Save or delete settings on a per-movie basis
  22. Jump back one or ten movies
  23. Instant Replay
  24. Pause/Play:
  25. Increase/decrease playback rate
  26. Jump forward one or ten movies
  27. Create Geotag
  28. Volume and mute controls

The Dashboard Display shows the current position, speed, direction, and time. For dashcams that support enhanced GPS data collection, Dashcam Viewer displays the elevation, number of satellites in view, and signal confidence:

  1. Speed, distance, and time display. The speed units can be toggled between mph and km/h by clicking the mph button.
  2. Three-way display showing current compass heading, calendar, and weather at the time of the drive.
  3. Latitude and longitude. For dashcams such as the BlackVue series, the altitude, GPS signal confidence (HDOP), and number of satellites in view is also displayed.
Dashboard Display dashboard1.8.0

See Your Tracks in the Map Window  The Map Window animates to show the current position of the vehicle against a map background.

The route line is color-coded based on the vehicle’s speed.

You can geotag points of interest with custom markers. The marker locations can be exported (or imported)

You can click on the route to jump to that point in the movie sequence.

You can toggle between street map and satellite imagery map backgrounds.

Choose either Google or Mapquest maps to get the views you like.

The Plot Views show the time history of vehicle speed, distance, compass direction, and G-sensor (shock) data for all the files loaded.For dashcams that record additional GPS data, the vehicle altitude, number of GPS satellites in view, and horizontal dilution of precision are also displayed. The HDOP, or Horizontal Dilution of Precision, is a measure of GPS accuracy at the receiver. Lower numbers are better and indicate higher confidence in the positional fix. Higher values indicate a poor dispersion of satellites in view and/or a low number of satellites in view. Multiple Plot Views Plot Views

Create Geotags

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Drop markers anywhere along your route. The markers show up on the Map and in a List view.

The time, date, speed, latitude, longitude, movie name, and movie time are also displayed.

Double-clicking a geotag in the Geotags List will instantly jump to that point in the route. The geotags can be exported to a text file, and imported back in.

All loaded movies are shown in the Movies List. Movies that are uninteresting can be toggled off so they no longer appear in the movie sequence and their data is no longer displayed in the Map or Graphs.

Users can double-click a Movie in the List to immediately jump to the beginning of the video. Meta information about each movie, such as file size, maximum vehicle speed, date/time, is displayed in the list item.

Movies List

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Export Your GPS Tracksexport_to_kml  

Dashcam Viewer allows you to export your GPS track data in a number of formats, including comma-separated value (CSV), GPX, and Google Earth KML (shown on the left).

You can also export portions of your movies to separate files, or export a snapshot of the movie to a PNG image file.

If your DJI drone is controlled by the DJI Go 4 App (used to fly the Mavic Pro, Phantom 4, and Inspire 2), then you can easily import your flight trajectory into Dashcam Viewer. Before your flight, be sure you turn on the Video Caption option in the Go App camera settings. This will make the drone create an SRT file for each movie. The SRT file contains the flight trajectory information. Drag one of your movies into the Dashcam Viewer window or select Open Movie File from the File menu. Dashcam Viewer will process the data just like it does with a dash cam! See the Users Manual for more information. Playback DJI drone trajectory data

44 thoughts on “Features

  1. I can only see the video view on the screen – how do I get the map view and others on the screen at the same time – thanks for your help

    • Use the Windows menu to select which window you want to see (Map, Dashboard, Graphs). If you don’t see any data in these windows then it could be that your dashcam is not a supported model.

  2. I have yet to download this software (still waiting on my dash cams to arrive). I will need to load video from two separate dash cams, same make and model, for this viewer. Can I select a different folder in which to copy the video and GPS files, perhaps giving each folder the name of the vehicle?

  3. Hello John Dashboard Display goes only up to 140 KM/h how ca i change that here in europe we drive fast and in Germany we don’t have any speed limits 🙂 so hope that is possible to change to 250 or 300?

    • I have not had the opportunity to test any GPS log files from a P4. If you send me a couple of files and their logs, I can take a look. See the FAQ question #1.

  4. Hi John – Excellent software! I would like to offer a possible enhancement however, could we have an option to export the photo into a jpeg with the GPS co-ordinates and the GPS time embedded into the metadata? This would greatly speed my workflow of phot extraction.
    Best Regards!

      • Hi John, Sorry for the delay, having lat/long in the filename would help, but I am displaying still photos on a map which uses the metadata to obtain the coordinates. Perhaps someone knows how to script parsing the filename and inserting the metadata, that could work.

  5. Hi John,

    Does the Windows 10 version of Dashcam Viewer support picture in picture yet> if not, when is it planned?

    Thanks
    Charlie

    • It’s still high on my list of future enhancements but I am having technical difficulties with the implementation. No timeline on it yet, I’m afraid, but I haven’t forgotten about it.

  6. I have been trying to download this program and always is ” rejected ” by the computer with a message that says that my windows 10 is not compatible and that can not open / run the software that I should contact the software company. Any solution for this ?

    • That’s strange. Sounds like the installer is being blocked by the OS. Can you loosen your security settings? If that still doesn’t work, go to my Blog and download an earlier version and see if it works.

  7. Hi, on the OSX version there seems to be a 500 file limit – my Blackvue, with a 64Gb card will easily produce more than 500 files.

    It would be great to be able to filter by date and time, parked and normal.

    Thanks for all your work to date.

      • Sorry it took a while to respond. I mean that when my dashcam (Street Guardian SG9665GC) starts a new file, the first second of it is a copy of the last second from a previous file. Therefore, if I wanted to merge the pieces into one file, it will not be smooth at the merging points. Is there any chance you can add an option to trim x seconds from the beginning of a file when merging? I can send you a link to the samples if needed. Thanks!

  8. Hi,
    I am thinking of buying Koonlung K1S (2-channel). I want to have synchronized GPS and speed data with video. Is this application provides (or export) time-stamped GPS data and speed?

    I will be grateful for for advice.
    Thanks in advance for your kind suggestion.

    Regards,
    Ardhendu

    • Ardhendu, the Mac version of Dashcam Viewer will display both channels of the K1S simultaneously (picture-in-picture). The Windows version does not have this capability yet.

    • Scott, the GPS data is embedded in the F750 movie file. Previously I have had trouble decoding the F750, but recently I think I’ve solved it. Stay tuned.

    • Scott, thank you for the movie files. I was able to decipher the GPS data embedded in the file. The next version of Dashcam Viewer will display the GPS data (v1.8.7). Unfortunately, the MP4s produced by the Thinkware F750 don’t play in Mac Dashcam Viewer or Mac Quicktime Player (“unrecognized format” error). Apparently they do play on Windows. Go figure.

      • Hi John, I have tried the trialware, and it plays back the video footage (though a little slow at times – poss down to hardware/1080p capture); however, it does not support the GPS data for maps etc. as such, I have followed the procedure and sent you the files to look at.

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