garmin 55 - poor image quality

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Hello everyone

When I was about to buy a dashcam I have browse the web for hours (days) and decided on buying the garmin 55.
Now that I have it I find the quality of this dashcam really really bad. Infact, I have the feeling other vids that are posted online of this cam are of a much better quality.

Is there something I am forgetting? (tried to record in 1440p, 1080@60fps, 1080@30fps HDR)

I have uploaded a wetransfer-link to one of the videos I've made.

Thank you for all the help.
A much disappointed man.
From Belgium.
 

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WeTransfer required me to sign up before viewing, which I won't do. Most folks here use mega.nz to post raw video files.

If you're getting really bad vids from this cam, it's probably something simple or a defective cam as this one usually does quite well.

Phil
 

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I dunno, that's just what I'm getting here. Any thoughts on the video he posted? Possibly protective plastic on the lens/CPL?

Phil
 

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just had a look, it's shocking, 15mbit for QHD is going to struggle but it still looks worse than expected, looks like the lens focus may be a bit off as well
 

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That's definitely not the original 1440p video. Looks like it's been up-sampled from the low res 640x368 GLV file that was introduced in 3.90 firmware. @editor copy the original .mp4 file directly from the SD card.
 

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OP might be using the glv file. I also did it by accident once :D however, that file is much smaller
 
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Hello everyone, thanks already for the replies, I appreciate it.

Well I download my videos with virb, might that be the issue? as lacibaci describes.

I go to the folder unsaved videos or whatever it is called by connecting through wifi to the dashcam.
When I download a vid it does gives me the 1080p or 1440p above the downloading bar that progresses.

I will test today by taking out the sdcard and compare footage.

I have called garmin but looks like they don't want to be bothered alot with dashcams.

Thanks
Pieter
 
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Hi everyone,

Thank you for all the advice you've given me.
The images are alot more clear when I plugin the sdcard in my laptop than when I download the videos from virb.

https://we.tl/t-EjTgXHcxRC (1x 1080p vid and 1x 1440p vid).

Does that mean that there is no way to download the high quality videos with virb over wifi?

Kind regards
Pieter
 

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Not sure about Virb but even if there was a way to download the high res. videos over Wi-Fi, you wouldn't want to. The files are just too large...
 
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Ok, but thanks alot.
I'll be keeping this cam on my windshield :).

Virb should mention when you download a file that it are GLV files, because when I downloaded I always had this 1080p 1440p comment above the progressing download bar.
 

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Hi everyone,

Thank you for all the advice you've given me.
The images are alot more clear when I plugin the sdcard in my laptop than when I download the videos from virb.

https://we.tl/t-EjTgXHcxRC (1x 1080p vid and 1x 1440p vid).

Does that mean that there is no way to download the high quality videos with virb over wifi?

Kind regards
Pieter
that's a lot better
 

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WeTransfer required me to sign up before viewing, which I won't do. Most folks here use mega.nz to post raw video files.

If you're getting really bad vids from this cam, it's probably something simple or a defective cam as this one usually does quite well.

Phil
I get the same sign up page as you did, Phil. Not doing that either.
 

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I found Virb to be useless for downloading - it took hours and the quality was poor. So, yeah, downloading over WiFi is probably not going to work well.
 

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