Garmin Dash Cam 55

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Suspect there is no other suitable alternative other than their cable
 

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I agree - the box the cable connects to provides some sort of signal to the dashcam to tell it to enable parking mode. Maybe it could be reverse-engineered, but it hardly seems worth the trouble to me. The cable/box also provides a low voltage cutout that is important to have.
 
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Do you know whether I MUST use a Garmin parking mode cable to make the built in parking mode work? Or could I use a different brand?
That would be useful for recording all activity in the vicinity of your car. That would work for me, because I park at the back of my apartments and very little traffic goes by. But I don't have a parking cable for my Garmin
 

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It wouldn't be so bad if Garmin recycled old parking videos. I do note that the parking videos are made at 1080p even if you have the higher resolution set, and they are one minute instead of three.
 

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Do you know whether I MUST use a Garmin parking mode cable to make the built in parking mode work? Or could I use a different brand?
I am sure that with a little bit of electronics experience and some British ingenuity you could figure it out :)
There are three wires coming out of the parking module: +5V, GND, and signal that tells camera to either start recording or start parking mode.
 

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I received the camera and i started my experiment to extract GPS points from video files. "Virb Edit" already uninstalled, the application can't do that operation (crazy, is Garmin made...).

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- Garmin Dash Cam Player (not officially compatible with Dash Cam 55 and the new 2017 models - another crazy thing by Garmin...) - used to generate GPX files
- Registrator Viewer 6.0.0.22 - everybody here know the potential of this application
link to sw download: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B...dqa2gzSXUxVkdEMHp6bF9oWDBkRjZaVnA4cU5iQTFXZmc

Open "Garmin Dash Cam Player" and check/select path for video files from which to extract GPS points.
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Close "Garmin Dash Cam Player".

Open the folder and copy the video files in it.
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Open again "Garmin Dash Cam Player". It will show video files on the left column. Select one by one and export GPX files.
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Definitively close "Garmin Dash Cam Player".

The GPX files are saved in same folder of video files.
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Open "Registrator Viewer" and add all the video files.
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It will make group of the trip with GPS data.
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I don't know why each video recorded by the Dash Cam 55 is only 1 minute long (in the Dash Cam 20 is about 4 minutes); if the trip will be hours, extraction of GPX will be exhausting. Camera is good stuff, but software support horrible. Thank you Garmin, for 199€ you could make a little effort...
Absolutely brilliant
I experimented with your method and found if you selected a group of files in Garmin Dash Cam Viewer it would produce one large 'movie' file and a single gpx file which imported OK into Registrator
Shame on Garmin as they offer no viewer at all now.
 

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