VIOFO A119 V3

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I just did another check of the 2nd modified firmware from Viofo and it's definitely a winner. No boosting required from 3rd party software to hear voices and the indicator operating etc.
So I've been using the 2nd version and it's really good. One of the cars went in for a service and the camera picked up the in cabin conversations plus the voices of people standing close outside the car (talking to the driver through the open window.)
 

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Not sure if this has been discussed before or is already known. But I noticed that when a bad memory card that is write-protected is used with the A119 V3 (on firmware version 2.2), the dashcam shows a Memory error warning for a few seconds before giving audio/visual warnings (beeping, REC button flashing in red). Is this a standard dashcam feature now these days? I find such a feature very useful and it's now on my requirements list whenever shopping for a new dashcam.

I know such a feature was definitely not on the A118C as I had several instances with this dashcam where memory cards became write-protected without me ever knowing about it and of course the dashcam was never recording anything. I only found out about the memory card issue months after it occurred.
 
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Yes a audio warning upon record faliure are now very common, the old cameras would just sit there and look as if they was recording, so this is very good news in modern cameras.
 

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Not in all cams yet, but most of the better ones will have this feature now. It's still good practice to check the card regularly, at least every couple months.

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Viofo was the first dashcam in the world with audio warning.
They also introducing the flashing LED for failures because of:
1. A flashing LED will catch the driver attention. Look at the car dashboard: when a light is flashing something is wrong.
2. A continuous LED will not disturb the driver. Why to drive hours and hours with a red blinking LED in the front of your eyes?
The blinking LED was invented to tell the cameraman that the camera is recording and to not waste the camera tape or battery by mistake. For dashcam is not needed such idea because the power is always and the recording is on loop.

These two small ideas but very clever and important were invented by some smart guy.
 

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Too many ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Audible warnings were in some Korean cameras well before Viofo had it, only reason it was never in the earlier models is no support in the chipset, audible warnings came to everyone in the 96xxx series chipset
 
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Viofo had it, only reason it was never in the earlier models is no support in the chipset, audible warnings came to everyone in the 96xxx series chipset
And like a coincidence, Viofo were the first. Maybe they were just lucky and Novatek implemented this options on their first A119. The audio warning is from the first 96xxx but is not available today in all dashcams and this is good for the companies which are smart and are using this great feature.

Is just a guess but maybe this feature was implemented on Viofo A119 because of Viofo request. Because at that time no chinese dashcam had it and I am very very sure that Viofo wanted and maybe requested it. Compared to Ambarella I know that Novatek is listening their clients and implementing some requests. For sure you had some requests or fixes raised to Novatek and they implemented them.

I didn't knew about audio warning on korean dashcam even I had two korean brands 6-7 years ago and reading this forum daily.
 

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Too many ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
And like a coincidence, Viofo were the first. Maybe they were just lucky and Novatek implemented this options on their first A119. The audio warning is from the first 96xxx but is not available today in all dashcams and this is good for the companies which are smart and are using this great feature.
I requested audible notifications in 2014 (there were Korean cameras doing spoken warnings back then) but even beeps was a step up from no sound at all, it wasn't possible on the earlier chipset but was told we could have it on the upcoming chipset, when we started on the SG9663DC in 2015 it was available, was a quite while before we released and could actually take advantage of the function as there were other things that needed sorting to get the product stable before release, lead times are like that though so part of the process we have to go through, you're right that there are many that don't implement this function today even though it is available to all, some brands just don't get it I guess, their loss

I didn't knew about audio warning on korean dashcam even I had two korean brands 6-7 years ago and reading this forum daily.
there were more than 300 Korean brands doing dashcams back then, majority never sold outside of the Korean domestic market so really only maybe 4 or 5 brands that were exporting at that time, not a lot more than that still do business outside of Korea, they're way past the saturation point in their home market so I suspect quite a lot of the smaller players there that never found an export partner no longer exist
 

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Work A119V3 from a car cigarette lighter!
A119V3 work from a standard adapter, from a car cigarette lighter!
Auto Toyota Corolla.
When the engine is started, the voltage in the cigarette lighter is lost.
Power on delay in menu is disabled !!

 
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