Viofo Parking Mode new beta feature

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A firmware for Viofo A119 which was containing a new feature called Parking Mode is available on Facebook, here is the download link of Version 3.1B
For sure there must be some changelog because this firmware is based on a new SDK and maybe @viofo will offer the full changelog in this thread.

The Viofo idea of this Parking Mode I think is something new on the (chinese) dashcams market and is based on shocks detected by the G-Sensor, simple in this way:
- Continuous shocks = car running = recording in Normal Mode
- No shock = camera in Parking Mode -> waiting for Motion in front of camera to record as timelapse video or waiting for a shock to record in Normal Mode.

More observations in this not so nice video, but I wanted to record it in dark to see the camera lights:

Post your feedback and observations here, I hope to make a list with the correct ones:
1. Do not turn on screensaver when camera is in Parking Mode. LED lights are enough
2. No sound for Parking files, but this is normally for a time-lapse

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Thanks for the news, but without annoyance, if you posted this news about a new firmware, why shoudn't you specify the source of the information (https://www.facebook.com/viofo/), it would be a thanks for those who developed it?...
 
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I wrote right at the beginning that the source is Facebook, but I was afraid to not spam with too many details.

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thanks for the info. your youtube link isn't working for me (i'm on mobile). can you tell me if the video is pre-buffered before shock or motion detect activates? i'm thinking not but i'd love to be wrong.
 

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thanks for the info. your youtube link isn't working for me (i'm on mobile). can you tell me if the video is pre-buffered before shock or motion detect activates? i'm thinking not but i'd love to be wrong.
As I know it's not prebuffered... Parking mode is based on G-sensor and motion detect.
 
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thanks for the info. your youtube link isn't working for me (i'm on mobile). can you tell me if the video is pre-buffered before shock or motion detect activates? i'm thinking not but i'd love to be wrong.
No buffer. I think the Novatek and Ambarella chipsets can not offer pre-buffer videos. From my old experience only korean dashcams I had were with buffered video. Right now I am not in the middle of the news, maybe something is changing also for chinese dashcams, @jokiin for sure have much more details about this wanted feature.


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The video link is an owners link. A visitors link is:

 

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No buffer. I think the Novatek and Ambarella chipsets can not offer pre-buffer videos. From my old experience only korean dashcams I had were with buffered video. Right now I am not in the middle of the news, maybe something is changing also for chinese dashcams, @jokiin for sure have much more details about this wanted feature.


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Ambarella can support prebuffered video from A7 onward, it's useful for motion detect when parked but has some negative sides also
 

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A firmware for Viofo A119 which was containing a new feature called Parking Mode is available on Facebook, here is the download link of Version 3.1B
For sure there must be some changelog because this firmware is based on a new SDK and maybe @viofo will offer the full changelog in this thread.
Also can download from here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/22493212/A119/firmware/FW_A119_V3.1B.zip

Change log:
  1. Added: Parking mode feature
  2. Added: Lock the previous file while the button pressed in the begin of 15s of current file
  3. Improved: Change the sound for taking screen shot while press the menu button
  4. Improved: One click to stop recording, mute/unmute while in screen save mode
  5. Improved: No embed GPS info in movie while GPS feature disabled.
  6. Fixed: Screen on issue while detected on detection in screen save mode
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Not test it yet...
 
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some negative sides also
Usually I like to know the negative parts if anything, ca you tell us one-two at least?

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Appreciate your feedback.
Thanks, Parking mode is great! I would like to have a simple parking mode option, where it just goes into Time-Lapsed video continuously (ie. doesn't stop even if there is no motion). Just keep on recording in time-lapsed for a set amount of time (eg. 4 hours). No need for motion to trigger it, just always record in time-lapsed until the set time expires or power is cut.

If there is shock, then record in normal mode for a few minutes, then go back to time-lapsed mode continuously.
 
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You already have Time Lapse menu, just missing a Shocks option.

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You already have Time Lapse menu, just missing a Shocks option.

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For clarity: Automatically switch between normal recording (driving) and time-lapsed (parked). I know we already have Time Lapsed, but I don't want to be recording time-lapsed while driving.
 
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Maybe Viofo will add this option to the Parking Mode feature.

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