Intermittent Parking Mode

Dario1101

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Hello everyone, I just bought a Viofo A119 V3 and am loving it so far! Excellent quality when driving.

I am trying out the parking mode features with a power bank I have in my car. Perhaps I will hardwire the camera someday, but I want to work out the kinks with parking mode first.

I seem to be having an issue with parking mode. I currently have it set to the following options:

Resolution: 2160 x 1440 at 30 FPS
Bitrate: Medium
Loop Recording: 10 minutes
Video Format: MP4
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Parking Mode: Time Lapse 5 FPS
Parking Mode Event Timer: 90 seconds
Parking Mode Recording Duration: 12 hours
Parking G-sensor: Medium sensitivity
Parking Motion Detection: Medium sensitivity
Time-Lapse Recording: Off
Motion Detection: Off
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Firmware Version: Version 2.4, build 20210303

When I have it plugged into my power bank, it would first record the standard 10-minute recording, as if I were driving, then eventually it would turn on the parking mode time-lapse and would record at a rate of about an hour per 5 minutes of video. However, whenever something would come near the camera, it would act as if motion detection kicked in and stops the time-lapse and instead records a regular video. After a few minutes of no activity, the camera then goes back to a time-lapse, but then again, anytime something gets in the frame, it records normally. It's kind of annoying seeing like 50 videos from the night before, and some of them are in a time-lapse, and others are in a regular video.

Is this an intended feature of parking mode? I would like to have it be a time-lapse the whole time and only record an actual video whenever the g-motion sensor video feature gets tripped. Is there any way to make this happen? Thanks everyone for the replies!
 

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Hello,

Did you try low sensitivity in Parking Motion Detection?
 

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If you don't want it to ever leave parking mode while the car is parked and off, you will need the HK3 3-wire hardwire kit. Lowering the parking mode motion detection sensitivity will certainly help, but if your parking where there is a lot of movement, it can still trigger the camera to come out of parking mode.
 

Dario1101

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Hello,

Did you try low sensitivity in Parking Motion Detection?
I have not, but I should!

I tested the "time-lapse" mode today and it works great! Recorded an hour time in a ten-minute video. Didn't use as much battery or storage space as the parking mode does. I wish there was a quicker way to turn it from time-lapse mode to normal driving mode, though I guess I'm just being nitpicky haha!

Though I'll go ahead and try the driving mode with parking mode detection on low. Let's see how it turns out.
 
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