AutoCam GPS FHD V56G. Some basic facts and downloads below.
Downloads and links for this dash camera
Tracking Software for MAC’s (not used by OnSite Cameras, but recommended by many MAC using customers)
What to do if your camera appears not to be working?
If your dash camera will not turn on it may simply need a hard RESET. Remove the Micro SD memory card. While the dash camera is plugged into the cigarette lighter socket and has power from the vehicle, simply hold down the on/off button for 7 seconds. The dash camera should resume its normal function. Re-insert the Micro SD memory card ready for recording.
Powering your AutoCam GPS FHD V56G
The dash camera should only be powered using the supplied power lead or a hardwire kit supplied by OnSite Cameras. The Warranty is void if you tamper with the power lead.
DO NOT power your dash camera direct with a USB lead in the vehicle or you will void the warranty and potentially harm your dash camera. DO NOT try to hard wire your AutoCam GPS FHD V56G with any other hardwire kit other than one supplied by OnSite Cameras.
The dash camera’s power requirements are 5 volts/1amp only, anything above or below this could cause the operation of the dash camera to fail and/or damage the dash camera. If hard-wired ensure all components are tested thoroughly before installation and the circuit is the same as the cigarette lighter circuit (coming on and off with the vehicles’ power and does not stay powered 24/7), an Auto Electrician can advise on this matter. Any electrical work performed on the vehicle such as hardwire installation is done at your own risk and OnSite Cameras cannot be held responsible for any installation costs or additional costs that may be incurred after a fault or failure of dash camera, mount, hardwire kit, or car electrics. We strongly recommend that you hire a fully qualified, insured, and experienced Auto Electrician to install the hardwire kit for you.
Voiding your Warranty
The warranty is void if any of the following occur
- The power lead is tampered with
- A power lead other than one supplied by OnSite Cameras is used to power the dash camera
- The dash camera is powered by the USB while in the vehicle
- A hardwire kit, other than one supplied by OnSite Cameras, is used to power the dash camera
- Correct installation did not occur causing damage to the dash camera or any part there of
- The dash camera is dropped or used outside of its intended use
- The dash camera shows signs of water damage (the dash camera is not waterproof and must be installed inside the vehicle)
- If obvious misuse or damage to the dash camera is found
What are the minimum computer specifications required to watch the video and google maps from AutoCam GPS FHD V56G?
CPU: 3.2GHz minimum, Dual Core Suggested.
Memory: 2G RAM
Video card: graphics card of 256MB minimum
System: XP or above system (windows 7, 8 or 10 preferred)
What to download to watch your video with map tracking
To watch the vision from your dash camera and watch google maps at the same time you must have Google maps installed on your computer. If you do not, you must first download google earth to your computer. See link for download
The Media player software needed to run both maps and video together, is available from the link at the top of these FAQ. The player will appear as ABEE player after you download it. Once you have downloaded both the software and google maps, you simply open the ABEE player, then insert your micro SD memory card into your computer. Using the player, open each file as needed in the bottom right hand of the player. The video clip will appear along with recorded data.
Which Media Player software do I need?
For the majority of customers, the tracking software is not needed. The speed is imprinted on the video with the time and date, so simply watch the video using VLC Media Player.
What if my vision looks jerky when played on my computer?
There can be a few reasons why vision can appear jerky or not smooth:
1-Check your computers specs and make sure it reaches the minimum standard for High Definition playback, if it doesn’t you may need to speak to your Computer Consultant.
2-What type of Micro SD Memory Card are you using? We only recommend and stock Kingston class 10 Micro SD memory cards. Many other brand memory cards may cause the video to not record or record inferior vision.
3-If you are playing the vision straight from the Micro SD memory card out of AutoCam GPS FHD V56G, then transfer the video files from the Micro SD memory card to your computer via copy and paste. Then play the video directly from your hard drive.
4-When running google maps and full HD video on your computer you need a good internet connection for the maps to flow smoothly during playback, and you need a good fast computer to run both these programs together. Windows 7, 8 or 10 is preferred. Download VLC if you are having trouble as this often solves playback problems, and then use VLC to playback the video.
What if my Audio or Sound is missing from my video?
If you can see the video but cannot hear the sound you may be missing a needed codec file. Again, we suggest using VLC media player (download link available under FAQ). Using VLC media player will mean you can watch the video and hear the audio. Windows XP or Vista for example are older systems now usually running on older computers. Using Windows Media player, you may be missing the video or audio, but using VLC media player will usually solve the problem.
What effects my GPS?
Speed and GPS coordinates imprinted on your video should be used as a guide only. The accuracy of these sets of data cannot be guaranteed This feature relies on obtaining a good quality satellite signal and GPS lock which can be effected by several elements including, weather conditions, tunnels, buildings and the magnetic film on windscreens. If the roof of your vehicle’s chassis impedes the satellite signal this can also impede GPS lock.
Why has Collision Detection been turned OFF?
Collision Detection is normally set to OFF and is recommended to be left off, particularly in heavy vehicles. The dash camera is continually recording, so if you have a collision it will be recorded. As the dash camera loop records if an accident is recorded you have some time (depending on the resolution set and the size of Micro SD memory card) before the accident is recorded over. We suggest carrying a second memory card, so if an accident is recorded, the micro SD memory card can be taken out of the dash camera and replaced with the spare memory card. If you leave collision detection on and drive on bumpy roads, then the files can be saved or PROTECTED and will not erase. The memory card can quickly fill up, not allowing enough room for loop recording to take place until you erase the protected files.
How does Resolution effect my recording time?
The higher you set the resolution on your camera the less recording time available to you before the dash camera loops back to the beginning and records over your recorded video files. Also, be aware that the “frames per second” also effect the size of the file, for example a camera set to 720P/60fps may not get any more recording time than a camera set to 1080P/30fps. Even though there are more lines in the picture in the 1080 thus creating a bigger file, there are less frames than in the 720. The resolution is a personal choice for the type of driving you are doing and the type of vision you would like to capture. We set your camera to a standard Full High Definition 1080P/30fps.
Watching on a MAC
The video with speed on it will run fine on MAC, using VLC media player. A third-party GPS player can usually run the mapping software for MAC.
See MAC link here for download. This software is not supplied by OnSiteCameras, but other MAC users tell us the tracking software works well. click here to download
Some Apple IPAD and other tablet style computers may not be suitable to use as a playback device as they may not have a memory card slot. We recommend using a laptop or desktop computer to watch videos from your dash camera.