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Table of Contents
Description of the BlackVue App
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Features
3
Supported Devices
4
Screen Description
5
Connection of BlackVue to a
Wi-Fi connection
9
Menu Description
12
Recorded video playback and
management
14
Video Playback
14
Video management
15
Sharing the Video on YouTube
17
Configuration
19
Firmware Upgrade
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Description of the BlackVue App
The BlackVue is easily used by inserting a microSD card into a
smartphone or a tablet PC or by connecting BlackVue to a WiFi connection. The BlackVue App is supported by Android and
iOS. The BlackVue App can be used with Android 2.3 or later,
iOS 5.0 or later, and Windows 8.0 or later.
Features
y Recorded video playback (VOD) & real-time live view
function
With the built-in Wi-Fi function, video can be easily played
on a smartphone anywhere, anytime. (only for Wi-Fi models)
y Firmware Upgrade
The BlackVue Firmware can be updated by using your
smartphone. (only for Android)
y BlackVue Configuration
Changing the configuration with your smartphone means
you don't have to connect the BlackVue to a PC.
y Sharing videos on YouTube
Uploading videos to YouTube to share with other people
(iOS support coming soon)
y File Management
You can copy, move and delete recorded videos.
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Supported Devices
The BlackVue App can be used with Android 2.3 or later, iOS
5.0 or later, and Windows 8.0 or later.
y Android Smartphone: DR500W-HD, DR500GW-HD,
DR530W-2CH, DR550GW-2CH
y iOS Smartphone: DR500W-HD, DR500GW-HD, DR530W2CH, DR550GW-2CH
y Windows PC/Tablet: DR500GW-HD, DR530W-2CH,
DR550GW-2CH
Note
y Some functions may not be supported depending
on the smartphone, the BlackVue models or the Android version.
y Not all smartphones support full HD video playback.
For a list of smartphones that support full HD video
playback, refer to the BlackVue website (www.blackvue.com).
y Tablet PCs support the same resolution as smartphones.
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Screen Description
Home Screen
Android
External Memory
Displays a list of the
external memory of
the smartphone
Internal Memory
Displays a list of the
internal memory of the
smartphone
BlackVue Wi-Fi
A/S FAQ
BlackVue Wi-Fi
search
Displays the BlackVue
memory list
Connect the A/S Center
or View the FAQ
BlackVue searches for
Wi-Fi
Manual selection of
external memory
If the path to the
microSD card is not
found, a user may
select its location.
iOS
Internal Memory
A/S FAQ
Displays a list of the
internal memory of the
smartphone
Connect the A/S Center
or View the FAQ
BlackVue Wi-Fi
Displays the BlackVue
memory list
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Windows
Internal Memory
Displays a list of the
internal memory of
the PC/Tablet
BlackVue Wi-Fi
Displays the BlackVue
memory list
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Video List Screen
You can view the recorded video list in the internal memory,
the external memory, and the BlackVue when connected to a
Wi-Fi connection.
Android
Menu Bar
Select by dragging to
the left and right
File path
File type selection
Displays only desired
video types
Recorded Video
FIle List
iOS
Menu Bar
Select by dragging to
the left and right
File path
File type selection
Displays only desired
video types
Recorded Video
FIle List
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Windows
File type selection
Displays only desired video types
Menu Bar
File path
Recorded Video File List
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Connection of BlackVue to a Wi-Fi connection
You can connect BlackVue to your smartphone through a WiFi connection. You can change SSID and your password.
Note
y You can connect only models that support Wi-Fi, to
the Wi-Fi network.
y To change the Wi-FI SSID and the password, tap
BlackVue Wi-Fi > Settings > Firmware Setting >
Login Setting.
y The initial password is blackvue, but the user can
change it.
y For the Live View function, Wi-Fi can be used within
a 10m range, although the range may vary in some
circumstances.
y For playback of recorded videos using Wi-Fi, reception may vary according to the data transfer rate.
y If the Live View or VOD playback & copy function is
used while it is connected via Wi-Fi and recording Full
HD (1920x1080)@30fps, the recording frame is reduced
to 20 fps.
y To upgrade the firmware or share your video on YouTube, connect to a data network. This may incur data
charges. When not using functions such as live view,
VODs, or when searching for BlackVue video list,
please use a Wi-Fi network.
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Android
1
2
3
Turn your smartphone Wi-Fi on.
4
Tap the OK button to store the Wi-Fi connection information. When the connection is completed, the recorded
video list will appear.
After changing the configuration, click Save & Close.
The Wi-Fi SSID is 'DR500GW-last 6-digit number of MAC
Address' and MAC address printed on the sticker attached
to the product box. (e.g. DR500GW-A682DE). Select the
device you want to connect, and enter the password. Tap
the OK button to connect the selected device to a Wi-Fi
connection.
Note
y You can store the Wi-Fi information for connecting to
the Android smartphone. Then, tap BlackVue Wi-Fi
to automatically connect your smartphone to a Wi-FI
connection.
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iOS
1
2
3
Turn your smartphone Wi-Fi on.
The Wi-Fi SSID is 'DR500GW-last 6-digit number of MAC
Address' and MAC address printed on the sticker attached
to the product box. (e.g. DR500GW-A682DE). Select the
device you want to connect, and enter the password. Tap
the OK button to connect the selected device to a Wi-Fi
connection.
After opening the BlackVue App, tap BlackVue Wi-Fi.
Then the recorded video list will appear.
Windows
1
2
3
Turn your PC/Tablet Wi-Fi on.
The Wi-Fi SSID is 'DR500GW-last 6-digit number of MAC
Address' and MAC address printed on the sticker attached
to the product box. (e.g. DR500GW-A682DE). Select the
device you want to connect, and enter the password. Tap
the OK button to connect the selected device to a Wi-Fi
connection.
After opening the BlackVue App, tap BlackVue Wi-Fi.
Then the recorded video list will appear.
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Menu Description
You can use this menu in the BlackVue App. The menu items
may vary according to the type of a smartphone and a video
list.
Icon
Name
Home
Description
Returns to the BlackVue App
Home Screen.
Refresh
Refreshes the BlackVue Wi-Fi list.
Internal
Memory
External
Memory
(Android Only)
Displays the video list in the internal memory.
Displays the recorded video list in
the external memory.
Displays the BlackVue recorded
video list.
BlackVue Wi-Fi
Only the models supporting a WiFi connection can be used.
Navigates to the parent folder of
Parent
the video list.
Creates a folder in the video list.
New Folder You can use this function only in
the internal and external memories.
Copy
Cut
Copies the selected video clip.
Removes the selected video clip.
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Icon
Name
Paste
Delete
Description
Pastes the copied or cut video
clip.
Deletes the selected video clip.
Multiple
Use this to copy, cut and delete
the selected video clips. You can
select several video clips at the
same time. You can use this function only in the internal and external memories.
Settings
Configures BlackVue.
Live View
Firmware
YouTube
Information
For viewing the video being recorded in real time. This function may
be used only by using the models
supporting a Wi-Fi connection.
Upgrades BlackVue to the latest
version of the firmware.
Shares the selected video clip on
YouTube.
You can use this function only in
the internal and external memories.
Displays the BlackVue App information.
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Recorded video playback and management
Video Playback
Android
Tap the video to be played in the video list, and select a player to play a video.
Note
y The BlackVue player is recommended for video playback.
y To set the BlackVue player as a default player, tap
Config > App Setting > Always use the BlackVue
player.
y If the BlackVue firmware is not installed in the microSD card, you cannot read the video list in the external memory. Insert the microSD card in BlackVue
to install the firmware, or tap the external memory
button in the BlackVue App home screen to select
Firmware Installation.
iOS
Tap the desired video in the video list to play the video.
Windows
Tap the desired video in the video list to play the video.
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Video management
You can copy, move and delete the desired video clip.
Management of the Video in the BlackVue Wi-Fi list
1
2
Press and hold the desired video.
If you select Copy to Internal Storage. the video clip will
be copied to the internal memory.
Note
y You cannot delete the video clip in the BlackVue WiFi list.
Management of the video in the internal memory
1
2
Press and hold the desired video.
3
If you have selected Copy or Cut, move to the desired
folder or path and tap Paste in the menu bar.
You can copy, cut, share on YouTube, and delete the selected video clip.
Note
y If you tap Multi in the menu bar, you can copy, cut,
or delete several files at the same time. If you use
Multi, you cannot use YouTube Sharing.
y You can not copy or move the video clips in the internal memory to the external memory.
y Only delete can be used with Windows 8.0 or later.
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File management in the external memory (supported only on Android smartphones)
1
2
Press and hold the desired video.
3
If you select Copy to Internal Storage or Move to Internal Storage, move to the desired folder or path, and tab
Paste in the menu bar.
You can copy and move the selected video clip to the internal memory, share the selected video clip on YouTube,
and delete the selected video clip.
Note
y If you tap Multi in the menu bar, you can copy, cut,
or delete several files at the same time. If you use
Multi, you cannot use YouTube Sharing.
y If the BlackVue firmware is not installed in the microSD card, you cannot read the video list in the external memory. Insert the microSD card in BlackVue
to install the firmware, or tap the external memory
button in the BlackVue App home screen to select
Firmware Installation.
y Copy to internal storage, delete, cut or firmware upgrade cannot be used on Android 4.4 or later.
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Sharing the Video on YouTube
You can share the video captured by using BlackVue on
YouTube. You need a YouTube account to share the video on
YouTube.
1
After pressing and holding the video, select YouTube
Sharing, or press YouTube in the menu bar and select
the video.
2
In order to store your YouTube account information, select Remember Login ID/PASSWORD, and then, tap the
OK button.
3
Enter your YouTube username and password. Then, tap
the OK button.
4
Enter information about the video to be shared on YouTube. Then, tap the OK button. The video will start uploading. The uploading time may vary with the size of the
video.
Note
y It may take up to 10 minutes for your video to be visible on Youtube after uploading the video.
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When the upload is complete, you can identify the video
on YouTube or share the URL by using SMS and Emails.
Note
y If BlackVue is connected to a smartphone through
a Wi-Fi connection, you cannot share the video on
YouTube. Terminate the BlackVue App normally and
then, use a Wi-FI connection.
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Configuration
You can change the configuration of BlackVue without connecting to a PC. For details about BlackVue configuration,
refer to the BlackVue user's manual.
Android (when using the microSD card)
1
2
Insert the BlackVue microSD card into the smartphone.
3
4
Change the setting as desired and tap Quit and saving.
After executing the BlackVue App, tap Config > Firmware Setting.
In order to apply the configuration, insert the microSD
card into BlackVue and turn the power on.
Note
y Firmware setting cannot be used on Android 4.4 or
later.
Android (if using Wi-Fi)
1
Connect BlackVue and the smartphone through a Wi-Fi
network.
2
On the screen of the BlackVue Wi-Fi list, tap Config >
Firmware Setting.
3
4
Change the setting as desired and tap Quit and saving.
In order to apply the change in the configuration, restart
BlackVue.
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iOS
1
Connect BlackVue to a smartphtone through a Wi-Fi connection.
2
On the screen of the BlackVue Wi-Fi list, tap Settings >
Firmware.
3
4
Change the setting as desired and tap Save and Upload.
In order to apply the change in the configuration, restart
BlackVue.
Note
y You can change the configurations of the iOS smartphone only for the Wi-Fi models.
Windows
1
Connect BlackVue to a smartphone through a Wi-Fi connection.
2
On the screen of the BlackVue Wi-Fi list, tap Settings >
Firmware.
3
4
Change the setting as desired and tap Save and Upload.
In order to apply the change in the configuration, restart
BlackVue.
Note
y You can change the configurations of the Windows
PC/tablet only for the Wi-Fi models.
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Firmware Upgrade
You can easily upgrade the BlackVue firmware.
1
2
Insert the BlackVue microSD card into the smartphone.
3
4
Tap Firmware in the menu bar.
5
After the upgrade is complete, insert the microSD card
into BlackVue. Then, turn the power on.
Open the BlackVue App, and move to the external memory list.
Tap OK. Then, BlackVue will be upgraded to new firmware.
Note
y Firmware upgrade is supported only on Android
smartphones but cannot be used on Android 4.4 or
later.
y When BlackVue is being connected to a smartphone
through a Wi-Fi connection, you cannot upgrade the
firmware. Terminate the BlackVue App normally, and
use a Wi-Fi network.
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