I received a video recorder (BP), which I wrote about in this review last year (section “Discounts and sales”) and promised to lay out a dismemberment of BP.
I will not focus on delivery times (it’s hard to write about the Russian Postage lottery), I won’t overload the review with packaging photos either - everything is standard (cardboard, bubble, box with BP).
Measured by a folded (for rigidity) sheet of paperA4 inserted into the keyboard (from the photo you won’t understand). The distance from the lens to the sheet of paper was 47 mm, half the length of the sheet was 149 mm, according to the formula of the tangent of the angle of the opposite side, the horizontal viewing angle was approximately 145 degrees (arctg (149/47) * 2).
Video Bitrate Information
2560 * 1080 (21: 9) @ 30fps
1080p @ 45fps
1080P HDR @ 30fps (using the firmware modifier, it was possible to increase the bitrate from 12Mbps to 20)
From the description of BP on the seller’s website is not quiteIt’s clear how external GPS works. I clarify - the logs are written in separate files, you can superimpose the coordinates and speed on the video (separately), on the USB flash drive when formatting for the first time through the DVR menu, a folder appears in which the RegistratorViewer program is located, which allows you to view all the information about the trip.
Sample picture of the program
I ran into the first problem, trying to set the resolution I needed in the menu “1080P HDR @ 30fps” - it simply wasn’t there, only “1080P @ 30fps”, “720P @ 60fps”, “720P @ 30fps” were available.
I wrote to the seller, threatened a dispute, he quicklyI was sent a fresh firmware (FW X40 20170104 V1.0, was FW X40 20161129 V1.0), after installing which additionally appeared "2560 * 1080 (21: 9) @ 30fps", "1080P HDR @ 30fps", "1080 P @ 45fps »
Photo firmware number
Since after my last year’s review there were orders for this BP, I hope that the information on the firmware of this unit will be useful to Muscovites.
Fresh firmware can be downloaded here
It increased the bitrate for the main video modes(when choosing SUPER FINE quality, a constant 24 Mb / s is set, FINE - a variable 24 Mb / s, for STANDART - an old 12 for those who want to compare the recording quality)
and the metering table was changed (the fields interfering with the assessment are nullified - the sky and the car torpedo falling into the frame)
We extract the x40_0001 file from the archive.bin, copy it to the root of the flash drive previously formatted in the DVR, insert it into the BP disconnected from the power supply, turn on the power, wait for the invitation to the firmware to appear, select “Yes” or “Yes” with the Rec or Mic buttons (depending on the language selected), press central round button, wait. After the firmware is completed, it will be offered to reset the BP to the factory settings. We agree, we overload BP, check the firmware version, delete the file x40_0001.bin from the USB flash drive.
Standard firmware, modified by AmbaExtractor (download link)
The second problem was that the recorderwhen turning off the power, it turned off instantly without saving the last file. An autopsy showed that a flimsy soldering of ionistors connected in series
More on this
I don’t know what was the reason - kicking the parcelfeet on the Russian Post or my autopsy, soldered, adding more solder, everything became normal. There was a suspicion that when soldering the ionizer leg could melt the insulation of the case (soldered without removing the board from the case), so just in case I slipped a piece of thick paper between the leg and the case.
I took a photo from strix-iwan
By the way, the default menu is set to delay“1 min” shutdown (when the external power is turned off), I recommend switching it to “Off”, since the charge of the ionistor is only enough to correctly complete the recording of the last file
Well, the insides of BP
There was a drop of thermal paste (only traces are visible in the photo), I smeared more KPT-8.
Ionistors 2.7V 5F, connected in series.
It was not possible to get to the sensor (the camera body is glued together), let's hope that there really is OV4689
GPS module with disassembly
The module contains an inscription informing about the need to turn the antenna over if glued to the windshield
Since I plan to install the module in this way, I did this operation
Peeled off the Velcro on both sides
He turned off four screws, removed the cover
He turned the antenna over, stuck it to the body with a piece of self-adhesive, put it back together
Installation in the car
First, a photo of the old CarCam K2000, who plowed without any problems for more than five years (most likely, put his rear view to record)
Overlooked DVR, inside view
and outside with a flash (with a simple eye, BP is almost invisible)
The registrar is good for its price, the functionality is excellent, the form factor allows you to almost imperceptibly place the device in the car (since I have not installed it in the car yet, I can’t post the photo yet).
I hope that the seller will send devices with fresh firmware to new buyers (you can check this with the seller when ordering).
Since my last review, the price is a bitrose, but in the process of correspondence with the seller I gave him a link to the previous review (I hope he understood the Google translation), and you can try to bring down the price when ordering, referring to Muska