Best Dash Cam Settings for the VIOFO WM1 2K QHD 1-Channel Dash Cam
Best Dash Cam Settings for the 2023 VIOFO WM1
Video Quality Settings
Resolution: 1440P @ 30FPS (default)
For the resolution, our recommended setting is 1440P, the max resolution. Lower resolutions will significantly reduce detail, though will allow more storage on the SD card.
Time lapse recording: OFF
Time-lapse recording captures all continuous videos at low frame rates of 1 / 2 / 3 / 5 / 10 / 15 fps, without audio.
Loop Recording: 3 Minutes
Three minutes strikes a good balance between finding the desired moment and having to scroll through a large number of files.
Record Audio: ON
This activates or deactivates the microphone. This can also be accessed by holding down the mic button while the camera is recording.
You can adjust the EV (Exposure Value) to get better recording results under different lighting conditions. The range is -2.0 to +2.0, and our recommended value is 0.0.
WDR (Wide Dynamic Range): OFF
The dynamic range of an image is defined as the ratio of its brightest to darkest areas. WDR allows the camera to produce video with near-perfect exposure in a variety of lighting conditions.
The G-sensor is what detects impacts to your vehicle, measuring the Gravitational force impacting the vehicle. When this is triggered, the file is marked as an impact. With sensor ranges from 'Low' to 'High'.
Date Stamp: ON
Imprints the time and date on your recorded video.
A high bitrate will improve video quality and smoothness, particularly when recording fast motion or high contrast scenes. The amount of recording space available on your memory card will be reduced if you use high bitrate mode, as the files take up more space.
The VIOFO WM1 2K QHD 1-CH Dash Cam: System Settings
Language: Your Preference
Display language setting (English, Traditional Chinese, French, etc).
Time Zone: Your Preference
The current time zone is set for GPS time and date calibration. Keep in mind that the time zone must be manually adjusted for daylight savings.
Time Synchronization: On
This refers to the time synchronization of your device to your mobile phone. Turning this on will immediately bring the camera to your current phone’s time.
Date Format: Your Preference
Choose how you want the date to be displayed.
Boot Delay: 0
When you turn on the camera, it will take a few seconds to boot up. The settings you can choose from are 0 / 5s / 10s.
This setting was mainly added for start/stop engines, and should be used in specific situations.
Parking Mode: Your Preference
Under parking mode, you have three options:
- Auto event detection: When a moving object is detected during parking, the camera will automatically record for 1 minute. If there are no new movements, it will stop recording.
- Time lapse recording: Time-lapse recording captures a video at low frame rates of 1 / 2 / 3 / 5 / 10 / 15 fps, and it records continuously without audio.
- Low bitrate recording: This mode records video at a low bitrate of 4MB/s for both the front and back cameras. It continuously records in mini le size with audio recorded.
Note: We recommend buying VIOFO HK4 ACC hardwire kit cable for parking mode recording.
Parking Recording Timer: OFF
“Off” means the camera will stop recording when the hardwire kits cut the power supply. “1 hour” means the camera will shut down 1 hour after it enters parking mode.
Enter Parking Mode Timer: Your Preference
Set the timer for entering parking modes.
Parking G-sensor: HIGH
When the G-sensor detects significant or sudden movement (such as an impact or collision), an event recording is initiated. In parking mode recording, we recommend setting it to High sensitivity.
We recommend setting the G-sensor higher in parking mode than standard driving, as the vehicle should ideally be completely stationary when parked and it’s more likely you would prefer having small impacts recorded, while when driving poor road conditions or speedbumps are likely to trigger the G-sensor.
Parking Motion Detection: MID
This adjusts the detection sensitivity so that minor motion caused by wind or rain does not trigger a recording.
A higher setting will also detect passers by at a further distance.
Image Rotation: OFF
Turn the screen upside down.
Image Mirror: OFF
Change the flips/mirror the video recording.
Notification Sounds: ON
Enables you to enable and disable the startup sounds.
Voice Notifications: ON
Enables you to enable and disable Voice Notifications - can be changed to multiple languages.
If this option is disabled, your camera will no longer measure your speed and position, nor will it provide location data on your footage.
Speed Unit: Your Preference
Sets the speed unit, either in kilometers per hour (KPH) or miles per hour (MPH).
GPS Info Stamp: Your Preference
Imprints the GPS information on the recorded video.
Camera Model Stamp: Your Preference
Imprints the camera model on the recorded video.
Frequency: 60 HZ for USA and Canada
This is the setting for frequency adjustment to reduce flickering and banding in recorded video.
Format SD Card: Once a month
All data on the MicroSD card will be erased during the procedure. Once the Micro SD card is formatted, all information on it is lost and cannot be recovered, so make a backup of all important files.
Formatting the camera once a month is not required, but will help ensure the health and longevity of your SD card.
Reset Camera Setting: 30 Days
This restores camera settings to factory defaults after 30 days of inactivity.
Wi-Fi Name (SSID):
Change Wi-Fi name.
Change Wi-Fi Password. Wi-Fi default password is 12345678
Custom Text Stamp: Your Preference
Imprints the customized text on the recorded video.
Car License Number: Your Preference
This is useful for adding license plates or other identifying features.
Free Space on Card
Shows microSD card’s remaining storage space.
Displays current firmware version.
VIOFO WM1 2K QHD 1-Channel Dash Cam: Smaller, Simpler and Stealthier Solution
The VIOFO WM1 is an innovative dash cam that covers the basics well, records high-quality video, and has useful convenience features - within your reach. We hope this settings walk-through has emphasized the different settings and options for your Viofo camera, and made your initial experience with the unit all the easier.
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