More than a million people lose their lives annually due to accidents. Many people are not aware that more than 50% of the victims are between the ages 15-44. If a Dash camera is installed in a car, it won’t be able to prevent the accident, but the video recording can be used as evidence in a trial or to claim compensation from the culprit. This article will act as a manual for the VantrueR2 dash camera.
Most people I have seen don’t want to install a Dash camera and regret it later on. There were many cases where the victim suffered due to an accident, not the culprit. Footage from a dash camera is very helpful to settle insurance-related claims.
The Vantrue R2 camera records in intervals of 2 minutes each. There is very little chance of data corruption or accidental deletion. A special feature inside the camera enables it to delete unnecessary footage and keep only the important parts.
You can use it to take photos and record a long journey, keeping those memories alive forever. We won’t be discussing those details about Vantrue R2 Dash camera in our manual later on though.
What is Vantrue R2 Dash camera?
Most people don’t know what a Dash camera such as the Vantrue R2 Dash is useful for. I once confused a Dash camera with an action camera. I purchased an action camera by mistake and I took it back to where I bought it soon afterward. The main difference between the two cameras is that a dash camera can only be mounted near a car’s windscreen. An action camera can be mounted anywhere, even your head. Most people use an action camera to record sporting events or during a stunt show.
It can record the exact moment of an accident, also moment leading to it. Other than that, there is nothing extraordinary about the camera and the company Vantrue is also new in the business. If you go to the internet, you will see hundreds of companies who are trying to sell their product. Most of them don’t succeed, except for those who can make good quality products. Vantrue is one of the few companies which makes high quality cameras in our opinion.
A brief history of the product
The company Vantrue came into the spotlight very recently. The magazine Wirecutter ran a piece on Vantrue ‘sOnDash N2 Dual Dash Cam a few months back which sparked our interest in the company. Actually, the R2 came before the N2 model. Vanture wanted to prove to everyone that all dashcams do not have same features. They decided to release more dashcam models after Vantrue R2 started receiving positive reviews from its users. Price of the R2 is lower than the N2 but contains fewer features.
How to use Vantrue R2?
As with any other dash cameras, you will need to know a few things about how to use Vantrue R2 dash camera. The recording and mounting features are quite easy to understand. When you will open the package, make sure that contains the following things:-
Vantrue R2 manual
It is often frustrating to read the whole manual, let alone Vantrue R2 dash camera. This is why we have compiled the most important features from the manual of Vantrue R2.
Using On/off feature
Press and hold the power button for 3 seconds to turn off the camera. The camera will turn on automatically after you start your engine.
When the camera is recording, press OK to stop the recording and the menu button again to enter setup.
LCD indicator light
If it is red, the camera is in charge mode. The camera is in recording mode when the LCD indicator is blue.
Setting video quality and resolution
It supports up to 5 resolutions where 2304*1296 is set initially. Default video quality is set to S.fine/super fine. Two other options are fine and standard.
Video size will get bigger for better quality.
Removing and inserting SD card
You can find the slot just beneath the camera’s lens. Push the card until you hear a ‘click’ sound. Press the end of the SD card to take it out.
Connecting the power
Just connect the power cable to the mini-USB port of the camera or mount. When adjusting the camera, check that the screen is in parallel with the road.
For best results, install the camera behind the rearview mirror after connecting the camera to the mount. Check that the vision of the driver is not affected.
It is initially set to medium. During a collision, the camera will lock the video of the part automatically.
Switching camera to parking mode
Go to menu- record setup- parking monitor. You will need to press and hold a hotkey for 3 seconds until the ‘parking mode’ icon is enabled.
How to view on the Dash Camera
Click menu and go to ‘files’ and make sure that your SD card is inserted.
See the videos on PC
The videos recorded are in .mov format. You need to use a media player which can play .mov format video files
A few safety tips to follow
You need to know a few things to avoid property damage and maintain safety. Please have a look my tips below to use the product safely. You will not find all of them in any Vantrue R2 manual.
Q.Does the camera comes with an inbuilt GPS? We wanted to record speed and direction of a vehicle.
Ans: An upgraded version of the Vantrue N2 camera might come with GPS which will have options for recording and tracking vehicle. Yo enjoy the new features, you will need to change the mount only.
Q.Is there any problem with the camera since it turns off automatically after a few seconds? I bought it a few days ago.
Ans: Such problems can occur if the wires are not connected properly or connectors inserted into their place. Also, the screen will turn off automatically if left idle for 2 minutes.
Ans: Yes it does. It supports temperature between 0 and 70 degrees Celsius which is between 32-158 degrees Fahrenheit. Try not to keep it under the sun for too long.
Ans: It can extend up to 10 feet.
The video quality is good compared to the price and exceeded our expectations. It is not the best model out there but it will do its work all right. However, it will bring some relief to all those parents who are concerned about their teenage children behind the wheel.
If you don’t want to be cheated by scamsters, the Vantrue R2 is your solution to your problem. I hope that you have enjoyed reading the manual of the Vantrue R2.
17 December, 2017
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