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I've ordered the Drive Recorder, watched the videos and read the PDF. I know I have to enable the drive recorder (legal stuff) and select recording lengths and cameras. I have a question about the Manual/Automatic selection. I certainly want the automatic function in the event of a collision. I would also like to operate the system manually - say in the event of a collision which does not involve my car. Are the functions mutually exclusive? Does Manual activation preclude the automatic accident recording? Any insights?
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You can have automatic on. Then if you want it to start recording something hold the button next to the gearshifter that looks like a camera for 2-3 sec. Both works at the same time.

Its hard to get used to tbh, i had two events i would like to have recorded involving animals where the auto function did not work. Its very hard to remember clicking it within 20s.. 馃槀

I drove over a badger at 90km/h without the recorder triggering, then had a very close encounter with one two days later.. Nothing on tape. Car is fine, but the hit should maybe have triggered. The poor guy got pretty much steamrolled.. 馃槄 I heard horror stories about badgers being hard to hit, but the 2400kg i4 won this time. Helps that its flat all the way from front to rear. All i got was a bunch of dust from its coat on the underside of my bumper right infront of the wheel... 馃樀
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You can have automatic on. Then if you want it to start recording something hold the button next to the gearshifter that looks like a camera for 2-3 sec. Both works at the same time.

Its hard to get used to tbh, i had two events i would like to have recorded involving animals where the auto function did not work. Its very hard to remember clicking it within 20s.. 馃槀

I drove over a badger at 90km/h without the recorder triggering, then had a very close encounter with one two days later.. Nothing on tape. Car is fine, but the hit should maybe have triggered. The poor guy got pretty much steamrolled.. 馃槄 I heard horror stories about badgers being hard to hit, but the 2400kg i4 won this time. Helps that its flat all the way from front to rear. All i got was a bunch of dust from its coat on the underside of my bumper right infront of the wheel... 馃樀
Yes, I want to leave automatic on, as I might not be capable of hitting a record button in the event of an accident. I recognize the button hold enables the recording and if it works while Automatic is enabled, I'm good with that - that's the way I would want to operate it. I guess, then, that selecting Manual would disable "automatic" recording in the event of an accident?
You can have automatic on. Then if you want it to start recording something hold the button next to the gearshifter that looks like a camera for 2-3 sec. Both works at the same time.

Its hard to get used to tbh, i had two events i would like to have recorded involving animals where the auto function did not work. Its very hard to remember clicking it within 20s.. 馃槀

I drove over a badger at 90km/h without the recorder triggering, then had a very close encounter with one two days later.. Nothing on tape. Car is fine, but the hit should maybe have triggered. The poor guy got pretty much steamrolled.. 馃槄 I heard horror stories about badgers being hard to hit, but the 2400kg i4 won this time. Helps that its flat all the way from front to rear. All i got was a bunch of dust from its coat on the underside of my bumper right infront of the wheel... 馃樀
Murderer! ;)
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You can have automatic on. Then if you want it to start recording something hold the button next to the gearshifter that looks like a camera for 2-3 sec. Both works at the same time.

Its hard to get used to tbh, i had two events i would like to have recorded involving animals where the auto function did not work. Its very hard to remember clicking it within 20s.. 馃槀

I drove over a badger at 90km/h without the recorder triggering, then had a very close encounter with one two days later.. Nothing on tape. Car is fine, but the hit should maybe have triggered. The poor guy got pretty much steamrolled.. 馃槄 I heard horror stories about badgers being hard to hit, but the 2400kg i4 won this time. Helps that its flat all the way from front to rear. All i got was a bunch of dust from its coat on the underside of my bumper right infront of the wheel... 馃樀
Tesla Bjorn almost hit a moose in the Ix review and no alerts went off.
As for manual triggering , I'm hoping the hey bmw command can activate it. Cuz imo that's quicker then fumbling for buttons.
Yes, I want to leave automatic on, as I might not be capable of hitting a record button in the event of an accident. I recognize the button hold enables the recording and if it works while Automatic is enabled, I'm good with that - that's the way I would want to operate it. I guess, then, that selecting Manual would disable "automatic" recording in the event of an accident?
Kind of answered my own question by looking at the video in more detail . It seems the Manual and Automatic selection buttons are not mutually exclusive - they're not radio buttons. Both can be selected at the same time. Both are shown selected at about 1:30 of the video.
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If I have 360 cameras, can I activate/buy drive recorder via a Software?
If I have 360 cameras, can I activate/buy drive recorder via a Software?
From another thread:
You can use remote 3d view with your phone, on demand, no recording
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Called Remote Theft Recorder (iX)

German:

Google translated

If your BMW triggers an alarm, the cameras installed in your BMW automatically create images of the surroundings and the interior of your vehicle. You will be notified of the triggered alarm via a push message and can download, view or forward the video in the My BMW app. Please note: in order to be able to use these functions, you must go to "Drive Recorder" > "Settings" > Activate "Theft" and set a recording duration. To receive the notifications, you must set "Enabled" in the MY BMW app under "Settings" > "Notifications" > "Allow push notifications".
So, maybe.
The remote theft recorder will only work for the iX. In the i4 the drive recorder can also only record 20s before and after, in the iX you can manually record as long as you want as far as I know.
Also, getting the PA+ you should be able to buy Drive Recorder from the store.
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Strange behaviour: the recorder switches from the 4 camera view to the 3D view depending on the speed. this creates several videos (sections):
Plant Flat panel display Gadget Communication Device Audio equipment

Plant Gps navigation device Output device Automotive mirror Flat panel display

Plant Communication Device Gadget Flat panel display Tree


Sum= 35sec < 40sec
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