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Answered retrieving video from BMW advanced car eye

Vennwood

Novice Member
Hi all - I had similar frustrations and the dealers didn't appear to know anything so I emailed the developer. They replied almost immediately and explained how it all worked - including the PC viewer which looks great and they confirmed that you can view both front and back cameras as well as GPS information. It is much better viewing everything on a 24 inch monitor.

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Sad099

Well-known Member
@Vennwood
Hi - out of interest what PC viewer are you using and where did you source it from ?
I've only been using the mobile to view - but it would be good to be able to use a decent viewer - was thinking of using VLC but if there is a recommended one by the developer then may as well try that first.
Thanks
 

Vennwood

Novice Member
This is the one that both BMW Customer Services and the Developer recommended


There are "differing suggestions" on how to load videos - the Developer says to use your mobile app (in my case iphone) and use the iphone file manager to move the videos over to the PC. BMW suggest you remove the SD card and transfer it over to the PC. Either works - I use the mobile app as it is easier for me anyway. The PC viewer gives you a full screen view. Hope this helps.
 

Sad099

Well-known Member
Great, I'll give that a try.
Many thanks

This is the one that both BMW Customer Services and the Developer recommended


There are "differing suggestions" on how to load videos - the Developer says to use your mobile app (in my case iphone) and use the iphone file manager to move the videos over to the PC. BMW suggest you remove the SD card and transfer it over to the PC. Either works - I use the mobile app as it is easier for me anyway. The PC viewer gives you a full screen view. Hope this helps.
 

Geezergeek

Novice Member
Hi, For those who may be interested, I recently had the Advanced Car Eye 2.0 installed in my BMW and took a while to find out how to extract the front and rear videos from the files recorded to the Micro SD card on the desktop.

Many thanks to Jack669 over at babybmw.net for working it out but I thought I'd repeat the details over here as I had found this issue on this forum which had not been fully addressed for desktop users.

"PROCEDURES ON TO HOW TO GET NEW AND SEPARATE INDIVIDUAL FRONT AND REAR AVI VIDEO CLIPS FOR BMW ACE 2.0

I have managed to separate Track 1 (front view) and Track 2 (rear view) on VCL and also managed to save Track 2 (rear view) as a separate AVI file onto my laptop.
1. For the benefit of others, I will outline the procedures from the start. First, open your VCL and select ‘View’ on the top task bar and click on ‘Advance Controls’. A red record button will now appear on the left side of the bottom task bar.
2. Switch off your BMW ACE 2.0 camera and then remove the SD Card from the camera.
3. Connect the SD Card to your computer using appropriate USB/Photo Card device.
4. Open the SD Card, select and ‘Copy’ the required AVI Video clip and store in a folder on your desktop.
5. Open VCL and select the ‘Media’ tab on the top task bar, select ‘Open Folder’ select ‘Desktop’ and open the file that you have just stored your video clip in and double click on the AVI video clip you require to split. The clip will open immediately in VCL play mode.
6. Press the ‘Pause’ button, lower left-hand side of the lower task bar, click and hold on the leading edge of the blue ‘Time’ line and drag it back to the start.
7. Select ‘Video’ tab on the top task bar. Place cursor on ‘Video Track’ and select Track 2 for the rear-view video clip or Track 1 for the front video clip. Now click on the red ‘Record’ button lower left-hand side of the lower Task Bar. (The button will move slightly, and the background will go light blue) Now press the play button lower left-hand side of the lower Task bar. The Video will now play whilst being recorded in the background.
8. On completion, minimise or close the VCL.
9. Now open ‘My Documents’ and from the far-left column select and open the ‘Videos’ folder where you will find the new individual Track 2 rear view AVI clip.
10. Right click on the new file, select ‘Open With’ and select ‘VLC’ and away you go.

VCL Media Player – free download from official videolan site link:
https://www.videolan.org › vlc › index.en-GB.html"

My extension for Mac users

"As a minor extension I have also checked out the process on the Mac and here are my amended notes to highlight the minor differences in the process.


1. to 4. as per Windows guide, except there appears to be no ‘Advanced controls’ so 'Record' menu or shortcut keys are used instead.
5. Open VLC and Select ‘File’ than ‘Open File’. Select the clip you wish to split record from the folder in which you copied the recording files. The clip will open immediately.
6. Press the ‘Pause’ button in the lower left corner. Click and hold the round white button in the timeline and drag it back to the start of the clip or the point where you wish to commence recording copy.
7. Select ‘Video’ then ‘Video Track’ then 'Track 2' for the rear camera (or leave as default ‘Track 1’ if you want the front camera). Now select ‘Playback’ from the top menu bar and then ‘Record’ or use the hot keys. Then select the ‘Play’ button at the bottom left hand corner. The video will now play while the selected Track number 1 or 2 will be recorded in the background. Wait for the video to complete playing & recording or select the ‘Stop’ from the ‘Record’ Menu if you wish to edit the clip length.
8. Minimise or close VLC.
9. Open the ‘Movies’ folder in your Favourites in Finder.
10. Right click on the new file, select ‘Open With’ and select ‘VLC’ and you're done.

Hope this helps those who may be Mac only users".

Cheers
Geezergeek
 
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