What’s better than two cameras? Three cameras, of course! Introducing DR750X-3CH Plus Series, the first triple-channel BlackVue dash cam. It is now available in the BlackVue Online Store.
Front, rear and interior video protection
The DR750X-3CH Plus simultaneously records the front, rear and interior of your vehicle. Each of the three cameras is equipped with a Sony CMOS sensor (STARVIS™ for front and rear). The interior camera connects to main/front camera via micro USB.
- Front Cam: 2.1 megapixels STARVIS™ sensor / Full HD (1920×1080 @60FPS) / View angle: 139 degrees.
- Rear Cam: 2.1 megapixels STARVIS™ sensor / Full HD (1920×1080 @30FPS) / View angle: 139 degrees.
- Interior Cam: 1.27 megapixels Sony CMOS sensor with infrared LEDs / Full HD (1280×720 @30FPS) / View angle: 119 degrees.
If you are curious about how much recording time you will get with this new model, check our video quality settings and recording time table on this page.
In terms of video quality, you can expect something similar to the DR750X Plus Series (1CH and 2CH), as they share the same lens and sensor for the front and rear cameras. The only difference is that the bitrate of the front camera is slightly lower at the Highest (Extreme) setting on the 3CH model (16Mbps) vs 1CH/2CH (25Mbps). This allows to add the USB Interior IR camera videos while maintaining a combined bitrate and total recording time similar to a 2CH model.
Native Parking Mode
With its built-in voltage monitor, you can hardwire DR750X-3CH Plus to your vehicle’s fuse panel to use Parking Mode. As soon as you will turn off your vehicle’s ignition, the dash cam will go into Parking Mode, protecting your car while you are away. There are two Parking Mode “modes”: Time Lapse + Impact and Motion + Impact.
In Time Lapse + Impact mode, your dashcam records a time lapse video and in case of impact detected by the accelerometer, the camera records a full audio/video segment including the few seconds leading up to the impact.
In Motion + Impact, one-minute recordings are triggered by visual movements detected by the dash cam’s cameras, as well as the impacts.
Wondering which mode you should choose?
- Parked in a quiet area with little movement, traffic? Or you absolutely need audio (no audio in Time Lapse clips): choose Motion + Impact detection.
- Parked in a busy area (where the camera would keep recording motion-detection videos) or just want to be able to record for hours without overwriting older footage: pick Time Lapse mode.
No matter which mode you end up choosing, with DR750X-3CH Plus and its three cameras, you can record not only hit-and-runs on the front and rear of your vehicle, but also potential break-ins.
DR750X-3CH Plus is Cloud compatible, meaning you can use the BlackVue Connectivity Module (CM100LTE) or a third-party mobile Wi-Fi hotspot to connect your dash cam to BlackVue Cloud. You can check the view from any of the three cameras from anywhere with the BlackVue app.
However, with BlackVue Cloud it is your dash cam’s Parking Mode that really shines. When an impact is detected, not only do you get an instant Push Notification but with Live Event Upload, the video of the impact—including the pre-impact buffer—starts saving straight to the Cloud as it happens. That means even if the dash cam gets disconnected halfway through the video clip, the footage up until disconnection is safe in the Cloud.
Are the power and video cables compatible with past models?
Power cords: same 3-wire type cables (cigarette lighter power adapter or hardwiring cable) for native Parking Mode support as DR900X, DR900X Plus, DR750X, DR750X Plus models. Not compatible with prior models (DR900S, DR750S, DR650S, etc.).
Rear camera coaxial video cable: compatible with all past models using a coaxial video cable.
In short, if you have a DR900X Series or DR750X Series BlackVue, you can keep both power and video cables in your vehicle and just add the USB cable for the interior-facing camera.
If you have any prior model, you could keep the coaxial video cable installed but will have to replace the power cable.
Can I turn a Single or Dual-Channel DR750X Plus into a DR750X-3CH Plus?
No. While bearing resemblance with DR750X-1CH Plus and DR750X-2CH Plus models, the DR750X-3CH Plus Series use a different firmware.
This means that while you can choose to use only the front camera of your 3CH model, you cannot upgrade the 1CH or 2CH version to 3CH.
How to connect the BlackVue Connectivity Module (CM100LTE) if the interior camera already uses the USB port?
The DR750X-3CH Plus includes a USB Hub connector (1 micros USB port in, 2 micro USB ports out). This allows you to connect both the interior camera and the BlackVue Connectivity Module (CM100LTE).
Why not integrate the interior-facing camera in the front unit?
Good question! It is all about discretion and flexibility of installation. The ideal spot for the front camera is somewhere in the upper-middle part of the windshield, hidden behind the rear-view mirror. Therefore, an interior facing camera stuck on the front camera would have its view obscured by the rear-view mirror. In order to capture the interior, you would then have to place the camera in a more obvious location, potentially obstructing your field of view. That’s why we find that having the interior-facing camera as separate units gives more flexibility to do a stealthy installation.