Poor PDR playback quality

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Hi all,

I went down to The Source today, bought a class 10 32G SD card for my PDR as I've never used it and thought it would be kinda fun to play around with. The very first video I record the bottom of the screen becomes pixelated and then "refreshes" repeatedly through the recording. I've called my service department and they are going to look into it. In the meantime, has anyone else had this issue? Is it a MB/sec issue with the SD card not being quick enough? Or is my PDR faulty and in need of replacement? Hmmmmm....... I've posted a video on YouTube under "Poor PDR playback quality."

 
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Solved the problem. Bought 80MB/s SD card. Tried it....works perfectly. Original one I purchased was 30MB/s. GM only specifies "Class 10" in the manual. No MB/s requirement. They should ....
 
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Good to know. When i had my Z06 i never used the PDR during the several months that i had it. I picked myself up a 2016 ATS-V earlier this month and it came equipped with a PDR so I'll give it a try.
 

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Solved the problem. Bought 80MB/s SD card. Tried it....works perfectly. Original one I purchased was 30MB/s. GM only specifies "Class 10" in the manual. No MB/s requirement. They should ....
Yes they say a class 10 up to 32gb card. Anything bigger requires specific formatting. I’ve used 16gb to 128gb cards with no problems.
Interesting info as the MB/s is not something I’ve considered. Guess I got lucky but I always bought one of the higher priced cards thinking it would be better. Maybe that is where the MB/s comes into play. 👍
 
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Surprisingly the cards were basically the same price. Oh well. Live and learn 😉
 

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Used the Valet mode for the first time last week because I wanted to see what would be produced. A 35 minute recording session resulted in a 1.5 GB MP4 file on a 16GB class 10, 30 mb/S card. Video and audio were clear for the portion I watched. It a good dash cam function. I will try the PDR mode this week on the same card. It is a fun and interesting feature for normal road driving.
 

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I wish more vehicles could have the PDR option. I know it’s cool on the tracking for the Corvette. It is almost a must for a new driver, so I am being lead to believe. New drivers can get hit on insurance regardless of fault. I am considering one for my teen’s vehicle and only wished it would not have to be something with wires dangling to a power supply. I suppose one could be wired in but a factory option would be a no brainer and maybe offset a portion of the insurance premium. Just a thought.
Not sure about everyone but my PDR recordings has a lot of drivers cutting me off on the highway. They pass me only to cut right in front .... I don’t get it.
 

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Your going to slow lmao. Sorry could not resist. There are dash cams that recharge.
 

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Your going to slow lmao. Sorry could not resist. There are dash cams that recharge.
I don’t always have Glympse on ..
but sure enough when I do ... 😁
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Thanks ... I’ll have to look for something for the dash of the teen’s daily driver (no vette unless it’s a chevette) that will be the least effort for using. After all her dad has trouble just remembering to simply turn the vette pdr on. 😂
 
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No PDR, GoPro's are great as dashcams. Heck even phones nowadays can also be used as dashcams. You just need to find a good solid dash mount for the phone.
 

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