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What Does it Mean When A HD Car Camera Is Looping or Loops?
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What is it when a dash camera is looping or loops? Looping is also known as cycling. Loop or looping is the important feature that allows the HD car DVR to continuously record video hour after hour to the same SD memory card.
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Looping is also known as cycling. Loop or looping is the important feature that allows the HD car DVR to continuously record video hour after hour to the same SD memory card.  
As the camera records in the “loop” or “cycle” setting it is creating video files or segments in 2, 3 or 5 minute lengths. These files are recorded and saved consecutively one after another to the SD memory card.  When a camera fills up a SD memory card with many files it must "loop" or "cycle" back to the earliest video segment it saved to the SD memory card and it must overwrite that file so that it can record and save the most current video file that is actively recording.  
 
The camera does this automatically when the Loop feature is on. This allows the SD card to always have stored the most recent video file that the car camera has recorded. You only have to determine how long of a video file you want the camera to make and then save to the card. 
 
Your choices are files that are 2 minutes, 3 minutes, and 5 minutes long.  There are different reasons to choose different file sizes. The 3 minute file size is a good length to start with. There is no gap or missing video between files that are recorded. In general the "Loop" setting should always be set on with any one of the 2,3 or 5 minute file sizes chosen.