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Old 01-27-2019, 11:01 PM
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I just took a look at the first video I recorded with the Performance Data Recorder on my ZR1. The quality was very poor. The colors are muted, and the video is pixelated. I have recorded many hours of video with the PDR on my 2016 Z06 and the quality is fine. Is it possible a bad camera was installed? Has anyone else had a similar problem?
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I just took a look at the first video I recorded with the Performance Data Recorder on my ZR1. The quality was very poor. The colors are muted, and the video is pixelated. I have recorded many hours of video with the PDR on my 2016 Z06 and the quality is fine. Is it possible a bad camera was installed? Has anyone else had a similar problem?
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Welcome to Chevy, the quality on your $145K Chevy may or may not be worse than on your $90K Chevy, which may or may not be worse than a $20K Chevy. It seems these cars are a gamble, each one having their own unique issues. Back in the old days, I'm told these unique issues were called "features" or "added personality", but today they are a product of poor quality control.
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I am pleased with the quality of the PDR videos in my ZR1. Keep playing with it and take it to the dealer if needed.
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GM supposedly issued a TSB back in 2016 for the PDR video quality. That was for Corvettes built before mid- March 2015. GM issued a reflash for the software and it was told they upgraded the PDR systems to eliminate the very problems described. I only have 300 miles on my ZR1 since late August 2018 before the cold weather set in so I haven't recorded and reviewed much video yet. I will take note of this when spring arrives.
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Make sure the camera lenses are clean.
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I've had good quality with my recordings. It's possible that the SD card is too slow. I'm not sure, but there are different speed ratings for read/write on SD cards. That could possibly affect it.
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I had the same issue with my ZR1 and it was far worse than my 2017 or 2015 Z06. I haven't tried my 2019 GS PDR yet. The 2016 fix was to correct the green tint issue. I wrote a very detailed description for the dealer which went to GM and then to Cosworth. I had a Cosworth engineer reach out to me to upload a file for analysis but I never got any solution and he never replied to follow-up mails. Please go to your dealer and have them file the issue with GM so we can get some momentum to fix it. You can see it in any of the track videos on my YT channel.

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I guess I should go try mine.
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Originally Posted by Voltamer View Post
I just took a look at the first video I recorded with the Performance Data Recorder on my ZR1. The quality was very poor. The colors are muted, and the video is pixelated. I have recorded many hours of video with the PDR on my 2016 Z06 and the quality is fine. Is it possible a bad camera was installed? Has anyone else had a similar problem?
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Is everyone using the correct card? a 16 or 32 GB CARD. 10 inside a C on it?
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I apologize for making comments that you guys already know,(because I know **** about this stuff), but a computer savy instructor at Spring Mtn mentioned that if you use a card over 32 G, it has to be re-formatted and it will work but they suggested just sticking with the latest 16 or 32 G ones for best results and 10 inside the C was an absolute must. They mentioned nothing about a problem with the PDR system. Thats all I know about it. Havent used the one in my own car enough to have any reliable input on the topic.
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I just took a look at the first video I recorded with the Performance Data Recorder on my ZR1. The quality was very poor. The colors are muted, and the video is pixelated. I have recorded many hours of video with the PDR on my 2016 Z06 and the quality is fine. Is it possible a bad camera was installed? Has anyone else had a similar problem?
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Itís hard going to the 2019 ZR1 from a 2015-2016 Z06. They were just better built cars back then with nicer hardware/software. The stereo and rear view camera on my 2015 Z06 are MUCH nicer than my 2019 ZR1. The stereo is louder and the rear camera has better quality. Iíll go compare the PDRs later today!
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Had the same issue that Sean did with my ZR1 PDR video quality. I was contacted by a GM Engineer (via this Forum) and he arranged with my dealer to have the PDR camera replaced and the original unit went back to him at GM for analysis.

The camera replacement seems to have fixed my video quality issues. I never heard back to indicate what, if anything, they found wrong with my original camera unit.

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Had the same issue that Sean did with my ZR1 PDR video quality. I was contacted by a GM Engineer (via this Forum) and he arranged with my dealer to have the PDR camera replaced and the original unit went back to him at GM for analysis.

The camera replacement seems to have fixed my video quality issues. I never heard back to indicate what, if anything, they found wrong with my original camera unit.

Glad to hear they fixed yours but kind of pissed off they never offered to replace mine. I sure hope I don't have any issues with the GS.
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