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    Action Cam User Manual...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents About this manual ............v Copyright ................ v FCC Statement .............. vi Radiation Exposure Statement ......... vi Precautions ..............vii Operating conditions ..........viii Notes on Waterproof Case ........ix Before You Start ............xii Introducing the Camera ......1 System Requirements ........1 Features ..............1 Unpacking the Camera ........2...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Changing Modes ..........14 Connecting to TV (HDMI Cable) ....15 Connecting to PC (Micro USB Cable) ..15 Capturing Videos and Photos .... 16 Recording Videos ..........16 Taking Photos ........... 16 3.2.1 WiFi ............17 3.2.2 Burst Shooting .......... 17 3.2.3 Time Lapse Shooting .......

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    4.14 RF ................. 44 4.15 Factory Default ..........46 Using the Accessories ......47 Waterproof Case ..........47 5.1.1 Using the Waterproof Case ....47 5.1.2 Changing the T Tip Adapter ....49 Changing the Housing Back Door ..50 5.1.3 Velcro Strap ............

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    This manual is designed to demonstrate the features of your HP Action Cam ac300w. All information presented is as accurate as possible but is subject to change without notice. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.

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    FCC Statement Modifications not approved by the party responsible for compliance could void user’s authority to operate the equipment. This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.

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    Precautions General precautions • Do not store the product in dusty, dirty, or sandy areas, as its components may be damaged. • Do not store the product in a hot environment. High temperatures can shorten the life of electronic devices, damage batteries and warp or melt certain plastics.

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    Operating conditions • This camera is designed for use in temperatures ranging from -10°C to 50°C (14°F to 122°F). • Do not use or keep the camera in the following areas: - In areas subject to direct sunlight - In areas subject to high humidity or dust - Near air conditioners, heaters, or other areas subject to temperature extremes - Inside of a closed vehicle, especially one parked in the sun.

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    Notes on Waterproof Case Waterproof Case performance • The waterproof case performance is equivalent to IPX8 (60m/1hr). • Underwater time limit: Do not use the waterproof case underwater for more than 60 minutes and 60 meters to ensure water resistance. •...

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    Notes for general use: • Avoid opening or closing the waterproof case near the water’s edge (sea, lake, beach, lake, etc.). Do not open or close the waterproof case lock with wet hands, or hands with sand or dust. • The accessories (batteries, etc.) used with the camera are not water resistant, be careful in using them.

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    Notes on waterproof case maintenance • The waterproof of sealing material is replaceable for a fee. The material should be replaced once a year to maintain its water resistance. After using the waterproof case • Be sure to come ashore within 60 minutes after going underwater, this will maintain the appearance, quality and water resistance of the waterproof case.

  • Page 12: Before You Start

    Before You Start Take some test shots before you use your camera. Before taking pictures with this camera, test the camera beforehand to ensure that it functions properly. Any additional loss caused by the malfunction of this product (such as costs of photography or any loss of benefit generated by the photography) is not the responsibility of the manufacturer and no compensation will be given for it.

  • Page 13: System Requirements

    H.264 Video Clip • 140° Wide Angle Lens • WLAN 802.11 b/g/n • 2.4GHz RF remote control • 16 Megapixel Photos • Sports Camera functionality • Li-ion Rechargeable Battery • External Waterproof Case/Standard Mounts/Watch Remote • Smartphone App [HP Xcam]...

  • Page 14: Unpacking The Camera

    1.3 Unpacking the Camera The following items should be present in the package. If any item is missing or appears damaged, contact your dealer immediately. Camera Li-ion Battery Quick Start Guide CD-ROM Micro USB Cable Wrist Remote watch USB Pogo Pin T Tip Mount cable...

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    Standard Accessories Waterproof Case Vented Housing Waterproof Housing Backdoor Backdoor T Tip Adapter Flat Adhesive Curved Adhesive Socket Socket Secure Tether Velcro Strap Swivel T Tip Anti-fog Inserts Safety Lock bike mount...

  • Page 16: About The Camera

    1.4 About the Camera Refer to the following illustrations to familiarize yourself with the buttons and controls of this camera. 1.4.1 Camera Views Power / Mode OLED screen button Power/Status Shutter button LED 1 HDMI port Speaker Lens Micro SD card slot Power/Status/ Battery LED 2...

  • Page 17: Button Functions

    1.4.2 Button Functions • Press and hold for 3 seconds to turn the camera on or off. • Press to switch to different modes: Video, Power / Mode Photo, WiFi, Burst, Time Lapse, Button Self-timer, and Set mode. • In Set mode, press to scroll through menu items.

  • Page 18: Led Indicators

    1.4.3 LED Indicators The camera has four LED indicators. The Power/Status LEDs are located on top, on the bottom, and on the back of the camera. These LEDs are designed for users to see the status of the camera whichever way the camera is held or mounted.

  • Page 19: Getting Started

    2 Getting Started Read this section to learn how to start using the camera. This section covers basic functions such as switching on, installing the battery and micro SD card, and configuring preliminary settings. See later chapters for advanced functions. 2.1 Installing the Micro SD Card A micro SD card is required to capture photos and videos.

  • Page 20: Removing The Micro Sd Card

    2.1.1 Removing the Micro SD card Turn off the camera. With a fingertip, push the micro SD card to eject it from the slot. Remove the micro SD card. 2.2 Installing the Battery Warning: Use only the supplied battery or a similar battery recommended by the manufacturer or the dealer.

  • Page 21: Removing The Battery

    Close the battery compartment cover. 2.2.1 Removing the battery Open the battery compartment cover. Pull the ribbon to remove the battery.

  • Page 22: Charging The Battery

    2.3 Charging the Battery You can charge the battery using the micro USB cable that came with the camera. Follow the steps below to charge the battery. Install the battery into the battery compartment. Plug the micro-USB connector to the USB port of your device.

  • Page 23: Turning On/ Off The Camera

    2.4 Turning ON/ OFF the Camera • To turn on the camera, press the Power button. The Power/Status LED indicator lights green for 3 seconds. • To turn off the camera, press and hold the Power button for 3 seconds.

  • Page 24: Oled Screen

    2.5 OLED Screen When the camera is turned on, the OLED screen displays the following information: Displays the current mode of the Current Mode camera. Use this mode to record videos. The Video icon also indicates the current video Mode recording settings.

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    Use this mode to capture 10 Burst continuous photos with one press of Mode the Shutter button. In this mode, photos are continuously captured with a specific interval time Time when the Shutter button is pressed. Lapse To stop capturing, press the Shutter Mode button again.

  • Page 26: Changing Modes

    2.6 Changing Modes Press the Mode button repeatedly to switch modes. Video Mode Photo Mode WiFi Mode Burst Mode Setting Mode Self-Timer Mode Time Lapse Mode...

  • Page 27: Connecting To Tv (hdmi Cable)

    2.7 Connecting to TV (HDMI Cable) You can also connect the camera to a TV using a standard mini to standard HDMI cable (not included).. 2.8 Connecting to PC (Micro USB Cable) Connect the camera to a computer with the micro USB cable provided as shown.

  • Page 28: Recording Videos

    3 Capturing Videos and Photos 3.1 Recording Videos Your camera supports Dual Stream recording. When a video is recorded, two video files of different file size are automatically saved in the memory card. The smaller file is used to view videos using a smartphone.

  • Page 29: Wifi

    This menu allows you to connect your camera to a smartphone using WiFi connection and view or record the videos and photos from your camera on the smartphone. Note: Before using this feature, download the HP Xcam app from AppStore (iOS) or Google Play (Android OS) on your smartphone..

  • Page 30: Time Lapse Shooting

    3.2.3 Time Lapse Shooting This feature allows you to continuously capture photos with one press of the Shutter button at the preset interval time (1/3/5/10/30/60 seconds). Shooting only stops when the Shutter button is pressed again. You can use this feature to record videos such as evolution of a construction project, weather changes, or flower blossom.

  • Page 31: Loop Recording

    3.2.5 Loop Recording This feature allows you to continuously record the video until the recording is manually stopped. When the free capacity of the card is not enough, the camera will automatically overwrite the oldest looping file with new video is recorded. The system will automatically save one video file every 1 minute of recording.

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    Note: * Before using Loop recording, you may need to format the memory card in order to free up enough space. *Suggest to use memory card more than 4GB. When the camera is NOT in Loop recording mode, it will record video until the free memory card capacity is less than 500MB.

  • Page 33: Adjusting The Settings

    4 Adjusting the Settings To adjust the camera settings, press the Mode button repeatedly to switch to Set mode and then press the Shutter button to confirm. The screen below is displayed: Select SETUP to adjust capture SETUP Menu settings. Select to adjust the video Video resolution.

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    Select to close the SETUP menu Exit and return to the previous menu screen. Select MORE to adjust basic MORE Menu camera settings. Select to set the direction of the Up/Down OSD screen display. Select to turn the LED on or off. Select to adjust the screen Bright brightness.

  • Page 35: Video Resolution

    4.1 Video Resolution Your camera supports Dual Stream recording. When a video is recorded, two video files of different file size are automatically saved in the memory card. The smaller file is used to view videos using a smartphone. The camera supports nine resolution options for videos. Set the video resolution before you start recording a video.

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    16:9 Narrow, 1080P (1920x1080, 30fps) 4:3, 960P (1280x960, 60fps) 4:3, 960P (1280x960, 30fps) 16:9, 720P (1280x720, 120fps) 16:9, 720P (1280x720, 60fps) 16:9, WVGA (848x480, 240fps) Press the Shutter button to confirm. To exit the menu, press the Mode button repeatedly until the EXIT screen appears.

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    Note: The FOV of every resolution is different. Resolution Resolution Field of view 1080p60 1920*1080 (16:9) 1080p30 U 1920*1080 (16:9) 1080p30 W 1920*1080 (16:9) 1080p30 N 1920*1080 (16:9) 720p60 1280*720 (16:9) 720p120 1280*720 (16:9) 960p 1280*960(4:3) WVGA 848*480 (16:9)

  • Page 38: Photo

    4.2 Photo This menu allows you to set the resolution before you capture an image. Do the following to select the image resolution. Press the Mode button repeatedly to change to SET mode. Press the Shutter button to enter SET mode. Press the Shutter button to enter the SETUP menu.

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    Note: The FOV of every resolution is different. Resolution 4:3 Resolution Field of view Still image 16M 4632 x 3488, 16M Still image 12M 4000 x 3000, 12M Still image 8M 3264 x 2446, 8M Still image 5M 2592 x 1944, 5M...

  • Page 40: Timer

    4.3 Timer This menu allows you to set the self-timer delay. Do the following to select the desired self-timer setting. Press the Mode button repeatedly to change to SET mode. Press the Shutter button to enter SET mode. Press the Shutter button to enter the SETUP menu. Press the Mode button to highlight TIMER.

  • Page 41: Shooting Interval

    4.4 Shooting Interval This menu allows you to select the interval options when capturing photos using Lapse mode. Do the following to select the shooting interval. Press the Mode button repeatedly to change to SET mode. Press the Shutter button to enter SET mode. Press the Shutter button to enter the SETUP menu.

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    options: 1 SEC, 3 SEC, 5 SEC, 10 SEC, 30 SEC, and 60 SEC. Press the Shutter button to confirm. To exit the menu, press the Mode button repeatedly until the EXIT screen appears. 10. Press the Shutter button to exit SET mode.

  • Page 43: Up/down

    4.5 Up/Down This menu allows you to capture videos and photos upside down. You can enable this feature when you mount the camera upside down so that the captured shots appear right side up when you review it on your computer or TV. Do the following to enable this feature.

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    4.6 Loop This menu allows you to set the camera to continuously record the video until the memory card storage is full or the recording is manually stopped. Do the following to enable this feature. Press the Mode button repeatedly to change to SET mode.

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    Looping video mode • The loop video function is only applicable when the video resolution is set to 1080p30. • Multiple small segments are written to the memory card, and these segments will be overwritten during loop recording. • Without any looping files, the system will indicate that the card is full when the remaining storage is less than 800MB.

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    Looping video mode with USB adapter • When the camera is connected to a USB adapter, the video recording starts automatically. When the USB adapter is disconnected, the recording will stop recording after 30 seconds. Then it will automatically save the file and turn the device off.

  • Page 47: Delete

    4.7 Delete This menu allows you to delete all files in the Micro SD card. Do the following to delete all files. Press the Mode button repeatedly to change to SET mode. Press the Shutter button to enter SET mode. Press the Shutter button to enter the SETUP menu.

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    Press the Mode button to select √ to confirm deletion. Press the Shutter button to confirm. 10. To exit the menu, press the Mode button repeatedly until the EXIT screen appears. 11. Press the Shutter button to exit SET mode.

  • Page 49: Osd Up/down

    4.8 OSD Up/Down This menu allows you to display the OLED screen upside down. Do the following to enable this feature. Press the Mode button repeatedly to change to SET mode. Press the Shutter button to enter SET mode. Press the Mode button to highlight MORE. Press the Shutter button to enter the MORE menu.

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    4.9 LED This menu allows you to turn the LED on or off. Do the following to turn the LED on or off. Press the Mode button repeatedly to change to SET mode. Press the Shutter button to enter SET mode. Press the Mode button to highlight MORE.

  • Page 51: Brightness

    4.10 Brightness This menu allows you to adjust the OLED screen brightness. Do the following to adjust the screen brightness. Press the Mode button repeatedly to change to SET mode. Press the Shutter button to enter SET mode. Press the Mode button to highlight MORE. Press the Shutter button to enter the MORE menu.

  • Page 52: Beep

    4.11 Beep This menu allows you to enable or disable the beep sound when you press the Power / Mode or Shutter buttons. Do the following to enable or disable the beep sound. Press the Mode button repeatedly to change to SET mode.

  • Page 53: Auto-off

    To exit the menu, press the Mode button repeatedly until the EXIT screen appears. 10. Press the Shutter button to exit SET mode. 4.12 Auto-Off This menu allows you to program the camera to automatically turn off after being idle for a specific period of time, or you can set the setting to OFF to keep the camera on until you manually turn it off.

  • Page 54: Date And Time

    To exit the menu, press the Mode button repeatedly until the EXIT screen appears. 10. Press the Shutter button to exit SET mode. 4.13 Date and Time This menu allows you to set the camera date and time settings. Do the following to set the camera date and time. Press the Mode button repeatedly to change to SET mode.

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    When done, press the Mode button to go to the month field. Month Year Hour Minute Press the Shutter button repeatedly to adjust the month value, and then press the Mode button to go to the day field. 10. Press the Shutter button repeatedly to adjust the day value, and then press the Mode button to go to the hour field.

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    4.14 RF This menu allows you to pair your camera with the RF watch remote control (optional accessory). When the devices are paired, you can record videos or capture photos by pressing the corresponding buttons on the RF watch remote control. Do the following to pair your RF watch remote control.

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    To exit the menu, press the Mode button repeatedly until the EXIT screen appears. Press the Shutter button to exit SET mode.

  • Page 58: Factory Default

    4.15 Factory Default This menu allows you to restore the default factory settings of your camera. Do the following to restore the factory default settings. Press the Mode button repeatedly to change to SET mode. Press the Shutter button to enter SET mode. Press the Mode button to highlight MORE.

  • Page 59: Using The Accessories

    5 Using the Accessories The camera comes with rugged accessories for all your sporting needs. 5.1 Waterproof Case The waterproof case allows you to take underwater shots or use it with the surface mount, bike mount, or chest strap to capture other water sports activities.

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    Secure the waterproof case lock. The waterproof case can be used with other accessories such as the swivel T tip, bike mount, chest mount, head mount, etc. How to avoid fogging Put 4 Anti-fog Inserts in waterproof case. Be sure to wait two hours at least before using underwater.

  • Page 61: Changing The T Tip Adapter

    Put the camera with Li-ion battery in the waterproof case and don’t close the case, then put them to the electronic dry cabinet for about two hours. Before you use the machine, close the waterproof case in the electronic dry cabinet immediately.

  • Page 62: Changing The Housing Back Door

    5.1.3 Changing the Housing Back Door Depending on the accessories that you want to use with the case, you may need to change the housing back door. Two back doors are included in the standard package: the waterproof housing back door, and the vented housing back door.

  • Page 63: Assembling The Camera Accessories

    5.3 Assembling the Camera Accessories Lock the T tip adapter to the T tip of the adjoining accessories to install them to your camera. Tips on attaching adhesive mounts • Apply to clean surfaces - wax, dust, and oily essence free. •...

  • Page 64: Rf Watch Remote Control

    5.4 RF Watch Remote Control Before using the RF watch remote control, you must pair it with the camera. Do the following to pair your RF watch remote control. On the camera, press the Mode button repeatedly to change to SET mode. Press the Shutter button to enter SET mode.

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    Use the LEFT or RIGHT button to select Pairing and press the VIDEO button to enter Pairing menu. 10. Use the LEFT or RIGHT button to select the preview window that you want to pair with your camera and press the VIDEO button to start pairing.

  • Page 66: Specifications

    Appendix Specifications General OLED Screen 0.83” Display Storage (Memory) Micro SD card, up to 32GB SDHC Class 6 Image Quality Optics: Ultra-sharp F/no=2.8, f=3.4mm Focus range: 0.8m ~ infinity Field of view: Ultra wide, Wide Video 1080p (16:9): 60fps Ultra wide/30fps Ultra wide, Wide, Narrow FOV 960p (4:3): 60, 30 fps Ultra wide FOV 720p (16:9): 120, 60 fps Ultra wide FOV...

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    General Capture (H.264) Average Record Video (1080p60): about 90 minutes, Time Photo (16MP): about 250 photos Auto Power Off 1, 3, 5, 10, 30, 60 minutes Inputs/Outputs Micro USB, Mini HDMI, 2.5mm external microphone Battery 1130mAh rechargeable Li-ion Dimensions 42.7 (H) x 59.2 (W) x 26.4 (D) mm (without lens) Weight Approx.

  • Page 68: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Problem Possible Cause Solution The battery LED is The battery is almost Replace with a new flashing red. used up. battery or charge the battery. Nothing happens The Micro SD card is Transfer the Micro SD when the Shutter full.

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    Trademarks and licenses SDHC Logo is a trademark of SD-3C, L...

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