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Car Camcorder
User Manual

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   Summary of Contents for HP f558

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    Car Camcorder User Manual...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents About this Guide ................3 FCC Statement ................3 WEEE Notice .................. 4 CE Regulatory Notice ..............4 Battery warning ................4 Notes on Installation ..............5 Caution ..................5 Introduction ..............6 Features ................6 Package Contents ............. 6 Product Overview ..............

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Recording Videos ............15 3.1.1 The Recording Screen..........15 3.1.2 Record videos while driving ........16 3.1.3 Emergency Recording .........16 3.1.4 Stop/Start recording ...........17 3.1.5 Taking Snapshot ..........17 3.1.6 HDR (High Dynamic Range) .........17 3.1.7 Headlight Warning ..........18 3.1.8 Driver Fatigue Alert ..........18 3.1.9 Parking Mode ............19 Playback Videos and Photos ...........20...

  • Page 4: About This Guide

    About this Guide The content in this document is for information purpose and is subject to change without prior notice. We made every effort to ensure that this User Guide is accurate and complete. However, no liability is assumed for any errors and omissions that may have occurred.

  • Page 5: Weee Notice

    WEEE Notice Disposal of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment and/or Battery by users in private households in the European Union This symbol on the product or on the packaging indicates that this cannot be disposed of as a household waste. You must dispose of your waste equipment and/or battery by handling it over to the applicable take-back scheme for the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment and/or battery.

  • Page 6: Notes On Installation

    Notes on Installation This product shall be installed near the rear view mirror, at the center and top of windshield for optimal viewing. Make sure that the lens is within the wiping range of the windscreen wiper to ensure a clear view even when it rains. Do not touch the lens with your fingers.

  • Page 7: Introduction

    Introduction Thank you for purchasing this advanced Car Recorder. This camcorder is specifically designed for real time video recording when driving. 1.1 Features • Full HD recording videos (1920x1440@30fps) • 2.31” LCD color screen • Wide angle lens • Multifunction traffic safety reminder •...

  • Page 8: Product Overview

    1.3 Product Overview Item Item Bracket Socket Enter Button ( Power Switch Speaker Memory Card Slot Wide Angle Lens USB / Power Connector Microphone Back Button ( LED Indicator Up Button ( LCD Panel Down Button (...

  • Page 9: Getting Started

    Getting Started 2.1 Inserting the Memory Card Insert memory card with the gold section facing upward and the screen of the camcorder facing upward too, as illustrated. Push the memory card in until a click sound is heard, indicating the card is in position. To remove the memory card Push to eject the memory card out of the slot.

  • Page 10: Installing In Vehicles

    2.2 Installing in Vehicles 2.2.1 Mount to Windshield Attach the bracket to the camcorder. Slide it into the bracket holder until you hear a click. Before installing the bracket, please use alcohol to clean the windshield and suction cup of the bracket. Wait for dry and press suction-cup on the windshield.

  • Page 11: Adjust The Camcorder Position

    2.2.2 Adjust the camcorder position Loose the knob to swivel the camcorder vertically or horizontally. Knob Then tighten the knob to make sure the camcorder is securely locked in place.

  • Page 12: Connecting To Power

    2.3 Connecting to Power Use only the attached power connector for activating the camcorder and charging the built-in battery. Connect one end of power connector to USB/Power connector port on the camcorder. USB port input: DC 5V / 1A. Plug the other end of the car adapter to the cigarette lighter socket of your vehicle.

  • Page 13: Led Indicator

    Battery Status Indicator: : : : Icon Description Full battery power. 2/3 battery power. 1/3 battery power. Out of battery power. Battery is charging. Connect the car adapter to charge the battery, battery is full charged. Note: 1. Please take note if the environment temperature reaches 45°C or above, the car adapter still can supply power to camcorder, but it will not charge the Lithium-ion battery.

  • Page 14: Powering The Camcorder On / Off

    2.5 Powering the Camcorder On / Off 2.5.1 Auto Power On/Off Once the vehicle engine is started, the camcorder automatically turns on. If the Automatic Record function is enabled, the recording will automatically start right after the camcorder turns on. Please refer to Set Automatic Record (2.6.2) 2.5.2 Manual Power On/Off and Reset 2.5.2.1...

  • Page 15: Initial Settings

    2.6 Initial Settings Before using the camcorder, we recommend you to set up the correct Date and Time and Automatic Record. 2.6.1 Set the Date / Time To set the correct date and time, do the following: If recording is in progress, press the button to stop recording.

  • Page 16: Using The Car Camcorder

    3 Using the Car Camcorder 3.1 Recording Videos 3.1.1 The Recording Screen Item Description Duration Indicates the recording duration. Menu Press the button to enter the OSD menu. Press the button to switch to Playback Playback mode. Stop recording Press the button to stop recording.

  • Page 17: Record Videos While Driving

    3.1.2 Record videos while driving When the vehicle engine starts up and the Automatic Record function is enabled, the camcorder automatically turns on and starts recording. Recording stops and shut down after the engine is switched off. Note: On some cars, the recording will continue when the engine is switched off. If this happens, please manually turn off the cigarette lighter or remove the car adapter from the cigarette lighter.

  • Page 18: Stop/start Recording

    3.1.4 Stop/Start recording Press the button to stop recording. Press the button to start recording. Note: 1. It can be configured to save a video file for every 3 or 5 minutes of recording. Please refer to (4.2). 2. The camcorder saves the recording in the memory card. If the memory card capacity is full, the oldest file in the memory card is overwritten.

  • Page 19: Headlight Warning

    3.1.7 Headlight Warning The Headlight Warning function produces voice and screen message alerts when it detects poor lighting conditions through the recording displays of this product, including driving in rainy or cloudy weather, at night, and in basements, parking lots, and tunnels. If recording is in progress, press the button to stop recording.

  • Page 20: Parking Mode

    3.1.9 Parking Mode To monitor the vehicle when it is parked, you can activate Motion Detection or Vibration Detection. If recording is in progress, press the button to stop recording. Press the button to enter the OSD menu. Press the button, select Parking Mode, and then press the button.

  • Page 21: Playback Videos And Photos

    seconds, the camcorder will be powered off instead of entering Motion Detection mode. No parking monitoring activated. Note: 1. When the battery is fully charged and is in good condition, Motion Detection can record continuously for about 20 minutes 2. As the camcorder is used, the battery storage capacity will decrease gradually. This is a normal phenomenon for the battery.

  • Page 22: Video Playback

    3.2.1 Video Playback If recording is in progress, press the button to stop recording. Press the button to enter the OSD menu. Press the button, select File Playback and then press the button. Press the button, select Video or Emergency, and then press button.

  • Page 23: The Playback Screen

    3.2.3 The Playback Screen Video Playback Screen Picture Playback Screen Item Description Press the button to return back to file File selection (back) selection display. Press the button to review the previous Previous File picture/video. Press the button to view the next Next File video/picture.

  • Page 24: Deleting Files

    3.2.4 Deleting Files If recording is in progress, press the button to stop recording. Press the button to enter the OSD menu. Press the button, select “File Deletion”, and press the button. Press the button, select file type and press the button.

  • Page 25: Adjusting The Settings

    Adjusting the settings 4.1 Using the menu You can customize the general settings via the on-screen display (OSD) menus. If recording is in progress, press the button to stop recording. Press the button to open up the OSD menu.。 Press the button, select menu item and press the button, then enter the selected menu.

  • Page 26: Menu Items

    4.2 Menu Items Refer to the below table for details of main menu and function list. Menu Item Description Available Option Select the file type that you Picture / Video / File Playback wish to view. Emergency 1920 x 1440 / 30 fps 1920 x 1080 / 60 fps Set up resolution of video Resolution...

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    Menu Item Description Available Option Press the button to set the exposure value. Setting of exposure value. It can be set between +1.0 to -1.0. The Headlight Warning function produces voice and screen message alerts when it detects poor lighting Headlight conditions through the On / Off...

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    Menu Item Description Available Option Picture / Video / File Deletion Delete files. Emergency Format Formatting of memory card Yes / No Reset all and restore to factory Default Yes / No default settings.

  • Page 29: Installing The Software

    5 Installing the Software Place the attached CD ROM into the CD player. If the CD does not execute automatically, please use Windows File Manager to execute the Install_CD.exe file in the CD. The following screen will be shown up. Press the [Menu] item to start the installation process according to the instructions on-screen.

  • Page 30: Specifications

    Specifications Item Description Image sensor 1/3” CMOS sensor Effective pixels 2688 (H) x 1512 (V) Storage media Support Micro SDHC Class 10, max. up to 32GB LCD display 2.31” LCD color screen Wide Angle Fixed Focus lens Lens F1.8, f=2.94mm Focus range 1.5m ~ Infinity Resolution: 1440P/30fps ;...

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    Item Description Microphone Support Speaker Support Interface Mini USB Battery Built-in 470mAh Li-polymer rechargeable Operating 0° ~ 60° C Temperature Operating Humidity 20 ~ 70% RH Storage -20° ~ 70° C Temperature Dimensions 57 x 30 x 58 mm Weight Approx.

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