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Motorola MDC400 User Manual

Motorola MDC400 User Manual

Dashboard camera


Dashboard Camera
Model: MDC400
The features described in this user's guide are subject to
modifications without prior notice.


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Summary of Contents for Motorola MDC400

  • Page 1 USER’S GUIDE Dashboard Camera Model: MDC400 The features described in this user’s guide are subject to modifications without prior notice.
  • Page 2 Thank you for purchasing the Dashboard Camera. Please keep your original dated sales receipt for your records. For warranty service of your Motorola product, you will need to provide a copy of your dated sales receipt to confirm warranty status. Registration is not required for warranty coverage.
  • Page 3 Overview of your Dashboard Camera Mode Button 5. Menu/Back Button Video/ Replay mode Setting switcher/Back switcher 6. Lens 2. Up Button Micro SD card slot Rewind during playback; 8. Reset Button Short press when in 9. USB/Power socket Video mode: Take photo 10.
  • Page 4 Table of contents Safety Instructions ............5 2. Getting Started ............. 6 Installing your Device ..........6 First Use ............... 7 3. Using your Dashboard Camera ......... 8 Recording and Saving ..........8 Switching Modes ............9 3.2.1 Mass Storage Mode ........9 3.2.2 Video Mode ..........
  • Page 5: Safety Instructions

    1. Safety Instructions WARNING • Do not install the device within the driver’s or passenger airbag operation range. Please refer to your car’s service manual for details about the operation range of your car’s airbags. • Never modify modes, settings, or program your device while your car is in motion.
  • Page 6: Getting Started

    2. Getting Started Installing your Device Best Installation Location The above illustration refers to a left-hand drive car. For right-hand drive cars, please flip the position of the cable installation accordingly. • Install your device within the rear-view mirror area and within the wiper cleaning area to get the clearest possible view.
  • Page 7: First Use

    • You can also power it ON or OFF manually by pressing the OK button. • The power LED (Red) will turn ON when the power is plugged in. Whenever the device is turned ON or OFF, you will see a splash screen showing the Motorola logo. Getting Started...
  • Page 8: Using Your Dashboard Camera

    3. Using your Dashboard Camera Recording and Saving The purpose of your dashboard camera is to continuously record the road ahead, and to automatically record and save any incidents or accidents you might be involved in. Your device records video by clusters of 1 minute (the duration can be changed in video settings menu, see 4.2 Video Settings.).
  • Page 9: Switching Modes

    SD card. 3.2.2 Video Mode The table below explains the various information displayed on the screen when your MDC400 is in Video mode. Some icons will only be displayed once the relevant function has been selected within the Video menu, as described below.
  • Page 10 1. Parking Mode Appears on screen when Parking Mode has been turned on. 2. LED lights Appears on screen when LED lights have been turned on 3. Microphone Appears on screen when Audio Recording is active. is displayed when the microphone muted.
  • Page 11: Playback Mode

    12. Recording Displays recording time of current Time video. 13. Protected Shown on screen when a video file has been protected by activation of the G Sensor or by the pressing of the file protect button. 3.2.3 Playback Mode Press the Mode button to select Playback mode. For each Video Type, press Up or Down to navigate, OK to confirm, Menu/Back to go to Playback Setting, and Mode to go back.
  • Page 12 The MDC400 will display the last recorded file. Depending on the type of file, the on-screen information and playback functions differ. Video Files: 1. Mode Indicates that the dashboard camera is in Video Playback mode. 2. Video Type...
  • Page 13 8. Video Length Current video length. 9. Page Current page/total page. Photo Files: 1. Mode Indicates that the dashboard camera is in Photo Playback mode. 2. Photo Displays current photo number. Number 3. Memory Card Indicates whether a memory card is present.
  • Page 14: Parking Mode

    Parking Mode Your dashboard camera can record footages of events occurring when your car is parked with engine off. The built-in battery will keep the sensor of your device in stand-by mode, and will start recording automatically for 30 seconds if it detects vibration or shock.
  • Page 15: Motion Detection

    Motion Detection To save storage space on your SD card, you can enable motion detection. When enabled, the device will stop recording when it does not detect motion for more than 10 seconds. The video footage of the detection video will be saved in the Detection folder until the folder is full.
  • Page 16: Settings

    4. Settings Main Settings To access Main Settings, press the Menu/Back button while in Video mode. For each sub-menu, press Up or Down to navigate, OK to confirm, and Menu/Back to go back or cancel. Menu Description Date/Time Set the date and time. Press Up or Down to set each value;...
  • Page 17 LCD Off You can set the LCD to never turn off or turn off after 3 minutes Volume Set the volume of the built-in speaker to high/middle/low. Format Use this option to format your SD Card. IMPORTANT! Formatting a SD card will erase all its memory contents.
  • Page 18: Video Settings

    Video Settings There are two ways to access Video Settings: Press the Menu/Back button twice while in Video mode; 2. Press the Down button while in the last sub-menu of Main Settings. For each sub-menu, press Up or Down to navigate, OK to confirm, and Menu/Back to go back or cancel.
  • Page 19 Loop Recording Loop Recording allows your camera to overwrite old files with new files. Once the memory card becomes full, the camera will delete the first video file to make room for the latest file. Choose the default duration for each recording cluster: 1 Minute / 3 Minutes / 5 Minutes / Off Exposure...
  • Page 20 IMPORTANT! Changing the video quality and resolution settings to a lower value might reduce the amount of details you can see on your saved videos. Resolution Card Capacity Recording time (minutes) 1080FHD 1920*1080 4GB 16GB 32GB 1080P 1440*1080 16GB 32GB 720P 1280*720 16GB...
  • Page 21: Photo Settings

    Photo Settings There are two ways to access Photo Settings: 1. Press the button three times while in Menu/Back Video mode 2. Press the Down button while in the last sub-menu of Video Settings. For each sub-menu, press Up or Down to navigate, OK to confirm, and Menu/Back to go back or cancel.
  • Page 22 White Balance Adjust the white balance for different light conditions. You can set the white balance to Auto/ Incandescent/Sunny/ Cloudy/ Fluorescent. We recommend to leave it as Auto. Exposure Adjust exposure level for different light conditions. You can adjust the exposure as you require. Press the Up button if you need the photos to be clearer or Down button if you need it to be darker.
  • Page 23: Playback Settings

    Playback Settings To access Playback Settings, press the Menu/Back button while in Playback mode. For each sub-menu, press Up or Down to navigate, OK to confirm, and Menu/Back to go back or cancel. Menu Description Delete Use this option to delete photos and videos stored in your SD card.
  • Page 24: Disposal Of The Device (Environment)

    5. Disposal of the Device (Environment) At the end of the product life cycle, you should not dispose of this product with normal household waste. Take this product to a collection point for the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment. The symbol on the product, user's guide and/or box indicates this.
  • Page 25: General Information

    US and Canada 1-888-331-3383 E-mail: Consumer Products and Accessories Limited Warranty ("Warranty") Thank you for purchasing this Motorola branded product manufactured under license by Binatone Electronics International Ltd ("BINATONE"). What Does this Warranty Cover? Subject to the exclusions contained below, BINATONE warrants that this Motorola branded product ("Product") or certified accessory ("Accessory") sold...
  • Page 27 DAMAGES MAY BE DISCLAIMED BY LAW. Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitation or exclusion of incidental or consequential damages, or limitation on the length of an implied warranty, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights that vary from one jurisdiction to another.
  • Page 28 MOTOROLA or BINATONE, are excluded from coverage. Use of Non-Motorola branded Products and Accessories. Defects or damage that result from the use of Non-Motorola branded or certified Products or Accessories or other peripheral equipment are excluded from coverage. Unauthorized Service or Modification. Defects or...
  • Page 29 How to Obtain Warranty Service or Other Information? To obtain service or information, please call: US and Canada 1-888-331-3383 E-mail: You will receive instructions on how to ship the Products or Accessories at your expense and risk, to a BINATONE Authorized Repair Center.
  • Page 30 interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.
  • Page 31 product has been tested and found to comply with the FCC criteria. This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. CAN ICES-3(B)/NMB-3(B) WARNING Changes or modifications, to this equipment not expressively approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
  • Page 32: Technical Specifications

    7. Technical Specifications LCD screen 4.0-inch Video resolution Up to FHD 1920*1080P Lens 152° wide angle Video format Pictures resolution Up to 12M pixels Photo format JPEG Micro SD card Up to 32G capacity, Class Night vision Supported Mic and Speaker Built-in Power 5V DC...
  • Page 33 Manufactured, distributed or sold by Binatone Electronics International LTD., official licensee for this product. MOTOROLA and the Stylised M Logo, are trademarks or registered trademarks of Motorola Trademark Holdings, LLC. and are used under license. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. © 2017 Motorola Mobility LLC.

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