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Car Camcorder
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  • Page 1 Car Camcorder User Manual...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents About this Guide ................5 FCC Statement ................5 Prohibition of co-location ..............6 Important note ................. 6 WEEE Notice .................. 6 CE Regulatory Notice ..............7 Battery Warning ................7 Notes on Installation ................ 8 Caution ................... 9 Introduction ................
  • Page 3 Getting Started ..............16 Storage Media ..............16 2.1.1 Insert the Memory Card ..........16 2.1.2 Remove the Memory Card ........16 Installing in Vehicles ............18 2.2.1 Mount to Windshield ..........18 2.2.2 Adjust the device position ......... 19 Connecting to Power ............
  • Page 4 3.4.1 Speed Cam Alert............36 3.4.2 Speed Limit Alert............36 Parking Mode ..............38 3.5.1 Using embedded battery of car camcorder ....38 3.5.2 Using car’s battery with ACC cable connected..41 3.5.3 Connect with power bank ......... 41 3.5.4 Collision Detection ...........
  • Page 5 Adjusting the Settings ............66 Using the Menu ..............66 Menu Items ................. 66 Connecting to Other Devices ..........72 Connecting to the Computer..........72 Connecting to TV ..............73 Installing the Software ............74 SuperCar ................75 Specifications ............... 77...
  • Page 6: About This Guide

    About this Guide The content in this document is for information purpose and is subject to change without prior notice. We have made every effort to ensure that this User Guide is accurate and complete. However, no liability is assumed for any errors or omissions that may have occurred.
  • Page 7: Prohibition Of Co-Location

     Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.  Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
  • Page 8: Ce Regulatory Notice

    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 9: Notes On Installation

    Always charge using the system. Risk of explosion if battery is  replaced by an incorrect type. Keep the battery out of reach of children.  Batteries may explode if exposed to open fire. Never dispose of  batteries in a fire. Never replace the battery on your own;...
  • Page 10: Caution

    Do NOT install the bracket in a location that may obstruct your field of view and impact driving safety. HP or our authorized HP partners are NOT liable for any damages or data loss due to improper bracket mounting or suction cup bracket losing seal and dropping.
  • Page 11 The firmware function in the camcorder is for reference only,  drivers are advised to exercise discretion based on actual road conditions. The results of GPS positioning are only for reference, and should  not affect the actual driving situation. The camcorder also cannot ensure the positioning accuracy.
  • Page 12 The product employs wireless data communication which may  interfere, or be interfered by, a near-by camcorder. Never use this camcorder in the vicinity of a microwave oven or at  places where there is radio interference. Radio wave reception may be worsened in specific environments. ...
  • Page 13 Explosion Area or in a zone with a “Switch Off 2-way Radios” sign by switching off camcorders that may interfere with the radio frequency. HP Inc. is NOT responsible for the loss of any data/content during  operation.
  • Page 14: Introduction

    1 Introduction Thank you for purchasing this advanced Car Camcorder. This product is specifically designed for real time video recording when driving. It also supports a HP rear camera. You might ask distributor for further information. 1.1 Features SONY Sensor, low light enhancement ...
  • Page 15: Product Overview

    We recommend using the adhesive bracket if permanent installation is desired. Do NOT install the bracket in a location that may obstruct your field of view and impact driving safety. HP or our authorized HP partners are NOT liable for any damages or data loss due to improper bracket mounting or bracket losing seal and dropping.
  • Page 16 LCD Color Screen Reset Menu / Back Button ( Microphone Playback / Up Button ( Power Switch Snapshot / Down Button ( Power Connector Port Memory Card Slot Emergency Recording / Confirm Button ( HDMI Connector Port Rear camera connector port Switch Camera Button ( / 2CH (option)
  • Page 17: Getting Started

    2 Getting Started 2.1 Storage Media 2.1.1 Insert the Memory Card Insert memory card with the pins facing forward and the screen of the camcorder facing forward too, see the picture as below: 2.1.2 Remove the Memory Card If the camcorder is power on, please power off first and wait for the procedure of switching off the camcorder completed before removing the memory card.
  • Page 18 3. Please format the micro SD cards before the initial use. The formatted file type for this camcorder is FAT32 file.
  • Page 19: Installing In Vehicles

    2.2 Installing in Vehicles 2.2.1 Mount to Windshield Push the mount into mount slot on top of device, until a click sound is heard. Peel off the protective plastic sheet from the adhesive bracket.
  • Page 20: Adjust The Device Position

    Place and press down the bracket firmly onto your windshield. Make sure the base is securely locked in place. Knob 2.2.2 Adjust the device position Loose the knob to swivel the device vertically or horizontally.
  • Page 21 Then tighten the knob to make sure the device is securely locked in place.
  • Page 22: Connecting To Power

    2.3 Connecting to Power Use only the supplied car charger to power up the camcorder and charge the built-in battery. Connect one end of the car charger to the USB connector of the camcorder. USB port input: DC 5V / 1A. Plug the other end of the car charger to the cigarette lighter socket of your vehicle.
  • Page 23 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 charger to charge the battery, battery is fully charged. Note: 1. Use the products of the attached car charger only, please do not use other brand car charger, in order to avoid equipment burn or cause the battery explosion.
  • Page 24 wait for a few minutes until the charging reminder symbol disappears before entering the video recording mode to prevent invalid recording or file damage.
  • Page 25: Led Indicator

    2.4 LED Indicator Status Explanation LED Indicator Color Power off, battery charging Power off, battery full LED light off charged Power on, battery charging Power on, battery full Green charged Standby / Standby Green and screen off Recording/ Recording Flash red and screen off...
  • Page 26: Powering The Camcorder On / Off

    2.5 Powering the Camcorder On / Off 2.5.1 Auto Power On/Off If the camcorder is connected to the vehicle power supply, once start the car engine, the camcorder will automatically power on and start recording. Once the vehicle engine shuts down, the camcorder automatically saves the recording and turns off the power within 10 seconds.
  • Page 27: Initial Settings

    2.6 Initial Settings Before using the camcorder, we recommend you setup the correct Time zone, Date and Time. Note: Please note that if you press the button during recording, the system will stop recording and enter OSD menu. Make sure the recording is already stopped then continue operating the menu. 2.6.1 Set Time Zone To set the time zone, do the following: Press the...
  • Page 28: Set The Date / Time

    Note: Time Sync. Set Time 1. If is on, camcorder clock will be calibrated via satellite clock signal based on zone 2. If satellite positioning is not successful, camcorder clock will run based on user defined time. 2.6.2 Set the Date / Time To set the correct date and time, do the following: Press the button to...
  • Page 29 Press the button to adjust the value, and then press button to set the next field. Repeat step 3 until the date and time setting is completed. Note: To ensure the accuracy of the video file time, please reset the date and time when the battery power runs out or when not in use over 7 days.
  • Page 30: Using The Car Camcorder

    3 Using the Car Camcorder 3.1 Automatic Record Once start the car engine, the camcorder will automatically power on and start recording. Recording will automatically stop when the engine is switched off. Note: 1. Some vehicle power supply would not turn on / off automatically with the car engine start, if the camcorder cannot automatically power on/off with the car engine, please manually connect the power supply with the vehicle power, and then power on, or manually power off the camcorder and then release the connector with the car power supply.
  • Page 31: The Recording Screen

    3.1.1 The Recording Screen Icon Item Description Recording Indicates the video current Duration duration.
  • Page 32 Indicates the current recording Date / Time date and time. During video recording, press the Menu Button button to enter the OSD menu. During video recording, press the Add Speed Point button to add a speed cam Button point. Press to capture video PIV (Picture in screen shots from the front...
  • Page 33 Resolution Indicates the video resolution. icon When a compatible micro SD memory card is inserted, the LCD displays TF Card If no memory card is inserted or if the memory card is damaged / incompatible, the LCD displays Battery Power Indicates battery or camcorder charging status.
  • Page 34: Emergency Recording

    3.1.2 Emergency Recording To Start the Emergency Recording, do the following: During Video Recording, press the button to enter emergency recording Emergency mode, the “ ” message will be shown immediately on the upper left corner of the screen, and the recorded file will be protected. The emergency video recording length is same as the recording interval setting.
  • Page 35: Picture In Video

    When the GPS positioning is completed , press to update speed camera points. This product features a capacity of 200 speed cam positions. In case you are trying to add more than that the system prompts with Speed Position is full message "...
  • Page 36: Driving Safety

    3. It is available only for the front camera if user wants to take pictures during recording. 3.4 Driving Safety The following driving safety function is for reference only. Drivers are advised to exercise discretion based on actual road conditions. Note: Driving Safety 1.
  • Page 37: Speed Cam Alert

    3.4.1 Speed Cam Alert If the Speed Cam Alert function is enabled, once your car’s location is determined by GPS and approaches a speed cam, this product produces audible alert and screen message. To enable the Speed Cam Alert, do the following: Press the button to enter the OSD menu.
  • Page 38 determined by GPS and its running speed exceeds the set limit. To set the Speed Limit Alert, do the following: Press the button to enter the OSD menu. Press the / button to select Speed Limit Alert, and then press button for entering function menu.
  • Page 39: Parking Mode

    3.5 Parking Mode To monitor the vehicle when it is parked, you can activate Motion Detection, or Vibration Detection. Follow the steps below to change the settings for Parking Mode: Press the button to enter the main menu. Press the button to select Parking Mode, and then press the button to confirm.
  • Page 40 button to turn on the operation screen and resume to normal loop recording). - In the Motion Detection mode, when the camcorder detects any motion in front of lens, the automatic record will be activated. - In this mode, when the camcorder detects any motion in front of lens, the video recording will be triggered and the event will be recorded for 10 seconds (per file).
  • Page 41 - To disable this function, in the vibration detection recording, press any key to wake up the screen, and resume to normal loop recording; or when the car engineer is started again, it will be back to normal loop recording. Note: Motion Detection Vibration Detection...
  • Page 42: Using Car's Battery With Acc Cable Connected

    3.5.2 Using car’s battery with ACC cable connected.  Motion Detection: - In normal loop recording mode, press and hold POWER for 3 Press OK to power off seconds, The screen will show message “ or enter Motion Detection after 10 sec. ”...
  • Page 43: Collision Detection

    3.5.4 Collision Detection If the Collision Detection function is enabled, this camcorder begins emergency recording once it detects any collision. Sensitivity of the Collision Detection function is set to Normal by default, if user wants to change the settings of Collision Detection, do the following: Press the button to enter the OSD menu.
  • Page 45: Ldws

    3.5.6 LDWS Once your car’s location is determined by GPS and the LDWS function is enabled, this camcorder produces audible alert and screen message when you drive off of or change lanes at speeds over 70 km/h (43 mph). To set the LDWS (Lane Departure Warning Systems), do the following: Press the button to enter the OSD menu.
  • Page 46: Fcws

    Note: 1. Please measure front windshield viewing area, do not block the driver's forward field of vision, and install the camcorder below rearview mirror (upper central of the front windshield). We recommend that the sky and the ground occupied 50 % of the video screen, install the bracket then adjust the camcorder to make the lane is aligned to the lane alignment icon.
  • Page 47 This product produces audible alert and screen message when FCWS is activates.
  • Page 48: Grid Function Chart

    3.5.8 2 GRID FUNCTION CHART When the camcorder is recording, press Power button will enter 2 GRID FUNCTION CHART in the LCD screen, users can check vehicular informations here. Press Power button once again will go back into your recording. Item Item Driving Speed...
  • Page 49: The Playback Screen

    to stop recording and enter the playback menu. Press the button to select the file category that you want to browse and press the button to display thumbnail images of the recorded video or photo files. Use the to select the video or photo you want to playback, and press button to confirm your selection.
  • Page 50 Pause button In playback mode, press button to switch files Lens Switch with dual lens recording file. (Rear Camera is Button optional.) Stamp print Indicates date and time stamp File Current file / total file number When a compatible micro SD memory card is inserted, the LCD displays TF Card If no memory card is inserted or if the memory card is...
  • Page 51: Deleting Files

    3.8 Deleting Files To delete file(s), perform the following steps: Press the button to stop recording and enter the main Menu. Press the button to select File Deletion and press the button to confirm. Press the button to select folder and press the button to confirm.
  • Page 52 Note: 1. Deleted files CANNOT be recovered. Ensure the files you wish to preserve are backup before deletion. 2. If the file is taken by front camera and rear camera at the same time, no matter you delete video or picture from Front camera folder or Rear camera folder, both front camera file and rear camera file will be deleted.
  • Page 53: Initial Set Up Pixi Car Application

    4 Initial set up Pixi Car application 4.1 Camcorder application installation The camcorder allows you to connect to the mobile devices via the App. When using for the first time, install the [Pixi Car] App for your mobile device. Download Pixi Car App from Google Play or App Store.
  • Page 54 APP layout and features may be changed subject to different software versions. Please refer to Google Play or APP Store for update. 4.2 Wi-Fi connecting Press the Power button to switch on the camcorder. Enter Menu and go to Wi-Fi option; choose “ON” to activate the wireless network.
  • Page 55 There is a Wi-Fi icon on the camcorder’s screen. Once the icon is blue, your connection has been successfully established. Note: 1. The mobile device shall be within a maximum of a 5m distance from the camcorder without any buildings in between. 2.
  • Page 56: Using The Pixi Car Application

    5 Using the Pixi Car application Touch [Pixi Car] icon to activate the application. The main screen will pop up. Follow the below instruction to operate this application.
  • Page 57: Camera And Wi-Fi Setting

    5.1 Camera and Wi-Fi Setting 5.1.1 Wi-Fi Setting You can use this feature to set up new Wi-Fi ID and password. Touch icon [Camera & WiFi Setting]. Touch [WiFi Setting]. Enter new Wi-Fi ID and password, and touch [Update] to re-new setting.
  • Page 58: Camera Setting

    Using the Wi-Fi function of your mobile device, search for new Wi-Fi ID from the list and enter new password. The Wi-Fi icon on the camcorder’s screen will turn to green, and your connection has been successfully established. 5.1.2 Camera Setting You can use this feature to set up your car camcorder.
  • Page 59 Menu option Description Available option of different countries” for the correct setting. Setting of exposure value. +2 ~ -2 Synchronize car Date/Time camcorder’s date/time with mobile device Indicates the current car Firmware camcorder’s firmware Version version. Indicates the current App Version application version.
  • Page 60: Camera Preview, Record, Snapshot

    5.2 Camera preview, record, snapshot You can use this feature to preview, record or take snapshot. 1. Touch icon [Camera Preview], 2. The mobile device will display camcorder’s preview screen. The camcorder will lose control and screen will show ”Network Streaming”. Please use Pixi Car app to operate the camcorder.
  • Page 61 icon Description Start/stop recording Snapshot (no matter in front camcorder or rear camcorder preview, once you touch this icon, both of front and rear camcorder will take photo.) Switch front and rear camcorder preview Note: [Camera Preview] is subject to car camcorder in recording mode.
  • Page 62: Playback, Delete, Download

    5.3 Playback, delete, download You can use this feature to playback or delete the file saved in camcorder, or to download the file from camcorder to your mobile device. Touch icon [Camera Playback]. The files saved in the camcorder will be displayed on your mobile device.
  • Page 63 Icon Description Playback Delete Download the file from camcorder to your mobile device...
  • Page 64 Switch front and rear camcorder File folder option: Event, Video, Photo Note: 1. If you find the video playback without audio, please check if you turn on Voice Record on the menu. If you do turn it on, it means the mobile device itself doesn’t support the video decoding. It’s not the problem of the file.
  • Page 65: Local Album

    5.4 Local album You can use this feature to playback or delete the file that you download to your mobile device. Touch icon [Local Album]。 Pick up the file that you want to playback or delete, and touch below icon to execute. Icon Description Playback...
  • Page 66 1. Deleted files cannot be recovered. Ensure the files have been backed-up before deletion. 2. If you find the downloaded files could not be played or without audio, which means the mobile device itself does not support the video decoding. It’s not the problem of the file. We recommend you to install a free App software such as VLC to playback the file.
  • Page 67: Adjusting The Settings

    6 Adjusting the Settings 6.1 Using the Menu You can customize the general settings via the on-screen display (OSD) menus. Press the button to enter the OSD menu. Press the button to select menu item, and then press button for entering function menu. Press the button to select or adjust the value, and then press the...
  • Page 68 Menu option Description Available option If the satellite time is enabled, the car camcorder clock will synchronize according to the satellite Satellite time zone you set. When On / Off Synchronization you turn on this feature, it will display the satellite time preferentially, and cannot be manually changed.
  • Page 69 Menu option Description Available option Set a customized maximum speed limit. When the Press the button vehicle speed exceeds the to set the speed limit. You Speed Limit Alert maximum, an audible alert can set the off, or set is automatically triggered speed limit from 50 to and a warning message is 200km/h (30 to 125mph)
  • Page 70 Menu option Description Available option Set LCD off time. Camcorder screen will be off after a set time if no On/ Turn off after 7 sec / operation is detected during LCD Setting Turn off after 1min/ Turn off the standby or record mode. after 3min Press any button will switch it on.
  • Page 71 Menu option Description Available option When Driver Fatigue Alert is enabled, audible alert and screen message will be Driver Fatigue activated 1 hour after the On / Off Alert camcorder is powered on, with a repetition every 30 minutes. Once your car’s location is determined by GPS and the LDWS function is enabled, this camcorder produces...
  • Page 72 Menu option Description Available option Domestic power supply varies by area. It is recommended that you Anti-flicker should check the “Table of 60Hz / 50Hz voltage and frequency of different countries” for the correct setting. Format the memory card inserted in the equipment. Format Yes / No All the files in the card will...
  • Page 73: Connecting To Other Devices

    7 Connecting to Other Devices 7.1 Connecting to the Computer You can connect the camcorder to a desktop computer or notebook to transfer or view files. Connect mini USB cable to the camcorder mini USB port. Connect the other end of USB cable to an available USB port of your computer.
  • Page 74: Connecting To Tv

    7.2 Connecting to TV You can use HDMI cable transfer to TV to play the file. Power on the camcorder. Connect HDMI cable to camcorder HDMI port. Connect HDMI cable to TV HDMI port. Power on TV, switch TV signal input to HDMI, please operates by camcorder buttons.
  • Page 75: Installing The Software

    8 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 76: Supercar

    9 SuperCar Item Item Front Camera File Path Playback Play / Pause Browser File Previous File List Next Rear Camera Playback Stop Volume Playback Duration / Total Electronic Map Duration Compass G-Sensor Speed Meter Note: 1. To display the route on Electronic Map, please make sure the internet is connected before starting the video playback.
  • Page 77 2. Video files of front-view camera (MOV) and GPS/G-Sensor files (NMEA) must be stored in the same folder before starting the playback. 3. The SuperCar software is only applicable to Windows operating system.
  • Page 78: Specifications

    10 Specifications Item Description Image sensor 1/2.9” SONY sensor 1920 (H) x 1080 (V) Effective pixels Supports Micro SDHC, up to 32GB class 10 speed or Storage media greater LCD display 3” LCD color TFT Wide Angle Fixed Focus lens Lens Aperture: Up to F1.8 Focus range...
  • Page 79 Item Description Microphone Built-in Speaker Built-in Interface Mini USB, A/V port, HDMI Built-in Li-polymer rechargeable (This battery is NOT Battery replaceable) Operating 0° ~ 60° C Temperature Operating 20 ~ 70% RH Humidity Storage -20° ~ 70° C Temperature Dimensions 87.6 x 28.5 x 53.1 mm Weight Approx.

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