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Car Camcorder
User Manual

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

    Contents About this Guide ................3 FCC Statement ................3 WEEE Notice .................. 3 CE Regulatory Notice ..............4 Notes on Installation ..............4 Caution ..................5 Introduction ..............6 Features ................6 Package Contents ............. 6 Product Overview .............. 7 Getting Started ..............
  • Page 3 3.1.4 The Recording Screen..........16 3.1.5 Taking Photographs ..........17 Playback Videos and Photos ...........18 3.2.1 Playing Videos .............19 3.2.2 Viewing Photos ...........19 3.2.3 The Playback Screen ...........20 3.2.4 Deleting Files ............21 Adjusting the Settings ..........22 Using the Menu ...............22 Menu Tree ...............23 Installing the Software ..........
  • 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. The manufacturer reserves the right to change the technical specifications without prior notice.
  • Page 5: Ce Regulatory Notice

    CE Regulatory Notice Herewith confirm to comply with the requirements set out in the Council Directives on the Approximation of the Laws of the Member States relating Electromagnetic Compatibility of Radio and Telecom camcorder (1995/5/EC); the Low Voltage Directive (2006/95/EC); the Restriction of The Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical And Electronic Equipment Directive (2002/95/EC), Turkish EEE Directive;...
  • Page 6: Caution

    Caution Use the authorized charger only. Never disassemble or attempt repair of this product. Doing so may damage the camcorder, cause electric shock and void your product warranty. Never short-circuit the battery. Set up time and date accurately before you use this camcorder. Exposing the camcorder to open flames can cause explosion.
  • Page 7: Introduction

    1 Introduction Thank you for purchasing this advanced camcorder. This camcorder is specifically designed for real time video and audio recording when driving. 1.1 Features • Full HD camera (1920x1080 @ 30fps) • 2.4” LCD color screen • Up to 140 ゚ Wide angle lens •...
  • Page 8: Product Overview

    1.3 Product Overview Front View Top and Bottom Views Side (Left and Right) Views Rear View Item Item Bracket Socket Up Button ( Power Button Down Button ( Memory Card Slot Enter Button ( USB Connector Wide Angle Lens HD(Mini HDMI) Connector Microphone Back Button ( Speaker...
  • Page 9: Getting Started

    2 Getting Started 2.1 Inserting the Memory Card Insert the memory card with the gold contacts facing the back of the camcorder. Push the memory card until it clicks into place. (Use class 6 or above the micro SD cards for this camcorder; It is recommended to format the micro SD cards before the initial use.) To remove the memory card Push the edge of the memory card inward until you hear/feel it click,...
  • 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. With the suction-cup laying flat, position the suction-cup on the windshield. Hold the base firmly on the windshield and press down the clamp to mount the car holder to the windshield.
  • Page 11: Adjust The Camcorder Position

    2.2.2 Adjust the camcorder position Loosen the knob to swivel the camcorder vertically. Knob Loosen the knob to swivel the camcorder horizontally up to 360°. 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 supplied car adapter to power up the camcorder and charge the built-in battery. Connect one end of the car adapter to the USB connector of the camcorder. Plug the other end of the car charger to the cigarette lighter socket of your vehicle.
  • Page 13: Powering The Camcorder On / Off

    2.4 Powering the Camcorder On / Off 2.4.1 Auto Power On/Off Once the vehicle engine is started, the camcorder automatically powers on. If the Automatic Record function is enabled, the recording will automatically start right after the camcorder powers on. See Set Automatic Recording (2.5.1).
  • Page 14: Initial Settings

    2.5 Initial Settings Before using the camcorder, we recommend you to enable the Automatic Record function and set up the correct date and time. 2.5.1 Set Automatic Recording To enable the recording to start automatically after you turn on the power, do the following: Press the button to enter the OSD...
  • Page 15: Using The Camcorder

    3 Using the Camcorder 3.1 Recording Videos 3.1.1 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 will automatically stop when the engine is switched off. Or, press the button to stop recording manually.
  • Page 16: Emergency Recording

    3.1.3 Emergency Recording During normal video recording, press the button to begin emergency recording mode. The “Emergency” message will be displayed immediately on the upper left corner of the screen, and the recorded file will be contiuous and protected from being overwritten.
  • Page 17: The Recording Screen

    3.1.4 The Recording Screen Item Description Duration Indicates the current recording duration. Indicates sound will not be recorded with the Voice Record video. Enter the OSD menu to enable "Voice Record". Date and time Indicates the current recording date and time. Guide icon Press the button to enter the OSD menu.
  • Page 18: Taking Photographs

    Press the button to continuously record Guide icon the video in one file until the recording is (Emergency) manually stopped. 3.1.5 Taking Photographs You can also use this camcorder to take photos of the current scene. From the standby screen, press the button to take a photo.
  • Page 19: Playback Videos And Photos

    3.2 Playback Videos and Photos If recording is in progress, press the button to stop recording. The standby screen is displayed. Press the button to enter the OSD menu. Press the button to select the file category that you want to browse and press the button.
  • Page 20: Playing Videos

    3.2.1 Playing Videos To play videos, do the following: If recording is in progress, press the button to stop recording. Press the button to enter the OSD menu. Press the button to select File Playback and press the button. Press the button to select Video or Emergency and press button.
  • Page 21: The Playback Screen

    3.2.3 The Playback Screen Video Playback Screen Photo Playback Screen Description Item Indicates the recorded date and time. Date and time Press the button to return to file selection Guide icon display. (Back) Press the button to view the previous Guide icon video/photo.
  • Page 22: Deleting Files

    3.2.4 Deleting Files To delete file(s), do the following: If recording is in progress, press the button to stop recording. Press the button to enter the OSD menu. Press the button to select File Deletion and press the button. Press the button to select the file category and press the button.
  • Page 23: Adjusting The Settings

    4 Adjusting the Settings 4.1 Using the Menu You can customize the video recording and other 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 the OSD menu. Press the button to select a menu option and press the button to enter the selected menu.
  • Page 24: Menu Tree

    4.2 Menu Tree Refer to the below table for details on menu items and available menu options. Menu option Description Available option Select the file category that Video / Emergency / File Playback you want to view. Picture Press button to adjust the value, press the Date / Time Set the date and time.
  • Page 25 Menu option Description Available option button is pressed, the system alert message, “Press OK Key to Power off, or enter motion detection after 10sec.”, will pop on the screen. Under motion detection mode, the camcorder will automatically start recording when any object movement is detected.
  • Page 26 Menu option Description Available option CANNOT be restored or recovered. Format the memory card Warning: Once the memory card is formatted, ALL Format content on the micro SD Yes / No card will be deleted and CANNOT be restored or recovered.
  • Page 27: Installing The Software

    5 Installing the Software 1. Place the CD disc bundled with the car camcorder in your PC/Laptop optical drive. 2. 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 displayed.
  • Page 28: Specifications

    Specifications Item Description Image sensor 1/3” CMOS sensor 1920 (H) x 1080 (V) Effective pixels Storage media Supports Micro SDHC, up to 32GB class 6 or above LCD display 2.4” LCD color TFT (112K pixels) Wide Angle Fixed Focus lens Lens Aperture: Up to F1.9 ;...
  • Page 29 Item Description Operating -10° ~ 60° C Temperature Operating Humidity 20 ~ 70% RH Storage -20° ~ 80° C Temperature Dimensions 70 x 63 x 31.3 mm Weight Approx. 90g...