This quick start guide is for reference only. For important

This quick start guide is
for reference only.
For important warnings
and safety information see
Operator’s Manual
Overview
This quick start guide is for reference only.
For important warnings and safety information see the Operator’s Manual.
Keep this quick start guide with the CS1000 for use by the operator. If you have any
questions concerning this Ridge Tool product turn to the back cover of this quick
start guide for contact and support information.
Description
The SeeSnake CS1000 is an all-in-one tool that enables you to record and
store video, images, operate the SeeSnake inspection camera, and generate
multimedia reports customized for each individual job and customer quickly and
easily. The CS1000 is designed to provide a convenient accessible portal for all
your recording, monitoring, and report generation needs.
Your CS1000 is fully compatible with SeeSnake HQ. SeeSnake HQ is software
that you can use to quickly generate customized reports for your customer that
can then be emailed, printed, burned onto DVD or exported for viewing online
in a web browser. You can download the latest version of SeeSnake HQ for free
from http://www.hq.seesnake.com.
What is a Job?
The CS1000 will help you organize your inspections by grouping all the associated
still photos, videos, autolog videos as well as text notes, jobsite and customer
information into what we call a Job. Jobs give you a convenient way to transfer
inspection data from the CS1000, and they form the basis for creating Reports both
in the CS1000 and in the associated SeeSnake HQ software. As you work with your
CS1000, Jobs are automatically assembled from the information you collect during
the inspection process making organization easy to understand and automatic.
Set Up
1. Connect your reel’s System Cable to the System Connector by aligning the
guide pin to the guide socket, and pushing the connector straight in. Tighten
by twisting the outer locking sleeve.
NOTICE
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Bending or twisting the connector
can damage the pins.
2. Choose your power source:
• Battery - With dry hands, insert 1 or 2 approved 18-volt Li-Ion batteries
into the battery docks in the back of the unit.
• External AC - Unhook the velcro strap on the back of the unit to free the
power cord and remove the plug from its holder. With dry hands, plug
the power cord into an approved outlet. The provided insulated external
power supply is intended for indoor use only.
WARNING
Never power with AC power cord in a wet environment!
3. Place the camera head at the job entry point before powering the CS1000 ON
to properly zero the counter. This is typically the pipe opening.
Power On
Power the CS1000 and camera on by pressing one of the following keys:
• Power Key
on the CS1000 keypad.
• Power Key
below the screen.
• Autolog Key
on the CS1000 keypad. This powers on the CS1000 and
camera, starts a new Job File, and starts recording an Autolog video. Use this
method to quick start an inspection.
Start Job
To create and open a new job press one of the following keys on the keypad:
• Autolog Key
Opens a new Job and starts recording an Autolog video.
• Video Key
Opens a new Job and starts a video recording.
• Photo Key
Opens a new Job and takes a photo.
• Photo Tag Key
and Note screen.
Opens a new Job, takes a photo and opens the Issue Tag
• Job Manager Key
Opens the Job Manager screen
where you can use the Select Key
to choose “Start
New Job” from the list of available actions.
Settings
You can change your settings by pressing the Menu Key
, and then selecting
Settings
from the Main Menu. In the Settings Menu you can customize distance
units, overlay, time and date, video settings, and saving preferences.
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Capture Media - Keypad
Photo Tag Key
Arrow Keys
Menu Key
Sonde Key
Photo Key
Microphone
Mute Key
Image Flip Key
Video Key
Autolog Key
Job Manager Key
Brightness Key
Power Key
Job Review Key
Select Key
Zero Key
• Photo Key: Press once to take a photo.
• Photo Tag Key: Press once to take a photo and open the Issue Tag and
Note screen. From this screen custom text notes as well as Issue Tags can be
added. Press the Select Key to save your Issue Tag and/or Note.
• Video Key: Press once to start recording a video. Press a second time to
stop recording. A red LED will illuminate on the keypad when a recording is in
progress.
• Autolog Key: Press once to start recording an autolog video. Press a second
time to stop recording.
• Job Review Key: Press once to open the Job Review Screen. During an
inspection, pressing this key will open the Job Review Screen with the most
recent capture selected, making it easy to playback videos immediately. Use
the arrow keys to navigate around the Job Review screen.
• Brightness Key: Press to step up or down through levels of brightness. The
arrow keys can also be used to move through the brightness levels.
• Microphone Mute Key: Toggles the sound recording microphone on or off.
Can also be used to mute audio on video playback.
• Sonde Key: Toggles the in-line Sonde on or off.
• Image Flip Key: Mirrors the screen image horizontally and flips the screen
image vertically.
• Zero Key: Press once to set a temporary relative zero point for intermediate
measurement. Relative zero will appear in parenthesis.
Press a second time to stop relative zero and return to your actual count. Press
and hold the Zero Key to reset the count to absolute zero.
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NOTICE
The CS1000 keypad Arrow Keys
and keyboard
arrow keys
can both be used to navigate through menus and screens in the
equipment’s interface. Use the Select Key
or the keyboard’s Enter Key
to
make selections and apply changes.
Use the CS1000’s Menu Key
or the keyboard’s Esc Key
through the various menus and screens.
to move backwards
Capture Media
To Record an Autolog Video
Recording an Autolog Video is a great way
to capture a highly compressed video of
your entire inspection. An Autolog Video
recording saves screen images at a lower
frame rate than standard video, which
results in a smaller file size. The smaller
files make transfering and archiving
your videos faster and easier. During an
Autolog Video recording the audio will
record continuously even at the reduced
frame rate.
Press the Autolog Key
once to start recording an Autolog Video. Press
the Autolog Key
a second time to stop the recording. You can capture
additional photos and/or higher-quality video clips while recording an Autolog
Video in the background by pressing the Photo Key , Photo Tag Key
or
the Video Key .
To Record a Video
Press the Video Key
to start recording
a video. Press the Microphone Mute
Key
to record video without audio. To
stop the Video recording, press the Video
Key
one more time.
To Take a Photo
To take a Photo press the Photo Key
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To Take a Photo and Add a Note
Press the Photo Tag Key
. This will
take a photo and open up the Issue tag
and Note screen where you enter your
note using the CS1000’s keyboard. When
you are done, press the Select Key
to
save the note and exit the screen.
To Take a Photo and Add an Issue Tag
The CS1000 has a built-in library of Issue
Tags which can be attached to images to
describe common conditions found during
pipe inspections, such as cracks, root
intrusions, collapsed pipes, etc. Notes
and Issue Tags will appear, alongside
the photos they describe, in reports you
create for your customer. Turn to the
back cover of this quick start guide for an
at-a-glance table of the Issue Tags and
their descriptions.
Press the Photo Tag Key . When the Issue Tag and Note screen appears, use
the left arrow to navigate to the Add Issue Tag button
and press the Select
Key
to open up the Issue Tag Library. Use the arrow keys to navigate to the
issue tag you want and then the Select Key
to choose it. Press the Select Key
to save the Issue Tag with the photo and exit the screen.
Enter Job Info
There are a few ways to add, edit, and delete a job’s information. One way is by
pressing the Job Manager Key
and then using the arrow keys and the Select
Key
navigate between and choose the five categories of job information.
The second way is by pressing the Job Review Key
and navigating to the
“Report” box at the top of the left column. Once the “Report” box is highlighted the
various job data fields will appear as a long list in the right column. Use the arrow
keys and keyboard to navigate around, add, and edit job information.
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Categories
Review Job
Available Fields
Job
Information
• Job Name and Job ID
• Inspection Type and Purpose
Customer
• Name
• Street Address, City, State, Zip
• Phone (Home/Cell), Email
Inspector
• Name, Company and Website
• Street Address, City, State, Zip
• Phone (Work/Cell), Email
Job Address
• Street Address, City, State, Zip
Pressing the Job Review Key
Job Results
during an inspection will open this
screen with the most recent capture
(photo, video, or autolog) highlighted. From
the Job Review screen you can playback
video and autolog video recordings. With
the clip you want to playback highlighted
in the left column, use the right arrow to
navigate over to the play button and then
press the Select Key .
• Summary
• Recommended Action and Quote
You can also add notes to photos and edit
any Photo Tags you created during your
inspection. With the photo you want to work
with selected in the left column, use the right arrow to navigate to the text box. In
the left column you can use the up arrow to review all the media elements you
have added to the Job and use the Select Key
to check or uncheck the box
that appears on the element thumbnail. Unchecking a box will exclude that element
from being in your report.
Report Info
Use the arrow keys to navigate up to the
top of the left column to the “Report” box.
With “Report” highlighted press the right
arrow once to add or edit job and customer
information. You can navigate through the
various fields using the keypad arrow keys
or with the arrow keys and TAB key on the
keyboard.
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Report Preview
You can preview what your
report will look like for your
customer by using the down
arrow to navigate to “Report
Preview” and pressing the
Select Key
. This will
generate a report.
You can also see a preview of what your
customer report will look like by pressing
the Job Manager Key
and selecting
“Preview Report.”
Close Job
When you have completed the inspection, and added all the desired
images, text comments and video clips needed, you can close the
Job by pressing the Job Manager Key
and selecting “Close Job.”
All the data associated with the job will be saved in a Report.
Add New Session
You may sometimes want to do more than one inspection for the
same job. For example, you may need to inspect a homeowner’s
kitchen drain, basement drain and roof vent to discover the cause of
a problem. Dividing Jobs into Sessions will help you organize your
workflow and reports. To add a new session press the Job Manager
Key
and select “New Session” from the list.
Resume Job
Export
You may want to resume a job to add new media to it, to export a
report for your customer, or just to review the inspection. To resume
a job press the Job Manager Key
and select “Resume Job” from
the list. Then use the arrow keys to navigate to the Job you want
to resume and, with the Resume Job icon
highlighted, press the
Select Key .
The CS1000 has two export options: Customer Direct and HQ Compatible.
A Customer Direct report gets put right on to a USB drive and handed to the
customer, who can view it in their computer’s web browser. An HQ Compatible
export packages all the information associated with a particular job so that it can
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be easily imported in SeeSnake HQ. From there you can burn DVDs, email media
elements, edit photos, create video clips, and organize your inspections. When you
are ready to export a Job do the following:
1. Close the Job.
2. Insert an empty USB drive into one of
the USB ports.
3. Press the Select Key
to choose
“Export Jobs” from the Select USB
Function menu.
•For Customer Direct, go to page 9.
•For HQ Compatible, go to page 10.
Customer Direct Report
To save the current inspection as a report to be delivered directly to a customer on
a USB drive follow the first three steps under Export above and then:
1. Find the Job or Jobs you want to deliver
to your customer from the list of Jobs
that appear in the Job Browser .
2. Choose it by using the Select Key
to toggle its selection box so its
checkmark is on. Make sure to uncheck
the boxes next to any Jobs you do not
want to export.
3. With the box checked next to the Job
you want to export to your customer, use the left arrow to navigate to the “Export
Customer Direct” icon and press the Select Key .
4. The job has successfully exported when the “OK” button has a blue outline.
Press the Select Key
to choose “OK” and continue.
5. Next you will be asked if you want to recycle the Job you just copied. Press the
Select Key
to move the Jobs to your Recycle Bin. If you want the Jobs to
remain in your Job Browser, use the right arrow to navigate to “Cancel” and then
press the Select Key
to choose it.
6. Remove USB drive from the CS1000’s USB Port when done. Never remove
external drive while exporting.
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7.Give USB drive to your customer. Tell
them to insert the USB into their computer
and double-click the file named “report.
html” to open the inspection report in their
default web browser.
HQ Compatible
To export a Job or Jobs for use with
SeeSnake HQ, follow the first three steps
under Export on page 9 and then:
1.Find the Job or Jobs that you want to
import into SeeSnake HQ from the list of
Jobs that appear in the Job Browser .
2.Choose the Job or Jobs by using the
Select Key
to toggle on its selection
box checkmark. Make sure to uncheck the
boxes next to any Jobs you do not want to
export.
3. With the boxes checked next to the
Jobs you want to export, use the
left arrow to navigate to the “Export
HQ Compatible” icon and press the
Select Key .
4. The job has successfully exported
when the “OK” button has a blue
outline. Press the Select Key
to
choose “OK” and continue.
5. Next you will be asked if you want to recycle the Job you just copied. Press the
Select Key
to move the Job to your Recycle Bin. If you want the Jobs to
remain in your Job Browser, use the right arrow to navigate to “Cancel” and then
press the Select Key
to choose it.
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6. Remove USB drive from the CS1000’s USB Port.
7. Insert the USB into a computer with SeeSnake HQ installed.
SeeSnake HQ can be downloaded for free at
http://www.hq.seesnake.com
Do More With HQ
SeeSnake HQ is software that you
can organize “Jobs” and customize
“Reports.” SeeSnake HQ offers you an
array of tools to edit the Job’s information,
create shortened video clips, add audio
commentary, public and private notes,
and more. An especially useful tool is the
Photo Editor which gives you the ability
to mark-up your images and highlight
points of interest in the pipe.
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SeeSnake HQ gives you greater
flexibility and increased options when it
comes to distributing inspection reports
to customers. You can create PDF
versions of your report which can then
be printed or emailed. Reports can also
be generated as multimedia web-pages
(HTML), uploaded to RIDGIDConnect,
or burned onto a DVD.
Get Help
The complete Operator’s Manual for the CS1000 can be found online at:
http://hq.seesnake.com/manuals.php
• Visit the CS1000 product page on www.hq.seesnake.com for support
and additional product documentation.
• Email support at hqsupport@seesnake.com
• Visit www.RIDGID.com to find your local Ridge Tool contact point.
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Issue Tags
Crack - Cracks found in pipes can be the cause of leaks and/or eventually lead
to other, more serious problems (fractures, breaks, root intrusions, etc).
Open Joint - Joint is completely open.
Hole - Holes, for example, can be formed in pipes during construction/work
performed near the pipe (excavation, running cables, etc).
Fracture - Fractures found in pipes are causes of leaks and severe structural
integrity loss.
Broken - A broken pipe generally needs to be replaced.
Deformed - Deformed pipes are usually caused by pressure and indicate
structural integrity loss.
Collapsed - Collapsed drain or sewer.
Joint Displaced - Joints are not lined up correctly, possibly because of ground
movement.
Surface Damage - Surface damage on the inner or outer surface of a pipe.
Roots - Roots from trees can penetrate the tiniest openings in pipes and lead to
cracks/blockage.
Attached Deposits - Deposits attached to pipe (grease, calcium, etc). Deposits
can lead to blockages.
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What is covered
RIDGID® tools are warranted to be free of defects in workmanship and material.
How long coverage lasts
This warranty lasts for the lifetime of the RIDGID® tool. Warranty coverage ends when the product
becomes unusable for reasons other than defects in workmanship or material.
How you can get service
To obtain the benefit of this warranty, deliver via prepaid transportation the complete product to RIDGE
TOOL COMPANY, Elyria, Ohio, or any authorized RIDGID® INDEPENDENT SERVICE CENTER. Pipe
wrenches and other hand tools should be returned to the place of purchase.
What we will do to correct problems
Warranted products will be repaired or replaced, at RIDGE TOOL’S option, and returned at no charge;
or, if after three attempts to repair or replace during the warranty period the product is still defective, you
can elect to receive a full refund of your purchase price.
What is not covered
Failures due to misuse, abuse or normal wear and tear are not covered by this warranty. RIDGE TOOL
shall not be responsible for any incidental or consequential damages.
How local law relates to the warranty
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the
above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific rights, and you
may also have other rights, which vary, from state to state, province to province, or country to country.
No other express warranty applies
This FULL LIFETIME WARRANTY is the sole and exclusive warranty for RIDGID® products. No
employee, agent, dealer, or other person is authorized to alter this warranty or make any other warranty
on behalf of the RIDGE TOOL COMPANY.
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Company
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Street
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