Vacron Vehicle Video Recorder User manual

ALL IN ONE
VEHICLE VIDEO RECORDER
USER MANUAL
TYPE A
2.9 mm Lens
TYPE B / TYPEC
4 mm Lens
2011 OCT V1.1
TYPE C
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Index
A. Features .............................................................................................. 1 B. Specifications ..................................................................................... 2 C. Product Appearance .......................................................................... 3 D. Product Dimensions .......................................................................... 4 E. Installation Instructions ..................................................................... 5 F. Start / Stop Recording ....................................................................... 6 G. Playback .............................................................................................. 8 1. Onsite Playback ............................................................................. 8 2. Playback On PC Client ............................................................... 10 H. Recording Set Up ............................................................................ 13 I. Snapshop .......................................................................................... 15 J. SD Card Formatting ........................................................................ 15 K. Firmware Upgrade Operating Steps ............................................. 19  Features and operations may vary in different models.
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A. Features
1. Suitable for all personal vehicles, taxi, buses, trucks and etc.
2. Easy to install and compact size to prevent blocking the driver's
view.
3. Video record on outside driving conditions and audio record inside
the vehicle simultaneously.
4. TYPE A: 2.9mm lens, apx. 120 degrees viewing angle;
TYPE B/C: 4mm lens, apx. 90 degrees viewing angle.
Optional: M12 lens
5. Image data is securely stored on Micro-SDHC Card, and sudden
disconnection from unexpected shock is completely prevented.
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Simply Plug-n-Play.
Date/Time can be shown on the display.
Quick search on ALL event log.
Precisely recorded driving event to the very last second right
before the power is cutoff.
G-sensor, GPS and Image data are recorded and playable on
client software.
Provide G-sensor activates when system detects a strong
shock. Emergency recording starts automatically and the data
is securely saved and cannot be overwritten.
User-friendly client software.
Multiple recording formats and recording frames per second
(FPS) selections.
Built-in synchronous single-channel microphone.
AV connection from the main unit to the LCD displays for onsite
playback and operates with an IR remote controller.
TYPE C (equipped with GPS capability): Back track and
routes of the vehicle on Google map.
Special recording format. No built-in lithium battery required
and may sustain exposing under the sunlight for a period of
time without causing explosion.
18. Use extraordinary compression engine with data files unmodified to
construct the best recorder. A well built machine with sophisticated
compression engine to protect valuable data.
19. Without any electromagnetic radiation or any electromagnetic
interference, the car will not interfere with GPS or wireless devices.
No electromagnetic radiation leaked out or electromagnetic
interference to any electronic devices.
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B. Specifications
Items
System
Chipset
Sensor
View Angel
Voltage
Operating Temp
Storage Device
Recording
Frame
Content
Recording
Format
Microphone
Time Setting
Input / Output
Device
G-Sensor
Accessories
Important Notice
Specification
NTSC/PAL
H.264 compression chipset
VGA CMOS Sensor
2.9mm lens apx. 120 degrees viewing angle. (TYPE A)
4mm lens apx. 90 degrees viewing angle. (TYPE B / TYPE C)
(optional: M12 lens)
5V±5%; 400mA
-10℃~ +70℃ (Inside vehicle)
Silicon Power or Transcend Micro SDHC card Class 6 or above,
(min capacity 4G or above)
640x480 auto-cycling record , highest 30fps(NTSC) / 25fps(PAL)
Date, video, voice, G-sensor data.
GPS positing and routing data. (TYPE C)
Specific format for player software.
Built-in synchronous single-channel microphone.
Microphone on/off, adjustable setting via player or remote controller.
(a)Time setting on micro SD card via player.
(b) Auto-calibrating by GPS signals. (TYPE C)
(a)TV-Out (1 Vp-p composite video output,75 ohms)
(b) red light: recording
Power. (TYPE A / TYPE B)
(c) green light Power and GPS registering light. Flashing: GPS
registering; still light: GPS registering complete.
(TYPE C)
(d) emergency button
built-in Internal 3D G-Sensor
(a) Driver CD
(b) 5V cigarette Power adapter
(c) Remote controller (d) AV output cable
(e) User manual
(f) Card reader (g)SD Card (optional)
(a) SD card must be formatted by client software first to be used
properly.
(b) Machine must be installed in the area that windshield wipers can
be reached.
(c) Time zone must setup on client software in order to display
correctly.
(d) Independent partition storage space reserved for emergency
recording data which cannot be overwritten by normal cycling
data.
(e) 80MB is reserved for other data storage purpose and it is normal
PC detecting this much space.
(f) Switchable video signal: NTSC and PAL on SETUP page on client
software.
(g) Weather, tinted window and etc may interfere performance of
GPS. (TYPE C)
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C. Product Appearance
Front View
TYPE A:2.9 mm lens
TYPE B/TYPE C:4 mm lens
Lens
Lens
Optional lens for selecting
2.9mm-12mm
4mm-12mm
Aperture models
Small aperture
Large aperture
Viewing angle
90-120 degree
90-105 degree
Back View
TYPE A / TYPE B / TYPE C
Normal recording
Power light
MICRO SD card
Side View
TYPE A
DC5V
Emergency button
AV output
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TYPE B / TYPE C
AV output
DC5V
D. Product Dimensions
Emergency button
unit:mm
TYPE A
TYPE B / TYPE C
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E. Installation Instructions
Make the bracket facing upward.
Assemble the suction discs and
insert Micro SD card.
Set up the machine in a proper
position.
Tilt to adjust the viewing angle.
Connect the power cable.
Plug in the cigarette adapter,
Connect the power cable.
The green indicator will light up.
Flashing red light: recording in
progress.
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F. Start / Stop Recording
After powering up the unit and a display device connected properly,
the display will show the welcome screen as below follow up
Firmware Version: XXXX. Then enter the live mode.
OSD screen when Power-on
★The OSD and led lights may vary in different models.
1. Power on / Recording
Wait about one minute after power-on, After machine booted-up,
the red light will be flashing; the
icon will appear top right of
the screen, that means start recording.
Light
Red
Light
Green
Light
TYPE A / TYPE B
(non-GPS model)
 Red Steady flashing: normal
recording.
 Rapid flashing: force recording.
 Steady green light: Power
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TYPE C
(GPS model)
Steady flashing: normal
recording.
Rapid flashing: force recording.
Flashing green light: GPS
registering.
Steady green light: indicates
GPS registered.
2. Audio recording On/Off
In the LIVE screen you can choose whether to open the audio
recording or not, click the mute button on the remote control, the
icon will appear top right of the screen, that means stop audio
recording; When the
icon appears in the top right that says
the audio recording is on.
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3. GPS
When the
icon appears in the top right of LIVE screen, it
means that there is no GPS or no GPS signal; when the icon
appears in the top right that indicates that the GPS is working.
4. G-Sensor
When the
icon appears in the top right of LIVE screen, it
means that no G-Sensor or no abnormal signal; when the
icon appears in the top right it means compulsory recording
icon
button is pressed, enable enforced recording; when the
appears in the top right that says G-Sensor detected abnormal
vibration, enable enforced recording.
5. Turn Off/Stop Recording
Power off to stop recording. The memory card is safe to remove
from the unit and play the saved data.
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G. Playback
Two operating methods: Onsite playback with remote controller and
playback via client software on PC.
1. Onsite Playback
Operating with Remote Control.
a. Description of Remote Controller as below.
Key Icon
Function Description
arrow key
Upward file selection, enter password.
arrow key
Downward file selection, enter password.
arrow key
Left file selection, enter password.
arrow key
Right file selection, enter password.
Confirm file to display & password.
Enter key
Menu key
Display close, show firmware version.
Mute key
Volume On/Off.
Enter into playback page and playback
Play key
files.
Fast Forward
Fast forward.
Back Forward
Rewind.
Pause key
Pause.
Stop key
Stop and return to menu.
key
key
Language change during playback or
Mode key
index page.
Playback key
Enter/Exit playback page.
Enforced
Can be operate manually, to keep and
recording key
lock the file be covered by others.
b. Description of password operation in playback menu
Log-in password to onsite playback menu (shown as below
figure)
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i. Choose
to enter log-in page, choose
to key-in
password, select
to next step. After log-in password,
to enter playback page.
choose
ii. While exiting playback page, select
to go back to LIVE
view.
★ If there is no password setup for software of PC client,
select
to enter menu of playback page directly.
★ The first password string is shown as * for protection of
host info. After key-in the first password and move forward
to next one.
c. Operating description of playback page
i. Use
to move and highlight the file you wish to view.
to move to next playback page.
ii. Use
iii. After selecting the desired file to playback, press
to
enter playback.
iv. Press to pause. Press
to resume playback mode.
v. Press
to exit and back to playback page.
★ Select
to exit playback page and enter into LIVE view.
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2. Playback On PC Client
Q:How to playback file of SD card after recording?
Ans:Please follow the following instructions to playback records.
Press and pop out the SD card.
Remove the card from the machine.
Insert the SDHC card into the card
reader (please make sure the
direction is correct).
Connect the card reader to the USB
slot on PC.
(5) Read folder of memory card; or backup data to path of PC
client “C:\BlackBox folder”.
(6) Select file to display: execute CarBox2.exe
below figure, push Play button
, refer to
; select memory card
, choose files of
or select “Open documentation”
memory card or hard disk to display. Click Pause button
to pause display while the file is on playback.
★Auto installation of CarBox2 software should be installed
first and then execute software operation.
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Player
i. Viewer Interface
GPS direction &
Coordinate
G-Sensor
Speed
Display speed
& setting
Volume Setting
Back to Menu
Menu Setting
★TYPE C model only: GPS direction & Coordinate, Speed and Google
Map should match up specific models within GPS function.
ii. Description for icons of viewer
Detail Figure Info
Functions
GPS Direction.
GPS Longitude & Latitude.
X: Horizontal G Value for left
and right sides of driving vehicle.
Y: Horizontal G Value for front
and back sides of driving
vehicle.
Z: Floating G Value of driving
vehicle.
KM / Hour
Mile / Hour
Knot=1 Knot / Hour
Timing Bar.
Selection of playback Speed.
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Volume adjustment.
Previous File
Play previous file.
Previous Frame
Previous frame (freeze-frame).
Playback Key
Playback records.
Pause
Pause play files.
Stop
Stop play files.
Play
Play files/records.
Next Frame
Next frame (freeze frame).
Next File
Select next file to play.
Open File
Backup files.
Option Setting
Setting detail functions.
Google Map
Open E-Map for reviewing
driving route (MUST connect to
the internet).
Open Folder
Select folder & file.
Snapshot
SD Card Setting
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Take a photo from recording
data.
Format SD Card, Language and
Version setting..
H. Recording Set Up
1. Insert micro SD card to card reader of PC client before setting.
2. Option setting of software
shown below.
Detail Figure Info
Functions
1. Password: encrypt micro SD card
for prevention of getting any info.
The string of password is limited as
15 characters.
★Please confirm case and record
password setting to avoid forgetting.
2. Unit of Speed: show playback
speed.
★ 1 KM = 0.624 Mile, 1 Mile = 1.6093 KM, Knot = 1.853 KM
★ Optional function of Speed should match GPS models (Only available in
TYPE C model)
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3. Time Zone: adjust local time by GMT.
4. Time Setting: PC client time to set up
and revise current time.
5. Playback Password: playback by
protection of password. Tick number
from 0 to 9 while setting.
After tick
6. G-Sensor sensitivity: set up by road
situation, including off, lower, low,
normal, high, and higher.
7. Sensor Sensitivity: base on night
driving condition, including low, normal,
and high.
8. Audio Recording: choose volume ON
/ OFF inside vehicle.
9. Copy Me to Storage: copy player to
SD card. Records can be playback and
set in any PC.
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I. Snapshop
Q: How to use the snapshot function to get the picture from playback
file on micro SD card?
Ans: While playback the recorded file of SD card, click the
icon
then snapshot the image and save into your PC. Default message
box is shown by snapshot folder of CarBox2.exe.
J. SD Card Formatting
Two ways to format the SD card, format and restore.
Q: When should you「format」or「restore」the SD CARD?
Ans:
1.「Format」SD card: When you use the SD card for the very first
time or a brand new card, you should format it in order to use it
correctly.
2.「Restore」SD card: When you have backup the recorded files
into PC and want to use the SDHC card for other purposes, you
have to restore it first so it can be used correctly.
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Please follow the steps below:
1. Insert the SD card into card reader, then insert card reader to
USB slot in PC side (refer to the charts)
Notice
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Before formatting SD memory card,
please ensure to unlock it first.
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If the card is unlocked but still cannot
be formatted, this might be caused by
Window Vista / 7 security restrictions.
Please run the program as
Administrator to prevent from this
problem.
2. Execute the player “CarBox2.exe”
the charts below).
3. Format procedures:
(1) Click
into main page (refer to
icon to into the screen as below.
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(2) Select the location of SD card.
(3) 「format」or「restore」the SD card.
(3.1)「format」SD card
(3.1.1) Click「Format」button, click「yes」to start
formatting on the pop-up dialog window.
(3.1.2) Pop-up the format finished dialog window.
(3.1.3) Click「OK」and re-insert the SD card to do
relative setting.
★The original settings are completely eliminated after
formatting the SD card. The SD card must reset the
relevant settings. Otherwise it operates abnormally.
(3.2) 「restore」SD card
(3.2.1) Click「restore」button and it will pop-up the
dialog window, click「yes」to start restoring.
(3.2.2) System will show up「Restore this disk」dialog
window.
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(3.2.3) Check the quick format and click "Start" to
format. After formatting is complete please click
"OK", then "Close" dialog window.
(3.2.4) Click "OK" to finish restore SD card.
★After completion, you can use the memory card for
other purposes.
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K. Firmware Upgrade Operating Steps
Please follow the steps to upgrade:
1. Put the memory card into computer, using old version player to
backup the important file to computer, then shut down the old
version player and start firmware upgrade procedures.
2. Insert the memory card into the card reader, Connect the card
reader with the PC. Click the new version
player, to open player
main menu
3.
Using
format tool in new version player, select location of the
memory card.
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Clear all data in memory to Avoid incompatibility caused by not
properly stored records after formatting.The memory card will
automatically exit Windows sector after formatting completed.
4.
Remove the memory card from the card reader and re-insert it.
(After formatting, the remaining capacity will show 80MB)
5.
Extracted
carbox.rar to memory card. or unzip to the PC, and
then copy
the carbox folder to memory card. 』『 memory card
under the carbox root folder contains all the update files (Do not
delete any file.)
6.
Open the new version of the Player software, in the 『open file』
select the memory card sector, go to 『setup page』
to
『
』
start setting, after click Save button, it will produce car_set folder
in the root of the memory card, car_set folder containing the
relevant configuration file (Do not delete any file.)
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Machine will use the setting value with new player version for
recording after firmware updating completed. When setting is
completed, the player will close automatically.
7.
Remove memory card from USB device from PC.
8.
Power-off first, then put the memory into Vehicle video recorder
slot, connect TV-out cable, if it doesn’t have TV-Out function,
please verify by recording light indicator on machine.
9.
Please do not power-off during updated. Interrupt the update may
cause the machine not work properly, and need to repair by factory
(it needs around one minute to process the firmware updated,
please check the light indicator or screen is normal or not after one
minute), Use as following ways to process the firmware updated.
From the PC:
(i). Put the power cable into USB slot on PC, and the machine will
start the firmware update automatically.
During the firmware update, It will remain in booting screen.
Caution! Powering off the machine during firmware upgrading
may cause major malfunction.
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After firmware update, please reboot the Machine manually to
complete the update.
P.S after finished updated, When turn on the vehicle video
recorder, it will appear firmware version number
, then enter the live recording screen
(remark: version number will be changed of each firmware
updated.)
From vehicle:
(ii). Put the power cable into USB slot on PC, and the machine will
start the firmware update automatically.
During the firmware update, It will remain in booting screen.
Caution! Powering off the machine during firmware upgrading
may cause major malfunction. Start vehicle engine, wait until the
power steadily, then plug-in the power to vehicle video recorder,
please do not stop engine during updating. t will remain in
following screens. Caution! Powering off the machine during
firmware upgrading may cause major malfunction. After firmware update, please reboot the Machine manually to
complete the update.
P.S after finished updated, when turn on the vehicle video recorder, it
will appear firmware version number
, then enter
the live recording screen (remark: version number will be changed of
each firmware updated.)
10. After finished, it will enter recording status, it can be used normally.
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