Waterproof Action Camera Instruction Manual

Waterproof Action Camera
Instruction Manual
Congratulations on your purchase of the
Covert Action Camera. This 1080P full HD
Covert Camera provides simple operation,
allowing you to capture all those awesome
moments you wish you had on camera.
Whether it’s fishing, mudding, hunting or any
other extreme activity, this camera is
durable, water proof and small. Record your
videos hands free with a simple push of a
button! We truly value your business and will
strive to provide you top quality customer service
should you ever need help with any of our
products. Check out our other products on our
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Table of Contents
Button Function Diagram
Features
Insert/Ejecting Memory Card
About Leveling Sensor
How to Use the Leveling Sensor
Record
Playback on the Computer
Live Video Output
Playback on TV
Charging
Format
Setting Your Time/Date
Specifications
Precautions
Troubleshooting Tips
Covert W arranty Polic y
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Button Function Diagram
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1. On/Off/Power Indicator
2. Record/Stop/Recording Indicator
3. Clip
4. Lens
5. Card Slow
6. MIC Switch Button
7. MIC Indicator
8. Reset Button
9. Resolution Switch
10. HDMI Output
11, USB Connection
12. A/V Output/MIC In Connection
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Features
1080P HD digital recording with audio or
720P@60fps & WVGA@60fps
• 5 MP
• Low illumination recording
• H.264 compression, records
approx 6 hours 1080P videos on a
32GB Micro SD card
• Rechargeable Li-ion Battery with up to 140
minutes recording time
• Built-in microphone, external microphone is
included for higher quality sound
• Support recording while charging
• Overwrite recording
• Round metal casing, Shock resistant
• Water proof, up to 30 feet.
• Date/Time stamp on digital video (optional).
• Supports live video output
• HDMI output, high definition image playback
on TV
• Leveling Sensor
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Insert/Ejecting Memory Card
Insert your micro SD or micro SDHC card into the
camera. Make sure the SD card is not full. Gently
push the card into the slot until it locks in place.
To eject the card, gently push the card to release.
About Leveling Sensor
When using on a rifle or shotgun, the cameras
may be mounted under the gun barrel, thus the
button is on top and difficult to operate. With the
leveling sensor, you can make the videos stay
level even when the buttons are on the bottom.
How to Use the Leveling Sensor
When you turn on the power, the camera will be
in standby mode. Turn over the camera and make
sure the buttons are on the bottom. (Opposite
side down.) Then start recoding again, and the
video will stay level.
Record
1. Keep the micro SD card in card slot.
2. Select the video resolution you prefer on the
back panel, and then close the rear cap.
3. Press and hold button one until vibrator
shakes then release. Wait 2 seconds, two
indicators turn on—one is red and two is green.
The camera now is in “standby mode.”
Attention:
1. The camera will turn off automatically if the
camera is idle for 5 minutes.
2. It will start to record automatically if set
AutoRecord = Y,
3. Press button two shortly, the vibrator
shakes; then the green indicator flashes. The
camera is now recording.
4. Press button two again. When the green
indicator stops flashing and vibrator shakes
twice, the camera stops recording, thus saving
video file automatically.
5. Press and hold button one in standby mode
until vibrator shakes, the camera turns off.
Attention:
1. Keep the micro SD card in the slot and turn on
the camera.
2. Unscrew the rear cap; insert the external
microphone into the camera.
3. Press the MIC switch button (with the D mark)
on the panel of the camera.
4. The MIC indicator (with the E mark) turns on.
The voice recording will be via external MIC, so
the internal MIC does not work at the same time.
Playback on the Computer:
1. Make sure the camera turns off. Keep the card
in the camera and connect the camera to the
computer by USB cable provided in the package.
2. It shows “found new hardware” on the
computer. (Note: This can take up to 30 seconds.)
3. Open “Removable Disc” on the computer. You
will see video files. Transfer all the videos to your
computer first, and then play the videos. You can
then copy or delete the videos from the SD card.
4. Safely remove the hardware, eject the disc and
take out the USB cord from the computer.
Remarks:
1. This camera saves videos by MP4 format and
can be played via Windows Media Player or
Quicktime.
2. The Covert Rush Camera records full HD videos
in large bitrates. If playback is not smooth, please
try other players or high configuration computers.
Live Video Output:
1. Unscrew the rear cap and connect the camera
to monitor/TV/display device with the RCA video
cable provided.
2. Turn on the camera and the live video will
output. Make sure the camera is installed well
and the image is being recorded.
3. Take off the cable after use. Do not forget to
screw the rear cap tightly.
Playback on TV:
1. Unscrew the rear cap; connect the camera and
TV with the HDMI cable provided.
2. Select correct “HDMI” mode on TV, turn the
camera onto standby. The video will then output
real time.
3. Press and hold Button two for 2 seconds until
the video file list displays on your TV.
4. Select the file by Button two, play or pause it
by pressing button one.
5.During play back, Press Button two and it will
play the next file.
6. Press and hold Button two for 2 seconds. The
camera will return to the video file list.
7. In the video file list interface, press Button
two for 2 seconds, the camera will return to
standby mode.
8. Then press and hold Button one for
approximately 3 seconds, and the camera will
turn off.
Charging:
1. Connect the camera to your PC/labtop/USB
charger by using the USB cable provided.
2. Once connected, the red indicator on the
camera will turn on then flash. The unit will then
be charging. (You can also record while you
charge your camera if you set AutoRecord=Y.
(See below for directions.)
3. After around 3-4 hours when it stops flashing,
the camera is fully charged.
4. Remove the camera from the power source.
Attention:
1. 5 minutes after fully charged, the camera will
automatically turn off all indicators if you do not
remove it from the power source.
2. The camera will record while charging if set
AutoRecord=Y. In order to keep your previous
data on the card, please stop recording or take
the card out.
Format:
In the standby mode if the internal microphone
ON, press and hold the MIC switch button until
the camera begins to vibrate then release the
button. The camera will turn itself off after a
long vibration. The formatting is now
complete. Formatting will delete all data from
the micro SD card. Please use this operation
with caution.
Setting the Time/Date:
1. Create a new “.txt” file. Save it as “time.txt”
2. Input the correct date and time according to
the following format.
Example: 2014/01/15 08:55:00
2014 is the year, 01 is the month, 15 is the day.
08 is the hour, 55 is the minute, 00 is the second.
3. Copy the text into micro SD card, stored under
Removable Disc/My Computer.
4. Remove your camera from the computer.
Restart your Covert Rush Camera and record.
Your date and time are set up successfully.
Other Setup:
1. Insert a card, turn the camera on, and then turn
the camera off. This will create the setup file on
the card automatically.
2. Connect the camera to the computer by the
USB cable.
3. Open the removable disc, find the file named
“set.txt” in the card.
Timestamp=Y
AutoRecord=N
MaxRecordTime=30
Cycle Record=N
Set TimeStamp, AutoRecord, and CycleRecord by
“Y” or “No”. Set MaxRecordTime from 1-60
minutes.
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Timestamp = Y
With date/time stamp on video records.
Timestamp = N
Without date/time stamp on video records.
MaxRecordTime
Video recording section, support 1 to 60
minutes. Standard is 30 minutes.
AutoRecord = Y
AutoRecord = N
Auto mode, record when power on.
Manual mode, press button to record
when standby.
CycleRecord = Yes
Overwrite files in front and continue
recording automatically when card is full.
CycleRecord = No
Stop recording then turn off when card is full.
2 Specifications
Image Sensor
1/2.5 inch CMOS
View Angle
60 degrees
Image Sensor Pixel
5.0 MP
1920*1080(1080P)/30fps
Recording
Resolution & Frame Rate
1280*720(720P)/60fps
848*480(WVGA)/60fps
Video Format
MP4
Compression
H.264
1500KB/second while 1080P
Video File Size
800KB/second while 720P
500KB/second while WVGA
Video Recording Section
USB Interface
Memory
1 to 60 minutes
USB 2.0
No built-in flash, support micro SD
card up to 32GB
Battery Capacity
1000mAh
Battery Working Time
140 minutes
Battery Charging Time
3-4 hours
Dimension
4.06*1.22*1.18 inches
Weight
.25 ounces
Precautions
1. Do not use the camera in extremely hot, cold,
dusty or damp environments.
2. The Covert Action Camera is shock resistant, not
shock proof. Try to avoid dropping it when
possible.
3. The camera is waterproof up to 30 feet. Please
make sure the O-rings are sealed and the front and
rear caps are closed tightly to avoid any damage by
the water.
4. Do not disconnect the camera from your PC
when uploading or downloading footage, it may
damage your camera or corrupt your files.
5. The camera required a micro SD card to work so
please insert card before using.
6. The battery life varies according to the
temperatures. A colder environment will drain the
battery faster. Normal operating is around 140
minutes.
7. Please check and charge the camera when you
do not use it for a long period of time.
8. Do not take the camera apart—this will break
the tamper seal and void out warranty.
Troubleshooting Tips:
Q. It doesn’t work, what do I do now?
A. Make sure your Action Camera has power
and that there is a micro SD card in the slot.
Also make sure the SD card is not full. If you
are still having issues, try another card.
Q. The camera will not charge.
A. Use another USB cable or AC adapter. Reset
the camera, and format your card in the
computer.
Q. How do I know if the card is full?
A. The green light flashes quickly, the camera
will shake six times, and then turn off
automatically. When this happens, the SD card
is full.
Q. How do I know if the battery is low?
A. The red light flashes quickly, the camera will
shake four times then automatically turn off.
Charge your Action Camera because there isn’t
enough power for it to function properly.
Q. The camera is really hot when I use it, is that
normal?
A. The camera is made from aluminum allow
with a waterproof sealing structure. It is
normal for the camera to run a hot. Please do
not worry.
Q. Why are the video and audio out of sync on
the PC?
A. Copy the video files to your computer, then
try again. Make sure that your player is
updated on your PC or try to play the video with
a VLC Media player.
If you are still having problems with your Covert
Action Camera, after checking the above potential
causes and solutions please either check out our
website at www.covertscoutingcameras.com or
contact customer service at 877-462-1799 or email us at support@dlccovert.com
IMPORTANT NOTE: Contact Covert Support for
troubleshooting prior to contacting the retail
store from which you purchased the product. We
will be happy to take care of you!
Covert Scouting Cameras Warranty:
Covert Scouting Cameras warranties this product
for a period of 1 year from the date of purchase.
This warranty only covers manufacturer’s defects
and does not cover damage caused by misuse or
abuse of the product. This warranty includes one
year repair or replacement service on product
from date of purchase. If you have problems with
this product, please do not contact the store you
purchased it from. Contact Covert Scouting
Cameras Customer service toll free at 877-4621799 or e-mail us at support@dlccovert.com.
Proof of purchase will be required for
replacement.
Covert Warranty Policy and Procedure:
To receive repair or replacement by Covert
Scouting Cameras one year warranty, we ask you
to do the following:
-All returns must have a Return
Authorization (RA#) prior to sending in the
camera.
1. E-mail or call our customer service
department.
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5.
-support@dlccovert.com
-toll free: 877-462-1799
Please explain to the technician what issues
you are having with your camera.
If you are asked to return your camera to
Covert Scouting Cameras, you will be
responsible for the cost of shipping to Covert
Scouting Cameras. In return, Covert will
provide fast and exceptional service as well as
incur the cost of shipping back to you. (Only
within the Continental United States.)
Please include the following information
when sending in your camera.
-RA# on outside of package
-Return address
-Telephone and Email address
-Brief description of the problem
-Copy of proof of purchase
Please make sure all the accessories are
removed (i.e. SD Cards, batteries, solar
panels, SIM cards, straps, ETC.) before
shipping. All accessories received by Covert
Scouting Cameras will NOT be returned.
This warranty only covers manufactures’
defects and does not cover damaged caused
by misuse or abuse of the product.
Covert International Warranty Policy and
Procedure:
1. Outside the US, service is the available through
the distributor/reseller of purchase.
2. All returns must have an RA# provided by
Covert. Copy of Proof of Purchase is required for
all returns.
3. Covert is not responsible for lost or damaged
products incurred during the shipping process.
4. Insurance for returns is at the discretion of the
customer. Additional charges apply for return
shipping.
In the maintenance of the product, Covert
Scouting Cameras may use new or equivalent, to
new parts, assemblies or products for equal or
improved quality. All defective parts, assemblies,
and products became the property of Covert.
Return and claims will be handled according to
the current Covert Scouting Cameras, Inc.
procedure.
These warranties shall not apply to any defect,
failure or damage caused by improper use or
improper or inadequate maintenance and care.
Covert shall not be obligated under these
warranties:
a. To repair damage resulting from attempts
by personnel other than Covert
representatives to install, repair or service
the product unless directed by a Covert
representative.
b. To repair damage, malfunction or
degradation of performance resulting
from improper use or connection to
incompatible equipment or memory.
c. To repair damage, malfunction, or
degradation of performance caused by
the use of non-Covert supplies or
consumables or the use of Covert supplies
not specified for use with this product.
d. To repair an item that has been modified
or integrated with other products when
the effect of such modification or
integration increases the time or difficulty
of servicing the product or degrades
performance or reliability.
e. To perform user maintenance or cleaning
or to repair damage, malfunction.
f. To repair damage, malfunction or
degradation of performance resulting
from use of the product in an
environment not meeting the operating
specifications set forth in the user
manual.
g. To repair damage, malfunction or
degradation of performance resulting
from failure to properly prepare and
transport the product as prescribed in
published product materials
h. Failure to register the product warranty
within 10 days of purchase.
i. To replace items that have been refilled,
are used up, abused, misused, or
tampered with in any way.
j. To install replacement items that are not
considered customer replaceable.
k. To support software not supplied by
Covert
l. To provide software or firmware updates
or upgrades.
Any service identified in the above list and
provided by Covert at the Customer’s request
shall be invoiced to the customer, at Covert’s then
current rates for parts, labor and shipping.
THE ABOVE WARRANTIES ARE GIVEN BY COVERT
WITH RESPECT TO THIS PRODUCT AND ITS
RELATED ITEMS IN LIEU OF ANY OTHER
WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. COVERT AND
ITS VENDORS DISCLAIM ANY IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR ANY SIMILAR
STANDARD IMPOSED BY APPLICABLE
LEGISLATION. COVERTS REPONSIBILITY TO
REPAIR, REPLACE, FOR DEFECTIVE PRODUCTS AND
RELATED ITEMS IS SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY
PROVIDED TO THE CUSTOMER FOR BREACH OF
THESE WARRANTIES.
Some states, provinces, and countries do not
allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages or exclusions or limitation
on the duration of implied warranties or
conditions, 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 by state, province, or country.
TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY LOCAL LAW, EXCEPT
FOR THE OBLIGATIONS SPECIFICALLY SET FORTH
IN THIS WARRANTY STATEMENT, IN NO EVENT
SHALL COVERT AND ITS VENDORS BE LIABLE FOR
ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING LOSS OF
PROFITS) WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT,
OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY AND IRRESPECTIVE
OF WHETHER COVERT OR THE VENDOR HAS
ADVANCE NOTICE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH
DAMAGES.