SportCam

SportCam
User Guide
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PRODUCT INFORMATION
HARDWARE PARTS
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATION
DIMENSION
5.5 x 2.5 in
MEMORY CARD
Supports up to 16GB microSD card
WEIGHT
2 Ounces
BATTERY
2 (1.5V) AAA battery
VIDEO FORMAT
.AVI compression
RECORDING INTERVAL
15 min max recording time per segment
GETTING STARTED
CHARGING THE BATTERY
1. Open the battery cover and insert two 1.5V AAA batteries.
2. Make sure that the positive and negative posts of the battery are in the correct polarity (+ or -)
Position.
3. Insert an SD memory card into the memory card spring load slot. The SportCam has no built-in
memory so it is essential that a memory card is inserted before using the SportCam.
4. Now careful when closing the battery door. Pay close attention to the sliding clips on the battery
door. Slowly close press evenly with your thumb, and then slide into position to lock the battery
door. If done incorrectly one can break the sliding clips (the locking mechanism).
TURNING ON THE SPORTCAM
1. Press and hold the POWER/REC button for 5 seconds to turn on the SportCam.
2. A SportCam logo will be displayed on the LCD screen and the laser light will be blinking indicating
that the camera is now powered up and in standby mode.
TURNING OFF THE SPORTCAM
The SportCam would turn off in these three scenarios:
1. Camera will automatically power down after one minute of inactivity. To preserve battery power.
2. Removal of the battery from the camera. (If done in the middle of a recording it can corrupt the
memory card)
3. Press and hold the POWER/REC button for 5 second.
RECORDING A VIDEO
1. Press and hold the POWER/REC button for 5 seconds to turn on the SportCam.
2. A SportCam logo will be displayed on the LCD screen and the laser light will be blinking indicating
that the camera is now working and on standby mode. (laser is for positioning while on a helmet)
3. Press the POWER/REC button again for 1 second, the laser light will stop blinking and the
SportCam logo will start to blink which will indicate that the camera is now recording.
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4. The camera has a 15 minute maximum recording time per segment. After 15 minutes, you will hear
a beep indicating that the 15 minute segment has finished recording. The logo will stop blinking
and pressing the power button again will start recording the second 15 minute segment. This is
done to preserve battery and memory card space.
Alternatively, you can stop the recording sooner by pressing the POWER/REC button once to
bring the SportCam back into standby mode. The LCD will show a numeric value indicating the
recent video number saved/recorded.
VIDEO PLAYBACK
There are two methods to playback video for this SportCam – using the SD card and connecting the
SportCam to the computer via USB cable. Steps on how to do video playback on each method are as
follows:
Using SD Card:
1. Remove the SD card from the SportCam and insert it to the computer's built-in card reader or to an
external card reader if your computer does not have a built-in one.
2. If you are using an external card reader, connect the card reader to the USB port of your computer.
Then, the computer will automatically recognize the SD card.
3. A pop window will appear which will give you options on what you want to do. Just click open
folder to access the SD card files.
If the pop up window does not appear, click My Computer from your desktop and locate the disk
drive pertaining to the SD card. It could be labeled as D:, E:, F: or G:.
4. Copy and paste or drag and drop the files to where you want them saved on your computer from
the SD card.
5. Play the video using Windows Media Player or any playback software that supports the format of
the video. It is recommended to play the video from the hard drive of your computer to ensure
smooth playback.
Connecting the SportCam directly to the Computer:
1. Connect the SportCam to your computer using the USB cable that came with the SportCam.
2. Press and hold the power button while the camera is connected to the computer via USB cable. A
new drive will be created.
3. Locate the drive in My Computer and open it.
4. Copy and paste or drag and drop the files to where you want them saved on your computer from
the SD card.
5. Play the video using Windows Media Player or any playback software that supports the format of
the video. It is recommended to play the video from the hard drive of your computer to ensure
smooth playback.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
1. How much heat can this SportCam take before being damaged?
The SportCam is made of solid PVC and it can handle 180 – 200°F in and out temperatures. This is
normally enough for basic training and/or standard Fire Fighter calls.
2. Can this be mounted on a helmet and still record?
Yes. Once mounted on a helmet, the SportCam can swivel 360 degrees to capture the front, back,
top or bottom view thus giving you a better focus on the subject you’re recording.
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