MeCam X User Manual Table of contents Contents T a b l e o f C o n t e n t s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Safety Precautions.......................................................................2 What’s in the Box.........................................................................3 Product Diagram..........................................................................4 Remote Diagram...........................................................................5 Setup Your MECAM X...........................................................................6 Video Mode..................................................................................7 Video Settings..............................................................................8 General Settings.........................................................................10 Picture Mode............................................................................13 Using Your MECAM X…......................................................................16 Playback Mode..........................................................................17 Wi-­‐Fi Setup............................................................................19 Saving and Viewing Options.......................................................20 Installing MECAM X into waterproof case............................................21 FAQ............................................................................................22 Specifications.............................................................................23 System Requirements.................................................................23 Declaration................................................................................24 L i c e n s e s t a t e m e n t … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … . . … 2 4 1
Safety Precautions Before using the MECAM X, please ensure you read and understand the safety precautions. l Do not attempt to open the case of the camera or modify it in any way. If the camera has been opened, the warranty will be void. Maintenance and repairs can only be performed by TAT. l Keep the camera away from water and other liquids (unless used in the waterproof case). Do not handle the MECAM X with wet hands (unless used in the waterproof case). This may cause the camera to malfunction. l Recharge the battery using the micro USB Connector (5V/XXXA). Any variation to voltage or current will cause the camera to fail. l The MECAM X should not be used in heat exceeding 60 (140 ). l DO NOT drop the MECAM X. l Avoid placing heavy objects on the MECAM X. l Do not dispose of this unit in domestic waste. 2
What’s in the box Please ensure the product package has the following contents: A MECAM X Camera H Flat mount B Waterproof case I 3M adhesive C Portable camera frame J Lock Bolt D Roll bar mount for bike K Helmet strap E Quick release mount L Knuckle F Helmet mount M USB cable G Curved mount N Wrist Remote controller 3
Product Diagram A WI-­‐FI Activation (Down select) F POWER(and menu) B LED power indicator G USB interface C LCD screen H Micro SD card port D SHOOT (menu select) I Mini HDMI interface E Microphone J Removable Li-­‐Battery Left Side Right Side 4
Remote Diagram Please note: with the remote controller you cannot turn the camera on. Please ensure the camera is switched on before using the remote. A LED Indicators B Shoot Photo C Record Video D Power Off E Micro USB Charge port on the back of remote To use the remote, please code first before power on the camera. Coding procedures: 1. Press and hold the “Picture” & “Video” keys of the remote at the same time, then turn the camera on; 2. When the camera enters into the real live interface, release the “Picture” & “Video” keys; 3. The middle blue indicator lights up, then the coding is finished. 5
Note: l Please keep holding the “Picture” & “Video” keys during coding; l Only need to code once, afterwords the camera will recognize automatically; l Wi – Fi function & remote controller can not be used simultaneously. Setup Your MECAM X Turn the camera on-­‐press and hold the POWER button for several seconds. When the camera is on, the CODISK logo will appear on the screen and the three red LED lights will glow red. The camera is now in video mode. Red LED light
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Red LED light
Video Mode Red LED light
Video mode screen Once the camera is turned on, it goes to the video capture mode by default. Press SHOOT button to start recording. When the recording starts, you will see the red lights start flashing. To end recording, press the SHOOT button again. To enter the Settings menu, press the POWER button (press and release immediately-­‐if it is held too long the camera will switch off). Note: The Setup menu is depending on the active mode. If the video mode is 7
active, it will display video capture settings or if the Picture mode is active, it will display the Image capture settings. By default, video mode is the active mode when you turn the device on. Video Settings Video Settings Screen (Page 1) This allows user to adjust Video quality settings. Navigation: Use Wi-­‐Fi button to navigate, SHOOT button to Enter/Confirm selection, POWER button to go back. Resolution This allows user to set the recording video resolution: l 1080P 30fps l 720P 30fps l 720P 60fps 8
Video Looping This allows user to set record duration l OFF-­‐In this mode, camera will generate new file on every 30mins l 2 Min-­‐In this mode, camera will generate new file on every 2mins l 5 Min-­‐In this mode, camera will generate new file on every 5mins White Balance Factory default is Auto. If you switch Auto OFF, remember to adjust when lighting conditions change. Following pre-­‐set modes are also available Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluor Microphone SELECT Outdoor or Car to record in different scenes with better audio effect, SELECT OFF for video only. Video Settings Screen (Page 2) 9
PIV This will enable auto image capture during the video recording: l Off-­‐Disable Auto Image Capture l 10 Sec-­‐Auto capture on every 10 sec l 20 Sec-­‐Auto capture on every 20 sec l 30 Sec-­‐Auto capture on every 30 sec l 60 Sec-­‐Auto capture on every 60 sec Date Stamp l Off: to turn off displaying date stamp on captures l Date: to display date on captures l Date & Time: to display date& time on captures General Settings General Settings Screen (Page 1) This allows user to adjust the general device settings To enter General Settings, enter the Settings menu first by pressing POWER 10
button, then press and hold the SHOOT button for 3secs Navigation: Use Wi-­‐Fi button to navigate, SHOOT button to Enter/Confirm selection, POWER button to go back. Auto Power Off To set Auto Power off function Auto LCD Off This will determine if the LCD will turn off after 1 min, 3 min or 5 min. Press any key to turn the screen on. Select OFF to keep the screen always ON. Screen rotation To rotate the screen Date & Time This allows user to adjust the date &time. Note: Use the Wi-­‐Fi button to change the date and time, use SHOOT button to confirm. The date is entered in Year/Month/Day format. Time is based on a 24hr clock. 11
General Setting Screen (Page 2) Language To select the device language Light Frequency Selecting the correct light frequency will avoid the possibility for strobing. System l Factory Reset; to reset the camera to factory default. l System Info; to check the firmware version l Card Info; to see the SD card information Wi–Fi Password Set up your new Wi–Fi Password Note : The default Wi–Fi Password is 1234567890. Use the Wi-­‐Fi button to navigate, use SHOOT button to confirm. 12
Wi-­‐Fi SSID Set up your new Wi-­‐Fi name. Note: Use the Wi-­‐Fi button to navigate, use SHOOT button to confirm. The name is entered in “ Wi-­‐Fi_CAM_000” format, you can only change the last three numbers which are displayed with cycle numbers. Format This is to format the card. Choosing to format the card will permanently erase all data on the card. Picture Mode This mode will allow users to take snapshots Picture Mode Screen To activate this mode: l Turn the camera on l Press and hold the SHOOT button for 3secs. l You will see P( )on top left corner of the screen 13
l Press SHOOT button to take snapshots Picture Settings Picture Setting Screen (Page 1) To enter the SETUP menu for Picture Mode, press POWER button (press and release immediately-­‐if it is held too long the camera will switch off). Resolution To select the image resolution Quality To set the image quality Metering Metering mode refers to the way in which a camera determines the exposure. White Balance Factory default is Auto. If you switch Auto OFF, remember to adjust when lighting conditions change 14
Picture Setting Screen (Page 2) ISO This is the measurement of how sensitive a digital camera’s sensor is to light. Exposure This allows user to set the light exposure value Self-­‐timer This allows user to set the timer for auto image capture Date & Time This allows user to adjust the date &time Note: Use the Wi-­‐Fi button to change the date and time, use SHOOT button to confirm, the date is entered in Year/Month/Day format. Time is based on a 24hr clock. 15
Timelapse This feature allows you to set the intervals/frequency at which a frame is captured. You can set the time Frequency here. Using Your MECAM X Preparation Charging the battery Before using the MECAM X for the first time you should fully charge the battery. Procedure: 1. Connect MECAM X to a computer (or other USB power source) using the USB cable (provided). 2. A: If the Camera is on when charging, 3 red lights will glow red until the battery is fully charged. B: Only one red light will glow red if the camera is off when charging. 3. A completely flat battery will take about 5 hours to be fully charged. The red indicator lights will turn off when the battery is fully charged. Insert the Micro SD* 16
l It is recommended to use Class 6 (or higher) Micro SD card to shoot smooth video files. Lower class cards may cause the video to be blurry or jerky. l There is only one correct direction to insert the Micro SD card into the slot. Do not force the card into the card slot, as it may damage both the camera and the card. l It is recommended to format new cards of cards that have been previously used in other cameras. To format the Micro SD card: Note: Formatting the card will permanently delete the contents. Video Recording Once the camera is turned on, it goes to the video capture mode by default. Press SHOOT button to start recording. When the recording starts, you will see the red lights start flashing. To end recording, press the SHOOT button again. Image Capturing To take snapshot, you will need to switch the camera from video mode to image capture mode. To enter this mode: l Turn the camera on l Press and hold the SHOOT button for 3secs l You will see on top left corner of the screen Playback Mode Navigation: Use Wi-­‐Fi button to navigate, SHOOT button to Enter/Confirm 17
selection, POWER button to go back. This will allow you to watch the captured videos & images. Enter the Picture mode first, then press and hold the SHOOT button for 3secs. To watch a captured video, go to VIDEO and select the file. To view a captured image, go to IMAGE. To view a loop recording, go to LOOP. To delete the image, select the file and Press POWER button. You will see delete option there. You can select the option to delete a single file or all files. To exit Playback mode press and hold the SHOOT button to return to the normal recording mode. Connecting to TV You can display the camera LCD screen on a TV screen. Note: You will need a Mini HDMI to HDMI cable. l Turn the camera on l Connect Mini HDMI end to the port on camera and HDMI end to HDMI port on the TV l Select the right source on the TV l Turn the camera on 18
Wi-­‐Fi Setup The MECAM X allows full camera control, live previewing and playback of photos/videos on most Smartphones and Tablets. 1. Download the App “iSmart DV” from “Google Play” or from the Apple “App Store”. iSmart DV 2. Activate Wi-­‐Fi on your MECAM X by pressing Wi-­‐Fi button. 3. Go to the Wi-­‐Fi settings on your Phone, you will see Wi-­‐Fi_CAM_000 in the list of available Wireless networks. Note: You can change the Wi-­‐Fi name in the menu setting. 4. Connect your Phone to the “iSmart DV” via Wi-­‐Fi. 5. The default Wi-­‐Fi Password for the MECAM X is: 1234567890 Note: You can change the Wi-­‐Fi password in the menu setting. 19
6.Open the app “iSmart DV” Important: Before connecting camera via Wi-­‐Fi, you need to download the ‘iSmart DV’ App on your smart phone or tablet. App Interface Diagram Battery Icon Video Resolution Settings Playback Mode Record Switch Photo/Mode Note: To watch the recorded videos on your phone, you need to download them first. Saving and Viewing Options Transferring files to PC Use the USB cable supplied (M) to connect the camera to your computer. The camera LCD will display MSDC icon and your computer will see your camera as an external storage device. Alternatively you can remove the Micro SD card and use a card reader (not included) to achieve the same result. 20
1.Select the file(s) you want to transfer to your computer by highlighting them. 2.Either drag the files to the desired place on your computer (this will make a copy of the file on your computer) OR right-­‐click the file, select “Copy” and right-­‐click in the desired place in your computer and select “Paste”. Note: You can also transfer entire folders of pictures / videos to your computer. Using the camera as a Webcam Connect the camera to PC using supplied USB cable, when you see MSDC on the camera LCD screen, press and hold the SHOOT button for 3secs. Then you will see PCCAM on the camera Screen. Note: You will not be able to record when the camera is on PCCAM mode. Installing MECAM X into waterproof case l The MECAM X is designed to be used in the waterproof case (B). Before inserting the MECAM X in the case, select video or picture mode. Notes: l Ensure the case is dry and clean. l Insert MECAM X, ensuring the lens fits neatly in the lens cavity. l Close the security latch. l The MECAM X can be mounted using the accessories provided. 21
FAQ Q. Why are the red LEDs flickering? A. The battery is running low. You must recharge the camera. Q. My MECAM X will NOT turn on. Why? A. The battery is flat. You need to recharge it (full recharge from flat will take about 5 hours). Q. My MECAM X turns off automatically. Why? A: The battery is running flat or you set auto power off function. Q. Videos and pictures are blurred. Why? A: The lens may be dirty. Clean the lens first. Q. My MECAM X cannot be seen by my computer. Why? A: Try a different USB cable or different USB port. 22
Specifications Underwater Down to 30m (with waterproof casing) Sensor 5.0 megapixels CMOS sensor Video: 1080P@30fps,720P@60fps, 720P@30fps Resolution Still photo: 5 megapixels (12 megapixels interpolated) Storage type Micro SD card up to 32GB (not included) Lens 150°-­‐view fixed lens Lens aperture F/2.5 f=2.65mm Lens focus 0.5m to infinity Shutter speed 1/30 to 1/2000 sec Video Looping OFF, every 2min, every 5min Sensitivity Automatic ISO 100-­‐200 Microphone Built-­‐in Display 2” TFT LCD Video: MOV H.264 Format Still photo: JPEG Power supply 3.7V/1000mAh removable Li-­‐Battery Battery life Video: about 2.0 hours without Wi-­‐Fi Dimensions 54x37x51mm Casing 49.5x76x84mm 23
System Requirements Operating System Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / MAC OS App Requirements Apple iOS & Android HDMI (HDMI cable not included) Interface High speed USB 2.0 Declaration The Manufacturer hereby declares that the CE marking was applied to the MECAM X camera in accordance with the basic requirements and other relevant provisions of the following CE Directives: 2011/65/EC RoHs Directive 2004/108/EC L ow V oltage D
irective 1999/5/EG R&TTE Directive 2006/95/EEC LVD Directive 2009/125/EG EuP Directive 2002/96/EG WEEE Directive The EC Declaration of Conformity can be requested from the address specified on the Warranty card. 24