Radio Shack Wildview STC-TGL2M User's Manual

STC-TGL2M / STC-TGL4M / STC-TGL5M
User’s Manual
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Version 1.3
06/07
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WILDVIEW
P.O. Box 535189
Grand Prairie, Texas 75053-5189
Wildview Limited Warranty
Your Wildview scouting camera is covered by a 90 days Limited
Warranty on parts and labor from the date of original purchase, and
purchases must be made through an authorized dealer. The warranty
covers defects in workmanship and materials. The warranty does not
apply to units, which have been damaged or abused intentionally or
unintentionally. A purchase from individuals or unauthorized internet
sites voids the warranty.
Tampering with or altering the unit will void the warranty. Any
unauthorized service will void warranty. Original sales receipt must be
produced for any warranty service and a Return Authorization (RA)
number must be obtained from customer service at 888-304-6125
prior to returning product
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Manual Contents
Camera overview
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Camera kit contents
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Battery and memory Installation
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Definition
10
Programming
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Mounting the camera
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Viewing images
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Saving and Deleting images
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Memory compatibility chart
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Technical Specs
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General Information
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Image Capacity Chart
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Camera overview
Front view
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Side view
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Open view image with major parts indication
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Camera kit contents
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Wildview series Digital Scouting Camera
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Camera driver
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User Manual
•
USB cable
•
Strap
Battery & memory installation
Warning: Do not use a different Voltage lead
acid battery other than the one specified in
this section. Doing so will damage the camera
and will void the warranty.
The Wildview Digital Scouting Camera is designed to
operate using alkaline batteries for optimum performance.
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NOTE: Always have camera in the OFF position when
installing or removing batteries.
Batteries “C” cell
The internal battery compartment accepts 4 “C” cell
batteries. Be sure to use high quality brand name
alkaline batteries. Install batteries with correct polarity
(+/-) as noted inside the battery compartment.
12V Lead Acid external battery
The Wildview Scouting Camera is equipped with an
external power jack designed to accept a barrel plug
cable to attach to a sealed lead acid battery. (sold
separately). Battery cable and complete 12V Lead Acid
battery kits are available wherever Wildview scouting
cameras are sold or call toll free 888-304-6125. Only
Wildview external battery accessories are recommended.
• Insert the battery pack plug into the DC 12V jack at
the bottom of camera housing
• Turn on the camera by sliding the power switch to
PIR position
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Please make sure the voltage and polarity (+/-) are
correct before connection. Incorrect voltage or
polarity (+/-) will damage the camera.
Memory Options
Your Wildview scouting camera is equipped with the
following:
Model
STC-TGL2M
STC-TGL4M
STC-TGL5M
SDRAM
16MB
32MB
32MB
The camera is also equipped with an expandable media
card slot capable of accepting up to 2GB* SD card (sold
separately). With no memory card inserted into the slot,
the camera will use the built in SDRAM memory to store
images. If an SD card is inserted into the slot then the
camera will bypass the built in memory and utilize the SD
memory. The front counter display will show the number
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of images on the built in memory unless the expansion
card is inserted at which point the front counter will only
display the number of images stored in the expansion
card.
Inserting SD card
Make sure camera is in the OFF position whenever
adding or removing memory.
•
Insert SD memory card in to the SD card slot
completely and in the correct direction as shown on
the inside of the housing.
•
To remove the SD memory card, depress the SD
card and pull out the card gently.
™ SD cards must be clean (no images from other
sources.)
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Definition
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Time out: To set the amount of preset time in
minutes the camera will sleep between PIR triggering
•
Resolution: The resolution selection that you have
selected.
Model
STC-TGL2M
STC-TGL4M
STC-TGL5M
Hi
2.0M
4.0M
5.0M
Low
0.3M
1.3M
3.0M
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Date/Time: To set date and time stamp in the picture
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Flash: Auto / On / Off mode
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Burst: To set the number of pictures the camera will
take per PIR triggering
o
1P: Single image capturing per PIR triggering
o
2P: Two images continuous capturing per PIR
triggering
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o
3P: Three images continuous capturing per PIR
triggering
o
AVI: 10 second video clip per PIR triggering
FULL: When memory capacity is full, this front LCD
screen will show “FULL”
Programming your Wildview Camera
The following setting must be performed before you
turn on the camera.
1. Select the time out interval by sliding the time out
toggle switch to the desired preset time interval in
minutes. 1 / 5 / 10 / 20 minutes.
2. Select the resolution setting by sliding the resolution
toggle switch to the desired resolution setting. Hi /
Lo resolution.
3. Select the Flash mode: Slide the switch to either
Auto / On / Off position.
a. Auto – Flash on based on surround light
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conditions.
b. On – Flash on for every image captured
c. Off – No Flash will go off.
4. Select Burst mode: Slide the switch to 1 / 2 / 3 / AVI
position. If you choose AVI mode, the camera will
automatically switch to 1 picture mode if it detects a
low light source.
5. Turn on the Camera to set the Date / Time stamp
a. Slide the power switch to the PIR position
b. Press and hold [SET] button for 2 seconds to
enter date & time setting mode.
c.
Time and HH will blink. Press [UP] or [DN] to
adjust the hour
d. Press [SET] button to enter minute setting. Time
and MM will blink. Press [UP] or [DN] to adjust
the minute.
e. Press [SET] button to enter the month setting.
Date & MM will blink. Press [UP] or [DN] to
adjust month.
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f.
Press [SET] button to enter date setting. Date &
DD will blink. Press [UP] or [DN] to adjust date.
g. Press [SET] button to enter year setting. Date &
YY will blink. Press [UP] or [DN] to adjust year.
h. Press and hold [SET] button for 2 seconds to exit
the setting mode and enter into PIR count down
mode. Display will show date and number of
picture taken.
Once the program setting has been completed, slide
the power switch to OFF position until you are ready
for field use.
NOTE: Date & Time setting will be lost whenever the
batteries are removed from camera. Don’t forget to reset the Date & Time stamp after you replace the batteries.
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Mounting the camera
It is recommended that you mount the camera 4-5 ft off
the ground with the camera pointed at a slight
downward angle. Be sure to avoid mounting the
camera facing east or west as the rising and setting of
the sun could produce false triggers and overexposed
images. Clear branches and other debris away from
the front of the camera so as not to block the camera
lens or PIR sensor.
PIR Coverage Area Diagram
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Mounting the camera with the supplied strap
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Insert the strap through the strap slots on the rear
housing.
•
Wrap the strap around the mounting surface. Secure
the strap and tighten the buckle in order to secure the
camera.
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™ In order to obtain proper weather resistance,
please make sure that both door latches are
securely locked in place.
Testing the camera coverage area
One of Wildview Scouting Camera’s features is the ability
to test the coverage area.
•
After mounting the camera, open front housing and
slide the power switch to Test position. The front
LCD will display the word “tESt”.
•
Close the front housing.
•
Walk around in the front of the camera to see if you
have mounted the camera in the proper position. A
green indicator light on the front will blink when you
have intruded the coverage area.
•
Adjust the camera position as needed and repeat
testing until the desired coverage area is achieved.
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•
When you have completed testing the coverage area,
open the front housing and slide the power switch
from Test position to PIR position. Front LCD counter
will show “0000”. The camera will enter count down
mode for 1 minute and the front green indicator will
start blinking, giving you one minute to leave the
coverage area. Then camera will enter PIR detection
mode.
NOTE: Make sure you slide the power switch from TEST
mode to PIR mode before you leave the field. Otherwise
the Camera will not take any pictures.
Switch use: Do not move the switch from TEST directly
to PIR. Doing so will cause the camera to not operate.
Slide the switch to OFF. Wait for the front LCD screen to
turn off then continue to slide the switch to PIR.
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Viewing images
Viewing images by computer download
The Wildview Scouting Camera is a plug and play USB
storage device. This means users of Windows 2000 /ME
/ and XP operating systems need not install the camera
driver. This camera is not MAC compatible. The CD-ROM
included in this package contains the camera driver for
older operating system only.
Attention
The software CD-ROM packaged with the camera is
designed for PC’s only (not MAC compatible). Playing
this CD-ROM on a stereo or CD player may cause
damage to it.
Driver installation
•
Unplug the USB cable from PC.
•
Insert the CDROM in CD driver of your PC.
•
The auto-run program will execute.
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•
Follow the instructions shown on screen from your
PC to completely install the driver and application
program.
•
If the existing DirectX version on your PC is lower
than version 8, and if you have problems viewing the
image with the standard software provided by
Microsoft, then you should install DirectX 8
•
Restart windows.
•
Turn off the camera
•
Connect your camera to the PC by the USB cable,
the PC will recognize the new device and set up the
configuration of the PC automatically. Front LCD on
your camera will show the word “USb”.
NOTE: Windows 98 users must install camera driver
prior to connecting the USB cable.
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•
If your computer doesn’t run automatically, please
click “Start” button and choose “Run”, and then
browse the CD drive and click “Setup”.
Viewing the images on your computer
•
Slide the power switch to OFF position.
•
To view the images simply plug one end of the USB
cable into an available USB port on your computer.
•
Plug the other end of USB cable into the camera.
The camera will automatically power ON. Front LCD
screen will show “USb”
•
At the same time, your computer will recognize the
camera as a mass storage device and will be found
under MY COMPUTER.
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Saving and Deleting images
SAVING IMAGES
To save images on to your PC, simply copy and paste, or
drag and drop from the SDRAM memory to your PC desk
top.
DELETING IMAGES
There are two ways to delete the images from the
internal SDRAM memory.
1. After you down load the image onto your desk top,
you can delete the image in the SDRAM: Unplug the
USB Cable from camera. Slide the power switch to
PIR position. LCD screen will display the number of
images captured in the memory.
o
Delete One picture:
a. Press [SET] button to enter delete setting.
Display will show “ESC”
b. Press [UP] or [DN] to select d-ONE (delete
one)
c. Press [SET] to delete the image. Press [UP]
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or [DN] until screen shows “ESC” then press
[SET] again to exit.
d. This will only delete the last image saved in
the memory.
o
Delete All picture:
a. Press [SET] button to enter delete setting.
Display will show “ESC”
b. Press [UP] or [DN] to select d-ALL (delete all)
c. Press [SET] to delete all images. The display
will show “DONE” and will exit to count down
mode automatically.
o
Format:
a. Press [SET] button to enter delete setting.
Display will show “ESC”
b. Press [UP] or [DN] to select Ft (format)
c. Press [SET] to confirm. The display will
show “DONE” and exit to count down mode
automatically.
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ESC: To exit delete setting.
2. Simply remove the batteries from the battery
compartment. This will delete the image stored in the
internal SDRAM memory
CAUTION:
Do not remove the battery until you have down
loaded all the images in the internal SDRAM. Once
the battery is removed, all images in the internal
SDRAM will be deleted. (This does not apply to
images stored in SD card)
RED LED indicator will blink when battery is low.
Turn off the camera.
Down load the pictures
immediately.
DO NOT attempt to replace the
batteries before you save the images in your PC.
Once the battery is drained completely, or if you
attempt to replace the battery, all images in the
internal SDRAM memory will be lost.
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SD card Compatibility Chart
The following cards have been tested and approved for
use in the Wildview series model.
PQI
San Disk
Panasonic
Toshiba
King Mate
Lexar
Kingston
Kodak
Dan-Elec
Viking
PNY
32MB, 64MB, 128MB, 256MB, 512MB
32MB, 64MB, 128MB, 2GB
32MB, 64MB, 128MB,
32MB, 64MB, 128MB, 256MB, 512MB
32MB, 64MB, 128MB, 256MB, 512MB
256MB, 512MB
128MB, 256MB, 512MB
128MB, 256MB, 512MB
128MB, 256MB, 512MB
128MB
128MB, 256MB, 512MB, 2GB
Proper camera operation cannot be guarantee when
using memory card NOT listed above.
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Technical Specifications
System Requirements and Compatibility
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Windows 98/98se/2000/Me/XP.
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Pentium III 450MHz or equivalent processor.
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128MB SDRAM or above.
•
VGA Video Card with 32MB RAM for minimum, Color
16 bit or higher.
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An available CDROM driver and an available USB
Port.
•
600 MB free hard disc space.
™ If you have any questions regarding your PC
specifications please call your PC manufacturer.
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Camera Features and Specification
Model
STC-TGL2M
STC-TGL4M
STC-TGL5M
Mega
Pixel
2.0M
4.0M
5.0M
Built in
Memory
16MB
32MB
32MB
Resolution Option
High Low
Video
2.0M 0.3M QVGA
4.0M 1.3M QVGA
5.0M 3.0M QVGA
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Auto white balance and auto expose.
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Auto/On/Off Flash light strobe control
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Flash Range – 30ft
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4 digits LCD Image counter
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Battery low indicator
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Green Test LED indicator
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Focusing: 5 ft to Infinity
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High precision multi-layer glass lens with coating
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Effective viewing Angle: 52 deg
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PIR detection angle 48 deg
•
Low power consumption:
o
Standby current: < 4.5mA
o
Capture current: <120mA – STC-TGL2M
o
Capture current: <150mA – STC-TGL4M & 5M
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Interface type: USB 1.0
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Power: C size alkaline Batteries x 4.
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Image format: Standard JPEG. & Motion JPEG (AVI)
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General Information
Storing conditions
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Operating Environment: 14 to 104 deg F (-10 to 40
deg C). 20-85% relative humidity, non-condensation.
Special care instructions!!
•
The camera is designed to be weather resistant.
Never attempt to immerse the unit in water or any
other liquid. This will damage the unit and void the
warranty.
•
Use a soft lens cloth for cleaning lens. Avoid touching
lens with fingers.
•
Remove dirt or stains with a soft cloth dampened with
water or neutral detergent. Keep the Wildview
scouting camera in a dry and cool dust-free
environment or container when it is NOT used.
•
Take the batteries out, when the Wildview scouting
camera is NOT to be used over a long period.
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•
Avoid dropping the Wildview scouting camera on to
hard ground. Do not disassemble the Wildview
scouting camera.
•
Do not mix new and old batteries.
•
Do not open the camera for unauthorized service.
This could cause serious damage to the unit and will
void the warranty.
This camera is a precision electronic device. Do not
attempt to service this camera yourself, as opening or
removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage
points or other risks.
Caution: When camera is switched off, if there is any
residual power left in the camera, it will take an extra
picture to discharge the left over power in the camera.
Under low lighting condition, the flash will go off.
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Image Capacity Chart – STC-TGL2M
SD card
High
Low
AVI
Built In 16MB
SDRAM
8
12
2
16MB
26
40
8
32MB
52
80
16
64MB
104
160
32
128MB
208
320
64
256MB
416
640
128
512MB
832
1280
256
1GB*
1664
2560
512
2GB*
3328
5120
1024
* Subject to card compatibility under different brand
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Image Capacity Chart – STC-TGL4M
SD card
High
Low
AVI
Built In 32MB
SDRAM
7
16
5
16MB
11
26
8
32MB
22
52
16
64MB
44
104
32
128MB
88
208
64
256MB
176
416
128
512MB
352
832
256
1GB*
704
1664
512
2GB*
1408
3328
1024
* Subject to card compatibility under different brand
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Image Capacity Chart – STC-TGL5M
SD card
High
Low
AVI
Built In 32MB
SDRAM
6
8
5
16MB
9
13
8
32MB
18
26
16
64MB
36
52
32
128MB
72
104
64
256MB
144
208
128
512MB
288
416
256
1GB*
576
832
512
2GB*
1152
1664
1024
* Subject to card compatibility under different brand
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NOTE: Image Capacity Chart provides approximate number
of images or AVI movies based on resolution setting and the
size of memory card. These figures may vary depending on
the amount of detail in the image.
US Patents
6,735,387 / 6,768,868 / 6,834,162 / 7,149,422
Patents Pending
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