HunterEye
HE-30
User Manual
Index
1.
Introduction ....................................................................................................................... 2
2.
Digital Trail Scout Specifications........................................................................................ 3
3.
Parts Identification ............................................................................................................ 4
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4.
Packing Contents ............................................................................................................... 5
5.
Battery and SD Card Installation ....................................................................................... 5
6.
Setup Your Camera ............................................................................................................ 8
6.1
Set Camera Delay ....................................................................................................... 8
6.2
Set Camera State ........................................................................................................ 9
6.3
Set Date, Year and Time ............................................................................................. 9
6.4
Set Image Resolution................................................................................................ 10
6.5
Set Movie Length ..................................................................................................... 10
6.6
Turn on/Turn off the IR Flash ................................................................................... 10
6.7
Set Camera Duty Time .............................................................................................. 11
6.8
Setup User Information ............................................................................................ 11
6.9
Setup or Clear Password .......................................................................................... 12
6.10
Change the Menu Language .................................................................................... 12
7.
Using the Camera ............................................................................................................ 13
8.
Viewing and the Images and Movies............................................................................... 16
9.
Glossary ........................................................................................................................... 16
1. Introduction
Congratulations on your purchase of the HunterEye HE-30 digital trail camera. This trail
camera is designed to record the activity of wildlife game in the outdoors with its still image and
movie modes and weatherproof, rugged construction.
Main Features:
 True 3.0 MP High Quality Full Color Photos
 Date and Time imprint on Each Photos
 Built-in Microphone
 10~90 seconds Adjustable Video Recording with Voice
 Motion Activated with 2 PIRs to Increase the View Angle
 2*8 LCD Display with Backlight
 7*24 Scouting
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Night Vision Supported with Powerful IR (36 infrared LEDs) Flash
Easy Toggle Switch System
Flexible Image Delay Setting
Moon Phase Imprint
User Information Imprint (Name, Telephone or Location)
Password Protection
SD Card Slot
Low Battery Indicator
Weatherproof and Rugged ABS Case
Camouflage Case (Depends on Models)
Can be locked with padlock
Support both Solar Power and 6V External Battery
2. Digital Trail Scout Specifications
Model Member
HE-30
Image Sensor
1/2" Color CMOS sensor with 3.0 million effective pixel
Lens
Focusing
PIR Sensor
F/2.8, effective focal length 8mm. Sight range: 52 degrees
Multi-layer glass lens with coating
3 meter - Infinity
2 * PIR; Low noise, high sensitivity passive infrared sensor.
Range: 15 meters; Angle 48 degrees
Memory
SD Card up to 2GB
Working LED Indicator
Yes
Low Battery Indicator
Yes
36 Infrared LEDs
IR Flash
Auto/Off Infrared LED strobe control
Infrared Range – 10 meters
IR Filter
Display
Yes. It will automatically switch by the day time and night time. From 6:00 ~ 18:00 will be the
day time, 18:00 to the second day of 6:00 will be the night time.
2*8 dot matrix LCD display with back light
Standard JPEG: 2048x1536 (3.1MP); 1280*1024 (1.3MP); 640x480 (0.35MP)
File Format
Movie: AVI 320x 240 pixels per frame with voice (10~90 seconds adjustable, 15 seconds by
default).
DCF version 1.0 file management.
Date Time Imprint
Yes
Moon Phase Imprint
Yes
User Information Imprint
Yes. User can input the name, telephone and camera location (Max 16 characters)
Built-in Microphone
Yes
Exposure
Auto
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White Balance
Auto
4*D Cell Battery
Power Supply
Optional:
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External 6V Lead Acid Battery (sold separately)
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External solar charging panel with D Cell re-chargeable battery (sold separately)
Approximately 30 days (w/standard alkaline batteries). Or ≥6 mo. using solar panel with NiMh
Battery Life
rechargeable batteries.
(actual battery life will vary with temperature, camera activity and IR Flash usage)
Password Protection
6 digits Password
Interface Type
USB 1.0
3. Parts Identification
Front housing image with major parts indication
Bottom view with major parts indication
Open view with major parts indication
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4. Packing Contents
Model HunterEye HE-30 Digital Scouting Camera
• User Manual
• USB cable
• Mounting Kit
5. Battery and SD Card Installation
Warning: Do not use different Voltage lead acid battery and solar
charging panel other than the one specified in this section. Doing so
will damage the camera and will void the warranty.
Notice: Our system optimizes the power system for rechargeable
and alkaline battery. Make sure to put the battery selection switch to
the right position according to the type of the battery you use.
Model HunterEye HE-30 Digital Scouting Camera is designed to operate using
1. 4*D Cell Battery
2. External 6V Lead Acid Battery
3. External solar charging panel with D Cell re-chargeable battery
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NOTE: Always have camera in OFF position when installing or removing batteries.
D cell Battery
The internal battery compartment accepts both rechargeable or alkaline 4 D cell batteries. Be
sure to use high quality brand name alkaline batteries. Install batteries in correct polarity (+/-) as
noted inside battery compartment.
▲ When the camera has detected low batteries, the camera unit will power off automatically
and the working indicator will blink. Please replace with new batteries.
▲ Important note. In order to maximize the battery life, our system optimize the power system
for rechargeable and alkaline battery. We have a switch for this option, which is built at the
bottom of the battery container.
Push the switch to the top position for alkaline batteries and pull down the switch to the bottom
for the rechargeable battery
6V Lead Acid External Battery
The HunterEye HE-30 Digital 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 6V. Lead Acid battery kits are available wherever the cameras are sold.
Only HunterEye external battery accessories are recommended.
• Make sure the camera power switch is OFF.
• Insert the battery pack plug into the DC 6V jack of the bottom of camera housing
• Turn the camera power on.
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▲ Please make sure the voltage and polarity (+/-) are correct before connection. Incorrect
voltage or polarity (+/-) will damage the camera. For our unit, it is “+” polarity inside and
“-“polarity outside.
Solar Charging Panel
The HunterEye HE-30 Digital Scouting Camera can also work with an external jack designed to
accept a barrel plug cable to attach to a solar charging panel. (Sold separately). Solar Charging
will only work with 4*D Cell rechargeable NiMh “D” batteries. Normal Alkaline batteries do not
work with it.
Solar Charging Panel and D Cell MiMh Rechargeable Battery
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Make the solar panel to be positioned facing UPWARD, to collect solar energy to power
rechargeable NiMh “D” batteries (sold separately) installed in the camera.
Insert the solar charging plug into the solar charging jack of the bottom of camera housing
▲ Please make sure the voltage and polarity (+/-) are correct before connection. Incorrect
voltage or polarity (+/-) will damage the camera. Make sure using the solar panel supplied
from the authorized dealer.
Memory
Your HunterEye HE-30 Digital Scouting Camera works with an expendable media card slot
capable accepting up to 2GB SD card (sold separately).
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 by the sticker located at the side of the housing.
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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), if you are using the SD card from
other cameras, please make sure to format the SD card prior use in the camera. New cards
are good to use straight from the package.
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6. Setup Your Camera
Menu Serial
Number
Menu Item
Description
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Set Date
MM/DD
2
Set Year
YYYY
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Set Time
HH:MM (24H military time format).
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Img Size
3.1MP, 1.3MP, 0.35MP
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Delay (Only displays when "
Delay" switch at "customize"
1min~60mins
M Length
Adjust the movie length (10~90 seconds). 15
seconds by default. This setting will be memorized
even losing the power.
IR Flash
Auto; Off
DutyTime
All Time; day (6:00~18:00); night (18:00~6:00);
Customize
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UserInfo
Max 16 characters
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Password
6 digits
Language
English, German,
Portuguese.
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France,
Spain,
Italian,
6.1 Set Camera Delay
Camera Delay is to set the amount of preset time in minutes the camera will sleep between PIR
triggering. User can have two kinds of settings listed below.
Frequently Used Setting
Select the Camera Delay by sliding the “Delay” toggle switch to the desired preset time interval in
minutes. User can select 1mins, 5mins, 15 mins or even select “customize”.
Customize Camera Delay Setting
If select “customize”, user can set the Camera Delay in the menu.
a) Sliding the “Delay” toggle switch to “customize”
b) Sliding the “Power” toggle switch to “On” and then to “Set”
c) Rotate the menu items by “UP” or “DOWN” button, until it shows “Delay”
d) Press “OK” to enter the setting. It shows “30 mins” by default.
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e) Press “UP” and “DOWN” to change the value, and press “OK” to confirm the value. User can
choose between 1 min ~ 60mins.
f) Press “OK” to confirm the setting.
6.2 Set Camera State
To set the number of pictures or movie the camera will take per PIR triggering. Select the Camera
State by sliding the “State” toggle switch
 1P: Single image capturing per PIR triggering
 3P: Three images continuous capturing per PIR triggering
 Mov: 10~90 seconds video clip per PIR triggering (default is 15 seconds ex-factory)
6.3 Set Date, Year and Time
Setting the Date, Year and Time to make them stamp in the picture.
1) Set Date
a) Sliding the “Power” toggle switch to “On” then to “Set”.
b) Rotate the menu items by “UP” or “DOWN” button, until it shows “Set Date”
c) Press “OK” to enter the setting. It shows in “MM/DD”.
d) Press “UP” and “DOWN” to change the value of the “MM-month”, and press “OK” to
confirm the value and proceed to the next setting “DD-date”.
e) Press “UP” and “DOWN” to change the value of the date, and press “OK” to confirm the
value and proceed to the next setting “Set Year”. The year value is from 2008 to 2030.
f) Press “UP” and “DOWN” to change the value of year, and press “OK” to confirm the
value.
2) Set Time
a) Sliding the “Power” toggle switch to “On” then to “Set”
b) Rotate the menu items by “UP” or “DOWN” button, until it shows “Set Time”
c) Press “OK” to enter the setting. It shows in “HH/MM” (24H military time format).
d) Press “UP” and “DOWN” to change the value of “HH-hour”, and press “OK” to confirm
the value and proceed to the next setting.
e) Press “UP” and “DOWN” to change the value of “MM-minute”, and press “OK” to
confirm the value.
▲ 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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6.4 Set Image Resolution
The resolution the user can selected listed below
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Model
HE-30
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b)
c)
d)
High
2048x1536 (3.1M)
Med
1280*1024 (1.3M)
Low
640x480 (0.35M)
Sliding the “Power” toggle switch to “On” then to “Set”
Rotate the menu items by “UP” or “DOWN” button, until it shows “Img Size”
Press “OK” to enter the setting. It shows “3.1 MP” by default.
Press “UP” and “DOWN” to change the value, and press “OK” to confirm the setting.
6.5 Set Movie Length
HunterEye HE-30 can set the movie length between 10 ~ 90 seconds. System default is 15
seconds. This setting will be memorized even losing the power.
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b)
c)
d)
Sliding the “Power” toggle switch to “On” then to “Set”
Rotate the menu items by “UP” or “DOWN” button, until it shows “M Length”
Press “OK” to enter the setting.
Press “UP” and “DOWN” to choose the right time length, and press “OK” to confirm the
setting.
6.6 Turn on/Turn off the IR Flash
The IR Flash will be automatically activated if the camera system thinks the environment light is
not enough. Picture in IR Flash is in black and white.
User can also choose to turn off the IR Flash. If this option is selected, the camera will not take
pictures in low light environment to save the power. On the other hand, all pictures taken in the
this mode are color pictures.
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b)
c)
d)
Sliding the “Power” toggle switch to “On” then to “Set”
Rotate the menu items by “UP” or “DOWN” button, until it shows “IR Flash”
Press “OK” to enter the setting.
Press “UP” and “DOWN” to choose between “Auto” and “Off”, and press “OK” to confirm the
setting. Every time you turn off and turn on the unit, the setting will be automatically
restored to “Auto”.
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6.7 Set Camera Duty Time
User can make the camera working in a specific time period of the day. We call this as duty time
model. By system default, the camera works 24 hours a day.
The Camera have four options:
a) All time. The camera works 24 hours a day.
b) Day. The camera works from 6:00 ~ 18:00.
c) Night. The camera work from 18:00 to next day 6:00.
d) Customize. User can set the camera working at any time period.
Setting the Duty Time
a) Sliding the “Power” toggle switch to “On” then to “Set”
b) Rotate the menu items by “UP” or “DOWN” button, until it shows “DutyTime”
c) Press “OK” to enter the setting.
d) Press “UP” and “DOWN” to choose the “Alltime”, “Day”, “Night” and “Customiz”, press “OK”
to confirm the setting.
e) When come to the 4th option - “Customiz”, the display will show for example “06--18”. The
first 2 digits represents the starting point and last 2 digits represents the ending point. Press
the "Up" or "Down" button to set time of 24 hour clock for the start hour desired. Press “OK”
to set the start time. Then, underscore will move to the second 2 digits. Press the "Up" or
"Down" button to set time of 24 hour clock for the end hour desired. Press “OK” to confirm
the setting.
Example:
07—18 would define DAY as from 7AM to 6PM (6PM=18:00 hours on 24 hr clock).
20—04 would define DAY as from 8PM to next day 4AM (8PM=20:00 hours on 24 hr clock).
6.8 Setup User Information
The camera allows user to setup the user information in the unit, these information will be stamp
on each photos. For example, user can input the name, telephone and camera location to mark
each photos.
a) Sliding the “Power” toggle switch to “On” then to “Set”
b) Rotate the menu items by “UP” or “DOWN” button, until it shows “UserInfo”
c) Press “OK” to enter the setting and will display the information that set last time and the
cursor will blink at the first letter.
d) Press “UP” and “DOWN” to choose the first letter and press “OK” to confirm this letter and
proceed to the next. The camera can display “A~Z”, “0-9”, “-“, space, “(“ and “)”. The
maximum length of the information is 16 characters.
e) Press “OK” to confirm the setting
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6.9 Setup or Clear Password
a)
b)
c)
d)
Sliding the “Power” toggle switch to “On” then to “Set”
Rotate the menu items by “UP” or “DOWN” button, until it shows “Password”
Press “OK” to enter into this setting.
If you are going to set a password for this camera, then rotate the menu items by “UP” or
“DOWN” button to select “Yes” and Press “OK” to enter the setting, otherwise to select “No”
to clear the password.
e) Press “OK” to select “Yes”.
f) Press the Up or Down key to select the first password digit of 0-9.
g) Press “OK” to confirm, the cursor will move to the next digit to the right. Repeat the process
using “UP” or “DOWN” and “OK” button to enter your sit digit password.
h) Press “OK” to confirm the setting
6.10 Change the Menu Language
Model HunterEye HE-30 Digital Scouting Camera support 6 languages. They are English,
German, France, Spain, Italian, Portuguese.
a)
b)
c)
d)
Sliding the “Power” toggle switch to “Set”
Rotate the menu items by “UP” or “DOWN” button, until it shows “Language”
Press “OK” to enter the setting.
Press “UP” and “DOWN” to choose the right language, and press “OK” to confirm the setting.
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7. Using the Camera
Mounting the Camera
It is recommended that you mount the camera 1.2~1.5 meters 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.
a) Insert the strap through the strap slots on the rear housing.
b) Wrap the strap around the mounting surface. Secure the strap and tighten the buckle in
order to secure the camera.
▲ 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 HunterEye HE-30 Scouting Camera’s features is the ability to test the coverage area.
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After mounting the camera, open front housing and slide the “Power” switch to “Set”
position and close the front housing.
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A red 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.
▲ Make sure to switch the “Power” to “On” after setting is over. Otherwise the camera will not
take any pictures or movies.
Secure Your Camera
HunterEye HE-30 Scouting Camera has a lock hole to have a lock on it.
Read the Current Information and Setting of the Camera
Whenever the camera setting is finished, the system will enter the standby status for 30 seconds
and then taking pictures or movies after that.
In a general working status, the display will indicate the remaining size of the SD card, image size,
movie length, the photo and movie number taken already in the camera if the user press any
button of the camera, then press “UP” or “DOWN” button to rotate the current information and
setting of the camera.
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“SD: 1234M” means there is 1234 MB capacity remain on the SD card
“0168/088” means there are 168 pictures and 88 movies taken in the SD card
If the SD card is full, it will show “FULL” on the display.
“06/ 05/ 08 13:45” means June 5th 2008.
“Img Size: 3.1MP” means current photo resolution setting is 3.1M.
“M Length: 15s” means current movie length is 15 seconds per trigger.
▲ Whenever the camera was trigged with a capture, the system will record a event in
“Event.txt” a text file which is stored in the memory.
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8. Viewing and the Images and Movies
Connect the Camera to PC directly
1. Sliding the “Power” toggle switch to “on” position
2. Connect your camera to the PC by the USB cable, the PC will recognize the new device and
enter into “mass storage” model. It will display a new disk symbol in your “file explorer”.
Read Images by Card Reader
1. Depress the SD card and pull out the card gently.
2. Put the SD card into the card reader available in the market.
3. Read images and movies from the card reader.
9. Glossary
PIR: Passive Infrared Sensor. Senses motion like typical security motion detector. Requires
infrared energy (heat) in addition to motion to trip sensor to assure detection of live animals.
Event: Any time the camera captures a picture it counts it as an event. Events are recorded to the
SD card in a text file.
Camera Delay: Time elapsed between photos while events are sensed and recorded. This is
user-set based on wildlife activity in area.
Resolution: The resolution selection that you have selected. MP = Mega Pixels = 1 million pixels
High (2048 x 1536): 3.1M pixels image. (High image quality, big file size)
Med (1280 x 1024): 1.3M pixels image. (Medium image quality, medium file size)
Low (640 x 480): 0.35M pixels image (small file size)
Video resolution (320 x 240): This is the resolution during video capturing.
Movie Length: User can set the movie time length between 10 ~ 90 seconds. System default is 15
seconds.
Duty Time: User can make the camera working in a specific time period of the day. By system
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default, the camera works 24 hours a day.
User Information: The camera allows user to setup the user information in the unit, these
information will be stamped on each photos. For example, user can input the name, telephone
and camera location to mark each photos.
Password: It controls the permission of using this camera. Password length is 6 digit.
Moon Phase: The activity of animals are somehow in related with the moon phase. Our unit
features to imprint a moon phase stamp on each photos to provide more information to the
hunters.
IR Flash: Also called IR LED Array. Infrared LED Night Vision feature. Emits a burst of infrared light
which is invisible to the human eye. Especially useful for night photos when a visible flash is
undesirable. It can be turned off to saving the power in the menu.
SD Card: Memory card used to store images and events. The camera is compatible with up to
2GB capacity SD cards.
Battery Life: Time that camera will function in the field. Dependent on temperature, number of
images and number of flashes during that time.
Burst: To set the number of pictures the camera will take per PIR triggering
1P: Single image capturing per PIR triggering
3P: Three images continuous capturing per PIR triggering
FULL: When memory capacity is full, this front LCD screen will show “FULL”
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