Quick Start Guide
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Insert Battery - Open battery door
and install battery.
Install Micro SD Card - Open & fold
down rubber cover and insert Micro
SD card. Close the rubber cover.
Mount Your Camera - Mount the camera
where needed on your helmet, handle
bar, vehicle etc. with the mounts
supplied or purchased.
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Record - Slide the record switch forward. Recording starts in 8 seconds.
Turn Off - Once you have finished
recording, slide the switch to the
off position.
Download & View Video - To download
video simply remove your Micro SD
Card & plug it into your computer.
You can also plug your camera into the
computer and slide the REC switch to
the ON position.
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INDEX
Quick Start Guide...................................................................................................................................................................................1
Welcome to the XTC Action Camera Experience..................................................................................................................................3
What’s in the Box...................................................................................................................................................................................3
Features and Controls............................................................................................................................................................................3
Getting to Know the Camera..................................................................................................................................................................4
Battery..............................................................................................................................................................................................4
Micro SD Card..................................................................................................................................................................................4
Recording.........................................................................................................................................................................................4
Image Stabilization...........................................................................................................................................................................4
Camera Mounting and Aiming................................................................................................................................................................5
Reformatting the Micro SD card.............................................................................................................................................................5
Compatible Systems..............................................................................................................................................................................6
Downloading Videos..............................................................................................................................................................................6
Minimum System Requirements............................................................................................................................................................6
Tips and Tricks.......................................................................................................................................................................................7
FCC Information.....................................................................................................................................................................................8
Limited Warranty....................................................................................................................................................................................8
Accessories..........................................................................................................................................................................................24
Other Midland Products.......................................................................................................................................................................25
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Features and Controls
1080 Features:
Thank you for purchasing the XTC285 Action Camera. We are proud
to offer you the ultimate tool in capturing and recording your adventures.
With easy to use one switch operation, 118° lens and 2 hour battery life,
you never miss a minute of the action. Once captured, simply connect
to your computer and upload the videos to share with friends. It is that
simple. Enjoy!
720 Features:
-- 60 frames per second
-- 118° lens
-- 16:9 aspect ratio
-- 1280 x 720 (L) resolution
-- Records as mp4
-- Image Stabilization
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-- 30 frames per second
-- 118° lens
-- 16:9 aspect ratio
-- 1920 x 1080 (H) resolution
-- Records as mp4
-- Image Stabilization
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Welcome to the XTC Action
Camera Experience
What’s in the Box
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118 Degree Lens
Microphone
XTC285VP3 Package Includes:
1.Midland XTC285 Camera
2.Submersible Case
3.USB Cable
4.Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
5.Helmet Adhesive Mount
(includes two 3M adhesive pads)
Track for Mounting
Accessories
RECORD Switch
Forward On/ Record
Record LED
Flashes RED when
Camera is Recording
Battery LED
H/L Mode
Switch
Micro SD card
Reformat Button
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RECORD Switch
Backward Stop
Recording/OFF
Micro SD Card LED
Mini USB
Connector
Micro SD Card Slot
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Getting to Know the Camera
Getting to Know the Camera
Battery
1.To insert the battery, push down the battery door latch on the right side
of the camera. Door will release. Push forward to remove.
2.Install Lithium-Ion battery.
3.Return battery door and click into place.
Battery Status
Indicator
Recording
1.Move the RECORD switch forward. This turns the camera on.
2.The battery indicator will light from red to green. The Micro SD card
indicator will light green. The record indictor will begin flashing red after
8 seconds. This indicates the camera is capturing video.
3.To stop recording, move the RECORD switch back to the off position.
Note: The camera will continue recording for 3 seconds after toggling
the switch to the off position.
Micro SD Card
LED Status
Meaning
Green
1 GB or more available.
Orange
512 MB to 1 GB available.
Red
Below 512 MB available or
no Micro SD card installed.
Meaning
Solid Green
Indicates full battery life
Blinking Green
Battery is charging
Solid Red
Indicates half battery life
Blinking Red*
Indicates low battery life
No Light
Battery is dead
Flashing Red
Cannot read the card.
Flashing Green
Indicates card has been
reformatted.
*Note: Requires Class 4 or higher Micro SD card
*Note: When the red battery LED begins blinking, be prepared
to charge the battery because the camera will stop recording
at this point.
Memory Size
720 Record Time
1080 Record Time
512 MB
6.5 Minutes
5.5 Minutes
1 GB
13 Minutes
11 Minutes
2 GB
26 Minutes
22 Minutes
4 GB
Micro SD Card
1.Open and fold down the back rubber cover.
2.Insert Micro SD card into slot observing proper direction (shown below).
3.Return rubber flap into place.
52 Minutes
44 Minutes
8 GB
104 Minutes
88 Minutes
16 GB
208 Minutes
176 Minutes
32 GB
416 Minutes
352 Minutes
*Note: The camera automatically splits the video into 2 GB
segments.
Image Stabilization
The XTC285 uses Digital Image Stabilization (DIS) to visually stabilize
the video from a shaking or vibrating camera.
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Camera Mounting and Aiming
Over tightening may cause damage
to the mount and/or camera
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Thread Mount
Dual Track
Mounting System
Screw Mount
Mount Release
Switch
Interchangeable
Mount
Aiming the Camera when mounted with the thread mount:
When mounting the camera on the handlebars of a bike or with the
vented helmet strap mount, follow these steps:
1.Consider what you would like to shoot and mount accordingly.
2.Once attached, make sure that the camera is aimed straight and not
toward the ground or at the sky.
Reformatting the Micro SD card
Aiming the Camera when mounted with the dual track mount:
When mounting the camera on a helmet, you must do the following:
1.Consider what you would like to shoot and mount the camera
accordingly- left side, right side or top.
2.Find a flat surface and ensure the area is clean of dirt and debris.
Remove the cover of the adhesive pad and adhere to the helmet.
3.Once attached, adjust the camera to be sure you are not filming the
sky or the ground.
Ensure battery is fully charged before formatting
The Micro SD card can be reformatted while in the camera. This allows
you to delete all the videos at one time. Follow these steps:
1.Move the RECORD switch to the Forward On / Record position.
2.When the battery indicator turns green, press and hold the Micro SD
card reformat button.
3.Keep holding the Micro SD card reformat button down until the record
indicator turns off and the Micro SD card indicator begins blinking
green.
4.Move the RECORD switch to the off position.
Note: The camera cannot reformat the Micro SD card if the low
battery light is on.
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Mount using the Thread Mount
On the bottom of the XTC285 is a standard thread mount that allows
the camera to be mounted to a tripod or other fixture with a 1/4-20 (1/4”
diameter, 20 threads per inch) 5/16 deep thread. For example, the vented
helmet strap mount is a screw type mount. To affix the camera, insert
the screw on the mount into the camera thread and rotate the camera
clockwise to tighten down onto the screw.
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Camera Mounting and Aiming
Mount on Dual Track System
The XTC285 was designed with an innovative identical dual track
mount system on both sides of the camera. This allows you to mount
it on either side of a helmet with ease. In addition, the interchangeable
mount piece can be moved from the helmet mount to the goggle mount.
This eliminates the hassle of having to remount the camera every time.
To mount the camera on the interchangeable mount piece, slide the
camera onto the dual track system with the two notches on the mount
facing toward the back of the camera.
To detach the camera from the interchangeable mount, hold the
camera with the lens facing away from you. Press down the mount
release switch and pull the mount toward you.
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Compatible Systems
Downloading Videos
The XTC285 can be used on both a PC or MAC. Below are the compatible
operating systems:
Windows XP SP2, Vista, 7, 8
Macintosh OSX 10.4 and higher
For Windows we recommend Windows Media Player 10 or higher.
For Macintosh we recommend Quick Time 6.5 or higher.
Downloading Videos
There is no need to install any software with the XTC285. It is a
plug and play device. To download video, follow the below instructions
depending upon whether you have a PC or a MAC.
Downloading Videos on a MAC
1.Connect the camera to the USB port using the included cable.
2.Turn the camera on by moving the RECORD switch to the Forward On
/ Record position.
3.MAC should automatically recognize the camera external hard drive.
4.Click on the icon on the desktop.
5.Open DCIM Folder.
6.Open 100MEDIA folder.
7.Your videos will be in this folder.
8.Drag video files to your hard drive or double click to view.
Downloading Videos on a PC with a WINDOWS Operating System
1.Connect the camera to the USB port using the included cable.
2.Turn the camera on by moving the RECORD switch to the Forward On
/ Record position.
3.The device should automatically install.
4.Operating system
a. Windows XP
i. Open “My Computer”. The camera will be listed under devices
with removable storage.
b. Windows Vista
i. Open “Computer”. The camera will be listed under devices with
removable storage.
c. Windows 7
i. Open “Computer”. The camera will be listed under devices with
removable storage.
d. Windows 8
i. From the desktop, open the File Explorer. The camera will be
listed under devices with removable stoarge
5.Click on the device.
6.Open DCIM Folder.
7.Open 100MEDIA folder.
8.Your videos will be in this folder.
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Minimum System Requirements
720 video
1080 video
Processor
3.0 GHz or faster
3.2 GHz or faster
Ram
1 GB or greater
2 GB or greater
Video Card
128 MB or greater
128 MB or greater
Video playback requires H.264 codec. To obtain more information
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Tips and Tricks
Tips and Tricks
Problem
Solution
Slow data transfer
Make sure the switch is pushed all the
way forward. If the record LED does
not come on, turn off the device and
reinstall the battery.
Remove other unused USB devices.
Ensure record switch is in the Forward
On / Record position while connected
to computer.
Computer does not
recognize camera
Ensure the Micro SD card is inserted
properly.
Micro SD card not reading
Plug camera into the computer to
verify it has available storage.
Attempt formatting process.
Ensure the Micro SD card is inserted
properly.
Micro SD card may be corrupted.
Attempt formatting process.
File won’t transfer off
memory card
In the run command type:
chkdsk volume:/f
then press enter
Sound
Video Playback
Verify the camera is plugged into a
USB 2.0 device.
Excessive Wind Noise
Place piece of tape over microphone
hole.
Try using the submersible case
Remove other unused USB devices.
Slow or choppy video
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Verify available memory.
Micro SD card
Verify the camera is plugged into a USB
2.0 device. If registering as 1.1, unplug
and the re-plug the device.
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Make sure battery is fully charged.
Recording
Camera not recording
Solution
Video Downloading
Batteries
Camera not turning on
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Problem
Transfer video to computer before
viewing.
Verify computer meets minimum
requirements.
Verify proper codec is installed.
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FCC Information
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject
to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Warning: Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by
MIDLAND RADIO CORPORATION could void the user’s authority to
operate the equipment. Note: This equipment has been tested and found
to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part
15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and
if not installed and used in accordance with instructions, it may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. There is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment
does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which
can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase separation between equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help
Service
If you have a problem which you believe requires service, please first check the FAQ
section of the website, check your Owner’s Manual, or call and speak with a
service technician. Many problems can be remedied without returning the unit
for service. If necessary, return as follows:
Pack the unit in its original box and packing. Then pack the original box in a suitable
shipping carton. Caution: Improper packing may result in damage during
shipment.
Include the following:
a. Full description of any problems
b. Daytime telephone number, name & address
For warranty service include a photocopy of the bill of sale from an authorized dealer
or other proof of purchase showing the date of sale.
You do not need to return accessory items (AC/DC Adapter, Batteries, and Owners
Guide) unless they might be directly related to the problem.
Repairs not covered by warranty or units that are over ONE year old are subject to a
repair fee. Please call for a quote on repair service cost at 816-241-8500. Send only
cashier’s check, money order, Master Card or Visa card number.
Midland Radio Corporation
5900 Parretta Drive
Kansas City, Missouri 64120
Phone: (816) 241-8500
Fax: (816) 241-5713
E-mail: mail@midlandradio.com
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LIMITED WARRANTY
(United States and Canada)
Subject to the exclusions set forth below, Midland Radio Corporation will repair or
replace, at its option without charge, any Midland XTC Action Camera which fails
due to a defect in material or workmanship within Three Years following the initial
consumer purchase.
This warranty does not apply to water damage, battery leak, abuse or misuse of
unauthorized accessories, unauthorized service or modification or altered products.
Accessories have a 90 day warranty from date of purchase, including any chargers,
mounts, and cables.
This warranty does not include the cost of labor for removal or re-installation of the
product in a vehicle or other mounting.
ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION THE IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE, SHALL BE LIMITED AS SET FORTH HEREIN AND TO THE
DURATION OF THE LIMITED WARRANTY, OTHERWISE THE REPAIR OR
REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED UNDER THIS EXPRESS LIMITED WARRANTY
IS THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY OF THE CONSUMER AND IS PROVIDED IN LIEU
OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. IN NO EVENT SHALL
MIDLAND BE LIABLE, WHETHER IN CONTRACT OR TORT (INCLUDING BUT
NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE, GROSS NEGLIGENCE, BODILY INJURY,
PROPERTY DAMAGE AND DEATH) FOR DAMAGES IN EXCESS OF THE
PURCHASE PRICE OF THE PRODUCT OR ACCESSORY, OR FOR ANY
INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY
KIND, OR LOSS OF REVENUE OR PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF
INFORMATION OR DATA OR OTHER FINANCIAL LOSS ARISING OUT OF OR IN
CONNECTION WITH THE ABILITY OR INABILITY TO USE THE PRODUCTS OR
ACCESSORIES TO THE FULL EXTENT THESE DAMAGES MAY BE DISCLAIMED
BY LAW.
For Product Purchased in the USA:
Performance of any obligation under this warranty may be obtained by returning the
warranted product, prepaid freight, along with proof of purchase to:
Midland Radio Corporation
Warranty Service Department
5900 Parretta Drive
Kansas City, MO 64120
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights,
which vary from state to state.
Note: The above warranty applies only to merchandise purchased in the United
States of America or any of the territories or possessions thereof, or from a U.S.
Military exchange.
For Product Purchased in Canada:
Performance of any obligation under this warranty may be obtained by returning
the warranted product, along with proof of purchase, to your place of purchase in
Canada.
This warranty gives you specified legal rights. Additional warranty rights may be
provided by law in some within Canada.
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Accessories
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Accessory Value Packs
Accessories can be purchased at midlandusa.com or by filling in the form
on the following page and mailing it to our address.
Windshield Suction
Cup Mount
• Durable suction cup can
be attached to most
surfaces
• $29.99
XTAVP1
Tree Mount
• Mount can be screwed into
a tree at many different
angles.
• $19.99
XTAVP3
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XTA102
XTA106
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XTA101
XTA107
Handlebar Mount
• Durable strap mount fits
all sizes of handlebars.
• $19.99
XTA103
Visor Mount
• Clips onto the bill of a hat.
• $19.99
XTA108
Standard Mount
• Heavy duty adhesive
mount for helmets.
• $19.99
Bow Mount
• Screws into the stabilizer
on a bow.
• $19.99
Includes:
• Window Suction Cup
Mount
• Handlebar Mount
• DC Adapter
• Threaded to Slide Adapter
• $59.99
XTAVP2
XTA303
XTA104
Vented Helmet Strap
Mount
• Velcro strap mounts on
vented helmets.
• $14.99
XTA105
Goggle Mount
• Mounts on the strap of
goggles.
• $19.99
Includes:
• Visor Mount
• Bow Mount
• Tree Mount
• Threaded to Slide Adapter
• $49.99
XTAVP4
Submersible Case
• Watertight case allows for
underwater use of the
camera.
• Has double track mount
system so camera
can still be used with
accessories.
• $29.99
BATT9L
XTC285 Battery
• 900mA Lithium-Ion
Battery Pack.
• $29.99
Includes:
• Goggle Mount
• Helmet Mount
• Strap Mount
• Threaded to Slide Adapter
• $49.99
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Includes:
• USB cable
• DC Adapter (Car Charger)
• AC Adapter (Wall Charger)
• $49.99
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Accessories Order Form
Please send Money Order or fill in the Visa/Master Card information and mail to the address below.
Please DO NOT send cash or checks. Make Money Order to Midland Radio Corporation.
Name:______________________________________________________________________________________________
Address:____________________________________________________________________________________________
City:_______________________________________________________________ State:_________ Zip Code:___________
Telephone:__________________________________________________________ E-mail:___________________________
Credit Card#________________________________________________________ Type:_________ Exp:________________
QTY
ITEM
DESCRIPTION
PRICE
XTA101
Window Suction Cup Mount
$29.99
XTA102
Handlebar Mount
$19.99
XTA103
Standard Helmet Mount with 2 3M Pads
$19.99
XTA104
Vented Helmet Strap Mount
$14.99
XTA105
Goggle Mount
$19.99
XTA106
Tree Mount
$19.99
XTA107
Visor Mount
$19.99
XTA108
Bow Mount
$19.99
XTA303
Submersible Case for XTC285 series
$29.99
XTA113
Surfboard Mount
$59.99
XTA114
Head Strap Mount
$49.99
XTA115
Picatinny Rail Mount
$49.99
BATT9L
900 mA Lithium-Ion Battery
$29.99
Mail To:
Midland Radio Corporation
Consumer Dept.
5900 Parretta Drive
Kansas City, MO 64120
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Or Call 816.241.8500
TOTAL
Sub-total
______________________
Tax (MO, FL, WA Only)
______________________
S&H
$14.95
(Applies to Domestic US only. For Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto Rico S&H will
be $38.25 for 1 lb. and $64.25 for 2 lb. or more).
Total
$
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