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XMXM-DVR Pro Quick Start Guide
Introduction:
Congratulations on your purchase! The XM-DVR Pro is one of the most advanced
digital video systems on the market. To insure proper function please follow the
instructions carefully. The quick start guide will provide basic installation and operation
instructions of the XM-DVR Pro, for any advanced functions please see the Users and
USB Explorer manuals.
Before Getting Started:
Started:
The XM-DVR Pro Systems come with everything you need to get started less a
memory card. We recommend using exclusively the SanDisk Extreme IV memory card
due to the write speed requirement of the XM-DVR Pro. These cards may be purchased
at www.datatoys.com, www.17photo.com, and some professional photography and
electronics stores.
Confirm Contents:
ITEM
1: XM-DVR Pro Recorder
2: IR Remote
3: Wall Transformer
4: DC to DC Regulator
5: USB 2.0 Cable
6: Software CD
7: Users Manual
8: USB Explorer Manual
9: FAQ Sheet
10: Wiring Harness
11: AV-OUT Cable
12: Durable Storage Case
13: 580 Line Bullet Camera
14: 2 Meter Extension Cable
15: Microphone
16: Click Camera Mount
17: Universal Mount
18: SuperClamp Roll Bar Mount
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Software:
Included with the XM-DVR Pro is the software disk. Please install the DVR2PC
program as this will be used later. To do so; insert the CD into your PC’s CD drive, open
CD, click dvr2pc folder, click dvr2pc_file_transfer, click setup.exe, then follow the
instructions. Or download DVR2PC in the support section of www.datatoys.com.
Connecting your XMXM-DVR Pro:
Pro:
It is recommended you connect the XM-DVR Pro to view all connections and
lengths before selecting a mounting location in the vehicle. Included in the XM-DVR Pro
Plus and Plus 2 kits are extension cables, although typically used with cameras these
may be used to extend any 4-PIN connection.
The XM-DVR Pro requires a 10-32VDC power source capable of supplying 30
watts of continuous power to the DC to DC regulator. We recommend a kill switch,
master switch or primary circuit. Unless you are using a record stop/start switch the XMDVR Pro is configured to start recording 30 seconds after power up.
After you have selected a proper mounting location you many disconnect the
connections and begin installation.
*NOTE: Before connecting power, disconnect battery and make sure no circuits are live.
*NOTE: Included in the XM-DVR is an AC power supply; this is meant to power the DVR
for playback and bench top testing and will not power the cameras and microphone.
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Operating your XMXM-DVR Pro
Once the XM-DVR Pro Is properly mounted and connected in the vehicle you are
ready to align the cameras. Before supplying live power to the unit you want to insert
your compact flash card into (CF-1) card slot 1 with the label of the card pointed down.
Once the memory card is inserted you may power on the unit. After 30 seconds
the unit should begin recording, to verify, the amber “ACTIVE” light will be flashing
every .5 seconds. If a red light appears please see manual.
*NOTE: At no point while the unit is powered should a memory card be inserted or
removed, this may damage the card and corrupt your recordings.
Once the unit is powered on you may align the cameras by using a variety of
methods. The simplest would be to connect a monitor to the RCA AV-OUT leads; you
may then rotate the camera to the desired position while watching the camera feed on
the monitor. Another method is to make a short recording, review the camera position
during playback and rotate the camera accordingly, although the unit may be recording
both camera feeds it will only display one at a time to switch cameras views press the
“CHNL” button on the remote control.
Once the cameras are properly aligned you are ready to record!
If you are not using the record stop/start switch you may simply power on the
unit to start a recording, and power down the unit to end a recording. Keep in mind the
recording will start ~30 seconds after power up.
If using a record stop/start switch you can control the recording status by moving the
switch to the on or off position.
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Playback/ Transferring Files
You may review your recordings using one of two methods, playback from the
unit or view on the computer.
To playback from the XM-DVR Pro onto your TV please see the Users Manual
Page 18
Before reviewing the recordings on your PC be sure you have the DVR2PC
program installed on your computer. DVR2PC is a program that will allow you to
transfer files from the memory card to your computer. You can not drag and drop files
from the CF drive as they are in an encrypted format.
Once you have installed the proper software you may view the recordings on
your PC using one of two methods.
After the unit is powered down you may remove the CF card and insert it into
your PC’s CF slot or CF reader connected to your PC.
If you do not have a CF slot or reader you may use the XM-DVR Pro itself by
connecting the included USB cable and AC Power supply to the XM-DVR Pro.
Once the memory card or XM-DVR Pro is connected to your PC you may use the
DVR2PC program to transfer the files. If using DVR2PC please referance the DVR2PC
Manual.
After the files are transferred you may view them using several programs. We
recommend VLC Media Player availible online at .
For editing we recommend MPEG2CUT2 availible at
http://www.geocities.com/rocketjet4/
For burning DVD’s we recommend Roxio for Vista machines, and ULead or
Nero9 for XP Machines.
http://www.roxio.com/
http://www.nero.com/
http://www.ulead.com/
To delete files you may do so in the DVR2PC program, in the XM-DVR menu, or
by formatting the card. The card should be formatted to the FAT32 file system.
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