Cowon Auto Capsule AE1 User guide

Cowon Auto Capsule AE1 User guide
User Guide ver. 1.1
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+ This manual is based on the specifications of the product available at the
point of publishing it. Note that the sample sentences, charts, pictures given
as an example, detailed functions of a product, specifications of H/W and
S/W recorded in this manual are subject to change without notice.
Precautions
This device is for recording the driving image of vehicles. Recording may fail
depending on the given situation. The videos recorded with this product can
only be used as a reference for examining the driving image.
+ This manual is based on the product available at the point of publishing it.
It thus may contain errors or omissions in its technical editing.
+ Always back up any important video files.
+ COWON SYSTEMS, Inc, shall not be held accountable for any data loss,
poor recording or recording error.
COWON AE1
CONTENTS
5
Before You Start
Precautions for Product Handling
Package Components
Names of Parts and Functions
Installation
Connection of Uninterruptible Power Cable
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Getting Started
Live View
Main Menu
Recording Mode Switch
File Playback
Settings
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Basic Functions
LED Status Indicator
Button Operation
Protection From High Temperature
File Management
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Product Specification
Troubleshooting
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Precautions for Product Handling
This section regards precautions to prevent users from compromising safety or
experiencing property damage. Please read the followings carefully before use.
(Company has nothing whatsoever to do with any accident caused by a user who
failed to conform to warning and precautions.)
+ Changing the installation location of the product may result in a change in the camera angle.
Adjust the camera angle after installing the product and test the recorded images. Normal
recording cannot be guaranteed if the product is incorrectly installed.
+ Recording video is not available when this product is being booted. Drive safely after booting
is completed.
+ Recording may be distorted when entering or exiting tunnels during daytime.
+ Avoid excessive car window tinting. It deteriorates the recording quality. The white balance
of the video may vary depending on the degree of tinting.
+ In the event a product is damaged or disconnected from power due to a critical and
impactful accident, the product may not work and fail to record the accident.
+ Do not disassemble or alter the product at your discretion. It may cause electric shock,
product damage or loss of recorded data.
+ Always keep the front window clean and free from dust before recording to guarantee the
most optimal recording quality.
+ Foreign matters (e.g. fingerprints) on the lens of the product may adversely affect the
recorded videos. Always keep the lens clean and free from dusts.
+ Avoid inserting metals or flammables into the MicroSD card slot. It may cause a fire or
electric shock.
+ If liquid spills onto the product, disconnect the power immediately and contact the customer
center.
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Precautions for Product Handling
+ Refrain from operating the product while driving. It may cause a car accident.
+ Do not use voltage other than the rated voltage specified by the product. It may cause an
explosion, fire or mechanical failure.
+ Do not use the product in a place where there is flammable or explosive gas. Otherwise,
ignition or explosion may ensue.
+ Keep the product away from the reach of babies, children, or pets.
+ Avoid high temperatures such as inside the closed car under hot weather or a place
with direct sunlight. It may adversely affect the exterior or internal parts of the product,
causing a fire.
+ Do not apply too much pressure to the lens and the exterior of the black box, or a
mechanical failure may ensue.
+ Install the product in an area that doesn't disrupt a driver's visibility. Otherwise, it may
cause an accident.
+ If you use the product for a long time, it will heat up. So be cautions not to get burned by
touching it. Avoid touching the metal area when removing the MicroSD card after using
the product for long hours.
+ Do not cover the product with a cloth or other type of cover. It may contain the heat
inside the product, resulting in an exterior deformation or a fire.
+ Do not spray water or wax directly onto the product when cleaning the inside of a car. It
may cause mechanical failure or electric shock.
+ Always use the genuine products and parts from COWON SYSTEMS, Inc. COWON
SYSTEMS, Inc. shall not be held accountable whatsoever for failures or accidents caused
by using the product and parts from other sources.
+ Memory card is an expendable item which needs to be periodically examined and
changed. Use a COWON-authorized memory card.
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Precautions for Product Handling
+ Before removing the memory card from the product, press the button for more than three
seconds. Removing the memory card without doing this, it may cause recording errors or
product malfunction.
+ If storage space on the memory card is insufficient, previously-recorded files can
be deleted in a pre-set order. You can also transfer important recorded files can be
transferred for safe-keeping on a separate storage device.
+ The backup battery is an expendable item, and its life span can be affected by the
environment around it. Replace it with a new one when operation becomes unstable.
+ Do not wipe the product with chemical substances or detergent. Wipe the product gently
with a soft cloth.
+ If you don’t intend to use the product for a long while, unplug the power cable of the
product. Otherwise, it may cause electric discharge of a car battery or fire. The user shall
be held accountable for any product damage or car damage.
+ Do not use wet hands when plugging/unplugging the cigar jack cable. It may cause an
electric shock.
+ Plug in the power cord completely and firmly. Otherwise, it may cause a electrical short.
+ Do not use a damaged cigar jack cable. It may cause a fire or an electric shock.
+ In accordance with the Personal Information Protection Act and other relevant
regulations, users are held liable for data stored using the product’s video/audio recording
features. You are advised to take due precaution in storing recorded data.
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Package Components
Auto Capsule AE1
MicroSD card reader
Product holder
Manual & PC viewer
CD, Quick Guide
External GPS receiver
(Optional)
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Cigar jack
MicroSD card
Double-coated tape
Uninterruptible power
cable
(UP3, Optional)
Cable holder clips
(3EA)
The product holder may come with double-coated tape already attached.
Note that included items may vary according to the product specifications and may
look different from the images provided in the manual.
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Names of Parts and Functions
No.
Names
Functions
1
Camera lens
Records the front direction of a vehicle.
2
LED status indicator
Displays the operational status of the product.
3
Protective lid
Protects memory card inside the memory card slot.
4
Recording button
Press briefly - initiates recording and stores it as an event file.
Press and hold - allows safe removal of memory card.
5
Product holder
Secures COWON AE1 to your vehicle.
6
Screw
Secures COWON AE1 firmly onto the product holder.
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LCD
Shows video being recorded or menu with which users can
operate the black box.
8
Power terminal
Connects with cigar jack cable or with uninterruptible power cable.
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GPS terminal
Connects with external GPS.
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Power button
Press and hold while recording - ends recording and power is
turned off.
Long press again - power is turned on and recording starts.
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Installation
Open the protective lid as shown in the
figure.
Insert the memory card into the product.
Push and close the protective lid.
Place AE1 in the product holder.
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Installation
Remove the release paper from one side of
the double-coated tape.
Attach the side that removed release paper
onto the holder.
Select a location
and install
Remove the remaining release paper on the
double-coated tape.
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Select the position carefully as removing the product
to reposition it will cause it to be significantly loose.
Double-check the chosen position before fixing the
product.
The product holder may come with double-coated tape
attached.
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Installation
Purple
Connect cigar jack cable.
Adjust the direction of the
camera lens.
Red
A purple LED turns red and
recording starts.
Direction can be easily adjusted while looking through the LCD screen.
Adjust the camera lens to make about 10-20% of your vehicle’s hood to be appeard on the
recording screen.
Do not tighten the screw excessively. Internal locking structure helps hold the device at a
secure angle even with only moderate tightening.
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Connection of Uninterruptible Power Cable
When connected with uninterruptible power cable, recording
continues even when the vehicle is parked and the engine is turned
off.
Be sure to fully understand how to set up uninterruptible power before connecting
the device.
ach wire must be fixed to a specific dedicated location.
E
(Otherwise inverse voltage can be generated, seriously damaging the product.)
Black wire (GND)
Fix it to a bolt attached to the metal
of the vehicle's body.
Red wire (BATT+)
Connect it to the uninterruptible power
fuse of the vehicle's fuse box
(hazard flasher, dome light, taillight, etc.)
Uninterruptible power cable must be installed using wires from the fuse box
inside the car.
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Getting Started
Booting
When the car is started or the power button
on the right-hand side of the product is
pressed, the black box’s power turns on. As
soon as booting is completed, the product
automatically switches into driving mode
recording. The LCD screen will display live
video footage of the driving mode recording.
Touch the Home button to display Main Menu.
2
Live View screen
Video being recorded by the product’s
camera appears on the LCD screen.
3
Home (Main Menu)
Main Menu appears when the Home button
on the left-hand side is touched.
4
Screen Off
Touch the Screen Off button to turn the LCD
screen off. Touch the LCD screen to call up
Live View screen again.
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Screen Capture
Captures images from the video screen on
the product.
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Live View
Screen Indicator
Blinks in red during recording session.
2
Recording indicator
Displays recording mode.
REC: driving mode recording
EVT: an event occurred
Parking: parking mode recording
3
GPS connection indicator
Flashes in green when connected with GPS;
light goes off when disconnected.
4
Time indicator
Displays current recording time.
5
Voice recording indicator
Sound recording is deactivated.
Sound recording is activated.
6
Vehicle voltage indicator
Displays the vehicle battery’s current voltage.
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Main Menu
Main Menu appears when Home button on the Live View screen is
touched.
1
Live View
Video being recorded by the product’s
camera appears on the LCD screen.
2
Recording Change
Driving mode recording or parking mode
recording can be selected.
3
Play
Recorded video files can be watched.
Touch a file on the playlist and the selected
video file will be played back automatically.
4
Screen Off
Touch the Screen Off button to turn the
LCD screen off. Touch the LCD screen to
reactivate the Live View screen again.
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Settings
Touch Settings to go Settings screen of
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Recording Mode Switch
This screen appears when the Recording Mode Switch button on the
Menu screen is touched.
1
Driving Recording
Initiates driving mode recording.
Recorded files are stored as normal files or event files.
2
Parking Recording
When the value of the G-sensor or the voltage of the vehicle battery falls below a
certain level due to reduced vehicle motion, the product’s driving mode recording stops
and switches into standby mode. Recording restarts automatically for a certain period
of time only when external impact or motion is detected.
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File Playback
This screen appears when the Recording Mode Switch button on the
Menu screen is touched.
1
Previous/Next buttons
When there are many recorded files, touch these buttons to move to the previous
or next page. Displayed as current page/total pages.
2
Playlist
The list shows recorded files in consecutive order.
Each page of the list shows four video files. When the name of a file is touched,
that video file will be played immediately.
3
Recording button
Press the Recording button on the left-hand side of the screen to move to the Live
View screen.
4
Type selection button
Choose type of video you want to watch.
Video files are classified as all (A)/normal
(N)/event (E)/motion (M).
5
Video selection button
Select recorded video files to be played.
6
Image file selection button
Select captured screen files for playback.
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File Playback
When the name of a file on the play is touched, that video file will
be played immediately.
1
Video playback screen
Recorded video is played back on the LCD screen.
When playback of the current file is over, the next file is played back.
2
Recording button
Touch the Recording button to move to Live View screen.
3
Return button
Touch the Return button to go back to previous menu (playlist).
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File Playback
A control button appears when the screen is touched during video
playback.
1
Name of file
Displays the name of the video file currently being played.
2
Play previous file
Skips to the previous file.
3
Play/Pause
The video file currently being played can be paused or then playback can be
resumed. Pause (||) and Play (>) buttons appear alternately each time the button
is touched.
4
Play next file
Skips to the next file.
5
Elapsed playback time
Displays elapsed playback time for the
current file.
6
Total playback time
Displays the entire duration of playback for
the current file.
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Playback status bar
Move to the point in time where you want
to start watching by scrolling the playback
status bar with your finger.
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File Playback
Touch the name of the image file on the playlist and the image will
appear immediately.
1
Name of file
Shows the name of the image file on display.
2
View previous/next image
Flick the screen left or right to view the previous or next image.
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Settings
A Settings Screen appears when the settings button is touched on
Main Menu.
1
Screen Setting
You can set brightness, Live View OSD Auto Concealment, Screen Saver, and
Coordinate Setting.
2
Sound Setting
Sound Recording, Beep, and Volume can be set.
3
Auto Capsule setting
You can set Battery Discharge Setting, Battery Discharge Time Setting, Impact
Sensitivity, LCD off, Recording Quality, and Auto Parking Switch.
4
Time Setting
Date and time can be set.
5
Memory Card Setting
Memory card formatting, scheduled
formatting, and self-diagnosis can be set.
6
Product Information
Model name, firmware version and the
status of storage space are displayed.
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Screen settings
1
Brightness Setting
Four stages of brightness can be selected for the LCD screen.
2
Live View OSD Auto Concealment
Hides the recording status indicator displayed on the top of the Live View screen.
When auto-hide function is activated, Live View’s on-screen display (OSD) disappears
after ten seconds.
3
Screen Saver
When the screen saver is turned on, a clock appears one minute after the last touch.
Screen saver operates only when the LCD screen’s always on option is activated.
4
Coordinate Setting
Calibrates the LCD screen so that the screen will register your touch in the correct
area.
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Voice settings
1
Sound Recording
You can decide whether or not to include voice recording during video recording.
When voice recording is deactivated, only video is recorded.
2
Beep
Set whether or not to activate sound when the screen is touched.
3
Volume
The speaker volume (e.g. for voice messages) can be adjusted.
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Product settings
1
Battery Discharge Setting
When the vehicle’s battery voltage falls below the pre-set voltage value, the product’s power
shuts down.
2
Battery Discharge Time Setting
Time limit for parking mode recording can be set.
This function operates only during parking mode recording, and when the pre-set time is up,
the product’s power shuts down.
3
Impact Sensitivity
You can adjust the impact detection sensor’s sensitivity to external impacts. When this item is
set to BIKE, an event file is not created even if there is an impact.
4
LCD Off
You can set the time limit before the LCD screen goes off automatically when there has been
no touch operation. When screen saver is being activated in always on mode, the display will
switch to screen saver mode one minute later and a clock will be displayed.
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Recording Quality
Video quality can be set.
Video can be recorded in high, general, or low
quality.
6
Auto Parking Switch
The product’s sensitivity to vibration or
impact can be set to switch from parking
mode recording to driving mode recording
automatically when the vehicle moves. When
this function is deactivated, the product
operates in driving mode recording only without
switching to parking mode recording.
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Time Settings
1
Select calendar to go to date settings
2
Select clock to go to time settings
3
Touch the save button every time necessary changes are made so that
the changes are applied.
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Can set time zone of each region.
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Memory Card Settings
1
Formatting
Formatting function is provided to enhance the memory card’s stability.
2
Formatting Reservation
Memory card can be scheduled to re-format every two weeks for stability.
3
Self Examination
Notifies you when two weeks have passed since the last re-formatting to ensure
formatting when necessary.
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LED Status Indicator
Category
Recording
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Operating mode
Color
Blinking cycle
Driving mode recording
Red
Slow blinking
Standby during parking mode
driving
Red
Stays solid
Event
Red
Fast blinking
Motion
Red
Blinks
Booting; no memory card
Purple
Stays solid
Firmware upgrade
Purple
Stays solid
Formatting
Purple
Blinks
Safe removal of memory card
Blue
Blinks
File playback; settings mode
Blue
Stays solid
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Button Operation
Press and hold the button:
power ON/OFF
Press the button briefly: manual event
Press and hold the button: safe
removal of memory card
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Protection From High Temperature
LCD protection
In high temperature environments, the product records without turning on the LCD
screen to protect the LCD.
When this function is activated, the LED indicator will blinks in purple alongside the
voice message: “Operating with LCD screen off to protect against high temperature.”
If the temperature goes down, the LCD screen will turn back on automatically.
System protection
If the car’s interior temperature continues to rise, the product’s power will turn off
automatically and you will hear a voice message: “Stopping Recording to protect
Auto Captsule against high temperature.” When the temperature goes down, the
power will resume on automatically. Even with this system protection function
activated, the power can be turned back on by pressing and holding the power
button.
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File Management
Recorded files are stored in the Recordings folder and the Images folder
inside the AUTOCAPSULE folder of the memory card. The Recordings folder
includes the Normal folder for normal and motion files and the Event folder
for event files. The Images folder stores files of captured images.
Folder
Type
Name of file
Memory quota
Images
Capture
yyyymmdd-hhmmss_IMG_C1.jpg
1%
Event
Event
yyyymmdd-hhmmss _EVT_D1.avi
20%
Normal
yyyymmdd-hhmmss _NOR_D1.avi
Normal
yyyymmdd-hhmmss _MOT_P1.avi
Normal
75%
Ex) Normal file recorded on May 1, 2013 at 12:10:10: 20130501-121010_NOR_D1.avi
Event file recorded on May 1, 2013 at 12:10:10: 20130501-121010_EVT_D1.avi
Motion file recorded on May 1, 2013 at 12:10:10: 20130501-121010_MOT_P1.avi
Image file captured on May 1, 2013 at 12:10:10: 20130501-121010_IMG_C1.jpg
When memory is full in each folder, the oldest file there will be deleted first.
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Product Specification
Item
Specification
Lens
6 glass structure F2.0
Note
Image sensor
2.0 megapixel CMOS Image sensor
1/3.2”
LCD
2.8” wide viewing angle, full touch LCD
320X240
Recording
resolution
1280 X 720P, 30fps
Recording angle
120˚
Video encoding
H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC)
Recording file
type
Normal file, event file, motion file 1)
Sound recording
Microphone
Battery voltage
management
Voltage detection circuit built-in
Auto shutdown voltage setting, auto
shutdown timer, auto parking mode
recording 2)
Software
PC Manager (for Windows PC)
File playback, screen capture, settings,
Video file storage, driving speed
display 3), map display 4)
Storage memory
Max. 32GB memory card
Operating
Temperature
-20˚C ~ 60˚C
Power
DC 12V ~ 24V
Others
G sensor, speaker, LED status indicator, external GPS module
1) Motion file can be used only when the product is connected with uninterruptible power cable.
2) Operates when connected with uninterruptible power cable.
3)~4) Only files recorded with external GPS module can be viewed.
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Video is not recorded.
Check memory card. Since memory cards have a limited life span, they may not operate
normally if they are used beyond their lifespan.
Periodic re-formatting is recommended for memory cards.
Voice is not recorded.
Check if voice recording is disabled. If voice recording function is active, make sure the
microphone of the black box is not blocked.
LCD screen does not come to life.
When you start the ignition, the LCD screen automatically turns on but the screen is
programmed to automatically go off after a while. When this happens, touch any place on
the LCD screen and the screen will turn back on. If the screen remains black even after
multiple touches, contact your local service center.
PC manager does not display map.
This device supports connection with external GPS. Check if the external GPS cable is
firmly connected with the main body of the product. If the problem remains unsolved,
make sure the external GPS has a clear, unobstructed view of the sky so that its signal
reception from the satellite is not blocked.
(External GPS receiver is optional.)
Image is blurry.
Clean camera lens. Always keep the front glass of your car clean.
Power is not turned on.
If power is not turned on in spite of using the included cigar jack cable, separate the
power cable from the device and reconnect it. If power remains off, contact your local
service center.
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Image is shaky while driving.
Make sure the device holder is secured firmly. If the device is shaky, use a transparent
double-coated tape to secure it firmly.
The screen is dark.
The screen may appear dark due to the level of glass tint on your car. If this is the case,
install the black box in a lightly tinted area or adjust the brightness of your screen on the
Settings menu on the LCD screen.
File cannot be copied on memory card.
Try again after formatting. If file cannot be copied even after formatting, contact your
local service center.
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