Falcon Dash Cam 8000
Falcon Dash Cam 8000
www.falcon-security.co.uk
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Product Description
Product Features
Product Layout
Button Functions
Setup
Operation
Specifications
Troubleshooting
Product Description
The Falcon Dash Cam 8000 incorporates the latest technology to provide a high-definition car
camcorder. The Dash Cam 8000 is compact, low power and portable, it can record 1920*1080P
high-definition video and take 5 mega pixels picture offering dual functionality as a dash cam,
camcorder and as a digital still camera. Video and images are saved to a MicroSD card and can
be viewed on the device itself, via a computer or by connecting the HDMI video output to your
television.
Product Features
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170 degree Ultra High-definition wide angle lens
1920*1080P FULL HD resolution
Advanced H.264 video compression technology
4X digital zoom, Range 12cm to infinity
2.7” LCD screen for live viewing or playback of recordings
Night vision with 4 IR LEDs
HDMI full HD video output
Composite AV video output (PAL or NTSC)
Adjustable resolution for different quality/recording times
With suction cup window bracket for convenient installation
G-sensor function protects the current video in case of a crash
Automatic recording when ignition is turned on*
Automatically loop recording, overwrites from the beginning once card is full
Time and date display overlayed on recordings for evidential purposes
Charge through USB port
Includes 12V/24V car power lead
Supports up to 32GB MicroSD HC cards
*Automatic power on/off with ignition requires that your cigar lighter socket powers on and off
with the ignition, this is the case in most vehicles.
Product Layout
Button Functions
Menu: Press once to select the menu for the current mode or twice to select the general
settings menu.
Mode: Press to switch between video recording, still camera and playback modes.
Up: Move up for menu selection; show next picture when browsing pictures; fast forward in
video playback mode.
Down: Move down for menu selection; show last picture when browsing pictures; rewind in
video playback mode.
Power: Long press for power on/off. During recording: short press to turn night vision LEDs on
or off.
REC/OK: Start/stop recording during video recording mode; take picture during camera
mode, select and confirm menu options in settings; Start and pause video playback in
playback mode.
Setup
Connect the camera using the car charger, when the ignition is turned on the camera will
automatically start recording, when ignition is turned off, it will automatically stop recording
and save the recorded files*.
Note: Only use the included car charger otherwise damage may be caused to the camera.
*Automatic power on/off with ignition requires that your cigar lighter socket powers on and off
with the ignition, this is the case in most vehicles.
MicroSD Storage Card
1. Make sure the MicroSD card is inserted properly and in the correct direction – do not
force the card or you may damage the camera.
2. Please use a high-speed MicroSD card with SDHC specifications. High speed cards are marked
C4 or C6.
3. After first inserting a new MicroSD card please format it using the format option in the menu.
Operation
Video Mode:
1 Press the REC button to start or stop recording manually, when recording a red flashing circle
will be displayed on the screen.
2. To turn the night vision LEDs on and off press the power button briefly.
3. Digital zoom: Press the up and down buttons to zoom in and out.
Video Mode Settings Menu:
Press the menu button once while in video mode to access the settings:
1. Resolution: Choose resolution for recording video, higher quality takes more space on the
Micro SD card than lower resolutions.
2. Loop recording: Set to off or 1/2/3 minute chapters.
3. Exposure: Determines how light or dark the recording is.
4. Motion detection: turn on/off motion detection function.
5.Record Audio: Select if audio is recorded along with the video.
6. Date Stamp: Select if the time and date is overlayed on the video recordings
7. G-sensor: Set to off to disable or 2G,4G, 8G which is the force in G which causes the current
recording to be protected from overwriting. This protects the recording in the event of a crash.
Camera Mode:
1. Press the REC button to take a picture.
2. To turn the night vision LEDs on and off press the power button briefly.
3. Digital zoom: Press the up and down buttons to zoom in and out.
Camera Mode Settings Menu:
Press the menu button once while in camera mode to access the settings:
1. Capture Mode: Single, 2S, 5S, 10S timer. Chooses whether to take the image instantly or after
2, 5, 10 seconds.
2. Resolution: Choose resolution for pictures, higher quality takes more space on the Micro SD
card than lower resolutions.
3. Sequence: Switch on to take continuous still shots.
4. Quality: Select image quality from Fine, Normal or Economy
5. Sharpness: Select picture sharpness from Strong, Normal, Soft
6. White Balance: Select the type or light the camera is being used in (Daylight, Cloudy,
Tungsten, Flourescent) or set to Auto.
7. Colour: Select if images are saved in Colour, Black & White or Sepia
8. ISO: This is the setting of sensitivity to light. The higher the number, the more sensitive the
camera is to light but the higher the setting there is more noise on the picture in low light. Select
from Auto, 100, 200, 400
9. Exposure: Determines how light or dark the saved image is.
10. Anti-Shaking: Turn the image stabilisation on or off to compensate for camera movement
when a picture is taken.
11. Quick Review: Select if the image is shown after being taken, select from Off, 2/5 seconds
12. Date Stamp: Select whether to imprint the date or date and time on the picture, select from:
Off, Date, Date/Time
Playback Mode:
1. Press the REC button to take a picture.
2. To turn the night vision LEDs on and off press the power button briefly.
3. Digital zoom: Press the up and down buttons to zoom in and out.
Playback Mode Settings Menu:
Press the menu button once while in playback mode to access the settings:
1. Delete: Delete the current or all recordings.
2. Protect: Lock/unlock the current or all recordings. When the locked the recording is protected
from overwriting during loop recording.
General Settings Menu:
Press the menu button twice in any mode to access the general settings menu:
1. Date/Time: Set the time and date, increase and decrease using the up and down arrow keys,
press the "REC/OK" button to confirm and enter the next setting item
2. Auto power off: Sets how long the camera will stay on for after the ignition is turned off. Set
to off to disable auto power off or 1/3 minutes.
3. Buttons sound: Select if a beep sounds when a button is pressed.
4. Language: Select the language for the on screen menus and text.
5. Light frequency: Select 60HZ/50HZ
6. Lamp setting: Select if the night vision LEDs are on or off.
7. Screensavers: Select how long the screen will stay on for after the last button press, Off to
disable or 3/5/10 minutes.
8. Image rotation: Select on to turn the image upside down (allows for mounting the camera
upside down) or off for normal.
9. Format: Formats (deletes all data) the SD card.
10. Default Setting, Select OK to set all setting back to the factory defaults.
11. Version: Display the software version number.
Specifications
Sensor
5M CMOS sensor
Lens
Aperture 2.5, focal length 2.8mm
Zoom
4 times digital zoom
Screen
2.7 inch TFT LCD
Video output
Composite video output NTSC/PAL
TV HDMI output, Max1920*1080P
Audio
Built-in microphone and speaker
Memory
Support max 32GB MicroSD card
Photo
JPG format; Max 5M pixels
Video Codec
H.264
Shutter
Electronic shutter
LED
Electronic infrared LED
Battery
300mAh, 3.7v, lithium ion polymer battery
Troubleshooting
Under normal operating conditions, if there is problem with the camera, please refer to the
following methods to solve:
1. Not recording video or taking pictures: check the MicroSD card is insertet properly and has
sufficient space.
2. Stops when recording video: due to the large amount of data used for high-definition
video please only use SDHC compatible high-speed MicroSD cards. There will be a mark of C4 or
C6 on high-speed cards. Format the card on the device before you use it.
3. No image displayed on television: Check the AVor HDMI cable plug is connected with
television correctly and that you have selected the correct input on your television.
4. Image blurred: Check the lens for fingerprints or dirt and clean before recording.
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