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Table of Contents
About this Guide ...........................................................................3
FCC Statement ..............................................................................3
WEEE Notice..................................................................................3
CE Regulatory Notice ....................................................................4
Notes on Installation ....................................................................4
Caution .........................................................................................5
1
Introduction ................................................................. 6
1.1
Features............................................................................6
1.2
Package Contents .............................................................6
1.3
Product Overview..............................................................7
2
Getting Started ............................................................ 8
2.1
Inserting the Memory Card ...............................................8
2.2
Installing in Vehicles .........................................................9
2.2.1
Mount to Windshield .............................................9
2.2.2
Adjust the device position.................................. 10
2.3
Connecting to Power...................................................... 11
2.4
Powering the Camcorder On / Off .................................. 12
2.4.1
Auto Power On/Off ............................................. 12
2.4.2
Manual Power On/Off......................................... 12
2.5
Initial Settings................................................................ 13
2.5.1
Set Automatic Recording.................................... 13
2.5.2
Set the Date and Time........................................ 13
3
Using the Car Recorder ................................................ 14
3.1
Recording Videos ........................................................... 14
3.1.1
Record videos while driving ............................... 14
3.1.2
Driver Fatigue Alert Function ............................. 14
3.1.3
Manual Video Recording..................................... 15
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3.1.4
3.1.5
3.1.6
3.2
4
Emergency Recording ........................................ 15
The Recording Screen ........................................ 16
Taking Photographs ........................................... 17
Playback Videos and Photos.......................................... 18
3.2.1
Playing Videos.................................................... 19
3.2.2
Viewing Photos .................................................. 19
3.2.3
The Playback Screen .......................................... 20
3.2.4
Deleting Files ..................................................... 21
Adjusting the Settings ................................................ 22
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4.1
Using the Menu .............................................................. 22
4.2
Menu Tree ...................................................................... 23
Specifications ............................................................ 26
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About this Guide
The content in this document is for information purpose and is subject to change without prior
notice. We made every effort to ensure that this User Guide is accurate and complete.
However, no liability is assumed for any errors and omissions that may have occurred.
The manufacturer reserves the right to change the technical specifications without prior notice.
FCC Statement
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 the instructions,
may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, 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 the separation between the 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.
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.
FCC Caution: Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user's authority to operate this equipment.
WEEE Notice
Disposal of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment and/or Battery by users in private
households in the European Union
This symbol on the product or on the packaging indicates that this can not be
disposed of as a household waste. You must dispose of your waste equipment
and/or battery by handling it over to the applicable take-back scheme for the
recycling of electrical and electronic equipment and/or battery. For more
information about recycling of this equipment and/or battery, please contact your
city office, the shop where you purchased the equipment or your household waste
disposal service. The recycling of materials will help to conserve natural resources
and ensure that it is recycled in a manner that protects human health and
environment.
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CE Regulatory Notice
Here with confirm to comply with the requirements set out in the Council Directives on the
Approximation of the Laws of the Member States relating Electromagnetic Compatibility of Radio
and Telecom device (1995/5/EC); the Low Voltage Directive (2006/95/EC); the Restriction of The
Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical And Electronic Equipment Directive
(2002/95/EC), Turkish EEE Directive; the Commission Regulation (EC) No 1275/2008
implementing Directive 2005/32/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to
eco-design requirements for standby and off mode electric power consumption of electrical and
electronic household and office equipment, and the Directive 2009/125/EC of the European
parliament and of the council establishing a framework for the setting of eco-design
requirements for energy-related products.
Notes on Installation
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
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Install the device near the rear-view mirror to obtain the best open-field
view. Do NOT install the camcorder in a location that will obstruct your
required driving view.
Make sure that the lens is within the wiping range of the windscreen
wiper to ensure a clear view even when it rains.
Do not touch the lens with your fingers. Finger grease may be left on the
lens and will result in unclear videos or snapshots. Clean the lens on a
regular basis.
Do not install the device on a tinted window. Doing so may damage the
tint film.
Make sure that the installation position is not hindered by the tinted
window.
Caution

Use the authorized charger only.

Never disassemble or attempt repair of this product. Doing so may
damage the camcorder, cause electric shock and void your product
warranty.

Never short-circuit the battery.

Exposing the camcorder to open flames can cause explosion.

Due to local laws and vehicles safety considerations, do not manually
operate the device while driving.

Hewlett-Packard Company is NOT responsible for the loss of any
data/content during operation.
Before you start using the Car Camcorder it is
assumed that you agree to the above statements.
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1 Introduction
Thank you for purchasing this advanced Car Camcorder. This device is
specifically designed for real time video and audio recording when
driving.
1.1 Features
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Full HD camera (1920x1080 @ 30fps)
2.4” LCD color screen
Up to 130 degree Wide angle lens
Motion detection
Automatic Emergency recording for collision detection
Supports micro-SDHC up to 32GB (Class 6 or greater speed required
for HD video recording)
1.2 Package Contents
The package contains the following items. If there are any missing or
damaged items, contact your dealer immediately.
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Car Recorder
USB cable
Quick start guide
Car adapter
Bracket
1.3 Product Overview
Front View
Top and Bottom Views
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1
9
2
10
7
Side (Left and Right) Views
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Rear View
3
5
4
6
No.
Item
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No.
Item
1
Bracket Socket
8
LCD Panel
2
Microphone
9
Up Button (
3
Power Button
10
Down Button (
)
4
Memory Card Slot
11
Enter Button (
)
5
USB Connector
12
Wide Angle Lens
6
HD(Mini HDMI) Connector
13
Speaker
7
Back Button (
)
)
Note:
To operate the Camcorder, press the corresponding buttons (7, 9,10,11) below the desired
according to guide icons shown the screen.
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2 Getting Started
2.1 Inserting the Memory Card
Insert the memory card with the gold contacts facing the back of the
camcorder. Push the memory card until it clicks into place. (Use class 6 or
above the micro SD cards for this camcorder; It is recommended to
format the micro SD cards before the initial use.)
To remove the memory card
Push the edge of the memory card inward until you hear/feel it click,
then allow it to push out until you can remove it from the slot.
Note:
1. Do not remove or insert the memory card when the device is powered on. This may damage the
memory card.
2. It is recommended to use a 16 or 32 GB, Class 6 speed or above micro SD card.
3. It is recommended to format the micro SD cards before the initial use.
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2.2 Installing in Vehicles
2.2.1 Mount to Windshield
1.
Attach the bracket to the device.
Slide it into the bracket holder until you
hear a click.
2.
With the suction-cup laying flat,
position the suction-cup on the
windshield.
3.
Hold the base firmly on the windshield and press down the
clamp to mount the car holder to the windshield. Make sure the
base is securely locked in place.
Warning: Do not install the device on a tinted window. Doing so may
damage the tint film.
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2.2.2 Adjust the device position
1.
Loosen the knob to swivel the
device vertically.
Knob
2.
Loosen the knob to swivel the
device horizontally up to 360°.
Knob
3.
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Then tighten the knobs to make sure the device is securely locked
in place.
2.3 Connecting to Power
Use only the supplied car adapter to power up the device and charge the
built-in battery.
1.
Connect one end of the car adapter to the USB connector of the
camcorder.
2.
Plug the other end of the car charger to the cigarette lighter socket
of your vehicle. If the socket is powered on when the
ignition/engine is started, the camcorder will automatically will
power up and begin recording in 3 or 5 minute loop intervals.
When the ignition/engine is shut off, the camcorder will
automatically stop recording and shutdown.The vehicle engine is
started, the camcorder automatically powers on.
Note:
1. The orange LED lights up while the battery is charging.
2. Please take note if the environment temperature reaches 45°C or above, the car adapter still can
supply power to camcorder, but it may not charge the battery. This is characteristic of Lithium
polymer battery and is not a malfunction.
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2.4 Powering the Camcorder On / Off
2.4.1 Auto Power On/Off
Once the vehicle engine is started, the camcorder automatically turns on.
If the Automatic Record function is enabled, the recording will
automatically start right after the camcorder powers on.
See Set Automatic Recording (2.5.1).
Once the vehicle engine shuts down, the camcorder automatically saves
the recording and turns off the power within 10 seconds.
See Delay Shutdown (4.2).
2.4.2 Manual Power On/Off
To manually turn on the power, press the POWER
button.
To turn off, press and hold the POWER button for
at least 2 seconds.
To reset, press and hold the POWER button for at
least 5 seconds.
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2.5 Initial Settings
Before using the device, we recommend you enable the Automatic
Record function and set up the correct date and time.
2.5.1 Set Automatic Recording
To enable the recording to start automatically after you turn on the
power, do the following:
button to enter the OSD menu.
1.
Press the
2.
/
button to select
Press the
Automatic Record and press the
button.
3.
/
Press the
and press the
4.
Press the
button to select On
button.
button to exit the menu.
2.5.2 Set the Date and Time
To set the correct date and time, do the following:
button to enter the OSD menu.
1.
Press the
2.
Press the
button.
3.
/
button to adjust the
Press the
button to
value and press the
move to another field.
4.
Repeat step 3 until the date and time
setting is complete.
/
button to select Date / Time and press the
Note:
When the battery is drained dry , the user must reset the date/time before the funciotn - automatic
record is started. The device will still start to record after one minute if the user does not reset
the date/time, but the video will not have date / time.
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3. Using the Car Recorder
3.1 Recording Videos
3.1.1 Record videos while driving
When the vehicle engine starts up and the Automatic Record function is
enabled, the camcorder automatically turns on and starts recording.
Recording will automatically stop when the engine is switched off.
Or, press the
button to stop recording manually.
Note:
On some cars, the recording will continue when the engine is switched off.
If this happens, do one of the following:
- Manually turn off the cigarette lighter socket if possible.
- Remove the car adapter from the cigarette lighter.
3.1.2 Driver Fatigue Alert Function
1.
Press the
button to enter the OSD menu.
2.
button to select Driver Fatigue Alert and press
Press the
/
the
button.
Driver Fatigue Alert function will remind
the driver should take a rest after
continuing to drive for over one hour via ‘’
bi bi sound ‘’ from the device and also the
alert picture ( as illustrated ) will appear on
the LCD screen. The camcorder will remind
the driver again after each additional 30
minute interval.
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3.1.3 Manual Video Recording
1.
Press the
2.
Press the
button to start recording.
button to stop recording.
Note:
1. One video file is saved for every 3 or 5 minutes of recording. See 4.1 Using the Menu (4.1).
2. The device saves the recording on the memory card. If the memory card capacity is full, the oldest
file in the memory card is overwritten.
3.1.4.
Emergency Recording
During normal video recording, press the
button to begin emergency recording mode.
The “Emergency” message will be displayed
immediately on the upper left corner of the
screen, and the recorded file will be
continuous and protected from being
overwritten.
To stop the recording, press the
button.
Note:
1. If the Collision Detection function is enabled and a collision is detected, the camcorder will
automatically trigger the emergency recording feature.
2. If the Collision Detection function is enabled and a collision is detected, the emergency recording
function of the device will automatically be triggered. The emergency recording file is created as a
new file, which will be protected to avoid being overwritten by normal cycling recording. A 4 GB
memory card can save up to 5 emergency video files, and 8 GB (or above) memory card can save up
to 10 emergency video files. The alert message of “Emergency files are full” will pop up on the
screen when the emergency recording files are full, and the oldest emergency file will be
automatically deleted when a new emergency recording file is created.
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3.1.5 The Recording Screen
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8
1
2
3
9
4
10
5
6
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No.
Item
1
Duration
2
Voice Record
Description
Indicates the current recording duration.
Indicates sound will not be recorded with the
video. Enter the OSD menu to enable "Voice
Record".
There are two options for the Smart Scene Mode:
1. Drive Priority
3
Smart
Scene Mode
4
Date and time
Indicates the current recording date and time.
5
Settings Menu
Icon
Press the [ ] button to enter the camcorder
settings menu.
6
Playback icon
Press the [
menu.
7
Resolution
8
Battery
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2. Scenery Priority
See section 4.2 Menu Tree for more details.
] button to go to the playback
Indicates the current video resolution.
Indicates the estimated remaining battery level
or if it is being charged.
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Prompt : reset This is an indicator to set the date and time
of date / time before recording use.
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Stop Record
icon
Press the
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Emergency
Video Record
icon
Press the
button to manually begin
Emergency Video recording. In this mode, video
will be recorded to a single file until manually
stopped.
button to stop video recording.
3.1.6 Taking Photographs
You can also use this camcorder to take
photos of the current scene.
When not recording video, press the
button to take a photo.
Note:
If recording is in progress, press the
button to stop the recording first.
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3.2
Playback Videos and Photos
1.
If recording is in progress, press the
The standby screen is displayed.
2.
Press the
3.
/
button to select the
Press the
file category that you want to browse
and press the
button.
4.
/
button to view the
Press the
next or the previous file and press the
button to view the file in full
screen.
button to stop recording.
button to enter the OSD menu.
Note:
From the standby screen, you can directly enter Playback mode by pressing
recorded video is displayed on the screen.
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button. The last
3.2.1 Playing Videos
To play videos, do the following:
1.
If recording is in progress, press the
2.
Press the
3.
Press the
button.
4.
/
button to select Video or Emergency and press
Press the
the
button.
5.
/
button to browse
Press the
for the desired video file and press
the
button to play the video.
6.
button to pause the
Press the
playback. Press it again to resume.
button to stop recording.
button to enter the OSD menu.
/
button to select File Playback and press the
3.2.2 Viewing Photos
To view photos, do the following:
1.
If recording is in progress, press the
2.
Press the
3.
Press the
button.
/
button to select File Playback and press the
4.
Press the
button.
/
button to select Picture and press the
5.
Press the
press the
/
button to stop recording.
button to enter the OSD menu.
button to browse for the desired photo file and
button to view the file in full screen.
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3.2.3 The Playback Screen
Video Playback Screen
Photo Playback Screen
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7
6
2
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3
4
5
2
3
4
No.
Item
Description
1
Date and time
2
Guide icon
(Back)
Press the
display.
3
Guide icon
(Previous)
Press the
button to view the previous
video/photo.
4
Guide icon
(Next)
Press the
button to view the next video/photo.
5
Guide icon
(Pause)
Press the
button to pause the video playback.
6
Duration
Indicates the elapse time.
7
Battery
Indicates the estimated remaining battery level.
Indicates the recorded date and time.
button to return to file selection
3.2.4 Deleting Files
To delete file(s), do the following:
1.
If recording is in progress, press the
2.
Press the
3.
/
button to select File
Press the
Deletion and press the
button.
4.
/
button to select the
Press the
file category and press the
button.
5.
Press the
/
button to select the
file that you want to delete and press
the
button to enter the Delete
menu.
6.
Press the
Item
7.
button to stop recording.
button to enter the OSD menu.
/
button to select an option.
Description
Delete One
Delete the current displayed file.
Delete All
Deletes all files.
Press the
button to confirm delete.
Note:
Deleted files CANNOT be recovered. Ensure the files have backup before deletion.
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4 Adjusting the Settings
4.1 Using the Menu
You can customize the video recording and other general settings via the
on-screen display (OSD) menus.
1.
If recording is in progress, press the
2.
Press the
3.
Press the
/
button to select a menu option and press the
button to enter the selected menu.
4.
/
button to select the desired setting and press the
Press the
button to confirm the setting.
5.
Press the
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button to stop recording.
button to open the OSD menu.
button to exit the menu.
4.2 Menu Tree
Refer to the below table for details on menu items and available menu
options.
Menu option
Description
File Playback
Select the file category that you
want to view.
Video / Emergency /
Picture
Date / Time
Set the date and time.
Press
/
button to
adjust the value, press
button to
the
switch the field and
confirm.
Time Stamp
Enable/Disable the date stamp.
On / Off
Resolution
Set the desired video
resolution.
1080p (1920x1080) /
720p (1280x720)
Set the exposure
compensation.
/
button to
Press
set the exposure level.
You may customize it
between-1.3~+1.3.
Smart
Scene Mode
Driving Priority: Calculates
exposure based on the entire
image area, but provides
greater exposure to the center
of a subject.
Scenery Priority: Calculates
exposure based on the entire
image area.
Driving Priority/
Scenery Priority
Driver Fatigue
Alert
When enabled, the camcorder
sounds an audible tone after an
hour of driving.
On / Off
LCD Setting
Set the duration for the display
to automatically turn off right
after video recording starts.
On / Turn Off After 30
sec. / Turn Off After 3
min. / Off
Voice Record
Enable or disable sound
recording with the video.
On / Off
Enable/Disable the alarm tone
On / Off
EV
Beep
Available option
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Menu option
Description
Automatic
Record
Enable / Disable the device to
automatically record video after
the device is turned on.
On / Off
Set the recording duration for
each recorded video file.
3 min. / 5 min.
Enable/Disable the motion
detection. If this function is
enabled and the power off
button is pressed, the system
alert message, “Press OK Key
to Power off, or enter motion
detection after 10sec.”, will be
displayed on the screen. Under
motion detection mode, the
camcorder will automatically
start recording when any object
movement is detected.
On / Off
Enable / Disable the collision
detection. If this function is
enabled and any collision is
detected, the camcorder will
automatically trigger the
emergency recording feature.
High Sensitivity /
Normal Sensitivity /
Low Sensitivity / off
Record Interval
Motion Detection
Collision
Detection
Delay Shutdown
WDR
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Set the delay duration before
turning off the power.
Present a crisp and clear picture
quality with harmonious
contrast in a high contrast, high
discrepancy environment.
Available option
10 sec. / Off
On / Off
Menu option
Language
File Deletion
Description
Set the on-screen display menu
language.
Delete the file(s). Warning:
Once a file has been deleted, it
CANNOT be restored or
recovered.
Available option
English / 繁体中文 /
简体中文 / 한국어 /
日本語 / Русский /
Deutsch / Français /
Italiano / Español /
Português / Türkçe
Video / Emergency /
Picture
TV standard
Set the TV type based on your
local region.
NTSC / PAL
Format
Format the memory card.
Warning: Once a format has
been initiated, ALL content on
the micro SD card will be
deleted CANNOT be restored or
recovered.
Yes / No
Default
Reset all options to the factory
default settings.
Yes / No
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5 Specifications
Item
Description
Image sensor
1/3” CMOS sensor
Effective pixels
2048 (H) x 1536 (V)
Storage media
Supports Micro SDHC, up to 32GB class 6 or above
LCD display
Lens
Focus range
Movie Clip
2.4” LCD color TFT (112K pixels)
Wide Angle Fixed Focus lens
F1.9 ; f=2.95mm
1.5m~Infinity
Resolution: Full HD (1920 x 1080), 30fps
HD (1280 x 720), 30fps
Format: MOV
Still image
(Photograph)
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Resolution: 3M (2048 x 1536)
Format: DCF (JPEG, Exif: 2.2)
Shutter
Electronic shutter
Auto:1/2 ~1/2000 sec.
G-Sensor
3-Axis G-Force sensor
ISO
Auto
White Balance
Auto
Microphone
Yes
Speaker
Yes
Interface
Mini USB, Mini C Type HDMI
Item
Battery
Operating
Temperature
Description
Built-in 470mAH Li-polymer rechargeable (This battery is
NOT replaceable)
-10° ~ 60° C
Operating Humidity 20 ~ 70% RH
Storage
Temperature
-20° ~ 80° C
Dimensions
63 x 70 x 28.7 mm
Weight
Approx. 78g (2.75oz)
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