USER’S GUIDE
Dashboard Camera
Model: MDC50
The features described in this user’s guide are subject to
modifications without prior notice.
Welcome...
to your new Motorola Dashboard Camera!
Thank you for purchasing the Dashboard Camera.
Please keep your original dated sales receipt for your
records. For warranty service of your Motorola
product, you will need to provide a copy of your dated
sales receipt to confirm warranty status. Registration
is not required for warranty coverage.
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US and Canada 1-888-331-3383
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This User’s Guide has all the information you need to
make the most out of your product.
Please read the Safety Instructions on page 5 before
you install the unit.
Before you use the Dashboard Camera, we
recommend you insert a SD card into the SD card slot.
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Dashboard Camera
Windshield Mount
Car Adapter
User Manual
Overview of your Dashboard Camera
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1. Mode Button
Video/ Playback mode switcher
2. Lock Button
Press while recording to protect
the current file in the event of an
emergency situation.
3. Menu/Back Button
Press to open the menu in current
mode, press twice to leave.
4. Up Button
Press to navigate up within menus
and to move to the previous file
when in playback mode.
5. OK Button
Enter; Short press when in Video
mode: Start/Stop video recording
6. Down Button
Press to navigate down within
menus and to move to the next
file when in playback mode.
Short press when recording:
Mute/Unmute.
7. Charge Indicator
Red: charging, Green: fully
charged.
8. Status Light
Blue: Power On; Blue flashing:
Recording.
9. Screen
2.0” LCD colour screen.
10.Power On/Off Button
Press and hold for 3 seconds to
turn MDC50 On / Off.
11. Mounting Nut
Screw up the supplied Windshield
Mount here.
12. DC-IN & USB Socket
Connect the Car Adapter or USB
data cable here.
13.Microphone
Integrated microphone for audio
recording.
14.Reset Button
In the unlikely event MDC50
becomes unresponsive, press the
Reset Button to restart MDC50.
15.Speaker
Integrated speaker for audio
playback directly from MDC50.
16.Micro SD Card Slot
Insert the MicroSD card here,
taking care that the gold contacts
are facing towards the back of
MDC50.
17. Camera Lens
Wide Angle 130°, 4 glass lens
Table of contents
1. Safety Instructions....................................................... 5
2. Getting Started ............................................................. 6
2.1 Installing your Device ............................................. 6
2.2 First Use ....................................................................... 7
3. Using your Dashboard Camera ................................. 8
3.1 Recording and Saving ............................................ 8
3.2 Switching Modes ...................................................... 9
3.2.1
Mass Storage Mode ...................................9
3.2.2 Video Mode ..................................................9
3.2.3 Playback Mode ...........................................12
3.3 Parking Mode ........................................................... 13
3.4 Lock/Unlock the Video ........................................ 13
4. Settings ........................................................................14
4.1 Settings ...................................................................... 14
4.2 Playback Settings ....................................................17
5. Disposal of the Device (Environment)................... 18
6. General Information ................................................... 19
7. Technical Specifications........................................... 26
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WARNING
• Do not install the device within the driver’s or
passenger airbag operation range. Please refer to
your car’s service manual for details about the
operation range of your car’s airbags.
• Never modify modes, settings, or program your
device while your car is in motion.
• Ensure the device and its power cord are installed as
per the instructions on page 6, and do not obstruct
the driver’s line of sight or impede the operation of
any driving controls.
Before using the dash cam, the user shall
check the applicable laws on the use of dash
cams.
In some jurisdictions, the use of dash cams can
be considered as an invasion of privacy.
Furthermore, the mounting of the dash cam on
the windshield might be regulated by law in
some jurisdictions.
It is the user’s responsibility to check the
applicable laws before using the dash cam.
We do not take any responsibility for wrong or
unlawful use of the dash cam.
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1. Safety Instructions
2. Getting Started
2.1
Installing your Device
Best Installation Location
The above illustration refers to a left-hand drive car. For
right-hand drive cars, please flip the position of the cable
installation accordingly.
• Install your device within the rear-view mirror area
and within the wiper cleaning area to get the
clearest possible view.
• Your device comes with a 3.6m USB power cable.
Organise the power cord so that it does not
interfere with the driver's vision. Use cable clips to
secure the power cord if necessary.
• Place the device on the windshield mount first.
Press the suction cup of the mount to the
windshield and press the lever to lock. Ensure the
mount is safely attached to the windshield.
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2.2
First Use
• Insert a SD card (not provided) in the SD card slot.
Your dashboard camera accepts SD cards of up to
32GB capacity (class 10). It is recommended that you
format the SD card. Please refer to the settings
described in this manual.
• Your dashboard camera will always power up and
begin recording automatically as soon as it is
connected to a power source.
Simply connect your dashboard camera to a power
source that comes on when you start the engine of
your vehicle, and the dashboard camera will start
recording automatically without you having to
remember to press on a button.
• You can also power it ON or OFF manually by pressing
the On / Off button.
• Whenever the device is turned ON or OFF, you will see
a splash screen showing the Motorola logo.
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• When using the dashboard camera device in your
car, we recommend that you always use the
cigarette charger in order to maintain the battery
level. The unit is not designed to run on battery
power alone, the battery is there for backup
purposes only.
3. Using your Dashboard Camera
3.1
Recording and Saving
The purpose of your dashboard camera is to
continuously record the road ahead, and to
automatically record and save any incidents or
accidents you might be involved in. The status LED
(Blue) will flash when it is recording.
Your device records video by clusters of 1 minute. It is
equipped with a sensor that detects shocks. Each
time a shock is detected, it will permanently save the
cluster during which the event occurred. The
sensitivity of the sensor can be changed in the
settings menu, see section 4.1 Settings.
Once your SD card is full, it will automatically
overwrite the oldest footage.
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Switching Modes
You can switch between the Video and Playback mode
by pressing the Mode button. Video mode is the
default mode. To view or delete saved footages, switch
to Playback mode.
IMPORTANT!
The driver must never switch modes while the car is in
motion.
3.2.1
Mass Storage Mode
You can also connect the device (Power off state) to
your computer using the standard micro USB cable to
view and manage videos stored inside the SD card.
3.2.2 Video Mode
The table below explains the various information
displayed on the screen when your MDC50 is in Video
mode. Some icons will only be displayed once the
relevant function is selected within the Video menu, as
described below.
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3.2
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1. Mode
Indicates the dashboard camera is
in Video mode.
2. Protected
Appears on screen when a video
file has been protected by
activation of the G Sensor or by
the pressing of the file protect
button.
3. Microphone
Appears on screen when Audio
Recording is active.
is displayed when the
microphone muted.
4. Recording
Appears on screen when
recording is in progress.
5. Recording
Time
Displays the recording time of the
current video.
6. Video
Length
Displays the length of the
individual recordings in minutes.
7. Exposure
Displays the current Exposure
level setting.
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Displays the current resolution.
9. Memory
Card
Indicates whether a memory card
is present.
10. Date
Current date
11. Time
Current time
12. Battery
Indicates whether MDC50 is
running on battery or external
power.
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8. Resolution
3.2.3 Playback Mode
While in video recording mode, press the OK button
to stop video recording, then press the MODE button
to switch to Playback mode. MDC50 will display the
last recorded file. Depending on the type of file, the
on-screen information and playback functions differ.
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1. Mode
Indicates the dashboard camera is
in Playback mode.
2. Video
Number
Displays the current video number.
3. Resolution
Displays the current resolution.
4. Playback
control
Press the OK button to start
playback.
5. Date/Time
Displays the Date/Time that the
current file was recorded.
6. Battery
Indicates whether MDC50 is
running on battery or external
power.
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Parking Mode
Your dashboard camera can record footages of events
occurring when your car is parked with its engine off.
The built-in battery will keep the sensor of your device
in stand-by mode, and will start recording
automatically for 30 seconds if it detects vibration or a
shock. Parking mode can only record and save footage
after an event has been detected by the sensor.
IMPORTANT!
Due to technical reasons, Parking mode is disabled by
default. You can enable it in settings menu, see section
4.1 Settings.
3.4
Lock/Unlock the Video
In case of emergency, you can lock/unlock the current
video by pressing on the Lock button when recording.
The locked video footages will be saved in the memory
card until you remove them.
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3.3
4. Settings
4.1
Settings
While in video recording mode, press the OK button
to stop video recording, then press the Menu/Back
button to enter Settings.
For each sub-menu, press Up or Down to navigate,
OK to confirm, and Menu/Back to go back or cancel.
Menu
Description
Language
English /繁体中文 /简体中文 /Japanese
/French /Deutsch /Korean /Italiano /
Portugues /Pyccknn /Spanish
Date/Time
Set the date and time.
Press Up or Down to set each value;
press OK to switch to the next value.
Beep Sound
Enable or disable key sounds.
Frequency
Select exposure, used to adjust
exposure level for different lighting
conditions.
Set by default to 50Hz; you can set it
to 60Hz if you reside in the USA.
LCD Off
You can set the LCD to never turn off
or turn off after 3 minutes
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G Sensor detects forces which will
automatically protect the current
recording in the event of a collision.
You can change the sensitivity of the
sensor. It is set to Low by default, but
can be set to Off/High/Medium/Low.
If you turn the sensor off, your
dashboard camera will not be able to
permanently save any footage.
Park Mode
Enable or disable parking mode.
Format
Use this option to format your SD
Card.
IMPORTANT! Formatting a SD card
will erase all its memory contents.
Default
Setting
Reset all your device settings to
factory default.
Version
Current firmware version.
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G-Sensor
Resolution
Card
Capacity
Recording time
(minutes)
720P 1280*720
4GB
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8GB
45
16GB
90
32GB
180
IMPORTANT!
The above information is for your reference only.
Different memory cards have slightly different total
capacity and the maximum recording time is different.
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4.2
To access Playback Settings, press the Mode button
while in Playback mode. For each sub-menu, press Up
or Down to navigate, OK to confirm, and Menu/Back to
go back or cancel.
Description
Menu
Delete
Use this option to delete videos stored
in your SD card. You can choose
between deleting the current file you
are currently watching or all files on
your SD card.
IMPORTANT! You cannot recover a
video that has been previously deleted.
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Use this option to lock videos stored in
your SD card so they cannot be deleted.
Use the same option to unlock
previously locked videos. You can
choose between Lock Current, Unlock
Current, Lock All or Unlock All.
Settings
5. Disposal of the Device
(Environment)
At the end of the product life cycle, you
should not dispose of this product with
normal household waste. Take this
product to a collection point for the
recycling of electrical and electronic
equipment. The symbol on the product,
user's guide and/or box indicates this.
Some of the product materials can be re-used if you
take them to a recycling point. By reusing some parts
or raw materials from used products you make an
important contribution to the protection of the
environment.
Please contact your local authorities in case you need
more information on the collection points in your
area.
Dispose of the battery pack in an environmentallyfriendly manner according to your local regulations.
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3. Contact Customer Service at
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E-mail: support@motorolastore.com
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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.
Changes or modifications to this equipment not
expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user’s authority to operate
the equipment.
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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. Privacy of communications may
not be ensured when using this device.
To ensure safety of users, the FCC has established
criteria for the amount of radio frequency energy that
can be safely absorbed by a user or bystander
according to the intended usage of the product. This
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product has been tested and found to comply with the
FCC criteria.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian
ICES-003.
CAN ICES-3(B)/NMB-3(B)
WARNING
Changes or modifications, to this equipment not
expressively approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user’s authority to operate
the equipment.
The socket-outlet shall be installed near the equipment
and shall be easily accessible.
Industry Canada
This device complies with Industry Canada licenceexempt RSS standard(s): Operation is subject to the
following Two conditions:(1) this device may not cause
interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference, including interference that may cause
undesired operation of the device.
The term "IC: " before the certification/registration
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conditions suivantes : (1) l’appareil ne doit pas produire
de brouillage, et (2) l’utilisateur de l’appareil doit
accepter tout brouillage radioélectrique subi, même si
le brouillage est susceptible d’en compromettre le
fonctionnement.
7. Technical Specifications
LCD screen
2.0-inch
Video resolution
720P
Lens
130° wide angle
Video format
MOV
Micro SD card
Up to 32G capacity, Class 10
LED lights
Supported
Mic and Speaker
Built-in
Power
5V DC
Battery
Li-polymer battery
Device dimensions
81.6x51x31mm
Device weight
62g
Mount dimensions
55x55x50mm
Supported operating Windows XP and later, MAC
system for file viewing OS
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