User Manual 1080p HD Car Event Recorder QV‐3842
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1 – GPS 5 – Menu 9 – Power On/Off 2 – HDMI Out 6 – Up 10 – MicroSD Card Slot 3 – Reset 7 – Down 11 – Play/Stop 4 – Mini USB Out 8 ‐ Mode
Specifications: Sensor: 5M CMOS sensor Lens: Aperture 2.5, focal length 2.8mm Zoom: 4 x digital zoom Screen: 2.7” TFT LCD Video Output: AV(CVBS), HDMI (max 1920 x 1080) Memory: Supports Class 6, 4GB to 32GB MicroSD Photo: 5 Mega pixels Shutter: Electronic shutter Battery: 300mAh, 3.7V Li‐po battery included Dimensions: 88(W) x 47(H) x 35(D) mm REC/Photo & Playback Operation  Power On ‐ Press the “POWER” button to start. The screen will turn on after making a sound, then the unit will enter record mode  Power Off ‐ Hold the “POWER” button to turn unit off. Once the screen turns off, let go of the “POWER” button  Ignition Start Function ‐ Connect the unit to the supplied cigarette adaptor while it is plugged in to the cigarette socket ‐ Once the ignition is turned and the car is on, the Unit will automatically turn on and begin recording ‐ Once ignition is turned off, the Unit will automatically turn off after saving the recording, depending on the length of time you set for auto off.  Record (REC) Mode ‐ Press the “MODE” button to select REC mode (if not already on REC mode), a microphone symbol will display on the bottom of the screen near the center ‐ Press “REC” to start recording. A Flashing red dot on the top left corner of the screen will appear to indicate the Unit is recording. Press “REC” again to stop recording  Incident Recording Once the unit senses a spike in G‐Forces while recording, the unit will separate and label that file starting with “SOS”. A spike in G‐Forces may occur when an incident happens. The unit assists in locating the file by saving it under “SOS” and protects the file by locking it from accidental deletion. The video file will display a gold lock on the screen when it is a protected file  Photo mode ‐ Press the “MODE” button while on REC mode to select Photo mode, a camera icon will appear on the top left corner to indicate the unit is on this mode ‐ Press the “REC” button to take a photo, screen will flash one time which means a photo has been taken  Video/photo playback ‐ Press the “MODE” button while on Photo mode to select playback mode ‐ Press the “UP” or “DOWN” buttons to select memory card (SD CARD) or internal memory (NAND FLASH), use “REC” button to select ‐ For a photo, only a file number will show on the bottom right corner. For a video playback, there will be a play icon in the center of the screen ‐ Press the “UP” or “DOWN” button to move through the files ‐ Press the “REC” button to play or view the selected video files. Press the “REC” button to pause the video  Zoom ‐ While the unit is on or recording, press the “UP” button to zoom in or the “DOWN” button to zoom out. The maximum amount of zoom is 4x.  IR LEDs (for low light recording) ‐ While the unit is recording, press the “POWER” button to turn the IR (infrared) LEDs to assist low light or night time recording. Notice the symbol in the bottom left corner will change accordingly: : IR LED off : IR LED will automatically come on when low light detected : IR LED on Position Recommendation: It is recommended that the camera lens is pressed up or as close to the windscreen as possible while using the IR LEDs to help prevent light distortion. NOTE: IR light is invisible to the human eye, the only indication that the IR LEDs are operating is viewing from the LCD Recording, Photo & Playback Settings Menu ‐ While on REC, Photo or Playback mode, press the “MENU” button once to access the Video, Photo or Playback mode settings respectively. ‐ Press the “UP” or “DOWN” buttons to move up or down in the menu settings ‐ Press the “REC” button to select a setting. Once within a setting, use the “UP” and “DOWN” buttons to scroll through the options and press “REC” to toggle a setting The selectable settings for the Video Mode are as follows: * Size – Enter to change the available recording size and resolution * EV – Enter to adjust the exposure value settings * Audio – Enter to turn on or off the built in microphone for video with audio recording * White B – Enter to change the white balance values * Contrast – Enter to change the contrast settings * Sharpness – Enter to change the sharpness settings * Effect – Enter to change the colour filter * Recycle – 3 Min: File recording will be saved in 3 minute intervals 5 Min: File recording will be saved in 5 minute intervals 10 Min: File recording will be saved in 10 minute intervals Once the MicroSD card is full, the oldest recorded file will be recorded over, and so on. NOTE: If “Off” is selected, then the file lengths will be divided in to 10 minute files. Unit can not record in greater than 10 minute files * Delay Off – Enter to turn on or off the function for the unit to automatically turn off after parking. * IR Light – Enter to change the IR Light settings * Motion Det – Enter to toggle on or off the motion detection recording function * MD Sens – Enter to change the sensitivity of the motion detection, 1 being least sensitive and 8 being most sensitive. The selectable settings for the Photo Mode are as follows: * Size – Enter to change the available photo resolution * EV – Enter to adjust the exposure value settings * Quality – Enter to change the picture quality * White B – Enter to change the white balance values * Contrast – Enter to change the contrast settings * Sharpness – Enter to adjust the sharpness of the picture * Effect – Enter to change the colour filter * Self Timer – Enter to set a 10‐second photo timer * Burst – Enter to adjust burst shot settings. Can take 3 or 5 pictures in succession * IR Light ‐ Enter to change the IR Light settings The selectable settings for the Playback Mode are as follows: * Delete – Select to delete the current file on view Recording, Photo & Playback Setup Menu ‐ While on REC, Photo or Playback mode, press the “MENU” button twice to access the Video, Photo or Playback mode Set Up menu respectively ‐ Press the “UP” or “DOWN” buttons to move up or down in the menu settings, press the “REC” button to change the setting The selectable Setup options are as follows: * Language – Enter to change the user language of the camera * Volume – Enter to change the volume of the key press sound * Date – Enter to set Date and Time on the unit for use with the “Date Stamp” function. Press “UP” or “DOWN” to change values and “REC” to move to the next value. The date format is set at YEAR/MONTH/DAY * Clock – Enter to change the time * TV Out – Enter to change the video format to view on your TV * Format – Enter to format the memory, i.e. erase all data stored on the memory card * Sys. Reset – Enter to restore the unit back to factory default * Auto Off – Enter to change the time the camera will turn off automatically when not in use * Light Freq – Enter to change the frequency depending on your location * Stamp – Enter to change the stamp on the recording or photo * LCD Off – Enter to change the amount of time for the device to sit untouched till the LCD turns off * G Sensor – Enter to change the G‐Sensor sensitivity * GPS – Enter to change whether or not to use the GPS tracker * Pla. Stamp – Enter to change the vehicle license plate. License plate will show as a stamp on the video in the upper right corner. * Version – The software version on the device USB mode Once the unit is connected to the computer via USB, 3 options will come up: 1:MSC Select this mode to access the files saved on to the unit’s memory and on the memory card in the unit 2:Charge Select this mode to just charge the unit 3: Open Select this mode to use the camera as normal whilst connected Battery Information  Battery indication image: Full battery Half battery Low battery Battery empty  Charging the unit: To charge the unit, connect it to a USB supply using the supplied car charger, the USB cable when connected to a PC or USB power adaptor. The red indicator will light up when charging; the average charge time is about 180 minutes, once full the red light will turn off. Troubleshooting  If the unit freezes or does not respond to any button command, use a pin or a thin tool to press the reset button located on the top. 
If the unit is not recording or taking a photo, check to ensure the MicroSD card has been formatted and is not locked. 
Once the unit senses a spike in G‐Forces while recording, the unit will separate and label that file starting with “SOS”. A spike in G‐Forces may occur when an incident happens, the unit assist in locating the file by saving it under “SOS” and protects the file by locking it from accidental deletion  If a “File Error” message appears during replay of the video or viewing of a photo, it may be because the MicroSD card has occurred an error. Please format your MicroSD card.  If the video or photo is unclear, ensure that the lens is clean using a dry soft cloth. Using the Program 1. Create a new folder in your computer (anywhere you prefer) called “Car Event Recorder Player” 2. Insert the supplied CD into your computer. 3. Open the CD and double‐click on the zipped file to open. 4. Right‐click on the .exe file and select “Extract Files…” 5. Find the folder you created in step 1, and extract to it. 6. Once it has been extracted, go back to the CD and double‐click on the codec file. Follow the instructions on screen to install. 7. After the codec is installed, the program is ready to use. 1
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1 – Play/Pause 2 – Stop 3 – Video 4 – G‐Sensor Graph 5 – Full Screen 6 – Print Screen 7 – GPS Map 8 ‐ Speedometer 9 ‐ Playlist 10 ‐ Compass  At the top left, click on ‘File’ and ‘Open’ to select a file  Select the file you would like to add to the playlist. To select multiple, hold down the CTRL key on your keyboard while you click the files.  Select the file you would like to view, and press the Play button. The video, GPS, G‐Sensor, speed sensor and compass will all work at the same time to give you information. NOTE: The red side of the compass arrow points to the direction of travel.  When the video is opened to full screen, only the video will be seen on screen. Double‐click the screen or press the ESC key to exit full screen mode.  To save a screenshot of the video, press the ‘Print Screen’ button. It will save the file to the same folder where the program is, in an automatically created folder labeled “screenshots”. Distributed by: TechBrands by Electus Distribution Pty. Ltd. 320 Victoria Rd, Rydalmere NSW 2116 Australia Ph: 1300 738 555 Int’l: +61 2 8832 3200 Fax: 1300 738 500 www.techbrands.com