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Whistler D13VR Dash Camera/DVR User Guide
D13VR
OWNER’S MANUAL
DVR Camera
WHAT’S INCLUDED
WINDSHIELD
BRACKET
D13VR
DC POWER
CORD
USB CABLE
Welcome
OWNER’S
MANUAL
Thank you for choosing a Whistler product. We are dedicated
to providing products that represent both quality and value.
Please read the user manual carefully before using this product.
If you have additional questions, please visit the FAQ page
on our website at www.whistlergroup.com or call toll free
800-531-0004, 8am to 5pm CT, Monday through Friday to
speak to a Customer Service Representative.
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FEATURE DESCRIPTION
Features
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Camera Lens
Speaker
MENU Button
 Up Button
 Down/Mute
Button
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6. OK/Record
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Button
LCD Display
USB Jack
HDMI Port
Reset Button
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Power Button
MicroSD Card Slot
Bracket Mount
Microphone
Status LED
FEATURE DESCRIPTION
Button and Function
1. Camera Lens – 1700 wide-angle lens.
2. Speaker – Provides audio for playback and device tones.
3. MENU Button – Press button to display menu settings.
Press and hold to switch modes: Video, Camera, Play back.
4. UP Button – Press UP to zoom in. In Menu allows
scrolling of menu items.
5. Down/Mute Button - Press DOWN to zoom out. In
Menu, allows scrolling of menu items. When zoomed
out, mutes audio.
6. OK/Record Button – Press and hold to start recording.
Press again to stop. In menu, selects highlighted items.
7. LCD Display – View photo and video.
8. USB Jack – Allows PC interface to access microSD
card, PC camera and charge the battery.
9. HDMI Port – Provides connection to a HDMI monitor.
10. Reset Button – Using a small pin, push in to reset
the device.
11. Power Button – Press to power ON/OFF.
12. MicroSD Card Slot – Slot for memory card.
13. Bracket Mount – windshield bracket attachment.
14. Microphone – Allows audio recordings.
15. Status LED – Blue = power on, Red = charging.
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OPERATIONS
Operations
Inserting a microSD Card
Before initial use, insert a microSD card. (Suggest at least a
4GB card High Capacity, up to 32GB)
Charging the Unit
Fully charge DVR for initial use by:
• 12 volt Car charger
• PC USB port
The status LED is red during charging.
NOTE: Turn DVR off before inserting or removing the
microSD card.
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OPERATIONS
Installing the Windshield Bracket
The included windshield bracket securely places the DVR
onto the vehicle’s windshield.
Follow the procedure below to secure the bracket:
1. Slide the BRACKET into the rail on the top of the DVR.
2. If applicable, remove protective film from the suction cup.
3. Clean the selected area of the windshield for mounting
using a quality glass cleaner.
4. Press the bracket onto the windshield. To secure the
suction cup press the locking tab toward the windshield.
5. Loosen the knob on the bracket to adjust the angle of the
DVR. Tighten knob securely to secure the DVR’s position.
STEP 4
STEP 1
STEP 5
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OPERATIONS
Power Connection in Vehicle
1. Plug the USB end of the vehicle power cord into the USB
jack of the DVR.
2. Insert the other end of the power cord into the vehicle’s
lighter socket/power port.
NOTE: Unit will automatically turn on and start recording
when power is applied. It will turn off when power is removed.
STEP 1
Power ON/OFF
Power On: Press
illuminates.
to turn on DVR. Blue Status LED
Power Off: Press and hold
appears.
until the Whistler screen
NOTE: The D13VR will automatically power OFF after the
low battery warning is displayed.
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OPERATIONS
Shooting or Review a Video or Image
Shooting - Video
1. Power on: Press to turn on DVR.
2. Record Video: Press OK to start recording. Rec icon
(red dot) is shown in the top left corner. Press OK
again to stop.
NOTE: Pressing the DOWN/MUTE button during video
recording will mute/restore the audio recording.
Shooting - Image
1. Take Picture: Press and hold MENU button. Camera
icon
will be displayed in upper left corner.
2. Press OK to take an image.
SD
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OPERATIONS
Review
1. Press and hold MENU button twice to enter review screen.
2. Use  or  to highlight a file. Press OK to select it.
3. Press OK again to play a video. Use OK to pause the
video.
4. Press  or  to select another file.
5. Press and hold MENU button to exit review mode.
Video
Loop Time
WDR
G-Sensor
EV
SD
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OPERATIONS
MENU Settings
There are 3 available levels; Video settings
, Camera
settings
and Global settings
. Note: Video or
Camera settings are selected when DVR is in one of these
modes and MENU is pressed.
1. Press the MENU button to see available settings.
2. Press the  or  to scroll through the settings.
3. Press OK to make a selection.
USB Settings
Connect the D13VR to a computer using the USB cable
included. Three options are available. Use  or  and OK
buttons to select an option.
Mass Storage - In this mode the recorded files can be
accessed directly from the microSD card installed into the
DVR. They can be viewed directly from the card or
transferred to the computer for storage.
PC Camera - In this mode the DVR can be selected from a
computer as an attached USB device and used as a webcam
(additional drivers may be required and are not included).
Video – Returns unit to Preview mode and charges the unit.
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OPERATIONS
View DVR Screen on TV or Monitor
Simply plug in a compatible Audio/Video cable into the
HDMI jack to an HDMI Input on a TV or video monitor for
larger viewing.
Battery Charging
Battery indication:
Full Battery
Slightly Low Battery
Low Battery
Battery Empty
• The D13VR may be charged using the included 12V Car
Adapter or USB cable.
• The red indicator light will be illuminated until
charging is complete.
NOTE: The D13VR is intended to be used with power being
supplied with either cord included. Stand alone battery
time is approximately 15 minutes.
Special Functions
• G-sensor function. If a sudden shock is detected (such
as in an accident) the video segment recorded is
protected from being overwritten.
• Automatic power ON/OFF function when using car
adapter plugged into 12V power port controlled by
vehicle ignition.
• Seamless loop recording.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Can’t record or
take photo
Confirm that the microSD card is of proper class
(C4 min.) and has available capacity.
Unit doesn’t work
with my SD Card
If the unit does not recognize the card, remove the
SD card and insert it again. If still not recognized, the
SD card maybe damaged or device does not support
this type of memory card. Try another memory card.
“files error” appears
during replay
Uncompleted files due to microSD card storage error.
Reformat or replace card.
Video or Photo
unclear
Check lens for fingerprints, protective film or other
obstruction. Use a soft cloth to clean lens.
Black image when
recording sky or
water scene
Scenes with large contrast can influence the automatic
exposure function of the D13VR. Adjust Exposure setting
in the Global menu settings
to correct image.
Color is affected on
cloudy or bright
outside conditions
Set the “white balance” function to automatic in
MENU settings.
Cross stripe
interference in
image
This is caused by incorrect “Light Frequency“ setting.
Check setting for 50Hz or 60Hz in MENU Settings.
Reset
Operation can be restored by pushing the reset button.
NOTE: No user serviceable parts inside. Do not open product.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Use and Care
1. Unit does not use a Touch Screen to control its
functions! Do not touch screen with any objects as
damage to screen may occur.
2. Do not leave unit in direct sunlight for extended
period of time, especially in a vehicle.
3. Avoid using the unit is dusty and damp environments.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Features
unit dimensions
HD camera, HD video recording
H x W xD
70.5 x 63 x 35.5mm (2.8” x 2.5” x 1.4”)
unit weight
93g (3.3oz)
lcd screen size
2.4 in. tft
pixel
3m cmos
lens
1700 high definition wide-angle lens
resolution
1080p / 720p / wvga / 480p
files format
mov
loop recording
2min / 3min / 5min
memory
microSD card max to
usb
usb1.1/2.0
dc in
dc5v
frequency
50hz / 60hz
battery capacity
400mAH
power consumption
220mA
microphone /speaker
support
language
supported languages are listed in MENU settings
32gb
± 1500ma
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SPECIFICATIONS
photo mode
12 megapixels
photo format
JPEG
video output
HDMI
video format
PAL/NTSC
usb general function
1. USB-disk
2. PC-camera
temperature range
+00 ± 400 C @ humidity of 10% - 80%
The basic function
1. Low illumination high-definition video 1080P@30fps
720P@30fps
2. The built-in low illumination high pervious to light
1700 lens
3. 2.4 inch LTPS
4. Impact sensitivity adjustment automatically lock file
5. Drive start simultaneously
6. Support cycle Video
7. HDMI output port
8. The biggest support 32 GB microSD card
9. Can charge while in use
10. Image monitor the real-time output
11. Wide Dynamic Range for better picture quality
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MENU OPTIONS
Image resolution: 1080P/720P/WVGA/480P
Loop video: OFF /2 min/3 min/5 min
Time Lapse: OFF/10fps/5fps/2fps
WDR: ON/OFF
Motion detecting: ON/OFF
Power Off Delay: OFF/10S/20S/30S
Power On delay: OFF/10S/20S/30S
Recording audio: ON/OFF
Date stamp: ON/OFF
G-sensor: OFF/High/Medium/Low
System Settings
Date/time: 2012/01/01 00:11 Year/month/day
Plate number: AAAAAA
Time Zone Setting: GMT +8
Auto power off: OFF/3 min/5 min/10 min
Beep sound: High/Medium/Low/OFF
Language: English/Simplified Chinese/Traditional Chinese/French/
German/Japanese/Korean/Russian/Spanish/Portuguese
TV mode: NTSC/PAL
Light source frequency: 50HZ/60HZ
Screen Savers: OFF/30 Seconds/60 Seconds
Exposure compensation: -2 -- +2
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MENU OPTIONS
White balance: Auto/Daylight/Cloudy/Tungsten/Fluorescent
Image Rotation: ON/OFF
Formatting: Yes/No
The default Settings: Cancel/OK
Version: * * * * * *
Playback Options
Delete: Delete The Current/Delete All
Protection: Lock Current/Unlock Current/Lock All/Unlock All
Slide play: 2sec., 5sec., 8sec.
Image: 12M/10M/8M/5M/3M/2M/1.3M
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WARRANTY INFORMATION
Consumer Warranty
This Whistler product is warranted to the original purchaser for a period of one
(1) year from the date of original purchase against all defects in materials and
workmanship, when purchased from an authorized Whistler retailer. This limited
warranty is void if the unit is abused, misused, modified, installed improperly, or
if the housing and/or serial numbers have been removed. There are no express
warranties covering this product other than those set forth in this warranty. All
express or implied warranties for this product are limited to one (1) year. Whistler
is not liable for damages arising from the use, misuse, or operation of this product
including but not limited to loss of time, inconvenience, loss of use of your product or
property damage caused by your product or its failure to work, or any other incidental
or consequential damages including personal injury.
DO NOT RETURN ITEM TO STORE WHERE PURCHASED.
FOR WARRANTY INFORMATION, CONTACT WHISTLER CUSTOMER SERVICE AT
1-800-531-0004.
Representatives are available to answer your questions Monday – Friday
from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CT
Service Under Warranty
During the warranty period, defective units will be repaired or replaced (with the
same or a comparable model), at Whistler’s option, without charge to the purchaser
when returned prepaid, with dated proof of purchase to the address below. Units
returned without dated proof of purchase will be considered out of warranty and
therefore are not covered by the described Limited Warranty. (Refer to Service Out
of Warranty section.)
Due to the specialized equipment necessary for testing Whistler products, there are
no authorized service centers other than Whistler. When returning a unit for service
under warranty, please follow these instructions:
1. Ship the unit in the original carton or in a suitable sturdy equivalent,
fully insured, with return receipt requested to:
Whistler Repair Dept.
1412 South 1st St.
Rogers, AR 72756
Please allow 3 weeks turnaround time.
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WARRANTY INFORMATION
IMPORTANT: Whistler will not assume responsibility for loss or damage
incurred in shipping. Therefore, please ship your unit insured with return
receipt requested. CODs will not be accepted!
2. Include with your unit the following information, clearly printed:
• Your name and physical street address for shipping (no PO Boxes), a
daytime telephone number, and an email address (if applicable).
• A detailed description of the problem (e.g.,“device will not power ON”).
• A copy of your dated proof of purchase or bill of sale.
3. Be certain your unit is returned with its serial number. Units without serial
numbers are not covered under warranty.
IMPORTANT: To validate that your unit is within the warranty period, make
sure you keep a copy of your dated proof of purchase. For warranty verification
purposes, a copy of your dated store receipt must accompany any Whistler
product sent in for warranty work.
Service Out Of Warranty
Units will be repaired at “out of warranty” service rates when:
• The unit’s original warranty has expired.
• A dated proof of purchase is not supplied.
• The unit has been returned without its serial number.
• The unit has been misused, abused, modified, installed improperly, or
had its housing removed.
The minimum out of warranty service fee for your Whistler DVR Camera is
$45.00 (U.S.). If you require out of warranty service, please return your unit as
outlined in the section “Service Under Warranty” along with a cashier’s check
or money order in the amount of $45.00. Payment may also be made by
MasterCard, VISA or American Express. Personal checks are not accepted.
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WARRANTY INFORMATION
In the event repairs cannot be covered by the minimum service fee, you
will be contacted by a Whistler technical service specialist who will outline
options available to you.
IMPORTANT: When returning your unit for service, be certain to include a
daytime telephone number and an email address (if applicable).
Customer Service
If you have questions concerning the operation of your Whistler product, or
require service during or after the warranty period, please call Customer Service
at 1-800-531-0004.
Representatives are available to answer your questions Monday - Friday from
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (CT) or visit the F.A.Q.’s at www.whistlergroup.com.
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CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS
1716 SW Commerce Dr. Ste. 8
PO Box 1760
Bentonville, AR 72712
Toll Free (800) 531-0004
TEL (479) 273-6012
FX (479) 273-2927
www.whistlergroup.com
CUSTOMER RETURN CENTER
1412 South 1st St.
Rogers, AR 72756
Customer Service Tel (800) 531-0004
Email: info@whistlergroup.com
P/N 403803a
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