Manual PDF - SecurityMan Inc
User’s Guide
Mini HD Car Camera Recorder
with Smart Impact Sensor
Model: CARCAM-SDEII
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FCC Information
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.
(2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
Warranty
SecurityMan Inc warrants that this product will be free from defects in title, materials and manufacturing workmanship for one year or otherwise specified on the product packaging. This limited warranty
shall commence from the date of purchase. SecurityMan products warranty is not transferable and is
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as the manufacturer’s only obligation, SecurityMan will repair or replace the product. This warranty
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use.
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Table of Contents
Introduction
Features
Important
Restrictions
Disclaimer
Conditions
Contents
Product Basics
Getting Started
Mounting the camera
Inserting the SD card
Connecting the power cable
Turning the camera on
Light functions
Basic Operations
Set Date & Time
Format SD Card
Change to Default Settings
Buttons & Settings
Buttons
Up/Zoom In
Menu
Down/Zoom Out
Record/OK
Mode/Lock
Power
Settings
Video settings
Resolution
Loop Recording
Exposure
Motion Detection
Record Audio
Date Stamp
G-Sensor
Setup Settings
Date/Time
Auto Power Off
Beep Sound
Language
Screensaver
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Frequency
Flip Screen
Format
Default Settings
Version
Photo Settings
Capture Mode
Resolution
Burst Mode
Sharpness
White Balance
Exposure
Quick Review
Date Stamp
Playback Settings
Delete
Protect
Playing Back Videos
CARCAMII-SDEII™
Computer
Playing back and transferring video/picture using USB cable
On-Screen Display
Live view Video
Live view Photo
Playback screen
Specifications
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Introduction
The SecurityMan CARCAM-SDEII is an easy-to-use high-definition (1080P Full HD) car cam
recorder with a 1.5” LCD display and impact sensing recording. It records both audio and
video with time & date stamp which can be used to pinpoint exactly when an event occurred.
The events are recorded to a Micro SD card which can be used as evidence for auto insurance
company if there are any legal complications during an insurance claim. The CARCAM-SDEII is
perfect for all motorists and it is budget-friendly.
Features
• HD video quality and real time recording (30fps)
• Auto recording, video motion detection recording, and manual recording (video or snapshot)
modes
• Smart impact sensing recording (non-overwritable video) and locks up current and post impact
sensing video clips
• Records up to 495/199 total minutes (at WVGA/1080FHD) on a 32GB micro SD (not
included)
• Auto overwrite when SD is full (for regular recording)
• Built-in microphone and speaker
• 120 degree wide angle lens
• Has zoom capabilities up to 4x original view
• Records 30-second, 1-min, 3-min or 5-min of continuous video clips
• Built-in rechargeable battery for up 20-mins of usage (recording)
Important
This guide provides important information on the use and operation of your CARCAM-SDEII ™
and the images/features shown throughout the manual are subject to change without notice due
to system and firmware upgrades. Please read all the information carefully prior to using the
product for the best performance and to prevent any damage/injuries or misuse of the device(s).
Customers are entitled to have read through this complete user’s manual before using the
CARCAM-SDEII ™. Any unapproved changes or modifications will void your warranty. Please
ensure to have a complete understanding of the following restrictions.
NOTE: Please check your state laws and regulations to determine if windshield mounting is
legal in your state.
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Restrictions
When using this product, the safety precautions below must be taken to avoid possible legal liabilities and damages. Retain and follow all product safety and operating instructions. Observe
all warnings in the product operating instructions. To reduce the risk of bodily injury, electric
shock, fire and damage to the equipment, observe the following precautions.
PLEASE NOTE that under certain circumstances, audio/video recording may be PROHIBITED by
law. This device should be used only in compliance with all applicable federal, state and local
statutes.
• DO NOT use this product near water, for example, near a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink, or
laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool.
• DO NOT place this product on an unstable cart, stand, or table. The product may fall, causing serious damage to the product.
• DO NOT disassemble this product. Opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltages or other risks. Incorrect reassembly can cause electric shock during subsequent use.
• DO NOT use this product to infringe on one’s privacy, spying intercepting and related activities are illegal and punishable by law. Monitoring one’s private activities without consent is
illegal and this product is not designed or manufactured for these purposes.
• DO NOT use this product to carry out any illegal activities such as sneak preview, etc.
SecurityMan shall not be responsible for any consequences of illegal conducts made by users.
• DO NOT put the plastic packaging bags in reach of children or babies. Plastic bags can
create a suffocation hazard when placed over the nose and mouth.
• DO NOT plug the AC adapter into the outlet in improper situations.
• Plugging in an AC adapter with wet hands might cause electric shock.
• Plugging in the AC adapter unsteadily might cause fire or electric shock.
• DO NOT cover the AC adapter when it is connected to an outlet, place the adapter near
heaters, or put it on the floor which is equipped with a heater. The above mentioned operation
might cause fire or incidents.
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Disclaimers
• Please make sure that you are following the regulations and laws set by your states DMV
(Department of Motor Vehicles) prior to mounting your camera. This manual does not intent to
provide any specific legal advice.
• Please check the CARCAM-SDEII ‘s features periodically to ensure that it is operating as
required.
• During a car accident, the impact of the collision must be hard enough to trigger the G-Sensor
In order for the CARCAM-SDEII’S to begin recording.
• Please use the CARCAM-SDEII ™ as a tool while driving and use driver’s safety while driving.
• SecurityMan Inc shall not be held responsible for any traffic violations related to the position
ing or improper use of our product.
• Avoid mounting the camera outside of an airbag deployment zone.
• All vehicles must use the included warning stickers when using the CARCAM-SDEII ™ which
must be visible to all passengers.
• Knowing most vehicles runs off 12VDC power supply from the battery, please double check
our cigarette power adapter’s output rating before attempting to run power directly from the
car battery.
Conditions
Please read the following messages to make sure your working environment is suitable.
• If your vehicle does not cut off power to your cigarette lighter port, then you may have to
manually turn off or unplug the charger to prevent it from overheating.
• The temperature should be kept between –10˚C and 50˚C (14˚F to 122˚F). The relative
humidity should be kept between 20% and 80%.
• Avoid putting the product in places where temperature or humidity may change rapidly.
• Keep it dry, dustless and avoid lens exposure in direct sunlight.
• Keep product away from heat sources such as electric heaters.
• Do not use the camera near harmful chemicals.
• Do not place product near any strong magnetic objects
• It might influence the normal operation of the product if used at the fringe range of normal
temperature. Please turn off the power when not in use.
• Do not disassemble the product.
• Do not shake or strike the product.
• Please obey the local government’s environment protection policy.
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Package Contents
1x Carcam-SD
1x Car Charger
1x Suction Cup
1x USB Cable
User’s Manual
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2x Warning Stickers
Must be used and
visible to all passengers
Micro SD card not
included
(supports up to 32GB)
Product Basics
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Up (Zoom in)
Menu/Back
Down (Zoom out)
Power/USB
Lens
Speaker
REC/OK
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Mode (Video lock)
ON/OFF
LCD Screen
Micro SD card slot
Bracket socket
Reset
Microphone
Quick Start
MOUNTING THE CAMERA
Please make sure that you are following the regulations and laws set by your states DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) prior to mounting your camera. This will avoid any accidents and
traffic violations that can occur if the camera is mounted in a location that is prohibited by law.
NOTE: SecurityMan Inc shall not be held responsible for any traffic violations related to the
positioning or improper use of our product.
1. Determine where you will be mounting the camera. The following diagram depicts mounting
locations on a vehicle based in the state of California and its restrictions.
NOTE: According to CA VC Section 26708 (13) (A) “A video event recorder with the
capability of monitoring driver performance to improve driver safety, which may be mounted in
a seven-inch square in the lower corner of the windshield farthest removed from the driver,
in a five-inch square in the lower corner of the windshield nearest to the driver and outside
of an airbag deployment zone, or in a five-inch square mounted to the center uppermost
portion of the interior of the windshield. As used in this section, “video event recorder” means a
video recorder that continuously records in a digital loop, recording audio, video, and G-force
levels, but saves video only when triggered by an unusual motion or crash or when operated by
the driver to monitor driver performance.”
5 inch
5 inch
7 inch
INTERIOR VIEW OF THE WINDSHIELD
(Based on California’s vehicle code restriction & requirement)
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2. Using the suction cup and rotating bracket, mount the CARCAM-SDEII™ to the inside of
your vehicles windshield (use the adjustment knob to loosen and tighten the CARCAM-SDEII™
as needed).
NOTE: The CARCAM-SDEII™ can also be used to record both exterior and interior (front and
rear) of your vehicle. For interior recording, simply follow the steps above and rotate the camera
so that the lens is facing the inside of your vehicle.
INSERT THE SD CARD
Insert your micro SD card into the CARCAM-SDEII™’s micro SD slot. Make sure that you insert
the in the correct direction as shown. The SD card will make a clicking sound, indicating it has
been locked into the Carcam.
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CONNECT THE POWER CABLE
1. Connect the car chargers cable into the CARCAM-SDEII’s power socket located on the
right side of the Carcam.
NOTE: Use the brackets adjustment knob to make adjustments as needed.
2. Depending on where you’ve chosen to mount the CARCAM-SDEII™, run the power cable
around the trim of your vehicle so that it will not obstruct your view while driving.
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3. Insert the car charger into your vehicles cigarette lighter port as shown. A red light on the car
charger will light up, indicating it is connected.
TURNING THE CAMERA ON
The two ways in turning on your CARCAM-SDEII™:
1) Start your vehicle and the CARCAM-SDEII™ will automatically turn on and
begin recording.
2) Press the power button manually to turn on the CARCAM-SDEII™
NOTE: The CARCAM-SDEII™ will automatically turn on/off whenever your vehicle turns on/
off, respectively.
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LIGHT INDICATORS
Battery Charging Light (Red)
Power Light (Blue)
On Power is on (Red).
On
Carcam battery is
currently charging
(Red).
Off
Carcam is
currently on
(No light).
On Battery is currently
charging (Blue).
Off
Power is off
(No Light).
On
Battery is fully
charged (Blue).
BASIC OPERATIONS
SET DATE & TIME
1. Turn on your Carcam
• Press and hold the Power button until the “Welcome” screen appears
2. Press the Menu button twice to get to “Setup” menu
• If there is a SD card already inserted, press the Menu button until the “Setup”
settings appears on the screen
• If there is no SD card, wait for the “Please Insert SD Card” message to disappear,
and then press the Menu button until the “Setup” Settings appears
3. Select the Date/Time
• Press the “Down” button until Date/Time option is highlighted
• Press the “OK” button
4. Change the Date/Time
• Use the “Up” and “Down” buttons to change the date and the time
• Use the “Mode” button to scroll through the selection
FORMAT YOUR SD CARD
1. Turn on your Carcam
• Press and hold the Power button until the “Welcome” screen appears
2. Press the Menu button
• If there is a SD card already inserted, press the Menu button until the “Setup”
settings appears on the screen
• If there is no SD card, wait for the “Please Insert SD Card” message to disappear,
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and then press the Menu button until the “Setup” Settings appears
3. Select the Format option
• Press the “Down” button until “Format” option is highlighted
4. Confirm Formatting
• Press “OK” to confirm your SD Card to be formatted
CHANGE TO DEFAULT SETTINGS
1. Turn on your Carcam
• Press and hold the Power button until the “Welcome” screen appears
2. Press the Menu button
• If there is a SD card already inserted, press the Menu button until the “Setup”
settings appears on the screen
• If there is no SD card, wait for the “Please Insert SD Card” message to disappear,
and then press the Menu button until the “Setup” Settings appears
3. Select the “Default Setting” option
• Press the “Down” button until “Default Setting” option is highlighted
5. Confirm “Default Setting”
• Press “OK” to confirm your Carcam will switch back to its default settings
BUTTONS & SETTINGS
BUTTONS
UP/ZOOM IN
SELECT
MENU
MODE
DOWN/ZOOM OUT
ON/OFF
MICRO SD SLOT
USB/POWER
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UP/ZOOM IN
The UP/ZOOM IN button is used to navigate through out the menu and make setting selections.
It can also Zoom-In up to 4x its original distance while in video or photo mode.
MENU
The MENU button allows access your Carcam menu settings. Pressing the Menu button again
will exit you out of the menu settings. While in the Video mode, you may access the Video and
System settings. While in Photo mode, you may access the Photo and System settings. While in
Playback mode, you may access the Playback and System settings.
DWN/ZOOM OUT
The DOWN/ZOOM OUT button is used to navigate through out the menu and make setting
selections. It is also used to Zoom-out while in video or photo mode.
REC/OK
The REC/OK button is used to start and stop manual recording while in Video mode. It is also
used to take pictures while in Photo mode. It can be used to make setting changes and select
which event to view during playback.
MODE/LOCK
The MODE button is used to switch between Video, Photo and Playback. This function also locks
the current video recording on your Carcam. By locking the video file, it will prevent the file from
being manually deleted.
POWER
The power button is used to manually turn the CARCAM-SDEII™ on or off when needed,
but in most cases the CARCAM-SDEII™ will automatically turn itself on and off whenever the
vehicle does.
SETTINGS
The CARCAM-SDEII’s settings are divided into 4 categories: Video settings, Photo settings,
Playback settings, and Setup settings.
NOTE: The “Setup” settings can be accessed from The Video, Photo, and Playback settings.
VIDEO SETTINGS
The Video configuration menu consists of settings and options that are used to configure the
CARCAM-SDEII’s video recording settings. In the Video mode, press the “Menu” button to
open up the Video configuration menu.
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VIDEO SETTINGS
The Video settings consist of the following configuration options.
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Resolution – Video resolution configuration.
Loop Recording – Overwrite configuration.
Exposure – Adjust the amount of light that will affect your image sensor.
Motion Detection – Enables/Disables motion detection recording.
Record Audio – Enables/Disables audio recording.
Date Stamp – Enables/Disables date stamp on recorded events.
G-Sensor – G-force sensor configuration
Beep Sound – Enables/Disables button sound.
RESOLUTION
The CARCAM-SDEII™ supports various video resolutions that you can select from. The higher the
resolution, the better your video quality and the bigger the video size will be.
Use the UP/DOWN keys to scroll through the options. Press the REC/OK button to select your
desired settings. The available options include:
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1080FHD (1920x1080) (default)
1080P (1440x1080)
720P (1280x720)
WVGA (848x480)
VGA (640x480)
QVGA (320x240)
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LOOP RECORDING
The loop recording option serves as two features: “Overwrite” & “Segment Length”. The
overwrite feature allows the DVR to delete previously recorded events in increments when the
SD card becomes full. The segment length feature is the length each recorded event can be
before generating a new file. Use the UP/DOWN keys to scroll through the options. Press the
REC/OK button to select your desired settings. The available options include:
• Off – Disables overwrite and enables the default 24 hour segment recording.
NOTE: Setting this feature to off will create on long video which will stop recording as soon as
the file exceeds the memory cards capacity.
• 30 Seconds (default) – Enables the DVR to record/overwrite in 30 second increments
• 3 Minutes – Enables the DVR to record/overwrite in 3 minute increments
• 5 Minutes – Enables the DVR to record/overwrite in 5 minute increments
EXPOSURE
The exposure option lets you select the numeric exposure value for your video recording. The
exposure feature consists of the following options:
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+2.0
+5/3
+4/3
+1.0
+2/3
+1/3
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+0.0 (default)
-1/3
-2/3
-1.0
-4/3
-5/3
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MOTION DETECTION
The motion detection option is used to enable/disable motion detection recording. While the
Carcam is on, and the Carcam is on standby, any movement in front of it will trigger a recording. The Motion Detection feature consists of the following options:
• Off/Disable(default)
• On/Enable
NOTE: Make sure the “Auto Power Off” function is set to “Off” to let the Carcam stay on during
standby mode. When motion detection is active or turned ON, the G sensing will be deactivated. Please make sure motion detection is turned OFF for G1 and G2 sensor to function
properly.
AUDIO RECORDING
The Audio Recording option is used to enable/disable audio recording. A “Mic” symbol will
appear on the recording screen to indicate that audio recording is enabled. The record audio
feature consists of the following options:
• Off/Disable
• On/Enable (default)
NOTE: Some states prohibit the use of audio recording. Please make sure you contact your
local law enforcement agency if you are unclear on your state laws and guidelines.
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DATE STAMP
The date stamp option is used to enable/disable the date & time stamp from being displayed
on playback videos. The date stamp feature consists of the following options:
• Off/Disable
• On/Enable (default)
G-SENSOR
The G-Sensor option is used to enable/disable the Carcam’s G-force/impact sensor which will
lock the previous and current file from being deleted by the overwrite feature. The G-force acts
as a sensor for the Carcam to secure any video files recorded in the event that the vehicle gets
hit. Any force that is acted upon the vehicle will result in locking the current recording video file.
NOTE: Formatting the SD card will result in erasing all files, including the locked video files.
The G-Sensor feature consists of the following options:
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Off/Disable
1G (default)- Represents 9.81m/s2 of force (passenger car turning on a corner)
2G- Represents 19.62m/s2 of force (bump on the road)
3G Represents 29.43m/s2 of force (heavy braking in a car)
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BEEP SOUND
The Beep sound enables/disables the button sound.
• On (default)
• Off
SETUP SETTINGS
The Setup menu configures the CARCAM-SDEII’s system settings such as date and time,
language, default settings, etc. It can be accessed from the Video, Photo, and Playback mode.
Press the Menu button twice to access the Setup menu.
SETUP SETTINGS
The Setup settings consist of the following configuration options. Press the Menu Button twice.
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Date/Time – Date and Time configuration.
Auto Power Off – Auto System Shut Off configuration.
Language – Language settings.
Frequency – Light frequency configuration.
Screensaver – Backlight/screensaver duration configuration.
IR Sensor – Enables/Disables the infrared night vision.
Flip Screen– Flips your screen upside-down.
Format– Formats your SD card.
Default Settings– Restores the CARCAM-SDEII™ to its factory default settings.
Firm Version– Displays Firmware information.
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DATE/TIME
The date/time option is used to set and configure the CARCAM-SDEII’s current date and time
format. The button configurations are listed and described below:
• UP/DOWN – Use these to scroll through each selection
• MODE – This button scrolls through the date and time (i.e. Month to Day to Year, etc.)
• REC/OK – Press this button to accept and save your date/time.
AUTO POWER OFF
The auto power off option is an auto shut-down feature which, after a set time frame of inactivity
(not recording) or standby, the Carcam shuts off. The auto power off feature consists of the
following options:
• Off
• 1 Minute (default)
• 3 Minutes
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LANGUAGE
The language option lets you change the language of the Carcam. The language feature
consists of the following options:
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English (default)
French
Spanish
Portuguese
Dutch
Italian
Chinese
Russian
Japanese
FREQUENCY
The frequency option switches between the two most commonly used refresh rates “60Hz” and
“50Hz”. By default the CARCAM-SDEII™ is set to 60Hz which is standard for United Sates
and Japan. The frequency feature consists of the following options:
• 50Hz – Standard for Europe and China.
• 60Hz (default) – Standard for United Sates and Japan.
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SCREENSAVER
The backlight option controls the time you want your screen to stay on before the screen turns off
during video recording. For safety purposes, it is recommended for the screen on the Carcam to
not stay on while the vehicle is in motion. The backlight feature consists of the following option:
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Off
30 Seconds (default)
1 Minute
2 Minutes
IR SENSOR
The IR Sensor enables/disables the IR night vision sensor.
• On (default)
• Off
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FLIP SCREEN
The image rotation flips the screen, vertically. This provides the option of having the Carcam
mounted upside down. The image rotation setting feature consists of the following options:
• Off (default)
• On – Selecting this option flips the screen
FORMAT
The format setting option is used to erase all files inside your SD card, including protected files.
The format feature consists of the following options:
• Cancel
• Ok
DEFAULT SETTING
The default setting option is used apply the CAECAM-SDEII’s manufacturer default settings. The
default setting feature consists of the following options:
• Cancel
• Ok
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FIRM VERSION
The version option is used to view the CARCAM-SDEII’s firmware.
NOTE:
UPDATING FIRMWARE
1) To update your Carcam’s firmware, make sure you have the firmware file downloaded and
pasted it into the root of the micro SD card on your PC.
2) Insert the micro SD card into your Carcam device.
3) Turn on the Carcam. The power light will turn on and the screen will remain black.
4) Wait for the firmware to install into the Carcam
5) Once complete, the Carcam screen will display its welcome screen
6) To check if the firmware has been updated, go into the Setup Settings menu and check the
“Version”
NOTE: Please remember to remove the firmware file from your micro SD card to prevent the
firmware from flashing every time you restart your Carcam device.
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PHOTO SETTINGS
The Camera configures the CARCAM-SDEII’s photo snapshot settings. In the Photo mode,
press the “Menu” button to open up the Camera configuration menu.
CAMERA SETTINGS
The Camera settings consist of the following configuration options.
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Capture Mode – Used to configure single or timed snapshots.
Resolution – Photo resolution configuration.
Burst Mode – Burst mode option.
Sharpness – Image sharpness configuration.
White Balance – White balance configuration.
Exposure – Image exposure adjustment.
Quick Review – Enables/Disables quick review.
Date Stamp - Enables/Disables date stamp on recorded events.
CAPTURE MODE
The capture mode option lets you configure how the CARCAM-SDEII™ will operate every time
the snap shot button is pressed. For example, you can set it to take an instant snap shot every
time or you can implement a timer delay which will automatically take a snap shot when the set
time has expired. The capture mode feature consists of the following options:
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Single (default)
2S Timer
5 S Timer
10 S Timer
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RESOLUTION
The CARCAM-SDEII™ supports various “Mega Pixel” resolutions that you can select from. The
resolution feature consists of the following options:
• 1MP (default)
• VGA
BURST MODE
The burst mode option lets you enable the “multiple shot” option. When you take a snapshot, it
will take multiple shots in a single take, up to 5 pictures. The burst mode feature consists of the
following options:
• Off (default)
• On
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SHARPNESS
The sharpness option lets you select the image sharpness of the photos being taken. They make
edges appear more defined by darkening the darker pixels and brightening the brighter pixels.
The sharpness feature consists of the following options:
• Strong
• Normal (default)
• Soft
WHITE BALANCE
The white balance option lets you remove unrealistic color casts, so that objects which appear
white in person are rendered white in your photo. The white balance feature consists of the
following options:
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Auto (default)
Daylight
Cloudy
Tungsten
Fluorescent
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EXPOSURE
The exposure option lets you select the numeric exposure value for your snap shots. The exposure feature consists of the following options:
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+2.0
+5/3
+4/3
+1.0
+2/3
+1/3
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+0.0 (default)
-1/3
-2/3
-1.0
-4/3
-5/3
-2.0
QUICK REVIEW
The quick review option lets you preview images you’ve just taken for a short amount of time.
The quick review feature consists of the following options:
• Off (default)
• 2 Seconds
• 5 Seconds
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DATE STAMP
The date stamp option lets you enable or disable the time stamp from being displayed on all the
photos. The date stamp feature consists of the following options:
• Off
• Date
• Date/Time (default)
PLAYBACK SETTINGS
The Playback settings menu provides actions for video clips or photos that have been recorded
in the Carcam. In the Playback mode, press the “Menu” button to open up the Playback configuration menu.
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PLAYBACK SETTINGS
The Playback settings consist of the following configuration options.
• Delete – Delete video/photo files
• Protect – Protect video/photo files
DELETE
This option allows you to delete video or photo files in your SD card. You may choose to delete
one file at a time or delete all simultaneously. The available options include:
• Delete Current – Delete selected video/photo
• Delete All – Delete all videos and photos in the Carcam
NOTE: Any protected files will not be deleted if “Delete All” is selected
PROTECT
The Protect option helps prevent any video files or photo files from being deleted. When selecting “Delete All”, the protected file will not be erased.
NOTE: When “Formatting” the SD card, protected files will also be erased.
The available options include:
•
•
•
•
Lock Current – Protects the selected file.
Unlock Current – If the file is already protected, selecting this option will unprotect the file.
Lock All – Locks all files on the SD card.
Unlock All – Unlocks all files on the SD card.
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PLAYING BACK VIDEOS
You can play back recorded events using two methods; directly from the CARCAM-SDEII™ or
on a computer.
CARCAM-SDEII
To play back events directly from the CARCAM-SDEII™, navigate to the playback screen
using the Mode button. You can use the following buttons to play back and delete the recorded
events:
NOTE: Traffic lights may flash during playback.
BUTTON
ACTION
REC/OK
Press once (when not
playing back video)
Press once (during video
play back)
Press once
- Selects the highlighted event to play back/view
- Confirm an option when prompted
- Pause the video.
Press once
file view)
Press once
play back)
Press once
file view)
Press once
play back)
(during multiple
- Used to navigate through the recorded events.
(during video
- Fast forward the video
(during multiple
- Used to navigate through the recorded events.
(during video
- Rewind the video.
Mode
Up
Down
DESCRIPTION
- Switches to “Video” mode
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COMPUTER
To playback recorded video on a PC or Mac:
1. Remove the Micro-SD card from the camera by gently pushing on the SD card allowing it to
pop out from its slot.
2. Insert the Micro-SD card into a Micro-SD card reader (not included) connected to your PC
(your PC should load the SD card as a new Removable Drive).
3. When prompted, select the “Open folder to view files” option to view its contents (you should
see a folder labeled DCIM).
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4. Open the DCIM folder to view a list of all the recorded event folders. Once inside the dated
folder you can double-click any of the recorded AVI or JPG files to open them up in your default
media player.
PLAYING BACK AND TRANSFFERING VIDEO/PICTURE USING USB CABLE
1. Connect the USB data cable provided to your PC/MAC and the other end to the CARCAM-SDEII mini USB port.
2. Select “Mass Storage” as shown below.
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3. When prompted, select the “Open folder to view files” option to view its contents (you should
see a folder labeled DCIM).
4. Open the DCIM folder to view a list of all the recorded event folders. Once inside the dated
folder you can double-click any of the recorded AVI or JPG files to open them up in your default
media player.
5. To transfer video/data from the CARCAM-SDEII or backup your video footages, simply use
your mouse to click-drag the desired videos/pictures to select them. Next, right mouse click on
the the selection(s) and select “Copy” as shown below.
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6. Find a free space in your computer and right-mouse click on that location and the select
“Paste” to transfer and backup your videos/pictures to your computer as illustrated below.
On-Screen Display
LIVE VIEW VIDEO
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LIVE VIEW PHOTO
PLAYBACK SCREEN
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Specifications
LCD size
Image sensor
Viewing angle
Language for options
Video resolution
Video/Photo formats
Recording video format
Photo pixels
SD slot
Overwrite
Microphone
Speaker
Video output
Recording frame rate
G-Sensor
Video recording mode
Shooting mode (photo)
Video motion detection
Infrared night vision
Frequency
TV standard
USB port
PC mode (via USB)
Power supply
Rechargeable battery
Camera size (LxWxH)
Operating temperature
Non-Operating temperature
Operating humidity
Weight (net/Gross)
1.5” TFT LCD
Digital HD color CMOS
120°A+ grade high-resolution ultra wide-angle
English/Deutsch/French/Spanish/Italian/Portuguese/Traditional Chinese/
Simplified Chinese/Korean/Japanese/russian
1920x1080(FHD), 1440x1080(1080P), 1280x720(720p), &
840x480P(WVGA),640x480(VGA),320x240(QVGA)
AVI(MJPEG)/JPEG
M-JPEG
1.3M /VGA
Micro SD card (supports up to 32GB, class 4 or above)
Yes
Built-in (Menu: On/Off)
Built-in
No
30fps
1G, 2G, and 3G built-in
*Auto record when the ignition is turned on and stop when engine is
turned off (with car cigarette lighter cable connected)
*Manual record by pressing REC button
*Video Motion Detection record
Single, 2s timer, 5s timer, 10s timer, & Burst Mode (5 consecutive shots)
Yes (On/Off; default Off)
Yes (On/Off; default On)
60Hz/50Hz
NTSC/PAL
USB 2.0
Mass Storage or PC Camera
Input: DC12V-24V, Output: 5VDC / 600mA
3.7V / 165 mAh (Charging time: 45-Minutes. Recording time: 20-Minutes.
Standby Time: 35-Minutes)
2.80”x1.2”x1.5”(without bracket)
-10°C to 50°C (14°F~122°F)
-20°C to 65°C (-4°F~149°F)
≤85% RH
0.14lb/0.66lb
If you encounter any difficulty in the operation of this product after reading the manual, please feel
free to contact us. You can reach us by phone at 1-888-977-3777 from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM Monday through Friday (Pacific Standard Time) or by email [email protected] We will be
happy to answer your questions and help you in any way we can.
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