USER MANUAL - Cobra Electronics

USER MANUAL - Cobra Electronics
CDR835/CDR855BT
USERMANUAL
RecordyourRide
HDMI,theHDMIlogo,andHigh-DefinitionMultimediaInterfacearetrademarksorregisteredtrademarksofHDMI
Licensing,LLCintheUnitedStatesand/orothercountries.
TableofContents
TheBluetooth®wordmarkisaregisteredtrademarkownedbyBluetoothSIG,Inc.andanyuseofsuchmarksbyCobra
ElectronicsCorporationisunderlicense.Othertrademarksandtradenamesarethoseoftheirrespectiveowners.
TheDriverAwarenessAlertdisplayfeatureissubjecttoUSPatentNumbers8,842,004and8,970,422andadditional
pendingUSPatentApplications.
1|P a g e ©2015CobraElectronicsCorporationPartNo.480-1061-PVersionA
TableofContents
TableofContents....................................................................................................................2
INTRODUCTION.......................................................................................................................3
CAMERAFEATURES.................................................................................................................3
ADDITIONALFEATURES...................................................................................................................4
PRODUCTSERVICEANDSUPPORT...........................................................................................4
YOURDEVICE..........................................................................................................................5
WHAT’SINTHEBOX........................................................................................................................5
CONTROLSANDCONNECTIONS.......................................................................................................6
........................................................................................................................................................6
INSTALLATION.................................................................................................................................7
BASICOPERATION...........................................................................................................................8
SOFTKEYFUNCTIONS.......................................................................................................................9
OPERATIONMODES.......................................................................................................................10
VIDEOMODE.....................................................................................................................................10
VIDEOSETTINGS................................................................................................................................11
GENERALSETTINGS............................................................................................................................12
LANGUAGESETTING..........................................................................................................................12
iRADARSETTINGS(CDR855BTonly).................................................................................................13
VIDEOANDPHOTOPLAYBACKMODE...............................................................................................13
iRadar®APPCONNECTION................................................................................................................13
iRadar®APPCONNECTION....................................................................................................14
CONNECTINGTOACOMPUTERORTV...................................................................................14
CONNECTINGTOACOMPUTERORTV...................................................................................15
FIRMWAREUPDATEINSTRUCTIONS......................................................................................15
CAMERASPECIFICATIONS......................................................................................................16
TROUBLESHOOTING..............................................................................................................17
TRADEMARKACKNOWLEDGEMENT......................................................................................17
2|P a g e INTRODUCTION
Congratulations!You’vemadeasmartchoicebypurchasingaDriveHDDashCamfromCobra.
DriveHDDashCamsprovidepeaceofmindbycontinuouslyrecordingtheroadaheadofyouin
beautiful1080PFullHDvideo.Withcuttingedgefeatures,phenomenalvideoquality,andan
industry-leadingfocusonuserexperience,DriveHDDashCamsarethebestsolutiontoRecord
YourRide.ThisUserManualdescribesthesimplestepsformounting,settingup,andusing
yourdashcamera.
CAMERAFEATURES
1080PFullHD
Recordstheroadaheadinresolutionsupto1080PFullHDfeaturingexcellentimagequality,
nighttimeperformance,andadvanceddynamicrange
2.0”LCDScreen
LargeLCDDisplaywithvideoplaybackdirectlyonthedeviceoronyourTVorcomputer
140°ViewingAngle
Ultrawide-angleviewgivesyouafullviewoftheroadwithoutanyedgedistortion
ContinuousLoopRecording
Footageisstoredin3,5,or10minuteclips.Whenthememorycardfillsup,thecamera
automaticallydeletestheoldestsegmenttomakeroomfornewones.
EmergencyRecording-AutomaticorManual
Ifyoudon’twantacliptobeoverwritten,simplyclicktheEmergencyRecordingbuttonandthe
clipwillbeprotected.Clipsareautomaticallyprotectedifanimpactisdetected.
G-Sensor
3-axisaccelerometersensessuddenaccelerations,stops,andcollisionsandautomatically
protectsfootagesurroundingtheincident.
ParkingMode
WhileinParkingmode,DriveHDcameraswillonlyrecordvideowhenmotionisdetected.This
featureishelpfulforvehiclesthathaveanalways-onaccessoryportorunitsthatarehardwired
topower.
DynamicRange
Optimizedtoautomaticallymaximizevideoclarityindaylightornighttimeconditions
SimpleInstallation
Mounttheunitonthewindshield,applypower,andforgetaboutit.DriveHDcameraswill
automaticallystartrecordingwithouttheneedforcomplexconfiguration.
ReadytoUse
Includesan8GBMicroSDmemorycard,vehiclepoweradapter,andsuctioncupwindshield
mountsotheunitisreadytouseout-of-the-box
3|P a g e ADDITIONALFEATURES
ParkingMode
SnapShot
ActionCamMode
Built-inMicrophone&Speaker
Auto-RecordandAuto-PowerOff
ScreenProtector
CustomizableWatermark
Built-inLithiumIonBattery
Supports9Languages:
o English
o Spanish
o French
o German
o
o
o
o
o TraditionalChinese
Dutch
Portuguese
Russian
SimplifiedChinese
PRODUCTSERVICEANDSUPPORT
ForanyquestionsaboutoperatingorinstallingthisnewCobraproduct,PLEASECONTACT
COBRAFIRST…donotreturnthisproducttotheretailstore.ThecontactinformationforCobra
willvarydependingonthecountryinwhichyoupurchasedandutilizetheproduct.Forthe
latestcontactinformation,pleasegotowww.cobra.com/support.Forproductspurchasedin
theU.S.A.youmayalsocall1-800-262-7212(1-800-COBRA-12).
ForproductspurchasedintheU.S.A.,ifyourproductshouldrequirefactoryservice,pleasego
towww.cobra.com/supportandfollowtheinstructionsforreturningyourproducttotheCobra
FactoryServiceDepartment.
4|P a g e YOURDEVICE
WHAT’SINTHEBOX
CDR835orCDR855BTDashCam
12VVehiclePowerAdapter
8GBMicroSDCard(pre-installedindashcam) USBtomicroUSBCable(forconnectiontocomputer)
QuickReleaseMount
SuctionCupWindshieldMount
QuickStartGuide
5|P a g e CONTROLSANDCONNECTIONS
6|P a g e Emergency Recording
Button - CDR 855 BT
INSTALLATION
MOUNT
Screwtheincludedsuctioncupintothemount.Slidethe
mountintothecameraandpressthelevertosecurethe
unittoyourvehicle’swindshield.
SuctionCupWindshieldMount
ToinstalltheSuctionCupWindshieldMountpeelthe
plasticfilmoffofthesuctioncup.Pressthesuctioncup
FIRMLYontothewindshield.Dependingonthesuction
cupstyleeithertwistthelockingringorflipthelocking
lever90°tosecurethesuctioncupinplace.Thesuction
cupcanbemovedfreelybydisengagingandre-engaging
thelockinglever.Thequickreleasemountslidesinand
outofthemountingslot.
POWER
Plugoneendofthesupplied12VVehiclePowerAdapter
intoyourvehicle’scigarettelighter,andtheotherendinto
themicroUSBport.Theunitshouldpoweron
automatically.Ifitdoesnot,PRESSANDHOLDthePower
buttonuntilthedisplayactivates.Whenthepowerbutton
isusedtopowerontheunittheusermustmanuallystart
recording.
7|P a g e BASICOPERATION
QUICKSTART
PresstheRecord/Pausebuttontostopandstartrecording.
PresstheEmergencyRecordingbuttontolockthecurrentfilesothatitwon’tberecorded
over.
POWERINGONTHEDEVICE
ThedevicewillpoweronautomaticallywhenpluggedinandcanalsobepoweredbyPRESSING
ANDHOLDINGtheOn/Offbuttonuntilthedisplayactivates.
NAVIGATINGMENUS
Wheninamenu,presstheArrowKeystonavigatetothemenuitemyouwanttoselector
changeandthenpressEntertoselectorchangetheoptionassociatedwiththatitem.Pressing
Backatanytimewillexitthemenuwithoutsavingchanges.
VOLUMEADJUST
BrieflypressthePower/Volumebuttontoenterthevolumemenu.Thereare5volumesettings
andmute(noVolume)
THESDMEMORYCARD
Thedevicecomeswithapre-installed8GBmicroSDmemorycard.ToremovetheSDcard,
pressfirmlyontheSDcardtopushitfurtherintotheslot.TherewillbeaclickandtheSDcard
willpopoutonrelease.Extractthecardandreplaceasnecessarybyinsertingacardintothe
slotandpressinguntilitlocksinplace.
Note:ThisdevicesupportsClassIVorhighermicroSDcardswithacapacityupto32GB.
CHARGINGTHEDEVICE
YoucanchargethedevicewiththeincludedcarchargerorwithamicroUSBcable.
Thebatteryinthisunitisintendedtooperatetheunitafterpowerlossduetoan accidentor
crash.Notethat,whilerecordingmaycontinue,thedeviceisnotintendedforlong-term
recordingonbatterypower.
8|P a g e SOFTKEYFUNCTIONS
The4Buttonsonthedeviceallowyoucontrolmultiplefunctionsdependingonthecurrent
statusoftheunit.Thesebuttonsallowforthefollowingsoftkeyfunctions:
Button1
Button2
Button3
Button4
Recording
Menu
PlaybackMode
SnapShot
Record
Functions
Microphone
ScreenOn/Off
Pause
On/Off
SettingsMenu
Back
Arrow
Arrow
Select/Enter
Functions
PlaybackMenu
Lock/UnlockFile DeleteFile
PlayFile
Functions
Back
PreviousFile
FastRewind
(pressandhold)
Other
iRadarFunctions
CancelAlert
(CDR855BTonly)
9|P a g e NextFile
Play/Pause
FastForward
(pressandhold)
Yes
No
N/A
TrueAlert
FalseAlert
OPERATIONMODES
VideoMode
Video/PhotoPlaybackMode
PhotoPlaybackmode
VIDEOMODE
VideoModeisthedefaultmodeforthedevice,andallowsyoutoeasilyrecordHDvideoofthe
roadaheadofyou.
Whenfirstpoweredon,thedevicewillstartinvideomodeandautomaticallybeginrecording.
Tostart/stoprecordingpresstheRecord/Pausebutton.
ContinuousLoopRecording:Oncethememorycardisfull,thecamerawillcontinuously
overwritetheoldestfootagerecorded.Toprotectaclipsothatitwillnotbeoverwritten,press
theEmergencyRecordbutton.Theemergencyrecordiconwillshowonthescreen.Filescan
alsobelockedfromtheplaybackmenuinVideoPlaybackMode.
G-Sensor:TheG-Sensorisanaccelerometerthatcandetectanimpactcausedbyanaccident.If
theG-Sensoristriggered,thecurrentvideosegmentwillautomaticallybelockedsothatitis
notoverwrittenbycontinuouslooprecording.
Note:SettingproperG-Sensorsensitivityisimportantforproperoperationoftheproduct.If
theG-Sensoristoosensitiveitwillunnecessarilylockfilesandcanresultinthememorycard
fillingupquickly.Ifit’snotsensitiveenough,thenitmaynotlockafileintheeventofa
legitimatecollision.
Shortcuts:Whileinvideomode,youcanperformthesefunctions
• Menuentersthesettingsmenutochangethevideosettings,generalsettings,iRadar
appsettings(CDR855BTonly),andlanguagesettings.
Note:Thisoptionisonlyavailablewhenthecameraisnotrecording.
• Screenon/offturnstheLCDscreenoff.Thedevicewillcontinuerecordingwhilethe
screenisblank.
• Playbackenterstheplaybackmenutoreviewpreviousrecordingsandphotos.Note:
thismenucanonlybeselectedwhenthecameraisnotrecording.
• MicrophoneToggleturnsthemicrophoneonoroff.Thecurrentsettingisshownatthe
topofthevideoscreen.
• Snapshottakesasnapshot/photo.Theunitdoesnothavetoberecordinginorderto
takeasnapshot
• Record/Pausestartsorpausesarecording
10|P a g e VIDEOSETTINGS
Videoresolution:
Thissettingallowsyoutosetoneofthreeavailablevideorecordingresolutions:
Higherresolutionswillgiveyouasharperimage,buttakeupmorememoryonthecard.
Theavailableresolutionsare:
1080PFullHD
1920x108030FramesperSecond
720PHD60fps
1280x72060FramesperSecond
720PHD30fps
1280x72030FramesperSecond
Capacity
1080PFullHD
720PHD60fps
720PHD30fps
4GB
1hr18min
1hr5min
2hr8min
8GB
2hr37min
2hr10min
4hr16min
16GB
5hr14min
4hr20min
8hr33min
32GB
10hr27min
8hr40min
17hr6min
Loopcliptime:
Thissettingallowsyoutocontrolthedurationofeachindividualmoviecliponthedevice.
Movieclipscanbesettodurationsof3minutes,5minutes,or10minutesorActionCamMode.
TurningtheloopcliptimetoActionCamModeletsthedevicerecordoneuninterruptedmovie
clip,butdisablescontinuouslooprecording.
G-Sensor:
TheDriveHDDashCamincludesabuiltinG-Sensorwhichallowsthedevicetodeterminewhen
thecarhasbeeninacollision.Ifitdetectsacollision,itautomaticallylockstherecordingbeing
madeatthetimeoftheaccident.YoucanusethissettingtosetthesensitivityoftheG-Sensor
from1-3orturnitoff.Level1istheeasiesttoactivatetheG-sensorandtheG-Sensormaylock
filesduetosmallerbumpslikepotholesandtheSDcardmayfillupwithprotectedfiles.Level3
isthehardesttoactivatetheG-sensor.
ParkingMode:
Enablingthissettingwillallowthedevicetoenterparkingmodeifnomotionisdetectedfor5
or10minuteswhilethecameraisrecording.Therecordingwillrestartwhenmotionis
detected.Thedefaultsettingis10minutes.
CobraWatermark,Date/TimeStamp,&TimeStampFormat:
Thesemenuoptionschangethewatermark&timestampthatwillappearonthesavedvideo
files.Photofilesdonotcontainawatermark.
11|P a g e GENERALSETTINGS
Volume:
Allowsyoutoraiseandlowerthevolumeofsoundplaybackonthedevice.
Date/Time:
Allowsyoutosetthedateandtimeonthedeviceandforusewiththetimestamp.
ScreenSaver:
Allowsyoutosetadurationafterwhichthedevice’sdisplaywillgodark.Thissettingisuseful
toavoiddistracteddrivingandhavingabrightLEDscreenwhendrivingatnight.Select1minute
or3minutes.
BeepSound:
Turnsthesoundonoroffforeachtimeabuttonispressed.Note:thisonlyeffectsnormal
buttonpresses.Alertstotheuseroferrors,oriRadarsounds(CDR855BTonly)arenoteffected
bythissetting.
FormatSDCard:
AllowsyoutoformattheinsertedSDCard.NOTE:Thisactionwillpermanentlydeletealldata
onthecard.
RestoreDefaults:
Resetsthedevicetofactorysettings.NotethatrestoringdefaultswillNOTerasedataonyour
memorycard.
FirmwareVersion:
Displaysthedevicesoftwareversion.
LANGUAGESETTING
Allowsyoutosetthelanguageforthedevicefromamongthe9supportedlanguages.
12|P a g e iRADARSETTINGS(CDR855BTonly)
Bluetooth:
TurnsBluetoothon/offsothecameracan/cannotconnecttoasmartphonerunningiRadar
iRadarAlerts:
AlertsfromtheiRadarappwillnotbedisplayedontheCDR855BT.TheCDR855BTwillstill
communicatewithaconnectedsmartphonerunningiRadartoreceivedate/timeandGPS
information.
SpeedUnits:
Changestheunitsbetweenmphandkm/h
VIDEOANDPHOTOPLAYBACKMODE
ThisdevicestoresvideoandpicturesonitsremovableSDCardMemory.Playbackmodewillallow
youtoreviewthesavedvideoandphotosandplaybackthevideowithsound.Toselectavideoor
photoforplaybacknavigatewiththearrowsandselectwithEnterkey.TheBackkeywillreturnyou
tothepreviousscreen.
Whenviewingavideoitcanbelocked,unlocked,ordeleted.
Duringvideoplaybackpressingthe>>or<<keyswilladvancetothenext/previousvideo.Pressing
andholdingthesekeyswillplaybackthevideoinfastforwardorfastrewindmode
Photoscanbeviewedanddeleted.Itisnotnecessarytolockphotofiles–theyarenotoverwritten
bycontinuouslooprecording.
iRadar®APPCONNECTION
TheCDR855BTusesaBluetooth®SmartconnectiontotheCobraiRadar®smartphoneapp.
Smartphoneintegrationallowsfor:
1. EmbeddingGPS,Speed,Heading,andG-SensorInformationintovideofootagerecorded
onthedashcam.
2. DisplayingiRadardriverawarenessalertsincluding:
Live Police
Speed Cameras
Red Light
Cameras
Caution Areas
13|P a g e Speed Traps
iRadar®APPCONNECTION
DownloadtheappfromtheAppStoreorGooglePlay.
ForiPhone®4sandlaterwithBluetooth®Smart:
• PoweronyourdashcamandbesurethatBluetoothisenabled
• MakesureyouriPhone’sBluetoothisON.ThedashcamwillNOTAPPEARinthe
iPhone’sBluetoothSettingsMenu.
• StarttheCobraiRadarApp.PresstheMenubuttonintheupperleftoftheappand
selectDevices.Followtheonscreeninstructionstocompletethepairingand
connection.
Whencomplete,a“connected”chimewillsoundand
dashcamdisplay.
ForAndroid™DeviceswithBluetooth®Smart:
• Poweronyourdashcam.
• EnteryourAndroiddevice’sBluetoothSettingsMenu.
• ScanforDevicesandselectDriveHDtopair.
•
•
willturnwhiteonthe
EntertheCobraiRadarApp.A“connected”chimewillsound,and
whiteonthedashcamdisplay.
willturn
CONNECTINGTOACOMPUTERORTV
ThisdevicecanconnecttoacomputerortelevisionviatheUSBorHDMIportslocatedonthe
sideoftheunit.
UsetheUSBportonthesideofthedevicetoconnectthedevicetoyourcomputer.When
connectedyouwillbegiventwooptions:ConnecttoComputerorPowerOnly.
14|P a g e CONNECTINGTOACOMPUTERORTV
SelectConnecttoComputertoaccessthedeviceviayourcomputer.
Bydefault,yourdeviceconnectstoyourcomputerinMassStoragemode,andactslikeaflash
drive.Videoscanbeviewedwithanystandardvideoplayerthatsupports.movfiles.
SelectPowerOnlytoturntheunitonfornormaloperation
UsetheHDMIPorttoconnectthedevicetoaTVormonitorusingaminiHDMIcable
(notincluded).
FIRMWAREUPDATEINSTRUCTIONS
Foroptimalperformance,checkwww.cobra.comperiodicallyforsoftwareupdates.
•
ConnecttheDashCamtoyourcomputerusingtheincludedUSBtoMicro-USBcable.
•
PowerontheDashCamandselectConnecttoComputerusingtherecord/select
button.
•
ThecamerawillbelistedasDRIVEHDinWindowsExplorer.
•
Downloadtheupdatefilefromwww.cobra.com.Note:Youdonotneedtodoubleclick
oropenthisfileonthecomputer.
•
Copy/pasteordragtheupdatefile(SD_CarDV.bin)intotherootdirectoryofthe
DRIVEHDfolder.Note:thefilenamemustbeSD_CarDV.bininordertoupdatethe
firmware.
•
WaitforthefiletotransferandthensafelydisconnecttheDashCamfromthe
computer.TheDashCamwillturnoff.
•
PlugtheMicroUSBcordintotheMicroUSBport.TheDashCamwillturnonand
automaticallybootintotheFirmwareUpdateMenu.
•
UsetheUp/DownarrowstohighlightYESandthenselectitwiththeSelectButton.The
unitwillupdatefor10-15secondsandthenturnoff.
•
Powertheuniton.YouwillagainbeautomaticallybootedintotheFirmwareUpdate
Menu.YoucannowselectDELETEtodeletetheupdatefileoffofyour
unit.Alternatively,youcanconnecttoyourcomputerandmanuallydeletethe
SD_CarDV.binfilefromtheMicroSDcard.Thiswillpreventtheunitfrombootinginto
theFirmwareUpdateMenuinfuturepowercycles.YourDashCamisnowupdated.
15|P a g e CAMERASPECIFICATIONS
16|P a g e TROUBLESHOOTING
Ifyourunitdoesnotappeartobeoperatingproperly,pleasefollowthesetroubleshooting
steps:
•
•
•
•
Makesurethepowercordisproperlyconnected.
Makesurethesocketofyourvehicle’scigarettelighteriscleanandfreeofcorrosion.
Makesurethepowercord’scigarettelighteradapterisfirmlyseatedinyourcigarette
lighter,andtheStatusLEDison.
Checkthepowercordfuse.(Unscrewtheribbedendcapofthecigarettelighteradapter
andexaminethefuse.Ifrequired,replaceitwitha2-ampfuseonly.)
Fordetailedandup-to-dateFAQ’s,pleasevisitwww.cobra.com/support/faqs.
TRADEMARKACKNOWLEDGEMENT
Cobra,thesnakedesign,DriveHD™,theddesign,andRecordyourride™areproprietarytrademarksofCobraElectronicsCorporation,USA.
Othertrademarksandtradenamesarethoseoftheirrespectiveowners.
CobraElectronicsCorporation™isatrademarkofCobraElectronicsCorporation,USA.
HDMI,theHDMIlogo,andHigh-DefinitionMultimediaInterfacearetrademarksorHDMIregisteredtrademarksofHDMIlicensingLLCinthe
UnitedStatesandothercountries.
NOTE:Thisdevicecomplieswithpart15ofFCCrules:Operationissubjecttothefollowingtwoconditions:(1)Thisdevicemaynotcause
harmfulinterference,and(2)Thisdevicemustacceptanyinterferencereceivedincludinginterferencethatmaycauseundesiredoperation.
CAUTION:ModificationsorpartsnotapprovedbyCobraElectronicsCorporationmayviolateFCCRulesandvoidauthoritytooperatethis
equipment.ThisdevicecomplieswithRSS-310ofIndustryCanada.Operationissubjecttotheconditionthatthisdevicedoesnotcauseharmful
interference.
CANICES-3B/NMB-3B.
DISPOSALOFELECTRONICSEQUIPMENT:Thisproductmaycontainhazardoussubstancesthatcouldimpacthealthandtheenvironmentifnot
disposedofproperly.
Thecrossedoutwheeledbinsymbolindicatesthattheproductshouldnotbedisposedofalongwithhouseholdwaste.Itshouldbehanded
overtoanapplicablecollectionpointfortherecyclingofelectricalequipment.Byensuringthatthisproductisdisposedofcorrectlyyouwill
help/preventpotentialnegativeimpactontheenvironment.
Ifyouneedmoreinformationonthecollection,reuseandrecyclingsystems,pleasecontactyourlocalcivicofficeortheshopwhereitwas
originallypurchased.
WARNING:ThisproductcontainschemicalsknowntotheStateofCaliforniatocausecancerandbirthdefectsorotherreproductiveharm.
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