720P HD Keychain Camera - 808 HD #16 (1280x720)
Click button to turn camera on (red then solid yellow light) This is
The power button acts as the mode selector to switch between video/pictures/webcam. With camera in standby mode (solid yellow light) click button to enter picture mode (red led) click button again its in video mode (yellow led) With the SD card removed pushing the power button will start webcam mode (red led)
In picture mode (red led) click button to take a picture, indicator blinks
yellow for each picture.
|When connecting the cam using the USB connector for the first time a box will pop up "installing drivers" which are the USB mass storage device and video camera USB device. A new drive will be listed on your pc, as example: Removable Disk (J;)|
|Pictures and Videos|
media files will be saved to the "DCIM/100HDDVR
folder on the camera drive. Right click any of the media files you created
in the folder for options like Cut, Copy, Paste, Delete. What I do is
highlight all media, cut
and paste them to a folder on my pc, this deletes them off camera and saves
them to pc.
File names for all recorded media start with MINIxxxx
|During charging the green led will remain solid, when fully charged the green led will shut off. USB takes about 1 hour 50 minutes to charge if the battery is completely empty. If the green led does not light and you know the battery is low try replacing the USB cable, in many cases this solves the problem. This cam can do a 45 minute video on full charge.|
|Movie Maker 6 for Win 7|
|Windows live movie maker that shipped with windows 7 is more of a down graded movie maker 6. For those who want the better movie maker 6 for win7 -64 bit edition you can download it here, download also includes K-lite codec pack 64 bit. See how to: video|
SD cards range from 2-32 GB. The cards used are the Micro SD/TF/SDHC with storage space 4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB. Tip: TF = TransFlash, SDHC = Secure Digital High Capacity. Your local computer store may sell these cards but you will probably find them cheaper online. The higher the class number (2, 4, 6...) the faster the read/write speed. Transcend, Kinston, and SanDisk are popular brands. Class numbers will be circled, see pic below.
Class is the rate in
which data flows to and from the card.
the SD card the brass pins on card will face towards top of camera.
|In camera formatting|
|With USB connected camera on (red led) press and HOLD the shutter button then disconnect the USB, then let go of shutter button. After about 5 seconds the red light will start blinking then the camera will shut off (no led) format is complete. Note: This will delete everything on card.|
Remove the SD card, plug in
USB then press the power button until you
see the red led appear.
Note: If this is the first time using webcam mode drivers will download first.
Camera is now in web cam mode.
If you dont have the Amcap program you can download it here.
Open "Amcap.exe" to view the live capture from camera.
The configuration file is automatically generated from the camera to SD
With camera off press and HOLD both buttons until the yellow light appears then let go of buttons.
A configuration file has now been added to the SD card called syscfg.txt. Plug in USB then press the power button until the yellow led appears to open the camera drive. There will now be a file called syscfg.txt on the SD card. Double click the syscfg.txt file to open it. Change the settings within the brackets [ ] to your preference. After changing settings close the txt file by hitting the X top right, then select Save button on pop up box. Unplug usb and repeat steps highlighted in grey above to load the edited syscfg.txt file back to camera.
Basic Settings and How They Work here
Last firmware update
|Original manual that comes with camera.|
Windows software to configure
settings using USB connection.
|Inside the Mate 808 1080P|
|Take a closer look at the internal parts of the 808 #16|
|Pros / Cons|
Pros: Sharp clear video. Pictures look pretty good. Camera settings can be changed using a configuration file. Battery and lenz use a plugin type connector for ez replacement.
This is what the time stamp looks like on the 808 #16 HD cam. The time/date have a clear background located at the bottom left of each video (if time is used).
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