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720P HD Keychain Camera - 808 HD #16 (1280x720)


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Specifications
Camera Specs
Basic Operation

Power Button:

Click button to turn camera on (red then solid yellow light) This is standby mode.
Holding button for 3 seconds will shut down camera, this will also stop and save any video recording and shut down camera (indicator off)

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)

Shutter Button:

In picture mode (red led) click button to take a picture, indicator blinks yellow for each picture.
In video mode (solid yellow led) click button to record a video (indicator light blinks twice)

Camera Drive
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
All 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

Charging
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

PIP Using Movie Maker 6
Make a picture in picture video using RehanFX transitions and effects for Vista movie maker.
See example video:
RehanFx PIP

SD Cards

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.
Example:
Class 2 = 2MB/second
Class 8 = 8MB/second
Class 10 = 10MB/second
This is the minimum data transfer for each card.

When inserting the SD card the brass pins on card will face towards top of camera.
To remove or insert SD card push card IN until you hear a "click" sound.

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.
WebCam Mode
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.
Configuration
The configuration file is automatically generated from the camera to SD card.
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.

Configuration settings:

Basic Settings and How They Work here

Firmware
Last firmware update
Dec 2012
Original Manual
Original manual that comes with camera.
Configuration Software
Windows software to configure settings using USB connection.
Ez_Configuration
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.

Cons: None
 

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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