These instructions cover the following cameras:
dogcam Bullet HD2
dogcam Bullet R+
RoadHawk Ride Bullet R+
These cameras represent a revolution in high definition bullet cameras. Not only are they smallest and lightest full HD 1080p bullet cameras on the market, they are the only camera systems to offer software configuration to produce the highest quality video and audio no matter the operating conditions.
Track tested and developed in association with Formula One engineers, these cameras are the perfect helmet and motorsport camera and have been proven to withstand extreme vibration and temperature environments.
Your Bullet camera has a built-in 660maH li-poly battery for a recording duration of between 60 mins and 1.5 hours depending on the operating environment and temperature.
The battery is rated for over 1000 charge cycles. The Li-Poly battery does not suffer from battery memory effect and it is therefore not essential for the battery to be completely flat before charging.
Over the lifetime of the battery some degradation is expected. We recommend to occasionally run the battery completely flat as this helps the battery to maintain its condition. Charge your camera on a regular basis and avoid leaving it uncharged for long periods.
To charge the internal battery, connect to any USB power source. When you plug the camera into a USB supply, the LED on the rear of the camera will turn RED to indicate charging. Once the camera is fully charged the LED will go out. (The charging LED is located next to the USB port at the rear of the camera).
It is advisable not to leave the charging camera unattended for any amount of time. We recommend charging the camera in an area that cannot be damaged should a fire take place.
Video is stored on a MicroSD card which is inserted in to the rear of the camera.
The 8Gb MicroSD card supplied with the camera will hold around 1.5 hours of video at 1080p at its highest quality setting. Once the card is full, with the camera in standard mode you will not be able to continue recording.
In ‘loop recording’ mode the camera will delete the earliest 15 minutes of recording and continue to write to the memory card. Please copy any videos you wish to keep from the camera and format the card to make more space.
To insert the SD card:
A note about SD memory cards:
We recommend using high quality, branded SD cards with your bullet camera.
Memory cards should be rated class 6 or higher.
You can use 4Gb to 32Gb Micro SD cards in this camera.
From time to time, SD cards can become corrupt causing the camera to not record video or to create corrupted video files. You should format your SD card on a regular basis to minimise the risk of the card becoming corrupt.
Formatting the SD card will wipe it clean and delete any videos you might have recorded.
To format the SD card PC:
To format the SD card MAC:
Your bullet camera is supplied with various mounts.
Choose the mount most suitable for your application.
Make sure the surface is clean and dry before applying a 3M pad.
Make sure you know the exact position you want the camera to be in before applying the 3M pad.
Peel back the 3M sticker from the pad and press the tray firmly in to position.
Leave it to bond for at least a couple of hours before use.
Once the adhesive mount has been applied, do not remove and reuse.
Always use a safety tether
The camera's LED next to the power button will flash GREEN/BLUE to indicate the camera is recording.
If the battery is flat or there is no available space on the SD card or if the SD card is not inserted then the camera will turn on briefly and turn off again.
To Start recording:
Press and hold the power button for 2 seconds.
The camera will vibrate to let you know it is recording.
DO NOT LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE FRONT ON THE CAMERA WHEN STARTING OR WHILE THE LASER IS ON
To Stop recording:
Press and hold the power button for 2 seconds.
The camera will vibrate twice and then shut down.
(CAUTION: THE LASER WILL ALSO FLASH MULTIPLE TIMES WHEN SHUTTING DOWN)
There are two rear caps supplied with your bullet camera.
The sealed end cap is designed for when the camera is being submerged in water and heavy rain.
For better audio use the cap with holes in it.
If you are filming at speed, the sealed cap will reduce wind noise.
Also check the microphone volume level settings to help reduce wind noise.
Your bullet camera produces .MOV video files.
These files are compatible with up to date computer operating systems.
In most cases, Windows media player for Windows or Quicktime for MAC computers will be able to play your video.
If you find the playback is not smooth or you get a message about the video codec not being supported then you will need to download some free software.
We recommend VLC which can be downloaded for FREE from www.videolan.org
VLC usually does a better job of playing back H.264 video than any built-in playback software.
Connect your camera to your computer.
When the camera turns on, it will act as an SD card reader.
Both the dogcam and RoadHawk Bullet R+ cameras are supplied with a wireless remote controller and a wireless remote receiver.
The Remote receiver part needs to be attached to the camera in order for the remote controller to be active.
Controlling the camera with the remote:
Controlling more than one camera with a single remote:
Charging the remote:
The remote controller has a built-in rechargeable battery. The battery is sealed inside the remote. To charge this battery, open the watertight door on the right side of the remote controller. Plug the remote in to any USB cable. The LED on the camera will light red to indicate it is being charged.
Once the remote controller is fully charged, the LED will go off. A full charge will take between 1 and 2 hours.
It is possible to use the remote with the camera whilst it is charging.
When the remote controller is turned on, the battery will last for about 6 hours in standby mode.
When connecting the remote receiver to the camera, ensure it is fully tightened so that the camera will still be waterproof. If the remote receiver is not all the way in then it may fail to operate correctly.
It is NOT possible to use the remote to turn the camera on and off. You have to manually turn both the camera and remote in to standby mode by following the instructions above.
When the camera and the remote are in standby mode, the batteries will eventually go flat even if you are not recording. The life of the battery in the camera when in standby mode is approx. 4 to 5 hours.
With the remote attached to the camera, you should be getting between 60 and 75mins record time depending on the temperature and conditions the camera is being used in.
To change the settings you need to plug the camera into the computer and launch the camera software.
When you first turn your camera on it reads a file on the SD card called settings.txt
Do not try to edit this file yourself.
Use the supplied software to make changes to your camera.
WARNING: If you use extreme values on some of these settings, the camera will not perform well.
For example: Setting the brightness too low will result in a completely black image being recorded.
Click SETTINGS in the configuration software.
Click to make a change to a setting and a brief explanation will show on the left side describing the functions of that setting.
Once you have made the desired changes to the settings on your camera, press the SUBMIT button to save them to the camera.
Unplug the camera and turn on to apply the new settings.
Setting the time/date:
The camera has a built-in clock.
If you enable time/date stamp in the settings it will be recorded in the lower right corner of your video.
Once you have made a recording with the time/date.
To set the time and date on your camera, click the Set Time link in the top right hand corner of the software.
Use the drop down boxes to choose your own time and date and click Set as Above to apply them to the camera.
Alternatively, click Set as System Time to apply the time and date as set by your computer.
As soon as you have done this, a Settime.txt file is written to the SD card of the camera. Unplug the camera and turn it on to apply.
With the rear cap fully screwed on tightly you can wash your camera in warm water.
Dry the camera with a soft cloth.
Clean the lens of the camera with a micro fibre lens cloth.
If the outer lens becomes scratched or damaged then it can be replaced.
Your camera uses a Li-Poly battery.
This battery can go out of condition if left uncharged for a long time.
You should try to charge and use your camera on a regular basis.
Try not to leave the camera's battery uncharged for a long time.
From time to time there might be firmware updates available for your camera.
The firmware is the operating system for your camera.
A new firmware might resolve bugs, make the camera more reliable, increase battery life or add new features.
Load your camera's configuration software.
Connect the camera to the computer using the USB cable.
The software will recognise your camera is connected and check for updates.
1080p/30fps @ 12 Mbit/s data rate,1GB memory can record 10 minutes of video.
720p/60 @ 12 Mbit/s data rate, 1GB memory can record 12 minutes.of video.
Your camera has a class 2 red laser.
When you turn the camera on, it will fire the laser from the front lens.