▶ VD-9600WHG/B


▶ VD-9500H


▶ VD-1600HD


▶ VD-9000FHD


▶ VD-8000HDS


▶ VD-7000W


▶ VD-5000W


▶ VD-3000


▶ VD-1500MG/MB


▶ VD-1500G/B


security camera for cars

security camera for cars
  • Turn off the engine and remove the key from ignition.
  • Check whether the SD card is inserted to the unit.
  • Turn on the engine
  • When the engine is turned on, the system starts with the program installed in the SD card and voice notification will be announced.
  • Then the REC and GPS lamps will turn on.
  • The REC lamp will turn blue while blinking.
  • The GPS lamp will turn red if no signal, and blue if receiving signal.
  • GPS connection may take a couple of seconds to several minutes, depending on where the vehicle is.
  • 3 minutes after start up, LCD will be turned off automatically according to “Auto LCD OFF” mode in default
    Setting this is a configurable item.

  • Connection or disconnection of the optional camera with main unit will reboot the system automatically to initialize 1ch or 2ch recording mode.

Normal Recording and Event Recording
  • While the power is on, the normal recording is on as well. The REC lamp will be blinking blue.
  • In normal recording mode, recordings are five minutes in duration and are stored in the (NORMAL) folder. If the memory is full while in normal or event recording mode, the program will erase starting from the oldest recorded data then record a new file. The management is based on First-In First-Out (FIFO)
  • In the case of an impact, the sensors will trigger the event mode. Users are notified by an alarm. The REC lamp will be red and the recorded data will be saved in the (EVENT) folder.
  • When an impact is registered, the program records 10 seconds prior to the impact and 15~60 seconds after the impact (adjustable in the configuration) as an (EVENT) file.
  • Memory size allocation between (EVENT) folder and the (NORMAL) folder can be adjusted in the configuration settings.
Manual (event) Recording
  • When the [SHOT] button is pressed, it works the same as impacted.
  • The [SHOT] button can also be used to record scenes of other accidents or great scenery you may want to save while driving.
  • Viewing recording videos on LCD (2ch mode)
    1. Main camera image shows when system starts.
    2. Rear camera image shows on the screen at the first click on the “V” button.
    3. LCD turns off at the 2nd click on the “V” button.
    4. Another click on the “V” button starts the sequence from 1~3 again. (1ch mode does not have sequence no.2.)
    5. !! Note : Operate the system while the car is securely stopped for your safety.

  • Playback of the recorded videos on LCD
    • [PLAY] button starts the latest videos files.
    • [VIEW] button changes the videos according to time sequences.
    • Date and time data are displayed on the bottom of LCD.

      (#there is no time sign on LCD when no GPS data is registered.)
    • You can enlarge the video on LCD while the video is being played by clicking

      the [PLAY] button. It can enlarge x2, x4 times and return to original size.
    • Pressing [PLAY] button for more than 3 seconds will make the system return to recording mode followed by an announcement of current audio recording status.
    You can enlarge the video on LCD whilst the video is being played by clicking the [PLAY] button. It can enlarge x2 and x4 times and return to original size.
Parking Surveillance Mode
  • ”Auto Parking” option is selected as a default setting and it automatically places the unit in the“Parking Mode” once the car does not move for longer than 10 minutes after the last driving mode recording.
  • The unit will automatically turn back to “Driving Mode” once the unit registers movement.
  • If “Auto Parking” mode is not selected, “Parking Mode” recording can be activated when you press and hold the [PLAY] button for more than 3 seconds. When the system commences parking mode, a voice notification will be announced that the parking mode has been initiated.
  • When the ”Auto Parking” option is selected, “Parking Mode” controlled by pressing the [PLAY] button will not work.

  • Use the product in relieved status from (Auto Parking) in Settings in case of not needing automatic parking function. Every time [PLAY] button was pressed for more than 3 seconds to relieve or activate the Auto Parking in Settings, a voice notification is announced

  • Once in Parking Mode, the system automatically rearranges its impact sensing sensitivity to the most sensitive in order to register slight impact.
  • While there is no impact, the system records 4 frames/sec to save the SD card space and returns to normal full frame recording mode making an EVENT file when it detects an impact to the car.
  • After making an EVENT file, it returns to 4 frame recording mode again.
  • In parking mode, the system repeats the announcement of “Parking Mode is on” every 2 minutes.
  • No audio is recorded while parking mode is on.
  • In parking mode, the system repeatsthe announcement of “Parking Mode is on” every 2 minutes.
  • To return to normal (driving) recording mode, press and hold the [PLAY] button for more than 3 seconds to hear the “Driving Mode on” announcement or allow the unit to detect self-movement and return to normal mode.
  • To use the parking mode, the product has to be connected to the power source directly. In regards to direct wiring to the vehicle’s power source, we recommend using professional help.
  • Extensive and continuous use of the vehicle’s power source may exhaust the performance of the product. The company is not liable for the damages from continuous use of the product more than 24 hours. We recommend the full power to be off after use of 2~3 days in order to maintain the product longer.
Voice Recording
  • When the [SHOT] button is pressed and held for more than 3seconds, the voice notification will announce that the voice recording has been enabled/disabled and the voice recording will either start or stop depending on the previous audio recording state.
  • The initial audio recording setting can be changed in the analysis program.
SD Card Use
  • Users are recommended to use the SD card issued by the manufacturer.
    The SD cards contain necessary programs to operate the product.
    Also, the provided SD card is tested and certified by the manufacturer while other SD cards may not match the performance and specifications that authentic VisionDrive® SD cards can offer.

  • To eject the SD card from the product, the engine has to be turned off and the key should be removed from the ignition. A few seconds after the key has been removed, the product will turn off automatically and the LED lamps will be turned off as well. The built-in back up battery allows the last images to be stored into proper folders before the product is completely turned off. Wait until the LED lamps are turned off, then remove the SD card.
  • When the SD card is removed, it needs to be reinserted before you drive your car again. Without the SD card, the product will not function properly.
  • Use only SDHC supporting SD card readers to read the SD(HC) card.
  • If a voice notification repeatedly announces to insert a correct SD card, it means the SD card is defected or damaged. Purchase a replacement.
  • SD card readers can be purchased at computer accessory stores.
Automatic System Check and Safe Rebooting Function
  • This product is programmed to automatically check and reboot the system, if the product is in a non-functional status. By rebooting the system, the product notifies the user that such action is taking place.
  • By safeguarding the system in this manner, the stability of the system is reinforced. If the system keeps rebooting repeatedly, the program installed in the SD card may have been damaged or altered.
PC Analysis Program Use
  • Program Start Up
  • Program Start Up After the SD card is connected to the PC, open up the VDAnalyzer.exe file in the SD.

    Open the VDAnalyzer.exe program, then password window will be displayed.

    Type in the default password “12345678” (you can define your own password in configuration settings.)
  • How to play the files
    • To play a certain file, select a file from the list located on the right-hand side and double click on it.
    • The most recent data will be listed on the top.
    • The (EVENT) folder will be the default folder to show up when you first open the program.
    • The (NORMAL) folder will have normal recording files and you may view them by clicking “open” on the analyzer.
    • The names of the files are shown as below :
    • Item Real Filename (Windows) File list in the analyzer
      GPS Registered number-date-time-type.vd (eg)
      date-time-type.vd (eg)
      No-GPS Registered number-NOGPS-number-type.vd (eg)
      NOGPS-number-type.vd (eg)
      File searching by preview function
      File searching by preview function
  • When a file chosen is selected from the list , the screen shows the first frame of the file for your easier choice of reference. 
  • A double-click on the a selected file in the list plays the video on the screen.
Auto-play Function
  • After you double-click a file, the later recordings will automatically and continuously play one after another.
    However, the (EVENT) to (NORMAL) folders are not successive in playing. Each folder has to be opened separately.

    • Display mode
  • Front view (Camera1) and Rear view (Camera2).
    Front view (Camera1) and Rear view (Camera2).
    • Big screen for Camera 1 and sub screen for camera 2.
      Big screen for Camera 1 and sub screen for camera 2.
    • Big screen for Camera 2 and sub screen for camera 1.
      Big screen for Camera 2 and sub screen for camera 1.
    • One big screen for Camera 1 only.
      One big screen for Camera 1 only.
    • One big screen for Camera 2 only.
      One big screen for Camera 2 only.
    • Screen upside down function : camera 2 screen can be switched upside down by clicking the button.
      Screen upside down function : camera 2 screen can be switched upside down by clicking the button.
      Positioning on the map
      Positioning on the map
      • With the GPS data, the map shows the location of the vehicle while playing the recorded data.
      • The Google map is viewable only while your PC is connected to the Internet and only when the recorded video has GPS data associated with it.
      • Shock Sensor Graph
        Shock Sensor Graph
        • The graph below shows impacts on the x-y-z axis of the vehicle.
          • X-axis : measures and records impacts from the front and back of the vehicle ( 0G ~ 3G is registered)
          • Y-axis: measures and records impacts from the left and right sides of the vehicle ( 0G ~ 3G is registered)
          • Z-axis: measures and records impacts from the top and lower part of the vehicle ( 0G ~ 3G is registered)
        • The bottom and left displays a progress bar showing the time line of the video.
        • The red line is before the impact (that triggered the event), the blue line is the time after impact.
        • When the play button is pressed, it will replay the video file listed on the screen. After selecting a file from the list, double click the file from the list to play the file.
        • When you press the pause button, viewing video will be paused.

        • When the previous frame or the latter frame button is pressed, it will move backward or forward between frames within the file.
        • Brightness bar can give you better video analysis by changing the video brightness while playing on PC.
        • Sharpness bar can give you better video analysis by changing the video sharpness while playing on PC.
        • This function may cause delayed video playback.
        • While the file is being played, the speed meter will show the vehicle’s speed that was collected by the GPS .
        Restoring of adjusted image
            Restoring of adjusted image
        • It always keeps the original image no matter what is done with it.
        AVI conversion
        • The data files in the SD card are product files and will only work within the Viewer Analyzer program. 
        • To view the data on a regular PC without having the Viewer Analyzer program within the SD card, the recorded file has to be converted to an AVI file. 
        • Pause the file where you want the conversion to take place on the previewing file display.
        • Press the AVI conversion button on the bottom right side, and then a window will pop up to have the file renamed. 
        • When making an AVI conversion, you can select your options of Audio/GPS/Date & Time/Vehicle Information, Speed to be included in the .avi file as overlays to the video.
        • may use any name you like for the converted file output and there is no need to put .avi at the end
        • Press the play button again, and then the data being previewed will be converted from the point you specified or previously paused at. 
        • Pressing the pause button while the conversion is in progress, will stop the conversion at that time. 
        • If the necessary codec is not available to convert the data into an AVI format file, it may not work on your PC or a notification will pop up saying you may need to download a specific codec to proceed. In such cases, use the supplied Xvid-1.2.1-0412008.exe(on the SD card) to install the needed codec, then restart the Viewer Analyzer program to proceed again. If the codec is already installed on the PC, there may be some difficulties if the codec is installed twice. So unless there is a notification for installing a codec, do not install it.
      Video Setting
        1) Video Setting
        Shock Sensor Setting

      • You can record forward and rear view videos at the same time if you use the optional second camera. (If the rear camera is connected or disconnected while the main unit is working, the system detects the camera, then automatically alter set-up by rebooting)
      • Forward images are saved as HD(1280×720) when recording 2CH
      • Forward resolution can be set only in 1CH mode.
      • The video resolution and quality settings can be modified.
      • If the resolution is high, the file size also becomes large and will use more memory on the SD card.
      2) Shock Sensor Setting
      Record Setting
      • The sensor can be configured.
      • If the number is larger on the sensor, the sensor becomes less sensitive.
      • A setting of 10 will disable the Shock Sensor Event recording feature.
      3) Record Setting
      Vehicle information
      • You can set the recording time after an impact. (10 seconds prior to the impact are recorded and stored.)
      • Impact files are stored in the EVENT Folder and the size of the EVENT Folder is defined here. There remaining % of the SD card space is for the NORMAL Folder.
      • Audio recording is selectable here but regardless of this setting, you can immediately change the audio recording status by pushing the SHOT button on the main unit as described earlier in this manual.
      • Impact sound volume can be modified.
      • Each of the Sound Options can be configured: Event (Alarm) / Start up (Greeting) / Parking Mode(Notice) to either enable or disable the sound. The volume of these announcements is also configurable.
      4) Vehicle Information
      Vehicle information
      • You can type in your car or other information, which will be shown in the video during playback and can be included with the exported AVI video (if selected during export).
      5) Speed Alarm
      Vehicle information
      • When set to a defined number, the system will alert you to over speeding when that speed is exceeded.
      6) Auto LCD Off
      Vehicle information
      • - If “Auto LCD Off” option is selected, the LCD of the unit turns off automatically 3 minutes after your unit has started.
      7) Low Battery Detection
      Vehicle information
      • You can select whether to use car battery drain monitoring function and what the supply voltage is as part of that monitoring process. The recorder will shut down when it detects that the supply voltage is lower than the setting selected here to save vehicle battery power.
      8) Time Zone setting
      Vehicle information
      • You can select your location and time zone. then, the GPS will register your local time in your video.

      9) Type Setting
      Vehicle information
      • You can select your local speed type as Km/h or Mile/h.

      • You can also select your vehicle type as Car or Truck/Bus and this assists in calibrating the 3 axes shock sensors for angled or vertical windscreen installation.
      10) Parking mode
      Vehicle information
      • If “Auto Parking” option is selected, the unit will automatically turn to “Parking Mode” recording where it records 4frames/sec. In case the unit registers no movement for longer than 10 minutes after your unit records the last driving mode file./li>
      • If “Motion Detection” option is selected, the unit will detect a motion outside the car and will register it as an “impact” and record it as an “Impact” file in the Event folder.
      • “Motion Detection” mode is available only while the “Parking Mode” is running (not applicable during driving record mode) and the Motion Detection feature only uses the main unit camera for motion detection and not the optional second camera.
      11) Password setting
      Vehicle information
      • Your own password can be modified here. Note that password length is limited to eight alphanumeric characters and is limited to eight if more than eight are entered here