This device allows you to record footage and audio from your camera directly to a micro SD card – no need to download an app or fiddle with your network settings!


Connect everything together and record birds, hedgehogs or any other kind of wildlife that comes your way. With the remote control, it’s easy to use from your sofa, and you can view recordings using the playback menu.


You can set it to continuously record or only when motion is detected. If you need to back up any videos simply remove the micro SD card or connect the recorder directly to a computer using a micro USB cable.


Features

  • Recording modes
    • Continuous: Records video for up to five minutes at a time. A new file is created every five minutes so you can easily manage and edit recordings.
    • Motion: Once movement is detected, it records for thirty seconds, allowing you to save storage and only record what you want to see.
  • Power up recording: When set to motion recording mode, this recorder detects motion and records as soon as it’s powered up.
  • Easy use: Configure and control the recorder using the included remote control.
  • Backup controls: If you lose your controller, don’t worry! Basic functions can be performed using the buttons on the recorder.
  • Loop recording: Once storage is full, it can be set to overwrite oldest recordings, or to stop recording.


Compatibility

  • Supports 2MP AHD/TVI/CVI/CVBS input
  • Supports 1080P HD video recording to micro SD card (256GB maximum size)
  • Supports HDMI output @ 720P resolution or RCA audio/video output to TV or monitor 
    • When the “Remote sensor” indicator is flashing blue, it is in HDMI output mode. When the indicator is flashing red, it is in RCA output mode.


Wiring diagram

Setting up

1. Insert your micro SD card into the port on the recorder marked “SD card”, with the metal connectors facing down.


2. Refer to the wiring diagram above and either

a. Connect an RCA cable from your TV to the port marked ‘AV out’. Ensure that you connect the white cable to the white port, and the yellow cable to the yellow port. 

In AV output mode, the recorder will only display in standard definition (SD). This does not affect the quality that videos are recorded at.

b. Connect the HDMI cable from your TV to the port marked ‘HDMI out’.

HDMI output mode must be used to view the live feed in high definition (HD). This does not affect the quality that videos are recorded at.


3. Connect your camera to the ports marked ‘AV in’. If your Green Feathers camera/extension cable has a different connector, use the adaptor included in the box. If you are not using a Green Feathers camera, you may need to purchase the adaptor shown on the right (BNC female to RCA male).


4. Plug in the power supply and connect it to the recorder where it says ‘12V DC in’.


5. Position the recorder so the side marked “Remote sensor” is facing away from the TV, in line of sight with the remote control if possible.

When the “Remote sensor” indicator is blue, it is in HDMI output mode. When the indicator is red, it is in RCA output mode. When the indicator is flashing, this means the device is recording.

6. Once the recorder is turned on it will show a message prompting you to format the SD card. If this is the first time this SD card has been used in the recorder, select ‘Format SD card’. This will erase all the data on the card and prepare it to be used as storage for the recorder. If there is no output from the screen, press ‘Playback/ESC then press 'Output' again.


The recorder is set to motion detection by default, so it will begin automatically recording when motion is detected. 


On screen display 

 

Remaining record time OR length of current recording

Amount of recording time left before the storage card is full, after this your oldest recordings will be overwritten, or the recording will automatically stop. When recording, this number shows the length of the current recording.

Recording mode

A green bird for motion detection, red hand for continuous recording.

Micro SD card

If there is no card in the recorder, a stop sign is shown over the micro SD card icon.

Recording quality

SD is shown for standard quality and HD for high quality.

Loop recording

ON is shown if loop recording is enabled, or OFF if it is disabled.

Output mode

HDMI or AV will be shown.

Time and date

Current time and date on device.

Record indicator

This indicator is shown when the device is currently recording.


Remote control buttons

Playback

Opens the menu to view recordings.

Record/ESC

Starts and stops recording & exits menu

Up & Down

Go up or down in the list of recordings.

Fast forward & rewind

Fast forward or rewind when viewing a recording in the playback menu.

Play/Pause

Select a item in the menu & play and pause a recording in the playback menu.

SD/HD

Switch between standard & high-definition recording quality.

Rec mode

Switch between continuous & motion detection recording modes.

Output

Switch between HDMI & AV output mode (output cannot be changed when recording is in progress).

Loop ON/OFF

Turn loop recording on & off.

Time/Date

Open the time and date setting menu. 

*Hold down this button to switch between PAL and NTSC mode.


Using the remote control

Starting and stopping recordings

Press the Record/ESC key once to start recording, then again to stop recording and save the file. If a recording was prompted by motion detection, you can press the Record/ESC key to stop recording before 30 seconds have passed.

Changing recording mode

Press ‘Rec mode’ on the remote. When the recorder is in motion detection mode, a green bird icon is displayed in the top right corner. For continuous recording mode, a red hand icon is displayed.

Setting time and date

Press the Time/Date button to open the Time/Date setting menu. Press the right direction/skip forward button to change which part of the time or date you are selecting. Use the up and down buttons to increase or decrease the currently selected number.

Press the Record/ESC button to exit the menu. To save your changes, press the Play/Pause button. You do not need to select the RESET or SET buttons to save your changes. The three numbers listed below the time/date in this menu are the times when the recorder is set to automatically restart. This feature reduces the risk of failure caused by the recorder continuously operating over long periods of time.  

Formatting the SD card

When the recorder is turned on, it may display a message with the option to format the micro SD card. This is only required the first time the micro SD card is inserted in the recorder. Press Record/ESC to close the message.

To format the micro SD card, hold down the ‘Output’ button to show this prompt again. Select ‘Confirm’ to format or ‘Cancel’ to return.

Exporting and viewing recordings

Exporting directly from the recorder

To export footage stored on the recorder without removing the micro SD card, connect the recorder to a computer using a micro USB cable. If you have connected an HDMI cable to the recorder, this must be disconnected first.

Exporting from the SD card

To export recordings from the micro SD card, remove the card from the recorder and connect it to your PC using a card reader.

Viewing your recordings

We recommend using VLC media player to view your recordings. VLC is a free, open-source media player produced by VideoLAN, an established non-profit organisation. It can be downloaded here: www.videolan.org/vlc/

Backup recorder buttons

Playback/Up

Press this button to enter playback mode. When in playback mode, press this button to move up in the list of videos.

Quality/Down

Press this button to switch between SD and HD recording modes. When in playback mode, press this button to move down in the list of videos.

Start/Stop

Press this button to start or stop a recording. When viewing the playback menu, press this button to begin playing a recording, and press it during playback to pause the recording.

Output mode

 

Hold down this button to enter the SD card format menu. When in playback mode, press this button to exit playback mode.

Using the backup recorder buttons

Starting and stopping recordings

Press Start/Stop to begin or end a recording.

Changing recording mode

The default mode is motion detection recording mode. Hold down the Start/Stop button to switch to manual recording mode. Hold it down again to switch back to motion recording mode.

Formatting the SD card

When the device is not recording, hold down the ‘Output mode’ button on the recorder. Press ‘Output mode’ again to switch between ‘Confirm’ and ‘Cancel’. Press ‘Start/Stop’ to select an option.

Troubleshooting

No display from recorder

  • Try changing the output mode on the recorder.
  • Try using a different cable to connect the recorder to the TV/monitor.
  • If possible, test the power supply for the recorder.

No display from camera

  • Check the camera is set to the correct output mode or try changing the output mode using the toggle stick on the cable coming out of the camera.
  • Try using a different cable to connect the camera to the recorder.
  • If possible, test the power supply for the camera.

Cannot record

  • Check there is a micro SD card inside the recorder, that it is inserted fully, and that it has been formatted properly and use the recorder to format it if not.
  • If you are trying to manually record, check that the recorder is not set to motion detection mode.