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Clear Dash HD X-1000 Owner's Manual

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Video Recorder

Warranty information inside.

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Notice: Windshield Mounting Legal Restrictions

Before mounting Clear Dash HD on windshield, consult state and local ordinances. Some 

states may outlaw suction mounts while driving or regulate where suction mounts are located 

in your vehicle. Many states have restrictions against “non-transparent material” on a car 

windshield that may obstruct the driver’s view.
Warning: This product and its components contain chemicals known to the state of 

California to cause cancer, birth defects,  

or reproductive harm. This Notice is being provided in accordance with California’s 

Proposition 65. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please refer to 


Ensure proper disposal of the rechargeable battery.  

The battery contained in this device is lithium ion. To locate a battery recycling center 

near you, call 1-800-8-BATTERY or 1-877-2-RECYCLE for proper disposal.


• Do not expose Clear Dash HD to rain or moisture.
•  Clear Dash HD is intended for use in a motor vehicle. Do not install the product where it will 

block the driver’s view of the road (including mirrors) or the deployment of airbags.

•  Keep your attention on the road! Do not try to operate or focus on device while driving. If you 

have to concentrate on or adjust the device, pull over to the side of the road for a moment.

•  Make sure the camera lens is kept clean and there is nothing blocking the lens.
•  Do not leave Clear Dash HD in direct sunlight for a long period of time or where the temperature 

could go above 140°F (60°C).

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Clear Dash HD Features & Functions

1. 5V Mini USB Power Input Jack

2. Memory Card Slot

3. AV Out

4. Speaker

5. Bracket Hole

6. Microphone

7. Battery Cover

8. Lens

9. Motion Sensors

10. On/Off Button - Charge Indicator

11. Record/Photo/In-Use Indicator/Select

12. 2.5” Color Display

13. Menu Button

14. Down Button

15. Up Button

16. Mode (Record/Photo/Preview)

17. Suction Mounts to Windshield

18. Adjusts Angle / 360° Pivot

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Battery Fill  


Date & Time Stamp

Clear Dash HD  

Screen Features

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1. Power Port Car Charger with Mini USB Cable 

2. Lithium Ion Battery

3. USB to Mini USB Charging Cable

4. Memory Card

Clear Dash HD  


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Clear Dash HD  

Operating Instructions

Getting Started



1. Remove battery from protective packaging  

    and insert into unit. 

2. Insert memory card into memory slot. 

3.  Mount unit on dash or window of vehicle 

with camera facing the area to be 



Mounting to Dash with Suction Cup


a. Attach Clear Dash to the suction  


  mount by screwing mount into bottom  


  of cam.


b. Locate a suitable position to mount  


  the dash cam. Do not obstruct visibility  


  for driving. 


  A smooth surface is needed for  


  suction cup to secure properly.


c. Make sure surface is clean as well as  


  suction cup.


d. Press suction cup to surface and  


  switch lever. 


e. Test Mount to make secure.  If loose  


  repeat process. 



4. Connect unit to power supply. 

5. Press and hold ON/OFF button to turn on. 

6.  Press REC button to start/stop recording. 

Check video screen and adjust unit 

position for best picture recording.

Battery must be charged for first use. 

Charge battery for 3 hours.

  Setting Time and Date.

  • Press Menu button one time, then press  

   Mode button to enter setup.

  • Scroll UP or DOWN to Date &Time.

  • Press REC button.

  • Press UP or DOWN key to select Date.  

   Press REC button to accept.

  • Press MENU to Exit.

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1. If the unit does not turn on after charging, Disconnect power, remove 

battery and reinstall to active it. Reconnect power.
2. Please do not take out the battery or memory card during unit working, 

otherwise unit program and screen display will be easy damaged.

2 Modes of Operation: 

1. Operation by Car Power Port (12/24V)

a.  Using Power Port cable, plug micro USB end into Clear Dash HD and the other end into the 

Power Port/cigarette lighter or…

b.  Using USB cable, plug micro USB end into Clear Dash HD and the USB end into a USB power 

adapter or USB connection.

c.  The Clear Dash HD will charge the lithium ion battery while it operates on the car’s 

electrical power. The red light will display when unit is charging and will remain on when 

power is connected.

d. Clear Dash HD will begin recording automatically when car ignition is turned on.
e.  When car ignition is turned off, Clear Dash HD turns off automatically and a file of the 

recording is saved automatic.

2. Operation by Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery

a.  Charge the Clear Dash HD as per instructions above. The charge of battery can be seen by 

the battery strength meter located on the screen in the lower left corner.

b.  To use by battery power, press ON/OFF button to start and stop recording.

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NOTE: Use USB adapters that supply an output voltage of 5V-1A.
• Do not overcharge the battery.
For most cars, power ports or USB ports will turn off when ignition is off. Some cars have power 

and USB ports that stay active and Clear Dash HD will remain on. If MOTION setting is on, then 

recording will only take place when motion is detected though Clear Dash HD stay on. In order to 

turn off with active power ports, Clear Dash HD must be turned off by pressing ON/OFF button.

Clear Dash HD Modes – 4 Functions

With unit powered on, press MODE button to switch between functions.
Recording Video/DVR  Turn on Clear Dash HD, unit will record. Press REC can start/stop 

recording. When car stops and power is turned off, recording file is being saved automatic. Files will 

be saved in time intervals set in MENU settings. Once memory card is full, files will be rewritten from 

oldest one by one. Except the locked one. 
Photo/Camera  Turn on Clear Dash HD, press MODE button once to switch to Camera Mode. 

Camera Icon will appear in upper left corner of screen. Press REC to take photo. Picture size can be 

set by pressing menu and then REC button to select 3M, 2M, 1M, and VGA. Accept by pressing REC 

and MENU to exit.
Record Audio  Record audio files. Turn on Clear Dash HD, press MODE button two times to select 

audio record picture. Audio microphone will appear in upper left corner of screen.  

Press REC to start / stop recording, press up to pause / record.
Preview/Delete Files  Turn on Clear Dash HD, press the MODE button three times to enter 

preview play mode. Scroll UP or DOWN to select file to play. Press REC to start and stop. If file is 

to be deleted / locked / slide show / voice memory , select and then press MENU button to enter 

into delete /  locked / slide show / voice memory mode.

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Movie Size

640 x 480 VGA 720 x 480 1280 x 720

1920 x 1080

Date Stamp

Date & Time

Date Only


Motion Detect



Loop Record



Loop Time

15 Min

10 Min

5 Min

3 Min

2 Min

1 Min

Video Sound



Menu Settings: Video

Movie Size  Video size resolution
Date Stamp  Date and Time stamp
Motion Detection  With motion detection 

selected on, unit will automatically record 

when there is movement in front of the unit. 

Recording will stop when movement stops.
Loop Records  Allows to set on or off loop 

Loop time  Allows to set time of
Video Sound  Allows sound to be on for 

recording or off.

1.  Turn on Clear Dash HD by holding ON/OFF 

button down for 3 seconds.

2. Press MENU to enter video settings.
3. Scroll UP and DOWN to desired setting.
4. Press REC to select.
5. Press UP and DOWN to select desired setting.
6. Press REC to accept.
7. Press MENU / Off to Exit.

Menu Settings: Setup 

Sounds Select sound and volume for function 


Power Frequency  Select 60hs or 50 Hz

Power Save Select time for unit auto off

Panel Protect Select time for screen auto off

Date & Time  Set current date and time

Language  Select Language

TV out  Select TV system out

Format  Format card option

IR LED  Infrared LED on /off

Reset All


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Date & Time  Set current date and time

Language  Select Language

TV out  Select TV system out

Format  Format card option

IR LED  Infrared LED on /off

Reset All


1.  Turn on Clear Dash HD by holding ON/OFF 

button down for 3 seconds.

2. Press MENU one time to enter set up.
3. Scroll UP and DOWN to desired setting.
4. Press REC to select.

5. Press UP and DOWN to select desired 


6. Press REC to accept.
7. Press MENU one time to Exit.





up/down to select every function ,use the mode 

key to change, select REC to save and continue


Shutter (on) Start-up (None) Beep (on) Volume  (1) Shutter 








Power Frequency

60 hz

50 hz

Power save

1 min


3 min

5 min

Panel Protect


1 min

2 min


Date & Time

06/01/2016  00:00

up/down to change, mode 

key to turn right, select 

REC to save and continue



Traditional Chinese, Basic Chinese, Italian,

Espanol, Portuguese, Nederlands, French, 

Magyar, Polski, Turkish, Dutch, Russian, 

Japanese, Korean, Thai, Spanish

TV Out









Reset All






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Day/Night Recording

In video or camera mode, press ON/OFF button to change from daylight to nighttime. An icon of a 

sun will appear on screen for daylight and icon of a moon for nighttime.

Downloading Files

1. Connect the Clear Dash HD to a computer using the USB cable. 

2. Memory disk will appear in “my computer”. 
3. Download files from the memory disk folder.

Loop Recording

The Clear Dash HD video recorder has a continuous recording function.  When the memory card 

is full, the Clear Dash HD will record over the oldest saved files. The saved files are stored in files 

of 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 15 minutes intervals. These intervals can be changed in Menu settings: video 

section (Default is 15 minutes). Oldest files will be recorded over as sections, one by one.
NOTE: Important files should be saved to a computer or another storage device to avoid being overwritten.

Technical Specifications:

1.  Video Resolution: 1920 x 1080 / 1280 x 960 / 720 

x 480 / 640 x 480 Pixels

2. Shooting: Continuous

3. AVI Save Format

4. Power Supply: Car Charger / Lithium Battery, Built-in

5. Memory Card: 32GB Maximum

6. Records Voice

7. USB Output

8. 270° Rotation; 2.5” Color Display

Setting Motion Detect

Setting Motion detect to ON in Menu settings will allow for Clear Dash to record on battery power. 
Clear Dash will sense motion in the direction it is pointed and start to record. Unit will save and 
turn off without motion and after auto off times out. See Menu settings table for instructions.

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5. Memory Card: 32GB Maximum

6. Records Voice

7. USB Output

8. 270° Rotation; 2.5” Color Display

Trouble Shooting:

Unit will not turn on -  Unit must be charged. After charging, remove power cable, 
remove battery and reinstall. 
Unit is not recording - Check if the memory card is installed or full.  Another situation 
might be that the card does not match the unit, install memory card supplied with the unit.
Battery is not charging -  Remove and reinstall battery and try charging again. Battery 
strength meter will show on the screen lower left corner. 
Battery is Dead after a few hours -  Unit may be running on battery due to Motion 
detect set to “on”. If set to Motion detect and constant motion, then battery power will 
drain more quickly. 
No memory card - The card does not match the unit, install memory card supplied 
with the unit. Format new memory card. See settings.
Recorder display is full - Delete some files or change to a new memory card.
Images are blurred - Clean camera lens or vehicle windshield.
Display shuts off - The display turns off after a preset time, it is caused by unit default 
Panel Protect, this time can be changed and set on Menu settings (Panel Protect).
Can’t Loop record - Please check your Menu default setting to “on”.

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The manufacturer warrants that all parts and components are free of defects in materials 
and workmanship for 60 days from the date the product is received. This warranty is valid 
only in accordance with the conditions set forth below: 
1.   Normal wear and tear are not covered by this warranty. This warranty applies 

to consumer use only, and is void when the product is used in a commercial or 
institutional setting. 

2.   The warranty extends only to the original consumer purchaser and is not transferable. 

In addition, proof of purchase must be demonstrated. This warranty is void if the 
product has been subject to accident, misuse, abuse, improper maintenance or repair, 
or unauthorized modification. 

3.   This limited warranty is the only written or express warranty given by the manufacturer. 

Any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose on this 
product is limited in duration to the duration of this warranty. Some states do not allow 
limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply 
to you. 

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4.   Repair or replacement of the product (or, if repair or replacement is not feasible, a 

refund of the purchase price) is the exclusive remedy of the consumer under this 
warranty. The manufacturer shall not be liable for any incidental or consequential 
damages for breach of this warranty or any implied warranty on this product. Some 
states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages,  
so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. 

5.   This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which 

vary from state to state.

Procedure for Warranty Repairs or Replacement:

If warranty service is necessary, the original purchaser must pack  

the product securely and send it postage paid with a description  

of the defect, proof of purchase, and a check or money order  

for $9.99 to the following address: 

Tristar Products Inc., 500 Returns Road, Wallingford, CT 06495.

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We are very proud of the design and quality  

of our Clear Dash HD. This product has been manufactured 

to the highest standards. Should you have any problem,  

our friendly customer service staff is here to help you.

973-287-5166  •  cleardashhd.com

Distributed By:

Tristar Products, Inc.

Fairfield, NJ 07004

©2017 Tristar Products, Inc.


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