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WEEE Warning Message
Symbol for Separate Collection in European Countries
This symbol indicates that this product is to be collected separately.
The following apply only to users in European countries:
This product is designated for separate collection at an appropriate collection point. Do not dispose of as household waste.
For more information, contact the retailer or the local authorities in charge of waste management.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
This device may not cause harmful interference, and
This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for Class B digital devices, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed
to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates uses and can radiate radio frequency energy
and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of
the following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected
Use of shielded cable is required to comply with Class B limits in Subpart B of Part 15 of the FCC rules.
Do not make any changes or modifications to the equipment unless otherwise specified in the manual. If such changes or modifications should be made, you
could be required to stop operation of the equipment.
This DVR Player provides seamless DVR recordings for use with a PC application program (AP).
You do not need to install any program and you can quickly browse, playback or convert the
recorded video. Here are some of the features:
Do not need to install, but can be based on the language version of windows. It
will automatically display the language.
Provides video of browsing, playback, speed switch and dump into AVI video or
JPG photo of the function.
You can set a password for the SD card to protect the SD card contents
Can repair damaged video because of a suddenly pulled out card or power outage.
This can ensure that critical evidence is not lost.
How to use the Genius DVR Player
CPU: At least Pentium 4 2.4GHz or above
Monitor: Required to support 1280 x 720 or 1280 x 1024 resolution of the screen
RAM: At least 1 GB of memory
OS: Supports Windows XP, Windows Vista (32/64bit), and Windows 7 (32/64bit)
Audio: System must have audio device installed
USB 2.0 High Speed support of SD / SDHC card reader
You do not need to install, you can execute the program directly, and the program can be
executed in the SD card (SD card cannot be write-protected).
In Windows Vista and Windows 7, the exec. shall be the system administrator to open the normal
Software Interface Description
Image display area: Displays the current playback image.
Playback progress bar: Shows the progress of video playback, drag the mouse and you can
playback the video position where you want.
Video section list: Displays the current SD card list of all videos.
Videos in sections (Clip): Each section has a time listed when it started recording video
segments. The SD card will list all the video segments. You can choose the video you want to
Video Groups List: The SD card shows the current group information list of all the videos.
A continuous video group can be shown in video segments. Any video longs than two seconds
is considered another group.
General continuous-time recording of the section will be treated as the same group, but there
are two circumstances would be regarded as another group:
1. Each group will consist of video clips till the memory is full to 125MB.
2. Press the Lock button to protect the video and display in a group.
3. If you pull out the CD card or there is no power, or the battery does not work properly, the videos
damaged in the group will show and display in a red background. Damaged groups cannot be
played back for conversion without the use of "Repair "function. For "Repair Video" function, refer
to the button instructions.
Open the video with SD card drive
Open SD card Disk, G:\ disk, choose G:\ and press “apply” button.
If the SD card has a password, enter the correct password to open the SD card to view the video.
If the disk and password are correct and SD card has the recorded image, the software interface
will start playback of the section of the image.
Save the current screen captured into a JPG image file.
During playback or pause playback of the video, you can press this button to save as a JPG image
file, the file name will be saved as the screen name at the time.
Video archive button:
The recorded video image will be transferred as AVI video.
If you want to store in a single group or within a certain segment of the video, you can directly
select the group list in the film. Press the button video archive. After the selection, the path you
want to archive will appear, then you can choose to back up to check the video section, or choose
to save the entire group all of the backup videos.
On the bottom right, there is a file estimate, so you can see how much storage has been used.
If you want to save more than one group of files in the video group list, check the group you want
to save (see below). Then press the video button to archive these groups to save them as an AVI
File. If the video is long, the transfer process may take some time, and you can press stop to
cancel the transfer processing. AVI files can have a max. file size of 2GB. If more than 2GB, it will
be automatically saved as another AVI file.
Delete video button: Delete recorded video in SD card.
To remove certain videos within a single section of the group
Select the files in the group list, and
press the Delete button. Then delete the video section or use Delete All to delete the entire group.
2. To delete more than one group of videos: In the group list, check which groups you want to delete,
then select the delete button, press “yes” button and the video will be removed.
Tool button: For system setup
Format SD card:
You can format the SD card you use with the DVR-HD550 player.
Before you format the SD card, check that it is not locked.
Before recording with the DVR-HD550, you have to format the SD card in advance.
All videos and data, the password will be removed after card is formatted.
!!Warning!! All data will be removed after SD card formatted.
Remove SD card DVR-HD550 exclusive file format:
You can use the Genius DVR Player to
remove the DVR-HD550 exclusive file format and restore the SD card to a common FAT format for
other purpose, and you can use Windows to format the SD card.
!!Warning!! All videos and data will be destroyed if you use the Remove SD card
DVR-HD550 exclusive file format function.
Download FW to SD card:
You can upload DVR-HD550 firmware to the SD card in order to update
the firmware. When Genius has released new firmware, use this function to load the firmware of the
BIN file to the SD Card.
Before using this feature, make sure you have selected the correct disk and it has been placed in
the SD card and SD card is not locked.
Make sure the SD card has been formatted to DVR-HD550 exclusive file format to use this
If the firmware BIN file is correct and uploaded into SD card, a message "firmware upload
complete!!" will appear. Follow the Firmware update instructions to update the firmware.
You can set a password for SD card protection. If you want to create a new
password, you must enter the old password. To cancel the password, just keep the new password
field blank. After setting, press the right column of the "Save to SD card" button that will set the
password value SD card. You can input the password to open the SD card.
!!Warning!! Remember the password you set in the SD card, otherwise, you will need to
use”Format SD card: to remove the password, and will cause all videos or data to be
Displays Genius DVR Player version and release date.
Stops video during playback, also stops video transferring to AVI file.
Play/ Pause button:
video or pause video
Slow down button:
Slow downs video playing speed, provides 1/2X~ 1/5X speed, also
can slow down speed when the video is under fast forward playing.
Fast forward button:
Increase video playback speed to 2X - 5X, if the video is in slow
down speed, it can be adjusted quickly.
Adjust playback volume.
Unlocks the protected video.
The list displayed in the protected group (yellow background): press this button to determine if you
want to unlock the protected videos.
!!Warning!! You cannot lock again once you unlock, so make sure you have saved the copy
file before you perform the unlock function.
Repair damaged video.
You can repair damaged videos in the group list (shown in red background), just press this button.
You can check the video section you want to repair or you can repair all damaged videos.
The video will be restored to normal video after it is repaired, and will be marked “fixed” in the group
list. When you re-open SD card, the repaired video start time and end time is the difference
between a group of less than two seconds, it will be shown in the last group, and will not show
"fixed" in the group list.
Small window size:
For smaller desktop resolution.
Medium window size:
For normal desktop resolution.
Large window size:
For higher desktop resolution (such as Full HD)