Introducing one of the newest products from LawMate, the PV-500ECO Portable Digital Video HD Recorder
- now with High Definition video recording capability which gives you better resolution for better video evidence.
IR Remote Control
High Resolution 1280X960
Frame Counter and Time Stamp functionality
SD card storage
Windows and MAC OS compatible
Multiple layer password protection
Color display and video recording with 30 fps
Compatible with Analog Cameras
User Friendly Interface
Continuous/Motion Detect/Prevent/Schedule/Over Write Recording Modes
Item Number: LawMate
PV-500ECO HD DVR with Built in Memory
Display: 2.36 Inch RGB-Delta 480 x 234 Color TFT LCD
Video Input: NTSC/ PAL Auto-Detection(2.5), NTSC/ PAL By UI Setting
Video Recording Mode: Standard / Motion Detection / Schedule / Pre-Event Mode
Resolution Mode: 320x240/640x480/720x480/1024x768/1280x720/1280x960 Real Time
Max. Resolution: Above 720P (1280x960)
Pending your resolution settings, users can record about 6 hours of higher quality video per 4GB SD card
Memory Type: SD Card (Supports up to 32GB SDHC)
Frame Rate: 1, 5, 10, 15, 25, 30 fps Adjustable
DC5V to 2.5 Ø phone jack: 300 mA Max
DC3.3V to mini-HDMI: 250 mA Max
PC Interface: USB2.0
Image Quality (Bit rate): In Standard 720x480@30 FPS (NTSC), High (5Mbps) / Medium (3.3Mbps) / Low (2.5Mbps) Adjustable
Date/Time Table: YYYY/MM/DD
Frame Counter Stamp: Yes
Picture Format: Baseline JPEG
Power Cunsumption: Video Playback: 480mA Recording: 600mA
Battery Life: 200 min
Q: How much video can I store on the SD card?
A: Video and space can vary greatly (and can also increase in file size with more movement), but one of our tests with consistently moving video and audio (with settings at 720x480 resolution, quality set to normal, and frame rate at 30 fps) produced a file size of approximately 40 Megs for 1 minute of video. This would give you about 25 minutes of video per 1 GB of space, or 1 hour per 2.5 GB's of space. Given the standard battery power is 3 hours, one would need at least an 8GB SD card to maximize the full battery capacity of the device (and record about 3 hours of video). However, due to video size variations (and settings), we'd recommend a 16GB SD card to ensure plenty of space is available. Keep in mind, higher resolution and higher quality settings will produce a much larger file size, and inversely, lowering such settings will create a smaller file size.
We also tested recording at the HIGHEST resolution: high definition 1280x960, with a HIGH quality setting, 30 FPS, and all data (frame counters, etc. turned on). This resulted in a 1 minutes .asf video file at approximately 80 MB's. At this rate, this would equate to 2.4 GB of video per 30 minutes, 4.8 GB per 1 hour, or 9.6 GB per 2 hours. This gives a rate of about 12.5 minutes per 1 GB.
Q: What do the display lights on the side mean?
A: A green light indicates the unit is powered on. A blue light indicates the recorder is receiving a video signal from the camera-in input. A red light indicates the recorder is recording video. A blinking green light indicates the battery is low and should be recharged.
Q: What does the remote switch do?
A: The remote switch provides a way to power on the device from the ease of your pocket without anyone ever knowing.
Q: How does the remote switch work?
A: Ensure the PV500 is ready to go: in record mode, camera connected, and the remote switch is attached. Press and hold the remote switch for several seconds until the unit is powered off. Ensure the Rec/Stop switch is turned to "Rec" (on top of the PV500). Press and hold the remote switch to turn the unit on and recording will automatically begin since the device is in "Rec" mode. The remote switch will glow green to indicate the unit is powered on, and will also glow red to indicate the unit is recording (if recording, you will see a green and red light).
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