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The Video Bug

 

 

Warning!  

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Installing the batteries incorrectly will kill this system on the spot!

There are little pictures in the battery clip that show you how to install each battery in each slot.
Donít let the bug get bit. This system is not returnable for any reason.
PAY ATTENTION!
All systems are thoroughly tested before shipping.

There are exposed electronics here. Do not let any of the components touch one another! This may result in permanent damage to the camera, transmitter or both.

BE CAREFUL!

The CCD camera on your system is consuming power. When power is consumed heat is generated. Your camera will get very warm and sometimes hot during operation. This is normal. This is not a malfunction.  
 
VIDEO BUG INSTRUCTIONS

 Install 8 new ďAAĒ batteries in the battery clip while keeping the warning at the top of this page in mind.

Make sure your putting the batteries just like the little pictures in the clip say.

There is a switch on the battery pack. This is the power switch. One-way is on and the other is off. You will know when you have the power on because the little light on the transmitter will light up.

Notice that the camera and the microphone have very tiny plugs so that they can be removed from the system. These are very fragile. This is a delicate system. Please treat it gently. You can remove the camera or microphone when youíre not using one or the other.

On the camera at the top of the lens there is a very tiny screw. This is a setscrew. It holds the lens from turning. You can fine-tune the focus of the camera by loosening this screw and rotating the lens in either direction. This camera has a great focal range so you shouldnít need to make changes. The lens is in there pretty tight so it may be a little hard to turn. If you decide to adjust it do so in very small increments.  



There are two different types of receiver units.
If you got the audio upgrade then your receiver unit will have a channel selector on the side and audio outputs. This channel selector should be set on channel one if this is your first unit that you purchased from us.
Make sure the receiver is set to channel one unless otherwise indicated by us.
If your system doesnít have a channel selector then donít worry about this because you only have one preset channel.
99% of the support emails that we get are because the channel selector is not on channel one.

Plug the power supply into the wall. Plug the other end into your receiver. Move the power switch on the receiver to the ďONĒ position. The red power light will come on. If the red light on the receiver does not come on check the outlet that you have it plugged into to make sure it has power. A light switch somewhere in the room may control some outlets. If this is the case make sure the switch is on.
Put the channel selector on channel one.
Turn on the transmitter power.

The color-coded plugs are known as RCA type plugs.

The plugs on the cable and the receiver unit are color coded to make this really simple. Unfortunately not all manufactures follow the standard color code. The video output of the receiver unit is labeled VIDEO. On your TV or VCR there will be a VIDEO INPUT. You need to connect the video of the receiver to the video input of your TV or VCR. If you got a system with out audio the patch cord that you received might not be the same color as the plug on the receiver. Simply ignore the color of the patch cord and pay attention to the color of the video plug on the receiver and your TV or VCR.

If you got a system with audio then your patch cord color will match the colors of the plugs on the receiver.  Connect one end of the yellow patch cord to the video on the receiver and the other end to the Video on your TV or VCR. The red and white patch cords are for the audio. Connect one end of the red patch cord to the receiver and the other end to your TV or VCRís audio input. Connect one end of the white patch cord to your receiver and the other end to your TV or VCRís other audio input. Some TVís and VCRís only have one audio input. If this is the case on your TV or VCR then leave the white patch cord unplugged on the TV/VCR end.

  Connecting the receiver unit to your TV or VCR is really pretty easy.

Now for the hard partÖ

Now that your receiver is connected to your TV or VCR we need to figure out how to see the images coming from your camera. For testing purposes itís best to start by connecting the receiver to your TV and not to your VCR.  You might want to get your TV manual out for this part.

In order to see the video coming from the camera we need to find out how to select the video input source on your TV that we just got through hooking the receiver unit to. To get to the video source on most TVís you keep pressing the channel down button until your one or two clicks below channel one. Most TVís will display ďVIDEO 1Ē or VIDEO 2Ē when youíre on the video input source.

Other TVís will have a video source button on the remote or on the TV itself. This button will usually be labeled ďVIDEO 1Ē or VIDEO 2Ē. This isnít always the case. Some TVís may use some other method of getting to the video input source so you will defiantly need to get out your manual for the TV and look for the section that covers connecting external devices or a VCR to your TV.  

Every one of these systems is tested right before they are put in the box to ship to you so we know that they worked when we shipped them. In most cases when we get a system back because someone thought the system wasnít working, it works when we get it. With that in mind you need to be sure that you have tried everything before jumping to the conclusion that the system is not operating properly.

Now that you have the system working and you can see the video on your TV, lets get it working through your VCR. Follow the same steps used to connect the receiver to your TV only now connect the receiver to your VCR.

  There are usually two ways to connect the VCR to your TV. You can either use RCA patch cords like we use to connect the receiver to the TV or you can use a coax cable. A coax cable is a cable thatís round and usually screws on to the TV or VCR.  

Connecting the VCR to the TV with RCA patch cords:

You will do this just like we did with the camera receiver. Connect the RCA video output of the VCR to the RCA video input of the TV. The TV should already be set to its video input because we just had it working with the camera. Put videotape in the VCR and press play. You should see the movie on the tape playing on the TV. Now you know that the TV is receiving video from the VCR. Skip the next section on using coax to connect your VCR to your TV.

Connecting the VCR to the TV with coax:

 Screw on end of the coax cable on the RF out of the VCR. Screw the other end on to the RF in on your TV. Put videotape in the VCR and press play. Set the TV to channel 3 or 4. You should see the movie thatís on the videotape playing. Now you know that the TV is receiving video from the VCR. You have to know this before we try to see the video from the camera.

 Now that we know how to see video from the VCR on the TV we need to know how to see the camera video through the VCR. Just like your TV the VCR has a way to select video from its external video input. Just like your TV using the channel down button on the VCR usually does this. The external video source is usually one or two clicks just below channel one. Just like your TV the video input source of the VCR might be selected by pressing a button on the VCR or its remote labeled ďVIDEO 1Ē or ďVIDEO 2Ē. You may need to get out your VCRís manual to figure this out.

This is really far simpler that it might seem. Be patient. Read through these instructions several times before giving up. The main thing it to start with just the TV so you know that the system is working and with that knowledge you will know that itís just a matter of figuring out how to get the video working through the VCR.  One you have the video working through the VCR to your TV you can record the video on videotape and pay it back though the TV. If you still need assistance you can find our contact information on our website at www.spyshop2000.com under the contact information link. Were her to help so feel free to let us know if your having trouble. Again please make sure you have tried everything before jumping to the conclusion that the system is not working properly. This is extremely rare.

These are delicate systems. The most common cause of system failure is caused be letting the camera or transmitter electronics come in contact with each other or some other object that shorts out the system. If you didnít order the shrink-wrap option we strongly recommend that you protect the system with electrical tape or some other method. If a system fails due to shorting itís obvious when tested. If this is the case we will not repair or replace your system with out charge. Please be extremely careful to prevent shorts. If you would like to purchase the shrink-wrap option, you can send your system back to us and we will add the shrink-wrap for you. All systems are tested upon arrival for proper operation. If your system is not operational when we get it we will immediately ship it back to you. You will need to pay for the upgrade and return shipping before sending the unit to us.  You will need to obtain a return merchandise authorization number before shipping the unit to us. Any package shipped to us must have this RMA number or the system will be returned to sender and you will have wasted shipping expenses.

  The CCD camera on your system is consuming power. When power is consumed heat is generated. Your camera will get very warm and sometimes hot during operation. This is normal. This is not a malfunction.

  The average battery operation time is 3 to 6 hours. If your needing to operate the system for longer periods of time you can obtain a plug in power supply for the transmitter and camera by contacting us at sales@spyshop2000.com and we will give you the information you need to purchase what we call the BUG PLUG. Attempting to make your own PUG PLUG could result in reverse polarity, which is basically shorting out the system. If your not absolutely confident that you have the skills to do this the please donít attempt to as it could get very expensive to correct your error.  If you already purchased the BUG PLUG from us the instruction on how to use it are below.

 

 

BUG PLUG INSTRUCTIONS

Attaching the BUG BLUG to the transmitter: Simply remove the connector from the top of the battery pack and line up the connector from the transmitter with the connector on the BUG PLUG.
WARNING: Make sure your lining the connectors up correctly. Getting it wrong will kill the camera!!

 

ACCESSORIES

If you didnít get the audio upgrade with your video bug at the time of purchase you can upgrade at any time. This will require you sending your system in. All systems are tested upon arrival for proper operation. If your system is not operational when we get it we will immediately ship it back to you. When doing an audio upgrade you will need to pay for the upgrade and return shipping before sending the unit to us.  You will need to obtain a return merchandise authorization number before shipping the unit to us. Any package shipped to us must have this RMA number or the system will be returned to sender and you will have wasted shipping expenses.

 

Portable power for your receiver unit:
 If you would like to operate your receiver on batteries for portable operation you can purchase a custom battery pack from us.

 
Pricing and other options and accessories for your system can be seen on our website at: http://www.spyshop2000.com/audio_option.htm

  LEGAL STATUS OF PRODUCTS

Donít go getting yourself in trouble when using this system. Capturing audio of someone with out letting them know first is illegal in most states. If you have doubts then remove / unplug the microphone from the end of the audio cable. Thatís why its there. Also capturing video of anyone in a place where they might expect a reasonable amount of privacy like a bedroom, bathroom or dressing room is illegal in most areas, even in your own home.
Be responsible, Stay out of trouble.

Now for some real legal mumbo jumbo:
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