User’s Manual

2023/05 (v1.1)

Body Camera DrivePro Body 70

1. Package Contents

DrivePro Body 70
Belt holster
Adapter
3.5mm to USB cable
Clip mount
Velcro holder

Quick Start Guide

2. Getting Started

2-1 Function Buttons

2-2 Mounting the DrivePro Body

Attach the main unit to your duty belt.
Put the camera on.
To power the camera on,
long press the Power button .
Double-press the button to switch between
Buffering and Recording modes.
To take a snapshot, short
press the Snapshot button.

2-3 Function Button Description

Button
Instruction
Description
Power Button

Long press once
Power on/off
Short press twice
Switch between Buffering mode and Recording mode.
Default: Buffering mode
Snapshot Button

Long press once
Audio recording
Short press once
Take a snapshot.

Press for 5+ seconds
Reset, format and power off the device.
This function is disabled by default and can be enabled using the DrivePro Body Toolbox.
Warning: All data will be permanently erased.
Status Button

Press for 5 seconds
Pair and connect to Bluetooth.
Short press once
Check the battery and recording status.
Assistive Button

Long press once
Turn on/off the light indicators and the buzzer (Stealth Mode)
Short press twice
Turn on/off the microphone (Silent Mode)

2-4 LED Indicators

Top View 1

Recording

LED Status LED Definition
Flashing Low battery

Connected to a computer / power source

LED Status LED Definition
Solid Charging

Checking the battery status

LED Status LED Definition
Solid > 67% remaining
Solid 31% to 67% remaining
Solid < 31% remaining

Top View 2

Recording

LED Status LED Definition
Flashing Memory almost full
Flashing quickly Bluetooth pairing
Flashing GPS positioning
Solid Checking status
in Buffering mode
Flashing steadily Checking status
in Recording mode
Flashing twice Checking status
in Audio recording mode
Solid Silent mode (Microphone off)

Connected to a computer

LED Status LED Definition
Flashing Transferring data

Front View

LED Status LED Definition
Solid Buffering mode
Flashing quickly Powering on
Flashing steadily Recording mode
Flashing twice Audio recording mode
Solid Browser /
Connected to a computer

2-5 Charging the DrivePro Body

Before use, please ensure that the battery is fully charged. Charge the DrivePro Body via the adapter or by connecting the USB cable to the computer. A solid orange light of the battery indicator is visible while charging and will turn off when fully charged.

To charge the DrivePro Body, you can either:

  • Connect the 3.5 mm to USB cable to the body camera and a wall outlet with the included adapter.
  • Connect the 3.5 mm to USB cable to the body camera and a computer.
  • Connect the DrivePro Body to Transcend’s Docking Station (Optional).

WARNING

Do not use non-original 3.5 mm to USB cable to charge.

3. Recording Videos

3-1 Buffering Mode

Recording in Buffering mode can significantly save storage space as the files are not recorded to the internal storage.

To power on and start Buffering mode (by default), long press the button; you will hear a beep. The recording indicator will flash red when powering on and then turn solid blue in Buffering mode.

To stop recording and power off, long press the button; you will hear a beep. The LED light and the device will turn off.

To switch between Buffering mode and Recording mode, double-press the button. You will hear two beeps.

Note

Buffered video length is adjustable via the DrivePro Body Toolbox.

3-2 Recording Mode

When an incident occurs, switch to Recording mode. The recorded file and up to 2 minutes of footage before the incident will then be stored in internal memory.

To start Recording mode, double-press the button while DrivePro Body 70 is in Buffering mode. You will hear two beeps, and the recording indicator will flash red. To stop recording, long press the button again. After hearing a beep, the LED light and the device will turn off.

Video files recorded in Recording mode will be saved in the folder named “VIDEO” and overwritten with loop recording enabled.

DrivePro Body 70 saves video files every 3 minutes automatically. (The default recording length is 3 minutes).

Note

Loop recording is disabled by default and can be enabled using the DrivePro Body Toolbox.

4. Taking Photos

Short press the button to take photos while recording. When you hear a beep, it means the snapshot has been taken. Pictures will be saved in the folder named “PHOTO.”

5. Audio Recording

To start Audio recording mode, long press the button. Audio Recording files will be saved in the folder named “AUDIO.”

Note

When the camera connects to the DrivePro Body App, it automatically switches back to video recording mode.

6. Advanced Feature

6-1 Bluetooth Team Sync

“Bluetooth Team Sync” is a function based on Bluetooth technology. Within an acceptable range of Bluetooth, as long as a body camera enters Recording mode from Buffering mode, other body cameras of the same team will also enter Recording mode.

Note

  1. Bluetooth Team Sync is disabled by default and can be enabled using the DrivePro Body Toolbox.
  2. This feature is available on DrivePro Body 30/60/70.

7. Using the DrivePro Body App

Developed for iOS and Android devices, the DrivePro Body App lets you watch live-view videos and adjust the camera settings wirelessly on your smart devices.

DrivePro Body App


7-1 Downloading and Installing the DrivePro Body App

  1. Search for DrivePro Body App on the App Store or Google Play.
  2. Download and install the DrivePro Body App.

Once the installation is complete, the App will be displayed on your device's home screen.

7-2 Connecting to the DrivePro Body App

  1. Tap “DrivePro Body” App and turn on Bluetooth to pair. Select “DrivePro Body 70” on the App.

  2. Power on the DrivePro Body by long pressing the button. Tap “Next” to continue.

  3. Long press the Status button until you hear a beep. Tap “Connect” on the App to connect to Bluetooth. After hearing three beeps, you can take snapshots, switch recording modes, or adjust settings via the App.

  4. Tap “Browser” or “Live View” to connect to Wi-Fi named “DPB70_XXXXXX” with the default password “12345678”.

Note

We recommend changing the DrivePro Body's Wi-Fi password the first time you connect to the app.

7-3 DrivePro Body App Homepage

Note

The camera stops recording when you tap “Browser” or “Settings” on the DrivePro Body App, and the front LED turns solid red.

7-4 Playing Videos and Browsing Photos

  1. To play videos and browse photos, tap “Browser” on the Homepage or on the top left corner first, then tap .

  2. Tap the icons on the bottom to watch videos, browse pictures, or listen to audio recordings.

While playing a video, you can trim and download the desired segment (10s, 20s, or 30s) without downloading the entire clip to your phone for editing. See Trim Video.

7-5 Settings

Tap on the top left corner first, then tap to enter the Settings menu. In the Settings menu, you can adjust the video, device, Wi-Fi, and system settings.

Menu options

VIDEO
Icon
Function
Description / Options
Resolution
Set the quality for video recording.
1440P / 1080P / 720P / 480P
Video Length
Set the recording length of each recorded video.
3 min / 5 min / 10 min
Microphone
Turn off/on the microphone during video recording.
Disable / Enable
Loop Recording
Overwrite the old video files with new ones.
Disable (default) / Enable
Light Frequency
Select the appropriate frequency to avoid flashing A/C light.
50 Hz / 60 Hz
Default Recording Mode
Select the default recording mode.
Buffering mode / Recording mode
Buffered Video Length
Set the buffered video length to record footage that happens prior to switching to Recording mode.
30 s / 60 s / 90 s / 120 s
VIDEO STAMP
Icon
Function
Description / Options
Video Stamp
Display the video label, date/time, watermark, and GPS coordinates, on photos or videos.
Disable / Enable
Video Label
Tap to edit the video label to be displayed.
(The default label is DPB70_XXXXXX.)
Date / Time
Select the date and time format.
Date: Y/M/D / M/D/Y / D/M/Y
Time: 24HR / AM/PM
Watermark
Display the Transcend logo watermark on photos or videos.
Disable / Enable
DEVICE
Icon
Function
Description / Options
Stealth Mode
Turn off/on the stealth mode.
When the stealth mode is on, the light indicators, buzzer, and vibrator are disabled.
Disable / Enable
Wi-Fi Password
Set the Wi-Fi password of the DrivePro Body 70.
Password should be between 8 to 16 characters, either letters or numbers. (The default password is 12345678)
Note: We recommend changing the DrivePro Body's Wi-Fi password the first time you connect to the app.
SYSTEM
Icon
Function
Description / Options
Time Synchronized
Sync the DrivePro Body time with your smart device.
Firmware Version
Tap to upgrade the firmware to the latest version.
Siri Shortcuts
Add the app to Siri Shortcuts to quickly operate your DrivePro Body or check its power status.
Learn more about using Siri to control your DrivePro Body.

WARNING

  1. Before proceeding with the firmware update using the DrivePro Body App, ensure the battery level is at least 50%. Alternatively, you can connect the power cord for a stable power source.
  2. The DrivePro Body will shut down and the status indicator will flash red while the firmware is being upgraded. Please wait until the firmware upgrade is complete before manually restarting the DrivePro Body.
  3. If the DrivePro Body cannot be turned on due to firmware upgrade failure, please contact Transcend customer service for technical support.

7-6 Location History

When the DrivePro Body connects to the app, it records the latest timestamp and location, offering valuable information if the camera goes missing.

Learn how to check the connection location of your DrivePro Body >

7-7 Control Your DrivePro Body Using Siri

You can add the app to Siri Shortcuts to quickly start recording, capturing images, or checking DrivePro Body power status.

Ask Siri to control DrivePro Body >

Note

  • To use Siri, your iPhone must be connected to the internet. Cellular charges may apply.
  • This function is only available for DrivePro Body models with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity. (DrivePro Body 30, DrivePro Body 60, and DrivePro Body 70)
  • Siri Shortcuts are available exclusively for iPhones running iOS 13.0 or later.

8. Using the DrivePro Body Toolbox Software

DrivePro Body Toolbox is a video file management software which simplifies the settings of the camera. The software features a user-friendly interface that allows users to set the basic functions of the DrivePro Body camera.

8-1 System Requirements

System requirements for connecting the DrivePro Body 70 to a computer and for using the DrivePro Body Toolbox software:

A desktop or a laptop with a working USB port:

  • Windows® 10 or later
  • macOS® 10.14 or later

Downloading and installing the DrivePro Body Toolbox:

  1. Download the installation files:
    https://www.transcend-info.com/support/software/drivepro-body-toolbox
  2. Install DrivePro Body Toolbox software on your desktop or laptop.

8-2 Status

Please find the basic information of the DrivePro Body, including the user label, model, device serial number, and firmware version, on the Status page.

To adjust the user label and Bluetooth Team Sync function, click .

Note

Select “preferred team number” for Bluetooth Team Sync from 1 to 10.

  • To find a device, click .
  • To play videos and browse photos, click .
  • To start backing up, click .
  • To enter Webcam mode, click to use the device as a camera and microphone.

8-3 Settings

On the Settings page, you can adjust the Device, Video, and Video Stamp settings.

Device Settings
Function
Description / Options
Sync time with PC
Click the “Set” button to sync the time of the device with the PC.
Stealth Mode
Turn on/off Stealth mode.
When the Stealth mode is on, the light indicators and buzzer are disabled.
ON / OFF
LED Indicator
Turn on/off LEDs when recording.
ON / OFF
Buzzer
Turn on/off Buzzer when recording.
ON / OFF
Vibrator
Turn on/off Vibrator when recording.
ON / OFF
Audio Sample Rate
Set the audio sampling frequency.
The higher the frequency, the better the sound quality.
48000 Hz / 44100 Hz / 32000 Hz / 24000 Hz / 22050 Hz
Reset
Using Function Buttons
When the power is on, press the Power and Snapshot buttons simultaneously for 5 seconds to format and reset the device. After that, the camera will turn off. (Default: OFF).

Video Settings
Function
Description / Options
Resolution
Set the quality for video recording.
1440P/30FPS / 1080P/30FPS / 720P/30FPS / 480P/30FPS
Video Format
Set the recording file format.
MOV / MP4
Loop Recording
Overwrite the old video files with new ones.
ON / OFF
Video Length
Set the recording length of each recorded video.
3 mins / 5 mins / 10 mins
Light Frequency
Select the appropriate frequency to avoid flashing A/C light.
50 Hz / 60 Hz
Microphone
Turn on/off the microphone during video recording.
ON / OFF
Default Recording Mode
Select the default recording mode.
Buffering mode / Recording mode
Buffered Video Length
Set the buffered video length to record footage that happens prior to activating the Recording mode.
30 seconds / 60 seconds / 90 seconds / 120 seconds
Buffering Recording Audio
Turn on/off the microphone in Buffering mode.
ON / OFF

Video Stamp
Function
Description / Options
Video Stamp
Display the video recording time and the video label.
ON / OFF
Date Format
Set the date format.
Y/M/D / M/D/Y / D/M/Y
Time Format
Select the time format. 24 or 12-hour clock.
24HR / AM/PM
Watermark
Display the Transcend logo watermark on photos or videos.
ON / OFF

8-4 Tools

On the Tools page, you can upgrade firmware to the latest version, format disk or reset DrivePro Body to its default status.

Tools
Function
Description / Options
Firmware Ver
Upgrade your firmware to the latest version available.
Password
Set a password to protect the drive of the body camera. Password should be between 8 to 16 characters, either letters or numbers.
Format Disk
Format your disk.
Reset Device
Reset all settings to default or erase all contents and settings.

WARNING

  1. For best recording stability, you are suggested to back up your data with the DrivePro Body Toolbox each time you finish using the device or format it using the Toolbox every three months.
  2. Please use DrivePro Body Toolbox only to format your DrivePro Body.
  3. Formatting the disk permanently erases all data.

8-5 File Manager

Once the data is backed up, you can search and manage your videos and photos on the File Manager page.

  • Click to play videos on the screen.

  • Click to enlarge videos to full screen. With a GPS receiver, the paths can be displayed along with the recorded video.

  • Click on the right side of the page to add, delete, or edit the Owner and Category.

  • Click to classify the Owner and Category of the selected file.

8-6 Smart Detection

The DrivePro Body camera offers a feature that automatically detects faces in videos and extracts footage to the sidebar, allowing users to blur or block out faces. For setup instructions, please refer to the DrivePro Body Toolbox Manual.

Note

This feature is supported only on Microsoft Windows 10 or later versions (64-bit).

8-7 Preference

Click on top of the page to adjust the settings of the DrivePro Body Toolbox. Check the available options below according to your preference.


Please refer to the User’s Manual of DrivePro Body Toolbox via the link below.
https://www.transcend-info.com/Manual/DriveProBody/Toolbox

9. Transferring Files to a Computer

To transfer files between the DrivePro Body and the computer:

    1. Plug the 3.5 mm to USB cable into the connection socket of the DrivePro Body.
    2. Connect the other end of the cable to the desktop or laptop.


Your DrivePro Body is now ready to transfer data like an external hard drive. To transfer files to the computer, copy them from the folder of the body camera.

WARNING

  1. To prevent data loss, always follow the proper removal procedures when disconnecting the DrivePro Body from your computer.
  2. You can only transfer files when connecting the DrivePro Body to a computer. The DrivePro Body does not function as a body camera at this time. Please disconnect your camera from the computer to resume its functions.

10. Docking Station (Optional)

Transcend’s DPD6N networked docking station is designed specifically for the DrivePro Body 30/60/70 and offers a complete charging, data upload, and camera management solution via the network. Users can charge multiple DrivePro Body 30/60/70 devices simultaneously and share files (including video recordings and snapshots) to an external storage device via a USB port.


Please refer to the DPD6N User’s Manual through the link below.
https://www.transcend-info.com/support/product/body-camera/docking-station-ts-dpd6n

11. Cautions

1. Do not use or store the DrivePro Body in the following places to prevent malfunction or deformation:

  • In extremely hot, cold, or humid places, such as in a car parked in the sun
  • Under direct sunlight or near a heater
  • Near strong magnetic fields
  • In sandy or dusty places

2. Please clean and protect the lens of the DrivePro Body frequently and carefully.

  • Wipe the lens with a soft cloth in the following cases:
    • When there are fingerprints on the lens
    • When the lens is exposed to salty air, such as at the seaside
  • Store in a ventilated place with little sand and dust.
  • To prevent mold, periodically clean the lens.

3. Cleaning

  • Clean the surface of the DrivePro Body with a soft cloth slightly moistened with water, and wipe the surface with a dry cloth.
  • Do not clean the camera with chemical products (e.g., thinner, benzine, alcohol, insect repellent, sunscreen or insecticide, etc.) and disposable cloths, as they may damage the finish or the casing.
  • Do not touch the camera with any of the abovementioned chemicals on your hand.
  • Do not leave the camera in contact with rubber or vinyl for long.

4. Moisture condensation

  • If the DrivePro Body is brought directly from a warm to a cold place (or on the contrary), moisture may condense inside or outside the camera to cause malfunction of the DrivePro Body.
  • If moisture condensation occurs, turn off the DrivePro Body immediately and wait about 1 hour for the moisture to evaporate.

5. GPS receiver

  • The performance and accuracy of the GPS system may vary with the environment.
  • GPS signals cannot penetrate buildings and metallic tinted films. GPS data accuracy depends on the surroundings, including the weather and the location the DrivePro Body is used (e.g., high buildings, tunnels, bridges, and forests). For first-time use, please place the device in an outdoor open area for GPS positioning.

12. IP68 Protection

The camera body of the DrivePro Body 70 is rated at IP68, offering splash, water, and dust resistance. However, splash, water, and dust resistance are not permanent conditions, which might decrease due to normal wear. The warranty does not cover liquid damage. The limited warranty does not cover malfunctions or damage caused by improper use.

  • Do not use the DrivePro Body 70 in water.
  • Do not use the DrivePro Body 70 in high temperatures and humidity, such as saunas, steams, and shower rooms.
  • Do not use the DrivePro Body 70 for long in heavy rains to prevent moisture from penetrating. Ensure the power cable, adapter, and connection socket are completely dry before charging.

WARNING

DrivePro Body 70 is not water resistant in the following situations:
- when connected to a USB cable
- when any of the screws is removed from the device

13. Specifications

DrivePro Body 70
Dimensions
Main unit:
95.9 mm (L) × 52.2 mm (W) × 24.9 mm (H)
3.78” (L) x 2.06” (W) x 0.98” (H)
Camera unit:
48.6 mm (L) x 40 mm (W) x 31.7 mm (H)
1.91” (L) x 1.57” (W) x 1.25” (H)
Weight
184 g (6.5 oz)
Connect Interface
USB 2.0
Storage
Internal 64 GB storage
Lens
F/2.0, 140° wide angle
Resolution /
Frame Rate
QHD 1440P / 30 FPS
Video Format
MP4 (H.264)
Battery
Li-Polymer 3120 mAh
Battery Life (max.)
Up to 9 hours
Note: The actual video recording length may vary with environmental conditions.
Power Supply
Input (max.): AC 100 V to 240 V, 50 Hz to 60 Hz, 0.4 A
Output: DC 5 V / 2 A
Operating Temperature
-20°C (-4°F) to 60°C (140°F)
5°C (41°F) to 45°C (113°F) when charging with the adapter
Ingress Protection
IP68
Certification
BSMI, CE, EAC, FCC, KC, MIC, NCC, UKCA
Shock Resistance
MIL-STD-810G 516.6 – Transit Drop Test
Warranty
2-Year Limited

14. Frequently Asked Questions

If you have issues using DrivePro Body, please refer to the following information to troubleshoot problems. If you cannot find any ideal solution to your questions, please consult the store where you purchased the product or the service center, or contact the local Transcend branch office.

You can also visit Transcend’s website for more FAQs and Technical Support services.
https://www.transcend-info.com/
https://www.transcend-info.com/Support/contact_form

1. My computer operating system cannot detect my DrivePro Body.

    Please check the followings:
    (1) Is your DrivePro Body properly connected to the USB port? If not, unplug it and reconnect it. Ensure both USB cable ends are correctly connected, as shown in the User’s Manual.
    (2) Is the computer’s USB ports enabled? If not, refer to the User’s Manual of your computer (or motherboard) to enable them.

2. None of the DrivePro Body buttons are responding.

    Please press the Reset button on the bottom of the DrivePro Body using a thin object with a flat tip, such as a straightened paper clip, to turn it off and on again.

3. Is the DrivePro Body 70 waterproof and shockproof?

    The DrivePro Body 70 is IP68 dust and water protected and meets rigorous U.S. military drop-test standards*.
    *Based on MIL-STD-810G 516.6 – Transit Drop Test

15. EU Compliance Statement

Transcend Information hereby declares that all CE marked Transcend products incorporating radio equipment functionality are in compliance with Directive 2014/53/EU.

The full text of the EU declaration of conformity is available at the following internet address:
https://www.transcend-info.com/eu_compliance

DrivePro Body 70
Frequency:
2400 MHz to 2483.5 MHz
Maximum transmit power:
< 100 mW

16. Recycling and Environmental Protection

For more information on recycling the product (WEEE) and battery disposal, please refer to the following link:
https://www.transcend-info.com/about/green

17. Warranty Policy

Please find the warranty period of this product on its package. For details of Warranty Terms and Conditions and Warranty Periods, please refer to the link below:
https://www.transcend-info.com/warranty

18. GNU General Public License (GPL) Disclosure

For more information on open-source licensing, please refer to the link below:
https://www.transcend-info.com/Legal/?no=10

19. End-User License Agreement (EULA)

For details of software license terms, please refer to the following link:
https://www.transcend-info.com/legal/gpl-disclosure-eula

20. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Statement

This device complies with Part 15 FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference. (2) 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 a Class B digital device, 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.
  • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

RF Exposure Information (SAR)

This equipment complies with the FCC portable RF exposure limit set forth for an uncontrolled environment. The exposure standard for wireless devices employing a unit of measurement is known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit set by the FCC is 1.6W/kg.

This equipment could be installed and operated with minimum distance 0cm between the radiator & your body.

  • Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the authority to operate equipment.

  • This device and its antenna must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.

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1645 North Brian Street, Orange, CA 92867, U.S.A
TEL: +1-714-921-2000

21. Eurasian Conformity Mark (EAC)