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Axion XQ
Axion XQ

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Video Recording and Photography

Axion XQ thermal imagers feature video recording and photography of the image being observed to the internal memory card.

Before using this feature please set the date and time (see General Settings section).

The built-in recorder operates in two modes Video and Photo:

Video mode. Video recording

  1. Switch to Video mode by pressing and holding the DOWN/REC (2) button.
  2. The icon and the remaining recording time in HH:MM (Hours:Minutes) format are displayed in the upper left corner, for example 12:10.
  3. Press the DOWN/REC (2) button briefly to start video recording.
  4. When the video recording starts, the icon will disappear and the REC icon and timer in MM:SS (Minutes:Seconds) format will appear .
  5. Pause and resume recording video with a short press of the DOWN/REC (2) button.
  6. Stop recording video with a long press of the DOWN/REC (2) button.
  7. Video files are saved to the built-in memory card after the video recording has been stopped.
  8. Press and hold the DOWN/REC (2) button to switch between the Video and Photo modes (Video-> Photo-> Video…)

Photo Mode. Capturing an image 

  1. Switch to the Photo mode by pressing and holding the DOWN/REC (2) button.
  2. Press the DOWN/REC (2) button briefly to take a photo. The image freezes for 0.5 sec while the photo is saved to the internal memory.


  • You can enter and operate the menu during video recording;
  • The counter for multimedia files cannot be reset;
  • Recorded videos and photos are saved to the internal memory card in the format img_xxx.jpg (photos); video_xxx.mp4 (videos) where xxx is a three-digit counter for videos and photos.


  • The maximum duration of a recorded file is five minutes. After this time expires, a video is recorded into a new file. The number of recorded files is limited by the capacity of the device's internal memory;
  • Regularly check the free capacity of the internal memory and move recorded footage to other storage media to free up space on the internal memory card.
  • When the Display Off function is activated, video recording is paused.