Audiovox 1287078 Specifications

DIGITAL VIDEO
CAMCORDER
MODEL
DC400
128-7078
Specifications
Pixel:
Video Type:
Image Sensor:
Resolution:
Video Clip:
Digital Zoom:
Digital Effects:
Display:
External Memory:
File Format:
Lens:
F. No.:
Focusing Range:
Interface:
Self-Timer:
Shutter Speed:
Power:
Dimensions:
Weight:
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4M
Digital
2 Mega CMOS Sensor
2304 x 1728
(Hardware enhancement)
1600 x 1200
640 x 480
640 x 480
352 x 288
320 x 240
4X
B&W/Sepia/Mosaic
1.5” Color TFT LCD
SD/MMC
JPEG/ASF/MP3/WAV
Fixed (5 Glasses Lens)
8.5 mm (Equivalent 44 mm for 135 Camera)
2.8
25 cm (Macro) 70 cm-infinity (normal)
USB/AV out/earphone
10-second delay
1/15th to 1/4000th second
Rechargeable Li-ion battery
DC-In
Built-in charger (through USB or DC In)
82 x 33 x 62 mm (L x W x H)
94g (Battery not included)
Table of Contents
Getting Started
List of Accessories .................................................................... 5
Getting to Know Your Digital Video.............................................. 6
Using the Panel............................................................. .......... 8
Preparation........................................................................... 9
Power..................................................................................12
Modes..................................................................................13
Video Mode
Taking Movies........................................................................17
Video Out........................................................................... 18
Camera Mode
Taking Pictures......................................................................19
Voice Mode
Recording Voice Messages........................................................ 21
MP3 Mode
Listening To MP3 Music............................................................ 23
PLAYBACK Mode
Basic Playback.......................................................................25
Advance Playback...................................................................27
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Table of Contents-Cont
Main Functions
Changing the Quality Setting.....................................................29
Using Macro Select Dial............................................................ 31
Using Self-timer......................................................................32
Using AE Lock........................................................................ 33
Using Guide Line/The LCD Display............................................... 34
Using Hold............................................................................ 35
Volume Adjust........................................................................35
Advanced Functions
Attention Icon...................................................................... 36
Menu.................................................................................. 37
Notice for video clip playback on PC............................................ 43
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Getting Started
List of Accessories
ACCESSORY
SOFTWARE INCLUDED *
• Driver CD
•
• Bundled AP CD
•
Photo Express SE
• USB Cable
•
Photo Explorer
• Strap
•
Cool 360
• 32 MB MMC Card
•
Acrobat Reader
• User Manual
•
Camera Driver
• Ear Phone
•
Video Capture Driver
VideoStudio SE
• Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
• Tripod
• AC/DC Adapter **
*
**
Software besides Driver is not supported by Audiovox. Please use
Help Section in Software or access www.ulead.com.
AC/DC Adapter sold separately.
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Getting to Know Your Audiovox DC400
Front View
Shutter
Strap Mount
Zoom
Power Button
Speaker
Lens
Status LED Indicator
Microphone
Back View
AE-Lock
Power Indicator/
Charge Indicator
Accessory
Cover
LCD Viewfinder
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Panel
Getting Started
Getting to Know Your Audiovox DC400-continued
Side View
DC IN jack
Earphone jack
USB port
AV out
Battery/SD/MMC Cover
SD/MMC card Slot
Battery Slot
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Getting Started
Using the Panel
Display
Menu
Video/Camera/Voice/MP3
Mode Switch
Record/
Playback
Mode Switch
Exit/
Stop
Play/Pause/
Enter
Back/Down/Self-timer
Volume/Hold(Press 2 Sec.)
Next/Up/Resolution
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Loading Battery
1
Slide door in the direction
of arrow.
2
Insert the battery as shown
below.
Getting Started
Preparation
Inserting the SD/MMC Card
1
Repeat STEP 1. mentioned above.
2
Insert SD/MMC card as shown
right.
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Getting Started
Preparation-continued
Attaching the Carry Strap
1
Insert the thin end of the
strap into the strap mount.
2
Insert the other end of the
strap through the loop of thin
cord and pull tight.
Attaching the Strap connected to the lens cover
1
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Insert the thin end of the
strap into the strap mount.
2
Insert the other end of the
strap through the loop of thin
cord and pull tight.
You have two ways to charge the DC400; namely, either by Universal
Serial Bus (USB), or by using the AC adapter (optional).
To Charge this Digital Video by USB
1
Connect USB between the DC400 and a computer.
2
The Charge indicator will light in red and start charging. If the
battery is fully charged, the charging indicator will be off.
Getting Started
Preparation-continued
Charging your DC400
USB Cable
USB port
Note: The PC must be on to charge.
To Charge the DC400 Using the AC Adapter (optional).
1
Connect the AC adapter(5V, 500mA) to the DC IN jack and a household power outlet.
2
The Charge indicator will light in red and start charging.
AC Adapter (Not Included)
Note: If you charge the DC400 while POWER is on, the charge speed will
slow down.
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Getting Started
Power
Power On/Off
Nudge the Power slider to activate your
DC400. When Power is on, the Power indicator
lights green. Nudge it again to turn off the
DC400.
Power Low
If your battery is low, you will see a battery
icon (
) on the top center of the LCD.
If your battery is about to run out, you will see
a blinking battery icon (
) on the top center
of the LCD. Your DC400 will turn off by itself.
Note: A full or partially full battery will show
a full or partial battery icon.
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Video Record Mode (Still
Camera)
Power On
Getting Started
Selecting Modes
Camera Record Mode (Video)
Voice Record Mode (MP3)
MP3 Mode
USB connected
PLAYBACK Mode
Press
Mass Storage Mode
button to switch between modes.
PC Camera Mode
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Getting Started
Selecting Modes-continued
Video Mode/Camera Mode/Voice Mode/MP3 Mode/PLAYBACK Mode
There are four main modes and PLAYBACK mode in this DC400.
The four main modes are Video Mode, Camera Mode, Voice Mode and MP3
Mode.
1.Video Mode: take videos with sound
2.Camera Mode: take pictures
3.Voice Mode: record voice messages.
4.MP3 Mode: listen to MP3 music.
You can switch among these four modes by pressing the
button. By
, you can switch between PLAYBACK modes to review your
pressing
videos, pictures and voice messages. and record mode to make a
recording. Video Mode/Camera Mode/Voice mode shares the same
PLAYBACK mode.You can switch back to the record mode by pressing
again.
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Connected to PC(Mass Storage Mode/PC Camera Mode)
Getting Started
Selecting Modes-continued
USB Cable
COMPUTER
USB port
DC400
Using Console (Not Available for MAC)
By connecting your Digital Video to a computer, the Console opens.
Meanwhile your Digital Video switches to Mass Storage, too. You may
choose either to transfer the camera data through Console program or
through Mass Storage Mode.
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Getting Started
Selecting Modes-continued
Mass Storage Mode
Connect your Digital Video to a computer, it will turn to Mass Storage
Mode. In Mass Storage Mode, your Digital Video acts exactly like a hard
disk. That means you can access it via the Windows user interface. You
can copy, move or delete files (pictures, movies, voice messages or MP3
music) exactly the way you manipulate files under Windows user interface.
Note:
1.Please do not copy any files into the DCIM folder of your unit. Otherwise
it may cause the unit to be unstable or crash.
2.Remember to copy the MP3 files into the MP3 folder of your DC400.
3.Do not delete DCim, 100MEDIA, MISC, or MP3 folders.
PC Camera Mode
You can connect this Digital Video to a computer with its supplied USB
cable and use it as a PC camera.
After USB connecting, the screen will show as below.
By pressing
, it will turn to PC Camera Mode. With a compatible
video capture program on your computer (not supplied), you can capture
movies.
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Taking Your First Movie
1 Press Power
2
2
Switch to Video Mode
Slide Zoom-in or Zoom-out to frame your picture
(Note: You can still use ZOOM while recording.)
3
4
5
Video Mode
Taking Movies
Adjust the focus by rotating the front lens
(page 31).
Zoom in or Zoom out
Press Shutter to start recording
Press Shutter again to stop
* See next page for more info on Video mode.
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Video Mode
Taking Movies-continued
The recording timer
While you’re filming, the recording timer will be displayed on the LCD.
Before Recording
Resolution*
Total estimative
recordable time
While Recording
The recording time
Video Out
Video Out
The DC400 can output analog video to a home TV set. To configure the
Digital Video, please refer to the section on NTSC/PAL (page 40).
* See page 29 for more detail.
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Taking Your First Picture
1
3
4
5
Press Power
2
Switch to Camera Mode
Camera Mode
Taking Pictures
Press Zoom-in or Zoom-out to frame your picture
Adjust the focus by rotating the front lens
(page 31).
Zoom in or Zoom out
Press Shutter to take a picture
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Camera Mode
Taking Pictures-continued
The Picture Counter
You can see the picture counter displayed on the top right corner of
your LCD. First, it will show the number of the total recordable files of
the DC400. For example, it shows “20” on the top right corner of your
LCD; that is to say, there are “20” recordable files for you to take
pictures. If you have taken 1 picture, your LCD will display “19”.
Resolution*
Before Taking Pictures
Total estimative
recordable files
After Taking Pictures
The left estimative
recordable files
* See page 29 resolution details.
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Voice Mode
Recording Voice Messages
Recording Your Voice Messages
1
Press Power
3
Press Shutter to start recording
4
Press Shutter again to stop
2
Switch to Voice Mode
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Voice Mode
Recording Voice Messages-continued
The recording timer
While you are recording voice messages, the recording timer will show on
the top right corner of your LCD.
Before Recording
Record
Quality*
Total estimative
recordable time
After Recording
Total recording time
* See page 30 for Voice Record Quality.
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MP3 Mode
Listening To MP3 Music
Listening To MP3 Music
1
Press Power
2
3
Press BACK or NEXT to select one track
4
Press
Switch to MP3 Mode
to play MP3 music
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MP3 Mode
Listening To MP3 Music-continued
5
Press
to pause
6
Press
to stop
MP3 information
While you are listening to MP3 music, the MP3 information will show on
the LCD.
The title of the
selected track
The track number/
The total tracks
The time of the
selected track
NOTE:
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To adjust Volume, you must press the Speaker/Hold button first;
then the Up and Down buttons to adjust the volume.
PLAYBACK Mode
Basic Playback
Basic Playback
1
Switch to PLAYBACK mode
2
The information of the selected file will show on the LCD.
The Mode of the selected file
The selected file
number/ The total
files number
The time of the
selected file
3
Press NEXT or BACK to navigate
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PLAYBACK Mode
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Basic Playback-continued
The following step only works on Video and Camera files.
4
Press PLAY to start
5
Press PLAY again to pause
6
Press NEXT or BACK to fast-forward or fast-backward
7
Press STOP to stop
Blink
Preview in Multiple view/Single view or Hide the information
1
Press
to preview in Single view
2
Press
again to hide the information
3
Press
again to preview in Multiple view
PLAYBACK Mode
Advanced Playback
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PLAYBACK Mode
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Advanced Playback-continued
Quick Search (Back/Next)
1
Press
for a second to Quick Search backward
2
Press
for a second to Quick Search forward
Video Record Mode
You can change the movie’s quality setting whenever you want.
button.
1. In Video Mode, press the
2. The LCD will display your current quality setting on the top left
corner. “ ” is fine quality, “ ” is normal quality and “ “ is economic quality.
Main Functuions
Changing the Quality Setting
Fine quality
Normal quality
Economic quality
(Best)
(Better)
(Good)
Camera Record Mode
You can change the picture’s resolution setting whenever you want.
1. In Camera Mode, press the
button.
2. The LCD will display your current picture’s resolution setting on the
top left corner. “ ” is fine resolution, “ ” is normal resolution or
“ ” is economic resolution.
Fine resolution
(Best)
Normal resolution
(Better)
Economic resolution
(Good)
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Main Functuions
Changing the Quality Setting-continued
Voice Record Mode
You can change the quality setting of voice messages whenever you
want.
1. In Voice Mode, press the
button.
2. The LCD will display your current quality setting on the top left
corner. “ ” for standard quality, “ ” for less quality and more time.
Standard quality
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Long Time
(for Video and Camera modes)
Using Macro select dial
You can use the macro select dial (“ ” icon) when taking a movie or
picture from a near distance. (For details, refer to the Specification.)
Note: When taking a movie or picture from normal distance, set the dial
to the normal focus range (“ ” icon).
Main Functuions
Using Macro Select Dial
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Main Functuions
Using Self-Timer (for Video and Camera mode)
The DC400 has a built-in 10 second self-timer.
1
Press Timer
3
The timer starts to count down from 10 seconds.
This icon will blink
during count-down.
2
Press Shutter to start
The count-down
number from 10 to 1.
(Note: You could press any button to cancel self-timer during the countdown.)
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Using AE Lock (for Video and Camera mode)
You could use AE Lock (Automatic Exposure Lock) to lock the exposure
while taking a movie or picture.
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Using AE Lock
This is effective when the contrast is too strong between the subject
and background or when a subject is backlit.
How to use AE Lock?
Focus on the subject on which you wish to lock the exposure setting,
then press AE LOCK button, and you can lock the exposure setting.
1
Press AE Lock
2
3
Press Shutter to take a picture or movie with the locked exposure.
AE Lock on
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Main Functuions
Using Guide Line/The LCD Display
Using Guide Line (for Video mode and Camera mode)
You can use guide line while taking movies or pictures to level the
horizontal and vertical scene. In Record Mode, press the
button, the
guide line will show on the LCD screen.
The LCD Display
To save energy, DC400 allows you to switch off the LCD panel.
For Video and Camera mode
2X
1X
LCD On
3X
LCD Off
Guide Line
For Voice and MP3 mode
2X
1X
LCD On
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LCD Off
LCD On
LCD On
Using Hold (Press 2 Sec.)
By pressing
for 2 seconds, the buttons on the panel will be locked. The
Main Functions
Using Hold
buttons on the panel will not function while in HOLD function. To cancel
the HOLD function, press
for 2 seconds.
buttons locked
Volume Adjust (for Playback Mode and MP3 Mode)
You can adjust playback volume by using
or
.
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Advanced Functions
Attention Icon
Memory Full
If your Digital Video’s memory card is full, you
can not take any new movie, picture or voice
message. So when you press the Shutter to take
a movie, picture or voice message, the LCD will
display “MEMORY FULL” in the center.
No Card
If you don’t install a MMC card or SD card in this
Digital Video, the LCD will display “NO CARD” in
the center.
Card Lock
If you insert a SD memory card with the lock
feature on, you will see a card lock icon in the
left side of the LCD. (Only if you turn on the
security lock of a SD card, there will be a card
lock icon.)
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Advanced Functuions
Menu
1
Press
2
Press NEXT or BACK to select
3
Press
to change
4
Press
to exit
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Advanced Functuions
Menu-continued
Digital Effect (for Video and Camera mode)
This Digital Video offers four options to varify your movies and pictures.
The four options are OFF (no effect), SEPIA, B&W and MOSAIC.
Night Shot ON/OFF (for Video and Camera mode)
Night Shot is long time exposure to let you take a movie or picture at
night or in dim light. If you choose Night Shot ON, the icon will appear on
the right corner of the LCD screen.
Note: An adequate light source is required for a good picture.
Quick Review ON/OFF (for Camera mode)
You can have a quick review on your pictures. If you choose Quick
Review ON, the icon will appear on the LCD screen.
Attach Voice ON/OFF (for Camera mode)
You can attach voices on your pictures. If you choose Attach Voice ON,
the icon will appear on the LCD screen.
Taking a picture with Attach Voice ON
After taking a picture with Attach Voice ON, “ATTACH VOICE!” will appear
on the center of the LCD screen. Press SHUTTER to start to record the
voice message. Press SHUTTER again to stop the recording. Press
to
exit.
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Information ON/OFF (for Video, Camera and Voice mode)
You can choose show the information or hide the information.
Advanced Functuions
Menu-continued
Attach Date/Time ON/OFF (for Camera mode)
If you choose Attach Date/Time ON, date and time will attach on the
picture that you recorded.
Date
You could set the correct date for your digital video.
Time
You could set the correct time for your digital video.
Note: Time is in 24-hour format.
Beep On/OFF
If you choose Beep On, there will be a beep sound when you press any
buttons. If you choose Beep Off, no sound will occur when you press any
buttons.
Note: When you connect the DC400 to a PC by USB or Power on, there
will be one beep sound.)
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Advanced Functuions
Menu-continued
Auto-Off ON/OFF
Under Auto-Off, if you leave your DC400 unused for certain times, the
unit will power off automatically. There are three options: 1 minute, 2
minutes and 5 minutes. (Note: If you set Auto-off ON for 2 or 5 minutes,
the LCD will power off first after 1 minute.)
NTSC/PAL
NTSC/PAL are two incompatiable analog TV signal formats. You can toggle
between NTSC and PAL to your TV set’s preference.
NTSC: North America and Japan
PAL: U.K. and Germany, France, Russia, certain European and African
countries
NTSC
PAL
50Hz/60Hz
Match up with the frequency of the main power supply in your country.
Please refer to the following figures:
50 Hz : Europe, P.R.C.,Hong kong, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
60 Hz : America, Canada, Taiwan, Japan,and Korea.
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Slide Show
You can choose to playback your movies, pictures, voice messages or
MP3 in Slide Show. The Slide Show playback time is 5 seconds for each
movie, picture, voice message or MP3.
Advanced Functions
Menu-continued
To exit, press STOP.
Repeat ON/OFF (only for MP3 files)
You can choose to playback your MP3 repeatedly. If you choose to Repeat
One, the selected track will playback repeatedly. If you choose to Repeat
All, the whole tracks will playback repeatedly.
repeat one
repeat all
Rotate ON/OFF (only for image files)
You can choose to rotate your pictures on your Digital Video. Pressing
or
, you can rotate the picture every 90 degree in counter-clock
direction.
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Advanced Functuions
Menu-continued
Del One/
Del ALL
You can choose to delete one file or all files. Press
to confirm. Press
to exit.
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No
Format your Memory Card*
If you want to erase all movies, pictures, voice messages, MP3 and other
files, you can select FORMAT under the menu and press
to wipe out
the memory completely. If you want to keep your memory contents, press
to exit.
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* Note: New memory may need to be formatted.
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No
Our video clip adopts Microsoft latest video technology(Direct X
8.1). Therefore user(Windows 98, 2000) needs to install our
enclosed Direct X to playback the video clip files.
Advanced Functions
Notice for video clip playback on PC
Note: Direct X is a program to upgrade Microsoft’s Media Player codec.
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© 2004 Audiovox Electronics Corp., Hauppauge, NY 11788
Printed in China
128-7078
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