®
TV FM Card
PCI-based
TV FM Card
USER’S MANUAL
Hardware & Video Drivers
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CONTENTS
I. Introduction .......................................................................... 7
Highlights .............................................................................................. 7
Getting started ....................................................................................... 8
2. Hardware Setup .................................................................... 9
Operating System Requirements ..................................................... 9
ASUS TV FM Card Layout ........................................................... 10
Installation Procedures ................................................................... 11
Connecting the Audio .................................................................... 12
Connecting the Audio .................................................................... 12
Using Your TV FM Card ............................................................... 13
Using the Remote Control ............................................................. 15
Installing Batteries ......................................................................... 15
ASUS Remote Controller Layout .................................................. 16
ASUS Remote Controller Functions .............................................. 17
3. Software Setup .................................................................... 21
Device Driver Installation .............................................................. 21
Windows 2000/XP .............................................................................. 21
Method 1: ASUS Quick Setup Program ....................................... 21
Method 2: Plug and Play .............................................................. 22
Install DirectX ..................................................................................... 24
Uninstall the TV FM Card Drivers ..................................................... 25
Windows 2000 / XP ...................................................................... 25
Method : Using Control Panel ................................................ 25
Install ASUS Home Theater ................................................................ 26
Install VideoSecurity ........................................................................... 27
Install PowerDirector Pro ................................................................... 28
4. Software Reference ............................................................. 29
ASUS Home Theater ..................................................................... 29
PowerDirector Pro ......................................................................... 31
ASUS VideoSecurity ..................................................................... 33
5. Resolution Table .................................................................. 38
6. Troubleshooting .................................................................. 40
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Notices
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with FCC Rules Part 15. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference, and
• 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 manufacturer’s 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 to 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.
WARNING! The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the
graphics card is required to assure compliance with FCC regulations. Changes
or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.
Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions
from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
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Macrovision Corporation. Reverse engineering or disassemby is prohibited.
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I. Introduction
1. Introudction
Highlights/Models
Thank you for purchasing ASUS TV FM card. The TV FM card that provides a total
solution suitable for watching TV programs, making scheduled recordings, capturing
video from TVs or camcorders, and making movies on your PC. The ASUS TV FM
CARD introduces a new dimension in video quality by incorporating the newest
video/audio decoder for enhanced performance, functionality and enjoyment.
Combined with the ASUS remote control and useful software bundle, the ASUS TV
FM CARD lets your PC be a smart multimedia center!
Highlights
• Use the advanced video/audio decoder - Philips with two 9-bit video
ADC for excellent video quality
• Built-in TV FM tuner
• Enjoy the ultimate entertainment package
~ Allows you to easily watch TV, tune to FM radio, listen to MP3s, view
DVD/VCDs, pictures and video on your PC.
• Provides you with complete TV experience on your PCs.
~ “Automatic Channel Scanning”, “Channel Surfing”, “Pre-schedule
Recording (MPEG1/2).
• Support STEREO and Dual modes while watching TV
• Come with a remotes control for the ultimate in convenience
• Video-in connector for external video stream
• Let you capture/edit/author/burn your favorite videos and images in
one software package
• Build your own video security and monitoring system
• WDM video capture driver for Windows 2000/XP
• Microsoft® DirectShowTM compliant
• PCI revision 2.2 compliant
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I. Introduction
1. Introudction
Highlights/Models
Getting Started
The following steps will help you get your ASUS TV FM Card connected and working quickly and assume that your computer is shut down and turned off.
1
Unpack your ASUS TV FM Card pagkage.
Shown here are the TV FM card and accessories.
ASUS TV FM card
• Cables
(1) Multi video-in and audio-in cable for connection to video camera or
camcorder
(2) Audio cable for connection to sound card
• Software
(1) ASUS installation driver CD
(2) ASUS Home Theater software CD
(3) CyberLink PowerDirector software CD
• Remote control with transmitter, receiver and batteries
• ASUS TV FM Card user’s manual
2
Connect cables and other accessories.
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•
3
Install batteries in remote control.
•
4
Details are on page 15.
Start your computer.
5
Install the Device drivers.
•
6
Details for installing the software to run your FM card are on page 21.
Install the DirectX.
•
7
Details for installing the software to run your FM card are on page 27.
Installing software.
•
8
Details for installing the software to run your FM card are on page 30.
Using software.
•
8
Details for connecting a cable TV system and home antenna to your FM starts
on page 10.
Details for connecting other devices to your FM card are on page 12.
Details for using the software to run your FM card are on page 33.
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2. Hardware Setup
Operating System Requirements
• Intel® or AMD® chipset-based mainboard recommended
• One available PCI compliant slot
• Minimum 64 MB system memory
• VGA card with 16MB memory above
2. H/W Setup
• CD-ROM drive (for driver installation)
• Sound card needed
• Microsoft Windows® 2000/XP
• DirectX® 8 or above needed
NOTES
• To avoid damage to your TV FM card, unplug your computer’s power
supply before inserting your FM card into the PCI slot.
• Videoconferencing requires the addition of a video camera or video camcorder.
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ASUS Driver and Utility CD
User’s Manual
ASUS TV FM Card
Item Checklist
Video
(S-VHS)
inport
Video
(Composite)
inport
Audio(R)
inport
Audio(L)
inport
Antenna
CATV
FM Radio
Video&Audio
(S-VHS)
inport
Cable/
Antenna
inport
FM
inport
R
PHILIPS
SAA7135HL
Video-Audio
Decoder
Audio-out port
Motherboard
®
Use the same TV standard for all devices.
Antenna and CATV cannot be connected at the same time.
Drawings are for reference only, actual card layout may vary.
Notes
•
•
•
8275 Philips
Silicon Tuner
8290 Philips
Digital IF
TV-7135LP
Sound Card
2. H/W Setup
ASUS TV FM Card
2. Hardware Setup
2. Hardware Setup
NOTE: This TV FM card can only be installed in motherboards with a PCI slot.
2. H/W Setup
WARNING! Computer boards and components contain very delicate Integrated
Circuit (IC) chips. To protect the computer board and other components against
damage from static electricity, you must follow some precautions.
1. Make sure that you unplug your power supply when adding or removing
expansion cards or other system components. Failure to do so may cause
severe damage to both your motherboard and expansion cards.
2. Keep all components such as the host adapter in its antistatic bag until you
are ready to install it.
3. Use a grounded wrist strap before handling computer components. If you do
not have one, touch both of your hands to a safely grounded object or to a
metal object, such as the power supply case. Hold components by the edges
and try not to touch the IC chips, leads, or circuitry.
4. Place components on a grounded antistatic pad or on the bag that came with the
component whenever the components are separated from the system.
Installation Procedures
New FM Card
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Unplug all electrical cords on your computer.
Remove the system unit cover.
Locate the PCI bus expansion slot. Make sure this slot is unobstructed.
Remove the corresponding expansion slot cover from the computer chassis.
Ground yourself to an antistatic mat or other grounded source .
Pick up the board (still in its sleeve) by grasping the edge bracket with one hand
and then remove the plastic sleeve.
Position the card directly over the PCI slot and insert one end of the board in the
slot first. Firmly but gently press the bus connector on the bottom of the card
down into the slot. Be sure the metal contacts on the bottom of the host adapter
are securely seated in the slot.
Anchor the board’s mounting bracket to the computer chassis using the screw
from the slot cover that you set aside previously.
Replace the cover on the system unit.
Connect cables and devices, if available.
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2. Hardware Setup
Connecting the Audio
You may connect the audio portion either to a sound card or directly to the audio
connector in your motherboard. Follow the procedure below to connect the audio.
2. H/W Setup
Sound Card
1.Locate the JP1 connector on the ASUS TV FM Card.
2.Locate the Line-In (JP Audio-input) connector on your sound card. If necessary,
refer to the documentation supplied with your sound card.
3.Attach one end of the sound cable to the JP1 connector of the ASUS TV FM Card
and the other end to the Line-In (JP Audio-input) on your sound card.
TV-7135LP
Audio-out port
8290 Philips
Digital IF
Sound Card
PHILIPS
8275 Philips
Silicon Tuner
SAA7135HL
Video-Audio
Decoder
R
Motherboard
1.Locate the JP1 connector on the ASUS TV FM Card.
2.Locate the Line-In (JP Audio-input) connector on your motherboard. If necessary,
refer to the documentation supplied with your motherboard.
3.Attach one end of the sound cable to the JP1 connector of the ASUS TV FM Card
and the other end to the Line-In (JP Audio-input) on your motherboard.
TV-7135LP
Audio-out port
®
8290 Philips
Digital IF
8275 Philips
Silicon Tuner
PHILIPS
Motherboard
SAA7135HL
Video-Audio
Decoder
R
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2. Hardware Setup
Using Your TV FM Card
There are three general steps in using or setting-up your TV FM Card.
2. H/W Setup
Step 1 Disconnect the CATV system or antenna from your TV system.
Step 2 Reconnect the CATV system or antenna to your TV FM Card.
Step 3 Connect the included and other accessories to your TV FM Card.
CATV/Home Antenna Connections
There are various types of cable TV (CATV) and antenna connections. Each type
requires a different method of connection.
NOTE Consult your dealer for the type of adaptor, splitter, A/B switch or combiner
that may be required when setting up your TV FM Card.
Your TV FM Card is capable of receiving up to 100 channels. If you do not have a
CATV system, you may use an indoor or outdoor antenna that carries only VHF
(channels 2–13), only UHF (channels 14–69), or VHF and UHF channels to connect
to your TV FM Card.
Your CATV sytem or antenna may be connected in either of the following two ways:
direct to the TV or through a VCR system.
Connection Through a TV System
CATV
Antenna
Connection Through a VCR System
CATV
Antenna
To start using your TV FM Card, follow the steps and sketch on the following pages
to connect a CATV system or home antenna to your TV FM Card.
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2. Hardware Setup
Step 1
Disconnect the CATV system or antenna from your TV system.
2. H/W Setup
CATV
Antenna
Disconnection from a TV System
CATV
Antenna
Disconnection from a VCR System
Step 2
Reconnect the CATV system or antenna to your TV FM Card.
TV FM
Tuner
Card
TV
Card
Antenna
CATV
CATV
Cable/
Antenna
Connector
Direct Connection
TV
Card
TV FM
Tuner
Card
Antenna
CATV
CATV
Cable/
Antenna
Connector
Connection Through either an Adaptor, Splitter, A/B Switch or Combiner
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2. Hardware Setup
Using the Remote Control (Optional)
2. H/W Setup
The Remote Control allows you to operate the VCR/ DVD at a distance. It has all
the major controls necessary for operating your FM card, such as turning your TV
on/off, viewing the TV, and changing the channels and volume. Aim the front of the
Remote Control at the Remote Control Receiver and press the control buttons as
you would on the infrared rays receiver.
The remote control receiver may be
placed anywhere, as long as it is not
blocked
Installing Batteries
Open the back cover of Remote Controller and put in one CR2032 battery.
If the Remote Control does not operate or fails to function normally, replace the batteries.
The Remote Control operates on one CR2032 3-volt battery.
Installing receiver of ASUS remote control kit
Plugging receiver (with USB port on it) into the USB port of your computer and
have the receiver grip on the top of computer panel or your favorite location for easy
operation.
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2. Hardware Setup
ASUS Remote Controller
ASUS Remote Controller Layout
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2. Hardware Setup
Remote Control Functions
Button
Mode 1
Mode 2
Mode 3
Mode 4
TV Mode
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-
-
-
FM Radio
-
-
-
-
DVD Mode
-
Close App
Close App
Close App
Close App
Rewind
Tune Down
Rewind
-
Stop
Stop
Stop
-
Play/Pause
Play/-
Play/Pause
-
Fast Forward
Tune Up
Fast Forward
-
TV Audio
-
-
-
Mute
Mute
Mute
-
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2. Hardware Setup
Button
Mode 1
Mode 2
Mode 3
Mode 4
Record
Record
-
-
Full Screen
-
Full Screen
-
Channel
Up/Down
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Search Forward Next Chapter /
/ Search
Previous
Backward
Chapter
-
Volume
Volume
Volume
Up/Down
Up/Down
Up/Down
-
1
1
1
-
2/Up
2/Up
2/Up
-
3
3
3
-
4/Left
4/Left
4/Left
-
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Button
Mode 1
Mode 2
Mode 3
Mode 4
5/Enter
5/Enter
5/Enter
-
6/Right
6/Right
6/Right
-
7
7
7
-
8/Down
8/Down
8/Down
-
9
9
9
-
Back
Back
Back
-
0
0
0
-
Number Lock
Number Lock
Number Lock
-
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Features:
1. Innovation design of ASUS Remote Controller for controlling ASUS Home Theater
software with desktop PC.
2. Mouse mode can be used as mouse function while you aren’t in front of your
computer.
3. Receiver with USB Port, it’s easy to connect with your computer.
Specifications:
• Operation Voltage : 3V ; Battery : 1 x CR2032
• Receiver Inter face : USB Port
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3. Software Setup
Device Driver Installation
You can use the below method to install the device drivers for your FM card, depending on your operating system.
NOTE: The screens displayed in this manual may not exactly reflect the screen
contents displayed on your screen. The contents of the support CD are subject to
change at any time without notice.
Windows 2000 / XP
Method 1: ASUS Quick Setup Program
1. Start Windows.
3. S/W Setup
2. Windows detects the ASUS TV FM card
and displays the Found New Hardware
Wizard window. Click Cancel.
3. Insert support CD into your CD-ROM
drive.The Install Shell appears. Click
FM Driver on the dialog box.
4. Follow succeeding onscreen
instructions.
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3. Software Setup
5. Setup has finished installing all the
necessary files on your computer, Click
Finished to complete Setup.
Windows 2000 / XP
Method2 : Plug and Play
3. S/W Setup
1. Start Windows and insert support CD
into your CD-ROM drive.
2. Windows detects the ASUS TV FM card
and displays the New Hardware Found
window.
3. Click Next to allow Windows to search
for the required driver.
4. Select the option Search for a suitable
driver for my device (Recommended)
and Click Next.
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3. Software Setup
5. Check the option CD-ROM drives and
Click Next.
3. S/W Setup
6. When the wizard finds the driver
location, click Next to install the driver.
7. Click Finish when Windows has
finished installing the driver.
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3. Software Setup
Install DirectX
Microsoft DirectX allows 3D hardware acceleration support in Windows 98,
Windows 2000, and Windows XP. For Software MPEG support in Windows 98, you
must first install Microsoft DirectX, and then an MPEG-compliant video player.
1. Insert the CD installation disc into
your CD-ROM drive or double click
the CD drive icon in My Computer
to bring up the autorun screen or run
Setup32.exe in the directory
\AutoRun of your CD-ROM drive.
Click DirectX Runtime Libraries.
3. S/W Setup
2. The DriectX(R) Setup box appears.
Click Install button to install driver.
3. The installation program will
automatically install the DirectX
8.1 runtime libraries into your
system.
4. Setup will prompt when it has
finished copying all the files to
your computer. Click OK to finish
the installation.
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3. Software Setup
Uninstall the TV FM Card Drivers
If you want to update your TV FM Card drivers or if you no longer need the TV FM
Card drivers for your card, you can use following procedures to completely uninstall the drivers from your system to save disk space.
Windows 2000 / XP
Method : Using Control Panel
1. Click Start, and then point to Settings.
3. S/W Setup
2. Click Control Panel.
3. Double-click the Add/Remove
Programs icon.
4. Click the Change/Remove Programs
icon.
5. Click ASUS TV FM Card Drivers
from the list.
6. Click Change/Remove.
7. The system prompts a confirmation
dialog box. Click OK to completely
remove all TV FM card components,
otherwise, click Cancel.
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3. Software Setup
8. Click Finish to complete setup and
restart computer.
3. S/W Setup
Installing ASUS Home Theater
The ASUS Home Theater enables you to watch TV, listen to MP3s, view
DVDs or video clips and browse pictures on your PC.
1. Insert the ASUS Home Theater support CD into your CD-ROM drive.
2. Double click the CD drive icon in My Computer to bring up the
autorun screen or run Setup.exe in the root directory of your CD-ROM
drive.
3. From the welcome screen, click
Next and follow succeeding
instructions to copy the
necessary files to your
computer.
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3. Software Setup
4. Click on Finish to complete setup.
Install VideoSecurity
3. S/W Setup
VideoSecurity is a powerful video stream comparison and detection utility that helps
in detecting potential errors or intrusions at a specific time interval by using a video
capture device, such as a digital camera.
1. Insert the support CD into your
CD-ROM drive.
2. Double click the CD drive icon in My
Computer to bring up the autorun
screen or run Setup32.exe in the directory \AutoRun of your CD-ROM
drive.
3. From the main menu, click ASUS
VideoSecurity.
4. When the Welcome box appears,
click Next to start the installation.
5. Follow succeeding on-screen
instructions or prompts to complete
setup.
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3. Software Setup
Install PowerDirector Pro
Ever thought about directing your own movie? How about having all the creative
controls and being in charge of the entire editing and post-production process? Well,
today’s computing technology has made all this possible for anyone who has recording devices, capture devices, acomputer, and of course, the sensational new
software application, PowerDirector.
1. Insert the support CD into your CDROM drive
2. Double click the CD drive icon in My
Computer to bring up the autorun
screen .
3. S/W Setup
3. Select the language from the choices
then click Next.
4. The PowerDiector Pro Setup
window appears. Click Next to start
the installation.
5. Follow on-screen instructions or
prompts to complete installation.
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4. Software Reference
ASUS Home Theater
4. S/W Reference
The ASUS Home Theater is an integrated software with various multimedia
applications. It allows you to enjoy multimedia entertainment such as watching
TV, tuning to FM radio, listening to MP3s, playing DVDs, sorting and viewing
video or pictures in one friendly user interface. You can easily turn your PC into a
multimedia center with ASUS Home Theater!
A. Watch TV on your PC!
•
•
•
•
TV Recording
Multi-channel previewing
Scheduled recording
Still image capture
B. Tune to FM Radio on your PC!
•
•
•
•
•
Program listening
Program recording
Channel scanning
Station seeking
Station setting
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4. Software Reference
C. Enjoy MP3s on your PC
•
•
•
Listening to MP3 music
Radio recording and playback
Information display
D. Sort Videos on your PC!
•
4. S/W Reference
•
•
•
•
Sort recordings fromt TV/DVD/
Video
Display recordings from TV/DVD/
Video
Instant Preview feature
Still image capture
Slide show with music
E. Sort pictures on your PC!
•
•
•
•
Sort pictures from TV/DVD/Video
Display pictures from TV/DVD/
Video
Instant preview feature
Print pictures
F. Play DVD/VCD on your PC!
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DVD/VCD playback
Still image capture feature
5.1 channel audio support
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4. Software Reference
PowerDirector Pro
Ever thought about directing your own movie? How about having all the creative
controls and being in charge of the entire editing and post-production process?
Well, today's computing technology has made all this possible for anyone who has
recording devices, capture devices, a computer, and of course, the sensational new
software application, PowerDirector.
4. S/W Reference
Admittedly, video editing software is not without its drawbacks. Since the advent
of computers and its incredible growth in usage and processing speed power,
video editing software applications have taken off to astronomical heights. Yet, a
great inherent limitation, such as requiring a huge amount of disk space because
of the raw video data it captures, still remains. This is why many still choose to
edit with analog devices.
What makes PowerDirector the megastar of its industry in one quick flash is its
ability to save precious producing time because of its Smart Video Rendering
Technology (SVRT). Say goodbye to raw video data, which is usually captured in
.AVI format, and say hello to plenty of hard drive space with the MPEG and AVI
formats. No additional compression nor decompression is required when
producing scenes with MPEG or AVI formats that do not contain effects, which
saves you huge amounts of time compared to our competitors that compress and
decompress the entire movie!
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Additional SVRT features includes:
• altering video speeds
• detecting scenes
• a disc wizard that creates and burns movie discs in a cinch!
• adding titles to clips
• adding audio streams to clips
• picture-in-pictures (adding video or images to an existing video clip)
• a huge collection of transitions, video and titles effects
• master audio files
• watermarks
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ASUS VideoSecurity
The ASUS VideoSecurity lets you detect intruders into your system and environmental changes and monitor a specified location or any incoming visitor. If
VideoSecurity detects any deviation from the norm that you set, it may give an error
message or not. Regardless of any messages, VideoSecurity will record:
• The last two detected snapshot image files from the video captured stream (saved
into a access file named watch dog.mdb). Any image processing or editing
software can then be used to view, modify, or distribute them.
Limitations
Because of differences in hardware sensitivity, VideoSecurity may not completely
detect all possible errors. Before you execute VideoSecurity, there are some
limitations you have to understand so that you can appropriately use it.
• Due to changing temperatures, the captured image of some CCDs will be twisted,
which may give a wrong detection.
• If the features (e.g., color, luminance) of the object are similar to that of
background, the object may not be detected clearly.
• The CCD cannot capture the object smoothly and immediately when an object
moves too fast.
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VideoSecurity is designed for the widest environments possible and error
conditions, therefore it is necessary to tune the parameters in VideoSecurity
Setup Wizard to get the best detection results.
Setup Wizard
Setup Wizard guides you through setting up the VideoSecurity features.
1. To open Setup Wizard, click
the Start button, and then point to
Programs, ASUS Video Security,
and then click Setup Wizard. The
Video Security Setup Wizard
dialog box appears.
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4. Software Reference
NOTE: The following descriptions are only for selected features of the ASUS
VideoSecurity utility. For a full description of the features described in this manual
and other features, refer to the ASUS VideoSecurity Online Help (HTML)
format included with your support CD. You may also click the Help button to
open the online help file.
Detecting Sensibility
This is an important parameter when setting up VideoSecurity. Your environment
may change often but VideoSecurity is concerned only when there is a change in the
environment. Make sure that you select a suitable sensitivity for your environment.
Detecting Interval(frame/sec)
This sets the scan rate. Default is 2 frames/sec. The higher the scan rate, the more
accurate is the detection. Higher rates, however, entails a higher CPU usage. Do not
use a high rate when you plan to use VideoSecurity while using other applications.
Working Directory
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The Working Directory is the folder where the utility stores its temporary working
and log files. The default is C:\VIDEOSEC. The directory is user-configurable. When
VideoSecurity is ran, a sub-directory automatically created under the main directory, using the current date and time as the folder name. For example,
“1999.11.30_12.30.20” means that VideoSecurity was started on 30 November 1999
at 12:30:20 PM.
Do not change the working folder’s name while VideoSecurity is running. Otherwise, a fatal runtime error will occur.
Detect Region
• Full window detects all visible area when watchdog function is on.
• User define region detects only the area defined by the user when watchdog
function is on. Feature will take effect only when VideoSecurity runs the next time.
Window Style
• Normal Window is the default style, that is, VideoSecurity will function as a
standard Windows program.
• Minimized as a tray icon lets you hide the main VideoSecurity window. This is
useful when you don’t want anyone to know you are monitoring. When this option is selected, the VideoSecurity icon will appear on the taskbar in the lowerright corner of your screen. Whenever VideoSecurity detects a problem, it will
run. You may also run VideoSecurity by clicking the icon.
• Always on Top is like a Normal Window except that the main window and
control panel is shown always on top of other programs or utilities. You may
right click to enable or disable this function at the main window anytime.
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Working Mode
Click the Working Mode tab to define
tracing procedure. VideoSecurity not
only detects errors or problems in your
card, but also detects an intrusion.
This box appears when an error occurs.
Use this Tracing Box to choose the
error processing method for tracing.
Handling Procedure
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Click the Handling Procedure tab to set
up personalized handling procedure
through Recording, Send email, Make
phone call or Execute specific program.
VideoSecurity will execute procedures
set up by the user once any error is detected.
Devices
Click the Devices tab to select capture
devices and video standard.
Use mouse to fine tune the Video
Security screen and then click OK when
done.
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Running ASUS VideoSecurity
Click the ASUS icon on the taskbar’s status area. Clicking this icon opens the ASUS
Control Panel, then click the ASUS VideoSecurity to run VideoSecurity.
Detect Region
Click the Detect Region button to define your VideoSecurity video window. Use
your mouse to drag your intended rectangular region.
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Show History
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Click the Show History button to see the abnormal situation record including the
date, time, and other information.
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5.Capture Resolution Table
Capture resolution table
Video Standard
Supported Resolution
NTSC/PAL
720X576,
704X576,
352X288,
240X176,
720X480,
640X480,
352X240,
176X144,
720X288, 720X240
640X288, 640X240
320X240, 240X180
160X120
International TV Systems and Standards
IMPORTANT! Because systems and standards may change or grow, the information
below are provided only as reference. Be sure that the TV FM Card model that you
purchased is appropriate for the system and standard of the country where you will
be installing TV FM Card. For example, you should have the NTSC model if you
plan to use your TV FM Card in countries with NTSC systems, or PAL/SECAM
systems.
Country
TV
5.
5. Resolution
Resolution
Albania
B/G
Argentina
N
Australia
B/G
Austria
B/G
Azores Is. (Portugal) B
Bahamas
M
Bahrain
B
Barbados
N
Belgium
B/G
Bermuda
M
Brazil
M
Bulgaria
D
Canada
M
Canary Is
B
China
D
Colombia
N
Cyprus
B
Czech Republic
D/K
Denmark
B
Egypt
B
Faroe Islands (DK) B
Finland
B/G
France
E/L
Gambia
I
Germany
B/G
Germany (prev East) B / G
Gibraltar
B
Greece
B/H
Hong Kong
I
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Color
PA L
PA L - N
PA L
PA L
PA L
NTSC
PA L
NTSC
PA L
NTSC
PA L - M
SECAM
NTSC
PA L
PA L
NTSC
PA L
S E C A M / PA L
PA L
SECAM
PA L
PA L
SECAM
PA L
PA L
S E C A M / PA L
PA L
SECAM
PA L
Stereo
Subtitles
FM-FM
FM-FM
Teletext
Teletext
Nicam
Teletext
MTS
MTS
CC
Nicam
TeleText
Nicam
TeleText
Antiope
FM-FM
TeleText
Nicam
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Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Iran
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Kenya
Korea
Luxembourg
Madeira
Madagascar
Malaysia
Malta
Mauritius
Mexico
Monaco
Morocco
Netherlands
New Zealand
North Korea
Norway
Pakistan
Paraguay
Peru
Philipines
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russia
Saudi Arabia
Seychelles
Singapore
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Sri Lanka
Sweden
Switzerland
Tahiti
Ta i w a n
Thailand
Trinidad
Tunisia
Tu r k e y
TV
Color
Stereo
B/G & D/K
B
B
B
H
I
B/G
B/G
M
M
B
B
M
B/G
B
B
B
B/G
B
M
L/G
B
B/G
B/G
D/K?
B/G
B
N
M
M
D/K
B/G
G
D/K
B
I
B
I
N
B/G
B/G
B/G
B/G
KI
M
B
M
B
B
PAL (was SECAM)Nicam (Budapest only)
PA L
PA L
PA L
SECAM
PA L
Nicam
TeleText
PA L
Nicam
TeleText
PA L
FM/FM
TeleText
SECAM
NTSC
Matrix
PA L
PA L
NTSC
PA L
TeleText
PA L
SECAM
PA L
PA L
SECAM
NTSC
MTS
CC
S E C A M / PA L
SECAM
PA L
FM-FM
TeleText
PA L
Nicam
TeleText
SECAM
PA L
Nicam
PA L
PA L
NTSC
NTSC
PA L
Teletext
PA L
Nicam
Teletext
PA L
SECAM
SECAM
PA L
PA L
PA L
NTSC
PA L
Nicam
PA L
PA L
Nicam
Teletext
PA L
FM-FM
TeleText
SECAM
NTSC
PA L
NTSC
SECAM
PA L
TeleText
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5.
5. Resolution
Resolution
Country
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6. Troubleshooting
6. Troubleshooting
Description
Recommended Action
My monitor is not capable • It depends on the display characteristics of your
of high resolution or refresh
monitor. Consult your monitor documentation for the
rate.
proper configuration.
D i re c t X o r t h e o t h e r • Windows 95 is not OSR2.1 or later.
applications report no • DirectX version is not 6.0 or later.
AGP memory available.
• You have not installed appropriate drivers for the
AGP chipset. (e.g. VGARTD.VXD for Intel 440LX).
• Incorrect BIOS setting. BIOS must support at least
64MB for AGP aperture size.
My MPEG player displays • You must install DirectX 8 or later so that your player
can take advantage of the hardware acceleration
bad quality video clips.
mode (DirectDraw).
• Try to switch to a lower resolution, color depth, or
refresh rate. Switching to a lower mode allows your
player to use hardware acceleration mode.
• Switch dual view mode to VGA or TV mode.
I am using Video Security • This is a very important issue when you decide to
use VideoSecurity with the “never stop” option. You
and it seems my hard disk
must be aware of the free space of your hard disk—
space is almost exhausted.
it must be enough for storing temporary files in the
current working directory. If disk space is exhausted,
VideoSecurity will not store any information and give
you a warning message.
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