EVC1700
User Guide
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Introduction
Congratulations on your purchase of this digital video camera. Before using the camera,
please read this user manual carefully. The main purpose is to shoot videos. It is also equipped
with a secondary still shot feature. Please note that this is not meant to replace a regular still
shot or digital camera. It is only a side feature.
The illustrations in this user manual are to visually detail the operation of the digital video
camera.
Notice for use
General:
1. Never open the housing of the digital video camera as some parts may cause an electrical
shock.
2. Moisture, extreme pressure and overheating may damage this digital video camera.
Memory and storage:
1. SD/SDHC class 2 and 4 memory cards are compatible with this digital video camera, with a
maximum capacity of 32GB. Using a different class of card may result in video distortion and
skipping.
2. When buying a SD//SDHC card, take the digital video camera with you to ensure
compatibility.
3. When a SD//SDHC card is inserted, the internal memory of the digital video camera will not
function.
5. When storing documents using the internal memory or the memory card, make sure that the
size of the files do not exceed the capacity of the memory.
Maintenance and care:
1. To clean the lens, the first step is to blow away dust from the surface. After doing so, use a
cloth or tissue to wipe the lens. If necessary, use lens cleanser.
2. Avoid touching the lens with your fingers.
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3. When left idle for long periods, remove the battery from your digital video camera and store
it in a dry and dark place.
Miscellaneous:
1. When switching video output between LCD display and video devices, be sure to exit from
the „play‟ or „record‟ state.
2. This digital video camera is suitable for environments between 0 °- 40 ° C or 32 °-104 ° F.
Never keep the digital video camera in extremely high temperatures, such as a car parked in
the sun. Never keep the digital video camera in damp or moist places. In order to prevent
the digital video camera from condensation, when moving from a cold to a warm place, be sure
to keep it in a sealed plastic bag. Open the bag and take it out when the camera reaches the
indoor temperature.
3. TV programs, movies, music, images and other resources may be protected by copyright;
therefore, without prior permission, do not distribute copyrighted materials.
System requirements
When utilizing the Arcsoft software that is included with the camera, be sure the computer you
are using meets the below system requirements:
Operation System
CPU
Memory
Sound card and display card
CD-ROM
Hard Disk
Other
Win2000,XP, Vista, Windows 7
Above Intel PIII667 or CPU of equal performance
Above 128 MB
DirectX8 or above.
4× speed or above
1 GB space above useable
One standard USB 1.1 or USB 2.0 port
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Memories on TV 4 Software
The below chart is the minimum system requirements for the Memories on TV 4 software
which is also included in the giftbox:
Operation System
CPU
Memory
Sound card and display card
CDR/RW
Hard Disk
MOV Support
Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7
Intel Pentium II 300mHz or faster
64 MB RAM (128 MB Preferred)
DirectX8.1 or above.
4× speed or above to burn discs
36 MB available hard disk space
Quicktime 6 and above
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Getting to know your camera
1. Appearance and Buttons
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2. Basic operation
2.1 Installing the battery
Press / slide down the battery cover and insert the included lithium battery. Align with correct
polarity (+,-) of battery terminals. Close the battery cover.
2.2 Charging the battery
1. Power off the camera.
2. Connect the camera to the computer USB port or to a power adapter with the USB cable
to charge the battery.
3. During charging, the busy red light will be on. The busy light is located on the top of the
digital video camera to the left of the lens as shown on page 7. The light will turn off when the battery
is fully charged.
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4. Charge the camera for about 3 hours to get maximum battery power. Battery lasts as long as 2
hours under normal usage.
2.3
Using a SD/MMC/SDHC card
Turn your camcorder OFF before inserting / removing an SD Card.
Insert a memory card into the SD/MMC/SDHC card slot. Push it
down until the card stays latched. Do not force – check card‟s
position according to the position mark on the camera.
To remove card, push card inward and it will pop out automatically.
- Note that the SD Card has a tiny LOCK switch on the side. Set the switch to the un-LOCK
position to store recorded videos and still pictures.
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Powering on/off
In the power-off state, press and hold the power key to turn the camera on.
In the power-on state, press the power key to turn the camera off.
The camera will turn off automatically if it is on and left idle for 1 minute.
In power-on state, when the battery level is very low, the camera can turn off after several
seconds. You must recharge the battery when this happens.
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Video record
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Your camera will automatically go to record mode after it is powered on.
To record a video,
press the shutter key to start video recording. While recording, press the shutter key again
to stop recording.
In video record mode,to change the resolution from 720p HD to VGA 640/480 and vice
versa, press the right to get your desired setting. Press the left key to turn the Led light on or
off. You can use the zoom feature by pressing the up or down key to zoom in or out on the
image before you record or while you are recording.
Please note the digital zoom feature degrades the picture the more you zoom in.
2.6
Playback videos or photos
Press the mode key to change modes, from video mode to playback mode. Once in
playback mode, press the ◄ key or ► key to select the desired file. When viewing a video
clip, press the OK key to begin playing. Press the ◄ key to rewind and the ► key to fast
forward. Press the up key to return back to normal speed. Press the OK key to pause and
resume playing. Press the down key to stop playing the video.
Press the down key again to see thumbnails of all of your videos.
When viewing a Still photo, press the up or down key to zoom in or out of the image. While
zooming, pressing the OK key can enter pan mode. At this time you can press the direction
key to move the photo to view in LCD.
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2.7
Still photos
Press the Mode key to switch from playback mode to still photo mode (5MP).
Press the left
key to turn the Led light on or off. In still photo mode, press the shutter key to take a picture.
Press the up or down key to zoom in or out of the image.
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Video output
After the camera is powered on, insert the terminal of the TV
cable into the TV output port of the camera. The yellow port of
the other terminal should be connected to the VIDEO IN port
of the TV. The red (or white) port of the other terminal should
be connected to the AUDIO IN port of the TV as shown in this
illustration.
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HDMI output
If you want to output the video and sound from the video
camera to an HD TV, insert a HDMI cable (not included)
to the HDMI port of the camcorder and connect the other
terminal of the HDMI cable to the HD TV.
Note: During the period of HDMI output, the video camera
can only enter playback mode (you will not be able to
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record while the HDMI cable is connected).
2.10 Delete files
In playback mode, press the Menu key to start menu-setup, and then choose the delete item
to delete files.
3. Connect to PC
3.1 Turn the camcorder on. Slide the USB switch up to extend the USB connector.
3.2 Insert the camera‟s USB connector into computer‟s USB port, or use the supplied
USB extension cable to make the connection.
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4. Download files from the camera to PC
4.1 After connecting to a computer, go to "My Computer” and open the "Removable Disk"
icon. The videos or photos will be saved in the \DCIM\ 100DSCIM folder in the
removable disk. Choose the desired file in the 100DSCIM folder and copy (drag with
mouse) it into a folder of your choice on your computer.
4.2 You can use ArcSoft MeidaImpression to edit videos or photos.
4.3 ArcSoft MeidaImpression can be installed from the CD included.
User Preferences/Setup Options
Light
Frequency
This value is set to 60 Hz as it is the standard light frequency value for
the United States, You can change this to 50 Hz for other countries.
Date & Time
Set the current date and time and adjust the date display. This date and
time will be attached to the video files so you can see when the video
files were taken.
Language
Set the language in which the User Preferences Menu will be displayed.
TV Out
USB
Set the TV mode on your camera. The camera is set to NTSC mode
which is standard in the United States.
Set the USB option to Computer or Printer. The USB is set to computer
so that your computer will recognize the digital video camera when
plugging it in. there is an option to change from Computer mode to
Printer Mode.
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Format
Erase all data on the installed memory card.
Reset All
Reset all user preferences to defaults.
Light Frequency
Do not change the frequency from 60 Hz (default) unless you are outside of the United States.
To change the frequency, click the Menu button to see your setup options. Press the right
button and scroll down to the Light Frequency option. Press the Shutter key. You will see the 2
frequency options. Click the Shutter key on your desired frequency option (60 or 50) to confirm
your selection.
To Set the Date and Time
If you would like to have each of your files stamped with the date, please do the following1-
When in record or still mode, press the menu key.
2-
When the yellow menu screen appears, press the right arrow.
3-
Now press the minus sign key down twice until Date and Time is highlighted on
screen.
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Press the shutter key.
5-
Now you can set the date and time by scrolling up or down on the desired
highlighted field. The camera will start with the year. Simply press right or left to
change the highlighted field.
6-
When you are done setting the calendar, press the shutter key to set.
7-
To get out of the calendar screen, press the menu key again to return to the main
menu and then again to return to record mode.
Language
Your camera default only English nation language.
TV Out
To change the TV Mode on your camera, press the Menu key to see your setup options. Press
the right key and scroll down to the TV Out option. Press the Shutter Key to see the TV Out
options which are NTSC and PAL. Scroll up or down between the two options. When your
preferred option is highlighted, press the Shutter Key to confirm your selection. Please note
that the camea is set to NTSC which is standard in the United States. Do not change to PAL
mode unless you are outside of the United States.
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USB
Your USB is set to Computer mode. This means that your computer will recognize your digital
video camera when you plug it into the USB port of your computer. To change from Computer
Mode to Printer mode, press the Menu Key to see your setup options. Press the Right key and
scroll down to the USB option. Press the Shutter key and press it again once your desired
option is highlighted (Computer or Printer).
Please note that the Printer mode will only work with certain printers. Most printers will not
recognize your digital video camera when you plug it into its USB port.
Format
To erase the data from your SD card, press the Menu key to see your setup options. Press the
Right key and scroll down to the Format option. Press the Shutter key once. Scroll up to the
Yes option and press the Shutter key again to confirm the action. Your files will be deleted.
Reset All
To reset all of the User preferences to the way they were when you first got your camera (to the
defaults), press the Menu key to see your setup options. Press the Right key and scroll down
to the Reset All option. Press the Shutter key. Press the Shutter key on the Yes option to
confirm your action of resetting all of the preferences.
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Application of attached Software
1. Introduction interface for software installation
Put the CD into the CD-ROM of a computer, and then the following menu will appear:
 If the above screen does not show up, click the autorun.exe program under the directory of the CD.
2. MediaImpression Installation and Use
Install MediaImpression:
Click “Install MediaImpression” button and complete the installation as per the tips.
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After installation, please restart the computer.
Run MediaImpression:
Double click the
icon on the desktop or follow “Start → Programs” to open:
After starting MediaImpression, click “Import” to import the media.
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Choose the video camera storage and choose the output location.
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Choose a file and click import. The selected file will be stored in the output location.
Click “Go to start page” to return to the main screen. Then click “Video” or “All media” to use
the “You Tube” function.
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Choose a file and click the “upload to You Tube.
Enter your username and password to login to You Tube to execute the upload.
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3. UEZ Link Introduction and Use
UEZ Link can help you easily upload your videos or photos to
or
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are two ways to use the software:
Ⅰ When connecting to a PC, UEZ link will pop-up automatically. Please make sure that
your PC will not block any pop-up software. Otherwise it will not work.
Ⅱ Double click the icon
and then double click the icon
from the CD to run. You can also copy files to your PC,
to run.
The interface below will appear:
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3.1 Load Files
UEZ link will automatically load all the files in the DCIM folder . You can load the desired
files by clicking the button
, and then choosing the files. Once the “Browse for
folder” window opens, choose “Computer” then the driver where the files are located. (This
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should be a “removable disk”, such as D, E, F…) Then choose the files.
3.2 Upload to
Choose the file, and then click the button
to upload your files. Hold the Control
key and click another file to choose multiple files to upload. Please make sure that you have
registered and activated an account for YouTube to upload videos. Otherwise, you will not be
able to upload.
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3. 3 Upload to
Choose the file, and then click the button
to upload your files. Hold the Control
key and click another file to choose multiple files to upload. Please make sure that you have
registered and activated the account for facebook to upload files. Otherwise it will not work.
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3.4 Save on PC
Choose the file, and then click the button
to save on PC. Hold the Control key
and click another file to choose multiple files to save.
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3.5 Delete
Choose the file, and then click the button
to delete the files. Hold the Control key
and click another file to choose multiple files to delete.
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Product specifications
Image sensor
Function mode
Lens
Focus range
Digital focusing
Shutter
LCD display
Resolution
White balance
Exposure
File format
Video out
Storage media
USB port
Dimension (LxWxH)
1.3 Mega Pixels
Record video, Record still photo, playback, mobile disk
F2.8,f=3.1mm
120cm~infinite
4×
Electronic
2.0 inch TFT Display
Video: HD(1280x720), VGA(640x480),
Still photo: 5.0MP
Automatic/Manual
Automatic
(Video)AVI, (Photo)JPEG
TV out, HDMI out
SD/MMC/SDHC card(max. 16GB)
USB 2.0 port
111mm × 57mm × 19.5mm
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