Silvercrest DV-5100HD User manual

Digital HD Camcorder
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User manual and
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Contents
Contents
Important Notice
6
Safety Instructions........................................................................... 6
Children and Persons with Disabilities ........................................... 8
Charger and Rechargeable Battery ............................................... 9
Cables ........................................................................................... 10
Repair and Maintenance ............................................................... 10
Intended Use................................................................................. 11
Conformity..................................................................................... 12
Disposal of Old Devices ................................................................ 12
Introduction
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Package Contents......................................................................... 13
Controls and buttons ..................................................................... 14
Front Panel .................................................................................. 14
Rear Panel ................................................................................... 14
Left Panel..................................................................................... 15
Right Panel .................................................................................. 15
Top View ...................................................................................... 16
Bottom.......................................................................................... 16
Opening the Display...................................................................... 17
Getting Started .............................................................................. 18
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Charging the Battery.................................................................... 18
Inserting the Battery..................................................................... 19
Inserting an SD Card ................................................................... 20
Write-Protecting the Memory Card .............................................. 21
Switching the Camcorder On and Off .......................................... 21
Switching the Operating Mode..................................................... 22
Setting the Menu Language......................................................... 22
Setting Date and Time ................................................................. 23
Recording
24
Recording Video Clips .................................................................. 24
Capturing Pictures ........................................................................ 26
The Video Light............................................................................. 28
Histogram ..................................................................................... 28
Macro Mode.................................................................................. 29
Playback
30
Playing Back Video Clips .............................................................. 30
Playing Back Photos ..................................................................... 33
The Main Menu............................................................................. 35
Beep ............................................................................................ 36
Histogram .................................................................................... 36
Auto power off ............................................................................. 36
TV Standard ................................................................................ 36
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Format.......................................................................................... 37
Default.......................................................................................... 37
Language ..................................................................................... 37
Frequency .................................................................................... 37
Date/Time .................................................................................... 37
Video Menu ................................................................................... 38
White Balance (WB)..................................................................... 38
Resolution .................................................................................... 39
Effect............................................................................................ 39
Night Mode................................................................................... 39
Stabilizer ...................................................................................... 40
Capture Mode .............................................................................. 40
Video Playback Menu ................................................................... 40
Delete one.................................................................................... 41
Delete All...................................................................................... 41
Protect.......................................................................................... 41
Autoplay ....................................................................................... 42
Photo Menu................................................................................... 42
White balance .............................................................................. 42
Resolution .................................................................................... 43
Effect............................................................................................ 43
Night Mode................................................................................... 43
Self- timer..................................................................................... 43
Photo Playback Menu ................................................................... 44
Delete one.................................................................................... 44
Delete All...................................................................................... 45
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Protect ......................................................................................... 45
Autoplay....................................................................................... 45
DPOF........................................................................................... 45
Connectors and Ports
46
Viewing Recordings on a Television Screen................................. 46
Connecting via the HDMI Cable .................................................. 47
Connecting via the USB/AV Cable .............................................. 47
Transferring Recordings to the Computer..................................... 48
Using the USB port ...................................................................... 48
Using a Card Reader ................................................................... 49
Software
50
System Requirements .................................................................. 50
Installing the Software .................................................................. 50
Uninstalling the Software ............................................................. 51
The Main Dialog............................................................................ 51
Select language ........................................................................... 52
Registration and Upgrades .......................................................... 52
Editing Recordings........................................................................ 53
Viewing Recordings ..................................................................... 53
Importing Recordings................................................................... 54
Selecting the Navigation View ..................................................... 55
Preview Window .......................................................................... 55
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Toolbar .......................................................................................... 56
Import........................................................................................... 56
Merge files ................................................................................... 56
Creating an AVCHD Disk ............................................................. 57
Cutting Video Clips ...................................................................... 57
Upload to YouTube ...................................................................... 58
Upload to Facebook ..................................................................... 58
Photo Album ................................................................................ 59
Album page.................................................................................. 59
Appendix
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Technical Specifications................................................................ 60
Troubleshooting ............................................................................ 61
Details of Guarantee ..................................................................... 62
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Introduction
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Important Notice
This icon denotes important information for the safe
operation of the product and for the user’s safety.
This symbol denotes further information on the topic.
Safety Instructions
ƒ Before you use this device for the first time, please read the
following notes in this manual and heed all warnings, even if
you are familiar with handling electronic devices. Always check
that the product works correctly.
ƒ Keep this manual with the instructions in a safe place for future
reference.
ƒ If you sell the device or pass it on, it is essential you hand over
this manual also.
ƒ Do not try to open the housing or reassemble the product. You
are at risk of receiving an electric shock. Maintenance and
repairs should only be carried out by qualified technicians.
ƒ Do not look at the sun or other sources of intense light. Doing
so may damage your eyesight.
ƒ Keep the device away from water and other liquids. Do not
operate the device with wet hands and do not use it in rain or
snow. Dampness can cause danger through fire or electric
shock.
ƒ Keep the device out of the reach of children and animals to
avoid accidents or damage.
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ƒ Switch the device off immediately if you notice it emitting smoke
or strange noises. Contact customer service. Never try to repair
the device yourself.
ƒ Only use the supplied charger cradle Scope DJ04V20500A to
recharge the product battery.
ƒ Only use this device with the supplied rechargeable battery
(PAC-0040) in order to avoid overheating, deformation of the
cover, fire, electric shocks, explosion and other dangers.
ƒ Unplug the power cord from the mains outlet before you remove
the rechargeable batteries from the charger or separate the
charger from the power cord.
ƒ In the event of a defect of the product or its accessories, unplug
the power cord from the mains immediately.
ƒ Also, when there is the possibility of thunderstorms, unplug the
power cord from the wall outlet.
ƒ Never try to heat, disassemble or short-circuit the rechargeable
battery. Do not throw the rechargeable battery into fire.
Warning:
Notice concerning separation from the mains
In order to completely disconnect the charger from the mains,
unplug the power cord from the wall outlet. The wall outlet where
the device is connected must be easy to access so that the power
cord can be pulled out quickly in case of emergency. Unplug the
power cord from the mains when you will not be using it for a long
while (e.g. when going on holiday) in order to avoid the danger of
fire. Do not hold the power cord with wet hands.
The device is not for use in rooms with a high temperature or
humidity and must be kept free of dust. Position the device on a
stable, even surface and do not place any objects on the device.
Always make sure that:
ƒ no direct heat sources (e.g. heating) can affect the device;
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ƒ no direct sunlight or bright artificial light reaches the device;
ƒ contact with spray, dripping water and corrosive liquids must be
avoided and the device should never be operated near water,
and it must especially never be immersed (do not place any
objects filled with liquids such as vases or drinks near the
device);
ƒ no fire sources (e.g. burning candles) are placed on or near the
device;
ƒ no foreign bodies are introduced into the device;
ƒ the device must not be subject to any great temperature
changes as this may cause moisture through condensation;
ƒ the device should not be subject to excessive shock and
vibrations.
Children and Persons with Disabilities
Do not allow children or persons with disabilities to use electrical
devices when not under supervision. These people may not
comprehend the presence of potential risks. Rechargeable
batteries and small parts represent potential choking hazards. Keep
batteries out of reach of children. If a rechargeable battery is
swallowed, seek medical help immediately. Keep all packaging
away from children as this may cause suffocation.
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Charger and Rechargeable Battery
Insert the rechargeable battery with the correct polarity. Never
throw a rechargeable battery into fire. Remove the rechargeable
battery when the device is not to be used for a long time.
Danger of Explosion!
Non-intended use may cause explosion and danger to life. Only
replace the rechargeable battery with an equivalent or a type
recommended by the manufacturer. Never replace any batteries in
an explosion-sensitive environment. While inserting or removing
the batteries a spark may be produced causing an explosion.
Explosion-sensitive areas will normally (but not always) be labelled.
These include any fuel storage areas such as below deck on a
boat, fuel line or tank areas, environments where the air contains
inflammable substances (e.g. cereals, metal dust or powder, etc.)
and any areas where you should normally switch off your car
engine.
Respect the environment. Old rechargeable batteries do not belong
in with domestic waste. They must be handed in to a collection
point for old batteries.
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Cables
Always hold cables by the plug and never pull on the cable itself.
Never hold the power cord with wet hands as this may cause a
short circuit or electric shock. Never place the device, heavy
objects or furniture on the cable and make sure that the cord does
not bend too much, especially at the plug and sockets. Never make
knots in the cable and do not tie it together with other cords. All
cables should be positioned so that nobody can trip over them or
be obstructed by them. A damaged power cord can cause a fire or
an electric shock. Inspect the power cord from time to time. Do not
use any adapter plug or extension cable that does not meet the
required safety standards.
Repair and Maintenance
Repairs are required when this device has been damaged in any
way: for example, when the charger or the housing of the DV5100HD is damaged, when liquid or objects have entered the
device, when the product has been exposed to rain or moisture,
when the product does not work normally or if the product has been
dropped. If you notice any smoke, unusual noise or strange smells,
switch off the device immediately and unplug the power cord from
the power supply. In this case the device should not be used further
and should be inspected by authorized service personnel. Please
contact qualified personnel when servicing is needed.
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Intended Use
Your camcorder is a Consumer Electronics device and designed for
recording and playing back videos and pictures only. Any use other
than that mentioned above does not correspond to the intended
use. It may only be used for private use, not industrial or
commercial purposes. In its default configuration, this product has
not been designed for medical, lifesaving, rescue or life-maintaining
purposes. Only connection cables and external devices may be
used that comply with safety standards and the electromagnetic
compatibility and shielding quality of this device.
This device fulfils all that relates to CE Conformity, relevant
standards and Directives. Any changes to the equipment other than
the recommended changes by the manufacturer may lead to the
result that these directives are not met any more. Only use the
accessories recommended by the manufacturer. If you are not
using the device within the Republic of Germany, you must observe
the regulations and laws in the country of use.
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Conformity
This device and its supplied accessories have been
tested and approved for compliance with the basic and
other relevant requirements of the EMC Directive
2004/108/EC, as well as the Low-voltage Directive
2006/95/EC.
Disposal of Old Devices
Devices marked with this symbol are subject to the
European Directive 2002/96/EC. All electric and
electronic devices must be disposed of separately from
household waste at established bodies.
Avoid hazards to the environment and dangers to your personal
health by disposing of the device properly. For further information
about proper disposal, contact your local government, disposal
bodies or the shop where you bought the device.
Respect the environment. Old rechargeable batteries do not belong
in with domestic waste. They must be handed in to a collection
point for old batteries.
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Package Contents
ƒ Camcorder DV-5100HD
ƒ SD memory card, 2GB
ƒ 2x Rechargeable battery
PAC-0040
ƒ Charger
Scope DJ04V20500A
ƒ Power cord
ƒ USB/AV cable
ƒ HDMI cable
ƒ CD-ROM (not shown)
ƒ Carrying strap (not shown)
ƒ User's manual (not shown)
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Controls and buttons
Front Panel
1
Lens
2
Self-timer lamp
3
Video lamp
4
Microphone
Rear Panel
5
Power indicator
6
PLAY button
7
Menu navigation
8
HDMI, USB and AV port
9
Mode selection switch
10 RECORD button
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Left Panel
11 Speaker
12 Display button
13 Menu button
14 On/Off button
15 Card reader
Right Panel
16 Macro switch
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Top View
17 Picture (photo) shutter
button
18 Zoom swivel button
Bottom
19 Tripod mount
20 Battery compartment
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Opening the Display
Open the display and then rotate it according to your needs.
You can also rotate the display so it faces the front. In this case,
the picture orientation will be adjusted automatically.
The rotated display can be folded completely until it touches the
camera housing.
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Getting Started
The camcorder is powered by a rechargeable Lithium-Ion (PAC0040) battery. On delivery, the battery is not charged. Please
charge the battery before first use of the device.
Charging the Battery
Insert the rechargeable battery in the charger cradle Scope
DJ04V20500A so that the contacts [+] and [-] correspond to the
rechargeable battery and charging tray markings.
Make sure that the battery clicks into place on the charger. Next
connect the power cord to the charger and plug the power cord to a
wall outlet.
To supply power to the camera, only use the
rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery PAC-0040 or 4x
1.5V AAA batteries (LR03).
Remove the rechargeable battery from the camera
when the device is not to be used for a long time.
During charging, the rechargeable battery and
charging device will become warm. This is not a
malfunction.
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The status indicator of the charging cradle will light orange whilst
the battery is charging. When the charging process is completed,
the status indicator will light green. Now you can insert the
rechargeable battery into the camcorder. Depending on the charge
level, the charging cycle can take up to 2 hours.
If, after inserting the rechargeable battery, the
indicator remains green, this means the rechargeable
battery is already charged or it is not correctly
inserted. In this case, check the polarity.
Inserting the Battery
When the battery is fully charged, insert it into the camcorder as
below. To do this, open the battery compartment by gently pushing
on the marking and sliding it outwards (see figure 1).
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2
3
4
Next insert the battery into the camera, as shown in figure 2. Close
the battery compartment by placing the cover on it and sliding it
inwards until it clicks into place (see figures 3 and 4).
You may optionally power the camcorder by using conventional
batteries. To do so use four AAA-sized batteries, 1.5V. Insert the
conventional batteries instead of the rechargeable battery into the
battery compartment. Always pay attention to the polarity. The
polarity is indicated with the symbols + and – on the batteries and
on the inside of the battery compartment cover.
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Inserting an SD Card
Power the device off before you insert or remove
the memory card.
By using the supplied SD memory card you can increase the
camcorder storage capacity for saving your videos and photos..
When a memory card is inserted, all the recorded contents will be
saved onto it. If there is no memory card inserted, your photos and
videos will be saved to the internal memory of the camera.
Open the display and then open the memory card compartment by
sliding the cover in the direction of the arrow.
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2
Then insert the memory card with the metal contacts facing forward
into the card slot. The label must face upwards. Slide the card fully
into the slot opening until the card clicks into place. Close the
memory card compartment by sliding the cover in the opposite
direction.
To remove the memory card, open the memory card compartment
and gently press on the inserted card. This will protrude a little so
that you can get a hold of it and remove it.
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If the memory card or the internal memory is full, the
message Memory full will appear on the display.
Write-Protecting the Memory Card
The memory card features a write-protection tab. When the write
protection is enabled (see the figure right below) you will be able to
view existing videos and pictures only, but not be able to delete or
edit them. Also, it will not be possible to record any new videos or
pictures onto the memory card.
Write protection disabled
Write protection enabled
If you attempt to record a video or take a picture
while the write protection is enabled, when you
press the shutter button the message SD card is
locked will appear on the display and a sound will
be heard.
Switching the Camcorder On and Off
ƒ Press the On/Off button [14] to power the camcorder on. The
power indicator [5] will light green.
ƒ Press the On/Off button [14] and keep it pressed down for
approximately 1 second to turn the camcorder off. Power
indicator [5] stops lighting.
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When opening the display, the camcorder will power
on automatically. As soon as you close the cover, it
will power off.
Switching the Operating Mode
Rotate the mode selector switch [9] to toggle between the modes
Movie, Photo and Setup. To do this, position the corresponding
icon to the top marking.
Settings
Photo mode
Movie mode
Setting the Menu Language
ƒ Open the camcorder display. The device powers on
automatically.
ƒ Rotate the mode selector switch [9] to the SET position.
ƒ Use the Down navigation button [7] to move the highlight to the
Language option.
ƒ Press the navigation button.
ƒ Use the Up or Down navigation button to select the desired
menu language.
ƒ Confirm the selection by pressing the navigation button
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Setting Date and Time
ƒ Open the camcorder display. The device powers on
automatically.
ƒ If the display was already open but the device was off, press
the On/Off button [14].
ƒ Rotate the mode selector switch [9] to the SET position.
ƒ Use the Down navigation button [7] to move the highlight to the
Date / Time option.
ƒ Press the navigation button.
ƒ Use the navigation button to toggle between the year, month,
day, hours and minutes fields.
ƒ Press the navigation button. The colour of the selected item will
change from yellow to red.
ƒ Use the navigation button to select a different value for the
current setting. Then press the navigation button again.
ƒ Repeat these steps until you have finished setting the date and
time.
icon and press the navigation button to save
ƒ Navigate to the
the settings.
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Recording
Recording Video Clips
ƒ Open the display and then rotate it according to your needs.
The device powers on automatically.
ƒ If the current mode is not set to video recording, select it by
using the mode selector switch [9].
ƒ Move the navigation button [7] to adjust exposure
compensation to a positive or negative value. The set value is
indicated on the display.
ƒ Press the record button [10] to start recording. During recording
the power indicator [5] will blink red.
ƒ If necessary, use the zoom swivel button [18] to select a larger
to smaller scene area. Move the swivel button to the right to
zoom in or move the swivel button to the left to zoom out.
ƒ Press the record button [10] to stop recording. The power
indicator [5] will light solid green.
During recording, different icons may appear on the display
informing you about the current settings.
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Recording
1
Zoom indicator
2
Exposure Compensation
3
Effect
4
Night mode
5
White balance
6
Remaining memory available
7
Current memory type
8
Video lamp
9
Resolution
10
Battery status
11
Histogram display
12
Macro mode
13
Video mode
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Capturing Pictures
ƒ Open the display and then rotate it according to your needs.
The device powers on automatically.
ƒ If the current mode is not set to photo capturing, select it by
using the mode selector switch [9].
ƒ Move the navigation button to adjust exposure compensation to
a positive or negative value. The set value is indicated on the
display.
ƒ If necessary, use the zoom swivel button [18] to select a larger
to smaller scene area. Move the swivel button to the right to
zoom in or move the swivel button to the left to zoom out.
ƒ Press the shutter button [17] to capture a picture. During saving
the power indicator [5] will light red.
ƒ The photo taken will be shown on the display for a few seconds.
Then the device returns to capture mode and the power
indicator turns green again.
In photo mode, different icons may appear on the display informing
you about the current settings.
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0003
Recording
Remaining number of shots
2
Exposure Compensation
3
Effect
4
Night mode
5
White balance
6
Current memory type
7
Video light on
8
Resolution
9
Battery status
10
Histogram display
11
Macro mode
12
Self timer
13
Photo mode
14
Zoom indicator
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The Video Light
In dark environments you can enable the built-in video lamp [3] for
video or photo recording. To do this, press the navigation button
[7]. Pressing this button again will turn the video lamp off. While the
icon will appear on the display.
video lamp is enabled, the
Histogram
The histogram is the graphical representation of the brightness
distribution of an image. If the graphic is accentuated on the left,
the picture is very dark; if it is accentuated on the right, the picture
is very bright.
Dark picture
Average picture
Bright picture
You can enable or disable the histogram display
(see page 36).
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Recording
Macro Mode
This device features a macro function allowing you to focus on very
close subjects. This allows you to position the lens as close as
20cm (4 inches) from the subject. The macro switch [16] is located
on the lateral panel of the device.
Slide the switch to the front to enable the macro mode. Slide the
switch to the back to disable the macro mode.
While the macro mode is enabled, the
display.
icon will appear on the
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Playback
Depending on the selected mode you can use the Play button [6] to
switch to the corresponding playback mode.
Playing Back Video Clips
In video mode you can use the Play button [6] to switch to playback
mode. Press this button once again to return to video mode. The
icon in the upper-left corner of the display shows the current mode.
The following options are available:
ƒ Move the navigation button [7] up or down to choose a
recording.
ƒ To start or stop playback, press the navigation button.
ƒ Press the display button [12] to show or hide additional
information on the display.
You can also play recorded videos on your
computer. Therefore you will need to install the
bundled software for the required video codec (see
also on page 50).
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Playback
During playback you will see further information on the display:
1
100-0004
Video file name
2
0001/0001
Current video number/
total number of videos
3
Playback volume with indicator bar (displays
only when pressing the zoom adjustment and
hides after three seconds)
4
Current memory type
5
00:01:15
Current and total playback time
6
Playback icon
7
Battery status
8
File protection
9
Playback mode
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During video clip playback you can increase or decrease the
playback speed or pause the video. To do this, use the following
buttons.
The record button [10] pauses the current playback.
Pressing the button again resumes playback.
You can use the navigation button to fast forward or
rewind. Move the navigation button downwards for fast
forward playback or upwards to rewind. Press the
navigation button briefly to resume playback.
Use the Zoom swivel button [18] to increase or decrease
the volume.
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Playing Back Photos
In Photo mode you can use the Play button [6] to switch to the
picture playback mode. Press this button once again to return to
capture mode. The icon in the upper-left corner of the display
shows the current mode.
The following options are available:
ƒ Move the navigation button [7] up or down to choose a picture.
ƒ Move the Zoom swivel button [18] to the left to obtain a
thumbnail overview of all pictures. Use the navigation button to
select a picture. The current picture will be highlighted with a
red border. Press the navigation button to show the picture in
full-screen mode.
ƒ Move the Zoom swivel button [18] to the right to enlarge a
section of the current picture. You can zoom it up to 8x. Press
the navigation button to move the enlarged section of the
picture. You can change the direction of movement by pressing
the navigation button.
ƒ Press the display button [12] to show or hide additional
information on the display.
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During picture playback you will see further information on the
display:
1
2
DPOF
0001/0001
3
4
Current picture number/
total number of pictures
Current memory type
100-0001
Picture file name
5
Battery status
6
File protection
7
Playback icon
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Menus
The camcorder uses different menus that offer multiple settings
under each operating mode. Furthermore there is a main menu
allowing you to set the preferences for your camcorder.
The Main Menu
Rotate the mode selector switch [9] to the SET position (see also
on page 22 - Switching the Operating Mode).
This menu consists of three pages that you can open by using the
navigation button [7].
Main Menu 1
Main Menu 2
Main Menu 3
Use the navigation button [7] to select one of the settings and then
press the navigation button to confirm.
Use the navigation button to adjust one of the possible values and
press it again to confirm.
In the following we describe the available options:
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Beep
Here you can determine if a sound is output when pressing any
button. This option enables or disables the power-on sound at the
same time.
Histogram
The histogram offers helpful information about the picture's
brightness (see page 28), but it may disturb the view on the screen.
You can therefore turn the histogram off when needed.
Auto power off
You can have the device power off automatically after a certain
time to save battery power. If no operation is performed during the
preset time, the device will power off. To power the camcorder back
on, press the On/Off button [14].
You can choose between the power-off times of 1 minute,
5 minutes or disable the automatic power-off function. The icons
have the following meanings:
Auto PowerOff disabled
Power off after 1 minute
Power off after 5 minutes
TV Standard
Choose between the TV systems PAL or NTSC. NTSC is the
colour system used in America and Japan, PAL is used in Europe.
This setting only applies when playing back using the video cable.
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Format
This function lets you delete all contents from your memory card
and internal memory and renew the file saving structure
(formatting).
Warning! All saved videos and pictures will be
erased and cannot be restored. Make sure that all
recordings that you want to keep have been
backed-up on a different medium.
Default
All device parameters will be reset to their factory-default values.
This will not erase any data from your memory card.
Language
Select the desired display menu language (see also page 22 –
Setting the Menu Language).
Frequency
Select the mains frequency to avoid any interference caused by
fluorescent lighting. A mains frequency of 50 Hz is used across
Europe, in America the mains uses a frequency of 60 Hz.
Date/Time
Set the date and time (see also page 23 – Setting the Date and
Time).
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Video Menu
To open the Video menu, press the Menu button [13] while in video
mode.
Use the navigation button [7] to select one of the settings and then
press the navigation button to confirm.
Use the navigation button to adjust one of the possible values and
press it again to confirm.
In the following we describe the available options:
White Balance (WB)
White balance is used to determine a colour temperature suitable
for the current lighting conditions. Select one of the preset options
or use the Automatic setting.
The icons have the following meanings:
Automatic
Daylight
Cloudy
Fluorescent
Tungsten light
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Resolution
The resolution determines the size of the recording in pixels. As a
general rule: The higher the resolution, the more storage space is
required. The following settings are available:
Designation
Resolution in
pixels
Description
1080P
1440 x 1080
High quality
720P
1280 x 720
Average quality
WVGA
848 x 480
Normal quality
QVGA
320 x 240
Low quality
(recommended for
Internet applications)
Effect
You can record contents by using the settings Default, Black and
White, and Sepia. To do this, select the corresponding icon.
Night Mode
In order to obtain properly exposed recordings in dark
environments, select Night mode. This will improve the quality of
any night recordings. The icon will appear.
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Stabilizer
The stabilizer uses smart electronics to smoothen your video
recordings. Any abrupt movements of the camcorder will be
slowed-down electronically resulting in a smoother scene.
While the stabilizer is enabled, DIS will appear on the display.
Capture Mode
This item allows you to enable the microphone (voice-recording)
mode. In this case, only the sound will be recorded, therefore you
can use your camcorder as a dictaphone. To play the recordings,
proceed as for playing back videos.
The icons have the following meanings:
Microphone recording
Video recording
Video Playback Menu
To open the Video playback menu, press the Menu button [13]
while in video playback mode. This menu consists of one page.
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Delete one
Use this option to delete a single video recording. Use the
navigation button [7] to select the video that you want to delete.
Press the navigation button to confirm the deletion process.
Warning! After a recording has been erased, it cannot be restored.
Delete All
All saved video recordings can be deleted at once. Any captured
pictures will not be erased.
To erase, select the
icon or select
to cancel.
Warning! After a recording has been erased, it cannot be restored.
Protect
Here you can protect one or more recordings to avoid accidental
deletion. Proceed as follows:
ƒ Enable the Lock function by confirming with the navigation
button [7]. The display will then toggle to the video view.
ƒ Press the navigation button to protect the currently displayed
icon will appear. Press the navigation button once
video. The
again to unprotect.
ƒ If required, use the navigation button to select another
recording and repeat these steps.
ƒ Press the Menu button [13] to toggle to the Video playback
menu.
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Autoplay
This function allows you to play all recorded videos in sequence.
icon to enable auto playback or cancel this process
Confirm the
icon.
with the
When playing a recording from the playback mode, all subsequent
recordings will be played back too. To finish playback, press the
Menu button [13].
Photo Menu
To open the Photo menu, press the Menu button [13] while in photo
mode.
Use the navigation button [7] to select one of the settings and then
press the navigation button to confirm.
Use the navigation button to adjust one of the possible values and
press it again to confirm.
In the following we describe the available options:
White balance
This setting is equivalent to the White balance setting for video
recording (see page 38).
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Resolution
The resolution determines the size of the recording in pixels. As a
general rule: The higher the resolution, the more storage space is
required. The following settings are available:
Designation
Resolution in
pixels
Description
3M
2048 x 1536
Normal quality
5M
2592 x 1944
Average quality
12M
4000 x 3000
Best quality
When selecting 12M, the higher resolution will be
obtained by interpolation.
Effect
This setting is equivalent to the Effect setting for video recording
(see page 39).
Night Mode
This setting is equivalent to the Night mode setting for video
recording (see page 39).
Self- timer
The self-timer delays the capture for a preset time after pressing
the shutter button [17]. This allows you to participate in the scene
(e.g. for a group photo). Proceed as follows:
ƒ Select the self-timer with a 5-second or 10-second delay. The
corresponding icon will show on the display.
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ƒ Point the camcorder at the subject and make sure to position it
on a stable surface (or better still, a tripod).
ƒ Press the shutter button (17).
ƒ The self-timer indicator [2] on the front panel flashes and a
counter will appear on the display. After the preset time, the
picture is taken automatically.
ƒ After the picture has been taken, the self-timer will be disabled.
You may continue using your camcorder normally.
Photo Playback Menu
To open the Photo playback menu, press the Menu button [13]
while in photo playback mode.
Delete one
This allows you to erase a single picture. This function is operated
the same way as the Delete function for video playback (see
page 41).
Warning! After a picture has been erased, it cannot be restored.
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Delete All
All saved pictures can be deleted at once. Any captured videos will
not be erased.
This function is operated the same way as the Delete function for
video playback (see page 41).
Protect
This setting is equivalent to the Lock setting for video playback (see
page 41).
Autoplay
Here you can start the automatic playback (slideshow) for all
captured pictures. The pictures will be played back repeatedly with
an interval of approx. 3 seconds after each photo. To start the
function, press the navigation button [7].
To pause the slide show at any time, press the Playback button [6].
Pressing the Playback button again resumes the slide show.
Press the Menu button [13] to exit this display mode and return to
the Photo playback menu.
DPOF
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) allows you to mark individual
pictures for later output on a compatible printer.
To do this, press the navigation button [7] to confirm the DPOF
icon is displayed on the screen.
function. The
DPOF can be applied to pictures stored on the
memory card only. Any pictures stored in the internal
memory cannot be marked.
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Connectors and Ports
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Connectors and Ports
Viewing Recordings on a Television Screen
Any recordings that you can view on the camcorder display can
also be played back on a regular TV set. For this, your television
set must have an appropriate Video In connector.
Depending on the connectors available on the TV set, you can use
the USB/AV cable or the HDMI cable. The HDMI cable will provide
digital picture and sound and therefore offers the best quality.
Simply operate the device as usual. For instance, enable the
Autoplay (slideshow) function to view all pictures in sequence (see
also the previous page - Autoplay)
HDMI jack
USB/AV connector
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Connectors and Ports
Connecting via the HDMI Cable
ƒ Please make sure that your camcorder is powered off.
ƒ Open the port cover and insert the smaller connector of the
HDMI cable into the HDMI port [4] of your camcorder (see the
picture on the previous page).
ƒ Plug the larger connector of the HDMI cable into the HDMI
receptacle of your TV set.
ƒ Select the HDMI channel corresponding to the above input
connectors on your TV set. If necessary, read the User Manual
of your TV set for more information on how to do this.
ƒ Press the On/Off button [14] to power the camcorder on. The
device display remains off while the picture will be shown on the
TV Screen.
Connecting via the USB/AV Cable
ƒ Please make sure that your camcorder is powered off.
ƒ Open the port cover and insert the connector of the USB/AV
cable into the USB/AV port of your camcorder (see the picture
on the previous page).
ƒ Insert the AV connector into the corresponding inputs of your
TV set (yellow connector to VIDEO IN, white connector to
AUDIO IN). The USB connector on the same end of the cable is
not needed for this connection type. Please also consult the
User Manual of your TV set for more information.
ƒ Select the AV channel corresponding to the above input
connectors on your TV set. If necessary, read the User Manual
of your TV set for more information on how to do this.
ƒ Press the On/Off button [14] to power the camcorder on. The
device display remains off while the picture will be shown on the
TV Screen.
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Transferring Recordings to the Computer
There are two possible ways to copy recordings from the
camcorder to a computer:
ƒ by connecting the device to a computer via the USB/AV cable
ƒ by inserting the memory card into a card reader
Be careful when renaming any folders and files.
Do NOT try to change the folder or file names
stored on the device from the computer otherwise
you may not be able to play back any files
contained here with your camcorder.
After you have copied your files or folders to the
computer, you can rename or edit them on the
computer.
Using the USB port
Windows® XP, Windows Vista® and Windows® 7 operating systems
will detect the camcorder automatically as a mass storage device.
ƒ Please make sure that your camcorder is powered off.
ƒ Open the port cover and insert the connector of the USB/AV
cable into the USB/AV port of your camcorder.
ƒ Plug the USB connector into a free USB port on your poweredon computer.
ƒ Press the On/Off button [14] to power the camcorder on. The
computer will detect the built-in memory and the memory card
(if any) as a removable disk and will create a new drive with the
next available driver letter. A third removable disk contains all
necessary setup files for the supplied software. The camcorder
display remains off and the power indicator [5] lights green.
ƒ Open My Computer on your PC and double-click on the new
removable disk drive. All recorded files can be found in the
folder “DCIM” on this disk drive.
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ƒ Now you can copy the recorded files from the camcorder into a
folder of your choice on the computer’s hard disk.
Using a Card Reader
If your computer features a card reader supporting SD memory
cards, you can read the memory card’s contents directly. To do
this, power the camcorder off and remove the memory card (see
page 20 - Inserting the SD Card).
ƒ Insert the memory card into the card reader of your computer
(normally labelled SD/MMC).
ƒ The PC will add the memory card contents under the drive letter
in My Computer representing the card reader.
ƒ Open My Computer on your PC and double-click on the disk
drive representing the card reader.
ƒ All recorded files can be found in the folder “DCIM” on this disk
drive.
ƒ Now you can copy the recorded files from the camcorder into a
folder of your choice on the computer’s hard disk.
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Software
The supplied software allows you to edit and play your recordings.
System Requirements
Operating system:
Windows® XP or Windows Vista® or
®
Windows 7
CPU:
Intel/AMD Dual-Core processor or higher
RAM:
At least 1GB
Graphics Adapter:
DirectX 9 or DirectX 10-compatible
(recommended)
Interface:
USB 1.1 or higher
Hard Disk:
Min. 2GB available hard disk space
Installing the Software
The bundled software is contained on the supplied CD-ROM. To be
able to install the software, you first need to connect the camcorder
to the computer by using the USB cable.
ƒ Use the USB cable to connect the camcorder to your computer.
Then power the camcorder on.
ƒ Insert the supplied CD-ROM into the CD or DVD drive of your
computer.
ƒ The CD will launch automatically. Then follow the on-screen
instructions to install.
If the setup programme does not start automatically
or you have cancelled it accidentally, you can
launch the file “TotalMedia HDCam.exe” manually.
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Uninstalling the Software
To uninstall the software, please use the Uninstall Wizard found in
the Control Panel of your operating system.
The Main Dialog
1
Navigation bar with multiple display options
2
The preview window shows previews and further
information.
3
Toolbar for accessing the most common functions
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Select language
Here you can change the language of the software interface.
From the main dialog, click:
>Options
>Preferences
ƒ Select the desired language from the list and click “OK” to
confirm.
ƒ The software will prompt you that it will be necessary to restart
it. Click "OK" to confirm the message.
ƒ Then start the application again.
Registration and Upgrades
From the software main dialog, click on the
Information Center.
icon to open the
ƒ Select between the options Patches, Upgrade, Special
Download, Promotion and Registration.
ƒ If any downloads are available, these will be listed. Then click
on the desired download and follow the on-screen instructions.
These functions require an Internet connection.
ƒ To exit the Information Center, click the “Close” button.
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Editing Recordings
Viewing Recordings
Use the USB cable to connect the camcorder to your computer.
Then power the camcorder on.
4
Disk drives display and selection
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Recordings stored on the selected disk
The following options are available:
ƒ From the navigation (4), select the disk drive for which you want
to display the contents.
to rate the current recording.
ƒ Click on the star icon
to show further information on the
ƒ Click on the info icon
current recording.
ƒ To display a recording in a new window, double-click on it. In
the display window, click the arrow icons , or use the arrow
keys on your keyboard to display the previous or next
recording.
ƒ To view a video recording, double-click on it. The video window
and Pause . Click the
contains the icons Stop , Play
arrow icons , or use the arrow keys on your keyboard to
display the previous or next video recording.
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ƒ To delete a recording, click the Trash icon
. The ensuing
prompt needs to be confirmed with “OK” in order to execute the
deletion.
Importing Recordings
To archive your recordings, you can use the Import function. The
recordings will be copied to your computer. After you have imported
your recordings, you will not need to connect the camcorder to view
them.
ƒ Select all recordings that you want to import from the currently
selected disk drive and click "Import" on the bottom toolbar.
ƒ A window with a user prompt will appear. To import the selected
recordings, select the "Import selected scenes“ option. You can
choose to import all or only all new recordings.
ƒ If necessary, enter a folder name or use the default name.
ƒ Click "OK" to confirm.
Depending on the number of recordings, the
copying of files can take a while.
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Selecting the Navigation View
There are different ways to open your imported recordings. In the
libraries, you can sort them by folder name or date.
to sort by folder name.
ƒ Click on the folder icon
to sort by folder date.
ƒ Click on the calendar icon
To open My Computer, click the
button. Here you can
find all the disk drives installed in your computer. For example, this
allows you to access any recordings stored on a CD-ROM.
Preview Window
The preview window offers multiple options for sorting and editing
your recordings.
Shows all recordings according to their
rating.
Shows all recordings that haven’t been
imported yet.
Here you can filter to display only pictures,
only videos or all recordings.
Drag the slider to adjust the display size for
your recordings.
Shows the recordings only.
Shows the recordings together with other
information.
Here you can enter a keyword to search for.
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Toolbar
Import
Imports all recordings from any
connected devices.
Merge files
Creates movies from your video
recordings.
Create AVCHD
Burns your video files onto an
AVCHD disk.
Upload to
YouTube
Uploads video recordings to your
YouTube account.
Photo album
Creates a photo album from your
pictures.
Album page
Creates a page (e.g. an invitation
card) from your pictures.
Upload to
Facebook
Uploads video recordings to your
Facebook account.
Import
See page 54 - Importing Recordings.
Merge files
Merge files lets you merge multiple video clips to a movie.
ƒ Click the merge file icon to show the video editing timeline.
ƒ Drag the desired video clips onto the timeline at the bottom of
the window.
ƒ Click the "Next" button to start the process.
ƒ Specify the storage path on your computer or on the camcorder
and then click “Save”.
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Creating an AVCHD Disk
AVCHD (Advanced Video Codec High Definition) is
an innovative digital standard with high resolution
and brilliant picture and sound quality. This format
allows you to record onto writeable DVD disks and
playback on suitable Blu-ray players. It is a good
addition to an HDTV television set.
Not all players support playback from self-recorded
AVCHD disks.
ƒ Insert a DVD±R, DVD±R DL, DVD±RW or DVD-RAM disk into
your CD drive.
to open the disk
ƒ Click the Create AVCHD Disk icon
compilation workspace.
ƒ Drag the desired video clips onto the timeline at the bottom of
the window.
ƒ Click the "Next" button to start the process.
ƒ Select the drive and folder from your hard disk and click “OK”.
To be able to use this function your computer must
feature a DVD drive capable of writing one of the
following media types: DVD±R, DVD±R DL,
DVD±RW or DVD RAM
Cutting Video Clips
You can remove any undesired sections from your video clips.
From the video recordings overview, click on the scissor icon
.
The playback window with the currently selected recording will
appear.
ƒ Navigate to the beginning of the scene that you want to cut.
.
Then click
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ƒ Navigate to the end of the scene that you want to cut. Then
click
.
ƒ Start cutting by clicking the confirmation icon .
ƒ The title will be cut and a new clip without the selection will be
created.
Upload to YouTube
ƒ Click on the YouTube upload icon .
ƒ Drag the desired video recording onto the timeline at the bottom
of the window.
ƒ Click on “Next”.
ƒ Enter the user name and password for your account and then
click “Login”.
ƒ Follow the YouTube on-screen instructions.
Upload to Facebook
ƒ Click on the Facebook upload icon .
ƒ Drag the desired video recording onto the timeline at the bottom
of the window.
ƒ Click on “Next”.
ƒ Enter your email address and password and click "Login".
ƒ Then follow the Facebook on-screen instructions.
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Photo Album
With this option you can create an album consisting of multiple
pictures. There are also several templates that you may use.
ƒ Click the Photo Album icon .
ƒ Drag the desired pictures onto the bar at the bottom of the
window.
ƒ Click on “Next”.
ƒ The "ArcSoft Print Creations" programme will launch
automatically.
ƒ Choose a category and then a template from the application. To
do this, double-click on the desired template.
Album page
With this option you can create an album page consisting of one or
multiple pictures. There are also several templates that you may
use.
ƒ Click the Album Page icon .
ƒ Drag the desired pictures onto the bar at the bottom of the
window.
ƒ Click on “Next”.
ƒ The programme "ArcSoft Print Creations” will launch
automatically.
ƒ Choose a category and then a template from the application. To
do this, double-click on the desired template.
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Appendix
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Appendix
Technical Specifications
Capture sensor
Lens
Colour LCD Display
Shutter speed
File format
White balance
Effects
Self-timer
Video lamp
Memory
TV Out
Power Supply
Charger
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5 megapixels CMOS
Fixed lens
Focus range: f = 7.5 mm
Aperture:
F = 3.2
7.5cm TFT
2s ~ 1/2000s
Video: MOV
Photo: JPEG
Automatic, Daylight, Cloudy,
Fluorescent, Tungsten
Normal, Black and white, Sepia
5s, 10s
LED light
128 MB internal flash memory
(partially used by the operating system)
SD card reader
max. 8 GB, SD(HC)
PAL, NTSC, HDMI
Rechargeable Li-Ion battery, PAC-0040
3.7 V, 1100 mAh
or 4x 1.5V AAA batteries (LR03)
Manufacturer:
Scope Technology Co. Ltd.
Model:
DJ04V20500A
Input voltage:
100-240V AC, 50/60Hz
Output voltage:
4.2 V
600 mA
DV-5100HD
Operating
temperature
Operating humidity
Microphone
Speaker
Dimensions
Weight
Appendix
0 °C - 35 °C
max. 85 % rel. humidity
Integrated
Integrated
41 x 68 x 111 mm (W x H x D)
227g (without battery)
Troubleshooting
Unable to power the camcorder on.
Charge the battery pack or insert four batteries.
The camcorder does not record any pictures.
Check if there is enough space available on the inserted memory
card. Insert an empty memory card or delete some recordings.
Check if the memory card has been formatted properly. Format
the memory card or try with a different memory card.
The picture is distorted or blurred.
The subject was located outside the camcorder focus range.
Change your position relative to the subject. Use the Macro
mode when capturing very close subjects.
The picture is blurred.
Hold the camcorder still while taking the picture.
No connection to the computer is established after connecting the
USB cable.
Unplug the USB connector from the computer and insert it again.
You may also try a different USB port.
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Appendix
Details of Guarantee
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Appendix
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Declaration of Conformity
We:
Targa GmbH
Lange Wende 41
59494 Soest, Germany
declare our responsibility that the
product:
model:
Camcorder
SilverCrest DV-5100HD
is confirmed to comply with the requirements set out in the Council
Directive on the Approximation of the Laws of the Member States
relating to Electromagnetic Compatibility 2004/108/EC and the
Council Directive relating to Low Voltage 2006/95/EC.
The measurements were carried out in accredited laboratories.
For the evaluation of above mentioned Council Directives for
Electromagnetic Compatibility and for Low Voltage standards were
consulted:
EMC:
EN 55024:1998 + A1:2001 + A2:2003
EN 55022: 2006 limit class B
EN 61000-3-2:2006
EN 61000-3-3:1995 + A1:2001+A2:2005
Safety: EN 60950-1:2006
th
Soest, 14 of Aug. 2009
authorised signature
______________________________
Matthias Klauke, Managing Director
154 1 230
TARGA GmbH
Lange Wende 41
D-59494 Soest
www.silvercrest.cc
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