Overview
Installation
St ar Cam Mini PC Cam is a PC Cam er a us ing US B
int er fac e. Fi nd the fol lowi ng item s when unp ac ki ng:
1. St ar Cam 370 i - Web Cam er a
2. Sof twar e Pack CD
3. Qui ck Gui de
Syst em Requi rem ent
To ins tal l St ar Cam , yo ur co mput er sy st em nee ds to meet
the fol lowi ng requ irem ent s:
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1. Int el Pent ium 4/ III/II/Cel er on , AM D K6/ At hl on or
co mpat ibl e wi th US B co nne ct or
2. Oper at ion Sys tem Suppo rt: Windo ws XP/ 200 0/ Me/ 98
3. 64MB of sy st em mem or y
4. VG A su ppo rt, mini mum 640 x4 80 res ol ut ion
5. Ins tal lat ion so ftwar e requ ires CD -RO M dr ive
6. An opt iona l mode m or a LAN ca rd may be requ ired for
co nf er enc e ca ll
7. Har d di sk wi th 50MB free sp ac e or abo ve
To ins tal l the dr ive r of MSI St ar Cam , fol low the ins truc tions bel ow: :
1. Tur n on the co mput er.
2. Ins er t the pr ov ided dr ive r di sk int o CD -RO M, and the aut o run
Set up pr ogr am sh oul d be ac tiva ted.
3. Cl ick Ins tal l MSI St ar Cam 370 i Dr ive r, and then cl ick Next to
co nt inue .
4. Fol low the on- sc reen ins truc tions to co nt inue the ins tal lat ion.
5. Cl ick Fi ni sh to co mpl et e the ins tal lat ion and res tar t the
sy st em .
6. Connec t the St ar Cam to the US B por t.
7. Onc e the St ar Cam is co nne ct ed to the co mput er, the sy st em
wi ll det ec t the new US B dev ice and co nf igur e the dev ice .
Aut om at ica lly.
Speci ficat ion
Camera Lens
Pixel
Resolution
Frame per secretary.
Capture Resolution
FocusDistance
Lens Wide Angle
Brightness
Exposed Contro l
Image Format
Power Consumption
Operation System
I/O Interfa ce
USB Microphone
LED Light
Infra red Light
1/4 CMOS sensor 5G Glass Lens
VGA Format 640x480
640x480, 352x288, 320x240, 176x144, 160x120
15fbs@640x480 and 30fbs @ 352x288
Up to 640x480 (iteration 1280x960)
3cm ~ infinity
56 degree diagonal
Auto
Auto
RGB24
Full Run: 2w typical
Windows 98/2000/Me/XP
USB 1.1 Full Speed
-45DB
3 high bright white LED light
0~2m high power
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8. To ins tal l the MSI My Guar d pr ogr am , si mpl y cl ick the Ins tal l
MSI My Guar d, and fol low the on- sc reen ins truc tions to
co nt inue the ins tal lat ion.
Cra 53 # 50-51 Locales 207-208 Pbx: (4)512 78 30
Fax: (4)512 75 94 e-mail: suconel@une.net.co www.suconel.com
Basic Usage
Adjusting the Picture Parameter
Life Recording
This StarCam Mini PC Cam allows users to adjust the picture
parameters in accordance with personal choice.
To do this, follow the steps below:
1. Select [ Start / All Programs / MSI StarCam 370i / AMCap]
to activate the AMCAP (video camera window and check if
StarCam works properly.
2. If there no image shown on the AMCAP window, please select
[Option/ Preview] on the toolbar of AMCAP window.
To do Life Recording, follow the steps below:
1. Select [ File / Set Capture File] to setup a recording file (.avi)
and then click OK to start recording .
2. To enable the audio function while recording, please select
[Capture / Capture Audio]. Note that the Master Stream
function can be ignored.
3. To adjust the amount of images be captured per second,
please select [Capture / Set Frame Rate] and then enter a
desired number.
4. To set up the recording ending timer, please select [Capture
/ Set Time Limit] and then enter a desired number of second.
Once the recording timer arrives the time that is set, the
recording will stop automatically.
5. To stop recording during the recording is on going manually,
simply click the Esc icon,
6. To review the recording file, simply click on the recorded AVI
file.
3. To adjust video
options, please select
[Option/Video
Capture Filter] to
enter the Properties
window.
4. Once the configuration
is set, click Apply to
see the result, or click
OK to confirm the
configuration and
return to the AMCAP
window.
5. If you are in the low
illumination condition,
you can select Low
Light to improve the
quality of image.
6. If you would like to
make special effect on
the image in BlackWhite color, please
select the mode of
Black-White.
7. Select [Option/Video Capture Pin] to enter the sub window.
- Set Frame Rate: the default setting is 15fbs, set to
30fbs to smoothen the video capturing procedure.
- Color: Available selections are
RGB24 and 1420.
- Image Size: Available selections
are 160x120, 176x144,
320x240, 352x288, 640x480.
Image Capturing
To do Life Recording, follow the steps below:
1. Select [ Start /All Programs / MSI StarCam 370i / AMCap]
to activate the AMCAP (video camera window and check if
StarCam works properly.
2. If there no image shown on the AMCAP window, please
select [Option/ Preview] on the toolbar of AMCAP window.
3. Press "SnapShot" button to capture the instant live picture.
4. The save the captured image, select
[ File / Save as] to save
the image to a desired location, and then close the image
capturing window.
5. To capture another image, repeat the step 3 and 4.
6. If you need the image be captured in the
diverse resolution,
please select [Option/Video Capture Filter] to enter the
Properties window, and the use the VGA snapsize
slider to
select the proper snap image size. The available selections
are:
- VGA: 640x480
- SVGA: 800x600
- XGA: 1024x768
- SXGA: 1280x1024
Using Microphone
To microphone function, follow the steps below:
1. Select [ Start / Control Pannel / Sounds and Audio
Devices] to enter Sounds and Audio Devices Properties
window. In this window, select the Audio tag, and then
select USB Camera in the Sound recording drop menu.
2. Select [ Start /All Programs / Accessories / Entertainment
/ Sound Recorder] to start recording the sound through the
connected microphone.
Special Feature
Infrared Light
LED Switch
button
Cra 53 # 50-51 Locales 207-208 Pbx: (4)512 78 30
Fax: (4)512 75 94 e-mail: suconel@une.net.co www.suconel.com
Snapshot
Button
StarCam equips with the Infrared Light function which allows
users to see a clear image through StarCam in a darkroom.
To use Infrared Light function, please select [Option/Video
Capture Filter] to enter the Properties window. In this window,
you will find three options, Close, Open and Auto, under Aux
LED mode to control the Infrared Light function.