instruction manual

INSTRUCTION MANUAL
Image Mate 4(MX-1)
Please read this instruction manual carefully before using this product.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
TABLE OF CONTENTS ..................................................................................................... 2
INTRODUCTION ................................................................................................................ 3
GREETING ....................................................................................................................... 3
NOTE ................................................................................................................................ 3
BEFORE USE .................................................................................................................... 4
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS ............................................................................................. 4
INSTALLING / UNINSTALLING ........................................................................................ 5
IMAGE MATE 4 .................................................................................................................. 6
STARTING IMAGE MATE 4 ............................................................................................. 6
SCREEN AND ICONS ...................................................................................................... 7
REMOTE CONTROL WINDOW ....................................................................................... 9
CAPTURING A STILL IMAGE / VIEWING A STILL IMAGE ........................................... 10
RECORDING VIDEO / VIEWING VIDEO ...................................................................... 10
LIVE SETTINGS ............................................................................................................. 12
TROUBLE SHOOTING .....................................................................................................14
BEFORE CONTACTING SUPPORT .............................................................................. 14
UPDATING IMAGE MATE4...............................................................................................16
REFERENCE ....................................................................................................................17
DISCLAIMER .................................................................................................................. 17
TRADEMARKS ............................................................................................................... 17
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS AND COPYRIGHTS ............................................................. 17
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INTRODUCTION
GREETING
Thank you for purchasing ELMO Document Camera. This manual will guide you through using
Image Mate 4, the Document Camera controller software. Please read this manual carefully
before using Image Mate 4.
NOTE
• The sample screens shown in this manual may differ from those you see while using the
software.
• For the latest instruction manual, installation manual and firmware information, go to the
ELMO web site.
• When using Image Mate 4, be sure to refer to the instruction manual supplied with the
Document Camera (MX-1).
• Depending on the OS, Image Mate 4 may not display the correct fonts.
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BEFORE USE
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
Your computer must meet the following requirements to use Image Mate 4.
OS
Windows 10
64bit
CPU
Core i7(3840x2160@30fps)
Core i5 or higher (1920x1080@60fps)
RAM
16GB(3840x2160@30fps)
4GB recommended(1920x1080@60fps)
Display
3840x2160(3840x2160@30fps)
1920x1080 pixels or more(1920x1080@60fps)
Graphic board
Possible to output at 3840x2160
GeForce GTX750 or higher
USB
USB3.0
Compatible Document Camera
MX-1
NOTE
・If your computer does not meet the system requirements or depending on the performance
of your computer, the frame rate during the live video streaming or recording may decrease.
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INSTALLING / UNINSTALLING
●INSTALLING
1.Go to Elmo official website.
http://www.elmousa.com/
http://elmoeurope.com/en/html/download/02.php
2.Select “Image Mate 4”.
3.Click “Download” and read the “Precautions on the handling of the downloaded data”.
Click “Agree”.
4.Downloading will start after a short while.
※If you cannot find the downloaded file, check the download folder of your computer.
5.Run “ImageMate4Setup.msi“ after the downloading is completed. Follow the instructions
displayed in the installation window of Image Mate 4.
6.The icons [
] will be created on the desktop after the installation is completed.
●UNINSTALLING
To remove Image Mate 4 from your computer, go to “Start menu” and go to “Settings” 
“System”  “Apps & features”, and uninstall Image Mate 4.
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IMAGE MATE 4
STARTING IMAGE MATE 4
Start Image Mate 4 from a shortcut [
] on the desktop.
Select the desired camera to display by the following procedure.
※The camera will not be recognized when it is not turned on. Connect the camera to a
running computer via the USB cable (bus power).
CAUTION
Image Mate 4 may not start if the USB cable is connected before starting Image Mate 4.
Start Image Mate 4 before connecting the MX-1 via the supplied USB cable.
●HOW TO SELECT THE CAMERA
・The live image of the camera appears after Image Mate 4 is started when the Document
Camera (MX-1) is connected to a computer via the USB cable.
・The following Camera Selection window appears when a computer is connected to several
cameras via the USB cable.
Exit
Connection
status
Connecting
Camera name
Connected
Camera type
Type (USB
/WiFi
)
<Connection procedure>
① Click the selected camera name.
② The connection status changes to “Connecting” [
③ The connection status changes to “Connected” [
].
] after the connection is established.
※The software will cancel the selection and start to connect to the other selected
camera if the camera name of the other camera is selected after the connection is
established.
※The connection will be disconnected if [
] is pressed
④ The camera selection window disappears and the live image of the camera appears.
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SCREEN AND ICONS
The live image of the camera is displayed when Image Mate 4 is started.
Control icons
Icon
Name
Function
To display the remote control window.
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Zoom in
Remote control
Brightness (darken)
Brightness
(brighten)
Auto Focus
Zoom out
Reset Brightness
Capture
Start recording/
Stop recording
Open
Freeze
Rotate Images
Live settings
Camera
selection
To save the currently displayed image as a still image.
P.10
To start and stop recording.
P.10
To open the destination folder of still image files or video
files recorded with Image Mate 4.
To pause the image. Click this icon again to resume the
image.
To rotate the image by 180°.
※During the freeze can’t be rotation of the image.
To configure Resolution settings, Camera mode settings
and Camera settings.
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To display a list of connected cameras.
Select the camera to display.
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To display the version information of the connected
Document Camera and Image Mate 4.
Version information
Show version
The software license agreement will be displayed. Carefully
read it before using Image Mate 4.
Exit
To close Image Mate 4.
A confirmation message will be displayed when this icon is
clicked. Click “OK” to close Image Mate 4.
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REMOTE CONTROL WINDOW
You can control the Document Camera (MX-1) from the remote control window.
●Each function can be operated by pressing respective buttons.
●The remote control window can be moved by dragging.
Button
Name
Function
Auto Focus
To focus automatically.
Zoom in
To enlarge the image.
Zoom out
To shrink the image.
Brightness
(brighten)
Brightness
(darken)
Reset Brightness
To brighten the image.
To darken the image.
To return the brightness setting to factory
default setting.
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CAPTURING A STILL IMAGE / VIEWING A STILL IMAGE
●CAPTURING A STILL IMAGE
The currently displayed image can be captured and saved as a still image.
A still image of the currently displayed image will be captured when [
] is pressed.
The captured still image will be saved in a folder.
●VIEWING A STILL IMAGE
The destination folder of captured still images is [Pictures/ELMO Interactive Toolbox/rec].
The destination folder can be opened from [
] in the control menu.
(※The destination folder may defer depending on the OS.)
1.
Click [
] in the menu to open the destination folder.
2.
Double-click a still image file to view it.
RECORDING VIDEO / VIEWING VIDEO
●RECORDING VIDEO
The currently displayed image of the Document Camera (MX-1) can be recorded and
saved as a video file. When a microphone is connected to a computer, you can also
record audio.
Recording of the currently displayed image will be started when [
] is pressed. The
recorded video file will be saved in a folder.
※There are some limitations on saving the recorded video file in a folder.
Resolution
4:3
16:9
Live video
Recording
streaming
resolution
3M
2048x1536 30fps
1280x960 30fps
13M
4160x3120 21fps
1280x960 30fps
720P
1280x720
60fps
1280x720 60fps
1080P
1920x1080 30fps
1280x720 30fps
1920x1080 60fps
1280x720 60fps
3840x2160 30fps
1280x720 30fps
4K
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CAUTION
• Recording may not be performed correctly depending on the performance of your
computer or the network condition.
• The resolution of the MX-1 will be changed according to the recording resolution during
recording.
• The performance may be degraded when connecting with the USB2.0.
※The Start recording icon [
] changes to the Stop recording icon during recording.
You can stop recording by pressing the Stop recording icon.
This icon appears during video recording.
The color of this icon changes between red and white during video recording.
●VIEWING VIDEO(SAME DESTINATION FOLDER AS A STILL IMAGE)
1.
Click [
] in the menu to open the destination folder.
2.
Double-click a video file to view it.
NOTE
・Depending on the performance of your computer or type of the file, you may not be able to
view the captured still image or recorded video correctly.
・Depending on the playback environment, some video files recorded by Image Mate 4 may
not be played back.
・The recording time may differ from the created video time.
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LIVE SETTINGS
Resolution Settings, Camera Mode settings and Camera Settings can be configured.
※The image shows the initial settings.
(USB3.0)
●Resolution Settings
Item
Setting
Frame rate
value
USB3.0 USB2.0
Resolution/
VGA
30fps
30fps
Frame rate
XGA
30fps
30fps
720p
60fps
30fps
QVGA
30fps
1080p
60fps
30fps
3.0M
30fps
4K
30fps
13.0M
21fps
30fps
30fps
Description
The image quality increases in the
order as indicated by the arrow, while
the network load also increases. As
the network load increases, the
image distortion tends to occur,
preventing smooth video playback.
30fps
18fps
These settings are not available
when connecting with the USB2.0.
※The available frame rate varies depending on the selected resolution.
Image format
MJPG
The image format of the MX-1 is MJPG.
●Camera Mode
Item
Color mode
Setting
Description
value
Normal
To display the image in color.
Gray
To display the background in black and the light
Negative
color in gray.
The brightness or darkness of the image and the
color of the image will be reversed.
To display the image in black and white.
B&W
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Scene mode
Priority mode
Normal
To clearly display photos or documents with color.
Document
To clearly display text documents.
Binned
The speed takes precedence over image quality.
Resized
The image quality takes precedence over speed.
●Camera Settings
Item
Setting range
Brightness
0~12
Contrast
0~20
Hue
-180~180
Description
To adjust the brightness. It does not follow
the brightness of the shooting environment.
To adjust the level of contrast of texts and
lines.
To adjust the color tone of the image.
Saturation
0~31
To adjust the saturation of the image.
Sharpness
5~15
Gamma
100~200
To adjust the clarity of the image.
To adjust the image characteristics of the
input/output devices. Adjust the value
according to your preference.
White Balance
※1
Focus
※1
Exposure
※1
Noise reduction
2000~8000
100~3000
-10~1
To adjust the level of red color and blue color
in the image manually.
To adjust the focus.
To adjust the exposure level.
※If you remove the tick from the check box
of “Auto”, the above brightness setting will
be disabled.
0~10
To adjust the level of noise reduction.
Power Line
50Hz
Frequency
60Hz
Backlight
On
compensation
Off
Low light
On
When you notice a light flickering, set this
value same as the power frequency of your
area.
To prevent the object in the center of the
image from becoming dark when there is a
strong backlight behind the object.
When this setting is set to On, the camera
automatically selects the appropriate
brightness for the shooting in dark
environment or in an environment where the
brightness changes abruptly.
※1
compensation
Anti-flicker
Off
On
Off
To reduce the flickering in the image by
adjusting the brightness.
※1 If you remove the tick from the check box of “Auto” ☑at the right of the setting items,
you can set the value as you wish.
* The Camera mode settings and Camera settings will be initialized when the Default
button is pressed.
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TROUBLE SHOOTING
BEFORE CONTACTING SUPPORT
The following message appears.
Symptom
「Document camera has not been
detected.」
Cause
Remedy
Symptom
The USB cable is disconnected.
Remove the USB cable and connect again. If the problem still persists,
restart Image Mate 4.
There is a delay or decrease in the frame rate.
Close all other applications on your computer.
Remedy
If you have not updated your Windows, update it immediately to keep your
Windows up-to-date. This may improve the problem.
Symptom
Remedy
Symptom
Video recording cannot be performed properly.
Video recording may not be possible if your computer does not meet the
system requirements.
There is a distortion in the Live image.
The image distortion can be reduced by decreasing the resolution and
frame rate.
P.12
If you are using a 32bit computer, you may not be able to achieve the full
Remedy
performance when the resolution is set to high such as 4K and 13K.
Decreasing the resolution or using a 64bit computer may improve the
problem.
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Symptom
4K video images cannot be displayed.
Verify that your system meets the following requirements:
Remedy
Processor:Intel® Core i7 or higher
Memory:16GB
Graphic board:GeForce GTX750 or higher
Symptom
Image Mate 4 does not start.
Image Mate 4 may not start if the USB cable is connected before starting
Remedy
a computer.
Start Image Mate 4 before connecting the USB cable.
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UPDATING IMAGE MATE4
If your computer is connected to the Internet, you can update Image Mate 4 to the latest
version. Update your Image Mate 4 according to the following procedure:
① If there is any update to a new available version, the following update notification
message is displayed when [
] in the menu is pressed.
P.8
② Press [Yes] to perform the update. Press [No] or [x] if you do not want to perform the
update now.
③ The downloading starts.
※It may take some time to complete the download depending on the network condition.
④ Image Mate 4 is automatically closed and the following installation window appears after
the downloading is completed.
Proceed the installation by following the instructions displayed on the screen.
⑤ Restart your computer after the installation is completed.
⑥ Start Image Mate 4. Press[
] and verify the version.
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REFERENCE
DISCLAIMER
The contents of this manual and Image Mate 4 are subject to change without prior notice.
Our software may not function as intended due to compatibility issues with the peripheral
devices and existing software installed in your computer.
ELMO Co., Ltd. cannot be held responsible for either direct or indirect damages suffered by
users while using our software.
TRADEMARKS
•
is a trademark or registered trademark of ELMO Co., Ltd.
• Image Mate is a trademark or registered trademark of ELMO Co., Ltd.
• Intel is a registered trademark of the Intel Corporation.
• Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United
States and other countries.
• This product is licensed under the AVC Visual Patent Portfolio License (AVC Video) for the
personal and non-commercial use of a consumer to
(i) play AVC Video that was recorded by a consumer engaged in a personal and a
non-commercial activity and/or,
(ii) play AVC Video that was obtained from a video provider licensed from MPEG-LA, LLC.
(iii)Additional information including that relating to promotional and commercial uses may be
obtained from MPEG-LA, LLC.
• HDMI is a trademark or registered trademark of HDMI Licensing LLC.
• All other company/product names described in this manual are trademarks or registered
trademarks of their respective companies.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS AND COPYRIGHTS
• This software is based in part on the work of the Independent JPEG Group.
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