Creative DiVi CAM 428 User`s guide

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User’s Guide
Creative DiVi CAM 428
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Corporation.
Version 1.0
August 2005
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Important Information
Please read through this user’s guide carefully before
using Creative DiVi CAM 428. Follow all precautions to
avoid damage or harm caused by improper operation.
Safety
Precautions
❑ Your camera is a precision electronic device.
❑
❑
Do not attempt to service your camera
yourself. Taking your camera apart may
expose you to dangerous voltage or other
hazards.
Avoid contact with liquid from the Liquid
Crystal Display (LCD).
Do not leave your camera under direct
sunlight for extended periods of time.
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Before Using
Your Camera
If the liquid gets on your skin, wipe the liquid off with a
clean cloth, and wash the affected area with water.
If the liquid gets into your eye, flush the liquid off with
lots of fresh water immediately. Consult a doctor for
follow-up treatment.
If the liquid is swallowed, rinse your mouth with water.
Drink a few cups of water to dilute the toxin and seek
treatment immediately.
❑ Test out your camera before using it for
important events.
❑ Observe copyright law.
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Where applicable, permission should be obtained
before images or videos are recorded with this camera.
Observe "No Photography" or "No Recordings"
restrictions where appropriate.
Transfer of images, recordings or MP3s to or from your
camera's memory card must be made under the
constraints of copyright law.
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Operational
Precautions
This product consists of intricate electronic parts. To
conserve the life of your product, do not drop or
subject your camera to impact when taking pictures.
❑ Avoid using or storing your camera in the
following places:
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Damp and dusty places
Sealed vehicles or places subject to extremely high
temperatures or direct heat
Violently turbulent environments
Areas full of smoke, oil fumes or steam
Areas subject to a strong magnetic field
Rainy or snowy environments
❑ Do not open the battery cover when the
power is on.
❑ If water has entered your camera, turn the
❑
power off immediately, and remove the
batteries.
Maintain your digital video camera:
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Use a lens brush or soft cloth to wipe the surface clean.
Do not use any solid object to hit your camera.
Avoid scratching the lens or LCD surface.
Do not use any detergent or volatile solutions to clean
your camera. Use a slightly damp, soft cloth only.
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1 Introduction
Before You Begin...................................................................... 1-1
Package Contents ........................................................................... 1-1
Minimum System Requirements.................................................. 1-1
2 About Your Camera
About Creative DiVi CAM 428............................................. 2-1
Rotating the LCD ..................................................................
Camera mode 2-4
Movie mode .....................................................................................
Inserting an SD Memory Card 2-6
Turning on your camera ...............................................................
Inserting the battery ......................................................................
Charging the battery.............................................................
Connecting Your Camera to a TV .............................................
2-3
2-5
2-6
2-7
2-7
2-8
3 Setting Up Your Camera
Installing the Camera Driver.................................................. 3-1
Setting up Your Camera as a Mass Storage Device ......... 3-2
Installing Applications (optional) ........................................... 3-2
Removing your Camera safely 3-3
Connecting Your Camera to a TV/VCR 3-4
4 Using Creative DiVi CAM 428
Using your Camera .................................................................. 4-1
Taking a Photo ................................................................................
Vewing a Photo ...............................................................................
Viewing all Photos as a Slideshow ..............................................
Viewing all Photos as Thumbnails ...............................................
4-1
4-2
4-2
4-2
Using your Camera as a Video Camera.............................. 4-3
Recording a Video .......................................................................... 4-3
Replaying a Recording ................................................................... 4-3
Configuring Camera Images 4-4
Selecting Image Settings ................................................................ 4-4
Selecting and Adding Special Effects........................................... 4-5
Using the Self-timer........................................................................ 4-5
Using your Camera as an MP3 Player 4-6
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Transferring Songs to Your Camera 4-6
Playing MP3 Files............................................................................. 4-6
Using your Camera as a Recorder 4-7
Making a Voice Recording............................................................ 4-7
Playing a Recording ........................................................................ 4-7
Deleting Files ........................................................................... 4-7
Protecting Files.......................................................................... 4-8
Configuring Your Camera ...................................................... 4-9
Selecting Setting Options.............................................................. 4-9
5 Printing from Creative DiVi CAM 428
Setting up Digital Print Order Format (DPOF)................. 5-1
Selecting individual photos ........................................................... 5-1
Selecting all photos ........................................................................ 5-1
Selecting printing options ............................................................. 5-1
Setting up Direct Print ............................................................ 5-2
Selecting individual photos ........................................................... 5-2
Selecting all photos ........................................................................ 5-2
A Technical Specifications
Dimensions ............................................................................. A-1
Weight ..................................................................................... A-1
LCD.......................................................................................... A-1
Power....................................................................................... A-1
Image Sensor .......................................................................... A-1
Pixels ........................................................................................ A-1
File Formats............................................................................ A-1
Still Picture Resolution......................................................... A-1
Lens .......................................................................................... A-1
Focus range............................................................................. A-1
Focus length ........................................................................... A-1
Shutter speed ......................................................................... A-1
Self-timer................................................................................. A-1
Digital Zoom .......................................................................... A-1
Port compatibility.................................................................. A-1
Storage Media ........................................................................ A-2
TV Out .................................................................................... A-2
Flash Mode.............................................................................. A-2
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Auto Power-off..................................................................... A-2
Connectivity .......................................................................... A-2
B Frequently Asked Questions
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1
Introduction
Creative DiVi CAM 428 is a high-quality digital video
camera that enables you to create, edit, share and
send photos to friends and family. With Creative Divi
CAM 428, you can create short videos and voice
recordings, as well as play MP3 songs.
Before You
Begin
Package
Contents
Applications
included on your
Installation CD may
vary depending on
camera model and
region of purchase.
Minimum
System
Requirements
Your Creative DiVi CAM 428 package contains the
following items:
❑ Creative DiVi CAM 428
❑ Installation CD
❑ User’s Guide
❑ Quick Start
❑ Wrist strap
❑ Lens cover strap
❑ Pouch
❑ Earphones
❑ Power adapter cable
❑ Battery charger
❑ Audio cable
❑ TV Out cable
❑ USB cable
❑ Intel® Pentium® 166 MHz or higher
❑ 64 MB RAM or higher
❑ 100 MB free hard disk space (excluding installation
of applications)
❑ Available USB 1.1 port
❑ Microsoft Windows® XP, Windows 2000, Windows
❑
Millennium Edition (ME) or Windows 98 Second
Edition (SE)
4X CD-ROM drive installed (or better)
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2
About Your Camera
About
Creative DiVi
CAM 428
This section highlights the features of your camera.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Figure 2-1:
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Creative DiVi CAM 428 front view
1
Lens
2
Shutter button
3
Flash
4
Self-timer LED
The LED blinks red when the Self-timer mode is
activated.
5
USB/TV Out port
Press this button to take pictures in Photo mode or to
start and stop recording videos in Movie mode.
To transfer files to your computer, connect one end of
the supplied USB/TV Out cable to this port, and the
other end to your computer’s USB port.
To display your photos on a TV, connect one end of the
supplied USB/TV Out cable to this port, and the other
end to your TV Out port.
2-1 About Your Camera
6
Headphone jack
7
Strap holder
8
Microphone
9
Power LED
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1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Figure 2-2:
Creative DiVi CAM 428 rear view
1
Liquid Crystal Display (LCD)
2
Status LED
The LED lights up in green when you turn your camera
on, and lights up in red when your camera is busy.
3
5-way Joystick button
This button performs five different functions: Up,
Down, Left, Right, and Enter.
4
Scroller
Use this control to Scroll Select menu options.
To Scroll Select menu options, move the Scroller up or
down to browse through options, and then select the
option by pressing the Scroller.
5
MENU button
Press the Menu button in all modes to access the
function menu for each mode. The menus are shown on
the LCD.
6
Play button
Press this button to view your images, videos,
recordings and MP3 songs.
7
Mode switch
8
Display button
Switches between Movie, Voice and Photo mode.
Press this button to switch between display modes.
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Figure 2-3:
Creative DiVi CAM 428 top view
1
Tripod socket
2
Memory card cover
3
Memory card slot
4
MP3 button
5
Zoom button
6
Power button
To turn your camera on or off, press the button.
7
Rotating the LCD
Speakers
Open the LCD carefully from the left of your camera.
The rotation directions and lock positions are shown
below:
Open
Backwards
Rotating the LCD in
the wrong direction
may damage your
LCD.
Rotate 90° downwards
2-3 About Your Camera
Forward
Backwards
Rotate 90° upwards
Rotate upwards 180° again
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Camera mode
Figure 2-4:
An example of a Camera mode screen
1
Camera mode
2
Memory status
The
icon indicates that your camera s using the
memory card.
The
icon indicates that your camera is using
the internal memory.
3
Number of photos
4
Digital zoom ratio
5
Battery level indicator
Full
Half full
Low
Empty
6
Quick menu
7
Flash mode
Auto flash
Forced flash
Auto flash and red-eye reduction
Slow synchronize
Flash disabled
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8
Macro
9
Self-timer status
10
Anti-shake icon
11
Focus area
12
Continuous shooting mode
Movie mode
Figure 2-5:
An example of a Movie mode screen
1
Movie mode icon
2
Memory status
The
icon indicates that your camera s using the
memory card.
The
icon indicates that your camera is using
the internal memory.
3
Number of recorded files
4
Digital zoom ratio
5
Battery level indicator
Full
Half full
Low
Empty
2-5 About Your Camera
6
Quick menu
7
File format: AVI or ASF
8
Remaining Available Recording Time
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Inserting an
SD Memory
Card
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Your camera’s
32MB internal
memory is
disabled when
you insert an SD
memory card.
To avoid
permanent
damage, remove
the memory card
only when when
your player is at
the Main Menu or
when your player
is turned off .
You can only
access your
memory card if
your camera in
unprotected.
If your camera
cannot detect
the memory
card, remove the
memory card,
clean it with a
soft cloth.
Turning on
your camera
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To conserve
battery power,
your camera
turns the LCD off
if no operation is
made within two
minutes. See
“Configuring
Your Camera” on
page 4-9 to
enable Auto
power off.
Lift the Memory card slot cover up and insert an SD
memory card as shown.
Do not force the memory card into the Memory card
slot. If it does not fit properly, gently remove it and
try again.
To remove the memory card, turn off your camera
and then gently push the card. The card pops out.
Figure 2-6:
Lifting the Memory card slot
1. Press the Power button. The Status LED lights up
in red and the LCD is activated. The Status LED
turns green.
Figure 2-7:
Turning on your camera
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Inserting the
battery
1. Slide the battery compartment cover open as
shown below.
Figure 2-8:
Sliding open the battery compartment
2. Insert the rechargeable battery into the
compartment.
3. Slide the battery compartment cover back in to
close it.
Charging the
battery
1. Turn off your camera.
2. Remove the battery.
3. Connect the power adapter cable to the wall outlet
and battery charger.
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An empty
battery takes
approximately
five hours to be
fully charged.
The charger
indicator turns
from red to
green when it is
fully charged.
4. Insert your battery into the battery charger as
shown below.
Figure 2-9:
2-7 About Your Camera
Charging the battery
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Connecting
Your Camera
to a TV
You can use the supplied USB/TV Out and Audio
cables to view photos and videos in your camera on
your TV.
Connect to
speakers
Connect to
TV
Figure 2-10: Connecting your camera to the TV
1. Set the video output mode to NTSC or PAL
according to the display format that matches your
TV or video recorder.
2. Connect the suppliedUSB/TV Out cable to your
camera and TV.
3. Connect the supplied Audio cable to your camera’s
headphone jack and your TV’s audio jacks.
4. Turn on your camera. The LCD is turned off and all
the photos or videos are displayed on your TV
screen.
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3
Setting Up Your Camera
This chapter tells you how to quickly install Creative
DiVi CAM428, as a Mass Storage device. Follow the
installation procedures for your operating system.
Installing the
Camera
Driver
1. Do not connect your camera to your computer
before installing the drivers.
If you accidentally begin installation with your
camera connected, the Add New Hardware
Wizard or Found New Hardware Wizard dialog
box may appear.
If you are using Windows 98 SE, click the Cancel
button. For other operating systems, follow the
instructions on the screen and disconnect your
camera from your computer.
2. Insert the installation CD into your CD-ROM or
CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive. Your CD should start
automatically. If it does not, follow the steps
below:
i. Double-click the My Computer icon.
Alternatively, click Start →My Computer.
ii. Right-click the CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive icon,
and then click AutoPlay.
3. In the Software Installer screen, click Driver →
Install. The Choose Setup Language window
appears.
4. Select the desired language, then click the OK
button.
5. Click the Next button to continue. Follow the
instructions on the screen to complete the
installation.
6. Click the Finish button to complete the driver
installation.
7. Follow the instructions in “Setting up Your Camera
as a Mass Storage Device” on page 3-2 to connect
your camera to your computer.
You do not have to restart your computer after
installing the driver.
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Setting up
Your Camera
as a Mass
Storage
Device
You can also use your camera as a mass
storage device.
1. Connect the USB port of your camera to the USB
port of your computer with the supplied USB
cable.
2. Press the Power button to turn on your camera.
The LCD turns on and the PC Connection Menu is
displayed.
3. On your camera, Scroll Select the Mass Storage
option.
Installing
Applications
(optional)
Follow the instructions to install the applications.
1. Insert the installation CD into your CD-ROM or
CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive. Your CD should start
automatically. If it does not, follow the steps
below:
i. Double-click the My Computer icon.
Alternatively, click Start →My Computer.
ii. Right-click the CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive icon,
and then click AutoPlay.
2. In the Software Installer screen, click New Soft
Video Works → Install to install Presto!
VideoWorks 6 and click New Soft Mr. Photo →
Install to install Presto! Mr. Photo. The Choose
Setup Language window appears.
3. Select the language you want, and then click the
OK button.
4. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete
the installation.
5. Click the Finish button to complete the software
installation. When prompted, restart your
computer after installing both software.
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Removing
your Camera
safely
In Windows XP, Window 2000 and Windows
Me
1. Click the Safely Remove Hardware icon on the
Taskbar.
2. Click Safely remove USB Mass Storage Device
and disconnect your camera when prompted.
In Windows 98 SE
1. In Windows Explorer, right-click the Removable
Disk icon and click the Eject option.
2. Disconnect your camera when you are prompted
to do so.
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Connecting
Your Camera
to a TV/VCR
You can connect your Creative DiVi CAM
428 to a television if you want to have a larger view of
your photos or videos.
1. Connect the TV Out cable to the TV Out port and
the television.
2. Connect the Audio Out cable to the Audio Out port
and the television.
3. On your television, select the channel for auxiliary
Audio/Video input.
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4
Using Creative DiVi CAM 428
This guide shows you how to use Creative DiVi CAM
428 to take photos, record videos and voices, and
play MP3 songs.
Selecting a
mode
To start using your camera, you have to first select
the mode that you want. Select a mode by moving
the Mode switch to mode that you want:
❑ Camera
❑ Movie
❑ Voice
Turning on
your Camera
Using your
Camera
Press the Power button.
Taking a
Photo
1. Make sure your camera is not connected to your
computer.
2. Set the Mode switch to Camera mode and turn on
your camera.
3. Use the LCD to compose your picture and press
the Shutter button halfway to lock the exposure
level. A blue box appears in the center of the LCD.
4. Press the Shutter button all the way down for one
second and then release. Hold the camera still
while you take the photo.
Your camera beeps when you take a picture.
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Vewing a
Photo
1. In Camera mode, press the Play button.
2. Push the 5-way Joystick button up or down to go
to the previous or next photo.
3. To zoom in on a photo, push the Zoom button
Move the 5-way Joystick button up or down to
zoom in or out of a photo.
When zoomed in, use the 5-way Joystick button to
see the other parts of the photo.
4. Press the Play button again to exit.
Viewing all
Photos as a
Slideshow
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1. In Camera mode, press the Play button.
2. Press the Menu button, and Scroll Select Slide
Show.
A slideshow of all photos stored in your camera or
the memory card starts up.
Only photos in
your camera or
memory card
will be included
in the slideshow.
Viewing all
Photos as
Thumbnails
1. In Camera mode, press the Play button.
2. Press the 5-way Joystick button twice.
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Using your
Camera as a
Video
Camera
Recording a
Video
1. Make sure that your camera is not connected to
your computer.
2. Set the Mode switch to Movie mode and turn on
your camera.
3. Compose your picture and press the Shutter
button to start recording your video. The elapsed
time, in seconds, is shown at the upper right
corner of the LCD.
4. To stop recording, press the Shutter button.
Replaying a
Recording
•
Your camera
supports wo
MPEG4 video file
formats. Make
sure that you
use the correct
software when
playing the
videos on your
computer.
To play AVI files,
you need to
install XviD 1.03
codec (included
in the
Installation CD).
To play ASF files,
you need to
install Windows
Media Player 9.0
or later.
1. In Movie mode, press the Play button.
2. Use the 5-way Joystick button to highlight a
video.
3. Press the 5-way Joystick button to select the
video. Video playback starts.
To adjust the volume, push the Zoom button up or
down.
4. To pause playback, press the Scroller.
To resume playback, press the Scroller again.
5. To stop playback, press the 5-way Joystick button.
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Configuring
Camera
Images
You can adjust resolution, quality, white
balance and EV compensation settings before you
take a photo or record a video.
Selecting
Image
Settings
Selecting size
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•
You can select
either 640x480
or 320x240 as
the default video
capture
resolution.
You can select
one of the
following as the
default image
resolution:
2976x2232,
2048x1536,
1600x1200 or
640x480.
The storage
capability of
your camera
depends on both
the size and the
quality of your
images. See
“Technical
Specifications”
for more
information.
Set the Mode switch to Camera or Movie mode. Press
the Menu button to view the settings options.
1. Scroll Select Size.
2. Scroll Select the default resolution: VGA or
QVGA.
Selecting image quality
1. Scroll Select Quality.
2. Scroll Select the default quality: Fine or Normal.
If Fine is selected, the compression ratio is lower,
the image quality is higher and the file size is
larger after saving. Fine is suitable for shorter
video recordings.
If Normal is selected, the compression ratio is
higher, the image quality is average and the file
size is smaller after saving. Normal is suitable for
longer video recordings.
Selecting white balance
1. Scroll Select White Balance.
2. Scroll Select a white balance setting: Auto,
Sunny, Cloudy, Tungsten or Fluorescent.
Auto automatically adjusts the white balance and
is applicable to general photos.
Sunny is suitable for photos taken on a sunny
day.
Cloudy is suitable for photos taken on a cloudy
day.
Tungsten is suitable for photos taken under
tungsten lights.
Flourescent is suitable for photos taken under
flourescent lighting.
Selecting EV compensation
1. Scroll Select EV Compensation.
2. Scroll Select the default EV compensation.
YOur camera’s EV compensation can be adjusted
from -2.0 EV to +2.0 EV.
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Selecting and
Adding
Special Effects
You can add special effects to photos and videos.
Before taking a photo or recording a video, view the
effects in the preview screen and then follow the
instructions in “Taking a Photo” on page 4-1 and
“Recording a Video” on page 4-3.
1. Set the Mode switch to Camera or Movie mode.
For photos, the
default view is
“Color”.
2. Press the 5-way Joystick button.
3. Push the 5-way Joystick button to the right or left
button to highlight the Color menu.
4. Push the 5-way Joystick button up or down to
view the list of special effects.
5. Press the 5-way Joystick button to select an effect
that you want to use. The effect is applied
immediately.
You can choose Color, Sepia or B&W.
Using the Selftimer
You can use the self-timer to take a photo.
1. Set the Mode switch to Camera mode.
2. Press the Menu button.
3. Scroll Select Selftimer.
4. Scroll Select a self-timer interval.
5. Press the Menu button to exit the menu.
6. Press the Shutter button to start the self-timer.
The camera takes a photo or starts recording
when the counter reaches zero.
To stop the timer, press the Scroller.
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Using your
Camera as
an MP3
Player
Transferring
Songs to Your
Camera
Before using your camera to play MP3 files, you need
to use your computer to save the MP3 files to your
camera’s memory card or internal memory.
1. Connect your camera to your computer using the
USB cable. See “Setting up Your Camera as a
Mass Storage Device” on page 3-2.
2. Double-click the My Computer icon.
Alternatively, click Start → My Computer.
The camera appears as a removable disk icon.
3. Double-click the Removable Disc icon and create a
MP3 folder.
4. Drag and drop the MP3 files to the MP3 folder.
Alternatively, you can copy and paste the files into
the folder.
5. Disconnect your camera safely from the computer.
To play MP3 songs, follow instructions in “Playing
MP3 Files” on page 4-6.
Playing MP3
Files
1. Press the MP3 button.
2. Scroll Select the MP3 file you want to play.
Playback automatically starts.
3. Press the Scroller to pause or resume playback.
•
•
Push the 5-way
Joystick button
up or down to
skip to the
previous or next
track.
Push the 5-way
Joystick button
to the left or
right to skip
backward or
forward in a
track.
4. Press the Scroller again to stop playback.
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Using your
Camera as a
Recorder
Making a
Voice
Recording
1. Set the Mode switch to Voice mode.
Playing a
Recording
1. Press the Play button.
2. Press the 5-way Joystick button to start recording.
Press the button again to stop recording.
2. Use the 5-way Joystick button to highlight the
recording that you want to play.
3. Press the 5-way Joystick button to start playback.
Press the button again to stop playback.
Deleting
Files
To delete a photo, video or MP3 file
1. Set the Mode switch to the mode that you want,
and press the Play button.
2. Use the 5-way Joystick button to go to the photo,
video or MP3 file that you want to delete.
All protected items
cannot be deleted.
3. Push the 5-way Joystick button to the right.
4. To delete the selected item, Scroll Select OK to
confirm the action.
Otherwise, Scroll Select Cancel.
To delete all photos, videos or MP3 files
1. Set the Mode switch to the mode that you want,
and press the Play button.
1. Press the Menu button.
2. To delete all photos, videos or MP3 files, Scroll
Select Delete All.
3. Scroll Select OK to confirm the action.
Otherwise, Scroll Select Cancel.
To exit the Delete menu, press the Menu button.
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Protecting
Files
To unprotect the
items, push the
5-way Joystick
button to the left
again.
To protect a photo, video or MP3
file
1. Set the Mode switch to the mode that you want,
and press the Play button.
2. Push the 5-way Joystick button to the left to
protect the current file.
The
icon appears on the LCD.
To unprotect all photos, videos or MP3 files
1. Set the Mode switch to the mode that you want.
2. Press the Menu button.
3. Scroll Select Unlock All.
4. Scroll Select OK to confirm the action.
Otherwise, Scroll Select Cancel.
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Configuring
Your Camera
Selecting
Setting
Options
Turn on your camera and press the Menu button,
and then push the 5-way Joystick button to the
left:
❑ Date/Time
•
•
Set the date by pushing the 5-way Joystick button left
or right to move through the year, month, day, hour,
minute and second options.
Use the Scroller to enter the date and time.
Press the Scroller to exit.
❑ Beep
•
Select On to enable sound and Off to disable it.
•
Select Ok to format your memory card, otherwise
select Cancel.
Formatting your memory card erases all memory card
content. Save a copy of your memory card’s content
before formatting it.
❑ Format
❑ Default
•
Select Ok to reset your camera’s settings to its original
default settings, otherwise select Cancel.
❑ Memory Status
•
This menu shows the total number of Photo files,
Video files, MP3 files and Voice files.
You can also view the amount of Free space left in
your SD Memory card.
❑ Language
•
Select the language you want your camera to display
in: English, Italian, French, Deutsch, Spanish, Russian,
Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese or
Turkish.
❑ TV System
•
Select TV output options: NTSC or PAL.
•
Select the duration you want your camera to shut down
when there is no activity: 2 minute or 5 minute.
Select Off to turn this function off.
❑ Auto Power Off
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5
Printing from Creative DiVi
CAM 428
This chapter tells you how to quickly set up Creative
DiVi CAM 428 so that you can order professional
digital prints of your photos, or use Direct Print to
print directly to a printer without using a computer.
Setting up
Digital Print
Order
Format
(DPOF)
DPOF settings enable you to select the photos that
you want to send for professional printing. You can
also include the recorded date for each photo.
Selecting
individual
photos
1. In Camera mode, press the Play button.
2. In the Playback mode, press the Menu button.
3. Scroll Select DPOF.
4. Scroll Select Select One.
DPOF settings are
disabled if you do
not have a memory
card in your
camera.
Selecting all
photos
5. Push the 5-way Joystick button up or down to
select the photo.
6. Push the 5-way Joystick button to increase the
number of copies, to a maximum of three.
7. Press the Menu button to save your selection.
1. In the Playback mode, press the Menu button.
2. Scroll Select DPOF.
3. Scroll Select Select All.
Scroll Select OK to print one copy each.
Selecting
printing
options
❑ photo to print
•
Push the 5-way Joystick button up or down to select a
photo to print.
❑ copies to print
•
Push the 5-way Joystick button left or right to set the
number of copies to print.
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Setting up
Direct Print
Direct Print settings
are disabled if your
camera is not
connected to a
Direct Print
compatible printer.
Selecting
individual
photos
DPOF settings enable you to select the photos that
you want to send for professional printing. You can
also include the recorded date for each photo.
1. Connect your camera to your printer using the
supplied USB cable.
The USB Connection menu appears on the LCD.
2. Push the 5-way Joystick button to highlight DPS.
3. Press the 5-way Joystick button to select DPS.
1. In the DPS menu screen, push the 5-way Joystick
button up or down to highlight Set One.
2. Press the 5-way Joystick button.
3. Push the 5-way Joystick button up or down to
select the image you want to print.
4. Push the 5-way Joystick button left or right to
select the printing quality.
5. Press the 5-way Joystick button to exit the menu.
6. Use the 5-way Joystick button to highlight Print.
7. Press the 5-way Joystick button to start printing.
Selecting all
photos
1. In the DPS menu screen, push the 5-way Joystick
button up or down to highlight Set All.
2. Press the 5-way Joystick button.
3. Push the 5-way Joystick button up or down to
select the image you want to print.
4. Push the 5-way Joystick button left or right to
select the printing quality.
5. Press the 5-way Joystick button to exit the menu.
6. Use the 5-way Joystick button to highlight Print.
7. Press the 5-way Joystick button to start printing.
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A
Technical Specifications
Dimensions
100 mm (W) x 59 mm (H) x 35 mm (D)
3.54 in (W) x 2.76 in (H) x 1.46 in (D)
Weight
Approx. 160g (without batteries)
LCD
2.0” LTPS TFT LCD
Power
Rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery
Image Sensor
1/2.5” CCD
Pixels
4.0 Mega Pixels
File Formats
❑ Still picture:
JPEG (EXIF, DFOF, DCF)
❑ Video Capture:
MPEG4 (ASF, AVI)
❑ Audio:
MP3
Still Picture
Resolution
❑
❑
❑
❑
Lens
f=7.356mm
Focus range
Normal (18 cm to inifinity)
Focus length
F 3.0/8.0
Shutter speed
1/2 seconds to 1/1500 seconds
Self-timer
❑ 10 seconds
❑ 20 seconds
Digital Zoom
4X Digital zoom
VGA
2M
4M
8M
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Port compatibility
❑ Universal Serial Bus port 1.1
❑ TV Out (NTSC/PAL selectable)
Storage Media
❑ Built-in 32MB Flash Memory
❑ SD Memory Card Interface (MMC compatible)
supports 32 MB to 1 GB
TV Out
❑ NTSC
❑ PAL
Flash Mode
❑
❑
❑
❑
❑
Auto Power-off
❑ Off
❑ 2 minutes
❑ 5 minutes
Connectivity
USB 1.1 (USB 2.0 recommended)
A-2 Technical Specifications
Auto Flash
Auto Flash and Red-Eye Reduction
Forced Flash
Slow Synchronization
Flash Disabled
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B
Frequently Asked Questions
This section covers questions you might have while
using your player. For further assistance, you may
wish to consult our self-help tool "Knowledge Base".
Go to www.creative.com, select your region and
then select Support.
❑ I was using the camera, but the camera controls
suddenly don't work.
•
•
•
•
Try turning off your camera, then turning it back on.
You might have removed the memory card while your
camera was still turned on. Remove the batteries, wait
three seconds, and then put them back.
Check that the batteries are inserted properly.
Check for camera damage. If it is damaged, send it for
repair.
❑ I have problems using my photo printer with the
camera.
•
Error messages or prompts can be caused by printer
malfunctions, or power supply problems. Check the
connections to your camera, and printer. Turn your
camera on and reconnect it to the printer.
❑ I can't seem to format my memory card.
•
You may have used a memory card that was formatted
differently. Use Windows Explorer to format the
memory card using the FAT file format. See your
Windows online Help for details.
❑ My camera cannot detect the memory card.
•
•
•
Gently wipe your memory card’s metal interface with a
soft cloth and reinsert the memory card.
You may have used a memory card that was formatted
differently. Use Windows Explorer to format the
memory card using the FAT file format. See your
Windows online Help for details.
Your memory card may have malfunctioned. Contact
your memory card’s vendor for assistance.
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Index
A
About Your Camera 2-1
C
Camera mode 4-1
Configuring camera images 4-4
Connecting Your Camera to a TV 3-4
D
,
Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) 5-1 5-2
Direct Print 5-1
Disconnecting your camera 3-3
F
Frequently Asked Questions B-1
I
image resolution 4-4
Inserting SD Memory Card 2-6
Installing Creative DiVi CAM 428 3-1
Installing driver 3-1
Installing software 3-2
Introduction 1-1
M
Movie mode 2-5
P
Package Contents 1-1
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S
Setting up your Camera as a Mass Storage Device 3-2
special effects 4-5
T
Technical Specifications A-1
Turning off your camera 2-3
Turning on your Camera 2-7
TV output options 4-9
U
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Notes