R
V8200 Series
Programmable nFiniteFX™
Graphics Card
USER’S MANUAL
Hardware & Video Drivers
V8200 / Deluxe
V8200 / Pure
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CONTENTS
I. Introduction .......................................................................... 7
Highlights ..............................................................................................
Available Models ..................................................................................
ASUS V8200 Deluxe ......................................................................
ASUS V8200 ..................................................................................
Features .................................................................................................
7
7
7
7
8
2. Hardware Setup .................................................................... 9
ASUS V8200 Deluxe ....................................................................... 9
ASUS V8200 / Pure ....................................................................... 10
Installation Procedures ................................................................... 11
New VGA Cards ................................................................................. 11
Systems with Existing VGA Card ....................................................... 11
Operating System Requirements ................................................... 12
Windows 98 ........................................................................................ 12
3. Software Setup .................................................................... 13
Display Driver Installation ............................................................. 13
Windows 98 ........................................................................................
Method 1: ASUS Quick Setup Program .......................................
Method 2: Display Property Page .................................................
Method 3: Plug and Play ..............................................................
Windows 2000 ....................................................................................
Method 1: ASUS Quick Setup Program .......................................
Method 2: Plug and Play ..............................................................
Windows NT 4.0 .................................................................................
Method 1: Display Property Page .................................................
13
13
14
15
15
15
16
18
18
Drivers ........................................................................................... 19
Install Display Driver .......................................................................... 19
Install DirectX ..................................................................................... 20
Install GART Driver ........................................................................... 21
Install ASUS TWAIN Driver .............................................................. 23
Uninstall Display Driver ..................................................................... 24
Windows 98 .................................................................................. 24
Method1: Using the Autorun Screen ...................................... 24
Method 2: Using Control Panel .............................................. 24
Windows 2000 .............................................................................. 25
Method1: Using the Autorun Screen ...................................... 25
Method 2: Using Control Panel .............................................. 25
Windows NT 4.0 ........................................................................... 25
Method 1: Using Control Panel .............................................. 25
Install WDM Capture Driver .............................................................. 26
Install Video for Windows Capture Driver ......................................... 27
Utilities ........................................................................................... 28
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Install ASUS Live Utility .................................................................... 28
Utilities ........................................................................................... 29
Install ASUS Tweak Utility ................................................................ 29
Install SmartDoctor ............................................................................. 30
Install VideoSecurity ........................................................................... 31
4. Software Reference ............................................................. 33
ASUS Control Panel ...................................................................... 33
Refresh Rate ........................................................................................
More Resolution .................................................................................
Information .........................................................................................
Color ...................................................................................................
Advanced ............................................................................................
33
34
34
35
37
Windows Display Properties .......................................................... 45
Device Selection .................................................................................
Analog Monitor ............................................................................
Digital Flat Panel ..........................................................................
TV .................................................................................................
Color Correction .................................................................................
Digital Vibrance ............................................................................
Active Color Channel ...................................................................
Brightness / Contrast / Gamma .....................................................
Custom color settings ...................................................................
GeForce3 .............................................................................................
Additional Properties ....................................................................
3D Antialiasing Setting .................................................................
Direct3D Settings .........................................................................
OpenGL Settings ..........................................................................
Overly Controls ............................................................................
Desktop Utilities ...........................................................................
Desktop Display Manager ............................................................
45
46
47
48
49
49
49
49
49
50
50
50
51
53
54
55
56
Using the ASUS Utilities ............................................................... 59
ASUS Tweak Utility ...........................................................................
ASUS VideoSecurity ..........................................................................
ASUS Live Video ...............................................................................
ASUS SmartDoctor .............................................................................
ASUS Digital VCR .............................................................................
59
61
65
74
77
Using the Other Utilities ................................................................ 91
ASUS TWAIN Interface ..................................................................... 91
ASUS VR PictureViewer .................................................................... 93
5. Resolution Table .................................................................. 95
6. Troubleshooting .................................................................. 97
Description ..................................................................................... 97
Recommended Action .................................................................... 97
Index ........................................................................................ 99
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FCC & DOC COMPLIANCE
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with FCC Rules Part 15. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference, and
• This device must accept any interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if
not installed and used in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
WARNING! The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the
graphics card is required to assure compliance with FCC regulations. Changes
or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.
Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions
from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
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I. Introduction
1. Introudction
Highlights/Models
Thank you for purchasing an ASUS V8200 GeForce3™ Graphics Card. With this
purchase, you join an ever-increasing elite squadron of graphics enthusiasts.
Powered by the NVIDIA™ GeForce3™ graphics processing unit (GPU) and featuring the new nFiniteFX™ engine and DDR (Double Data Rate) memory with
Lightspeed Memory Architecture™, the ASUS V8200 delivers not only cutting-edge
graphics performance but also image fidelity regardless of the CPU (central processing unit) your computer system is using.
With the ASUS V8200, you will not only see but also experience dynamic, more
realistic and compelling 3D worlds and characters.
Highlights
• Powered with the world’s first
programmable 3D graphics chip
architecture
• Built-in high speed DDR video
memory with Lightspeed Memory
ArchitectureTM
• Programmable vertex and pixel
shader
• 3.2 Billion Samples per Second
FSAA Fill Rate, 800 Billion
Operations per Second, 76
GigaFLOPS
• ASUS SmartDoctor ™
Technologies
• Optimized for DirectX® 8 and
OpenGL® Features
NVIDIA® GeForce3™ Graphics
Processing Unit (GPU) with the new
nFiniteFXTM engine
Delivers earth-shattering performance
and fluid motion even for the most
complex scenes
Enables up to 32-matrix skinning,
custom lighting and texture blending
models
Breakthrough performance
improvement compared with the
GeForce2 series
Provides the greatest operating safety
for your valuable system
Ensures broad application support
Available Models
ASUS V8200 Deluxe
• DDR Frame Buffer, VGA + Video-in + TV-out + 3D glasses (ASUS VR100G Bundled Free)
ASUS V8200 Pure
• DDR Frame Buffer, Pure VGA
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1. Introduction
1. Introduction
Features
Features
• The first programmable nFinite-FX™ Engine: Ability to create an infinite number of special effects that bring realistic 3D characters and environments to life
• 3.2 billion samples per second Full-scene Anti-aliasing (FSAA) fill rate
• 57 million transistors with 800 billion operations per second
• Raw computational power over 800 billion operations per second and 76
GigaFLOPS per second
• RenderScale Technology and Lightspeed Memory Architecture: Dramatically improve memory bandwidth efficiency up to 7.4GB/sec
• First to offer high resolution, high frame rate, Full-Scene Anti-aliasing (FSAA)
• Optimized for DirectX® and OpenGL® acceleration
• 8 texture-mapped, filtered, lit texels per clock cycle
• Single-pass multitexturing, 32-bit colors, Z/stencil buffer
• Advanced per-pixel lighting, texturing, and shading
• Cube environment mapping, bump mapping, S3 texture compression
• Programmable Vertex Shader offers complex animation to generate smooth animation and nature-look characters
• Programmable for lens effects, such as wide angle and fish eye
• Programmable for atmospheric effects, such as layer fog and volumetric fog
• Programmable Pixel Shader offers per-pixel Z-Correct reflective bump mapping
• Multibuffering (double, triple, quad) for smooth animation and video playback
• Multiple video windows with hardware color space conversion and filtering (YUV
4:2:2 and 4:2:0)
• AGP 4X / 2X / 1X complete support
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Projector
ASUS TV Box
S-Video to Composite Cable
Stereo Glasses Output
composite/TV
output (RCA)
SVHS/TV output
(7pin)
VGA Monitor
output (15pin)
(standard)
CCD/camcorder
input/Tuner/
TV Box Input
(7pin)
VR Glasses
Output
J1
JP1
JP1
PAL
1 2 3
NTSC
1 2 3
Digital
PC to TV
Encoder
Fan
Power
TM
TM
Chip with Fan
(Graphics Processing Unit)
TM
NVIDIA
nFiniteFX
GeForce3
GPU
Frame Buffer (DDR)
DDR: Double Data Rate
Use the same TV standard for all devices. For example,
if your TV uses the NTSC standard, then you should set
JP1 to “NTSC.”
VGA
BIOS
VIP Connector A
Digital
Video
Decoder
®
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2. H/W Setup
Deluxe
ASUS AGP-V8200 Deluxe Graphics Card (PAL or NTSC)
Notes
ASUS VR-100G
•
Use the same TV standard for all devices.
This User’s Manual
•
and
cannot be connected at the same time.
ASUS V8200 Series Driver & Utility CD Disc
Composite (RCA) Output
S-Video Output
VGA Output
Video Input (ASUS Video) 7pin S compatible)
Composite (RCA) Input
Item Checklist
CATV
®
3D Glasses
(ASUS VR-100G)
The VIP (Video Interface Port) Connector are used for third party add-on modules,
such as video capture cards or television tuners.
DDR Frame Buffer
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2. Hardware Setup
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ASUS AGP-V8200 Graphics Card
ASUS V8200 Series Driver & Utility CD Disc
Item Checklist
Projector
VGA Output
VGA
Monitor
Output
(15pin)
(standard)
FAN_PWR
VGA
BIOS
DDR Frame Buffer
DDR: Double Data Rate
TM
TM
Chip with Fan
(Graphics Processing Unit)
TM
NVIDIA
nFiniteFX
GeForce3
GPU
Frame Buffer (DDR)
®
2. H/W Setup
Pure
ASUS V8200 / Pure
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NOTE: This graphics card series can only be installed in motherboards with an
AGP slot.
2. H/W Setup
Installation
WARNING! Computer boards and components contain very delicate Integrated
Circuit (IC) chips. To protect the computer board and other components against
damage from static electricity, you must follow some precautions.
1. Make sure that you unplug your power supply when adding or removing
expansion cards or other system components. Failure to do so may cause
severe damage to both your motherboard and expansion cards.
2. Keep all components such as the host adapter in its antistatic bag until you
are ready to install it.
3. Use a grounded wrist strap before handling computer components. If you do
not have one, touch both of your hands to a safely grounded object or to a
metal object, such as the power supply case. Hold components by the edges
and try not to touch the IC chips, leads, or circuitry.
4. Place components on a grounded antistatic pad or on the bag that came with the
component whenever the components are separated from the system.
Installation Procedures
New VGA Cards
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
Unplug all electrical cords on your computer.
Remove the system unit cover.
Locate the AGP bus expansion slot. Make sure this slot is unobstructed.
Remove the corresponding expansion slot cover from the computer chassis.
Ground yourself to an antistatic mat or other grounded source .
Pick up the board (still in its sleeve) by grasping the edge bracket with one hand
and then remove the plastic sleeve.
Position the card directly over the AGP slot and insert one end of the board in
the slot first. Firmly but gently press the bus connector on the bottom of the card
down into the slot. Be sure the metal contacts on the bottom of the host adapter
are securely seated in the slot.
Anchor the board’s mounting bracket to the computer chassis using the screw
from the slot cover that you set aside previously.
Replace the cover on the system unit.
Connect your analog monitor’s 15-pin VGA connector to the card and fasten
the retaining screws (if any).
Connect other cables and devices if available -You are now ready to install the
software drivers and utilities.
Systems with Existing VGA Card
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Change your display driver to Standard VGA.
Shut down your computer and unplug all electrical cords.
Replace the existing VGA card with your graphics card.
Restart your computer.
Install the ASUS V7100 series display driver.
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2. Hardware Setup
Operating System Requirements
NOTE: This graphics card requires a motherboard with an AGP slot.
Windows 98
2. H/W Setup
Requirements
Windows 98 includes VGARTD for the major chipsets but it is recommended that
you install VGARTD from the support CD to make sure that you have the latest
version of VGARTD (see III. Software Setup | Install GART Driver).
NOTES
• VGARTD stands for Virtual Graphics Address Remapping Table Driver, which
is necessary to use the DIME feature of AGP. DIME means Direct Memory
Execute, which is accessed directly by most AGP chips (when VGARTD is
installed) for complex texture-mapping operations.
• For other notes or release information, see the README files in the installation CD disc.
• This Manual assumes that your CD-ROM disc drive is drive D: and that
Windows is in C:\WINDOWS. Replace either with the actual location, if
necessary.
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3. Software Setup
Display Driver Installation
You can use one of the recommended methods to install the display drivers for your
graphics card, depending on your operating system.
NOTE: The screen displays in this manual may not reflect exactly the screen contents displayed on your screen. The contents of the support CD are subject to change
at any time without notice.
Windows 98
3. S/W Setup
Display Drivers
Method 2 and Method 3 will not install the appropriate AGP GART driver if your
motherboard does not use the Intel AGPset. Installing the AGP GART driver will
ensure that the AGPset’s AGP functions are available. Method 2 and Method 3 will
not install also the DirectX runtime libraries. DirectX must be installed so that your
video player can take advantage of hardware acceleration. See 3. Software Setup |
Install GART Driver and 3. Software Setup | Install DirectX later in this manual
for the setup steps.
Method 1: ASUS Quick Setup Program
NOTE: See 3. Software Setup | Drivers | Install Display Driver for more information.
1. Start Windows.
2. Switch display to Windows’ Standard Display Adapter (VGA) mode and then
restart Windows.
3. Insert the CD installation disc into your CD-ROM drive.
4. The Install Shell appears. Click Drivers and then click Install Display Driver
on the Drivers dialog box.
5. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the setup.
6. When Setup has finished installing all the necessary files on your computer, it
will prompt you to restart your computer. Click Yes... and then Finish to restart
your computer and to complete Setup.
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3. Software Setup
Method 2: Display Property Page
1. Start Windows.
2. Switch display to Windows’ Standard Display Adapter (VGA) mode and then
restart Windows.
3. Right-click the Windows desktop and click Properties.
4. Click the Settings tab and then click
Advanced. The Standard Display
Adapter (VGA) Properties dialog box
appears.
3. S/W Setup
Display Drivers
5. Click Change on the Adapter tab. The
Update Device Driver Wizard dialog
box appears. Click Next, click Display
a list of all the drivers... and then click
Next.
6. Click Show all hardware and then
click Have Disk....When the Install
From Disk dialog box appears, type the
location of the ASUSNV9X.INF file (WIN9X folder) and then proceed to step 9.
Otherwise, proceed to the next step.
7. Click Browse to search the CD-ROM drive. In the Drives box of the Open
dialog box, select your CD-ROM drive and then click OK.
8. In the Folders box, double-click the WIN9x folder and then select ASUSNV9X.INF
in the File name box.
9. Click OK. A list of video cards appears. Select your VGA card type for your operating system and then click OK.
10. The Update Driver Warning box appears. Click Yes to confirm the setting up
of the ASUS enhanced display drivers and then follow the onscreen instructions
to start the setup.
11. Setup will prompt you when it has finished installing all the necessary files on
your computer. Click Finish to close Setup.
12. When you are returned to the Standard Display Adapter (VGA) Properties
box, click Close. The Display Properties box appears. Click Close.
13. The system will prompt you to restart your computer. Click Yes to restart your
computer and to complete Setup.
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3. Software Setup
Method 3: Plug and Play
NOTE: Before proceeding with these steps, replace first your old VGA card with
an ASUS AGP-V7100 series graphics card.
1. Start Windows.
2. When Windows detects your ASUS
AGP-V7100 series graphics card,
the New Hardware Found dialog
box appears.
3. Click Driver from disk provided
by hardware manufacturer.
3. S/W Setup
Display Drivers
4. When Setup prompts you for the location of the driver, type D:\WIN9x to direct
Setup to the INF file and then click Finish to install the driver.
5. When Setup has finished installing all the necessary files on your computer, it
will prompt you to restart your computer. Click Yes to restart your computer and
to complete Setup.
Windows 2000
Method 1: ASUS Quick Setup Program
1. Start Windows.
2. When Windows detects your ASUS
graphics card, the Found New Hardware Wizard dialog box appears.
3. Click Cancel to enter the Windows
desktop.
4. Insert the CD installation disc into
your CD-ROM drive.
5. The ASUS Windows 2000 Install
Shell appears. Click Drivers and then click Install Display Driver on the Driver
dialog box.
6. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the setup.
7. When Setup has finished installing all the necessary files on your computer, it
will prompt you to restart your computer. Click Yes to restart your computer and
to complete Setup
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3. Software Setup
Method 2: Plug and Play
1. Start Windows.
2. When Windows detects your ASUS
graphics card, the Found New
Hardware Wizard dialog box appears.
3. Click Next.
3. S/W Setup
Display Drivers
4. When the next Found New Hardware Wizard dialog box appears,
select Search for a suitable driver
for my device (recommended) and
then click Next..
5. Insert the CD installation disc into
your CD-ROM drive to bring up the
Locate Driver Files item of the
Found New Hardware Wizard dialog box.
6. Check CD-ROM drives, uncheck
all other options and then click Next
to search for the drivers of your
graphics card.
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3. Software Setup
7. When the wizard has finished
searching for driver files for your
graphics card, select Install one of
the other drivers and then click
Next from the Driver Files Search
Results item of the Found New
Hardware Wizard dialog box.
3. S/W Setup
Display Drivers
8. When prompted to select the display
driver to install in your system, select the one that is located in the
D:\WIN2K and then click Next.
9. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the setup.
10. When Setup has finished installing all the necessary files on your computer, it
will prompt you to restart your computer.
Click OK to restart your computer and to complete Setup.
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3. Software Setup
Windows NT 4.0
Method 1: Display Property Page
WARNING! Before installing the display driver in Windows NT 4.0, make sure that
you have installed Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 3 or later, to take full advantage of the AGP features of your card. (You may download service packs at
http://www.microsoft.com/ntworkstation/downloads.)
NOTE: The following steps assume your CD-ROM drive letter is D.
1. Start Windows NT, switch display properties to VGA mode (16 colors, 640 x 480
pixels), then restart your computer to make the change.
2. After your computer restarts, right-click the desktop and click Properties.
3. S/W Setup
Display Drivers
3. Click the Settings tab.
4. Select Change Display Type.
5. Select Adapter Type and click Change.
6. Click Have Disk.
7. Insert the CD installation disc.
8. Type D:\NT40 or click Browse to select the path of the display driver for Windows NT. Click OK.
9. Select ASUS V7100 and then click OK.
10. Windows NT will once again prompt for confirmation. All appropriate files are
then copied to the hard disk. When all files are copied, go back to the Display
Properties box by clicking Close. Click Apply.
11. The System Settings Change dialog box is displayed. Click Yes to restart Windows.
12. Windows NT will restart with the default settings. The Display applet will appear to allow for mode selection.
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3. Software Setup
Drivers
NOTES: 1) The screen displays in this manual may not reflect exactly the screen
contents displayed on your screen. The contents of the support CD
are subject to change at any time without notice.
2) Unless otherwise indicated, the procedures under Drivers apply
to all the operating systems supported, namely, Windows 98, Windows 2000, and Windows NT 4.0.
Install Display Driver
3. S/W Setup
Drivers
1. Insert the CD installation disc into
your CD-ROM drive or double
click the CD drive icon in My Computer to bring up the autorun screen
or run Setup.exe in the root directory of your CD-ROM drive.
Click Drivers.
2. Windows 98: The Drivers box appears. Click Install Display Driver
to install all the drivers and utilities
into your computer. Setup will install the drivers in the following
order: Display Driver (Direct3D
and OpenGL Drivers), DirectX
runtime libraries, and VGART
driver. Just follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
Windows 2000: Setup will only
copy the display drivers.
Windows NT 4.0: SETUPNT.TXT
will appear. Follow the instructions
to install the display driver. You
may refer to the installation procedures earlier in 3. Software Setup |
Windows NT 4.0 | Method 1: Display Property Page.
If you prefer to install the drivers individually, follow the steps on the following pages.
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3. Software Setup
Install DirectX
Windows 98 Only
Microsoft DirectX allows 3D hardware acceleration support in Windows 98. For
Software MPEG support in Windows 98, you must first install Microsoft DirectX,
and then an MPEG-compliant video player.
1. Insert the CD installation disc into
your CD-ROM drive or double
click the CD drive icon in My Computer to bring up the autorun screen
or run Setup.exe in the root directory of your CD-ROM drive.
Click Drivers.
3. S/W Setup
Drivers
2. The Drivers box appears. Click Install DirectX to select the DirectX
version you want to install.
3. The installation program will automatically install the DirectX 7
runtime libraries into your system.
4. Setup will prompt when it has finished copying all the files to your
computer. Click OK to finish the installation.
WARNING! Some games written for older DirectX versions may not work properly under DirectX8. Make sure that your applications or games support DirectX8
before installing the DirectX8 runtime libraries. DirectX8 currently cannot be
uninstalled by regular means, such as outlined in 3. Software Setup | Uninstall
Display Driver.
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Install GART Driver
Windows 98/Windows 2000
The AGP GART Driver is used to support AGP functionality for the chipset on your
PC’s motherboard. It is recommended to install the GART driver if it is newer than
the one you have installed in your system. The GART driver is only necessary for an
AGP graphics card.
NOTE: Installation dialogs are slightly different for each chipset. Follow the onscreen instructions to finish the GART driver installation. The succeeding steps assume that you are installing for an Intel chipset.
3. S/W Setup
Drivers
1. Insert the CD installation disc into
your CD-ROM drive or double
click the CD drive icon in My Computer to bring up the autorun screen
or run Setup.exe in the root directory of your CD-ROM drive.
Click Drivers.
2. The Drivers box appears. Click Install GART Driver to install AGP
support for motherboards with Intel, AMD, VIA, SiS, or ALi chipsets.
3. The AGP VGARTD Driver Detection box appears with the chipset
detected on your motherboard.
Click OK to install the appropriate
driver for your AGPset.
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4. If you selected No..., on the previous screen before clicking OK, you
will be presented with a selection
of other drivers. Make your driver
selection and click Install.
5. When the Welcome screen appears,
click Next to continue.
3. S/W Setup
Drivers
6. Once the driver installation is finished, click Finish.
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Install ASUS TWAIN Driver
Only with Deluxe /Windows 98
ASUS TWAIN Driver is a frame capture driver for Adobe Photoshop®, an image
editing software. With this driver, you can capture still images through Photoshop
using the video input port of your card (Deluxe Combo/Windows 98 only).
1. Insert the CD installation disc into
your CD-ROM drive or double click
the CD drive icon in My Computer
to bring up the autorun screen or run
Setup.exe in the root directory of
your CD-ROM drive.
3. S/W Setup
TWAIN Driver
Click Drivers.
2. The Drivers box appears. Click
Install ASUS TWAIN Driver..
3. When the Welcome box appears,
click Next to start copying the files.
Setup automatically starts copying
the necessary files to the default
folder.
To complete the installation, simply
follow the on-screen instructions or
prompts.
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Uninstall Display Driver
If you want to update your display drivers or if you no longer need the display
drivers for your card, you can use one of the following procedures to completely
uninstall the drivers from your system to save disk space.
Windows 98
Method1: Using the Autorun Screen
1. Insert the CD installation disc into
your CD-ROM drive or double click
the CD drive icon in My Computer
to bring up the autorun screen or run
Setup.exe in the root directory of
your CD-ROM drive.
3. S/W Setup
Uninstall Driver
Click Drivers.
2. Click Uninstall Display Driver and
follow the on-screen directions.
Method 2: Using Control Panel
1. Click Start, and then point to Settings.
2. Click Control Panel.
3. Double-click the Add/Remove Programs icon.
4. Click the Install/Uninstall tab.
5. Click ASUS Display Drivers from
the list.
6. Click Add/Remove.
7. The system will prompt you to restart
your computer. Click Yes to restart.
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Windows 2000
Method1: Using the Autorun Screen
See Windows 98 | Method 1: Using the Autorun Screen earlier in this section
for the procedures.
Method 2: Using Control Panel
1. Click Start, and then point to Settings.
2. Click Control Panel.
3. Double-click the Add/Remove
Programs icon.
3. S/W Setup
Uninstall Driver
4. Click the Change/Remove Programs icon.
5. Click ASUS Display Drivers from
the list.
6. Click Change/Remove.
7. The system will prompt you to restart your computer. Click Yes to
restart.
Windows NT 4.0
Method 1: Using Control Panel
1. Click Start, and then point to Settings.
2. Click Control Panel.
3. Double-click the Add/Remove Programs icon.
4. Click the Install/Uninstall tab.
5. Click ASUS Display Drivers from the list.
6. Click Add/Remove.
7. The system will prompt you to restart your computer. Click Yes to restart.
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Install WDM Capture Driver
Windows 98/Windows 2000
The WDM Capture Driver must be installed to use some of the latest VCR applications. The driver conforms to the Microsoft Windows Driver Model (WDM) standard.
1. Insert the CD installation disc into
your CD-ROM drive or double click
the CD drive icon in My Computer
to bring up the autorun screen or run
Setup.exe in the root directory of
your CD-ROM drive.
Click Drivers.
3. S/W Setup
WDM Capture Driver
2. The Drivers box appears. Click the
Next Page arrow and then click Install WDM Capture Driver.
3. When the ASUS WDM Capture
Driver Setup box appears, click Install ASUS WDM Capture driver
and then click OK.
4. When the Installation box appears,
click the appropriate TV standard for
your system and then click OK.
To complete the installation, simply
follow the on-screen instructions or
prompts.
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Install Video for Windows Capture Driver
Windows 2000/NT 4.0 Only
The Video for Windows Capture Driver must be installed to use ASUS Live Video
(see IV. Software Reference | ASUS Live Video). This driver conforms to the
Microsoft Video for Windows standard.
1. Insert the CD installation disc into
your CD-ROM drive or double click
the CD drive icon in My Computer
to bring up the autorun screen or run
Setup.exe in the root directory of
your CD-ROM drive.
3. S/W Setup
Capture Driver
Click Drivers and when the Drivers box appears, click Install Video
for Windows Capture Driver.
To complete the installation, simply follow the on-screen instructions or prompts.
NOTE: Under Windows 98, the Video for Windows capture driver is installed
during the installation of the display drivers.
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Utilities
Install ASUS Live Utility
The ASUS Live utility lets you view and capture video images from the card’s video
input port.
NOTE: Make sure that you have an ASUS graphics card with VIDEO-IN connector before attempting to install the utility.
3. S/W Setup
Live Utility
1. Insert the CD installation disc into
your CD-ROM drive or double click
the CD drive icon in My Computer
to bring up the autorun screen or run
Setup.exe in the root directory of
your CD-ROM drive.
Click Utilities.
2. The Utilities box appears. Click Install ASUS Live Utility.
3. When the Welcome box appears,
click Next to start copying the files.
Setup automatically starts copying
the necessary files to the default
folder.
To complete the installation, simply
follow the on-screen instructions or
prompts.
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Utilities
Install ASUS Tweak Utility
The ASUS Tweak Utility lets you control the core clock speed and the memory
interface speed of your graphics card.
WARNING! Use this option with caution. Using this inappropriately may damage your card and cause your system to be unstable.
1. Insert the CD installation disc into
your CD-ROM drive or double click
the CD drive icon in My Computer
to bring up the autorun screen or run
Setup.exe in the root directory of
your CD-ROM drive.
3. S/W Setup
Tweak Utility
Click Utilities.
2. The Utilities box appears. Click Install ASUS Tweak Utility
3. When the Welcome box appears,
click Next.
To complete the installation, simply
follow the on-screen instructions or
prompts.
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Install SmartDoctor
SmartDoctor is a utility that monitors the card’s graphic chip state, alerting users
about abnormal events, such as a fan malfunction or chip overheat. Likewise, the
utility “cools” down the graphic chip temperature when it is idle or returns it to its
maximum capability when necessary.
1. Insert the CD installation disc into
your CD-ROM drive or double click
the CD drive icon in My Computer
to bring up the autorun screen or run
Setup.exe in the root directory of
your CD-ROM drive.
Click Utilities.
3. S/W Setup
SmartDoctor
2. The Utilities box appears. Click Install SmartDoctor.
NOTE: If your graphics card is not
equipped with a monitor IC, an error
message warns you that monitor IC
was not detected. The installation
will abort. SmartDoctor works only
with cards with a monitor IC.
3. When the Welcome box appears,
click Next to start the installation.
To complete the installation, simply
follow the on-screen instructions or
prompts.
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Install VideoSecurity
Windows 98 Only
VideoSecurity is a powerful video stream comparison and detection utility that helps
in detecting potential errors or intrusions at a specific time interval by using a video
capture device, such as a digital camera.
1. Insert the CD installation disc into
your CD-ROM drive or double click
the CD drive icon in My Computer
to bring up the autorun screen or run
Setup.exe in the root directory of
your CD-ROM drive.
3. S/W Setup
VideoSecurity
Click Utilities.
2. The Utilities box appears. Click Install VideoSecurity.
3. When the Welcome box appears,
click Next to start the installation.
To complete the installation, simply
follow the on-screen instructions or
prompts.
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ASUS Control Panel
After installing the display drivers, look for an ASUS
icon on the taskbar’s status area. Clicking this icon
opens the ASUS Control Panel, a menu composed of
shortcuts to the graphics board’s various enhanced
functions.
Alternatively: right-click the Windows desktop, then
click the Windows Display Properties field and then
click the Settings tab. With Windows 98/2000, next
click the Advanced button on the Settings menu. Click
the appropriate tab to change the display settings.
ASUS Control Panel icon
Refresh Rate
This control changes the refresh rate of the current screen resolution.
WARNING! Be sure that the refresh rate that you select is supported by your
monitor. Selecting a refresh rate that is beyond your monitor’s specification may
damage it. Press ESC to restore your original settings in case of problems.
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Refresh Rate
Click/right-click the ASUS Control
Panel icon, then point to Refresh Rate,
and click the desired refresh rate.
Next, the system prompts whether to
keep the setting. Click OK to keep the
setting, otherwise, click Cancel or press
ESC.
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More Resolution
More Resolution lets you change the screen resolution of your monitor.
Click/right-click the ASUS Control
Panel icon, point to More Resolution,
and then click the desired screen resolution. The system will automatically set
the resolution selected without restarting your computer.
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Resolution / Info
WINDOWS 95 USERS: You will be
prompted to restart your computer if
you select a screen resolution with a
different color depth, for example, from
800x600 HiColor to 800x600
TrueColor. Click OK to restart your
computer to make the change.
Information
Information lists pertinent data about
the graphics card. It supplies links to
the ASUSTeK COMPUTER, INC. web
site for accessing updated data about the
graphics board and its latest drivers.
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Color
Color facilitates adjustments to the brightness, contrast and gamma values for
each or all of the RGB colors. These adjustments can be made for D3D/Game and
OpenGL environments.
D3D/Game
OpenGL
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Color
D3D/Game lets you make your favorite OpenGL lets you make your favorite
color settings for OpenGL applications.
color settings for D3D games.
NOTE: The color settings of D3D/Game and OpenGL are not adjustable below
8-bit color depth.
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General Functions
Brightness / Contrast / Gamma
Three sliders calibrate the brightness,
contrast, and gamma output of the
display card.
D3D/Game / OpenGL
Changes to color settings are shown
immediately on your monitor. Dragging
a slider to the left decreases the level and
to the right increases it. The number at
the right of each slider displays the
brightness
Value Range: -128 to +128, default:
0, Contrast -30 to 30, default: 0; and
Gamma value 0.2 to 3.0, default: 1.0.
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Color
Color Spline
This tool shows the distribution of Red,
Green and Blue color channels as
adjustments are made to the Brightness,
Contrast, or Gamma sliders. Adjust
all channels at once: (All); or, make
individual changes to each channel:
(R, G, or B).
Scheme
This tool changes the appearance of
many screen elements simultaneously
and functions like a macro; saving a
scheme retains particular system
presets. Apply existing schemes, or
create and save schemes by saving the
current settings; existing schemes may
be deleted. A scheme may be
developed to satisfy the requirements
of special situations, ie.: whenever playing a certain game or a movie.
Important Note
D3D/Game
The color settings of D3D/Game take effect only when playing a full-screen
DirectDraw/Direct3D type game.
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Advanced
This menu supplies sophisticated settings for use with the ASUS VR-100G 3D
Glasses. These settings are available only with the Deluxe/TVR models with VideoIn/TV-Out, or models with the ASUS VR-100 Optional Upgrade Kit.
Direct3D
VR Effect
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Advanced D3D
Lists all parameters to fine tune the
stereoscopic effects for Direct 3D games.
Enable Stereoscopic Mode
When selected, this enables the stereoscopic mode when playing games
or watching 3D videos.
NOTE: Quit all running DirectDraw/
Direct3D applications and then restart
them for options to take effect.
Load Default
Restores the initial settings.
Depth
Adjust this to add more depth to the scene.
NOTE: If set too high, eye fatigue may occur.
Embossment
Adjust this to add more to the impression that screen objects are being pulled or
seem to pop from the screen. (See On Screen Display later in this section for
more details.) NOTE: If set too high, eye discomfort and fatigue may occur.
Direction
Sometimes, moving the slider to the left when adjusting embossment does not give
the expected effects. Therefore, it may be necessary to adjust the direction effect
slider leftwards to gain added responsiveness.
Foreground
Foreground is set in conjunction with background to stretch the histogram chart
on the D3D OSD box of current games to scale the depth of 3D objects (see pages
49 and 50 for an examples and more info). Move the foreground slider leftwards
to shift the foreground along the Z-axis towards “0.”
Background
Background is set in conjunction with foreground to stretch the histogram chart
on the D3D OSD box of current games to scale the depth of 3D objects. Move the
foreground slider leftwards to shift the foreground along the Z-axis toward “100.”
Blind
This slider discards “garbage,” cropping out unwanted areas from the left/right
peripheries of the display. Setting to “0” does not discard any of the display area,
while setting to a higher value crops them away.
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Main Program
This field is used in conjunction with the Scheme function below. When selecting
a D3D OSD scheme for a specific program, load the scheme default file.
Mode
Line Interleave
Select this option for better monitor compatibility, particularly for monitors with
less bandwidth or less range of horizontal/vertical frequency. Stereoscopic visual
quality, however, will be poor since only half the vertical lines are generated.
Page Flipping
Select this option for the best stereoscopic visual quality. Page flipping provides
double vertical resolution compared with Line Interleave. The monitor must be able
to support the high frequency (at least 100Hz) necessary for this mode.
Refresh Rate
To prevent eye discomfort and fatigue, high refresh rates are preferred. Some
monitors, however, may not be able to support a high refresh rate. Consult
documentation to make sure that your monitor supports the selected refresh rate;
otherwise, your monitor may become unstable, ie.: a blank screen may occur.
Disable Monitor Check
Disables the specification check on the monitor.
Note: Choosing a resolution or refresh rate in excess of monitor specifications may
damage the monitor.
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Advanced D3D
Scheme
This field lists the various default schemes that change the appearance of many
screen elements simultaneously. Use existing schemes by selecting from the games
listed in the drop-down menu and then go to the main program field to browse for
the default settings file supplied with each game for D3D OSD settings. Click on
Save to engage the file with the NVIDIA system. Create and save your own scheme
by saving current custom settings. Unwanted schemes may be deleted. You may
want to save a scheme that you created for some special situations, such as when
you want to use the same settings when playing a certain game or a movie.
Tips for VR!
1. Make sure that the 3D screen objects do not appear either too far apart, or
separated into slightly overlapping images. These effects indicate over- or
under-compensation. Readjust the settings to avoid eyestrain.
2. Settings may be adjusted to make some objects appear to hover above the
screen area as other objects float below the surface. A ratio of 1:3 to 1:5 of
objects above to below is recommended.
3. For race games, use embossment to make your car appear above the screen.
4. For first-person shooting games, use embossment to make only your
hand/weapon appear above the screen.
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On Screen Display
4. S/W Reference
Advanced D3D
Enable OSD
Clicking on the check box enables access to the advanced box. When selected, this
option opens the D3D On Screen Display. Use the defined Hotkey and adjust the
onscreen settings of the 3D glasses and display card while playing Direct 3D games
or watching 3D movies.
Advanced
Click on the button to access the advanced box to access hotkey assignments.
Hotkey
This function assigns hot keys to enable onscreen
display or OSD. Select Enable OSD then click
on the advanced button. Change the default hot
key (CTRL + ALT + O) if it conflicts with hot
keys of certain games, video players or Windows
programs.
To change the default hot keys
With the mouse cursor in the Hotkey box, press the hot key combination of your
choice (only CTRL + ALT + X key combinations can be defined). Keys that are
unavailable for hotkey X values include: ESC, ENTER, TAB, SPACEBAR, PRINT
SCREEN, or BACKSPACE. Press any other key to complete the combination. For
example: to define the hot key combination CTRL+ALT+D, having placed the cursor in the box - press D.
NOTE: Hot keys will be available only if you selected the Enable OSD check box
IMPORTANT: Before enabling D3D stereoscopic mode and using the stereoscopic or 3D glasses (ASUS VR-100G), make sure the monitor can support the
selected refresh rate (interlaced mode) under the following display scales:
16 bits: 640 x 480, 800 x 600, 960 x 720, 1024 x 768, 1152 x 864
32 bits: 640 x 480, 800 x 600
WARNING! To prevent discomfort and eye fatigue when using stereoscopic or
3D glasses, DO NOT use 3D glasses for an extended period of time. Take
frequent short breaks to give your muscles and eyes a chance to rest: remove the
3D glasses and then look up and focus on distant objects.
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4. Software Reference
Beetle Crazy Cup™ is copyright © 2000 by INFORGRAMES
Original idea and development by XPIRAL™ (Efecto Caos S.L.)
Typical D3D OSD Onscreen Game Settings
When selected, the D3D onscreen menu helps to adjust the settings of 3D glasses
and the display card while playing games or watching 3D videos. Typical D3D OSD
onscreen settings include: Depth, Embossment, Direction, Background,
Foreground, Blind, Brightness, Contrast, and Gamma.
In most games, use the keyboard UP or DOWN arrow keys to select a new setting.
The PLUS or MINUS keys move the sliders. To restore the defaults, press the
HOME key. To close screen settings display, use the END key.
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Advanced D3D
0
1
D3D/OSD Histogram
The OSD Histogram
Chart pinpoints the
Z-axis range upon
which 3D objects
appear as well as how
they gather.
For
E
Z=1.0
example, if the above Z=0.0
Embossment
Number of vertices on this Z-value
chart (simulated) was
displayed for a car
racing game, the vertices to the left of the E line could be the model of the game
player’s car, and those objects to the right of the E line could be the road, houses,
other cars or trees in front of the car.
So, with this information, the user may:
• Adjust embossment by moving the E line.
• Adjust foreground/background, thus stretching out the histogram to make
objects more evenly distributed.
NOTE: Using the histogram chart requires games using Direct3D® 6.0 or earlier.
Known Issues on Specific Games
See the ASUS support CD for the latest information: D3DVR.TXT in the WIN9XME
folder.
All registered and unregistered trademarks are the property of their respective users. No intended endorsement
of these products or games by ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. and its subsidiaries is intended or implied.
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OpenGL
VR Effect
4. S/W Reference
Advanced OpenGL
Lists all parameters to fine tune the
stereoscopic effects for OpenGL
games.
Enable Stereoscopic Mode
When selected, this enables the stereoscopic mode when using OpenGL 3D
applications and games with the ASUS
VR-100G 3D Glasses. These settings
are available only with the Deluxe/
TVR models with Video-In/TV-Out,
or models with the ASUS VR-100 Optional Upgrade Kit.
Eyes
This field records the measure of the
distance between both eyes. Adjustment brings objects into focus. Default: 0
View Angle
The angle by which your two viewing directions intersect. Adjust this to add more
depth to the scene.When set to a too high value, eye discomfort/fatigue may occur.
Embossment
Adjust this to add more to the impression that screen objects are being pulled or
seem to pop from the screen. To achieve a better stereoscopic visual quality, set
Embossment in conjunction with View Angle. (See On Screen Display later in
this section for more details.)
Mode
Line Interleave
Select this option for better monitor compatibility, particularly for monitors with
less bandwidth or less range of horizontal/vertical frequency. Stereoscopic visual
quality, however, will be poor since only half the vertical lines are generated.
Page Flipping
Select this option for the best stereoscopic visual quality. Page flipping provides
double vertical resolution compared with Line Interleave. The monitor must be able
to support the high frequency (at least 100Hz) necessary for this mode.
Refresh Rate
To prevent eye discomfort and fatigue, high refresh rates are preferred. Some
monitors, however, may not be able to support a high refresh rate. Consult
documentation to make sure that your monitor supports the selected refresh rate;
otherwise, your monitor may become unstable, ie.: a blank screen may occur.
Disable Monitor Check
Disables the specification check on the monitor.
Note: Choosing a resolution or refresh rate in excess of monitor specifications may
damage the monitor.
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Scheme
This field lists the various default schemes that change the appearance of many
screen elements simultaneously. Use existing schemes by selecting from the games
listed in the drop-down menu and then go to the main program field to browse for
the default settings file supplied with each game for OpenGL OSD settings. Click
on Save to engage the file with the NVIDIA system. Create and save your own
scheme by saving current custom settings. Unwanted schemes may be deleted. You
may want to save a scheme that you created for some special situations, such as
when you want to use the same settings when playing a certain game or a movie.
On Screen Display
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Advanced OpenGL
Enable OSD
Clicking on the check box enables access to the advanced box. When selected, this
option opens the OpenGL On Screen Display. Use the defined Hotkey and adjust
the onscreen settings of the 3D glasses and display card while playing Direct 3D
games or watching 3D movies.
Advanced
Click on the button to access the advanced box to access hotkey assignments.
Hotkey
This function assigns hot keys to enable onscreen
display or OSD. Select Enable OSD then click
on the advanced button. Change the default hot
key (CTRL + ALT + O) if it conflicts with hot
keys of certain games, video players or Windows
programs.
To change the default hot keys
With the mouse cursor in the Hotkey box, press the hot key combination of your
choice (only CTRL + ALT + X key combinations can be defined). Keys that are
unavailable for hotkey X values include: ESC, ENTER, TAB, SPACEBAR, PRINT
SCREEN, or BACKSPACE. Press any other key to complete the combination. For
example: to define the hot key combination CTRL+ALT+D, having placed the
cursor in the box - press D.
NOTE: Hot keys will be available only if you selected the Enable OSD check box.
IMPORTANT: Before enabling OpenGL stereoscopic mode and using the stereoscopic or 3D glasses (ASUS VR-100G), make sure the monitor can support
the selected refresh rate (interlaced mode) under the following display scales:
16 bits: 2048x1536 → 1024x768 Stereo Mode
32 bits: 1280x960 → 640x480 Stereo Mode, 1280x1024 → 640x480 Stereo
Mode, 1600x900 → 800x600 Stereo Mode, 1600x1200 → 800x600 Stereo Mode
WARNING! To prevent discomfort and eye fatigue when using your stereoscopic
or 3D glasses, DO NOT try to use your 3D glasses for an extended period of time.
Take frequent short breaks to give your muscles and eyes a chance to rest by
taking off your 3D glasses and then looking up and focusing on distant objects.
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Typical OpenGL OSD Onscreen Game Settings
Unreal Tournament™ is copyright © 1999 by Epic Games, Inc.
4. S/W Reference
Advanced OpenGL
When selected, the OpenGL onscreen menu helps to adjust the settings of 3D glasses
and the display card while playing games or watching 3D videos. Typical OSD
onscreen settings include:Eyes, View Angle, Embossment, Brightness, Contrast,
and Gamma.
In most games, use the keyboard UP or DOWN arrow keys to select a new setting.
The PLUS or MINUS keys move the sliders. To restore the defaults, press the
HOME key. To close screen settings display, use the END key.
Known Issues on Selected Games/Applications
See the included support CD for the latest information: OPENGLVR.TXT in the
WIN9XME folder.
All registered and unregistered trademarks are the property of their respective users. No intended endorsement
of these products or games by ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. and its subsidiaries is intended or implied.
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TaskBar Utility
This utility gives convenient access
to various features and presets that
may be configured in the Display
Properties Menu directly from the
Windows taskbar.
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Taskbar Utility
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Windows Display Properties
The Windows Display Properties is a control panel that helps to make screen
adjustments: to the display positions and to color correction, including: brightness,
contrast, and gamma. The display properties menu is useful to enable and configure
the TwinView display and to make additional property adjustments.
To use Windows Display Properties, click the ASUS icon on the taskbar’s status
area to open the ASUS Control Panel Menu. Click Windows Display Properties,
click the Settings tab, and then click Advanced.
NOTE: Instead of clicking the ASUS Control Panel icon, you may right-click the
Windows 98/2000 desktop, click Properties, and then click the Settings tab. Then
click the Advanced button on the bottom right. Click the appropriate tab (with the
NVIDIA icon
) to change your display settings.
TIP! You can almost always get more information about a particular option by
right-clicking it and then clicking What’s This?
Device Selection
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Display Properties
Select the device/devices connected to
your card (Analog Monitor, Digital Flat
Panel, TV) or click Detect Displays to
detect the connected device/devices.
WARNING! Adjusting position or
size is a highly dangerous operation.
Selecting a value that is beyond your
monitor’s specification may damage
it. Press ESC to restore your original settings in case of problems.
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Analog Monitor
Screen Adjustments
Two submenus permit changes to the
position and proper timing mode for
your monitor. In Screen Adjustments,
follow the onscreen instructions to adjust the position of your monitor. For
fine adjustments, use the arrows.
Display Timing
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Device Selection
Selects the proper timing mode.
Auto-Detect allows Windows to
receive the proper timing information
directly from the monitor itself.
NOTE: Some older monitors may not
support this feature.
General Timing Formula (GTF)
GTF is a standard used by most new
hardware.
Discrete Monitor Timings (DMT)
DMT is an older standard still in use on
some hardware. Select this option if
your hardware requries DMT.
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Digital Flat Panel
The following options determines the
placement of the image on the flat panel
display when running at resolutions
lower than the maximum resolution
supported.
Use display adapter scaling
Adapter automatically scales the
appearance of the display on the
monitor. (default)
Centered output
Centers the image on the flat panel and
does not adjust the scale.
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Device Selection
NOTE: This funciton is only available
with DVI/2V1D cards.
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TV
Change Format
Opens a window that specifies a
particular TV output format.
NOTE: This function is only available
with T/Deluxe Combo cards.
Video output format
This field specifies the type of output
signal sent to the TV. If the correct
connector cable is connected, S-Video
out will generally provide a higher quality output than Composite video out.
Specify Auto-select to make the system
determine the output signal.
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Device Selection
Change TV Format Window
Selects the TV/video output format
based on local country standards.
NOTE: If your country is not in the
list, find out which type of TV/video
output format is most commonly used
locally and select it; ie.: PAL-D or
NTSC-M.
Device Adjustments
Screen Positioning
Selects the TV/video output format
based on the four quadrants indicated
by the arrows. Click on the arrows to
reposition output on the TV monitor.
Brightness / Flicker Filter /
Contrast
These sliders help calibrate the visual
output of the display card. Any changes
to color settings are shown immediately
on the monitor.
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Color Correction
This menu enables color adjustments
like brightness, contrast, and gamma
values for each or all of the RGB colors
on the desktop.
Digital Vibrance
This setting controls the color
separation and intensity of the Windows
desktop.
NOTE: Increasing the levels may
result in bold, dynamic visuals with
sharp and balanced colors.
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Color Correction
Active Color Channel
This setting coordinates all channels at
once (All channels) or allows for
adjustment of individual channels (Red,
Green, or Blue).
Brightness / Contrast / Gamma
These sliders help calibrate the visual output of the display card. Changes to color
settings are shown immediately on the monitor.
Automatically apply these settings at startup
Selecting this option will automatically restore the color adjustments when
Windows is restarted.
NOTE: If the PC is running on a network, the color will be adjusted after you have
logged on to Windows.
Custom color settings
This field lists the new settings. These settings can be used to change the
appearance of many screen elements simultaneously. Create and/or save current
settings, or delete unwanted settings. A setting may be created, saved and reused
for special situations.
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GeForce3
The GeForce3 tab displaysinformation
about the graphics card, computer
system and driver versions; it also
accesses extra features and supplies an
Internet link for drivers, product updates
and news.
Additional Properties
Click on the Additional Properties
button to enter five submenus to
configure the various functions of this
card.
3D Antialiasing Settings
Antialiasing is a technique used to
minimize the rough rendering of
artifacts, eliminating the “staircase” or
“jagged effect” seen along the edges of
3D objects. These controls select the
degree to which antialiasing is used in
Direct3D and OpenGL applications.
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Allow applications to control the
antialiasing mode:
Some 3D applications that support
antialiasing automatically optimize
control of this mode; it is possible to
select the antialiasing mode manually.
Manually Select Antialiasing Mode
Off (no antialiasing): Disables antialiasing in 3D applications. Select Off
if you require maximum speed performance in your applications.
2x: Enables antialiasing using the 2x mode. Select this for improved image quality
and high performance in 3D applications.
Quincunx Antialiasing™: Enables a patented antialiasing technique available in
the GeForce3 GPU series. Quincunx Antialiasing™ offers the quality of the slower
4x AA mode at very near the performance of the faster 2x AA mode.
4x: Enables the antialiasing using the 4x mode. Select this for the highest possible
image quality at the expense of some performance drain in 3D applications.
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Direct3D Settings
Performance and Compatibility
Options
Enable fog table emulation
Some older games do not query D3D
hardware capabilities correctly and so
expect table fog support. Choosing this
option will ensure that such games will
run properly.
Adjust Z-buffer depth to
rendering depth if unequal
This option forces the hardware to
automatically adjust the depth of its
Z-buffer to the precise depth that the application requests. Keep this option enabled, unless the work absolutely
requires a specific Z-buffer depth.
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Enable alternate depth buffering technique
This option lets the hardware use a different mechanism for depth buffering in
16-bit applications. Enabling this setting can produce higher quality rendering of
3D images.
Display logo when running Direct3D applications
This option lets you display the NVDIA logo in the lower corner of the screen while
running Direct3D applications.
Mipmapping
Mipmap detail level
This option lets you adjust the Level of Detail (LOD) bias for mipmaps. A lower
bias provides better image quality while a higher bias augments performance. Choose
from five preset bias levels.
PCI Texture Memory Size
NOTE: This setting applies only to PCI display adapters or to AGP display adapters
running in PCI compatibility mode.
This option sets the amount of system memory for texture storage. Clicking the “up
arrow” increases memory size while clicking the “down arrow” decreases the size
of system memory used for textures. The maximum amount of system memory for
texture storage depends on the amount of physical memory installed on the system.
Custom Direct3D settings
This option lets you create or delete custom settings or “tweaks” you have saved.
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More Direct3D
Texel Alignment
These values define the position of texel
origin. The default values conform to
the Direct3D specifications. Some
software may expect texel origin to be
defined elsewhere. The image quality
of such applications will improve if the
texel origin is redefined. Dragging the
slider leftward positions the texel
origin closer to its upper left corner and
moving the slider rightward positions
it closer to the center.
Range: 0 to 7, default: 3.
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OpenGl Settings
Performance and Compatibility
Options
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Enable buffer region extension
This option permits the drivers to
apply the OpenGL extension:
GL_KTX_buffer_region.
Allow the dual planes extension
to use local video memory
This option permits the use of local
video
memory
when
the
GL_KTX_buffer_region extension is
enabled.
Use fast linear-mipmap-linear
filtering
This option permits increased application performance at the expense of some
image quality loss. In many cases, the loss of image quality may not be noticeable.
Enable anisotropic filtering
This option allows OpenGL to use anisotropic filtering for improved image quality.
Disable support for enhanced CPU instruction sets
This option disables driver support for enhanced 3D instruction sets by certain CPUs.
Default color depth for textures
This option determines whether textures of a specific color depth should be used by
default in OpenGL applications. Options are: Use desktop color depth (default),
Always use 16 bpp, and Always use 32 bpp.
Buffer flipping mode
This setting determines the buffer flipping mode for full-screen OpenGL
applications. Options are: Auto-select (default), Use block transfer, and Use page
flip.
Vertical sync
This setting specifies how vertical sync is handled in GL. Options are: Always off,
Off by default, and On by default (default).
Use up to x MB of system memory for textures in PCI mode
This option sets the amount of system memory for texture storage. Clicking the up
arrow increases the memory size while clicking the down arrow decreases the size
of system memory for textures. The maximum amount of system memory for
texture storage depends on the physical memory installed on your system.
NOTE: This setting applies only to PCI display adapters or to AGP display adapters
running in PCI compatibility mode.
Custom OpenGL settings
This option lets you create or delete custom settings or “tweaks” you have saved.
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Overlay Controls
Brightness / Contrast / Hue /
Saturation
Four sliders calibrate the brightness,
contrast, hue, and saturation output of
the card. Use this to adjust the quality
of video or DVD playback on your
monitor. Dragging a slider to the left
decreases the level; moving to the right
increases the level. The number at the
right of each slider displays the brightness scale.
Range: 0% to 200%, default: 100%);
Contrast (0 to 200%, default: 100%);
Hue (-180º to 180º, default: 0º), and
Saturation value (0% to 200%,
default: 100%).
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Enable video overlay zoom
This option enables the zoom controls to allow you to zoom in on a specific area of
the video output screen.
NOTE: (when enabling overlay zoom): Video players that are not able to detect the
presence of Video Mirror may not update the zoom factor immediately while
displaying a still frame.
Select screen region to zoom
This option lets you select the region on the video playback to zoom in or out.
Zoom control
This option lets you zoom in or out on the selected portion of the video playback
screen.
Check here if you are having problems with your TV tuner
This option, when selected, forces the overlay software to use busmastering. It is
recommended that you leave this option cleared unless you experience problems
with video playback, such as image corruption or no video image at all.
NOTE: You can only access Overlay Controls while you are playing back videos,
for example, .AVI files or DVD movies on your computer.
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Desktop Utilities
Display the Quick Tweak icon in
the taskbar
This option adds the NVIDIA Quick
Tweak icon to the Windows taskbar.
NOTE: In the TwinView Extended
Desktop mode, an extra check box and
a button appears on the Desktop
Utilities dialog: Enable Desktop
Manager and Desktop Manager
Configuration. Click this button to
access the Desktop Display Manager
setup menus.
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Using the Quick Tweak icon
Right click the NVIDIA taskbar icon
to display a popup menu of options,
including OpenGL, Direct3D or Color
settings. The menu also contains items
for restoring default settings. Left click
on the icon twice, and the Display
Properties Menu appears.
NOTE: An additional option appears
on the popup menu to access the
Desktop Display Manager setup
menus.
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Desktop Display Manager
In the TwinView Extended Desktop Mode, this Display Manager sets up the PC to
run one or more programs on one or both monitors or desktops. Among others, it
also allows you to undertake program-management features, such as restoring application windows to their last-used position.
Setting Up Desktop Display Manager Properties
Make sure the applications the are going to
run using the Desktop Display Manager are
already open.To set Display Manager properties, check the box, Enable Display Manager and click the Desktop Manager Configuration button. The Desktop Display Manager dialog box opens.
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Application Management
Application Management adds program applications to Desktop Display Manager. Click
the Add button on the Application Management tab.
Program applications
currently open appear in the New
Application box. Select the program you want
to add, then click OK. The program
appears in the Application Management window. Repeat this step for each program
that you want to add to the Desktop Display Manager.
A variety of settings are available in Desktop Display Manager. Check: Always
start this application on screen number selects the display or monitor to use when
starting up the program. Check: Start this application at its last position and size
restarts the program at its last position and sizes it to the same size as it was when
last closed.
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To display the Desktop Display
Manager menu from any program
application that has been added, rightclick the title bar of the open program.
(The title bar is a horizontal bar at the
top of a window that shows the name
of the document or program.)
TITLE BAR
Hot Keys
Hot Keys may be configured with
different key combinations and assign
them to actions like: moving active
windows to another monitor, or
moving open windows to a separate
monitor. Default key combinations for
each action are:
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Move the active window to another
monitor: ALT + 1
Move all windows to another monitor: ALT + 2
Gather all windows to one monitor:
ALT + 3
Global Settings
This field specifies settings that apply
to all applications running under
Desktop Display Manager.
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Zoom
This feature enables a magnified view of a
screen region under and around the mouse
cursor. The zoomed view appears on the monitor on which the mouse is not pointing.
Enable zoom feature
This control turns on the zoom function. The
default setting is selected.
Hot keys to control zoom features
This feature specifies hot key combinations
other than the defaults listed on the previous
page. Press any valid key, including the F#
function keys. Keys unavaliable for hotkeys
are: ESC, ENTER, TAB, SPACEBAR,
PRINT SCREEN, or BACKSPACE.
Zoom update frequency (updates per second)
This setting updates the “refresh” frequency of the magnified view in number of
times per seconds (default: 8; it can be set from 1 to 100 times per second).
Normally, the magnified view is updated whenever the mouse cursor is moved and
is updated at a fixed interval when the mouse cursor is still.
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Delay before switching zoom monitor (msec)
This field controls the time delay in milleseconds (default: 500; it can be set from 0
to 1000 milleseconds) before the zoomed view switches monitors when you move
your mouse cursor from one monitor to the other. Change the setting to 0 for instant
switching of zoom windows.
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Using the ASUS Utilities
ASUS Tweak Utility
WARNING! Use the ASUS Tweak Utility with extreme caution and only if you
are well acquainted with your display card. Using this inappropriately may damage your card, its components, and your system.
To run the ASUS Tweak Utility, click Start and point to Programs, Asus, Tweaking Utilities, and then click Tweak.
Timing Adjustment
Timing Adjustment lets you adjust the working frequency of the graphic engine
and video memory.
Use tweak settings on next
startup
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Selecting this allows you to use your
settings when Windows starts.
Graphics Speed
Engine
Lets you adjust the working frequency
of the graphic engine
Memory
Lets you adjust the working frequency
of the video memory.
Load default
Restores the settings to their defaults.
2D Test
Lets you test your settings.
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Tweak Safe Mode Recovery
Timing Adjustment (Safe Mode) lets you restore the working frequency of the
graphic engine and video memory to their factory default settings. This mode is
used when you encounter problems when starting or restarting Windows using your
customized tweak settings.
Using Tweak Safe Mode Recovery
1. Restart Windows in safe mode. To
start Windows in safe mode, hold the
F8 key until the Windows Startup
Menu appears. For some machines
and Windows 98, you can use CTRL
to bring up the Startup Menu. Enter
the number for Safe mode and then
press ENTER.
2. In Windows, click Start and point
to Programs, Asus, Tweak Utility,
and then click Tweak Safe Mode
Recovery.
3. The ASUS Tweak Safe Mode Properties box appears. Click the appropriate settings.
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ASUS Tweak Utility
Timing Adjustment (Safe Mode)
Select the Clear tweak settings and
use factory default box to change back
the timing adjustment settings to their
factory defaults and then click OK to
restart Windows properly.
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ASUS VideoSecurity
Windows 98 Only
NOTE: The ASUS VideoSecurity utility can only be used with models with VideoIn/TV-Out.
ASUS VideoSecurity lets you detect intruders into your system and environmental
changes and monitor a specified location or any incoming visitor. If VideoSecurity
detects any deviation from the norm that you set, it may give an error message or
not. Regardless of any messages, VideoSecurity will record:
• Any information about the monitored activity and then store these to an event log
file. If you have already installed Microsoft Access 97 or later, you may use these
event log data and export it as an Access database for further data management
and processing.
• The last two detected snapshot image files from the video captured stream (stored
as bitmap format). Any image processing or editing software can then be used to
view, modify, or distribute them.
Limitations
Because of differences in hardware sensitivity, VideoSecurity may not completely
detect all possible errors. Before you execute VideoSecurity, there are some limitations you have to understand so that you can appropriately use it.
• Due to changing temperatures, the captured image of some CCDs will be twisted,
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which may give a wrong detection.
• If the features (e.g., color, luminance) of the object are similar to that of background, the object may not be detected clearly.
• The CCD cannot capture the object smoothly and immediately when an object
moves too fast.
VideoSecurity is designed for the widest environments possible and error conditions, therefore it is necessary to tune the parameters in VideoSecurity Setup Wizard
to get the best detection results.
Setup Wizard
Setup Wizard guides you through setting up the VideoSecurity features.
1. To open Setup Wizard, click
the Start button, and then point to
Programs, ASUS Video Security,
and then click Setup Wizard. The
Video Security Setup Wizard dialog box appears.
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NOTE: The following descriptions are only for selected features of the ASUS
VideoSecurity utility. For a full description of the features described in this manual
and other features, refer to the ASUS VideoSecurity Online Help (HTML) format included with your support CD. You may also click the Help button to open
the online help file.
Main Window
VideoSecurity Running Style
• Normal Window is the default style, that is, VideoSecurity will function as a
standard Windows program.
• Always on Top is like a Normal Window except that the main window and control panel is shown always on top of other programs or utilities. You may right
click to enable or disable this function at the main window anytime.
• Minimize on Tray lets you hide the main VideoSecurity window. This is useful
when you don’t want anyone to know you are monitoring. When this option is
selected, the VideoSecurity icon will appear on the taskbar in the lower-right
corner of your screen. Whenever VideoSecurity detects a problem, it will run.
You may also run VideoSecurity by clicking the icon.
VideoSecurity Working Directory
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The VideoSecurity Working Directory is the folder where the utility stores its
temporary working and log files. Default is C:\VIDEOSEC. The directory is userconfigurable. When VideoSecurity is ran, a sub-directory will automatically be created under the main directory, using the current date and time as the folder name, for
example, “1999.11.30_12.30.20” means that VideoSecurity was started on 30 November 1999 at 12:30:20 PM.
IMPORTANT: Do not change the working folder’s name while VideoSecurity is
running. Otherwise, a fatal runtime error will occur.
VideoSecurity Detecting Region
Detects all visible
area when watchdog
function is on
This sets the scan
rate. Default is 2
frames/sec. The
higher the scan rate,
the more accurate is
the detection. Higher
rates, however, entails
a higher CPU usage.
Do not use a high rate
when you plan to use
VideoSecurity while
using other
applications.
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Detects only the area
defined by the user
when watchdog
function is on.
Feature will take
effect only when
VideoSecurity runs
the next time
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Sensibility
Currently, only one
option is available to
set the image format
This is an important
parameter when
setting up
VideoSecurity. Your
environment may
change often but
VideoSecurity is
concerned only when
there is a change in
the environment.
Make sure that you
select a suitable
sensitivity for your
environment.
Define Tracing Procedure
VideoSecurity not only detects errors or problems in your card but also monitors or
detects an intrusion.
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Use this to stop tracing or
to choose the error
processing method to use
while tracing. This box
appears when an error
occurs.
Error Processing Procedure
Stop Detecting Setting
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Running ASUS VideoSecurity
Opens online
help
Exits
VideoSecurity
Minimizes VideoSecurity to
the status tray (Click ASUS
VideoSecurity icon on the
status tray to display the
VideoSecurity control panel)
Main Control
Panel
Click to start
detecting
Click to open the VideoSecurity
Setting dialog box
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Starts the Setup
Wizard
Lets you define a
region with which
VideoSecurity will
monitor for errors or
intrusion.
Shortcut Keys
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ESC
Exits VideoSecurity
F1
Opens Online help
F2
Toggles VideoSecurity / Stop Watchdog function
F3
Opens Setup menu
F4
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Lets you adjust the
video source
parameters, such as
Color, Video
Connector, and
Video Standard
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ASUS Live Video
NOTES
1. ASUS Live Video can only be used with models with a Video Decoder (Deluxe Combo) and monitors or monitor drivers that are designed for I2C bus
control.
2. ASUS Live Video supports Windows 9x/ME, Windows NT 4.0, and
Windows 2000. For Windows NT/2000, however, the ASUS capture driver
for NT/2000 must be installed first before opening ASUS Live Video (see
Install Video for Windows Capture Driver earlier in 3. Software Setup).
3. With a Deluxe Combo graphics card, ASUS Live Video only supports
Extended Desktop mode if TwinView is enabled.
ASUS Live Video can be used to:
1. View images using your monitor as screen from traditional consumer devices,
such as videocassette players, camcorders, digital cameras, and laser disc players
through the onboard RCA or SVHS VIDEO-IN connectors.
2. Capture live motion video up to 30 frames/second (minimum system requirement: Pentium II/266).
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ASUS Live
NOTE: You should already have installed DirectX 7 or later to use ASUS Live
(see 3. Software Setup | Install DirectX)
Running ASUS Live Video
To run the utility, click Start and point to Programs and then ASUS Live and then
click ASUS Live.
You may also run ASUS Live by clicking or right-clicking the ASUS Control Panel
icon (see 4. Software Reference | ASUS Control Panel) on the taskbar’s status
area to display the ASUS Control Panel, pointing to ASUS Live Video, and then
clicking it.
Uninstalling ASUS Live Video
To uninstall the software, click Start and point to Programs and then ASUS Live
and then click Uninstall. You may also uninstall the software using the Add/Remove Programs Properties dialog box at the Windows Setup tab. See Windows
online help for more information on removing a Windows component.
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Live Mode
(Click Capture to
switch to Capture
Mode)
Keep ASUS
Live Always
On Top
Click the preferred
video connection
(Composite, S-Video,
TV Tuner) to change a
current connection.
Click here to open the ASUS
Live Pre-Recording Setting
dialog box.
Minimize
ASUS Live
Control Panel
to taskbar
Click here to change the
video standard (NTSC-M,
NTSC-N, NTSC-4.43, PALBGHI, PAL-4.43, PAL-M,
PAL-N or SECAM)
Click here to change the
window size for viewing [160 x
120, 176 x 120, 340 x 240,
352 x 240 (default), 640 x 480,
720 x 480 or Full Screen].
Opens the About ASUS Live
(ASUS Live and Capture
Driver version number)
window
Shows/hides the
Video Source Option
(F9) (see next page)
Opens a drop-down box to
let you set Video Format,
Video Source, Tuner
Setting, and Tuner Edit
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ASUS Live
Capture Mode
(Click Live to switch
to Live Mode)
Click the preferred
video connection
(Composite, S-Video,
TV Tuner) to change
a current connection.
Click here to open the ASUS
Live Pre-Recording Setting
dialog box.
Click an image to view it
with the associated image
viewer or application (a
pop-up window opens to
show the path and
filename of the selected
image). Right-click an
image to View, Save As,
and Delete that image.
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Zoom In/Out
ASUS Live
Control Panel
Exit
Click here to change the
video standard (NTSC-M,
NTSC-N, NTSC-4.43, PALBGHI, PAL-4.43, PAL-M,
PAL-N or SECAM)
Opens the ASUS Video
Format dialog box to change
the capture Image
Dimensions [88 x 60, 176 x
120, 352 x 240 (default), 704
x 240, 704 x 480, 160 x 120,
320 x 240, 640 x 240, 640 x
480 or Full Screen], Image
Format [8 bit Palettized, 16
bit RGB, 24 bit RGB, UYVY,
and ASUS Video 2.0
(default)], and/or ASV2
Settings (Quality Level) [0 Best Compression, 1, 2, 3
(default), 4, 5 - Normal
Quality, 6, 7, 8, 9 - Best
Quality].
Opens a drop-down box to
let you set capture format
size, video compression,
pre-recording settings,
among others
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Always On Top
The Always On Top option is provided for users who may wish to continue watching VCD/DVD/TV programs or want to have the display screen visible while doing
other tasks, such as when downloading files from the Internet or word processing.
To keep your display screen always on top of other programs, right-click the display
screen and then click Always On Top. Position the screen where it will not interfere
with your other tasks.
Video Source Option
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ASUS Live
When first using ASUS Live, you must set up the video source. By clicking the
Video Source Option (F9) button (hotkey: F9) on the ASUS Live Control Panel,
you can show or hide the video source setup screen.
Use your mouse/pointing device or the Up or Down Buttons on the ASUS Live
Control Panel or the UP and DOWN arrow keys on your keyboard to select Video
Connector and then the Left and Right Buttons or the LEFT and RIGHT arrow keys
to set your video connection (Composite, S-Video, or Tuner) or video standard [NTSCM, NTSC-N (not supported under Windows 2000/NT 4.0), NTSC-4.43, PAL-BGHI,
PAL-M, PAL-N, PAL-4.43 or SECAM]. Click or select Reset to set the settings back
to its default. Click or select Exit to close the Video Source Option window.
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NOTES
1. Users of the PAL D/K models should select PAL-BGHI for the Video Standard.
2. NTSC-N is not supported under Windows 2000/NT 4.0.
If desired, you may adjust the Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, and Hue of your display by using the video source setup screen. Use the Up or Down Buttons on the
ASUS Live Control Panel or the UP and DOWN arrow keys on your keyboard to
select the desired option and then the Left and Right Buttons or the LEFT and RIGHT
arrow keys to make the desired adjustments.
Click again the Video Source Option (F9) button on the ASUS Live Control Panel to
exit from the video source option screen.
ASUS Live Video Modes
ASUS Live Mode has two execution modes, namely, Live Mode and Capture Mode.
Live Mode
Live Mode lets you view live video. Under this mode, you may
adjust the display screen size with your mouse, or view in fullscreen mode, or set live video as wallpaper to display it.
To change video source settings, click the Setup button on the ASUS
Live Control Panel.
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NOTES
1. Currently, Live Mode does not work under Windows NT 4.0. Live Mode
requires at least Direct Draw 6, which Windows NT 4.0 does not support.
2. Before using the Wall Paper option, make sure that the View as Web Page
option of the Active Desktop setting is not selected (see Start – Settings –
Active Desktop – View as Web Page).
Capture Mode
Capture Mode lets you capture and store images into your computer. It has three capture options: SnapShot, Frame Recording,
and Video Recording. Video Recording adds an auto-timer recording function that allows you to schedule your video recording (see
Auto Video Recording Setting later in this section).
Captured images are shown on the Preview Files window of the ASUS Live Control Panel. Click an image
to view it with the associated image viewer or application (a pop-up window opens to show the path and
filename of the selected image). Right-click an image
to View, Save As, and Delete that image.
To change video capture settings, click the Setup button on the ASUS
Live Control Panel.
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Video Capture
IMPORTANT: It is the intent of ASUS that this product be used in full compliance with the copyright laws of your respective and other countries and that prior
permission be obtained from copyright owners whenever necessary.
Windows 98
When you install the Windows 98 Driver of your ASUS graphics card (only models
with the VIDEO-IN connector), the video capture driver will automatically be installed
on your system. This video capture driver follows Microsoft Video for Windows
standard and can open up to a capture window size of 704 x 480. It can be used
with some applications that use video capture as an option, such as video conferencing,
net meeting, or digital video authoring applications.
IMPORTANT: You must enable the DMA transfer mode of your hard disk (EIDE
HD) to get the maximum data transfer capability (704 x 480, 30 frames/second)
during the video capture process. Otherwise, your system may become unstable.
Windows 2000/NT 4.0
The video capture driver for Windows 2000/NT 4.0 is not automatically installed
when you install the display drivers of your ASUS graphics card.
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To install, insert the CD installation disc into your CD-ROM drive, click Drivers,
and then click Install Video for Windows Capture Driver (see 3. Software Setup
| Install Video for Windows Capture Driver).
Enabling DMA Transfer Mode
NOTE: The How to Get Maximum
Capture Performance dialog box
will tell you how to enable your hard
disk’s DMA transfer mode to get the
best capture performance. Simply
follow the on-screen instructions to
enable DMA mode. Otherwise, do
the following:
1. Click Start, point to Settings, and
then click Control Panel.
2. Double-click the System icon. The System Properties dialog box appears.
3. Click the Device Manager tab and then click the plus sign next to Disk drives,
and then double-click your hard disk. The hard disk’s Properties box appears.
4. Click the Settings tab and then select the DMA check box under Options.
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Capturing Images
You must be in capture mode to capture images. To do this, click the Capture Mode
button on the ASUS Main Panel.
NOTE: ASUS Live will automatically detect and warn you if the capture driver
installed in your system is not compatible with ASUS Live.
Video/Capture Setting
1. Click Setup and point to and then
click Capture Basic Setting to adjust the basic video capture settings,
such as Capture Image Dimension
and Format, Capture CODEC selection, and Capture Audio Format
and Attribute.
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Under Capture Image Dimension
and Format, select the Image
Dimensions, Image Format, and
ASV2 Settings of your choice.
NOTE: Windows 2000/NT 4.0 supports only the UYVY image format.
Under Capture CODEC selection,
select the video compression of your
choice for your captures.
Under Capture Audio Format and
Attribute, select the audio Format and
audio Attributes setting of your choice.
This setting depends on whether you
have audio set on your system.
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Preallocate disk space: If you have
limited space on your hard disk, you
may want to limit the capture file size
to a certain size. To do this, click
Preallocate disk space and enter the
desired maximum file size.
Capture Tip: See Enabling DMA
Transfer Mode
Adjust Source: This lets you select the
video connection and video standard to
use in the capture. It also lets you adjust the Brightness, Contrast, SaturaDon’t ask before starting capture: tion, and Hue of your images.
This lets you start capture without the
dialog box prompt.
You are now ready to capture video images.
SnapShot Setting
1 Click Setup and point to and then
click Video SnapShot to select your
Capture Picture Format (default:
24 bit), Image Setting and other settings.
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Under Image Setting, you may set
the desired Image File name and
path (default: C:\CAPTURE.BMP)
and for the filename to be consecutively numbered (Store image use
consecutive numbered filename).
You are now ready to capture video images.
Manual Video Recording Setting
1. Click Setup and point to and then
click Manual Recording to select
the video recording settings, such as
the Frame Rate (fps) (default: 30),
Maximum Capture Time (default:
10 seconds) and File name and path
(default: C:\CAPTURE.AVI).
You are now ready to capture video images.
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Scheduled Recording Setting (Windows 98/ME only)
NOTE: For Windows NT/2000, refer to 4. Software Reference | Auto Recording.
1. Click Setup and point to and then click Scheduled Recording to select the live
pre-recording settings.
These settings include the Start Time (Year | Month | Day | Hour | Minute |
Second), Stop Time (Year | Month | Day | Hour | Minute | Second), Channel
Number, Capture Frame Rate, and options to Add Audio to the recording, View
Auto Recording Log, and to Delete one or Delete All the pre-recording settings.
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2. Click Add to add your pre-recording setting/s.
The video recording will start at the designated date and time.
NOTE: The video recording settings assume that you have a video device connected to your ASUS graphics card and that the device is turned on and running.
Snapshot
Snapshot (hotkey: F5) lets you capture video stream data as single images and then
show these images on your desktop almost simultaneously through the default image viewer. It supports any plug-in picture viewer/image processing program to view
the captured images (see ASUS Live Control Panel earlier in this section).
To begin capturing, do the following:
1. Click Snapshot on the ASUS Live Control Panel or press the F5
key to capture the desired image on ASUS Live Video’s display
screen.
The screen will freeze momentarily and the captured image (saved
as a BMP file, using consecutive numbers) will be previewed in
the Preview Files window.
You may click an image to view that captured image.
2. Repeat Step 1 as necessary.
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Frame Recording
Frame Recording (hotkey: F6) lets you capture video stream data as consecutive
images and then show these images on your desktop through your default movie
player. Frame Recording is useful in animation.
To begin capturing, do the following:
1. Click Frame Recording on the ASUS Live Control Panel or
press the F6 key to open the Capture Frames box.
2. Click Capture to begin capturing the desired frame or frames on
ASUS Live Video’s display screen and then click Done
when the desired end frame is reached. The initial frame of
the captured video (saved as an AVI file) will immediately
be displayed on your movie player.
Video Recording
Video Recording (hotkey: F7) lets you capture video stream data continuously and
then show these images on your desktop through your default movie player.
To begin capturing, do the following:
1. Click Video Recording on the ASUS Live Control Panel or press
the F7 key.
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2. Follow the on-screen instructions to begin and then stop video
recording.
NOTES
1. Windows 2000/NT4.0: The capture performance quality under Windows
2000/NT 4.0 is not as good as that under Windows 98.
2. Windows NT 4.0: To run ASUS Live Video, Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack
3 or later must be installed on your computer. You may download service
packs at http://www.microsoft.com/ntworkstation/downloads.
3. Windows 2000/NT 4.0: To enhance capture performance, select UYVY as
the capture format size and ASUS ASV2 as capture CODEC.
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ASUS SmartDoctor
ASUS SmartDoctor is designed to satisfy two major goals. One is to monitor the
graphic chip status, alerting users about abnormal events, such as fan malfunction or
chip overheat. The other, as the name “SmartDoctor” implies, is to “cool” down the
graphic chip smartly when it is not necessary for it to be kept running at full speed.
Functions
• Monitors graphic chip temperature, fan speed and voltage
• Notifies users aboutY irregular hardware events, such as temperature overheat,
fan malfunction, and out-of-safe-range voltage.
• Forcibly cools down the graphic chip when the graphic chip’s temperature is over
an acceptable temperature, to protect the graphic chip from overheat damage.
• Cools down the graphic chip’s temperature when it is idle, and restores it to its maximum capability once needed, thus smartly extending the graphic chip’s lifetime.
• Cools down the CPU’s temperature (for Windows 98/98 Second Edition only) to
lengthen CPU lifetime.
AGP Bus VDDQ Voltage
Graphic Chip Temperature
AGP Bus 3.3 Voltage
Fan Rotation Speed
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Message Display Region
Advanced Setup
Button
Select to show this main window
at Windows startup
NOTE: AGP bus VDDQ Voltage and AGP bus 3.3 Voltage should be supplied steadily
by your motherboard, otherwise, your system will crash.
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Advanced Setup
When you click the Setup button, the Advanced Setup dialog box appears.
The default setting of SmartDoctor is Run once and terminate, which means that
SmartDoctor will run every time Windows starts and checks the graphic card’s status.
If your graphics card is working properly, SmartDoctor will just exit or terminate in
5 seconds.
If you want SmartDoctor to continue running in the background and to monitor your
graphic card’s status, select Run and keep resident.
Dynamic Settings will become available when you select Run and keep resident.
• Monitoring polling time interval lets you specify the time intervals that
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SmartDoctor will take to check the graphic chip. The default setting is 5 seconds.
You can choose a longer time interval value. SmartDoctor, however, will be less
sensitive to graphic chip condition changes.
• Enable CPU cooling allows you to enable or disable the CPU cooling option.
Enabling CPU cooling option will cool down the CPU’s temperature when
SmartDoctor detects that CPU is idle. The CPU’s temperature will then drop.
NOTE: If you have already installed any CPU cooling software in your system,
you should just choose only one. Running more than one CPU cooling software
at the same time is redundant.
After CPU cooling is enabled, and when you run System Monitor in Programs–
Accessories–System Tools to monitor CPU usage, you will find that CPU usage
has reached its maximum, that is, 100%. Do not be alarmed—this is normal.
• Enable dynamic graphic cooling allows you to enable or disable the dynamic
graphic cooling option. Enabling the graphic cooling option will cool down the
graphic chip’s temperature when SmartDoctor detects that the graphic chip is idle.
• Enable overheat protection lets you forcibly cool down the graphic chip when
temperature is over the tolerable range or value.
When you select Run and keep resident and then click OK, a dialog box appears
to warn you of a possible graphic performance drop. This performance penalty is
very slight and almost undetectable even under rigorous examination by benchmark programs.
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Press OK to set your modifications or Cancel to retain the original settings
Abnormal Events
When SmartDoctor senses that something is wrong with your card’s graphic chip,
the message display region will display a detailed description of the error or trouble.
The component in question will also have a flashing red value. If you enabled
overheat protection in Advanced Setup dialog, SmartDoctor will cool down the
graphic chip in time to protect it from possible overheat damage.
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ASUS Digital VCR
NOTES
1. The following can only be used as a general reference and may not be an
exact reflection of the software version you are using. The contents are subject to change at any time without notice.
2. ASUS Digital VCR can only be used with the TVR model (models with a
Video Decoder) and monitors or monitor drivers that are designed for I2C
bus control.
3. ASUS Digital VCR currently only supports Windows 9x/ME.
ASUS Digital VCR can be used to:
1. View images using your monitor as screen from traditional consumer devices,
such as videocassette players, camcorders, digital cameras, and laser disc players
through the onboard RCA or SVHS VIDEO-IN connectors.
2. Capture live motion video up to 30 frames/second (minimum system requirement: Pentium II/266). For TimeShifting™ recording at MPEG-II format
(704x480, 30 frames/second), minimum system requirement is Pentium III/600
(recommended: Pentium III/700 or higher).
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NOTE: You should already have installed DirectX 7 or later to use ASUS Digital
VCR (see 3. Software Setup | Install DirectX)
Running ASUS Digital VCR
To run the utility, click Start and point to Programs and then ASUS Digital VCR
and then click ASUS Digital VCR.
You may also run ASUS Digital VCR by clicking or right-clicking the ASUS Control Panel icon (see 4. Software Reference | ASUS Control Panel) on the taskbar’s
status area to display the ASUS Control Panel, pointing to ASUS Digital VCR, and
then clicking it.
Uninstalling ASUS Digital VCR
To uninstall the software, click Start and point to Programs and then ASUS Digital
VCR and then click Uninstall. You may also uninstall the software using the Add/
Remove Programs Properties dialog box at the Windows Setup tab. See Windows online help for more information on removing a Windows component.
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Using ASUS Digital VCR
ASUS Digital VCR has been designed as a standard Windows program. That is,
functions can be accessed by means of the main menu bar or by clicking the toolbar
buttons on the program window. It has three operational modes: Live Mode,
Capture Mode, and Playback Mode.
Menu bar
Toolbar buttons
ASUS Digital
VCR monitor
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Monitor toolbox
To resize the monitor, drag a window
corner (pointer becomes a double-headed
arrow when it is ready) to the desired
size. The video size status will also
change accordingly.
Video standard
Video size
(see Notes below)
(Default: 352x240)
NOTES: Users of PAL D/K models of the graphics card should select PAL-BGHI for the Video Standard.
Monitor Toolbox
Exit (Click to quit ASUS Digital VCR)
OSD Setup (Click to set up the video source and adjust Brightness/
Contrast and Saturation/Hue; see On Screen Display later in this section)
Minimize all window (Click to minimize monitor and program window)
Zoom out window
Zoom in window
Enable Always on Top (see Always on Top later in this section)
When Always on Top is enabled, this icon changes into
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Enable Always on Top
The Enable Always on Top option is provided for users who may wish to continue
watching VCD/DVD/TV programs or want to have the ASUS Digital VCR monitor
visible while doing other tasks, such as when downloading files from the Internet or
word processing. To keep the monitor always on top of other programs, click the
Enable Always on Top button or select the Always on Top On command from the
Window(W) menu. Position the monitor where it will not interfere with your other
tasks.
To disable the Always on Top option, click
command from the Window(W) menu.
or select the Always on Top Off
OSD Setup
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When first using ASUS Digital VCR, you must set up the video source. Use the
OSD Setup button on the ASUS Digital VCR Control Panel to show or hide the
video source setup screen on the monitor.
Use your mouse/pointing device or the UP and DOWN arrow keys on your keyboard to
select options (Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Hue, Connector) and then the LEFT
(select to the left or to decrease) or RIGHT (select to the right or to increase) arrow
keys to change an option. You may also use your mouse/pointing device to change
an option by clicking the appropriate item or slider.
To set the settings back to its default, click
(or use theF9 hot key or select Video
Source on the Setup(S) menu) and then click Reset Video in the Video Source tab.
Click OK to close the Video Source tab.
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Live Mode
The default mode when you open ASUS Digital VCR is Live Mode, which lets you
view live video. Under this mode, the VCR monitor can be resized (default size:
352x240) by dragging either of the four window corners (see preceding illustration
on the ASUS Digital VCR monitor). Live video can also be viewed in full screen
mode or set as desktop wallpaper.
To switch to Live Mode from Capture Mode, click
or press F2.
Enable full screen display
To Enable full screen display, click
or use CTRL+S.
To disable full screen display, double-click the display and then click . You may
also use CTRL+S or ESC to disable full screen display. The display will then revert to
its previous size.
Enable wallpaper display
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NOTE: Before using the Enable wallpaper display option, make sure that the
View as Web Page option of the Active Desktop setting is not selected (see Start
– Settings –Active Desktop – View as Web Page).
To Enable wallpaper display, click
or use CTRL+W.
To disable desktop wallpaper, double-click anywhere the display and then click
You may also use CTRL+W to disable the desktop wallpaper.
.
Video Source Setup
To set up Video Source, click
.
Video Source lets you set the display video method, video scan option, video standard, brightness/contrast, saturation/hue and other options.
To use Video Source, click
Setup(S) menu).
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Display Video Method
Display Video Method lets you select ways to display video on your monitor: BOB
(default) or WEAVE. These methods are simple ways of correcting interlaced
display.ASUS Digital VCR by default will use the bob method for correcting interlaced display. If your video contains no motion, weave would be a best choice. For
more information, visit www.microsoft.com/hwdev/devdes/vpe.htm#Interleaved.
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Video Scan Option
Video Scan Option lets you select the scanning method to use: Normal (default),
Skip Odd Field, and Skip Even Field. Use this option to reduce the strobing effect
that results from fast moving objects when rendering to video. Normal uses both
fields to render the video output. For PAL output, use Skip Odd Field and for NTSC
output, use Skip Even Field.
Video Standard
Video Standard lets you select the video srandard to use for display: NTSC-M
(default), NTSC-N, NTSC-4.43, PAL-BGHI, PAL-M, PAL-N, PAL-4.43 or SECAM.
NOTE: Users of the PAL D/K models should select PAL-BGHI for the Video
Standard.
If desired, you may adjust the Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, and Hue of the VCR
monitor. Use your mouse/pointing device to make the necessary adjustments.
Click again the Video Source Option (F9) button on the ASUS Live Control Panel to
exit from the video source option screen.
Use Hardware Pre-filtering function
Use Hardware Pre-Filtering function (default: disabled) lets you use your graphics
card for pre-filtering (pre-smoothing the image before compression encoding).
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Capture Mode
Capture Mode lets you capture and store images into your computer. It has three
capture options: Video Snapshot, Capture Frames, and Capture Video. Video
Recording adds an auto-timer recording function that allows you schedule your video
recording (see Auto Recording later in this section).
To switch to Capture Mode from Live Mode, click
or press F3.
Captured images are shown on the Preview Library. Double-click an image to play
it back or view it with the associated image viewer or application (the path and file
name of the selected image is shown below the image). You may also right-click an
image or select an image and then click the appropriate button to Playback (or
view), Save As (a new file), or Delete that image.
Setup
To set up Video Capture, click
.
Video Capture
Video Capture lets you set the snapshot and video capture settings.
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To use Video Capture, click
the Setup(S) menu).
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IMPORTANT: It is the intent of ASUS that this product be used in full compliance with the copyright laws of your respective and other countries and that prior
permission be obtained from copyright owners whenever necessary.
Windows 98
When you install the Windows 98 Driver of your ASUS graphics card (only models
with the VIDEO-IN connector), the video capture driver will automatically be installed
on your system. This video capture driver follows Microsoft Video for Windows
standard and can open up to a capture window size of 704 x 480. It can be used
with some applications that use video capture as an option, such as video conferencing,
net meeting, or digital video authoring applications.
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IMPORTANT: You must enable the DMA transfer mode of your hard disk (EIDE
HD) to get the maximum data transfer capability (704 x 480, 30 frames/second)
during the video capture process. Otherwise, your system may become unstable.
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Setting Up for Capturing Images
You must be in capture mode to capture images. To do this, click
Digital VCR toolbar.
on the ASUS
NOTE: ASUS Digital VCR will automatically detect and warn you if the capture
driver installed in your system is not compatible with ASUS Digital VCR.
SnapShot
Store image use consecutive numbered filename: Select preferred file
naming convention (default: selected)
Snapshot color bits: Select preferred color bits (default: 24Bit)
Snapshot file name: Type preferred path and file name (default: C:\CAPTURE.BMP).
You are now ready to capture video snapshots (F5).
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Video Capture
Store Video file use consecutive numbered filename: Select preferred file
naming convention (default: selected)
Capture Audio: Select if you prefer to include audio when capturing video (default:
not selected). When selected, the Set Audio option becomes available.
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Set Audio displays the Sound Selection dialog box, which lets you save a scheme
for your audio setting or select from a list, select the audio format type and audio
format attributes of the video to be captured.
(PCM, which means Pulse Coded Modulation or
uncompressed audio data, is currently the only
available selection)
Selecting a lower quality format, for example, *,000 Hz, 8 Bit, Mono 11KB/s, will make your
video file size smaller while a higher quality format, for example, 44,100 Hz, 16 Bit, Stereo 172
KB/s, can make the sound quality of your video file better, but your video file size will be larger.
Frame rate lets you select the preferred video data rate for the images to be captured (default: 30 frame/sec, which is full motion).
Maximum AVI split file size lets you set the maximum size for each video capture
(default: 2000 M Bytes).
Enable capture time limit lets you limit the capture time (default: 10 seconds).
NOTE: Make sure that you have enough space on your hard disk drive. A 640x480
pixel video size, full-color (24-bit), full-motion (30 frames /sec) video capture
requires about 27MB/sec (before compression).
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Captured file name lets you set the path and file name of the images to be captured
(default: C:\CAPTURE.AVI).
You are now ready to capture video images.
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Auto Recording
Auto recording adds an auto-timer recording function that allows you to schedule
your video recording.
To use Auto recording, click
(or use theF9 hot key) and then click the Auto
recording tab or simply click on the toolbar or select Auto-Recording Setup on
the Setup(S) menu.
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Auto recording includes the Current time (Hour:Minute:Second), Start Time (Year
| Month | Day | Hour | Minute | Second), End Time (Year | Month | Day | Hour |
Minute | Second), Frame Rate, Channel, and options to Capture Audio to the
recording, View Log (of auto recorded events), and to Delete one or Delete All the
pre-recording settings.
Add lets you add while Clear lets you clear your pre-recording setting/s.
The video recording will start at the designated date and time.
NOTE: The video recording settings assume that you have a video device connected to your ASUS graphics card and that the device is turned on and running.
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Playback
Playback lets you set the options when playing back video files.
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To use Playback, click (or use theF9 hot key) and then click the Playback tab or
simply select Playback on the Setup(S) menu.
Capturing Images
Video Snapshot F5
Video Snapshot (hotkey: F5) lets you capture video stream data as single images
and then show these images on your desktop almost simultaneously through the
default image viewer. It supports any plug-in picture viewer/image processing program to view the captured images.
To begin capturing, do the following:
1. Click
on the ASUS Digital VCR toolbar or press the F5 key to capture the
desired image from the ASUS Digital VCR monitor.
The screen will freeze momentarily and the captured image (saved as a BMP file,
using consecutive numbers) will be previewed in the Preview Library window.
You may click an image to view that captured image.
2. Repeat Step 1 as necessary.
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Capture Frames F6
Capture Frames (hotkey: F6) lets you capture video stream data as consecutive
images and then show these images on your desktop through your default movie
player. Capture Frames is useful in animation.
To begin capturing, do the following:
1. Click
on the ASUS Digital VCR toolbar or press the F6
key to open the Capture Frames box.
2. Click Capture to begin capturing the desired frame or
frames on ASUS Digital VCR monitor and then click Stop
when the desired end frame is reached. The initial frame of
the captured video (saved as an AVI file) will immediately
be displayed on your movie player.
Capture Video F7
Capture Video (hotkey: F7) lets you capture video stream data continuously and
then show these images on your desktop through your default movie player.
To begin capturing, do the following:
1. Click
on the ASUS Digital VCR toolbar or press the F7 key.
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2. The Video Capture Setup dialog box opens. Set the different
options as desired and then click Start. Click Stop when the
desired end frame is reached. The initial frame of the captured
video (saved as an AVI file) will immediately be played back.
NOTE
1. With the new TimeShifting™ technology from ASUS,
you can start playing back the captured video anytime
(see TimeShifting™ later in this section), even while
recording!
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TimeShifting™
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The innovative TimeShifting™ feature of the ASUS
Digital VCR lets you record incoming video feeds into
a buffer. So if you’re watching your favorite TV show
on your computer and you had to leave but you don’t
want to miss the rest of the show, all you need is to record
it with ASUS TimeShifting™. When you come back,
you don’t have to wait (unlike traditional recorders) for
the recording to finish to be able to watch what’s been
recorded. Just click Play and playback will start immediately (this while recording still continuing in the background)!
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Playback Mode
Playback (hotkey: F4) lets you play back captured video stream data using ASUS
Digital VCR.
To begin playback, do the following:
1. Click
on the ASUS Digital VCR toolbar or press the F4 key.
2. The Open (video file) dialog box opens. Double-click the video file you want to
open. You may need to locate the drive or folder that contains the file.
3. Playback immediately begins. A progress indicator will show the elapsed time.
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Progress Indicator
NOTES
During playback,
1. You may apply some filters to create effects on your
video. Simply click Filters to apply a filter to the video
file.
2. You may apply Fast Motion, Slow Motion, and other
effects. Simply select any of the effects on the Play(P)
menu or click any of the buttons on the Playback
toolbar.
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Using the Other Utilities
ASUS TWAIN Interface
Windows 98 Only
TWAIN is a cross-platform interface for acquiring images captured by scanners,
digital cameras, and frame grabbers. The ASUS TWAIN Driver is currently supported only when used with Adobe Photoshop® (see www.adobe.com for details).
If you already have Photoshop installed and you chose to install the ASUS TWAIN
Driver, you can use Photoshop to import a still image using the ASUS TWAIN interface installed.
NOTE: The following steps assume that you are already running Photoshop and
that you have already connected a compatible and working capture device, such
as a web cam, to your system.
Using the ASUS TWAIN Interface for the First Time
1. From the File menu, click Import
and then Select TWAIN_32 Source
to specify the capture option.
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Select ASUS Frame Capture
Source.
NOTE: You do not need to repeat this step for subsequent uses of the ASUS TWAIN
module. If more than one TWAIN device is installed in your system and you want to
switch devices, use Select TWAIN_32 Source command.
Importing an Image Using the ASUS TWAIN Interface
1. From the File menu, click Import
and then TWAIN_32.
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2. When the ASUS TWAIN Driver
utility appears, click Options and
then Video Format.
3. In the Image Format list of the
ASUS Video Format dialog box,
click 24 bit RGB.
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4. Click Options and then Video
Format to select your video source.
If desired or necessary, you may adjust the Brightness, Contrast,
Saturation, and Hue of your image.
You are now ready to capture.
5. To capture, click the capture button
Single Frame.
or click the Capture menu and then
Other Options
Toggle preview video: Click button
Preferences Menu: Click to adjust the
background color of your image and or click the Options menu and then
Preview to toggle between the preview
other options.
video options. A pressed button (or a
checked Preview command) indicates that
the preview is on and vice-versa.
Toggle overlay video: Click button
or click the Options menu and then
Overlay to toggle between the overlay
video options. A pressed button (or a
checked overlay command) indicates that
the overlay preview is on and vice-versa.
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4. Software Reference
ASUS VR PictureViewer
Optional
4. S/W Reference
VR PictureViewer
ASUS VR PictureViewer lets you view stereo images, size your stereo image, set
the VR effect of your 3D glasses (ASUS VR-100G), and test your 3D glasses’ functionality.
To run ASUS VR PictureViewer, click or right-click the ASUS Control Panel icon
(see 4. Software Reference | ASUS Control Panel) on the taskbar’s status area to
display the ASUS Control Panel, point to VR PictureViewer, and then click it.
Opening or Displaying a Stereoscopic or 3D File
1. Click the VR Effect menu and then
click VR On to enable stereoscopic
display.
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2. Click the File menu and then click
Open to select a file. Select the file
from the Open dialog box or select
another folder and then click Open.
The 3D image appears on the
VrViewer main window (see preceding page for an opened 3D image file.
Note that the 3D effect is not shown
in this picture).
Changing the View
1. Click the Zoom menu and then click
the desired zoom percentage.
4. S/W Reference
VR PictureViewer
Testing the 3D Glasses
1. Click the Test 3D glasses and then follow the onscreen instructions.
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5. Resolution Table
640 x 480
800 x 600
1024 x 768
1152 x 864
1280 x 960
Vertical
Horizontal
Frequency Frequency
60Hz
70Hz
72Hz
75Hz
85Hz
100Hz
120Hz
140Hz
144Hz
150Hz
170Hz
200Hz
240Hz
60Hz
70Hz
72Hz
75Hz
85Hz
100Hz
120Hz
140Hz
144Hz
170Hz
200Hz
240Hz
60Hz
70Hz
72Hz
75Hz
85Hz
100Hz
120Hz
140Hz
144Hz
150Hz
170Hz
200Hz
240Hz
60Hz
70Hz
72Hz
75Hz
85Hz
100Hz
120Hz
140Hz
144Hz
150Hz
170Hz
200Hz
60Hz
70Hz
72Hz
75Hz
85Hz
100Hz
120Hz
140Hz
144Hz
150Hz
170Hz
31.5
34.9
37.9
37.5
43.3
51.0
61.8
72.9
75.2
78.7
90.3
108.0
132.9
37.9
43.8
48.2
46.9
53.7
63.7
77.2
91.1
94.0
112.7
135.1
166.2
48.4
56.4
57.5
60.0
68.7
81.7
98.8
116.6
120.2
125.7
144.1
172.8
212.1
53.7
62.9
64.9
67.5
77.1
91.3
111.2
131.3
135.2
141.4
162.9
194.9
60.0
69.9
72.1
75.2
86.0
101.7
123.5
145.1
150.5
157.2
179.8
Color Depth
8bpp =
256 colors
Standard
16bpp =
65K colors
High Color
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32bpp =
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True Color
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5. Resolution
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Resolution
Color Depth
8bpp =
256 colors
Standard
16bpp =
65K colors
High Color
32bpp =
16.7M colors
True Color
60Hz
70Hz
72Hz
75Hz
85Hz
100Hz
120Hz
140Hz
144Hz
150Hz
170Hz
64.0
74.6
76.8
80.0
91.3
108.5
131.7
155.9
159.6
167.3
191.8
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1600 x 900
60Hz
70Hz
72Hz
75Hz
85Hz
100Hz
120Hz
140Hz
144Hz
150Hz
55.9
65.6
67.5
70.5
80.4
95.3
115.4
136.8
140.4
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1600 x 1200
60Hz
70Hz
72Hz
75Hz
85Hz
100Hz
120Hz
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87.5
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106.1
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1920 x 1080
60Hz
70Hz
72Hz
75Hz
85Hz
100Hz
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81.1
84.6
96.4
113.9
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1920 x 1200
60Hz
70Hz
72Hz
75Hz
85Hz
100Hz
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87.4
90.0
94.0
106.7
126.7
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60Hz
70Hz
72Hz
75Hz
85Hz
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104.9
108.5
112.5
129.4
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70Hz
72Hz
75Hz
95.5
111.9
115.3
121.3
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1280 x 1024
5. Resolution
2048 x 1536
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6. Troubleshooting
Recommended Action
6. Troubleshooting
Description
After installation and re- • Make sure the “Assign IRQ to VGA” option is enstarting, Windows 95/98 inabled in the BIOS.
forms me that the display • Check if there is enough IRQ for VGA.
setting is still incorrect.
• Uninstall the driver, restart, and reinstall the driver.
My monitor is not capable • It depends on the display characteristics of your
of high resolution or refresh
monitor. Consult your monitor documentation for the
rate.
proper configuration.
DirectX or the other appli- • Windows 95 is not OSR2.1 or later.
cations report no AGP • DirectX version is not 6.0 or later.
memory available.
• You have not installed appropriate drivers for the
AGP chipset. (e.g. VGARTD.VXD for Intel 440LX).
• Incorrect BIOS setting. BIOS must support at least
64MB for AGP aperture size.
Games or applications re- • 3D works only in 16- or 32-bit color depth. Switch
your color depth display mode to 16-bit (high color)
port “No 3D acceleration
or 32-bit (true color).
hardware found.”
• Check necessary libraries, such as DirectX or
OpenGL.
• Try to switch to a lower resolution.
I cannot enable AGP • You may be using a motherboard with an Aladdin
memory or run I-Base test.
IV AGPset. To get the best compatibility, the display card uses AGP Bus Master mode instead of AGP
execute mode for motherboards using this AGPset.
My MPEG player displays • You must install DirectX 6 or later so that your player
bad quality video clips.
can take advantage of the hardware acceleration
mode (DirectDraw).
• Try to switch to a lower resolution, color depth, or
refresh rate. Switching to a lower mode allows your
player to use hardware acceleration mode.
• Switch dual view mode to VGA or TV mode.
I can’t use VideoSecurity • VideoSecurity currently only supports S-Video or
Composite CCDs. Any device used must be conwith my USB CCD or IEEE
nected to an ASUS video card.
1394 CCD.
I am using Video Security • This is a very important issue when you decide to
and it seems my hard disk
use VideoSecurity with the “never stop” option. You
space is almost exhausted.
must be aware of the free space of your hard disk—
it must be enough for storing temporary files in the
current working directory. If disk space is exhausted,
VideoSecurity will not store any information and give
you a warning message.
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6. Troubleshooting
I am using VideoSecurity • The only way to remove password protection is to
and I set the password oprecall the original password that you assigned. The
tion. I have forgotten my
password protection is still active even when you
password, though. Is there
uninstall VideoSecurity and install a new copy. Make
a way to recover my passsure that the password that you assigned can be easword?
ily remembered. You may write down your password
and store it in a safe place.
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Symbols
C
15-pin VGA connector 11
16 / 32 bit color 97
2D test 59
2X 50
3D antialiasing settings 50
4X 50
Capture
Audio format 70, 84, 86
Basic setting 70
CODEC 70, 73
Frames 73, 82, 88
Image dimension 70
Menu 92
Mode 66, 68, 78, 82
Video 82, 88
Captured file name 85
Capturing images 70, 87
CCD 61, 97
Centered output 47
Change
Default hot keys 39, 42
Format 48
TV format 48
Changing the view 94
Channel
Number 72, 86
Chip temperature 74
Color
Menu 35
Spline 36
Color correction submenu 49
Active color channel 49
Automatically apply 49
Brightness / contrast / gamma 49
Custom color settings 49
Contrast 35, 36, 40, 43, 48, 49, 54, 92
Control panel 33, 45
More resolution 34
Refresh rate / resolution 33
Current time 86
Custom
Color settings 49
OpenGL settings 53
A
Abnormal events 76
Active color channel 49
Add audio 72
Additional properties button 50
Adjust source 71
Adjust Z-buffer depth 51
Advanced 76
Box 39, 42
Button 45
Menu 37
Setup 76
AGP bus expansion slot 11
Allow
Applications 50
Dual planes extension 53
Always on top 63, 67, 79
Analog monitor
Connecting 11
Analog monitor submenu 46
Display timing 46
Screen adjustments 46
Application management 56
Asus
Utilities 59
VR picture viewer 93
VR-100 upgrade kit 41
VR-100G 3D glasses 41, 93, 94
Auto
-detect 46
-recording 82, 86
-select 48, 53
Automatically apply 49
Available models 7
B
Background 37, 40
Blind 37, 40
Brightness 35, 36, 40, 43, 48, 49, 92
Buffer flipping mode 53
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D
D3D/OSD histogram 40
Default color depth 53
Define tracing procedure 62
Delay before switching 58
Delete 72, 86
Delete image 82
Deluxe TVR models 41
Depth 37, 40
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INDEX
Desktop display manager 56
Application management 56
Displaying from any program 57
Global settings 57
Hot keys 57
Setting up 56
Zoom 58
Delay before switching 58
Enable zoom 58
Hotkeys 58
Update frequency 58
Desktop utilities 55
Display quick tweak icon 55
Using quick tweak icon 55
Detecting region 63
Device adjustments 48
Brightness / flicker filter / contrast 48
Screen positioning 48
Device settings submenu 45
Color correction 49
Device selection status
Analog monitor 47
Digital flat panel 47
Digital flat panel
Centered output 47
Digital VCR 77
Always on top 79
Capture mode 78, 82
Auto recording 86
Capture frames 88
Capture Video 88
Capturing images 87
Setup 82
Snapshot 84
Video capture 84
Full screen display 80
Live mode 78, 80
Monitor toolbox 78
OSD setup 79
Playback 78, 87, 90
Running 77
TimeShifting 89
Uninstalling 77
Using 78
Video source setup 80
Display video method 81
Video scan option 81
Video standard 81
Wallpaper display 80
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Digital vibrance 49
Direct3D menu 35, 40, 50
General functions 36
VR Effect 37
Direct3D settings 51
Mipmapping 51
Custom 3D settings 51
Detail level 51
PCI texture memory size 51
More direct3D
Texel alignment 52
Performance and compatibility 51
Adjust z-buffer 51
Display logo 51
Enable alternate depth 51
Enable fog table 51
Direction 37, 40
DirectX 97
Disable
Always on top 79
Antialiasing 50
Desktop wallpaper 80
Full screen display 80
Monitor check 38, 41, 53
Support for enhanced CPU 53
Discrete monitor timing 46
Display
Logo 51
Quick tweak icon 55
Stereoscopic / 3D file 93
Video method 81
Display driver installation 13
Windows 2000 15
Windows 98 13
Windows NT 4.0 18
Display properties 33, 44, 45, 55
Advanced settings 45
GeForce2MX 50
Display timing 46
Auto-detect 46
Discrete monitor timings 46
General timing formula 46
Don't ask 71
Drivers 19
ASUS TWAIN driver 23
DirectX 20
Display driver 19
GART driver 21
DVD playback quality 54
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E
E line 40
Embossment 37, 40, 41, 43
Enable
Alternate depth buffering 51
Always on top 79
Anisotropic filtering 53
Buffer region extension 53
CPU cooling 75
Desktop manager 55
DMA transfer mode 69
Dynamic graphic cooling 75
Fog table 51
Full screen display 80
OSD 39, 42
Overheat protection 75
Stereoscopic mode 37
Video overlay zoom 54
Wallpaper display 80
Zoom feature 58
End time 86
Engine 59
Error processing 62
Extended desktop mode 55
Eyes 41, 43
F
Fast motion 90
Features 8
File name 71
Flicker filter 48
Foreground 37, 40
Frame
Capture source 91
Rate 71, 85, 86
Recording 73
G
Gamma 35, 36, 40, 43, 49
GeForce3 50
3D antialiasing settings 50
Additional properties 50
Desktop utilities 55
Direct3d settings 51
Display manager 56
OpenGL settings 53
Overlay controls 54
Allow applications 50
Manually select antialiasing 50
General functions
Color spline 36
Scheme 36
General timing formula 46
Global settings 57
Graphics speed 59
INDEX
Dynamic
Graphic cooling 75
Settings 75
H
Highlights 7
Histograms 40
Hotkey 39, 42, 57, 58
Hue 54, 92
I
IC chips
Warning 11
IEEE 1394 97
Image
Filename 71
Format 92
Setting 71
Import 91
IMPORTANT 36, 39, 42, 63, 83
Information menu 34
Install
Asus TWAIN driver 23, 91
Asus Tweak utility 29
Asus V7100 series display driver 11
DirectX 13, 20, 77
Display driver 19
GART driver 13, 21
SmartDoctor 30
VideoSecurity 31
Windows 98 AGP video-in 83
Installation procedures
New VGA cards 11
Systems with existing VGA card 11
IRQ 97
Irregular hardware events 74
L
Layout
V8200 / Pure 10
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INDEX
V8200 Deluxe 9
Limitations 61
Line interleave 38, 41
Live mode 78, 80
Live Video 65
Capturing images 70
Frame recording 73
Manual video recording setting 71
SnapShot setting 71, 72
Video recording 73
Video/capture settings 70
Control panel 66
Always on top 67
Capture mode 66
Live mode 66
Video source option 67
Modes 68
Capture mode 68
Live mode 68
Running 65
Setup
Scheduled recording setting 72
Uninstalling 65
Load default 37, 59
M
Main program 38
Manual video recording 71
Manually select antialiasing 50
Maximum
AVI 85
Capture time 71
Resolution 47
Speed performance 50
Memory 59
Minimum
System requirement 77
Mipmapping 51
Custom Direct3D settings 51
Detail level 51
PCI texture memory size 51
Mode 38, 41
Disable monitor check 38, 41
Line interleave 38, 41
Page flipping 38, 41
Refresh rate 38, 41
Stereoscopic 37
Monitor
Always on top 79
102
Analog 46
Check, disable 38, 41
Compatibility 38
Delay before switching zoom 58
Discrete timings 46
Drivers 12C bus control 77
IC 30
More resolution 34
Move the active window 57
Polling time 75
Refresh rates 42
Toolbox 78
VCR 80
More direct3D 52
More resolution 34
MPEG player 97
N
NTSC-M 48, 66, 67, 81
NVIDIA icon 45
O
Off 50, 53, 79
On screen display 39, 42
Advanced 39, 42
Change defaults 39
Enable OSD 39, 42
Hotkey 39, 42
Setup 79
OpenGL menu 35, 43, 50
General functions 36
VR effect 41
OpenGL settings 53
Buffer flipping mode 53
Custom openGL settings 53
Default color depth 53
Performance and compatibility 53
Allow dual planes 53
Disble support for enhanced CPU 53
Enable anistropic filtering 53
Enable buffer 53
Use fast linear-mipmap 53
Use up to xMB 53
Vertical sync 53
OS
System requirements 12
Overheat protection 75, 76
Overlay 92
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P
Page flipping 38, 41
PAL 48, 66, 67, 78, 81
Picture format 71
Playback 78, 82, 87, 90
Preallocate diskspace 71
Preview files 72
Q
Quick Tweak icon 55
Quincunx antialiasing 50
R
Range 36, 52, 54
RCA 65, 77
Refresh rate 33, 38, 41, 42, 97
Reset video 79
Resolution
Refresh rate 33
Table 95
Win 95 users 34
RGB 35, 49, 92
Run and keep resident 75
Running
Digital VCR 77
LiveVideo 65
VideoSecurity 64
Running style 63
S
S-Video 48, 97
Safe mode recovery
Tweak 60
Saturation 54, 79, 92
Save As
Capture mode 82
Scheduled recording 72
Scheme 36, 38, 42, 85
Screen adjustments 46
Screen positioning 48
SECAM 66, 67, 81
Sensibility 62
Set audio display 85
Shortcut keys 64
Single frame 92
Capture 59
Slow motion 90
SmartDoctor 74
Abnormal events 76
Advanced setup 75
Functions 74
SnapShot setting 71, 72, 84
Software
Installation procedures 11
Sound selection 85
Start time 72, 86
Stereoscopic / 3D file 93
Stereoscopic mode 37, 39, 41
Stop detecting setting 62
Stop time 72
Store
Image 84
Original settings 33
Video file 84
SVHS video-in 65, 77
System monitor 75
System requirements
Monitor refresh rates 39
OS 12
INDEX
Overlay controls 54
Brightness / contrast / hue / saturation 54
Check here 54
Enable video overlay zoom 54
Select screen region 54
Zoom control 54
T
Taskbar 33, 44
ASUS icon 33
NVIDIA icon 55
VideoSecurity icon 63
Testing 3D glasses 94
Texel alignment 52
TimeShifting 88, 89
Timing adjustment 59, 60
Tips!
For VR 38
What's this? 45
Toggle
Overlay video 92
Preview video 92
Troubleshooting 97
TV 48
Change format 48
Device adjustments
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INDEX
VR Picture Viewer 93
Brightness / flicker filter / contrast 48
Utility
Tuner problems 54
Taskbar 44
Video output format 48
TVR model 77
V
TWAIN interface 91
Importing an image 91
Vertical sync 53
Other options 92
Video
Using 91
Format 92
Tweak utility 59
Output format 48
Graphics speed 59
Recording 73
2D test 59
Scan option 81
Engine 59
Snapshot 82, 87
Load default 59
Source option 67, 79, 80
Memory 59
Standard 81
Safe mode recovery 60
Video capture 69, 70, 82, 84
Timing adjustment 59
Capturing images 70
Use tweak settings 59
Enabling DMA transfer mode 69
Typical
Win 98 / Win2000-NT 4.0 69
D3D OSD settings 40
Video-in/TV-out 41, 61
OpenGL OSD settings 43
VideoSecurity 61
Define tracing procedure 62
U
Detecting region 63
Error processing 62
Uninstall
Limitations 61
Digital VCR 77
Main window 63
Display driver 20, 24
Running 64
Windows 2000 25
Sensibility 62
Windows 98 24
Setup wizard 61
Windows NT 4.0 25
Shortcut keys 64
Driver 24
Stop detecting 62
LiveVideo 65
Working directory 63
VideoSecurity 98
View
Use
Angle 41, 43
Asus utilities 59
Auto recording log 72
Block transfer 53
Log 86
Desktop color depth 53
Voltage monitoring 74
Display adapter scaling 47
VR effect 37
Embossment 38
Background 37
Fast linear-mipmap 53
Blind 37
Hardware pre-filtering 81
Depth 37
Tweak settings 59
Embossment 37
Up to X MB 53
Foreground 37
Utilities
Load default 37
Desktop 55
Main Program 38
Digital VCR 77
Menu 93
Live 65
Stereoscopic mode 37
SmartDoctor 30, 74
VR picture viewer 93
TWAIN interface 91
Changing the view 94
Tweak 29, 59
Opening or displaying Stereo/3D files 93
VideoSecurity 31, 61
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Testing the 3d glasses 94
VR-100 upgrade kit 41
VR-100G 3-D glasses 41, 93, 94
W
INDEX
WARNING
11, 18, 20, 29, 33, 38, 42, 45, 59
Windows desktop 33
Properties and settings 33
Windows display properties 45
Working directory 63
Z
Z-axis range 40
Zoom control 54, 58
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