Setting up your camera In the box Digital Camera EVC1800 Battery Installation SD card installation 1. Open the battery cover by pressing and sliding the battery lock. 2. Insert 3 alkaline “AAA” size batteries (not included) into the compartment. 3. Close the battery cover. This camera has no internal memory and requires an SD card (not included) to take and save pictures or record videos. The camera can support SD cards up to 16GB. To install the SD card into the camera, follow the steps below: 1. Turn off the camera. 2. Insert the SD card into the card slot (as shown below) until it clicks and locks into place. Make sure the metal contacts are facing the front of the camera. 3. To remove the card, gently push it in until it pops out. USB Cable (connects to your computer) Digital Camera User Guide Digital Camera AAA Batteries User Guide EDC240 or User Guide CD (ArcSoft® Media Impression software) EDC240 User Guide • Make sure the Lock switch on the SD card is in the UNLOCKED position. • A card can only be inserted one way: do not use force when inserting the card. • Inserting or removing a card while the camera is on may damage the card, files stored on the card, or the camera. Requires 3 AAA batteries (not included) Using your camera Location of controls Turning the camera on/off 1. To turn the camera on, press and HOLD the [POWER] button until the display turns on. 2. To turn the camera off, press and HOLD the [POWER] button until the display turns off. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners. [POWER] button Microphone ArcSoft and Media Impression are trademarks of ArcSoft, Inc. [POWER] button YouTube™ is a registered trademark of YouTube, LLC. This product is not affiliated with, or endorsed by YouTube™. Touch keys Macro Settings Emerson and the G-Clef logo are registered trademarks of Emerson Radio Corp. Parsippany, New Jersey USA [SHUTTER] Button Mini USB Port [HOME] button HOME MENU Touch keys This camera has four touch keys which perform different actions depending on what you are doing with the camera. For example: [MENU] button Battery compartment A) In picture mode the four touch keys will be: Made in China / Designed in the USA Manufactured by: AIT Inc. Brooklyn, NY 11232 © 2011 All rights reserved. www.southerntelecom.com Customer Support: 1-877-768-8483 (Toll Free) firstname.lastname@example.org B) In playback mode the four touch keys will be: Tripod mount SD card slot This camera has an auto-shutoﬀ feature which can be set for specific times (refer to System Settings > Power Save). Camera modes Video Mode Picture Mode When you turn on the camera, the default mode is Photo Mode. To switch modes, press the [HOME] button, then use the touch keys to select from one of four modes. 5 6 7 Still Image Movie Mode HOME Setup [HOME] button MENU Use the touch keys to select from one of the following options: Playback Mode - Playback videos or view pictures Picture Mode - Take Pictures 18 17 16 15 14 13 8 P Touch keys Playback 9 3M Nor 10 AUTO 11 12 1. Picture Mode Icon 11. [Display] touch key 12. [LED light] touch key 2. Picture quality 13. Battery indicator 3. Sharpness 14. Macro / Infinity mode 4. ISO 15. White balance 5. Exposure mode 16. Metering 6. Scene mode 7. SD card indicator 17. Effect mode 8. Pictures remaining 18. Picture size 9. [Zoom in] touch key 10. [Zoom out] touch key HOME MENU ] touch key repeatedly to select from: Setup - make changes to the camera’s settings System Settings 1 Picture Mode Settings Video Mode Screen 3 2 4 Self timer and continuous shooting 1. While in picture mode, press the [MENU] button, then press the [NEXT] touch key, then press the [Driver Mode] touch key. 2. Use the touch keys to select from 2 second Picture screen self-timer, 10 second self-timer or Burst. touch keys 3. When you select 2 or 10 seconds self timer, the timer starts counting down from 2 or 10 seconds, and the camera takes a picture; when you select burst, the camera takes 3 pictures continuously. 4. Press the [SHUTTER] button to start self timer or burst snapshot. 5. To turn off the self timer or Burst feature repeat step 1 then select “Off”. LED light indicator While in Picture Mode press the [ Video Mode - Record videos 1. Make sure that an SD card is inserted into the camera. 2. Turn on the camera, and press the [HOME] button, then press the [Movie Mode] touch key. The Video Mode Screen is displayed. 3. Press the [SHUTTER] button, the camera starts recording video. 4. To stop recording and save, press the [SHUTTER] button again. 1. Make sure that an SD card is inserted into the camera. 2. Turn on the camera, the Standby Picture Mode Screen is displayed and the camera is in Picture Mode. 3. Press the [SHUTTER] button to take a picture. 1 2 3 4 Playback Mode 13 12 11 10 9 8 5 6 AUTO 7 Zoom Use the [ ] and [ ] touch keys to zoom in and out when recording video, taking photos or viewing still images. Video Playback 1. If you select a video, press the [ ] touch key (play video) to start the video playback. The video starts playing and the touch key icons change. 2. Use the video playback touch keys to: [ ] rewind / [ ] fast forward / [ II ] pause / [ ] return to Playback mode 1. Video Mode Icon 2. SD card indicator 3. Recording time (video) 4. [Zoom in] touch key 5. [Zoom out] touch key 6. [Display] touch key 7. [LED light] touch key 8. Battery Indicator 9. Macro/Infinity mode 10. White balance 11. Metering 12. Frame rate 13. Video quality LED light In Video Mode press the [ ] touch key to turn the LED light On. This is useful for low light situations. 1. Press the [ 2. Press the [ 1. Turn on the camera, and press the [HOME] button, then press the [Playback] touch key to enter Playback mode. 2. Use the [ ] and [ ] touch keys to scroll through the video and picture files. Video screen touch keys Play video Thumbnail mode Scroll to previous file HOME Scroll to next file MENU Picture Playback JPG 1. If you select a picture, use the touch key’s as shown below to control picture playback. 2. To view pictures in thumbnail mode, press the [ ] touch key (zoom out) while zoomed out all the way. HOME MENU Zoom in ] touch key to turn the LED on. ] touch key again to turn the LED off. Zoom out / Thumbnail mode Scroll to previous file Display mode Use the [DIS] touch key to switch the display modes between: icons showing / icons off / display off when recording video or taking photos. HOME JPG Scroll to next file MENU Video Mode Settings Playback Mode Settings To make changes to the camera’s settings , follow the instructions below: To make changes to the picture mode settings , follow the instructions below: To make changes to the video mode settings , follow the instructions below: To make changes to the playback mode settings , follow the instructions below: 1. Press the [HOME] button, then press the [Setup] touch key. The system settings screen will open. 2. Use the [NEXT] touch key to scroll to more options. 3. Use the touch keys to make changes to the following system settings where you can change the options below. 1. Make sure you are in picture mode (press the [HOME] button, then press the [Still Image] touch icon). 2. Press the [MENU] button. The Picture Mode Settings Screen will open. 3. Use the [NEXT] touch key to scroll to more options. 4. Use the touch keys to make changes to the following Picture Mode Settings where you can change the options below. 1. Make sure you are in video mode (press the [HOME] button, then press the [Movie Mode] touch icon). 2. Press the [MENU] button. The Video Mode Settings Screen will open. 3. Use the [NEXT] touch key to scroll to more options. 4. Use the touch keys to make changes to the following Video Mode Settings where you can change the options below. 1. Make sure you are in playback mode (press the [HOME] button, then press the [Playback] touch icon). 2. Press the [MENU] button. The Playback Mode Settings will open. 3. Use the [NEXT] touch key to scroll to more options. 4. Use the touch keys to make changes to the following Playback Mode Settings where you can change the options below.r Picture Mode Settings Screen Auto Review Resolution OFF Power Frequency 60Hz Power save 5min NEXT Video Mode Settings Screen 5M Quality Metering HOME NEXT MENU Movie Size Lock Frame Rate Delete Metering Slideshow HOME NEXT MENU Playback Mode Settings Screen HOME MENU System Settings Options Picture Mode Settings Options Video Mode Settings Options AUTO REVIEW set time of review after picture is taken (off, 1 sec, 3 sec). RESOLUTION MOVIE SIZE 640X480 (Higher quality video / shorter recording time) 320X240 (lower quality video / longer recording time) POWER FREQUENCY 50Hz / 60Hz (The Camera’s default setting is 60hz for the USA and North America) 1M · (1280x1024) / 3M (2048x1536) / 5M (2592x1944) / 8M (3264x2448) / 12M (4000x3000) (Higher picture resolution takes up more space on the card). POWER SAVE Super fine / Fine / Normal Select 1,3, or 5 minutes. To conserve battery power, the camera will shut off if no buttons are pressed within the selected time. FRAME RATE 30 Frames Per Second (Higher quality video / shorter recording time) 15 Frames Per Second (Lower quality video / longer recording time) METERING Center / Multi / Spot DATE & TIME LANGUAGE Set the camera’s date and time. USB MSDC or PCCAM (Only select PCCAM when you would like to use the camera as a webcam then be sure to change back to MSDC when using as camera). FORMAT Erase all data on the SD card DEFAULT SETTING Reset the camera’s settings to factory default. Set the camera’s language QUALITY METERING WHITE BALANCE EXPOSURE DRIVER MODE Center / Multi / Spot Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Fluorescent / Tungsten Adjust the exposure “Off” (disables the self timer), “2” or “10” second options (self timer), “Burst” (3 frame shot) EFFECT SCENE Norma / B&W / Sephia / Negative / Red / Green / Blue ISO SHARPNESS AUTO / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 NEXT WHITE BALANCE Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Fluorescent / Tungsten HOME MENU Playback Mode Settings Options LOCK Lock one or all of your picture and video files. When locked the files will not be to be deleted. DELETE “One” (Delete the currently displayed video or picture) or “All” SLIDE SHOW Start a slide show, and adjust the slide show settings. EFFECT Select from various special effects. ROTATE Rotate the picture. RESIZE Resize the picture. Auto / Landscape / Portrait / Night Portrait / Beach / Sport / Dinner / High sensitivity Soft / Normal / Sharp Slideshow, Eﬀect, Rotate, and Resize will only be options when a picture (jpg) is being viewed. Connecting the camera ArcSoft® MediaImpression Connect your camera to a computer To edit or upload and share your videos and pictures, you must first transfer them to your computer. Follow the steps below to connect the camera to your computer, and use the provided ArcSoft® software to manage, view, edit and share your videos and pictures. Installing 4. Turn ON the camera. 5. Look for your camera by clicking on “My Computer”, it should usually appear as “Removable Disk”. Select a file, and simply move it into your computer (we recommend copying the files into the “My Videos” or “My Pictures” folder of your computer) in the usual way (drag-and-drop, copy-paste), OR open the ArcSoft®software to easily locate your camera and transfer, view, edit, and upload your video and picture files (see “ArcSoft® MediaImpression”). Install the included ArcSoft® MediaImpression software before connecting the camera to your computer. With this software you will be able to manage, view, edit, transfer, and easily upload / share your videos and pictures. Follow the instructions below to install the MediaImpression software onto your computer. 6. Before disconnecting the camera, click on the “Safely Remove Hardware” icon usually located on the lower right corner of your desktop. 1. Make sure the camera is turned off, and that an SD or SDHC card is inserted in the camera before connecting it to your computer. 3. Connect the larger end of the USB cable into your computer’s USB port. Please do not disconnect the USB cable during loading, as it may cause damage to the camera and the files on the SD card. 7. If you wish to delete the original files from the camera select “Delete Original Files”, otherwise just click “Done”. 5. Select a destination on your computer where you would like to transfer the videos or pictures by clicking on the “Destination Folder” drop down window. We recommend transferring the files to either your computer’s Desktop, or the “My Videos” or “My Pictures” folders, where you can easily access and find your videos and pictures. Computer Click on “My Computer”, RIGHT click on “Removable Drive” then click on “Eject” from the drop down menu. 2. Insert the smaller end of the USB cable into the camera’s USB port. 1. Connect and turn on the camera. 2. Open Media Impression. 3. Click “Import”. Installation CD OR Transferring videos and pictures from the camera to your computer ArcSoft® MediaImpression 1. Insert the provided CD into the CD-ROM drive of your computer, and click on “Install MediaImpression”. 2. Click “Next” when prompted and “Finish”. 3. To open MediaImpression, click on the MediaImpression icon on your Desktop. 2. Select a video and click on the Media Player icon. Select a video. 4. In the “Get Media from” drop down window, find your camera. (Usually displayed as “Removable Disk”) Removable Disk Uploading videos to YouTube™ 1. From the Main Screen click on “Video”. Destination Folder 2. Select a video. Browse a destination Main Screen Done Viewing videos on your computer 3. Click on the YouTube™ icon. 1. From the Main Screen click on “Video”. (To return to the main screen, click on “Go to Start Page”. 6. Click “Import” 3. The video will load and begin to play. Video Import Main Screen Webcam feature Emailing Pictures Viewing pictures on your computer 4. Enter your YouTube™ username and password (mark the check boxes to save the username and password for future uploads), and click “Login” Installing the Webcam Driver. 1. Select a picture, and click on the “Easy Email” icon. 1. From the Main Screen select “Pictures” Select a picture Note: Do not have the camera connected to the computer when installing the driver. 5. Enter the required information and click “Upload”. 2. Select a picture, and click on the “Photo Viewer” icon. Main Screen 2. Adjust the settings according to your preference, and click “Attach to Email” Upload Window 6. If the video successfully uploaded, you will see the message below. Upload Adjust settings Photo Viewer Screen • For more information regarding ArcSoft’s MediaImpression software, click “Extras” (located on the upper right hand corner) and then click “Help”. 3. Within the Photo Viewer Screen you can: • Zoom in or out of a picture • Start or pause a slide show • Move to the previous or next picture • Adjust the slide show settings • Rotate a picture • Eliminate Red Eye • Delete Attach to Email Troubleshooting Using your camera as a WebCam FCC Part 15: This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: Note: You must first install the webcam driver to be able to use the camera as a pc camera (see “Webcam feature”). (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. 1. Connect the camera to your computer using the provided USB cable. 2. Turn on the camera. 3. Press the [HOME] button to switch to “PC CAM”, the camera will now be recognized by your computer as a webcam. 4. When you are finished using the camera as a WebCam, press the [HOME] button again to switch back to “MSDC” (the camera will now be recognized by your computer as “Removable Drive”). Pictures are blurry Warning: Changes or modifications to this equipment not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the requirements for a Class B digital device under Part 15 of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules. These requirements are intended 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 the 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 into 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. • We recommend using a tripod (not included) when using your camera as a webcam. • When you set the camera to PCCAM, you will not be able to access the files on the card when connecting the camera to your computer. Make sure to set it back to its default setting by selecting “USB” and then “MSDC” in the system settings. Limited Warranty In the unlikely event that this product is defective, or does not perform properly, you may within ninety (90) days from your original date of purchase return it to the authorized service center for repair or exchange. Your product will be repaired or replaced, at our option, for the same or similar model of equal value if examination by the service center determines this product is defective. Products received damaged as a result of shipping will require you to file a claim with the carrier. TO OBTAIN WARRANTY SERVICE: The shipping address of the authorized service center is: ● Provide proof of the date of purchase within the package (Dated bill of sale). ● Prepay all shipping costs to the authorized service center, and remember to insure your return. ● Include a return shipping address (no P.O. Boxes), a telephone contact number, and the defective unit within the package. ● Describe the defect or reason you are returning the product. Southern Telecom, Inc. 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