D-Link | DSB-C300Clear | DSB-C300 - Manual - USA - 09-11-2001 - D-Link

DSB-C300
300K Pixel Digital Webcam
User’s Guide
Rev. 1.2
Contents
Overview..................................................................................1
Minimum System Requirements..............................................................1
Hardware Installation.................................................................................1
Driver Installation .......................................................................................1
Quality & Format Adjustment..................................................2
Display Utility ..............................................................................................2
Color Adjustment........................................................................................3
Format Adjustment.....................................................................................5
Taking a Snapshot ..................................................................6
Uninstalling the DSB-C300 .....................................................7
D-Link Offices ..........................................................................8
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Overview
Thank you for the purchase of the D-Link DSB-C300. This high
performance webcam is imbedded with state of the art video
compression technology and transmits through the USB interface.
You will never be too late to enjoy the high resolution sensor providing
the sharpest image quality allowing a pleasurable experience with the
video applications in your PC along with the DSB-C300. Following is a
brief installation guide for first time users who are running the DSBC300 in the Windows environment.
Minimum System Requirements
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Pentium 133 or above CPU, Pentium II 350 recommended
32 MB of system RAM
One USB port
Microsoft Windows 98 or above
20MB hard disk space
Hardware Installation
Plug in the USB cable of the DSB-C300 into the USB port in the PC or
any USB hub attached to the PC.
Note:
The Add New Hardware Wizard will start automatically once
the camera has been plugged in.
The LED indicator of the camera will be active after the USB host
controller initiated the USB device properly.
Driver Installation
This section includes a generic driver installation procedure that can
be used for most Windows USB enabled operating systems. These
instructions are not specific to all versions of Microsoft Windows.
Once the camera has been installed, Windows will detect the camera
and prompt “Add New Hardware Wizard” dialog box on the screen.
Follow these instructions to finish the driver installation…
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Click on “Next>” button to continue.
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Select the “Search for the best driver for your device.”
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And click on the Next button to search for the best driver.
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Select the “Floppy disk driver” and insert the driver diskette that
came with the camera into the floppy drive. Then click on the
Next button.
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Click on the Next button, then Windows will copy all required
files from the driver diskette to system.
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Click on the Finish button to complete the driver installation.
Quality & Format Adjustment
Display Utility
Once the driver is installed successfully, the display utility allows you
to view video images from your DSB-C300, and adjust the parameters
for best color quality.
To gain access to the display utility after installation, you need to
select the pc-camera.exe file (the file with the camera icon) in Drive
A: as illustrated below…
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To adjust for the best image quality, select Device from the menu bar
and choose PC Camera Capture; a prompt screen will be displayed
like the one below:
This will initiate a video capture. However, before you begin utilizing
the DSB-C300, make sure there is enough lighting in the scene and
adjust the focus on the DSB-C300 to gain optimal image quality.
Color Adjustment
Once the DSB-C300 is capturing images, you can start adjusting the
colors by selecting Options in the menu bar and clicking Video
Capture Filter. A prompt screen will be displayed like the one below:
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Under the PCAM Color tab, make the appropriate adjustments from
the menu list to fine tune the image related parameters such as
Saturation, Contrast, Sharpness, Gamma or set to Default.
Saturation is an expression for the relative bandwidth of the visible
output from a light source. As saturation increases, colors appear
more pure and as it decreases, colors appear more washed out.
Contrast is the degree of difference in tone between the light and dark
parts of an image. The higher the contrast the brighter the image and
the lower the contrast the darker it will become.
Sharpness determines how crisp the image quality looks. For
example, when sharpness is high, the picture will look crisp and edges
will be well-defined.
Gamma measures the nonlinear relationship between brightness and
voltage output, which affects the contrast in the mid-level grays, and
can be adjusted without significantly affecting the shadows and
highlights in an image.
White Balance is not recommended to be changed and be set at
Auto, unless the video colors shifts unstably.
Under Light Source you can adjust up to four settings of your lighting
environment such as Office (fluorescent), Home (incandescent),
Outdoors, and All Purpose.
In Exposure, it is recommended to be set at Auto or you can have the
option to adjust to your required capture image since most cameras
determine the exposure by averaging all the light that enters the lens.
Keep in mind when changes are made, click the Apply button to
refresh all the new details you have set and click OK to return to the
PC-CAM Capture Screen.
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Format Adjustment
You can also format the image captured by selecting Options in the
menu bar and selecting Video Capture Pin. A prompt screen will be
displayed like the one below:
In the Frame Rate display you have the options from 5 frames per
second (fps) up to 30 fps.
You can format the setting allowing incoming color depth as 24-bit
RGB with other choices of IYUV and JPGL in the Color
Space/Compression.
Output Size can be used to set the video display size. There are
various formats available such as 176X144 (QCIF), 352X288 (CIF),
and 640X480 (VGA).
However, keep in mind the higher the Frame Rate, Color
Space/Compression, and Output Size the larger the video file size will
be. Therefore, the lower resolution is recommended for videoconferencing or video recording.
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Once again when changes are made, click the Apply button to refresh
all the new details you have set and click OK to return to the PC-CAM
Capture Screen.
Now you are ready to have fun with the new DSB-C300 and with the
bundled software you will be able to use the various video editing
applications permitting you image manipulation, editing, photo album,
video mail, and video conferencing capabilities.
Taking a Snapshot
The snapshot button on DSB-C300 is used to capture a still picture,
this function must be supported by TWAIN driver. The TWAIN driver
can be activated by the image editing software, like Windows Imaging,
MGI PhotoSuite, etc.
In this case, the snapshot button will be enabled only when the image
editing software is activated.
After running Windows Imaging, (click on Start > Menu > Program >
Accessory > Imaging). From the File menu button, choose Select
Scanner to select the desired device for capturing images. After
selecting the DSB-C300, from the File menu bar choose Scan New
and the user can capture still pictures by pressing the Snapshot
button or click the Capture button on the screen.
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Uninstalling the DSB-C300
To uninstall your DSB-C300 insert the Driver Installation Diskette and
activate Drive A: then click on the prompt highlighted - Pcamrm as
illustrated below:
Click on the icon and a prompt will be displayed like the one below
requesting you to unplug the DSB-C300.
Click on the OK button, and a prompt will appear acknowledging the
DSB-C300 has been uninstalled successfully as illustrated by the
prompt below.
Click the OK button and you have successfully uninstalled the Driver
from your system.
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Note :
To verify if all systems related to the DSB-C300 have been
completely uninstalled, please check Drive C: under the
Windows directory and under the sub -directory inf choose
other. On the details side just delete the Diviopcam2.inf and
you are done.
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