AIPTEK 3100 Camcorder User Manual

English
Notice
Notice
1. Do not drop, puncture or disassemble the camera.
2. Remove batteries during long periods between use.
3. Avoid all contact with water and dry hands before using.
4. Do not expose the camera to high temperature or leave it
in direct sunlight.
5. Avoid pressing hard on the camera body.
Content
Contents
Content
Identifying your camera parts
2
Preparing Your Camera
Installing batteries
Inserting CF card (Optional)
Attaching strap (Optional)
Using tripod (Optional)
How to hold your camera
3
Using Your Camera
Turning on/off your camera
Recording AVI movies
Taking pictures
Playback
Deleting a single picture
Voice recording
Self-Timer
Setting
5
Exporting to TV
1.Connecting your camera to your TV
2.Previewing and playback on TV
Copying Pictures to Your Computer
1.Installing the driver and application
2.Connecting your camera to your computer
3.Copying pictures to your computer
4.Viewing pictures on your computer
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Using PC Camera (Video Conferencing) Function
1.Installing the driver and application
2.Connecting your camera to your computer
3.Open PC Camera (Video Conferencing) interface
4.Using your PC Camera
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Additional Information
Battery indication and reduce power consumption
Storage capacity
Tips for best shoot
Language reference table
Troubleshooting
Specification
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AIPTEK Service
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1
Identifying your camera parts
Identifying your camera parts
Shutter button
Record button
Up button
Down button
MENU/OK button (Power button)
USB port
AV-out port
CF Card slot
Eject ( CF Card)
LED light
LCD display
View finder
LCD on/ off button
Strap-holder
Focus
Lens
Microphone
Mirror
Tripod port
Battery cover
Speaker
2
Preparing Your Camera
Preparing Your Camera
Inserting CF card (Optional)
Your camera runs on two AA alkaline batteries. High
performance batteries are recommended for this camera
for maximum battery life.
In addition to 16MB (128Mbits) built-in flash memory, your
camera can store data on Compact Flash Card (8MB512MB). Insert your CF Card as shown. Files will be
automatically stored on the CF Card after you've inserted
the CF Card.
CF CARD
Installing Batteries
EJECT
Do not eject CF Card while the camera is processing
data.
3
Preparing Your Camera
Attaching strap (Optional)
How to hold your camera
Attach the carrying strap for convenience and safety.
Do not cover the lens.
Microphone
Do not cover the microphone.
Using tripod (Optional)
Use a tripod to minimize camera
movement and ensure optimal
image quality, especially while
shooting longer movies, selfportraits or video conferencing.
20cm~40cm
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Using Your Camera
Turning off your camera
Using Your Camera
Follow either of the two methods to turn off your camera.
Turning on your camera
1 Snap the LCD panel to the camera body and the
Follow either of the two methods to turn on your camera.
camera will be turned off.
1 Opening LCD panel
Open the LCD panel. The LCD display and camera will be
turned on. Be careful not to over extend the panel.
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2 Press the MENU/OK button for 3 seconds.
90
o
2 Using MENU/OK button
Press and hold the MENU/OK button for 3 seconds to
turn on your camera.
Your camera will automatically shut off after 60
seconds of inactivity. To turn on your camera,
press the MENU/OK button for 3 seconds.
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Using Your Camera
Recording AVI movies
Taking Pictures
(1) Press and release the Record button to record.
1 Set focus
(2) Flashing LED light indicates recording in progress.
Set focus before taking pictures.
(3) Press and release the Record button again to stop
recording.
16"~
(40cm~
)
12"~16" (30cm~40cm)
2 Zoom In/ Zoom Out
Zoom in: Press the Up button up to zoom in image.
Zoom out: Press the Down button down to zoom out.
VIDEO
Record button
Shutter button
Recording.........
REC
3 Taking still pictures
00:00:01
Second
Minute
Hour
(1) Press the Shutter button.
(2) After LED light stops, image is successfully captured.
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Using Your Camera
Playing back the file
Playback
Press the MENU/OK button to
playback files.
1 Entering MENU
Press and release the MENU/OK
button to show MENU.
Stopping playback
Press the MENU/OK button again to stop playback and
return to thumbnail mode.
MENU/OK button
2 Selecting mode
Press the Up or Down button to
highlight
. Then press the
MENU/OK button again to select
Playback mode.
Full Screen
MENU
If you want to play another files, please repeat
the steps from
to
. Or stay at step
,
and press the Up button to playback the
previous file or press the Down button to
playback the next file.
Exit MENU
Playback
Voice REC
Self-Timer
Setting
6 Returning to preview mode
To return to LCD preview mode from thumbnail mode,
press the Record button.
Selecting a thumbnail
After selecting Playback mode,
you enter thumbnail mode. Press
the Up or Down button to shift
between thumbnails.
AVI
JPEG
WAV
Thumbnail mode
VIDEO
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Record button
Using Your Camera
Deleting a single picture
Situation 2 : When you are in full screen mode
In Playback mode (see Playback section for details),
you can delete a single file.
1 Playback in full screen.
2
Press the Shutter button.
Situation 1 : When you are in thumbnail mode
Select a thumbnail.
AVI
JPEG
WAV
2
Shutter
Press the Shutter button.
Shutter
Full Screen mode
Show recycle bin.
Thumbnail mode
Show recycle bin.
AVI
AVI
Press the Shutter button
again and the file will be
erased.
Press the Shutter button
again and the file will be
erased.
Shutter
Shutter
WAV
If you don't press the Shutter
button again within 5 seconds,
the camera will return to step
xxxx and delete nothing.
If you don't press the Shutter button again within 5
seconds, the camera will return to step xxxx and
delete nothing.
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Using Your Camera
Voice Recording
1 Entering MENU
(2) LED light indicates voice is being recorded.
Press and release the MENU/OK
(3) Speak directly into the microphone.
button to show MENU.
MENU/OK button
2 Voice recording
Microphone
(1) Press the Up or Down button to highlight
and
press the MENU/OK button to start voice recording.
(4) Press the MENU/OK button to
stop voice recording.
MENU
Exit MENU
Playback
Voice REC
Self-Timer
Setting
MENU/OK button
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Using Your Camera
Self Timer
(3) Press the Shutter button.
1 Entering MENU
(4) Counter will count down from ten to zero and take the
picture.
Press and release the MENU/OK
button to show MENU.
Shutter button
MENU/OK button
2 Self-Timer
(1) Press the Up or Down button to highlight
(2) Press the MENU/OK button to select
.
.
10
MENU
Exit MENU
Playback
Voice REC
Self-Timer
Setting
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Using Your Camera
Setting
1
Entering MENU
3
Press and release the MENU/OK
button to show MENU.
Changing the Setting
Press the Up or Down button to shift between modes.
Then press the MENU/OK button to select mode.
Setting Mode ( Page 1)
MENU/OK button
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SETTING
Exit
Selecting mode
Size
Press the Up or Down button to highlight
.
Quality
Language
Then press the MENU/OK button again to select Setting
mode.
Setting Mode ( Page 2)
SETTING
MENU
Display
Exit MENU
Playback
Delete All
Voice REC
Format
Self-Timer
Setting
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Using Your Camera
The description for Setting item
Item
Setting
2048x1536
SIZE
1600x1200
Description
Larger size indicates clearer image.
Select 2048x1536 or 1600x1200 when you want to develop 4x6 photo size.
And select 1280x1024 to develop 3x5 photo size.
1280x1024
QUALITY
Fine
Standard
LANGUAGE
DISPLAY
DELETE ALL
FORMAT
ENGLISH
DEUTSCH
ON
Select Fine, if you want to develop pictures.
Select Standard, if you only need to view pictures on PC.
Multi-lingual LCD supports English and German.
See the Language Reference Table section for French, Italian, Spanish, Netherlands
and Portuguese language reference.
Turn on/ off the status shown on the LCD.
OFF
NO
Delete all still pictures, AVI movies and audio files from your camera.
YES
NO
Format the memory of CF Card and clear all data from the memory.
YES
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Exporting to TV
Exporting to TV
Connecting your camera to your TV
Connect your camera and TV via A/V out cable for real time
display. You can export your video, still pictures and audio
directly to your TV or VCR to share them with friends and
family.
1 Turn on your TV and select AV-in mode.
2 Please plug in Video and Audio AV cable to your TV.
3 Plug in the camera.
4 Turn on the camera.
Video
Audio
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Exporting to TV
Previewing and playback on TV
With few steps, you can take pictures, record AVI
Movies and playback files on TV.
Press the Shutter button
to take a still picture
More functions are available when images export to
TV. For more details, please see the Using Your
Camera section.
MENU
Exit MENU
Playback
Press the Record button
to take AVI Movies. Then
Press it again to stop
recording.
Voice REC
Self-Timer
Setting
Press the MENU/OK
button to enter MENU.
Then select Playback
mode to playback image.
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Copying pictures to your computer
Copying pictures to your computer
Installing the driver and application
If no title appears on screen
You need to install DV 3100 Driver before your camera
connects to your computer at the first time. Please follow
the steps to complete the installation.
Double-click the icon "My computer".
Double-click the icon CD-ROM ("DV3100 (E:)*")
*The CD-ROM driver varies, depending on how your computer
is set up.
MS XP users can skip this step
and go to step .
directly if you don't use PC Camera function.
Move the cursor to "DV 3100 Driver" and click on it.
Turn on your computer.
Do not connect your USB Cable to your computer
in this step.
Turn off the application programs running on your
computer.
Click on the item "DV 3100 Driver".
Place the accessory CD into the CD-ROM drive.
The title appears in a few seconds.
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Copying pictures to your computer
Notice for Windows 2000 users
The "Install Shield Wizard" appears and automatically
installs the program. When Fig 1 appears, please click
"Next".
1.The checkbox "Digital Signature Not Found" might
appear twice, please simply click "Yes". This camera
works perfectly for Windows 2000 operation system.
Fig 1
5 When Fig 2 appears, please click "Yes" or "No"
according to your circumstance:
2.Then, follow the on-screen instructions and click
"Finish".
Don't restart your computer in this step.
Fig 2
1. If you are not a Windows XP user and never install
DirectX 8.0 or above, please click "Yes".
2. If you are a Windows XP user or you have already
installed DirectX 8.0 or above, please click "No".
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Copying pictures to your computer
Connecting your camera to computer
6 When Fig 3 or Fig 4 appears, please click "Finish" or
"OK" to complete the program installation.
1. Turn on your computer.
2. Connect the USB cable to the USB port of the computer.
Fig4
Fig 3
The driver is available for use after your computer is
restarted.
3.Connect the other end of the USB cable to your camera.
Remove the CD from the
CD-ROM driver.
Slim 1.3
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Copying pictures to your computer
Copying pictures to your computer
Windows XP users
Windows 2000/ME/98SE users
Double-click the icon "My Computer"
After your camera is connected to your computer, Fig 5
will appear automatically. Please select "Open folder
to view files using Windows Explorer" item and click
"OK".
Then double-click the icon "Removable Disk" to
identify the new drive.
Fig 5
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Copying pictures to your computer
Drag the picture to "My Documents" file folder.
Double-click "DCIM" file folder.
Windows XP
Windows XP
Windows 2000/ME/98 SE
Double-click "100MEDIA" file folder.
Copy pictures
to "My Documents"
Windows XP
Windows 2000/ME/98 SE
Windows 2000/ME/98 SE
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Copying pictures to your computer
Picture's positions
Viewing pictures on your computer
Double-click "My Documents"
Windows XP
Windows 2000/ME/98 SE
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Copying pictures to your computer
Double-click the desired file.
Notice for Windows 2000/ME users:
Before you disconnect your camera and computer, please
follow the steps below:
1. Double click
2. Click
on the system-tray.
(USB Disk), then click "Stop"
3. Confirm the device (DV 3100) on the confirmation
screen and click "OK".
4. Follow the instructions shown on the screen to remove
your camera from your computer safely.
Windows XP
JPG
.WAV
Windows 2000/ME/98 SE
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Using PC Camera (Video Conferencing) Function
Using PC Camera (Video Conferencing) Function
Installing the driver and application
You need to install DV 3100 Driver before using PC
Camera or Video Conferencing function.
3. Connect the other end of the USB cable to camera.
If you have already installed DV 3100 Driver, please skip
this step
and go to step
directly.
Slim 1.3
If you never install DV 3100 Driver, please finish the
installation first. (For its details, pleas see the step
in
the Copy Pictures to Your Computer section)
4. Press the Up or Down button to highlight
the MENU/OK button to select.
Connecting your camera to your computer
1. Turn on your computer.
2. Connect the USB cable to the USB port of the computer.
DV Disk
LIVE
PC Camera Mode
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and press
Using PC Camera (Video Conferencing) Function
Notice:
Windows 98SE
When you use PC Camera (Video Conferencing) function
at the first time, please follow the step below.
1.Click "Next" when Fig 7 appears.
Windows 2000
2.Please select "Automatic search for a best driver"
and click "Next" when Fig 8 appears.
The checkbox "Digital Signature Not Found" might
appear twice, please simply click "Yes". This camera
works perfectly for MS Windows 2000 operation system.
3.Select the position where your 98SE driver is. Some
users might be asked to insert licensed 98SE CD into the
CD-ROM drive.
4.Follow the instructions shown on screen to finish
installing the software that your new hardware device
(camera) requires.
Windows ME
Please select "Automatic
search for a better driver"
when Fig 6 appears.
Fig 7
Fig 6
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Fig 8
Using PC Camera (Video Conferencing) Function
Open PC Camera (Video Conferencing) interface
Double-click the "DV 3100 ( PC Camera )" icon on the
Desktop to execute the program to begin using your
camera.
Click on the "Start" menu and go up to "Programs". Then
go to the folder named "DV 3100 ( PC Camera )" and
select it.
OR
If you want to use Video Conferencing function
Install the NetMeeting software included with the
accessory CD.
Launch the NetMeeting program to take advantage
of the Video Conferencing function..
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Using PC Camera (Video Conferencing) Function
Using your PC Camera
Preview
Window
Record a video clip
Stop recording
Snapshot
Set image size
Source
Preview or stop preview window
Viewing pictures taken by PC Camera
Settings
- Click
Open Album (where stores the files taken)
- Files taken are stored in Work Temp. Please
to open Album.
Or
follow the path to find the files.
Select video source (if you have more
C:\ Program Files \DV 3100 (PC Camera) \Work Temp
than one image import device installed)
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Using PC Camera (Video Conferencing) Function
Advanced Settings in PC Camera
Set Image Size
Color Space
Select one of the following functions when you have
different needs.
- RGB 24: better image quality
- I420: faster speed
Output Size
Setting output size can change the size of the preview
window. The default size is 320x240. Choose larger pixels
when you need a larger preview window.
160 x 120
176 x 144
320 x 240
352 x 288
640 x 480
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Using PC Camera (Video Conferencing) Function
Set Source
Video Setting
- Banding Filter:
Using PC Camera function and your PC screen flickers, please
change the banding filter in Video Setting. The refresh rate (the
number of times the screen is redrawn per second) is the
most likely cause of flicker. Select 50Hz or 60Hz until your PC
screen stops flickering.
Custom Video Pro Amp
You can use the default setting or change settings
( brightness, contrast, saturation, sharpness, and hue )
on your own.
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Using PC Camera (Video Conferencing) Function
Set Settings
Your camera has default flicker settings, which is country
specific. If you use your camera abroad, please refer to the
table below and check if the flicker settings of the country you
intend to go match the flicker settings of your country or not. If
it does not match, please select "Cancel Flicker" in the setting
dialog to prevent pictures from appearing unnatural flickering
noise.
Country
England
Germany
France
Italy
Spain
Netherlands
Setting
50Hz
50Hz
60Hz
50Hz
50Hz
50Hz
Country
Portugal
America
Taiwan
China
Japan
Korea
Setting
50Hz
60Hz
60Hz
50Hz
50/
60Hz
60Hz
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Battery indication and reduce power consumption
Battery indication and reduce power consumption
Battery Indicators
LCD Backlight
To reduce power consumption, turn off the LCD
backlight.
Full
Low
Out of power
LCD on/off button
On
on the LCD display indicates out of
power.
When not using your camera for
extended periods, we suggest you
remove the batteries.
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Off
Storage Capacity
Storage Capacity
The number of pictures, video and audio recording time is different, depends on the capacity of the
internal memory or CF Card.
AVI Movies
Still
Memory
Estimated maximum
recording time
Size
16MB
About 2.5~4 min
Quality
(Internal Memory/ CF Card)
32MB (CF Card)
About 5~8 min
64MB (CF Card)
About 10~16 min
2048x1536 pixels 1600x1200 pixels
Fine
Fine
Standard
16MB (Internal
Memory/CF Card)
About
15
pictures
About
30
pictures
About
20
pictures
About
40
pictures
About
30
pictures
About
60
pictures
32MB
(CF Card)
About
30
pictures
About
60
pictures
About
40
pictures
About
80
pictures
About
60
pictures
About
120
pictures
64MB
(CF Card)
About
60
pictures
About
120
pictures
About
80
pictures
About
160
pictures
About
120
pictures
About
240
pictures
Standard
Fine
1280x1024 pixels
Standard
Voice Recording
Memory
16MB
Estimated Voice Recording
Time
About 1 hour
32MB (CF Card)
About 2 hours
64MB (CF Card)
About 4 hours
Note
This table is for your reference. Actual number of pictures stored may
vary (up to
30
30%) depending on resolution and color saturation.
Tips for best shoot
Tips for best shoot
Keep the focus set to
except for extreme
close-ups.
Make sure your subject is well lit from the front.
Keep the camera level and steady when
releasing the shutter.
Make sure you have adequate light when taking
still pictures or movies.
5 For best quality video, move the camera slowly
during filming.
Make sure you have adequate light
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Language Reference Table
Language Reference Table
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Language Reference Table
EN
GE
IT
DU
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PT
SP
FR
Language Reference Table
EN
GE
IT
DU
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PT
SP
FR
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Symptom
Actions
Cannot turn on your camera.
Press the MENU control for 3 seconds.
Change new batteries.
Can't take pictures, record or voice record.
Memory is full. Please transfer data to PC.
TV doesn't show TV preview after AV-out cable is
Change AV-out port. Insert white cable to audio port and
connected.
yellow one to video port.
Images are blurred.
Adjust the focus.
Images are too dark.
Take pictures while there is adequate light.
Use editing tools such as PhotoExpress to adjust image
brightness.
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Specifications
Specifications
Main Functions
1.5" Color TFT LCD for previewing and playing back
Digital Zoom: 2x
Auto Exposure & Auto White Balance
Self Timer: 10 second
Power Saving: Auto power off if idle over 60 seconds
Built-in Microphone & Speaker
Battery: AA x 2 (Alkaline recommended)
Dimension: 3.3" x 3.1" x 1.6" (L x H x W)
- Digital Video Camcorder:
QVGA (320 x 240 pixels) / up to 10 fps
- Digital Still Camera:
2048x1536 (3.1 Mega) pixels
1600x1200 (2 Mega) pixels
1280x1024 (1.3 Mega) pixels
- Digital Voice Recorder:
Up to 1 hour while using internal 16MB flash memory
- Hardware Resolution / 2048x1536 (3.1 Mega) pixels
- Sensor Effective Resolution / 1600x1200 (2 Mega)pixels
- Internal Memory / Built-in 16 MB Flash memory (Storage);
16 MB SDRAM (Buffer)
- External Memory / Built-in Compact Flash Card slot
(Maximum: 512 MB)
- Video Conferencing:
VGA 640x480 pixels / up to 10fps
QVGA 320x240 pixels / up to 24fps
- Supports AV output
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AIPTEK Service
AIPTEK Service
AIPTEK International GmbH
Halskestrasse 6
47877 Willich, Germany
TEL +49 21 54 - 92 35 50
Fax +49 21 54 - 92 35 68
http://www.aiptek.de
If you have any problems, please contact AIPTEK
office to which your country is assigned. Please
note: If you reside outside of the United States or
Germany, please contact AIPTEK Intl Inc.
AIPTEK, Inc.
51 Discovery, Suite 100
Irvine, CA 92618, USA
TEL: 949-585-9600
FAX: 949-585-9345
http://www.aiptek.com
AIPTEK International Inc.
No. 5-1 Innovation Road I
Science-Based Industrial Park
Hsin-Chu 300
Taiwan, R.O.C.
Tel: 886-3-5678138
Fax: 886-3-5678569
http://www.aiptek.com.tw
Online registration website:
Http://www.aiptek.com/registration/registration.htm
( Online registration entitles you to special services,
downloads and promotions. )
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