Apple DIGITAL CAMCORDER Camcorder User Manual

Welcome:
Dear user, thanks for purchasing this product.
Much investment in time and effort has gone into its development, and it is our hope
that it will give you many years of trouble-free service.
Safety Notice:
1. Do not drop, puncture or disassemble the camera; otherwise the warranty will be voided.
2. Avoid all contact with water, and dry hands before using.
3. Do not expose the camera to high temperature or leave it in direct sunlight. Doing so may
damage the camera.
4. Use the camera with care. Avoid pressing hard on the camera body.
5. For your own safety, avoid using the camera when there is a storm or lightning.
6. Do not use batteries of different specifications. Doing so may lead to the potential for serious
damage.
7. Remove the battery during long periods between usage, as a deteriorated battery may affect
the functionality of the camera.
8. Remove the battery if it shows signs of leaking or distortion.
9. Use only the accessories supplied by the manufacturer.
10. Keep the camera out of the reach of infants.
FCC Compliance Statement:
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is
subjected to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause
harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with 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 residential
installations. 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 interference to radio or television equipment 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.
-Move the equipment away from the receiver.
-Plug the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
-Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for additional suggestions.
You are cautioned that any change or modifications to the equipment not expressly approved
by the party responsible for compliance could void Your authority to operate such equipment.
Do not throw the appliance away with
the normal household waste at the end
of its life, but hand it in at an official
collection point for recycling. By doing
this you will help to preserve the
environment.
Table of Contents
Getting Started................................................................. 1
Knowing your camcorder parts.............................................................. 1
Installing the battery.............................................................................. 2
Charging the battery.............................................................................. 2
Inserting a memory card (optional)........................................................ 3
Turning on/off your camcorder............................................................... 3
Setting language.................................................................................... 4
Setting time............................................................................................ 4
Reading LCD indicators......................................................................... 5
Basic Operations............................................................. 6
Recording a video clip........................................................................... 6
Taking a still picture............................................................................... 7
Playing back your recordings................................................................ 8
Playing back your recordings on PC..................................................... 9
Connecting the camcorder to TV........................................................... 10
Advanced Operations..................................................... 12
Menu operation...................................................................................... 12
Menu items in Camera mode................................................................ 12
Menu items in Playback mode............................................................... 13
Menu items in Setting mode.................................................................. 14
Battery Life Indicator.............................................................................. 15
Battery Life............................................................................................ 16
Storage Capacity................................................................................... 16
Specifications........................................................................................ 17
System Requirements........................................................................... 18
Getting Started
Knowing your camcorder parts
Microphone
Speaker
Lens
LED lights
Flash strobe
Battery cover
Strap hook
Bottom view
Tripod socket
SD card slot
(inside the battery cover)
Status LED (left) /
Charging LED (right)
MODE button
MENU button
LCD monitor
Shutter button
Previous button/
Fast backward button
Zoom (in/out) button
Play/Pause button
Record button
Next button/
Fast forward button
AV OUT connector
Macro mode
switch
USB connector *
HD OUT *
Flash switch
OK key/
Joystick 5-way
White balance switch
Power button
* inside the cover
LED lights switch
Installing the battery
1. Slide the battery cover open as indicated.
2. Place the accessory Li-Ion battery into the compartment.
Note that the metallic contacts must be aligned with the
contacts in the compartment.
3. After the battery is properly installed, replace the battery
cover.
Charging the battery
Please charge the battery at least 8 hours for first time use.
1. Connect the cable.
Connect one end of the supplied AC adapter to the USB port
of the camcorder and the other end to a wall outlet.
OR
Connect one end of the supplied USB cable to the USB port
of the camcorder and the other end to a powered PC. Make
sure the camcorder is powered off.
2. The charging LED turns red and the charge starts.
3. When the charging is interrupted or the battery pack is fully
charged, the charging LED will turn green.
When using a PC to charge the battery, do not power on the
camcorder, or the charge will stop.
Inserting a memory card (optional)
To insert a memory card, do the followings:
(1) Open the battery cover.
(2) Gently push the card as indicated until the card
reaches the bottom of the slot.
To remove the memory card, gently push the card and it
will pop up. Then pull the card out of the slot.
Turning on/off your camcorder
Open the LCD monitor or press and hold down the Power
button for 1 second to turn on the camcorder.
To turn off the camcorder, press and hold down the Power
button for 1 ~ 3 seconds or close the LCD monitor.
If the camcorder is not turned on after pressing the Power button,
please check:
1. The battery pack is well installed in the camcorder.
2. The battery pack has enough power left.
If the camcorder stays inactive for a long period of time, it may
automatically shut down due to the Auto-Off setting.
Setting language
1. Power on the camcorder.
2. Press the MODE key to enter the MODE menu.
3. Use the Joystick switch to select the Setting
mode and press OK to enter the menu screen.
4. Use the Joystick to select the Language item,
and then Press OK to confirm.
5. Move the Joystick up/down to select a language.
6. When done, press OK to confirm the setting.
Setting time
1. Power on the camcorder.
2. Press the MODE key to enter the MODE menu.
3. Use the Joystick switch to the Setting mode and press
OK to enter the menu screen.
4. Use the Joystick to select the Date & Time item, and
then Press OK to confirm.
5. Move the Joystick up/down to adjust value. Move the
Joystick left/right to shift between fields.
6. When done, press OK to confirm the setting.
Reading LCD indicators
00:00:05
00:06:40
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Mode icon
Remaining recordable time
Video resolution
While Balance mode
Picture resolution
Exposure mode
LED lights mode
Flash mode
Macro mode
Histogram mode
Battery life
Selftimer mode
Zoom ratio indicator
NightShot mode
SD card inserted
Recording time
The LCD will display 16:9 ratio while setting as HD (720P) video
resolution.
The LCD will display 4:3 ratio while setting as D1 (480P) or CIF
video resolution. (Please refer to the page 7 for more detailed
instructions.)
Basic Operations
Recording a video clip
1. Adjust the focus:
Normally the camcorder can auto focus without adjusting
focus. If you want to take close-up pictures, you can push the
Up button to switch to Macro mode ( ).
Note: Please make sure your memory is inserted before
recording.
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30cm ~
(12” ~ )
5cm ~ 30cm (2” ~ 12”)
* At 1.5X fixed zoom
Zoom in
2. Zooming:
Move the Zoom button up or down to zoom in or zoom out the
screen. The optical magnification is 3X.
3. Press the Record button to start recording.
Zoom out
4. Press the Record button again to stop recording.
The zoom function is also available during recording (except in
macro mode).
If the surroundings are dark, you can switch the LED lights mode
to On or Auto to help focus and lighting.
It’s normal that the camcorder will feel slightly warm with
continuous use / recording due to its high performance.
Taking a still picture
1. Adjust the focus:
Normally the camcorder can auto focus without adjusting
focus. If you want to take close-up pictures, you can push
the Up button to switch to Macro mode ( ).
Note: Please make sure your memory is inserted before
recording.
-
30cm ~
(12” ~ )
Zoom in
5cm ~ 30cm (2” ~ 12”)
* At 1.5X fixed zoom
2. Zooming:
Move the Zoom button up or down to zoom in or
zoom out the screen. The optical magnification is
Adjust other advanced settings if necessary.
3X.
Zoom out
If the surroundings are dark, you can switch the LED
lights mode to On or Auto to help focus and lighting.
3. Press the Shutter button half way down and
hold for the camcorder to auto focus. When the
focus frame turns green, press the button fully
down to take a still picture.
focus frame
Due to the sensor capture feature, the LCD preview and ratio of still picture
capture will vary depending upon different video resolution settings.
The image capture of the camera is set where as video resolutions are different.
Video resolution
Preview
Taking pictures
and focusing
HD(1280x720)
16:9 ratio
4:3 ratio
D1(720x480)
4:3 ratio
4:3 ratio
CIF(352x288)
Playing back your recordings
1. Press the MODE button and use the Joystick to switch to
“My Works” mode.
Or press the Play/Pause button (
) on the left side of the
LCD monitor.
2. There are two folders below My works: Video and Picture.
Select Video or Picture, and then press the OK key to enter
the index mode.
3. Operations in playback mode:
File type
How to...
Action
Index mode
Shift between Index
mode and Fullscreen mode
In Index mode, press the OK key to switch to Fullscreen mode. In Full-screen mode, press the MENU
button to switch to Index mode.
Shift between files
1. In Index mode: Use the Joystick to move the
highlight box.
2. In Full-screen mode: Use the Joystick to move
left or right.
Start playing
When selected (in full-screen mode), the file
automatically starts playing.
Pause/Resume
playing
During playing/While paused, press the OK key.
Adjust the volume
level
During playing, use the Joystick to move up or
down.
Stop playing
During playing, press the MENU button.
Return to the
preview screen
Press the Shutter button.
Fast forward
During playing, press the Next ( ) button. To stop,
press the Play/Pause ( ) button.
Fast backward
During playing, press the Previous ( ) button. To
stop, press the Play/Pause ( ) button.
Select the next file
While paused/stopped, press the Next (
Select the previous
file
While paused/stopped, press the Previous (
button.
Zoom in/out
Use the Joystick to move up or down.
Lock/Release zoom
ratio
When the zoom ratio is greater than 1.0x, press
the OK key.
Browse the enlarged
picture
When the zoom ratio is locked, use the Joystick to
browse the picture.
Full-screen mode
Video
Picture
) button.
)
Playing back your recordings on PC
Installing software
Please notice that the recorded videos are .mov format. So you need some
special programs to view the recordings on PC. For first time use, please make
sure you have QuickTime 7.0 player on your PC. If not, Please follow the below
instructions to install the software first.
Please download the QuickTime 7.0 player from the below website:
http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/win.html
OR
Please install the HD-DV DECODER program on the bundled CD.
(* HD-DV DECODER is designed for playing back the .mov files recorded by our
camcorder with Windows Media Player 10 & 11.)
Connecting PC and Save files
After the software is properly installed on your PC, please follow below
procedures.
1. Turn on the camcorder.
2. Connect the camcorder (with SD card inserted) to your computer with the USB
cable.
3. A dialogue window will appear automatically. Please select the item “Open
folder to view files” and click “OK”.
4. If the dialogue window does not appear automatically, you may double click on
“My computer” and open the “Removable Drive”.
5. Double-click on the DCIM file folder.
6. Double-click on the 100MEDIA file folder.
7. Copy the files you wish to keep and save them to the desired location on your
computer.
Connecting the camcorder to TV
Please follow the below instructions to connect your camcorder and
TV via accessory AV cables for real-time display. You can display your
video clips and still pictures on your TV, sharing them with your friends
and family.
Connecting the camcorder to HDTV
HD TV hereby means the TV built-in component input ports, thus can perform HD
(720P) high resolution quality while connected.
HD TV
(green)
(blue)
Component Video in
(red)
(red)
AV OUT
(white)
Component Audio in
<AV cable> (yellow)
HD OUT
(Do not plug in Yellow Cable)
<Component Video cable>
1. Turn on your HD TV.
2. Turn on the Camcorder.
3. Plug one end of the component video cable into the (Component
Video IN) port on the HDTV and the other end into the (HD OUT) port
on Camcorder.
4. Plug one end of the other AV cable into the (Component Audio IN) port
on the HDTV and the other end into the (AV OUT) port on Camcorder.
(Please do not plug in the yellow connector to HDTV’s AV-IN.)
5. Press the input switch mode on HD TV and select “Component Input”.
If you record an HD resolution clip while connected to your HD TV, the TV
display video resolution will down size to D1 (480P) resolution due to data
bit rate, but the recorded file will remain HD (720P) with no change.
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Connecting the camcorder to Standard TV
TV = Traditional CRT TV
AV mode
AV Out
AV-IN
Video
Audio
AV cable
1. Power on the camcorder.
2. Press the MODE key to enter the Mode menu.
3. Use the Joystick switch to the Setting mode and press OK to enter
the menu screen.
4. Use the Joystick to select the TV-out item, and then press OK to
confirm.
5. Move the Joystick up/down to select NTSC or PAL.
NTSC or PAL system is different across countries, please refer to
page 14 for the Flicker Setting table.
6. When done, press OK to confirm the setting.
7. Press the Shutter key to return to the preview screen.
8. Connect the audio and video ends of the AV cable (yellow/white/red
color) to the TV “AV-IN” jacks.
9. Connect the other end of the AV cable to the “AV out” port on your
camcorder.
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Advanced Operations
Menu operation
The menu items provide several options for you to fine-tune your camera functions.
The following table gives details on menu operations.
How to...
Action
Bring up the menu
Press the MENU button.
Move the highlight bar
Use the Joystick to move up or down.
Enter sub-menu/Confirm an item
Press the OK key.
Exit menu/Go back to upper menu
Press the MENU button (when in sub-menu).
Menu items in Camera mode
Power-on → Press the Menu button.
Item
Video
resolution
Picture
Resolution
NightShot
Option
Set the video resolution to HD (1280x720 pixels).
D1
Set the video resolution to D1 (720x480 pixels).
CIF
Set the video resolution to CIF (352x288 pixels).
3M
Set picture resolution to 3 mega pixels.
5M
Set picture resolution to 5 mega pixels.
On/Off
Auto
WB
Enabling this setting allows you to take a photograph with
a dark background. Since the shutter speed will slow down
when taking photographs at a dark place, we recommend
using a tripod to eliminate blurring from hand shake.
Warning: Noise increases when Night Shot is enabled.
The camera automatically adjusts white balance.
Sunny
This setting is suitable for outdoor recording in sunny weather.
Cloudy
This setting is suitable for recording in cloudy weather or
shady environments.
Fluorescent
Tungsten
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Description
HD
This setting is suitable for indoor recording with fluorescent
lamp lighting, or environments with high color temperature.
This setting is suitable for indoor recording with incandescent
lamp lighting, or environments with low color temperature.
Menu items in Camera mode (continued)
Item
Option
Description
On
Flashlight
The flash is forced to fire in every shot.
Auto
The flash automatically fires when the lighting is insufficient.
Off
Video light
The flash is disabled.
On/Auto/Off
Normal
Effect
B&W
Classic
This setting allows you to add extra light when the lighting is
insufficient during recording video clips.
Make recordings in natural color.
Make recordings in black and white.
Make recordings in sepia-toned color.
Exposure
-2~+2
Manually adjust the exposure to gain better effect when the
preview image appears too bright or too dark. A positive
value indicates the image will be brighter than usual; while a
negative value makes the image dimmer.
Selftimer
On/Off
Enable/Disable the selftimer. After the selftimer is turned on,
the camera will have ten seconds delay before recording
when the Shutter button is pressed.
Histogram
On/Off
Enable/Disable image histogram display on the screen.
Icon
On/Off
Enable/Disable OSD (on screen display) icons to display on
the screen.
Menu items in Playback mode
Power-on → Press the MODE button → Use the Joystick to switch to My Works
mode → Select Video or Picture folder→ Press the OK button → Press the MENU
button.
Item
Delete One
Delete All
Option
Yes/No
Delete current file.
Yes/No
Delete all pictures and video/audio files stored in the memory.
-
The camera displays images in sequence. Only JPEG pictures and
the first frames of MPEG files will be displayed. You can press the
Menu button to stop the slide show.
Yes/No
Single, multiple, or all files can be locked. A locked file cannot be
erased by a delete function. While the formatting function will erase
all locked/unlocked files.
Slide Show
Lock
Description
* If there are no files in the camera, no items will be seen.
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Menu items in Setting mode
Power-on → Press the MODE button → Enter the Setting (
the MENU button.
Item
Option
Date & Time
-
Beep
On/Off
Enable/Disable beep sound.
50Hz
Set flicker frequency to 50Hz*.
60Hz
Set flicker frequency to 60Hz*.
HDTV
Set TV system compatibility to HDTV. This option is suitable
for HDTV.
NTSC
Set TV system compatibility to NTSC. This option is suitable for
America, Taiwan, Japan, and Korea areas.
PAL
Set TV system compatibility to PAL. This option is suitable for
Germany, England, Italy, Netherlands, China, Japan, and Hong
Kong.
Flicker
TV-out
Description
Set date and time.
Icon
On/Off
Enable/Disable OSD icons to display on the screen.
LCD Bright
-2~+2
Set LCD brightness. A positive value makes the LCD brighter;
while a negative value makes the LCD dimmer.
Format
Auto Off
Language
Default
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) mode → Press
Yes
Format the storage medium. Note that all files stored in the
medium will be gone.
No
Cancel action.
Off
Disable Auto-off function.
1 min
The camera automatically shuts down when staying inactive for
over 1 minute.
3 min
The camera automatically shuts down when staying inactive for
over 3 minutes.
5 min
The camera automatically shuts down when staying inactive for
over 5 minutes.
-
Lets you select the language used for OSD.
Yes
Restore factory defaults. Note that your current settings will be
overridden.
No
Cancel action.
Menu items in Setting mode (continued)
* Flicker settings table:
Region
England
Germany
France
Italy
Spain
Netherlands
Russia
Setting
50Hz
50Hz
50Hz
50Hz
50Hz
50Hz
50Hz
Region
Portugal
America
Taiwan
China
Japan
Korea
Thailand
Setting
50Hz
60Hz
60Hz
50Hz
50/60Hz
60Hz
50Hz
Battery Life Indicator
Icon
Description
Full battery life
Moderate battery life
Low battery life
* The flash strobe and the LED lights will be disabled.”
Empty battery life
Note: To avoid sudden outage of power supply, you are recommended to replace the battery
when the icon indicates low battery life.
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Battery Life
Still picture
Video clip
Number of shots
Recording time (minute)
110
30
* shoot every 30 seconds
** flash is off
*** resolution is set to 5M (2560x1920)
* resolution is set to HD (1280x720 pixels)
Note: This table is for your reference only. The actual battery life depends on your battery type and recharge level.
Storage Capacity
Memory
Video (min.)
Still picture
HD
D1
CIF
3M
5M
SD card (256MB)
7
18
40
230
145
SD card (512MB)
15
36
80
460
290
SD card (1GB)
30
72
160
920
580
SD card (2GB)
60
144
320
1840
1160
SD card (4GB)
120
288
640
3680
2320
Note: The actual value of capacity may vary (up to ± 30%) depending on the color saturation
and complexity of your subject and surroundings.
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Specifications
Item
Description
Model
5 Mega-pixel camera
Image sensor
5 Mega (2592x1944 pixels)
Resolution
Still image: 3M/5M
1280x720 (HD)
720x480 (D1)
352x288 (CIF)
Lens
3X optical zoom lens
File format
MOV, JPEG
Video frame rate
1280x720, up to 30fps
720x480, up to 30fps
352x288, up to 30fps
External memory
SD (256MB ~ 4GB), speed rate 12X above
LCD display
2.4” LCD
TV out
Component out, NTSC/PAL system supported
Interface
USB 2.0
Microphone
Yes
Speaker
Yes
Night shot
Yes (both in still image and video modes)
Battery
NP60 compatible Li-ion rechargeable battery
Note: Specifications are subject to change without notification.
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System Requirements
System requirements are different in different video resolution settings:
Video Resolution
PC system requirements
OS = Windows XP SP2 or above (QuickTime 7.0 or above)
CPU = Pentium 4 3.0GHz or above
HD (1280x720) @30fps
System RAM = 512MB (1GB recommended)
Display card = nvidia Geforece 7600 or ATI X1600 or above
with 256MB of RAM
D1 (720x480) @30fps
OS = Windows 2000/XP or above (QuickTime 7.0 or above)
CIF (352x288) @30fps
CPU = Pentium 4 1.5GHz or above
System RAM = 256MB (512MB or above recommended)
Display card = 64MB (128MB or above recommended)
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