User Guide

User Guide
User Guide
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First Edition: July 2016
Document Part Number: 906502-001
Table of contents
1 Getting to know your webcam ........................................................................................................................ 1
Components ........................................................................................................................................................... 1
Software overview ................................................................................................................................................. 1
System requirements ............................................................................................................................................ 2
Quality and performance ....................................................................................................................................... 2
Installation ............................................................................................................................................................. 2
2 Using HP Webcam Control Center .................................................................................................................... 3
Starting a video call ............................................................................................................................................... 3
Recording video or capturing still photos ............................................................................................................. 3
Configuring settings ............................................................................................................................ 3
Recording video ................................................................................................................................... 4
Capturing still photos .......................................................................................................................... 5
3 Troubleshooting ............................................................................................................................................ 6
4 Specifications ............................................................................................................................................... 8
Operating environment ......................................................................................................................................... 8
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Getting to know your webcam
Components
Component
Description
(1)
Power light
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On: The webcam is on.
(2)
Video Record button
Records video. To stop recording video, press the button again.
(3)
HP Instant Chat button
Opens a video chat program.
(4)
Snapshot button
Captures still photos.
(5)
Internal microphone
Records sound.
(6)
USB connector
Connects the webcam to a computer.
(7)
Adjustable clip/stand
Connects the webcam to a monitor or enables it to stand on a
flat surface.
See the product label for the HP product number and serial number.
For HP support, go to http://www.hp.com/support.
Software overview
The disc that comes with your webcam includes the following software:
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Webcam drivers—Enable your webcam to operate with optimum performance.
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Video Call Quick Launch—Helps you set up the webcam to communicate with your chat program.
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Video/photo capture program
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HP Webcam Control Center—Enables you to access all of your webcam functions from a single location
on your desktop.
Components
1
Go to http://www.hp.com/support to download the latest versions of HP programs and drivers.
System requirements
The webcam can record video up to 1080p resolution at 30fps.
To use your webcam with the included software, your computer must meet the following minimum system
requirements:
NOTE: To ensure compatibility, verify that your computer meets the minimum system requirements of your
video chat program.
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Windows® 10, Windows 8.1, or Windows 7
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Intel® or AMD 1 GHz processor; 1.6 GHz dual-core processor recommended
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1 GB RAM minimum; 2 GB RAM recommended
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230 MB free hard drive space required for program installation
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USB 2.0 high-speed port
Quality and performance
The image quality and video performance are impacted by the following factors:
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The amount of light on the subject
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The webcam resolution setting
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The performance of the computer
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The bandwidth of the Internet connection, especially for chat
If you are experiencing slow or choppy video or washed out color, add a small lamp to the area that is not
visible in the frame. This lights the viewing area of the webcam and helps to provide more lifelike video and
more accurate color.
Installation
To install the webcam software on your computer:
2
1.
Insert the included disc into your optical drive. The Installation Wizard opens.
2.
Select your language, and then select OK.
3.
Select Next.
4.
Accept the End User License Agreement (EULA).
5.
Either specify a location for the software installation, or select Next.
6.
Select Install.
7.
Select Finish.
Chapter 1 Getting to know your webcam
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Using HP Webcam Control Center
You can use the HP Webcam Control Center to access all software included with the webcam.
To access webcam software:
1.
Select the Features icon.
2.
Select one of the following options:
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Start a Video Call—Launches HP Webcam Video Quick Call Launch.
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Take Video or Photos—Launches HP Webcam 4310 Software.
Starting a video call
In HP Webcam Video Quick Call Launch, you can launch installed video chat programs, as well as install and
then launch common video chat programs.
Supported video chat programs include:
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Skype®
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Google™ Hangouts
To start a video call:
1.
2.
In HP Webcam Video Quick Call Launch, select one of the following:
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Installed Video Chat—Displays all supported, installed video chat programs
●
Download & Install—Displays all supported video chat programs that are not currently installed
Select a program. If it is installed, it launches. If it is not installed, it opens in your default web browser.
You can also start a video chat by pressing the HP Instant Chat button on the webcam.
Recording video or capturing still photos
In HP Webcam Control Center, selecting Take Video or Photos opens HP Webcam 4310 Software, which
enables you to record video and capture still photos.
If necessary, select a webcam under Select webcam.
Configuring settings
1.
In HP Webcam 4310 Software, select Settings.
2.
Configure the following settings as needed:
●
Video Settings—Configure the following settings for recording video as needed:
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Video Path—Select a path to a location to store your videos. You can either use the default
location or select the browse button to select an alternate location.
—
Select Audio Device—Select a device to use to record audio with the webcam. For best
results, select the microphone built into the webcam.
Starting a video call
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Select Video Format—Select the format used to record the video. The options are AVI and
WMV.
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Resolution—Select the resolution of the videos you capture. A higher resolution provides
better image quality, but uses more memory.
—
Preselect Record Time—Select this option to set the amount of time the webcam records a
video. Clear this option to require that you manually stop the video recording. By default, this
option is not selected.
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Video Duration—Select the length of time, in minutes, that the webcam records a video. This
option is enabled only if Preselect Record Time is selected.
Image Settings—Configure the following settings for taking photos as needed:
—
Image Path—Select a path to a location to store your images. You can either use the default
location or select the browse button to select an alternate location.
—
Burst Image Count—Select the number of consecutive still images to take when you use the
Burst option to capture still photos. You can select a number between 2 and 9 inclusive.
—
Burst Image Interval—Select the amount of time in seconds that elapses between each
image taken when you use the Burst option to capture still photos.
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Facebook Settings—Enter your Email Address and Password for your Facebook account.
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Advanced Settings—Access standard Windows webcam settings, such as brightness, contrast,
hue and frequency. You can either adjust settings manually or select Auto to detect a setting
automatically.
NOTE: Make sure that PowerLine Frequency (Anti Flicker) is set to the power line standards of
your country. The available settings are 50 Hz and 60 Hz. An improper setting might result in lines
disrupting the image.
3.
After the configuration is complete, select OK.
Recording video
1.
In HP Webcam 4310 Software, select Record Video.
2.
After the video is recorded, the video capture window is displayed. You can save the video, upload the
video to Facebook, or delete the video using the following buttons:
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Save this video to a file—Browse to a folder, and then save the video file.
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Upload this video to Facebook—Logs in to Facebook, and then uploads the video file.
NOTE: To use this option, you must enter your Facebook credentials in the settings. See
Configuring settings on page 3.
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Discard the video—Deletes the current video file, and then returns to the HP Webcam 4310
Software main menu.
You can also start recording a video by pressing the Video Record button on the webcam. To stop recording
video, press the button again.
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Chapter 2 Using HP Webcam Control Center
Capturing still photos
To capture a single still photo:
1.
In HP Webcam 4310 Software, select Snapshot. The preview window provides a countdown, and then
the webcam captures a single image.
2.
You can save the image, upload the image to Facebook, or delete the image using the following buttons:
●
Save this image to a file—Browse to a folder, and then save the image file.
●
Upload this image to Facebook—Logs in to Facebook, and then uploads the image file.
NOTE: To use this option, you must enter your Facebook credentials in the settings. See
Configuring settings on page 3.
●
Discard the image—Deletes the current image file, and then returns to the HP Webcam 4310
Software main menu.
You can also capture a still photo by pressing the Snapshot button on the webcam.
To capture multiple still photos in quick succession:
1.
In HP Webcam 4310 Software, select Burst. The preview window provides a countdown, and then the
webcam captures multiple images in quick succession.
2.
You can save the images, upload the images to Facebook, or delete the images using the following
buttons:
●
Save these images to a file—Browse to a folder, and then save the image files.
●
Upload these images to Facebook—Logs in to Facebook, and then uploads the image files.
NOTE: To use this option, you must enter your Facebook credentials in the settings. See
Configuring settings on page 3.
●
Discard the images—Deletes the current image files, and then returns to the HP Webcam 4310
Software main menu..
Recording video or capturing still photos
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Solution
The video is jerky.
Many factors affect video quality, such as lighting, computer processor speed and memory,
and Internet connection speed. If the video is jerky, you can lower the webcam resolution
setting.
To change the resolution:
There are lines interfering with the
image.
1.
In HP Webcam Control Center, select Take Video or Photos.
2.
Select Settings.
3.
Select a lower value for the Resolution setting.
1.
In HP Webcam Control Center, select Take Video or Photos.
2.
Select Settings, and then select Advanced Settings.
3.
Select the appropriate value for your location for the PowerLine Frequency (Anti
Flicker) setting. The available options are 60 Hz and 50 Hz.
My webcam is not connected to my
video chat program.
See Starting a video call on page 3.
The webcam buttons are not working
properly.
1.
In the notification area, select the HP Button Manager icon. If you do not see the icon,
select Start, and then select HP Button Manager.
2.
Restart the program.
I hear an echo or feedback in the
speakers.
If you have already installed all of your video chat programs, select a different video device
in your video chat program. To change video settings in your video chat program, see the
documentation for that program.
Windows 10:
1.
Right-click the Speakers icon in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar,
and then select Sounds.
2.
On the Playback tab, select your speaker, and then select Properties.
3.
On the Levels tab, configure the output level.
4.
Select OK.
5.
On the Recording tab, select your microphone, and then select Properties.
6.
On the Levels tab, configure the input level.
7.
Select OK.
8.
Select OK.
Windows 8.1:
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Chapter 3 Troubleshooting
1.
From the Start screen, type control panel, and then select Control Panel,.
2.
select Hardware and Sound, and then select Sound.
3.
On the Playback tab, select your speaker, and then select Properties.
4.
On the Levels tab, configure the output level.
5.
Select OK.
6.
On the Recording tab, select your microphone, and then select Properties.
Problem
Solution
7.
On the Levels tab, configure the input level.
8.
Select OK.
9.
Select OK.
Windows 7:
I am having trouble using the webcam
with Skype.
1.
Select Start, select Control Panel, and then select Sound.
2.
On the Playback tab, select your speaker, and then select Properties.
3.
On the Levels tab, configure the output level.
4.
Select OK.
5.
On the Recording tab, select your microphone, and then select Properties.
6.
On the Levels tab, configure the input level.
7.
Select OK.
8.
Select OK.
Make sure that you have installed the latest version of Skype.
In Skype, make sure that the video device and microphone device are set to the webcam.
For instructions on configuring video and audio settings in Skype, see the Skype
documentation.
I see a blank screen with static when I
run Skype.
In Skype, make sure that the video device is set to the webcam.
The webcam microphone does not work
with Skype.
In Skype, make sure that the microphone device is set to the webcam and increase the
microphone volume, if necessary.
For instructions on configuring video settings in Skype, see the Skype documentation.
For instructions on configuring audio settings in Skype, see the Skype documentation.
I have more than one USB Video Device
option. Which one do I use?
You have more than one USB Video Device option if you have more than one video device
connected to your computer. Select an option, and then attempt to use your webcam. If the
webcam works, you selected the right option. If the webcam does not work, try another
option until you find the option associated with your webcam.
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Specifications
Operating environment
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Factor
Metric
U.S.
Temperature, operating
5°C to 40°C
41°F to 104°F
Temperature, nonoperating
-20°C to 60°C
-4°F to 140°F
Relative humidity (noncondensing),
operating
10% to 80%
10% to 80%
Relative humidity (noncondensing),
nonoperating
5% to 85%
5% to 85%
Chapter 4 Specifications
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