KODAK Webcams

KODAK Webcams
User‟s Manual
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Table of Contents
Introduction ............................................................................................................2
Key Features..........................................................................................................3
What your package includes ..................................................................................3
Computer System Requirements for WINDOWS XP .............................................3
Computer System Requirements for WINDOWS VISTA or WINDOWS 7 .............4
Computer System Requirements for MACINTOSH ...............................................4
A Quick Look at your KODAK Webcam .................................................................5
Using your KODAK Webcam .................................................................................6
Install the Control Center for KODAK Webcams Software .....................................8
Using the Control Center for KODAK Webcams Software ...................................11
Connect mode......................................................................................................13
Monitor mode .......................................................................................................15
Record Video mode ............................................................................................. 19
Take Snapshot mode ........................................................................................... 22
Manage mode ......................................................................................................25
Maintenance of Your KODAK Webcam ............................................................... 29
Sakar Warranty Card ........................................................................................... 30
Technical Support ................................................................................................ 31
Technical Specifications.......................................................................................32
Frequently Asked Questions ................................................................................33
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Introduction
Thank you for purchasing the KODAK P310 Webcam HD. Everything you need to use
your webcam to visually connect with family, friends or colleagues in real time.
Take and share quality digital videos and photo snapshots and upload them to the most
popular social network sites from within the software application.
Please read this manual carefully FIRST in order to get the most out of your KODAK
Webcam.
Important Notice:
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This KODAK P310 Webcam HD is Plug & Play on WINDOWS and
MACINTOSH OS compatible computers (see Minimum System
Requirements section) and does not require a separate driver
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You can use the KODAK Webcam directly with webcam enabled VOIP
applications including SKYPE Software and other popular instant
messengers. These applications provide their own settings for the
webcam
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We recommend installing and using the „Control Center for KODAK
Webcams‟ software in order to get the most out of your webcam
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Discover a world of webcam features that are easy to use and share
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Key Features
 Adjustable clamp to mount the webcam on any LCD monitor
 Control Center for KODAK Webcams software for uploading and managing photos and
videos to or from the most popular photo sharing and social network websites – KODAK
GALLERY, PHOTOBUCKET, FLICKR, YOUTUBE, FACEBOOK, PICASA Web Albums or
MYSPACE
 Built-in microphone and quality graphics combined with state-of-the-art technology provides
an all-in-one webcam solution
 Customized „Movie Maker‟ application for creating your own movies with special effects from
your videos and photos
What your package includes
 KODAK Webcam with built-in USB cable
 Control Center for KODAK Webcams software Installation CD (Includes user manual)
 Quick Start Guide
Computer System Requirements for WINDOWS XP
To be able to use your webcam as well as download photos and videos to your PC, you will
need the following minimum configuration:
 PENTIUM 4 processor or above with WINDOWS XP service pack 2
 512 MB RAM, with 250MB of free disk space
 1024 x 768 Recommended screen resolution
 16-bit color or higher display adaptor
 CD-ROM Drive
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QUICKTIME 6 or higher
MICROSOFT INTERNET EXPLORER 7 or higher
WINDOWS Media Player 10 or higher
DirectX 9 or higher
Computer System Requirements for WINDOWS VISTA or
WINDOWS 7
To be able to download photos and videos to your PC your will need the following minimum
configuration:
 WINDOWS VISTA or 7
 800MHz processor and 512 MB of system memory
 20GB hard drive with at least 15GB of available space
 Support for Super VGA graphics
 Available USB Interface
 CD-ROM drive
 QUICKTIME 6 or higher
 MICROSOFT INTERNET EXPLORER 7 or higher
Computer System Requirements for MACINTOSH OS
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MACINTOSH OS with INTEL processor running MAC OS X v10.5 or later
256 MB RAM, 250 MB free disk space
Display: 1024 x 768 or higher-resolution monitor
QUICKTIME 6 or higher
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A Quick Look at your KODAK Webcam
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Using your KODAK Webcam
To use your KODAK Webcam as a Plug & Play device with the VOIP and instant
messenger application you have installed on your computer, follow these easy
instructions:
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Connect and plug the USB cable attached to the webcam into an available USB
2.0 slot on your computer.
Your KODAK Webcam will power on and the LED will light up.
The first time you plug your webcam into the computer, wait a few moments for
the computer to recognize your KODAK Webcam.
Place the KODAK Webcam on a flat and sturdy surface and swivel the lens in the
direction of the object you wish to capture.
Alternatively, perch and position your KODAK Webcam on any LCD monitor by
opening and adjusting the clamp on the base of the webcam.
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Once in place, you can swivel the webcam left, right, up or down on its base to direct the
lens.
7. Open the VOIP or instant messenger application you have installed on your
computer (example: SKYPE Software) to recognize and setup your webcam.
8. This KODAK Webcam is equipped with an automatically focusing lens. It will
continuously adjust itself to maintain correct focus.
9. If you need to change the webcam settings (Brightness, Contrast, Hue, etc.) to
suit your capture environment, select the webcam`s setup settings option within
the application you are using.
10. Once the image sharpness and clarity is to your satisfaction save these settings
and begin to use your KODAK Webcam with your VOIP, video conferencing or
instant messenger application.
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Install the Control Center for KODAK Webcams Software
Warning: Do not remove the installation CD from the computer until the software
installation is complete.
You must be connected to the internet to install and run the Control Center
for KODAK Webcams software.
1.
Insert the installation CD into your CD-ROM drive. The installation screen should
automatically open.
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2. On PC: The Control Center for KODAK Webcams Installer window appears. If the
window does not appear, open the application‟s CD/DVD drive and click on the
„Control Center for KODAK Webcams‟ to launch the installer.
3. On MAC: Click the icon to install the Control Center for KODAK Webcams.
4. If you do not have internet access at the time of inserting the CD-ROM, connect to
the internet and then click the “Install Control Center for KODAK Webcams”
button to begin the installation.
Note: You do not need to be connected to the Internet to use the webcam with
this application.
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If you have internet access, the “Select your webcam model” window opens.
Select your webcam model from the list and click “Next” to open the next window.
Click “Next” to confirm your webcam model selection and to install the application.
Please wait while the application is being installed on your computer.
Please review the license terms.
On PC and MACINTOSH: Click the “I accept the terms of this license agreement”
and then click “Next” to continue.
10. On PC only: Let the “Control Center for KODAK Webcams” installer create the
folder to where the program will be installed, and then click “Install”.
11. Please wait while the application continues the installation process on your
computer.
12. On PC: Click the “Close” button when the installation is complete.
On Macintosh: Click the “Quit” button when the installation is complete.
13. Click the “Launch Control Center for KODAK Webcams” to open the application.
14. If you closed the application, open and run the application by clicking the desktop
icon (PC) or select the application from the Programs or Applications menu on
your computer.
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Using the Control Center for KODAK Webcams Software
The Control Center for KODAK Webcams software is a custom built application that offers you
an array of features and functions to make the most out of the KODAK Webcam you have
purchased.
Note: The P310HD does not support the Parental Control feature.
Easily access and utilize all the applications you use on your computer from one Control
Center.
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Connect – Click on the “Connect” button on the Control Center for KODAK
Webcams main menu to automatically enable IM and VOIP applications that
support your Web Cam. Open the window to select the video conferencing or
instant messenger you use (example: SKYPE Software)
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Monitor – Click the “Monitor” button on the Control Center for KODAK Webcams
main menu. The application will open to the Webcam Tab / Monitor screen in the
center of which the image of that what the webcam “sees” will appear. Use the
“Controls” options on the right of the preview screen to manually adjust the webcam
display settings
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Record Videos - Click the “Record Videos” button on the Control Center for
KODAK Webcams main menu. The application will open to the Webcam Tab /
Record Videos screen in the center of which the image of what the webcam “sees”
will appear. To start recording a video with sound of this image, click the „Record‟
button at the bottom of the screen
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Take Snap Shots - Click the “Take Snap Shot” button on the Control Center for
KODAK Webcams main menu. The application will open to the Webcam Tab / Take
Snap Shot screen in the center of which the image of what the webcam “sees” will
appear. To take a Photo Snapshot of this image, click the „Snapshot‟ button at the
bottom of the screen
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Manager - Click on the “Manager” button on the Control Center for KODAK
Webcams main menu to open to the Manager Tab to organize your images by
creating albums. View, edit, upload, email or print the images saved on your
computer
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Take a Tour – Click on the “Take a Tour” button on the bottom right corner of the
main menu to open a visual tour of how to use the main features and get the most
out of this Control Center for KODAK Webcams software
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Connect mode
The “Connect” window allows you to launch and automatically enable the following Instant
Messenger (IM) and VOIP applications that support your Webcam
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SKYPE
AOL INSTANT MESSENGER
GOOGLE TALK
YAHOO! MESSENGER
WINDOWS Live IM -PC only
ICHAT AV - MAC only
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Click on the graphic button you want in the center of the screen.
Login - follow the instructions to login to your account if you are not yet logged in.
You will have to sign up to create a new user account if you don‟t have one.
When you are connected to one of the applications, the Control Center for KODAK
Webcams software goes into compact view mode. The application in compact view mode
remains active while the 3rd party software is in use.
Compact View Mode on PC
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Compact View Mode on MAC
The „Brightness‟, „Contrast‟ and „Color Intensity‟ control options are active on PC only and
can be used to change the image that appears while the 3rd party software is in use. Drag
the slider to change the setting(s) as needed.
Important:
The webcam will only appear in one of the applications at a time. To use the
webcam with your VOIP or IM you need to open that application through the
Connect mode.
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Monitor mode
Click the “Monitor” button from the Control Center for KODAK Webcams Main Menu to
open the application to the Monitor mode
 The image of what the webcam „sees‟ appears in the preview window
 Use the Display control on the right of the preview window to adjust the image that
appears on the screen per your specific lighting environment:
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Brightness - Move the “Brightness” slider to the left to lighten
the image or move the slider to the right to darken the image
Contrast - Move the “Contrast” slider to the left to reduce the
contrast in the image or to the right to increase the contrast
Color Intensity (Saturation) - Move the “Color intensity” slider
to adjust the saturation or the intensity of color in a picture
Move the slider to the left to reduce the saturation density and
to the right to increase it
Special Effects - Add special effects to create gray scale, sepia
or invert effects. Select the effect you want from the special
effects drop down menu
Face Detection - The face detection tracking function is used to
allow the camera to zoom and pan automatically in order to
keep the face in the middle of the display at all times
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Click on the “Face Detection” button to enable the
function
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The Webcam Control Center indicates that it is
scanning the face momentarily
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The face is “remembered” and the camera
automatically zooms/pans per the movement of the
face to keep it in the center of the display
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Zoom – Move the Zoom slider to the right or left to enlarge or
reduce the image size as it appear in the preview window
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Pan - The Pan control is inactive by default. After you zoom into
the image, the pan control becomes active. Use the Up, Down,
Left, Right direction arrows to navigate around the zoomed in
image
Motion Detection – In the Record Video mode, the webcam
can be set to automatically activate the record feature if it
senses movement
Video Settings – Click the Video Settings button to open the
Video Settings menu and select the webcam, audio device and
flicker (frequency) control setting
 Video Source – open the Video Source dropdown menu
to select the video device you wish to use
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Note: Use this option to select the KODAK Webcam
you have connected to your computer if the computer`s
built in camera appears by default
 Audio Source – open the Audio Source dropdown menu
to select the audio device you wish to use. The KODAK
Webcam has its own built-in microphone on the back of
the webcam
 Flicker Control – Adjust the lighting flicker control
frequency according to your region
 The Resolution size of the image as it appears on the preview screen can also be
changed
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Click to open the Resolution dropdown menu on the bottom left corner of the
application below the preview window.
Click to select the resolution size from the menu that opens.
The image in the preview window automatically changes to the selected resolution
size.
For more details on how to use the Control Center for KODAK Webcams open the
Help file or click the “Take the Tour” button on the application`s Home page.
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Record Video mode
In the Record Video mode you can use your Webcam to record videos.
1. Set the desired “Brightness”, “Contrast”, “Color Intensify” and “Special Effects” options
as desired (see instructions in “Monitor” section).
2. Select the video resolution you want from the “Resolution” drop down list on the
bottom left corner of the application. You can record videos at variable resolutions.
Note: The default resolution setting for the KODAK P310 Webcam HD is 1280 * 720
(HD) pixels.
3. Select the video compression rate with which the recorded video will be saved, from
the “Compression” drop down list – High, Medium or Low.
Note: The default compression setting for the KODAK P310 Webcam HD is Medium.
The following is a table of the KODAK P310 Webcam HD resolutions and fps (frames
per second) per each resolution setting:
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Resolution
(in pixels)
2048 * 1536
1600 * 1200
1280 * 720 (HD) ( Default)
640 * 480
352 * 288
320 * 240
176 * 144
160 * 120
fps
(frames per second)
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30
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Important: Video recording performance is based on using USB 2.0.
The fps is based on the 60Hz frequency. At a frequency of 50Hz the fps will be
25 for all resolutions except 2048 * 1536 and 1600 * 1200 where the fps is 13.
4. Click the “Record” button on the bottom right of the preview window to start recording
your video. The video counter will begin to count up. The „Record‟ button will appear as
the „Stop‟ button while the video is recording.
5. Click the “Stop” button to stop and automatically save the video to the computer.
6. The new video is saved in AVI format on PC and MOV format on MAC and can be
found in the “Webcam Video” album in the “Videos” tab directory in the Manager mode.
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7. Click the “Upload” button to open the Upload menu. Select the social network site
from the drop down menu and click the “OK” button to login and upload your videos to
your account on that site.
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Once logged in, the videos you recorded will appear in the thumbnail
strip of the upload Wizard window.
To remove a video, right click on the selected video thumbnail and
select the “Remove” option.
Follow all the Upload Wizard instructions
Click the “Upload” button in the Upload Wizard to upload the selected
videos.
For more details on how to use the Control Center for KODAK Webcams open the
Help file or click the “Take the Tour” button on the application`s Home page.
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Take Snapshot mode
In the Take Snapshots mode you can use your webcam to take JPEG photos.
1. Position the webcam and focus in on the object you wish to photograph.
2. Set the desired “Brightness”, “Contrast”, “Color Intensify” and “Special Effects” options
as desired (see instructions in “Monitor” section).
3. Select the photo resolution you want from the “Resolution” drop down list on the
bottom left corner of the application. You can take snap shot photos at variable
resolutions.
Note: The default resolution setting for the KODAK P310 Webcam HD is 2048 * 1536
(3.0M) pixels.
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The following is a table of the KODAK P310 Webcam HD photo resolutions:
Resolution
(in pixels)
4096 * 3072
3072 * 2304
2048 * 1536 (Default)
1600 * 1200
1280 * 720
640 * 480
352 * 288
320 * 240
176 * 144
160 * 120
Important: The resolution is based on using USB 2.0
4. Click the “Snapshot” button on the bottom of the preview window to take the
snapshot.
Note: After clicking the Snapshot button you need to hold the pose for 3 seconds. This is
the delay time that it takes from clicking the button until the webcam takes the photo.
A „3 2 1‟ graphic counter will appear to the left of the Snapshot button. Please do not
move until this counter disappears.
5. The photo is automatically saved to the computer.
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6. The new photo is saved in jpeg format in the “Webcam Snapshot” album and can be
viewed in the “Photos” tab directory in the Manager mode.
7. Click the “Print” button to the right of the „Snapshot‟ button to open the Print wizard.
Select and print all the photos that appear on the thumbnail strip. To remove a photo
from the strip, right click on the selected photo and choose the “Remove” option.
8. Click the “Email” button to open the Email Wizard. Follow all the instructions to select
and email the photos that appear on the thumbnail strip.
To remove a photo from the strip, right click on the selected photo and choose the
“Remove” option.
9. Click the “Upload” button to open the Upload Wizard and menu. Select the social
network site from the drop down menu and click the “OK” button to login and upload
your photos to your account on that site.
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b.
Once logged in, the photos you recorded will appear in the thumbnail
strip of the upload Wizard window.
To remove a photo, right click on the selected photo thumbnail and
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select the “Remove” option.
Follow all the Upload Wizard instructions
Click the “Upload” button in the Upload Wizard to upload the selected
photos.
For more details on how to use the Control Center for KODAK Webcams open the
Help file or click the “Take the Tour” button on the application`s Home page.
Manage mode
Select the Manage button on the Main Menu or click the Manage tab in the application to
open the Manage mode. Organize your images by creating albums, view, edit, email or print
the images saved on your computer. Easily upload your images to your account on popular
social network sites.
There are 2 main tabs – Photos and Videos.
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Photos
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By selecting the Photos tab you will be able to organize the photos on your
computer into albums.
View the photos in Thumbnail or Full Size in the preview window
Rotate the photos with the click of a button.
Import Photos – Click the “Import Photos” button to select and import photos
from your computer to the application.
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Edit photo – Click the “Edit Photo” button to open the Edit Photo wizard to edit
your photo.
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Upload to Social Network Sites – Drag your images from the preview window to
easily upload them to your social network sites.
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Email Photos – Click the “Email Photos” button to open the email wizard to
select and email the photos through the application with the default email that
you use on your computer.
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Print Photos – Click the “Print Photos” button to open the print wizard to select
and print the photos with the default printer connected to your computer.
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Slideshow – Select the “Slideshow” button to view all the photos in the
selected photo album as a slideshow. The Slideshow wizard allows you to add
photos, select the time interval between photos and select background music to
play during the slideshow.
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Videos
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By selecting the Videos tab you will be able to organize the videos on your
computer into albums.
View the videos in Thumbnail, Details or Full Size in the preview window
Import Videos – Click the “Import Videos” button to select and import videos
from your computer to the application.
Get Videos from camera – Click the “Get Videos from Camera” button to
import images from USB removable devices connected to the computer.
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5.
Take Snapshot – Select a video to play. While the video is playing click the
“Take Snapshot” button to capture a photo snapshot from the video. The photo
is saved to the computer.
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Movie Maker – Select the “Movie Maker” button to open this custom built Movie
Maker application, to edit and create your own movies with the videos and
photos that you have on your computer.
For more details on how to use the Control Center for KODAK Webcams open the
Help file or click the “Take the Tour” button on the application`s Home page.
Maintenance of Your KODAK Webcam
The KODAK Webcam is a delicate instrument- please handle it with care.
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Sakar Warranty Card
This warranty covers for the original consumer and product purchased only and is not
transferable. Products that fail to function properly UNDER NORMAL USAGE, due to
defects in material or workmanship will be repaired at no charge for parts or labor.
This warranty is valid for a period of one year from the date of purchase
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What Is Not Covered By Warranty:
Damages or malfunctions not resulting from defects in material or workmanship and
damages or malfunctions from other than normal use, including but limited to, repair by
unauthorized parties, tampering, modification or accident.
What To Do When Service Is Required:
When returning your defective product (postage pre-paid) for service, your package
should include:
1. Copy of original bill of sale
2. A detailed written description of the problem.
3. Your return address and telephone number (Daytime)
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MAIL TO ADDRESS BELOW:
In the U.S.
Sakar International
Attention: Service Department
195 Carter Drive
Edison, NJ 08817
In the U.K.
Sakar UK
2D Siskin Parkway East
CV3 4PE, UK
Technical Support
For technical support issues please visit our website at www.sakar.com/kodaksupport.
You can find manuals, software and FAQ‟s at the website. Can‟t find what you are
looking for?
For phone support please call, toll free 1-800-763-8491 in the US, or 0-800-917-4831 in
the UK.
This device complies with the part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject 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.
Caution: changes or modifications 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 limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the
FCC Rule. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installati on. This
equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with instructions may
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 experienced radio/ TV technician for help.
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Technical Specifications
Image Sensor
1/4” Color Progressive CMOS
Video Resolutions
Audio
2048*1536, 1600*1200, 1280*720 HD (Default), 640*480,
352*288, 320*240, 176*144, 160*120
4096*3072, 3072*2304, 2048*1536 (Default), 1600*1200,
1280*720, 640*480, 352*288, 320*240, 176*144, 160*120
Built-in Microphone
Lens
Auto Focus: F2.8, f=3.85mm 4P
Depth of field
10cm to infinity
Video Format
AVI (PC) and MOV (MAC)
Photo Format
JPEG
Flicker Control Frequency
None, 50Hz, 60Hz
Video Frame rate
Exposure
30 frames per second at 60Hz (15 fps @ 2048*1536 and
1600*1200)
25 frames per second at 50 Hz (13 fps @ 2048*1536 and
1600*1200)
Auto
White Balance
Auto
Snapshots
By software
Power source
From USB Port
Computer interface
USB 2.0 for best performance
Operating systems
WINDOWS XP / VISTA / WINDOWS 7 / MAC X 10.5 or
higher
Photo Resolutions
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I have connected my KODAK Webcam to my computer, but when I open the application I
see the image that the inbuilt camera on my laptop “sees”.
What do I do to activate the KODAK Webcam?
In order to set your KODAK Webcam as the default webcam on your computer:
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Select the “Video Settings” button on the Control Display in the
Control Center for KODAK Webcams application.
From the “Video Source” dropdown menu select the KODAK
Webcam from the list.
From the “Audio Source” dropdown menu select the “Audio Device”
option to select the KODAK Webcam`s built-in microphone.
Click “OK” to save your KODAK Webcam as the default webcam on
your computer.
Q: If I have a MAC, will the device work?
Yes. This webcam is Plug & Play with both WINDOWS and MACINTOSH OS computers and
does not require a separate driver (see Minimum System Requirement section).
Q: If the webcam does not work?
Make sure you have connected the camera correctly into an available USB port.
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