WebCam Monitor
USB MiniCam for Mac
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Introduction
Thank you for purchasing the LINDY USB MiniCam. This MiniCam is a high-resolution web camera with a
built-in microphone. A single USB cable connects the camera to your computer for audio and video, so
there’s no need for a separate untidy microphone cable.
Features
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USB Webcam with high quality 350k Pixel CMOS sensor for smooth, clear images
Built-in USB microphone
Allows you to capture still pictures, video and audio
Ideal for use with video conferencing software
Adjustable focus glass lens: 3cm to infinity
Resolution: up to 640 x 480
Captures video at up to 30fps
Snapshot function
Flexible neck for easy positioning
IR and white illumination LEDs for use in low light conditions
Interface: USB 1.1 Full Speed, USB 2.0 compatible
Software compatibility: Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP & Mac OS X v10.1 or later
Mac system requirements: PowerPC G3/G4/G5 or Intel based Mac with a minimum 128MB RAM
Package Contents
ƒ USB 2.0 MiniCam
ƒ Driver and Manual CD
Product Information
Snapshot button
Lens
Microphone
White LED on/off
button
Infra red LEDs
White LEDs
Installation
Important! Install the drivers BEFORE connecting the camera to your Mac.
1. Insert the driver CD, the installation application will automatically launch.
2. Click the installation application, and follow the on-screen instructions to install the MiniCam driver
software.
3. When the installation software has installed, connect the MiniCam to a USB port on your Mac.
4. The WebCam Monitor icon will be placed on your desktop, click on it to launch the application.
Configuration
About WebCam Monitor
WebCam Monitor is a Mac OS X application that can
preview and record video from your USB MiniCam.
Monitor Window
Once the application has launched, you will see a
monitor window. The window will display the output
from the MiniCam. You can rotate the camera lens
to focus and switch the white LEDs on for use in low
light conditions.
Rotate the
lens to focus.
Press this button to switch the
white LEDs on; press again to
switch off.
Configuration
Setting up the microphone
Open System Preferences from the Apple menu, choose Sound and select Input. Ensure that USB
Camera is the selected device for sound input.
You can adjust the input
level using this slider.
Configuration
The Monitor Menu
The Monitor menu allows you to adjust various parameters.
From the Monitor menu you
can adjust the video settings
(see the next page)
To record video and audio,
make sure these options
are both ticked
You can resize the monitor
window using these options
Configuration
Video Settings
There are four panels in the video window: Adjustments, Compression, SN9C102p (i.e. name of your
webcam), and Source.
Adjustments Panel
Use these sliders to
adjust the various
different parameters.
Use this button to restore the
above settings back to default.
Configuration
Compression Panel
These settings allow
you to adjust the
compression format
and quality before
capturing the video
You can preview the effect that
changes to the compression settings
make by selecting Compression from
the drop-down menu here.
Here you can increase
or decrease the video
capture frame rate
(the higher the frame
rate, the smoother the
captured video)
Configuration
Webcam Panel (named depending on your webcam) - Image Settings
Click here to switch between the
Image and Digital Zoom settings.
Here, you can change the Gamma,
Exposure time and White Balance
settings. For most purposes, the
default settings should not need to
be changed. If you make changes
you can click the Default button to
restore the default settings.
You can select a different video capture
resolution from the drop-down list.
Change the frequency to
reduce monitor flicker
This setting allows you to switch
the infra red LEDs on or off.
Note: infra red LEDs are not visible
to the naked eye.
These check boxes allow you to
flip and rotate the image.
Configuration
Webcam Panel - Digital Zoom
Use these controls to
zoom in and out, and
pan up and down.
Configuration
Source
If you have multiple video devices
attached to your Mac, you can choose
the source device that you want the
monitor window to display
You can set the format here. Choose
from: NTSC, PAL and SECAM.
Configuration
Sound Settings
From the Monitor menu, select Sound Settings... to adjust various sound parameters including the
Sample and Compression settings.
Ensure that USB
Camera is selected
as the source device.
You adjust the
microphone input and
volume levels here.
Also you can turn the
speaker on or off.
Switch it off to avoid
audio feedback during
recording.
Recording & Capture
Recording a Capture File
There are two options for the record function: Record Without Hogging Machine and Record until
Mouse Click. The captured file can be accessed from the location you select in the steps below. Double
click the file to launch Quicktime and view the captured video.
1.
When you select
this option, a dialog
box will appear.
2.
In the dialog box, input the
name and desired location for the
recorded video.
3.
When you want to finish recording, choose
the Stop Recording option from within the
Monitor menu.
Recording & Capture
4.
If you select Record Until Mouse
Click, again the dialog box will appear.
5.
In the dialog box, input the
name and desired location for the
recorded video.
6.
To finish recording, simply
click the mouse button. A window
will appear to confirm the movie
has been recorded!
Recording & Capture
Snapshot Function
1. Press the button on the side of the MiniCam to take a photo snapshot.
2. A new Preview window will appear showing the
photo. Select File > Save As... to save the image.
Press this button to
take a snapshot
WEEE (Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment),
Recycling of Electronic Products
United Kingdom
In 2006 the European Union introduced regulations (WEEE) for the collection and recycling of all waste electrical and electronic equipment. It is no longer allowable to
simply throw away electrical and electronic equipment. Instead, these products must enter the recycling process.
Each individual EU member state has implemented the WEEE regulations into national law in slightly different ways. Please follow your national law when you want to
dispose of any electrical or electronic products.
More details can be obtained from your national WEEE recycling agency.
Germany / Deutschland
Die Europäische Union hat mit der WEEE Direktive umfassende Regelungen für die Verschrottung und das Recycling von Elektro- und Elektronikprodukten geschaffen.
Diese wurden von der Bundesregierung im Elektro- und Elektronikgerätegesetz – ElektroG in deutsches Recht umgesetzt.
Dieses Gesetz verbietet vom 24.März 2006 an das Entsorgen von entsprechenden, auch alten, Elektro- und Elektronikgeräten über die Hausmülltonne! Diese Geräte
müssen den lokalen Sammelsystemen bzw. örtlichen Sammelstellen zugeführt werden! Dort werden sie kostenlos entgegen genommen. Die Kosten für den weiteren
Recyclingprozess übernimmt die Gesamtheit der Gerätehersteller.
France
En 2006, l'union Européenne a introduit la nouvelle réglementation (WEEE) pour le recyclage de tout équipement électrique et électronique.
Chaque Etat membre de l’ Union Européenne a mis en application la nouvelle réglementation WEEE de manières légèrement différentes. Veuillez suivre le décret
d’application correspondant à l’élimination des déchets électriques ou électroniques de votre pays.
Italy
Nel 2006 l’unione europea ha introdotto regolamentazioni (WEEE) per la raccolta e il riciclo di apparecchi elettrici ed elettronici. Non è più consentito semplicemente
gettare queste apparecchiature, devono essere riciclate.
Ogni stato membro dell’ EU ha tramutato le direttive WEEE in leggi statali in varie misure. Fare riferimento alle leggi del proprio Stato quando si dispone di un apparecchio
elettrico o elettronico.
Per ulteriori dettagli fare riferimento alla direttiva WEEE sul riciclaggio del proprio Stato.
CE Statement
This device complies with the European Regulations for Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) of the European Union and it is equipped with the CE mark. This unit has to be used with high quality shielded
connection cables. Only if these high quality shielded cables are used can it be sure that the EMC compatibility is not adversely influenced.
FCC Statement
Shielded cables must be used with this equipment to maintain compliance with radio frequency energy emission regulations and ensure a suitably high level of immunity to electromagnetic disturbances.
FCC Warning
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 Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference in a residential installation. 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 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:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna
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Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver
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Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected
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Consult the dealer or an experienced technician for help
You are cautioned that changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void your authority to operate the equipment.
LINDY No’s 42803, 42804
Mac Manual, 1st Edition July 2006
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