AIPTEK Pocket DV4500 User's Manual

AIPTEK Pocket DV4500 User's 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. Avoid using batteries of different brands or types at the same
time. This may lead to the potential for serious damage.
7. Remove batteries during long periods between usage, as
deteriorated batteries may affect the functionality of the
camera.
8. Remove batteries if they show signs of leaking or distortion.
9. Use only the accessories supplied by the manufacturer.
10. Keep the camera out of the reach of children.
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Table of Contents
Welcome
1
Safety Notice
1
Table of Contents
2
Camera Parts
5
Getting Started
6
Loading the batteries
6
Inserting the SD/MMC card (optional)
7
Attaching the wrist strap (optional)
8
How to hold your camera
9
How to open the connector cover
9
Using the tripod (optional)
10
Basic Operations
12
Turning on your camera
12
Turning off your camera
12
Setting the language
13
Recording a video clip
14
- How to record a video clip
- Setting the focus
- Zooming
- Selecting metering modes
14
15
15
16
Taking a still picture
17
- How to take a still picture
- Using flash strobe
17
18
- Zooming
- Selecting metering mode
18
18
Recording a voice clip
19
Playing back your recordings
20
- Full-screen view
- Thumbnail view
20
21
- Reviewing a still picture
- Playing back a video or audio clip
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23
Switching on/off the OSD display
24
Connecting the camera to your TV
25
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Table of Contents
Advanced Operations
26
Menu access and operations
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Digital Video Camcorder menu
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- Changing the video resolution
- Adjusting exposure compensation
- Applying special effects to video clips
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29
Digital Still Camera menu
30
- Changing picture resolution
- Using the self-timer
- Adjusting the white balance
- Adjusting exposure compensation
- Applying special effects to still pictures
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32
33
34
- Using the date stamp
35
Playback menu
36
- Deleting files
- Viewing file information
- Locking files
- Sorting files
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37
38
39
Playing MP3 music
40
- Copying MP3 files to the camera
- Playing MP3 files
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MP3 menu
42
- Repeat playing
- Setting 3D enhancement
- Setting bass effect
- Viewing MP3 info
- Deleting MP3 files
- Holding button settings
42
43
44
45
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47
Camera Settings
48
Switching to Settings mode
48
Setting the date and time
48
Setting the beep sound
49
Setting the flicker
49
Setting the language
50
Setting auto-off
50
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Table of Contents
Formatting media
51
Restoring default settings
51
Copying Files to Your PC
52
Installing the DV 4500 Driver on your PC
52
Connecting the camera to your PC
54
Copying files to the PC
55
Viewing/Playing files on your PC
57
File location
58
Using PC Camera
60
Installing DV 4500 software
60
Starting the application
60
Using the DV 4500 PC Camera
63
- Recording an AVI movie
- Taking a snapshot
- Configuring Format options
- Configuring Properties options
- Configuring Flicker options
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Addenda
66
Flicker Settings Table
66
LED Event Table
66
Storage Capacity Table
67
Battery Life Table
68
System Message Table
69
Specificatoins
70
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting on USB
71
Aiptek Service
84
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Camera Parts
Microphone
Power button
Mode Dial
Flash strobe
Record/Shutter/Play/Pause button (
Direction buttons (
Focus switch
Lens
)
Menu/OK button (
INDEX button (
)
Self-timer LED
)
)
Connector cover
Battery compartment cover
A/V out connector
Battery compartment
Earphone connector
Memory card slot
USB connector
Strap hook (1)
Strap hook (2)
Status LED
Speaker
LCD panel
LCD display switch (
Mode Dial pointer
)
Tripod socket
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Getting Started - Loading the batteries
Getting Started
Loading the batteries
1. Slide the battery compartment cover
open in the direction as indicated.
2. Place the batteries into the
compartment. Note that the positive(+)
and negative(-) ends cannot be
reversed.
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3. After the batteries are properly
installed, replace the battery
compartment cover.
Do not use different types or brands of batteries at the same time.
Alkaline batteries or rechargeable NiMH batteries are recommended for high
performance.
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Inserting the SD/MMC card (optional)
memory, your camera can store data on a
Secure Digital (SD) card or a MultiMedia card
(MMC). The supported memory size ranges
from 8MB to 512MB.
To insert a SD/MMC card, gently push the card
as indicated until the card reaches the end of
the slot. To remove the card, first gently push
the card. After the card pops up, pull the card
out of the slot.
The SD card comes with a write-protect switch. When the write-protect switch is
set to the Lock position, the card will become non-writable. To ensure that the
camera can operate normally, you should set the write-protect switch to the
Unlock position before inserting the SD card.
Unlock
Lock
Do not remove the SD/MMC card while the camera is processing data (when the LED
indicates red light).
When a SD/MMC card is inserted, the camera will use the card as the main storage
media. Files stored in the camera's built-in memory will become inaccessible until the
SD/MMC card is removed.
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Getting Started - Inserting the SD/MMC card (optional)
In addition to 16MB (128Mbits) of built-in flash
Attaching the wrist strap (optional)
Getting Started - Attaching the wrist strap (optional)
1. Unfasten and separate the strap into
two parts.
2. Thread one part of the strap into the
hook (1) on the back side of the
camera.
3. Thread the other part of the strap into
the hook (2) on the front side of the
camera.
4. Fasten the wrist strap as indicated.
Moving the ring on the strap to the
right will tighten the strap, and vice
versa. Then use the leather wrap to
hold the strap.
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How to hold your camera
illustrated. While taking still pictures or recording video clips, avoid blocking the
lens to retain the best result.
Avoid blocking the lens.
How to open the connector cover
When you want to connect the camera to your PC, TV or earphone, you need to
open the connector cover. Please open the cover gently in the direction as
illustrated below.
Gently pull up the cover.
Open the connector cover.
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Getting Started - How to hold your camera / How to open the connector cover
Please put your hand through the wrist strap and firmly hold the camera as
Using the tripod (optional)
Getting Started - Using the tripod (optional)
Use a tripod to minimize camera
movement and ensure optimal image
Tight
quality, especially while shooting selfportraits or video conferencing.
Loose
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Basic Operations
Basic Operations
Basic Operations - Turning on your camera / Turning off your camera
Turning on your camera
Press and hold down the power button
for 1 second to turn on the camera.
The LED will light up.
If the camera is not turned on after pressing the power button, please check:
1. There are two AA batteries installed in the camera.
2. The batteries have enough power left.
3. The polar(+ -) directions of the installed batteries are correct.
Turning off your camera
Press and hold down the power button
for 1 second to turn off the camera.
The LED will go out.
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Setting the language
When you power on the camera for the first time, the
You can set the LCD display language using the
method below:
1. Set the Mode Dial to the Settings mode, and the
Settings menu will display as illustrated.
2. Use the Up or Down (
Settings
) button to highlight the
Language item.
Time 2003/01/01
Beep
Flicker
Language
3. When the Language item is highlighted, press
the Menu/OK (
Language
) button to enter the sub-
menu. In the sub-menu, use the Up or Down (
button to select a suitable language, and then
press the Menu/OK (
) button to adopt.
4. After all settings are done, you are ready to use
the camera. Set the Mode Dial to other modes
according to your purpose.
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)
Exit
English
German
Basic Operations - Setting the language
LCD display may not be shown in your local language.
Recording a video clip
How to record a video clip
Basic Operations - Recording a video clip
1. Set the Mode Dial to Digital Video Camcorder
mode. The LCD display will show the screen below:
LCD Display
Mode Icon
Zoom ratio
Number of recordings
1.0X
10
00:00:10
Resolution
Recording time
Record / Stop
3. Press the Record/Shutter (
)
button to start recording.
4. Press the Record/Shutter (
)
button again to stop recording.
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Storage media:
: internal memory
: SD/MMC card
Battery life
Recording a video clip (continued)
Setting the focus
(
) for most shooting conditions. Select (
only for close-ups. The focus is adjustable
during recording.
Zooming
While recording, you can press the Up or
Down (
) button to zoom in or zoom
out the picture.
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)
Basic Operations - Recording a video clip (continued)
You can adjust the focus by setting the Focus
Switch. Normally, you should set the focus to
Recording a video clip (continued)
Selecting metering modes
Basic Operations - Recording a video clip (continued)
Under normal condition, the light is automatically measured based on overall
lighting. If the subject of shooting appears too dark and the background too bright,
you can manually select a proper metering mode according to the subject's
position.
Pressing the Right ( ) button repeatedly
will switch the metering mode in the
following order:
Auto g Average g Center g Center-low
g Auto.
Auto mode (no indicator): When the
1.0X
camera is in Auto mode, the camera will
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1.0X
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automatically select the best metering
method for the overall conditions.
Average mode: When in Average mode,
Auto Mode
the camera will measure the lighting
Average Mode
condition within the bracketed area.
Center mode: When under Center mode,
1.0X
10
1.0X
10
the camera will measure the lighting
condition within the central area.
Center-low mode: The camera will focus
Center Mode
the metering on the center-low area.
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Center-low Mode
Taking a still picture
How to take a still picture
The LCD display will show the screen below:
LCD Display
Zoom ratio Number of recordings
Mode Icon
1.0X
10
Storage media:
: internal memory
: SD/MMC card
Flash status
Resolution
Battery life
White Balance
Self-timer status
2. Use the Focus Switch to set focus as appropriate.
3. Press the Record/Shutter (
)
button to take a still picture.
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Basic Operations - Taking a still picture
1. Set the Mode Dial to Digital Still Camera mode.
Taking a still picture (continued)
Using the flash strobe
Basic Operations - Taking a still picture (continued)
Before taking a still picture, you can set to use the flash strobe if the lighting is not
sufficient for your shooting environment.
Pressing the Left ( ) button repeatedly will
switch the flash mode in the following order:
Off g Auto g Off.
Off (
): The flash is disabled.
Auto (
): The flash automatically fires
when the lighting is insufficient.
1. If the battery life icon indicates
, the flash strobe may be disabled due to
insufficient voltage. Please change batteries immediately.
2. You cannot take pictures when the flash strobe is recharging.
Zooming
Before taking a still picture, you can
press the Up or Down (
) button to
zoom in or zoom out the picture.
Selecting metering modes
Before taking a still, you can press the Right ( )
button to select a metering mode. The metering
mode changes in the following order:
Auto g Average g Center g Center-low g Auto.
For a detailed description of each metering mode,
please see page 16.
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Recording a voice clip
1. Set the Mode Dial to Voice Recording mode.
LCD Display
Number of recordings
10
Mode Icon
00:00:10
Recording time
Record / Stop
2. Press the Record/Shutter (
)
button to start recording.
3. Press the Record/Shutter (
)
button again to stop recording.
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Storage media:
: internal memory
: SD/MMC card
Battery life
Basic Operations - Recording a voice clip
The LCD display will show the screen below:
Playing back your recordings
Full-screen view
Basic Operations - Playing back your recordings
The Playback mode allows you to review the files
stored in the SD/MMC card or internal memory.
1. Set the Mode Dial to Playback mode.
LCD Display
Mode Icon
Zoom ratio Current / Total recordings
1.0X
7/10
Storage media:
: internal memory
: SD/MMC card
File type
00:00:10
Left arrow
Playing time
Play / Pause / Stop
2. When you set the Mode Dial to
Playback mode, the last recorded
file will be automatically played.
3. If you want to view other files stored
in the camera, you can use the
Right and Left buttons (
) to
shift between files.
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Right arrow
Playing back your recordings (continued)
Thumbnail view
) button under
switched to thumbnail view. Then you can
use the four direction (
) buttons to
select the file you want to view. Once you
select the target file, press either the
Record/Shutter ( ) button or the INDEX
(
) button to view the file.
LCD Display
File icon
Mode Icon
Current / Total recordings
1/20
There are three file types that you can identify by
the icons on the thumbnails:
: JPG format pictures
: ASF format video clips
: WAV format audio clips
For detailed operations on viewing a still picture,
please see page 22. For detailed operations on
playing a video or audio clip, please see page 23.
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Storage media:
: internal memory
: SD/MMC card
Basic Operations - Playing back your recordings (continued)
If you press the INDEX (
playback mode, the camera will be
Playing back your recordings (continued)
Reviewing a still picture
Basic Operations - Playing back your recordings (continued)
While viewing the picture in full-screen mode,
you can use the
Up or Down (
) button to
zoom in or zoom out the picture.
If you zoom in the picture and then press the Record/Shutter ( ) button, the
zoom ratio will be locked. You can then browse the picture using the direction (
buttons. To unlock the zoom ratio, press the Record/Shutter ( ) button again.
1.0X
1/20
2.0X
Full Screen
1/20
Zoom-lock Screen
While viewing a still picture, the
available function buttons are as
Lock (Unlock)
follows:
Zoom in (Up)
Previous file
(Left)
Next file (Right)
Zoom out (Down)
Menu / OK
Thumbnail view
( ) zoom-lock mode
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)
Playing back your recordings (continued)
Playing back a video or audio clip
clip, pressing the Record/Shutter ( )
button can pause the playing. To resume
playing, press the same button again.
While playing the file, pressing the Up or Down (
volume. If you press the Right or Left (
) button can adjust the sound
) button during playing, you can fast
wind or rewind the video or audio clip.
1/20
1/20
00:00:56
00:00:56
Playing a video clip
Adjusting volume
While playing a video or audio
clip, the available function
Play / Pause
buttons are as follows:
Volume up
Previous file
(Rewind)
Next file (Fast wind)
Volume down
Menu / OK
Thumbnail view
While playing back an video or audio
clip, you must press the Record/Shutter
(
( ) during playing
) button to pause or stop the playing.
Then can you use the Right or Left (
)
button to shift between files.
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Basic Operations - Playing back your recordings (continued)
When playing back the video or audio
Switching on/off the OSD display
When playing back a video clip or
Basic Operations - Switching on/off the OSD display
reviewing a still picture, you can press
the LCD display switch (
) to disable
the OSD display, thus gaining a clearer
view for your display. Press the same
LCD display switch (
button again will switch on the display.
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)
Connecting the camera to your TV
Connect your camera and TV via an AV cable for real-time display. You can display
uploaded, directly on your TV screen to share them with friends and family
members.
Video
Audio
Turn on your TV and switch to AV mode.
Connect the audio and video ends of the AV cable to your TV.
Open the connector cover of your camera. (page 9)
Connect the other end of the video cable to your camera.
Turn on the camera.
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Basic Operations - Connecting the camera to your TV
your video clips, still pictures, audio recordings, as well as the MP3 files you
Advanced Operations
Menu access and operations
Advanced Operations - Menu access and operations
In several modes, you can bring up the menu to fine tune the camera settings by
changing the menu items. The following describes how you can bring up the menu
and perform normal operations to complete an action:
1. Set the Mode Dial to your target mode.
Press the Menu/OK (
) button to
bring up the menu.
2. Press the Up or Down (
) button to
select the target item. Once the target
item is selected, press the Menu/OK
(
) button to confirm the selection.
3. If you want to exit a menu screen, you
can select the Exit (
press the Menu/OK (
) item and
) button, or
you can press the Record/Shutter ( )
button to quick-exit the menu.
In the Voice Recording mode, the Menu/OK (
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) button has no function.
Digital Video Camcorder menu
Changing the video resolution
Before recording a video clip, you can change the resolution to suit your viewing
To change the video resolution:
1. While in Digital Video Camcorder mode, press the Menu/OK (
2. A menu as illustrated on the right will appear.
Press the Up or Down (
) button to highlight
the Resolution item. Once the Resolution item is
highlighted, press the Menu/OK (
) button.
3. A sub-menu as illustrated on the right will appear.
Press the Up or Down (
) button to select a
resolution setting, and then press the Menu/OK
(
) button to apply.
The three items you can choose from are:
640x480: best resolution, suitable for shooting
stable subjects.
352x288: suitable for viewing on TV. The display
quality is similar to VCD.
160x128: low resolution with the smoothest flow.
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) button.
Menu
Exit
Resolution
Exposure
Effect
Resolution
Exit
640x480
352x288
160x128
0.0
Advanced Operations - Digital Video Camcorder menu
preferences.
Digital Video Camcorder menu (continued)
Adjusting exposure compensation
You can manually adjust the exposure to gain better effect when the previewed
Advanced Operations - Digital Video Camcorder menu (continued)
image appears too bright or too dark.
To adjust exposure compensation:
1. While in Digital Video Camcorder mode, press the Menu/OK (
2. A menu as illustrated on the right will appear.
Press the Up or Down (
) button to highlight
the Exposure item. Once the Exposure item is
highlighted, press the Menu/OK (
) button.
3. A sub-menu as illustrated on the right will appear.
Press the Up or Down (
) button to select an item
and then press the Menu/OK (
) button to apply.
The applicable value ranges from -1.5 to +1.5. A
positive value indicates the display will be brighter than
usual; while a negative value makes the display
dimmer. The default setting is 0.0.
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) button.
Menu
Exit
Resolution
Exposure
Effect
Exposure
+0.3
0.0
-0.3
-0.6
0.0
Digital Video Camcorder menu (continued)
Applying special effects to movie clips
When recording a video clip, you can apply a special effect to the clip to add a
To select a special effect:
1. While in Digital Video Camcorder mode, press the Menu/OK (
2. A menu as illustrated on the right will appear.
Press the Up or Down (
) button to highlight the
Effect item. Once the Effect item is highlighted,
press the Menu/OK (
) button.
3. A sub-menu as illustrated on the right will appear.
Press the Up or Down (
) button to highlight an
item, and then press the Menu/OK (
) button to
apply.
The three effects you can choose from are:
Normal: This option allows you to record the
movie in natural color. It is also the default setting.
B / W: This option allows you to record the movie
in black and white.
Classic: With this option selected, the movie will
be sepia-toned, making the movie look like an
old classic film.
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) button.
Menu
Exit
Resolution
Exposure
Effect
Effect
Exit
Normal
B/W
Classic
0.0
Advanced Operations - Digital Video Camcorder menu (continued)
personal touch.
Digital Still Camera menu
Changing picture resolution
Changing the resolution will affect the number of pictures that can be taken. The
Advanced Operations - Digital Still Camera menu
higher the resolution, the more memory-demanding the images will be.
To change the video resolution:
1. While in Digital Still Camera mode, press the Menu/OK (
2. A menu as illustrated on the right will appear.
Press the Up or Down (
) button to highlight the
Resolution item. Once the Resolution item is
highlighted, press the Menu/OK (
) button.
3. A sub-menu as illustrated on the right will appear.
Press the Up or Down (
) button to select an item
and then press the Menu/OK (
) button to apply.
The three items you can choose from are:
2304X1728: the most memory-demanding option.
This resolution is ideal for developing 4x6
) button.
Menu
Exit
Resolution
Self Timer
White Balance
Resolution
Exit
2304X1728
2048X1536
1600X1200
Resolution
640X480
pictures.
2048X1536: the above-average option. This
resolution is ideal for developing 3x5 or 4x6
pictures.
1600X1200: the mediocre option. This resolution
is also suitable for developing 3x5 or 4x6 pictures.
640X480: the most memory-saving option. This
resolution is suitable for viewing on the computer.
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Digital Still Camera menu (continued)
Using the self-timer
This function comes in handy when you want to take a self-portrait picture.
1. While in Digital Still Camera mode, press the Menu/OK (
2. A menu as illustrated on the right will appear.
Press the Up or Down (
) button to highlight the
Self Timer item. Once the Self Timer item is
highlighted, press the Menu/OK (
) button.
3. A sub-menu as illustrated on the right will appear.
Press the Up or Down (
) button to select On and
press the Menu/OK (
) button to apply.
After the self timer is turned on, the camera will have
ten seconds delay before taking a picture when the
Record/Shutter ( ) button is pressed. After the shutter
fires, the self timer will be automatically disabled.
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) button.
Menu
Exit
Resolution
Self Timer
White Balance
Self Timer
Exit
Off
On
Advanced Operations - Digital Still Camera menu (continued)
To enable the self timer:
Digital Still Camera menu (continued)
Adjusting the white balance
You can manually select the white balance setting to suit the shooting
Advanced Operations - Digital Still Camera menu (continued)
environment.
To select a white balance setting:
1. While in Digital Still Camera mode, press the Menu/OK (
2. A menu will appear. Press the Up or Down (
Menu
)
button to highlight the White Balance item. Once
the White Balance item is highlighted, press the
Menu/OK (
) button.
3. Press the Up or Down (
) button to scroll page and
select an item. Then press the Menu/OK (
)
button to apply.
There are five effects you can choose from:
Auto: The camera will determine the best white
balance setting for your shooting environment.
Sunny: suitable for normal outdoor shooting in
sunny weather.
Cloudy: suitable for shooting under cloudy
weather or shady environments.
Tungsten: suitable for indoor shooting with
incandescent lamp lighting, or environments with
low color temperature.
Fluorescent: suitable for indoor shooting with
fluorescent lamp lighting, or environments with
high color temperature.
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) button.
Exit
Resolution
Self Timer
White Balance
White Balance
Exit
Auto
Sunny
Cloudy
White Balance
Tungsten
Fluorescent
Digital Still Camera menu (continued)
Adjusting exposure compensation
You can manually adjust the exposure to gain better effects when the previewed
To adjust exposure compensation:
1. While in Digital Still Camera mode, press the Menu/OK (
2. A menu will appear. Press the Up or Down (
)
button to scroll page and highlight the Exposure
item. Once the Exposure item is highlighted, press
the Menu/OK (
) button.
3. A sub-menu as illustrated on the right will appear.
Press the Up or Down (
) button to select an item
and then press the Menu/OK (
) button to apply.
The applicable value ranges from -1.5 to +1.5. A
positive value indicates the display will be brighter than
usual; while a negative value makes the display
dimmer. The default setting is 0.0.
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) button.
Menu
Exposure
Effect
Date Stamp
Exposure
+0.3
0.0
-0.3
-0.6
0.0
Advanced Operations - Digital Still Camera menu (continued)
image appears too bright or too dark.
Digital Still Camera menu (continued)
Applying special effects to still pictures
You can apply special effects to your pictures to add a personal touch.
Advanced Operations - Digital Still Camera menu (continued)
To select a special effect:
1. While in Digital Still Camera mode, press the Menu/OK (
2. A menu will appear. Press the Up or Down (
)
button to scroll page and highlight the Effect item.
Once the Effect item is highlighted, press the
Menu/OK (
) button.
3. A sub-menu as illustrated on the right will appear.
Press the Up or Down (
) button to select an item
and then press the Menu/OK (
) button to apply.
The three effects you can choose from are:
Normal: This option allows you to take the picture
in natural color. It is also the default setting.
B / W: This option allows you to take the picture
in black and white.
Classic: With this option selected, the picture will
be sepia-toned, making the image look like an old
photo.
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) button.
Menu
Exposure
Effect
Date Stamp
Effect
Exit
Normal
B/W
Classic
0.0
Digital Still Camera menu (continued)
Using the date stamp
Enabling the date stamp will print the date of shooting on the picture.
1. While in Digital Still Camera mode, press the Menu/OK (
2. A menu as illustrated on the right will appear.
Press the Up or Down (
) button to highlight the
Date Stamp item. Once the Date Stamp item is
highlighted, press the Menu/OK (
) button.
3. A sub-menu as illustrated on the right will appear.
Press the Up or Down (
) button to select On and
press the Menu/OK (
) button to apply.
) button.
Menu
Exposure
Effect
Date Stamp
0.0
Date Stamp
Exit
Off
On
After the date stamp is turned on, a date mark will be
printed on the pictures taken.
Before enabling this function, please make sure that the date and time are correctly set
up. See page 48 for more information.
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Advanced Operations - Digital Still Camera menu (continued)
To enable the date stamp:
Playback menu
Deleting files
While reviewing your recordings, you can delete the files that you do not want to
Advanced Operations - Playback menu
preserve.
To delete a file or all files:
1. While in Playback mode, press the Menu/OK (
2. A menu will appear. Press the Up or Down (
) button.
)
button to highlight the Delete or Del All item
depending on your purpose. Once the desired item
is selected, press the Menu/OK (
) button.
3. Depending on the item you select, the corresponding
sub-menu will appear. If you select Delete to delete
one file, you can use the Left or Right (
) button
to shift between files in the sub-menu. Press the Up
or Down (
) button to select the check mark and
then press the Menu/OK (
) button to confirm
the deletion.
Menu
Exit
Delete
Delete All
Info
Delete
Exit
Delete
8/11
Sure?
Delete current file?
Delete All
You can not delete a file that has been locked. Please
Exit
Delete All
Sure?
see page 38 for more information.
Delete all files?
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Playback menu (continued)
Viewing file information
The file information provides you data such as date of recording, file size, and
Advanced Operations - Playback menu (continued)
lock status.
To view the file information:
1. While in Playback mode, press the Menu/OK (
2. A menu will appear. Press the Up or Down (
) button.
Menu
)
button to highlight the Info item. Once the Info item
is highlighted, press the Menu/OK (
) button.
3. An info page of the file will then
Info
appear. Note that the actual
File type
display shown depends on the
Lock icon
file type. You can also press the
Right or Left (
Exit
Delete
Delete All
Info
) button to shift
File size
IMG-0003.jpg
640X480
2003/08/01
158 KB 00:00:30
between files. When you want to
exit, press the Menu/OK (
)
button.
If there is a lock icon (
) on the screen, it indicates the file has been locked.
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File name
Resolution
Date
Recording
time
Playback menu (continued)
Locking files
The locking file function can prevent files from being accidently erased.
Advanced Operations - Playback menu (continued)
To lock a file or all files:
1. While in Playback mode, press the Menu/OK (
2. A menu will appear. Press the Up or Down (
) button.
Menu
)
button to scroll page and highlight the Lock or Lock
All item. Once the desired item is selected, press
the Menu/OK (
) button.
3. Depending on the item you select, the
Lock This?
corresponding sub-menu will appear. If you select
Lock to lock one file, you can use the Left or Right
(
) button to shift between files in the sub-menu.
Press the Up or Down (
Lock
Lock All
Index
Exit
Yes
No
) button to select the
check mark and then press the Menu/OK (
button to confirm the lock action.
)
Lock current file?
Lock All?
Exit
Yes
No
Lock all files?
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Playback menu (continued)
Sorting files
The sorting file function allows you to select the file type you want the camera to
To enable the sorting file function:
1. While in Playback mode, press the Menu/OK (
2. A menu will appear. Press the Up or Down (
) button.
)
button to scroll page and highlight the Index item.
Once the Index item is selected, press the
Menu/OK (
) button.
3. A sub-menu as illustrated on the right will appear.
Press the Up or Down (
) button to select a file
type and then press the Menu/OK (
) button to
confirm the selection. After the file type is
determined, only files of the selected type will be
displayed in the thumbnail mode.
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Menu
Lock
Lock All
Index
Index
ALL
Picture
Video
Audio
Advanced Operations - Playback menu (continued)
display in the thumbnail mode.
Playing MP3 music
Copying MP3 files to the camera
Before you can play MP3 music, you need to
Advanced Operations - Playing MP3 music
copy MP3 files to the camera.
1. To upload MP3 files to the camera, you need
to connect the camera to a PC using the USB
cable. For details on connecting the camera to
your PC, please see page 54.
2. After the camera is connected to the PC, double-click
on My Computer and you will find a removable disk.
Inside the removable disk you can locate a MP3
folder. Then you can copy the desired MP3 files into
the folder for playing.
For MP3 files
To take advantage of the removable disk function, Windows 98SE users may need to
install the USB Mass Storage Driver. For details on the installation, please refer to page
52-53.
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Playing MP3 music (continued)
Playing MP3 files
1. Set the Mode Dial to MP3 mode, and you are
show the screen as below:
LCD Display
Track index
: hold
Current / Total tracks
none: unhold
1/3
Mode icon
Status icon:
: repeat
none: no repeat
0001
track01.MP3
00:04:30
Storage media:
: internal memory
: SD/MMC card
File name
Length
00:00:56
Playing time
Play / Pause / Stop
2. The available function buttons in MP3
mode are as illustrated on the right.
Play / Pause
Volume up
Previous file
(Rewind)
Next file (Fast wind)
Volume down
Menu / OK
( ) during playing
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Advanced Operations - Playing MP3 music (continued)
ready to play MP3 music. The LCD display will
MP3 menu
You can use several functions provided by the MP3 menu. Note that there are no
MP3 files in the camera, the menu cannot be activated.
Advanced Operations - MP3 menu
Repeat playing
You can repeat playing to save the trouble of pressing the play button.
To repeat playing MP3 music:
1. While in MP3 mode, press the Menu/OK (
) button.
2. A menu as illustrated on the right will appear.
Press the UP or Down (
) button to select
Repeat item. Once the Repeat item is selected,
press the Menu/Ok (
) button.
3. A sub-menu as illustrated on the right will appear.
Press the Up or Down (
) button to select Yes,
and then press the Menu/OK (
) button to
confirm the selection.
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Menu
Exit
Repeat
3D Enhance
Bass
Repeat
Exit
Yes
No
MP3 menu (continued)
Setting 3D enhancement
You can enable the 3D enhancement effect to enrich the sound quality.
1. While in MP3 mode, press the Menu/OK (
) button.
2. A menu as illustrated on the right will appear.
Press the UP or Down (
Menu
) button to select 3D
Exit
Repeat
3D Enhance
Bass
Enhance item. Once the 3D Enhance item is
selected, press the Menu/Ok (
) button.
3. A sub-menu as illustrated on the right will appear.
Press the Up or Down (
3D Enhance
) button to select a
desired item, and then press the Menu/OK (
button to confirm the selection:
Strong: The 3D effect is the strongest.
Low: The 3D effect is moderate.
Off: The 3D effect is disabled.
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)
Exit
Strong
Low
Off
Advanced Operations - MP3 menu (continued)
To enable the 3D enhancement effect:
MP3 menu (continued)
Setting bass effect
You can enhance the sound quality by enabling the bass effect.
Advanced Operations - MP3 menu (continued)
To enable the bass effect:
1. While in MP3 mode, press the Menu/OK (
) button.
2. A menu will appear. Press the Up or Down (
)
Menu
button to highlight the Bass item. Once the Bass
item is selected, press the Menu/OK (
) button.
3. A sub-menu as illustrated on the right will appear.
Press the Up or Down (
Bass
) button to select a
desired item, and then press the Menu/OK (
button to confirm the selection:
Strong: The Bass effect is the strongest.
Low: The Bass effect is moderate.
Off: The Bass effect is disabled.
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Exit
Repeat
3D Enhance
Bass
)
Exit
Strong
Low
Off
MP3 menu (continued)
Viewing MP3 info
This item enables you to view the MP3 file information.
1. While in MP3 mode, press the Menu/OK (
) button.
2. A menu will appear. Press the Up or Down (
)
Menu
button to scroll page and highlight the Info item.
Once the Info item is selected, press the Menu/OK
(
) button.
3. A sub-menu as illustrated on
file will be displayed on the
Status icon:
: repeat
none: no repeat
screen. You can also press
the Right or Left (
) button
to shift between files. When
you want to exit, press the
Menu/OK (
Info
Delete
Hold
Info
the right will appear. The
information of the selected
Advanced Operations - MP3 menu (continued)
To enable the bass effect:
) button.
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0001
Filename.MP3
00:03:50
3858 KB
Track index
File name
Length
File size
MP3 menu (continued)
Deleting MP3 files
Deleting MP3 files can free some memory space for other purposes.
Advanced Operations - MP3 menu (continued)
To delete MP3 files:
1. While in MP3 mode, press the Menu/OK (
) button.
2. A menu will appear. Press the Up or Down (
)
button to scroll page and highlight the Delete item.
Once the Delete item is selected, press the
Menu/OK (
) button.
3. A sub-menu as illustrated on the right will appear.
Press the Up or Down (
) button to select Delete,
and then press the Menu/OK (
) button to
confirm the deletion.
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Menu
Info
Delete
Hold
Delete
Exit
Delete
1/3
Sure?
MP3 menu (continued)
Holding button settings
Holding the button settings can prevent current status from being changed, so
To hold button settings:
1. While in MP3 mode, press the Menu/OK (
) button.
2. A menu will appear. Press the Up or Down (
)
button to scroll page and highlight the Hold item.
Once the Hold item is selected, press the Menu/OK
(
) button.
3. A sub-menu as illustrated on the right will appear.
Press the Up or Down (
) button to select Yes,
and then press the Menu/OK (
) button to
Menu
Info
Delete
Hold
Hold
Exit
Yes
confirm the selection.
4. To unlock the status, press any button except the
power button, and a menu will pop up as indicated.
Press the Up or Down (
) button to select Yes,
and then press the Menu/OK (
Unhold?
Exit
Yes
) button to
confirm.
Make sure the settings are correctly configured before activating this function.
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Advanced Operations - MP3 menu (continued)
that you can carry the camera without worrying about the settings being changed.
Camera Settings
Switching to Settings mode
Set the Mode Dial to Settings mode, and you can fine
tune several functions of the camera.
Camera Settings - Switching to Settings mode / Setting the date and time
When you set the Mode Dial to the Settings mode, the
menu as illustrated will display. For details on each
setting, please refer to the corresponding page.
Settings
Settings
page 48
page 49
page 49
page 50
Time 2003/01/01
Beep
Flicker
Language
page 50
page 51
page 51
menu page 1
Auto Off
Format
Default
menu page 2
Setting the date and time
1. While in Settings mode, use the Up and Down
(
) buttons to highlight the Time item, and
then press the Menu/Ok (
) button to
enter the sub-menu.
2. Use the Right and Left (
) buttons to shift
between items. Use the Up and Down (
buttons to adjust the value. When the settings
are done, press the Menu/OK (
) button to
confirm.
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Time
)
2003/01/01
00:00:00
Setting the beep sound
1. While in Settings mode, use the Up and Down
(
) buttons to highlight the Beep item, and
then press the Menu/Ok (
) button to
enter the sub-menu.
) buttons to select On
or Off. When the desired item is selected, press
the Menu/OK (
) button to confirm.
Beep
Exit
On
Off
Setting the flicker
1. While in Settings mode, use the Up and Down
(
) buttons to highlight the Flicker item, and
then press the Menu/Ok (
) button to
enter the sub-menu.
2. Use the Up and Down (
) buttons to select
the desired flicker setting. When the desired
item is selected, press the Menu/OK (
button to confirm.
)
Flicker
Exit
50Hz
60Hz
If you travel to another country, the flicker setting may not suit the country you are
staying in. For more details on flicker settings, please refer to page 66.
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Camera Settings - Setting the beep sound / Setting the flicker
2. Use the Up and Down (
Setting the language
1. While in Settings mode, use the Up and Down
(
) buttons to highlight the Language item,
and then press the Menu/Ok (
) button to
enter the sub-menu.
Camera Settings - Setting the language / Setting the auto-off
2. Use the Up and Down (
) buttons to select a
suitable language. When the desired item is
selected, press the Menu/OK (
) button to
confirm.
Language
Exit
English
German
Setting auto-off
1. While in Settings mode, use the Up and Down
(
) buttons to highlight the Auto Off item, and
then press the Menu/Ok (
) button to enter
the sub-menu.
2. Use the Up and Down (
) buttons to select a
desired item. When the desired item is selected,
press the Menu/OK (
) button to confirm.
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Auto Off
Exit
1Min
3Min
5Min
Formatting media
1. While in Settings mode, use the Up and Down
(
) buttons to highlight the Format item, and
then press the Menu/Ok (
) button to enter
the sub-menu.
) buttons to select
Yes, and then press the Menu/OK (
) button
to confirm.
Format
Exit
Yes
Sure?
Formatting the media will erase all files stored in the SD/MMC card or internal memory.
Note that locked files will also be erased.
Restoring default settings
1. While in Settings mode, use the Up and Down
(
) buttons to highlight the Default item, and
then press the Menu/Ok (
) button to enter
the sub-menu.
2. Use the Up and Down (
) buttons to select
Yes, and then press the Menu/OK (
) button
to confirm.
Restoring default settings will override your current settings.
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Default
Exit
Yes
Return to
init. setting?
Camera Settings - Formatting media / Restoring default settings
2. Use the Up and Down (
Copying Files to Your PC
Installing the DV 4500 Driver on your PC
You need to install DV 4500 Driver to ensure that video clips can be played back
on your PC. To install the software:
Copying Files to Your PC - Installing the DV 4500 Driver on your PC
1. Turn on your computer. Then place the accessory CD into the CD-ROM drive.
Do not connect the USB cable to your computer now.
Shut down all other applications running on your computer.
If the title screen does not appear automatically, please double-click on My Computer
and then the CD-ROM drive. Then browse to the folder "\DV 4500 Driver" and start the
Setup.exe program manually.
2. Click on the
icon to launch the
installation of DV 4500 Driver.
Notice for Windows 2000 users:
During the installation process, the warning message regarding digital signature may
appear twice or more. Please click Yes to continue the process. The software is fully
compatible with Windows 2000 operation system.
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Installing the DV 4500 Driver on your PC (continued)
3. The Install Shield Wizard will then appear and
automatically install the program. Please click on
Next and follow the on-screen instructions to
complete the installation.
program will prompt you to install Windows
Media Player Codecs. If you are not sure if the
codec has been installed in your computer,
please click Yes and follow the on-screen
instructions to complete the installation.
5. After the codec installation is completed, the
program will prompt you to install Direct X 8.0 or
above. If you are not sure if this program has
been installed in your computer, please click Yes
to continue.
Windows Media Player Codecs and Direct X 8.0 or above are necessary for viewing
the video clips recorded by the camera.
6. After the installation is completed, you may need to
restart your computer for the driver to take effect.
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Copying Files to Your PC - Installing the DV 4500 Driver on your PC (continued)
4. After the driver installation is completed, the
Connecting the camera to your PC
1. Turn on your computer, and then
connect the USB cable to the USB
port of your computer. Make sure
the cable and the port are correctly
aligned.
Copying Files to Your PC - Connecting the camera to your PC
2. Set the camera to any mode except Live
(
) mode, and then connect the other
end of the USB cable to your camera.
Notice for Windows 2000/XP/ME users:
If you select DISK mode and then want to disconnect the camera from your computer,
please follow these steps:
1. Double-click
2. Click
on the system tray.
(USB Disk), and then click Stop.
3. Select the camera when the confirmation screen appears and click OK.
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to safely disconnect the camera from your computer.
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Copying files to the PC
1. This step varies depending on your operation
system:
For Windows XP users:
After the camera is connected to your
computer, a dialogue window will appear
folder to view files using Windows
Explorer and click OK.
For Windows 2000/ME/98SE users:
Double-click on My Computer. Then double-click on the icon of the
removable disk that has just appeared.
Some users may find two removable disks appear under My Computer, that is because
the OS detects two storage media in the camera (the internal memory and the SD/MMC
card). If you can not find your files in one of the disks, please try to find them in the other
disk.
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Copying Files to Your PC - Copying files to the PC
automatically. Please select the item Open
Copying files to the PC (continued)
2. Double-click on the DCIM file folder.
Copying Files to Your PC - Copying files to the PC (continued)
3. Double-click on the 100MEDIA file folder.
4. Drag the target file into My Documents or the destination folder.
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Viewing/Playing files on your PC
1. Double-click on My Documents or any other folder that stores your files.
matching the file's type.
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Copying Files to Your PC - Viewing/Playing files on your PC
2. Double-click on the desired file, and the file will be opened by the program
File location
After connecting the camera to your
computer, a removable disk will appear
in your computer. Under the disk you
can find all files stored in your camera.
See the figure in the right to see where
different types of files are located. Note
Copying Files to Your PC - File location
that MP3 format files must be copied
into the MP3 folder, or the camera will
not be able to locate the MP3 files.
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Using PC Camera
Using PC Camera
Installing DV 4500 software
You need to install DV 4500 software to take advantage of the PC camera function.
If you have not yet installed the software, please refer to page 52 for details on
installing the package.
Starting the application
Using PC Camera - Installing DV 4500 software / Starting the application
1. Set the Mode Dial to Live (
) mode.
2. Connect the camera to your computer.
If you want to use the Video Conferencing function, please install programs such as
Netmeeting to serve the purpose.
Notice for Windows ME users:
When the following screen appears, please select
Automatic search for a better driver and click Next
to continue.
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Starting the application (continued)
Notice for Windows 98SE users:
1. Click Next when the following screen appears.
device and click Next to continue.
3. During the installation process, some users might be asked to insert a licensed 98SE
CD into the CD-ROM drive to copy the needed files.
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to finish the installation.
Notice for Windows 2000 users:
When using the PC camera function for the first time, the following warning message may
appear twice or more. Please click Yes to continue the process. The camera is fully
compatible with Windows 2000 operation system.
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Using PC Camera - Starting the application (continued)
2. When the following screen appears, please select Search for the best driver for your
Starting the application (continued)
3. Double-click the DV 4500 icon on the Desktop to start the program. After the
program is started, you can begin to use the PC camera function.
Using PC Camera - Starting the application (continued)
If you cannot find the program shortcut on the desktop, you can start the program from
the Programs menu.
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Using the DV 4500 PC Camera
Preview
Window
Using PC Camera - Using the DV 4500 PC Camera
Start recording a video clip
Start/Stop preview window
Stop recording
Setting
Snapshot
Open album (where files are stored)
Format
Select video source
*
Properties
*
*
* Sub-menu is available.
To view pictures taken by DV 4500 PC Camera, please click on
to open the photo
album. Or, as an alternate option, go to the "Work Temp" folder to find files taken by the
program. The full path is as following:
C:\Program Files\DV 4500\Work Temp
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Using the DV 4500 PC Camera (continued)
Recording an AVI movie
1. Click on the
2. Press
icon.
to specify the path and name of
the AVI file.
3. Set the frame rate and recording time
according to your needs.
4. Press the Start Record button to begin
Using PC Camera - Using the DV 4500 PC Camera (continued)
recording.
5. To stop recording, click on the
icon.
Taking a snapshot
Click on the
icon to take a snapshot.
Configuring Format options
! Color Space:
Select one of the following functions according to your needs.
- RGB 24: This item is for retaining better quality.
- I420: This item indicates the AVI movie will be more
compressed to gain the advantage of faster
processing speed.
! Output Size:
Set output size to change the size of the
preview window. The default size is
320x240. Select larger pixels when you
need a larger preview window.
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Using the DV 4500 PC Camera (continued)
Configuring Properties options
! Video setting:
- Banding Filter: If the screen of your
computer flickers when using PC
Camera function, change this setting to
avoid noise.
- Bandwidth: If the network bandwidth
select a smaller value in the
"Bandwidth" item to avoid this problem.
! Custom setting:
You can use the default settings, or
change the settings (such as
brightness, contrast, saturation, and
sharpness) on your own.
Configuring Flicker options
If you take your camera abroad, and find
the screen of your computer flickers
when using PC Camera function, please
check the Cancel Flicker box to prevent
noises from appearing on the screen. Or,
you can refer to the Flicker Settings
Table (p. 66) for proper flicker value that
suits the country you are staying.
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Using PC Camera - Using the DV 4500 PC Camera (continued)
is congested when using PC Camera,
Addenda
Flicker Settings Table
Country
England
Germany
France
Italy
50Hz
60Hz
Spain
Netherlands
50Hz
50Hz
50Hz
Korea
60Hz
Setting
50Hz
Country
Portugal
America
Taiwan
China
Japan
Setting
50Hz
60Hz
60Hz
50Hz
50/60Hz
* The flicker setting is based on the frequency standard of your
local power supply.
LED Event Table
Condition
LED color
Meanings
Status
(Status LED)
Red
Busy (storage, or capture)
Green
Ready (waiting for command)
Flash
(Status LED)
Red
Charging flash
Green
Ready (waiting for command)
Data
transformation
(Status LED)
Red
Data transformation
Green
Ready (waiting for command)
Self-Timer
(Self-Timer LED)
Red (regularly)
Counting
Red (rapidly)
Capturing the picture
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Addenda
Storage Capacity Table
Still picture
Memory
*
All
Maximum
resolutions
Flash memory (16MB)
10
20
30
48
3-7 min
1 hr
SD/MMC card (32MB)
20
40
60
96
6-14 min
2 hr
192
12-28 min
4 hr
SD/MMC card (64MB)
*
Video Clip Audio Clip
2304x1728 2048x1536 1600x1200 640x480
40
80
120
SD/MMC card (128MB)
80
160
240
384
24-56 min
8 hr
SD/MMC card (256MB)
160
320
480
768
48-112 min
16 hr
SD/MMC card (512MB)
320
640
960
1536
96-224 min
32 hr
1. The actual number of pictures stored may vary (up to + 30%) depending on the resolution
and color saturation.
2. The video test result applies to all resolutions.
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Addenda
Battery Life Table
>> Battery indicator status
Icon
Description
Full battery life
Moderate battery life
Low battery life
Empty battery life
Note: The following tests are conducted based on the following conditions:
1. Alkaline batteries are used.
2. Temperature: 25 C.
3. LCD display is always on.
>> Shooting still pictures (pics)
Still picture
2048x1536
1600x1200
640x480
110
120
130
*
1. Shooting interval: 30 seconds.
2. The flash strobe is used for every other image.
>> Continuous shooting (pics)
Still picture
2048x1536
1600x1200
640x480
500
600
700
Shooting interval: 4 seconds.
* 1.
2. Flash strobe is disabled.
>> Recording video clips (continuous recording, mins)
Video clips
640x480
352x288
160x128
60
60
60
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Addenda
System Message Table
Message
Description
Recording
The camera is recording a file.
Please Unlock SD Card
If you insert a SD card and the card is set to "Protected",
this message will show up when the camera tries to write
data into the card.
No Files To Play
When the camera is set to Playback or MP3 mode without
any existing file to play, this message will show up.
Please Change Batteries
The camera is under the status of low power. You should
change the batteries immediately.
Memory Full
The storage memory is full and can not store any more files.
Please change the SD/MMC card or delete some files to
free some memory space.
Card Error
The inserted card is not compatible with the camera. Please
change the card or try formatting the card.
Memory Error
The camera can not access data in the internal memory.
Please format the media to solve this problem.
Strobe Is Charging
The flash strobe is charging.
File Format Error
The file being played is not compatible with the camera.
Deleting
The camera is performing file deletion.
Formatting
The camera is formatting the storage media.
File Is Locked
The current file is locked and can not be deleted.
Locking
The current file is being locked to protect it from deletion.
Unlocking
The current file is being unlocked.
Setting
The camera is performing a setting action.
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Addenda
Specifications
Sensor effective resolution
2MP (1600x1200 pixels)
Interpolated resolution
4MP (2304x1728 pixels)
Internal memory
16 MB flash memory (storage)
External memory
Built-in SD/MMC slot (maximum: 512 MB)
Digital video camcorder
MPEG4 (.ASF) Format
VGA (640x480 pixels) / up to 11 fps
CIF (352x288 pixels) / up to 30 fps
160x128 pixels / up to 30 fps
Digital still camera
JPEG (.JPG) Format
4MP (2304x1728 pixels)
3.1MP (2048x1536 pixels)
2MP (1600x1200 pixels)
VGA (640x480 pixels)
Digital voice recorder
WAVE (.WAV) Format with 16MB memory
Recording time: approximately 1 hour
MP3 player
Support all kinds of sample rate
PC Camera
VGA (640x480 pixels) / up to 10 fps
QVGA (320x240 pixels) / up to 20 fps
LCD display
1.5" Color TFT LCD
Digital zoom
4X (real-time)
TV-out
Yes (NTSC system)
Built-in microphone
Yes
Built-in speakers
Yes
Built-in flash strobe
Yes
Built-in headset connector
Yes
Lens
F=3.5 / 8.5mm
Self Timer
10 seconds
Interface
USB 2.0 (USB 1.1 compatible)
Power saving
1min/3min/5min (auto power-off if idle for over selected time)
Battery
AAx2 (alkaline recommended)
Dimension
3.86"x2.57"x1.28" (98x67x33 mm)
* 1. Specification is subject to change without notification.
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Troubleshooting
When using the camera:
Q1 The camera can not be switched on normally.
A: 1) The batteries may be out of power. Please change the batteries.
2) Make sure the batteries are correctly installed.
Q2 The camera is still powered on, but the LCD screen does not display.
A: If the camera stays idle for over one minute, the LCD screen will automatically
shut down to save power. You can press any button except the power button to
reactivate the display.
Q3 Can not take pictures or video clips when pressing the Record/Shutter
button.
A: 1) The storage media may be full. Please free some space from the SD/MMC
card or the internal memory.
2) Check if the camera is recharging the flash strobe.
3) If you are using a SD card, check if the card is set to "protected".
4) If the LCD screen displays "MEMORY ERROR" or "CARD ERROR" message,
please set the camera to Settings mode and format the storage media.
Q4 I did not delete the pictures and video clips, but can not find them in the
memory.
A: 1) Check if you take pictures and video clips and then insert a SD/MMC card.
The camera will use the card as the main storage media and files previously
stored in the internal memory will be inaccessible until the card is removed.
2) Check if the "Index" option (see page 39) is set to displaying a particular file
type. If yes, you can set the option to "All" or restart the camera to access other
files.
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Q5 I cannot use the flash strobe.
A: If the battery life icon indicates
, the flash strobe may be disabled due to
insufficient voltage. Please change batteries immediately.
Q6 The pictures taken appear too blurred.
A: Please adjust the focus as appropriate.
Q7 The pictures or video clips taken appear too dark.
A: Make sure the environment of shooting or recording has adequate light. Or you
may consider using flash strobe when taking pictures.
Q8 Noises occur when viewing images on the LCD screen or on the computer.
A: Check if the flicker setting matches the place you are staying. For more
information, please refer to the "Flicker Settings Table" on page 66.
Q9 I cannot play MP3 and the title displays strange characters.
A: This problem is probably caused by double-byte characters (such as Chinese,
Korean...etc.). Please rename these files before copying them to the camera.
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When connecting the camera to the computer or TV:
Q1 I can not view the video clips on my computer.
A: Please install Direct X 8.0 or above and Windows Media 9.0 Codecs to solve
this problem. See page 52 for details on installing the driver, or go to
http://www.microsoft.com to download the required files.
Q2 The driver installation failed.
A: 1) Please remove the driver and other related programs. Follow the installation
steps in the manual to reinstall the driver.
2) Make sure you install the driver before plugging in the USB cable.
Q3 The TV screen does not display after connecting the camera to the TV.
A: 1) Check if the camera is correctly connected to the TV.
2) Make sure the TV is switched to AV mode.
Q4 A conflict with other installed camera or capture device occurred.
A: If you have any other camera or capture device installed in your computer,
please completely remove the camera and its driver from the computer to avoid
the conflict.
Q5 Noises occur on my computer screen when using Video Conferencing.
A: Please set the flicker filter to match the place you are staying. See "Configuring
Flicker options" on page 65 for more details.
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Troubleshooting on USB
1. If you connect your camera to the USB 2.0 port on your computer and find that
your computer cannot correctly detect camera, please read the following text for
solution:
1. Windows 98SE/ME users:
Windows 98SE/ME does not fully support USB 2.0 port connection. Please
consider using another port for connection. Or you may upgrade your system to
Windows 2000 or XP, and then proceed with the following steps to download and
install the service pack and driver.
2. Windows XP/2000 users:
After connecting your camera to the USB 2.0 port on your computer, if the
computer does not work, or you cannot use your camera and the computer
displays a "Hardware not found" message, it is probably because your current
operation system does not fully support USB 2.0 port. Please consider using
another port for connection, or follow step 1 to install the necessary software:
STEP 1. Download the OS Update software from the Internet
Please go to http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/en/default.asp to download
the latest OS Update software:
- Windows XP users: please download Service Pack 1.
- Windows 2000 users: please download Service Pack 4.
After you download and install the software, proceed with step 2.
STEP 2. Update the Driver provided by the OS
Please note that the installation display may differ according to your computer
mainboard, language, and operation system. The screen shots in the following
case are for reference only.
Windows 2000 users:
1) Launch "Device Manager" and unfold the "Universal Serial Bus controllers"
container.
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2) Highlight the USB 2.0 controller ("Billionton USB 2.0 Host Controller" in this case)
and right-click the mouse, a menu should pop up:
a) Click on "Properties", and a sub-menu as the following should show up.
b) Click on the "Driver" tab. Then click on the "Update Driver..." button.
(a)
(b)
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3) When the following dialogue window appears, click on "Next >" to continue.
4) When the following dialogue window appears:
a) Check the item "Search for a suitable driver for my device".
b) Click on "Next >" to continue.
(a)
(b)
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5) When the following dialogue window appears, select none of the items and click
on "Next >" to continue.
6) When the following dialogue window appears:
a) Check the item "Install one of the other drivers".
b) Click on "Next >" to continue.
(b)
(a)
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7) When the following dialogue window appears:
a) Select the correct USB driver. In this case, you should select the USB 2.0
driver provided by Microsoft to replace the original driver.
b) Click on "Next >" to continue.
(a)
(b)
8) When the following dialogue window appears, click on "Finish" to complete the
installation.
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9) Launch "Device Manager" and unfold the "Universal Serial Bus controllers"
container again. If the old driver has been replaced by the new one, the
installation is successfully completed.
10) After all the above steps are completed, reconnect the camera to the USB 2.0
port. Make sure that the PC Camera (Live mode) function can operate normally.
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Windows XP users:
1) Launch "Device Manager" and unfold the "Universal Serial Bus controllers"
container.
2) Highlight the USB 2.0 controller ("NEC PCI to USB Enhanced Host Controller
(B1)" in this case) and right-click the mouse, a menu should pop up. Select the
"Update Driver..." item and the following window will appear. Check the "Install
from a list or specific location (Advanced)" item and then click on "Next >" to
continue.
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3) Check the item "Don't search. I will choose the driver to install." Then click on
"Next >" to continue.
4) Select "Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller" and click on "Next >" to
continue.
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5) The driver installation process is complete. Click on "Finish" to continue.
6) Launch "Device Manager" and unfold the "Universal Serial Bus controllers"
container. Make sure the USB 2.0 driver has been updated.
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2. When you use your computer to view the video clips stored on the camera, the
bigger the file size is, the longer it would take to load the file. If you encounter
problems related to taking a long time loading video clips, we recommend you:
1) Copy the video clips to your computer and then view them on the computer.
2) Upgrade your media player to Media Player 9.0 or above, so that you can
benefit from the more efficient playing speed.
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Aiptek Service
If you have any problems about the product, please contact AIPTEK office located
in the United States:
AIPTEK, Inc.
51 Discovery, Suite 100
Irvine, CA 92618, USA
TEL: 949-585-9600
FAX: 949-585-9345
http://www.aiptek.com
Online registration website:
Http://www.aiptek.com/registration/registration.htm
(Online registration entitles you to special services,
downloads, and promotions.)
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