Sony CMR-PC4 USB User manual

Sony CMR-PC4 USB User manual
3-071-869-13(1)
USB Camera
Operating Instructions
CMR-PC2 USB
CMR-PC3 USB
CMR-PC4 USB
 2001 Sony Corporation
English
• Microsoft, MS, MS-DOS and Windows are trademarks or registered trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation.
• Licenced software from Luxxon Corporation is included in this package.
(Copyright 1999) All rights reserved
Luxxon Corporation
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San Jose, CA 95110, USA
• Other system names and product names appearing in this document are generally registered
trademarks or trademarks of their manufacturers, although ™ and ® marks are not shown in
this document.
Before using this camera, please read the Software Licence Agreement provided in these
Operating Instructions.
❑ Copying all or part of the contents of the Operating Instructions or the software
supplied with this camera or renting the software without the permission of the
copyright holder is prohibited by copyright laws.
❑ Sony is not liable for damage or loss resulting from the use of the software supplied
with this camera, or for any claim from a third party.
❑ Sony assumes no responsibility aside from the replacement of the media due to
manufacturing fault.
❑ The software supplied with this camera must not be used with other devices than this
camera.
❑ Be sure to perform a test operation to confirm that images and sound are recorded
correctly.
❑ Sony shall not be liable for the loss of recorded contents resulting from any inability of
this camera or software to record images or sound.
❑ The software specifications are subject to change without notice.
Table of Contents
Introduction ..............................................................................4
System Requirements ............................................................. 4
Checking Kit Contents ............................................................ 4
Identifying the Parts ................................................................5
Parts of the CMR-PC2 USB/CMR-PC3 USB ............................... 5
Parts of the CMR-PC4 USB .......................................................... 5
Required Settings Before You Can Use Your Camera ........... 6
Installing the Drivers, “SONY USB CAMERA Still Capture”
and “SONY USB CAMERA Video Recorder” ....................... 6
Using Your Camera ................................................................12
Connecting the CMR-PC2 USB/CMR-PC3 USB to a Computer ... 12
Connecting the CMR-PC4 USB to a Computer .......................... 13
Detaching the Camera ................................................................. 15
Shooting Still Pictures with the Camera ..................................... 16
Notes on Use .......................................................................... 17
On placement .............................................................................. 17
On operation ................................................................................ 17
On transportation ......................................................................... 17
On the lens .................................................................................. 17
On discs ....................................................................................... 17
Maintenance ........................................................................... 18
Cleaning the camera .................................................................... 18
Cleaning the lens ......................................................................... 18
Cleaning discs ............................................................................. 18
Main Specifications ............................................................... 19
CMR-PC2 USB ........................................................................... 19
CMR-PC3 USB ........................................................................... 19
CMR-PC4 USB ........................................................................... 20
Operating Conditions/Storage Conditions .................................. 20
Supplied Accessories ................................................................... 20
Troubleshooting ..................................................................... 21
SOFTWARE LICENCE AGREEMENT .................................... 24
3
Introduction
With your camera you can shoot both video clips and still pictures.
Recorded moving pictures can be sent as video mail, or incorporated
into presentations, reports or web pages. Still pictures can be used in
the same manner, making your reports, E-mails and web pages more
interesting.
System Requirements
The following system requirements must be met in order to use this
camera.
❑ CPU: Pentium MMX 200 MHz or faster. (Celeron 533 MHz or
faster is recommended.)
❑ OS: Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, Windows 2000 Professional,
Windows Millennium Edition, Windows XP Professional or
Windows XP Home Edition
❑ RAM: 64 MB or more.
❑ Free hard disk storage space: 230 MB or more.
Note
Please note that, with some computers, proper operation is not possible even if the
computer satisfies the indicated system requirements.
Checking Kit Contents
When unpacking, check that the following contents are supplied with
your camera.
Should anything be missing, please contact your Sony dealer.
•
USB camera with USB interface cable
CMR-PC2 USB
CMR-PC3 USB
•
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CMR-PC4 USB
Install disc (CD-ROM × 1) with drivers, bundled software, and a
software manual (PDF)
•
•
•
•
•
Quick Start Guide
Pouch (CMR-PC2 USB/PC3 USB only)
Camera monitor mount (CMR-PC2 USB/PC3 USB only)
Microphone
Warranty card
Identifying the Parts
Parts of the CMR-PC2 USB/CMR-PC3 USB
Front
Rear
Focus ring
Lens
CAPTURE button
(CMR-PC2 USB only)
Arm plate
Parts of the CMR-PC4 USB
Focus ring
Lens
Stand
Rotation knob
5
Required Settings Before You Can Use
Your Camera
Important
Make sure that you install the provided programs before connecting
your Sony USB camera.
Installing the Drivers, “SONY USB CAMERA Still
Capture” and “SONY USB CAMERA Video Recorder”
This section describes the procedures for installing the drivers required
to connect your camera and the “SONY USB CAMERA Still
Capture”, “SONY USB CAMERA Video Recorder” applications that
make it easy to capture still images and record movies.
The sample screens of the Operating Instructions are taken from
Windows Millennium Edition. The installation procedure for other
operating systems is similar to that of Windows Millennium Edition.
Note
If the message “Digital Signature Not Found” appears during installation, click “Yes”.
Display of this message does not indicate any problem with operation of the Sony USB
camera or your computer.
1
Insert the CD-ROM into the appropriate disc drive.
2
The driver and program installation wizard starts automatically.
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If the installation wizard of the CD-ROM does not start automatically, browse the
CD and double-click the “START” file.
3
Follow the on-screen instructions to install the drivers.
Note
To install the other programs on the CD-ROM, repeat steps l and 2 after completing
the driver installation procedure, then select the program that you want to install
and follow the on-screen instructions.
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4
When “SONY USB CAMERA Installer Setup Wizard” window
appears, select [Next] to continue.
5
At this point you can select the folder for installation. Enter the
name of the folder in which you want to install the programs, or
click [Browse] to continue (installation in “C:\Program
Files\SONYUSBCamera\” is recommended). Then select [Next] to
continue.
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8
6
The installation program asks for confirmation of the installation.
If it is all right to start the installation, select [Next] to continue.
7
Now the “SONY USB CAMERA Drivers and Viewer” program
has been installed. Click [Close] to close and exit the installation
program.
8
Restart your computer.
9
After starting up the computer, click the “Start” button and
confirm that “SONY USB CAMERA” has been added to the
“Start” menu.
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The following items appear when you point to “SONY USB CAMERA”. Clicking
on any of the items starts it.
• SONY USB CAMERA Help
(This is Help for SONY USB CAMERA.)
• SONY USB CAMERA Operation Instructions
(This is the PDF file containing the manual you are now reading.)
• SONY USB CAMERA Still Capture
(This is software for capturing still images with your camera.)
• SONY USB CAMERA Video Recorder
(This is software for recording moving pictures images with your camera.)
10
Connect the Sony USB camera into the USB port of your
computer.
For details, see “Connecting the CMR-PC2 USB/CMR-PC3 USB
to a Computer” (page 12), or “Connecting the CMR-PC4 USB to a
Computer” (page 13).
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To test your Sony USB camera, on the “Start” menu click “SONY
USB CAMERA Still Capture”, or “SONY USB CAMERA Video
Recorder”.
If the “Add New Hardware Wizard” dialogue box
appears when you connect your camera
If this happens, install drivers as follows:
1
The “Add New Hardware Wizard” searches for new drivers for the
USB Composite Device.
Click [Next].
2
Select “Search for the best drive for your device” and click [Next].
3
Insert the Sony USB Camera CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive.
4
Select “Specify a location” and type “d:\Drivers\Disk” where “d:\”
is the drive letter for your CD-ROM drive, then click [Next].
Windows starts installing the drivers.
5
“SONY USB CAMERA Video Capture Device” appears in the
“Add New Hardware Wizard” dialogue.
Click [Finish].
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6
If driver installation was successful, “SONY USB CAMERA
Video Capture Device” is displayed under “System Properties” “Device Manager” - “Imaging Device”.
Uninstalling the Drivers, “SONY USB CAMERA Still
Capture” and “SONY USB CAMERA Video Recorder”
If installation of the drivers fails, use the following procedure to
uninstall the drivers. Then perform the installation procedure again.
Note
First close down the software to be used with the camera.
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1
Disconnect your camera from the computer.
2
Click the [Start] button on the task bar, point to [Setting], and then
click [Control Panel].
The “Control Panel” appears.
3
Double-click [Add/Remove Programs] in the “Control Panel”.
The “Add/Remove Programs” dialogue box appears.
4
Click the [Install/Uninstall] tab.
5
Click [SONY USB CAMERA Installer] in the “application list” to
highlight the item.
6
Click [Add/Remove].
The uninstaller starts up, and “SONY USB CAMERA Installer”
appears.
7
Choose “Remove SONY USB CAMERA Installer,” and then click
[Finish].
The programs and files related to the “SONY USB CAMERA
Installer” are removed.
8
Click [Close].
9
Restart the computer.
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Using Your Camera
This section describes how to attach the camera to a computer and how
to handle the camera.
When using the CMR-PC2 USB or CMR-PC3 USB, see “Connecting
the CMR-PC2 USB/CMR-PC3 USB to a Computer.” When using the
CMR-PC4 USB, see “Connecting the CMR-PC4 USB to a Computer.”
Connecting the CMR-PC2 USB/CMR-PC3 USB to a Computer
You can connect or disconnect your camera to or from the computer
while the computer is powered on. For details on the location of the
USB connector, please see the instruction manual for the computer.
Note
• Do not connect or disconnect the camera’s USB cable during startup or shut down of
Windows. This could cause your camera or computer to malfunction.
• Do not connect or disconnect the camera’s USB cable during startup or shut down of
software used with the camera. This could result in unstable operation of the computer.
Mounting the Camera on a Notebook Computer
Attach your camera to the notebook computer, and then connect the
USB cable to the USB connector on the notebook computer.
Extend the arm plate by hand and hook the camera onto the display panel as shown in the
figure below.
Arm plate
Mounting the Camera on a Desktop Computer
Connect the USB cable from your camera to the USB connector on the
desktop computer.
Use the camera monitor mount provided to secure the camera to the
top of the computer display.
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Affix the camera monitor mount to the computer display, and then pull the arm plate
open with your fingers and hook the camera onto the camera monitor mount.
Camera monitor mount
Arm plate
Connecting the CMR-PC4 USB to a Computer
You can connect or disconnect your camera to or from the computer
while the computer is powered on. For details on the location of the
USB connector, please see the instruction manual for the computer.
Note
• Do not connect or disconnect the camera’s USB cable during startup or shut down of
Windows. This could cause your camera or computer to malfunction.
• Do not connect or disconnect the camera’s USB cable during startup or shut down of
software used with the camera. This could result in unstable operation of the computer.
Using the Camera on a Desk Top
Use the stand to place the camera on your desk or table top, and then
connect the USB cable to the USB connector on the computer.
Stand
Attaching the Camera to a Flat, Shiny Surface with the
Suction Mount
Use the suction mount to attach the camera to a windowpane or other
smooth, shiny surface, and then connect the USB cable to the USB
connector on the computer.
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Note
Be sure to install the camera in a stable location. Installing it in an unstable location may
result in it falling.
Attaching the Mount
Before mounting the camera, make sure that the mounting surface and
the surface of the suction mount are both clean and free of dust.
1
Turn the stand’s rotation knob counterclockwise to loosen the
suction mount.
Suction mount
Rotation knob
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2
Affix the suction mount to the mounting surface.
Flatten the suction mount against the mounting surface by pressing
both sides of the rotation knob.
3
Turn the stand’s rotation knob clockwise to tighten the suction
mount.
Removing the Mount
Turn the stand’s rotation knob counterclockwise to loosen the suction
mount, and then lift one edge of the suction mount to peel it away from
the mounting surface.
Suction mount
Rotation knob
Removing the Camera from the Stand
Remove the camera from its stand as shown in the illustration below.
Camera
Stand
Detaching the Camera
Note
• If you detach your camera while the computer is powered on, be sure to perform the
following procedures. If this is not performed correctly, there is a risk that the
computer may fail to operate correctly.
• When you detach the camera while the computer power is off, step 1 is not required.
However, when the USB cable is disconnected with the computer in the power saving
mode, the system may not recognise the camera if the USB cable is plugged in again.
1
Close the software used with your camera.
2
Unplug the USB cable.
Note
• Unplugging by grasping a part of the cable may result in damage.
Be sure to hold the connector section when unplugging.
• When using the camera monitor mount with the CMR-PC2 USB or the CMR-PC3
USB, pull the arm plate open with your fingers and remove the camera from the
camera monitor mount.
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Shooting Still Pictures with the Camera
Application software is used to shoot pictures. Be sure to install the
application software in advance.
1
Connect your camera.
You can connect or disconnect your camera to and from the
computer while the computer is powered on. For details, see
“Connecting the CMR-PC2 USB/CMR-PC3 USB to a Computer”
(page 12) or “Connecting the CMR-PC4 USB to a Computer”
(page 13).
2
3
Start the application software.
Turn the focus ring to adjust the focus.
CMR-PC2 USB
CMR-PC3 USB
4
CMR-PC4 USB
Press the CAPTURE button to shoot pictures (CMR-PC2 USB
only).
In addition to attaching the camera to the computer, you can also
use it held in hand as shown in the figure to shoot from various
angles.
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• The CMR-PC3 USB and the CMR-PC4 USB can capture still pictures through the
“SONY USB CAMERA Still Capture” application.
• When using the CMR-PC2 USB to capture still pictures, you can confirm the picture
before actually capturing it by pushing the CAPTURE button half way in.
• Whether or not still pictures can be shot, depends on the application software.
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Notes on Use
On placement
During use or storage, do not place your
camera in the following places. It may
result in malfunction.
• Places where the temperature
becomes excessively high.
Do not leave your camera in a car
parked in direct sunlight. This could
result in deformation and damage.
• In direct sunlight or near heat sources.
This could result in deformation and
damage.
• Dusty locations, beaches or other
places with much sand or dust.
When using your camera on a sandy
beach or dusty location, be sure that
the camera is not exposed to sand or
dust. Sand or dust may cause the
camera to malfunction and sometimes
the malfunction cannot be repaired.
• Do not point the lens directly at the
sun.
The lens may be damaged and image
burn-in, etc. may result. Be careful
when placing the camera under
sunlight or by a window.
• Keep the unit away from strong
magnetic fields. Recording may not
perform normally.
immediately after it is brought from a
cold to a warm location, or if the
temperature of the room is raised
rapidly. Moisture may condense
inside the camera. Wait a while
before using the camera.
On transportation
Retain the shipping box. It may come in
handy if the camera has to be
transported in the future.
On the lens
Do not touch the lens of the camera.
On discs
Observe the following precautions to
protect the data recorded on discs.
• Do not affix paper, etc. to the disc,
and do not scratch the disc.
• Do not touch the side of the disc with
recorded data (playback side).
On operation
• Do not disconnect the camera’s USB
cable while the application is in
operation. This may result in
malfunction.
• Do not place objects on top of your
camera.
• Avoid exposure to rapid temperature
fluctuations. Do not use your camera
• Do not store a disc where it is subject
to excessive dust, direct sunlight, high
humidity, or near heat sources.
• Do not spill liquids on the disc.
• To protect valuable data, always
place the disc in its case for storage.
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Maintenance
Cleaning the camera
Wipe with a dry soft cloth. If very dirty,
use a soft cloth slightly moistened with
a mild detergent solution. Do not use
thinner, benzine, alcohol, etc. as these
can damage the finish of the camera.
Cleaning the lens
Cleaning discs
• Fingerprints and dust on the surface
of a disc may cause read errors.
Always retain discs in clean
condition.
• For normal cleaning, hold the disc by
its edge and use a soft cloth to wipe
the surface from the centre out.
Clean the lens surface with a blower
brush or a soft brush to remove dust.
• If the disc is very dirty, moisten a soft
cloth with water, wring it out well,
and use it to wipe the surface of the
disc from the centre out. Wipe off any
remaining moisture with a dry soft
cloth.
• Do not use solvents such as benzine,
thinner, commercially available
cleaners or anti-static spray, as they
may cause damage to the disc.
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Main Specifications
CMR-PC2 USB
Image device
1/6” CCD (Charge Coupled Device),
350 000 pixels
Lens
2 groups with 2 elements, F2.8
Focal distance f = 2.4 mm
(f = 34 mm, when converted into a 35
mm still camera)
White balance
Auto/Indoor/Outdoor/Hold
Shutter speed
Auto/Shutter Priority/Hold
Video capture formats/sizes
RGB 24 bits/YUY2/UYVY
40 × 30, 80 × 60, 160 × 120, 176 × 144,
320 × 240, 352 × 288, 640 × 480,
800 × 600, 1024 × 768, 1152 × 864,
1280 × 960
Display frame rate
Max. 30 frames/sec.*
* Differs with the computer
specifications and application usage
conditions.
Power consumption
Approx. 1 W
External dimensions (W/H/D)
Approx. 1.4 × 2.6 × 1 in
36 × 67 × 25 mm
Cable length
About 78.7 in
0.9 m
CMR-PC3 USB
Image device
1/6” CMOS Sensor, 100 000 pixels
Lens
2 groups with 2 elements, F2.8
Focal distance f = 2.4 mm
(f = 34 mm, when converted into a 35
mm still camera)
White balance
Auto/Indoor/Outdoor/Hold
Shutter speed
Auto/Shutter Priority/Hold
Video capture formats/sizes
RGB 24 bits/YUY2/UYVY
40 × 30, 80 × 60, 160 × 120, 176 × 144,
320 × 240, 352 × 288, 640 × 480
Display frame rate
Max. 25 frames/sec.*
* Differs with the computer
specifications and application usage
conditions.
Power consumption
Approx. 0.54 W
External dimensions (W/H/D)
Approx. 1.4 × 2.6 × 1 in
36 × 67 × 25 mm
Cable length
About 35.4 in
0.9 m
Mass
Approx. 53 g (main unit only)
Mass
Approx. 53 g (main unit only)
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CMR-PC4 USB
Image device
1/6” CMOS Sensor, 100 000 pixels
Lens
2 groups with 2 elements, F2.8
Focal distance f = 2.4 mm
(f = 34 mm, when converted into a 35
mm still camera)
White balance
Auto/Indoor/Outdoor/Hold
Shutter speed
Auto/Shutter Priority/Hold
Video capture formats/sizes
RGB 24 bits/YUY2/UYVY
40 × 30, 80 × 60, 160 × 120, 176 × 144,
320 × 240, 352 × 288, 640 × 480
Display frame rate
Max. 25 frames/sec.*
* Differs with the computer
specifications and application usage
conditions.
Power consumption
Approx. 0.54 W
External dimensions (W/H/D)
Approx. 2.2 × 3.6 × 3.3 in
56 × 91 × 85 mm
Cable length
About 78.7 in
2m
Mass
Approx. 120 g (main unit only)
Operating Conditions/
Storage Conditions
Operating temperature:
41°F to 95°F (temperature gradient
18°F/h or lower)
5°C to 35°C (temperature gradient
10°C/h or lower)
Operating humidity:
20% to 80% RH (no condensation).
However, the relative humidity at 95°F/
35°C should be 65% or lower (wet-bulb
temperature 84°F/29°C or lower)
Storage temperature:
-4°F to 140°F (temperature gradient
18°F/h or lower)
-20°C to 60°C (temperature gradient
10°C/h or lower)
Storage humidity:
10% to 90% RH (no condensation).
However, the relative humidity at
140°F/60°C should be 20% or lower
(wet-bulb temperature 95°F/35°C or
lower)
Supplied Accessories
• Install disc (CD-ROM × 1) with
drivers, bundled software, and a
software manual (PDF)
• Quick Start Guide
• Pouch (CMR-PC2 USB/PC3 USB
only)
• Camera monitor mount (CMR-PC2
USB/PC3 USB only)
• Microphone
• Warranty card
Design and specifications are subject to
change without notice.
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Troubleshooting
Please use the following checklist for troubleshooting before consulting your dealer.
Should any problem persist, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Symptom
Cause/Remedy
The computer does not
recognise my camera.
• The USB cable is not connected correctly.
t After closing any running software, connect the cable
correctly.
• Driver was not installed correctly.
t Once uninstall the driver, reboot the computer and then
attempt to install the driver again. (See page 10.)
If this fails, perform the following steps.
1 Connect your camera to the computer.
If the “Add New Hardware Wizard” appears, click [Cancel].
2 With your camera connected, click the [Start] button in the task
bar, point to [Setting], and then click [Control Panel].
The “Control Panel” appears.
3 Double-click [System].
“System Properties” appears.
4 Click the [Device Manager] tab to display the device list.
5 If any of the following items is displayed among the following
devices, delete the item.
-
[USB Audio Device] in [Sound, video and game controllers]
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[Unknown device] or [Composite USB Device] in [Other
devices]
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[USB compatible device] in [Universal serial bus controller]
6 Disconnect your camera from the computer, and then restart the
computer.
7 Install the driver from the install disc, and then connect your
camera.
• OS used is not Windows98, Windows 98 SE, Windows 2000
Professional, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows XP
Professional or Windows XP Home Edition.
t Use the corresponding OS.
• USB root hub is not recognised.
t Correctly install the corresponding OS.
• USB can no longer be used.
t Confirm the computer’s system properties.
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Symptom
Cause/Remedy
The computer does not
recognise my camera.
• When your camera is connected via USB hub, sufficient
power is not supplied from the hub.
t Use a USB hub capable of supplying 500 mA for each port.
This phenomenon is called “smear”. It is not a malfunction.
When shooting a bright
subject on a dark
background, the image on the
display shows vertical stripes
radiating from the subject.
When a fast moving subject is shown in the finder, step-like
The image shown in the
features in horizontal direction may appear, or horizontal stripes
finder of commercially
may appear in moving parts. However this is not a malfunction.
available software, etc. is
grainy.
• Images shot under fluorescent light may contain light
Still pictures or video clips
reflections.
captured with your camera
appear grainy on the display. • If the captured image contains dark parts, red or green noise
sometimes appears.
• The lens is dirty.
t Clean the lens.
• The lens is out of focus.
t Adjust the focus using the focus ring.
When commercially available • When multiple applications are running, the processing
capacity of the computer may be exceeded. Close applications
application software is used
not used.
to capture moving pictures
from your camera, some
• The computer’s power management function is activated.
frames are lost and the sound
t Check the CPU speed setting. For details on settings, see
falls out.
the instruction manual for the computer.
Black images are captured
when moving pictures or still
pictures are captured.
Black images are captured temporarily during software startup
or immediately after the image size is changed.
The images from your
camera freeze for several
seconds.
In the following instances, the images may freeze for several
seconds. This is not a malfunction.
t Capture the desired image after it is displayed.
• When a keyboard short cut operation involving Fn keys is
performed.
• When the load on the CPU is heavy.
The images from the camera
are not displayed.
• Multiple application software programs for capturing images
are running simultaneously.
t Close all but one of the applications.
• Video memory has become insufficient due to the computer’s
image mode or number of colours, or as a result of other
circumstances.
t Lower the resolution or reduce the number of colours.
• If the images from the camera do not appear even after
performing the above steps, restart the computer.
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Symptom
Cause/Remedy
After connecting the USB
cable, the “Add New
Hardware Wizard” appears.
• The device driver is not installed.
The computer does not enter
the power saving mode, but
returns immediately, or the
operation of Windows
becomes unstable.
Close all software in use, and then restart the computer. If restart
fails, refer to the instruction manual for the computer and turn off
the power.
Even when the camera is in
use, the computer’s LCD
display becomes dark, and
the computer enters a power
saving mode, such as system
idle, suspend or hibernation.
The power saving mode is entered even if a USB device is in use.
t Click [Cancel] of the [Add New Hardware Wizard], and then
remove the USB cable from the USB connector. Then install
the driver by following the procedure described in “Installing
the Drivers, “SONY USB CAMERA Still Capture” and
“SONY USB CAMERA Video Recorder”” (see page 6).
t If you are using a desktop computer, and timer settings, such
as system standby, have been made, set the timer to OFF
using [Power Management] in the [Control Panel].
t The power saving mode is released when you operate the
computer’s touch pad, mouse or keyboard.
The computer does not return The power saving mode is released when you operate the
from the video standby mode. computer’s touch pad, mouse or keyboard. For details, see the
instruction manual for the computer.
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Thank you for purchasing the Sony USB Camera CMR-PC2 USB/PC3 USB/PC4 USB. This
camera comes with the licenced software product described below. Please read the following
Software Licence Agreement before installing this software. By opening the software package
and using this software, you agree to the terms of the Software Licence Agreement.
SONY USB CAMERA Still Capture
SONY USB CAMERA Video Recorder
SOFTWARE LICENCE AGREEMENT
This is a legal agreement between you (hereafter referred to as the User) and
Sony Corporation (hereinafter referred to as Sony) pertaining to the right to use
the Driver Software program (hereafter referred to as the PROGRAM).
1. General rules
Sony grants the User the right to use the PROGRAM in the country where the User
purchased the PROGRAM. The User is not granted the exclusive right to use the
PROGRAM, and the User may not transfer the right to use the PROGRAM to anyone else.
2. Right of use
1. The right to use the PROGRAM granted to the User under this agreement applies only
to the User making the original purchase.
2. The User may not copy, update, add to, or modify the PROGRAM or any
accompanying documents, either in whole or in part. However, the User may make one
copy of the PROGRAM solely for backup.
3. The User may not delete or change the PROGRAM’s copyright notice. The User must
keep a record of the location in which the backup copy of the PROGRAM is stored.
3. Restriction on transfer of the PROGRAM
1. The User may not transfer the Right of Use described above to any third party nor allow
for any third party to use the PROGRAM unless the User obtains the advance written
permission of Sony.
2. The User may not export or transport the PROGRAM or documents accompanying the
PROGRAM from the country where the User purchased the PROGRAM to any other
country.
3. The User may not disassemble or de-compile the PROGRAM, or nanalyse the source
code of the PROGRAM.
4. Copyright
Copyright and all other rights relating to the PROGRAM and documents accompanying
the PROGRAM are owned by Sony or the original rightful person or organization
(hereafter referred to as the original rightful person) granting Sony the right to use the
PROGRAM. The User is granted no rights other than those specified in this agreement.
5. Exemption of responsibility
In no event shall Sony be liable for any damages whatsoever to the User or to any other
third party arising out of the use of or inability to use the PROGRAM.
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6. Warranty
1. Sony warrants the following for 30 days from the date Sony delivers the PROGRAM to
the User.
1 Sony will deliver a new package of the PROGRAM at the discretion of Sony if any
apparent defect is found in the disks of the PROGRAM.
2 The User shall pay the fee of the program media, shipment, and other expenses
required for delivering the new package described above.
3 Sony disclaims the above warranties if the PROGRAM has been used in a manner
other than that specified in this agreement or has been used in combination with
other programs.
2. Sony disclaims all other warranties with regard to the PROGRAM.
7. Liability to third parties
If any dispute relating to infringement of copyright, patent, or other intangible property
rights arises between the User and a third party as a consequence of use the PROGRAM,
the User shall settle the dispute at the User’s own expanse, and shall make no claim against
Sony or the original rightful person.
8. Protection of Confidentiality
The User shall protect the confidentiality of the PROGRAM, documents accompanying the
PROGRAM and the contents of this agreement, and shall not disclose or compromise such
confidentiality without approval of Sony.
9. Cancellation of agreement
1. The User may cancel this agreement at any time by taking the steps described in
Section 10 below.
2. Sony may cancel this agreement when
1 the User violates this agreement, or
2 the User has his property attached, is sequestered, or is subjected to other
compulsory proceedings. Sony may claim damages arising out of the above matter.
10. Cessation of use of the PROGRAM
If this agreement is canceled according to the above provisions, the User shall cease using
the PROGRAM and its copy and issue a document attesting to cessation of use to Sony
within 2 weeks from the date of cancellation of this agreement.
11. Others
If any doubt arises concerning matters that are not covered in this agreement or regarding
interpretation of this agreement, Sony and the User shall discuss and settle the matter in
good faith.
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