KADVCAAA30A
USER MANUAL
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Components of the video camera…………………………………………………………………3
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Preparations before taking pictures ………………………………………………………………4
Installing the batteries………………………………………………….........……………………4
Inserting the memory card……………………………………......………………………………4
Formatting the memory card………………………………….......………………………………4
Setting language……………………………………………......…………………………………4
LCD screen ……………………………………………….................................…………………5
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Basic operations …………………………………………………….……………………………7
Turning on and off the video camera……………………….........….……………………………7
Mode change……………………………………………….......................………………………7
Video recording………………………………………………………….……..........……………8
How to use the self-timer and continuous shooting functions…………….….......………………8
Taking pictures…………………………………………………………….…...........……………8
Audio recording ………………………………………………………….........…………………8
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Setting the video camera…………………………………………………….……………………9
Menu for picture shooting mode …………………………………………........…………………9
Menu for video recording mode…………………………………………..........…………………9
Setting the menu……………………………………………………….........……………………10
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Playback……………………………………………………………….…………………………11
Video playback……………………………………………………….......………………………11
Picture playback…………………………………………………….........………………………11
Audio playback………………………………………………………..........……………………11
Other functions under playback mode……………………………….......………………………11
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Connections…………………………………………………………...…………………………12
Connecting the video camera to TV…………………………………......………………………12
Downloading images to the computer……………………………….......………………………12
Using the card reader………………………………………………….........……………………12
Connecting the video camera to computer through USB line……….......………………………12
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Software installation…………………………………………………..…………………………13
Software installation…………………………………………………..........……………………13
Installing the PC camera drive………………………………………......………………………13
How to use the PC camera functions………………………………........………………………13
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Technical parameters……………………………………………….……………………………13
Thank you for purchasing this Kogan digital video camera.
Before using, please read this Manual carefully and keep it handy for future reference.
Safety information
Before operating the video camera, please make sure that you have perused and understand the following safety measures.
● Please do not try to open the outer casing of the camera or change the camera in any way. Only authorized Kogan technicians
may repair this video camera.
● When operating, please keep the camera away from water or other liquids; do not use the camera with wet hands. Never use this
unit in rain or snow. Wetness may lead to electric shock.
● Only use the recommended power auxiliaries. The use of non-recommended power sources may lead to overheating, equipment
deformation, fire and electric shock etc.
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1. Components of the video camera
1: Display key
2: LED key
3: Mode key
4: Power key
5: Menu key
6: Up key
7: Work indicating light
8: SD card slot
9: Shutter key
10: USB interface
11: AV interface
12: Right/self-timer key
13: OK key
14: Down key
15: Left key
16: Loudspeaker
17: LCD screen
18: Wrist belt
19: Tripod
20: Battery cover
21: Self-timer indicating light
22: Lens
23: Microphone
24: Compensation light
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2 Preparations before taking pictures
Installing the batteries
1: Open the battery cover.
2: Install three No.7 alkaline batteries in the battery cabin; pay attention to the positive and negative ends of the batteries.
3: After installing the batteries, close the battery cover.
Inserting the memory card
There is no built-in memory in this camera and no pictures and image files can be saved. If you want to shoot the files for storing,
please use SD or MMC card. Before inserting or taking out the card, please turn the camera off first.
Before inserting the card, please ensure the memory card direction is correct. If you feel there is resistance, please do not forcibly
insert the card. The memory card is provided with a write protection switch to avoid accidental deletion of the data. Therefore, if you
want to save or delete files, please place the write protection in off status.
1: Place the camera in off status.
2: At the end of the camera, there is a rubber cover for
SD card; open this cover you will see the SD card slot.
3: Insert the memory card as shown in the sketch.
4: Close the SD rubber cover.
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To take out the memory card, slightly press the edge of the memory
card, then release, the card will be ejected out.
Formatting the memory card
When operating this camera for the first time, remember to format the memory card. By doing so, all the data already saved on the
card will be deleted. Prior to formatting, please backup any important files.
1: Turn on the video camera, set the camera to setting menu.
2: Press [up] or [down] key to choose [format], then enter the sub-menu for this function.
3: Press [up] or [down] key to choose [yes] then press [OK] key to format.
Setting the language
Before the first use of this video camera, you must select a language.
1: Turn on the camera, set the camera to setting menu.
2: Press [up] or [down] key to choose [language], then enter the sub-menu for this function.
3: Press [up] or [down] key to choose the language you want, then press [OK] key to confirm.
4: Finally press [menu] key to escape the setting interface.
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LCD screen
Video file size
Video recording mode
HD 1280X720
720 720X480
640 640X480
320 320X240
Remaining recording
Video recording mode
time
Memory card
Battery capacity level
Image size
8MB 3264X2448
5MB 2592X1944
3MB 2048X1536
2MB 1600X1200
1MB 1024X768
Picture taking mode
White balance
Automatic
Daylight
Exposure compensation value
Cloudy
Florescent
No. of pictures can be taken
Tungsten light
Memory card
Shooting mode
Battery capacity level
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Audio recording mode
Remaining time for
recording
Audio recording mode
Memory card
Time recorded
Battery capacity level
Pause
Playback mode
No. of current file/ total
number of saved files
Playback mode
Memory card
Mark for locked file
Voice memorandum
File format
Video file
Audio file
Image file
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3 Basic operations
Turning video camera on and off
1: Turn on the LCD screen, press [power] key to turn on the camera.
2: Turn off the screen, turn off the video camera or press [power] key to turn off the video camera.
To save the electricity, within due time after the last operation is done, the video camera powers off automatically.
Only by pressing [power] key, you can turn on the camera. You can also set the automatic power off time by using the [automatic
power off] function.
Mode change
1: Press [power] key to turn on the video camera.
2: Press [mode] key to change the recording mode of this camera; each time you press the key, the mode of the video camera will
change for once.
Icon
Mode
Description
Video recording mode
Recording video file
Picture shooting mode
Shooting the still picture
Audio recording mode
Recording the audio file
Playback mode
Preview the recorded files
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Video recording
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Turn on the camera, set the video camera to video recording mode
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Press [shutter] to start recording the video and [right] key to pause; press [right] key again to resume the video recording.
Press [up] and [down] to zoom in and out.
Press [shutter] key again to stop the recording. In the event of the memory card becoming full, the camera will automatically stop
the recording.
How to use the self-timer and continuous shooting functions
Use self-timer to set the delayed time between the pressing of the shutter and shooting the picture.
1: Turn on the video camera, set the camera to self-timer mode.
2: Press [menu] key to show the picture shooting menu.
3: Press [up] or [down] key to select [shooting mode], then, press [right] or [OK] key to enter the sub-menu:
Turn off: normal shooting without time delay.
Self-timer 2 seconds: the release of shutter is delayed by 2 seconds.
Self-timer 10 seconds: the release of shutter is delayed by 10 seconds.
Continuous shooting: press the shutter once, three pictures will be taken continuously.
4: Press [up] or [down] key to select the shooting mode you want.
5: Press [up] key to confirm the setting and press [menu] key to escape.
6: Press [shutter] key to take picture.
● You can directly press [right] key to change the shooting mode of the video camera. Each time you press [right] key, the
shooting mode of the camera will change for once.
Taking pictures
1: Turn on the video camera.
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2: Set the video camera to picture shooting mode (
3: Take the image you need through the LCD screen, press [shutter] key to take picture.
4: Press [up] and [down] keys to zoom in and out.
● After each shooting, the number of shooting shown on the LCD screen will reduce by 1 automatically. For instance, if the
number shown on the LCD screen is 18, then, after next shooting, the number shown will be 17. If the memory of the memory
card is full, then “insufficient memory” will be shown on the LCD screen.
● Do not shut out the lens with finger or wrist belt when shooting.
● In case the light is insufficient, press [LED switch] key to turn on the LED light.
Audio recording
1: Turn on the camera, set the video camera to audio recording mode
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2: Press [shutter] to start recording the audio and [right] key to pause; press [right] key again to resume the audio recording.
3: Press [shutter] key again to stop the recording. In case the memory of the memory card is full, the camera will automatically stop
the recording.
● There is no menu for audio recording.
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4 Setting the video camera
When the menu is shown, use [up], [down], [left] and [right] keys to set. There is no menu for audio recording mode.
Menu for picture shooting mode
1: Turn on the video camera and set the camera to picture shooting mode.
2: Press [menu] key to show the picture shooting mode menu.
3: Press [up] or [down] key to select the item to be set.
4: Press [right] or [OK] key to enter the sub-menu for the selected item.
5: Press [up] or [down] key to set and confirm by pressing [OK] key.
6: Press [menu] key to escape.
Menu for picture shooting
Menu item
Image size
Image
quality
Photometry
mode
White
balance
Exposure
Shooting
mode
Special
effect
Available options and functions
Set the size of the image and there are 5 options for selection: :
8M[3264X2448]/5M[2592X1944]/3M[2048×1536]/
2M[1600X1200]/1M[1024X768];
The low quality image reduces the memory space used, meaning that more pictures
may be taken. There are three options for image quality: [excellent], [good] and
[normal].
There are three photometry modes:
[Central photometry]: taking the central part as the keystone to carry out photometry.
[Multi-point photometry]: carry out the photometry for many points to make a
comprehensive judgment.
[Point photometry]: only carry out photometry for the central part then make the
judgment.
Adjust the white balance to adapt to various light sources. There are 5 options for white
balance: [automatic],
[daylight],[cloudy],[florescent light],[tungsten light].
Manually set the exposure compensation value to make compensation under special
light such as indoor light condition, back to the light or strong light condition. The
exposure compensation range is between -2.0 and 2.0.
There are 4 shooting modes for this video camera:
[close]/[self-timer 2s]/[self-timer 10s]/[continuous shooting]
Select a kind of special effect for the pictures.
[Normal]/[black and white]/[revival]/[negative]/[red]/[green]/[blue].
Menu for video recording mode
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Under the video recording mode, press [menu] key to show the video menu.
Press [up] or [down] key to select an option, press [right] or [OK] key to enter the sub-menu for such option.
Press [up] or [down] key to set, press [OK] key to confirm the setting.
Press [menu] key to escape.
Menu item
Video format
Available options and functions
Selecting lower resolutions will result in the recording time being longer due to
memory restrictions. There are 4 options:
[1280X720]/[720X480]/[640X480]/[320X240].
Frame rate
With the same memory space, selecting a lower frame rate will result in the
recording time being longer. There are 2 options: [high]/[low].
Altering how bright/dark the images are due to exposure settings.
Photometry
mode
White balance
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Setting menu
You may set the system items by setting menu.
1: Turn on the video camera, press [menu] key to show the menu.
2: Press [right] key to select
3: Press [up] or [down] key to select the option to be set.
4: Press [right] or [OK] key to enter the sub-menu for this item.
5: Press [OK] key to confirm, press [menu] key to close the menu.
Menu item
Sound
Power
frequency
Automatic
power off
Language
TV
USB
Formatting
Restoring the
initial
setting
Available options and functions
There are 4 options for this function:
[Shutter]: press [right] key to turn on/off the shutter sound.
[Turn on sound]: press [right] key to set the sound for turning on. There are 4 options:
[1]/ [2]/ [3]/ [no].
[Key pressing sound]: press [right] key to turn on/off the key pressing sound.
[Volume]: press [right] key to set the sound volume. There are 4 options:
[0] / [1] / [2]/ [3].
Based on the region you live, the power frequency shall be set to 60 HZ or 50HZ
accordingly.
To save electricity, this video camera will automatically power off if it is not actively used
within a certain time. There are 4 options for this function:
[1 minute]/[3 minutes]/[5 minutes]/[power off]
Select a language from the following to show the menu and other information:
[English], [simplified Chinese].
The image displayed on the screen of the video camera may also be displayed on TV
screen. Based on the location you live, the TV output shall be set to NTSC or PAL.
[NTSC]: For use within the US, Japan and others.
[PAL]: Australia, New Zealand, China, Europe and others.
When connected to the computer, this video camera can be used as a portable hard disc or
PC camera. [movable hard disc]/[PC camera].
Formatting will permanently delete all the data in the memory card or built-in memory,
including the locked files. Before formatting, please backup the important files. [Yes]/
[no].
The entire menu and key setting will be restored to the initial status.
[Yes]/ [no].
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5 Playback
Video playback
1: Set the video camera to playback mode.
2: Press [left] or [right] key to select the video file you want to play.
3: Press [shutter] key to play. Press [up] key to pause and press it again to resume. Press [right] key to quick forward and [left] key to
quick back the video.
Picture playback
1: Set the video camera to playback mode. The lastly recorded file will be shown on the LCD screen. If there is no file in the
memory card, “no file” will be shown on the LCD screen.
2: Press [left] or [right] key to browse the previous or next image.
Audio playback
1: Set the video camera to playback mode.
2: Press [left] or [right] key to select the audio file you want to play.
3: Press [shutter] key to start the playing. Press [up] key to pause and press it again to resume. Press [right] key to quick forward and
[left] key to quick back the audio.
4: Press [menu] key to stop the playing.
Other functions under playback mode
Use the thumbnail
Under playback mode, press [down] key to thumbnail file browsing mode. Press [up]/ [down]/ [left]/ [right] key to select the file.
Press [OK] key to the full screen browsing mode
Delete file
Delete file by using the delete function in the playback menu.
1: Under playback mode, press [menu] key to enter the menu interface.
2: Press [up] or [down] key to select [file deletion].
3: Press [right] key to enter the sub-menu:
[Delete single file]: delete the current file; [delete all]: delete all the files.
4: Press [up] or [down] key to select the option you want.
5: Press [OK] key to enter the corresponding dialogue box for deletion; press [up] or [down] key to select [yes].
6: Press [OK] key to confirm the deletion.
Menu under playback mode
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Press [menu] key under playback mode to show the playback menu.
Press [up] or [down] key to select the item you want and make the setting.
Press [right] key or [OK] key to enter the sub-menu for the item.
Press [OK] key to confirm the setting.
Press [menu] key to escape.
Menu item
File locking
File deletion
Slide playing
Special effect
Swivel
Picture
reducing
Available options and functions
Use this function to prevent the accidental file deletion.
[Locking/unlocking single]: lock or unlock the current file.
[Locking all]: lock all the files.
[Unlocking all]: unlock all the locked files.
For details, please refer to page 21.
Use this function to automatically play files.
[Start]: After setting the image playing direction and time interval, select to
start the playing. Press [right] key to set the time interval between playing two
files.
[Interval]: 1s -10 s.
[Circulating]: press [right] key to start or close circulating.
Select one special effect for the images: [black and white]/[revival]/[negative]/
[red]/[green]/[blue]/[two value]/[sun set]/[warm color]/[cold color]/
[comparison].
Use this function to swivel the images.
[Swivel]: press [OK] key to select picture, each time you press, the picture will
swivel for 90 degree in clockwise direction. [Save]: press [OK] to save the
picture after swiveling. [Escape]: escape to the main menu.
Use this function to reduce the size of picture thus reducing the memory
occupied. It provides three options: [2048X1536]/ [1024X768]/
[640X480].Note: the picture quality of large sized pictures may be reduced to
smaller sizes; however the picture of small sized pictures cannot be enhanced
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Audio
memorandum
to bigger sizes.
Use this function to add audio memorandum to pictures.
[Add]: press [OK] key to start audio recording, press [shutter] key to stop.
[Delete]: press [OK] key to delete the audio memorandum.
6 Connections
Connecting the video camera to TV
Upon being connected to TV, the LCD screen of the video camera will turn off and TV will play the function of the LCD screen of
the camera.
1. Use the attached AV line to connect the TV with video camera.
2. Turn on video camera and TV, set the TV to “AV” mode.
3. When camera is set to picture shooting/video recording mode, you can browse the object to be shot on TV.
4. When the video camera is in playback mode, you can browse and play the recorded images, video and audio files.
Downloading the images to the computer
There are two ways to download the images from the memory card of the video camera to the computer:
● Insert the SD card to the flash card reader
● Use the attached USB line to connect the video camera to the computer.
Using the card reader
1: After the memory card is ejected from the video camera, insert the same to the card reader of the
computer.
2: Open [my computer] or the windows resource manager, then double click the movable icon
representing the memory card.
3: Copy the image from the memory card to the folder you selected in your computer.
Connecting the video camera to the computer through USB line
1: Connect the video recorder to the computer with USB line, turn on the camera. On the LCD screen, “MSDC” (movable hard disc”
or “PC CAM” (PC camera) will be displayed. Press [mode] key to switch between “MSDC”/”PCCAM” modes.
2: Open [my computer] or the windows resource manager, then double click the movable icon representing the memory card. All the
files are saved in a file named “DCIM”.
3: Copy the image from the folder of “DCIM” to the folder you selected in your computer.
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7 Software installations
Software installation
In the CD attached, there are drive programs and software for the video camera.
Upon inserting the CD into the CD drive, the installation interface for software I will appear automatically.
If the automatic installation interface does not appear, open [my computer] or the CD drive of the browser, double click [autorun.inf],
the automatic installation interface will appear. You can also click “operation”, then input the route; for instance “D: \autorun.exe”
(supposing D is your CD drive), then click “OK”.
Installing PC camera function
(1)Insert the CD into the CD drive. The automatic installation interface will appear on the screen. Click “driver”.
(2) Copy the "PCCAM.exe" in CD-ROM to the desktop or a root directory you want.
How to use PC camera drive
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First, install the PC camera drive in the attached CD, use the USB line attached to connect the video camera to the computer,
turn on the camera.
Press [mode] key to set the camera to “PC CAM” mode.
Double click “Amcap” icon on the desktop.
If it is the first time you use PC camera, please click “preview” under “options” menu, then you can normally use the PC camera
function.
Select “Video Capture Pin” under “Options” menu, the size of PC camera window may be set.
8. Technical parameters
photoreceptor
Display
Focus range
Aperture
Shutter
Definition
Sensitivity
White balance
Exposure
compensation
Continuous shooting
Picture effect
Self-timer
Memory
TV system
Power
Ambient temperature
Microphone
Loudspeaker
Size
Weight
3 million pixel CMOS
2.7"TFT LCD screen
150cm~infinitude
F: 3MM f=6.5mm
1/6,000~1/20 second
Still picture: 8M(3264X2448);5M(2592x1944);
3M(2048×1536);2M(1600×1200);1M(1024×768)
Video: 1280X720;720X480;640X480;320X240
Automatic
Automatic/daylight/cloudy/florescent light/tungsten light
-2.0~2.0, taking 0.3 as interval
Included
[Black and white]/[revival]/[negative]/[red]/[green]/[blue]/[two value]/[sunset]/
[warm color]/[cold color]/[comparison]
2 seconds, 10 seconds
External: SD card, MMC card
NTSC/PAL
3 Alkaline batteries
Operating temperature: ℃ to 40℃;storage temperature: 20℃ to 60℃
Built-in
Built-in
118X55X55(mm)
Without batteries 190g, with batteries 220g
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