Digital Camera with Streaming Snapshot

Digital Camera with Streaming Snapshot
Owner’s Manual
About this manual
This manual is designed to assist you in using the StyleCam Snap digital camera. Information in this document has been carefully checked for accuracy; however, no guarantee is given to the correctness of the contents. The information in this document is subject to change without notice.
Edition
First Edition, September 2002
Copyright
© Copyright 2002
This document contains proprietary information protected by copyright. All rights are reserved. No part of this
manual may be reproduced by any mechanical, electronic or other means, in any form, without prior written
permission of the manufacturer.
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Compliance
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to
Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy
and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If
this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of
the following measures:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Warning!
You are cautioned that changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void your authority to operate the equipment.
Declaration of Conformity
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following conditions:
This device may not cause harmful interference.
This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Canadian Department of Communications
This class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-causing Equipment
Regulations.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Réglement sur le matériel brouilieur
du Canada.
Trademark Recognition
 2002 Foxlink Peripherals, Inc. StyleCam and Streaming Snapshot are trademarks of Foxlink Peripherals,
Inc. SiPix is registered by SiPix Group Ltd. and used under license. MS-DOS and Windows are registered
trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation registered in the USA and other countries. Windows is an abbreviated term referring to the Microsoft Windows Operation System. Other company or product names are
trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
Table of Contents
GETTING STARTED .....................................................................................................................................................1
ABOUT THE STYLECAM SNAP .........................................................................................................................................1
Unpacking the StyleCam Snap .................................................................................................................. 1
IDENTIFYING COMPONENTS ............................................................................................................................................2
Front View .................................................................................................................................................. 2
Back View .................................................................................................................................................. 2
INSERTING BATTERIES ....................................................................................................................................................3
TAKING PICTURES ......................................................................................................................................................4
TURNING THE CAMERA ON AND OFF.............................................................................................................................4
LCD MONITOR DISPLAY ................................................................................................................................................4
CAMERA ICON AND DESCRIPTION ...................................................................................................................................5
HOW TO TAKE DIGITAL STILL PICTURES ........................................................................................................................6
HOW TO TAKE STREAMING SNAPSHOTS..........................................................................................................................6
HOW TO DELETE IMAGES AND VIDEO .............................................................................................................................7
SOFTWARE INSTALLATION......................................................................................................................................8
SOFTWARE OVERVIEW & FEATURES ..............................................................................................................................8
SiPix Picture Manager (TWAIN) ................................................................................................................ 8
SiPix CamWizard ....................................................................................................................................... 8
SiPix CamExplorer ..................................................................................................................................... 8
ArcSoft PhotoImpression ........................................................................................................................... 8
ArcSoft VideoImpression............................................................................................................................ 8
Adobe Acrobat Reader............................................................................................................................... 8
INSTALLING THE SOFTWARE ...........................................................................................................................................9
Installing the StyleCam Snap TWAIN ........................................................................................................ 9
CONNECTING TO YOUR PC.....................................................................................................................................12
HOW TO CONNECT THE STYLECAM SNAP TO YOUR PC ................................................................................................12
DOWNLOADING IMAGES AND VIDEO TO YOUR PC........................................................................................13
TRANSFER IMAGES & VIDEO WITH THE STYLECAM SNAP CAM WIZARD .....................................................................13
The SiPix CamWizard Menu Options ...................................................................................................... 13
Save Pictures and Videos to My Computer ............................................................................................. 13
View Image Slideshow ............................................................................................................................. 14
View Video(s) in Windows Media Player ................................................................................................. 14
View Images & Videos in the Camera ..................................................................................................... 14
TRANSFER IMAGES WITH ARCSOFT PHOTOIMPRESSION................................................................................................14
Save Images using ArcSoft PhotoImpression.......................................................................................... 15
USING THE STYLECAM SNAP AS A PC-CAMERA..............................................................................................16
USING THE STYLECAM SNAP AS A PC-CAMERA WITH ARCSOFT VIDEOIMPRESSION .........................................................16
Connecting the StyleCam Snap to a PC.................................................................................................. 16
Using the ArcSoft VideoImpression...................................................................................................... 16
Saving Video Clips with Windows Media Player...................................................................................... 16
VIDEO CONFERENCING WITH NETMEETING ..................................................................................................17
HOW TO USE THE STYLECAM SNAP WITH MICROSOFT NETMEETING ...........................................................................17
STYLECAM SNAP QUICK TIPS................................................................................................................................18
Taking Pictures Indoors – General Do’s .................................................................................................. 18
Taking Pictures Indoors – General Don’ts ............................................................................................... 18
Taking Pictures Outdoors – General Do’s ............................................................................................... 18
Taking Pictures Outdoors – General Don’ts ............................................................................................ 18
SPECIFICATIONS ........................................................................................................................................................19
TROUBLESHOOTING.................................................................................................................................................20
ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY – USA & CANADA .......................................................................................21
WARRANTY SERVICES – USA & CANADA...........................................................................................................22
TECHNICAL SUPPORT – USA & CANADA............................................................................................................23
TECHNICAL SUPPORT & WARRANTY - EUROPE .............................................................................................24
TECHNICAL SUPPORT & WARRANTY – ASIA PACIFIC ..................................................................................25
GETTING STARTED
About the StyleCam Snap
Congratulations on your purchase of the StyleCam Snap digital camera. Your StyleCam Snap camera has
been ergonomically designed to allow you to quickly and easily take high quality digital pictures and video
without the trouble of buying and developing film.
With a 1/3-inch VGA CMOS image sensor you are assured of clear pictures that can be printed, displayed
on your Web site, or sent to friends and family through e-mail. The VGA CMOS image sensor is capable of
capturing digital still images and streaming snapshots. Through the SiPix Picture Manager, the streaming
snapshots will automatically convert into digital video. You can use the StyleCam Snap as a PC camera,
taking real-time images when connected to your PC with the supplied USB cable.
The included software enables you to easily download your pictures and video to your PC. With ArcSoft
PhotoImpression and VideoImpression software you can edit your pictures and video with ease. For more
information on how to use ArcSoft PhotoImpression and VideoImpression, you may visit their website at
www.arcsoft.com
Unpacking the StyleCam Snap
Open the StyleCam Snap box and remove all contents. If anything is missing or damaged, please contact
your reseller immediately. Your package should contain the following items:
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StyleCam Snap digital camera
Camera neck strap
Tilt base
USB cable
(1) AAA alkaline battery
Quick Start Guide
Software CD containing:
− SiPix Picture Manager (TWAIN)
− SiPix CamWizard
− SiPix CamExplorer
− ArcSoft PhotoImpression
− ArcSoft VideoImpression
− Owner’s Manual (PDF)
− Adobe Acrobat Reader
Note: Do not discard the packaging box. You may need it to return the StyleCam Snap digital camera.
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Identifying Components
Please refer to the following diagram to identify the StyleCam Snap components:
Front View
Shutter button
USB connector
Viewfinder
Lens
Back View
Shutter button
Viewfinder
Status LCD
Power/Mode
button
Battery
compartment
cover
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Inserting the Battery
Please follow the instructions below to insert battery into your StyleCam Snap digital camera:
1.
Turn the camera’s power to OFF.
2.
Open the battery compartment cover located on the bottom of the camera by sliding the cover in
the direction indicated by the arrow.
3.
Note the battery polarity on the inside cover; insert (1) one fresh AAA alkaline battery, and close the
battery compartment door by sliding it back. You will hear a click once the door is completely shut.
IMPORTANT WARNINGS:
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Do not use rechargeable battery in the StyleCam Snap. Using rechargeable battery will damage
your camera.
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Do not open the battery compartment when the camera is ON.
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Download the pictures prior to storing your camera. Battery power is required to maintain images in memory. Loss of image data will occur should the battery lose power.
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The StyleCam Snap allows up to 1 minute for changing battery without losing images saved on
the camera. We recommend that you download the images within 24 hours to avoid losing the
pictures.
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Even without images in the camera, the StyleCam Snap will slowly draw battery power. To conserve battery power, after downloading images, remove the battery from camera.
Caution: Camera will use battery power when battery is inserted. Remove battery from
camera after downloading pictures when not in use.
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TAKING PICTURES
Turning the Camera ON and OFF
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To turn the StyleCam Snap’s power to ON, press the Power/Mode button.
To turn the StyleCam Snap’s power to OFF, press and hold the Power/Mode button for three seconds.
Note: The StyleCam Snap will automatically power off after 30 seconds of inactivity.
LCD Monitor Display
The following LCD displays may vary depending on the current setting.
Streaming
Snapshot mode
Number of
pictures taken
Delete
mode
Indoor/outdoor
mode
Resolution
Battery
Note: When scrolling through the modes, the icon on the LCD blinks when it is selected.
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Camera Icon and Description
To select your desired setting, press the Power/Mode button to scroll through the different modes. The icons
will display in the status LCD; press the Shutter button to select the function displayed and the camera is
ready to take a picture or streaming snapshots.
Note: If you do not press any button within five seconds, the LCD screen automatically returns to the operation mode screen.
Icon
Description
Indicates Streaming Snapshot mode for taking rapid shots
Indicates the number of pictures taken
Indicates Outdoors mode for taking pictures outside. The camera automatically adjusts settings for outdoor use
Indicates Indoors mode for taking pictures inside or in darker environments. The
camera automatically adjusts settings for indoor use
Indicates Delete mode for erasing images or video clips from the internal memory
Indicates Resolution mode for setting the resolution of your image and video
Indicates Battery Level in the camera
Indicates USB connection when the camera is connected to a computer
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How to Take Digital Still Pictures
1. Press the Power/Mode button once to turn the camera on.
Default
Setting
2. Press the Power/Mode button again to scroll to the setting you want:
640 x 480 pixels
320 x 240 pixels
Press the Shutter button to save the setting and return to the main screen.
3. Press the Power/Mode button to scroll to indoor/outdoor:
Indoor: select when inside a building or when ambient light is low.
Outdoor: select when outside.
Press the Shutter button to save the setting and return to the main screen.
4. Frame your subject through the viewfinder and press the Shutter button to take the picture. You will
hear a beep to confirm the picture is taken. The LCD display will show the number of pictures taken.
How to Take Streaming Snapshots
1. Press the Power/Mode button to turn the camera on.
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Press the Power/Mode button to scroll to the streaming Snapshot mode setting
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Press the Shutter Button to save the setting and return to the main screen.
3. Press the Power/Mode button to scroll to the resolution setting. Select the desired resolution:
320 x 240
[No Icon] 160 x 120
Press the Shutter Button to save the setting and return to the main screen.
4. Press the Power/Mode button to scroll to indoor/outdoor, and select the desired setting:
Indoor: select when inside a building or when ambient light is low.
Outdoor: select when outside.
Press the Shutter button to save the setting and return to the main screen.
5. Framing your subject in the viewfinder, press and hold the Shutter Button down to take streaming
snapshots. You will hear continuous beeps as the images record. Release the shutter button to stop
recording. The LCD display will show the number of streaming snapshots you have taken.
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How to Erase Images and Video
This function allows you to erase the image or video clips saved on the internal memory of your StyleCam
Snap.
Press the Power/Mode button to scroll to Erase mode
Erase All images and Videos. Press and hold down the Shutter button
until you hear 2 beeps. This will erase all images and videos saved on
your StyleCam Snap.
Erase LAST image or video taken. Press the Shutter button once until
you hear 2 beeps. This will erase the last image or video you saved
under the selected mode.
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SOFTWARE INSTALLATION
Software Overview & Features
The StyleCam Snap includes the following software and applications to enhance your digital imaging experience. The SiPix Picture Manager (TWAIN), CamWizard and CamExplorer are utility software that will help
you download the images and video from your StyleCam Snap to your computer. All three software provide
easy and convenient file transfer, and you can pick the one that you feel most comfortable using. The ArcSoft PhotoImpression and VideoImpression are photo and video editing applications. The Adobe Acrobat
Reader allows you to view files that are in PDF format.
SiPix Picture Manager (TWAIN)
The SiPix Picture Manager works with TWAIN compliant third party software. The SiPix Picture Manager
allows you to quickly view the images on the StyleCam Snap, edit the images (e.g., crop, rotate, flip), and
save them to your computer.
SiPix CamWizard
The SiPix CamWizard enables quick and easy image/video viewing and download. You can view a slideshow of the pictures you took, watch the digital video clips via Windows Media player, save your photos and
video to the computer, and open any image or video file immediately for viewing.
SiPix CamExplorer
The SiPix CamExplorer provides mass storage function. Mass storage means that you can download the
images and video directly from the camera to your computer without using a third party application. The
camera is treated as an external drive.
ArcSoft PhotoImpression
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An award winning photo software that provides easy-to-use and powerful tools for photo editing and
image enhancing.
Create calendars & greeting cards with the included templates
Create exciting panoramas in three simple steps
ArcSoft VideoImpression
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An award winning video software that provides easy-to-use tools for video editing and organization.
Edit and combine video files, create new movies from other video, animation, and image files. Add
cool transitions to your video clips.
Dual soundtrack support enables you to provide narration and background music.
Adobe Acrobat Reader
Acrobat Reader is used to access the StyleCam Snap Owner’s Manual (in PDF format) on the software CDROM. You can also use this application to view any PDF files.
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Installing the Software
Follow these instructions to install the camera driver and application software on your PC system.
Note: (For Windows 98SE users ONLY!)
You may encounter a message during the installation due to an old version of DirectX installed on your computer. Select “No” and continue with the installation. This will not affect
the operation of you computer.
Installing the StyleCam Snap TWAIN
1. Insert the StyleCam Snap software CD
into your CD-ROM drive. The CD will
auto run, and the StyleCam Snap installation menu will appear.
Note: If the CD does not auto run, click
Start Æ Run, type in “D:\setup.exe” in the
Run dialog text box (where D:\ is your CDROM drive).
2. Check the box next to Automatic Installation, and click Continue.
Note: If your computer already has the
applications installed previously, the application will be grayed out.
We strongly recommend you select Automatic Installation
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For Automatic Installation, please follow the instructions below to complete installing your software.
1. Two license agreements will appear: one for the ArcSoft PhotoImpression and VideoImpression,
and another for installing the driver. Click “Yes” to accept both license agreements to continue installation. The installation of each of these programs will take up to 5 minutes to complete.
2. A progress bar will appear. Please wait for all applications to install on your computer. Each program will take up to 5 minutes to complete.
3. After the ArcSoft programs install, the license agreement for the StyleCam Snap Driver will appear,
click “Yes” to accept the terms of the agreement.
Note: For Windows 98/98SE users: You will be prompted to reboot at the end of this installer;
choose “No, I will restart my computer later” to finish installing all the software.
4. When the installation is completed, the computer prompts you to reboot your system. Select “Restart my computer now” and click “Finish” to reboot your computer, Adobe Acrobat Reader installs.
Note: It is important that you save and close all programs before rebooting your computer.
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For Custom Installation, please follow the instructions below to complete installing your software.
1. Select “Custom Installation” from the Installer Menu shown above, and click “Continue”. The following screen will appear on your computer screen.
2. Check the application/driver software that you want to install on your computer, and click “Install”.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete installing each software that you chose. The installation will be in the order of the menu above.
4. When you finish installing ALL software, select “Yes, I want to restart my computer now” and click
“Finish”.
Note: It is important that you save and close all running programs before starting your computer.
Special Note for Windows 98/98SE Users ONLY
You may be prompted to restart your computer after each application is installed. When prompted by the
computer to reboot, please select “No, I will restart my computer later” and click “Finish”. Continue to
finish installing all software that you chose and then reboot your PC.
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CONNECTING TO YOUR PC
How to Connect the StyleCam Snap to Your PC
Note: Before you connect the StyleCam Snap to your PC, you must install the SiPix software
drivers.
1. Press the Power/Mode button to turn the camera to OFF.
2. Open the connector cover.
3. Plug-in the smaller connector of the USB cable to the USB port on the camera.
4. Plug-in the larger connector of the USB cable to the USB port on the back of your PC or notebook
computer.
Note: Windows will prompt you to install hardware drivers the first time you connect the StyleCam Snap to your PC after installing the software.
5. Your PC now detects the camera.
The camera displays
in the LCD to indicate it is connected to your computer.
6. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete installing the hardware drivers (video and still).
7. When prompted to restart your computer, select “Yes I want to restart my computer now” and click
“Finish” to reboot your PC.
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DOWNLOADING IMAGES AND VIDEO TO YOUR PC
Transfer Images & Video with the StyleCam Snap CamWizard
Use the StyleCam Snap CamWizard to transfer and save your pictures and video, view a slideshow of pictures, play your digital video, or open folders to view files. Connect the StyleCam Snap with the supplied
USB cable to your PC; the following screen appears.
Note: If the CamWizard screen does not appear, go to the bottom of your computer screen
and locate the SiPix CamWizard icon on the right-hand side of the task bar. Double-click
the camera icon
to open the SiPix CamWizard.
The SiPix CamWizard Menu Options
The SiPix CamWizard offers standard Windows Menu options. When you right-click on the camera icon located on the bottom right of your computer’s task bar, the following menu will appear:
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Open SiPix CamWizard
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Enable SiPix CamWizard
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Disable SiPix CamWizard
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About the SiPix CamWizard
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Exit SiPix CamWizard
Save Pictures and Videos to My Computer
To transfer and save the images and video clips to your computer, select the first option from the CamWizard - “Copy pictures to a folder on my computer” and click OK. The following screen appears:
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Your pictures will appear in thumbnail format and the videos will display as video icons as shown in the
above screen capture. To save these files to your PC, click OK. (Click Browse to designate the location of
where you want to save the files.)
View Image Slideshow
You can also view your pictures in a slideshow. Choose “View slideshow of the images” from the CamWizard, and click OK. A slideshow will begin to play. To exit the slideshow, move your mouse to the upper right
corner of your computer screen and a menu bar will appear, click on the X to exit the slideshow and return to
the CamWizard screen.
View Video(s) in Windows Media Player
To play your digital video clips, select the video icon “Play video” from the CamWizard, and click OK. Your
video will begin to play in Windows Media Player. For Windows 98 users, to play multiple video clips you will
need to upgrade your Windows Media Player to 7.x or above. To get the latest version of Windows Media
Player, you may download free of charge from Microsoft’s website.
View Images & Videos in the Camera
The “Open folder to view files” option lets you view your images and video that are saved on the StyleCam
Snap. The files will appear either in a list of file names or in picture thumbnail and video icons, depending on
the Operating System that you use.
Transfer Images with ArcSoft PhotoImpression
Follow the instructions below to transfer the pictures using ArcSoft PhotoImpression.
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Connect the StyleCam Snap to your computer (refer to Making Connections on page 12).
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Launch ArcSoft PhotoImpression application: Start → Programs → ArcSoft → ArcSoft PhotoImpression 3.0.
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Select “Get Photos” from the top of the left panel.
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Click the “Camera/Scanner” button located near the bottom of the screen.
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From the “Select Source” drop-down list select “StyleCam Snap”.
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Click “Acquire” (scanner/camera icon); the SiPix Picture Manager will acquire the images saved on
your camera.
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The SiPix Picture Manager allows you to view each individual image saved on your camera. You
can use the arrow keys to scroll to the previous or the next picture. Click on the “Transfer” button to
download the images to your computer.
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Save Images using ArcSoft PhotoImpression
Once you have downloaded (transferred) all the images you want onto your computer. Follow the instructions below to save your pictures on the computer.
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Click Save on the left panel of the screen, and then click Save As at the bottom of the screen.
2.
When the Save window opens, select a directory where you want to save your pictures, type a
name for the image file, and click Save.
Transfer and Save Video Using SiPix CamExplorer
You can also use the StyleCam Snap Camera Explorer to save the images and videos to your computer.
Follow the instructions below:
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. Your images and videos appear in
Go to My Computer; double-click on the My Camera icon
this folder. The still images will display in thumbnail format, and the video clips will display in video
icons. (See screen capture below)
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You can copy & paste, or drag the files that you want to save to a folder on your hard drive.
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USING THE STYLECAM SNAP AS A PC-CAMERA
Using the StyleCam Snap as a PC Camera
The SiPix StyleCam Snap allows you to connect to your computer with the supplied USB cable and use it as
a PC camera. Please the instructions below carefully.
Connecting the StyleCam Snap to a PC
1. Set your StyleCam Snap on the tilt base (included) and place it on a
flat surface. The tilt base also attaches to the laptop as shown on the
right.
2. Connect on end of the USB cable to StyleCam Snap and the other end
of the USB cable to your computer’s USB port.
Using the ArcSoft VideoImpression
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Connect the StyleCam Snap to your computer with the supplied USB cable. The camera will power
on automatically.
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Launch ArcSoft VideoImpression. Go to Start → Programs → ArcSoft → ArcSoft VideoImpression
1.6.
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Click “New” and then click “Capture”.
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The capture screen appears and starts capturing live video. Click the record button to begin recording your video. Click the stop button to stop recording.
Note: For more information on ArcSoft PhotoImpression and VideoImpression, please visit ArcSoft Web site at www.arcsoft.com
Saving Video Clips with Windows Media Player
If your computer comes with Windows Media Player (Windows 2000, Me and XP), you can view your video
through Media Player and save the video clips. Follow the instructions below to save your video:
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Go to File → Save As (from top left of the menu bar). The Save As screen appears.
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Select a location to save your video, name your file and click OK.
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Your video is now saved on your computer.
Note: If you need to install the latest version of Windows Media Player, you
can download Media Player free of charge from Microsoft Web site at
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/download/default.asp
For questions regarding Windows Media Player, please contact Microsoft technical support directly.
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VIDEO CONFERENCING WITH NETMEETING
How to Use the StyleCam Snap with Microsoft NetMeeting
The StyleCam can be used with Microsoft NetMeeting for video conferencing. Follow these instructions:
1.
Connect the StyleCam Snap to your computer with the supplied USB cable. The camera will power
on automatically.
2.
Launch NetMeeting. Go to Start → Programs → Accessories → Communications → NetMeeting.
3.
After NetMeeting starts, click the Tools menu, select Video and click Send. A video window opens
(My Video). You can start and stop sending video using the controls on this window.
Note: For more information on using NetMeeting and to download the latest version,
browse to the Microsoft Web site at http://www.microsoft.com/windows/netmeeting/
You can use the StyleCam Snap as a video conferencing camera with popular Instant Messengers such
as Microsoft MSN with NetMeeting, Yahoo! Messenger and AOL Instant Messenger (AIM). For details on
how to use individual instant messaging programs, please contact the service provider directly.
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/netmeeting/
http://messenger.yahoo.com/
http://www.aim.com/index.adp
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STYLECAM SNAP QUICK TIPS
Taking Pictures Indoors – General Do’s
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Try to take pictures in an area where there are a lot of colors and patterns. If taking a portrait picture
of a person, make sure the clothing does not have a high contrast to the background (e.g. white shirt
against black background).
Depending on the subject and the indoor conditions, it is generally better to have the light source at
an angle (e.g. 45 degrees) from the subject instead of directly in front of or directly behind the subject.
Taking Pictures Indoors – General Don’ts
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Avoid an area where the wall is the main portion of the image.
Avoid light sources positioned directly behind or directly in front of your subject.
Usually the indoors lighting is very diffused; therefore, try to avoid bright light sources from being in
the picture. A great variance in lighting in a single frame can cause improper exposure because the
digital camera cannot judge the amount of light correctly (e.g. shaded hallway and bright entryway).
Try to avoid a light source that is brighter than the subject.
Don’t take a picture directly into the light.
Try to avoid half sunlight and half-fluorescent light, or any mixture of different lighting.
Avoid taking pictures of a computer screen.
Avoid an object in the picture that could reflect light and that is close to the person taking the picture
(e.g. glass bottle, white shirt, glasses, etc.).
Taking Pictures Outdoors – General Do’s
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Try to take pictures in an outdoor setting where there are a lot of colors and patterns.
It is better to have the subject facing the sunlight instead of having the back to the sunlight.
Try to position your subject close to the center of the picture.
Taking Pictures Outdoors – General Don’ts
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Avoid taking a picture where there is a shiny surface or reflective area in the image (e.g. glass,
metal).
Avoid pointing the camera directly at a shiny surface.
Do not take pictures of both shaded and sun lit areas together. While our digital camera does make
great adjustments for this, it is unable to clearly adjust for vast differences in lighting as compared to
the human eye.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Image Sensor
1/3-inch VGA CMOS sensor
Image Resolution
640 x 480
320 x 240
Image Capacity
Up to 100 images
Up to 400 images
Image Format
JPEG
Streaming Snapshots
320 x 240
160 x 120
80 seconds
160 seconds
Video Format *
AVI
PC Camera
Up to 30 fps
Internal Memory
8MB SDRAM
Exposure Control
Auto
White Balance Control
Auto
Lens Focal Length
6 mm (equivalent to 43 mm on 35 mm camera)
Focusing Range
19.7-inch (0.5m) ~ infinity
Lens Aperture
F2.8
Shutter Speed
1/4~1/1500 sec. (electronic shutter)
LCD Status Display
Monochrome status LCD
Computer Interface
USB v1.1
Power Source
1 x AAA alkaline battery
Power Saving
Auto power off: 30 seconds
Operating System
Windows 98, 98SE, ME, 2000, XP
Camera Dimension
2.4” x 2.4” x 0.7” (60x60x17mm)
Camera Weight
1.27 oz 36.02g (without battery)
* Video is converted from streaming snapshot images using the SiPix software. Video length varies.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
Possible cause
Solution
The camera has no
power.
The batteries are discharged.
Replace the batteries with freshly charged ones.
The batteries are inserted
incorrectly.
Check the battery orientation.
Is the camera connected to a
computer?
The camera’s buttons are not functional when
connected to a PC. Disconnect the camera to take
more pictures.
Is the camera’s power on?
The camera powers off automatically after 30
seconds. Make sure the camera’s power is ON
before taking a picture.
Is the camera connected to a
computer?
The camera’s buttons are not functional when
connected to a PC. Disconnect the camera to take
more pictures.
The pictures are
blurry.
The camera or subject was
moving when the picture was
taken.
Hold the camera steady to take pictures.
The picture is too
light.
You are facing a bright light
when taking the picture.
Change the angle of the picture so that bright
lights do not shine directly towards the camera
lens.
My computer cannot
detect the StyleCam
Snap
USB connection failure
Use the USB Doctor program provided by the StyleCam Snap. Insert the CD into your CD-ROM drive, go
to My Computers Æ D:\ (Where “D:\” is your CD-ROM
drive). Open “Utilities” folder and double click on USB
Doctor program. Follow the on-screen instruction to use
the program.
The camera won’t
take a picture.
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ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY – USA & CANADA
SiPix, a Foxlink Peripherals, Inc. brand, warrants this hardware product against defects in material and
workmanship for a period of one year from the original date of purchase as identified on the proof of purchase (your receipt). It is the end-user’s responsibility to make certain this product is in working condition
with the intended computer system within the one-year warranty period.
These are the sole remedies and SiPix’s sole liabilities for performance or failure to perform of the product.
SiPix reserves the right to change its warranty policy at any time for all products distributed after the date of
such change in warranty. Except as set forth above, all other warranties whether express or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose are
hereby excluded.
SiPix shall not be liable for incidental, special or consequential damages arising out of or related to the use
or performance of the product, including, without limitation, loss of data or use of data processing facilities or
equipment, regardless of whether SiPix may have been advised about the possibility of such damages arising out of use of the product shall be limited to the amounts paid by purchaser for such product.
This warranty is only valid within the boundaries and territories of the USA and Canada. SiPix is not responsible for costs incurred due to shipping, insurance, customs, or duties. SiPix is not responsible for nontraceable packages or packages shipped without a valid RMA number on the outside of the package.
This warranty does not apply if the product has been damaged by an accident, electrical fault, through misuse or abuse. If the product has been altered without written authorization from SiPix, the warranty will be
void.
This warranty applies only to hardware products manufactured by or for SiPix. Warranted products must
bear the “SiPix” brand name, trade name, or logo. The aforementioned warranty and remedies are exclusive,
and in lieu of all others, whether oral, written, expressed or implied. SiPix specifically disclaims any and all
implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.
SiPix is not responsible for incidental or consequential damages resulting from any breach of warranty. SiPix
is not responsible under any other legal theory, including, but not limited to lost profits, and any cost of recovering reprogramming or reproducing any program or data stored in or used with SiPix products.
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WARRANTY SERVICES – USA & CANADA
If your SiPix product needs to be returned for repair, you must contact SiPix technical support prior to shipment for an RMA number before sending in the product. The RMA number is a Return Merchandise Authorization number. SiPix will refuse all shipments without a proper RMA number. The RMA number
MUST be printed on the outside of the original shipping carton in large print written in black ink next to the
shipping label. Failure to properly pack shipment could cause serious damage to the product and void the
warranty.
Should any defect(s) be discovered, the product may be returned to SiPix with a valid RMA number. If you
are returning product for repair, please be sure to do the following:
1. Call SiPix Customer Support Mon-Fri during regular business hours at 510.651.9199 and obtain an
RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization) number.
2. Print your RMA number on the OUTSIDE of the original shipping carton in large print written in black
ink next to the shipping label.
3. Include a copy of the bill of sale with the returned product.
4. Unless otherwise instructed, do not return any manuals or software when returning items for repair.
5. Ship to SiPix via a traceable shipping method and retain the tracking number.
Note: This product is intended for use only within the boundaries and territories of the United States and
Canada. If you purchased this product in Mexico or South America and need assistance or repair, you must
contact your originating reseller for service and support. SiPix, Fremont CA, will not accept any shipments
from outside the boundaries and territories of the USA and Canada. SiPix often bundles many different third
party software options with its products. If any of these options were ordered with your SiPix product and
they appear to be missing or incorrect, contact your reseller immediately.
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TECHNICAL SUPPORT – USA & CANADA
SiPix provides technical support at no cost during the one-year warranty period. Users with questions or
concerns of a technical nature should first refer to the product manual, as usage and troubleshooting information is provided in detail. For additional information or assistance, users should visit the SiPix Web-site,
as tutorials, updated drivers, frequently asked questions and news updates are available.
www.sipixdigital.com/support
Should you require further assistance, you may contact SiPix technical support representatives by calling
510.651.9199. SiPix Technical Support is available from 8 AM to 6 PM PST, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.
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TECHNICAL SUPPORT & WARRANTY - EUROPE
Technical Support
SiPix provides technical support at no cost during the two-year European warranty period. Users with questions or concerns of a technical nature should first refer to the product manual, as usage and troubleshooting
information is provided in detail. For additional information or assistance, users should visit the SiPix Website, as tutorials, updated drivers, frequently asked questions and news updates are available at
www.sipixdigital.com/support
Should you require further assistance, you may contact SiPix technical support representatives by calling:
For free Technical Support call in Europe*: 00800-800 SiPix (00800-80074749) or by E-Mail :
sipix@appello.de. SiPix Technical Support is available from 9 AM to 6 PM CET, Monday through Friday,
excluding public holidays.
Technische Unterstützung
SiPix bietet kostenlose technische Unterstützung innerhalb der zweijährigen Europäischen Garantiefrist.
Wenn Sie technische Fragen haben, sollten Sie zuerst das Benutzerhandbuch lesen, da sich detaillierte
Informationen zur Verwendung und Fehlerbehebung in dem Benutzerhandbuch befinden. Für zusätzliche
Informationen oder Unterstützung besuchen Sie bitte die SiPix Web-Site, wo Lehrgänge, aktuelle Treiber,
häufig gestellte Fragen und Update-Programme angeboten werden. www.sipixdigital.com/support
Sie können ebenfalls Kontakt mit dem Team unserer technischen Unterstützung aufnehmen, um weitere
Hilfe zu erhalten:
Gebührenfreie technischen Hotline in Europa* : 00800-800 SiPix (00800-80074749) oder per E-Mail :
sipix@appello.de.
Unsere technische Unterstützung steht Ihnen von Montag bis Freitag von 9 Uhr bis 18 Uhr
Mitteleuropäischer Zeit ausschließlich Feiertagen zur Verfügung.
Support Technique
SiPix fournit le support technique sans frais pendant la période de garantie d’ deux ans. Les utilisateurs qui
se posent des questions de nature technique doivent se référer tout d'abord au Manuel Utilisateur, car les
informations relatives à l'utilisation et au dépannage sont présentées en détail. Pour les informations
supplémentaires ou l'aide, les utilisateurs peuvent visiter le site web de SiPix www.sipixdigital.com/support ,
car il met à leur disposition des tutoriaux, des pilotes mis à jour, des questions fréquemment posées et des
mis à jour d’informations.
Si vous avez besoin de plus d'aide, vous pouvez contacter les représentants du support technique SiPix en
appelant:
Pour assistance Technique rappeler le numéro gratuit en Europe* :00800-800 SiPix
(00800-80074749) ou par E-Mail : sipix@appello.de
Le Support Technique de SiPix est disponible de 9h à 18h, du lundi au vendredi, sauf les jours fériés.
TEL: 00800-800 SiPix
*Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Austria, Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland, Italy, UK, Ireland,
Germany. In the UK you can use as well 0845 6604550
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TECHNICAL SUPPORT & WARRANTY – ASIA PACIFIC
Technical Support
Upon receipt of this SiPix product you are immediately eligible for Technical Support during the warranty
period of ONE YEAR from the purchase date. Users with questions or concerns of a technical nature should
first refer to the product manual, as usage and troubleshooting information is provided in detail. For additional information or assistance, users should visit the SiPix Web-site, as tutorials, updated drivers, frequently asked questions and news updates are available. www.sipixdigital.com/support. For technical support please call 886-2-8226-9298.
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