Genius G-Shot DV210 User Guide Manual - VideoCamera

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FCC STATEMENT
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for Class B
digital devices, 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:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into 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.
Use of shielded cable is required to comply with Class B limits in Subpart B of Part 15 of
the FCC rules. Do not make any changes or modifications to the equipment unless
otherwise specified in the manual. If such changes or modifications should be made, you
could be required to stop operation of the equipment.
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SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
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Do not use this DV camera if it is emitting smoke (or an unusual odor), becomes unusually
hot to be touched, produces a peculiar noise, or exhibits any other abnormal conditions.
Do not expose the DV camera to moisture and make sure no water gets into the DV
camera.
Do not touch the power plug during a thunderstorm if you are using the AC power adapter.
This may cause an electrical shock.
Do not use the DV camera if any foreign objects have entered the DV camera.
Do not place the DV camera in an unstable location such as on a wobbly table or sloping
surface.
Do not insert or drop metallic or other foreign objects into the camera through access points
such as the SD memory card slot.
Do not attempt to modify this DV camera.
Never operate this DV camera in any way while driving a vehicle.
Do not cover or wrap the DV camera or the AC power adapter with a cloth or quilt. Always
use the DV camera and its accessories in well-ventilated locations.
Handle the DV camera carefully and do not bump the DV camera into any hard object.
Do not move the DV camera while it is switched on. (If you are using the AC power adapter,
unplug the adapter from the AC power outlet after you have switched off the camera.)
Ensure that any connector cords or cables to other devices are disconnected before moving
the DV camera.
When leaving the DV camera unused for long periods, such as during a vacation, always
unplug the DV camera from the power source (batteries or AC power adapter) for safety.
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CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION
5-6
Setting the date and time
Overview
Package contents
Optional accessories
CAPTURING IMAGES
Basic Settings
Using the digital zoom
Using the Self-Timer
Using the Flash
Setting the image resolution and
quality
Number of recordable images
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR
DIGITAL VIDEO
CAMERA
7-12
Front view
Rear view
LCD monitor information
LED indicators and beeper
function
GETTING STARTED
16-21
RECORD MODE
21-24
Recording video clips
Viewing video clips
12-16
PLAYBACK MODE
Installing the batteries
Using the AC power adapter
(optional accessory)
Attaching the strap
Loading an SD memory card
(optional accessory)
Turning on your digital video
camera
Viewing images
Zoom playback
Displaying thumbnail images
Slide show display
Deleting video clips/images
To delete on video clip/image at
a time
To delete all video clip/image at
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Speaker
LCD brightness
Power off
Reset to default
Date type
Date setup
Date imprint
Video out
Light freq.
Language
once
Protecting video clips/images
Protecting one video clip/image
Removing protection from
One video clip/image
SYSTEM
CONNECTIONS
31-34
Installing the USB Driver on a
Windows PC
Installing PhotoSuite
Installing PhotoVista
Installing WinDVD Creator
SVCD
MENU OPTIONS
Playback Menu
Protect
Delete all
Slide show
Copy to card
35-38
Record menu
Image size
Image quality
Video quality
Exposure
White balance
ISO
Quick view
Setup Menus
44-46
CONNECTING YOUR DITIGITAL
VIDEO CAMERA TO OTHER
DEVICES
46
CAMERA
SPECIFICATIONS
47-48
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APPENDIX
Error messages
39-44
Format
Beep
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INTRODUCTION
Overview
Your new digital video camera delivers good quality, 1600 x 1200 resolution images using
a 2.0 Mega pixels CMOS sensor. This digital video camera is designed as an “entry-level”
handy cam. You can simply use this small DV camera for video recording.
Using the 1.5" LTPS color image LCD monitor, you can record images and then review
them in detail. An auto-flash sensor automatically detects the shooting (lighting)
conditions and determines whether the flash should be used. This feature helps ensure
that your images turn out right.
64MB internal (built-in) memory let you capture and store images without the need for an
additional memory card. However, you may wish to expand the memory capacity by using
an external memory card.
Video clips or images that you have taken can be downloaded to your computer using the
USB cable (USB driver is required for Win 98). You can enhance and retouch your
images on your computer by using the provided editing software. You may share your
images with your friends via e-mail, in a report, or on a website.
To play the video clip back on the computer, we recommend you to use Windows
Multi-Media Player 9.0 (WMP 9.0). You can download free WMP version from the website
at www.microsoft. com.
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Package contents
Carefully unpack your kit box and ensure that you have the following items. In the event that any
item is missing or if you find any mismatch or damage, promptly contact your dealer.
Digital Video Camera
AV cable
User’s manual
Quick guide
2 x AA alkaline batteries
USB cable
Software CD-ROM
Camera strap
Camera pouch
Camera Tripod
Common (Optional) Accessories:
SD memory card (up to 512MB capacity)
AC power adapter
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GETTING TO KNOW YOUR DIGITAL VIDEO
CAMERA
Front view
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Lens
Microphone
Flash
Self-timer LED
Battery/SD card cover
Tripod socket
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Back view
1.
LCD monitor
2.
Speaker
3.
Power/Menu button
4.
Arrow button (up)
Flash button
Arrow button (right)
5.
T
6.
Zoom in button
Arrow button (down)
Self-timer button
7.
Arrow button (left)
W
Zoom out button
8.
Record / Stop button
9.
System LED indicator
10. OK OK button
Digital zoom button
11.
Image shutter button
12.
Delete button
13.
Playback button
Pause button
15. USB terminal
16. DC-in connector
17. Strap eyelet
14. A/V OUT (Audio/Video Out) terminal
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LCD information
These indicators are displayed when recording still images or video clips:
1. Zoom state
2. Sound level
Low sound level
Mild sound level
Medium sound level
High sound level
Fully sound level
Mute
3. Battery level
Full battery power
Fairly consumed
Nearly exhausted
Virtually no battery power
4. Card indicator
5. Flash mode
Auto flash (intensive)
Auto flash (extensive)
6.
7.
Fluorescent-2
Lamp
8. EV compensation
9. Image size
Large 1600 x 1200
Medium 800 x 600
10. Possible number of shots
11. Still image mode
12. Image/ Video quality
Flash off
Self-timer indicator
White balance
Auto
Daylight
Shade
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13. Recordable movie time
14. Record mode
Super Fine
Fine
Normal
These indicators are displayed when playing back video clips:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Folder number and image number
Sound level
Low sound level
Mild sound level
Medium sound level
High sound level
Fully sound level
Mute
Battery level
Full battery power
Fairly consumed
Nearly exhausted
Virtually no battery power
Card indicator
Pause / Play indicator
Count
Record mode
Video quality
Super Fine
Fine
Normal
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These indicators are displayed when playing back still images:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Folder number and image
number
Battery level
Full battery power
Fairly consumed
Nearly exhausted
Virtually no battery power
Card indicator
Date (year. month. day)
Exposure time
Aperture value
Still image mode
Image quality
Super Fine
Fine
Normal
Image size
Large 1600 x 1200
Medium 800 x 600
LED indicators and beeper function
Indicator
Status
Description/Activity
Sound
LED Indicator
Solid green
The camera is powering up
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LED Indicator
Solid green
The camera is powered and ready
Yes *(1)
LED Indicator
Blinking red
Charging the flash
No
LED Indicator
Blinking
green
Image is being recorded to the memory
card
No
LED Indicator
Blinking
green
USB communication/transfer in progress
No
LED Indicator
Solid green
The camera is ready to record images (or
movies).
Yes *(1)
Self-timer
Indicator
Blinking
blue
The self-timer function is activated.
Yes *(1)
—
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Error message
Yes *(3)
—
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Valid button event
Yes *(1)
*(1) The camera sounds one beep.
*(3) The camera sounds three beeps.
GETTING STARTED
Installing the batteries
You can use either 2 AA size batteries (Alkaline, Ni-MH) or an
AC power adapter (optional accessory) to power the camera.
Battery power is convenient for capturing images or video clips
while an AC power adapter is useful when transferring images
to your computer.
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1.
2.
3.
Slide the battery cover.
Insert the batteries, noting correct polarity (+ or -).
Close the battery cover firmly.
NOTE
If you will not be using the batteries for an extended period of time, remove them from the
camera to prevent leakage or corrosion.
Never use manganese batteries.
Never use batteries of different type (together) or mix old and new batteries.
Avoid using batteries in extremely cold environments as low temperatures can shorten the
battery life and reduce camera performance. (Such damage is not covered under the
warranty).
Using an AC power adapter (optional
accessory)
1.
2.
Connect one end of the AC power adapter to the jack labeled
“DC IN”.
Connect the other end to an electrical outlet.
NOTE
Make sure to use only the AC power adapter specified for the camera. Damage caused by
the use of an incorrect adapter is not covered under the warranty.
Using an AC power adapter while transferring images to your computer prevents
unexpected automatic power off of the camera.
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Attaching the hand strap
To prevent accidental dropping of the camera, always use
the hand strap.
Attach the hand strap as follows:
1.
2.
Thread the small loop of the hand strap through the
strap eyelet on the camera.
Pull the large loop through the small loop until the strap
is firmly secured.
Loading an SD memory card (optional accessory)
The camera comes with 64MB of internal memory, allowing
you to record video clips and store captured images in the
camera. However, you can also expand the memory
capacity by using an optional SD memory card so that you
can store more images and video clips.
1.
2.
3.
Slide the SD memory card cover.
Inset the SD memory card.
If the card cannot be inserted, check the
orientation.
Close the SD card cover.
To remove an SD memory card
1.
2.
Make sure the camera is off.
Open the SD card cover.
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Press lightly on the edge of the memory card and it will eject.
NOTE
To prevent valuable data from being accidentally erased from an SD card, you can slide the
write protect tab (on the side of the SD memory card) to “LOCK”.
To save, edit, or erase data on an SD memory card, you must unlock the card.
Turning on your digital video camera
1.
Swing the LCD panel 90º away from the camera body.
2.
Press and hold the
power/menu button on the top
to turn on your camera.
To turn off you digital video camera, press again
power/menu button.
Setting the date and time
The date and time setting screen will automatically appear:
When first turning the camera on;
When turning the power on after leaving the camera without batteries for an extended
period of time.
To adjust the date or time at any other time:
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1.
Press the
2.
Select Setup menu by using the
3.
Press the
4.
Select Date setup by using the
press the
power/menu button.
or
button.
button to enter the main menu.
or
button, and
button.
To increase the value for each option, press the
button.
To decrease the value for each option, press the
Press the
button.
button to move to the next item field.
5.
When all options are set, press the
6.
To exit the menu mode press the
button.
power/menu button again.
CAPTURING IMAGES
Basic settings
Using the digital zoom
Zoom photography allows you to capture telephoto and wide-angle shots. By using the digital
zoom, images can be enlarged by pressing the (T) telephoto button so that the subject appears
closer or appears further away by pressing the (W) wide-angle button.
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1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Turn on your digital video camera.
Swing the LCD monitor.
Press the T telephoto button to activate the zoom
function.
Digital zoom’s range is from 1x to 2.5x.
The digital zoom magnification appears on the
LCD monitor.
Use the (T) telephoto button or (W) wide-angle button to
adjust the zoom state. The digital zoom level displays on
the LCD monitor.
Press the
shutter button to record a “zoomed” video
clip.
NOTE
The more the image is enlarged, the more pixilated (grainier) the image.
It is not possible to capture a zoomed image (photograph).
In still image mode, the digital zoom’s range is from 1x to 2.5x to help you to see the details
of the image. However, the actual captured image will be stored as 1x ratio only.
Using the self-timer
Use the self-timer you can join into the screen when taking group
shots.
The self-timer duration is 10 seconds. After the self-timer is set,
the shutter automatically releases after 10 seconds.
The self-timer lamp starts blinking relatively slow for 7 seconds
and then blinking rapidly for the last 3 seconds.
1.
Secure your camera to a tripod or place it on a stable surface.
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2.
Press the
button to turn on your camera.
3.
Compose the picture.
4.
Press the
button.
The count down is displayed on the LCD monitor.
5.
shutter button.
Press the
To cancel the self-timer photography at any time, press the
self-timer again to disrupt the sequence.
NOTE
After an image is taken by using self-timer, the self-timer mode is turned off.
If you wish to take another image using the self-timer, repeat these steps.
Using the flash
The flash is designed to function automatically when lighting
conditions warrant the use of flash. You can capture an image
using a suitable flash mode to your circumstances.
button to turn on your camera.
1.
Press the
2.
Press the
button repeatedly until your desired flash mode
appears on the LCD monitor.
shutter button.
Compose the picture and press the
3.
The camera has three flash modes: Auto flash (intensive), Auto
flash (extensive) and Flash off.
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Flash Mode
Auto Flash
(intensive)
Auto Flash
(extensive)
Flash Off
Description
The flash fires automatically according to the ambient lighting
conditions.
Select this mode for general photography.
The flash fires automatically according to the ambient lighting
conditions. Select this mode for close photography.
The flash will not fire.
Select this mode when taking images in a place where flash
photography is prohibited, or when the distance to the subject is be
yond the effective range of the flash.
Setting the image resolution and quality
You can adjust the resolution and compression settings to suit the image you are about to shoot.
The resolution gets higher in the order of 800x600 and 1600x1200. Use a higher resolution if
you prefer a larger print. However, this will also produce larger file size.
The compression gets higher in his order of Super fine, Fine and Normal. Select Super fine for
higher quality image, or Normal if you wish to capture more image. The Fine setting provides
adequate quality for standard shots.
High resolution and quality settings are recommended for printed output and situations requiring
the finest detail. Lower resolution/quality images take up less memory space and may be quite
suitable for sharing images via e-mail, in a report, or on a web page.
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To change image resolution and quality settings:
1.
Press the
2.
Select Record menu by using the
3.
Press the
4.
Select Image size or Image quality by using the
or
5.
power/menu button and menu options pop up.
button, and press the
button.
Change the settings with the
Press the
button.
button to enter the main menu.
and then press the
6.
or
or
button
button.
power/menu button again to exit from
the menu mode.
7.
Compose your picture.
8.
Press the
shutter button.
Number of recordable images
The frame counter indicates the approximate number of images that can be stored on the
internal memory or the SD memory card at the camera’s image quality and size settings. The
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number of recordable images may vary depending on the recorded subject and the capacity of
the memory card, or if there are files other than images, or when the recording is made while
switching the picture quality or resolution.
Resolution
Compression
ratio
64MB
internal
memory
64MB
SD memory
card
Super fine
4:1
91
86
Fine
8:1
136
129
Normal
12:1
182
173
Super fine
4:1
364
346
Fine
8:1
546
519
Normal
12:1
728
692
Quality
1600 x 1200 pixels
800 x 600 pixels
* The above data shows the standard testing results. The actual capacity varies according to shooting
conditions and settings.
RECORD MODE
The digital video camera performs its best resolution of MPEG-4 320x240 pixels/ 25 fps.
1.
Press the
2.
To start recording a video clip by pressing the
power/menu button to turn on your camera.
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The zoom state, the battery level, card indicator (if an SD memory card is inserted), the
movie mode and the elapsed time will
display on the LCD monitor when recording
a video clip.
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To stop recording, press the
record
button again.
The table below indicates the approximate duration
of recording time that you can record at each setting based on 64MB internal memory.
Resolution
320 x 240 pixels
Video Quality
Estimated Recording Time
Super Fine
Approx. 5 min.
Fine
Normal
Approx. 12 min.
Approx. 17 min.
NOTE
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In record mode, zoom function is activated, and a “zoomed “video clip can be recorded.
In record mode, video quality and self-timer cannot be set or activated.
In record mode, the flash mode is automatically set to [Off].
In record mode, the minimum environment’s luminance requires 110 lux at least.
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Viewing video clips
To view the recorded video clips, follow the steps below:
1.
Press the
power/menu button to turn on your camera.
2.
Press the
3.
Select the video clip you want to view by using the
playback/ pause button to view the recorded video clips.
„
To pause playback at any time, press the
„
To stop playback, press the
Pressing the
or the
button.
playback/ pause button again.
button.
button while playing the video clip will change the status as
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NOTE
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While viewing the recorded video clips, press OK button the screen will display thumbnail
images.
To play the video clip back on the computer, we recommend you to use Windows
Multi-Media Player 9.0(WMP 9.0) or the Software Application we offered. You can
download free WMP version from the website at www. microsoft.com.
button will increase the volume; press the
To adjust the sound level, press the
button will decrease the volume.
PLAYBACK MODE
In the
playback mode, you can view, magnify, protect images, delete all images, or run a
slide show. Playback mode also provides a thumbnail image display, allowing you quickly
search for the image you want.
Viewing images
1.
Press the
power/menu button to turn on your
camera.
2.
Press the
playback/ pause button to view
the captured images.
3.
Select the image you want to view by using the
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button.
To view the previous image, press the
To view the next image, press the
button.
button The LCD monitor displays the detailed information for the captured image, such as
image size, image quality, date, exposure time, aperture value, file number, card
indicator (if the SD memory card is inserted) and the focus number.
NOTE
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You can also view your images on the TV screen. First connect one end of the A/V cable to
the A/V OUT jack of the camera and the other end to the video input socket of the TV. The
LCD monitor will be automatically off. Press the
your camera on.
Zoom playback
While reviewing your images, you may enlarge a
selected portion of an image. This magnification
allows you to view fine details.
1.
Press the
power/menu button to turn on your
camera.
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2.
Press the
„
playback/ pause button.
The last image frame appears on the LCD monitor.
or
button to select the frame you want to enlarge.
3.
Use the
4.
Adjust the zoom ratio by using the
„
button.
The image is displayed enlarged; you will see
a red frame with a red box inside. The red
frame indicates the entire image, while the
red box shows the location of the currently
enlarged area.
5.
Use the
,
,
or
button to select the
area to enlarge.
6.
button.
To display the regular size, press the
NOTE
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Press the OK button, the modes appear cyclically:1x-> 2x-> 4x-> Thumbnail-> 1x .
Displaying Thumbnail images
This function allows you to view nine thumbnail images on the LCD monitor simultaneously so
that you can quickly scan for a particular image.
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1.
Press the
2.
Press the
„
3.
power/menu button to turn on your camera.
playback/ pause button.
The last image frame appears on the LCD monitor.
button.
Press the
„
Nine thumbnail images appear on the
LCD monitor (assuming there are nine
or more recorded images in the
memory).
4.
Use the
,
,
or
button to move
the cursor to select the image to be
displayed at regular size.
5.
Press the
button to display the
selected image on the full screen.
NOTE
„
While displaying thumbnail images, press the
delete button, the screen will display
“Delete this ?” you may choose [Yes] or [No] by using the
choice, press the
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Slide show display
The slide show function enables you to play your images back automatically in sequential order
as a slide show. This is a very useful and entertaining feature reviewing recorded images and
for presentations.
1.
Press the
power/menu button to turn on
your camera.
2.
Press the
playback/ pause button,
then press again the
3.
Select Slide show by using the
button, and press the
4.
power/menu button.
or
button.
or
Set the playback interval by using the
button and press the
„
button.
The slideshow starts displaying your images on the LCD monitor, one by one, with the
interval that you set.
button.
„
To stop the slideshow display, press the
„
To pause the slideshow display, press the
„
To cancel the pause, press the
playback/ pause button.
playback/ pause button.
NOTE
„
You can adjust the slideshow display interval within the range of 1 sec. to 9 sec. For
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slideshow interval, refer to “Slide show” in the Playback menu.
Deleting video clips/images
All files stored in the internal memory or SD memory card will be removed. To delete the video
clip or image recorded in the internal memory, remember not to insert the memory card in the
camera. Otherwise, the video clip or image recorded in the memory card will be erased.
To delete one video clip/image at a time
1.
power/menu button to turn on
Press the
your camera.
2.
Press the
3.
4.
5.
6.
playback/ pause button to
view the recorded video clips/images.
Select unwanted video clip/image by using the
or
button.
button.
Press the
“Delete this?” message appears on the image.
or
button to select [Yes], and then press the
button to confirm.
„ Use the
„ If you want to cancel the deletion, then select [No].
Repeat the above steps to delete further video clip/image if necessary. No images!] pops
up.
„ If all video clips/images are deleted, [ i
No images! ] pops up.
To delete all video clips/images at once
1.
Press the
playback/ pause button to view
the recorded video clips/ images.
2.
Press slightly the
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pop up.
or
button.
Select Playback menu play by using the
or
button, and then press the
Select “Delete all” by using the
Use the
or
button to select [Yes], then press
the
button to confirm.
A progress bar displays, indicating the progress of
deleting.
3.
4.
5.
button.
If you want to cancel the deletion, and then select
[No].
If all video clips/images are deleted, [I
No
images! ] pops up.
Turn back to the preview mode, press the
or
shutter/record button.
Protecting video clips/images
You can protect the video clips or images you prefer from being accidentally removed by
selecting the protection function in the Playback
menu. Follow the steps below to perform protect
function:
Protecting one video clip/image
1.
Press the
power/menu button to turn on
your camera.
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Press the
3.
Select Protect by using the
4.
Use the
or
button to select ” One image” and then press the
„ To protect all images, select ”All images” in this step.
5.
or
button and then press the
button.
Select”Lock” by using the
„ Once the video clip/image is protected, the protection icon will display on the protected
video clip/image.
„
playback/ pause button, then press again the
or
button, and press the
To exit the playback menu, press the
or
button.
button.
button.
shutter/record button.
Removing protection from one video clip/image
1.
2.
Perform the steps above 1 to 4 in “Protecting one video clip/image”.
or
button and then press the
Select” Unlock” by pressing the
confirm.
SYSTEM CONNECTIONS
Installing the USB Driver on a Windows PC
The USB driver on the supplied CD-ROM is
exclusively for Windows 98. Installing the USB driver
on computers running Windows 2000/Me/XP is not
necessary.
1. Insert the CD-ROM packaged with the camera
into the CD-ROM drive. The welcome screen
appears.
2. Click “Install USB Driver”. Follow the on-screen
instructions to complete the installation. After the
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USB driver installation is complete, restart your computer.
Installing PhotoSuite
PhotoSuite is a very user-friendly image-editing
program. With PhotoSuite, you can breezily retouch,
compose and organize your images. It contains a
variety of templates, such as photo frames, birthday
cards, calendars and more. Get your images ready
and go explore this amazing program.
To Install PhotoSuite
1.
2.
Inset the CD-ROM packaged with the camera
into the CD-ROM drive. The welcome screen appears.
Click “Install PhotoSuite”. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
NOTE
„
„
For information on how to use PhotoSuite to edit and retouch your recorded images, please
refer to its online help.
For Windows 2000/XP users, make sure to
install and use the PhotoSuite while logged in as
a user with an Administrator account.
To Install PhotoVista
PhotoVista is an easy-to-use program that lets you
º
create spectacular 360 panoramic images in a snap.
When you view these panoramas, you get the
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environment. PhotoVista’s powerful engine quickly and automatically stitches images together,
and its intuitive interface will let even a novice get great results in minutes.
1.
2.
Insert the CD-ROM packaged with the camera into the CD-ROM drive. The welcome
screen appears.
Click “Install PhotoVista”. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
NOTE
„
„
„
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For information on how to use PhotoVista to create spectacular 360 panoramic images,
please refer to its online help.
For Windows 2000/XP users, make sure to install and use the PhotoVista while logged in
as a user with an Administrator account.
For Windows XP users which OS version does not include Service Pack 1 or higher, be
sure to link to http:java. sun.com/getjava/download.html first and download the Java Virtual
Machine installation. For more detail information about Java, please refer to its on-line help
at http:java.sun.com/getjava/help.html.
After java software installation, you can start to install iSee Media Photovista Panorama.
Hereunder is iSee Media Photovista Panorama system requirements and
recommendations: Windows 95/ Windows 98/ Windows NT 4 (Service Pack 3 or higher)
Windows 2000*/ Windows Me*/ Windows XP*
(Service Pack 1 or higher)
Install WinDVD Creator SVCD
WinDVD Creator is an easy-use software to help
you to edit recorded video clips and make your
own DVDs. WinDVD Creator lets you easily
transfer your recorded videos from a camcorder,
add picture, music, titles, transitions between
scenes, special effects or edit the length you prefer.
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This program also includes Automatic Scene Detection that automatically breaks up the video
you transfer into both short clips and scenes.
To Install WinDVD Creator SVCD
1.
2.
Insert the CD-ROM packaged with the camera into the CD-ROM drive.
Click “Install WinDVD Creator SVCD” Follow the on-screen instructions to compete the
installation.
WinDVD Creator System requirements:
Computer Part
Processor
Minimum
Intel Celeron 800Mhz
RAM
Operating System
128 MB
Windows 98SE / 98 / Me /
2000 / XP
On board AC'97 Codec
Sound
Video
Hard Drive
Other
Recommended
Intel Pentium III 600Mhz
*For Direct DVD Support, requires
P4 1.6GHz higher for real-time
requirement
256MB
Windows 2000 / XP
Windows compatible sound card that
supports 48KHz playback (PCI
recommended)
Windows compatible AGP or PCI
graphic card (overlay support is
recommended)
On board Graphic Windows
compatible PCI graphic card
(overlay support is
recommended)
* 70 MB got installation
* 620MB for every hour of VCD quality MEPG-1 video
* 2 GB for every hour of DVD quality MPEG-2 video
CD or DVD burner required for VCD and DVD burning. Appropriate
hardware need to import video from external sources like DV
cameras and camcorders.
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Menu Options
Record Menu
You can use the Record menu to select image size, image quality or video quality. You can also
adjust exposure, white balance or ISO speeding in the Record menu. The Record menu even
allows you to enable quick view function.
button. And scroll through the menu options by
To access the Record menu, press the
using
or
button.
Record menu items: Image size, Image quality, Video quality, Exposure, White balance, ISO
and Quick view.
Image size
Set the desired image
size.
1600 x 1200
800 x 600
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Image quality
Set the quality (compression ratio) sharpness at which the
image is to be recorded.
Super fine
Fine
Normal
Video quality
Set the quality (compression ratio) sharpness at which the
video clip is to be recorded.
Super fine
Fine
Normal
Exposure
Your DV camera adjusts the exposure of each scene
automatically. However, if the subject is very dark, or very
bright, you may override the DV camera automatic exposure
determination to make the subject brighter or darker. This is
called EV compensation. The EV compensation of the DV
camera can be adjusted from -1.8EV to +1.8EV in 0.3EV
step.
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To select the EV compensation you wish, first press the
button. Then increase or decrease
the EV compensation depending on what you need by using the
or
button, then press
button to confirm.
Effective Subjects and Set Values
Positive (+) Compensation
Copying of printed text (black characters on white paper)
Backlit portraits
Very bright scenes (such as snowfields) and highly reflective subjects
Shots made up predominantly of sky
Negative (-) Compensation
Spot lighted subjects, particularly against dark backgrounds
Imaging of printed text (white characters on black paper)
Scenes with low reflectivity, such as shots of green or dark foliage
Auto: Automatic adjustment
[
Daylight: For recording outdoors on a
bright day
]
Shade: For recording outdoors on a
cloudy day
[
]
[
]
Fluorescent-1: Cool white fluorescent
(W3900-4500K)
[
]
Fluorescent-2: Day white fluorescent
(W4600-5400K)
[
]
Lamp: For recording under lamp light
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ISO
Select the photographic ISO to be used when a
photograph is taken. The higher the ISO sensitivity
value, the greater sensitivity, but the greater the noise.
With a higher sensitivity selected, bright photographs
can be taken with less light.
To set the ISO speed, first press the
button. Then
or
choose the ISO speed you prefer by using the
button, then press
button to confirm.
[Auto]
: Auto adjustment
[100 ]
: Sensitivity equivalent to ISO100
[200 ]
: Sensitivity equivalent to ISO200
[400 ]
: Sensitivity equivalent to ISO400
Quick view
Set to display a photographed image on LCD monitor
immediately after you have taken the shot.
To set the quick view, first press the
select [On] or [Off] by using the
then press
button. Then
or
button,
button to confirm.
[On ] : Display quick view
[Off ] : Do not display quick view
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Setup Menu
You can select your preference for the DV camera settings in Setup mode. Press the
or
button.
button and navigate to the option you wish to configure by using the
power
Setup menu items: Format, Beep, Speaker, LCD brightness, Power off, Reset to default, Date
type, Date setup, Date imprint, Video out, Light freq. and Language.
Quick view
This option formats the internal memory (or SD
memory card) and erases all stored images and data.
To perform the format function, first press the
button.
Then select [No] or [Yes] by using the
button, then press
or
button to confirm. A
progress bar displays, showing the progress of
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formatting.
[ No ] : Does not format the internal memory/SD card
[YES] : Formats the internal memory/SD card and
erase all images
Beep
The DV camera makes a sound (beep) each time you
press the camera button if this function is enabled.
Press the
button.
Select [On] or [Off] by using the
or
button,
button to confirm.
then press
[On] : Enable beeper
[Off] : Disable beeper
Speaker
Set the play sound function.
To set the play sound level, first press the
button.
Then increase or decrease the sound depending on
what you wish by using the
press
or
button, then
button to confirm. The play sound level
can be adjusted from 0 to 5.
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LCD brightness
This option adjusts the brightness of the LCD monitor.
To adjust the LCD brightness, first press the
button. Then increase or decrease the LCD brightness
by using the
or
button, then press
button to confirm. The adjustment is from -5 to +5.
Power off
If the DV camera goes unused for a certain period of time while the camera is powered on, the
DV camera will switch to an idle mode, and eventually turn itself off to conserve power.
Inactivity period
(Batteries)
60 seconds
3 minutes
Inactivity period (AC
Power Adapter)
60 seconds
30 minutes
Camera Status
Stay idle
Shut off
If the camera is idle, re-activate the camera by pressing any button or rotate the mode dial. If
the camera has powered-off then you must turn the camera on again by pressing the
power
button. To change the power saving interval when the camera is charging with batteries, first
press the
button. Then select the power-off interval you prefer by using the
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and then press
button to confirm. [3 min], [5 min], [10 min], [30 min], [Cancel]
Reset to default
If you wish to restore all camera settings to their
original status, select this option and then press the
button. Then select [ No] or [Yes] by using the
or
button and then press
button to confirm.
Date type
You can select the date type that is imprinted on your
image.
To set the date type, first press the
Type you prefer by using the
then press
or
button.
button and
button to confirm.
[Y/M/D] : Year/Month/Day
[D/M/Y] : Day/Month/Year
[M/D/Y] : Month/Day/Year
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Date setup
After removing the batteries from the camera, the date and time will return to the default setting.
If this happens,
reset the date and time when using the DV camera.
For more information about the date setup, refer to “Setting the date and time”.
Date imprint
If you set imprint function, your image will be displayed with date on it.
button. Then select [On] or [Off] by using the
To enable this function, first press the
button and then press
or
button to confirm.
Video out
You can view your images on a TV. Remember to select correct video output type according to
where you locate. Otherwise, there will be white lines on a stored image. To set this option, first
press the
button. Then using the
or
button to select your TV receiving system [NTSC]
button to confirm.
or [PAL] and then press
[NTSC] :
Select this format when located in the U.S.A., Canada, Japan, Korea,
Taiwan, Central America or Mexico.
[ PAL ] :
Select this format when located in Australia, Belgium, China, Denmark,
Finland, Germany, Great Britain, Holland, Italy, Kuwait, Malaysia, New
Zealand, Singapore, Spain Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand or Norway.
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Light freq.
Set the frequency of the CMOS sensor.
To set this option, first press the
[60Hz] and then press
button. Then using the
or
button to select [50Hz] or
button to confirm.
Language
This option allows you to select the language for the menus and the texts displayed on the LCD
monitor.
The provided languages are [English], [Français], [Deutsch],[Español], [Portuguès], [Italiano],
,
,
Playback Menu
Use the Playback menu to transfer your recorded
video clips/captured images to a memory card or to
create an on-camera slide show displaying. You may
also use the Playback menu to protect or delete all
images from the camera’s memory card or an internal
memory.
To access the Playback menu, press the
button first and then press the
button. Scroll
through the menu options by using the
or
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Playback menu items: Protect, Delete all, Slide show and Copy to card.
Protect
This feature prevents images from being deleted
accidentally.
Refer to section in this manual titled “Protecting video
clips/images” for further detail.
Delete all
Refer to section in this manual titled “ Deleting video clips/ images”
Slide show
Your camera can display your images sequentially as a
slide show at a selected interval.
[1 sec.], [3 sec.], [5 sec.], [7 sec.], [9 sec.]
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Copy to card
This feature allows you to copy your images from the
camera’s internal memory to a memory card. Of course,
you can only do this if you have a memory card installed
and some images in internal memory.
[ NO ]: Does not copy the images
[YES]: Copy all images to the memory card
CONNECTING YOUR DIGITAL VIDEO CAMERA TO
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CAMERA SPECIFICATIONS
Item
Image sensor
Effective pixels
Image size
Image quality
Recording media
Lens
LCD monitor
Self-timer
Zoom
Exposure
compensation
White Balance
ISO
Light frequency
Compressed format
Standards
Interface
Power
Description
1/2" CMOS
2.0 Mega Pixels
Still Image:1600 x 1200; 800 x 600; Movie image: QVGA 320 x
240
Super fine , Fine, Normal
64MB internal memory; SD memory card (optional)(up to 512
MB)
F-no:2.8, 5G All glass, Focus range: 1.4m~infinity
High resolution(130k dots)1.5" LTPS color LCD
10-second delay
Digital: Record mode:2.5X/ Playback mode: 2X/4X
Auto; Manual: -1.8 ~ +1.8 EV (0.3 EV)
Auto;
Manual: Daylight, Shade, Fluorescent 1, Fluorescent 2, Lamp
ISO 100/ 200/ 400
50/ 60Hz
MPEG 4 SP (video); IMA-ADPCM(Audio)
EXIF 2.1, DCF1.1, JPEG
DC IN jack, USB connector, VIDEO OUT jack (NTSC or PAL)
2 x AA Alkaline batteries(optional),
2 x AA Ni-MH batteries(optional)
CR-V3(optional), AC power adapter (3.0V/2.5A)(optional)
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Software Application
For image:PhotoSuite & PhotoVista
For video :WinDVD Creator SVCD
Windows Multi-Media Player 9.0 (WMP*.ASF file)
Dimensions
90mm x 65mm x 31mm
Weight
Approx. 123g (without batteries and the SD memory card)
* Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
APPENDIX
Error Messages
LCD MONITOR
DISPLAY
MEANING
MEMORY ERROR
Internal memory access error
CARD ERROR
Optional SD card access error
MEMORY FULL
There is not enough space to store image or video clip in
the internal memory.
There are no images stored in the internal memory or on
an optional SD card
There is no optional SD card inserted in your digital
video camera
USB transmission error
NO IMAGES
NO CARD
USB ERROR
CARD FULL
LOW LIGHT
There is not enough space to store image or video clip
on the SD card
Impossible to set auto focus because of poor lighting
“LOW BATTERY”
“AUTO”
“6”
The battery power is nearly exhausted and is going to
shutdown within 6 seconds.
The screen will display the count-down (from 6 to 1).
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