ArcSoft Total Media™ HDCam 2.0

ArcSoft Total Media™
HDCam 2.0
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Quick Start Guide
Introduction
ArcSoft Total Media™ HDCam is a desktop software that combines
media management and playback capabilities.
Media management
You can import media files from the device to edit, upload, and
produce photo books and album pages.
Playback capability
You can view pictures and play video clips using ArcSoft Total
Media™ HDCam.
System Requirements
Operating System: Windows XP SP2, Vista, and Windows 7
CPU: Intel / AMD Dual-Core or above
Memory: At least 1GB
Graphic Card: DirectX 9 or DirectX 10 (recommended)
Interface: Standard USB 1.1 port or higher
Hard Disk: At least 2GB of available disk space
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Installation
To install Total Media™ HDCam:
1. Connect your device to a desktop or notebook PC.
2. Insert the installation CD into the DVD-ROM/CD-ROM drive.
3. The CD runs automatically.
4. Follow the instructions to complete the installation.
If the CD does not automatically run, follow the steps below to install
the software:
1. Double click on My Computer.
2. Go to DVD-ROM/CD-ROM drive.
3. Click the right mouse button, then click Open.
4. Double click on TotalMediaHDCam.exe.
5. A wizard appears to guide you through the installation procedure.
6. Follow the instructions to complete the installation.
To Uninstall
To uninstall Total Media™ HDCam:
1. Click Start > Programs > ArcSoft Total Media HDCam > Uninstall.
2. A wizard appears to guide you through the uninstall procedure.
3. Follow the instructions to complete the uninstall process.
Language
To change the interface language after installation:
1. Click
> Preferences on the main screen.
2. Select a language then click OK.
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Registration and Upgrade
To register or upgrade:
1. Click
on the main screen to connect to Information Center.
2. Select Upgrade, Patches, or Registration.
Media Browser
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Area
View Mode
Area
Preview Area
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Function Bar
Function
Provides three modes to view
media files.
Selects and displays file
thumbnails and detailed
information.
Lists main function buttons.
View media files
Follow the instructions below to view the media files in your device:
1. Connect the device to your computer.
2. The device code appears on the top of View Mode Area.
3. Click the device code to display all media files in the device.
Device code
Media files in the device
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• To play a video clip, double click the clip or click
• To pause / stop / continue a video clip, click
• To play the previous or next clip, click
• To delete a file, select the file then click
• To trim a video clip, click
• To rate a file, click
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on the file.
• To view a file's properties, click
on the file.
• To preview a picture in a new window, double click the picture.
• To preview the previous or next picture, click the right/left button.
View modes
Three view modes are available to view media files: Library View,
Calendar View, and Browser View.
Note: To view media files in your device using Library or Calendar
View, you need to import media files first.
Library View
The Library View lists My Creation folder and other folders created
while importing files.
• To switch to Library View
1. Click Libraries to expand Libraries
window.
2. Select the desired folder.
3. Click
to switch to Library
View.
• To view or edit a folder's properties,
select the folder then click
.
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• To delete a folder, select the folder then click
.
Calendar View
The Calendar View uses the file
creation date to organize media files.
• To switch to Library View
1. Click Libraries to expand Libraries
window.
2. Select the desired folder.
3. Click
to switch to Calendar
View.
Three modes are available in
Calendar View: Year, Month, and Day mode.
To switch between different modes:
• Click the picture under the desired year to enter Month mode.
• Click
to change to the previous or next year if available.
• Click the picture under the desired month to enter Day mode.
• Click
to change to the previous or next month if
available.
• Click
to return to the previous mode.
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Browser View
The Browser View enables you to browse for media files in your
computer using the tree view.
To switch to Browser View:
1. Click Computer to expand Computer window.
2. Select the desired folder in your computer to view media files.
3. To refresh the list of media files, click
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Preview Area
In Preview Area, several options are available to select and display
file thumbnails and detailed information.
Option
Name
Function
Displays media
Rating filter
files according to
the selected
rating.
Displays media
New filter
files which are
new.
Displays media
Type filter
files according to
the selected type.
Quick search
Displays media
files according to
the typed
characters.
Thumbnail slider
Adjusts
thumbnail size by
moving the slider.
Thumbnail
Displays file
thumbnails.
Details
Displays file
thumbnails with
detailed
information.
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Function Bar
The Function Bar lists main function buttons. Click the button to
access the function.
Button
Name
Function
Import
Imports media files to the computer
from a camera, camcorder, or storage
device.
File
Produces movies with your video
Merge
files.
Create
AVCHD
Upload to
YouTube
Upload to
Facebook
Photo
Book
Album
Page
Burns AVCHD discs with your video
files.
Uploads files to your YouTube
account.
Uploads files to your Facebook
account.
Produces photo books with your
pictures.
Produces album pages with your
pictures.
Importing media files
To import media files to your computer:
1. Select the desired folder.
2. Select the desired files.
3. Click Import. The Import window
appears.
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4. Select Import New Scenes, Import Selected Scenes, or Import All
Scenes.
5. Select or type a folder name.
6. Click OK to import files.
Merging video clips
To merge video clips:
1. Click File Merge. The work area
appears.
2. Click and drag the desired
video clips into the work area.
3. Double click clips to preview and
edit, if necessary.
4. Click Next to merge the clips.
5. Select the device and path to save
the merged clip.
Burning AVCHD discs
To burn AVCHD discs:
1. Click Create AVCHD.
The work area appears.
2. Click and drag the desired video
clips into the work area.
3. Double click clips to preview and
edit, if necessary.
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4. Click Next.
5. Select the drive to burn the AVCHD
disc or select the path to save the
files in your computer.
Editing video clips
To edit a video clip:
1. Double click a video clip in the work
area. The Editing window appears.
2. Click
to select the beginning of
the trimmed clip.
3. Click
to select the end of the
trimmed clip.
4. Click
to save the trimmed clip.
Here is a brief description of other tools in the Editing window:
Button
Name
Function
Play / Pause Click to play or pause the clip.
Stop
Click to stop the clip.
Previous
Click to go to the previous clip.
Next
Click to go to the next clip.
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Time box
Volume level
Full screen
Click on the number and use
arrows to view a certain point
of the video clip.
Drag to change the volume.
Click to enter full screen
mode.
Uploading files to YouTube
To upload files to YouTube:
1. Click Upload to YouTube. The work
area appears.
2. Click and drag the desired file into the
work area.
3. Click Next. The YouTube Login
window appears.
4. Type your YouTube user name and
password.
5. Click Login to sign in to YouTube.
6. Follow YouTube's instructions to
upload the file.
Uploading files to Facebook
To upload files to Facebook:
1. Click Upload to Facebook. The
work area appears.
2. Click and drag the desired file
into the work area.
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3. Click Next. The Facebook Login
window appears.
4. Type your Facebook Email and
password.
5. Click Login to sign in to Facebook.
6. Follow Facebook's instructions to
upload the file.
Producing photo books
To produce photo books:
1. Click Photo Book. The work
area appears.
2. Drag the desired pictures into
the work area.
3. Click Next to launch the ArcSoft sPrint
Creations application.
4. Select photo book categories
to view photo books.
5. Select a photo book.
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6. Click Next to enter Photo Book
Design screen.
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7. See the illustration below for descriptions of photo book design:
Lock / unlock the
design
Save the design
Restart
Change the photo
New project or design book template
Add pictures
Undo / Redo
Remove all
Click the
icon to see
the located
page of the
picture
Click on text or
image to edit
Auto fill
pictures
to empty
pages
Browse Edit Page /
through Page layout
the pages
Preview
Print / Print
the photo
options
book
Share the photo book
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SWF files
Producing album pages
To produce photo books:
1. Click Album Page. The work
area appears.
2. Drag the desired picture into
the work area.
3. Click Next to launch the
ArcSoft Print Creations
application.
4. Select album page categories
to view album pages.
5. Select an album page.
6. Click Next to enter Album Page
Design screen.
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7. See the illustration below for descriptions of album page design:
Lock / unlock
the design
Save the design
Restart
Add pictures
Remove all
New project
or design
Change the album
page template
Undo / Redo
Click the
Preview the
icon to see
album page
the located Auto fill
page of the pictures to
Share the album
empty pages
picture.
page
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the image file
Print /
Print options