SERVICE-ADDRESS
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47877 Willich (Germany)
Tel.: +49 (0) 2154 / 9235-50
Fax: +49 (0) 2154 / 9235-68
Email: info@aiptek.de
TECHNICAL HOTLINE
Our technical hotline can assist you with your
questions, problems and comments and can be
reached
Monday – Friday from 09:00 to 17:30.
Tel.: +49 (0) 2154 / 9235-55
Fax: +49 (0) 2154 / 9235-68
EMail: support@aiptek.de
Table of Contents
General Information
General Safety Information
Maintenance and Repair
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Introduction
Contents
System Requirements
Technical Specifications
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Getting Started
Installing the Batteries
Operation With Rechargeable Batteries
Installing the Stand
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Operating the camera
Introduction
Operating Controls
Turning the Camera On / Off
Description of the LCD Display
Battery Status
PC-Connection
Counter
Resolution Settings
Distance Settings
Taking Pictures
Capturing Videos
Erasing Pictures and Recordings
Timer
Tips for Taking Good Pictures
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Installing the software
Installing the AVI-Decoder
Installing the Mega Cam Manager
Installing the Camera under Windows 98SE / ME
Additional Installation Information using Windows 98SE / ME
Installing the Camera under Windows 2000 / XP
Additional Installation Information under Windows 2000 / XP
Additional Software (Short Description)
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Operating the Camera Manager
Starting the Mega Cam Manager
Closing or Minimizing the Program
Monitor Information
DSC-Mode
Work Area
Album
Album-Manager
Creating an AVI-File
Preview and Slide Show
PC-Camera-Mode
Creating Videos
Taking Snapshots
Format Settings
Settings
Video Source
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Operating the Twain-Manager
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Troubleshooting
General Questions and Answers
Problems with the Mega Cam Manager
Problems with the Camera
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Attachment
Software Manufacture Contact Addresses
Warranty terms and conditions
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General Information
General Safety Information
Maintenance and Repair
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To prevent operating malfunctions, keep the camera dry and free of
dust. Do not place the camera in direct sunlight or near excessive heat.
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Keep the lens free of water, dirt and dust. Use a soft, dry cloth to clean
the lens.
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Place and operate the camera from a stable, even and vibration free
area. Use the camera stand to prevent the camera from accidentally
falling.
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Use a damp cloth to clean the camera. Do not use any cleaning
solutions or other chemical cleaning fluids.
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Install the USB-Cable so that no one can accidentally step on or trip over
the cable.
To prevent damage to the camera, do not open the camera as this may
cause damage to the sensors or possibly an electronic short
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When:
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To prevent damage to the USB-Cable, do not place any items on the
cable.
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Operate the camera only in areas when the outside temperature ranges
between 32°F (0°C) - 104°F (40°C) and the humidity ranges between
20% and 80%.
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When the camera is not in operation, it may be stored in places where
the temperature ranges between –4°F (-20°C) – 158°F (70°C) and the
humidity ranges from 20% - 90%.
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To prevent damage or lose of data, keep the camera at least one meter
away from high frequency or magnetic devices.
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The camera does not operate properly
The camera or housing has become damaged
Liquid has entered the camera
Please contact our customer service.
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Introduction
Contents
Technical Specifications
Please check that the contents of this package are complete. If something is
missing please contact our customer service
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Digital-Camera "PenCam Plus"
Camera stand and base
Carrying strap
USB-Cable
2 Alkaline-Batteries, Type AA
2 CDs with installation and support software
Guarantee Certificate
Quick start instruction guide
System Requirements
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Pentium-Processor with at least 200MHz or compatible Processor
32MB SDRAM Memory (64MB recommended)
Graphics adapter with at least 2MB RAM and 24Bit true color
4x CD-ROM-Drive
1 free USB-Port
Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP
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Sensor-Type:
CMOS-Color sensor (1280x1024 Pixel)
16.8M Colors (24Bit)
Resolution: SXGA (1248x960 dpi)
VGA (640x480 dpi)
Memory capability: 64 MBit SDRAM (for Videos)
128MBit Flash-Memory (for pictures)
Number of pictures: ca. 50 Pictures SXGA (1248x960 Pixel)
Ca. 160 Pictures VGA (640x480 Pixel)
File format: JPEG
Video frames per second: Battery operation:
10 pictures / Second at 624x480
max. 10 Seconds capture
10 pictures / Second at 304x240
max. 30 Seconds capture
PC-Camera:
10 pictures / Second at 624x480
20 pictures / Second at 304x240
Focal length:
9.8mm
Shutter: 3.0
Interface: USB
Power requirements: 2x AA Batteries (1.5V, Alkaline)
When connecting the camera to the pc, power
is supplied by the USB-Port
Battery capability: ca. 400 pictures or approx. 10 days in the
Standby-Mode
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Getting Started
Installing the Batteries
To install the batteries, open the battery compartment at the bottom of the
camera and insert the batteries in the slots provided, according to the
polizeration marked on the metal clip located beneath the compartment cap.
Please note the following:
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Please use only ALCALINE batteries with the camera. Normal ZincCarbon Batteries could become hot while in use and damage the
camera.
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The camera requires power even when the camera is switched off
(Stand By mode). Therefore it is recommended to remove the batteries
when the camera is not to be used over longer period of time.
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Pictures will be stored to the internal Flash memory and will remain
saved when the batteries are removed.
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Videos will be saved to the internal SDRAM-Memory and will be erased
when the batteries are removed. Therefore it is recommended to
download and save the videos to the computer before removing the
batteries.
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When the camera is connected to the USB-Cable it draws power from
the USB-Port. The batteries can now be changed and the videos will not
be erased.
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A set of alcaline batteries should last for approx. 400 pictures or approx.
10 days in the stand by mode.
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The camera will switch to the stand-by mode automatically after 60
seconds.
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Operation With a Rechargeable Batteries
It is possible to use rechargeable batteries. Do to the low voltage processed
by rechargeable batteries; using them could cause the normal operating time
to be reduced. It is therefore recommended to test the life of your
rechargeable batteries under normal operating conditions. It is also
recommended that you use Nickel Cadmium batteries.
Installing the Stand
If you wish to use the camera as a pc-camera use the included stand to
support the camera while in use. You can adjust the position of the camera
by turning the camera (in the stand) to the left or right and forward or
backward as necessary.
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Operating the Camera
Introduction
Operating Controls
With the PenCam Plus, short video sequences can be taken and via. the
USB Cable transferred and saved to the computer. You can use the included
software to edit or change the data as desired.
Distance
Setting
Lens
There are two memory types for saving captured data:
Sharpness
Setting
Close-up
Setting
• 128Mbit Flash-Memory, used to save pictures even when the batteries
are removed or if the camera has been switched to the ”off” position.
• 64MBit SDRAM, to save video data. The memory will be erased when
the batteries are removed or if the camera has been switched to the
”off” position.
Capture Button
Eyepiece
LCD-Display
The camera offers two resolutions for taking pictures:
• High resolution = 1248x960 Pixel.
Using this resolution, approx. 50 pictures can be taken.
• Low resolution = 640x480 Pixel.
Using this resolution, approx. 160 pictures can be taken.
Mode Switch
Battery
compartment
Note: The pictures will be internally compressed when saved. The
degree of compression and memory space may vary, depending on the
motive. Due to this fact, the maximum number of available pictures may
vary.
On/Off
Switch
USB-Connector
The camera offers two resolutions for capturing videos:
• High resolution = 624x480 dpi.
Using this resolution, a 10 sec. Video can be captured.
• Low resolution = 304x240 dpi.
Using this resolution, a 30 sec. Video can be captured.
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Turning the Camera On / Off
Switch the on/off switch to ”on” to turn the camera on. An acoustic signal
should be herd and the LCD-Display should also come on.
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The camera will switch to the stand-by mode automatically after 60
seconds.
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If you switch the on/off switch to “off“ all videos will be erased.
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Description of the LCD Display
PC-Connection
Timer
PC-Connection
This symbol will appear when the camera has been connected to
the PC via. USB Cable. Power will then be provided from the PC.
To extend the life of the batteries, remove them from the camera.
Video-Mode
Counter
Picture-Mode
The counter shows the number of pictures and videos taken.
Delete last frame
When the camera is in the camera mode, the number of
pictures taken will appear. When the camera is switched to the
video mode, the amount of videos taken will appear.
Delete all
frames
The counter functions as a seconds counter when capturing
videos.
Resolution
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Counter
When the display starts to blink, the captured data is now
being stored to the memory and the camera cannot be
used.
Battery status
Battery Status
Resolution Settings
This symbol shows the battery status being full.
When this symbol appears, the batteries are low and need to be
replaced.
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When the Battery status blinks, no functions will be available and
the batteries must be replaced.
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To switch to the Low-Resolution, press the Mode-Button until the Star
symbol with ”H” appears, then press the Capture-Button. An “L” will now
appear. Press the Mode-Button once again to confirm the change.
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The counter shows the number of captures saved. When no more memory
space is available, the counter will blink and the capture button will not
function.
To switch to the High-Resolution, press the Mode-Button until the Star
symbol with ”L” appears, then press the Capture-Button. An “H” will now
appear. Press the Mode-Button once again to confirm the change
For the saving of pictures, the camera is equipped with an internal 128Mbit
Flash Memory. You can save approx. 50 pictures in the 1248x960 dpi
resolution and approx. 160 in the 640x480 dpi resolution.
Note: The pictures will be internally compressed when saved. The
degree of compression and memory space may vary, depending on the
motive. The maximum number of pictures available may vary due to this.
Capturing Videos
Distance Settings
Close up: Set the ring to this position when the distance
between the camera and motive is approx. 40 cm
Distance: Set the ring to this position when the distance
between the camera and motive is between 2,50 m – indefinite.
You can adjust the sharpness of your pictures by turning the ring to one of
these positions, depending on the distance to the motive (40cm - 250cm).
Press the mode button until the video camera appears
in the display.
Press the capture button to start the recording. To stop
the recording, press the capture button once again.
During the recording the counter will show the number of seconds recorded.
When no more memory is available the camera will automatically stop the
recording.
The camera saves recordings to the internal 64Mbit SDRAM memory. You
can record for approx. 10 seconds when using the 624x480 Pixel resolution
and approx. 30 seconds using the 304x240 Pixel resolution
Taking Pictures
Press the mode button until the camera symbol
appears in the display.
Press the capture button to take a picture.
While the picture is being saved to the memory, the
counter will blink. During this phase no functions are
available.
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Erasing Pictures and Recordings
Timer
The camera offers to methods of erasing pictures or recordings: either one at
a time (the last picture taken) or all at once.
Press the mode button until the timer symbol appears
in the display. Then press the capture button and
approx. 10 seconds later the picture will be captured.
An acoustic signal will be heard while waiting.
Erasing one picture at a time:
Press the mode button until the picture, as shown at
the left, appears in the display.
Then press the capture button. The display will blink.
Press the capture button again and the last picture will
be erased.
Repeat this process as necessary.
Erasing all pictures at once:
Press the mode button until the picture, as shown at
the left, appears in the display.
Then press the capture button. The display will blink.
Press the capture button again and all pictures will be
erased.
Erasing one video at a time:
Press the mode button until the picture, as shown at
the left, appears in the display.
Then press the capture button. The display will blink.
Press the capture button again and the last video will
be erased.
Repeat this process as necessary
Tips for Taking Good Pictures
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Place your motive in the middle of the eyepiece and insure that the light
source is behind the camera.
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Adjust the sharpness ring (flower or mountain) depending on the
distance to the motive.
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Hold the camera steady and press the capture button. Due to the
sensitivity of the sensors, moving could cause the picture to become
blurred.
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Do not cover the lens with your hand or finger.
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Keep the lens clean and free of dust and water. Use a clean dry cloth to
clean the lens.
Erasing all videos at once:
Press the mode button until the picture, as shown at
the left, appears in the display.
Then press the capture button. The display will blink.
Press the capture button again and all videos will be
erased.
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Installing the software
Click on the “eye” symbol to start the installation
Installing the AVI-Decoder
The AVI-Decoder is required if you desire to save Video-Data using the
Proprietary-Format
To install the AVI-Decoder, do the following:
Place the “Mega Camera” CD into the CDROM drive and click on START /
RUN and enter “D:\avidecode.exe in the space provided. Exchange the “D”
to correspond with your CDROM – Drive letter. Press RETURN.
Follow the installation wizard’s instructions.
The necessary data will be copied to the hard drive.
Once instructed to do so, click on
“finish” to complete the installation
Installing the Mega Cam Manager
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Do not connect the Camera to the USB port until the CameraManager has been completely installed
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The camera cannot be used with Windows 95 or NT
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If using Windows 98, be advised that the SE (Second Edition) is
required.
Attention Windows 2000 and XP users!
Depending on your system configuration, the following message may
appear. Click on “continue anyway” to continue the installation.
Place the “Mega Camera” CD into the
CDROM drive, the CD should start
automatically. If the setup window
does not automatically appear, click
on START / RUN and enter
“D:\setup.exe in the space provided.
Exchange the “D” to correspond with
your CDROM–Drive letter. Press
RETURN.
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Installing the Camera under Windows 98SE / ME
To start the camera installation, connect the PenCam Plus to the computer.
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Additional Installation Information using Windows 98SE / ME
After proper installation of the drivers, the three components can be found in
the device manager
Use the USB cable provided.
Note: Insure that the camera is turned off before connecting it to the USB Cable.
Connect the smaller end of the USB -Cable to the USB-connection port of
the camera. Connect the larger end of the USB-Cable to a free USB-Port
located on the back of the computer
Device Manager:
To find the Device Manager click on:
Start → Control Panel → System →
Device Manager
Windows should automatically recognize the newly attached hardware and
launch the Hardware assistant.
The Hardware-Assistant will automatically look for drivers and integrate the
components into the system.
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The Driver consists of three components which windows will install one
after the other:
Capture devices:
USB-Controller:
Mega Camera, WDM Image Capture
Mega Camera, WDM DSC I/O Driver
USB-Device or MegaCamera USB Camera
The installation is complete when all three driver-components have been
properly installed. The camera can now be used.
If for some reason the driver
installation has failed or Windows
could not recognize the camera, a
yellow circle with an “!” or “?” will
appear before the device entry.
Refreshing the driver using Windows
98SE/ME is not possible. Because of
this the driver must be completely
removed and reinstalled.
Select the device marked with a “!” or “?” and press the “delete” button.
Confirm you action by pressing “OK”. You will then be instructed to reboot
the computer. Press “OK” to reboot now or “cancel” to reboot at a later time.
Uninstall the Mega Camera Manager: Click on Start → Programs → Mega
Camera Manager → Uninstall Mega Camera Manager.
Disconnect the USB cable from the camera and reboot the computer. After
the computer has rebooted, reinstall the Mega Camera Manager.
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Installing the Camera under Windows 2000 / XP
To start the camera installation, connect the Mini PenCam to the computer.
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Use the USB cable provided.
Note: Insure that the camera is turned off before connecting it to the USB Cable.
Connect the smaller end of the USB -Cable to the USB-connection port of
the camera. Connect the larger end of the USB-Cable to a free USB-Port
located on the back of the computer
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The Driver consists of three components which windows will install one
after the other:
Capturing devices:
USB-Controller:
Mega Camera, WDM Image Capture
Mega Camera, WDM DSC I/O Driver
USB-Device or MegaCamera USB Camera
When the message “did not pass the Windows Logo Test” appears, click on
“continue anyway” to continue with the installation.
To complete the installation, click on
“finish”
Windows XP will automatically
recognize newly attached hardware
and the Hardware-Assistant will
appear.
Choose the option “Install the
software automatically” and click on
“next”.
Once the driver components have
been
completely
installed,
the
message “New Hardware the newly
installed hardware can now be used”
will appear.
The
Hardware-Assistant
will
automatically search for the driver
components and integrate them into
the system.
Follow the direction on the screen.
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Additional Installation Information under Windows 2000 / XP
After proper installation of the drivers, the three components can be found in
the device manager
Click on the entry, in which the drivers
are to be installed, with the right
mouse key and choose “refresh
drivers” from the options.
Device Manager:
To find the Device Manager click on:
Start → Control Panel → System →
Hardware → Device Manager
You can install the components either
automatically or manually.
To
install
the
component
automatically, refer to the steps on
page 19.
If for some reason the driver
installation has failed or windows
could not recognize the camera, a
yellow circle with an “!” or “?” will
appear before the device entry.
To install the components manually,
choose “Software from a list…” from
the options and click on “next”.
In this case the missing components
will have to be manually installed.
Choose from the options “do not
search….” And click on “next”
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Select your component from the list
and click on “next”.
Additional Software (Short Description)
The CD with the Title “Mega Camera” includes a variety of software for
processing images, archiving and creating panorama pictures, attaching
pictures and videos to Emails and using the camera for videoconferences.
Please note the following:
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These programs offer numerous possibilities for the processing of
images; a complete step-by-step guide is not possible. Please refer to
the programs “Help” to become familiar with the program. Thank you for
your understanding.
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Numerous manufacturers have made these programs available to us.
Because of this, we cannot offer any technical support. Our customer
service will gladly answer general questions and comments concerning
these programs. For major problems, please contact the manufacturer
directly. Refer to page 49 for contact addresses.
The rest of the installation will comply with the steps on page 19.
If other components in the device manager have not been properly installed,
follow the above steps to install the drivers.
Once the installation is complete, insure that all entries are present in the
device manager.
Place the CD, labeled “Mega Camera” into your CD-ROM drive, the CD
should start automatically. If the setup window does not automatically
appear, click on START / RUN and enter “D:\setup.exe in the space
provided. Exchange the “D” to correspond with your CDROM–Drive letter.
Press RETURN.
Select the program you wish to install, and then press the symbol
corresponding with the program to start the installation.
Follow the directions shown on the screen.
Within the package contents you will find a second CD labeled “Video
Studio”.
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Photo Express offers many possibilities to professionally process images.
Video Live Mail offers a variety of possibilities to attach pictures and videos
to Emails.
Included are numerous filters, with which you can use to enhance the quality
of your pictures. Effects to change the appearance of your pictures are also
available. Printing your pictures is no problem with this program.
Short films, with or without tone (an external microphone is necessary) can
be created direct from this program.
Furthermore, Photo Express offers the ability to download pictures from the
camera using the TWAIN-interface.
Photo Explorer is a handy tool used to view pictures and graphics.
Its appearance is similar to the Windows-Explorer in which you can quickly
find pictures and graphics saved on your system. These will be shown as
thumbnails. A complete series of pictures can be viewed as a slide show and
single pictures can be opened, deleted, moved or copied.
Cool 360 is a program in which you can use to create 360° panorama
pictures.
With this easy to use program, picture sequences can be downloaded
directly from the camera and automatically created using the panorama
feature. Turning, swinging and other effects can be easily obtained.
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NOTE: Cool 360 is only available in English.
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To register Video Live Mail, a serial number (VL4444378H611384) is
required. This number can be found on the outer portion of the CD.
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In order to operate this program properly, you must be able to access
the Internet through a Network, modem, ISDN or DSL. Furthermore, an
Email account using POP3 and SMTP standards is also required.
NetMeeting gives you have to possibility to send and receive audio/video
data through the Internet or local network.
It is a great way to hold audio/video conferences.
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The installation under Windows XP is not possible, as a version of Net
meeting is automatically installed by the initial installation of Windows
XP. You can find Net meeting under C:\Program Files\Netmeeting.
Video Studio is a professional program used to create and
edit videos. It offers a variety of options and settings to copy,
paste, cut and edit video sequences.
To install the Video Studio, place the CD “Ulead Video Studio” into your CDROM. Click on START / RUN and enter “D:\setup.exe” in the space
provided. Exchange ”D“ to correspond with your CD-ROM drive.
Follow the instruction shown during the installation.
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Operating the Camera Manager
Starting the Mega Cam Manager
The Mega Camera Manager offers you the opportunity to transfer pictures
and videos to your PC. With this program you can also use the camera as a
PC-Cam and take pictures or videos while in the live – mode.
Start the Mega Camera Manager as follows:
Double-click on the Icon “Mega Camera Manager” found on
your desktop.
DSC-Mode
While in the DSC-Mode ("Digital Still Camera") pictures and videos can be
transferred from the camera to the pc.
Pictures that have been saved to the work area can be compiled into a video
sequence.
Pictures and Videos that have been stored to “my album” can automatically
be attached to outgoing emails.
Click on this symbol to enter the DSC mode.
When the Mega Camera Manager is started, it will automatically
enter the DSC mode.
Or
Close
Click on:
Start → all programs → Mega Camera
Manager → Mega Camera
Manager.exe
Thumbnails
Select all
Minimize
Work area
Delete
Information
Closing or minimizing the program
Click on the left symbol (-) to minimize the program.
Click on the right symbol (X) to close the program.
Select Mode
Download pictures to
the work area
Transfer pictures
to the album
Create an AVI file
Information
Attach to Email
Click on this symbol to see information (version number)
regarding the Mega Camera Manager.
Select all
Delete
Album-Manager
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Album
Name of the
album
Work area
Downloaded pictures and videos will be save in the work
area and will be shown as thumbnails.
Show
changes
Number of captured
frames
EnhancedFunction
Load selected
frames
For a larger view of your pictures, double-click one of them. A window will
appear and allow you to view all pictures stored in the work area as a slide
show.
Delete all frames
Picture format settings
See page 37 for a complete description of the slide show.
Accept picture format
To view a video, double-click the thumbnail, the windows media player will
appear and play back the video.
Snapshot
Saved Frames
Close window
Click on this symbol to select all pictures.
Preview
Click on a picture once to select it.
To select more than one picture at a time, press the CTLR key
while clicking on the desired pictures.
All of the pictures and videos stored in the camera will
automatically appear in the list.
Click this symbol to delete selected pictures from work area.
Click on this symbol to start downloading pictures and videos
from the camera.
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Never disconnect the camera from the PC while downloading
pictures and videos. This could cause major damage to your
camera.
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A preview of each picture can be seen.
Select this option to activate the enhanced interpolation.
Pictures using the SXGA format will be enhanced to 2.1
Mega Pixels through interpolation. Sharpness and
contrast will not be affected.
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This option does not apply to videos.
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Click on this button to download the selected pictures to
your PC.
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All pictures are automatically selected when the
download dialog is started.
To select only one frame, click on the desired frame. To
select more than one frame press the CTRL key while
clicking on desired frames.
Album
Pictures and videos will be saved to the album.
HINWEIS: Once the selected pictures and videos have
been saved to the album, they will be
permanently saved to the hard drive.
To view an enlarged picture, double click on the picture. A new window will
appear and all pictures that have been saved to the album can be viewed.
You can choose between two different video formats
when downloading videos from the camera.
If you choose the space saving Proprietary-Format, you
must also install the AVI-Decoder. See page 15 for
information on how to install the AVI-Decoder.
Click on this button to erase all pictures in the camera.
See page 37 for information concerning the preview and slide show.
To view a saved video, double click the video. Your standard video program
will open and start the playback.
Click on this symbol to transfer all data in the work area to the
album.
Click on the arrow to choose which format you wish to use
when taking snapshots.
Click on this symbol to select all data in the album.
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To select one item, click on the desired item.
You can choose between two formats: SXGA, 1248x960 Pixel
VGA, 640x480 Pixel
To select more than one item, press the CTRL key while clicking
on the desired items.
Click on this button to accept the chosen format.
Click on this symbol to erase selected items.
Click on this button or the capture button to make an
exposure.
Click on this symbol to attach selected item to an Email.
Click on this button to refresh the download list.
Click on this button to close the download dialog.
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Album-Manager
By using the Album-Manager, you can manage saved pictures and videos.
You can create new albums or erase the current album.
Click on this symbol to open the Album-Manager.
All available albums will be listed with file name and path.
IMG = File Format (Only JPEG-Format)
AVI = Video file
WAV = Audio file
Click on the button “new” to create a
new album.
Name the new album and select a path to where you want to save your
albumNote: There can only be one album present in a folder.
List of available albums
Create new album
Click on this button add the new album to the list.
Erase album
Show changes
Close the Album-Manager
Name and path of
album
Open album
Click on this button to erase selected album.
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If the selected album appears in the camera manager it
cannot be erased.
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If there is only one album present in the list it cannot be
erased.
Click on this button to open a selected album in the camera
manager.
Click on this button to close the Album-Manager
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By moving the bar you can adjust the frame sequence
of your video. 7 frames per second is the default setting.
Creating an AVI-File
Click on this symbol to create a video from selected frames in
the work area.
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If other videos have also been selected, they will not be
affected.
Activate this box if you choose to compress the video data.
Compressed video data will use less memory space.
Click on this button to cancel.
Click on this button to start creating your video.
List of frames
Change frame
order
Adding audio files is not possible with this camera
model.
Frequency setting
Video Compression
Select a sound file
Create Video
Close Window
The selected frames from the work area and the order in
which the frames will be shown are listed here.
Use the arrows to change the order of the frame
sequence.
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PC-Camera-Mode
Preview and Slide-Show
All pictures in the work area can be enlarged and viewed using the preview.
You can also use the Slide-Show function to view the pictures automatically.
While in the PC-Camera-Mode you can use the camera for live viewing,
creating video sequences and taking snapshots.
Click on this symbol to switch to the PC-Camera-Mode
Close
Minimize
View next picture
View previous
picture
Information
Slide Show
Mode selection
Close
Record Video
Snapshot
Format settings
By clicking on the arrows you can view the next picture or return to
the previous one.
Settings
Video source
Click on this symbol to close the preview.
Click on this symbol to stat the slide show.
By moving his bar you can adjust the interval in which the
pictures will be shown.
Click on this symbol to close the slide show and return to the
preview window.
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Live-View
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Never disconnect the camera from the PC while downloading
pictures and videos. This could cause major damage to your
camera.
Recording Videos
Click on this symbol to start recording a video.
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Taking Snapshots
Name of the Video File
Click on this symbol to take a snapshot. The picture will
automatically be saved to the work area.
Frequency setting
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A snapshot is only possible when the compression rate is
set to “1420”. Otherwise this symbol will be deactivated.
Recording time
Format settings
Click on this symbol to set the frame size and compression rate.
Start Recording
Close
Enter the name and path to where the
video is to be saved.
By moving the bar you can adjust the
frame sequence of your video. 7 frames
per second is the default setting
There are three frame sizes available:
640x480 Pixel
320x240 Pixel
320x240 Pixel (default)
There are two compression rate settings available:
I420 (High compression)
RGB 24 (low compression)
Settings
Activate this option if no recording time is to be set.
Click on this symbol to change the default settings.
Activate this option to set the recording
time.
Click on this button to close the window without creating a
video.
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You should only change the default settings when
absolutely necessary.
Video Source
Click on this button to start recording.
Click on this symbol to change the video source.
Click on this symbol to stop recording.
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Operating the Twain-Manager
With help of the Twain-Manager, pictures and videos can be downloaded
using other image processing programs.
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The Twain-Manager will automatically be installed when the Camera
Manager is installed.
Click on this symbol to take a snapshot and to load it to the
imaging work area.
Click on this symbol to change the picture settings.
You can use any Twain compatible software to start the Twain-Manager.
Imaging is the Twain software offered by Windows. To start Imaging, click on
START / ALL PROGRAMS / ACCESSORIES / IMAGING.
First of all you must choose the MegaCam as data source. Click on “FILE /
CHOOSE SCANNER…” and choose from the list “Mega Cam Data Source”
and confirm.
To start the Twain-Manager, click on “FILE / NEW SCAN”
Click on this symbol to switch between the DSC and PC mode.
Click on this symbol to load selected frames to the imaging
work area.
DSC-Mode
PC-CameraMode
Click on this symbol to load all frames to the imaging work area.
Load selected frames
Settings
Load all frames
Click on this symbol to compress selected frames to a video
sequence.
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Snapshot
Save selected
frames to a video
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Troubleshooting
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General Questions and Answers
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Where can I obtain a new version of the Camera Manager?
The newest version of the Camera Manager can be downloaded from
the following Internet link:
Problems with the Mega Camera Manager
http://www.aiptek.de/downloads/treiber.html
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What is the meaning of interpolation?
When enlarging the resolution, additional horizontal and vertical pixels
must be added to the picture. To insure that the sharpness and contrast
are not affected, the color of every additional pixel must be integrated
into the picture. The system uses different mathematical algorithms.
This process is called Interpolation.
Will the pictures and videos be saved while changing the batteries?
Pictures will be saved when changing the batteries but videos won’t.
Therefore it is suggested to transfer all videos to the PC before
removing the batteries. You can also connect the camera to the USB
cable and then remove the batteries without losing any data.
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Which type of batteries should be used in the camera?
It is recommended that you only use ALCALINE batteries.
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How long will sets of batteries last?
A set of batteries should last for approx. 160 pictures or 10 days while
in the standby mode.
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Can the camera be operated with rechargeable batteries?
It is possible to use rechargeable batteries. Do to the low voltage
processed by rechargeable batteries; using them could cause the
normal operating time to be reduced. It is therefore recommended to
test the life of your rechargeable batteries under normal operating
conditions. It is also recommended that you use Nickel Cadmium
batteries.
¾ What is the purpose of the enhanced function?
With this feature you can enhance your pictures to 2.1 Mega Pixels through
interpolation. Please note that the sharpness and contrast of your pictures
will not be affected.
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During the installation, I receive the message “did not pass the
Windows Logo test…”
When installing the Mega Cam Manager and drivers under Windows
XP, you will probably receive a message that this Software did not
pass the Windows Logo Test. This message can be ignored and you
may continue with the installation by pressing ”Continue Anyway”.
This message appears due to the fact that the software has not been
digitally singed or registered by Microsoft.
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Downloading pictures and videos function properly but using the
camera in the Live Mode is not possible.
There could be more than one reason for this problem:
If the camera is being operated parallel to another Video Capture
Device, it may have trouble loading the proper drivers automatically.
In this case, activate the Live Mode and press the “Video Source”.
Choose your camera from the list provided.
This problem could occur if the drivers were not properly installed. The
driver includes three components that windows will automatically
install and integrate into your system one after another. If one or more
components were improperly installed, some features may not
available or operate correctly.
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Note: You can find and download the complete Installation guide at
our web site www.aiptek.de under "Technische Hilfe / Anleitungen"
Win98-Users: Please be sure that your operating system is Windows
98 SE (second edition). The camera will not function properly using
the Windows 98 (first edition) operating system
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The Live Mode functions properly but downloading pictures and
videos in not possible.
This problem could occur if the drivers were not properly installed. The
drivers include three components that windows will automatically
install and integrate into your system one after another. If one or more
components were improperly installed, some features may not
available or operate correctly
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The PC crashed when making videos from the PC-Mode using
Windows 98SE
This problem can occur when the DMA of the hard drive controller is not
activated (Windows 98SE default setting).
Do the following to check the DMA-mode setting:
Open the device manager and click on the “+” next to the entry “drives”.
Double click on “GENERIC DISK TYPE” then click on “Settings”.
Note: You can find and download the complete Installation guide at
our web site www.aiptek.de under "Technische Hilfe / Anleitungen"
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When I open the Mega Cam Manager I receive the message
”Camera can not be connected” or “Camera busy”.
If you receive this message, there could be a number of reasons for
this problem. Please refer to the following possibilities:
When you connect the camera to the USB – Port, the camera should
automatically turn on (check the display on the reverse side of the
camera). Remove the batteries from the camera and connect –
disconnect – connect the camera from the USB Cable. You should
hear a short beep and the camera should turn on automatically.
If the camera remains off, then the camera is most likely defect or the
USB Port is not supplying enough power to the camera. Try installing
the camera to a different computer if possible. If the camera installs
properly then the problem is due to a faulty operating system.
Under “Options” you will see a box next to DMA. Click on this box to
activate the DMA-mode. You must reboot the computer in order for the
changes to take effect.
Attention: Not all hard drives support the DMA-mode. Refer to your
manual or contact the manufacture to see if your hard drive is
supported.
Ensure that the camera has been correctly recognised by your
operating system. Go to the Device Manager and connect the camera
to the USB Cable. Three new components should appear, one under
Cameras and Scanners and two under Universal Serial Bus
Controller. If not then the camera has not been properly recognised.
Note: You can find and download the complete Installation guide at
our web site www.aiptek.de under "Technische Hilfe / Anleitungen"
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Problems with the camera
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The camera becomes very warm after installing new batteries.
You are probably using regular zinc-carbon batteries and not alcaline.
Zinc-carbon batteries are not recommended for devices, which require
a large amount of energy and tend to overheat.
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“Ero” blinks in the display.
The internal Flash Memory is defect and must be replaced. Please
contact your dealer or send the camera directly to us (Only for
customers living in Germany).
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After taking a picture the display blinks but no picture is present.
The internal Flash-Memory cannot be written and needs to be resetted.
¾ The picture does not match that what I see through the lens.
Unfortunately the camera offers no automatic adjustment of the objective.
Therefore, it is not uncommon to have a slight offset between the object and
final picture. This phenomenon can vary depending on the distance of the
object. Unfortunately this problem is a manufacture default and cannot be
corrected.
Press the mode button until “888” appears in the display.
Press the capture button until “0” reappears in the display.
You can now take new pictures.
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The pictures taken indoors are very dark.
CMOS sensors require a large amount of light in order to produce good
pictures. Please insure that sufficient light is present when taking
pictures.
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The borders and corners of the pictures are blurry.
In some cases, the corners or borders of the picture may be slightly
blurred or stretched. This is due to the strong contour of the lens and
the small size of the aperture. Problems may occur when taking
pictures of objects at a further distance, which can influence the
sharpness. Unfortunately there are no settings available in which you
can alter the sensors or the optic.
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Software Manufacture Contact Addresses
The following terms and conditions comprising the prerequisites and scope
of our warranties leave our statutory and contractual warranties unaffected.
Ulead
Internet:
EMail:
Tel.:
www.ulead.de
info@ulead.de
0180 / 5085323
Internet:
EMail:
Tel.:
We furnish guaranty for the appliances in accordance with the following
terms and conditions:
1. As provided in the following terms and conditions (figures 2. to 5.) we
remove free of change faults or defects at the appliance that demonstrably
are caused by faulty craftsmanship, if they are reported immediately after
their detection and within 24 months after delivery to the end user.
Cyberlink
www.gocyberlink.de
goCyberlink@aixtema.de
700-462 / 92375
The guaranty does not cover any batteries and other parts belonging to
consumables, easily breakable parts such as glass or plastic, as well as
defects occurring because of normal usage. An obligation under guaranty
shall not be triggered my minor tolerance from the nominal condition that are
irrelevant to the value and the performance capability of the device, by
defects caused by chemical and electrochemical influence, by water as well
as generally abnormal conditions.
www.microsoft.de
microsoft@service.microsoft.de
089 / 31760
2. The guaranty obligation is fulfilled such that defective parts – at our
option – will be repaired free of charge or will be replaced by perfect parts.
Repair work at the place of installation cannot be demanded. Appliances
which a guaranty obligation is requested for under reference to this warranty
are to be sent delivered free of charge o M/s. Aiptek International GmbH,
Halskestrasse 6, 47877 Willich, Germany, packed in a damage-proof
manner. To be attached is the purchase receipt indicating the purchase
and/or delivery date as well as a detailed description of the problem. The
ownership of replaced and/or exchanged parts passes to our company. The
repaired product will be returned delivered free.
Microsoft
Internet:
EMail:
Tel.:
Warranty Terms and Conditions
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3. The warranty claim shall expire, if persons not being authorized by
us have carried out repair work or operations, or if our appliances
have been equipped with supplementary or accessory parts that are
not matched for our appliances.
4. Warranties neither cause an extension of the guaranty period nor do
they initiate any new guaranty period. The period of warranty for
incorporated spare parts will end with the period of warranty for the
complete appliance.
5. Further reaching and other claims, particularly such claims for
compensation of damage caused outside the appliance, are
excluded, unless a liability has been obligatory set forth by
legislation. This means that we are not liable for incidental, indirect
or other consequential damage of any kind that lead to a limitation of
utilization, loss of data, lost profits or interruption of operations.
Aiptek International GmbH
Halskestrasse 6
47877 Willich
Germany
Tel: +49 2154 9235 55
Fax: +49 2154 9235 68
Email: support@aiptek.de
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