Connections. Nikon 1 J1

Connections. Nikon 1 J1

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Connections

Installing the Supplied Software

Install the supplied software to copy pictures to your computer for viewing and editing pictures and creating short movies.

Before installing the software, confirm that your system meets

the requirements on page 77.

1 Start the computer and insert the installer ViewNX 2/

Short Movie Creator CD.

Windows Mac OS

Double-click icon on desktop

Double-click

Welcome

icon

2 Select a language.

If the desired language is not available, click

Region

Selection

to choose a diff e r e n t r e g i o n a n d t h e n choose the desired language (region selection is not available in the European release).

q

Select region (if required)

w

Select language

e

Click

Next

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3 Start the installer.

Click

Install

and follow the on-screen instructions.

Click

Install

4 Exit the installer.

Click

Yes

(Windows) or

OK

(Mac OS) when installation is complete.

Windows Mac OS

Q

Click

Yes

The following software is installed:

ViewNX 2

Short Movie Creator

Apple QuickTime (Windows only)

Click

OK

5 Remove the installer CD from the CD-ROM drive.

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System Requirements

The system requirements for the Short Movie Creator are:

CPU

OS

RAM

Hard-disk space

Monitor

Other

Windows

2 GHz intel Core 2 Duo or better

Pre-installed versions of Windows 7 Home Basic/Home Premium/Professional/Enterprise/Ultimate ( Service Pack 1 ), Windows Vista Home Basic/Home Premium/Business/

Enterprise/Ultimate (Service Pack 2) , or Windows XP Home Edition/Professional (Service Pack 3) . All installed programs run as

32-bit applications in 64-bit editions of Windows 7 and Windows Vista.

1.5 GB or more with at least 128 MB of video RAM (2 GB or more with at least 256 MB of video RAM recommended for creating HD movies)

A minimum of 500 MB available on the startup disk (1 GB or more recommended)

• Resolution

: 1,024 × 768 pixels (XGA) or more

Color

: 32-bit color (True Color) or more

DirectX 9 or later and OpenGL 1.4 or later

CPU

OS

RAM

Hard-disk space

Monitor

Mac OS

2 GHz intel Core 2 Duo or better

Mac OS X version 10.5.8 or 10.6.7

1 GB or more

A minimum of 500 MB available on the startup disk (1 GB or more recommended)

• Resolution

: 1,024 × 768 pixels (XGA) or more

• Color

: 24-bit color (millions of colors) or more

If your system does not meet the above requirements, only

ViewNX 2 will be installed ( 0 79).

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The system requirements for the ViewNX 2 are:

CPU

OS

RAM

Hard-disk space

Monitor

Windows

• Photos/JPEG movies

: Intel Celeron, Pentium 4, or Core series, 1.6 GHz or better

• H.264 movies (playback)

: 3.0 GHz or better Pentium D

• H.264 movies (editing)

: 2.6 GHz or better Core 2 Duo

Pre-installed versions of Windows 7 Home Basic/Home

Premium/Professional/Enterprise/Ultimate (Service Pack 1) ,

Windows Vista Home Basic/Home Premium/Business/

Enterprise/Ultimate

(Service Pack 2)

, or Windows XP Home

Edition/Professional (Service Pack 3) . All installed programs run as 32-bit applications in 64-bit editions of

Windows 7 and Windows Vista.

• Windows 7/Windows Vista

: 1 GB or more (2 GB or more recommended)

Windows XP

: 512 MB or more (2 GB or more recommended)

A minimum of 500 MB available on the startup disk (1 GB or more recommended)

• Resolution

: 1024 × 768 pixels (XGA) or more (1280 × 1024 pixels (SXGA) or more recommended)

• Color

: 24-bit color (True Color) or more

CPU

OS

RAM

Hard-disk space

Monitor

Mac OS

Photos/JPEG movies

: PowerPC G4

(1 GHz or better)

, G5,

Intel Core, or Xeon series

• H.264 movies (playback)

: PowerPC G5 Dual or Core Duo,

2 GHz or better

• H.264 movies (editing)

: 2.6 GHz or better Core 2 Duo

Mac OS X version 10.5.8, or 10.6.7

512 MB or more (2 GB or more recommended)

A minimum of 500 MB available on the startup disk

(1 GB or more recommended)

• Resolution

: 1024 × 768 pixels (XGA) or more (1280 × 1024 pixels (SXGA) or more recommended)

• Color

: 24-bit color (millions of colors) or more

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Motion Snapshots

ViewNX 2 is required to view Motion Snapshots on a computer.

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Viewing and Editing Pictures on a Computer

Transferring Pictures

1 Choose how pictures will be copied to the computer.

Choose one of the following methods:

Direct USB connection

: Turn the camera off and ensure that the memory card is inserted in the camera. Connect the camera to the computer using the supplied USB cable (do not use force or insert the connectors at an angle) and then turn the camera on.

SD card slot

: If your computer is equipped with an SD card slot, the card can be inserted directly in the slot.

• SD card reader

: Connect a card reader (available separately from third-party suppliers) to the computer and insert the memory card.

2

Start Nikon Transfer 2.

If a message is displayed prompting you to choose a program, select Nikon Transfer 2.

Q

A

Windows 7

If the following dialog is displayed, select Nikon Transfer 2 as described below.

1

Under

Import pictures and videos

, click

Change program

. A program selection dialog will be displayed; select

Import File using Nikon

Transfer 2

and click

OK

.

2

Double-click

Import file

.

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3 Click Start Transfer .

At default settings, all the pictures on the memor y card will be copied to the computer.

Click

Start Transfer

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4 Terminate the connection.

If the camera is connected to the computer, turn the camera off and disconnect the USB cable. If you are using a card reader or card slot, choose the appropriate option in the computer operating system to eject the removable disk corresponding to the memory card and then remove the card from the card reader or card slot.

Viewing Pictures

P i c t u r e s a r e d i s p l a y e d i n

ViewNX 2 when transfer is complete.

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Starting ViewNX 2 Manually

• Windows

: Double-click the

ViewNX 2 shortcut on the desktop.

• Mac OS

: Click the ViewNX 2 icon in the Dock.

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❚❚

Retouching Photographs

To crop pictures and perform such tasks as adjusting sharpness and tone levels, click the

Edit

button in the toolbar.

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Creating Short Movies

Use the Short Movie Creator to create short movies combining m us i c, M ot i on S na ps hot s, movie footage, and photos taken in still image or Smart

Photo Selector mode (

0

82).

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Printing Pictures

Click the

Print

button in the toolbar. A dialog will be displayed, allowing you to print pictures on a printer connected to the computer.

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For More Information

Consult online help for more information on using ViewNX 2.

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Creating Short Movies

Use the supplied Short Movie Creator software to create movies combining photographs taken in still image or Smart Photo

Selector mode with Motion Snapshots, movies, and music.

1

Transfer pictures.

Transfer pictures as described on page 79.

2 Select components.

Select pictures in ViewNX 2.

3

Start Short Movie Creator.

Click the

Short Movie Creator

button in ViewNX 2.

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The images selected in Step

2 will be displayed in the

Short Movie Creator “Components” panel; if desired, additional pictures can be dragged into the “Components” panel from ViewNX 2 and re-ordered using drag and drop. In the case of

“Components” panel

p h o t o s t a k e n w i t h t h e

Smart Photo Selector, only the best shot will be displayed.

The photo and movie components of Motion Snapshots appear as separate files.

4 Select a style and background track.

Select a style in the “Styles” panel and a background track in the “Music” panel. To preview the movie, click .

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5 Save the movie.

Click

Create Movie

. The dialog shown at right will be displayed; select one of the following options and click

Create

.

• Save file

: Save the movie to a folder on the computer.

• Save to Camera (memory card)

:

Save the movie to a memory card so that it can later be played back on the camera. To use this option, you will first need to insert a memory card that has been formatted in the camera (

0 149) into a card reader or card slot.

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Starting Short Movie Creator

If ViewNX 2 is not running, you can start

Short Movie Creator by double-clicking the

Short Movie Creator

icon on the desktop (Windows) or clicking the

Short

Movie Creator

icon in the Dock (Mac OS).

Windows Mac OS

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Viewing Short Movies on Other Devices

Movies saved to a memory card using the

Save to Camera (memory card)

option in Short Movie Creator can be viewed on the camera, or displayed on a television monitor when the camera is connected to a

TV (

0 84). Movies created in other applications or using the

Save file

option in Short Movie Creator can not be viewed on the camera.

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For More Information

Consult online help for more information on using Short Movie Creator.

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Viewing Pictures on TV

Connect the camera to a television for playback.

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Connecting Video Cables

Always turn the camera off before connecting or disconnecting HDMI cables. When connecting cables, do not use force or attempt to insert the connectors at an angle.

High-Definition Devices

A type C mini-pin

H

igh-

D

efinition

M

ultimedia

I

nterface (HDMI) cable (available separately from third-party suppliers) can be used to connect the camera to high-definition video devices.

1 Connect the HDMI cable.

Turn the camera off and connect the HDMI cable.

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Connect to camera Connect to HD device

(choose cable with appropriate connector)

2 Tune the device to the HDMI channel.

3

Turn the camera on.

Turn the camera on; the camera monitor will remain off and the camera shooting mode display will appear on the HD device. Pictures can be played back using camera controls as described elsewhere in this manual; note that the edges of images may not be visible in the display. Stereo sound recorded with movies plays in stereo.

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D

Close the Connector Cover

Close the connector cover when the connectors are not in use. Foreign matter in the connectors can interfere with data transfer.

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Television Playback

Volume can be adjusted using the controls on the television; adjusting volume on the camera has no effect. Use of an EH-5b AC adapter and

EP-5C power connector (available separately) is recommended for extended playback.

❚❚

HDMI Device Control

To control the camera remotely from a device that supports HDMI-CEC (

H

igh-

D

efinition

M

ultimedia

I

nterface–

C

onsumer

E

lectronics

C

ontrol), select

On

for

HDMI device control

in the camera setup menu. The HDMI-CEC device will display a remote control guide and the remote control can be used in place of the following camera controls:

Camera

1 , 3 , 4 , 2

J

K

G

Slide show menu (

0

71)

Remote control

Up, down, left, and right buttons

Center button

Blue button

Red button

Green button

The remote control guide can be hidden or displayed at any time by pressing the yellow button on the remote control. See the television manual for details.

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Printing Photographs

Selected JPEG images can be printed on a PictBridge printer connected directly to the camera.

Connecting the Printer

Connect the camera using the supplied USB cable.

1 Turn the camera off.

2 Connect the USB cable.

Turn the printer on and connect the USB cable as shown. Do not use force or attempt to insert the connectors at an angle.

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USB Hubs

Connect the camera directly to the printer; do not connect the cable via a USB hub.

3 Turn the camera on.

A welcome screen will be displayed in the monitor, followed by a PictBridge playback display.

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Printing Via Direct USB Connection

Be sure the EN-EL20 battery is fully charged or use an optional EH-5b

AC adapter and EP-5C power connector.

Printing Pictures One at a Time

1 Select a picture.

Press

4

or

2

to view additional pictures. Press W up to zoom in on the

current frame ( 0 68; press

W down to exit zoom). To view nine pictures at a time, press

W

down when a picture is displayed full frame. Use the multi selector to highlight pictures, or press

W up to display the highlighted picture full frame.

2 Adjust print options.

Press J to display PictBridge print options (

0 91). Press

1 or 3 to highlight options and press 2 to select.

3 Start printing.

Highlight

Start printing

and press J to start printing. To cancel before all copies have been printed, press J again.

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Selecting Photographs for Printing

Movies and NEF (RAW) photographs (

0

114) can not be selected for

printing. If Motion Snapshots are selected, only the photographs will be printed; the movie portion will not be printed. If photographs taken with the Smart Photo Selector are selected, only the best shot will be printed.

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Printing Multiple Pictures

1 Display the PictBridge menu.

Press the

G

button in the Pict-

Bridge playback display (see Step 3 on page 86).

2 Choose an option.

Highlight one of the following options and press

2

.

• Select images for printing

: Select pictures for printing.

• Select by date

: Print one copy of each picture taken on selected dates.

Print DPOF print order

: Print an existing print order created with the

DPOF print order

option in the playback menu (

0

92).

The current print order will be displayed in Step 3.

• Index print

: To create an index print of all JPEG pictures on the

memory card, proceed to Step 4. Note that if the memory

card contains more than 256 pictures, a warning will be displayed and only the first 256 images will be printed.

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3 Select pictures or choose dates.

If you chose Select images for printing or Print DPOF print order

in Step 2

, press 4 or 2 or rotate the multi selector to highlight pictures. To select the current picture for printing, press

1

.

The picture will be marked with a

Z icon and the number of prints will be set to 1; press 1 or 3 to specify the number of prints (up to 99; to deselect the picture, press 3 when the number of prints is 1). Continue until all the desired pictures have been selected.

If you chose Select by date

in Step 2

, press 1 or 3 to highlight dates and press 2 to select or deselect.

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Inspecting Pictures

To view pictures taken on the date highlighted in the

Select by date

date list, press W down. Use the multi selector to highlight pictures, or press

W

down to return to the date list.

The picture currently highlighted in the

Select images for printing

or

Print

DPOF print order

displays or in the

Select by date

thumbnail display can be inspected by pressing W up; the picture will be displayed full screen while the button is pressed.

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4 Adjust print options.

Press

J

to display PictBridge print options. Press 1 or 3 to highlight page size, border, or time stamp items and press 2 to display the options

described on page 91; note that a

warning will be displayed if the selected page size is too small for an index print.

5

Start printing.

Highlight

Start printing

and press

J to start printing. To cancel before all copies have been printed, press

J again.

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Errors

See page 176 for information on what to do if an error occurs during

printing.

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PictBridge Print Options

Page size

Highlight a page size (only sizes supported by the current printer are listed) and press

J

to select and exit to the previous menu (to print at the default page size for the current printer, select

Use printer settings

).

Number

This option is listed only when pictures are printed one at a

of

time. Press

1

or

3

to choose number of copies (maximum 99),

copies

then press J to select and return to the previous menu.

Print border

This option is listed only if supported by the printer. Highlight

Use printer settings

(use current printer settings),

Yes

(print white borders), or

No

(no borders) and press

J

to select and exit to the previous menu.

Print time stamp

Crop

Highlight

Use printer settings

(use current printer settings),

Yes

(print times and dates of recording on photos), or

No

(no time stamp) and press J to select and exit to the previous menu.

This option is listed only when pictures are printed one at a time on a printer that supports cropping. To exit without cropping, highlight

No

and press J . To crop the current picture, highlight

Yes

and press

2

.

Selecting

Yes

displays the dialog shown at right. Press

W

up to increase the size of the crop, down to decrease.

Position the crop using the multi selector and press J . Note that print quality may drop if small crops are printed at large sizes.

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Creating a DPOF Print Order: Print Set

The

DPOF print order

option is used to create digital “print orders” for Pict-

Bridge-compatible printers and devices that support DPOF. Press the G button, select

DPOF print order

in the playb a c k m e n u , a n d c h o o s e f r o m t h e following options:

Select/ set

Press 4 or 2 or rotate the multi selector to highlight pictures (

0 95). To

select the current picture for printing, press 1 . The picture will be marked with a

Z

icon and the number of prints will be set to 1; press 1 or 3 to specify the number of prints (up to 99; to deselect the picture, press

3

when the number of prints is 1).

When the selection is complete, press J to display printing options. Highlight

Print shooting info

(print the shutter speed and aperture on all pictures in the print order) or

Print date

(print the date of recording on all pictures in the print order) and press

2

to select or deselect, and then press

J

to complete the print order.

Reset

Remove all pictures from the print order.

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Print Set (DPOF)

DPOF date and shooting info options are not supported when printing via direct USB connection; to print the date of recording on photographs in the current print order, use the PictBridge

Print time stamp

option ( 0 91).

The Print set (DPOF) option can not be used if there is not enough space on the memory card to store the print order. For restrictions on

the types of images that can be selected for printing, see page 87.

Print orders may not print correctly if images are deleted using a computer or other device after the print order is created.

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