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11.1 Using Camera

Taking photos and capturing video clips along with audio is easy with the built-incamera on your device.

To open the Camera screen

Press and hold the CAMERA button on your device; or

CAMERA button

Tap Start > Programs > Camera; or

Tap Start > Programs > Pictures &Videos > Cameraicon.

To exit the Camera

Tap the Exit icon ().

Capture modes

The Camera program on your device allows you to capture pictures and video clips by using various built-inmodes with flexibility.The Camera is set to the Photo capture mode by default.The upper left corner of the screen displays the active capture mode.

Current capture mode

To change the capture mode

Tap oron the screen.

Press NAVIGATION left or right.

The available capture modes are as follows:

Photo: Captures standard still images.

Video: Captures video clips, with or without accompanying audio.

MMSVideo: Captures video clips suitable for sending via MMS.

Contacts Picture: Captures a still image and gives you the option to immediately assign it as a Photo ID for a contact.

PictureTheme: Captures still images and places them within frames.

Panorama: Captures a sequence of still images continuously in one direction, and allows stitching of all the images to create a panoramic view of a scenery

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Sports: Captures a sequence of still images (3, 5, 7, or 10) automatically.

Burst: Captures a sequence of still images (maximum 30) as long as the CAMERA button on the device or the ENTER button on the NAVIGATION is kept pressed.

File formats supported

Using the available capture modes, the camera in your device captures files in the following formats:

Capture type

Format

Still image

JPEG

Video

MPEG-4(.mp4)

 

Motion JPEG (.avi)

 

H.263 (.3gp)

 

3GP2 (.3g2)

MMSVideo

MPEG-4(.mp4)

 

H.263 (.3gp)

 

3GPP2 (.3g2)

Panorama / Sports / Burst

JPEG

Camera controls

The CAMERA button, ENTER button, and Jog Wheel can all be used as the shutter release.

Press to take a photo, or to take shots for a picture theme or panorama.

Press to start recording video; press again to stop recording.

To take consecutive shots in Sports mode, press shortly, then move your device to follow the movement of your subject.

Press and hold when taking consecutive shots in Burst mode.

Press NAVIGATION up or down to increase or decrease the zoom level. See“Zooming”in this chapter for more details.

On-screencontrols and indicators

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Photo mode

1Mode Switching control.Tapping the left/right arrow (/) on the screen allows you to switch the capture mode.

2Resolution.The resolution icon (////) indicates the current resolution.Tap to toggle among the di erent resolutions.

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3Storage.Tap to toggle between saving captured photos or video clips on the device memory () or on the memory card ().

4Remaining information indicator. In Photo, Contacts Picture, PictureTheme, Panorama, Sports, and Burst modes, this shows the remaining, available shots of pictures based on current settings. In Video and MMS Video modes, this shows the remaining duration that can be recorded. While recording video, this shows the recorded duration.

5Zoom control.Tapping the up/down arrow (/) or tapping/on the screen allows you to zoom in or zoom out.

6 Camera Settings.Tap theTool icon () to open the Camera Settings screen.7 Viewer.Tap theViewer icon () to open the Pictures &Videos screen.

8 Brightness.Tapping the minus/plus icon (/) decreases or increases the brightness level.

9 Metering Mode.Tap to toggle the metering mode betweenCenter Area () andAverage ().

10Flash Light.Tap to turn on or o the flash light that is located at the back of your device.Turn on the flash light when taking shots indark-litenvironments.

11White Balance.Tap to toggle among the di erent white balance settings: Auto (), Daylight (), Night (), Incandescent (), and Fluorescent ().

12Self-timer.Tapto set theSelf-timerto 2 seconds, 10 seconds, or o when in the Photo or Contacts Picture mode. When you press the ENTER button or the CAMERA button to capture a still image, it starts to count down, and then captures a still image after the assigned time (2 seconds or 10 seconds).

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Video mode

13 Recording indicator.This shows a red, blinking indicator while video recording is in progress.

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PictureTheme mode

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14Progress indicator. In PictureTheme, Panorama, Sports, and Burst modes, this shows the total number of consecutive shots.

15Template Selector icon. In PictureTheme mode, tapto toggle among the di erent templates.

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Panorama mode

16Stop.TheStop icon () appears only in Panorama mode.Tap this icon if you want to stop capturing the remaining shots and start composing the panorama.

17Exit.Tap theExit icon () to exit the Camera program.

Zooming

Before capturing a still image or a video clip, you can zoom in to make the object in focus move closer or zoom out to make the object move farther away.

To zoom in

Press NAVIGATION up on your device; or

Tap the triangular Up arrow above the Zoom Ratio indicator. When the zooming limit is reached, you will hear a beep.

To zoom out

Press NAVIGATION down; or

Tap the Down arrow below the Zoom Ratio indicator.

The camera zoom range for a picture or a video clip depends on the capture mode and capture size.The following is a summary.

Capture mode

Capture size setting

Zoom range

Photo

2M (1600 x 1200)

No zooming available

 

1M (1280 x 960)

1.0x to 2.0x

 

Large (640 x 480)

1.0x to 2.0x

 

Medium (320 x 240)

1.0x to 4.0x

 

Small (160 x 120)

1.0x to 8.0x

Video

Medium (176 x 144)

1.0x to 2.0x

 

Small (128 x 96)

1.0x to 2.0x

MMSVideo

Medium (176 x 144)

1.0x to 2.0x

 

Small (128 x 96)

1.0x to 2.0x

Contacts Picture

Large (480 x 640)

1.0x to 2.0x

 

Medium (240 x 320)

1.0x to 4.0x

 

Small (120 x 160)

1.0x to 4.0x

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Capture mode

Capture size setting

Zoom range

PictureTheme

Determined by the current

Depends on the size of the template

 

template

currently loaded

Panorama

Large (640 x 480)

1.0x to 2.0x

 

Medium (320 x 240)

1.0x to 4.0x

 

Small (160 x 120)

1.0x to 8.0x

Sports

Large (640 x 480)

1.0x to 2.0x

 

Medium (320 x 240)

1.0x to 4.0x

 

Small (160 x 120)

1.0x to 8.0x

Burst

Large (640 x 480)

1.0x to 2.0x

 

Medium (320 x 240)

1.0x to 4.0x

 

Small (160 x 120)

1.0x to 8.0x

The Review screen

After taking a still image or recording a video clip, you can view the image or video clip on the Review screen. You can also tap the following icons at the bottom of the Review screen:

Photo, Video, MMS Video, Picture

Contacts Picture mode

Sports and Burst modes

Theme, and Panorama modes

 

 

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Back

Delete

Send

View

Assign to Contacts

Browse

Function

Go back to the live Camera screen.

Remove the captured image or video.

Send via e-mailor MMS.

View the image in the Pictures & Videos program, or play the captured video in Windows Media Player.

Associate the photo to a selected contact.

After you have taken photos in Sports or Burst mode, the total number of consecutive shots is shown in the lower right corner of the Review screen.Tap the up/down arrow to browse through the sequence of photos.

To change the display duration of the Review screen

1.Tap to open the Camera Settings screen.

2.On the Camera Settings screen, tap .The Advanced menu then appears.

3.Tap Review Duration, then tap the desired time length for displaying captures on the Review screen.

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Camera settings

Tap the Tool icon () to access the Camera Settings screen. The Camera Settings screen allows you to configure the capture settings.

Camera Settings screen in Photo mode

When you tap the icons at the bottom of the Camera Settings screen, different menus will appear. Some menus and options may be available only in certain capture modes.

You can either tap on-screenor press the Navigation Control to navigate the Camera Settings screen.

Self-timermenu

Self-timer.Select theSelf-timeroption for capturing images:Off,2 seconds, or10 seconds. Selecting 2 seconds or 10 seconds delays the capturing by the specified time after you press the CAMERA button, the ENTER button, or Jog Wheel.

Template menu

Template. Select a template (in PictureTheme mode only).

Panorama Settings menu

Direction. Choose in what direction images will be stitched in a panorama.

Stitch Count. Select the desired number of snapshots to be taken and stitched into a panorama.

Auto Stitch. When the Auto Stitch isOn, the camera automatically stitches snapshots into one single file. If Auto Stitch isO , the snapshots are saved as separate files.

Sports Settings menu

Snapshots. Select the number of consecutive shots to capture (in Sports mode).

Flash Light menu

Flash Light. Set this option toOn to turn on the flash light (located at the back of your device) so that you can shoot photos or video clips in alow-lightenvironment.The flash flight is available for use in all capture modes except in Sports and Burst modes.

Ambience menu

White Balance. Select a white balance setting type such as Fluorescent, Night, etc. to suit your lighting environment.

Effect. Choose a special e ect such as Greyscale, Sepia, etc., to apply to your photos or video clips.

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Capture Settings menu

Resolution. Select the desired image or video size.

Quality. Select the JPEG image quality level for all captured still images.You can choose fromBasic,

Normal, Fine, and Super Fine.

Metering Mode. Select a metering mode to allow the camera to measure the amount of light in the

center and around the image and calculate the best-fitexposure value before capturing. Choose eitherCenter Area to measure light using the center area of the image orAverage to measure light using the area all around the image.

Storage. Select where you want to save your files.You can either save the files to the main memory or to a storage card.

Capture Mode menu

Mode. Switch between di erent capture modes such as Photo, Video, Contacts Picture, and more. For more information about these modes, see“Capture modes”earlier in this chapter.

Advanced menu

Tap the left/right icon in this bar to switch between the menu pages in

the Advanced menu.

Capture Format. Select the desired file format.

Shutter Sound. Choose whether or not you want the camera to make a shutter sound when you press the CAMERA button, the ENTER button, or Jog Wheel to take photos or record video clips.

Grid (Photo mode only). Choose whether or not to show a grid on the Camera screen. Showing a grid helps you frame and center your subject more easily and accurately.

Grid

Keep Backlight. Choose whether to turn the backlight on or o while using the camera.This overrides your device backlight settings while you are using the camera.

Review Duration. Set a time length for displaying the captured image/video on the Review screen before automatically saving it and returning to the live Camera screen. SelectNo Limit if you do not want to impose a time limit. SelectNo Review to immediately return to the live Camera screen after capturing.

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Flicker Adjustment. When taking indoor shots, flicker on the camera screen may be caused by inconsistencies between the vertical scan rate of the camera display and the flicker frequency of

fluorescent lighting.To reduce flicker, you can change the flicker adjustment setting to the proper frequency (50Hz or60Hz) of the country where your device is being used.

Record with Audio. SelectOn to record audio with the captured video clips.This is selected by default. If you selectOff and then capture a video clip, it will have no audio.

Prefix. Specify how to name captured images and video clips. WhenDefault is selected, the file name

of each new captured file is set to“IMAGE”or“VIDEO”followed by a sequential number, for example: IMAGE_001.jpg.You may also choose to name files using either the current Date orDate &Time as the prefix.

Counter. By default, the newly captured image or video files are named with a prefix and some

sequential numbers, such as 001, 002, and so on.To reset the numbering to“001”for your captured files, tap Reset.

Recording Limit. Specify the maximum time or file size for recording.

Template Folder (in PictureTheme mode only). By default, templates are stored in the \My Documents\ Templates folder on the device’sMain Memory. If you transferred some templates to a storage card (via File Explorer), set this option toMain + Card to specify that templates are located in both the main memory and the storage card.

Adjust.This option allows you to adjust the camera display properties, such asContrast,Saturation,

Hue, and Sharpness.

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2To increase/decrease the value, tap the plus/minus icon or press NAVIGATION left or right. The live Camera screen on the background immediately displays the effect of changes.

3 Tap to save the settings and close the submenu.

4Tap to reset all properties to their default.

5Tap to close the submenu without applying and saving the changes.

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11.2 Using Pictures &Videos

The Pictures &Videos program collects, organizes, and sorts images and video clips in the following formats on your device.

FileType

File Extensions

Image

*.bmp, *.jpg, *.gif

GIF animation

*.gif

Video

*.avi, *.wmv, *.mp4, *.3gp. *.3g2

 

 

You can view the pictures as a slide show, beam them, send them via e-mail,edit them, or set them as the background on theToday screen.

To open Pictures &Videos

Tap Start > Programs > Pictures &Videos.

To copy media files to your device

Copy pictures and GIF animation files from your PC or a storage card to the My Pictures folder on your device.

Copy video files to the My Videos folder.

For information about copying files, see“Copying and Managing Files”in Chapter 9.

To view pictures

1.The images in the My Pictures folder appear as thumbnails by default.

2.Select an image and tapView.

If you cannot find the desired image in the default My Pictures folder, go to another folder by tapping the Down arrow ( ).

Down arrow

Media icon

Tap to view the selected image

To play GIF animation files

1.Select a GIF animation file and tapView.

2.The GIF Animation program then opens and plays the animation.

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To play videos with audio

1.By default, the contents of the My Pictures folder will be shown.

2.To find the video clips that you captured, tap the down arrow ( ) next to the My Pictures folder and tap My Documents. Next, tap My Videos. Video clips are displayed as thumbnails by default, which appear with a media icon ().

3.Tap to select a video and play it in Windows Media Player.

To view slide shows

You can view your pictures as a slide show on your device. Pictures are shown in full-screenview with 5- second intervals between slides.

Tap Menu > Play Slide Show.

Note You can specify how pictures are scaled to optimize their display in a slide show.TapMenu >Options, then tap

Portrait pictures or Landscape pictureson the Slide Showtab.

Tap anywhere on the screen to display the Slide Show toolbar, which you can use to stop or pause the slide show, rotate the view, and more.

To sort pictures and video clips

On the Pictures & Videos screen, tap the sort list (labeled Date by default), and select the item you want to sort by (Name,Date, orSize).

To delete a picture or video clip

Do any of the following to remove a picture or a video clip:

Select a picture or video clip on the Pictures & Videos screen, and tap Menu > Delete.

Tap and hold the thumbnail of the picture you want to delete, then tap Delete.

Tap Yes to confirm the deletion.

To edit a picture

You can rotate, crop, and adjust the brightness and color contrast of your pictures.

1.In Pictures & Videos, tap the picture you want to edit.

2.Tap Menu > Edit, and do any of the following:

To rotate a picture 90 degrees clockwise, tap Rotate.

To crop a picture, tap Menu > Crop. Next, tap and drag to select the area to crop.Tap inside the box to crop, or tap outside the box to cancel cropping.

To adjust the brightness and contrast levels of a picture, tap Menu > Auto Correct.

Note To undo an edit, tapMenu > Undo.To cancel all unsaved edits you made to the picture, tapRevert to Saved.

To set a picture as theToday screen background

1.In Pictures & Videos, select the picture you want to set as the background.

2.Tap Menu > Set asToday Background.

3.In Transparency level, select a higher percentage for a more transparent picture, or a lower percentage for a more opaque picture.

4.Tap OK.

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To send pictures and video clips via e-mail

1.First, set up Messaging to send and receive messages.

2.In Pictures & Videos, select the item you want to send.

3.Tap Menu > Send, and select one account (such as OutlookE-mailor MMS) to send the attached item.

4.A new message is created with the item attached.

5.Enter the recipient name and subject, and tap Send.The message will be sent the next time you synchronize your device.

Notes • Pictures and video clips are saved automatically before they are sent.

TapMenu > Beam to beam a selected media file using infrared or Bluetooth.

To assign pictures to contacts

You can assign a picture to a contact so that you can easily identify the contact at any point of time.

1.In Pictures & Videos, select the picture you want to assign to a contact.

2.Tap Menu > Save to Contact.

3.Tap the contact, or navigate and tap Select to choose the contact from your Contacts list.

To customize more image settings

1.In Pictures & Videos, select the picture for which you want to configure further settings.

2.Tap Menu > Options.The Options screen appears, allowing you to:

Resize a picture so that it can be sent faster through e-mail.

Set the direction of rotation for the Rotate function.

Configure the view settings during slide shows and activate screensaver options.

11.3UsingWindows Media Player

You can use Microsoft Windows Media Player 10 Mobile to play digital audio and video files that are stored on your device or on a network, such as on a Web site.The following file formats are supported by Windows Media Player Mobile:

Video File Formats Supported

File Extensions

Windows Media Video

.wmv, .asf

MPEG4 Simple Profile

.mp4

H.263

.3gp

Motion JPEG

.avi

3GPP2

.3g2

 

 

Audio File Formats Supported

File Extensions

Windows Media Audio

.wma

MP3

.mp3

MIDI

.mid, .midi, .rmi

AMR Narrow Band

.amr

AMR Wide Band

.awb

AAC

.m4a

3GPP2

.gcp

 

 

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To openWindows Media Player Mobile

Tap Start > Programs >Windows Media.

About the controls

Tap and drag to jump to any part of the video or audio

Full screen

Visit WindowsMedia.com

Skip to the beginning of the current file or to the previous file

Mute/Unmute

Increase Volume

Decrease Volume Skip to the next file Play/Pause

About the screens and menus

Windows Media Player Mobile has three primary screens:

Playback screen.The default screen that displays the playback controls (such as Play, Pause, Next, Previous, and Volume) and the video window.You can change the appearance of this screen by choosing a di erent skin.

Now Playing screen.The screen that displays the Now Playing playlist.This special playlist indicates the current file being played and any files that are“queued up”to play next.

Library screen.The screen that lets you quickly find your audio files, video files, and playlists. It contains categories such as My Music, My Videos, MyTV, and My Playlists.

At the bottom of each screen, you can open a Menu.The commands on this menu vary, depending upon which screen you are viewing. For more information about the commands in these menus, see Help on your device.

About licenses and protected files Some media files have associated licenses that protect them from being unlawfully distributed or shared.

If you want to copy a protected file from your PC to your device, use the Windows Media Player on your PC to synchronize the file to your device.This will ensure that the license is copied along with the protected file.

Note You can view the protection status for a file by checking its file properties (tappingMenu >Properties).

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Synchronize video and audio files

Use the latest version of Microsoft Windows Media Player on your PC to synchronize digital media files from your PC to your device.This ensures that protected files and album art (for skins) are copied to your device correctly.

To synchronize content to your device automatically

1.On your PC, start Windows Media Player and then connect your device to your PC.

2.In the Device Setup Wizard, type a name for your device and click Finish.

3.On the leftmost pane, right-clickyour device and selectSet Up Sync.

Note You can also sync your storage card if you have one installed on your device.To sync,right-clickStorage Card.

4.On the Device Setup dialog box, select Sync this device automatically and then select the playlist(s) that you want to sync between your PC and device.

5.Click Finish.

The files begin synchronizing to your device.The next time you connect your device to your PC while Windows Media Player is running, synchronization will start automatically.

To synchronize content manually to your device

1.If you have not set up synchronization between your device and PC, follow steps 1 to 3 in“To synchronize content to your device automatically”.

2.Click the Sync tab on the Windows Media Player of your PC. Select a Playlist or a Library on the left panel of the Windows Media Player.

3.From the Content List, drag the media files that you want to sync to your device and drop them to the Sync List.

Playlists and Library List

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4. ClickStart Sync to start synchronizing the selected files to your device.

Notes • Use Windows Media Player 11 or later on your PC to synchronize media files to your device.

Audio files copy faster if Windows Media Player is configured to automatically set the quality level for audio files copied to your device. For more information, see the Windows Media Player Help.

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Play media

To play items on your device

Use the library on Windows Media Player Mobile to find and play songs, videos, and playlists that are stored on your device or removable storage card.

1.If you are not on the Library screen, tap Menu > Library.

2.On the Library screen, tap the Library arrow (near the top of the screen), then tap the media storage that you want use, for example, Storage Card.

3.In most cases, Windows Media Player Mobile automatically updates the library. However, you can

manually update the library to ensure that it contains new files that you recently copied to your device or storage card.Tap Menu > Update Library to manually update the library list.

4.Select a category (for example, My Music or My Playlists).

5.Tap and hold the item that you want to play (such as a song, album, or artist name), then tap Play.

Notes • To play a file that is stored on your device but is not in a library, on the Library screen, tapMenu > Open File.Tap and hold the item that you want to play (such as a file or a folder), then tapPlay.

To play a media file from the Internet or a network server, tapMenu > Library then tapMenu > Open URL.

Use playlists

A playlist is a list of digital media files that play in a specified order. By using playlists, you can group audio and video files together for convenient playback.

In Windows Media Player on your PC, you can create a playlist of media files and synchronize it with your device. For more information about synchronizing media, see“Copy media files to your device”earlier in this chapter.

In Windows Media Player Mobile on your device, your playlists are available in the Library under the My Playlists category.There is also a temporary playlist, called Now Playing, which lists the currently playing file, as well as any files that have been queued up to play next.You can create a new playlist on your device by saving the current Now Playing playlist and by giving it a new name.

To save a new playlist

1.If you are not on the Library screen, tap Menu > Library.

2.Tap to select a category (for example, My Music or My Playlists).

3.Select a media file that you want, then tap Menu > Queue Up.This adds the file to the Now Playing list. Repeat this step until you have added all desired media files to the Now Playing list.

Note You cannot select multiple files simultaneously.

4.After adding the media files, tap Menu > Now Playing.

5.On the Now Playing screen, tap Menu > Save Playlist.

6.Enter the playlist name then tap Done.

7.To play back the playlist you created, tap My Playlists in the Library, select your playlist, then tap Play.

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Troubleshooting

If you encounter a problem while using the Windows Media Player, a number of resources are available to help you troubleshoot the issue.

For more information, see theTroubleshooting Windows Media Player Mobile page at the Microsoft Web site (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/windowsmobile/troubleshooting.aspx).

Chapter 12

ManagingYour XV6800

12.1Adding and Removing Programs

12.2Managing Memory

12.3Checking System Information

12.4ResettingYour XV6800

12.5Battery SavingTips