Acer Camcorder SV-200 User Manual

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Acer Multi-Functional

7-in-1 VideoCam

Model: SV-200

User’s Guide

PCSafety Precautions

PCSafety Precautions

Dear Users,

Please read this manual thoroughly before you start to use your SV200(“SV2“ for short). In addition, please keep this manual properly, if there is any question about SV2 in the future, please help yourself to find the answer within. However, if you are still unclear about the answers obtained, please contact your retail for further assistance.

Important Notices

User should be responsible on any substantial damages caused by not complying with the instruction of the manual or using any component/ part which is not genuine from the manufacturer.

The product provides high image and recording quality, however, poor performance due to improper use or poor maintenance are not warranted by the manufacturer.

The manufacturer takes no responsibility on any content damage and substantial lost due to the malfunction or damage of SV2 and its accessories.

Warranty will be immediately expired if the SV2 is substantial damages to the user not comply with the instruction of the manual or disassemble the product by him/herself.

The actual operations, controls, and menu items might be different from this manual. The manufacturer holds no responsibility to update the manual immediately.

Other company's product names or trademarks are used herein for identification purpose only and belong to their respective companies.

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Introduction

Introduction

The Acer Multi-Functional 7-in-1 VideoCam integrated the functions of video recording (MPEG4 format), photo shotting, audio recording, MP3 playback, PC camera, and USB Storage Drive, SD/MMC card reader into a popular seven-in-one product. Its light weight, outstanding power efficiency, simple operation, long usage time, and high resolution provides the best companion and tool to the business person, students, and travelers.

Its versatile features not only fulfill for business requirements, but also satisfy entertainment needs. It can support your work from all aspects, and provide the most of funs to your life. We appreciate your selection to our product and wish it can provide you a brand new life style and experience.

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PCTable of Contents

PCTable of Contents

 

Safety Precautions .....................................................................

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Introduction ...............................................................................

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T.O.C ............................................................................................

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1 Preparations

 

1-1 Accessories ............................................................................

1

SV2 / Power adaptor / Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. 1

SD memory card(optional) / A/V cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. 1

USB cable / Stereo headphone / Hand strap / Companion CD . . . . . . . .

. 2

1-2 Using AC power adaptor .....................................................

3

1-3 Using Battery ........................................................................

4

Battery installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. 4

Battery removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. 5

1-4 Installing SD Memory Card(Optional) .................................

5

1-5 Installing the Hand Strap .....................................................

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2 Touring Your SV2

 

2-1 Knowing your SV2 ................................................................

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2-2 Operation ..............................................................................

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Power button / Mode switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Control button / Jog dial switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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2-3 Headphone .........................................................................

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2-4 Video/Audio Output ...........................................................

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2-5 Menu Items .........................................................................

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Recording function menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Playback function menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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2-6 Screen Indications ...............................................................

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2-7 Setup for All Modes ...........................................................

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Set Clock / 50/60 HZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

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Video System / Media Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Auto Power Off / Storage Select / Set to default . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

2-8 Battery Recharge ................................................................

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3 Using Your SV2

3-1

Video Recording .................................................................

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Recording / Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Playback / Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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3-2

Photo Shooting ...................................................................

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How to take a photo / Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Playback / Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

3-3

MP3 Playback.......................................................................

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Playback MP3 / Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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3-4

Audio Recording .................................................................

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Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Playback / Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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3-5 PC Camera ...........................................................................

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3-6

USB Storage Drive ..............................................................

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4 Miscellaneous

4-1 Taking Care of Your SV2....................................................

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About SV2 / About the AC Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 About the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

4-2

Write Protection and File Structure of SD Memory Card

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4-3

Software Installation and Use ..........................................

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Using CD to install . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Installing via connecting SV2 to PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Using PC Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

4-4 Memory Space Consumption of Each Mode .....................

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Recording Still Pictures (DSC Mode). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Recording Motion Pictures (MPEG4) / Voice Recording Mode . . . . . .

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4-5

Message List.........................................................................

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4-6

Specification .......................................................................

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1-1 Accessories

PC1 Preparations

1-1 Accessories

SV2

Power adaptor

Battery

SD memory card

 

(Optional)

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1-1 Accessories

A/V cable

USB cable

Stereo headphone

Hand strap

Companion CD

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1-2 Using AC power adaptor

1-2 Using AC power adaptor

AC Adapter can provide necessary power to DC, it can also recharge the battery.

Plug the AC end of the adaptor to the wall(1), and plug the DC end of the adaptor to the DC-in jack of the SV2 (2).

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1-3 Using Battery

1-3 Using Battery

Battery installation:

Put SV2 on a desk, front face down. Gently push battery cover toward the bottom of the SV2 to remove it. (1,2) Put the metal contact end of the battery align with the metal battery contact within SV2. Slide the battery into the bay with 45° slant angle. (3) Then, push the entire battery into the bay. (4) When confirming the battery is in its proper position, replace the cover, and push the cover toward the direction of the top of the SV2 until the cover is fully closed. (5)

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1-4 Installing SD Memory Card(Optional)

Battery removal:

Put SV2 on a desk, front face down. Gently push battery cover toward the bottom of the SV2 to remove it. (1,2) Lift bottom end of the battery, about 45° (3) and take the battery out of the bay. When done, replace the cover, and push the cover toward the direction of the top of the SV2 until the cover is fully closed.

Note: Please be aware of the direction and angle of inserting/removing battery to avoid breaking the plastic stop of the bay.

1-4 Installing SD Memory Card(Optional)

Put the slant corner of the SD card toward upper right, and push the card into the SD card slot at the bottom of SV2.

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1-5 Installing the Hand Strap

To remove the card, push the card firmly into the slot, then release. The card will be ejected from the slot. You can remove the card at that time.

Note: When inserting and removing the SD memory card, please be sure you turned the power off.

1-5 Installing the Hand Strap

1.Put the thin end of the strap through the strap eyelet.

2.Put the longer end of the strap through the loop of the thinner end. Gently pull the longer end to tight up the strap to the eyelet.

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2-1 Knowing your SV2

PC2 Touring Your SV2

2-1 Knowing your SV2

Front panel

1Speaker

2Screen

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Mode switch

Left hand side

3USB port

4A/V output

5Headphone jack

 

Right hand side

 

 

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Power button

 

 

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2-2 Operation

 

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Jog dial switch

 

 

 

 

 

Rear panel

 

 

 

 

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Status LED

 

 

 

 

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Lens

 

 

 

 

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Microphone

 

 

 

 

 

Bottom

 

 

 

 

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DC-in jack

 

 

 

 

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SD memory card slot

 

 

 

 

 

 

2-2 Operation

Power button:

When turning on, press button at the right hand side of SV2 until screen goes live.

When turning off, press button at the right hand side of SV2 for about three seconds until the screen shuts off. Then the SV2 is turned off.

Mode switch:

Switching between modes of video recording

, photo taking

,

audio recording

, MP3 playback

, PC camera

 

 

. The mode switch can be rotated in clockwise or counterclockwise direction. When individual icon is aligned with the mark at outer ring, that particular mode is enabled and operate-able.

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2-2 Operation

Control button:

button can start/stop recoding/ playback

button can switch the SV2 between recording and playback function or back to upper level of menu items.

Note: The function of these two buttons varies with different modes.

Jog dial switch:

Located at right hand side of the SV2, under the power button, you can dial it upward, downward, or push it.

The function of this switch include execute, focus change, volume change, fast forward, browsing, and so on.

Note: The function of the switch varies with different modes.

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2-3 Headphone

2-3 Headphone

When using headphone, simply plug it into the audio jack located at the left hand side of the unit. When the headphone is plugged in, stereo audio output switches to the headphone automatically. There will be no output from the built-in speaker of SV2.

2-4 Video/Audio Output

All the video, photo, MP3, and audio recording of SV2 can be output to TV via its AV port. However, the audio output will be mono.

When using TV, please plug the black end of AV cable into the AV jack at the left hand side of the SV2. Meanwhile, plug the yellow line to “Video in” plug and the white line to “Audio in” plug at the rear of the TV.

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2-5 Menu Items

2-5 Menu Items

Recording function menu

Video recording

Exposure Value

White Balance

Video Quality

Audio Quality

Exit

Photo taking

Exposure Value

White Balance

Picture Quality

Self Timer

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2-5 Menu Items

Date Stamp

Exit

Audio recording

Audio Quality

Exit

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2-5 Menu Items

Playback function menu

Video mode

Volume Control

File List

Delete Current

Delete All

Playback Repeat

Exit

Photo mode

File List

Delete Current

Delete All

DPOF Print

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2-5 Menu Items

Exit

MP3

File List

Delete Current

Delete All

Playback Repeat

Exit

Audio

File List

Delete Current

Delete All

Playback Repeat

Exit

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