Acer FERRARI 1000, FERRARI 1004WTMI User Manual

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Click Options to display the Window, Preview, and Folder tabs. Use the options to change the capture window size, preview settings, and the folder for captured photos or videos.

Camera Settings

Basic settings

Click the Camera Settings icon on the bottom right corner of the capture display, then select Camera Settings from the pop-upmenu. You can adjust the Video, Audio, and Zoom/Face tracking options from this window.




Capture settings

From the Camera Settings window, click the Driver Settings button. The Properties window appears.

Device Settings allows you to change the camera brightness, contrast, hue, saturation, sharpness, etc.

Advanced Settings allows you to activate gain control, implement image mirror, select image enhancements and anti-flickersettings, and turn on/off the camera indicator.

Zoom/Face Track Settings allows you to adjust the zoom level and turn the face-trackingfeature on or off.

Capturing photos/videos

To capture a photo or a video clip, rotate the Acer OrbiCam to get the desired angle, then click the Take a Picture or Record a Video button. The Windows Picture and Fax Viewer or the Windows Media Player automatically launches to display/play a preview of the photo/video clip.

Note: By default, all photos and videos are saved in the My

Pictures and My Videos folder.

Using the Acer OrbiCam as webcam

The Acer OrbiCam is automatically selected as the capture device of any Instant Messenger (IM) application. To use the Acer OrbiCam as a webcam, open the IM service, then select the video/webcam feature. You can now broadcast from your location to an IM partner anywhere in the world.


Enabling the Acer VisageON

The Acer VisageON technology comes with two features: Face tracking and Video effects (selected models only). The face tracking feature tracks your head movement and automatically centers your face in the capture window. The video effects feature allows you to select and apply an effect to your video transmissions.

Note: The face tracking feature is not capable of centering your face beyond the capture window frame. Minimal head movements are tracked more efficiently.

To enable the Acer VisageON:

1 Right-clickon this icon, then select VisageON from thepop-upmenu.

The VisageON window appears.


2Select and apply a video effect from the left section of the VisageON window. Change the face tracking settings and options from the right section.



Using the face tracking feature

To use the face tracking feature:

1Click the left icon down arrow button, then select Single User or Multiple Users from the pop-upmenu. For multiple users, the face tracking feature automatically centers all the users' face in the capture window, otherwise the utility centers the face of the user closest to the camera.

2 Click the right icon to zoom in/out or reset the current view.

3Click VisageON to display a pop-menuthat allows configuration of the camera, face tracking and video effects settings.


Using video effects (selected models only)

The Video Settings section allows you to select an avatar or accessory video effect from the list. To select an effect:

1Click the encircled icon to display the available video effects. The Video Effect Selection window appears.

2Click on a video effect to use. The selected effect appears in the video effects section of the VisageON window.



1.When using avatars, you may have to calibrate the face points to achieve better tracking. Follow screen instructions from the VisageON window to continue.

2.You may use video effects when using the camera for IM chat/ video sessions or call conferences.



Acer GraviSense

Acer GraviSense is an innovative utility designed to further protect your data by automatically moving the read/write heads of your Acer notebook's hard disk away from the storage disk (this is known as "parking" the heads) in the event that sudden motion is detected. Acer GraviSense can also be set to activate an alarm in case your notebook is moved by an unauthorized person.

Using Acer GraviSense

You can launch Acer GraviSense in a number of ways:

From the Start menu, go to Start > (All) Programs > Acer GraviSense.

When Acer GraviSense is running, an icon will be displayed in the task tray. Move your cursor over the icon to identify Acer GraviSense. Leftclick orright-clickon the icon to open a context menu.

Protecting the HDD

Activate this feature by right-clickingon the tray icon and selecting Hard Drive Protection.

Selecting this function will park the HDD heads in the event that any vibration or movement which exceeds the level tolerated by the HDD is detected.


Activate this feature by right-clickingon the tray icon and selectingAnti-Theft.


When enabled, this feature will sound an alarm if your notebook is moved. This feature is password-protectedto prevent unauthorized access.

The first time you activate this function, you will be prompted to set a new password.

Your password needs to be between four and eight characters, and should consist of letters and numbers. Once you've set the password, the Anti-Theftfeature will be activated.

If you enter a password that is invalid for any reason, you will be prompted to try a new password.




When activated, Acer GraviSense will show afull-screenimage and a


password window.




When activated, the Anti-Theftfeature will disable the following functions:

1Alt + Tab

2Ctrl + Shift + Esc

3Ctrl + Alt + Del

4Windows keys

5Task bar

When activated, the settings below will be changed to "do nothing" (your personal settings will be recovered once the Anti-Theftfunction is disabled):

a)Power button

b)Sleep button

c)Close the lid

If the system detects any movement when this function is active, the system will emit a beeping sound as a warning and prompt you to enter the password.

NOTE: Please remember the password as it cannot be changed.

NOTE: You need to disable the Task Manager before setting the



Using the system utilities

Note: The system utilities work under Microsoft Windows XP only.

Ferrari Calendar

Acer offers monthly wallpaper calendars until December, 2007. When your calendar expires, please visit the Acer web site to get the most up to date calendar:

Acer GridVista (dual-displaycompatible)

Note: This feature is only available on certain models.

To enable the dual monitor feature of your notebook, first ensure that the second monitor is connected, then, select Start, Control Panel, Display and click on Settings. Select the secondary monitor (2) icon in the display box and then click the check box Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor. Finally, click Apply to confirm the new settings and click OK to complete the process.


Acer GridVistais a handy utility that offers fourpre-defineddisplay settings so you can view multiple windows on the same screen. To access this function,



please go to Start, All Programs and click on Acer GridVista. You may choose any one of the four display settings indicated below:





































Double (vertical), Triple (primary at left), Triple (primary at right), or Quad

Acer Gridvistaisdual-displaycompatible, allowing two displays to be partitioned independently.

Acer GridVistais simple to set up:

1Run Acer GridVistaand select your preferred screen configuration for each display from the taskbar.

2Drag and drop each window into the appropriate grid.

3Enjoy the convenience of a well-organizeddesktop.

Note: Please ensure that the resolution setting of your second monitor is set to the manufacturer's recommended value.