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Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . i Introducing Your Gateway Digital MPEG4 Camcorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Important Safeguards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Package contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Back . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Connecting the wrist strap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Installing the batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Installing an optional SD memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Turning on your camcorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Setting the date and time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Using the OSD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Using your camcorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Understanding LCD display information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Understanding image quality and storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Recording video and still images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Using the flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Using the digital zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Using the self-timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Viewing images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Deleting images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Connecting your camcorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Error messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 LED indicators and audible beeps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 FCC Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

ii

Introducing Your Gateway Digital MPEG4

Camcorder

This section provides basic information about your Gateway Digital MPEG4 Camcorder.

Read this section to learn about:

Features

Warnings and safeguards

Package contents

Controls and connections

©2003 Gateway, Inc. All rights reserved. Gateway, Gateway Country, the Gateway stylized logo, and the black-and-white spot design are trademarks or registered trademarks of Gateway, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other brands and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

1

Features

MPEG4-compressed format

2.1 mega pixel CMOS sensor and 2.5 digital zoom

320 × 240 QVGA video

1600 × 1200 resolution still images

Three quality settings — Super fine, fine, and normal

1.5-inch color LTPS LCD display that swivels 270 degrees

Auto flash

Accurate color processing

64 MB internal memory to capture and store images

Accepts external SD memory cards (up to 512 MB)

AV connection to your TV or VCR

USB connection to download images to your computer

Video editing, creating, and sharing software

Photo editing, printing, and sharing software

2

Important Safeguards

Warning

Risk of electric shock - Do not open

 

To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not

 

modify your camcorder or open the case.

 

There are no user-serviceable parts inside.

 

Opening the case voids the warranty.

 

Have your camcorder repaired by qualified

 

service personnel only.

 

 

Warnings and precautions

Disconnect all cables before moving your camcorder. Moving your camcorder with its cables attached may damage the cables and cause fire or electric shock danger.

Do not expose your camcorder to rain or moisture.

Do not drop your camcorder.

Do not try to operate your camcorder while driving a vehicle.

Keep your camcorder away from excessive dust, high temperatures, moisture, or direct sunlight.

3

Disconnect your camcorder and remove the batteries when not used for a long period of time.

Do not use any other batteries than ones specified for your camcorder.

Never use different types of batteries together (alkaline and Ni-MH) or mix old and new batteries.

Disconnect your camcorder and remove the batteries if your camcorder acts in any way abnormal while following normal operating instructions.

Do not place your camcorder on an unstable cart, stand, or table. Your camcorder may fall, causing serious damage.

Never place your camcorder near or over a radiator or heat source.

4

Package contents

Along with your camcorder, the packaging box contains the following items:

Camcorder strap

Two AA batteries

5

USB cable

AV cable

6

Software

Digital

camcorder

Driver for:

Windows 98/98SE/ME

Windows 2000/XP

Copyright

2

00

3

Gateway,

Inc.

User’s guide

7

Accessories

You can purchase these optional accessories for your camcorder:

Accessory kit:

AC adapter

Battery charger and rechargeable batteries

Carrying pouch

Tripod

SD memory cards

SD memory card reader

Contact Gateway for these and other accessories.

8

Front

Power/Menu button

LCD display

Lens

Microphone

Flash

Self-timer LED

Battery/Memory

card cover

9

Item

Description

 

 

Power/Menu button (top)

Turns your camcorder on and off and enters the OSD

 

(on-screen display). For more information, see “Using the

 

OSD” on page 21.

 

 

Lens

Lets light into your camcorder to capture images.

 

 

Microphone

Records audio.

 

 

Flash

Activates when lighting conditions are dark.

 

 

Self-timer LED

Blinks blue when in self-timer mode.

 

 

Battery/Memory card cover

Open to install batteries and optional SD memory cards.

 

 

LCD display

Open to view images you are recording. You can also view

 

images previously recorded using playback mode.

 

The LCD swivels 270 degrees.

 

 

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Back

Flash/ button Zoom out/ button System LED indicator Image shutter button Playback/Pause button

Tripod socket

Record/Stop button

Zoom in/ button

Self-timer/ button

Digital zoom/OK button Delete button

AV out connector

USB connector

Power connector

Wrist strap eyelet

11

Item

 

Description

 

 

 

Flash/

button

Manually activates flash mode. For additional information,

 

 

see “Using the flash” on page 33.

 

 

OSD active: Moves up through menu options.

 

 

 

Zoom out/

button

Reduces the zoom level.

 

 

OSD active: Enters a menu and moves to the next item field.

 

 

System LED indicator

Displays system status. For additional information, see “LED

 

 

indicators and audible beeps” on page 50.

 

 

Image shutter button

Takes still photographs with your camcorder.

 

 

Playback/Pause button

Activates playback mode. Press this button again to pause

 

 

recording or playback. For additional information, see

 

 

“Viewing images” on page 36.

 

 

Record/Stop button

Starts and stops image recording.

 

 

 

Zoom in/

button

Enlarges the zoom level.

 

 

OSD active: Enters a menu and moves to the next item field.

 

 

 

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Item

 

Description

 

 

 

Self-timer/

button

Activates the self-timer. For additional information, see “Using

 

 

the self-timer” on page 35.

 

 

OSD active: Moves down through menu options.

 

 

Digital Zoom/OK button

Activates digital zoom. For additional information, see “Using

 

 

the digital zoom” on page 34.

 

 

OSD active: Saves menu changes.

 

 

 

Delete button

 

Deletes any images that you do not want to keep.

 

 

AV out connector

Plug the AV cable in here to send still images or video to an

 

 

external device, such as a TV or VCR.

 

 

USB connector

Plug the USB cable in here to transfer still images or video

 

 

to your computer.

 

 

Power connector

Plug the optional AC power adapter in here. The power

 

 

adapter does not charge batteries.

 

 

Wrist strap eyelet

Attach the wrist strap for your camcorder here.

 

 

Tripod socket (bottom)

Attach a tripod here to stabilize your camcorder during

 

 

filming.

13

Getting Started

Read this section to learn how to:

Connect the wrist strap

Install the batteries

Install an optional SD memory card

Turn on your camcorder

Set the date and time

Use the OSD (on screen display) menus

14

Connecting the wrist strap

To connect the wrist strap:

1 Find the wrist strap that came with your camcorder.

2 Thread the small looped end of the wrist strap through the wrist strap eyelet on your camcorder.

3 Pull the large looped end of the wrist strap through the small loop until the strap is secure.

15

Installing the batteries

To supply power to your camcorder, use either two AA size batteries (alkaline or Ni-MH) or use an AC power adapter (optional).

Warning

Never use different types of batteries together

 

(alkaline and Ni-MH) or mix old and new

 

batteries.

Tips & Tricks Use rechargeable batteries. See “Accessories” on page 8.

To save battery power, an optional AC power adapter is useful for transferring still images or video to your computer, TV, or VCR.

16

To install the batteries:

1 Slide open the battery cover.

2 Insert the two AA batteries into your camcorder. Make sure that you match the + and on the batteries with the + and symbols inside the battery compartment.

3 Close the battery cover.

Warning To protect your camcorder from battery leakage or corrosion, remove the batteries if you will not be using your camcorder for an extended period of time.

17

Installing an optional SD memory card

Your camcorder comes with 64 MB of internal memory to record video and still images. However, you can also expand the memory capacity of your camcorder using optional SD memory cards. Your camcorder uses the SD memory card first, then uses internal memory.

To install an SD memory card:

1 Slide open the SD memory card cover.

2 Insert the SD memory card. The SD memory card is keyed and will only fit in the slot one way.

3 Close the SD memory card cover.

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To remove an SD memory card:

1 Make sure that your camcorder is turned off.

2 Slide open the SD memory card cover.

3 Press in gently on the visible edge of the SD memory card to eject it.

Tips & Tricks

To prevent valuable data from being

 

accidentally erased, slide the write protect tab

 

(on the side of the SD memory card) to

 

“LOCK.”

 

 

19

Turning on your camcorder

To turn on your camcorder:

Press and hold the Power/Menu button on the top of your camcorder for two seconds.

Setting the date and time

The date and time setting screen automatically appears:

The first time you turn on your camcorder.

When you replace the batteries.

Go to “Using the OSD” on page 21 for more information on making changes to OSD menus.

20

Using the OSD

Your camcorder features an on-screen display (OSD) that lets you adjust and save date/time, image resolution, and other settings. Your camcorder saves changes you make to the settings, even if you turn it off.

To access the OSD:

1 Turn on your camcorder.

2 Open the LCD display on your camcorder 90 degrees.

3 Press the Power/Menu button on your camcorder to open the OSD.

4 Press the or buttons to select the OSD menu.

5 Press the and buttons to select the option you want to change.

6 Press the or buttons to change settings.

7 Press the OK button when you have finished making your changes.

8 Press the Power/Menu button to exit the OSD.

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OSD Menu

 

 

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Setup

 

 

 

 

Format. Formats and erases the internal memory. Also

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

formats and erases an optional SD memory card.

 

 

Record

 

Setup

 

Beep. Turns audible mode on and off. Your camcorder

 

 

Format

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

beeps whenever a button is pressed when this mode is on.

 

 

Beep

 

 

On

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaker

5

 

Speaker. Turns the volume of the built-in speaker up or

 

 

LCD brightness

0

 

down.

 

 

Power off

Cancel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LCD brightness. Adjusts the brightness of the LCD display.

 

 

Exit:

MENU

Change:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Power off. Sets the power save mode.

 

 

Record

 

Setup

 

 

 

 

 

Reset to default. Resets camcorder settings to the factory

 

 

Reset to default

 

 

 

 

Date type

Y/M/D

 

default.

 

 

Date setup

 

 

Date type. Selects the date format that will be imprinted on

 

 

Date imprint

On

 

 

 

Video out

NTSC

 

your images.

 

 

Exit:

MENU

Change:

Date setup. Sets the date and time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Record

 

Setup

 

Date imprint. Turns date imprinting on and off.

 

 

Light freq.

60Hz

 

Video out. Select NTSC format for U.S., Canada, and

 

 

Language

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mexico.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Light freq. Sets the frequency for the CMOS sensor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Language. Changes the language of the OSD menus.

 

 

Exit:

MENU

Change:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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OSD Menu

 

 

 

 

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Record

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image size. Sets the resolution. Choose between

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1600 × 1200 and 800 × 600.

 

 

Record

 

Setup

 

Image quality. Sets the compression ratio of the still image.

 

 

Image size

 

 

 

 

Choose between Super fine, Fine, and Normal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image quality

 

 

 

 

Video quality. Sets the compression ratio for video files.

 

 

Video quality

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Choose between Super fine, Fine, and Normal.

 

 

Exposure

0 EV

 

 

 

White balance

Auto

 

Exposure. Manually adjusts the exposure for dark or light

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exit:

MENU

Change:

images.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add positive compensation for bright light, backlit portraits,

 

 

Record

 

Setup

 

 

 

 

 

or text.

 

 

ISO

 

 

Auto

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add negative compensation for spot lighting, reverse text,

 

 

Quick view

Off

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

or low lighting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

White balance. Set to Auto or manually adjust the color

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

balance for Daylight, Shade, Fluorescent 1, Fluorescent 2,

 

 

Exit:

MENU

Change:

 

 

or Lamp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ISO. Sets photographic speed. Choose between Auto, 100,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

200, and 400.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quick view. Displays a still image on the LCD display

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

immediately after you have taken the photograph.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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OSD Menu

 

 

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Play

 

 

Protect. Prevents video and still images from being deleted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Delete all. Deletes all video and still images from the

 

 

Play

 

Setup

 

internal memory or optional SD memory card.

 

 

Protect

 

 

Slide show. Displays recorded still images sequentially at

 

 

Delete all

 

 

 

 

 

 

a selected interval.

 

 

Slide show

3 Sec

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Copy to card

 

 

Copy to card. Copies all video and still images from the

 

 

 

 

 

 

internal memory to an optional SD memory card.

 

 

Exit: MENU

Change:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Using your camcorder

Read this section to learn about:

Understanding LCD display information

Understanding image quality and storage

Recording video and still images

Using the flash (still images only)

Using the digital zoom (video only)

Using the self-timer (still images only)

Viewing video and still images

Deleting video and still images

25

Understanding LCD display information

The following information appears on the LCD display when you are recording video and still images.

 

Sound level

 

Zoom level

Battery status

 

W

T

SD

Card indicator

 

 

 

Flash mode

 

 

 

Self-timer indicator

 

 

 

White balance

 

 

+0.6

EV compensation

 

 

 

Image size

00:25:30

0150

 

Record mode

Image quality Available images

Recordable time

Still image mode

 

HH:MM:SS

 

 

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The following information appears on the LCD display when you are in video playback mode.

Folder/Image

Battery status

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

number

Sound level

Card indicator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

100-0001

SD

Image quality

 

 

 

 

 

Play

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

00:25:30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Record mode

 

Pause or play indicator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recordable time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HH:MM:SS

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The following information appears on the LCD display when you are in still image playback mode.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Battery status

 

Folder/Image number

 

 

 

 

 

 

Card indicator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image size

 

100-0001

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image quality

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Still image mode

 

 

 

 

F2.8 1/60S

2003.08.01

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F-stop

 

Date stamp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exposure time

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Understanding image quality and storage

Resolution and quality settings determine the pixel size (dimension), image file size, and compression ratio for your video and still images.

Your camcorder has three image quality settings:

Super fine

Fine

Normal

The Super fine setting provides the highest resolution and quality. However, this setting generates larger files that require more memory storage space. The Super fine setting is recommended for printed output.

The Normal setting provides lower resolution and smaller files that take up less memory storage space. The Normal setting is good for sharing images through e-mail or displaying them on a Web page.

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Number of recordable images

The table below indicates the approximate number of still images that can be stored in your camcorder’s internal memory and with an optional SD memory card.

 

 

64 MB

128 MB

256 MB

512 MB

 

Still Image

Internal

SD Memory

SD Memory

SD Memory

Resolution

Quality

Memory

Card

Card

Card

 

 

 

 

 

 

1600 × 1200

Super fine

91

176

352

704

 

 

 

 

 

 

1600 × 1200

Fine

137

264

528

1056

 

 

 

 

 

 

1600 × 1200

Normal

183

352

704

1408

 

 

 

 

 

 

800 × 600

Super fine

366

704

1408

2826

 

 

 

 

 

 

800 × 600

Fine

549

1058

2116

4232

 

 

 

 

 

 

800 × 600

Normal

732

1410

2820

5640

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Video quality and estimated recording time

The table below indicates the approximate recording time at each setting based on 64 MB internal memory and using an optional SD memory card.

 

 

64 MB

128 MB

256 MB

512 MB

 

Video

Internal

SD Memory

SD Memory

SD Memory

Resolution

Quality

Memory

Card

Card

Card

 

 

 

 

 

 

320 × 240

Super fine

5 min.

10 min.

20 min.

40 min.

 

 

 

 

 

 

320 × 240

Fine

10 min.

20 min.

40 min.

80 min.

 

 

 

 

 

 

320 × 240

Normal

18 min.

36 min.

72 min.

144 min.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Recording video and still images

Your camcorder can record video and still images.

To record video:

1 Turn on your camcorder.

2 Open the LCD display on your camcorder 90 degrees.

3 Press the Record/Stop button.

4 Press the Record/Stop button again to stop recording.

To record still images:

1

2

3

Turn on your camcorder.

Open the LCD display on your camcorder 90 degrees. Press the Image shutter button.

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Using the flash

Your camcorder has three flash modes for taking still images:

Auto flash (intensive)

Auto flash (extensive)

Flash off

Auto flash (intensive). The flash fires automatically according to the ambient lighting conditions. Use this mode for general photography.

Auto flash (extensive). The flash fires every time. Use for this mode for distance photography.

Flash off. Flash is turned off.

To set the flash mode:

1

2

Turn on your camcorder.

Open the LCD display on your camcorder 90 degrees.

3 Press the OK button repeatedly until the flash mode that you want appears on the LCD display.

33

Using the digital zoom

Use the digital zoom to enlarge video. The digital zoom’s range is from 1x to 2.5x.

Digital zoom is only available when digital zoom mode is turned on and you are filming video. You can use digital zoom to help you to see clearly when you are recording still images, but the images will be recorded at 1x.

To use the digital zoom:

1 Turn on your camcorder.

2 Open the LCD display on your camcorder 90 degrees.

3 Press the Digital zoom button to activate the zoom mode.

4 Use the Zoom in and Zoom out buttons to adjust the zoom level. The digital zoom level appears on the LCD display.

34

Using the self-timer

Use the self-timer so you can join the picture when taking group shots. After the self-timer is set, the self-timer lamp blinks slowly for 7 seconds, then blinks rapidly for the last 3 seconds prior to shutter release. Self-timer mode automatically turns off after an image is taken.

To use the self-timer:

1

2

3

4

Attach your camcorder to a tripod or place it on a stable surface.

Turn on your camcorder.

Open the LCD display on your camcorder 90 degrees.

Compose the photograph.

5 Press the Self-timer button, then press the Image shutter button to activate the count-down. The count-down appears on the LCD display.

Press the Self-timer button again to cancel the self-timer.

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Tips & Tricks

The LCD display swivels 270 degrees so you

 

can join the picture and watch the LCD

 

display at the same time.

 

 

Viewing images

In playback mode, you can view, magnify, protect, or delete all images. Playback mode also provides a thumbnail image display, letting you quickly find the image you want.

Still image files

To view recorded still images:

1 Turn on your camcorder.

2 Open the LCD display on your camcorder 90 degrees.

3 Press the Playback/Pause button to view recorded still images.

4 Select the still image you want to view using the or button.

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Zoomed playback

While reviewing your images, you can enlarge a portion of an image.

To use zoom playback:

1

Turn on your camcorder.

2

Open the LCD display on your camcorder 90 degrees.

3

Press the Playback/Pause button to view recorded still images.

4

Select the still image you want to view using the or button.

5

Press the Digital Zoom button to adjust the zoom level.

 

A red frame with a red box inside appears. The red frame indicates

 

the entire image, while the red box shows the location of the zoomed

 

area.

6

Use the arrow buttons to move the zoomed area.

7

Press the Digital Zoom button to return to the normal size.

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Displaying thumbnail images

Thumbnail mode lets you to view nine small images on the LCD display simultaneously so you can quickly find a specific still image.

To use thumbnail mode:

1

Turn on your camcorder.

2

Open the LCD display on your camcorder 90 degrees.

3

Press the Playback/Pause button to view recorded still images.

4

Select the still image you want to view using the or button.

5

Press the OK button multiple times to select thumbnail mode. Up to

 

nine small images appear on the LCD display.

6

Use the arrow buttons to select the image you want to displayed at

 

regular size.

7

Press the OK button to display the selected still image at normal size.

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Slide show display

Slide show mode lets you playback your still images automatically in sequential order as a slide show viewed on the LCD display. To view the slide show on your TV or computer, see “Connecting your camcorder” on page 43.

To use slide show mode:

1

2

3

4

5

6

Turn on your camcorder.

Open the LCD display on your camcorder 90 degrees.

Press the Playback/Pause button, then press the Power/Menu button to enter the OSD. For additional information, see “Using the OSD” on page 21.

Select Slide show from the Play menu.

Use the and buttons to select the playback interval, then press the OK button.

Press the Playback/Pause button to pause the slide show.

Press the OK button to stop the slide show.

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Video files

To view recorded video files:

1

Turn on your camcorder.

2

Open the LCD display on your camcorder 90 degrees.

3

Press the Playback/Pause button to view recorded video.

4

Select the video file you want to view using the or button.

 

Press the Playback/Pause button again to pause the playback.

5

Press the OK button to stop the playback.

To play the video file back on your computer, we recommend you use Windows Media Player 9.0. If your Windows Media Player version is 7.0 or less, your computer will not be able to read the video file (*.ASF). Update the Media Player version from Microsoft’s Web site at www.microsoft.com.

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Deleting images

All files stored in the internal memory or on an optional SD memory card can be removed.

To delete one image at a time:

1

Turn on your camcorder.

2

Open the LCD display on your camcorder 90 degrees.

3

Press the Playback/Pause button to view recorded still images.

4

Select the still image you want to delete using the or button.

5

Press the Delete button. A Delete this? message appears.

6

Use the button to select Yes, then press the OK button to confirm.

7

Go back to Step 4 to delete additional images.

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To delete all images at once:

1

2

3

4

5

Turn on your camcorder.

Open the LCD display on your camcorder 90 degrees.

Press the Playback/Pause button, then press the Power/Menu button to enter the OSD. For additional information, see “Using the OSD” on page 21.

Select Delete all from the Play menu.

Use the button to select Yes, then press the OK button to confirm. A progress bar appears as image files are deleted.

Files are deleted from an SD memory card first, then from your camcorder’s internal memory.

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Connecting your camcorder

You can view video and still images on:

Your computer

Your TV or VCR

To connect to your computer:

Connect the small square end of the USB cable that came with your kit to your camcorder, then connect the other end to your computer.

See the documentation that came with your computer for additional information.

Tips & Tricks

If you have purchased an optional

 

SD memory card reader, you can transfer

 

video and still images to your computer. See

 

the documentation that came with the

 

SD memory card reader for instructions.

 

 

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To connect to your TV or VCR:

1 Connect the single connector of the AV cable that came with your kit to the video out connector on your camcorder.

2 Connect the yellow video connector on the AV cable to the yellow video in jack on the back of your TV or VCR.

3 Connect the red (R) and white (L) audio connectors to the R and L audio-in jacks on the back of your TV or VCR.

See the documentation that came with your TV or VCR for additional information.

Tips & Tricks Connect your camcorder to transfer the recorded video and still images to tape.

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Software

After you have connected your camcorder to your computer, you can edit recorded video and still images with Pinnacle Studio 8 SE.

To load the software:

Insert the CD that came with your camcorder into the CD or DVD drive. Setup runs automatically. Follow all screen prompts.

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To use the software:

1 Click Start, All Programs, Studio 8, Tools, then click DVS Importer. The

DVS Importer window opens.

2 Click Add. The Destination dialog box opens.

3 Navigate to the folder that contains the video files, click each file you want to convert, then click Open.

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4 Click the Set Destination Folder icon, then select the destination folder where you want to store the finished video files.

5

6

Click Go. The files are converted into the correct format.

Click the Launch Studio 8 button to launch Studio 8 SE.

For instructions on how to use Studio 8 SE, see the online documentation and help files.

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Troubleshooting

Use the following information to understand error messages and indicator status.

Error messages

MEMORY ERROR

Internal memory access error.

CARD ERROR

Optional SD memory card access error.

MEMORY FULL

There is not enough to memory to store the image.

NO IMAGES

There are no images stored in internal memory or on an optional SD memory card.

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NO CARD

There is not an optional SD memory card loaded in your camcorder.

USB ERROR

USB transmit error.

MEMORY FULL

XXX OF XXX IMAGES COPIED

STORAGE HAS NOT ENOUGH MEMORY SIZE

XXX — Number of images

“LOW BATTERY” “AUTO” “6”

Battery power is low and your camcorder is going to shut-down within 6 seconds. The LCD display will also show the count-down (from 6 to 1).

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LED indicators and audible beeps

Indicator

Status

Description/Activity

Sound

 

 

 

 

LED indicator

Solid red

Camcorder is powering up

No

 

 

 

 

LED indicator

Solid green

Camcorder is powered and ready

Yes (1)

 

 

 

 

LED indicator

Blinking red

Camcorder error

Yes (3)

 

 

 

 

LED indicator

Blinking red

Charging the flash

No

 

 

 

 

LED indicator

Blinking green

Images are being recorded to the

No

 

 

memory card

 

 

 

 

 

LED indicator

Blinking green

USB communication/transfer

No

 

 

 

 

LED indicator

Solid green

Camcorder is ready to record

Yes (1)

 

 

images

 

 

 

 

 

Self-timer indicator

Blinking blue

Self-timer mode is active

Yes (1)

 

 

 

 

Error message

Yes (3)

 

 

 

 

Valid button event

Yes (1)

 

 

 

 

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Specifications

Item

Description

Image sensor

1/2-inch CMOS

Effective pixels

2.1 Mega Pixels

Image size

Movie image: QVGA 320 × 240

 

Still Image:1600 × 1200; 800 × 600

Image quality

Super fine, Fine, Normal

Recording media

64 MB internal memory

 

Optional SD memory card (up to 512 MB)

Lens

F-no: 2.8, 5G All glass,

 

Focus range: 1.2 m ~ infinity

LCD display

High resolution (130 k dots) 1.5-inch color LTPS LCD

Self-timer

10-second delay

Zoom

Digital capture mode: 2.5X

 

Playback mode: 2X/4X

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Item

Description

Exposure compensation

Auto

 

Manual: -1.8 ~ +1.8 EV (0.3 EV)

White Balance

Auto

 

Manual: Daylight, Shade, Fluorescent 1, Fluorescent 2, Lamp

ISO

ISO 100/200/400

Light frequency

50/60Hz

Compressed format

MPEG4 SP (video); IMA-ADPCM (audio)

Standards

EXIF 2.1, DCF 1.1, JPEG

Interface

DC in, USB, video out (NTSC or PAL)

Power

2 AA Alkaline or Ni-MH batteries, Rechargeable batteries

 

(optional), AC power adapter (optional)

Software Application

Pinnacle Studio SE and DVS Importer

Dimensions (H×W×D)

3.54 × 2.56 × 1.22 inches (90 × 65 × 31 mm)

Weight

4.3 ounces (123 g) without batteries

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FCC Statement

FCC declaration of conformity

Responsible party:

Gateway Companies, Inc.

610 Gateway Drive, North Sioux City, SD 57049

(605) 232-2000 Fax: (605) 232-2023

Product:

DV-S20 Digital MPEG4 Camcorder

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

1This device may not cause harmful interference, and

2This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation

Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for Class B digital devices, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.

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However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna

Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver

Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected

Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help

Use of shielded cable is required to comply with Class B limits in Subpart B of Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Do not make any changes or modifications to the equipment unless otherwise specified in the manual. If such changes or modifications should be made, you could be required to stop operation of the equipment.

Canada

Industry Canada (IC)

Unintentional emitter per ICES-003 / NMB-003

This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus as set out in the radio interference regulations of Industry Canada.

Le présent appareil numérique n’émet pas de bruits radioélectriques dépassant les limites applicables aux appareils numériques de Classe B prescrites dans le règlement sur le brouillage radioélectrique édicté par Industrie Canada.

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MAN DV-S20 DIG MPEG4 GDE R0 8/03