Gateway DV-S20 User Manual

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DV-S20
digital MPEG 4
camcorder
user's guide
Contents
Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . i
Introducing Your Gateway Digital MPEG4 Camcorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
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
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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
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Features
MPEG4-compressed format
2.1 mega pixel CMOS sensor and 2.5 digital zoom
320 × 240 QVGA video
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
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1600 × 1200 resolution still images
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.
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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.
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Package contents
Along with your camcorder, the packaging box contains the following items:
Camcorder strap
Two AA batteries
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USB cable
AV cable
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Software
User’s guide
Driver for:
Windows 98/98SE/ME Windows 2000/XP
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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.
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Front
Power/Menu button
LCD display
Lens
Microphone
Flash
Self-timer LED
Battery/Memory
card cover
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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
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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.
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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
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