Vivitar DVR410, DVR-410, DVR410-GRAPE User Manual

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DVR 410

Digital Video Camera

User’s Manual

© 2009 Sakar International, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Table of Contents

 

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

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Key Features..........................................................................................................................................

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Camera Maintenance and Care..............................................................................................................

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What your Camera Includes ...................................................................................................................

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Computer System Requirement for Windows XP ...................................................................................

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Computer System Requirement for Windows Vista ................................................................................

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Computer System Requirements for Macintosh......................................................................................

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A Quick Look at Your Digital Video Camera ............................................................................................

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Prepare Your Digital Video Camera for Use............................................................................................

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Insert SD/MMC Memory Card ................................................................................................................

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Starting Your Digital Video Camera.........................................................................................................

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Video Mode ..........................................................................................................................................

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Camera Mode ......................................................................................................................................

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Playback Mode.....................................................................................................................................

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TV out function .....................................................................................................................................

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Install the Vivitar Experience Image Manager Software ........................................................................

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Connect your Camera to the Computer ................................................................................................

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Get photos and videos from your camera to your computer..................................................................

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Get started! ..........................................................................................................................................

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Transfer media from my camera to my computer manually (Using Windows) .......................................

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Transfer media from my camera to my computer manually (Using Macintosh) .....................................

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Sakar Warranty Card............................................................................................................................

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Technical Support.................................................................................................................................

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Technical Specifications .......................................................................................................................

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Troubleshooting....................................................................................................................................

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Introduction

Thank you for purchasing the DVR 410 Digital Video Camera. With this camera you can shoot quality Videos (AVI) and Photos (JPG).

This camera requires an SD card (up to 16GB) for normal use. You will not be able to capture videos and photos without the SD card inserted.

Please read this manual carefully before using.

Key Features

Digital Video resolution - 640x480pixels (VGA), 320x240pixels (QVGA).

Digital Photo resolution - 1280 x 1024 pixels (1.3M), 640x480pixels (VGA)

1.8‟‟ LCD screen

4 X Digital Zoom

Built-inmicrophone and speaker

NTSC TV out function

SD memory card up to 16GB is needed in order to capture videos and photos

Vivitar Experience Image Manager software for uploading and managing photos and videos to or from the most popular photo sharing and social network websites

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Camera Maintenance and Care

Do not wrap the camera in cloth or other materials when operating the camera. Doing so will raise the internal temperature and cause overheating hazards.

Do not attempt to disassemble or alter any part of the equipment not expressly described in this manual.

Avoid using and storing your camera in extremely hot and cold places, as well as humid and dusty environments.

Protect the equipment from strong shocks and impacts.

Be careful to prevent metal objects or others from contact with any plug/slot of the device.

Do not try to use the camera during driving.

When not using the camera for extended periods of time, remove the batteries from the camera.

What your Camera Includes

Digital Video Camera

TV cable

Strap

Built-inUSB connector

Vivitar Experience Image Manager software Installation CD

User`s Manual

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Computer System Requirement for Windows XP

To be able to download photos and videos to your PC, you will need the following minimum configuration:

Pentium 4 processor or above with Windows XP service pack 2

512 MB RAM, with 100MB of free disk space

1024 x 768 Recommended screen resolution

16-bitcolor or higher display adaptor

CD-ROMDrive

QuickTime 6 or higher

Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 or higher

Windows Media Player 10 or higher

Internet connection

Computer System Requirement for Windows Vista

To be able to download photos and videos to your PC you will need the following minimum configuration:

Windows Vista

800MHz processor and 512 MB of system memory

20GB hard drive with at least 15GB of available space

Support for Super VGA graphics

Available USB Interface

CD-ROMdrive

QuickTime 6 or higher

Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 or higher

Internet connection

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Computer System Requirements for Macintosh

Macintosh with Intel processor running Mac OS X v10.4.6 or later

256 MB RAM, 100 MB free disk space

Display: 1024 x 768 or higher-resolutionmonitor

QuickTime 6 or higher

Internet connection

A Quick Look at Your Digital Video Camera

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Prepare Your Digital Video Camera for Use

Battery Installation

Your Digital Video Camera requires 3 AAA batteries (alkaline batteries are recommended).

Insert the batteries into your Digital Video Camera as directed below:

1.Slide the battery cover on the front of the camera in a downward direction to open the cover.

2.Insert the batteries with the correct polarity (positive pole/negative pole) as appears in the battery compartment.

3.Replace and slide the battery cover up to

Note:

1.Do not mix old and new batteries.

2.Do not mix alkaline, standard (carbon-zinc),or rechargeable(nickel-cadmiummetal hydride) batteries.

3.If the camera locks or freezes and does not respond to any button, remove and reinstall the batteries.

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Insert SD/MMC Memory Card

Important: A compatible SD/MMC memory card up to 16GB needs to be inserted into the SD card slot on the side of the camera in order to capture videos and photos. After you insert the memory card, all the videos and photos you shoot will automatically be stored on the memory card.

(SD cards are not included and need to be purchased separately).

Note: Power off the camera before inserting or removing the memory card.

Please follow these steps to insert the memory card:

1.Locate the memory card slot on the side of your Digital Video Camera.

2.Insert the memory card correctly as directed on the side of the camera at the opening of the slot.

3.Press the memory card until you hear a “Click” sound. The memory card when properly inserted will be flush with the surface of your camera.

Note: After you insert the memory card, the card icon will appear on the LCD, indicating that your memory card has been installed successfully, and the videos and photos you shoot will be stored on the card.

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Starting Your Digital Video Camera

Power on

Press the Power button on the side of the camera to power on the camera.

The LCD will light up and the Video mode will appear by default indicating that you camera is ready to use to capture videos.

If you have not inserted a compatible SD memory card, a “NO CARD” message will appear in the center of the

LCD screen. Please insert an SD card in order to continue using the camera.

Power off

Press the Power button to power off your camera.

Auto Power off

Your camera will automatically power off if idle for 60 seconds or if there is insufficient battery power.

Change Camera Mode

Press the Mode button to change between the 3 camera options - Video, Camera and Playback. The icon of the selected mode will appear on the LCD.

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Function Buttons on the camera

Button

Function

 

 

Button

Function

 

 

 

 

Power

Power on/off camera

Up and Down

Go to previous or the next

 

 

 

 

 

 

button

photos/videos when in playback mode.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the Menu mode to select the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

submenu option.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Menu

Open

 

menus

of

Right and left

Zoom in and out in the camera mode

 

Camera mode, Video

button

and of the photos in playback mode.

 

mode

and

Playback

 

 

 

mode

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OK/Shutter

Take

Photo/

Start

or

Mode

Shift between Camera, Video and

 

stop to

record video

 

Playback modes.

 

clips. Play and pause

 

 

 

videos

in

Playback

 

 

 

mode

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Video Mode

Shooting Videos

1.Turn on your Digital Video Camera.

2.The first mode to appear is the Video mode.

3.The amount of recording time available for the resolution selected will appear on the LCD screen.

4.Compose your object with the LCD screen.

5.Press the OK/Shutter button to start shooting your video. The built-inmicrophone enables you to record your video with sound.

6.The elapsed time will begin to appear on the bottom right corner of the LCD screen.

7.Press the OK/Shutter button again to stop shooting and save your video as an AVI video file on the memory card.

8.The amount of time that you can capture videos depends on the size of the SD memory card inserted and the video resolution selected.

Note: The lower the resolution setting the more recording time is available. However videos recorded at lower resolution are of less quality than videos recorded at the higher quality.

Changing the Video settings

1.Press the Menu button in the Video mode.

2.The “AVI Option” menu will appear on the LCD with the following options:

EXIT, RESOLUTION, FREQUENCY, SPEAKER and LANGUAGE

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Resolution settings

Your Digital Video Camera supports 2 video resolutions – VGA and QVGA.

1.Press the Menu button in the Video mode.

2.Press the Up or Down button to select the RESOLUTION option

3.Press the OK/Shutter button to open the submenu options.

VGA (640x480), QVGA (320x240)

4.Press the Up or Down button to select the option you wish to choose.

5.Press the OK button to confirm and save the resolution.

Note: Videos captured in VGA are of a better quality than QVGA videos and therefore take up more of the camera`s memory.

Frequency setting

Generally speaking, 60HZ is for the countries such as U.S. and 50HZ for countries such as Japan. The default setting is 60HZ. Select the frequency setting that best suits your present location

1.Press the Menu button in the Video mode.

2.Press the Up or Down button to select the FREQUENCY option

3.Press the OK/Shutter button to open the submenu options.

50 Hz, 60 Hz

4.Press the Up or Down button to select the option you wish to choose.

5.Press the OK button to confirm and save the frequency.

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Speaker setting

You can choose to turn the camera`s speaker on or off.

1.Press the Menu button in the Video mode.

2.Press the Up or Down button to select the SPEAKER option.

3.Press the OK/Shutter button to open the submenu options.

ON, OFF

4.Press the Up or Down button to select the option you wish to choose.

5.Press the OK button to confirm and save the speaker status on or off.

Language

You can select the language in which the camera menus will display.

1.Press the Menu button in the Video mode.

2.Press the Up or Down button to select the LANGUAGE option

3.Press the OK/Shutter button to open the language submenu options.

English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, German and Italian

4.Press the Up or Down button to select the option you wish to choose.

5.Press the OK button to confirm and save the language selected.

6.All the camera messages and menus will not be displayed in the language selected.

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Camera Mode

Taking Photos:

1.Turn on your digital video camera.

2.Press the Mode button to select and enter the Camera mode.

3.The camera icon will appear on the LCD.

4.The amount of photos that can be captured with the available memory and as per the selected resolution will appear on the bottom right corner of the LCD screen.

5.Compose your object with the LCD screen.

6.Press the Right button to Zoom in and the Left button to Zoom out of the object.

7.Press the OK/Shutter button to capture and save your photo to the memory card.

Note: The lower the resolution setting the more photos can be taken. However lower resolution photos are of less quality than photos taken at higher quality.

Changing the Camera settings

1.Press the Menu button in the Camera mode.

2.The “DSC Option” menu will appear on the LCD with the following options:

EXIT, CAPTURE, RESOLUTION, FREQUENCY, SPEAKER and LANGUAGE

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Capture settings

Your Digital Video Camera has 3 photo capture options.

Select the SINGLE option to capture single shots,

CONT option to take 3 continuous shots, and

SELF option to set the camera to the 10 second self-timeroption to include yourself in the photo. In all instances, clicking the Shutter button will capture the photo(s).

1.Press the Menu button in the Camera mode.

2.Press the Up or Down button to select the CAPTURE option

3.Press the OK/Shutter button to open the submenu options.

SINGLE, CONT or SELF

4.Press the Up or Down button to select the option you wish to choose.

5.Press the OK button to confirm and save the capture setting.

6.Press the Shutter button to capture the photo(s).

Resolution settings

Your Digital Video Camera supports 2 camera resolutions – 1.3M and VGA.

1.Press the Menu button in the Camera mode.

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2.Press the Up or Down button to select the RESOLUTION option

3.Press the OK/Shutter button to open the submenu options.

1.3M, VGA

4.Press the Up or Down button to select the option you wish to choose.

5.Press the OK button to confirm and save the resolution.

Note: Photos taken in 1.3M (1280 x 1024) are of a better quality than VGA (640 x 480) photos and therefore take up more of the memory on the SD memory card.

Frequency setting

Generally speaking, 60HZ is for the countries such as U.S. and 50HZ for countries such as Japan. The default setting is 60HZ. Select the frequency setting that best suits your present location

1.Press the Menu button in the Camera mode.

2.Press the Up or Down button to select the FREQUENCY option

3.Press the OK/Shutter button to open the submenu options.

50 Hz, 60 Hz

4.Press the Up or Down button to select the option you wish to choose.

5.Press the OK button to confirm and save the frequency.

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Speaker setting

You can choose to turn the camera`s speaker on or off

1.Press the Menu button in the Camera mode.

2.Press the Up or Down button to select the SPEAKER option.

3.Press the OK/Shutter button to open the submenu options.

ON, OFF

4.Press the Up or Down button to select the option you wish to choose.

5.Press the OK button to confirm and save the speaker status on or off.

Language

You can select the language in which the camera menus will display.

1.Press the Menu button in the Video mode.

2.Press the Up or Down button to select the LANGUAGE option

3.Press the OK/Shutter button to open the language submenu options.

English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, German and Italian

4.Press the Up or Down button to select the option you wish to choose.

5.Press the OK button to confirm and save the language selected.

6.All the camera messages and menus will not be displayed in the language selected.

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Playback Mode

In this mode you can view, playback, delete and/or format the images that you captured with your camera with the SD memory card inserted.

1.Press the Mode button to set the camera to the Playback mode.

2.The last picture taken or video captured will appear on the LCD screen.

3.In this mode, you can view all the photos and play the video files taken with the camera and saved to the memory card.

Note: if there are no photos or videos on the SD Card once inserted in the camera a “NO FILE” message will appear on the LCD screen on entering this mode.

View Photos

If the icon and the lettersJPG appear on top left of the screen, this means you are viewing a picture.

1.Press the Up button to view the previous file.

2.Press the Down button to view the next file.

3.Press the Right button to zoom into the selected photo.

4.Press the Left button to zoom back out of the selected photo.

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Playback Videos

If the icon and the lettersAVI appear together on the top left of the screen, this means you are viewing the image of a video file.

1.Press on the OK/Shutter button to playback the current video file with sound.

2.Press the OK/Shutter button again to pause the video.

3.Press the Up key to view the previous file.

4.Press the Down key to view the next file.

Delete or Format

You can delete unwanted files or format the SD memory card inserted in the camera from the Playback mode.

1.In the Playback mode, search and select the AVI video or JPEG photo file you wish to delete by pressing the Up or Down buttons.

2.Press the Menu button.

3.The DELETE MENU will appear with 4 options:

EXIT – select Exit to close the menu

FORMAT - Format the SD memory card inserted in your camera

DELETE ALL- delete all files from the SD memory card in your camera.

DELETE ONE - delete the current file you selected.

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4.Press the Up/Down button to select your choice.

5.Press the OK/Shutter button.

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