Vivitar DVR 805HD User Manual

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DVR 805HD

Digital Video Recorder

User Manual

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Contents

 

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

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What‟s Included............................................................................................................................

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Parts of the Camera .....................................................................................................................

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Initial Camera Setup.....................................................................................................................

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Main Camera Modes ....................................................................................................................

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Camera Technical Specifications..................................................................................................

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Computer System Requirements – WINDOWS OS .....................................................................

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Computer System Requirements – MAC OS ...............................................................................

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Using Your Digital Camera .........................................................................................................

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Changing Camera Mode ............................................................................................................

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Navigating the Menus..................................................................................................................

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Video Capture Mode ..................................................................................................................

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Video Playback Mode.................................................................................................................

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Photo Capture Mode ..................................................................................................................

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Photo Playback Mode ................................................................................................................

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Connecting the Camera to a TV .................................................................................................

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Connecting the Camera to a Headset ........................................................................................

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Installing the Software ................................................................................................................

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Connecting the Camera to the Computer...................................................................................

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Getting 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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Camera Maintenance .................................................................................................................

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

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

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

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Introduction

Thank you for purchasing this digital video recorder. Everything you need to take quality digital photos and videos is included with your camera.

Vivitar makes capturing those special moments as easy as possible.

Please read this manual carefully first in order to get the most out of your digital camera.

Note:

Your digital video recorder supports an SD Memory Card (up to 32GB).

In order to use your digital video recorder normally, it is strongly recommended to insert the SD Memory card before use.

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

What’s Included

1.Digital Video Recorder

2.Lithium Battery

3.USB cable

4.TV Cable

5.HDMI Cable

6.Vivitar Experience Image Manager software Installation CD

7.AC Charger

8.Wrist Strap

Note: SD Memory Card not included.

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Parts of the Camera

1.

Power Button

13.

USB Lever

2.

T (Zoom In) / Up Button

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HDMI Port

3.

OK /Photo & Video Shutter Button /Slide Show

15.

TV Out

4.

Self-Timer /Right Button

16.

Speaker

5.

W (Zoom Out) / Down Button

17.

Microphone

6.

ViviLink / Left Button

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Macro Switch

7.

Delete Button

19.

Digital Lens

8.

MODE Button

20.

Self-TimerIndicator LIght

9.

MENU Button

21.

SD Memory Card Slot

10.

Power Indicator Light

22.

Battery Compartment

11.

USB Connector

23.

Tripod Socket

12.

LCD Screen

24.

Wrist Strap Connector

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Initial Camera Setup

Installing the Batteries

 

Installing the Memory Card

 

 

 

To Charge the Battery:

-Insert the battery (as shown above).

-Power Off the camera.

-Connect the camera with the USB cable either to the AC adapter or to the computer.

-The charge light will turn off when the battery is fully charged.

Insert SD Memory card (up to 32GB) before use.

SDHC Class 4 or above strongly recommended.

Turning On the Camera

 

Using the Camera

 

 

 

Selecting the modes

Accessing the menu

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When powering the digital video recorder ON for the first time the digital video recorder will take

you through the initial setup.

Powering the Digital video recorder ON

1.Make sure the lithium battery has been charged and inserted properly into your digital video recorder.

2.Make sure an SD card has been properly inserted into your digital video recorder (inserted until a click sound is heard).

Note: After the digital video recorder is powered on, an SD icon will appear on the LCD display. If you do not see the SD icon on the display, please check if the card was inserted properly.

3.Press the POWER buttonto turn on the digital video recorder.

Setting the Language

1.You will first be prompted to select a language for the camera. The Language selection menu will appear. Select the language of your choice and press the SET button to confirm the selection.

2.After selecting a language, you will be asked if you would like to continue with the initial camera setup. A message will appear: “Setup Camera?” Select “Yes” to continue or “Cancel” to exit the setup.

Note: If you select “Cancel” and decide to leave the camera setup, the camera will be set to its default settings. These settings can be adjusted at any time manually using the menus in the camera.

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Setting the ViviLink Default Option

Once the Language has been set, you will be asked to “Confirm ViviLink Photo and Video Social Network site” to set the default ViviLink destination for photos and videos taken with your camera.

The ViviLink technology allows you to quickly and easily upload your camera‟s photos and videos to the social networks of your choice with the accompanying software application.

1.First you will be asked to choose the default ViviLink social network for Photos.

2.Highlight the desired default social network and press the SET button to confirm the selection.

3.Next you will be asked to choose the default ViviLink social network for Videos.

4.Highlight the desired default social network and press the SET button to confirm the selection.

5.After the ViviLink Video option is confirmed the camera is now ready to use.

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Main Camera Modes

Your camera has different modes for the various camera functions.

You can switch modes by pressing the MODE (M) button on your camera after the camera has been powered ON.

Video Capture Mode

Use this mode to capture videos with your digital camera.

This is the default mode when the camera is powered ON.

To take a video, aim your camera as desired and press the Shutter button to start the record. A red record indicator will appear on the LCD screen while record is in progress. To stop the record, press theShutter button again. The video will be automatically saved to your camera‟s memory card.

To access the various menus for the Video Capture mode, press the SET button while in the Video Capture mode.

Photo Capture Mode

Use this mode to capture pictures with your camera.

After turning on your camera, press the MODE (M) button once to open the Photo Capture mode.

To take a picture, aim your camera as desired and press the Shutter button. The picture will be automatically saved to your camera‟s memory card.

To access the various menus for the Photo Capture mode, press the SET button while in the Photo Capture mode.

Playback Mode (Photos & Videos)

Use this mode to view and manage the photos and videos on your camera.

After turning on your camera, press the MODE (M) button twice to open the Playback mode for photos and videos. You can scroll through the photos and videos that you‟ve previously taken to view, edit or delete them as desired.

To access the various menus for the Playback mode for photos and videos, press the SET button while in the Playback mode.

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Camera Technical Specifications

Image Sensor

CMOS Sensor

 

 

Image Resolution

3264x2448 8MP 4:3 2592x1944 (5MP) 4:3 2048x1536 (3MP)

 

 

4:3 1920x1080 (2MP) 16:9 HD 640x480 (VGA) 4:3

 

 

Video Resolution

640X480 pixels (30 fps), 320X240 pixels (30 fps)

 

 

File Format

JPEG/AVI

 

 

External Memory

SD Card (up to 32GB)

 

 

LCD Display

2.4 Inch TFT

 

 

Lens

f=5.1mm,F2.8

 

 

Zoom

4X Digital Zoom

 

 

Exposure

-3.0EV~ +3.0EV

 

 

White Balance

Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Incandescent , Fluorescent

 

 

 

Auto / Scenery / Portrait / Night Scenery / Night Portrait / High

Scene

Sensitivity / Sport / Beach / Party

 

 

 

Color Effect

Standard, Sepia, Monochrome, Vivid

 

 

Microphone

Yes

 

 

Speaker

Yes

 

 

Self-Timer

2, 5 or 10 second delay

 

 

Multi Snapshots (Burst)

Yes

 

 

Language

English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Italian

 

 

Interface

USB 2.0

 

 

System Requirements

Windows XP and above / Mac OSX 10.5 and above

 

 

Battery

BL-5BLi-ionRechargeable Battery

 

 

Working Temperature

0~40

 

 

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Computer System Requirements – WINDOWS OS

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, Windows Vista or Windows 7

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 required

Computer System Requirements – MAC OS

Macintosh with Intel processor running Mac OS X v10.5 or later

256 MB RAM, 100 MB free disk space

Display: 1024 x 768 or higher-resolutionmonitor

QuickTime 6 or higher

Internet connection required

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Using Your Digital Camera

Make sure the batteries have been inserted properly into your digital camera.

If your camera comes with a rechargeable lithium battery, make sure it is fully charged before the first use.

Make sure an SD card has been inserted into your camera.

Powering the camera ON

Press the Power buttonto turn your camera ON.

The camera will be in Video Capture mode to start.

Powering the camera OFF

While the camera is on, you can press the Power buttonagain at any point to turn your camera OFF. You will see a “Goodbye” splash screen and then the camera will power off completely.

Note: Your digital camera also has an Auto Power Off feature that will automatically turn off your camera after a specific period of time that your camera is left idle. The Auto Power Off settings can be set from the Auto Power Off settings menu.

Changing Camera Mode

Your camera has three main modes:

1.Video Capture Mode - Use this mode to capture videos with your camera.

2.Photo Capture Mode - Use this mode to capture photos with your camera.

3.Playback Mode (for photos and videos) - Use this mode to view the photos and videos you have already taken with your camera.

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When the camera is first powered ON, the Video Capture Mode will be active. The icons that appear on the LCD screen are the best default settings so that you can begin to capture and enjoy clear quality videos and photos.

To change the active camera mode, make sure the camera is powered ON and press the MODE

(M) button.

When in Video Capture Mode, this icon will display on the top-leftcorner of the LCD display

When in Photo Capture Mode, this icon will display on the top-leftcorner of the LCD display

When in Playback Mode, this icon will display on the top-leftcorner of the LCD display

Navigating the Menus

Each camera mode has a set of menus specific to that mode.

1.Press the SET button to open the menus for the current mode.

2.Press the LEFT orRIGHT direction control buttons to scroll between the various menus for the current mode.

3.Press the UP orDOWN direction control buttons to highlight the desired menu option.

4.Press the SET button to select and save the highlighted menu option.

5.If the selection can be remembered by the camera, aselection icon will appear to the right of the selected menu option. Changes made to these options will remain as is until you decide to change them again at a later time.

6.Some menu options are single-usefunctions that are not remembered by the camera and do not display this icon when selected.

7.At any time you can press the MODE (M) button to exit the menus and return to the previous screen.

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Video Capture Mode

The Video Capture Mode allows you to capture videos with your digital camera. When the camera is first powered ON, the camera will be in Video Capture Mode.

Taking a Video

1.While in Video Capture Mode use the LCD display to direct the camera at the scene you would like to capture.

2. Click theT/Zoom In andW/Zoom Out buttons to better set the camera display

if desired.

Note: The actual shape of these buttons may vary per camera model.

3.Press theShutter button on the right of the directional pad to start the video capture.

4.You will see a red blinking icon at the top of the LCD indicating that the record is in progress.

5.To stop the video record, press the Shutter button again.

6.The video will automatically be saved to the camera‟s SD card.

Video Capture Mode Quick Function Buttons

Your digital camera has a four-directionalpad that functions as Quick Function buttons.

Button

Function

 

 

 

 

Left

Scene Selection:

Opens the Scene menu

 

 

 

Up

Light Exposure Selection: Opens the Light Exposure menu

 

 

 

 

Right

Delete: Opens the „Delete Last Video‟ option and allows you to delete

 

 

the last video you capured

 

 

 

Down

ViviLink Selection:

Opens the ViviLink for Videos menu

 

 

 

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Hide/Show the LCD Icons

The display of the icons on the LCD screen can be hidden or visible as desired.

1.Hold the MODE button for 2 seconds to hide the display of the icons on the screen.

2.Press the MODE button again to redisplay the icons on the screen

Video Capture Mode Menus

The following are the menus that appear in your camera‟s Video Capture Mode:

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Scene Menu

The Scene Menu allows you to choose scene settings that allow your camera to adapt properly to

your current environment.

1.Press the SET button to open the menus for the current mode.

2.Press the LEFT orRIGHT direction control buttons to scroll and select the Scene menu.

3.Press the UP orDOWN direction control buttons to highlight the desired menu option.

4.Press the SET button to select and save the desired option.

5.A selected option icon will appear on the selected item.

6.Press the LEFT orRIGHT button to select the next menu item.

7.Press the MODE button to exit the menu and return to your previous mode.

8.An icon reflecting your selection will display on the LCD screen.

9.Remember that this setting will be saved by your camera until you manually change the setting or restore the camera‟s default factory settings.

Image Resolution Menu

The Image Resolution menu allows you to choose the desired size of the images taken by your camera. Keep in mind that images with a higher resolution will also take up more of your camera‟s memory.

1.Press the SET button to open the menus for the current mode.

2.Press the LEFT orRIGHT direction control buttons to scroll and select the Image Resolution menu.

3.Press the UP orDOWN direction control buttons to highlight the desired menu option.

4.Press the SET button to select and save the desired option.

5.A selected option icon will appear on the selected item.

6.Press the LEFT orRIGHT button to select the next menu item.

7.Press the MODE button to exit the menu and return to your previous mode.

8.An icon reflecting your selection will display on the LCD screen.

9.Remember that this setting will be saved by your camera until you manually change the setting or restore the camera‟s default factory settings.

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Image Quality Menu

The Image Quality menu allows you to select the desired quality level of the images taken by your camera. Keep in mind that images with a higher image quality level will also take up more memory on your camera.

1.Press the SET button to open the menus for the current mode.

2.Press the LEFT orRIGHT direction control buttons to scroll and select the Image Quality menu.

3.Press the UP orDOWN direction control buttons to highlight the desired menu option.

4.Press the SET button to select and save the desired option.

5.A selected option icon will appear on the selected item.

6.Press the LEFT orRIGHT button to select the next menu item.

7.Press the MODE button to exit the menu and return to your previous mode.

8.An icon reflecting your selection will display on the LCD screen.

9.Remember that this setting will be saved by your camera until you manually change the setting or restore the camera‟s default factory settings.

White Balance Menu

The White Balance feature allows your camera to adjust the coloring of the captured images depending on the type of light source in the current environment.

Properly adjusting the White Balance setting to match your current environment will allow the camera to properly balance the colors in the images that are taken with your camera.

1.Press the SET button to open the menus for the current mode.

2.Press the LEFT orRIGHT direction control buttons to scroll and select the White Balance menu.

3.Press the UP orDOWN direction control buttons to highlight the desired menu option.

4.Press the SET button to select and save the desired option.

5.A selected option icon will appear on the selected item.

6.Press the LEFT orRIGHT button to select the next menu item.

7.Press the MODE button to exit the menu and return to your previous mode.

8.An icon reflecting your selection will display on the LCD screen.

9.Remember that this setting will be saved by your camera until you manually change the setting or restore the camera‟s default factory settings.

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Color Effect Menu

You can choose to add a color effect to the images taken with your camera.

1.Press the SET button to open the menus for the current mode.

2.Press the LEFT orRIGHT direction control buttons to scroll and select the Color Effect menu.

3.Press the UP orDOWN direction control buttons to highlight the desired menu option.

4.Press the SET button to select and save the desired option.

5.A selected option icon will appear on the selected item.

6.Press the LEFT orRIGHT button to select the next menu item.

7.Press the MODE button to exit the menu and return to your previous mode.

8.Remember that this setting will be saved by your camera until you manually change the setting or restore the camera‟s default factory settings.

Image Sharpness Menu

You can set the level of sharpness in the images taken with your camera. The sharpness level dictates if the edges of objects in the image are more or less distinct.

1.Press the SET button to open the menus for the current mode.

2.Press the LEFT orRIGHT direction control buttons to scroll and select the Image Sharpness menu.

3.Press the UP orDOWN direction control buttons to highlight the desired menu option.

4.Press the SET button to select and save the desired option.

5.A selected option icon will appear on the selected item.

6.Press the LEFT orRIGHT button to select the next menu item.

7.Press the MODE button to exit the menu and return to your previous mode.

8.An icon reflecting your selection will display on the LCD screen

9.Remember that this setting will be saved by your camera until you manually change the setting or restore the camera‟s default factory settings.

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Light Exposure Menu

The Light Exposure setting helps you control the amount of light that enters your camera‟s lens.

This setting should be adjusted when the environment is lighter or darker than normal.

When the environment has more light than is needed, reduce the exposure setting (by using the negative - count) to reduce the amount of light allowed into the lens by your camera.

If the environment has less light (darker) than is needed, increase the exposure setting (by using the positive + count) to increase the amount of light allowed into the lens by your camera.

1.Press the SET button to open the menus for the current mode.

2.Press the LEFT orRIGHT direction control buttons to scroll and select the Light Exposure menu.

3.Press the UP orDOWN direction control buttons to highlight the desired menu option.

4.Press the SET button to select and save the desired option.

5.A selected option icon will appear on the selected item.

6.Press the LEFT orRIGHT button to select the next menu item.

7.Press the MODE button to exit the menu and return to your previous mode.

8.An icon reflecting your selection will display on the LCD screen.

9.Remember that this setting will be saved by your camera until you manually change the setting or restore the camera‟s default factory settings.

Language Menu

You can select your camera‟s language setting by selecting the desired language from the

Language menu.

1.Press the SET button to open the menus for the current mode.

2.Press the LEFT orRIGHT direction control buttons to scroll and select the Language menu.

3.Press the UP orDOWN direction control buttons to highlight the desired menu option.

4.Press the SET button to select and save the desired option.

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5.A selected option icon will appear on the selected item.

6.Press the LEFT orRIGHT button to select the next menu item.

7.Press the MODE button to exit the menu and return to your previous mode.

8.Remember that this setting will be saved by your camera until you manually change the setting or restore the camera‟s default factory settings.

Audio Menu

The Audio menu allows you to control the camera‟s ability to record audio in the video clips recorded with your camera in addition to the video record.

Note: The Audio menu may not be available in some versions of this camera.

1.Press the SET button to open the menus for the current mode.

2.Press the LEFT orRIGHT direction control buttons to scroll and select the Audio menu.

3.Press the UP orDOWN direction control buttons to highlight the desired menu option.

4.Press the SET button to select and save the desired option.

5.A selected option icon will appear on the selected item.

6.Press the LEFT orRIGHT button to select the next menu item.

7.Press the MODE button to exit the menu and return to your previous mode.

8.An icon reflecting your selection will display on the LCD screen.

9.Remember that this setting will be saved by your camera until you manually change the setting or restore the camera‟s default factory settings.

Auto Power Off Menu

You can use the Auto Power Off feature in order to conserve you camera‟s battery life. The designated time represents when your camera will automatically power off.

When the digital video recorder sits idle for the designated period of time, the digital video recorder will shut off completely and will need to be turned on again with the power button before the next use.

1.Press the SET button to open the menus for the current mode.

2.Press the LEFT orRIGHT direction control buttons to scroll and select the Auto Power Off menu.

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3.Press the UP orDOWN direction control buttons to highlight the desired menu option.

4.Press the SET button to select and save the desired option.

5.A selected option icon will appear on the selected item.

6.Press the LEFT orRIGHT button to select the next menu item.

7.Press the MODE button to exit the menu and return to your previous mode.

8.Remember that this setting will be saved by your camera until you manually change the setting or restore the camera‟s default factory settings.

Frequency Menu

The options in the Frequency menu represent the frequency of the electrical current in fluorescent lighting sources in your locale. If your camera is set to a frequency that does not match your country‟s electric current, you may see flickering or waves on the images taken by your camera.

50Hz – UK, Europe and Australia

60Hz – US, Canada and South America

1.Press the SET button to open the menus for the current mode.

2.Press the LEFT orRIGHT direction control buttons to scroll and select the Frequency menu.

3.Press the UP orDOWN direction control buttons to highlight the desired menu option.

4.Press the SET button to select and save the desired option.

5.A selected option icon will appear on the selected item.

6.Press the LEFT orRIGHT button to select the next menu item.

7.Press the MODE button to exit the menu and return to your previous mode.

8.Remember that this setting will be saved by your camera until you manually change the setting or restore the camera‟s default factory settings.

Format Memory Card Menu

You can use the Format Memory Card menu to delete all of the content that is currently on your

camera‟s memory card.

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