Vivitar DVR 910HD User Manual

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DVR 910HD Digital Video Camera

User Manual

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Contents

 

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

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What Your Camera Includes ............................................................................................................................

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

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Computer System Requirements – Windows...................................................................................................

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Computer System Requirements – Macintosh.................................................................................................

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A Quick Look at your Digital Camera ...............................................................................................................

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

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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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TV Out Function to Connect the Camera to a TV...........................................................................................

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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 camera. 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.

Note: Your camera needs an SD Memory card (up to 32GB) for normal use.

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

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

What Your Camera Includes

Digital Camera

Vivitar Experience Image Manager software Installation CD

USB cable

Easy Guide

Strap

Warranty Certificate

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Camera Technical Specifications

Image Sensor

CMOS Sensor

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image Resolution

(3264x2448 (8M)

/ 3648x2048(7M-HD)

/ 2592x1944(5M) /

2048x1536(3M) / 1920x1080(2M-HD) /640x480(VGA)

 

Video Resolution

1280X720 (HD), VGA 640X480, QVGA 320X240

File Format

JPEG/AVI

 

 

External Memory

SD Card (up to 32GB)

 

LCD Display

2.7 Inch TFT

 

 

Lens

f=7.45

 

 

Zoom

4X Digital Zoom

 

 

Exposure

-3.0EV~ +3.0EV

 

 

White Balance

Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Incandescent , Fluorescent

ISO

Auto / 100 / 200 / 400

 

Scene

Auto / Scenery /

Portrait / Night Scenery

/ Night Portrait / High

Sensitivity / Sport / Beach / Party

 

 

 

Language

English / French / Spanish / Portuguese / German / Dutch / Italian /

 

Russian / Turkish

 

 

Flash

2 LED Flash lamps

 

 

 

 

 

Self-Timer

2 / 5 or 10 second delay

 

 

 

 

 

Anti-Shake

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Print Photos

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Face Detect

Yes

 

 

Smile Capture

Yes

 

 

Interface

USB 2.0

 

 

System Requirements

Windows XP and above / Mac OSX 10.5 and above

Battery

4 * AAA (1.5V) batteries

 

Working Temperature

0~40

 

 

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Computer System Requirements – Windows

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 – Macintosh

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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A Quick Look at your Digital Camera

1.Power button

2.ViviLink button

3.Photo Shutter Button

4.Video Shutter Button

5.LCD Screen

6.LED

7.W / Zoom Out / Vol -

8.T / Zoom In / Vol +

9.MODE Button

10.MENU Button

11.OK Button

12.Self-Timer /Left Button

13.EV+ / Up / Slideshow

14.Delete / Right Button

15.EV- /Down Button

16.Microphone

17.LED Flash Light

18.USB Slot

19.TVOut Slot

20.Tripod Socket

21.Digital Lens

22.Battery Compartment

23.SD Memory Card slot

24.Speaker

25.Strap

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Initial Camera Setup

Flip open the LCD screen. When powering the camera ON for the first time the camera will take you through the initial camera setup.

Powering the Camera ON

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

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

3)Press the POWER button to turn on the camera.

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Setting the Camera 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: “Continue with Camera Setup?” Select “Yes” to continue or “No” to exit the setup.

Note: If you select “No” 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 through the menus in the camera.

Setting the Date and Time

The next step in the initial camera setup is to set the date and time on the camera.

Set the Date and Time as Desired and press the SET button to confirm the selection and move to the next part of the camera setup.

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Setting the ViviLink Default Option

Once the Date and Time have been set, you will be asked 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. Highlight the desired default social network and press the SET button to confirm the selection.

2)Next you will be asked to choose the default ViviLink social network for Videos. Highlight the desired default social network and press the SET button to confirm the selection.

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

Using Your Digital Camera

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

Powering the camera ON

Press the Power button to turn your camera ON. The camera will be in Video Capture mode to start.

Powering the camera OFF

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While the camera is on, you can press the Power button

again 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.

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 photos.

To change the active camera mode, make sure the camera is powered ON and press the MODE button on top left of the LCD Panel.

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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. Press the MENU button to open the menus for the current mode.

1)Press the LEFT or RIGHT direction control buttons to scroll between the various menus for the current mode.

2)Press the UP or DOWN direction control buttons to highlight the desired menu selection.

3)Press the OK button to confirm and select the highlighted menu option.

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4)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.

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

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

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 the T/Zoom In and W/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 the Video Shutter button on the right of the direction joystick to start the video capture.

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4)You will see a red light 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 picture will automatically be saved to the camera‟s memory or SD card.

Video Capture Mode Quick Function Buttons

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

Button

Icon appearing next to direction

 

 

 

Open the ViviLink menu

ViviLink

 

 

 

 

No Function in Video Mode

Left

 

 

 

Up

 

 

Opens the Light Exposure + menu

 

 

OK

Turns the LED Flash On / Off

 

 

Right

Open the Video Playback Delete

 

menu with the Delete Last Video option

 

highlighted

 

 

Down

Opens the Light Exposure - menu

 

 

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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 UP or DOWN direction control buttons to scroll through the menu options.

2)Press the OK button to select the desired option.

3)A selected option icon will appear on the selected item

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

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

6)Remember that this setting will be remembered 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 UP or DOWN direction control buttons to scroll through the menu options.

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2)Press the OK button to select the desired option.

3)A selected option icon will appear on the selected item

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

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

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

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 UP or DOWN direction control buttons to scroll through the menu options.

2)Press the OK button to select the desired option.

3)A selected option icon will appear on the selected item

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

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

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

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Anti-ShakeMenu

The Anti-Shakefeature reduces image corruption that can be caused by movement of the camera while

capturing the image.

1)Press the UP or DOWN direction control buttons to scroll through the menu options.

2)Press the OK button to select the desired option.

3)A selected option icon will appear on the selected item

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

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

6)Remember that this setting will be remembered 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.

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1)Press the UP or DOWN direction control buttons to scroll through the menu options.

2)Press the OK button to select the desired option.

3)A selected option icon will appear on the selected item

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

5)An icon reflecting your selection will display on the LCD screen

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

Color Effect Menu

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

1)Press the UP or DOWN direction control buttons to scroll through the menu options.

2)Press the OK button to select the desired option.

3)A selected option icon will appear on the selected item

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

5)An icon reflecting your selection will display on the LCD screen

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6)Remember that this setting will be remembered 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 UP or DOWN direction control buttons to scroll through the menu options.

2)Press the OK button to select the desired option.

3)A selected option icon will appear on the selected item

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

5)An icon reflecting your selection will display on the LCD screen

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

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.

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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

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1)Press the UP or DOWN direction control buttons to scroll through the menu options.

2)Press the OK button to select the desired option.

3)A selected option icon will appear on the selected item

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

5)An icon reflecting your selection will display on the LCD screen

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

ISO Menu

The ISO menu allows you to set the level of sensitivity that your camera has to light in the surrounding environment. When the ISO level is increased, the image sensor in your camera will be more sensitive to light

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