Vivitar DVR 920HD User Manual

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DVR 920HD 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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Preparing Your Camera for Use.......................................................................................................................

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Powering Your Camera ON/OFF .....................................................................................................................

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

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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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Setup Mode...................................................................................................................................................

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Connecting 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

TV 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:15/30fps) / 640x480(VGA:15/30/60fps) 320x240(QVGA:15/30/60fps)

File Format

JPEG (Still Image), AVI (Video)

Internal Memory

Limited

External Memory

SD Card (up to 32GB)

LCD Display

2.4 Inch TFT (270º)

Lens

f=7mm, F3.0

Zoom

4X Digital Zoom

Exposure

EV-2.0~EV+2.0

White Balance

Auto/Daylight/Cloudy/Fluorescent/Tungsten

ISO

ISO100/200/400/800

Scene

Auto/Landscape/Portrait/NightPortrait/Beach/Sport/Dinner/High Sensitivity

Language

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

 

 

Flash

LED

Self-Timer

5S/10S

Anti-Shake

Yes

TV Out

Yes

Microphone

Yes

Speaker

Yes

PictBridge

Yes

MSDC

Yes

Multi SnapShots

Yes

Interface

USB 2.0 High Speed

System Requirements

Windows XP/Vista and above / Mac OSX 10.5 and above

Battery

4 * AAA (1.5V) batteries

Accessories

Software CD, User Manual, USB Cable, TV-Cable

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.Zoom In (Vol+) /Zoom Out (Vol-)

3.Photo Shutter Button

4.Playback Button

5.Video Record Button

6.MODE Dial

7.Macro Button

8.DISP Button

9.MENU Button

10.Control Joystick/

LED Light / Up /Down / OK Button

11.USB/AV Slot

12.Digital Lens

13.LCD Screen

14.Microphone

15.Memory Card Slot

16.Battery Compartment

17.Speaker

18.Wrist Strap

19.LED

20.Tripod Socket

21.Night Vision LED

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Preparing Your Camera for Use

Battery Installation

Make sure the 4 AAA batteries have been inserted properly into your digital camera with the correct polarity. The use of rechargeable batteries is not recommended. Please see illustration below.

SD Memory Card Installation

An SD compatible memory card of up to 32GB (not included) should be inserted into your DVR camera and is needed for normal use.

SD Memory cards expand the amount of memory thus allowing an increase in the number of videos and photos that can be captured before transferring them to a computer.

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1)Locate the SD card slot located on the bottom, inside of the camera.

2)Insert a compatible SD memory card correctly in the direction shown.

3)Press the memory card until you hear a “Click” sound. The memory card when properly inserted will sit flush with the camera.

4)If you captured images with the internal memory, a „Move to Card” message will appear on the LCD screen. Select „Yes‟ and press the OK/LED button on the control joystick to move the images to the SD Memory card inserted.

Note: Images captured in internal memory will be erased when the camera powers off if they are not saved.

Note: After you insert an SD memory card, theicon will appear on the LCD, indicating that your SD

memory card has been installed successfully, and the media you capture will now be stored on the card and

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not in the limited internal memory.

This product supports SD cards of up to 32GB. SD Memory Card not included.

Formatting will delete all data on the SD Memory Card including protected data.

Do not remove the SD memory Card during formatting as this may damage the card and render it unusable.

Powering Your Camera ON/OFF

Make sure the batteries and SD Memory card have been inserted properly into your digital camera. To power on the camera you need to flip open the LCD Screen.

The Power button is situated on the inside of the camera.

Powering the camera ON

Press the Power button to turn your camera ON.

The LCD monitor will light up indicating that your DVR is ready for use.

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Powering the Camera OFF

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 options in the Setup menu.

Using Your Camera

Changing Camera Modes

Your camera has four main modes:

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

To select Video Capture Mode, turn the Mode Dial to the Video Capture Setting:

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

To select Photo Capture Mode turn the Mode Dial to the Photo Capture Setting:

3)Playback Mode (for photos and videos) - Use this mode to view the photos and videos you have

already taken with your camera.

To select Playback Mode press the Playback button above the Mode Dial:

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4)Setup Mode – Use this mode to change your general camera settings.

To select Setup Mode turn the Mode Dial to the „SET‟ icon.

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.

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 MENU button to open the menus for the current mode.

2)Press the UP or DOWN on the control joystick to scroll between and highlight the various menus for the current mode.

3)Press the OK/LED button on the control joystick to confirm and select the highlighted menu option.

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

Macro Switch /

Your camera contains a Macro Switch that allows you to manually enable or disable the Macro mode on your camera. While using the Macro mode, you can capture videos and photos at close range (30 – 45 cm). To enable the Macro mode, slide the Macro Switch on the side of your camera to the flower icon. When enabled, the Macro mode will allow your camera to focus on an object that is close to the camera. The iconwill appear on the LCD and indicates that the Macro mode is on.

To capture videos and photos in the regular mode (from 1.5 meters), slide the Macro Switch to the mountain icon.

Video Capture Mode

The Video Capture Mode allows you to capture videos with your digital camera.

To select Video Capture Mode turn the Mode Dial to the Video Capture Mode Icon:

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.

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2)

Move the T/Zoom In andW/Zoom Out to better set the camera display if desired.

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

3)Press the red Video Record button in the middle of the Mode Dial to start the video capture.

4)You will see a red blinking circle and „REC‟ text, , at the top of the LCD indicating that the record is in progress.

5)To stop the video record, press the Video Record button again.

6)The video will automatically be saved to the internal camera memory or SD Memory card.

Video Capture Mode Quick Function Buttons

Button

Function

 

 

UP

 

(on the control joystick)

Light Exposure +

 

 

 

DOWN

 

(on the control joystick)

Light Exposure -

 

 

 

OK/LED

Turns the LED Flash On / Off

 

(on the control joystick)

 

 

 

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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)Press the DISP button to hide the display of the icons on the screen.

2)Press the DISP button again for the LCD screen to go blank thus helping to save battery consumption.

3)Press the DISP button again to redisplay the icons on the screen.

Night Vision: LED Flash Option

To increase the lighting in dark situations, press the OK/LED button to activate the LED Flash Light on the front of the camera below the lens. Press theOK/LED button again to turn the LED off.

When the LED light is on, an icon on the bottom right of the LCD screen appears.

Video Capture Mode Menus

To access the Menus for the Video Capture Mode, press the MENU button while you are in Video Capture Mode. The following are the menus that appear in your camera‟s Video Capture Mode:

Resolution, Frame Rate, AntiShake, White Balance, Exposure, Scene.

Resolution Menu

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

You can select different Video resolutions:

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High Definition (HD) 1280x720 pixels, VGA 640x480 pixels, QVGA 320x240 pixels

1)Press the MENU button to enter the Video Capture Menus.

2)Press the Up orDown on the control joystick to highlight the Resolution Menu.

3)Press the OK/LED button to select the Resolution Menu.

4)Press the Up orDown on the control joystick to select your desired option.

5)Press the OK/LED button to confirm, save your choice and exit back to the Video Menu.

6)Select „Exit‟ or press the MENU button to exit the Video Menu and return to the Video Capture Mode.

Note: After saving your selection and exiting the Menu screen, the corresponding icon will appear on the LCD screen.

Frame Rate Menu

The frame rate is the number of frames or images that are displayed per second during video playback. The higher the number of frames playing per second, the smoother the video playback appears.

Keep in mind that videos taken with a higher frame rate will also take up more of your camera‟s memory.

You can select different Frame Rates: 30 fps, 15 fps

1)Press the MENU button to enter the Video Capture Menus.

2)Press the Up orDown on the control joystick to highlight the Frame Rate Menu.

3)Press the OK/LED button to select the Frame Rate Menu.

4)Press the Up orDown on the control joystick to select your desired option.

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5)Press the OK/LED button to confirm, save your choice and exit back to the Video Menu.

6)Select „Exit‟ or press the MENU button to exit the Video Menu and return to the Video Capture Mode.

Anti-ShakeMenu

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

capturing the image.

Your AntiShake options are: On, Off.

1)Press the MENU button to enter the Video Capture Menus.

2)Press the Up orDown on the control joystick to highlight the AntiShake Menu.

3)Press the OK/LED button to select the AntiShake Menu.

4)Press the Up orDown on the control joystick to select your desired option.

5)Press the OK/LED button to confirm, save your choice and exit back to the Video Menu.

6)Select „Exit‟ or press the MENU button to exit the Video Menu and return to the Video Capture Mode.

Note: After saving your selection and exiting the Menu screen, the corresponding icon will appear on the LCD screen.

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

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properly balance the colors in the images that are taken with your camera. You can select from the following White Balance options:

Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Tungsten

1)Press the MENU button to enter the Video Capture Menus.

2)Press the Up orDown on the control joystick to highlight the White Balance Menu.

3)Press the OK/LED button to select the White Balance Menu.

4)Press the Up orDown on the control joystick to select your desired option.

5)Press the OK/LED button to confirm, save your choice and exit back to the Video Menu.

6)Select „Exit‟ or press the MENU button to exit the Video Menu and return to the Video Capture Mode.

Note: After saving your selection and exiting the Menu screen, the corresponding icon will appear on the LCD screen.

Exposure Menu

The 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 MENU button to enter the Video Capture menus.

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2)Press the Up orDown on the control joystick to highlight the Exposure Menu.

3)Press the OK/LED button to select the Exposure Menu.

4)Press the Up orDown on the control joystick to select your desired option.

5)Press the OK/LED button to confirm, save your choice and exit back to the Video Menu.

6)Select „Exit‟ or press the MENU button to exit the Video Menu and return to the Video Capture Mode.

Note: After saving your selection and exiting the Menu screen, the corresponding icon will appear on the LCD screen.

Scene Menu

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

You can select from the different Scene Menu options:

Auto, Landscape, Night Scenery, Portrait, Night Portrait, Beach, Sport, Dinner

1)Press the MENU button to enter the Video Capture Menus.

2)Press the Up orDown on the control joystick to highlight the Scene Menu.

3)Press the OK/LED button to select the Scene Menu.

4)Press the Up orDown on the control joystick to select your desired option.

5)Press the OK/LED button to confirm, save your choice and exit back to the Video Menu.

6)Select „Exit‟ or press the MENU button to exit the Video Menu and return to the Video Capture Mode.

Note: After saving your selection and exiting the Menu screen, the corresponding icon will appear on the

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LCD screen.

Video Playback Mode

The Video Playback Mode allows you to review and edit videos and photos that you‟ve already taken with you camera.

To access Video Playback Mode, press the Playback button, above the Mode Dial.

To exit Video Playback Mode and return to your previous screen, press the Playback button again. Videos in Playback Mode appear with a Video Icon on the bottom left of the LCD screen.

Playing Videos on Your Camera

Once in Playback mode, press the Up orDown on the control joystick to scroll through the images on your camera‟s memory card. Each image will display on the LCD screen.

When you find a video that you would like to play, press the red Video Record button, at the center of the Mode Dial, to start playing the video.

To pause the video playback, press the OK/LED button on the control joystick. To continue playing press theOK/LED button again.

Press the red Video Record button again to fully stop the video playback.

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To increase or decrease the volume of the playback sound track of the video press the Zoom controls

T / Vol+ or W / Vol-.

Thumbnail View

The images on your camera can be displayed in a 3 X 3 matrix where you can scroll and select images normally from the thumbnails.

All videos in the Thumbnail View will appear with a „V‟ icon.

1)Use the W/Zoom Out button to display the images on your camera inThumbnail View.

2)All the images on your camera will appear in the Thumbnail View.

3)Use the Up andDown on the control joystick to scroll and select the image you wish to view.

4)Press the OK/LED button to enlarge the image full size.

Video Playback Mode Quick Function Buttons

Button

 

 

Action

 

 

 

 

Up

 

 

Selects the PREVIOUS image

(on

the

control

In Thumbnail Display: Allows you to scroll through the thumbnail

joystick)

 

images.

 

 

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