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DVR510N Digital Camcorder

Owner’s Manual

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Table of Contents

 

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

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

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What your camcorder 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 Camcorder..........................................................................................

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Prepare Your Digital Camcorder for Use....................................................................................................

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Software Installation: Quickflix Companion and Video Express.................................................................

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Software Installation ...................................................................................................................................

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Software installation from the CD-ROM .....................................................................................................

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Software installation from the CD Image found in the camcorder’s built-in memory................................

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Starting Your Digital Camcorder ...............................................................................................................

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

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Transfer Files manually ............................................................................................................................

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Transferring Videos to your PC using the software..................................................................................

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Everything you need to get the most of your media and MORE ..............................................................

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Video Express application........................................................................................................................

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Auto Detect feature ..................................................................................................................................

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Maintenance of Your Digital Camcorder...................................................................................................

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

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

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

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

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Introduction

Thanks for purchasing the DVR510N Digital Video Camcorder. Not only can you shoot top quality videos but the internal Nand Flash memory enables you to also use it as a Removable drive that can store any file formats. This camcorder is unique in that the software application is included in the built-inmemory of the camcorder. So you can install the software and download the videos to any compatible computer to create and edit your own movies anywhere in the world, even of you do not have theCD-ROM.Please read this manual carefully before using.

Key Features

¾Digital Video resolution640x480pixels (VGA), 320x240pixels (QVGA).

¾1.8’’ LCD screen

¾8X Digital Zoom

¾Infrared Night Vision function

¾Internal Nand Flash 2GB

¾TV out function

¾Supports external SD memory card up to 8GB

¾Video Express software is a tool for producing custom movies and slide shows using your own video clips and sound tracks.

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What your camcorder includes

¾Digital Camcorder

¾Owner Manual

¾TV cable

¾Strap

¾Built-inUSB

¾Quickflix Companion software CD

Computer System Requirement for Windows XP

To be able to download photos and videos to your PC you will need the following minimum configuration: y Pentium 4 Processor (or above), 2.6 GHZ., with Windows XP Service Pack 2

y 512 MB RAM, 200MB free disk space.

yAvailable USB Interface

yCD-ROMDriver

yRecommended screen resolution 1024 X 768 pixels or higher.

y16-bitcolor or higher display adaptor.

yWindows Media Player 9 (or above) as default media player

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Computer System Requirement for Windows Vista

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

yWindows Vista

y800MHz processor and 512 MB of system memory

y20GB hard driver with at least 15GB of available space

ySupport for Super VGA graphics

yAvailable USB Interface

yCD-ROMDriver

Computer System Requirements for Macintosh

yPower Macintosh G3 500 MHz or higher

yMac OS X version 10.2.6 or later

y128 MB or more available system RAM (256 MB recommended), 150 MB free disk space

y800 x 600 or higher-resolutionmonitor displaying millions of colors

Note: The Quickflix Companion software as well as the Video Express software are not compatible on Macintosh computers. You may however use the camcorder as a regular MSDC USB removable device.

A Quick Look at Your Digital Video Camcorder

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Icons on your LCD screen

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Battery power level

Full battery power

Medium battery powerLow battery power

Modes

Playback

Video

 

Digital Zoom

Infrared Night Vision (3 LED on)

Infrared Night Vision (6 LED on)

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Prepare Your Digital Camcorder for Use

Battery Installation

Your Digital Video Camcorder requires 4 AAA batteries (alkaline batteries are recommended).

Note: Your Digital Video Camcorder has a 2GB Nand Flash memory, and therefore the data in your internal memory won’t be lost if your player is powered off or when the batteries need to be replaced.

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

1.Slide the battery cover down then lift 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 down to close.

Note:

1.Do not mix old and new batteries.

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

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3.The icon will flash on your LCD screen when the battery power is insufficient and you need to change new batteries.

SD card installation

Your Digital Camcorder has a memory card slot that enables you to insert any SD compatible memory card up to 8GB. Adding a memory card will allow you to increase the capacity of your Digital Video Camcorder. After you insert an SD memory card, all the videos you shoot will automatically be stored to the SD memory card.

Please follow these steps:

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

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

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

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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 videos you shoot will be stored on the card.

Software Installation: Quickflix Companion and Video Express

Software Installation

There are 2 ways for you to install the software on your computer.

1.From the CD-ROMprovided in the packaging

2.From the CDImage found on the third drive on the in-builtmemory of the camcorder.

Software installation from the CD-ROM

1. Insert the CD into your CD-Romdrive. Make sure that your camcorder isnot connected to the computer. The following menu screen will automatically appear.

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2. Click the “Install Quickflix Companion” button to continue.

3.The Welcome to the Quickflix Companion Installation Wizard Setup screen will appear. Click the “Begin” button to begin the software setup and installation process.

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4.The Setup wizard will start to install the Quickflix Companion application on your computer. Click “Next” to continue.

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5. Please review the license terms and click the “I Agree” button to continue.

6.In the Installation options you can choose where to install this application. However, it is recommended to let the Quickflix Companion installer create the folder to where the program will be installed. Click “Install” and follow the instructions.

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6.Click “Finish” to let the Quickflix Companion installer finish the installation program.

7.The Setup will now begin to silently install the Video Express software. This might take a few second to install depending on the operating system you are running.

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Congratulations!! You have successfully installed the Quickflix Companion and Video Express software on your PC. Click the “Finish” button to open the Quickflix Companion application.

Software installation from the CD Image found in the camcorder’s built-inmemory

1.Push out the built-inUSB connector on the side of the camcorder.

2.Connect the USB connector to a USB port on your computer.

3.The camcorder will automatically power on

4.Wait for the computer to recognize the camcorder

5.The autorun install screen will appear. Click the “Install Quickflix Companion” button

6.Follow all the steps as described above in the ‘Software installation from the CD-ROM”section. Clicking the “Begin” button will begin to install the Quickflix Companion on any compatible

computer wherever you are without the need to install a CD in the CD-ROMdrive.

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Note: There is no need to restart your computer. You may begin to use your camcorder and thereafter download the images

Starting Your Digital Camcorder

Power on

Press and hold the Power button on the side of the camcorder for about 1 second. Your Digital Camcorder will sound a beep to indicate that it has power on and the LCD will light up.

Power off

Press and hold the Power button for about 1 second to power off your camcorder. It will automatically power off if idle for 60 seconds or there is insufficient battery power.

Setting

This function can set Language, Frequency, TV out.

The setting menu will show when up key is pressed and hold for 2 seconds in DV/DSC/Playback mode.

Language setting:

1.Press the MODE button and hold for 2 Seconds to enter setting menu.

2.Press the OK button to enter “Language” Option.

3.Press the Up/Down button to select language.

4.Press the OK button to confirm and back to setting menu

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5.Then Press the Down button to select “confirm” and enter DV/DSC/Playback mode

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.

1.Press the MODE button and hold for 2 Seconds to enter setting menu.

2.Press the Down button to select “Frequency” option.

3.Press the OK button

4.Press the Up/Down button to select 60HZ or 50HZ.

5.Press the OK button and back to setting menu

6.Then press the Down button to select “confirm” and enter DV/DSC/Playback mode.

TV out:

1.Press the MODE button for 2 Seconds to enter setting menu.

2.Press the Down button to select “TV out” option.

3.Press the OK button to select “PAL” or “NTSC”

4.Press the OK button to confirm.

5.Press the Down button to select “confirm” and enter DV/DSC/Playback mode.

Video Mode

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Resolution settings

Your Digital Camcorder supports 2 resolutions – VGA and QVGA.

Press the Delete/Resolution button to toggle and change between them.

VGA or QVGA will appear on the LCD screen.

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

Shooting Videos

1.Turn on your Digital Camcorder.

2.The amount of recording time available for the resolution selected will appear on the top right corner of the LCD screen.

3.Compose your object with the LCD screen.

4.Press the OK/Shutter button to start shooting your video. The elapsed time will begin to appear on the top right corner of the LCD screen.

5.For poor lighting conditions there is an in-builtinfrared feature that will be activated once you start the recording.

6.An iconorwill appear on the LCD (depends on the light conditions) to indicate that the LEDs that surrounded the lens of the camcorder is activated (Infrared Night Vision function is on).

7.Press the OK/Shutter button again to stop shooting and save your video as an AVI video file in the camcorder `s memory. You can shoot about 59 minutes of AVI video using all your internal memory in QVGA mode.

8.The amount of time that you can capture videos on a SD card depends on the size of the card.

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Note: The Infrared illuminator LEDs will light up to assist you in shooting your video where the lighting conditions are too dark.

Digital Zoom

Your Digital Video Camcorder has 8x digital zoom function, which enables you to zoom in and enlarge your object up to 8 times.

Press the Zoom-inright button to zoom in to your object

Press the Zoom-outleft button to zoom back out.

Camera Mode

Resolution settings

Your Digital Camcorder supports 2 resolutions – VGA and QVGA.

Press the Delete/Resolution button to toggle and change between them.

VGA or QVGA will appear on the LCD screen.

Note: Taking photo in VGA are of a better quality than QVGA Photos and therefore take up more of the

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camcorder’s memory.

Taking Photos:

1.Turn on your digital camcorder.

2.Press MODE button to enter DSC mode.

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

4.Press the OK/Shutter button to start taking your photo, the remain amount of photos will appear on the top right corner of the LCD screen

Playback Mode

In this mode you can playback, delete the photos and the AVI files or format the memory.

Playback Photos

Power on your camcorder and press the Mode button to enter the playback mode.

The following icon will appear on the LCD

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