Vivitar DVR650 User Manual

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DVR 650 Digital Video Camera

User Manual

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Contents

 

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

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

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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 ...............................................................................

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

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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 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 has 128MB of internal memory. In order to expand the memory capacity to capture more images insert an SD Memory card (up to 32GB).

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

1.Digital Video Camera

2.USB cable

3.TV Cable

4.Vivitar Experience Image Manager - Walmart Edition software Installation CD

5.Wrist Strap

Note: SD Memory Card not included

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Parts of the Camera

1.Power button

2.Shutter button

3.T / Zoom In button

4.W / Zoom Out button

5. MODE button

6.SET button

7.Scene / Left button

8.Slideshow / Up button

9.Delete / Right button

10.ViviLink / Down button

11.LCD Screen

12.Lens

13.Battery Compartment

14.Memory Card Slot

15.USB/AV Slot

16.Wrist Strap connector

17.Microphone /Speaker

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Initial Camera Setup

Installing the Batteries

 

Installing the Memory Card

 

 

 

SD Memory card (up to 32GB) - for additional camera memory

Turning On the Camera

 

Using the Camera

 

 

 

Accessing Selecting the menu the modes

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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

 

 

 

(5M) 2592 x 1944 pixels, (3M) 2048 x 1536 pixels,

Image Resolution

(2M) 1600 x 1200 pixels, (2M HD) 1920 x 1080 pixels and

 

(VGA) 640 x 480 pixels

 

 

Video Resolution

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

 

 

File Format

JPEG/AVI

 

 

Internal Memory

128 MB

 

 

External Memory

SD Card (up to 32GB)

 

 

LCD Display

1.8 Inch TFT

 

 

Lens

3P

 

 

Zoom

4X Digital Zoom

 

 

Exposure

-3.0EV~ +3.0EV

 

 

White Balance

Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Incandescent , Fluorescent

 

 

Scene

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

 

 

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

 

 

Interface

USB 2.0

 

 

System Requirements

Windows XP and above / Mac OSX 10.5 and above

 

 

Battery

4 * AAA (1.5V) batteries

 

 

Working Temperature

-20~45

 

 

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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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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 if you would like to expand your camera memory capacity beyond the internal memory to capture additional videos and photos.

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

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.

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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 selection.

4)Press the SET button to confirm and select 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 the T/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 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 memory or SD card.

Video Capture Mode Quick Function Buttons

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

Button

Icon appearing and Action

 

 

Left

Scene Selection

 

Opens the Scene menu

 

 

Up

Light Exposure

 

 

Opens the Light Exposure menu

 

 

Right

Delete

 

 

Opens the Video Playback Delete menu to the „Delete Last Video‟ option

 

 

Down

ViviLink

 

Opens the ViviLink menu

 

 

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Video Capture Mode Menus

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

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 chosen menu.

3)Press the UP orDOWN direction control buttons to scroll through the menu options.

4)Press the SET button to select 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)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 chosen menu.

3)Press the UP orDOWN direction control buttons to scroll through the menu options.

4)Press the SET button to select 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 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 chosen menu.

3)Press the UP orDOWN direction control buttons to scroll through the menu options.

4)Press the SET button to select 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)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.

1)Press the LEFT orRIGHT direction control buttons to scroll and select the chosen menu.

2)Press the UP orDOWN direction control buttons to scroll through the menu options.

3)Press the SET button to select the desired option.

4)A selected option icon will appear on the selected item.

5)Press the LEFT orRIGHT button to select the next menu item.

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

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

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.

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 chosen menu.

3)Press the UP orDOWN direction control buttons to scroll through the menu options.

4)Press the SET button to select 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.

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 chosen menu.

3)Press the UP orDOWN direction control buttons to scroll through the menu options.

4)Press the SET button to select 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.

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.

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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 chosen menu.

3)Press the UP orDOWN direction control buttons to scroll through the menu options.

4)Press the SET button to select 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 chosen menu.

3)Press the UP orDOWN direction control buttons to scroll through the menu options.

4)Press the SET button to select 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.

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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.

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 chosen menu.

3)Press the UP orDOWN direction control buttons to scroll through the menu options.

4)Press the SET button to select 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 camera sits idle for the designated period of time, the camera 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 chosen menu.

3)Press the UP orDOWN direction control buttons to scroll through the menu options.

4)Press the SET button to select 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.

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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 chosen menu.

3)Press the UP orDOWN direction control buttons to scroll through the menu options.

4)Press the SET button to select 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.

Keep in mind that formatting the memory card will permanently delete all of the content on

your camera’s memory card.

This option can only delete all of the content at one time. If you would like to delete individual

images, use the delete menu in the camera‟s Playback mode.

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 chosen menu.

3)Press the UP orDOWN direction control buttons to highlight the menu options. While scrolling down the selected option will be highlighted.

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4)If you would like to proceed with the format, select “Yes” and press the SET button.

5)You will be asked to confirm your wish to format your memory card.

6)Select “No” to exit without formatting.

7)Select “Yes” and press the SET button to begin the format.

8)The memory card will be completely formatted.

Firmware Settings Menu

Use this menu to view the Firmware version on your camera or to reset your camera settings to

the Factory Default Settings.

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 chosen menu.

3)Select the “Default Setting”.

4)Press the SET button.

5)You will be asked to confirm your wish to restore all of the factory settings.

6)The settings will be reset.

Video Playback Mode

When you first turn on the camera, the camera will be in Video Capture mode by default. Press the MODE button twice to open thePlayback Mode. The playback mode will allow you to review and edit photos and videos that you‟ve already taken with you camera.

Playing Videos on Your Camera

Once in Playback mode, press the LEFT orRIGHT direction buttons to scroll through the images on your camera‟s memory card. Each captured image will display on the LCD screen. Videos will appear with an „AVI‟ icon on the top left of the LCD screen.

When you find a video that you would like to play, press the Shutter button to start playing the video.

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Press the Shutter button again to pause the video and continue playing and pausing as needed. While the Video is playing all the icons on the top section of the LCD disappear.

To fully stop the video and restore the icons to the LCD, press the UP button on the Direction Controls.

Thumbnail View

Use the W/Zoom Out button to display the images on your camera inThumbnail View. The images on your camera will be displayed in a 3 X 3 matrix where you can scroll and select images from the thumbnails.

1)Press the W/Zoom Out button

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

3)Use the direction buttons to scroll and select the image you wish to view.

4)Press the SET orShutter button to enlarge the image full size.

Video Playback Mode Quick Function Buttons

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

Button

Action

 

 

Left

Displays the PREVIOUS image

 

 

Up

Stops a playing video

 

 

 

 

1.

Displays the NEXT image

Right

2.

DELETE: Holding the button down for 3 seconds opens the

 

Delete Menu for the selected image.

 

 

 

Down

 

Opens the ViviLink menu

 

 

 

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