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ViviCam 3345

1.3 Mega Pixel Digital Camera

Owner’s Manual

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ViviCam 3345 User Manual

This manual is designed to assist you in using the ViviCam 3345. Information in this document has been carefully checked for accuracy; however, no guarantee is given to the absolute correctness of the contents. The information in this document is subject to change without notice. © Copyright 2004 Vivitar Corporation.

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Compliance

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.

Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

Note!

Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void your authority to operate the equipment.

Use of shielded cable is required to comply with Class B limits in Subpart B of Part 15 of the FCC rules. Do not make any changes or modifications to the equipment unless otherwise specified in the manual. If such changes or modifications should be made, you could be required to stop operation of the equipment.

Declaration of Conformity

This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following conditions:

o This device may not cause harmful interference.

o This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

Canadian Department of Communications

o This class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the CanadianInterference-causingEquipment Regulations.

oCet appareil numérique de la classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Réglement sur le matériel brouilieur du Canada.

Trademark Recognition

Windows (an abbreviated term referring to the Microsoft Windows Operation System), NetMeeting, and Media Player are registered trademarks and products of Microsoft Corporation registered in the USA and other countries. Arcsoft, Image Impression and Video Impression are products and trademarks of Arcsoft Inc. Other corporate, product names, or trade references are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

General Warnings

When fitting batteries into the camera, check the polarity of the batteries (- and +) to ensure that you insert the battery correctly. Incorrect polarity may result in the batteries splitting or leaking and causing a fire, injury, or soiling of the battery compartment.

Remove the batteries if the camera will not be used for an extended period of time. The batteries may leak and cause a fire, injury or soiling of the battery compartment. If the batteries leak, clean and wipe the battery compartment carefully and install new batteries. Wash your hands carefully if you touch the battery fluid. Please note that when you remove the batteries your images will be lost from the camera memory.

WARNING: Handling the USB cable on this product may expose you to lead, a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash your hands after handling.

ViviCam 3345 User Manual - Table of Contents

 

GENERAL INFORMATION.........................................................................................................................

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COMPUTER SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS ...........................................................................................................

4

PACKAGE CONTENTS .................................................................................................................................

4

GETTING STARTED ..................................................................................................................................

5

CAMERA FEATURES ...................................................................................................................................

5

INSERTING AND REMOVING AN SDOR MMC MEMORY CARD ..........................................................................

6

USING THE VIVICAM 3345 ........................................................................................................................

7

POWERING THE CAMERA ON/OFF..............................................................................................................

7

CAMERA ICONS AND DESCRIPTIONS .............................................................................................................

7

CAPTURING DIGITAL STILL IMAGES ..............................................................................................................

8

USING THE FLASH......................................................................................................................................

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USING THE SELF-TIMER ..............................................................................................................................

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RECORDING DIGITAL VIDEO ......................................................................................................................

10

DELETING IMAGES AND VIDEOS .................................................................................................................

10

INSTALLING THE SOFTWARE................................................................................................................

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SOFTWARE OVERVIEW AND FEATURES.......................................................................................................

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INSTALLING SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS & DRIVERS ......................................................................................

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CONNECTING TO YOUR COMPUTER ....................................................................................................

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CONNECTING TO A PC..............................................................................................................................

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DOWNLOADING FILES TO YOUR PC.....................................................................................................

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DOWNLOADING IMAGES USING MASS STORAGE MODE ................................................................................

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16CAMERA MAINTENANCE....................................................................................................................

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CARING FOR YOUR CAMERA ......................................................................................................................

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OPERATING & STORAGE ENVIRONMENTS ...................................................................................................

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CLEANING THE VIVICAM 3345 ...................................................................................................................

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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS..................................................................................................................

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TROUBLESHOOTING ..............................................................................................................................

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GENERAL INFORMATION

Computer System Requirements

The ViviCam 3345 is designed to work with your home or office computer. To ensure proper operation your computer must meet the following requirements:

Pentium II Class 400 MHz processor

Windows® 98SE/ME/2000/XP

128MB RAM

300 MB free hard disk space

USB port

CD-ROMdrive

Package Contents

Open the ViviCam 3345 package and examine the contents. Your package should contain the following items. Note, however, that items included with your camera kit may vary slightly depending upon the options selected by your camera retailer. Check with your retailer for details, as options will vary by retailer.

Vivicam 3345

Camera wrist strap

2 AA batteries

USB cable

Quick Start Guide

Software CD containing:

o ViviCam 3345 Driver

o Owner’s Manual (PDF)

o Ulead Image Explorer 8.0 SE

o Ulead COOL 360

o Adobe Acrobat Reader

GETTING STARTED

Camera Features

Please refer to the following diagrams to identify the features of the ViviCam 3345:

Front View

Shutter

 

 

 

 

Viewfinder

 

 

 

 

button

 

 

 

 

 

Flash

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lens

USB port

Self-timerLED

Rear View

Viewfinder

Status LCD

Power/Mode

Button

Select Button

Battery Compartment

SD/MMC Card slot (inside)

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Inserting and Removing an SD or MMC Memory Card

The ViviCam 3345 accepts a Secure Digital (SD) or a MultiMedia Card (MMC) memory card up to 256MB capacity. The memory card takes priority over the internal memory. Whenever a memory card is inserted the camera will immediately use the memory card in preference to the internal memory. Therefore, when a memory card is inserted, the camera will store images and videos on the memory card. Likewise, the camera will playback images and videos that are stored on the memory card only. To access internal memory remove the memory card.

Inserting a Memory Card

1.Insert an SD or MMC card into the memory card slot located on the side of the camera, and gently press down with your finger.

Removing a Memory Card

1.Gently press down on the memory card and it will partially eject. Pull the card out with your fingers.

Note: To use the internal memory (8MB), please remove the memory card first.

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USING THE VIVICAM 3345

Powering the Camera ON/OFF

To turn the ViviCam 3345’s power ON, press and hold the button for three to four seconds. The camera will beep and the status LCD will display camera status information.

To turn the ViviCam 3345’s power OFF, press and hold the button for three (3) seconds and the status LCD will shut off.

Note: The ViviCam 3345 automatically powers off after 60 seconds of inactivity.

Camera Icons and Descriptions

The Power/Mode Button

Icons Descriptions

Capture Mode for capturing digital still images

Number of images that you may capture in the available memory

Movie Mode for capturing video clips

Time (maximum duration) of a video that may be captured in the available memory

Resolution settings for still images

?? ? 1600 x 1200 (2mega-pixelimages, using internal interpolation)

?? 1280 x 1024 (native 1.3mega-pixelresolution of the camera)

?640 x 480 (VGA, reduced resolution – for capturing more images)

Self-timer allows 10 seconds to capture an image

Note: The self-timerfunction usestwo-star(1280 x 1024) resolution setting ONLY

Battery level indicator:

3 segments: battery is full

2 segments: battery is half full

1 segments: battery is low; flash is disabled

0 segments: battery is near empty; the icons on the status LCD will flash

PC / Web Cam mode. Set the camera to “PCC” before connecting to your PC to use the PC camera function.

PC-connection – camera is connected to a computer with the USB cable

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The Select Button

Icon Descriptions

Automatic Flash: The flash will fire if there is insufficient ambient light

Note: The flash icon blinks when the flash capacitor is charging. Wait for the icon to stop blinking before capturing an image.

Flash OFF: The flash will not fire in any lighting condition

Flash ON: The camera will flash regardless of lighting conditions

Indoor Exposure: For taking images indoors

Outdoor Exposure: For taking images outdoors

Delete ALL: Deletes all images and/or videos saved in the camera memory or on a memory card

Delete LAST: Deletes the last image or video stored on the camera or the memory card

Capturing Digital Still Images

1.Press and hold the button for three to four seconds to power on the camera.

2.Press the button again to select the desired image resolution:

Superfine

1600 x 1200

(2 MP interpolated)

Fine

1280 x 1024 (1.3 MP native resolution)

Economy

640 x 480

(VGA, reduced resolution)

The “Fine” resolution setting (1280 x 1024) is suggested for general use. The superfine resolution will yield a 2 mega-pixelimage (1600 x 1200) that is generated (calculated) by a process called interpolation, inside the camera. Superfine images will include finer detail than their 1.3mega-pixelequivalents, however, they will consume more memory space. Images captured in Economy (640 x 480) will have noticeably less detail but require less memory space in the camera. Try capturing some images in all three resolutions and compare the results.

3.Frame your subject through the viewfinder.

4.Hold the camera steady and press the Shutter button firmly to capture an image. The camera will beep to confirm that the image has been captured, and the status LCD will decrement by one, displaying the number of images that can be captured in the remaining available memory.

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Using the Flash

1.Press the button to select the desired resolution.

2.Press the Select () button to toggle through the following options and select your desired flash and exposure settings:

Flash OFF/Outdoor ? Auto flash/Outdoor ? Flash OFF/Indoor ? Auto flash/Indoor ? Flash ON/Indoor ? Flash ON/Outdoor.

3.Frame your subject through the viewfinder.

4.Hold the camera steady and press the Shutter button firmly to capture an image.

Note:

If the flash is charging , the flash icon on the status LCD will blink. The camera will not capture an image while this icon is blinking. Wait for the icon to stop blinking before capturing an image.

The flash will yield best results when the subject is 5 to 6.5 feet (1.5 to 2 meters) away from the camera. The image may be over exposed if you hold the camera too close to your subject (e.g. less than 5 feet or 1.5 meters away.)

The camera will not flash if the battery indicator shows only one segment. Change or recharge the battery to replenish power before using the camera with the flash.

Using the Self-timer

1.Press the button three times to theself-timericon. The camera will automatically adjust to the native(two-star)resolution setting.

2.Place your camera on a tripod (or a flat surface) and frame the subject through the viewfinder.

3.Press the Select () button to select your desired flash and exposure settings.

4.When ready to capture an image, press the Shutter button once to start the timer. The camera will beep and the red LED will blink slowly. As the time counts down to 10 seconds, the camera will beep and flash faster.

Note: The self-timerfunction only functions at 1280 x 1024 resolution(two-stars.)

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Recording Digital Video

1.Press and hold the button for three to four seconds to power on the camera.

2.Press the button four times to the Movie icon.

3.Press the Select () button to select the desired exposure setting: Indoor or Outdoor

4.Frame your subject through the viewfinder and press the Shutter button once to start recording. The

video icon will blink continuously while the camera is recording a video. The status LCD will display the time remaining (in seconds) for the available memory.

5.To stop recording a video, press the Shutter button again. The status LCD will display the maximum duration of a video-clipthat you can capture based upon the available memory.

Note:

The Movie mode does not use the flash function.

If an external memory card is used, the camera will store video on the card.

Deleting Image and Video Files

This function allows you to delete images and videos stored on your ViviCam 3345, or on a memory card.

Deleting the Last Image

 

 

1.

Press and hold the Select

button for one second, and the Delete Last icon

will appear on

 

the status LCD.

2.Press the Shutter button once to delete the last file recorded. The camera will beep to confirm that the last recorded file has been deleted.

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3.To return to the main screen without deleting any file, press the Select button twice. DO NOT press the Shutter button.

Deleting All Images and Videos

 

 

1.

Press and hold the Select

button for one second. The Delete Last icon

 

 

status LCD. Toggle to the Delete ALL

icon by pressing the Select

will appear on the button again.

2.Press the Shutter button to delete ALL images and videos stored in the memory. The camera will beep to confirm that all files have been deleted from memory.

3.To return to the main screen without deleting any files, press the Select button again. DO NOT press the Shutter button.

4.Please note that if a memory card is used, the camera will delete images from the memory card only. If you want to delete images from internal memory, please remove the memory card and select Delete ALL again.

Depending on the mode, the status LCD will display the following information:

Image mode: number of images that can be stored in memory

Movie mode: duration of a video that can be stored in memory (in seconds or minutes)

After a deletion the status display updates to reflect the amount of memory. Because images of different resolution (one, two, or three-stars)occupy different amounts of memory, the number of images displayed on the status LCD may or may not change.

Note: Delete ALL is the equivalent of formatting the memory card or the internal memory. Please download all your images and videos before “deleting all”. Refer to the section “Downloading Files to Your PC”.

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INSTALLING SOFTWARE

Software Overview and Features

The following software and drivers are included on the CD to enhance your digital imaging experience. (The ViviCam 3345 Driver is used only for Windows 98SE users.) Windows ME, 2000, and XP users can connect their 3345 camera directly to their computer with the supplied USB cable and download their images and videos without installing any software or drivers whatsoever.

Note: Windows 98 users must install the driver software before connecting the camera to their PC for the first time.

The ViviCam 3345 CD ROM also includes several image and video editing software titles for an enhanced imaging experience. These applications are not required to operate the camera.

Adobe Acrobat Reader allows you to view PDF documents such as this manual.

ViviCam 3345 Driver for Windows 98SE

Installs the driver for Windows 98SE users

ViviCam 3345 User Manual

Selecting this option also installs a copy of the Owner’s Manual on your computer

Adobe Acrobat Reader

Access this Owner’s Manual and other PDF documents

Installing Software Applications & Drivers

Insert the CD software into your computer’s CD-ROMdrive. The CD should auto run. If the CD does not auto run, go to Start ? Run, and type in “d:\setup.exe” (where D:\ is your CDROM drive). The ViviCam 3345’s Installer Menu will appear on the computer screen as shown:

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Move your cursor over the software that you want to install on your computer, and click it once to begin the installation. Follow the on-screeninstructions below to complete installing your software.

When installing the ViviCam 3345 driver, a progress screen will appear:

Click “Next” to start the installation.

Wait for the application to install on your computer. When the installation is completed, the computer prompts you to reboot your system. Select “Yes, I want to restart my computer now” and click “Finish” to reboot your computer.

Applications. Click on the desired software application to install and follow the screen instructions to complete installation.

Acrobat Reader. Click the Acrobat Reader application to install and follow the screen instruction to complete installation.

Note: It is important that you save and close all programs before rebooting your computer.

Special Note for Windows 98SE Users. You may be prompted to restart your computer after each application is installed. When prompted by the computer to reboot, please select “No, I will restart my computer later” and click “Finish.” I install all software that you desire and then reboot your PC.

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MAKING CONNECTIONS

Connecting to your PC

After the software installation is completed, connect the ViviCam 3345 to the computer to download the images and videos. Follow these steps:

1.Power OFF the camera.

2.Plug the small end of the USB cable into the USB port on the ViviCam 3345.

3.Plug the larger end of the USB cable into the USB port of your computer.

4.The PC will detect a new hardware upon connection, and the camera will automatically power on.

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The camera will display

in the LCD to indicate it is connected to the computer.

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DOWNLOADING IMAGES AND VIDEOS TO YOUR PC

Downloading Using the Mass Storage function

Windows 98SE Users. The driver installation must be completed before downloading files from the ViviCam 3345 to the computer.

1.Connect the ViviCam 3345 to your computer.

2.The ViviCam 3345 uses the USB “Mass Storage” approach so the computer will automatically detect the camera as a removable disk.

For Windows XP, the Windows Wizard will launch (shown below). Select the desired oper offered by Windows to Play, Find/Fix/Share Images, Open folders to view files, Take no a Copy images to a folders on my computer, View a slideshow of the images, etc. and click

4.For Windows 98se/Me/2000, go to “My Computer” and open “Removable Disk (E:)” or perhaps another letter. Double click on the “Removable Disk” icon. Find the folder “DCIM” inside the Removable Disk.Double-clickto open the next folder labeled

“100MEDIA”. Your image and video files are stored in this folder.

>>

5.To transfer images to your computer, highlight the desired files, and choose one of the following methods:

1.Copy & Paste

Right-clickon the highlighted files with the mouse and select “Copy”.

Go to the desired location, right-clickagain and select ”Paste”.

2.Drag & Drop

Left-clickon the highlighted files with the mouse and hold down on the button.

Drag the files to the desired location and release the button.

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Camera Maintenance

Caring for Your Camera

Do not store or use the camera in the following environments:

Very humid, dirty or dusty places

In direct sunlight or in places subject to extreme temperatures, such as in a closed car during summer

Extremely cold places

Places that are subject to strong vibrations, smoke, or steam

Places that are subject to strong magnetic fields (near motors, transformers or magnets)

Places with chemicals such as pesticides or next to rubber or vinyl products for a long period of time

In the rain or snow

Operational & Storage Environment

Store your ViviCam 3345 in a cool, dry place if you do not intend to use it for a long period of time. Remove the batteries if the camera will not be used for more than 10 days. Do not exceed the following temperature and humidity ranges when using and storing your ViviCam 3345.

Operating Temperature

32°F - 104°F (0°C - 40°C)

 

 

Operating Humidity

30% - 90% RH

 

 

Storage Temperature

-40°F- 158°F(-40°C- 70°C)

 

 

Storage Humidity

10% - 85% RH

 

 

Cleaning the ViviCam 3345

Use a small soft brush or lens pen to remove dust from the lens and LCD surface. Wipe the surface lightly with a soft, lint-freedry cloth. If needed, apply a small amount of lens cleaning liquid to a piece of lens cleaning paper and wipe it gently. Do not apply cleaning liquid directly to the lens. Do not touch the lens with your fingers. Do not scratch any part of the camera with sharp objects. Clean the camera’s body with a soft, dry cloth. Do not use volatile substances such as thinners, benzene or insecticide, as these may react with camera body and cause deformation to the camera.

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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

Image sensor

1.3 Mega Pixel sensor

 

 

Internal memory

8 MB built-inflash memory

 

Image resolution

Superfine 1

Fine

Economy

Image resolution

1600 x 1200

1280 x 1024

640 x 480

Image capacity 2

8 images

12 images

49 images

Video resolution

320 x 240

 

 

Video frame rate

Variable, typically up to 8 fps

 

Video capacity 2

Up to 28 seconds (no audio)

 

File format

JPEG (still images), AVI (video clips – no audio)

Exposure

Automatic with settings for Indoor and Outdoor

White balance

Automatic

 

 

Lens focal length

8.8 mm

 

 

Lens Type

Fixed focus

 

 

Range of focus

39“ to infinity (1m – infinity)

 

Lens aperture

F/2.8

 

 

Flash Modes

Automatic, on (fill), off

 

 

Display

Monochrome status LCD

 

Computer interface

USB v1.1 type B, USB v2.0 full speed compatible

Power source

Two (2) AA battery

 

 

Power Management

Camera powers-offafter 60 seconds of inactivity

OS support

Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP, Mac OSX

 

Camera dimension (LxWxD)

3.2 x 2.3 x 1.3 inches (91 x 57.5 x 30) mm

 

Camera weight

4 ounces (80g) - Approximate, without batteries

1.By internal interpolation. Native resolution is 1280 x 1024

2.Image and video capacity varies depending upon scene content and complexity

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TROUBLESHOOTING

If any problems arise with the ViviCam 3345, refer to this troubleshooting chart:

Symptom

Possible cause

Solution

 

 

 

 

The camera doesn’t turn on.

The battery is drained.

Change or recharge the battery. Also,

 

 

 

check for correct polarity (orientation) of

 

 

 

the batteries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Power button must be pressed

Press and hold the Power button until

 

 

for 3 to four seconds

“ON” appears in the status display

 

 

 

 

The camera won’t capture a

Is the camera turned on?

The camera powers off automatically after

image.

 

60 seconds. Make sure the camera’s

 

 

 

power is ON before taking an image.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is the camera connected to a

The camera’s buttons are not functional

 

 

computer?

when connected to a PC. Disconnect the

 

 

 

camera to capture more images.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The light condition is

Turn the flash mode to Flash ON.

 

 

insufficient.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The camera is processing.

Wait for the camera to store files. The

 

 

 

image number blinks at status LCD while

 

 

 

the camera is processing and stops

 

 

 

blinking when the camera is ready for use.

 

 

 

 

I can’t download images to the

Connection may have failed.

Check to ensure that all connections are

PC.

 

secure. Look for Removable Disk under

 

 

 

My Computer.

 

 

 

 

I get a blurred image when

 

There may be a momentary

Hold your ViviCam 3345 steady until you

downloading my images to my

delay between pressing the

hear a “beep” which indicates the

computer.

 

shutter button and the actual

exposure is completed.

 

 

exposure.

 

 

 

 

 

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