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Web Camera User Guide
1. Lens 2. Power on LED 3. Camera stand
1. Snap shot button 2. Focus Adjustment Ring
1. USB Cable 2. Snap shot button
2 Polaroid PDC 301 Web Camera User Guide www.polaroid-digital.com
Table of Contents
1 Getting Started.. 4 Camera Package Contents.. Installing the Software onto a Computer.. 5 Installing the software.. 5 Software included with your camera.. 6 Computer System Requirements... Operating the Web Cam.. 9 Setting up the Web Cam.. 9 Connecting the Web Cam to a Computer.. 10 Adjusting monitor display properties.. 10 Lighting Tips... 11 Camera Interface... 11 Taking Pictures Using PhotoStudio.. 13 Taking Pictures Using VideoImpression.. 14 Recording Video Clips Using VideoImpression. 15 Start NetMeeting... Troubleshooting Problems... 17 Troubleshooting... Getting Help... 18 Polaroid-digital Online Services... 18 ArcSoft Software Help.. Appendix... 19 Technical Specifications.. 19 Uninstalling the Camera Driver.. 19 Tips, Your Safety & Maintenance.. 20 Regulatory Information.. 20
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1 Getting Started
Camera Package Contents
Quick Start Guide
Digital Imaging Products 201 Burlington Road Bedford, MA 01730-1434
PDC 301 CD-ROM includes Polaroid PDC 301 Driver, Arcsoft Software Suite(PC), Microsoft NetMeeting (PC), Adobe Acrobat Reader (PC), User Guide in PDF Format.
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2 Installing the Software onto a Computer
Installing the software
MAKE SURE TO INSTALL ALL THE SOFTWARE FROM THE WEB CAM SOFTWARE CD SUPPLIED BEFORE CONNECTING THE WEB CAM TO THE PC.
IMPORTANT! If the computer requests you to insert the Windows operating system CD during the software installation, place the windows CD into the computer CD-ROM drive. The computer will install the necessary files from the CD automatically. When the Windows software appears to have finished the operation close the Windows screen. Remove the Windows CD and store safely. NOTE: Microsoft NetMeeting is already bundled with Windows 2000 and XP OS. Users using Windows 2000 or XP do not need to install this software from the CD.
1. Before you begin, close all other software applications open on your computer. 2. Place the Software CD supplied into the computer CD-ROM Drive. 3. The CD User Interface Screen will automatically launch. 4. With the mouse, click on each software interface button in turn and follow the on screen instructions.
Open & Close
NOTE: If the setup screen doesnt appear after loading the CD, then you can manually start it by double-clicking the My Computer Icon on your desktop, then double-clicking the icon for the CD-ROM drive. When the CD-ROM window opens, double-click the INSTALL-E.EXE icon.
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Software included with your camera
The software CD contains the following software: PhotoStudio 4.0 Picture Editing Software PhotoStudio 4.0 is a full-featured, easy-to-use digital image editing program that provides a complete set of photo editing and retouching tools, plus a wide selection of special effects and enhancements. Its powerful features include a wide variety of input and output options, layers, multiple undo and redo functions, image management tools, editable text, multiple file format support and a lot more. For further help on how to use PhotoStudio 4.0, go to Help to access the Help Topics. Visit http://www.arcsoft.com for all your FAQs, tips and technical support. ArcSoft Funhouse 1.0 Picture Editing Software ArcSoft Funhouse is an image entertainment application that enables users to create photo fantasies by combining their personal photos with a wide variety of fantasy backgrounds. Users can get their own images from digital cameras, scanners, disk drives and Photo CDs, and seamlessly combine them with just a few clicks of the mouse. The fantasy backgrounds include fictional characters, classic works of art, Olympic heroes, 50s funnies, bathing beauties, muscle men and a lot more. For further help on how to use ArcSoft Funhouse 1.0, go to Help to access the Help Topics. Visit http://www.arcsoft.com for all your FAQs, tips and technical support.
ArcSoft PhotoPrinter 2000 Picture Printing Software ArcSoft PhotoPrinter is an easy-to-use printing utility that enables the user to layout and print multiple images in different sizes quickly and easily on a single sheet of paper. The program offers a large selection of printing templates, including Kodak Digital Science Inkjet Photo Paper Templates and Avery-brand paper products. It also includes commonly used image-editing tools and a wide selection of templates for frames, edges and backgrounds for enhancing images. For further help on how to use ArcSoft PhotoPrinter 2000, click the ? on the top right hand corner to access the Help Topics. Visit http://www.arcsoft.com for all your FAQs, tips and technical support. ArcSoft VideoImpression 1.6 Movie Making Software ArcSoft VideoImpression is an easy-to-use video and image editing software program. The program enables users to create and edit new videos using existing video and image files - making desktop video presentations for home, business, and the Web. Microsoft Netmeeting Web Cam software NetMeeting provides the most complete conferencing solution for the Internet and corporate intranet. Powerful features let you communicate with both audio and video, collaborate on virtually any Windows-based application, exchange graphics on an electronic whiteboard, transfer files, use the text-based chat program, and much more. Using your PC and the Internet, you can now hold face to face conversations with friends and family around the world. Adobe Acrobat Reader.PDF File Reading Software Adobe Acrobat Reader lets you view and print Adobe Portable Document format (PDF) file on all major computer platforms, as well as fill in and submit Adobe PDF forms online.
Computer System Requirements
We recommend the following minimum requirements: Compatible with Microsoft Windows 98SE, ME, 2000 or XP Pentium II 333MHz or Pentium compatible processor 64MB RAM (128MB recommended). USB Port 200MB free disk space CD-ROM drive Colour monitor with high colour(16-bit) graphics capability or higher Standard mouse & keyboard External microphone & speaker (not included)
3 Operating the Web Cam
Setting up the Web Cam
1. Assemble the web cam with the stand. 2. Put the Web Cam on top of your PC monitor or another flat surface. 3. Connect your microphone (not included) to your audio cards external microphone connector.
If you are using a notebook, assemble the web cam with the notebook clip as shown below:
Connecting the Web Cam to a computer
Plug the USB cable into the socket marked
NOTE: Before operating the Web Cam, connect it to the PC with the USB cable on the camera.
on your computer.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Close all applications which connected to the web cam before disconnecting the web cam from the computer. Unexpected disconnection from the computer may cause software conflict. Do not use a USB hub port that does not provide power to the camera.
Adjusting monitor display properties
Your monitor settings may need to be adjusted for better quality displays. To check your monitor settings: 1. Right click on the desktop, choose Properties. 2. In the Display window, click on the Settings tab. 3. From the colour palette field, select the desired setting (High Colour or True Colour). For best display quality, we recommend you select True Colour.
Adjust Monitor setting under the Colour
Use sufficient lighting. Place the light source behind the camera and facing the subject. If you cannot avoid backlight (i.e. light source pointing directly at the camera lens and behind the subject), you may enable backlight compensation with the camera software. Maintain consistent a lighting environment, i.e. do not mix fluorescent and other light types. Do not aim the camera directly at the light source.
The following description shows you how to manage the camera interface. 1. 2. :Press this button to take a snap shot. :Press this button to transfer the selected pictures to the Application Programs. :Press this button to adjust the camera settings (ie: Colour setting, Whitebalance , Ficker Control, Compression Rate, Frame Rate, Gamma, Flip Image).
:Press this button to select the snap shot size.
:Press this button to set the disk location which stores the pictures to be taken.
NOTE: In order to find your files easily, it is remmended to set the disk location as My Documents \ my photos.
:Press this button to delete the selected picture. :Press this button to exit the camera interface.
Taking pictures using PhotoStudio
Snap shot Button
1. Connect the PDC 301 to your computer. 2. Hold down the snap shot button until the application list prompts up.
3. Double click PhotoStudio 4 in the prompt up window to launch this program. 4. A window box will automatically pop out. Position your Web Cam to your object. Adjust the Focus Adjustment Ring until the image is sharp and clear. Press the Snap shot icon on your computer or the snap shot button on the camera to take a picture.
NOTE: If no action when you press the snap shot button, or you cant find PhotoStudio in the list, you can launch the PhotoStudio by yourself. Go to Start ->Programs ->Arcsoft Software Suite ->PhotoStudio 4.0.
Taking pictures using VideoImpression
3. Double click VideoImpression 1.6 in the prompt up window to launch this program. 4. A window box will automatically pop out. Position your Web Cam to your object. Adjust the Focus Adjustment Ring until the image is sharp and clear. Press the Snap shot icon on your computer or the snap shot button on the camera to take a picture.
NOTE: If no action when you press the snap shot button, or you cant find VideoImpression in the list, you can launch the VideoImpression by yourself. Go to Start ->Programs->Arcsoft Software Suite ->Video Impression 1.6.
Recording video clips using VideoImpression
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
Connect the PDC 301 to your computer. Hold down the snap shot button until the application list prompts up. Double click Video Impression in the list to launch this program. Adjust the Focus Adjustment Ring until the image is sharp and clear. Press "Record" button to start capture. When you finish, press Pause button to stop and then press "Save" button. 7. Select the destination folder and enter a name for the video file. 8. Click "Save" button to save the video file. 9. A small window "Add to album" will prompt out for saving your video file as templates.
NOTE: For Windows XP/2000 users who use NetMeeting for the first time , Go to Start -> Run ->type in conf ->click OK and then follow the on-screen set up instructions to set up NetMeeting.
1. Double click the NetMeeting icon on the desktop or select the NetMeeting icon from the Windows Start Menu. 2. If you need further help on how to use Microsoft NetMeeting, select the Help under the menu bar and choose the topic you need. Or you can visit the website: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ netmeeting.
4 Troubleshooting Problems
The trouble shooting guide is designed to help you. If problems continue, please contact your local customer support hot-line. See your registration card for help line contact details. Symptom Problem Solution
Cannot connect to video capture device in Arcsoft VideoImpression or Capture device was not detected in Arcsoft VideoImpression Camera Driver not Shut down all other applications successfully installed and attempt to re-installo the driver, or dowload the updated driver from www.polaroid-digital.com and install the updated driver. Connection failure Source not correctly Image not sharp My CD Installaion wizard does not work Check all cables connections are secured
selected Make sure Polaroid PDC 301 VGA camera being selected Adjust the focus by turning the Focus Adjustment Ring
Focus not correct
The auto installation file Go to the computer desktop. is switched to off Right click on My Computer. or Click Properties. Select Device The CD-ROM is Manager. Double click on the disconnected CD-ROM, double click on CDR (normally the manufacturers name). Click on Settings. Ensure Auto insert notification is ticked. If you change the settings the computer will ask you to restart your PC. Click Yes Please still connect the PDC 301 to PC and then restart the computer
The application cant launch System need to restart when press shutter button
Please also refer to the help files & User Guide that accompany the enclosed applications. For further information and support, please visit our website: http://www.polaroid-digital.com.
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5 Getting Help
Polaroid-digital Online Services ArcSoft Software Help
For North America
ArcSoft HQ Support Centre (Fremont California, CA) Tel: 1-800-762-8657 (toll free number) Fax: 1-510-440-1270 E-mail: email@example.com
Website: http://www.polaroid-digital.com For South & Central America
Tel: 1-510-979+5520 Fax: 1-510-440-1270 E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
ArcSoft China Support Centre (Beijing) Tel: 8610-6849-1368 Fax: 8610-6849-1367 E-mail: email@example.com
ArcSoft Japan Support Centre (Tokyo) Tel: +81-03-3834-5256 Fax: +81-03-5816-4730 Web: http://www.mds2000.co.jp/ arcsoft E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
ArcSoft Australian Support Centre (Baulkham Hills, New South Wales) Tel: 61 (2) 9899-5888 Fax: 61 (2) 9899-5728 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
For Europe/Middle East/
Africa & Rest of the World ArcSoft Europe Support Centre (Ireland) Tel: +353-(0) 61-702087 Fax: +353-(0) 61-702001 E-mail: email@example.com
Visit http://www.arcsoft.com for technical support and frequently asked questions (FAQs).
Memory: N/A Image Sensor: 1/5 CMOS, VGA Web-cam frame rate: VGA - 7-10fps (approx.) CIF - 7-10fps (approx.) Still Image: High Resolution (VGA) - 640 x 480 pixel Low Resolution (QVGA) - 320 x 240 pixel Video Clip: unlimited when connected to the computer via video capture software File Format: (Still Image - JPEG format, Video Image - AVI format) Interface: USB External Connector: USB Power Supply: USB Port Operating System: Microsoft Windows 98SE, Me, 2000 or XP
Uninstalling the Camera Driver
1. Select control panel from the start menu. 2. Select Add/ Remove Program. 3. Select Polaroid PDC 301 VGA Camera. Select Change/ Remove and follow the onscreen prompts.
Tips, Your Safety & Maintenance
Your camera should only be operated within the following environmental conditions: 41-104 Fahrenheit; 5-40 Celsius 20% - 85% relative humidity, non-condensing Camera performance may be affected outside these conditions. Camera Cautions ALWAYS seek advice from a service dealer. NEVER immerse any part of the camera or its accessories into any fluid or liquid. ALWAYS disconnect the camera from your PC before cleaning it. ALWAYS remove dust or stains with a soft cloth dampened with water or neutral detergent. NEVER place hot items on the surface of the camera. NEVER attempt to open or disassemble camera as this will affect any warranty claim.
FCC Notice This device complies with Part 15 of FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Warning: Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the users authority to operate the equipment.
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for 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 receiver. Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is needed. Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/ TV technician for help. Shielded cable must be used with this unit to ensure compliance with the Class B FCC limits.
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