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DVR 504
Camcorder

User Manual

© 2010 Sakar International, Inc. All rights reserved.
Windows and the Windows logo are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
All other trademarks are the property of their respective companies.

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  • Page 1: User Manual

    DVR 504 Camcorder User Manual © 2010 Sakar International, Inc. All rights reserved. Windows and the Windows logo are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective companies.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Introduction ..........................2 What‟s Included ..........................2 Parts of the Camera ........................3 Initial Camera Setup ........................4 Main Camera Modes ........................6 Camera Technical Specifications ....................7 Computer System Requirements – WINDOWS OS ..............8 Computer System Requirements – MAC OS ................8 Using Your Digital Camera ......................
  • Page 3: Introduction

    Thank you for purchasing this digital video recorder. 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. Please read this manual carefully first in order to get the most out of your digital video recorder.
  • Page 4: Parts Of The Camera

    Parts of the Camera Down Button LCD Screen Up Button 10. Digital Lens Shutter Button 11. SD Memory Card Slot Power Button 12. Tripod Socket Delete Button 13. Microphone MODE Button Mirror TV Out 15. Battery Compartment USB Jack...
  • Page 5: Initial Camera Setup

    Initial Camera Setup Installing the Batteries Installing the Memory Card Insert 3 x AAA batteries. Alkaline batteries recommended. Insert SD Memory card (up to 32GB) before use. Turning On the Camera Using the Camera Selecting the modes...
  • Page 6 Initial Startup: Powering the Digital video recorder ON 1. Make sure the batteries have been inserted properly into your digital video recorder. Use 3 x AAA (1.5v) batteries. Alkaline batteries recommended for use. 2. Make sure an SD card has been properly inserted into your digital video recorder (inserted until a click sound is heard).
  • Page 7: Main Camera Modes

    Main Camera Modes Your camera has different modes for the various camera functions. You can switch modes by pressing the MODE 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.
  • Page 8: Camera Technical Specifications

    Camera Technical Specifications Image Sensor CMOS Sensor Image Resolution (VGA) 640 x 480 pixels Video Resolution (VGA)640X480 pixels (30 fps), (QVGA) 320X240 pixels (30 fps) File Format JPEG/AVI Limited – 2 test photos or video: 4 seconds VGA/8 seconds Internal Memory QVGA External Memory SD Card (up to 32GB)
  • Page 9: Computer System Requirements - Windows Os

    Computer System Requirements – WINDOWS OS 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 ...
  • Page 10: Using Your Digital Camera

    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 properly into your camera. Powering the camera ON Press the Power button to turn your camera ON.
  • Page 11: Lcd Icons

    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 button.
  • Page 12: Video Capture Mode

    Video Capture Mode The Video Capture Mode allows you to capture videos with your digital camera. Taking a Video 1. Flip open the LCD cover and power on the digital video recorder. 2. When the camera is first powered on, the camera will be in Video Capture Mode. 3.
  • Page 13: Photo Capture Mode

    Photo Capture Mode The Photo Capture mode allows you to capture pictures with your digital camera. Taking a Picture 1. Flip open the LCD cover and power on the digital video recorder. 2. When the camera is first powered on, the camera will be in Video Capture Mode. 3.
  • Page 14: Playback Mode

    Playback Mode The Playback mode will allow you to review and edit photos and videos that you‟ve already taken with you camera. Viewing Photos on Your Digital Video Recorder 1. When you first turn on the camera, the camera will be in Video Capture mode by default. 2.
  • Page 15 Viewing Videos on Your Digital Video Recorder 1. When you first turn on the camera, the camera will be in Video Capture mode by default. 2. Press the MODE button twice to open the Playback Mode. Note: An ‘X’ will be displayed on the LCD if there are no images saved on your SD Memory Card.
  • Page 16 3. Press the UP or DOWN button to select either:  „ ‟ – Delete the image permanently. „X‟ – Do not delete the image. 4. Press the Shutter button to confirm your selection. Delete All Images 1. While in Playback Mode, press the DELETE button TWICE to delete all the images (both videos and photos).
  • Page 17: Connecting The Camera To A Tv

    Connecting the Camera to a TV The camera has an AV port to use your larger TV screen in place of the camera`s LCD screen. On plugging the TV Cable (supplied) to the camera‟s AV slot and to the TV, the LCD screen turns blank.
  • Page 18: Installing The Software

    CD/DVD drive and click on “Setup.exe” to launch the installer. 3. On Macintosh: Click the icon that appears on the desktop to install the Vivitar Experience Image Manager. 4. If you do not have internet access at the time of inserting the CD-ROM, connect to the internet and then click the “Install Vivitar Experience Image Manager”...
  • Page 19: Connecting The Camera To The Computer

    13. On Macintosh: Click the “Quit” button when the installation is complete. Click the “Launch Vivitar Experience Image Manager” to open the application. 14. If you close the application you can run the Vivitar Experience Image Manager from the Programs (PC) or Applications (Mac) menu on your computer.
  • Page 20: Getting Photos And Videos From Your Camera To Your Computer

    Getting Photos and Videos from your Camera to Your Computer An SD card needs to be inserted. Do not disconnect the cable during transfer. Doing so will cancel the transfer of any files on their way to your computer. 1. Select the “Get Images” button from the Main menu. 2.
  • Page 21: Get Started

     Edit images using automatic and manual tools  Use automatic “Geotagging” with built in Google Maps For more details on how to use the Vivitar Experience Image Manager open the Help file or click the “Take the Tour” button on the application`s Home page.
  • Page 22: Transfer Media From My Camera To My Computer Manually (using Macintosh)

    Transfer media from my camera to my computer manually (Using Macintosh) 1. Use the USB cable that came with your camera to connect your camera to your computer. 2. MSDC appears on the LCD. 3. The camera‟s device icon appears on the desktop. 4.
  • Page 23: Sakar Warranty Card

    Sakar Warranty Card This warranty covers for the original consumer purchaser only and is not transferable. Products that fail to function properly UNDER NORMAL USAGE, due to defects in material or workmanship will be repaired at no charge for parts or labor for a period of one year from the time of purchase.
  • Page 24: Technical Support

    Technical Support For technical support issues please visit our website at www.vivitar.com. You can find manuals, software and FAQ‟s at the website. Can‟t find what you are looking for? E-mail us at support@vivitar.com and one of our technical support team members will answer your questions.

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