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7-in-1 VideoCam
Model: SV-200
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  • Page 1 Acer Multi-Functional 7-in-1 VideoCam Model: SV-200 User’s Guide...
  • Page 3 PCSafety Precautions PCSafety Precautions Dear Users, Please read this manual thoroughly before you start to use your SV- 200(“SV2“ for short). In addition, please keep this manual properly, if there is any question about SV2 in the future, please help yourself to find the answer within.
  • Page 4: Introduction

    Introduction Introduction The Acer Multi-Functional 7-in-1 VideoCam integrated the functions of video recording (MPEG4 format), photo shotting, audio recording, MP3 playback, PC camera, and USB Storage Drive, SD/MMC card reader into a popular seven-in-one product. Its light weight, outstanding power...
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    PCTable of Contents PCTable of Contents Safety Precautions ..............iii Introduction ................iv T.O.C .................... v 1 Preparations 1-1 Accessories ................1 SV2 / Power adaptor / Battery ....... . . 1 SD memory card(optional) / A/V cable .
  • Page 6 PCTable of Contents Video System / Media Format ....... . 18 Auto Power Off / Storage Select / Set to default .
  • Page 7: Preparations

    1-1 Accessories PC1 Preparations 1-1 Accessories Power adaptor Battery SD memory card (Optional)
  • Page 8: Usb Cable / Stereo Headphone / Hand Strap / Companion Cd

    1-1 Accessories able A/V able Stereo eadphone Hand trap Companion CD...
  • Page 9: Using Ac Power Adaptor

    1-2 Using AC power adaptor 1-2 Using AC adaptor AC Adapter can provide necessary power to this produc t , it can also re- charge the battery. Plug the AC end of the adaptor to the wall(1), and plug the DC end of the adaptor to the DC-in jack of the SV2 (2).
  • Page 10: Using Battery

    1-3 Using Battery 1-3 Using Battery Battery installation: Put SV2 on a desk, front face down. Gently push battery cover toward the bottom of the SV2 to remove it. (1,2) Put the metal contact end of the battery align with the metal battery contact within SV2. Slide the battery into the bay with 45°...
  • Page 11: Battery Removal

    1-4 Installing SD Memory Card(Optional) Battery removal: Put SV2 on a desk, front face down. Gently push battery cover toward the bottom of the SV2 to remove it. (1,2) Lift bottom end of the battery, about 45° (3) and take the battery out of the bay. When done, replace the cover, and push the cover toward the direction of the top of the SV2 until the cover is fully closed.
  • Page 12: Installing The Hand Strap

    1-5 Installing the Hand Strap To remove the card, push the card firmly into the slot, then release. The card will be ejected from the slot. You can remove the card at that time. Note: When inserting and removing the SD memory card, please be sure you turned the power off.
  • Page 13: Touring Your Sv2

    2-1 Knowing your SV2 PC2 Touring Your SV2 2-1 Knowing your SV2 Front panel Speaker Screen Mode switch Left hand side USB port A/V output Headphone jack Right hand side Power button...
  • Page 14: Operation

    2-2 Operation Jog dial switch Rear panel Status LED Lens Microphone Bottom DC-in jack SD memory card slot 2-2 Operation Power button: When turning on, press button at the right hand side of SV2 until screen goes live. When turning off, press button at the right hand side of SV2 for about three seconds until the screen shuts off.
  • Page 15: Control Button / Jog Dial Switch

    2-2 Operation Control button: button can start/stop recoding/ playback button can switch the SV2 between recording and playback function or back to upper level of menu items. Note: The function of these two buttons varies with different modes. Jog dial switch: Located at right hand side of the SV2, under the power button, you can dial it upward, downward, or push it.
  • Page 16: Headphone

    2-3 Headphone 2-3 Headphone When using headphone, simply plug it into the audio jack located at the left hand side of the unit. When the headphone is plugged in, stereo audio output switches to the headphone automatically. There will be no output from the built-in speaker of SV2.
  • Page 17: Menu Items

    2-5 Menu Items 2-5 Menu Items Recording function menu Video recording Exposure Value White Balance Video Quality Audio Quality Exit Photo taking Exposure Value White Balance Picture Quality Self Timer...
  • Page 18 2-5 Menu Items Date Stamp Exit Audio recording Audio Quality Exit...
  • Page 19: Playback Function Menu

    2-5 Menu Items Playback function menu Video mode Volume Control File List Delete Current Delete All Playback Repeat Exit Photo mode File List Delete Current Delete All DPOF Print...
  • Page 20 2-5 Menu Items Exit File List Delete Current Delete All Playback Repeat Exit Audio File List Delete Current Delete All Playback Repeat Exit...
  • Page 21: Setup

    2-5 Menu Items Setup Set Clock Set Clock 50/60 HZ Video System Media Format Auto Power Off Storage Select Set to default...
  • Page 22: Screen Indications

    2-6 Screen Indications 2-6 Screen Indications Description a. SD card remaining space: showing SD card available memory space in percentage form. Multiply SD card total memory space by shown percentage will get available memory. b. Zoom indication: Applied in video recording and photo taking modes.
  • Page 23: Setup For All Modes

    2-7 Setup for All Modes 2-7 Setup for All Modes Switch the mode switch to , and start all pre-operation setups. Dial the jog dial switch up and down can switch between modes. Set Clock: If date and time shown is incorrect, please push the jog dial switch and hence both of them can be adjusted accordingly.
  • Page 24: Video System / Media Format

    2-7 Setup for All Modes Video System: Switching between [NTSC] and [ PAL]. Default is NTSC. When setting is in [NTSC], the standard output resolution is QVGA(320x240), when setting is in [PAL], the standard output resolution is CIF (352 x 288). NTSC standard TV output is using in Taiwan, United States, and Japan, while PAL is using in most European countries,...
  • Page 25: Auto Power Off / Storage Select / Set To Default

    2-7 Setup for All Modes Auto Power Off: In order to save battery power, you can set SV2 to automatically power off after 1,3,5,10 minutes without any operation move. If [Disable] is selected, SV2 will not execute automatic power off. Storage Select: You can select to storing data to either 16MB built-in memory [internal]...
  • Page 26: Battery Recharge

    2-8 Battery Recharge 2-8 Battery Recharge If you notice the battery life remains one slot only (as shown ), that is, your SV2 has remaining battery life below 30%. Please recharge your SV2 now. When recharging, the battery life indicator on the screen will flash, and the LED at the rear of LED flash red light simultaneously.
  • Page 27: Using Your Sv2

    3-1 Video Recording PC3 Using Your SV2 You can use to switch between Recording/Taking and Play function of video recording, photo taking, and audio recording functions. MP3 has play function only. This chapter will introduce all functions clockwisely according to the sequence on them on the mode switch.
  • Page 28 3-1 Video Recording 3. Press button to start recording. Note: 1. If you wish to change focus, you can dial the jog dial switch upward or downward any time during recording. 2. When shows on screen, it is indicating SD card in use as your data storage.
  • Page 29 3-1 Video Recording White Balance: White objects may looks extremely white under sun shine, but may not be so white in other lighting conditions. In order to compensate the color change due to various lighting conditions, you can use [White Balance] to adjust. SV2 has four White Balance settings [Auto]: Automatic detect...
  • Page 30: Playback / Settings

    3-1 Video Recording Audio Quality: [High]: Recording in the best audio quality. [Good]: Recording in ordinary good audio quality. [Economic]: Recording in space saving audio quality. The better audio quality recorded, the more memory space will be taken. Please refer 4-4 for details of memory space taken by each mode. Playback (both Video and Audio) [High]: Recording in the best audio...
  • Page 31 3-1 Video Recording 2. And press button to switch to playback function. Note: 1. When button is pressed, SV2 will playback your latest recording automatically. During playback, you can push the jog dial switch upward and downward to conduct fast forward and backward. 2.
  • Page 32 3-1 Video Recording File List: Displays all video files recorded. File names in red are files previously selected or currently playing. The name in white represents file being selected now. Press the jog dial switch to start playing this file. Delete Current: Select [Yes] to delete current file.
  • Page 33: Photo Shooting

    3-2 Photo Shooting Playback Repeat: There are three options: [Off]: Stop when finishes playing selected file. That is, the selected file will be played once only. [Current]: Play currently selected file repeatedly. [Sequential]: Play all files in sequence, repeatedly. 3-2 Photo Shooting How to take a photo: 1.
  • Page 34 3-2 Photo Shooting 3. If you wish to change focus, you can dial the jog dial switch upward (zoom in) or downward (zoom out). 4. Aim the target and press shutter button Note: When shutter button is depressed, Processing message will be shown on the screen for about one second.
  • Page 35 3-2 Photo Shooting White Balance: White objects may looks extremely white under sun shine, but may not be so white in other lighting conditions. In order to compensate the color change due to various lighting conditions, you can use “White Balance” to adjust. SV2 has four White Balance settings¢w [Auto]: Automatic detect...
  • Page 36: Playback / Settings

    3-2 Photo Shooting Self Timer: [Disable]: Self timer disabled. [Enable]: Photo will be taken 10seconds later. When using self timer, the LED at the rear of the SV2 will flash blue. Date Stamp: [Disable]: no date stamp on photo. [Enable]: Imprint date at lower left corner of the photo with blue font.
  • Page 37 3-2 Photo Shooting Note: 1. When icon button is pressed, SV2 will display latest picture taken automatically. 2. The current photo number/total photo number is shown at the upper left corner of the screen. 3.The date of picture taken will be displayed at the lower right corner of the screen.
  • Page 38 3-2 Photo Shooting Delete All: Select [Yes] to delete all files. Note: There will be no further warning or confirmation message after you selected [Yes] in both “Delete Current” and “Delete All”. Please be careful on using these commands. DPOF Print: If [On] is selected means this photo can be printed from any printer that supports this protocol...
  • Page 39: Mp3 Playback

    3-3 MP3 Playback 3-3 MP3 Playback Download MP3 files from you PC: 1. Use the USB cable in the package and plug it into the Mini USB port located at the left hand side of SV2. 2. If you are using Windows XP or Windows 2000 operating ®...
  • Page 40 3-3 MP3 Playback The way of MP3 files duplication Select the files you wish to duplicate, and hold the right key of your mouse. Right click “Copy” in the menu shown. Click on the designated folder (G:\DCIM\100MEDIA, for example), Right click, select “Paste”...
  • Page 41 3-3 MP3 Playback Note: You can either repeat the above process several times to copy individual files or you can select multiple files and copy them at once. Detail about how to Copy and Paste, please refer to user’s manual of your operating system. 4.
  • Page 42: Playback Mp3 / Settings

    3-3 MP3 Playback Playback MP3: 1. Select on mode switch. 2. Within File List, you dial the jog dial switch upward or downward to browse the MP3 files stored in the SV2. When selected, press the switch to play. 3. When MP3 playback starts, SV2 will turn off the screen to save battery power.
  • Page 43 3-3 MP3 Playback Settings Delete Current: Select [Yes] to delete current file. Delete All: Select [Yes] to delete all files. Note: There will be no further warning or confirmation message after you selected [Yes] in both “Delete Current” and “Delete All”. Please be careful on using these commands.
  • Page 44: Audio Recording

    3-4 Audio Recording Playback Repeat: There are three choices, [Off]: Stop when playback finishes. Selected MP3 plays once only. [Current]: Playback current MP3 repeatedly. [Sequential]: Playback all MP3 files in sequence, repeatedly. 3-4 Audio Recording Recording: 1. Select on mode switch. 2.
  • Page 45: Playback / Settings

    3-4 Audio Recording [High]: Recording in the best audio quality. [Good]: Recording in ordinary good audio quality. [Economic]: Recording in space saving audio quality. The better audio quality recorded, the more memory space will be taken. Please refer 4-4 for details of memory space taken by each mode 3.
  • Page 46 3-4 Audio Recording Delete Current: Select [Yes] to delete current file. Delete All: Select [Yes] to delete all files. Note: There will be no further warning or confirmation message after you selected [Yes] in both “Delete Current” and “Delete All”. Please be careful on using these commands.
  • Page 47: Pc Camera

    3-5 PC Camera 3-5 PC Camera 1. Plug the USB cable packaged with SV2 into the Mini USB port located at the left hand side of SV2. Note: When USB cable is plugged in, the screen display will disappear. The display will resume when USB cable is removed.
  • Page 48: Usb Storage Drive

    3-6 USB Storage Drive 3-6 USB Storage Drive Except when using SV2 as a PC camera, all the rest modes allows you to connect SV2 with your PC via USB cable, and use SV2 as an USB removable disk. 1. Plug the USB cable packaged with SV2 into the Mini USB port located at the left hand side of SV2.
  • Page 49: Miscellaneous

    4-1 Taking Care of Your SV2 PC4 Miscellaneous 4-1 Taking Care of Your SV2 About SV2: Be aware of where you store your SV2. Keep SV2 and its accessories out of children’s reach. Keep SV2 dry--rain and moisture may damage the electronic parts within SV2.
  • Page 50: About The Battery

    4-2 Write Protection and File Structure of SD Memory Card(Optional) About the battery Please use certified battery. Please refer to 4-6 for battery specifications. Duration of operation - Temperature may affect the duration of battery operation. Higher temperature or lower temperature may both shorten the duration of operation.
  • Page 51: Using Cd To Install

    4-3 Software Installation and Use Using CD to install There are two major steps: Step 1, insert companion CD into your PC CD drive. Do not connect your SV2 to PC for now. Step 2, connect your SV2 to PC and, If your PC uses Windows ®...
  • Page 52 4-3 Software Installation and Use 4. Connect your SV2 to PC. The PC will detect the new hardware. Then "Insert Disk" message shows, click "OK" button. 5. The "Insert Disk" warning message will show up again for consecutively three times. Click "Skip" in all occasions.
  • Page 53 4-3 Software Installation and Use 2. In both dialog boxes showing "Welcome to the InstallShield Wizard for Digital Camera" and "Information", click on the "Next" button. 3. The driver installation will then start and proceed automatically. 4. In the following two "Hardware Installation"...
  • Page 54: Installing Via Connecting Sv2 To Pc

    4-3 Software Installation and Use 5. When installation completes, click on "Finish" to finish installation process. 6. Remove companion CD from optical drive and connect your SV2 to PC. When PC detects it, the "Hardware Installation" dialog windows will appear twice. Select "Continue Anyway"...
  • Page 55 1. Your PC will detect a new device automatically. An “Add New Hardware Wizard” will appear. Click on the “Next” button. 2. Select “Search for the best driver for your device. (Recommended)”, and click on the “Next” button. 3. In the next window, Windows will search for ®...
  • Page 56 4. Windows will find the ® SV2’s USB driver in the companion CD. Click on the “Next” button to start installation. When completes, click on the “Finish” button to finish the driver installation. 5. When driver installation completes, restart your PC. You will see two removable drives in the Explorer.
  • Page 57 Using Windows 98 operating system ® 1. Your PC will detect your SV2 and pop up an “Add New Hardware Wizard”. Click on the “Next” button. 2. Please select “Display a list of all...” . 3. The system will find an unknown USB composite device for installation.
  • Page 58 4. Please insert your companion CD into the CD-ROM drive, then select the CD- ROM drive as the source . Click on “OK”. 5. When system finds the hardware to be installed, please click on the “Next” button. 6. Click on Next to start installation.
  • Page 59 7. Another installation window will appear, click on “Next” button. 8. Select “Search for the best driver for your device. (Recommended)”, and click on the “Next” button. 9. Select ”Specify a location” and finds the drivers path, click on the “Next” button.
  • Page 60 10. Click on the Next button to start installation. When installation completes, click on the “Finish” button. 11. Last step of installation is exactly the same as step 7 through 10. When finishes, restart PC and you will be able to use SV2 as a PC camera.
  • Page 61 Using Windows XP operating system: ® 1. Your PC will detect SV2 automatically, please select “ Install from a list or specific location (Advanced)” and click on “Next” button. 2. Insert the companion CD into CD-ROM drive and click on “Search removable media”...
  • Page 62 4. The file duplication will then start. When completes, the following dialog box will appear. Click on “Finish” and start the next step of installation. 5. The second step of installation is the same as the first step. Please select “Install from a list or specific location (Advanced)”...
  • Page 63: Using Pc Camera

    7. The file duplication will then start. When completes, the following dialog box will appear. Click on “Finish” and finish the installation. Using PC Camera When driver is installed, you can start use your SV2 as a PC camera. There are many software can be used on a PC camera, such as Windows Movie ®...
  • Page 64: Memory Space Consumption Of Each Mode

    4-4 Memory Space Consumption of Each Mode 4-4 Memory Space Consumption of Each Mode Each mode will consume different size of memory due to their corresponding quality settings. The higher the quality set, the more memory space will be taken. The following chart shows a reference value of various scenarios. The first column is the memory capacity, and other cells are corresponding values.
  • Page 65: Recording Motion Pictures (Mpeg4) / Voice Recording Mode

    4-5 Message List Voice Recording Mode High Normal Economic (22k/s) (16k/s) (12k/s) 16 MB 12 min 17 min 23 min 32 MB 25 min 34 min 46 min 64 MB 50 min 1 h 8 min 1 h 31 min 128 MB 1 h 39 min 2 h 17 min...
  • Page 66: Specification

    4-6 Specification 4-6 Specification Resolution 4 Mega Pixel (Using Software Interpolation resolution) Video Sensor CMOS Sensor (2 Mega Pixel resolution) Display Panel 1.5 inch Color TFT LCD (280x220 color resolution) Expansion Memory SD/MMC Card(Optional) I/O Port Mini USB (Support USB1.1 connect to computer), AV (Support NTSC/PAL connect to TV), SD card slot, Headphono jack Main Memory Build-in 16MB NAND Flash, support external SD card storage...
  • Page 73 Acer Multi-Functional 7-in-1 Video-Cam SV-200...
  • Page 76 SV2) (MPEG4 SD/MMC...
  • Page 77 ................1 / SD ....../ USB ....2 ..............
  • Page 78 ....19 ................20 ................21 ......... 21 .
  • Page 81 (AC Adapter)
  • Page 82 (1,2)
  • Page 83 1-4 SD (1,2) 1-4 SD...
  • Page 88 (MP3 (Video in) (Audio in)
  • Page 89 (Exposure Value) (White Balance) (Video Quality) (Audio Quality) (Exit) (Exposure Value) (White Balance) (Picture Quality) (Self Timer)
  • Page 90 (Date Stamp) (Exit) (Audio Quality) (Exit)
  • Page 91 (Volume Control) (File List) (Delete Current) (Delete All) (Playback Repeat) (Exit) (File List) (Delete Current) (Delete All) (DPOF Print)
  • Page 92 (Exit) (File List) (Delete Current) (Delete All) (Playback Repeat) (Exit) (File List) (Delete Current) (Delete All) (Playback Repeat) (Exit)
  • Page 93 (Set Clock) (50/60 HZ) (Video System) (Media Format) (Auto Power Off) (Storage Select) (Set to default)
  • Page 94 100% 70% 30% ..
  • Page 95 (Set Clock) (50/60 HZ) [50HZ] [60HZ] 60HZ...
  • Page 96 (Video System) NTSC NTSC [NTSC] QVGA(320x240) [PAL] CIF (352 x 288) NTSC (Media Format)
  • Page 97 (Auto Power Off) 3 5 10 [Disable] (Storage Select) 16MB [internal] [SD Card] (Set to default) [Yes]...
  • Page 98 BATTERY LOW!
  • Page 99 Video Quality (...
  • Page 100 (Exposure Value)
  • Page 101 (White Balance) [Auto] [Day Light] [Fluorescent] [Tungsten] (Video Quality) [High] [Good] [Economic]...
  • Page 102 (Audio Quality) [High] [Good] [Economic]...
  • Page 103 (Volume Control) (File List)
  • Page 104 (Delete Current) [Yes] (Delete All) [Yes] (Delete Current) (Delete All) (Playback Repeat) [Off] [Current] [Sequential]...
  • Page 105 Picture Quality (...
  • Page 106 (Exposure Value) (White Balance) [Auto] [Day Light] [Fluorescent] [Tungsten]...
  • Page 107 (Picture Quality) [High] [Good] [Economic] (Self Timer) [Disable] [Enable] (Date Stamp) [Disable] [Enable]...
  • Page 108 (DPOF) (File List)
  • Page 109 (Delete Current) [Yes] (Delete All) [Yes] (Delete Current) (Delete All) (DPOF Print) [On]...
  • Page 110 3-3 MP3 3-3 MP3 Mini USB Windows Windows 2000 ® ® F:\DCIM\100MEDIA)
  • Page 111 3-3 MP3...
  • Page 112 3-3 MP3 (File List)
  • Page 113 3-3 MP3 (Delete Current) [Yes] (Delete All) [Yes] (Delete Current) (Delete All) (Playback Repeat) [Off] [Current] [Sequential]...
  • Page 114 Audio Quality [High] [Good] [Economic]...
  • Page 115 (File List)
  • Page 116 (Delete Current) [Yes] (Delete All) [Yes] (Delete Current) (Delete All) (Playback Repeat) [Off] [Current] [Sequential]...
  • Page 117 Mini USB Windows Movie Maker ® Windows NetMeeting ®...
  • Page 118 Mini USB USB STORAGE Windows Windows 2000 ® ®...
  • Page 119: Sv2

    (AC Adapter)
  • Page 120: Sd ( )

    4-2 SD 4-2 SD LOCK...
  • Page 121 windows ® Driver Welcome to... Information Next...
  • Page 122 Finish...
  • Page 123 Windows ® windows ® USB Driver Welcome to ... Information Next...
  • Page 125 Finish...
  • Page 126: Sv2

    Windows XP Windows 2000 ® ® Windows ®...
  • Page 127 CD-ROM...
  • Page 128 Windows ®...
  • Page 129 DC1\usb_driver...
  • Page 131 CD-ROM Windows ®...
  • Page 132 Windows ®...
  • Page 135 Windows Movie Maker Windows NetMeeting ® ® Windows Movie Maker ® Windows Movie Maker(Windows ® ® /Windows Movie Maker Windows ® Movie Maker...
  • Page 136: (Mpeg4)

    (DSC Mode) High 400 Good 300 Economic 200 (2,304 x 1,704) (2,048 x 1,536) (1,600 x 1,200) 16 MB 32 MB 64 MB 128 MB 256 MB 1312 512 MB 1504 1760 2624 (MPEG4) High Normal Economic CBR (500k) CBR (300k) 16 MB 32 MB 64 MB...
  • Page 137 High Normal Economic (22k/s) (16k/s) (12k/s) 16 MB 32 MB 64 MB 128 MB 256 MB 512 MB NO FILE NO DISK DISK FULL USB STORAGE CARD LOCK BATTERY LOW! Processing FORMAT ERROR...
  • Page 138 CMOS(200 TFT L D 280 x 220 SD/MMC Mini-USB( USB1.1 ) AV( NTSC/PAL ) SD 16MB Flash 512MB) 16MB (1,600 x 1,200 (2,048 x 1,536 (2,304 x 1,704 (MPEG4 32MB SD 64MB 128MB 55~60 16MB 320 x 240/30fps,640x480/10fps 780mAh 116 x 50 x 21mm( 26mm)
  • Page 140 Rev.D-001.2003.12...