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Acer CR-5130 User Manual

Acer CR-5130 User Manual

5.25 megapixels ccd imager digital camera
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This device complies with Part 15 of the 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.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for Class B digital devices,
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 connected
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help
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.


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  • Page 1: Fcc Statement

    FCC STATEMENT This device complies with Part 15 of the 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.
  • Page 2: Trademark Information

    TRADEMARK INFORMATION Microsoft and Windows are U.S. registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. ® ® Pentium is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation. ® Macintosh is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc. is a trademark. Other names and products may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
  • Page 3 WARNINGS Do not use the camera if it is emitting smoke, unusual odor or noise, becoming unusually hot to be touched, or if it is in any other abnormal state. Operating the camera in any of these circumstances may cause a fire or an electrical shock. Stop using the camera immediately, turn the camera off, and then disconnect the power source.
  • Page 4 CAUTIONS Do not place the camera in damp or dusty locations. This may cause a fire or an electrical shock. Do not place the camera in a location affected by oil fumes or steam, such as near a cooking stove or humidifier. This may cause a fire or an electrical shock. Do not cover or wrap the camera with a cloth or quilt.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS INTRODUCTION------------------------------------------------------------9 Overview------------------------------------------------------------------------------9 Package Contents-----------------------------------------------------------------10 Optional Accessories------------------------------------------------------------10 GETTING TO KNOW THE CAMERA---------------------------------11 Front View---------------------------------------------------------------------------11 Rear View----------------------------------------------------------------------------12 Mode Dial----------------------------------------------------------------------------13 Viewfinder LED Indicator--------------------------------------------------------14 LCD Monitor Information -------------------------------------------------------15 GETTING STARTED------------------------------------------------------17 Installing the Battery--------------------------------------------------------------17 Using an AC Power Adapter--------------------------------------------------18 Charging the Battery--------------------------------------------------------------19 Inserting an SD Memory Card-------------------------------------------------20 Attaching the Strap----------------------------------------------------------------21 TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS------------------------------------------------22 Photography in the Auto Capture Mode [...
  • Page 6 Using the Optical Zoom---------------------------------------------------------24 Using the Digital Zoom-----------------------------------------------------------25 Using the Self-timer---------------------------------------------------------------26 Using the Flash---------------------------------------------------------------------27 Changing the Focus--------------------------------------------------------------29 Changing the Exposure Compensation------------------------------------30 Setting the Image Size and Quality------------------------------------------32 Photography in the Program Mode [ P ]------------------------------------34 Photography in the Shutter Speed-priority Mode [ Tv ]----------------34 Photography in the Aperture-priority Mode [ Av ]-----------------------35 Photography in the Full Manual Mode [ M ]--------------------------------36 Photography in the Portrait Mode [...
  • Page 7 Quickview---------------------------------------------------------------------------43 Interval/Count---------------------------------------------------------------------44 AE/AWB setting------------------------------------------------------------------44 White Balance----------------------------------------------------------------------44 Metering-----------------------------------------------------------------------------45 ISO-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------46 Manual WB------------------------------------------------------------------------46 PLAYING BACK IMAGES [ Playing Back Photographed images (Single-Frame Playback)--------------------------------------------------------47 Voice Record-----------------------------------------------------------------------48 Playing Back Movies------------------------------------------------------------49 Thumbnail Display----------------------------------------------------------------51 Zoom Playback---------------------------------------------------------------------52 Slideshow Display----------------------------------------------------------------53 DPOF (Digital Print Order Format)-------------------------------------------54 Protect---------------------------------------------------------------------------------55 LCD Brightness--------------------------------------------------------------------56 LCD Monitor Display (Playback Mode)------------------------------------56 ERASING IMAGES [ ]-----------------------------------------------------------57 Erasing Single Image--------------------------------------------------------57 Erasing All Images-------------------------------------------------------------57...
  • Page 8 Erasing Selected Image------------------------------------------------------58 SET-UP MODE-----------------------------------------------------------------------59 Basic Setting-----------------------------------------------------------------------59 Card Information-----------------------------------------------------------------59 File Number-----------------------------------------------------------------------60 Format------------------------------------------------------------------------------60 Sound--------------------------------------------------------------------------------61 Beep---------------------------------------------------------------------------------61 Auto Off---------------------------------------------------------------------------62 Custom Setting---------------------------------------------------------------------63 Date/Time---------------------------------------------------------------------------63 System Reset--------------------------------------------------------------------63 Language---------------------------------------------------------------------------64 Video Output-----------------------------------------------------------------------64 System Information---------------------------------------------------------------65 TRANSFERRING RECORDED IMAGES/MOVIES TO YOUR COMPUTER-----------------------------------------------------------------------------66 Step 1: Installing the USB Driver--------------------------------------------67 Step 2: Connecting the Camera to Your Computer--------------------67 Step 3: Downloading Images/Movies---------------------------------------67 INSTALLING NTI PHOTO SUITE-----------------------------------------------69 CONNECTING THE CAMERA TO OTHER DEVICES-------------------70...
  • Page 9: Introduction

    INTRODUCTION Overview Your new digital camera delivers high quality, 2560 x 1920 resolution images using a 5.25 Megapixels CCD imager. Using either the optical viewfinder or the 1.5” TFT color image LCD monitor, you can compose images and then examine them in detail. An auto-flash sensor automatically detects the shooting (lighting) conditions and determines whether the flash should be used.
  • Page 10: Package Contents

    Package Contents Carefully unpack your camera and ensure that you have the following items. In the event that any item is missing or if you find any mismatch or damage, promptly contact to your dealer. 1 x Digital camera 1 x Camera pouch 1 x SD card 1 x Rechargeable Li-ion battery-pack 1 x AC-Mains Adapter/Charger...
  • Page 11: Getting To Know The Camera

    GETTING TO KNOW THE CAMERA Front View 1. Self-timer/AF support LED 2. Optical viewfinder 3. Built-in flash 4. Shutter button 5. Lens/lens cover 6. POWER Power button 7. MIC Microphone 8. Mode dial 9. DC IN 5V terminal 10. USB/A/V OUT terminal...
  • Page 12: Rear View

    Rear View Arrow button (up) Focus button/macro Arrow button (left) Exp./back light 3. SET Set button Arrow button (right) Flash button Arrow button (down) Self-timer button/interval 1. Diopter adjustment dial 2. Viewfinder 3. Viewfinder LED Zoom button 5. Speaker Menu button Display button 8.
  • Page 13: Mode Dial

    Mode Dial Auto mode Program mode Tv (Shutter Speed priority) Av (Aperture priority) Manual mode Portrait mode Sports mode Night scene mode Movie mode Set-up mode PC mode Playback mode...
  • Page 14: Viewfinder Led Indicator

    Viewfinder LED Indicator Color State Photography Mode Green On AE or AF is locked In standby with the Shutter button held half down. Writing to SD Memory Accessing of SD In connecting to Card in progress. Flashing When the image is not in focus.
  • Page 15: Lcd Monitor Information

    LCD Monitor Information AUTO capture mode Program/Tv/Av/Manual/Portrait/Sports/Night scene mode...
  • Page 16 Movie mode Playback mode (Standard) Playback mode (Detailed information)
  • Page 17: Getting Started

    GETTING STARTED You can use either a Lithium Ion battery or an AC power adapter (5 V) to power on the camera. Battery power is convenient for capturing images or video clips while an AC adapter power is useful when transferring images to your computer. Installing the Battery 1.
  • Page 18: Using An Ac Power Adapter

    Using an AC Power Adapter 1. Make sure the camera power is off. 2. Connect one end of the AC power adapter to the DC IN 5V terminal. 3. Connect the other end of the AC power adapter to a power outlet.
  • Page 19: Charging The Battery

    Charging the Battery 1. Make sure the camera power is off. 2. Slide the battery/SD Memory Card cover into the direction of the [OPEN] arrow. 3. Insert the battery, noting correct polarity (+ and -). 4. Slide the battery lock lever to adjust the battery. 5.
  • Page 20: Inserting An Sd Memory Card

    Inserting an SD Memory Card All images and video clips taken by the camera can be stored in an SD (Secure Digital) Memory Card. Even if the camera’s power is OFF, the images saved in the SD Memory Card are not erased. An SD Memory Card can be repeated read and written.
  • Page 21: Attaching The Strap

    Attaching the Strap To prevent accidental slippage during the use, always use the strap. Attach the hand strap as follows: 1. Thread the small loop of the hand strap through the strap eyelet on the camera. 2. Pull the large loop through the small loop until the strap is firmly secured.
  • Page 22: Taking Photographs

    TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS Photography in the Auto Capture Mode [ Your camera provides a single image capturing, continuous image capturing and auto exposure bracketing capturing. It is equipped with both an optical viewfinder and a 1.5” full color TFT LCD monitor to compose images. Taking images by using the optical viewfinder will conserve more battery power.
  • Page 23: Using The Lcd Monitor

    Using the LCD Monitor 1. Turn the camera on by pressing the POWER button. 2. Set the mode dial to [ By default, the LCD monitor setting is "ON". 3. Compose the picture in the LCD monitor. 4. Press the shutter button down halfway (the camera adjusts the exposure and the focus), then press it down fully.
  • Page 24: Using The Optical Zoom

    Using the Optical Zoom The lens moves during the zoom photography. Zoom photography allows you to take telephoto and wide-angle shots. The subject appears closer by pressing the ]button and appears farther away by pressing the [ 1. Set the mode dial to one of [ ], [ ], [ ], [...
  • Page 25: Using The Digital Zoom

    Using the Digital Zoom By using the digital zoom, images can be enlarged so that the subject appears closer. However, the more the image is enlarged, the grainer the image will become. The digital zoom function is only available when you set the LCD monitor and the digital zoom to ON.
  • Page 26: Using The Self-Timer

    Using the Self-timer The [ ] self-timer button can select the capturing mode between “OFF” (default) and “Self timer (2 sec., 10 sec., 10+2 sec. or Interval)”. [2 sec.] The camera automatically takes a picture after two seconds delay. [10 sec.] The camera automatically takes a picture after ten seconds delay.
  • Page 27: Using The Flash

    Note: After an image is taken using self-timer, the self-timer mode is turned off. The self-timer is not possible in the continuous capture mode. The self-timer is only available for 2 or 10 seconds delay at [ camera automatically starts to recording after 2 or 10 seconds. Using the Flash The flash is designed to function automatically when lighting conditions warrant the use of flash.
  • Page 28 The camera has FOUR flash modes: Auto, Red-Eye Reduction, Forced Flash and Flash Off. The table below will help you to choose the appropriate flash mode: Icon Flash Mode Auto Flash Red-Eye Reduction (With auto-flash except to [Tv] [Av], [M]) Forced Flash Flash Off Note:...
  • Page 29: Changing The Focus

    Changing the Focus 1. Set the mode dial to one of [ ] and power on the camera. 2. Toggle the [ ] Focus button. The selected focus mode is displayed on the LCD monitor. [no indication]: Normal Auto Focus (0.8m to infinity). Macro Auto Focus (0.09m to infinity/ Wide, 0.3m to infinity/Tele).
  • Page 30: Changing The Exposure Compensation

    Changing the Exposure Compensation This setting [ ] allows you to intentionally lighten or darken the entire image. Use this setting when the optimum brightness (exposure) cannot be obtained, for example, when the brightness between the subject and the background is not balanced or when the subject to photograph occupies only an extremely small part of the screen.
  • Page 31 Effective Subjects and Set Values Positive (+) Compensation • Copying of printed text (black characters on white paper) • Backlit portraits • Very bright scenes (such as snowfields) and highly reflective subjects • Shots made up predominantly of sky Negative (-) Compensation •...
  • Page 32: Setting The Image Size And Quality

    Setting the Image Size and Quality Size and quality settings determine the pixel size (dimension), image file size, and compression ratio for your image. These settings affect the number of images. These settings affect the number of images that can be stored in an SD Memory Card. Larger and higher quality images offer the best photographic results but take up more memory space.
  • Page 33 The tables below show the approximate number of images that can be stored on Still Image and Movie Image mod The above data shows the standard testing results. The actual capacity varies according to the shooting conditions and settings.
  • Page 34: Photography In The Program Mode

    Photography in the Program Mode [P] The camera automatically adjusts the shutter speed and the aperture value according to the brightness of an object. It is possible to change the white balance, the metering system and exposure compensation in program mode. 1.
  • Page 35: Photography In The Aperture-Priority Mode [Av]

    Photography in the Aperture-priority Mode [Av] In this mode, photographs are taken with the priority given to aperture. The camera automatically sets the shutter speed according to the aperture. A small aperture value produces a portrait photo with an out-of-focus background. The smaller the aperture value, the more out-of-focus the background becomes.
  • Page 36: Photography In The Full Manual Mode

    Photography in the Full Manual Mode [M] This mode can set the aperture and shutter speed values separately before taking a photograph. Both the aperture value and shutter speed can be changed by rotating the Command dial. 1. Set the mode dial to [M] and power on the camera. 2.
  • Page 37: Photography In The Sports Mode [ ]

    Photography in the Sports Mode [ Select this mode to take photographs of fast-moving subjects. Flash photography is not possible. 1. Set the mode dial to [ camera. 2. Compose the picture. 3. Press the shutter button down halfway, and press it down fully.
  • Page 38: Making Movies [ ]

    Making Movies [ The movie mode allows you to record video clips at the size of 320 x 240 pixels and 160 x 120 pixels. By dialing the MODE switch to position, the camera can take moving image with “voice” recording. The camera shows the preview image on the LCD monitor. (In [ ] mode, the LCD monitor cannot be turned off.) 1.
  • Page 39: Changing The Preset Conditions (In Capture Mode)

    CHANGING THE PRESET CONDITIONS (IN CAPTURE MODE) This menu is for setting the basic setting to be used for photography in the [ ], [ ], [ ], [ ], [ 1. Set the mode dial to one of [ ] and power on the camera.
  • Page 40: Picture Setting

    Picture Setting The Picture Setting contains 5 items: Size, Quality, Sharpness, Contrast and Color. Size Set the desired image size. [2560 x 1920]: 2560 x 1920 pixels [2048 x 1536]: 2048 x 1536 pixels [1280 x 960]: 1280 x 960 pixels [640 x 480]: 640 x 480 pixels Note:...
  • Page 41: Sharpness

    Sharpness Set the level of the image sharpness. [Hard]: Hard effect [Normal] : Normal sharpness (default) [Soft]: Soft effect Note: This function is not available in the [ Contrast Set the contrast of the image to be photographed. [Hard]: Hard contrast [Normal]: Automatic (standard) setting(default) [Soft]: Soft contrast...
  • Page 42: Function Setting

    Function Setting The Function Setting contains 6 items: Capture Mode, Voice Memo, LCD Brightness, Digital Zoom, Quickview and Interval/Count. Capture Mode Set the capture mode at which the image is to be recorded. [Single]: 1 shot mode can be set (default). [Continuous]: In this mode, photographs are taken continuously at a maximum speed of 0.5 second speed interval.
  • Page 43: Lcd Brightness

    LCD Brightness Adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor. By selecting LCD Bright. of menu, and press the SET button, the LCD control mode is displayed. Press button to darken the LCD monitor, or to lighten the LCD monitor. The LCD monitor’s adjustment range is within –5 to +5. The default value is 0.
  • Page 44: Interval/Count

    Interval/Count The camera provides interval image capturing based on this setting. This mode is available in the self-timer photography. By selecting Interval/Count and press the SET button, the Interval/Count mode is displayed. Press the button to change the interval time. [1 Min.]: Recording interval is 1 minute [3 Min.]: Recording interval is 3 minutes [10 Min.]: Recording interval is 10 minutes.
  • Page 45: Metering

    [ Incandescent ]: Incandescent light mode. [ Fluorescent 1 ]: Reddish fluorescent light mode. [ Fluorescent 2 ]: Bluish fluorescent light mode. [ Day Light ]: Daylight mode. [ Cloudy ]: Cloudy mode. [ Manual ]: Manual mode. Metering The camera calculates the exposure level before a photograph is taken. [ Multi ]: Multi metering (default) T h e e x p o s u r e i s m e a s u r e d a n d calculated for the entire area of the screen.
  • Page 46: Iso

    Set the photographic sensitivity at which the image is to be recorded. [100]: Equivalent to color ISO 100. [200]: High-sensitive photography equivalent to color ISO 200. [400]: High-sensitive photography equivalent to color ISO 400. [Auto]: Automatically set between ISO 100 to ISO 400.
  • Page 47: Playing Back Images [ ]

    PLAYING BACK IMAGES [ Playing Back Photographed Images (Single-Frame Playback) Play back photographed still images one image at a time. 1. Set the mode dial to [ ] and power on the camera. The last recorded image appears on the LCD monitor.
  • Page 48: Voice Record

    Voice Record By pressing the shutter button during playing back the picture, voice may be recorded. When pressing the shutter button down fully “VOICE RECORDING” is indicated on the LCD monitor for 10 seconds. Pressing the shutter button down fully again “VOICE RECORD END”...
  • Page 49: Playing Back Movies

    Playing Back Movies Playback movies that you have recorded. The movies made in FULL size are displayed on the entire LCD monitor, and those made in HALF size are displayed in the center of the screen. 1. Set the mode dial to[ camera.
  • Page 50 A user can control playback movie file as the following table: During During playback pause button 2x-speed 1-frame playback feed button Reverse Reverse 2x-speed 1-frame playback feed button pause Canceling Pause pause button SET button Stop(The Stop(The Stop(The display display returns to returns to returns to the 1...
  • Page 51: Thumbnail Display

    Thumbnail Display This function allows you to view nine thumbnail images on the LCD monitor simultaneously so that you can quickly scan for a particular image. 1. Set the mode dial to [ ] and power on the camera. The last image frame appears on the LCD monitor.
  • Page 52: Zoom Playback

    Zoom Playback The camera has 2x and 4x playback digital zoom function. While reviewing your images, you may enlarge a selected portion of an image. This magnification allows you to view fine details. Movies cannot be displayed using the zoom playback feature. 1.
  • Page 53: Slideshow Display

    Slideshow Display The slideshow function enables you to playback your images automatically in sequential order as a slide show. This is a very useful and entertaining feature for reviewing recorded images and for presentation. 1. Set the mode dial to [ The last image frame appears on the LCD monitor.
  • Page 54: Dpof (Digital Print Order Format)

    DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) Print Information DPOF is the abbreviation for Digital Print Order Format, which allows you to print the images directly from the DPOF-compatible printers by simply inserting the memory card into the printer and do the necessary settings. 1.
  • Page 55: Protect

    Protect This function gives the image protection from erasing. Follow the steps below to perform the protect functions. 1. Set the mode dial to [ ] and power on the camera. 2. Press the MENU button. The menu screen appears. 3.
  • Page 56: Lcd Brightness

    LCD Brightness Adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor. This adjustment does not adjust the brightness of the image to be recorded. The LCD monitor’s adjustment range is within –5 to +5. 1. Set the mode dial to [ camera. 2.
  • Page 57: Erasing Images[ ]

    ERASING IMAGES[ ] The [ ] button provides to erase image file. While pressing [ monitoring mode, the latest image data and erase menu appears on the LCD monitor. 1. Set the mode dial to [ camera. 2. Press the [ ] button.
  • Page 58: Erasing Selected Image

    Erasing Selected Image Select: Erase the selected image. a. Select [Select] and press the SET button to confirm the selection. Thumbnail display and [ monitor. b. Use the button to select the image you want to erase and press the [ confirm the selection.
  • Page 59: Set-Up Mode

    SET-UP MODE This feature allows you to set up the default settings for using your camera in addition to image-related settings. You can select your personal preferences for the camera by this mode. Basic Setting The Basic Setting contains 6 items: Card Information, File Number, Format,Sound, Beep and Auto Off.
  • Page 60: File Number

    File Number Reset the file number. Default reset: Folder number is 100 and file number is 0001. 1. Set the mode dial to [SET-UP] and power on the camera. 2. Use the button to select File Number. 3. Press the SET button. File Number menu is displayed on the LCD monitor.
  • Page 61: Sound

    Sound Set the sound ON/OFF. 1. Set the mode dial to [SET-UP] and power on the camera. 2. Use the button to select Sound. 3. Press the SET button. The pull down menu for Sound is displayed on the LCD monitor. 4.
  • Page 62: Auto Off

    Auto Off In case no buttons are pressed for a certain period of time while power on, the camera turns off automatically to conserve power. The default value is 1 minute. 1. Set the mode dial to [SET-UP] and power on the camera.
  • Page 63: Custom Setting

    Custom Setting The Custom Setting contains 5 items: Date/Time, System Reset, Language, Video Output and System Information. Date/Time Set the Date and Time. 1. Set the mode dial to [SET-UP] and power on the camera. 2. Use the button to select Date/Time. 3.
  • Page 64: Language

    Language Set the on-screen display language. 1. Set the mode dial to [SET-UP] and power on the camera. 2. Use the button to select Language. 3. Press the SET button. The pull down menu for Language is displayed on the LCD monitor. 4.
  • Page 65: System Information

    System Information Display the camera firmware version. 1. Set the mode dial to [SET-UP] and power on the camera. 2. Use the button to select System Info. 3. Press the SET button. The camera firmware version is displayed on the LCD monitor. 4.
  • Page 66: Transferring Recorded Images/Movies To Your Computer

    TRANSFERRING RECORDED IMAGES/ MOVIES TO YOUR COMPUTER You can share recorded images/movies with your family or friends via e-mail or post them on the Web. Before doing those things, you need to connect the camera to your computer by using the USB cable and then transfer the images/movies. To transfer images/movies from the camera to your computer, follow these steps: Step 1: Installing the USB driver Step 2: Connecting the camera to your computer...
  • Page 67: Step 1: Installing The Usb Driver

    Step 1: Installing the USB Driver The USB driver on the CD-ROM is exclusively for Windows 98 and Mac OS 8.6 computers. For all later versions of Windows or MAC no driver is needed. 1. Insert the CD-ROM that came with the camera into your CD-ROM drive. 2.
  • Page 68 Windows Open the “removable disk” by double clicking on it. Double click on the folder. Your images are inside the folder(s). Select the images that you want, then choose “Copy” from the “Edit” menu. Open the destination location and choose “Paste” from the “Edit”...
  • Page 69: Installing Nti Photo Suite

    INSTALLING NTI PHOTO SUITE NTI Photo Suite is a very user-friendly image-editing program. With NTI Photo Suite, you can breezily retouch, compose and organize your images. It contains a variety of templates, such as photo frames, birthday cards, calendars and more. Get your images ready and go explore this amazing program.
  • Page 70: Connecting The Camera To Other Devices

  • Page 71: Camera Specifications

    CAMERA SPECIFICATIONS Item Image sensor 1/1.8” CCD 5.25 megapixels LCD monitor Optical viewfinder Real image viewfinder Image quality Image resolution Image storage SD Memory Card (up to 512MB) Image file format Lens Focus range Focusing Auto-focus Shutter speed Image capturing Single/Continuous/Auto exposure Digital zoom 4x (Capture mode)

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