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DSB-C310 300 Pixel
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Building Networks for People



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  • Page 1 D-Link VisualStream DSB-C310 300 Pixel PC Camera Manual Building Networks for People (10/07/04)
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Getting To Know Your VisualStream PC Camera --------------------------------------------------------- 5 Features And Benefits ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5 Installing ArcSoft PhotoImpression and VideoImpression ------------------------ 6 How to Use Your D-Link VisualStream Camera ------------------------------------- 8 Setting the Focus --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 8 Capturing a Single Frame by Snapshot Button -------------------------------------------------------------- 8...
  • Page 3 Getting Started With VideoImpression 1.6 -------------------------------------------- 11 Working with Albums --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12 Working with the Storyboard ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 14 Editing Images ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 15 Editing a Video ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 16 Editing Audio -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 17 Printing an Image From a Video File ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 18 Saving a Movie ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 18 Getting Started With PhotoImpression 3.0 -------------------------------------------- 19 Opening an Image From a Disk Drive ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 21...
  • Page 4: Package Contents

    Package Contents Contents of Package D-Link VisualStream DSB-C310 300K Pixel PC Camera Manual on CD Quick Installation Guide If any of the above items are missing, please contact your reseller. System Requirements Computer with Windows Operating System and available USB port...
  • Page 5: Introduction

    Introduction Thank you for purchasing the D-Link DSB-C310 VisualStream complete audio visual solution for all of your e-communications. Talk to your family, friends, and colleagues face-to-face over the Internet, create videos, digital photo albums, and more, all the software needed to start creating digital content and enabling video communication is included. This manual will guide you through the features of your new PC Camera and provides step by step instruc- tions for getting you started with the bundled Arcsoft software.
  • Page 6: Installing Arcsoft Photoimpression And Videoimpression

    Installing ArcSoft VideoImpression™ Click Install Software ® Click D-Link VGA WebCam Driver ® Click Install ArcSoft PhotoImpression™ Click Click Next ® PhotoImpression™ and...
  • Page 7 Click Click Next Click Next Click Next Click Finish ArcSoft PhotoImpression is now ready to use. Please repeat these steps to install ArcSoft VideoImpression software.
  • Page 8: How To Use Your D-Link Visualstream

    How To Use Your D-Link VisualStream Camera Setting the Focus 1. Start VideoImpression. 2. Select “New. “ 3. Select “Capture Video.” A live preview from the video camera will appear in the window. 4. Turn the manual focus ring until the image becomes sharp.
  • Page 9: Record And Playback

    Record and Playback Video Recording: Follow steps 1~3 in the “Setting the Focus” section to enable a live preview. To start video recording, click on “Record” ( To stop video recording, click on “Stop” ( To save captured video, click on “Save” ( Playback: In VideoImpression, select “New.”...
  • Page 10: Using Your Pc Camera With Microsoft Netmeeting

    After you run NetMeeting for the first time, you can modify the information you entered about yourself or the directory server name that you want to connect to. To do so, click Options on the Tools menu, click the General tab, and then enter the appropriate information.
  • Page 11: Getting Started With Videoimpression 1.6

    Using Your PC Camera With MSN Messenger Plug the PC camera into your PC first. For Windows 98SE/Me/2000 Users Click “Messenger” Conversation with MSN Messenger. For Windows XP Users Click “Messenger” to go to the main screen, click Actions, click Start a Video Conversation and you are ready to have a Video Conversation with Messenger.
  • Page 12: Working With Albums

    Options on the View Screen starts a new project, opens an existing one, and displays your albums. takes you back to the Storyboard (only when you have a project open). saves your work as a movie file in ASF (PC only), AVI, MOV, or MPEG (PC only) format (See the Save As windows below).
  • Page 13 Album Screen Options on the Album Screen Select Album - (This button is located immediately to the right of the album name) lets you choose the album you wish to view or work from. Selecting “New” will bring up a new, empty album. You can name/rename an album by clicking in the box with the album name and typing over the existing text.
  • Page 14: Working With The Storyboard

    Edit Movie - lets you modify movie or still image files. You can add text as well. Working with The Storyboard The Storyboard shows you each step or part of the movie that you’re making. Remember, you can add a thumbnail to your Storyboard by drag-n-drop, or by highlighting a thumbnail and clicking on the Add To Storyboard icon.
  • Page 15: Editing Images

    Thumbnail Image - displays a still image file, or the first frame of a movie file, for a specific area on the Storyboard. You can edit a movie or still image file by clicking on its thumbnail, and then on the Edit Movie icon. Soundtracks - show audio files that will play during the movie.
  • Page 16: Editing A Video

    Editing a Video Options on the Edit Screen for Video Files Movie File Edit Screen Play - starts the video. Pause - stops the video. Clicking the button again resumes play. Previous Frame (-) - moves the video back one frame. Next Frame (+) - moves the video forward one frame.
  • Page 17: Editing Audio

    Editing Audio Options on the Audio Edit Screen Play - starts the audio. Pause - interrupts the audio (Clicking the button again will resume the audio) Forward - moves the audio forward Reverse - moves the audio backwards Audio Volume - adjusts the volume of the audio Starting Mark - sets the beginning point of the audio Ending Mark - sets the ending point of the audio...
  • Page 18: Printing An Image From A Video File

    Printing an Image From a Video File From the Edit Screen, select the video frame you want to print. Right-click the video and select “Print.” Saving a Movie 1. Click on Save on the View Screen. 2. In the Save As window, select the drive and folder that you want to save the movie to. Give the file a name, and select what type of movie you want to save it as.
  • Page 19: Getting Started With Photoimpression 3.0

    Getting Started With PhotoImpression 3.0 1. Click Start. 2. Select Programs>ArcSoft PhotoImpression>PhotoImpression 3.0. The PhotoImpression Main Screen will appear on your desktop. Command Buttons Command Buttons Main Screen Options on the Main Screen Command Buttons -opens images from an album (Album), a disk drive (From Folder), or from photo-sharing website (Online Service).
  • Page 20 View Controls Navigation Window - shows a miniature view of the current image. Even if you zoom in on a specific part of the image, you will still be able to see the whole picture in the Navigation Window. You can drag the box in the Navigation Window to focus on specific areas of the image. Magnification Controls - display the currently viewed size of the image as a percentage.
  • Page 21: Opening An Image From A Disk Drive

    Opening an Image From a Disk Drive You can open an image that is stored on your hard drive, floppy disk, CD-ROM, etc. 1. Click the Get Photo button on the Main Screen, and select From Folder. 2. Click Browse. A Browse for Folder dialog will appear. 3.
  • Page 22: Working With Albums

    Working with Albums Photo albums allow easy identification and access to images for viewing, editing, printing, etc. Simply click on the Get Photo button on the Main Screen, and select Album to view the album options. It is important to remember that albums do not store images. When an album is created, thumbnails are generated and a reference to where the files are located is recorded in the album file.
  • Page 23 -inverts the selection on an image. For example, if you’ve created a rectangular selection and then used the Inverse tool, the area selected would be outside of the box instead of inside. Copy Selection As New Layer - creates a new layer out of the selected area. Soft Edge Slider - gives cropped edges a warm fade based on the position of the slider.
  • Page 24 smoothes rough edges. - sharpens fuzzy areas. - lowers brightness. - raises brightness. - lets you set a color on your image as the active color. - covers the area you click on (based on color similarity) with the active color. - fills a layer or image with a selected pattern.
  • Page 25: Creative Project Templates

    Layers The Layers Palette shows thumbnails of each layer. The currently selected layer will have a highlight around the thumbnail. Toggling the green light above the thumbnail on and off displays and hides the layer, respectively. The slider above the thumbnail adjusts the transparency of the layer.
  • Page 26: Saving Images

    Saving Images Once you’ve clicked on the Save button on the Main Screen, the following options will become available: To File -saves the changes that you’ve made to the existing file. -allows you to save the file in a new location, with a new name, and even a new file type. Email If your email program is MAPI-compliant, you can use PhotoImpression to open a new mail message and automatically attach the current image to it.
  • Page 27: Getting Help

    Thumbnail Printing: prints album thumbnails. You can print an entire album, or specific thumbnails. You can also choose different spacing options, add file names below the images, and review every page to be printed. Getting Help PhotoImpression provides extensive online help. If you need more information or instructions on how to use a specific feature or tool, click the Help (?) button in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.
  • Page 28: Warranty Information

    Spare parts and spare kits Ninety (90) days D-Link’s sole obligation shall be to repair or replace the defective Hardware during the Warranty Period at no charge to the original owner or to refund at D-Link’s sole discretion. Such repair or replacement will be rendered by D-Link at an Authorized D-Link Service Office.
  • Page 29 D-Link may reject or return any product that is not packaged and shipped in strict compliance with the foregoing requirements, or for which an RMA number is not visible from the outside of the package. The product owner agrees to pay D-Link’s reasonable handling and return shipping charges for any product that is not packaged and shipped in accordance with the foregoing requirements, or that is determined by D-Link not to be defective or non-conforming.
  • Page 30 D-Link Corporation/ D-Link Systems, Inc., as stipulated by the United States Copyright Act of 1976. Contents are subject to change without prior notice.
  • Page 31: Registration

    Registration Register online your D-Link product at
  • Page 32 Support You can find software updates and user documentation on the D-Link website. D-Link provides free technical support for customers within the United States and within Canada for the duration of the warranty period on this product.