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SANYO Software Pack 7.9
For Digital Movie Camera
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
Please read these instructions carefully before using. Be sure to keep this manual
for later reference.

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  • Page 1 SANYO Software Pack 7.9 For Digital Movie Camera INSTRUCTION MANUAL Please read these instructions carefully before using. Be sure to keep this manual for later reference.
  • Page 2 Sanyo Electric. i Sanyo Electric shall not be held responsible for any losses or loss of revenue resulting from the loss of data caused by the malfunction, or the repairing of a malfunction, of this product.
  • Page 3 COPYRIGHTS This manual and the software are copyrighted materials from Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. PowerPC is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corp. (USA). Mac OS, QuickTime and iTunes are registered trademarks of Apple Computer Inc. in the USA and other countries.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS CONTENTS ....................2 INTRODUCTION ..................3 About this manual ................3 The software ..................4 CD-ROM directory map ..............5 For maximum enjoyment of your camera (about the electronic manual) ..................5 OPERATING ENVIRONMENT ...............6 BEFORE MOUNTING YOUR CAMERA ..........7 Cautions when using the camera as an external drive ....7 Operating environment ..............7 Data file formats ................8 Configuration of directories in the card ..........9...
  • Page 5: Introduction

    INTRODUCTION This manual describes how to install and operate the SANYO Software Pack. Please read this manual carefully, in order to use the images and audio recordings captured with your camera in a wide range of applications. About this manual The explanations in this manual conform to the following conventions.
  • Page 6: The Software

    The software The following software applications are in the SANYO Software Pack. Please see page 15 for a summary of each software program. i QuickTime 7.1 In this manual, referred to as QuickTime. i iTunes 7 In this manual, referred to as iTunes.
  • Page 7: Cd-Rom Directory Map

    CD-ROM directory map Below is a directory map of the SANYO Software Pack contents. <Windows> h Disc1 h Disc2 Sanyo Disc1 ( D :) Sanyo Disc2 ( D :) iTunes Photo Explorer Screen Capture DVD MovieFactory * The drive name (D:) may be different on your computer.
  • Page 8: Operating Environment

    OPERATING ENVIRONMENT The operating environments for the respective application software are as shown below. Concerning the operating environment when handling HD mode video clips, please see page 11. ® ® Windows Macintosh Photo Explorer, DVD MovieFactory, QuickTime 7.1, Software QuickTime 7.1, iTunes 7.0 iTunes 7.0 Xacti Screen Capture 1.1...
  • Page 9: Before Mounting Your Camera

    BEFORE MOUNTING YOUR CAMERA The following is an explanation of the format of data recorded by your camera, as well as the configuration of directories in the card. Cautions when using the camera as an external drive i Do not alter files or folders in your camera in any way. Doing so may result in your camera not recognizing that data.
  • Page 10: Data File Formats

    Data file formats The format of the files saved on the card and the method in which the file names are determined are explained below. Type of data Data format File name structure File name begins with SANY. Still image JPEG Extension is “.jpg”.
  • Page 11: Configuration Of Directories In The Card

    Playback may also be possible using other software that supports the ISO standard MPEG-4 (AAC audio). QuickTime 7.1 for Windows is supplied with the included CD-ROM (SANYO Software Pack). About audio data recorded with this camera i If you change the extension (.m4a) of audio data files to “.mp4”, playback may be possible using software that supports the ISO standard MPEG-4 (AAC audio).
  • Page 12: Setting To The Card Reader Mode

    Setting to the card reader mode 1 Start your computer, and use the supplied USB interface cable to connect the docking station to the computer. h Connect the docking station’s USB/AV terminal to the computer’s USB connector. 2 Press the ON/OFF button to turn the camera on, and set the camera in the docking station.
  • Page 13: To Play Back An Hd Mode Video Clip

    CAUTION Insert and pull out the cable carefully i When connecting the cables, make sure that the cable plugs are correctly oriented and that they match the shapes of the terminal sockets on the devices. Push the plugs in straight when connecting them. If undue force is used to connect a cable, it may permanently damage the connector pins in the terminal socket.
  • Page 14: For Windows Xp/Vista Users

    For Windows XP/Vista users Mounting your camera 1 Set the camera to the card reader mode (page 10). h The message [Found New Hardware] appears in the task tray, showing that the camera is recognized as a drive. h The card is recognized (mounted) as a disk, and the [XACTI HD2 (E:)] window opens.
  • Page 15: For Windows 2000 Users

    2 Left-click on [USB Mass Storage Device] in the list of devices, and then left-click on [Stop]. h The [Stop a Hardware device] dialog box appears. 3 Left-click on [SANYO HD2 USB Device] and then left-click on the [OK] button. h The remove hardware dialog box appears.
  • Page 16: For Mac Os 9.Xx Users

    For Mac OS 9.xx users Mounting your camera 1 Set the camera to the card reader mode (page 10). h The camera is recognized as a drive and appears as an icon named [XACTI HD2] on the Desktop. h Double-click on the [XACTI HD2] icon, and you can process the contents of the card installed in your camera exactly like you would the data in the other computer drives.
  • Page 17: Installing The Application Software

    INSTALLING THE APPLICATION SOFTWARE The SANYO Software Pack contains the application software indicated below. Installation of each application will serve to optimize your use of the data recorded with your camera. i Photo Explorer*1 Organizing the data recorded with your camera is easy to understand using the graphic screen.
  • Page 18: Windows

    Windows 1 Insert the CD-ROM (SANYO Software Pack Disc 1 or 2) in your computer’s CD-ROM drive. h The installation window soon appears. h If the installation window does not appear, double-click on the CD- ROM icon in the [My Computer] window, and double-click on [Autorun] or [Autorun.exe] in the CD-ROM window.
  • Page 19: Macintosh

    1 Insert the CD-ROM (SANYO Software Pack Disc 1) in your computer’s CD-ROM drive. h The CD-ROM window will open after a few seconds. h If the window does not open, double-click on the CD-ROM icon [Sanyo Disc1] on the Desktop. 2 Install the iTunes.
  • Page 20: How To Use Photo Explorer

    HOW TO USE Photo Explorer To copy data from your camera to your computer, when you open the drive for your camera from [My Computer], options are shown for copying data to your computer and for using Photo Explorer to copy data. Explained in this section is how to use Photo Explorer to copy the camera’s data to your computer.
  • Page 21: Copying Image Data To A Computer

    Copying image data to a computer Copy image files to the computer from the card installed in your camera. 1 Set the camera to the card reader mode (page 10). 2 Run Photo Explorer. 3 Click on the digital camera wizard icon on the toolbar. h The [Digital Camera Wizard] dialog box will open.
  • Page 22 Photo Explorer features With the Photo Explorer you have visually integrated control over multiple files, from camera images to DV camcorder video files to audio files (such as MP3 and WAV files). k Manage and edit image files Viewing images Images can be viewed full-size or full-screen.
  • Page 23: Screen Capture

    SCREEN CAPTURE Save a window of the computer’s screen display as an image file in your camera. Setting to the Screen Capture mode 1 Start your computer, and use the supplied USB interface cable to connect the docking station to the computer. h Connect the docking station’s USB/AV terminal to the computer’s USB connector.
  • Page 24 3 Select “COMPUTER”, and press the USB CONNECTION SET button. CARD READER h The screen to select the computer connection mode appears. SCREEN CAPTURE 4 Select “SCREEN CAPTURE”, and PC CAMERA press the SET button. CANCEL CAUTION Insert and pull out the cable carefully i When connecting the cables, make sure that the cable plugs are correctly oriented and that they match the shapes of the terminal sockets on the devices.
  • Page 25: Save A Computer Screen Display In Your Camera

    The active window is saved as a bitmap image in your camera. h When there is no active window, the entire screen display is saved. h The saved data is stored in camera drive: \DCIM\***SANYO folder. To view the image.
  • Page 26: Using As A Pc Camera

    USING AS A PC CAMERA If running Windows XP, you can connect the camera to a computer and use it as a PC camera. Before using your camera as a PC camera, please install Windows XP SP2. The PC camera functions can be used with Windows Messenger 5.0 or later version, or MSN Messenger 7.0 or later version.
  • Page 27: Connect Your Camera To A Computer

    Connect your camera to a computer 1 Start your computer, and use the supplied USB interface cable to connect the docking station to the computer. h Connect the docking station’s USB/AV terminal to the computer’s USB connector. 2 Press the ON/OFF button to turn the camera on, and set the camera in the docking station.
  • Page 28 CAUTION Insert and pull out the cable carefully i When connecting the cables, make sure that the cable plugs are correctly oriented and that they match the shapes of the terminal sockets on the devices. Push the plugs in straight when connecting them. If undue force is used to connect a cable, it may permanently damage the connector pins in the terminal socket.
  • Page 29: Connecting In The Mtp Mode

    CONNECTING IN THE MTP MODE If Windows Vista is your computer’s operating system, you can connect your camera in the MTP mode. 1 Start your computer, and use the supplied USB interface cable to connect the docking station to the computer. h Connect the docking station’s USB/AV terminal to the computer’s USB connector.
  • Page 30 3 Select “COMPUTER”, and press the USB CONNECTION SET button. CARD READER h The screen to select the computer connection mode appears. SCREEN CAPTURE 4 Select “MTP”, and press the SET PC CAMERA button. CANCEL CAUTION Insert and pull out the cable carefully i When connecting the cables, make sure that the cable plugs are correctly oriented and that they match the shapes of the terminal sockets on the devices.
  • Page 31: About Moviefactory

    MovieFactory is an integrated tool for processing and storing video, music, photo and data files to disc with your computer. The limited edition contained in the SANYO Software Pack comprises DVD authoring functions only. For information concerning how to use MovieFactory, click on [Program] →...
  • Page 32: Additional Features

    Additional features i File format conversion Use MovieFactory to convert the file format and image quality, then save it. i Burn from disc images When burning a DVD video, save an image file of the same contents on your computer’s hard drive. Use this file to burn the data to disc. i Labels for your discs Print your own labels for your CDs and DVDs.
  • Page 33 SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.