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Table of Contents Setting Up Your PC ................. 1 Putting Your PC Together ................1 Placing your PC in the proper location ............1 Using surge protection ................2 Connecting to the PC ................2 Storing documentation and recovery discs ..........5 Turning On Your PC for the First Time .............
Connecting the PC to a Home Audio System..........31 2 or 2.1 home stereo installation............. 32 5.1 (5 speakers and a subwoofer) home audio installation ......33 5.1 (5 speakers and a subwoofer) home audio installation procedure..34 Connecting Digital Audio ................35 Configuring Audio Output ................
Playing CDs and DVDs ..............63 Playing Music CDs ..................63 Playing CDs and DVDs with Windows Media Player ........63 Playing DVD Movies with InterVideo WinDVD ..........64 Using country/region codes..............65 Playing Video CDs (VCD) with InterVideo WinDVD ........66 Playing Video CDs (VCD) with Windows Media Player ........
Creating a Video Project With the Direct-to-Disc Wizards........ 88 Video Quality and Disc Size................ 89 DVD Recording Time .................. 90 Creating Movies Using muvee autoProducer ......... 91 Basic Steps to Make a Movie............... 91 Locating muvee autoProducer..............92 Using muvee autoProducer ................93 Getting started ..................
Setting Up Your PC WARNING: The power supply is preset for the country/region in which you purchased your PC. If you move, please check the voltage requirements before plugging your PC into an AC power outlet. WARNING: Please read “Safety Information” in the Warranty and Support Guide before installing and connecting your PC to the electrical power system.
Using surge protection Help protect your monitor, PC, and accessories by connecting all power cords for your PC and peripheral devices (such as a monitor, printer, or scanner) to a surge-protection device such as a power strip with surge protection or uninterruptible power supply (UPS).
Connector Connector symbol Description Printer (parallel) Monitor Serial port for some digital cameras or other serial devices Serial Audio Line Out (powered speakers) Audio Line In Headphones Microphone Setting Up Your PC...
Connector Connector symbol Description ® FireWire (IEEE 1394) for video cameras or other devices with very fast transfer rates S/PDIF In and S/PDIF Out Side speaker out Rear speaker out rear Center/subwoofer Getting Started Guide...
Storing documentation and recovery discs Store all PC user manuals and warranty information in an easy-to-find, safe location. It is a good idea to store your system recovery discs with your documentation. This will allow easy access to all important PC documents and files in one place. Turning On Your PC for the First Time After you have completed the steps on the quick setup poster, you are ready to turn on your PC.
Setting Up and Connecting to the Internet Requirements: • A PC. • A dial-up modem or a cable or DSL modem for high-speed broadband connections. Contact your Internet service provider (ISP) for any specific software and hardware you may need. •...
Configuring and Registering Norton Internet Security Software Norton Internet Security software is preinstalled on your PC and includes a complimentary 60-day subscription to protection updates. You can enable Symantec’s LiveUpdate™ to obtain protection updates automatically whenever you are online. When you first set up the PC, the Norton Internet Security Information Wizard helps you to configure and register your copy of Norton Internet Security.
Using the PC with Safety and Comfort WARNING: To reduce the risk of serious injury, read the Safety & Comfort Guide. It describes proper workstation setup, posture, and health and work habits for PC users. It also provides important electrical and mechanical safety information. Before you begin using the PC, arrange the PC and your work area to maintain your comfort and productivity.
Setting Up Accounts on Your New PC User accounts allow you to set the privileges for each user of your PC. For example, you can set the software programs that each user is allowed to access. Follow the simple steps in this section when setting up your PC to create user accounts. Creating user accounts The information below describes the different account types in Windows XP and explains how to change account types.
Creating passwords Passwords help protect your PC and information from unauthorized access and help ensure that information on the PC stays private and secure. Use the following list as a basic guide when choosing your password: • Choose a password that is easy for you to remember but difficult for others to guess.
Using HP Products HP PCs include preloaded software for select HP All-In-One, camera, scanner, and printer peripheral products. Preloaded software simplifies and speeds product setup for HP peripherals. Simply connect the HP peripheral product, turn it on, and your HP PC automatically configures it so it is ready to use. Transferring Files and Settings from Your Old PC to Your New PC You can copy the old PC files to the new PC using media such as CD or DVD discs,...
Using the Keyboard Your keyboard has an arrangement of standard keys, indicator lights, and special buttons (select models only). Identifying Special Keyboard Buttons There are special buttons (select models only) at the top of the keyboard. (Some models have some of these special buttons on the left side of the main keys.) These buttons operate a CD or DVD player, connect you to the Internet, or provide quick access to specific functions.
Icon Feature Description Shopping Sports Finance Connect to Internet Search Goes to popular Web sites. Can be reconfigured to open a site or software program. Chat E-Mail Media Operates a disc player. controls (CD/ A Open and close disc tray DVD/MP3) B Record C Play or pause...
Customizing the keyboard buttons You can customize some of the special buttons on the keyboard (select models only) to open different programs or files or to connect to favorite Web sites: 1 Click Start on the taskbar. 2 Choose Control Panel. 3 Click Printers and Other Hardware, if it is present.
Using Your PC Top Your PC may have a storage area or docking bay (select models only) on the top of the PC chassis. Using Your Docking Bay You can use the docking bay to: • Store CDs, DVDs, or memory cards. •...
To store CDs, DVDs, or memory cards: Gently press down on the bay lid and slide it open. To install a peripheral device or an HP camera and HP camera docking station: 1 Gently press down on the bay lid and slide it open. 2 Place the peripheral device or the camera docking station (A) on the top of the PC.
4 Thread the cables that came with your peripheral devices or camera docking station through the cable tunnel (C). Starting from the back of the PC, thread them to the front of the PC. Pull the cables to the center and connect them to the peripheral or the docking station (D).
For an HP camera docking station: • Plug the USB cable into the back of the PC. • Plug the power cord into a power outlet. Optionally, if you want to view the camera images on a TV, plug the red and yellow connectors (not shown) into the TV.
Configuring Speaker and Sound Options HP PCs support many different audio options, sound connections, and speaker configurations. You may set up your PC for two stereo speakers or for multichannel audio speaker systems. Connect your speaker system to the PC, and then configure the audio software for sound output.
Software configuration is different for each connector type, as noted in the instructions. Connector Description Illustration Type Three Your PC model may include connectors three sound connectors. You can connect up to a 5.1 audio system to the PC. If you want to connect multichannel audio, follow the instructions carefully.
The following table shows the sound connectors on the back panel of PC systems. Sound connector Description Line Side (gray) for side speakers in an eight- speaker system (7.1). Line C/Sub (gold) for center/subwoofer speakers in a multichannel audio configuration. Line Rear (black) for rear speakers in a multichannel audio configuration.
Speaker Configurations You may set up your PC for the following supported configurations: Name Speaker system Headphones None, muted. “Using Headphones” on page 47. 2 (stereo) Left speaker, right speaker. “Connecting 2.1 (2 speakers and a subwoofer) audio speakers” on page 25. Left speaker, right speaker, and “Connecting 2.1 a subwoofer.
Speaker types Speakers may be included with the monitor (select models only) or are sold separately. Refer to the product documentation for your speakers. Your PC supports only an active (powered) speaker system. An active speaker system must have its own power cord. A home audio system does not require active speakers because the receiver provides amplification.
7 Plug in the speaker system power. 8 Turn on the speaker system. Step 8 is optional for a two-speaker setup. 9 After the speakers are connected to the PC, configure the audio software for sound output for your PC model: •...
3 Connect the rear speaker cable to the black connector that matches the back of your PC. For type 3 connectors, the blue Audio Line In connector functions as a rear line out when a multichannel audio configuration is activated. 4 Connect the cables to the audio system.
Connecting 5.1 (5 speakers and a subwoofer) audio speakers To connect two front speakers, two rear speakers, a center speaker, and a subwoofer for six-channel (5.1 speaker) output: 1 Turn off the PC. 2 Connect the front speaker cable to the lime-green Audio Line Out connector that matches the back of your PC.
8 Plug in the speaker system power. 9 Turn on the speaker system. 10 After the speakers are connected to the PC, configure the audio software for sound output for your PC model: • Type 3 connectors: See “Configuring Audio Output with Multi-channel Sound Manager”...
4 For type 6 connectors only, connect the side speaker cable to the gray connector on the back of your PC. 5 Connect the center speaker and subwoofer speaker cable to the gold connector on the back of your PC. 6 Connect the cables to the audio system.
Connecting the PC to a Home Audio System You can connect your PC to your home stereo or home theater multichannel audio receiver/amplifiers using your existing speakers. For example, see “2 or 2.1 home stereo installation” on page 32, or “5.1 (5 speakers and a subwoofer) home audio installation”...
2 or 2.1 home stereo installation The following diagram shows a typical 2 or 2.1 speaker installation that uses passive stereo speakers and that plugs into a home stereo standard left and right input. This is only a suggested configuration. Your system may be different. A PC back-panel connectors (3, 6, or sound card)
5.1 (5 speakers and a subwoofer) home audio installation The following diagram shows a typical advanced home theater audio 5.1 speaker installation that requires multichannel inputs on a receiver/amplifier. This is only a suggested configuration. Your system may be different. A PC back-panel connectors (type 3, type 6,...
5.1 (5 speakers and a subwoofer) home audio installation procedure NOTE: Receiver/amplifier input connectors may be labeled Surround, 5.1, or 6 Channel inputs, CD, DVD, or DVD In. To connect a six-channel (5.1 speaker) home audio system to the PC: 1 Turn off the PC.
5 Connect the stereo mini-jack of a Y adapter cable into the microphone (pink) connector or the center speaker/subwoofer (gold) connector that matches the back of your PC. • Connect the left and right ends of the Y adapter cable into the center/ subwoofer inputs on the back of the receiver/amplifier (5.1 or higher channel system).
To connect digital audio speakers: 1 Turn off the PC. 2 Connect the digital input (S/PDIF) on the digital speakers or a digital audio system to the orange digital out connector that matches the back of your PC: • Type 3 is three connectors •...
Configuring Audio Output with Multi- channel Sound Manager If your PC model has type 3 connectors, follow these steps after you have installed and connected your speakers. To configure multichannel audio output for PCs with Multi-channel Sound Manager: 1 Click Start on the taskbar. 2 Choose All Programs.
7 Click OK. 8 Test the speakers. Click the Speaker Test tab. Follow the instructions. 9 Configure audio output for the WinDVD Player. See “Configuring Audio for WinDVD Player” on page 47. Enabling digital audio output with Multi-channel Sound Manager (optional) Your PC must include a digital audio out connector on the back panel.
4 Click Sound Effect Manager. The window opens. 5 Click the Speaker Configuration tab. 6 Select the option describing the number of speakers in your system in a range from 2.1 Speaker to 7.1 Speaker. 7 Click the Speaker Test button to test the speakers. 8 Click OK.
6 Click Audio Wizard. A window opens that shows the connector panel on the front of the PC. 7 Place a check in the Enable jack detection check box to enable the wizard. 8 Connect the speaker system audio cable plugs into the connectors on the front of your PC.
3 Click the Digital Audio button. Select Digital output off (you can also select Digital-in to Digital-out pass through mode). 4 Close the window. If you select Enable digital audio output, the microphone volume setting becomes active, the recording source is fixed in Stereo Mix, and if you place the microphone too close to the speakers, feedback can occur.
Configuring the Realtek HD Sound Effect Manager 1 Click the Audio I/O tab. 2 Select the option describing the number of speakers in your system — for example, 7.1 speakers. 3 Only connectors being used are shown; if the connector is not shown it means that it is not used for the selected speaker configuration.
Retasking front panel audio connectors The pink and green connectors on the front of the PC connectors can be retasked as needed. 1 Click Start on the taskbar; then Control Panel, Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices, and then Realtek HD Sound Effect Manager. 2 Click the Audio I/O tab.
Audio input overview You can select two of the following audio sources to play through front-panel headphone and rear-panel speaker connectors: 1 From an externally connected device source, such as: • A microphone with cable connected to Mic In (pink). •...
Setting up multi-streaming audio Example 1: For Online Gaming To configure multi-streaming audio output for online gaming with Realtek HD Sound Effect Manager, you must enable Voice-Over-IP software (software used to converse over the Internet). Other players hear your voice from the microphone via the Internet and you hear the game audio from the rear speakers: 1 Connect the audio input and output connectors to: •...
Example 2: For Digital Home Entertainment To configure multi-streaming audio output for digital home entertainment with Sound Effect Manager: 1 Connect the audio output connectors to: • A headphone set or powered speakers connected to the front Headphone Out (green) connector for stereo music playback. •...
Configuring Audio for WinDVD Player Follow these steps after you have installed, connected, and configured your speakers. The InterVideo WinDVD program (select models only) is set up for two-speaker (stereo) output. To hear all speakers from DVD movies recorded with multichannel audio, change the audio properties for WinDVD to match your speaker configuration (if your InterVideo WinDVD program supports more than two channels).
Using a 5.1 to 7.1 speaker system with headphones For select models that include a 5.1 or higher speaker system, a headphones connector is located on the right side of the control tower. If the control tower displays HP (for headphones), the headphones are enabled; the sound to the speakers and the subwoofer is muted.
Using the Memory Card Reader Digital cameras and other digital imaging devices use memory cards, or media, to store digital picture files. The optional memory card reader (select models only) can read and write to a variety of types of memory cards and the IBM Microdrive disk drive.
Using the Memory Card Reader 1 Insert the media into the card slot until it stops. The activity light (A) on the memory card reader lights, and the PC automatically detects the media. Media must be inserted correctly. Note the direction of the notched NOTE: corner on the media.
Media Insertion Guide 4-slot memory card reader (select models only) A Activity light B Upper-left slot C Lower-left slot D Upper-right slot E Lower-right slot Card Insert Into 4-slot reader CompactFlash Type I media Receptacle edge (holes) C (lower-left) CompactFlash Type II media Receptacle edge (holes) C (lower-left) IBM Microdrive disk drive...
2-slot memory card reader (select models only) A Activity light F Upper slot G Lower slot Card Insert Into 2-slot reader Secure Digital (SD) Label up (gold connector F (Upper) Memory Card fingers down) MultiMediaCard (MMC) Label up (gold connector F (Upper) fingers down) Memory Stick (MS)
Using the HP Personal Media Drive The HP Personal Media Drive (sold separately) can be used as an internal or external USB hard disk drive designed to quickly and easily increase your storage capacity and to transfer media files such as digital photos, music, videos, and other important files.
Connecting the Drive As an external drive, the HP Personal Media Drive connects and disconnects easily from a USB 2.0 connector on the front or the back of most PCs. The drive comes with software, an external USB cable, and an external power cord and power adapter.
Inserting the Drive 1 Turn on the PC. 2 Line up the ridges on the bottom of the drive with the two slots on the side or the bottom of the PC drive bay. Do not force the drive into the bay; it should slide easily into the bay.
Locating the Drive and Assigning a Drive Letter After you insert the drive into the PC, you can find the drive in My Computer. The operating system automatically assigns a letter to the drive. The assigned letter depends on the other storage devices connected to the PC. To locate the drive: 1 Click Start on the taskbar.
Using the Drive When running for long periods of time, the aluminum case of the HP Personal Media Drive may become very warm. This is part of the HP Personal Media Drive’s advanced design and is completely normal. The built-in, low-noise fan is designed to automatically turn on at pre-set temperatures.
Disconnecting the Drive You can safely remove the drive when it is not active. When the amber activity light is blinking, the drive is active, saving or transferring data. Removing the drive while the light is blinking may cause data loss or damaged files. To disconnect the HP Personal Media Drive safely: 1 Close all programs that may be accessing your HP Personal Media Drive.
Working with Digital Images You can connect a digital image source, such as a digital camera or a digital video camera, directly to the PC or through a docking station. Digital picture files you copy or download from the device appear in the My Pictures folder. You can copy digital picture files from the memory cards used by digital cameras and other digital imaging devices by using the memory card reader (select models only).
Using HP Image Zone Use the HP Image Zone software program to manage your photos, scanned images, and video clips. It has all the tools you need for viewing, organizing, editing, printing, sharing, and protecting digital images. To open HP Image Zone: Click Start on the taskbar, All Programs, HP, and HP Image Zone.
Print Click this tab to print photos, photo packages, and index sheets using the images in the selection tray. Projects include photo pages, cards, and flyers. For more information, see “Print Tab Help” in Help. Create Click this tab to create and to print a project using the images in the selection tray.
Playing CDs and DVDs This section describes how to play CDs, VCDs, or DVDs using Windows Media Player or InterVideo WinDVD (select models only). Playing Music CDs You must have either a CD or DVD drive. 1 Insert the music CD into your CD or DVD drive. The default audio program opens.
2 To play the CD or DVD, use the playback buttons in the Windows Media Player window. To play a particular track, double-click the title (or track number) in the Playlist. You can also control playback by using the media control buttons on the keyboard (select models).
To use the WinDVD control panel: • To move the WinDVD control panel, place the mouse pointer on the panel (but not on a button), and drag it to the desired location on the screen. • To resize the video window when it is not full screen, place the mouse pointer on a window corner and drag the border.
Playing Video CDs (VCD) with InterVideo WinDVD 1 Insert your video CD (VCD) into a DVD or CD drive. 2 Select Play DVD movie using InterVideo WinDVD, and click OK. If the program doesn’t open, click Start, choose All Programs, choose InterVideo WinDVD, select InterVideo WinDVD Player, and then click InterVideo WinDVD.
Creating Audio and Data Discs This chapter contains the procedures you must perform to record (or burn) music and data files to recordable CD and DVD discs. It also includes information about labeling your discs using the LightScribe labeling technology included on select models.
Erasing Rewritable Discs Before Recording Previously recorded files on CD-RW, DVD-RW, or DVD+RW discs must be erased before recording new files. CD-R, DVD-R, and DVD+R discs cannot be erased. To erase a rewritable disc in Sonic DigitalMedia Plus: 1 Open the DigitalMedia Plus program by clicking Start, All Programs, Sonic, and then DigitalMedia Home.
Both Sonic programs create closed-session music CDs, which means you must record all music files on one CD in one recording session. Music files can be recorded repeatedly on a rewritable CD-RW disc, but all previously recorded files must be erased first. CD-R discs cannot be erased. IMPORTANT: HP supports the lawful use of technology and does not endorse or encourage the use of our products for purposes other than those permitted by copyright law.
Creating audio CDs To create uncompressed audio CDs using Sonic DigitalMedia Plus: 1 Open the DigitalMedia Plus program by clicking Start, All Programs, Sonic, and then DigitalMedia Home. 2 Click the Audio tab and then Audio CD. 3 Do one or more of the following: •...
You can get detailed online Help by clicking the Help menu and then selecting Help. NOTE: DigitalMedia Plus scans for all audio files, even the sounds from your operating system. If you don’t want to display some of these sounds, you can select the Options icon (wrench).
• As you select data files to record to your disc, Sonic DigitalMedia Plus calculates and displays the amount of recording space used on your disc. • If your recording fails, manually select a slower recording speed, if available, each time you make a recording. Refer to the Help menu in your selected software program for more information about selecting a slower recording speed.
Copying a DVD or CD Sonic DigitalMedia Plus enables you to make copies of an existing music or data disc. You can configure Sonic DigitalMedia Plus to verify that: • Data files have been copied without errors by performing the procedure described in “Verifying data disc recorded without errors”...
8 When prompted, insert a recordable disc, and then click OK. If the files do not fit on one disc, you are prompted for additional discs. 9 Click Done when recording is complete. For additional information about saving archives on your hard disk drive or scheduling automatic archives, see the online Help.
Disc Labeling with LightScribe LightScribe (select models only) is a direct disc labeling technology providing you a simple way to burn precise, silk screen-quality labels. It combines the CD or DVD drive of your PC with specially coated discs (sold separately) and enhanced disc- labeling software.
Repeat the previous step for each track or file on the disc. d Click the left or right arrows next to Layout and Background to select design elements for the disc. The selections you make are previewed in the disc window. 4 When you are satisfied with the appearance of your label, insert the LightScribe media disc (label side down) into the disc drive tray, and then click Print.
Disc Features and Compatibility Table Can be Plays in Plays in recorded home or car home DVD Disc File type onto Plays in PC stereo player CD-ROM Data Music Varies by model CD-R Data Music Varies by model Varies by model CD-RW Data Music...
Optical Drive Quick Reference Table Combo Optical DVD+RW/+R Double- CD-RW/ drive can: CD-ROM CD-RW DVD-ROM DVD-RAM DVD-RW/–R Layer DVD Read CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs Read DVDs Read data on a CD Play music Record data or music to disc for storage or backup View DVD movies...
Software Quick Reference Table Your PC includes a number of software programs that: • Record and play CDs • Record data CDs • Import and edit video files • Record video CDs and DVDs • Organize digital media files The following table describes the functionality specific to each of these programs. Use it to determine which program to use to perform a task.
With this program: You can: Sonic DigitalMedia Plus • Record data and music files. (select models only) • Record a copy of an existing music or data CD to use on the PC. • Create customized music CDs from CDs in your collection, or from .wav, .mp3, or .wma files.
Creating Video Discs and Movies Your PC may include the following movie-making programs, depending on your model: • Sonic MyDVD (select models only) • Sonic DigitalMedia Plus (select models only) • Windows Movie Maker • muvee autoProducer (select models only) These programs all capture, edit, and manage your home video files, while allowing you to add your own personal touch to your home movies.
To capture video files, you need to: 1 Connect your video source device according to the device’s instructions. 2 Turn your device on and set it to playback mode. 3 Make sure Sonic MyDVD can detect your digital or analog device. 4 If your PC has multiple video devices connected, they all appear on the Capture screen.
Creating a Video Project To create a video project: 1 Click Start, choose All Programs, Sonic, and then DigitalMedia Home. 2 Click the Video button to display the Video Guide. 3 Click Create Project, and then DVD or VCD depending on the type of project you want to create.
Capturing video to a video project You can capture live video or still images by connecting a Web camera or digital video camera to your PC’s USB connector. The video capture is added to your video project and stored in a file on your hard disk drive. To add a video capture to a video project: 1 Click File, Open, and then select a video project that you created as described in “Creating a Video Project”...
Adding slideshows to a video project You can create a slideshow (a series of still images displayed automatically) by adding existing still photos to your project or by capturing them with a connected digital video source. To add a slideshow to a video project: 1 Click File, Open, and then select a video project that you created as described in “Creating a Video Project”...
Editing the style of a video project You can change the style of a number of elements within your video project. The elements include: • Background color and graphics on the menus and submenus • Button styles • Background music •...
5 Click one of the four tabs (Fades & Dissolves, Filters, Text, or Themes and backgrounds) next to the preview screen. 6 Drag and drop any of the effects over scenes (or between them for transitions) in the storyboard. 7 Click OK to save the edits. For more information about any of the editing features, click Help and then Sonic MyDVD Help from within the Edit window.
Creating a Video Project With the Direct-to-Disc Wizards Sonic MyDVD includes Direct-to-Disc Wizards that guide you through the steps you must complete to create a DVD or VCD video project. A video project is a way to group, organize, store, play, and burn related video and still digital files. 1 Connect your digital camcorder or Web camera to your PC.
Note that the Direct-to-Disc Wizards do not include the editing features that are available from the standard interface. You can edit a project created with a wizard before burning it to a disc as described in: • “Editing the style of a video project” on page 86. •...
DVD Recording Time The following table lists the approximate DVD-Video recording time for different disc sizes at different video quality settings (your DVD recorder may not support all these disc sizes). Video Audio Estimated time per disc size quality format 8.5 GB 4.7 GB 2.6 GB...
Creating Movies Using muvee autoProducer Creating personalized and professional-looking video movies is simple with muvee autoProducer (select models only). Basic Steps to Make a Movie The basic steps to produce a movie with muvee autoProducer are: 1 Capture digital video: Capture live or recorded video to your hard disk drive directly from a compatible digital video camcorder.
3 Add music: Select music files on your PC to add to your movie soundtrack. You can use these music file types in your movie project: File extension File type .mp3 MPEG Layer 3 audio .m4a MPEG-4 audio layer .wav Windows audio .wma Windows Media audio...
Using muvee autoProducer Getting started To open muvee autoProducer: 1 Click Start on the taskbar. 2 Select All Programs, muvee Technologies, muvee autoProducer, and then muvee autoProducer to open muvee autoProducer. NOTE: You can also open muvee autoProducer from within Digital Media Plus. Select the Video tab and then muvee autoProducer.
Capturing video from a DV camcorder You can capture (copy) digital video files to your hard disk drive by using muvee autoProducer either: • Live (known as camera mode) using a compatible DV camcorder. See “Capturing live video from a DV camcorder” on page 94. •...
Capturing recorded video from a DV camcorder For best results with muvee autoProducer, capture only video footage that you are most interested in using in your movie project. To capture camcorder (copy) recorded video to your hard disk drive: 1 Connect your DV camcorder to the FireWire (IEEE 1394) port on your PC. 2 Turn on the camcorder and set to VCR mode.
Use the magicMoments controls to mark video scenes to include and exclude: • Click and hold down the green thumbs-up button to mark scenes that must be included in the movie. • Click and hold down the red thumbs-down button to mark scenes that must be left out of the movie.
6 Use magicSpot to control the motion that is applied to your picture: • Select the magicSpot button to open the magicSpot window. • Click the manual button to display two overlapping frames over your picture. • Move the frames around to set the start and end points for motion. The arrow in the frames shows the direction of motion.
• User Defined. Select the duration in minutes and seconds: • If the duration of your music is longer than the duration of video and pictures, place a check in the Allow video and pictures to repeat check box to repeat video clips and pictures for the full duration of your music files.
Click the Use font button to select the font, style, size, color, and effects from the Font window. d Select a background image or color for the title. 3 Click the Credits tab. a Select a Credits effect from the drop-down window. b Type the text you want to appear at the end of your movie in the Enter your credits here box.
Saving the movie project Once you are satisfied with the look of your movie project, you are ready to save it. You can save the movie to a file on your hard disk drive or create a VCD or DVD disc: 1 Click the Save muvee button.
Getting Help Finding Onscreen Guides Onscreen guides are available in the User’s Guides folder (select models only). 1 Click Start on the taskbar. 2 Choose All Programs. 3 Choose User’s Guides. 4 Click an item to view it or use it. If there are no guide titles listed in the folder, your PC has no onscreen NOTE: guides.
Using the Onscreen Help and Support Center Information about your PC is in the onscreen Help and Support Center (select models only). Here you can find links to driver updates, access to technical support options, and information about commonly asked questions. To open the Help and Support Center: •...
Getting messages After you view or close a message, it will not automatically display again. To read a previously received message, open Updates from HP: 1 Click Start on the taskbar. 2 Choose All Programs. 3 Choose PC Help & Tools. 4 Click Updates from HP.
Reactivating messages When you reactivate the Updates from HP service, the service runs whenever you are connected to the Internet, and you automatically receive messages as they become available. To turn on the service: 1 Click Start on the taskbar. 2 Choose All Programs.
Index adding cable tunnel camcorder capture files to video projects camera docking station music captions pictures capturing video video DV camcorder adhesive disc labels in video projects antivirus, installing program live video appending discs recorded video audio connectors requirements retasking (multi-streaming) card reader, memory carpal tunnel syndrome best fit for videos and pictures...
archiving .m4a burning in multiple sessions .mov burning tips .mp3 verifying integrity .mpeg-1 digital images, managing .mpeg-2 digital picture .mpeg-4 digital video camera .wav recording videos .wma Direct-to-Disc Wizards (MyDVD) .wmv discs file formats, video drive compatibility files erasing rewritable adding to partially recorded discs features and compatibility image...
Help & Tools labeling discs setting up adhesive labels transferring files and settings to new PC with LightScribe LightScribe peripherals compatible media using the docking station disc labeling pictures, managing driver updates playing music CDs requirements quality settings, recording DVDs magicMoments magicSpot make muvee...
multichannel audio editing configuring files (MyDVD) connecting – muvee autoProducer projects resolving sound issues background music stereo burning to disc connecting to the PC button styles storing data files capture length style capturing video submenus in video projects chapter points Support custom styles messages...