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    P-3000 User’s Guide...

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    Epson product. Epson is not responsible for any use of this information as applied to other products. Neither Seiko Epson Corporation nor its affiliates shall be liable to the purchaser of this product or third parties for damages, losses, costs, or expenses incurred by the purchaser or third parties as a result of accident, misuse, or abuse of this product or unauthorized modifications, repairs, or alterations to this product, or (excluding the U.S.) failure to strictly comply with Seiko Epson Corporation’s operating and maintenance instructions.

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    DivX, DivX Certified, and associated logos are trademarks of DivX, Inc. and are used under license. General Notice: Other product names used herein are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners. Epson disclaims any and all rights in those marks.

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Contents Introduction Features........7 Using the Documentation.

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    Viewing Videos ....... . . 30 Supported Video Formats ..... 30 Playing Videos .

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    Chapter 7 Customizing Settings Hard Drive Capacity......60 Power Save ........60 File Operation.

  • Page 7: Features

    Contains important information and useful tips on the operation of your product. If you need assistance using your viewer, see “Where To Get ™ memory cards Help” on page 69. ® Your package also includes a P-3000/P-5000 Basics Guide. Keep it with the viewer for handy reference.

  • Page 8: Chapter 1 Getting Started

    Chapter 1 Getting Started Parts SD card slot CompactFlash card slot Memory card access light Headphone connector Liquid Crystal Strap hook Display (LCD) CF card slot eject button Power switch with Hold function Battery cover Host USB connector (for camera, flash drive, etc.) Device USB connector A/V Out connector...

  • Page 9: Lights And Buttons

    Lights and Buttons Activity light Flashes blue during power on, printing, file transfer, and computer connection 4-way ring Press to select a photo or navigate the menus Charge light Green for battery charging; orange for problems Back Charge Menu Display Menu button Display button Press to display a...

  • Page 10: Installing The Battery

    Installing the Battery The viewer comes with a lithium-ion battery. Turn the viewer upside down. Slide the battery cover to the right to open it. Insert the battery into the compartment in the direction of the arrow on the battery. Close the battery cover and slide it to the left until it clicks.

  • Page 11: Removing The Battery

    To charge the battery, connect the AC adapter as shown below. Connect the other end to the power cord, and plug it into an electrical outlet. Caution: Do not connect the AC adapter when the battery is not installed; this can damage the viewer. Turn off the viewer before disconnecting the AC adapter.

  • Page 12: Turning On The Power

    Pull out the battery. Then close the battery cover. Turning On the Power Slide the power switch down as shown below, then release it. The activity light flashes for a moment then turns off. Activity light Setting the Language, Date, and Time The first time you turn on the viewer, you see the Language setting screen: Note:...

  • Page 13: Locking The Buttons

    Press . You see the Date and Time screen: Press up or down on the 4-way ring to change the value for the selected item (such as the year). To go to the next option ( Month press right or left. After setting the date, set the date format.

  • Page 14: Using The Home Screen

    Using the Home Screen Whenever you turn on the viewer, the Home screen appears. All operations can be started from this screen. Hold icon SD icon Home My Music View Rated Files My Videos My Photos Backup Files 20122006.001 Memory Card 19122006.002 USB Device 19122006.001...

  • Page 15: Turning Off The Power

    Turning Off the Power Before you turn off the viewer, make sure the memory card access light is off. Then slide the power switch as shown below, and hold it down for a few seconds until the activity light flashes and the viewer turns off. Memory card access light Activity light...

  • Page 16: Chapter 2 Using Memory Cards

    Chapter 2 Using Memory Cards The viewer has two memory card slots: one for CompactFlash cards and one for SD (Secure Digital) cards. This chapter explains how to insert and remove memory cards and how to display and copy files. Inserting and Removing Memory Cards The viewer supports the following types of memory cards:...

  • Page 17: Using The Cf Card Slot

    Using the CF Card Slot You can use Type I and Type II CompactFlash cards or Microdrive cards in the slot. If you have a CF Card CompactFlash adapter, you can also use other types of cards, as described in “Inserting and Removing Memory Cards” on page 16.

  • Page 18: Using The Sd Card Slot

    Using the SD Card Slot You can use Secure Digital or MultiMedia cards in the slot. Card Insert the memory card into the slot as shown below. Then push the memory card all the way into the slot. Caution: Make sure you insert memory cards in the correct orientation. Otherwise, the card and viewer may be damaged.

  • Page 19: Copying Files From A Memory Card

    Copying Files From a Memory Card After you insert a memory card, you can browse the files and decide what you want to do with them, or simply copy all the files on the card to the viewer. Note: If the battery power is low, copying may not be completed. Use the AC adapter if this happens.

  • Page 20: Copying Selected Files

    Copying Selected Files Insert a memory card. If the Memory Card Menu doesn’t open automatically, select Home screen, then press In the Memory Card menu, select Card Browse SD Memory Card Press . The files on the memory card appear in thumbnail view.

  • Page 21: Copying Files To A Folder

    Copying Files to a Folder You can copy selected files directly from a memory card to a new or existing folder in My Videos or My Photos. Insert a memory card. If the Memory Card Menu doesn’t open automatically, select in the Home screen, then Memory Card press...

  • Page 22: Creating A New Folder And Copying Files

    Creating a New Folder and Copying Files You can create a folder and copy files to it from a memory card, USB device, or from Backup Files. To copy items to a new folder, follow the steps in the previous section. When you select Create New Folder on-screen keyboard appears with the current date...

  • Page 23: Chapter 3 Viewing Photos And Videos

    Chapter 3 Viewing Photos and Videos After you have copied files from a memory card, you can view or play them in various ways. This chapter explains how to view photos and video files on your viewer and on a TV or projector.

  • Page 24: Changing The Display

    ❍ Thumbnails of folders that have been backed up on your computer in Backup Files are displayed with the icon. ❍ Files in unsupported formats or with names that contain unsupported characters may be displayed as “?”, and may not be accessible. Changing the Display You can change the file view by pressing the while in a folder.

  • Page 25: Supported Image Formats

    Edit Locks files or folders (page 53), renames folders, (page 51), or rotates photos (page 29). Rating Rates files from one to 5 stars. See page 54. Photo Print Prints photo images. See page 57. Play Settings Sets the display size for videos, or returns to the beginning of the video.

  • Page 26: Viewing Images

    Viewing Images After you have copied files from a memory card you can view them in various ways. You can display the images at full screen, zoom in, or show several types of photographic information. Use the 4-way ring to select My Photos Files Home...

  • Page 27: Zooming An Image

    Zooming an Image You can zoom RAW images up to 100% and JPEG images up to 400%. ❍ To zoom in on an image, press the pressing it to zoom in up to 400%. ❍ To zoom out, press the button.

  • Page 28: Displaying A Wider Color Gamut

    To view the over- and under-exposure preview, press a third time: Display In the preview, poorly exposed highlight and shadow areas show graduated tone reversal. The brightest 6% of the image shows 4 levels of black, and the darkest 6% shows 4 levels of white.

  • Page 29: Rotating An Image

    Select and press Slide Show To adjust the timing, effects, and music, press while the slide show is playing. Select one of the following, then press settings as noted. ❍ Choose from 10 brightness levels. LCD Brightness: ❍ Choose the time between Slide Show Duration: slide transitions, from 1 to 30 seconds.

  • Page 30: Viewing Videos

    Viewing Videos The viewer supports video files in resolutions ranging from 320 × 240 pixels to 720 × 576 pixels, with file sizes up to 2GB. Supported Video Formats File Video codec Audio format codec .avi MPEG-4 AAC, (Advanced G.711, Simple Profile) PCM, ADPCM...

  • Page 31: Playing Videos

    Note: DVD-Video, DivX menu, and WMV DRM are not supported. To display your viewer’s DivX VOD registration code, see “Movie Setting” on page 61. Playing Videos You can transfer video files directly from memory cards as described in “Copying Files From a Memory Card” on page 19.

  • Page 32: Setting The Display Mode

    Setting the Display Mode You can choose from five different modes to adjust the color, brightness, and contrast for various types of videos. While a video is playing, press the display the pop-up menu. Select , then press Display mode Select one of the following: ❍...

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    Note: You may need to set the Video Out setting to match your TV (see page 62). Some TVs may crop your images on the top and bottom, or you may notice some flickering, for example, near the edges of the screen.

  • Page 34: Chapter 4 Playing Music

    Playing Music You can transfer audio files from your computer and play them on the viewer. You can create playlists using the Epson Link2 software on your computer, or using the viewer itself. This chapter describes how to transfer and play music, and how to manage your audio files on the viewer.

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    Caution: Epson Link2 uses ID3 tags to organize your music files. If the ID3 tag information is missing, these items will appear as “unknown. ” The viewer will rename your files to make them playable.

  • Page 36: Supported Audio Formats

    Supported Audio Formats The viewer can store up to 10,000 audio files. It supports the following audio formats without copyright protection and with a maximum file size of 100MB: Audio file Audio codec extensions .m4a AAC (MPEG4) .mp3 MP3 (MPEG 1/2/2.5 - Layer 3) .wma Windows Media...

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    Select a category to start playing, then press My Music Artist Album Agians Genre Alimia Andy Wells Auidence Effects Playlist Beaches Update Music List BOYS Butterflies Cindy Jackson David Blues Elvis Cole JACKIE6 James Walter johon jones Micheal Pole MOON 608 You can narrow your search by selecting one of the categories and navigating its subcategories using the 4-way ring.

  • Page 38: Setting Repeat And Shuffle Options

    You can create playlists using the Epson Link2 software, or Play on the viewer itself. Follow the steps below to create a playlist using Epson Link2, or see “Creating a Playlist on the Viewer” on page 39. to set the Connect the viewer to your computer as described on page 34.

  • Page 39: Creating A Playlist On The Viewer

    Enter a name for the playlist. Select the songs you want to add. If you want to add all the songs from an album or by an artist, you can select the album or artist. Click the down arrow in the center of the screen to add the songs to your playlist.

  • Page 40: Adding Tracks To An Existing Playlist

    After entering the name, select Done Select the tracks for the playlist using the 4-way ring and the button. The selected files are displayed with check marks. If you want to select all the tracks displayed, press and select Menu Select All When you have selected all the tracks you want, press...

  • Page 41: Using The Equalizer

    Using the Equalizer You can use the equalizer to select from 7 genre settings or create a customized setting of your own. In My Music, press the button to display the Menu pop-up menu. Select Audio Equalizer Setting Select the setting you want and press ❍...

  • Page 42: Chapter 5 Managing Files

    Copying Files To and From Your Computer You can use the Epson Link2 software to back up files from the viewer to your computer and copy files from your computer to the viewer. Make sure you have installed the software, following the instructions in your P-3000/P-5000 Basics guide.

  • Page 43: Backing Up Files To Your Computer

    42. Double-click the Epson Link2 to open the program. If you see a message that Epson Link2 has found files in your viewer’s Backup Files folder, click the files automatically. Note: Only files that haven’t already been copied will be transferred.

  • Page 44: Copying Files From Your Computer To The Viewer

    If you want to specify conversion settings, see “Setting Backup and Conversion Preferences” on page 45. Connect the viewer to your computer as described on page 42. Double-click the Epson Link2 to open the program. Select , or Photos Videos Music type of files you want to transfer.

  • Page 45: Setting Backup And Conversion Preferences

    Setting Backup and Conversion Preferences You can use the Settings window in Epson Link2 to change the folder where files from the viewer are saved on your computer. You can also change the conversion settings for video files transferred from your computer to the viewer. In Windows, you can also change the conversion settings for audio files.

  • Page 46: Using The Viewer With Usb Devices

    If you want to change the folder where files are backed up on your computer, you can adjust the Store Folder check box. You Settings. The default folder is Epson Link2 Backup in My Documents (Windows) or Documents (Macintosh). When you are finished, click...

  • Page 47: Connecting A Usb Device

    Note: USB hubs are not supported, and some USB devices may not work without a power connection. Epson cannot guarantee the compatibility of any device. Connecting a USB Device Before you connect a USB device, connect the AC adapter to the viewer and plug it in if possible. If your USB device has an AC adapter, use it to prevent the possible loss of files during transfer.

  • Page 48: Copying Files To The Usb Device

    The folder is named according to the date, for example, . You can change the date 12252006.001 format by selecting Settings > Date and Time the Home screen (see page 11). Folders are numbered in the order they are copied. Skip to step 7.

  • Page 49: Setting Folders As Private

    Press , then wait while the files are copied. Copying Selected Files to a USB Device You can select individual files or folders to copy. Follow the instructions on page 47 to connect the USB device. Select the file or folder you want to copy. Press the button.

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    You see the Password screen: Select Folders to Set as Private 01002000 2006.0617 2005.1205 Password If you have already set a password for your viewer, enter the 4-digit password number using the 4-way ring, then press If you have not set a password, leave the password at the default setting, , and press 0000...

  • Page 51: Renaming A Folder

    Note: To hide the folder set as a private folder, select Hide Private Folders in step 3. To show private folders, select Show Private Folders in step 3. Renaming a Folder Using the 4-way ring, select a folder to rename. Press , select , then press...

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    Check boxes appear on each thumbnail image: Select Files to Delete Check EPV2014.JPG EPV2171.JPG EPV2273.JPG EPV2279.JPG EPV0013.TXT EPV2619.JPG Use the 4-way ring to highlight each file or folder you want to delete, and press to select it. The selected items are displayed with red check marks.

  • Page 53: Locking Files And Folders

    Locking Files and Folders You can lock selected files or folders so they cannot be deleted or rotated. When a file or folder is locked, the icon is displayed. Select a folder or file to lock. Press the button to display the pop-up menu. Menu Select , then select...

  • Page 54: Setting A Folder Icon Or Home Screen Wallpaper

    Home screen. You can rate up to 3000 photos. When you copy a rated file to your computer, you must use the Epson Link2 software to copy the rating information. You can then move your rated files into Adobe Bridge.

  • Page 55: Selecting A Screen Saver

    Note: If you delete a file from My Photos, My Videos, or Backup Files, the corresponding rated file will also be deleted from View Rated Files. Selecting a Screen Saver You can select a folder to be used as a screen saver. The photos in the folder will be displayed as a slide show when the viewer is plugged in using the AC adapter and is inactive for 3 minutes.

  • Page 56: Connecting The Viewer To A Printer

    PictBridge-compatible printer, such as the Epson R260, R380, or RX580. Check the Epson web site to get the latest information on supported printers. See “Where To Get Help” on page 69. Depending on your printer model and settings, you can use the following sizes and types of paper.

  • Page 57: Printing Your Photos

    Connect the other end of the cable to the USB connector on the printer. Note: Disconnect the USB cable from the viewer when not operating with a computer or printer. Printing Your Photos Make sure the printer is turned on and has paper and ink. Make sure the AC adapter is connected to the viewer before you print.

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    To display a preview of the color when you print with PhotoEnhance ™ on an Epson printer, press Press to return to the normal display. Back Once you have selected all of the photos and set the number of prints for each, press the printer connection, and you see the Print Settings screen.

  • Page 59: Printing Your Videos

    Printing Your Videos You can print images from video files at 12 frames per sheet × on 4 6-inch paper only. Make sure the printer is connected and has paper and ink, and the AC adapter is connected to the viewer. Start playing the video.

  • Page 60: Chapter 7 Customizing Settings

    Chapter 7 Customizing Settings You can change settings for displaying images, copying files, controlling the viewer’s sounds, and other functions. From the Home screen, select Settings see this screen: Settings Hard Drive Capacity Power Save File Operation Movie Setting Slide Show Sound View Mode Date and Time...

  • Page 61: File Operation

    ❍ to set when the screen saver begins Screen Saver during inactivity (if the AC adapter is connected). You can select 1, 3, 5, 10, or 15 minutes. See “Slide Show” (below) to control the features of the screen saver. File Operation Use these options to change how the viewer handles various file-related operations:...

  • Page 62: Sound

    Sound Use these options to control the default volume for movies and music, and to set audible alerts. ❍ to turn on or off sounds made by the viewer Key Beep when you press the buttons. ❍ to select one of several Backup Complete Sound preset sounds to alert you when the viewer finishes backing up files.

  • Page 63: Troubleshooting

    Cannot access the hard Backup all the data to the drive. There may be a computer and contact Epson as problem with the hard described in “Where To Get drive, or it may not be Help” on page 69.

  • Page 64: Problems And Solutions

    Error message Description No response from the Make sure your printer is on and printer. Please check the the USB cable is connected printer. correctly. Check the printer’s manual to make sure it’s PictBridge-compatible. Turn off the viewer and wait until it cools down.

  • Page 65: File Viewing Problems

    File Viewing Problems The image is not displayed. Cause What to do The image format is not If an image doesn’t appear or supported. appears as supported file type. See “Supported Image Formats” on page 25. The image data is Copy the image again.

  • Page 66: File Operation Problems

    No sound comes out when a video is played. Cause What to do The Audio Codec of the Check the file format. See file is not supported. “Supported Video Formats” on page 30 or “Supported Audio Formats” on page 36 for details. File Operation Problems You cannot copy a file or files.

  • Page 67: Printing Problems

    Instructions for updating the firmware are provided online. Uninstalling Software If you need to uninstall the Epson Link2 software, follow the procedure below for Windows or on page 68 for Macintosh. Be sure to back up any viewer installation data before deleting.

  • Page 68: Macintosh

    Macintosh Connect the viewer to your Macintosh. Double-click the drive on your desktop. P-3000 Double-click the installation software. Select Custom Install. Select Epson Link2 On the software installation screen, select When you see a message asking you to restart, click Restart Now.

  • Page 69: Replacing The Battery

    You can download software and documentation, get FAQs and troubleshooting advice, or e-mail Epson with your questions. Speak to a Support Representative Before you call Epson for support, please have the following information ready: ❍ Product name (Epson P-3000) ❍...

  • Page 70: Appendix A Notices And Specifications

    Appendix A Notices and Specifications System Requirements Windows System Requirements To use your viewer software, your system should have: ❍ A Microsoft ® Windows compatible PC with a Pentium ® III processor (1 GHz or faster recommended) ❍ Microsoft Windows 2000 (SP3 or later), Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Professional, or Windows XP Professional x64.

  • Page 71: Safety Instructions

    Do not format the hard disk from your computer, or the viewer will be unusable. Epson is not responsible for backing up or recovering data. It is strongly recommended that you make your own backup files. ❍...

  • Page 72: Using The Battery

    If a battery is swallowed, seek medical treatment immediately. ❍ Use only an Epson lithium-ion battery for the viewer according to the instructions in this manual. ❍ Use only AC adapter model A351H and the viewer (Model G961A/G961B) to charge batteries.

  • Page 73: Disposing Of The Battery

    ❍ Prevent the battery from coming into contact with metal objects that could short-circuit it, such as coins or keys. ❍ Do not insert the battery into power outlets or other power sources such as car cigarette lighter sockets. ❍ Do not solder wires or terminals directly to the battery.

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    ❍ The AC adapter and power cable provided are designed for use with the viewer. Do not attempt to use them with other electronic devices unless specified. ❍ Do not remove the AC adapter from this device during operations (connecting the AC adapter during operations is possible).

  • Page 75: Using A Memory Card

    LCD panel is damaged in any way. ❍ If the LCD panel on the viewer is damaged, contact Epson. ❍ If the liquid crystal solution contained in the LCD panel on the viewer leaks out and gets onto your hands, wash them thoroughly with soap and water.

  • Page 76: Standards And Approvals

    Wash hands after handling. (provided in accordance with Proposition 65 in Cal. Health & Safety Code § 25249.5 et seq) Standards and Approvals Epson P-3000 EMC: FCC Part 15 Subpart B Class CAN/CSA-CEI/IEC CISPR22 Class B AC Adapter (Model A351H)

  • Page 77: Specifications

    Specifications General × LCD: 4 inches, 640 Approx. 16,770,000 colors HDD: 2.5 inch HDD, 40GB, FAT 12/16/32 VFAT supported Dimensions Height 3.5 inches (88.7 mm) (without Width 5.9 inches (150 mm) projections) and weight: Depth 1.3 inches (33.1 mm) Weight 15.0 oz (426 g), (approx.) including battery...

  • Page 78: Optional Accessory

    Electrical Input voltage: DC 5.0 V Rated current: Maximum 2.3 A Power 6.3 W (when using the battery) consumption: 7.9 W (when using the AC adapter) Interface USB connector: Two USB 2.0 (Mass Storage Class) interfaces Full Speed and High Speed mode Host: Standard A Device: Mini-B...

  • Page 79: Index

    Index , 8, 32 A/V Out connector AC adapter , 11 connecting connector , 73 to 75 safety , 78 specifications , 76 standards , 12 Activity light Adobe Bridge , 55 AdobeRGB , 28, 62 Audio conversion , 46 copying files to viewer , 34 to 35 , 38 to 40...

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    , 28 Display Photo Enhance , 30, 61 DivX , 25 DNG files Eject button , 78 Electrical specifications Epson , 35, 38, 42 to 46 Link2 , 56 printers , 69 purchasing battery , 69 technical support Index 80...

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    , 41 Equalizer Error messages , 63 to 64 Exif , 27 File formats , 36 audio , 25 image , 30 video , 61 File Operation settings Files copying from memory card , 19 to 21 copying to/from computer , 42 to 44 copying to/from USB devices , 47 to 49...

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    , 35 ID3 tags Images , 22 copying to folder , 28 displaying as a slide show displaying information , 27 display problems , 65 file formats , 25 printing , 56 to 59 , 54 to 55 rating , 29, 61 rotating , 26 to 29 viewing...

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    Music conversion , 46 copying to viewer , 34 to 35 creating playlist , 38 to 40 deleting files , 41 equalizer , 41 , 36 file formats , 36 to 41 playing , 38 repeat and shuffle Overexposure preview , 27 , 56 Paper, types and sizes...

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    , 71 to 76 Safety instructions , 23 Screen icons , 55 Screen saver Secure Digital cards , 16 card slot , 8, 18 icon , 14 Settings , 60 to 62 customizing , 12 to 13, 62 Date and time , 14 icon , 12, 62...

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    Video , 30 codec , 46 conversion , 32 display modes DivX registration code , 61 file formats , 30 playing , 30 to 31 printing , 59 , 65 to 66 problems , 31 screen size , 62 selecting NTSC or PAL , 61 settings , 14...

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