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  • Page 1 Document Camera User's Guide...
  • Page 2: Important Safety Instructions

    Important Safety Instructions Read this User's Guide and follow all safety instructions for your document camera. Keep this guide at hand for future reference. This symbol indicates information that, if ignored, could possibly result in personal injury or even death due to incorrect handling. Warning Caution This symbol indicates information that, if ignored, could possibly result in personal injury or physical damage due to incorrect handling.
  • Page 3 Electrical Precautions Warning Never open any covers on the document camera except as specifically explained in this User's Guide. Never attempt to disassemble or modify the document camera. Refer all repairs to qualified service technicians. Unplug the document camera from the outlet and refer all repairs to qualified service technicians under the following conditions: •...
  • Page 4 Caution Turn off the document camera and unplug it after use. Make sure the power is turned off, the plug is disconnected from the outlet, and all cables are disconnected before moving the document camera. Installation Precautions Warning If you apply adhesives to prevent the screws from loosening, or if you use lubricants or oils on the document camera, the document camera housing may crack. This could cause serious injury.
  • Page 5 Caution Unplug the AC adapter from the outlet before cleaning to prevent electric shock. Usage Precautions Caution Do not look into the lens when the LED illumination lamp is on. The bright light can damage your eyes. Do not use excessive force when adjusting the document camera. The document camera may be broken, resulting in personal injury. Do not place heavy objects on document camera, or it may be damaged.
  • Page 6 • If a malfunction occurs or if the device needs to be repaired • If damage occurs due to a natural disaster In addition to the situations mentioned above, Epson shall not be responsible for the loss of any data or damage to data even during a warranty period.
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Contents Important Safety Instructions ......2 Projecting Plugging In and Turning On ....... . 25 Introduction Displaying a Document or Other Materials .
  • Page 8 Contents Image Adjustments and Effects Solving Problems Using the On-screen Menu ........48 Problems and Solutions .
  • Page 9: Introduction

    Introduction You can use the Epson ELPDC12 document camera to capture and project pages from books or other documents, and even three-dimensional objects. With the included software, you can create time-lapse photos and annotate images produced by the document camera.
  • Page 10: Product Features

    Product Features Included Items • Remote control with 2 AA batteries • Power cord and adapter • VGA cable • USB cable • Software CD • User's manual CD • Quick Start • Microscope adapter...
  • Page 11: Document Camera Parts

    Document Camera Parts Name Function Top/Side/Rear Security slot The security slot is compatible with the Microsaver security system manufactured by Kensington. p.18 Interface s "Interface" p.13 Security bar Lets you attach a commercially available security cable to lock the document camera in place. p.18 SD card slot Lets you save and display images on an SD card.
  • Page 12: Camera Head

    Document Camera Parts Name Function Camera Head Camera arm Extends or retracts the camera arm to adjust the height of the camera head. Attention Do not rub the lens with harsh materials or subject it to shock, as it can be easily damaged.
  • Page 13: Interface

    Document Camera Parts Name Function Interface ] [ ] [ ] button When the menu screen is displayed, pressing these buttons selects menu items and setting values. Adjusts the image Brightness. ] button [Enter] button When the menu is displayed, pressing this button confirms the current item.
  • Page 14: Base

    Document Camera Parts Base Name Function Mounting points You can attach the document camera to a table, cart, or stand with commercially available M4 bolts. p.18 Security bar Lets you attach a commercially available security cable to lock the document camera in place. p.18...
  • Page 15: Remote Control Buttons

    Projector operations Remote Control Name Function [t] button When used with an Epson projector, turns the projector on or off.* You cannot operate the document camera with this button. [A/V Mute] button Turns the video and audio of an Epson projector on or off.*...
  • Page 16 Remote Control Buttons Name Function [Esc] button Stops the current function. When the menu is displayed, pressing this button moves to the previous menu level. [Snapshot] button Captures still images. [Record] button Starts and stops video recording. [Zoom] button Enlarges or reduces the image without changing the [z] [x] projection size.
  • Page 17: Storing The Document Camera

    Storing the Document Camera When you're not using the document camera, simply fold its arm down as shown. Caution Do not try to press the arm flat or fold it backwards, or it may get damaged.
  • Page 18: Securing The Document Camera

    Securing the Document Camera You can secure the document camera by fastening a cable to the security bar, shown below, or by inserting a Kensington anti-theft cable into the Kensington security port. In addition, you can attach the document camera to a table, cart, or stand at the mounting points indicated below.
  • Page 19: Connecting

    Connecting Follow the instructions in this section to set up the document camera and give a presentation.
  • Page 20: Connecting To A Projector

    Connecting to a Projector You can connect the document camera to a projector using a standard Connect the document camera by one of the following methods: VGA cable, composite video cable, or HDMI cable, or to other video VGA connection equipment such as an external monitor.
  • Page 21 Connecting to a Projector Composite video cable HDMI connection HDMI port HDMI cable • When connecting with a USB cable, video from other output ports is not displayed. • When two or more cables are connected, the priority of video output is HDMI >...
  • Page 22: Connecting To A Computer

    Connecting to a Computer When you connect the document camera to your computer, you can use the included software to capture, edit, and play back still images and videos. p.54 Connecting to a computer also lets you display PowerPoint slides or other applications.
  • Page 23: Connect For Use Without The Document Camera Software

    Connecting to a Computer VGA cable If an image doesn't appear on the screen, the document VGA cable camera's USB Mode may be set to Mass Storage; see p.67 change the setting. If you connected a laptop, see p.67 Display Out port check your laptop settings.
  • Page 24: Projecting

    Projecting...
  • Page 25: Plugging In And Turning On

    Plugging In and Turning On Connect the power adapter as shown and plug the adapter into a wall outlet. Press the [ ] power button to turn on the document camera. It takes about 20 seconds for the document camera to output an image.
  • Page 26: Displaying A Document Or Other Materials

    Displaying a Document or Other Materials Positioning the Document Camera Raise the camera arm while holding the body with your other hand. Attention Do not try to press the arm flat or fold it backwards, or it may get Rotate the camera arm as shown below. damaged.
  • Page 27: Projecting

    Displaying a Document or Other Materials Projecting Place your document on the table under the camera head. Align the center of your document with the mark on the side of the document camera. • You can quickly align letter- or A4-size paper with the guides on the side of the document camera.
  • Page 28 Displaying a Document or Other Materials To zoom in on part of the image, press the [Zoom] - [ ] button on • You can zoom up to 16x. When using the digital zoom, you can the document camera or remote control. Press the [Zoom] - [ scroll the enlarged image by pressing the [ ], [ ], [ ], and [ ]...
  • Page 29: Freezing An Image

    Displaying a Document or Other Materials Freezing an Image Press and release the [ ] button to freeze the image. (If you press and hold the button, it saves the image. p.39) After freezing the image, you can remove your document while leaving its image displayed on the screen.
  • Page 30: Displaying Live Action Or Whiteboard Images

    Displaying Live Action or Whiteboard Images You can use the document camera to display a lecture or presentation at the front of a room, or to capture images of a whiteboard or chalkboard. Press the [Menu] button and select Image > Image Rotation to 180 degrees to display the image upside-down.
  • Page 31: Projecting Through A Microscope

    Projecting Through a Microscope To display objects as seen through a microscope, use the included microscope adapter. • Adjust the focus and zoom of a microscope before attaching to the document camera. • Images may not be displayed correctly depending on the optical properties of your microscope.
  • Page 32 Projecting Through a Microscope If you manually adjust the brightness or zoom after setting Microscope to On in step 3, Microscope is automatically set to Off.
  • Page 33: Adding Annotations

    Adding Annotations When a USB mouse is connected to the document camera, the annotation tools are displayed on the live camera image and you can add handwritten or graphic annotations with the USB mouse. • You can only use the annotation function when the live camera image is displayed.
  • Page 34 Adding Annotations Use the left mouse button to draw lines or graphics or erase with an eraser. Disconnect the USB mouse to end the annotation. • You cannot use the on-screen menu while annotating. • Images with your annotations cannot be saved.
  • Page 35: Switching Between Your Computer And The Live Camera Image

    Switching Between Your Computer and the Live Camera Image If you've connected a computer ( p.22), you can show PowerPoint slides or images from any other application on your computer. You can easily switch back-and-forth between your computer application and the live camera image.
  • Page 36: Displaying A Split Screen

    Displaying a Split Screen If you have images saved in the document camera's internal memory or on an SD card or USB drive ( p.38), you can display two images at the same time. When connecting to a computer with a USB cable, you cannot use this function.
  • Page 37 Displaying a Split Screen If you select Internal Memory, SD Card, or USB Flash Drive as To exit split screen mode, press [Menu] or [Esc]. the source, you see a screen that lets you select which image to use: Use the [ ] [ ] [ ] arrow buttons to highlight the image you want to display, and press [Enter] to select it.
  • Page 38: Saving Images And Displaying A Slideshow

    Saving Images and Displaying a Slideshow Images captured by the document camera can be saved not only in the internal memory but also on an SD card or USB drive. Also, stored images can be imported or exported between the document camera and an SD card or USB drive. You can view them as a slideshow or on a connected computer.
  • Page 39: Saving Images

    Saving Images Captured still images are stored in the internal memory, an SD card, or a USB drive. If there is more than one save destination, the priority is as follows: USB drive > SD card > the internal memory. If the save destination only has a small capacity remaining, the image is saved in the next destination.
  • Page 40: Recording Movies

    Recording Movies The document camera’s live image is recorded in the internal memory, an SD card, or a USB drive. If there is more than one save destination, the priority is as follows: USB drive > SD card > the internal memory. If the save destination only has a small capacity remaining, the image is saved in the next destination.
  • Page 41 Recording Movies • Press the [Menu] button and select Function > Ext. Mic. Volume to adjust the recording volume of the external microphone. • When an external microphone is connected, the internal microphone is disabled. • Plug-in power is not supported. •...
  • Page 42: Exporting And Importing Images

    Exporting and Importing Images The stored images in the internal memory can be exported to an SD card or USB drive. Also, the stored images on an SD card or USB drive can be imported to the internal memory. The steps below explain how to export images in the internal memory.
  • Page 43 Exporting and Importing Images • If you want to remove the SD card, press in on the card and then pull it straight out of the slot. The SD Card screen automatically closes. • When USB Flash Drive is not displayed even if one is connected, set USB Mode to Application.
  • Page 44: Viewing And Managing Files From Your Computer

    Viewing and Managing Files from Your Computer You can use your computer with a USB cable to access files stored in the • The document camera does not have a built-in clock. camera's internal memory. Before using the document camera like this, you Therefore, when you view files from your computer, they have to change the function of its USB port as described below.
  • Page 45: Displaying A Slideshow

    Displaying a Slideshow Once you have stored images on the document camera's internal memory To rotate an image, use the [ ] [ ] [ ] arrow buttons to or on an SD card or USB drive, you can display a slideshow. highlight it and press [Enter] to select it.
  • Page 46 Displaying a Slideshow Press [ ] to advance to the next image. Press [ ] to return to the previous image. End the slideshow by pressing [ ] while the last image is displayed. Or press [Menu] or [Esc] to end the slideshow at any time.
  • Page 47: Image Adjustments And Effects

    Image Adjustments and Effects The document camera provides a full range of image adjustments and effects, including freeze image, black-and-white, and the ability to display negative film in true color.
  • Page 48: Using The On-screen Menu

    Using the On-screen Menu Press the [Menu] button on the document camera or remote control to view the on-screen menu. For details of each item in the screen menu, see p.49. You see this screen: Use the [ ] [ ] [ ] arrow buttons to navigate the menu and adjust the settings.
  • Page 49: On-screen Menu List

    On-screen Menu List Image Menu Basic image adjustments such as focus, zoom, and brightness are discussed in "Displaying a Document or Other Materials" p.26. You can make these further adjustments by pressing the [Menu] button to open the Image menu. When projecting a live image, you can adjust the Image menu settings.
  • Page 50: Function Menu

    On-screen Menu List Setup Item Explanation/Select Zoom Area Window Displays the entire image at the bottom-right of the screen with a box that indicates the section that is currently being enlarged by the zoom function. On: Enables Zoom Area Window. Off: Disables Zoom Area Window.
  • Page 51 On-screen Menu List Setup Item Explanation/Select HDMI Output Sets the output resolution when connecting with an HDMI cable. Auto: Automatically set according to the resolution of the output device. SDTV (480p) HDTV (720p) HDTV (1080p) Output Resolution Sets the output resolution when connecting with a VGA cable. Auto: Automatically set according to the resolution of the output device.
  • Page 52: Memory Menu

    On-screen Menu List Memory Menu Setup Item Explanation/Select Split Screen Simultaneously displays two images from the internal memory, an SD card, a USB drive, or the live image. Left Source: Selects the image to be projected on the left side. Right Source: Selects the image to be projected on the right side.
  • Page 53: Info Menu

    On-screen Menu List Info Menu Setup Item Explanation Memory Capacity Free Space: Displays the remaining capacity of the document camera’s internal memory. Total Size: Displays the total capacity of the document camera’s internal memory. Number of Files Displays the number of files saved in the document camera’s internal memory. Displays the firmware version of the document camera.
  • Page 54: Using The Included Software

    Using the Included Software The included software lets you use the document camera to capture still images, make time-lapse movies, record live videos with audio, and edit and play back captured files. The software also lets you annotate images from the document camera with text and graphics, and upload your videos to popular websites. Before starting, follow the instructions in this section to install the software.
  • Page 55: Installing The Software

    Connect the document camera to your computer with a USB Programs. cable. p.22 Select ArcSoft Application Software for Epson Document Insert the CD labeled "EPSON Document Camera Software" into Camera. your computer. Windows 7/Windows Vista: Click Uninstall/Change. When you see the license agreement, click Yes.
  • Page 56: Mac Os X

    • Windows 8: Select Search on Charms, and then select ArcSoft Application Software for Epson Document Camera. • Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP: From Programs or All Programs, select ArcSoft Application Software for Epson Document Camera. If the software does not start, install the Windows Media Player.
  • Page 57: Annotating Images

    Annotating Images You can annotate live images from the document camera with text and Use the selected tool to add text and graphics. graphics while giving a presentation. When you capture an image, your annotations will be included with the image; if you record your presentation To clear an annotation, use the Eraser tool or click the Undo as a video, the recording will show your annotations as they're being button to clear the last change you made.
  • Page 58: Capturing Still Images

    Capturing Still Images You can capture a still image or a quick series of images (called a burst). If necessary, select the settings you want to use. Click the Settings button and select the Image tab. • Select the default image format, quality level, and other properties. •...
  • Page 59: Making Time-lapse Movies

    Making Time-lapse Movies You can record a time-lapse movie to show gradual changes that occur over several hours. Click the Settings button and select the Time Lapse tab. • Set the time interval between each frame (5 seconds minimum). • Set the total capture duration (up to 72 hours). Click OK to close the Settings screen.
  • Page 60: Recording Videos

    Recording Videos You can make an audio/video recording of your presentation. Set the resolution under Full HD (1920×1080). If necessary, select the settings you want to use. Click the Settings button and select the Video tab. • Select the default video format, quality level, and other properties. •...
  • Page 61 Recording Videos Type Extension Videos Windows: .wmv (WMV2+WMA) .avi (YUV+PCM) .mpg (MPEG Video+ MPEG Audio) Mac OS X: .mov (Motion JPEG+PCM)
  • Page 62: Editing Saved Files

    Editing Saved Files You can use the Edit screen to improve the quality (such as brightness and contrast) of captured pictures and videos. With still images, you can zoom in on part of the image, rotate the image, or flip it to create a mirror image. You can also annotate still images.
  • Page 63: Managing Saved Files

    Managing Saved Files You can use the File Management screen to sort and locate captured images and videos. By rating them and applying "tags" or descriptive text, you can make it easier to find them later on. Click the File Management button to enter File Management mode.
  • Page 64: Uploading And Sharing Your Videos

    Uploading and Sharing Your Videos You can easily upload your videos to popular video-sharing websites, such as YouTube and SchoolTube. This feature is not available for Apple Macintosh systems. Click the Edit button. Select a video. Select a website. Follow the instructions on the screen to log in, provide a title for your video and other descriptive information, and upload the file.
  • Page 65: Solving Problems

    Solving Problems...
  • Page 66: Problems And Solutions

    Problems and Solutions Operation Problems Image Quality Problems No image appears on the screen The image is fuzzy or out of focus • After you press the [ • The document camera needs hard edges or sharp lines in the image to ] Power button, wait a few moments for the image to appear.
  • Page 67: Problems Using An Sd Card

    When you installed the software, the Button Manager and TWAIN Driver The document camera's USB Mode setting may be set to Mass Storage. for Epson Document camera (Windows only) weren't installed. Reinstall all Press the [Menu] button and select Function > USB Mode, then change the...
  • Page 68 Problems and Solutions the software, being sure to allow the Button Manager and TWAIN Driver for Epson Document camera to install. You don't see the live camera image on your computer The document camera's USB Mode setting may be set to Mass Storage.
  • Page 69: Where To Get Help

    If B-1930 Zaventem Belgium you don't find one in your area, visit Epson's main website at Tel: +32 2/ 7 12 30 10 www.epson.com. Fax: +32 2/ 7 12 30 20 Hotline: 070 350120 http://www.epson.be...
  • Page 70 Fax: 00357 22582222 http://www.mechatronic.com.cy FRANCE and DOM-TOM TERRITORIES EPSON France S.A. CZECH REPUBLIC 150 rue Victor Hugo BP 320 Epson Europe B.V.Branch Office Czech Republic 92305 LEVALLOIS PERRET Slavickova 1a 63800 Brno Cedex, France Hotline: 0821017017 Czech Republic Hotline: 800 142 052 http://www.epson.fr...
  • Page 71 Where to Get Help HUNGARY KAZAKHSTAN Epson Europe B.V. EPSON Kazakhstan Rep Office Branch Office Hungary 97, Samal-2, bldg A1, 5th floor Business Center “Samal Towers” Infopark setany 1. Almaty 050051, Kazakhstan H-1117 Budapest, Hungary Phone +7 727 3560260 Hotline: 06 800 14 783 Fax +7 727 3560260 E-mail: infoline@epson.hu...
  • Page 72 Digit Computer Engineering Bul. Partizanski Odredi 62 Vlez PORTUGAL II mezanin 1000 Skopie, Macedonia Epson Iberica S.A.U.Branch Office Portugal Tel: 00389 2 3093393 Rua Gregorio Lopes, Lote 1514, Fax: 00389 2 3093393 Restelo, 1400 Lisboa, Portugal E-mail: digit@digit.com.mk Tel: 213035400 http://www.digit.com.mk...
  • Page 73 Prve pruge 31c11080 Zemun, BeogradRepublic of Serbia Sweden Tel: 00381 11 3191868 Tel: 0771-400134 E-mail: office@a-v-g.rs http://www.epson.se http://www.a-v-g.rs SLOVAKIA Epson Europe B.V. Branch Office Czech Republic Slavickova 1a 638 00 Brno Hotline: 0850 111 429 (national costs) Email: infoline@epson.sk http://www.epson.sk SLOVENIA Birotehna d.o.o...
  • Page 74: Africa

    Where to Get Help SWITZERLAND Africa Epson Deutschland GmbH Branch office Switzerland Contact your dealer Email: support@epson.co.za Zweigniederlassung Kloten http://www.epson.co.za Steinackerstrasse 34 CH-8302 Kloten http://www.epson.fr Switzerland Tel: +41 (0) 43 255 70 20 Fax: +41 (0) 43 255 70 21...
  • Page 75: North And Central America

    Tel: 800-EPSONCR Ave. Belgrano 970 (800-3776627) (1092) Buenos Aires, Argentina http://www.epson.co.cr Tel: (54 11) 5167-0300 http://www.epson.com.ar MEXICO EPSON Mexico, S.A. de C.V. BRAZIL Boulevard Manuel Avila EPSON do Brasil Camacho 389 Av. Tucunaré Edificio 1, Conjunto Legaria 720 Tamboré Barueri, Col Irrigación, C.P.
  • Page 76: Asia And Oceania

    La Concepción 322 Piso 3 Tel: 1300 361 054 Providencia, Santiago, Chile http://www.epson.com.au Tel: (562) 484-3400 http://www.epson.cl CHINA Epson (China) Co., Ltd. COLOMBIA 7F, Jinbao Building, Epson Colombia Ltd. No.89 Jinbao Street, Calle 100 No 19-54 Piso 7 Dongcheng District,...
  • Page 77 Tel: 632-7062609 http://www.epson.jp Fax: 632-7062663 http://www.epson.com.ph KOREA EPpson Korea Co., Ltd. SINGAPORE 11F Milim Tower, 825-22 Epson Singapore Pte. Ltd. Yeoksam-dong, Gangnam-gu, 1 HarbourFront Place, Seoul, 135-934 Korea #03-02 HarbourFront Tower 1, Tel: 82-2-558-4270 Singapore 098633. Fax: 82-2-558-4272 Tel: 6586 3111: http://www.epson.co.kr...
  • Page 78 Where to Get Help THAILAND Epson (Thailand) Co., Ltd. 195 Empire Tower, 42nd Floor, South Sathorn Road, Yannawa, Sathorn, Bangkok 10120, Thailand Tel: 02 685 9899 Fax: 02 685 9889 http://www.epson.co.th...
  • Page 79: Notices

    Notices...
  • Page 80: Specifications

    Specifications General Specifications ELPDC12 Product name Dimensions Open (W ^ D ^ H): 270 ^ 331 ^ 476 mm (10.6 ^ 13.0 ^ 18.7 inches) Folded (W ^ D ^ H): 340 ^ 124 ^ 125 mm (13.4 ^ 4.9 ^ 4.9 inches) 1/2.7 inch CMOS sensor Type of sensor F=2.8...
  • Page 81 Specifications Mini D-Sub15-pin (female) Output port Display Out port Output: SXGA/WXGA(1280x800)/WXGA(1360x768)/XGA/Full HD RCA pin jack Composite port Output: NTSC/PAL HDMI HDMI port Output: SDTV(480p)/HDTV(720p, 1080p) Connector port USB-A port USB connector (TypeA) USB connector (TypeB) USB-B port Output: QVGA/VGA/SVGA/SXGA/XGA SD/SDHC card compatible SD card slot USB 2.0 is supported.
  • Page 82: System Requirements

    Specifications System Requirements These system requirements are for using the included software: Windows: Microsoft Windows 8 32/64-bit, Windows 7 32/64-bit, Windows Vista 32-bit, Windows XP (Service Pack 3 or later) Mac OS X: Mac OS X 10.5 to 10.8 CPU: Pentium 4 1.4 GHz or higher (Windows XP)/Pentium 4 2.4 GHz or higher (Windows Vista/Windows 7)/PowerPC G5 1.8 GHz processor or Intel Core processor Memory: 512 MB or more...
  • Page 83: Fcc Compliance Statement

    FCC Compliance Statement For United States Users For Canadian Users This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
  • Page 84: Declaration Of Conformity

    Declaration of Conformity According to 47CFR, Part 2 and 15 Class B Personal Computers and Peripherals; and/or CPU Boards and Power Supplies used with Class B Personal Computers Epson America, Inc. Located at: 3840 Kilroy Airport Way MS: 3-13 Long Beach, CA 90806...
  • Page 85: Copyrights And Trademarks

    ArcSoft Application Software for Epson Document Camera © 2013 ArcSoft, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither Seiko Epson Corporation nor its affiliates shall be liable to the purchaser of this YouTube is a trademark of Google Inc. 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 SDHC Logo is a trademark of SD-3C, LLC.

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