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English • Microsoft, MS, MS-DOS and Windows are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. • Licenced software from Luxxon Corporation is included in this package. (Copyright 1999) All rights reserved Luxxon Corporation 2055 Gateway Place, Suite 350 San Jose, CA 95110, USA • Other system names and product names appearing in this document are generally registered trademarks or trademarks of their manufacturers, although ™ and ® marks are not shown in this document. Before using
Table of Contents Introduction ..............................................................................4 System Requirements .............................................................4 Checking Kit Contents ............................................................4 Identifying the Parts ................................................................5 Parts of the CMR-PC2 USB/CMR-PC3 USB............................... 5 Parts of the CMR-PC4 USB........................................
Introduction With your camera you can shoot both video clips and still pictures. Recorded moving pictures can be sent as video mail, or incorporated into presentations, reports or web pages. Still pictures can be used in the same manner, making your reports, E-mails and web pages more interesting. System Requirements The following system requirements must be met in order to use this camera. ❑ CPU: Pentium MMX 200 MHz or faster. (Celeron 533 MHz or faster is recommended.) ❑ OS: Windows 98, Windo
• Quick Start Guide • Pouch (CMR-PC2 USB/PC3 USB only) • Camera monitor mount (CMR-PC2 USB/PC3 USB only) • Microphone • Warranty card Identifying the Parts Parts of the CMR-PC2 USB/CMR-PC3 USB Front Rear Focus ring Lens CAPTURE button (CMR-PC2 USB only) Arm plate Parts of the CMR-PC4 USB Focus ring Lens Stand Rotation knob 5
Required Settings Before You Can Use Your Camera Important Make sure that you install the provided programs before connecting your Sony USB camera. Installing the Drivers, “SONY USB CAMERA Still Capture” and “SONY USB CAMERA Video Recorder” This section describes the procedures for installing the drivers required to connect your camera and the “SONY USB CAMERA Still Capture”, “SONY USB CAMERA Video Recorder” applications that make it easy to capture still images and record movies. The sample scr
4 When “SONY USB CAMERA Installer Setup Wizard” window appears, select [Next] to continue. 5 At this point you can select the folder for installation. Enter the name of the folder in which you want to install the programs, or click [Browse] to continue (installation in “C:\Program Files\SONYUSBCamera\” is recommended). Then select [Next] to continue. 7
6 The installation program asks for confirmation of the installation. If it is all right to start the installation, select [Next] to continue. 7 Now the “SONY USB CAMERA Drivers and Viewer” program has been installed. Click [Close] to close and exit the installation program. 8 Restart your computer. 9 After starting up the computer, click the “Start” button and confirm that “SONY USB CAMERA” has been added to the “Start” menu. 8
z The following items appear when you point to “SONY USB CAMERA”. Clicking on any of the items starts it. • SONY USB CAMERA Help (This is Help for SONY USB CAMERA.) • SONY USB CAMERA Operation Instructions (This is the PDF file containing the manual you are now reading.) • SONY USB CAMERA Still Capture (This is software for capturing still images with your camera.) • SONY USB CAMERA Video Recorder (This is software for recording moving pictures images with your camera.) 10 Connect the Sony USB c
6 If driver installation was successful, “SONY USB CAMERA Video Capture Device” is displayed under “System Properties” - “Device Manager” - “Imaging Device”. Uninstalling the Drivers, “SONY USB CAMERA Still Capture” and “SONY USB CAMERA Video Recorder” If installation of the drivers fails, use the following procedure to uninstall the drivers. Then perform the installation procedure again. Note First close down the software to be used with the camera. 1 Disconnect your camera from the computer. 2
5 Click [SONY USB CAMERA Installer] in the “application list” to highlight the item. 6 Click [Add/Remove]. The uninstaller starts up, and “SONY USB CAMERA Installer” appears. 7 Choose “Remove SONY USB CAMERA Installer,” and then click [Finish]. The programs and files related to the “SONY USB CAMERA Installer” are removed. 8 Click [Close]. 9 Restart the computer. 11
Using Your Camera This section describes how to attach the camera to a computer and how to handle the camera. When using the CMR-PC2 USB or CMR-PC3 USB, see “Connecting the CMR-PC2 USB/CMR-PC3 USB to a Computer.” When using the CMR-PC4 USB, see “Connecting the CMR-PC4 USB to a Computer.” Connecting the CMR-PC2 USB/CMR-PC3 USB to a Computer You can connect or disconnect your camera to or from the computer while the computer is powered on. For details on the location of the USB connector, please s
Affix the camera monitor mount to the computer display, and then pull the arm plate open with your fingers and hook the camera onto the camera monitor mount. Camera monitor mount Arm plate Connecting the CMR-PC4 USB to a Computer You can connect or disconnect your camera to or from the computer while the computer is powered on. For details on the location of the USB connector, please see the instruction manual for the computer. Note • Do not connect or disconnect the camera’s USB cable during st
Note Be sure to install the camera in a stable location. Installing it in an unstable location may result in it falling. Attaching the Mount Before mounting the camera, make sure that the mounting surface and the surface of the suction mount are both clean and free of dust. 1 Turn the stand’s rotation knob counterclockwise to loosen the suction mount. Suction mount Rotation knob 2 Affix the suction mount to the mounting surface. Flatten the suction mount against the mounting surface by pressing
Removing the Mount Turn the stand’s rotation knob counterclockwise to loosen the suction mount, and then lift one edge of the suction mount to peel it away from the mounting surface. Suction mount Rotation knob Removing the Camera from the Stand Remove the camera from its stand as shown in the illustration below. Camera Stand Detaching the Camera Note • If you detach your camera while the computer is powered on, be sure to perform the following procedures. If this is not performed correctly, the
Shooting Still Pictures with the Camera Application software is used to shoot pictures. Be sure to install the application software in advance. 1 Connect your camera. You can connect or disconnect your camera to and from the computer while the computer is powered on. For details, see “Connecting the CMR-PC2 USB/CMR-PC3 USB to a Computer” (page 12) or “Connecting the CMR-PC4 USB to a Computer” (page 13). 2 Start the application software. 3 Turn the focus ring to adjust the focus. CMR-PC2 USB CMR-
Notes on Use immediately after it is brought from a On placement cold to a warm location, or if the During use or storage, do not place your temperature of the room is raised rapidly. Moisture may condense camera in the following places. It may result in malfunction. inside the camera. Wait a while before using the camera. • Places where the temperature becomes excessively high. Do not leave your camera in a car On transportation parked in direct sunlight. This could result in deformation and da
Maintenance Cleaning the camera Cleaning discs Wipe with a dry soft cloth. If very dirty, • Fingerprints and dust on the surface use a soft cloth slightly moistened with of a disc may cause read errors. a mild detergent solution. Do not use Always retain discs in clean thinner, benzine, alcohol, etc. as these condition. can damage the finish of the camera. • For normal cleaning, hold the disc by its edge and use a soft cloth to wipe the surface from the centre out. Cleaning the lens Clean the le
Main Specifications CMR-PC2 USB CMR-PC3 USB Image device Image device 1/6” CCD (Charge Coupled Device), 1/6” CMOS Sensor, 100 000 pixels 350 000 pixels Lens Lens 2 groups with 2 elements, F2.8 2 groups with 2 elements, F2.8 Focal distance f = 2.4 mm Focal distance f = 2.4 mm (f = 34 mm, when converted into a 35 (f = 34 mm, when converted into a 35 mm still camera) mm still camera) White balance White balance Auto/Indoor/Outdoor/Hold Auto/Indoor/Outdoor/Hold Shutter speed Shutter speed Auto/Shutt
CMR-PC4 USB Operating Conditions/ Storage Conditions Image device 1/6” CMOS Sensor, 100 000 pixels Operating temperature: 41°F to 95°F (temperature gradient Lens 18°F/h or lower) 2 groups with 2 elements, F2.8 5°C to 35°C (temperature gradient Focal distance f = 2.4 mm 10°C/h or lower) (f = 34 mm, when converted into a 35 mm still camera) Operating humidity: 20% to 80% RH (no condensation). White balance However, the relative humidity at 95°F/ Auto/Indoor/Outdoor/Hold 35°C should be 65% or lower
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