Digital Camera_ Apple Video System by chenmeixiu


									                                          Digital Camera

To record images with the camera you MUST have a 2 HD MS-DOS format floppy disk. 800 K disks,
or those really old 400 K disks will not work. Also a Macintosh formatted disk will not work either.
The good news is that a PowerMac will read DOS disks.

To reformat a Mac Disk:
   1. Insert Disk into computer
   2. Click once on disk to highlight it
   3. Pull under the “Special” menu to “Erase Disk”
   4. Enter a name for the disk (Give it a short name)
   5. Pull under the black triangle at the end of the “Format” box to DOS 1.4 MB and let go
   6. Click on “Erase

                                                              To load the digital camera:
                                                         2.   Slide the “Power” button down to turn
                                                              the camera on
                                                         3.   Set “Play/Camera to “Camera”
                                                               The image seen by the lens appears and
                                                                  “NO DISK” reads on the LCD screen
                                                         4.   Slide the “Open” button in the direction
                                                              of the arrow to open floppy disk cover
                                                               The screen turns blue and “COVER
                                                                  OPEN” appears on screen
                                                         5.   Insert floppy disk until in clicks
                                                               Label side of disk should face toward you
                                                                  as you insert the disk
                                                         6.   Close the cover.

                                                     To shoot pictures
                                                        7. Press the shutter button halfway down
                                                            The AE lock indicator (green dot)
                                                               appears on LCD screen. AE (auto
                                                               exposure), AWB (auto white
                                                               balance), and AF (auto focus) are

   1. Remove the lens cap
8.    Press the shutter button fully down
       The image is recorded on disk, “ACCESS” lamp flashes, remaining disk capacity indicator
         rotates and “RECORDING” appears on LCD screen.

When the “ACCESS” lamp is flashing never shake or strike the unit. Also do not open the floppy disk
cover, turn the power off, or remove the battery pack otherwise your image may be affectedThe
number of images you can record on a floppy disk depends on the image quality mode you select
and subject complexity. Change the disk when the remaining capacity indicator is emptied and
flashes. The image quality mode default is STANDARD.

      STANDARD about 30-40 images
      FINE about 15-20 images

                                           The LCD Screen when disk is in camera

To change settings:
     1. Highlight the menu on the LCD screen
         Push the large round “CONTROL” button at the edges until “menu” is yellow
         Push the center of the “CONTROL” button
     2. The menu appears
         Push the upper edge of the “CONTROL” button to highlight “QUALITY”
         Push the center of the “CONTROL” button
     3. Quality Settings appear
         Push the upper edge of the “CONTROL” button to highlight “FINE”
         Push the center of the “CONTROL” button
         The screen will return to normal with “FINE” appearing in the upper right hand corner.
To unload the camera:
  1.    Open the floppy disk cover
 2.     Press “EJECT” button

To view images with computer:
 1.   Insert floppy disk
 2.   Start JPEGViewer
 3.   Pull under “File” menu to “Open”
 4.    Select disk
 5.   Double click on an image
 6.    Click on “Save” this converts your image to Mac format (default is a simple text picture PICT
       If you want image as a JPEG you must now go to “File” menu and “Save As” then change
          your image type.
8.     Repeat for all images
8.    Copy images to hard drive
                                 Common Graphic File Formats
      PICT            This is the main Macintosh picture format. It supports both objects and bitmaps, up to
                      24-bit color. PICT is supported by most, if not all, graphics applications on the
                      Macintosh, so it’s a great format for exchanging graphics between applications.
      GIF             This format was originally developed by CompuServe to transmit images online to
                      different kinds of computers. It is a bitmap format and supports up to 256 colors. GIF
                      is now the main graphic format supported on the World Wide Web.
JPEG               JPEG stands for Joint Photographic Expert Group. It is a compressed bitmap format,
                   especially good for compressing photographic images; it gives a great compression
                   factor with only a small loss in quality. Becoming the standard graphic format because
                   of compression and interface with Web.
PostScript (EPS)   This is the standard for high-level desktop publishing. It supports object graphics and
                   bitmaps. The format was developed by Adobe Systems, originally for high-resolution
                   printing. It is a professional-level file formats that aren’t worth knowing about unless
                   you plan to print your images on high-quality, mondo-expensive printing systems.
                   Both formats are perfectly acceptable, but they result in large files that take up a lots of
                   room on disk.
TIFF               PICT may be the most common format on the Mac, but when you consider all those
                   other computer out there – including Windows-based PCs – TIFF is the most popular
                   of them all. TIFF (pronounced tiff) was designed especially for digital photographs, so
                   you can’t go wrong with it. In fact, it’s better than PICT.
Apple Video System

You can use a camcorder to digitize images, much like the Sony Mavica camera or a
scanner. Use the following procedure:

1. Connect the Camcorder (audio and video) to the audio and video connections on the back of the
   Power Mac with a double RCA cable or S-Video cable. The RCA cables and connections on the
   Power Mac are color-coded. A 10 foot or longer RCA cable is desirable so that the camera can be
   moved away from the Power Mac a bit.

2. Under the Apple Menu, Open "Apple Video Player"

3. Under the Window Menu, Select "Show Control"

4. Set on Video Input (as opposed to input from television which is also easy to do)

5. Get your subject on the screen

6. Click Video Camera (top) icon on left side of control panel

7. Click on Freeze; red light will come on and image will disappear briefly

8. Captured image will appear on screen; if it is acceptable, click on Save

9. If you want to work with the images on another computer, put a floppy disk in, name image and
   save in the usual way.

10. About 10-15 images will fit on a high density disk.

11. Quit "Apple Video Player" and then repeat above procedure to capture additional images.

12. Images may then be opened in HyperStudio, Microsoft Word or other applications. In
    HyperStudio, images may be cropped before placing.

You can also use the above procedure to copy pictures from books. You will need to find a way to
hold the picture still. Mounting on a bulletin board or standing on a shelf would be desirable. Then
use the fine focus capabilities of your camcorder to get the portion of the picture you want on screen
and follow "freeze" and save as suggested above.

It is also possible to record action videos from the camcorder. Follow steps 1-6 above, then click on
“Record” under “Capture Movie.” The computer will record whatever action it “sees” through the
Camcorder until you press “Stop.” It will then compress the movie and you can save it.

   You will probably not be able to save a movie onto a floppy disk as they take up a great deal of
               memory. Movies will need to be saved on a hard drive or “Zip Disk.”

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