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Model : iCM10 / iCM15 / iCM20

Instruction Manual

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mini Webcam for Laptop

 

INTRODUCTION

 

Thank you for purchasing the iCM10 / iCM15 / iCM20. Unpack the unit and make sure all accessories are put aside so they will not be lost.

 

Clip-Style Webcam

 

  • High quality 1.3 megapixel (iCM10/15), 3.0 megapixel (iCM20)sensor resolution webcam for laptop or desktop
  • Universal Laptop clip for easy mount on a laptop
  • Ideal for video chatting, recording or taking a snap-shot
  • VoIP call / chat with high quality built-in microphone via Skype, Google, MSN, Yahoo, etc.
  • Supports USB 2.0
  • Sliding lens cover to insure privacy and spy prevention
  • Automatic white balance for clear exposure
  • A selection of special visual effects for fun and creative video chats
  • Automatic face tracking for more free movement by the user
  • Plug and play for self installation

 

In-ear earphones with remote and mic. (included in iCM15 only)

  • Built-in mic for private listening and talking
  • Control your music from iTunes with in-line remote on recent Mac computers
  • Y-adapter cable to use microphone with PC

 

What’s Included

  • Instruction Manual/Software CD
  • Y-adapter cable (iCM 15 only)
  • In-ear earphones with remote mic (iCM15 only)
  • USB cable
  • Quick connection Guide
  • Warranty Card

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

INTRODUCTION    1

 

GETTING STARTED

Location of Controls    3

System Requirements    3

Installation    4

OPERATIONAL INSTRUCTIONS

Viewing Images    5

Camera Settings    6

Light Sources    9

Audio Source and Settings    10

Using Internet Messenger Downloads    12

Maintenance Tips    12

WEB CHATTING AND SPECIAL EFFECTS GUIDE

Installing the Special Effects Software    13

Instant Messenger Setting    13

Using the Special Effects and other Features    14

TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE    17

USER SAFETY GUIDE    18

SPECIFICATIONS    24


 

Location of Controls on the Main Unit

 

 

3    1. LED power indicator

1    4    2. Clip for PC or laptop

  • Camera lens
  • Microphone

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  • Sliding cover

 

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System Requirements

 

  • Intel Pentium 4 (2.0GHz or higher)
  • Microsoft Windows XP / Vista / 7 (32bit, 64bit)
  • Mac OS X 10.4 or later
  • 1GB RAM
  • 160MB hard disk space (260MB recommended)
  • CD-ROM drive
  • One available USB port (USB 2.0 recommended)
  • Internet connection for Web chatting

 

Installation

 

 

  • Plug the Webcam into the USB port on your PC or notebook computer. Live

    pictures will begin to be shown in the view window.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Webcam is plug and play, therefore software installation is only neccessory for use of ManyCam special effects. Insert the installation CD into your CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive and Install the software according to the screen prompts. If prompted to do so, restart your computer after installation.

 

Viewing Images

 

After you have installed your USB Web Camera, use the image editing or video software to ensure everything is properly set up.

 

For Windows XP / Vista / 7 users:

  • Click on the Start menu button.
  • Click on the All Programs menu item.
  • Click on iCM10, iCM15 or iCM20    Amcap.
  • From the menu bar, choose Capture    Start Capture.

 

Camera Settings

 

Video Format

The Video Format dialog box in instant messenger applications allows you to control the size and color of the image provided by your camera. The following dialog box will appear when you select Options Video Capture Pin from within Amcap. Please note, other graphic applications should also have a settings window with similar controls.

 

Note: In most cases, in order to change video settings in instant messenger applications, it is necessary to find a Webcam Setup under Options in an instant messenger application. Please refer to the website of your chosen application provider for detailed information.

 

 


 

Items in the above Video Format window are described as:

  • Frame Rate – this setting controls the frame rate of the image or video. The higher the frame rate, the larger the file size.

 

Camera Settings – continued

 

  • Color Space/ Compression – this setting controls how many colors will be shown. The higher the number, the more colors that can be shown. High pixel depth allows your videos and images to show realistic colors. Various color formats can be selected, but 24-bit RGB color is recommended unless your PC can display only 256 colors. As with resolution, the higher the pixel depth, the more data the video or image will contain.
  • Output Size – this setting controls the size of the image or video that will be shown by the

    software. Larger images contain more data, so the frame rate might be slower than for smaller resolutions.

 

Special Effects and Frames

This webcam includes special effects software to add creativity to Internet chatting and video recordings. See the Web Chatting and Special Effects Guide at the end of this manual for detailed instructions for this feature.

 

Video Source or Video Settings

The video source dialog box allows you to control the image quality provided by your camera. In Amcap, click on Options Video Capture Filter or Properties for the Instant Messenger application to have a window similar to the one shown below.

 

 

Camera Settings – continued

 


Items in the above Properties window are described as* :

  • Brightness – this setting controls how bright an image or video will appear.
  • Contrast – this setting adjusts the tonal range of an image by lowering mid-tone values and increasing values for high and low tones. For example, use contrast to eliminate noise or shading on black & white and grayscale videos or images or to clean-up color ones.
  • Gamma – this setting lets you control the balance of dark and light in the image.
  • Hue – this setting allows you to color variations in the image.
  • Saturation – this setting controls the richness of colors shown by the camera.
  • Sharpness – the higher the sharpness, the sharper the image. The lower the sharpness, the more blurry an image will be.
  • VGA SnapSize – this setting allows you to adjust the size of a snapshot or video.
  • Zoom – this setting allows you to zoom in or zoom out the image capture.

 

Please note that many of the above settings operate the same as those on a normal color TV or computer monitor.

 

  • Properties may differ depending on computer setting.

 

Light Sources

 

Lighting Settings

Some applications may also allow you to adjust light settings other than those shown above. We have defined some commonly used terms which may appear in software programs you are using:

 

  • Lighting Modes – Your camera normally operates in normal mode; however, you can switch it to dark mode when there is too much light or bright mode when light is dim.
  • Banding Filter – If you are in a room lit by fluorescent lighting, then please check that the

    Banding Filter is being used, if present. Depending on the fluorescent lighting system used in your country, you will either choose a filter type of 50 Hz or 60 Hz.

  • Color Temperature – The USB Web Camera’s default is normal mode, but you can switch it to

    cool when your light source tends to be red or switch it to warm when your light source tends to be blue.

  • Compression Control – Compression control lets you adjust the frame rate. The USB Web

    Camera is initially set to use the lowest compression setting, but choosing high compression mode may help speed up the rate of transmission.

 

 

Audio Source and Settings

 

Your camera comes with a built-in microphone which allows you to talk without additional microphone. To allow it work with you computer, follow the settings below:

 

  • In the Windows ‘Control Panel’, select ‘Sounds and Audio Devices’ or ‘Sounds and Multimedia’. Under the ‘Audio’ tab, change the ‘Default device’ of ‘Sound recording’ to ‘USB Audio Device’ or display web-camera model number.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Choose ‘Volume’ under ‘Sound Recording’, adjust the ‘Volume’ until the microphone reaches a comfortable sound level.

 

Audio Source and Settings – continued

 

Important: When running with camera software application (Amcap) as the first time, go to Options    Audio Capture Filter. To increase the audio volume, slide the bar in ‘AudioInputMixer Properties’ page as below. In the ‘Pin Line’ box, select ‘Microphone’.

 

 


 

 

Using Internet Messenger Downloads

 

Internet messenger downloads can be used with the USB Web Camera for live Internet chatting. Such downloads include Yahoo! Messenger, Windows Live Messenger (MSN Messenger) and Skype which are widely used.

 

Instant video messenger downloads allow you to send text messages and have video chats online. Your message and video is delivered immediately, with the person to whom sent the message being able to respond immediately as well. A webcam lets you send live images in real-time while exchanging messages. The recipient can see you on his/her monitor even if he/she does not have a webcam on his/her computer.

 

Visit these websites and follow the downloading instructions:

 

See the Web Chatting and Special Effects Guide at the end of this manual for detailed download instructions for this feature, as well as using special effects.

 

Maintenance Tips

 

  • Lens cleaning: If your lens becomes dirty, wipe lightly with a dry, lint-free cloth.
  • Outdoor Use: Your USB Web Camera is not designed for outdoor use and should not be exposed to the elements without suitable protection. In general, you should not expose it to extreme temperatures or humidity.

 

 

Installing the Special Effects Software*

 

Insert the installation CD into your CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive. Click on the “ManyCam Software” button and follow the screen prompts.

 

  • The ManyCam Software is only necessary to enable use of the special effects but not for the general use of the camera.

 

Instant Messenger Setting

 

Each messenger service is different and may be subject to various updates. Please use the available toolbar options for the messenger service you use in order to effectively use this Web cam for chatting.

 

 

Using the Special Effects and other Features

 

For more detailed instructions on the use of the special effects software, visit: http://www.manycam.com/getstarted

 

Launch ManyCam

Double-click the ManyCam system tray icon to open the ManyCam Options window.

Here you can choose your web-camera as a source and apply various graphic effects and filters to the output picture.

 

How to Remove ManyCam.com Logo from the Output Picture

  • Open the –”Effects” tab of the ManyCam options window.
  • Click the –”Text over video” tab.
  • Uncheck the –”Show ManyCam.com Logo” checkbox.

 

How to Impose a Static Object on the Output Picture

  • Open the –”Effects” tab of the ManyCam options window.
  • Click the –”Objects” tab.
  • Select the type of object you would like to use.
  • Select an individual object from the list in the bottom part of the window.
  • Place the selected object where you want it to be shown in the video window by Drag and Drop.

 

How to Change the Background of the Output Picture

  • Open the –”Effects” tab of the ManyCam options window.
  • Click the –”Backgrounds” tab.
  • Select the type of background (static or dynamic) you would like to use.
  • Select an individual background from the list in the bottom part of the window.

 

 

Using the Special Effects and other Features – continued

 

How to Apply Graphical Effects to the Output Picture

  • Open the –”Effects” tab of the ManyCam options window.
  • Click the –”Effects” tab.
  • Select the effect type you would like to use.
  • Select an individual effect from the list in the bottom part of the window.

 

How to Apply Face Accessories

  • Open the –”Effects” tab of the ManyCam options window.
  • Click the –”Face accessories” tab.
  • Select the face accessories type you would like to use.
  • Select an individual item from the list in the bottom part of the window.

 

How to Impose User Text on the Output Picture

  • Open the –”Effects” tab of the ManyCam options window.
  • Click the –”Text Over Video” tab.
  • Check the –”Enable text” checkbox.
  • Type your text in the field below.
  • Adjust options like scrolling, font, transparency and background color.
  • Place your text where you want it to be shown in the video window by Drag and Drop.

 

 

Using the Special Effects and other Features – continued

 

How to Impose Current Date and Time on the Output Picture

  • Open the –”Effects” tab of the ManyCam options window.
  • Click the –”Date & Time” tab.
  • Check the –”Show clock” checkbox.
  • Adjust options like clock type, time and/or date format, font size and transparency.
  • Place the clock where you want it to be shown in the video window by Drag and Drop.

 

How to Draw over the Output Picture

  • Open the –”Effects” tab of the ManyCam options window.
  • Click the –”Drawing over video” tab.
  • Draw over the video window.

 

How to Add a New Effect to ManyCam

  • Open the –”Effects” tab of the ManyCam options window.
  • Click the –”Add New Effect” button.
  • Select a resource file for the new effect.

    (use the –”Browse” button or type the path to the file manually)

  • Pick the new effect type (objects, backgrounds or face accessories) and category. (you can use one of the existing categories or create a new one)
  • Fill the –”Name” and –”Created by” fields.
  • Click –”OK“. The new effect will now appear in the category you have selected.

 

TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE

 

If you experience difficulties in the use of this unit, please check the following before calling for Customer Service.

 

No Image

 

  • Make sure that the USB cable is correctly and securely attached.
  • Make sure that your video software has been properly installed.
  • Make sure your lens is free from obstructions, and that it is pointing in the appropriate direction.

 

Dark Pictures

 

  • Make sure that there is sufficient light for the camera. Alternatively, you may wish to adjust the Brightness or Contrast settings in the software you are using.
  • Make sure that there is no strong light source behind the object or person being viewed by the PC Camera.
  • Make sure that the lens is clean.

 

 

WARNING

  • TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD. DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
  • THIS APPLIANCE SHALL NOT BE EXPOSED TO DRIPPING OR SPLASHING WATER AND THAT NO

    OBJECT FILLED WITH LIQUIDS SUCH AS VASES SHALL BE PLACED ON APPARATUS.

 

 

 

 

 

CAUTION

RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN

 

The lightning flash with an arrowhead symbol within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user of the presence of un-insulated

“dangerous voltage” within the product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to people.

 

WARNING: To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove cover (or back). No user-serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing to qualified service personnel.

 

 

The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user of the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instruction in the literature accompanying the appliance.

 

 

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS     

  • Read these instructions

    • Keep these instructions
    • Heed all warnings
    • Follow all instrtuctions
    • Do not use this apparatus near water
    • Clean only with dry cloth
    • Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions
  • Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.

 

 

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS – continued     

 

  • Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong are provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
  • Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.
  • Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
  • Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when moving the cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
  • Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.
  • Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.
  • Grounding or Polarization – This product may be equipped with a polarized alternating-current line plug (a plug having one blade wider than the other). This plug will fit into the power outlet only one way. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to insert the plug fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug should still fail to fit, contact your electrician to replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized plug.

    Alternate Warnings – This product is equipped with a three-wire grounding-type plug, a plug having a third (grounding) pin. This plug will only fit into a grounding-type power outlet. This

    is a safety feature. If you are unable to insert the plug into the outlet, contact your electrician to replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the grounding-type plug.

 

 

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS – continued     

 

  • Ventilation – Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for ventilation and to ensure reliable operation of the product and to protect it from overheating, and these openings must not be blocked or covered. The openings should never be blocked by placing the product on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface. This product should not be placed in a built-in installation such as a bookcase or rack unless proper ventilation is provided or the manufacturer’s instructions have been adhered to.
  • The MAINS plug or an appliance coupler is used as the disconnect device, the disconnect device shall remain readily operable.

 

 

CLEANING

Always disconnect unit from power supply before attempting to clean it.

Use soft clothmoistened with soapy water, and wipe gently. Do not use

solvents or abrasive materials.

 

 

YOU CAN HELP TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT!

Please remember to respect the local regulations: Hand in the non-working

electrical equipment to an appropriate waste disposal center.

 

FOR USED BATTERIES

Disposed of the used batteries properly. Please follow the local regulations

for the battery disposal.

 

 

FCC NOTICE TO A USER IN USA     

 

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. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

  • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
  • Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
  • Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
  • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

 

FCC RULES

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the

condition that this device does not cause harmful interference.

 

Note: Do not make changes or modify the device in any way. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

 

 

FCC NOTICE TO A USER IN USA – continued     

 

IMPORTANT NOTES ON HEARING

Your hearing is very important to you and to us, so please take care when operating

this equipment. We strongly recommend you to follow the guideline below in order to

prevent possible damage or loss of hearing.

 

If you continuously listen to the loud sounds, your hearing will adapt to continuous loud sounds and will give you the impression that the volume has been reduced. What seems normal to you may in fact be harmful. To guard against this BEFORE YOUR HEARING ADAPTS, set the volume at a low level and slowly increase the volume level

until you can hear comfortably and clearly without distortion. Damage to your hearing is accumulative and is irreversible. Any ringing or discomfort in the ears indicates that the volume is too loud. Once you have established a comfortable listening level, DO NOT INCREASE THE VOLUME LEVEL FURTHER.

 

In the use of headphones, please take more attention. Hearing experts say that listening to a loud music can damage your hearing, especially when listening to music with headphones.

 

IC NOTICE TO A USER IN CANADA     

 

Since digital circuitry may cause interference to other radio or television tuners nearby, switch this unit off when not in use or move it away from the affected radio/television tuner.

 

NOTE: This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus as set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of Industry Canada. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.

 

 

IC NOTICE TO A USER IN CANADA – continued     

 

If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television operation (which can be determined by turning the equipment off ), the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

 

  • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
  • Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
  • Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
  • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio / TV technician for help.

 

WARNING!

  • The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing and that no objects filled with liquids, such as vases, shall be placed on apparatus.
  • Mains plug is used as the disconnect device. It shall remain readily operable and should not be obstructed during intended use. To be completely disconnected, the apparatus from supply mains, the mains plug of the apparatus shall be disconnected from the mains socket outlet completely.

 

SPECIFICATIONS

 

  • Image Sensor: CMOS 1.3M pixels (iCM10/15 ) / 3.0 M pixels (iCM20)

· Image Sensor Size: 1/5.5″ (iCM10/15) / 1/4″ (iCM20)

  • 2560×1920(iCM10/15) by software interpolated
  • 4000×3000(iCM20) by software interpolated
  • Video Frame Rate: up to 30 fps
  • USB interface: USB 2.0
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 1.6″ x 2.1″ x 0.7″ (42mm x 55mmx 18mm)
  • Unit Weight: 2.1 oz (60 g)

 

* Features and specifications are subject to change without prior notification. Dimensions and weights are approximate.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PURCHASE

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iLuv is a registered trademark owned by iLuv Creative Technology. MSN and Windows Live are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft

Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Skype is a trademark of Skype Limited. Yahoo! is the trademark and/or registered trademark

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product images or graphics may slightly differ from the actual product. Features and specifications are subject to change without prior notification.

 

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