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VZ-1 HD VGA/USB
Document Camera
User Manual
Table of Contents
2
Introduction
4
What Makes VZ-1 HD Different?
4
Two Modes
Versatility
High-Definition Capture
Effortless Autofocus
Feature-Rich Presenter Software
Contents
5
About the Packaging
5
Getting Help
6
Version Information
7
System Requirements
8
Highest Resolutions Requirements
Installation
9-10
PC or Mac Installation
Projector or Monitor Installation
Getting to Know VZ-1 HD (Key Features)
11-12
IPEVO Presenter Software Introduction
13
Switching between software modes
Basics of the Presenter Software
14
Camera mode
Full Screen mode
Basics of the Presenter Software (cont'd)
15
Review mode
Getting a Great Image – Five Considerations
16
Image Size
17
Changing Image Size
Image Size (cont'd)
18
Zoom function
Capturing a Standard Sheet of Paper
Image Orientation
19
Landscape versus Portrait
Camera lens orientation
Changing Orientation
20
Swivel head
Mirroring function
Exposure
21
Exposure Value (EXP) toggle
Exposure tab
Light button
Exposure (cont'd)
22
Auto exposure
Stop-motion animation
Table of Contents
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Focus
23
Autofocus switch
Continuous and Single focus modes
Focus button
Resolution
24
Changing PC or Mac resolution
High-definition versus standard-definition
VGA Resolution
25
Automatic Resolution
Resolution and Frame Rate
26
Snapshots
27
Snapshots (PC or Mac only)
Taking a snapshot
Timer function
Projecting Your Image
28
Full Screen mode
Preparing for Projection (PC or Mac)
29
Mirroring your desktop
Advanced Settings
30
Instant Preview
Changing sound effects
Photo library location
Photo name format
Keep camera mode settings
Advanced Settings (cont'd)
31
Image adjustment customizations
About VZ-1 HD
Setting a language
Starting Presenter when computer starts
Closing and Exiting the Presenter Software
32
Keyboard Shortcuts
Troubleshooting and FAQ
33-34
Safety Information
35
Acknowledgments
Introduction
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Introduction
Thank you for your purchase of the VZ-1 HD VGA/USB Document Camera. The VZ-1 HD is a dual-mode
document camera that can be used with either PC or Mac (Computer mode), or connected directly to
a monitor or projector via VGA (Projector mode). VZ-1 HD provides real-time video capture in stunning
high-definition clarity for documents as well as devices with digital screens such as smartphones and
Apple's iPad. In addition to its effortless document alignment, VZ-1 HD offers features and functionality
similar to document cameras costing hundreds or even thousands more, all in a compact and easy-to-
use device.
What Makes VZ-1 HD Different?
Two Modes – VZ-1 HD has both USB and VGA connections. Use the USB port with PC or Mac (Computer
mode), or use the VGA port to connect directly to a projector or monitor (Projector mode). It's your choice.
Versatility – VZ-1 HD's unique multi-jointed stand and swiveling head give you the freedom to place the
camera in a wide variety of positions without the hassle of tightening knobs or otherwise locking the
stand. At all positions, VZ-1 HD will remain secure and stable because of its weighted base, offering you
on-the-fly customization of your image.
High-Definition Capture – VZ-1 HD features a 5 Megapixel camera and can achieve a resolution of up to
2592 x 1944 pixels. This high-definition video capture provides an exceptionally crisp and brilliant image.
Additionally, VZ-1 HD features a powerful zoom (up to 6x magnification) as well as a Macro mode which
allows for sharp focus on very close subjects up to 2 inches (5 cm) away. For these reasons, VZ-1 HD is
ideal for capturing fine details of documents and pictures.
Effortless Autofocus – VZ-1 HD has a smart focusing system that gives you manual control when you need
it and convenient automatic control when you don't. VZ-1 HD can be set to either of two focus settings:
Continuous Focus – in which VZ-1 HD automatically and constantly determines the best focus. In this
mode, you are free to move the subject around, and the focus will continue to stay sharp.
Single Focus in which you set focus once, with VZ-1 HD staying with that focus setting. This mode
is best for a subject that will remain at the same distance from the camera, such as a static sheet of
paper. This mode is also ideal for VZ-1 HD's higher resolutions.
Feature-Rich Presenter Software – Included software for PC or Mac provides a number of functions and
customizations to get the most out of your VZ-1 HD experience.
Contents
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Contents
Your package should contain the following:
VZ-1 HD Document Camera, including multi-jointed stand
USB A-to-B cable
USB power adapter
Quick Start Guide
About the Packaging
IPEVO has a longstanding commitment to green business practices, and this extends to our product
packaging. We like our products to do the talking, not fancy packaging! Your VZ-1 HD has been shipped
with a minimum of packaging materials, particularly a minimum of plastic. The plain craft paper box
(which does not contain high-resolution graphics or wasteful multi-color printing) is recyclable, as are
the cardboard cut-outs keeping the VZ-1 HD in place.
Note:
To ensure that your IPEVO document camera can always be used to its maximum potential, we are
continuously updating and improving the Presenter software. Hence, we’ve stopped including the
installation CD-ROM in your package. Please download and install the latest version of Presenter at
support.ipevo.com/presenter instead.
Getting Help
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Getting Help
We want to help you enjoy your VZ-1 HD, and we are always available to answer any questions or offer
technical and troubleshooting assistance. Consider using one or more of these resources:
IPEVO.com – The latest versions of the VZ-1 HD software, user manual, FAQ, and other downloads are
available at this link: http://support.ipevo.com/
Email Send us an email at cs@ipevo.com with your question or concern. For the best and most
prompt service, include the version of your operating system with any inquiry, as well as a detailed
explanation of the issue you are experiencing.
Live Chat – Live Chat is available through our website, www.ipevo.com. A link in the top middle section
of the main page will take you to an Instant Messaging session in which you can correspond with a
customer service representative directly. This feature is available during the same hours and days as
our telephone support.
Help Link – Help, within the Presenter software, will bring you to IPEVO's website for the latest version
of the software and other support and information. To access Help:
Windows – Click on Help (the question mark icon) in the upper right-hand corner of the software.
Macintosh – Select Help > VZ-1 HD Help.
Version Information
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Viewing Your Software’s Version
We recommend periodically checking IPEVO.com for the latest version of the Presenter software. To
determine the software version you are currently running, do one of the following:
Windows – Right-click the VZ-1 HD icon in the system taskbar, and click About.
Macintosh – Select About > About VZ-1 HD.
You can also view the version information from the Advanced Settings window:
Windows – Click Settings (the wrench icon) in the upper right-hand corner of the software screen,
and select the System tab.
Macintosh – Select VZ-1 HD > Preferences, and select the System tab.
System Requirements
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System Requirements
When using VZ-1 HD with a PC or Mac, the following minimum specifications are required:
PC
Microsoft Windows8,7 or Vista
• 1.4Ghz CPU or higher (2.4Ghz recommended)
• 512MB RAM (1GB recommended)
200MB free hard disk space
64MB of dedicated video memory
Mac
• Mac OS X 10.6 or higher
• 1.4Ghz CPU or higher (2.4Ghz recommended)
• 512MB RAM (1GB recommended)
200MB free hard disk space
256MB of dedicated video memory
Highest Resolutions Requirements (PC or Mac)
To operate VZ-1 HD at the two highest resolutions, there are additional system requirements. To operate
at 2048x1536 (3 Megapixel) resolution, a minimum video RAM (associated with your graphics card) of
144MB is required. To operate at 2592x1944 (5 Megapixel) resolution, a minimum video RAM of 256MB is
required. Operating at these resolutions without the required minimum video RAM will result in a black
screen instead of an image.
Installation
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Installation
Your VZ-1 HD document camera has two modes and can be connected to a computer (PC or Mac) via USB
or directly to a projector or monitor via VGA.
PC or Mac Installation
1. Insert the CD-ROM into your computer's drive. Follow the prompts to complete the installation of the
IPEVO Presenter software.*
2. Connect the USB cable (B-Type) to the port marked "DC 5V" on the back of VZ-1 HD.
3. Connect the other end of the USB cable (A-Type) to any open USB port on your computer.
4. Power on VZ-1 HD by pressing the power button in the front center of the unit.
5. Launch the IPEVO Presenter software. A window containing a live video image from your VZ-1 HD
should appear. VZ-1 HD is now ready to use.
*If the installation program does not automatically appear:
PC
navigate to the CD-ROM drive through Windows Explorer (often the D drive), open the VZ-1 HD
CD-ROM, and double-click “setup.exe” to run the installation.
Mac
navigate to the CD-ROM drive and click the “***.dmg” file to run the installation.
Note to Point 2 View and Ziggi owners: If you have previously purchased IPEVO's Point 2 View or Ziggi/
Ziggi-HD USB Document Camera, you may have the P2V software installed on your system. You will need to
uninstall this software prior to successful installation of the latest version of the Presenter software.
Installation
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Monitor or Projector Installation
VZ-1 HD can also be connected directly to a monitor or projector for large-screen projection.
1. Connect the USB power adapter to the port marked "DC 5V" on the back of VZ-1 HD. Plug the adapter
into the wall.
2. Connect a VGA cable (not included) to the VGA port on the back of VZ-1 HD.
3. Connect the other end of the VGA cable into your monitor or projector's VGA port.
4. Power on the VZ-1 HD by pressing the power button in the front center of the unit.
5. Turn the resolution selector below the power button to "Auto Res." if it is not already there. VZ-1 HD
will determine the best resolution for your monitor or projector. See Page 25 for more about VGA
resolution.
6. The live video image will appear. VZ-1 HD is now ready to use.
*Note: If an image does not appear while on "Auto Res.," please turn the selector to other resolutions and
try again.
VGA
USB
Getting to Know VZ-1 HD
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Getting to Know VZ-1 HD
Take some time to familiarize yourself with the key features of VZ-1 HD:
A Stand
VZ-1 HD's stand has three points of articulation with generous degrees of freedom, allowing you to
place the camera by hand in any position, depending on subject and desired image size. Collapse the
stand for compact portability.
B – Base
The weighted base provides a sturdy foundation for placing the camera in any position.
C – USB port
Use this port USB Type-B when connecting to PC or Mac via USB cable (included).
D – VGA port
Use this port when connecting directly to a VGA-compatible monitor or projector (VGA cable not
included).
E – Power
This button powers VZ-1 HD. Press once when beginning to use VZ-1 HD, and press again to turn the
unit off.
F – Resolution selector
This allows you to select a resolution when connecting directly to a monitor or projector via VGA. See
Page 25 for more about VGA resolution.
G – LED indicators
Indicates whether the device VZ-1 HD is connected to (computer or monitor/projector) is on.
Getting to Know VZ-1 HD
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H – Camera lens
VZ-1 HD features a 5.0 Megapixel lens for detailed and vibrant images, allowing for a maximum
resolution of 2592 x 1944 (PC or Mac only). VZ-1 HD has an automatic Macro mode for maintaining
sharp focus on objects as close as 2 inches (5 cm) away.
I – Swivel head
In addition to the joints of the stand, you can further customize your image by swiveling the camera.
270° of swivel is possible – 180° clockwise and 90° counterclockwise. See Pages 19 and 20 for more
on orientation.
J – EXP +/- (Exposure Value)
This toggle allows you to increase or decrease artificial exposure of the image, making it brighter (+)
or darker (-). See Pages 21 and 22 for more on exposure.
K – Autofocus (AF) switch
Set your focus to one of two modes. Continuous (C) causes VZ-1 HD to constantly determine the best
focus for your image. Single (S) causes VZ-1 HD to stay at a single focus. See Page 23 for more on
focus.
L – Focus button
In Single focus mode, press this button for sharp focus of your subject. It takes a few seconds for VZ-1
HD to determine and set proper focus.
M – Light
This button operates a strong white LED light on the underside of the camera body. Consider using
the light to illuminate your subject if necessary.