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Ziggi-HD Plus
USB Document Camera
User Manual
Table of Contents
2
Introduction
4
The Basics
What makes Ziggi-HD Plus different?
How is Ziggi-HD Plus different from Ziggi-HD?
Package Contents
5
Package Contents
About the Packaging
Getting Help & Software Information
6
Getting Help
Viewing your Software Version
Getting Started
7
System Requirements
Installation
Getting to Know Ziggi-HD Plus
8-9
IPEVO Presenter Software
10-12
Introduction
Changing the Window Size
Camera Mode
Review Mode
Getting a Great Image – Six Considerations
13
Image Size
14-15
Changing Image Size
Zoom Function
Capturing a Standard Sheet of Paper
Image Orientation
16
Landscape Versus Portrait
Camera Lens Orientation
Changing Orientation
17-18
Changing the Orientation of Document/Subject
Using the Swivel Head
Using the Mirroring Function
Using the Rotation Function
Changing Exposure
19
Changing the Exposure in Room
Changing the Exposure using EXP Toggle or EXP Tab
Exposure Lock (AE-Lock)
Focus
20-21
Continuous & Single Focus Modes
Focus Button
Manual Focus
Focusing
Resolution
22
Resolution
Changing Resolution
Resolution & Frame Rate
Table of Contents
3
White Balance
23
White Balance
Manually Adjusting White Balance
Snapshots
24
Snapshots
Taking a Snapshot
Using the Timer Function
Automated Shooting
25
Photo Albums
26
Recording Videos
27
Projecting your Image
28
Full Screen Mode
Display Mode
Preparing for Projection
29
Mirroring your Desktop
Advanced Settings
30-32
(Windows 30-31; Mac 31-32)
Instant Preview
Snapshot Timer
Sound Effects On/Off
Keep Camera Mode Settings
Refresh Rate
Show Restrictions and Tips
Create New Album
Selecting Audio Device
Image Adjustments
33
Image Adjustment Tab
Using Ziggi-HD Plus in Other Ways
34
Using Ziggi-HD Plus as a Web/Conferencing Camera
Built-in Microphone
Multiple Doc Cam Support
35
Splitscreen Mode
36
Anti-glare Shield
37
Using the Anti-glare Shield
Mounting the Anti-glare Shield
Closing & Exiting IPEVO Presenter Software
38
Closing & Exiting
Keyboard Shortcuts
Troubleshooting & FAQ
39
Safety Information
40
Safety Information
Acknowledgments
Introduction
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The Basics
Thank you for your purchase of the Ziggi-HD Plus USB Document Camera. The Ziggi-HD Plus is a
multifunctional document camera for PC, Mac or Chromebook that 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, the Ziggi-HD Plus 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 Ziggi-HD Plus Different?
Versatility – Ziggi-HD Plus's unique multi-jointed stand gives 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, Ziggi-HD Plus will remain secure and stable because of its weighted base, offering you on-the-
fly customization of your image. The Ziggi-HD Plus stand can fully extend to capture an entire standard
sheet of paper.
High-Definition Capture – Ziggi-HD Plus features an 8 Megapixel camera and can achieve a resolution of
up to 3264 x 2448 pixels, an improvement over the original Ziggi-HD's 5 Megapixel camera. This high-
definition video capture provides an exceptionally crisp and brilliant image. Additionally, Ziggi-HD Plus
features a powerful zoom (up to 12x magnification) as well as a Macro mode which allows for sharp
focus on very close subjects up to 3.94 inches (10 cm) away. For these reasons, Ziggi-HD Plus is ideal
for capturing minute details of documents and pictures. High-resolution capture is also appropriate for
large-screen projections.
Effortless Autofocus – Ziggi-HD Plus has a smart focusing system that gives you manual control when you
need it and convenient automatic control when you don't. Ziggi-HD Plus can be set to either of two focus
settings:
Continuous Focus – in which Ziggi-HD Plus 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 Ziggi-HD Plus staying in 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 Ziggi-HD Plus's higher resolutions.
Feature-Rich Presenter Software – the Presenter software provides a number of functions and
customizations to get the most out of your Ziggi-HD Plus experience. Toggling resolutions, organizing
snapshots, setting exposure levels, recording video, splitting the image into two panes, mirroring and
rotating the image, and enlarging the image to full screen are just some of the features of this software.
The IPEVO Presenter software can be downloaded at http://support.ipevo.com/presenter.
How is Ziggi-HD Plus different from Ziggi-HD?
For users of the original Ziggi-HD, we've taken everything you enjoyed and made it even better for the
Ziggi-HD Plus. As mentioned, an 8 Megapixel camera allows for higher resolutions and even crisper
images. Frame rate has been improved for higher resolutions, and noise has been reduced for darker
portions of images. Focus is now dramatically faster and will take only a few seconds. Finally, a new
white balance feature renders more accurate and more natural colors.
Package Contents
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Package Contents
Your package should contain the following:
• Ziggi-HD Plus camera unit, including multi-jointed stand
• Anti-Glare Shield
• 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 Ziggi-HD Plus 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 Ziggi-HD Plus in place.
Suitcase-style packaging
Ziggi-HD Plus
USB Document Camera
Anti-glare Shield
Quick-start Guide
Package Contents
Getting Help & Software Information
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Getting Help
We want to help you enjoy your Ziggi-HD Plus, 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 Ziggi-HD Plus software, User Manual, FAQ, and other
downloads are available at this link: http://support.ipevo.com/ziggi-hd-plus
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.
Phone – Customer service representatives are available to assist you Monday through Friday, from 8
a.m. until 4 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST). Our telephone number is 1 (408) 490 – 3085.
Online Help – Online Help 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 > Presenter Help.
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 – Click on Settings (the gear icon) in the lower left-hand corner, then click the About tab.
Macintosh – In the menu bar, click Presenter > About Presenter.
Getting Started
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System Requirements
Ziggi-HD Plus requires a PC or Mac system with these recommended specifications:
PC
Microsoft Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Intel® Core™ i3 CPU 530 @ 2.93GHz or higher
4 GB RAM
200MB of free hard disk space
256MB of dedicated video memory
Mac
Minimum Requirements
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo 2.4GHz CPU or higher
OS X 10.8 or higher
2 GB RAM
200MB of free hard disk space
256MB of dedicated video memory
(For lag-free live streaming up to 1280 x 720)
Recommended Requirements
Intel® Core™ i5 CPU or higher
OS X 10.10
2 GB RAM
200MB of free hard disk space
256MB of dedicated video memory
(For lag-free live streaming up to 3264 x 2448, and video recording of 1920 x 1080 and above)
Installation
Ziggi-HD Plus requires IPEVO Presenter software to function. Presenter is not included in this package
but is available for free to download. Please visit the IPEVO website to download the latest version at:
http://support.ipevo.com/presenter
Ziggi-HD Plus is compatible with both PC and Mac and can be installed in just a few simple steps:
1. Double-click the downloaded file and follow the prompts to install Presenter.
2. Connect Ziggi-HD Plus's USB cord to any open USB port on your computer.
3. Launch the Presenter software. A window containing a live video image from your Ziggi-HD Plus
should appear. Ziggi-HD Plus is now ready to use.
Note : If you have previously purchased IPEVO's Document Cameras, you may have a previous version of
Presenter software installed on your system. By installing the latest version of Presenter, the older version of
Presenter on your computer will be removed or replaced.
Getting to Know Ziggi-HD Plus
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Getting to Know Ziggi-HD Plus
Take some time to familiarize yourself with the key features of Ziggi-HD Plus:
A – Stand
Ziggi-HD Plus'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 Cord
Inserted into any standard USB port, the cord powers the device and allows it to communicate with
your computer.
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Getting to Know Ziggi-HD Plus(cont'd)
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D – Camera lens
Ziggi-HD Plus features a 8.0 Megapixel lens for detailed and vibrant images, allowing for a
maximum resolution of 3264 x 2448. Ziggi-HD Plus has an automatic Macro mode for maintaining
sharp focus on objects as close as 3.94 inches (10 cm) away.
E – 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 16 through 18 for
more on orientation.
F – EXP +/- (Exposure Value)
This toggle allows you to increase or decrease artificial exposure of the image, making it brighter (+)
or darker (-).
See Page 19 for more on exposure.
G – Autofocus (AF) switch
Set your focus to one of two modes. Continuous (C) causes Ziggi-HD Plus to constantly determine the
best focus for your image. Single (S) causes Ziggi-HD Plus to stay at a single focus.
See Page 20 for
more on focus.
H – Focus button
In Single focus mode, press this button for sharp focus of your subject. It only takes a few seconds for
Ziggi-HD Plus to determine and set proper focus.
I – Camera indicator
The Camera indicator gives you an easy way to know whether Ziggi-HD Plus is operating: white for
operating, off for not. When you start the Presenter software, the Camera indicator will light up. The
Camera indicator has been positioned on the top of the camera so it will not reflect on any digital
screens you might be capturing.
J – Microphone
Ziggi-HD Plus features a built-in microphone which can be used to capture your voice for video
conferencing sessions and other applications. There is no on/off switch for the microphone — it is
simply active and on when your Ziggi-HD Plus is on.
K – Anti-Glare Shield
If you are experiencing glare in your video capture, consider mounting the Anti-Glare Shield onto the
camera.
See Page 37 for more on the Anti-Glare Shield.
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IPEVO Presenter Software
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Introduction
Specially-designed IPEVO Presenter software provides a rich suite of features to maximize your Ziggi-HD
Plus use.
IPEVO Presenter operates in one of three modes:
Camera mode – This is the default mode upon software startup. This mode shows the current video
capture coming from the Ziggi-HD Plus camera. In this mode, you are also able to change aspects of
the image such as exposure, mirroring, and resolution.
See Page 13 to get started with capturing your
image.
Review mode – This mode gives you an easy way to review snapshots and videos taken with your
Ziggi-HD Plus. Snapshots and videos are presented as thumbnail images sorted by date.
See Page 24
for more on taking snapshots.
Splitscreen mode – The video feed from two doc cams can be presented side by side, or a single doc
cam's feed can be split into two.
See Page 36 for more about splitscreen.
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Please note: Do not use a USB hub for this purpose. You’ll need to plug the two document cameras
into the USB ports on your computer. High computer performance is required when two doc cams are
connected at high resolutions. If the image freezes or lags in this setup, consider lowering the resolution.
To switch between modes, click on one of the Mode Tabs on the left-hand side of the capture window.
Changing the Window Size
The size of the Presenter window can be changed by clicking and dragging on the edges of the window.
Or, click on the arrows in the top right to enter full screen mode. In this mode, the image fills up the
entire computer screen. Full screen is particularly useful when you need to project the Ziggi-HD Plus's
video for presentations.
See Pages 28 and 29 for more on projecting your image.
Camera mode Review mode Splitscreen mode