Sony MVC-CD300 Download Manual

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DirectCD

Software Operating Instructions
©2001 Sony Corporation
MVC-CD200/CD300
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Notice for users
Program Copyright 1999 Adaptec,
Inc. All rights reserved./
Documentation ©2001 Sony
Corporation
All rights reserved. This manual or thesoftware described herein, in whole orin part, may not be reproduced,translated or reduced to any machinereadable form without prior writtenapproval from Sony Corporation.
IN NO EVENT SHALL SONY
CORPORATION BE LIABLE FOR
ANY INCIDENTAL,
CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL
DAMAGES, WHETHER BASED ON
TORT, CONTRACT, OR
OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR
IN CONNECTION WITH THIS
MANUAL, THE SOFTWARE OR
OTHER INFORMATION
CONTAINED HEREIN OR THE USE
THEREOF.
Sony Corporation reserves the right tomake any modification to this manualor the information contained herein atany time without notice.
The software described herein mayalso be governed by the terms of aseparate user license agreement.
Trademarks
• Adaptec is a registered trademark of
Adaptec, Inc.
• Easy CD Creator and DirectCD aretrademarks of Adaptec, Inc.
• Microsoft and Windows aretrademarks of Microsoft Corporation,registered in the U.S.A. and othercountries.
• Macintosh and Power PC aretrademarks of Apple Computer, Inc.registered in the U.S.A. and othercountries.
• All other product names mentionedherein may be the trademarks orregistered trademarks of theirrespective companies. Furthermore,
“™” and “” are not mentioned ineach case in this manual.
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Some of the operation procedures is different according to whether you use a CD-Ror you use a CD-RW. For details on each operation, see “Notes on using DirectCD”on page 6 or “Removing the disc” on page 12.
Table of contents
Notice for users ............2
Introduction ...........4
Notes on using DirectCD ..........6
When using a CD-R ............ 6
When using a CD-RW ......... 7
Installing DirectCD ............8
Using DirectCD ...........10
Starting DirectCD ...... 10
Writing data to a disc ......... 11
Removing the disc ............12
When using a CD-R .......... 12
When using a CD-RW ............ 13
Modifying data in a disc ..........14
Writing more data to a disc..... 14
Deleting a file from a disc....... 14
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Introduction
This manual describes how to install the application software, DirectCD suppliedwith the camera, and how to use it. If explanations described in this manual aredifferent from the PDF file in the CD-ROM, follow explanations described in thismanual.
Note
You cannot install DirectCD into a Macintosh computer. To read the disc that has beenfinalized, copy Adaptec UDF V olume Access included in the CD-ROM (SPVD-006) suppliedwith the camera to System folder of your computer and restart your computer.
What DirectCD does
Once you install DirectCD into your computer, and connect the camera and thecomputer with the USB cable, you can do the following operations:• You can send images shot with the camera to your computer and play them back onyour computer. (The finalization is not required.)
• You can directly read and write images shot with the camera on a CD-R/RW-equipped computer without executing the finalization.
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Recommended Windows environment for DirectCD
• MMX Pentium 166 MHz or faster (When using DirectCD with the camera: MMX
Pentium 200 MHz or faster)
• 32 MB or more of RAM
• 45 MB or more of free hard-disk space
• Monitor with 800×600-resolution and 256-color
• Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 or later
• OS: Microsoft Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 98SE, Windows Me, Windows
2000 Professional
Recommend Windows environment for USB connection with the camera
• OS: Microsoft Windows 98, Windows 98SE, Windows Me, Windows 2000
Professional
The above OS is required to be installed at the factory. Operation is not assured inan environment upgraded to the operating systems described above.
• CPU: MMX Pentium 200 MHz or faster
• The USB connector must be provided as standard.
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Notes on using DirectCD
The supplied writing software, DirectCD v3.01c_S55, is required to connect thecamera and a computer using the USB connector. If any other CD-R/RW writingsoftware has been installed on your computer, check the chart below.
When using a CD-R
Start Before installing DirectCD Before installing DirectCD Before installing DirectCD Before installing DirectCD
DirectCD is not required to only view images on the finalized disc in a CD-ROM drive. If you read or write images on the disc which is not finalized, you have to connect the camera to your computer with the USB cable and install DirectCD into your computer. For details on USB connection, refer to the operating instructions of the camera.
Any writing software has been installed on your computer
The type of The type of The type of The type of writing software writing software writing software writing software installed on your installed on your installed on your installed on your computer computer computer computer
Install the supplied version of DirectCD on your computer without uninstalling the current version of DirectCD.
A version of
DirectCD earlier than v3.01c_S55
When any of these types of writing software has been installed, do not install the supplied
DirectCD on the computer. A malfunction may occur.
A version of
DirectCD that is the same or later than v3.03a_S2
A version of
DirectCD not described above
You can use the version of DirectCD now installed on your computer.
A USB connection between the camera and your computer cannot be established. Insert the disc directly into the drive of your computer. The finalization is not required.
A USB connection between the camera and your computer cannot be established.
Insert the disc that was finalized using the camera directly into the drive of your computer.
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Writing software other than DirectCD
Yes
Yes
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To check the version of your DirectCD software
Click in the following order: [Start]t [Program]t [Adaptec DirectCD]t
[DirectCD Wizard]. You can check the version on the start up screen.
• You cannot use the CD-RW which was formatted with other equipment than thecamera. Format it with the camera again.
• To view images on the CD-RW using a CD-ROM drive or CD-R drive, the drivemust conform to the MultiRead type.
• When using a CD-RW drive, you can use DirectCD in the same way you would beusing a CD-R.
Note
You may not be able to use DirectCD depending on your CD-R drive or CD-RW drive.
When using a CD-RW
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Installing DirectCD
E.g., for Windows Me users
Follow these steps below to install DirectCD. English version illustrations are used inthis manual.
When connecting the camera to your computer using the
USB cable, be sure to install the USB driver before connecting the USB cable. For details, refer to the operating instructions of the camera.
1
Turn on your computer and insert the supplied CD-ROM (SPVD-
006) into the CD-ROM drive of your computer.
The following window appears on the screen.
If the window above is not displayed, start up “SETUP. EXE” in the CD-ROM.
2
Select the language.
Click here.
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DirectCD will be available after you restart your computer. Check the option [Yes ...,]then click [Finish].
Note on Easy CD Creator
You cannot use Easy CD Creator with the camera connected to your computer with the USBcable.
3
Click [DirectCD].
The “Welcome” window appears on the screen.
4
Click [Next].
5
Read the text on the window carefully, and if you accept it, click
[Yes].
6
Check the folder in which DirectCD will be installed.
When you install DirectCD into another folder other than the default one, click
[Browse...], and select the folder.
7
Click [Next].
The setup of the program starts. When the installation is complete, the screenreturns to the window displayed in step1.
8
Click [Exit].
The “Setup Complete” window appears on the screen.
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Using DirectCD
You have to install the USB driver into your computer to connect the camera to yourcomputer with the USB cable.
For details on the installation of the USB driver and on the directory, refer to theoperating instructions of the camera.
Initialization described in the operating instructions of the camera or selecting
[Format] on the DirectCD screen is required for using a disc, however, these do nothave compatibility each other. And “format” described in the operating instructionsof the camera is to erase all the files in the CD-RW, and this is different from
[Format] on the DirectCD screen.
Do not connect your camera to your computer before installing the USB driver.
Note
When you write new data onto the disc, before removing the disc from the camera, be sure to follow the procedure for removing the disc (page 12). If you remove the disc or disconnect the USB cable, without following the procedure, data on the disc may be broken.
Starting DirectCD
Do not initialize discs using DirectCD (this means that selecting [Format] from the DirectCD screen). Be sure to initialize discs using your camera.
1
After starting up your computer, insert a disc into the camera, andconnect to your computer with the USB cable.to the USB connector
Computer
USB cableto the USB jack
Push the connector as far as it will go
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Once your disc is formatted as a DirectCD disc, you can write data to it in severaldifferent ways:• To drag and drop files from Windows Explorer onto the disc drive icon.
• To select [Save As] from the File menu of a Windows application and select thedr i v ele tt erofth eca mer a.
• To use the [Send To] command.
• To use MS-DOS command prompts from a DOS window in Windows.
Notes
• If the file name format of images does not correspond to the following format,
DSC0ssss.JPG, you cannot play them back on the camera. For details, refer to theoperating instructions of the camera.
• Depending on the file type, the file may not be able to be played back on the camera.
2
Turn on the camera and your computer.
“DirectCD Disc Ready” appears on the screen.
If this screen does not appear, double-click the CD icon on the Windowstaskbar, in the lower corner of your screen.
3
Click [OK].
Writing data to a disc
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Removing the disc
Note
When you write new data onto the disc, before removing the disc from the camera, be sure to follow the procedure below. If you remove the disc or disconnect the USB cable, without following the procedure, data on the disc may be broken.
When you open the file in the disc with your application software, quit it before starting the procedure below.
When using a CD-R
1
Right-click the DirectCD icon on the taskbar and select [Eject]from the drop-down list box.
The “Eject Disc” window appears.
2
Check the appropriate option.
• If you do not execute the finalization, click the upper option on thewindow.
• If you execute the finalization to view images on a CD-ROM drive,click the lower option on the window. When you will not add or modify dataon the disc any more, also, check the “Protect disc so it cannot be written toagain” option.
3
Check that the ACCESS lamp is not lit, then open the disc coverand remove the disc.
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When using a CD-RW
1
Right-click the DirectCD icon on the taskbar and select [Eject]from the drop-down list box.
2
Check that the ACCESS lamp is not lit, click [OK] on the screen,then open the disc cover and remove the disc.
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Modifying data in a disc
After you have formatted a blank disc for DirectCD use, you can keep adding data tothe disc until it is full. To do so, follow these steps:If you delete files from a disc, the files become invisible to the file system (that is,they cannot be seen in Windows Explorer) but the space they occupy is not availablefor other files.
Thus, deleting files from a disc does not increase the available free space on the disc.
To delete the contents on a disc, follow these steps:Wr iti ngm or eda tat oadi sc
1
Insert the disc into the camera and connect the camera to yourcomputer with the USB cable.
2
After the “DirectCD Disc Ready” window appears, click [OK], thenwrite data to the disc.
De le tin gafi lefr o mad is c
1
While in Windows Explorer, select the file(s) you want to delete.
2
Select [Delete] from the File menu, or press the Delete key.
3
Click [Yes] to confirm that you want to delete the files from thedisc.
The selected files will be deleted.
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