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SV-AV25 & SV-AV50- SD Jukebox Ver. 4.0, SD Moviestage Ver. 2.5, USB Driver SV-AV100- MediaStage, USB Driver SV-AS10- SD Jukebox Ver. 4.0, SD Viewer Ver. 2.1, USB Driver

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MPEG stands for Moving Picture Experts Group. It is the name of the standard for the compression and extension of a digital motion image and sound, enacted by ITU-TS (International Telecommunications Union-Telecommunication Standardization Sector) and ISO (International Standardization Organization).

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To achieve MPEG2 video performance, large amounts of data must be written to the SD Memory Card in real time. The read and write speed of the SD Memory Card may differ from manufacturer to manufacturer, so we recommend using Panasonic SD Memory Cards with the high-speed transmission rate of 10MB per second (SD Memory Cards that are 256MB* or higher have a transmission rate of 10MB per second). FINE Mode recording (High image quality 704 x 480 pixels) recording requires an SD Memory Card that is 256MB* or higher. NORM Mode recording (Normal image quality 352 x 480 pixels) recording requires an SD Memory Card that is 32MB* or higher. *Usable capacity will be less. The use of SD Memory Cards other than the ones mentioned above may result in the following error message: [This card cannot record in MPEG2 mode.]

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The required serial number for SD-Jukebox installation is located on the paper insert inside the CD-ROM casing. The serial number is 10 or 11 digits long depending on the model. Without the serial number, the Jukebox software cannot be installed on a compatible PC.

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The SV-AV100 records both MPEG2 and MPEG4 motion video. The SV-AV50 and SV-AV25 record MPEG4 motion video only. The SV-AS10 does not record MPEG4 or MPEG2 motion video. It can only record QuickTime™ Motion JPEG.

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MPEG4 motion video can be played back with Windows Media Player 6.4 or later. MPEG2 cannot be played back in Windows Media Player. Files created with our D-snap Video Cameras are designed for playback with the included MediaStage software and our DMR-E100H DVD Recorders.

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Yes. The SV-AV100 comes with a 512MB* SD Memory Card. The SV-AS10, SV-AV50 and SV-AV25 all come with an 8MB* SD Memory Card. *Usable capacity will be less.

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Formatting erases all the data recorded on the SD Memory Card. If an SD Memory Card becomes unreadable, formatting may make it reusable.

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SV-AS10, SV-AV25 & SV-AV50: 1600 x 1200 pixels (printing 4" x 6") SV-AV100: 640 x 480 pixels.

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The data on the SD Memory Card can be broken up into five separate folders (where applicable): [DCIM]: The images in this folder (e.g. IMGA0001.JPG) are recorded in the JPEG format. [MISC]: Files in which DPOF Data has been set to the image are in this folder. Slide show data created by SD-MovieStage Ver. 2.5 are also stored in this folder (e.g. AUTPLY0.MRK). [SD_AUDIO]: Stores music data files (e.g. AOB001.SA1) recorded by the SD-Jukebox Ver.4. [SD_VIDEO]: MPEG4 moving pictures are recorded in ASF format (e.g. MOL001.ASF). It can be played back with Windows Media Player 6.4 or later. [SD_VOICE]: Folder in which voice data files (e.g. MOB001.VM1) are stored.

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Make sure both the Battery Pack and AC Adapter are connected to the D-snap SD Camera when connected to a compatible PC.

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You can find the solution to your problem in the manual on this site!

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MPEG2 video is DVD-quality video comparable to digital camcorders. The picture data is transferred at a rate of about 30 frames per second, for a beautiful, smooth motion image. It will show up on your SD Memory Card as ".MOD" or ".MOI". MPEG4 video is suitable for use in a compatible PC, viewing on a TV, posting on Web pages or attaching to e-mail. It is inferior to MPEG2 in smoothness because the number of the frames transferred in MPEG4 is less than that in MPEG2. However, MPEG4 has a higher transfer rate, and a much smaller file size, than MPEG2. It will show up on your SD Memory Card as ".ASF", which stands for Advance Systems Format files.

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Users must have PC administrative authority, in order to install these software applications.

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Use of a USB hub for connection does not guarantee normal operation. Try attaching the USB cable directly from the D-snap SD Camera to one of the built-in USB ports on the PC.

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The SV-AV100 and the SV-AV50 come with an A/V cradle that allows you to connect to external devices for recording and playback. The SV-AS10 and SV-AV25 are not equipped for this operation.

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Windows® 98SE, Windows® ME, Windows® 2000 Professional, Windows® XP Home Edition/Professional.

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