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Vivicam 8400- 'Scene' settings


I have just shamefully gone to use the 'scene' setting on my vivicam 8400 for the first time. I have had this camera for at least 18 months. After readinh the manual it says that you should turn the dial to 'scene' and a menu will display for a seconds. Then you should press ok, and choose the setting you would like to use i.e sport, night etc. The problem i am having is that this menu does not appear at all and there is no other way to access th settings. I really would like to use the sport setting and start experimenting with my camera. I have triefd a format, and resetting all to default. I have tried turning the dial to 'scene' whilst off, and whilst on, and neither makes any difference. please help!!
Thanks, Hayley

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see this and fix it. God bless you

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Driver for a vivicam 8400


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Hope this helps, if it does, please choose FixYa!

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