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1.  Please install the driver first and then connect VideoCAM 

Eye to the USB port. 
 

2.  Installing the VideoCAM Eye driver   
Windows Environment   

a. 

Insert the VideoCAM Eye Installation CD into the CD-ROM drive. 

b. 

The Autorun screen will bring up the installation screen. Click on 
Driver” then simply follow the on-screen instructions. 

c. 

Install DirectX from the CD. 

 

Notice: 

If the Autorun screen doesn’t start, please follow these 

steps: 

z  Click on “Start Menu”   
z  Type D\SETUP.EXE , then click Enter key. 

(Assume your CD-ROM is in Drive D) 

Mac Environment   

a. 

Insert the VideoCAM Eye Installation CD into the CD-ROM 
drive. 

SnapShot Button 

LED Indicator 

Lens 

Swivel Base 

VideoCAM Eye Features 

Installing the VideoCAM Eye 

 


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b. 

Double click on the CD-ROM drive 

c. 

Click on the file folder of “VideoCAm Eye Driver OSX 1.0” 

d. 

Click on “VideoCAM Eye Driver Install” then simply follow 
the on-screen instructions. 

 
3.  Insert the VideoCAM Eye’s USB cable to your desktop’s or 

laptop’s USB port. 
           

 

4.     Complete software and hardware installation. You can   

    install the software you would like to use for video   
    conferencing or chat with your friends. 

 NOTE 

„ 

To remove the driver installation:   

Windows Environment: 

Please go to the taskbar and follow “Start Æ Program Æ VideoCAM Eye   

Æ Click “Uninstall”, then follow the on-screen instructions to remove the 
driver. 

    Mac OSX Environment: 

Please put the VideoCAM Eye installation CD into CD-ROM drive Æ go to 

the file folder of “VideoCAM Eye Driver OSX 1.0” Æ Click on “VideoCAM 

Eye Uninstall” Æ Follow the on-screen instructions to remove the driver. 

 


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You can use our software to capture the real-time image, record or 
execute the simply security function. 
 
To run the software, please go to the taskbar and follow “Start”
Æ Click 
“Program”
Æ Choose “VideoCAM Eye”Æ Click “VideoCAM Eye. Or 
you may execute the software by simply clicking the shortcut of 
“VideoCAM Eye” 
 

 NOTE 

„ 

After installing the driver of VideoCAM Eye, the system will automatically 
create a file (C:\WINDOWS\Album or C:\WINNT\Album)to save the images 
you take using the Genius Application.   
 

1. Description for the major icon 

 

Preview mode 

 

Snapshot mode 

 

Video Clip Mode   

 

Security monitoring system 

 

Exit the Genius VideoCAM Series UI 

Genius Application (Windows Only) 

 


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Camera Control 

 NOTE 

„ 

In the camera control section, you can personalize your camera 

settings for different circumstances. 

 

Camera Control: 

You can set different values for   
different circumstances and   
environment 

 

-Press “Default” to return to   

the manufacturer’s settings. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Video Proc Amp: 

In the section, you can adjust 

different values toward image 

itself.  

 

-Press “Default” to return to   

the manufacturer’s settings. 

 

 


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Advanced setting: 

 
Select the correct frequency 
according to the country where 
you are using the web camera. 
 
Also, you can have different 
compression choices for your 
images. 
 

-Press “Default” to return to   

the manufacturer’s settings. 

 

2. Preview Mode

 

You can use the function buttons on the control panel to zoom in/out and 
move upward/downward/left/right. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 


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Zoom in the image 

 

Zoom Out the image 

Move the image upward 

Move the image downward 

 

Move the image to the left 

 

Move the image to the right 

Resolution Selection 
There are 2 categories of resolution: 

RGB24 and 

I420. You can select 5 different image resolutions for 

each of them. The file size of I420 will be smaller than 

RGB24. So, I420 may be the better choice for 

transmission.

 

3. SnapShot Mode

 

You can press the Snapshot button          in the right of the circle to take a 
picture right away and share with your friends. 

 


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Send photo by e-mail 

Shoot Continuously   

 

Zoom in the image 

Zoom Out the image 
 

 

Move the image upward 

 

Move the image downward 

Move the image to the left 

 


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Move the image to the right 

Resolution selection 

This section shows the resolution you selected in 

the “Preview Mode”. If you want to change the 

resolution, please click “

“to go back to the 

“Preview Mode” to make the changes.

 

 

 

 NOTE 

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You can zoom in/out or move the image to the position you would like, 

and then take pictures.

 

4. Video Clip Mode

 

 

You can record real-time image in this section. 

 

Send photo by e-mail 

 


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Convert AVI files into MEPG-1 format 

 

Start recording 

 

Stop recording 
Exit the Video Clip Mode 

 

To Create animation   

Press 

 to start; Press 

to stop 

Press

to return

 

to the video recording mode 

This function has to be under the resolution of RGB320 x 240 

or I420 320 x 240. Please make sure the resolution is correct 

before executing this function.

 

Resolution selection 

This section shows the resolution you selected in the “Preview 

Mode”. If you want to change the resolution, please click 

“to go back to the “Preview Mode” to make the changes.

 

5. Security Monitoring System

 

This Function records any movements that appear in front of your monitor 

automatically. It can also record anytime until the HD is full. If there’s no 

movement, it will shut down automatically after four seconds or until it 

detects new movement. It’s a great security monitoring system and you can 

 


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set the software so it works at times when you’re not around. 

 

 

 

A. 

 

Start recording 

B. 

 

Stop recording 

C. 

 

Setup time of the security monitoring system 

D. 

Set up the degree of the variance for every 
second of recording image. When the differences 
are over the setup degree, the system will alert 
you.  

E. 

 

Set up the different alerting sound effects 

 

 NOTE 

„ 

In “Security Monitoring System” section, you can record in any size of 

image resolution. If you want to change the resolution, please click 

 


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“to go back to the “Preview Mode” and make the changes.

 

 
 
 
For MAC users, while you are installing the driver, the web   
camera’s application, called “WebCam Monitor”, will be installed at   
the same time. Once you finish the driver installation, the icon   
“WebCam Monitor”                    will show up on the desktop   
automatically.  
 
With WebCam Monitor, you can take image shots, record video clips, 
personalize the camera settings for different circumstances, and so on.

   

 

1. 

Snapshot function 
You can just simply press the snapshot button on the web camera to 
take pictures.   
 

2. 

Video Clip 
You have two ways to record images. 
a. Record Without Hogging Machine 
 

 

Go to “Monitor” Æ Click 
Record Without 
Hogging Machine
”  
ÆChange the file name 
you would like to save as 
and the location Æ Click 
Save” to start recording 

WebCam Monitor (MAC Only) 

 


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To stop recording, please 
go to “Monitor” and then 
click “Stop Recording” 

 
b. Record Until MouseClick 

 

Go to “Monitor”ÆClick 
Record Until 
MouseClick” 
ÆChange 
the file name you would 
like to save as and the 
location Æ Click “Save” 
to start recordingÆ To 
stop recording, just click 
your mouse. 

 

3. 

Personalized values settings 

 

You can have the 
personalized values in 
Video Settings”. 

 

   
 

 


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There are four sections to adjust values due to different circumstances. 

 

 

Adjustments: 

In the section, you can adjust 

different values toward image 

itself.  

 

-Press “Default” to return to   

the manufacturer’s settings. 

 

 

 
 
 

Compression: 

In this section, you can have 

different compression choices 

for your images, file type and 

image quality. Also, you can 

set up the frame rate for the 

video clip recording. 

 

Please note that before you 

change the file format, make 

sure that you have application 

to support the file format you 

set up. 

 


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Source: 

In this section, you have to 

make sure that the image 

source is correspondent to the 

input device you are using. 

 

-Format: Select the correct 

video system, which depends 

on the country you are in. 

 
 

VideoCAM Eye

In this section, you can adjust 

different values toward image 

appearance for different 

environment.  

 

- In “Gamma and Exposure 

time”, you can simply click 

Auto” or adjust the values 

by yourself.   

 

-In “White Balance”, the 

default is “Auto”. If you want 

to adjust the values by 

yourself, please unclick 

 


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Auto” first. 

 

-Press “Default” to return to   

the manufacturer’s settings. 

 

Format: You can choose 

different image sizes. 

 

-Flicker Frequency:   

Please choose the correct 

light frequency, which 

depends on the country you 

are in.   

 

- Also, you can rotate or flip 

the image if you want. 

 
 
 
 
The camera is compatible with MSN Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, and   
CUSeeMe. 

MSN Messenger Guide 
Microsoft Windows MSN Messenger has been included with 
Microsoft Windows XP (or you can download from 

http://www.msnmessenger-download.com

) to provide 

videoconferencing service.   
Using MSN Messenger as for Videoconferencing 

If you are using MSN Messenger included with Windows XP, 
please follow the procedure as below: 
Click the person’s name you would like to connect withÆClick 

MSN Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, CUSeeME   

 


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the Start cameras buttonÆThe text message window will 
display the message: “You have asked to have a video and 
voice conversation. Please wait for a response or Cancel (Alt 
+Q) the pending invitation.”
 Æ the other person will click 
Accept or Decline
 to begin or terminate the video and voice 
conversation. 

 

- If you download the MSN Messenger from the website 

(

http://www.msnmessenger-download.com

) , please follow the 

procedure as below: 
Click the person’s name you would like to connect withÆClick 
the Webcam buttonÆ the other person will click Accept or 
Decline
 to begin or terminate the video and voice 
conversation.Æ Click “Get a webcam” 
 

Yahoo Messenger Guide 
From the main window, click the Tools menu, select Start My 
Webcam
, then press the Broadcast buttonÆ press the camera 
icon on the toolbarÆ select the Friend menu and choose Invite 
to View My Webcam 
 

CUSeeMe (for more details, please access 

http://www.cuworld.com/join_room.asp

Click “Join a Group Video Chat and Meet CUWorld 
Members
” on the main CUSeeMe windowÆ The webpage of 
Join a CUworld Video Chatroom Æ Select a channels link under 
the 

  icon on the left of the webpageÆ Pick a Room 

from the list you want to joinÆ You will automatically be 
launched into a video chat 
 
 

 


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 NOTE 

„ 

Please make sure you already installed the camera driver and connect the 

camera to the computer before running video conferencing or video chat. 

„ 

Please make sure you close other webcam programs before running the 

video conferencing or video chat.