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Aluratek ADVC01F CineCam Digital Video Camcorder User Guide

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Aluratek ADVC01F CineCam Digital Video Camcorder

Aluratek ADVC01F CineCam Digital Video Camcorder Product

About Aluratek

We produce goods for everyday use. Technology should make life simpler, whether it’s a portable battery charger for your smartphone, the integration of our SmartHome accessories into your house, or a digital photo frame to liven up your living room. Our products are made to improve your life at home, at work, and on the go.

When a group of seasoned business people decided to launch attractive items in the consumer electronics sector, our journey officially began in 2006. Our company’s roots began with networking goods before expanding into the market for digital photo frames, where we are still a leader today. Throughout the United States and Canada, dozens of reputable merchants and resellers sell Aluratek products.


Thank you for choosing Aluratek® to serve your USB peripheral-sharing needs. We hope you are pleased with the Aluratek® product you purchased. In no time, you will be able to share your peripheral device between multiple computers. In addition to making sure only quality materials are used for manufacturing, Aluratek® is also dedicated to providing the best customer satisfaction and support.

The goal of Aluratek is to embody “Simple Elegance” in every product it designs, manufactures, and sells. The product focus of Aluratek is to bring simple yet elegant connectivity solutions to consumers to enhance their consumer electronics, communications, and computing experience.

Each product is carefully designed with the consumer in mind. Each product is solution-driven to address the need of the consumers and is deliberately planned to provide the ultimate user experience. Read this guide thoroughly and follow the installation and operation procedures carefully to prevent any damage to the unit and/or any of the devices it connects to.

Features and Requirements


  • Easy to use, pocket-sized digital camcorder
  • A simple user interface lets you start recording in seconds
  • A convenient flip-out USB connector plugs directly into your computer to transfer your pictures and videos
  • A convenient and fun way to easily upload your photos and videos to social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, etc.
  • Expand the memory capacity up to 8GB with the SD card slot
  • 5.0 Mega Pixels CMOS Sensor / 8x Digital Zoom
  • Color LTPS 2.0″ LCD display
  • 16MB built-in flash memory
  • 30 FPS@QVGA with sound / 25 FPS@VGA with sound
  • 1-Year Warranty


  • Windows XP(SP2) / Vista or later OR Mac 10.4.9 or later
  • Available USB port

Package Contents

Your order has been carefully packaged and inspected. The following should be included in your package. Please inspect the contents of the package to ensure that you have received all items and that nothing has been damaged. If you discover a problem, please contact us immediately for assistance.

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  • Cinecam DV Camcorder
  • AV Cable
  • (2) AA BatteriesAluratek ADVC01F CineCam Digital Video Camcorder (2)
  • Hand Strap
  • Carrying CaseAluratek ADVC01F CineCam Digital Video Camcorder (3)
  • Installation CD
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty / Registration Card

Highlights and Application

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1 Strap hook Hook for attaching the wrist strap to the camera.
2 SD card slot SD card slot.
3 AV port For television connection.
4 Macro switch Normal mode: photographs from 0.5m – infinity.   Macro mode: close-up photographs (11cm – 18cm).
5 LCD screen Display photographs, video clips, camera setting and menu.
6 Microphone For voice input.
7 Lens Records the image to be taken. Note: Keep the lens clean. Dirt and fingerprints will affect the quality of the picture.
8 USB interface Download photographs and video clips to a computer.
9 USB switch Slide it to pop-up the USB interface.
10 Battery door 2xAA alkaline batteries.
11 Delete Press it to delete the photo or video clip in playback mode.
12 Mode Press it to select different mode/Press and hold it to enter setting menu.
13 Left For LEFT selection in menu mode.
14 UP For UP selection. Digital zoom in.
15 Right For Right selection in menu mode.
16 Power on / off Press this button to turn on, press again to turn off.
17 Speaker Speaker.
18 REC Press this button to take photographs, start/stop recording a video clip or to confirm changes in menu mode.
19 Down For Down selection in menu mode. Digital zoom out.

Status Icons

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Camera Settings

Quality setup Super Fine (Default) / Fine / Normal Picture quality set-up
Image Size 12M pixel resolution 3920 x 2940
8.0M pixel resolution 3264 x 2448
5.0M pixel resolution 2560 x 1920
3.1M pixel resolution 2048 x 1536
1.3M pixel resolution 1280 x 960
VGA resolution 640 x 480
White Balance Auto (Default) Automatic white balance
Sunny Select for daylight surrounding
Cloudy Select for cloudy surrounding
Fluorescent Select for fluorescent surrounding
Tungsten Select for tungsten lighting
EV setup 0.0,+/-0.3, +/-0.7,  
  +/-1.0, Level of exposure
  +/-1.3, +/-1.7,  
Stamp Off (Default) / Set DD, MM, YYYY

Camcorder Settings

Movie Size VGA 640 x 480
QVGA 320 x 240
White Balance Auto (Default) Automatic white balance
Sunny Select for daylight surrounding
Cloudy Select for cloudy surrounding
Fluorescent Select for fluorescent surrounding
Tungsten Select for tungsten lighting
EV setup 0.0,+/-0.3, +/-0.7,  
  +/-1.0, Level of exposure
  +/-1.3, +/-1.7,  

Setup Settings

Auto off 1min / 3min / Off Auto power off in1min, 3min(default) if no operation or Off
Beep On / Off Turn On / Off the beep sound
Brightness 0.0,+/-2.0, +/-1.0,  
Display setup NTSC American & Japanese video format
PAL European video format
Format Yes/No Format the memory card
Date/Time YYYY / MM / DD Date and Time setting
Flicker 50Hz Main European electricity frequency
60Hz Main American electricity frequency
Default setup Yes / No Restore to default setting
Language English (Default) / T- Chinese / S-Chinese / French / Deutsch / Italian / Spanish /


Portuguese / Japanese



Select display language


Operating Instructions

STEP 1. Installing the Battery:

  1. Open the battery door.
  2. Insert (2) AA alkaline batteries into the camera.
  3. Power on / off by holding for 3 seconds.

STEP 2. Inserting a Memory Card (not included)

ADVC01F has a very small amount (16MB) of built-in memory. It is highly recommended to increase the memory capacity with an SD or SDHC memory card (not included).

Follow the instructions below to insert the optional SD / SDHC memory card into the camera.

  1. Turn off the camera.
  2. Insert the SD card into the camera.

Note: There is only one correct direction to insert the SD memory card into the slot. Do not force the card into the slot, or else it may damage both the camera and the SD memory card.

Note: Most memory cards come pre-formatted. If your memory card is not formatted, please follow these simple procedures.

Formatting the Memory or SD Card:

Warning: Formatting will erase everything on the card

  1. Press and hold the Mode button to enter the setting menu;
  2. Select Setup mode by navigation keys and press REC to confirm;
  3. Select Format by navigation keys and press REC to confirm;
  4. Press REC to format the card or memory.

Setting the Resolution:

ADVC01F can be set to different resolutions.

  1. Press and hold the Mode button to enter the setting menu;
  2. Select Resolution by navigation keys and press REC to confirm;
  3. Different resolutions will be displayed. Select the desired resolution by navigation keys and press REC to confirm the selection.

Taking Video or Photographs:

  1. Power on ADVC01F.
  2. Press Mode to set ADVC01F to photo mode or video mode.
  3. Depending on the distance to the object being photographed, use a Macro switch
    to adjust the distance. Select the flower symbol to take a close-up photograph (11cm –18cm). To take a video or photograph of surroundings or people (0.5m – infinity), set the Macro switch to Normal mode.
  4. Use the LCD screen to aim the object you wish to take a video or photograph.
  5. Press the REC button.


  1. Taking pictures of fast-moving objects is not recommended.
  2. The image may be distorted when taking a picture in a moving vehicle.

Zoom IN and OUT:

ADVC01F has 8X zoom. Zoom in or out by pressing the ▲or ▼ button, and a number will appear on the display. 8.0x is the maximum zoom.

Playback Photographs / Videos Clips :

Photographs Playback :

  1. Press the Mode button to enter Playback mode, and use or keys to select the desired video clip or photo.
  2. Press ▲  ▼ to zoom in or out the image.

Video Clips Playback:

  1. When video clips are displayed, press REC to play, and press again to pause;
  2. Press or keys for fast forward or backward;
  3. Press Mode to exit.

Delete Photographs and Video Clips:

  1. Press MODE to select Playback mode.
  2. Press and hold the MODE button to enter Delete mode.
  3. Select single or all then press REC to confirm.

Note: you can also press the Delete button to delete photographs or video clips in playback mode.


Sensor 5.0 Mega pixel CMOS sensor
Image resolution DV VGA (640×480) / QVGA (320×240)




12.0 Mega pixels: (3920×2940) (Hardware Interpolation)
8.0 Mega pixels: (3264×2448) (Hardware Interpolation)
5.0 Mega pixels: (2560×1920)
3.1 Mega pixels: (2048×1536)
1.3 Mega pixels: (1280×960)
VGA: (640×480)
Lens F/2.8 f=8.5mm
Focus range 0.5m. ~ Infinity
Macro mode 11cm – 18cm
Digital zoom 8x
LCD display 2.0″ real color LTPS TFT
White balance Auto /Sunny / Cloudy / Fluorescent / Tungsten
Built-in memory 16 MB Flash memory
External memory card SD card supports up to 8GB
File format Picture: JPEG, Video: AVI,
PC interface / TV-out USB 1.1 / NTSC, PAL
Power source 2xAA alkaline batteries. (rechargeable batteries not recommended)

Connect to TV

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Connect to Computer

Software Installation:

  1. Insert the CD into your computer.
  2. Select “Install MediaImpression”
  3. Follow the onscreen instruction to install the software.

Connect to computer:

  1. Power on ADVC01F
  2. Slide the USB switch to open the USB connector
  3. Connect ADVC01F to the USB port on your computer
  4. ADVC01F will appear on your computer as a “Removable Drive” in “My Computer”
  5. You can manage your pictures/videos using the MediaImpression software or click on the “Removable Drive” directly.

How to upload to Youtube from MediaImpression:

  1. Select the video that you like to uploadAluratek ADVC01F CineCam Digital Video Camcorder (8)
  2. Click on the YouTube icon in the menu barAluratek ADVC01F CineCam Digital Video Camcorder (9)
  3. Complete your YouTube account informationAluratek ADVC01F CineCam Digital Video Camcorder (10)
  4. Fill in the video info and click “Upload”


Problem Cause Solution
Can not power on the unit Low battery power. Battery placed at wrong



Replace or install the battery correctly.
Photos can not be saved when


taking pictures.

The memory card hasn’t been formatted correctly or memory is full. If the memory is full, use a different memory card. Format the memory card if it was


not formatted.

Warning: Format will erase everything on the card.

Can not find removable disk after connecting the camera to the




Connection failure.


Make sure all cable connections are secured and restart the computer if necessary.

Photos are blurry 1. ADVC01F is not held steadily


2. ADVC01F lens is dirty.

3. ADVC01F is set to the wrong focus mode.

1.  Hold ADVC01F steadily until it beeps when taking video photo.


2.  Clean the lens with soft dry cloth.

3.  Set the macro/normal mode according to the distances of subject.

If you need further assistance, please contact the Aluratek support department for troubleshooting prior to returning this device.

E-mail: support@aluratek.com          Local (Irvine, CA): 949-419-6504

Web: www.aluratek.com/support      Toll free: 1-866-580-1978

Radio and TV Interference Statement

WARNING!!! This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits of a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.

This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.

If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by whatever measures may be required to correct the interference.


Aluratek warrants this product against defects in material or workmanship for 1 Year from the date of purchase.

This warranty becomes invalid if the factory-supplied serial number or “warranty void” sticker has been removed or altered on the product.

This warranty does not cover:

  • Cosmetic damage or damage due to acts of God
  • Accident, misuse, abuse, negligence, or modification of any part of the product.
  • Damage due to improper operation or maintenance, connection to improper equipment, or attempted repair by anyone other than Aluratek.
  • Products sold AS IS or WITH FAULTS.


Aluratek makes no warranty or representation, expressed, implied, or statutory, with respect to its products, contents, or use of this documentation and all accompanying software, and specifically disclaims its quality, performance, merchantability, or fitness for any particular purpose. Aluratek reserves the right to revise or update its product, software, or documentation without obligation to notify any individual or entity.

FAQs Aluratek ADVC01F CineCam Digital Video Camcorder

How much time can a camcorder record?

A movie can be recorded continuously for a maximum of 13 hours.

What is a camcorder’s typical cost?

Costing between $50 and $800, an ultra-compact camcorder records and stores video to a flash memory card or internal memory in either standard definition (SD) or high definition (HD).

What is recorded on camcorders?

Digital video is recorded onto tape, microdrives, hard drives, and tiny DVD-RAM or DVD-R discs by older digital camcorders. Since 2006, newer workstations have been able to record video in MPEG-1, MPEG-2, or MPEG-4 format to internal solid-state storage and flash memory.

Do camcorders produce high-quality video?

Camcorders are similar to video cameras, but they also have the ability to capture sound in addition to video. Although digital cameras may record in 4K resolution, a camcorder still has the best video quality since it can capture video at greater bit rates.

Do camcorders capture audio?

A built-in microphone in camcorders is used to record audio, however not all microphones are created equal. The three fundamental types are mono, stereo, and multi-channel, also known as “surround sound.”

A digital camcorder is what?

A digital video camera (DVCAM) is a device that records moving image data from real-world settings and encodes it into data that may later be decoded or converted into electronic visual media.

Why are cameras so common?

Camcorders are much more comfortable to carry than anything else on the market if you’re shooting anything for longer than a few minutes. Additionally, camcorders are well-suited to handling auto exposure and have the best video autofocus functions.

When was the first camcorder created?


What benefit does utilizing a camcorder for recording have the most?

In addition to having better built-in microphones, camcorders frequently include greater audio features. Consumer camcorders are available with external mic connectors, audio level settings, displays, wind cut, and zoom mic functions.

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