VAIO Digital Studio Computer Read Me First PCV-E518DS TM..
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3 Contents Welcome ............................................................................................ 5 Features .............................................................................................. 5 Unpacking Your Computer ............................................................ 7 Back Panel Overview ....................................................................... 9 Front Panel Overview .................................................................... 10 Supplementary Information ......................................................... 11 About the Softwa..
Welcome 5 Welcome Congratulations on your purchase of the Sony VAIO Digital Studio™ Computer. Sony has combined leading-edge technology in audio, video, computing, and communications to provide you with state-of-the-art personal computing. Features ❑ Exceptional performance : Your computer includes a brand new Intel ® Pentium® III processor, a CD-RW drive, and a V.90 compatible data/fax modem. * ❑ CD-RW drive: This drive is the ideal solution for making backups and data archiving, with the ability to store up to 650 MB † of removable, rewritable storage on a single rewritable CD. ..
VAIO Digital Studio Computer Read Me First 6 ❑ i.LINK ™ (IEEE 1394): Three built-in i.LINK ports provide you with maximum digital connection capability. The i.LINK name and logo identify a digital interface (IEEE 1394) for high speed communication. By using your VAIO Digital Studio Computer, a Sony Digital Handycam® Camcorder, the DVgate™ software preinstalled on your computer, and the i.LINK (IEEE 1394) interface, you can easily create and edit your own home videos. ❑ Optical Digital Audio Output: This high-quality digital interface transmits digital audio data via light pulses. T..
Unpacking Your Computer 7 Unpacking Your Computer Computer and Supplied Accessories Manuals ❑ Read Me First (this manual) contains features and specifications of your computer. It also includes information on the applications included with your system, how to contact software vendors, and last minute troubleshooting tips. ❑ The VAIO Digital Studio™ Computer User Guide describes how to get started with your computer, find help, and solve common problems. ❑ The Microsoft ® Windows ® 98 Getting Started manual explains how to use the basic features of the Windows operating system. Pow..
VAIO Digital Studio Computer Read Me First 8 Recovery CDs ❑ System Recovery CD(s) ❑ Application Recovery CD(s) Other ❑ Setting up your VAIO Digital Studio Computer (poster) ❑ Packet containing special product offers Software Library The Software Library contains the Microsoft software license agreement, Sony end-user license agreement, and the following CDs: ❑ Adobe PhotoDeluxe ® Business Edition 3.0 ❑ Gremlin Interactive Ltd. MotorHead™ ❑ Microsoft ® Encarta ® 99 Encyclopedia ❑ Microsoft ® Money/Microsoft ® Works..
Back Panel Overview 9 Back Panel Overview The back panel of your computer contains the connectors where you plug in supplied and optional accessories. The icons on the back panel serve as a map to help you locate the connectors on your computer. ✍ For your convenience, your computer includes USB and i.LINK connectors on both the front and back panels, allowing you to connect to either set of connectors. i.LINK connectors on the back of your system are 6-pin connectors...
VAIO Digital Studio Computer Read Me First 10 Front Panel Overview The front panel of your VAIO Digital Studio Computer allows for access to the diskette and CD-RW drives. It also includes USB and i.LINK ™ ports to connect USB devices, CD changers, MiniDisc drives, or other components. ✍ For your convenience, your computer includes USB and i.LINK connectors on both the front and back panels, allowing you to connect to either set of connectors. The i.LINK connector on the front of your system is a 4-pin connector. Diskette Drive Diskette Drive Access Indicator Diskette Eject Button CD-RW..
Supplementary Information 11 Supplementary Information For the most recent version of this manual, see the online version of Read Me First. You can access this document from the Windows Start Menu by selecting Programs/VAIO Documentation. Hard Drive Partition In order to improve the performance of your computer’s DVgate™ Motion software, the hard disk drive on your computer has been formatted with two partitions, C and D. DVgate Motion saves files to the D partition. This prevents large video captures from consuming the available space on your C partition. To maintain optimum performanc..
VAIO Digital Studio Computer Read Me First 12 ❑ Change the timer settings for Standby mode in the Control Panel, as follows: 1 From the Start menu, point to Settings and click Control Panel. 2 Click the Power Management icon. 3 On the Power Schemes tab, change the Power scheme to Home/ Office Desk. 4 In the list box for System standby, select an interval of time. 5 Click the OK button and close the Control Panel. To Resume from Standby Mode There are two ways to resume system functionality when your computer is in Standby mode. Use either of the following methods. ❑ Press any key on you..
Supplementary Information 13 Using Devices Connected to the i.LINK (IEEE 1394), S-Link™ (Control-A1), and Optical Digital Audio Output Connectors For the latest information on devices known to be compatible with the state-of the-art audio, video, and graphics capabilities of your VAIO computer, check the Sony web site at http://www.sony.com/pcsupport. Connecting to i.LINK Ports Your VAIO computer includes a 4-pin i.LINK connector on the front of the system and two 6-pin i.LINK connectors on the back of the system. A 6-pin i.LINK connector can supply power from the computer to the connecte..
VAIO Digital Studio Computer Read Me First 14 [Time base] Time base - 29.97fps (required) [Compress] File type - AVI (required) Compress Program Method - Sony DV software CODEC (required) Compress Program Depth - Millions colors (No other options) Quality (No control for this item) Option: Frames per second - 30 (required) Option: Basic Key Frames (No control for this item) Option: Optimize Still Off (recommended) Data rate - Recompress Off (recommended) [Output options] Video - On (required) Video Size - 720x480 4:3 Aspect - Off (required) VideoType - Field 2 (recommended) Audio - On (requ..
Supplementary Information 15 Note that Adobe Premiere LE does not save the Preview Window Size, but uses a default size of 320 x 213 each time the application launches. We recommend that you change this setting to 360 x 240 to improve the quality of preview clips when editing AVI files. Using Alternate Browsers with America Online® To use Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator as your browser with America Online, follow these steps: 1 From the Start menu, point to Settings and then click Control Panel. 2 Click the Internet icon. 3 Click the Connection tab. 4 Click the “Connect to the In..
VAIO Digital Studio Computer Read Me First 16 ❑ For tapes that include a mixture of both SP and LP mode, the information displayed by the capture progress indicator may not be accurate. ❑ Make sure the video head of your digital video device is properly cleaned. Anomalies that you see in captured data could be due to dust or other particles on the video head. ❑ The last frame captured is one frame before your selected [OUT] point. The frame you see immediately after clicking the [OUT] button is not captured. When recording AVI files to tape: ❑ Do not use DVgate Motion when the conne..
Supplementary Information 17 Using AC-3® to Optical Digital Audio Output MiniDisc player/recorders, DAT player/recorders, and older digital receivers do not support Dolby® Digital (AC-3). You should not use the AC-3 to Optical Digital Audio Output option unless you are using a device that supports Dolby Digital. Please refer to the manual supplied with your equipment to determine if it supports Dolby Digital. If you are unsure and you have selected the AC-3 to Optical Digital Audio Output option, turn down the volume on your equipment before using the DVD player. Using America Online or S..
VAIO Digital Studio Computer Read Me First 18 About the Software On Your Computer Your VAIO Digital Studio computer is ready to help you work, play, learn, and communicate as soon as you turn it on. This section gives you an overview of the activities you can perform with your software titles. For support information, see “For Answers to Your Software Questions” on page 23. Adobe Acrobat ® Reader Adobe Systems Incorporated Acrobat Reader software allows you to view, navigate, and print electronic documents in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF), an open file format that is intended to..
About the Software On Your Computer 19 AT&T WorldNet ® Service AT&T Fast, reliable Internet access from AT&T WorldNet Service. AT&T WorldNet Service provides web-based e-mail, a personalized start page from Excite, easy access to the Excite search engine, free web pages, online and live agent technical support, instant messaging, and special shopping discounts at Market Square. CompuServe ® CompuServe, Inc. CompuServe is the most comprehensive source of organized business and educational information online today. CompuServe allows you to access the vastness of the Internet..
VAIO Digital Studio Computer Read Me First 20 EarthLink Sprint TotalAccess ™ EarthLink Network, Inc. An Internet Service Provider that supplies access, information, and assistance to its customers, introducing them to the Internet. Member benefits include e-mail, newsgroups, a Personal Start Page, a free 6 MB web site, a member magazine, and 24-hour technical support. Microsoft ® Encarta ® 99 Encyclopedia Microsoft Corporation Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia combines current, comprehensive content with up-to-date multimedia technology, providing users with unique, engaging learning exper..
About the Software On Your Computer 21 Microsoft ® Works Microsoft Corporation Works provides users with the right set of core tools that allows them to write letters and reports, track family and friends with the address book, manage home finances, and create a home inventory. MotorHead ™ Gremlin Interactive Ltd. MotorHead is realistic arcade-racing; high-velocity entertainment that puts you behind the wheel for 3D pure racing action. Power across Europe and USA in the Transatlantic Speed League, where second place is simply not an option. Netscape Communicator ® Netscape Communication..
VAIO Digital Studio Computer Read Me First 22 SurfMonkey ™ MediaLive, Inc SurfMonkey is a web browser and online service for kids ages 6-12 that makes the Internet safe, fun, and easy. A talking monkey guides children through web sites and chat rooms, and can read their e-mail out loud. Children cannot go to inappropriate web sites, parents can screen e-mail messages, and chat messages are monitored. VAIO Smart Keyboard Sony Electronics VAIO Smart Keyboard software operates your new easy to use programmable USB keyboard. Six programmable buttons enable you to launch your favorite applicat..
For Answers to Your Software Questions 23 For Answers to Your Software Questions Sony Service Center For the Sony Service Center nearest you, call at 1-888-4SONYPC (1-888-476-6972). Acrobat ® Reader, Adobe PhotoDeluxe ® Business Edition , Adobe Premiere ® LE (Adobe Systems Incorporated) America Online ® (America Online) AT&T WorldNet ® Service (AT&T) CompuServe ® Interactive (CompuServe Interactive, Inc. ) Dr. Solomon’s ® Anti-Virus (Dr. Solomon’s Software Inc. ) website http://www.adobe.com/ phone 206-628-2746 (fee-based support) fax 206-628-5737 e-mail email@example.com..
VAIO Digital Studio Computer Read Me First 24 EarthLink Sprint TotalAccess ™ (EarthLink Network, Inc. ) Easy Internet Access (Encompass, Inc. ) MotorHead ™ (Gremlin Interactive Ltd. ) Windows ® 98 Operating System, Works, Money, Encarta, Internet Explorer (Microsoft Corporation ) Netscape Communicator ® (Netscape Communications Corporation ) Prodigy Internet ™ (Prodigy Communications Corporation. ) Quicken ® Basic (Intuit Inc. ) website http://help.earthlink.net/techsupport/ phone 800-395-8410 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org hours 7 days a week, 24 hours a day website http://www.encmp..
For Answers to Your Software Questions 25 SurfMonkey ™ (MediaLive, Inc.) WinFax ® Basic Edition (Symantec Corporation. ) website http://www.surfmonkey.com/support/Sub_support.html phone 408-556-2060 e-mail email@example.com hours 9AM-10PM PT everyday website http://www.symantec.com/techsupp/ phone 800-798-0850 fax 800-554-4403 in North America 541-984-2490 outside North America..
VAIO Digital Studio Computer Read Me First 26 Specifications Model PCV-E518DS Processor 500 MHz Pentium® III Hard Disk Drive 17.28 GB Standard SDRAM 128 MB PC-100 SDRAM, expandable to 256 MB Video RAM 8 MB SDRAM MPEG “Sony Tuned” MPEG Digital Video supports full- screen video playback Graphics 3D 2X AGP graphics acceleration (Matrox) Sound Capabilities 3D Positional Audio (Aureal A3D) Diskette Drive 3.5” 1.44 MB FDD CD-RW Drive CD-RW Drive (4X max. CD-R writing, 2X max. CD-RW writing, 24X max. reading) Modem K56flex technology/V.90 compatible data/fax modem * Expansion Capabilities O..
Specifications 27 Specifications are subject to change without notice. This product meets the standards of the International Energy Star Program for energy efficiency. Weight 17 lbs. (7.71 kg) Operating Temperature 50º F to 95º F (+10º C to 35º C) * Maximum speed for faxing is 14.4 kbytes/s. Your modem is capable of downloading at 56 kbytes/s using K56flex technology or V.90. Your phone service, online service, or Internet Service Provider however, may not support this technology or operate at this speed. † Six-pin i-LINK connectors on the rear of the system each supply 10V to 12V. Th..
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