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3M™ Camcorder Projector CP45

3M™ Camcorder Projector CP45

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Manuals

The 3M™ Camcorder Projector manuals can be viewed or downloaded from the following links. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader or a similar PDF file reader to view the manuals.

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Camcorder Projector CP45 User Manual (pdf‚ 826 KB)
Camcorder Projector CP45 Flier (pdf‚ 1.2 MB)
Material Safety Data Sheet for the CP40/CP45 Battery (pdf‚ 103 KB)
Camcorder Projector CP40 User Manual (pdf‚ 2.2 MB)
Camcorder Projector CP40 Flier (pdf‚ 949 KB)


 

Warranty

This warranty applies to the continental US only. The warranty terms‚ conditions‚ remedy and limitations may vary in other countries.
Contact your local 3M company for warranty information.

  • The 3M™ Camcorder Projector CP45 (the “3M product”) is warranted to be free from defects in material or manufacture for a period of 1 year from the date of purchase.
  • All other accessories included with the 3M product are warranted to be free from defects in material or manufacture for a period of 1 year from the date of purchase.
  • Optional product accessories that are not sold as part of the 3M product are subject to individual warranties.

THE WARRANTIES STATED ABOVE ARE EXCLUSIVE AND ARE MADE IN PLACE OF ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES‚ EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS‚ INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE‚ OR ANY INDUSTRY PRACTICE OR CUSTOM OR TRADE USAGE.

In the event the 3M product fails to conform to the above stated warranties within the applicable warranty period‚ your exclusive remedy shall be‚ at 3M’s option‚ to replace or repair the 3M product or to refund the purchase price of the 3M product. All replaced parts or products become property of 3M. If the product is repaired‚ 3M will repair the defective part(s) with a new or used part(s). If the 3M product is replaced‚ 3M will replace the 3M product with the same or equivalent model and with a new or refurbished 3M product. In the case of an approved warranty claim‚ the replacement 3M product will carry only the remaining term of the original 3M product’s warranty period as stated above. For warranty service‚ you must provide proof of the date of the original purchase else the manufacturing code date will be used to establish the start date of the warranty. The following are exclusions to the above listed warranty:

  1. This warranty does not cover 3M product that is modified or damaged through improper storage‚ misuse‚ abuse‚ accident‚ vandalism‚ improper installation‚ neglect‚ improper shipping‚ damage caused by acts of war‚ disasters such as fire‚ flood‚ and lightning‚ improper electrical current‚ software problems‚ interaction with non-3M products‚ or service other than by an 3M Authorized Service Provider‚ neglect or mishandling by any person. Normal wear and tear is not covered under warranty.
  2. 3M product is designed to operate in the typical indoor environment. This warranty does not cover 3M product used outside of the following circumstances:
    • 100V – 240V AC‚ 50/60 Hz
    • 10° – 30°C (50° – 86°F)
    • 10 – 80% RH (without condensation)
    • 0 – 1829 m (0 – 6000 feet) above sea level
  3. The air intake and exhaust vent must be clear of obstructions. Inadequate air ventilation will cause the 3M product to malfunction or will cause damage to the 3M product which will void the warranty.
  4. This warranty does not cover any additional costs including‚ but not limited to‚ those associated with removal‚ cleaning or installation of the 3M product‚ adjustments‚ (mechanical or electronic) made to the 3M product.
  5. This warranty covers only normal use of the product. 24-hour-per-day or other excessive continual use causes strain and is not considered normal use.
  6. This warranty does not cover consumables (e.g.‚ batteries).
  7. This warranty is not transferable.
  8. 3M is not responsible for warranty service should the 3M label or logo or the rating label or serial number be removed unless otherwise stated in writing for the purposes of private labeling for partnership requirements.
  9. This warranty does not cover postage‚ insurance‚ or shipping costs incurred in presenting your 3M product for warranty service. Said costs are the customer’s responsibility. If a claimed defect cannot be identified or reproduced in service‚ the customer may be held responsible for cost incurred. Should your warranty upgrade include a “change out” service and the claimed defect cannot be identified or reproduced by the technician‚ the customer will be responsible for call out costs.

FAILURE TO FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE APPROPRIATE 3M PRODUCT MANUAL OR TO USE THE 3M PRODUCT IN ACCORDANCE WITH 3M’S INTENDED USE STATEMENT‚ WILL VOID ALL WARRANTIES AND LIMITED REMEDIES.

EXCEPT AS SPECIFICALLY STATED IN THE APPLICABLE 3M PRODUCT MANUAL‚ 3M SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT‚ INCIDENTAL‚ SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING‚ BUT NOT LIMITED TO‚ LOSS OF PROFITS‚ REVENUE OR BUSINESS) RESULTING FROM‚ OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO PERFORMANCE‚ USE OR INABILITY TO USE ANY OF THE 3M PRODUCT. This limitation applies regardless of the legal theory upon which damages are sought.

For warranty support‚ please call or write your local 3M office or a 3M Authorized Service Provider to obtain an RMA # (Return Material Authorization number) before returning the product. If you are inside the Continental United States of America‚ please contact 3M Customer Service at 1-866-631-1656 or email meetings@mmm.com.

What 3M Will Do To Correct Problems:

  • If your 3M product requires service‚ 3M will ask you to bring or send the 3M product‚ securely packaged in its original container or equivalent‚ along with proof of the date of original purchase‚ to your 3M Service Dealer or 3M Service Center.
  • 3M will‚ at its option‚ repair or replace the defective unit without charge for parts or labor. Return of the 3M product will be at 3M’s expense.
  • When warranty service involves the exchange of the 3M product or of a part‚ the item replaced becomes 3M property.
  • The exchanged 3M product or part may be new or previously refurbished to the 3M standard of quality‚ and at 3M’s option‚ the replacement may be another model of like kind and quality.
  • 3M’s liability for replacement of the warranted 3M product or part will not exceed the original retail selling price of the 3M product. Exchange or replacement products or parts assume the remaining warranty period of the product covered by this limited warranty.

 

FAQ

Q: Can I project my computer’s screen using the 3M Camcorder Projector?
A: The 3M Camcorder Projector does not have a VGA port. (The VGA port is used to connect your computer to your monitor.) Unless your computer has an AV adapter that connects the computer to a TV‚ you cannot use the 3M Camcorder Projector to project your computer image.

Q: Can I connect a DVD player to the 3M Camcorder Projector and watch a movie?
A: Yes. The 3M Camcorder Projector comes with short AV cable. The AV cable plugs into the CP45 AV port and the AV cable coming from the DVD player plugs into the other end.

Connect a DVD player to the 3M Camcorder Projector

Q: Can I put a PowerPoint presentation onto the CP45 and project it?
A: The 3M Camcorder Projector cannot read or open Microsoft® PowerPoint files but it can read jpg files. You can save your PowerPoint file as jpg files and upload the files to the CP45.

Q: Can I connect my media player to the 3M Camcorder Projector and project the content?
A: If your media player can connect to a TV using the Composite Video (yellow)‚ and Right/ Left (red/white) audio connector‚ you can connect it to the 3M Camcorder Projector. Most media player need a special AV adapter which is sold by the manufacture. The AV adapter connects to your media player and has a yellow‚ white‚ and red connector on the other end.

Q: What type of SD card do I need for the 3M Camcorder Projector?
A: The 3M Camcorder Projector is compatible to microSDHC™ cards with memory capacity up to 32 GB. When you are selecting a microSD card‚ make sure to purchase a Class 4 or above card. The class of a card is identified by a number inside a large C. (The Class identifies the card speed. Class 4 or higher is best for HD video.)

Q: What video formats can the 3M Camcorder Projector play?
A: The 3M Camcorder Projector will play mp4 files with H.264 encoded video and ACC encoded audio. The maximum compatible video resolution is 1280x720. The maximum audio channels is 2.

Q: What is on the CD-ROM that came with the 3M Camcorder Projector?
A: The 3M CP45 CD-ROM has the 3M Camcorder Projector User Manual‚ and the ArcSoft Media Converter™ software. The ArcSoft Media Converter converts other video formats into a video format that the 3M Camcorder Projector can play.

Q: What can I do with the HDMI port on the 3M Camcorder Projector?
A: The 3M Camcorder Projector comes equipped with an HDMI output which can be connected a HDTV and display 3M Camcorder Projector LCD screen on the HDTV. Learn how to connect the 3M Camcorder Projector to an HDTV in the How To section.

Q: What can I do with the USB port on the 3M Camcorder Projector?
A: You can use the USB port on the 3M Camcorder Projector to transfer file back and forth from the 3M Camcorder Projector and your computer. Learn how to transfer file from the 3M Camcorder Projector to your computer in the How To section.

Q: What can I do with AV port on the 3M Camcorder Projector?
A: The AV port on the 3M Camcorder Projector has two functions: audio output and video/audio input. You can either connect your earphones to the 3M Camcorder Projector and lesson a video or audio file‚ or connect the AV adapter and input video and audio from a DVD player or media player.

Q: What picture file can the 3M Camcorder Projector read?
A: The 3M Camcorder Projector can read and properly display JPG image up to 8 mega pixel.

Q: Will the 3M Camcorder Projector power supply work in other countries?
A: The AC power adapter that comes with the 3M Camcorder Projector is rated for 100 – 240 Volts AC and comes with outlet adapter for the US‚ Australia‚ UK‚ Europe‚ and Brazil.

 

How To Tips


Inserting the microSD Card
  1. Open the microSD slot door.
  2. Insert the microSD card into the microSD slot (contacts facing upwards) until it “licks” into place.
  3. Close the microSD door.
  4. Now you are ready to select the SD card as the memory where your photos and video will be stored.
Inserting the microSD Card
Ejecting the microSD Card
  1. Open the microSD slot door.
  2. Push the microSD card into the microSD slot until it “clicks”.
  3. Release the microSD card and the card will eject.
Selecting where you want to store your photos and videos

With the microSD card installed‚ you can select it or the internal memory as location where your photos or video are stored.

  1. Turn on the 3M Camcorder Projector.
  2. Tap the Menu button. Tap the Menu Button
  3. Tap the Right arrow button until the Settnigs Menu (wretch icon) tab is selected.
  4. Tap the Down arrow button until Select Card is selected.
  5. Tap the Ok button and list with two icons will appear: computer chip with the letters “INT” on it‚ and a SD card.
  6. Tap the icon for internal memory or SD card using the Up and Down Arrow buttons.
  7. Once selected‚ the icon for memory you choose will appear in the menu bar at the top of the screen. This icon identifies where your photos and videos are going‚ what you are viewing‚ and what computer will see when connected via USB. All of this will be covered in the other videos.
Accessing the files on the 3M Camcorder Projector using your computer

Whether your computer is running Microsoft® Windows® or Apple® Mac OS 10‚ accessing the files on your 3M Camcorder Projector is quick and easy.

Here is what you need:

  1. 3M Camcorder Projector with your pictures and video ready for download
  2. USB cable (one is included with the CP45)
  3. Your computer
Accessing the files on the 3M Camcorder Projector using your computer

Steps:

  1. Turn on the 3M Camcorder Projector and select the memory you wish to access. (see "Selecting where you want to store your photos and videos").
  2. Turn on your computer.
  3. Connect the 3M Camcorder Projector to your computer using the USB cable.
  4. A new drive will appear in your computer’s file browser.
  5. The photos and videos taken by the 3M Camcorder Projector are located in the DCIM folder. Now you are ready to transfer the files from the 3M Camcorder Projector to your computer.
  6. Once you are done moving you files to your computer‚ you can disconnect the USB cable and begin taking photos and videos again.
Showing your photos and videos on a HDTV

The 3M Camcorder Projector comes equipped with an HDMI output which can be connected a HDTV and display what was on the 3M Camcorder Projector LCD panel on the HDTV. You can show what the camera sees‚ file list‚ photo slideshow and videos. Here is how…

Here is what you need:

  1. CP45
  2. HDMI mini to HDMI cable
  3. TV or Display with an HDMI input (Not all TV – HD or not – have HDMI inputs)
NOTE: Some computer monitors with a DVI input will also work with the addition of a DVI to HDMI converter. The only drawback (depending on the monitor) is no sound when playing videos.

Steps:

  1. Connect the 3M Camcorder Projector to the TV using the HDMI cable.
  2. Using the TV’s remote control‚ select the corresponding HDMI input.
  3. Now the CP45 LCD panel should be blank and the CP45 content is on the TV.
Showing your photos and videos on a HDTV
HDMI cable (Optional)
Deleting Files through the 3M Camcorder Projector Menu System

You can delete a photo or video you just took‚ one at time or multiple using the CP45 Menu system. Either way‚ the 3M Camcorder Projector makes it easy.

Deleting a Photo or Video You Just Took

If you are not pleased with the photo or video you just took‚ here is a quick way to delete it:

  1. Tap the OK button and the Quick Playback menu will appear.
  2. Select Quick Playback using the up or down arrows and press OK.
  3. Tap the Menu button and the Delete dialog will appear.
  4. Select Yes from the dialog and Tap the OK button.
  5. Now the photo or video is deleted.
Deleting a Photo or Video While Viewing It
  1. Tap the Left arrow button
  2. Select the DCIM folder using the UP or DOWN arrow buttons and tap OK
  3. Select the MEDIA folder and tap OK
  4. Select a jpg (photo) file or mp4 (movie) file and tap Ok
  5. NOTE: While you are viewing a photo‚ you can tap the Right or Left button to move to the next or previous file in the file list.
  6. Tap the Menu button and the Delete dialog will appear.
  7. Select Yes from the dialog and Tap the OK button.
  8. Now the photo or video is deleted.
Deleting Multiple Photos or Videos

There is two parts to deleting multiple photo and/or videos files: first you mark the file with a checkmark second you execute the delete command.

Mark a file with a checkmark

You can mark a file with a checkmark while viewing it in file list or displaying on the LCD panel or projecting. Once you have select the file or are viewing the file you wish to mark‚ follow these steps:

  1. Press and hold the Ok button
  2. A check mark will appear on or beside the file
Delete multiple files at one time

Once you have marked several files with checkmarks‚ you need delete all them all.

  1. While the list of check marked files are displayed‚ tap the Menu button.
  2. The Delete‚ Protect‚ or Unprotect list appears.
  3. Make sure Delete is select (it has an orange rectangle around it) and tap OK
  4. Now all file with a checkmark are deleted.
Protect Photos or Videos from Delete

If you want to prevent a photo or video from accidently being delete‚ the CP45 has a protect feature. You can protect only one file or place a check mark beside multiple files and then follow these steps.

  1. While the selected file or the list of check marked files are displayed‚ tap the Menu button.
  2. The Delete‚ Protect‚ or Unprotect list appears.
  3. Select Protect using the Down arrow ( it has an orange rectangle around it when selected) and tap OK
  4. Now all file of the protected files will have a lock beside them.
Taking a Photo
  1. Tap the Up/Down arrows to zoom in or zoom out.
  2. Tap the Camera (Camera button) button to take a picture.
Taking a Video
  1. Tap the Up/Down arrows to zoom in or zoom out.
  2. Tap the Record (Record button) button to start recording. The Record button will turn red in recording mode‚ and the video recording timer will start rolling.
  3. Tap the Record button again to stop recording. The Record button will turn white to indicate is in standby mode.
  4. While in recording mode‚ press the OK button to pause recording. Press the OK button again to resume recording.
NOTE: The CP45 records up to 25 minutes video clips. At the end of the 25 minute clip‚ the CP45 will ask if you want to continue recording.
Projecting a Photo or Video
  1. Tap the Left arrow button.
  2. Tap the Up/Down arrows to select target folder.
  3. When selecting one file‚ press the OK button to play it.
  4. Press the Projection button (Projection button) to project. (turns blue in working mode; turns white in standby mode.)
Playback a Video
  1. Press the Left/Right arrows to move to the previous/next file.
  2. Press and hold the Left/Right arrows button to fast forward and fast rewind.
  3. Use the Up/Down arrows to control volume.
  4. Press the OK button to pause the video (press OK again to resume). The following status information will display.
Using the CP45 as a Regular Project

You can use the CP45 to project the content from your DVD or media player that has a composite video output (typically a yellow connector) and analog stereo audio output (typically red connector and white connector).

  1. Connect the composite AV cable to the media player video and audio output.
  2. Connect the projector AV cable to the AV jack on the projector.
  3. Connect the projector AV cable to the composite AV cable from the media device (yellow to yellow‚ white to white and red to red).
Using the CP45 as a Regular Project
 

Troubleshooting

The projector will not turn on.

  • The battery is not charged or the power adapter is not connected to the projector and a working wall outlet. Test the electrical outlet by plugging another electrical device (like a radio) into the wall outlet and confirm that the wall outlet works.

The image is not visible or is very dim.

  • The 3M Camcorder Projector is a battery operated projector and requires controlled lighting conditions. The image may appear very dim in brightly lit rooms.
  • Project the image onto a flat‚ white surface.
  • Decrease the light on the surface where the image is being projected.
  • Decrease the size of the image.

My video device is connected to the projector but the projector will not display the video.

  • Unplug the AV cable from the projector and a white image with the 3M logo will display.
  • Plug the AV cable into the camcorder projector and it will ask you to choose between earphones and AV in. Choose AV in. Then reconnect you video device.