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Casio adds keystone function with EX-S600 and EX-Z500 firmware upgrade

Casio has released a firmware upgrade for EX-S600 and the EX-Z500. The new firmware version 1.01 will add a keystone function to the PLAY menu. The Keystone correction function can be used to correct the snapshot of a blackboard, document, poster, photograph, or other rectangular object that is recorded at an angle. Performing keystone correction on an image will cause a new corrected version (1600 × 1200 pixels) of the image to be stored as a separate file...

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Casio adds keystone function with EX-S600 and EX-Z500 firmware upgrade - digital camera and photography newsUpgrading the firmware of the CASIO EX-S600 (to Version 1.01), or EX-Z500 (to Version 1.01) will add a function to the camera.

Click for EX-S600 Firmware Update Version 1.01
Click for EX-Z500 Firmware Update Version 1.01

You should upgrade your camera's firmware if it is running one of the versions listed above. Use the procedure below to check the firmware version of your camera.

To check your camera's current firmware version  

On your camera, hold down the [MENU] button as you press the [POWER ON/OFF] switch to turn on the camera. Keep [MENU] depressed until the version of your camera's firmware appears on the monitor screen.

• Downloading the upgraded version of the firmware are installing it onto a camera that is currently running one of the firmware versions listed above will the function shown below.  
• If your camera is currently running a firmware version that does not correspond to those listed above, you do not need to upgrade to the new version.  

Functions added by firmware update

· Keystone Correction
Use the following procedure to correct the snapshot of a blackboard, document, poster, photograph, or other rectangular object that is out of square because it was recorded at an angle.  
·Performing keystone correction on an image causes a new (corrected) version (1600 × 1200 pixels) to be stored as a separate file.  
 
1. In the PLAY mode, use [<] and [>] to scroll through images on the monitor screen and display the one you want to correct.
2. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “Keystone”, and then press [>].
 · This causes a screen that shows all of the objects in the image that qualify as candidates for keystone correction to appear.
 · Note that the above step is possible only when there is a snapshot displayed on the monitor screen.
3. Use [<] and [>] to select the candidate you want to correct.
   
4. Use [▲] and [▼] to select “Correct”, and then press [SET].
· Select “Cancel” to exit the procedure without performing keystone correction.
   
IMPORTANT!
· If the original image is smaller than 1600 × 1200 pixels, the new (corrected) version is the same size as the original one.
· Keystone correction cannot be performed on the following types of images.
- Movie images and the voice recording file icon
- Images created with MOTION PRINT
- Images recorded with another camera
· The keystone correction operation cannot be performed if there is not enough memory to store the corrected image.
· When you display a corrected image on the camera's monitor screen, the date and time indicate when the image was originally recorded, not when the image was corrected.
· When a keystone corrected image appears on the full-month calendar screen, it is displayed on the date that it was corrected.
April 4, 2006
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