Image Converter 3 Version 3.1 Upgrade

What Does This Do?
This utility upgrades Image Converter 2, 2Plus and 3 (ver. 3.0) software to Image Converter 3 ver 3.1. This upgrade enables users to convert images and video stored on Memory Stick media into formats that can be used by PSP® and mylo® devices. See below for full list of enhancements.

IMPORTANT: You must have the Image Converter 2 or Image Converter 2 Plus installation CD readily available in order to perform this upgrade.

Applicable Products and Operating Systems (see full list...)

IMPORTANT: This file is only for use with the models identified. Not all models are sold in all countries.

Enhancements over Image Converter ver 3.0:

  • Wizard to convert files into PSP display size (480x270), or standard definition TV size (720x480).
  • Automatically convert video recorded by Windows Media Center and add it to the Transfer to list.
    NOTE: This feature requires the following:
    • Intel® CPU:
      • Pentium® 4 Processor 3.4 GHz or faster, or
      • Pentium® D Processor 3.0 GHz or faster, or
      • Core™ 2 Duo Processor 2.0 GHz or faster
    • System memory:
      • Windows® XP: 1.0 GB or more
      • Windows Vista®: 1.5 GB or more
  • Convert files shot by HDV cameras
  • Improvements to the Graphical User Interface (GUI).
  • Old versions of Image Converter are uninstalled when installing Image Converter 3 ver 3.1.
    NOTE: After uninstallation, double-click the INST_IC3100_CDUPD.EXE file to continue installing Image Converter 3 ver 3.1.
Additional enhancements over Image Converter 2 and Image Converter 2 Plus software:

  • Automatically convert TV program files recorded with Giga Pocket® or VAIO Zone™ software to a supported MPEG-4 format
  • Support for video RSS channels (Podcasts)
    NOTE: To download and convert video RSS automatically, drag and drop the banner and register the video RSS channels.
  • Automatically transfer videos to Memory Stick® media
    NOTE: TV programs recorded with a computer and video RSS can be transferred automatically to Memory Stick media inserted in a computer or PSP® handheld gaming device.
  • Output three types of video files
    • MPEG-4
    • MPEG-4 AVC Main Profile
    • MPEG-4 AVC Baseline Profile by device
  • Support for Windows Vista

Supported File Formats

Video Input Formats

  • AVI
    You may not be able to convert AVI format files that are not supported by Video for Windows.
  • MPEG 1 and MPEG 2
    You cannot convert DVD video files
  • MPEG 4
    Only files recorded with Memory Stick Video Format are guaranteed for proper operation.
  • QuickTime® Format
    To convert QuickTime format files, install the latest version of QuickTime Player on your computer. The latest QuickTime Player is required to enjoy RSS channels.
  • WMV
    To convert WMV (Windows Media® Video) format files, install the latest version of Windows Media Player on your computer. If you can play back WMV files with the Windows Media Player, you can convert the files.
  • DVR-MS
    DVR-MS format files are supported only in Windows XP Media Center Edition.
  • TV program files recorded with Giga Pocket version 5.0 or later
  • TV program files recorded with VAIO Zone software
    For VAIO computers only. You cannot convert recorded digital broadcasting program files.
NOTE: Image Converter 3 cannot convert copy-protected videos and may be unable to convert videos even if they are not copy-protected.

Video Output Formats

  • Memory Stick Video Format
  • MPEG-4 simple profile
  • H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC baseline profile
  • H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC main profile

Still Image Input Formats

  • BMP
  • JPEG
  • GIF
  • PGP
  • PNG
  • TIFF

Still Image Output Format

  • JPEG
Important Notes
  • Image Converter 1.5 cannot be upgraded to Image Converter 3. Please use software that is compatible with your devices. You can install both Image Converter 3 and Image Converter 1.5 on the same computer, but it is not possible to use them simultaneously.
  • You cannot have Converter 2, Image Converter 2 Plus, or Image Converter 3 version 3.0 installed on the computer simultaneously with Image Converter 3 version 3.1.
  • The Image Converter 2 or Image Converter 2 Plus installation CD is required in order to perform this upgrade.
  • System Requirements
    • One of the following Microsoft® Windows® operating systems installed on the computer:
      • Windows Vista Home Basic
      • Windows Vista Home Premium
      • Windows Vista Business
      • Windows Vista Ultimate
      • Windows XP MCE 2005
      • Windows XP MCE 2004
      • Windows XP MCE
      • Windows XP Pro
      • Windows XP Home Edition
      • Windows 2000 Pro (Service Pack 4 or later)
    • Computer: IBM PC/AT or compatible
      • CPU/Processor: Intel® Pentium® III 733MHz or faster
        • An Intel® Celeron® M 1GHz or faster processor is required when using the MPEG-4 AVC conversion function.
        • For Windows Vista a 1GHz or faster, 32bit processor is required.
      • Hard disk drive space: 60MB or more
      • RAM: 128MB or more:
        • Windows 2000 requires 512MB or more in 720x480 file conversion
        • Windows XP requires 256MB or more (512MB or more in 720x480 file conversion)
        • Windows Vista Home Basic requires 512MB or more
        • Windows Vista Ultimate, Business, and Home Premium require 1GB or more
      • Display: High Color (16bit) or higher, 1024 x 768 higher screen resolution is recommended
      • Other:
        • A Memory Stick® Reader/Writer or other device with Memory Stick PRO™ media compatible slot
        • CD-ROM Drive
        • DirectX 9.0b or later
        • Windows Media Player 9.0 or later
        • Internet Explorer 6 or later
  • If Image Converter 2, Image Converter 2 Plus, or Image Converter 3 version 3.0 is installed on the computer, it will be automatically uninstalled when installing Image Converter 3 version 3.1.
    NOTE: After uninstallation, double-click the INST_IC3100_CDUPD.EXE file to continue installing Image Converter 3 version 3.1.
  • During the installation of this file, be sure that you are logged in as the Administrator or as a user with Administrative rights.
  • To ensure that no other program interferes with the installation, save all work and close all other programs. The Taskbar should be clear of applications before proceeding.
  • It is highly recommended to print out these instructions as a reference during the installation process.
Download and Installation Instructions
  1. To ensure that no other program interferes with the installation, save all work and close all other programs. The Taskbar should be clear of applications before proceeding.
  2. Download the INST_IC3100_CDUPD.EXE file to a temporary or download directory (please note this directory for reference).
  3. Go to the directory where the file was downloaded and double-click the INST_IC3100_CDUPD.EXE file to begin the installation.
  4. When prompted, insert the Image Converter 2 or Image Converter 2 Plus installation CD into the computer CD-ROM drive and click "Retry".
    IMPORTANT: Do not remove the installation CD from the drive until the upgrade process is complete.
  5. Carefully follow the on-screen prompts to complete the upgrade.
  6. If Image Converter 2, Image Converter 2 Plus, or Image Converter 3 version 3.0 is installed on the computer, it will be automatically uninstalled when installing Image Converter 3 version 3.1.
    NOTE: After uninstallation, double-click the INST_IC3100_CDUPD.EXE file to continue installing Image Converter 3 version 3.1.

Once the upgrade process has been completed, the Image Converter 2 or Image Converter 2 Plus installation CD can be removed from the drive.

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INST_IC3100_CDUPD.EXE
Date: 9/14/2007
Version: 3.1
Size: 24.71 MB
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