Samsung SCD23/D24 Operating instructions

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Digital Video Camcorder
M,n,[_T_%_,SCD23/D24
AF
CCD
Auto Focus
LCD
Liquid Crystal Display
Charge Coupled Device
Owner's Instruction Book
Before operating the unit, please read this
instruction book thoroughly, and retain it for
future reference,
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US PATENT 4415844
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Notices and Safety Instructions
RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
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dangerous voltage within the product's enclosure that may be of
This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated
sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of fire or electric shock.
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CAUTION:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT
REMOVE COVER(OR BACK) NO USER SERVICEABLE
PARTS INSIDE, REFER SERVICING TO QUAUFtED
SERVICE PERSONNEL
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To prevent electric shock, match wide blade of plug
to wide slot and fully insert.
This symbol is intended to aIert the user to the presence of important
operating and maintenance instructions in the literature accompanying
this product.
1. READ INSTRUCTIONS:
All the safety and operatinginstructionsshould be read
before the CAMCORDER is operated.
2. RETAIN INSTRUCTIONS:
The safety and operating instructions should be retained for
future reference.
3. HEED WARNINGS:
All warnings on the CAMCORDER and in the operatinginstructions
should be adhered to.
4. FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS:
All operating and maintenance instructions should be feHowed.
5. CLEANING:
Unplug this CAMCORDER from the wall outlet before cleaning.
Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners.
Use a dry cloth used for dusting cabinets.
6. ATTACHMENTS:
Do not use attachments not recommended by the CAMCORDER
product manufacturer as they may be hazardous.
7. WATER AND MOISTURE:
Do not use this CAMCORDER near water;
for example, near a bathtub, wash bowl, kitchen sink, laundry
tub, in a wet basement, near a swimming poolor fake.
ACCESSORIES:
Do not place this CAMCORDER on an unstable cart, stand, tripod,
bracket or table. The CAMCORDER may fell, causing serious injury
to a child or adult, and serious damage to the unit.
Use coly with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table recommended
by the manufacturer or sold with the CAMCORDER. Any mounting
of the unit should follow the manufacturer's instructions and should
use a mounting accessory recommended by the manufacturer.
A. An appliance and cart combination should be moved with care.
Quick stops, excessive force and uneven surfaces may cause
the appliance and cart combination to overturn.
PORTABLE CART WARNING
(SymboI provided by RETAC)
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Notices and Safety Instructions
9.
VENTILATION:
Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for ventilation to
ensure reliable operation of the CAMCORDER and to protect it
from overheating. These openings must not be blocked or
covered. Never place your CAMCORDER on a bed, sofa, rug,
or other simitar surface: on or near a radiator or heat register.
This CAMCORDER should not be placed in a built-in installation
such as a bookcase or rack unless proper ventilation is provided
or the manufacturer's instructions have been adhered to.
10. POWER SOURCES:
The CAMCORDER should be operated only from the type of
powersource indicated on the label
If you are not sure of the type of power supply at your home,
consult your appliance dealer or local powercompany,
A CAMCORDER is intendedto be operated from battery power,
or other sources, refer to the operating instructions,
11. GROUNDING OR POLARIZATION:
This CAMCORDER may be equippedwith eithera polarized
2-wire AC line plug (a plug having one blade wider than the other)
or a 3-wire grounding type plug,a plug having a third (grounding)
pin.
If you are unable to insert the plug fully intothe outIet, try reversing
the plug,If the plug still fails to fit, contact your electrician to
replace your outlet, Do not defeat the safety purposeof the
polarizedplug,
12. POWER-CORD PROTECTION:
Power-supply cords should be routed so that they are not likely to
be walked on or pinched by items placed upon or against them,
paying particular attention to cords or plugs, convenient
receptacles, and the point where they exit from the unit,
13. OUTDOOR ANTENNA GROUNDING:
If an outside antenna or cable system is connected to the
CAMCORDER, be sure the antenna or cable system is grounded
to provide some protection against voltage surges and built-up
static charges, Section 810 of the National Electrical Code,
ANSI/NFPA No. 70-1984, provides information with respect to
proper grounding of the mast and supporting structure, grounding
of the lead-in wire and supporting structure, grounding of the mast
and supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to an
antenna discharge unit, size of grounding to conductors, location
of antenna-discharge unit, connection to grounding electrodes
and requirements for the grounding electrode.
See figure below.
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14. LIGHTNING:
For added protection of this CAMCORDER during a lightning
storm o when it is left unattended and unused for long periods of
time, unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or
cable system.
This will preventdamage to the CAMCORDER due to lightning
and power-linesurges.
15. POWER LINES:
An outside antenna system should not be located in the vicinity of
overhead power lines or other electric light or power circuits where
it can fall into such power lines or circuits, When installing an
outside antenna system, extreme care should be taken to keep
f_m touching such power lines or circuits as contact with them
might be fatal,
16. OVERLOADING:
Do not overload wal! outlets and extension cords as this can result
in a risk d fire or electric shock,
17. OBJECTS AND LIQUIDS:
Never push objects of any kind into this CAMCORDER through
openings as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short out
a part that could result in a fire or electric shock.
Never spill liquids of any kind onto the CAMCORDER. Should
spillage occur, unplug unit and have it checked by a technician
before use,
18. SERVICING:
Do not attempt to service this CAMCORDER yourself, Opening or
removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage or other
hazards.
Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel,
19. DAMAGE REQUIRING SERVICE:
Unplug this CAMCORDER from the wall outlet and refer servicing
to qualified service personnel under the following conditions:
a. When the power-supply cord or plug is damaged.
b, If any liquid has been spilled onto, or objects have fallen into
the CAMCORDER.
c. If the CAMCORDER has been exposed to rain or water.
d. If the CAMCORDER does not operate normally byfollowing the
operating instructions, adjust only those controls that are
covered by the operating instructions. Improper adjustment of
other controls may result in damage and will
often require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore
the CAMCORDER to its normal operation,
e. If the CAMCORDER has been dropped or the cabinet has been
damaged,
fi When the CAMCORDER exhibits a distinct change in
performance, this indicates a need for service.
20. REPLACEMENT PARTS:
When replacement parts are required, be sure the service
technician has used replacement parts specified by the
manufacturer and having the same characteristics as the original
part.
Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric shock or
other hazards.
21. SAFETY CHECK:
Upon completion of any service or repairs to this CAMCORDER,
ask the service technician to performsafety checks to determine
that the CAMCORDER is in safe operating order,
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22, To prevent damage which may result in fire or shock hazard,
do not expose this appliance to rain or moisture.
23, If this powersupply is used at 240V ac, a suitable plug adapter
should be use.
NOTETO CATV SYSTEM INSTALLER:
This reminder is provided to cal{ the CATV system instailer'sattention
to Article 820-40 of the NEC that provides guidelines for proper
grounding and, in particular, specifies that the cable ground sbel{ be
connected to the grounding system of the building as close to the point
of cab{e entry as practical.
USER INSTALLER CAUTION:
Your authority to operate this FCC certified equipment could be voided
if you make changes or modifications not expressly approved by this
party responsible for compliance to part 15 FCC rules,
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with
the limits for 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
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However,there is no guarantee that interference
will not occur in a particularinstallation, 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 one or more of the
following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
increasethe separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different f_m
that to which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radioFFVtechnician for help,
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Contents
Features .....................................................................................................................................................................................................................11
Accessories Supplied with camcorder .......................................................................................................................................................................12
Basic Accessories ................................................................................................................................................................................................12
Front & Left View ........................................................................................................................................................................................................13
Left side View .............................................................................................................................................................................................................14
Right & Top View ........................................................................................................................................................................................................15
Rear & Bottom View ...................................................................................................................................................................................................16
Remote control(SCD24 only) .....................................................................................................................................................................................17
OSD (On Screen Display in CAMERA and PLAYER modes) ..................................................................................................................................18
OSD (On Screen Display in M,REC and M,PLAY modes) .......................................................................................................................................19
Turning the OSD on/off (On Screen Display) ......................................................................................................................................................19
How to use the Remote Control(SCD24 only) ..........................................................................................................................................................20
Battery Isstallation for the Remote Control ..........................................................................................................................................................20
Self Record using the Remote Control ................................................................................................................................................................20
Lithium Battery Installation...........................................................................................................................................................................................
21
Adjusting the Hand Strap ............................................................................................................................................................................................
Hand strap ............................................................................................................................................................................................................
22
Shoulder strap.........................................................................................................................................................................................................
22
Connecting a Power Source ......................................................................................................................................................................................23
To use the AC Power adapter and DC Cable .....................................................................................................................................................23
To select the CAMCORDER mode ........................................................................................................................................................................
23
Usingthe Lithium ion Battery Pack ..........................................................................................................................................................................24
Charging the Lithium Ion Battery Pack ................................................................................................................................................................24
Table of continuous recording time based on model and battery type ..............................................................................................................25
Battery level display ..............................................................................................................................................................................................
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Inserting and Ejecting a Cassette .............................................................................................................................................................................27
Making your First Recording ......................................................................................................................................................................................28
Record Search (REC SEARCH) .........................................................................................................................................................................29
Hints for Stable Image Recording ..............................................................................................................................................................................30
Recording with the LCD monitor .........................................................................................................................................................................30
Recording with the Viewf'_nder.............................................................................................................................................................................30
Adjusting the LCD .....................................................................................................................................................................................................31
Using the VIEWFINDER ...........................................................................................................................................................................................32
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Adjusting the Focus ..............................................................................................................................................................................................
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Playing back a tape you have recorded on the LCD .................................................................................................................................................33
Adjusting the LCD during PLAY ...........................................................................................................................................................................34
Controlling Sound from the Speaker ........................................................................................................................................................................34
Use of various Functions ...........................................................................................................................................................................................35
Setting menu items ...............................................................................................................................................................................................35
Set the camcorder to CAMERA or PLAYER mode and M,REC or M.PLAY mode .............................................................................................35
Availability of functions in each mode ..................................................................................................................................................................36
CLOCK SET ........................................................................................................................................................................................................37
REMOCON(SCD24 only) ....................................................................................................................................................................................38
DEMONSTRATION .............................................................................................................................................................................................39
PROGRAM AE ....................................................................................................................................................................................................40
Setting the PROGRAM AE ...................................................................................................................................................................................41
WHI_ BALANCE (WHITE BALANCE) .................................................................................................................................................................42
Zooming In and Out with DIGITAL ZOOM ...........................................................................................................................................................43
Zooming In and Out ..............................................................................................................................................................................................
43
Digital Zoom ........................................................................................................................................................................................................44
DIS (Digital image Stabilizer) ...............................................................................................................................................................................
45
DSE (Digital Special Effects) SELECT ................................................................................................................................................................46
Selecting an effect ................................................................................................................................................................................................
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REC MODE .........................................................................................................................................................................................................
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AUDIO MODE .....................................................................................................................................................................................................49
WiND CUT ...........................................................................................................................................................................................................50
DATE/TIME ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................51
TV DISPLAY ........................................................................................................................................................................................................52
Using Quick Menu .....................................................................................................................................................................................................53
Setting the Quick menu ........................................................................................................................................................................................54
SHUTTER SPEED & EXPOSURE .....................................................................................................................................................................55
SLOW SHUTTER(Low Shutter Speed) ....................................................................................................................................................................56
EASY Mode (for Beginners) ......................................................................................................................................................................................57
MF/AF (Manual Fecus/Auto Focus) ...........................................................................................................................................................................58
A_:o Focusing .......................................................................................................................................................................................................58
Manual Focusing ..................................................................................................................................................................................................58
BLC (Back Light Compensation) ...............................................................................................................................................................................59
Fade in and Oat .........................................................................................................................................................................................................60
To Start Recording ................................................................................................................................................................................................60
To Stop Recording use FADE IN / FADE OUT .................................................................................................................................................60
Audio dubbing(SCD24 only) .....................................................................................................................................................................................61
Dubbing sound.......................................................................................................................................................................................................61
Dubbed Audio Playback .......................................................................................................................................................................................62
PHOTO Image Recording ..........................................................................................................................................................................................63A,
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Searching for a PHOTO picture ...........................................................................................................................................................................63
NITE PIX (0 Nx recording)...........................................................................................................................................................................................
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POWER NITE PIX........................................................................................................................................................................................................
65
Using the VIDEO LIGHT ..............................................................................................................................................................................................
66
Various Recording Techniques ..................................................................................................................................................................................67
Tape Playback ............................................................................................................................................................................................................
68
Playback on the LCD ............................................................................................................................................................................................
68
Playback on a TV monitor ....................................................................................................................................................................................68
Connecting to a TV which has Audio Video input jacks ......................................................................................................................................68
Connecting to a TV which has no Audio and Video input jacks ..........................................................................................................................69
PIayback ................................................................................................................................................................................................................
69
Various Functions while in PLAYER mode ................................................................................................................................................................70
Playback pause ....................................................................................................................................................................................................70
Picture search (Forward/Reverse) .......................................................................................................................................................................70
Slow playback (ForwardiReverse)(SCD24 only) ..................................................................................................................................................70
Frame advance (To play back frame by frame)(SCD24 only) .............................................................................................................................71
X2 Playback (Forward/Reverse)(SCD24 only) ...................................................................................................................................................71
ZERO MEMORY(SCD24 only) .................................................................................................................................................................................72
PB DSE (Playback Digital Special Effects) ..............................................................................................................................................................73
PB ZOOM ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................
74
Transferring IEEE1394 (i.LINK)-DV standard data connections ...............................................................................................................................75
Connecting to a DV device ...................................................................................................................................................................................75
Connecting to a PC ..............................................................................................................................................................................................
75
System requirements ...........................................................................................................................................................................................76
Recording with e DV connection cable .................................................................................................................................................................76
Transferring a Digital Imagethrough a USB Connection ..........................................................................................................................................77
System Requirements ................................................................................................................................................................................................
77
InstaIling DVC Media 5.0 Program ...............................................................................................................................................................................
78
Connecting to a PC ....................................................................................................................................................................................................79
MEMORY STICK(SCD24 only) ..................................................................................................................................................................................80
Memory Stick Functions........................................................................................................................................................................................80
Inserting and ejecting the Memory Stick .............................................................................................................................................................81
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Structure of folders and fi_eson the Memory Stick ..............................................................................................................................................82
Image Format .......................................................................................................................................................................................................82
Selecting the CAMCORDER mode ...........................................................................................................................................................................82
Selecting the image quality ........................................................................................................................................................................................83
Select the image quality ......................................................................................................................................................................................83
Number of images on the Memory Stick .............................................................................................................................................................83
Recording Still images to a Memory Stick in M.REC Mode .....................................................................................................................................84
Recording images to a Memory Stick ...................................................................................................................................................................
84
Recording an image from a cassette as a stil_image ........................................................................................................................................85
Viewing StiII images ...................................................................................................................................................................................................86
To view a Single image..........................................................................................................................................................................................86
To view a slide show..............................................................................................................................................................................................
86
Copying stiJl images from a cassette to Memory Stick ..............................................................................................................................................87
Marking images for printing .......................................................................................................................................................................................88
Protection from accidenta_erasure .............................................................................................................................................................................89
Deleting Stil_images ...................................................................................................................................................................................................90
Formatting the Memory Stick .....................................................................................................................................................................................91
Attention ................................................................................................................................................................................................................91
After finishing a recording ..........................................................................................................................................................................................92
Cleaning and Maintaining the Camcerder ..................................................................................................................................................................93
Cleaning the Video Heads ....................................................................................................................................................................................93
Using Your Camcerder Abroad ..................................................................................................................................................................................94
Power sources ......................................................................................................................................................................................................94
Color system .........................................................................................................................................................................................................94
Troubleshooting ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................95
Self Diagnosis Display ..........................................................................................................................................................................................95
Moisture Condensation ........................................................................................................................................................................................95
Self Diagnosis Display in M.REC, M,PLAY mode ...............................................................................................................................................96
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Notes and Safety Instructions
Please rotate the LCD screen carefully as illustrated.
Over rotation may cause damage to the inside of the hinge that connects the LCD screen to the Camcorder.
1, LCD screen closed,
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2, Standard recording using the LCD screen.
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3, Recording when looking at the LCD screen from the top.
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4, Recording when looking at the LCD screen from the front.
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5, Recording with the LCD screen closed.
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Television programs, video tapes, DVD titles, films, and other program materials may be copyrighted,
Unauthorized copying of copyrighted material may be against the law.
1. A sudden rise in atmospheric temperature may cause condensation to form insidethe camcorder.
for examlDle:
- When you movethe camcorder from a cold location to a warm location (e.g. from outside to inside during winter.)
- When you movethe camcorder from a cool location to a hot location (e.g. from inside to outside during the summer.)
2. If the r_(DEW) protection feature is activated, leave the camcorder for at least two hours in a dry, warm roomwith the
cassette compartment opened and the battery removed.
1. Do not leave the camcorder exposed to high temperature (above 60°C or 140°F).
For example, in a parked car in the sun or exposed to direct sunlight.
2. Do not let the camcorder get wet.
Keep the camcorder away from rain, sea water, and any other form of moisture. If the camcorder gets wet, it may get
damaged.
Sometimes a malfunction due to exposure to liquids cannot be repaired.
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Make sure that the battery pack is fully charged before starting to record.
To preserve battery power, keep your camcorder turned off when you are not
operating it.
If your camcerder is in CAMERA mede, and it is left in STBY mode without
being operated for more than 5 minutes with a tape installed, it will
automatically turn itself off to protect against unnecessary battery discharge.
Make sure that the battery pack is fitted firmly into place.
Dropping the battery pack may damage it.
A brand new battery pack is not charged.
Before using the battery pack, you need to charge it completely.
It is a good idea to use the viewfinder rather than the LCD when making long
recordings, becausethe LCD uses up more battery power.
- To ensure normal recording and a clear picture, clean the video heads regularly. If a square block-shape distorts playback,
or only a blue screen is displayed, the video heads may be dirty. If this happens, clean the video heads with a dry type
cleaning cassette.
- Do not use a wet-type cleaning cassette. It may damage the video heads.
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Do not film with the camera lens pointing directly at the sun.
Direct sunlight can damage the CCD(Charge Coupled Device).
1, Do not position the camcorder such that the viewfinder is pointing towards the sun,
Direct sunlight can damage the inside of the viewfinder.Be careful when placing the camcorder under sunlight or near a
window exposed to sunlight.
2, Do not pick up the camcorder from the viewfinder.
3, OveFrotating of the viewfinder may damage it,
1. The LCD display has been manufactured using high precision technology. However,there may be tiny dots (red, blue or green in color)
that appear on the LCD display.
These dots are normal and do not affect the recorded picture in any
way.
2. When you use the LCD display under direct sunlight or outdoors,
it maybe difficult to see the picture clearly.
If this occurs, we recommend using the viewfinder.
3. Direct sunlight can damage the LCD monitor.
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To ensure a steady picture during filming, check that the hand strap is properly adjusted.
Do not force your hand into the hand strap as you could damage it.
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Notes and Safety Instructions
1. The lithium battery maintains the clock function and user settings; even if the battery pack or AC adapter is removed.
2. The lithium battery for the camcorder lasts about 6 months under normal operation from time of installation.
3. When the lithium battery becomes weak or dead, the date/time indicator will flash for about five seconds when you set the
power switch to CAMERA.
in this case, replace the lithium battery with a new one(type CR2025 ).
4. Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.
Replace only with the same or equivalent type.
Warning: Keep the LITHIUM BATTERYout of reach of children. Should a battery be swallowed, consult a doctor
immediately.
Danger:
- The Video Light can become extremely hot. Do not touch it during operation or after turning it off, otherwise serious injury
may result. Wait 5 minutes (approx.) for the light to cool down.
- Do not place the camcorder into the carrying case immediately after using the video light.
The video light will be hot. Please allow time for it to cool down.
- Do not use it near flammableor explosive materials.
- it is recommended that you consult your nearest SAMSUNG dealer for replacement bulbs.
- Not to be handled by children. Emits intense heat and light. Use with caution to reduce the risk of fire or injury to persons.
Danger:Do not direct light at persons or materials locating lessthan four feet during use. Disconnect when not in use.
Danger:To prevent possible burn hazard, disconnect the supply cord and allow the lamp to cool down before
replacing.
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Getting to Know Your Camcorder
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Digital data transfer function with IEEE1394
By incorporating the IEEE 1394 (i.LINKTM: LLINKis a serial data transfer protocol and interconnectivifysystem, used to
transmit DV data) high speed data transport port, both moving and still images can be transferred to a PC, making it possible
to produceor edit various images.
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USB interface for digital image data transfer
You can transfer still images to a PC using the USB interface without an add-on card.
PHOTO
The PHOTO function lets you capture an object as a still along with sound, while in Camera mode.
800x Digital zoom
Allows you to magnify an image up to 800 times its original size.
Color TFT LCD
A high-resolution color TFT LCD gives you clean, sharp images as well as the ability to review your recordings immediately.
Digital Image Stabilizer (DIS)
The DiS compensates for any handshake, reducing unstable images particuladyat high magnification.
Various digital effects
The DSE (Digital Special Effects) allows you to give your films a special look by adding various special effects.
Back Light Compensation (BLC)
The BLC function compensates for the bright background behind a subject you're recording.
Program AE
The Program AE enables you to alter the shutter speed and aperture to suit the type of scene/action to be filmed.
NITE PIX
The NITE PIX function enables you to record a subject in a dark place.
Digital Still Camera function
• Using Memory StickTM(SCD24only), you can easily record and play back standard still images.
• You can transfer standard still images on the Memory StickTM to your PC using the USB interface.
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Getting to Know Your Camcorder
Make sure that the following basic accessories are supplied with your digital video camera,
1. Lithium Ion Battery pack
(AD43-00070A)
2. AC Power Adapter
(AD44-00065A)
1. Lithium Ion Battery pack
3. AC cord
(AD39-00076A)
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2. AC Power Adapter
3. AC Cord
4. AUDIONIDEO cable
5. Instruction Book
4. AUDIONIDEO
cable
(AD39-00001A)
5. Instruction Book
(AD68-OO616B)
6. Lithium battery
(AD43-10130H)
7. Shoulder strap
8. USB cable
(AD39-00073A)
9. So£_ware CD
10. Remote Control
(AD59-00085A)
11. Memory Stick
(1109-001221)
6. Lithium battery for Remote Control or Clock.
(TYPE: CR2025)
7. Shoulder strap
8. USB cable
9. Software CD
10.Remote Control(SCD24 only)
11.Memory Stick(SCD24 only)
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I. Internal MIC
5. Viewfinder
6. EASY button
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7. TFT LCD monitor
3.Video Light
4. Remote sensor
8. IR Light
1. Internal MIC
5. Viewfinder (see page 32)
2. Lens
6.
EASY button (see page 57)
3. Video Light
7.
TFT LCD monitor
4. Remote sensor
8.
In(Infrared) Light
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1. Function
buttons
11. MENU button
10. Speaker
9. MENU dial
5. Mode_
8. ENTER button
7. DC jack
6. DVjack
1. Function buttons
2. PB zoom
PLAYER
3. Display
CAMERA
4. V. light
5. Mode switch (TAPE/MEMORY STICK)
EASY
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: (REW)
REC SEARCH -
: (FF)
REC SEARCH +
I_/11: (PLAY/STILL)
FADE
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6. DV jack
7. DC jack
8. ENTER button
9. MENU dial
10. Speaker
11. MENU button
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11. SLOW SHUTTER
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10. NITE PIX switch
1. Zoom lever
2. PHOTO button --
LJSBjack
jack
=udio/Video jack
3. START/STOP button
-5. Hook for handstrap
4. Power switch --
1. Zoom lever
9. USB jack
2. PHOTO button (see page 63)
10, NITE PIX switch
3. START/STOP button
11, SLOW SHUTTER
4. Power switch (CAMERA or PLAYER)
5. Hook for handstrap
6. External MIC in
7. AudioNideo jack
8. S-VIDEO jack
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1. Charging indicator
8. Memory Stick slot
7.Tripod receptacle
2. B_tery Release
3. Lithium battery cover
6. Focus adjust knob
4. Hook for shoulder strap
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5.TAPE OPEN / EJECT
1. Charging indicator
5, TAPE OPEN / EJECT
2. Battery Release
6, Focus adjust knob
3. Lithium battery cover
7, Tripod receptacle
4. Hook for shoulder strap
8, Memory Stick slot
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18. DISPLAY
1.PHOTO
2. START/STOP
3. SELFTIMER
4. ZEROMEMORY
5. PHOTOSEARCH
6.A=DUB
7.HI, (FF)
16.X2
15. DATE/TIME
8.44 (REW)
14.It (SLOW)
9. Ib_(PLAY)
13.II
10. Direction
12. ==(STOP)
11. F.ADV
1. PHOTO
2. START/STOP
3. SELF TIMER (see page 20)
4. ZERO MEMORY (see page 72)
5. PHOTO Search
6.
7.
8.
9.
17. Zoom
A.DUB (see page 61)
b_' (FF)
44 (REW)
I_ (PLAY)
(STILL)
10. Direction (411, I1_')
11. F. ADV (see page 71)
12. • (STOP)
13. II (STILL)
14.If' (SLOW)
15. DATE/TIME
16. X2 (see page 71)
17. Zoom
18. Display
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2.
3.
4.
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6.
7.
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10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
B_tery level (see page 26)
Easy mode (see pages 57)
DSE (Digital Special Effects) mode (see page 46)
Program AE (see page 40)
White Balance mode (see page 42)
BLC (Back Light Compensation) (see page 59)
Manual focus (see page 58)
Shutter speed and EXPOSURE (see page 55)
Zoom position (see page 43)
NITE PIX (see page 64)
DATE/TIME (see page 51)
USB
REMOCON(SCD24 only)
WIND CUT (see page 50)
Audio recording mode (see page 49)
Zero memory indicator (see page 72) (SCD24 only)
RemainingTape (measured in minutes)
Tape Counter
Operating mode
Record speed mode
PHOTO mode
22.
23.
24.
25.
26.
27.
28.
29.
30.
31.
32.
Self recording and waiting timer (see page 20) (SCD24 only)
DIS (see page 45)
Volume control (see page 34)
Audio playback channel
DV IN (DV data transfer mode) (see page 76)
DEW (see page 7)
Message Line
PB DSE (see page 73)
PB ZOOM/ENTER (see page 74)
Video light (see page 66)
POWER NITE PIX (see page 65)
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A. Folder number-file number (see page 82)
B. Image counter
- Current still image/Totalnumber of recordable still images.
C. CARD (MEMORY STICK) indicator
D. Image recording and loading indicator
E. Quality
F. ERASE PROTECTION indicator (see page 89)
G. Print Mark (see page 88)
H. SLIDE SHOW
• Turning OSD on/off
Press the DISPLAY button on the left side panel.
- Each press of the button toggles the OSD function on and off.
- When you turn the OSD off,
In CAMERA mode: The STBY, REC, EASY.Qmodes are always displayed on the
OSD, even when the OSD is turned OFF and the key input is displayed for 3 seconds
then turned off.
In PLAYER mode: When you press any Function button, the function is displayed
on the OSD for 3 seconds before it turns off.
• Turning the DATE/TIME on/off
-The DATE/TIME is not affected when the OSD function is switched ON or OFE
-To turn the DATE/TIMEon or off, access the menu and change the DATE/TIMEmode.
(see page 51)
-You may also use the Quick Menu to turn the DATE/TIMEON or OFE (see page 53)
(only in CAMERA/MREC mode)
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÷ You need to insertor replace the lithium battery when :
- You purchase the camcorder.
- The remote control doesn't work.
÷ Ensure that you insert the lithium cell correctly,following the + and - markings.
÷ Be careful not to reverse the polarity of the battery.
When you use the Self Timer function on the remote control, the recording begins
automatically in 10 seconds.
1. Set the camcorder to CAMERA mode.
2. Press the SELF TIMER button until the appropriate indicatoris displayed in the viewfinder.
3. Press the START/STOPbutton to start the timer.
- After a f0 second wait, recording starts.
- Press START/STOPagain when you wish to stop recording.
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•l, The lithium battery maintains the clock function and preset contents of the memory; even if the battery pack or AC power
adapter is removed.
•l, The lithium battery for the camcorder lasts about 6 months under normal operation from the time of installation.
•l, When the lithium battery becomes weak or dead, the date/time indicator flashes for about 5 seconds when you set the power
switch to CAMERA.
When this occurs, replace the lithium battery with CR2025 type.
1. Open the Lithium battery cover from the camera.
2. Position the Lithium cell in the holder,
with the positive(@) terminal face outward.
3. Close the lithium battery cover.
The lithium battery must be inserted in the correct direction.
Warning: Keep the LITHIUM BATTERYout of the reach of the children.
Should any battery be swallowed, consult a doctor immediately.
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It is very important to ensure that the Hand strap has been correctly adjusted before you begin your recording.
The hand strap enables you to :
- Hold the camcorder in a stable, comfortable position.
- Press the Zoom and START/STOPbutton without having to change the position of your hand.
a, Pull open the Hand Strap cover and releasethe Hand Strap.
b. Adjust its length and stick it back onto the Hand Strap cover,
c. Close the Hand Strap cover again,
The Shoulder Strap enables you to carry your camcorder around in complete
safety,
1. Insert the end of strap into the Shoulder Strap hook on the camcorder,
Insert the other end of strap into ring inside hand strap,
2. Thread each end into the buckle,adjust the length of the strap and then
pull it tight in the buckle.
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There are two types of power source that can be connected to your camcorder.
- The AC PowerAdapter and AC cord : used for indoor recording.
- The Battery Pack : used for outdoor recording,
1. Connect the AC Power adapter to the AC cord.
2. Connect the AC cord to a wall socket.
The plug and wall socket type may differ according to
your resident country.
3. Connect the DO cable to the DC jack socket of the
camcorder.
4. Set the camcorder to each mode by holding down the tab
on the power switch and turning it to the CAMERA or
PLAYER mode.
_, if you want to use this unit as a camcorder, set the mode switch to TAPE position.
_, If you want to use this unit as a DSC (Digital Still Camera). set the mode switch to
MEMORY STICK position.
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÷ The amount of continuous recording time available depends on :
- The type and capacity of the battery pack you are using.
- How often the Zoom function is used.
It is recommended that you have several batteries available.
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1. Attach the battery packto the camcorder.
2. Connect the AC Power adapter to an AC cord and connect the AC
cord to a wall socket.
3. Connect the DC cable to the DC jack socket on the camcorder.
4. Turnthe Camera power switch to off, and the charging indicator will
start to flash, showing that the battery is charging.
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Chargingrate
Once pa_second
Less Man 50%
Twiceper second
50% ~ 75%
Three_mesper second
75% ~ 90%
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5. When the battery is fully charged, disconnect the battery pack and the AC Poweradapter from the camcorder.
• Even with the power switched off, the battery pack will still discharge if it is left connected to the camcorder.
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The battery pack may be charged a little at the time of purchase.
To preventreduction in the life and capacity of the battery pack, always remove it from the camcorder after
it is fully charged.
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4, If you close the LCD screen, it switches offand the viewfinder switches on automatically.
4, The continuous recording times given in the table above are approximations.
Actual recording time depends on usage.
Time
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recording time
Charging
time
LCD ON
EVF ON
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Approx.
lhr 30rain
Approx.
2hr
SB-L220
Approx.
3hr 30min
Approx.
3hr 1groin
Approx.
4hr 1groin
The battery pack should be recharged in an environment of between 32°F (0°C) and 104°F (40°C).
The battery pack should never be charged in a room temperature that is below 32°F (0°C).
The life and capacity of the battery pack will be reduced if it is used in temperatures below 32°F (O°C)or left in temperatures
above 104°F (4O°C)for a long period, even when it is folly recharged.
Do not put the battery packnear any heat source (fire or flames, for example).
Do not disassemble, process, pressure, or heat the Battery Pack.
Do not allow the + and - terminals of the battery pack to be short-circuited.
It may cause leakage, heat generation, induce fire and overheating.
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The battery level display indicates the amount of power remaining
in the battery pack.
a, Fully charged
b, 20~40% used
c, 40~80% used
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c
d, 80~95% used
e, Completely used (nickers)
(The camcorder will turn off soon, change the battery as soon as possible)
4, Please refer to the table on page 25 for approximate continuous recording times.
4, The recording time is affected by environmental temperature and conditions.
The recording time becomes very short in a cold environment,The continuous recording
times in the operating instructions are measured using a fully charged battery pack at
77°F(25°C),As the environmentaltemperature and conditions may differ when you
actually use the camcorder, the remaining battery time may not be the same as the
approximate continuous recording times given in these instructions.
A charge mark is provided on the battery packto help you remember whether it has been
charged or not.
Two colors are provided(red and grey)-yoo may choose which one indicates charged and
which indicates discharged.
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When inserting a tape or closing a cassette holder,do not apply excessive force.
This may cause a malfunction.
Do not use any tapes other than Mini DV cassettes.
1. Connect a powersource and slide the TAPE OPEN/EJECT switch and open
the cassette door.
- The cassette holding mechanism rises automatically.
2. Insert a tape intothe cassette holderwith the tape window facing outward and
the protection tab toward the top.
3. Press the area labelled PUSH on the cassette holding mechanism until
it clicks into place.
- The cassette is loaded automatically.
4. Close the cassette door.
- Close the door completely until you can hear a "click".
When you have recorded something that you wish to keep, you can protect it so
that it will not be accidentally erased.
a. Protecting a tape :
Push the safety tab on the cassette so that the hole is uncovered.
b. Removing the tape protection :
If you no longer wish to keep the recording on the cassette, push the write-protect tab
back so that it covers the hole.
• How to keep a tape
a. Avoid places with magnets or magnetic interference.
b. Avoid humidity and dust prone places.
c. Keep the tape in an upright position and avoid storing it in direct sunlight.
d. Avoid dropping or knocking your tapes.
a. SAVE
b. REC
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1. Connect a Power source to the camcorder.
(see page 23)
(A battery pack or a AC power adapter)
• Insert a cassette. (see page 27)
2. Remove the LENS CAP and hook it onto the hand
strap.
3. Set the power switch to the CAMERA position.
• Open the LCD monitor.
• Set the mode switch to the TAPE position.
Make sure that STBY is displayed.
• If the protection tab of the cassette is open,
STOP and PROTECTION! will be displayed.
• Make sure the image you want to record
appears in the LCD monitor or viewfinder.
• Make sure the battery level indicates that there
is enough remaining power for your expected
recording time.
4. To start recording, press the START/STOPbutton.
• REC is displayed in the LCD.
To stop recording, press the START/STOP
button again.
• STBY is displayed in the LCD.
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€- You can view a recording using the REC SEARCH +, - function in STBY mode.
REC SEARCH - enables you to play the recording backwards and
REC SEARCH + enables you to play it forwards, for as long as you keep each
button presseddown.
€- If you pressthe REC SEARCH - button in STBY mode, your camcorder will play
in reverse for 3 seconds and return to the original position automatically.
Mosaic shaped distortion may appear on the screen while in Record Search mode.
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•
While recording, it is veryimportant to hold the camcorder correctly.
Fix the LENS cap firmly by clipping it to the hand strap. (refer to the figure)
1. Hold the camcorder firmly using the hand strap.
2. Place your right elbow against your side.
3. Place your left hand under or beside the LCD to support and adjust it.
Do not touch the built-in microphone.
4. Choose a comfortable, stable position for the shots that you are taking.
Youcan lean against a wall or on a table for greater stability.
Do not forget to breathe gently.
5. Use the LCD frame as a guide to determine the horizontal plane.
6. Whenever possible, use a tripod.
1. Hold the camcorder firmly using the hand strap.
2. Place your right elbow against your side.
3. Place your left hand under the camcorder to support it.
Be sore net to touch the built-in microphone.
4. Choose a comfortable, stable position for the shots that you are taking.
Youcan lean against a wall or on a table for greater stability.
Do not forget to breathe gently.
5. To view an object through the viewfinder, poll it out until you hear the 'click' sound.
Excessive force may cause damage to the viewfinder.
6. Place your eye firmly against the viewfinder eyecup.
7. Use the viewfinder frame as a guide to determine the horizontal plane.
8. Whenever possible, use a tripod.
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Your camcorder is equipped with a 2.5 inch color Liquid Crystal Display(LCD) screen, which enables you
to view what you are recording or playing back directly.
@ Depending on the conditions under which you are using the camcorder (indoors or outdoors for example),
you can adjust ;
• BRIGHT SELECT
• BRIGHT ADJUST
• COLOR ADJUST
1. Set the POWER switch to CAMERA position.
• In the PLAYER mode. you may only setup the LCD while the tape is playing.
2. Open the LCD screen, and the LCD switches on.
3. Press the MENU button.
4. Turn the MENU DIAL so that VIEWER is highlighted and then
press the ENTER button.
5. Turn the MENU DIAL so that LCD ADJUST is highlighted.
6. Press the ENTER button to enter the sub-menu.
7. Turn the MENU DIAL so that it highlights the menu item you want to
adjust (BRIGHT SELECT,BRIGHT ADJUST. COLOR ADJUST).
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8, Press the ENTER button again,
• You may select NORMAL or SUPER in the BRIGHT SELECT feature and pressthe ENTER button to save the setting,
• Use the MENU DIAL to adjust the value of BRIGHT ADJUST and COLOR ADJUST,
• Youcan set values for BRIGHT ADJUST between 00 ~ 35 and COLOR ADJUST between 00 ~ 35,
9, Press the MENU button to finish the setting.
The VIEWFINDER will not work when the LCD is open.
Use the focus adjustment knob of the VIEWFINDER to focus the picture.
(refer to figure )
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•l, You can monitor the playback picture on the LCD monitor.
•l, Make sure that the battery pack is in place.
1. Hold down the power switch tab and turn it to the PLAYER position.
2. Insert the tape you wish to view.(see page 27)
3. Open the LCD screen.
Adjust the angle of the LCD screen and set the brightness or color if necessary.
4. Press the _ (REW) button to rewind the tape to the starting point.
• To stop rewinding, press the ==(STOP) button.
• The camcorder stops automatically after rewinding is complete.
5. Press the !_/11(PLAY/STILL)button to start playback.
• You can view the picture you recorded on the LCD.
• To stop the PLAY operation, press the ==(STOP)button.
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•
You can also view the picture on a TV screen, after connecting the camcorder to a TV or VCR. (see page 68)
Various functions are available in playback mode.(see page 70)
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_, Youcan adjust the LCD during playback.
_, The adjustment method is the same procedureas used in CAMERA mode. (see page 31)
The Speaker works in PLAYER mode only.
•
When you use the LCD screen for playback,you can hear the recorded sound from
the built-in Speaker.
- Follow the instructions below to decrease or mute speaker volume in the PLAYER mode.
- Take the following steps to lower the volume or mute the sound while playing a tape
on the camcorder.
1. Set the power switch to PLAYERmode.
2. Press )411(PLAY/STILL)to play the tape.
3. When you hear sounds once the tape is in play,use the MENU DIAL to adjust the volume.
• A volume level display will appear on the LCD.
Levels may be adjusted from anywhere between 00 to 19 and you will not hear
any sound when the volume is set on 00.
• If you close the LCD while playing,you will not hear sound from the speaker.
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When the cable is connected to the NV jack,you cannot hear sound from the speaker and
cannot adjust the volume.
Youcan hear sound from speaker by removing the connected cable from the AN jack
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AvaiJable mode
SUB MENU
CAMERA PLAYER
INiTiAL
CLOCK SET
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DEMO
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PROGRAM AE
WH_ BALANCE
D.ZOOM
DIS
DSE SELECT
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REC MODE
PHOTO SEARCH
COPY
AUDIO MODE
AUDIO SELECT
WiND CUT
PB DSE
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REC,
Memory
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PRINT MARK
PROTECT
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DELETE
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LCD ADJUST
DATE_ME
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1, Press the MENU button.
The MENU OSD is displayed.The cursor ( II_r'_Jl_llr"_l_l) indicatesthe feature you are currently adjusting,
2, Use the MENU DIAL and press the ENTER button on the left side panel to select and activate the item.
3, You can exit the menu mode by pressingthe MENU button.
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Digital
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Mode
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DIS
D.ZOOM
DigitalfunctiOnSpHoTO
SLOW
D.ZOOM
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PHOTO
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:The requested mode will work in this operating mode,
:You can not change the requested mode.
:The operating mode will be released and the requested mode will work.
:The operating mode will be released and the requested mode will work,
(The data during the operating mode will be backed up)
•
When a menu item on the LCD is marked with an [_, that item cannot be activated.
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When you select an item that cannot be changed, an error message will be displayed.
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+ CLOCK setup works in CAMERA, PLAYER, MREC and MPLAY modes.
4' The DATE/TIMEis automatically recorded onto a tape,
Before recording, please set the DATE/TIME
1, Press the MENU button.
• The menu list will appear.
2, Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight INITIAL and press the ENTER button,
3, Use the MENU DIAL to select CLOCK SET from the submenu.
4, Press the ENTER button to enter SETTING mode,
• A blinking item indicates the item to be changed. The year will blink first.
5, Using the MENU DIAL, change the year setting,
6, Press the ENTER button.
• The month will blink.
7. Using the MENU DIAL. change the month setting.
8. Press the ENTER button.
• The day will blink.
9. You can set the day, hour and minute following the same procedure for setting the year and
month.
10.Press the ENTER button after setting the minutes.
• The word COMPLETE! will appear, and a few seconds later, the menu screen will
automatically return to the sub menu.
11.To exit. press the MENU button.
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*_ The REMOCON function works in CAMERA, PLAYER, M.REC and MPLAY modes.
*_ The REMOCON option allows you to enable or disable the remote control for use with the camcorder.
1, Press the MENU button.
• The menu list will appear.
2, Turnthe MENU DIAL to highlight INITIAL and press the ENTER button.
3, Use the MENU DIAL to select WLREMOTE from the submenu,
4, Press the ENTER button to enable or disable the remote control
The setting switches between ON/OFF each time you press the ENTER button.
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5, To exit, press the MENU button,
• If you set the remote to OFF in the menu and try to use it, the remote icon will the remote
control icon will blink for 3 seconds and disappear on the LCD.
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ON
_, Demonstration automatically shows you the major functions that are included with your camcorder so that you may use
them more easily.
_, The DEMONSTRATIONfunction may only be used in the CAMERA mode without a tape insertedinthe camcorder.
_, The demonstration operates repeatedly until the DEMONSTRATIONmode switched OFE
1. Set the camcorder to CAMERA mode.
2. Press the MENU button.
• The menu list will appear.
3. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight INITIAL.
4. Select DEMONSTRATIONfrom the submenu and press the ENTER button.
5. To activate the DEMONSTRATION,set DEMONSTRATIONON.
• Press the menu button to quit the menu.
• The demonstration will begin.
6. To end the DEMONSTRATION,set the DEMONSTRATIONto OFE
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•
The DEMONSTRATIONfunction only works without a TAPE installed.
The DEMONSTRATION medeis automatically activated when thecamcorder isleft idle for more than f0 minutes after
switching to the CAMERA mode (no tape is inserted in the camcorder).
If you press other buttons (FADE, BLC, PHOTO, EASY) during the DEMONSTRATIONmode,
the DEMONSTRATIONstops temporarily and resumes f0 minutes later if you do not operate any other functions.
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•l. The PROGRAM AE function works in CAMERA mode only.
•l. The PROGRAM AE mode allows you to adjust shutter speeds and apertures to suit different recording conditions.
•I. They give you creative control over the depth of field.
•
AUTO mode
* Auto balance between the subject and the background.
* To be used in normal conditions.
* Theshutterspeedautomaticallyvariesfrom1/60tof/250persecond,
•
dependingonthescene.
SPORTS mode ('_)
* For recording peopleor objects moving quickly.
•
PORTRAIT mode (_)
* For focusing on the background of the subject, when the background is out of focus.
* The PORTRAIT mode is most effective when used outdoors.
* The shutter speed automatically varies from 1/60 to f/1000 per second.
•
SPOTLIGHT mode (B)
* For recording correctly when there is only light on the subject and not the rest of the picture.
•
SAND/SNOW mode (_)
* For recording when people or objectsare darkerthan the background because of reflected light from sand or snow.
•
High S. SPEED(HIgh Shutter Speed) mode ('1)
* For recording fast-moving subjects such as players in golf or tennis games.
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1, Press the MENU button.
• The menu list will appear.
2, Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight CAMERA and press the ENTER button.
3, Select PROGRAM AE from the submenu,
4, Press the ENTER button to enter the sub-menu.
5, Using the MENU DIAL, select the PROGRAM AE mode.
• Press the ENTER button to confirm the PROGRAM AE mode.
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4' The WHITE BALANCE function works in CAMERA or MREC mode only.
4' The WHITE BALANCE is a recordingfunction that preserves the unique color of the object in any recording condition.
4' You may select the appropriate WHITE BALANCE mode to obtain good quality color of the image.
• AUTO (ra) :This mode is generally used to control the WHITE BALANCE automatically.
• HOLD (al,) :This fixes the current WHITE BALANCE value.
• INDOOR (_) :This controls the WHITE BALANCE according to the indoor ambience.
• OUTDOOR (_-) :This controls the WHITE BALANCE according to the outdoor ambience.
1. Set the camcorder to CAMERA mode.
2. Press the MENU button.
• The menu list will appear.
3. Turnthe MENU DIAL to highlight CAMERA and press the ENTER button.
4. Select WriT.BALANCE from the submeno.
5. Press the ENTER button to enter the sub-menu.
6. Using the MENU DIAL, select the WHITE BALANCE mode.
• Press the ENTER button to confirm the WHITE BALANCE mode.
7. To exit, press the MENU button.
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While setting the NITE PIX to ON, the WHT.BALANCE function does not work.
The WriT.BALANCE function will not operate in EASY mode.
Tornthe digital zoom off (if necessary) to set a more accurate white balance.
If you have set the white balance and lighting conditions changes, reset the white balance.
During normal outdoor recording, setting to AUTO may provide better results.
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ith DIGITALZOOM
,'_ Zoom works in CAMERA mode only.
_, Zooming is a recording technique that lets you change the size of the subject in a scene.
For more professional looking recordings, do not use the zoom function too often.
_' You can zoom using variable zoom speeds.
_' Use these features for different shots. Please note that over-use
of the zoom feature can lead to unprofessional looking results and a reduction of battery usage time.
1. Move the zoom lever slightly for
a gradual zoom, move it further for
a high-speed zoom.
Your zooming is monitored on the OSD.
2. T(Telephoto) side: Subject appears closer.
3. W(Wide angle) side: Subject appears
farther away.
Youcan record a subject that is a minimum of 1 m (about 2.65 feet) away from the lens surface in the TELE position,
or about 10 mm (about 0.5 inch) away in the WiDE position.
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•l, Zooming more than 10x is achieved digitally.
•l, The picture quality may deteriorate depending on how
much you zoom in on the subject.
•l, We recommend that you use the DIS feature with DIGITAL ZOOM for picture stability. (see page 45)
1. Set the camcorder to CAMERA mode.
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2. Press the MENU button.
• The menu list will appear.
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4. Select D.ZOOM from the submenu.
5. Press the ENTER button to setup the 1O0x,200x, 4O0x,800x digital zoom function or
to turn the feature OFE
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6. To exit. press the MENU button.
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*_ The DIS function works in CAMERA mode only.
DIS (Digital Image Stabilizer) is a function that compensates for any shaking or hand movement while holding the
camcorder (within reasonable limits).
It provides more stable pictures when:
• Recording with the zoom
• Recording a small object close-up
• Recording and walking at the same time
• Recording through the window of a vehicle
1. Set the camcorder to CAMERA mode.
2. Press the MENU button.
• The menu list will appear.
3. Turn the MENU DIAL highlight to CAMERA and press the ENTER button.
• The sub menu list will appear.
4. Turn the MENU DIAL to activate the DIS function, press the ENTER button.
• The DIS menu is changed to ON.
• If you do not want to use the DIS function, set the DIS menu to OFE
5. To exit, press the MENU button.
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The digital effects enable you to give a creative look to your recording by adding various special effects.
Select the appropriate digital effect for the type of picture that you wish to record and the effect you wish to create.
There are 9 DSE modes.
a. ART mode
This mode gives the images a coarse effect.
b. MOSAIC mode
This mode gives the images a mosaic effect.
c. SEPIA mode
This mode gives the images a reddish-brown pigment.
d. NEGA mode
This mode reversesthe colors of the images, creating a negative image.
e. MIRROR mode
This mode cuts the picture in half, using a mirror effect.
f. BLK & WHT mode
This mode changes the images to black and white.
g. EMBOSS mode
This mode creates a 3D effect (embossing).
h. CINEMA mode
This mode covers the upper/lower portions of the screen to give a cinematic effect.
i. MAKE - UP mode
This mode allowsthe imagesto be selected in red, green, blue or yellow colors.
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1, Set the camcorder to CAMERA mode.
2, Press the MENU button.
• The menu list will appear.
3, Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight CAMERA and press the ENTER button.
4, Select DSE SELECT from the submenu,
5, Press the ENTER button to enter the sub-menu.
6, Using MENU DIAL, select the DSE mode.
• Press the ENTER button to confirm the DSE mode,
7, To exit, press the MENU button,
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*_ The REC MODE function worksin both CAMERA and PLAYER(DVIN) modes.
This camcorder records and plays back in SP (standard play) mode and in LP (long play) mode.
• SP (standard play): This mode permits 60 minutes of recording time with a DVM60 tape.
• LP (long play):This mode permits 90 minutes of recording time with a DVM60tape.
1. Set the camcorder to CAMERA or PLAYERmode.
2. Press the MENU button.
• The menu list will appear.
3. Turnthe MENU DIAL to highlight NV and press the ENTER button.
4. Select REC MODE from the submenu and press the ENTER button.
• The REC MODE toggles between SP and LP with each press.
5. To exit. press the MENU button.
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Playing back a tape recorded in other equipment may produce mosaic shaped distortion.
When you record a tape in SP and LP modes, or LP mode only, the playback picture may be distorted or the time code
may not be written properly between scenes.
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_, This camcorder records sound in two ways. (12bit. 16bit)
• 12bit : Youcan record two 12bit stereo sound tracks.
The original stereo sound can be recorded onto the MAIN (SOUND1) track.
Additional stereo sound can be dubbed onto the SUB (SOUND2) track.
• 16bit :You can record one high quality stereo sound using the 16bit recording mode.
Audio dubbing is not possible when using this mode.
1, Set the camcorder to CAMERA mode.
2, Press the MENU button.
• The menu list will appear.
3, Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight AN and press the ENTER button,
4, Select the AUDIO MODE from the menu and press the ENTER button,
• The AUDIO MODE toggles between 12bit-16bitwith each push,
5, To exit, press the MENU button,
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_, The WIND CUT function works in CAMERA, PLAYER(SCD24 only) mode.
_, The WIND CUT function minimizes wind noise or other noise while recording,
- When the wind cut is on, some low sounds are eliminated along with the sound of the wind.
1, Set the camcorder to CAMERA mode,
2, Press the MENU button.
• The menu list will appear.
3, Turnthe MENU DIAL to highlight NV and press the ENTER button.
4, Select WIND CUT from submenu,
5, This feature toggles ON/OFF each time you press the ENTER button.
6, To exit, pressthe MENU button,
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*_ The DATE/TIMEfunction works in CAMERA, PLAYER, M.REC and MPLAY modes.
The date and time are automatically recorded on a special data area of the tape.
1. Press the MENU button.
• The menu list will appear.
2. Turn the MENU DiAL to highlight VIEWER and press the ENTER button.
3. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight DATE/TIME.
4. Press the ENTER button to select the sub-menu.
5. Using the MENU DIAL, select the DATE/TIMEmode.
• You can choose to display - the OFF,DATE,TIME, DATE/TIME
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DATEonly
- TIME only
DATE& TIME
• To return to the previous menu, highlight the DATE/TIMEin the middle of the and
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The DATE/TIMEwill read "- - -" in the following conditions.
- During playback of a blank section of a tape.
- If the tape was recorded before setting the DATE/TIME in the Camera's memory.
- When the lithium battery becomes weak or dead.
Before you can use the DATE/TIMEfunction, you must set the Clock.
See CLOCK SET on page 37.
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_, The TV DISPLAYfunction works in CAMERA, PLAYER, MREC and MPLAY modes.
_' Youcan select the output path of the OSD (On Screen Display).
• OFF:The OSD appears in the LCD screen only.
• ON:The OSD appears in the LCD screen, EVF and TV.
• Use the DISPLAY button located at the left side of the camcorder to turn ON/OFF all of the OSD displayed on the
LCD/EVF/TV.
1. Set the camcorder to CAMERA, PLAYER, MREC and M.PLAY mode.
2. Press the MENU button.
• The menu list will appear.
3. Turnthe MENU DIAL to highlight VIEWER and press the ENTER button.
4. Select the TV DISPLAY mode in list, press the ENTER button.
• The DISPLAY mode switches between ON/OFF with each push.
5. To exit. press the MENU button.
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Quick menu is available only in CAMERA mode.
Quick menu is used to adjust camera functions by simply using the MENU SELECTOR button.
This feature is useful for when you want to make simple adjustments without having to access the menus and submenus.
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- Each time you select DATE/TIMEand press the ENTER button, it will be displayed in the orderof
DATE- TIME - DATE/TIME- OFF(See page 51).
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- Each time you select WLREMOTE and press the ENTER button, the WLREMOTE is switched to
either enabled (r_)
or disabled (rir_).
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- Each time youselect DIS and press the ENTER button, the DIS iconis displayedor set to OFE
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- Each time you select DSE and press the ENTER button, the DSE preset values are applied or set to OFF.
DSE values will not switch between On and Off if they have not been preset in the menu.
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- Each time you select PROGRAMAE and press the ENTER button, you can choose between the preset PROGRAM AE
values and AUTO.You can't choose between Auto and the PROGRAM AE values if the values have not been preset in
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Each time you select WHT.BALANCE and press the ENTER button, you can choose between
preset WHT.BALANCE values and AUTO.As in PROGRAM AE, you can't choose between
Auto and WHT.BALANCE values it they have not been preset..
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- Each time you select FOCUS and pressthe ENTER button,the FOCUS is switched to either Manual Focus (MF) or
Auto Focus (_).
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- Youcan set values for SHUTTER SPEED and EXPOSURE by selecting (r_)
For more information, see the next chapter.
icon and pressing the MENU DIAL.
1. Set the camcorder to CAMERA mode.
2. Turnthe MENU DIAL to select a function you want and then press
the ENTER button to change the values.
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If you are using the MFOCUS(MF) function,
you cannot use the Quick menu.
If you want to use the Quick menu function,
release the MFOCUS(MF) mode.
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_' You can set SHUTTER SPEED and EXPOSURE only in CAMERA mode.
_, SHUTTER SPEED and EXPOSURE values can on(y be set in the Quick Menu.
_, SHUTTER SPEED and EXPOSURE are automatically switched and/or deactivated.
1. Set the powerswitchto CAMERA mode.
2. Turn the MENU DiAL until you see icon(li'=l) on, and then press the ENTER button.
• You see a screen on which you can select SHUTTER SPEED and EXPOSURE.
• Turn the MENU DIAL to select the item you want and then press the ENTER button.
• SHUTTER SPEED can be set to 1/60, 1/100, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000, 1/4000 or 1/10000.
• EXPOSURE can be set between 00 and 29.
3. To exit from the setting screen, select the icon(r_'=l) and pressthe ENTER button.
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the shutter speed and the exposure adjustment screens displayed on the LCD.
If you manually change the shutter speed and the exposure value when Auto-exposure option is selected,
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4, The SLOW SHUTTER function works in CAMERA mode only.
4, The shutter speed can be controlled, allowing you to record stow moving objects.
1. Set the power switch to CAMERA mode.
2. Press the SLOW SHUTTER button.
3. Each time you press the SLOW SHUTTER button, SHUTTER SPEED is changed to
1/30, 1/15, 1/8, off.
4. To exit, press the SLOW SHUTTER button.
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The SLOW SHUTTER function will not operate with DIS.
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The EASY mode allows a beginner to easily make good recordings.
• The EASY mode only operates in CAMERA mode.
f, Set the powerswitchto CAMERA mode.
2. By pressing the EASY button, all functions on the camera will be set to off and
the recording settings will be set to the following basic modes:
• Battery level, recording mode, counter, DATE/TIME,and DIS (_0_) will be displayed.
• The word "EASY.Q"will appear on the LCD at the same time.
However,the DATE/TIMEwill only be seen if it has been previously set. (see page 51)
3. Press START/STOPto start recording.
• Recording will begin using the basic automatic settings.
4. Pressing the EASY button again in the STBY mode and then turns the EASY mode off.
• The EASY function will not turn off when you have recording.
• The camera will return to the settings that were set prior to activating EASY mode.
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- If you want to use these functions, you must first switchthe EASY mode off.
The EASY mode settings are deleted when the battery pack is uninstalledfrom the camcorder and
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,t, The MF/AF function works in CAMERA, MREC mode only.
•I, In most situations, it is better to use the automatic focus
feature, as it enables you to concentrate on the creative side of your recording.
•I, Manual focusing may be necessary under certain conditions that make automatic focusing difficult
and/or unreliable.
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a. A picture containing several objects, some close to the camcorder,
others further away.
b. A person enveloped in fog or surrounded by snow.
c. Very shiny or glossy surfaces like a car.
d. People or objects moving constantly or quickly like an athlete or a crowd.
1. Set the power switch to CAMERA mode.
2. Turnthe MENU DIAL and select the FOCUS menu.
3 Press the ENTER button.
4. Turnthe MENU DIAL up or down until the object is in focus.
• Zoom out a little if focusing is difficult.
5. To return to AF(Auto Focus: I'X'I). press the ENTER button again.
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BLC works in CAMERA!MREC mode.
Back lighting exists whenthe subject is darker than the background:
• The subject is in front of a window.
• The person to be recorded is wearing white or shiny clothes and
is placedagainst a bright background; the person's face is too dark to
distinguish his/her features.
• The subject is outdoors and the background is overcast.
• The light sources are too bright.
• The subject is against a snowy background.
1. Set the powerswitchto CAMERA mode.
2. Press the BLC button.
• Normal - BLC * Normal
• BLC enhances the subject.
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The BLC function will not operate in EASY mode.
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4, The FADE function works in CAMERA mode only.
4, Youcan give your recordings a professional look by using
special effects such as fading in at the beginning of a
sequence or fading out at the end of a sequence.
1. Before recording, hold down the FADE button.
The picture and sound gradually disappear (fade out).
2. Press the START/STOPbutton and at the same time release
the FADE button. Recording starts and the picture and
sound gradually appear (fade in).
3. When you wish to stop recording, hold down the
FADE button.The picture and sound gradually
disappear (fade out).
4. When the picture has disappeared,
press the START/STOPbutton to stop recording.
Press the FADE button
a. FADE OUT
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The AUDIO DUBBING function only works in PLAYER Mode.
You can add sound to the original sound on a pre-recorded tape. recorded in SP mode with 12bit sound.
Use the internal and external microphones or other audio equipment.
The original sound will not be erased.
1. Set the camcerder to PLAYER mode.
• If you want to use an external microphone, connect the microphone to
the external MIC input jack on the camcorder.
2. Press the ,/11 (PLAY/STILL)button and find the timeframe of the scene to
be dubbed.
3. Press the I,/11 (PLAY/STILL)button to pause the scene.
4. Press the A.DUB button on the Remote Control.
• A.DUB will be displayed on the LCD.
• The camcorder is in a ready-to-dub state for dubbing.
5. Press the I_/11(PLAY/STILL)button to start dubbing.
• Press the • (STOP) buttonto stop the dubbing.
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1, Insert the dubbed tape and press MENU button.
2, Turnthe MENU DIAL to highlight AN.
3, Press the ENTER button to enter the sub-menu.
4, Use the MENU DIAL to select AUDIO SELECT from the submenu.
5, Press the ENTER button to enter the sub-menu.
6, Using the MENU DIAL, select the AUDIO playback channel.
• Press the ENTER button to confirm the audio playback channel.
- SOUND1 : play the original sound.
- SOUND2 : play the dubbed sound,
- MIX(l+2) : play back SOUND1 and 2 equally mixed,
7, To exit, pressthe MENU button,
8, Press the )/11 (PLAY/STILL) button to playback the dubbed tape.
When you playbackadded sound (SOUND2 or MIX mode), you may experience loss of sound quality.
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1. Press the PHOTO button and hold it.
• The still picture appears on the LCD monitor,
• If you do not wish to record, release the button,
2. Release the PHOTO button and pressthe PHOTO button again in 2 seconds.
• The still picture is recorded for about 6-7 seconds.
3. After the PHOTO has been recorded, the camcorder returns to STBY mode.
The PHOTO SEARCH works in PLAYER and MPLAY mode only.
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The MENU list will appear.
2. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight AN.
3. Press the ENTER button to enter the sub-menu.
4. Select PHOTO SEARCH from the sub-menu and press the ENTER button.
5. Search the PHOTO using the _ (FF) and _1 (REW) buttons.
• The PHOTO search process appears on the LCD while you are searching.
• After completing the search, the camcorder displays the still image.
6. To exit. press the • (STOP) button.
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4. The NITE PIX function works in CAMERA/M.REC mode.
4. The NITE PIX function enables you to record a subject in darkness.
1. Set the camcorder to CAMERA or MREC mode.
2. Slide the NITE PIX switch to ON.
• I_] (NITE PIX indicator) appears on the LCD monitor.
• The infrared(invisible rays) light is turned on automatically.
3. To cancel the NITE PIX function, slide the NITE PIX switch to OFE
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If you use the NITE PIX function in normal recording situations (ex. outdoors by day),
the recorded picture may be tinted green.
In the NITE PIX mode, certain functions are not available, such as White Balance, Program AE, DSE, BLC.
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The POWER NITE PIX function works in CAMERA mode.
The POWER NITE PIX function can record a subject more brightly in darkness than the NITE PIX function.
A POWER NITE PIX is displayed for three seconds by LCD if you press a SLOW SHUTTER button in state that a NITE PIX
switch is turned on.
When you work in POWER NITE PIX mode, POWER NITE PIX icon appears on the LCD continuously.
1. Set the camcorder to CAMERA mode.
2. Turn on the NITE PIX switch, and then press the SLOW SHUTTER button.
3. Press the SLOW SHUTTER button to set shutter speed. The SLOW SHUTTER function enables
you to record a subject more brightly.
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5. To cancel the POWER NITE PIX function, press the SLOW SHUTTER buttonto set to" off" and
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If you use the POWER NITE PIX function in normal recording situations (ex.outdoors by day), the recorded picture may
contain unnatural colors.
In the POWER NITE PIX mode, certain functions are not available, such as White Balance, Program AE, DSE, BLC.
When the subject is too bright, pressthe SLOW SHUTTER button (1/8 _ 1/30)to obtain better quality recordings.
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VIDEO LIGHT works in CAMERA or M.REC mode only.
To brighten the scene when natural lighting is too dim.
VIDEO LIGHT works in SP mode only.
- If you turn on the LIGHT in LP mode, the LIGHT indicator and "LP" will be blinking on the LCD.
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Do not touch it either while in operation or soon after turning it off, otherwise serious injury may result.
Do not place the camcorder into the carrying case immediately after using the VIDEO LIGHT, since it can remain
extremely hot for some time.
Do not use near flammable or explosive materials.
It is recommended that you consult your nearest SAMSUNG dealer for bulb replacement.
- The life of the bulb is approximately 50 hours.
1. Set the camcorder to the CAMERA mode.
2. Press theV.LIGHT button.
• The VIDEO LIGHT indicator appears on the LCD and the light is turned on.
3. If you want to turn off the VIDEO LIGHT, press the V.LIGHT button again.
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Even if the battery indicator does not blink when the battery packs charge is low, the camcorder may turn off automatically
when you turn on the light, or when you start recording with light turned on.
The built-in light is used as a subsidiary light, it may not be enough for outdoor lighting.
The picture quality may deteriorate if you use the VIDEO LIGHT continuously for more than 20 minutes.
If you turn on the light in 1/8, 1/15, 1/30 SLOW SHUTTER mode, the SLOW SHUTTER mode will be switched off.
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•Z, In some situations different recording techniques may be required for more dramatic results.
Please rotatethe LCD screen carefully as excessive rotation may cause damage to the inside of the hinge that connects the
LCD screen to the Camcorder.
Making a recording with a top view of the LCD screen.
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•Z, The playbackfunction works in PLAYERmode only,
_, It is practical to view a tape using the LCD when in a car or outdoors,
_, To play back a tape, the television must have a compatible color system.
_, We recommend that you use the AC Power Adapter as the power source for the camcorder,
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1, Connect the camcorder and TV with the AudioNideo cable,
• The yellow plug :Video
• The white plug :Audio(L)
• The red plug :Audio(R) - STEREO only
- If you connect to a monaural TV or VCR, connect the yellow plug
(Video) to the video input of the TV or VCR and the white plug (Audio L)
to the audio input of the TV or VCR.
2, Set the power switch on the camcorder to PLAYER mode.
3, Turn on the TV and set the TVNIDEO selector on the TV to VIDEO.
• Refer to the TV or VCR user's manual
4, Play the tape back.
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Even if you use a S-VIDEO cable, you need to connect an audio cable.
If you connect the cable to the NV Jack, you will not hear sound from the speakers.
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4. You can connect your camcorder to a TV through a VCR.
1. Connect the camcorder and VCR with the AudioA/ideo cable.
• The yellow plug : Video
• The white plug : Audio(L)
• The red plug : Audio(R) - STEREO only
2. Connect a TV to the VCR.
3. Set the power switch on the camcorder to PLAYER mode.
4. Turn on both the TV and VCR.
• Set the input selector on the VCR to LINE.
• Select the channel reserved for your VCR on the TV set.
5. Play the tape back.
4. You can play the recorded tape in PLAYER mode.
1. Connect a power source and set the powerswitch to PLAYER mode.
2. Insert the tape you wish to play back.
3. Using the _ (FF) and 44 (REW) buttons, find the first position
you wish to play back.
4. Pressthe I"/II(PLAY/STILL) button.
• The images you recorded will appear on the TV after a few seconds.
• If a tape reaches its end while being played back, the tape will rewind automatically.
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•Z, The PLAY/STILL,STOP, FF, REW buttons are located on the camcorder and the Remote Control.
•Z, The EADV(Frame advance), X2, SLOW buttons are located on the Remote Control only.(SCD24 only)
•Z, To prevent tape and head-drum wear, your camcorder will automatically stop if it is left in STILL or SLOW modes for more
than 5 minutes.
_, Press the 1,/11(PLAY/STILL)button during Playback.
_, To resume playback,pressthe I_/11(PLAY/STILL)button.
_, Press the _ (FF) or _ (REW) buttons once during Playback or Still mode.
To resume normal playback, press the )/11 (PLAY/STILL)button.
_, Keep pressing_I_ (FF) or_ (REW) buttons during Playback or Still mode.
To resume normal playback,release the button.
_, Forward Slow Playback
• Press the SLOW button on the remote control during Playback.
• To resume normal playback, press the I='/II(PLAY/STILL) button.
_, Reverse Slow Playback
• Press the _11(-) button during Forward Slow Play back.
• To resume forward slow playback, press the II).(+) button.
• To resume normal playback, press the I"/II(PLAY/STILL) button.
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The EADV function works in still mode only.
To resume normal playback, press the )/11 (PLAY/STILL)button.
4, Forward frame advance
• Press the EADV button on the remote control in Still mode.
4, Reverse frame advance
• Press 411(-) the button on the remote control to change the direction in
EADV mode,
• Press the EADV button on the remote control,
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• Press the X2 button on the Remote Control during Playback.
• To resume normal playback, press the I_/II(PLAY/STILL) button,
4, Reverse X2 Playback
• Press 411(-) the buttonduring during ForwardX2 Playback
• To resume normal playback, press the I_/II(PLAY/STILL) button,
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- Mosaic shaped distortion or noise may be experienced when you play back tapes recorded in LP which
contain various playback functions,
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4, The MEMORY function works in both CAMERA and PLAYER modes.
4, You can mark a point on a tape that you want to return to following playback.
1. Press the ZERO MEMORY button on the remote control during playback or recording at the point you wish to return to.
• The time code is changed to a tape counter that is set to zero memory with the [] 0:0O:00(Zeromemory indicator)
• tt you want to cancel the zero memory function, press the ZERO MEMORY button again.
2. Finding the zero position.
• When you have finished playback, fast forward or rewind the tape.
- The tape stops automatically when it reaches the zero position.
• When you have finished recording, press the power switch on the PLAYER and press the 44 (REW) button.
- The tape stops automatically when it reaches the zero position.
3. The tape counter with the []
changed to the time code.
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(Zero memory indicator)disappears from the display and the tape counter is
In the following situations, ZERO MEMORY mode may be canceled automatically:
- At the end of the section marked with the ZERO MEMORY function.
- When the tape is ejected.
- When you remove the battery pack or power supply.
The zero memory may not function correctly where there is a break between recordings on the tape.
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Playback
4. The PB DSE function works in PLAYER mode.
4. The PB DSE function enables you to apply Digital Special Effect (DSE) to tape playback or still images.
1. Set the camcorder to the PLAYER mode and then Playback a tape.
2. Press the MENU button and turn the MENU DIAL to highlight AN.
13 _N_T_AL
3. Press the ENTER button to enter the sub-menu.
4. Select PB DSE from the sub-menu and press the ENTER button.
5. Press the ENTER button to enter the sub-menu.
6. Select PB DSE item (off. mirror, mosaic) from the sub-menu and press the ENTER button.
7. To exit. press the MENU button.
8. To cancel the PB DSE function, set the PB DSE to off or press the STOP button.
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You cannot apply the PB DSE function to the pictures which are being input from the external.
Once you modify an image using the PB DSE function, it cannot be imported to your PC from the camcorder's DV jack.
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Playback
_, The PB ZOOM function works in PLAYERmode.
_, The PB ZOOM function enables you to magnify playback or still image.
1. Press the PB ZOOM button in playback mode or in playback still mode
2. The image is magnified starting from the center of image and the four arrows which
allows you to move the image in the four directions appear.
3. Youcan zoom in from 1.2x to &0x by moving the zoom lever.
4. Youcan move the image in the arrow directions using the MENU DIAL.
5. Youcan change the arrow direction(vertical, horizontal) to move the image by pressingthe
ENTER button.
6. TOcancel the PB ZOOM function, press the PB ZOOM or STOP button.
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Youcannot apply the PB ZOOM function to the pictures which are being input
from an external video source.
The PB ZOOM image cannot be imported to your PC from the camcorder's DV jack.
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IEEE 1394 Data Transfer
_. Connecting with other DV standard products.
• A standard DV connection is quite simple.
If a product has a DV port, you can transfer data by connecting to the DV port using the correct cable.
!!! Please be careful since there are two types of DV ports, (4pin, 6pin). This camcorder has a 4pin terminal.
_. With a digital connection, video and audio signals are transmitted in digital format, allowing high quality images
to be transferred.
•_. If you want to transmitdata to a PC, you must install a IEEE 1394 add-on card onto the PC. (not supplied)
_. The frame rate recorded for video capturing is dependent on the capacity of the PC.
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When you transmit data from the camcorder to another DV device, some functions may not work.
If this occurs, please reconnect the DV cable or turn the power OFF and ON again.
When you transmit data from the camcorder to PC, PC function button is not available in MPLAY mode.
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IEEE 1394 Data Transfer
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CPU :faster Intel® Pentium lIF M450Mhz compatible.
Operating system :Windows®98SE, ME, XP, Mac OS (9,1~10,2)
Main memory : more than 64 MB RAM
IEEE1394 add-on card or built in IEEE1394 card
1. Set the power switch to PLAYERmode.
2. Connect the DV cable (not supplied) from the DV IN/OUT port of
the camcorder to the DV IN/OUT port of the other DV device.
• Make sure that DV iN appears on the screen.
3. Press the START/STOPbutton to begin REC PAUSE mode.
• PAUSE is displayed on the OSE_
4. Start playbackon the other DV device while you monitor the picture.
5. Press the START/STOPbutton to start recording.
• If you want to pause recording momentarily, press the START/STOPbutton again.
6. To stop recording, press the • (STOP) button.
When using this camcorder as a recorder, the picturesthat appear on a monitor may seem uneven,
howeverrecorded pictures will not be affected,
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USB interface
4' Youcan easily transfer a still image from a MEMORY STICK to a PC without additional add-on cards via a USB
connection.
4' Youcan transfer an image to a PC via a USB connection.
4' If you transfer data to a PC, you need to install the software (Driver, Editing software) supplied with the camcorder.
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CPU : Intel®Pentium IPM400 processor compatible or better
Operating system :Windows®98SE/ME/2000/XP
RAM :64 MB or more
CD-ROM: 4x CD-ROM drive
VIDEO : 65,000-color or better video display card
Available USB port
Hard Disc :4GB (8GB recommended)
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Intel®Pentium IITM is a trademark of the Intel Corporation.
Windows®is a registered trademark of the Microso_ Corporation.
All other brands and names are property of their respective owners.
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USB interface
Do not connect the camcorder to PC before installing the program.
If another camera or scanner is connected, please disconnect it in advance.
This explanation is based on Windows®98SE OS.
1. Insert the software CD intoCD-ROM drive.
- Installation selection screen appears in the monitor.
2. If the installation selection screen does not appear after inserting the CD
click "Run" on the Windows "Start" menu and execute SETUREXE file to begin installation.
- When CD-ROM drive is set to "D:drive", type "D:\setup.exe"and pressEnter.
3. Click one of the icons listed below to install the selected software.
• DVC Driver (Windows 98SE only)
• Editing Software
4. When you see the Start window, click "DVC Driver" to continue installation.
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USB interface
1. Connect a USB cable to the USB port on the PC.
2. Connect the other end of the USB cable into the proper terminal on the camcorder. (USB jack)
After completing the data transmission, you must disconnect the cable in the following way:
1. Select the removable disc icon and click the right mouse button to select [Eject].
2. Select [Confirm] and disconnect the USB cable when the Windows Splash screen appears.
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•
If you disconnect the USB cable from the PC or the camcorder while transferring, the data transmission will stop and the
data may be damaged.
If you connect the USB cable to a PC via a USB HUB or simultaneously connect the USB cable along with other USB
devices, the camcorder may not work properly.
- If this occurs, remove all USB devices from the PC and reconnect the camcorder.
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Digital Still Camera
mode
The Memory Stick(SCD24 only) stores and manages still images recorded by the camera.
Recording still images
Viewing still images
• Single
• Slide show
Protecting images against accidental erasure
Deleting images recorded on a card
Print marking still images
Formatting a card
(SCD24 only)
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Youcan use most of the camera's functions when recording to the Memory Stick.
"k_" r_l" appears on the screen while recording to the Memory Stick.
While recording or loading an image, do not eject or insert the Memory Stick.
- Inserting or ejecting a Memory Stick while recording or loading an image can cause data damage.
If you want to save all images on the Memory Stick, set the write protect tab on the Memory Stick to LOCK.
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Mworr S_K_
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"Memory Stick" and _
are trademarks of Sony Corporation.
All other product names mentioned herein may be the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
Furthermore, "T_"and"®"are not mentioned in each case in this manual.
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Digital Still Camera mode
Insert(
ry Stick
• Inserting the Memory Stick
1. Turn the Power switch to OFF.
2. Insert the Memory Stick into the CARD slot located beneath the camcorder, in the
direction of the arrow.
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1.
2.
3.
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Ejecting the Memory Stick
Turn the Powerswitch to OFE
Push the Memory Stick, then it comes out of the camcorder automatically.
Pull out the Memory Stick.
If you set the camcorder to M.PLAY mode, the last recorded still image appears.
- If there are no recorded images on the Memory Stick, NO STORED IMAGE)
and t'61will display on the screen.
Do not turn the power off while recording, loading, erasing or formatting.
Please torn the power off before you insert or eject the Memory Stick.
You could lose data on the Memory Stick.
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Digital Still Camera
mode
_, The still images that you recorded are saved in JPEG file format on the card.
_, Each file has a file number and all files are assigned to a folder.
• A file number from DCAMO001to DCAM9999 is sequentially assigned to each
recorded image.
• Each folder is numbered from 100SSDVCto 999SSDVC and recorded on the CARD.
1°oli
DCIM
DCAM
0001
DCAM
0002
_, Still image
• Images are compressed in JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) format.
• The number of pixels are 640 x 480 (VGA) in each mode.
File m_mber
*MEMI
You can use this camcorder as a Digital Still Camera (DSC).
•t, You have to set the mode switchto MEMORY STICK position to use this camcorder as Digital Still Camera.
• MREC mode (Memory RECORD mode)
1. Set the mode switch to MEMORY STICK.
2. Set the power switch to CAMERA.
•
MPLAY mode (Memory PLAYBACK mode)
1. Set the mode switch to MEMORY STICK.
2. Set the power switch to PLAYER.
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Digital Still Camera mode
4, Youcan select the quality of a still image to be recorded.
1. Set the mode switch to MEMORY STICK.
2. Set the power switchto the CAMERA mode.
3. Press the MENU button.
• The menu list willappear.
4. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight MEMORY.
5. Press the ENTER button to enter the sub-menu.
6. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight QUALITY in the submenu.
7. Press the ENTER button.
8. Using the MENU DIAL, select the image quality.
• Press the ENTER button to confirm the image quality.
• If you exit the sub-menu without pressing the ENTER button,
the quality mode is not changed.
9. To exit, press the MENU button.
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_MEMORYSET
[]
_MEMORYSET
P_oToQUALrTY
PRINT
_PROJECT
MARK
_
..............
I_F_LE
NO ......................
DELETE
_0_0
F_NE
SER_ES
_
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F
NORMAL .....................
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QUALITY
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8MB
16MB
SUPER FINE
Approx.60
Approx.120
FINE
Approx.120
Approx.240
NORMAL
Approx.240
Approx.480
The actual number that you can record varies depending on the image size.
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Digital Still Camera
mode
Audio cannot be recorded with still image onto the Memory Stick.
1. Set the mode switch to MEMORY STICK.
2. Set the power switch to CAMERA.
3. Press the PHOTO button and hold it.
• The still picture appears on the LCD monitor.
• If you do not wish to record, release the button and wait for more than 2 seconds.
4. Release the PHOTO button and press the PHOTO button again in 2 seconds.
• The still image is recorded to the Memory Stick.
• While the camcorder is recording the still image, "_" appears on the screen.
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Digital Still Camera mode
Recording
as a still imago,
_' Youcan record still image from a cassette onto a Memory Stick.
_, If you want to recorded multiple still images from a cassette to a Memory Stick. use the COPY function.
f. Set the mode switch to TAPE.
2. Set the power switchto PLAYER mode.
3. Play back the cassette.
4. Press the PHOTO button and hold it.
• The camcorder is set to playback pause(STILL) mode.
• If you do not wish to record, release the button and wait for more than 2 seconds.
5. Release the PHOTO button and press the PHOTO button again in 2 seconds.
• The still image is recorded to the Memory Stick.
• While the camcorder is recording the still "mage, "!b_.' appears on the screen.
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Digital Still Camera
mode
•Z, You can playback and view still images recorded on the Memory Stick.
•%.There are 2 ways to view recorded images.
• Single :To view an image frame by frame.
• Slide show : Toview all images automatically and in consecutive order.
1. Set the mode switch to MEMORY STICK.
2. Set the power switch to PLAYERmode.
• The last recorded image appears.
- If there are no recorded images on the Memory Stick, NO STORED IMAGE[
and t_l will display on the screen.
3. Using the _,_ (FWD) and _N(REV) buttons, search for the desired still image.
• To view the next image : press the _ (FWD) button.
• To view the previous image : press the _ (REV) button.
• Pressing _ (FWD) when you are on the last image will take you to the first
image and pressing _ (REV) when you are on the first image will take you
to the last image.
• Keep pressing l_ (FWD) or _ (REV) to search for an image quickly.
1. Set the mode switch to MEMORY STICK.
2. Set the power switch to PLAYERmode.
• The last recorded image appears
3. Press the )/II(S.SHOW) button.
• All images will be played back consecutively for 4~5 seconds each.
4. To stop the slide show, press the I_/11(S.SHOW) button again.
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Digital Still Camera mode
Youcan copy still images recorded with PHOTO function on a cassette onto a Memory Stick.
1, Set the power switchto the PLAYER mode.
2, Press the MENU button.
3, Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight AN and press the ENTER button,
• The submenu will appear.
4, Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight PHOTO COPY and press the ENTER button,
• All still images that recorded on a cassette will be copied to a Memory Stick.
5, The camcorder automatically performs the photo search to find still images and copying starts.
6, Press • (STOP) button to stop copying.
• Copying stops when the cassette is finished or Memory Stick is full.
_N_TIAL
m CAMERA
_ _i!ii!i!i;!iiiii_
_EC MODE ..........
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Digital Still Camera
mode
•Z, This camcorder supports the DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) print format.
•Z, You can automafically print images recorded on a Memory Stick with a printer supporting DPOE
•Z, There are 2 ways to make a PRINT MARK.
• THIS FILE :You can set a printmark on the photo image displayed on the LCD.
• ALL FILES :To print1 copy each of all of the stored images.
1. Set the mode switch to MEMORY STICK.
2. Set the power switch to PLAYER.
• The last recorded image appears.
3. Using the I_' (FWD) and 4N(REV) buttons, search for the still image that you want to mark.
4. Press the MENU button.
5. Turnthe MENU DIAL to highlight MEMORY and press the ENTER button.
• The MEMORY SET submenu will appear.
6. Turnthe MENU DIAL to highlight PRINT MARK. press the ENTER button.
7. Use the MENU DIAL to select either THIS FILE or ALL FILES and press the ENTER button.
8. Use the MENU DIAL to select the quantity and press the ENTER button.
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When you setup the PRINT MARK option to ALL FILES, 999 files from the current file are set to 1 or 0.
The ALL FILES option may require extended operation time depending on the number of stored images.
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Digital Still Camera mode
You can protectimportantimagesfrom accidental erasure.
• If you execute FORMAT,all images including protected images will be erased.
1. Set the mode switch to MEMORY STICK.
2. Set the powerswitchto PLAYER.
• The last recorded image appears.
• If there are no recorded images on the Memory Stick, NO STORED IMAGE! and [] will display on the screen.
3. Using the )_" (FWD) and _ (REV) buttons, search for the still image that you want to protect.
4. Press the MENU button.
5. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight MEMORY and press the ENTER button.
• The submenu of MEMORY SET will appear.
6. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight PROTECT and press the ENTER button.
7. Press the ENTER button to set PROTECTto ON or OFE
• THIS FILE :protects the currently selected file from erasure.
8. Using the )_" (FWD) and _ (REV) buttons, search for the still image that you wish to protect.
9. To exit the menu, pressthe MENU button.
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Digital Still Camera
mode
•t. Youcan erase the still imagesrecorded on the Memory Stick.
•t. If you want to delete protectedimages, you must first deactivate the image protection.
•t. An image which has been deleted cannot be recovered.
1, Set the mode switch to MEMORY STICK.
2, Set the power switch to PLAYER.
3. Using the _ (FWD) and _N(REV) buttons, search for the still image that you want to delete.
4. Press the MENU button.
5, Turnthe MENU DIAL to highlight MEMORY and press the ENTER button.
• The MEMORY SET submenu will appear.
6. Turnthe MENU DIAL to highlight DELETE and pressthe ENTER button.
• Using the MENU DIAL, select either THIS FILE or ALL FILES and press the ENTER button.
• THIS FILE : deletes only the file currently selected.
• ALL FILES :deletes all files stored in the Memory Stick.
7, A
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box will appear to verify whether you wish to delete the image(s),
Using the MENU DIAL, select the item,
EXECUTE :deletes the selected image(s),
CANCEL : does not delete the selected image(s) and returns to the previous menu.
If you try to delete a protected image, "PROTECT!" appears on the screen.
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Digital Still Camera mode
You can use the MEMORY FORMATfunctions to completely delete all images and options on the Memory Stick,
including protected images.
The format function restores the Memory Stick to its initial state.
The Memory Stick supplied with this camcorder has been formatted already.
If you execute the MEMORY FORMATfunction, all images will be erased completely
and erased images cannot be recovered.
1.
2.
3.
4.
8.
g.
Set the mode switch to MEMORY STICK.
Set the powerswitchto PLAYER mode.
Press the MENU button.
Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight MEMORY and press the ENTER button.
• The sub menu will appear.
Select FORMATfrom the list and press the ENTER button.
"ALL FILES ARE DELETED! FORMAT REALLY?"appears on the screen.
Using the MENU DIAL, select the item.
• NO :To return to previousmenu
• YES :To start formatting.
Press the ENTER button.
To exit the menu, press the MENU button.
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If you want to format the Memory Stick on your PC, use only the "Memory Stick formatter" supplied with the software CD.
5.
6.
7.
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Maintenance
At the end of a recording you must remove the power source.
When recording with a Lithium Ion Battery Pack, leaving the pack on the camcorder can reduce the life span of the battery.
Hence, it should be removed from the camcorder.
1. Slide the TAPE OPEN/EJECT switch in the direction of the arrow.
• Opening the cassette door ejects the tape automatically.
• Please wait while the tape is completely ejected.
2. After removing the tape, close the door and store the camcorder in a dust free
environment.
• Dust and other foreign materials can cause square-shaped noise or jerky images.
3. Set the power switch to the OFF mode.
4. Disconnect the powersource or remove the Lithium Ion Battery Pack.
• Hold down the BATTERYRELEASE button and slide the battery pack
in the direction of the arrow.
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Maintenance
Toensure normal recording and clear pictures,clean the video heads
when the playback pictures display square block-shaped noise or distortion, or a blue screen appears.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Set the powerswitchto PLAYER mode.
Insert the cleaning tape.
Pressthe I_/II(PLAY/STILL) button.
Press the • (STOP) button after 10 seconds.
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Check the quality ofthe pictureusing a videocassette.
If the picture quality has not improved, repeat the operation.
If the problem continues, contact your local authorized service center.
Clean the video heads with a dry type cassette cleaner.
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Maintenance
Each country or region has its own electric and color systems.
Before using your camcorder abroad, check the following items.
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Youcan use your camcorder in any country or area with the supplied AC Power Adapter within 100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz.
Use a commercially available AC plug Adapter, if necessary, depending on the design of the local wall outlet.
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Youcan viewyour recording in the viewfinder.
However, to view it on a television or copy it to a videocassette recorder, the television or VCR must be NTSC*compatible
and have the appropriate audio/video jacks.
Otherwise, you may need to use a transcoder.
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Troubleshooting
Before contacting a Samsung authorized service center, perform the following simple checks,
They may save you the time and expense of an unnecessary call.
s}ow
the battery pack is almost discharged
Change to a charged one
TAPEEND!
s_ow
When the remaining time on the tape
_sabout 2 minutes
Prepare a new one
TAPEEND!
no
the tape reached Etsend
Change to a new one
TAPE!
s_ew
there is no tape in camcorder
_ROt£CCrONS_OW the tape is record protected
•
D
s_ew
tbacamcorderhassomemechanical
fault
1Eectthetape
2 Set oOFE
3 Detach the battery
4 Reattach the battery
* If unresolved contact your
local se:vice representafJve
s_ew
moisture
condensatbn has formed in
the camcorder
see be_ow
L
C
R
r_l
Insert a tape
If y3u want to record, release
the protection
_, If the camcorder is brought directly from a cold place to a warm place, moisture may condense inside the camcorder,
on the surface of the tape, or on the lens. In this condition, the tape may stick to the head drum and be damaged or the
unit may not operate correctly.
To prevent possible damage under these circumstances, the camcorder is fitted with a moisture sensor.
_, If there is moisture inside the camcorder, r_7 (DEW) is displayed. If this happens, none of the functions except cassette
ejection will work.
Open the cassette compartment and remove the battery.
Leave the camcorder for at least two hours in a dry warm room.
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Troubleshooting
MEMORY STICK!
Slow
There no Memory stick in the
eam_rder
Insert a Merhory Stick
MEMORY FULL!
Slow
Thereis not enough rherhory
to record
Char_ge to a new Memory
S_ck Erase re_rd_
image
NO STORED
IMAGE!
slow
There are no images recorded
on the Memory Stidt
Record new images
WRITE
PROTECT!
slow
The
Memory Stick is record
irotected
Releasethewriteprotect
tab
on the Memory Stick
PROTECT!
slow
When you try to delete to
protected image¸
Cancel the protect of image
READ ERROR!
slow
The camera can not playback
Format a Memory St_ck or
insert Memory St_ckrecorded
on th_s camcorder
WRITE ERROR?
slow
Thecamera cal not reo3"d
Format a Memory Stick or
change to a new Memory Stick
NOT
FORMATTED!
slow
The card or memory needs
to format¸
Format a Memory Stick
NOW DELETE¸¸¸
slow
When progressing FILE
DELETE¸
Wait until Delete has
finished
NOW FORMAT.
slow
When progress_g MEMORY
FORMAT
Wait until formatting has
finished
NOW COPY.
slow
When progressing FILE COP_
Wait until copying has
finished
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Troubleshooting
"_, If these instructions do not soNe your problem, contact your nearest Samsung
_61_ii_is_J_!!
You
cannot on.
switch the
camcorder
Check the battery pack or the AC Power Adapter.
START/STOP button
does not operate
while recording.
Check the POWER switch is set to CAMERA.
You have reached the end of the cassette.
Check the record protection tab on the cassette.
The camcorder goes
off automatically.
You have teft the camcorder set to STBY for more
than 5 minutes without using it.
The battery pack is fully exbausted.
The battery pack is
quickly exhausted.
The atmospbadc temperature is too low.
The battery pack has not been charrgedfully.
The battery pack is completely dead, and cannot be
recharged, Use another battery pack.
When you see a blue
screen during
playback.
The video heads may be dirty.
A vertical strip
appears on the screen
when recording a dark
background,
The contrast between the sub eof and the back{gr(round
is too great for the camcorder to operate normal_y.
Make the background brigrhtto reduce the contrast or
use the BLC function while you are recording brighter.
The image th the
viewf_nder is blurred.
The Viewffoder lens has not been adjusted.
Ad ust the viewfthder control lever until the indicators
d spayed on the v ewffoder come nto sharp focus.
Auto focus does not
work.
Check the M.FOCUS menu.
Auto focus does not work in the Manuat Focus mode.
Play, FF or REW
button does not work.
Check_,e POWERswitch.Setthe powers_v;tch
fo PLAYER.
Ycu havereachedthe beginningor end of the cassette.
When you see a
broken block ima
a¢4_
e
during the RECO'_D
SEARCH.
This is normal operation and it is not a failure or
defect.
Clean the head with a cleanthg tape.
authorized
service center.
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Specifications
Video signal
Video recording system
Audio recordingsystem
Usable cassette
Tape speed
Tape recordingtime
FFAEW time
Image device
Lens
Filter diameter
NTSC
2 rotaryheads,Helicalscanningsystem
Rotary heads,PCMsystem
Digitalvideotape (6.35mmwidth):Mini DVcassette
SP: approx.18.81mm/s LP:approx.12.56mrrgs
SP: 60 minutes(when using DVM60), LP:90 minutes(when usingDVM60)
Approx.180 sac.(using DVM60tape)
CCD (ChargeCoupledDevice)
F1.4 10x(Optical),8OOx(Digital)
Electroniczoom lens
037
Size/dot number
LCD monitorMethod
Viewfioder
2.Sthchs(112,000)
TFT LCD
0.24" B/W LCD
Video output
S-video output
Audio o_put
DV inpt_output
USB output
External mic
1Vp-p{75_ terminated)
Y: 1Vpp, 75f_,C: 0.286Vpp, 75f_
*7.5dBs{600_ terminated)
4pthspecial in/outconnector
MthbBtype connector
03.5 stereo
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SOurce
Power sourcetype
Power consumption
(Recording)
Operatingtemperature
Storagetemperature
Externaldimension
Weight
Built4nMIC
Remotecontrol
Power
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DC 8.4V,Lithium Ion Battery Pack7.4V
Lithium Ion Battery Pack,Powersupply ('i00V-240V) 50/60Hz
5.0W(LCB),3.9W(EVF)
0'~40'C (32"F~104'F)
*20% - 60"C (-4"F- 140"F)
Length7inches(156mm),Height3.54inches(90mm),Width 2.48inches(58mm)
1.211bs(500g)
(Except for Lithium Ion Battery Packand tape)
Omni*directionalstereocondensermicrophone
Indoors:greaterthan49ft(15m}(straightline),Outdoors:
greaterthan16.4ft(5m}
{straightline)
These technical specifications and design may be changed without notice.
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INDEX
AAccessories ...............................................................................................
12
Audiodubbing(SCD24only) ......................................................................
61
AUDIO MODE ...........................................................................................
49
Memory Stick(SCD24only) .................................................................
80, 84
MF/AF ........................................................................................................
58
OSD .....................................................................................................
18, 19
Battery Pack ..............................................................................................
24
8LC ............................................................................................................
59
-C
Cassette.....................................................................................................
27
CIeaning.....................................................................................................
93
CLOCK SET ..............................................................................................
37
Connecting.................................................................................................
69
DATE/TIME................................................................................................
51
DC Cable ...................................................................................................
23
Deleting ......................................................................................................
90
DEMONSTRATION...................................................................................
39
DIS ............................................................................................................
45
DSE ............................................................................................................
46
DV .......................................................................................................
75, 76
EASY Mode ...............................................................................................
57
EXPOSURE...............................................................................................
55
PHOTOSEARCH ......................................................................................
63
PROGRAMAE ..........................................................................................
40
Protection...................................................................................................
89
Quick Menu ................................................................................................
53
REC MODE ...............................................................................................
48
REC Search ...............................................................................................
29
REMOCON(SCD24only) ..........................................................................
38
Remotecont_oI(SCD24only) ..............................................................
17,20
SHUTTERSPEED ....................................................................................
Sound .........................................................................................................
34
Speaker ......................................................................................................
34
Still images ................................................................................................
87
TV DISPLAY..............................................................................................
52
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Fade ...........................................................................................................
60
USB ............................................................................................................
77
Formatting..................................................................................................
91
Frameadvance(SCD24only) ....................................................................
71
FunctionsKeys ..........................................................................................
14
View_nder ............................................................................................
30, 32
Hand Strap .................................................................................................
22
WH£ BALANCE ........................................................................................
42
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WIND CUT .................................................................................................
50
IBEE1394...................................................................................................
75
. Zimage quality .............................................................................................
83
ZERO MEMORY(SCD24only) .................................................................
72
LZoom ....................................................................................................
43, 44
LCD ......................................................................................................
30, 31
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Warranty
SAMSUNG
LIMITED WARRANTY
SAMSUNG Electronics America Inc. (SEA), warrants that this product is free from defective material and workmanship.
SEA further warrants that if product fails to operate properlywithin the specified warranty period and the failure is due
to improper workmanship or defective material, SEA will repair or replace the product at it's option.
All warranty repairs must be performedby a SEA authorized service center. The name and address of the location
nearest you can be obtained by calling toll free: 1-800 SAMSUNG (1-800-726-7864).
Labor
90 days carry-in
Parts
1 year
On carry-in models, transportation to and from the service center is the customer's responsibility.
The original dated sales receipt must be retained by the customer and is the only acceptable proof of purchase,
It must be presented to the authorized service center,
EXCLUSIONS (WHAT IS NOT COVERED)
This warranty does not cover damage due to accident, fire, flood and/or other acts of God; misuse, incorrect line
voltage, improper installation, improper or unauthorized repairs, commercial use, or damage that occurs in shipping.
Exterior and interior finish, lamps, and glass are not covered under this warranty.
Customer adjustments which are explained in the instruction manual are not covered under the terms of this warranty.
This warranty will automatically be voided for any unit found with a missing or altered serial number.This warranty is
valid only on products purchased in the United States and Puerto Rico.
Some States do not allow the exclusions or limitations of incidental or consequential damages, or allow limitations on
how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you,
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from State to State,
,&,
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THIS CAMCORDER
IS MANUFACTURED
SERVICE
BY:
DIVISION
400 Valley Road, Suite 201, Mt. Arlington
Tel: 1-800-SAMSUNG
N.J. 07856
(1-800_726-7864)
*Samsung Electronics' Internet Home Page
http://www.samsungusa.com
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