SC-D391
SC-D392
Digital Video Camcorder
user manual
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key features of your miniDV camcorder
FEATURES OF YOUR NEW MINIDV CAMCORDER
Digital Data Transfer Function
with IEEE1394
By incorporating the IEEE 1394
(i.LINK™: i.LINK is a serial data
transfer protocol and interconnectivity
system, used to transmit DV data)
high speed data transport port,
both moving and photo images can
be transferred to a PC, making it
possible to produce or edit various
images.
Photo Recording on a Tape
You can record a photo image on
a tape.
680K pixel CCD
Your camcorder incorporates a 680K
pixel CCD. Photo images can be
recorded to a memory card.
Color TFT LCD
A high-resolution color TFT LCD
gives you clean, sharp images as
well as the ability to review your
recordings immediately.
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1200x Digital Zoom
Allows you to magnify an image up
to 1200 times its original size.
Program AE
The Program AE enables you to alter
the shutter speed and aperture to suit
the type of scene/action to be filmed.
Audio Enhancement
Provides more powerful sound with
the Real Stereo and Audio Effect
features.
High Power Zoom Lens
Power Zoom lens allows users to
magnify the subject clearly up to 34x.
Digital Image Stabilizer (DIS)
The DIS compensates for any hand
shaking, reducing unstable images
particularly at high magnification.
Various Visual Effects
The Visual Effects allow you to give
your films a special look by adding
various special effects.
Back Light Compensation (BLC)
The BLC function compensates for
a bright background behind a subject
you're recording.
safety warnings
What the icons and signs in this user manual mean :
Means that death or serious personal injury is a risk.
WARNING
Means that there is a potential risk for personal injury or material damage.
CAUTION
CAUTION
To reduce the risk of fire, explosion, electric shock, or personal injury when using your miniDV
camcorder, follow these basic safety precautions:
Means hints or referential pages that may be helpful when operating the miniDV camcorder.
These warning signs are here to prevent injury to you and others.
Please follow them explicitly. After reading this section, keep it in a safe place for future reference.
important safety instructions
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO
NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSID
EREFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
This symbol indicates that dangerous voltage consisting a risk of
electric shock is present within this unit.
This symbol indicates that there are important operating and
maintenance instructions in the literature accompanying this unit.
Warning
To Reduce The Risk Of Fire Or Electric Shock, Do Not Expose This Apparatus To Rain Or Moisture.”
Caution
Apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing and no objects filled with liquids, such as vases,
shall be placed on the apparatus. To disconnect the apparatus from the mains, the plug must be pulled out
from the mains socket, therefore the mains plug shall be readily operable.
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important safety instructions
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2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Read these instructions.
Keep these instructions.
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean only with dry cloth.
Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in
accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
8. Do not install near any heat sources such
as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other
apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
9. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized
or grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two
blades with one wider than the other. A grounding
type plug has two blades and a third grounding
prong. The wide blade or the third prong are
provided for your safety. If the provided plug does
not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for
replacement of the obsolete outlet.
10. Protect the power cord from being walked on
or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience
receptacles, and the point where they exit from the
apparatus.
11. Only use attachment/accessories specified by the
manufacturer.
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12. Use only with the cart, stand,
tripod, bracket, or table specified
by the manufacturer, or sold with
the apparatus. When a cart is
used, use caution when moving
the cart/apparatus combination
to avoid injury from tip-over.
13. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or
when unused for long periods of time.
14. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Servicing is required when the apparatus has
been damaged in any way, such as power-supply
cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled
or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the
apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture,
does not operate normally, or has been dropped.
15. Apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or
splashing and no objects filled with liquids, such
as vases, shall be placed on the apparatus.
16. 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 similar 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.
17. POWER SOURCES:
The CAMCORDER should be operated only from
the type of power source indicated on the label.
If you are not sure of the type of power supply at
your home, consult your appliance dealer or local
power company. A CAMCORDER is intended to
be operated from battery power, or other sources,
refer to the operating instructions.
18. GROUNDING OR POLARIZATION:
This CAMCORDER may be equipped with either
a 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 into the
outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug still fails to
fit, contact your electrician to replace your outlet.
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized
plug.
19. 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.
20. OUTDOOR ANTENNA GROUNDING:
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.
ANTENNA
LEAD IN
WIRE
GROUND
CLAMP
ANTENNA
DISCHARGE UNIT
(NEC SECTION 810-20)
ELECTRIC
SERVICE
EQUIPMENT
GROUNDING CONDUCTORS
(NEC SECTION 810-21)
GROUND CLAMPS
POWER SERVICE GROUNDING
ELECTRODE SYSTEM
(NEC ART 250, PART H)
NEC NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
21. LIGHTNING:
For added protection of this CAMCORDER during
a lightning storm or 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 prevent damage to the
CAMCORDER due to lightning and powerline
surges.
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important safety instructions
22. 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 from touching such power lines or
circuits as contact with them might be fatal.
23. OVERLOADING:
Do not overload wall outlets and extension cords
as this can result in a risk of fire or electric shock.
24. 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.
25. 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.
26. DAMAGE REQUIRING SERVICE:
Unplug this CAMCORDER from the wall outlet
and refer servicing to qualified service personnel
under the following conditions:
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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
by following 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.
f. When the CAMCORDER exhibits a distinct
change in performance, this indicates a need for
service.
27. 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.
28. SAFETY CHECK:
Upon completion of any service or repairs to
this CAMCORDER, ask the service technician
to perform safety checks to determine that the
CAMCORDER is in safe operating order.
29. To prevent damage which may result in fire or shock
hazard, do not expose this appliance to rain or moisture.
30. If this power supply is used at 240V ac, a suitable plug
adaptor should be used.
31. This product is covered by one or more of the following U.S.
patents:
5,060,220 5,457,669 5,561,649 5,705,762 5,987,417
6,043,912 6,222,983 6,272,096 6,377,524 6,377,531
6,385,587 6,389,570 6,408,408 6,466,532 6,473,736
6,477,501 6,480,829 6,556,520 6,556,521 6,556,522
6,578,163 6,594,208 6,631,110 6,658,588 6,674,697
6,674,957 6,687,455 6,697,307 6,707,985 6,721,243
6,721,493 6,728,474 6,741,535 6,744,713 6,744,972
6,765,853 6,765,853 6,771,890 6,771,891 6,775,465
6,778,755 6,788,629 6,788,630 6,795,637 6,810,201
6,862,256 6,868,054 6,894,963 6,937,552
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:
Hg LAMP(S) INSIDE THIS PRODUCT CONTAIN MERCURY
AND MUST BE RECYCLED OR DISPOSED OF
ACCORDING TO LOCAL, STATE OR FEDERAL LAWS.
For details see lamprecycle.org, eiae.org, or call
1-800-Samsung (7267864)
CALIFORNIA USA ONLY
This Perchlorate warning applies only to primary CR
(Manganese Dioxide) Lithium coin cells in the product
sold or distributed ONLY in California USA
“ Perchlorate Material - special handling may apply,
See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate.”
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 particular installation. 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.
- Increase the separation between the equipment and
receiver.
- Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different
from that to which the receiver is connected.
- Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for
help and for additional suggestions. The user may find the
following booklet prepared by the Federal Communications
Commission helpful: “How to Identify and Resolve Radio-TV
Interference Problems.” This Booklet is available from the
U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402,
Stock No. 004-000-00345-4.
FCC Warning
The user is cautioned that changes or modifications not
expressly approved by the manufacturer could void the user’s
authority to operate the equipment.
This device complies with Part 15 of FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions;
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
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precautions
Warning!
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This camcorder should always be connected to an AC outlet with a protective grounding connection.
Batteries shall not be exposed to excessive heat such as sunshine, fire or the like.
Caution
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.
Replace only with the same or equivalent type.
If this power supply is used at 240V ac, a suitable plug adaptor should be used.
notes and safety instructions
NOTES REGARDING THE VIDEO HEAD CLEANING
• 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.
ADJUSTING THE LCD SCREEN
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. Open the LCD screen 90 degrees from the camcorder with your finger.
2. Rotate it to the best angle to record or play.
- If you rotate the LCD screen 180 degrees so it is facing forward,
you can close the LCD screen with the display facing out.
- This is convenient during playback operations.
Refer to page 31 to adjust brightness and color of the LCD screen.
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NOTES REGARDING THE LCD SCREEN
• Direct sunlight can damage the LCD screen and the inside of the the Lens. Take pictures of the sun only in low
light conditions, such as at dusk.
• The LCD screen has been manufactured using high precision technology. However, there may be tiny dots (red,
blue or green in color) that appear on the LCD screen. These dots are normal and do not affect the recorded picture in any way.
• Do not pick up the camcorder by holding the LCD screen or battery pack.
SERVICING & REPLACEMENT PARTS
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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.
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.
NOTES REGARDING CAMCORDER
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Do not leave the camcorder exposed to high temperatures (above 60 °C or 140 °F). For example, in a parked car
in the sun or exposed to direct sunlight.
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.
A sudden rise in atmospheric temperature may cause condensation to form inside the camcorder.
- When you move the camcorder from a cold location to a warm location (e.g. from outside to inside during the winter.)
- When you move the camcorder from a cool location to a hot location (e.g. from inside to outside during the summer.)
If the
(DEW) protection feature is activated, leave the camcorder for at least two hours in a dry, warm room with
the cassette compartment opened and the battery pack removed.
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contents
GETTING TO KNOW
YOUR MINIDV CAMCORDER
06
PREPARATION
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INITIAL SETTING :
SYSTEM MENU SETTING
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What is included with your miniDV camcorder
Front & left view
Left side view
Right & top view
Rear & bottom view
Using the remote control (SC-D392 only)
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Using the hand strap & lens cover
Installing the button-type battery
Using the battery pack
Connecting a power source
Basic miniDV camcorder operation
Screen indicators in Camera/Player modes
) button
Using the display (
Using the joystick
Handling quick menus with the joystick
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27
28
Setting the clock (Clock set)
Setting the wireless remote control acceptance (Remote)
(SC-D392 only)
Setting the beep sound (Beep Sound)
Selecting the OSD language (Language)
Viewing the demonstration (Demonstration)
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Setting the guideline (Guideline)
Adjusting the LCD screen (LCD Bright/LCD Color)
Displaying the date/time (Date/Time)
INITIAL SETTING :
DISPLAY MENU SETTING
BASIC RECORDING
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Setting the tv display (TV display)
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Inserting / ejecting a cassette
Various recording techniques
Making your first recording
Recording with ease for beginners (EASY.Q mode)
Zooming in and out
Searching quickly for a desired scene
(Setting the zero memory) (SC-D392 only)
Self record using the remote control (Setting the Self Timer)
(SC-D392 only)
Reviewing and searching a recording
Using the fade on and off
Auto focus / manual focus
Setting the shutter speed & exposure
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ADVANCED RECORDING
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Selecting the record mode & audio mode
(Rec Mode & Audio Mode)
Cutting wind noise (WindCut Plus)
Selecting the real stereo function (Real Stereo)
Setting the program ae (Program AE)
Setting the white balance (White Balance)
Applying visual effects (Visual Effect)
Setting the 16:9 wide mode (16:9 Wide)
Using the tele macro (Macro)
Setting the digital image stabilizer (DIS)
Using back light compensation mode (BLC)
Zooming in and out with digital zoom (Digital Zoom)
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PLAYBACK
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CONNECTION
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Using the color nite (C.Nite)
Using the light (Light) (SC-D392 only)
Recording a photo image on a tape -tape photo recording
Searching for a photo image on a tape (Photo Search)
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Playing back a tape on the LCD screen
Various functions while in Player mode
Audio dubbing (SC-D392 only)
Dubbed audio playback (Audio Select)
Audio effect
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Playing back a tape on a TV screen
Copying a camcorder tape onto a video tape
Using the VOICE+ function
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Transferring ieee1394 (I.Link)-DV standard data connections
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After finishing a recording
Usable cassette tapes
Cleaning and maintaining the camcorder
Using your miniDV camcorder abroad
IEEE 1394 DATA TRANSFER
MAINTENANCE
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TROUBLESHOOTING
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SPECIFICATIONS
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Troubleshooting
Setting menu items
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getting to know your miniDV camcorder
WHAT IS INCLUDED WITH YOUR MINIDV CAMCORDER
Your new Digital Video camcorder comes with the following accessories. If any of these items is missing from your box,
call Samsung’s Customer Care Center at 1-800-SAMSUNG.
✪ The exact appearance of each item may vary by model.
Battery Pack
(IA-BP80WA )
AD43-00186A
AC Power Adapter
(AA-E9 type)
AD44-00116B
Audio/Video Cable
AD39-00001A
User Manual CD
AD46-00230A
Quick Start Guide
AD68-02563A
Button-type Battery for
Remote Control
(Type: CR2025)
(SC-D392 only)
AD43-10130H
Remote Control
(SC-D392 only)
AD59-00085A
Lens Cover
AD97-10686A
Lens Cover Strap
AD72-00049A
Core filter
3301-001502
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The contents may vary depending on the sales region.
Parts and accessories are available at your local Samsung dealer.
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FRONT & LEFT VIEW
OPEN
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2
3
4
Lens
Remote sensor (SC-D392 only)
Light (SC-D392 only)
OPEN switch
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6
7
8
EASY Q button ➥page 35
Display (
) button
TFT LCD screen
Internal microphone
Be careful not to cover the internal microphone and lens during recording.
CAUTION
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LEFT SIDE VIEW
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MENU button
Joystick ( / / / / Select ), (W/T) ➥page 21
Recording start/stop button
Jack cover (AV/DV jack)
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Built-in speaker
Battery pack
Battery release (BATT.) switch
RIGHT & TOP VIEW
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Zoom(W/T) / Volume (VOL) lever
PHOTO button ➥pages 59
Recording start/stop button
POWER switch
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6
7
Jack cover (DC IN jack)
Cassette compartment cover
Hand strap
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getting to know your miniDV camcorder
REAR & BOTTOM VIEW
AV
DV
MODE
POWER
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DC IN
Jacks
SC-D391/D392
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2
3
4
5
6
7
AV jack
MODE button
Mode indicator (Camera (
DC IN Jack
DV (IEEE1394) jack
Charging (CHG) indicator
Tripod receptacle
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AV
) / Player (
) mode)
DV
DC IN
USING THE REMOTE CONTROL (SC-D392 only)
START/
STOP
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
PHOTO button ➥pages 59
START/STOP button
SELF TIMER button ➥page 38
ZERO MEMORY button ➥page 37
PHOTO SEARCH button ➥page 60
A.DUB button ➥page 64
(FF) button
(REW) button
(PLAY) button
DISPLAY
10
(-) /
(+) (Direction) button ➥page 63
11
Display button
12
W/T (Zoom) button
X2 button ➥page 63
DATE/TIME button
(SLOW) button
(PAUSE) button
(STOP) button
F. ADV button ➥page 63
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The buttons on the remote control function the same as those on the miniDV camcorder.
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preparation
This section provides information on using this miniDV camcorder: such as how to use the provided accessories,
how to charge the battery, how to set up the operation and screen indicators in each mode.
USING THE HAND STRAP & LENS COVER
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.
• Put your hand in a position where you can easily operate the Recording start/stop button, PHOTO button,
and the Zoom lever.
Hand Strap
Adjusting the Hand Strap
1. Insert the hand strap into the hand strap hook on
the front side of the camcorder and pull its end
through the hook.
2. Insert your hand into the hand strap and adjust its
length for your convenience.
3. Close the hand strap.
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5
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6
Lens Cover
Attaching the Lens Cover
4. Hook up the lens cover with the lens cover strap
as illustrated.
5. Hook up the lens cover strap to the hand strap, and adjust it following the steps as described for the hand strap.
6. Close the hand strap.
Installing the Lens Cover after Operation
Press buttons on both sides of the lens cover, then attach it to the camcorder lens.
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ATTACHING THE CORE FILTER
To reduce electrical interference, attach the core filter to the AC power
adaptor.
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•
Wind once!
To attach the core filter to power adapter, roll the cable over core
filter once.
Be careful not to damage the cable when attaching the core filter.
AC power adaptor
INSTALLING THE BUTTON-TYPE BATTERY
Button-type battery installation for the remote control
(SC-D392 only)
1. Pull out the button-type battery holder toward the direction of
the arrow.
2. Position the button-type battery in the button-type battery holder,
) terminal face up.
with the positive (
3. Reinsert the button-type battery holder.
Precaution regarding the button-type battery
• There is a danger of explosion if button-type battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or
•
•
equivalent type.
Do not pick up the battery using tweezers or other metal tools. This will cause a short circuit.
Do not recharge, disassemble, heat or immerse the battery in water to avoid the risk of explosion.
WARNING
Keep the button-type Battery out of reach of children. Should a battery be swallowed, seek medical
attention immediately.
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preparation
USING THE BATTERY PACK
• Use the IA-BP80WA battery pack only.
• The battery pack may be charged a little at the time of purchase.
• Be sure to charge the battery pack before you start using your miniDV camcorder.
Inserting / Ejecting the battery pack
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1. Open the LCD screen as shown in the figure.
2. Insert the battery pack into the battery pack slot until it softly clicks.
• Make sure that word mark (SAMSUNG) is facing out while
the camcorder is placed as shown in the figure.
3. Slide the BATT. release switch and pull out the battery pack.
• Gently slide the BATT. release switch in the direction as
shown in the figure.
• Additional battery packs are available at your local Samsung dealer.
• If the miniDV camcorder will not be in use for a while, remove the battery
pack from the miniDV camcorder.
Insert
Eject
Charging the Battery Pack
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BATT.
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Use only Samsung-approved battery packs. Do not use batteries from other manufacturers.
Otherwise, there is a danger of overheating, fire or explosion.
Samsung is not responsible for problems occured due to using unapproved batteries.
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Slide the POWER switch downwards to turn off the power.
Insert the battery pack to the camcorder.
Open the jack cover and connect the AC power adaptor to the DC IN jack.
Connect the AC power adaptor to a wall socket.
Once charged, disconnect the AC power adaptor from the DC IN jack on your
camcorder.
• Even with the power switched off, the battery pack will still discharge
it is left inserted in the camcorder.
It is recommended that you purchase one or more additional battery packs
to allow continuous use of your miniDV camcorder.
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Charging indicator
The color of the LED indicates the power or charging state.
• If the battery pack has been fully charged, the charge indicator
is green.
• If you are charging the battery, the color of the charge indicator
is orange.
• If an error occurs while the battery pack in charging, the charging
indicator blinks orange.
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DC IN
<Charging indicator>
Charging, Recording Times with a fully charged battery pack (with no zoom
operation, LCD open, etc.)
• Measured times shown in the table are based on model
Time
Charging
•
•
SC-D392.
Battery
time
(Times for SC-D391/D392 are almost the same.)
The time is only for reference. Figures shown in the table are
Approx.
IA-BP80WA
1hr 20min
measured under Samsung’s test environment, and may differ
from your actual use.
The recording time shortens dramatically in a cold environment. The continuous recording times
in the operating instructions are measured using a fully charged battery pack at 25 °C (77 °F). As
the environmental temperature and conditions vary, the remaining battery time may differ from the
approximate continuous recording times given in the instructions.
Recording
time
Approx.
1hr 20min
English _15
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The amount of continuous recording time available depends on:
• The type and capacity of the battery pack you are using.
• Ambient temperature.
• How often the zoom function is used.
• Type of use (camcorder/camera/with LCD screen etc.)
• It is recommended that you have several batteries available.
• To check the remaining battery charge, press and hold the Display button. ➥page 20
• The charging time will vary depending on the remaining battery level.
Battery Level Display
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
d. 80~95% used
e. Completely used (Blinking)
(The Camcorder will turn off soon, change the battery as soon as possible.)
(Blinking)
Battery Pack Management
• The battery pack should be recharged in an environment between 0 °C (32 °F) and 40°C (104 °F).
• The life and capacity of the battery pack will be reduced if it is used in temperatures below 0 °C (32 °F) or left in
•
•
•
temperatures above 40 °C (104 °F) for a long period of time, even when it is fully recharged.
Do not put the battery pack near any heat source (i.e. fire or a heater).
Do not disassemble, apply pressure to, 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 overheating or fire.
16_ English
Notes regarding the Battery Pack
• Please refer to the table on page 15 for approximate continuous recording time.
• The recording time is affected by temperature and environmental conditions.
• The recording time shortens dramatically in a cold environment, as the environmental temperature and conditions vary.
• The continuous recording times in the operating instructions are measured using a fully charged battery pack at
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
25 °C (77 °F). The remaining battery time may differ from the approximate continuous recording times given in
the instructions.
When purchasing a new battery pack, we recommend buying the same battery pack that is provided
with this camcorder. The battery pack is available at SAMSUNG retailers.
When the battery reaches the end of its life, please contact your local dealer.
Batteries should be handled as chemical waste.
Make sure that the battery pack is fully charged before starting to record.
A brand new battery pack is not charged. Before using the battery pack, you need to charge it completely.
The battery pack may be prone to leakage when fully discharged.
Fully discharging a battery pack damages the internal cells.
To preserve battery power, keep your camcorder turned off when you are not operating it.
If your camcorder is in Camera mode, and it is left in STBY mode without being operated for more than 5
minutes with a tape inserted, it will automatically turn itself off to protect against unnecessary battery discharge.
Do not drop the Battery Pack. Dropping the battery pack may damage it.
CONNECTING A POWER SOURCE
• There are two types of power source that can be connected to your camcorder.
-
The AC Power Adapter: used for indoor recording.
The Battery Pack: used for outdoor recording.
L
Connect to a household power source to use the camcorder without
having to worry about the battery power. You can keep the battery pack
attached; the battery power will not be consumed.
1. Slide the POWER switch downwards to turn off the power.
2. Open the jack cover and connect the AC power adaptor to the DC IN jack.
3. Connect the AC power adaptor to a wall socket.
• The plug and wall socket type may differ according to your
resident country.
4. Slide the POWER switch downwards to turn on the power and press
) or Player (
).
the MODE button to set Camera (
VO
Using a Household Power Source
1
3
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POWE
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BASIC MINIDV CAMCORDER OPERATION
Turning the miniDV camcorder on and off
You can turn the camcorder on or off by sliding the POWER switch
downward.
• Slide the POWER switch repeatedly to toggle the power on or off.
Mode indicator
AV
DV
Setting the operating modes
• Set the operation mode by adjusting the MODE button and Select
switch before operating any functions.
• Press the MODE button to set Camera(
) or Player(
).
Each press of the MODE button toggles between the Camera (
)
mode
and Player (
) mode.
- Camera mode (
- Player mode (
MODE
POWER
CHG
DC IN
MODE button
POWER switch
): To record movie or photo images on a tape. ➥page 19
): To play movie or photo images on a tape. ➥page 19
• The operating modes are determined by the position of the MODE button and Select switch.
Mode Name
MODE button
18_ English
Camera Mode
tvkl
Player Mode
tvkl
SCREEN INDICATORS IN CAMERA / PLAYER MODES
OSD in Camera Mode
1
2
3
4
5
7
8
0:00:00
SP
STBY
25
6
Art
24
S
60min
9
16Bit
10
23
22
21
20
M
1/60
13 WindCut Plus * ➥page 44
2 Tele Macro * ➥page 53
14 Fade ➥page 40/
3 Tape photo recording ➥page 59 /
11
4
12
5
13
6
14
19
19
18
No Tape !
1 Battery Level ➥page 16
W
7
T
C.Nite 1/30
12:00 AM JAN. 1,2008
15
8
9
17
16
25
16:9 Wide
1/60
21
19
20
19
3
10Sec
10
11
12
14
Self timer * ➥page 38
(SC-D392 only)
Operating Mode
Record Speed Mode ➥page 43
Zero Memory ➥page 37
(SC-D392 only)
Time counter (movie recording time)
Tape Indicator
Remaining Tape
(measured in minutes)
Audio Mode ➥page 43
Light * ➥page 58
(SC-D392 only)
BLC (Back Light Compensation)*
➥page 55
Remote ➥page 24 (SC-D392 only)
15 C.Nite * ➥page 57
16 Real Stereo ➥page 45
17 Zoom Position * ➥page 36
18 Date/Time ➥page 31
19 Manual Focus * ➥page 41
20 Manual Exposure * ➥page 42
21 Shutter Speed * ➥page 42
22 White Balance * ➥page 48
23 Program AE * ➥page 46
24 DIS * ➥page 54
25 Visual Effects Mode * ➥page 50
EASY.Q * ➥page 35
16:9 Wide ➥page 52
OSD in Player Mode
1
1
STOP SP
9
2
0:00:46:06
3
60min
Sound[2]
V
8
16Bit
2
4
5
No Tape !
6
7
7
8
[11]
3
12:00 AM JAN. 1,2008
6
5
4
9
Audio Dubbing ➥page 64
(SC-D392 only)
Audio Effect ➥page 66
DV IN (DV date transfer mode) ➥
page 72
VOICE+ Indicator ➥page 70
Warning Indicator ➥page 77
Message Line ➥page 77
Volume Control * ➥page 61
DEW ➥page 78
Dubbed Audio Playback ➥page
65
•
•
•
•
OSD indicators shown here are
ased on model SC-D392.
The above screen is an example;
it is different from the actual display.
For enhanced performance, the
display indications and the order are
subject to change without prior notice.
Functions marked with * will not be
retained when the miniDV
camcorder is powered on after
turning it off.
English _19
USING THE DISPLAY (
) BUTTON
You can switch between the on-screen information display modes: Press the Display (
) button.
Switching the information display mode
You can switch between the on-screen information display modes:
Press the Display (
) button.
The full and minimum display modes will alternate.
• Full display mode: All information will appear.
• Minimum display mode: Only operating status indicators will appear.
Checking the remaining battery
) button while charging with the power off.
• Press and hold the Display (
•
After a while, the charging status will be displayed on the LCD screen for
7 seconds.
The battery charge status is given as reference and is an estimation.
It may differ depending on the battery capacity and temperature.
20_ English
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MENU
W
MOD
E
R
POWE
T
BATT.
CHG
Battery Info
Battery
Battttery
ery charged
charge
harged
0%
50%
100%
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USING THE JOYSTICK
Used for playback, pausing, fast forwarding, and rewinding. Also used as directional
buttons (up, down, left, right) and to make a selection when selecting movie, photo
images or menus.
1. Move the Joystick (
/
) up or down.
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AV
MENU
E
MOD
W
2. Move the Joystick ( / ) left or right.
• Confirm your selection by pressing Joystick.
For more information on the OSD menus displayed using the Joystick
( / / / ), see page 22.
POWE
R
T
CHG
BAT
STBY SP
10Sec
T.
0:00:00
60min
S
HANDLING QUICK MENUS WITH THE JOYSTICK
16Bit
Using the Joystick, you can easily access frequently used menus without using
the MENU button.
✪ Follow the instructions below to use each of the menu items listed after this page.
For example: setting the Exposure in Camera (
) mode
1. Press the Joystick.
• Quick menu is displayed.
2. Press the Joystick ( / / / ) to control the setting.
• Moving the Joystick up toggles between "Auto Exposure" and "Manual
Exposure".
3. Press the Joystick to confirm your selection.
• Press the Joystick button to exit the quick menu according to the selected
mode.
•
•
There are some functions you cannot activate simultaneously when using
Joystick. You cannot select the menu items grayed out on the screen.
Accessible items in menu and quick menu vary depending on the operation
mode.
STBY SP
10Sec
0:00:05
60min
S
16Bit
Auto Exposur
Exposure
e
STBY SP
10Sec
0:00:10
60min
S
16Bit
Manual Exposur
Exposure
e
19
English _21
HANDLING QUICK MENUS WITH THE JOYSTICK
Quick Menu In Camera /Player modes
Joystick
Status
Input
OK
22_ English
Camera (
) Mode
Player (
Exposure
Focus
Shutter
Fade
STOP
REW
FF
PLAY
STOP
REW
FF
Return / Selection / Exit the menu
PLAY
PAUSE
-
) Mode
PAUSE
FF
STOP STOP
REW
REW
FF
FF
PLAY
PLAY
REW
STOP
REW
FF
PLAY
initial setting : system menu setting
SETTING THE CLOCK (CLOCK SET)
• Clock setup works in Camera / Player modes. ➥page 18
• Set the date and time when using this camcorder for the first time.
1. Press the MODE button to set Camera (
) or Player (
).
2. Press the MENU button.
• The menu list will appear.
3. Move the Joystick ( / ) up or down to select "System", then press the
Joystick or move the Joystick ( )to the right.
4. Move the Joystick ( / ) up or down to select "Clock Set", then press the
Joystick.
• The year will be highlighted first.
5. Move the Joystick ( / ) up or down to set the current year, then press the
Joystick.
• The month will be highlighted.
6. You can set the month, day, hour and minute following the same procedure after
setting the year.
7. Press the Joystick after setting the minutes.
• The message "Complete !" is displayed.
8. To exit, press the MENU button.
•
•
You can set the year up to 2037.
Turning the date and time display on/off
To switch the date and time display on or off, access the menu and change
the date/time display mode. ➥page 31
Display illustrations in this manual
- OSD illustrations of SC-D392 are used in this manual.
- Some of the OSD items shown in this manual may differ slightly from the actual
items on your camcorder.
MODE
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AV
MENU
W
MODE
POWER
T
CHG
BAT
Camera Mode
System
Clock Set
Remote
Beep Sound
Language
Demonstration
Adjust
Sele
lect
Camera Mode
System
Clock Set
Remote
Beep Sound
Language
Demonstration
Move
Sele
lect
JAN
T.
1 2008
12 : 00
AM
Exit
MENU Exi
JAN
1 2008
12 : 00
AM
Complete !
Exit
MENU Exi
English _23
SETTING THE WIRELESS REMOTE CONTROL ACCEPTANCE (REMOTE)
(SC-D392 only)
• The remote function works in Camera / Player modes. ➥page 18
• The remote function allows you to enable or disable the remote control for use with
MODE
the camcorder.
1. Press the MODE button to set Camera (
) or Player (
).
2. Press the MENU button.
• The menu list will appear.
3. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "System", then press the
Joystick or move the Joystick (X)to the right.
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AV
MENU
W
MODE
POWER
T
4. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Remote", then press the
Joystick.
5. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "On" or "Off", then press the
Joystick.
6. To exit, press the MENU button.
If you set the "Remote" to "Off" in the menu and try to use it, the remote
control indicator (
) will blink for 3 seconds on the LCD screen and then
disappear.
CHG
BAT
Camera Mode
System
Clock Set
Remote
Beep Sound
Language
Demonstration
Move
Mov
Move
Mov
24_ English
On
On
English
On
Sele
lect
Camera Mode
System
Clock Set
Remote
Beep Sound
Language
Demonstration
Sele
lect
T.
Exit
MENU Exi
✔
Off
On
Exit
MENU Exi
initial setting : system menu setting
SETTING THE BEEP SOUND (BEEP SOUND)
• The beep sound function works in Camera / Player modes.
➥page 18
• You can turn the beep sound on or off, when on, each press of a button
sounds a beep.
MODE
1. Press the MODE button to set Camera (
) or Player (
).
2. Press the MENU button.
• The menu list will appear.
3. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "System", then press the
Joystick or move the Joystick ( )to the right.
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AV
MENU
W
MODE
POWER
T
CHG
BAT
Camera Mode
System
Clock Set
Remote
Beep Sound
Language
Demonstration
Move
Mov
Sele
lect
T.
On
On
English
On
Exit
MENU Exi
English _25
initial setting : system menu setting
SETTING THE BEEP SOUND (BEEP SOUND)
4. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Beep Sound", then
press
the Joystick.
5. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "On" or "Off", then press
the Joystick.
6. To exit, press the MENU button.
When beep sound is set to off, the power on/off sound is off.
26_ English
Camera Mode
System
Clock Set
Remote
Beep Sound
Language
Demonstration
Move
Mov
Sele
lect
✔
Off
On
Exit
MENU Exi
initial setting : system menu setting
SELECTING THE OSD LANGUAGE (LANGUAGE)
• The Language function works in Camera / Player modes.
•
➥page 18
You can select the desired language to display the menu screen and the messages.
1. Press the MODE button to set Camera (
) or Player (
MODE
).
2. Press the MENU button.
• The menu list will appear.
3. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "System", then press the
Joystick or move the Joystick ( )to the right.
DV
AV
4. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Language", then press the
Joystick.
• The available language options are listed.
• English / Français / Español / Deutsch / Italiano / Português / Polski /
Nederlands / Magyar / Svenska /
/
/
/ Iran / Русский /
Українська /
/ Suomi / Türkçe / Norwegian / Danish / Czech / Slovakia
5. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select the desired OSD language,
then press the Joystick.
• The OSD language is refreshed in the selected language.
6. To exit, press the MENU button.
Language options may be changed without prior notice.
MENU
W
MODE
POWER
T
CHG
BAT
Camera Mode
System
Clock Set
Remote
Beep Sound
Language
Demonstration
Move
Mov
Move
Mov
On
On
English
On
Sele
lect
Camera Mode
System
Clock Set
Remote
Beep Sound
Language
Demonstration
Sele
lect
T.
Exit
MENU Exi
✔
English
Français
Español
Deutsch
Italiano
Português
Exit
MENU Exi
English _27
VIEWING THE DEMONSTRATION (DEMONSTRATION)
• Demonstration automatically shows you the major functions that are included with
•
•
•
your camcorder so that you may use them more easily.
The demonstration function may only be used in the Camera mode without a tape
inserted in the camcorder. ➥page 18
Before you begin: Make sure that there is no tape inserted in the camcorder.
➥page 33
The demonstration operates repeatedly until the demonstration mode is switched off.
1. Press the MODE button to set Camera (
).
2. Press the MENU button.
• The menu list will appear.
3. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "System", then press the
Joystick or move the Joystick ( )to the right.
4. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Demonstration", then press
the Joystick.
5. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "On", then press the Joystick.
6. Press the MENU button.
• The demonstration will begin.
7. To quit the demonstration, press the MENU button.
•
•
•
The demonstration function is automatically activated when the camcorder
is left idle for more than 10 minutes after switching to the Camera mode
(if no tape is inserted in the camcorder).
If you press other buttons (MENU, Joystick, EASY.Q...) during the
demonstration mode, the demonstration stops temporarily and resumes
10 minutes later if you do not operate any other functions.
The demonstration mode displays in 4:3 aspect ratio on the LCD screen.
28_ English
MODE
Camera Mode
System
Clock Set
Remote
Beep Sound
Language
Demonstration
Move
Mov
e
On
On
English
On
Sele
lec
ct
Camera Mode
System
Clock Set
Remote
Beep Sound
Language
Demonstration
Move
Mov
Exitt
MENU Exi
✔
Off
On
Sele
lect
SAMSUNG Camcorder is...
34x Optical Zoom
1200x Digital Zoom
Multi-Visual Effect
Demonstration
Exit
MENU Exi
initial setting : display menu setting
SETTING THE GUIDELINE (GUIDELINE)
• Adjusting the LCD screen works in Camera modes. ➥page 18
• Guideline displays a certain pattern on the LCD screen so that you can easily set
•
the image composition when recording movie or photo images.
The miniDV camcorder provides 3 types of guidelines.
1. Press the MODE button to set Camera (
2. Press the MENU button.
• The menu list will appear.
MODE
).
3. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Display", then press the
Joystick or move the Joystick ( )to the right.
4. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Guideline", then press the
Joystick.
Settings
Off
Cross
Grid
Safety
Zone
Contents
Disables the function.
On-screen
display
None
Enables you to center the subject for proper recording.
Enables you to place the subject in the center square fo r proper
positioning.
Enables you to place the subject within a safety zone which prevents
it being cut when editing in 4:3 mode for left and right and 2.35:1 for
top and bottom.
7. To exit, press the MENU button.
•
•
Positioning the subject at the cross point of the guideline makes a balanced composition.
Guidelines are not recorded on the images.
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5. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select the guideline display type,
then press the Joystick.
MENU
W
MODE
POWER
T
CHG
BAT
T.
Camera Mode
Display
Guideline
LCD Bright
LCD Color
Date/Time
TV Display
Move
Mov
Off
Off
On
Sele
lect
Exit
MENU Exi
Camera Mode
Display
Guideline
LCD Bright
LCD Color
Date/Time
TV Display
Move
Mov
Sele
lect
✔
Off
Cross
Grid
Safety Zone
Exit
MENU Exi
English _29
ADJUSTING THE LCD SCREEN (LCD BRIGHT/LCD COLOR)
• Adjusting the LCD screen works in Camera / Player modes. ➥page 18
• Your camcorder is equipped with a 2.7 inch wide color Liquid Crystal Display (LCD)
•
MODE
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:
- "LCD Bright"
- "LCD Color"
1. Press the MODE button to set Camera (
) or Player (
).
2. Press the MENU button.
• The menu list will appear.
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AV
MENU
W
MODE
POWER
T
CHG
BAT
3. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Display", then press the
Joystick or move the Joystick ( )to the right.
4. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "LCD Bright" or "LCD Color",
then press the Joystick.
5. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to adjust the value of the selected item,
"LCD Bright" or "LCD Color", then press the Joystick.
• You can set values for "LCD Bright" and "LCD Color" between "0" and "35".
6. To exit, press the MENU button.
• Adjusting the LCD screen does not affect the brightness and color of the
image to be recorded.
Camera Mode
Display
Guideline
LCD Bright
LCD Color
Date/Time
TV Display
Adjust
Sele
lect
[18]
Exit
MENU Exi
Camera Mode
Display
Guideline
LCD Bright
LCD Color
Date/Time
TV Display
Adjust
30_ English
T.
Sele
lect
[18]
Exit
MENU Exi
initial setting:display menu setting
DISPLAYING THE DATE / TIME (DATE / TIME)
• The date/time function works in Camera / Player modes. ➥page 18
• The date and time are automatically recorded on a special data area of the tape.
1. Press the MODE button to set Camera (
) or Player (
MODE
).
2. Press the MENU button.
• The menu list will appear.
3. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Display", then press the
Joystick or move the Joystick ( )to the right.
4. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Date/Time", then press
the Joystick.
5. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select the date/time display type,
then press the Joystick.
• Date/Time display types: "Off", "Date", "Time", "Date&Time".
6. To exit, press the MENU button.
•
•
•
On charging the built-in rechargeable battery
Your camcorder has a built-in rechargeable battery to retain the date, time,
and other settings even when the power is off. The built-in rechargeable
battery is always charged while your camcorder is connected to the wall
outlet via the AC power adaptor or while the battery pack is attached.
The rechargeable battery will be fully discharged in about 3 months if you do
not use your camcorder at all. Use your camcorder after charging the built-in
rechargeable battery. If the built-in rechargeable battery is not charged,
any data that you have input will not be backed up and the date/time appears on
the screen as "12:00 AM JAN. 1.2008" (when "Date/Time" display is set to "On").
The date/time will read "12:00 AM JAN. 1.2008" in the following conditions:
- When the built-in rechargeable battery becomes weak or dead.
- If the movie or photo recording was made before setting the date/time in the
miniDV camcorder.
The DATE/TIME button exists on the remote control as well. (SC-D392 only)
Press it once to display the date "JAN. 1.2008", press it twice to display the time and
press it again to display both time and date on the screen.
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MENU
W
MODE
POWER
T
CHG
BAT
T.
Camera Mode
Display
Guideline
LCD Bright
LCD Color
Date/Time
TV Display
Move
Mov
Off
Off
On
Sele
lect
Exit
MENU Exi
Camera Mode
Display
Guideline
LCD Bright
LCD Color
Date/Time
TV Display
Move
Mov
Sele
lect
✔
Off
Date
Time
Date&Time
Exit
MENU Exi
English _31
SETTING THE TV DISPLAY (TV DISPLAY)
• The TV Display function works in Camera / Player modes.
•
➥page 18
You can select the output path of the OSD (On Screen Display).
- "Off": The OSD appears on the LCD screen only.
- "On": The OSD appears on the LCD screen and TV.
(Connecting to a TV ➥pages 69~70)
- Use the Display(
) button to turn the OSD on/off on the LCD screen
and TV. ➥page 20
1. Press the MODE button to set Camera (
) or Player (
MODE
).
2. Press the MENU button.
• The menu list will appear.
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MENU
W
MODE
POWER
T
CHG
BAT
T.
3. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Display", then press the
Joystick or move the Joystick ( ) to the right.
4. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "TV Display", then press the
Joystick.
5. To activate TV Display function, move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select
"On" or "Off", then press the Joystick.
Camera Mode
Display
Guideline
LCD Bright
LCD Color
Date/Time
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INSERTING / EJECTING A CASSETTE
• When inserting a tape or closing the cassette compartment,
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do not apply excessive force, as it may cause a malfunction.
Do not use any tape other than DV cassettes.
OPEN
1. Connect a power source and slide the OPEN switch.
• The cassette compartment cover opens automatically.
2. Inserting a Cassette: Insert a tape into the cassette
compartment with the tape window facing outward and the
protection tab toward the top.
Ejecting a Cassette: Remove the cassette tape, which is
automatically ejected by pulling the cassette out.
3. Press the area marked PUSH on the cassette compartment
cover until it clicks into place.
• The cassette is loaded automatically.
4. Close the cassette compartment cover.
VARIOUS RECORDING TECHNIQUES
In some situations different recording techniques may be required.
1. General recording.
2. Downward recording.
• Making a recording with a top view of the LCD screen.
3. Upward recording.
• Making a recording viewing the LCD screen from below.
4. Self recording.
• Making a recording viewing the LCD screen from the front.
Please rotate the LCD screen carefully as excessive rotation
may cause damage to the inside of the hinge that connects
the LCD screen to the camcorder.
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MAKING YOUR FIRST RECORDING
1. Connect a power source to the camcorder. ➥page 17
(A battery pack or a AC power adapter) ➥pages 14,17
• Insert a cassette. ➥page 33
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2. Remove the lens cover.
OPEN
3. Slide the POWER switch downwards to turn on the power.
• Open the LCD screen.
• Press the MODE button to set Camera ( ).
- Make sure that STBY is displayed.
• If the write protection tab of the cassette is open
(set to save), STOP and "Protection!" will be displayed.
Release the write protection tab to record.
• Make sure the image you want to record appears on the
LCD screen.
• Make sure the battery level indicates that there is enough
remaining power for your expected recording time.
• You can select a record mode of your choice. ➥page 43
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4. To start recording, press the Recording start/stop button.
• "REC●" is displayed on the LCD screen.
To stop recording, press the Recording start/stop button
again.
• "STBY" is displayed on the LCD screen.
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The miniDV camcorder provides two Recording start/stop buttons. One is on the rear side of the
camcorder and the other one is on the LCD panel. Select the Recording start/stop button according to
the use.
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RECORDING WITH EASE FOR BEGINNERS (EASY Q MODE)
• The EASY Q function works only in Camera mode. ➥page 18
• With the EASY Q function, most of the miniDV camcorder settings are automatically
adjusted, which frees you from making detailed adjustments.
1. Press the MODE button to set Camera (
).
2. Press the EASY Q button.
• When you press the EASY Q button, most functions turn off and the following
functions are set to "Auto" (DIS, Focus, White Balance, Exposure, Program AE,
Shutter)
• The EASY Q and DIS( ) indicators appear on the screen at the same time.
MODE
3 Press the Recording start/stop button to start recording.
• Recording will begin using the basic automatic settings.
To cancel the EASY Q mode
Press the EASY Q button again.
• The EASY Q and DIS( ) indicators disappear from the screen.
• Almost all the settings will return to the settings that were set prior to activating
EASY Q mode.
• You cannot cancel the EASY.Q mode during recording.
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Menu button unavailable during EASY.Q operation
The MENU button is not available because the items are automatically set.
The "Release the Easy.Q!" messages may appear if unavailable operations
are attempted.
- MENU button
Taking a photo image using the PHOTO button while EASY.Q is set releases
the DIS function.
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ZOOMING IN AND OUT
• The zoom function works in Camera modes. ➥page 18
• Use the zoom function for close-up or wide-angle recording.
• This miniDV camcorder allows you to record using optical 34x power zoom
and 1200x digital zoom.
To zoom in
Slide the Zoom lever towards T (telephoto).
(Or move the Joystick down ( T ) on the LCD panel.)
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To zoom out
Slide the Zoom lever towards W (wide-angle).
(Or move up the Joystick ( W ) on the LCD panel.)
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The farther you slide the Zoom lever, the quicker the zoom action.
Be sure to keep your finger on the Zoom lever. If you move your finger off the Zoom lever, the operation
sound of the Zoom lever may be also recorded.
Focusing may become unstable during zooming. In this case, set the zoom before recording and lock the
focus by using the manual focus, then zoom in or out during recording. ➥page 41
The minimum possible distance between camcorder and subject while maintaining sharp focus is about
1 cm (about 0.39 inch) for wide angle and 50 cm (about 19.68 inch) for telephoto.
Optical zoom preserves the movie quality, but during digital zoom the quality of image may suffer.
When you zoom into a subject close to the lens, the miniDV camcorder may automatically zoom out
depending on the distance to the subject. In this case, set "Macro" to "On." ➥page 53
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SEARCHING QUICKLY FOR A DESIRED SCENE (SETTING THE ZERO MEMORY)
(SC-D392 only)
• The zero memory function works in both Camera and Player modes. ➥page 18
• You can mark a point on a tape that you want to return to following playback.
2. Press the MODE button to set Camera (
) or Player (
).
MODE
3. Press the ZERO MEMORY button on the remote control before recording or
during playback at the point where you wish to return.
• The time code is changed to a tape counter that is set to zero memory with
the zero memory ( 0:00:00 ) indicator displayed.
• If you want to cancel the zero memory function, press the ZERO MEMORY
button again.
4. Finding the zero position.
• When you have finished playback, fast forward or rewind the tape in stop mode.
The tape stops automatically when it reaches the zero position.
• When you have finished recording, press the MODE button to set Player ( )
and press the
(REW) button.
The tape stops automatically when it reaches the zero position.
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STOP
DISPLAY
5. The tape counter with the zero memory ( ) indicator disappears from the
display and the tape counter is changed to the time code.
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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.
The zero memory function is available only when using the remote control.
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SELF RECORD USING THE REMOTE CONTROL (SETTING THE SELF TIMER)
(SC-D392 only)
• The SELF TIMER function works only in Camera mode. ➥page 18
• When you use the SELF TIMER function on the remote control, the recording begins automatically in 10 seconds.
1. Press the MODE button to set Camera (
).
MODE
2. Press the SELF TIMER button.
• The ( ) indicator is displayed.
3. To record movie images, press the Recording start/stop button.
• Self timer starts counting down from 10. At this moment, recording indicator
blinks with a beep sound.
• At the last second of the countdown, recording starts automatically.
• If you want to cancel the self timer function before recording, press the
SELF TIMER button again.
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Do not obstruct the remote control sensor by putting obstacles between
the remote control and miniDV camcorder.
The remote control maximum range is 4 to 5m (13 to17 ft).
The effective remote control angle is up to 30 degrees left /right from the
center line.
Using a tripod (not supplied) is recommended during self record.
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REVIEWING AND SEARCHING A RECORDING
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The Rec Search function works only in Camera mode. ➥page 18
Used to review previously recorded images or to find a point to record a new image in the STBY mode.
Record Search (Joystick)
1. Press the MODE button to set Camera (
).
2. To start recording, press the Recording start/stop button.
3. Set to STBY mode by pressing Recording start/stop button again.
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4. To perform the backward search:
• Move the Joystick ( ) to the left.
- While you press and hold the Joystick ( ), the selected images will be played
in reverse order. Press and release the Joystick ( ) to play the images in
reverse order for 3 seconds before resetting the play order to normal.
To perform the normal search:
Move the Joystick ( ) to the right.
- While you press and hold the Joystick ( ), the selected images will be
played in normal order. To resume recording when your record search
is done, press the Recording start/stop button.
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Mosaic shaped distortion may appear on the screen while in Record Search mode.
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USING THE FADE ON AND OFF
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The Fade function works only in Camera mode. ➥page 18
You can give your recording a professional look by using special effects such as fade in at the beginning of a
sequence or fade out at the end of a sequence.
To Start Recording
1. Press the MODE button to set Camera (
).
2. Before recording, press the Joystick and then move the Joystick ( )
to the right.
• Move the Joystick ( ) to the right fade function to select "Fade On".
3. Press the Recording start/stop button and at the same time release the
Fade function.
• Recording starts and the picture and sound gradually appear. (Fade In)
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To Stop Recording
4. When you want to stop recording with fade out, press the Joystick,
then move the Joystick ( ) to the right.
• Move the Joystick ( ) to the right fade function to select "Fade On".
5. Press the Recording start/stop button to stop recording.
• The picture and sound gradually disappear. (Fade Out)
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AUTO FOCUS / MANUAL FOCUS
• The Auto Focus/Manual Focus function works in Camera modes. ➥page 18
• In most situations, it is better to use the automatic focus feature, as it enables you to concentrate on the creative
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side of your recording.
Manual focusing may be necessary under certain conditions that make automatic focusing difficult or unreliable.
Adjust the Auto Focus / Manual Focus functions only by using the Joystick.
Auto Focus
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If you are inexperienced in the use of camcorders, we recommend that
you make use of auto focus.
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In the following situations, you may obtain better results by adjusting the
focus manually.
A picture containing several objects, some close to the camcorder, others
further away.
A person enveloped in fog or surrounded by snow.
Very shiny or glossy surfaces like a car.
People or objects moving constantly or quickly like an athlete or a crowd.
Setting the Focus
1. Press the MODE button to set Camera (
).
2. Press the Joystick.
• Quick menu will appear.
3. Move the Joystick down (▼) to select the "Manual Focus" mode.
• You can toggle between "Auto Focus" and "Manual Focus" by moving down
the Joystick (▼).
• Move the Joystick ( / ) left or right to select the desired manual focus value,
then press the Joystick.
4. To exit, press the Joystick.
) and the status bar will be displayed on the LCD screen.
• Manual focus indicator (
Manual focus is not available in the EASY.Q mode.
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SETTING THE SHUTTER SPEED & EXPOSURE
• The Shutter Speed function works only in Camera mode. ➥page 18
• The Exposure function works in Camera modes. ➥page 18
• The Shutter Speed and Exposure functions can only be adjusted by using the Joystick.
1. Press the MODE button to set Camera (
2. Press the Joystick.
• Quick menu will appear.
).
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Setting the Shutter Speed
3. Move the Joystick ( ) to the left to select "Auto Shutter (
)" mode.
• In Auto mode, move up the Joystick (▲) to switch the mode to manual.
• You can also toggle between Auto Shutter and Manual Shutter by moving up the Joystick (▲).
4. Move the Joystick ( / ) left or right to select the desired shutter speed value,
then press the Joystick.
• Shutter speed can be set to "1/60", "1/100", "1/250", "1/500", "1/1000", "1/2000",
"1/4000" or "1/10000" of a second.
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Outdoor sports such as golf or tennis: "1/2000" or "1/4000"
Moving cars or trains or other rapidly moving vehicles such as roller coasters: "1/1000", "1/500"
or "1/250"
Indoor sports such as basketball: "1/100"
Setting the Exposure
3. Move up the Joystick (▲) to select "Auto Exposure (
)" mode.
• In Auto mode, move up the Joystick (▲) to switch the mode to manual.
• You can also toggle between Auto Exposure and Manual Exposure by moving up the
Joystick (▲).
4. Move the Joystick ( / ) left or right to select the desired exposure value, then press the Joystick.
• Exposure value can be set between "00" to "29".
5. To exit, press the Joystick.
• Selected settings are displayed.
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When shooting using reverse lighting or when the background is too bright.
When shooting on a reflective natural background such as at the beach or when skiing.
When the background is overly dark or the subject is bright.
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If you manually change the shutter speed and the exposure value when program AE option is selected, manual changes
are applied first.
The image may not seem as smooth when a high shutter speed is set.
The camcorder returns to the auto shutter and auto exposure settings when you change to the EASY.Q mode.
When recording with a shutter speed of 1/1000 or higher, make sure the sun is not shining into the lens.
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SELECTING THE RECORD MODE & AUDIO MODE (Rec Mode & Audio Mode)
• The Record mode function works in both Camera and Player modes. ➥page 18
• This camcorder records and plays back in SP (standard play) mode and in LP (long play) mode.
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MODE
- "SP" : This mode allows 60 minutes of recording time with a DVM60 tape.
- "LP" : This mode allows 90 minutes of recording time with a DVM60 tape.
The Audio mode function works in both Camera and Player modes. ➥page 18
This camcorder records sound in two ways. (12Bit,16Bit)
- "12Bit" : You can 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 soundtrack using 16Bit recording
mode. Audio dubbing is not possible when using this mode.
) or Player (
).
1. Press the MODE button to set Camera (
2. Press the MENU button.
• The menu list will appear
3. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Record", then press the Joystick
or move the Joystick (X) to the right.
4. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Rec Mode"or "Audio Mode", then
press the Joystick.
5. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select the desired record mode or audio mode,
then press the Joystick.
• Rec mode can be set to "SP" or "LP".
• Audio mode can be set to "12Bit" or "16Bit".
6. To exit, press the MENU button.
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The selected indicator is displayed.
When "12Bit" is selected, no indicator is displayed.
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We recommend that you use this camcorder to play back any tapes recorded on
this camcorder. 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 if there is a gap
between scenes.
Record using SP mode for best picture and sound quality.
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To edit audio on your camcorder, you must set 12Bit for the Audio mode and SP for the Rec mode.
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CUTTING WIND NOISE (WINDCUT PLUS)
• The windcut plus function works in both Camera and Player (Audio dubbing)
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modes. ➥page 18
Use the windcut plus when recording in windy places such as the beach or near
buildings.
The windcut plus function minimizes wind or other noises while recording.
- When the windcut plus is on, some low pitched tones are eliminated along with
the sound of the wind.
MODE
1. Press the MODE button to set Camera (
) or Player (
).
2. Press the MENU button.
• The menu list will appear
3. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Record", then press the
Joystick or move the Joystick (X) to the right.
4. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "WindCut Plus", then press
the Joystick.
5. To activate the windcut plus function, move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down
to select the windcut plus type, then press the Joystick.
• "Off": Disables the function
• "Auto": Minimizes the wind noise while preserving voices.
• "On": Removes the low pitched wind noise.
6. To exit, press the MENU button.
• WindCut Plus ( "On" ( ) or "Auto" ( )) indicator is displayed.
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Make sure windcut plus is set to off when you want the microphone to be
as sensitive as possible.
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SELECTING THE REAL STEREO FUNCTION (REAL STEREO)
• The Real Stereo function works only in Camera mode. ➥page 18
• Real stereo enhances the left and right input signals when using the internal
MODE
microphone.
1. Press the MODE button to set Camera (
).
2. Press the MENU button.
• The menu list will appear
3. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Record", then press the
Joystick or move the Joystick (X) to the right.
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4. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Real Stereo", then press the
Joystick.
5. To activate the Real Stereo function, move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to
select "On", then press the Joystick.
• If you do not want to use the Real Stereo function, set the "Real Stereo"
menu to "Off".
6. To exit, press the MENU button.
• Real Stereo ( ) indicator is displayed.
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SETTING THE PROGRAM AE (PROGRAM AE)
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The Program AE function works only in Camera mode. ➥page 18
The Program AE mode allows you to adjust shutter speeds and apertures to suit
different recording conditions.
They give you creative control over the depth of field.
1. Press the MODE button to set Camera (
MODE
).
2. Press the MENU button.
• The menu list will appear
3. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Camera", then press the
Joystick or move the Joystick ( ) to the right.
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4. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Program AE", then press
the Joystick.
• The available options are listed.
5. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select the desired program AE option,
then press the Joystick.
6. To exit, press the MENU button.
• The indicator of the selected mode is displayed.
• When the "Auto" mode is selected, no indicator is displayed.
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Spotight
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SETTING THE PROGRAM AE (PROGRAM AE)
Settings
Auto
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Sports
Portrait
Spotlight
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High
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On-screen
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Auto balance between the subject and the background.
To be used in normal conditions.
The shutter speed is automatically adjusted from 1/60 to 1/250 per second,
depending on the scene.
Reduces blurring when recording rapidly moving subjects such as in golf or tennis
games. If the Sports mode is used under a fluorescent light, the image may flicker.
In this case, use the Auto mode for recording.
Creates a shallow depth of field so that the person or subject appears against a
softened background.
The portrait mode is most effective when used outdoors.
The shutter speed is automatically adjusted from 1/60 to 1/1000 per second.
Prevents overexposure of subject’s face, etc. when strong light strikes the subject,
as in a wedding or on stage.
Prevents underexposure of subject’s face, etc. in a place where reflection of light is
intense, such as at the beach in midsummer or on a ski slope.
For recording fast-moving subjects such as players in golf or tennis games.
The Program AE function will not operate in EASY.Q mode.
The Program AE cannot be set when the Shutter Speed or the Exposure is set to manual.
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SETTING THE WHITE BALANCE (WHITE BALANCE)
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The White Balance function works in Camera modes. ➥page 18
The White Balance is a recording function that preserves the unique image color
of the object in any recording condition.
You may select the appropriate White Balance mode to obtain good quality image
color.
1. Press the MODE button to set Camera (
MODE
).
2. Press the MENU button.
• The menu list will appear
3. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Camera", then press the
Joystick or move the Joystick ( ) to the right.
4. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "White Balance", then press
the Joystick.
• The available options are listed.
5. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select the desired white balance mode,
then press the Joystick.
6. To exit, press the MENU button.
• The indicator of the selected mode is displayed.
• When the "Auto" mode is selected, no indicator is displayed.
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Cloudy
Fluorescent
Tungsten
Custom WB
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Auto
Daylight
Cloudy
Fluorescent
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This option is generally used to control the white balance automatically.
This controls the white balance according to the outdoor ambience, especially for
close up and when the subject is of one dominant color.
This option should be used when making a recording in cloudy weather.
This option should be used when making a recording under white fluorescent lights.
Tungsten
This option is for when there is less than 3200K of tungsten light being used.
Custom WB
You can manually adjust white balance to match the light source or situation
Setting the white balance manually :
1. Select "Custom WB".
• The indicator ( ) and the message "Set white balance" are displayed.
2. Frame a white object such as a piece of paper so that it fills the screen.
Use an object that is not transparent.
• If the object that fills the screen is not focused, correct the focus using
"Manual Focus" ➥page 41
3. Press the Joystick.
• The white balance setting will be applied and indicator ( ) is displayed.
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The White Balance function will not operate in EASY.Q mode.
It is recommended that you set "Digital Zoom" to "Off" before setting
white balance. ➥page 56.
Reset the white balance if lighting conditions change.
During normal outdoor recording, setting to Auto may provide better results.
Pressing the MENU button while setting the Custom WB will cancel the
Custom WB setting and sets the White Balance to "Auto".
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APPLYING VISUAL EFFECTS (VISUAL EFFECT)
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The visual effect function works only in Camera mode. ➥page 18
The visual effects enable you to give a creative look to your recording.
Select the appropriate visual effect for the type of picture that you wish to record
and the effect you wish to create. There are 10 visual effect modes.
1. Press the MODE button to set Camera (
MODE
).
2. Press the MENU button.
• The menu list will appear.
3. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Camera", then press the
Joystick or move the Joystick ( ) to the right.
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MENU
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4. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Visual Effect", then press
the Joystick.
• The available options are listed.
MODE
POWER
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Camera Mode
Camera
Camer
Program AE
White Balance
Visual Effect
16:9 Wide
Macro
DIS
5. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select the desired visual effect option,
then press the Joystick.
• The display mode is set to the selected mode.
6. To exit, press the MENU button.
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Artt
Ar
✔
T.
Off
Art
Mosaic
Sepia
Negative
Mirror
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Settings
Off
Disables the function.
Art
This mode gives the images a coarse effect.
Mosaic
This mode gives the images a mosaic effect.
Sepia
This mode gives the images a reddish-brown pigment.
Negative
This mode reverses the colors, creating a negative image.
Mirror
This mode cuts the picture in half, using a mirror effect.
BLK&WHT
This mode changes the images to black and white.
Emboss1
This mode creates a 3D effect (embossing).
Emboss2
This mode creates a 3D effect (embossing) on surrounding
area of an image.
Pastel1
This mode applies a pale pastel drawing effect to an image.
Pastel2
This mode applies a pale pastel drawing effect to the
surrounding area of an image.
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"Mirror" mode is not available in the "16:9 Wide" mode. Release the 16:9 Wide mode first to set Mirror
mode. ➥page 52
Visual Effect modes are not available while EASY.Q is in use.
The "Mosaic”, "Mirror", "Emboss2", "Pastel1" and "Pastel2" modes are not available while DIS or
C.Nite is in use. (Once "DIS" or "C.Nite" is set, "Mosaic", "Mirror", "Emboss2", "Pastel1" or "Pastel2"
mode will be released.)
"Digital Zoom" is not available in the "Mosaic", "Mirror", "Emboss2" , "Pastel1" or "Pastel2" mode.
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SETTING THE 16:9 WIDE MODE (16:9 WIDE)
• The 16:9 wide function works only in Camera mode. ➥page 18
• Recordings in 16:9 wide will play back naturally only when the TV supports the 16:9
•
MODE
aspect ratio.
This product is set to 16:9 wide by the factory default.
1. Press the MODE button to set Camera (
).
2. Press the MENU button.
• The menu list will appear.
Camera Mode
Camera
Camer
Program AE
White Balance
Visual Effect
16:9 Wide
Macro
DIS
3. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Camera", then press the
Joystick or move the Joystick (X) to the right.
4. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "16:9 Wide", then press
the Joystick.
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Move
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6. To exit, press the MENU button.
• 16:9 wide indicator is displayed.
16:9 Wide
Auto
Auto
Off
On
Off
Off
Sele
lect
Camera Mode
Camera
Camer
Program AE
White Balance
Visual Effect
16:9 Wide
Macro
DIS
5. To activate the 16:9 wide function, move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to
select "On", then press the Joystick.
• If you do not want to use the 16:9 wide function, set the "16:9 Wide" menu
to "Off".
Exit
MENU Exi
✔
Off
On
Sele
lect
Exit
MENU Exi
STBY SP
10Sec
0:00:00
60min
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You cannot set the following functions in the 16:9 Wide mode. If you want to
use the following functions, set the "16:9 Wide" menu to "Off" first.
- "Mirror" (Visual Effect)
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USING THE TELE MACRO (MACRO)
• Tele Macro function works in Camera mode. ➥page 18
• Effective focal distance in Tele Macro mode is 50 cm (19.7 inches) to 100 cm
MODE
(39.4 inches).
1. Press the MODE button to set Camera (
).
2. Press the MENU button.
• The menu list will appear.
Camera Mode
Camera
Camer
Program AE
White Balance
Visual Effect
16:9 Wide
Macro
DIS
3. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Camera", then press the
Joystick or move the Joystick (X) to the right.
4. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Macro", then press the
Joystick.
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5. To activate the Macro function, move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select
"On", then press the Joystick.
• If you do not want to use the Macro function, set the "Macro" menu to "Off".
•
•
•
•
•
•
When recording in Tele Macro mode, the focus speed may be slow.
When you operate the zoom function in the Tele Macro mode, the recording
subject may be out of focus.
Use a tripod (not supplied) to prevent hand shake in the Tele Macro mode.
Avoid shadows when recording in the Tele Macro mode.
As the distance to the subject decreases, focusing area narrows.
When you can not achieve proper focus, use the Joystick (W/T) or Zoom lever.
Move
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16:9 Wide
Auto
Auto
Off
On
Off
Off
Sele
lect
Camera Mode
Camera
Camer
Program AE
White Balance
Visual Effect
16:9 Wide
Macro
DIS
6. To exit, press the MENU button.
• Tele Macro ( ) indicator is displayed.
Exit
MENU Exi
✔
Sele
lect
Off
On
Exit
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SETTING THE DIGITAL IMAGE STABILIZER (DIS)
• The DIS function works only in Camera mode. ➥page 18
• DIS (Digital Image Stabilizer) is a function that compensates for any shaking
•
MODE
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
Camera Mode
Camera
Camer
Program AE
White Balance
Visual Effect
16:9 Wide
Macro
DIS
1. Press the MODE button to set Camera (
).
2. Press the MENU button.
• The menu list will appear.
3. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Camera", then press the
Joystick or move the Joystick (X) to the right.
4. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "DIS", then press the Joystick.
5. To activate the DIS function, move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "On",
then press the Joystick.
• If you do not want to use the DIS function, set the "DIS" menu to "Off".
6. To exit, press the MENU button.
• DIS ( ) indicator is displayed.
•
•
•
•
•
EASY.Q mode automatically sets the "DIS" to "On".
You cannot set the following functions in the DIS mode.
: "Mosaic", "Mirror", "Emboss2", "Pastel1", "Pastel2", "C.Nite",
"Digital Zoom"
Setting the DIS function in 16:9 Wide mode may produce lower quality than in
normal mode.
It is recommended that you deactivate the DIS function when using a tripod.
If you use the DIS function, the picture quality may deteriorate.
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Exit
MENU Exi
✔
Off
On
Sele
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Exit
MENU Exi
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Auto
Auto
Off
On
Off
Off
Sele
lect
Camera Mode
Camera
Camer
Program AE
White Balance
Visual Effect
16:9 Wide
Macro
DIS
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USING BACK LIGHT COMPENSATION MODE (BLC)
• BLC works in Camera modes. ➥page 18
• Back lighting exists when the 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 placed
against 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. Press the MODE button to set Camera (
<BLC Off>
Camera Mode
Camera
Camer
Program AE
White Balance
Visual Effect
16:9 Wide
Macro
DIS
).
2. Press the MENU button.
• The menu list will appear.
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3. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Camera", then press
the Joystick or move the Joystick (X) to the right.
5. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "On", then press the
Joystick.
• If you do not want to use the BLC function, set the "BLC" menu to "Off".
This function will be set to "Off" in the EASY Q mode.
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16:9 Wide
Auto
Auto
Off
On
Off
Off
Sele
lect
Camera Mode
Camera
BLC
Digital Zoom
C.Nite
Light
4. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "BLC", then press the
Joystick.
6. To exit, press the MENU button.
• BLC ( ) indicator will be displayed.
<BLC On>
Exit
MENU Exi
✔
Off
On
Sele
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Exit
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ZOOMING IN AND OUT WITH DIGITAL ZOOM (DIGITAL ZOOM)
• Maximum Digital Zoom works only in Camera mode. ➥page 18
• You can select the maximum zoom level in case you want to zoom to a level greater
•
MODE
than 34x (the default setting) during recording. Up to 34x zoom is performed optically,
and after that, up to 1200x zoom is performed digitally.
The picture quality may deteriorate depending on how much you digitally zoom in on
the subject.
Selecting the Digital Zoom
1. Press the MODE button to set Camera (
).
2. Press the MENU button.
• The menu list will appear.
3. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Camera", then press the
Joystick or move the Joystick (X) to the right.
4. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Digital Zoom", then press
the Joystick.
5. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select the desired zoom value "Off",
"100x", "200x", "400x" or "1200x", then press the Joystick.
• "Off" : Optical zoom is only available up to 34x.
6. To exit, press the MENU button.
• Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down, or move the Zoom lever to use the
digital zoom.
• The digital zoom indicator appears.
•
•
•
•
•
Maximum digital zooming may result in lower picture quality.
You cannot set the Digital Zoom mode in the following modes. Please release
these functions first to set the Digital Zoom mode: "EASY.Q", "Mosaic", "Mirror",
"Emboss2", "Pastel1", "Pastel2", "DIS"
The Digital Zoom mode does not work in the following situations:
- Tape Photo Recording (When recording a photo image on a tape)
- While "EASY.Q", "Mosaic", "Mirror", "Emboss2", "Pastel1", "Pastel2" or
"DIS" mode is in use.
When you set the DIS mode while Digital Zoom mode is in use, Digital Zoom mode
will be released.
You cannot set the C.Nite mode while the Digital Zoom mode in use.
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Camera Mode
Camera
Camer
Program AE
White Balance
Visual Effect
16:9 Wide
Macro
DIS
Move
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Auto
Auto
Off
On
Off
Off
Sele
lect
Camera Mode
Camera
BLC
Digital Zoom
C.Nite
Light
Move
Mov
16:9 Wide
Wide
16:9
Exit
MENU Exi
✔
Off
100x
200x
400x
1200x
Sele
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Exit
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USING THE COLOR NITE (C.NITE)
• C.Nite function works only in Camera mode. ➥page 18
• You can take a shot of an object in slow motion by controlling the shutter speed,
or a brighter image in dark places without compromising colors.
1. Press the MODE button to set Camera (
2. Press the MENU button.
• The menu list will appear.
MODE
).
3. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Camera", then press the
Joystick or move the Joystick (X) to the right.
Camera Mode
Camera
Camer
Program AE
White Balance
Visual Effect
16:9 Wide
Macro
DIS
4. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "C.Nite", then press the
Joystick.
5. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select the C.Nite type, then press
the Joystick.
• C.Nite type: "Off", "1/30", "1/15".
6. To exit, press the MENU button
• The indicator of the selected mode is displayed.
• When the "Off" mode is selected, no indicator is displayed.
•
•
•
•
•
When using C.Nite, the image takes on a slow motion like effect.
When using C.Nite, the focus adjusts slowly and white dots may appear
on the screen. This is not a defect.
The C.Nite function does not work in the following situations:
- When DIS or EASY.Q is set.
While using the C.Nite function, you can not use the following functions:
- "Program AE", "Mosaic", "Mirror", "Emboss2", "Pastel1",
"Pastel2", "BLC", "Digital Zoom", "Shutter", "Exposure"
- Tape Photo Recording
If DIS is set, C.Nite mode will be released.
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Mov
Auto
Auto
Off
On
Off
Off
Sele
lect
Camera Mode
Camera
BLC
Digital Zoom
C.Nite
Light
Move
Mov
16:9 Wide
Exit
MENU Exi
✔
Off
1/30
1/15
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USING THE LIGHT (LIGHT) (SC-D392 ONLY)
• The Light function works only in Camera mode. ➥page 18
• The Light function enables you to record a subject in a dark place without
MODE
compromising colors. For example, you can make a satisfactorily recording of an
outdoor gathering at night when you use this function.
1. Press the MODE button to set Camera (
).
2. Press the MENU button.
• The menu list will appear.
3. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Camera", then press the
Joystick or move the Joystick (X) to the right.
Camera Mode
Camera
Camer
Program AE
White Balance
Visual Effect
16:9 Wide
Macro
DIS
4. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Light", then press the Joystick.
5. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "On", then press the Joystick.
• To cancel the Light function, set the "Light" menu to "Off".
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WARNING
•
•
The light can become extremely hot.
Do not touch it while in operation or soon after turning it off, otherwise
serious injury may occur.
Do not place the camcorder into the carrying case immediately after using
the light, since it remains extremely hot for some time.
Do not use near flammable or explosive materials.
Sele
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Move
Mov
Exit
MENU Exi
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Off
On
Sele
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Exit
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The range of the light is limited. (up to 2m (6.6ft))
Auto
Auto
Off
On
Off
Off
Camera Mode
Camera
BLC
Digital Zoom
C.Nite
Light
6. To exit, press the MENU button.
) indicator will be displayed.
• Light (
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RECORDING A PHOTO IMAGE ON A TAPE -TAPE PHOTO RECORDING
• Tape photo recording works only in Camera mode. ➥page 18
• You can record a photo image on a tape. The photo image is recorded and will take
PHOTO
VOL
up a 6~7 second section of tape.
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1. Press the MODE button to set Camera (
).
2. Press the PHOTO button.
• " REC " is displayed on the LCD screen, the photo image is recorded
for about 6~7 seconds.
3. After the photo image has been recorded, the camcorder returns to its previous mode.
•
•
•
•
•
Tape Photo Recording takes about six or seven seconds, and
your camcorder returns to the standby mode. During the seven seconds,
you cannot record another photo image.
During the Tape Photo Recording, do not shake your camcorder.
Mosaic-pattern noise may appear on the image.
During the Tape Photo Recording, you can not set the following functions:
- "Visual Effect", "DIS" , "Digital Zoom", "C.Nite", "16:9 Wide"
(After tape photo recording, most functions return to the previous mode.)
Tape Photo Recording does not work in the following situations:
- While recording movie images
- When "C.Nite" is set.
Press PHOTO button on the remote control. Pressing the PHOTO button
on the remote control records the tape photo image with automatic focusing
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SEARCHING FOR A PHOTO IMAGE ON A TAPE (PHOTO SEARCH)
• The photo search works only in Player mode. ➥page 18
1. Press the MODE button to set Player (
).
2. Press the MENU button.
• The menu list will appear.
3. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Tape", then press the Joystick
or move the Joystick (X) to the right.
4. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Photo Search", then press the
Joystick.
/
will flicker on the LCD screen.
•
5. Move the Joystick (W / X) left or right to search the tape photo image.
• The photo search process appears while you are searching.
• After completing the search, the camcorder displays the tape photo image.
• When there are no photo images recorded on the tape, it will be fully rewound
or forwarded.
6. To stop the photo search, move the Joystick down (▼) or press the MENU button.
Player Mode
Tape
Photo Search
Audio Select
Audio Effect
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Photo searching...
•
The remote control will help you search for a desired photo image.
(SC-D392 only)
- In STOP mode, press the PHOTO SEARCH button on the remote control.
When the indictor blinks
/
on the screen, use the
(rewind) or
(fast forward) button to search for a desired image.
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PLAYING BACK A TAPE ON THE LCD SCREEN
• The playback function and speaker works only in Player mode. ➥page 18
• You can monitor the playback picture on the LCD screen.
MODE
1. Insert the tape you wish to view. ➥page 33
2. Press the MODE button to set Player (
).
3. Open the LCD screen.
• Adjust the angle of the LCD screen and set the brightness or color if necessary.
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4. Press the Joystick, then move the Joystick (W/X) left or right to rewind or forward
the tape to the starting point.
• To stop rewinding or forwarding, move the Joystick down (T).
• The camcorder stops automatically after rewinding or forwarding is completed.
5. Press the Joystick to start playback.
• You can view the picture you recorded on the LCD screen.
• To stop the play operation, move the Joystick down (T).
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Adjusting the LCD Bright / LCD Color during Playback
•
•
You can adjust the LCD bright/LCD color during playback.
The adjustment method is the same procedure as used in Camera mode. ➥page 31
SP
•
•
When you use the LCD screen for playback, you can hear recorded sound from the
built-in speaker.
- Take the following steps to lower the volume or mute the sound while playing a
tape on the camcorder.
When sound is heard once the tape is in play, use the Zoom(VOL) lever to adjust the
volume.
- A volume level display will appear on the LCD screen.
- Levels may be adjusted from anywhere between "00" to "19".
- If you close the LCD screen while playing, you will not hear sound from the speaker.
When the Audio/Video cable is connected to the camcorder, you cannot hear sound
from the built-In speaker and cannot adjust the volume.
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VARIOUS FUNCTIONS WHILE IN PLAYER MODE
• This function works only in Player mode. ➥page 18
• The PLAY, PAUSE, STOP, FF and REW buttons are located on the remote control (SC-D392 only), all of whose
•
•
functions can also be operated with the Joystick (▲/▼/W/X) on the camcorder.
The F.ADV (Frame advance), X2 and SLOW buttons are located on the remote control only.
(SC-D392 only)
To prevent tape and head-drum wear, your camcorder will automatically stop if it is left in pause or slow modes for
more than 3 minutes.
Playback/Pause
• Press the Joystick during playback.
• To resume playback, press the Joystick.
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Picture Search (Forward/Reverse)
• Move the Joystick (W/X) left or right during playback or pause mode.
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To resume normal playback, press the Joystick.
(Press the
(REW) /
(FF) buttons on the remote control.)
Slow Playback (Forward/Reverse) (SC-D392 only)
• Forward Slow Playback
•
- Press the
(SLOW) button on the remote control during playback.
- To resume normal playback, press the X(PLAY) button.
Reverse Slow Playback
- Press the W❙❙ (-) button during forward slow playback.
- To resume forward slow playback, press the ❙❙X(+) button.
- To resume normal playback, press the X(PLAY) button.
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Frame Advance (To play back frame by frame) (SC-D392 only)
• Press the F.ADV button on the remote control while in pause mode.
•
- Video sequence advances frame by frame each time you press the F.ADV button or ❙❙X(+) button.
- The F.ADV function works in pause mode only.
To resume normal playback, press the X(PLAY) button.
- Forward frame advance.
Press the F.ADV button or ❙❙X(+) button on the remote control in pause mode.
- Reverse frame advance
Press the W❙❙ (-) button on the remote control to change the direction in F.ADV
mode.
X2 Playback (Forward/Reverse) (SC-D392 only)
• Forward X2 Playback
•
- Press the X2 button on the remote control during playback.
- To resume normal playback, press the X(PLAY) button.
Reverse X2 Playback
- Press the W❙❙ (-) button during forward X2 playback.
- To resume normal playback, press the X(PLAY) button.
<SC-D392 only>
Reverse Playback (SC-D392 only)
• To play back in reverse at normal speed, press the W❙❙ (-) button on the remote control during normal forward
•
playback.
Press the X(PLAY) button or ❙❙X(+) button to return to normal forward playback.
•
•
•
Mosaic shaped distortion may appear on the screen while in some of the various playback modes.
Mosaic shaped distortion or noise may be experienced when you play back tapes recorded in LP which
contain various playback functions.
Sound will only be heard during normal SP or LP playback.
To activate the remote control, set "Remote" to "On". ➥page 25 (SC-D392 only)
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AUDIO DUBBING (SC-D392 ONLY)
• This feature enables you to dub your voice through the
•
•
•
internal microphone or other
audio equipment connected to the camcorder onto a pre-recorded camcorder tape.
The original sound on the tape will not be erased.
The Audio Dubbing function works only in Player mode. ➥page 18
You can not dub sound on a pre-recorded tape in LP or 16 bit mode.
You can add sound to the original sound on a pre-recorded tape recorded in SP mode
with 12bit sound.
1. Press the MODE button to set Player (
16:9 Wide
0:00:00
STOP SP
10Sec
60min
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M
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).
2. Move the Joystick (W/X) left or right and find the time frame of the scene to be
dubbed.
3. Press the Joystick to playback, and press it again to pause the scene.
• If you want to resume to playback, just press the Joystick again on playback.
4. Press the A.DUB button on the remote control.
• Audio dubbing ( ) indicator is displayed.
• The camcorder is ready for dubbing.
5. Press the X(PLAY) button (on the remote control) or Joystick to start dubbing.
• Press the ■ (STOP) button (on the remote control) or move the Joystick down (▼)
to stop the dubbing.
You can not use the Audio Dubbing function while playing a write protected video tape.
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DUBBED AUDIO PLAYBACK (AUDIO SELECT)
• The dubbed Audio playback function works only in Player mode. ➥page 18
MODE
1. Press the MODE button to set Player (
).
2. Insert the dubbed tape and press the MENU button.
• The menu list will appear.
3. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Tape", then press the Joystick
or move the Joystick (X) to the right.
4. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Audio Select", then press
the Joystick.
5. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select the audio playback channel,
then press the Joystick.
• "Sound[1]" : Plays the original sound.
• "Sound[2]" : Plays the dubbed sound.
• "MIX[1+2]" : Plays back sound 1 and 2 equally mixed.
6. To exit, press the MENU button.
7. Press the Joystick to play back the dubbed tape.
• To stop the dubbed audio playback, move the Joystick down (▼).
Player Mode
Tape
Photo Search
Audio Select
Audio Effect
Move
Mov
Sele
lect
Exit
MENU Exi
Player Mode
Tape
Photo Search
Audio Select
Audio Effect
✔
Move
Mov
Sound[1]
Off
Sele
lect
STBY SP
Sound[1]
Sound[2]
MIX[1+2]
Exit
MENU Exi
0:00:20:23
60min
MIX[1+2]
S
When you play back added sound "Sound[2]" or "MIX[1+2]", you may
experience a loss of sound quality.
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AUDIO EFFECT
• Audio effect function works only in Player mode. ➥page 18
• Audio effect provides various playback effects to audio signals stored on a tape.
1. Press the MODE button to set Player (
).
Player Mode
Tape
Photo Search
Audio Select
Audio Effect
Sound[1]
Off
2. Insert the recorded tape and press the MENU button.
3. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Tape", then press the Joystick
or move the Joystick (X) to the right.
4. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Audio Effect", then press
the Joystick.
5. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select the audio effect channel, then
press the Joystick.
• "Off": Disables the function.
• "Voice": Highlights the human voice.
• "Music": Highlights the sound by enhancing the bass and treble.
• "Wide": Magnifies the stereo effect by enhancing the left and right sounds.
• "Echo": Gives an echo effect.
Move
Mov
Sele
lect
Player Mode
Tape
Photo Search
Audio Select
Audio Effect
Move
Mov
Sele
lect
STOP SP
Exit
MENU Exi
✔
Off
Voice
Music
Wide
Echo
Exit
MENU Exi
0:00:20:23
60min
MIX[1+2]
V
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We recommended connecting to external stereo devices (TV, speakers) for better audio effects.
Audio effect function is not available with DV connection.
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PLAYING BACK A TAPE ON A TV SCREEN
•
•
•
The playback function works only in Player mode. ➥page 18
To play back a tape, the television must be NTSC compatible. ➥page 75
We recommend that you use the AC power adapter as the power source for the camcorder.
Connecting to a TV that has Audio/Video Input Jacks
1. Connect the camcorder to your TV with
the Audio/Video cable.
• The yellow jack: Video
• The white jack: Audio(L)-mono
• The red jack: Audio(R)
• If you connect to a mono TV, connect
the yellow jack (Video) to the video input
of the TV and the white jack (Audio L) to
the audio input of the TV.
2. Press the MODE button to set Player (
3. Turn on the TV and set the TV/VIDEO
selector on the TV to Video.
• Refer to the TV user’s manual.
Camcorder
AV
DV
AV Jack
TV
MODE
POWER
CHG
).
Signal flow
Audio/Video Cable
4. Play the tape. ➥page 68
If you connect the cable to the AV jack, you will not hear sound from the camcorder's speaker.
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Connecting to a TV that has no Audio/Video Input Jacks
• You can connect your camcorder to a TV through a VCR.
1. Connect the camcorder to your VCR with the Audio/Video cable.
• The yellow jack: Video
VCR
• The white jack: Audio(L) - mono
• The red jack: Audio(R)
2. Connect a TV to the VCR.
3. Press the MODE button to set Player (
).
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.
TV
5. Play the tape.
Camcorder
AV
DV
AV Jack
MODE
POWER
CHG
Signal flow
Play back the tape
Antenna
Audio/Video Cable
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Connect a power source.
Insert the tape you wish to play back.
Press the MODE button to set Player (
).
Move the Joystick (W/X) left or right, find the first position you wish to play back.
Press the Joystick.
• 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.
6. To stop the playback, move the Joystick down (▼).
•
•
The playback mode (SP/LP) is selected automatically.
If only a mono audio input is available on the TV set, use the audio cable with the white jack (Audio L).
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COPYING A CAMCORDER TAPE ONTO A VIDEO TAPE
•
•
The copying function works only in Player Mode. ➥ page 18
Connect your camcorder to a VCR using the AV jack to copy the recording from a camcorder tape onto a VCR tape.
1. Insert the tape you want to copy in your camcorder.
2. Press the MODE button to set
).
Player (
Camcorder
VCR
3. Insert a new video tape in your VCR.
4. Connect the camcorder to your VCR with
the Audio/Video cable.
• Connect the Audio/Video cable to the
input jack on your VCR.
• The yellow jack: Video
• The white jack: Audio(L)-mono
• The red jack: Audio(R)
Signal flow
5. Press the Record button on your VCR to
start recording.
Audio/Video Cable
6. Play the tape on your camcorder. Please
refer to page 69 to see how to play a tape.
• if you do not want to copy the screen display, set the "TV Display" to "Off" in the menu. ➥ page 32
AV
DV
AV Jack
MODE
POWER
CHG
When Copying is Complete:
Stop recording on your VCR, then move the Joystick down (▼) on your camcorder.
•
•
If you operate the camcorder while connected to another device, always connect the camcorder to an AC
outlet using the AC power adapter.
You can also copy images to other external storage media (such as a DVD Recorder) using this camcorder.
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USING THE VOICE+ FUNCTION
• The Voice+ function works only in Player mode. ➥ page 18
• When copying (dubbing) a tape recorded on the camcorder to another AV device, you can dub your voice through the
camcorder's internal microphone to the device, instead of the existing audio on the recorded tape.
1. Connect the provided Audio/Video cable
TV
to the AV Jack of the camcorder.
2. Connect the other end of the cable to the
VCR/DVD Recorder/TV by matching the
colors of the terminals.
3. Press the MODE button to set
Player (
).
4. Insert the tape you wish to play back
in this camcorder.
5. Press the Recording start/stop button
VCR
at a desired point during playback.
• Voice+ ( ) indicator is displayed
on the screen and "VOICE+" will
flicker on the screen for a while.
• Sound incoming from the internal
microphone will be transferred to the
connected
AV device, instead of the pre-recorded sound on the tape.
7. To cancel the function, press the Recording start/stop button again.
AV
DV
AV Jack
MODE
POWER
CHG
Audio/Video Cable
SP
0:00:20:23
60min
MIX[1+2]
S
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Voice+ is available only when the Audio/Video cable is connected. If a different cable
(DV cable) is connected, Voice+ function may not operate properly.
If you move the Joystick (S/T/W/X) when you operate Voice+ function, Voice+ function
will be deactivated.
During the Voice+ process, the MENU and PHOTO button functions do not work.
The Voice+ function does not affect the original sound on the recorded tape.
Sound is transferred from the internal microphone on this camcorder to the connected AV
device, when using the Voice+ function. So make sure that this microphone is not blocked.
Adjust the sound volume on the connected external device. (TV, etc.)
Feedback may occur if you move the camcorder too close to the speaker of the external
device.
Before connecting, make sure that the volume on the external device is turned down.
Forgetting this may cause feedback from the external device's speakers.
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Voice+
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IEEE 1394 data transfer
TRANSFERRING IEEE1394 (I.LINK)-DV STANDARD DATA CONNECTIONS
Connecting to a DV Device (DVD Recorder, Camcorder, etc.)
• Connecting to other standard DV products.
-
•
A standard DV connection is quite simple.
If a device has a DV jack, you can transfer data from this camcorder to it by connecting to the DV jack using
the correct DV cable (not supplied).
- This camcorder has a 4-pin jack. To connect to a DV device (such as a DVD camcorder) which has a 6-pin
jack, use a DV 4-pin-to-6pin cable. To connect to another device which has a 4-pin jack, use a DV 4-pin-to4pin cable.
With a digital connection, video and audio signals are transmitted in digital format, allowing high quality images to
be transferred.
Connecting to a PC
• If you want to transmit data to a PC, you must install an IEEE 1394 add-on card into the PC. (not supplied)
• The frame rate for moving images is dependent on the capacity of the PC.
System Requirements
• CPU: faster Intel® Pentium III™ 450MHz compatible.
• Operating system: Windows® 98SE, ME, 2000, XP, VISTA, Mac OS (9.1~10.4)
• Main memory: more than 64 MB RAM
• IEEE1394 add-on card or built in IEEE1394 card
•
•
•
Operation is not guaranteed for all the recommended computer environments mentioned above.
IEEE 1394 is an international standard standardized by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
A DV device that does not comply with the DV standard specification may not supported.
Refer to the product documentation of the device to be connected for further details on notes and
compatible software applications.
Please be careful since there are two types of DV jacks (4pin, 6pin). This camcorder has a 4pin jack.
WARNING
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Recording with a DV Connection Cable
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Camcorder
DV Jack
PC
L
VO
).
1. Press the MODE button to set Player (
2. Connect the DV cable (not supplied) from the
DV jack of the camcorder to the DV jack of the
other DV device.
• Make sure that ( ) is displayed.
3. Press the Recording start/stop button to
begin REC PAUSE mode.
• "PAUSE" is displayed.
4. Start playback on the other DV device while
you monitor the picture.
5. Press the Recording start/stop button to start
recording.
• If you want to pause recording momentarily,
press the Recording start/stop button
again.
6. To stop recording, move the Joystick down (T).
AV
DV
POWE
R
MODE
CHG
IEEE1394 cable
(DV cable)
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.
Do not use another DV device when using IEEE1394.
The IEEE1394 cable (DV cable) is sold separately.
Moving image software is commercially available.
Most DV enabled PCs have a 6 pin jack. In this case, a 6pin/4pin cable is required for the connection.
Most DV enabled notebooks and Laptops have a 4 pin socket. Use a 4pin/4pin cable for the connection.
DIS and C.Nite features are not available when in DV (IEEE1394) mode.
If DV (IEEE1394) mode is set, DIS and C.Nite modes will be released.
Search (Forward/Reverse) (camera mode) is not available when in DV (IEEE1394) mode.
When using this camcorder as a recorder, the pictures that appear on a monitor may seem uneven, however
recorded pictures will not be affected.
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AFTER FINISHING A RECORDING
• At the end of a recording you must remove the power source.
• When recording with a battery pack, leaving the pack on the camcorder can reduce
OPEN
the life span of the battery.
The battery pack should be release after recording is completed.
1. Open the cassette compartment cover while sliding the OPEN switch in the direction
or the arrow.
• Pull the cassette compartment out automatically.
• Please wait while the tape is completely ejected.
2. After removing the tape, close the compartment cover and store the camcorder in a
dust free environment. Dust and other foreign materials can cause square-shaped
noise or jerky images.
3. Turn the miniDV camcorder off.
4. Disconnect the power source or remove the battery pack.
• Open the LCD panel of the camcorder and slide down the BATT. Release switch,
on the left side of the body, to remove the battery with a click.
BATT.
ER
POW
BAT T.
CH
USABLE CASSETTE TAPES
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 safety
tab back so that it covers the hole.
How to store 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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CLEANING AND MAINTAINING THE CAMCORDER
Cleaning the Video Heads
• To ensure normal recording and clear pictures when recording on tape, clean the video heads when the playback
•
pictures display square block-shaped noise or distortion, or a blue screen appears.
This function works only in Player mode. ➥page 18
1. Press the MODE button to set Player (
).
(blue screen)
2. Insert a cleaning tape.
3. Press the Joystick.
4. Move the Joystick down (▼) after 10 seconds.
•
•
•
Check the quality of the picture using a video cassette.
- If the picture quality has not improved, repeat the operation.
Clean the video heads with a dry type cassette cleaner.
Some cleaning cassette products stop automatically. Refer to the cleaning cassette’s instructions for detailed
information. If the problem continues after the cleaning, consult your nearest Samsung dealer or Authorized
Service Center. (blue screen)
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maintenance
USING YOUR MINIDV CAMCORDER ABROAD
• Each country or region has its own electric and color systems.
• Before using your miniDV camcorder abroad, check the following items.
Power sources
The provided AC adaptor features automatic voltage selection in the AC range from 100 V to 240 V.
You can use your camcorder in any countries/regions using the AC power adaptor supplied with your camcorder
within the AC 100 V to 240 V, 50/60 Hz range.
Use a commercially available AC plug adaptor, if necessary, depending on the design of the wall outlet.
On TV color systems
Your camcorder is an NTSC-system-based camcorder.
If you want to view your recordings on a TV or to copy it to an external device, it must be an NTSC-system-based TV
or an external device and have the appropriate Audio/Video jacks. Otherwise, you may need to use a separate video
format transcoder (NTSC-PAL format converter).
NTSC-compatible countries/regions
Bahamas, Canada, Central America, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Philippines, Taiwan, United States of America, etc.
PAL-compatible countries/regions
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, CIS, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany,
Greece, Great Britain, Netherlands, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Malaysia, Mauritius,
Norway,Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Thailand,
Tunisia, etc.
You can make recordings with your miniDV camcorder and view pictures on the LCD screen from anywhere
in the world.
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troubleshooting
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.
Self Diagnosis Display
Display
Tape end!
Tape end!
No Tape!
Protection!
....D
L
C
R
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Blinking
slow
slow
no
slow
slow
Informs that...
The battery pack is almost discharged.
When the remaining time on the tape is about 2 minutes.
The tape reached its end.
There is no tape in camcorder.
The tape is protected from recording.
slow
The camcorder has some mechanical fault.
slow
Moisture condensation has formed in the camcorder.
Action
Change to a charged one.
Prepare a new one.
Change to a new one.
Insert a tape.
If you want to record, release the protection.
1. Eject the tape.
2. Turn the camcorder off.
3. Eject the battery pack.
4. Insert the battery pack.
* If unresolved contact your local Samsung service center.
See page 77
troubleshooting
•
If these instructions do not solve your problem, contact Samsung customer service at 1-800-SAMSUNG.
Symptom
You cannot switch the camcorder on.
Recording start/stop button does not
operate while recording.
The camcorder shuts off automatically.
Charge runs out quickly.
You see a blue screen during playback.
A vertical strip appears on the screen
when recording a dark background.
Auto focus does not work.
FF or REW, Play function
Joystick (W/X) does not work.
You see a mosaic pattern during playback
search.
Explanation/Solution
Check the battery pack or the AC Power adapter.
Press the MODE button to set Camera (
).
You have reached the end of the cassette.
Check the record protection tab on the cassette.
You have left the camcorder set to STBY for more than 5 minutes without using it.
The battery pack is fully exhausted.
The atmospheric temperature is too low.
The battery pack has not been charged fully.
The battery pack is completely dead, and cannot be recharged, Use another battery pack.
The video heads may be dirty.
Clean the heads with a cleaning tape.
The contrast between the subject and the background is too great for the camcorder
to operate normally. Make the background bright to reduce the contrast or use the
BLC function while you are recording in bright surroundings. ➥page 55
Check the Manual Focus menu.
Auto focus does not work in the Manual Focus mode. ➥page41
Press the MODE button to set Player (
).
You have reached the beginning or end of the cassette.
This is normal operation and it is not a failure or defect.
The tape may be damaged. Replace the tape.
Cleaning the video heads ➥page 74
Moisture Condensation
• 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.
(DEW) is displayed.
• If there is moisture inside the camcorder,
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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SETTING MENU ITEMS
Main Menu
Camera
Tape
Record
Display
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Sub Menu
Program AE
White Balance
Visual Effect
16:9 Wide
Macro
DIS
BLC
Digital Zoom
C.Nite
Functions
Selecting the Program AE Function
Setting the White Balance
Setting the Digital special effect
Setting the 16:9 Wide Function
Setting the Macro Function
Selecting the Digital Image Stabilizing
Setting the BLC Function
Selecting the Digital Zoom
Selecting the Color Nite
Selecting the Light
Light c
Photo Search
Audio Select
Audio Effect
Rec Mode
Audio Mode
WindCut Plus
Real Stereo
Searching pictures recorded on a tape
Selecting the Audio playback channel
Selecting the Audio Effect
Selecting the recording speed
Selecting Sound Quality for recording
Minimizing wind noise
Selecting the Real Stereo
Guideline
LCD Bright
LCD Color
Date/Time
TV Display
Setting the Guideline
Setting the Brightness tone of the LCD Screen
Setting the Color tones of the LCD Screen
Setting the Date and Time
Selecting OSD on/off of TV
Available Mode
Player
Camera
Mode
Mode
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
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✔
✔
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troubleshooting
SETTING MENU ITEMS
Main Menu
System
Sub Menu
Clock Set
Remote d
Beep Sound
Language
Demonstration
Functions
Setting the Clock Set
Using the remote control
Setting the Beep sound
Selecting the OSD language
Demonstration
Available Mode
Player
Camera
Mode
Mode
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
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c : SC-D392 only
d : SC-D392 only
ABOUT THIS USER MANUAL
• This user manual covers models SC-D391, SC-D392.
Although the external appearances of SC-D391, SC-D392 are different, they operate in the same way.
• Illustrations of model SC-D392 are used in this user manual.
• The displays in this user manual may not be exactly the same as those you see on the LCD screen.
• Designs and specifications of the camcorder and other accessories are subject to change without any notice.
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specifications
MODEL NAME: SC-D391/ SC-D392
System
Video signal
NTSC
Video recording system
2 rotary heads, Helical scanning system
Audio recording system
Rotary heads, 12/16b PCM system
Usable cassette
Digital video tape (6.35mm width): Mini DV cassette
Tape speed
SP: approx. 18.83mm/s LP: approx. 12.57mm/s
Tape recording time
SP: 60 minutes (when using DVM 60), LP: 90 minutes (when using DVM 60)
Approx. 150 sec. (using DVM60 tape)
FF/REW time
Image device
CCD (Charge Coupled Device) : 680K Pixels
Lens
F1.6 34x,1200x (Digital) Electronic zoom lens
Filter diameter
Ø30
LCD Screen
Size/dot number
2.7inch 112K
LCD Screen Method
TFT LCD
Connectors
Video output
1Vp-p (75Ω terminated)
Audio output
-7.5dBs (600Ω terminated)
DV input/output
4pin special in/out connector
General
Power source
DC 8.4V, Lithium Ion Battery Pack 7.4V
Power source type
Battery Pack, Power supply (100V~240V) 50/60Hz
Power consumption
3.7W
(Recording)
Operating temperature
0˚~40˚C (32˚F~104˚F)
Storage temperature
-20˚C ~ 60˚C (-4˚F ~ 140˚F)
External dimension
Height : 2.40" (61mm), Length : 3.74" (95mm), Width : 4.40" (112mm)
Weight
340g (0.75lb) (Except for Battery Pack and tape)
Internal Microphone
Omni-directional stereo microphone
Remote control
Indoors: greater than 49ft (15m) (straight line), Outdoors: about 16.4ft (5m) (straight line)
(SC-D392 only)
- The technical specifications and design may be changed without notice.
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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 properly within 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 performed by 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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If you have any questions or comments relating to Samsung
products, please contact the SAMSUNG customer care
center Samsung Electronics America, inc.
1-800-SAMSUNG (726-7864)
www.samsung.com/us
RoHS compliant
Our product complies with “The Restriction Of the use of certain
Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment”,
and we do not use the 6 hazardous materials- Cadmium(Cd),
Lead (Pb), Mercury (Hg), Hexavalent Chromium (Cr +6), Poly
Brominated Biphenyls (PBBs), Poly Brominated Diphenyl
Ethers(PBDEs)- in our products.