Samsung VP-DC172W Operating instructions

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DVD Camcorder
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VP-DC171(i)/DC171Bi/DC171W(i)/DC171WB/DC172W/
DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi
Charge Coupled Device
Liquid Crystal Display
Owner’s Instruction Book
Before operating the unit, please read this Instruction Book
thoroughly, and retain it for future reference.
Use only approved battery packs.
Otherwise, there is a danger of overheating, fire or explosion.
Samsung is not responsible for problems occurring due to
using unapproved batteries.
DVD+ReWritable
DVD+R DL
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Contents
Contents
Notes and Safety Instructions ............................ 6
Notes regarding the Rotation of the LCD Screen .................6
Notes regarding the LCD Screen, Viewfinder, Lens .............6
Notes regarding Disc Cleaning and Handling ......................7
Notes regarding DVD Camcorder ........................................8
Notices regarding Copyright (VP-DC171i/DC171Bi/DC171Wi/
DC173i/DC175Wi/DC575Wi only) ........................................8
Servicing & Replacement Parts ............................................8
Getting to Know Your DVD Camcorder .............. 9
Features ...............................................................................9
Learning available Discs and Their Features .....................10
How to use the DVD Camcorder easily ..............................12
Accessories Supplied with the DVD Camcorder ................13
Basic Accessories .........................................................13
Optional Accessories ....................................................13
Front & Left View ................................................................14
Left Side View.....................................................................15
Right & Top View ................................................................16
Rear & Bottom View ...........................................................17
Usable Memory Cards (2GB Max) (VP-DC173(i)/
DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only) .......17
Remote Control (VP-DC172W/DC173(i)/DC175WB/
DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only) ..............................18
Preparation ......................................................... 19
Using the Hand Strap & Lens Cover ..................................19
Hand Strap ....................................................................19
Lens Cover ...................................................................19
Installing the Lens Cover after Operation .....................19
Lithium Battery Installation .................................................20
Lithium Battery Installation for the Internal Clock .........20
Installing the Lithium Battery in the Remote Control (VPDC172W/DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/
DC575Wi only) ..............................................................20
Precautions regarding the Lithium Battery....................20
Using the Lithium Ion Battery Pack ....................................21
Charging the Lithium Ion Battery Pack .........................21
Charging, Recording Times based on Battery Type .....22
Battery Level Display ....................................................23
Battery Pack Management ...........................................23
Maintaining the Battery Pack ........................................24
Connecting a Power Source ...............................................25
Using a Household Power Source ................................25
About the Operating Modes ...............................................26
Using the Joystick ..............................................................26
Using the Q.MENU .............................................................27
OSD (On Screen Display) in Camera Mode/Player Mode .28
OSD (On Screen Display) in M.Cam Mode/M.Player Mode ..
29
(VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi
only) ....................................................................................29
Turning the OSD (On Screen Display) On/Off ....................29
Turning OSD On/Off .....................................................29
Turning the Date/Time On/Off .......................................29
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Initial Setting : System Menu Setting ............... 30
Setting the Clock (Clock Set) .............................................30
Setting the Wireless Remote Control Acceptance (Remote) .
31
(VP-DC172W/DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/
DC575Wi only) ...................................................................31
Setting the Beep Sound (Beep Sound) ..............................32
Setting the Shutter Sound (Shutter Sound) .......................33
(VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi
only) ....................................................................................33
Selecting the OSD Language (Language) .........................34
Viewing the Demonstration (Demonstration) ......................35
Initial Setting : Display Menu Setting ............... 36
Adjusting the LCD Screen (LCD Bright/LCD Colour) .........36
Displaying the Date/Time (Date/Time)................................37
Setting the TV Display (TV Display) ...................................38
DVD Camcorder: Before Recording ................. 39
Using the Viewfinder...........................................................39
Adjusting the Focus ......................................................39
Using the LCD ENHANCER ...............................................39
Various Recording Techniques ...........................................40
Inserting and Removing a Disc ..........................................41
Selecting the Record Mode (Rec Mode) ............................43
DVD Camcorder: Basic Recording ................... 44
Making your First Recording ..............................................44
Recording with Ease for Beginners (EASY.Q Mode) ..........45
Zooming In and Out ............................................................46
Using the Fade In and Out (FADE) ....................................47
To Start Recording ........................................................47
To Stop Recording ........................................................47
Using Back Light Compensation Mode (BLC) ....................48
Using the Colour Nite .........................................................49
Using the LIGHT (VP-DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/
DC575Wi only) ...................................................................50
DVD Camcorder: Advanced Recording............ 51
Cutting Off Wind Noise (Wind Cut) .....................................51
Setting the Shutter Speed & Exposure (Shutter/Exposure) 52
Recommended Shutter Speeds When Recording ........52
Adjusting the Exposure When Recording .....................52
Auto Focus / Manual Focus ................................................53
Auto Focus ....................................................................53
Manual Focus ...............................................................53
Programmed Automatic Exposure Modes (Program AE) ...54
Setting the Program AE ................................................55
Setting the White Balance (White Balance) .......................56
Setting the Custom White Balance ...............................57
Applying Digital Effects (Digital Effect) ...............................58
Selecting the Digital Effects ..........................................59
Setting the 16:9 Wide mode (16:9 Wide) ...........................60
Setting the Digital Image Stabilizer (DIS) ...........................61
Zooming In and Out with Digital Zoom (Digital Zoom) .......62
Selecting the Digital Zoom ............................................62
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DVD Camcorder: Thumbnail index and Playlist63
RW(VR mode) ................................................................................................... 75
What is the Thumbnail Index? ............................................63
What’s a Playlist? DVD-RW(VR mode) .................................................... 63
DVD Camcorder: Disc Manager ........................ 77
DVD Camcorder .................................................. 64
Disc Information (Disc Info) DVD-RW/+RW/-R/+R DL ....................... 77
Editing the Disc Name (Disc Info-Rename) DVD-RW/+RW/-R/+R
Playing Title Scenes DVD-RW/+RW/-R/+R DL ..................................... 64
Adjusting the Volume DVD-RW/+RW/-R/+R DL ................................... 64
Various Functions while in Player Mode DVD-RW/+RW/-R/+R DL 65
Playback/Still ................................................................65
Skip Playback (Forward/Reverse) ...............................65
Picture Search (Forward/Reverse) ...............................66
Slow Playback (Forward/Reverse) (VP-DC172W/
DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi
only) ..............................................................................66
Deleting a Title Scene (Delete) DVD -RW/+RW ................................ 67
Deleting a Section of a Title Scene (Partial Delete) DVD-RW(VR
mode) ............................................................................................................... 68
DVD Camcorder: Playlist ................................... 69
Creating a New Playlist (New Playlist) DVD-RW(VR mode) .......... 69
Playing the Playlist DVD-RW(VR mode) .................................................. 70
Deleting a Playlist (Delete) DVD-RW(VR mode) .................................. 71
Adding Scenes to Playlist (Scene-Add) DVD-RW(VR mode) ........ 72
Changing the Order of Scene Playing within a Playlist
(Scene-Move) DVD-RW(VR mode) ............................................................ 73
Deleting Scenes from Playlist (Scene-Delete) DVD-RW(VR mode)
74
Deleting a Section of a Playlist (Scene-Partial Delete) DVD-
DL .................................................................................................................... 78
Formatting a Disc (Disc Format) DVD-RW/+RW .............................. 79
Finalising a Disc (Disc Finalise) DVD-RW/-R/+R DL ........................ 80
Playing Back on a PC with DVD drive ................................81
Playing back a finalised disc on a DVD Player/Recorder ..81
Unfinalising a Disc (Disc Unfinalise) DVD-RW ............................... 82
DVD Camcorder: Connection ............................ 83
Setting the AV In/Out (VP-DC171i/DC171Bi/DC171Wi/
DC175Wi/DC575Wi only) ...................................................83
Viewing Recordings on TV .................................................84
Copying a Disc onto a Tape................................................86
Using the Voice Plus ..........................................................87
Recording (Copying) a TV Programme or Video Tape onto
a Disc (VP-DC171i/DC171Bi/DC171Wi/DC175Wi/DC575Wi
only) ....................................................................................88
Digital Still Camera Mode (VP-DC173(i)/
DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only) .
89
Using a Memory Card (Usable Memory Card) (not supplied)
89
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Memory Card Functions ...............................................89
Inserting a Memory Card ..............................................89
Ejecting a Memory Card ...............................................89
Structure of Folders and Files on the Memory Card ..........90
Image Format ...............................................................90
Selecting the Photo Quality (Photo Quality) .......................91
Select the Photo Quality ...............................................91
Number of Images that can be stored on a Memory Card
91
Setting the Photo Size (Photo Size) (VP-DC575WB/DC575Wi
only) ....................................................................................92
Setting the File Number (File No.) ......................................93
Taking a Photo Image (JPEG) on a Memory Card .............94
Viewing Photo Images (JPEG) ...........................................95
Protection from accidental Erasure (Protect) .....................96
Deleting Photo Images and Moving Images (Delete) .........97
Deleting All Images at Once .........................................98
Formatting the Memory Card (Format) ...............................99
Recording Moving Images (MPEG) on a Memory Card ...100
Saving Moving Images onto a Memory Card ..............100
Recording time available on a Memory Card..............100
Playing the Moving Images (MPEG) on a Memory Card .101
Recording Still images onto a Memory Card during DVD
playback DVD-RW/+RW/-R/+R DL ........................................................... 102
Marking Images for Printing (Print Mark) ..........................103
Removing the Print Mark ............................................104
PictBridge™ (VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/
DC575WB/DC575Wi only) ................................ 105
Printing Your Pictures-Using PictBridge™ ........................105
Connecting To a Printer (USB Connect) .....................105
Setting the Number of Prints.......................................106
Setting the Date/Time Imprint Option..........................106
Printing Images ...........................................................106
Canceling the Printing .................................................106
USB Interface (VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/
DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only) ............. 107
Using USB Interface .........................................................107
Transferring a Digital Image through a USB Connection ..
107
USB Connection Speed depending on the System ....107
System Requirements ................................................107
Selecting the USB Device (USB Connect) .......................109
Installing DV Media PRO Program ................................... 110
Connecting to a PC .......................................................... 112
Disconnecting the USB Cable .................................... 112
Using the PC Camera Function .................................. 113
Using the USB Streaming Function ............................ 114
Using the removable Disk Function ............................ 114
Maintenance ..................................................... 115
Using Your DVD Camcorder Abroad ................................ 115
Power sources ............................................................ 115
Colour system ............................................................. 115
Troubleshooting ............................................... 116
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Notes and Safety Instructions
Notes regarding the Rotation of 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 DVD Camcorder.
1. Open the LCD Screen 90 degrees with your finger.
2. Rotate it to the best angle to record or play.
 If you rotate the LCD Screen 180 degrees to the lens
side, you can close the LCD Screen with it facing out.
 This is convenient during playback operations.
Notes
 Refer to page 36 to adjust brightness and colour of the LCD Screen.
 Make sure not to contact the magnetic stripe of your credit card near the LCD panel. Your credit card information may be
removed.
PHOTO
1. Direct sunlight can damage the LCD Screen, the inside of
the Viewfinder or the Lens. Take pictures of the sun only in
low light conditions, such as at dusk.
2. The LCD Screen has been manufactured using high
precision technology.
However, there may be tiny dots (red, blue or green in
colour) that appear on the LCD Screen. These dots are
normal and do not affect the recorded picture in any way.
3. Do not pick up the DVD Camcorder by holding the
Viewfinder, LCD Screen or Battery Pack.
4. Applying excessive force to the Viewfinder may damage it.
PHOTO
Notes regarding the LCD Screen, Viewfinder, Lens
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Notes and Safety Instructions
Notes regarding Disc Cleaning and Handling
 Take care not to touch the recording side (the rainbow coloured side) of the disc with your
fingers. Discs contaminated by fingerprints or foreign substances may not play properly.
 Use a soft cloth to clean the disc.
 Clean lightly from the centre of a disc to the outside edge. Circling or cleaning too hard
may create scratches on the disc and further cause the disc to play abnormally.
 Do not use benzene, thinner, detergent, alcohol or anti-static spray when cleaning the disc.
It may cause a malfunction.
 Press the supporting holder in the centre of the disc case for easy removal of the disc.
 Handle discs by the edges and the centre hole to avoid finger marks on the recording side.
 Do not bend or apply heat to the disc.
 Always store discs vertically in their plastic cases when not in use.
 Store discs away from direct sunlight, heating elements, moisture or dust.
Correct Disposal of This Product
(Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment)
(Applicable in the European Union and other European countries with separate collection systems)
This marking shown on the product or its literature, indicates that it should not be disposed with other household wastes at the end
of its working life. To prevent possible harm to the environment or human health from uncontrolled waste disposal, please separate
this from other types of wastes and recycle it responsibly to promote the sustainable reuse of material resources. Household users
should contact either the retailer where they purchased this product, or their local government office, for details of where and how
they can take this item for environmentally safe recycling. Business users should contact their supplier and check the terms and
conditions of the purchase contract. This product should not be mixed with other commercial wastes for disposal.
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Notes and Safety Instructions
Notes regarding DVD Camcorder
 Do not leave the DVD 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 DVD Camcorder get wet. Keep the DVD Camcorder away from rain, sea water, and any other form of
moisture.
The DVD Camcorder may get damaged if it gets wet. Sometimes a malfunction due to exposure to liquids cannot be
repaired.
 A sudden rise in atmospheric temperature may cause condensation to form inside the DVD Camcorder.
- When you move the DVD Camcorder from a cold location to a warm location (e.g. from outside to inside during the
winter.)
- When you move the DVD Camcorder from a cool location to a hot location (e.g. from inside to outside during the
summer.)
 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.
Notices regarding Copyright (VP-DC171i/DC171Bi/DC171Wi/DC173i/DC175Wi/DC575Wi only)
Television programmes, video tapes, DVD titles, films, and other programme materials may be copyrighted.
Unauthorized copying of copyrighted material may be against the law.
All the trade names and registered trademarks mentioned in this manual or other documentation provided with your Samsung
product are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
Servicing & Replacement Parts
Do not attempt to service this DVD 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 that have the same characteristics as the original parts.
 Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric shock or other hazards.
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Getting to Know Your DVD Camcorder
Features
 DVD Disc Camcorder
DVD-VIDEO recording with 8cm DVD-RW/+RW/DVDR/+R DL(Dual Layer) discs.
 High Power Zoom Lens
Offers you High Power Zoom Lens with 34x (VPDC171(i)/DC171Bi/DC171W(i)/DC171WB/DC172W/
DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i) only) Zoom Lens, 26x
Zoom Lens (VP-DC575WB/DC575Wi only).
 USB Interface for Digital Image Data Transfer
(VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
You can transfer images to a PC using the USB interface
without an add-on card.
 Photo Capture (VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/
DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
The Photo Capture function lets you capture the scene
you want while the disc is in play, and save as a still
image on a Memory Card.
 1200x Digital Zoom
Allows you to magnify an image up to 1200 times its
original size.
 Colour TFT LCD
A high-resolution colour TFT LCD gives you clean, sharp
images as well as the ability to review your recordings
immediately. Also 2.7 inch Wide LCD. (VP-DC171W(i)/
DC171WB/DC172W/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/
DC575Wi only).
 LCD Enhancer
It can give you a clear quality image on LCD Screen even
in the outdoors with bright daylight.
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 Mega-pixel CCD (VP-DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
Your DVD Camcorder incorporates a 1.0 mega-pixel
CCD. High-resolution photo images can be recorded to a
Memory Card.
 Digital Image Stabilizer (DIS)
The DIS compensates for any handshake, reducing
unstable images particularly at high magnification.
 Various Digital Effects
The Digital Effects allow you to give your recordings a
special look.
 Digital Still Camera Function (VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/
DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
- Using a Memory Card, you can easily record and
playback standard photo images.
- You can transfer standard photo images on a
Memory Card to your PC using the USB interface.
 Moving Image Recording (VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/
DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
Moving image recording makes it possible to record video
onto a Memory Card.
 MMC/SD Card Slot (VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/
DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
MMC/SD card slot can use MMC (Multi Media Cards) and
SD cards.
 Multi OSD Language
You can select the desired OSD language from OSD list.
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Getting to Know Your DVD Camcorder
Learning available Discs and Their Features
This DVD Camcorder can record or play back by using only the 8cm DVD-R/+R DL/-RW/+RW disc (not supplied). Please
check whether your disc is proper for use.
Which discs are available?
DVD-R
DVD+R DL
DVD+ReWritable
DVD+ReWritable
DVD+R DL
DVD+R DL
You can record it only once.
You cannot delete or edit the
recordings.
After finalised a disc, you can
play back the recordings in
most common DVD players.
You cannot use
the following
discs.
DVD-RW
DVD+ReWritable
DVD+R DL
You can record and edit it many times.
(You can delete recorded image files or format the disc and
reuse it again.)
Format the disc in the mode you want according
to your needs.
Video mode: Once finalised, the recordings on the disc
will play in most common DVD player.
VR (Video Record) mode: You can easily edit the
recordings on your DVD camcorders. But you can play the
disc only on a DVD Recorder that supports VR mode.)
DVD+ReWritable
DVD+RW
DVD+R DL
You can record it many
times.
You can delete or format but
cannot edit the recordings.
You can play back the
DVD+RW disc on other DVD
players without finalising it.
 You may not use 12cm CD/DVD discs.
 Unusable 8cm discs.
CD/CD-R/CD-RW/DVD-ROM/DVD+R (Single Layer)/DVD-RAM/DVD-R (Dual Layer)
 Floppy Disk, MO, MD, iD, LD
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Getting to Know Your DVD Camcorder
Which discs recorded on the DVD Camcorder can be played in
DVD players/recorders/drives?
Discs must be finalised before they can be played on common DVD player/recorders.
Finalising is a process required to make the DVD discs you recorded playable on common DVD players.
DVD-R
DVD+R DL
DVD+ReWritable
DVD+ReWritable
DVD+R DL
DVD+R DL
 DVD player
 DVD recorder
 DVD drive-equipped PC
DVD-RW
DVD+ReWritable
DVD+R DL
In case of Video mode
 DVD player
 DVD recorder
 DVD drive-equipped PC
In case of VR mode
DVD recorder that supports DVD-RW VR mode.
DVD+ReWritable
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DVD+RW
DVD+R DL
DVD player
DVD recorder
DVD drive-equipped PC
You can play back DVD+RW discs on
other DVD players or DVD recorders
without finalising them.
Notes
 We are not responsible for data loss on a disc.
 You may not be able to play discs recorded from a PC or DVD recorder. When such a case occurs, the message Bad
Disc! may be displayed.
 We do not warranty any damage or loss incurred due to recording and playback failure caused by disc or card malfunction.
 We take no responsibility and offer no compensation for any recording failure, loss of recorded or edited material and/or
damage to the recorder arising from the misuse of discs.
 For stable and perpetual recording and playback, use the TDK, MKM, Verbatim disks that have the sign “for VIDEO
CAMERA TM” If you don’t use them, operations for recording and playback may not work properly or you may not eject the
inserted disc from the DVD Camcorder.
 You cannot overwrite, edit, or format the finalised disc. If needed, unfinalise the disc. (DVD-RW only) page 82
 It is not guaranteed that all players can play back the disc. For compatibility details, refer to the manual of the player where
you want to play back the disc.
 For more information about the categories of available disks, see page 123.
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Getting to Know Your DVD Camcorder
How to use the DVD Camcorder easily
You can record any desired image and edit and playback the disc on a DVD Camcorder, most common DVD players, and PCs
after finalising the disc.
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Recording
 Selecting the desired disc and disc formatting page 42
 Recording the desired Images page 44
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Playing Back
 Selecting a scene to play back from the thumbnail index screen page 64
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Editing
 You may edit only in DVD-RW (VR Mode). page 68

Finalising
 Discs must be finalised before they can be played on standard DVD player/recorders.
 You may play back DVD+RW discs on other devices without finalising them.
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Getting to Know Your DVD Camcorder
Accessories Supplied with the DVD Camcorder
Make sure that the following basic accessories are supplied with your DVD Camcorder.
Basic Accessories
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Lithium Ion Battery Pack (SB-LSM80)
AC Power Adapter (AA-E9 TYPE)
AV Cable
Instruction Book
Lithium Batteries for Remote Control (VP-DC172W/
DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/
DC575Wi only) and Clock. (TYPE: CR2025)
6. Remote Control (VP-DC172W/DC173(i)/DC175WB/
DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
7. USB Cable (VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/
DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
8. Software CD (DV Media PRO) (VP-DC173(i)/
DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
9. Lens Cover
10. Lens Cover Strap
Optional Accessories
1. Lithium Ion Battery Pack
(SB-LSM80)
2. AC Power Adapter
(AA-E9 TYPE)
3. AV Cable
4. Instruction Book
5. Lithium Batteries (CR2025)
6. Remote Control
7. USB Cable
8. Software CD
9. Lens Cover
10. Lens Cover Strap
11. 8cm DVD-RW Disc
12. Carrying Case
11. 8cm DVD-RW Disc
12. Carrying Case
Notes
 The contents can vary depending on the sales
region.
 Parts and accessories are available at your local
Samsung dealer.
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Getting to Know Your DVD Camcorder
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Front & Left View
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Illustrations of model VP-DC175WB are
used in this owner’s instructions. Although
the models covered in this manual look
different, they all operate in a similar way.
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1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
ACCESS Indicator page 41
OPEN Switch page 41
Lens
LIGHT (VP-DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi
only) page 50
Remote Sensor (VP-DC172W/DC173(i)/DC175WB/
DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
Internal MIC
EASY.Q Button page 45
Q.MENU Button page 27
9.
Joystick (Up/Down/Left/Right/OK)/


FADE (page 47)////
Mode
Joystick
Up
Down ()
Left ()
Right ()
OK ()
 <M.Player Mode> : Memory Player Mode
<M.Player Mode>
(VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/
<Camera
<Player Mode>
DC575WB/DC575Wi
only)
Mode>
Photo image
Moving image
FADE
Stop
Stop
Backward Search/ Skip
Backward Skip Backward Search
Forward Search/ Skip
Forward Skip Forward Search
Play/Still
Play/Still
10. TFT LCD Screen
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Getting to Know Your DVD Camcorder
Left Side View
1
5
2
6
7
3
8
4
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Built-In Speaker
LCD ENHANCER Button page 39
Zoom (W/T)/VOL (/) Button page 46/64
Record Start/Stop Button page 44
MENU Button
DISPLAY Button page 29
7.
8.
C.NITE/LIGHT/S.SHOW Button (VP-DC175WB/
DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only) page 49/50/95
C.NITE/S.SHOW Button (VP-DC173(i) only)
page 49/95
C.NITE Button (VP-DC171(i)/DC171Bi/DC171W(i)/
DC171WB/DC172W only) page 49
MULTI DISP./MF/AF Button page 95/53
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Getting to Know Your DVD Camcorder
Right & Top View
1
7
2
8
3
9
4
10
5
6
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
PHOTO Button (VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/
DC575WB/DC575Wi only) page 94
Focus Adjustment Knob page 39
Viewfinder
Record Start/Stop Button page 44
(Camera)/
(Player))
Power Switch (ON/OFF/
USB Jack (VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/
DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
7.
8.
Zoom (W/T) Lever page 46
Mode Switch (DISC/CARD) (VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/
DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
9. Disc Cover
10. Hand Strap
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Getting to Know Your DVD Camcorder
Rear & Bottom View
6
7
8
3
1
2
4
5
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Charging Indicator
Lithium Battery Cover
AV Jack
DC IN Jack
Hand Strap Hook
Tripod Receptacle
Memory Card Slot (VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/
DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
BATT. RELEASE Switch
Usable Memory Cards (2GB Max) (VP-DC173(i)/
DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
SD
MMC
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Getting to Know Your DVD Camcorder
Remote Control (VP-DC172W/DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
8
1
9
2
3
4
5
10
11
6
12
7
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
START/STOP
DISPLAY page 29
/(Skip)
 (Stop)
 (Play/Still)
MENU
Up( )/Down( )/Left( )/Right( )/OK
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
PHOTO page 94
W/T (Zoom) page 46
/(Search)
| (Slow)
Q-MENU
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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 DVD Camcorder in a stable, comfortable position.
- Press the [Zoom] lever and [Record Start/Stop] button without having to change the position of your hand.
Hand Strap
1. Pull and open the Hand Strap and release the Hand Strap.
Insert the Hand Strap into the Hand Strap Hook.
2. Insert your hand into the Hand Strap and adjust its length.
3. Close the Hand Strap.
1
2
3
Lens Cover
1. Hook up the Lens Cover with the Lens Cover Strap as illustrated.
2. Pull and open the Hand Strap and release the Hand Strap.
3. Hook up the Lens Cover Strap to the Hand Strap and adjust it
following the steps as described for the Hand Strap.
4. Close the Hand Strap.
1
2
4
PH
O
Press buttons on both sides of the Lens Cover, then insert it so it covers
the DVD Camcorder Lens.
OT
Installing the Lens Cover after Operation
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Preparation
Lithium Battery Installation
Lithium Battery Installation for the Internal Clock
1. Remove the Battery Pack from the rear of the DVD Camcorder.
2. Open the Lithium Battery Cover on the rear of the DVD Camcorder.
3. Position the Lithium Battery in the Lithium Battery Holder, with the
positive (+) terminal face up.
Be careful not to reverse the polarity of the Battery.
4. Close the Lithium Battery Cover.
Installing the Lithium Battery in the Remote Control
(VP-DC172W/DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
1. Turn the battery holder counterclockwise (as indicated with [ ] mark),
using your fingernail or a coin to open it. The battery holder opens.
2. Insert the battery while the positive (+) terminal faces down and press it
firmly until you hear locking sound.
3. Place the battery holder to match its [ ] mark with the [] mark on the
remote control, and turn the battery holder clockwise to fix it.
1
2
3
Battery
Holder
Precautions regarding the Lithium Battery
1. The Lithium Battery maintains the clock function and preset contents of the memory; even if the Battery Pack or AC Power
adapter is removed.
2. The Lithium Battery for the DVD Camcorder lasts about 6 months under normal operation from time of installation.
3. When the Lithium Battery becomes weak or dead, the date/time indicator will display 00:00 01.JAN.2007 when you set the
Date/Time to On. When this occurs, replace the Lithium Battery with a new one (type CR2025).
4. There is a danger of explosion if Lithium Battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent type.
Warning: Keep the Lithium Battery out of reach of children. Should a battery be swallowed, consult a doctor
immediately.
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Preparation
Using the Lithium Ion Battery Pack
 Use SB-LSM80 or SB-LSM160 (not supplied) Battery Pack only.
 The Battery Pack may be charged a little at the time of purchase.
Charging the Lithium Ion Battery Pack
Turn the [Power] switch to [OFF].
Attach the Battery Pack to the DVD Camcorder.
Connect the AC Power adapter(AA-E9 TYPE) to a wall socket.
Open the DC IN Jack Cover.
Connect the DC cable to the DC IN jack on the DVD Camcorder.
 The charging indicator will start to blink, showing that the
Battery is charging.
6. When the Battery is fully charged, disconnect the Battery Pack and
the AC Power Adapter from the DVD Camcorder. Even with the
Power switched off, the Battery Pack will still discharge.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Blinking time
Once per second
Twice per second
Three times per second
Blinking stops and stays on
On for a second and off for a
second
Charging rate
Less than 50%
50% ~ 75%
75% ~ 90%
90% ~ 100%
Error - Reset the Battery Pack and
the DC Cable
Power Switch
5
<Charging indicator>
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Preparation
Charging, Recording Times based on Battery Type
 If you close the LCD Screen, it switches off and the Viewfinder switches on automatically.
 The continuous recording times given in the table below are approximations.
Actual recording time depends on usage.
 The continuous recording times in the operating instructions are measured using a fully charged Battery Pack at 77 °F
(25 °C).
 Even when the power is switched off, the Battery Pack will still discharge if it is left attached to the device.
Battery Type
SB-LSM80
Charging time
Approx.1hr 30min
LCD ON
Viewfinder
LCD ON
Viewfinder
LCD ON
Viewfinder
SB-LSM160 (not supplied)
Approx. 3hr
Mode
Continuous recording time
Playback time
Mode
Continuous recording time
Playback time
XP
Approx. 55min
Approx. 1hr
XP
Approx. 1hr 50min
Approx. 1hr 55min
SP
Approx. 1hr
Approx. 1hr 5min
SP
Approx. 2hr
Approx. 2hr 5min
LP
Approx. 1hr 5min
Approx. 1hr 10min
LP
Approx. 2hr 10min
Approx. 2hr 15min
 Measured times shown above are based on model VP-DC171
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 (DVD Camcorder/Camera/With LCD Screen etc.).
It is recommended that you have several batteries available.
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Preparation
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 (red)
e. Completely used (Blinking)
(The DVD Camcorder will turn off soon, change the battery as soon as possible.)
The Finalise/Format functions are not available at battery level ‘d’ and ‘e’.
 At battery level ‘e’
The battery becomes low in capacity and the <
> indicator blinks on the display.
The screen will turn blue when the battery is almost completely discharged.
Battery Pack Management
 The Battery Pack should be recharged in an environment between 32 °F (0 °C) and 104 °F (40 °C).
 The Battery Pack should never be charged in a room with a temperature that is below 32 °F (0 °C).
 The life and capacity of the Battery Pack will be reduced if it is used in temperatures below 32 °F (0 °C) or left in
temperatures above 104 °F (40 °C) 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.
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Preparation
Maintaining the Battery Pack
 Please refer to the Table on page 22 for approximate continuous recording time.
 The recording time is affected by temperature and environmental conditions.
 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 77 °F (25 ° C).
The remaining battery time may differ from the approximate continuous recording times given in the instructions.
 When replacing the battery pack, only use the same type as is supplied with this camcorder and is available from your
SAMSUNG retailer.
 When the Battery reaches the end of its life, please contact your local dealer.
The batteries have to be dealt with 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.
 Fully discharging a Lithium Ion Battery damages the internal cells.
The Battery Pack may be prone to leakage when fully discharged.
 To preserve battery power, keep your DVD Camcorder turned off when you are not operating it.
 If your DVD Camcorder is in Camera Mode, and it is left in STBY mode without being operated for more than 5 minutes
with a disc inserted, it will automatically turn itself off to protect against unnecessary battery discharge.
 Make sure that the Battery Pack is fitted firmly into place.
Do not drop the Battery Pack. Dropping the Battery Pack may damage it.
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Preparation
Connecting a Power Source
 There are two types of power source that can be connected to your DVD Camcorder.
- The AC Power adapter: used for indoor recording.
- The Battery Pack: used for outdoor recording.
Using a Household Power Source
Connect to a household power source to use the DVD Camcorder without having to worry about the battery power. You can
keep the Battery Pack attached; the battery power will not be consumed.
1. Connect the AC Power adapter (AA-E9 TYPE) to a wall
socket.
The plug and wall socket type may differ according to
your resident country.
2. Open the DC IN Jack Cover.
3. Connect the DC cable to the DC IN jack of the DVD
Camcorder.
4. Set the DVD Camcorder to each mode by holding down
the Green Tab on the [Power] switch and turning the
[Power] switch to [ON] or [OFF].
Power Switch
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Preparation
About the Operating Modes
 The operating modes are determined by the position of the [Power] and [Mode] (VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/
DC575WB/DC575Wi only) switch.
 Set the Operation Mode by adjusting the [Power] and [Mode] (VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi
only) switches before operating any functions.
(Camera)] and [
(Player)] mode.
 Each time you move the [Power] switch downward, it toggles between [
Mode Name
<Camera Mode>
<Player Mode>
<M.Cam Mode>
<M.Player Mode>
[Power] Switch
[Mode] Switch
(VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/
DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
 The <M.Cam Mode> and the <M.Player Mode> are only available on VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi.
 M.Cam Mode : Memory Camera Mode / M.Player Mode : Memory Player Mode
Using the Joystick
 The Joystick is used to make a selection and to move the cursor left, right, up and
down. Using the Joystick, you can easily make your selection and navigate the menu.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Move to a previous menu item / Adjust the selected item (to the left).
Move to a sub menu item / Adjust the selected item (to the right).
Move to a lower menu item.
Move to an upper menu item.
Press to select the chosen item (OK).
3
1
2
4
5
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Preparation
Using the Q.MENU
 Q.MENU is used to access DVD Camcorder functions by using the [Q.MENU] button.
 Q.MENU provides easier access to frequently used menus without using the [MENU] button.
Functions available using the Q.MENU are as below:
1
DIS
page 61
STBY SP
Program AE
White Balance
BLC
Shutter
Exposure
page 54
page 56
page 48
page 52
page 52
Delete
Partial Delete
page 67
page 68
New Playlist
Delete
page 69
page 71
<M.Cam Mode>
(VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/
DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
BLC
Photo Size (VP-DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
White Balance
Photo Quality
Exposure
page 48
page 92
page 56
page 91
page 52
DIS
Program AE
White Balance Outdoor
BLC
Shutter
Exposure
Delete
Delete All
Protect
Print Mark
Format
page 97
page 98
page 96
page 103
page 99
Q.MENU Exit
<M.Player Mode>
(VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/
DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
<Camera Mode>
<Player Mode>
For example: Setting the White Balance
1. Press the [Q.MENU] button.
 The quick menu list will appear.
2. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <White Balance>, then press the [Joystick].
3. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select desired mode (Auto, Indoor, Outdoor, or
Custom WB), then press the [Joystick].
4. To exit, press the [Q.MENU] button.
0:00:00 -RW
30 min VR
DIS
Off
Program AE
White Balance
BLC
Shutter
Exposure
Q.MENU Exit
3
STBY SP
4
STBY SP
0:00:00 -RW
30 min VR
0:00:00 -RW
30 min VR
16:9 Wide
<When the White Balance option in
Camera mode was selected.>
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Preparation
OSD (On Screen Display) in Camera Mode/Player Mode
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
Battery Level page 23
Manual focus page 53 
EASY.Q page 45 
DIS page 61
Program AE page 54
White Balance Mode
page 56
Digital Effects Mode
page 58
16:9 Wide page 60
Shutter Speed page 52 
Exposure page 52 
Date/Time page 37
Colour Nite pages 49~50 
USB (VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/
DC175W(i)/DC575WB/
DC575Wi only) page 109
Remote (VP-DC172W/
DC173(i)/DC175WB/
DC175W(i)/DC575WB/
DC575Wi only) page 31
Wind Cut page 51
BLC (Back Light
Compensation) page 48
LIGHT (VP-DC175WB/
DC175W(i)/DC575WB/
DC575Wi only) page 50
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
23.
24.
25.
26.
27.
28.
29.
Title scene number
Disc Format page 79
Disc Type
Counter
Remaining Time
Record Mode page 43
Operating Mode
Zoom Position page 46
Digital Zoom Position
page 62
LCD Enhancer page 39
Volume Control page 64
Message Line page 117
Voice Plus Indicator
page 87
AV IN (VP-DC171i/DC171Bi/
DC171Wi/DC173i/DC175Wi/
DC575Wi only) page 83 
Playback Speed page 66
Notes
 Functions not marked with 
will be retained when the DVD
Camcorder is powered on after
turning it off.
 OSD (On Screen Display) items
shown here are based on model
VP-DC175WB.
OSD in Camera Mode
24 23 22
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
2
6
23
21 20 19
STBY SP
W
T
0:00:00 -RW
30 min VR
001
No disc!
Sepia
S.1/50
20
00:00 01.JAN.2007
W
Color N. 1/25
9
16:9 Wide
18
17
16
15
14
13
12
11
10
T
OSD in Player Mode
29

►► SP 0:00:00
1
VR
001
10
25
-RW
AV IN
28
No disc!
00:00 01.JAN.2007
26
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Preparation
OSD (On Screen Display) in M.Cam Mode/M.Player Mode
(VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
1.
2.
Photo Quality page 91
OSD in M.Cam Mode
Photo Size (VP-DC575WB/
DC575Wi only) page 92
600
3. Remaining Time (Recordable time
W
T
8 min
of moving images)
4. CARD (Memory Card) Indicator
No memory card!
5. Image Counter (Total number of
recordable photo images)
1
1152
2
6. Slide Show page 95
20
7. Erase Protection Indicator
00:00 01.JAN.2007
page 96
8. Print Mark page 103
9. Folder Number-File Number page 93
File number of the moving image
10. Image Counter (Current Image/Total number of recorded images)
OSD in M.Player Mode
5
4
3
10
6
7
8
5/10
Slide
1152X864
2
100-0005
9
SMOV001
9
5
No memory card!
00:00 01.JAN.2007
Turning the OSD (On Screen Display) On/Off
Turning OSD On/Off
Press the [DISPLAY] button on the left side control panel.
 Each press of the button toggles the OSD function on and off.
Turning the Date/Time On/Off
To turn the Date/Time on or off, access the menu and change the Date/Time mode. page 37
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Initial Setting : System Menu Setting
Setting the Clock (Clock Set)
 Clock setup works in Camera Mode/Player Mode/M.Cam Mode/M.Player Mode. page 26
 The date/time is automatically recorded onto a disc. Before recording, please set the date/time.
1. Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC] or [CARD].
(VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
2. Set the [Power] switch to [
(Camera)] or [
(Player)].
3. Press the [MENU] button.
 The menu list will appear.
4. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <System>, then press the [Joystick].
5. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Clock Set>, then press the [Joystick].
 The day will be highlight first.
6. Move the [Joystick] up or down to set current day, then press the [Joystick].
 The day will be highlighted.
 To adjust the clock, select the Year, Month, Day, Hour, or Min by pressing the
[Joystick], then move the [Joystick] up or down to set respective values.
7. You can set the month, year, hour, and minute following the same procedure after
setting the day.
8. Press the [Joystick] after setting minute.
 A message <Complete!> is displayed.
9. To exit, press the [MENU] button.
Notes
 After the Lithium Battery loses its charge (after about 6 months), the date/time appears
on the screen as 00:00 01.JAN.2007.
 You can set the year up to 2040.
 If the Lithium Battery is not installed, data inputted will not be backed up.
 Display illustrations in this manual
OSD illustrations of VP-DC175WB are used in this manual. Some of the OSD items
shown in this manual may differ slightly from the actual items on your DVD Camcorder.
4
Camera Mode
►System
Clock Set
Beep Sound
►On
Language
►English
Demonstration ►On
Move OK Select
5
Camera Mode
►System
Clock Set
Beep Sound
Language
Demonstration
MENU Exit
01 JAN 2007
00 : 00
Adjust OK Select
8
Camera Mode
►System
Clock Set
Beep Sound
Language
Demonstration
Move
MENU Exit
01 JAN 2007
00 : 00
Complete!
OK Select
MENU Exit
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Initial Setting : System Menu Setting
Setting the Wireless Remote Control Acceptance (Remote)
(VP-DC172W/DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
 The Remote function works in Camera Mode/Player Mode/M.Cam Mode/M.Player Mode. page 26
 The Remote function allows you to enable or disable the remote control for use with the DVD Camcorder.
1. Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC] or [CARD].
(VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
2. Set the [Power] switch to [
(Camera)] or [
4
(Player)].
3. Press the [MENU] button.
 The menu list will appear.
4. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <System>, then press the [Joystick].
►On
►On
►English
►On
Move OK Select
6
5. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Remote>, then press the [Joystick].
6. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <On> or <Off>, then press the [Joystick].
7. To exit, press the [MENU] button.
Note
If you set the Remote to Off in the menu and try to use it, the remote control icon (
blink for 3 seconds on the LCD Screen and then disappear.
Camera Mode
►System
Clock Set
Remote
Beep Sound
Language
Demonstration
) will
Camera Mode
►System
Clock Set
Remote
Beep Sound
Language
Demonstration
Move
MENU Exit
Off
On
OK Select
MENU Exit
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Initial Setting : System Menu Setting
Setting the Beep Sound (Beep Sound)
 The Beep Sound function works in Camera Mode/Player Mode/M.Cam Mode/M.Player Mode. page 26
 You can turn the Beep Sound on or off, when on, each press of a button sounds a beep.
1. Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC] or [CARD].
(VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
2. Set the [Power] switch to [
(Camera)] or [
4
(Player)].
3. Press the [MENU] button.
 The menu list will appear.
4. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <System>, then press the [Joystick].
5. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Beep Sound>, then press the [Joystick].
6. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <On> or <Off>, then press the [Joystick].
7. To exit, press the [MENU] button.
Camera Mode
►System
Clock Set
Beep Sound
►On
Language
►English
Demonstration ►On
Move OK Select
6
Camera Mode
►System
Clock Set
Beep Sound
Language
Demonstration
MENU Exit
Off
On
Move OK Select
MENU Exit
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Initial Setting : System Menu Setting
Setting the Shutter Sound (Shutter Sound)
(VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
 The Shutter Sound function works only in M.Cam Mode. page 26
 You can turn the Shutter Sound on or off, when on, with each press of the [PHOTO] button the Shutter will sound.
1. Set the [Mode] switch to [CARD].
2. Set the [Power] switch to [
4
(Camera)].
3. Press the [MENU] button.
 The menu list will appear.
4. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <System>, then press the [Joystick].
5. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Shutter Sound>, then press the [Joystick].
6. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <On> or <Off>, then press the [Joystick].
7. To exit, press the [MENU] button.
M.Cam Mode
►System
Clock Set
Beep Sound
►On
Shutter Sound ►On
Language
►English
Move OK Select
6
M.Cam Mode
►System
Clock Set
Beep Sound
Shutter Sound
Language
MENU Exit
Off
On
Move OK Select
MENU Exit
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Initial Setting : System Menu Setting
Selecting the OSD Language (Language)
 The Language function works in Camera Mode/Player Mode/M.Cam Mode/M.Player Mode. page 26
 You can select the desired language to display the menu screen and the messages.
1. Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC] or [CARD].
(VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
2. Set the [Power] switch to [
(Camera)] or [
4
(Player)].
3. Press the [MENU] button.
 The menu list will appear.
4. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <System>, then press the [Joystick].
Camera Mode
►System
Clock Set
Beep Sound
►On
Language
►English
Demonstration ►On
Move OK Select
MENU Exit
5. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Language>, then press the [Joystick].
 The available language options are listed.
6. 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.
7. To exit, press the [MENU] button.
Note
Language options may be changed without prior notice.
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Initial Setting : System Menu Setting
Viewing the Demonstration (Demonstration)
 The Demonstration function may only be used in the Camera Mode with no disc inserted in the unit. page 26
 Before you begin: Make sure that there is no disc inserted in the DVD Camcorder. page 41
 Demonstration automatically shows you the major functions that are included with your DVD Camcorder so that you may
use them more easily.
 The Demonstration operates repeatedly until it is switched off.
1. Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC].
(VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
2. Set the [Power] switch to [
4
(Camera)].
3. Press the [MENU] button.
 The menu list will appear.
4. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <System>, then press the [Joystick].
5. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Demonstration>, then press the [Joystick].
6. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <On>, then press the [Joystick].
7. To quit the Demonstration, press the [Joystick].
Note
If you press other buttons (FADE, C.NITE, EASY.Q, MF/AF, etc.) during the Demonstration
operation, the Demonstration function will be deactivated and the function of the button
pressed will be activated.
Camera Mode
►System
Clock Set
Beep Sound
►On
Language
►English
Demonstration ►On
Move OK Select
6
Camera Mode
►System
Clock Set
Beep Sound
Language
Demonstration
MENU Exit
Off
On
Move OK Select
MENU Exit
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Initial Setting : Display Menu Setting
Adjusting the LCD Screen (LCD Bright/LCD Colour)
 Adjusting the LCD Screen works in Camera Mode/Player Mode/M.Cam Mode/M.Player Mode. page 26
 Your DVD Camcorder is equipped with a 2.5 inch (VP-DC171(i)/DC171Bi/DC173(i) only) / 2.7 inch wide (VP-DC171W(i)/
DC171WB/DC172W/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only) colour Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) Screen, which
enables you to view what you are recording or playing back directly.
 Depending on the conditions under which you are using the DVD Camcorder (indoors or outdoors for example), you can
adjust;
- LCD Bright
- LCD Colour
1. Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC] or [CARD].
(VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
2. Set the [Power] switch to [
(Camera)] or [
4
(Player)].
3. Press the [MENU] button.
 The menu list will appear.
4. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Display>, then press the [Joystick].
5. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select the item you want to adjust (LCD Bright or
LCD Colour), then press the [Joystick].
6. Move the [Joystick] left or right to adjust the value of the selected item (LCD Bright or
LCD Colour), then press the [Joystick].
 You can set values for <LCD Bright> and <LCD Colour> between <00> ~ <35>.
7. To exit, press the [MENU] button.
 Adjusting the LCD Screen does not affect the brightness and colour of the image to
be recorded.
Camera Mode
►Display
LCD Bright
LCD Colour
Date/Time
TV Display
►Off
►On
Move OK Select
6
Camera Mode
►Display
LCD Bright
LCD Colour
Date/Time
TV Display
Adjust OK Select
MENU Exit
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MENU Exit
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Initial Setting : Display Menu Setting
Displaying the Date/Time (Date/Time)
 The Date/Time function works in Camera Mode/Player Mode/M.Cam Mode/M.Player Mode. page 26
 The date and time are automatically recorded on a special data area of the disc.
1. Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC] or [CARD].
(VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
2. Set the [Power] switch to [
(Camera)] or [
4
(Player)].
3. Press the [MENU] button.
 The menu list will appear.
4. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Display>, then press the [Joystick].
5. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Date/Time>, then press the [Joystick].
6. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select the Date/Time display type, then press the
[Joystick].
 Date/Time display type: <Off>, <Date>, <Time>, <Date&Time>.
Camera Mode
►Display
LCD Bright
LCD Colour
Date/Time
TV Display
Move OK Select
6
Camera Mode
►Display
LCD Bright
LCD Colour
Date/Time
TV Display
7. To exit, press the [MENU] button.
Notes
 The Date/Time will read 00:00 01.JAN.2007 in the following conditions.
- During playback of a blank section of a disc.
- If the disc was recorded before setting the Clock function in the DVD Camcorder.
- When the Lithium Battery becomes weak or dead.
 Before you use the Date/Time function, you must set the clock. page 30
►Off
►On
Move
MENU Exit
Off
Date
Time
Date&Time
OK Select
MENU Exit
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Initial Setting : Display Menu Setting
Setting the TV Display (TV Display)
 The TV Display function works in Camera Mode/Player Mode/M.Cam Mode/M.Player Mode. page 26
 You can select the output path of the OSD (On Screen Display).
This allows you to set the OSD for viewing on the viewfinder, LCD screen or an external TV.
Use the [DISPLAY] button to turn the OSD on/off on the LCD Screen/Viewfinder/TV.
1. Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC] or [CARD].
(VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
2. Set the [Power] switch to [
(Camera)] or [
4
(Player)].
3. Press the [MENU] button.
 The menu list will appear.
4. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Display>, then press the [Joystick].
5. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <TV Display>, then press the [Joystick].
6. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <On> or <Off>, then press the [Joystick].
 <Off>: The OSD appears in the LCD Screen and Viewfinder only.
 <On>: The OSD appears in the LCD Screen, Viewfinder and TV. pages 84~87
7. To exit, press the [MENU] button.
Note
When the TV Display is set to Off, the menu does not appear on the TV screen also.
Camera Mode
►Display
LCD Bright
LCD Colour
Date/Time
TV Display
►Off
►On
Move OK Select
6
Camera Mode
►Display
LCD Bright
LCD Colour
Date/Time
TV Display
Move
MENU Exit
Off
On
OK Select
MENU Exit
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DVD Camcorder: Before Recording
Using the Viewfinder
 You can view pictures through the viewfinder to avoid running down the battery, or to see correct images when the picture
on the LCD Screen is poor.
(Camera)] or [
(Player)] mode, the Viewfinder will work when the LCD Screen is closed.
 In the [
Adjusting the Focus
The focus adjustment knob of the Viewfinder enables individuals with vision problems to see
clearer images.
1. Close the LCD Screen.
2. Use the Focus Adjustment Knob of the Viewfinder to focus the picture.
Caution
Do not lift the DVD Camcorder by the viewfinder or LCD screen as it may cause you to drop it.
Note
Viewing the sun or any strong light source through the Viewfinder for a prolonged period may be harmful, or cause temporary impairment.
Using the LCD ENHANCER
 The LCD ENHANCER function works in Camera Mode/Player Mode/M.Cam Mode/M.Player Mode. page 26
 It enhances the contrast discrimination for a clear and bright image. This effect is also implemented even in the outdoors
with bright daylight.
1. Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC] or [CARD].
STBY SP 0:00:00 -RW
3
(VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi
20 min VR
only)
2. Set the [Power] switch to [
(Camera)] or [
(Player)].
16:9 Wide
3. Press the [LCD ENHANCER] button.
 LCD ENHANCER icon ( ) is displayed.
4. To exit LCD ENHANCER, press the [LCD ENHANCER]
button again.
Note
LCD ENHANCER function does not affect the quality of the image to be recorded.
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DVD Camcorder: Before Recording
Various Recording Techniques
 In some situations, different recording techniques may be required for more dramatic results.
1. General recording.
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2
3
4
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.
5. Recording with the Viewfinder.
In circumstances where it is difficult to use the LCD
Screen, the Viewfinder can be used as a convenient
alternative.
Note
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 DVD Camcorder.
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DVD Camcorder: Before Recording
H
P
O
T
O
Inserting and Removing a Disc
 When inserting a disc or closing the disc cover, do not apply excessive force. It may cause
a malfunction.
 You cannot open the disc cover while loading.
 Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC] (VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi
only) and the [Power] switch to [
(Camera)] to view menus and messages displayed on
the LCD Screen. page 28
Inserting a Disc
1. Push the [OPEN] switch in the direction of the arrow.
 The disc cover will partially open.
2. Gently open the cover the rest of the way by hand.
3. Push the disc into the disc compartment until a click is heard.
 The recording side of the disc must face the inside of the DVD Camcorder.
 Do not touch the pickup lens.
4. Gently push the section marked [PUSH CLOSE] on the disc cover to close it.
 Once inserted, the disc is recognised and the [ACCESS] indicator blinks. Do not cut off the
power supply during this time. Do not shake nor apply impact. It may cause a malfunction.
1
3
4
Notes
 Move the Hand Strap so it does not interfere with inserting or ejecting the disc.
 The disc cover can be opened when the device is connected to an AC power adapter or the
battery pack, even if the power is off.
Caution
This product utilizes a laser. Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedu res other than those
specified herein may result in hazardous radiation exposure. Do not open covers and do not look inside the
product if interlock mechanism is damaged.
pickup lens
Warning
Be careful not to damage the interlock mechanism.
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DVD Camcorder: Before Recording
When using a New Disc: Formatting a new Disc
Formatting may be required if a new disc is inserted.
Recognition of the disc will start.
For a DVD-R/+R DL disc: Formatting will automatically begin.
For a DVD-RW disc: You are prompted with the <Disc is not formatted. Format?> message.
Differences between
Video and VR mode
Video (Video Mode) : If the disc has been finalised, you will be able to
play the disc on most DVD Players/Recorders.
VR (VR Mode) : You can edit the disc on a DVD Camcorder, but
playback is only possible on a DVD Recorder that supports VR mode.
SP
Disc is not formatted.
Format?
Cancel
VR
Video
 Refer to page 11 for Finalised disc compatibility.
Move the [Joystick] left or right to select <Video> or <VR>, then press [Joystick].
 Please refer to page 123 for disc type descriptions and usage.
<When a DVD-RW disc is formatted.>
 Upon completion, the <Complete!> message will appear.
 If you select <Cancel>, the <Not formatted!> warning message will appear.
Formatting a new disc is required to record on it. To format later, use the <Disc Manager> menu. page 79
For a DVD+RW disc: You are prompted with the <Disc format? All files will be deleted!> message.
Move the [Joystick] left or right to select <Yes>, then press [Joystick].
 Upon completion the <Complete!> message will appear.
 If you select <No>, the <Not formatted!> warning message will appear.
Formatting a new disc is required to record on it. To format later, use the <Disc Manager> menu. page 79
Removing a Disc
1. Push the [OPEN] switch in the direction of the arrow.
 The disc cover will partially open.
2. Gently open the cover the rest of the way by hand.
3. Remove the disc.
 While pushing down the centre portion of the disc spindle, pick up the disc by the edges to remove.
4. Gently push the section marked [PUSH CLOSE] on the disc cover to close it.
Note
The Finalise/Format functions are not available at battery level
and
.
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DVD Camcorder: Before Recording
Selecting the Record Mode (Rec Mode)
 The Record Mode function works in both Camera Mode and Player Mode. page 26
 This DVD Camcorder can film in the XP (extra play), the SP (standard play) and the LP (long play) modes.
The SP mode is set as the factory default.
1. Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC].
(VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
(Camera)] or [
(Player)].
2. Set the [Power] switch to [
3. Press the [MENU] button.
 The menu list will appear.
4. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Record>, then press the [Joystick].
5. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Rec Mode>, then press the [Joystick].
6. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select the desired record mode (XP, SP or LP), then
press the [Joystick].
7. To exit, press the [MENU] button.
 The icon of the selected mode is displayed.
4
Camera Mode
►Record
Rec Mode
Wind Cut
Move
6
►SP
►Off
OK Select
Camera Mode
►Record
Rec Mode
Wind Cut
MENU Exit
XP
SP
LP
Recording Times based on Disc Type
XP
*SP
*LP
DVD-RW/+RW/-R (1.4G)
Approx. 20min
Approx. 30min
Approx. 60min
DVD+R DL (2.6G)
Approx. 35min
Approx. 53min
Approx.106min
* Recorded files are encoded with Variable Bit Rate (VBR).
 The recording times shown above are approximate and depend on the recording
environment (i.e. lighting conditions).
 VBR is an encoding system that automatically adjusts the bit rate according to the
recording image.
Move
7
OK Select
MENU Exit
STBY XP
0:00:00 -RW
20 min VR
16:9 Wide
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PH
O
Making your First Recording
OT
DVD Camcorder: Basic Recording
1. Connect a power source to the DVD Camcorder. pages 21, 25
2
1
 (A Battery Pack or a AC Power adapter)
 Insert a disc. page 41
2. Remove the Lens Cover.
3. Open the LCD Screen
 Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC].
(VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
(Camera)].
 Set the [Power] switch to [
Make sure that <STBY> is displayed.
 Make sure the image you want to record appears on
3
4 5
4 5
the LCD Screen or Viewfinder.
 Make sure the Battery Level indicates that there is enough
remaining power for your expected recording time.
4. To start recording, press the [Record Start/Stop] button.
 <REC> is displayed on the LCD Screen.
The record mode, recording time, the disc type, the format mode, and the title scene
REC  SP 0:00:20 -RW
number are displayed on the LCD Screen.
30 min VR
5. To stop recording, press the [Record Start/Stop] button again.
001
 <STBY> is displayed on the LCD screen after blinking.
 If you press the [Record Start/Stop] button to record again, a new title scene will be
16:9 Wide
created. The title scene number will not appear in the STBY mode but in the REC mode.
Tip
This DVD Camcorder has two [Record Start/Stop] buttons on both the rear and LCD frame.
Use any of those for convenient recording.
Notes
 Playing title scenes. page 64
 Up to 253 title scenes can be created on DVD-R/+RW/+R DL/-RW(Video Mode)discs, and up to 999 on DVD-RW(VR Mode).
 Detach the Battery Pack when you have finished recording to prevent unnecessary battery power consumption.
 If the power cable/batteries are disconnected, or recording is disabled during recording, an error message will appear and the
system is switched to the data recovery mode.
While data is being recovered, no other function is enabled. After data recovery, the system will be switched to the STBY mode.
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DVD Camcorder: Basic Recording
Recording with Ease for Beginners (EASY.Q Mode)
 The EASY.Q function works only in Camera Mode. page 26
 The EASY.Q function allows a beginner to easily make good recordings.
1. Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC].
(VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
2. Set the [Power] switch to [
(Camera)].
3. By pressing the [EASY.Q] button, all functions on the DVD Camcorder will be set to
off and the recording settings will be set to the following basic modes (DIS, AF(Auto
Focus), AWB(Auto White Balance), AE(Auto Exposure)) On.
 The word <EASY.Q> and DIS ( ) appear on the display at the same time.
4. Press the [Record Start/Stop] button to start recording.
 Recording will begin using the basic automatic settings.
5. Press the [EASY.Q] button again in the STBY mode to turn the EASY.Q mode off.
 The EASY.Q function will not turn off while you are recording.
 The DVD Camcorder will return to the settings that were set prior to activating EASY.Q
mode.
Notes
 Unavailable buttons during operation
During operation EASY.Q, the following buttons are unavailable because the items are
automatically set. The corresponding messages may appear if unavailable operations are
attempted.
- [MENU] button
- [C.NITE] button
- [Q.MENU] button
- [MF/AF] button, etc.
 The EASY.Q mode settings are released when the Battery Pack is removed from the DVD
Camcorder and must be reset when the Battery Pack is replaced.
 16:9 Wide is not available in the EASY.Q mode. (VP-DC171(i)/DC171Bi/DC173(i) only)
 Digital Effect and Digital Zoom is not available in the EASY.Q mode.
3
STBY SP
0:00:00 -RW
30 min VR
16:9 Wide
4
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DVD Camcorder: Basic Recording
Zooming In and Out
The Zoom function works in both Camera Mode and M.Cam Mode. page 26
Zooming is a recording technique that lets you change the size of the subject in a scene.
You can zoom using variable zoom speeds.
Use these features for different shots. Please note that over-use of the zoom feature can lead to unprofessional looking
results and a reduction of battery usage time.
 This DVD Camcorder allows you to record using optical 34x(VP-DC171(i)/DC171Bi/DC171W(i)/DC171WB/DC172W/
DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i) only) or 26x(VP-DC575WB/DC575Wi only) power zoom and digital zoom.




1. Move the [Zoom] lever or press the [Zoom] button slightly for a
gradual zoom, move it further for a high-speed zoom.
 Your zooming is monitored on the OSD.
2. [T] (Telephoto) side: Subject appears closer.
3. [W] (Wide angle) side: Subject appears farther away.
 You can record a subject that is about 10mm (about 0.5 inch)
away from the lens surface in the Wide position.
TELE
WIDE
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DVD Camcorder: Basic Recording
Using the Fade In and Out (FADE)
 The Fade function works only in Camera Mode. page 26
 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.
3
To Start Recording
4
5
To Stop Recording
6
a. Fade Out (Approx. 4 seconds)
0:00:00 -RW
30 min VR
REC  SP
0:00:20 -RW
30 min VR
001
REC  SP
0:00:30 -RW
30 min VR

1. Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC].
(VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
2. Set the [Power] switch to [
(Camera)].
3. Before recording, move the [Joystick] up and hold.
 The picture and sound gradually disappear (fade out).
4. Press the [Record Start/Stop] button and at the same time
release the [Joystick].
 Recording starts and the picture and sound gradually appear (fade in).
5. When you wish to stop recording, move the [Joystick] up and hold.
 The picture and sound gradually disappear (fade out).
6. When the picture has disappeared, move the [Record Start/Stop]
button to stop recording.
STBY SP


001
STBY SP

0:00:40 -RW
30 min VR
Move the [Joystick] up and hold.
a. Fade Out
Gradual disappearance
Gradual appearance
b. Fade In
Release the [Joystick]
b. Fade In (Approx. 4 seconds)
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DVD Camcorder: Basic Recording
Using Back Light Compensation Mode (BLC)
 BLC works in both Camera Mode and M.Cam Mode. page 26
 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.
<BLC Off>
1. Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC] or [CARD].
(VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
2. Set the [Power] switch to [
<BLC On>
6
(Camera)].
3. Press the [MENU] button.
 The menu list will appear.
4. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Camera>, then press the [Joystick].
5. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <BLC>, then press the [Joystick].
Camera Mode
►Camera
▲
DIS
BLC
Digital Zoom
Move
7
6. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <On>, then press the [Joystick].
7. To exit, press the [MENU] button.
 BLC icon ( ) is displayed.
Off
On
OK Select
MENU Exit
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 You can directly access the BLC function by using the [Q.MENU] button. page 27
 The BLC function will not operate in EASY.Q mode.
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Using the Colour Nite
 Colour Nite function works only in Camera Mode. page 26
 You can make the subject recorded appear to be in slow motion by controlling the
shutter speed, or a brighter image in dark places without a compromise in colours.
 Please disable 16:9 Wide mode to use the Colour Nite function. (VP-DC171W(i)/
DC171WB/DC172W/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only) page 60
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1. Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC].
(VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
2. Set the [Power] switch to [
(VP-DC171(i)/DC171Bi/DC171W(i)/
DC171WB/DC172W/DC173(i) only)
(Camera)].
3. Press the [C.NITE] (VP-DC171(i)/DC171Bi/DC171W(i)/DC171WB/DC172W/DC173(i)
only) or [C.NITE/LIGHT] (VP-DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only) button.
3
4. Each time you press the [C.NITE] (VP-DC171(i)/DC171Bi/DC171W(i)/DC171WB/
DC172W/DC173(i) only) or [C.NITE/LIGHT] (VP-DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/
DC575Wi only) button, shutter speed is changed to;
 <Color N. 1/25>, <Color N. 1/13> and off.
(VP-DC171(i)/DC171Bi/DC171W(i)/DC171WB/DC172W/DC173(i) only)
 <Color N. 1/25>, <Color N. 1/13>, <Color N. 1/13( )> and off.
(VP-DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
Notes
 When using Colour Nite, the image takes on a slow motion like effect.
 When using Colour Nite, the focus adjusts slowly and white dots may appear on the
screen, this is not a defect.
 Colour Nite function is not available with the following functions: 16:9 Wide, Program
AE, Shutter, Exposure, Digital Zoom, Mosaic, Mirror, Emboss2 and Pastel2.
 If DIS is set, Colour Nite mode will be released.
(VP-DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/
DC575Wi only)
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Using the LIGHT (VP-DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only)




The LIGHT function works only in Camera Mode. page 26
The LIGHT enables you to record a subject in dark places.
The LIGHT can be used with Colour Nite function only.
Please disable 16:9 Wide mode to use this function. page 60
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1. Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC].
2. Set the [Power] switch to [
(Camera)].
3. Press the [C.NITE/LIGHT] button until <Color N. 1/13(
)> appears.
Danger
 The LIGHT can become extremely hot.
 Do not touch it while in operation or soon after turning it off, otherwise serious injury may
result.
 Do not place the DVD 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.
Notes
 The LIGHT will not turn on or off while you are recording.
 The range of the LIGHT is limited. (up to 6.6ft (2m))
 16:9 Wide mode is not available in the LIGHT mode.
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DVD Camcorder: Advanced Recording
Cutting Off Wind Noise (Wind Cut)
 The Wind Cut function works only in Camera Mode. page 26
 Use the Wind Cut when recording in windy places such as the beach or near buildings.
 The Wind Cut function minimizes wind noise or other noise while recording.
- When the Wind Cut is on, some low pitched tones are eliminated along with the sound of the wind.
1. Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC].
(VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
2. Set the [Power] switch to [
4
(Camera)].
Camera Mode
►Record
Rec Mode
Wind Cut
►SP
►Off
3. Press the [MENU] button.
4. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Record>, then press the [Joystick].
5. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Wind Cut>, then press the [Joystick].
6. To activate the Wind Cut function, move the [Joystick] up or down to select <On>,
then press the [Joystick].
Move
6
7. To exit, press the [MENU] button.
 Wind Cut icon ( ) is displayed.
Note
Make sure Wind Cut is set to Off when you want the microphone to be as sensitive as
possible.
OK Select
Camera Mode
►Record
Rec Mode
Wind Cut
Move
7
MENU Exit
Off
On
OK Select
MENU Exit
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DVD Camcorder: Advanced Recording
Setting the Shutter Speed & Exposure (Shutter/Exposure)
 The Shutter Speed function works only in Camera Mode. page 26
The Shutter Speed refers to to the amount of time it takes the shutter to open and close. The faster the speed is set, the less light
enters the lens.
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 The Exposure function works in both Camera Mode and M.Cam Mode. page 26
Camera Mode
Setting the Exposure allows you to adjust the amount of light that enters the lens.
►Camera
Program AE
►Auto
1. Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC] or [CARD].
White Balance ►Auto
(VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
Digital Effect
►Off
(Camera)].
2. Set the [Power] switch to [
Shutter
►Auto
3. Press the [MENU] button.
Exposure
►Auto
16:9 Wide
►On
 The menu list will appear.
4. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Camera>, then press the [Joystick].
Move OK Select MENU Exit
5. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Shutter> or <Exposure>, then press the [Joystick].
6. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Manual>, then press the [Joystick].
5
7. Move the [Joystick] left or right to select the desired shutter speed or exposure value, then
Camera Mode
►Camera
press the [Joystick].
Program AE
 Shutter speed can be set to <1/50>, <1/120>, <1/250>, <1/500>, <1/1000>, <1/2000>,
White Balance
<1/4000> or <1/10000> of a second.
Digital Effect
 Exposure value can be set between <00> and <29>.
Shutter
Auto
8. To exit, press the [MENU] button.
Exposure
Manual
16:9 Wide
 Selected settings are displayed.
Move OK Select MENU Exit
Recommended Shutter Speeds When Recording
 Outdoor sports such as golf or tennis: 1/2000 or 1/4000
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 Moving cars or trains or other rapidly moving vehicles such as roller coasters: 1/1000, 1/500
S.1/50
or 1/250
 Indoor sports such as basketball: 1/120
Adjusting the Exposure When Recording
 When you set the Exposure to Manual, the amount of light that enters the lens can be
adjusted to match the surrounding light conditions.
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Notes
 You can directly access the Shutter and Exposure function by using the [Q.MENU] button. page 27
 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 DVD 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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DVD Camcorder: Advanced Recording
Auto Focus / Manual Focus
 The Auto Focus/Manual Focus function works in both Camera Mode and
M.Cam Mode. page 26
 In most situations, it is better to use the automatic focus feature, as it
enables you to concentrate on the creative side of your recording.
 Manual focusing may be necessary under certain conditions that make
automatic focusing difficult or unreliable.
Auto Focus
a
b
c
d
 If you are inexperienced in the use of DVD Camcorders, we recommend that
you use Auto Focus.
Manual Focus
 In the following situations, you may obtain better results by adjusting the
focus manually.
a. A picture containing several objects, some close to the DVD Camcorder, others further away.
b. A person enveloped in fog or surrounded by snow.
c. Very shiny or glossy surfaces like a car.
d. People or objects moving constantly or quickly like an athlete or a crowd.
1. Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC] or [CARD].
(VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
2. Set the [Power] switch to [
(Camera)].
3. Press the [MF/AF] button.
 The manual focus icon ( ) will blink.
4. Focus with the [Joystick].
 Moving the [Joystick] left will focus on the foreground image while moving the [Joystick]
right will focus on the background image.
5. To exit, press the [MF/AF] button.
Note
Manual Focus is not available in the EASY.Q mode.
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DVD Camcorder: Advanced Recording
Programmed Automatic Exposure Modes (Program AE)
 The Program AE function works only in Camera Mode. page 26
 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.
 <Auto ( )> mode
- Auto balance between the subject and the background.
- To be used in normal conditions.
- The shutter speed automatically varies from 1/50 to 1/250 per second, depending on the
scene.
 <Sports ( )> mode
For recording people or objects moving quickly.
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 <Portrait ( )> mode
- For focusing on the background of the subject, when the background is out of focus.
- The Portrait mode is most effective when used outdoors.
- The shutter speed automatically varies from 1/50 to 1/1000 per second.
 <Spotlight ( )> mode
For recording correctly when there is only light on the subject and not the rest of the picture.
 <Sand/Snow ( )> mode
For recording when people or objects are darker than the background because of reflected light from sand or snow.
 <High Speed ( )> (High Shutter Speed) mode
For recording fast-moving subjects such as players in golf or tennis games.
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DVD Camcorder: Advanced Recording
Setting the Program AE
1. Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC].
(VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
2. Set the [Power] switch to [
4
(Camera)].
3. Press the [MENU] button.
 The menu list will appear.
4. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Camera>, then press the [Joystick].
5. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Program AE>, then press the [Joystick].
 The available options are listed.
Move
6
6. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select desired program AE option, then press the
[Joystick].
7. To exit, press the [MENU] button.
 The icon of the selected mode is displayed.
 When the <Auto> mode is selected, no icon is displayed.
Notes
 You can directly access the Program AE function by using the [Q.MENU] button.
page 27
 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. page 52
Camera Mode
►Camera
Program AE
White Balance
Digital Effect
Shutter
Exposure
16:9 Wide
OK Select
Camera Mode
►Camera
Program AE
White Balance
Digital Effect
Shutter
Exposure
16:9 Wide
Move
7
►Auto
►Auto
►Off
►Auto
►Auto
►On
▼
MENU Exit
A
Auto
Sports
Portrait
Spotlight
Sand/Snow
High Speed
OK Select
MENU Exit
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DVD Camcorder: Advanced Recording
Setting the White Balance (White Balance)
 The White Balance function works in both Camera Mode and M.Cam Mode. page 26
 The White Balance is a recording function that preserves the unique image colour of the subject in any recording condition.
 You may select the appropriate White Balance mode to obtain good quality image colour.
 Auto ( ): This mode is generally used to control the White Balance automatically.
 Indoor ( ): This controls the White Balance according to indoor ambience.
- Under halogen or studio/video lighting
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Camera Mode
- Subject is of one dominant colour
►Camera
- Close up
Program AE
►Auto
White Balance ►Auto
 Outdoor ( ): This controls the White Balance according to the outdoor ambience.
Digital Effect
►Off
- In daylight, especially for close up and where the subject is of one dominant colour.
Shutter
►Auto
Exposure
►Auto
 Custom WB ( ): This controls the White Balance according to the recording
16:9 Wide
►On
environment.
Move
1. Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC] or [CARD].
(VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
2. Set the [Power] switch to [
6
(Camera)].
3. Press the [MENU] button.
 The menu list will appear.
4. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Camera>, then press the [Joystick].
5. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <White Balance>, then press the [Joystick].
6. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select the desired mode (Auto, Indoor, Outdoor or
Custom WB), then press the [Joystick].
 Refer to page 57 for details on setting Custom WB.
7. To exit, press the [MENU] button.
 The icon of the selected mode is displayed.
 When the <Auto> mode is selected, no icon is displayed.
OK Select
Camera Mode
►Camera
Program AE
White Balance
Digital Effect
Shutter
Exposure
16:9 Wide
Move
7
MENU Exit
A
Auto
Indoor
Outdoor
Custom WB
▼
OK Select
MENU Exit
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DVD Camcorder: Advanced Recording
Setting the Custom White Balance
 You can adjust the white balance as you wish based on the recording environment.
1. Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC] or [CARD].
(VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
2. Set the [Power] switch to [
6
(Camera)].
3. Press the [MENU] button.
 The menu list will appear.
4. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Camera>, then press the [Joystick].
Camera Mode
►Camera
Program AE
White Balance
Digital Effect
Shutter
Exposure
16:9 Wide
Move
A
Auto
Indoor
Outdoor
Custom WB
▼
OK Select
MENU Exit
5. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <White Balance>, then press the [Joystick].
6. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Custom WB>, then press the [Joystick].
 The <Set White Balance> will blink.
Set White Balance
7. Place the subject under the desired lighting, then press the [Joystick].
 The <Set White Balance> will disappear and the white balance setting will
commence.
8. To exit, press the [MENU] button.
 Custom WB icon ( ) is displayed.
Notes
 You can directly access the White Balance function by using the [Q.MENU] button.
page 27
 The White Balance function will not operate in EASY.Q mode.
 Turn the Digital Zoom off (if necessary) to set a more accurate white balance.
 Reset the white balance if lighting conditions change.
 During normal outdoor recording, setting to Auto may provide better results.
OK Select
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DVD Camcorder: Advanced Recording
Applying Digital Effects (Digital Effect)
The Digital Effect function works only in Camera Mode. page 26
The Digital Effects enable you to give a creative look to your recording.
Select the appropriate Digital Effect for the type of picture that you wish to record and the effect you wish to create.
There are 10 Digital Effect modes.
<Art> mode
1
2
This mode gives the images a coarse effect.
2. <Mosaic> mode
This mode gives the images a mosaic effect.
3. <Sepia> mode
3
4
This mode gives the images a reddish-brown pigment.




1.
4. <Negative> mode
This mode reverses the colours, creating a negative image.
5. <Mirror> mode
This mode cuts the picture in half, using a mirror effect.
6. <BLK & WHT> mode
This mode changes the images to black and white.
7. <Emboss1> mode
This mode creates a 3D effect (embossing).
8. <Emboss2> mode
This mode creates a 3D effect (embossing) on the surrounding area of an
image.
9. <Pastel1> mode
This mode applies a pale pastel drawing effect to an image.
10. <Pastel2> mode
This mode applies a pale pastel drawing effect to surrounding area of an image.
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6
7
8
9
10
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DVD Camcorder: Advanced Recording
Selecting the Digital Effects
1. Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC].
(VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
2. Set the [Power] switch to [
4
(Camera)].
3. Press the [MENU] button.
 The menu list will appear.
4. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Camera>, then press the [Joystick].
5. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Digital Effect>, then press the [Joystick].
6. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select the desired Digital Effect option, then press
the [Joystick].
 The display mode is set to the selected mode.
7. To exit, press the [MENU] button.
Camera Mode
►Camera
Program AE
White Balance
Digital Effect
Shutter
Exposure
16:9 Wide
Move
6
OK Select
Camera Mode
►Camera
Program AE
White Balance
Digital Effect
Shutter
Exposure
16:9 Wide
Move
Notes
7
 The Mosaic, Mirror, Emboss2, or Pastel2 mode is not available while DIS or Colour
Nite is in use.
 Digital Effect modes are not available while EASY.Q is in use.
 Once DIS, EASY.Q, Colour Nite is set, Mosaic, Mirror, Emboss2, or Pastel2 mode
will be released.
Art
 Digital Zoom is not available in the Mosaic, Mirror, Emboss2, or Pastel2 mode.
 Mirror mode is not available in the 16:9 Wide mode. (VP-DC171W(i)/DC171WB/
DC172W/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
 Digital Effect modes other than Emboss2, Pastel2, Mirror or Mosaic mode is
available while DIS is in use.
 16:9 Wide mode is not available in the Digital Effects mode. (VP-DC171(i)/DC171Bi/DC173(i) only)
►Auto
►Auto
►Off
►Auto
►Auto
►On
▼
MENU Exit
Off
Art
Mosaic
Sepia
Negative
Mirror
OK Select
MENU Exit
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DVD Camcorder: Advanced Recording
Setting the 16:9 Wide mode (16:9 Wide)
 The 16:9 Wide function works only in Camera Mode. page 26
 Select to record a picture to be played back on a 16:9 Wide TV.
 16:9 Wide is the default setting for models VP-DC171W(i)/DC171WB/DC172W/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/
DC575Wi.
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Camera Mode
1. Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC].
►Camera
(VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
Program AE
2. Set the [Power] switch to [
White Balance
Digital Effect
Shutter
Exposure
16:9 Wide
(Camera)].
3. Press the [MENU] button.
 The menu list will appear.
4. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Camera>, then press the [Joystick].
5 Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <16:9 Wide>, then press the [Joystick].
6. 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>.
Move
7
▼
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On
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7. To exit, press the [MENU] button.
 The display mode is set to the selected mode.
Notes
 Mirror mode is not available in the 16:9 Wide mode. (VP-DC171W(i)/DC171WB/DC172W/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/
DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
 Digital Zoom and Colour Nite is not available in the 16:9 Wide mode. (VP-DC171W(i)/DC171WB/DC172W/DC175WB/
DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
 The 16:9 Wide mode is not available while DIS, EASY.Q or Digital Effect is in use. (VP-DC171(i)/DC171Bi/DC173(i) only)
 If you set Colour Nite, DIS, EASY.Q or Digital Effect while 16:9 Wide mode is set, 16:9 Wide mode will be released.
(VP-DC171(i)/DC171Bi/DC173(i) only)
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Setting the Digital Image Stabilizer (DIS)
 The DIS function works only in Camera Mode. page 26
 DIS (Digital Image Stabilizer) is a function that compensates for any shaking or hand movement while holding the DVD
Camcorder (within reasonable limits).
 It provides more stable pictures when:
- Recording with the zoom (Digital Zoom is not available in the DIS mode.)
- Recording a small object close-up
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Camera Mode
- Recording and walking at the same time
►Camera
- Recording through the window of a vehicle
Program AE
►Auto
White Balance ►Auto
1. Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC].
Digital Effect
►Off
(VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
Shutter
►Auto
Exposure
►Auto
2. Set the [Power] switch to [
(Camera)].
16:9 Wide
►On
3. Press the [MENU] button.
Move OK Select MENU Exit
 The menu list will appear.
4. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Camera>, then press the [Joystick].
6
Camera Mode
5 Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <DIS>, then press the [Joystick].
►Camera
6. To activate the DIS function, move the [Joystick] up or down to select <On>, then
DIS
Off
press the [Joystick].
BLC
On
Digital Zoom
 If you do not want to use the DIS function, set the <DIS> menu to <Off>.
7. To exit, press the [MENU] button.
 DIS icon ( ) is displayed.
Move OK Select MENU Exit
Notes
 You can directly access the DIS function by using the [Q.MENU] button. page 27
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30 min VR
DIS 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.
16:9 Wide
 EASY.Q mode automatically sets the DIS to On.
16:9
Wide
mode
is
not
available
in
the
DIS
mode.
(VP-DC171(i)/DC171Bi/DC173(i)
only)

 DIS function in 16:9 Wide mode may produce lower quality than in normal mode.
(VP-DC171W(i)/DC171WB/DC172W/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
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DVD Camcorder: Advanced Recording
Zooming In and Out with Digital Zoom (Digital Zoom)
 The Digital Zoom works only in Camera Mode. page 26
 Zooming more than 34x (VP-DC171(i)/DC171Bi/DC171W(i)/DC171WB/DC172W/DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i) only) or
26x (VP-DC575WB/DC575Wi only) is achieved digitally, up to 1200x when combined with optical zoom.
 The picture quality may deteriorate depending on how much you zoom in on the subject.
 Please disable 16:9 Wide mode to use this function. page 60
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Selecting the Digital Zoom
1. Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC].
(VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
2. Set the [Power] switch to [
(Camera)].
3. Press the [MENU] button.
 The menu list will appear.
4. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Camera>, then press the [Joystick].
5. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Digital Zoom>, then press the [Joystick].
6. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select desired zoom value (Off, 100x, 200x, 400x or
1200x), then press the [Joystick].
7. To exit, press the [MENU] button.
 When using the [Zoom] lever or [Zoom] button, an digital zoom indicator appears on
the screen.
Notes
 Maximum zooming may result in lower picture quality.
 Digital Zoom is not available while DIS, EASY.Q, Colour Nite, 16:9 Wide, Mosaic,
Mirror, Emboss2, or Pastel2 is in use.
 Once Colour Nite, EASY.Q, 16:9 Wide, Mosaic, Mirror, Emboss2, or Pastel2 is
selected, Digital Zoom mode will be released.
(The Digital Zoom mode will be backed up.)
 Once DIS is selected, Digital Zoom mode will be released.
Camera Mode
►Camera
Program AE
White Balance
Digital Effect
Shutter
Exposure
16:9 Wide
Move
6
►Auto
►Auto
►Off
►Auto
►Auto
►On
OK Select
Camera Mode
►Camera
▲
DIS
BLC
Digital Zoom
Move
7
W
MENU Exit
Off
100x
200x
400x
1200x
OK Select
MENU Exit
STBY SP
0:00:00 -RW
30 min VR
T
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DVD Camcorder: Thumbnail index and Playlist
What is the Thumbnail Index?
 The thumbnail index displays multiple titles scenes that have been
recorded.
 A title scene is created between the points where you start and stop a
recording. Once deleted, you cannot recover the title scene again.
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Current title scene/
Total title scenes
Thumbnail view
Previous page
Next page
What’s a Playlist? DVD-RW(VR mode)
 You can create a playlist on the same disc by gathering your favorite scene from the
recorded title scenes.
You can edit the playlist without changing the original recordings.
 Even if the playlist is deleted, the original title scenes remain undeleted.
 Up to 999 title scenes (chapters) can be registered on a playlist.
Example: You have recorded a few scenes on a DVD-RW in VR mode. You want to save the
original recording, but you also want to create a digest by putting your favorite scenes together.
In this case, you can create a playlist by selecting your favorite scenes, leaving the original
recording as it is.
A title scene is created between the points where you start and stop a recording.
Once deleted you cannot recover the title scene again.
Title scene 1
12.JAN.2007
Title scene 2
Title scene 3
Title scene 4
30.JAN.2007
Title scene 5
Title scene 6
Title scene 7
10:00
10:30
11:30
14:00
16:10
20:00
18:20
Playlist
[1/7]
Current playlist/
Total playlist
Playlist 1
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DVD Camcorder
Playing Title Scenes DVD-RW/+RW/-R/+R DL
The recorded title scenes are displayed as a thumbnail index (multiple images) on the LCD Screen. 4
You can find the desired scene quickly using this convenient index.
If the TFT LCD screen is closed, you can view the recording through the viewfinder.
Use the Playback related buttons on the DVD Camcorder or on the remote control. (VPDC172W/DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only) pages 65~66
1. Insert the disc you want to view.
2. Open the LCD Screen.
3. Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC].
(VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
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4. Set the [Power] switch to [
(Player)].
 The thumbnail index screen appears.
 To change the current thumbnail page, use the [Joystick] to highlight the thumbnail
page movement arrows then press the [Joystick] left or right to match the direction
of the arrow.
 Use the [MENU] button to adjust brightness or colour of the LCD Screen. page 36
5. Use the [Joystick] to select a title scene to be played, then press the [Joystick].
 To stop playback, move the [Joystick] down.
Note
During playback, a displayed image may be paused for a while until the next image to be shown.
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-RW
VR
001
Adjusting the Volume DVD-RW/+RW/-R/+R DL
 When you use the LCD Screen for playback, you can hear recorded sound from the built-in
speaker.
 When you hear sound once the disc is in play, use the [VOL ,] buttons 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.
► SP 0:00:01
-RW
VR
10
001
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DVD Camcorder
Various Functions while in Player Mode DVD-RW/+RW/-R/+R DL
 These functions work only in Player Mode. page 26
 Play, Still, Stop, Fast Forward, Rewind, Forward Skip, and Reverse Skip functions are accessible using the remote control.
(VP-DC172W/DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
 Slow playback is accessible only using the remote control. (VP-DC172W/DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/
DC575Wi only)
Playback/Still
 Press the [Joystick] to pause during playback.
 To resume playback, Press the [Joystick].
Skip Playback (Forward/Reverse)
 Move the [Joystick] left/right and hold during playback.
 When playing a disc, if you move the [Joystick] right and hold, it moves to the next scene.
If you Move the [Joystick] left and hold, it moves to the beginning of the scene. One
more press and hold makes it move to the beginning of the previous scene. If you move
the [Joystick] left and hold at a portion 3 seconds from the start of scene, it moves to the
beginning of the previous scene.
 Same as []/[] buttons on the remote control. (VP-DC172W/DC173(i)/DC175WB/
DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
Move the [Joystick] left and
hold one more time.
Portion being played back
Move the [Joystick] Move the [Joystick]
left and hold.
right and hold.
Move the [Joystick] right and
hold one more time.
scene 1
scene 2
scene 3
Move the [Joystick] right and hold.
Move the [Joystick] right and
hold one more time.
scene 2
scene 3
Portion being played back
Move the [Joystick] left and
hold one more time.
scene 1
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DVD Camcorder
Picture Search (Forward/Reverse)
 Moving the [Joystick] left/right once while a disc is playing back will increase the play
speed to approximately X2, and pressing twice plays at approx x16.
 When the number 1 appears on the OSD, it means X2 speed. When the number 2 appears on the
OSD, it means X16 speed.
 To resume normal playback, press the [Joystick].
 Same as []/[] buttons on the remote control. (VP-DC172W/DC173(i)/DC175WB/
DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
Slow Playback (Forward/Reverse) (VP-DC172W/DC173(i)/DC175WB/
DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
Forward Slow Playback
 Press the [|] button on the remote control during playback.
- To resume normal playback, press the [] button.
Notes
 No sound will be heard during picture search or slow playback.
 In forward slow or playback, a rapidly moving subject image may be distorted.
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DVD Camcorder
Deleting a Title Scene (Delete) DVD -RW/+RW
 Delete function works only in Player Mode. page 26
 Individual or all title scenes can be deleted.
1. Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC].
(VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
(Player)].
2. Set the [Power] switch to [
 The thumbnail index screen appears.
3. Press the [Q.MENU] button.
4. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Delete>, then press the [Joystick].
5. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Select> or <Select All>, then press the
[Joystick].
 Select: Deletes individual title scenes.
To delete individual title scenes, use the [Joystick] to select title scenes to delete,
then press the [Joystick].
The selected title scenes will be marked < >.
 Select All: Deletes all title scenes.
To delete all title scenes, simply press the [Joystick] after <Select All> is selected.
All title scenes will be marked with < >.
6. Move the [Joystick] up to select <Execute>, then press the [Joystick].
 The <Delete?> message will appear.
7. Move the [Joystick] left or right to select <Yes>, then press the [Joystick].
 All selected title scenes will be deleted.
 Related scenes in playlist will be deleted. (DVD-RW(VR mode only))
Note
A deleted title scenes can not be recovered.
4
[1/9]
Delete
Partial Delete
Select
Q.MENU Exit
5
Delete
[1/9]
Back
Execute
7
Delete
Execute
Back
Delete?
Yes
Move
No
OK Select
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DVD Camcorder
Deleting a Section of a Title Scene (Partial Delete) DVD-RW(VR mode)
 Partial Delete function works only in Player Mode. page 26
 A title scene can be partially deleted.
 The editing function only works on a DVD-RW (VR Mode).
You should format the DVD-RW to VR Mode before recording. page 42
1. Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC].
(VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
(Player)].
2. Set the [Power] switch to [
3. Press the [Q.MENU] button.
4. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Partial Delete>, then press the [Joystick].
5. Move the [Joystick] to select a title scene you want to delete partially from the thumbnail index
screen, then press the [Joystick].
 The Partial Delete screen will appear.
6. Use the [Joystick] to search the start point of deletion.
 Whenever you press the [Joystick] right, it toggles between forward at speed 1 and 2.
Whenever you press the [Joystick] left, it toggles between backward at speed 1 and 2.
(When the number 1 appears on the OSD, it means X2 speed. When the number 2 appears
on the OSD, it means X16 speed.)
 When you press the [Joystick] up, the picture will advance one frame.
When you press the [Joystick] down, the picture will go back one frame.
 Press the [Joystick] up and hold to play back the picture frame-by-frame forward .
Press the [Joystick] down and hold to play back the picture frame-by-frame backward.
7. Press the [Joystick] at the start point to pause the screen.
8. Use the [Joystick] to search the end point of deletion.
9. Press the [Joystick] at the end point to pause the screen, then press the [Joystick] again.
 The message <Partial Delete?> will appear.
10. Move the [Joystick] left or right to select <Yes>, then press the [Joystick].
 The selected part of the title scene will be deleted.
 Use the [Joystick] to select <Back>, then press the [Joystick] to return to the thumbnail
index screen.
Notes
 A deleted part of the title scene can not be recovered.
 When you press the [MENU] button during partial delete, it stops deleting and exits.
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[1/9]
Delete
Partial Delete
Q.MENU Exit
5
Partial Delete
001
SP 00:10:00 -RW
00:00:00
Play
8
Partial Delete
001
Frame
OK Check
SP 00:10:00 -RW
00:08:00
Play
9
Partial Delete
001
Frame
OK Check
SP 00:10:00 -RW
Partial Delete?
Yes
Play
Cancel
Frame
Exit
00:08:00
OK Delete
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DVD Camcorder: Playlist
Creating a New Playlist (New Playlist) DVD-RW(VR mode)
 This function works only in Player Mode. page 26
 The editing function only works on a DVD-RW (VR Mode).
You should format the DVD-RW to VR Mode before recording. page 42
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Playlist
5
Playlist
1. Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC].
(VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
(Player)].
2. Set the [Power] switch to [
 The thumbnail index screen appears.
Move
3. Move the [Joystick] up to highlight the thumbnail index screen icon ( ), then move the
[Joystick] right to highlight the playlist icon ( ).
 The playlist scenes will be displayed in the form of a thumbnail index.
 No thumbnail index is provided before creating a playlist.
4. Press the [Q.MENU] button.
5. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <New Playlist>, then press the [Joystick].
 The thumbnail index screen appears.
New Playlist
Delete
Q.MENU Exit
7
New Playlist
[1/7 ]
Back
Add
6. Use the [Joystick] to select a scene to create, then press the [Joystick].
 The selected scene will be marked with <>.
7. Move the [Joystick] up to <Add>, then press the [Joystick].
 A new playlist will be created.
Notes
 Up to 99 playlist can be created.
 Up to 999 title scenes (chapters) can be registered on a playlist.
Move
OK Select
Playlist
[1/1 ]
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DVD Camcorder: Playlist
Playing the Playlist DVD-RW(VR mode)
 This function works only in Player Mode. page 26
 The playlist scenes are displayed in the form of a thumbnail index on the LCD Screen.
If the LCD Screen is closed, you can view the recording through the viewfinder.
Use the playback related buttons on the DVD Camcorder or on the remote control. (VP-DC172W/DC173(i)/DC175WB/
DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only) pages 65~66
 The editing function only works on a DVD-RW (VR Mode).
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You should format the DVD-RW to VR Mode before recording. page 42
[1/9]
1. Insert the disc you want to view.
2. Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC].
(VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
(Player)].
3. Set the [Power] switch to [
 The thumbnail index screen appears.
4
Playlist
4. Move the [Joystick] up to highlight the thumbnail index screen icon ( ), then move the
[Joystick] right to highlight the playlist icon ( ).
 The playlist scenes will be displayed in the form of a thumbnail index.
[1/7]
5. Use the [Joystick] to select a playlist to be played, then press the [Joystick].
6. Use the [Joystick] to select a playlist scene to be played, then press the [Joystick].
 It moves to the <Scene> menu after playing scenes from the selected one to the last
one in the playlist.
7. Press the [VOL ,] buttons to adjust volume.
 The sound will be heard through the built-In speaker.
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-RW
VR
10
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DVD Camcorder: Playlist
Deleting a Playlist (Delete) DVD-RW(VR mode)
 Delete function works only in Player Mode. page 26
 You can delete undesired playlists.
 The editing function only works on a DVD-RW (VR Mode).
You should format the DVD-RW to VR Mode before recording. page 42
1. Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC].
(VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
(Player)].
2. Set the [Power] switch to [
 The thumbnail index screen appears.
3. Move the [Joystick] up to highlight the thumbnail index screen icon ( ), then move
the [Joystick] right to highlight the playlist icon ( ).
 The playlist scenes will be displayed in the form of a thumbnail index.
4. Press the [Q.MENU] button.
5. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Delete>, then press the [Joystick].
6. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Select> or <Select All>, then press the
[Joystick].
 Select: Deletes an individual playlist.
To delete a playlist, use the [Joystick] to select a playlist to delete, then press the
[Joystick].
The selected playlist will be marked with < >.
 Select All: Deletes all playlists.
To delete all playlists, simply press the [Joystick] after <Select All> is selected.
All the selected playlists will be marked with < >.
7. Move the [Joystick] up to select <Execute>, then press the [Joystick].
 <Delete?> message will appear.
8. Move the [Joystick] left or right to select <Yes>, then press the [Joystick].
 All selected playlists will be deleted.
5
Playlist
[1/7]
New Playlist
Delete
Select
Q.MENU Exit
6
Delete
Playlist
[1/7]
Back
Execute
7
Delete
Playlist
[1/7]
Back
Execute
Delete?
Yes
Move
No
OK Select
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DVD Camcorder: Playlist
Adding Scenes to Playlist (Scene-Add) DVD-RW(VR mode)
 This function works only in Player Mode. page 26
 You can add more scenes in an existing playlist.
 The editing function only works on a DVD-RW (VR Mode).
You should format the DVD-RW to VR Mode before recording. page 42
1. Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC].
(VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
(Player)].
2. Set the [Power] switch to [
 The thumbnail index screen appears.
3. Move the [Joystick] up to highlight the thumbnail index screen icon ( ), then move
the [Joystick] right to highlight the playlist icon ( ).
 The playlist scenes will be displayed in the form of a thumbnail index.
4. Use the [Joystick] to select the playlist to which you wish to add scenes, then press
the [Joystick].
 The scenes inside the playlist will appear.
5. Press the [Q.MENU] button.
6. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Add>, then press the [Joystick].
 The title scenes to be added to the playlist will appear.
7. Use the [Joystick] to select the title scenes to be added to the playlist, then press the
[Joystick].
 The selected scenes will be marked with <>.
8. Move the [Joystick] up to select <Execute>, then press the [Joystick].
 The message <Want to add?> will appear.
9. Move the [Joystick] left or right to select <Yes>, then press the [Joystick].
 The message <Now adding...> will appear.
 The selected scenes will be added to the playlist. The new scene will be added as
the last scene.
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Scene
Playlist
[1/7]
Back
Add
Delete
Partial Delete
Move
Q.MENU Exit
7
Edit > Add
[4/9]
Back
Execute
8
Edit > Add
[4/9]
Back
Execute
Want to add?
Yes
Move
No
OK Select
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DVD Camcorder: Playlist
Changing the Order of Scene Playing within a Playlist (Scene-Move) DVD-RW(VR mode)
 This function works only in Player Mode. page 26
 You can change the order of scene playing within a playlist.
 The editing function only works on a DVD-RW (VR Mode).
You should format the DVD-RW to VR Mode before recording. page 42
1. Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC].
(VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
2. Set the [Power] switch to [
(Player)].
 The thumbnail index screen appears.
3. Move the [Joystick] up to highlight the thumbnail index screen icon ( ), then move
the [Joystick] right to highlight the playlist icon ( ).
 The playlist scenes will be displayed in the form of a thumbnail index.
4. Use the [Joystick] to select the playlist which contains the scenes whose order you
want to change, then press the [Joystick].
 The scenes inside the playlist will appear.
5. Press the [Q.MENU] button.
6. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Move>, then press the [Joystick].
7. Use the [Joystick] to select the scene to be moved, then press the [Joystick].
 The selected scene will be marked with <>.
Also a bar next to the scene will appear.
8. Use the [Joystick] to move the bar to the position of your choice, then press the
[Joystick].
 The selected scene will be moved to the new position.
9. Move the [Joystick] up to select <Execute>, then press the [Joystick].
 The message <Want to move?> will appear.
10. Move the [Joystick] left or right to select <Yes>, then press the [Joystick].
 The message <Now moving...> will appear.
 You can move the scenes as many times as you wish.
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Scene
Playlist
[1/9]
Back
Add
Delete
Partial Delete
Move
Q.MENU Exit
7
Edit > Move
Playlist
[1/9]
Back
Execute
9
Edit > Move
Playlist
[1/9]
Back
Execute
Want to move?
Yes
Move
No
OK Select
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DVD Camcorder: Playlist
Deleting Scenes from Playlist (Scene-Delete) DVD-RW(VR mode)
 This function works only in Player Mode. page 26
 You can delete the scenes inside the playlist.
 The editing function only works on a DVD-RW (VR Mode).
You should format the DVD-RW to VR Mode before recording. page 42
1. Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC].
(VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
(Player)].
2. Set the [Power] switch to [
 The thumbnail index screen appears.
3. Move the [Joystick] up to highlight the thumbnail index screen icon ( ), then move
the [Joystick] right to highlight the playlist icon ( ).
 The playlist scenes will be displayed in the form of a thumbnail index.
4. Use the [Joystick] to select the playlist which contains the scenes to be deleted, then
press the [Joystick].
 The scenes inside the playlist will appear.
5. Press the [Q.MENU] button.
6. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Delete>, then press the [Joystick].
7. Use the [Joystick] to select the scenes to be deleted, then press the [Joystick].
 The selected scenes will be marked with <>.
8. Move the [Joystick] up to select <Execute>, then press the [Joystick].
 The message <Delete?> will appear.
9. Move the [Joystick] left or right to select <Yes>, then press the [Joystick].
 The message <Now deleting...> will appear.
 The selected scenes will be deleted.
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Scene
Playlist
[1/9]
Back
Add
Delete
Partial Delete
Move
Q.MENU Exit
7
Edit > Delete
Playlist
[1/9]
Back
Execute
8
Edit > Delete
Playlist
[1/9]
Back
Execute
Delete?
Yes
Move
No
OK Select
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DVD Camcorder: Playlist
Deleting a Section of a Playlist (Scene-Partial Delete) DVD-RW(VR mode)
 This function works only in Player Mode. page 26
 A scene inside the playlist can be partially deleted.
 The editing function only works on a DVD-RW (VR Mode).
You should format the DVD-RW to VR Mode before recording. page 42
1. Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC].
(VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
6
Playlist
[1/9]
Back
(Player)].
2. Set the [Power] switch to [
 The thumbnail index screen appears.
Add
Delete
Partial Delete
Move
3. Move the [Joystick] up to highlight the thumbnail index screen icon ( ), then move
the [Joystick] right to highlight the playlist icon ( ).
 The playlist scenes will be displayed in the form of a thumbnail index.
4. Use the [Joystick] to select the playlist which contains the scenes to be partially
deleted, then press the [Joystick].
 The scenes inside the playlist will appear.
Scene
Q.MENU Exit
7
Partial Delete
001
SP 00:10:00 -RW
5. Press the [Q.MENU] button.
6. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Partial Delete>, then press the [Joystick].
7. Use the [Joystick] to select the scene to be partially deleted, then press the [Joystick].
 The Partial Delete screen will appear.
00:00:00
Play
Frame
OK Check
Continued 
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8. Use the [Joystick] to search the start point of deletion.
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 Whenever you press the [Joystick] right, it toggles between forward at speed 1 and 2.
Whenever you press the [Joystick] left, it toggles between backward at speed 1 and 2.
(When the number 1 appears on the OSD, it means X2 speed. When the number 2
appears on the OSD, it means X16 speed.)
 When you press the [Joystick] up, the picture will advance one frame.
When you press the [Joystick] down, the picture will go back one frame.
 Press the [Joystick] up and hold to play back the picture frame-by-frame forward .
Press the [Joystick] down and hold to play back the picture frame-by-frame
11
backward.
Partial Delete
001
SP 00:10:00 -RW
00:08:00
Play
Partial Delete
001
Frame
OK Check
SP 00:10:00 -RW
9. Press the [Joystick] at the start point to pause the screen.
10. Use the [Joystick] to search the end point of deletion.
11. Press the [Joystick] at the end point to pause the screen, then press the [Joystick]
again.
 The message <Partial Delete?> will appear.
Partial Delete?
Yes
Play
Cancel
Frame
Exit
00:08:00
OK Delete
12. Move the[Joystick] left or right to select <Yes>, then press the [Joystick].
 The selected part of the scene will be deleted.
 Use the [Joystick] to select <Back>, then press the [Joystick] to return to the thumbnail index screen.
Note
When you press the [MENU] button during partial delete, it stops deleting and exits.
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DVD Camcorder: Disc Manager
Disc Information (Disc Info) DVD-RW/+RW/-R/+R DL
 This function works in both Camera Mode and Player Mode. page 26
 It shows you the disc information as disc name, disc type, disc format, etc.
1. Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC].
(VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
2. Set the [Power] switch to [
(Camera)] or [
4
(Player)].
3. Press the [MENU] button.
 The menu list will appear.
Move
4. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Disc Manager>, then press the [Joystick].
5. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Disc Info>, then press the [Joystick].
 <Disc Name>, <Disc Type>, <Disc Format>, <Used Space> and <Free Space>
will be displayed.
6. Press the [MENU] button to return to Disc Manager menu.
Camera Mode
►Disc Manager
Disc Finalise
Disc Unfinalise
Disc Format
Disc Info
5
OK Select
MENU Exit
Disc lnfo
Disc Name: DVD-RW
Rename
Back
Disc Type
DVD-RW (Unfinalised)
Disc Format
VR Mode
Used Space
00:02:20
Free Space
00:27:40 (SP)
Move
OK Select
MENU Exit
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Editing the Disc Name (Disc Info-Rename) DVD-RW/+RW/-R/+R DL
 This function works in both Camera Mode and Player Mode. page 26
 You can specify a disc name.
1. Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC].
(VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
2. Set the [Power] switch to [
(Camera)] or [
5
Camera Mode
►Disc Manager
Disc Finalise
Disc Unfinalise
Disc Format
Disc Info
(Player)].
3. Press the [MENU] button.
 The menu list will appear.
4. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Disc Manager>, then press the [Joystick].
5. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Disc Info>, then press the [Joystick].
6
MENU Exit
Disc lnfo
Disc Name : DVD-RW
Rename
6. Move the [Joystick] left or right to select <Rename>, then press the [Joystick].
 Disc Name screen will appear.
7. Use the [Joystick] to move the cursor to <Delete>, then press the [Joystick] to delete
the existing disc name.
DVD-RW (Unfinalised)
Disc Format
VR Mode
Used Space
00:02:20
Free Space
00:27:40 (SP)
Move
9
Back
Disc Type
8. Use the [Joystick] to select the desired characters and items, then press the [Joystick].
9. Use the [Joystick] to select <Done>, then press the [Joystick].
 The Disc Name will be changed.
 Press the [MENU] button to return to Disc Manager menu.
OK Select
Move
OK Select
MENU Exit
Disc Name
Disc Name : Science_
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Formatting a Disc (Disc Format) DVD-RW/+RW
 This function works only in Camera Mode. page 26
 You can format a recorded disc to be used again. By formatting, all existing data will be deleted.
1. Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC].
(VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
2. Set the [Power] switch to [
(Camera)].
3. Press the [MENU] button.
 The menu list will appear.
4. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Disc Manager>, then press the [Joystick].
5. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Disc Format>, then press the [Joystick].
6. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Video Mode> or <VR Mode>, then press
the [Joystick]. (DVD-RW only) Set the mode depending on the application.
 If you insert DVD-RW disc, the message <Disc format? (Video or VR) All files will be
deleted!> will appear.
4
Move
5
Video (Video Mode) If the disc has been finalised, it enables the disc to be played
back on other DVD Players/Recorders.
VR (VR Mode)
You can edit the disc on a DVD Camcorder, but playback is
only possible on a DVD Recorder that supports VR mode.
 Refer to page 11 for Finalised disc compatibility.
 If you insert DVD+RW disc message <Disc format? All files will be deleted!> will
appear.
7. Move the [Joystick] left or right to select <Yes>, then press the [Joystick].
 When formatting is complete, the message <Complete!> will appear.
Camera Mode
►Disc Manager
Disc Finalise
Disc Unfinalise
Disc Format
Disc Info
OK Select
Camera Mode
►Disc Manager
Disc Finalise
Disc Unfinalise
Disc Format
Disc Info
Move
6
MENU Exit
SP 00:00:00 -RW
30 min VR
Disc format? (Video)
All files will be deleted!
Yes
No
Cannot edit in camcorder.
Notes
and
.
 The Finalise/Format functions are not available at battery level
 Formatting will delete all the recorded contents on a disc. Be careful not to delete data by mistake.
 Do not turn the power off in the middle of the formatting. The data recorded in disc may be damaged.
 Be sure to use the AC power adapter when formatting disc so that the DVD Camcorder is not turn off midway.
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Video Mode
VR Mode
OK Select
STBY
MENU Exit
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Finalising a Disc (Disc Finalise) DVD-RW/-R/+R DL
 This function works only in Camera Mode. page 26
 To play the contents of a DVD-RW/-R/+R DL on other DVD Players/Recorders, you must finalise the disc. When finalising,
there should be enough power in the batteries. If an the AC Power adapter is to be used, make sure that the jack is
properly connected. A power cut during finalising may disrupt the disc from replaying.
1. Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC].
4
Camera Mode
(VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
►Disc Manager
2. Set the [Power] switch to [
(Camera)].
Disc Finalise
Disc Unfinalise
3. Press the [MENU] button.
Disc Format
 The menu list will appear.
Disc Info
4. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Disc Manager>, then press the [Joystick].
5. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Disc Finalise>, then press the [Joystick].
Move OK Select MENU Exit
6. Move the [Joystick] left or right to select <Finalise>, then press the [Joystick].
 The message <Finalising, please wait...> will appear. When finalising is complete,
5
the message <Complete!> will appear.
Camera Mode
►Disc Manager
Warning!
Disc Finalise
Disc Unfinalise
During finalising, do not cause impact or vibration to your DVD Camcorder. This could
Disc Format
cause a malfunction.
Disc Info
Notes
and
.
 The Finalise/Format functions are not available at battery level
Move OK Select MENU Exit
 Once finalised, the title scenes or playlists in the disc cannot be deleted or edited.
6 Disc Finalise
 Time required for finalising may differ by disc type.
Disc Name : Science
 Refer to page 11 for finalised disc compatibility.
Back
Finalise
Rename
 Playback is not guaranteed in all DVD Players/Recorders. For compatibility
Disc Format
VR Mode
details, refer to your DVD Players/Recorders owner’s manual.
Used Space
00:02:20
 Once the DVD-R/+R DL disc is finalised, you cannot re-record it in the DVD Camcorder.
Free Space
00:27:40 (SP)
 You may play back DVD+RW discs on other devices without finalising them.
 You can not make an additional recording on a DVD-RW disc without unfinalising it after
Move OK Select MENU Exit
it is finalised.
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DVD Camcorder: Disc Manager
Playing Back on a PC with DVD drive
 The DVD disc can be played on a PC with a DVD running media (DVD drive).
1. Turn on your PC.
2. Insert a finalised disc into the DVD drive of the PC.
 Starts DVD playback application software and the disc will play.
PC
 If DVD playback application does not start automatically, run the application by
navigating through the Start menu.
Notes
 Use a DVD drive compatible to 8cm discs. page 123
 A DVD playback application software should have been installed before playing back a disc.
 Video and audio may be paused or skipped when you play back from a DVD disc directly. In this case, copy the data into
your hard disk drive.
 A DVD-RW disc recorded in VR mode can not play back on your PC.
Playing back a finalised disc on a DVD Player/Recorder
To Playback a disc
You can playback finalised DVD-R/-RW (Video mode)/+R DL discs on DVD Players/Recorders.
Playback is not guaranteed in all DVD Players/Recorders. For compatibility details, refer to your DVD Player/Recorder
owner’s manual.
Most DVD Players/Recorders can play back a DVD+RW disc that has not been finalised.
 Refer to the page 11 for finalised disc compatibility.
1. Turn on the DVD Player/Recorder.
DVD
2. Insert the finalised DVD disc into the tray of a DVD Player/Recorder.
 It may start playing automatically or press the PLAY button to start.
 For further details on playing back DVD discs, refer to the DVD Player/
Recorder user’s manual.
To Playback DVD-RW discs recorded in VR mode:
A finalised DVD-RW in VR mode can be played back using a DVD Recorder which is
capable of playing VR mode DVD-RW discs in VR mode.
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DVD Camcorder: Disc Manager
Unfinalising a Disc (Disc Unfinalise) DVD-RW
 This function works only in Camera Mode. page 26
 If a DVD-RW disc had been finalised in the VR mode or Video mode, you can unfinalise the disc for further recording.
 When unfinalising, there should be enough power in the batteries. If an AC Power adapter is to be used, make sure that
the jack is properly connected.
1. Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC].
(VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
2. Set the [Power] switch to [
4
(Camera)].
3. Press the [MENU] button.
 The menu list will appear.
4. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Disc Manager>, then press the [Joystick].
5. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Disc Unfinalise>, then press the [Joystick].
Move
5
6. Move the [Joystick] left or right to select <Unfinalise>, then press the [Joystick].
 The message <Unfinalising, please wait...> will appear. When unfinalising is
complete, the message <Complete!> will appear.
Notes
and
.
 The Finalise/Format functions are not available at battery level
 During unfinalising, do not cause impact or vibration to your DVD Camcorder. This could
cause a malfunction.
Camera Mode
►Disc Manager
Disc Finalise
Disc Unfinalise
Disc Format
Disc Info
MENU Exit
Camera Mode
►Disc Manager
Disc Finalise
Disc Unfinalise
Disc Format
Disc Info
Move
6
OK Select
OK Select
MENU Exit
Disc Unfinalise
Disc Name : Science
Unfinalise
Rename
Disc Format
Back
VR Mode
Used Space
00:02:20
Free Space
00:27:40 (SP)
Move
OK Select
MENU Exit
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DVD Camcorder: Connection
Setting the AV In/Out (VP-DC171i/DC171Bi/DC171Wi/DC175Wi/DC575Wi only)
 AV In/Out function works only in Player Mode. page 26
 AV In/Out setting enables you to record signals from external sources.
Also you can send your videos to external devices to record or playback.
1. Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC].
(VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
2. Set the [Power] switch to [
4
(Player)].
Player Mode
►Record
Rec Mode
AV In/out
►SP
►Out
3. Press the [MENU] button.
 The menu list will appear.
4. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Record>, then press the [Joystick].
5. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <AV In/Out>, then press the [Joystick].
6. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Out> or <AV In>, then press the [Joystick].
 <Out>: Select this when copying or playing back the contents of this camcorder onto
the external device.
 <AV In>: Select this when recording the contents of an external device to the
camcorder.
 To exit, press the [MENU] button.
Move
6
OK Select
Player Mode
►Record
Rec Mode
AV In/out
Move
MENU Exit
Out
AV In
OK Select
MENU Exit
STBY SP 0:00:10
-RW
VR
AV In
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DVD Camcorder: Connection
Viewing Recordings on TV
 The Playback function works only in Player Mode. page 26
Playing back on a TV Monitor
 To play back a disc, the television must be PAL compatible. page 115
 We recommend that you use the AC Power adapter as the power source for the DVD Camcorder.
Connecting to a TV that has Audio/Video Input Jacks
1. Connect the DVD Camcorder to your TV with the
AV 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.
TV
2. Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC].
(VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/
DC575Wi only)
3. Set the [Power] switch to [
Signal flow
AV Cable
DVD Camcorder
(Player)].
4. Turn on the TV and set the TV/VIDEO selector on the TV to Video.
 Refer to the TV user’s manual.
5. Play the disc. pages 65~66
Notes
 If you connect the cable to the AV jack, you will hear sound from the DVD Camcorder’s speakers.
 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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DVD Camcorder: Connection
Connecting to a TV that has no Audio/Video Input Jacks
 You can connect your DVD Camcorder to a TV through a VCR.
1. Connect the DVD Camcorder to your VCR with the
AV cable.
 The yellow jack: Video
 The white jack: Audio(L) - Mono
 The red jack: Audio(R)
2. Connect a TV to the VCR.
Antenna
3. Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC]. (VP-DC173(i)/
DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
4. Set the [Power] switch to [
VCR
(Player)].
TV
Signal flow
AV Cable
DVD Camcorder
5. 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.
6. Play the disc. pages 65~66
Note
If only a mono audio input is available on the VCR set, use the audio cable with the white jack (Audio L).
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DVD Camcorder: Connection
Copying a Disc onto a Tape
 The copying function works only in Player Mode. page 26
 Connect your DVD Camcorder to a VCR using the AV jack to dub the recording from a disc onto a VCR tape.
 Set the <AV In/Out> to <Out> before copying to an external device. page 83
1. Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC].
(VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/
DC575Wi only)
2. Set the [Power] switch to [
VCR
(Player)].
3. Insert the disc you want to copy in your DVD Camcorder.
4. Insert a new tape in your VCR.
5. Connect the DVD Camcorder to your VCR with AV cable.
 Connect the AV 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
AV Cable
DVD Camcorder
6. Press the Record button on your VCR to start recording. pages 65~66
7. Play the disc on your DVD Camcorder. Please refer to for page 64 playing.
 Set the <TV Display> to <Off> in the menu. page 38
When Copying is Complete:
Stop recording on your VCR, then move the [Joystick] down on your DVD Camcorder.
Note
You can also copy images to other external storage media using this DVD Camcorder.
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DVD Camcorder: Connection
Using the Voice Plus
 The Voice Plus function works only in Player mode. page 26
TV
 This function enables you to narrate over a pre-recorded disc via
the DVD Camcorder’s microphone.
 When you want to copy a DVD onto other AV devices (DVD
Recorder, VCR), you can dub your voice sound incoming from
DVD Recorder/VCR
the internal microphone of your DVD Camcorder to an AV device,
instead of copying the audio signals on a pre-recorded disc.
Signal flow
DVD Camcorder
1. Connect the DVD Camcorder to your AV device with AV cable.
AV Cable
page 86
5
2. Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC].
 SP 0:00:20 -RW
30 min VR
(VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
001
3. Set the [Power] switch to [
(Player)].
4. Insert the disc you wish to play back in this DVD Camcorder.
5. Press the [Record Start/Stop] button on a point where you want during the playback.
 Voice Plus icon ( ) is displayed and <Voice Plus> will blink for a while.
 Sound signals incoming from the internal microphone will be dubbed to a connected
AV device, instead of copying the pre-recorded sound on a disc.
6. To cancel, press the [Record Start/Stop] button again.
 SP 0:00:20 -RW
Notes
30 min VR
 Voice Plus is available only when the AV cable is connected. If an USB cable (VP-DC173(i)/
001
DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only) is connected, the Voice Plus function
Voice
Plus
may not operate properly.
 If you perform Stop, Play/Still, REW, or FF while the Voice Plus function is being executed,
the Voice Plus function will be deactivated.
 When the Voice Plus function is in progress, the [MENU] button or [PHOTO] button does not work.
 The Voice Plus function does not affect the original sound on the recorded disc.
 Sound is transferred from the internal microphone on this DVD Camcorder to the connected AV device, when using the
Voice Plus function. Make sure the microphone is not covered or blocked in any way.
 Adjust the sound volume on the connected external device. (TV, audio system etc.)
 Feedback may occur if the DVD Camcorder is placed near the speaker of an external device.
 Turn down the volume of the external device and keep the DVD Camcorder a reasonable distance away.
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DVD Camcorder: Connection
Recording (Copying) a TV Programme or Video Tape onto a Disc (VP-DC171i/DC171Bi/DC171Wi/DC175Wi/DC575Wi only)
 The Recording (Copying) function works only in Player Mode. page 26
 Connect your DVD Camcorder to a VCR or a TV using the AV jack to record a TV programme or copy a video tape to a disc.
Set the AV In/Out before Recording (Copying). page 83
Recording (Copying) onto a Disc
1. Get your TV or VCR ready.
2. Connect the DVD Camcorder to your VCR or TV with AV
TV
cable.
 Connect the AV cable to the output jack on your VCR
or TV.
 The yellow jack: Video
or
 The white jack: Audio (L) – Mono
 The red jack: Audio (R)
VCR
3. Insert an empty disc in your DVD Camcorder.
Signal flow
 Please refer to page 123 for selecting and formatting
DVD Camcorder
discs.
AV Cable
To record from a VCR
4. Insert the tape to be played in your VCR.
 Pause at the starting point of playing.
5. Start copying by pressing the [Record Start/Stop] button on your DVD Camcorder.
6. Press the PLAY button on your VCR to play the tape.
To record from a TV
4. Select a TV channel to be recorded.
5. Start recording by pressing the [Record Start/Stop] button on your DVD Camcorder.
When Recording (Copying) is Complete:
Press the [Record Start/Stop] button on your DVD Camcorder to stop recording(copying).
Notes
 If you operate the DVD Camcorder connected to another device, always connect the DVD Camcorder to an AC outlet using the
AC power adapter.
 Copy-protected contents such as Macrovision or unstable TV signals cannot be recorded on this DVD Camcorder.
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Digital Still Camera Mode (VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
Using a Memory Card (Usable Memory Card) (not supplied)
 This DVD Camcorder can use SD memory cards and MMC (Multi Media Cards).
Some cards are not compatible depending on the memory card manufacturer and
memory card type.
 The Memory Card stores and manages Photo/Moving images recorded by the DVD
Camcorder.
 Before inserting or ejecting the Memory Card, set the [Power] switch to [OFF] and
open the LCD Screen.
Memory Card Functions
 Recording/Viewing Photo/Moving Images
 Protecting Images from accidental erasure (except MMC)
 The MMC does not have a Protection Tab. When using the MMC, be careful not to edit
or delete data by mistake.
 Deleting Photo/Moving Images stored in Memory Card.
 Marking Photo Images with Print Information
 Formatting Memory Cards
Terminals
Protection
Tab
Label
<MMC/SD>
Protection
Tab
Adapter
Adapter
<RS MMC/Mini SD>
RS MMC or Mini SD should be inserted by
using an Adapter (not supplied).
Inserting a Memory Card
1. Open the Memory Card Cover.
2. Insert the Memory Card into the slot until it softly clicks.
3. Close the Memory Card Cover.
Ejecting a Memory Card
Label posting
position
1. Open the Memory Card Cover.
2. Slightly push the Memory Card inwards to pop it out.
3. Pull the Memory Card out of the slot and close the Memory Card Cover.
1GB=1,000,000,000bytes; actual formatted capacity may be
less as the internal firmware uses a portion of the memory.
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Digital Still Camera Mode (VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
Notes
 Do not apply excessive force when you insert/eject the Memory Card.
 Do not turn the power off while recording, loading, erasing photo images or formatting the Memory Card.
 Do not place the Memory Card near a strong electro-magnetic device.
 Do not allow metal substances to come in contact with the terminals on the Memory Card.
 Do not bend, drop or apply strong shock to Memory Card.
 After removing the Memory Card from the DVD Camcorder, keep it in a soft case to prevent static shock.
 The data stored on the Memory Card may be changed or lost as a result of misuse, static electricity, electric noise or repair.
Save important images separately. Samsung is not responsible for data loss due to misuse.
 The DVD Camcorder supports 2GB SD/MMC and lower. SD/MMC above 2GB may not record or play properly.
 16:9 Wide mode is not available in M.Cam Mode and M.Player Mode. Because wide LCD supports only 4:3 mode.
Structure of Folders and Files on the Memory Card
 The photo images that you recorded are saved in JPEG file
format on the Memory Card.
DCIM
 The moving images that you recorded are saved in MPEG4 file
100 SSDVC
format on the Memory Card.
DCAM 0001
 Each file has a file number and all files are assigned to a folder.
DCAM 0002
..
- A file number from DCAM0001 is sequentially assigned to
..
each recorded image.
101SSDVC
- Each folder is numbered from 100SSDVC and recorded on
<Photo Image>
<Moving Image>
the Memory Card.
 A file name is stipulated by DCF(Design rule for Camera File system).
DCF is an integrated image file format for digital cameras: Image files can be used on all digital devices conforming to DCF.
Image Format
Photo Image
 Images are compressed in JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) format.
 The picture size is 800x600 or 1152x864 (VP-DC575WB/DC575Wi only). page92
Moving Image
 Images are compressed in MPEG4 (Moving Picture Experts Group) format.
 The picture size is 720X576.
000-0000
File number
Folder number
<M.Player Mode>
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Selecting the Photo Quality (Photo Quality)
 Photo Quality function works in both Player Mode and M.Cam Mode. page 26
 You can select the quality of a photo image to be recorded.
Select the Photo Quality
1. Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC] or [CARD].
2. If the [Mode] switch is set to [DISC], set the [Power] switch to [
(Player)].
If the [Mode] switch is set to [CARD], set the [Power] switch to [
(Camera)].
3. Press the [MENU] button.
 The menu list will appear.
4. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Memory>, then press the [Joystick].
5. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Photo Quality>, then press the [Joystick].
6. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select the desired photo quality (Super Fine, Fine
or Normal), then press the [Joystick].
7. To exit, press the [MENU] button.
 The icon of the selected option is displayed.
4
Move
6
Number of Images that can be stored on a Memory Card
Quality
<Super Fine>
<Fine>
<Normal>
Photo Size
800x600
*1152X864
800x600
*1152X864
800x600
*1152X864
128MB
Approx. 600
Approx. 300
Approx. 790
Approx. 400
Approx. 1270
Approx. 640
256MB
Approx. 1200
Approx. 600
Approx. 1570
Approx. 800
Approx. 2530
Approx. 1270
512MB
Approx. 2400
Approx. 1200
Approx. 3150
Approx. 1580
Approx. 5070
Approx. 2530
1GB
2GB
Approx. 4830 Approx. 9740
Approx. 2420 Approx. 4850
Approx. 6400 Approx. 12800
Approx. 3200 Approx. 6400
Approx. 11000 Approx. 20000
Approx. 5060 Approx. 10000
M.Cam Mode
►Memory
Photo Quality
File No.
7
OK Select
M.Cam Mode
►Memory
Photo Quality
File No.
Move
►Super Fine
►Series
MENU Exit
Super Fine
Fine
Normal
OK Select
MENU Exit
790
8 min
* : VP-DC575WB/DC575Wi only
Notes
 You can directly access the Photo Quality function by using the [Q.MENU] button.
page 27
 The above approximate figures are based on number of images under normal recording
conditions.
 Up to 20,000 Photo images (JPEG) can be stored in a memory card.
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Setting the Photo Size (Photo Size) (VP-DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
 Photo Size function works only in M.Cam Mode. page 26
 You can select the size of a photo image to be recorded.
1. Set the [Mode] switch to [CARD].
2. Set the [Power] switch to [ (Camera)].
3. Press the [MENU] button.
 The menu list will appear.
4. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Memory>, then press the [Joystick].
5. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Photo Size>, then press the [Joystick].
6. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select the desired photo size (1152x864 or
800x600), then press the [Joystick].
7. To exit, press the [MENU] button.
 The icon of the selected option is displayed.
Notes
 You can directly access the Photo Size function by using the [Q.MENU] button.
page 27
 The number of images that can be stored on a Memory Card depends on various
conditions.
 Regarding detailed image capacity, see page 91.
 Photo images that are recorded at 1152X864 on your DVD Camcorder may not
playback properly on other digital devices that do not support this photo size.
 High resolution images use more memory than lower resolution images. Therefore the
higher the resolution selected the fewer will be the number of images available.
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M.Cam Mode
►Memory
Photo Size
Photo Quality
File No.
Move
6
OK Select
M.Cam Mode
►Memory
Photo Size
Photo Quality
File No.
Move
7
►1152x864
►Super Fine
►Series
MENU Exit
1152x864
800x600
OK Select
MENU Exit
300
8 min
1152
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Setting the File Number (File No.)
 File Number setting works only in M.Cam Mode. page 26
 File Numbers are given to images in the order they were recorded when they are stored on the Memory Card.
 File numbers may be set as follows:
- Series: When there are existing files, the new image will be named as the next number in the sequence.
- Reset: When there are no files stored on the Memory Card, the file numbering starts from 0001.
1. Set the [Mode] switch to [CARD].
2. Set the [Power] switch to [
4
(Camera)].
3. Press the [MENU] button.
 The menu list will appear.
4. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Memory>, then press the [Joystick].
5. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <File No.>, then press the [Joystick].
6. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select the desired option (Series or Reset), then
press the [Joystick].
 The selected option is applied.
M.Cam Mode
►Memory
Photo Quality
File No.
Move
6
Note
When you set <File No.> to <Series>, each file is assigned with a different number so as to
avoid duplicating file names.
It is convenient when you want to manage your files on a PC.
OK Select
M.Cam Mode
►Memory
Photo Quality
File No.
7. To exit, press the [MENU] button.
Move
►Super Fine
►Series
MENU Exit
Series
Reset
OK Select
MENU Exit
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Taking a Photo Image (JPEG) on a Memory Card
 You may take photo images while in M.Cam Mode and store the images on the Memory Card. page 26
 You can take photo images using the remote control. (VP-DC172W/DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi
only)
 Audio will not be recorded with a photo image on to the Memory Card.
 Please check the protection tab setting on your memory card before recording. You may not be able to record when it is set
to lock.
1. Insert the Memory Card. page 89
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2. Set the [Mode] switch to [CARD].
3. Set the [Power] switch to [
(Camera)].
4. After framing your subject, fully press the [PHOTO] button to take the picture.
 The picture is taken and saved into the Memory Card within a few seconds.
 Taking another picture within this interval is not possible.
 The <Photo capture> indicator appears during the time it takes to save the image.
Notes
 Saved photo images will appear slightly larger than what is shown on the LCD screen when
the photos are taken.
 Photo images are saved in the Memory Card in an 800x600 or 1152x864 (VP-DC575WB/
DC575Wi only) format.
 The number of photo images that can be stored depends on the quality of the image.
Photo capture
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Viewing Photo Images (JPEG)
 This function works only in M.Player Mode. page 26
 You can playback and view photo images recorded on a Memory Card.
1. Set the [Mode] switch to [CARD].
2. Set the [Power] switch to [
(Player)].
 The thumbnail index of photo images appears. If there are no recorded images on the
Memory Card, <No file!> is displayed.
3. Use the [Joystick] to select a desired photo images, press the [Joystick].
 To change the current thumbnail page, use the [Joystick] to highlight the thumbnail page
movement arrows then press the [Joystick] left or right to match the direction of the arrow.
Photo
100-0001
[1/10]
To view a Single Image
1. Use the [Joystick] to select a desired photo image, then press the [Joystick].
2. Use the [Joystick] to search for the desired photo image.
 To view the next image: move the [Joystick] right.
 To view the previous image: move the [Joystick] left.
 Press [Joystick] left/right and hold to search for an image quickly.
Holding the [Joystick] left or right will not change the displayed image,
but the file number will change until the button is released.
When the [Joystick] is released, the selected file will be displayed.
3. To return to thumbnail index, press the [MULTI DISP. ( )] button.
To view a Slide Show
1. Use the [Joystick] to select a desired photo image, then press the [Joystick].
2. Press the [S.SHOW] button in the single image display mode.
 All images will be played back consecutively for 2~3 seconds each.
 The <Slide> is displayed. The Slide Show will start from the current picture.
To stop the slide show, press the [S.SHOW] button again.
Notes
 Loading time may vary depending on the image size.
 Any large sized image taken with another camera will be displayed as a thumbnail image.
5/10
Slide
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Protection from accidental Erasure (Protect)
 The Protect function works only in M.Player Mode. page 26
 You can protect important images from accidental erasure.
If you execute format, all images including protected images will be erased.
1. Set the [Mode] switch to [CARD].
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Photo
100-0001
(Player)].
2. Set the [Power] switch to [
 The thumbnail index of photo images appears. If there are no recorded images on
the Memory Card, <No file!> is displayed.
[1/10]
3. Use the [Joystick] to select images to be protected.
4. Press the [MENU] button.
 The menu list will appear.
5. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Memory>, then press the [Joystick].
6. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Protect>, then press the [Joystick].
7. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <On>, then press the [Joystick].
 To exit, press the [MENU] button.
 The protection icon ( ) is displayed.
Notes
 You can directly access the Protect function by using the [Q.MENU]. page 27
 Protected images will show the ( ) mark when they are displayed.
 If the write protection tab on the Memory Card is set to LOCK, you cannot set image
protection.
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M.Player Mode
►Memory
Delete
Delete All
Protect
Print Mark
Format
Move
Off
On
OK Select
MENU Exit
Photo
100-0001
[1/10]
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Deleting Photo Images and Moving Images (Delete)




The Delete function works only in M.Player Mode. page 26
You can erase the photo images and moving images recorded on the Memory Card.
If you want to delete protected images, you must first deactivate the image protection.
An image which has been deleted cannot be recovered.
1. Set the [Mode] switch to [CARD].
(Player)].
2. Set the [Power] switch to [
 The thumbnail index of photo images appears. If there are no recorded images on
the Memory Card, <No file!> is displayed.
3. Use the [Joystick] to select an image to be deleted.
4. Press the [MENU] button.
 The menu list will appear.
5. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Memory>, then press the [Joystick].
6. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Delete>, then press the [Joystick].
 The message <Delete?> will appear.
7. Move the [Joystick] left or right to select <Yes>, then press the [Joystick].
 The selected image will be deleted.
 Press the [MENU] button to finish setting.
Notes
 You can directly access the Delete function by using the [Q.MENU]. page 27
 If an erroneous image file is found on the Memory Card, the message Memory card read error
will be displayed. It may be caused by copying images from different digital devices.
 Formatting the Memory Card will delete all the stored images. page 99
 To protect important pictures from accidental deletion, activate the image protection.
page 96
 Protected image cannot be deleted.
3
Photo
100-0001
6
[1/10]
M.Player Mode
►Memory
Delete
Delete All
Protect
Print Mark
Format
Move
7
OK Select
MENU Exit
Photo
100-0001
[1/10]
Delete?
Yes
No
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Deleting All Images at Once
Steps from 1 to 5 are the same as described in p.97
6. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Delete All>, then press the [Joystick].
 The message <Delete all?> is displayed.
6
7. Move the [Joystick] left or right to select <Yes> or <No>, then press the [Joystick].
8. To exit, press the [MENU] button.
Notes
 You can directly access the Delete All function by using the [Q.MENU]. page 27
 Deleting all files using the Delete All menu may take a while. To delete all files much
faster, format the Memory Card after backing up the files onto other storage device.
page 99
M.Player Mode
►Memory
Delete
Delete All
Protect
Print Mark
Format
Move
7
OK Select
MENU Exit
Photo
100-0001
[1/10]
Delete all?
Yes
No
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Formatting the Memory Card (Format)
 The Format function works only in M.Player Mode. page 26
 You can use the Format functions to completely delete all images and options on the Memory Card, including protected
images.
 The Format function restores the Memory Card to its initial state.
Attention
 If you execute the Format function, all images will be erased completely and erased
images cannot be recovered.
1. Set the [Mode] switch to [CARD].
2. Set the [Power] switch to [
(Player)].
 The thumbnail index of photo images appears. If there are no recorded images on
the Memory Card, <No file!> is displayed.
3. Press the [MENU] button.
 The menu list will appear.
4. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Memory>, then press the [Joystick].
5. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Format>, then press the [Joystick].
 The <Format? All files will be deleted!> message will appear.
6. Move the [Joystick] to the left or right to select <Yes>, then press the [Joystick].
 The <Complete!> message will appear when the formatting is completed.
Notes
 You can directly access the Format function by using the [Q.MENU]. page 27
 If you execute the Format function, all photo/moving images will be erased completely.
Erased photo/moving images cannot be recovered.
 Formatting the Memory Card using a different device will cause Memory Card read
errors.
 Do not turn the power off in the middle of the formatting.
 A Memory Card with the protection tab set to save will not be formatted. page 89
 Do not format the Memory Card on a PC. Not formatted! message may appear if a
Memory Card formatted on a PC is inserted.
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M.Player Mode
►Memory
Delete
Delete All
Protect
►Off
Print Mark
►All Off
Format
Move
5
MENU Exit
M.Player Mode
►Memory
Delete
Delete All
Protect
Print Mark
Format
Move
6
OK Select
OK Select
MENU Exit
Photo
100-0001
[1/10]
Format?
All files will be deleted!
Yes
No
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Recording Moving Images (MPEG) on a Memory Card
 You can record moving images while in M.Cam Mode. page 26
 You can record moving images with audio on the Memory Card.
 The screen format of the moving image to be recorded is 720X576.
Saving Moving Images onto a Memory Card
1.
2.
3.
4.
Insert the Memory Card.
Set the [Mode] switch to [CARD].
(Camera)].
Set the [Power] switch to [
Press the [Record Start/Stop] button, the moving images are recorded on the Memory
Card in MPEG4.
 You can record a photo image on a Memory Card by pressing the [PHOTO] button
instead of the [Record Start/Stop] button. page 94
5. Press the [Record Start/Stop] button to stop the recording.
Recording time available on a Memory Card
Moving Image
128MB
Approx. 8min
256MB
Approx. 16min
512MB
Approx. 32min
1GB
Approx. 64min
2GB
Approx. 120min
4
REC  0:00:30
16 min
 These times are approximate as recording capacities can be affected by variables such as
subject matter and memory card type.
Notes
 The DVD Camcorder supports memory cards ranging up to 2GB.
 Recording time is limited to one minute if 16MB memory card (or less) is used.
 Up to 2000 MPEG files can be stored on a memory card.
 MPEG files (Moving images) can be recorded up to 2GB per file.
 Moving images that you recorded are saved in *.avi (avi 1.0) file format on the Memory Card.
 The moving images on a Memory Card are a smaller size and lower definition than images on Disc.
 The sound is recorded in stereo.
 The following functions are not allowed in M.Cam Mode: DIS, Digital Zoom, Fade, Program AE, Digital Effect, Colour Nite.
 While recording on a Memory Card, don’t insert or eject the disc as it may record noise.
 While recording on a Memory Card, don’t eject the Memory Card or it may break the data on the Memory Card or Memory
Card itself.
 Turning the power off while accessing the Memory Card may damage the data stored on the Memory Card.
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Playing the Moving Images (MPEG) on a Memory Card
 The moving images playback function works only in M.Player Mode. page 26
 You can play the moving images stored on a Memory Card. Stereo audio is played back at the same time.
 The moving images will look better when played back on a PC.
1. Set the [Mode] switch to [CARD].
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2. Set the [Power] switch to [
(Player)].
 The thumbnail index of photo images appears. If there are no recorded images on
the Memory Card, the <No file!> message will appear.
3. Move the [Joystick] up to highlight the photo image icon ( ), then move it right to
highlight the moving image icon ( ).
4. Use the [Joystick] to select the moving image that you want to play, then press the
[Joystick].
 To change the current thumbnail page, use the [Joystick] to highlight the thumbnail page
movement arrows then press the [Joystick] left or right to match the direction of the arrow.
 You can control playback using the [Joystick].
 During the playback, use the [VOL /] button to increase or decrease the volume.
Movie
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[1/10]
Notes
 [MENU] and [Q.MENU] buttons are not available during moving image playback.
 There may be broken or mosaic pictures while playing the moving images, but it is not
malfunction.
 The moving images that you recorded on the Memory Card in this Camcorder may not play on other manufacturer’s
devices.
 The moving images recorded by another DVD Camcorder may not play on this DVD Camcorder.
 To playback moving images on a PC, the Video Codec (in the CD provided with the DVD Camcorder) should be installed.
- You need Microsoft Windows Media Player Version 9 or higher version in order to play moving images on the Memory
Card on your PC.
- You can download the Microsoft Windows Media Player applied each languages on Microsoft Website,
“http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/download/default.asp”.
 Moving images recorded on memory card can not be played back on Macintosh.
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Recording Still images onto a Memory Card during DVD playback DVD-RW/+RW/-R/+R DL
 This function works only in Player Mode. page 26
 If you press the [PHOTO] button during DVD disc playback, the disc stops and the image on the DVD disc is saved on the
Memory Card.
1. Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC].
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[1/9]
2. Set the [Power] switch to [
(Player)].
 The thumbnail index screen appears.
3. Use the [Joystick] to select a title scene to be played, then press the [Joystick].
 The selected scene will be played continuously.
4. Press the [PHOTO] button.
 The still image is recorded on the Memory Card.
 During the time it takes to save an image, the playback screen is paused and the OSD
is displayed.
 You can playback and view the still images stored on the Memory Card. page 95
4
Notes
 Still images copied from the DVD disc to the Memory Card are saved in 640x480 format.
 The number of images you can save varies depending on the image resolution.
 SP 0:00:01
-RW
VR
001
Photo capture
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Marking Images for Printing (Print Mark)





The Print Mark function works only in M.Player Mode. page 26
This DVD Camcorder supports the DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) print format.
You can automatically print images recorded on a Memory Card with a printer supporting DPOF.
Setting the Print Mark is only available when using a memory card.
There are 2 ways to make a Print Mark.
- This File: You can set a print mark on the photo image displayed on the LCD Screen. 3 Photo
It can be set up to 999.
100-0001
- All Files: To print 1 copy each of all of the stored images.
[1/10]
1. Set the [Mode] switch to [CARD].
(Player)].
2. Set the [Power] switch to [
 The thumbnail index of photo images appears. If there are no recorded images on
the Memory Card, the <No file!> message will appear.
3. Use the [Joystick] to search for the photo image that you want to mark.
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4. Press the [MENU] button.
 The menu list will appear.
5. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Memory>, then press the [Joystick].
M.Player Mode
►Memory
Delete
Delete All
Protect
Print Mark
Format
6. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Print Mark>, then press the [Joystick].
7. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select desired option (All Off, All Files or This File),
then press the [Joystick].
8. If you select <This File>, move the [Joystick] up or down to select the quantity, then
press the [Joystick].
Move
9
All Off
All Files 
This File 005

OK Select MENU Exit
Photo
100-0001
[1/10]
5
9. To exit, press the [MENU] button.
 Print Mark icon( ) and number of prints are displayed.
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Removing the Print Mark
To remove all Print Marks, select <All Off>.
To remove an individual file’s Print Mark, select the file and set <This File> to <000>.
Notes
 You can directly access the Print Mark function by using the [Q.MENU] button. page 27
 If the Print Mark is set to This File, you can set the number of copies from 001 to 999.
 If the Print Mark is set to All Files, you can set the number of copies to 1.
 The All Files option may require extended operation time depending on the number of stored images.
 DPOF supporting printers are commercially available.
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Printing Your Pictures-Using PictBridge™
 PictBridge function works only in M.Player Mode. page 26
 By connecting the DVD Camcorder to printers with PictBridge support (sold separately), you can send images from the
Memory Card directly to the printer with a few simple operations.
 With the PictBridge Support, you can control the printer directly through your DVD Camcorder in order to print out stored
pictures. For direct printing of your stored pictures using the PictBridge function, you must connect your DVD Camcorder to
a PictBridge printer using a USB cable.
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M.Player Mode
►System
Clock Set
►On
Beep Sound
USB Connect ►Computer
►English
Language
Connecting To a Printer (USB Connect)
1. Turn your printer power off.
 Turn your DVD Camcorder on by setting the [Mode] switch to [CARD].
(Player)].
2. Set the [Power] switch to [
 Move the [Joystick] to select an image to print.
3. Press the [MENU] button.
 The menu list will appear.
4. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <System>, then press the [Joystick].
5. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <USB Connect>, then press the [Joystick].
6. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Printer>, then press the [Joystick].
 <Computer>: Connect to a computer.
 <Printer>: Connect to a printer. (To use the <Pict Bridge> function, select this.)
7. Connect your DVD Camcorder to the printer using the provided USB cable.
8. Turn your printer power on.
 The <Pict Bridge> menu screen appears automatically after a short period.
 The cursor highlights <Print>.
 To change the current thumbnail page, use the [Joystick] to highlight the thumbnail
page movement arrows then press the [Joystick] left or right to match the direction
of the arrow.
Move
5
M.Player Mode
►System
Clock Set
Beep Sound
USB Connect
Language
Move
8
OK Select
Computer
Printer
OK Select
M.Player Mode
►Pict Bridge
Print
Copies
Date/Time
MENU Exit
MENU Exit
5/10
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Setting the Number of Prints
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1. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Copies>, then press the [Joystick].
2. Move the [Joystick] up or down to set the number of prints, then press the [Joystick].
Setting the Date/Time Imprint Option
3. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Date/Time>, then press the [Joystick].
4. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select the Date/Time display type, then press the
[Joystick].
 Date/Time display type: <Off>, <Date>, <Time>, <Date&Time>
Printing Images
Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Print>, then press the [Joystick], and selected
image files will be printed.
Canceling the Printing
To cancel the image printing, press [Joystick] button again.
The message <Cancel> appears and the image printing will be cancelled.
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M.Player Mode
►Pict Bridge
Print
Copies
Date/Time
M.Player Mode
►Pict Bridge
Print
Copies
Date/Time
5/10

001

5/10
Off
Date
Time
Date&Time
Notes
 The Date/Time Option may not be supported by all printers. Check with your
printer manufacturer. The Date/Time menu cannot be setup if the printer
does not support this option.
 The PictBridge™ is a registered trademark of CIPA(Camera & Imaging
Products Association), an image transfer standard developed by Canon,
Fuji, HP, Olympus, Seiko Epson, and Sony.
 PictBridge supporting printers are commercially available.
 Use the USB cable provided with the DVD Camcorder.
 Use the AC power adapter for your DVD Camcorder during PictBridge Direct Printing.
Turning your DVD Camcorder off during printing might damage data on the Memory Card.
 Printing photo images is supported. Moving images cannot be printed.
 You can set various printing options depending on the printer. Please refer to the user’s manual of the printer for details.
 When setting the Date/Time imprint option, you can display the time (24-hour format) when the image has been recorded.
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Using USB Interface
Transferring a Digital Image through a USB Connection
 The DVD Camcorder supports both USB 1.1 and 2.0 standards. (Depends on the PC specification)
 You can transfer a recorded file in memory Card to a PC via a USB connection.
 If you transfer data to a PC, you need to install the software (DV Driver, Video Codec, DirectX 9.0) supplied with the DVD
Camcorder.
USB Connection Speed depending on the System
High speed USB connection is supported by Microsoft (Windows) device drivers only.
 Windows 2000 - High speed USB on a system with Service Pack 4 or later installed.
 Windows XP - High speed USB on a system with Service Pack 1 or later installed.
 Windows VISTA - High speed USB on a system with Service Pack 1 or later installed.
System Requirements
CPU
OS(Operating System)
Memory
HDD capacity
Resolution
USB
Windows System
Intel® Pentium 4™ , 2GHz
Windows® 2000/XP/VISTA(32bit)
* Standard installation is recommended.
Operation may not assured if the above OS has been upgraded.
512MB
2GB or more
1024 x 768 dots 24bit Colour
USB2.0 High Speed
 USB interface is not supported on Windows® VISTA(64bit) and Macintosh operating systems.
 System requirements mentioned above are recommendations. Even on a system that satisfies the requirements may not
ensure the operation depending on the system.
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Notes
 On a slower PC than recommended, movie playback may not be smooth or video editing may take a long time.
 On a slower PC than recommended, movie playback may skip frames or operate unexpectedly.
 Intel® Pentium III™ or Pentium 4™ is a trademark of the Intel Corporation.
 Windows® is a registered trademark of the Microsoft® Corporation.
 All other brands and names are property of their respective owners.
 In M.Cam Mode or M.Player Mode, be sure that the Memory Card is inserted into the DVD Camcorder before connecting
USB cable. If no Memory Card or an unformatted Memory Card is inserted, PC will not recognise your DVD Camcorder as
a removable disk.
 USB Streaming requires Video Codec, DV Driver and DirectX 9.0.
 If you disconnect the USB cable from the PC or the DVD Camcorder during the data transfer, the data transfer will stop and
the data may be damaged.
 If you connect the USB cable to a PC using a USB HUB or with other devices at the same time, it may cause conflict and
may not work properly. If this occurs, remove all other USB devices and try the connection again.
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Selecting the USB Device (USB Connect)
 The USB Connect function works only in M.Player Mode. page 26
 Using the USB cable, you can connect your DVD Camcorder to a computer to copy your moving images and photo images
from the Memory Card, or to a printer to print your images.
1. Set the [Mode] switch to [CARD].
2. Set the [Power] switch to [
(Player)].
4
3. Press the [MENU] button.
 The menu list will appear.
M.Player Mode
►System
Clock Set
►On
Beep Sound
USB Connect ►Computer
►English
Language
4. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <System>, then press the [Joystick].
Move
5. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <USB Connect>, then press the [Joystick].
6. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Computer> or <Printer>, then press the
[Joystick].
 You can select <Computer> to use the DVD Camcorder as a PC Camera, USB
Stream or removable disk.
 You can select <Printer> to use the PictBridge feature. page 105
7. To exit, press the [MENU] button.
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OK Select
M.Player Mode
►System
Clock Set
Beep Sound
USB Connect
Language
Move
MENU Exit
Computer
Printer
OK Select
MENU Exit
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Installing DV Media PRO Program
 When you install the DV Media PRO software on your Windows computer, you can enjoy the
following operations by connecting your DVD Camcorder to your computer via a USB cable.
- View Movie Recordings and Photos on PC: DV Driver - DirectX9.0 - Video Codec
- PC Camera/USB Streaming function: DV Driver - DirectX9.0 - Video Codec
- Photo Editing: Photo Express
Before your start!
 Turn on your PC. Exit all other running applications.
 Insert the provided CD into the CD-ROM drive.
The setup screen appears automatically soon after the CD is inserted. If the setup screen does not appear, click on “Start”
on the bottom left corner and select “Run” to display a dialog. Type “D:\autorun.exe” and then press ENTER, if your
CD-ROM drive is mapped to “D:Drive”.
Installing Driver - DV Driver and DirectX 9.0
 DV Driver is a software driver that is required to support establishing connection to a PC.
(If it is not installed, some functions will not be supported.)
1. Click on <DV Driver> on the Setup screen.
 Driver software is installed automatically. Following drivers will be installed:
- PC Camera/USB Streaming driver(Capture Driver)
2. Click on <Confirm> to finish driver installation.
3. If the <DirectX 9.0> is not installed, it is installed automatically after setting <DV Driver>.
 After installing <DirectX 9.0>, please restart your PC.
 If <DirectX 9.0> is installed already, there is no need to restart the PC.
Application Installation - Video Codec
 Click on <Video Codec> on the Setup screen.
<Video Codec> is required to play movie files recorded by this DVD Camcorder on a PC.
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Application Installation – Photo Express
1. Click <Photo Express> on the Setup screen.
 It is a photo editing tool that allows users to edit images.
Application Installation – Quick Time
1. Click <Quick Time> on the Setup screen.
 QuickTime is Apple’s technology for handling movie, sound, animation, graphics, text, music, and even 360-degree
virtual reality (VR) scenes.
Notes
 Please install by using the Software CD that came with this DVD Camcorder.
We do not guarantee compatibility for different CD versions.
 For photo editing, use Photo Express.
 For movie playback on a PC, install software in this order: DV Driver - DirectX 9.0 - Video Codec
 For PC Cam use, install software in this order: DV Driver - DirectX 9.0 - Video Codec
 You have to install DV Driver, Video Codec and DirectX 9.0 to run DV Media Pro properly.
 If a message saying “Digital Signature not found” or something similar appears, ignore the message and continue with the
installation.
 During installation, if the Microsoft LOGO test warning is shown, just click ‘Continue(C).’
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Connecting to a PC
1. Connect a USB cable to the USB jack on the PC.
2. Connect the other end of the USB cable into the USB
jack on the DVD Camcorder. (USB jack)
 If a PC is connected to the DVD Camcorder with
a USB cable, only [Power] switch, [Mode] switch,
[Zoom] lever can be operated.
Disconnecting the USB Cable
 After completing the data transmission, you must
disconnect the cable in the following way:
1. Select the removable disc icon and click the right mouse button to select “Eject”.
2. Select “Confirm” and disconnect the USB cable when the Windows Splash screen appears.
Notes
 If you disconnect the USB cable from the PC or the DVD Camcorder while transferring, the data transmission will stop and
the data may be damaged.
 If you connect the USB cable to a PC via a USB HUB or simultaneously connect the USB cable along with other USB
devices, the DVD Camcorder may not work properly. If this occurs, remove all USB devices from the PC and reconnect the
DVD Camcorder.
 You should set the USB Connect to Computer to connect to a PC via USB cable. page 109
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Using the PC Camera Function








This function works only in Camera Mode. page 26
To use the PC Camera function, the DV Driver, Video Codec and DirectX 9.0 programs must be installed in the PC.
You can use this DVD Camcorder as a PC Camera.
When you connect to a Web site that provides video chatting functions, you can use your DVD Camcorder for such
functions.
When using this DVD Camcorder for video conferencing (such as NetMeeting), voice communication may not be supported
depending on the video conferencing software. In this case, connect an external microphone to the soundcard of the PC to
enable voice communication.
Using the DVD Camcorder with PC Net-meeting program installed, you can participate in a video conference.
The PC Camera’s screen size (Transferred video frame rate for the PC Camera function is max 12.5 fps.)
- 640X480(VGA) pixels for USB 2.0 connection.
If PC is connected with the USB to the DVD Camcorder, only the [Power] switch, [Mode] switch, [Zoom] lever can be
operated.
1. Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC].
2. Set the [Power] switch to [
1
(Camera)].
3. Connect one end of the USB cable to the USB jack on the DVD Camcorder and the other
end to the USB connector on your computer.
2
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Using the USB Streaming Function




This function works in both Camera Mode and Player Mode. page 26
To use USB streaming, the DV Driver, Video Codec and DirectX 9.0 programs must be installed in the PC.
You can view DVD Camcorder video on your PC using USB streaming.
You can also store it as a moving image in the “avi” file format on a PC.
1. Connect one end of the USB cable to the USB jack on the DVD Camcorder and the other end to the USB jack on your
computer.
2. Setup and execute Windows Movie Maker.
 Windows Movie Maker is used for Windows XP users. (C:\program files\Movie maker\moviemk.exe)
Using the removable Disk Function
 You can easily transfer data from a Memory Card to a PC without additional cards via a USB connection.
1. Set the [Mode] switch to [CARD], set the [Power] switch to [
(Camera)] or [
(Player)].
2. Connect one end of the USB cable to the USB jack on the DVD Camcorder and the other end to the USB jack on your
computer.
3. To verify whether the removable disk has been properly recognised, open Windows Explorer and locate the removable
disk.
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Maintenance
Using Your DVD Camcorder Abroad
 Each country or region has its own electric and colour systems.
 Before using your DVD Camcorder abroad, check the following items.
Power sources
 You can use your DVD Camcorder in any country or area with the supplied AC Power adapter within 100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz.
 Use a commercially available AC jack adapter, if necessary, depending on the design of the local wall outlet.
Colour system
You can view your recordings using the built-in LCD screen and viewfinder.
However, to view your recordings on a television set or to copy it to an external device as a video cassette recorder (VCR)/
DVD Recorder/ Player, the television set or an external device must be PAL-compatible and have the appropriate Audio/Video
jacks. Otherwise, you may need to use a separate Video Format Transcoder (PAL-NTSC format Converter).
PAL-compatible Countries/Regions
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, CIS, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece,
Great Britain, Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Malaysia, Mauritius, Norway, Romania,
Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Thailand, Tunisia, etc.
NTSC-compatible Countries/Regions
Bahamas, Canada, Central America, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Philippines, Taiwan, United States of America, etc.
Note
You can make recordings with your DVD 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 centre, perform the following simple checks.
They may save you the time and expense of an unnecessary call.
Self Diagnosis Display in <Camera/Player> Modes
Display
Blinking Informs that...
No disc!
Disc full!
Slow
Slow
Slow
Bad Disc!
Slow
Finalised disc!
Cover is opened!
Slow
Slow
Recovering Data
-
Action
The Battery Pack is almost discharged. Change to a charged one.
There is no disc in DVD Camcorder.
Insert a disc.
There is not enough memory to record. Change to a new disc.
Erase recorded image.
Inserted disc is not recognised by the Eject and re-insert the disc.
DVD Camcorder.
Try another disc.
Format the disc. (DVD-RW/+RW)
The disc is finalised.
To record on a DVD-RW/+RW disc, unfinalise it.
Cover is opened.
Close the cover.
Don’t eject a disc when the disc detection is in progress
because the data recovery stops.
Follow the directions displayed on the screen with
taking care of the items below.
 The data recovery completes within a few minutes
While recording, if the power is
but sometimes it may take more time. Use the AC
suddenly turned off, the file writing is
adapter when recovering data. (Don’t turn off the
not properly done. When you turn on
power when the data recovery is in progress. The
the power, you can see the message,
disc may have a damage.)
<Recovering Data>.
 The data recovery may not be successful according
to the power down timing.
 When recordings from the other DVD Camcorders
or recorders are present on the disc, the data
recovery may not be successful.
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Self Diagnosis Display in <M.Cam/M.Player> Modes (VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
Display
Blinking
Informs that...
No memory card!
Slow (M.Cam)
- (M.Player)
There is no Memory Card in the DVD Insert a Memory Card.
Camcorder.
Action
Memory card full
Slow
There is not enough memory to
record.
Change to a new Memory Card.
Erase recorded image.
Memory card read error
Slow
The DVD Camcorder can not
playback.
Format a Memory Card or insert Memory
Card recorded on this DVD Camcorder.
Memory card write error
Slow
The DVD Camcorder can not record.
Format a Memory Card or change to a
new Memory Card.
Not formatted!
Slow
The Memory Card needs to format.
Format a Memory Card. page 99
No file!
-
There are no images recorded on the Record new images.
Memory Card.
Write protect !
Slow
The Memory Card is record protected. Release the write protect tab on the
Memory Card.
Caution
When there is dew condensation, put aside for a while before using
 What is Dew Condensation?
Dew condensation happens when a DVD Camcorder is moved to a place where there is a significant temperature difference from the previous place. In other
words, the water vapor in the air turns into dew because of the temperature difference, and it condensates like dew on the external or internal lenses of
the DVD Camcorder and on the reflection lens and the surface of the disc which are related to playback. When this happens, you temporarily may not
use the record or play functions of the DVD Camcorder. Also, it may cause a malfunction or damage to the DVD Camcorder when using the device with
the power on while there is dew condensation.
 What can I do?
Turn the power off and detach the battery pack, and leave it in a dry area for 1~2 hours before using it.
 When does the dew condensation occur?
When the device is relocated to a place with a higher temperature than the previous location, or when using it in a hot area suddenly, it will cause
condensation.
1) When recording outside in cold weather during the winter and then using it in indoors.
2) When recording outside in hot weather after being indoors or inside a car where the AC was running.
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Troubleshooting
 If these instructions do not solve your problem, contact your nearest Samsung authorized service certre.
Symptom
Explanation/Solution
You cannot switch the DVD Camcorder on.
 Check the Battery Pack or the AC Power adapter.
 Replace it with a fully charged charged battery pack.
 You have left the DVD Camcorder set to STBY for more than 5 minutes
without using it. To turn on the DVD Camcorder, press the
The DVD Camcorder shuts off automatically.
[Record Start/Stop] button.
 The Battery Pack is fully exhausted. Replace it with a fully charged battery
pack.
Charge runs out quickly.
 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.
A vertical strip appears on the screen when
recording a dark background.
 The contrast between the subject and the background is too great for
the DVD Camcorder to operate normally. Make the background bright to
reduce the contrast or use the BLC function while you are recording in
bright surroundings.
The image in the Viewfinder is blurred.
 The Viewfinder lens has not been adjusted.
 Adjust the Viewfinder control lever until the indicators displayed on the
Viewfinder come into sharp focus.
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Troubleshooting
Symptom
Explanation/Solution
Auto focus does not work.
 Check the Manual Focus menu.
 Auto focus does not work in the Manual Focus mode.
When the power is turned off and then
turned on, a blue screen appears instead of
the normal screen.
 If the DC Adapter is connected, remove the cord, turn on the Power switch,
and then connect it again. If the battery is connected, disconnect it, turn
the Power switch to on, and then connect it again.
Pressing the [Record Start/Stop] button
does not start recording.
(Camera)].
 Check the [Power] switch is set to [
 There is not enough free space in the disc. Replace the disc with a new
one or format the disc.
 Disc was finalised.
Make the disc writable to record additional pictures.
 DVD Camcorder is too hot. Turn off the power and cool it down a while.
Disc is not recognised and the disc cover
opens.
 The disc is a damaged one. Replace with a new disc.
Pressing the [Joystick] does not start
playing.
(Player)].
 Check the [Power] switch is set to [
 Check the disc compatibility.
 Check the disc was inserted properly to face its writable side toward the
DVD Camcorder.
 A disc with data that had been recorded using other devices may not
properly work with this DVD Camcorder.
The LCD is turned off.
 Do not store the DVD Camcorder in a place subject to strong magnetism.
 Keep away from magnetic materials.
When any magnetic material approaches the left side of the DVD
Camcorder, the LCD may be turned off but it is not a malfunction.
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Troubleshooting
Symptom
Explanation/Solution
Playback screen interrupted unexpectedly.
 Check the Power supply (Battery Pack or AC Power Adapter) is properly
connected and stable.
Cannot play back a recorded DVD-RW/
+RW/-R/+R DL disc.
 A disc with data that had been recorded using other devices may not
properly work with this DVD Camcorder.
 A DVD-RW disc recorded in VR mode cannot be played back using a
recorder that does not support VR mode. Refer to the user’s manual of
playback device to check compatibility.
Cannot play back a recorded DVD-RW/
+RW/-R/+R DL disc on a PC.
 Clean the disc using a cleaning cloth.
 Finalise the disc (except DVD+RW).
Pushing the [OPEN] switch does not open
the Disc Cover.
 Check the Power supply (Battery Pack or AC Power Adapter) is properly
connected and stable.
 Detach the Battery Pack from the DVD Camcorder and install it again.
 Make sure the Battery Pack is charged.
 Disc fanalisation was interrupted by turning the DVD Camcorder off. Turn
the DVD Camcorder on, and take out the disc after finalising the disc.
Cannot close the Disc Cover.
 Make sure the hand strap is not entangled.
 Make sure the disc was inserted properly.
 When the cover is not closed by an exceptional case, please contact the
local service centre.
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Troubleshooting
Setting menu items
Main Menu
Camera
Record
Memory*
Disc Manager
Display
Sub Menu
Program AE
White Balance
Digital Effect
Shutter
Exposure
16:9 Wide
DIS
BLC
Digital Zoom
Rec Mode
AV In/Out 
Wind Cut
Photo Size 
Photo Quality
Delete
Delete All
Protect
Print Mark
Format
File No.
Disc Unfinalise
Disc Unfinalise
Disc Format
Disc Info
LCD Bright
LCD Colour
Date/Time
TV Display
Functions
Selecting the Program AE Function
Setting White Balance
Setting the Digital special effect
Setting the Shutter speed
Setting the Exposure value
Setting the 16:9 Wide mode
Selecting the Digital Image Stabilizing
Performing the backlight compensation
Selecting Digital Zoom
Selecting the recording speed
Selecting the AV input/output
Minimizing wind noise
Selecting the Photo Size
Selecting Image Quality
Deleting Files
Deleting all Files
Preventing Accidental Erasure in Memory Card
Marking images recorded on a Memory Card for Printing
Formatting the Memory Card
File Numbering Options
Finalising a Disc
Unfinalising a Disc
Formatting Disc
Providing a Disc Information
Setting the Brightness tone of the LCD Screen
Setting the Colour tones of the LCD Screen
Setting the Date and Time Display
Setting OSD on/off of TV
Camera
Mode
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Player
M.Cam* M.Player*
Mode
Mode
Mode
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54
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52
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60
61
48
62
43
83
51
92
91
97
98
96
103
99
93
80
82
79
77
36
36
37
38
: VP-DC171i/DC171Bi/DC171Wi/DC173i/DC175Wi/DC575Wi only
* : VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only
: VP-DC575WB/DC575Wi only
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Troubleshooting
Main Menu
System
Sub Menu
Clock Set
Remote 
Beep Sound
Shutter Sound*
USB Connect*
Language
Demonstration
Functions
Setting the date/time
Using the remote control
Setting the Beep sound
Setting the Shutter sound
Selecting the USB device
Selecting the OSD language
Demonstration
Available Mode
Camera
Player
M.Cam*
Mode
Mode
Mode
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Page
M.Player*
Mode
30
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31
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33
109
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35
: VP-DC172W/DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only
* : VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only
 This Owners Manual covers the complete range of VP-DCXXX DVD camcorders
including non AV(Analog) In and AV(Analog) In versions of the same models.
Please note that models without an‘i’suffix do not feature AV(Analog) In.
Models with an‘i’suffix do feature AV(Analog) In.
Trademark Acknowledgements
 miniSD™ is a trademark of SD card Association.
 Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.
 “Dolby” and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
 Other names and products not mentioned above may be trademarks or registered
trademarks of their respective companies.
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Miscellaneous Information
Disc Type Description
Disc Type
DVD-R (8cm)
Mode
DVD+R DL (8cm)
DVD-RW (8cm)
DVD+RW (8cm)
–
–
VR (Video Recording)
Video
–
Capacity
1.4G
2.6G
1.4G
1.4G
1.4G
Formatting a new disc page 42
Auto
Auto
Recording page 44
O
O
O
O
O
Rewrite
X
X
O
O
O
O
O
X
O
O
81
O
O
O
O
O
Additional recording after finalisation (Unfinalise)
page 82
X
X
O
O
–
Editing page 72
X
X
O
X
X
X
X
O
O
O
Playback on other DVD Players 
(Finalise) page 80
Playback on other DVD Recorders
Reusing a disc by formatting
 page
 (Format) page
79
O
O
 O: possible / X: not possible / -: not needed
You must format a new disc before recording on it.
When loading a DVD-RW disc you must format it in Video or VR mode.
When loading a DVD+RW disc you must format it.
We cannot guarantee that you will be able to play back in all other manufacturer’s DVD Camcorders, DVD Players/
Recorders, or PC’s. For compatibility information, please refer to the manual of the device you wish to play back on.
 Discs must be finalised before they can be played on standard DVD Players/Recorders.
Refer to the page 11 for Finalised disc compatibility.
 You can play back DVD+RW discs on DVD Players/Recorders without finalising them.
DVD+RW discs do not need to be Finalised/Unfinalised.
 When formatting a recorded disc, the data recorded on the disc is deleted and disc capacity is restored, enabling you to
re-use the disc.
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
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Specifications
Model Name: VP-DC171(i)/DC171Bi/DC171W(i)/DC171WB/DC172W/DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi
System
Video signal
Picture Compression format
Audio Compression format
Recording Quality
Image device
Lens
Filter diameter
LCD Screen/Viewfinder
Size/dot number
LCD Screen Method
Viewfinder
Connectors
Video output
Audio output
USB output (VP-DC173(i)/DC175WB/
DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi only)
General
Power source
Power source type
Power consumption (Recording)
Operating temperature
Storage temperature
External dimension
Weight
Internal MIC
Remote control (VP-DC172W/DC173(i)/
DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi
only)
PAL
MPEG-2
D O L B Y ® D I G I TA L S T E R E O C R E ATO R
XP (about 9Mbps), SP (about 6Mbps), LP (about 3Mbps)
VP-DC171(i)/DC171Bi/DC171W(i)/DC171WB/DC172W/DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i): CCD (Charge Coupled Device)
800K pixels / VP-DC575WB/DC575Wi: CCD (Charge Coupled Device) 1M pixels
VP-DC171(i)/DC171Bi/DC171W(i)/DC171WB/DC172W/DC173(i)/DC175WB/DC175W(i): F1.6 34x (Optical), 1200x
(Digital) Electronic zoom lens / VP-DC575WB/DC575Wi: F1.6 26x (Optical), 1200x (Digital) Electronic zoom lens
Ø30
VP-DC171(i)/DC171Bi/DC173(i): 2.5inchs 112k
VP-DC171W(i)/DC171WB/DC172W/DC175WB/DC175W(i)/DC575WB/DC575Wi: 2.7inch 112k
TFT LCD
Colour LCD
1Vp-p (75Ω terminated)
-7.5dBs (600Ω terminated)
Mini-B type connector
DC 8.4V, Lithium Ion Battery Pack 7.4V
Lithium Ion Battery Pack, Power supply (100V~240V) 50/60Hz
4.7W (VP-DC171(i)/DC171Bi/DC173(i),VP-DC171W(i)/DC171WB/DC172W/DC175WB/DC175W(i), LCD/Viewfinder)
5.1W (VP-DC575WB/DC575Wi, LCD/Viewfinder)
0˚~40˚C (32˚F~104˚F)
-20˚C ~ 60˚C (-4˚F ~ 140˚F)
Height 87 mm (3.43 inches), Length 121 mm (4.76 inches), Width 54 mm (2.13 inches)
360 g (0.79 lb, 12.70 oz) (Except for Lithium Ion Battery Pack)
Omni-directional stereo microphone
Indoors: greater than 15 m (49 ft) (straight line), Outdoors: about 5 m (16.4 ft) (straight line)
- These technical specifications and design may be changed without notice.
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Index
-A-
-H-
Accessories ...................................... 13
Add .................................................... 72
AF/MF ................................................ 53
AV In/Out ........................................... 83
Hand Strap ....................................... 19
-B-
-I-
Information ........................................ 77
-J-
Beep Sound ....................................... 32
BLC .................................................. 48
Joystick .............................................. 26
-C-
LCD .................................................. 36
LCD Enhancer .................................. 39
LIGHT ................................................ 50
Lithium Ion Battery Pack ................... 21
Clock Set .......................................... 30
Colour Nite ........................................ 49
Connection ....................................... 83
Copying ........................................ 86,88
-D-
Date/Time ......................................... 37
Delete ...................................... 67,71,74
Demonstration .................................. 35
Digital Effect ..................................... 58
Digital Zoom ...................................... 62
DIS ................................................... 61
Disc Cleaning ...................................... 7
Discs .................................................. 10
-E-
EASY.Q Mode ................................... 45
Exposure .......................................... 52
-F-
Fade ................................................. 47
File No. .............................................. 93
Finalise .............................................. 80
Format .......................................... 79,99
-L-
-M-
Memory Card .................................... 89
Move .................................................. 73
Moving Image ................................. 100
-N-
Name ................................................. 78
-O-
Operating Modes ............................... 26
OSD ............................................. 28,29
OSD Language .................................. 34
-P-
Partial Delete ................................ 68,75
Photo images ................................... 95
Photo Quality .................................... 91
Photo Size ........................................ 92
PictBridge ........................................ 105
Playlist ............................................... 63
Power Source .................................... 25
Print Mark ........................................ 103
Program AE ...................................... 54
Protection ......................................... 96
-Q-
Q.MENU ............................................ 27
-R-
Record Mode ..................................... 43
Remote ............................................. 31
Remote control ................................. 18
-S-
Shutter Sound ................................... 33
Shutter Speed .................................. 52
-T-
Thumbnail index ................................ 63
TV Display ......................................... 38
-U-
Unfinalise ........................................... 82
USB Interface ..........................107~114
-V-
Viewfinder ......................................... 39
Voice Plus ......................................... 87
-W-
White Balance .................................. 56
Wind Cut ........................................... 51
-Z-
Zoom ................................................ 46
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Power Sources (United Kingdom Only)
The mains lead on the power adapter is supplied with a moulded plug incorporating a fuse.
The value of the fuse is indicated on the pin face of the plug and, if it requires replacing, a fuse approved to
BS1362 of the same rating must be used.
Never use the plug with the fuse cover omitted if the cover is detachable.
If a replacement fuse cover is required, it must be of the same colour as the pin face of the plug.
Replacement covers are available from your dealer.
If the fitted plug is not suitable for the power points in your house or the cable is not long enough to reach a power point,
you should obtain a suitable safety approved extension lead or consult your dealer for assistance.
However, if there is no alternative to cutting off the plug, remove the fuse and then safely dispose of the plug.
Do NOT connect the plug to a mains socket as there is a risk of shock hazard from the bared flexible cord.
IMPORTANT
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following code:
BLUE = NEUTRAL
BROWN = LIVE
As these colours may not correspond to the coloured marqueings identifying the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:
The wire coloured BLUE must be connected to the terminal marqueed with the letter N or coloured BLUE or BLACK.
The wire coloured BROWN must be connected to the terminal marqueed with the letter L or coloured BROWN or RED.
WARNING
NOTE
Do not connect either wire to the earth terminal marqueed with the letter E or the earth symbol,
or coloured GREEN or GREEN and YELLOW.
,
This page is applicable to Great Britain only.
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UNITED KINGDOM
This Samsung product is warranted for the period of twelve (12)
months from the original date of purchase, against defective
materials and workmanship. In the event that warranty service is
required, you should return the product to the retailer from whom
it was purchased.
However, Samsung Authorised Dealers and Authorised Service
Centres in other EC Countries will comply with the warranty on
the terms issued to purchasers in the country concerned. In
case of difficulty, details of our Authorised Service Centres are
available from:
Samsung Electronics U.K. Ltd.
Customer Care Centre
PO Box 17243
Edinburgh, EH11 4YB
United Kingdom
Tel: 0870 SAMSUNG (7267864), Fax: 0870 7221127 (United Kingdom)
Tel: 0818 717 100, Fax: +44 (0)870 7221127 (Republic of Ireland)
Web: www.samsung.com/uk
■ WARRANTY CONDITIONS
1. The warranty is only valid if, when warranty service is required,
the warranty card is fully and properly completed and is
presented with the original invoice or sales slip or confirmation,
and the serial number on the product has not been defaced.
2. Samsung’s obligations are limited to the repair or, at its
discretion, replacement of the product or the defective part.
3. Warranty repairs must be carried out by Authorised Samsung
Dealers or Authorised Service Centres. No reimbursement will
be made for repairs carried out by non Samsung Dealers and,
any such repair work and damage to the products caused by
such repair work will not be covered by this warranty.
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4. This product is not considered to be defective in materials nor
workmanship by reason that it requires adaptation in order to
conform to national or local technical or safety standards in
force in any Country other than the one for which the product
was originally designed and manufactured. This warranty
will not cover, and no reimbursement will be made for such
adaptation nor any damage which may result.
5. This warranty covers none of the following:
a) Periodic check ups, maintenance and repair or replacement
of parts due to normal wear and tear.
b) Cost relating to transport, removal or installation of the
product.
c) Misuse, including the faiure to use this product for its
normal purposes or incorrect installation.
d) Damage caused by Lightning, Water, Fire, Acts of God,
War, Public Disturbances, incorrect mains voltage, improper
ventilation or any other cause beyond the control of
Samsung.
6. This warranty is valid for any person who legally acquired
possession of the product during the warranty period.
7. The consumers statutory rights in any applicable national
legislation whether against the retailer arising from the
purchase contract or otherwise are not affected by this
warranty. Unless there is national legislation to the contrary,
the rights under this warranty are the consumers sole rights
and Samsung, its subsidiaries and distributors shall not be
liable for indirect or consequential loss or any damage to
records, compact discs, videos or audio taper or any other
related equipment or material.
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS (U.K.) LTD.
2007-07-09 ¿ÀÈÄ 2:00:03
ΕΛΛΑΣ (GREECE)
Αγαπητέ πελάτη,
Σας ευχαριστούμε για την εμπιστοσύνη που δείξατε στην
SAMSUNG με την αγορά αυτής της συακευής.
Το προϊόν αυτό της SAMSUNG είναι εγγυημένο για περίοδο
δώδεκα (12) μηνών από την ημερομηνία αγοράς του για
ανταλλακτικά και εργατικά. Στην περίπτωση που θα χρειαστεί
επισκευή, το προϊόν αυτό της SAMSUNG θα πρέπει να σταλεί
ή να μεταφερθεί στο εξουσιοδοτημένο service, με έξοδα του
αγοραστή.
Εξουσιοδοτημένοι αντιπρόσωποι και εξουσιοδοτημένα κέντρα
service σε άλλες Ευρωπαϊκές χώρες, θα αποδεχθούν τους
όρους της εγγύησης.
Πληροφορίες για τα εξουσιοδοτημένα κέντρα service στην
Ελλάδα, μπορείτε να πάρετε από την
FOURLIS TRADE A.E.B.E.
Λ. Κρυονερίου 112
145 68 Κρυονέρι, Αττικής
Τηλ. 210.629.3100
3. Η επισκευή του προϊόντος πρέπει να ανατίθεται μόνο σε
εξουσιοδοτημένα κέντρα service ή εξουσιοδοτημένους
αντιπροσώπους της SAMSUNG. Καμία αποζημίωση δεν
θα γίνει αποδεκτή για επισκευή που έχει γίνει από μη
εξουσιοδοτημένο από την SAMSUNG συνεργείο.
4. Το προϊόν αυτό δεν θα θεωρηθεί ελλατωματικό στα υλικά ή
στην εργασία επισκευής εάν θα πρέπει να προσαρμοστεί,
μετατραπεί ή ρυθμιστεί ώστε να συμμορφωθεί με τις
τοπικές τεχνικές προδιαγραφές ή προδιαγραφές που
ισχύουν σε χώρα άλλη από αυτή για την οποία προοριζόταν
ή κατασκευάστηκε.
Η εγγύηση αυτή δεν καλύπτει αποζημιώσεις για:
* Κεφαλές βίντεο και κασετοφώνων
* Κεφαλές βιντεοκάμερας
* Γεννήτριες ακτινών laser στα CD, DVD
* Τηλεχειριστήρια
* Λυχνίες φούρνων μικροκυμάτων
* Προσαρμογές, μετατροπές ή ρυθμίσεις, ανεξάρτητα αν
είναι επιτυχής ή ανεπιτυχής, ούτε οποιαδήποτε ζημία
προέρχεται εξ αυτού...
■ Όροι της εγγύησης
1. Η εγγύηση ισχύει εάν και μόνο εάν το προϊόν χρειάζεται
service και η κάρτα εγγύησης έχει πλήρως συμπληρωθεί
και σφραγισθεί από το κατάστημα αγοράς. Επίσης πρέπει
να προσκομισθεί και το τιμολόγιο ή η απόδειξη λιανικής
πώλησης, πάνω στην οποία ο σειριακός αριθμός του
προϊόντος πρέπει να είναι ευκρινής.
2. Η υποχρέωση της SAMSUNG αφορά μόνο την επισκευή
του προϊόντος.
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5. Η εγγύηση αυτή δεν καλύπτει καμία από τις παρακάτω
περιπτώσεις:
* Περιοδικούς ελέγχους, συντήρηση και επισκευή ή
αντικατάσταση μερών που οφείλονται σε φυσιολογική
φθορά
* Τα έξοδα και τους κινδύνους μεταφοράς που σχετίζονται με
την εγγύηση αυτού του προϊόντος
* Ζημία σε αυτό το προϊόν που προέρχεται από:
Α. Κατάχρηση ή και κακή χρήση, συμπεριλαμβανομένης
αλλά και μη περιορισμένης σε:
Μη χρήση αυτού του προϊόντος για τους ακοπούς που
φυσιολογικά προορίζεται ή σύμφωνα με τις οδηγίες
χρήσεως για την σωστή χρήση και συντήρηση αυτού
του προϊόντος
Την εγκατάσταση και χρήση του προϊόντος με
τρόπους που αντίκεινται στις τεχνικές προδιαγραφές
ασφαλείας που ισχύουν κατά την χρήση του
προϊόντος
Β. Επισκευή που έγινε από μη εξουσιοδοτημένα
συνεργεία service
Γ. Ατυχήματα, θεομηνίες ή οποιαδήποτε αιτία πέρα του
ελέγχου της SAMSUNG, συμπεριλαμβανομένων
αλλά μη περιορισμένων των κεραυνών, του νερού,
της φωτιάς, των δημοσίων αναταραχών, του κακού
αερισμού κλπ.
Ε. Σε περίπτωση που δεν υπάρχει εθνική νομοθεσία
αυτή η εγγύηση θα είναι η μοναδική και αποκλειστική
κάλυψη του καταναλωτή για κάθε ζημιά.
FOURLIS TRADE A.E.B.E.
Δ. Η εγγύηση αυτή δεν επηρεάζει τα δικαιώματα του
καταναλωτή που προβλέπονται από την εφαρμοστέα
εθνική νομοθεσία που ισχύει, ούτε τα δικακώματα
των καταναλωτών εναντίον των λιανοπωλητών που
απορρέουν από την σύμβαση πώλησης.
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Contact SAMSUNG WORLD WIDE
If you have any questions or comments relating to Samsung products, please contact the SAMSUNG customer care centre.
Region
North America
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Country
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ESTONIA
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INDIA
INDONESIA
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MALAYSIA
PHILIPPINES
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THAILAND
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VIETNAM
SOUTH AFRICA
U.A.E
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