SC-D381
SC-D382
SC-D383
SC-D385
Digital Video Camcorder
user manual
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key features of your miniDV camcorder
FEATURES OF YOUR NEW MINIDV CAMCORDER
Digital Data Transfer Function
with IEEE1394
By incorporating the IEEE 1394
(i.LINK™: i.LINK is a serial
data transfer protocol and
interconnectivity system, used to
transmit DV data) high speed data
transport port, both moving and
photo images can be transferred to
a PC, making it possible to produce
or edit various images.
USB Interface for Digital Image
Data Transfer
(SC-D383/D385 only)
You can transfer images to a PC
using the USB interface without an
add-on card.
Photo Recording on a Tape
You can record a photo image on
a tape.
680K pixel CCD
(SC-D383/D385 only)
Your camcorder incorporates a 680K
pixel CCD. Photo images can be
recorded to a memory card.
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1200x Digital Zoom
Allows you to magnify an image up
to 1200 times its original size.
Audio Enhancement
Provides more powerful sound with
the Real Stereo and Audio Effect
features.
Color TFT LCD
A high-resolution color TFT LCD
gives you clean, sharp images as
well as the ability to review your
recordings immediately.
Digital Image Stabilizer (DIS)
The DIS compensates for any hand
shaking, reducing unstable images
particularly at high magnification.
Various Visual Effects
The Visual Effects allow you to give
your films a special look by adding
various special effects.
Back Light Compensation (BLC)
The BLC function compensates for
a bright background behind a
subject you're recording.
Program AE
The Program AE enables you to alter
the shutter speed and aperture to suit
the type of scene/action to be filmed.
High Power Zoom Lens
Power Zoom lens allows users to
magnify the subject clearly up to 34x.
Digital Still Camera Function
(SC-D383/D385 only)
• Using a memory card, you can
easily record and playback
standard photo images.
• You can transfer standard photo
images on the memory card to
your PC using the USB interface.
Moving Image Recording on a
Memory Card
(SC-D383/D385 only)
Moving image recording makes
it possible to record video onto a
memory card.
MMC/SD card slot
(SC-D383/D385 only)
MMC/SD card slot can use MMC
(Multi Media Cards) and SD cards.
safety warnings
What the icons and signs in this user manual mean :
WARNING
CAUTION
CAUTION
Means that death or serious personal injury is a risk.
Means that there is a potential risk for personal injury or material damage.
To reduce the risk of fire, explosion, electric shock, or personal injury when using your miniDV
camcorder, follow these basic safety precautions:
Means hints or referential pages that may be helpful when operating the miniDV camcorder.
These warning signs are here to prevent injury to you and others.
Please follow them explicitly. After reading this section, keep it in a safe place for future reference.
important safety instructions
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO
NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSID
EREFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
This symbol indicates that dangerous voltage consisting a risk of
electric shock is present within this unit.
This symbol indicates that there are important operating and
maintenance instructions in the literature accompanying this unit.
Warning
To Reduce The Risk Of Fire Or Electric Shock, Do Not Expose This Apparatus To Rain Or Moisture.”
Caution
Apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing and no objects filled with liquids, such as vases,
shall be placed on the apparatus. To disconnect the apparatus from the mains, the plug must be pulled out
from the mains socket, therefore the mains plug shall be readily operable.
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important safety instructions
1. Read these instructions.
2. Keep these instructions.
3. Heed all warnings.
4. Follow all instructions.
5. Do not use this apparatus near water.
6. Clean only with dry cloth.
7. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in
accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
8. Do not install near any heat sources such
as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other
apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
9. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized
or grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two
blades with one wider than the other. A grounding
type plug has two blades and a third grounding
prong. The wide blade or the third prong are
provided for your safety. If the provided plug does
not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for
replacement of the obsolete outlet.
10. Protect the power cord from being walked on
or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience
receptacles, and the point where they exit from
the apparatus.
11. Only use attachment/accessories specified by the
manufacturer.
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se only with the cart, stand,
tripod, bracket, or table specified
by the manufacturer, or sold with
the apparatus. When a cart is
used, use caution when moving
the cart/apparatus combination
to avoid injury from tip-over.
13. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or
when unused for long periods of time.
14. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Servicing is required when the apparatus has
been damaged in any way, such as power-supply
cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled
or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the
apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture,
does not operate normally, or has been dropped.
15. Apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or
splashing and no objects filled with liquids, such
as vases, shall be placed on the apparatus.
16. VENTILATION:
Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided
for ventilation to ensure reliable operation of the
CAMCORDER and to protect it from overheating.
These openings must not be blocked or covered.
Never place your CAMCORDER on a bed, sofa,
rug, or other similar surface: on or near a radiator
or heat register. This CAMCORDER should not be
placed in a built-in installation such as a bookcase
or rack unless proper ventilation is provided or the
manufacturer’s instructions have been adhered to.
17. P
OWER SOURCES:
The CAMCORDER should be operated only from
the type of power source indicated on the label.
If you are not sure of the type of power supply at
your home, consult your appliance dealer or local
power company. A CAMCORDER is intended to
be operated from battery power, or other sources,
refer to the operating instructions.
18. GROUNDING OR POLARIZATION:
This CAMCORDER may be equipped with either
a polarized 2-wire AC line plug (a plug having one
blade wider than the other) or a 3-wire grounding
type plug, a plug having a third (grounding) pin.
If you are unable to insert the plug fully into the
outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug still fails to
fit, contact your electrician to replace your outlet.
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized
plug.
19. POWER-CORD PROTECTION:
Power-supply cords should be routed so that
they are not likely to be walked on or pinched
by items placed upon or against them, paying
particular attention to cords or plugs, convenient
receptacles, and the point where they exit from
the unit.
20. OUTDOOR ANTENNA GROUNDING:
CAMCORDER, be sure the antenna or cable
system is grounded to provide some protection
against voltage surges and built-up static
charges, Section 810 of the National Electrical
Code, ANSI/NFPA No.
70-1984, provides information with respect to proper
grounding of the mast and supporting structure,
grounding of the lead-in wire and supporting structure,
grounding of the mast and supporting structure,
grounding of the lead-in wire to an antenna discharge
unit, size of grounding to conductors, location of
antenna-discharge unit, connection to grounding
electrodes and requirements for the grounding
electrode.
See figure below.
ANTENNA
LEAD IN
WIRE
GROUND
CLAMP
ANTENNA
DISCHARGE UNIT
(NEC SECTION 810-20)
ELECTRIC
SERVICE
EQUIPMENT
GROUNDING CONDUCTORS
(NEC SECTION 810-21)
GROUND CLAMPS
POWER SERVICE GROUNDING
ELECTRODE SYSTEM
(NEC ART 250, PART H)
NEC NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
21. L
IGHTNING:
For added protection of this CAMCORDER during
a lightning storm or when it is left unattended
and unused for long periods of time, unplug it
from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna
or cable system. This will prevent damage to the
CAMCORDER due to lightning and powerline
surges.
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important safety instructions
22. P
OWER LINES:
An outside antenna system should not be located
in the vicinity of overhead power lines or other
electric light or power circuits where it can fall into
such power lines or circuits. When installing an
outside antenna system, extreme care should be
taken to keep from touching such power lines or
circuits as contact with them might be fatal.
23. OVERLOADING:
Do not overload wall outlets and extension cords
as this can result in a risk of fire or electric shock.
24. OBJECTS AND LIQUIDS:
Never push objects of any kind into this
CAMCORDER through openings as they may
touch dangerous voltage points or short out
a part that could result in a fire or electric
shock. Never spill liquids of any kind onto the
CAMCORDER. Should spillage occur, unplug unit
and have it checked by a technician before use.
25. SERVICING:
Do not attempt to service this CAMCORDER
yourself. Opening or removing covers may expose
you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer
all servicing to qualified service personnel.
26. DAMAGE REQUIRING SERVICE:
Unplug this CAMCORDER from the wall outlet
and refer servicing to qualified service personnel
under the following conditions:
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a. When the power-supply cord or plug is damaged.
b. If any liquid has been spilled onto, or objects have
fallen into the CAMCORDER.
c. If the CAMCORDER has been exposed to rain or
water.
d. If the CAMCORDER does not operate normally
by following the operating instructions, adjust
only those controls that are covered by the
operating instructions. Improper adjustment of
other controls may result in damage and will often
require extensive work by a qualified technician to
restore the CAMCORDER to its normal operation.
e. If the CAMCORDER has been dropped or the
cabinet has been damaged.
f. When the CAMCORDER exhibits a distinct
change in performance, this indicates a need for
service.
27. REPLACEMENT PARTS:
When replacement parts are required, be sure
the service technician has used replacement
parts specified by the manufacturer and having
the same characteristics as the original part.
Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire,
electric shock or other hazards.
28. SAFETY CHECK:
Upon completion of any service or repairs to
this CAMCORDER, ask the service technician
to perform safety checks to determine that the
CAMCORDER is in safe operating order.
29. To prevent damage which may result in fire or shock
hazard, do not expose this appliance to rain or moisture.
30. If this power supply is used at 240V ac, a suitable plug
adaptor should be used.
USER INSTALLER CAUTION:
Your authority to operate this FCC certified equipment could
be voided if you make changes or modifications not expressly
approved by this party responsible for compliance to part 15
FCC rules.
NOTE:
Hg LAMP(S) INSIDE THIS PRODUCT CONTAIN MERCURY
AND MUST BE RECYCLED OR DISPOSED OF
ACCORDING TO LOCAL, STATE OR FEDERAL LAWS.
For details see lamprecycle.org, eiae.org, or call
1-800-Samsung (7267864)
CALIFORNIA USA ONLY
This Perchlorate warning applies only to primary CR
(Manganese Dioxide) Lithium coin cells in the product
sold or distributed ONLY in California USA
“ Perchlorate Material - special handling may apply,
See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate.”
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply
with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15
of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with
the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the following measures:
- Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
- Increase the separation between the equipment and
receiver.
- Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different
from that to which the receiver is connected.
- Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for
help and for additional suggestions. The user may find the
following booklet prepared by the Federal Communications
Commission helpful: “How to Identify and Resolve Radio-TV
Interference Problems.” This Booklet is available from the
U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402,
Stock No. 004-000-00345-4.
FCC Warning
The user is cautioned that changes or modifications not
expressly approved by the manufacturer could void the user’s
authority to operate the equipment.
This device complies with Part 15 of FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions;
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
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precautions
Warning!
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•
This camcorder should always be connected to an AC outlet with a protective grounding connection.
Batteries shall not be exposed to excessive heat such as sunshine, fire or the like.
Caution
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.
Replace only with the same or equivalent type.
If this power supply is used at 240V ac, a suitable plug adaptor should be used.
notes and safety instructions
NOTESREGARDINGTHEVIDEOHEADCLEANING
• To ensure normal recording and a clear picture, clean the video heads regularly.
If a square block-shape distorts playback, or only a blue screen is displayed, the video heads may be dirty.
If this happens, clean the video heads with a dry type cleaning cassette.
• Do not use a wet-type cleaning cassette. It may damage the video heads.
ADJUSTINGTHELCDSCREEN
Please rotate the LCD screen carefully as illustrated. Over rotation may
cause damage to the inside of the hinge that connects the LCD screen
to the camcorder.
1. Open the LCD screen 90 degrees from the camcorder with your finger.
2. Rotate it to the best angle to record or play.
- If you rotate the LCD screen 180 degrees so it is facing forward,
you can close the LCD screen with the display facing out.
- This is convenient during playback operations.
Refer to page 31 to adjust brightness and color of the LCD screen.
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AV
MENU
W
MODE
POWER
T
BATT
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CHG
NOTES REGARDING THE LCD SCREEN
• D
irect sunlight can damage the LCD screen and the inside of the the Lens. Take pictures of the sun only in low
light conditions, such as at dusk.
• The LCD screen has been manufactured using high precision technology. However, there may be tiny dots (red,
blue or green in color) that appear on the LCD screen. These dots are normal and do not affect the recorded picture in any way.
• Do not pick up the camcorder by holding the LCD screen or battery pack.
SERVICING & REPLACEMENT PARTS
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•
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•
Do not attempt to service this camcorder yourself.
Opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage or other hazards.
Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician has used replacement parts specified by the
manufacturer and having the same characteristics as the original part.
Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric shock or other hazards.
NOTES REGARDING CAMCORDER
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•
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•
o not leave the camcorder exposed to high temperatures (above 60 °C or 140 °F). For example, in a parked car
D
in the sun or exposed to direct sunlight.
Do not let the camcorder get wet. Keep the camcorder away from rain, sea water, and any other form of moisture.
If the camcorder gets wet, it may get damaged. Sometimes a malfunction due to exposure to liquids cannot
be repaired.
A sudden rise in atmospheric temperature may cause condensation to form inside the camcorder.
- When you move the camcorder from a cold location to a warm location (e.g. from outside to inside during the winter.)
- When you move the camcorder from a cool location to a hot location (e.g. from inside to outside during the summer.)
If the
(DEW) protection feature is activated, leave the camcorder for at least two hours in a dry, warm room with
the cassette compartment opened and the battery pack removed.
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contents
GETTING TO KNOW
YOUR MINIDV CAMCORDER
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07
08
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What is included with your miniDV camcorder
Front & left view
Left side view
Right & top view
Rear & bottom view
Using the remote control (SC-D382/D385 only)
PREPARATION
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14
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20
Using the hand strap & lens cover
Installing the button-type battery
Using the battery pack
Connecting a power source
Basic miniDV camcorder operation
Screen indicators in camera/player modes
Screen indicators in m.Cam/m.Player modes
(SC-D383/D385 only)
Using the display (
) button
Using the joystick
Handling quick menus with the joystick
06
12
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INITIAL SETTING :
SYSTEM MENU SETTING
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25
24
26
27
28
29
Setting the clock (Clock set)
Setting the wireless remote control acceptance (remote)
(SC-D382/D385 only)
Setting the beep sound (beep sound)
Setting the shutter sound (shutter sound)
Selecting the OSD language (language)
Viewing the demonstration (Demonstration)
INITIAL SETTING :
DISPLAY MENU SETTING
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31
32
33
Setting the guideline (guideline)
Adjusting the lcd screen (lcd bright/lcd color)
Displaying the date/time (date/time)
Setting the tv display (tv display)
BASIC RECORDING
34
34
35
36
37
38
Inserting / ejecting a cassette
Various recording techniques
Making your first recording
recording with ease for beginners (easy.Q mode)
Zooming in and out
Searching quickly for a desired scene
(setting the zero memory) (SC-D382/D385 only)
Self record using the remote control (setting the self timer)
(SC-D382/D385 only)
Reviewing and searching a recording
Using the fade on and off
Auto focus / manual focus
Setting the shutter speed & exposure
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43
ADVANCED RECORDING
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51
53
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selecting the record mode & audio mode
(Rec Mode & Audio Mode)
Cutting wind noise (windcut plus)
Selecting the real stereo function (Real Stereo)
Setting the program ae (Program AE)
Setting the white balance (White balance)
Applying visual effects (visual effect)
Setting the 16:9 wide mode (16:9 Wide)
Using the tele macro (macro)
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Setting the digital image stabilizer (dis)
Using back light compensation mode (blc)
Zooming in and out with digital zoom (digital zoom)
Using the color nite (c.Nite)
Using the light (Light) (SC-D382/D383/D385 only)
Recording a photo image on a tape -tape photo recording
Searching for a photo image on a tape (Photo Search)
PLAYBACK
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65
66
67
Playing back a tape on the lcd screen
Various functions while in Player mode
Audio dubbing (SC-D382/D385 only)
Dubbed audio playback (Audio Select)
Audio effect
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71
Playing back a tape on a TV screen
Copying a camcorder tape onto a video tape
Using the voice+ function
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Using a memory card (usable memory card) (not supplied)
Structure of folders and files on the memory card
Setting the file number (File No.)
Taking a photo image (jpeg) on the memory card
Viewing photo images (jpeg)
protection from accidental erasure (protect)
Deleting photo images and moving images (Delete)
Formatting a memory card (Format)
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CONNECTION
68
DIGITAL STILL CAMERA MODE
(SC-D383/D385 only)
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Recording moving images (mpeg) on a memory card
Playing the moving images (mpeg) on a memory card
(m.Play select)
Recording an image from a tape as a photo image
Copying a photo image from a tape to a memory card
(photo copy)
Marking images for printing (print mark)
PICTBRIDGE™
(SC-D383/D385 only)
88
Printing your pictures – using Pictbridgetm
IEEE 1394 DATA TRANSFER
90
Transferring ieee1394 (I.Link)-dv standard data connections
USB INTERFACE
(SC-D383/D385 only)
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Using usb interface
Selecting the usb device (usb connect)
Installing the software (dv media pro program)
Connecting to a pc
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After finishing a recording
Usable cassette tapes
Cleaning and maintaining the camcorder
Using your miniDV camcorder abroad
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MAINTENANCE
TROUBLESHOOTING
SPECIFICATIONS
101 Troubleshooting
103 Setting menu items
105
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getting to know your miniDV camcorder
WHAT IS INCLUDED WITH YOUR MINIDV CAMCORDER
Your new Digital Video camcorder comes with the following accessories. If any of these items is missing from your box,
call Samsung’s Customer Care Center at 1-800-SAMSUNG.
✪ The exact appearance of each item may vary by model.
Battery Pack
(IA-BP80W )
AD43-00186A
AC Power Adapter
(AA-E9 type)
AD44-00116B
Audio/Video Cable
AD39-00001A
USB Cable
(SC-D383/D385 only)
AD39-00132D
Software CD
(SC-D383/D385 only)
AD46-00097A
User Manual
AD68-02562A
Quick Start Guide
AD68-02563A
Button-type Battery for
Remote Control
(Type: CR2025)
(SC-D382/D385 only)
AD43-10130H
Remote Control
(SC-D382/D385 only)
AD59-00085B
Lens Cover
AD97-10686A
Lens Cover Strap
AD72-00049A
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The contents may vary depending on the sales region.
Parts and accessories are available at your local Samsung dealer.
A memory card is not included. See page 72 for memory cards compatible with your miniDV camcorder.
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FRONT & LEFT VIEW
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6
1
2
3
7
OPEN
8
4
1
2
3
4
Lens
Remote sensor (SC-D382/D385 only)
Light (SC-D382/D383/D385 only)
OPEN switch
5
6
7
8
EASY Q button ➥page 36
Display (
) button
TFT LCD screen
Internal microphone
Be careful not to cover the internal microphone and lens during recording.
CAUTION
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getting to know your miniDV camcorder
LEFTSIDEVIEW
1
2
3
4
DV
AV
5
MENU
W
E
MOD
R
POWE
T
BAT
CHG
T.
6
7
8
CARD
MODE
TAPE
(SC-D383/D385 only)
1
2
3
4
MENU button
Joystick ( / /  / / Select ), (W/T) ➥page 23
Recording start/stop button
Jack cover (AV/DV jack)
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6
7
8
Built-in speaker
Select (CARD-TAPE) switch (SC-D383/D385 only)
Battery pack
Battery release (BATT.) switch
CHG
BATT.
RIGHT & TOP VIEW
1
L
VO
2
AV
DV
6
3
4
5
1
2
3
4
Zoom(W/T) / Volume (VOL) lever
PHOTO button ➥pages 60,76
Recording start/stop button
POWER switch
POW
ER
MODE
CHG
7
5
6
7
Jack cover (DC IN, USB (SC-D383/D385 only) jack)
Cassette compartment cover
Hand strap
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getting to know your miniDV camcorder
REAR & BOTTOM VIEW
1
AV
5
DV
2
3
MODE
POWER
6
7
CHG
4
DC IN
8
Jacks
SC-D383/D385
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
AV jack
MODE button
Mode indicator (Camera (
) / Player (
DC IN Jack
DV (IEEE1394) jack
Charging (CHG) indicator
USB jack (SC-D383/D385 only)
Memory card slot (SC-D383/D385 only)
Tripod receptacle
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9
SC-D381/D382
) mode)
AV DV DC IN
AV DV DC IN
SC-D383/D385 only
MMC/SD
USB
USING THE REMOTE CONTROL (SC-D382/D385 only)
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2
3
4
5
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9
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2
3
4
5
6
7
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9
PHOTO button ➥pages 60,76
REC button
SELF TIMER button ➥page 39
ZERO MEMORY button ➥page 38
PHOTO SEARCH button ➥page 61
A.DUB button ➥page 65
(FF) button
(REW) button
(PLAY) button
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14
15
16
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18
(-) /
(+) (Direction) button ➥page 64
) button
W/T (Zoom) button
X2 button ➥page 64
DATE/TIME button
(SLOW) button
(PAUSE) button
(STOP) button
F. ADV button ➥page 64
Display (
The buttons on the remote control function the same as those on the miniDV camcorder.
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preparation
This section provides information on using this miniDV camcorder: such as how to use the provided accessories,
how to charge the battery, how to set up the operation and screen indicators in each mode.
USINGTHEHANDSTRAP&LENSCOVER
It is very important to ensure that the hand strap has been correctly adjusted before you begin your recording.
The hand strap enables you to:
• Hold the camcorder in a stable, comfortable position.
• Put your hand in a position where you can easily operate the Recording start/stop button, PHOTO button,
and the Zoom lever.
Hand Strap
AdjustingtheHandStrap
1. Insert the hand strap into the hand strap hook on
the front side of the camcorder and pull its end
through the hook.
2. Insert your hand into the hand strap and adjust its
length for your convenience.
3. Close the hand strap.
Lens Cover
AttachingtheLensCover
4. Hook up the lens cover with the lens cover strap
as illustrated.
5. Hook up the lens cover strap to the hand strap, and
adjust it following the steps as described for the
hand strap.
6. Close the hand strap.
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2
5
3
6
InstallingtheLensCoverafterOperation
Press buttons on both sides of the lens cover, then attach it to the camcorder lens.
OPEN
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INSTALLINGTHEBUTTON-TYPEBATTERY
Button-type battery installation for the remote control
(SC-D382/D385 only)
1. Pull out the button-type battery holder toward the direction of
the arrow.
2. Position the button-type battery in the button-type battery holder,
with the positive (
) terminal face up.
3. Reinsert the button-type battery holder.
Precaution regarding the button-type battery
• There is a danger of explosion if button-type battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or
•
•
equivalent type.
Do not pick up the battery using tweezers or other metal tools. This will cause a short circuit.
Do not recharge, disassemble, heat or immerse the battery in water to avoid the risk of explosion.
WARNING
Keepthebutton-typeBatteryoutofreachofchildren.Shouldabatterybeswallowed,seekmedical
attentionimmediately.
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preparation
USINGTHEBATTERYPACK
• Use the IA-BP80W battery pack only.
• The battery pack may be charged a little at the time of purchase.
• Be sure to charge the battery pack before you start using your miniDV camcorder.
Inserting / Ejectingthe battery pack
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1. Open the LCD screen as shown in the figure.
2. Insert the battery pack into the battery pack slot until it softly clicks.
• Make sure that word mark (SAMSUNG) is facing out while
the camcorder is placed as shown in the figure.
3. Slide the BATT. release switch and pull out the battery pack.
• Gently slide the BATT. release switch in the direction as
shown in the figure.
• Additional battery packs are available at your local Samsung dealer.
• If the miniDV camcorder will not be in use for a while, remove the battery
pack from the miniDV camcorder.
Insert
Eject
Charging the Battery Pack
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BATT.
BAT T.
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Use only Samsung-approved battery packs. Do not use batteries from other manufacturers.
Otherwise, there is a danger of overheating, fire or explosion.
Samsung is not responsible for problems occured due to using unapproved batteries.
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Slide the POWER switch downwards to turn off the power.
Insert the battery pack to the camcorder.
Open the jack cover and connect the AC power adaptor to the DC IN jack.
Connect the AC power adaptor to a wall socket.
Once charged, disconnect the AC power adaptor from the DC IN jack on your
camcorder.
• Even with the power switched off, the battery pack will still discharge if it is
left inserted in the camcorder.
It is recommended that you purchase one or more additional battery packs
to allow continuous use of your miniDV camcorder.
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POW
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Charging indicator
The color of the LED indicates the power or charging state.
• If the battery pack has been fully charged, the charge indicator
is green.
• If you are charging the battery, the color of the charge indicator
is orange.
• If an error occurs while the battery pack in charging, the charging
indicator blinks orange.
POWER
AV
CHG
DV
MODE
POWER
CHG
DC IN
<Charging indicator>
Charging, Recording Times with a fully charged battery pack (with no zoom operation,
LCD open, etc.)
• Measured times shown in the table are based on model
Time
Charging
Recording
•
•
SC-D385.
Battery
time
time
(Times for SC-D381/D382/D383/D385 are almost the same.)
The time is only for reference. Figures shown in the table are
Approx.
Approx.
IA-BP80W
1hr 20min
1hr 20min
measured under Samsung’s test environment, and may differ
from your actual use.
The recording time shortens dramatically in a cold environment. The continuous recording times in the operating
instructions are measured using a fully charged battery pack at 25 °C (77 °F). As the environmental temperature
and conditions vary, the remaining battery time may differ from the approximate continuous recording times given
in the instructions.
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preparation
The amount of continuous recording time available depends on:
• The type and capacity of the battery pack you are using.
• Ambient temperature.
• How often the zoom function is used.
• Type of use (camcorder/camera/with LCD screen etc.)
• It is recommended that you have several batteries available.
• To check the remaining battery charge, press and hold the Display ( ) button. ➥page 21
• The charging time will vary depending on the remaining battery level.
Battery Level Display
The battery level display indicates the amount of power remaining in the battery pack.
a. Fully charged
b. 20~40% used
c. 40~80% used
d. 80~95% used
e. Completely used (Blinking)
(The Camcorder will turn off soon, change the battery as soon as possible.)
(Blinking)
Battery Pack Management
• The battery pack should be recharged in an environment between 0 °C (32 °F) and 40°C (104 °F).
• The life and capacity of the battery pack will be reduced if it is used in temperatures below 0 °C (32 °F) or left in
•
•
•
temperatures above 40 °C (104 °F) for a long period of time, even when it is fully recharged.
Do not put the battery pack near any heat source (i.e. fire or a heater).
Do not disassemble, apply pressure to, or heat the battery pack.
Do not allow the + and – terminals of the battery pack to be short-circuited. It may cause leakage, heat
generation, induce overheating or fire.
16_ English
Notes regarding the Battery Pack
• Please refer to the table on page 15 for approximate continuous recording time.
• The recording time is affected by temperature and environmental conditions.
• The recording time shortens dramatically in a cold environment, as the environmental temperature and conditions vary.
• The continuous recording times in the operating instructions are measured using a fully charged battery pack at
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
25 °C (77 °F). The remaining battery time may differ from the approximate continuous recording times given in
the instructions.
When purchasing a new battery pack, we recommend buying the same battery pack that is provided
with this camcorder. The battery pack is available at SAMSUNG retailers.
When the battery reaches the end of its life, please contact your local dealer.
Batteries should be handled as chemical waste.
Make sure that the battery pack is fully charged before starting to record.
A brand new battery pack is not charged. Before using the battery pack, you need to charge it completely.
The battery pack may be prone to leakage when fully discharged.
Fully discharging a battery pack damages the internal cells.
To preserve battery power, keep your camcorder turned off when you are not operating it.
If your camcorder is in Camera mode, and it is left in STBY mode without being operated for more than 5
minutes with a tape inserted, it will automatically turn itself off to protect against unnecessary battery discharge.
Do not drop the Battery Pack. Dropping the battery pack may damage it.
CONNECTINGAPOWERSOURCE
• There are two types of power source that can be connected to your camcorder.
-
The AC Power Adapter: used for indoor recording.
The Battery Pack: used for outdoor recording.
Connect to a household power source to use the camcorder without
having to worry about the battery power. You can keep the battery pack
attached; the battery power will not be consumed.
1. Slide the POWER switch downwards to turn off the power.
2. Open the jack cover and connect the AC power adaptor to the DC IN jack.
3. Connect the AC power adaptor to a wall socket.
• The plug and wall socket type may differ according to your
resident country.
4. Slide the POWER switch downwards to turn on the power and press
the MODE button to set Camera (
) or Player (
).
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preparation
BASICMINIDVCAMCORDEROPERATION
Turning the miniDV camcorder on and off
Mode indicator
You can turn the camcorder on or off by sliding the POWER switch downward.
• Slide the POWER switch repeatedly to toggle the power on or off.
Setting the operating modes
AV
DV
• Set the operation mode by adjusting the MODE button and Select switch
(SC-D383/D385 only) before operating any functions.
) or Player(
).
1. Press the MODE button to set Camera(
Each press of the MODE button toggles between the Camera (
) mode
and Player (
) mode.
2. Set the Select switch to CARD or TAPE. (SC-D383/D385 only)
- Camera mode (
): To record movie or photo images on a tape. ➥page 19
- Player mode (
): To play movie or photo images on a tape. ➥page 19
MODE button
- M.Cam mode (
): To record movie or photo images on a memory card.
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• The operating modes are determined by the position of the MODE button and Select switch (SC-D383/D385 only).
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• The M.Cam Mode and the M.Player Mode are only available on models SC-D383/D385.
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SCREEN INDICATORS IN CAMERA / PLAYER MODES
OSD in Camera Mode
1
2
3
4
STBY
26
5
6
7
SP
8
25
60min
9
16Bit
10
S
24
23
22
21
No Tape !
M 1/60
14 Fade ➥page 41/ 11
4
12
5
13
6
14
19
20
19
13 WindCut Plus * ➥page 45
2 Tele Macro * ➥page 54
3 Tape photo recording ➥page 60 /
0:00:00
Art
1 Battery Level ➥page 16
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7
16
8
9
18
17
26
16:9 Wide
1/60
22
10
19
21
11
20
3
10Sec
12
14
Self timer * ➥page 39
(SC-D382/D385 only)
Operating Mode
Record Speed Mode ➥page 44
Zero Memory ➥page 38
(SC-D382/D385 only)
Time counter (movie recording time)
Tape Indicator
Remaining Tape
(measured in minutes)
Audio Mode ➥page 44
Light * ➥page 59
(SC-D382/D383/D385 only)
BLC (Back Light Compensation)*
➥page 56
Remote ➥page 25 (SC-D382/D385 only)
15 USB * ➥page 96
(SC-D383/D385 only)
16 C.Nite * ➥page 58
17 Real Stereo ➥page 46
18 Zoom Position * ➥page 37
19 Date/Time ➥page 32
20 Manual Focus * ➥page 42
21 Manual Exposure * ➥page 43
22 Shutter Speed * ➥page 43
23 White Balance * ➥page 49
24 Program AE * ➥page 47
25 DIS * ➥page 55
26 Visual Effects Mode * ➥page 51
EASY.Q * ➥page 36
16:9 Wide ➥page 53
OSD in Player Mode
1
1
9
Sound[2]
STOP SP
0:00:46:06
2
60min
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8
16Bit
3
2
4
5
No Tape !
6
7
7
8
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3
6
5
4
9
Audio Dubbing ➥page 65 (SC-D382/D385 only)
Audio Effect ➥page 67
DV IN (DV date transfer mode) ➥page 91
Voice+ Indicator ➥page 71
Warning Indicator ➥page 101
Message Line ➥page 101
Volume Control * ➥page 62
DEW ➥page 102
Dubbed Audio Playback ➥page 66
English _19
preparation
SCREEN INDICATORS IN M.CAM / M.PLAYER MODES (SC-D383/D385 ONLY)
1
Art
10Sec
OSD in M.Cam Mode
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2
•
3
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1
60min
2
4
No Memory
No Tape Card
! !
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4
•
Image Recording and
Loading Indicator
Image Counter (Total
number of recordable
photo images)
CARD (Memory Card)
Indicator
Light ➥page 59
(SC-D382/D383/D385
only)
•
•
OSD indicators shown here are
based on model SC-D385.
The screen to the left is an example;
it is different from the actual display.
The OSD indicators are based
on memory capacity of 2GB
(SC-D383/D385 only).
For enhanced performance, the
display indications and the order
are subject to change without
prior notice.
Functions marked with * will not
be retained when the miniDV
camcorder is powered on after
turning it off.
OSD in M.Player Mode
1
STOP
5
0:00:00
Slide
4
1
6
2/30
800X600
2
7
3
4
No Memory Card !
No Memory Card !
5
6
9
3
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SMOV0001
(Movie images)
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2
12:00 AM JAN. 1,2008
(Photo images)
100-0001
8
7
8
9
Time counter (movie recording time)
File number of the moving image
Volume Control * ➥page 84
Erase Protection Indicator ➥page 78
Silde ➥page 77
Image Counter (Current photo image/
Total number of recordable photo images)
Photo image size ➥page 73
Folder Number - File Number ➥page 75
Print Mark ➥page 87
USINGTHEDISPLAY(
)BUTTON
You can switch between the on-screen information display modes: Press the Display (
) button.
Switching the information display mode
You can switch between the on-screen information display modes:
Press the Display (
) button.
The full and minimum display modes will alternate.
• Full display mode: All information will appear.
• Minimum display mode: Only operating status indicators will appear.
Checking the remaining battery
) button while charging with the power off.
• Press and hold the Display (
•
After a while, the charging status will be displayed on the LCD screen for
7 seconds.
The battery charge status is given as reference and is an estimation.
It may differ depending on the battery capacity and temperature.
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Battery Info
Battery charged
0%
50%
100%
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preparation
USINGTHEJOYSTICK
Used for playback, pausing, fast forwarding, and rewinding. Also used as directional
buttons (up, down, left, right) and to make a selection when selecting movie, photo
images or menus.
1. Move the Joystick (
/
) up or down.
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AV
MENU
E
W
2. Move the Joystick ( / ) left or right.
• Confirm your selection by pressing Joystick.
For more information on the OSD menus displayed using the Joystick
( / / / ), see page 23.
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POWE
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STBY SP
10Sec
T.
0:00:00
60min
S
HANDLINGQUICKMENUSWITHTHEJOYSTICK
Using the Joystick, you can easily access frequently used menus without using
the MENU button.
✪ Follow the instructions below to use each of the menu items listed after this page.
For example: setting the Exposure in Camera (
) mode
STBY SP
10Sec
1. Press the Joystick.
• Quick menu is displayed.
2. Press the Joystick ( / / / ) to control the setting.
• Moving the Joystick up toggles between "Auto Exposure" and "Manual
Exposure".
3. Press the Joystick to confirm your selection.
• Press the Joystick button to exit the quick menu according to the selected
mode.
Auto Exposure
There are some functions you cannot activate simultaneously when using
Joystick. You cannot select the menu items grayed out on the screen.
• Accessible items in menu and quick menu vary depending on the operation
mode.
22_ English
Manual Exposure
0:00:05
60min
S
STBY SP
10Sec
16Bit
16Bit
0:00:10
60min
S
•
19
16Bit
HANDLING QUICK MENUS WITH THE JOYSTICK
Quick Menu In Camera /Player modes
Joystick
Camera (
) Mode
Status
Player (
) Mode




Exposure
Focus
Shutter
Fade
STOP
REW
FF
PLAY
STOP
REW
FF
OK
Return / Selection / Exit the menu
PLAY
PAUSE
Input
-
PAUSE
FF
STOP STOP
REW
REW
FF
FF
PLAY
PLAY
REW
STOP
REW
FF
PLAY
Quick Menu In M.Cam / M.Player modes (SC-D383/D385 only)
Joystick
Status
M.Cam (
) Mode
M.Player (
M. Player (
) Mode (Photo images)
) Mode (Movie images)
-
STOP
FF
REW
-
Exposure
-
-
-
-
-
Focus
Thumbnail
STOP
STOP
STOP
STOP
Delete
Thumbnail
-
Previous
Skip
REW
REW
REW
REW
Previous Skip

-
Next Skip
FF
FF
FF
FF
Next Skip
OK
Return/
Selection/Exit
the menu
PLAY
PAUSE
PLAY
PLAY
PLAY
Slide Show
Input



PLAY PAUSE
English _23
initial setting : system menu setting
SETTINGTHECLOCK(CLOCKSET)
• Clock setup works in Camera / Player / M.Cam / M.Player modes. ➥page 18
• Set the date and time when using this camcorder for the first time.
1. Set the Select switch to CARD or TAPE. (SC-D383/D385 only)
2. Press the MODE button to set 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 or move the Joystick ( )to the right.
5. Move the Joystick ( / ) up or down to select "Clock Set", then press the
Joystick.
• The year will be highlighted first.
6. Move the Joystick ( / ) up or down to set the current year, then press the
Joystick.
• The month will be highlighted.
7. You can set the month, day, hour and minute following the same procedure after
setting the year.
8. Press the Joystick after setting the minutes.
• The message "Complete !" is displayed.
9. To exit, press the MENU button.
•
•
You can set the year up to 2037.
Turning the date and time display on/off
To switch the date and time display on or off, access the menu and change
the date/time display mode. ➥page 32
Display illustrations in this manual
- OSD illustrations of SC-D385 are used in this manual.
- Some of the OSD items shown in this manual may differ slightly from the actual
items on your camcorder.
CARD
MODE
TAPE
(SC-D383/D385 only)
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BATT.
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AV
MENU
W
MODE
POWER
T
CHG
BAT
Camera Mode
System
Clock Set
Remote
Beep Sound
Shutter Sound
Language
Demonstration
Adjust
Select
Camera Mode
System
Clock Set
Remote
Beep Sound
Shutter Sound
Language
Demonstration
Move
24_ English
Adjust
Select
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T.
1 2008
12 : 00
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MENU Exit
JAN
1 2008
12 : 00
AM
Complete !
MENU Exit
SETTINGTHEWIRELESSREMOTECONTROLACCEPTANCE(REMOTE)
(SC-D382/D385only)
• The remote function works in Camera / Player / M.Cam / M.Player modes.
•
➥page 18
The remote function allows you to enable or disable the remote control for use with
the camcorder.
CARD
MODE
TAPE
(SC-D385 only)
1. Set the Select switch to CARD or TAPE. (SC-D385 only)
2. Press the MODE button to set Camera (
) or Player (
CHG
BATT.
).
3. Press the MENU button.
• The menu list will appear.
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AV
4. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "System", then press the
Joystick or move the Joystick ()to the right.
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.
If you set the "Remote" to "Off" in the menu and try to use it, the remote
) will blink for 3 seconds on the LCD screen and then
control indicator (
disappear.
MENU
W
MODE
POWER
T
CHG
BAT
Camera Mode
System
Clock Set
Remote
Beep Sound
Shutter Sound
Language
Demonstration
Move
Move
On
On
On
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� On
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�
�
Select
Camera Mode
System
Clock Set
Remote
Beep Sound
Shutter Sound
Language
Demonstration
Select
T.
MENU Exit
✔
Off
On
MENU Exit
English _25
initial setting : system menu setting
SETTINGTHEBEEPSOUND(BEEPSOUND)
•
•
The beep sound function works in Camera / Player / M.Cam / M.Player modes.
➥page 18
You can turn the beep sound on or off, when on, each press of a button sounds a
beep.
CARD
MODE
TAPE
(SC-D383/D385 only)
CHG
1. Set the Select switch to CARD or TAPE. (SC-D383/D385 only)
2. Press the MODE button to set Camera (
) or Player (
BATT.
).
3. Press the MENU button.
• The menu list will appear.
DV
AV
MENU
4. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "System", then press the
Joystick or move the Joystick ()to the right.
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.
When beep sound is set to off, the power on/off sound is off.
W
CHG
BAT
Camera Mode
System
Clock Set
Remote
Beep Sound
Shutter Sound
Language
Demonstration
Move
Select
T.
On
On
On
� English
� On
�
�
�
Select
Camera Mode
System
Clock Set
Remote
Beep Sound
Shutter Sound
Language
Demonstration
Move
26_ English
MODE
POWER
T
MENU Exit
✔
Off
On
MENU Exit
SETTINGTHESHUTTERSOUND(SHUTTERSOUND)
• The shutter sound function works in Camera / Player / M.Cam modes. ➥page 18
• You can turn the shutter sound on or off, when on, with each press of the PHOTO
button, the shutter will sound.
1. If you press the MODE button to set it to Camera (
either CARD or TAPE.
If you press the MODE button to set it to Player (
TAPE.
CARD
MODE
TAPE
(SC-D383/D385 only)
), set the Select switch to
), set the Select switch to
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BATT.
2. Press the MENU button.
• The menu list will appear.
3. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "System", then press the
Joystick or move the Joystick ()to the right.
W
MODE
POWER
T
CHG
BAT
4. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Shutter Sound", then press
the Joystick.
5. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "On" or "Off", then press the
Joystick.
6. To exit, press the MENU button.
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AV
MENU
Camera Mode
System
Clock Set
Remote
Beep Sound
Shutter Sound
Language
Demonstration
Move
Move
On
On
On
� English
� On
�
�
�
Select
Camera Mode
System
Clock Set
Remote
Beep Sound
Shutter Sound
Language
Demonstration
Select
T.
MENU Exit
✔
Off
On
MENU Exit
English _27
initial setting : system menu setting
SELECTINGTHEOSDLANGUAGE(LANGUAGE)
• The Language function works in Camera / Player / M.Cam / M.Player modes.
•
➥page 18
You can select the desired language to display the menu screen and the messages.
CARD
MODE
TAPE
(SC-D383/D385 only)
1. Set the Select switch to CARD or TAPE. (SC-D383/D385 only)
CHG
BATT.
2. Press the MODE button to set 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 or move the Joystick ()to the right.
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MODE
POWER
T
CHG
BAT
5. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Language", then press the
Joystick.
• The available language options are listed.
• English / Français / Español / Deutsch / Italiano / Português / Polski /
Nederlands / Magyar / Svenska /
/
/
/ Iran / Русский /
/ Suomi / Türkçe / Norwegian / Danish / Czech / Slovakia
Українська /
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.
Language options may be changed without prior notice.
Camera Mode
System
Clock Set
Remote
Beep Sound
Shutter Sound
Language
Demonstration
Move
Select
T.
On
On
On
� English
� On
�
�
�
Select
Camera Mode
System
Clock Set
Remote
Beep Sound
Shutter Sound
Language
Demonstration
Move
28_ English
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AV
MENU
MENU Exit
✔
English
Français
Español
Deutsch
Italiano
Português
MENU Exit
VIEWINGTHEDEMONSTRATION(DEMONSTRATION)
• Demonstration automatically shows you the major functions that are included with
•
•
•
your camcorder so that you may use them more easily.
The demonstration function may only be used in the Camera mode without a tape
inserted in the camcorder. ➥page 18
Before you begin: Make sure that there is no tape inserted in the camcorder.
➥page 34
The demonstration operates repeatedly until the demonstration mode is switched off.
1. Set the Select switch to TAPE. (SC-D383/D385 only)
2. Press the MODE button to set 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 or move the Joystick ()to the right.
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. Press the MENU button.
• The demonstration will begin.
8. To quit the demonstration, press the MENU button.
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•
•
The demonstration function is automatically activated when the camcorder
is left idle for more than 10 minutes after switching to the Camera mode
(if no tape is inserted in the camcorder).
If you press other buttons (MENU, Joystick, EASY.Q...) during the
demonstration mode, the demonstration stops temporarily and resumes
10 minutes later if you do not operate any other functions.
The demonstration mode displays in 4:3 aspect ratio on the LCD screen.
CARD
MODE
TAPE
(SC-D383/D385 only)
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Camera Mode
System
Clock Set
Remote
Beep Sound
Shutter Sound
Language
Demonstration
Move
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Camera Mode
System
Clock Set
Remote
Beep Sound
Shutter Sound
Language
Demonstration
Move
On
On
On
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MENU Exit
✔
Off
On
Select
MENU Exit
SAMSUNG Camcorder is...
34x Optical Zoom
1200x Digital Zoom
Multi-Visual Effect
Demonstration
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initial setting : display menu setting
SETTINGTHEGUIDELINE(GUIDELINE)
• Adjusting the LCD screen works in Camera / M.Cam modes. ➥page 18
• Guideline displays a certain pattern on the LCD screen so that you can easily set
•
the image composition when recording movie or photo images.
The miniDV camcorder provides 3 types of guidelines.
CARD
MODE
TAPE
(SC-D383/D385 only)
1. Set the Select switch to CARD or TAPE. (SC-D383/D385 only)
2. Press the MODE button to set Camera (
).
3. Press the MENU button.
• The menu list will appear.
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4. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Display", then press the
Joystick or move the Joystick ()to the right.
5. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Guideline", then press the
Joystick.
Settings
Off
Cross
Grid
Contents
Disables the function.
On-screen
display
None
Enables you to center the subject for proper recording.
Enables you to place the subject in the center square fo r proper
positioning.
Enables you to place the subject within a safety zone which prevents
Safety
it being cut when editing in 4:3 mode for left and right and 2.35:1 for
Zone
top and bottom.
7. To exit, press the MENU button.
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•
Positioning the subject at the cross point of the guideline makes a balanced composition.
Guidelines are not recorded on the images.
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MENU
6. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select the guideline display type,
then press the Joystick.
W
MODE
POWER
T
CHG
BAT
T.
Camera Mode
Display
Guideline
LCD Bright
LCD Color
Date/Time
TV Display
Move
�
Off
�
Off
On
�
Select
MENU Exit
Camera Mode
Display
Guideline
LCD Bright
LCD Color
Date/Time
TV Display
Move
Select
✔
Off
Cross
Grid
Safety Zone
MENU Exit
ADJUSTINGTHELCDSCREEN(LCDBRIGHT/LCDCOLOR)
• Adjusting the LCD screen works in Camera / Player / M.Cam / M.Player modes.
•
•
➥page 18
Your camcorder is equipped with a 2.7 inch wide color Liquid Crystal Display (LCD)
screen, which enables you to view what you are recording or playing back directly.
Depending on the conditions under which you are using the camcorder (indoors or
outdoors for example), you can adjust:
- "LCD Bright"
- "LCD Color"
CARD
MODE
TAPE
(SC-D383/D385 only)
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1. Set the Select switch to CARD or TAPE. (SC-D383/D385 only)
2. Press the MODE button to set Camera (
) or 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 or move the Joystick ()to the right.
DV
AV
MENU
W
MODE
POWER
T
CHG
BAT
T.
Camera Mode
Display
5. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "LCD Bright" or "LCD Color",
then press the Joystick.
6. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to adjust the value of the selected item,
"LCD Bright" or "LCD Color", then press the Joystick.
• You can set values for "LCD Bright" and "LCD Color" between "0" and "35".
7. To exit, press the MENU button.
• Adjusting the LCD screen does not affect the brightness and color of the
image to be recorded.
Guideline
LCD Bright
LCD Color
Date/Time
TV Display
Adjust
Select
[18]
MENU Exit
Camera Mode
Display
Guideline
LCD Bright
LCD Color
Date/Time
TV Display
Adjust
Select
[18]
MENU Exit
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initial setting:display menu setting
DISPLAYINGTHEDATE/TIME(DATE/TIME)
• The date/time function works in Camera / Player / M.Cam / M.Player modes.
•
➥page 18
The date and time are automatically recorded on a special data area of the tape.
CARD
MODE
TAPE
(SC-D383/D385 only)
1. Set the Select switch to CARD or TAPE. (SC-D383/D385 only)
2. Press the MODE button to set Camera (
) or Player (
).
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3. Press the MENU button.
• The menu list will appear.
4. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Display", then press the
Joystick or move the Joystick ()to the right.
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 types: "Off", "Date", "Time", "Date&Time".
7. To exit, press the MENU button.
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•
•
On charging the built-in rechargeable battery
Your camcorder has a built-in rechargeable battery to retain the date, time,
and other settings even when the power is off. The built-in rechargeable
battery is always charged while your camcorder is connected to the wall
outlet via the AC power adaptor or while the battery pack is attached.
The rechargeable battery will be fully discharged in about 3 months if you do
not use your camcorder at all. Use your camcorder after charging the built-in
rechargeable battery. If the built-in rechargeable battery is not charged,
any data that you have input will not be backed up and the date/time appears on
the screen as "12:00 AM JAN. 1.2008" (when "Date/Time" display is set to "On").
The date/time will read "12:00 AM JAN. 1.2008" in the following conditions:
- When the built-in rechargeable battery becomes weak or dead.
- If the movie or photo recording was made before setting the date/time in the
miniDV camcorder.
The DATE/TIME button exists on the remote control as well. (SC-D382/D385 only)
Press it once to display the date "JAN. 1.2008", press it twice to display the time and
press it again to display both time and date on the screen.
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DV
AV
MENU
W
MODE
POWER
T
CHG
BAT
T.
Camera Mode
Display
Guideline
LCD Bright
LCD Color
Date/Time
TV Display
Move
�
Off
�
Off
On
�
Select
MENU Exit
Camera Mode
Display
Guideline
LCD Bright
LCD Color
Date/Time
TV Display
Move
Select
✔
Off
Date
Time
Date&Time
MENU Exit
SETTINGTHETVDISPLAY(TVDISPLAY)
• The TV Display function works in Camera / Player / M.Cam / M.Player modes.
•
➥page 18
You can select the output path of the OSD (On Screen Display).
- "Off": The OSD appears on the LCD screen only.
- "On": The OSD appears on the LCD screen and TV.
(Connecting to a TV ➥pages 69~70)
) button to turn the OSD on/off on the LCD screen
- Use the Display(
and TV. ➥page 21
CARD
MODE
TAPE
(SC-D383/D385 only)
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1. Set the Select switch to CARD or TAPE. (SC-D383/D385 only)
2. Press the MODE button to set Camera (
) or Player (
).
4. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Display", then press the
Joystick or move the Joystick () to the right.
5. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "TV Display", then press the
Joystick.
6. To activate TV Display function, move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select
"On" or "Off", then press the Joystick.
7. To exit, press the MENU button.
DV
AV
3. Press the MENU button.
• The menu list will appear.
MENU
W
MODE
POWER
T
CHG
BAT
T.
Camera Mode
Display
Guideline
LCD Bright
LCD Color
Date/Time
TV Display
Move
�
Off
�
Off
On
�
Select
MENU Exit
Camera Mode
Display
Guideline
LCD Bright
LCD Color
Date/Time
TV Display
✔
Move
Select
Off
On
MENU Exit
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basic recording
INSERTING/EJECTINGACASSETTE
• When inserting a tape or closing the cassette compartment,
•
do not apply excessive force, as it may cause a malfunction.
Do not use any tape other than DV cassettes.
1. Connect a power source and slide the OPEN switch.
• The cassette compartment cover opens automatically.
2. Inserting a Cassette: Insert a tape into the cassette
compartment with the tape window facing outward and the
protection tab toward the top.
Ejecting a Cassette: Remove the cassette tape, which is
automatically ejected by pulling the cassette out.
3. Press the area marked PUSH on the cassette compartment
cover until it clicks into place.
• The cassette is loaded automatically.
4. Close the cassette compartment cover.
1
2
OPEN
3
4
1
2
3
4
VARIOUSRECORDINGTECHNIQUES
In some situations different recording techniques may be required.
1. General recording.
2. Downward recording.
• Making a recording with a top view of the LCD screen.
3. Upward recording.
• Making a recording viewing the LCD screen from below.
4. Self recording.
• Making a recording viewing the LCD screen from the front.
Please rotate the LCD screen carefully as excessive rotation
may cause damage to the inside of the hinge that connects
the LCD screen to the camcorder.
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MAKINGYOURFIRSTRECORDING
1. Connect a power source to the camcorder. ➥page 17
(A battery pack or a AC power adapter) ➥pages 14,17
• Insert a cassette. ➥page 34
• If you want to record on a memory card, insert the
memory card. (SC-D383/D385 only) ➥page 72
OPEN
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MENU
2. Remove the lens cover.
OPEN
3. Slide the POWER switch downwards to turn on the
power.
• Open the LCD screen.
• Set the Select switch to CARD or TAPE.
(SC-D383/D385 only)
• Press the MODE button to set Camera ( ).
- Make sure that STBY is displayed.
• If the write protection tab of the cassette is open
(set to save), STOP and "Protection!" will be
displayed. Release the write protection tab to
record.
• Make sure the image you want to record appears on the LCD screen.
• Make sure the battery level indicates that there is enough
remaining power for your expected recording time.
• You can select a record mode of your choice. ➥page 44
POW
4. To start recording, press the Recording start/stop button.
• "REC●" is displayed on the LCD screen.
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MODE
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REC
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To stop recording, press the Recording start/stop button again.
• "STBY" is displayed on the LCD screen.
•
•
Eject the battery pack when you finish the recordings to prevent unnecessary battery power consumption.
The miniDV camcorder provides two Recording start/stop buttons. One is on the rear side of the
camcorder and the other one is on the LCD panel. Select the Recording start/stop button according to
the use.
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basic recording
RECORDINGWITHEASEFORBEGINNERS(EASYQMODE)
• The EASY Q function works only in Camera mode. ➥page 18
• With the EASY Q function, most of the miniDV camcorder settings are automatically adjusted, which frees you
from making detailed adjustments.
1. Set the Select switch to TAPE. (SC-D383/D385 only)
2. Press the MODE button to set Camera (
).
CARD
MODE
TAPE
(SC-D383/D385 only)
3. Press the EASY Q button.
• When you press the EASY Q button, most functions turn off and the following
functions are set to "Auto" (DIS, Focus, White Balance, Exposure, Program AE,
Shutter)
• The EASY Q and DIS( ) indicators appear on the screen at the same time.
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4. Press the Recording start/stop button to start recording.
• Recording will begin using the basic automatic settings.
To cancel the EASY Q mode
Press the EASY Q button again.
• The EASY Q and DIS( ) indicators disappear from the screen.
• Almost all the settings will return to the settings that were set prior to activating
EASY Q mode.
• You cannot cancel the EASY.Q mode during recording.
•
•
Menu button unavailable during EASY.Q operation
The MENU button is not available because the items are automatically set.
The "Release the Easy.Q!" messages may appear if unavailable operations
are attempted.
- MENU button
Taking a photo image using the PHOTO button while EASY.Q is set releases
the DIS function.
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OPEN
0:00:00
STBY SP
10Sec
60min
S
M
No Tape !
1/50
29
W
T
16Bit
ZOOMINGINANDOUT
• The zoom function works in both Camera and M.Cam modes. ➥page 18
• Use the zoom function for close-up or wide-angle recording.
• This miniDV camcorder allows you to record using optical 34x power zoom
and 1200x digital zoom.
To zoom in
Slide the Zoom lever towards T (telephoto).
(Or move the Joystick down ( T ) on the LCD panel.)
VO
L
MENU
To zoom out
Slide the Zoom lever towards W (wide-angle).
(Or move up the Joystick ( W ) on the LCD panel.)
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•
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The farther you slide the Zoom lever, the quicker the zoom action.
Be sure to keep your finger on the Zoom lever. If you move your finger off the Zoom lever, the operation
sound of the Zoom lever may be also recorded.
Focusing may become unstable during zooming. In this case, set the zoom before recording and lock the
focus by using the manual focus, then zoom in or out during recording. ➥page 42
The minimum possible distance between camcorder and subject while maintaining sharp focus is about
1 cm (about 0.39 inch) for wide angle and 50 cm (about 19.68 inch) for telephoto.
Optical zoom preserves the movie quality, but during digital zoom the quality of image may suffer.
When you zoom into a subject close to the lens, the miniDV camcorder may automatically zoom out
depending on the distance to the subject. In this case, set "Macro" to "On." ➥page 54
TELE
WIDE
W
T
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basic recording
SEARCHINGQUICKLYFORADESIREDSCENE(SETTINGTHEZEROMEMORY)
(SC-D382/D385only)
• The zero memory function works in both Camera and Player modes. ➥page 18
• You can mark a point on a tape that you want to return to following playback.
1. Set the Select switch to TAPE. (SC-D385 only)
2. Press the MODE button to set Camera (
) or Player (
).
CARD
MODE
TAPE
(SC-D385 only)
3. Press the ZERO MEMORY button on the remote control before recording or
during playback at the point where you wish to return.
• The time code is changed to a tape counter that is set to zero memory with
the zero memory ( 0:00:00 ) indicator displayed.
• If you want to cancel the zero memory function, press the ZERO MEMORY
button again.
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4. Finding the zero position.
• When you have finished playback, fast forward or rewind the tape in stop mode.
The tape stops automatically when it reaches the zero position.
• When you have finished recording, press the MODE button to set Player ( )
and press the
(REW) button.
The tape stops automatically when it reaches the zero position.
5. The tape counter with the zero memory ( ) indicator disappears from the
display and the tape counter is changed to the time code.
•
•
•
In the following situations, zero memory mode may be canceled automatically:
- At the end of the section marked with the zero memory function.
- When the tape is ejected.
- When you remove the battery pack or power supply.
The zero memory may not function correctly where there is a break between
recordings on the tape.
The zero memory function is available only when using the remote control.
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16:9 Wide
STBY SP
10Sec
0:00:30
60min
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SELFRECORDUSINGTHEREMOTECONTROL(SETTINGTHESELFTIMER)
(SC-D382/D385only)
• The SELF TIMER function works only in Camera mode. ➥page 18
• When you use the SELF TIMER function on the remote control, the recording begins automatically in 10 seconds.
1. Set the Select switch to TAPE. (SC-D385 only)
2. Press the MODE button to set Camera (
).
CARD
MODE
TAPE
(SC-D385 only)
3. Press the SELF TIMER button.
• The ( ) indicator is displayed.
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4. To record movie images, press the Recording start/stop button.
• Self timer starts counting down from 10. At this moment, recording indicator
blinks with a beep sound.
• At the last second of the countdown, recording starts automatically.
• If you want to cancel the self timer function before recording, press the
SELF TIMER button again.
•
•
•
•
Do not obstruct the remote control sensor by putting obstacles between
the remote control and miniDV camcorder.
The remote control maximum range is 4 to 5m (13 to17 ft).
The effective remote control angle is up to 30 degrees left /right from the
center line.
Using a tripod (not supplied) is recommended during self record.
16:9 Wide
STBY SP
10Sec
10Sec
0:00:30
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basic recording
REVIEWINGANDSEARCHINGARECORDING
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•
The Rec Search function works only in Camera mode. ➥page 18
Used to review previously recorded images or to find a point to record a new image in the STBY mode.
Record Search (Joystick)
1. Set the Select switch to TAPE. (SC-D383/D385 only)
2. Press the MODE button to set Camera (
).
3. To start recording, press the Recording start/stop button.
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4. Set to STBY mode by pressing Recording start/stop button again.
5. To perform the backward search:
• Move the Joystick () to the left.
- While you press and hold the Joystick (), the selected images will be played
in reverse order. Press and release the Joystick () to play the images in
reverse order for 3 seconds before resetting the play order to normal.
To perform the normal search:
• Move the Joystick () to the right.
- While you press and hold the Joystick (), the selected images will be
played in normal order. To resume recording when your record search
is done, press the Recording start/stop button.
MENU
POW
ER
CHG
SP
16:9 Wide
Mosaic shaped distortion may appear on the screen while in Record Search mode.
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MODE
0:00:00
60min
16BIt
USINGTHEFADEONANDOFF
•
•
The Fade function works only in Camera mode. ➥page 18
You can give your recording a professional look by using special effects such as fade in at the beginning of a
sequence or fade out at the end of a sequence.
To Start Recording
1. Set the Select switch to TAPE. (SC-D383/D385 only)
2. Press the MODE button to set Camera (
).
3. Before recording, press the Joystick and then move the Joystick ()
to the right.
• Move the Joystick () to the right fade function to select "Fade On".
4. Press the Recording start/stop button and at the same time release the
Fade function.
• Recording starts and the picture and sound gradually appear. (Fade In)
VOL
MENU
POWE
R
CHG
STBY SP
10Sec
To Stop Recording
5. When you want to stop recording with fade out, press the Joystick,
then move the Joystick () to the right.
• Move the Joystick () to the right fade function to select "Fade On".
6. Press the Recording start/stop button to stop recording.
• The picture and sound gradually disappear. (Fade Out)
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10Sec
0:00:00
60min
S
FadeIn(Approx.4seconds)
16Bit
Fade On
FadeOut(Approx.4seconds)
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basic recording
AUTOFOCUS/MANUALFOCUS
• The Auto Focus/Manual Focus function works in both Camera and M.Cam modes. ➥page 18
• 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.
Adjust the Auto Focus / Manual Focus functions only by using the Joystick.
AutoFocus
•
If you are inexperienced in the use of camcorders, we recommend that
you make use of auto focus.
a
b
c
d
ManualFocus
•
a.
b.
c.
d.
In the following situations, you may obtain better results by adjusting the
focus manually.
A picture containing several objects, some close to the camcorder, others
further away.
A person enveloped in fog or surrounded by snow.
Very shiny or glossy surfaces like a car.
People or objects moving constantly or quickly like an athlete or a crowd.
SettingtheFocus
1. Set the Select switch to CARD or TAPE. (SC-D383/D385 only)
2. Press the MODE button to set Camera (
).
3. Press the Joystick.
• Quick menu will appear.
4. Move the Joystick down (▼) to select the "Manual Focus" mode.
• You can toggle between "Auto Focus" and "Manual Focus" by moving down
the Joystick (▼).
• Move the Joystick ( / ) left or right to select the desired manual focus value,
then press the Joystick.
5. To exit, press the Joystick.
) and the status bar will be displayed on the LCD screen.
• Manual focus indicator (
Manual focus is not available in the EASY.Q mode.
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MENU
POW
ER
MODE
CHG.
STBY SP
10Sec
0:00:30
60min
S
Manual Focus
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SETTINGTHESHUTTERSPEED&EXPOSURE
• The Shutter Speed function works only in Camera mode. ➥page 18
• The Exposure function works in both Camera and M.Cam modes. ➥page 18
• The Shutter Speed and Exposure functions can only be adjusted by using the Joystick.
1. Set the Select switch to CARD or TAPE. (SC-D383/D385 only)
2. Press the MODE button to set Camera (
).
3. Press the Joystick.
• Quick menu will appear.
VOL
MENU
Setting the Shutter Speed
4. Move the Joystick () to the left to select "Auto Shutter (
)" mode.
• In Auto mode, move up the Joystick (▲) to switch the mode to manual.
• You can also toggle between Auto Shutter and Manual Shutter by moving up the Joystick (▲).)).
5. Move the Joystick ( / ) left or right to select the desired shutter speed value,
then press the Joystick.
• Shutter speed can be set to "1/60", "1/100", "1/250", "1/500", "1/1000", "1/2000",
"1/4000" or "1/10000" of a second.
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Recommended Shutter Speeds when Recording:
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•
Outdoor sports such as golf or tennis: "1/2000" or "1/4000"
Moving cars or trains or other rapidly moving vehicles such as roller coasters: "1/1000", "1/500"
or "1/250"
Indoor sports such as basketball: "1/100"
Setting the Exposure
4. Move up the Joystick (▲) to select "Auto Exposure (
)" mode.
• In Auto mode, move up the Joystick (▲) to switch the mode to manual.
• You can also toggle between Auto Exposure and Manual Exposure by moving up the
Joystick (▲).
5. Move the Joystick ( / ) left or right to select the desired exposure value, then press the Joystick..
• Exposure value can be set between "00" to "29".
6. To exit, press the Joystick.
• Selected settings are displayed.
Manual Shutter
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Manual Exposure
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Manual exposure is recommended in situations listed below:
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•
When shooting using reverse lighting or when the background is too bright.
When shooting on a reflective natural background such as at the beach or when skiing.
When the background is overly dark or the subject is bright.
•
•
•
•
If you manually change the shutter speed and the exposure value when program AE option is selected, manual changes
are applied first.
The image may not seem as smooth when a high shutter speed is set.
The camcorder returns to the auto shutter and auto exposure settings when you change to the EASY.Q mode.
When recording with a shutter speed of 1/1000 or higher, make sure the sun is not shining into the lens.
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advanced recording
SELECTINGTHERECORDMODE&AUDIOMODE(RecMode&AudioMode)
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•
•
•
The Record mode function works in both Camera and Player modes. ➥page 18
This camcorder records and plays back in SP (standard play) mode and in LP (long play) mode.
- "SP" : This mode allows 60 minutes of recording time with a DVM60 tape.
- "LP" : This mode allows 90 minutes of recording time with a DVM60 tape.
The Audio mode function works in both Camera and Player modes. ➥page 18
This camcorder records sound in two ways. (12Bit,16Bit)
- "12Bit" : You can record two 12Bit stereo sound tracks. The original stereo sound
can be recorded onto the main (Sound1) track. Additional stereo sound
can be dubbed onto the sub (Sound2) track.
- "16Bit" : You can record one high quality stereo soundtrack using 16Bit recording
mode. Audio dubbing is not possible when using this mode.
1. Set the Select switch to TAPE. (SC-D383/D385 only)
) or Player (
).
2. Press the MODE button to set Camera (
3. Press the MENU button.
• The menu list will appear
4. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Record", then press the Joystick
or move the Joystick () to the right.
5. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Rec Mode"or "Audio Mode", then
press the Joystick.
6. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select the desired record mode or audio mode,
then press the Joystick.
• Rec mode can be set to "SP" or "LP".
• Audio mode can be set to "12Bit" or "16Bit".
7. To exit, press the MENU button.
•
•
The selected indicator is displayed.
When "12Bit" is selected, no indicator is displayed.
•
•
•
We recommend that you use this camcorder to play back any tapes recorded on
this camcorder. Playing back a tape recorded in other equipment may produce
mosaic shaped distortion.
When you record a tape in SP and LP modes, or LP mode only, the playback picture
may be distorted or the time code may not be written properly if there is a gap
between scenes.
Record using SP mode for best picture and sound quality.
CARD
MODE
TAPE
(SC-D383/D385 only)
CHG
BATT.
DV
AV
MENU
W
MODE
POWER
T
CHG
BAT
Camera Mode
Record
Rec Mode
Audio Mode
WindCut Plus
Real Sterco
Move
Select
Camera Mode
Record
Rec Mode
Audio Mode
WindCut Plus
Real Sterco
Move
✔
Select
To edit audio on your camcorder, you must set 12Bit for the Audio mode and SP for the Rec mode.
CAUTION
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T.
SP
LP
MENU Exit
✔
12Bit
16Bit
MENU Exit
CUTTINGWINDNOISE(WINDCUTPLUS)
• The windcut plus function works in both Camera and Player (Audio dubbing)
•
•
modes. ➥page 18
Use the windcut plus when recording in windy places such as the beach or near
buildings.
The windcut plus function minimizes wind or other noises while recording.
- When the windcut plus is on, some low pitched tones are eliminated along with
the sound of the wind.
1. Set the Select switch to TAPE. (SC-D383/D385 only)
2. Press the MODE button to set Camera (
) or Player (
).
3. Press the MENU button.
• The menu list will appear
4. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Record", then press the
Joystick or move the Joystick () to the right.
5. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "WindCut Plus", then press
the Joystick.
6. To activate the windcut plus function, move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down
to select the windcut plus type, then press the Joystick.
• "Off": Disables the function
• "Auto": Minimizes the wind noise while preserving voices.
• "On": Removes the low pitched wind noise.
7. To exit, press the MENU button.
• WindCut Plus ( "On" ( ) or "Auto" ( )) indicator is displayed.
CARD
CHG
BATT.
DV
AV
MENU
W
MODE
POWER
T
CHG
BAT
Camera Mode
Record
Rec Mode
Audio Mode
WindCut Plus
Real Sterco
✔
Move
16:9 Wide
Make sure windcut plus is set to off when you want the microphone to be
as sensitive as possible.
MODE
TAPE
(SC-D383/D385 only)
T.
Off
Auto
On
Select
MENU Exit
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10Sec
0:00:30
60min
S
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SELECTINGTHEREALSTEREOFUNCTION(REALSTEREO)
• The Real Stereo function works only in Camera mode. ➥page 18
• Real stereo enhances the left and right input signals when using the internal
microphone.
CARD
MODE
TAPE
(SC-D383/D385 only)
1. Set the Select switch to TAPE. (SC-D383/D385 only)
2. Press the MODE button to set Camera (
CHG
BATT.
).
3. Press the MENU button.
• The menu list will appear
4. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Record", then press the
Joystick or move the Joystick () to the right.
DV
AV
MENU
W
MODE
POWER
5. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Real Stereo", then press the
Joystick.
6. To activate the Real Stereo function, move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to
select "On", then press the Joystick.
• If you do not want to use the Real Stereo function, set the "Real Stereo"
menu to "Off".
7. To exit, press the MENU button.
• Real Stereo ( ) indicator is displayed.
T
CHG
BAT
Camera Mode
Record
Rec Mode
Audio Mode
WindCut Plus
Real Sterco
✔
Move
T.
Off
On
Select
MENU Exit
STBY SP
10Sec
0:00:30
S
16:9 Wide
60min
S
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SETTINGTHEPROGRAMAE(PROGRAMAE)
•
•
•
The Program AE function works only in Camera mode. ➥page 18
The Program AE mode allows you to adjust shutter speeds and apertures to suit
different recording conditions.
They give you creative control over the depth of field.
CARD
MODE
TAPE
(SC-D383/D385 only)
1. Set the Select switch to TAPE. (SC-D383/D385 only)
2. Press the MODE button to set Camera (
CHG
BATT.
).
3. Press the MENU button.
• The menu list will appear
4. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Camera", then press the
Joystick or move the Joystick () to the right.
DV
AV
MENU
W
MODE
POWER
T
5. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Program AE", then press
the Joystick.
• The available options are listed.
6. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select the desired program AE option,
then press the Joystick.
7. To exit, press the MENU button.
• The indicator of the selected mode is displayed.
• When the "Auto" mode is selected, no indicator is displayed.
CHG
BAT
Camera Mode
Camera
Program AE
White Balance
Visual Effect
16:9 Wide
Macro
DIS
Move
Move
Auto
Auto
Off
� On
� Off
� Off
�
�
�
Select
Camera Mode
Camera
Program AE
White Balance
Visual Effect
16:9 Wide
Macro
DIS
Select
T.
MENU Exit
✔
Auto
Sports
Portrait
Spotight
Sand/Snow
High Speed
MENU Exit
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advanced recording
SETTING THE PROGRAM AE (PROGRAM AE)
Settings
Auto
Sports
Portrait
Spotlight
Sand/
Snow
High
Speed
•
•
Contents
- Auto balance between the subject and the background.
- To be used in normal conditions.
- The shutter speed is automatically adjusted from 1/60 to 1/250 per second,
depending on the scene.
- Reduces blurring when recording rapidly moving subjects such as in golf or tennis
games. If the Sports mode is used under a fluorescent light, the image may flicker.
In this case, use the Auto mode for recording.
- Creates a shallow depth of field so that the person or subject appears against a
softened background.
- The portrait mode is most effective when used outdoors.
- The shutter speed is automatically adjusted from 1/60 to 1/1000 per second.
- Prevents overexposure of subject’s face, etc. when strong light strikes the subject,
as in a wedding or on stage.
- Prevents underexposure of subject’s face, etc. in a place where reflection of light is
intense, such as at the beach in midsummer or on a ski slope.
-
For recording fast-moving subjects such as players in golf or tennis games.
The Program AE function will not operate in EASY.Q mode.
The Program AE cannot be set when the Shutter Speed or the Exposure is set to manual.
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On-screen
display
SETTINGTHEWHITEBALANCE(WHITEBALANCE)
•
•
•
The White Balance function works in both Camera and M.Cam modes. ➥page 18
The White Balance is a recording function that preserves the unique image color of
the object in any recording condition.
You may select the appropriate White Balance mode to obtain good quality image
color.
CARD
MODE
TAPE
(SC-D383/D385 only)
CHG
1. Set the Select switch to CARD or TAPE. (SC-D383/D385 only)
2. Press the MODE button to set Camera (
BATT.
).
3. Press the MENU button.
• The menu list will appear
4. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Camera", then press the
Joystick or move the Joystick () to the right.
5. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "White Balance", then press
the Joystick.
• The available options are listed.
6. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select the desired white balance mode,
then press the Joystick.
7. To exit, press the MENU button.
• The indicator of the selected mode is displayed.
• When the "Auto" mode is selected, no indicator is displayed.
DV
AV
MENU
W
MODE
POWER
T
CHG
BAT
Camera Mode
Camera
Program AE
White Balance
Visual Effect
16:9 Wide
Macro
DIS
Move
Move
Auto
Auto
Off
� On
� Off
� Off
�
�
�
Select
Camera Mode
Camera
Program AE
White Balance
Visual Effect
16:9 Wide
Macro
DIS
Select
T.
MENU Exit
✔
Auto
Daylight
Cloudy
Fluorescent
Tungsten
Custom WB
MENU Exit
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advanced recording
Settings
Auto
Daylight
Cloudy
Fluorescent
On-screen
display
Contents
This option is generally used to control the white balance automatically.
This controls the white balance according to the outdoor ambience, especially for
close up and when the subject is of one dominant color.
This option should be used when making a recording in cloudy weather.
This option should be used when making a recording under white fluorescent lights.
Tungsten
This option is for when there is less than 3200K of tungsten light being used.
CustomWB
You can manually adjust white balance to match the light source or situation
Setting the white balance manually :
1. Select "Custom WB".
• The indicator ( ) and the message "Set white balance" are displayed.
2. Frame a white object such as a piece of paper so that it fills the screen.
Use an object that is not transparent.
• If the object that fills the screen is not focused, correct the focus using
"Manual Focus" ➥page 42
3. Press the Joystick.
• The white balance setting will be applied and indicator ( ) is displayed.
•
•
•
•
•
The White Balance function will not operate in EASY.Q mode.
It is recommended that you set "Digital Zoom" to "Off" before setting
white balance. ➥page 57.
Reset the white balance if lighting conditions change.
During normal outdoor recording, setting to Auto may provide better results.
Pressing the MENU button while setting the Custom WB will cancel the
Custom WB setting and sets the White Balance to "Auto".
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White thick
paper
DV
AV
MENU
W
MODE
POWER
T
BAT
Art Wide
16:9
STBY SP
10Sec
CHG
T.
0:00:30
60min
S
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APPLYINGVISUALEFFECTS(VISUALEFFECT)
•
•
•
The visual effect function works only in Camera mode. ➥page 18
The visual effects enable you to give a creative look to your recording.
Select the appropriate visual effect for the type of picture that you wish to record
and the effect you wish to create. There are 10 visual effect modes.
CARD
MODE
TAPE
(SC-D383/D385 only)
CHG
1. Set the Select switch to TAPE. (SC-D383/D385 only)
2. Press the MODE button to set Camera (
BATT.
).
3. Press the MENU button.
• The menu list will appear.
4. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Camera", then press the
Joystick or move the Joystick () to the right.
DV
AV
MENU
W
MODE
POWER
T
CHG
BAT
5. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "VisualEffect", then press
the Joystick.
• The available options are listed.
Camera Mode
Camera
Program AE
White Balance
Visual Effect
16:9 Wide
Macro
DIS
6. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select the desired visual effect option,
then press the Joystick.
• The display mode is set to the selected mode.
Move
7. To exit, press the MENU button.
Art
✔
T.
Off
Art
Mosaic
Sepia
Negative
Mirror
Select
MENU Exit
STBY SP
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S
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advanced recording
Settings
This mode gives the images a coarse effect.
2 Mosaic
This mode gives the images a mosaic effect.
3 Sepia
This mode gives the images a reddish-brown pigment.
4 Negative
This mode reverses the colors, creating a negative image.
5 Mirror
This mode cuts the picture in half, using a mirror effect.
6 BLK&WHT
This mode changes the images to black and white.
7 Emboss1
This mode creates a 3D effect (embossing).
8 Emboss2
This mode creates a 3D effect (embossing) on surrounding
area of an image.
9 Pastel1
This mode applies a pale pastel drawing effect to an image.
Pastel2
This mode applies a pale pastel drawing effect to the
surrounding area of an image.
•
•
•
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Disables the function.
Off
1 Art
•
1
Contents
"Mirror" mode is not available in the "16:9 Wide" mode. Release the 16:9 Wide mode first to set Mirror
mode. ➥page 53
Visual Effect modes are not available while EASY.Q is in use.
The "Mosaic”, "Mirror", "Emboss2", "Pastel1" and "Pastel2" modes are not available while DIS or
C.Nite is in use. (Once "DIS" or "C.Nite" is set, "Mosaic", "Mirror", "Emboss2", "Pastel1" or "Pastel2"
mode will be released.)
"Digital Zoom" is not available in the "Mosaic", "Mirror", "Emboss2" , "Pastel1" or "Pastel2" mode.
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Setting the 16:9 Wide mode (16:9 Wide)
• The 16:9 wide function works only in Camera mode. ➥page 18
• Recordings in 16:9 wide will play back naturally only when the TV supports the 16:9
•
CARD
aspect ratio.
This product is set to 16:9 wide by the factory default.
MODE
TAPE
(SC-D383/D385 only)
1. Set the Select switch to TAPE. (SC-D383/D385 only)
CHG
BATT.
2. Press the MODE button to set Camera (
).
Camera Mode
Camera
Program AE
White Balance
Visual Effect
16:9 Wide
Macro
DIS
3. Press the MENU button.
• The menu list will appear.
4. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Camera", then press the
Joystick or move the Joystick () to the right.
Move
5. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "16:9 Wide", then press
the Joystick.
7. To exit, press the MENU button.
• 16:9 wide indicator is displayed.
Move
16:9 Wide
�
�
Select
Camera Mode
Camera
Program AE
White Balance
Visual Effect
16:9 Wide
Macro
DIS
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".
Auto
Auto
Off
� On
� Off
� Off
�
MENU Exit
✔
Select
Off
On
MENU Exit
0:00:00
STBY SP
10Sec
60min
S
You cannot set the following functions in the 16:9 Wide mode. If you want to
use the following functions, set the "16:9 Wide" menu to "Off" first.
- "Mirror" (Visual Effect)
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USing the tele macro (macro)
• Tele Macro function works in both Camera and M.Cam mode. ➥page 18
• Effective focal distance in Tele Macro mode is 50 cm (19.7 inches) to 100 cm
CARD
(39.4 inches).
MODE
TAPE
(SC-D383/D385 only)
1. Set the Select switch to CArD or TAPE. (SC-D383/D385 only)
2. Press the MODE button to set Camera (
).
CHG
BATT.
3. Press the MENU button.
• The menu list will appear.
Camera Mode
Camera
Program AE
White Balance
Visual Effect
16:9 Wide
Macro
DIS
4. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Camera", then press the
Joystick or move the Joystick () to the right.
5. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Macro", then press the
Joystick.
Move
6. To activate the Macro function, move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select
"On", then press the Joystick.
• If you do not want to use the Macro function, set the "Macro" menu to "Off".
•
•
•
•
•
•
When recording in Tele Macro mode, the focus speed may be slow.
When you operate the zoom function in the Tele Macro mode, the recording
subject may be out of focus.
Use a tripod (not supplied) to prevent hand shake in the Tele Macro mode.
Avoid shadows when recording in the Tele Macro mode.
As the distance to the subject decreases, focusing area narrows.
When you can not achieve proper focus, use the Joystick (W/T) or Zoom lever.
Move
16:9 Wide
�
MENU Exit
✔
Select
Off
On
MENU Exit
0:00:00
STBY SP
10Sec
60min
S
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�
Select
Camera Mode
Camera
Program AE
White Balance
Visual Effect
16:9 Wide
Macro
DIS
7. To exit, press the MENU button.
• Tele Macro ( ) indicator is displayed.
Auto
Auto
Off
� On
� Off
� Off
�
T
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Setting the digital image Stabilizer (diS)
• The DIS function works only in Camera mode. ➥page 18
• DIS (Digital Image Stabilizer) is a function that compensates for any shaking
•
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
CARD
or hand movement while holding the camcorder (within reasonable limits).
It provides more stable pictures when:
- Recording with the zoom
- Recording a small object close-up
- Recording and walking at the same time
- Recording through the window of a vehicle
Set the Select switch to TAPE. (SC-D383/D385 only)
Press the MODE button to set Camera (
).
Press the MENU button.
• The menu list will appear.
Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Camera", then press the
Joystick or move the Joystick () to the right.
Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "DIS", then press the Joystick.
To activate the DIS function, move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "On",
then press the Joystick.
• If you do not want to use the DIS function, set the "DIS" menu to "Off".
To exit, press the MENU button.
• DIS ( ) indicator is displayed.
•
•
•
•
•
EASY.Q mode automatically sets the "DIS" to "On".
You cannot set the following functions in the DIS mode.
: "Mosaic", "Mirror", "Emboss2", "Pastel1", "Pastel2", "C.Nite",
"Digital Zoom"
Setting the DIS function in 16:9 Wide mode may produce lower quality than in
normal mode.
It is recommended that you deactivate the DIS function when using a tripod.
If you use the DIS function, the picture quality may deteriorate.
MODE
TAPE
(SC-D383/D385 only)
CHG
BATT.
Camera Mode
Camera
Program AE
White Balance
Visual Effect
16:9 Wide
Macro
DIS
Move
�
�
Select
Camera Mode
Camera
Program AE
White Balance
Visual Effect
16:9 Wide
Macro
DIS
Move
16:9 Wide
Auto
Auto
Off
� On
� Off
� Off
�
MENU Exit
✔
Off
On
Select
MENU Exit
STBY SP
10Sec
0:00:10
60min
S
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advanced recording
USing back light compenSation mode (blc)
• BLC works in both Camera and M.Cam modes. ➥page 18
• Back lighting exists when the subject is darker than the background:
-
-
The subject is in front of a window.
The person to be recorded is wearing white or shiny clothes and is placed
against a bright background; the person’s face is too dark to distinguish
his/her features.
The subject is outdoors and the background is overcast.
The light sources are too bright.
The subject is against a snowy background.
<BLC Off>
Camera Mode
Camera
Program AE
White Balance
Visual Effect
16:9 Wide
Macro
DIS
1. Set the Select switch to CArD or TAPE. (SC-D383/D385 only)
2. Press the MODE button to set Camera (
).
Move
3. Press the MENU button.
• The menu list will appear.
5. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "BLC", then press the
Joystick.
7. To exit, press the MENU button.
• BLC ( ) indicator will be displayed.
This function will be set to "Off" in the EASY Q mode.
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Move
16:9 Wide
Auto
Auto
Off
� On
� Off
� Off
�
�
�
Select
Camera Mode
Camera
BLC
Digital Zoom
C.Nite
Light
4. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Camera", then press
the Joystick or move the Joystick () to the right.
6. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "On", then press the
Joystick.
• If you do not want to use the BLC function, set the "BLC" menu to "Off".
<BLC On>
MENU Exit
✔
Off
On
Select
MENU Exit
STBY SP
10Sec
0:00:10
60min
S
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zooming in and oUt With digital zoom (digital zoom)
• Maximum Digital Zoom works only in Camera mode. ➥page 18
• You can select the maximum zoom level in case you want to zoom to a level greater
•
than 34x (the default setting) during recording. Up to 34x zoom is performed optically,
and after that, up to 1200x zoom is performed digitally.
The picture quality may deteriorate depending on how much you digitally zoom in on
the subject.
CARD
MODE
TAPE
(SC-D383/D385 only)
Selecting the Digital Zoom
CHG
BATT.
1. Set the Select switch to TAPE. (SC-D383/D385 only)
2. Press the MODE button to set 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 or move the Joystick () to the right.
5. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Digital Zoom", then press
the Joystick.
6. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select the desired zoom value "Off",
"100x", "200x", "400x" or "1200x", then press the Joystick.
• "Off" : Optical zoom is only available up to 34x.
7. To exit, press the MENU button.
• Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down, or move the Zoom lever to use the
digital zoom.
• The digital zoom indicator appears.
•
•
•
•
•
Maximum digital zooming may result in lower picture quality.
You cannot set the Digital Zoom mode in the following modes. Please release
these functions first to set the Digital Zoom mode: "EASY.Q", "Mosaic", "Mirror",
"Emboss2", "Pastel1", "Pastel2", "DIS"
The Digital Zoom mode does not work in the following situations:
- Tape Photo recording (When recording a photo image on a tape)
- While "EASY.Q", "Mosaic", "Mirror", "Emboss2", "Pastel1", "Pastel2" or
"DIS" mode is in use.
When you set the DIS mode while Digital Zoom mode is in use, Digital Zoom mode
will be released.
You cannot set the C.Nite mode while the Digital Zoom mode in use.
Camera Mode
Camera
Program AE
White Balance
Visual Effect
16:9 Wide
Macro
DIS
Move
�
�
Select
Camera Mode
Camera
BLC
Digital Zoom
C.Nite
Light
Move
16:9 Wide
Wide
16:9
Auto
Auto
Off
� On
� Off
� Off
�
MENU Exit
✔
Off
100x
200x
400x
1200x
Select
MENU Exit
STBY SP
10Sec
0:00:10
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S
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advanced recording
USing the color nite (c.nite)
• C.Nite function works only in Camera mode. ➥page 18
• You can take a shot of an object in slow motion by controlling the shutter speed,
or a brighter image in dark places without compromising colors.
CARD
MODE
TAPE
(SC-D383/D385 only)
1. Set the Select switch to TAPE. (SC-D383/D385 only)
2. Press the MODE button to set Camera (
).
3. Press the MENU button.
• The menu list will appear.
CHG
BATT.
4. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Camera", then press the
Joystick or move the Joystick () to the right.
Camera Mode
Camera
Program AE
White Balance
Visual Effect
16:9 Wide
Macro
DIS
5. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "C.Nite", then press the
Joystick.
6. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select the C.Nite type, then press
the Joystick.
• C.Nite type: "Off", "1/30", "1/15".
7. To exit, press the MENU button
• The indicator of the selected mode is displayed.
• When the "Off" mode is selected, no indicator is displayed.
Move
When using C.Nite, the image takes on a slow motion like effect.
When using C.Nite, the focus adjusts slowly and white dots may appear
on the screen. This is not a defect.
• The C.Nite function does not work in the following situations:
- When DIS or EASY.Q is set.
• While using the C.Nite function, you can not use the following functions:
- "Program AE", "Mosaic", "Mirror", "Emboss2", "Pastel1",
"Pastel2", "BLC", "Digital Zoom", "Shutter", "Exposure"
- Tape Photo recording
• If DIS is set, C.Nite mode will be released.
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Move
16:9 Wide
�
�
Select
Camera Mode
Camera
BLC
Digital Zoom
C.Nite
Light
•
•
Auto
Auto
Off
� On
� Off
� Off
�
MENU Exit
✔
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• The Light function works only in Camera and M.Cam mode. ➥page 18
• The Light function enables you to record a subject in a dark place without
•
compromising colors. For example, you can make a satisfactorily recording of
an outdoor gathering at night when you use this function.
CARD
MODE
TAPE
(SC-D383/D385 only)
1. Set the Select switch to CArD or TAPE. (SC-D383/D385 only)
CHG
BATT.
2. Press the MODE button to set Camera (
).
3. Press the MENU button.
• The menu list will appear.
Camera Mode
Camera
Program AE
White Balance
Visual Effect
16:9 Wide
Macro
DIS
4. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Camera", then press the
Joystick or move the Joystick () to the right.
5. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Light", then press the Joystick.
Move
6. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "On", then press the Joystick.
• To cancel the Light function, set the "Light" menu to "Off".
WArNING
•
•
The light can become extremely hot.
Do not touch it while in operation or soon after turning it off, otherwise
serious injury may occur.
Do not place the camcorder into the carrying case immediately after using
the light, since it remains extremely hot for some time.
Do not use near flammable or explosive materials.
�
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MENU Exit
✔
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16:9 Wide
Off
On
Select
MENU Exit
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The range of the light is limited. (up to 2m (6.6ft))
�
Camera Mode
Camera
BLC
Digital Zoom
C.Nite
Light
7. To exit, press the MENU button.
) indicator will be displayed.
• Light (
•
•
Auto
Auto
Off
� On
� Off
� Off
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advanced recording
recording a photo image on a tape -tape photo recording
• Tape photo recording works only in Camera mode. ➥page 18
• You can record a photo image on a tape. The photo image is recorded and will take
PHOTO
VOL
up a 6~7 second section of tape.
AV
1. Set the Select switch to TAPE. (SC-D383/D385 only)
DV
POW
ER
).
2. Press the MODE button to set Camera (
3. Press the PHOTO button.
• " rEC " is displayed on the LCD screen, the photo image is recorded
for about 6~7 seconds.
4. After the photo image has been recorded, the camcorder returns to its previous mode.
•
•
•
•
•
•
Tape Photo Recording takes about six or seven seconds, and
your camcorder returns to the standby mode. During the seven seconds,
you cannot record another photo image.
During the Tape Photo Recording, do not shake your camcorder.
Mosaic-pattern noise may appear on the image.
During the Tape Photo Recording, you can not set the following functions:
- "Visual Effect", "DIS" , "Digital Zoom", "C.Nite"
(After tape photo recording, most functions return to the previous mode.)
Tape Photo Recording does not work in the following situations:
- While recording movie images
- When "C.Nite" is set.
Your camcorder can also record photo images on a memory card. ➥page 76
Press PHOTO button on the remote control. Pressing the PHOTO button
on the remote control records the tape photo image with automatic focusing
(SC-D382/D385 only)
MODE
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Searching For a photo image on a tape (photo Search)
• The photo search works only in Player mode. ➥page 18
1. Set the Select switch to TAPE. (SC-D383/D385 only)
).
2. Press the MODE button to set Player (
3. Press the MENU button.
• The menu list will appear.
4. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Tape", then press the Joystick
or move the Joystick () to the right.
5. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Photo Search", then press the
Joystick.
/
will flicker on the LCD screen.
•
6. Move the Joystick ( / ) left or right to search the tape photo image.
• The photo search process appears while you are searching.
• After completing the search, the camcorder displays the tape photo image.
• When there are no photo images recorded on the tape, it will be fully rewound
or forwarded.
7. To stop the photo search, move the Joystick down (▼) or press the MENU button.
Player Mode
Tape
Photo Search
Photo Copy
Audio Select
Audio Effect
Move
•
The remote control will help you search for a desired photo image.
(SC-D382/D385 only)
- In STOP mode, press the PHOTO SEArCH button on the remote control.
When the indictor blinks
/
on the screen, use the
(rewind) or
(fast forward) button to search for a desired image.
You can find a photo image of your choice and copy it to the memory card.
(SC-D383/D385 only) ➥page 86
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playback
playing back a tape on the lcd Screen
• The playback function and speaker works only in Player mode. ➥page 18
• You can monitor the playback picture on the LCD screen.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Insert the tape you wish to view. ➥page 34
Set the Select switch to TAPE. (SC-D383/D385 only)
Press the MODE button to set Player (
).
Open the LCD screen.
• Adjust the angle of the LCD screen and set the brightness or color if necessary.
➥page 31
5. Press the Joystick, then move the Joystick (/) left or right to rewind or forward
the tape to the starting point.
• To stop rewinding or forwarding, move the Joystick down ().
• The camcorder stops automatically after rewinding or forwarding is completed.
6. Press the Joystick to start playback.
• You can view the picture you recorded on the LCD screen.
• To stop the play operation, move the Joystick down ().
CARD
MODE
TAPE
(SC-D383/D385 only)
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DV
AV
MENU
W
MODE
POWER
T
CHG
BAT
T.
adjusting the lcd bright / lcd color during playback
•
•
You can adjust the LCD bright/LCD color during playback.
The adjustment method is the same procedure as used in Camera mode. ➥page 31
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adjusting the Volume
•
When you use the LCD screen for playback, you can hear recorded sound from the
built-in speaker.
- Take the following steps to lower the volume or mute the sound while playing a
tape on the camcorder.
• When sound is heard once the tape is in play, use the Zoom(VOL) lever to adjust the
volume.
- A volume level display will appear on the LCD screen.
- Levels may be adjusted from anywhere between "00" to "19".
- If you close the LCD screen while playing, you will not hear sound from the speaker.
• When the Audio/Video cable is connected to the camcorder, you cannot hear sound
from the built-In speaker and cannot adjust the volume.
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VarioUS FUnctionS While in player mode
• This function works only in Player mode. ➥page 18
• The PLAY, PAUSE, STOP, FF and rEW buttons are located on the remote control (SC-D382/D385 only), all of
•
•
whose functions can also be operated with the Joystick (▲/▼//) on the camcorder.
The F.ADV (Frame advance), X2 and SLOW buttons are located on the remote control only.
(SC-D382/D385 only)
To prevent tape and head-drum wear, your camcorder will automatically stop if it is left in pause or slow modes for
more than 3 minutes.
Playback/Pause
• Press the Joystick during playback.
• To resume playback, press the Joystick.
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Picture Search (Forward/Reverse)
• Move the Joystick (/) left or right during playback or pause mode.
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To resume normal playback, press the Joystick.
(Press the
(rEW) /
(FF) buttons on the remote control.)
Slow Playback (Forward/Reverse) (SC-D382/D385 only)
• Forward Slow Playback
•
- Press the
(SLOW) button on the remote control during playback.
- To resume normal playback, press the (PLAY) button.
Reverse Slow Playback
- Press the ❙❙ (-) button during forward slow playback.
- To resume forward slow playback, press the ❙❙(+) button.
- To resume normal playback, press the (PLAY) button.
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playback
Frame Advance (To play back frame by frame) (SC-D382/D385 only)
• Press the F.ADV button on the remote control while in pause mode.
•
- Video sequence advances frame by frame each time you press the F.ADV button or ❙❙(+) button.
- The F.ADV function works in pause mode only.
To resume normal playback, press the (PLAY) button.
- Forward frame advance.
Press the F.ADV button or ❙❙(+) button on the remote control in pause mode.
-Reverse frame advance
Press the ❙❙ (-) button on the remote control to change the direction in F.ADV
mode.
X2 Playback (Forward/Reverse) (SC-D382/D385 only)
• Forward X2 Playback
•
- Press the X2 button on the remote control during playback.
- To resume normal playback, press the (PLAY) button.
Reverse X2 Playback
- Press the ❙❙ (-) button during forward X2 playback.
- To resume normal playback, press the (PLAY) button.
<SC-D382/D385 only>
Reverse Playback (SC-D382/D385 only)
• To play back in reverse at normal speed, press the ❙❙ (-) button on the remote control during normal forward
•
playback.
Press the (PLAY) button or ❙❙(+) button to return to normal forward playback.
•
•
•
Mosaic shaped distortion may appear on the screen while in some of the various playback modes.
Mosaic shaped distortion or noise may be experienced when you play back tapes recorded in LP which
contain various playback functions.
Sound will only be heard during normal SP or LP playback.
To activate the remote control, set "Remote" to "On". ➥page 25 (SC-D382/D385 only)
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aUdio dUbbing (Sc-d382/d385 only)
• This feature enables you to dub your voice through the
•
•
•
internal microphone or other
audio equipment connected to the camcorder onto a pre-recorded camcorder tape.
The original sound on the tape will not be erased.
The Audio Dubbing function works only in Player mode. ➥page 18
You can not dub sound on a pre-recorded tape in LP or 16 bit mode.
You can add sound to the original sound on a pre-recorded tape recorded in SP mode
with 12bit sound.
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1. Set the Select switch to TAPE. (SC-D385 only)
2. Press the MODE button to set Player (
).
3. Move the Joystick (/) left or right and find the time frame of the scene to be
dubbed.
4. Press the Joystick to playback, and press it again to pause the scene.
• If you want to resume to playback, just press the Joystick again on playback.
5. Press the A.DUB button on the remote control.
• Audio dubbing ( ) indicator is displayed.
• The camcorder is ready for dubbing.
<SC-D382/D385 only>
6. Press the (PLAY) button (on the remote control) or Joystick to start dubbing.
• Press the ■ (STOP) button (on the remote control) or move the Joystick down (▼)
to stop the dubbing.
You can not use the Audio Dubbing function while playing a write protected video tape.
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playback
dUbbed aUdio playback (aUdio Select)
• The dubbed Audio playback function works only in Player mode. ➥page 18
1. Set the Select switch to TAPE. (SC-D383/D385 only)
2. Press the MODE button to set Player (
CARD
MODE
TAPE
(SC-D383/D385 only)
).
3. Insert the dubbed tape and press the MENU button.
• The menu list will appear.
4. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Tape", then press the Joystick
or move the Joystick () to the right.
5. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Audio Select", then press
the Joystick.
6. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select the audio playback channel,
then press the Joystick.
• "Sound[1]" : Plays the original sound.
• "Sound[2]" : Plays the dubbed sound.
• "MIX[1+2]" : Plays back sound 1 and 2 equally mixed.
CHG
BATT.
Player Mode
Tape
Photo Search
Photo Copy
Audio Select
Audio Effect
Move
�
Select
✔
Move
MIX[1+2]
Sound[1]
Off
MENU Exit
Player Mode
Tape
Photo Search
Photo Copy
Audio Select
Audio Effect
7. To exit, press the MENU button.
8. Press the Joystick to play back the dubbed tape.
• To stop the dubbed audio playback, move the Joystick down (▼).
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When you play back added sound "Sound[2]" or "MIX[1+2]", you may
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• Audio effect function works only in Player mode. ➥page 18
• Audio effect provides various playback effects to audio signals stored on a tape.
1. Set the Select switch to TAPE. (SC-D383/D385 only)
2. Press the MODE button to set Player (
).
3. Insert the recorded tape and press the MENU button.
4. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Tape", then press the Joystick
or move the Joystick () to the right.
5. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Audio Effect", then press
the Joystick.
6. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select the audio effect channel, then
press the Joystick.
• "Off": Disables the function.
• "Voice": Highlights the human voice.
• "Music": Highlights the sound by enhancing the bass and treble.
• "Wide": Magnifies the stereo effect by enhancing the left and right sounds.
• "Echo": Gives an echo effect.
7. To exit, press the MENU button.
•
•
Player Mode
Tape
Photo Search
Photo Copy
Audio Select
Audio Effect
Move
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Player Mode
Tape
Photo Search
Photo Copy
Audio Select
Audio Effect
Move
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Sound[1]
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MENU Exit
✔
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Voice
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We recommended connecting to external stereo devices (TV, speakers) for better audio effects.
Audio effect function is not available with DV connection.
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playing back a tape on a tV Screen
•
•
•
The playback function works only in Player mode. ➥page 18
To play back a tape, the television must be NTSC compatible. ➥page 100
We recommend that you use the AC power adapter as the power source for the camcorder.
Connecting to a TV that has Audio/Video Input Jacks
1. Connect the camcorder to your TV with
the Audio/Video cable.
• The yellow jack: Video
• The white jack: Audio(L)-mono
• The red jack: Audio(R)
• If you connect to a mono TV, connect
the yellow jack (Video) to the video input
of the TV and the white jack (Audio L) to
the audio input of the TV.
Camcorder
AV
AV Jack
TV
4. Turn on the TV and set the TV/VIDEO
selector on the TV to Video.
• Refer to the TV user’s manual.
MODE
POWER
CHG
2. Set the Select switch to TAPE.
(SC-D383/D385 only)
3. Press the MODE button to set Player (
DV
Signal flow
).
Audio/Video Cable
5. Play the tape. ➥page 69
If you connect the cable to the AV jack, you will not hear sound from the camcorder's speaker.
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Connecting to a TV that has no Audio/Video Input Jacks
• You can connect your camcorder to a TV through a VCR.
1. Connect the camcorder to your VCR with the Audio/Video cable.
• The yellow jack: Video
VCR
• The white jack: Audio(L) - mono
• The red jack: Audio(R)
2. Connect a TV to the VCR.
3. Set the Select switch to TAPE.
(SC-D383/D385 only)
4. Press the MODE button to set Player (
).
5. Turn on both the TV and VCR.
• Set the input selector on the VCR to line.
TV
• Select the channel reserved for your VCR
on the TV set.
6. Play the tape.
Play back the tape
Antenna
Camcorder
AV
DV
AV Jack
MODE
POWER
CHG
Signal flow
Audio/Video Cable
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Connect a power source.
Insert the tape you wish to play back.
Set the Select switch to TAPE. (SC-D383/D385 only)
Press the MODE button to set Player (
).
Move the Joystick (/) left or right, find the first position you wish to play back.
Press the Joystick.
• The images you recorded will appear on the TV after a few seconds.
• If a tape reaches its end while being played back, the tape will rewind automatically.
7. To stop the playback, move the Joystick down (▼).
•
•
The playback mode (SP/LP) is selected automatically.
If only a mono audio input is available on the TV set, use the audio cable with the white jack (Audio L).
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copying a camcorder tape onto a Video tape
•
•
The copying function works only in Player Mode. ➥ page 18
Connect your camcorder to a VCR using the AV jack to copy the recording from a camcorder tape onto a VCR tape.
1. Insert the tape you want to copy in your camcorder.
2. Set the Select switch to TAPE.
(SC-D383/D385 only)
Camcorder
VCR
3. Press the MODE button to set
Player (
).
4. Insert a new video tape in your VCR.
5. Connect the camcorder to your VCR with
the Audio/Video cable.
• Connect the Audio/Video cable to the
input jack on your VCR.
• The yellow jack: Video
Signal flow
• The white jack: Audio(L)-mono
• The red jack: Audio(R)
Audio/Video Cable
6. Press the Record button on your VCR to
start recording.
7. Play the tape on your camcorder. Please refer to page 69 to see how to play a tape.
• if you do not want to copy the screen display, set the "TV Display" to "Off" in the menu. ➥ page 33
AV
DV
AV Jack
MODE
POWER
CHG
When Copying is Complete:
Stop recording on your VCR, then move the Joystick down (▼) on your camcorder.
•
•
If you operate the camcorder while connected to another device, always connect the camcorder to an AC
outlet using the AC power adapter.
You can also copy images to other external storage media (such as a DVD Recorder) using this camcorder.
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USing the Voice+ FUnction
• The Voice+ function works only in Player mode. ➥ page 18
• When copying (dubbing) a tape recorded on the camcorder to another AV device, you can dub your voice through the
camcorder's internal microphone to the device, instead of the existing audio on the recorded tape.
1. Connect the provided Audio/Video cable
TV
to the AV Jack of the camcorder.
2. Connect the other end of the cable to the
VCR/DVD Recorder/TV by matching the
colors of the terminals.
3. Set the Select switch to TAPE.
(SC-D383/D385 only)
4. Press the MODE button to set
).
Player (
5. Insert the tape you wish to play back
in this camcorder.
VCR
6. Press the recording start/stop button
at a desired point during playback.
• Voice+ ( ) indicator is displayed
on the screen and "VOICE+" will
flicker on the screen for a while.
• Sound incoming from the internal
microphone will be transferred to the connected
AV device, instead of the pre-recorded sound on the tape.
7. To cancel the function, press the recording start/stop button again.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
AV
DV
AV Jack
MODE
POWER
CHG
Audio/Video Cable
Voice+ is available only when the Audio/Video cable is connected. If a different cable
(DV or USB cable (SC-D383/D385 only)) is connected, Voice+ function may not operate
properly.
If you move the Joystick (///) when you operate Voice+ function, Voice+ function
will be deactivated.
During the Voice+ process, the MENU and PHOTO button functions do not work.
The Voice+ function does not affect the original sound on the recorded tape.
Sound is transferred from the internal microphone on this camcorder to the connected AV
device, when using the Voice+ function. So make sure that this microphone is not blocked.
Adjust the sound volume on the connected external device. (TV, etc.)
Feedback may occur if you move the camcorder too close to the speaker of the external
device.
Before connecting, make sure that the volume on the external device is turned down.
Forgetting this may cause feedback from the external device's speakers.
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digital still camera mode (SC-D383/D385 only)
USing a memory card (USable memory card) (not SUpplied)
•
•
•
This 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 images recorded by the camcorder.
Before inserting or ejecting the memory card, turn the miniDV camcorder off.
memory card Functions
•
•
•
•
•
•
Recording/Viewing 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 images stored in memory card
Marking photo images with print Information
Formatting memory cards
inserting a memory card
1. Open the memory card cover.
2. Insert the memory card into the memory card slot until it softly clicks.
3. Close the memory card cover.
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)
ejecting a memory card
BATT.
CHG
Label pasting portion
* 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes; actual formatted capacity may be less as the internal firmware uses a portion of the
memory.
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POWER
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.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Do not apply excessive force when you insert/eject the memory card.
Do not turn the power off while recording, loading, erasing a photo image or formatting the memory card.
Turn the power off before you insert or eject the memory card to avoid losing data.
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 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.
RS-MMC or Mini SD should be inserted by using the Adaptor (not supplied).
In M.Cam or M.Player mode, the 16:9 wide mode is not supported. The wide screen only displays in the
aspect ratio of 4:3.
The camcorder supports up to 2GB SD/MMC. SD/MMC above 2GB may not record or play properly.
StrUctUre oF FolderS and FileS on the memory card
• The folder and file structure for the memory card is as follows:
• Do not arbitrarily change or remove the folder or file name. It may not be playable.
• The file naming follows DCF (Design rule for Camera File System).
MISC
Image configuration file 1
This is where data for photo files such as DPOF are stored.
SSMOV
..
.
Movie image file 2
The movie images are formatted with a file name as follows: SMOV_####.AVI. The file
number automatically increases when a new movie image file is created. When the
number of files exceeds 99, a new folder is created and it is stored as 101SSMOV.
Photo image file 3
1
MSAMSUNG
..
.
100SSMOV
SMOV0001.AVI
SMOV0002.AVI
..
.
2
DCIM
..
.
..
.
100SSDVC
DCAM0001.JPG
DCAM0002.JPG
..
.
3
As with movie image files, the file number automatically increases when a new image file is
created. When the number of photo images exceeds 99, a new folder is created.
A new folder stores files from DCAM_0001.JPG. The folder name increases in the order of
100SSDVC 101 SSDVC, etc.
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Image format
Photo image
• Photo images are compressed in JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) format.
• The file extension is ".JPG"
• The image size is 800x600. ➥page 76 (Tape Capture 640x480)
Movie image
• Images are compressed in MPEG4 (Moving Picture Experts Group) format.
• The file extension is ".AVI"
• The picture size is 720X480. ➥page 82
•
•
Up to 99 files are created in one folder. New folder is created when more than 99 files are created.
You may modify the name of a file/folder stored in the memory card) using a PC.
This camcorder may not recognize modified files.
Number of Images on the Memory Card
Photo Size
128MB
256MB
512MB
1GB
2GB
800x600
Approx. 600
Approx. 1200
Approx. 2400
Approx. 4830
Approx. 9740
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The number of images that can be stored on a memory card depends on various conditions.
Photo images (JPEG) can be stored in the memory card up to 20,000 files.
Recording time available on a Memory Card
Moving image
•
128MB
256MB
512MB
1GB
2GB
Approx.
8min
Approx.
16min
Approx.
32min
Approx.
64min
Approx.
120min
These times are approximate as recording capacities can be affected by variables such as subject
matter and memory card type.
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Setting the File nUmber (File no.)
• File number setting works only in M.Cam mode. ➥page 18
• 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 Select switch to CArD.
CARD
MODE
TAPE
CHG
BATT.
M.Cam Mode
Memory
2. Press the MODE button to set Camera (
).
Photo
File
No.Quality
Super Fine
� Series
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.
Move
Select
MENU Exit
M.Cam Mode
Memory
File No.
✔ Series
Reset
6. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select the desired option "Series"
or "reset", then press the Joystick.
Move
Select
MENU Exit
7. To exit, press the MENU button.
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.
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digital still camera mode (SC-D383/D385 only)
taking a photo image (Jpeg) on the memory card
• You may take photo images while in M.Cam mode and store the images on the
•
memory card. ➥page 18
You can take photo images using the remote control.
CARD
MODE
TAPE
1. Set the Select switch to CArD.
2. Press the MODE button to set Camera (
).
CHG
BATT.
3. After framing your object to record, 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.
" indicator disappears, the photo
• A shutter sound is heard. When the "
image has been recorded.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Photo images are saved more widely than have been taken in LCD screen
when taking a photo.
Photo images are saved in the memory card in 800x600 format.
The number of photo images that can be stored depends on the quality
of the image.
Up to 20,000 photo images (JPEG) can be stored in a memory card.
The photo images that you recorded are saved in JPEG file format on the
memory card.
In M.Cam or M.Player mode, the 16:9 wide mode is not supported.
The wide mode only displays in the 4:3 aspect ratio.
Audio will not be recorded with the photo image on the memory card.
Do not operate the POWEr switch or remove the memory card while
recording photo images. Doing so may damage the memory card.
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VieWing photo imageS (Jpeg)
• This function works only in M.Player mode. ➥page 18
•
1. Set the Select switch to CArD.
2. Press the MODE button to set Player (
).
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 "M.Play Select", then press the Joystick.
6. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Photo", then press the Joystick.
7. To exit the menu, press the MENU button.
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You can play back and view photo images recorded on the memory card.
Be sure that the M.Play Select is set to Photo in the menu. ➥page 84
Memory
✔ Photo
M.Play Select
Delete
Delete All
Protect
Print Mark
Format
Move
Movie
Select
MENU Exit
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SP
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To view a Single Image
Move the Joystick ( / ) left or right to search for the desired photo image.
• To view the next image: Move the Joystick () to the right.
• To view the previous image: Move the Joystick () to the left.
• Press and hold the Joystick ( / ) to either the left or right to quickly scan for a photo
image.
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To view a Slide Show
Press the Joystick.
• "Slide" is displayed. The Slide Show will start from the current picture.
• All images will be played back consecutively for 2~3 seconds each.
To stop the slide show, press the Joystick again.
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To view the Multi Display
If you move the Joystick down () (
), you will see a message of "Please wait.."
and 6 photo images will appear on the screen in a moment.
• To display the previous six images, press and hold the Joystick () for about 3 seconds.
• To display the next six images, press and hold the Joystick () button for about 3
seconds.
• Move the Joystick (///) to search for the desired photo image.
To return to single playback mode, press the Joystick again.
• Selected picture is displayed in full screen.
Move
Select
Any large sized image taken with another device will be displayed as a thumbnail image.
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digital still camera mode (SC-D383/D385 only)
protection From accidental eraSUre (protect)
• The Protection function works only in M.Player mode. ➥page 18
• You can protect important images from accidental erasure.
If you format the camcorder, all images including protected images will be erased.
1. Set the Select switch to CArD.
).
2. Press the MODE button to set Player (
• The last recorded image appears.
• If there are no recorded images on the memory card, "No image!" is displayed.
3. Move the Joystick ( / ) left or right to search for the photo image that you want
to protect.
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.
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Memory
M.Play Select
Delete
Delete All
Protect
Print Mark
Format
Move
Select
Off
✔ On
MENU Exit
1/3
800X600
7. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "On", then press the Joystick.
8. To exit, press the MENU button.
• Protection ( ) indicator is displayed.
•
•
If the write protection tab on the memory card is set to LOCK, you cannot set
image protection.
Protected images can not be removed in any way even by executing the
"Delete All" command in the menu.
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deleting photo imageS and moVing imageS (delete)
• The Delete function works only in M.Player mode. ➥page 18
• You can erase the photo images and moving images recorded on the memory card.
• To delete a protected image, first cancel image protection.
• Once you delete an image, you cannot restore it. Check the images carefully before deleting them.
1. Set the Select switch to CArD.
).
2. Press the MODE button to set Player (
• The last recorded image appears.
• If there are no recorded images on the memory card, "No image!" is displayed.
3. Move the Joystick (/) left or right, search for the photo image that you want to delete.
4. Press the MENU button.
• The menu list will appear.
5. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Memory", then press the
Joystick.
Memory
M.Play Select
Delete
Delete All
Protect
Print Mark
Format
Move
Select
MENU Exit
Slide
1/3
640X480
002
6. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Delete", then press the
Joystick.
• A message "Do you want to delete?" is displayed.
7. Move the Joystick ( / ) left or right to select "Yes" or "No", then press the
Joystick.
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Do you want to delete?
Yes
No
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Using the Joystick
• You can directly access the delete function using the Joystick.
1. Move up the Joystick (▲) to select "Delete ( )".
• A message "Do you want to delete?" is displayed.
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2. Move the Joystick ( / ) left or right to select "Yes" or "No", then press the Joystick.
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digital still camera mode (SC-D383/D385 only)
Deleting All Images at Once
).
2. Press the MODE button to set Player (
• The last recorded image appears.
• If there are no recorded images on the memory card, "No image!" is displayed.
Memory
M.Play Select
Delete
Delete All
Protect
Print Mark
Format
Move
3. Move the Joystick ( / ) left or right, search for the photo image that you
want to delete.
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 All", then press the
Joystick.
• A message "Do you want to delete all?" is displayed.
7. Move the Joystick ( / ) left or right to select "Yes" or "No", then press the
Joystick.
8. To exit, press the MENU button.
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•
•
•
•
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1. Set the Select switch to CArD.
Select
MENU Exit
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640X480
Slide
002
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When there is no stored picture on the memory card, the message "No image!" will be displayed.
If an erroneous image file is found on the memory card, the message "Memory Card Error!" will be displayed.
It may be caused by copying images from different digital devices.
To protect important pictures from accidental deletion, activate the image protection. ➥page 78
You can use the format functions to completely delete all images and options on the memory card, including
protected images. ➥page 81
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 another storage device.
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Formatting a memory card (Format)
•
•
The format function works only in M.Player mode. ➥page 18
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.
1. Set the Select switch to CArD.
2. Press the MODE button to set Player (
).
3. Press the MENU button.
• The menu list will appear.
Memory
M.Play Select
Delete
Delete All
Protect
Print Mark
Format
Move
6. Move the Joystick ( / ) left or right to select "Yes" or "No", then press the
Joystick.
• "Complete!" is displayed when the format is completed.
7. To exit, press the MENU button.
•
•
•
•
•
Select
MENU Exit
1/3
640X480
Slide
002
All files will be deleted !
Do you want to format?
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.
• A message "All files will be deleted! Do you want to format?" is displayed.
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If you execute the format function, all photo images/moving images will be erased completely and 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 72
Do not format the memory card on a PC. "Not formatted!" message may appear if a memory card
formatted on a PC is inserted in the camcorder.
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digital still camera mode (SC-D383/D385 only)
recording moVing imageS (mpeg) on a memory card
• You may record moving images while in M.Cam mode and store the images on a memory card. ➥page 18
• You can record moving images with audio on a memory card.
• The screen format of the moving image to be recorded is 720X480.
• Recording time available on a memory card. ➥page 74
Saving moving images onto a Memory Card
1. Set the Select switch to CArD.
2. Press the MODE button to set Camera (
).
3. Press the recording start/stop button, the moving images are recorded on
the memory card in MPEG4.
• "rEC●" is displayed on the LCD screen.
• You can record a photo image on memory card by pressing the PHOTO
button instead of the recording start/stop button. ➥page 76
4. Press the recording start/stop button to stop the recording.
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Recording Moving Images (MPEG) on a Memory Card
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Up to 2000 MPEG files can be stored on a memory card.
MPEG files (moving images) can be recorded up to 2 GB per a moving file.
Before using the recording a moving image function, check whether the memory card is inserted into the
camcorder.
MENU button is not available while recording a moving image. To use MENU button, stop recording.
Recording a moving image is not available when a MENU is displayed on the screen. To start recording,
press the MENU button to make the menu disappear.
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 tape.
The sound is recorded in mono.
The following functions can not be performed in M.Cam mode. "DIS", "Digital Zoom", "Fade",
"Program AE", "Visual Effect","16:9 Wide","C.Nite"
While recording on a memory card, don’t insert or eject the tape 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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digital still camera mode (SC-D383/D385 only)
playing the moVing imageS (mpeg) on a memory card (m.play Select)
• The moving Images playback function works only in M. Player mode. ➥page 18
M.Player Mode
• You can play the moving images on a memory card.
• The playback picture will be of higher quality if it is viewed on a PC rather than on a TV.
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Memory
1. Set the Select switch to CArD.
).
2. Press the MODE button to set Player (
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 "M.Play Select", then press the Joystick.
6. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Movie", then press the Joystick.
7. To exit the menu, press the MENU button.
8. Move the Joystick ( / ) to search for the desired moving image, then press the Joystick.
• The moving images recorded on the memory card will be played back.
9. To stop the playback, move the Joystick down ().
• Use the Zoom lever to adjust the volume in STOP mode.
• Move the Joystick ( ) down in STOP mode.
- You will see a message of "Please wait.." and thumbnails of 6 moving images will
appear moment.
- Move the Joystick (///) to search for the desired moving image, then press the
Joystick.
• Use the Joystick to enjoy various playback operations.
- Press the Joystick to pause or play back.
- Move the Joystick right or left to search during playback or pause mode.
• The MENU button is not available during moving image playback. To use the MENU button,
stop playback. Moving image playback is not available when a MENU is displayed
on the screen. To start playback, press MENU button to make it disappear.
• There may be broken or mosaic pictures while playing the moving images, but it is not a malfunction.
• The moving images that you recorded on the memory card may not play on other
manufacturer’s equipment.
• The moving images recorded by another camcorder may not play on this camcorder.
• To play back moving images on a PC, the video codec (in the CD provided with the 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 Microsoft Windows Media Player with your desired language from the Microsoft
website, "http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/download/default.asp".
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Delete
Delete All
Protect
Print Mark
Format
Move
Photo
✔ Movie
Select
MENU Exit
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recording an image From a tape aS a photo image
• This function works only in Player mode. ➥page 18
• Your camcorder can read moving image data recorded on a tape, and record it
PHOTO
VOL
as a photo image on a memory card.
Before operation
Insert a recorded tape and a memory card into your camcorder.
AV
DV
POW
ER
MODE
CHG
1. Set the Select switch to TAPE.
2. Press the MODE button to set Player (
).
3. Press the Joystick, playback the cassette.
• The image recorded on the tape is played back.
4. Press the PHOTO button.
• The photo 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.
5. When you finish the recording, move the Joystick down (▼) to stop recording
and switch the mode to M. Player : Card to see your Photo. ➥page 77
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•
•
Photo images copied from the cassette to the memory card are saved in
640x480 format.
Number of images you can save varies depending on the image resolution.
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digital still camera mode (SC-D383/D385 only)
copying a photo image From a tape to a memory card (photo copy)
• The photo copy function works only in Player mode. ➥page 18
Player Mode
Tape
• Using the search function, you can automatically take photo images from tapes
Photo Search
recorded in your miniDV camcorder and record them on a memory card in
sequence.
Before operation
• Insert a tape recorded in your miniDV camcorder and rewind the tape.
• Insert a memory card into your camcorder.
1. Set the Select switch to TAPE.
2. Press the MODE button to set Player (
3. Press the MENU button.
• The menu list will appear.
Photo Copy
Audio Select
Audio Effect
Move
Select
SP
MENU Exit
0:03:30:23
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Photo Cooy 10Sec
S
).
4. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Tape", then press the Joystick.
5. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Photo Copy", then press
the Joystick.
• All photo images recorded on the cassette tape will be copied onto a
memory card.
6. The camcorder automatically performs the photo image search to find photo
images and copy starts.
7. Move the Joystick down (▼) to stop copying.
• Copy stops when the cassette is finished or memory card is full.
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8. Switch to the M.Player mode before you can see the photo image. ➥page 77
• The last photo image of the tape-recorded will be displayed.
•
•
Photo images copied from the cassette to the memory card are saved in 640x480 format.
Even when you have copied the photo images recorded on the tape into the memory card, they still remain
on the tape.
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marking imageS For printing (print mark)
• The print mark function works only in M.Player mode. ➥page 18
• This 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.
Be sure that the M.Play Select is set to Photo in the menu. ➥page 77
There are 2 ways to make a print mark.
- "This File": You can set a print mark on the image displayed on the LCD screen.
Up to 999 copies can be set to print of one image.
- "All Files": To print 1 copy each of all of the stored images.
1. Set the Select switch to CArD.
).
2. Press the MODE button to set Player (
• The last recorded image appears.
3. Move the Joystick (/) left or right to search for the photo image that you want to mark.
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 "Print Mark", then press the
Joystick.
7. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select the desired option "All Off",
"This File" or "All Files", then press the Joystick.
8. If you select "This File", move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select the
quantity, then press the Joystick.
9. To exit, press the MENU button.
• Print mark ( ) indicator and number of prints are displayed.
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Memory
M.Play Select
Delete
Delete All
Protect
Print Mark
Format
Move
Select
M.Player Mode
� Photo
� Off
MENU Exit
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Memory
M.Play Select
Delete
Delete All
Protect
Print Mark
Format
Move
Select
002
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✔ This File
All Files
002
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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".
•
•
•
•
If the Print Mark is set to "This File", you can set the number of copies from "000" to "999".
If the Print Mark is set to "All Files", you can set the number of copies to "001".
The "All Files" option may require extended operation time depending on the number of stored images.
DPOF supported printers are commercially available.
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pictbridgeTM (SC-D383/D385 only)
printing yoUr pictUreS – USing the pictbridgetm
• PictBridgeTM function works only in M.Player mode. ➥page 18
• By connecting the 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 camcorder in order to print out stored
pictures. For direct printing of your stored pictures using the PictBridge function, you must connect your camcorder
to a PictBridge printer using a USB cable.
Connecting To a Printer
1. Turn your printer's power off.
2. Slide the POWEr switch downwards to turn on the power and set the
Select switch to CArD.
3. Press the MODE button to set Player (
).
4. Press the MENU button.
• The menu list will appear.
5. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "System", then press the
Joystick.
6. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "USB Connect", then press
the Joystick.
7. 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 PictBridge function, connect to a printer.)
8. Connect your camcorder to the printer using the provided USB cable.
9. Turn your printer power on.
• The PictBridge menu screen appears automatically after a short period.
• The cursor highlights "Print".
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System
Clock Set
Remote
Beep Sound
USB Connect
Language
Move
Select
� On
� On
� Computer
� English
MENU Exit
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M.Player Mode
System
Clock Set
Remote
Beep Sound
USB Connect
Language
Move
Select
Computer
✔ Printer
MENU Exit
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POWER
CHG
DC IN
Selecting Images
Move the Joystick (/) left or right to select an image to print.
• Each press of the MENU button toggles between turning PictBridge menu
screen on or off.
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M.Player Mode
Print
Print
Copies
Date/Time
Num.
02
Setting the Number of Prints
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
1. Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Date/Time", then press the
Joystick.
2. 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"
Move
Select
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M.Player Mode
Print
Print
Copies
Date/Time
Off
✔ Date
Time
Date&Time
Move
Select
Printing Images
Move the Joystick (▲ / ▼) up or down to select "Print", then press the Joystick,
and selected image files will be printed.
MENU Exit
MENU Exit
1/3
800x600
Now printing...
[01/01]
Canceling the Printing
To cancel the image printing, press Joystick again.
The message "Cancel" appears and the image printing will be canceled.
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Cancel
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The Date/Time Imprint 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 PictBridgeTM 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 camcorder.
Use the AC power adapter for your camcorder during PictBridge Direct Printing. Turning your camcorder off
during printing might damage data on the memory card.
Printing photo images is supported. Moving images are not available for printing.
You can set various printing options depending on the printer.
Please refer to the user’s manual of the printer for details.
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IEEE 1394 data transfer
Transferring IEEE1394 (i.LINK)-DV Standard Data Connections
Connecting to a DV Device (DVD Recorder, Camcorder, etc.)
• Connecting to other standard DV products.
•
- A standard DV connection is quite simple.
- If a device has a DV jack, you can transfer data from this camcorder to it by connecting to the DV jack using
the correct DV cable (not supplied).
- This camcorder has a 4-pin jack. To connect to a DV device (such as a DVD camcorder) which has a 6-pin
jack, use a DV 4-pin-to-6pin cable. To connect to another device which has a 4-pin jack, use a DV 4-pin-to4pin cable.
With a digital connection, video and audio signals are transmitted in digital format, allowing high quality images to
be transferred.
Connecting to a PC
• If you want to transmit data to a PC, you must install an IEEE 1394 add-on card into the PC. (not supplied)
• The frame rate for moving images is dependent on the capacity of the PC.
System Requirements
• CPU: faster Intel® Pentium III™ 450MHz compatible.
• Operating system: Windows® 98SE, ME, 2000, XP, VISTA, Mac OS (9.1~10.4)
• Main memory: more than 64 MB RAM
• IEEE1394 add-on card or built in IEEE1394 card
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Operation is not guaranteed for all the recommended computer environments mentioned above.
IEEE 1394 is an international standard standardized by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
A DV device that does not comply with the DV standard specification may not supported.
Refer to the product documentation of the device to be connected for further details on notes and
compatible software applications.
Please be careful since there are two types of DV jacks (4pin, 6pin). This camcorder has a 4pin jack.
WARNING
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Recording with a DV Connection Cable
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1. Set the Select switch to TAPE. (SC-D383/D385 only)
2. Press the MODE button to set Player (
).
3. Connect the DV cable (not supplied) from the
DV jack of the camcorder to the DV jack of the
other DV device.
• Make sure that ( ) is displayed.
4. Press the Recording start/stop button to
begin REC PAUSE mode.
• "PAUSE" is displayed.
5. Start playback on the other DV device while
you monitor the picture.
6. Press the Recording start/stop button to start
recording.
• If you want to pause recording momentarily,
press the Recording start/stop button again.
7. To stop recording, move the Joystick down ().
AV
DV
POWE
R
MODE
CHG
IEEE1394 cable
(DV cable)
When you transmit data from the camcorder to another DV device, some functions may not work.
If this occurs, please reconnect the DV cable or turn the power OFF and ON again.
When you transmit data from the camcorder to PC, PC function button is not available in M.Player mode.
(SC-D383/D385 only)
Do not use another DV device when using IEEE1394.
Do not connect the camcorder to a PC using both DV and USB (SC-D383/D385 only) cables. It may not operate properly.
The IEEE1394 cable (DV cable) is sold separately.
Moving image software is commercially available.
Most DV enabled PCs have a 6 pin jack. In this case, a 6pin/4pin cable is required for the connection.
Most DV enabled notebooks and Laptops have a 4 pin socket. Use a 4pin/4pin cable for the connection.
DIS and C.Nite features are not available when in DV (IEEE1394) mode.
If DV (IEEE1394) mode is set, DIS and C.Nite modes will be released.
Search (Forward/Reverse) (camera mode) is not available when in DV (IEEE1394) mode.
When using this camcorder as a recorder, the pictures that appear on a monitor may seem uneven, however
recorded pictures will not be affected.
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USB interface (SC-D383/D385 only)
Using USB Interface
Transferring a Digital Image through a USB Connection
• The camcorder supports both USB 1.1 and 2.0 standards. (Depends on the PC specification)
• You can transfer a recorded file on a Memory Card to your 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
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
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Windows System
Intel® Pentium 4™, 2GHz
Windows® 2000/XP/VISTA
* Standard installation is recommended.
Operation may not assured if the above OS has been
upgraded.
512MB
2GB or more
1024 x 768 dots 24bit Color
USB2.0 High Speed
USB interface is not supported on 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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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.
Operations are not guaranteed for all of the recommended computer environments mentioned above.
Do not connect the camcorder to a PC using both DV and USB cables. It may not operate properly.
In M.Cam or M.Player mode, be sure that the memory card is inserted into camcorder before connecting
USB cable.
If no memory card or an unformatted memory card is inserted, the PC will not recognize your camcorder as a
removable disk.
If you disconnect the USB cable from the PC or the 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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USB interface (SC-D383/D385 only)
Selecting the USb deVice (USb connect)
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USB connect function works only in M.Player mode. ➥page 18
Using the USB cable, you can connect your camcorder to a computer to copy your moving images and photo
images from the memory card, or to a printer to print your images.
CARD
1. Set the Select switch to CArD.
2. Press the MODE button to set 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 "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 camcorder as a PC camera,
USB Stream or removable disk.
• You can select "Printer" to use the Pictbridge feature. ➥page 88
7. To exit, press the MENU button.
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System
Clock Set
Remote
Beep Sound
USB Connetct
Language
Move
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Remote
Beep Sound
USB Connetct
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MODE
TAPE
Select
Computer
✔ Printer
MENU Exit
inStalling the SoFtWare (dV media pro program)
You need to install DV Media Pro to play back recorded movie files from this miniDV camcorder with the USB
cable on your PC.
• You have to install "DV Driver", "Video Codec" and "DirectX 9.0" to run DV Media Pro properly.
• For moving images playback on a PC, install software in this order :DV Driver - DirectX 9.0 - Video Codec
• For PC camera install software in this order: DV Driver - DirectX 9.0 - Video Codec
before you start!
• Turn on your PC. Exit all other applications that are running.
• Insert the provided CD into your PC's CD-ROM drive.
- The setup screen appears automatically soon after the CD was 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 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
river software required is installed automatically. The following drivers will be installed:
- USB PC-Camera 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, PC needs to be restarted.
• 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 miniDV camcorder on a PC.
• Please install by using the Software CD that came with this camcorder. We do not guarantee compatibility with
other CDs.
• During installation, if the Microsoft LOGO test warning is shown, just click 'Continue(C).'
• If a message saying "Digital Signature not found" or something similar appears, ignore the message and
continue with the installation.
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USB interface (SC-D383/D385 only)
connecting to a pc
VOL
1. Connect a USB cable to the USB jack on the PC.
• If a USB cable is connected to the camcorder's USB jack, the
Audio/Video cable is disabled.
2. Connect the other end of the USB cable into the USB jack on the
camcorder. (USB jack)
AV
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ER
MODE
CHG
Disconnecting the USB Cable
• After completing the data transmission, you must disconnect the
cable in the following way:
1. Click the "Unplug or eject hardware" icon on the task tray of your computer.
2. Select "USB Mass Storage Device" or "USB Disk," and then click "Stop."
3. Click "OK."
4. Disconnect the USB cable from the miniDV camcorder and PC.
• If you disconnect the USB cable from the PC or the camcorder while transferring, the data transmission will
stop and the data may be damaged.
• If you connect the USB cable to a PC via a USB HUB or simultaneously connect the USB cable along with
other USB devices, the camcorder may not work properly. If this occurs, remove all USB devices from the PC
and reconnect the camcorder.
Using the Removable Disk Function
• This function works in both M.Cam and M.Player modes. ➥page 18.
• You can easily transfer data from a memory card to a PC without additional cards via a USB connection.
1. Set the Select switch to CArD.
2. Press the MODE button to set Camera (
) or Player (
).
3. Connect one end of the USB cable to the USB jack on the camcorder and the other end to the USB jack on your
computer.
4. To verify whether the removable disk has been properly recognized, open Windows Explorer and locate the
removable disk.
• You can copy the movie and photo images to your PC and play them back.
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Using the PC camera Function
• This function works only in Camera mode. ➥page 18
• To use the PC camera function, DV Driver, Video Codec and DirectX 9.0 programs must be installed in the PC.
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When you connect to a web site that provides video chatting functions, you can use your camcorder to participate.
When using this camcorder for video conferencing (such as net meeting), 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.
When using the camcorder with PC Net Meeting Program installed on your PC, you can participate in a video
conference.
The PC camera's screen size (Transferred video frame rate for the PC camera function is max 15 fps.)
- 640X480 (VGA) pixels for USB 2.0 connection.
1. Set the Select switch to TAPE.
2. Press the MODE button to set Camera (
).
3. Connect one end of the USB cable to the USB jack on the camcorder and the other end to the USB connector on
your computer.
• Run a video chatting application such as Windows Messenger and enjoy the video utilization.
• Various applications take advantage of the PC Cam function. Refer to respective product documentation for
further details.
• While the PC camera is in use, the 16:9 wide mode is not supported.
The screen displays in the aspect ratio of 4:3.
• If PC is connected with the USB to the camcorder, only the POWER switch, Select switch, Zoom lever and
Joystick (▲ / ▼) can be operated. (PC camera)
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maintenance
BAT T.
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the life span of the battery.
ER
POW
The battery pack should be release after recording is completed.
1. Open the cassette compartment cover while sliding the OPEN switch in the direction
or the arrow.
• Pull the cassette compartment out automatically.
• Please wait while the tape is completely ejected.
2. After removing the tape, close the compartment cover and store the camcorder in a
dust free environment. Dust and other foreign materials can cause square-shaped
noise or jerky images.
3. Turn the miniDV camcorder off.
4. Disconnect the power source or remove the battery pack.
• Open the LCD panel of the camcorder and slide down the BATT. Release switch,
on the left side of the body, to remove the battery with a click.
BATT.
BATT.
POW
BAT T.
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USable caSSette tapeS
When you have recorded something that you wish to keep, you can protect it so
that it will not be accidentally erased.
a. Protecting a tape: Push the safety tab on the cassette so that the hole is uncovered.
b. Removing the tape protection:
If you no longer wish to keep the recording on the cassette, push the safety
tab back so that it covers the hole.
a
SAVE
How to store a tape
a. Avoid places with magnets or magnetic interference.
b. Avoid humidity and dust prone places.
c. Keep the tape in an upright position and avoid storing it in direct sunlight.
d. Avoid dropping or knocking your tapes.
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aFter FiniShing a recording
• At the end of a recording you must remove the power source.
• When recording with a battery pack, leaving the pack on the camcorder can reduce
Cleaning and Maintaining the Camcorder
Cleaning the Video Heads
• To ensure normal recording and clear pictures when recording on tape, clean the video heads when the playback
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pictures display square block-shaped noise or distortion, or a blue screen appears.
This function works only in Player mode. ➥page 18
1. Set the Select switch to TAPE. (SC-D383/D385 only)
2. Press the MODE button to set Player (
).
(blue screen)
3. Insert a cleaning tape.
4. Press the Joystick.
5. Move the Joystick down (▼) after 10 seconds.
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Check the quality of the picture using a video cassette.
- If the picture quality has not improved, repeat the operation.
Clean the video heads with a dry type cassette cleaner.
Some cleaning cassette products stop automatically. Refer to the cleaning cassette’s instructions for detailed
information. If the problem continues after the cleaning, consult your nearest Samsung dealer or Authorized
Service Center. (blue screen)
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maintenance
Using Your MINIDV Camcorder Abroad
• Each country or region has its own electric and color systems.
• Before using your miniDV camcorder abroad, check the following items.
Power sources
The provided AC adaptor features automatic voltage selection in the AC range from 100 V to 240 V.
You can use your camcorder in any countries/regions using the AC power adaptor supplied with your camcorder
within the AC 100 V to 240 V, 50/60 Hz range.
Use a commercially available AC plug adaptor, if necessary, depending on the design of the wall outlet.
On TV color systems
Your camcorder is an NTSC-system-based camcorder.
If you want to view your recordings on a TV or to copy it to an external device, it must be an NTSC-system-based TV
or an external device and have the appropriate Audio/Video jacks. Otherwise, you may need to use a separate video
format transcoder (NTSC-PAL format converter).
NTSC-compatible countries/regions
Bahamas, Canada, Central America, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Philippines, Taiwan, United States of America, etc.
PAL-compatible countries/regions
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, CIS, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany,
Greece, Great Britain, Netherlands, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Malaysia, Mauritius,
Norway,Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Thailand,
Tunisia, etc.
You can make recordings with your miniDV camcorder and view pictures on the LCD screen from anywhere
in the world.
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troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
• Before contacting a Samsung authorized service center, perform the following simple checks.
They may save you the time and expense of an unnecessary call.
Self Diagnosis Display
Display
Tape end!
Tape end!
No Tape!
Protection!
Blinking
slow
slow
no
slow
slow
....D
L
C
R
Informs that...
The battery pack is almost discharged.
When the remaining time on the tape is about 2 minutes.
The tape reached its end.
There is no tape in camcorder.
The tape is protected from recording.
slow
The camcorder has some mechanical fault.
slow
Moisture condensation has formed in the camcorder.
Action
Change to a charged one.
Prepare a new one.
Change to a new one.
Insert a tape.
If you want to record, release the protection.
1. Eject the tape.
2. Turn the camcorder off.
3. Eject the battery pack.
4. Insert the battery pack.
* If unresolved contact your local Samsung service center.
See page 102
Self Diagnosis Display in M.Cam/M.Player Modes (SC-D383/D385 only)
Display
No Memory Card!
Blinking
Informs that...
slow
There is no memory card in the camcorder.
Memory full!
slow
There is not enough memory to record.
No image!
Write protect!
Protect!
slow
slow
slow
There are no images recorded on the memory card.
The memory card is record protected.
You tried to delete a protected image.
Read error!
slow
The camcorder can not play back.
Write error!
Not formatted!
Now deleting...
slow
slow
slow
Memory Card Error!
slow
The camcorder can not record.
The memory card needs to be formatted.
When progressing file delete.
The inserted memory card is not recognized by the
camcorder.
Action
Insert a memory card.
Change to a new memory card.
Erase recorded image.
Record new images.
Release the write protect tab on the memory card.
Cancel the image protection.
Format the memory card or insert a memory card recorded
on this camcorder.
Format the memory card or change to a new memory card.
Format a memory card. (see page 81)
Wait until deleting is finished.
Eject and re-insert the memory card.
Try another memory card.
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troubleshooting
•
If these instructions do not solve your problem, contact Samsung customer service at 1-800-SAMSUNG.
Symptom
You cannot switch the camcorder on.
Recording start/stop button does not
operate while recording.
The camcorder shuts off automatically.
Charge runs out quickly.
You see a blue screen during playback.
A vertical strip appears on the screen
when recording a dark background.
Auto focus does not work.
FF or REW, Play function
Joystick (/) does not work.
You see a mosaic pattern during playback
search.
Explanation/Solution
Check the battery pack or the AC Power adapter.
).
Press the MODE button to set Camera (
You have reached the end of the cassette.
Check the record protection tab on the cassette.
You have left the camcorder set to STBY for more than 5 minutes without using it.
The battery pack is fully exhausted.
The atmospheric temperature is too low.
The battery pack has not been charged fully.
The battery pack is completely dead, and cannot be recharged, Use another battery pack.
The video heads may be dirty.
Clean the heads with a cleaning tape.
The contrast between the subject and the background is too great for the camcorder
to operate normally. Make the background bright to reduce the contrast or use the
BLC function while you are recording in bright surroundings. ➥page 56
Check the Manual Focus menu.
Auto focus does not work in the Manual Focus mode. ➥page 42
Press the MODE button to set Player (
).
You have reached the beginning or end of the cassette.
This is normal operation and it is not a failure or defect.
The tape may be damaged. Replace the tape.
Cleaning the video heads ➥page 99
Moisture Condensation
• If the camcorder is brought directly from a cold place to a warm place, moisture may condense inside the
camcorder, on the surface of the tape, or on the lens. In this condition, the tape may stick to the head drum and
be damaged or the unit may not operate correctly.
To prevent possible damage under these circumstances, the camcorder is fitted with a moisture sensor.
(DEW) is displayed.
• If there is moisture inside the camcorder,
If this happens, none of the functions except cassette ejection will work.
Open the cassette compartment and remove the battery.
Leave the camcorder for at least two hours in a dry warm room.
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Setting menu items
Main Menu
Sub Menu
Camera
Program AE
White Balance
Visual Effect
16:9 Wide
Macro
DIS
BLC
Digital Zoom
C.Nite
Light 
Photo Search
Photo Copy
Audio Select
Audio Effect
Record
Rec Mode
Audio Mode
WindCut Plus
Real Stereo
Memory  File No.
M.Play Select
Delete
Delete All
Protect
Print Mark
Format
Tape
Functions
Selecting the Program AE Function
Setting the White Balance
Setting the Digital special effect
Setting the 16:9 Wide Function
Setting the Macro Function
Selecting the Digital Image Stabilizing
Setting the BLC Function
Selecting the Digital Zoom
Selecting the Color Nite
Selecting the Light
Camera
Mode
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Searching pictures recorded on a tape
Copying photo images from a cassette to memory card
Selecting the Audio playback channel
Selecting the Audio Effect
Selecting the recording speed
Selecting Sound Quality for recording
Minimizing wind noise
Selecting the Real Stereo
File Numbering Options
Selecting Storage Media (Photo, Movie) to playback
Deleting Files
Deleting All files
Preventing Accidental Erasure
Print images recorded on a memory card
Formatting the memory card
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troubleshooting
Setting menu items
Main Menu
Sub Menu
Functions
Display
Guideline
LCD Bright
LCD Color
Date/Time
TV Display
Clock Set
Remote 
Beep Sound
Shutter Sound
USB Connect 
Language
Demonstration
Setting the Guideline
Setting the Brightness tone of the LCD Screen
Setting the Color tones of the LCD Screen
Setting the Date and Time
Selecting OSD on/off of TV
Setting the Clock Set
Using the remote control
Setting the Beep sound
Setting the Shutter sound
Setting the USB
Selecting the OSD language
Demonstration
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ABOUT THIS USER MANUAL
• This user manual covers models SC-D381, SC-D382, SC-D383 and SC-D385.
Although the external appearances of SC-D381, SC-D382, SC-D383 and SC-D385 are different, they operate in the same way.
• Illustrations of model SC-D385 are used in this user manual.
• The displays in this user manual may not be exactly the same as those you see on the LCD screen.
• Designs and specifications of the camcorder and other accessories are subject to change without any notice.
• The models, SC-D381/D382 use Tape exclusively. The models, SC-D383/D385 have two storage media, Tape and Card.
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specifications
Model Name: SC-D381/ SC-D382 / SC-D383/ SC-D385
System
Video signal
NTSC
Video recording system
2 rotary heads, Helical scanning system
Audio recording system
Rotary heads, 12/16b PCM system
Usable cassette
Digital video tape (6.35mm width): Mini DV cassette
Tape speed
SP: approx. 18.83mm/s LP: approx. 12.57mm/s
Tape recording time
SP: 60 minutes (when using DVM 60), LP: 90 minutes (when using DVM 60)
Approx. 150 sec. (using DVM60 tape)
FF/REW time
Image device
CCD (Charge Coupled Device) : 680K Pixels
Lens
F1.6 34x,1200x (Digital) Electronic zoom lens
Filter diameter
Ø30
LCD Screen
Size/dot number
2.7inch 112K
LCD Screen Method
TFT LCD
Connectors
Video output
1Vp-p (75Ω terminated)
Audio output
-7.5dBs (600Ω terminated)
DV input/output
4pin special in/out connector
USB output (SC-D383/D385 only) Mini-B type connector (USB2.0 High Speed)
General
Power source
DC 8.4V, Lithium Ion Battery Pack 7.4V
Power source type
Battery Pack, Power supply (100V~240V) 50/60Hz
Power consumption
3.7W
(Recording)
Operating temperature
0˚~40˚C (32˚F~104˚F)
Storage temperature
-20˚C ~ 60˚C (-4˚F ~ 140˚F)
External dimension
Height : 2.40" (61mm), Length : 3.74" (95mm), Width : 4.40" (112mm)
Weight
340g (0.75lb) (Except for Battery Pack and tape)
Internal Microphone
Omni-directional stereo microphone
Remote control
Indoors: greater than 49ft (15m) (straight line), Outdoors: about 16.4ft (5m) (straight line)
(SC-D382/D385 only)
- The technical specifications and design may be changed without notice.
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Warranty
SAMSUNG
LIMITED WARRANTY
SAMSUNG Electronics America Inc. (SEA), warrants that this product is free from defective material and
workmanship.
SEA further warrants that if product fails to operate properly within the specified warranty period and the failure is
due to improper workmanship or defective material, SEA will repair or replace the product at it’s option.
All warranty repairs must be performed by a SEA authorized service center. The name and address of the location
nearest you can be obtained by calling toll free: 1-800 SAMSUNG (1-800-726-7864).
Labor
90 days carry-in
Parts
1 year
On carry-in models, transportation to and from the service center is the customer’s responsibility.
The original dated sales receipt must be retained by the customer and is the only acceptable proof of purchase.
It must be presented to the authorized service center.
EXCLUSIONS (WHAT IS NOT COVERED)
This warranty does not cover damage due to accident, fire, flood and/or other acts of God; misuse, incorrect line
voltage, improper installation, improper or unauthorized repairs, commercial use, or damage that occurs in shipping.
Exterior and interior finish, lamps, and glass are not covered under this warranty.
Customer adjustments which are explained in the instruction manual are not covered under the terms of this
warranty. This warranty will automatically be voided for any unit found with a missing or altered serial number. This
warranty is valid only on products purchased in the United States and Puerto Rico.
Some States do not allow the exclusions or limitations of incidental or consequential damages, or allow limitations
on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from State to State.
If you have any questions or comments relating to Samsung
products, please contact the SAMSUNG customer care
center Samsung Electronics America, inc.
1-800-SAMSUNG (726-7864)
www.samsung.com
RoHS compliant
Our product complies with “The Restriction Of the use of certain
Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment”,
and we do not use the 6 hazardous materials- Cadmium(Cd),
Lead (Pb), Mercury (Hg), Hexavalent Chromium (Cr +6), Poly
Brominated Biphenyls (PBBs), Poly Brominated Diphenyl
Ethers(PBDEs)- in our products.
Code No. AD68-02562A - 00