Samsung SC-D375 Operating instructions

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Digital Video Camcorder
SC-D371/D372/D375(H)/D975
AF
CCD
LCD
Auto Focus
Charge Coupled Device
Liquid Crystal Display
Owner’s Instruction Book
Before operating the unit, please read this Instruction
Book thoroughly, and retain it for future reference.
US PATENT 4415844
Use only approved battery packs.
Otherwise, there is a danger of overheating, fire or explosion.
Samsung is not responsible for problems occurring due to using unapproved batteries.
"Models with an H designation mean the model is White"
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Shock Hazard Marking and Associated Graphical Symbols
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence
of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the product’s
enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute
a risk of electric shock to persons.
Explanation of Safety Related Symbols
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 INSIDE
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
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.
This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence
of important operating and maintenance (servicing)
instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance.
WARNING - To Reduce The Risk Of Fire Or Electric Shock, Do Not Expose
This Apparatus To Rain Or Moisture.
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.
12. Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or
table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with
the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution
when moving the cart/apparatus combination to
avoid injury from tip-over.
13. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused
for long periods of time.
14. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is
required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way,
such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has
been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the
apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not
operate normally, or has been dropped.
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15. Apparatus should not be exposed to dripping or splashing and
no objects filled with liquids, such as vases, should be placed
on the apparatus.
16. POWER SOURCES:
The CAMCORDER should be operated only from the type of power
source indicated on the label. If you are not sure of the type of
power supply at your home, consult your appliance dealer or local
power company. A CAMCORDER is intended to be operated from
battery power, or other sources, refer to the operating instructions.
17. 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 3wire 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.
18. 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.
19. OUTDOOR ANTENNA GROUNDING:
If an outside antenna or cable system is connected to the
CAMCORDER, be sure the antenna or cable system is grounded to
provide some protection against voltage surges and built-up static
charges, Section 810 of the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA
No. 70-1984, provides information with respect to proper grounding
of the mast and supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire
and supporting structure, grounding of the mast and supporting
structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to an antenna discharge unit,
size of grounding to conductors, location of antenna-discharge unit,
connection to grounding electrodes and requirements for the
grounding electrode.
See figure below.
20. LIGHTNING:
For added protection of this CAMCORDER during a lightning storm
or when it is left unattended and unused for long periods of time,
unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable
system.
This will prevent damage to the CAMCORDER due to lightning and
power-line surges.
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
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21. POWER LINES:
An outside antenna system should not be located in the vicinity of
overhead power lines or other electric light or power circuits where it
can fall into such power lines or circuits. When installing an outside
antenna system, extreme care should be taken to keep from
touching such power lines or circuits as contact with them might be
fatal.
22. OVERLOADING:
Do not overload wall outlets and extension cords as this can result
in a risk of fire or electric shock.
23. 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.
24. 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.
25. DAMAGE REQUIRING SERVICE:
Unplug this CAMCORDER from the wall outlet and refer servicing
to qualified service personnel under the following conditions:
a. When the power-supply cord or plug is damaged.
b. If any liquid has been spilled onto, or objects have fallen into the
CAMCORDER.
c. If the CAMCORDER has been exposed to rain or water.
d. If the CAMCORDER does not operate normally 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.
26. 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.
27. 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.
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28. To prevent damage which may result in fire or shock hazard, do not
expose this appliance to rain or moisture.
29. If this power supply is used at 240V ac, a suitable plug adapter
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 1-800Samsung (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.
FCC DOC
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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Contents
Notes and Safety Instructions ..............................................5
Getting to Know Your Camcorder.......................................7
Features.....................................................................................7
Accessories Supplied with Camcorder .....................................8
Front & Left View .......................................................................9
Left Side View..........................................................................10
Right & Top View .....................................................................11
Rear & Bottom View ................................................................12
Remote Control (SC-D375(H)/D975 only) ..............................13
Setting the Shutter Sound (Shutter Sound)
(SC-D375(H)/D975 only) .........................................................26
Selecting the OSD Language (Language).............................27
Viewing the Demonstration .....................................................28
Initial Setting : Display Menu Setting ................................29
Adjusting the LCD Screen (LCD Bright/LCD Color).............29
Displaying the Date/Time (Date/Time) ...................................30
Setting the TV Display (TV Display) ......................................31
Basic Recording .................................................................32
Preparation ........................................................................14
Using the Hand Strap & Lens Cover ......................................14
Lithium Battery Installation ......................................................15
Using the Lithium Ion Battery Pack.........................................16
Connecting a Power Source ...................................................19
About the Operating Modes ....................................................19
Using the QUICK MENU.........................................................20
OSD (On Screen Display) in Camera/Player Modes ............21
OSD (On Screen Display) in M.Cam/M.Player Modes
(SC-D375(H)/D975 only) .........................................................22
Turning the OSD (On Screen Display) On/Off ......................22
Initial Setting : System Menu Setting.................................23
Setting the Clock (Clock Set) .................................................23
Setting the Wireless Remote Control Acceptance (Remote)
(SC-D375(H)/D975 only) .........................................................24
Setting the Beep Sound (Beep Sound) .................................25
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Using the Viewfinder................................................................32
Inserting / Ejecting a Cassette ................................................32
Various Recording Techniques................................................33
Making your First Recording ...................................................34
Recording with Ease for Beginners (EASY.Q Mode).............35
Reviewing and Searching a Recording (REC SEARCH).......36
Searching quickly for a desired scene (Setting the ZERO
MEMORY) (SC-D375(H)/D975 only) ......................................37
Self Record using the Remote Control (Setting the Self
Timer) (SC-D375(H)/D975 only).............................................38
Zooming In and Out.................................................................39
Using the Fade In and Out......................................................40
Using the COLOR NITE (COLOR NITE)................................41
Using the LIGHT (SC-D372/D375(H)/D975 only)...................42
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Advanced Recording..........................................................43
Connection.........................................................................70
Selecting the Record Mode & Audio Mode.............................43
Cutting Off Wind Noise (WindCut Plus) ................................44
Selecting the Real Stereo Function ........................................45
Setting the Shutter Speed & Exposure...................................46
Auto Focus / Manual Focus ....................................................47
Programed Automatic Exposure Modes (Program AE) ........48
Setting the White Balance.......................................................50
Applying Visual Effects ............................................................52
Setting the 16:9 Wide mode....................................................54
Using the Tele Macro (Macro).................................................55
Setting the Digital Image Stabilizer (DIS) ...............................56
Using Back Light Compensation Mode (BLC)........................57
Zooming In and Out with Digital Zoom (Digital Zoom) .........58
Still Image Recording ..............................................................59
Searching for a still image...................................................59
Copying a Camcorder Tape onto a Video Tape......................70
Recording (Copying) a TV Program or Video Tape onto a
Camcorder Tape (SC-D975 only)............................................71
Playback.............................................................................60
Playing Back a Tape on the LCD Screen ...............................60
Various Functions while in Player Mode.................................61
Audio Dubbing (SC-D375(H)/D975 only)................................63
Dubbed Audio Playback ..........................................................64
Tape Playback on TV Screen..................................................65
VOICE + Function ...................................................................67
Audio Effect .............................................................................68
Setting the AV In/Out (SC-D975 only).....................................69
Digital Still Camera Mode (SC-D375(H)/D975 only)........72
Using a Memory Card (Usable Memory Card) (not supplied) ..72
Memory Card Functions......................................................72
Inserting a Memory Card ....................................................72
Ejecting a Memory Card .....................................................72
Structure of Folders and Files on the Memory Card ..............73
Selecting the Photo Quality.....................................................74
Selecting the recording Photo Size (SC-D975 only) ..............75
Setting the File Number ..........................................................76
Taking a Photo Image (JPEG) on the Memory Card..............77
Viewing Photo Images (JPEG) ...............................................78
To view a Single Image.......................................................78
To view a Slide Show .........................................................78
To view the Multi Display...................................................78
Protection from accidental Erasure.........................................79
Deleting Photo Images and Moving Images...........................80
Formatting a Memory Card .....................................................82
Recording Moving Images (MPEG) on a Memory Card ........83
Playing the Moving Images (MPEG) on a Memory Card
(M.Play Select) .......................................................................85
Recording Photo Image from a Cassette ...............................86
Copying Still Images from a Cassette to a Memory Card
(Photo Copy) ..........................................................................87
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Contents
Marking Images for Printing (Print Mark)...............................88
Removing the Print Mark ....................................................88
PictBridgeTM (SC-D375(H)/D975 only)...............................89
Printing Your Pictures – Using PictBridgeTM ............................89
Connecting To a Printer.......................................................89
Selecting Images.................................................................90
Setting the Number of Prints ...............................................90
Setting the Date/Time Imprint Option ..................................90
Printing Images ..................................................................90
Canceling the Printing.........................................................90
Connecting to a PC .................................................................96
Disconnecting the USB Cable .............................................96
Using the PC Camera Function............................................97
Using the USB Streaming Function .....................................98
Using the removable Disk Function .....................................98
Maintenance ......................................................................99
After Finishing a Recording.....................................................99
Usable Cassette Tapes ...........................................................99
Cleaning and Maintaining the Camcorder ............................100
Using Your Camcorder Abroad .............................................101
IEEE 1394 Data Transfer ....................................................91
Troubleshooting ...............................................................102
Transferring IEEE1394 (i.LINK)-DV Standard Data
Connections.............................................................................91
Connecting to a DV Device (DVD Recorder, Camcorder, etc.) ..91
Connecting to a PC.............................................................91
System Requirements..........................................................91
Recording with a DV Connection Cable...............................92
Troubleshooting .....................................................................102
Self Diagnosis Display......................................................102
Self Diagnosis Display in M.Cam/M.Player Modes
(SC-D375(H)/D975 only)..................................................103
Setting menu items................................................................105
Specifications.................................................................. 107
USB Interface (SC-D375(H)/D975 only)...........................93
Using USB Interface................................................................93
Transferring a Digital Image through a USB Connection.......93
USB Connection Speed depending on the System.................93
System Requirements..........................................................93
Selecting the USB Device (USB Connect)............................94
Installing DV Media PRO Program .........................................95
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Index ............................................................................... 108
Warranty (SEA users only)................................................109
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Notes and Safety Instructions
Notes regarding the Rotation of the LCD Screen
Please rotate the LCD Screen carefully as illustrated. Over rotation may
cause damage to the inside of the hinge that connects the LCD Screen to
the 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.
[ Note ]
Refer to page 29 to adjust brightness and color of the LCD Screen.
Notes regarding the LCD Screen, Viewfinder, Lens
1. Direct sunlight can damage the LCD Screen, the inside of the
Viewfinder or the Lens. Take pictures of the sun only in low light
conditions, such as at dusk.
2. The LCD Screen has been manufactured using high precision
technology.
However, there may be tiny dots (red, blue or green in color) that
appear on the LCD Screen. These dots are normal and do not
affect the recorded picture in any way.
3. Do not pick up the Camcorder by holding the Viewfinder, LCD Screen or Battery Pack.
4. Applying excessive force to the Viewfinder may damage it.
Notes regarding the Video Head Cleaning
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■
To ensure normal recording and a clear picture, clean the video heads regularly.
If a square block-shape distorts playback, or only a blue screen is displayed, the video heads may be dirty.
If this happens, clean the video heads with a dry type cleaning cassette.
Do not use a wet-type cleaning cassette. It may damage the video heads.
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Notes and Safety Instructions
Notes regarding Camcorder
■
■
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■
Do not leave the Camcorder exposed to high temperatures (above 60 °C or 140 °F).
For example, in a parked car in the sun or exposed to direct sunlight.
Do not let the Camcorder get wet. Keep the Camcorder away from rain, sea water, and any other form of moisture.
If the Camcorder gets wet, it may get damaged. Sometimes a malfunction due to exposure to liquids cannot be
repaired.
A sudden rise in atmospheric temperature may cause condensation to form inside the Camcorder.
- When you move the Camcorder from a cold location to a warm location (e.g. from outside to inside during the
winter.)
- When you move the Camcorder from a cool location to a hot location (e.g. from inside to outside during the
summer.)
If the
(DEW) protection feature is activated, leave the Camcorder for at least two hours in a dry, warm room with
the cassette compartment opened and the Battery Pack removed.
Notices regarding Copyright
Television programs, video tapes, DVD titles, films, and other program materials may be copyrighted.
Unauthorized copying of copyrighted material may be against the law.
All the trade names and registered trademarks mentioned in this manual or other documentation provided with your
Samsung product are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
Servicing & Replacement Parts
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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.
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Getting to Know Your Camcorder
Features
■
■
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■
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-D375(H)/D975 only)
You can transfer images to a PC
using the USB interface without an
add-on card.
Still Image Recording on a Tape
Still image recording makes it
possible to record a still image on a
tape.
Mega-pixel CCD (SC-D975 only)
Your camcorder incorporates a 1.0
mega-pixel CCD.
Photo images can be recorded to a
Memory card.
■
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
handshake, 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(SC-D371/D372/D375(H) only),
26X(SC-D975 only)
■
Digital Still Camera Function
(SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
- Using 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-D375(H)/D975 only)
Moving image recording makes it
possible to record video onto a
Memory Card.
■
MMC/SD card slot
(SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
MMC/SD card slot can use
MMC(Multi Media Cards) and SD
cards.
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Getting to Know Your Camcorder
Accessories Supplied with Camcorder
Make sure that the following basic accessories are supplied with your Digital Video Camcorder.
Basic Accessories
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Lithium Ion Battery Pack (SB-LSM80)
AC Power Adapter (AA-E9 TYPE)
Audio/Video Cable
Instruction Book / Quick Guide
Lithium Battery for Remote Control
(SC-D375(H)/D975 only) or Clock.
(TYPE: CR2025)
6. Remote Control (SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
7. USB Cable (SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
8. Software CD (SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
9. Lens Cover
10. Lens Cover Strap
1. Lithium Ion Battery Pack
(SB-LSM80)
AD43-00172A
2. AC Power Adapter
(AA-E9 TYPE)
AD44-00116A
AD39-00001A
4. Instruction Book/
Quick Guide
5. Lithium Battery (CR2025)
6. Remote Control
(SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
7. USB Cable
(SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
8. Software CD
(SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
AD39-00073A
AD46-00061A/AD46-00082A
AD43-10130H
10. Lens Cover Strap
AD72-00049A
[ Notes ]
■ The contents can vary depending on the sales region.
■ Parts and accessories are available at your local Samsung dealer and service center.
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3. Audio/Video Cable
AD59-00085A
9. Lens Cover
AD97-10686A
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Front & Left View
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Remote Sensor (SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
Light (SC-D372/D375(H)/D975 only)
TAPE EJECT Switch
EASY.Q Button ➥page 35
(SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
6. Function Buttons
Button <Player>
<Camera>
<M.Player> (SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
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REW
REC SEARCH –
REV
√√
FF
REC SEARCH +
FWD
FADE
S.SHOW (SLIDE SHOW)
C.NITE/LIGHT
(SC-D372/D375(H)/D975 only)
MULTI (MULTI DISPLAY)
√ ❙❙ PLAY/STILL
■
STOP
7. TFT LCD Screen
8. Internal Microphone
[ Caution ]
Be careful not to cover the internal microphone and lens during recording.
[ Notes ]
■ Illustrations of model SC-D375 are used in this owner’s instructions.
■ Although the models covered in this manual look different, they all operate in a similar way.
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Getting to Know Your Camcorder
Left Side View
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1. Q.MENU Button ➥page 20
3. OK Button
2. [▲ / ▼] (W / T) Button
…)
W (…
Move Up
Volume Up
Wide / Adjust MF
MENU / Q.MENU
<Player>
<Camera>
<M.Cam>
Wide / Adjust MF
(SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
<M.Player>
Previous
(SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
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4. Viewfinder
†)
T (†
Move Down
Volume Down
Tele / Adjust MF
Tele / Adjust MF
Next
5. Speaker
6. Mode Switch (CARD/TAPE)
(SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
[ Note ]
When you close LCD panel with the LCD screen
facing out, [▲ / ▼] button function works reversely.
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Getting to Know Your Camcorder
Right & Top View
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7. DC Jack
2. PHOTO Button ➥page 59
8. Jacks
3. DISPLAY Button
9. Jack Cover
4. MENU Button
10. Cassette Door
5. Record Start/Stop Button
11. Hand Strap
Jacks
SC-D371/
D372
IEEE1394
SC-D375(H)/
D975
IEEE1394
AV Jack
USB
AV Jack
6. Power Switch
(CAMERA or PLAYER)
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Getting to Know Your Camcorder
Rear & Bottom View
# (SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
!
@
1. Lithium Battery Cover
2. Charging Indicator
$
%
Usable Memory Cards (2GB Max)
SC-D375(H)/D975 only
3. Memory Card Slot (SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
4. Tripod Receptacle
5. Battery Release Switch
MMC/SD
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Remote Control (SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
!
#
8
@
7
$
%
^
&
*
(
6
5
4
2
)
3
1
1. PHOTO Button ➥page 59
√ (Direction) Button ➥page 61
10. œ ❙❙ / ❙❙√
2. START/STOP Button
11. F. ADV Button ➥page 62
3. SELF TIMER Button ➥page 38
12. ■ (STOP) Button
4. ZERO MEMORY Button ➥page 37
13. ❙❙ (STILL) Button
5. PHOTO SEARCH Button
√ ) Button
14. SLOW (❙√
6. A.DUB Button ➥page 63
15. DATE/TIME Button
7. √√ (FF) Button
16. X2 Button ➥page 62
8. œœ (REW) Button
17. W/T (Zoom) Button
9. √ (PLAY) Button
18. DISPLAY Button
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Using the Hand Strap & Lens Cover
It is very important to ensure that the Hand Strap has been correctly adjusted before you begin your recording.
The Hand Strap enables you to:
- Hold the Camcorder in a stable, comfortable position.
- Press the [Zoom] and [Record Start/Stop] button without having to change the position of your hand.
Hand Strap
1
Adjusting the Hand Strap
1. Insert the Hand Strap into the Hand Strap Hook on
the front side of the Camcorder and pull its end
through the hook.
2. Insert your hand into the Hand Strap and adjust its length for your convenience.
3. Close the Hand Strap.
2
3
1
2
2
3
Lens Cover
Attaching the Lens Cover
1. Hook up the Lens Cover with the Lens Cover Strap as illustrated.
2. Hook up the Lens Cover Strap to the Hand Strap, and adjust it following the
steps as described for the Hand Strap.
3. Close the Hand Strap.
Installing the Lens Cover after Operation
Press buttons on both sides of the Lens Cover, then attach it to the Camcorder Lens.
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Lithium Battery Installation
Lithium Battery Installation for the Internal Clock
1. Remove the Battery Pack from the rear of the Camcorder.
2. Open the Lithium Battery Cover on the rear of the Camcorder.
3. Position the Lithium Battery in the Lithium Battery Holder, with the
positive ( ) terminal face up.
Be careful not to reverse the polarity of the Battery.
4. Close the Lithium Battery Cover.
Lithium Battery Installation for the Remote Control
(SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
1. Pull out the Lithium Battery Holder toward the direction of the arrow.
2. Position the Lithium Battery in the Lithium Battery Holder, with the
positive ( ) terminal face up.
3. Reinsert the Lithium Battery Holder.
Precaution regarding the Lithium Battery
1. The Lithium Battery maintains the clock function and preset contents of the memory; even if the Battery Pack or AC
Power adapter is removed.
2. The Lithium Battery for the Camcorder lasts about 6 months under normal operation from time of installation.
3. When the Lithium Battery becomes weak or dead, the date/time indicator will display <12:00 AM JAN. 1,2007> when
you set the <Date/Time> to <On>. When this occurs, replace the Lithium Battery with a new one (type CR2025).
4. There is a danger of explosion if Battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent type.
Warning: Keep the Lithium Battery out of reach of children. Should a battery be swallowed, consult a doctor
immediately.
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Preparation
Using the Lithium Ion Battery Pack
✤ Use SB-LSM80 or SB-LSM160 Battery Pack only.
✤ The Battery Pack may be charged a little at the time of purchase.
Charging the Lithium Ion Battery Pack
Blinking time
Charging rate
1. Turn the [Power] switch to [OFF].
Once per second
Less than 50%
2. Attach the Battery Pack to the Camcorder.
Twice per second
50% ~ 75%
3. Connect the AC Power adapter (AA-E9 TYPE) to a wall
Three times per second
75% ~ 90%
socket.
Blinking stops and stays on
90% ~ 100%
4. Connect the DC cable to the DC jack on the
On for a second and
Error - Reset the Battery Pack and
Camcorder.
off for a second
the DC Cable
■ The charging indicator will start to blink, showing that
the Battery is charging.
5. Press and hold the DISPLAY button while charging and the charging status will be displayed
Battery Info
on the LCD screen for 7 seconds.
B
a
t
t
e
r
y
charged
■ The battery charge status is given as reference and is an estimation. It may differ
0%
50%
100%
depending on the Battery capacity and temperature.
6. When the Battery is fully charged, disconnect the Battery Pack and the AC Power Adapter
from the Camcorder.
Even with the Power switched Off, the Battery Pack will still discharge.
Charging, Recording Times based on Model and Battery Type.
✤ The continuous recording times given in the table to the right are
Time
approximations.
Battery
Actual recording time depends on usage.
SB-LSM80
✤ The continuous recording times in the operating instructions are
(AD43-00172A)
measured using a fully charged Battery Pack at 77 °F (25 °C).
SB-LSM160
✤ Even when the Power switched Off, the Battery Pack will still
(AD43-00148A)
discharge if it is left attached to the device.
(Option)
16
Charging time
Recording time
Approx.
1hr 20min
Approx.
1hr 20min
Approx.
3hr
Approx.
2hr 40min
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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.
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 32 °F (0 °C) and 104 °F (40°C).
The life and capacity of the Battery Pack will be reduced if it is used in temperatures below 32 °F (0 °C) or left in
temperatures above 104 °F (40 °C) for a long period of time, even when it is fully recharged.
Do not put the Battery Pack near any heat source (i.e. fire or a heater).
Do not disassemble, apply pressure to, or heat the Battery Pack.
Do not allow the + and – terminals of the Battery Pack to be short-circuited. It may cause leakage, heat generation,
induce overheating or fire.
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Notes regarding the Battery Pack
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
Please refer to the table on page 16 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 77 °F
(25 °C). 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.
The batteries have to be dealt with as chemical waste.
Make sure that the Battery Pack is fully charged before starting to record.
A brand new Battery Pack is not charged. Before using the Battery Pack, you need to charge it completely.
Fully discharging a Lithium Ion Battery damages the internal cells.
The Battery Pack may be prone to leakage when fully discharged.
To preserve battery power, keep your 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.
Make sure that the Battery Pack is fitted firmly into place.
Do not drop the Battery Pack. Dropping the Battery Pack may damage it.
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Connecting a Power Source
✤ There are two types of power source that can be connected to your Camcorder.
- The AC Power Adapter: used for indoor recording.
- The Battery Pack: used for outdoor recording.
Using a Household Power Source
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.
Power Switch
1. Turn the [Power] switch to [OFF].
2. Connect the AC Power adapter (AA-E9 TYPE) to a wall socket.
■ The plug and wall socket type may differ according to your resident country.
3. Connect the DC cable to the DC jack of the Camcorder.
4. Set the Camcorder to each mode by holding down the tab on the [Power]
switch and turning it to the [CAMERA] or [PLAYER] mode.
About the Operating Modes
✤ The operating modes are determined by the position of the [Power] and [Mode] switches.
✤ Set the Operation Mode by adjusting the [Power] and [Mode] switches before operating any functions.
Mode Name
<Camera Mode>
<Player Mode>
<M.Cam Mode>
<M.Player Mode>
[Power] Switch
[Mode] Switch
(SC-D375(H)/
D975 only)
✤ M.Cam Mode : Memory Camera Mode / M.Player Mode : Memory Player Mode
✤ The <M.Cam Mode> and the <M.Player Mode> are only available on SC-D375(H)/D975.
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Using the QUICK MENU
✤ QUICK MENU is used to access camcorder functions by using the [Q.MENU] button.
✤ QUICK MENU provides easier access to frequently used menus without using the [MENU] button.
✤ Functions available using the QUICK MENU are as below:
Camera Mode
■ Setting the Back Light Compensation (BLC) ➥page 57
■ Setting the Digital Image Stabilizer (DIS) ➥page 56
■ Programed Automatic Exposure Modes (Program AE) ➥page 48
■ Setting the White Balance (White Balance) ➥page 50
■ Setting the Shutter Speed (Shutter)- Can only be operated by using the QUICK MENU
1
➥page 46
■ Setting the Exposure (Exposure)- Can only be operated by using the QUICK MENU
➥page 46
■ Setting the Focus (Focus) ➥page 47
M.Cam Mode (SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
■ Setting the Back Light Compensation (BLC) ➥page 57
■ Selecting the recording Photo Size (Photo Size) ➥page 75 (SC-D975 only)
■ Setting the White Balance (White Balance) ➥page 50
3
■ Setting the Photo Quality (Photo Quality) ➥page 74
■ Setting the Exposure (Exposure)- Can only be operated by using the QUICK MENU
➥page 46
■ Setting the Focus (Focus) ➥page 47
M.Player Mode (SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
■ Playing the Moving Images (MPEG) on the Memory Card (M. Play Select) ➥page 85
■ Deleting Photo Images and Moving Images (Delete) ➥page 80
■ Protection from accidental Erasure (Protect) ➥page 79
■ Marking Images for Printing (Print Mark) ➥page 88
4
For example: Setting the White Balance
1. Press the [Q.MENU] button.
The quick menu list will appear.
2. Press the [▲ / ▼] button to select <White Balance>, then press the [OK] button.
3. Press the [▲ / ▼] button to select desired mode <Auto>, <Indoor>, <Outdoor> or
<Custom WB>, then press the [OK] button.
4. To exit, press the [Q.MENU] button.
20
Q.MENU
STBY
BLC
DIS
Program AE
White Balance
Shutter
Exposure
Focus
Q.MENU
0:00:10
60min
SP
0:00:10
60min
Exit
STBY
BLC
DIS
Program AE
White Balance
Shutter
Exposure
Focus
Q.MENU
SP
Off
…
Outdoor
†
Exit
STBY
1 6 : 9 Wi d e
SP
0:00:10
60min
œ
<When the Outdoor option was selected>
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OSD (On Screen Display) in Camera/Player Modes
1. Battery Level ➥page 17
2. Visual Effects Mode ➥page 52
EASY.Q ➥page 35
16:9 Wide ➥page 54
3. DIS ➥page 56
4. Program AE ➥page 48
5. White Balance Mode ➥page 50
6. Shutter Speed ➥page 46
7. Exposure ➥page 46
8. Manual Focus ➥page 47
9. Date/Time ➥page 30
10. Zoom Position ➥page 39
11. COLOR NITE ➥pages 41
12. USB ➥page 96
(SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
13. Remote ➥page 24
(SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
14. WindCut Plus ➥page 44
15. BLC (Back Light Compensation)
➥page 57
16. Light ➥page 42
(SC-D372/D375(H)/D975 only)
17. Real Stereo ➥page 45
18. Audio Mode ➥page 43
19. Remaining Tape (measured in
minutes)
20. Tape Counter
21. Zero Memory ➥page 37
(SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
22. Record Speed Mode ➥page 43
23. Operating Mode
24. Self Timer ➥page 38
(SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
25. Still image recording ➥page 59
26. Tele Macro ➥page 55
27. Dubbed Audio Playback
➥page 64
28. DEW ➥page 6
29. Volume Control ➥page 60
30. Message Line ➥page 103
31 Warning Indicator ➥page 103
32. DV IN (DV data transfer mode)
➥page 92
33. AV IN ➥page 69 (SC-D975 only)
34. Voice+ Indicator ➥page 67
35. Audio Dubbing ➥page 63
(SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
[ Notes ]
■ OSD (On Screen Display) items shown here are based on model SC-D375.
■ The above screen is an example; it is different from the actual display.
OSD in Camera Mode
25 24
26
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0:00:11
60min
16BIt
S
SP
STBY
10Sec
Art
…
No Tape !
S. 1/60
[20]
T
W
12:00 AM JAN. 1,2007
2
10
1 6 : 9 Wi d e
6
7
22 21
23
1
S. 1/60
[20]
†
…
†
…
om †
Color N.1/30
20
19
18
17
16
15
14
13
12
11
8
OSD in Player Mode
35
√
27
SP
Sound[2]
28
0:00:00:10
14min
16BIt
[05]
29
34
No Tape !
AV In
30
33
32
12:00 AM JAN. 1,2007
31
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OSD (On Screen Display) in M.Cam/M.Player Modes (SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
1. Photo Quality ➥page 74
2. CARD (Memory Card) Indicator
3. Image Counter (Total number of
recordable photo images)
4. Image Recording and Loading
Indicator
5. Erase Protection Indicator ➥page 79
6. Print Mark ➥page 88
7. Folder Number - File Number
➥page 76
8. Photo Size ➥page 75 (SC-D975 only)
9. Slide Show ➥page 78
OSD in M.Cam Mode
4
46
3 min
8
OSD in M.Player Mode
3
1152
1152
9
2
Slide
2/46
800X600
8
…
No Memory Card !
No Memory Card !
1
[20]
om
†
12:00 AM JAN. 1,2007
W
5
6
001
12:00 AM JAN. 1,2007
100-0002
7
T
[20]
†
…
[ Notes ]
■ OSD (On Screen Display) items shown here are based on model SC-D375.
■ The above screen is an example; it is different from the actual display.
Turning the OSD (On Screen Display) On/Off
✤ The on-screen display can be turned on or off by pressing the button.
Turning OSD On/Off
Press the [DISPLAY] button.
DISPLAY
■ Each press of the button toggles the OSD function on and off.
■ When you turn the OSD off,
- In <Camera Mode>: The STBY, REC modes are always displayed on the screen, even
when the OSD is turned off.
- In <Player Mode>: When you press any Function Button, it is displayed on the OSD for 3 seconds before it turns off.
Turning the Date/Time On/Off
To turn the Date/Time on or off, access the menu and change the <Date/Time> mode. ➥page 30
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Setting the Clock (Clock Set)
✤ Clock setup works in <Camera>/<Player>/<M.Cam>/<M.Player> modes. ➥page 19
✤ The Date/Time is automatically recorded onto a tape. Before recording, please set
the <Date/Time>. ➥page 30
1. Set the [Power] switch to [CAMERA] or [PLAYER].
2. Set the [Mode] switch to [TAPE] or [CARD]. (SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
3. Press the [MENU] button.
■ The menu list will appear.
4. Press the [▲ / ▼] button to select <System>, then press the [OK] button.
5. Press the [▲ / ▼] button to select <Clock Set>, then press the [OK] button.
■ The year will be highlighted first.
6. Press the [▲ / ▼] button to set current <Year>, then press the [OK] button.
■ 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 [OK] button after setting the minutes.
■ A message <Complete !> is displayed.
■ To adjust the clock, select the Year, Month, Day, Hour or Min by pressing the
[OK] button, then press the [▲ / ▼] button to set respective values.
9. To exit, press the [MENU] button.
[ Notes ]
■ After the Lithium Battery loses its charge (after about 6 months), the date/time
appears on the screen as <12:00 AM JAN. 1,2007>.
■ You can set the year up to 2037.
■ If the Lithium Battery is not installed, any inputted data will not be backed up.
Display illustrations in this manual
- OSD illustrations of SC-D375 are used in this manual.
- Some of the OSD items shown in this manual may differ slightly from the actual
items on your camcorder.
4
Camera Mode
√System
Clock Set
Remote
Beep Sound
Shutter Sound
Language
Demonstration
Move
5
OK
OK
Select
Move
OK
Exit
MENU
Exit
…
JAN 1 2007
†
12 : 00 AM
Select
Camera Mode
Back
Clock Set
Remote
Beep Sound
Shutter Sound
Language
Demonstration
MENU
Set Time
Camera Mode
Back
Clock Set
Remote
Beep Sound
Shutter Sound
Language
Demonstration
Adjust
8
Select
Camera Mode
Back
Clock Set
Remote
Beep Sound
Shutter Sound
Language
Demonstration
Move
6
OK
√On
√On
√On
√English
√On
MENU
Exit
JAN 1 2007
12 : 00 AM
Complete !
Select
MENU
Exit
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Initial Setting : System Menu Setting
Setting the Wireless Remote Control Acceptance (Remote) (SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
✤ The Remote function works in <Camera>/<Player>/<M.Cam>/ <M.Player> modes.
➥page 19
✤ The Remote function allows you to enable or disable the remote control for use with
the Camcorder.
1
1. Set the [Power] switch to [CAMERA] or [PLAYER].
2. Set the [Mode] switch to [TAPE] or [CARD].
3. Press the [MENU] button.
■ The menu list will appear.
4
4. Press the [▲ / ▼] button to select <System>, then press the [OK] button.
5. Press the [▲ / ▼] button to select <Remote>, then press the [OK] button.
6. Press the [▲ / ▼] button to select <On> or <Off>, then press the [OK] button.
7. To exit, press the [MENU] button.
[ Note ]
If you set the <Remote> to <Off> in the menu and try to use it, the remote control icon
( ) will blink for 3 seconds on the LCD Screen and then disappear.
Camera Mode
√System
Clock Set
Remote
Beep Sound
Shutter Sound
Language
Demonstration
Move
6
Select
Camera Mode
Back
Clock Set
Remote
Beep Sound
Shutter Sound
Language
Demonstration
Move
24
OK
√On
√On
√On
√English
√On
OK
Select
MENU
Exit
MENU
Exit
Off
On
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Initial Setting : System Menu Setting
Setting the Beep Sound (Beep Sound)
✤ The Beep Sound function works in <Camera>/<Player>/<M.Cam>/<M.Player> modes.
➥page 19
✤ You can turn the Beep Sound on or off, when on, each press of a button sounds a beep.
1
1. Set the [Power] switch to [CAMERA] or [PLAYER].
2. Set the [Mode] switch to [TAPE] or [CARD]. (SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
3. Press the [MENU] button.
■ The menu list will appear.
4
4. Press the [▲ / ▼] button to select <System>, then press the [OK] button.
5. Press the [▲ / ▼] button to select <Beep Sound>, then press the [OK] button.
6. Press the [▲ / ▼] button to select <On> or <Off>, then press the [OK] button.
7. To exit, press the [MENU] button.
Camera Mode
√System
Clock Set
Remote
Beep Sound
Shutter Sound
Language
Demonstration
Move
6
OK
√On
√On
√On
√English
√On
Select
Camera Mode
Back
Clock Set
Remote
Beep Sound
Shutter Sound
Language
Demonstration
Move
OK
Select
MENU
Exit
MENU
Exit
Off
On
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Initial Setting : System Menu Setting
Setting the Shutter Sound (Shutter Sound) (SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
✤ The Shutter Sound function works in <Camera>/<Player>/<M.Cam> modes. ➥page 19
✤ You can turn the Shutter Sound on or off, when on, with each press of the [PHOTO]
button, the Shutter will sound.
1
1. Set the [Power] switch to [CAMERA] or [PLAYER].
2. If the [Power] switch to [CAMERA], set the [Mode] switch to [TAPE] or [CARD].
If the [Power] switch to [PLAYER], set the [Mode] switch to [TAPE].
3. Press the [MENU] button.
■ The menu list will appear.
4
4. Press the [▲ / ▼] button to select <System>, then press the [OK] button.
5. Press the [▲ / ▼] button to select <Shutter Sound>, then press the [OK] button.
6. Press the [▲ / ▼] button to select <On> or <Off>, then press the [OK] button.
7. To exit, press the [MENU] button.
Camera Mode
√System
Clock Set
Remote
Beep Sound
Shutter Sound
Language
Demonstration
Move
6
Select
Camera Mode
Back
Clock Set
Remote
Beep Sound
Shutter Sound
Language
Demonstration
Move
26
OK
√On
√On
√On
√English
√On
OK
Select
MENU
Exit
MENU
Exit
Off
On
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Initial Setting : System Menu Setting
Selecting the OSD Language (Language)
✤ The Language function works in <Camera>/<Player>/<M.Cam>/<M.Player> modes.
➥page 19
✤ You can select the desired language to display the menu screen and the messages.
1. Set the [Power] switch to [CAMERA] or [PLAYER].
1
2. Set the [Mode] switch to [TAPE] or [CARD]. (SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
3. Press the [MENU] button.
■ The menu list will appear.
4. Press the [▲ / ▼] button to select <System>, then press the [OK] button.
4
5. Press the [▲ / ▼] button to select <Language>, then press the [OK] button.
■ The available language options are listed.
■ English / Français / Español / Deutsch / Italiano / Português / Polski / Nederlands /
Magyar / Svenska /
/ ‰∑¬ /
/
/ PÛÒÒÍËÈ / ìÍ‡ªÌҸ͇ /
/
Suomi / Türkçe / Norwegian / Danish
Camera Mode
√System
Clock Set
Remote
Beep Sound
Shutter Sound
Language
Demonstration
Move
OK
√On
√On
√On
√English
√On
Select
MENU
Exit
6. Press the [▲ / ▼] button to select the desired OSD language, then press the [OK] button.
■ The OSD language is refreshed in the selected language.
7. To exit, press the [MENU] button.
[ Note ]
Language options may be changed without prior notice.
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Initial Setting : System Menu Setting
Viewing the Demonstration
✤ Demonstration 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 19
✤ Before you begin: Make sure that there is no tape inserted in the Camcorder. ➥page 32
✤ The Demonstration operates repeatedly until the Demonstration mode is switched Off.
1
1. Set the [Power] switch to [CAMERA].
2. Set the [Mode] switch to [TAPE]. (SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
4
3. Press the [MENU] button.
■ The menu list will appear.
4. Press the [▲ / ▼] button to select <System>, then press the [OK] button.
5. Press the [▲ / ▼] button to select <Demonstration>, then press the [OK] button.
6. Press the [▲ / ▼] button to select <On>, then press the [OK] button.
7. Press the [MENU] button.
■ The Demonstration will begin.
Move
6
8. To quit the Demonstration, press the [MENU] button.
[ Notes ]
■ 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
7
in the Camcorder).
■ If you press other buttons (FADE, C.NITE, EASY.Q) during the Demonstration mode,
the demonstration stops temporarily and resumes 10 minutes later if you do not operate
any other functions.
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Camera Mode
√System
Clock Set
Remote
Beep Sound
Shutter Sound
Language
Demonstration
OK
√On
√On
√On
√English
√On
Select
Camera Mode
Back
Clock Set
Remote
Beep Sound
Shutter Sound
Language
Demonstration
Move
OK
MENU
Exit
MENU
Exit
Off
On
Select
SAMSUNG Camcorder is...
34x Optical Zoom
Demonstration
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Initial Setting : Display Menu Setting
Adjusting the LCD Screen (LCD Bright/LCD Color)
✤ Adjusting the LCD Screen works in <Camera>/<Player>/<M.Cam>/<M.Player> modes.
➥page 19
✤ Your Camcorder is equipped with a 2.5 inch (SC-D371 only) / 2.7 inch wide (SC-D372/
D375(H)/D975 only) 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>
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1. Set the [Power] switch to [CAMERA] or [PLAYER].
2. Set the [Mode] switch to [TAPE] or [CARD]. (SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
4
3. Press the [MENU] button.
■ The menu list will appear.
Camera Mode
√Display
LCD Bright
LCD Color
Date/Time
TV Display
√Off
√On
4. Press the [▲ / ▼] button to select <Display>, then press the [OK] button.
Move
5. Press the [▲ / ▼] button to select the item you want to adjust <LCD Bright> or
<LCD Color>, then press the [OK] button.
6. Press the [▲ / ▼] button to adjust the value of the selected item <LCD Bright> or
<LCD Color>, then press the [OK] button.
■ You can set values for <LCD Bright> and <LCD Color> between <0> ~ <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.
6
OK
Select
MENU
Camera Mode
Back
LCD Bright
LCD Color
Date/Time
TV Display
Move
OK
Select
Exit
[18]
MENU
Exit
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Initial Setting : Display Menu Setting
Displaying the Date/Time (Date/Time)
✤ The Date/Time function works in <Camera>/<Player>/<M.Cam>/<M.Player> modes.
➥page 19
✤ The date and time are automatically recorded on a special data area of the tape.
1
1. Set the [Power] switch to [CAMERA] or [PLAYER].
2. Set the [Mode] switch to [TAPE] or [CARD]. (SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
3. Press the [MENU] button.
■ The menu list will appear.
4. Press the [▲ / ▼] button to select <Display>, then press the [OK] button.
4
5. Press the [▲ / ▼] button to select <Date/Time>, then press the [OK] button.
6. Press the [▲ / ▼] button to select the Date/Time display type, then press the [OK]
button.
■ Date/Time display type: <Off>, <Date>, <Time>, <Date&Time>.
7. To exit, press the [MENU] button.
[ Notes ]
The Date/Time will read <12:00 AM JAN. 1,2007> in the following conditions.
- During playback of a blank section of a tape.
- If the tape was recorded before setting the clock function in the Camcorder.
- When the Lithium Battery becomes weak or dead.
■ Before you use the <Date/Time> function, you must set the clock. ➥page 23
■
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Camera Mode
√Display
LCD Bright
LCD Color
Date/Time
TV Display
Move
6
OK
Select
Camera Mode
Back
LCD Bright
LCD Color
Date/Time
TV Display
Move
OK
Select
√Off
√On
MENU
Exit
Off
Date
Time
Date&Time
MENU
Exit
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Initial Setting : Display Menu Setting
Setting the TV Display (TV Display)
✤ The TV Display function works in <Camera>/<Player>/<M.Cam>/<M.Player> modes.
➥page 19
✤ You can select the output path of the OSD (On Screen Display).
- <Off>: The OSD appears in the LCD Screen and Viewfinder only.
- <On>: The OSD appears in the LCD Screen, Viewfinder and TV.
(Connecting to a TV ➥pages 65~67)
- Use the [DISPLAY] button to turn the OSD on/off on the LCD Screen/Viewfinder/TV.
1
1. Set the [Power] switch to [CAMERA] or [PLAYER].
2. Set the [Mode] switch to [TAPE] or [CARD]. (SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
4
3. Press the [MENU] button.
■ The menu list will appear.
Camera Mode
√Display
LCD Bright
LCD Color
Date/Time
TV Display
√Off
√On
4. Press the [▲ / ▼] button to select <Display>, then press the [OK] button.
Move
5. Press the [▲ / ▼] button to select <TV Display>, then press the [OK] button.
6. To activate TV Display function, press the [▲ / ▼] button to select <On> or <Off>,
then press the [OK] button.
7. To exit, press the [MENU] button.
6
OK
Select
Camera Mode
Back
LCD Bright
LCD Color
Date/Time
TV Display
Move
OK
Select
MENU
Exit
MENU
Exit
Off
On
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Basic Recording
Using the Viewfinder
You can view pictures through the viewfinder to avoid running down the battery, or to see correct images when the picture
on the LCD screen is poor.
✤ In the [PLAYER] mode, the Viewfinder will work when the LCD Screen is closed.
✤ In the [CAMERA] mode, the Viewfinder will work when the LCD Screen is closed
or rotated counterclockwise 180°.
Adjusting the Focus
The focus adjustment knob of the Viewfinder enables individuals with vision problems
to see clearer images.
1. Close the LCD Screen.
2. Use the Focus adjustment Knob of the Viewfinder to focus the picture.
[ Caution ]
Do not lift the camcorder by the viewfinder or LCD screen as it may cause you to drop it.
[ Note ]
Viewing the sun or any strong light source through the Viewfinder for a prolonged period may be harmful, or cause
temporary impairment.
Inserting / Ejecting a Cassette
✤ 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 Mini DV cassettes.
1. Connect a power source and slide the [TAPE EJECT] switch.
■ The cassette door opens automatically.
2. Insert a tape into the cassette compartment with the tape window
facing outward and the protection tab toward the top. (Inserting a
Cassette)
■ Remove the cassette tape, which is automatically ejected by pulling
the cassette out. (Ejecting a Cassette)
3. Press the area marked [PUSH] on the cassette door until it clicks into
place.
■ The cassette is loaded automatically.
4. Close the cassette door.
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1
2
3
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Basic Recording
Various Recording Techniques
✤ In some situations different recording techniques may be required.
1. General recording.
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2
3
4
2. Downward recording.
Making a recording with a top view of the LCD Screen.
3. Upward recording.
Making a recording viewing the LCD Screen from below.
4. Self recording.
Making a recording viewing the LCD Screen from the front.
5. Recording with the Viewfinder.
In circumstances where it is difficult to use the LCD Screen,
the Viewfinder can be used as a convenient alternative.
[ Note ]
Please rotate the LCD Screen carefully as excessive rotation
may cause damage to the inside of the hinge that connects
the LCD Screen to the Camcorder.
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Basic Recording
Making your First Recording
1. Connect a power source to the Camcorder. ➥page 19
(A Battery pack or a AC Power adapter)
Insert a cassette. ➥page 32
2
2. Remove the Lens Cover.
3. Set the [Power] switch to [CAMERA].
4
■ Open the LCD Screen.
■ Set the [Mode] switch to [TAPE].
(SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
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
1
Screen or Viewfinder.
■ Make sure the Battery Level indicates that there is enough remaining power for
your expected recording time.
■ You can select a Record Mode of your choice. ➥page 43
√
3
√
4. To start recording, press the [Record Start/Stop] button.
■ <REC●> is displayed on the LCD Screen.
[ Note ]
Detach the Battery Pack when you finish the recordings to prevent unnecessary battery
power consumption.
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4
REC ●
1 6 : 9 Wi d e
SP
√
To stop recording, press the [Record Start/Stop] button again.
■ <STBY> is displayed on the LCD Screen.
0:00:10
60min
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Basic Recording
Recording with Ease for Beginners (EASY.Q Mode)
✤ The EASY.Q function works only in <Camera> mode. ➥page 19
✤ The EASY.Q function allows a beginner to easily make good recordings.
1. Set the [Power] switch to [CAMERA].
2. Set the [Mode] switch to [TAPE]. (SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
3. By pressing the [EASY.Q] button, all functions on the Camcorder will be set to off and the
recording settings will be set to the following basic modes (DIS, AF(Auto Focus),
AWB(Auto White Balance), AE(Auto Exposure):
■ The words <EASY.Q> and <DIS (
)> are displayed at the same time.
4. Press the [Record Start/Stop] button to start recording.
■ Recording will begin using the basic automatic settings.
5. Press the [EASY.Q] button again in the STBY mode and then turn the EASY.Q mode off.
■ The EASY.Q function will not turn off while you are recording.
■ The Camcorder will return to the settings that were set prior to activating EASY.Q mode.
[ Notes ]
Unavailable buttons during operation
During operation EASY.Q, the following buttons are unavailable because the items are
automatically set. The corresponding messages may appear if unavailable operations are
attempted.
- MENU button
- C.NITE button
- Q.MENU button
■ The EASY.Q mode settings are deleted when the Battery Pack is removed from the
Camcorder and must be reset when the Battery Pack is replaced.
■ Taking a still image using the [PHOTO] button while EASY.Q is set releases the DIS
function.
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3
■
STBY
SP
0:00:10
60min
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√
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Basic Recording
Reviewing and Searching a Recording (REC SEARCH)
✤ The REC SEARCH function works only in <Camera> mode. ➥page 19
✤ Used to review previously recorded images or to find a point to record a new image in the STBY mode.
Record Search (REC SEARCH)
1. Set to STBY mode by pressing [Record Start/Stop] button.
2. [REC SEARCH -] enables you to play the recording backwards and [REC SEARCH +]
enables you to play it forwards, as long as you keep each button pressed down.
■ If you press the [REC SEARCH -] button in STBY mode, your Camcorder will play
in reverse for 3 seconds and return to the original position automatically.
[ Notes ]
Mosaic shaped distortion may appear on the screen while in Record Search mode.
■ Pressing [Record Start/Stop] button after REC SEARCH will overwrite the images
recorded after that point.
■
When a cassette is loaded and the Camcorder is left in the STBY mode for more than 5 minutes without being used,
it will switch off automatically.
To use it again, press the [Record Start/Stop] button or set the [Power] switch to [OFF] and then back to [CAMERA].
This auto power off feature is designed to save battery power.
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Basic Recording
Searching quickly for a desired scene (Setting the ZERO MEMORY) (SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
✤ The ZERO MEMORY function works in both <Camera> and <Player> modes. ➥page 19
✤ You can mark a point on a tape that you want to return to following playback.
1. Set the [Power] switch to [CAMERA] or [PLAYER].
1
2. Set the [Mode] switch to [TAPE].
3. Press the [ZERO MEMORY] button on the remote control before the 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
< 0:00:00> (ZERO MEMORY indicator).
■ If you want to cancel the ZERO MEMORY function, press the [ZERO MEMORY] button
again.
4. Finding the zero position.
■ When you have finished playback, fast forward or rewind the tape in stop mode.
The tape stops automatically when it reaches the zero position.
■ When you have finished recording, set the [Power] switch to [PLAYER] and press the
œœ (REW)] button.
[œ
The tape stops automatically when it reaches the zero position.
5. The tape counter with the <
changed to the time code.
œ
> (ZERO MEMORY indicator) disappears from the display and the tape counter is
[ Notes ]
In the following situations, ZERO MEMORY mode may be canceled automatically:
- At the end of the section marked with the ZERO MEMORY function.
- When the tape is ejected.
- When you remove the Battery Pack or power supply.
■ The ZERO MEMORY may not function correctly where there is a break between recordings on the tape.
■
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Basic Recording
Self Record using the Remote Control (Setting the Self Timer) (SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
✤ The SELF TIMER function works only in <Camera> mode. ➥page 19
✤ When you use the SELF TIMER function on the remote control, the recording begins
automatically in 10 seconds.
1. Set the [Power] switch to [CAMERA].
1
2. Set the [Mode] switch to [TAPE].
3. Press the [SELF TIMER] button until the appropriate indicator is displayed.
4. Press the [Record Start/Stop] button to start the timer.
■ SELF TIMER starts counting down from 10 with a beep sound.
■ If you want to cancel the SELF TIMER function before recording, press the [SELF
TIMER] button.
3
œ
5. Press the [Record Start/Stop] button again when you wish to stop recording.
[ Notes ]
Do not obstruct the remote control sensor by putting obstacles between the remote
control and Camcorder.
■ The remote control maximum range is 4 ~5m (13 ~17 ft).
■ The effective remote control angle is up to 30 degrees left /right from the center line.
■ Using a tripod (not supplied) is recommended for delayed recording.
■
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œ
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Basic Recording
Zooming In and Out
✤ The Zoom function works in both <Camera> and <M.Cam> modes. ➥page 19
✤ Zooming is a recording technique that lets you change the size of the subject in a scene.
✤ You can zoom using variable zoom speeds.
✤ Use these features for different shots. Please note that over-use of the Zoom feature can
lead to unprofessional looking results and a reduction of battery usage time.
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1. Press the [W / T] button or move [Zoom] lever slightly for a gradual zoom, move it
further for a high-speed zoom.
■ Your zooming is monitored on the OSD.
W / T button
1
2. [T] (Telephoto) side: Subject appears closer.
3. [W] (Wide angle) side: Subject appears farther away.
■ You can record a subject that is about 10mm (about 0.5 inch) away from the lens
surface in the Wide position.
Zoom lever
TELE
WIDE
W
T
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Basic Recording
Using the Fade In and Out
✤ The Fade function works only in <Camera> mode. ➥page 19
3
✤ 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 [Power] switch to [CAMERA].
2. Set the [Mode] switch to [TAPE]. (SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
3. Before recording, press and hold the [FADE] button.
■ The picture and sound gradually disappear (fade out).
4. Press the [Record Start/Stop] button and at the same time
release the [FADE] button.
■ Recording starts and the picture and sound gradually appear
(fade in).
SP
0:00:05
60min
REC ●
SP
0:00:20
60min
REC ●
SP
0:00:25
60min
STBY
SP
0:00:30
60min
➔
4
√
➔
5
To Stop Recording
6
5. When you wish to stop recording, press and hold the [FADE]
button.
■ The picture and sound gradually disappear (fade out).
6. When the picture has disappeared, press the [Record Start/Stop]
button to stop recording.
Press and hold the [FADE] button
STBY
➔
√
a. Fade Out
➔
Gradual disappearance
a. Fade Out
(Approx. 4 seconds)
b. Fade In
(Approx. 4 seconds)
Gradual appearance
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b. Fade In
Release the [FADE] button
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Basic Recording
Using the COLOR NITE (COLOR NITE)
✤ COLOR NITE function works only in <Camera> mode. ➥page 19
✤ You can take a shot of an object in slow motion by controlling the shutter speed, or a
brighter image in dark places without a compromise in colors.
✤ Please disable 16:9 Wide mode to use the COLOR NITE function. ➥page 54
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1. Set the [Power] switch to [CAMERA].
2. Set the [Mode] switch to [TAPE]. (SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
<SC-D371 only>
3. Press the [C.NITE] button.
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4. Each time you press the [C.NITE] button, shutter speed is changed to;
√ <Color N. 1/30>, <Color N. 1/15> and <OFF>. (SC-D371 only)
√ <Color N. 1/30>, <Color N. 1/15>, <Color N. 1/15( )> and <OFF>.
(SC-D372/D375(H)/D975 only)
<SC-D372/D375(H)/D975 only>
STBY
SP
0:00:10
60min
œ
[ Notes ]
■ The COLOR NITE will not turn on or off while you are recording.
■ When using the COLOR NITE, the image takes on a slow motion like effect.
4
■ When using COLOR NITE, the focus adjusts slowly and white dots may appear on
the screen. This is not a defect.
■ COLOR NITE is not available while DIS, Photo image recording or EASY.Q is in use.
■ COLOR NITE function is not available with the following functions.
16:9 Wide, Program AE, Shutter, Exposure, Digital Zoom, Mosaic, Mirror, Emboss2 and
Pastel2
■ If DIS is set, COLOR NITE mode will be released.
Color N.1/30
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Basic Recording
Using the LIGHT (SC-D372/D375(H)/D975 only)
✤ The LIGHT function works only in <Camera> mode. ➥page 19
✤ The LIGHT enables you to record a subjects in dark places without sacrificing color.
✤ The LIGHT can be used with the COLOR NITE function only.
✤ Please disable 16:9 Wide mode to use this function. ➥page 54
1
1. Set the [Power] switch to [CAMERA].
2. Set the [Mode] switch to [TAPE].
3. Press the [LIGHT] button until <Color N. 1/15(
)> appears.
3
[ Notes ]
■ The LIGHT will not turn on or off while you are recording.
■ The range of the LIGHT is limited. (up to 6.6ft (2m))
■ 16:9 Wide mode is not available in the LIGHT mode.
STBY
SP
0:00:10
60min
œ
[ Warning ]
The LIGHT can become extremely hot.
■ Do not touch it while in operation or soon after turning it off, otherwise serious injury may
result.
■ Do not place the 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.
■
Color N.1/15
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Advanced Recording
Selecting the Record Mode & Audio Mode
Move
OK
√SP
√12Bit
√Off
√Off
Select
Camera Mode
Back
Rec Mode
Audio Mode
WindCut Plus
Real Stereo
Move
OK
OK
STBY
1 6 : 9 Wi d e
Exit
MENU
Exit
SP
LP
Select
Camera Mode
Back
Rec Mode
Audio Mode
WindCut Plus
Real Stereo
Move
MENU
12Bit
16Bit
Select
SP
MENU
Exit
0:00:10
60min
œ
Camera Mode
√Record
Rec Mode
Audio Mode
WindCut Plus
Real Stereo
œ
✤ The Record Mode function works in both <Camera> and <Player> (DV IN or AV IN
4
(SC-D975 only)) modes. ➥page 19
✤ This Camcorder records and plays back in SP (standard play) mode and in LP (long play)
mode.
- <SP> (standard play): This mode permits 60 minutes of recording time with a DVM60 tape.
- <LP> (long play): This mode permits 90 minutes of recording time with a DVM60 tape.
✤ The Audio Mode function works in both <Camera> and <Player> modes. ➥page 19
✤ 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
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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 [Power] switch to [CAMERA] or [PLAYER].
2. Set the [Mode] switch to [TAPE]. (SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
3. Press the [MENU] button.
… / †] button to select <Record>, then press the [OK] button.
4. Press the […
… / †] button to select <Rec Mode> or <Audio Mode>, then press the [OK] button.
5. Press the […
… / †] button to select the desired record mode or audio mode, then press the
6. Press the […
6
[OK] button.
■ Record 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 icon is displayed.
■ When <12Bit> is selected, no <12Bit> indication is displayed.
[ Notes ]
■ 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.
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■ 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.
[ Caution ]
■ To edit audio on your camcorder, you must set 12Bit for the Audio Mode and SP for the Rec
Mode.
16Bit
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Advanced Recording
Cutting Off Wind Noise (WindCut Plus)
✤ The WindCut Plus function works in both <Camera> and <Player> (Audio dubbing)
modes. ➥page 19
✤ Use the WindCut Plus when recording in windy places such as the beach or near
buildings.
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✤ 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.
Camera Mode
√Record
Rec Mode
Audio Mode
WindCut Plus
Real Stereo
√SP
√12Bit
√Off
√Off
1. Set the [Power] switch to [CAMERA] or [PLAYER].
3. Press the [MENU] button.
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… / †] button to select <Record>, then press the [OK] button.
4. Press the […
… / †] button to select <WindCut Plus>, then press the [OK] button.
5. Press the […
… / †] button to select <On> or
6. To activate the WindCut Plus function, press the […
<Auto> then press the [OK] button.
■ <On>: Removes the low pitched wind noise.
■ <Auto>: Minimizes the wind noise while preserving voices.
7. To exit, press the [MENU] button.
■ WindCut Plus ( <On>
or <Auto>
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[ Notes ]
Make sure WindCut Plus is set to off when you want the microphone to be as sensitive
as possible.
■ WindCut Plus function is not available in USB Streaming mode. (SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
■
Select
Camera Mode
Back
Rec Mode
Audio Mode
WindCut Plus
Real Stereo
Move
) icon is displayed.
OK
MENU
Exit
Off
On
Auto
Select
SP
MENU
Exit
0:00:10
60min
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Move
2. Set the [Mode] switch to [TAPE]. (SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
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Selecting the Real Stereo Function
✤ The Real Stereo function works only in <Camera> mode. ➥page 19
✤ Real Stereo enhances the left and right input signals when using the internal
microphone.
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1. Set the [Power] switch to [CAMERA].
2. Set the [Mode] switch to [TAPE]. (SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
3. Press the [MENU] button.
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… / †] button to select <Record>, then press the [OK] button.
4. Press the […
Camera Mode
√Record
Rec Mode
Audio Mode
WindCut Plus
Real Stereo
√SP
√12Bit
√Off
√Off
… / †] button to select <Real Stereo>, then press the [OK] button.
5. Press the […
Move
6
7. To exit, press the [MENU] button.
■ Real Stereo ( S ) icon is displayed.
OK
Select
Camera Mode
Back
Rec Mode
Audio Mode
WindCut Plus
Real Stereo
Move
7
OK
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Exit
MENU
Exit
Off
On
Select
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… / †] button to select <On>, then
6. To activate the Real Stereo function, press the […
press the [OK] button.
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S
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Setting the Shutter Speed & Exposure
✤ The Shutter Speed function works only in <Camera> mode. ➥page 19
✤ The Exposure function works in both <Camera> and <M.Cam> modes. ➥page 19
✤ The Shutter Speed and Exposure functions can be set in the QUICK MENU.
1. Set the [Power] switch to [CAMERA].
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2. Set the [Mode] switch to [TAPE]. (SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
3. Press the [Q.MENU] button.
■ Quick menu list will appear.
… / †] button to select <Shutter> or <Exposure>, then press the [OK] button.
4. Press the […
… / †] button to select <Manual>, then press the [OK] button.
5. Press the […
… / †] button to select the desired shutter speed or exposure value, then press
6. Press the […
the [OK] button.
■ Shutter speed can be set to <1/60>, <1/100>, <1/250>, <1/500>, <1/1000>, <1/2000>,
<1/4000> or <1/10000>.
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■ Exposure value can be set between <00> and <29>.
7. To exit, press the [Q.MENU] button.
■ Selected settings are displayed.
Recommended Shutter Speeds when Recording
✤ 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>
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Adjusting the Exposure When Recording
✤ If you set Exposure to Manual, the higher the exposure, the brighter the recorded picture will be.
[ Notes ]
■ 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.
■ The Program AE cannot be set when the Shutter Speed or the Exposure is set to manual.
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DIS
Program AE
White Balance
Shutter
Exposure
Focus
Q.MENU
Exit
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BLC
DIS
Program AE
White Balance
Shutter
Exposure
Focus
Q.MENU
S. 1/60
[20]
0:00:10
60min
SP
Off
0:00:10
60min
SP
…
Manual
†
Exit
†
…
†
…
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Auto Focus / Manual Focus
✤ The Auto Focus/Manual Focus function works in both <Camera> and <M.Cam>
modes. ➥page 19
✤ 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.
✤ The Auto Focus/Manual Focus function can be set in the QUICK MENU.
a
b
c
d
Auto Focus
✤ If you are inexperienced in the use of Camcorders, we recommend that you
make use of Auto Focus.
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Manual Focus
✤ In the following situations, you may obtain better results by adjusting the focus
manually.
a. A picture containing several objects, some close to the Camcorder, others further away.
b. A person enveloped in fog or surrounded by snow.
c. Very shiny or glossy surfaces like a car.
d. People or objects moving constantly or quickly like an athlete or a crowd.
1. Set the [Power] switch to [CAMERA].
2. Set the [Mode] switch to [TAPE] or [CARD]. (SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
3. Press the [Q.MENU] button.
■ Quick menu list will appear.
… / †] button to select <Focus>, then press the [OK] button.
4. Press the […
… / †] button to select <Manual>, then press the [OK] button.
5. Press the […
6. To exit, press the [Q.MENU] button.
■ The [MF] icon and the [MF/AF] status bar will be displayed on the LCD screen.
… / †] button to adjust the focus.
7. Press the […
[ Note ]
Manual Focus is not available in the EASY.Q mode.
STBY
BLC
DIS
Program AE
White Balance
Shutter
Exposure
Focus
Q.MENU
5
0:00:10
60min
SP
Off
Exit
STBY
BLC
DIS
Program AE
White Balance
Shutter
Exposure
Focus
0:00:10
60min
SP
…
Manual
†
Q.MENU
6
Exit
∞
…
om
†
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Programed Automatic Exposure Modes (Program AE)
✤ The Program AE function works only in <Camera> mode. ➥page 19
✤ The Program AE mode allows you to adjust shutter speeds and apertures to suit different recording conditions.
✤ They give you creative control over the depth of field.
■
<Auto ( A )> mode
- Auto balance between the subject and the background.
- To be used in normal conditions.
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■
<Sports ( )> mode
For recording people or objects moving quickly.
■
<Portrait ( )> mode
- For focusing on the background of the subject, when the background is out of focus.
- The Portrait mode is most effective when used outdoors.
■
<Spotlight ( )> mode
For recording correctly when there is only light on the subject and not the rest of the picture.
■
<Sand/Snow ( )> mode
For recording when people or objects are darker than the background because of reflected light from sand or
snow.
■
<High Speed ( )> (High Shutter Speed) mode
For recording fast-moving subjects such as players in golf or tennis games.
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Setting the Program AE
1. Set the [Power] switch to [CAMERA].
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2. Set the [Mode] switch to [TAPE]. (SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
3. Press the [MENU] button.
■ The menu list will appear.
Move
6
… / †] button to select the desired program AE option, then press the
6. Press the […
[OK] button.
7. To exit, press the [MENU] button.
■ The icon of the selected mode is displayed.
■ When the <Auto> mode is selected, no icon is displayed.
OK
Select
Camera Mode
Back
Program AE
White Balance
Visual Effect
16:9 Wide
Macro
DIS
MENU
Exit
Auto
Sports
Portrait
Spotlight
Sand/Snow
High Speed
A
▼
Move
7
OK
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[ Notes ]
You can directly access the Program AE function using the [Q.MENU] button.
➥page 20
■ 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.
√Auto
√Auto
√Off
√On
√Off
√Off
▼
… / †] button to select <Camera>, then press the [OK] button.
4. Press the […
… / †] button to select <Program AE>, then press the [OK] button.
5. Press the […
■ The available options are listed.
Camera Mode
√Camera
Program AE
White Balance
Visual Effect
16:9 Wide
Macro
DIS
Select
SP
MENU
Exit
0:00:10
60min
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■
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Setting the White Balance
✤ The White Balance function works in both <Camera> and <M.Cam> modes. ➥page 19
✤ 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.
■ <Auto ( A )> : This mode is generally used to control the White Balance automatically.
■ <Indoor (
)> : This controls the White Balance according to the indoor ambience.
- Under halogen or studio/video lighting
- Subject is of one dominant color
- Close up
■ <Outdoor (
)> : This controls the White Balance according to the outdoor ambience.
- In daylight, especially for close up and where the subject is of one dominant color.
■ <Custom WB ( c )> : You can adjust the white balance as you wish based on the shooting environment.
1. Set the [Power] switch to [CAMERA].
2. Set the [Mode] switch to [TAPE] or [CARD]. (SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
3. Press the [MENU] button.
■ The menu list will appear.
… / †] button to select <Camera>, then press the [OK] button.
4. Press the […
… / †] button to select <White Balance>, then press the [OK] button.
5. Press the […
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Camera Mode
√Camera
Program AE
White Balance
Visual Effect
16:9 Wide
Macro
DIS
√Auto
√Auto
√Off
√On
√Off
√Off
▼
Move
OK
Select
MENU
Exit
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… / †] button to select the desired mode <Auto>, <Indoor>,
6. Press the […
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<Outdoor> or <Custom WB>, then press the [OK] button.
■ If you select Custom WB:
(1) Select Custom WB and press the [OK] button. (“Set white balance” will
appear and blinks on the screen.)
(2) Place a white object under desired lighting then press the [OK] button.
(The OSD will disappear and the Custom WB icon ( c ) will be displayed.)
7. To exit, press the [MENU] button.
■ When the <Auto> mode is selected, no icon is displayed.
Camera Mode
Back
Program AE
White Balance
Visual Effect
16:9 Wide
Macro
DIS
Auto
Indoor
Outdoor
Custom WB
A
c
▼
Move
7
OK
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SP
MENU
Exit
0:00:10
60min
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[ Notes ]
You can directly access the White Balance function using the [Q.MENU] button.
➥page 20
■ The White Balance function will not operate in EASY.Q mode.
■ Turn the Digital Zoom off (if necessary) to set a more accurate white balance.
■ Reset the white balance if lighting conditions change.
■ During normal outdoor recording, setting to Auto may provide better results.
■ Buttons other than EASY.Q button, [MENU] button, […
… / †] button, [Zoom] lever and
[OK] button will not work during setting the Custom WB.
■ Pressing the [MENU] button while setting the Custom WB will cancel the Custom
WB setting and sets the White Balance to Auto.
■
<When the Outdoor option was selected>
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Applying Visual Effects
✤ The Visual Effect function works only in <Camera> mode. ➥page 19
✤ The Visual Effects enable you to give a creative look to your recording.
✤ Select the appropriate Visual Effect for the type of picture that you wish to record and the effect you wish to create.
There are 10 Visual Effect modes.
1. <Art> mode
This mode gives the images a coarse effect.
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3
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2. <Mosaic> mode
This mode gives the images a mosaic effect.
3. <Sepia> mode
This mode gives the images a reddish-brown pigment.
4. <Negative> mode
This mode reverses the colors, creating a negative image.
5. <Mirror> mode
This mode cuts the picture in half, using a mirror effect.
6. <BLK&WHT> mode
This mode changes the images to black and white.
7. <Emboss1> mode
This mode creates a 3D effect (embossing).
8. <Emboss2> mode
This mode creates a 3D effect (embossing) on surrounding area of an image.
9. <Pastel1> mode
This mode applies a pale pastel drawing effect to an image.
10.<Pastel2> mode
This mode applies a pale pastel drawing effect to surrounding area of an image.
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Selecting the Visual Effects
1. Set the [Power] switch to [CAMERA].
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Camera Mode
√Camera
Program AE
White Balance
Visual Effect
16:9 Wide
Macro
DIS
2. Set the [Mode] switch to [TAPE]. (SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
3. Press the [MENU] button.
■ The menu list will appear.
√Auto
√Auto
√Off
√On
√Off
√Off
▼
Move
… / †] button to select <Camera>, then press the [OK] button.
4. Press the […
… / †] button to select <Visual Effect>, then press the [OK] button.
5. Press the […
6
OK
Select
Camera Mode
Back
Program AE
White Balance
Visual Effect
16:9 Wide
Macro
DIS
… / †] button to select the desired Visual Effect option, then press the
6. Press the […
[OK] button.
■ The display mode is set to the selected mode.
MENU
Exit
Off
Art
Mosaic
Sepia
Negative
Mirror
▼
Move
7. To exit, press the [MENU] button.
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[ Notes ]
■ The Mosaic, Mirror, Emboss2 and Pastel2 modes are not available while DIS or
COLOR NITE is in use.
■ Visual Effect modes are not available while EASY.Q is in use.
■ Once DIS or COLOR NITE is set, Mosaic, Mirror, Emboss2 or Pastel2 mode will be
released.
■ Mirror mode is not available in the 16:9 Wide mode. (SC-D372/D375(H)/D975 only)
■ Digital Zoom is not available in the Mosaic, Mirror, Emboss2 or Pastel2 mode.
■ Once Visual Effect is set, 16:9 Wide mode will be released. (SC-D371 only)
OK
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Setting the 16:9 Wide mode
✤ The 16:9 Wide function works only in <Camera> mode. ➥page 19
✤ Recordings in 16:9 Wide will play back naturally only when the TV supports 16:9
aspect ratio.
1. Set the [Power] switch to [CAMERA].
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2. Set the [Mode] switch to [TAPE]. (SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
3. Press the [MENU] button.
■ The menu list will appear.
… / †] button to select <Camera>, then press the [OK] button.
4. Press the […
Camera Mode
√Camera
Program AE
White Balance
Visual Effect
16:9 Wide
Macro
DIS
▼
Move
6
… / †] button to select <On>, then
6. To activate the 16:9 Wide function, press the […
press the [OK] button.
■ If you do not want to use the 16:9 Wide function, set the <16:9 Wide> menu to
<Off>.
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Select
MENU
Exit
MENU
Exit
Off
On
▼
Move
7
OK
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[ Notes ]
Digital Zoom and COLOR NITE is not available in the 16:9 Wide mode.
■ Still image recording is not available in the 16:9 Wide mode. ➥page 59
■ Once Visual Effect or DIS is set, 16:9 Wide mode will be released. (SC-D371 only)
■
OK
Camera Mode
Back
Program AE
White Balance
Visual Effect
16:9 Wide
Macro
DIS
… / †] button to select <16:9 Wide>, then press the [OK] button.
5. Press the […
7. To exit, press the [MENU] button.
■ The selected icon is displayed.
√Auto
√Auto
√Off
√On
√Off
√Off
Select
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Using the Tele Macro (Macro)
✤ Tele Macro function works in both <Camera> and <M.Cam> mode. ➥page 19
✤ Effective focal distance in Tele Macro mode is 50 Cm (19.7 inches) ~ 100 Cm (39.4 inches).
1. Set the [Power] switch to [CAMERA].
2. Set the [Mode] switch to [TAPE] or [CARD]. (SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
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3. Press the [MENU] button.
■ The menu list will appear.
… / †] button to select <Camera>, then press the [OK] button.
4. Press the […
Camera Mode
√Camera
Program AE
White Balance
Visual Effect
16:9 Wide
Macro
DIS
▼
Move
… / †] button to select <Macro>, then press the [OK] button.
5. Press the […
√Auto
√Auto
√Off
√On
√Off
√Off
6
… / †] button to select <On>, then press the
6. To activate the Macro function, press the […
[OK] button.
■ If you do not want to use the Macro function, set the <Macro> menu to <Off>.
7. To exit, press the [MENU] button.
■ Tele Macro (
) icon is displayed.
OK
Select
Camera Mode
Back
Program AE
White Balance
Visual Effect
16:9 Wide
Macro
DIS
MENU
Exit
MENU
Exit
Off
On
▼
Move
7
[ Notes ]
■ 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 […
… / †] button or [Zoom] lever.
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Setting the Digital Image Stabilizer (DIS)
✤ The DIS function works only in <Camera> mode. ➥page 19
✤ DIS (Digital Image Stabilizer) is a function that compensates for any shaking or hand
movement while holding the Camcorder (within reasonable limits).
✤ It provides more stable pictures when:
- Recording with the zoom (Digital Zoom is not available in the DIS mode.)
- Recording a small object close-up
- Recording and walking at the same time
- Recording through the window of a vehicle
1. Set the [Power] switch to [CAMERA].
2. Set the [Mode] switch to [TAPE]. (SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
3. Press the [MENU] button.
■ The menu list will appear.
… / †] button to select <Camera>, then press the [OK] button.
4. Press the […
… / †] button to select <DIS>, then press the [OK] button.
5. Press the […
… / †] button to select <On>, then press the
6. To activate the DIS function, press the […
[OK] button.
■ If you do not want to use the DIS function, set the <DIS> menu to <Off>.
7. To exit, press the [MENU] button.
■ DIS (
) icon is displayed.
[ Notes ]
■ You can directly access the DIS function using the [Q.MENU] button. ➥page 20
■ Digital Zoom, COLOR NITE, Mosaic, Mirror, Emboss2 or Pastel2 is not available in the
DIS mode.
■ DIS function in 16:9 Wide mode may produce lower quality than in normal mode.
(SC-D372/D375(H)/D975 only)
■ When you press the [PHOTO] button while the DIS function is enabled, the DIS will be
released shortly and resume automatically after the still image recording.
■ It is recommended that you deactivate the DIS function when using a tripod.
■ If you use the DIS function, the picture quality may deteriorate.
■ EASY.Q mode automatically sets the <DIS> to <On>.
■ 16:9 Wide mode is not available in DIS mode. (SC-D371 only)
■ Once DIS is set, 16:9 Wide mode will be released. (SC-D371 only)
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Camera Mode
√Camera
Program AE
White Balance
Visual Effect
16:9 Wide
Macro
DIS
√Auto
√Auto
√Off
√On
√Off
√Off
▼
Move
6
OK
Select
Camera Mode
Back
Program AE
White Balance
Visual Effect
16:9 Wide
Macro
DIS
MENU
Exit
MENU
Exit
Off
On
▼
Move
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Using Back Light Compensation Mode (BLC)
✤ BLC works in both <Camera> and <M.Cam> modes. ➥page 19
✤ 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>
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1. Set the [Power] switch to [CAMERA].
2. Set the [Mode] switch to [TAPE] or [CARD]. (SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
<BLC On>
Camera Mode
√Camera
Program AE
White Balance
Visual Effect
16:9 Wide
Macro
DIS
√Auto
√Auto
√Off
√On
√Off
√Off
▼
3. Press the [MENU] button.
■ The menu list will appear.
Move
6
… / †] button to select <Camera>, then press the [OK] button.
4. Press the […
… / †] button to select <BLC>, then press the [OK] button.
5. Press the […
OK
Select
Camera Mode
Back
BLC
Digital Zoom
MENU
Exit
MENU
Exit
Off
On
… / †] button to select <On>, then press the [OK] button.
6. Press the […
[ Notes ]
You can directly access the BLC function using the [Q.MENU] button. ➥page 20
■ The BLC function will not operate in EASY.Q mode.
■
Move
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7. To exit, press the [MENU] button.
■ BLC icon (
) will be displayed.
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Zooming In and Out with Digital Zoom (Digital Zoom)
✤ Maximum Digital Zoom works only in <Camera> mode. ➥page 19
✤ Zooming more than 34x(SC-D371/D372/D375(H) only), 26x(SC-D975 only) is achieved digitally, up to 1200x when
combined with optical zoom.
✤ The picture quality may deteriorate depending on how much you digitally zoom in on the subject.
✤ Please disable 16:9 Wide mode to use this function. ➥page 54
Selecting the Digital Zoom
1. Set the [Power] switch to [CAMERA].
2. Set the [Mode] switch to [TAPE]. (SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
3. Press the [MENU] button.
■ The menu list will appear.
… / †] button to select <Camera>, then press the [OK] button.
4. Press the […
… / †] button to select <Digital Zoom>, then press the [OK] button.
5. Press the […
… / †] button to select the desired zoom value <Off>, <100x>, <200x>,
6. Press the […
<400x> or <1200x>, then press the [OK] button.
7. To exit, press the [MENU] button.
■ Press the […
… / †] button or move the [Zoom] lever to use the Digital Zoom.
■ The Digital Zoom indicator appears.
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Camera Mode
√Camera
Program AE
White Balance
Visual Effect
16:9 Wide
Macro
DIS
√Auto
√Auto
√Off
√Off
√Off
√Off
▼
Move
6
[ Notes ]
Maximum Digital zooming may result in lower picture quality.
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■ Digital Zoom is not available while DIS, EASY.Q, still image recording, COLOR NITE,
16:9 Wide, Mosaic, Mirror, Emboss2 and Pastel2 is in use.
■ Once still image recording, COLOR NITE, 16:9 Wide, EASY.Q, Mosaic, Mirror, Emboss2
or Pastel2 is set, Digital Zoom mode will be released.
(The Digital Zoom mode will be backed up.)
■ Once DIS is set, Digital Zoom mode will be released.
OK
Select
Camera Mode
Back
BLC
Digital Zoom
Move
MENU
Exit
Off
100x
200x
400x
1200x
OK
Select
STBY
SP
MENU
Exit
■
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Advanced Recording
Still Image Recording
✤ Still image recording works only in <Camera> mode. ➥page 19
✤ A tape must be inserted as still images are recorded on a tape.
✤ Please disable 16:9 Wide mode to use this function. ➥page 54
1. Set the [Power] switch to [CAMERA].
2. Set the [Mode] switch to [TAPE]. (SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
3. Press the [PHOTO] button.
■ The still image is recorded for about 6~7 seconds.
4. After the still image has been recorded, the Camcorder returns to its previous mode.
Searching for a still image
✤ The Photo Search works only in <Player> mode. ➥page 19
1. Set the [Power] switch to [PLAYER].
2. Set the [Mode] switch to [TAPE]. (SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
3. Press the [MENU] button.
■ The menu list will appear.
… / †] button to select <Tape>, then press the [OK] button.
4. Press the […
… / †] button to select <Photo Search>, then press the [OK] button.
5. Press the […
■ œœ/√√ will flicker on the LCD screen.
œœ/√
√√ (REW/FF)] buttons to search the still image.
6. Press the [œ
■ The photo search process appears while you are searching.
■ After completing the search, the Camcorder displays the still image.
■ When there are no still images recorded on the tape, it will be fully rewound or
forwarded.
7. To exit, press the [■ (STOP)] or [MENU] button.
[ Notes ]
■ Still image recording is not available while recording.
■ You can use still image recording by using the [PHOTO] button on the remote control.
Pressing the [PHOTO] button on the remote control records the still image with
automatic focusing. (SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
■ Still image recording is not available while COLOR NITE or 16:9 Wide is in use.
■ DIS, Digital Zoom and COLOR NITE are not available when still image recording.
■ Still image recording while EASY.Q, DIS or Digital Zoom mode is in use will release the
current mode. (After a still image is taken, the mode will return automatically.)
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Player Mode
√Tape
Photo Search
Photo Copy
Audio Select
Audio Effect
Move
OK
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√Sound[1]
√Off
Select
SP
Photo Search
œœ /√
√√
Search
MENU
SP
MENU
Exit
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25min
Exit
0:44:38:03
Photo Search
25min
Photo searching...
œœ /√
√√
Search
MENU
Exit
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Playback
Playing Back a Tape on the LCD Screen
✤ The Playback function and speaker works only in <Player> mode. ➥page 19
✤ You can monitor the playback picture on the LCD Screen.
1. Set the [Power] switch to [PLAYER].
2. Set the [Mode] switch to [TAPE]. (SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
3. Insert the tape you wish to view. ➥page 32
4. Open the LCD Screen.
■ Adjust the angle of the LCD Screen and set the brightness or color if necessary.
œœ (REW)] button to rewind the tape to the starting point.
5. Press the [œ
■ To stop rewinding, press the [■ (STOP)] button.
■ The Camcorder stops automatically after rewinding is completed.
√❙❙ (PLAY/STILL)] button to start playback.
6. Press the [√
■ You can view the picture you recorded on the LCD Screen.
■ To stop the play operation, press the [■ (STOP)] button.
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 29
Adjusting the Volume
✤ When you use the LCD Screen for playback, you can hear recorded sound from the builtin Speaker.
- Take the following steps to lower the volume or mute the sound while playing a tape on
the Camcorder.
… / †] button to adjust the
✤ When sound is heard once the tape is in play, use 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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Playback
Various Functions while in Player Mode
✤ This function works only in <Player> mode. ➥page 19
✤ The [PLAY], [STILL], [STOP], [FF] and [REW] buttons are located on the Camcorder and the remote control.
(SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
✤ The [F.ADV] (Frame advance), [X2] and [SLOW] buttons are located on the remote control only.
(SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
✤ To prevent tape and head-drum wear, your Camcorder will automatically stop if it is left in still or slow modes for more
than 3 minutes.
Playback Pause
■ Press the [√
√❙❙ (PLAY/STILL)] button during playback.
■ To resume playback, press the [√
√❙❙ (PLAY/STILL)] button.
Picture Search (Forward/Reverse)
■ Press the [œ
œœ (REW)] /[√
√√(FF)] buttons during playback or still mode.
√❙❙ (PLAY/STILL)] button.
To resume normal playback, press the [√
■ Keep pressing [œ
œœ (REW)] / [√
√√(FF)] buttons during playback or still mode.
To resume normal playback, release the button.
Slow Playback (Forward/Reverse) (SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
■ Forward Slow Playback
- Press the [SLOW] button on the remote control during playback.
√❙❙ (PLAY/STILL)] button.
- To resume normal playback, press the [√
■ Reverse Slow Playback
œ ❙❙ (-)] button during forward slow play back.
- Press the [œ
√ (+)] button.
- To resume forward slow playback, press the [❙❙√
√❙❙ (PLAY/STILL)] button.
- To resume normal playback, press the [√
œ
œ
œ
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Playback
Frame Advance (To play back frame by frame) (SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
■ Press the [F.ADV] button on the remote control while in still mode.
- Video sequence advances frame by frame each time you press the [F.ADV] button.
- The F.ADV function works in still mode only.
■ To resume normal playback, press the [√
√ (PLAY)] button.
- Forward frame advance.
Press the [F.ADV] button on the remote control in still mode.
- Reverse frame advance
œ ❙❙ (-)] button on the remote control to change the direction in F.ADV mode.
Press the [œ
Press the [F.ADV] button on the remote control.
œ
X2 Playback (Forward/Reverse) (SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
■ Forward X2 Playback
- Press the [X2] button on the remote control during playback.
√ (PLAY)] button.
- To resume normal playback, press the [√
■ Reverse X2 Playback
œ ❙❙ (-)] button during forward X2 playback.
- Press the [œ
√ (PLAY)] button.
- To resume normal playback, press the [√
œ
<SC-D375(H)/D975 only>
Reverse Playback (SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
■ To playback in reverse at normal speed, press the [œ
œ ❙❙ (-)] button on the remote control during normal forward
playback.
■ Press the [√
√ (PLAY)] or [❙❙√
√ (+)] button to return to normal forward playback.
[ Notes ]
■ 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.
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Playback
Audio Dubbing (SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
✤ This feature enables you to dub your voice through the unit's microphone 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 19
✤ 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.
✤ On model SC-D975, you can also dub from external audio equipment via the AV jack.
1. Set the [Power] switch to [PLAYER].
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2. Set the [Mode] switch to [TAPE].
√❙❙ (PLAY/STILL)] button and find the time frame of the scene to be dubbed.
3. Press the [√
√❙❙ (PLAY/STILL)] button to pause the scene.
4. Press the [√
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√❙❙ (PLAY/STILL)] button to start dubbing.
6. Press the [√
■ Press the [■ (STOP)] button to stop the dubbing.
√
5. Press the [A.DUB] button on the remote control.
■ Audio Dubbing icon (
) is displayed.
■ The Camcorder is ready for dubbing.
[ Notes ]
You can not use the Audio Dubbing function while playing a write protected video tape.
■ Connect the audio/video cable from the camcorder to external audio equipment for dubbing.
To dub from an external sound source, set <AV In/Out> function to <In>. (SC-D975 only) ➥ page 69
■
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Playback
Dubbed Audio Playback
✤ The dubbed Audio Playback function works only in <Player> mode. ➥page 19
1. Set the [Power] switch to [PLAYER].
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3. Insert the dubbed tape and press the [MENU] button.
Player Mode
√Tape
Photo Search
Photo Copy
Audio Select
Audio Effect
… / †] button to select <Tape>, then press the [OK] button.
4. Press the […
Move
2. Set the [Mode] switch to [TAPE]. (SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
… / †] button to select <Audio Select>, then press the [OK] button.
5. Press the […
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… / †] button to select the audio playback channel, then press the [OK]
6. Press the […
button.
■ <Sound[1]>: Plays the original sound.
■ <Sound[2]>: Plays the dubbed sound.
■ <MIX[1+2]>: Plays back Sound 1 and 2 equally mixed.
7. To exit, press the [MENU] button.
√❙❙ (PLAY/STILL)] button to play back the dubbed tape.
8. Press the [√
[ Note ]
When you play back added sound (Sound[2] or MIX[1+2]), you may experience a loss of
sound quality.
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OK
√Sound[1]
√Off
Select
Player Mode
Back
Photo Search
Photo Copy
Audio Select
Audio Effect
Move
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Sound[2]
MENU
Exit
Sound[1]
Sound[2]
MIX[1+2]
OK
Select
√
SP
MENU
Exit
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Playback
Tape Playback on TV Screen
✤ The Playback function works only in <Player> mode. ➥page 19
Playing back on a TV Monitor
✤ To play back a tape, the television must be NTSC compatible. ➥page 101
✤ We recommend that you use the AC Power adapter as the power source
for the Camcorder.
Audio/Video
Cable
TV
Signal flow
Audio/Video
Cable
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œ
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
2. Set the [Power] switch to [PLAYER].
3. Set the [Mode] switch to [TAPE]. (SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
4. Turn on the TV and set the TV/VIDEO selector on the TV to Video.
■ Refer to the TV user’s manual.
5. Play the tape. ➥page 60
[ Notes ]
If you connect the cable to the AV jack, you will not hear sound from the Camcorder's speaker.
■ 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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Playback
Connecting to a TV that has no Audio/Video Input Jacks
✤ You can connect your Camcorder to a TV through a VCR.
Camcorder
Audio/Video
Cable
TV
Signal flow
Audio/Video
Cable
Antenna
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Playback
1. Connect a power source and set the [Power] switch to [PLAYER].
2. Set the [Mode] switch to [TAPE]. (SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
3. Insert the tape you wish to play back.
œœ (REW)]/[√
√√(FF)] buttons, find the first position you wish to play back.
4. Using the [œ
√❙❙ (PLAY/STILL)] button.
5. Press the [√
■ 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.
[ Notes ]
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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œ
œ
1. Connect the Camcorder to your VCR with the Audio/Video Cable.
■ The yellow jack: Video
■ The white jack: Audio(L) - Mono
■ The red jack: Audio(R)
2. Connect a TV to the VCR.
3. Set the [Power] switch to [PLAYER].
4. Set the [Mode] switch to [TAPE]. (SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
5. Turn on both the TV and VCR.
■ Set the input selector on the VCR to Line.
■ Select the channel reserved for your VCR on the TV set.
6. Play the tape.
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VOICE + Function
Camcorder
Audio/Video
Cable
Signal flow
Audio/Video Cable
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Voice+
√
✤ The Voice+ function works only in <Player> mode. ➥ page 19
TV
✤ This function enables you to narrate over a pre-recorded tape via the
camcorder's microphone.
1. Connect the provided Audio/Video Cable to the AV Jack of the Camcorder.
2. Connect the other end of the cable to the AV device (VCR/DVD Recorder/
VCR
TV) by matching the colors of the terminals.
3. Set the [Power] switch to [PLAYER].
4. Set the [Mode] switch to [TAPE]. (SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
5. Insert the tape you wish to play back in this camcorder.
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6. Press the [Record Start/Stop] button on a point where you want during the
playback.
■ Voice+ icon (
) is displayed on the screen and <VOICE+> will flicker on
the screen for a while.
■ Sound will be transferred from the Camcorder's internal microphone to the
connected AV device.
If you use the Voice+ function while copying to an external AV device, the voice sound
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via the camcorder's microphone will be transferred and dubbed, instead of the prerecorded sound on the tape.
7. To cancel the function, press the [Record Start/Stop] button again.
[ Notes ]
■ VOICE+ is available only when the Audio/Video cable is connected. If a different cable (DV
or USB cable (SC-D375(H)/D975 only)) is connected, VOICE+ function may not operate
properly.
■ If you press the [■ (STOP)], [√
√❙❙ (PLAY/STILL)], [œ
œœ (REW)] or [√
√√ (FF)] button when you
operate Voice+ function, Voice+ function will be deactivated.
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■ 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. Make sure the microphone is not covered or
blocked in any way.
■ Adjust the sound volume on the connected external device. (TV, audio system etc.)
■ Feedback may occur if the camcorder is placed near the speaker of an external device.
Turn down the volume of the external device and keep the camcorder a reasonable
distance away.
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Playback
Audio Effect
✤ Audio Effect function works only in <Player> mode. ➥page 19
✤ Audio Effect provides various playback effects to audio signals stored on a tape.
1. Set the [Power] switch to [PLAYER].
2. Set the [Mode] switch to [TAPE]. (SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
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3. Insert the recorded tape and press the [MENU] button.
… / †] button to select <Tape>, then press the [OK] button.
4. Press the […
… / †] button to select <Audio Effect>, then press the [OK] button.
5. Press the […
… / †] button to select the audio effect channel, then press the [OK] button.
6. Press the […
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■ <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
OK
√Sound[1]
√Off
Select
Player Mode
Back
Photo Search
Photo Copy
Audio Select
Audio Effect
Move
OK
Select
MENU
Off
Voice
Music
Wide
Echo
MENU
Exit
V
V
M
M
W
W
E
E
Exit
[ Notes ]
We recommended connecting to stereo devices (TV, speakers) for better audio effects.
■ Audio Effect function is not available with USB streaming mode (streaming audio/video contents from your camcorder
to a computer via USB) (SC-D375(H)/D975 only) or DV connection.
■
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Playback
Setting the AV In/Out (SC-D975 only)
✤ AV In/Out function works only in <Player> mode. ➥page 19
✤ AV In/Out setting enables you to record signals from external sources and display it on
the camcorder's LCD Screen. Also, you can send your video or image to from the
camcorder to external devices.
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1. Set the [Power] switch to [PLAYER].
2. Set the [Mode] switch to [TAPE].
3. Press the [MENU] button.
■ The menu list will appear.
… / †] button to select <Record>, then press the [OK] button.
4. Press the […
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… / †] button to select <AV In/Out>, then press the [OK] button.
5. Press the […
… / †] button to select <Out> or <In>, then press the [OK] button.
6. Press the […
■ <Out>: Select this when copying or playing back the contents of this camcorder onto
the external device.
■ <In>: Select this when recording the contents of an external device to the
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camcorder.
7. To exit, press the [MENU] button.
[ Notes ]
When recording images from a VCR, playback must be at normal speed, or a gray
image will appear on the Camcorder.
■ If <AV In/Out> is set to <In>, the WindCut Plus function is not available.
■
Player Mode
√Record
Rec Mode
Audio Mode
WindCut Plus
AV In/Out
Move
OK
√SP
√12Bit
√Off
√Out
Select
Player Mode
Back
Rec Mode
Audio Mode
WindCut Plus
AV In/Out
Move
OK
Select
MENU
Exit
Out
In
MENU
Exit
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Connection
Copying a Camcorder Tape onto a Video Tape
✤ The copying function works only in <Player> Mode. ➥ page 19
✤ Connect your Camcorder to a VCR using the AV jack to copy the
recording from a camcorder tape onto a VCR tape.
✤ Set the <AV In/Out> to <Out> before copying to an external device.
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VCR
Camcorder
Audio/Video
Cable
1. Set the [Power] switch to [PLAYER].
Signal flow
2. Set the [Mode] switch to [TAPE]. (SC-D375(H)/975 only)
Audio/Video Cable
3. Insert the tape you want to copy in your Camcorder.
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4. Insert a new video tape in your VCR.
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œ
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
■ The white jack: Audio(L)-mono
■ The red jack: Audio(R)
6. Press the Record button on your VCR to start recording.
7. Play the tape on your Camcorder. Please refer to page 60 to see how to play a tape.
■ Set the <TV Display> to <Off> in the MENU. ➥ page 31
When Copying is Complete
Stop recording on your VCR, then press the [■ (STOP)] button on your Camcorder.
[ Notes ]
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 using this camcorder.
■
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Connection
Recording (Copying) a TV Program or Video Tape onto a Camcorder Tape (SC-D975 only)
✤ The Recording (Copying) function works only in <Player> Mode.
➥ page 19
✤ Connect your Camcorder to a VCR or a TV using the AV jack to record a TV
program or copy a video tape onto a Camcorder tape.
✤ Set the <AV In/Out> to <In> before Recording (Copying). ➥ page 69
Recording (Copying) onto a Camcorder Tape
1. Get your TV or VCR ready.
2. Connect the Camcorder to your VCR or TV with the Audio/Video cable.
■ Connect the Audio/Video cable to the output jack on your VCR or TV
■ The yellow jack: Video
■ The white jack: Audio (L)- Mono
■ The red jack: Audio (R)
3. Insert an empty tape in your Camcorder.
Camcorder
or
Audio/Video
Cable
Signal flow
TV
Audio/Video Cable
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œ
œ
To record from a VCR
4. Insert the video tape to be played in your VCR.
■ Pause at the starting point of playing.
5. Start copying by pressing the [Record Start/Stop] button on your Camcorder.
6. Press the PLAY button on your VCR to play the tape.
VCR
To record from a TV
4. Select a TV channel to be recorded.
5. Start recording by pressing the [Record Start/Stop] button on your Camcorder.
When Recording (Copying) is Complete:
Press the [■ (Stop)] button on your Camcorder to stop recording (copying).
[ Notes ]
■ If you operate the Camcorder connected to another device, always connect the Camcorder to an AC outlet using the AC
power adapter.
■ Copy-protected video tapes such as Macrovision or unstable TV signals cannot be recorded on this camcorder.
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Digital Still Camera Mode (SC-D375(H)/D975 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, set the [Power] switch to [OFF].
Protection
Tab
Label
MMC/SD
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
Protection Tab
Adapter
Adapter
RS MMC/Mini SD
✤ RS MMC or Mini SD should be
inserted by using an Adapter
(not supplied).
Inserting a Memory Card
1. Open the Memory Card Cover.
2. Insert the Memory Card.
3. Insert the Memory Card into the Slot until it softly clicks.
4. Close the Memory Card Cover.
Ejecting a Memory Card
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.
Terminals
Label pasting
portion
* 1GB=1,000,000,000bytes; actual formatted capactiy may be less as the internal firmware uses a portion of the memory.
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[ Notes ]
■ 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.
■ Please 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 an Adaptor (not supplied).
■ In M.Cam or M.Player mode, the 16:9 wide mode is not supported.
The wide mode only displays in the aspect ratio of 4:3.
■ The Camcorder supports up to 2GB SD/MMC and lower. SD/MMC above 2GB may not record or play properly.
Structure of Folders and Files on the Memory Card
✤ The photo images that you recorded are saved in JPEG file
format on the Memory Card.
✤ The moving images that you recorded are saved in MPEG4 file
format on the Memory Card.
✤ Each file has a file number and all files are assigned to a folder.
- A file number from DCAM0001 is sequentially assigned to each
recorded image.
- Each folder is numbered from 100SSDVC and recorded on the
Memory Card.
DCIM
MSAMSUNG
100 SSDVC
DCAM 0001
DCAM 0002
..
..
SSMOV
100SSMOV
101SSDVC
<Photo Image>
Image Format
Photo Image
■ Images are compressed in JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) format.
■ The picture size is 800x600 or 1152x864 (SC-D975 only). ➥page 75
(Tape Capture 640x480).
Moving Image
■ Images are compressed in MPEG 4 (Moving Picture Experts Group) format.
■ The picture size is 720X480.
<Moving Image>
000-0000
File number
Folder number
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Selecting the Photo Quality
✤ Photo Quality function works in both <Player> and <M.Cam> modes. ➥page 19
✤ You can select the quality of a photo image to be recorded.
Select the Image Quality
1. Set the [Power] switch to [CAMERA] or [PLAYER].
2. If the [Power] switch is set to [CAMERA], set the [Mode] switch to [CARD].
If the [Power] switch is set to [PLAYER], set the [Mode] switch to [TAPE].
3. Press the [MENU] button.
■ The menu list will appear.
… / †] button to select <Memory>, then press the [OK] button.
4. Press the […
… / †] button to select <Photo Quality>, then press the [OK] button.
5. Press the […
… / †] button to select the desired image quality <Super Fine>, <Fine>,
6. Press the […
<Normal>, then press the [OK] button.
7. To exit, press the [MENU] button.
■ The selected icon is displayed.
Number of Images on the Memory Card
Photo Size
800x600
<Super Fine>
*1152x864
800x600
<Fine>
*1152x864
800x600
<Normal>
*1152x864
QUALITY
■
■
128MB
Approx. 600
Approx. 300
Approx. 790
Approx. 400
Approx. 1270
Approx. 640
256MB
Approx. 1200
Approx. 600
Approx. 1570
Approx. 800
Approx. 2530
Approx. 1270
512MB
Approx. 2400
Approx. 1200
Approx. 3150
Approx. 1580
Approx. 5070
Approx. 2530
1GB
Approx. 4830
Approx. 2420
Approx. 6400
Approx. 3200
Approx. 11000
Approx. 5060
2GB
Approx. 9740
Approx. 4850
Approx. 12800
Approx. 6400
Approx. 20000
Approx. 10000
2
4
M.Cam Mode
√Memory
Photo Quality
File No.
Move
5
OK
√Super Fine
√Series
Select
M.Cam Mode
Back
Photo Quality
File No.
MENU
Exit
Super Fine
Fine
Normal
The Measured figures above are based on 800x600 Photo Size.
* 1152X864 : SC-D975 only
Move
OK
[ Notes ]
■ You can directly access the Photo Quality function using the [Q.MENU] button. ➥page 20
■ The number of images that can be stored on a Memory Card depends on various recording conditions.
■ Up to 20,000 images (JPEG) can be stored in a Memory Card.
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Selecting the recording Photo Size (SC-D975 only)
✤ Photo Size function works only in <M.Cam> mode. ➥page 19
✤ You can set the photo image size to meet your needs.
2
1. Set the [Power] switch to the [CAMERA].
2. Set the [Mode] switch to [CARD].
3. Press the [MENU] button.
■ The menu list will appear
4
… / †] button to select <Memory>, then press the [OK] button.
4. Press the […
M.Cam Mode
√Memory
Photo Quality
Photo Size
File No.
√Super Fine
√1152 x 864
√Series
… / †] button to select <Photo Size>, then press the [OK] button.
5. Press the […
… / †] button to select <1152 x 864> or <800 x 600>, then press the
6. Press the […
[OK] button.
7. To exit, press the [MENU] button.
■ The selected icon is displayed.
[ Notes ]
Photo images that are recorded at 1152X864 on your camcorder, may not playback
properly on other digital devices that do not support this photo size.
■ High resolution images use more memory than lower resolution images. Therefore
the higher the resolution selected the fewer will be the number of images available.
■
Move
5
OK
Select
M.Cam Mode
Back
Photo Quality
Photo Size
File No.
Move
OK
Select
MENU
Exit
1152 x 864
800 x 600
MENU
1152
800
Exit
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Setting the File Number
✤ File Number setting works only in <M.Cam> mode. ➥page 19
✤ 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 [Power] switch to the [CAMERA].
2. Set the [Mode] switch to [CARD].
4
3. Press the [MENU] button.
■ The menu list will appear
… / †] button to select <Memory>, then press the [OK] button.
4. Press the […
… / †] button to select <File No.>, then press the [OK] button.
5. Press the […
… / †] button to select the desired option <Series> or <Reset>, then press
6. Press the […
the [OK] button.
M.Cam Mode
√Memory
Photo Quality
File No.
Move
6
OK
√Super Fine
√Series
Select
M.Cam Mode
Back
Photo Quality
File No.
MENU
Exit
Series
Reset
7. To exit, press the [MENU] button.
Move
OK
Select
MENU
Exit
[ Note ]
When you set <File No.> to <Series>, each file is assigned with a different number so as to avoid duplicating file names.
It is convenient when you want to manage your files on a PC.
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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 19
✤ You can take photo images using the remote control.
✤ Audio will not be recorded with a photo image onto the Memory Card.
1
1. Set the [Power] switch to [CAMERA].
2. Set the [Mode] switch to [CARD].
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.
■ The <
√√√ > indicator appears during the time it takes to save the image.
[ Notes ]
■ Photo images are saved more widely than have been taken in LCD screen.
■ Photo images are saved in the Memory Card in an 800x600 or 1152x864 (SC-D975 only)
format.
■ The number of photo images that can be stored depends on the quality of the image.
■ Photo images (JPEG) can be stored in the memory card up to 20,000 files.
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Viewing Photo Images (JPEG)
✤ This function works only in <M.Player> mode. ➥page 19
You can play back and view photo images recorded on a Memory Card.
✤ Be sure that the <M.Play Select> is set to <Photo> in the Menu. ➥page 85
1. Set the [Power] switch to [PLAYER].
2. Set the [Mode] switch to [CARD].
■ The last recorded image appears. If there are no recorded images on the Memory Card, <No image!> is displayed.
To view a Single Image
œœ/√
√√ (REV/FWD)] buttons, search for the desired photo image.
Using the [œ
■ To view the next image: press the [√
√√ (FWD)] button.
■ To view the previous image: press the [œ
œœ (REV)] button.
■ Keep pressing [√
√√ (FWD)] or [œ
œœ (REV)] to search for an image quickly.
√
Slide
To view a Slide Show
√❙❙ (S.SHOW)] button.
Press the [√
■ All images will be played back consecutively for 2~3 seconds each.
■ The <Slide> is displayed. The Slide Show will start from the current picture.
√❙❙ (S.SHOW)] button again.
To stop the slide show, press the [√
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800X600
100-0002
To view the Multi Display
100-0007
7/25
To view six stored images on single screen, press the [■ (MULTI)] button.
■ A selection mark [œ
œœ/√
√√] appears under the image.
œ
■ Press the [œ
œœ/√
√√ (REV/FWD)] button to select an image.
To return to single playback mode, press the [■ (MULTI)] button again.
■ Selected picture is displayed in full screen.
√
[ Notes ]
■ Any large sized image taken with another camera will be displayed as a thumbnail image.
■ To display the previous six images, press and hold the [œ
œœ (REV)] button for about 3 seconds.
■ To display the next six images, press the [√
√√ (FWD)] button for about 3 seconds.
■ You can access <Delete>, <Delete All>, <Protect> or <Print Mark> functions in Multi Display view mode, using the
[Q.MENU] button.
œœ
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Protection from accidental Erasure
✤ The Protection function works only in <M.Player> mode. ➥page 19
✤ You can protect important images from accidental erasure.
If you format the Camcorder, all images including protected images will be erased.
1. Set the [Power] switch to [PLAYER].
5
2. Set the [Mode] switch to [CARD].
■ The last recorded image appears.
■ If there are no recorded images on the Memory Card, <No image!> is displayed.
œœ/√
√√ (REV/FWD)] buttons, search for the photo image that you want to
3. Using the [œ
protect.
4. Press the [MENU] button.
■ The menu list will appear.
M.Player Mode
√Memory
M.Play Select
Delete
Delete All
Protect
Print Mark
Format
Move
7
… / †] button to select <Memory>, then press the [OK] button.
5. Press the […
… / †] button to select <Protect>, then press the [OK] button.
6. Press the […
OK
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√Photo
√Off
Select
M.Player Mode
Back
M.Play Select
Delete
Delete All
Protect
Print Mark
Format
Move
OK
Select
MENU
Exit
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Off
On
MENU
Exit
… / †] button to select <On>, then press the [OK] button.
7. Press the […
8
[ Notes ]
You can directly access the Protection function using the [Q.MENU]. ➥page 20
■ If the write protection tab on the Memory Card is set to LOCK, you cannot set image
protection.
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800X600
√
8. To exit, press the [MENU] button.
■ The protection (
) icon is displayed.
■
100-0002
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Deleting Photo Images and Moving Images
✤ The Delete function works only in <M.Player> mode. ➥page 19
✤ You can erase the photo images and moving images recorded on the Memory Card.
✤ If you want to delete protected images, you must first deactivate the image protection.
✤ An image which has been deleted cannot be recovered.
5
1. Set the [Power] switch to [PLAYER].
2. Set the [Mode] switch to [CARD].
■ The last recorded image appears.
■ If there are no recorded images on the Memory Card, <No image!> is displayed.
M.Player Mode
√Memory
M.Play Select
Delete
Delete All
Protect
Print Mark
Format
Move
œœ/√
√√ (REV/FWD)] buttons, search for the photo image that you want to
3. Using the [œ
delete.
6
4. Press the [MENU] button.
■ The menu list will appear.
… / †] button to select <Memory>, then press the [OK] button.
5. Press the […
√Off
Select
OK
MENU
Exit
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M.Player Mode
Back
M.Play Select
Delete
Delete All
Protect
Print Mark
Format
Move
… / †] button to select <Delete>, then press the [OK] button.
6. Press the […
■ A message <Do you want to delete?> is displayed.
OK
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√Photo
Select
7
MENU
Exit
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800X600
… / †] button to select <Yes> or <No>, then press the [OK] button.
7. Press the […
Do you want to delete?
Yes
8. To exit, press the [MENU] button.
Previous
80
No
Next
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Deleting All Images at Once
✤ Steps from 1 to 5 are the same as described in page 80.
6
… / †] button to select <Delete All>, then press the [OK] button.
6. Press the […
■ A message <Do you want to delete all?> is displayed.
… / †] button to select <Yes> or <No>, then press the [OK] button.
7. Press the […
8. To exit, press the [MENU] button.
M.Player Mode
Back
M.Play Select
Delete
Delete All
Protect
Print Mark
Format
Move
OK
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Select
MENU
7
Exit
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800X600
Do you want to delete all?
Yes
No
100-0002
[ Notes ]
You can directly access the Delete function using the [Q.MENU]. ➥page 20
■ 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.
■ Formatting the Memory Card will delete all the stored images. ➥page 82
■ To protect important pictures from accidental deletion, activate the image protection. ➥page 79
■ Deleting all files using the <Delete All> menu may take a while.
To delete all files much faster, format the Memory Card.
■
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Formatting a Memory Card
✤ The Format function works only in <M.Player> mode. ➥page 19
✤ 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.
4
Attention
✤ If you execute the Format function, all images will be erased completely and erased
images cannot be recovered.
1. Set the [Power] switch to [PLAYER].
2. Set the [Mode] switch to [CARD].
3. Press the [MENU] button.
■ The menu list will appear.
… / †] button to select <Memory>, then press the [OK] button.
4. Press the […
… / †] button to select <Format>, then press the [OK] button.
5. Press the […
■ A message <All files will be deleted! Do you want to format?> is displayed.
… / †] button to select <Yes> or <No>, then press the [OK] button.
6. Press the […
■ <Complete !> is displayed when the format is completed.
7. To exit, press the [MENU] button.
Move
5
6
OK
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√Photo
√Off
Select
M.Player Mode
Back
M.Play Select
Delete
Delete All
Protect
Print Mark
Format
Move
[ Notes ]
■ If you execute the Format function, all photo images/moving images will be erased
completely. Erased photo images/moving images cannot be recovered.
■ Formatting the Memory Card using a different device will cause Memory Card read errors.
■ Do not turn the power off in the middle of the formatting.
■ A Memory Card with the protection tab set to save will not be formatted. ➥page 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.
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√Memory
M.Play Select
Delete
Delete All
Protect
Print Mark
Format
OK
Select
MENU
Exit
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MENU
Exit
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800X600
All files will be deleted !
Do you want to format?
Yes
No
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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 19
✤ You can record moving images with audio on a Memory Card.
✤ The screen format of the moving image to be recorded is 720x480.
Saving Moving Images onto a Memory Card
1. Set the [Power] switch to [CAMERA].
1
2
2. Set the [Mode] switch to [CARD].
3. Press the [Record Start/Stop] button, the moving images are recorded on the Memory
Card in MPEG4.
■ You can record a photo image on Memory Card by pressing the [PHOTO] button
instead of the [Record Start/Stop] button. ➥page 77
3 4
4. Press the [Record Start/Stop] button to stop the recording.
√
Recording time available on the Memory Card
Moving Image
128MB
256MB
512MB
Approx. 8min
Approx. 16min
Approx. 32min
1GB
2GB
Approx. 64min Approx. 120min
[ Notes ]
■ These times are approximate as recording capacities can be affected by variables such
as subject matter and memory card type.
■ The files that you recorded are saved in a following folder.
MSAMSUNG
SSMOV
100SSMOV
<Moving image>
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[ Notes ]
■ Up tp 2000 MPEG files can be stored on a memory card.
■ MPEG files (Moving images) can be recorded up to 2 GB per file.
■ [MENU] and [OK] buttons are not available while recording a moving image. To use [MENU] button and [OK]
button, stop recording. Recording a moving image is not available when a MENU or QUICK MENU is
displayed on the screen. To start recording, press the [MENU] button or [Q.MENU] button to make the menu
disappear.
■ Before using the Recording a moving image function, check whether the Memory Card is inserted into the Camcorder.
■ 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 are not allowed in <M.Cam> Mode. DIS (Digital Image Stabilizer), Digital Zoom, Fade,
Program AE, Visual Effect.
■ 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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Playing the Moving Images (MPEG) on a Memory Card (M.Play Select)
✤
✤
✤
1.
2.
3.
The Moving Images Playback function works only in <M. Player> mode. ➥page 19
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.
Set the [Power] switch to [PLAYER].
Set the [Mode] switch to [CARD].
Press the [MENU] button.
■ The menu list will appear.
… / †] button to select <Memory>, then press the [OK] button.
4. Press the […
… / †] button to select <M.Play Select>, then press the [OK] button.
5. Press the […
… / †] button to select <Movie>, then press the [OK] button.
6. Press the […
7. To exit the menu, press the [MENU] button.
œœ/√
√√ (REV/FWD)] buttons, search for the moving image that you want to play back.
8. Using the [œ
■ Use the […
… / †] button to adjust the volume.
4
√❙❙ (PLAY/STILL)] button.
9. Press the [√
■ The moving images recorded on the Memory Card will be played back.
■ You can control playback using the [√
√❙❙ (PLAY/STILL)], [œ
œœ/√
√√ (REV/FWD)] and [■ (STOP)]
buttons.
[ Notes ]
■ You can directly access the M.Play Select function using the [Q.MENU] button. ➥page 20
■ The [MENU] and [OK] buttons are not available during moving image playback. To use the
[MENU] and [OK] buttons, stop playback.
Moving image playback is not available when a MENU or QUICK MENU is displayed on
the screen. To start playback, press [MENU] button or [Q.MENU] button to make it
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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 the 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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M.Player Mode
√Memory
M.Play Select
Delete
Delete All
Protect
Print Mark
Format
Move
OK
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√Photo
√Off
Select
M.Player Mode
Back
M.Play Select
Delete
Delete All
Protect
Print Mark
Format
Move
OK
Select
MENU
Exit
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Photo
Movie
MENU
Exit
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Recording Photo Image from a Cassette
✤ This function works only in <Player> mode. ➥page 19
✤ You can capture a frame on a tape and save it as a Photo on a Memory Card.
1. Set the [Power] switch to [PLAYER].
4
2. Set the [Mode] switch to [TAPE].
3. Play back the cassette.
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.
SP
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[ Notes ]
■ 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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Copying Still Images from a Cassette to a Memory Card (Photo Copy)
✤ The Photo Copy function works only in <Player> mode. ➥page 19
✤ You can copy all still images recorded with the Photo function from the cassette to a
Memory Card.
✤ Rewind the tape to the desired point.
4
Player Mode
√Tape
Photo Search
Photo Copy
Audio Select
Audio Effect
√Sound[1]
√Off
1. Set the [Power] switch to [PLAYER].
Move
2. Set the [Mode] switch to [TAPE].
3. Press the [MENU] button.
■ The menu list will appear.
5
OK
Select
Exit
MENU
Exit
Player Mode
Back
Photo Search
Photo Copy
Audio Select
Audio Effect
… / †] button to select <Tape>, then press the [OK] button.
4. Press the […
… / †] button to select <Photo Copy>, then press the [OK] button.
5. Press the […
■ All still images recorded on the cassette tape will be copied onto a Memory Card.
Move
OK
Select
6
6. The Camcorder automatically performs the still image search to find still images and
copy starts.
MENU
SP
Photo Copy
0:44:38:03
25min
Photo searching...
7. Press the [■ (STOP)] button to stop copying.
■ Copy stops when the cassette is finished or Memory Card is full.
SP
Photo Copy
[ Note ]
Still images copied from the cassette to the Memory Card are saved in 640x480 format.
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Now copying...
OK
Back
MENU
Exit
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Marking Images for Printing (Print Mark)
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
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>.
Move
OK
Previous
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√Photo
√Off
Select
M.Player Mode
Back
M.Play Select
Delete
Delete All
Protect
Print Mark
Format
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[ Notes ]
■ You can directly access the Print Mark function using the [Q.MENU] button. ➥page 20
■ 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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M.Player Mode
√Memory
M.Play Select
Delete
Delete All
Protect
Print Mark
Format
Next
MENU
Exit
2/46
002
All Off
This File
All Files
002
MENU
†
Exit
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800X600
√
1.
2.
The Print Mark function works only in <M.Player> mode. ➥page 19
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.
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.
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It can be set up to 999.
- <All Files> : To print 1 copy each of all of the stored images.
Set the [Power] switch to [PLAYER].
Set the [Mode] switch to [CARD].
■ The last recorded image appears.
œœ/√
√√ (REV/FWD)] buttons, search for the photo image that you want to mark.
Using the [œ
Press the [MENU] button.
■ The menu list will appear.
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… / †] button to select <Memory>, then press the [OK] button.
Press the […
… / †] button to select <Print Mark>, then press the [OK] button.
Press the […
… / †] button to select the desired option <All Off>, <This File> or <All Files>,
Press the […
then press the [OK] button.
… / †] button to select the quantity, then press the [OK]
If you select <This File>, press the […
button.
To exit, press the [MENU] button.
†
✤
✤
✤
✤
002
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PictBridge (SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
TM
Printing Your Pictures – Using PictBridgeTM
✤ PictBridgeTM function works only in <M.Player> mode. ➥page 19
✤ 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.
■ Turn your Camcorder on by setting the [Power] switch to [PLAYER].
2. Set the [Mode] switch to [CARD].
3. Press the [MENU] button.
■ The menu list will appear.
… / †] button to select <System>, then press the [OK] button.
4. Press the […
… / †] button to select <USB Connect>, then press the [OK] button.
5. Press the […
… / †] button to select <Printer>, then press the [OK] button.
6. Press the […
■ <Computer> : Connect to a computer.
■ <Printer> : Connect to a printer. (To use the PictBridge function, connect to a
printer.)
7. Connect your Camcorder to the printer using the provided USB cable.
8. Turn your printer power on.
■ The PictBridge menu screen appears automatically after a short period.
■ The cursor highlights <Print>.
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M.Player Mode
√System
Clock Set
Remote
Beep Sound
USB Connect
Language
Move
6
OK
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√On
√On
√Computer
√English
Select
M.Player Mode
Back
Clock Set
Remote
Beep Sound
USB Connect
Language
Move
OK
Select
MENU
Exit
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Computer
Printer
MENU
Exit
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PictBridgeTM (SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
Selecting Images
œœ/√
√√ (REV/FWD)] buttons to select an
1. In the <PictBridge> settings menu, press the [œ
image to print.
Setting the Number of Prints
… / †] button to select <Copies>, then press the [OK] button.
2. Press the […
… / †] button to set the number of prints, then press the [OK] button.
3. Press the […
Print
Copies
Date/Time
Previous
Setting the Date/Time Imprint Option
… / †] button to select <Date/Time>, then press the [OK] button.
4. Press the […
… / †] button to select the Date/Time display type, then press the [OK] button.
5. Press the […
■ Date/Time display type: <Off>, <Date>, <Time>, <Date&Time>
Printing Images
… / †] button to select <Print>, then press the [OK] button, and selected image
Press the […
files will be printed.
Canceling the Printing
To cancel the image printing, press [OK] button again.
The message “Cancel” appears and the image printing will be canceled.
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M.Player Mode
Next
M.Player Mode
Print
Copies
Date/Time
Previous
Next
M.Player Mode
Num.
02
100-0002
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Off
Date
Time
Date&Time
100-0002
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Print
Copies
[ Notes ]
Date/Time
■ 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.
Previous
Next
100-0002
■ 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.
■ 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 cannot be printed.
■ You can set various printing options depending on the printer.
■ Please refer to the user’s manual of the printer for details.
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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 product has a DV jack, you can transfer data by connecting to the DV jack using the correct cable. (not supplied)
!!! Please be careful since there are two types of DV jacks (4pin, 6pin). This Camcorder has a 4pin jack.
■
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(32bit), Mac OS(9.1~10.4)
Main memory : more than 64 MB RAM
IEEE1394 add-on card or built in IEEE1394 card
[ Notes ]
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.
■ DV device that does not complies 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.
■
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IEEE 1394 Data Transfer
Recording with a DV Connection Cable
1. Set the [Power] switch to [PLAYER].
2. Set the [Mode] switch to [TAPE]. (SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
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 [Record 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 [Record Start/Stop] button to start recording.
■ If you want to pause recording momentarily, press the [Record
Start/Stop] button again.
7. To stop recording, press the [■ (STOP)] button.
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œ
[ Notes ]
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 functions are not available in <M.Player> mode. Do not use
another DV device when using IEEE1394.
■ Do not connect the Camcorder to a PC using both DV and USB (SC-D375(H)/D975 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 COLOR NITE features are not available when in DV (IEEE1394) mode. If DV (IEEE1394) mode is set, DIS
and COLOR NITE modes will be released.
■ Search (Forward/Reverse) 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-D375(H)/D975 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)
Windows System
Intel® Pentium 4™ , 2GHz
®
Windows 2000/XP/VISTA(32bit)
* Standard installation is recommended.
Memory
HDD capacity
Resolution
USB
512MB
2GB or more
1024 x 768 dots 24bit Color
USB2.0 High Speed
Operation may not assured if the above OS has been upgraded.
■
■
USB interface is not supported on Windows® VISTA(64bit) and Macintosh operating systems.
System requirements mentioned above are recommendations. Even on a system that satisfies the requirements may not ensure the operation
depending on the system.
[ Notes ]
■ On a slower PC than recommended, movie playback may not be smooth or video editing may take a long time.
■ On a slower PC than recommended, movie playback may skip frames or operate unexpectedly.
■ Intel® Pentium III™ or Pentium 4™ is a trademark of the Intel Corporation.
■ Windows® is a registered trademark of the Microsoft® Corporation.
■ All other brands and names are property of their respective owners.
■ 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, PC will not recognize your Camcorder as a removable disk.
■ USB Streaming requires Video Codec, DV Driver and DirectX 9.0.
■ If you disconnect the USB cable from the PC or the 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-D375(H)/D975 only)
Selecting the USB Device (USB Connect)
✤ USB Connect function works only in <M.Player> mode. ➥page 19
✤ 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.
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1. Set the [Power] switch to [PLAYER].
2. Set the [Mode] switch to [CARD].
3. Press the [MENU] button.
■ The menu list will appear.
… / †] button to select <System>, then press the [OK] button.
4. Press the […
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… / †] button to select <USB Connect>, then press the [OK] button.
5. Press the […
… / †] button to select <Computer> or <Printer>, then press the [OK]
6. Press the […
button.
■ 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 89
7. To exit, press the [MENU] button.
M.Player Mode
√System
Clock Set
Remote
Beep Sound
USB Connect
Language
Move
6
√On
√On
√Computer
√English
Select
M.Player Mode
Back
Clock Set
Remote
Beep Sound
USB Connect
Language
Move
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OK
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OK
Select
MENU
Exit
2/46
Computer
Printer
MENU
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USB Interface (SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
Installing DV Media PRO Program
✤ To play back moving images recorded by the Camcorder or streaming data transferred through the USB connection on
a PC, the Video Codec program should be installed.
✤ Do not connect the Camcorder to PC before installing the program.
✤ If another Camcorder or scanner is connected, please disconnect it in advance.
✤ This explanation is based on Windows® 2000 OS.
✤ DV Media Pro User's Manual is included on the accompanying CD(D:/help/) in Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF).
(The Acrobat Reader is a freeware product of AdobeSystems,Inc.)
DV Media Pro User’s Manual is in English.
Program Installation
1. Insert the software CD into the CD-ROM drive of your computer.
■ Installation selection screen appears.
2. If the installation selection screen does not appear after inserting the CD, click “Run” in the Windows “Start” menu and
execute Autorun.exe file to begin installation. When CD-ROM drive is set to “D:drive”, type “D:/autorun.exe” and press
Enter.
3. Click the icons listed below to install the selected software.
■ DV Driver Click
- PC CAMERA & USB STREAMING Driver (CAPTURE DRIVER)
- Connect a Camcorder to your PC to complete the DV Driver installation.
1) This function works only in Camera mode.
2) Connect the camcorder to the PC using the USB cable.
3) The SAMSUNG A/V Capture driver installation begins on the PC.
■ DirectX 9.0 Click
■ Video Codec Click
The Video Codec needs to be installed in order to play the moving images (stored in the Memory Card) on a PC or
to use the USB Streaming/PC Camera functions.
[ Note ]
During installation, if Microsoft LOGO test warning is shown, then just click 'Continue(C)' button.
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USB Interface (SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
Connecting to a PC
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)
■ If PC is connected with the USB to the Camcorder, only the [Power]
switch, [Mode] switch, [Zoom] lever can be operated.
Disconnecting the USB Cable
✤ After completing the data transmission, you must disconnect the cable in the following way:
1. Select the removable disc icon and click the right mouse button to select <Eject>.
2. Select <Confirm> and disconnect the USB cable when the Windows Splash screen appears.
[ Notes ]
■ If you disconnect the USB cable from the PC or the Camcorder while transferring, the data transmission will stop and
the data may be damaged.
■ If you connect the USB cable to a PC via a USB HUB or simultaneously connect the USB cable along with other USB
devices, the Camcorder may not work properly. If this occurs, remove all USB devices from the PC and reconnect the
Camcorder.
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USB Interface (SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
Using the PC Camera Function
✤ This function works only in <Camera> mode. ➥page 19
✤ To use the PC Camera function, DV Driver, Video Codec and DirectX 9.0 programs must be installed in the PC.
✤ 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.
✤ Using the Camcorder with PC Net Meeting program installed, you can participate in 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.
✤ If PC is connected with the USB to the Camcorder, only the [Power] switch, [Mode] switch, [Zoom] lever can be
operated.
1. Set the [Power] switch to [CAMERA].
1
2. Set the [Mode] switch to [TAPE].
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.
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USB Interface (SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
Using the USB Streaming Function
✤ This function works in both <Camera> and <Player> modes. ➥page 19
✤ To use USB streaming, the DV Driver, Video Codec and DirectX 9.0. programs must be installed in the PC.
✤ You can view Camcorder video on your PC using USB streaming.
✤ You can also store it as a moving image in the "avi" file format, or as a photo image in the "jpg" file format on a PC.
1. Set the [Power] switch to [CAMERA] or [PLAYER], set the [MODE] switch to [TAPE].
2. 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.
3. Setup and execute Windows Movie Maker or the Ulead VIDEO Studio Software application provided on the CD.
■ For detailed instructions for Ulead VIDEO Studio use, refer to the program’s Help function.
■ Windows Movie Maker is used for Windows® XP users. (C:/program files/Movie maker/moviemk.exe)
Using the removable Disk Function
✤ You can easily transfer data from a Memory Card to a PC without additional cards via a USB connection.
1. Set the [Power] switch to [CAMERA] or [PLAYER], set the [Mode] switch to [CARD].
2. 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.
3. To verify whether the removable disk has been properly recognized, open Windows Explorer and locate the removable
disk.
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Maintenance
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 the life
span of the battery.
The Battery Pack should be removed after recording is completed.
1. Open the Cassette door while sliding the [TAPE EJECT] 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 door and store the Camcorder in a dust free environment.
Dust and other foreign materials can cause square-shaped noise or jerky images.
3. Set the [Power] switch to the [OFF].
4. Disconnect the power source or remove the Battery Pack. Press the [BATTERY RELEASE]
switch located on the bottom of the Camcorder and slide the Battery Pack in the direction of
the arrow.
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3
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.
b REC
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Maintenance
Cleaning and Maintaining the Camcorder
Cleaning the Video Heads
To ensure normal recording and clear pictures, clean the video heads when the playback pictures display square blockshaped noise or distortion, or a blue screen appears.
1. This function works only in <Player> mode. ➥page 19
2. Set the [Mode] switch to [TAPE]. (SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
(blue screen)
3. Insert a cleaning tape.
√❙❙ (PLAY/STILL)] button.
4. Press the [√
5. Press the [■ (STOP)] button after 10 seconds.
[ Notes ]
Check the quality of the picture using a Mini DV camcorder tape.
- 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 Camcorder Abroad
✤ Each country or region has its own electric and color systems.
✤ Before using your Camcorder abroad, check the following items.
Power sources
■ You can use your Camcorder in any country or area with the supplied AC Power adapter within 100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz.
■ Use a commercially available AC jack adapter, if necessary, depending on the design of the local wall outlet.
Color system
You can view your recording in the Viewfinder.
However, to view it on a television or copy it to a videocassette recorder, the television or VCR must be NTSC-compatible
and have the appropriate audio/video jacks. Otherwise, you may need to use a transcoder.
PAL-compatible Countries/Regions
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, CIS, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece,
Great Britain, Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Malaysia, Mauritius, Norway, Romania,
Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Thailand, Tunisia, etc.
NTSC-compatible Countries/Regions
Bahamas, Canada, Central America, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Philippines, Taiwan, United States of America, etc.
[ Note ]
You can make recordings with your 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
Blinking
Informs that...
Action
slow
The Battery pack is almost discharged.
Change to a charged one.
Tape end!
slow
When the remaining time on the tape is about 2 minutes.
Prepare a new one.
Tape end!
no
The tape reached its end.
Change to a new one.
No Tape!
slow
There is no tape in Camcorder.
Insert a tape.
Protection!
slow
The tape is protected from recording.
If you want to record, release the protection.
....D
L
C
R
slow
The Camcorder has some mechanical fault.
1. Eject the tape.
2. Set to OFF.
3. Detach the battery.
4. Reattach the battery.
* If unresolved, contact your local Samsung service center.
slow
Moisture condensation has formed in the Camcorder.
see below.
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.
■ If there is moisture inside the Camcorder,
(DEW) is displayed.
If this happens, none of the functions except cassette ejection will work.
Open the cassette compartment and remove the Battery.
Leave the Camcorder for at least two hours in a dry warm room.
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Troubleshooting
Self Diagnosis Display in M.Cam/M.Player Modes (SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
Display
Blinking
Informs that...
slow There is no Memory Card in the Camcorder.
No Memory Card !
Action
Insert a Memory Card.
Memory full !
slow
There is not enough memory to record.
No image !
slow
There are no images recorded on the Memory Card. Record new images.
Write protect !
slow
The Memory Card is record protected.
Release the write protect tab on the Memory Card.
Protect !
slow
When you try to delete to protected image.
Cancel the protection of image.
Read error !
slow
The Camcorder can not playback.
Format a Memory Card or insert Memory Card recorded
on this Camcorder.
Write error !
slow
The Camcorder can not record.
Format a Memory Card or change to a new Memory Card.
Not formatted !
slow
The Memory Card needs to format.
Format a Memory Card. (see page 82)
Now deleting...
slow
When progressing file delete.
Wait until delete has been finished.
Memory Card
Error !
slow
If inserted Memory Card is not recognized by the
Camcorder.
Eject and re-insert the memory card
Change to a new Memory Card.
Erase recorded image.
Try another Memory Card
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Troubleshooting
✤ If these instructions do not solve your problem, contact your nearest Samsung authorized service center.
Symptom
Explanation/Solution
You cannot switch the Camcorder on.
Check the Battery pack or the AC Power adapter.
Record Start/Stop button does not operate while
recording.
Check the Power switch is set to CAMERA.
You have reached the end of the cassette.
Check the record protection tab on the cassette.
The Camcorder shuts off automatically.
You have left the Camcorder set to STBY for more than 5 minutes without using it.
The Battery pack is fully exhausted.
Charge runs out quickly.
The atmospheric temperature is too low.
The Battery pack has not been charged fully.
The Battery pack is completely dead, and cannot be recharged, Use another Battery pack.
You see a blue screen during playback.
The video heads may be dirty.
Clean the head with a cleaning tape.
A vertical strip appears on the screen when
recording a dark background.
The contrast between the subject and the background is too great for the Camcorder to
operate normally. Make the background bright to reduce the contrast or use the BLC
function while you are recording in bright Surroundings.
The image in the Viewfinder is blurred.
The Viewfinder lens has not been adjusted.
Adjust the Viewfinder control lever until the indicators displayed on the Viewfinder come
into sharp focus.
Auto focus does not work.
Check the Manual Focus menu.
Auto focus does not work in the Manual Focus mode.
Play, FF or REW button does not work.
Check the Power switch. Set the Power switch to PLAYER.
You have reached the beginning or end of the cassette.
You see a mosaic pattern during playback search.
This is normal operation and it is not a failure or defect.
The tape may be damaged. Replace the tape.
Cleaning the video heads (see page 100).
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Troubleshooting
Setting menu items
Main Menu
Camera
Tape
Record
Memory !
Sub Menu
Functions
Program AE
Selecting the Program AE Function
White Balance
Setting the White Balance
Visual Effect
Setting the Digital special effect
16:9 Wide
Setting the 16:9 Wide Function
Macro
Setting the Macro Function
DIS
Selecting the Digital Image Stabilizing
BLC
Setting the BLC Function
Digital Zoom
Selecting the Digital Zoom
Photo Search
Searching pictures recorded in Tape
Photo Copy
Copying still images from a cassette to Memory Card
Audio Select
Selecting the Audio playback channel
Audio Effect
Selecting the Audio Effect
Rec Mode
Selecting the recording speed
Audio Mode
Selecting Sound Quality for recording
WindCut Plus
Minimizing wind noise
Real Stereo
Selecting the Real Stereo
AV In/Out @
Selecting the AV input/output
Photo Quality
Selecting Image Quality
Photo Size @
Selecting the recording Photo Size
File No.
File Numbering Options
M.Play Select
Selecting Storage Media (Photo, Movie) to playback
Delete
Deleting Files
Delete All
Deleting All files
Protect
Preventing Accidental Erasure
Print Mark
Print images recorded on a Memory Card
Format
Formatting the Memory Card
! : SC-D375(H)/D975 only
@ : SC-D975 only
Camera
Available Mode
Player
M.Cam ! M.Player !
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Troubleshooting
Main Menu
Display
System
Sub Menu
LCD Bright
Setting the Brightness tone of the LCD Screen
LCD Color
Setting the Color tones of the LCD Screen
Date/Time
Setting the Date and Time
TV Display
Selecting OSD on/off of TV
Clock Set
Setting the Clock Set
Remote !
Using the remote control
Beep Sound
Setting the Beep sound
Shutter Sound !
Setting the Shutter sound
USB Connect !
Setting the USB
Language
Selecting the OSD language
Demonstration
Demonstration
! : SC-D375(H)/D975 only
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Specifications
Model Name: SC-D371/D372/D375(H)/D975
System
Video signal
Video recording system
Audio recording system
Usable cassette
Tape speed
Tape recording time
FF/REW time
Image device
Lens
Filter diameter
LCD Screen/Viewfinder
Size/dot number
LCD Screen Method
Viewfinder
Connectors
Video output
Audio output
DV input/output
USB output
(SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
General
Power source
Power source type
Power consumption
(Recording)
Operating temperature
Storage temperature
External dimension
Weight
Internal Microphone
Remote control
(SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
NTSC
2 rotary heads, Helical scanning system
Rotary heads, 12/16b PCM system
Digital video tape (6.35mm width): Mini DV cassette
SP: approx. 18.81mm/s LP: approx. 12.56mm/s
SP: 60 minutes (when using DVM 60), LP: 90 minutes (when using DVM 60)
Approx. 150 sec. (using DVM60 tape)
CCD (Charge Coupled Device) (SC-D371/D372/D375(H) : 680K Pixels, SC-D975 : 1MEGA Pixels)
F1.6 34X (SC-D371/D372/D375(H)), 26X (SC-D975), 1200x (Digital) Electronic zoom lens
Ø30
2.5inch 112K (SC-D371), 2.7inch 112K (SC-D372/D375(H)/D975)
TFT LCD
Color LCD
1Vp-p (75Ω terminated)
-7.5dBs (600Ω terminated)
4pin special in/out connector
Mini-B type connector
DC 8.4V, Lithium Ion Battery Pack 7.4V
Lithium Ion Battery Pack, Power supply (100V~240V) 50/60Hz
3.7W (SC-D371/D372/D375(H))
3.9W (SC-D975)
0˚~40˚C (32˚F~104˚F)
-20˚C ~ 60˚C (-4˚F ~ 140˚F)
Height : 3.70inches (94mm), Length : 4.69inches (119mm), Width : 2.16inches (55mm)
0.75lb (340g, 11.99oz) (Except for Lithium Ion Battery Pack and tape)
Omni-directional stereo microphone
Indoors: greater than 49ft(15m) (straight line), Outdoors: about 16.4ft(5m) (straight line)
- The technical specifications and design may be changed without notice.
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Index
-A-
-F-
-R-
Accessories ...........................................8
AF/MF ................................................. 47
Audio Dubbing ................................... 63
Audio Mode ......................................... 43
Fade ................................................... 40
Formatting .......................................... 82
Frame advance .................................. 62
Function buttons .................................. 9
Rec Mode ........................................... 43
Rec Search ........................................ 36
Remote ............................................... 24
Remote control ................................... 13
-B-
-H-
-S-
Battery Pack ....................................... 16
BLC ................................................... 57
Hand Strap ......................................... 14
Shutter Speed .................................... 46
Sound ........................................... 25~26
Speaker .............................................. 60
-C-
IEEE1394 ..................................... 91~92
-I-
Cassette ............................................. 32
Cleaning ........................................... 100
Clock Set............................................. 23
Connecting ......................................... 96
-D-
Date/Time ........................................... 30
DC Cable ............................................ 19
Deleting ........................................ 80~81
Demonstration..................................... 28
DIS....................................................... 56
DV........................................................ 92
-E-
EASY.Q Mode .................................... 35
Exposure ............................................ 46
108
-T-L-
LCD .................................................... 29
Tele Macro........................................... 55
TV Display........................................... 31
-M-
-U-
Memory Card ..................................... 72
Moving Image Recording.....................83
USB (SC-D375(H)/D975 only).......93~98
-O-
Viewfinder ........................................... 32
Voice+.................................................. 67
Visual Effect ....................................... 52
-V-
OSD ............................................. 21, 22
-P-
Photo Copy ........................................ 87
Photo Quality ...................................... 74
Photo Size........................................... 75
Photo Search ...................................... 59
Program AE ........................................ 48
Protection ........................................... 79
Photo images ..................................... 78
-W-
White Balance ..................................... 50
WindCut Plus ...................................... 44
-Z-
ZERO MEMORY ................................ 37
Zoom .................................................. 39
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Warranty (SEA users only)
SAMSUNG
LIMITED WARRANTY
SAMSUNG Electronics America Inc. (SEA), warrants that this product is free from defective material and workmanship.
SEA further warrants that if product fails to operate properly within the specified warranty period and the failure is due to
improper workmanship or defective material, SEA will repair or replace the product at it’s option.
All warranty repairs must be performed by a SEA authorized service center. The name and address of the location
nearest you can be obtained by calling toll free: 1-800 SAMSUNG (1-800-726-7864).
Labor
90 days carry-in
Parts
1 year
On carry-in models, transportation to and from the service center is the customer’s responsibility.
The original dated sales receipt must be retained by the customer and is the only acceptable proof of purchase.
It must be presented to the authorized service center.
EXCLUSIONS (WHAT IS NOT COVERED)
This warranty does not cover damage due to accident, fire, flood and/or other acts of God; misuse, incorrect line
voltage, improper installation, improper or unauthorized repairs, commercial use, or damage that occurs in shipping.
Exterior and interior finish, lamps, and glass are not covered under this warranty.
Customer adjustments which are explained in the instruction manual are not covered under the terms of this warranty.
This warranty will automatically be voided for any unit found with a missing or altered serial number. This warranty is
valid only on products purchased in the United States and Puerto Rico.
Some States do not allow the exclusions or limitations of incidental or consequential damages, or allow limitations on
how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from State to State.
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THIS CAMCORDER IS MANUFACTURED BY:
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.