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SMX-K44BN/SMX-K44SN/SMX-K44LN
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SMX-K400BN/SMX-K400SN/SMX-K400LN
Memory Camcorder
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key features of your memory camcorder
High-resolution color widescreen LCD (2.7” WIDE TFT LCD)
This Samsung memory camcorder utilizes a 2.7-inch 230k pixel Widescreen LCD which
allows bright and clear monitoring. In addition, the LCD Enhancer adjusts color and
brightness to the screen lighting conditions for better monitoring under strong sunlight.
H.264/AVC (MPEG4 part 10/Advanced Video Coding) encoding
Latest video compression technology, H.264, uses a high compression rate to sharply
increase the recordable time with the same size storage.
Simple & easy user interface
Designed to provide optimized and easy use with an ergonomic design.
An improved Graphics User Interface offers a new and fresh look as well as an easy operation.
SSD (Solid State Drive) adopted as built-in memory (16GB (SMX-K44 only), 32GB (SMX-K45 only))
SSD based on lash memory has been adopted as built-in memory for the camcorder. SSD helps the camcorder boot, read
data and operate the software much faster than normal HDD (Hard Disk Drives). Also, SSD is very stable, durable and makes
less noise while in operation. It is environment-friendly because low electric power is required.
User-friendly functions
User-friendly EASY Q optimises your memory camcorder to the recording conditions
automatically, providing beginners with the best performance.
Twice the memory options (16GB (SMX-K44 only), 32GB (SMX-K45 only))
The memory camcorder’s external memory slot accepts high capacity SDHC cards.
Play and transfer videos quickly and easily using the memory type of your choice.
In addition to this slot, the memory camcorder has built-in memory.
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High-resolution image through Mobile DNIe
The Samsung memory camcorder has 3DNR (3-dimensional noise reduction), high-sensitivity color expression
(intelligent color expression), High performance Anti-Shake (OIS:Optical Image Stabilizer), and automatic face detection
features.
Capture visions farther than the eye can see : 52x Optical Power Zoom, 65x Intelli-Zoom, and 2200x Digital Zoom
Samsung's powerful optical zoom lenses bring the world closer without losing
image quality. In addition, Digital Zoom Interpolation enables clearer digital zooming,
with less distortion than previous types of digital zooms.
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Capture photo images
Captures a moving subject instantly and saves the scene as a photo image.
Time lapse recording catches the moment
You can record a long scene in short intervals. Record artistic, documentary videos
including the passage of clouds, blooming lowers etc. Use this function to make
UCC (User Created Contents) videos, educational programs or for other purposes.
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Direct upload of your videos to the web!
The built-in editing Intelli-studio software installs directly from this camcorder to your
PC, enabling convenient connection with a USB cable. Intelli-studio also allows direct
uploading of your contents to YouTube or Flickr. Sharing the contents with your friends
is simpler than ever before.
Make a digest of your video! Storyboard printing!
This function captures 16 still images arbitrarily from the selected video and saves them into
the storage media. It presents a quick overview of your video, helping you to understand
the overall topic.
Preview Storyboard printing with the VIEW button!
This function provides a preview of the 16 image storyboard to be printed.
SD to HD-quality upscaling function!
You can enjoy viewing your video recorded in SD in HD quality by setting the
HD OUTPUT switch on the side of your camcorder to “ON”. This function is used
when upconverting SD recordings to HD for playback on a HDTV.
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safety warnings
What the icons and signs in this user manual mean :
Death or risk of serious personal injury.
WARNING
Potential risk of personal injury or material damage.
CAUTION
CAUTION
To reduce the risk of ire, explosion, electric shock, or personal injury when using your camcorder,
follow these basic safety precautions:
Hints or referential pages that may be helpful when operating the camcorder.
These warning signs are here to prevent injury to you and others.
Please follow them explicitly. After reading this section, keep it in a safe place for future reference.
precautions
Warning!
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This camcorder should always be connected to an AC outlet with a protective grounding connection.
Batteries should not be exposed to excessive heat such as sunshine, ire or similar.
Caution
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.
Replace only with the same or equivalent type.
If this power supply is used at 240V ac, a suitable plug adaptor should be used.
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BEFORE USING THIS CAMCORDER
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This camcorder is designed exclusively for use with the high-capacity built-in memory (16GB (SMX-K44
only), (32GB (SMX-K45 only)) and an external memory card.
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This camcorder records video in H.264/AVC (MPEG4 part 10/Advanced Video Coding) format compliant
with the Standard resolution (SD-VIDEO) format.
Please note that this camcorder is not compatible with other digital video formats.
Before recording important video, make a trial recording.
- Play back your trial recording to make sure the video and audio have been recorded properly.
The recorded contents cannot be compensated for:
- Samsung cannot compensate for any damages caused when recording is not made normally or recorded
contents cannot be played back because of a defect in the camcorder or memory card.
Also, Samsung cannot be held responsible for your recorded video and audio.
- Recorded contents may be lost due to an error when handling this camcorder or a memory card, etc. Samsung
shall not be held responsible for the loss of recorded contents, and cannot compensate for any damages.
Make a backup of important recorded data.
- Protect your important recorded data by copying the iles to a PC. We recommend copying the data to your
PC or other recording media for storage. Refer to the software installation and USB connection guide.
Copyright: Please note that this camcorder is intended for consumer use only.
- Data recorded on a card in this camcorder from other digital/analog media or devices is protected by the
copyright act and cannot be used without permission of the copyright owner except for personal enjoyment.
Even if you record an event such as a show, performance or exhibition for personal enjoyment, it is strongly
recommended that you obtain permission beforehand.
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important safety instructions
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE REFFER
SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
This symbol indicates that dangerous voltage consisting a risk of
electric shock is present within this unit.
This symbol indicates that there are important operating and
maintenance instructions in the literature accompanying this unit.
Warning
To Reduce The Risk Of Fire Or Electric Shock, Do Not Expose This Apparatus To Rain Or Moisture.
Caution
Apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing and no objects illed with liquids, such as vases, shall be
placed on the apparatus. To disconnect the apparatus from the mains, the plug must be pulled out from the mains
socket, therefore the mains plug shall be readily operable.
Read these instructions.
Keep these instructions.
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean only with dry cloth.
Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in
accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
8. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators,
heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including
ampliiers) 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 it into your outlet, consult
an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
10. Protect the power cord from being walked on or
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pinched particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles,
and the point where they exit from the apparatus.
Only use attachment/accessories speciied by the
manufacturer.
Use only with the cart, stand, tripod,
bracket, or table speciied 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 tipping over.
Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when
unused for long periods of time.
Refer all servicing to qualiied service personnel.
Servicing is required when the apparatus has been
damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or
plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects
have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been
exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally,
or has been dropped.
15. Apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or
splashing and no objects illed with liquids, such as
vases, shall be placed on the apparatus.
16. VENTILATION:
Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided
for ventilation to ensure reliable operation of the
CAMCORDER and to protect it from overheating.
These openings must not be blocked or covered.Never
place your CAMCORDER on a bed, sofa, rug, or other
similar surface: on or near a radiator or heat register.
This CAMCORDER should not be placed in a built-in
installation such as a bookcase or rack unless proper
ventilation is provided or the manufacturer’s instructions
have been adhered to.
17. POWER SOURCES:
The CAMCORDER should be operated only from the
type of power source indicated on the label. If you are
not sure of the type of power supply at your home,
consult your appliance dealer or local power company.
A CAMCORDER is intended to be operated from
battery power, or other sources, refer to the operating
instructions.
18. GROUNDING OR POLARIZATION:
This CAMCORDER may be equipped with either a
polarized 2-wire AC line plug (a plug having one blade
wider than the other) or a 3-wire grounding type plug,
a plug having a third (grounding) pin. If you are unable
to insert the plug fully into the outlet, try reversing the
plug. If the plug still fails to it, contact your electrician
to replace your outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose
of the polarized plug.
19. POWER-CORD PROTECTION:
Power-supply cords should be routed so that they are
not likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed
upon or against them, paying particular attention to
cords or plugs, convenient receptacles, and the point
where they exit from the unit.
20. OUTDOOR ANTENNA GROUNDING:CAMCORDER,
be sure the antenna or cable system is grounded to
provide some protection against voltage surges and
built-up static charges, Section 810 of the National
Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA No. 70-1984, provides
information with respect to proper grounding of the
mast and supporting structure, grounding of the leadin wire and supporting structure, grounding of the
mast and supporting structure, grounding of the leadin 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 igure below.
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GROUND CLAMPS
POWER SERVICE GROUNDING
ELECTRODE SYSTEM
(NEC ART 250, PART H)
NEC NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
21. LIGHTNING:
For added protection of this CAMCORDER during a
lightning storm or when it is left unattended and unused
for long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet
and disconnect the antenna or cable system. This will
prevent damage to the CAMCORDER due to lightning
and powerline surges.
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22. POWER LINES:
An outside antenna system should not be located
in the vicinity of overhead power lines or other
electric light or power circuits where it can fall into
such power lines or circuits. When installing an
outside antenna system, extreme care should be
taken to keep from touching such power lines or
circuits as contact with them might be fatal.
23. OVERLOADING:
Do not overload wall outlets and extension cords
as this can result in a risk of ire or electric shock.
24. OBJECTS AND LIQUIDS:
Never push objects of any kind into this
CAMCORDER through openings as they may
touch dangerous voltage points or short out
a part that could result in a ire or electric
shock. Never spill liquids of any kind onto the
CAMCORDER. Should spillage occur, unplug unit
and have it checked by a technician before use.
25. SERVICING:
Do not attempt to service this CAMCORDER
yourself. Opening or removing covers may expose
you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer
all servicing to qualiied service personnel.
26. DAMAGE REQUIRING SERVICE:
Unplug this CAMCORDER from the wall outlet
and refer servicing to qualiied service personnel
under the following conditions:
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a. When the power-supply cord or plug is damaged.
b. If any liquid has been spilled onto, or objects have
fallen into the CAMCORDER.
c. If the CAMCORDER has been exposed to rain or
water.
d. If the CAMCORDER does not operate normally
by following the operating instructions, adjust
only those controls that are covered by the
operating instructions. Improper adjustment of
other controls may result in damage and will often
require extensive work by a qualiied technician to
restore the CAMCORDER to its normal operation.
e. If the CAMCORDER has been dropped or the
cabinet has been damaged.
f. When the CAMCORDER exhibits a distinct
change in performance, this indicates a need for
service.
27. REPLACEMENT PARTS:
When replacement parts are required, be sure the
service technician has used replacement parts
speciied by the manufacturer and has the same
characteristics as the original part. Unauthorized
substitutions may result in ire, electric shock or
other hazards.
28. SAFETY CHECK:
Upon completion of any service or repairs to
this CAMCORDER, ask the service technician
to perform safety checks to determine that the
CAMCORDER is in safe operating order.
29. To prevent damage which may result in ire or shock hazard,
do not expose this appliance to rain or moisture.
30. If this power supply is used at 240V ac, a suitable plug
adaptor should be used.
31. This product is covered by one or more of the following U.S.
patents:
5,060,220 5,457,669 5,561,649 5,705,762 5,987,417
6,043,912 6,222,983 6,272,096 6,377,524 6,377,531
6,385,587 6,389,570 6,408,408 6,466,532 6,473,736
6,477,501 6,480,829 6,556,520 6,556,521 6,556,522
6,578,163 6,594,208 6,631,110 6,658,588 6,674,697
6,674,957 6,687,455 6,697,307 6,707,985 6,721,243
6,721,493 6,728,474 6,741,535 6,744,713 6,744,972
6,765,853 6,765,853 6,771,890 6,771,891 6,775,465
6,778,755 6,788,629 6,788,630 6,795,637 6,810,201
6,862,256 6,868,054 6,894,963 6,937,552
USER INSTALLER CAUTION:
Your authority to operate this FCC certiied equipment could
be voided if you make changes or modiications not expressly
approved by this party responsible for compliance to part 15
FCC rules.
NOTE:
Hg LAMP(S) INSIDE THIS PRODUCT CONTAIN MERCURY
AND MUST BE RECYCLED OR DISPOSED OF
ACCORDING TO LOCAL, STATE OR FEDERAL LAWS. For
details see lamprecycle.org, eiae.org, or call 1-800-Samsung
(7267864)
CALIFORNIA USA ONLY
This Perchlorate warning applies only to primary CR
(Manganese Dioxide) Lithium coin cells in the product
sold or distributed ONLY in California USA
“ Perchlorate Material - special handling may apply,
See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate.”
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply
with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of
the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with
the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment
off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
- Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
- Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
- Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different
from that to which the receiver is connected.
- Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for
help and for additional suggestions. The user may ind 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 Ofice, Washington, D.C. 20402, Stock
No. 004-000-00345-4.
FCC Warning
The user is cautioned that changes or modiications not
expressly approved by the manufacturer could void the user’s
authority to operate the equipment.
This device complies with Part 15 of FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions;
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) This device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
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important information on use
IMPORTANT NOTE
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Handle the liquid crystal display (LCD) with care:
- The LCD is a very delicate display device: Do not press its surface with excessive force, hit it or prick it with a
sharp object.
- If you push the LCD surface, display unevenness may occur. If unevenness does not disappear, turn the
camcorder off, wait for a few moments, and then turn it on again.
- Do not place the camcorder with the open LCD screen down.
- Close the LCD monitor when not using the camcorder.
Liquid crystal display:
- The LCD screen is a product of high precision technology. Out of the total pixels (approx. 230,000 pixels of an
LCD monitor ), 0.01% or less pixels may be out (black dots) or may remain lit as colored dots (red, blue, and
green). This shows the limitations of the current technology, and does not indicate a fault that will interfere with
recording.
- The LCD screen will be slightly dimmer than usual when the camcorder is at low temperature, as in cold areas,
or right after the power is turned on. Normal brightness will be restored when the temperature inside the
camcorder rises. Note that this will have no effect on the image in a storage media, so there is no cause for
concern.
Hold the camcorder correctly:
- Do not hold the camcorder by the LCD monitor when lifting it: the LCD monitor could detach and the
camcorder may fall.
Do not subject the camcorder to impact:
- This camcorder is a precision machine. Take great care that you do not strike it against a hard object or let it
fall.
- Do not use the camcorder on a tripod in a place where it is subject to severe vibrations or impact.
No sand or dust!
- Fine sand or dust entering the camcorder or AC power adaptor could cause malfunctions or defects.
No water or oil!
- Water or oil entering the camcorder or AC power adaptor could cause electric shock, malfunctions or defects.
Heat on surface of product:
- The surface of the camcorder will be slightly warm when used, but this does not indicate a fault.
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Be careful of unusual ambient temperature:
- Using the camcorder in a place where the temperature is over 104°F (40°C) or lower than 32°F (0°C) may result
in abnormal recording/playback.
- Do not leave the camcorder on a beach or in a closed vehicle where the temperature is very high for a long
time: This could cause a malfunction.
Do not point directly at the sun:
- If direct sunlight strikes the lens, the camcorder could malfunction or a ire could occur.
- Do not leave the camcorder with the LCD screen exposed to direct sunlight: This could cause a malfunction.
Do not use the camcorder near TV or radio:
- This could cause noise to appear on the TV screen or in radio broadcasts.
Do not use the camcorder near strong radio waves or magnetism:
- If the camcorder is used near strong radio waves or magnetism, such as near a radio transmitter tower or
electric appliances, noise could enter video and audio that are being recorded. During playback of normally
recorded video and audio, noise may also be present in picture and sound.
Do not expose the camcorder to soot or steam:
- Thick soot or steam could damage the camcorder case or cause a malfunction.
Do not use the camcorder near corrosive gas:
- If the camcorder is used in a place where there is dense exhaust gas generated by gasoline or diesel engines,
or corrosive gas such as hydrogen sulphide, the external or internal terminals could corrode, disabling normal
operation, or the battery connection terminals could corrode, so that power will not turn on.
Do not use the camcorder near an ultrasonic humidifier:
- Calcium and other chemicals dissolved in water could scatter in the air, and white particles could adhere to the
optical head of the camcorder, which could cause it to operate abnormally.
Do not clean the camcorder body with benzene or thinner:
- The coating of exterior could peel off or the case surface could deteriorate.
- When using a chemical cleaning cloth, follow the instructions.
Keep a memory card out of reach of children to prevent swallowing.
To disconnect the apparatus from the mains, the plug must be pulled out from the mains socket,
therefore the mains plug shall be readily operable.
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ABOUT THIS USER MANUAL
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Thank you for purchasing this Samsung Camcorder. Please read this user manual carefully before you use
the camcorder and keep it handy for future reference. Should your camcorder fail to operate correctly, refer to
Troubleshooting.
The 'SMX-K44' and 'SMX-K45' have a 16GB and 32GB built-in memory respectively but also use memory cards.
The 'SMX-K40' and 'SMX-K400' does not have built-in memory and uses memory cards exclusively.
Although some features of 'SMX-K40', 'SMX-K400', 'SMX-K44' and 'SMX-K45' are different, they operate in the
same way.
Illustrations of model SMX-K40 are used in this user manual.
The displays in this user manual may not be exactly the same as those you see on the LCD screen.
Designs and speciications of storage media and other accessories are subject to change without any notice.
In this user manual’s function descriptions, the icon on the on-screen display section means that it will appear on
the screen when you set the corresponding function.
Ex) Submenu item of “Video Resolution” ➥page 55
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contents
on-screen display
"TV Super Fine"
Videos recorded in 720x480(60i) resolution at super-ine image quality.
(If set, corresponding icon ( ) will appear on the screen.)
• Descriptions of the “built-in memory” in this user manual apply only to the following models: SMX-K44(16GB),
SMX-K45(32GB)
NOTES REGARDING TRADEMARK
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.
• Windows® is registered trademark or trademark of Microsoft Corporation, registered in the United States and other
countries.
• Macintosh® is trademark of Apple Inc.
• YouTube® is a trademark of Google Inc.
• Flickr® is a trademark of Yahoo! Inc.
• All the other product names mentioned herein may be the trademark or registered trademarks of their respective
companies.
• Furthermore, “TM” and “®” are not mentioned in each case in this manual.
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precautions during use
The safety precautions illustrated below are to prevent personal injury or material damage. Heed all instructions carefully.
WARNING
Death or risk of serious
personal injury.
Prohibited action.
Do not touch product.
Unplug from power supply.
CAUTION
Means that there is a
potential risk of personal
injury or material damage.
Do not disassemble product.
This precaution must be kept.
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dust entering the camcorder
or AC power adaptor could
cause malfunctions or defects.
Do not bend the power-cord or
damage the AC power adaptor
by pressing on it with a heavy
object. There may be a risk of
ire or electric shock.
Do not disconnect the AC
adaptor by pulling on its
power-cord, as this could
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extension cords as this may
result in abnormal heat or ire.
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directly into the sun. Doing so
could cause eye injuries, as
well as lead to malfunctioning
of internal parts of the product.
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precautions during use
Do not use the AC adaptor if it has
damaged, split or broken cords or wires.
Doing so may cause ire or electric shock.
Do not connect the AC adaptor unless the
plug can be fully inserted with no part of
the blades exposed.
Do not dispose of battery pack in a ire as
it may explode.
Never use cleaning luid or similar
chemicals. Do not spray cleaners directly
on the camcorder.
Keep the camcorder away from water
when used near the beach or pool or
when it rains. There is a risk of malfunction
or electric shock.
Keep the used lithium battery or memory
card out of the reach of children. If the
lithium battery or memory card is swallowed
by children, consult a physician immediately.
Do not attempt to disassemble, repair, or
reform the camcorder or the AC adaptor to
avoid a risk of ire or electric shock.
Do not plug or unplug the power cord
with wet hands. There is a risk of electric
shock.
Keep the power-cord unplugged when
not in use or during lightning storms to
prevent ire hazard.
When cleaning the AC adaptor, unplug
the power-cord to avoid a risk of a
malfunction or electric shock.
If the camcorder makes an abnormal sound,
or smells or smokes, unplug the power-cord
immediately and request service from a Samsung
service center. There is a risk of ire or personal
injury.
If the camcorder malfunctions, immediately
detach the AC adaptor or battery from the
camcorder immediately to avoid ire or injury.
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battery pack, AC adaptor or other
accessories to severe vibrations or impact.
This may cause a malfunction or injury.
Do not use the camcorder on a tripod (not
supplied) in a place where it is subject to
severe vibrations or impact.
Do not use the camcorder in direct sunlight
or near heating equipment. This will
especially shorten the operation range of
the remote control which uses infrared rays.
Do not expose the camcorder to sand or
water when recording at the beach or pool,
or recording on a rainy day. Doing so may
cause a malfunction or electric shock.
Do not leave the camcorder in a closed
vehicle where the temperature is very high
for a long time.
Do not expose the camcorder to soot or
steam. Thick soot or steam could damage
the camcorder case or cause a malfunction.
Do not use the camcorder near dense exhaust
gas generated by gasoline or diesel engines,
or corrosive gas such as hydrogen sulphide.
Doing so may corrode the external or internal
terminals, disabling normal operation.
Do not expose the camcorder to insecticide.
Insecticide entering the camcorder could
cause the product to operate abnormally.
Turn the camcorder off and cover it with vinyl
sheet, etc. before using insecticide.
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Do not press the surface of the LCD with
force, or hit it with a sharp object.
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Do not place the camcorder with the open
LCD screen down.
Do not wipe the camcorder body with
benzene or thinner. The exterior coating could
peel off or the case surface could deteriorate.
Do not leave the LCD monitor open when
not using the camcorder.
Do not hold the camcorder by the LCD
monitor when lifting it. The LCD monitor
could detach and the camcorder may fall.
Do not use the camcorder near TV or
radio. This could cause noise on the TV
screen or to radio broadcasts.
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changes in temperature or humid places.
There is also a risk of defect or electric shock
when using outdoors during lightning storms.
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waves or magnetism such as speakers or
large motors. Noise could enter video or
audio that is being recorded.
Keep important data separately.
Samsung is not responsible for data loss.
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Use Samsung-approved accessories only. Using
products from other manufacturers may cause
overheating, ire, explosion, electric shock or
personal injuries due to abnormal operation.
Place the camcorder on a stable surface
and a place with ventilation openings.
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Front & left view
Right & top / bottom view
Rear view
PREPARATION
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Attaching the grip belt
Attaching the core ilter
Adjusting the LCD screen
Connecting a power source
Basic operation of your camcorder
Switching to the power saving mode
LCD screen indicators
Turning the screen indicators on/off ( )
Using the LCD enhancer function
Setting the Anti-Shake (OIS: Optical Image Stabilizer) (
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Shortcut menu (OK guide)
Shortcut function using the Control buttons
Initial setting : Time Zone, Date and Time & OSD Language
ABOUT THE STORAGE MEDIA
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Selecting the storage media (SMX-K44/K45 only)
Inserting / ejecting a memory card
Selecting a suitable memory card
Recordable time and capacity
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Recording videos
Recording with ease for beginners (EASY Q Mode)
Taking photos
Zooming in and out
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CAMCORDER
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PLAYBACK
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RECORDING OPTIONS
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PLAYBACK OPTIONS
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Changing the playback mode
Playing videos
Viewing photos
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Changing the menu settings
Menu items
Using the recording menu items
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Video Resolution
Photo Resolution
16:9 Wide
White Balance
Aperture
Shutter Speed
EV (Exposure Value)
C.Nite
Back Light
Focus
Digital Effect
Fader
Wind Cut
Zoom Type
Time Lapse REC
Guideline
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Multi view option
Play option
Delete
Protect
Copy (SMX-K44/K45 only)
SETTINGS OPTIONS
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Using VIEW
Story-board print
Edit (Divide)
Edit (Combine)
Slide show
Slide show option
File info
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Using the settings menu items
Storage Type (SMX-K44/K45 only)
Storage Info
Format
File No.
Time Zone
Date/Time Set
Date Type
Time Type
Date/Time Display
LCD Brightness
LCD Color
Auto LCD Off
Menu Design
Transparency
Beep Sound
Shutter Sound
Auto Power Off
Quick On STBY
PC Software
TV Display
Default Set
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Demo
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CONNECTING TO OTHER
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Connecting to a TV
Viewing on a TV screen
Recording (dubbing ) images on a VCR or DVD/HDD recorder
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MAINTENANCE & ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION
100 Checking your computer type
101 What you can do with a Windows computer
102 Using the Intelli-studio program
108 Transferring videos/photos from the camcorder to your
computer
110 Maintenance
111 Additional information
113 Using your camcorder abroad
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TROUBLESHOOTING
SPECIFICATIONS
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quick start guide
✪ This quick start guide introduces the basic operation and features of your
camcorder. See the reference pages for more information.
You can record videos in H.264 format!
You can record videos in H.264 format, which enables you to conveniently email and share videos with your
friends and family. You can also take photos with your camcorder.
Step1: Get ready
1. Insert a memory card. ➥page 37
• You can use commercially available SDHC
(SD High Capacity) cards with this camcorder.
• Set the appropriate storage media. ➥page 36
(SMX-K44/K45 only)
2. Insert the battery into the battery slot. ➥page 16
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Step 2: Record with your camcorder
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RECORDING VIDEOS WITH H.264 FORMAT
RECORDING PHOTOS
Your camcorder uses advanced H.264 compression
technology to realize the clearest video quality. ➥page 109
1. Open the LCD screen to turn on the camcorder.
• Your camcorder turns on automatically when you
open the LCD screen.
• You can also turn the camcorder on by pressing
the Power ( ) button.
2. Press the PHOTO button fully when you are ready.
Open the LCD screen to turn on the camcorder.
Your camcorder turns on automatically when you
open the LCD screen.
• You can also turn the camcorder on by pressing
the Power ( ) button.
2. Press the Recording start/stop button.
• To stop recording, press the Recording start/stop
button.
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Your camcorder is compatible with H.264 recording format, which achieves eficient coding of high quality video
with less capacity.
You can record videos in SD (standard deinition). The default setting is “TV Fine (720x480/60i).” ➥page 55
You can not take photos while you are recording videos.
Step 3: Play back videos or photos
VIEWING THE LCD SCREEN OF YOUR CAMCORDER
You can ind your desired recordings quickly by using the thumbnail index view.
1. Press the MODE button to select the Play mode.
• The thumbnail index view appears. The thumbnail of the latest created or
played ile is highlighted.
2. Select the Video or Photo thumbnail index view screen.
• You can simply switch between video and photo thumbnail view using the
zoom lever.
3. Use the Control ( / /  / ) button to select a desired video or photo,
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• You can enjoy detailed, brilliant quality videos on a connected TV. ➥page 98
Step 4: Save recorded videos or photos
Simple and fun! Enjoy the various features of Intelli-studio on your Windows computer.
Using the Intelli-studio program built in your camcorder, you can import videos/photos into your
computer, edit or share the videos/photos with your friends. For details, see page 102.
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IMPORTING AND VIEWING VIDEOS/PHOTOS FROM THE CAMCORDER TO YOUR PC
1. Launch the Intelli-studio program by connecting the camcorder to your
PC via the USB cable.
• A new ile saving screen appears with the Intelli-studio main window.
Click “Yes”, the uploading procedure will start.
Folders directory on your PC
2. Click “Import folder” to import the videos or photos from the PC to
Intelli-studio, you will see the iles location on the Intelli-studio browser.
3. You can double-click on the ile you would like to start playing.
“Import folder” button
Imported Files
SHARING VIDEOS/PHOTOS ON YouTube/Flickr
Share your contents with the world, by uploading photos and videos directly to a web site with a single click.
Click on the “Share”  “Upload to Share Site” tab on the browser. ➥page 106
The Intelli-studio runs automatically once the camcorder is connected to a Windows computer (when you
specify “PC Software: On”). ➥page 93
Step 5: Delete videos or photos
If the storage media is full, you cannot record new videos or photos. Delete videos or photos data that have been
saved on a computer from the storage media. Then you can record new videos or photos on newly freed-up space.
Press the MODE button to switch the Play mode  Press the MENU button  Control button
( / /  / /OK) to select "Delete." ➥page 72
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WHAT'S INCLUDED WITH YOUR CAMCORDER
Your new camcorder comes with the following accessories. If any of these items are missing from your box, call Samsung’s
Customer Care Center.
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LCD
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SMX-K40, SMX-K400
SMX-K44
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52x (Optical),
65x (Intelli),
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Battery pack
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AC power adaptor
(AA-MA9 type)
AD44-00151A
Audio/Video cable
AD39-00168A
USB cable
AD39-00169A
Quick start guide
AD68-03848A
User manual CD
AD46-00259A
Core filter
3301-001502
Mini HDMI cable
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1109-001415
Carrying case
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AD69-00929A
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Parts and accessories are available for purchase at your local
Samsung dealer. SAMSUNG is not responsible for reduced
battery life time or malfunctions caused by any unauthorized use
of accessories such as the AC adaptor or the batteries.
A memory card is not included. See page 38 for memory cards
compatible with your camcorder.
Your camcorder includes a user manual CD and a quick start
guide (printed).
(Optional) : This is an optional accessory. To buy one, contact
your nearest Samsung dealer.
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FRONT & LEFT VIEW
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Recording start/stop button
LCD screen
Power ( ) button
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LCD Enhancer ( ) button
EASY Q button
Display ( )/ VIEW button
HD OUTPUT switch (ON/OFF)
RIGHT & TOP / BOTTOM VIEW
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Be careful not to cover the internal microphone and lens during recording.
CAUTION
Usable Memory Card
(32GB Max)
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This section provides information that you should know before using this camcorder: such as how to use the provided
accessories, how to charge the battery, and how to setup the operation mode and initialize setup.
ATTACHING THE GRIP BELT
Adjust the length of grip belt so that the camcorder is stable when you
press the Recording start/stop button with your thumb.
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excessive force to insert your hand, the hand strap hook of the
camcorder may be damaged.
ATTACHING THE CORE FILTER
Attach the core ilters to the cables. The core ilter reduces interference.
1. To open the core ilter, release the stoppers on both
ends of the core ilter.
2. Attach the core ilter to the cable near its connecter as
shown in the igure.
3. Close the core ilter until it clicks shut.
• Take care not to damage the cable.
• When connecting a cable, attach the end with the
core ilter to the camcorder.
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a USB cable
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Stopper
a mini HDMI cable
ADJUSTING THE LCD SCREEN
The wide LCD screen on your camcorder offers high quality image viewing.
1. Open the LCD screen with your inger.
• The screen opens up to 90°.
2. Rotate the LCD screen towards the lens.
• You can rotate it up to 180° towards the lens and up to 90° backward. To view recordings
more conveniently, rotate the screen by 180° towards the lens, then fold it back to the body.
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camcorder.
• When the LCD screen is rotated by 180°, the left and right sides of the subject are shown in reverse, which produces
horizontally lipped image.
• Remove ingerprints or dust on the screen with a soft cloth.
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CONNECTING A POWER SOURCE
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Use the IA-BH130LB battery pack only.
The battery pack may be charged a little at the time of purchase.
Battery pack insertion/ejection
It is recommended you purchase one or more additional battery packs to allow continuous use of your camcorder.
Inserting the battery pack
1. Slide and open the battery slot cover as shown in the igure.
2. Insert the battery pack into the battery slot until it locks.
• Make sure that the SAMSUNG logo is facing up while
the battery pack is placed as shown in the igure.
3. Slide and close the battery slot cover.
Insert
Ejecting the battery pack
1. Pull the ejected battery out in the direction as shown in the
igure.
2. Slide and close the battery slot cover.
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Remove the battery pack separately from the camcorder
while not in use.
We recommend preparing an additional battery pack for
prolonged outdoor use.
Additional battery packs can be purchased from samsungparts.com.
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You can charge the battery using the AC power adaptor or USB cable.
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Insert the battery in the camcorder. ➥page 16
Open the connector cover of the unit.
Charge the battery using the AC power adaptor or USB cable.
• The CHG (charge) lamp lights up and charging starts. When the
battery is fully charged, the charging (CHG) lamp turns green.
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Using the AC power
adaptor
Connect the AC power adaptor to the camcorder
properly and plug the AC power adaptor in the
wall outlet.
Using the USB cable
Connect the USB cable to the camcorder properly
and connect the other end to a USB port of a PC.
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Charging the battery pack at low temperature may take longer or fail
to fully charge (green indicator will not turn on).
Please make sure that there are no foreign substances in the plug and
socket when you connect the AC power supply to the camcorder.
Fully charge the battery pack before use.
When using the AC power supply, place it close to the wall outlet.
If you experience a malfunction while using the camcorder, separate the
AC power supply immediately from the wall outlet.
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When recording indoors with an available wall outlet, it is convenient to use the AC power supply instead of the
battery pack.
It is recommended to charge the battery pack in a place with ambient temperature of 50˚F~86˚F (10°C ~ 30°C).
When charging, if both the USB cable and AC power adaptor are connected, the AC power adaptor will override
the USB.
If the camcorder is turned on, the battery will still charge, but more charging time will be needed. It is recommended
you to keep the camcorder turned off while charging.
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Charging indicator
Tips for battery identification
✪ The color of the LED indicates the charging status.
• If the battery has been fully charged, the charge indicator is green.
• While the battery is being charged, the charge indicator lights orange.
• If an error occurs while the battery is being charged, the charge
indicator blinks orange.
Charging (CHG) lamp
The color of the charging indicator shows the charging state.
Charging state
Charging
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Charge
Fully Charged
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LED Color
(Green)
Error
(Orange Blink)
Battery Level Display
The Battery Level Display shows the amount of battery power remaining in the battery pack.
Battery Level
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Message
Fully charged
20%~40% used
40%~60% used
60%~80% used
80%~99% used
Exhausted (lickers): The device will soon turn off.
Change the battery pack as soon as possible.
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(lickers): The device will be forced to turn off after 3 seconds.
"Low battery"
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Before using the camcorder, charge the battery.
Above igures are based on a fully charged battery pack at normal temperature.
Low ambient temperature may affect the use time.
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(with no zoom operation, etc.)
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For your reference, the approximate time with fully charged battery pack:
Battery type
Charging time
IA-BH130LB
Using the AC power adaptor
approx. 2 hr.
Using the USB cable
approx. 4 hr.
720 x 480 (60i)
Video resolution
Mode
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Fine (
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TV Fine (
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TV Normal
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Continuous
recording time
approx. 120min.
Playback time
approx. 130min.
Web Fine (
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Web Normal
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- The time is only for reference. Figures shown above are measured under Samsung's test environment, and may
differ according to user and condition.
- We recommend using the AC power adaptor when using the Time Lapse REC function.
Continuous Recording (without zoom)
The continuous recording time of the camcorder in the table shows the available recording time when the camcorder
is in the recording mode without using any other function after recording starts. When actually recording, the battery
pack may discharge 2-3 times faster than this reference, since the record start/stop and zoom functions are being
operated, and playback is performed. Prepare additional charged battery pack(s) to allow for the time you are planning
to record on the camcorder. Note that the battery pack discharges faster in a cold environment.
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About the battery pack
The beneits of the battery pack: the Battery pack is small but has a large power capacity. It should be recharged
at temperatures between 50°F ~ 86°F (10°C ~ 30°C).
However, when it is exposed to cold temperatures (below 32°F (0°C)), its usage time is reduced and it may cease
to function. If this happens, place the battery pack in your pocket or any other warm, protected place for a short
time, then reattach it to the camcorder.
• The continuous recording times in the operating instructions are measured using a fully charged battery pack at
25 °C (77 °F). As the environmental temperature and conditions vary, the remaining battery time may differ from the
approximate continuous recording times given in the instructions.
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To preserve battery power, keep your camcorder turned off when you are not operating it.
To save battery power, you can set the "Auto Power Off" function, which turns off the camcorder if there is no
operation for 5 minutes. To disable this option, change the setting of "Auto Power Off" to "Off." ➥page 91
Do not allow metallic objects to come into contact with the terminals.
Make sure that the battery pack its irmly into place. Do not drop the battery pack.
Dropping the battery pack may cause damage.
Be careful to keep the battery pack out of the reach of children. It is a choking hazard if swallowed.
Frequent use of the LCD screen or using the fast forward or rewind buttons wears out the battery pack faster.
Remove the battery pack from the camcorder for safekeeping after using your camcorder.
Leaving the battery pack for an extended period of time may discharge the battery pack completely.
- A battery pack which is completely discharged may not turn on the recharging LED during charging.
It is designed to protect the battery pack. If the recharging LED turns on normally within 5 minutes, use the
battery pack as normal.
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Maintaining the battery pack
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We recommend only using the original battery pack that is available from your Samsung retailer. When the battery
reaches the end of its life, please contact your local dealer. The batteries have to be dealt with as chemical waste.
Clean the terminals to remove any foreign substances before inserting the battery.
Do not put the battery pack near any heat source (i.e. ire or 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 ire.
Do not expose the battery pack to water. The battery pack is not water resistant.
When fully discharged, a battery pack damages the internal cells.
The battery pack may be prone to leakage when fully discharged.
Remove the battery pack from the charger or camcorder when not in use. Even when the power is switched off,
the battery pack will still discharge if it is left attached to the camcorder.
When not using the camcorder for an extended period:
It is recommended that you charge the battery pack once every 6 months, attach it to the camcorder and use it up:
then remove the battery pack and store it in a cool place.
About the battery life
Battery capacity decreases over time and through repeated use. If decreased usage time between charges
becomes signiicant, it is probably time to replace it with a new one.
• Each battery's life is governed by storage, operating and environmental conditions.
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Use only Samsung-approved battery packs.
Do not use batteries from other manufacturers because there is a danger of overheating, ire or explosion.
Samsung is not responsible for problems occurring due to using unapproved batteries.
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Using a household power source
Make the same connections as you do when charging the battery pack.
The battery pack will not lose its charge in this case.
Using the camcorder with the AC power adaptor
It is recommended that you use the AC power adaptor to power the camcorder from a household AC outlet when you
perform settings on it, play back, or use it indoors.
- Make the same connections as you do when charging the battery pack. ➥page 17
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Before detaching the power source, make sure that the camcorder’s power is turned off.
Failure to do so can result in camcorder malfunction.
Use a nearby wall outlet when using the AC power adaptor. Disconnect the AC power adaptor from the wall outlet
immediately if any malfunction occurs while using your camcorder.
Do not use the AC power adaptor in a narrow space, such as between a wall and furniture.
Be sure to use the speciied AC power adaptor to power the camcorder.
Using other AC power adaptors could cause electric shock or result in ire.
The AC power adaptor can be used around the world. An AC plug adaptor is required in some foreign countries. If you
need one, purchase it from your distributor.
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BASIC OPERATION OF YOUR CAMCORDER
This section explains the basic techniques of recording videos or photos and also basic settings on your camcorder.
Set the appropriate operation mode according to your preference using the Power ( ) and MODE buttons.
Turning the camcorder on or off
1. Open the LCD screen to turn the camcorder on.
• Your camcorder turns on automatically when you open the LCD screen.
• The lens opens automatically when the camcorder is powered on.
• You can also turn the camcorder on by pressing the Power ( ) button.
2. To turn off the camcorder, press the Power ( ) button.
• Closing the LCD screen will not turn the camcorder off.
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Setting the operating modes
• You can switch the operating mode in the following order each time you press the MODE button.
Each time the operational mode changes, the respective mode indicator lights up.
- Record mode → Play mode → Record mode
Mode
Record mode
Play mode
Functions
To record videos or photos.
To play videos or photos, or edit them.
When using this camcorder for the first time
• When you use your camcorder for the irst time or reset it, the time zone screen appears for the startup display. Select your
geographical location and set the date and time. If you do not set the date and time, the time zone screen appears every time
you turn on the camcorder.
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You can easily record videos or photos in the same mode without having to switch modes.
When the camcorder is turned on, the self-diagnosis function operates and a message may appear.
In this case, refer to "Warning indicators and messages" (on pages 114-116) and take corrective action.
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SWITCHING TO THE POWER SAVING MODE
If you need to use camcorder for the extended time, the following functions enable you to prevent unnecessary energy
consumption.
In STBY mode:
• The camcorder switches to "Quick On STBY" mode when the LCD screen is closed. ➥page 92
In Playback mode (Includes the thumbnail view mode):
• The camcorder switches to the sleep mode when the LCD screen is closed, and then if idle for more than 20
minutes the camcorder turns off. However, if “Auto Power Off: 5 Min” is set, the camcorder turns off in 5
minutes.
• If you open the LCD screen or connect a cable to the camcorder during sleep mode, the sleep mode ends and
returns back to the last used operation mode.
LCD screen is open
LCD screen is closed
After 20 minutes
Normal View
0:00:55
Photo
1/10
Move
Play
<When the power is on>
<Sleep mode>
<Power off>
• The power saving mode does not work in the following situations:
- When the camcorder has a cable connection. (USB, AV or HDMI)
- While recording, playback, or the slideshow is being operated.
- When the LCD screen is opened.
• The camcorder consumes the less battery power in the power saving mode (about 50% of the power consumption
in the standby mode) However, if you plan to use the camcorder for the maximum length of time period, it is
recommended to turn off the camcorder by pressing the Power ( ) button when not using it.
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LCD SCREEN INDICATORS
Video and Photo record mode
1
2
3
4
5
1
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22
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7
Time Lapse Recording
8
1Sec /
21
20
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Hr
2
3
4
9
19
18
10
15
+0.3
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15
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19
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•
•
•
•
•
•
5
11
The above screen is an example for explanation:
It is different from the actual display.
The on-screen indicators are based on an 16GB SDHC
memory card capacity.
Functions marked with * will not be kept when the camcorder
is turned off and on again.
For enhanced performance, the display indications and the
order are subject to change without prior notice.
This camcorder provides one combined video and photo
record mode. You can easily record videos or photos in the
same mode without having to change it.
The total number of recordable photos is counted based on
available space on the storage media.
The number of recordable photos on the OSD is a maximum of
9,999.
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Time Lapse REC *
Operating mode ( STBY (Standby) /  (Recording))
Time counter
(Video recording time: remaining recordable time)
Photo image counter
(Total number of recordable photos)
Storage media (Memory card or built-in memory
(SMX-K44/K45 only))
Battery info. (Remaining battery level)
7
Photo Resolution / Video Resolution
8
Anti-Shake (OIS)
9
LCD Enhancer *
10
Back Light
11
Wind Cut
12
Fader *
13
Zoom (Optical Zoom / Intelli-Zoom / Digital Zoom)
14
Date/Time Display
Time Zone
Digital Effect
15
16
17
18
EV (Exposure Value) *
Manual Aperture */ Manual Shutter Speed */ C.Nite *
20
Manual Focus * / Face Detection *
White Balance
21
iSCENE / EASY Q
22
Record mode (
19
/
)
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LCD SCREEN INDICATORS
Video and Photo record mode :
Shortcut menu (OK Guide)
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9999
5
1
4
2
3
3
4
5
2
1
Quick View
Focus* (Auto Focus/Face Detection/Manual Focus)
Shortcut menu (OK Guide) / Return
EV (Exposure Value) *
iSCENE
Video and Photo record mode :
Shortcut menu (Manual)
1
STBY 0:00:00 [475Min]
2
9999
3
5
4
4
5
3
Manual Control Bar/ Value
Menu name
Shortcut menu (OK Guide) / Return
Value adjust (down)
Value adjust (up)
•
EV
0
•
•
2
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1
The illustration to the left shows the EV
(Exposure Value) screen.
Functions marked with * will not be kept when
the camcorder restarts.
The shortcut menu (OK guide) represents the
most frequently accessed functions according
to the selected mode. Pressing the OK button
will display a shortcut menu of frequently used
functions on the LCD screen.
Video Play mode : Thumbnail View
1
2
3
1
2
4
100-0006
Normal View
12
11
0:00:55
1/10
3
5
4
10
1
6
5
7
8
6
7
8
9
Photo
9
Move
10
Play
11
3
12
Video Play mode
Copy Selected (SMX-K44/K45 only)
Storage media (Memory card or built-in memory
(SMX-K44/K45 only))
Battery info (Remaining battery level)
Now / Total ile number
Error File
Scroll bar
Delete Selected
Button Guide
Edit (Combine)
Protection
Recorded time
Video Play mode : Single View
1
2
3
4
1
2
5
0:00:00/0:00:55
6
11
7
8
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
JAN/01/2009 12:00 AM
100-0001
9
4
10
11
Video Play mode
Play Status ( Play (  ) / Pause ( ❙ ❙ ))
Time code (Elapsed time / Recorded time)
Storage media (Memory card or built-in memory
(SMX-K44/K45 only))
Battery info (Remaining battery level)
Video Resolution
Protection
LCD Enhancer
File Name (File number)
Date/Time Display
Play Option
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LCD SCREEN INDICATORS
Video Play mode : Shortcut menu (OK Guide)
0:00:00/0:00:55
1
5
2
4
3
3
4
5
100-0001
Multi View
2
1
Video Play mode : Single (Volume)
0:00:00/0:00:55
1
2
2
1
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Reverse playback search ➥page 33
( Skip/Search/Slow motion/Frame-by-frame)
Volume Down
Play (  ) / Pause ( ❙ ❙ )
Forward playback search ➥page 33
( Skip/Search/Slow motion/Frame-by-frame)
Volume Up
100-0001
Date/Time Display
Volume Bar
Photo Play mode : Thumbnail View
1
2
3
1
2
4
Normal View
11
100-0001
1/10
5
6
7
10
8
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Video
9
Move
10
Full View
11
Photo Play mode
Protection
Storage media (Memory card or built-in memory
(SMX-K44/K45 only))
Battery info (Remaining battery level)
Now / Total ile number
Error File
Scroll bar
Delete Selected
Button Guide
Copy Selected (SMX-K44/K45 only)
File name (File number)
3
Photo Play mode : Single View
1
2
3
4
1
2
5
1/10
6
3
4
7
12
8
5
6
11
7
8
9
100-0001
Multi View
9
10
11
10
4
12
Photo Play mode
Slide Show
Image counter
(Current image / total number of recorded images)
Storage media (Memory card or built-in memory
(SMX-K44/K45 only))
Battery info (Remaining battery level)
Photo Resolution
Protection
LCD Enhancer
File name (File number)
OK Guide (Next image)
Shortcut menu (OK Guide) / Return
OK Guide (Previous image)
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TURNING THE SCREEN INDICATORS ON/OFF (
)
Switching the information display mode
You can switch the on-screen information display mode:
Press the Display ( ) button while the camcorder is on.
The full and minimum display modes will alternate.
• Full display mode: All relevant information will appear.
Minimum display mode: Only operating status indicators will appear.
•
•
•
•
If the camcorder has warning information, a warning message will appear.
In the menu screen, the Display ( ) button will be deactivated.
To activate iVIEW function, press the Display ( ) button in thumbnail index view
screen. ➥page 75
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<Minimum display mode>
USING THE LCD ENHANCER FUNCTION
•
•
Contrast is enhanced for a clear and bright image. This effect is also implemented outdoors in bright daylight.
You can also adjust the screen brightness in two-level increments.
) button.
1. Press the LCD ENHANCER (
• LCD adjust (  ) indicator appears and the LCD brightens.
2. You can switch the LCD enhancer function in the following order each time you press
the LCD ENHANCER ( ) button.
• LCD enhancer 1-level (  ): LCD enhancer is executed.
• LCD enhancer 2-level (  ): You can make a brighter-screen than using just one-level
adjustment.
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9999
•
•
•
LCD enhancer function does not affect the quality of the image being recorded.
When LCD enhancer operates in low illumination, some stripes may occur on the
LCD screen. It is not a malfunction and will not be recorded on your video.
Using the LCD Enhancer function may cause colors to look different on the display.
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SETTING THE ANTI-SHAKE (OIS: OPTICAL IMAGE STABILIZER) (
•
•
This function works only in Record mode. ➥page 23
Anti-Shake (OIS) is a function that, within reasonable limits, compensates for shaking
movements produced when ilming hand-held. Anti-Shake (OIS) provides a more
stable image when:
- Recording with deep zooming
- Recording a close up picture of a small object
- Recording while walking, or moving
- Recording through the window, from inside a vehicle
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Press the Anti-Shake (OIS) (
between On and Off.
•
•
•
•
•
) button to toggle the Anti-Shake (OIS) mode
9999
The EASY Q mode automatically sets the Anti-Shake (OIS) to On.
When Anti-Shake (OIS): On is set, there will be a slight difference between the actual movement and the movement on
screen.
Excessive camcorder shake may not be entirely corrected even if Anti-Shake (OIS): On is set.
Firmly hold the camcorder with both hands.
It is recommended that you specify Anti-Shake (OIS): Off when using the camcorder on a desk or tripod (not supplied).
When you record images with high magniication and the Anti-Shake (OIS) is set to On in dark locations, after-images
may stand out. In this case, we recommend using a tripod (not supplied) and turning the Anti-Shake (OIS) to Off.
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SHORTCUT MENU (OK GUIDE)
The Shortcut menu (OK guide) represents the most frequently accessed functions according to the selected mode.
✪ For example: Setting EV (Exposure Value) in the Record mode using
the Shortcut menu (OK guide).
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1. Press the OK button in STBY mode.
• The Shortcut menu (OK guide) is displayed.
2. Press the Control button () to select “EV” mode.
• Press the Control button ( / ) to adjust the exposure while viewing the
image on the LCD screen.
3. Press the OK button to conirm your selection.
• Press the OK button to exit the shortcut menu.
• Exposure value setting will be applied and (
) indicator and setting
value are displayed.
•
•
OK
STBY 0:00:00 [475Min]
9999
Auto Exposure
The Shortcut menu (OK guide) cannot be used in the EASY Q mode.
Before selecting a menu item, please check that you set the appropriate mode irst.
STBY 0:00:00 [475Min]
9999
EV
+1.0
STBY 0:00:00 [475Min]
9999
+1.0
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SHORTCUT FUNCTION USING THE CONTROL BUTTONS
Button
Record (
) mode
Video Play (
Play ( ) mode
) mode
Photo Play (
Menu
) mode selection
Single image
playback
Conirms
selection
- Access the shortcut menu - Shortcut menu
(OK guide) is
- Conirm selection
displayed
- Exit the shortcut menu - Playback / Pause
OK
OK
OK
/
- iSCENE
- Zoom (wide)
lncreases the volume
lncreases the volume
Moves
the cursor
up
- Focus
- Zoom (tele)
Decreases the volume
Decreases the volume
Moves
the cursor
down
Previous image
Moves
to the
previous
menu
Next image
Moves to
the next
menu
UP
OK
DOWN
OK
EV
LEFT
OK
Quick View
RIGHT
- Search playback RPS
(Reverse Playback Search) rate:
x2→x4→x8→x16
- Frame-by-frame playback
- Slow motion playback
(Reverse slow playback) rate:
x1/2→x1/4→x1/8→x1/16
- Previous Skip Playback
- Search playback FPS
(Forward Playback Search) rate:
x2→x4→x8→x16
- Next Skip Playback
- Frame-by-frame playback
- Slow motion playback
(Forward slow playback) rate:
x1/2→x1/4→x1/8→x1/16
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INITIAL SETTING : TIME ZONE, DATE AND TIME & OSD LANGUAGE
•
•
•
Initial setting is available in all operating modes.
To read the menus or messages in your desired language, set the OSD language.
To store the date and time during recording, set the time zone and date/time.
Turning the power on and setting the date and time
Set the date and time when using the camcorder for the irst time. If you do not set date and
time, the date and time (time zone) screen appears every time you turn on your camcorder.
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• When you turn on your camcorder for the irst time, the Time Zone screen
appears based on London, Lisbon. (Greenwich Mean Time)
• You can also set the “Time Zone: Home” from the Settings ( ) menu. ➥page 86
2. Select your geographical area with Control button ( / ), then press the OK button.
• The Date/Time Set screen appears.
3. Select the date and time information, and change the setting values by using the
Control button ( /  /  / ).
4. Make sure the clock is correctly set, and then press the OK button.
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London, Lisbon
Home:[GMT 00:00]
JAN/01/2009 12:00 AM
•
•
•
•
The year can be set up to 2037, using the “Home” menu.
) icon forwards the time by 1 hour.
Activating the (
Charging the built-in rechargeable battery
The built-in battery is always recharged while your camcorder is connected to the AC
power or while the battery pack is attached. If the camcorder is not in use for about
2 months without connecting to the AC power or attaching the battery pack, the built-in
battery fully discharges. If this occurs, charge the built-in battery by connecting to the
supplied AC adaptor for 24 hours.
After setting, the date and time are automatically recorded on a special data area of the
storage media.
Date/Time Set
Date/Time Set
Home
Month Day Year Hour Min
JAN / 01 / 2009
12 : 00
Back
Move
Turning the date and time display on/off
• To switch the date and time display on or off, access the menu and change the Date/Time Display mode. ➥page 89
Simple setting of the clock by time difference
• You can easily set the clock to the local time by setting a time difference when using your camcorder abroad.
Select "Time Zone" on the menu, then set the time difference. ➥page 86
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Selecting the OSD language
You can select the desired language to display the menu screen and the messages.
1. Press the MENU button.
• The menu screen appears.
2.
Press the Control button ( / ) to select "Settings."
The menus in "Settings" mode will appear.
•
3. Press the Control button ( / ) to select "Language", and then
press the OK button.
4. Press the Control button ( / ) to select the desired OSD language,
and then press the OK button.
• English / 한국어/ Français / Deutsch / Italiano / Español / Português /
Nederlands / Svenska / Suomi / Norsk / Dansk / Polski / Čeština / Slovensky
/ Magyar / limba română / Български / Ελληνικά / српски / Hrvatski /
/
/
/
/ Türkçe /
/
/ IsiZulu
STBY 0:00:00 [475Min]
Settings
Default Set
Version
Language
Exit
Select
STBY 0:00:00 [475Min]
Settings
Default Set
English
Version
Language
Exit
Français
Move
Select
5. Press the MENU button to exit the menu.
• The OSD language is refreshed in the selected language.
•
•
•
Even if battery pack or AC power are removed, the language setting will be preserved.
The "Language" options may be changed without prior notice.
The date and time format may change depending on the selected language.
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about the storage media
SELECTING THE STORAGE MEDIA (SMX-K44/K45 ONLY)
You can record on the built-in memory or a memory card, so you should select the desired storage media before
starting recording or playback.
• You can use SDHC cards on your camcorder.
(Some cards are not compatible depending on a memory card manufacturer and memory card type.)
• Before inserting or ejecting a memory card, turn the camcorder off.
•
Selecting the storage media
1. Press the MENU button.
• The menu list will appear.
2. Press the Control button ( / ) to select "Settings."
3. Press the Control button ( / ) to select "Storage Type", then press the
OK button.
4. Press the Control button ( / ) to select "Memory" or "Card",
then press the OK button.
• "Memory": When using the built-in memory.
• "Card": When using a memory card.
5. Press the MENU button to exit.
STBY 0:00:00 [475Min]
Settings
:
Storage Type
Storage Info
Format
Exit
Select
STBY 0:00:00 [475Min]
Settings
Storage Type
Storage Info
Memory
Card
Format
Exit
Move
Select
Using the built-in memory (SMX-K44/K45 only)
•
Because this camcorder has an embedded 16GB (SMX-K44 only), 32GB (SMX-K45 only) memory, it is not
necessary to buy extra storage media.
Using a memory card (not supplied)
•
•
This camcorder has a card slot for access to SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity).
You can use SDHC cards on your camcorder.
- Some cards are not compatible depending on a memory card manufacturer and memory card type.
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•
•
•
•
Never format the built-in memory or memory card using a PC.
If you insert a memory card when the camcorder is on, the pop-up message will prompt you automatically to select
the storage type. (SMX-K44/K45 only)
If there is no memory card inserted, only the built-in memory will be available. (SMX-K44/K45 only)
Do not eject a memory card while it is being used in the camcorder. A memory card and its data may be damaged.
Do not remove the power (battery pack or AC power adaptor) when accessing storage media with recording,
playback, format, delete, etc. The storage media and its data may be damaged.
INSERTING / EJECTING A MEMORY CARD
Inserting a memory card
1. Turn the camcorder off.
2. Slide and open the battery/memory card cover as shown in
the igure.
3. Insert a memory card into the memory card slot until it softly
clicks in the direction of the arrow shown in the igure.
4. Close the cover.
Insert
Ejecting a memory card
1. Turn the camcorder off.
2. Slide and open the battery/memory card cover as shown in
the igure.
3. Slightly push the memory card inwards to pop it out.
4. Pull the memory card out of the memory card slot and close
the cover.
CAUTION
Eject
As shown in the igure, be sure to slide the memory card
inwards with the label facing the battery.
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about the storage media
SELECTING A SUITABLE MEMORY CARD
A memory card is a compact portable storage media.
•
•
•
•
•
You can use an SDHC memory card.
(Memory cards must be purchased separately.)
Terminals
- You can also use an SD memory card, but recommended that you use an SDHC
memory card with your camcorder. (SD cards up to 2GB are supported with this
Protection
camcorder. Normal operation is not guaranteed with SD cards bigger than 2GB.)
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In this camcorder, you can use memory cards (SD/SDHC) of the following capacity:
<SDHC memory card>
SD: 512MB~2GB, SDHC: 4~32GB
<Usable Memory Card>
Compatible recording media
(512MB ~32GB)
- The following recording media have been recommended for use with this camcorder.
Others are not recommended, so buy such products with caution.
SDHC or SD memory cards: By Panasonic, SanDisk, and TOSHIBA
If other media are used, they may fail to record data correctly, or they may lose data that has already been recorded.
For video recording, use a memory card that supports faster write speed (at least 2MB/sec).
SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) Memory Card
The SDHC card is a higher version (Ver.2.00) SD card and supports capacity above 2GB.
An SDHC card has a mechanical write protection switch. Setting the switch prevents accidental erasure of iles
recorded on the card. To enable writing, move the switch up towards terminals. To set write protection, move the
switch down.
• Due to changes In File Allocation System and physical speciications, SDHC memory cards can not be used with
current SD enabled host devices. SDHC memory cards can only be used with only SDHC enabled host devices.
•
•
Cautions for memory card
Damaged data may not be recovered. It is recommended you make a back-up of important data on the hard disk
of your PC.
• Turning the power off or removing a memory card during operations such as formatting, deleting, recording, and
playback may cause data loss.
• After you modify the name of a ile or folder stored in a memory card using your PC, your camcorder may not
recognize the modiied ile.
•
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Handling a memory card
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
It is recommended that you power off before inserting or removing a memory card to avoid data loss.
It is not guaranteed that you can use a memory card formatted by other devices. Be sure to format your memory
card using this camcorder.
You have to format newly-purchased memory cards, memory cards with data that your camcorder cannot
recognize or are saved by other devices. Note that formatting erases all data on a memory card.
If you cannot use a memory card that has been used with another device, format it with your camcorder.
Note that formatting erases all information on a memory card.
A memory card has a certain life span. If you cannot record new data, you have to purchase a new memory card.
A memory card is a precision electronic media. Do not bend, drop, or cause strong impact to the card.
Do not use or store at high temperatures, in humidity or a dusty environment.
Do not bring foreign substances on memory card terminals. Use a soft, dry cloth to clean the terminals if required.
Do not paste anything other than the label supplied with the card on the label pasting portion.
Be careful to keep a memory card out of the reach of children, who might swallow it.
The camcorder supports SDHC memory card for data storage.
• The data storage speed may differ, depending on the manufacturer and production system.
• Using a lower write speed memory card when recording a video may cause problems when storing the
video on a memory card. You may even lose your video data during the recording.
• In an attempt to preserve every bit of the recorded video, the camcorder forcibly stores the video on a
memory card and displays a warning: "Low speed card. Please record a lower resolution."
To facilitate video recording, you are recommended to use a memory card that supports faster write
speed.
• If you are forced to use a low speed memory card, resolution of the recording may be lower than the set
value. However, the higher the resolution, the more memory will be used.
• For optimal performance of the camcorder, ensure that you purchase a fast speed memory card.
Actual formatted capacity may be less as the internal firmware uses a portion of the memory.
•
•
•
Samsung is not responsible for data loss due to misuse.
We recommend using a memory card case to avoid losing data from moving and static electricity.
After a period of use, a memory card may get warm. This is normal and is not a malfunction.
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about the storage media
RECORDABLE TIME AND CAPACITY
The following shows the camcorder’s maximum recording time and number of images according to the resolution
/ memory capacity.
• For recording videos and photos, please note the approximate maximum limits.
•
Recordable time for videos
Built-in memory*
16GB
32GB
380min.
760min.
1GB
23min.
2GB
47min.
720x480(60i)
480min.
960min.
30min.
60min.
120min.
240min.
480min.
960min.
720x480(60i)
620min.
1,240min.
38min.
77min.
155min.
310min.
620min.
1,240min.
640x480(30p)
480min.
960min.
30min.
60min.
120min.
240min.
480min.
960min.
) 640x480(30p)
620min.
1,240min.
38min.
77min.
155min.
310min.
620min.
1,240min.
Media
Capacity
) 720x480(60i)
TV Super Fine (
TV Fine (
)
TV Normal (
)
Web Fine (
)
Web Normal (
Memory Card
4GB
8GB
95min.
190min.
16GB
380min.
32GB
760min.
(Unit: Approximate minutes of recording)
Recordable number of photos
Media
Capacity
Mode
Resolution
800x600
4:3
1600x1200
848x480
16:9
1696x960
Built-in memory*
Memory Card
16GB
32GB
1GB
2GB
4GB
8GB
16GB
32GB
9,999
9,999
9,999
9,999
9,999
9,999
9,999
9,999
1,920
760
1,920
760
3,840
1,530
3,840
1,530
7,680
3,040
7,680
3,040
9,999
6,080
9,999
6,080
9,999
9,999
9,999
9,999
9,999
9,999
9,999
9,999
(Unit: Approximate number of images)
1GB 1,000,000,000 bytes : actual formatted capacity may be less as the internal firmware uses a
portion of the memory.
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The previous igures are measured under Samsung’s standard recording test conditions and may differ depending
on the test or use condition.
The camcorder provides ive resolution options for video recordings:
- "TV Super Fine", "TV Fine", "TV Normal", "Web Fine", "Web Normal."
- "TV Super Fine", "TV Fine" and "TV Normal" modes provide optimal operation with a TV.
"Web Fine" and "Web Normal" modes provide optimal operation with web-based applications.
The compression rate increases while lowering the resolution ( in the order of "TV Super Fine", "TV Fine",
"TV Normal", "Web Fine", "Web Normal"). The higher the compression rate is, the lower the resolution is,
but the recording time will be increased.
The recording length of a Time Lapse REC may vary depending on settings.
The compression rate automatically adjusts to the recording image, and the recording time may vary accordingly.
You can use an SDHC memory card on your camcorder.
Some cards may not be compatible depending on a memory card manufacturer and memory card type.
Proper operation is not guaranteed for those memory cards that are not formatted by this camcorder.
Perform the formatting directly on the camcorder.
To facilitate video recording, it is recommended to use a memory card that supports faster write speed.
(Write speed: 2MB / sec or higher) If you use a low write speed memory card, recording may stop with a message
of "Low speed card. Please record a lower resolution."
The camcorder will operate properly with memory cards up to 32GB for recording / playback.
Memory cards bigger than 32GB in capacity may not work properly.
A memory card that is used to store a video can cause unwritable areas, which may result in reduced recording
time and free memory space.
The maximum size of a video (H.264/AVC) ile that can be recorded at one time is 1.8GB.
The camcorder can store up to 9,999 iles of videos and photos in one memory card.
Video (or photo) images recorded by other equipment are not playable on this camcorder.
Items marked with * are available only with 16GB (SMX-K44 only), 32GB (SMX-K45 only) models.
For recording, 16:9 aspect ratio will use more memory than 4:3 aspect ratio. You can select the desired LCD
display aspect ratio for recording or playback (16:9 Wide/4:3 aspect ratio). ➥page 56
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Basic procedures to record a video or photo image are described below and on the following pages.
RECORDING VIDEOS
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The camcorder provides two Recording start/stop buttons. One is on the rear side of the
camcorder and the other one is on the LCD panel. Select the one that works best for you.
Open the LCD screen to turn on the camcorder.
• You can also turn the camcorder on by pressing the Power ( ) button.
• Connect a power source to the camcorder. ➥page 16
(A battery pack or an AC power adaptor)
• Set the appropriate storage media. ➥page 36 (SMX-K44/K45 only)
(If you want to record on a memory card, insert a memory card.)
• If required, change the video resolution and aspect ratio at your preference.
Check the subject on the LCD screen.
Press the Recording start/stop button.
• The recording indicator (
) will display and recording will start.
• To stop recording, press the Recording start/stop button again.
When recording is inished, turn the camcorder off.
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Using the Quick View function, you can view the most recently recorded video or photo image right after your recording.
Press the OK button in STBY mode right after your recording.
Shortcut menu (OK guide) is displayed on the LCD screen.
2. Press the Control button () to view the most recent video (or photo) you have recorded.
• After the Quick view is inished, your camcorder switches back to the STBY mode.
• During a Quick view, use the Control buttons ( / / /OK) for playback search or deleting
the current file.
The Quick View function is not available in the following conditions:
- If the mode has been changed after the recording or the camcorder is connected USB cable.
- If the camcorder has been turned off and on again after the recording.
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Samsung is not responsible for any loss or damages due to the memory card problem such as saving failures and abnormal
playbacks.
Beware that you can not recover a damaged recorded data.
Do not disconnect the power source (battery pack, AC adaptor) during a recording. Otherwise, it may cause damage to the
storage media or data corruption.
For on-screen information display. ➥page 25
Eject the battery pack when you have inished recording to prevent unnecessary battery power consumption.
For various functions available when you record videos. ➥pages 53~68
During recording, some button operations are unavailable. (MODE button, MENU button, etc.)
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Sound is recorded from the internal stereo microphone on the front of the camcorder. Take care that this microphone is not
blocked.
Before recording an important video, make sure to test the recording function to check if there is any problem with the audio
and video recording.
Do not operate the Power ( ) button or remove a memory card while accessing the storage media.
Doing so may damage the storage media or the data on the storage media.
LCD screen brightness and color can be adjusted from the menu. Adjusting the brightness or color of the LCD screen does
not affect the image to be recorded. ➥page 89
This camcorder provides one combined video and photo record mode.
You can easily record videos or photos in the same mode without having to change it.
You cannot use a locked memory card for recording. You will see a message saying recording is disabled due to the lock.
You can switch the play mode to the record mode by pressing the Recording start/stop or MODE button.
If the power cable/battery is disconnected or recording is disabled during recording, the system is switched to the data
recovery mode. While data is being recovered, no other function is enabled. After data recovery, the system will be switched
to the STBY mode. When the recording time is short, the data recovery might fail.
RECORDING WITH EASE FOR BEGINNERS (EASY Q MODE)
With the EASY Q function, most of the camcorder settings are automatically adjusted, which frees you from detailed adjustments.
1.
Open the LCD screen to turn on the camcorder.
You can also turn the camcorder on by pressing the Power ( ) button.
Press the EASY Q button.
• When you press the EASY Q button, most functions turn off and the following
functions are set to "Auto." (Focus, iSCENE, etc. )
• The EASY Q (
) and Anti-Shake (OIS) (
) indicators appear on the screen at
the same time.
To record videos, press the Recording start/stop button.
• To take photos, press the PHOTO button.
• Recording will begin using the basic automatic settings.
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Press the EASY Q button again.
The EASY Q (
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) indicators disappear from the screen.
Most settings will return to the settings that were set prior to activating the EASY Q mode.
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Unavailable buttons during EASY Q operation:
• The following button and menu operations are unavailable because the items are automatically set.
The corresponding message "Release the EASY Q" may appear if unavailable operations are attempted.
- MENU button / OK button
• Cancel the EASY Q function if you want to add any effect or settings to the images.
• During recording, you cannot set or release the EASY Q mode.
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TAKING PHOTOS
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You can take photos with the PHOTO button.
1. Open the LCD screen to turn on the camcorder.
• You can also turn the camcorder on by pressing the Power ( ) button.
• Set the appropriate storage media. ➥page 36 (SMX-K44/K45 only)
(If you want to record on a memory card, insert a memory card.)
• If required, change the photo resolution at your preference.
2. Check the subject on the LCD screen.
3. Press the PHOTO button.
• Shutter sound is heard.
Indicators (
 ) on the screen disappear, and the photo image is recorded.
• While saving a photo image to the storage media, you cannot take the next photo.
4. When taking a photo is inished, turn the camcorder off.
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Maximum number of recordable images may vary depending on the subject and resolution setup.
Audio will not be recorded with the photo image on the storage media.
If the focus is not clear enough, adjust it manually.
LCD screen brightness and color can be adjusted from the menu. Adjusting the brightness or color of the LCD
screen does not affect the image to be recorded. ➥page 89
Do not turn off the camcorder or remove a memory card when taking photos as it may damage the storage media
or data.
Photo image iles recorded by your camcorder conform to the “DCF (Design rule for Camera File system)” universal
standard established by the JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association).
DCF is an integrated image-ile format for digital cameras: Image iles can be used on all digital devices conforming
to DCF.
Available photo resolutions are 1696X960 and 848X480 in 16:9 aspect ratio, while 1600X1200 and 800X600 are
available in 4:3 aspect ratio. (To switch to 4:3, release 16:9 mode.) ➥page 56
This camcorder provides one combined video and photo record mode. You can easily record videos or
photos in the same mode without having to change it.
You can switch the play mode to the record mode by pressing the PHOTO or MODE button.
Using the Quick View function, you can view the most recently recorded video or photo image right after your
recording. ➥page 42
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ZOOMING IN AND OUT
Use the zoom function for close-up or wide-angle recording. This camcorder
allows you to record using 52x optical power zoom, 65x Intelli-zoom and 2200x
digital zoom.
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(Or press the Control button () on the LCD panel.)
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You can zoom with the zoom lever or the Control (W/T) button on the LCD panel.
Zoom magniication over 65x is done through digital image processing, and is
therefore called digital zoom. Digital zooming is possible up to 2200x.
Set "Zoom Type" to "Digital Zoom." ➥page 65
The minimum possible distance between the camcorder and subject while
maintaining sharp focus is about 1cm (about 0.39 inch) for wide-angle and
1m (about 39.4 inches) for telephoto.
Optical zoom preserves image quality, but during digital zoom the image
quality may suffer.
Fast zooming or zooming in subject at a far distance may produce slow
focusing. If this occurs, use "Manual Focus." ➥page 62
It is recommended to use Anti-Shake (OIS) with handheld recording if the
subject is zoomed in and enlarged.
Frequent use of the zoom function consumes more power.
Zooming during a recording may record operation sound of the zoom lever
or zoom button.
When using the zoom function, its speed can be decreased by slowly moving
the Zoom (W/T) lever. A fast moving increases the zoom speed. However, the
Zoom (W/T) button on the display cannot adjust the zoom speed.
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You can view recorded videos and photos in thumbnail index view and play them in various ways.
In the thumbnail index view, you can directly select and display a desired image without using fast forwarding and rewinding.
This camcorder provides one combined video and photo record mode. You can easily record videos or photos in the
same mode without having to change it.
CHANGING THE PLAYBACK MODE
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Pressing the MODE button changes the operation mode to Record (
/ ) and Play (
) mode in turn.
The recorded videos or photos are displayed in thumbnail index view. According to the previous record mode, recordings will be
stored in videos or photos thumbnail index view, respectively. When switching to Play mode after recording a video, the videos
thumbnail index view appears. When switching to Play mode after recording a photo, the photos thumbnail index view appears.
How to change between video and photo thumbnail view.
• You can simply switch between video and photo thumbnail view using the zoom lever.
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PLAYING VIDEOS
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This function works only in Video Play ( ) mode.
You can ind a desired video image quickly using the thumbnail index view.
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➥page 23
• Set the appropriate storage media. (SMX-K44/K45 only) ➥page 36
(If you want to playback images on a memory card, insert a memory card.)
2. Press the MODE button to select the Play mode.
• The thumbnail index view appears. The thumbnail highlight is on the latest
created or played ile.
• Playing time of the selected ile and the thumbnail showing the video playback
will appear on the screen.
3. Select the Video thumbnail index view screen.
• You can simply switch between video and photo thumbnail view using the
zoom lever.
4. Use the Control button ( /  /  / ) to select the desired videos, and then
press the OK button.
• If you set the Date/Time Display before video playback, date/time appears
briely for about a second and then the selected video starts playing.
• Shortcut menu for playback will be displayed for a while.
• The selected videos are played according to the Play Option setting. ➥page 71
• To stop playback and return to the thumbnail index view, move the zoom lever.
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If there is no ile stored to view, the message "Empty" appears.
Video iles may not playback on the camcorder in the following cases:
- Video iles edited or renamed on a PC
- Video iles recorded by devices other than the camcorder
- Video ile formats that are not supported
The built-in speaker automatically turns off when the Audio/Video cable is connected to the camcorder. (When
connected to external devices, volume adjustment should be done on the connected external device.)
You can playback recorded video iles on a TV or a PC. ➥pages 95,100
You can upload recorded videos or photos to YouTube or Flickr using Intelli-studio. ➥page 105
For various functions available during playback, see "playback options." ➥pages 69~81
Use the Quick View function if you want to preview the last recorded video or photos. ➥page 42
Adjusting the volume
Press the Control button ( / ) to increase or decrease the volume.
• The volume bar disappears after 3~4 seconds.
• You can hear the recorded sound from the built-in speaker.
• The level can be set to anywhere between 0 and 10.
(If you close the LCD screen while playing, you will not hear the sound from the
speaker.)
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Various Playback Operations
Still playback (pause) ( / ❙❙ )
• Press the OK button during playback.
- To resume normal playback, press the OK button again.
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Search playback (
• During playback, press and hold the Control button () for forward search,
or to the left for reverse search.
• Pressing the Control button to ( / ) repeatedly increases the search
speed for each direction.
- RPS (Reverse Playback Search) rate: x2→x4→x8→x16
- FPS (Forward Playback Search) rate: x2→x4→x8→x16
• To resume normal playback, press the OK button.
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• During playback, press the Control button () to locate the start point of the
current ile. Pressing the Control button () repeatedly skips iles in the reverse
direction.
• Press the Control button () within 3 seconds from the start point, and the irst
image of the previous ile is skipped.
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• In pause mode, use the Control button ( / ) to play the video forward or backward one frame at a time.
- To resume normal playback, press the OK button.
Slow motion playback (❙ / ❙)
• During pause, holding the Control button ( / ) reduces the playback speed.
• During slow motion playback, pressing the Control button ( / ) changes the playback speed.
- Forward slow playback rate: x1/2 → x1/4 → x1/8 → x1/16
- Reverse slow playback rate: x1/2 → x1/4 → x1/8 → x1/16
- To resume normal playback, press the OK button.
• Recorded sound is not heard in slow motion playback.
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VIEWING PHOTOS
This function works only in Photo Play ( ) mode.
You can ind and view desired photos quickly using the thumbnail index view.
1. Open the LCD screen and then the camcorder is powered on automatically.
➥page 23
• Set the appropriate storage media. (SMX-K44/K45 only) ➥page 36
(If you want to playback images on a memory card, insert a memory card.)
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2. Press the MODE button to select the Play mode.
• The thumbnail index view appears. The thumbnail highlight is on the latest
created or played ile.
3. Select the Photo thumbnail index view screen.
• You can simply switch between video and photo thumbnail view using the
zoom lever.
4. Use the Control button ( /  /  / ) to select the desired photos, and then
press the OK button.
• Shortcut menu for playback will be displayed for a while.
• To view the previous/next photo, press the Control button ( / ).
• To return to the thumbnail index view, move the zoom lever.
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Doing so may damage the recorded data.
Your camcorder may not playback the following photo iles normally;
- A photo with its ile name changed on a PC.
- A photo recorded on other devices.
- A photo with a ile format not supported on this camcorder (does not conform
to DCF standards).
Loading time may vary depending on the size and quality of the selected photo.
The Quick View function is used if you want to preview the last recorded photos.
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CHANGING THE MENU SETTINGS
You can change the menu settings to customise your camcorder. Access the desired
menu screen by following the steps below, then change the various settings.
1. Open the LCD screen to turn on the camcorder.
• You can also turn the camcorder on by pressing the Power (
) button.
2. Press the MENU button.
• The menu screen appears.
3. Select the desired submenu and menu item with the Control buttons
( /  /  / ) and the OK button.
• To return to the normal screen, press the MENU button.
• Depending on the mode selected, some menu items may not be available to
select and change.
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Button Tips
a. MENU button : Use it to enter or exit the menu.
b. Control button ( /  /  / ) : Use it to move up/down/left/right
c. OK button : Use it to select or conirm the menu.
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✪ Follow the instructions below to use each of the menu items listed after this page.
For example: Setting iSCENE in the Record mode.
1. Open the LCD screen to turn on the camcorder.
• You can also turn the camcorder on by pressing the Power (
2. Press the MENU button.
• The menu screen appears.
) button.
3. Press the Control button ( / ) to select "iSCENE."
4. Select the desired submenu item with the Control button ( / ), and then press
the OK button.
5. Press the MENU button to exit the menu.
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However, if "Auto" is selected in the iSCENE mode, the item's indicator may
not be displayed on the screen. (iSCENE, Back Light, Focus, etc.)
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Accessing items in the menu depends on the operation mode.
For operation details, see the corresponding page. ➥pages 54~68
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Recording menu items
Items
iSCENE
Video Resolution
Photo Resolution
16:9 Wide
White Balance
Aperture
Shutter Speed
EV
C.Nite
Back Light
Focus
Digital Effect
Fader
Wind Cut
Zoom Type
Time Lapse REC
Guideline
Settings
Record (
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Default value
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Auto
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TV Fine
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Auto
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USING THE RECORDING MENU ITEMS
You can the menu items for video or photos recording.
iSCENE
This camcorder automatically sets the shutter speed and aperture according to the subject brightness for optimum recording:
You can also specify one of various modes depending on subject conditions, recording environment or purpose of ilming.
item
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on-screen display
"Auto"
- You can shoot images in Auto adjustment mode.
- Reduces blurring when recording rapidly moving subjects such as in golf or tennis.
If the Sports mode is used under a luorescent light, the image may licker.
In this case, use the Auto mode for recording.
- Creates a shallow depth of ield so that the person or subject appears against a softened background.
- The portrait mode is most effective when used outdoors.
- EV value is automatically adjusted to the optimal.
- Prevents overexposure of subject's face, etc. when strong light strikes the subject,
as in a wedding or on stage.
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"Sports"
"Portrait"
"Spotlight"
"Beach"
- Where sunlight is intense like a beach.
"Snow"
- Where relection of light is intense like a snowield.
"High Speed"
"Food"
"Waterfall"
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- Recording close-up objects in high saturation.
- Recording a waterfall or fountain.
You can check the selected iSCENE on the on-screen information display.
However, nothing will appear in "Auto" mode.
The iSCENE also can be set in the shortcut menu. ➥page 32
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Video Resolution
You can select the resolution of a video to be recorded. This camcorder can record in "TV Super Fine", "TV Fine",
"TV Normal", "Web Fine" and "Web Normal" modes. The "TV Fine" mode is set as the factory default.
item
"TV Super Fine"
"TV Fine"
"TV Normal"
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Videos recorded in 720x480(60i) resolution at super-ine image quality.
Videos recorded in 720x480(60i) resolution at ine image quality.
Videos recorded in 720x480(60i) resolution at normal image quality.
Videos recorded in 640x480 (30p) resolution at ine image quality.
Supports viewing with the optimal resolution on a PC.
Videos recorded in the 640x480 (30p) resolution at normal image quality.
Supports viewing with the optimal resolution on a PC.
You can record a scene at ive resolution levels: "TV Super Fine", "TV Fine", "TV Normal", "Web Fine" or "Web Normal."
However, the better the resolution is, the more memory is used.
The recording times depend on the resolution of a video to be recorded. ➥page 40
Video resolution settings of "Web Fine" and "Web Normal" record movie in 4:3 aspect ratio even when you set it to 16:9.
Photo Resolution
You can select the resolution of the photo image to be recorded. For detailed information image capacity. ➥page 45
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contents
on-screen display
"1696x960 (16:9)" Records in 1696x960 resolution.
"848x480 (16:9)" Records in 848x480 resolution.
"1600x1200 (4:3)" Records in 1600x1200 resolution.
"800x600 (4:3)"
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Photos recorded by your camcorder may not be displayed in another device if it does not support the high resolution.
For photo development, the higher the resolution, the iner the image quality.
The number of recordable images varies depending on the recording environment. ➥page 40
High resolution images occupy more memory space than low resolution images. If a higher resolution is selected, there is
less space to store photos in the memory.
The submenu items of Photo Resolution vary depending on the selection of the 16:9 Wide function.
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16:9 Wide
You can select the desired LCD display aspect ratio for recording or playback (16:9 Wide/4:3 aspect ratio).
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"On"
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Disables the function. Displays the image in 4:3 aspect ratio.
Select to use the standard display aspect ratio of 4:3 on the screen.
on-screen display
None
Recording and viewing of 16:9 aspect ratio.
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• Please set the aspect ratio before recording. The default setting is "16:9 Wide : On."
• If you record videos in 4:3 mode, then connect the camcorder to an HDTV via HDMI, your videos will play back in 16:9 mode.
• Video resolution settings of "Web Fine" and "Web Normal" record movie in 4:3 aspect ratio even when you set it to 16:9.
White Balance
This memory camcorder automatically adjusts the color of subject. Change the white balance setting depending on the
recording conditions.
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"Daylight"
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Adjusts the White Balance automatically.
Controls the white balance according to the outdoor lighting.
"Cloudy"
Adjusts for a cloudy sky or shady location.
on-screen display
None
"Fluorescent "
Adjusts for white luorescent lighting.
"Tungsten"
"Custom WB"
Adjusts for places under incandescent lamp, or under bright lighting, such as in a photo studio.
Adjusts White Balance manually to match the light source or situation.
Setting the white balance manually :
1. Select "Custom WB".
• The indicator (
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Use an object that is not transparent.
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• The white balance setting will be applied and indicator (
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A subject can be recorded under various types of lighting conditions indoors (natural, luorescent, candlelight, etc.).
Because the color temperature is different depending on the light source, the subject tint will differ depending on
the white balance settings. Use this function for a more natural result.
Reset the white balance if lighting conditions change.
During normal outdoor recording, setting to auto may provide better results.
Do not use a colored object when setting white balance: The appropriate tint cannot be set.
Aperture
The camcorder adjusts the aperture automatically depending on the subject and recording conditions.
You can also manually adjust the Aperture to your preference.
item
"Auto"
on-screen
display
contents
Sets the aperture value automatically.
None
"Manual" Sets the aperture value manually.
Setting the aperture manually:
• Press the Control button ( / ) to adjust the aperture while viewing the image
on the LCD screen.
- Conirm your selection by pressing the OK button.
- Exposure value can be set between "F1.8" and "F22."
- If you set aperture to manual, the higher the aperture, the brighter the recorded
picture will be.
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F5.6
Exit
Adjust
OK
Understanding Aperture
The aperture stop of a photographic lens can be adjusted to control the amount of light reaching the image sensor.
The aperture value needs to be adjusted in the following cases:
• When shooting against the light or when the background is too bright.
• When shooting on a relective natural background such as at the beach or when skiing.
• When the background is overly dark (for example, night scenery).
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recording options
Shutter Speed
The memory camcorder automatically sets the shutter speed depending on the subject brightness.
You can also manually adjust the shutter speed according to the scene conditions.
item
on-screen
display
None
contents
The memory camcorder automatically sets the appropriate aperture value.
"Auto"
"Manual" Shutter speed can be set to 1/60, 1/100, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000, 1/4000, or 1/10000.
Setting the shutter speed manually:
You can set the shutter speed manually. A fast shutter speed can freeze the motion
of a fast moving subject and a slow shutter speed can blur the subject to give the
impression of motion. The adjusted value is applied right after moving the Control
button ( / ) to adjust the shutter speed.
• Press the Control button ( / ) to adjust shutter speed, then press the OK button.
- The adjusted value is applied right after pressing the Control button ( / ) to
adjust the shutter speed.
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1/500
Exit
Adjust
OK
Recommended shutter speed when recording:
shutter speed
1/60
1/100
1/250, 1/500, 1/1000
1/2000, 1/4000, 1/10000
CAUTION
conditions
The shutter speed is ixed at 1/60 second. Black bands that usually appear when shooting a TV
screen become narrower.
The shutter speed is ixed at 1/100 second. Indoor sports such as basketball. The lickering that
occurs when shooting under a lorescent light or mercury-vapor lamp is reduced.
Moving cars, trains or other rapidly moving vehicles such as roller coasters.
Outdoor sports such as golf and tennis.
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Do not shoot the sun while the shutter speed is set to 1/1000 or slower.
Slow shutter speed exposes the sensor to more lights, which may deteriorate the product.
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The image may not seem smooth when a high shutter speed is setted.
When recording with a shutter speed of 1/1000 or higher, make sure the sun is not directly shining into the lens.
Shutter speed 1/100 seconds means the shutter box is opened for 1/100 seconds.
Faster shutter speed is recommended for shooting a dynamic subject. Note that higher shutter speed produces darker
image. As the shutter speed increases, the sensor accepts less light than a slower shutter speed setup.
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EV (Exposure Value)
The camcorder usually adjusts the exposure automatically.
You can also manually adjust the exposure depending on the recording conditions.
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Adjust
Setting the exposure manually:
When manually setting the exposure, the default setting appears as the value is
automatically adjusted according to the environmental light conditions.
• Press the Control button ( / ) to adjust the exposure while viewing the
image on the LCD screen.
- Conirm your selection by pressing the OK button.
- Exposure value can be set between "-2.0" and "+2.0"
- If you set exposure to manual, the higher the exposure, the brighter the
recorded picture will be.
- Exposure value setting will be applied and (
) indicator and setting value
are displayed.
Exit
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Manual exposure is recommended in situations:
- When shooting using reverse lighting or when the background is too bright.
- When shooting against a relective natural background such as at the beach or
when skiing.
- When the background is overly dark or the subject is bright.
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The exposure also can be set in the shortcut menu. ➥page 32
The shutter speed also varies automatically depending on the EV value.
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C.Nite
You can adjust the shutter speed when recording a slow moving object, or record a brighter image in dark places
without a compromise in colors.
item
"Off"
"Auto"
"1/30"
"1/15"
•
•
contents
Disables the function.
The memory camcorder automatically adjusts image brightness.
Record a brighter image by extending the low shutter speed range to "1/30".
Record a brighter image by ixing the shutter speed to "1/15" in a dark location.
on-screen
display
None
When using the C.Nite, the image takes on a slow motion like effect.
When using the C.Nite, the focus adjusts slowly and white dots may appear on the screen, this is not a defect.
Back Light
When a subject is lit from behind, this function will compensate for lighting so that the subject is not too dark.
on-screen
item
contents
display
"Off"
Disables the function.
None
"On"
Backlight compensation brightens the subject quickly.
Back lighting inluencesrecordingwhenthesubjectisdarkerthanthebackground:
- The subject is in front of a window.
- The subject is against a snowy background.
- The subject is outdoors and the background is overcast.
- The light sources are too bright.
- 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.
<Backlight off>
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<Backlight on>
Focus
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•
The camcorder usually focuses on a subject automatically (auto-focus).
You can also manually focus on a subject depending on the recording conditions.
item
contents
on-screen
display
"Auto"
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.
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"FaceDetection" Records under the optimal condition by detecting faces automatically.
"Manual"
Manual focusing may be necessary under certain conditions that make automatic
focusing dificult or unreliable.
Facedetection
It detects and recognizes face-like shapes and adjusts focus, color and exposure
automatically. Also, it adjusts recording conditions optimised for the face detected.
• Press the Control button ( / ) to select "FaceDetection", and then press
the OK button.
- Detects a face and shows a frame on it. The detected face image is optimised
automatically.
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The Face Detection indicator (
) and Face Detection frame (
) are not
recorded.
Framing a person’s face while Face Detection is set will adjust focus and exposure
to optimal values automatically.
The Face Detection may not operate depending on the recording conditions.
For example, the Face Detection frame may appear when framing a 'face-like'
shape, even when the subject is not a person's face. If this occurs, turn off the
Face Detection feature.
The Face Detection feature will not work when framing the side of a person's face.
You must be facing them 'head-on.'
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Face Detection
Manual
Exit
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Focusingmanuallyduringrecording:
This camcorder automatically focuses a subject from close-up to ininity. However, the
correct focus may not be obtained depending on the recording conditions.
In this case, use the manual focus mode.
1. Press the Control button ( / ) to select "Manual."
• The manual focus adjustment indicator appears.
2. Press the Control button ( / ) to select the desired indicator to adjust focus,
then press the OKbutton.
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Focusingonanearersubject
To focus on a nearer subject, press the Control button ( ).
Focusingonafarthersubject
To focus on a farther subject, press the Control button ( ).
• The nearer or farther icon (
/
) appears between the indicators when
<Nearer subject >
<Further subject >
focus adjustment reaches the end.
• The adjusted value is applied right after pressing the Controlbutton ( / ) to adjust the focus.
• The manual focus setting will be applied and the (
) indicator is displayed.
Manualfocusisrecommendedinthefollowingsituations:
• Dark shooting subject
• When the background is too bright
• Subject through a window that is stained or wet
• Subject with dense horizontal or sloping stripes
• Distant subject behind a nearby wire fence
• Walls, atmosphere and other low-contrast subject
• Emitting strong light or relecting subject
• Focusing on a subject near the boundary of the frame
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You can easily adjust the focus using the Shortcut menu button. ➥page 32
Manual focusing focuses on a point in the framed scene while auto focusing focuses on the center area automatically.
Use the zoom function to catch the desired target before manually adjusting the focus. If you use the zoom function
after manual focusing, refocusing is required.
Before focusing manually, check if the "DigitalZoom" is turned off. When "ZoomType" is set to "DigitalZoom",
manual focusing will not be accurate. Turn the "DigitalZoom" off. ➥page 65
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Digital Effect
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The digital effect enables you to give a creative look to your recording.
Select the appropriate digital effect for the type of picture that you wish to record and the effect you wish to create.
There are 10 different digital effect options.
item
"Off"
contents
Disables the function.
1 "BLK&WHT"
Changes the images into black and white.
2 "Sepia"
This mode gives the images a reddish brown
pigment.
3 "Negative"
Reverses the colors and the brightness,
creating the look of a negative.
4 "Art"
Adds artistic effects to an image.
5 "Emboss"
This mode creates a 3D effect (embossing).
6 "Mosaic"
A mosaic overlay appears on an image.
7 "Mirror"
This mode cuts the image in half and makes
a mirrored image on the other half.
8 "Pastel"
This mode applies a pale pastel drawing
effect to an image.
9 "Cosmetic"
This mode helps correct facial imperfections.
on-screen
display
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2
3
4
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6
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10
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"Stepprinting" Technique of recording the image in segments.
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Fader
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.
on-screen
item
contents
display
"Off"
Disables the function.
None
"In"
As soon as you start recording, the fader will be executed.
"Out"
When the recording is done, the fader will be executed.
"In-Out"
When you start or stop recording, the fader will be executed accordingly.
Fadein
Press the Recordingstart/stop button when "Fader" is set to "In."
Recording starts with a dark screen and then the image and sound are
faded in.
Fadeout
Press the Recordingstart/stop button when"Fader"is set to "Out."
Recording stops as the image and sound are faded out.
Fade in-out
Press the Recordingstart/stop button when "Fader" is set to "In-Out."
Recording starts with a dark screen and then the image and sound are faded
in and recording stops as the image and sound are faded out.
Fade In (Approx. 3 seconds)
Fade Out (Approx. 3 seconds)
This function is disabled after being used
one time.
Wind Cut
You can reduce wind noise when recording sound from the built-in microphone. If "WindCut: On" is set, the low-frequency
components in the sound picked up by the microphone will be cut off during recording: This makes it easier to hear voice and sound
during playback.
• Use the Wind Cut feature when recording in windy places such as a beach.
item
contents
"Off"
Disables the function
"On"
Minimizes wind noise or other noise while recording.
When "WindCut" is "On", some low frequency sound is eliminated along with the sound of the wind.
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on-screen
display
None
Zoom Type
The memory camcorder offers three types of zoom: optical, intelligent and digital zoom when recording videos.
This right side of the bar shows the digital zooming zone.
The zooming zone appears when you move the zoom lever.
item
contents
"OpticalZoom" Only optical zoom is available up to 52x.
"Intelli-Zoom"
- The camcorder zooms the full width of the image sensor to obtain a larger zoom range
without any deterioration in image quality.
- Intelli-zoom is available up to 65x.
- When this option is selected, the camcorder will switch automatically to the digital zoom
when you zoom in beyond the optical or intelligent zoom range. With the digital zoom the
"DigitalZoom"
image is processed digitally so image quality will deteriorate the more you zoom in.
- Digital zoom is available up to 2200x.
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•
•
on-screen
display
None
None
None
The image quality may deteriorate depending on how much you zoom in on the subject.
Maximum zooming may result in lower image quality.
The Optical Zoom and the Intelli-Zoom preserve the video quality, but during digital zoom the image quality may suffer.
The zoom range will change depending on the aspect ratio of the video.
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Time Lapse REC
• Time Lapse REC records still images at speciic intervals you can set, and plays them as one video ile.
• This function is useful for observing the movement of clouds, the changes in daylight or blooming lowers, etc.
item
on-screen
display
contents
"Off"
Disables the function.
"On"
When you start video recording, images of the subject are captured and saved to the
storage media by set interval and total recording period.
SettingtheTimeLapseRECmode:
To record in the Time Lapse REC mode, you need to set the recording interval and total
recording time in the menu.
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Off
On
: 1Sec
24Hr
1. Press the MENU button.
Exit
2. Press the Control button ( / ) to select "TimeLapseREC."
3. Press the Control button ( / ) to select "On", then press the OKbutton.
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• The recording interval and total time for recording items are displayed.
Time Lapse REC
("Sec":seconds, "Hr": hours)
30 Sec
24 Hr
Off
4. Set a desired recording interval ("Sec") with the Controlbutton ( / ).
On
= 1Min 36Sec
5. Move to the next setting with the Control button ( / ) and set a desired total
Exit
Move
Set
recording time ("Hr") in the same way.
• While you set the preparatory settings (recording interval and total recording time),
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Time Lapse Recording
6. Press the OK button to inish the setting and press the MENU button to exit the menu.
7. After setting the Time Lapse REC mode, press the Recordingstart/stop button.
The Time Lapse REC starts.
• While playing back, it will display 30 images per second. (Sound is not available.)
For example, if the recording interval was "30" seconds and the total recording time
was "24"hours, images are automatically captured and saved in the storage media every 30 seconds for 24
hours. (After 24 hours of recording, playback will last for about "1Min36Sec")
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Example of Time Lapse REC
Total time for recording
Recording interval
Timeline
Time Lapse REC records image frames at a
predeined interval produce a time-lapse video.
Time Lapse REC is useful for ilming in the following
situations:
- Blooming lowers
- Insect’s skin-casting
- Clouds rolling by in the sky
Time for recording on the
storage media (a video clip
of Time Lapse REC)
0:00:00/0:01:36
0:00:32/0:01:36
100-0001
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0:01:04/0:01:36
100-0001
0:01:35/0:01:36
100-0001
100-0001
This function is disabled after being used one time.
30 captured images compose a video of 1 second length. Since the minimum length of a video to be saved by your
camcorder is one second, the interval deines how long the Time Lapse Recording should be set for. For example, if you set
the interval to “30Sec,” Time Lapse Recording should be set for at least 15 minutes to record a minimum video length of
1 second (30 images).
Once the Time Lapse REC inishes recording for its total recording time, it switches to standby mode.
Press the Recordingstart/stop button if you want to stop the Time Lapse REC.
Audio is not recorded during Time Lapse Recording.
When a video recording ills up 1.8GB of storage media, a new recording ile is automatically started at that point.
When the battery is discharged exhausted during Time Lapse REC, it saves recording up to that point and switches to
standby mode. After a while, it displays a warning message, then turns off automatically.
When memory runs out while performing Time Lapse REC, the camcorder switches to standby mode after saving what was
recorded so far.
We recommend using the AC power adaptor when using the Time Lapse REC function.
When a time lapse recording starts, a message of“TimeLapseRecording” blinks on the screen and it appeared to be as
if the screen is stopped. This is a normal operation; do not remove the power source or memory card from the camcorder.
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recording options
Guideline
Guideline displays a certain pattern on the LCD screen so that you can easily set the image composition when
recording images.
• The camcorder provides 3 types of guidelines.
•
item
"Off"
"Cross"
"Grid"
contents
Disables the function.
Records the subject placed in the center.
Records the subject on the horizontal or vertical composition or close-up.
Records the subject within safety zone which prevents them from being cut when
"SafetyZone" editing in 4:3 for left and right and 16x9 (2.35:1) for top and bottom. Set "Safety
Zone" when you want to have various subjects in one scene with the proper size.
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•
Positioning the subject at the cross point of the guideline provides a balanced composition.
The Guideline feature cannot be recorded on the images being recorded.
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on-screen
display
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playback options
MENU ITEMS
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•
Accessible items in the menu vary depending on the operation mode.
See pages 46-50 for playback information and button operation.
See pages 70-81 for details on menu items during playback.
 : Possible
 : Not possible
Playback menu items
Items
Multi View Option
(Thumbnail index view only)
Play Option
Delete
Protect
Copy*
Edit
Story-Board Print
Divide
Combine
(Thumbnail index view only)
Slide Show
Slide Show Option
File Info
Settings
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Video (
Default value
Page
Normal View
70
Play All
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72
73
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74

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77
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
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

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Photo (

















)
Items marked with * are available only with SMX-K44/K45 models.
In general, use of functions both in thumbnail display and full image display employs the same method, while their
detailed options may be different.
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playback options
MULTI VIEW OPTION
The Multi View Option enables you to sort thumbnails of recorded video or photos in the
order of recording, recorded date, and the iSCENE mode for playback.
1. Open the LCD screen and then the camcorder is powered on automatically.
➥page 23
• Set the appropriate storage media. (SMX-K44/K45 only) ➥page 36
(If you want to playback images on a memory card, insert a memory card.)
2. Press the MODEbutton to select the Play mode.
3. Select the Video or Photo thumbnail index view screen.
• You can simply switch between video and photo thumbnail view using the
zoom lever.
4. Press the MENU button  Control button ( / ) to select "MultiViewOption."
5. Select an option by pressing theControlbutton ( / ) and then press theOK
button.
item
contents
- The video ile thumbnails are displayed sequentially in the
order of recorded time.
"NormalView"
- The thumbnail of the last recorded or played ile is highlighted.
"DateView"
"iSCENEView"
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- Recorded iles will be sorted by the recorded date in thumbnails.
- Recorded iles will be sorted by the iSCENE mode used at
the recording time in thumbnails.
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Photo
Play
<Date View>
iSCENE View
Auto
1/10
This function is available only in the thumbnail index view screen.
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iSCENE
<iSCENE View>
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PLAY OPTION
You can set a speciic playback style according to your preference.
Normal View
1. Press the MENU button  Control button ( / ) to select "PlayOption."
2. Select an option by pressing theControlbutton ( / ) and then press the
OKbutton.
item
contents
"PlayAll"
Plays back from the selected video to the last video.
"PlayOne"
"RepeatAll"
on-screen
display
Play Option
Play All
Play One
Repeat All
Exit
The selected video will be played.
All videos will be played repeatedly.
"RepeatOne" The selected video will be played repeatedly.
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playback options
DELETE
You can erase your recordings one by one, or all at once.
1. Open the LCD screen and then the camcorder is powered on automatically. ➥page 23
• Set the appropriate storage media. (SMX-K44/K45 only) ➥page 36
(If you want to playback images on a memory card, insert a memory card.)
2. Press the MODEbutton to select the Play mode.
3. Select the Video or Photo thumbnail index view screen.
• You can simply switch between video and photo thumbnail view using the
zoom lever.
4. Press the MENU button  Control button ( / ) to select "Delete."
5. Select an option by pressing theControlbutton (  /  ) and then press the
OKbutton.
item
"SelectFiles"
"AllFiles"
contents
Deletes individual selected videos (or photos).
- To delete individual videos (or photos), select the desired videos
(or photos) to delete by pressing theOK button, then press the MENU
button to delete.
- The indicator ( ) is displayed on the selected videos (or photos).
- Pressing the OK button toggles the selection and release.
Deletes all videos (or photos).
6. The pop-up selection menu will appear depending on the selected menu item.
In this case, select the desired item with the Control buttons ( / ) and the OK
button.
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•
Note that removing the battery pack or disconnecting the AC power adaptor while you delete
iles may damage the storage media.
To protect important images from accidental deletion, activate the image protection. ➥page 73
) indicator will blink if you try to delete an image that was previously protected.
The protect (
➥page 73
You must release the protect function to delete the image.
If the write protection tab on a memory card is set to lock, you cannot delete. ➥page 38
You can also format the storage media to delete all the images at once. Be aware that all iles
and data including protected iles will be erased.
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Delete
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All Files
Exit
Delete
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PROTECT
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You can protect saved important videos (or photos) from accidental deletion.
Protected images will not be deleted unless you release the protection or format the memory.
1. Open the LCD screen and then the camcorder is powered on automatically.
➥page 23
• Set the appropriate storage media. (SMX-K44/K45 only) ➥page 36
(If you want to playback images on a memory card, insert a memory card.)
2. Press the MODEbutton to select the Play mode.
3. Select the Video or Photo thumbnail index view screen.
• You can simply switch between video and photo thumbnail view using the
zoom lever.
4. Press the MENU button  Control button ( / ) to select "Protect."
5. Select an option by pressing theControlbutton (  /  ) and then press the
OKbutton.
contents
Protects selected videos (or photos) from deletion
- To protect individual videos (or photos), select the desired videos
(or photos) by pressing the OK button, then press theMENU
"SelectFiles"
button to conirm.
- The indicator (
) is displayed on the selected videos (or photos).
- Pressing the OK button toggles the selection between protection
and release.
"AllOn"
Protects all videos (or photos).
"AllOff"
Cancels the protection for all videos (or photos).
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6. The pop-up selection menu will appear depending on the selected menu item.
In this case, select the desired item with the Control buttons ( / ) and the OK
button.
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•
Protected videos (or photos) will show the indicator (
) when they are displayed.
If the write protection tab on a memory card is set to lock, you cannot set image
protection.
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Normal View
Protect
Select Files
All On
All Off
Exit
Protect
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1/10
Move
Cancel
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COPY(SMX-K44/K45 ONLY)
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•
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Images are copied to the destination storage while original images are left in the source storage.
It copies from the currently used memory to another. For example, if the built-in memory was used,
it copies to a memory card.
Open the LCD screen and then the camcorder is powered on automatically. ➥page 23
• Set the appropriate storage media. (SMX-K44/K45 only) ➥page 36
(If you want to playback images on a memory card, insert a memory card.)
Press the MODEbutton to select the Play mode.
Select the Video or Photo thumbnail index view screen.
• You can simply switch between video and photo thumbnail view using the zoom lever.
Press the MENU button  Control button ( / ) to select "Copy."
Select an option by pressing theControlbutton ( / ) and then press theOKbutton.
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Copies the individual videos (or photos).
- To copy individual videos (or photos), select the desired videos (or photos) by
"Select
pressing the OK button.
Files"
- The indicator (
) is displayed on the selected videos (or photos), then press
the MENU button to conirm.
- Pressing the OK button toggles between selecting and releasing the copy function.
"AllFiles" Copies all the videos (or photos).
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In this case, select the desired item with the Control buttons ( / ) and the OK button.
• Images are copied in another storage media.
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Copy
Select Files
All Files
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If a memory card is not inserted, you cannot perform the "Copy" function.
If free space available on the storage is insuficient, copying may not be possible.
Delete unnecessary images. ➥page 72
Copied videos (or photos) have no protection even if the original is set to be protected.
Copying may take a while depending on the number of iles and ile size.
Copying may not operate if the battery charge is insuficient. If available, use the AC
adaptor while copying to prevent power disconnection.
Note that removing the battery pack or disconnecting the AC power adaptor while you
copy iles may damage the storage media.
Follow the same instructions to copy video clips (or photos) from a memory card to the
built-in memory. Before using this function, select the storage media that contains the
desired videos (or photos) to be copied.
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USING VIEW
This function provides a preview of the 16 image storyboard from a selected video to be printed. ➥page 76
1. Open the LCD screen and then the camcorder is powered on automatically.
➥page 23
• Set the appropriate storage media. (SMX-K44/K45 only) ➥page 36
(If you want to playback images on a memory card, insert a memory card.)
2. Press the MODE button to select the Play mode.
3. Select the Video thumbnail index view screen.
• You can simply switch between video and photo thumbnail view using the
zoom lever.
4. Use the Controlbutton ( /  /  / ) to select the desired video, press the
VIEW button.
• 16 i-Frame images appear on the LCD screen.
• The images from the selected video are selected arbitrarily, and compose the
preview of storyboard to be printed.
• If you want to save the storyboard image on the storage media, press the
PHOTO button. Then you can ind the saved storyboard image in the photo
play mode. ➥page 50
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Inthefollowingcase,itcannotbeextractedwithall16i-Framethumbnails:
- Recorded video is too short (To extract 16 i-Frame thumbnails from a video, its
recorded time should be longer than 8 seconds.)
This function is available only in the video thumbnail index view screen.
Pressing the ( ) button in STBY mode or full image display mode functions the
same as the Display ( ) button. ➥page 30
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STORY-BOARD PRINT
This function captures 16 still images arbitrarily from the selected video and saves them into the storage media.
It presents a quick overview of your video, helping you to understand the overall topic.
1. Open the LCD screen and then the camcorder is powered on automatically.
➥page 23
• Set the appropriate storage media. (SMX-K44/K45 only) ➥page 36
(If you want to playback images on a memory card, insert a memory card.)
2. Press the MODEbutton to select the Play mode.
3. Select the Video thumbnail index view screen.
• You can simply switch between video and photo thumbnail view using the
zoom lever.
4. Press the MENU button  Control button ( / /OK) to select "Story-Board
Print"  "SelectFile."
5. Use the Control button ( / /  / ) to select the desired videos, and then
press the OK button.
• A message appears asking for your conirmation.
6. Select "Yes."
• The printed storyboard image iles appear on the LCD screen for about 3
seconds.
• Images to be captured are selected arbitrarily, and compose a storyboard of
16 images. The saved storyboard can be found in the storage media’s DCIM
folder, using a computer. ➥page 109
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•
Storyboard images are displayed in 4:3 aspect ratio. Hence, it may not display the
entire image on the LCD screen. On a computer, it will display the entire image.
Usingthe VIEWbutton,youcanpreviewstoryboardimagestobe
printed. ➥page75
The storyboard printing may not show all 16 i-Frame thumbnails in following case:
- Recorded video is too short (To extract 16 i-Frame thumbnails from a video, its
recorded time should be longer than 8 seconds.)
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EDIT (DIVIDE)
You can divide a video clip as many times as you want in order to delete a section you no longer need.
The videos will be divided in groups of two.
1. Open the LCD screen and then the camcorder is powered on automatically.
➥page 23
• Set the appropriate storage media. (SMX-K44/K45 only) ➥page 36
(If you want to playback images on a memory card, insert a memory card.)
2. Press the MODEbutton to select the Play mode.
3. Select the Video thumbnail index view screen.
• You can simply switch between video and photo thumbnail view using the
zoom lever.
4. Press the MENU button Control button ( / /OK) to select "Edit"  "Divide."
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5. Select a desired video clip using the Control button ( / /  / /OK).
• The selected video clip will be paused.
6. Search the point of division by pressing theControlbutton ( / /OK).
7. Press the MENU button to pause at the point of division.
• A message appears asking for your conirmation.
8. Select "Yes."
• If you want to delete an unwanted section of a video clip, divide the video irst,
and then delete the image (section) you no longer need. After dividing the
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• The second image of the divided image will be displayed at the end of the
thumbnail index.
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Example: You can divide a video clip into two in order to delete a section you no longer need.
1. Before dividing
0~60seconds
2. After image is divided at 30 second
point.
0~30seconds
31~60seconds
3. After deleting
irst image.
0~30seconds
• One video clip is divided into two video clips.
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TheDividefunctionisnotavailableinthefollowingconditions:
- If the total recorded time of the video is less than 6 seconds.
- If you trying to divide sections without leaving 3 seconds at the beginning and the end.
- If the remaining section of the storage media space is less than approx. 40MB.
- Videos recorded or edited by other devices.
- Videos transferred to this camcorder by using Samsung Intelli-studio.
You can not delete a protected image. You must irst release the protect function to delete it. ➥page 73
The division point may drift before or after the designated point by approximately 0.5 seconds.
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EDIT (COMBINE)
You can combine two different video clips.
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2.
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6.
7.
Open the LCD screen and then the camcorder is powered on automatically. ➥page 23
• Set the appropriate storage media. (SMX-K44/K45 only) ➥page 36
(If you want to playback images on a memory card, insert a memory card.)
Press the MODEbutton to select the Play mode.
Select the Video thumbnail index view screen.
• You can simply switch between video and photo thumbnail view using the zoom lever.
Press the MENU button  Control button ( / /OK) to select “Edit”  “Combine.”
Select a desired video clip using the Control button ( / /  / /OK).
• The ( ) indicator is displayed on the selected video clips.
• Selecting the video thumbnail image toggles between the video thumbnail image
being selected for combining (the ( ) indicator appears on image) or not (the ( )
indicator is removed from image).
Press the MENU button.
• A message appears asking for your conirmation.
Select "Yes."
• The two video clips are combined in the selected order and restored as one video clip.
• The thumbnail of the irst video clip will appear in the combined video clip.
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Thecombinefunctionisnotavailableinthefollowingconditions:
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- Videos in different resolution formats (TV Super Fine/TV Fine/TV Normal vs
Web Fine/Web Normal) cannot be combined.
- Videos in different aspect ratio cannot be combined. (4:3 vs 16:9 wide)
- The video ile recorded in the Time Lapse REC mode and normal record ile cannot be combined.
- If the total size of the two iles to be combined exceeds approx. 1.8GB
- If the remaining section of the storage media space is less than approx. 40MB.
- If you combine videos having the same resolution but different qualities, the combined video will have the lower image
quality for playback. (For example, if you combine a video clip of "TVSuperFine" with another video clip of "TVFine",
which has the same resolution, then the combined video will be in "TVFine" resolution and quality.)
- Videos recorded or edited by other devices.
- Videos transferred to this camcorder by using Samsung Intelli-studio.
You cannot combine protected images. You must irst release the protect function to paste it. ➥page 73
The original video clips will not be preserved.
A maximum of 2 video clips can be combined at a time.
This function is available only in the thumbnail index view screen.
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SLIDE SHOW
You can playback all the photos stored in the storage media automatically.
1. Open the LCD screen and then the camcorder is powered on automatically.
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• Set the appropriate storage media. (SMX-K44/K45 only) ➥page 36
(If you want to playback images on a memory card, insert a memory card.)
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2. Press the MODEbutton to select the Play mode.
3. Select the Photo thumbnail index view screen.
• You can simply switch between video and photo thumbnail view using the
zoom lever.
4. Press the MENU button  Control button ( / ) to select "SlideShow"
"Start."
5. Press the OK button.
• The (
) indicator is displayed. The Slide Show will start from the current image.
• To end the slide show, press the OK button again.
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5 background music iles are stored in the camcorder by default.
When a slide show begins, it plays background music in arbitrary order.
You can adjust the background music’s volume level using the Control button
( / ) while in a slide show with music.
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SLIDE SHOW OPTION
You can enjoy a slide show with various effects.
1. Press the MENU button  Control button ( / ) to select "SlideShowOption."
2. Select an option by pressing theControlbutton ( / /  / ) and then press
theOKbutton.
item
contents
"Interval" Set the slideshow’s image transition interval. (1 sec or 3 sec)
If the "Effect" is set to "On", the slideshow displays images
"Effect"
consecutively.
If the "Music" is set to "On", the slideshow will play back with
"Music" background music. (The background music is selected randomly
from 5 sample music iles stored.)
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Slide Show Option
Interval
: 1Sec
Effect
: Off
Music
: On
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3. The Slide Show will start with selected item.
• To end the slide show, press the OK button again.
FILE INFO
You can see the image information for all images.
1. Press the MENU button  Controlbutton ( / /OK) to select "FileInfo"
"SelectFile."
2. Select a desired video clip using the Control button ( / /  / /OK).
• The information of the selected ile is displayed as shown below.
- Date
- Duration
- Size
- Resolution
• Press the MENU button again after conirming.
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File Info
Select File
Exit
File Info
100VIDEO SDV_0001.MP4
Date
: JAN/01/2009
Duration
: 00:00:55
Size
: 22.6MB
Resolution : TV Fine
Exit
OK
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settings options
CHANGING THE MENU SETTINGS IN "SETTINGS"
You can change the menu settings to customise your camcorder.
Access the desired menu screen by following the steps below and change the various settings.
1. Open the LCD screen and then the camcorder is powered on automatically.
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2. Press MENU button.
• The menu screen appears.
3. Press the Control button ( / ) to select "Settings."
• The menus in "Settings" mode will appear.
4. Select the desired submenu and menu item with the Control buttons
( /  /  / ) and the OK button.
• To return to the normal screen, press the MENU button.
• Depending on the mode selected, not all items are selectable for changing.
(If there is no storage media inserted, it cannot be selected and will be dimmed
on the menu: "StorageType(SMX-K44/K45only)","StorageInfo",
"Format", etc.)
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Storage Info
Format
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Button Tips
a. MENU button : Use it to enter or exit the menu.
b. Control button ( /  /  / ) : Use it to move up/down/left/right
c. OKbutton : Use it to select or conirm the menu.
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Reset
File No.
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Settings
Storage Info
The pop-up selection menu will appear depending on the selected menu item.
In this case, select the desired item with the Control buttons ( / ) and the OK button.
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MENU ITEMS
•
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You can setup the date/time, OSD language and display settings of the camcorder.
Settings menu items (
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Record
Items
(
/
mode
Storage Type *
Storage Info
Format
File No.
Time Zone
Date/Time Set
Date Type
Time Type
Date/Time Display
LCD Brightness
LCD Color
Auto LCD Off **
Menu Design
Transparency
Beep Sound
Shutter Sound
Auto Power Off **
Quick On STBY
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Language
Demo
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Video
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These menu items and default values may be changed without notice.
There are some functions you cannot activate simultaneously in the menu. You cannot select the grey menu items.
Items marked with * are available only with SMX-K44/K45 models.
Items marked with ** are available only when the camcorder is supplied the power using the battery pack.
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settings options
USING THE SETTINGS MENU ITEMS
Storage Type (SMX-K44/K45 only)
You can record videos (or photos) on the built-in memory or a memory card, so you should select the desired storage
media before starting recording or playback.
settings
"Memory"
"Card"
on-screen
display
contents
Select the built-in memory for storage medium. You can record or play back images on
the built-in memory.
Select a memory card as storage medium. You can record or play back images on a
memory card.
If there is no storage media inserted, it cannot be selected and will be dimmed on the menu.
Storage Info
It shows you the storage information. You can view the storage media, used memory
space and available memory space.
settings
contents
"Memory"
It shows you the memory information of the built-in
(SMX-K44/K45
memory.
only)
"Card"
•
•
It shows you the memory information of the inserted
memory card.
on-screen
display
Storage : Card
• Used : 190MB
• Free
: 14.6GB
None
Exit
None
If there is no storage media inserted, it cannot be selected and will be dimmed
on the menu.
In the Storage Info display, you can check the used and available memory
as well as the remaining recording time for each recording resolution. For the
desired information, scroll the screen using the Control ( / ) button.
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Storage Info
TV Super Fine
TV Fine
TV Normal
Web Fine
Web Normal
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Format
Use this function if you want to delete all iles completely or to correct problems on the storage media.
settings
"Memory"
(SMX-K44/K45only)
"Card"
•
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•
contents
on-screen
display
Formats the built-in memory.
None
Formats a memory card.
None
Do not remove the recording medium or perform any other operation (such as turning off the power) during formatting.
Also, be sure to use the provided AC adapter, as the recording medium may be corrupted if the battery becomes
exhausted during formatting.
If the recording medium becomes corrupted, format it again.
DonotformatthestoragemediaonaPCorotherdevice.
Make sure to format the storage media on this camcorder.
Format the memory card in the following cases:
- before using a new memory card
- a memory card formatted/recorded on other devices
- when this camcorder cannot read the memory card
A memory card with the protection tab set to lock will not be formatted.
If there is no storage media inserted, it can not be selected. Then it will be dimmed on the menu.
File No.
File numbers are assigned to recorded iles in the order they were recorded.
settings
"Series"
"Reset"
contents
Assigns ile numbers in sequence even if a memory card is replaced with another one or after
formatting, or after deleting all iles. The ile number is reset when a new folder is created.
Resets the ile number to 0001 even after formatting, deleting all iles or inserting a new memory
card.
on-screen
display
None
None
When you set "FileNo." to "Series", each ile is assigned with a different number so as to avoid duplicating ile names. This is
convenient when you want to manage your iles on a PC.
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settings options
Time Zone
You can easily set the clock to the local time when using your camcorder while travelling.
settings
"Home"
"Visit"
on-screen
display
contents
The clock will be used according to your setting on the"Date/TimeSet" menu.
Select it when using this camcorder for the irst time or when returning the clock to your
hometown date/time setting.
When you visit a different time zone, it allows you to use the local time without changing your
hometown time setting. The clock will be adjusted in accordance with the time difference
between the two locations.
Setting the clock to the local time ("Visit")
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You can easily set the clock to the local time zone when travelling.
1. Press the Control button ( / ) to select the "TimeZone" in Settings mode,
and then press the OK button.
• The Time Zone screen will be displayed.
Settings
Home
Format
Time Zone
Exit
2. Select "Visit"with the Control button (// OK) , and then select your local
area using the Control button ( / ).
• You can check the time difference between "Home"and"Visit."
3. Press the OKbutton to conirm.
• The clock is set to the time zone of the place you are visiting.
• When "TimeZone":"Visit" is set, the icon (
) will be displayed next to the
date and time display. ➥page 89
Visit
File No.
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Visit
London, Lisbon
Home:[Home 00:00]
JAN/01/2009 12:00 AM
Back
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Cities used to set the time zone
Cities
London, Lisbon
Rome, Paris, Berlin, Stockholm, Madrid,
Frankfurt
Athens, Helsinki, Cairo, Ankara
Moskva, Riyadh
Teheran
Abu Dhabi, Muscat
Kabul
Tashkent, Karachi
Calcutta, New Delhi
Almaty, Kathmandu
Cities
Time zone
+00:00
Adelaide
Time zone
+09:30
+01:00
Guam, Sydney, Brisbane
+10:00
+02:00
+03:00
+03:30
+04:00
+04:30
+05:00
+05:30
+05:45
Solomon Islands
Wellington, Fiji
Samoa, Midway
Honolulu, Hawaii, Tahiti
Alaska
LA, San Francisco, Vancouver, Seattle
Denver, Phoenix, Salt Lake City
Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Mexico City
New York, Miami, Washington D.C., Montreal,
+11:00
+12:00
-11:00
-10:00
-09:00
-08:00
-07:00
-06:00
Dacca
+06:00
Yangon
Bangkok
Hong Kong, Beijing, Taipei, Singapore,
Manila
Seoul, Tokyo, Pyongyang
+06:30
+07:00
Caracas, Santiago
Buenos Aires, Brasilia, Sao Paulo
-04:00
-03:00
+08:00
Fernando de Noronha
-02:00
+09:00
Azores, Cape Verde
-01:00
Atlanta
-05:00
The times are based on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
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settings options
Date/Time Set
Set the current date and time so they can be recorded correctly. ➥page 34
Date Type
You can select the desired date type.
settings
2009/01/01
contents
Displays the date in the order of year, month (two-digit) and day.
on-screendisplay
2009/01/01
JAN/01/2009
Displays the date in the order of month, day and year.
JAN/01/2009
01/JAN/2009
Displays the date in the order of day, month and year.
01/JAN/2009
01/01/2009
Displays the date in the order of day, month (two-digit) and year.
01/01/2009
This function depends on the “Date/TimeDisplay” setting.
Time Type
You can select the time format to display.
settings
contents
on-screendisplay
12Hr
The time is displayed in 12 hour units.
12:00AM
24Hr
The time is displayed in 24 hour units.
00:00
This function depends on the “Date/TimeDisplay” setting.
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Date/Time Display
You can set the date and time to display on the LCD screen.
• Before you use the “Date/TimeDisplay” function, you must set the date and time. ➥page 34
settings
Off
Date
Time
Date&Time
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•
contents
Current date and time information is not displayed.
Displays the current date.
Displays the current time.
Displays the current date and time.
on-screendisplay
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JAN/01/2009
12:00AM
JAN/01/200912:00AM
The date/time will read “JAN/01/200912:00AM” in the following conditions:
- The built-in rechargeable battery becomes weak or dead.
This function depends on the“DateType” and“TimeType”setting.
LCD Brightness
•
•
You can adjust the brightness of the LCD screen to compensate for ambient lighting
conditions.
Pressing the Controlbutton ( ) will brighten the screen whereas pressing the Control
button ( ) will darken the screen.
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•
•
•
A brighter LCD screen setting consumes more battery power.
If you adjust the LCD brightness when the ambient lighting is too bright, it is hard
to see the monitor indoors.
The LCD Brightness feature does not affect the brightness of images to be stored.
You can adjust the LCD Brightness from -15 to 15.
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OK
LCD Color
•
•
•
You can change the color impression of the screen with a variety of color options by
adjusting the red and blue color range.
When you set red and blue color range, the higher the igures, the brighter the LCD
screen will be.
You can adjust the LCD color (red/blue) from -15 to 15, using the Control button
( /  /  /  / OK).
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LCD Color
Red
Blue
You can manipulate the color displayed on the LCD screen by adjusting the color ratio
of red and blue.
Adjusting the color display of LCD screen does not affect the image to be recorded.
Higher the value will produce brighter LCD screen when adjusting color range of red and blue.
Exit
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settings options
Auto LCD Off
To reduce power consumption, the brightness of the LCD screen is automatically dimmed if the camcorder is idle for
more than 2 minutes.
on-screen
settings
contents
display
"Off"
Disables the function
None
When the camcorder is idle for more than 2 minutes in STBY mode, or for more than
"On"
5 minutes when recording a video, the power saving mode starts by dimming the LCD
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screen.
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When this“AutoLCDOff”function is enabled, you can press any button on the camcorder to return LCD
brightness to normal.
AutoLCDOffwillbedisabledinthefollowingcases:
- If the DC power cable (AC power adaptor, USB cable) is connected
Menu Design
You can select the desired menu design.
• "MistyWhite""PremiumBlack"
Transparency
You can select the desired transparency to display the menu.
• "0%""20%""40%""60%"
STBY 0:00:00 [475Min]
Settings
Auto LCD Off
Menu Design
The setting value is applied to the menu screen of
Record mode only.
Transparency
Exit
0%
20%
40%
Move
Select
<Transparency 0%>
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<Transparency 60%>
Beep Sound
You can set the beep sound to on/off. If there is a beep sound when operating the menu settings, the setting is turned on.
on-screen
settings
contents
display
"Off"
Disables the function
None
When on, a beep will sound every time a button is pressed.
None
"On"
TheBeepsound functioniscanceledinthefollowingcases:
- During recording, playing
- When the camcorder has a cable connection. (AV cable or mini HDMI cable)
Shutter Sound
You can turn the shutter sound on or off.
settings
contents
"Off"
Disables the function
"On"
When on, the shutter will sound with each press of the PHOTO button.
on-screen
display
None
None
Auto Power Off
To save battery power, you can set the "AutoPowerOff"function which turns off the camcorder if there is no
operation for a certain period of time.
settings
"Off"
"5Min"
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contents
on-screen
display
The camcorder does not turn off automatically.
None
For power saving purpose, the camcorder will automatically turn power off if there is no
operation for 5 minutes in STBY mode or in thumbnail index view.
None
AutoPowerOffwillbedisabledinthefollowingcases:
- If the DC power cable (AC power adaptor, USB cable) is connected
- While the "Demo" function is running
- During recording, playing (Pause excluded), or a slideshow
- While the "QuickOnSTBY" function is running (Record mode)
Press the Power ( ) button to restart the camcorder.
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settings options
Quick On STBY
When you are going to record frequently for an extended time, use the Quick On STBY function. In standby mode,
closing the LCD screen will commence the Quick On STBY mode to reduce energy consumption. Once you are ready
to record again, this function enables the camcorder to come on quickly from the power saving mode.
settings
contents
on-screen
display
In the standby mode, closing the LCD screen turns off the camcorder.
None
"5Min"
In the standby mode, closing the LCD screen will soon execute the Quick On STBY
mode, and then the camcorder turns off after 5 minutes.
None
"10Min"
In the standby mode, closing the LCD screen will soon execute the Quick On STBY
mode, and then the camcorder turns off after 10 minutes.
None
"20Min"
In the standby mode, closing the LCD screen will soon execute the Quick On STBY
mode, and then the camcorder turns off after 20 minutes.
None
"Off"
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Turning off the camcorder after use is always recommended to reduce the energy consumption, however, you can
effectively use the Quick On STBY function for the frequent shooting conditions in the speciied time schedule.
In the Quick On STBY mode, “AutoPowerOff:5Min” setting is disabled.
The mode indicator keeps blinking in the Quick On STBY mode.
TheQuickOnSTBYmodeisnotavailableinthefollowingconditions:
- When the LCD screen is open.
- When a video cable (HDMI, AV) or the USB cable is connected to the camcorder.
- When operating the buttons on the camcorder.
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PC Software
If you set PC Software to on, you can simply use the PC software by connecting the USB cable between the
camcorder and your PC. You can download the stored videos and photos stored on the camcorder to your
PC’s hard disk. Editing video/photo iles is also available using the PC software.
settings
on-screen
display
contents
"Off"
Disables the function
None
"On"
You can simply use the PC software by connecting the USB cable between the camcorder and
your PC.
None
The PC Software is compatible with the Windows OS only. ➥page 100
TV Display
You can select the output path of the OSD (On Screen Display).
settings
on-screen
display
None
contents
"Off"
The OSD appears in the LCD screen only.
"On"
The OSD appears in the LCD screen and TV. (Connecting to a TV ➥page 98)
None
Default Set
You can initialise your camcorder settings to the factory defaults (initial settings at the factory).
Initialising the camcorder settings to factory defaults does not affect recorded images.
After resetting the camcorder, set "TimeZone"and"Date/TimeSet." ➥page 34
Version
Version
The version information may be changed without notice for improvement.
Language
Samsung Electronics Co., LTD.
S/W 1.00, Jul 7 2009, 22:10:46
MICOM 1.00, JUL 7 2009
Exit
OK
You can select a desired language to display the menu and messages. ➥page 35
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settings options
Demo
Demonstration automatically shows you the major features that are included with your camcorder so that you may use
them more easily.
settings
contents
"Off"
Disables the function
"On"
Activates demonstration mode and shows various features on the LCD screen.
on-screen
display
None
None
Using the Demo function
• The Demo mode is canceled in the following cases:
- If any button is operated (Recordingstart/stop,PHOTO,EASYQ, etc.)
However, the camcorder will enter the Demo mode automatically after 5 minutes in STBY mode if it is idle for
5 minutes without operation. If you don’t want the Demo function to start, set “Demo”to“Off”.
TheDemofunctiondoesnotoperateinthefollowingcases:
- If “AutoPowerOff” is set to “5Min”(uses the battery as main power), the Auto Power Off function will turn the
camcorder off before Demo can run.
Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)
This camcorder supports Anynet+. Anynet+ is an AV network system that enables you to control all connected
Samsung AV devices with an Anynet+ supported Samsung TV remote control.
settings
contents
"Off"
Disables the function
"On"
The Anynet+ function is enabled.
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on-screen
display
None
None
When you turn on the camcorder that is connected to an Anynet+ supporting TV with an HDMI cable, the TV
(Anynet+ supported) is automatically turned on. If you do not want to use this Anynet+ function, set the “Anynet+
(HDMI-CEC)” to“Off.”
For details on the Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) function, refer to the user manual of Samsung’s Anynet+ supported TV.
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connecting to other devices
You can enjoy viewing your video recorded in SD in HD quality by setting the HDOUTPUT switch on the side of your
camcorder to “ON”. This connection is used when upconverting SD quality recorded images to HD for playback on an
HDTV. When playing back SD-quality (720x480/60i) videos on a HDTV, the images are upconverted to 1280x720/60p
or 1920x1080/60p. The connection methods and quality of the image viewed on the TV screen differ depending on what
type of TV is connected, and the connectors used. To playback high quality videos from your camcorder, check if your TV
set supports the “1920x1080p” or "1280x720p" resolutions. ThiscamcordersupportsHDMIoutputtodeliverhighdeinitionvideotransfer.
CONNECTING TO A TV
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You can view the recorded videos and photos on a large screen by connecting the camcorder to an HDTV or normal TV.
Select the HDMI jack on your TV. For more information about the connectors and the connection methods, refer to your
TV's user manual.
ConnectingtoahighdeinitionTV
HDTV
Camcorder
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OFF
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HDMI
Signal low
Mini HDMI cable
1. Turn on the camcorder and connect a Mini HDMI cable to the HDMI jack on your TV.
• When connecting a cable, the connected device may not be recognized if the camcorder is turned off.
2. Set the HDOUTPUT switch on the side of your camcorder to “ON”.
• Setting the HDOUTPUT switch to “OFF” displays the movie in its original quality.
3. Turn on your TV and set the TV’s input selector to the Input your camcorder is connected to.
• Refer to the TV’s instruction manual to see how to select the TV input.
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connecting to other devices
WhatisAnynet+function?
You can use the same remote control for devices that support the Anynet + function. You can use the Anynet +
function if the camcorder is connected with an HDMI cable to an Anynet+ supported TV. For more information,
refer to the Anynet+ supported TV’s user manual.
UnderstandingtheHDMIcable:
HDMI (High Deinition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transmitting uncompressed
digital data. The HDMI jack on your camcorder is used only for output.
Only a C-type to A-type HDMI cable can be used with this camcorder.
<A-type HDMI cable>
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<C-type to A-type HDMI cable>
The HDMI jack on the camcorder is provided for output usage only.
If the Anynet+ supported TV is connected with the camcorder, turning on the camcorder may turn the TV's power
on. If you don’t want this function, set “Anynet+(HDMI-CEC)” to “Off.” ➥page 94
Use only the HDMI 1.3 cable when connecting to the HDMI jack of this camcorder. If the camcorder is connected
with other HDMI cables, the screen display may not work.
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Connectingtoanormal(standarddeinition)TV(4:3)
Camcorder
Normal TV
Signal low
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R
AUDIO
L
Audio/Video cable
VIDEO
Use the provided Audio/Video cable to connect the camcorder to a TV as follows:
1. Connect the provided Audio/Video cable to the Audio/Video cable to the TV.
2. Turn on your TV and set the TV’s input selector to the Input your camcorder is connected to.
• Refer to the TV’s instruction manual to see how to select the TV input.
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If only a mono audio input is available on the TV set, use the white
plug (audio L) on the audio cable.
Do not use excessive force when connecting the cables.
It is recommended to use the AC power adaptor as the power
source.
Before connecting, make sure that the volume on the TV is turned
down: forgetting this may cause feedback from the TV speakers.
Carefully connect the input and output cables to the corresponding
connections on the device the camcorder is being used with.
Stereo Type
AUDIO
R
Monaural Type
VIDEO
AUDIO
VIDEO
L
White
Yellow
Yellow
Red
White
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connecting to other devices
VIEWING ON A TV SCREEN
You can enjoy widescreen recordings on an HDTV (or a regular TV).
1. Turn on the TV and set the input selector to the input connection the
camcorder is connected to.
• Refer to your TV's instruction manual to see how to set the input selector
on your TV.
2. Select the playback mode on your camcorder and start to playback videos.
• Press the MODEbutton to select the Play mode. ➥page 23
• This camcorder supports the Anynet+ function, therefore, you can use
the same remote control for both devices if connected with HDMI cable
to the Anynet+ support TV. ➥page 94
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OFF
W
MODE
T
Adjust the volume to a moderate level. If the volume is too high, the video information may include noise.
If the “TVDisplay” is set “Off”, the TV screen will not display the camcorder's OSD (On Screen Display) menus.
➥page 93
You will only hear audio from the camcorder on your TV in Video playback mode.
If you record videos in 4:3 mode, then connect the camcorder to an HDTV via HDMI, your videos will play back in
16:9 mode.
Icon
Image display depending on LCD and TV screen ratio
Video
Photo
16:9
4:3
Refer to page 56 for the "16:9Wide" setting.
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LCD
Subject
TV
16:9
4:3
RECORDING (DUBBING) IMAGES ON A VCR OR DVD/HDD RECORDER
You can record (dub) images played back on this camcorder onto other video devices, such as VCRs or DVD/HDD
recorders. Use the Audio/Video cable (provided) to connect the camcorder to another video device as shown in the
following igure:
VCRs or DVD/ HDD recorders
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1. Turn on the camcorder and press the MODEbutton to select the Play mode. ➥page 46
2. Insert the recording media in the recording device.
• If your recording device has an input selector, set it to the input mode.
3. Connect your camcorder to the recording device (VCRs or DVD/HDD recorders) with the supplied AV cable.
4.Start recording on the recording device, then start playback on your camcorder.
• Refer to the instruction manuals supplied with your recording device for details.
5.When dubbing is inished, stop the recording device, and then your camcorder.
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Videos recorded on this camcorder can be dubbed by connecting with the supplied composite/AV cable. All the
recorded videos will be dubbed with SD (standard deinition) image quality.
You cannot dub to a recorder with an HDMI cable.
Since dubbing is performed via analog data transfer, the image quality may deteriorate.
To hide the screen indicators (such as a counter, etc.) on the screen of the monitor device connected, set “TV
Display:Off.” ➥page 89
To record the date/time, display it on the LCD screen. ➥page 104
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using with a Windows computer
CHECKING YOUR COMPUTER TYPE
This chapter explains how to connect the camcorder to a computer using the USB cable.
Checkyourcomputertypebeforeusing!!!
To view your recordings on a computer, you need to check your computer type irst. Then, take the steps below
according to your computer type.
UsingwithWindows
UsingwithMacintosh
Connect your camcorder to the computer using
the USB cable.
• The built-in editing software Intelli-studio, runs
on the PC automatically once the camcorder
is connected to a Windows computer. (When
you specify “PCSoftware:On”). ➥page 93
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computer using the built-in Intelli-studio
application. ➥page 104-105
You can also upload your recordings to YouTube
or other web sites using Intelli-studio. ➥page 106
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The built-in software on your
camcorder, ‘Intelli-studio’, is
not Macintosh compliant.
WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH A WINDOWS COMPUTER
You can enjoy the following operations by connecting your camcorder to your Windows computer by using a USB cable.
Main Functions
• By using the built-in editing software, ‘Intelli-studio’ on your camcorder, you can enjoy the following operations:
- Playing back recorded videos or photos. ➥page 104
- Editing recorded videos or photos. ➥page 105
- Uploading the recorded videos and photos to YouTube or Flickr, etc. ➥page 106
• You can transfer or copy the iles (videos and photos) saved on the storage media to your computer.
(Mass storage function) ➥page 108
System Requirements
The following requirements must be met for using the built-in editing software (Intelli-studio):
Items
OS(OperatingSystem)
CPU
RAM
VideoCard
Display
USB
DirectX
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SystemRequirements
Microsoft windows Vista or XP
Intel® Pentium®4 3.0 GHz or higher
AMD Athlon FX™ 3.0 GHz or higher
512 MB (1 GB or higher recommended)
nVIDIA Geforce 7600GT or higher
AMD(ATI) Radeon X1600 series or higher
1024 x 768, 16-bit color or higher
(1280 x 1024, 32-bit color recommended)
USB 2.0 support
DirectX 9.0 or higher
System requirements mentioned above are recommendations. Even on a system that meets the requirements,
operations may not be ensured depending on the system.
On a slower computer than recommended, video playback may skip frames or operate unexpectedly.
When the version of DirectX on your computer is lower than 9.0, install the program in version 9.0 or higher.
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USING THE INTELLI-STUDIO PROGRAM
Using the built-in Intelli-studio program in your camcorder, you can transfer video/photo iles onto your PC and edit them
on your computer. The Intelli-studio offers the most convenient way for you to manage video/photo iles by using the simple
USB cable connection between the camcorder and your PC.
Step1.ConnectingtheUSBcable
1. Set the menusettingto “PCSoftware:On”.➥page 93
• You will ind the default menu settings are set as shown at right.
2. Connect the camcorder and the PC with the USB cable.
• A new ile saving screen appears with the Intelli-studio main window.
• According to your computer type, the corresponding removable disk window appears.
3. Click “Yes”, the uploading procedure will start. Click “Yes” to conirm.
• If you do not want to save a new ile, select“No.”
STBY 0:00:00 [475Min]
Settings
PC Software
TV Display
Off
On
:
:
Default Set
Exit
Move
Select
DisconnectingtheUSBcable
After completing the data transfer, make sure to disconnect the cable in the following way:
1. Click on the “Safely Remove Hardware icon”icon on the taskbar.
2. Select “USB Mass Storage Device”, and then click “Stop”.
3. If the “Stop a Hardware device” window appears, click “OK.”
4. Disconnect the USB cable from the camcorder and PC.
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Use the provided USB cable. (Supplied by Samsung)
Don’t apply excessive force when inserting or extracting the USB cable into/from a USB jack.
Insert the USB after checking the correct direction of its insertion.
We recommend using the AC power adaptor as power supply instead of the battery pack.
When the USB cable is connected, turning the camcorder on or off may cause the PC to malfunction.
If you disconnect the USB cable from the PC or the camcorder while transferring data, the data transfer 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.
According to your computer type, the Intelli-studio program may not run automatically. In this case, open the
desired CD-ROM drive that has the Intelli-studio program in My Computer and run iStudio.exe.
When a USB cable is connected, if you have EmoDio (Samsung's MP3 player software) installed on your computer,
the EmoDio software may load irst.
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Step2.AbouttheIntelli-studiomainwindow
• When the Intelli-studio starts up, thumbnails of videos and photos are displayed in the main window.
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1. Menu items
2. Selects the Desktop or Favorite on the PC.
3. Slide show of the photo iles from the PC.
Playback of the video iles from the PC.
4. Switches to Library of the PC and connected camcorder.
5. Switches to Edit mode.
6. Switches to Share mode.
7. Changes the size of thumbnails.
Displays all iles (videos and photos)/Displays video iles only.
Displays photo iles only.
Sorts the iles.
8. Imports folders from PC.
9. Selects the connected camcorder or storage.
10. Saves new iles to PC.
11. Slide show of the photo iles from the connected
camcorder.
Playback of the video iles from the connected camcorder.
12. Saves the selected ile to PC.
Saves the selected ile to connected camcorder.
13. Moves the ile selected in the PC to the Edit mode.
Moves the ile(s) selected in the PC to the Share mode.
14. Moves the ile(s) selected in the connected camcorder
to the Share mode.
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using with a Windows computer
Step3.Playingbackvideos(orphotos)
You can play back the recordings conveniently using the Intelli-studio
application.
1. Run the Intelli-studio program. ➥page 102
2. Click the desired folder to display your recordings.
• Video (or photo) thumbnails appear on the screen, according to the
selected source.
3. Select the video (or photo) that you want to play, and then double-click to
play back.
• Playback starts and the playback controls appear.
The following is the ile format supportable in Intelli-studio:
- Video formats: MP4 (Video: H.264, Audio: AAC), WMV (WMV 7/8/9)
- Photo formats: JPG, GIF, BMP, PNG, TIFF
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Step4.Editingvideos(orphotos)
With Intelli-studio, you can edit videos or photos in various ways.
(Movie Effect, Fine-Tuning, Transition Effect, Insert Text etc.)
• To edit a ile using the Intelli-studio, ensure to use a copy of the
desired ile saved in My Computer before clicking on the “Edit” icon.
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using with a Windows computer
Step5.Sharingthevideo/photosonline
Share your contents with the world by uploading photos and videos
directly to a web site with one click.
1. To do this, select “Share” in the main Video window.
2. Click“Add” and move the video or photo (drag and drop) to the
sharing window for upload.
• The selected ile appears in the sharing window.
3. Click on the website you would like to upload iles to.
• You can choose “YouTube,” “Flickr,” or the speciied website
you want to set for your uploading management.
4. Click “UploadtoShareSite” to start uploading.
• A pop-up window appears asking for your ID and the
password.
5. Enter your ID and password to access.
• Access to the web site contents can be limited depending on
your web access environment.
For more information about the Intelli-studio use, see the Help Guide by
clicking the “Menu”  “Help.”
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InstallingIntelli-studioapplicationonaWindowscomputer
• When the Intelli-studio application is installed on a Windows computer, it will run faster after connecting the
camcorder to your computer. Moreover, the application can be updated automatically and run directly on the
Windows computer.
• The Intelli-studio application can be installed on a Windows computer as follows:
Click on “Menu”“InstallIntelli-studioonPC.” in the Intelli-studio screen.
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TRANSFERRING VIDEOS/PHOTOS FROM THE CAMCORDER TO YOUR COMPUTER
You can transfer or copy recorded data to a Windows computer by connecting the USB cable to the camcorder.
Step1.Viewingthecontentsofstoragemedia(built-inmemoryormemorycard)
1. Check the “PCSoftware:Off” setting. ➥page 93
2. Check the storage media.
(If you have video or photos recorded on a memory card, insert a memory
card.) (SMX-K44/K45 only)
3. Connect the camcorder to the PC with the USB cable. ➥page 100
• The “Removable Disk” or “Samsung” window appears on the PC’s screen
after a moment.
• The removable disk appears when connecting a USB.
• Select “Open folders to view iles using Windows Explorer” and click “OK.”
4. The folders in the storage media appear.
• Different ile types are stored in different folders.
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If the “Removable Disk” window does not appear, conirm the connection
(page 100) or repeat steps 1 and 3 again.
When the removable disk does not appear automatically, open the
removable disk folder of My Computer.
If the connected camcorder’s disk drive does not open or the context
menu that appears when right-clicking your mouse (open or browse)
appears broken, your computer may be infected by an Autorun virus.
Be sure to update your antivirus software to the latest version.
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Photos
Videos
Structureoffoldersandilesonthestoragemedia
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The folder and ile structure for built-in memory or memory card is as follows.
Don’t arbitrarily change or remove the folder or ile name. It may not be playable.
Videos (H.264) ①
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The SD-quality videos are named as “SDV_####.MP4” and Web videos are named as
“WEB_####.MP4”.
The SD quality videos will be named as SDE_####.MP4 when you edit videos using the PC
software.
The ile number automatically increases when a new video clip ile is created.
Up to 9,999 iles can be created in one folder. A new folder is created when more than 9,999
iles are created.
Photos ②
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As with video clip iles, the ile number automatically increases when a new image ile is created.
The maximum ile number allowed is the same as in video clip iles.
A new folder stores iles starting with SAM_0001.JPG.
The folder name increases in the order of 100PHOTO  101PHOTO etc.
Up to 9,999 iles can be created in one folder. A new folder is created when more than 9,999
iles are created.
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VIDEO
100VIDEO
SDV_0001.MP4
WEB_0002.MP4
SDV_0003.MP4
SDE_0004.MP4
WEB_0005.MP4
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100PHOTO
SAM_0001.JPG
SAM_0002.JPG
Imageformat
Videos
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Videos are compressed in H.264 format. The ile extension is ".MP4."
Refer to page 55 for video resolution.
Photos
• Photos are compressed in JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) format. The ile extension is ".JPG."
• Refer to page 55 for photo resolution.
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When the 9,999th ile is created in the 999th folder (i.e. SDV_9999.MP4 is created in the 999 VIDEO folder), no more folders
can be created. Backup your iles to a PC and format the storage media, and then reset the ile numbering from the menu.
We don't recommend you modify the name of a ile/folder stored in the storage media using a PC.
If you modify it, this camcorder may not recognise the modiied iles.
You can use your camcorder as a storage device.
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maintenance & additional information
MAINTENANCE
Your camcorder is a product of superior design and craftsmanship and should be treated with care.
The suggestions below will help you fulil any warranty obligations and allow you to enjoy this product for many years.
✪ For safekeeping of the camcorder, be sure to turn it off.
- Remove the battery pack and AC power adaptor. ➥page 16
- Remove a memory card. ➥page 37
Cautions on Storing
onotleavethecamcorderinaplacewherethetemperatureisveryhighforalongperiodoftime:
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The temperature inside a closed vehicle or trunk can become very high in a hot season. If you leave the camcorder
in such a place, it could malfunction or the case could be damaged. Do not expose the camcorder to direct
sunlight or place it near a heater.
• Donotstorethecamcorderinaplacewherethehumidityordustlevelishigh:
Dust entering the camcorder could cause a malfunction. If humidity is high, the lens could become moldy, and
the camcorder could become inoperative. It is recommended that you put the camcorder in a box together with a
desiccant packet to help protect it from humidity when storing it in a closet, etc.
• Donotstorethecamcorderinaplacesubjecttostrongmagnetismorintensevibrations:
This could cause malfunctions.
• Detachthebatterypackfromthecamcorderandstoreitinacoolplace:
Leaving the battery pack attached or storing it at high temperature could shorten its life.
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Cleaning the camcorder
✪Beforecleaning,turnoffthecamcorderandremovethebatterypackandACpoweradaptor.
Tocleantheexterior
- Wipe gently with a soft dry cloth. Do not apply excessive force when cleaning, gently rub the surface.
- Do not use benzene or thinner to clean the camcorder. The coating of exterior could peel off or the case could
deteriorate.
• TocleantheLCDmonitor
Wipe gently with a soft dry cloth. Be careful not to damage the monitor.
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Tocleanthelens
Use an optional air blower to blow out dirt and other small objects. Do not wipe the lens with cloth or your ingers.
If necessary, wipe gently with lens cleaning paper.
- Mold may form if the lens is left dirty.
- If the lens looks dimmer, turn off the camcorder and leave it for about 1 hour.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Storage media
Besuretofollowtheguidelinesbelowtopreventcorruptionordamageofyourrecordeddata.
- Do not bend or drop the storage media, or subject it to strong pressure, jolts or vibrations.
- Do not splash the storage media with water.
- Do not use, replace, or store the storage media in locations that are exposed to strong static electricity or
electrical noise.
- Do not turn off the camcorder power or remove the battery or AC power adaptor during recording, playback,
or when otherwise accessing the storage media.
- Do not bring the storage media near objects that have a strong magnetic ield or that emit strong
electromagnetic waves.
- Do not store the storage media in locations with high temperature or high humidity.
- Do not touch the metal parts.
• CopytherecordedilestoyourPC.Samsungshallnotberesponsibleforanylostdata.
(ItisrecommendedthatyoucopythedatafromyourPCtoothermediaforstorage.)
• Amalfunctionmaycausethestoragemediatofailtooperateproperly.Samsungwillnotprovideany
compensationforanylostcontents.
• Refertopages38-39fordetails.
•
LCD screen
TopreventdamagetotheLCDscreen
- Do not push it too hard or knock it on anything.
- Do not place the camcorder with LCD screen facing down.
• Toprolongservicelife,avoidrubbingitwithacoarsecloth.
• BeawareofthefollowingphenomenaforLCDscreenuse.Theyarenotmalfunctions.
- While using the camcorder, the surface around the LCD screen may heat up.
- If you leave power on for a long time, the surface around the LCD screen becomes hot.
•
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maintenance & additional information
Battery packs
The supplied battery pack is a lithium-ion battery. Before using the supplied battery pack or an optional battery pack,
be sure to read the following cautions:
• Toavoidhazards
- Do not burn.
- Do not short-circuit the terminals. When transporting, carry the battery in a plastic bag.
- Do not modify or disassemble.
- Do not expose the battery to temperatures exceeding 60°C (140°F), as this may cause the battery to overheat,
explode or catch ire.
• Topreventdamageandprolongservicelife
- Do not subject to unnecessary shock.
- Charge in an environment where temperatures are within the tolerances shown below.
This is a chemical reaction - cooler temperatures impede chemical reaction, while warmer temperatures can
prevent complete charging.
- Store in a cool, dry place. Extended exposure to high temperatures will increase natural discharge and shorten
service life.
- Fully charge the battery pack at least every 6 months when storing the battery pack over a long period of time.
- Remove from your camcorder when not in use, as these components may use current even when switched off.
•
•
•
It is recommended that only genuine Samsung batteries be used in this camcorder.
Using generic non-Samsung batteries can cause damage to the internal charging circuitry.
It is normal for the battery pack to be warm after charging, or after use.
Temperaturerangespeciications
- Charging: 50°F to 95°F (10°C to 35°C)
- Operation: 32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C)
- Storage: -4°F to 140°F (-20°C to 60°C)
The lower the temperature, the longer recharging takes.
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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
The provided AC adaptor enables you to use your camcorder in any country/region within the AC 100 V to 240 V,
50/60 Hz range. Use a commercially available AC plug adaptor, if necessary, depending on the design of the wall
outlet.
On TV color systems
Your camcorder is an NTSC-system-based camcorder. If you want to view your recordings on a TV or to copy it to an
external device, it must be an NTSC-system-based TV or an external device having the appropriate Audio/Video jacks.
Otherwise, you may need to use a separate video format transcoder (NTSC-PAL format converter).
The format transcoder is not provided by SAMSUNG.
NTSC-compatiblecountries/regions
Bahamas, Canada, Central America, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Philippines, Taiwan, United States of America, etc.
PAL-compatiblecountries/regions
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, CIS, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany,
Greece, Great Britain, Netherlands, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Malaysia, Mauritius,
Norway, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Thailand,
Tunisia, etc.
You can make recordings with your 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.
Warningindicatorsandmessages
Power source
Message
Low Battery
Icon
-
Informs that...
The battery pack is almost discharged.
Action
•
Change to a charged one or use the AC power
adaptor. Charge the battery pack.
•
Delete unnecessary iles on the
built-in memory. Use a memory card.
Back-up iles to your PC or another storage
media and delete iles.
Storage media
Message
Memory Full
(SMX-K44/K45
only)
Insert Card
Card Full
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Icon
Informs that...
There is not enough space to record on the
built-in memory.
There is no memory card inserted in the
card slot.
There is not enough space to record on a
memory card.
Action
•
•
Insert a memory card.
• Delete unnecessary iles on a memory card.
Use the built-in memory. (SMX-K44/K45 only)
• Back-up iles to your PC or another storage
media and delete iles.
• Change to another memory card which has
enough free space.
Message
Icon
Card Error
Card Locked
Not Supported Card
Please format
Informs that...
Action
The memory card has some problem and
cannot be recognized.
• Format the memory card or replace it with a
new one.
The write protection tab on an memory
card has been set to lock.
• Release the write protection tab.
The memory card is not supported in this
camcorder.
• Change to a memory card that we
recommended.
The memory card is not formatted.
• Format the memory card using the menu.
Not formatted.
Format the Card?
(Format the memory?)
-
The format of the ile is not supported by
this camcorder.
• The ile format is not supported.
Check the supported ile.
• Format the memory card using menu item.
Low speed card.
Please record a lower
resolution.
-
The memory card does not have
enough speed to record.
• Record video at a lower resolution.
• Change the memory card to a faster one.
➥page 38
Recording
Message
Icon
Informs that...
Action
• Format storage media using menus after
backing-up important iles to your PC or
another storage media.
Write Error
-
Some problems occured while writing
data to storage media.
Release the EASY Q
-
You cannot operate some functions
manually when EASY Q is activated.
• Release EASY Q function.
Recovering Data…
-
The ile was not created normally.
• Wait until data recovery is inished.
• Never turn off the power and eject memory
card during recording.
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Playback
Message
Icon
Informs that...
Read Error
-
Some problems occurred during reading
data from storage media.
The Number of
video iles is full.
Cannot copy videos.
-
Folder and iles have reached capacity
and you can not record.
The Number of
photo iles is full.
Cannot copy photos.
-
Folder and iles have reached their
capacity and you cannot take a picture.
CAUTION
•
•
•
Action
Format storage media using menus after
backing up important iles to PC or another
storage device.
Format the storage media using the menu after
backing up important iles to your PC or another
storage device. Set "FileNo." to "Reset."
Format storage media using the menu item after
backing up important iles to your PC or another
storage device. Set "FileNo." to "Reset."
When there is condensation, put the camcorder aside for a while before using
• What is condensation?
Condensation occurs when a camcorder is moved to a place where the temperature differs signiicantly from the
previous place. In other words, the water vapor in the air turns into dew because of the temperature difference,
and it condensates like dew on the external or internal lenses of the camcorder and on the relection lens.
When this happens, you temporarily may not use the record or play functions of the camcorder. Also, it may
cause a malfunction or damage to the camcorder when using the device with the power on while there is
condensation.
• What can I do?
Turn the power off and detach the battery pack, and leave it in a dry area for 1~2 hours before using it.
• When does condensation occur?
When the device is relocated to a place with a higher temperature than the previous location, or when using it in
a hot area suddenly.
- When recording outdoors in cold weather during the winter and then using it in indoors.
- When recording outdoors in hot weather after being indoors or inside a car where the air conditioner was
running.
Note before sending your camcorder for repair.
• If these instructions do not solve your problem, contact your nearest Samsung authorised service center.
• Depending on the problem, the camcorder's built-in memory (SMX-K44/K45 only) may need to be initialized or
replaced and the data will be deleted. Be sure to back up the data on the camcorder to other storage media
before sending your camcorder in for repair. Samsung cannot guarantee any loss of your data.
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✪ If you encounter any problems using your camcorder, check the following before asking for a service repair.
If these instructions do not solve your problem, contact the nearest Samsung authorized service center.
Symptomsandsolutions
Power
Symptom
Explanation/Solution
The battery pack may not be installed on your camcorder.
Insert a battery pack into the camcorder.
• The inserted battery pack may be discharged.
Charge the battery pack or replace it with a charged one.
The camcorder does not turn on.
• If you use an AC power adaptor, make sure it is properly connected to the
wall outlet.
• Remove the battery pack or unplug the AC power adaptor, and reconnect
the power supply to the camcorder before turning it on.
•
Is "AutoPowerOff" set to "5Min"?
If no button is pressed for about 5 minutes, the camcorder is automatically
turned off ("AutoPowerOff"). To disable this option, change the setting of
"AutoPowerOff" to "Off." ➥page 91
• The battery pack is almost discharged. Charge the battery pack or replace it
with a charged one.
• Use the AC power adaptor.
•
The power automatically turns
off.
Power cannot be turned off.
The battery pack is quickly
discharged.
•
Remove the battery pack or unplug the AC power adaptor, and reconnect
the power supply to the camcorder before turning it on.
•
•
•
The temperature is too low.
The battery pack is not fully charged. Recharge the battery pack.
The battery pack reached the end of its lifespan and cannot be recharged.
Use another battery pack.
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troubleshooting
Displays
Symptom
Explanation/Solution
The TV screen or LCD
display has distorted images • It can occur when recording or viewing a 16:9-ratio image on a 4:3-ratio TV,
or has stripes at the top/
or vice versa. For more details, see the display speciication.
bottom or on the left/right.
Unknown image appears on • The camcorder is in Demo mode. If you do not want to see Demo images, change
the LCD screen.
the setting of "Demo" to "Off." ➥page 94
Unknown indicator appears
on the screen.
•
A warning indicator or message appears on the screen. ➥pages 114~116
The after image remains on
the LCD screen.
•
This occurs if you disconnect the AC power adaptor or remove the battery pack
before turning the power off.
The image on the LCD
screen looks dark.
•
•
Ambient light is too bright. Adjust the brightness and angle of the LCD.
Use the LCD Enhancer function.
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Storage Media
Symptom
Memory card functions are not
operable.
Explanation/Solution
•
•
Insert a memory card into your camcorder properly. ➥page 37
If you use a memory card formatted on a computer, format it again directly
on your camcorder. ➥page 85
You cannot delete the images protected by another device.
Release the protection of the image on the device. ➥page 73
• Release the lock on the write-protect tab of the memory card
(SDHC memory card, etc.), if any. ➥page 38
•
Image cannot be deleted.
Release the lock on the write-protect tab of the memory card
(SDHC memory card, etc.), if any. ➥page 38
• Copy all important recorded iles to your PC before formatting.
Samsung shall not be responsible for any loss of data. (It is recommended
that you copy the data to your PC or other storage media.)
•
You cannot format the memory
card.
The data ile name is not indicated
correctly.
Does not charge or operate even if
the battery pack is inserted.
•
•
•
The ile may be corrupted.
The ile format is not supported by your camcorder.
Only the ile name is displayed, if the directory structure does not comply
with the international standard.
•
Check whether you're using a Samsung battery pack. A non-Samsung
battery pack may not be recognized properly by the camcorder.
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troubleshooting
Recording
Symptom
Explanation/Solution
There is not enough free space to record on the the storage media.
Make sure the memory card is inserted and write-protect tab is set to
unlock.
• The internal temperature of your camcorder is unusually high.
Turn off your camcorder and leave it for a while in a cool place.
• Your camcorder is damp and moist inside (condensation).
Turn off your camcorder and leave it for about 1 hour in a cool place.
•
•
Pressing the Recordingstart/
stop button does not start
recording.
The estimated recording time may vary depending on contents and features
used.
• Recording a fast-moving subject increases the bit rate and consequently
the amount of storage space required for the recording, which can lead to a
shorter available recording time.
•
The actual recording time is less
than the estimated time.
There is no more free space for recording on the storage media.
Back up important iles on your PC and format the storage media or delete
the unnecessary iles.
• If you frequently record or delete iles, the performance of the built-in memory
The recording stops automatically.
will deteriorate. In this case, reformat the built-in memory.
• If you use a memory card with a low writing speed, the camcorder
automatically stops recording the videos and the corresponding message
appears on the LCD screen.
•
When recording a subject
illuminated by bright light, vertical
lines appear.
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•
The camcorder is unable to record these levels of brightness.
Recording
Symptom
Explanation/Solution
When the screen is exposed to
direct sunlight during recording,
• Do not leave the camcorder with the LCD screen exposed to direct sunlight.
the screen turns red or black for an
instant.
During recording, the date/time
does not display.
The beep sound is not heard.
•
"Date/TimeDisplay" to on. ➥page 89
•
•
•
Set the "BeepSound" to "On."
The beep sound is temporally off while recording videos.
When the Audio/Video cable jack is connected to the camcorder, the beep
sound will automatically turn off.
There is a time difference between
• On your camcorder, there may be a slight time delay between the point
the point where you press the
Recordingstart/stop button and
when you press Recordingstart/stop button and the actual point where
the point where the recorded video
the recorded video starts/stops. This is not an error.
starts/stops.
The internal temperature of your camcorder is unusually high. Turn off your
camcorder and leave it for a while in a cool place.
• Your camcorder is damp and moist inside (condensation). Turn off your
camcorder and leave it for about 1 hour in a cool place.
•
The recording stops.
You cannot record a photo image.
•
•
•
Set your camcorder to Record mode. ➥page 23
Release the lock on the write-protection tab of the memory card if set.
The storage media is full.
Use a new memory card or format the storage media. ➥page 85
Or remove unnecessary images. ➥page 72
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troubleshooting
Adjusting the image during recording
Symptom
Focus does not adjust
automatically.
The image appears too bright or
lickering, or changes in color.
Explanation/Solution
•
•
•
•
•
Set "Focus" to "Auto." ➥page 61
The recording conditions are not suitable for auto focus.
Adjust the focus manually. ➥page 61
The lens is dusty on the surface. Clear the lens and check the focus.
Recording is being made in a dark place. Increase the brightness in the place.
This occurs when recording images under a luorescent lamp, sodium lamp, or
mercury lamp. Cancel "iSCENE" to minimise these phenomena. ➥page 54
Playback on your camcorder
Symptom
Explanation/Solution
•
Pressing the playback (Play/Pause)
•
button did not start playing.
•
Press the MODEbutton to set Video Play mode.
Image iles recorded on another camcorder may not play on your camcorder.
Check out a memory card compatibility. ➥page 38
The Skip or Search function does
not work properly.
If the temperature inside the camcorder is too high, it cannot function properly.
Turn the camcorder off, wait for a few moments, and turn it on again.
•
Playback is interrupted unexpectedly. •
Check if the AC adaptor or battery pack is properly connected and stable.
You cannot hear sound when
playing a Time Lapse recording.
The Time Lapse REC function does not support sound. ➥page 66
•
Photos stored on a storage media •
are not displayed in the actual size.
Photos recorded on other devices may not appear at actual size.
This is not an error.
Playback on other devices (TV, etc.)
Symptom
You cannot view the image or
hear the sound on the connected
device.
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•
•
Explanation/Solution
Connect the audio line of the Audio/Video cable jack to your camcorder and the
connected device (TV, DVD recorder, etc). (Red color- right, White color- left)
The Audio/Video cable jack is not connected properly. Make sure that the Audio/
Video cable jack is connected to the proper jack. ➥page 95
Connecting to a computer
Symptom
When using the videos,
a computer does not
recognize your camcorder.
Explanation/Solution
•
Disconnect the USB cable from the computer and camcorder, restart the
computer, then reconnect it correctly.
A video codec is needed to play the ile recorded on your camcorder. Install or run
the built-in edit software (Intelli-studio).
• Make sure you insert the connector in the correct direction, and connect the USB
cable to the USB jack on your camcorder irmly.
• Disconnect the cable from the computer and camcorder, restart the computer.
Reconnect it properly.
• Your computer may not have the necessary performance speciications to playback a video ile. Check the recommended computer speciications.
•
Cannot play a video ile
properly on a PC.
Intelli-studio does not
function properly.
•
•
•
•
Exit the Intelli-studio application, and restart the Windows computer.
Intelli-studio is not Macintosh compliant.
Set “PCSoftware”to “On” in the Settings menu.
According to your computer type, the Intelli-studio program may not run automatically. In this case, open the desired CD-ROM drive that has the Intelli-studio program
in My Computer and run iStudio.exe.
• Video playback or sound may stop temporarily depending on your computer.
The image or sound on your
The video or sound copied to your computer is not affected.
camcorder is not played on • If your camcorder is connected to a computer that does not support Hi-speed
your computer properly.
USB (USB2.0), the images or sound may not be played back correctly.
The images and sound copied to your computer are not affected.
The playback screen is
paused or distorted.
•
•
•
Check the system requirements to play a video. ➥page 101
Exit all other applications running on the current computer.
If a recorded video is played on your camcorder when it is connected to a
computer, the image may not play smoothly, depending on the transfer speed.
Please copy the ile to your PC, and then play it back.
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troubleshooting
Connecting/Dubbing with other devices (TV, DVD recorder, etc.)
Symptom
You cannot dub correctly
using the Audio/Video
cable.
Explanation/Solution
•
The Audio/Video cable is not connected properly. Make sure that the Audio/Video
cable is connected to the proper jack, i.e. to the input jack of the device used for
dubbing an image from your camcorder. ➥page 95
General operations
Symptom
The date and time are
incorrect.
Pressing a button will not
turn on or operate the
computer.
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Explanation/Solution
•
Has the camcorder been left unused for a long period of time?
The backup built-in rechargeable battery may be discharged. ➥page 34
•
Remove the battery pack or unplug the AC power adaptor, and reconnect the
power supply to the camcorder before turning it on.
Menu
Symptom
Explanation/Solution
•
•
•
•
You cannot select grayed items in the current recording/playback mode.
Most of the menu items cannot be selected when you set the EASYQ function.
If there is no storage media inserted, it cannot be selected and will be dimmed on the menu :
"StorageType","StorageInfo","Format", etc.
There are some functions you cannot activate simultaneously. The following list shows examples
of unworkable combinations of functions and menu items.
If you want to set the desired functions, do not set the following items irst.
<Cannot Use>
Menu items are
grayed out.
<Because of the following setting>
"BackLight"
"C.Nite"
"C.Nite"
"iSCENE"
"Focus:FaceDetection"
"C.Nite","iSCENE","Aperture:Manual","ShutterSpeed
:Manual","DigitalEffect:Mirror,Mosaic,Stepprinting",
"VideoResolution:WebFine,WebNormal"
"DigitalEffect:Mirror,Mosaic,
Stepprinting"
"C.Nite","16:9Wide"
"Fader"
"TimeLapseREC"
"ShutterSpeed:Manual"
"C.Nite","Aperture:Manual"
"Aperture:Manual"
"C.Nite","ShutterSpeed:Manual"
"ZoomType:Intelli-Zoom"
"ZoomType:DigitalZoom"
"16:9Wide"
"16:9Wide:Off",
"VideoResolution:WebNormal,WebFine"
"C.Nite","DigitalEffect:Mirror,Mosaic,Stepprinting",
"VideoResolution:WebFine,WebNormal"
"VideoResolution:WebFine,WebNormal"
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specifications
Model Name: SMX-K40BN/SMX-K40SN/SMX-K40LN/SMX-K44BN/SMX-K44SN/SMX-K44LN
SMX-K45BN/SMX-K45SN/SMX-K45LN/SMX-K400BN/SMX-K400SN/SMX-K400LN
System
Video signal
NTSC
Picture compression format H.264/AVC Format
Audio compression format
AAC (Advanced Audio Coding)
TV Super Fine (about 5.0Mbps), TV Fine (about 4.0Mbps), TV Normal (about 3.0Mbps),
Recording resolution
Web Fine (about 4.0Mbps), Web Normal (about 3.0Mbps)
Image device
CCD (Charge Coupled Device) (Max: 680K pixels)
Lens
F1.8 to 4.9, 52x (Optical), 65x (Intelli), 2200x (Digital) Electronic zoom lens
Focal Length
2.1mm~109.2mm
Filter diameter
Ø39
LCDscreen
Size/dot number
2.7 inches wide, 230k
LCD screen method
1.6" interlaced scan, LCD panel / TFT active matrix system
Connectors
Composite video out
1.0V (p_p), 75Ω, analog
HDMIoutput
C-type
Audio output
-7.5dBm 47KΩ, analog, stereo
USB output
mini USB-B type (USB2.0 High Speed)
General
Power source
5.0V (Using AC adaptor), 3.7V (Using Lithium Ion battery pack)
Power source type
Power supply (100V~240V) 50/60Hz, Lithium Ion battery pack
Power consumption
2.2W (LCD on)
Operating temperature
32˚F~104˚F (0˚~40˚C)
Operating humidity
10% ~80%
Storage temperature
-4˚F ~ 140˚F (-20˚C ~ 60˚C)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 2.32" x 2.55" x 4.84" (59mm x 65mm x 123mm)
Weight
Approx. 0.51Ibs (235g) (without battery pack or memory card)
Internal MIC
Omni-directional stereo microphone
- These technical speciications and design may be changed without notice.
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warranty
SAMSUNG
LIMITEDWARRANTY
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 speciied 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(WHATISNOTCOVERED)
This warranty does not cover damage due to accident, ire, lood 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 inish, 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 speciic legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from State to State.
If you have any questions or comments relating to
Samsung products, please contact the SAMSUNG
customer care center Samsung Electronics America, inc.
1-800-SAMSUNG (726-7864)
www.samsung.com/us
RoHScompliant
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 materialsCadmium(Cd), Lead (Pb), Mercury (Hg), Hexavalent Chromium (Cr +6), Poly Brominated
Biphenyls (PBBs), Poly Brominated Diphenyl Ethers(PBDEs)- in our products.