Silvercrest | DV-5300HD | User manual | Silvercrest DV-5300HD User manual

Digital HD Camcorder
with HDMI connection
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User manual and
service information
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Before using this device for the first time, please read the following
instructions carefully, even if you are familiar with the use of electronic
devices.
Please keep this manual safe for future reference. If you pass on the device to someone else, be sure to always include these instructions.
This symbol in the following text indicates possible hazards resulting from
the use of the device that can lead to personal injury or material damage.
Registered trademarks
IBM, IBM PC, PS/2 are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation or IBM Deutschland
GmbH.
USB is a registered trademark of USB Implementers Forum, Inc.
Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United
States of America and/or other countries.
The SDHC logo is a brand of SD-3C, LLC.
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Contents
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Supplied items .........................................................................................4
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Safety instructions ..................................................................................5
2.1 General precautions ........................................................................5
2.2 Intended use....................................................................................5
2.3 Notes on conformity.........................................................................6
2.4 Legal stipulations.............................................................................6
2.5 Operating environment/Environmental conditions ...........................6
2.6 Operational safety ...........................................................................7
2.7 Cleaning ........................................................................................11
2.8 Repair ............................................................................................12
2.9 Disposal of old devices ..................................................................12
Technical data........................................................................................13
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Product description...............................................................................15
4.1 Features ........................................................................................15
4.2 System requirements for the "TotalMediaHDCam" software .........15
4.3 Operating elements and connections ............................................16
Start-up and configuration....................................................................18
5.1 Step 1: Charge the battery.............................................................18
5.2 Step 2: Insert the SD card and battery ..........................................19
5.3 Step 3: Switch on the camcorder and configure
the basic settings...........................................................................20
5.3.1 Switching the camcorder on and off ...................................20
5.3.2 Opening the configuration menu ........................................21
5.3.3 Configuration menus ..........................................................22
5.4 Step 4: Install the "TotalMedia™ HDCam" software......................24
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Operation................................................................................................26
6.1 Before you start .............................................................................26
6.2 Copyright information ....................................................................26
6.3 Recording videos...........................................................................27
6.3.1 Video recording screen ......................................................28
6.3.2 Video recording menu ........................................................29
6.4 Video playback ..............................................................................32
6.4.1 Video playback screen .......................................................33
6.4.2 Video playback menus .......................................................34
6.5 Taking pictures ..............................................................................36
6.5.1 Photo recording screen ......................................................37
6.5.2 Photo recording menus ......................................................38
6.6 Photo playback ..............................................................................41
6.6.1 Photo playback screen .......................................................42
6.6.2 Photo playback menus .......................................................43
6.7 Uploading recordings to a PC........................................................45
6.8 Diving with the camcorder .............................................................46
6.8.1 Diving Mode .......................................................................46
6.8.2 Important notes ..................................................................46
6.9 Connecting the camcorder to a TV or computer ............................49
6.9.1 Connecting to a TV (AV cable)...........................................49
6.9.2 Connecting to a TV (HDMI cable).......................................50
6.9.3 Connecting to a PC (USB cable) ........................................50
Troubleshooting ....................................................................................51
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Warranty information and hotline numbers ........................................53
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Supplied items
1 x camcorder DV-5300HD
1 x charger DJ04V20500A,
SCOPE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
1 x lithium ion rechargeable battery type PAC-0040,
PAC ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
1 x mains cable
1 x bag
1 x USB/AV cable
1 x HDMI cable
1 x SD card (2 GB)
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1 x "TotalMediaHDCam" CD
1 x user manual
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2.1
Safety instructions
General precautions
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Keep electrical devices out of the reach of children! Never allow children to use electrical devices unsupervised. They cannot always recognise possible hazards.
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Small parts can be life-threatening if swallowed. Also note that there is
a risk of suffocation if air passages are blocked by the plastic packaging.
New devices may emit a slight odour during the first few hours of operation. This is normal and disappears after a short time. Until then ventilate
the room regularly.
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Intended use
The camcorder is an information technology device. It is used as intended if it
is solely used for recording and playback of movies or pictures. Any other use
is not in keeping with its intended purpose.
The manufacturer does not assume any liability if the device ...
• is not used as intended.
• is damaged or modified prior to connection and use.
The camcorder may only be used for private purposes. It is not to be used for
industrial or commercial purposes.
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2.3
Notes on conformity
The camcorder meets the basic requirements and other relevant regulations
of the EMC Directive 2004/108/EC as well as the Low Voltage Directive
2006/95/EC. The EC Declaration of Conformity can be found at the end of this
manual.
Compliance with these standards is no longer guaranteed in the event of unauthorised modification or changes to the device. The manufacturer does not
accept liability for any damage incurred as a result.
Only use accessories specified by the manufacturer.
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Legal stipulations
Manufacturer: TARGA GmbH, Postfach 2244, D-59482 Soest
The warranty period is 3 years from the purchase date. The warranty conditions are given at the end of this manual. In case of warranty claims,
have your proof of purchase ready and call our hotline (the number is
given in the warranty conditions).
Operating environment/Environmental conditions
The camcorder can be used at temperatures ranging from 0 °C to 40 °C
(32 °F to 104 °F).
Protect the camcorder and its accessories against dust, heat and direct
sunlight. Prevent vibration, shocks and impact. Take special care never to
drop the camcorder, as it could be damaged.
Never store the camcorder and its accessories in a hot place. High temperatures can shorten the service life of electronic devices, damage the
batteries and deform or melt plastic components.
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Watertightness
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The camera is watertight to a maximum depth of 3 metres (IPX8). Do not
use the camera underwater for longer than 60 minutes to ensure that it
remains watertight.
The supplied accessories are not watertight. The camcorder is not dusttight.
This camcorder is only watertight when immersed in fresh or salt water;
this does not apply to cleaning agents, chemicals or pool water etc., and
such liquids must be wiped from the device immediately.
The watertight sealing material can be replaced (subject to charge). To
ensure effective watertightness, the sealing material should be replaced
annually.
It is essential to read the safety information in the section "Diving with the
camcorder".
Operational safety
Always read and observe the instructions and information in the documentation supplied with your TV or computer before connecting the camcorder.
If the camcorder is exposed to extreme temperature fluctuations, condensation can lead to the accumulation of moisture which can cause a short
circuit. In this case wait until the device has reached ambient temperature
before use.
Never place any burning objects such as candles or any objects containing liquids such as vases, cups or glasses next to the camcorder.
Keep the camcorder away from high-frequency and magnetic interference
sources (e.g. TVs, mobile phones, loudspeakers) to prevent malfunctions.
Never open the battery compartment while recording movies or photos, as
saved image data could be corrupted as a result.
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Should water accidentally penetrate the camcorder or problems occur during underwater use:
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Remove the camcorder from the water immediately.
Dry the camcorder.
Have the camcorder repaired by qualified experts, service or maintenance technicians.
Cables
Always hold cables by the plug and never pull on the cable itself. Never touch
the mains cable with wet hands as this may cause an electric shock.
Never place the device itself, furniture or other heavy objects on the cables
and ensure that the cables are not kinked, especially near the plugs and the
connection sockets.
Never make knots in any of the cables or tie them together with other cables.
All cables should be positioned so that nobody can trip over them and they
cannot cause an obstruction. A damaged mains cable can cause fire or an
electric shock. Inspect the mains cable from time to time. Do not use adapter
plugs or extension cables that do not comply with applicable safety standards,
and do not make any alterations to the mains cable or mains plug!
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LCD screen
If the LCD screen becomes scratched or damaged in any way, take special
care to ensure that no liquid is discharged from the screen.
If liquid has escaped, follow the instructions below:
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If the liquid comes into contact with your skin, wipe it off with a clean cloth
and rinse the area of contact with large amounts of water.
If the liquid comes into contact with your eyes, wash them with running
water for at least 15 minutes and then go to a hospital immediately.
If you swallow the liquid, first rinse your mouth with water, then drink a
large amount of water and induce vomiting. Go to a hospital as soon as
possible.
Battery type PAC-0040, PAC ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
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Only use the battery type which is supplied with your camcorder. Other
battery types could damage the camcorder and void the warranty.
Ensure that the battery is inserted correctly. If the battery is inserted incorrectly, the product can be damaged and fire can break out.
Remove the battery if you do not use the camera for a prolonged period of
time to prevent the discharge of fluid from the battery.
Remove the battery immediately if it becomes crushed or damaged, as
this can result in discharge of the battery fluid and therefore abnormal expansion of the battery.
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Charger type DJ04V20500A, SCOPE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
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Only connect the charger to the mains power supply if the voltage stated
on the rating plate complies with the voltage of your mains socket (the rating plate is attached to the underside of the charger). Incorrect voltage can
cause irreparable damage to the charger and the battery.
To completely disconnect the charger from the mains power supply, always remove the mains plug from the mains socket. For this reason the
charger should be positioned so that direct and unobstructed access to the
mains socket is ensured and the mains plug can be immediately pulled out
in an emergency.
To prevent the risk of fire, always disconnect the mains plug from the
mains socket if a battery is not being charged.
For safety reasons disconnect the charger from the mains socket if you
are absent for a prolonged period of time and also if there is the risk of a
thunderstorm.
Ensure that
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air can always circulate freely around the charger (do not place the
charger on a thick carpet or a bed, and always leave at least 10 cm
clearance on all sides).
contact with sprayed and dripping water and corrosive liquids is prevented and the charger is never operated near water; in particular it
should never be immersed (do not place any objects filled with liquids
such as vases or drinks on or near the charger).
the charger is not subjected to any extreme temperature fluctuations,
as this may result in moisture caused by condensation and therefore a
short circuit.
the charger is never subjected to excessive shocks and vibrations.
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Cleaning
Disconnect the camcorder from all connected devices before cleaning
it.
If soiled, clean the camcorder with a dry cloth, and moisten the cloth slightly to
remove stubborn dirt. Do not use any solvents, corrosive or gaseous cleaning
agents. Ensure that no moisture penetrates the device.
Remember to remove dirt and sand from the watertight seal and the opposite
contact surface. Dirt and sand can scratch the surface and affect the watertightness.
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2.8
Repair
The camcorder must be repaired if fluid has penetrated inside the housing, if
the housing is damaged or if the camcorder no longer works.
If smoke is produced, or there are any unusual sounds or odours, disconnect
the mains plug of the charger from the mains socket immediately. In these
cases use of the charger is not permitted until it has been inspected by a specialist technician.
Never open the housing. Any repairs should be carried out exclusively by
qualified specialist, service or maintenance personnel!
2.9
Disposal of old devices
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive
(WEEE) 2002/96/EC stipulates that it is no longer permitted to
dispose of old electrical and electronic devices as municipal
waste. Only dispose of this product at a collection point for old
devices in your area.
Defective batteries should not be disposed of with household waste. They
must be taken to a collection point for old batteries.
Proper disposal in this manner will prevent harm to the environment and human health hazards.
For further information about proper disposal contact your local authorities,
waste disposal office or the shop where you bought the device.
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Technical data
Camcorder
Image sensor
1/3.2 inch CMOS 5 MP sensor
Active pixels
5 megapixels
Storage media
Internal: Flash memory with 128 MB (partly occupied by firmware)
SD card: 2 GB (SD cards up to SDHC with 16
GB are supported)
Colour effects
Natural / black & white / sepia
Lens
F3.2; f = 5.1 mm
Focus range
Normal: 1.5 m to infinity
Macro: 20 cm to 21 cm
Photo
Formats: JPEG (EXIF 2.2) / DCF,
Resolution: 3M / 5M / 16M (firmware interpolation)
Video clips (movies)
H.264 (AVI); resolution:
• QVGA at 120 fps
• 720p at 30 fps
• WVGA at 60 fps
• 1080p at 30 fps
Zoom
Video: 4 x digital zoom *
Photo: 4 x digital zoom *
* No zoom with 1080p resolution and QVGA as well as in
Macro Mode
Screen
TFT; 7.6 cm (3.0"); 960 x 240 pixels; 16:9 format
LED light
Effective range: < 1 m
Mode: On / Off
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White balance
Auto / Sunny / Cloudy / Tungsten / Fluorescent /
Special Diving Mode
Exposure compensation
-2.0 EV to +2.0 EV
Self-timer
Off / 5 s / 10 s
PC interface
USB 2.0 (high-speed)
AV output format
NTSC / PAL
Shutter
Electronic shutter
Video: 1/15 s to 1/2000 s
Photo: 2 s to 1/4000 s
Auto Power Off
Off / 1 min. / 5 min.
Power supply
Lithium ion battery type PAC-0040; PAC
ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (3.7 V; 1100 mAh)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
54.7 x 67.5 x 121 mm
Weight
280 g +/- 5 g (without battery)
Watertightness
Up to a depth of 3 m; 60 minutes max.
Operating temperature
0 °C to 40 °C
Charger
Type
Manufacturer
DJ04V20500A
SCOPE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
Power supply
100 to 240 V AC; 50 to 60 Hz
Power consumption
0.07 A max.
Dimensions (W x H x D)
63 x 25 x 90 mm
Weight
65 g (without mains cable)
Operating temperature
0 °C to 35 °C
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4.1
Product description
Features
The camcorder has a wide range of features and numerous functions:
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Digital HD camcorder
Digital camera (max. 16 megapixels)
USB mass storage
4 x digital zoom (except for resolution of 1080p and QVGA as well as in
Macro Mode)
Watertight up to a depth of 3 metres (IPX8)
"TotalMediaHDCam" software for uploading your photos and movies to a
PC, for editing videos and creating photo albums
System requirements for the "TotalMediaHDCam" software
The "TotalMediaHDCam" software can be installed on a PC with the following
specifications:
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Operating system: Windows® 7 / Vista / XP
Intel® / AMD dual core CPU or higher
Minimum 1 GB RAM
At least one DirectX9 graphics card (DirectX10 recommended)
CD or DVD drive for installing the software
USB 1.1 connection or higher
Minimum 2 GB free hard disk space
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4.3
Operating elements and connections
A: Lens
B: LED light; can be switched on and off
while recording videos or before taking
photos with the navigation button on
the right (L).
C: LCD monitor; rotatable by 270°
D: Zoom buttons; enlarge or reduce image.
E: Microphone for capturing the surrounding sound when recording videos.
F: Macro switch; position:
for close-up photos,
for portrait and landscape photography.
G: Battery compartment cover concealing
the battery and the SD card.
H: Tripod connection for screwing a tripod
to the camcorder.
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J: LCD screen
K: LED; lights up green when the camcorder is switched on, lights up red
when the battery power starts to fade.
L: Navigation buttons;
4-way control for menu navigation as
well as a central button for selecting
elements and for confirmation.
M: Record button (shutter release)
N: Diving Mode; switch on special underwater white balance.
O: Interface cover concealing the HDMI
and USB sockets.
P: On/off button; the camcorder is
switched on as soon as the LCD monitor is opened; it switches off automatically when the LCD monitor is closed.
The camcorder can be switched on
and off with the "P" button when the
LCD monitor is open.
Q: PLAYBACK, playback button
R: MENU, menu button; opens the menu
of the current mode.
S: MODE, mode button; switches between the "Movie", "Photo" or "Set"
modes.
T: DISP, display button, shows/hides
screen information (symbols).
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Start-up and configuration
This section describes the basic functions such as how to switch on the camera, insert the battery and the memory cards and configure the basic settings.
5.1
Step 1: Charge the battery
The battery may only be charged with the supplied charger or with an
original replacement charger. In the event of non-compliance the battery
can be destroyed. This can cause a fire.
Note: The battery is also charged when the camcorder is connected to a
functioning computer by means of its USB interface.
The battery charging time is approx. 180 minutes when using the charger and
approx. 240 minutes when using a USB connection.
1. Place the battery in the charger.
2. Connect the charger to an easily accessible
mains socket with the mains cable.
The LED on the charger lights up orange
while the battery is charging. When the battery
is fully charged the LED lights up green.
The charging time depends on the output capacity of the battery and the charging conditions.
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5.2
Step 2: Insert the SD card and battery
The camcorder is equipped with an internal memory with a capacity of
128 MB. Part of this memory is occupied by the firmware of the camcorder.
The supplied SD card (2 GB) serves as a mass storage medium for photos,
videos or other files.
Please note:
The supplied SD card is already formatted. If you would like to use a different SD card, it must be formatted (refer to Section "5.3.3 Configuration
menus", "Formatting the memory").
An SD card can be write-protected by means of a sliding mechanism on
the left-hand side of the card:
Sliding tab up: The SD card is not write-protected; recordings can be
saved on the SD card.
Sliding tab down: The SD card is write-protected; it is not possible to save
recordings on the SD card.
The camcorder requires a lithium ion rechargeable battery. Only use the supplied battery or batteries which are recommended by the manufacturer or your
dealer.
1. To open the battery compartment push the
latch forwards.
2. Insert the SD card until it engages.
To remove the SD card press it down until it is
released and can be pulled out.
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3. Push the battery in until it engages.
Unlock the battery to remove it. It is then
ejected and can be removed.
4. Close the cover of the battery compartment,
press the cover down firmly onto the housing
and push the latch backwards until you hear a
click.
To ensure the watertightness of the camcorder, always make sure that the cover of the
battery compartment is closed correctly.
5.3
Step 3: Switch on the camcorder and configure the basic
settings
Before using the camcorder it is necessary to configure several basic settings
such as the date and time as well as the language and the "beep function".
5.3.1 Switching the camcorder on and off
The camcorder is switched on as soon as the LCD monitor is opened; it
switches off automatically when the LCD monitor is closed.
The camcorder can be switched on and off with the on/off button (P) when the
LCD monitor is open.
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5.3.2 Opening the configuration menu
Condition: The camcorder is switched on
Basic operation
1. Press the MODE button (S) until the
menu is shown on the display.
2. Use the left/right/up/down navigation buttons (L) to select the required menu (here "Date/Time").
3. Press the centre navigation button
(L) to open the menu.
4. Use the left/right navigation buttons (L) to select the setting you
wish to change (here the year
"2010").
5. Use the up/down navigation buttons (L) to select the required setting.
6. Press the centre navigation button
(L) to return to the menu overview.
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5.3.3 Configuration menus
Setting the date and time
Setting the date;
from left to right: Year, month, day
Setting the time;
from left to right: Hour, minute, second
Switching the beep on and off
When the beep is switched on, a melody is
played when the camcorder is switched on and
off and a beep sounds each time a button is
pressed (confirmation tone).
Auto Power Off (standby mode)
Here you can specify whether the camcorder
automatically switches to power-saving standby
mode when it is not in use and the time after
which standby mode should be activated.
OFF: Standby mode deactivated
1 min: Standby mode is activated if no button is
pressed for 1 minute.
5 min: Standby mode is activated if not button
is pressed for 5 minutes.
TV standard
Use this item to select the TV standard of your
country.
NTSC: Common in the United States and Japan
PAL: Common in most European countries
This setting only applies to the video output, not
to image output in HDMI mode.
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Formatting the memory
All data are deleted on the storage medium
when it is formatted. When "9" is selected and
you press the centre navigation button (L), formatting is started without a security confirmation.
9: Format SD card or internal memory if no SD
card is inserted
X: Cancel formatting
Default
9: Restore factory settings
X: Cancel the function
Selecting the screen language
Select the screen language here.
Frequency
Here you select the mains frequency of your
power network to suppress the flickering of
fluorescent lights during recording. In Europe
the standard mains frequency is 50 Hz, in the
United States 60 Hz.
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5.4
Step 4: Install the "TotalMedia™ HDCam" software
The TotalMedia™ HDCam software from ArcSoft is a computer programme
which combines media management, playback functions and tools for viewing, linking, printing and writing.
The software is provided on the supplied CD.
Always connect your camcorder to the PC before inserting the CD in your
CD or DVD drive. Otherwise the software cannot detect the camcorder and
it cannot be installed.
Proceed as follows:
1. Connect the camcorder to the PC with the supplied USB/AV cable.
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2. Switch the camcorder on by opening the LCD monitor.
The following message then appears on your PC screen after a short time:
"Found new hardware".
If the camcorder is not detected, remove and reinsert the USB connector.
You can also try using a different USB socket on your PC.
3. Place the "TotalMediaHDCam" CD in your CD/DVD drive.
The installation wizard normally starts automatically. If it does not start
automatically, proceed as follows:
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Open the file browser (Explorer) (right-click on [Start] → "Explorer"
menu).
Click the icon of your CD or DVD drive in My Computer.
Start installation by double-clicking the "TotalMediaHDCam.exe" file.
The software is then automatically installed and started.
4. The language of the user interface is selected in the "Options" menu (at
the top right in the programme window) and the "Preferences" menu item
(top menu item).
Information on the software functions is given in the corresponding online
help which is also opened with the "Options" menu.
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6.1
Operation
Before you start
Before you start recording properly, make some test recordings.
Check if your camcorder works properly before recording at important occasions (for example a wedding or a trip abroad). Additional losses caused by a
malfunction of this product (for example photo costs or loss of profit resulting
from low photographic quality) are not the responsibility of the manufacturer
and will not be compensated.
6.2
Copyright information
Observe any "Photography prohibited" signs. Such signs mean that it is prohibited to record any live performances, improvisations or exhibitions, even for
private use. Saving any images or data on storage media is subject to copyright law restrictions.
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6.3
Recording videos
When recording videos proceed as follows:
1. To switch on the camcorder open the LCD monitor (C).
2. To select Video (Movie) Mode, press the MODE button (S) until a movie
camera (
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3. Start the video recording by pressing the record button (M).
To change the video settings you can ...
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Enlarge or reduce the image with the zoom buttons (D) (not in the
resolutions 1080P and QVGA or in Macro Mode).
Change the white balance with the left navigation button (L).
Switch the LED light on and off with the right navigation button (L).
Press the macro switch (F) to activate the Macro Mode.
4. Stop video recording by pressing the record button (M).
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6.3.1 Video recording screen
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Description
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Shows that the camcorder is in Video Mode (Movie).
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Shows that Macro Mode is activated.
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Shows the current white balance setting.
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Shows that Night Mode is activated.
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Shows the current Effect Mode setting.
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Shows the set zoom factor in relation to the maximum
zoom factor.
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Shows the remaining battery power.
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Shows the current resolution.
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Shows the recording time.
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Shows the current exposure value.
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Shows the remaining available memory space on your
card / your internal memory.
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Shows whether a memory card is inserted or whether
files are saved on the internal memory.
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6.3.2 Video recording menu
Condition:
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Basic operation
1. Press the MENU button (R).
The menu is shown on the display.
2. Use the left/right/up/down navigation buttons (L) to select the required menu (here "White balance").
3. Press the centre navigation button
(L) to open the menu.
4. Use the left/right navigation buttons (L) to select the required setting.
5. Press the centre navigation button
(L) to return to the menu overview.
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Video recording menus
White balance
Adjust the white balance.
Auto: When this option is selected, the camcorder automatically adjusts the white balance.
Sunny: Select this option if you record videos
or photos in daylight.
Cloudy: Select this option if you record videos
or photos on cloudy days.
Fluorescent: Select this option for indoor
recording with fluorescent lighting.
Tungsten: Select this option for normal indoor
lighting.
Resolution
Setting the resolution. The higher the resolution, the more memory is required.
1080P: Select this option for setting a resolution of 1920 x 1080.
720P: Select this option for setting a resolution of 1280 x 720.
WVGA: Select this option for setting a resolution of 848 x 480.
QVGA: Select this option for setting a resolution of 320 x 240.
Note: The digital zoom is not supported in
1080p and QVGA modes. No sound is recorded in the QVGA mode.
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Video recording menus
Effect
Changing the recording effect.
Natural: Select this option for colour recordings.
Black & white: Select this option for creating
a black & white effect.
Sepia: Select this option for recording in
shades of brown.
Night Mode
Night Mode can be activated for better results
in dark conditions.
Off: Night Mode deactivated
On: Night Mode activated
Quality
Setting the video quality. A file with a high
quality requires more memory than a file with
a normal quality.
Three stars: Select this option to set a high
quality (only available if an SD card is inserted).
One star: Select this option to set a normal
quality.
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6.4
Video playback
For video playback proceed as follows:
1. To switch on the camcorder open the LCD monitor (C).
2. To select Video Mode, press the playback button (Q).
3. Scroll through your video recordings with the left/right navigation buttons (L).
4. Start playback by pressing the centre navigation button (L).
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Fast forward by holding down the right navigation button (L).
Fast rewind by holding down the left navigation button (L).
Adjust the volume by pressing the up/down navigation buttons (L) .
Interrupt playback (pause) by pressing the zoom button "W" (D).
Press the zoom button "W" again to resume playback.
5. Stop playback by pressing the centre navigation button (L).
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6.4.1 Video playback screen
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Item
2
3
Symbol
4
Description
1
Shows that the camcorder is in Playback Mode.
2
Shows that the file is protected.
3
Shows the recording time.
4
Shows the number of the current video / all videos.
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6.4.2 Video playback menus
Condition:
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The camcorder is switched on
Video Playback Mode is set ( )
Basic operation
1. Press the MENU button (R).
The menu is shown on the display.
2. Use the left/right/up/down navigation buttons (L) to select the required menu (here "Delete One").
3. Press the centre navigation button
(L) to open the menu.
4. Use the left/right navigation buttons (L) to select the required function.
5. Press the centre navigation button
(L) to execute the function.
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Video playback menus
Delete One
Deletes an individual file.
After selecting the function use the left/right
navigation buttons (L) to select the file you
want to delete. Press the centre navigation
button (L) to delete the file.
Delete All
Deletes all recorded files.
= Cancel the delete function.
= Delete file
Protect
Protects files against accidental deletion.
After selecting the function use the left/right
navigation buttons (L) to select the file you
want to protect. Press the centre navigation
button (L) to protect the file.
A protected recording is marked with a symbol
( ).
You can cancel protection by executing the
same function on the protected file.
Autoplay
Automatic playback of the saved files.
Press the centre navigation button (L) to
cancel autoplay.
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6.5
Taking pictures
To take a picture proceed as follows:
1. To switch on the camcorder open the LCD monitor (C).
2. To select Photo Mode, press the MODE button (S) until a photo camera
(
) appears at the top left of the screen.
3. Press the record button (M) to take a photo.
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Enlarge or reduce the image with the zoom buttons (D) (not in the
resolutions 1080P and QVGA or in Macro Mode).
Change the white balance with the left navigation button (L).
Switch the LED light on and off with the right navigation button (L).
Press the macro switch (F) to activate the Macro Mode.
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6.5.1 Photo recording screen
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2
9
Item
3
4
10
Symbol
5
6
7
11
12
Description
1
Shows that the camcorder is in Photo Mode.
2
Shows that Macro Mode is activated.
3
Shows the current white balance setting.
4
Shows that Night Mode is activated.
5
Shows the current Effect Mode setting.
6
Shows the set zoom factor in relation to the maximum
zoom factor.
7
Shows the total number of all photos you have taken.
8
Shows the remaining battery power.
9
Shows that the self-timer is activated.
10
Shows the current resolution.
11
Shows the current exposure value.
12
Shows whether a memory card is inserted or whether
files are saved on the internal memory.
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6.5.2 Photo recording menus
Condition:
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The camcorder is switched on
•
Photo Mode is set (
)
Basic operation
1. Press the MENU button (R).
The menu is shown on the display.
2. Use the left/right/up/down navigation buttons (L) to select the required menu (here "White balance").
3. Press the centre navigation button
(L) to open the menu.
4. Use the left/right navigation buttons (L) to select the function which
you want to change.
5. Press the centre navigation button
(L) to return to the menu overview.
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Photo recording menus
White balance
Adjust the white balance when taking pictures
and under certain light conditions.
Auto: When this option is selected, the camcorder automatically adjusts the white balance.
Sunny: Select this option if you record videos
or photos in daylight.
Cloudy: Select this option if you record videos
or photos on cloudy days.
Fluorescent: Select this option for indoor recording with fluorescent lighting.
Tungsten: Select this option for normal indoor
lighting.
Resolution
Setting the resolution. The higher the resolution, the more memory is required.
3M: Select this option for setting a resolution of
2048 x 1536.
5M: Select this option for setting a resolution of
2592 x 1944.
16M: Select this option for the maximum resolution (4608 x 3456).
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Photo recording menus
Effect
Changing the recording effect.
Natural: Select this option for colour recordings.
Black & white: Select this option to create a
black & white effect.
Sepia: Select this option for recording in
shades of brown.
Night Mode
Night Mode can be activated for better results
in dark conditions.
Off: Night Mode deactivated
On: Night Mode activated
Self-timer
With the self-timer you can take photos after a
specified delay.
Off: Select this option to deactivate the selftimer.
5 sec.: Select this option to set a delay of five
seconds.
10 sec.: Select this option to set a delay of ten
seconds.
Note: The self-timer switches off automatically
when it has been triggered once (Off). If you
want to take another photo with the self-timer, it
is necessary to set the delay again in this
menu.
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Photo recording menus
Quality
Setting the video quality. A file with a high quality requires more memory than a file with a normal quality.
Three stars: Select this option to set a high
quality (only available if an SD card is inserted).
One star: Select this option to set a normal
quality.
6.6
Photo playback
For photo playback proceed as follows:
1. To switch on the camcorder open the LCD monitor (C).
2. To select Photo Mode, press the MODE button (S) until a photo camera
) appears at the top left of the screen.
(
3. Scroll through your recorded photos with the left/right navigation buttons (L).
4. Start photo playback by pressing the centre navigation button (L).
5. Press the right navigation button (L) to scroll to the next image.
Press the left navigation button (L) to scroll to the previous image.
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6.6.1 Photo playback screen
1
3
2
Item
Symbol
Description
1
Shows that the camcorder is in Playback Mode.
2
Shows that the file is protected.
3
Shows the number of the current photo / the total number
of photos.
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6.6.2 Photo playback menus
Condition:
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The camcorder is switched on
Photo Playback Mode is set
Basic operation
1. Press the MENU button (R).
The menu is shown on the display.
2. Use the left/right/up/down navigation buttons (L) to select the required menu (here "Delete One").
3. Press the centre navigation button
(L) to open the menu.
4. Use the left/right navigation buttons (L) to select the required function.
5. Press the centre navigation button
(L) to execute the function.
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Photo playback menus
Delete One
Deletes an individual file.
After selecting the function use the left/right
navigation buttons (L) to select the file you
want to delete. Press the centre navigation
button (L) to delete the file.
Delete All
Deletes all recorded files.
= Cancel the delete function.
= Delete file
Protect
Protects files against accidental deletion.
After selecting the function use the left/right
navigation buttons (L) to select the file you
want to protect. Press the centre navigation
button (L) to protect the file.
A protected recording is marked with a symbol
( ).
You can cancel protection by executing the
same function on the protected file.
Autoplay
Automatic playback of the saved files.
Press the centre navigation button (L) to cancel autoplay.
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6.7
Uploading recordings to a PC
Proceed as follows:
1. Connect the camcorder to
the PC with the supplied
USB-AV cable.
2. Switch the camcorder on by
opening the LCD monitor.
The following message then appears on your PC screen after a short time:
"Found new hardware".
If the camcorder is not detected, remove and reinsert the USB connector. You
can also try using a different USB socket on your PC.
You can then access the camcorder memory from your PC in the same way
as any other removable storage medium (USB stick, external hard disk etc.)
You can manage and edit your recordings with the "TotalMedia™ HDCam"
programme. The programme is provided on the CD supplied with the device
(refer to Section "5.6 Step 4: Install the TotalMedia™ HDCam software").
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Diving with the camcorder
6.8.1 Diving Mode
The Diving Mode takes underwater conditions into account and automatically
adjusts the white balance. All other settings remain unchanged.
To activate Diving Mode, press the Diving Mode button (N).
6.8.2 Important notes
Watertightness
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The camera is watertight to a maximum depth of 3 metres (IPX8).
Do not use the camera underwater for longer than 60 minutes to ensure
that it remains watertight.
This camera is only watertight when exposed to fresh water or salt water;
this does not apply to cleaning agents, chemicals or pool water etc., and
such liquids must be wiped off the device immediately.
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Before opening the cover of the battery compartment (G) and the interfaces (O) it is essential to wait until the camera is completely dry. When
opening the covers, have an absorbent cloth to hand to remove water and
dirt from around the covers. Ensure that the cover faces downwards when
it is opened.
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Before diving:
Only check the following points indoors:
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Check the area around the interfaces (battery/SD card and HDMI/USB
socket); remove dirt, sand and other particles.
Ensure that the covers of the battery compartment (G) and the interfaces
(O) are not scratched or broken and that they are firmly closed.
Also check that the camera is not cracked or broken.
During diving:
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a water depth of more than 3 metres.
high water pressure.
water at a temperature outside the range of 0° to 40 °C.
any impact or shock; this could open the cover of the battery compartment (G) and the interfaces (O).
Never immerse the camera in water for longer than 60 minutes.
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After diving:
Clean the camera immediately after using it underwater. Proceed as follows:
1. Ensure that the covers of the battery compartment (G) and the interfaces
(O) are not scratched or broken and that they are firmly closed. Also check
that the camera is not cracked or broken.
2. Wash the camcorder under running tap water.
3. Immerse the camcorder in fresh water (not salt water) for two to three minutes to remove any salt deposits.
4. Remove the camcorder from the water and shake it several times.
5. Wipe the camera and lens carefully with a clean cloth. Ensure that the
cloth is lint-free and that it does not contain any salt deposits.
6. When the camcorder is dry, clean the seals of the battery compartment
(G) and the interfaces (O) with a moistened cotton bud. Ensure that the
cover faces downwards when it is opened and cleaned.
7. Store the camcorder in a well-ventilated, cool place so that it can dry in the
air; avoid direct sunlight and unprotected areas.
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6.9
Connecting the camcorder to a TV or computer
Always read and observe the instructions and information in the documentation supplied with your TV or computer before connecting the camcorder.
6.9.1 Connecting to a TV (AV cable)
You can connect the camcorder to a TV with the supplied USB/AV cable to
view photos and videos.
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6.9.2 Connecting to a TV (HDMI cable)
Alternatively you can connect the camcorder to a TV with the supplied HDMI
cable.
6.9.3 Connecting to a PC (USB cable)
Connect the camcorder to a PC with the supplied USB/AV cable.
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Troubleshooting
Fault
Possible cause
The camcorder cannot be switched on.
The battery is not correctly Insert the battery corinserted.
rectly.
The battery is empty.
Charge the battery.
The camcorder suddenly switches off.
The Auto Power Off func- Switch the device on
tion is activated.
again.
The battery in the camcor- Change the battery.
der is empty.
The recorded image
was not saved.
The power supply failed
before the image was
saved.
Replace the battery immediately when the battery LED lights up red.
The camcorder
switches off while a
photo is being recorded with the selftimer.
The battery in the camera
is empty.
Change the battery.
The image is out of
focus.
The motif was not in the
area of focus.
Take a photo in the available area of focus and
select either Normal or
Macro Mode.
It is not possible to
use the memory
card.
The memory card is writeprotected.
The memory card contains
non-DCF images from
other camcorders.
Remove the write protection on the memory card.
Format the memory card.
Save the data elsewhere
before you format the
memory card.
None of the buttons
work.
There was a short circuit
when the camera was
connected to another device.
Remove the battery from
the camera and replace
it once more.
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