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Digital Video Camcorder

VP-D340/D340i

VP-D380/D380i

AF

Auto Focus

CCD

Charge Coupled Device

LCD

Liquid Crystal Display

Owner’s Instruction Book

Before operating the unit, please read this instruction book thoroughly, and retain it for future reference.

This product meets the intent of

Directive 89/336 CEE, 73/23 CEE, 93/68 CEE.

ELECTRONICS

ENGLISH

STAR

STOP T/

DISPLA

Y COUTER

RESET

STILL

WIDE

X2

SLOW

F.ADV

TELE

STILL

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Contents

Notes and Safety Instructions .............................................................................................................................. 6

Notes regarding the rotation of the LCD screen

Notes regarding moisture condensation

Notes regarding the Camcorder

Notes regarding the battery pack

Notes regarding Video Head Cleaning

Note regarding the LENS

Notes regarding electronic viewfinder

Notes regarding ‘Record’ or ‘Playback’ using the LCD

Notes regarding the hand strap

Precautions regarding the Lithium battery

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Getting to Know Your Camcorder

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Features

Accessories Supplied with the camcorder

Basic Accessories

Front & Left View

Right & Top View

Rear & Bottom View

Remote control

OSD (On Screen Display in Cam and VCR modes)

OSD (On Screen Display in M.REC and M.PLAY modes)

Turning the OSD on/off (On Screen Display)

How to use the Remote Control

Battery Installation for the Remote Control

Self Record using the Remote Control

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Preparation ........................................................................................................................................................ 20

Adjusting the Hand Strap

Hand strap

Connecting a Power Source

To use the AC Power adapter and the DC Cable

Using the Lithium Ion Battery Pack

Charging the Lithium Ion Battery Pack

Table of continuous recording time based on model and battery type

Battery level display

Inserting and Ejecting a Cassette

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BASIC Recording ................................................................................................................................................ 26

Making your First Recording

Edit Search

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Contents

Hints for Stable Image Recording

Recording with the LCD monitor

Recording with the Viewfinder

Adjusting the LCD

Using the VIEWFINDER

Adjusting the Focus

Playing back a tape you have recorded on the LCD

Adjusting the LCD during PLAY

Controlling Sound from the Speaker

Advanced Recording............................................................................................................................................ 33

Use of various Functions

Setting menu items

Set the camcorder to CAM or VCR mode and M.REC or M.PLAY mode (VP-D380/D380i only)

Availability of functions in each mode

RESET

CLOCK SET

REMOCON

BEEP SOUND

SHUTTER SOUND

DEMONSTRATION

PROGRAM AE

Setting the PROGRAM AE

WHT. BALANCE (WHITE BALANCE)

Zoom ing In and Out with DIGITAL ZOOM

Zooming In and Out

Digital Zoom

EIS (Electronic Image Stabilizer)

DSE (Digital Special Effects) SELECT

Selecting an effect

CUSTOM.Q

REC MODE

AUDIO MODE

WIND CUT

DATE/TIME

TV DISPLAY

Using Quick Menu

Setting the Quick menu

SHUTTER SPEED & EXPOSURE

EASY Mode (for Beginners)

CUSTOM Mode

MF/AF (Manual Focus/Auto Focus)

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Auto Focusing

Manual Focusing

BLC (Back Light Compensation)

Fade In and Out

To Start Recording

To Stop Recording (use FADE IN / FADE OUT)

Audio dubbing

Dubbing sound

Dubbed Audio Playback

PHOTO Image Recording

Searching for a PHOTO picture

Various Recording Techniques

Tape Playback

Playback on the LCD

Playback on a TV monitor

Connecting to a TV which has Audio Video input jacks

Connecting to a VCR

Playback

Various Functions while in VCR mode

Playback pause

Picture search (Forward/Reverse)

Slow playback (Forward/Reverse)

Frame advance (To play back frame by frame)

X2 Playback (Forward/Reverse )

ZERO MEMORY

IEEE 1394 Data Transfer .................................................................................................................................... 71

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Transferring IEEE1394 (i.LINK)-DV standard data connections

Connecting to a DV device

Connecting to a PC

System requirements

Recording with a DV connection cable (VP-D340i/D380i only)

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USB interface .................................................................................................................................................... 73

Transferring a Digital Image through a USB Connection

System Requirements

Installing DVC Media 2.0 Program

Installing DVC Media 4.0 Program

Connecting to a PC

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Digital Still Camera mode (VP-D380/D380i only) .............................................................................................. 79

Memory Stick

Memory Stick Functions

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Contents

Inserting and ejecting the Memory Stick

Inserting the Memory Stick

Removing the Memory Stick

Structure of folders and files on the Memory Stick

Image Format

Selecting the image quality

Select the image quality

Number of images on the Memory Stick

Recording Still images to a Memory Stick in M.REC mode

Recording images to a Memory Stick

Recording an image from a cassette as a still image

Viewing Still images

To view a Single image

To view a slide show

To view the Multi Screen

Copying still images from a cassette to Memory Stick

Marking images for printing

Protection from accidental erasure

Deleting Still images

Formatting a Memory Stick

Attention

Maintenance ........................................................................................................................................................ 92

After finishing a recording

After completing a recording session

Cleaning and Maintaining the Camcorder

Cleaning the VIEWFINDER

Cleaning the Video Heads

Using Your Camcorder Abroad

Power sources

Colour system

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Troubleshooting .................................................................................................................................................... 95

Troubleshooting

Self Diagnosis Display

Moisture Condensation

Self Diagnosis Display in M.REC, M.PLAY mode (VP-D380/D380i only)

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Specifications........................................................................................................................................................ 98

INDEX .................................................................................................................................................................. 99

Warranty..............................................................................................................................................................100

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Notes and Safety Instructions

Notes regarding the rotation of the LCD screen

Please rotate the LCD screen carefully as illustrated.

Over rotation may cause damage to the inside of the hinge that connects the LCD screen to the Camcorder.

1. LCD screen closed.

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2. Standard recording using the LCD screen.

3. Recording when looking at the LCD screen from the top.

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4. Recording when looking at the LCD screen from the front.

5. Recording with the LCD screen closed.

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Notes and Safety Instructions

Notes regarding moisture condensation

1. A sudden rise in atmospheric temperature may cause condensation to form inside the camcorder.

for example:

When you move the camcorder from a cold location to a warm location (e.g. from outside to inside during winter.)

When you move the camcorder from a cool location to a hot location (e.g. from inside to outside during the summer.)

2. If the (DEW) protection feature is activated, leave the camcorder for at least two hours in a dry, warm room with the cassette compartment opened and the battery removed.

1. Do not leave the camcorder exposed to high temperature (above 60°C or 140°F).

For example, in a parked car in the sun or exposed to direct sunlight.

2. Do not let the camcorder get wet.

Keep the camcorder away from rain, sea water, and any other form of moisture. If the camcorder gets wet, it may get damaged.

Sometimes a malfunction due to exposure to liquids cannot be repaired.

Television programs, video tapes, DVD titles, films, and other program materials may be copyrighted.

Unauthorized copying of copyrighted material may be against the law.

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Notes and Safety Instructions

Notes regarding the battery pack

- Make sure that the battery pack is fully charged before starting to record.

- To preserve battery power, keep your camcorder turned off when you are not operating it.

- If your camcorder is in CAMERA mode, and it is left in STBY mode without being operated for more than 5 minutes with a tape installed, it will automatically turn itself off to protect against unnecessary battery discharge.

- Make sure that the battery pack is fitted firmly into place.

Dropping the battery pack may damage it.

A brand new battery pack is not charged.

Before using the battery pack, you need to charge it completely.

It is a good idea to use the viewfinder rather than the LCD when making a long recording, because the LCD uses up more battery power.

* When the battery reaches the end of its life, please contact your local dealer.

The batteries have to be dealt with as chemical waste.

Notes regarding Video Head Cleaning

To ensure normal recording and a clear picture, clean the video heads regularly. If a square block-shape distorts playback, or only a blue screen is displayed, the video heads may be dirty. If this happens, clean the video heads with a dry type cleaning cassette.

- Do not use a wet-type cleaning cassette. It may damage the video heads.

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Notes and Safety Instructions

Note regarding the LENS

Do not film with the camera lens pointing directly at the sun.

Direct sunlight can damage the CCD(Charge Coupled Device).

Notes regarding electronic viewfinder

1. Do not position the camcorder such that the viewfinder is pointing towards the sun.

Direct sunlight can damage the inside of the viewfinder. Be careful when placing the camcorder under sunlight or near a window exposed to sunlight.

2. Do not pick up the camcorder from the viewfinder.

3. Over-rotating of the viewfinder may damage it.

Notes regarding ‘Record’ or ‘Playback’ using the LCD

1. The LCD display has been manufactured using high precision tech- nology. However, there may be tiny dots (red, blue or green in colour) that appear on the LCD display.

These dots are normal and do not affect the recorded picture in any way.

2. When you use the LCD display under direct sunlight or outdoors, it maybe difficult to see the picture clearly.

If this occurs, we recommend using the viewfinder.

3. Direct sunlight can damage the LCD monitor.

Notes regarding the hand strap

To ensure a steady picture during filming, check that the hand strap is properly adjusted.

Do not force your hand into the hand strap as you could damage it.

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Notes and Safety Instructions

Precautions regarding the Lithium battery

1. The camcorder’s built-in lithium battery maintains the clock function and user settings, even if the battery pack or

AC adapter is removed.

2. The lithium battery for the camcorder lasts about 1 month under normal operation from the time of installation.

3. When the lithium battery becomes weak or is dead, the date/time indicator will flash for about five seconds when you set the power switch to CAM mode.

When this occurs, connect the camcorder to power to fully recharge the built-in lithium battery.

If the same problem occurs with a fully recharged battery, contact a Samsung authorized Service Centre to replace the battery.

Precautions regarding the external lithium battery for the remote control

Warning:

Keep the LITHIUM BATTERY(Remote Control) out of reach of children.

Should a battery be swallowed, consult a doctor immediately.

Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.

Replace only with the same or equivalent type.

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Getting to Know Your Camcorder

Features

• Digital data transfer function with IEEE1394

By incorporating the IEEE 1394 (i.LINK

TM : i.LINK is a serial data transfer protocol and interconnectivity system, used to transmit DV data) high speed data transport port, both moving and still images can be transferred to a PC, making it possible to produce or edit various images.

(VP-D340/D380 is not able to record and receive digital data from another DV Device.)

• USB interface for digital image data transfer

You can transfer still images and short video clips to a PC using the USB interface without an add-on card.

• PHOTO

The PHOTO function lets you capture an object as a still along with sound, while in Camera mode.

• 480x Digital zoom

Allows you to magnify an image up to 480 times its original size.

• Colour TFT LCD

A high-resolution colour TFT LCD (with 200,000 pixels) gives you clean, sharp images as well as the ability to review your recordings immediately.

• Electronic Image Stabilizer (EIS)

The EIS compensates for any handshake, reducing unstable images particularly at high magnification.

• Various digital effects

The DSE (Digital Special Effects) allow you to give your films a special look by adding various special effects.

• Back Light Compensation (BLC)

The BLC function compensates for the bright background behind a subject you're recording.

• Program AE

The Program AE enables you to alter the shutter speed and aperture to suit the type of scene/action to be filmed.

• Digital Still Camera function (VP-D380/D380i only)

Using Memory Stick, you can easily record and play back standard still images.

You can transfer standard still images on the Memory Stick to your PC using the USB interface.

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Getting to Know Your Camcorder

Accessories Supplied with camcorder

Make sure that the following basic accessories are supplied with your digital video camera.

1. Lithium Ion Battery pack

2. AC Power Adapter 3. AC cord

Basic Accessories

1. Lithium Ion Battery pack

2. AC Power Adapter

3. AC Cord

4. AUDIO/VIDEO cable

5. Instruction Book

6. Lithium battery for Remote Control

(TYPE: CR2025, 1 EA)

7. S-VIDEO cable

8. Remote Control

9. USB cable

10. Software CD

VP-D340/D340i:

DVC Media 2.0

VP-D380/D380i:

DVC Media 4.0

11. Memory Stick

(VP-D380/D380i only)

12. USB AUDIO cable

(VP-D340/D340i only)

4. AUDIO/VIDEO cable 5. Instruction Book

7. S-VIDEO cable

10. Software CD

8. Remote Control

6. Lithium battery (1EA)

9. USB cable

11. Memory Stick

(VP-D380/D380i only)

12. USB AUDIO cable

(VP-D340/D340i only)

Optional Accessory

13. Scart adapter

13. Scart adapter

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Getting to Know Your Camcorder

Front & Left View

1. Lens

3. Remote Sensor

4. Hook for hand strap

7. External MIC in

2. Lens Cover

13. S-Video Jack

1. Lens

2. Lens Cover

3. Remote Sensor

4. Hook for hand strap (see page 20)

5. TFT LCD monitor

6. Battery Pack (see page 22)

7. External MIC in (see page 62)

5. TFT LCD monitor

8. USB Jack

9. DV out (VP-D340/D380)

DV in/out (VP-D340i/D380i)

6. Battery Pack

12. DC Jack

11. Earphone Jack

10. Audio/Video

8. USB Jack (see page 73)

9. DV out (VP-D340/D380 only, see pages 71, 72)

DV in/out (VP-D340i/D380i only)

10. Audio/Video (see page 67)

11. Earphone Jack

12. DC Jack (see page 21)

13. S-Video Jack

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Getting to Know Your Camcorder

Right & Top View

2. Video Light Holder

3. Dual Zoom

4. Custom.Q button

1. SPEAKER

9. START/STOP button

1. SPEAKER

2. Video Light Holder

3. Dual Zoom (See page 43)

4. Custom.Q button (See page 58)

5. Easy.Q button (See page 57)

6. Photo button (See page 64)

7. Zoom lever (See page 43)

8. Internal MIC

9. START/STOP button

8. Internal MIC

6. Photo button

7. Zoom lever

5. Easy.Q button

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Getting to Know Your Camcorder

Rear & Bottom View

13. RESET

1. LCD open

2. MENU button

3. MENU DIAL

4. Battery Release button

5. Charging indicator

8. TAPE Eject switch

1. LCD open

2. MENU button (See page 33)

3. MENU DIAL (MENU SELECT/VOLUME/M.FOCUS)

(See page 33)

4. Battery Release button (See page 92)

5. Charging indicator (See page 22)

6. FADE button (See page 61)

Function Buttons

VCR

(REW) EDIT –

CAM

(PLAY/STILL) MF/AF (See page 59)

(FWD)

(STOP)

EDIT +

BLC (See page 60)

M.PLAY

REV

S.SHOW

FWD

DELETE(See page 90)

11. Viewfinder

12. Power switch

6. FADE button

9. Function Buttons

7. DISPLAY button

10. Memory Stick Slot

(VP-D380/D380i)

7. DISPLAY button

8. TAPE Eject switch

9. Function Buttons

10.Memory Stick Slot (VP-D380/D380i only)

11.Viewfinder (see page 30)

12.Power switch (see page 26)

13. RESET (see page 34)

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Getting to Know Your Camcorder

Remote control

1. PHOTO

2. START/STOP

3. SELF TIMER

4. ZERO MEMORY

5.

(FF)

6.

(REW)

7.

(PLAY)

8. X2

9.

(SLOW)

START/

STOP PHOTO DISPLAY

WIDE

SELF

TIMER

ZERO

MEMORY A.DUB

TELE

X2

SLOW

F.ADV

STILL

1. PHOTO

2. START/STOP

3. SELF TIMER (see page 19)

4. ZERO MEMORY (see page 70)

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6.

(FF)

(REW)

7.

(PLAY)

8. X2 (see page 69)

9.

(SLOW)

10. Frame Advance (see page 69)

11.

(STOP)

12.

(STILL)

13.A.DUB (see page 62)

14. Zoom TELE

15. Zoom WIDE

16. DISPLAY (see page 17, 18)

16. DISPLAY

15. Zoom WIDE

14. Zoom TELE

13. A.DUB

12.

(STILL)

11.

(STOP)

10. Frame Advance

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Getting to Know Your Camcorder

OSD (On Screen Display in CAM and VCR modes)

1. Battery level (see page 24)

2. Custom or Easy mode (see pages 57, 58)

3. DSE (Digital Special Effects) mode (see page 46)

4. Program AE (see page 40)

5. White Balance mode (see page 42)

6. BLC (Back Light Compensation) (see page 60)

7. Manual focus (see page 59)

8. Shutter speed and EXPOSURE (see page 56)

9. Zoom position (see page 43)

10. DATE/TIME (see page 52)

11. USB

12. REMOCON

13. WIND CUT (see page 51)

14. Audio recording mode (see page 50)

15. Remaining Tape (measured in minutes)

16. Tape counter

17. Zero memory indicator (see page 70)

18. Operating mode

19. Record speed mode

20. PHOTO mode

21. Self recording and waiting timer (see page 19)

22. EIS (see page 45)

23. Volume control (see page 32)

24. Audio playback channel

25. DV IN (VP-D340i/D380i only) (DV data transfer mode) (see page 72)

26. DEW (See page 7)

27. Message Line

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OSD in CAM mode

CUSTOM

MIRROR

BLC

22 21 20 19 18

REC

M - 0 : 0 0 : 0 0

5 5 min

. . . C

TAPE !

1 6 bit

SHUTTER

EXPOSURE

ZOOM

SHUTTER

EXPOSURE

2 0 : 0 0

1 . JUN . 2 0 0 2

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OSD in VCR mode

SOUND [ 2 ]

VOL.

20 19 18

M - 0 : 0 0 : 0 0

5 5 min

. . . C

[ 1 1 ]

1 6 bit

DV

1 2 : 0 0

1 . J U N . 2 0 0 2

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Getting to Know Your Camcorder

OSD (On Screen Display in M.REC/M.PLAY modes)

✤ These items are available in for the VP-D380/D380i models only.

28. Folder number-file number (see page 81)

29. Image counter

- Current still image/Total number of recordable still images.

30. CARD (memory) indicator

31. Image recording and loading indicator

32. Quality

33. ERASE PROTECTION indicator (see page 89)

34. Print Mark (see page 88)

35. SLIDE SHOW

Turning the OSD on/off (On Screen Display)

✤ When you set the power switch to CAM or VCR, the OSD is automatically turned on.

Turning OSD on/off

Press the DISPLAY button on the rear side panel.

- Each press of the button toggles the OSD function on and off.

- When you turn the OSD off,

In CAM mode: The STBY, EASY.Q, CUSTOM.Q and REC modes are always displayed on the OSD. Button inputs are displayed for 3 seconds then turned off.

In VCR mode: When you press any function button, the function is displayed on the OSD for 3 seconds before it turns off.

Turning the DATE/TIME on/off

- The DATE/TIME is not affected when the OSD function is switched ON or OFF.

- To turn the DATE/TIME on or off, access the menu and change the DATE/TIME mode.

(see page 52 )

- You may also use the Dial Navigator to turn the DATE/TIME ON or OFF.

(only in CAM / M.REC mode)

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1 0 0 - 0 0 1 2

OSD in M.REC mode

CUSTOM

MIRROR

BLC

32 31 30

. . . C

MEMORY STICK !

S.Q

[ 2 2 / 2 4 0 ]

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SHUTTER

EXPOSURE

2 0 : 0 0

1 . J U N . 2 0 0 2

OSD in M.PLAY mode

35 33

SLIDE

34

0 0 1

[ 2 2 / 2 4 0 ]

MEMORY STICK !

2 0 : 0 0

1 . J U N . 2 0 0 2

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Getting to Know Your Camcorder

How to use the Remote Control

Battery Installation for the Remote Control

You need to insert or replace the lithium battery when :

You purchase the camcorder.

The remote control doesn’t work.

Ensure that you insert the lithium cell correctly, following the + and - markings.

Be careful not to reverse the polarity of the battery.

Self Record using the Remote Control

When you use the Self Timer function on the remote control, the recording begins automatically in 10 seconds.

1. Set the camcorder to CAM mode.

2. Press the SELF TIMER button until the appropriate indicator is displayed in the viewfinder.

3. Press the START/STOP button to start the timer.

After a 10 second wait, recording starts.

Press START/STOP again when you wish to stop recording

Self

Timer

DISPLAY

STILL

WIDE

X2

SLOW

F.ADV

TELE

STILL

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Preparation

Adjusting the Hand Strap

It is very important to ensure that the Hand strap has been correctly adjusted before you begin your recording.

The hand strap enables you to :

Hold the camcorder in a stable, comfortable position.

Press the Zoom and START/STOP button without having to change the position of your hand.

Hand strap

a. Pull open the Hand Strap cover and release the Hand Strap.

b. Adjust its length and stick it back onto the Hand Strap cover.

c. Close the Hand Strap cover again.

a b c

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Preparation

Connecting a Power Source

There are two types of power source that can be connected to your camcorder.

The AC Power Adapter and AC cord : used for indoor recording.

The Battery Pack : used for outdoor recording.

To use the AC Power adapter and DC Cable

1. Connect the AC Power adapter to the AC cord.

2. Connect the AC cord to a wall socket.

Note

The plug and wall socket type may differ according to your resident country.

3. Connect the DC cable to the DC jack socket of the camcorder.

4. Set the camcorder to each mode by holding down the tab on the power switch and turning it to the CAM, VCR,

M.REC, M.PLAY mode.

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1

Power

Switch

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Preparation

Using the Lithium Ion Battery Pack

✤ The amount of continuous recording time available depends on :

The type and capacity of the battery pack you are using.

- How often the Zoom function is used.

It is recommended that you have several batteries available.

Charging the Lithium Ion Battery Pack

1. Attach the battery pack to the camcorder.

2. Connect the AC Power adapter to an AC cord and connect the AC cord to a wall socket.

3. Connect the DC cable to the DC jack socket on the camcorder.

4. Turn the Camera power switch to off, and the charging indicator will start to flash showing that the battery is charging.

Blinking time

Once per second

Twice per second

Three times per second

Blinking stops and stays on

On for a second and off for a second

Charging rate

Less than 50%

50% ~ 75%

75% ~ 90%

90 ~ 100%

Error - Reset the battery and the

DC cable

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5. When the battery is fully charged, disconnect the battery and the AC Power adapter from the camcorder.

■ Even with the power switched off, the battery will still discharge if it is left connected to the camcorder.

Notes

The battery pack may be charged a little at the time of purchase.

To prevent reduction in the life and capacity of the battery pack, always remove it from the camcorder after it is fully charged.

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Preparation

Using the Lithium Ion Battery Pack

Table of continuous recording time based on model and battery type.

If you close the LCD screen, it switches off and the CVF switches on automatically.

The continuous recording times given in the table above are approximations.

Actual recording time depends on usage.

Time

Charging time

Battery

Continuous recording time

LCD ON CVF ON

SB-L70

Approx.

1hr 30min

Approx.

1hr

Approx.

1hr 30min

SB-L110

Approx.

1hr 40min

SB-L220

Approx.

3hr 20min

Approx.

1hr 30min

Approx.

3hr 10min

Approx.

2hr

Approx.

4hr 10min

Notes

The battery pack should be recharged in an environment of between 32°F (0°C) and 104°F (40°C).

The battery pack should never be charged in a room temperature that is below 32°F (0°C).

The life and capacity of the battery pack will be reduced if it is used in temperatures below 32°F (0°C) or left in temperatures above 104°F (40°C) for a long period, even when it is fully recharged.

Do not put the battery pack near any heat source (fire or flames, for example).

Do not disassemble, process, pressure, 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 fire and overheating.

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Battery level display

• The battery level display indicates the amount of power remaining in the battery pack.

a. Fully charged b. 20~40% used c. 40~80% used d. 80~95% used e. Completely used (flickers)

(The camcorder will turn off soon, change the battery as soon as possible)

Please refer to the table on page 23 for approximate continuous recording times.

The recording time is affected by environmental temperature and conditions.

The recording time becomes very short in a cold environment. The continuous recording times in the operating instructions are measured using a fully charged battery pack at 77°F(25°C). As the environmental temperature and conditions may differ when you actually use the camcorder, the remaining battery time may not be the same as the approximate continuous recording times given in these instructions.

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Inserting and Ejecting a Cassette

There are three types of Mini DV CASSETTE tapes: DVM80, DVM60 and DVM30.

When inserting a tape or closing a cassette holder, do not apply excessive force.

This may cause a malfunction.

Do not use any tapes other than Mini DV CASSETTES.

1. Connect a power source and slide the TAPE EJECT switch and open the cassette door.

The cassette holding mechanism rises automatically.

2. When you see the writing-proof tab, insert a tape into the holder with its window panel outside.

3. Press the area labelled PUSH on the cassette holding mechanism until it clicks into place.

The cassette is loaded automatically.

4. Close the cassette door.

Close the door completely until you can hear a “click”.

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When you have recorded something that you wish to keep, you can protect it so that it will not be accidentally erased.

a. Protecting a tape :

Push the safety tab on the cassette so that the hole is uncovered.

b. Removing the tape protection :

If you no longer wish to keep the recording on the cassette, push the write-protect tab back so that it covers the hole.

How to keep a tape

a. Avoid places with magnets or magnetic interference.

b. Avoid humidity and dust prone places.

c. Keep the tape in an upright position and avoid storing it in direct sunlight.

d. Avoid dropping or knocking your tapes.

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Making your First Recording

1. Connect a Power source to the camcorder. (see page 21)

(A battery pack or a AC power adapter)

■ Insert a cassette. (see page 25)

2. Remove the LENS CAP and hook it onto the hand strap.

3. Set the power switch to the CAM position.

■ Open the LCD monitor and make sure that STBY is

■ displayed.

If the protection tab of the cassette is open, STOP and

PROTECTION! will be displayed.

Make sure the image you want to record appears in the

LCD monitor or viewfinder.

Make sure the battery level indicates that there is enough remaining power for your expected recording time.

4. To start recording, press the START/STOP button.

■ REC is displayed in the LCD.

To stop recording, press the START/STOP button again.

STBY is displayed in the LCD.

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When a cassette is loaded and the camcorder is left in the STBY mode for more than 5 minutes without being used, it will switch off automatically.

To use it again, push the START/STOP button or set the Power switch to OFF and then back to CAM.

This Auto Power off feature is designed to save battery power.

Edit Search

✤ When the camcorder is in STBY mode, you can use record search to play the tape forwards or backwards to find the point where you want to start or resume recording.

EDIT -- enables you to play the recording backwards and EDIT + enables you to play it forwards, for as long as you keep each button pressed down.

✤ If you press the EDIT -- button in STBY mode, your camcorder will play in reverse for 3 seconds and return to the original position automatically.

Note

■ Mosaic shaped distortion may appear on the screen while in edit search mode.

S.SHOW

FWD

DELETE

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Hints for Stable Image Recording

While recording, it is very important to hold the camcorder correctly.

Fix the LENS cap firmly by clipping it to the hand strap. (refer to the figure)

Recording with the LCD monitor

1. Hold the camcorder firmly using the hand strap.

2. Place your right elbow against your side.

3. Place your left hand under or beside the LCD to support and adjust it.

Do not touch the built-in microphone.

4. Choose a comfortable, stable position for the shots that you are taking.

You can lean against a wall or on a table for greater stability.

Do not forget to breathe gently.

5. Use the LCD frame as a guide to determine the horizontal plane.

6. Whenever possible, use a tripod.

Recording with the Viewfinder

1. Hold the camcorder firmly using the hand strap.

2. Place your right elbow against your side.

3. Place your left hand under the camcorder to support it.

Be sure not to touch the built-in microphone.

4. Choose a comfortable, stable position for the shots that you are taking.

You can lean against a wall or on a table for greater stability.

Do not forget to breathe gently.

5. To view an object through the viewfinder, pull it out until you hear the ‘click’ sound.

Excessive force may cause damage to the viewfinder.

6. Place your eye firmly against the viewfinder eyecup.

7. Use the viewfinder frame as a guide to determine the horizontal plane.

8. Whenever possible, use a tripod.

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Adjusting the LCD

Your camcorder is equipped with a 2.5 inch colour Liquid Crystal Display(LCD) screen, which enables you to view what you are recording or playing back directly.

Depending on the conditions under which you are using the camcorder (indoors or outdoors for example), you can adjust ;

BRIGHT SELECT

BRIGHT ADJUST

COLOUR ADJUST

1. Set the POWER switch to CAM position.

■ In the VCR mode, you may only setup the LCD while the tape is playing.

2. Open the LCD screen, and the LCD switches on.

3. Press the MENU button.

4. Turn the MENU DIAL so that VIEWER is highlighted and then push the MENU DIAL.

5. Turn the MENU DIAL so that LCD ADJUST is highlighted.

6. Push the MENU DIAL to enter the sub-menu.

7. Turn the MENU DIAL so that it highlights the menu item you want to adjust (BRIGHT SELECT, BRIGHT ADJUST, COLOUR ADJUST).

CAM MODE

INITIAL

CAMERA

A/V

MEMORY

VIEWER LCD ADJUST

DATE/TIME

TV DISPLAY

M.REC

M.PLA

Y

CAM

Mode

CAM MODE

VIEWER SET

LCD ADJUST

DATE / TIME

TV DISPLAY

CAM MODE

VIEWER SET

LCD ADJUST

BRIGHT SELECT . . . . NORMAL

BRIGHT ADJUST . . . . . . [ 1 8 ]

COLOUR ADJUST . . . . . [ 0 4 ]

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8. Push the MENU DIAL again.

You may select NORMAL or SUPER in the BRIGHT SELECT feature and push the MENU DIAL to save the setting.

Use the MENU DIAL to adjust the value of BRIGHT ADJUST and COLOUR ADJUST.

You can set values for BRIGHT ADJUST between 00 ~ 35 and COLOUR ADJUST between 00 ~ 07.

9. Press the MENU button to finish the setting.

Using the VIEWFINDER

The VIEWFINDER will not work when the LCD is open.

In order to bring it into focus, pull the viewfinder forward until you here a click.

Adjusting the Focus

Use the focus adjustment knob of the VIEWFINDER to focus the picture. (refer to figure )

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Playing back a tape you have recorded on the LCD

You can monitor the playback picture on the LCD monitor.

Make sure that the battery pack is in place.

1. Hold down the Power switch tab and turn it to the VCR position.

2. Insert the tape you wish to view. (see page 25)

3. Open the LCD screen.

Adjust the angle of the LCD screen and set the brightness or colour if necessary.

4. Press the (REW) button to rewind the tape to the starting point.

To stop rewinding, press the (STOP) button.

The camcorder stops automatically after rewinding is complete.

5. Press the

(PLAY/STILL) button to start playback.

You can view the picture you recorded on the LCD.

To stop the PLAY operation, press the (STOP) button.

Notes

You can also view the picture on a TV screen, after connecting the camcorder to a TV or VCR. (see page 66)

Various functions are available in playback mode. (see page 68)

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Adjusting the LCD during PLAY

You can adjust the LCD during playback.

The adjustment method is the same procedure as used in CAM mode. (see page 29)

The Speaker works in VCR mode only.

When you use the LCD screen for playback, you can hear the recorded sound from the built-in Speaker.

Follow the instructions below to decrease or mute speaker volume in the VCR mode.

Take the following steps to lower the volume or mute the sound while playing a tape on the VCR.

1. Set the power switch to VCR mode.

2. Press (PLAY/STILL) to play the tape.

3. When you hear sounds once the tape is in play, use the MENU DIAL to adjust the volume.

A volume level display will appear on the LCD.

Levels may be adjusted from anywhere between 00 to 19 and you will not hear any sound when the volume is set on 00.

If you close the LCD while playing, you will not hear sound from the speaker.

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Advanced Recording

Use of various Functions

Setting menu items

MENU

INITIAL

CAMERA

A/V

MEMORY

VIEWER

SUB MENU

CLOCK SET

REMOCON

BEEP SOUND

SHUTTER SOUND

DEMONSTRATION

PROGRAM AE

WHT. BALANCE

D. ZOOM

EIS

DSE SELECT

CUSTOM. Q

REC MODE

PHOTO SEARCH

PHOTO COPY

AUDIO MODE

AUDIO SELECT

WIND CUT

QUALITY

PRINT MARK

PROTECT

DELETE

FORMAT

LCD ADJUST

DATE/TIME

TV DISPLAY

C : CAM MODE

MR : M.REC MODE

V : VCR MODE

MP : M.PLAY MODE

MODE switch

C/V/MR/MP

C/V/MR/MP

C/V/MR/MP

MR

C

C/MR

C/MR

C/MR

C/MR

C/MR

C/MR

C/V

V

V

C/V

V

C/V

V/MR

MP

MP

MP

MP

C/V/MR/MP

C/V/MR/MP

C/V/MR/MP

Set the camcorder to CAM or VCR mode and M.REC or M.PLAY mode

(VP-D380/D380i only)

1. Press the MENU button.

The MENU OSD is displayed. The cursor ( HIGHLIGHT ) indicates the feature you are currently adjusting.

2. Using the MENU DIAL and push the MENU DIAL on the rear side panel, select and activate the item.

3. You can exit the menu mode by pressing the MENU button.

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Availability of functions in each mode

Operating

Mode

EIS

Requested

Mode

D.ZOOM

PHOTO

Digital Special Effects

O

O

EIS

Digital functions

D.ZOOM

O

O

PHOTO

O

O

Digital special effects

O

O

O

O : The requested mode will work in this operating mode.

: You can not change the requested mode.

Notes

When a menu item on the LCD is marked with an X, that item cannot be activated.

When you select an item that cannot be changed, an error message will be displayed.

RESET

If you push the RESET button, the LCD MENU settings are changed to the default settings.

Push the RESET button by using an object with sharp point such as a small screwdriver.

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CLOCK SET

CLOCK setup works in CAM, VCR, M.REC and M.PLAY modes.

The DATE/TIME is automatically recorded onto a tape.

Before recording, please set the DATE/TIME.

1. Press the MENU button.

The menu list will appear.

2. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight INITIAL and push the MENU DIAL.

3. Use the MENU DIAL to select CLOCK SET from the submenu.

4. Push the MENU DIAL to enter SETTING mode.

A blinking item indicates the item to be changed. The year will blink first.

5. Using the MENU DIAL, change the year setting.

6. Push the MENU DIAL.

The month will blink.

7. Using the MENU DIAL, change the month setting.

8. Push the MENU DIAL.

The day will blink.

9. You can set the day, hour and minute following the same procedure for setting the year and month.

10.Push the MENU DIAL after setting the minutes.

The word COMPLETE! will appear, and a few seconds later, the menu screen will automatically return to the sub menu.

11.To exit, press the MENU button.

CAM MODE

INITIAL

CAMERA

A/V

MEMORY

VIEWER

CLOCK SET

REMOCON

BEEP SOUND

SHUT SOUND

DEMO

CAM MODE

INITIAL SET

CLOCK SET

REMOCON

BEEP SOUND

SHUTTER SOUND

DEMONSTRATION

CAM MODE

INITIAL SET

CLOCK SET

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REMOCON

THE REMOCON function works in CAM, VCR, M.REC, M.PLAY modes.

The REMOCON option allows you to enable or disable the remote control for use with the camcorder.

1. Press the MENU button.

■ The menu list will appear.

2. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight INITIAL and push the MENU DIAL.

3. Use the MENU DIAL to select REMOCON from the submenu.

4. Push the MENU DIAL to enable or disable the remote control.

The setting switches between ON/OFF each time you push the MENU DIAL.

5. To exit, press the MENU button.

■ If you set the remote to OFF in the menu and try to use it, the remote icon will blink on the LCD for 3 seconds, then disappear.

CAM MODE

INITIAL

CAMERA

A/V

MEMORY

VIEWER

CLOCK SET

REMOCON

BEEP SOUND

SHUT SOUND

DEMO

CAM MODE

INITIAL SET

CLOCK SET

REMOCON

BEEP SOUND

SHUTTER SOUND

DEMONSTRATION

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BEEP SOUND

THE BEEP SOUND function works in CAM, VCR, M.REC, M.PLAY modes.

Use the MENU to setup the BEEP SOUND function. Select whether or not you want to hear a beep sound whenever you change a setup value.

1. Press the MENU button.

■ The menu list will appear.

2. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight INITIAL and push the MENU DIAL.

3. Use the MENU DIAL to select BEEP SOUND from the submenu.

4. Push the MENU DIAL to enable or disable the BEEP SOUND.

The setting switches between ON/OFF each time you push the MENU DIAL.

■ When you press the START / STOP button to start a recording, the BEEP SOUND is automatically OFF.

5. To exit, press the MENU button.

CAM MODE

INITIAL

CAMERA

A/V

MEMORY

VIEWER

CLOCK SET

REMOCON

BEEP SOUND

SHUT SOUND

DEMO

CAM MODE

INITIAL SET

CLOCK SET

REMOCON

BEEP SOUND

SHUTTER SOUND

DEMONSTRATION

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SHUTTER SOUND

You can hear the SHUTTER SOUND only when using the PHOTO function.

Determines whether or not you wish to hear a SHUTTER SOUND when using the DSC feature.

1. Set the camcorder to M.REC mode.

2. Press the MENU button.

The menu list will appear.

3. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight INITIAL and push the MENU DIAL.

4. Use the MENU DIAL to select SHUTTER SOUND from the submenu.

5. Push the MENU DIAL to switch between ON and OFF.

6. To exit, press the MENU button.

M.REC MODE

INITIAL

CAMERA

A/V

MEMORY

VIEWER

CLOCK SET

REMOCON

BEEP SOUND

SHUT SOUND

DEMO

M.REC MODE

INITIAL SET

CLOCK SET

REMOCON

BEEP SOUND

SHUTTER SOUND

DEMONSTRATION

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DEMONSTRATION

Demonstration automatically shows you the major functions that are included with your camcorder so that you may use them more easily.

The DEMONSTRATION function may only be used in the CAM mode without a tape inserted in the camcorder.

The demonstration operates repeatedly until the DEMONSTRATION mode switched

OFF.

1. Set the camcorder to CAM mode.

2. Press the MENU button.

■ The menu list will appear.

3. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight INITIAL.

4. Select DEMONSTRATION from the submenu and push the MENU DIAL.

5. To activate the DEMONSTRATION, set DEMONSTRATION ON.

Press the menu button to quit the menu.

The demonstration will begin.

6. To end the DEMONSTRATION, set the DEMONSTRATION to OFF.

Notes

The DEMONSTRATION function only works without a TAPE installed.

The DEMONSTRATION mode is automatically activated when the camcorder is left idle for more than 10 minutes after switching to the CAM mode (when the tape is not inserted in the camcorder).

If you press other buttons (FADE, BLC, PHOTO, EASY, CUSTOM) during the

DEMONSTRATION mode, the DEMONSTRATION stops temporarily and resumes

10 minutes later if you do not operate any other functions.

CAM MODE

INITIAL

CAMERA

A/V

MEMORY

VIEWER

CLOCK SET

REMOCON

BEEP SOUND

SHUT SOUND

DEMO

CAM MODE

INITIAL SET

CLOCK SET

REMOCON

BEEP SOUND

SHUTTER SOUND

DEMONSTRATION

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PROGRAM AE

The PROGRAM AE function works in CAM or M.REC mode only.

The PROGRAM AE mode allows you to adjust shutter speeds and apertures to suit different recording conditions.

The modes you creative control over the depth of field.

AUTO mode

Auto balance between the subject and the background.

To be used in normal conditions.

The shutter speed automatically varies from 1/50 to 1/250 per second, depending on the scene.

SPORTS mode ( )

For recording people or objects moving quickly.

PORTRAIT mode ( )

For focusing on the background of the subject, when the background is out of focus.

The PORTRAIT mode is most effective when used outdoors.

The shutter speed automatically varies from 1/50 to 1/1000 per second.

SPOTLIGHT mode ( )

For recording correctly when there is only light on the subject and not the rest of the picture.

SAND/SNOW mode ( )

For recording when people or objects are darker than the background because of reflected light from sand or snow.

HSS (High Shutter Speed) mode ( )

For recording fast-moving subjects such as players in golf or tennis games.

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Setting the PROGRAM AE

1. Press the MENU button.

The menu list will appear.

2. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight CAMERA and push the MENU DIAL.

3. Select PROGRAM AE from the sub menu.

4. Push the MENU DIAL to enter the sub menu.

5. Using the MENU DIAL, select the PROGRAM AE mode.

Push the MENU DIAL to confirm the PROGRAM AE mode.

6. To exit, press the MENU button.

CAM MODE

CAMERA SET

PROGRAM AE

WHT.BALANCE

D.ZOOM

EIS

DSE SELECT

CUSTOM

CAM MODE

INITIAL

CAMERA

A/V

MEMORY

VIEWER

PROGRAM AE

WHT. BALANCE

D.ZOOM

EIS

DSE SELECT

CUSTOM

480x

CAM MODE

CAMERA SET

PROGRAM AE

AUTO

SPORTS

PORTRAIT

SPOTLIGHT

SAND / SNOW

HSS

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WHT. BALANCE (WHITE BALANCE)

The WHITE BALANCE function works in CAM or M.REC mode only.

The WHITE BALANCE is a recording function that preserves the unique colour of the object in any recording condition.

You may select the appropriate WHITE BALANCE mode to obtain good quality colour of the image.

AUTO ( ) : This mode is generally used to control the WHITE BALANCE automatically.

HOLD ( ) :This fixes the current WHITE BALANCE value.

INDOOR ( ) : This controls the WHITE BALANCE according to the indoor ambience.

OUTDOOR ( ) : This controls the WHITE BALANCE according to the outdoor ambience.

1. Set the camcorder to CAM mode.

2. Press the MENU button.

■ The menu list will appear.

3. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight CAMERA and push the MENU DIAL.

4. Select WHT.BALANCE from the sub menu.

5. Push the MENU DIAL to enter the sub menu.

6. Using the MENU DIAL, select the WHITE BALANCE mode.

■ Push the MENU DIAL to confirm the WHITE BALANCE mode.

7. To exit, press the MENU button.

CAM MODE

INITIAL

CAMERA

A/V

MEMORY

VIEWER

PROGRAM AE

WHT. BALANCE

D.ZOOM

EIS

DSE SELECT

CUSTOM

480x

CAM MODE

CAMERA SET

PROGRAM AE

WHT. BALANCE

D. ZOOM

EIS

DSE SELECT

CUSTOM

CAM MODE

CAMERA SET

WHT. BALANCE

AUTO

HOLD

INDOOR

OUTDOOR

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Zooming In and Out with DIGITAL ZOOM

Zoom works in CAM/M.REC mode only.

Zooming In and Out

The VP-D340/D340i/D380/D380i model offers a DUAL Zoom system for added convenience.

Zooming is a recording technique that lets you change the size of the subject in a scene.

For more professional looking recordings, do not use the zoom function too often.

You can zoom using variable zoom speeds.

Use these features for different shots. Please note that over-use of the zoom feature can lead to unprofessional looking results and a reduction of battery usage time.

The dual zoom lever has the same function of the normal zoom lever but takes more time for zooming in and out.

It is useful to use the dual zoom lever when you need a detailed zooming in and out.

1. Move the zoom lever slightly for a gradual zoom, move it further for a high-speed zoom.

Your zooming is monitored on the OSD.

2. T(Telephoto) side: Subject appears closer.

3. W(Wide angle) side: Subject appears farther away.

TELE

WIDE

Note

You can record a subject that is a minimum of 1 m (about 2.65 feet) away from the lens surface in the TELE position, or about 10 mm (about 0.5 inch) away in the WIDE position.

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Digital Zoom

Zooms more than 12x are performed digitally.

The picture quality may deteriorate depending on how much you zoom in on the subject.

We recommend that you use the EIS feature with DIGITAL ZOOM for picture stability. (see page 45)

1. Set the camcorder to CAM or M.REC mode.

2. Press the MENU button.

The menu list will appear.

3. Turn the MENU DIAL to CAMERA and push the MENU DIAL.

4. Select D.ZOOM from the submenu.

5. Push the MENU DIAL to setup the 480x digital zoom function or to turn the feature OFF.

6. To exit, press the MENU button.

CAM MODE

INITIAL

CAMERA

A/V

MEMORY

VIEWER

PROGRAM AE

WHT. BALANCE

D.ZOOM

EIS

DSE SELECT

CUSTOM

CAM MODE

CAMERA SET

PROGRAM AE

WHT. BALANCE

D. ZOOM

EIS

DSE SELECT

CUSTOM

480x

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EIS (Electronic Image Stabilizer)

The EIS function works in CAM/M.REC mode only.

EIS(Electronic Image Stabilizer) is a function that compensates for any shaking or hand movement while holding the camcorder (within reasonable limits).

It provides more stable pictures when:

Recording a small object close-up

Recording and walking at the same time

Recording through the window of a vehicle

1. Set the camcorder to CAM mode.

2. Press the MENU button.

■ The menu list will appear.

3. Turn the MENU DIAL highlight to CAMERA and push the MENU DIAL.

■ The sub menu list will appear.

4. Turn the MENU DIAL to activate the EIS function, push the MENU DIAL.

The EIS menu is changed to ON.

If you do not want to use the EIS function, set the EIS menu to OFF.

5. To exit, press the MENU button.

Note

■ It is recommended that you deactivate the shake compensation function when using a tripod.

CAM MODE

INITIAL

CAMERA

A/V

MEMORY

VIEWER

PROGRAM AE

WHT. BALANCE

D.ZOOM

EIS

DSE SELECT

CUSTOM

480x

CAM MODE

CAMERA SET

PROGRAM AE

WHT. BALANCE

D. ZOOM

EIS

DSE SELECT

CUSTOM

480x

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DSE (Digital Special Effects) SELECT

The DSE function works in CAM and M.REC mode only.

The digital effects enable you to give a creative look to your recording by adding various special effects.

Select the appropriate digital effect for the type of picture that you wish to record and the effect you wish to create.

There are 9 DSE modes.

a ART mode

This mode gives the images a coarse effect.

b. MOSAIC mode

This mode gives the images a mosaic effect.

c. SEPIA mode

This mode gives the images a reddish-brown pigment.

d. NEGA mode

This mode reverses the colours of the images creating a negative image.

e. MIRROR mode

This mode cuts the picture in half, using a mirror effect.

f. BLK & WHT mode

This mode changes the images to black and white.

g. EMBOSS mode

This mode creates a 3D effect (embossing).

h. CINEMA mode

This mode covers the upper/lower portions of the screen to give a cinematic effect.

i. MAKE - UP mode

This mode allows the images to be selected in red, green, blue or yellow colours.

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Selecting an effect

1. Set the camcorder to CAM mode.

2. Press the MENU button.

■ The menu list will appear.

3. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight CAMERA and push the MENU DIAL.

4. Select DSE SELECT from the sub menu.

5. Push the MENU DIAL to enter the sub menu.

6. Using MENU DIAL, select the DSE mode.

■ Push the MENU DIAL to confirm the DSE mode.

7. To exit, press the MENU button.

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CAM MODE

INITIAL

CAMERA

A/V

MEMORY

VIEWER

PROGRAM AE

WHT. BALANCE

D.ZOOM

EIS

DSE SELECT

CUSTOM

480x

CAM MODE

CAMERA SET

PROGRAM AE

WHT BALANCE

D ZOOM

EIS

DSE SELECT

CUSTOM

CAM MODE

CAMERA SET

DSE SELECT

OFF

ART

MOSAIC

SEPIA

NEGA

MIRROR

BLK&WHT

480x

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CUSTOM.Q

You can customize settings and save them for future use.

■ The CUSTOM.Q function operates in the CAM and M.REC mode.

If you want to use the CUSTOM.Q function (see page 58) correctly, set the status of each item as desired before using the CUSTOM.Q function.

You can set and store the following items:

■ PROGRAM AE, WHT.BALANCE, D.ZOOM, EIS, DSE SELECT

1. Set the power switch to CAM mode.

2. Press the MENU button.

■ The MENU list will appear.

3. Turn the MENU DIAL, select CAMERA position and push the MENU DIAL.

4. Select CUSTOM.Q using MENU DIAL in the submenu and push the MENU DIAL.

5. Using and pushing the MENU DIAL and push the MENU DIAL, set the status of each item as desired.

6. To exit the menu, press the MENU button.

Note

If you want to activate the CUSTOM.Q function, press the CUSTOM.Q button while in CAM mode.

CAM MODE

INITIAL

CAMERA

A/V

MEMORY

VIEWER

PROGRAM AE

WHT. BALANCE

D.ZOOM

EIS

DSE SELECT

CUSTOM

480x

CAM MODE

CAMERA SET

PROGRAM AE

WHT BALANCE

D ZOOM

EIS

DSE SELECT

CUSTOM

CAM MODE

CAMERA SET

CUSTOM

PROGRAM AE

WHT. BALANCE

D. ZOOM

EIS

DSE SELECT

480x

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REC MODE

The REC MODE function works in both CAM and VCR modes.

This camcorder records and plays back in SP (standard play) mode and in LP (long play) mode.

SP (standard play): This mode permits 60 minutes of recording time with a DVM60 tape.

LP (long play): This mode permits 90 minutes of recording time with a DVM60 tape.

1. Set the camcorder to CAM or VCR mode.

2. Press the MENU button.

■ The menu list will appear.

3. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight A/V and push the MENU DIAL.

4. Select REC MODE from the submenu and push the MENU DIAL.

■ The REC MODE toggles between SP and LP with each push.

5. To exit, press the MENU button.

Notes

We recommend that you use this camcorder to play back any tapes recorded on this camcorder.

Playing back a tape recorded in other equipment may produce mosaic shaped distortion.

Record using SP mode for best picture and sound quality.

CAM MODE

INITIAL

CAMERA

A/V

MEMORY

VIEWER

REC MODE

PHOTO SEARCH

COPY

AUDIO MODE

AUDIO SELECT

WIND CUT

12

CAM MODE

A / V SET

REC MODE

PHOTO SEARCH

PHOTO COPY

AUDIO MODE

AUDIO SELECT

WIND CUT

12

SOUND1

OFF

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AUDIO MODE

The AUDIO MODE function works in CAM and VCR modes.

This camcorder can record sound on a tape in two audio modes (12 bit, 16 bit).

■ 12bit : You can record two 12bit stereo sound tracks.

The original stereo sound can be recorded onto the MAIN (SOUND1) track.

Additional stereo sound can be dubbed onto the SUB (SOUND2) track.

16bit : You can record one high quality stereo sound using the 16bit recording mode.

Audio dubbing is not possible when using this mode.

1. Set the camcorder to CAM mode.

2. Press the MENU button.

■ The menu list will appear.

3. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight A/V and push the MENU DIAL.

4. Select the AUDIO MODE from the menu and push the MENU DIAL.

■ The AUDIO MODE toggles between 12bit-16bit with each push.

5. To exit, press the MENU button.

CAM MODE

INITIAL

CAMERA

A/V

MEMORY

VIEWER

REC MODE

PHOTO SEARCH

COPY

AUDIO MODE

AUDIO SELECT

WIND CUT

12

CAM MODE

A / V SET

REC MODE

PHOTO SEARCH

PHOTO COPY

AUDIO MODE

AUDIO SELECT

WIND CUT

12

SOUND1

OFF

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WIND CUT

The WIND CUT function works in CAM and VCR modes.

The WIND CUT function minimizes wind noise or other noise while recording.

When the wind cut is on, some low sounds are eliminated along with the sound of the wind.

1. Set the camcorder to CAM mode.

2. Press the MENU button.

■ The menu list will appear.

3. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight A/V and push the MENU DIAL.

4. Select WIND CUT from submenu.

5. This feature toggles ON/OFF each time you push the MENU DIAL.

■ is shown in the display when you turn the WIND CUT on.

6. To exit, press the MENU button.

CAM MODE

INITIAL

CAMERA

A/V

MEMORY

VIEWER

REC MODE

PHOTO SEARCH

COPY

AUDIO MODE

AUDIO SELECT

WIND CUT

12

CAM MODE

A / V SET

REC MODE

PHOTO SEARCH

PHOTO COPY

AUDIO MODE

AUDIO SELECT

WIND CUT

12

SOUND1

Notes

Make sure WIND CUT is set to off when you want the microphone to be as sensitive as possible.

Use the WIND CUT when recording in windy places such as the beach or near buildings.

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DATE/TIME

The DATE/TIME function works in CAM, VCR, M.REC and M.PLAY modes.

The date and time are automatically recorded on a special data area of the tape.

1. Press the MENU button.

■ The menu list will appear.

2. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight VIEWER and push the MENU DIAL.

3. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight DATE/TIME.

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4. Push the MENU DIAL to select the sub-menu.

5. Using the MENU DIAL, select the DATE/TIME mode.

You can choose between - the OFF, DATE, TIME and DATE/TIME modes

OFF only

DATE only

TIME only

■ DATE & TIME

To return to the previous menu, highlight DATE/TIME in the middle of the menu and push MENU DIAL.

6. To exit, press the MENU button.

Notes

The DATE/TIME is not affected by the OSD ON/OFF (DISPLAY) button.

The DATE/TIME will read “- - -” in the following conditions.

During playback of a blank section of a tape.

If the tape was recorded before setting the DATE/TIME in the Camera’s memory.

When the battery becomes weak or dead.

Before you can use the DATE/TIME function, you must set the Clock.

CAM MODE

INITIAL

CAMERA

A/V

MEMORY

VIEWER LCD ADJUST

DATE / TIME

TV DISPLAY

CAM MODE

VIEWER SET

LCD ADJUST

DATE / TIME

TV DISPLAY

CAM MODE

VIEWER SET

DATE / TIME

DATE

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TV DISPLAY

The TV DISPLAY function works in CAM, VCR, M.REC, M.PLAY modes.

You can select the output path of the OSD (On Screen Display).

OFF: The OSD appears in the LCD screen only.

ON: The OSD appears in the LCD screen, CVF and TV hooked up to the camcorder.

Use the DISPLAY button located at the rear of the camcorder to turn ON/OFF all of the OSD displayed on the LCD/CVF/TV.

1. Set the camcorder to CAM, VCR, M.REC, M.PLAY mode.

2. Press the MENU button.

■ The menu list will appear.

3. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight VIEWER and push the MENU DIAL.

4. Select the TV DISPLAY mode in list, push the MENU DIAL.

■ The DISPLAY mode switches between ON/OFF with each push.

5. To exit, press the MENU button.

CAM MODE

INITIAL

CAMERA

A/V

MEMORY

VIEWER LCD ADJUST

DATE / TIME

TV DISPLAY

CAM MODE

VIEWER SET

LCD ADJUST

DATE / TIME

TV DISPLAY

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Using Quick Menu

Quick menu is available only in CAM or M.REC mode.

Quick menu is used to adjust camera functions by simply using the MENU DIAL.

This feature is useful for when you want to make simple adjustments without having to access the menus and submenus.

DATE/TIME

Each time you select DATE/TIME and press the MENU DIAL, it’ll be displayed in the order of

DATE - TIME - DATE/TIME - OFF(See page 52).

REMOCON( )

Each time you select REMOCON and press the MENU DIAL, the REMOCON is switched to either enabled ( ) or disabled ( ) .

EIS( )

Each time you select EIS and press the MENU DIAL, the EIS icon is displayed or set to OFF.

DSE(Digital Special Effect) (see page 46)

Each time you select DSE and press the MENU DIAL, the DSE preset values are applied or set to OFF.

DSE values will not switch between On and Off if they have not been preset in the menu.

PROGRAM AE (see page 40)

Each time you select PROGRAM AE and press the MENU DIAL, you can choose between the preset PROGRAM AE values and AUTO. You can’t choose between Auto and the PROGRAM AE values if the values have not been preset in the regular menu.

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WHT. BALANCE(see page 42)

- Each time you select WHT. BALANCE and press the MENU DIAL, you can choose between preset WHT.BALANCE values and AUTO. As in PROGRAM AE, you can't choose between

Auto and WHT.BALANCE values it they have not been preset.

SHUTTER SPEED & EXPOSURE

You can set values for SHUTTER SPEED and EXPOSURE by selecting ( the MENU DIAL. For more information, see the next chapter.

) icon and pressing

Setting the Quick menu

1. Set the camcorder to CAM mode.

2. Turn the MENU DIAL.

■ You’ll see the WHT.BALANCE icon first.

3. Turn the MENU DIAL to select a function you want and then press the MENU DIAL to change the values.

M.REC

Notes

Quick menu function will not operate in EASY mode.

If you are using the M.FOCUS ( ) function, you cannot use the Quick menu.

If you want to use the Quick menu function, release the M.FOCUS ( ) mode.

EIS

DSE

PROGRAM AE

WHT. BALANCE

MIRROR

SHUTTTER

EXPOSURE

SHUTTER

EXPOSURE

M.PLA

Y

CAM

Mode

STBY

0 : 0 0 : 0 0

20:00

1. JUN. 2002

REMOCON

DATE/TIME

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SHUTTER SPEED & EXPOSURE

You can set SHUTTER SPEED and EXPOSURE only in CAM/M.REC mode.

SHUTTER SPEED and EXPOSURE values can only be set in the Quick Menu.

SHUTTER SPEED and EXPOSURE are automatically switched and/or deactivated.

1. Set the power switch to CAM mode.

2 Turn the MENU DIAL until you see

■ icon on, and then press the MENU DIAL.

You see a screen on which you can select SHUTTER SPEED and EXPOSURE.

Turn the MENU DIAL to select the item you want and then press the MENU DIAL.

SHUTTER SPEED can be set to 1/50, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000, 1/4000 or 1/10000.

EXPOSURE can be set between 00 and 29 by turning the Menu dial.

3. To exit from the setting screen, select the icon and press the MENU DIAL.

Recommended Shutter speeds when recording

Outdoor sports such as golf or tennis: 1/2000 or 1/4000.

Moving cars or trains or other rapidly moving vehicles such as roller coasters: 1/1000, 1/500 or 1/250.

Indoor sports such as basketball: 1/120.

Notes

If you want to use the selected shutter speed and exposure value, you should begin the recording with the shutter speed and the exposure adjustment screens displayed on the LCD.

If you manually change the shutter speed and the exposure value when Auto-exposure option is selected, manual changes are applied first.

The image may not appear smooth when a high shutter speed is set.

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EASY Mode (for Beginners)

The EASY mode allows a beginner to make good recordings easily.

■ The EASY mode operates in CAM and M.REC mode.

1. Set the power switch to CAM mode.

2. By pressing the EASY button, all functions on the camera will be set to off and the recording settings will be set to the following basic modes:

Battery level, recording mode, counter, DATE/TIME, and EIS (

The word “EASY.Q” will appear on the LCD at the same time.

) will be displayed.

However, the DATE/TIME will only be seen if it has been previously set. (see page 52)

3. Press START/STOP to start recording.

■ Recording will begin using the basic automatic settings.

4. Pressing the EASY button again turns the EASY mode off.

■ The camera will return to the settings that were set prior to activating EASY mode.

EASY

CUSTOM EASY

STOP

0 : 0 0 : 0 0

53 min

Notes

In EASY mode, certain functions are not available, such as MENU, BLC, MF/AF.

If you want to use these functions, you must first switch the EASY mode off.

The EASY mode settings are deleted when the battery pack is uninstalled from the camcorder and therefore, they must be reset when a battery pack has been replaced.

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CUSTOM Mode

You can customize settings and save them for future use.

The CUSTOM SET function operates in CAM and M.REC mode only.

Please set the custom settings before using this function. (see page 48)

1. Set the power switch to CAM mode.

2. To activate the CUSTOM function, press the CUSTOM button.

“CUSTOM.Q” will be displayed on the screen.

3. Press START/STOP to start recording.

Recording will begin using the CUSTOM settings.

4. To switch CUSTOM mode off, press the CUSTOM button again.

The camcorder will revert to the settings that were set prior to custom mode being selected.

Note

The CUSTOM mode settings are deleted when a battery pack is removed and therefore must be reset when a battery pack has been replaced.

CUSTOM

MIRROR

CUSTOM EASY

STBY

0 : 0 0 : 0 0

5 3 min

20:00

1. NOV. 2002

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MF/AF (Manual Focus/Auto Focus)

The MF/AF function works in CAM and M.REC mode only.

In most situations, it is better to use the automatic focus feature, as it enables you to concentrate on the creative side of your recording.

Manual focusing may be necessary under certain conditions that make automatic focusing difficult and/or unreliable.

Auto Focusing

If you are inexperienced in the use of camcorders, we recommend that you use Auto Focus.

Manual Focusing

In the following cases, you may obtain better results by adjusting the focus manually.

a. A picture containing several objects, some close to the camcorder, others further away.

b. A person enveloped in fog or surrounded by snow.

c. Very shiny or glossy surfaces like a car.

d. People or objects moving constantly or quickly like an athlete or a crowd.

1. Set the power switch to CAM mode.

2. Press the MF/AF( ) button.

3. Turn the MENU DIAL up or down until the object is in focus.

Zoom out a little if focusing is difficult.

4. To return to AF(Auto Focus), press the MF/AF button again.

2

3

4

REV

S.SHOW

FWD

REV

S.SHOW

FWD

M.REC

MF/AF

M.PLA

Y

MF/AF

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BLC (Back Light Compensation)

BLC works in CAM/M.REC mode.

Back lighting exists when the subject is darker than the background:

The subject is in front of a window.

The person to be recorded is wearing white or shiny clothes and is placed

■ against a bright background; the person’s face is too dark to distinguish his/her features.

The subject is outdoors and the background is overcast.

The light sources are too bright.

The subject is against a snowy background.

1. Set the power switch to CAM mode.

2. Press the BLC button.

Normal - BLC - Normal

BLC enhances the subject.

* BLC off * BLC on

REV

S.SHOW

FWD

DELETE

BLC

Note

The BLC function will not operate in EASY mode.

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Fade In and Out

The FADE function works in CAM mode only.

You can give your recordings a professional look by using special effects such as fading in at the beginning of a sequence or fading out at the end of a sequence.

REV

To Start Recording

1. Before recording, hold down the FADE button.

The picture and sound gradually disappear (fade out).

2. Press the START/STOP button and at the same time release the FADE button. Recording starts and the picture and sound gradually appear (fade in).

ME

MEM/P

To Stop Recording (use FADE IN / FADE OUT)

3. When you wish to stop recording, hold down the

FADE button. The picture and sound gradually disappear (fade out).

4. When the picture has disappeared, press the

START/STOP button to stop recording.

a. FADE OUT (Approx. 4 seconds)

b. FADE IN (Approx. 4 seconds)

Press the FADE button

REV

ME

S.SHOW

MEM/P

a. FADE OUT

STBY

0:00:00

REC

0:00:15

REC

0:00:15

STBY

0:00:20

Gradual disappearance

Gradual appearance b. FADE IN Release the FADE button

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Audio dubbing

The AUDIO DUBBING function only works in VCR Mode.

You can add sound to the original sound on a pre-recorded tape, recorded in SP mode with 12bit sound.

Use the internal and external microphones or other audio equipment.

The original sound will not be erased.

Dubbing Sound

1. Set the camcorder to VCR mode.

■ If you want to use an external microphone, connect the microphone to

■ the external MIC input jack on the camcorder.

When you wish to dub using the External A/V input, connect the AUDIO

/VIDEO cable to the camcorder by inserting the cable jack into the A/V in/out terminal on the left side of the camcorder.

2. Press the (PLAY/STILL) button and find the time frame of the scene to be dubbed.

3. Press the (PLAY/STILL) button to pause the scene.

4. Press the A.DUB button on the Remote Control.

A.DUB will be displayed on the LCD.

The camcorder is in a ready-to-dub state.

5. Press the (PLAY/STILL) button to start dubbing.

■ Press the (STOP) button to stop the dubbing.

REV

S.SHOW

FWD

START/

STOP PHOTO DISPLAY

WIDE

SELF

TIMER

ZERO

MEMORY A.DUB

TELE

STILL

X2

Notes

You can not use the audio dubbing function while playing a write protected video tape.

When you wish to dub using the External A/V input, you must connect the AUDIO/VIDEO cable to the audio system from which you wish to record.

You can not use the audio dubbing function while the A/V calbe is connected to TV.

You can not dub sound on a pre-recorded tape in LP mode or 16 bit mode.

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Dubbed audio Playback

1. Insert the dubbed tape and press MENU button.

2. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight A/V.

3. Push the MENU DIAL to enter the sub-menu.

4. Use the MENU DIAL to select AUDIO SELECT from the submenu.

5. Push the MENU DIAL to enter the sub-menu.

6. Using the MENU DIAL, select the AUDIO playback channel.

Push the MENU DIAL to confirm the audio playback channel.

SOUND1 : play the original sound.

SOUND2 : play the dubbed sound.

MIX(1+2) : play back SOUND1 and 2 equally mixed.

7. To exit, press the MENU button.

8. Press the (PLAY/STILL) button to playback the dubbed tape.

Note

■ When you play back added sound (SOUND2 or MIX mode), you may experience loss of sound quality.

VCR MODE

A / V SET

REC MODE

PHOTO SEARCH

PHOTO COPY

AUDIO MODE

AUDIO SELECT

WIND CUT

12

SOUND1

OFF

VCR MODE

A / V SET

AUDIO SELECT

SOUND [ 1 ]

SOUND [ 2 ]

MIX [ 1 + 2 ]

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PHOTO Image Recording

1. Press the PHOTO Button lightly (about halfway down) and hold it.

The still picture appears on the LCD monitor.

If you do not wish to record, simply release the pressure from the button.

2. Press the PHOTO button fully down.

■ The still picture is recorded for about 6~7 seconds.

3. After the PHOTO has been recorded, the camcorder returns to STBY mode.

Searching for a PHOTO picture

You can search for the recorded still image recorded on tape.

The PHOTO SEARCH works in VCR mode only.

1. Press the MENU button.

■ The menu list will appear.

2. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight A/V.

3. Push the MENU DIAL to enter the sub-menu.

4. Select PHOTO SEARCH from the submenu and push the MENU DIAL.

5. Search the PHOTO using the (FWD) and (REW) buttons.

The PHOTO search process appears on the LCD while you are searching.

After completing the search, the camcorder displays the still image.

6. To exit, press the (STOP) button.

1

2

VCR MODE

INITIAL

CAMERA

A/V

MEMORY

VIEWER

REC MODE

PHOTO SEARCH

COPY

AUDIO MODE

AUDIO SELECT

WIND CUT

12

VCR MODE

A / V SET

REC MODE

PHOTO SEARCH

PHOTO COPY

AUDIO MODE

AUDIO SELECT

WIND CUT

12

SOUND1

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Various Recording Techniques

In some situations different recording techniques may be required for more dramatic results.

Note

Please rotate the LCD screen carefully as excessive rotation may cause damage to the inside of the hinge that connects the LCD screen to the Camcorder.

1. General recording.

2. Downward recording.

Making a recording with a top view of the LCD screen.

3. Upward recording.

Making a recording viewing the LCD screen from below.

4. Self recording.

Making a recording viewing the LCD screen from the front.

5. Recording with the Viewfinder.

In circumstances where it is difficult to use the LCD monitor, the viewfinder can be used as a convenient alternative.

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3

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4

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Tape Playback

The playback function works in VCR mode only.

Playback on the LCD

It is practical to view a tape using the LCD in a car or outdoors.

Playback on a TV monitor

To play back a tape, the television must have a compatible colour system.

We recommend that you use the AC Power Adapter as the power source for the camcorder.

Video input-

Yellow

TV

Audio input

(left)-White

Audio input

(right)-Red

S-VIDEO input

Camcorder

Connecting to a TV which has Audio/Video input jacks

1. Connect the camcorder and TV with the Audio/Video cable.

The yellow plug : Video

The white plug : Audio(L)

The red plug : Audio(R) - STEREO only

If you connect to a monaural TV or VCR, connect the yellow plug (Video) to the video input of the TV or VCR and the white plug (Audio L) to the audio input of the TV or VCR.

You may use the supplied SCART adapter.

2. Set the power switch on the camcorder to VCR mode.

3. Turn on the TV and set the TV/VIDEO selector on the TV to VIDEO.

Refer to the TV or VCR user’s manual.

4. Play the tape back.

S-VIDEO OUT

A/V OUT

Notes

You may use the S-VIDEO cable to obtain better quality pictures if you have an S-VIDEO connector on your TV.

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Connecting to a VCR

You can connect your camcorder to a TV which has no Audio and Video input jacks through a VCR.

1. Connect the camcorder and VCR with the Audio/Video cable.

The yellow plug : Video

The white plug : Audio(L)

The red plug : Audio(R) - STEREO only

2. Connect a TV to the VCR.

3. Set the power switch on the camcorder to VCR mode.

4. Turn on both the TV and VCR.

Set the input selector on the VCR to LINE.

Select the channel reserved for your VCR on the TV set.

5. Play the tape back.

Playback

You can play the recorded tape in VCR mode.

1. Connect a power source and set the power switch to VCR mode.

2. Insert the tape you wish to play back.

3. Using the (FWD) and (REW) buttons, find the first position you wish to play back.

4. Press the

(PLAY/STILL) button.

The images you recorded will appear on the TV after a few seconds.

If a tape reaches its end while being played back, the tape will rewind automatically.

Notes

It is best to decrease the volume of the built-in speaker when your camcorder is connected to the TV.

The playback mode (SP/LP) is selected automatically.

ANTENNA

VCR

TV

VIDEO

AUDIO(L)

AUDIO(R)

S-VIDEO

S-VIDEO

A/V OUT

CAMCORDER

REV

S.SHOW

FWD

DELETE

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Advanced Recording

Various Functions while in VCR mode

The PLAY/STILL, STOP, FWD, REW buttons are located on the camcorder and the Remote Control.

The F.ADV(Frame advance), X2, SLOW buttons are located on the Remote Control only.

To prevent tape and head-drum wear, your camcorder will automatically stop if it is left in STILL or SLOW modes for more than 5 minutes.

Playback pause

Press the (PLAY/STILL) button during Playback or Slow playback.

To resume playback, press the (PLAY/STILL) button.

Picture search (Forward/Reverse)

Press the (FWD) or (REW) buttons once during Playback , Slow mode or

Still mode.

To resume normal playback, press the (PLAY/STILL) button.

Keep pressing (FWD) or (REW) buttons during Playback mode.

To resume normal playback, release the button.

Slow playback (Forward/Reverse)

Forward Slow Playback

Press the SLOW button on the Remote Control during Playback.

To resume normal playback, press the (PLAY/STILL) button.

Reverse slow playback

Press the (REW) button during Forward Slow Play back.

To resume forward slow playback, press the (FWD) button.

■ To resume normal playback, press the (PLAY/STILL) button.

REV

S.SHOW

FWD

DELETE

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Advanced Recording

Frame advance (To play back frame by frame)

Press the F.ADV button on the Remote Control while in Still mode.

The F.ADV function works in still mode only.

To resume normal playback, press the (PLAY/STILL) button.

If you want to play the tape in reverse by one frame, pause the video tape by pushing the STILL button and change the direction into the reverse with

STILL button again. Then push the F.ADV button on the remote control to resume frame by frame playback.

X2 Playback (Forward/Reverse )

Forward X2 Playback

■ Press the X2 button on the Remote Control during Playback.

■ To resume normal playback, press the

Reverse X2 Playback

(PLAY/STILL) button.

Press the (REW) button during Forward X2 Playback

To resume normal playback, press the (PLAY/STILL) button.

SELF

TIMER

DISPLAY

STILL

ZERO

RETURN

WIDE

TELE

STILL

X2

SLOW

F.ADV

Notes

Mosaic shaped distortion may appear on the screen while in some of the various playback modes.

Mosaic shaped distortion or noise may be experienced when you play back tapes recorded in LP which contain various playback functions.

Sound will only be heard during regular playback.

F.ADV

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Advanced Recording

ZERO MEMORY

The MEMORY function works in both CAM and VCR modes.

You can mark a point on a tape that you want to return to following playback.

1. Press the ZERO MEMORY button on the Remote Control during playback or recording at the point you wish to return to.

The time code is changed to a tape counter that is set to zero memory with the M 0:00:00(Zero memory indicator)

If you want to cancel the zero memory function, press the ZERO MEMORY button again.

2. Finding the zero position.

■ When you have finished playback, fast forward or rewind the tape.

The tape stops automatically when it reaches the zero position.

When you have finished recording, press the power switch on the VCR and press the

The tape stops automatically when it reaches the zero position.

(REW) button.

3. The tape counter with the M (Zero memory indicator) disappears from the display and the tape counter is changed to the time code.

Notes

In the following situations, ZERO MEMORY mode may be canceled automatically

At the end of the section marked with the ZERO MEMORY function.

When the tape is ejected.

When you remove the battery pack or power supply.

The zero memory may not function correctly where there is a break between recordings on the tape.

The ZERO MEMORY will not operate in DV IN mode.

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IEEE 1394 Data Transfer

Transferring IEEE1394 (i.LINK)-DV standard data connections

Connecting to a DV device

Connecting with other DV standard products.

A standard DV connection is quite simple. If a product has a DV port, you can transfer data by connecting to the DV port using the correct cable.

!!! Please be careful since there are two types of DV ports, (4pin, 6pin). This camcorder has a 4pin terminal.

With a digital connection, video and audio signals are transmitted in digital format, allowing high quality images to be transferred.

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Connecting to a PC

If you want to transmit data to a PC, you must install a IEEE 1394 add-on card onto the PC. (not supplied)

The frame rate recorded for video capturing is dependent on the capacity of the PC.

Notes

When you transmit data from the camcorder to another DV device, some functions may not work.

In this occurs, please reconnect the DV cable or turn the power OFF and ON again.

VP-D340i/D380i can receive digital data from another DV device.

You can record a picture transferred over a DV connection on VP-D340i/D380i.

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IEEE 1394 Data Transfer

System requirements

CPU : faster Intel ® Pentium III

Operating system : Windows ®

TM 450Mhz compatible.

98SE, ME, XP, Mac OS

Main memory : more than 64 MB RAM

IEEE1394 add-on card or built in IEEE1394 card

Recording with a DV connection cable (VP-D340i/D380i only)

1. Set the power switch to VCR mode.

2. Connect the DV cable (not supplied) from the DV IN/OUT port of the camcorder to the DV IN/OUT port of the other DV device.

■ Make sure that DV IN appears on the screen.

3. Press the START/STOP button to begin REC PAUSE mode.

■ PAUSE is displayed on the OSD.

4. Start playback on the other DV device while you monitor the picture.

5. Press the START/STOP button to start recording.

■ If you want to pause recording momentarily, press the START/STOP button again.

6. To stop recording, press the (STOP) button.

Note

When using this camcorder as a recorder, the pictures that appear on a monitor may seem uneven, however recorded pictures will not be affected.

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USB interface

Transferring a Digital Image through a USB Connection

You can easily transfer a still image from a camera, tape, memory to a PC without additional add-on cards via a

USB connection.

You can transfer an image to a PC via a USB connection.

If you transfer data to a PC, you need to install the software (Driver, Editing software) supplied with the camcorder.

System Requirements

CPU : Intel

®

Pentium II™ 400MHz processor compatible or better

Operating system : Windows

®

98/98SE/ME/2000/XP

RAM : 64 MB or more

CD-ROM: 4x CD-ROM drive

VIDEO : 65,000-colour or better video display card

Available USB port

Hard Disc : 4GB (8GB recommended)

Notes

Intel

®

Pentium II™ is a trademark of the Intel Corporation.

Windows

® is a registered trademark of the Microsoft

®

Corporation.

All other brands and names are property of their respective owners.

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USB interface

Installing DVC Media Program (VP-D340/D340i only)

Do not connect the camcorder to PC before installing the program.

If another camera or scanner is connected, please disconnect it in advance.

This explanation is based on Windows ® 98SE OS.

How to install the program

1. The install program automatically operate when the CD is inserted into CD-ROM.

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Note

If the install program does not operate, please double click Install.exe in CD-ROM Drive.

2. Click to install the program.

3. Follow the instruction to install.

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USB interface

4. The below window displays the folder to install the program.

■ Basically the program is installed in the following folder.

C:\Programfiles\Samsung\DVC Media 2.0

Click to change the folder.

4.

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6.

5. Connect the camcorder to PC.

6. PC finds a new hardware and install a driver automatically.

7. If the driver is installed, the install is completed.

8. Execute DVC Media 2.0 player on the Windows wall paper.

Note

■ DVC Media 2.0 User's Manual is included on the accompanying CD in Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF).

The user's manual can be viewed using Acrobat Reader software, which is also included on the CD.

(The Acrobat Reader is a freeware product of Adobe Systems, Inc.)

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USB interface

Installing DVC Media 4.0 Program (VP-D380/D380i only)

Do not connect the camcorder to PC before installing the program.

If another camera or scanner is connected, please disconnect it in advance.

This explanation is based on Windows ® 98SE OS.

Program installation

1. Insert the software CD into CD-ROM drive.

Installation selection screen appears in the monitor.

2. If the installation selection screen does not appear after inserting a CD, click

“Run” on the Windows “Start” menu and execute SETUP.EXE file to begin installation.

When CD-ROM drive is set to “D:” drive: type “D:\setup.exe” and press Enter.

3. Click a button to install the selected software.

DVC Driver

USB Software

■ Editing Software

1.

Install the DVC Driver

4. When you see the Start window, click “DVC Driver” to continue installation.

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Install the USB Software (DVC media 4.0™)

4. Repeat steps 1~3.

5. When you see the Start window, click “DVC media 4.0™” to continue installation.

6. Select a language and click “OK”.

7. When the dialogue box appears, click the “NEXT” button.

8. Choose the Destination Folder:

■ To install to default folder, click “NEXT”

■ To install to different folder, click “ Browse” and select another folder.

9. Click the “NEXT” button.

10.Files are copied to selected folder.

11.When the dialogue box appears, click Finish.

6.

7.

9.

Note

■ DVC Media 4.0 User's Manual is included on the accompanying CD in Adobe's Portable

Document Format (PDF).

The user's manual can be viewed using Acrobat Reader software, which is also included on the CD. (The Acrobat Reader is a freeware product of Adobe Systems, Inc.)

10.

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USB interface

Connecting to a PC

1. Connect a USB cable to the USB port on the PC.

2. Connect the other end of the USB cable into the proper terminal on the camcorder. (USB jack)

3. Connect the audio cable to the Line input jack of the PC.

If the PC has no Line input jack, connect the audio cable to the MIC input jack.

In this case, however, a noise may be produced depending on the PC.

Notes

If you disconnect the USB cable from the PC or the camcorder while transferring, the data transmission will stop and the data may be damaged.

If you connect the USB cable to a PC via a USB HUB or simultaneously connect the USB cable along with other USB devices, the camcorder may not work properly.

If this occurs, remove all USB devices from the PC and reconnect the camcorder.

USB Cable

USB AUDIO Cable

(VP-D340/D340i only)

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Digital Still Camera mode (VP-D380/D380i only)

Memory Stick

The Memory Stick stores and manages still images recorded by the camera.

Memory Stick Functions

Recording still images

Viewing still images 3 ways

Single

Slide show

■ Multi screen

Protecting images against accidental erasure

Deleting images recorded on a Memory Stick

Print marking still images

Formatting a Memory Stick

Notes

You can use most of the camera’s functions when recording to the Memory Stick.

” appears on the screen while recording to the Memory Stick.

While recording or loading an image, do not eject or insert the Memory Stick.

Inserting or ejecting a Memory Stick while recording or loading an image can cause data damage.

If you want to save all images on the Memory Stick, set the write-protect tab on the Memory Stick to LOCK.

Terminal

Protection tab

TM

“Memory Stick” and are trademarks of Sony Corporation.

TM

All other product names mentioned herein may be the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

Furthermore, “ TM ”and “ ® ” are not mentioned in each instance in this manual.

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Digital Still Camera mode (VP-D380/D380i only)

Inserting and removing the Memory Stick

Inserting Memory Stick

1. Turn the Power switch to OFF.

2. Insert the Memory Stick into the Memory Stick slot located on the camcorder, in the direction of the arrow.

Removing the Memory Stick

1. Turn the Power switch to OFF.

2. Remove the Memory Stick by pushing the card in and letting it spring out.

Do not attempt to pull the Memory Stick out without first pushing it in.

Notes

Do not turn the power off while recording, loading, erasing or formatting.

Please turn the power off before you insert or remove the Memory Stick.

You could lose data on the Memory Stick.

Do not allow metal substances to come in contact with the terminals of the Memory Stick.

If you turn the power switch to M.PLAY, the last recorded image appears.

If there are no recorded images on the Memory Stick, NO STORED IMAGE! and will display on the screen.

Do not bend, drop or apply strong shock to Memory Stick.

After pulling the card out from the camcorder, please keep the Memory Stick in a soft case to prevent static shock.

The stored contents may be changed or lost as a result of misuse, static electricity,

■ electric noise or repair. Save important images separately.

Samsung is not responsible for data loss due to misuse.

If the USB cable is connected to the camcorder, the (DELETE),

(FWD), (REV) buttons are not available in M.PLAY mode.

(S.SHOW),

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Digital Still Camera mode (VP-D380/D380i only)

Structure of folders and files on the Memory Stick

The still images that you recorded are saved in JPEG file format on the Memory Stick.

Each file has a file number and all files are assigned to a folder.

■ A file number from DCAM0001 to DCAM9999 is sequentially assigned to each recorded image.

■ Each folder is numbered from 100SSDVC to 999SSDVC and recorded on the Memory Stick.

Image Format

Images are compressed in JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) format.

The number of pixels are 640

480 (VGA) in each mode.

DCIM

100 SSDVC

DCAM 0001

DCAM 0002

..

..

101SSDVC

*M.PLAY

000-0000

File number

Folder number

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Digital Still Camera mode (VP-D380/D380i only)

Selecting the image quality

You can select the quality of a still image to be recorded.

Select the image quality

1. Set the power switch on the M.REC or VCR mode.

2. Press the MENU button.

■ The menu list will appear.

3. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight MEMORY.

4. Push the MENU DIAL to enter the sub-menu.

5. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight QUALITY in the submenu.

6. Push the MENU DIAL.

7. Using the MENU DIAL, select the image quality.

■ Push the MENU DIAL to confirm the image quality.

■ If you exit the sub-menu without pushing the MENU DIAL, the quality mode is not changed.

8. To exit, press the MENU button.

M.REC MODE

MEMORY SET

QUALITY

PRINT MARK

PROTECT

DELETE

FORMAT

M.REC MODE

INITIAL

CAMERA

A/V

MEMORY

VIEWER

QUALITY

PRINT MARK

PROTECT

DELETE

FORMAT

S.H.Q

000

M.REC MODE

MEMORY SET

QUALITY

FINE

HIGH

STANDARD

S.H.Q

H.Q

S.Q

Number of images on the Memory Stick.

QUALITY

FINE

HIGH

STANDARD

8MB

Approx.60

Approx.120

Approx.240

16MB

Approx.120

Approx.240

Approx.480

The actual number that you can record varies depending on the image size.

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Digital Still Camera mode (VP-D380/D380i only)

Recording Still images to a Memory Stick in M.REC Mode.

You cannot record moving pictures onto a Memory Stick.

Audio cannot be recorded onto the Memory Stick.

Recording images to a Memory Stick.

1. Set the power switch to M.REC.

2. Press the PHOTO button lightly(about halfway down) and hold it.

■ If you do not wish to record, release the pressure from the button.

3. Press the PHOTO button fully down.

■ The still image is recorded to the Memory Stick.

■ While the camcorder is recording the still image, “ ” appear on the screen.

M.REC

M.PLA

Y M.REC

Mode

PHOTO

S.Q

[ 2 2 / 2 4 0 ]

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Digital Still Camera mode (VP-D380/D380i only)

Recording an image from a cassette as a still image.

You can record still image from a cassette onto a Memory Stick.

If you want to recorded multiple still images from a cassette to a Memory Stick, use the COPY function.

1. Set the power switch to VCR mode.

2. Play back the cassette.

3. Press the PHOTO button lightly (about halfway down), when the image you want to record appears.

The tape is set to play back pause (STILL) mode.

If you want to change the captured image without recording, release the PHOTO button, select the image again.

4. Press the PHOTO button fully down.

The still image is recorded to the Memory Stick.

While the camcorder is recording the still image, “ ” appears on the screen.

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Viewing Still images

You can playback and view still images recorded on the Memory Stick.

There are 3 ways to view recorded images.

Single : To view an image frame by frame.

Slide show : To view all images automatically and in consecutive order.

■ Multi screen: To view 6 images at once.

To view a Single image

1. Set the power switch to M.PLAY mode.

■ The last recorded image appears.

If there are no recorded images on the Memory Stick, NO STORED IMAGE! and will display on the screen.

2. Using the (FWD) and (REV) buttons, search for the desired still image.

■ To view the next image : press the (FWD) button.

To view the previous image : press the (REV) button.

Pressing (FWD) when you are on the last image will take you to the first image and

■ pressing (REV) when you are on the first image will take you to the last image.

Keep pressing (FWD) or (REV) to search for an image quickly.

To view a slide show

1. Set the power switch to M.PLAY mode.

■ The last recorded image appears

2. Press the

(S.SHOW) button.

All images will be played back consecutively for 3~4 seconds each.

3. To stop the slide show, press the (S.SHOW) button again.

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REV

S.SHOW

FWD

DELETE

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To view the Multi Screen

1. Set the power switch to M.PLAY.

The last recorded image appears.

2. Press the PHOTO button to view 6 images on a single screen.

A selection mark ( ) appears under the image.

Turn the MENU DIAL downwards to go the previous image and upwards to go to the next image.

Jump to the next/previous multi screen with the (FWD) or (REV) buttons.

3. Press the PHOTO button.

The image you have marked fills the whole display.

Note

■ You can delete the selection marked image by pressing (DELETE) on the function buttons.

19

100-0022

22

20 21

23 24

[22/24]

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Copying still images from a cassette to Memory Stick

You can copy still images with PHOTO function on a cassette onto a Memory Stick.

1. Set the power switch to the VCR mode.

2. Press the MENU button.

3. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight A/V and push the MENU DIAL.

■ The submenu will appear.

4. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight PHOTO COPY and push the MENU DIAL.

All still images that recorded on a cassette will be copied to a Memory Stick.

5. The camcorder automatically performs the photo search to find still images and copying starts.

6. Press (STOP) button to stop copying.

■ Copying stops when the cassette is finished or Memory Stick is full.

VCR MODE

INITIAL

CAMERA

A/V

MEMORY

VIEWER

REC MODE

PHOTO SEARCH

COPY

AUDIO MODE

AUDIO SELECT

WIND CUT

16

VCR MODE

A / V SET

REC MODE

PHOTO SEARCH

PHOTO COPY

AUDIO MODE

AUDIO SELECT

WIND CUT

16

SOUND1

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Marking images for printing

This camcorder supports the DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) print format.

You can automatically print images recorded on a Memory Stick with a printer supporting DPOF.

There are 2 ways to make a PRINT MARK.

■ THIS FILE : You can set a print mark on the photo image displayed on the LCD.

ALL FILES : To print 1 copy each of all of the stored images.

1. Set the power switch to M.PLAY mode

■ The last recorded image appears.

2. Using the (FWD) and (REV) buttons, search for the still image that you want to mark.

3. Press the MENU button.

4. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight MEMORY and push the MENU DIAL.

The MEMORY SET submenu will appear.

M.PLAY MODE

INITIAL

CAMERA

A/V

MEMORY

VIEWER

QUALITY

PRINT MARK

PROTECT

DELETE

FORMAT

5. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight PRINT MARK, push the MENU DIAL.

6. Use the MENU DIAL to select either THIS FILE or ALL FILES and push the MENU DIAL.

M.PLAY MODE

MEMORY SET

QUALITY

PRINT MARK

PROTECT

DELETE

FORMAT

7. Use the MENU DIAL to select the quantity and push the MENU DIAL.

Notes

When you setup the PRINT MARK option to ALL FILES, up to 999 images from the current file are printed.

The ALL FILES option may require extended operation time depending on the number of stored images.

S.H.Q

000

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Protection from accidental erasure

You can protect important images from accidental erasure.

■ If you execute FORMAT, all images including protected images will be erased.

1. Set the power switch to M.PLAY mode.

The last recorded image appears.

■ If there are no recorded images on the Memory Stick, NO STORED IMAGE! and will display on the screen.

2. Using the (FWD) and (REV) buttons, search for the still image that you want to protect.

3. Press the MENU button.

4. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight MEMORY and push the MENU DIAL.

The MEMORY SET submenu will appear.

5. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight PROTECT and push the MENU DIAL.

6. Press the MENU DIAL to alternate between THIS FILE ON/OFF.

■ THIS FILE : protects the currently selected file from erasure.

7. Using the (FWD) and (REV) buttons, search for other still images that you wish to protect.

Deactivate the image protection for the image by following step 6.

8. To exit the menu, press the MENU button.

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Deleting Still images

You can erase the still images recorded on the Memory Stick.

If you want to delete protected images, you must first deactivate the image protection.

An image which has been deleted cannot be recovered.

1. Set the power switch to M.PLAY mode

2. Using the (FWD) and (REV) buttons, search for the still image that you want to delete.

3. Press the MENU button.

4. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight MEMORY and push the MENU DIAL.

■ The MEMORY SET submenu will appear.

5. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight DELETE and push the MENU DIAL.

Using the MENU DIAL, select either THIS FILE or ALL FILES and push the MENU DIAL.

■ THIS FILE : deletes only the file currently selected.

ALL FILES : deletes all files stored in the Memory Stick.

6. Turn the Menu Dial down to select Execute, and up to select Cancel.

■ EXECUTE : deletes the selected image(s).

CANCEL : does not delete the selected image(s) and returns to the previous menu.

Notes

If you try to delete a protected image, “Protect!” appears on the screen.

You can delete the current displayed image (when still images are on) by pressing (DELETE) on the function buttons.

You will see you “DELETE REALLY?”. Press again to delete the current image.

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Digital Still Camera mode (VP-D380/D380i only)

Formatting the Memory Stick

You can use the MEMORY FORMAT functions to completely delete all images and options on the Memory Stick, including protected images.

The format function restores the Memory Stick to its initial state.

The Memory Stick supplied with this camcorder has been formatted already.

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Attention

If you execute the MEMORY FORMAT function, all images will be erased completely and erased images cannot be recovered.

1. Set the power switch to M.PLAY mode.

2. Press the MENU button.

3. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight MEMORY and push the MENU DIAL.

■ The sub menu will appear.

4. Select FORMAT from the list and push the MENU DIAL.

5. “ALL FILES ARE DELETED! FORMAT REALLY?” appears on the screen.

6. Using the MENU DIAL, select the item.

■ NO : To return to previous menu

YES : To start formatting.

7. Push the MENU DIAL.

8. To exit the menu, press the MENU button.

Note

■ “Memory Stick” formatted on the PC with the USB adaptor (not supplied) do not have a guaranteed compatibility with this camcorder.

If you want to format the Memory Stick on the PC, use the “Memory Stick formatter” supplied with the software CD.

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Maintenance

After finishing a recording

At the end of a recording, you must remove the power source.

When recording with a Lithium Ion Battery Pack, leaving the pack on the camcorder can reduce the life span of the battery. Hence, it should be removed.

After completing a recording session

1. Slide the TAPE EJECT switch in the direction of the arrow.

Opening the cassette door ejects the tape automatically.

Please wait while the tape is completely ejected.

1

REV

S.SHOW

FWD

DELETE

2. After removing the tape, close the door and store the camcorder in a dust free environment.

Dust and other foreign materials can cause square-shaped noise or jerky images.

3

MEM

OFF

3. Set the power switch to the OFF mode.

MEM/P

4. Disconnect the power source or remove the Lithium Ion Battery Pack.

When disconnecting a power supply, remove it in reverse order, by referring to page 21.

Hold down the BATTERY RELEASE button and slide the battery pack in the direction of the arrow.

2

4

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Maintenance

Cleaning and Maintaining the Camcorder

Cleaning the VIEWFINDER

1. Pull the VIEWFINDER out.

2. As shown in the illustration, press the fix button located on the left side of the camcorder section adjacent to the VIEWFINDER with a sharp object and pull the VIEWFINDER out.

3. Clean the VIEWFINDER lens and the lens on the camcorder with a soft cotton swab.

4. Once the cleaning is completed, place the VIEWFINDER back on to the camcorder.

Cleaning the Video Heads

To ensure normal recording and clear pictures, clean the video heads when the playback pictures display square block-shaped noise or distortion or if only a blue screen appears during playback, as the video heads may be dirty.

1. Set the power switch to VCR mode.

2. Insert the cleaning tape.

3. Press the (PLAY/STILL) button.

4. Press the

(STOP) button after 10 seconds.

Notes

Check the quality of the picture using a videocassette.

If the picture quality has not improved, repeat the operation.

If the problem continues, contact your local authorized service centre.

Clean the video heads with a dry type cassette cleaner.

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Maintenance

Using Your Camcorder Abroad

Each country or region has its own electric and colour systems.

Before using your camcorder abroad, check the following items.

Power sources

You can use your camcorder in any country or area with the supplied AC Power Adapter within 100V to 240V,

50/60 Hz.

Use a commercially available AC plug Adapter, if necessary, depending on the design of the local wall outlet.

Colour system

You can view your recording in the viewfinder.

However, to view it on a television or copy it to a videocassette recorder, the television or VCR must be PAL-compatible and have the appropriate audio/video jacks.

Otherwise, you may need to use a transcoder.

PAL-compatible Countries/Regions

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, CIS, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany,

Greece, Great Britain, Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Malaysia, Mauritius,

Norway, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Thailand,

Tunisia, etc.

NTSC-compatible Countries/Regions

Bahamas, Canada, Central America, Japan, Mexico, Philippines, Korea, Taiwan, United States of America, etc.

Note

You can make recordings with your camcorder and view pictures on the LCD from anywhere in the world.

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Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting

Before contacting a Samsung authorized service centre, perform the following simple checks.

They may save you the time and expense of an unnecessary call.

Self Diagnosis Display

Display

TAPE END!

TAPE END!

TAPE!

PROTECTION!

....D

L

C

R

Blinking

slow slow no slow slow slow slow

Informs that...

Action

the battery pack is almost discharged.

Change to a charged one.

When the remaining time on the tape is about 2 minutes.

the tape reached its end.

there is no tape in camcorder.

Prepare a new one.

Change to a new one.

Insert a tape.

the tape is record protected.

the camcorder has some mechanical fault.

If you want to record, release the protection.

1. Eject the tape.

2. Set to OFF.

3. Detach the battery.

4. Reattach the battery.

* If unresolved contact your local service representative.

moisture condensation has formed in the camcorder.

see below.

Moisture Condensation

If the camcorder is brought directly from a cold place to a warm place, moisture may condense inside the camcorder, on the surface of the tape, or on the lens. In this condition, the tape may stick to the head drum and be damaged or the unit may not operate correctly.

To prevent possible damage under these circumstances, the camcorder is fitted with a moisture sensor.

If there is moisture inside the camcorder, (DEW) is displayed. If this happens, none of the functions except cassette ejection will work.

Open the cassette compartment and remove the battery pack.

Leave the camcorder for at least two hours in a dry warm room.

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Troubleshooting

Self Diagnosis Display in M.REC/M.PLAY mode (VP-D380/D380i only)

Display

MEMORY STICK!

MEMORY FULL!

NO STORED

IMAGE!

WRITE

PROTECT!

PROTECT!

Blinking slow slow slow

Informs that...

There no Memory Stick in the camcorder.

There is not enough memory to record.

There are no images recorded on the Memory Stick.

slow slow

The Memory Stick is record protected.

When you try to delete to protected image.

Action

Insert a Memory Stick.

Change to a new Memory Stick or erase recorded image.

Record new images.

Release the write-protect tab on the Memory Stick.

Cancel the protect of image.

READ ERROR!

WRITE ERROR!

NOT FORMAT!

NOW DELETE...

NOW FORMAT...

NOW COPY...

slow slow slow slow slow slow

The camera can not playback.

The camera can not record.

The Memory Stick needs to format.

When progressing FILE

DELETE.

When progressing MEMORY

FORMAT.

When progressing FILE

COPY.

Format a Memory Stick or insert Memory Stick recorded on this camcorder.

Format a Memory Stick or change to a new Memory

Stick.

Format a Memory Stick.

Wait until the end of deleting.

Wait until the end of formatting.

Wait until the end of copying.

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Troubleshooting

If these instructions do not solve your problem, contact your nearest Samsung authorized service centre.

Symptom

You cannot switch the camcorder on

START/STOP button does not operate while recording

The camcorder goes off automatically.

The battery pack is quickly exhausted.

Explanation/Solution

Check the battery pack or the AC Power Adapter.

Check the POWER switch is set to CAM.

You have reached the end of the cassette.

Check the record protection tab on the cassette.

You have left the camcorder set to STBY for more than

5 minutes without using it.

The battery pack is fully exhausted.

The atmospheric temperature is too low.

The battery pack has not been charged fully.

The battery pack is completely dead, and cannot be recharged, Use another battery pack.

When you see a blue screen during playback

The video heads may be dirty.

Clean the head with a cleaning tape.

A vertical stripe appears on the screen when recording a dark background.

The image in the viewfinder is blurred.

Auto focus does not work.

Play, FF or REW button does not work.

The contrast between the subject and the background is too great for the camcorder to operate normally. Make the background bright to reduce the contrast or use the BLC function while you are recording brighter.

The Viewfinder lens has not been adjusted.

Adjust the viewfinder control lever until the indicators displayed on the viewfinder come into sharp focus.

Check the M.FOCUS menu.

Auto focus does not work in the Manual Focus mode.

Check the POWER switch.Set the power switch to VCR.

You have reached the beginning or end of the cassette.

When you see a broken block image during the

EDIT SEARCH.

This is normal operation and is not a failure or defect.

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Specifications

Model name: VP-D340/D340i/D380/D380i

System

Video signal

Video recording system

Audio recording system

Usable cassette

Tape speed

Tape recording time

FF/REW time

Image device

Lens

Filter diameter

LCD monitor/Viewfinder

Size/dot number

LCD monitor Method

Viewfinder

Connectors

Video output

S-video output

Audio output

DV input/output

USB output

External mic

PAL, CCIR standards

2 rotary heads, Helical scanning system

Rotary heads, PCM system

Digital video tape (6.35mm width): Mini DV cassette

SP: approx. 18.83mm/s LP: approx. 12.57mm/s

SP: 60 minutes (when using DVM 60), LP: 90 minutes (when using DVM 60)

Approx. 150 sec. (using DVM60 tape)

CCD (Charge Coupled Device)

F1.8 12x(Optical), 480x(Digital) Electronic zoom lens

Ø37

2.5inch/200,000

TFT LCD

VP-D380/D380i : 0.44” colour LCD, VP-D340/D340i : 0.24” B/W LCD

1Vp-p (75

Ω terminated)

Y: 1Vp-p, 75

, C: 0. 286Vp-p, 75

-7.5dBs (600

Ω terminated)

VP-D340i/D380i : 4pin special in/out connector, VP-D340/D380 : out only

Mini-B type connector

Ø3.5 stereo

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General

Power source

Power source type

Power consumption

(Recording)

Operating temperature

Storage temperature

External dimension

Weight

Built-in MIC

Remote control

DC 8.4V, Lithium Ion Battery Pack 7.4V

Lithium Ion Battery Pack, Power supply (100V~240V) 50/60Hz

4.9W(LCD), 3.6W(CVF)

0˚~40˚C (32˚F~104˚F)

-20˚C ~ 60˚C (-4˚F ~ 140˚F)

Length 104mm, Height 114mm, Width 53.5mm

VP-D340/D340i : 470g, VP-D380/D380i : 480g (Except for Lithium Ion Battery Pack and tape)

Omni-directional stereo condenser microphone

Indoors: greater than 15m (straight line), Outdoors: greater than 5m (straight line)

• These technical specifications and design may be changed without notice.

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INDEX

- A -

Accessories ................................................................................ 12

Audio dubbing ............................................................................. 62

AUDIO MODE ............................................................................ 50

- B -

Battery Pack ............................................................................... 22

BEEP .......................................................................................... 37

BLC ............................................................................................. 60

- C -

Cassette ...................................................................................... 25

Cleaning ...................................................................................... 93

CLOCK SET ............................................................................... 35

Connecting .................................................................................. 67

CUSTOM Mode .......................................................................... 58

CUSTOM.Q ................................................................................ 48

- D -

DATE/TIME ................................................................................. 52

DC Cable .................................................................................... 21

Deleting ....................................................................................... 90

DEMONSTRATION .................................................................... 39

DSE ............................................................................................. 46

DV .........................................................................................71, 72

- E -

EASY Mode ................................................................................ 57

Edit Search ................................................................................. 27

EIS ...............................................................................................45

EXPOSURE ................................................................................ 56

- F -

Fade ............................................................................................ 61

Formatting ................................................................................... 91

Frame advance ........................................................................... 69

Function Butts ............................................................................. 15

- H -

Hand Strap ................................................................................. 20

- I -

IEEE1394 .................................................................................... 71

Image quality .............................................................................. 82

- L -

LCD ....................................................................................... 28, 29

- M -

MF/AF ......................................................................................... 59

- O -

OSD ...................................................................................... 17, 18

- P -

PHOTO SEARCH ....................................................................... 64

PROGRAM AE ........................................................................... 40

Protection .................................................................................... 89

- Q -

Quick Menu ................................................................................. 54

- R -

REC MODE ................................................................................ 49

REMOCON ................................................................................. 36

Remote control ..................................................................... 16, 19

- S -

SHUTTER SPEED ..................................................................... 56

Sound ......................................................................................... 32

Speaker ....................................................................................... 32

Still images ........................................................................... 85, 87

- T -

TV DISPLAY ............................................................................... 53

- U -

USB ............................................................................................. 73

- V -

Viewfinder ............................................................................. 28, 30

- W -

WHT. BALANCE ......................................................................... 42

WIND CUT .................................................................................. 51

- Z -

ZERO MEMORY ........................................................................ 70

Zoom .................................................................................... 43, 44

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Power Sources (United Kingdom Only)

The mains lead on the power adapter is supplied with a moulded plug incorporating a fuse.

The value of the fuse is indicated on the pin face of the plug and, if it requires replacing, a fuse approved to

BS1362 of the same rating must be used.

Never use the plug with the fuse cover omitted if the cover is detachable.

If a replacement fuse cover is required, it must be of the same colour as the pin face of the plug.

Replacement covers are available from your dealer.

If the fitted plug is not suitable for the power points in your house or the cable is not long enough to reach a power point, you should obtain a suitable safety approved extension lead or consult your dealer for assistance.

However, if there is no alternative to cutting off the plug, remove the fuse and then safely dispose of the plug.

Do NOT connect the plug to a mains socket as there is a risk of shock hazard from the bared flexible cord.

IMPORTANT

The wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following code:

BLUE = NEUTRAL BROWN = LIVE

As these colours may not correspond to the coloured markings identifying the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:

The wire coloured BLUE must be connected to the terminal marked with the letter N or coloured BLUE or BLACK.

The wire coloured BROWN must be connected to the terminal marked with the letter L or coloured BROWN or RED.

WARNING

NOTE

Do not connect either wire to the earth terminal marked with the letter E or the earth symbol, , or coloured GREEN or GREEN and YELLOW.

This page is applicable to Great Britain only.

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Key Features

  • Compact design for easy portability
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  • 10x optical zoom lens for capturing both wide-angle and telephoto shots
  • Digital zoom for getting even closer to your subjects
  • Built-in microphone and speaker for recording audio and video simultaneously
  • Intuitive menu system and large LCD screen for easy navigation
  • Variety of automatic modes for great results even for beginners

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Frequently Answers and Questions

How do I connect the camcorder to my TV?
To connect the camcorder to your TV, you will need to use the AV cable that came with the camcorder. Connect one end of the cable to the AV output jack on the camcorder and the other end to the AV input jacks on your TV.
How do I charge the battery pack?
To charge the battery pack, you will need to use the AC power adapter that came with the camcorder. Connect the AC power adapter to the DC input jack on the camcorder and plug the other end into a power outlet.
How do I insert a cassette into the camcorder?
To insert a cassette into the camcorder, open the cassette compartment door and insert the cassette into the cassette holder. Make sure that the arrow on the cassette is pointing towards the front of the camcorder.
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