SD Card
Digital Video Camera Instructions
Digital video camera (HD) SD card & recording
format specifications:
SD card
4 GB minimum capacity
Clients are asked to provide their own
card; Campus Media does not provide
blank cards.
Recording format -- Campus Media default
1080p resolution
A typical class recording (75 minutes)
creates a 3 GB file (approximate)
Inserting and Removing a Memory Card
If you plan on using a memory card, turn off the camcorder before performing the initial setup and then insert the memory card. After performing the initial setup, initialize the memory card.
1 Open the LCD panel.
If this is your first time to turn on
the camcorder, the language
selection screen of the initial
setup screens will appear.
2 Press
to turn off the
Make sure the POWER/CHG
indicator is off.
3 Open the memory card slot
4 Insert the memory card at a
slight angle, with the label
facing towards the lens, all the
way into the memory card slot
until it clicks.
The memory card slot is at a
slight angle toward the lens so
be careful not to damage the
memory card when inserting it.
Memory card
Top view
5 Close the memory card slot
Do not force the cover closed if the memory card is not correctly
To remove the memory card
Push the memory card once to release it. When the memory card
springs out, pull it all the way out.
Initializing the Memory
Initialize memory cards when you use them with this camcorder for the
first time. You can also initialize a memory card or the built-in memory
(6/4 only) to permanently delete all the recordings it contains.
6/4 At the time of purchase, the built-in memory comes preinitialized and contains music files for use as background music and
images for use with the image mix function (image mix frames).
Operating modes:
1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder until the
initialization is completed.
2 Initialize the memory.
> [ Other Settings] > q > [Initialize &/ ] >
[& Built-in Mem.] or [
Mem. Card] > [Initialize] >
[Complete Initialization]1 > [Yes]2 > [OK] > [X]
> [ Other Settings] > q > [Initialize
[Initialize] > [Complete Initialization]1 > [Yes]2 > [OK] >
Touch this option if you want to physically erase all the data rather than just clear
the file allocation table of the memory.
If you selected the [Complete Initialization] option, you can touch [Cancel] to cancel
the initialization while it is in progress. All recordings will be erased and the memory
can be used without any problem.
Basic Shooting and Playback
This chapter covers how to easily record video and photos in
mode, play them back, and how to use other basic functions.
Basic Recording
Shooting Video
mode, you can take great-looking videos by letting the camcorder automatically adjust settings based on the recording situation.
Operating modes:
► Before you begin recording, make a test recording first to check that
the camcorder is operating correctly.
1 Open the LCD panel to turn
on the camcorder.
• 6/4 By default,
movies are recorded in the
built-in memory. You can
select the memory that will
be used to record movies .
• You can also press
2 Slide the lens cover switch
3 Set the camcorder to
(shooting mode button) > [N Auto] > [OK]
• This step is not necessary the first time you use the camcorder.
Shooting mode button
4 Press Y to begin recording.
• Press Y again to pause the recording.
• The ACCESS indicator will flash from time to time while the scene is
being recorded.
When you have finished recording
1 Make sure that the ACCESS indicator is off.
2 Close the LCD panel to turn o f the camcorder.
You can also press
3 Slide the lens cover switch up.
Basic Playback
Playing Back Video
Operating modes:
1 Press
Index screen
(next to [ ])
2 If necessary, change the index screen.
[& ·] (index screen button) > Select the memory
with the desired scene (& or
) and the movie format of
the desired scene (· or ¸) > [OK]
·] (index screen button) > Movie format of the
desired scene (· or ¸) > [OK]
! Index screen button. Displays the currently selected
memory (6/4 only) and movie format. Press to
change the index screen.
" Drag your finger left/right for the next/previous index
# Display the next/previous index page.
Scene’s timeline (for AVCHD movies)
I Scene information (for MP4 movies).
% Recording date (for AVCHD movies) or folder name
(for MP4 movies)
3 Look for the scene you want to play back.
4 Touch the desired scene to play it back.
• The camcorder will play back the scene selected and continue until
the end of the last scene in the index screen.
• Touch the screen to display the playback controls. During playback,
the playback controls will disappear automatically after a few
seconds without operation. In playback pause, touch the screen
again to hide the playback controls.
Displaying scene information for MP4 movies
1 In the [y Movie Playback] index screen for MP4 movies, touch
2 Touch the desired scene.
• The scene information screen appears.
• Touch Ï/Ð to select the previous/next scene.
3 Touch [K] twice when finished.
During playback:
! Jump to the beginning of the scene. Double-tap to jump
to the previous scene.
" Jump to the beginning of the next scene.
# Pause the playback.
$ Fast playback* backward/forward.
% Display the volume (A 52) and background music mix
balance (A 95) controls.
& Stop the playback.
' Decoration (A 69).
( Recording date (f r AVCHD movies) or the date the
recording started ( or MP4 movies)
* Touch several times to increase the playback speed to approximately 5x → 15x → 60x normal speed.
Adjusting the volume
1 During playback, touch the screen to display the playback controls.
2 Touch [Ý], drag your finger along the [Speaker]* bar to adjust the
volume and touch [K].
* When
> q > [AV/Headphones] is set to [Ó Headphones], adjust the
[Headphones] bar instead.
External Connections
This chapter explains how to connect your camcorder to an
external device such as a TV, VCR, or computer. 6/4
You can also use the camcorder’s convenient Wi-Fi functions
(A 122).
Terminals on the Camcorder
Open the LCD panel to access the terminals on the camcorder.
(cable connector
shown upside-down)
1 AV OUT/× Terminal
2 HDMI OUT Terminal*
The HDMI OUT terminal offers a high-quality digital connection that combines
audio and video in a single convenient cable. This terminal is an HDMI mini
receptacle. When using a commercially available HDMI cable, make sure the
HDMI cable is Type A to Type C.
3 USB Terminal
This terminal is a mini-AB receptacle. You can use the supplied USB cable to
connect to a computer or other digital devices with standard-A receptacles; or
use the optional UA-100 USB Adapter to connect to the camcorder an
external hard drive or similar storage device with a standard-A cable (6/
4 only).
* When connecting the supplied High Speed HDMI cable to the camcorder, make
sure to align the triangle marks on the cable’s connector and on the camcorder’s
Connection Diagrams
In the following connection diagrams, the left side shows the terminals
on the camcorder and the right side shows (for reference only) an
example of terminals on a connected device.
►Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter and only then
connect it to the computer using the supplied USB cable in the following
-To save your recordings on a computer.
-To save a memory onto an external hard drive.
Connection !
Type: Digital Quality: High definition Output only
Connect to a high-definition TV (HDTV) with an HDMI input terminal.
(HDMI mini connector)
HTC-100/S High Speed HDMI Cable
(standard HDMI
About the HDMITM connection
The HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) connection (!) is a
convenient all-digital connection using a single cable for both video
and audio. When you connect the camcorder to an HDTV equipped
with an HDMI terminal, you can enjoy video and audio playback at
the highest quality.
- The HDMI OUT terminal on the camcorder is for output only. Do not
connect it to an HDMI output terminal on an external device, as this
may damage the camcorder.
- While the camcorder is connected to an HDTV using connection !,
there will be no video output from the AV OUT/× terminal.
- Correct operation cannot be guaranteed when connecting the
camcorder to DVI monitors.
- Depending on the HDTV, correct playback of personal video content may
not be possible using connection !. Try using connection ".
Connection "
Composite Video
Type: Analog Quality: Standard definition Output only
Connect to a standard TV or a VCR with audio/video input terminals. Change the following
settings on the camcorder:
Other Settings] >
> [TV Type] according to the TV set (widescreen or
4:3), if the TV cannot automatically detect and change the aspect ratio
Other Settings] > q > [AV/Headphones] to [Ò AV]
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
►Sound from the built-in speaker will be muted while a cable is
connected to the HDMI OUT terminal or AV OUT/× terminal.
►Audio and video will not be output from the HDMI terminal while
WI-FI functions are in use.
Connection #
Type: Digital data connection
Connect to a computer to save your recordings, to a compatible digital video recorder to
copy your recordings, or to an external hard drive to easily save a perfect copy of an
entire memory (6/4 only).
USB Cable
(computer, digital recorder)
2 6/4 only
USB cable supplied with/
built-into the external storage
UA-100 USB
Adapter (optional)
External hard drive
Playback on a TV Screen
Connect the camcorder to a TV to enjoy your recordings with family
and friends. Playback on an HDTV using the HDMI OUT terminal will
ensure the best playback quality.
Operating modes:
1 Turn off the camcorder and the TV.
2 Connect the camcorder to the TV.
3 Turn on the connected TV.
On the TV, select as the video input the same terminal to which you
connected the camcorder. Refer to the instruction manual of the
connected TV.
4 Turn on the camcorder and set it to
Play back the desired movies or photos.
• You can also play video directly from your memory card on AVCHDcompatible HDTVs and digital recorders with a card slot compatible
with the type of memory card used*.
• We recommend powering the camcorder using the compact power
• Connection ": When you play back your 16:9 movies on standard TV
sets with a 4:3 aspect ratio, the TV set will switch automatically to widescreen mode if it is compatible with the Video ID-1 system. Otherwise,
change the aspect ratio of the TV manually.
* Refer to the instruction manual of the device. Depending on the device used, correct playback may not be possible even if the device is AVCHD-compatible. In
such case, play back the recordings on the memory card using the camcorder.
Transferring video to your computer
1. Remove SD card from camera.
2. Insert SD card into your computer; Use a USB
card reader, if needed.
3. SD card should appear as a drive.
4. Copy recording(s) to your computer:
Windows 7
Import video to your designated folder or
desktop (3 GB takes about 5 minutes).
Video plays in Windows Media Player.
MacBook Pro (OS X Mountain Lion)
Drag and drop file(s) to your designated
folder or desktop.
Converts to a QuickTime Movie (3 GB takes
about 5 minutes).
MacBook Pro (OS X other than Mountain
Import into iMovie (3 GB takes about 1 hour).
Export to QuickTime (takes about 2 hours).
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