Samsung VP-D250(I) User's manual

Samsung VP-D250(I) User's manual
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Digital Video Camcorder
VP-D200(i)/D230(i)/
D250(i)/D270(i)
AF
CCD
LCD
VP-D200(i)/D230(i)/
D250(i)/D270(i)
Auto Focus
STAR
T/
STOP
PHOTO
Charge Coupled Device
SELF
TIMER
PHO
SEARTO
CH
ZERO
MEMORY
A.DUB
DISPLAY
DATE/
TIME
SLOW
X2
Liquid Crystal Display
AF
CCD
LCD
F.ADV
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
89/336CEE 73/23 CEE
93/68 CEE
AD68-00709K
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Contents
Notes and Safety Instructions ................................... 6
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Getting to Know Your Camcorder ............................ 11
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Features .............................................................................................................................. 11
Accessories Supplied with camcorder .............................................................................. 12
Front & Left View ............................................................................................................. 13
Left side View ................................................................................................................... 14
Right & Top View ............................................................................................................. 15
Rear & Bottom View ........................................................................................................ 16
Remote control (VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i) only) ...................................................... 17
OSD (On Screen Display in CAM and PLAYER modes) .............................................. 18
OSD (On Screen Display in M.REC and M.PLAY modes)
(VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i) only).................................................................................. 19
Turning the OSD on/off (On Screen Display) .......................................................... 19
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[
VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i)] ........................................................... 17
OSD
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OSD
[
VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i)] ......................................................................... 19
OSD
........................................................................... 19
Preparation .............................................................. 20
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How to use the Remote Control (VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i) only) .......................... 20
Battery Installation for the Remote Control ............................................................. 20
Self Record using the Remote Control ..................................................................... 20
Lithium Battery Installation................................................................................................21
Adjusting the Hand Strap ................................................................................................. 22
Hand strap .................................................................................................................. 22
Connecting a Power Source .............................................................................................. 23
To use the AC Power adapter and DC Cable .......................................................... 23
To select the CAMCORDER mode (VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i) only) ................23
Using the Lithium Ion Battery Pack ................................................................................ 24
Charging the Lithium Ion Battery Pack .................................................................... 24
Table of continuous recording time based on model and battery type ................... 25
Battery level display .................................................................................................. 26
Inserting and Ejecting a Cassette ..................................................................................... 27
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[
VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i)] .......................................... 20
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Self Record
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[
VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i) ]......................................23
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BASIC Recording .................................................... 28
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Making your First Recording ........................................................................................... 28
Record Search (REC SEARCH) .............................................................................. 29
Hints for Stable Image Recording .................................................................................... 30
Recording with the LCD monitor ............................................................................. 30
Recording with the Viewfinder ................................................................................ 30
Adjusting the LCD ........................................................................................................... 31
Using the VIEWFINDER ................................................................................................ 32
Adjusting the Focus ................................................................................................... 32
Playing back a tape you have recorded on the LCD ....................................................... 33
Adjusting the LCD during PLAY ............................................................................. 34
Controlling Sound from the Speaker ............................................................................... 34
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REC SEARCH ......................................................................... 29
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LCD
........................................................................................... 30
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VIEWFINDER
................................................................................ 32
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PLAY
............................................................. 34
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Contents
Advanced Recording ............................................... 35
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Use of various Functions .................................................................................................. 35
Setting menu items .................................................................................................... 35
Set the camcorder to CAM or PLAYER mode and M.REC or
M.PLAY mode (VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i) only) ................................................ 36
Availability of functions in each mode ..................................................................... 37
CLOCK SET ............................................................................................................. 38
WL. REMOTE (VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i) only) .............................................. 39
BEEP SOUND .......................................................................................................... 40
SHUTTER SOUND (VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i) only) ..................................... 41
DEMONSTRATION ................................................................................................ 42
PROGRAM AE ........................................................................................................ 43
Setting the PROGRAM AE ....................................................................................... 44
WHT. BALANCE (WHITE BALANCE) ................................................................ 45
Zooming In and Out with DIGITAL ZOOM ........................................................... 46
Zooming In and Out .................................................................................................. 46
Digital Zoom ............................................................................................................. 47
DIS (Digital Image Stabilizer) .................................................................................. 48
DSE (Digital Special Effects) SELECT ................................................................... 49
Selecting an effect ...................................................................................................... 50
REC MODE .............................................................................................................. 51
AUDIO MODE ........................................................................................................ 52
WIND CUT .............................................................................................................. 53
DATE/TIME ............................................................................................................. 54
TV DISPLAY ............................................................................................................ 55
Using Quick Menu ........................................................................................................... 56
Setting the Quick menu ............................................................................................. 57
SHUTTER SPEED & EXPOSURE ........................................................................ 58
SLOW SHUTTER(Low Shutter Speed) ......................................................................... 59
EASY Mode (for Beginners) ............................................................................................ 60
MF/AF (Manual Focus/Auto Focus) ................................................................................ 61
Auto Focusing ............................................................................................................ 61
Manual Focusing ....................................................................................................... 61
BLC (Back Light Compensation) ..................................................................................... 62
Fade In and Out ................................................................................................................. 63
To Start Recording ..................................................................................................... 63
To Stop Recording (use FADE IN / FADE OUT) .................................................... 63
Audio dubbing (VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i) only) ...................................................... 64
Dubbing sound............................................................................................................ 64
Dubbed Audio Playback ............................................................................................ 65
PHOTO Image Recording ................................................................................................ 66
Searching for a PHOTO picture ................................................................................ 66
NIGHT CAPTURE (0 lux recording) ................................................................................67
POWER NIGHT CAPTURE..............................................................................................68
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[
VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i)].................................................................. 36
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CLOCK SET
................................................................................ 38
WL.REMOTE
[
VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i)] ......................... 39
BEEP SOUND
................................................................................. 40
SHUTTER SOUND
[
VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i) ] ......... 41
DEMONSTRATION
.................................................................... 42
PROGRAM AE
.................................................................... 43
............................................................................................... 44
WHT.BALANCE WHITE BALANCE
............................................ 45
DIGITAL ZOOM
.............................................. 46
Zooming In and Out
.................................................................. 46
Digital Zoom
................................................................................ 47
DIS Digital Image Stabilizer
.......................................... 48
DSE Digital Special Effects
....................................... 49
............................................................................................................... 50
REC MODE
............................................................................... 51
AUDIO MODE
............................................................................ 52
WIND CUT
.................................................................................. 53
DATE/TIME
/
............................................................................. 54
TV DISPLAY
.............................................................................. 55
..................................................................................... 56
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SHUTTER SPEED & EXPOSURE
................................ 58
SLOW SHUTTER
.............................................................................. 59
EASY
....................................................................... 60
MF/AF Manual Focus/Auto Focus
/
.................................. 61
............................................................................................................... 61
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BLC Back Light Compensation
........................................................ 62
Fade In and Out
................................................................................... 63
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FADE IN / FADE OUT ......................................................... 63
[
VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i)] ...................................................... 64
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NIGHT CAPTURE
0
.........................................................67
POWER NIGHT CAPTURE
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Contents
Various Recording Techniques ......................................................................................... 69
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Playback .................................................................. 70
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Tape Playback ................................................................................................................... 70
Playback on the LCD ................................................................................................ 70
Playback on a TV monitor ........................................................................................ 70
Connecting to a TV which has Audio/Video input jacks ......................................... 70
Connecting to a TV which has no Audio and Video input jacks ............................. 71
Playback ..................................................................................................................... 71
Various Functions while in PLAYER mode ..................................................................... 72
Playback pause ........................................................................................................... 72
Picture search (Forward/Reverse) ............................................................................ 72
Slow playback (Forward/Reverse) (VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i) only) ................ 72
Frame advance (To play back frame by frame)
(VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i) only) ......................................................................... 73
X2 playback (Forward/Reverse ) (VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i) only).................... 73
Reverse playback (VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i) only) ........................................... 73
ZERO MEMORY (VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i) only) ................................................. 74
PB DSE (Playback Digital Special Effects) .................................................................... 75
PB ZOOM ........................................................................................................................ 76
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A/V
............................................ 70
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PLAYER
...................................................................... 72
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/
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/
[
VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i)].................................. 72
[
VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i)]............................... 73
X2
/
[
VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i)] ............................ 73
/
[
VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i)] ................................ 73
ZERO MEMORY
[
VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i)] .................. 74
PB DSE
................................................................................... 75
PB ZOOM
........................................................................................... 76
Recording in PLAYER mode (VP-D200i/D230i/D250i/D270i only) ....... 77
IEEE 1394 Data Transfer ........................................... 78
Transferring IEEE1394 (i.LINK)-DV standard data connections ................................... 78
Connecting to a DV device ....................................................................................... 78
Connecting to a PC .................................................................................................... 78
System requirements .................................................................................................. 79
Recording with a DV connection cable (VP-D200i/D230i/D250i/D270i only) ...... 79
USB interface
(VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i) only)
................ 80
Transferring a Digital Image through a USB Connection ............................................... 80
System Requirements ........................................................................................................ 80
Installing DVC Media 5.1 Program................................................................................... 81
Using the “PC camera” function................................................................................ 81
Using the “removable Disk” function........................................................................ 82
Using the “USB streaming” function......................................................................... 82
Connecting to a PC ........................................................................................................... 82
Digital Still Camera mode (VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i) only) ... 83
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MEMORY STICK (VP-D250(i)/D270(i) only)................................................................ 83
Memory Stick Functions ............................................................................................ 83
Inserting and ejecting the Memory Stick .................................................................. 84
Structure of folders and files on the Memory Stick ................................................. 85
[
VP-D200i/D230i/D250i/D270i] ...........
77
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IEEE 1394
IEEE1394 i.LINK -DV
.......................................................... 78
DV
..................................................................................................... 78
PC
.......................................................................................................... 78
............................................................................................................... 79
DV
VP-D200i/D230i/D250i/D270i ...................... 79
USB
[
VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i)]
.................... 80
[
VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i)] ................................................ 80
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DVC Media 5.1
............................................................................................ 81
PC
...................................................................................... 81
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USB STREAMING
............................................................................... 82
PC ..................................................................................................................... 82
[
[
VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i) ]
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VP-D250(i)/D270(i)] .......................................................................... 83
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Image Format ............................................................................................................. 85
Selecting the CAMCORDER mode ................................................................................. 85
MEMORY FILE NUMBER ............................................................................................. 86
Selecting the image quality ............................................................................................... 87
Select the image quality ........................................................................................... 87
Number of images on the Memory Stick ................................................................. 87
Recording Still images to a Memory Stick in M.REC Mode ......................................... 88
Recording images to a Memory Stick ........................................................................88
Recording an image from a cassette as a still image .............................................. 89
Viewing Still images ......................................................................................................... 90
To view a Single image .............................................................................................. 90
To view a slide show .................................................................................................. 90
To view the Multi Display.......................................................................................... 91
Copying still images from a cassette to Memory Stick.................................................... 92
Marking images for printing ............................................................................................. 93
Protection from accidental erasure .................................................................................... 94
Deleting Still images ......................................................................................................... 95
Formatting the Memory Stick ........................................................................................... 96
Attention ..................................................................................................................... 96
MPEG RECORDING ....................................................................................................... 97
Selecting the moving picture sizes ................................................................................... 98
MPEG Playback ................................................................................................................ 99
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M.REC
..................................... 88
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MPEG ................................................................................................................... 97
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MPEG.................................................................................................................... 99
Maintenance ........................................................... 100
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After finishing a recording .............................................................................................. 100
Cleaning and Maintaining the Camcorder ...................................................................... 101
Cleaning the Video Heads ....................................................................................... 101
Using Your Camcorder Abroad ...................................................................................... 102
Power sources .......................................................................................................... 102
Colour system .......................................................................................................... 102
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Troubleshooting ...................................................... 103
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Troubleshooting ............................................................................................................... 103
Self Diagnosis Display ............................................................................................ 103
Moisture Condensation ............................................................................................ 103
Self Diagnosis Display in M.REC, M.PLAY mode
(VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i) only) ....................................................................... 104
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M.REC/M.PLAY
/
[
VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i)] ................................................................ 104
Specifications ......................................................... 106
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INDEX..................................................................... 107
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Notes and Safety Instructions
Notes regarding the rotation of the LCD screen
LCD
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.
1
1.
2. Standard recording using the LCD
screen.
■ A LCD Monitor is opened
applying a finger to LCD open
knob.
2
2.
■
LCD
open knob
3
3.
4. Recording when looking at the LCD
screen from the front.
4
4.
5. Recording with the LCD screen
closed.
5
5.
3. Recording when looking at the LCD
screen from the top.
6
LCD
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Notes and Safety Instructions
Notices regarding COPYRIGHT (VP-D200i/D230i/D250i/D270i only)
VP-D200i/D230i/D250i/D270i
Television programs, video tapes, DVD titles, films, and other program
materials may be copyrighted.
Unauthorized copying of copyrighted material may be against the law.
DVD
Notes regarding moisture condensation
1. A sudden rise in atmospheric temperature may cause condensation to
form inside the camcorder.
1.
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 pack removed.
2.
:
DEW
Notes regarding CAMCORDER
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.
1.
60°C
140°F
2.
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.
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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 CAM 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 recordings, 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 the Video Head Cleaning
-
-
8
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.
CAM
STBY
-
-
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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).
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.
1.
Notes regarding ‘Record’ or ‘Playback’ using the LCD
Record
1. The LCD display has been manufactured
using high precision technology.
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.
Playback
1.
2.
3.
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.
SLOW
SHUTTER
PHOTO
W
T
-
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Notes and Safety Instructions
Precautions regarding the Lithium battery
1. The 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 6 months under normal
operation from time of installation.
3. When the lithium battery becomes weak or dead, the date/time indicator
will display “---” when you set the DATE/TIME to ON.
In this case, replace the lithium battery with a new one(type CR2025).
4. Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.
Replace only with the same or equivalent type.
Warning
10
Keep the LITHIUM BATTERY out of reach of children.
Should a battery be swallowed, consult a doctor
immediately.
1.
2.
6
3.
/
--CR 2025
4.
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Getting to Know Your Camcorder
Features
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Digital data transfer function with IEEE1394
By incorporating the IEEE 1394 (i.LINK™ : i.LINK is a serial data transfer
protocol and interconnectivity system, used to transmit DV data) high speed
data transport port, both moving and still images can be transferred to a PC,
making it possible to produce or edit various images.
USB interface for digital image data transfer
(VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i) only)
You can transfer images 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.
800x Digital zoom
Allows you to magnify an image up to 800 times its original size.
Colour TFT LCD
A high-resolution colour TFT LCD gives you clean, sharp images as well as
the ability to review your recordings immediately.
Digital Image Stabilizer (DIS)
The DIS compensates for any handshake, reducing unstable images
particularly at high magnification.
Various digital effects
The DSE (Digital Special Effects) allows 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.
NIGHT CAPTURE
The NIGHT CAPTURE function enables you to record a subject in a dark
place.
Digital Still Camera function (VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i) only)
■ Using Memory Stick, you can easily record and playback standard still
images.
■ You can transfer standard still images on the Memory Stick to your PC
using the USB interface.
MPEG REC (VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i) only)
MPEG REC function is able to store CAMERA pictures in MEMORY
STICK.
•
IEEE1394
IEEE 1394 i.LINK™ i.LINK
DV
•
USB
USB
•
PHOTO
PHOTO
•
800x
•
Colour TFT LCD
TFT
•
DIS
DIS
VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i)
PC
Camera
800
TFT
Digital Image Stabilizer
•
DSE Digital Special Effects
•
•
•
•
•
BLC Back Light Compensation
BLC
Program AE
Program AE
/
NIGHT CAPTURE
NIGHT CAPTURE
( VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i))
■
,
■
USB
MPEG REC( VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i))
CAMERA
MPEG REC
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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.
Basic Accessories
1.
2.
3.
1. Lithium Ion Battery pack
1.
2. AC Power Adapter
2.
3. AC Cord
4. AUDIO/VIDEO Cable
3.
4. A/V
/
5. S-
6.
5. S-VIDEO cable (VP-D230(i)/
D250(i)/D270(i) only)
6.
7.
8.
9. USB
9. USB cable (VP-D230(i)/
D250(i)/D270(i) only)
CR2025
8.
10.
11.
12.
( VP-D230(i)/
D250(i)/D270(i))
( VP-D230(i)/
9. USB
D250(i)/D270(i))
10.
10. Software CD (VP-D230(i)/
D250(i)/D270(i) only)
11. Memory Stick
(VP-D250(i)/D270(i) only)
7.
CR2025
(TYPE: CR2025)
8. Remote Control (VP-D230(i)/
D250(i)/D270(i) only)
( VP-D230(i)/
D250(i)/D270(i))
11.
( VP-D250(i)/D270(i))
13. Scart
12.
12. Lens Cover
Optional Accessory
13. Scart adapter
12
/
5. S( VP-D230(i)/
D250(i)/D270(i))
6. Instruction Book
7. Lithium battery for
Remote Control or Clock.
4. A/V
13. Scart
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Getting to Know Your Camcorder
Front & Left View
5.
6.
1.
7. TFT LCD
2.
3.
4. S8. DC(
1. Lens
6. Internal MIC
1.
2. Infrared Light (see page 67)
7. TFT LCD Monitor
(see page 31)
2.
3. Remote Sensor
4. S-VIDEO Jack
5. View Finder (see page 32)
8. DC Jack (see page 23)
3.
4. S-
)
5.
(
67 )
32
6.
7. TFT LCD
(
31 )
8. DC(
)
(
23 )
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Getting to Know Your Camcorder
Left Side View
2. EASY.Q(
1.
)
91
60
/
MENU
EASY
MULTI
FADE
S.SHOW
PB
ZOOM
BLC
VOL/MF
3. PB ZOOM
MEMORY
STICK
76
TAPE
TAPE
EJECT
4.
DISPLAY
FWD
19
CHARGE
SEARCH
REV
5.
1. Function buttons
PLAYER
1.
M.PLAY
(VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/
D270(i) only)
CAMERA
: (PLAY/STILL)
FADE (see page 63)
SLIDE SHOW (see page 90)
: (STOP)
BLC (see page 62)
-
: (FF)
REC SEARCH +
FWD (see page 90)
: (REW)
REC SEARCH –
REV (see page 90)
2. EASY.Q Button (CAM) /
MULTI (M.PLAY)
(VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i)
only)
3. PB ZOOM
14
/
4. DISPLAY
5. Mode Switch
(TAPE/MEMORY STICK)
(VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i)
only)
(
: (PLAY/STILL)
(
/
)
)
: (STOP) (
: (FF)
(
: (REW)
(
)
FADE(
)
63
BLC(
)(
REC SEARCH +
(
+)
REC SEARCH (
-)
2. EASY.Q(
)
(CAM)/
(M.PLAY) (
VPD230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i))
3. PB ZOOM
62 )
VP-D230(i)/
D250(i)/D270(i))
SLIDE SHOW(
(
90 )
(
90 )
(
4.
5.
)
90 )
/
(
VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/
D270(i))
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Getting to Know Your Camcorder
Right & Top View
6.
1.
7.
2.
3.
8.
9. AV
10. DV
11. USB
4.
5. PHOTO
1. Accessory Shoe
8. External MIC
1.
8.
2. Speaker
9. AV Jack
2.
9. AV
3. FOCUS Adjustment knob
(see page 32)
10. DV Jack (see page 78)
DV out (VP-D200/D230/
D250/D270)
DV in/out (VP-D200i/D230i/
D250i/D270i)
3.
4. Slow Shutter Button
(see page 58)
5. PHOTO Button
(see page 66)
6. Night Capture Switch
(see page 67)
11. USB Jack (see page 80)
(VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i)
only)
4.
(
(
32 )
58 )
5. PHOTO
66
6.
7.
(
(
67 )
46 )
10. DV
(
78 )
DV
(VP-D200/D230/
D250/D270)
/
(VP-D200i/
DV
D230i/D250i/D270i)
(
80 )
11. USB
( VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/
D270(i))
7. Zoom lever (see page 46)
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Getting to Know Your Camcorder
Rear & Bottom View
9.
10.
MENU
5. START/STOP
/
6.
1. MENU
2. MENU
7.
FADE
S.SHOW
)
3.
TAPE
EJECT
FWD
SEARCH
CHARGE
(VOL/MF) (
VOL/MF
BLC
REV
8.
4. TAPE EJECT
1. MENU Button
6. Power Switch (see page 28)
1. MENU
2. MENU Selector (VOL/MF)
7. Memory Stick Slot
(VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i)
only)
2. MENU
(VOL/MF) (
3. Charging indicator
4. TAPE EJECT
5. START/STOP button
8. Hook for hand strap
7.
)
3.
8.
4. TAPE EJECT
9.
9. Tripod receptacle
10. Battery Release
16
6.
10.
5. START/STOP
/
(
28 )
( VP-D230(i)/
D250(i)/D270(i))
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Getting to Know Your Camcorder
Remote control (VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i) only)
1. PHOTO
2. START/STOP(
/
3. SELF TIMER(
4. ZERO MEMORY(
5. PHOTO SEARCH(
6. A.DUB(
7.
(FF)(
8.
(REW)(
9.
(PLAY)(
(
VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i))
18. DISPLAY(
)
)
17.
)
16. X2
)
)
)
)
10.
1. PHOTO
9.
2. START/STOP
10. Direction (
,
(see page 72)
3. SELF TIMER (see page 20)
)
)
1. PHOTO
(PLAY)
)
4. ZERO MEMORY
(see page 74)
11. F. ADV (see page 73)
5. PHOTO Search
13.
12.
(STOP)
(STILL)
6. A.DUB (see page 64)
14.
7.
(FF)
15. DATE/TIME
8.
(REW)
(SLOW)
2. START/STOP
3. SELF TIMER
20
4. ZERO MEMORY
74
5. PHOTO SEARCH
15. DATE/TIME(
14.
(SLOW)(
/
13.
(STILL)(
12.
(STOP)(
11. F. ADV(
)
)
)
9.
/
)
)
(PLAY)
10.
(
(
,
72 )
73
11. F.ADV
12.
(STOP)
13.
(STILL)
14.
(SLOW)
15. DATA/TIME
16. X2 (see page 73)
6. A.DUB
64
17. Zoom
7.
(FF)
17.
18. Display
8.
(REW)
18.
16. X2
)
/
73
17
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Getting to Know Your Camcorder
OSD (On Screen Display in CAM and PLAYER modes)
OSD
1. Battery level (see page 26)
1.
26
)
OSD in CAM mode
2. Easy mode (see pages 60)
2. Easy
60
3. DSE (Digital Special Effects) mode
3. DSE Digital Special Effects
23
22 21
20
19
(see page 49)
49
1
4. Program AE
43
4. Program AE (see page 43)
18
2
17
5. White Balance
45
3
5. White Balance mode (see page 45)
6
16
6. BLC Back Light Compensation
6. BLC (Back Light Compensation) (see page 62)
28
4
15
5
62
7. Manual focus (see page 61)
14
7
13
7.
61
P
8. Shutter speed and EXPOSURE (see page 58)
12
8.
EXPOSURE
58
9. Zoom position (see page 46)
11
31
9.
46
10. NIGHT CAPTURE (see page 67)
10
9
10. NIGHT CAPTURE
67
11. DATE/TIME (see page 54)
8
11. DATE/TIME
/
54
12. USB (VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i) only)
12. USB (
VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i))
13. WL. REMOTE (VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i) only)
13. WL.REMOTE
14. WIND CUT (see page 53)
(
VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i))
OSD in PLAYER mode
15. Audio recording mode (see page 52)
14. WIND CUT
53
16. Zero memory indicator (VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/
21 20
19
15.
52
D270(i) only) (see page 74)
16.
(
VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/
17. Remaining Tape (measured in minutes)
25
D270(i))
74
30
18. Tape Counter
27
17. Remaining Tape
29
19. Operating mode
28
18. Tape Counter
20. Record speed mode
19.
26
21. PHOTO mode
20.
22. Self recording and waiting timer (see page 20)
30
21. PHOTO
(VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i) only)
22.
20
11
24
23. DIS (see page 48)
(
VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i))
24. Volume control (see page 34)
23. DIS
48
25. Audio playback channel
24.
34
26. DV IN(DV data transfer mode) (VP-D200i/D230i/D250i/D270i only)
25.
(see page 79)
26. DV IN DV
(
VP-D200i/D230i/D250i/D270i)
27. DEW (see page 7)
79
28. Message Line
27. DEW
7
29. PB DSE (see page 75)
28. Message Line
29. PB DSE
75
30. PB ZOOM/ENTER (see page 76)
30. PB
/
76
31. POWER NIGHT CAPTURE (see page 68)
31. POWER NIGHT CAPTURE
68
18
REC
M-0:00:00
EASY
MIRROR
5 5 min
BLC
TAPE !
1 6 bit
MF
NIGHT CAPTURE
SHUTTER
EXPOSURE
15:00
10 . J A N . 2 0 0 3
ZOOM
SHUTTER
EXPOSURE
SOUND [ 2 ]
PB ZOOM
1.2x
MIRROR
M-0:00:00
5 5 min
...C
1 6 bit
DV
15:00
10 . J A N . 2 0 0 3
ENTER :
VOL.
[11]
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Getting to Know Your Camcorder
OSD (On Screen Display in M.REC/M.PLAY modes) (VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i) only)
A. Folder number-file number (see page 85)
B. Image counter
- Current still image/Total number of recordable still
images.
C. CARD (MEMORY STICK) indicator
D. Image recording and loading indicator
E. Quality
F. ERASE PROTECTION indicator
(see page 94)
G. Print Mark (see page 93)
H. SLIDE SHOW
I. MPEG4 SCREEN SIZE
OSD
(
A.
B.
OSD in M.REC mode
D
C
SF 2 2 / 2 4 0
352
B
2 min
I
●
94
93
MPEG4
12:00
/
●
OSD On Screen Display
/
OSD in M.PLAY mode
Turning OSD on/off
Press the DISPLAY button on the left 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, REC, EASY.Q modes
are always displayed on the OSD,
even when the OSD is turned OFF and the key input
is displayed for 3 seconds then turned off.
In PLAYER mode: When you press any Function
button, the function is displayed
on the OSD for 3 seconds before it turns off.
/
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
H.
10 . J A N . 2 0 0 3
Turning the OSD on/off (On Screen Display)
●
85
-
E
VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i))
DISPLAY(
)
H
F
G
-
001
SLIDE
CAM
STBY
22/240
REC
EASY.Q
MEMORY STICK !
3
PLAYER
Function
10:00
A
100-0001
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 54)
- You may also use the Quick Menu to turn the DATE/TIME ON or OFF.
(see page 56) (only in CAM/M.REC mode)
10 . J A N . 2 0 0 3
3
●
/
DATE/TIME
-
DATE/TIME
DATE/TIME
/
Quick Menu
/
56
CAM
/ M.REC
DATE/TIME
-
/
/
/
54
/
DATE/TIME
19
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Preparation
How to use the Remote Control (VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i) only)
(
VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i))
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
Self Record
When you use the Self Timer function on the remote control, the recording
begins automatically in 10 seconds.
Self Timer
10
START/
STOP
1. Set the camcorder to CAM mode.
2. Press the SELF TIMER button until the appropriate indicator
is displayed in the LCD.
3. Press the START/STOP button to start the timer.
- Self Timer starts counting down from 10 with a beep sound.
- In the last one second of the countdown, the beep sound gets faster,
then recording starts automatically.
- If you want to cancel the Self Timer function before recording,
press the SELF TIMER button.
4. Press START/STOP again when you wish to stop recording.
20
PHOTO
SELF
TIMER
ZERO
MEMORY
PHOTO
SEARCH
A.DUB
DISPLAY
DATE/
TIME
SLOW
X2
F.ADV
3.
4.
1.
CAM
2.
SELF TIMER
START/STOP
/
10
/
.
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Preparation
Lithium Battery Installation
✤ The lithium battery maintains the clock function and preset contents of
the memory; even if the battery pack or AC power adapter is removed.
✤ The lithium battery for the camcorder lasts about 6 months under
normal operation from the time of installation.
✤ When the lithium battery becomes weak or dead, the date/time indicator
will display “---” when you set the DATE/TIME to ON.
When this occurs, replace the lithium battery with CR2025 type.
1. Open the lithium battery cover from the
camcorder.
✤
✤
6
✤
ON
DATE/TIME(
---
/
/
CR2025
1.
2.
2. Position the Lithium cell in the holder,
with the positive ( ) terminal face
outward.
3.
3. Close the lithium battery cover.
Note
The lithium battery must be inserted in the correct
direction.
Warning: Keep the LITHIUM BATTERY out of the reach of the
children.
Should any battery be swallowed, consult a doctor
immediately.
21
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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.
-
ZOOM
START/STOP
/
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.
SLOW
SHUTTER
a.
SLOW
SHUTTER
PHOTO
W
T
SLOW
SHUTTER
PHOTO
W
SLOW
SHUTTER
PHOTO
W
T
T
PHOTO
W
T
b.
c.
Attaching the Lens Cover
1
2
SLOW
SHUTTER
PHOTO
W
T
22
3
SLOW
SHUTTER
PHOTO
W
T
4
SLOW
SHUTTER
SLOW
SHUTTER
PHOTO
PHOTO
W
W
T
T
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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.
2.
1. Connect the AC Power adapter to the
AC cord.
2. Connect the AC cord to a wall socket.
Notes
■
■
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.
(When the battery is attached on the set,
you should keep outside the projection
of the DC cable.)
4. Set the camcorder to each mode by
holding down the tab on the power
switch and turning it to the CAM or PLAYER mode.
3.
4.
CAM
PLAYER
To select the CAMCORDER mode
✤ If you want to use this unit as a camcorder,
set the mode switch to TAPE position.
✤ If you want to use this unit as a DSC
(Digital Still Camera), set the mode switch to
MEMORY STICK position.
(VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i) only)
✤
MEMORY
STICK
TAPE
✤
DSC
(
VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i))
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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.
✤
-
.
Zoom
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.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Charging rate
Less than 50%
Twice per second
Three times per second
Blinking stops and stays on
50% ~ 75%
75% ~ 90%
90 ~ 100%
On for a second and
off for a second
Error - Reset the battery pack and
the DC cable
5
■
24
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.
2
50% ~ 75%
50%
1
3
75% ~ 90%
TAPE
EJECT
1
5.
■
Notes
■
1
1
90% ~ 100%
CHARGE
5. When the battery is fully charged, disconnect the
battery pack and the AC Power adapter from the camcorder.
■ Even with the power switched off, the battery pack will
still discharge if it is left connected to the camcorder.
1
1
VOL/M
Blinking time
Once per second
■
■
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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 viewfinder
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
VIEWFINDER ON
VIEWFINDER
LCD (
)
SB-LS70
Approx.
1hr 30min
Approx.
1hr
Approx.
1hr 30min
SB-LS70
SB-LS110
Approx.
1hr 40min
Approx.
1hr 30min
Approx.
2hr
SB-LS110
1
30
1
40
1
1
1
30
30
2
Notes
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
You must use the lithium ion battery pack of SB-LSXXX type.
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 shortcircuited. It may cause leakage, heat generation, induce fire and
overheating.
■
■
■
■
SB-LSXXX
32°F 0°C
32°F( 0°C)
32°F 0°C
104°F 40°C
104°F
40°C
■
■
■
+ -
25
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Preparation
Battery level display
•
The battery level display indicates the amount of power
remaining in the battery pack.
•
a. Fully charged
a
a.
b. 20~40% used
b
b.
20~40%
c.
40~80%
d.
80~95%
c. 40~80% used
c
d. 80~95% used
d
e. Completely used (flickers)
(The camcorder will turn off soon,
change the battery as soon as possible)
✤ Please refer to the table on page 25 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.
e.
e
✤
25
✤
77°F 25°C
Tips for Battery Identification
A charge mark is provided on the battery pack to help you
remember whether it has been charged or not.
Two colours are provided (red and grey)-you may choose
which one indicates charged and which indicates
discharged. (SB-LS110 only)
26
(
SB-LS110)
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Preparation
Inserting and Ejecting a Cassette
✤ 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. Insert a tape into the cassette holder with the
tape window facing outward and the
protection tab bottom.
3. Press the area marked 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”.
2
1
✤
DV
1.
TAPE EJECT
-
2.
3.
4
3
4.
-
push
Note
a.
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, b.
push the write-protect tab back so that it covers the hole.
• How to store a tape
a. Avoid places with magnets or magnetic interference.
b. Avoid humidity and dust prone places.
c. Keep the tape in an upright position and avoid storing it in
direct sunlight.
d. Avoid dropping or knocking your tapes.
a.
b.
•
a.
b.
c.
d.
27
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Basic Recording
Making your First Recording
1. Connect a Power source to the
camcorder. (see page 23)
(A battery pack or a AC power
adapter)
■ Insert a cassette.
(see page 27)
1
2
1.
23
■
27
2.
LENS CAP
2. Remove the LENS CAP.
4
3. Set the power switch to the
CAM position.
■ Open the LCD monitor.
■ Set the mode switch to the
TAPE position.
(VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i) only)
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.
3
3.
■
■
FADE
S.SHOW
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.
28
CAM
■
LCD
STBY
(
VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/
D270(i))
STOP
PROTECTION
■
LCD
■
4.
■
■
START/STOP
/
REC
START/STOP
STBY
/
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Basic Recording
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.
STBY
Record Search (REC SEARCH)
/
CAM
REC SEARCH
MEN
✤
VOL/MF
BLC
STBY
REC SEAERCH + –
TAPE
EJECT
REC SEARCH –
REC SEARCH +
FWD
CHARGE
SEARCH
REV
MEN
✤ You can view a recording using the
REC SEARCH +, -- function in STBY mode.
REC SEARCH -- enables you to play the
recording backwards and REC SEARCH +
enables you to play it forwards, for as long as
you keep each button pressed down.
START/STOP
OFF
Power
5
✤ If you press the REC SEARCH -- button in
STBY mode, your camcorder will play
in reverse for 3 seconds and return to the
original position automatically.
✤
VOL/MF
BLC
TAPE
EJECT
STBY
REC SEARCH –
3
FWD
CHARGE
SEARCH
REV
Note
Mosaic shaped distortion may appear on the screen while in Record Search
mode.
REC SEAERCH
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Basic Recording
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 Remote Sensor or Infrared Light.
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.
LCD
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
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 Remote Sensor or Infrared
Light.
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. Place your eye firmly against the viewfinder eyecup.
6. Use the viewfinder frame as a guide to determine the horizontal plane.
7. Whenever possible, use a tripod.
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LCD
LCD
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
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Basic Recording
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
✤
2.5
✤
■
■
■
BRIGHT SELECT
BRIGHT ADJUST
COLOUR ADJUST
1.
1. Set the POWER switch to CAM position.
■ In the PLAYER mode, you may only setup the
LCD while the tape is playing.
■
CAM MODE
CAM MODE
7. Move the MENU SELECTOR so that
it highlights the menu item you want
to adjust (BRIGHT SELECT,
BRIGHT ADJUST, COLOUR
ADJUST).
MENU SELECTOR
VIEWER
MENU SELECTOR
5.
MENU SELECTOR
LCD ADJUST
6.
MENU SELECTOR
7.
MENU SELECTOR
LCD ADJUST
DATE / TIME
TV DISPLAY
LCD ADJUST
DATE/TIME
TV DISPLAY
*
CAM MODE
VIEWER SET
LCD ADJUST
BRIGHT SELECT . . . . NORMAL
BRIGHT ADJUST . . . . . . [ 1 8 ]
COLOUR ADJUST . . . . . [ 1 8 ]
VP-D270(i)
MENU
4.
VIEWER SET
5. Move the MENU SELECTOR so that
LCD ADJUST is highlighted.
6. Push the MENU SELECTOR to enter
the sub-menu.
PLAYER
3.
3. Press the MENU button.
INITIAL
CAMERA
A/V
MEMORY
VIEWER
CAM
2.
2. Open the LCD screen, and the LCD switches on.
4. Move the MENU SELECTOR so that
VIEWER is highlighted and then push
the MENU SELECTOR.
POWER
CAM MODE
LCD ADJUST
BRIGHT SELECT
NORMAL
SUPER
BACK LIGHT
BRIGHT SELECT
BRIGHT ADJUST
COLOUR ADJUST
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Basic Recording
8. Push the MENU SELECTOR button again.
■ You may select NORMAL, SUPER or BACK LIGHT
(VP-D270(i) only) in the BRIGHT SELECT feature and push the
MENU SELECTOR to save the setting.
- When you use the LCD BACK LIGHT
mode in a dark
location or indoors, viewing the image may be difficult.
(VP-D270(i) only).
■ Use the MENU SELECTOR 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 ~ 35.
8.
■
(
MENU SELECTOR
BRIGHT SELECT
SUPER
BACK LIGHT
VP-D270(i))
MENU SELECTOR
-
■
■
LCD BACK LIGHT
LCD
VP-D270(i)
MENU SELECTOR
COLOUR ADJUST
BRIGHT ADJUST
COLOUR ADJUST
BRIGHT ADJUST
00 ~ 35
00 ~ 35
9. Press the MENU button to finish the setting.
9.
Using the VIEWFINDER
✤ At the PLAYER mode, the VIEWFINDER will work when the LCD is
closed.
✤ At the CAM mode, the VIEWFINDER will work when the LCD is
closed or rotated counterclockwise 180°.
Adjusting the Focus
Use the focus adjustment knob of the
VIEWFINDER to focus the picture.
(refer to figure )
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MENU
VIEWFINDER
✤
✤
NORMAL
LCD
, LCD
180°C
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Basic Recording
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
PLAYER position.
■ A confirmation sound beeps.
✤
✤
LCD
1.
1
PLAYER
■
2. Insert the tape you wish to view. (see page 27)
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.
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3.
2
4.
VOL/MF
3. Open the LCD screen.
Adjust the angle of the LCD screen and set the
brightness or colour if necessary.
2.
4
REW
■
TAPE
EJECT
(STOP)(
)
■
FWD
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.
CHARGE
SEARCH
REV
5.
PLAY/STILL
■
■
Notes
■
■
You can also view the picture on a TV screen, after connecting the
camcorder to a TV or VCR. (see page 70)
Various functions are available in playback mode. (see page 72)
/
PLAY
STOP
■
70
■
72
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Basic Recording
PLAY
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 31)
CAM
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Controlling Sound from the Speaker
PLAYER
The Speaker works in PLAYER mode only.
Notes
■
■
■
34
When the cable is connected to the AV jack, you cannot
hear sound from the speaker and cannot adjust the
volume.
If a cable is connected to the AV jack, you can hear sound
from the speaker when AV IN/OUT MODE on MENU is
set to AV IN. (VP-D200i/D230i/D250i/D270i only)
You can hear sound from speaker by removing the
connected cable from the AV jack.
Speaker
-
OL/MF
PLAYER
1.
2.
BLC
PLAYER
(PLAY/STILL)
/
TAPE
EJECT
3.
3-1
MENU
1. Set the power switch to PLAYER mode.
2. Press
(PLAY/STILL) to play the tape.
3. When you hear sounds once the tape is in play,
use the MENU SELECTOR 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.
■
MENU
When you use the LCD screen for playback, you can hear recorded sound
from the built-in Speaker.
- Follow the instructions below to decrease or mute
2
speaker volume in the PLAYER mode.
- Take the following steps to lower the volume or mute
FADE
the sound while playing a tape on the camcorder.
S.SHOW
MENU
SELECTOR
FADE
S.SHOW
■
00 19
00
BLC
VOL/MF
■
■
TAPE
EJECT
FWD
<3-2>
■
A/V
■
MENU
/
0:23:47
5 5 min
VOL.
[11]
10:00
10 . J A N . 2 0 0 3
■
AV IN/OUT MODE
AV IN
A/V
VP-D200i/D230i/D250i/D270i
A/V
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Advanced Recording
Use of various Functions
● Setting menu items
●
Available mode
M
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A
SUB MENU
C
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A
P
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A
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E
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M
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M.
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A
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P
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(1)
(1)
CLOCK SET
Setting the time
✔
✔
✔
✔
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WL. REMOTE (1)
Using the Remote Control
✔
✔
✔
✔
39
BEEP SOUND
Play Various Sound Effects
✔
✔
✔
✔
40
✔
✔
SHUTTER SOUND (1) Sound Effect for the photo button
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P
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A
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(1)
(1)
CLOCK SET
✔
✔
✔
✔
38
WL. REMOTE (1)
✔
✔
✔
✔
39
BEEP SOUND
✔
✔
✔
✔
40
✔
✔
SHUTTER SOUND (1)
M
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DEMO
Demonstration
✔
42
DEMO
✔
42
PROGRAM AE
Selecting the PROGRAM AE
Function
✔
43
PROGRAM AE
✔
43
WHT. BALANCE
✔
D. ZOOM
✔
46
DIS
✔
48
✔
✔
WHT. BALANCE
Setting White Balance
✔
D. ZOOM
Selecting Digital Zoom
✔
46
DIS
Selecting the Digital Image
Stabilizing
✔
48
DSE SELECT
Setting the Digital special effect
✔
49
DSE SELECT
REC MODE
Selecting the recording speed
✔
51
REC MODE
PHOTO SEARCH
AUDIO SELECT
Searching pictures recorded in
TAPE
Copying pictures from TAPE onto
the Memory Stick
Selecting Sound Quality for
recording
Selecting the Audio playback
channel
WIND CUT
Minimizing wind noise
PB DSE
Selecting Digital Special Effect
during the playback
Selecting Analog A/V in or out
PHOTO COPY (1)
AUDIO MODE
A
V
FUNCTIONS
AV IN/OUT
(2)
✔
✔
✔
✔
45
C
A
M
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R
A
✔
45
49
✔
51
66
✔
66
PHOTO SEARCH
✔
✔
93
PHOTO COPY (1)
✔
93
✔
52
✔
52
✔
65
✔
65
✔
53
WIND CUT
✔
53
✔
75
PB DSE
✔
75
✔
77
AV IN/OUT
✔
77
✔
AUDIO MODE
A
V
AUDIO SELECT
✔
(2)
/
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Advanced Recording
Available mode
M
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M
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M
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V
I
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W
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R
(1)
(2)
SUB MENU
FUNCTIONS
M. PLAY SELECT
Selecting Storage Media (MPEG4,
PHOTO) to playback
PHOTO QUALITY
Selecting Image Quality
MPEG4 SIZE
Selecting Image Resolution
PRINT MARK
Print images recorded on a
memory stick
PROTECT
Preventing Accidental Erasure
C
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M.
P
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M
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(1)
✔
✔
✔
✔
FUNCTIONS
(1)
✔
✔
P
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M. PLAY SELECT
87
PHOTO QUALITY
98
✔
93
✔
94
✔
86
95
FILE NO.
File Naming Options
DELETE
Deleting Files
✔
FORMAT
Formatting the Memory Stick
✔
96
LCD ADJUST
Setting the Brightness and colour
Tones of the LCD
✔
✔
✔
✔
31
DATE/TIME
Setting the Date and Time
✔
✔
✔
✔
54
TV DISPLAY
Selecting OSD on/off of TV
✔
✔
✔
✔
55
M
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M
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W
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✔
P
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(1)
✔
99
87
98
✔
93
✔
94
✔
86
DELETE
✔
95
FORMAT
✔
96
PROTECT
✔
FILE NO.
✔
LCD ADJUST
✔
✔
✔
✔
31
DATE/TIME
✔
✔
✔
✔
54
TV DISPLAY
✔
✔
✔
✔
55
:
VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i)
:
VP-D200i/D230i/D250i/D270i
●
M.REC
CAM
PLAYER(
M.PLAY
VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i))
MENU
MENU OSD
2.
M.
P
L
A
Y
✔
(2)
1.
(1)
PRINT MARK
: This Function works in VP-D200i/D230i/D250i/D270i MODEL only.
1. Press the MENU button. The MENU OSD is displayed.
The cursor ( HIGHLIGHT ) indicates the feature you are currently
adjusting.
2. Use the MENU SELECTOR and push the MENU SELECTOR on the
left side panel to select and activate the item.
3. You can exit the menu mode by pressing the MENU button.
M
.
R
E
C
✔
MPEG4 SIZE
: This Function works in VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i) MODEL only.
M.REC or M.PLAY mode (VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i) only)
P
L
A
Y
E
R
MPEG4
(1)
● Set the camcorder to CAM or PLAYER mode and
C
A
M
E
R
A
MENU SELECTOR
MENU SELECTOR
3.
MENU
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DEUTSCH
Advanced Recording
●
● Availability of functions in each mode
Requested
Mode
Operating Mode
Digital functions
DIS
DIS
D.ZOOM
O
PHOTO
✕
SLOW SHUTTER
D.ZOOM
PHOTO
(TAPE)
O
O
O
✕
SLOW
SHUTTER
Digital
NIGHT
special
CAPTURE
effects
O
*
✕
✕
O
Digital Special Effects
O
O
O
O
NIGHT CAPTURE
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
✕
O
O
O
✕
O : The requested mode will work in this operating mode.
✕ : You can not change the requested mode.
: The operating mode will be released and the requested mode will
work.
* : The operating mode will be released and the requested mode will
work. (the data during the operating mode will be backed up)
DIS
DIS(
)
D.ZOOM(
PHOTO(
SLOW SHUTTER(
NIGHT CAPTURE
D.ZOOM
PHOTO
(TAPE)
O
O
O
)
✕
)
*
O
✕
✕
✕
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
)
NIGHT
CAPTURE
SLOW
SHUTTER
O
O
O
O
✕
O
O
O
✕
O :
✕ :
:
* :
Notes
■
■
37
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.
■
X
■
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DEUTSCH
Advanced Recording
● CLOCK SET
● CLOCK SET
✤
✤ CLOCK setup works in CAM, PLAYER, 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. Move the MENU SELECTOR to highlight INITIAL
and push the MENU SELECTOR.
3. Use the MENU SELECTOR to select CLOCK SET
from the submenu.
4. Push the MENU SELECTOR to enter SETTING mode.
■ A blinking item indicates the item to be changed.
The year will blink first.
5. Using the MENU SELECTOR, change the year setting.
6. Push the MENU SELECTOR.
■ The month will blink.
CAM
M.PLAY
✤ DATE/TIME
/
DATE/TIME
1.
CLOCK SET
WL. REMOTE
BEEP SOUND
SHUT. SOUND
DEMO
9. You can set the day, hour and minute following the
same procedure for setting the year and month.
10. Push the MENU SELECTOR after setting the minutes.
■ The word COMPLETE! will appear, and a few
seconds later, the menu screen will automatically
return to the sub menu.
/
MENU
2.
MENU SELECTOR
INITIAL
MENU SELECTOR
3.
MENU SELECTOR
CLOCK SET
4.
MENU SELECTOR
SETTING
■
CAM MODE
INITIAL SET
CLOCK SET
WL.REMOTE
BEEP SOUND
SHUTTER SOUND
DEMONSTRATION
SET TIME!
7. Using the MENU SELECTOR, change the month
setting.
8. Push the MENU SELECTOR.
■ The day will blink.
M.REC
CLOCK
■
CAM MODE
INITIAL
CAMERA
A/V
MEMORY
VIEWER
PLAYER
5.
MENU SELECTOR
6.
MENU SELECTOR
■
7.
MENU SELECTOR
8.
CAM MODE
MENU SELECTOR
■
INITIAL SET
9.
CLOCK SET
10.
00:00
1.JAN.2003
MENU SELECTOR
■
COMPLETE
11. To exit, push the MENU button.
11.
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MENU
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DEUTSCH
Advanced Recording
● WL. REMOTE
● WL. REMOTE (VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i) only)
✤
✤ The WL.REMOTE function works in CAM, PLAYER, M.REC,
M.PLAY modes.
✤ The WL.REMOTE 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. Move the MENU SELECTOR to highlight INITIAL
and push the MENU SELECTOR.
CAM
M.PLAY
✤ WL. REMOTE
CAM MODE
INITIAL
CAMERA
A/V
MEMORY
VIEWER
VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i))
CLOCK SET
WL. REMOTE
BEEP SOUND
SHUT. SOUND
DEMO
3. Use the MENU SELECTOR to select WL.REMOTE
from the submenu.
PLAYER
1.
MENU
■
2.
MENU SELECTOR
INITIAL
MENU SELECTOR
3.
MENU SELECTOR
WL.REMOTE
CAM MODE
4. Push the MENU SELECTOR to enable or disable the
remote control.
The setting switches between ON/OFF each time you
push the MENU SELECTOR.
M.REC
WL. REMOTE
INITIAL SET
CLOCK SET
WL.REMOTE
BEEP SOUND
SHUTTER SOUND
DEMONSTRATION
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 for 3 seconds and disappear on the LCD.
4.
MENU SELECTOR
MENU SELECTOR
ON/OFF
/
5.
MENU
■
OFF
3
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DEUTSCH
Advanced Recording
● BEEP SOUND
● BEEP SOUND
✤ The BEEP SOUND function works in CAM, PLAYER, 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. Move the MENU SELECTOR to highlight INITIAL
and push the MENU SELECTOR.
✤
✤
CAM
M.PLAY
PLAYER
MENU
BEEP SOUND
1.
CAM MODE
INITIAL
CAMERA
A/V
MEMORY
VIEWER
CLOCK SET
WL.REMOTE
BEEP SOUND
SHUT SOUND
DEMO
3. Use the MENU SELECTOR to select BEEP SOUND
from the submenu.
MENU
■
2.
MENU SELECTOR
INITIAL
MENU SELECTOR
3.
MENU SELECTOR
BEEP SOUND
CAM MODE
INITIAL SET
4. Push the MENU SELECTOR to enable or disable
CLOCK SET
the BEEP SOUND.
WL.REMOTE
BEEP SOUND
The setting switches between ON/OFF each time you
SHUTTER SOUND
DEMONSTRATION
push the MENU SELECTOR.
■ You will hear a Beep Sound when you select the
ON setup.
■ When you press the START/STOP button to start recording,
the BEEP SOUND is automatically set to OFF so you can’t hear it
any longer.
5. To exit, press the MENU button.
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M.REC
BEEP SOUND
4.
■
■
5.
MENU SELECTOR
BEEP SOUND
MENU SELECTOR
ON/OFF
/
ON
START/STOP
/
OFF
MENU
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DEUTSCH
Advanced Recording
● SHUTTER SOUND
● SHUTTER SOUND (VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i) only)
✤ You can hear SHUTTER SOUND only when the PHOTO function
is working.
✤ Determine whether or not you wish to hear a SHUTTER SOUND
when using the DSC feature.
1. Set the mode switch to MEMORY STICK.
2. Set the power switch to CAM mode.
4. Move the MENU SELECTOR to highlight INITIAL
and push the MENU SELECTOR.
PHOTO
SOUND
✤
DSC
CLOCK SET
WL.REMOTE
BEEP SOUND
SHUT.SOUND
DEMO
SHUTTER
SHUTTER SOUND
1.
MEMORY STICK
2.
CAM
3.
3. Press the MENU button.
■ The menu list will appear.
VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i))
✤
M.REC MODE
INITIAL
CAMERA
A/V
MEMORY
VIEWER
(
MENU
■
4.
M.REC MODE
MENU SELECTOR
INITIAL
MENU SELECTOR
INITIAL SET
5. Use the MENU SELECTOR to select SHUTTER
SOUND from the submenu.
6. Push MENU SELECTOR to switch between ON and
OFF.
CLOCK SET
WL.REMOTE
BEEP SOUND
SHUTTER SOUND
DEMONSTRATION
5.
6.
MENU SELECTOR
SHUTTER SOUND
MENU SELECTOR
OFF
ON
7. To exit, press the MENU button.
7.
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MENU
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DEUTSCH
Advanced Recording
● DEMONSTRATION
● 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. Move the MENU SELECTOR to highlight INITIAL.
4. Select DEMONSTRATION from the submenu and
push the MENU SELECTOR.
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
■
■
■
■
✤ DEMONSTRATION
✤
1.
2.
CLOCK SET
WL. REMOTE
BEEP SOUND
SHUT. SOUND
DEMO
CAM MODE
■
MENU SELECTOR
INITIAL
4.
DEMONSTRATION
MENU SELECTOR
5.
DEMONSTRATION
DEMONSTRATION
■
MENU
ON
■
CLOCK SET
WL.REMOTE
BEEP SOUND
SHUTTER SOUND
DEMONSTRATION
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 (no tape is inserted in the camcorder).
If you press other buttons (FADE, BLC, PHOTO, EASY) during the
DEMONSTRATION mode, the DEMONSTRATION stops temporarily
and resumes 10 minutes later if you do not operate any other functions.
While setting the NIGHT CAPTURE to ON, the DEMONSTRATION
function does not work.
CAM
MENU
3.
INITIAL SET
6.
DEMONSTRATION
DEMONSTRATION
OFF
■
■
■
■
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DEMONSTRATION
OFF
CAM MODE
INITIAL
CAMERA
A/V
MEMORY
VIEWER
CAM
DEMONSTRATION
CAM
10
DEMONSTRATION
DEMONSTRATION
FADE
BLC
DEMONSTRATION
10
NIGHT CAPTURE
DEMONSTRATION
PHOTO
EASY
DEMONSTRATION
ON
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DEUTSCH
Advanced Recording
● PROGRAM AE
● PROGRAM AE
✤ The PROGRAM AE function works in CAM mode only.
✤ The PROGRAM AE mode allows you to adjust shutter speeds and
apertures to suit different recording conditions.
✤ They give you creative control over the depth of field.
■ AUTO 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 (
-
-
)
)
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✤
■ AUTO
-
1/50 1/250
(
)
■ PORTRAIT
(
-
)
PORTRAIT
1/50 1/1000
■ SPOTLIGHT
(
)
-
)
■ SAND/SNOW
/
(
)
-
For recording when people or objects are darker than the
background because of reflected light from sand or snow.
■ High S. SPEED(High Shutter Speed) mode (
-
✤ PROGRAM AE
-
For recording correctly when there is only light on the subject and
not the rest of the picture.
■ SAND/SNOW mode (
-
PROGRAM AE
■ SPORTS
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 (
-
CAM
)
For recording people or objects moving quickly.
■ PORTRAIT mode (
-
✤
)
For recording fast-moving subjects such as players in golf or tennis
games.
■ High S.SPEED High Shutter Speed
(
)
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DEUTSCH
Advanced Recording
Setting the PROGRAM AE
1. Press the MENU button.
■ The menu list will appear.
1.
CAM MODE
2. Move the MENU SELECTOR to highlight CAMERA
and push the MENU SELECTOR.
INITIAL
CAMERA
A/V
MEMORY
VIEWER
MENU
■
PROGRAM AE
WHT. BALANCE
D.ZOOM
DIS
DSE SELECT
2.
MENU SELECTOR
CAMERA
3.
3. Select PROGRAM AE from the submenu.
PROGRAM AE
4.
4. Push the MENU SELECTOR to enter
the sub-menu.
5. Using the MENU SELECTOR,
select the PROGRAM AE mode.
■ Push the MENU SELECTOR to
confirm the PROGRAM AE mode.
CAM MODE
MENU SELECTOR
ENTER
CAM MODE
CAMERA SET
CAMERA SET
PROGRAM AE
WHT. BALANCE
D.ZOOM
DIS
DSE SELECT
PROGRAM AE
5.
AUTO
SPORTS
PORTRAIT
SPOTLIGHT
SAND / SNOW
HIGH S. SPEED
6. To exit, press the MENU button.
MENU SELECTOR
PROGRAM AE
■
MENU SELECTOR
PROGRAM AE
6.
MENU
Notes
■
■
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While setting the NIGHT CAPTURE to ON, the PROGRAM AE
function does not work.
The PROGRAM AE function will not operate in EASY mode.
■
■
NIGHT CAPTURE
PROGRAM AE
EASY
ON
PROGRAM AE
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DEUTSCH
Advanced Recording
● WHT.BALANCE WHITE BALANCE
)
✤ The WHITE BALANCE function works in CAM or M.REC mode only.
CAM
✤
✤ The WHITE BALANCE is a recording function that preserves the unique
✤
image 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
( ):
■ AUTO (
): This mode is generally used to control the WHITE
■ HOLD
( ):
BALANCE automatically.
■ INDOOR
( ):
■ HOLD (
):This fixes the current WHITE BALANCE value.
■ INDOOR (
/
): This controls the WHITE BALANCE according to the
indoor ambience.
- Under halogen or studio/video lighting
- Subject is of one dominant colour
■ OUTDOOR
( ):
- Close ups
■ OUTDOOR (
CAM MODE
) : This controls the WHITE
BALANCE according to the outdoor ambience.
INITIAL
PROGRAM AE
CAMERA
- In daylight, especially for close up and where the
WHT. BALANCE
A/V
1.
CAM
MEMORY D.ZOOM
subject is of one dominant colour.
DIS
VIEWER
2.
MENU
DSE SELECT
Set the camcorder to CAM mode.
■
Press the MENU button.
3.
MENU SELECTOR
■ The menu list will appear.
MENU SELECTOR
Move the MENU SELECTOR to highlight CAMERA and push
4.
WHT.BALANCE
the MENU SELECTOR.
CAM MODE
5.
MENU SELECTOR
Select WHT.BALANCE from the submenu.
CAMERA SET
Push the MENU SELECTOR to enter the sub-menu.
6.
MENU SELECTOR
PROGRAM AE
Using the MENU SELECTOR, select the WHITE BALANCE
WHITE BALANCE
WHT. BALANCE
D.ZOOM
mode.
■
MENU SELECTOR
DIS
■ Push the MENU SELECTOR to confirm the WHITE
DSE SELECT
WHITE BALANCE
BALANCE mode.
7.
MENU
To exit, press the MENU button.
● WHT. BALANCE (WHITE BALANCE)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
CAMERA
Notes
■
■
■
■
■
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When NIGHT CAPTURE is set to ON, the WHT.BALANCE
function does not work.
The WHT.BALANCE function will not operate in EASY mode.
Turn the digital zoom off (if necessary) to set a more accurate
white balance.
Reset the white balance if lighting conditions change.
During normal outdoor recording, setting to AUTO may provide
better results.
CAM MODE
■
NIGHT CAPTURE
■
■
■
EASY
ON
CAMERA SET
WHT. BALANCE
AUTO
HOLD
INDOOR
OUTDOOR
■
AUTO
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Advanced Recording
DIGITAL ZOOM
Zooming In and Out with DIGITAL ZOOM
✤
✤ Digital Zoom works in CAM mode only.
Zooming In and Out
Zooming In and Out
✤
✤ 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.
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.
CAM
W
1-1
✤
✤
1-2
T
W
1.
T
OSD
W
W
T
2. T Telephoto
T
3. W Wide angle
Note
You can record a subject that is a minimum of 1 m (about 3.2 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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TELE
2.65
1
WIDE
10
0.5
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DEUTSCH
Advanced Recording
Digital Zoom
Digital Zoom
✤
✤
✤
✤ Zooming more than 10x is achieved digitally.
✤ The picture quality may deteriorate depending on how much you
zoom in on the subject.
✤ We recommend that you use the DIS feature with
DIGITAL ZOOM for picture stability. (see page 48)
1. Set the camcorder to CAM mode.
2. Press the MENU button.
■ The menu list will appear.
PROGRAM AE
WHT. BALANCE
D.ZOOM
DIS
DSE SELECT
5. Push the MENU SELECTOR to setup the 100x, 200x,
400x, 800x digital zoom function or
to turn the feature OFF.
1.
CAM
2.
MENU
■
3.
3. Move the MENU SELECTOR to CAMERA and
push the MENU SELECTOR.
4. Select D.ZOOM from the submenu.
DIS
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CAM MODE
INITIAL
CAMERA
A/V
MEMORY
VIEWER
10X 10
MENU SELECTOR
CAMERA
MENU SELECTOR
CAM MODE
CAMERA SET
PROGRAM AE
WHT. BALANCE
D.ZOOM
DIS
DSE SELECT
4.
D.ZOOM
5. MENU SELECTOR
200x 400x 800x
OFF
100x
6. To exit, press the MENU button.
CAM MODE
6.
MENU
CAMERA SET
D . ZOOM
OFF
100x
200x
400x
800x
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DEUTSCH
Advanced Recording
● DIS
● DIS (Digital Image Stabilizer)
✤
✤ The DIS function works in CAM mode only.
✤ DIS (Digital Image Stabilizer) is a function that compensates for
any shaking or hand movement while holding the camcorder (within
reasonable limits).
✤ It provides more stable pictures when:
■ Recording with the zoom
■ 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. Move the MENU SELECTOR highlight to CAMERA
and push the MENU SELECTOR.
■ The sub menu list will appear.
4. Move the MENU SELECTOR to activate the
DIS function, push the MENU SELECTOR.
■ The DIS menu is changed to ON.
■ If you do not want to use the DIS function,
set the DIS menu to OFF.
■ The setting switches between ON/OFF each time
you push the MENU SELECTOR.
■ The DIS function will not turn off during the
Recording.
5. To exit, press the MENU button.
CAM
DIS
✤
DIS
✤
■
■
■
■
1.
2.
CAM MODE
INITIAL
CAMERA
A/V
MEMORY
VIEWER
Digital Image Stabilizer
PROGRAM AE
WHT. BALANCE
D.ZOOM
DIS
DSE SELECT
CAM
MENU
■
3.
MENU SELECTOR
CAMERA
MENU SELECTOR
■
4.
CAM MODE
CAMERA SET
■
PROGRAM AE
WHT. BALANCE
D.ZOOM
DIS
DSE SELECT
■
MENU SELECTOR
MENU SELECTOR
DIS
DIS
OFF
DIS
ON
DIS
■
■
DIS
5.
MENU
Notes
■
■
48
It is recommended that you deactivate the shake compensation function
when using a tripod.
If you use the DIS function, the picture quality may deteriorate.
■
■
DIS
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DEUTSCH
Advanced Recording
● DSE
● DSE(Digital Special Effects) SELECT
✤
✤
✤ The DSE function works in CAM 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.
a
d. NEGA mode
This mode reverses the colours of the images,
creating a negative image.
✤
b
c
d
f
g
f. BLK & WHT mode
This mode changes the images to black and white.
h
c. SEPIA
e. MIRROR
f. BLK & WHT
g. EMBOSS mode
This mode creates a 3D effect (embossing).
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a. ART
d. NEGA
e
i. MAKE - UP mode
This mode allows the images to be selected in
red, green, blue or yellow colours.
9 DSE
b. MOSAIC
e. MIRROR mode
This mode cuts the picture in half, using a mirror
effect.
h. CINEMA mode
This mode covers the upper/lower portions of
the screen to give a cinematic effect.
CAM
✤
b. MOSAIC mode
This mode gives the images a mosaic effect.
c. SEPIA mode
This mode gives the images a reddish-brown
pigment.
Digital Special Effects
g. EMBOSS
h. CINEMA
/
i
i. MAKE-UP
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DEUTSCH
Advanced Recording
Selecting an effect
1. Set the camcorder to CAM mode.
2. Press the MENU button.
■ The menu list will appear.
CAM MODE
INITIAL
CAMERA
A/V
MEMORY
VIEWER
PROGRAM AE
WHT. BALANCE
D.ZOOM
DIS
DSE SELECT
6. Using MENU SELECTOR, select the DSE mode.
■ Push the MENU SELECTOR to confirm the
DSE mode.
7. To exit, press the MENU button.
PROGRAM AE
WHT. BALANCE
D.ZOOM
DIS
DSE SELECT
■
■
While setting the NIGHT CAPTURE to ON,
the DSE function does not work.
The DSE function will not operate in EASY mode.
CAM MODE
MENU SELECTOR
6.
CAMERA SET
DSE SELECT
ART
MOSAIC
SEPIA
NEGA
MIRROR
BLK&WHT
DSE SELECT
5.
MENU SELECTOR
■
7.
■
■
50
MENU SELECTOR
CAMERA
MENU SELECTOR
4.
OFF
Notes
MENU
■
CAM MODE
CAMERA SET
5. Push the MENU SELECTOR to enter the sub-menu.
CAM
2.
3.
3. Move the MENU SELECTOR to highlight CAMERA
and push the MENU SELECTOR.
4. Select DSE SELECT from the submenu.
1.
DSE
MENU SELECTOR
DSE
MENU
NIGHT CAPTURE
DSE
EASY
ON
DSE
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DEUTSCH
Advanced Recording
● REC MODE
● REC MODE
✤
✤ The REC MODE function works in both CAM and PLAYER
(VP-D200i/D230i/D250i/D270i only) 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 PLAYER mode.
2. Press the MENU button.
■ The menu list will appear.
5. To exit, press the MENU button.
Notes
■
■
■
51
■
■
DVM60
DVM60
1.
REC MODE
PHOTO SEARCH
COPY
AUDIO MODE
12
AUDIO SELECT
WIND CUT
PB DSE
OUT
AV IN/OUT
CAM
2.
MENU
3.
MENU SELECTOR
MENU SELECTOR
4.
CAM MODE
■
REC MODE
PHOTO SEARCH
PHOTO COPY
AUDIO MODE
AUDIO SELECT
WIND CUT
PB DSE
AV IN/OUT
PLAYER
■
A / V SET
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.
When you record a tape in SP and LP modes, or LP mode only, the
playback picture may be distorted or the time code
may not be written properly between scenes.
Record using SP mode for best picture and sound quality.
PLAYER
VP-D200i/
REC MODE
LP long play
SP
60
LP
90
CAM MODE
INITIAL
CAMERA
A/V
MEMORY
VIEWER
3. Move the MENU SELECTOR to highlight A/V and
push the MENU SELECTOR.
4. Select REC MODE from the submenu and push the
MENU SELECTOR.
■ The REC MODE toggles between SP and LP with
each press.
CAM
D230i/D250i/D270i
✤
SP standard play
12
A/V
REC MODE
MENU SELECTOR
REC MODE
SP
LP
SOUND[1]
OUT
5.
MENU
■
■
■
SP
LP
LP
SP
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DEUTSCH
Advanced Recording
● AUDIO MODE
● AUDIO MODE
✤ The AUDIO MODE function works in CAM and PLAYER
(VP-D200i/D230i/D250i/D270i only) modes.
✤ This camcorder records sound in two ways. (12bit, 16bit)
■ 12bit : You can record two 12bit stereo sound tracks.
The original stereo sound can be recorded onto the
MAIN (SOUND1) track.
Additional stereo sound can be dubbed onto the 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.
5. To exit, press the MENU button.
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CAM
D230i/D250i/D270i
12
■
12
■
MAIN
SOUND 1
SUB
SOUND 2
16
1.
CAM
2.
MENU
■
3.
4.
CAM MODE
16
12
16
REC MODE
PHOTO SEARCH
COPY
AUDIO MODE
12
AUDIO SELECT
WIND CUT
PB DSE
AV IN/OUT
OUT
A / V SET
REC MODE
PHOTO SEARCH
PHOTO COPY
AUDIO MODE
AUDIO SELECT
WIND CUT
PB DSE
AV IN/OUT
PLAYER
VP-D200i/
AUDIO MODE
✤
CAM MODE
INITIAL
CAMERA
A/V
MEMORY
VIEWER
3. Move the MENU SELECTOR to highlight A/V and
push the MENU SELECTOR.
4. Select the AUDIO MODE from the menu and
push the MENU SELECTOR.
■ The AUDIO MODE toggles between 12bit-16bit
with each push.
✤
12
MENU SELECTOR
MENU SELECTOR
A/V
AUDIO MODE
MENU SELECTOR
■
AUDIO MODE
12 -16
SOUND[1]
OUT
5.
MENU
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DEUTSCH
Advanced Recording
● WIND CUT
● WIND CUT
✤
✤ The WIND CUT function works in CAM and PLAYER
(VP-D200i/D230i/D250i/D270i only) 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.
5. This feature toggles ON/OFF each time you push the
MENU SELECTOR.
■
is shown in the display when you turn the
WIND CUT on.
-
PLAYER
WIND CUT
1.
REC MODE
PHOTO SEARCH
COPY
AUDIO MODE
12
AUDIO SELECT
WIND CUT
PB DSE
AV IN/OUT
OUT
CAM MODE
CAM
2.
MENU
■
3.
MENU SELECTOR
MENU SELECTOR
4.
A / V SET
REC MODE
PHOTO SEARCH
PHOTO COPY
AUDIO MODE
AUDIO SELECT
WIND CUT
PB DSE
AV IN/OUT
VP-D200i/
WIND CUT
CAM MODE
INITIAL
CAMERA
A/V
MEMORY
VIEWER
3. Move the MENU SELECTOR to highlight A/V and
push the MENU SELECTOR.
4. Select WIND CUT from submenu.
CAM
D230i/D250i/D270i
✤ WIND CUT
A/V
WIND CUT
5.
12
SOUND[1]
■
MENU SELECTOR
ON/OFF
/
WIND CUT
OUT
6.
6. To exit, press the MENU button.
MENU
Notes
■
■
53
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.
■
■
WIND CUT
WIND CUT
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DEUTSCH
Advanced Recording
● DATE/TIME
● DATE/TIME
1. Press the MENU button.
■ The menu list will appear.
2. Move the MENU SELECTOR to highlight VIEWER
and push the MENU SELECTOR.
3. Move the MENU SELECTOR to highlight DATE/TIME.
4. Push the MENU SELECTOR to select the sub-menu.
5. Using the MENU SELECTOR, select the DATE/TIME
mode.
■ You can choose to display - the OFF, DATE, TIME,
DATE/TIME
- OFF
- DATE only
- TIME only
- DATE & TIME
■ To return to the previous menu, highlight the
DATE/TIME in the middle of the menu list and
push the MENU SELECTOR.
6. To exit, press the MENU button.
Notes
■
■
■
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/
✤
✤ The DATE/TIME function works in CAM, PLAYER, M.REC and
M.PLAY modes.
✤ The date and time are automatically recorded on a special data area of
the tape.
CAM
M.PLAY
✤ DATE/TIME
PLAYER
/
/
1.
CAM MODE
INITIAL
CAMERA
A/V
MEMORY
VIEWER
M.REC
DATE/TIME
MENU
■
2.
LCD ADJUST
DATE / TIME
TV DISPLAY
CAM MODE
MENU SELECTOR
MENU SELECTOR
VIEWER
3.
MENU SELECTOR
DATE/TIME
/
4.
MENU SELECTOR
5.
MENU SELECTOR
DATE/TIME
/
■
VIEWER SET
OFF
DATE
DATE/TIME
/
TIME
LCD ADJUST
DATE / TIME
TV DISPLAY
-
OFF
DATE
TIME
DATE TIME
■
CAM MODE
DATE/TIME
/
MENU SELECTOR
VIEWER SET
6.
DATE / TIME
DATE
TIME
DATE&TIME
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 lithium battery becomes weak or dead.
Before you use the DATE/TIME function, you must set the Clock.
See CLOCK SET on page 38.
■
MENU
DATE/TIME
DISPLAY
■
/
DATE/TIME
/
/
--■
DATE/TIME
/
38
CLOCK SET
DATE/TIME
/
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DEUTSCH
Advanced Recording
● TV DISPLAY
● TV DISPLAY
✤ The TV DISPLAY function works in CAM, PLAYER, M.REC and
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, View Finder and TV.
■ Use the DISPLAY button located at the left side of the
camcorder to turn ON/OFF all of the OSD displayed on the
LCD/View Finder/TV.
✤
CAM
M.PLAY
✤
PLAYER
OSD
■
■
OFF
ON
Viewfinder
■
DISPLAY
/Viewfinder/
1. Set the camcorder to CAM, PLAYER, M.REC and
M.PLAY mode.
2. Press the MENU button.
■ The menu list will appear.
CAM MODE
INITIAL
CAMERA
A/V
MEMORY
VIEWER
LCD ADJUST
DATE / TIME
TV DISPLAY
M.REC
TV DISPLAY TV
OSD
1.
CAM
PLAYER
M.PLAY
M.REC
2.
MENU
■
3. Move the MENU SELECTOR to highlight VIEWER
and push the MENU SELECTOR.
3.
CAM MODE
4. Select the TV DISPLAY mode in list, push the MENU
SELECTOR.
■ The DISPLAY mode switches between ON/OFF
with each push.
VIEWER SET
LCD ADJUST
DATE / TIME
TV DISPLAY
MENU SELECTOR
VIEWER
4.
■
5. To exit, press the MENU button.
5.
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MENU SELECTOR
TV DISPLAY
MENU SELECTOR
DISPLAY
ON/OFF
/
MENU
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DEUTSCH
Advanced Recording
Using Quick Menu(Navigation Menu)
✤ Quick menu is available only in CAM and M.REC mode.
✤ Quick menu is used to adjust camera functions by simply using the
MENU SELECTOR button.
This feature is useful for when you want to make simple adjustments
without having to access the menus and submenus.
■ DATE/TIME (see page 54)
- Each time you select DATE/TIME and push the
MENU SELECTOR, it will be displayed in the order
of DATE - TIME - DATE/TIME - OFF.
CAM
M.REC
MENU SELECTOR
■ DATE/TIME
/
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DATE/TIME
MENU SELECTOR
DATE-TIME-DATE/TIME-OFF
/
-
MIRROR
■ WL.REMOTE (
)
(VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i) only)
- Each time you select WL.REMOTE and push the
MENU SELECTOR, the WL.REMOTE is switched to either
enabled (
) or disabled (
).
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✤
✤
10:00
10 . J A N . 2 0 0 3
/
-
-
■ WL.REMOTE
(
)
VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i))
WL.REMOTE
MENU
SELECTOR
WL.REMOTE
■ DIS (
)
- Each time you select DIS and push the MENU SELECTOR,
the DIS icon is displayed or set to OFF.
■ DIS
-
■ DSE (Digital Special Effect) (see page 49)
- Each time you select DSE and push the MENU SELECTOR, 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.
■ DSE
-
■ PROGRAM AE (see page 43)
- Each time you select PROGRAM AE and push the MENU
SELECTOR, 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.
■ PROGRAM AE
PROGRAM AE
SELECTOR
AUTO
PROGRAM AE
PROGRAM AE
(
DIS
DIS
DSE
DSE
DSE
)
MENU SELECTOR
OFF
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MENU SELECTOR
OFF
On
Off
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MENU
PROGRAM AE
AUTO
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DEUTSCH
Advanced Recording
■ WHT. BALANCE (see page 45)
- Each time you select WHT. BALANCE and push the MENU
SELECTOR, 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.
■ FOCUS (Manual Focus/Auto Focus) (see page 61)
- Each time you select FOCUS and push the MENU SELECTOR, the
FOCUS is switched to either Manual Focus (MF) or Auto Focus
(
).
■ SHUTTER SPEED & EXPOSURE
- You can set values for SHUTTER SPEED and EXPOSURE by
selecting (
) icon and pushing the MENU SELECTOR.
For more information, see the next chapter.
■ WHT.BALANCE
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WHT.BALANCE
SELECTOR
WHT.BALANCE
PROGRAM AE
WHT.BALANCE
■ FOCUS
-
/
MENU
AUTO
AUTO
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MENU SELECTOR
MF
FOCUS
FOCUS
■ SHTTER SPEED & EXPOSURE
MENU SELECTOR
Setting the Quick menu
1. Set the camcorder to CAM mode.
1.
2. Move the MENU SELECTOR to select a function you
want and then push the MENU SELECTOR to change
the values.
2.
CAM
MENU SELECTOR
MENU SELECTOR
Notes
■
■
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Quick menu function will not
operate in EASY mode.
If you are using the M.FOCUS(MF)
function, you cannot use the
Quick menu.
If you want to use the Quick menu
function, release the M.FOCUS(MF)
mode.
DIS
■
STBY
DSE
MIRROR
0:00:00
PROGRAM AE
EASY
■
MF
WHT. BALANCE
FOCUS
SHUTTTER
EXPOSURE
WL.REMOTE
SHUTTER
EXPOSURE
10:00
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DATE/TIME
MF
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Advanced Recording
SHUTTER SPEED & EXPOSURE
✤ You can set SHUTTER SPEED only in CAM mode.
✤ The EXPOSURE function works in both CAM and M.REC modes.
✤ 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. Move the MENU SELECTOR until you see icon (
) on, and then push
the MENU SELECTOR.
■ You see a screen on which you can select SHUTTER SPEED and
EXPOSURE.
■ Move the MENU SELECTOR to select the item you want and then push
the MENU SELECTOR.
■ 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.
3. To exit from the setting screen, select the icon (
) and push the MENU
SELECTOR.
SHUTTER SPEED & EXPOSURE
✤
✤
✤
✤
1.
2.
■
■
■
■
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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 Autoexposure option is selected, manual changes are applied first.
The image may not seem as smooth when a high shutter speed is set.
The camcorder returns to the auto shutter setting and auto exposure setting
when you set the NIGHT CAPTURE to ON, or change to the EASY, SLOW
SHUTTER modes.
When recording with a SHUTTER SPEED of 1/1000 or higher, make sure
the sun is not shining into the lens.
/
CAM
MENU SELECTOR
MENU SELECTOR
■
■
■
3.
✤
✤
✤
✤ 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
■
M.REC
■
Recommended Shutter speeds when recording
Notes
CAM
CAM
MENU SELECTOR
MENU
SELECTOR
1/50, 1/120 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000,
1/4000 1/10000
00 29
MENU SELECTOR
1/2000 1/4000
1/1000 1/250
1/120
■
■
■
■
NIGHT CAPTURE
, SLOW SHUTTER
■
SHUTTER SPEED
ON
EASY
1/1000
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Advanced Recording
SLOW SHUTTER (Low Shutter Speed)
✤ The SLOW SHUTTER function works in CAM mode only.
✤ The shutter speed can be controlled, allowing you to record slow
moving objects.
SLOW SHUTTER
✤
CAM
SLOW SHUTTER
✤
1. Set the power switch to CAM mode.
1.
2. Press the SLOW SHUTTER button.
SLOW
SHUTTER
3. Each time you press the SLOW SHUTTER button,
SHUTTER SPEED is changed to 1/25, 1/13, 1/6, off.
CAM
2.
3.
SLOW SHUTTER
SLOW SHUTTER
SHUTTER SPEED
1/13 1/6 off
1/25
4. To exit, press the SLOW SHUTTER button.
4.
SLOW SHUTTER
Notes
■
■
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When using "SLOW SHUTTER" the image takes on a slow motion like
effect.
The SLOW SHUTTER function will not operate in EASY mode.
■
■
SLOW SHUTTER
SLOW SHUTTER
EASY
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Advanced Recording
EASY Mode (for Beginners)
EASY
✤ The EASY mode allows a beginner to easily make good recordings.
■ The EASY mode only operates in CAM 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 DIS (
) will be displayed.
■ The word “EASY.Q” will appear on the LCD at
the same time.
EASY
However, the DATE/TIME will only be seen if it has
been previously set. (see page 54)
3. Press START/STOP to start recording.
■ Recording will begin using the basic automatic
settings.
4. Pressing the EASY button again in the STBY mode and
then turns the EASY mode off.
■ The EASY function will not turn off when you have recording.
■ The camera will return to the settings that were set prior to
activating EASY mode.
✤ EASY
■
CAM
EASY
1.
2.
EASY
MULTI
CAM
EASY
■
■
STBY
DATE/TIME
EASY.Q
/
DIS
0:00:00
5 5 min
DATE/TIME
DATE/TIME
10:00
54
START/STOP
3.
/
/
/
■
10.JAN.2003
4.
STBY
■
EASY
EASY
EASY
■
Notes
■
■
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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.
■
■
EASY
BLC
-
MENU
MF/AF
/
EASY
EASY
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Advanced Recording
MF/AF (Manual Focus/Auto Focus)
MF/AF Manual Focus/Auto Focus
✤ The MF/AF function works in CAM, 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
a
conditions that make automatic
focusing difficult and/or unreliable.
✤
CAM
M.REC
AF/MF
/
✤
✤
b
Auto Focusing
✤ If you are inexperienced in the use of
camcorders, we recommend that you make
use of Auto Focus.
c
d
✤
1. Set the power switch to CAM mode.
2. Move the MENU SELECTOR up or down until
the FOCUS is highlighted and then push the
MENU SELECTOR.
■ M. FOCUS(MF) will display.
3. Move the MENU SELECTOR up or down
until the object is in focus.
■ Zoom out a little if focusing is difficult.
4. To return to AF (Auto Focus:
),
push the MENU SELECTOR again.
2
b.
c.
d.
ME
a.
BLC
VOL/MF
b.
c.
d.
1
TAPE
EJECT
FWD
SEARC
GE
a.
,
✤
Manual Focusing
✤ In the following cases you may obtain better
results by adjusting the focus manually.
A picture containing several objects, some
close to the camcorder, others further away.
A person enveloped in fog or surrounded by snow.
Very shiny or glossy surfaces like a car.
People or objects moving constantly or quickly
like an athlete or a crowd.
/
3
STBY
0:00:00
5 3 min
M. FOCUS
1.
2.
CAM
MENU SELECTOR
FOCUS
SELECTOR
■
M.FOCUS(MF)
3.
MENU SELECTOR
MENU
■
MF
20:00
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4.
AF
MENU SELECTOR
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Advanced Recording
BLC (Back Light Compensation)
BLC
✤ BLC works in CAM/M.REC mode.
* BLC
✤ 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.
Back Light Compensation
✤
* BLC
CAM
M.REC
BLC
✤
■
■
■
■
■
MENU
1. Set the power switch to CAM mode.
2. Press the BLC button.
■ Normal - BLC - Normal
■ BLC enhances the subject.
1.
FADE
S.SHOW
2.
BLC
VOL/MF
CAM
■
TAPE
EJECT
BLC
Normal - BLC - Normal
■
FWD
E
SEARCH
Notes
■
■
While setting the NIGHT CAPTURE to ON, the BLC function does not
work.
The BLC function will not operate in EASY mode.
■
■
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NIGHT CAPTURE
EASY
ON
-
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Advanced Recording
Fade In and Out
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.
✤
✤
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).
To Stop Recording
(use FADE IN / FADE OUT)
FADE
S.SHOW
FADE
FADE
STBY
0:00:00
1.
FADE
BLC
➔
FADE
S.SHOW
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.
➔
CAM
➔
REC
0:00:15
2.
START/STOP
FADE
REC
0:00:15
/
FADE IN/FADE OUT
3.
FADE
BLC
➔
STBY
0:00:20
4.
START/STOP
/
a. FADE OUT
a. FADE OUT
(Approx. 4 seconds)
a. FADE OUT
4
b. FADE IN
(Approx. 4 seconds)
b. FADE IN
4
b. FADE IN
FADE
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Advanced Recording
Audio dubbing
(VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i) only)
✤ The AUDIO DUBBING function only works in PLAYER 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.
Audio dubbing
VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i)
✤
✤
AUDIO DUBBING
12
✤
✤
1.
PLAYER
■
■
A/V
AV
AV
2.
AV
VP-D230i/D250i/D270i
MENU
MENU
A/V
SELECTOR
MENU SELECTOR
MENU SELECTOR
AV IN/OUT
MENU SELECTOR
AV IN/OUT
AV
PLAY/STILL
/
3.
PLAY/STILL
4.
/
A.DUB
■
■
MENU
Dubbing sound
1. Set the camcorder to PLAYER 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 AUDIO/VIDEO cable
into the AV Jack at the right side of the camcorder.
(VP-D230i/D250i/D270i only)
- Press the MENU button, move the MENU
Audio (L)
Audio (R)
SELECTOR to highlight A/V and push the
MENU SELECTOR.
AV IN
- Move the MENU SELECTOR to highlight AV
IN/OUT and push the MENU SELECTOR to
select AV IN/OUT.
(VP-D230i/D250i/D270i only)
- Push the MENU SELECTOR to select AV IN.
2. Press the
(PLAY/STILL) button and find
the timeframe of the scene to be dubbed.
3. Press the
(PLAY/STILL) button to pause
the scene.
FADE
4. Press the A.DUB button on the Remote Control.
S.SHOW
■ A.DUB will be displayed on the LCD.
■ The camcorder is in a ready-to-dub state for
BLC
dubbing.
5. Press the
(PLAY/STILL) button to start
TAPE
dubbing.
■ Press the
(STOP) button to stop the dubbing.
Notes
■
■ You can not use the audio dubbing function while playing a write protected
■
video tape.
■ You must use the external microphone jack size of below 11.5ø.
■
■ 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.
(
(VP-D230i/D250i/D270i only)
■
■ You can not dub sound on a pre-recorded tape in LP mode or 16 bit mode.
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/MF
SP
A.DUB
5.
PLAY/STILL
■
11.5
External A/V
VP-D230i/D250i/D270i)
LP
16bit
/
STOP
A/V
AV
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Advanced Recording
Dubbed audio Playback
1. Insert the dubbed tape and press MENU button.
1.
PLAYER MODE
MENU
A / V SET
2. Move the MENU SELECTOR to highlight A/V.
3. Push the MENU SELECTOR to enter the sub-menu.
4. Use the MENU SELECTOR to select AUDIO SELECT
from the submenu.
REC MODE
PHOTO SEARCH
PHOTO COPY
AUDIO MODE
AUDIO SELECT
WIND CUT
PB DSE
AV IN/OUT
12
SOUND[1]
2.
MENU SELECTOR
3.
MENU SELECTOR
4.
MENU SELECTOR
AUDIO SELECT
OUT
PLAYER MODE
5. Push the MENU SELECTOR to enter the sub-menu.
A/V
A / V SET
5.
AUDIO SELECT
SOUND [ 1 ]
6. Using the MENU SELECTOR, select the AUDIO
SOUND [ 2 ]
MIX [ 1 + 2 ]
playback channel.
■ Push the MENU SELECTOR 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.
MENU SELECTOR
6.
■
MENU SELECTOR
AUDIO
MENU SELECTOR
- SOUND1
1
- SOUND2
2
- MIX 1+2
1+2
1 2
7. To exit, press the MENU button.
8. Press the
7.
MENU
8.
PLAY/STILL
(PLAY/STILL) button to playback the dubbed tape.
/
Note
When you playback added sound (SOUND2 or MIX mode), you may
experience a loss of sound quality.
SOUND2 MIX
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Advanced Recording
PHOTO Image Recording
1. Press the PHOTO button and hold it.
■ The still picture appears on the LCD monitor.
■ If you do not wish to record, release the button.
1.
PHOTO
■
■
PHOTO
2. Reless the PHOTO button and press the PHOTO button
again in 2 seconds.
■ The still picture is recorded for about 6~7 seconds.
2.
3. After the PHOTO has been recorded, the camcorder returns to STBY
mode.
3.
PHOTO
■
2
6-7
STBY
Searching for a PHOTO picture
✤ The PHOTO SEARCH works in PLAYER mode only.
1. Press the MENU button.
■ The MENU list will appear.
2. Move the MENU SELECTOR to highlight A/V.
3. Push the MENU SELECTOR to enter the sub-menu.
4. Select PHOTO SEARCH from the sub-menu and
push the MENU SELECTOR.
■ Or press the PHOTO SEARCH button on the remote
control. (VP-D230(i)/250(i)/270(i) only)
✤
PLAYER
1.
PLAYER MODE
INITIAL
CAMERA
A/V
MEMORY
VIEWER
6. To exit, press the
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MENU
■
REC MODE
PHOTO SEARCH
COPY
AUDIO MODE
12
AUDIO SELECT
WIND CUT
PB DSE
OUT
AV IN/OUT
2.
MENU SELECTOR
3.
MENU SELECTOR
4.
PHOTO SEARCH
MENU SELECTOR
PLAYER MODE
A / V SET
5. Search the PHOTO using the
(FF) 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.
PHOTO SEARCH
REC MODE
PHOTO SEARCH
PHOTO COPY
AUDIO MODE
AUDIO SELECT
WIND CUT
PB DSE
AV IN/OUT
A/V
■
VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i)
12
SOUND[1]
5.
FF
REW
OUT
■
■
(STOP) button.
6.
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Advanced Recording
NIGHT CAPTURE (0 lux recording)
NIGHT CAPTURE
✤ The NIGHT CAPTURE function works in CAM/
M.REC mode.
✤ The NIGHT CAPTURE function enables you to record
a subject in darkness.
0
✤
CAM
M.REC
NIGHT CAPTURE
✤ NIGHT CAPTURE
NIGHT CAPTURE
ON
OFF
1. Set the camcorder to CAM mode.
1.
2. Slide the NIGHT CAPTURE switch to ON.
■
(NIGHT CAPTURE indicator) appears on the
LCD monitor.
■ The infrared(invisible rays) light is turned on
automatically.
CAM
2.
NIGHT CAPTURE
ON
STBY
0:00:00
■
6 0 min
■
NIGHT CAPTURE
3.
3. To cancel the NIGHT CAPTURE function, slide the
NIGHT CAPTURE switch to OFF.
NIGHT CAPTURE
NIGHT CAPTURE
OFF
Notes
■
■
■
■
■
The maximum recording distance using the infrared light is about 3 m
(about 10 feet).
If you use the NIGHT CAPTURE function in normal recording
situations (ex. outdoors by day), the recorded picture may be tinted
green.
In the NIGHT CAPTURE mode, certain functions are not available,
such as White Balance, Program AE, DSE, BLC.
If focusing is difficult with the auto focus mode when using the NIGHT
CAPTURE function, focus manually.
Do not cover the Infrared Light with the hand.
■
3
10
■
■
Program AE
White Balance
DSE
BLC
■
NIGHT CAPTURE
■
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Advanced Recording
POWER NIGHT CAPTURE
POWER NIGHT CAPTURE
✤ The POWER NIGHT CAPTURE function works in CAM mode.
✤ The POWER NIGHT CAPTURE function can record a subject more
brightly in darkness than the NIGHT CAPTURE function.
✤ A POWER NIGHT CAPTURE is displayed for three seconds by LCD
if you press a SLOW SHUTTER button in state that a NIGHT
CAPTURE switch is turned on.
✤ When you work in POWER NIGHT CAPTURE mode, POWER
NIGHT CAPTURE icon appears on the LCD continuously.
✤
✤
✤
✤
CAM
POWER NIGHT CAPTURE
POWER NIGHT CAPTURE
NIGHT CAPTURE
NIGHT CAPTURE
SLOW SHUTTER
POWER NIGHT CAPTURE
POWER NIGHT CAPTURE
CAPTURE
POWER NIGHT
1. Set the camcorder to CAM mode.
2. Turn on the NIGHT CAPTURE switch, and then press
the SLOW SHUTTER button.
NIGHT CAPTURE
ON
OFF
3. Press the SLOW SHUTTER button to set shutter speed.
The SLOW SHUTTER function enables you to record a
subject more brightly.
CAM
NIGHT CAPTURE
SLOW SHUTTER
3.
SLOW SHUTTER
SLOW SHUTTER
4. When using POWER NIGHT CAPTURE the image
takes on a slow motion like effect.
4.
5. To cancel the POWER NIGHT CAPTURE function,
press the SLOW SHUTTER button to set to “off ” and
then turn off the NIGHT CAPTURE switch.
5.
POWER NIGHT CAPTURE
■
■
■
■
The maximum recording distance using the infrared light is about 3 m
(about 10 feet).
If you use the POWER NIGHT CAPTURE function in normal
recording situations (ex. outdoors by day), the recorded picture may
contain unnatural colours.
In the POWER NIGHT CAPTURE mode, certain functions are not
available, such as White Balance, Program AE, DSE, BLC.
When the subject is too bright, press the SLOW SHUTTER button
(1/25 ➝ 1/6) to obtain better quality recordings.
POWER NIGHT CAPTURE
POWER NIGHT CAPTURE
SLOW SHUTTER
off
NIGHT CAPTURE
12:00
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1.
2.
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■
3
10
■
■
Program AE
White Balance
DSE
BLC
■
SLOW SHUTTER
1/25 1/6
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Advanced Recording
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.
1
2
2. Downward recording.
1.
2.
Making a recording with a top view of the
LCD screen.
3.
3. Upward recording.
3
Making a recording viewing the LCD screen
from below.
4
4.
4. Self recording.
Making a recording viewing the LCD screen
from the front.
5
5.
■
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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Playback
Tape Playback
✤ The playback function works in PLAYER mode only.
✤
Playback on the LCD
✤ It is practical to view a tape using the LCD when 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.
Connecting to a TV which has Audio/Video input jacks
1. Connect the camcorder and TV with the
Audio input
Video input(left)-White
AUDIO/VIDEO cable.
Yellow
TV
■ The yellow plug : Video
■ The white plug : Audio(L)
■ The red plug : Audio(R)
- 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 SCART adapter (optional).
2. Set the power switch on the camcorder to PLAYER 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.
PLAYER
✤
✤
A/V
1.
Audio input
(right)-Red
AV
■
■
■
Camcorder
Video
Audio L
Audio R
-
S-VIDEO input
Video
S-VIDEO
Audio L
A/V
✤
2.
SCART
PLAYER
3.
TV/VIDEO
VIDEO
■
4.
Notes
■
■
■
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You may use the S-VIDEO plug to obtain better quality pictures if you
have a S-VIDEO connector on your TV.
Even if you use a S-VIDEO plug, you need to connect an audio cable.
If you connect the cable to the AV Jack, you will not hear sound from
the speakers of CAMCORDER.
■
■
■
S-VIDEO
S-VIDEO
AV
S-VIDEO
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Playback
Connecting to a TV which has no Audio and Video input jacks
✤
✤ You can connect your camcorder to a TV through a VCR.
1. Connect the camcorder and VCR with the
VCR
AUDIO/VIDEO cable.
■ The yellow plug : Video
■ The white plug : Audio(L)
■ The red plug : Audio(R)
TV
2. Connect a TV to the VCR.
3. Set the power switch on the camcorder to
ANTENNA
PLAYER 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.
1.
VIDEO
AUDIO(L)
AUDIO(R)
/
S-VIDEO
■
S-VIDEO
■
Video
Audio L
Audio R
■
A/V
CAMCORDER
2.
3.
PLAYER
4.
■
LINE
■
5.
Playback
1.
2.
3.
4.
✤ You can play the recorded tape in PLAYER
mode.
Connect a power source and set the power switch
to PLAYER mode.
Insert the tape you wish to play back.
Using the
(FF) and
(REW) buttons,
find the first position you wish to play back.
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.
Note
■
✤
PLAYER
1.
PLAYER
2.
3.
4.
FF
PLAY/STILL
REW
/
■
■
■
SP/LP
/
The playback mode (SP/LP) is selected automatically.
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Playback
Various Functions while in PLAYER mode
PLAYER
✤ The PLAY/STILL, STOP, FF, 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. (VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i) 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.
✤
PLAY/STILL
FF
/
STOP
REW
✤
F.ADV
X2
VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i)]
[
SLOW
✤
5
Playback pause
MENU
✤ Press the
(PLAY/STILL) button during
Playback.
✤ To resume playback, press the
(PLAY/STILL)
button.
PLAY/STILL
/
✤
PLAY/STILL
VOL/MF
BLC
Picture search (Forward/Reverse)
/
TAPE
EJECT
/
FWD
SEARCH
CHARGE
✤ Press the
(FF) or
(REW) buttons during
Playback or Still mode.
To resume normal playback,
press the
(PLAY/STILL) button.
✤ Keep pressing
(FF) or (REW) buttons during
Playback or Still mode. To resume normal playback,
release the button.
✤
FADE
S.SHOW
REV
✤
FF
REW
PLAY/STILL
/
✤
FF
REW
Slow playback (Forward/Reverse)
(VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i) only)
✤ 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
(_) button during Forward Slow Play back.
■ To resume forward slow playback, press the
(+) button.
■ To resume normal playback, press the
(PLAY/STILL) button.
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/
[
VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i)]
✤
■
SLOW
■
PLAY/STILL
/
PLAY/STILL
/
✤
■
■
■
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Playback
[
Frame advance (To play back frame by frame)
(VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i) only)
●
● 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.
✤ Forward frame advance
■ Press the F.ADV button on the remote control in
Still mode.
✤ Reverse frame advance
■ Press
(_) the button on the remote control to
change the direction in F.ADV mode.
■ Press the F.ADV button on the remote control.
X2 Playback (Forward/Reverse ) (VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i) only)
VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i)]
Still
F.ADV
F.ADV
PLAY/STILL
●
/
✤
■
F.ADV
✤
■
F.ADV
■
X2
/
✤
✤ Forward X2 Playback
■ Press the X2 button on the Remote Control during Playback.
■ To resume normal playback, press the
(PLAY/STILL) button.
✤ Reverse X2 Playback
■ Press
(_) the button during during Forward X2 Playback
■ To resume normal playback, press the
(PLAY/STILL) button.
[
F.ADV
VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i)]
X2
■
X2
■
PLAY/STILL
✤
/
X2
■
X2
■
PLAY/STILL
/
Reverse playback (VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i) only)
✤ To playback in reverse at normal speed, press the
(_) button during
normal forward playback.
✤ Press the
(PLAY/STILL) or
(+) button to return to normal
forward playback.
[
✤
✤
VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i)]
(PLAY/STILL)
/
+
Notes
■
■
Mosaic shaped distortion may appear on the screen while in some of the
various playback modes.
- Mosaic shaped distortion or noise may be experienced when you play
back tapes recorded in LP which contain various playback functions.
Sound will only be heard during normal SP or LP playback.
■
■
LP
SP
LP
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Playback
ZERO MEMORY (VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i) only)
✤ The ZERO MEMORY function works in both CAM and PLAYER
modes.
✤ You can mark a point on a tape that you want to return to following
playback.
ZERO MEMORY
✤
CAM
ZERO MEMORY
[
VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i)]
PLAYER
✤
1.
1. Press the ZERO MEMORY button on the remote control before the
recording or during the playback at the point you wish to return.
■ 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
PLAYER and press the
(REW) button.
- The tape stops automatically when it reaches the zero position.
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
■
■
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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.
ZERO MEMORY
■
M 0:00:00
■
ZERO MEMORY
2.
■
■
PLAYER
REW
-
M
3.
■
■
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Playback
PB DSE (Playback Digital Special Effects)
PB DSE
✤ The PB DSE function works in PLAYER mode.
✤
PLAYER
✤ The PB DSE function enables you to apply Digital Special Effect (DSE)
to tape playback or still images.
✤ PB DSE
1. Set the camcorder to the PLAYER mode and then
Playback a tape.
2. Press the MENU button and move the
MENU SELECTOR to highlight A/V.
REC MODE
PHOTO SEARCH
COPY
AUDIO MODE
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AUDIO SELECT
WIND CUT
PB DSE
OUT
AV IN/OUT
3. Push the MENU SELECTOR to enter the sub-menu.
PLAYER MODE
4. Select PB DSE from the sub-menu and push the
MENU SELECTOR.
5. Push the MENU SELECTOR to enter the sub-menu.
6. Select PB DSE item (off, mirror, mosaic) from the submenu and push the MENU SELECTOR.
REC MODE
PHOTO SEARCH
PHOTO COPY
AUDIO MODE
AUDIO SELECT
WIND CUT
PB DSE
AV IN/OUT
8. To cancel the PB DSE function, set the PB DSE to off or press the
STOP button.
2.
PLAYER
MENU
SELECTOR
3.
12
MENU
A/V
MENU SELECTOR
4.
A / V SET
7. To exit, press the MENU button.
DSE
1.
PLAYER MODE
INITIAL
CAMERA
A/V
MEMORY
VIEWER
PB DSE
PB DSE
MENU SELECTOR
5.
MENU SELECTOR
SOUND[1]
OUT
6.
off
7.
8.
PB DSE
mirror
MENU SELECTOR
mosaic
MENU
PB DSE
PB DSE
STOP
Notes
■
■
You cannot apply the PB DSE function to the pictures which are being
input from the external.
Once you modify an image using the PB DSE function, it cannot be
imported to your PC from the camcorder’s DV jack.
■
■
PB DSE
PB DSE
DV
PC
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Playback
PB ZOOM
PB ZOOM
✤ The PB ZOOM function works in PLAYER mode.
✤ The PB ZOOM function enables you to magnify playback or still
image.
✤
PLAYER
PB ZOOM
✤ PB ZOOM
1. Press the PB ZOOM button in playback mode or in
playback still mode
1.
PB
2. The image is magnified starting from the center of
image and the four arrows which allows you to move
the image in the four directions appear.
ZOOM
PB ZOOM
2.
3.
1.2x 8.0x
3. You can zoom in from 1.2x to 8.0x by moving the zoom
lever.
W
4. You can move the image in the arrow directions using
the MENU SELECTOR.
4.
MENU SELECTOR
T
5.
VOL/MF
BLC
ARGE
6. To cancel the PB ZOOM function,
press the PB ZOOM or STOP button.
Notes
■
■
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You cannot apply the PB ZOOM function to the pictures which are
being input from an external video source.
The PB ZOOM image cannot be imported to your PC from the
camcorder’s DV jack.
MENU SELECTOR
MENU
5. You can change the arrow direction(vertical, horizontal)
to move the image by pushing the MENU SELECTOR.
6.
PB ZOOM
PB
ZOOM
TAPE
EJECT
STOP
■
■
PB
ZOOM
PB ZOOM
DV
PC
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Recording in PLAYER mode (VP-D200i/D230i/D250i/D270i only)
VP-D200i/D230i/D250i/D270i
Recording in PLAYER mode
PLAYER
✤ You can use this camcorder as a recorder.
✤ You can record a tape from VCR or TV.
1. Connect the camcorder and VCR or TV with the
AUDIO/VIDEO cable.
2. Set the power switch of the camcorder to PLAYER
mode.
3. Turn on the VCR or TV.
4. Insert the blank tape with protection tab closed into
the camcorder.
■ If you want to record from a connected VCR,
ANTENNA
insert a recorded VHS tape into the VCR.
5. Push the MENU button, move the MENU SELECTOR to
highlight A/V and push the MENU SELECTOR.
6. Move the MENU SELECTOR to highlight AV IN/OUT and
push the MENU SELECTOR to select AV IN/OUT.
7. Push the MENU SELECTOR to select AV IN.
■ “AV IN” and picture appear on the LCD monitor.
8. Press the START/STOP button to set the camcorder to
REC PAUSE mode.
■ “PAUSE” on the LCD monitor.
9. Select the TV program or playback the VHS tape.
10. Press START/STOP button to start recording.
■ If you want to pause recording for a while, press the
START/STOP button again.
11. To stop recording, press the
(STOP) button.
✤
✤
VCR
S-VIDEO
■
AV
PLAYER
3.
4.
S-VIDEO
A/V
TV
■
VHS
MENU
SELECTOR
MENU SELECTOR
6.
MENU SELECTOR
IN/OUT
MENU SELECTOR
AV IN /OUT
7.
AV
■
AV IN
CAMCORDER
5.
MENU
A/V
AV
LCD
PLAYER MODE
■
A / V SET
REC MODE
PHOTO SEARCH
PHOTO COPY
AUDIO MODE
AUDIO SELECT
WIND CUT
PB DSE
AV IN/OUT
Notes
■
1.
2.
VIDEO
AUDIO(L)
AUDIO(R)
When you record the images being played back on analog VCR, if they are
not being played back in normal speed, (for example, more than double
speed or slow playback), only gray image appears on the camcorder.
If you want to see the camcorder picture with a TV set AV IN/OUT menu to
OUT.
12
SOUND[1]
IN
8. START/STOP
/
REC PAUSE
■
PAUSE
9.
VHS
10.
START/STOP
/
■
START/STOP
STOP
11.
/
■
■
AV IN/OUT
OUT
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IEEE 1394 Data Transfer
IEEE 1394
Transferring IEEE1394 (i.LINK)-DV standard data connections
IEEE 1394
i.LINK
DV
DV
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.
DV
■
DV
DV
DV
!!!
DV
6
4
4
✤
Connecting to a PC
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.
✤
PC
PC
✤
IEEE 1394
PC
Notes
■
■
■
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When you transmit data from the camcorder to another DV device,
some functions may not work.
If this occurs, please reconnect the DV cable or turn the power OFF and
ON again.
When you transmit data from the camcorder to PC, PC function button
is not available in M.PLAY mode.
Do not use the PC CAMERA and IEEE1394 together at the same time.
This will shut off IEEE1394.
■
DV
DV
■
■
M.PLAY
PC
PC
IEEE1394
IEEE1394
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IEEE 1394 Data Transfer
● System requirements
■
■
■
■
CPU : faster Intel Pentium III™ 450Mhz compatible.
Operating system : Windows® 98SE, ME, XP, Mac OS (9.1~10.2)
Main memory : more than 64 MB RAM
IEEE1394 add-on card or built in IEEE1394 card
®
IEEE 1394
●
■
■
■
■
CPU Intel® Pentium III™ 450Mhz
Windows® 98SE, ME, XP, Mac OS (9.1~10.2)
64 MB RAM
IEEE1394
IEEE 1394
Recording with a DV connection cable
(VP-D200i/D230i/D250i/D270i only)
1. Set the power switch to PLAYER 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.
DV
VP-D200i/D230i/D250i/D270i
1.
2.
PLAYER
DV
DV
/
DV
DV
/
■
3.
■
4.
5.
START/STOP
REC PAUSE
PAUSE
OSD
DV
START/STOP
/
■
6.
DV IN
/
START/STOP
/
STOP
Notes
■
■
When using this camcorder as a recorder, the pictures that appear on a
monitor may seem uneven, however recorded pictures will not be
affected.
Operations are not guaranteed for all the recommanded computer
environments mentioned above.
■
■
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USB interface (VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i) only) USB
● Transferring a Digital Image through a USB Connection
●
VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i)]
USB
✤
✤ You can easily transfer a still image from a MEMORY STICK 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,
DVC Media 5.1, WindowsMedia Player9.0, DirectX 9.0a) supplied
with the camcorder.
[
✤
✤
USB
PC
USB
PC
PC
Driver,
DVC Media 5.1, WindowsMedia Player9.0, DirectX 9.0a
System Requirements
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
CPU: Intel® Pentium III™ 450 processor
compatible or better
Operating system: Windows® 98SE/ME/
2000/XP
RAM: 128 MB or more
CD-ROM: 4x CD-ROM drive
VIDEO: 65,000-colour or better video display
card
Available USB port (V1.1)
Hard Disc: 4GB (8GB recommended)
■
■
■
■
■
■
CPU : Intel® Pentium
III™
450 MHz
CPU
Windows® 98SE/ME/2000/XP
RAM : 128 MB
CD-ROM: 4x CD-ROM
65,000
USB
(V1.1)
4GB
8GB
Notes
■
■
■
■
80
Intel® Pentium III™ is a trademark of the Intel Corporation.
Windows® is a registered trademark of the Microsoft® Corporation.
All other brands and names are property of their respective owners.
Operations are not guaranteed for all of the recommended computer
environments mentioned above.
■
■
■
■
Intel® Pentium III™ Intel
Windows® Microsoft®
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USB interface (VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i) only) USB
Installing DVC Media 5.1 Program
[
VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i)]
DVC Media 5.1
✤ DVC Media 5.1 User's Manual is included on the accompanying CD(D:\help\) 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
AdobeSystems,Inc.)
✤ 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.
✤ DVC Media 5.1
adobe
PDF
Acrobat Reader
Acrobat Reader
Adobe
✤
✤
✤
(D:\help\)
PC
Windows 98SE OS
®
3.
Program installation
1. Insert the software CD into CD-ROM drive.
- Installation selection screen appears on the monitor.
2. If the installation selection screen does not appear after inserting the
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 the icons listed below to install the selected software.
(The program automatically check and install the driver which the
PC is needed)
■ DVC Driver: USB removable Disk Driver (Windows® 98SE only)
USB PC CAMERA Driver
USB Streaming Driver
■ DVC Media 5.1
■ DirectX 9.0a
■ Windows Media Player 9.0
■ Editing Software
Using the “PC camera” function
✤ You can use this camcorder as a PC CAMERA.
✤ When you connect to a Web site that can provide video chatting functions, you can
use your camcorder for such functions.
✤ When you use the voice input at video chatting (or net-meeting) function, connect
the external microphone to the soundcard of PC.
✤ Using the camcorder with PC installed Net-meeting program, you can conduct video
conference.
✤ The screen size of PC CAMERA is 160 ✕ 120 Pixel.
✤ If PC is connected with the USB to the camcorder, the buttons which excepts the
POWER SWITCH, MODE SWITCH, ZOOM SWITCH, and NIGHT-CAPTURE
SWITCH are not operated.
1. Set the mode switch to Tape, set the power switch to CAM.
2. Connect one end of the USB cable to the USB jack on the camcorder and the other end
to the USB connector on your computer.
1.
CD
CD-ROM
2.
CD
Start
-
Windows
SETUP.EXE
Run
CD-ROM
D:\setup.exe
D: drive
3.
■
■
■
■
■
DVC Driver DVC
:
USB removable Disk Driver USB
USB PC CAMERA Driver USB PC
DVC Media 5.1
DirectX 9.0a
Windows Media Player 9.0
Editing Software
Windows 98SE
USB Streaming Driver
PC
✤
✤
✤
PC
Web
PC
✤
Net-Meeting
PC
✤ PC CAMERA
160 ✕ 120
✤
PC
USB
POWER SWITCH
MODE SWITCH
ZOOM SWITCH
NIGHT-CAPTURE SWITCH
1.
Tape
CAM
2.
USB
USB
USB
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USB interface (VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i) only) USB
Using the “removable Disk” function
✤ You can easily transfer data from a memory stick to a PC without additional add-on
cards via a USB connection.
1. Set the mode switch to memory, set the power switch to CAM or PLAYER.
2. Connect one end of the USB cable to the USB jack on the camcorder and the other end
to the USB connector on your computer.
Using the “USB streaming” function
✤ USB streaming data type is MPEG4.
✤ To use the USB STREAMING, the DVC Media 5.1, DirectX 9.0a and Windows
Media Player 9.0(included in the CD) program must be installed to the PC.
✤ You can view the moving picture of the CAMCORDER from the PC using the
USB STREAMING.
Also you can store it to a moving picture of the "asf" file format, or a still image of
the "jpg" file format at PC.
1. Set the mode switch to TAPE, set the power switch to CAM or PLAYER.
2. Connect one end of the USB cable to the USB jack on the camcorder and the other end
to the USB connector on your computer.
3. Execute the DVC Media 5.1 program.
If you want the detailed description of USB streaming, reference the DVC Media 5.1
User's Manual.
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)
- If a PC is connected to the camcorder with a USB cable only the Power Switch,
Zoom Switch, Mode Switch and NIGHT CAPTURE operate.
Disconnecting the USB cable
✤ After completing the data transmission, you must disconnect the cable in the
following way:
1. Select the removable disc icon and click the right mouse button to select [Eject].
2. Select [Confirm] and disconnect the USB cable when the Windows Splash screen
appears.
Notes
■
If you disconnect the USB cable from the PC or the
camcorder while transferring, the data transmission will
stop and the data may be damaged.
■ If you connect the USB cable to a PC via a USB HUB
or simultaneously connect the USB cable along with
other USB devices, the camcorder may not work
properly.
- If this occurs, remove all USB devices from the
PC and reconnect the camcorder.
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✤
[
VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i)]
USB
1.
2.
memory
CAM PLAYER
USB
USB
USB
USB STREAMING
✤ USB STREAMING
MPEG4
✤
USB STREAMING
PC
Media Player 9.0
✤
USB STREAMING
asf
1.
TAPE
PLAYER
2.
USB
3.
DVC Media 5.1
USB streaming
DVC 5.1, DirectX 9.0a
PC
PC
jpg
CAM
DVC Media 5.1
PC
PC
USB
1.
2.
-
USB
USB
USB
USB
USB
✤
1.
2.
[Eject]
[Confirm]
USB
USB
■
USB
■
USB
-
USB HUB USB
USB
PC
PC
PC
USB
Windows
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Digital Still Camera mode (VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i) only)
MEMORY STICK
[
(VP-D250(i)/D270(i) only)
✤ The Memory Stick stores and manages still images recorded by the
camera.
[
VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i)]
VP-D250(i)/D270(i)]
✤
Memory Stick Functions
✤ Recording still images and MPEG4 movie
✤ Viewing still images and MPEG4 movie
■ Single
■ Slide show
■ Multi display
✤ 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.
3
■
■
■
"
"
■
■
TM
TM
● “Memory Stick” and
are trademarks of Sony Corporation.
● All other product names mentioned herein may be the trademarks or
registered trademarks of their respective companies.
Furthermore, “™”and “®” are not mentioned in each case in this
manual.
● “Memory Stick PRO” is not prepared.
TM
● "
●
"
TM
™
®
●
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Digital Still Camera mode (VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i) only)
[
VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i)]
Inserting and ejecting the Memory Stick
● Inserting the Memory Stick
●
1. Turn the Power switch to OFF.
2. Insert the Memory Stick into the Memory Stick
slot located right side of the camcorder, in the
direction of the arrow.
1.
2.
● Ejecting the Memory Stick
●
1. Turn the Power switch to OFF.
2. Push the Memory Stick, then it comes out of the
camcorder automatically.
3. Pull out the Memory Stick.
✤ Do not attempt to pull the Memory Stick out
without first pushing it in.
1.
2.
3.
✤
OFF
Notes
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
84
If you set the camcorder to M.PLAY mode, the last
recorded still image appears.
- If there are no recorded images on the Memory Stick, NO STORED
PHOTO! or NO STORED MPEG4! and
will display on the
screen.
Do not turn the power off while recording, loading, erasing or
formatting.
Please turn the power off before you insert or eject 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.
Do not bend, drop or apply strong shock to Memory Stick.
After pulling the Memory Stick 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.
■
PHOTO!
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
NO STORED
NO STORED MPEG4!
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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.
✤ The moving images that you recorded are saved in
MPEG4 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.
[
DCIM
100 SSDVC
DCAM 0001
DCAM 0002
..
..
VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i)]
✤
JPEG
✤
MPEG4
✤
101SSDVC
■
*M. PLAY
■
DCAM0001 DCAM9999
100SSDVC 999SSDVC
000-0000
Image Format
✤ Still image
■ Images are compressed in JPEG (Joint
Photographic Experts Group) format.
■ The number of pixels are 640✕480 in each mode.
■ Amount of still image must be under 1.4MB.
✤ Moving Image
■ Images are compressed in MPEG (Moving Picture Experts
Group) format.
■ The number of pixels are 352✕288, 176✕144 in each mode.
File number
Folder number
✤
■
■
■
JPEG
640x480
1.4MB
✤
■
MPEG
■
352x288 176x144
Selecting the CAMCORDER mode
✤
✤ You can use this camcorder as a Digital Still Camera (DSC).
✤ You have to set the mode switch to MEMORY STICK position to use this ✤
camcorder as Digital Still Camera.
■ M.REC mode (Memory RECORD mode)
1. Set the mode switch to MEMORY STICK.
2. Set the power switch to CAM.
■ M.PLAY mode (Memory PLAYBACK mode)
1. Set the mode switch to MEMORY STICK.
2. Set the power switch to PLAYER.
(DSC)
■
(
1.
2.
■
(
1.
2.
)
MEMORY STICK
CAM
)
MEMORY STICK
PLAYER
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MEMORY FILE NUMBER
✤ File numbers will be given to images in order of recording when still
images are stored in the Memory Stick.
✤ MEMORY FILE NUMBERS may be set as follows:
■ SERIES: When there are existing files, the new image will be
named as the next number in the sequence.
■ RESET
- When there are no files stored in the Memory Stick: The file
numbering starts from 0001
- When there are files stored in the Memory Stick: File
numbering will continue after the last file's number
✤
✤
■
■
-
1.
M.REC MODE
1. Set the mode switch to MEMORY and the power Switch
to the CAM mode.
INITIAL
CAMERA
A/V
MEMORY
VIEWER
2. Press the MENU button.
■ The menu list will appear.
3. Move the MENU SELECTOR to highlight MEMORY
and press the MENU SELECTOR.
4. Move the MENU SELECTOR to activate the FILE NO.
and press the MENU SELECTOR.
5. To exit, press the MENU button.
0001
CAM
M.PLAY SELECT
PHOTO QUALITY
MPEG4 SIZE
PRINT MARK
PROTECT
FILE NO.
DELETE
FORMAT
2.
MENU
■
3.
M.REC MODE
4.
MEMORY SET
M.PLAY SELECT
PHOTO QUALITY
MPEG4 SIZE
PRINT MARK
PROTECT
FILE NO.
DELETE
FORMAT
PHOTO
SF
352X288
000
SERIES
5.
MENU
Notes
■
■
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When using a Memory Stick that contains image files from another
device, the file numbering will begin after the largest number that is
memorized whether in the camera or the the Memory Stick.
File numbering starts from 0001 again when 9999 files have been
saved.
■
■
9999
0001
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Selecting the image quality
✤ You can select the quality of a still image to be recorded.
✤
Select the image quality
1. Set the mode switch to MEMORY
STICK.
MEMORY
2. Set the power switch to the CAM mode.
STICK
3. Press the MENU button.
■ The menu list will appear.
TAPE
4. Move the MENU SELECTOR to
highlight MEMORY.
5. Push the MENU SELECTOR to enter
M.REC MODE
the sub-menu.
MEMORY SET
6. Move the MENU SELECTOR to
PHOTO
M.PLAY SELECT
PHOTO QUALITY
SF
highlight PHOTO QUALITY in the
352X288
MPEG4 SIZE
000
PRINT MARK
submenu.
PROTECT
SERIES
FILE NO.
7. Push the MENU SELECTOR.
DELETE
FORMAT
8. Using the MENU SELECTOR, select
the image quality.
■ Push the MENU SELECTOR to confirm the image quality.
■ If you exit the sub-menu without pushing the
MENU SELECTOR, the quality mode is not changed.
9. To exit, press the MENU button.
-
M.PLAY SELECT
PHOTO QUALITY
MPEG4 SIZE
PRINT MARK
PROTECT
FILE NO.
DELETE
FORMAT
1.
MEMORY STICK
2.
CAM
3.
MENU
■
4.
MENU SELECTOR
MEMORY
MENU SELECTOR
M.REC MODE
5.
MEMORY SET
PHOTO QUALITY
SUPER FINE
FINE
NORMAL
8.
■
■
SF
F
N
6.
MENU SELECTOR
PHOTO
QUALITY
7.
MENU SELECTOR
MENU SELECTOR
MENU SELECTOR
MENU SELECTOR
9.
● Number of images on the Memory Stick
QUALITY
M.REC MODE
INITIAL
CAMERA
A/V
MEMORY
VIEWER
●
8MB
16MB
SUPER FINE
Approx.45
Approx.90
FINE
Approx.85
Approx.170
NORMAL
Approx.155
Approx.310
The actual number that you can record varies depending on the image
size.
8MB
-
16MB
45
90
85
170
155
310
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Recording Still images to a Memory Stick in M.REC Mode.
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VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i)]
M.REC
✤ Audio cannot be recorded with still images onto the
Memory Stick.
✤
MEMORY
STICK
Recording images to a Memory Stick
TAPE
1.
MEMORY STICK
2.
CAM
1. Set the mode switch to MEMORY STICK.
2. Set the power switch to CAM.
3.
3. Press the PHOTO button.
■ The still picture appears on the LCD monitor.
■ If you do not wish to record, release the button
and wait for more than 2 seconds.
■
4.
4. Release the PHOTO button and press the PHOTO
button again in 2 seconds.
■ The still image is recorded to the Memory Stick.
■ While the camcorder is recording the still image,
“
”appears on the screen.
■
PHOTO
22/240
2
2
■
F
88
LCD
■
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VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i)]
Recording an image from a cassette as a still image.
✤
✤
✤ You can record a 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.
COPY
1. Set the mode switch to TAPE.
1.
TAPE
2. Set the power switch to PLAYER mode.
2.
PLAYER
3. Play back the cassette.
3.
4. Press the PHOTO button and hold it when the image you want to record
appears.
■ The camcorder is set to playback pause(STILL) mode.
■ If you do not wish to record, release the PHOTO button,
select the image again.
4.
■
■
5.
PHOTO
,
2
■
5. Press the PHOTO and press the PHOTO button again in 2 seconds.
■ 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 display : To view 6 images at once.
3
■
■
■
To view a slide show
1. Set the mode switch to MEMORY STICK.
2. Set the power switch to PLAYER mode.
■ The last recorded image appears.
3. Press the
(S.SHOW) button.
■ All images will be played back consecutively for 3~4 seconds each.
4. To stop the slide show, press the
(S.SHOW) button again.
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6
1.
2.
MEMORY STICK
PLAYER
■
NO STORED PHOTO!
MPEG4!
FADE
S.SHOW
3.
BLC
TAPE
EJECT
■
CHARGE
VOL/MF
MENU
To view a Single image
1. Set the mode switch to MEMORY STICK.
2. Set the power switch to PLAYER mode.
■ The last recorded image appears.
- If there are no recorded images on the Memory
Stick, NO STORED PHOTO! or
NO STORED MPEG4! and
will display on
the screen.
3. 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.
✤
✤
FWD
■
SEARCH
■
REV
■
1.
2.
MEMORY STICK
PLAYER
■
3.
■
4.
3~4
NO STORED
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To view the Multi Display
1.
1. Set the mode switch to MEMORY STICK.
2.
2. Set the power switch to PLAYER mode.
■ The last recorded image appears.
3. To view six stored images on single screen,
press the MULTI button.
■ A selection mark (
) appears under the image.
■ Move the MENU SELECTOR to select a image.
MEMORY STICK
19
20
21
22
23
24
PLAYER
■
3.
100-0025
[24/24]
MULTI
6
■
(
■
)
MENU SELECTOR
4. To return to single playback mode, press the MULTI button again.
4.
MULTI
Notes
MENU
■
FADE
S.SHOW
■
6
6
BLC
VOL/MF
■
To display the previous six images,
press the
(REV).
To display the next six images,
press the
(FWD).
TAPE
EJECT
FWD
SEARCH
CHARGE
■
REV
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VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i)]
Copying still images from a cassette to Memory Stick
✤ You can copy still images recorded with PHOTO function on a cassette
onto a Memory Stick.
✤ Rewind the TAPE to the point which you wants.
1. Set the power switch to the PLAYER mode.
2. Press the MENU button.
✤
✤
PHOTO
1.
PLAYER MODE
INITIAL
CAMERA
A/V
MEMORY
VIEWER
3. Move the MENU SELECTOR to highlight A/V and
push the MENU SELECTOR.
■ The submenu will appear.
REC MODE
PHOTO SEARCH
COPY
AUDIO MODE
12
AUDIO SELECT
WIND CUT
PB DSE
OUT
AV IN/OUT
PLAYER MODE
4. Move the MENU SELECTOR to highlight PHOTO
COPY and push the MENU SELECTOR.
■ All still images that recorded on a cassette will be
copied to a Memory Stick.
6. Press
(STOP) button to stop copying.
■ Copying stops when the cassette is finished or Memory Stick is full.
MENU SELECTOR
PHOTO COPY
SELECTOR
■
12
OUT
5.
■
MENU SELECTOR
MENU SELECTOR
A/V
■
SOUND[1]
6.
MENU
3.
4.
5. The camcorder automatically performs the photo search
to find still images and copying starts.
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2.
A / V SET
REC MODE
PHOTO SEARCH
PHOTO COPY
AUDIO MODE
AUDIO SELECT
WIND CUT
PB DSE
AV IN/OUT
PLAYER
MENU
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VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i)]
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 mode switch to MEMORY STICK.
2. Set the power switch to PLAYER.
■ The last recorded image appears.
3. Using the
(FWD) and
(REV) buttons,
search for the still image that you want to mark.
4. Press the MENU button.
5. Move the MENU SELECTOR to highlight
MEMORY and push the MENU SELECTOR.
■ The MEMORY SET submenu will appear.
6. Move the MENU SELECTOR to highlight
PRINT MARK, push the MENU SELECTOR.
7. Use the MENU SELECTOR to select either
THIS FILE or ALL FILES and push the MENU
SELECTOR.
8. Use the MENU SELECTOR to select the quantity and
push the MENU SELECTOR.
✤
✤
✤
■
DPOF (
DPOF
PRINT MARK
THIS FILE
■
ALL FILES
1.
2.
MEMORY STICK
PLAYER
■
M.PLAY MODE
INITIAL
CAMERA
A/V
MEMORY
VIEWER
)
3.
M.PLAY SELECT
PHOTO QUALITY
MPEG4 SIZE
PRINT MARK
PROTECT
FILE NO.
DELETE
FORMAT
4.
5.
MENU
MENU SELECTOR
MEMORY
MENU SELECTOR
■
M.PLAY MODE
6.
MEMORY SET
M.PLAY SELECT
PHOTO QUALITY
MPEG4 SIZE
PRINT MARK
PROTECT
FILE NO.
DELETE
FORMAT
PHOTO
SF
352X288
000
SERIES
M.PLAY MODE
MEMORY SET
MENU SELECTOR
PRINT MARK
7.
MENU SELECTOR
MENU SELECTOR
FILE
ALL FILES
ENTER
8.
MENU SELECTOR
MENU SELECTOR
THIS
MEMORY SET
Notes
■
■
When you setup the PRINT MARK option to ALL
FILES, 999 files from the current file are set to 1 or 0.
The ALL FILES option may require extended operation
time depending on the number of stored images.
PRINT MARK
THIS FILE
ALL FILES
NUM:000
NUM:000
■
999
1 0
■
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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 mode switch to MEMORY STICK.
2. Set the power switch to PLAYER.
■ The last recorded image appears.
■ If there are no recorded images on the Memory
Stick, NO STORED PHOTO! or NO STORED
MPEG4! and
will display on the screen.
■
1.
M.PLAY MODE
INITIAL
CAMERA
A/V
MEMORY
VIEWER
2.
M.PLAY SELECT
PHOTO QUALITY
MPEG4 SIZE
PRINT MARK
PROTECT
FILE NO.
DELETE
FORMAT
4. Press the MENU button.
5. Move the MENU SELECTOR to highlight MEMORY
and push the MENU SELECTOR.
■ The submenu of MEMORY SET will appear.
PLAYER
■
■
PHOTO!
NO STORED
NO STORED MPEG4!
3.
M.PLAY MODE
3. Using the
(FWD) and
(REV) buttons,
search for the still image that you want to protect.
MEMORY STICK
MEMORY SET
M.PLAY SELECT
PHOTO QUALITY
MPEG4 SIZE
PRINT MARK
PROTECT
FILE NO.
DELETE
FORMAT
PHOTO
SF
352X288
000
4.
MENU
SERIES
5.
M.PLAY MODE
MENU SELECTOR
MEMORY
MENU SELECTOR
■
MEMORY SET
MEMORY SET
PROTECT
6. Move the MENU SELECTOR to highlight PROTECT
and push the MENU SELECTOR.
PROTECT
ON
7. Push the MENU SELECTOR to set PROTECT to
ON or OFF.
■ THIS FILE : protects the currently selected file from erasure.
■
8. Using the
(FWD) and
that you wish to protect.
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6.
MENU SELECTOR
PROTECT
MENU SELECTOR
7.
MENU SELECTOR
PROTECT
THIS FILE
(REV) buttons, search for the still image
9. To exit the menu, press the MENU button.
8.
9.
MENU
ON
OFF
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VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i)]
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.
2.
3.
M.PLAY MODE
1. Set the mode switch to MEMORY STICK.
2. Set the power switch to PLAYER.
3. Using the
(FWD) and
(REV) buttons,
search for the still image that you want to delete.
4. Press the MENU button.
5. Move the MENU SELECTOR to highlight
MEMORY and push the MENU SELECTOR.
■ The MEMORY SET submenu will appear.
6. Move the MENU SELECTOR to highlight
DELETE and push the MENU SELECTOR.
■ Using the MENU SELECTOR, select either
THIS FILE or ALL FILES and push the
MENU SELECTOR.
■ THIS FILE : deletes only the file currently selected.
■ ALL FILES : deletes all files stored in the Memory
Stick.
7. A box will appear to verify whether you wish to
delete the image(s).
■ Using the MENU SELECTOR, select the item.
■ EXECUTE : deletes the selected image(s).
■ CANCEL : does not delete the selected image(s) and
returns to the previous menu.
INITIAL
CAMERA
A/V
MEMORY
VIEWER
M.PLAY SELECT
PHOTO QUALITY
MPEG4 SIZE
PRINT MARK
PROTECT
FILE NO.
DELETE
FORMAT
4.
5.
M.PLAY MODE
MEMORY STICK
PLAYER
MENU
MENU SELECTOR
MEMORY
MENU SELECTOR
■
MEMORY SET
M.PLAY SELECT
PHOTO QUALITY
MPEG4 SIZE
PRINT MARK
PROTECT
FILE NO.
DELETE
FORMAT
PHOTO
SF
352X288
000
6.
MEMORY SET
MENU SELECTOR
DELETE
MENU SELECTOR
■
SERIES
■
M.PLAY MODE
■
MEMORY SET
MENU SELECTOR
THIS FILE
ALL FILES
MENU SELECTOR
THIS FILE
ALL FILES
DELETE
THIS FILE
ALL FILES
CANCLE
7.
■
■
■
MENU SELECTOR
EXECUTE
CANCEL
Note
■
If you try to delete a protected image, “PROTECT!” appears on the
screen.
■
PROTECT
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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.
✤
✤
✤ If you execute the MEMORY FORMAT function, all images will be
erased completely and erased images cannot be recovered.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
■
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M.PLAY MODE
Set the mode switch to MEMORY STICK.
INITIAL
Set the power switch to PLAYER mode.
CAMERA
A/V
Press the MENU button.
MEMORY M.PLAY SELECT
VIEWER
PHOTO QUALITY
Move the MENU SELECTOR to highlight MEMORY
MPEG4 SIZE
PRINT MARK
and push the MENU SELECTOR.
PROTECT
FILE NO.
■ The sub menu will appear.
DELETE
FORMAT
Select FORMAT from the list and push the MENU
SELECTOR.
M.PLAY MODE
“ALL FILES ARE DELETED! FORMAT REALLY?”
MEMORY SET
appears on the screen.
PHOTO
M.PLAY SELECT
PHOTO QUALITY
SF
Using the MENU SELECTOR, select the item.
352X288
MPEG4 SIZE
000
PRINT MARK
■ NO : To return to previous menu
PROTECT
SERIES
FILE NO.
DELETE
■ YES : To start formatting.
FORMAT
Push the MENU SELECTOR.
If you selected the “YES”, “COMPLETE!” is appeared on
the screen when the MEMORY STICK formatting is finished.
To exit the menu, push the MENU button.
9.
Note
If you want to format the Memory Stick on your PC, use only the
“Memory Stick formatter” supplied with the software CD.
)
✤
✤
Attention
1.
2.
3.
4.
MEMORY FORMAT(
■
MEMORY FORMAT
1.
2.
3.
4.
MEMORY STICK
PLAYER
MENU
MENU SELECTOR
MEMORY
MENU SELECTOR
■
5.
FORMAT
MENU
SELECTOR
6. ALL FILES ARE DELETED! FORMAT REALLY?
"
7.
■
■
8.
MENU SELECTOR
NO
YES
MENU SELECTOR
MENU
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MPEG RECORDING
✤ You can record the moving picture images with an audio on the Memory
Stick.
MPEG
✤
Saving the pictures captured by a camera as
a moving picture file onto MEMORY STICK
1. Check whether MEMORY STICK is inserted into the
camcorder.
If it is not in the camcorder, insert it onto the slot.
2. Set the mode switch to MEMORY STICK position.
3. Set the power switch to CAM mode.
4. Press the START/STOP button, the images which are being
captured are recorded as a moving picture of MPEG4 type
onto MEMORY STICK.
■ You can record 10 ~ 20 seconds continuously in once by
the recording object.
■ You can record a camera still image onto memory stick
by pressing the Photo key instead the START/STOP
button.
5. Press the START/STOP button to stop the recording.
MEMORY
STICK
TAPE
Notes
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i)]
Before using the MPEG REC function, check whether the MEMORY
STICK is inserted into the camcorder.
Moving pictures can be made in two sizes, 176 ✕ 144 or 352 ✕ 288 (Pixel).
Moving images that you recorded are saved in *.asf file
format on the Memory Stick.
The files that you recorded are saved in a following folder.
DCIM
The moving picture images on a Memory Stick are smaller
MISC
size and lower definition than one on Tape.
SSMOV
The sound is recorded in type of mono.
100SMDVC
The following functions are not allowed in M.REC Mode.
- DIS (Digital Image Stabilizer), Digital Zoom, Fade,
Program AE, Digital Effect, Slow Shutter
While you record in Memory Stick, don’t insert or eject the tape as it may
record noise.
While you record in Memory Stick, don’t eject it or it might break the data
on the Memory Stick or Memory Stick itself.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
■
MEMORY STICK
CAM
START/STOP
/
MPEG4
■
10 20
■
START/STOP
START/STOP
/
/
MPEG
■
176 ✕ 144
352 ✕ 288
■
■
■
■
■
M.REC Mode
DIS (Digital Image Stabilizer), Digital Zoom,
Fade, Program AE, Digital Effect, Slow Shutter
■
■
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Selecting the moving picture sizes
1. Set the mode switch to MEMORY STICK position.
2. Set the power switch to CAM mode.
3. Press the MENU button.
4. Move the MENU SELECTOR to highlight MEMORY.
5. Push the MENU SELECTOR to enter the sub-menu.
M.REC MODE
INITIAL
CAMERA
A/V
MEMORY
VIEWER
M.PLAY SELECT
PHOTO QUALITY
MPEG4 SIZE
PRINT MARK
PROTECT
FILE NO.
DELETE
FORMAT
7. Push the MENU SELECTOR button.
■ The MPEG4 SIZE toggles between 352 ✕ 288/
176 ✕ 144 with each push.
MEMORY STICK
2.
CAM
3.
MENU
4.
MENU SELECTOR
MEMORY
5.
MENU SELECTOR
6.
MENU SELECTOR
MPEG4
M.REC MODE
MEMORY SET
6. Move the MENU SELECTOR to highlight MPEG4
SIZE.
1.
M.PLAY SELECT
PHOTO QUALITY
MPEG4 SIZE
PRINT MARK
PROTECT
FILE NO.
DELETE
FORMAT
PHOTO
SF
352X288
000
SERIES
7.
■
98
MENU SELECTOR
MPEG4
176 X144
352 ✕ 288 /
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Digital Still Camera mode (VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i) only)
[
MPEG Playback
MPEG
✤ The MPEG Playback function works in M. PLAY mode only.
✤ You can play the moving picture images on the Memory Stick.
✤ During the MPEG4 playback, you can hear sound at the PC speaker
only (You cannot hear it from the speaker onto a camcorder and TV).
1. Set the mode switch to MEMORY STICK position.
2. Set the power switch to PLAYER mode.
3. Press the MENU button and move the MENU
SELECTOR to highlight MEMORY.
4. Push the MENU SELECTOR to enter sub-menu.
5. Use the MENU SELECTOR to select MPEG4 from the
sub-menu. (M. PLAY SELECT)
6. To exit the menu, push the MENU button.
7. Using the
(FWD) and
(REV) buttons, search for
the moving picture that you want to playback.
8. Press the PLAY/STILL button.
■ The moving pictures recorded onto the MEMORY
STICK are played back.
✤ MPEG
✤
✤
MPEG4
MPEG4
MEMORY
STICK
TAPE
1.
2.
3.
6.
7.
M.PLAY SELECT
PHOTO QUALITY
MPEG4 SIZE
PRINT MARK
PROTECT
FILE NO
DELETE
FORMAT
■
■
■
■
99
There could be any broken or mosaic pictures while
M.PLAY MODE
playing the MPEG4 moving picture images, but it is not
MEMORY SET
malfunction.
M.PLAY SELECT
Sharp G.726 Audio Codec is automatically installed
PHOTO QUALITY
through Internet when you play the MPEG4 file.
MPEG4 SIZE
PRINT MARK
If sharp G.726 Audio Codec is not properly installed on
PROJECT
your PC, it could not play Audio in the MPEG4 file.
FILE NO
DELETE
The moving picture images that you recorded in the
FORMAT
Memory Stick might not be allowed to play by the
camcorder of another brands.
The MPEG4 file recorded by another camcorder might not be allowed
■
to play by this camcorder.
- You need Microsoft Windows Media Player Version 9 or higher
version and Sharp G.726 Audio Codec in order to play MPEG4 file
on the Memory Stick on your PC. (Microsoft Windows Media
Player Version 9 (Eng) is included in the CD that is supplied.)
- You can download the Microsoft Windows Media Player applied
each languages on Microsoft Website, “http://www.microsoft.com/
windows/windowsmedia/download/default.asp”.
MEMORY STICK
PLAYER
MENU SELECTOR
MEMORY
MENU SELECTOR
MENU SELECTOR
MPEG4
MENU
4.
5.
M.PLAY MODE
INITIAL
CAMERA
A/V
MEMORY
VIEWER
M.PLAY
8.
PLAY/STILL
/
■
Notes
■
VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i)]
■
MPEG4
SF
352X288
000
SERIES
MPEG4
■
MPEG4
■
PC
Codec
Sharp G.726 Audio Codec
Sharp G.726 Audio
MPEG4
■
MPEG4
Microsoft Windows Media Player
Version 9
Sharp G.726 Audio Codec
MPEG4
CD
Microsoft
Windows Media Player Version 9
Microsoft Windows Media Player
Microsoft
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/
windowsmedia/download/default.asp
PC
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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 from the camcorder.
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
✤
✤
1.
2
TAPE EJECT
■
■
3
2.
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.
3. Set the power switch to the OFF mode.
4.
■
OFF
■
4. Disconnect the power source or remove the Lithium Ion Battery Pack.
■ Press the BATTERY RELEASE button and slide the battery pack in
the direction of the arrow.
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Maintenance
Cleaning and Maintaining the Camcorder
Cleaning the Video Heads
To ensure normal recording and clear pictures, clean the video heads
when the playback pictures display square block-shaped noise or distortion,
or a blue screen appears.
1. Set the power switch to PLAYER
mode.
1.
2. Insert the cleaning tape.
2.
3. Press the
button.
3.
4. Press the
(PLAY/STILL)
PLAYER
PLAY/STILL
/
4. 10
(STOP) button after 10 seconds.
STOP
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 center.
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.
■
100V 240V 50/60Hz
■
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, Korea, Mexico,
Philippines, Taiwan, United States of America, etc.
■
PAL
/
●
PAL
●
NTSC
/
/
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
Blinking
Informs that...
Action
slow
the battery pack is almost discharged.
Change to a charged one.
TAPE END!
slow
When the remaining time on the tape is
about 2 minutes
Prepare a new one.
TAPE END!
TAPE END!
no
the tape reached its end.
Change to a new one.
TAPE END!
TAPE!
slow
there is no tape in camcorder.
Insert a tape.
PROTECTION!
slow
the tape is record protected.
If you want to record, release the
protection.
....D
L
C
R
slow
the camcorder has some mechanical fault. 1. Eject the tape.
2. Set to OFF.
3. Detach the battery.
4. Reattach the battery.
* If unresolved contact your
local service representative.
moisture condensation has formed in the see below.
camcorder.
slow
2
TAPE!
PROTECTION!
1.
2.
3.
4.
*
....D
L
C
R
OFF
Moisture Condensation
103
✤ If the camcorder is brought directly from a cold place to a warm
place, moisture may condense inside the camcorder,
on the surface of the tape, or on the lens. In this condition, the tape
may stick to the head drum and be damaged or the unit may not
operate correctly.
To prevent possible damage under these circumstances, the
camcorder is fitted with a moisture sensor.
✤ If there is moisture inside the camcorder,
(DEW) is displayed.
If this happens, none of the functions except cassette ejection will
work.
Open the cassette compartment and remove the battery.
Leave the camcorder for at least two hours in a dry warm room.
✤
✤
DEW
2
2
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Troubleshooting
Self Diagnosis Display in M.REC/M.PLAY mode
(VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i) only)
Display
104
Blinking
Informs that...
[
M.REC/M.PLAY
/
VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i)]
Action
MEMORY STICK!
slow
There is no Memory stick in the
camcorder.
Insert a Memory Stick.
MEMORY FULL!
slow
There is not enough memory to
record.
Change to a new Memory Stick.
Erase recorded image.
NO STORED
PHOTO! or
NO STORED
MPEG4!
slow
There are no images recorded on
the Memory Stick.
Record new images.
WRITE PROTECT! slow
The Memory Stick is record
protected.
Release the write protect tab on
the Memory Stick.
PROTECT!
slow
When you try to delete to
protected image.
Cancel the protect of image.
READ ERROR!
slow
The camera can not playback.
Format a Memory Stick or
insert Memory Stick recorded
on this camcorder.
WRITE ERROR!
slow
The camera can not record.
Format a Memory Stick or
change to a new Memory Stick.
NOT
FORMATTED!
slow
The Memory Stick needs to
format.
Format a Memory Stick. (P.96)
NOW DELETE...
slow
When progressing FILE
DELETE.
Wait until Delete has been
finished.
NOW FORMAT...
slow
When progressing MEMORY
FORMAT.
Wait until formatting has been
finished.
NOW COPY...
slow
When progressing FILE COPY.
Wait until copying has been
finished.
Or press the stop button.
MEMORY
STICK
NO STORED
PHOTO!
NO STORED
MPEG4!
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Troubleshooting
✤ If these instructions do not solve your problem, contact your nearest
Samsung authorized service centre.
Symptom
✤
Explanation/Solution
You cannot switch the
camcorder on.
Check the battery pack or the AC Power Adapter.
START/STOP button
does not operate while
recording.
Check the POWER switch is set to CAM.
You have reached the end of the cassette.
Check the record protection tab on the cassette.
The camcorder goes off
automatically.
You have left the camcorder set to STBY for more than 5
minutes without using it.
The battery pack is fully exhausted.
The battery pack is
quickly 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 strip appears
on the screen when
recording a dark
background.
The contrast between the subject and the background is too
great for the camcorder to operate normally. Make the
background bright to reduce the contrast or use the BLC
function while you are recording brighter.
The image in the
viewfinder is blurred.
The Viewfinder lens has not been adjusted.
Adjust the viewfinder control lever until the indicators
displayed on the viewfinder come into sharp focus.
Auto focus does not
work.
Check the M.FOCUS menu.
Auto focus does not work in the Manual Focus mode.
/
CAM
START/STOP
5
BLC
Play, FF or REW button Check the POWER switch. Set the power switch to PLAYER.
does not work.
You have reached the beginning or end of the cassette.
When you see a broken
block image during the
RECORD SEARCH.
105
This is normal operation and it is not a failure or defect.
/
POWER
PLAYER
RECORD SEARCH
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Specifications
Model name: VP-D200(i)/D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i)
: VP-D200(i)/D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i)
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
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)
F1.4 10x(Optical), 800x(Digital) Electronic zoom lens
Ø30
PAL
2
PCM
150
CCD
F1.4 10x
Ø30
/
1Vp-p (75Ω terminated)
Y: 1Vp-p, 75Ω, C: 0. 286Vp-p, 75Ω
-7.5dBs (600Ω terminated)
VP-D200i/D230i/D250i/D270i: 4pin special in/out
connector, VP-D200/D230/D250//D270 : out only
Mini-B type connector
Ø3.5 stereo
S-video SDV
/
USB
Power source
Power source type
DC 8.4V, Lithium Ion Battery Pack 7.4V
Lithium Ion Battery Pack,
Power supply (100V~240V) 50/60Hz
Power consumption (Recording) 5.0W(LCD), 4.6W(Viewfinder)
Operating temperature
0˚~40˚C (32˚F~104˚F)
Storage temperature
-20˚C ~ 60˚C (-4˚F ~ 140˚F)
External dimension
Length 3.81inch(96.8mm), Height 4.33inch(110mm),
Width 2.14inch(54.5mm)
Weight
400g (Except for Lithium Ion Battery Pack and tape)
Built-in MIC
Omni-directional stereo condenser microphone
Remote control
Indoors: greater than 49ft(15m) (straight line),
(VP-D230(i)/D250(i)/D270(i) only) Outdoors: about 16.4ft(5m) (straight line)
• These technical specifications and design may be changed without notice.
DV)
12.57mm/
800x
/
2.5inchs 123k(VP-D200(i)/D230(i)/D250(i) only),
211k(VP-D270(i) only)
TFT LCD
0.24" B/W LCD(VP-D200(i)/D230(i)/D250(i) only),
Colour LCD(VP-D270(i) only)
General
106
6.35mm) :
18.83mm/
60
DVM60
90
DVM60
DVM60
2.5
123,000 [
VP-D200(i)/D230(i)/D250(i)]
VP-D270(i)]
211 000[
TFT
0.24"B/W LCD[
VP-D200(i)/D230(i)/D250(i)]
LCD[
VP-D270(i)]
1Vp-p 75Ω
Y: 1Vp-p, 75Ω, C: 0. 286Vp-p, 75Ω
)
-7.5dBs (600Ω
VP-D200i/D230i/D250i/D270i: 4
VP-D200/D230/D250//D270 :
B
Ø3.5
/
7.4V
DC8.4V
100V 240V 50/60Hz
4.6W(Viewfinder)
5.0W
0˚~40˚C (32˚F~104˚F)
-20˚C ~ 60˚C (-4˚F ~ 140˚F)
3.8
(96.8mm),
4.33
110 mm
2.14
54.5mm
400g
[
VP-D230(i)/
D250(i)/D270(i)]
•
15
5
49ft
16.4ft
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INDEX
-A-
-M-
Accessories ....................................... 12
Audio dubbing .................................. 64
AUDIO MODE ................................ 52
AV IN/OUT ....................................... 77
Memory Stick ............................. 83, 84
MF/AF .............................................. 61
MPEG RECORDING ....................... 97
MPEG SIZE....................................... 98
-B-
-O-
Battery Pack ...................................... 24
BEEP SOUND .................................. 40
BLC ................................................... 62
OSD ............................................ 18, 19
-P-
Cassette ............................................. 27
Cleaning .......................................... 101
CLOCK SET ..................................... 38
Connecting ........................................ 71
PB DSE ............................................. 75
PHOTO copy .................................... 92
PHOTO quality ................................. 87
PHOTO SEARCH ............................ 66
PROGRAM AE ................................ 43
Protection .......................................... 94
-D-
-Q-
DATE/TIME ..................................... 54
DC Cable .......................................... 23
Deleting ............................................. 95
DEMONSTRATION ........................ 42
DIS ..................................................... 48
DSE ................................................... 49
DV................................................ 78, 79
Quick Menu ...................................... 56
-C-
-RREC MODE ...................................... 51
REC Search ....................................... 29
Remote control ........................... 17, 20
-S-
EASY Mode ...................................... 60
EXPOSURE ...................................... 58
SHUTTER SPEED ........................... 57
Sound ................................................ 34
Speaker .............................................. 34
Still images ....................................... 90
-F-
-T-
-E-
-L-
-AAV
/
................................... 77
-BWHT.BALANCE ........ 45
BLC .............................62
..................................................58
..................................................94
............................................46, 47
MPEG ..................................... 97
(PB DSE) ........ 75
PROGRAM AE
-DDC ............................................... 23
DV.............................................. 78, 79
..................................................63
Battery Pack ....................24
TV
.............................55
-FWIND.CUT ............ 53
BEEP ...............................40
................................................ 12
-G.............................................96
........................................ 14
USB ................................................... 80
-I-
-H-
-V-
IEEE1394 ........................................ 78
Viewfinder .................................. 30, 32
-I-
-W-
IEEE1394 .......................................... 78
-LLCD ............................................ 30, 31
107
WHT. BALANCE ............................ 45
WIND CUT ...................................... 53
WL. REMOTE ................................. 39
-ZZERO MEMORY ............................. 74
Zoom ........................................... 46, 47
OSD
REC Search ..... 29
.................. 18, 19
-Q.............................................. 101
........................................30, 32
-R..................... 43
TV DISPLAY .................................... 55
Hand Strap ........................................ 22
-P-
-C-
Fade ................................................... 63
Formatting ......................................... 96
Frame advance .................................. 73
Functions buttons .............................. 14
-U-
................................................ 72
ZERO MEMORY .......74
..........................................51
-H................................................ 27
-JEASY
......................60
. .......................................83, 84
..........................................90
-K....................................... 56
SHUTTER SPEED .... 57
/
........................................54
-S.................................................95
.................................................34
CLOCK SET ............38
................................................ 22
/
MF/AF .......61
DIS ..................48
DSE .....................49
-XMPEG
. ........................ 98
-Y.........................................42
..............................................34
REMOCON ........................39
........................................17, 20
LCD ...............30, 31
AUDIO MODE ...........52
..........................................64
-Z..........................................92
..........................................86
..........................................66
.............................................73
-UUSB ................................................. 80
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