Digital Video Camcorder - DLSCRIB

Digital Video Camcorder - DLSCRIB

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Digital Video Camcorder

VP-D93(i)/D97(i)/D99(i)

AF

Auto Focus

CCD

Charge Coupled Device

LCD

Liquid Crystal Display

Owner’s Instruction Book

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

This product meets the intent of

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

ELECTRONICS

SELF

TIMER

PHOTO

DISPLA

Y

DATE/

TIME

A.DUB

SLOW

X2

F.ADV

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Contents

Notes and Safety Instructions 6

Getting to Know Your Camcorder 11

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 ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 17

OSD (On Screen Display in CAM and PLAYER modes) ......................................................................................................................................................... 18

OSD (On Screen Display in M.REC and M.PLAY modes)........................................................................................................................................................ 19

Turning the OSD on/off (On Screen Display) ...................................................................................................................................................................... 19

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Preparation 20

How to use the Remote Control ............................................................................................................................................................................................... 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

Shoulder strap........................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 22

Connecting a Power Source ...................................................................................................................................................................................................... 23

To use the AC Power adapter and DC Cable .................................................................................................................................................................... 23

To select the CAMCORDER mode ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 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

BASIC Recording 28

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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Advanced Recording 35

Use of various Functions ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 35

Setting menu items .............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 35

Set the camcorder to CAM or PLAYER mode and M.REC or M.PLAY mode ................................................................................................................... 35

Availability of functions in each mode ................................................................................................................................................................................. 36

CLOCK SET ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 37

WL. REMOTE ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 38

BEEP SOUND .................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 39

SHUTTER SOUND .............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 40

DEMONSTRATION ............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 41

PROGRAM AE .................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 42

Setting the PROGRAM AE .................................................................................................................................................................................................. 43

WHT. BALANCE (WHITE BALANCE) ................................................................................................................................................................................. 44

Zooming In and Out with DIGITAL ZOOM .......................................................................................................................................................................... 45

Zooming In and Out ............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 45

Digital Zoom ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 46

EIS (Electronic Image Stabilizer) ......................................................................................................................................................................................... 47

DSE (Digital Special Effects) SELECT ................................................................................................................................................................................ 48

Selecting an effect ............................................................................................................................................................................................................... 49

MEMORY MIX ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 50

Recording Superimposed images on a tape........................................................................................................................................................................ 51

Using the Built-in Flash............................................................................................................................................................................................................... 52

FLASH SELECT ................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 52

REC MODE ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 53

AUDIO MODE ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 54

WIND CUT .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 55

DATE/TIME ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 56

TV DISPLAY ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 57

Using Quick Menu .................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 58

Setting the Quick menu ....................................................................................................................................................................................................... 59

SHUTTER SPEED & EXPOSURE .................................................................................................................................................................................... 60

SLOW SHUTTER(Low Shutter Speed) ................................................................................................................................................................................... 61

EASY Mode (for Beginners) ...................................................................................................................................................................................................... 62

MF/AF (Manual Focus/Auto Focus) .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 63

Auto Focusing ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 63

Manual Focusing ................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 63

BLC (Back Light Compensation) ............................................................................................................................................................................................... 64

Fade In and Out ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 65

To Start Recording ............................................................................................................................................................................................................... 65

To Stop Recording (use FADE IN / FADE OUT) ................................................................................................................................................................. 65

Audio dubbing ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 66

Dubbing sound...................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 66

Dubbed Audio Playback ...................................................................................................................................................................................................... 67

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PHOTO Image Recording ......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 68

Searching for a PHOTO picture .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 68

Various Recording Techniques .................................................................................................................................................................................................. 69

Playback 70

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) ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 72

Frame advance (To play back frame by frame) .................................................................................................................................................................. 73

X2 Playback (Forward/Reverse ) ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 73

ZERO MEMORY ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 74

Recording in PLAYER mode

(VP-D93i/D97i/D99i only)

75

IEEE 1394 Data Transfer 76

Transferring IEEE1394 (i.LINK)-DV standard data connections .............................................................................................................................................. 76

Connecting to a DV device .................................................................................................................................................................................................. 76

Connecting to a PC ............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 76

System requirements ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 76

Recording with a DV connection cable (VP-D93i/D97i/D99i only) ...................................................................................................................................... 77

USB interface 78

Transferring a Digital Image through a USB Connection ......................................................................................................................................................... 78

System Requirements ............................................................................................................................................................................................................... 78

Installing DVC Media 6.0 Program ............................................................................................................................................................................................. 79

Connecting to a PC ................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 80

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Digital Still Camera mode 81

MEMORY STICK ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 81

Memory Stick Functions ....................................................................................................................................................................................................... 81

Inserting and ejecting the Memory Stick ............................................................................................................................................................................. 82

Structure of folders and files on the Memory Stick ............................................................................................................................................................. 83

Image Format ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 83

Selecting the CAMCORDER mode ........................................................................................................................................................................................... 83

Selecting the image quality ........................................................................................................................................................................................................ 84

Select the photo quality ...................................................................................................................................................................................................... 84

Number of images on the Memory Stick ............................................................................................................................................................................. 84

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Selecting the recording image size ............................................................................................................................................................................................ 85

Selecting the moving picture size............................................................................................................................................................................................... 86

Recording images continuously.................................................................................................................................................................................................. 87

Select the CONTINUOUS SHOT .......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 87

Setting the File Number .............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 88

Recording Still images to a Memory Stick in M.REC Mode ..................................................................................................................................................... 89

Recording images to a Memory Stick ................................................................................................................................................................................. 89

Recording an image from a cassette as a still image ........................................................................................................................................................ 90

Copying still images from a cassette to Memory Stick .............................................................................................................................................................. 91

MJPEG RECORDING ............................................................................................................................................................................................................... 92

Saving the pictures captured by a camera as a moving picture file onto MEMORY STICK ................................................................................................... 92

Viewing still images/moving pictures ......................................................................................................................................................................................... 94

To view a Single image......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 94

To view a slide show............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 95

To view the Multi Display ...................................................................................................................................................................................................... 95

Marking still images for printing ................................................................................................................................................................................................. 96

Protection from accidental erasure............................................................................................................................................................................................. 97

Deleting Still images/Moving pictures ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 98

Formatting the Memory Stick .................................................................................................................................................................................................... 99

Attention ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 99

Smart Shoe 100

Using the smart Shoe .............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 100

Using the VL-S1FL Video Light/Flash (optional) ..................................................................................................................................................................... 100

Maintenance 102

After finishing a recording ........................................................................................................................................................................................................ 102

Cleaning and Maintaining the Camcorder................................................................................................................................................................................ 103

Cleaning the Video Heads ................................................................................................................................................................................................. 103

Using Your Camcorder Abroad ................................................................................................................................................................................................ 104

Power sources ................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 104

Colour system .................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 104

Troubleshooting 105

Troubleshooting ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 105

Self Diagnosis Display ....................................................................................................................................................................................................... 105

Moisture Condensation ...................................................................................................................................................................................................... 105

Self Diagnosis Display in M.REC, M.PLAY mode ............................................................................................................................................................ 106

Specifications 108

INDEX

Power Sources (United Kingdom Only)

109

111

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Notes and Safety Instructions

Notes regarding the rotation of the LCD screen

Please rotate the LCD screen carefully as illustrated.

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

1. LCD screen closed.

1

2. Standard recording using the LCD screen.

A LCD Monitor is opened applying a finger to LCD open knob.

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

2

3

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

4

5. Recording with the LCD screen closed.

5

LCD open knob

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Notes and Safety Instructions

Notices regarding COPYRIGHT

(VP-D93i/D97i/D99i only)

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

Unauthorized copying of copyrighted material may be against the law.

Notes regarding moisture condensation

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

for example:

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

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

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

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.

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.

Faults caused by ingress of fluids may not be possible to repair.

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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 located correctly and firmly in 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 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

To ensure normal recording and a clear picture, clean the video heads regularly.

If a square block-shape distorts playback, or only a blue screen is displayed, the video heads may be dirty.

If this happens, clean the video heads with a dry type cleaning cassette.

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

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Notes and Safety Instructions

Note regarding the LENS

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

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

Notes regarding electronic viewfinder

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

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

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

3. Excessive force when pulling the viewfinder out may damage it.

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

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

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

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

If this occurs, we recommend using the viewfinder.

3. Direct sunlight can damage the LCD monitor.

Notes regarding the hand strap

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

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

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Notes and Safety Instructions

Precautions regarding the Lithium battery

1. The 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. There is a danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.

Replace only with the same or equivalent type.

Warning: Keep the LITHIUM BATTERY out of reach of children. Should a battery be swallowed, consult a doctor immediately.

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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 inter connectivity system, used to transmit DV data) high speed data transport port, both moving and still images can be transferred to a PC, making it possible to produce or edit various images. (VP-D93/D97/D99 is not able to receive digital data from another DV Device)

• USB interface for digital image data transfer

You can transfer still images/movies 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.

• Electronic Image Stabilizer (EIS)

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

• Various digital effects

The DSE (Digital Special Effects) 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.

• Digital Still Camera function

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

• MJPEG Recording

MJPEG recording makes it possible to record video onto a Memory Stick.

• Mega-pixel CCD

Your camcorder incorporates a 1.33mega-pixel CCD. High-resolution still images can be recorded to a Memory Stick.

• Built-in Flash

You can take natural-looking flash pictures with appropriate illumination using the built-in Flash.

• Smart Shoe

Allows the Samsung VL-S1FL Video Light/Flash or ZM-EC1 Gun Zoom Mic (both optional) to be easily attached and powered by the camcorder’s own power source.

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Getting to Know Your Camcorder

Accessories Supplied with camcorder

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

1. Lithium Ion Battery pack 2. AC Power Adapter

Basic Accessories

1. Lithium Ion Battery pack

2. AC Power Adapter

3. AC Cord

4. Multi-AV Cable (AUDIO/VIDEO/S-VIDEO)

5. Instruction Book

6. Lithium batteries for Remote Control and Clock.

(TYPE: CR2025, 2 EA)

7. Remote Control

8. Shoulder strap

9. USB cable

10.Software CD

11.Memory Stick

12.USB Audio Cable

Optional Accessory

13.Scart adapter

4.

Multi-AV Cable

(AUDIO/VIDEO/S-VIDEO)

5. Instruction Book

7. Remote Control

10. Software CD

13. Scart adapter

8. Shoulder strap

11. Memory Stick

3. AC cord

6. Lithium batteries

(CR2025, 2 EA)

9. USB cable

12. USB Audio Cable

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Getting to Know Your Camcorder

Front & Left View

1. Lens

2. Remote Sensor

3. Built-in Flash

4. External MIC in

5. Multi-AV Jack

6. Internal MIC

1. Lens

2. Remote Sensor

3. Built-in Flash (see page 52)

4. External MIC in

5. Multi-AV Jack (see page 70)

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6. Internal MIC

7. View Finder (see page 32)

8. TFT LCD Monitor (see page 31)

9. MF/AF button (see page 63)

10. MF Dial

7. View Finder

8. TFT LCD Monitor

9. MF/AF button

10. MF Dial

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Getting to Know Your Camcorder

Left Side View

PLAYER CAMERA

: (PLAY/STILL) FADE (see page 65)

: (STOP)

: (REW)

: (FF)

BLC (see page 64) -

REC SEARCH –

REC SEARCH +

M.PLAY

: (MJPEG PLAY/STILL)

REV (see page 94)

FWD (see page 94)

2. EASY.Q (see page 62)/

MULTI DISP. (see page 95)

3. MEMORY MIX button

4. DISPLAY

1. Function buttons

5. Speaker

7. SLOW SHUTTER/S.SHOW button

6. Mode Switch (see page 23)

(MEMORY STICK/TAPE)

2. EASY.Q button (CAM) /

MULTI DISP. (M.PLAY)

3. MEMORY MIX button (see page 50)

4. DISPLAY button (see page 19)

5. Speaker

6. Mode Switch (MEMORY STICK/TAPE)

7. SLOW SHUTTER (CAM) (see page 61) /

S.SHOW (M.PLAY) (see page 95)

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Getting to Know Your Camcorder

Right & Top View

1. Zoom lever

2. PHOTO button

3. Smart Shoe

4. FOCUS Adjustment knob

5. MENU button

6. MENU Selector

(MENU SELECT/VOLUME)

7. Lithium Battery Cover

1. Zoom lever (see page 45)

2. PHOTO button (see page 68)

3. Smart Shoe (see page 100)

4. FOCUS Adjustment knob (see page 32)

5. MENU button (see page 35)

6. MENU Selector (MENU SELECT/VOLUME)

(see page 35)

7. Lithium Battery Cover (see page 21)

8. TAPE EJECT

9. Hook for hand strap

10. USB Jack

11. DV Jack

12. EARPHONE Jack

8. TAPE EJECT

9. Hook for hand strap

10. USB Jack (see page 78)

11. DV Jack (see page 76)

DV out (VP-D93/D97/D99)

DV in/out (VP-D93i/D97i/D99i)

12. EARPHONE Jack

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Getting to Know Your Camcorder

Rear & Bottom View

2. Hook for shoulder strap

1. MENU button

3. CAM indicator

4. PLAYER indicator

5. START/STOP button

6. Power Switch

7. Charging indicator

8. DC Jack

1. MENU button

2. Hook for shoulder strap

3. CAM indicator

4. PLAYER indicator

5. START/STOP button

9. Memory Stick Slot

11. Battery Release

10. Tripod receptacle

6. Power Switch (see page 28)

7. Charging indicator

8. DC Jack (see page 23)

9. Memory Stick Slot (see page 82)

10.Tripod receptacle

11.Battery Release

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Remote control

1. PHOTO

2. START/STOP

3. SELF TIMER

4. ZERO MEMORY

5. PHOTO SEARCH

6. A.DUB

7. (FF)

8. (REW)

9. (PLAY)

10. Direction

1. PHOTO

2. START/STOP

3. SELF TIMER (see page 20)

4. ZERO MEMORY (see page 74)

5. PHOTO Search (see page 68)

6. A.DUB (see page 66)

7.

8.

9.

(FF)

(REW)

(PLAY)

18. DISPLAY

17. Zoom

16. X2

15. DATE/TIME

14. (SLOW)

13. (STILL)

12. (STOP)

11. F. ADV

10. Direction ( , ) (see page 72)

11. F. ADV (see page 73)

12.

(STOP)

13.

(STILL)

14.

(SLOW) (see page 72)

15. DATE/TIME

16. X2 (see page 73)

17. Zoom

18. Display

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Getting to Know Your Camcorder

OSD (On Screen Display in CAM and PLAYER modes)

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1. Battery level (see page 26)

2. Easy mode (see pages 62)

3. DSE (Digital Special Effects) mode (see page 48)

4. Program AE (see page 42)

5. White Balance mode (see page 44)

6. BLC (Back Light Compensation) (see page 64)

7. Manual focus (see page 63)

8. Shutter speed and EXPOSURE (see page 60)

9. Zoom position (see page 45)

10. Memory Mix (see page 50)

11. DATE/TIME (see page 56)

12. USB (see page 78)

13. WL. REMOTE (see page 38)

14. WIND CUT (see page 55)

15. Audio recording mode (see page 54)

16. Zero memory indicator (see page 74)

17. Remaining Tape (measured in minutes)

18. Tape Counter

19. Operating mode

20. Record speed mode

21. PHOTO mode

22. Self recording and waiting timer (see page 20)

23. EIS (see page 47)

24. Volume control (see page 34)

25. Audio playback channel (see page 67)

26. DV IN(DV data transfer mode) (VP-D93i/D97i/D99i only) (see page 77)

27. DEW (see page 7)

28. Message Line

29. FLASH mode (see page 52)

30. SLOW SHUTTER (see page 61)

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9

8

1

2

3

4

6

5

10

7

OSD in CAM mode

23 22 21 20 19

EASY

MIRROR

BLC

M.OVERLAP

MF

SHUTTER

EXPOSURE

SLOW - 1/25

TAPE !

REC

M - 0 : 0 0 : 0 0

5 5 min

1 6 bit

15 : 00

10 . J A N . 2 0 0 3

ZOOM

EXPOSURE

SHUTTER

18

17

16

28

15

14

13

12

29

11

25

OSD in PLAYER mode

21 20 19

SOUND [ 2 ]

VOL.

M - 0 : 0 0 : 0 0

5 5 min

. . . C

1 6 bit

DV

1 5 : 0 0

10 . J A N . 2 0 0 3

[ 1 1 ]

24

11

27

28

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Getting to Know Your Camcorder

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

A. Folder number-file number (see page 83)

B. Image counter

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

C. CARD (MEMORY STICK) indicator

D. Image recording and loading indicator

E. Photo Quality (see page 84)

F. ERASE PROTECTION indicator (see page 97)

G. Print Mark (see page 96)

H. SLIDE SHOW (see page 95)

I. MJPEG SCREEN SIZE (see page 86)

J. Image Size (see page 85)

K. Continuous Shot (see page 87)

L. Remaining Memory (MJPEG)

OSD in M.REC mode

MF

E D C

SF

[2 2 / 2 0 0 ]

3 2 0 0 2 min

1280

HS

J

K

B

L

I

1 2 : 0 0

10 . J A N . 2 0 0 3

OSD in M.PLAY mode

Turning the OSD on/off (On Screen Display)

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. A key input will be displayed for 3 seconds then turn off.

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

A

H

SLIDE

1 0 0 - 0 0 0 1

G

0 0 1

MEMORY STICK !

F

[2 2 / 2 4 0]

1280 X 960

1 0 : 0 0

10 . J A N . 2 0 0 3

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 56)

- You may also use the Quick Menu to turn the DATE/TIME ON or OFF. (see page 58) (only in CAM/M.REC mode)

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How to use the Remote Control

Battery Installation for the Remote Control

You need to insert or replace the lithium battery when :

You purchase the camcorder.

The remote control doesn’t work.

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

Be careful not to reverse the polarity of the battery.

Self Record using the Remote Control

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

1. Set the camcorder to CAM mode.

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

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

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.

PHOTO DISPLAY

SELF

TIMER

ZERO

MEMORY

DATE/

TIME

PHOTO

SEARCH

A.DUB

SLOW X2

Self

Timer

F.ADV

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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. While pressing the hole with a pen, open the lithium battery cover from the camcorder.

2. Insert the lithium battery with the side facing upwards.

3. Slide the lithium battery cover in the direction of the arrow until it clicks.

Notes

The lithium battery must be inserted in the correct direction.

Do not pick up the battery using tweezers or other metal tools - this will cause a short circuit.

Do not recharge, disassemble, heat or immerse the battery in water, to avoid the risk of explosion.

Warning: Keep the LITHIUM BATTERY out of the reach of the children.

Should any battery be swallowed, consult a doctor immediately.

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Adjusting the Hand Strap

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

The hand strap enables you to :

Hold the camcorder in a stable, comfortable position.

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

Hand strap

a. Pull open the Hand Strap cover and release the Hand Strap. b. Adjust its length and stick it back onto the Hand Strap cover.

c. Close the Hand Strap cover again.

Shoulder Strap

The Shoulder Strap enables you to carry your camcorder around in complete safety.

1. Insert the end of strap into the Shoulder Strap hook on the camcorder.

Insert the other end of strap into ring inside hand strap.

2. Thread each end into the buckle, adjust the length of the strap and then pull it tight in the buckle.

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Connecting a Power Source

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

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

The Battery Pack : used for outdoor recording.

To use the AC Power adapter and DC Cable

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

2. Connect the AC cord to a wall socket.

Note

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

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

(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.

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.

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Using the Lithium Ion Battery Pack

The amount of continuous recording time available depends on :

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

- How often the Zoom function is used.

It is recommended that you have several batteries available.

Charging the Lithium Ion Battery Pack

1. Attach the battery pack to the camcorder.

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

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

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

Blinking time

Once per second

Twice per second

Three times per second

Blinking stops and stays on

On for a second and off for a second

Charging rate

Less than 50%

50% ~ 75%

75% ~ 90%

90 ~ 100%

Error - Reset the battery pack and the DC cable

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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.

Notes

The battery pack may have some charge in it at the time of purchase.

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

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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.

Battery

Time

Charging time

Continuous recording time

LCD ON Viewfinder ON

SB-L110

Approx.

1hr 40min

Approx.

1hr 20min

Approx.

2hr

SB-L220

Approx.

3hr 30min

Approx.

3hr

Approx.

4hr 10min

Notes

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

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

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

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

Do not disassemble, process, pressure, or heat the Battery Pack.

Do not allow the + and - terminals of the battery pack to be short-circuited.

It may cause leakage, heat generation, induce fire and overheating.

When using SB-L220 Battery, use of Viewfinder is inconvenient. The use of LCD Monitor is preferable.

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Battery level display

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

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

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

d e a b c

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.

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.

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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 toward the top.

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

The cassette is loaded automatically.

4. Close the cassette door.

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

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3

Note

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

a. Protecting a tape :

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

b. Removing the tape protection :

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

How to 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.

push a. SAVE b. REC

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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)

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2. Remove the LENS CAP.

3. Set the power switch to the CAM position.

Open the LCD monitor.

■ Set the mode switch to the TAPE position.

Make sure that STBY is displayed.

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

PROTECTION! will be displayed.

Make sure the image you want to record appears in the

LCD monitor or viewfinder.

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

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

REC is displayed in the LCD.

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

STBY is displayed in the LCD.

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

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

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

Record Search (REC SEARCH)

✤ 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.

✤ 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.

Note

Mosaic shaped picture distortion may appear on the screen while in Record Search mode.

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Hints for Stable Image Recording

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

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

Recording with the LCD monitor

1. Hold the camcorder firmly using the hand strap.

2. Place your right elbow against your side.

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

Do not touch the built-in microphone.

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

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

Do not forget to breathe gently.

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

6. Whenever possible, use a tripod.

Recording with the Viewfinder

1. Hold the camcorder firmly using the hand strap.

2. Place your right elbow against your side.

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

Be sure not to touch the built-in microphone.

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

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

Do not forget to breathe gently.

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

Excessive force may cause damage to the viewfinder.

6. Place your eye firmly against the viewfinder eyecup.

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

8. Whenever possible, use a tripod.

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Adjusting the LCD

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

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

■ BRIGHT SELECT

BRIGHT ADJUST

COLOUR ADJUST

1. Set the POWER switch to CAM position.

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

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

3. Press the MENU button.

4. Move the MENU SELECTOR so that VIEWER is highlighted and then push the MENU SELECTOR.

CAM MODE

INITIAL

CAMERA

A/V

MEMORY

VIEWER LCD ADJUST

DATE/TIME

TV DISPLAY

5. Move the MENU SELECTOR so that LCD ADJUST is highlighted.

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

7. Move the MENU SELECTOR so that it highlights the menu item you want to adjust (BRIGHT SELECT, BRIGHT ADJUST,

COLOUR ADJUST).

CAM MODE

VIEWER SET

LCD ADJUST

BRIGHT SELECT NORMAL

BRIGHT ADJUST [ 1 8 ]

COLOUR ADJUST [ 1 8 ]

CAM MODE

VIEWER SET

LCD ADJUST

DATE / TIME

TV DISPLAY

*

VP-D99(i) only

CAM MODE

LCD ADJUST

BRIGHT SELECT

NORMAL

SUPER

BACK LIGHT

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8. Push the MENU SELECTOR button again.

■ You may select NORMAL, SUPER or BACK LIGHT

MENU SELECTOR to save the setting.

(VP-D99(i) only) in the BRIGHT SELECT feature and push the

When you use the LCD BACK LIGHT

(VP-D99(i) only).

mode in a dark location or indoors, viewing the image may be difficult.

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.

9. Press the MENU button to finish the setting.

Using the VIEWFINDER

The VIEWFINDER will not work when the LCD is open.

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

Adjusting the Focus

Use the focus adjustment knob of the VIEWFINDER to focus the picture.

(refer to figure )

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Playing back a tape you have recorded on the LCD

You can monitor the playback picture on the LCD monitor.

Make sure that the battery pack is in place.

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1. Set the mode switch to TAPE.

2. Hold down the power switch tab and turn it to the PLAYER position.

A confirmation sound beeps.

3. Insert the tape you wish to view. (see page 27)

4. Open the LCD screen.

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

5. 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.

6. 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.

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3

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)

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Adjusting the LCD during PLAY

You can adjust the LCD during playback.

The adjustment method is the same procedure as used in CAM mode. (see page 31)

Controlling Sound from the Speaker

The Speaker works in PLAYER mode only.

■ 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 speaker volume in the PLAYER mode.

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

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. 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.

Notes

When the cable is connected to the Multi AV jack, you cannot hear sound from the speaker and cannot adjust the volume.

If a cable is connected to the Multi AV jack, you can hear sound from the speaker when

AV IN/OUT MODE on MENU is set to AV IN or S-VIDEO IN. (VP-D93i/D97i/D99i only)

You can hear sound from speaker by removing the connected cable from the Multi AV jack.

The speaker turns off when you use earphones.

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3-1

<3-2>

VOL.

VOLUME

0 : 2 3 : 4 7

5 5 min

[ 1 1 ]

1 0 : 0 0

10 . J A N . 2 0 0 3

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Use of various Functions

Setting menu items

MENU

SUB MENU

INITIAL

CAMERA

A/V

MEMORY

VIEWER

CLOCK SET

WL.REMOTE

BEEP SOUND

SHUTTER SOUND

DEMONSTRATION

PROGRAM AE

WHT. BALANCE

D. ZOOM

EIS

DSE SELECT

MEMORY MIX

FLASH SELECT

REC MODE

PHOTO SEARCH

PHOTO COPY

AUDIO MODE

AUDIO SELECT

WIND CUT

AV IN/OUT (VP-D93i/D97i/D99i only)

PHOTO QUALITY

IMAGE SIZE

MJPEG SIZE

CONTINUOUS SHOT

PRINT MARK

PROTECT

FILE NO.

DELETE

FORMAT

LCD ADJUST

DATE/TIME

TV DISPLAY

CAMERA

PLAYER

Available mode

Memory REC.

Memory PLAY

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

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 right side panel to select and activate the item.

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

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Availability of functions in each mode

Operating

Mode

Requested

Mode

EIS

EIS

Digital functions

D.ZOOM

O

PHOTO

(TAPE)

O

D.ZOOM

PHOTO

SLOW SHUTTER

Digital Special Effects

O

O

✕ ✕

O

O

O

O

SLOW

SHUTTER

*

Digital special effects

O

O

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

: You can not change the requested mode.

: The operating function will be released and the requested one will work.

* : The operating function will be released and the requested one will work.

(the data during the operating mode will be backed up)

Notes

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

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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.

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

8. Push the MENU SELECTOR.

The day will blink.

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

10.Push the MENU 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.

11. To exit, push the MENU button.

CAM MODE

INITIAL

CAMERA

A/V

MEMORY

VIEWER

CLOCK SET

WL. REMOTE

BEEP SOUND

SHUT. SOUND

DEMO

CAM MODE

INITIAL SET

CLOCK SET

WL.REMOTE

BEEP SOUND

SHUTTER SOUND

DEMONSTRATION

SET TIME!

CAM MODE

INITIAL SET

CLOCK SET

0 0 : 0 0

1 . J A N . 2 0 0 3

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WL. REMOTE

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.

3. Use the MENU SELECTOR to select WL.REMOTE from the submenu.

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.

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.

CAM MODE

INITIAL

CAMERA

A/V

MEMORY

VIEWER

CLOCK SET

WL. REMOTE

BEEP SOUND

SHUT. SOUND

DEMO

CAM MODE

INITIAL SET

CLOCK SET

WL.REMOTE

BEEP SOUND

SHUTTER SOUND

DEMONSTRATION

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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.

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

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

The setting switches between ON/OFF each time you 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.

CAM MODE

INITIAL

CAMERA

A/V

MEMORY

VIEWER

CLOCK SET

WL.REMOTE

BEEP SOUND

SHUT SOUND

DEMO

CAM MODE

INITIAL SET

CLOCK SET

WL.REMOTE

BEEP SOUND

SHUTTER SOUND

DEMONSTRATION

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SHUTTER SOUND

You can hear SHUTTER SOUND only when the PHOTO function is working.

Determines 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.

3. Press the MENU button.

■ The menu list will appear.

4. Move the MENU SELECTOR to highlight INITIAL and push the MENU SELECTOR.

5. Use the MENU SELECTOR to select SHUTTER SOUND from the submenu.

6. Push MENU SELECTOR to switch between ON and OFF.

7. To exit, press the MENU button.

M.REC MODE

INITIAL

CAMERA

A/V

MEMORY

VIEWER

CLOCK SET

WL.REMOTE

BEEP SOUND

SHUT.SOUND

DEMO

M.REC MODE

INITIAL SET

CLOCK SET

WL.REMOTE

BEEP SOUND

SHUTTER SOUND

DEMONSTRATION

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DEMONSTRATION

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

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

The demonstration operates repeatedly until the DEMONSTRATION mode switched OFF.

1. Set the camcorder to CAM mode.

2. Press the MENU button.

■ The menu list will appear.

3. 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.

CAM MODE

INITIAL

CAMERA

A/V

MEMORY

VIEWER

CLOCK SET

WL. REMOTE

BEEP SOUND

SHUT. SOUND

DEMO

CAM MODE

INITIAL SET

CLOCK SET

WL.REMOTE

BEEP SOUND

SHUTTER SOUND

DEMONSTRATION

Notes

The DEMONSTRATION function only works without a TAPE installed.

The DEMONSTRATION mode is automatically activated when the camcorder is left idle for more than 10 minutes after switching to the CAM mode (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.

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PROGRAM AE

The PROGRAM AE(automatic exposure) 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

Automatically balances the exposure between the subject and the background.

To be used in normal conditions.

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

SPORTS mode ( )

For recording people or objects moving quickly.

PORTRAIT mode ( )

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

The PORTRAIT mode is most effective when used outdoors.

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

SPOTLIGHT mode ( )

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

SAND/SNOW mode ( )

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

High S. SPEED(High Shutter Speed) mode ( )

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

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Setting the PROGRAM AE

1. Press the MENU button.

■ The menu list will appear.

2. Move the MENU SELECTOR to highlight CAMERA and push the MENU SELECTOR.

3. Select PROGRAM AE from the submenu.

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.

6. To exit, press the MENU button.

CAM MODE

CAMERA SET

PROGRAM AE

WHT. BALANCE

D.ZOOM

EIS

DSE SELECT

MEMORY MIX

FLASH SELECT

CAM MODE

INITIAL

CAMERA

A/V

MEMORY

VIEWER

PROGRAM AE

WHT. BALANCE

D.ZOOM

EIS

DSE SELECT

MEMORY MIX

FLASH SELECT

CAM MODE

CAMERA SET

PROGRAM AE

AUTO

SPORTS

PORTRAIT

SPOTLIGHT

SAND / SNOW

HIGH S. SPEED

Notes

The P.AE function will not operate in EASY mode.

When recording with a PROGRAM AE mode, the Flash function and Video Light Auto function (optional) do not work.

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WHT. BALANCE (WHITE BALANCE)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Under halogen or studio/video lighting

Subject is of one dominant colour

Close ups

CAM MODE

■ OUTDOOR ( ) : This controls the WHITE BALANCE according to the outdoor ambient light.

In daylight, especially for close ups and where the subject is of one dominant colour.

INITIAL

CAMERA

A/V

MEMORY

VIEWER

PROGRAM AE

WHT. BALANCE

D.ZOOM

EIS

DSE SELECT

MEMORY MIX

FLASH SELECT

1. Set the camcorder to CAM mode.

2. Press the MENU button.

■ The menu list will appear.

3. Move the MENU SELECTOR to highlight CAMERA and push the MENU SELECTOR.

4. Select WHT.BALANCE from the submenu.

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

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

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

7. To exit, press the MENU button.

CAM MODE

CAMERA SET

PROGRAM AE

WHT. BALANCE

D.ZOOM

EIS

DSE SELECT

MEMORY MIX

FLASH SELECT

Notes

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

CAMERA SET

WHT. BALANCE

AUTO

HOLD

INDOOR

OUTDOOR

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Zooming In and Out with DIGITAL ZOOM

Digital Zoom works in CAM mode only.

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.

1-1 1-2

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

Your zooming is monitored on the OSD.

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

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

TELE

WIDE

Note

You can record a subject that is a minimum of 1 m (about 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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Digital Zoom

Zooming more than 12x is achieved digitally.

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

We recommend that you use the EIS feature with DIGITAL ZOOM for picture stability. (see page 47)

1. Set the camcorder to CAM mode.

2. Press the MENU button.

■ The menu list will appear.

3. Move the MENU SELECTOR to CAMERA and push the MENU SELECTOR.

4. Select D.ZOOM from the submenu.

5. Push the MENU SELECTOR to setup the 100x, 200x, 400x, 800x digital zoom function or to turn the feature OFF.

6. To exit, press the MENU button.

CAM MODE

INITIAL

CAMERA

A/V

MEMORY

VIEWER

PROGRAM AE

WHT. BALANCE

D.ZOOM

EIS

DSE SELECT

MEMORY MIX

FLASH SELECT

CAM MODE

CAMERA SET

PROGRAM AE

WHT. BALANCE

D.ZOOM

EIS

DSE SELECT

MEMORY MIX

FLASH SELECT

CAM MODE

CAMERA SET

D . ZOOM

OFF

100x

200x

400x

800x

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EIS (Electronic Image Stabilizer)

The EIS function works in CAM mode only.

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

It provides more stable pictures when:

Recording 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 EIS function, push the MENU SELECTOR.

■ The EIS menu is changed to ON.

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

5. To exit, press the MENU button.

Notes

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

If you use the EIS function, the picture quality may deteriorate.

While setting the EIS to ON, the WIDE, STROBE(DSE function) mode do not work.

CAM MODE

INITIAL

CAMERA

A/V

MEMORY

VIEWER

PROGRAM AE

WHT. BALANCE

D.ZOOM

EIS

DSE SELECT

MEMORY MIX

FLASH SELECT

CAM MODE

CAMERA SET

PROGRAM AE

WHT. BALANCE

D.ZOOM

EIS

DSE SELECT

MEMORY MIX

FLASH SELECT

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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 8 DSE modes.

a. ART mode

This mode gives the images a coarse effect.

b. MOSAIC mode

This mode gives the images a mosaic effect.

c. SEPIA mode

This mode gives the images a reddish-brown pigment.

d. NEGA mode

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

a

c e

e. MIRROR mode

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

f. BLK & WHT mode

This mode changes the images to black and white.

g

g. WIDE [16:9] mode

Produce images in the WIDE [16:9] format for Playback on wide screen TVs.

h. STROBE mode

This effect converts on-screen action to a series of still images, giving an effect similar to slow-motion.

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Selecting an effect

1. Set the camcorder to CAM mode.

2. Press the MENU button.

■ The menu list will appear.

3. Move the MENU SELECTOR to highlight CAMERA and push the MENU SELECTOR.

4. Select DSE SELECT from the submenu.

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

6. Using MENU SELECTOR, select the DSE mode.

■ Push the MENU SELECTOR to confirm the DSE mode.

7. To exit, press the MENU button.

Note

The DSE function will not operate in EASY mode.

While setting the WIDE or STROBE to ON, the EIS function does not work.

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CAM MODE

INITIAL

CAMERA

A/V

MEMORY

VIEWER

PROGRAM AE

WHT. BALANCE

D.ZOOM

EIS

DSE SELECT

MEMORY MIX

FLASH SELECT

CAM MODE

CAMERA SET

PROGRAM AE

WHT. BALANCE

D.ZOOM

EIS

DSE SELECT

MEMORY MIX

FLASH SELECT

CAM MODE

CAMERA SET

DSE SELECT

OFF

ART

MOSAIC

SEPIA

NEGA

MIRROR

BLK&WHT

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MEMORY MIX

The MEMORY MIX function works in CAM mode only.

You can superimpose a still image you have recorded on the Memory Stick on top of the moving image you are recording.

You can record the superimposed images on a tape.

Select from 4 types of Memory Mix effects:

M. CHROMA (Memory chroma key)

You can swap a blue area of a still image such as a picture frame with a moving image.

M.LUMI (Memory luminance key)

You can swap a brighter area of a still image such as a handwritten illustration or title with a moving image.

Make your own title or illustration by drawing or writing on a white piece of paper. Adjust the mix level in the light area of the still image.

C. LUMI (Camera luminance key)

Superimpose the currently recording image on top of a still image, which becomes its background.

Shoot the subject against a brighter background. The brighter area of the moving image will be a swapped with a still image.

M.OVER LAP (Memory overlap)

You can make a moving image fade in on top of a still image recorded on the Memory Stick as the overlap function.

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Recording Superimposed images on a tape

Insert a tape for recording into your camcorder.

Insert a Memory Stick is recorded still images into your camcorder.

1. Set the camcorder to CAM mode.

2. Press the MENU button.

The menu list will appear.

3. Move the MENU SELECTOR to highlight CAMERA and push the MENU SELECTOR.

4. Select MEMORY MIX from the submenu and push the MENU SELECTOR.

5. Move the MENU SELECTOR to select the desired MEMORY MIX mode and push the

MENU SELECTOR.

■ Your currently recording image is combined with the last recorded image.

6. Press the (FWD)/ (REV) buttons to select the still image you want to superimpose.

7. Move the MENU SELECTOR to adjust the mix level.

■ Push the MENU SELECTOR to confirm the MEMORY MIX mode.

8. To exit, press the MENU button.

■ Your selected MEMORY MIX mode is flashed in the display.

9. Press the MEMORY MIX button.

■ The still image is superimposed on the moving image.

■ Each time you press the MEMORY MIX button, your selection is activated (display lights continuously) or de activated (display flashes).

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

The superimposed images are recorded onto the tape.

Note

■ If you turn the position of the power switch, select your still image for MEMORY MIX again.

CAM MODE

INITIAL

CAMERA

A/V

MEMORY

VIEWER

PROGRAM AE

WHT. BALANCE

D.ZOOM

EIS

DSE SELECT

MEMORY MIX

FLASH SELECT

CAM MODE

CAMERA SET

PROGRAM AE

WHT. BALANCE

D.ZOOM

EIS

DSE SELECT

MEMORY MIX

FLASH SELECT

CAM MODE

CAMERA SET

MEMORY MIX

M.CHROMA

M.LUMI

C.LUMI

M.OVERLAP

STBY

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Using the Built - in Flash

You can take natural looking flash pictures with appropriate illumination using the built-in flash or attaching the VL-S1FL video Light/

Flash (optional) to the camcorder's Smart shoe (see page 100), whether they are night scenes, in doors or in other dark places.

OFF : The flash does not fire.

(Auto) : The flash comes on depending on the brightness of the subject.

(Flash on) : The flash comes on regardless of the brightness of the subject.

(Red-eye reduction auto: built-in flash only) : The flash pre-fires automatically before the main firing to reduce the red-eye phenomenon.

FLASH SELECT

The FLASH SELECT function works in CAM and M.REC mode.

1. Set the camcorder to CAM mode.

2. Press the MENU button.

The menu list will appear

3. Move the MENU SELECTOR to highlight CAMERA and push the MENU SELECTOR.

4. Select FLASH SELECT from the submenu and push the MENU SELECTOR.

5. Using the MENU SELECTOR, Select the FLASH SELECT mode.

Push the MENU SELECTOR to confirm the FLASH SELECT mode.

6. To exit, press the MENU button.

Warning!

Do not fire the flash with the flash bulb covered with your hand.

Do not fire the flash close to people’s eyes.

Notes

While using the following functions, you cannot use the FLASH function:

PROGRAM AE, SHUTTER SPEED, EXPOSURE, STROBE (DSE function),

SLOW SHUTTER, CONTINUOUS SHOT, MEMORY MIX

When you are recording movies onto a tape.

If the flash is forced to fire (Flash on) in a bright location, the effect of flash photography may sometimes not be obtained.

When (Red-eye reduction auto) is set, the flash fires twice-once to perform red-eye reduction and the second flash main firing for taking the photograph.

It takes about 1.5 second between the flash firing for red-eye reduction and the main firing.

CAM MODE

INITIAL

CAMERA

A/V

MEMORY

VIEWER

PROGRAM AE

WHT. BALANCE

D.ZOOM

EIS

DSE SELECT

MEMORY MIX

FLASH SELECT

CAM MODE

CAMERA SET

PROGRAM AE

WHT. BALANCE

D.ZOOM

EIS

DSE SELECT

MEMORY MIX

FLASH SELECT

CAM MODE

CAMERA SET

FLASH SELECT

AUTO

FLASH ON

RED EYE REDUCTION

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REC MODE

The REC MODE function works in both CAM and PLAYER (VP-D93i/D97i/D99i 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.

■ See AV IN/OUT select on page 75.

1. Set the camcorder to CAM or PLAYER mode.

2. Press the MENU button.

■ The menu list will appear.

3. Move the MENU SELECTOR to highlight A/V and push the MENU SELECTOR.

CAM MODE

INITIAL

CAMERA

A/V

MEMORY

VIEWER

REC MODE

PHOTO SEARCH

COPY

AUDIO MODE

AUDIO SELECT

WIND CUT

AV IN/OUT

12

OUT

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

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

5. To exit, press the MENU button.

CAM MODE

A / V SET

REC MODE

PHOTO SEARCH

PHOTO COPY

AUDIO MODE

AUDIO SELECT

WIND CUT

AV IN/OUT

12

SOUND[1]

OUT

Notes

We recommend that you use this camcorder to play back the tapes that you 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.

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AUDIO MODE

The AUDIO MODE function works in CAM and PLAYER (VP-D93i/D97i/D99i 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.

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.

5. To exit, press the MENU button.

CAM MODE

INITIAL

CAMERA

A/V

MEMORY

VIEWER

REC MODE

PHOTO SEARCH

COPY

AUDIO MODE

AUDIO SELECT

WIND CUT

AV IN/OUT

12

OUT

CAM MODE

A / V SET

REC MODE

PHOTO SEARCH

PHOTO COPY

AUDIO MODE

AUDIO SELECT

WIND CUT

AV IN/OUT

12

SOUND[1]

OUT

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WIND CUT

The WIND CUT function works in CAM and PLAYER (VP-D93i/D97i/D99i only) modes.

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

When the wind cut is on, it is possible other low sounds will be eliminated along with the sound of the wind.

1. Set the camcorder to CAM mode.

2. Press the MENU button.

■ The menu list will appear.

3. Move the MENU SELECTOR to highlight A/V and push the MENU SELECTOR.

4. Select WIND CUT from submenu.

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.

6. To exit, press the MENU button.

CAM MODE

INITIAL

CAMERA

A/V

MEMORY

VIEWER

REC MODE

PHOTO SEARCH

COPY

AUDIO MODE

AUDIO SELECT

WIND CUT

AV IN/OUT

12

OUT

CAM MODE

A / V SET

REC MODE

PHOTO SEARCH

PHOTO COPY

AUDIO MODE

AUDIO SELECT

WIND CUT

AV IN/OUT

12

SOUND[1]

OUT

Notes

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

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

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DATE/TIME

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

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

1. Press the MENU button.

■ The menu list will appear.

2. 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 and push the MENU SELECTOR.

6. To exit, press the MENU button.

Notes

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

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

During playback of a blank section of a tape.

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

When the lithium battery becomes weak or dead.

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

See CLOCK SET on page 37.

CAM MODE

INITIAL

CAMERA

A/V

MEMORY

VIEWER LCD ADJUST

DATE / TIME

TV DISPLAY

CAM MODE

VIEWER SET

LCD ADJUST

DATE / TIME

TV DISPLAY

CAM MODE

VIEWER SET

DATE / TIME

DATE

TIME

DATE&TIME

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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.

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

2. Press the MENU button.

■ The menu list will appear.

3. Move the MENU SELECTOR to highlight VIEWER and push the MENU SELECTOR.

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

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

5. To exit, press the MENU button.

CAM MODE

INITIAL

CAMERA

A/V

MEMORY

VIEWER LCD ADJUST

DATE / TIME

TV DISPLAY

CAM MODE

VIEWER SET

LCD ADJUST

DATE / TIME

TV DISPLAY

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Using Quick Menu(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 menus and submenus.

DATE/TIME (see page 56)

Each time you select DATE/TIME and push the MENU SELECTOR, it will be displayed in order of DATE - TIME - DATE/TIME - OFF.

WL.REMOTE( ) (see page 38)

Each time you select WL.REMOTE and push the MENU SELECTOR, the WL.REMOTE is switched to either enabled ( ) or disabled ( ).

MIRROR

EIS ( ) (see page 47)

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

1 0 : 0 0

10 . J A N . 2 0 0 3

(CAM mode)

DSE (Digital Special Effect) (see page 48)

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.

PROGRAM AE (see page 42)

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 PROGRAM AE values if the values have not been preset in the regular menu.

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WHT. BALANCE (see page 44)

- 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.

SHUTTER SPEED & EXPOSURE

You can set values for SHUTTER SPEED and EXPOSURE by selecting (

For more information, see the next chapter.

) icon and pushing the MENU SELECTOR.

Setting the Quick menu

1. Set the camcorder to CAM mode.

2. Move the MENU SELECTOR to select a function you want and then push the MENU SELECTOR to change the values.

Note

■ Quick menu function will not operate in EASY mode.

EIS

DSE

PROGRAM AE

WHT. BALANCE

SHUTTTER

EXPOSURE

MIRROR

SHUTTER

EXPOSURE

STBY

0 : 0 0 : 0 0

WL.REMOTE

1 0 : 0 0

1 0 . J A N . 2 0 0 3

DATE/TIME

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SHUTTER SPEED & EXPOSURE

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

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

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

1. Set the power switch to CAM mode.

2. 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.

Only SHUTTER SPEED up to 1/250 are available when using a M.REC mode.

EXPOSURE can be set between 00 and 29.

3. To exit from the setting screen, select the icon( ) and push the MENU SELECTOR.

Recommended Shutter speeds when recording

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

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

Indoor sports such as basketball : 1/120

Notes

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

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

Image may not seem as smooth when a high shutter speed is set.

The camcorder returns to auto shutter setting and auto exposure setting when you 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.

When recording with a SHUTTER SPEED or EXPOSURE, the Flash function does not work.

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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.

1. Set the power switch to CAM mode.

2. Press the SLOW SHUTTER button.

3. Each time you press the SLOW SHUTTER button, SHUTTER SPEED is changed to

1/25, 1/12, 1/6, off.

4. To exit, press the SLOW SHUTTER button.

Notes

When using "SLOW SHUTTER" the image takes on a slow motion like effect.

The SLOW SHUTTER function will not operate in EASY mode.

While using the SLOW SHUTTER function, you cannot use the following functions:

PROGRAM AE, EIS, Digital Zoom, SHUTTER SPEED, EXPOSURE, DSE, MEMORY MIX, Flash

When using “SLOW SHUTTER” function, the focus is adjusted slowly and sometimes the white dots will appear on the screen, this is not a fault.

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EASY Mode (for Beginners)

The EASY mode allows a beginner to easily make good guality video 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 EIS (

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

) will be displayed.

However, the DATE/TIME will only be seen if it has been previously set. (see page 56)

3. Press START/STOP to start recording.

■ Recording will begin using the basic automatic settings.

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

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

Notes

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

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

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

EASY

STBY

0 : 0 0 : 0 0

5 5 min

1 0 : 0 0

1 0 . J A N . 2 0 0 3

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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 conditions that make automatic focusing difficult and/or unreliable.

a

Auto Focusing

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

Manual Focusing

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

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

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

c. Very shiny or glossy surfaces like a car.

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

1. Set the power switch to CAM mode.

2. Frame the picture with the zoom control.

■ If you use the zoom after manual focusing, the picture may go out of focus.

3. Press the MF/AF button to switch to manual focus.

M. FOCUS(MF) appears in the display.

4. Turn the MF dial up or down until the object is in focus.

Zoom out a little if focusing is difficult.

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

c

1

2

MF/AF

3

M. FOCUS MF

b d

ENGLISH

STBY

0 : 0 0 : 0 0

5 3 min

2 0 : 0 0

8 . J U N . 2 0 0 3

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Advanced Recording

BLC (Back Light Compensation)

BLC works in CAM/M.REC mode.

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

The subject is in front of a window.

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

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

The subject is outdoors and the background is overcast.

The light sources are too bright.

The subject is against a snowy background.

1. Set the power switch to CAM mode.

2. Press the BLC button.

■ Normal - BLC - Normal

■ BLC enhances the subject.

Note

■ The BLC function will not operate in EASY mode.

* BLC off

BLC

* BLC on

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Advanced Recording

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)

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.

Press the FADE button

a. FADE OUT (Approx. 4 seconds)

FADE

FADE

a. FADE OUT

b. FADE IN (Approx. 4 seconds)

Gradual appearance b. FADE IN

STBY

0:00:00

REC

0:00:15

REC

0:00:15

STBY

0:00:20

Gradual disappearance

Release the FADE button

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Advanced Recording

Audio dubbing

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.

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 Multi-AV cable to the camcorder by inserting the Multi-AV cable into the Multi-AV Jack at the front side of the camcorder. (VP-D93i/D97i/D99i only)

Press the MENU button, move the MENU SELECTOR to highlight A/V and push the MENU SELECTOR.

Move the MENU SELECTOR to highlight AV IN/OUT and push the MENU

SELECTOR to select AV IN/OUT.

Move the MENU SELECTOR to highlight AV IN(or S-VIDEO IN) and push the MENU SELECTOR to select AV IN(or S-VIDEO IN).

2. Press the dubbed.

(PLAY/STILL) button and find the timeframe of the scene to be

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

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

■ A.DUB will be displayed on the LCD.

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

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

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

Notes

Audio (L) Audio (R)

(VP-D93i/D97i/D99i only)

AV IN

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

When you wish to dub using the External A/V input, you must connect the Multi-AV cable to the audio system from which you wish to record. (VP-D93i/D97i/D99i only)

When adding sound using the built-in microphone, make sure not to connect any cables to the camcorder.

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

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Advanced Recording

Dubbed audio Playback

1. Insert the dubbed tape and press MENU button.

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.

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

6. Using the MENU SELECTOR, select the AUDIO 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.

7. To exit, press the MENU button.

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

Note

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

PLAYER MODE

A / V SET

REC MODE

PHOTO SEARCH

PHOTO COPY

AUDIO MODE

AUDIO SELECT

WIND CUT

AV IN/OUT

PLAYER MODE

A / V SET

AUDIO SELECT

SOUND [ 1 ]

SOUND [ 2 ]

MIX [ 1 + 2 ]

12

SOUND[1]

OUT

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Advanced Recording

PHOTO Image Recording

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

■ The still picture appears on the LCD monitor.

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

2. Press the PHOTO button fully down.

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

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

Searching for a PHOTO picture

The PHOTO SEARCH works in PLAYER mode only.

1. Press the MENU button. (or press the PHOTO SEARCH button on the remote control.)

■ 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.

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.

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

PHOTO

PLAYER MODE

INITIAL

CAMERA

A/V

MEMORY

VIEWER

REC MODE

PHOTO SEARCH

COPY

AUDIO MODE

AUDIO SELECT

WIND CUT

AV IN/OUT

12

OUT

PLAYER MODE

A / V SET

REC MODE

PHOTO SEARCH

PHOTO COPY

AUDIO MODE

AUDIO SELECT

WIND CUT

AV IN/OUT

12

SOUND[1]

OUT

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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.

2. Downward recording.

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

3. Upward recording.

Making a recording viewing the LCD screen from below.

4. Self recording.

Making a recording viewing the LCD screen from the front.

5. Recording with the Viewfinder.

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

1

3

5

2

4

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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 Multi-AV cable.

The yellow plug : Video

The white plug : Audio(L)

The red plug : Audio(R) - STEREO only

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

You may use the 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 back.

Video input-

Yellow

TV

Audio input

(left)-White

Audio input

(right)-Red

S-VIDEO input

Camcorder

A/V OUT

Notes

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

If you use a S-VIDEO plug, you will need to connect an audio cable.

If you connect the cable to the Multi-AV Jack, you will not hear sound from the speakers.

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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 Multi-AV cable.

■ The yellow plug : Video

The white plug : Audio(L) - Mono

The red plug : Audio(R)

2. Connect a TV to the VCR.

3. Set the power switch on the camcorder to 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 back.

Playback

You can play the recorded tape in PLAYER mode.

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

2. Insert the tape you wish to play back.

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

4. Press the (PLAY/STILL) button.

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

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

ANTENNA

VCR

VIDEO

AUDIO(L)

AUDIO(R)

S-VIDEO

TV

A/V OUT

CAMCORDER

Note

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

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Playback

Various Functions while in PLAYER mode

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.

To prevent tape and head-drum wear, your camcorder will automatically stop if it is left in STILL or SLOW modes for more than 3 minutes.

Playback pause

Press the (PLAY/STILL) button during Playback.

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

Picture search (Forward/Reverse)

Press the (FF) or (REW) buttons once 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.

Slow playback (Forward/Reverse)

Forward Slow Playback

Press the SLOW button on the remote control during Playback.

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

Reverse Slow Playback

Press the (_) 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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Playback

Frame advance (To play back frame by frame)

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

The F.ADV function works in still mode only.

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

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 )

Forward X2 Playback

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

■ To resume normal playback, press the

Reverse X2 Playback

(PLAY/STILL) button.

Press (_) the button during during Forward X2 Playback

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

Reverse playback

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.

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.

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Playback

ZERO MEMORY

The 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.

1. Press the ZERO MEMORY button on the remote control during playback or before recording at the point you wish to return to.

■ The time code is changed to a tape counter that is set to zero and stored in a memory with the count 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 changes to the time code.

Notes

In the following situations, ZERO MEMORY mode may be cancelled 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.

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Recording in PLAYER mode

Recording in PLAYER mode (VP-D93i/D97i/D99i only)

You can use this camcorder as a recorder.

You can record a tape from VCR or TV.

VCR

1. Connect the camcorder and VCR or TV with the Multi-AV 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, 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.

ANTENNA

7. Move the MENU SELECTOR to highlight AV IN or S-VIDEO IN and push the

MENU SELECTOR.

“AV IN” and picture appear on the LCD monitor.

OUT : Releases the INPUT mode

AV IN : When signals are received from the Audio/Video input jacks

S-VIDEO IN : When signals are received from the the S-video (S-Jack plug) and Audio inputs

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.

TV

Notes

VIDEO

AUDIO(L)

AUDIO(R)

S-VIDEO

A/V OUT

PLAYER MODE

A / V SET

REC MODE

PHOTO SEARCH

PHOTO COPY

AUDIO MODE

AUDIO SELECT

WIND CUT

AV IN/OUT

PLAYER MODE

A / V SET

AV IN/OUT

OUT

AV IN

S-VIDEO IN

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.

CAMCORDER

12

SOUND[1]

OUT

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IEEE 1394 Data Transfer

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

Connecting to a DV device

Connecting with other DV standard products.

■ A standard DV connection is quite simple.

If a product has a DV port, you can transfer data by connecting to the DV port using the correct cable.

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

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

Connecting to a PC

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

■ Turn off the power of both the camcorder and the PC before

■ connecting.

Optional software necessary.

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

System requirements

CPU : faster Intel

®

Pentium III™ 450Mhz compatible.

Operating system : Windows

®

98SE, ME, 2000, XP, Mac OS (9.1~10.2)

Main memory : more than 64 MB RAM

IEEE1394 add-on card or built in IEEE1394 card

Notes

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.

Operation may not work correctly, depending on the software you are using, and the specifications of your PC and its settings.

See your PC instruction manual for details.

When you transmit data from the camcorder to PC, PC function button is available in PLAYER mode only.

Do not use the camcorder and IEEE1394 together as this will cause IEEE1394 to shut off.

Do not disconnect the DV cable while data is being transferred to the PC.

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IEEE 1394 Data Transfer

Recording with a DV connection cable (VP-D93i/D97i/D99i only)

1. Set the mode switch to TAPE.

2. Set the power switch to PLAYER mode.

3. 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 appears on the screen.

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

■ PAUSE is displayed on the OSD.

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

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

■ If you want to pause recording momentarily, press the

START/STOP button again.

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

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.

Operation is not guaranteed for all the recommended computer environments mentioned above.

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USB interface

Transferring a Digital Image through a USB Connection

You can easily transfer still images/movies from a camera, tape to a PC without additional add-on cards via a USB connection.

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

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

System Requirements

CPU : Intel

®

Pentium II™ 400MHz processor compatible or better

Operating system : Windows

®

98SE/ME/2000/XP

RAM : 64 MB or more

CD-ROM: 4x CD-ROM drive

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

Available USB port

Hard Disc : 4GB (8GB recommended)

Notes

Intel

®

Pentium II™ is a trademark of the Intel Corporation.

Windows

® is a registered trademark of the Microsoft

®

Corporation.

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

Operations are not guaranteed for all of the recommended computer environments mentioned above.

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USB interface

Installing DVC Media 6.0 Program

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

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

Program installation

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

-

Installation selection screen appears in the monitor.

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

1.

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 one of 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 PC CAMERA Driver (Capture driver, Twain driver)

DVC Media 6.0: PC Application program

■ Photo Edition: Editing Software

MS Formatter: Using when you format Memory Stick on your PC

Using the “PC camera” function

You can use this camcorder as a PC CAMERA.

It is possible to use your camcorder with Web sites that require video & chat functions.

When you connect to a Web site that can provide video and chat functions, you can use your camcorder for such functions.

Using the camcorder with PC installed Net-meeting program, you can conduct video conference.

The screen size of PC CAMERA is 160

120 Pixel. (320

240)

1. Set the mode switch to Tape or Memory Stick, 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.

Note

■ DVC Media 6.0 User’s Manual is included on the accompanying CD in Adobe’s Portable Document Format (PDF).

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

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USB interface

Connecting to a PC

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

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

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

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

There is a possibility you’ll here some audio noise if you use the MIC jack.

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 corrupted.

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.

DV(IEEE1394) connection is encouraged with PC for transmission of more vivid image quality at the time of moving picture transmission.

USB Cable

USB AUDIO Cable

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Digital Still Camera mode

MEMORY STICK

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

Memory Stick Functions

Recording still images and MJPEG movie

Viewing still images and MJPEG 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 corruption.

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

Terminal

Protection tab

TM

“Memory Stick” and are trademarks of Sony Corporation.

TM

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

Furthermore, “™”and “

®

” are not mentioned in each case in this manual.

“Memory Stick PRO” can not be used with this unit.

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Digital Still Camera mode

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 beneath the camcorder, in the direction of the arrow.

Ejecting the Memory Stick

1. Turn the Power switch to OFF.

2. Push the Memory Stick, it will move 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.

Notes

If you set the camcorder to M.PLAY mode, the last recorded image appears.

If there are no recorded images on the Memory Stick, “NO STORED IMAGE!” 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.

If the USB cable is connected to the camcorder, the (FWD), (REV), , S.SHOW, MULTI-DISPLAY buttons are not available in M.PLAY mode.

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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 MJPEG file format on the Memory

Stick.

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

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

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

Stick.

Image Format

Still image

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

The number of pixels are 1280

960, 640

480 in each mode.

Moving Image

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

The number of pixels are 320

240, 160

120 in each mode.

DCIM

100 SSDVC

DCAM 0001

DCAM 0002

..

..

101SSDVC

*M. PLAY

000-0000

File number

Folder number

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 a 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.

+

+

: M.REC mode

: M.PLAY mode

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Digital Still Camera mode

Selecting the image quality

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

Select the photo quality

1. Set the mode switch to MEMORY STICK.

2. Set the power switch to the CAM mode.

3. Press the MENU button.

■ The menu list will appear.

4. Move the MENU SELECTOR to highlight MEMORY.

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

6. Move the MENU SELECTOR to highlight PHOTO QUALITY in the submenu.

7. Push the MENU SELECTOR.

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.

Number of images on the Memory Stick

QUALITY

SUPER FINE

FINE

NORMAL

Still Image Size

1280

960

640

480

1280 ✕ 960

640 ✕ 480

1280

960

640

480

8MB

Approx.12

Approx.49

Approx.24

Approx.99

Approx.49

Approx.199

16MB

Approx.24

Approx.99

Approx.49

Approx.199

Approx.99

Approx.399

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

M.REC MODE

MEMORY SET

PHOTO QUALITY

IMAGE SIZE

MJPEG SIZE

CONTINUOUS SHOT

PRINT MARK

PROTECT

FILE NUMBER

DELETE

FORMAT

F

1280X960

320X240

000

SERIES

M.REC MODE

INITIAL

CAMERA

A/V

MEMORY

VIEWER

PHOTO QUALITY

IMAGE SIZE

MJPEG SIZE

CONTINUOUS SHOT

PRINT MARK

PROTECT

FILE NO.

DELETE

FORMAT

M.REC MODE

MEMORY SET

PHOTO QUALITY

SUPER FINE

FINE

NORMAL

SF

F

N

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Digital Still Camera mode

Selecting the recording image size

Select the image size of still image to be recorded.

1. Set the mode switch to MEMORY STICK.

2. Set the power switch to the CAM mode.

3. Press the MENU button.

■ The menu list will appear

4. Use the MENU SELECTOR to highlight MEMORY and push the MENU SELECTOR.

5. Select IMAGE SIZE from the submenu and push the MENU SELECTOR.

■ The IMAGE SIZE toggles between 1280 x 960 and 640 x 480 with each push.

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

Note

■ Still images that are recorded at an image size of 1280 x 960 on your camcorder, may not playback properly on other digital devices as the device may not support recordings made with this image size.

M.REC MODE

INITIAL

CAMERA

A/V

MEMORY

VIEWER

PHOTO QUALITY

IMAGE SIZE

MJPEG SIZE

CONTINUOUS SHOT

PRINT MARK

PROTECT

FILE NO.

DELETE

FORMAT

M.REC MODE

MEMORY SET

PHOTO QUALITY

IMAGE SIZE

MJPEG SIZE

CONTINUOUS SHOT

PRINT MARK

PROTECT

FILE NUMBER

DELETE

FORMAT

F

1280X960

320X240

000

SERIES

F

[ 1 0 / 1 4 ]

3 2 0 0 0 min

1280

Image Size

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Selecting the moving picture size

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.

6. Move the MENU SELECTOR to highlight MJPEG SIZE.

7. Push the MENU SELECTOR button.

■ The MJPEG SIZE toggles between 320 ✕ 240 - 160 ✕ 120 with each push.

Maximum recording time of moving picture

MJPEG SIZE

320 ✕ 240

160 ✕ 120

Maximum recording time

15 seconds

60 seconds

M.REC MODE

INITIAL

CAMERA

A/V

MEMORY

VIEWER

PHOTO QUALITY

IMAGE SIZE

MJPEG SIZE

CONTINUOUS SHOT

PRINT MARK

PROTECT

FILE NO.

DELETE

FORMAT

M.REC MODE

MEMORY SET

PHOTO QUALITY

IMAGE SIZE

MJPEG SIZE

CONTINUOUS SHOT

PRINT MARK

PROTECT

FILE NUMBER

DELETE

FORMAT

F

1280X960

320X240

000

SERIES

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Digital Still Camera mode

Recording images continuously

You can record still images continuously.

Select one of the three modes described below before recording.

■ NORMAL( ) : Your camcorder records up to 2 still images in 1280 x 960 size or 6 still images in 640 x 480 size at about 0.7sec intervals.

Recording image size is 640 x 480 only

MULTI SCENE ( 6, 9) : Your camcorder records 6 or 9 still images at about 0.4sec intervals and displays the images on a single page divided into six or nine boxes. Still images are recorded in 640 x 480 size.

Select the CONTINUOUS SHOT

1. Set the mode switch to MEMORY STICK.

2. Set the power switch to the CAM mode.

3. Press the MENU button and move the MENU SELECTOR to highlight MEMORY.

4. Move the MENU SELECTOR to highlight CONTINUOUS SHOT in the submenu.

M.REC MODE

5. Push the MENU SELECTOR.

6. Using the MENU SELECTOR, select the continuous shot.

INITIAL

CAMERA

A/V

MEMORY

VIEWER

Push the MENU SELECTOR to confirm the continuous shot.

If you exit the sub-menu without pushing the MENU SELECTOR, the continuous shot mode is not changed.

PHOTO QUALITY

IMAGE SIZE

MJPEG SIZE

CONTINUOUS SHOT

PRINT MARK

PROTECT

FILE NO.

DELETE

FORMAT

7. To exit, press the MENU button.

Notes

When selecting NORMAL

Recording continues up to the maximum number of still images whilst pressing PHOTO button fully down. Release PHOTO button to STOP recording.

During recording images continuously, the flash does not work.

The number of images you can record continuously varies depending on the image size and the capacity of the Memory stick.

M.REC MODE

MEMORY SET

PHOTO QUALITY

IMAGE SIZE

MJPEG SIZE

CONTINUOUS SHOT

PRINT MARK

PROTECT

FILE NUMBER

DELETE

FORMAT

F

1280X960

320X240

000

SERIES

M.REC MODE

MEMORY SET

CONTINUOUS SHOT

NORMAL

HIGH SPEED

MULTI SCENE

SPLIT

SPLIT

6

9

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Setting the File Number

The images you take are automatically assigned file numbers from 0001 to 9999.

Set the image file numbers so that they reset each time a Memory Stick is formatted, or so that they count up continuously.

■ SERIES

Numbering is continuous between the Memory Sticks, so that the first file number assigned on a new Memory Stick is 1 more than the last file number assigned on the previous Memory Stick.

When the file number are set to SERIES, each image taken is assigned a different number, avoiding duplication of numbers. This is convenient when you want to manage your images on a PC.

We recommend keeping the file numbers set to SERIES.

RESET

When the Memory Stick is formatted, the file number resets to its default value (100-0001).

If the Memory Stick already contains files, the next available number is assigned.

1. Set the mode switch to MEMORY STICK position.

2. Set the power switch to CAM or PLAYER mode.

3. Press the MENU button and move the MENU SELECTOR to highlight MEMORY.

4. Push the MENU SELECTOR to enter submenu.

5. Select FILE NUMBER from the sub-menu and push the MENU SELECTOR.

■ The FILE NUMBER toggles between SERIES and RESET with each push.

6. To exit, press the MENU button.

M.PLAY MODE

INITIAL

CAMERA

A/V

MEMORY

VIEWER

PHOTO QUALITY

IMAGE SIZE

MJPEG SIZE

CONTINUOUS SHOT

PRINT MARK

PROTECT

FILE NO.

DELETE

FORMAT

M.PLAY MODE

MEMORY SET

PHOTO QUALITY

IMAGE SIZE

MJPEG SIZE

CONTINUOUS SHOT

PRINT MARK

PROTECT

FILE NUMBER

DELETE

FORMAT

F

1280X960

320X240

000

SERIES

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Digital Still Camera mode

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

Audio cannot be recorded with still images onto the Memory Stick.

Recording images to a Memory Stick

1. Set the mode switch to MEMORY STICK.

2. Set the power switch to CAM.

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

■ During autofocus photo mark ( ) flashes in the display as the camcorder adjusts the

■ focus and is continuously displayed when the camcorder is ready to take the still image.

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

4. Press the PHOTO button fully down.

■ The still image is recorded to the Memory Stick.

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

Notes

The remote controller’s PHOTO button has no halfway setting.

Press the button fully and the camcorder immediately takes the image.

Do not turn the power off, eject a Memory Stick or remove the battery pack during recording.

The Memory Stick or its data may be damaged.

If focusing is difficult with the autofocus mode when using the PHOTO function, focus manually.

PHOTO

F

[ 0 9 / 2 4 ]

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Digital Still Camera mode

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. (see page 91)

The still images date/time will reflect the date and time the copies are made.

The image size of a still image recorded from cassette onto a Memory Stick will be

1

640

480.

1. Set the mode switch to TAPE.

2. Set the power switch to PLAYER mode.

3. Play back the cassette.

4. Press the PHOTO button lightly (about halfway down), 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.

5. Press the PHOTO button fully down.

The still image is recorded to the Memory Stick.

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

2

3

4

PHOTO

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Digital Still Camera mode

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.

■ The still images date/time will reflect the date and time the copies are made.

The image size of a still image copied from tape to Memory Stick will be 640

Before operation

✕ 480.

Insert a recorded tape into your camcorder and rewind the tape.

Insert a Memory Stick into your camcorder.

1. Set the mode switch to TAPE.

2. Set the power switch to the PLAYER mode.

3. Press the MENU button.

4. Move the MENU SELECTOR to highlight A/V and push the MENU SELECTOR.

■ The submenu will appear.

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

7. Press (STOP) button to stop copying.

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

PLAYER MODE

INITIAL

CAMERA

A/V

MEMORY

VIEWER

REC MODE

PHOTO SEARCH

COPY

AUDIO MODE

AUDIO SELECT

WIND CUT

AV IN/OUT

12

OUT

PLAYER MODE

A / V SET

REC MODE

PHOTO SEARCH

PHOTO COPY

AUDIO MODE

AUDIO SELECT

WIND CUT

AV IN/OUT

12

SOUND[1]

OUT

PHOTO COPY

0 : 1 0 : 3 5 : 0 2

[ 1 5 / 4 4 ]

640

NOW SEARCH ...

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Digital Still Camera mode

MJPEG RECORDING

Audio cannot be recorded onto the Memory Stick.

Saving the pictures captured by a camera as a moving picture file onto MEMORY STICK

1. Insert the MEMORY STICK into your camcorder.

2. Set the mode switch to MEMORY STICK position.

3. Set the power switch to CAM mode.

4. Press the START/STOP button.

■ When MJPEG SIZE in the menu setting is set to 320 x 240, the maximum recording time is 15 seconds. however, when MJPEG SIZE in the menu settings is set to 160 x 120, the maximum recording time is 60 seconds.

■ You can record a camera still image onto the memory stick by pressing the

Photo button instead of the START/STOP button.

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

■ The camcorder starts to write the moving picture to the Memory Stick when recording is

■ finished.

While the camcorder is writing the moving picture, “ ” appears on the screen.

Notes

The moving picture images that you recorded are saved in *.avi file format on the Memory Stick.

You can record the moving picture images as 320 x 240 pixel or 160 x 120 pixel.

The file that you recorded are saved in a following folder.

DCIM

100 SSDVC

DCAM 0001

DCAM 0002

..

..

101SSDVC

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The moving picture images on a Memory Stick are smaller size and lower definition than one on Tape.

■ There could be any broken or mosaic pictures while playing the MJPEG moving picture images, but it is not malfunction.

■ You can transfer MJPEG file to PC through DVC Media 6.0 using USB port on your PC.

And then, play MJPEG file with a moving picture player program like a Microsoft Windows Media Player.

(DVC Media 6.0 is included in the CD that is supplied).

■ The following functions are not allowed in M.REC Mode.

EIS (Electronic Image Stabilizer), Digital Zoom, Fade, Program AE, Digital Effect, Slow Shutter

While you record in Memory Stick, do not turn the power off, eject a Memory Stick or remove the battery pack.

The Memory Stick or its data maybe damaged.

Moving images recorded on the Memory Stick may not play on other manufacturer's camcorders.

■ The MJPEG file recorded by another camcorder might not be allowed to play by this camcorder.

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Digital Still Camera mode

Viewing Still images/Moving pictures

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

There are 3 ways to view recorded images.

■ Single images/Moving pictures

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

Multi display : To view 6 images at once.

You cannot hear the sound.

1 0 0 - 0 0 0 4

[0 4 / 0 6]

1280 X 960

Image

Size

DCAM0002.AVI

still image

To view a Single image

1. Set the mode switch to MEMORY STICK.

2. Set the power switch to PLAYER mode.

■ The last still image/moving picture recorded appears in the display.

If there are no recorded still images/moving pictures on the Memory Stick,

NO STORED IMAGE! and will display on the screen.

3. Using the (FWD) and (REV) buttons, search for the desired still images/moving pictures.

To view the next still image/moving picture: press the (FWD) button.

To view the previous still image/moving picture: press the (REV) button.

Pressing (FWD) when you are on the last still image/moving picture will take you to the first still image and pressing (REV) when you are on the first still image/moving picture will take you to the last still image/moving picture.

Keep pressing (FWD) or (REV) to search for an still image/moving picture quickly.

■ Moving picture: Pressing (PLAY/STILL) plays back the moving picture and will show first scene as a still image when playback ends.

Pressing (PLAY/STILL) during playback will stop the moving picture and the scene is shown as a still image.

Pressing (PLAY/STILL) again will restart the playback.

MJPEG

moving picture

0 0 / 1 5 sec

320

Playback time/

Time of recorded picture

MJPEG Size

File number

Notes

There could be some broken or mosaic pictures displayed while playing the MJPEG moving pictures. This is not a fault.

It is possible that moving pictures that you recorded in the Memory Stick might not playback in other brands of camcorder.

The MJPEG file recorded by another camcorder might not playback in this camcorder.

Memory Stick with large file sizes may take additional time to replay.

You can transfer MJPEG file to PC through DVC Media 6.0 using USB port on your PC. And then, play MJPEG file with a moving picture player program like a Microsoft Windows Media Player. (DVC Media 6.0 is included in the CD supplied)

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To view a slide show

1. Set the mode switch to MEMORY STICK.

2. Set the power switch to PLAYER mode.

■ The last recorded still image/moving picture 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.

To view the Multi Display

1. Set the mode switch to MEMORY STICK.

2. Set the power switch to PLAYER mode.

■ The last recorded still image/moving picture appears.

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3. To view six stored still image/moving picture on single screen, press the MULTI DISP. button.

A selection mark ( ) appears under the still image/moving picture.

■ Moving pictures will be displayed with the first scene as a still image, indicated by a picture mark ( ).

Move the MENU SELECTOR to select a still image/moving picture.

To display the previous six images, press the (REV).

To display the next six images, press the (FWD).

100-0025

22

4. To return to single playback mode, press the MULTI DISP. button again.

The still image/moving picture you have marked fills the whole display.

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Marking still images for printing

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

You can automatically print still 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 still 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.

M.PLAY MODE

INITIAL

CAMERA

A/V

MEMORY

VIEWER

PHOTO QUALITY

IMAGE SIZE

MJPEG SIZE

CONTINUOUS SHOT

PRINT MARK

PROTECT

FILE NO.

DELETE

FORMAT

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.

M.PLAY MODE

MEMORY SET

PHOTO QUALITY

IMAGE SIZE

MJPEG SIZE

CONTINUOUS SHOT

PRINT MARK

PROTECT

FILE NUMBER

DELETE

FORMAT

F

1280X960

320X240

000

SERIES

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 still images.

You cannot write print marks on moving pictures.

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Protection from accidental erasure

You can protect important still images/moving pictures from accidental erasure.

■ If you execute FORMAT, all still images/moving pictures including protected images will be erased.

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1. Set the mode switch to MEMORY STICK.

2. Set the power switch to PLAYER.

■ The last recorded still image/moving picture appears.

■ If there are no recorded still images/moving pictures on the Memory Stick, NO STORED

IMAGE! and will display on the screen.

3. Using the (FWD) and (REV) buttons, search for the still image/moving picture that you want to protect.

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.

6. Move the MENU SELECTOR to highlight PROTECT and push the MENU SELECTOR.

M.PLAY MODE

INITIAL

CAMERA

A/V

MEMORY

VIEWER

PHOTO QUALITY

IMAGE SIZE

MJPEG SIZE

CONTINUOUS SHOT

PRINT MARK

PROTECT

FILE NO.

DELETE

FORMAT

M.PLAY MODE

MEMORY SET

PHOTO QUALITY

IMAGE SIZE

MJPEG SIZE

CONTINUOUS SHOT

PRINT MARK

PROTECT

FILE NUMBER

DELETE

FORMAT

F

1280X960

320X240

000

SERIES

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 (REV) buttons, search for the still image/moving picture that you wish to protect.

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

Note

If the write protect tab on the Memory Stick is set to LOCK, you cannot carry out image protection.

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Deleting Still images/Moving pictures

You can erase the still images/moving pictures recorded on the Memory Stick.

If you want to delete protected still images/moving pictures, you must first deactivate the image protection.

An image which has been deleted cannot be recovered.

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/moving picture 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 still image/moving picture.

■ Using the MENU SELECTOR, select the item.

EXECUTE : deletes the selected still images/moving pictures.

CANCEL : does not delete the selected still images/moving pictures and returns to the previous menu.

Note

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

M.PLAY MODE

INITIAL

CAMERA

A/V

MEMORY

VIEWER

PHOTO QUALITY

IMAGE SIZE

MJPEG SIZE

CONTINUOUS SHOT

PRINT MARK

PROTECT

FILE NO.

DELETE

FORMAT

M.PLAY MODE

MEMORY SET

PHOTO QUALITY

IMAGE SIZE

MJPEG SIZE

CONTINUOUS SHOT

PRINT MARK

PROTECT

FILE NUMBER

DELETE

FORMAT

F

1280X960

320X240

000

SERIES

M.PLAY MODE

MEMORY SET

DELETE

THIS FILE

ALL FILES

CANCLE

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Digital Still Camera mode

Formatting the Memory Stick

You can use the MEMORY FORMAT functions to completely delete all still images/moving pictures and options on the

Memory Stick, including protected still images/moving pictures.

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

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

Attention

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

1. Set the mode switch to MEMORY STICK.

2. Set the power switch to PLAYER mode.

3. Press the MENU button.

4. Move the MENU SELECTOR to highlight MEMORY and push the MENU SELECTOR.

■ The sub menu will appear.

5. Select FORMAT from the list and push the MENU SELECTOR.

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

7. Using the MENU SELECTOR, select the item.

NO : To return to previous menu

YES : To start formatting.

8. Push the MENU SELECTOR.

9. To exit the menu, push the MENU button.

M.PLAY MODE

INITIAL

CAMERA

A/V

MEMORY

VIEWER

PHOTO QUALITY

IMAGE SIZE

MJPEG SIZE

CONTINUOUS SHOT

PRINT MARK

PROTECT

FILE NO.

DELETE

FORMAT

M.PLAY MODE

MEMORY SET

PHOTO QUALITY

IMAGE SIZE

MJPEG SIZE

CONTINUOUS SHOT

PRINT MARK

PROTECT

FILE NUMBER

DELETE

FORMAT

F

1280X960

320X240

000

SERIES

Note

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

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Smart Shoe

Using the Smart Shoe

You can use to attach an optional accessory to the camcorder’s Smart Shoe.

The accessory is powered by the camcorder’s power supply.

Turn the camcorder’s power off before attaching/removing the accessory to the Smart Shoe.

Types of optional accessories for Smart Shoe.

VL-S1FL

ZM-EC1

Video Light/Flash

Gun Zoom Mic ex) Using the VL-S1FL Video Light/Flash(optional)

1. Slide the VL-S1FL(Video Light/Flash) onto the Smart Shoe and tighten with shoe lock.

■ Slide the VL-S1FL onto the camcorder until it clicks securely into place.

■ Make sure that the accessory does not come disconnected when turning the shoe lock.

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

3. Move the Video Light’s power switch to AUTO or ON.

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Smart Shoe

VL-S1FL Video Light/Flash

Attach the Video Light/Flash to a camcorder when recording in dark places.

When recording a PHOTO, you can take natural-looking flash pictures with appropriate illumination using the Flash.

ZM-EC1 Gun Zoom Mic

This is a highly sensitive microphone that can be switched between functioning as a directional microphone (Gun mode) or variable microphone (Zoom mode).

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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.

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

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

3. Set the power switch to the OFF mode.

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

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

1

3

2

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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.

2. Insert the cleaning tape.

3. Press the (PLAY/STILL) button.

4. Press the (STOP) button after 10 seconds.

Notes

Check the quality of the picture using a videocassette.

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

If the problem continues, contact your local authorized service 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.

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.

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

slow

TAPE END!

TAPE END!

TAPE!

slow no slow slow the battery pack is almost discharged.

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

the tape reached its end.

there is no tape in camcorder.

the tape is record protected.

PROTECTION!

....D

L

C

R slow the camcorder has some mechanical fault.

slow moisture condensation has formed in the camcorder.

Action

Change to a charged one.

Prepare a new one.

Change to a new one.

Insert a tape.

If you want to record, release the protection.

1. Eject the tape.

2. Set to OFF.

3. Detach the battery.

4. Reattach the battery.

* If unresolved contact your local service representative. see below.

Moisture Condensation

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

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

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

Open the cassette compartment and remove the battery.

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

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Troubleshooting

Self Diagnosis Display in M.REC/M.PLAY mode

Display Blinking

MEMORY STICK!

slow

MEMORY FULL!

NO STORED

IMAGE!

WRITE

PROTECT!

PROTECT!

READ ERROR!

slow slow slow slow slow

There is no Memory stick in the camcorder.

There is not enough memory to record.

There are no images recorded on the Memory

Stick.

The Memory Stick is record protected.

When you try to delete to protected image.

The camera can not playback.

Action

Insert a Memory Stick.

Change to a new Memory

Stick. Erase recorded image.

Record new images.

Release the write protect tab on the Memory Stick.

Cancel the protect of image.

WRITE ERROR!

slow slow

The camera can not record.

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

Format a Memory Stick or change to a new Memory

Stick.

Format a Memory Stick.

NOT

FORMATTED!

NOW DELETE...

NOW FORMAT...

NOW COPY...

slow slow slow

The Memory Stick needs to format.

When progressing FILE

DELETE.

When progressing

MEMORY FORMAT.

When progressing FILE

COPY.

Wait until Delete has finished.

Wait until formatting has finished.

Wait until copying has finished.

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Troubleshooting

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

Symptom

You cannot switch the camcorder on.

START/STOP button does not operate while recording.

The camcorder goes off automatically.

The battery pack is quickly exhausted.

Explanation/Solution

Check the battery pack or the AC Power Adapter.

Check the POWER switch is set to CAM.

You have reached the end of the cassette.

Check the record protection tab on the cassette.

You have left the camcorder set to STBY for more than 5 minutes without using it.

The battery pack is fully exhausted.

The atmospheric temperature is too low.

The battery pack has not been charged fully.

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

The video heads may be dirty.

Clean the head with a cleaning tape.

When you see a blue screen during playback.

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

The image in the viewfinder is blurred.

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.

Auto focus does not work.

Play, FF or REW button does not work.

When you see a broken block image during the RECORD

SEARCH.

The Viewfinder lens has not been adjusted.

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

Check the M.FOCUS menu.

Auto focus does not work in the Manual Focus mode.

Check the POWER switch. Set the power switch to

PLAYER.

You have reached the beginning or end of the cassette.

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

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Specifications

Model name: VP-D93(i)/D97(i)/D99(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

Earphone

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)

F2.0 12x(Optical), 800x(Digital) Electronic zoom lens

Ø30

2.5inchs 123k(VP-D93(i)/D97(i) only), 211k(VP-D99(i) only)

TFT LCD

0.24" B/W LCD(VP-D93(i)/D97(i) only), Colour LCD(VP-D99(i) only)

1Vp-p (75

Ω terminated)

Y: 1Vp-p, 75

, C: 0. 286Vp-p, 75

-7.5dBs (600

Ω terminated)

VP-DXXi: 4pin special in/out connector, VP-DXX: out only

Mini-B type connector

Ø3.5 stereo

Ø3.5 stereo

General

Power source

Power source type

Power consumption

(Recording)

Operating temperature

Storage temperature

External dimension

Weight

Built-in MIC

Remote control

DC 8.4V, Lithium Ion Battery Pack 7.4V

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

5.9W(LCD), 4.7W(VIEWFINDER)

0˚~40˚C (32˚F~104˚F)

-20˚C ~ 60˚C (-4˚F ~ 140˚F)

Length 126.5mm, Height 93.5mm, Width 75mm

512g (Except for Lithium Ion Battery Pack and tape)

Omni-directional stereo condenser microphone

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

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

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INDEX

- A -

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

Audio dubbing ....................................................................... 66

AUDIO MODE ....................................................................... 54

AUDIO SELECT .................................................................... 67

AV IN/OUT ............................................................................. 75

- B -

Battery Pack .......................................................................... 24

BEEP SOUND ....................................................................... 39

BLC ........................................................................................ 64

- C -

Cassette ................................................................................ 27

Charging the Lithium Ion Battery Pack.................................. 24

Cleaning .............................................................................. 103

CLOCK SET .......................................................................... 37

Condensation ....................................................................... 105

Connecting to TV or VCR ...................................................... 70

CONTINUOUS SHOT............................................................ 87

Copying Still images from a cassette to Memory Stick......... 91

- D -

DATE/TIME ............................................................................ 56

DC Cable ............................................................................... 23

Deleting Still images/Moving pictures .................................... 98

DEMONSTRATION ............................................................... 41

Digital zoom...................................................................... 45, 46

DSE (Digital Special Effects) ................................................. 48

DV ................................................................................... 76, 77

- E -

Earphone ................................................................................ 34

EASY Mode ........................................................................... 62

EIS (Electronic Image Stabilizer)............................................ 47

EXPOSURE .......................................................................... 60

- F -

Fade ...................................................................................... 65

File Number............................................................................ 88

Flash ....................................................................................... 52

Focusing ................................................................................. 63

Formatting the Memory Stick................................................. 99

Frame advance ..................................................................... 73

Functions buttons .................................................................. 14

- H -

Hand Strap ............................................................................ 22

- I -

IEEE1394 .............................................................................. 76

Image Size.............................................................................. 85

- L -

LCD ................................................................................. 30, 31

Lithium Battery Installation ..................................................... 21

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INDEX

- M -

Maintenance......................................................................... 102

Memory Mix............................................................................ 50

Memory Stick .................................................................. 81, 89

MF/AF .................................................................................... 63

MJPEG RECORDING............................................................ 92

MJPEG SIZE .......................................................................... 86

Multi display............................................................................ 95

- O -

OSD ................................................................................. 18, 19

- P -

PC Connection ....................................................................... 76

PHOTO copy ......................................................................... 91

PHOTO quality ...................................................................... 84

PHOTO SEARCH ................................................................. 68

Playback ................................................................................. 72

Playback Connection ............................................................. 70

Print Mark ............................................................................... 96

PROGRAM AE ...................................................................... 42

Protection .............................................................................. 97

- Q -

Quick Menu ........................................................................... 58

- R -

REC MODE ........................................................................... 53

REC Search .......................................................................... 29

Recording images to a Memory Stick.................................... 89

Remote control .......................................................... 17, 20, 38

- S -

Self Timer ............................................................................... 20

Shutter Sound ........................................................................ 40

SHUTTER SPEED ................................................................ 59

SLIDE SHOW......................................................................... 95

SLOW SHUTTER................................................................... 61

Smart Shoe .......................................................................... 100

Sound .................................................................................... 34

Speaker ................................................................................. 34

Still images ............................................................................ 94

- T -

Tape Protection ...................................................................... 27

TV DISPLAY .......................................................................... 57

- U -

USB ....................................................................................... 78

- V -

Viewfinder ........................................................................ 30, 32

Viewing still images/moving pictures ..................................... 94

- W -

WHT.BALANCE ..................................................................... 44

WIND CUT ............................................................................ 55

- Z -

ZERO MEMORY ................................................................... 74

Zoom ............................................................................... 45, 46

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Power Sources (United Kingdom Only)

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

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

BS1362 of the same rating must be used.

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

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

Replacement covers are available from your dealer.

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

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

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

IMPORTANT

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

BLUE = NEUTRAL BROWN = LIVE

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

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

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

WARNING

NOTE

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

This page is applicable to Great Britain only.

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