Samsung | HMX-H305BP | Samsung HMX-H300SP User Manual

user manual
High Definition Digital Camcorder
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For video recording, use a memory card that supports faster write speeds.
- Memory Card: A Class 6 SDHC card or above.
HMX-H300BP/HMX-H300SP/HMX-H300RP/HMX-H300UP
HMX-H303BP/HMX-H303SP/HMX-H303RP/HMX-H303UP
HMX-H304BP/HMX-H304SP/HMX-H304RP/HMX-H304UP
HMX-H305BP/HMX-H305SP/HMX-H305RP/HMX-H305UP
HMX-H320BP/HMX-H320SP/HMX-H320RP/HMX-H320UP
Before reading this user manual
SAFETY WARNINGS
Whattheiconsandsignsinthisusermanualmean;
WARNING
CAUTION
Thereisapotentialriskofdeathorseriousinjury.
Thereisapotentialriskofpersonalinjuryordamage
totheproduct.
Toreducetheriskoffire,explosion,electricshock,
orpersonalinjurywhenusingyourcamcorder,follow
thesebasicsafetyprecautions.
Herearehintsorpagenumberreferencesyouwill
findhelpfulwhenyouoperatethecamcorder.
Settingsrequiredbeforeusingafunction.
Thesewarningsignsareheretopreventinjurytoyouandothers.
Pleasefollowthemexplicitly.Afterreadingthissection,keepitinasafeplace
forfuturereference.
PRECAUTIONS
Warning!
• WhenusingtheACpoweradaptorwithyourcamcorder,connectthe
adaptortoanoutletwithprotectivegrounding.
• Donotexposethecamcorderbatterytodirectsunlight,heaters,radiators,
fire,oranyothersourceofexcessiveheat.
Caution
Ifyoureplacethebatterywiththewrongbattery,youcancauseanexplosion.
Replaceonlywiththesamebatteryoranequivalenttype.
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Todisconnecttheapparatusfromthemains,theplugmustbepulledout
fromthemainssocket,thereforethemainsplugshallbereadilyoperable.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON USE
Aboutthisusermanual
ThankyouforpurchasingthisSamsungCamcorder.Pleaseread
thisusermanualcarefullybeforeyouusethecamcorderandkeep
ithandyforfuturereference.Shouldyourcamcorderfailtooperate
correctly,refertoTroubleshooting.
This User Manual covers HMX-H00, HMX-H0, HMX-H04,
HMX-H0, HMX-H20 models.
• IllustrationsofmodelHMX-H300areusedinthisusermanual.
• Thedisplaysinthisusermanualmaynotbeexactlythesameas
thoseyouseeontheLCDscreen.
• Designsandspecificationsofthecamcorderandother
accessoriesaresubjecttochangewithoutanynotice.
• Inthisusermanual,theiconorsymbolintheparenthesis
appearinginadescriptionofasubmenuitemindicatesitwill
appearonthescreenwhensettingthecorrespondingitem.
Ex)Submenuitemof“Video Quality”page54
-“Super Fine”( ):RecordsintheSuperFinequality.
(Ifset,thecorrespondingicon( )willappearonthe
screen.)
The following terms are used in this manual:
• ‘Scene’referstothepointwhereyoupresstheRecord Start/
Stopbuttontostartrecordinguntilyoupressagaintopausethe
recording.
• Theterms‘photo’and‘stillimage’areusedinterchangeablyand
havethesamemeaning.
Before reading this user manual
Before using this camcorder
• This camcorder records video in H.264 (MPEG4 part10/AVC)
format and in High Definition Video (HD-VIDEO) or Standard
Definition Video (SD-VIDEO).
• You can play back and edit the video recorded by the
camcorder on a personal computer using the internal
software of this camcorder.
• Please note that this camcorder is not compatible with other
digital video formats.
• Before recording important video, make a trial recording.
Play back your trial recording to make sure the video and audio
have been recorded properly.
• Recorded contents may be lost due to a mistake when handling
this camcorder or memory card, etc. Samsung will not provide
compensation for damages due to the loss of recorded contents.
• Make a backup of important recorded data.
Protect your important recorded data by copying the files to
a PC. We also recommend you copy it from your PC to other
recording media for storage. Refer to the software installation and
USB connection guide.
• Copyrights: Please note that this camcorder is intended for
individual use only.
Data recorded on the storage media in this camcorder using
other digital/analogue media or devices is protected by the
Copyright Act and cannot be used without permission of the
owner of the copyright, except for personal enjoyment. Even if
you record an event such as a show, performance, or exhibition
for personal enjoyment, we strongly recommend that you obtain
permission beforehand.
• For Open Source licences information, refer to the
“Opensource-H300.pdf” in the provided CD-ROM.
Notes regarding trademarks
• All the trade names and registered trademarks mentioned in this
manual or other documentation provided with your Samsung
product are trademarks or registered trademarks of their
respective holders. Furthermore, “™” and “®” are not mentioned
in each case in this manual.
• The SD logo is a trademark. The SDHC logo is a trademark.
• Microsoft®, Windows®, Windows Vista®, Windows® 7, and
DirectX® are either registered trademarks or trademarks of the
Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
• Intel®, Core™, Core 2 Duo®, and Pentium® are the registered
trademarks or trademarks of the Intel Corporation in the United
States and other countries.
• AMD and Athlon™ are either registered trademarks or trademarks
of AMD in the United States and other countries.
• Macintosh, Mac OS are either registered trademarks or
trademarks of Apple Inc. in the United States and/or other
countries.
• YouTube is a trademark of Google Inc.
• Flickr is a trademark of Yahoo.
• twitter is a trademark of Twitter.
• Picasa is a trademark of Google Inc.
• Facebook is a trademark of Facebook Inc.
• Adobe, the Adobe logo, and Adobe Acrobat are either registered
trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the
United States and/or other countries.
• HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface
are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
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Safety information
The safety precautions illustrated below are to prevent personal injury or material damages. Heed all instructions carefully.
WARNING
There is a potential risk of death
or serious injury.
Prohibited action.
Do not touch the product.
CAUTION
There is a potential risk of
personal injury or damage to the
product.
Do not disassemble the product.
Unplug from the power supply.
This precaution must be
followed.
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Using the camcorder at temperatures
over 140 ℉ (60℃ ) may result in
fire. Keeping the battery at a high
temperature may cause an explosion.
Do not allow water or metal and
inflammable matter to enter the
camcorder or AC power adaptor. Doing
so may pose a fire hazard.
No sand or dust! Fine sand or dust
entering the camcorder or AC power
adaptor could cause malfunctions or
defects.
Do not bend the power cord or damage
the AC power adaptor by pressing on it
with a heavy object. There may be a risk
of fire or electric shock.
Do not disconnect the AC adaptor by
pulling on its power-cord, as this could
damage the power-cord.
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Do not overload outlets or extension
cords as this may result in abnormal
heat or fire.
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No oil! Oil entering the camcorder or
AC power adaptor could cause electric
shock, malfunctions or defects.
Do not aim the camcorder directly into
the sun. Doing so could cause eye
injuries, as well as lead to malfunctioning
of internal parts of the product.
Safety information
WARNING
Do not connect the AC adaptor unless
the plug can be fully inserted with no
part of the blades exposed.
Do not dispose of battery pack in a fire
as it may explode.
Never use cleaning fluid or similar
chemicals. Do not spray cleaners
directly on the camcorder.
Keep the used lithium battery or
memory card out of the reach of
children. If the lithium battery or memory
card is swallowed by children, consult
physician immediately.
Do not plug or unplug the power cord
with wet hands. There is a risk of electric
shock.
Keep the power-cord unplugged when
not in use or during lightning storms.
There is a risk of fire.
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Do not use the AC adaptor if it has
damaged, split or broken cords or
wires. Doing so may cause fire or
electric shock.
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Keep the camcorder away from water
when used near the beach or pool
or when it rains. There is a risk of
malfunction or electric shock.
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When cleaning the AC adaptor, unplug
the power-cord. There is a risk of
malfunction or electric shock.
If the camcorder makes an abnormal
sound, or smell or smokes, unplug the
power-cord immediately and request
service from a Samsung service centre.
There is a risk of fire or personal injury.
If the camcorder malfunctions,
immediately detach the AC adaptor or
battery from the camcorder.
There is a risk of fire or injury.
Do not attempt to disassemble, repair,
or reform the camcorder or the AC
adaptor to avoid a risk of fire or electric
shock.
Safety information
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Donotdroporexposethecamcorder,
batterypack,ACadaptororother
accessoriestoseverevibrationsorimpact.
Thismaycauseamalfunctionorinjury.
Donotusethecamcorderonatripod
(notsupplied)inaplacewhereitis
subjecttoseverevibrationsorimpact.
Donotusethecamcorderneardirect
sunlightorheatingequipment.Thismay
causeamalfunctionorinjury.
Donotleavethecamcorderinaclosed
vehicleforalongtime,wherethe
temperatureisveryhigh.
Donotexposethecamcordertosoot
orsteam.Thicksootorsteamcould
damagethecamcordercaseorcausea
malfunction.
Donotusethecamcorderneardense
exhaustgasgeneratedbygasoline
ordieselengines,orcorrosivegas
suchashydrogensulphide.Doingso
maycorrodetheexternalorinternal
terminals,disablingnormaloperation.
Donotexposethecamcorderto
insecticide.Insecticideenteringthe
camcordercouldcausetheproduct
tofailtooperatenormally.Turnthe
camcorderoffandcoveritwithvinyl
sheet,etc.beforeusinginsecticide.
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DonotpressthesurfaceoftheLCD
withforce,orhititwithasharpobject.
IfyoupushtheLCDsurface,display
unevennessmayoccur.
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Donotexposethecamcorderto
suddenchangesintemperatureorhigh
humidity.Thereisalsoariskofdefect
orelectricshockwhenusingoutdoors
duringlightningstorms.
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Donotplacethecamcorderwiththe
openLCDscreendown.
Donotwipethecamcorderbodywith
benzeneorthinner.Theexteriorcoating
couldpeelofforthesurfacecould
deteriorate.
DonotleavetheLCDscreenopen
whennotusingthecamcorder.
Safety information
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Do not use the camcorder near TV or
radio: This could cause noise on the TV
screen or to radio broadcasts.
Do not use the camcorder near strong
radio waves or magnetism such as
speakers and a large motor. Noise
could enter video or audio that are being
recorded.
Use Samsung-approved accessories
only. Using products from other
manufacturers may cause overheating,
fire, explosion, electric shock or
personal injuries caused by abnormal
operation.
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Do not hold the camcorder by the LCD
monitor when lifting it. The LCD screen
could detach and the camcorder may
fall.
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Place the camcorder on a stable surface and a
place with ventilation openings.
Keep important data separately.
Samsung is not responsible for data
loss.
Use the mains plug where it can be
readily operable. If any problem occurs
with the product, the mains plug must
be removed to disconnect power
completely. Turning off the power button
on the product does not completely
disconnect the power.
Contents
Before reading this user manual........................ 2
Basic operation of the camcorder.................... 27
Safety warnings.............................................................................. 2
Precautions.................................................................................... 2
Important information on use.......................................................... 2
Safety information............................................. 4
Turning your camcorder on/off..................................................... 27
Adjusting the LCD screen............................................................. 28
Setting the operation modes......................................................... 29
Using the display( ) button........................................................ 29
Using the touch panel................................................................... 30
Warning.......................................................................................... 4
Caution........................................................................................... 6
First time settings............................................ 31
Contents.......................................................... 8
Setting the time zone and date/time for the first time.................... 31
Selecting the languages................................................................ 32
Quick start guide............................................ 11
About the storage media................................. 33
You can record videos in H.264 format!........................................ 11
Getting to know the camcorder....................... 15
What’s included with your camcorder........................................... 15
Location of controls...................................................................... 16
Identifying the screen displays...................................................... 18
Getting started............................................... 21
Attaching the grip belt.................................................................. 21
Attaching the ferrite core.............................................................. 21
Using the battery.......................................................................... 22
Charging the battery..................................................................... 23
Checking the battery state............................................................ 24
Selecting the storage media (HMX-H303/H304/H305/H320 only)... 33
Inserting / ejecting a memory card (not supplied).......................... 34
Selecting a suitable memory card (not supplied)........................... 35
Recordable time and capacity...................................................... 37
Basic recording.............................................. 38
Recording videos.......................................................................... 38
Capturing photos during video recording...................................... 40
Recording photos......................................................................... 41
Recording with ease for beginners (SMART AUTO)....................... 42
Zooming....................................................................................... 43
Anti-Shake (OIS: Optical Image Stabilizer)..................................... 44
Contents
Changing the playback mode....................................................... 45
Playing videos.............................................................................. 46
Viewing photos............................................................................. 48
Self Timer..................................................................................... 64
Time Lapse Rec........................................................................... 64
Quick View................................................................................... 66
Guideline...................................................................................... 67
Using the menu items..................................... 50
Advanced playback........................................ 67
Basic playback............................................... 45
Handling menus........................................................................... 50
Menu items.................................................................................. 51
Advanced recording....................................... 53
SCENE....................................................................................... 53
Video Resolution........................................................................... 53
Video Quality................................................................................ 54
Photo Resolution.......................................................................... 54
Photo Sharpness.......................................................................... 55
White Balance.............................................................................. 55
Aperture....................................................................................... 56
Shutter......................................................................................... 57
EV................................................................................................ 58
Super C.Nite................................................................................. 58
Focus........................................................................................... 59
Digital Effect................................................................................. 60
Fader............................................................................................ 61
Tele Macro................................................................................... 62
Cont. Shot.................................................................................... 62
Wind Cut...................................................................................... 63
Digital Zoom................................................................................. 63
Play Option................................................................................... 67
Highlight....................................................................................... 68
Slide Show Option........................................................................ 69
File Info......................................................................................... 69
Editing files..................................................... 70
Delete........................................................................................... 70
Protect......................................................................................... 71
Copy (HMX-H303/H304/H305 only)............................................. 72
Divide........................................................................................... 73
Combine...................................................................................... 74
Contents
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System setting............................................... 75
Connecting to a TV......................................... 88
Setting Menu Items...................................................................... 75
Storage Type (HMX-H303/H304/H305 only)................................. 76
Storage Info (HMX-H303/H304/H305 only)................................... 76
Card Info (HMX-H300/H320 only)................................................. 76
File No.......................................................................................... 77
Time Zone.................................................................................... 77
Date/time Set............................................................................... 78
Date Type..................................................................................... 78
Time Type.................................................................................... 78
Date/Time Display........................................................................ 79
Auto LCD Off................................................................................ 80
Beep Sound................................................................................. 81
Shutter Sound.............................................................................. 81
Auto Power Off............................................................................. 82
Quick On STBY............................................................................ 82
PC Software................................................................................. 83
USB Connect............................................................................... 84
HDMI TV Out................................................................................ 84
TV Connect Guide........................................................................ 85
TV Display.................................................................................... 85
Format.......................................................................................... 86
Default Set.................................................................................... 86
Language .................................................................................... 86
Demo........................................................................................... 87
Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC).................................................................... 87
Connecting to a high definition TV with HDMI............................... 88
Connecting to a regular TV........................................................... 89
Viewing on a TV screen................................................................ 90
Dubbing videos.............................................. 91
Dubbing to a VCR or DVD/HDD recorder..................................... 91
Printing photos............................................... 92
Direct printing with a pictbridge printer......................................... 92
Using with a Windows computer..................... 94
What you can do with a windows computer................................. 94
Using the intelli-studio programme............................................... 95
Using as a removable storage device........................................... 99
Troubleshooting............................................ 101
Warning indicators and messages.............................................. 101
Symptoms and solutions............................................................ 106
Maintenance & additional information............. 112
Maintenance............................................................................... 112
Using your camcorder abroad.................................................... 113
Glossary..................................................................................... 114
Specifications............................................... 115
Quick start guide
Thisquickstartguideintroducesthebasicoperationandfeaturesofyourcamcorder.Seethereferencepagesformoreinformation.
You can record videos in H.264 format!
YoucanrecordvideosinH.264formatthatisconvenienttoemailandsharewithyourfriendsandfamily.
Youcanalsotakephotoswithyourcamcorder.
STEP1:Getready
1. Attachthebatterytothe
camcorder.page22
• Alignthebatterywiththe
indicator()onthebattery
compartment,andthenpush
thebatteryinthedirectionof
thearrow.
2.
Chargethebatteryfully.
page23
• Thebatteryisfullycharged
whentheCHG(charging)
indicatorlightturnsgreen.
3.
Insertamemorycard.
page34
• Youcanusecommercially
availableSDHC(SDHigh
Capacity)orSDmemory
cardswiththiscamcorder.
• Settheappropriate
storagemedia.
(HMX-H303/H304/H305only)
page33
STEP2:Recordwithyourcamcorder
Recording start/stop button
Mode indicator
PHOTO button
Zoom lever
MODE button
LCD screen
YourcamcorderturnsonwhenyouopentheLCDscreen.
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Quick start guide
Recording videos
Recording photos
YourcamcorderusesadvancedH.264compression
technologytogiveyoutheclearestvideoquality.
Yourcamcordercanrecordhighqualityphotoswitha16:9
aspectratio.
1.
OpentheLCDscreen.
1.
OpentheLCDscreen.
2.
PresstheRecording start/stopbutton.
2.
PressthePHOTObuttonlightlytoadjustthefocus.
3.
Tostoprecording,presstheRecording start/stopbutton.
3.
FullypressthePHOTObuttonwhenthesubjectisinfocus.
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Using‘QuickOnSTBY’byopening/closingtheLCDscreen.
WhenyouclosetheLCDscreenduringstandby,yourcamcordergoestoQuickOnSTBYmode(powersavingmode).Youcanstart
recordingquicklywhenyouopentheLCDscreen.page82
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• Thedefaultvideoresolutionsettingis“100/0i”.YoucanalsorecordvideosinSD(standarddefinition)videoquality.
• Youcanalsotakephotoswhilerecordingvideos.page40
Quick start guide
STEP3:Playbackvideosorphotos
STBY
00:00:00
OFF
Youcanfindrecordingsquicklybyusingthethumbnailindexview.
1.
TouchthePlay(
)tabonthescreeninSTBYmode.
• Thethumbnailindexviewappears.Thethumbnailofthelatestcreatedorplayedfileis
highlighted.
2.
Touchthethumbnail(
HD
/
SD
/
)tab,thentouchthedesiredimage.
[307Min]
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Viewing videos or photos on the LCD screen
SUPER
HD
SD
3/3
Viewing on a high definition TV
YoucanenjoyHD(highdefinition)videosonanHDTV.page88
YoucanalsoplaybackvideosonanSD(standarddefinition)imagequalityTV.page89
STEP4:Saverecordedvideosorphotos
Simple and fun! Enjoy the various features of the internal Intelli-studio
programme on your Windows computer.
UsingtheIntelli-studioprogrammebuiltinyourcamcorder,youcanimportvideo/
photosintoyourcomputer,editorsharethevideos/photoswithyourfriendsandfamily.
Fordetails,seepages95-98.
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Quick start guide
Importing and viewing videos/photos from the camcorder to your PC
1.
LaunchtheIntelli-studioprogrammebyconnectingthecamcordertoyourPCwithaUSB
cable.
• AnewfilesavingscreenappearswiththeIntelli-studiomainwindow.Click“Yes”,and
theuploadingprocedurestarts.
2.
ThenewfilesaresavedtoyourPCandregisteredto“Contents Manager”ontheIntellistudioprogramme.
• YoucanarrangethefilesbydifferentcriteriasuchasFace,Date,etc.
3.
Double-clickonthefileyouwouldliketoplayback.
Sharing videos/photos on YouTube/Flickr/FaceBook
ContentsManager
SavedfilesintoyourPC
FoldersdirectoryonyourPC
Shareyourcontentswiththeworldbyuploadingvideosandphotosdirectlytoawebsitewith
oneclick.
Click “Share”  “Upload” tab on the browser. page98
TheIntelli-studiorunsautomaticallyoncethecamcorderisconnectedtoaWindowscomputer
(whenyouspecify“PC Software:On”)page83
STEP: Delete videos or photos
Ifthecamcorder’sstoragemediaisfull,youcannotrecordnewvideosorphotos.Deletevideosorphotosthatyouhavesavedtoa
computerfromthecamcorder’sstoragemedia.Thenyoucanrecordnewvideosorphotosonnewlyfreedupspace.
Touch the Play (
14
) tabMenu (
) tab“Delete” on the LCD screen.page70
Getting to know the camcorder
WHAT'S INCLUDED WITH YOUR
CAMCORDER
Checking your accessories
Your new camcorder comes with the following accessories. If any
of these items is missing from your box, call Samsung’s Customer
Care centre.
Battery
(IA-BP210R)
AC power adaptor
(AA-MA9 type)
Audio/Video cable
USB cable
User manual CD
Quick start guide
HD
Model name
Internal
Memory
HMX-H300BP/HMX-H300SP/
HMX-H300RP/HMX-H300UP/
HMX-H320BP/HMX-H320SP/
HMX-H320RP/HMX-H320UP
-
HMX-H303BP/HMX-H303SP/
HMX-H303RP/HMX-H303UP
8GB
HMX-H304BP/HMX-H304SP/
HMX-H304RP/HMX-H304UP
16GB
HMX-H305BP/HMX-H305SP/
HMX-H305RP/HMX-H305UP
32GB
Colour
Lens
Optional accessories
Black/Silver/Red/Blue
30x (Optical)
300x (Digital)
• Although some features of the models are different, they operate in the same
way.
Mini HDMI cable
Memory card
Carrying case
(IA-CC1U27B)
Ferrite Core
• The exact appearance of each item may vary by model.
• The contents may vary depending on the sales region.
• Parts and accessories can be purchased after consulting with your
local Samsung dealer. SAMSUNG is not responsible for reduced
battery life time or malfunctions caused by any unauthorised use of
accessories such as the AC power adaptor or the batteries.
• You can purchase additional batteries (IA-BP210E/IA-BP420E) from
Samsung authorized service centre.
• A memory card is not included. See page 35 for memory cards
compatible with your camcorder.
• Your camcorder includes the user manual CD and the printed quick
start guide.
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Getting to know the camcorder
LOCATION OF CONTROLS
Front&Left
1
Internalmicrophone
2
2
Lens
3
3
Lensopen/closeswitch
4
TFTLCDscreen(Touchscreen)
5
Powerbutton
6
Displaybutton
7
MODEbutton
8
Anti-shake(OIS)button
1
HD
5
6
4
13
12 11
7
8
9
9
SMART AUTO button
10
AV(Audio/Video)jack
11
USBjack
12
HDMIjack
13
Jackcover(HDMI,USB,AV)
10
Duringarecording,becarefulnottoblocktheinternal
microphoneandlens.
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Getting to know the camcorder
RightTop&Bottom
CH
G
1
2
3
DC
4
3
IN
1
2
5
6
7
9
8
5
1
Modeindicator
•
:Recordmode(Video/Photo)
•
:Playmode
2
PHOTObutton
3
Zoom(W/T)lever
4
Internalspeaker
5
Charging(CHG)indicator
6
Jackcover(DCIN)
7
DCINjack
8
Recordingstart/stopbutton
9
Gripbelt
1
Memorycardslot
2
Memorycardcover
3
Gripbelthook
4
Tripodreceptacle
5
Batteryreleaseswitch
4
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Getting to know the camcorder
IDENTIFYING THE SCREEN DISPLAYS
Theavailablefunctionsvarydependingontheoperationmodeyou’veselected.Differentindicatorsappeardependingonthesettingvalues.
• ThisOnScreenDisplay(OSD)isshownintherecord(
)modeonly.
• SelecttherecordmodebypressingtheMODEbutton.page29
Recordmode
STBY
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Left of the LCD screen
[307Min]
Indicator
9999
1Sec/72Hr
/
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F2
- 0.3
Card Full
SUPER
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Settingsoffunctionsmarkedwith*arenot
retainedwhenthecamcorderisturnedoff.
(SettingsofAperture,Shutter,Focusarenot
retainedwhentheoperatingmodeisswitched.)
Theon-screenindicatorsarebasedonan32GB
SDHCmemorycardcapacity.
Forwarningindicatorsandmessages,see
pages101~105
Theillustrateditemsaboveandtheirpositions
canbechangedwithoutnoticetoimprove
performance.
Thetotalnumberofrecordablephotosisbased
onavailablespaceonthestoragemedia.
ThelargestnumbertheOSDImageCountercan
displayis“9,999”.
Thiscamcorderprovidesonerecordmode
whichcombinesthevideoandphotorecord
modes.Youcaneasilyrecordvideosorphotos
inthesamemodewithouthavingtochangeit.
Meaning
STBY//
recording/Pause)/SelfTimer*
SCENE,DigitalEffect
,
WhiteBalance,Fader*
/
Manualfocus*/TouchPoint*
F2 /
S.1/50
Manualaperture*/Manualshutter*
EV(ExposureValue)*
- 0.3
/
TimeZone(visit)
00:00
01/JAN/2011
Date/Time
1Sec/72Hr
TimeLapseREC*
Right of the LCD screen
Indicator
Meaning
Storagemedia(Memorycardor
internalmemory)
(HMX-H303/H304/H305only)
/
Playtab/Pausetab/
Stoptab,Rectab
Batteryinfo.(remainingchargelevel)
9999 ,
Centre of the LCD screen
Meaning
Opticalzoom/Digitalzoombar
/ Operatingstatus(standby/
,
/
,
Indicator
Recordmode(Video/Photo)/SmartAuto
/
,
,
Imagecounter(totalnumberof
recordablephotoimages),Photo
Resolution,VideoQuality,Video
Resolution
Anti-shake(OIS)/Anti-shake(OISDUO)
Indicator
Meaning
/
00:00:00
Timecounter(videorecordingtime)
,
TeleMacro*,SuperC.Nite
, SUPER
Cont.Shot,WindCut
Card Full
[307Min]
Warningindicatorsandmessages
OFF
PhotoSharpness
Remainingrecordabletime
Menutab
Getting to know the camcorder
• ThisOnScreenDisplay(OSD)isshowninvideoplay( HD / SD )modeonly.
• SelectthePlay(
)tabontheLCDscreentoselectthevideoplay( HD / SD )mode.page45
Videoplaymode
00:00:05/00:00:50
100_0001
01/JAN/2011 00:00
Top of the LCD screen
Indicator
Indicator
Videoplaymode
/
00:00:05/00:00:50
• Theplayrelatedtab,thevolumecontrol,
andthereturntabappearbrieflyonthe
screen.
Theyreappearwhenyoutouchthe
screenanywhere.
• Forwarningindicatorsandmessages,
seepages101~105.
Meaning
Bottom of the LCD screen
/
10
Operatingstatus
(play/pause)
Playbacktime/
recordedtime
Storagemedia
(Memorycardorinternal
memory)(HMX-H303/
H304/H305only)
Batteryinfo.(remaining
chargelevel)
/
Meaning
Volumecontrol
Volumetab/
Playrelatedfunctiontab
(frameadvance)
Returntab
Playrelatedfunctiontab
(skip/search/pause/
playback/slowplayback)
PlayOption
Menutab
100_0001
,
Filename(filenumber)
VideoQuality,
VideoResolution
Protect
01/JAN/2011 00:00
Date/Time
1
Getting to know the camcorder
• ThisOnScreenDisplay(OSD)isshowninphotoplay( )modeonly.
• SelectthePlay(
)tabontheLCDscreentoselectthephotoplay(
)mode.page45
Photoplaymode
100_0001
Top of the LCD screen
1/10
01/JAN/2011 00:00
Indicator
Meaning
Photoplaymode
/ X1.1
Slideshow/Playback
zoom(X1.1~X8.0)
100_0001
Filename(filenumber)
1/10
Photoimagecounter
(currentimage/total
numberofrecorded
images)
/
Storagemedia
(Memorycardorinternal
memory)(HMX-H303/
H304/H305only)
Batteryinfo.
Eraseprotection
Photoresolution
01/JAN/2011 00:00
20
Date/Time
Bottom of the LCD screen
Indicator
Meaning
Volumetab(when
activatingslideshow)
Returntab
Previousimage/Next
imagetab
Slideshowstarttab
Menutab
Getting started
ATTACHING THE GRIP BELT
Adjust the length of grip belt so that the camcorder is stable when you press the Recording start/stop button with your thumb.
If you make the grip belt too tight and use excessive force to insert your hand, the grip belt hook of the camcorder may be damaged.
ATTACHING THE FERRITE CORE
To reduce electrical interference, attach the core filter to the
AC power adaptor.
Ferrite Core
• To attach the core filter to power adaptor, roll the cable
over core filter once.
• Be careful not to damage the cable when attaching the
core filter.
Stopper
Wind the cable so
that it is not slack.
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Getting started
USING THE BATTERY
Purchaseextrabatteriestoallowcontinuoususeofyourcamcorder.
Attachingthebattery
Alignthebatterywiththeindicator()onthebatterycompartment,
andthenpushthebatteryinthedirectionofthearrow.
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Detachingthebattery
SlidetheBattery releaseswitchandpulloutthebattery.
GentlyslideBattery releaseswitchinthedirectionasshowninthe
figure.
• Samsungisnotresponsibleforproblemsthatarecausedbyusingunapprovedbatteries.Ifyouusebatteriesfromothermanufacturers,thereisadanger
ofoverheating,fire,orexplosion.
• Detachthebatteryfromthecamcorderwithcaretopreventitfromfalling.
Getting started
CHARGING THE BATTERY
YoucanchargethebatteryusingtheACpoweradaptorortheUSB
cable.
Using the USB cable
ConnecttheUSBcabletothecamcorderproperly,andthen
connecttheotherendtoaUSBportofaPC.
• Insertthebatteryintothecamcorder.page22
• Tocharge,usethesuppliedACpoweradaptorortheUSBcable.
Tochargethebattery
ChargethebatteryusingtheACpoweradaptorortheUSBcable.
• Thecharging(CHG)indicatorlightsupandchargingstarts.After
thebatteryisfullycharged,thecharging(CHG)indicatorturns
green.
Using the AC power adaptor
ConnecttheACpoweradaptortothecamcorderproperly,andthen
plugtheACPoweradaptorinthewalloutlet.
Pleasemakesurethattherearenoforeignsubstancesintheplugand
socketwhenyouconnecttheACpowersupplytothecamcorder.
• Whencharging,ifboththeUSBcableandACpoweradaptorare
connected,theACpoweradaptorwilloverridetheUSB.
• YoucannotoperatethecamcorderusingUSBpoweronly.Usethe
poweradaptororbatterytopowerthecamcorder.
• USBchargingtimemaydependonthetypeofUSBhostonyour
PC.
• Ifyouusethecamcorderwhileyouarechargingthebattery,charging
maytakelonger.
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Getting started
CHECKING THE BATTERY STATE
Youcancheckthechargingstateandremainingbatterycapacity.
Tocheckthechargingstate
Batteryleveldisplay
Thebatteryleveldisplayshowstheamountofbatterypower
remaininginthebattery.
STBY
00:00:00
[307Min]
9999
OFF
SUPER
Battery Level
Indicator
ThecolouroftheLEDindicatesthepowerorchargingstate.
(Orange)
(Green)
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(Off)
Charging
Fullycharged
Error
-
State
Message
Fullycharged
-
25~50%used
-
50~75%used
-
75~95%used
-
95~98%used
-
Exhausted(flickers):Thedevicewillsoonturnoff.
Changethebatteryassoonaspossible.
-
Thedevicewillbeforcedtoturnoffafter3seconds.
"Low
battery"
• Thefiguresabovearebasedonafullychargedbatteryatanormal
temperature.Lowambienttemperaturemayaffecttheusetime.
• Batterycapacitydecreasesovertimeandthroughrepeateduse.
Keepthecamcorderturnedoffwhilenotoperatingit.
• Storethebatteryseparatelywhenfinishedchargingorwhennot
usingitforalongtime.Thiswillhelpextendthelifeofthebattery.
Getting started
Continuous Recording (without zoom)
Available running time for the battery
Battery type
IA-BP210R
Charging time
Using the AC power adaptor : approx. 160 min.
Using the USB cable : approx. 330 min.
Video resolution
HD
SD
Continuous recording
time
Approx. 180 min.
Approx. 200 min.
Playback time
Approx. 200 min.
Approx. 260 min.
• Charging time: Approximate time in minutes required to fully
charge a completely exhausted battery.
• Recording/Playback time: Approximate time available when you
have fully charged the battery. ‘HD’ stands for high definition image quality and ‘SD’ stands for
standard image quality.
• Recording/Playback time may differ, depending on your usage
and conditions. For example, if you use Zoom or Recording
start/stop button repeatedly, the batteries may discharge faster.
• The recording and playback times will be shorter when you use
your camcorder in low temperatures.
• We recommend using AC power adaptor when you use Time
Lapse REC.
The continuous recording time above shows the available recording
time when you record without using any other function after
recording starts. The battery may discharge 2-3 times faster than this reference if you
use the record start/stop, the zoom, and the play functions. Prepare
additional batteries with the expectation that the actual recording
time is about 1/3 to 1/2 of the times listed above.
Using an AC power source
We recommend that you use the AC power adaptor to power the
camcorder from a household AC outlet when recording and playing
the camcorder indoors. The connection is the same as that for
battery charging. page 23
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Getting started
About the battery
• Battery Properties
A lithium-ion battery is small-sized and has a high capacity. Low
ambient temperature (below 50ºF (10ºC)) may shorten its usage
time and affect its function. Before recording in low temperatures,
put the battery into your pocket to warm it, then install it in the
camcorder.
• Make sure to store the battery separately after use.
- A small amount of battery power is consumed when the
battery is stored in the camcorder even if the camcorder
power is off.
- The battery may be completely discharged, if it has been
installed and left in the camcorder for a long period of time.
If this occurs, the battery may not fully operate even if you
charge it.
- If the battery is not used for a long time, fully charge the battery
and then, using your camcorder, drain the charge completely
once every 1 months to keep the battery functioning properly.
• Charge an extra battery before using the camcorder
outdoors in cold temperatures.
- The cold temperature may shorten the length of time you can
use the battery before needing to recharge it.
- Carry the supplied AC power adaptor to charge the battery
while travelling.
• Check whether the battery terminal is damaged if the battery
falls or is dropped.
- If you install a battery with the damaged terminal into the
camcorder, you can damage the camcorder.
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• Remove the battery and the memory card from the
camcorder and disconnect the AC power adaptor after use.
- Store the battery in a stable, cool and dry place. (Recommended temperature : 59ºF ~ 77ºF (15ºC~ 25ºC),
recommended humidity: 40%~ 60%)
- Temperatures that are too high or too low shorten the battery
lifetime.
- The battery terminals can become rusty or malfunction if the
battery is stored in a smoky or dusty location.
• Recycle or dispose of your dead batteries properly.
• The battery lifetime is limited.
- Battery capacity decreases over time and through repeated
use. If decreased usage time between charges becomes
significant, it is probably time to replace the battery with a new
one.
- Each battery’s life is affected by storage, operating, and
environmental conditions.
• Make sure to turn off the camcorder before disconnecting the AC
power adaptor. Otherwise, you can damage the storage media or
data.
• Use a nearby wall outlet when using the AC power adaptor.
Disconnect the AC power adaptor from the wall outlet immediately if
any malfunction occurs while using your camcorder.
• Do not place the AC Adaptor in a confined space when you use it,
such as between a wall and a piece of furniture.
• Be sure to use the included AC power adaptor to power the
camcorder. Using other AC power adaptors could cause electric
shock or result in fire.
• You can use the AC power adaptor around the world. An AC plug
adaptor is required in some foreign countries. If you need one,
purchase it from your distributor.
• The charging time will vary depending on the charge remaining in the
battery.
• The battery is charged over 95% after about 2 hours, and the
indicator colour changes to green. It takes about 2 hours and 40
minutes for the battery to charge 100%.
Basic operation of the camcorder
TURNING YOUR CAMCORDER ON/OFF
LCD screen
• Thecamcorderoperatestheself-diagnosisfunctionwhenpowered
on.Ifawarningmessageappears,referto‘warningindicatorsand
messages’(pages101~105)andtakecorrectiveactions.
• IfyouclosetheLCDscreenwhenthepowerison,thepowersaving
modeactivates.page28
• ThecamcorderturnsonautomaticallyifconnectingtheACpower
adaptororinsertingthebatterytothecamcorderwiththeLCD
screenopen.
Whenusingthiscamcorderforthefirsttime
Whenyouuseyourcamcorderforthefirsttimeorresetit,thetime
zonescreenappearsatstart-up.Selectyourgeographicallocation,
andthensetthedateandtime.page31
Ifyoudonotsetthedateandtime,thetimezonescreenappears
everytimeyouturnonthecamcorder.
Power(
) button
1.
OpentheLCDscreentoturnonthecamcorder.
• Yourcamcorderturnsonautomaticallywhenyouopenthe
LCDscreen.
2.
Toturnoffthecamcorder,pressthePower(
aboutonesecond.
)buttonfor
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Basic operation of the camcorder
ADJUSTING THE LCD SCREEN
The wide LCD screen on your camcorder offers high quality image viewing.
1.
2.
Open the LCD screen with your finger.
• The screen opens up to 90°.
With the LCD screen open 90°, rotate it forwards (towards the lens) or backwards.
• You can rotate it up to 180° towards the lens and up to 90° backward. To view recordings more conveniently, rotate the screen by
180° towards the lens, and then fold it back to the body.
Excessive rotation may damage the connective hinge between the screen and the camcorder.
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Clean fingerprints or dust on the screen with a soft cloth.
Basic operation of the camcorder
SETTING THE OPERATION MODES
Youcanswitchtheoperatingmodeinthefollowingordereachtime
youpresstheMODEbutton.Recordmode(
)↕Playmode( ).
• Eachtimetheoperationmodechanges,therespectivemode
indicatorlightsturnon.
)tabintherecordmodeswitchesthe
• TouchingthePlay(
operationmodetotheplaymode.
00
) BUTTON
Switchingtheinformationdisplaymode
Press the Display(
) button.
Thefullandminimumdisplaymodesalternate.
]
in
M
07
[3
0
0:0
:0
BY
USING THE DISPLAY(
99
99
ST
Play tab
MODE button / Mode indicators
•
(Record mode):
Torecordvideosorphotos.
•
(Play mode):
Toplayvideosorphotos,oreditthem.
Thiscamcorderprovidesonerecordmodewhichcombinesthevideo
andphotorecordmodes.
Youcaneasilyrecordvideosorphotosinthesamemodewithout
havingtochangemodes.
Full display mode
STBY
00:00:00
Minimum display mode
[307Min]
STBY
9999
OFF
SUPER
• Warningindicatorsandmessagesmayappeardependingonthe
recordingconditions.
• TheDisplay(
)buttondoesnotworkwhenthemenuscreenis
beingdisplayed.
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Basic operation of the camcorder
USING THE TOUCH PANEL
Touch
Slightlytouchitemswithyourfingertoselectthemortoexecute
functions.
CHG
STBY
00:00:00
[307Min]
9999
OFF
SUPER
Thetouchpanelletsyouplaybackandrecordwithasimple
touchofyourfinger.Placeyourhandontherearsideofthe
LCDscreen,thentouchtheitemsdisplayedonthescreen.
• DonotplaceaprotectivefilmontheLCDscreen.
• IfyouleaveafilmattachedtotheLCDscreenforalongtime,strong
adhesionbetweenthefilmandthesurfaceofthescreenmaycause
amalfunctionofthetouchpanel.
• BecarefulnottoaccidentallypressthebuttonsneartheLCDpanel
whileusingthetouchpanel.
• ThetabsandindicatorsthatappearontheLCDscreendependon
thecurrentrecording/playbackstatusofyourcamcorder.
• Thecamcorderdoesnotrecognisetouchesifyoutouchmorethan
twopointsonthescreenatthesametime.Touchonepointata
time.
• Donotuseasharptippeditemsuchaspenorpencilwhenusinga
tooltotouchthescreen.
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First time settings
SETTING THE TIME ZONE AND DATE/TIME
FOR THE FIRST TIME
Setthedateandtimeofyourlocalareawhenyouturnonthe
camcorderforthefirsttime.
1.
2.
3.
4.
OpentheLCDscreentoturnon
thecamcorder.
• Thetimezone(“Home”)screen
appearsbasedonLondon,
Lisbon(GreenwichMeanTime).
Selectyourlocalareaonthemap
)orright
bytouchingtheleft(
)tabontheLCDscreen,and
(
)tab.
thenpressthe(
• The“Date/Time Set”screen
appears.
Touchthedateandtime
information,andthenchangethe
settingvaluesbyusingtheup
)ordown(
)tabs.
(
Makesuretheclockiscorrectly
)tab.
set,andthentouchthe(
• Themessage“Date/Time Set”
appears.
Home
London,Lisbon
[GMT 00:00] 01/JAN/2011 00:00
• Youcansettheyearupto2037,basedonthe“Home”item.
• Set“Date/Time Display”toOn.page79
• Activatingthe( )iconmovesthetimeforwardby1hour.
Internalrechargeablebattery
• Yourcamcorderincludesainternalrechargeablebatterythat
retainsthedateandtimesettingsevenafterthepoweristurned
off.
• Ifthebatteryisdepleted,thecurrentdate/timevaluesareresetto
thedefaultvalues.Ifthisoccurs,youneedtorechargetheinternal
rechargeablebattery(seebelow),andthenre-setthecurrentdate
andtime.
Chargingtheinternalrechargeablebattery
Date/Time Set
Day
01
Month
00
Year
/ JAN / 2011
Hr
Min
:
00
• Theinternalbatteryisalwaysrechargedwhileyourcamcorderis
connectedtotheACpowerorwhilethebatteryisattached.
• Ifyouhavenotusedthecamcorderforabout2weeksandyou
havenotconnectedtheACpowerorthebatterytoit,theinternal
batteryfullydischarges.Ifthisoccurs,chargetheinternalbattery
byconnectingthecamcordertothesuppliedACadaptorfor24
hours.
Turningthedateandtimedisplayon/off
• Toswitchthedateandtimedisplayonoroff,accessthemenu
andchangetheDate/TimeDisplaymode.page79
Date/Time Set
Year
Month
Day
Date/Time
/ 01 Set01
2010
Hr
Min
01/JAN/2011
12 : 00 00:00
AM
Simplesettingoftheclockbytimedifference
• Youcaneasilysettheclocktothelocaltimebysettingatime
differencewhenusingyourcamcorderabroad.Select"TimeZone"
onthemenu,thensetthetimedifference.page77
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First time settings
SELECTING THE LANGUAGES
YoucanselectthelanguagethatdisplayedontheLCDscreen.
Thecamcorderretainsthelanguagesettingevenwhenyouturnitoff.
1.
TouchtheMenu(
2.
Touchtheup(
)/down(
)
tabuntil“Language”appears.
3.
4.
)Setting(
)tab.
Language
Touch“Language,”andthen
touchthedesiredOSDlanguage.
Demo
6/6
TouchtheExit( )orReturn
(
)tabtocompletethesetting.
• Thecamcorderdisplaysthe
menusandmessagesinthe
languageyouselected.
Anynet+(HDMI-CEC)
Language
English
English
Norsk
Hrvatski
한국어
Dansk
Українська
Français
Polski
Русский
Deutsch
Čeština
中文
Italiano
Slovensky
日本語
Español
Magyar
ไทย
Português
Română
Türkçe
Nederlands
Български
Svenska
Ελληνικά
Suomi
Srpski
한국어
1/8
Français
Deutsch
2
Supported languages
• “Language”optionsmaybechangedwithoutapriornotice.
• Thecamcorderretainsthelanguageyouselectevenwhennot
connectedtothebatteryorACpower.
• Thedateandtimeformatmaychangedependingonthelanguage
youselected.
About the storage media
SELECTING THE STORAGE MEDIA
(HMX-H303/H304/H305 only)
Youcanrecordvideosandphotosintheinternalmemoryora
memorycard.Selectthedesiredstoragemediabeforestarting
recordingorplayback.
• YoucanuseSDorSDHCcardsinyourcamcorder.However,
somecardsarenotcompatibledependingonthememorycard
manufacturerandmemorycardtype.
• Beforeinsertingorejectingthememorycard,turnthecamcorderoff.
1.
TouchtheMenu(
( )tab.
2.
Touchtheup(
)/down(
)
tabuntil“Storage Type”appears.
3.
• Donotformattheinternalmemoryoranymemorycardyouintendto
useinthecamcorderonaPC.
• Whenyouinsertamemorycard,thestoragemediasetupscreen
appears.Touch“Yes”ifyouwanttouseamemorycard,or“No”if
not.
• Donotremovethepower(batteryorACpoweradaptor)when
accessingstoragemediatorecord,playback,format,delete,etc.
Thestoragemediaanditsdatamaybedamaged.
• Donotejectamemorycardwhileitisbeingusedinthecamcorder.
Thememorycardanditsdatamaybedamaged.
)Setting
Storage Type
Storage Info
1/6
File No.
Time Zone
Touch“Storage Type,”then
touchthedesiredstoragemedia.
Storage Type
Internal Memory
Card
1/1
Submenu items
• Internal Memory ( ):Whenusingtheinternalmemory.
• Card ( ):Whenusingthememorycard(SDorSDHCcard).
About the storage media
INSERTING / EJECTING A MEMORY CARD (NOT SUPPLIED)
Toinsertamemorycard
Toejectamemorycard
1.
Turnthecamcorderoff.
1.
Turnthecamcorderoff.
2.
Openthememorycardcover.
2.
Openthememorycardcover.
3.
Insertthememorycardintothecardslotuntilitsoftlyclicks.
• Makesurethatthecamcorderisplacedasshownaboveand
theterminalportionofthecardisfacingup.
3.
Gentlypushthememorycardtoejectit.
4.
Closethememorycardcover.
4.
Closethememorycardcover.
• Toavoiddataloss,turnoffthecamcorderbypressingthePower ( )buttonforonesecondbeforeinsertingorejectingthememorycard.
• Becarefulnottopushthememorycardtoohard.Thememorycardmaysuddenlypopout.
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YourcamcordersupportsonlySD(SecureDigital)andSDHC(SecureDigitalHighCapacity)cards.
Cardcompatibilitymayvarydependingonthemanufacturerandthetypeofmemorycard.
About the storage media
SELECTING A SUITABLE MEMORY CARD
(NOT SUPPLIED)
Compatible memory cards
• You can use SD (Secure Digital) and SDHC (Secure Digital High
Capacity) cards with this camcorder. We recommend you use an SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity)
card.
This camcorder supports SD cards up to 2GB. We cannot
guarantee normal operation with SD cards bigger than 2GB.
• MMC (Multi Media Card) and MMC Plus are not supported.
• Compatible memory card capacity: SD: 1GB ~ 2GB
SDHC: 4GB ~ 32GB
• For video recording, use a memory card that supports faster write
speeds (above SDHC Class 6 card).
• SD/SDHC memory cards have a mechanical write-protection
switch. Setting the switch prevents accidental erasure of files
recorded on the card. To enable writing, move the switch up in
the direction of the terminals. To set write protection, move the
switch down.
SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) cards
• An SDHC card is a higher version (Ver. 2.00) of the SD card and supports capacities above 2GB.
• SDHC cards cannot be used with current SD enabled host
devices.
Common cautions for memory cards
• Damaged data may not be recoverable. We recommend you
make a back-up of important data separately on the hard disk of
your PC.
• Turning the power off or removing a memory card during an
operation such as formatting, deleting, recording, and playback
may cause data loss.
• If you modify the name of a file or folder stored in the memory
card with your PC, your camcorder may not recognise the
modified file.
Usable memory card (1GB~32GB)
Terminals
Terminals
Protection
tab
Protection
tab
<SD>
<SDHC>
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About the storage media
Handling a memory card
• We recommend that you power off before inserting or removing
the memory card to avoid data loss.
• We cannot guarantee that you can use memory cards formatted
by other devices. When you format a card, be sure to format the
memory card using this camcorder.
• You must format newly-purchased memory cards, memory cards
with data that your camcorder cannot recognise, and cards with
data saved by other devices. Note that formatting erases all data
on the memory card. If you cannot use a memory card that has
been used with another device, format it with your camcorder.
Note that formatting erases all information on the memory card.
• A memory card has a certain life span. If you cannot record new
data, you have to purchase a new memory card.
• Do not bend, drop, or subject the card to strong impacts.
• Do not place foreign substances on the memory card terminals.
Use a soft dry cloth to clean the terminals if required.
• Do not paste anything other than the label provided with the card
on the label pasting area of the card.
• Do not use a damaged memory card.
• Be careful to keep the memory card out of the reach of children,
who might swallow it.
The camcorder supports SD and SDHC memory
cards, giving you a wider choice of cards to
choose from!
The data storage speed may differ, depending on the
manufacturer and production system.
• SLC (Single Level Cell) system: faster write speed enabled.
• MLC (Multi Level Cell) system: only lower write speed is
supported.
For best results, we recommend using a memory card that
supports a faster write speed.
Using a lower write speed memory card for recording video
may cause difficulties when storing.
You may even lose your video data during the recording.
In an attempt to preserve every bit of the recorded video, the
camcorder forcibly stores the video on the memory card and
displays a warning:
“Low speed card. Please record at a lower resolution.”
If you are unavoidably using a low speed memory card, the
resolution and quality of the recording may be lower than the
value you set. page 53
The higher the video resolution and quality, the more memory
the camcorder uses.
• Samsung is not responsible for data loss due to misuse, including
loss caused by any PC virus.
• We recommend using a memory card case to avoid data loss that
can be caused by moving the card or by static electricity.
• After a period of use, the memory card may get warm. This is normal
and is not a malfunction.
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About the storage media
RECORDABLE TIME AND CAPACITY
Listed below are the available video recording times and the number of photos the camcorder can take, by card memory size and resolution.
Refer to the recordable video time and the number of photos when recording videos or taking photos.
Recording time available for video in minutes
Resolution
Quality
Super Fine
Fine
Normal
Super Fine
Fine
Normal
Super Fine
Fine
Normal
1080/50i
720/50p
576/50p
8GB
61
74
94
86
115
171
254
336
494
Internal memory*
16GB
125
152
193
177
235
351
521
688
1011
32GB
253
307
390
357
475
708
1051
1387
2039
1GB
8
9
12
11
14
21
32
42
62
2GB
15
18
23
21
28
42
63
83
123
2944x1656
1920x1080
16GB
125
152
193
177
235
351
521
688
1011
32GB
253
307
390
357
475
708
1051
1387
2039
(Unit: Approximate minutes of recording)
Recordable number of photos
Resolution
Storage media (Capacity)
4GB
8GB
30
61
36
74
46
94
42
86
57
115
84
171
126
254
166
336
244
494
8GB
5014
9402
Internal memory*
16GB
32GB
9999
9999
9999
9999
1GB
656
1173
2GB
1251
2346
Storage media (Capacity)
4GB
8GB
2482
5014
4654
9402
16GB
9999
9999
32GB
9999
9999
(Unit: Approximate number of images)
1GB ≒ 1,000,000,000 bytes : Actual formatted capacity may be less as the internal firmware uses a portion of the memory.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Actual recording times may differ depending on the recording conditions and the subject.
The higher the quality and resolution, the more memory is used.
Lower resolution and quality increases the recording time, but the image quality may suffer.
The bit rate automatically adjusts to the recording image. Accordingly, the recording time may vary.
Memory cards bigger than 32GB may not operate normally.
When a video file exceeds 1.8GB, a new video file is created automatically.
The maximum number of recordable photo and video files is 9999 respectively.
The recording length of a Time Lapse REC may vary depending on settings.
Items marked with * are available only with HMX-H303/H304/H305 models.
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RECORDING VIDEOS
1.
ThiscamcordersupportsbothHighDefinition(HD)andStandard
Definition(SD)imageresolutions.Settheresolutionyouwantbefore
recording.page53
• Insertamemorycard.page34
• Settheappropriatestoragemedia.(HMX-H303/H304/H305only)
page33
• OpentheLCDscreentoturnonthecamcorder.Yourcamcorderturns
onautomaticallywhenyouopentheLCDscreen.
• SettheLensopen/closeswitchtoopen( ).page16
• SelecttherecordmodebypressingtheMODEbutton.page29
2.
Selectasubjecttorecord.
• AdjusttheLCDpaneltothe
bestangleforrecording.
• UsetheZoomlevertoadjustthe
sizeofthesubject.page43
PresstheRecording start/stop
button.
• Therecording()indicator
appears,andrecordingstarts.
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3.
Tostoprecording,pressthe
Recording start/stopbuttonagain.
4.
TouchtheQuickView(
)icon
toviewthemostrecentlyrecordedvideo.
• AftertheQuickViewiscomplete,yourcamcorderreturnsto
thestandbymode.
Usingthecontinuousrecordingfunction
UsingtheContinuousRecordingfunction,
youcanavoidrecordingunwanted
sceneswhilerecordingvideo.Usingthis
function,youcanmakeonevideofile
whileyourecordonlydesiredscenes.
1. PresstheRecording start/stop button.
• Therecording()indicator
appears,andrecordingstarts.

2. TouchthePausetab,thenitwillpause
therecordingwithappearing( )
indicator.
• Ifyouwanttorecordcontinuously
touchtheRectabagain,andif
youwanttostoptherecording
touchtheStoptab.
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• If power is interrupted or an error occurs during recording, the video
may not be recorded/edited.
• Samsung is not responsible for any damage caused by a failure of
normal recording or playback operations because of a memory card
error.
• Note that damaged data cannot be recovered.
• Do not turn off the camcorder or remove the memory card while the
camcorder is accessing the memory card. Doing so may damage
the memory card or the data in the memory card.
• Videos are compressed in the H.264 (MPEG-4.AVC) format.
• Eject the battery when you have finished recording to prevent
unnecessary battery power consumption.
• For the on-screen information display, see pages 101~105
• For approximate recording time, see page 37.
• Sound is recorded by the internal stereo microphone located on the
front of the camcorder. Make sure that the microphone is not blocked.
• Before recording an important video, make sure to test the recording
function to see if there are any problems with the audio or video
recording.
• For various functions available during recording, see pages 53~69
• If the power cable/battery is disconnected or recording is interrupted,
the camcorder switches to the data recovery mode. While data is
being recovered, no other function is enabled.
• In the record mode, you can set the Quick View menu option. The
Quick View icon appears when you have set the Quick View menu
option to On.
• The menu setting tabs shown on the LCD screen do not affect the
image the camcorder is recording.
• Under some low light conditions that may be encountered, the video
motion may not be fluid as under normal light conditions.
• The noise from around area may be recorded if you record video
in a quiet environmental place because of increased microphone
sensitivity. Due to increased microphone sensitivity, the noise
occurred by motor when the zoom is moving can be recorded.
• ISO will be automatically adjusted when recording indoor or in
a dark place. At this time, the video may occur noise or if you
record the video in a very dark place, you may not able to check it.
When recording at night, we recommend you to use professional
camcorders which have an infrared imaging system.
• When executing HDIS on a tripod or on a fixing device, the image
may be shaken. when fixing the camcorder on a tripod, set HDIS off.
• Even using the Continuous Recording function, it can record videos
maximum 1.8GB. After resuming to recording videos from pause, if
the recorded file exceeds 1.8GB, it will be automatically recorded to
the next file.
• When the camcorder powers off when recording, the video will be
saved in the storage media.
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CAPTURING PHOTOS DURING VIDEO
RECORDING
Your camcorder can capture photos without interrupting video
recording.
1.
2.
• Insert a memory card. page 34
• Set the appropriate storage media. (HMX-H303/H304/H305 only)
page 33
• Open the LCD screen to turn on the camcorder. Your camcorder turns
on automatically when you open the LCD screen.
• Set the Lens open/close switch to open ( ). page 16
• Select the record mode by pressing the MODE button. page 29
3.
Press the Recording start/stop
button.
• The recording () indicator
appears, and recording starts.
While recording the video,
frame the scene you want to
photograph, and then press the
PHOTO button.
• The camcorder has recorded
the photo image without a
shutter sound and then it is
available to record the next
image after about six seconds.
• Video keeps recording, even
while you take photos.
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Recording start/stop button
again.
• You cannot capture photos under the following conditions:
- During a time lapse recording
- During paused when recording
• Photos are captured in 1920x1080 resolution regardless of the
resolution of the video recording.
• When the HDMI cable is connected to the camcorder, you cannot
capture a photo while recording a video.
• If you capture a picture within 10 seconds after starting video
recording, the picture may not be saved because of extended saving
time.
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RECORDING PHOTOS
1.
Youcantakephotosandstoretheminthestoragemedia.Setthe
desiredresolutionbeforerecording.page54
• Insertamemorycard.page34
• Settheappropriatestoragemedia.(HMX-H303/H304/H305only)
page33
• OpentheLCDscreentoturnonthecamcorder.Yourcamcorderturns
onautomaticallywhenyouopentheLCDscreen.
• SettheLensopen/closeswitchtoopen( ).page16
• SelecttherecordmodebypressingtheMODEbutton.page29
2.
Selectasubjecttorecord.
• AdjusttheLCDpaneltothe
bestangleforrecording.
• UsetheZoomlevertoadjustthe
sizeofthesubject.page43
FramethesubjectintheLCD
screen,andthenhalf-pressthe
PHOTObutton.
• Whenthesubjectisinfocus,
()indicatorappearsgreen.
Ifitappearsred,readjustthe
focus.
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3.
FullypressthePHOTObutton.
• Theshuttersoundisheard.
(when“Shutter Sound:On”isset)
4.
TouchtheQuickView(
)icontoviewthemostrecently
recordedphoto.
• Toreturntothestandbymode,touchtheReturn(
)tab.
Donotturnoffthecamcorderorremovethememorycardwhentaking
photosasitmaydamagethestoragemediaordata.
• Therecordablenumberofphotosvariesdependingontherecording
conditionsandthephotoresolution.page37
• Thecamcorderdoesnotrecordaudiowhenyoutakephotos.
• Donotturnoffthecamcorderorremovethememorycardwhen
takingphotosasitmaydamagethestoragemediaordata.
• Iffocusingisdifficult,usethemanualfocusfunction.page59
• Fortheon-screendisplayinformation,seepages101~105.
• Forvariousfunctionsavailableduringrecording,seepages53~69
• PhotofilesconformtotheDCF(DesignruleforCameraFilesystem)
standard,establishedbyJEITA(JapanElectronicsandInformation
TechnologyIndustriesAssociation).
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RECORDING WITH EASE FOR BEGINNERS
(SMART AUTO)
InSmartAutomode,yourcamcorderautomaticallychoosesthe
appropriatesettingsbasedonthetypeofsceneitdetects(Indoor,
Night,etc.).SmartAutomodeishelpfulifyouarenotfamiliarwith
thebestcamcordersettingsforvariousscenes.
1.
PresstheSMART AUTObutton.
• TheSmartAuto(
)andAnti-shake(OIS)(
ontheLCDscreen.
2.
Alignyoursubjectintheframe.
• Thecamcorderautomaticallydetectsthescenewhenyou
alignthesubject.
• TheappropriatesceneiconappearsontheLCDscreen.
3.
PresstheRecording start/stopbuttonorPHOTObutton.
pages38,41
4.
TocancelSmartAutomode,presstheSMART AUTObutton
again.
)iconappear
Appearswhenrecordingatnight.(Night)
Appearswhenrecordingimagesoflandscapeswith
backlighting.(Backlight)
Appearswhenrecordingpeople.(Portrait)
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Appearswhenrecordingaverybrightscene.(White)
Appearswhenrecordinganoutdoorscene.(Landscape)
Appearswhenrecordingimagesofclose-up.(Macro)
Appearswhenrecordingimagesofclearskies.(Bluesky)
Appearswhenrecordingimagesofforestedareas.(Naturalgreen)
Appearswhenrecordingimagesofsunsets.(Sunset)
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<Whenrecordingaclose-up>
)tab
• Buttons unavailable during Smart Auto operation: Menu(
/Anti-shake (OIS)button/etc.
MostsettingsareautomaticallyadjustedinSmartAutomode.Toset
oradjustfunctionsonyourown,releasetheSmartAutomodefirst.
• SMARTAUTOmustbesetbeforerecording.
• Whenthereisnodetectedscene,the( )iconappears.
• Thecamcordermaynotselectthecorrectscenedependingon
shootingconditions,suchascamcordershake,lighting,anddistance
tothesubject.
Basic recording
ZOOMING
Zoomspeed
Thiscamcorderallowsyoutorecordusingoptical30xpowerzoom
anddigitalzoombyslidingtheZoomlever.
Whenusingthezoomfunction,youcandecreasezoomspeedby
slowlymovingtheZoom(W/T)lever.Movingitfasterincreasesthe
zoomspeed.
Tozoomin
SlidethezoomlevertowardsT(telephoto).
• Thedistantsubjectisgraduallymagnified.
• Thehighestzoommagnificationratiois30xinthenormalzoom-in.
Tozoomout
SlidethezoomlevertowardsW(wideangle).
• Thesubjectgetssmallerandfurtheraway.
• Thesmallestopticalzoomratioisthesubject’soriginalsizewhen
zoomed-out.
W : Wide angle
T : Telephoto
• Usingtheopticalzoomdoesnotdegradetheimagequalityand
clarity.
• Usethedigitalzoomwhenyouwanttozoommorethantheoptical
zoomrange.page63
• Focusingmaybecomeunstablewhenyourecordwithafastzoom
orzoomintoasubjectstandingtoofaraway.Ifthisoccurs,usethe
manualfocusfunction.page59
• Theminimumdistanceyoucanhavebetweenthecamcorderand
subjectwhilemaintainingsharpfocusisabout1cm(about0.4
inches)forwideangleandabout100cm(about39.4inches)for
telephoto.(about50cm(19.7inches)forTeleMacro.)
• Ifyouwanttoshootthesubjectclosetothelensatawideangle,
usetheTeleMacrofunction.page62
• Frequentuseofthezoomfunctionconsumesmorepower.
• Thecamcordercanrecordthesoundofthezoommechanism.
• Whenusingthezoomfunctionwhileholdingthecamcorderwithyour
hand,useAnti-shake(OIS)forstablerecording.page44
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Basic recording
Anti-Shake (OIS: Optical Image Stabilizer)
UsetheAnti-shake(OIS:OpticalImageStabilizer)function
tocompensateforunstableimagescausedbyshaking
movementswhenholdingthecamcorder.
SelecttherecordmodebypressingtheMODEbutton.page29
EachpresstheAnti-shake (OIS)( )buttonrepeattheAnti-shake
(OIS),Anti-shake(OISDUO)andOff.
UsetheAnti-Shake(OIS)functioninthefollowingcases
• Whenrecordingwhilewalking
orridinginamovingcar.
• Whenrecordingwiththe
zoomfunction.
• Whenrecordingsubjects
ofasmallsize.
UnderstandingOIS
• Reducecamcordershakeand
preventblurredimageswith
OpticalandDigitalImage
Stabilizationfunctions.
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44
• Off:Disablesthefunction.
• On (
):TheAnti-Shake(OIS)functionisenabledto
compensateforshaking.
• WhenyouturnonSmartAutomode,itautomaticallysetsAnti-shake
(OIS)toOn.
• TheAnti-Shake(OIS)functionmaynotcorrectgrosscamcorder
shakeentirely.Todecreaseshake,holdthecamcorderfirmlywith
bothhands.
• WhenthisfunctionisOn,theactualmovementofthesubjectand
themovementdisplayedonthescreenmaybeslightlydifferent.
• Whenyourecordindarkordimlightathighmagnificationwhile
thisfunctionisOn,after-imagesmaystandout.Ifthisoccurs,we
recommendusingatripod(notsupplied)andturningAnti-shake(OIS)
toOff.
• WhenyouturnonSmartAutomode,itautomaticallyturnedoff
OIS(DUO)andOISsetstoOn.
Basic playback
CHANGING THE PLAYBACK MODE
Tochangethumbnaildisplaytype
• Youcansettherecordmodeandtheplaymodeinturnwiththe
MODEbutton.
Youcanalsoswitchtheoperationmodedirectlyintotheplayback
)tabontheLCD
thumbnaildisplaybytouchingthePlay(
screen.
• Themostrecentlycreatedfileishighlightedinthethumbnailview.
• Thecamcorderselectsthethumbnaildisplayoptionsbasedon
thestandbymodethatwaslastused.However,youcanchoose
thevideo(HDorSD)orphotothumbnailviewdisplayoptionsby
)tabonthe
touchingtheHD( HD ),SD( SD ),orphoto(
LCDscreen.
Youcanchoosefromthesethumbnaildisplayoptions:3x2(
(
),andDate(
).
HD
SD
HD
3/3
),4x3
SD
2/2
<3X2type>
HD
<4X3type>
SD
01/JAN/2011 (17)
Understanding how to change the operation modes
YoucaneasilychangetheoperationmodesbytouchingtheLCD
screenorusingthebuttonsasshowninthefollowingfigures:
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MENU
HD
MENU
HD
SD
SD
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HD
SD
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PLAYING VIDEOS
Youcanpreviewrecordedvideosinthethumbnailindexview,find
thevideoyouwantquickly,andplaybackdirectly.
• Insertamemorycard.page34
• Settheappropriatestoragemedia.(HMX-H303/H304/H305only)
page33
• TouchthePlay(
)tabontheLCDscreentoselecttheplaymode.
page45
1.
2.
46
TouchtheHD( HD )orSD
( SD )tab.
• Videothumbnails
correspondingtothevideo
resolutionyouselectedappear
onthescreen.
• Tochangethecurrent
thumbnailpage,touchtheup
)ordown(
)tab.
(
Touchthethumbnailofthedesired
videoclip.
• Thecamcorderplaysthevideo
youselectedandplayback
controltabsappearbriefly.
Theyreappearwhenyoutouch
anywhereonthescreen.
• Tostopplaybackandreturnto
thethumbnails,touchtheReturn
)tab.
(
HD
SD
3/3
00:00:05/00:00:50
100_0013
Donotpoweroffthecamcorderorejectthememorycardduringvideo
playback.Doingsomaydamagetherecordeddata.
• Itmaytakesometimetostartplayback,dependingonthesizeand
qualityoftheselectedvideo.
• Thecamcordermaynotplaythefollowingvideofiles:
- Avideorecordedonanotherdevice.
- Avideowhosefileformatisnotsupportedbythecamcorder.
• Youcanusevariousplayoptionsduringthevideoplayback.
• Youcansetplaybacksettingsusingthe“Play Option”menu.
page67
• YoucanplaytherecordedvideosonaTVorPC.pages88,94
• IfyoutouchtheMenu(
)tabduringplayback,playispausedand
themenuscreenappears.
Basic playback
Playback / Pause / Stop
Frame by frame playback
• PlaybackandpausealternatewhenyoutouchthePause(
)tabduringplayback.
Play(
)tabtostopplayback.
• TouchtheReturn(
)/
Whenplaybackispaused,touchtheReverseframeadvance
)/Forwardframeadvance(
)tomakethevideogoin
(
reverseorforwardoneframeatatime.
Search playback
Duringplayback,eachtouchofthe
)/
Reversesearch(
)tabincreases
Forwardsearch(
theplayspeed:
• RPS(ReversePlaybackSearch)/
FPS(ForwardPlaybackSearch)
rate:x2x4x8x2
Toadjustthevolume
Youcanheartherecordedsound
fromtheinternalspeaker.
00:00:05/00:00:50
100_0013
Skip playback
TouchtheReverseskip(
)/Forwardskip(
)tabduring
playback.
)tabplaysthenextvideo.
• TouchingtheForwardskip(
)playsthebeginningofthe
• TouchingtheReverseskip(
)forthreesecondsor
scene.IfyoutouchtheReverseskip(
lessafteravideostarts,thecamcorderplaysthepreviousvideo.
)/Forward
• PlaceandholdyourfingerontheReverseskip(
)tabtosearchforavideonumberquickly.Whenyoulift
skip(
offyourfinger,thecamcorderplaysthevideoyouselected.
Slow playback
Whenplaybackispaused,touching
)/
theReverseslow(
)tabreducesthe
Forwardslow(
playbackspeed:
• Reverse/forwardplaybackslow
rate:x1/2x1/4x1/8x1/2
1.
TouchtheVolume(
ontheLCDscreen.
2.
)/(
)tabto
Touchthe(
increaseordecreaseaudio
volume.
• Youcanadjustthesound
levelbetween“0~19.”
Whenthelevelisat“0,”
youcannothearsound.
00:00:05/00:00:50
100_0013
)tab
00:00:05/00:00:50
100_0013
10
)tabtoplaybackinnormalspeed.
• TouchthePlay(
• Youcanheartherecordedsoundonlywhenyouplaybackatnormal
speed.
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VIEWING PHOTOS
Youcanviewrecordedphotosusingvariousplaybackfunctions.
• Insertamemorycard.page34
• Settheappropriatestoragemedia.(HMX-H303/H304/H305only)
page33
• TouchthePlay(
)tabontheLCDscreentoselecttheplaymode.
page45
1.
2.
3.
4
TouchthePhoto(
)tab.
• Thethumbnailviewappears.
• Tochangethecurrent
thumbnailpage,touchtheup
)ordown(
)tab.
(
Touchthephotoyouwantto
display.
• Thecamcorderdisplaysthe
photoyouselectedinfull
screenandplaybackcontrol
tabsappearbriefly.They
reappearwhenyoutouch
anywhereonthescreen.
Toreturntothethumbnails,
)tab.
touchtheReturn(
HD
SD
3/3
HD
SD
3/3
14/17
100_0014
Donotpoweroffthecamcorderorejectthememorycardduringphoto
playback.Doingsomaydamagetherecordeddata.
• Loadingtimemayvarydependingonthesizeandqualityofthe
photoyouselected.
• Yourcamcordermaynotplaybackthefollowingphotofilesnormally:
- Aphotorecordedonanotherdevice.
- Aphotowithafileformatnotsupportedbythiscamcorder.(One
thatdoesnotconformtoDCFstandards.)
• Touchpreviousimage(
)/nextimage(
)tabtoviewthe
previousandnextphoto.
Basic playback
Viewingaslideshow
Zoomingduringphotoplayback
Youcanviewaphotoslideshowwith
backgroundmusic.
)tab
TouchtheSlideShow(
duringphotoplayback.
• The( )indicatorappears.The
slideshowstartsfromthecurrent
selectedphoto.
• Tostoptheslideshow,touchthe
)tab.
Return(
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14/17
Tostartaslideshowinthemenuscreen
TouchtheMenu(
“Slide Show Start.”
Youcanmagnifyaplaybackimage.
Touchup/down/left/righttoselect
theareatomagnify.
1.
Touchthephotoyouwantto
magnify.
• Thecamcorderdisplays
theselectedphotoonthefull
screen.
2.
Adjustthemagnificationwiththe
Zoom(W/T)lever.
• Magnificationstartsfromthe
centreofthephoto.
• Youcanzoominfromx1.1to
x8.0.
3.
Touchtheup( )/down( )/left( )/right(
areayouwantonthemagnifiedphoto.
4.
Tocancel,touchtheReturn(
)tab
Slide Show Start
Slide Show Option
1/2
Delete
Protect
100_0014
14/17
X3.0
)tabtoviewthe
)tab.
• PhotosrecordedonotherdevicesorthoseeditedonaPCcannot
bemagnified.
• Whiletheplaybackzoomisinuse,otherimagescannotbeselected.
• Allphotosareplayedbackdependingontheslideshowoptions.
page69
• Ifyouselectthethumbnaildisplaybydate(
),thecamcorder
playsbackonlyphotostakenonthecorrespondingdateintheslide
show.
• Youcanadjustthebackgroundmusic’svolumelevelusingthe
)tabwhileplayingbacktheslideshowwithmusic.
Volume(
4
Using the menu items
3.
HANDLING MENUS
Theinstructionsbeloware
examplesofhowtoaccessand
usemenuitemsusingtheMenu
)tab.Whenyouaccessand
(
useothermenuitems,usethese
examplesasguides.
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• Insertamemorycard.page34
• Settheappropriatestoragemedia.(HMX-H303/H304/H305only)
page33
• SelecttherecordmodebypressingtheMODEbutton.page29
2.
0
TouchtheMenu(
)tabonthe
touchpanel.
• Themenuscreenappears.
• Tochangethecurrentpage,
touchtheup(
)/down(
)
tab.
Touch“ SCENE.”(The SCENE
functionisusedhereasanexample.)
SCENE
Video Resolution
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Auto
Sports
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Menu tab
1.
Touchthedesiredoption.
• Adjustthesettingvalues
accordingly.
Video Quality
Photo Resolution
4.
Toexitthemenu,touchthe
Exit( )orReturn(
)tab.
1/2
Portrait
Spotlight
• WhenusingMenuitems,somemenuitemscannotbeusedat
thesametime,ormaybegreyedout.Formoreinformation,see
Troubleshootingonpage111.
• Foreasyunderstanding,themenusettingproceduresonthispage
areexplainedusingthesimplestmethods.Menusettingmethods
candifferdependingonthemenuoptionsyouchoose.
Using the menu items
MENU ITEMS
• The items available in each menu vary depending on the operating mode.
• For item operation details, see the page number listed under Page in the table.
Recording menu items
Items
Default value
Page
Auto
53
Video Resolution
1080/50i
53
Video Quality
Fine
54
Photo Resolution
2944x1656
54
Photo Sharpness
Normal
55
White Balance
Auto
55
Aperture
Auto
56
Shutter
Auto
57
EV
0
58
Super C.Nite
Normal
58
Focus
Auto
59
Anti-Shake(OIS)
On
44
Digital Effect
Off
60
Fader
Off
61
Tele Macro
Off
62
Cont. Shot
Off
62
Wind Cut
Off
63
Digital Zoom
Off
63
Self Timer
Off
64
Time Lapse REC
Off
64
Quick View
On
66
Guideline
Off
67
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Using the menu items
Playback menu items
Operation
mode
Video
Photo
Default value
Page
X
Play All
67
X
X
-
68



-
70




Off (Single)
71




-
72
Divide


X
X
-
73
Combine

X
X
X
-
74
File Info




-
69
Slide Show Start
X
X


-
49
Slide Show Option
X
X


-
69
Thumbnail
Single
Thumbnail
Single
Play Option


X
Highlight


Delete

Protect
Copy*
Items
Edit
 : available, X : not available
• Menu options and default values may be changed without prior notice.
• Some grey coloured menu options cannot be selected. page 111
• Items marked with * are available only with HMX-H303/H304/H305 models.
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SCENE
Video Resolution
UsingtheiScenefunction,youcanselectasettingthatmatches
thesceneyouareshooting(Sports,Portrait,etc.).Basedonyour
selection,thecamcordersetstheappropriateshutterspeedand
apertureautomaticallyforoptimalrecording.
SelecttherecordmodebypressingtheMODEbutton.page29
1.
TouchtheMenu(
“ SCENE.”
)tab
SCENE
Auto
2.
Touchthedesiredsubmenuitem.
theup(
3.
Sports
• Tochangethecurrentpage,touch
)/down(
1/2
)tab.
Toexitthemenu,touchtheExit(
Youcanselecttheresolutionofthevideotoberecorded.
SelecttherecordmodebypressingtheMODEbutton.page29
1.
TouchtheMenu(
)tab
“Video Resolution.”
2.
Touchthedesiredsubmenuitem.
3.
Video Resolution
1080/50i
Toexitthemenu,touchtheExit
)tab.
( )orReturn(
720/50p
1/1
576/50p
Portrait
Spotlight
)orReturn(
)tab.
Submenu items
• Auto:Forrecordingundernormalconditions.
• Sports ( ):Forrecordingpeopleorobjectsinmotion.
• Portrait ( ):Forrecordingportraits.Capturesnaturalskin
tones.
• Spotlight ( ):Whenstronglightstrikesthesubject.On
stage,forexample.
• Beach/Snow ( ):Wherethereflectionoflightisintense
suchasasnowfieldorbeach.
• Food ( ): Tomakefoodmorecolourful.
• Candle Light ( ):Forrecordinginthesoftglowof
candlelight.
• Indoor ( ): Forrecordingindoorswithartificiallight.
Whenyouspecify“Aperture: Manual”or“Shutter: Manual,”the
SCENEmodeiscancelled.
Submenu items
• 100/0i (
• 20/0p (
• 6/0p (
): RecordsintheHD(1920x1080/50i)format.
): RecordsintheHD(1280x720/50p)format.
): RecordsintheSD(720x576/50p)format.
• “50i”indicatesthecamcorderwillrecordininterlacedscanmodeat
50fieldspersecond.
• “50p”indicatesthecamcorderwillrecordinprogressivescanmode
at50framespersecond.
• RecordedfilesareencodedusingVariableBitRate(VBR).VBRisan
encodingsystemthatautomaticallyadjuststhebitrateinresponse
totheimagebeingrecorded.
• Theavailablevideorecordingtimediffersaccordingtothevideo
resolutionyouselect.page37
Advanced recording
Video Quality
Photo Resolution
Youcanselectthequalityofthevideotoberecorded.
Youcanselecttheresolutionofthephototoberecorded.
SelecttherecordmodebypressingtheMODEbutton.page29
1.
TouchtheMenu(
“Video Quality.”
)tab
Video Quality
SelecttherecordmodebypressingtheMODEbutton.page29
1.
TouchtheMenu(
)tab
“Photo Resolution.”
2.
Touchthedesiredsubmenuitem.
Photo Resolution
Super Fine
2.
3.
Touchthedesiredsubmenuitem.
Toexitthemenu,touchtheExit
( )orReturn(
)tab.
Fine
1/1
Normal
Submenu items
• Super Fine ( ):Recordsvideosinsuperfineimagequality.
• Fine ( ):Recordsvideosinfineimagequality.
• Normal ( ):Recordsvideosinnormalimagequality.
• Thehighertheresolutionis,theshortertheavailablerecordingtime.
Ontheotherhand,thelowertheresolution,thelongertheavailable
recordingtime.
4
3.
2944x1656
Toexitthemenu,touchtheExit
( )orReturn(
)tab.
1920x1080
1/1
Submenu items
• 244x166 (
• 120x100 (
):Recordsinthe2944x1656resolution.
):Recordsinthe1920x1080resolution.
• Thenumberofrecordableimagesdiffersaccordingtothephoto
resolutionyouselect.page37
• Photosthatarerecordedonyourcamcordermaynotplayback
properlyonotherdigitaldevicesthatdonotsupportthesephoto
sizes.
Advanced recording
Photo Sharpness
White Balance
Thisfunctionletsyoucreatemoresharperorsofterimageby
processingthecapturedimagewhenyoutakeaphoto.
Thiscamcorderautomaticallyadjuststhecolourofthesubject.You
canrecordinnaturalcoloursdependingonthesubjectandlighting
conditions.
SelecttherecordmodebypressingtheMODEbutton.page29
SelecttherecordmodebypressingtheMODEbutton.page29
1.
TouchtheMenu(
)tab
“Photo Sharpness.”
2.
Touchthedesiredsubmenuitem.
Photo Sharpness
Soft
3.
Toexitthemenu,touchtheExit
( )orReturn(
)tab.
1/1
Sharp
Submenu items
):Smoothstheedgesofphotoimages.Makes
imagesofter.
• Normal ( ):Thephotoimagesappearwithsharpedges
andaresuitableforprinting.
• Sharp ( ):Sharpenstheedgesinphotoimagesfurther.
• Soft (
1.
TouchtheMenu(
“White Balance.”
2.
Touchthedesiredsubmenuitem.
)tab
White Balance
Normal
3.
Auto
Toexitthemenu,touchtheExit
( )orReturn(
)tab.
Daylight
1/2
Cloudy
Fluorescent
Submenu items
• Auto:Controlsthewhitebalanceautomaticallyinresponsetolighting
conditions.
• Daylight ( ):Forrecordingoutdoorsinclear,naturallight.
):Forrecordingintheshadeorcloudyweather.
• Cloudy (
):Forrecordingunderwhitefluorescentlights.
• Fluorescent (
• Tungsten ( ):Forrecordingunderhalogenlampsandincandescent
lights.
• Custom WB ( ):Letsyouadjustthewhitebalancemanuallyto
matchthelightsourceorsituation.
UnderstandingWhiteBalance
TheWhiteBalance(WB)processremovesunrealisticcolourcasts,
sothatwhiteobjectsarerenderedwhiteinyourimageandallother
colourslooknatural.Properwhitebalancehastotakeintoaccount
the“colourtemperature”ofalightsource,whichreferstotherelative
warmthorcoolnessofwhitelight.
Advanced recording
Aperture
Tosetthewhitebalancemanually
1.
2.
3.
)tab
TouchtheMenu(
“White Balance”“Custom WB.”
• The“(
)Set White Balance”
indicatorappears.
White Balance
Tungsten
SelecttherecordmodebypressingtheMODEbutton.page29
Custom WB
2/2
Fillthescreenwithawhitesubject,
)tab.
andthentouchthe(
• Thecamcorderstoresthewhite
balancesetting.
)tab.
Toexitthemenu,touchtheExit( )orReturn(
• Thecamcorderappliesthestoredwhitebalancethenexttime
yourecord.
• Whensettingthewhitebalancemanually,thesubjectmustbewhite,
otherwise,yourcamcordermaynotdetectanappropriatesetting
value.
• Theadjustedsettingremainsuntilyousetthewhitebalanceagain.
• Duringnormaloutdoorrecording,settingWhiteBalanceto“Auto”
mayprovidebetterresults.
• Cancelthedigitalzoomfunctionforclearandprecisewhitebalance
setting.page63
• Resetthewhitebalanceiflightconditionschange.
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Thecamcorderadjuststheaperture(lensopening)automatically
dependingonthesubjectandrecordingconditions.Youcanalso
manuallyadjusttheaperture.
1.
TouchtheMenu(
“Aperture.”
2.
Touchthedesiredsubmenuitem.
3.
)tab
Aperture
Auto
Toexitthemenu,touchtheExit
( )orReturn(
)tab.
Manual
1/1
Submenu items
• Auto: Setstheaperturevalueautomatically.
)orincrease(
)tab
• Manual ( ):Touchthedecrease(
toadjusttheaperture.Youcanchoosefrom
thefollowingsettings:
F1.8,F2,F2.8,F4,F5.6,F8,F11,F16
Advanced recording
UnderstandingAperture
Youcanadjusttheaperturevaluetocontroltheamountoflight
reachingtheimagesensor.Thesmallertheaperturevalue,thegreater
theamountoflight.Forexample,F1.8letsinmorelightthanF2.8.
Youneedtoadjusttheaperturevalueinthefollowingcases:
• Whenyouareshootingagainstthelightorwhenthebackground
istoobright.
• Whenyouareshootingonareflectivenaturalbackgroundsuchas
atthebeachorwhenskiing.
• Whenthebackgroundisoverlydark(forexample,sceneryat
night).
• Whenyouspecify“Aperture: Manual,”the SCENEmodeis
cancelled,“Super C.Nite”issetto“Off,”and“Shutter”issetto
“Auto”automatically.
• Iftheapertureissettomanual,theaperturevaluechanges
dependingonthezoomlevelyouchange.
Shutter
Thecamcorderautomaticallysetstheshutterspeeddepending
onthescene’sbrightness.Userhighshutterspeedstorecordfast
movingobjectsandlowshutterspeedstorecordsloworstationary
objectsorobjectsindimmerlight.
SelecttherecordmodebypressingtheMODEbutton.page29
1.
TouchtheMenu(
“Shutter.”
)tab
2.
Touchthedesiredsubmenuitem.
3.
Toexitthemenu,touchtheExit
)tab.
( )orReturn(
Shutter
Auto
Manual
1/1
Submenu items
• Auto:Thecamcorderautomaticallysetstheappropriate
shutterspeedvalue.
• Manual ( ): Touchthedecrease( )orincrease( )tab
toadjustthesettingvalues.Youcanchoose
fromthefollowingsettings:1/50,1/120,
1/250,1/500,1/1000,1/2000,1/4000,or
1/10000.
• Theimagemaynotseemsmoothwhenyousetahighshutterspeed.
• Whenrecordingatashutterspeedof1/1000orlower,makesure
thesunisnotshiningdirectlyintothelens.Astheshutterspeedgets
slower,thecamcordercanbeharmedbytoomuchlight.
• Whenyouspecify“Shutter: Manual,”the SCENEmodeis
cancelled,“Super C.Nite”issetto“Off,”and“Aperture”issetto
“Auto”automatically.
• Eveniftheshutterspeedissetto1/10000,thecamcordersupports
onlyupto1/2000whilerecordingphotos.
Advanced recording
EV
Super C.Nite
Dependingontheintensityoftheambientlight,yourvideosand
photosmaybetoobrightordark.UsingtheEVfunction,youcan
manuallyadjustvideoandphotoimagebrightness.
Youcanadjusttheshutterspeedwhenrecordingaslowmoving
object,orrecordabrighterimageindarkplaceswithouta
compromiseincolours.
SelecttherecordmodebypressingtheMODEbutton.page29
1.
TouchtheMenu(
2.
Touchthedecrease(
)or
0
increase(
)tabtoadjustthe
settingvalues.Youcanchoose
fromthefollowingsettings:
• EVvalues(
):-2.0,-1.6,-1.3,
-1.0,-0.6,-0.3,0,+0.3,+0.6,+1.0,+1.3,+1.6,+2.0
3.
)tab“EV.”
Toexitthemenu,touchtheExit(
EV
)orReturn(
1.
TouchtheMenu(
“Super C.Nite.”
2.
Touchthedesiredsubmenuitem.
3.
Toexitthemenu,touchtheExit
( )orReturn(
)tab.
)tab
Super C.Nite
OFF
OFF
OFF
Off
Normal
1/1
SUPER
SUPER
SUPER
Super
)tab.
Submenu items
UnderstandingEV(ExposureValue)
Exposurevalueisthetotalamountoflightallowedtofallonthe
photographicmedium(Imagesensor)duringtheprocessoftaking
photosorvideos.Thehigherthenumber,thegreatertheexposure.
Forexample,+0.3letsinmorelightthan-0.3.
Darker(-)
SelecttherecordmodebypressingtheMODEbutton.page29
0
Brighter(+)
• Off:Disablesthefunction.
• Normal ( ): Theshutteropensfor1/50ofasecondinthenormal
modeandautomaticallyswitchestoopenfor1/25ofasecondina
darkplace.Usethisfunctiontogetbrightimagesinadarkplace.
• Super ( ): Theshutteropensfor1/13ofasecondregardlessof
surroundingconditions.Usethisfunctiontogetbrightimagesina
darkerplace.
OFF
OFF
SUPER
SUPER
Advanced recording
Focus
Focusingmanuallyduringrecording
Thecamcorderusuallyfocusesonasubjectautomatically(auto
focus).Whenyouturnthecamcorderon,focusisalwayssetto
automatic.Youcanalsosetthefocusmanually.
SelecttherecordmodebypressingtheMODEbutton.page29
1.
2.
3.
TouchtheMenu(
“Focus."
)tab
Focus
Auto
Touchthedesiredsubmenuitem.
Toexitthemenu,touchtheExit
( )orReturn(
)tab.
Manual
1/1
Touch Point
Yourcamcorderautomaticallyfocusesasubjectfromclose-upto
infinity.However,thecamcordermaynotfocuscorrectly,depending
ontherecordingconditions.Ifitdoesnotfocuscorrectly,usethe
manualfocusmode.Toadjustthefocus,placeandholdyourfinger
)foranearersubject,andonthe(
)tabfora
onthe(
farthersubject.
• Thenearerorfarthericon( / )appearsinthecentrewhen
focusadjustmentreachestheend.
• Thecamcorderappliestheadjustedvaluerightafteryoutouch
)or(
)tab.
the(
CHG
Manual
Submenu items
• Auto: Inmostsituations,itisbettertousetheautomaticfocus
feature,asitletsyouconcentrateonthecreativesideof
yourrecording.
• Manual ( ): Youmayneedtofocusmanuallyunderconditions
inwhichautomaticfocusingisdifficultorunreliable.
)or(
)tabtoadjustthefocus.
Touch(
• Touch Point ( ): TofocusonasubjectshownontheLCD
screen,simplytouchthesubjectonthescreen.
CHG
Manual
10CM
10CM
<Nearersubject>
<Farthersubject>
Scenestosetfocusmanuallyfor
• Scenescontainingseveralobjects,someclosetothecamcorder,
othersfartheraway.
• Sceneswithapersonenvelopedinfogorsurroundedbysnow.
• Sceneswhichcontainveryshinyorglossysurfacessuchasthat
ofacar.
• Sceneswithpeopleorobjectsmovingconstantlyorquicklysuch
asathleticeventsorcrowdscenes.
Advanced recording
Usingthetouchpointfunction
Examples of Digital Effect options
UsingtheTouchPointfunction,
youcanhavethecamcorderfocus
onasmallsectionofthepicture.
Yougetthecamcordertofocuson
aparticularpointbytouchingthe
desiredpointontheLCDscreen.
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SUPER
To activate the touch point with a long touch
Youcanactivatetouchpointbylightlypressingaparticularpointon
theLCDscreenforabout2seconds.
• TheAutoFocus(AF)settingisusefulwhenyouoperatethezoom
functionbecauseyoumightnotbeabletokeepaccuratefocusafter
thezoomratiohasbeenchanged.
• Inthemanualfocussettingmenuscreen,youcanaccessautofocus
)tabonthescreen.Youcanreturntomanual
bytouchingtheAF(
focusbytouchingthemanualfocusingtabs.
• IfyouhaveenabledtheTouchPointfunction,youcanresetthe
)tabontheLCDscreen.
focustoAutobytouchingtheAF(
Digital Effect
UsingtheDigitalEffectfunctiongivesyourrecordingacreativelook.
SelecttherecordmodebypressingtheMODEbutton.page29
1.
TouchtheMenu(
“Digital Effect.”
2.
Touchthedesiredsubmenuitem.
)tab
Digital Effect
Off
3.
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Toexitthemenu,touchtheExit
( )orReturn(
)tab.
Black & White
1/3
Sepia
Negative
Off
WithoutanyDigital
Effect,theimage
retainsanormal,
naturallook.
Black & White
( )
Thismode
changestheimage
toblackandwhite.
Sepia( )
Thismodegives
theimageanoldtime,reddish
brownlook.
Negative( )
Thismode
reversesthe
colours,creatinga
negativeimage.
Art ( )
Thismodehelps
adjustforfacial
imperfections.
Ghost ( ) 02 03 04
Thismodehelps
theimagehave
afterimageeffect
likeghostsmoving
around.
Dazzle ( 02 ) 03 04
Thismode
changesthe
imagesbrighterby
raisingSaturation.
Noir02( 03 ) 04
Thismode
changesthe
imagesimpressive
byhighlight
contrast.
Western(
02 03 04 )
Themodechange
theimagetofaded
andoldfilmlook.
Advanced recording
Fader
RecordingavideowithFadeeffect
Youcangiveyourrecordingaprofessionallookbyusingspecial
effectssuchasfadeinatthebeginningofasequenceorfadeoutat
theendofasequence.
1. TouchtheMenu(
)tab“Fader.”
2.
Touchthedesiredsubmenuitem.
3.
Toexitthemenu,touchtheExit
( )orReturn(
)tab.
Fade in
With“Fader”setto“In,”presstheRecording start/stopbutton.The
recordingstartswithadarkscreen,andthentheimageandsound
fadein.
Fade out
Fader
Off
In
1/1
Out
In-Out
With“Fader”setto“Out,”presstheRecording start/stopbutton
tostoprecording.Theimageandsoundfadeout,thescreengoes
black,andthentherecordingstops.
Fade in-out
With“Fader”setto“In-Out,”presstheRecording start/stopbutton.
Therecordingstartswithadarkscreen,andthentheimageand
soundfadein.
Tostoprecording,presstheRecording start/stopbutton.
Theimageandsoundfadeout,thescreengoesblack,andthenthe
recordingstops.
Submenu items
•
•
•
•
Off:Disablesthefunction
In ( ):Assoonasyoustartrecording,therecordingfadesin.
Out ( ):Whentherecordingisdone,itfadesout.
In-Out ( ):Whenyoustartorstoprecording,the
recordingfadesinorfadesoutaccordingly.
FadeIn(Approx.3seconds)
FadeOut(Approx.3seconds)
ThecamcorderautomaticallyturnstheFaderfunctionoffafterithas
beenusedonce.Youmustresetiteachtimeyouwanttouseit.
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Advanced recording
Tele Macro
Cont. Shot
UsingtheTeleMacrofunction,youcangetcloseupimageswhich
arecreatedbyfocusingonasmallportionofalargeobjectatatele
angle.Itisusefultogetcloseupimagesofflowersorinsectsetc.
TheContinuousShotfunctionletsyoucaptureuptoeightphotosin
rapidsuccessiontogiveyoumorephoto-takingopportunitieswhen
recordingmovingsubjects.
SelecttherecordmodebypressingtheMODEbutton.page29
1.
2.
3.
TouchtheMenu(
“Tele Macro.”
)tab
Tele Macro
Off
Touchthedesiredsubmenuitem.
Toexitthemenu,touchtheExit
( )orReturn(
)tab.
On
1/1
Submenu items
• Off:Disablesthefunction.
• On ( ):Youcanfocusonasmallportionofalargeobject
atateleangle.
• WhenrecordinginTeleMacromode,thefocusspeedmaybe
lowered.
• Useatripod(notsupplied)topreventcamcordershakeintheTele
Macromode.
• AvoidshadowswhenrecordingintheTeleMacromode.
• Asthedistancetothesubjectdecreases,focusingareanarrows.
• Ifyoucannotgetproperfocus,movetheZoomlevertoW(Wide)slowly
andadjustthedistancetothesubject.
• WhenusingthezoomtotelephotointheTeleMacromode,the
minimumdistanceyoucanhavebetweenthecamcorderandsubject
is50cm.
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SelecttherecordmodebypressingtheMODEbutton.page29
1.
TouchtheMenu(
“Cont. Shot.”
2.
Touchthedesiredsubmenuitem.
3.
)tab
Cont. Shot
Off
Toexitthemenu,touchtheExit
( )orReturn(
)tab.
On
1/1
Submenu items
• Off:Thecamcorderrecordsonlyonephotoimage.
• On (
):WhenyoupressthePHOTObutton,the
camcordercantakeupto8photosinone
second.
• Ifanerroroccurs(Cardfull,etc.)duringcontinuousshot,the
recordingstopsandanerrormessageappears.
• When“Cont. Shot”is“On,”thecamcorderfixesthephotoresolution
at1920x1080.
Advanced recording
Wind Cut
Digital Zoom
UsingtheWindCutfunction,youcanreducewindnoisewhen
recordingsoundusingtheinternalmicrophone.
Thedigitalzoomenableshigherzoommagnificationthantheoptical
zoom.Digitalzoomcanelectronicallymagnifyanimagecreatedby
theopticallensupto300times.
SelecttherecordmodebypressingtheMODEbutton.page29
SelecttherecordmodebypressingtheMODEbutton.page29
1.
2.
3.
TouchtheMenu(
“Wind Cut.”
)tab
Wind Cut
Off
Touchthedesiredsubmenuitem.
Toexitthemenu,touchtheExit
( )orReturn(
)tab.
On
1/1
1.
TouchtheMenu(
“Digital Zoom.”
2.
Touchthedesiredsubmenuitem.
3.
)tab
Toexitthemenu,touchtheExit
( )orReturn(
)tab.
UsingtheWindCutfunctionalsoremovessomelowfrequencysound
withthewindnoise.
Off
On
1/1
STBY
Submenu items
• Off:Disablesthefunction.
• On ( ):Reduceswindnoisewhenrecordingsoundusing
theinternalmicrophone.
Digital Zoom
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OFF
Therightsideofthebarshowsthedigital
zoomingzone.Thezoomingzoneappears
whenyoumovethezoomlever.
SUPER
Submenu items
• Off :DisablesDigitalZoom.
• On :Enableshigherdigitalzoommagnification.
Whenyouusethedigitalzoom,thecamcorderprocessestheimage
digitallymorethanintheopticalzoommode.Asaresult,theimage
resolutionmaydeteriorate.
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Advanced recording
Self Timer
Time Lapse REC
Whenyouenabletheself-timer,thereisatimedelayof10seconds
beforerecordingstarts.
Youcanrecordvideosortakephotosofyourself.
UsingtheTimeLapsefeature,youcanprogrammeyourcamcorder
tocreateatimelapsevideobyrecordingaseriesofframesovera
setperiodoftimewithasettimeintervalbetweeneachframe.The
TimeLapsefeatureletsyoucreatetimelapsevideosofblooming
flowersandsimilarsubjects.
SelecttherecordmodebypressingtheMODEbutton.page29
1.
TouchtheMenu(
“Self Timer.”
2.
Touchthedesiredsubmenuitem.
3.
SelecttherecordmodebypressingtheMODEbutton.page29
)tab
Self Timer
OFF
Toexitthemenu,touchtheExit
( )orReturn(
)tab.
Off
1/1
Submenu items
• Off:DisablestheSelfTimer.
• 10 Sec ( ):Thereisatimedelayof10secondsafteryou
presstheRecord Start/StoporPHOTO
button.
ThecamcorderautomaticallyturnstheSelfTimerfunctionoffafterithas
beenusedonce.Youmustturnitoneachtimeyouwanttouseit.
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1.
10 Sec
TouchtheMenu(
)tab
“Time Lapse REC”“On.”
• Themenuscreenappears.
2.
Touchthedesireditems(Interval,
RecLimit)andthentouchtheup
)ordown(
)tabtosetthe
(
values.
3.
Touchthe(
setting.
Time Lapse REC
Off
On
1/1
Time Lapse REC
)tabtofinishthe
Interval
1
Sec
REC Time : 1Hr 12Min
4.
Toexitthemenu,touchthe
Exit( )orReturn(
)tab.
5.
AftersettingtheTimeLapseREC
mode,presstheRecording
start/stopbutton.
• TheTimeLapseRECstarts.
• TimeLapseREConlysupports
the[HD]720/50Presolution
andSuperFinequality.
[HD]720/50P SF

00:00:00
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1Sec/24Hr
Time Lapse Recording
OFF
SUPER
Advanced recording
Submenu items
• Off: Disables Time Lapse REC.
• On (
):
- Interval (“Sec”): Image of the subject is captured at a set
interval. Images are automatically shot a frame at a time at
the specified interval and stored in the storage media. 0.5135 (seconds).
Example of Time Lapse Recording
Total time for recording
Recording interval
Timeline
Time for recording on the
storage media (a video clip of
Time Lapse REC)
The Time Lapse Recording function records image frames at
a predefined interval over the total recording time to produce a
time-lapse video.
Time Lapse Recording is useful for filming in the following situations:
• Blooming flowers
• A bird building a nest
• Clouds rolling by in the sky
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• Time lapse recording mode is released once recording
has been finished. To start another Time Lapse Recording,
repeat steps 1 through 5.
• 50 captured images compose a video of 1 second length.
Since the minimum length of a video your camcorder can
save is one second, the interval you set defines how long
the time lapse recording should be. For example, if you set
the interval to “5 Sec,” total recording time should be set
to at least 4 minute 10 seconds to record a minimum video
length of 1 seconds (50 images).
• Once the time lapse recording finishes recording for its
total recording time, it switches to the standby mode.
• Press the Recording start/stop button if you want to stop
the time lapse recording.
• Audio is not recorded during time lapse recording.
• If a video recording fills up 1.8GB of storage memory, a
new recording file is automatically started at that point.
• If the battery charge is exhausted during the time lapse
recording, the camcorder saves the recording up to that
point and switches to standby mode. After some time, it
displays a warning message, then turns off automatically.
• If memory runs out during a Time Lapse REC, the
camcorder switches to standby mode after saving what
was recorded so far.
• During Time Lapse REC, the zoom and focus functions are
fixed so that you cannot change the settings. Even if the
subject is moved, you cannot change the focus.
• When a time lapse recording starts, the “Time Lapse
Recording” message blinks on the screen and it appears
that the screen has stopped. This is a normal operation;
do not remove the power source or memory card from the
camcorder.
• We recommend using the AC power adaptor for a time
lapse recording.
• Pause function is not available during time lapse recording.
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Advanced recording
Quick View
DeletingfilesafterQuickView
UsingtheQuickViewfunction,youcanviewthemostrecently
recordedvideoorphotoimagesimmediatelyafteryouhave
recordedthem.
SelecttherecordmodebypressingtheMODEbutton.page29
Ifyoutouchthedelete(
viewingisdeleted.
)tabduringQuickView,thefileyouare
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1.
TouchtheMenu(
“Quick View.”
2.
Touchthedesiredsubmenuitem.
3.
)tab
Toexitthemenu,touchtheExit
( )orReturn(
)tab.
Quick View
Off
On
1/1
Submenu items
• Off:QuickView( )icondoesnotappearonthescreen
afteryoufinishtherecording.
• On:QuickView( )iconappearsonthescreenassoon
asyoufinishtherecording.TouchtheQuickView
icontoviewthemostrecentvideoorphotoyouhave
recorded.AftertheQuickViewiscompleted,your
camcorderswitchesbacktothestandbymode.
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• TheQuickViewfunctionisnotavailableunderthefollowing
conditions:
- Ifthemodehasbeenchangedaftertherecording
- IftheUSBcableisconnectedtothecamcorder.
- Ifthecamcorderhasbeenrestartedaftertherecording
- AfterplayingQuickView
• Forphotosrecordedwith“Cont. Shot,”onlythelastfileinthe
sequenceisdisplayed.
Advanced playback
Guideline
Play Option
Thiscamcorderprovides3typesofguidelinestohelpyoutoseta
balancedimagecompositiononthescreen.
Youcanselectaspecificvideoplaybackoption.
SelectthePlay(
)tabontheLCDscreentoselecttheVideoplay
( HD / SD )mode.page45
SelecttherecordmodebypressingtheMODEbutton.page29
1.
2.
TouchtheMenu(
“Guideline.”
)tab
Off
Touchthedesiredguideline
accordingtothesubject.
• Theselectedguideline
appearsonthescreen.
3.
Guideline
Toexitthemenu,touchtheExit
( )orReturn(
)tab.
STBY
00:00:00
1.
TouchtheMenu(
“Play Option.”
2.
Touchthedesiredsubmenuitem.
3.
Toexitthemenu,touchtheExit
( )orReturn(
)tab.
)tab
Play Option
Play All
Play One
1/1
Repeat All
Repeat One
[307Min]
9999
OFF
SUPER
Submenu items
• Off:Disablesthefunction.
:Placingthesubjectatthecentrecrosspointputsthe
•
subjectinthemiddleoftheframe.
:PositioningsubjectswithintheSafetyZonerectangle
•
ensurestheywillberecorded.
:Forrecordingmultiplesubjects.Puttingsubjectsator
•
nearthegridcrosspointscreatesabalanced
composition.
• Positioningasubjectatthecrosspointofaguidelineprovidesa
balancedcomposition.
• Guidelinesarenotrecorded.
Submenu items
):Playsvideoclipsinsuccessionstarting
fromavideoyouselectandendingatthe
lastvideoyourecorded,thenreturnstothe
thumbnailindexview.
• Play One ( ):Playstheselectedvideoonce,andthen
returnstothethumbnailview.
• Repeat All ( ):Playsallthevideoclipsrepeatedlyuntil
)tab.
youtouchtheReturn(
• Repeat One ( ):Playsoneselectedvideorepeatedlyuntil
)tab.
youtouchtheReturn(
• Play All (
6
Advanced playback
Highlight
Highlightplaybacktimetothedurationofavideo
TheHighlightfunctionplaysaportionofeachrecordedvideoat
random.
Video Duration
SelectthePlay(
)tabontheLCDscreentoselecttheVideoplay
( HD / SD )mode.page45
1.
2.
3.
TouchtheMenu(
“Highlight.”
)tab.
Highlight
All
• Recent ( ):Playsaportionofallvideoscreatedwithinthe
last24hours.
• All ( ):Playsaportionofallvideofiles.
6
Plays5secondsatrandom.
30sec.to5min.
Plays5secondsofeach30second
sectionatrandom.
5min.to10min.
Plays11secondsofeach2minute
sectionatrandom.
Over10min.
Plays15secondsofeach3minute
sectionatrandom.
1/1
Submenu items
Highlight playback time
Fullplayback
5to30sec.
Recent
Touchthedesiredsubmenuitem.
Toexitthemenu,touchtheExit
( )orReturn(
)tab.
Lessthan5sec.
• lfyouruntheHighlightfunctioninthedatethumbnaildisplay,
Highlightplaysrandomportionsofallthefilesintheselecteddate
set.
• IntheHighlightplaymode,youcanadjustthevolumebytouching
thescreen.Youcanalsocanceltheplayback.
Advanced playback
Slide Show Option
File Info
Youcansettheplayoptionsfortheslideshowwiththeslideshow
settingmenus.
Youcanseetheimageinformationforallimages.
SelectthePlay(
mode.page45
1.
2.
3.
)tabontheLCDscreentoselectthephoto(
TouchtheMenu(
)tab.
“Slide Show Option.”
Touchthedesiredsubmenuitem
)/(
)tabto
andtouchthe(
setthevalueyouwant.
Toexitthemenu,touchtheExit(
SelectthePlay(
)tabontheLCDscreentoselecttheVideoplay
)mode.page45
( HD / SD )orPhotoplay(
)
1.
TouchtheMenu(
“File Info.”
2.
Selectthefileyouwanttoview
thefileinformationfor.
• Theinformationoftheselected
fileappears.
Slide Show Option
Interval
:
1 Sec
Music
:
On
Effect
:
On
)orReturn(
)tab.
3.
)tab
Toexitthemenu,touchtheReturn(
File Info
100VIDEO
HDV_0017.MP4
Date
Duration
: 01. JAN.2011
: 00:00:05
Size
: 9.56MB
Resolution
: 1080 50i F
)tab.
Submenu items
• Interval: Continuouslyplaysbackphotosattheintervalyou
select.Youcanchoose1sec.or3sec.
• Music: Youcanturntheinternalbackgroundmusicon
oroff.Thiscamcorderhas7defaultbackground
melodiesstoredintheboot-upflashmemory.When
musicisOn,startingaslideshowstartstheplay
backofthe7melodiesinshufflemode.
• Effect: Continuouslyplaysbackphotosusingthefadein/
outeffecttotransitionbetweenimages.
6
Editing files
Delete
Youcaneraseyourrecordingsonebyoneorallatonce.
• Insertamemorycard.page34
• Settheappropriatestoragemedia.(HMX-H303/H304/H305only)
page33
• TouchthePlay(
)tabontheLCDscreentoselecttheplay
mode.page45
1.
2.
0
TouchtheHD( HD ),
SD( SD ),orPhoto(
)tab.
• Videosorphotosappearas
thumbnails.
TouchtheMenu(
)tab
“Delete”touchthedesired
submenuitem.
• Ifyoutouch“Select Files,”
youwillseeimagethumbnails.
GotoStep3.
• Ifyoutouch“All Files,”you
willseethemessagethat
correspondstothatoption.
GotoStep4.
Delete
Submenu items
• Select Files:Deletesindividualimages.
Touchtheimagesyouwanttodelete.Theindicator
( )isdisplayedontheselectedimages.Touchingthe
thumbnailimagetogglestheimagebetweenbeing
selectedfordeletion( )ornotselected.
)tab.Theselectedimagesaredeleted.
Touchthe (
• All Files:Deletesallimages.
Select Files
All Files
1/1
• Deletedimagescannotberecovered.
• Donotejectamemorycardorpoweroffthecamcorderwhile
deletingvideosorphotosrecordedonthestoragemedia.Doingso
maydamagethestoragemediaordata.
Delete
3/3
Remain:.62GB
3.
Touchthefilesyouwanttodelete.Afteryouhaveselectedall
thefilesyouwanttodelete,touchthe(
)tab.GotoStep4.
• SeeSubmenuitemsbelowforadditionaldetails.
4.
Touch“Yes.”
• Ifyouselected“All Files,”thecamcorderdeletesallthefiles
inthestoragemedia,exceptforthosethatareprotected.
• Ifyouselected“Select Files,”thecamcorderdeletesthefiles
youselected.
• Youcanalsooperatethisfunctioninthefullandsingleimagedisplay
modes.
• Toprotectimportantimagesfromaccidentalerasure,activatethe
imageprotectionfunctioninadvance.page71
• Youcannotdeleteprotectedfiles.Canceltheprotectfunctionfirst.
page71
• Ifthewriteprotectiontabonthememorycardissettolock,you
cannotdeleteimages.
• Thedeletefunctiondoesnotworkifthebatterychargeisinsufficient.
WerecommendyouusetheACadaptortoensurethecamerahas
continuouspowerwhendeleting.
Editing files
Protect
3.
Youcanprotectimportantrecordingsfromaccidentalerasure.The
protectedvideosandphotoscannotbedeletedunlessyouformat
thememorycardorcanceltheprotection.
4.
• Insertamemorycard.page34
• Settheappropriatestoragemedia.(HMX-H303/H304/H305only)
page33
• TouchthePlay(
)tabontheLCDscreentoselecttheplay
mode.page45
1.
2.
TouchtheHD( HD ),SD
( SD ),orPhoto(
)tab.
• Videosorphotosappearas
thumbnails.
TouchtheMenu(
)tab
“Protect”touchthedesired
submenuitem.
• Ifyoutouch“Select Files,”
youwillseeimagethumbnails.
GotoStep3.
• Ifyoutouch“All Files,”you
willseethemessagethat
correspondstothatoption.
GotoStep4.
Touchthefilesyouwanttoprotect.Afteryouhaveselectedall
thefilesyouwanttoprotect,touchthe(
)tab.GotoStep4.
• SeeSubmenuitemsbelowforadditionaldetails.
Touch“Yes.”
• Ifyouselected“All On,”the( )indicatorappearsonallfiles.
• Ifyouselected“All Off,”the( )indicatordisappearsfromall
protectedfiles.
• Ifyouselected“Select Files,”theindicatorappearsonthe
filesyouselectedforprotectionanddisappearsfromthefiles
youremovedprotectionfrom.
Protect
Select Files
All On
1/1
All Off
Protect
3/3
Submenu items
• Select Files:Protectsindividualimages.
Touchtheimagestoprotectfromerasure.
The( )indicatorappearsontheselectedimages.
Touchingthethumbnailimagetogglestheimagebetween
beingselected( )ornotselected.
)tab.
Touchthe (
• All On:Protectsallimages.
• All Off:Turnsoffprotectiononallprotectedimagesallat
once.
• Youcanalsooperatethisfunctioninthefullandsingleimagedisplay
modes.
• Ifthewriteprotectiontabonthememorycardissettolock,you
cannotsetthisfunction.page35
1
Editing files
Copy (HMX-H303/H304/H305 only)
Videosandphotosstoredintheinternalmemorycanbecopiedto
theexternalflashmemorycard.Copyingtothememorycarddoes
notdeletetheoriginalsintheinternalmemory.
• Insertamemorycard.page34
• TouchthePlaytab(
)ontheLCDscreentoselecttheplay
mode.page45
1.
TouchtheHD( HD ),SD( SD )
orPhoto(
)tab.
• Videosorphotosappearas
thumbnails.
Copy
Select Files
All Files
1/1
2.
TouchtheMenu(
“Copy.”
3.
Touchthedesiredsubmenuitem.
4.
Themessagethatcorrepspondsto
theselectedoptionappears.Touch
“Yes.”
• Theselectedimagesare
copied.
)tab 
Copy
3/3
Remain:2GB
Remainingfreespaceinthe
destinationmemorycard
2
Submenu items
• Select Files:Copyindividualimages.
Touchtheimagesyouwanttocopy.
The( )indicatorisdisplayedontheselected
images.Touchingthethumbnailimagetoggles
theimagebetweenbeingselected( )ornot
)tab.Theselected
selected.Touchthe(
imagesarecopied.
• All Files:Copyallimages.
• Youcanalsooperatethisfunctioninthefullandsingleimagedisplay
mode.
• Ifthewriteprotectiontabonthememorycardissettolock,you
cannotcopytheimages.page35
• Youcannotcopyafileifthememorycardhasinsufficientfreespace.
Removeunnecessaryfilesbeforeproceeding.page101
• Thecopyfunctiondoesnotworkifthebatterychargeisinsufficient.
WerecommendyouusetheACadaptortoensurethecamerahas
continuouspowerwhencopying.
Editing files
Divide
Youcandivideavideointotwo,andeasilydeleteasectionyou
nolongerneed.Asthisfunctioneditstheoriginalfile,makesureto
backuptheoriginalbeforedividingit.
• Insertamemorycard.page34
• Settheappropriatestoragemedia.(HMX-H303/H304/H305only)
page33
)tabontheLCDscreentoselecttheVideoplay
• SelectthePlay(
( HD / SD )mode.page45
1.
TouchtheMenu(
“Edit” “Divide.”
2.
Touchthevideoyouwanttoedit.
• Theselectedvideoisdisplayed
aspaused.
3.
Searchforthepointofdivisionby
touchingtheplayback
controltabs.
• Playbackcontroltabs:
/
/
/
/
/
)tab 
Edit
Divide
Combine
1/1
Donotejectamemorycardorpoweroffthecamcorderwhileediting
avideorecordedonthestoragemedia.Doingsomaydamagethe
storagemediaordata.
• Youcanalsooperatethisfunctioninthefullandsingleimagedisplay
modes.
).Canceltheprotect
• Youcannotdividefilesthatareprotected(
functionfirst.page71
• Thedividedvideomaydriftbeforeorafterthedivisionpointby
approximately2seconds.
• TheDividefunctionisnotavailableunderthefollowingconditions:
- Ifthetotalrecordedtimeofthevideoislessthan6seconds.
- Ifyoutrytodividesectionswithoutleaving3secondsatthe
beginningandtheend.
- IfthevideofileisrecordedintheTimeLapseRECmode.
- Iftheremainingmemoryspaceonyourmemorycardislessthan
15MB.
- Whenthenumberoffilesonthecardreaches9999.
• Youcannotdividephotos.
00:00:25/00:00:50
100_0013
Divide
4.
Touchthepause(
)tabatthe
pointofdivision,andthentouch
)tab.
theCutting(
• Amessageappearsaskingforyourconfirmation.
5.
Touch“Yes.”
• Thevideoyouselectedisdividedintotwovideoclips.
• Thesecondclipofthedividedvideoisdisplayedasthelast
thumbnail.
• Afterthedivision,youcanpartiallydeleteanunnecessary
sectionorcombineitwithothervideos.
Editing files
Combine
Youcancombinetwodifferentvideos.Asthisfunctioneditsthe
originalfiles,makesuretobackuptheoriginalfilesbeforecombining
them.
• Insertamemorycard.page34
• Settheappropriatestoragemedia.(HMX-H303/H304/H305only)
page33
)tabontheLCDscreentoselecttheVideoplay
• SelectthePlay(
( HD / SD )mode.page45
4
1.
TouchtheMenu(
)tab 
“Edit” “Combine.”
2.
Touchthevideothumbnailsof
thevideosyouwanttocombine
intheorderyouwantthem
combined.
• The(
)indicatorandthe
ordernumberappearonthe
selectedvideos.Touching
thevideothumbnailtogglesa
videobetweenbeingselected
)ornotselected.
(
• The(
)indicatordoesnot
appearifthevideofileshave
differentresolutions.
Edit
Divide
Combine
1/1
Combine
1
3/3
3.
Touchthe (
)tab.
• Amessageappearsaskingforyourconfirmation.
4.
Touch“Yes.”
• Thecamcordercombinesthevideofilesyouselectedinthe
orderyoudesignated,andthenstoresthecombinedvideos
asasinglevideofile.
Donotejectamemorycardorpoweroffthecamcorderwhileeditinga
videorecordedonthememorycard.Doingsomaydamagethestorage
mediaordata.
).Cancelthe
• Youcannotcombinefilesthatareprotected(
protectfunctionfirst.page71
• Theoriginalvideosarenotpreserved.
• TheCombinefunctionisnotavailableunderthefollowingconditions:
- IftheVideosareindifferentresolutionformats.Forexample,
videosrecordedat“Video Resolution: 100/0i”and“Video
Resolution: 20/0p”cannotbecombined.
- Ifthefilesizeofthecombinedvideosexceeds1.8GB.
- OneorbothvideofilesarerecordedintheTimeLapseRECmode.
- Iftheremainingmemoryspaceonyourmemorycardislessthan
15MB.
- Ifavideo’sfileformatisnotsupportedbythecamcorder.
- Whenthecamcorderisplayingavideofile.
System setting
SETTING MENU ITEMS
• Refer to page 50 for setting menus.
• For item operation details, go to the page number listed in the table under Page.
Items
Storage Type*
Storage Info*
Card Info**
File No.
Time Zone
Date/Time Set
Date Type
Time Type
Date/Time Display
Auto LCD Off
Beep Sound
Shutter Sound
Auto Power Off
Quick On STBY
PC Software
USB Connect
HDMI TV Out
TV Connect Guide
TV Display
Format
Default Set
Language
Demo
Anynet+(HDMI-CEC)
•
•
•
•
Default value
Internal Memory
Series
Home
01/JAN/2011 00:00 (Summer Time : Off)
01/JAN/2011
24 Hr
Off
On
On
On
5 Min
Off
On
Mass Storage
Auto
On
English
On
On
Menu options and default values may be changed without prior notice.
The time type may change depending on the language you selected.
Items marked with * are available only with HMX-H303/H304/H305 models.
Items marked with ** are available only with HMX-H300/H320 models.
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System setting
Storage Type (HMX-H303/H304/H305 only)
Card Info (HMX-H300/H320 only)
Youcanrecordvideosandphotosontheinternalmemoryora
memorycard.
Selectthedesiredstoragemediabeforestartingrecordingor
playback.page33
Thisfunctionshowsyouthestorageinformationofthememory
card,suchasusedmemoryspace,availablememoryspace,etc.
Storage Info (HMX-H303/H304/H305 only)
Insertamemorycard.page34
1.
TouchtheMenu(
)
Card Info
Setting( )tab“Card Info.”
• Used: 40.5MB
• Free: 30.8GB
• Usedmemoryspace,
[HD]1080/50i
availablememoryspace,
Super Fine : 253Min
Fine
: 307Min
andrecordabletime
Normal
: 390Min
appear.Availablespaceand
recordabletimedependon
thevideoresolutionyou’veselected.
2.
Toexitthemenu,touchtheReturn(
Thisfunctionshowsyouthestorageinformationoftheselected
storagemedia,suchasusedandavailablememoryspace,etc.
Insertamemorycardinthecamcorderbeforeviewingthestorage
information.
1.
TouchtheMenu(
)Setting
( )tab“Storage Info.”
Storage Info
Internal Memory
2.
Card
Touchthedesiredsubmenuitem.
1/1
• Usememoryspace,
availablememoryspace,
andrecordabletime
appears.Availablespace
andrecordabletimedependonthevideoresolutionyou’ve
selected.
3.
Toexitthemenu,touchtheExit(
)orReturn(
)tab.
Submenu items
• Internal Memory:Displaysthestorageinformationofthe
internalmemory.
• Card:Displaysthestorageinformationofthememorycard.
6
)tab.
System setting
File No.
Time Zone
Filenames(numbers)areassignedtorecordedimagesaccordingto
thenumberingoptionyouselect.
Youcansettheclocktothelocaltimewhenusingyourcamcorder
inadifferenttimezone.
1.
TouchtheMenu(
)
Setting( )tab“File No.”
2.
Touchthedesiredsubmenuitem.
3.
Toexitthemenu,touchtheExit
)tab.
( )orReturn(
Settingthelocaltime
File No.
Series
Reset
1.
1/1
Submenu items
• Series:Assignsfilenumbersinacontinuoussequence
evenafteryoureplaceorformatthestoragemediaordelete
allfiles.Eachfileisgivenauniquefilenumberthatallows
convenientimagemanagementonaPC.
• Reset:Resetsthefilenumberto0001afteryouformatthe
memorycard,deleteallfiles,orinsertanewmemorycard.
Whenyouset“File No.”to“Series,”thecamcorderassignseachfilea
differentnumbertoavoidduplicatingfilenames.Thisisusefulwhenyou
wanttomanageyourfilesonacomputer.
TouchtheMenu(
)tab
Setting( )tab“Time Zone”
“Visit.”
Time Zone
Home
Visit
2.
Touchtheleft(
)ortheright
(
)tabtoselectthevisited
area.
3.
Touchthe(
)tabwhenthe
timezonesettingiscomplete.
• Thecamcorderdoesnotapply
thetimezoneyousetifyou
finishthesettingbytouching
)tabwithouttouching
the(
)tab.
the(
1/1
Visit
London,Lisbon
[HOME 00:00] 01/JAN/2011 00:00
Submenu items
• Home:Thecamcorderdisplaysthetimeaccordingtoyour
settingsontheDate/TimeSetmenu.SelectHomewhen
usingthecamcorderforthefirsttimeorwhenreturningthe
clocktoyourhometowndate/timesetting.
• Visit ( ): Whenyouvisitalocalinadifferenttimezone,
theVisitfunctionallowsyoutousethelocaltimewithout
changingyourhometowntimesetting.Thecamcorder
adjuststheclockinaccordancewiththetimedifference
betweenthetwolocations.
System setting
Time Type
Date/Time Set
Bysettingthedateandtime,you
candisplaythedateandtimeofthe
recordingduringplayback.
page31
Date/Time Set
Day
01
Month
/ JAN / 2011
Hr
00
Year
Min
:
1.
TouchtheMenu(
)Setting
( )tab“Date Type.”
2.
Touchthedesiredsubmenuitem.
3.
Toexitthemenu,touchtheExit(
Date Type
2011/01/01
JAN/01/2011
1/1
01/JAN/2011
01/01/2011
)orReturn(
TouchtheMenu(
)Setting
( )tab“Time Type.”
2.
Touchthedesireddisplayoption.
3.
Toexitthemenu,touchtheExit
( )orReturn(
)tab.
Time Type
12 Hr
24 Hr
1/1
Submenu items
• 12Hr:Displaysthetimeinformationin12hourunits.
• 24Hr:Displaysthetimeinformationin24hourunits.
)tab.
Submenu items
• 2011/01/01:Displaysthedateintheyear/month(two-digit)/
dayformat.
• JAN/01/2011:Displaysthedateinthemonth/day/year
format.
• 01/JAN/2011:Displaysthedateintheday/month/year
format.
• 01/01/2011:Displaysthedateintheday/month(two-digit)/
yearformat.
1.
00
Date Type
Youcansetthedisplayformatfor
thedate.
Youcansetthedisplayformatforthe
time.
Thisfunctiondependsonthe“Date/Time Display”setting.page79
Thisfunctiondependsonthe“Date/Time Display”setting.page79
System setting
Date/Time Display
Youcansetwhetherornotthedateand/ortimearedisplayedon
theLCDscreen.
Beforeyouusethe“Date/Time Display”function,youmustsetthe
dateandtime.page31
1.
TouchtheMenu(
Display.”
2.
Touchthedesiredsubmenuitem.
3.
Toexitthemenu,touchtheExit
( )orReturn(
)tab.
)Setting(
• Thedate/timeisdisplayedon
theLCDscreenaccordingto
theselectedoption.
)tab“Date/Time
Date/Time Display
Off
Submenu items
•
•
•
•
Off:Currentdate/timeinformationisnotdisplayed.
Date:Displaysthecurrentdate.
Time:Displaysthecurrenttime.
Date & Time:Displaysthecurrentdateandtime.
• Thedate/timewillread“01/JAN/2011 00:00”inthefollowingcase:
- Whentheinternalrechargeablebatteryisdepleted.
• Thisfunctiondependsonthe“Date Type”and“Time Type”setting.
page78
Date
1/1
Time
Date & Time
System setting
Auto LCD Off
Toreducepowerconsumption,thecamcorderautomaticallydims
thebrightnessoftheLCDscreenifthecamcorderisidleforaperiod
oftime.
1.
TouchtheMenu(
)Setting
( )tab“Auto LCD Off.”
2.
Touchthedesiredsubmenuitem.
STBY 00:00:00
[307Min]
After2minutes
9999
Auto LCD Off
STBY 00:00:00
[307Min]
9999
OFF
OFF
SUPER
SUPER
Off
3.
Toexitthemenu,touchtheExit
( )orReturn(
)tab.
On
<IntheSTBYmode>
<LCDscreenisdarkened>
1/1

00:05:00
[307Min]

OFF
SUPER
After5minutes
00:05:00
[307Min]
OFF
SUPER
Submenu items
• Off:Disablesthefunction.
• On:Whenthecamcorderisidleformorethan2minutes
intheSTBYmode,orformorethan5minuteswhen
recordingavideo,thepowersavingmodestartsby
dimmingtheLCDscreen.
0
<Duringrecording>
<LCDscreenisdarkened>
• Whenthe“Auto LCD Off”functionisenabled,youcanpressany
buttononthecamcordertoreturnLCDbrightnesstonormal.
• AutoLCDOffisdisabledinthefollowingcases:
- IftheACpoweradaptorisconnected.
- WhiletheDemofunctionisinoperation.
System setting
Beep Sound
Shutter Sound
TheBeepSoundfunctionletsyoucontrolwhetherabeepsounds
whenyoutouchcertainbuttonsonthescreen.
TheShutterSoundfunctionletsyouturntheshuttersoundthat
playswhenyoupressthePHOTObuttononoroff.
1.
1.
TouchtheMenu(
)Setting
( )tab“Shutter Sound.”
2.
Touchthedesiredsubmenuitem.
2.
3.
TouchtheMenu(
)Setting
( )tab“Beep Sound.”
Beep Sound
Off
Touchthedesiredsubmenuitem.
Toexit,touchtheExit( )or
Return(
)tabuntilthemenu
disappears.
On
1/1
Submenu items
• Off: Disablesthefunction.
• On:Youwillhearabeepwhenpressingbuttonsortabs
suchasthePower( )buttonorRecording start/
stopbutton.
TheBeepSoundiscanceledinthefollowingcases:
- Duringrecordingandplayback.
- Whenthecamcorderhasacableconnection(Audio/Videocable,
HDMIcable,etc.).
3.
Shutter Sound
Off
Toexitthemenu,touchtheExit
( )orReturn(
)tab.
On
1/1
Submenu items
• Off: Disablesthefunction.
• On:Youwillheartheshuttersoundwhenyoupressthe
PHOTObutton.
Thecamcorderdoesnotmaketheshuttersound:
- IfyoupressthePHOTObuttonduringvideorecording.
- Whenthecamcorderhasacableconnection(Audio/Videocable,
HDMIcable,etc.).
1
System setting
Auto Power Off
Quick On STBY
Youcansetyourcamcordertoturnoffautomaticallyifitisidlefor5
minuteswithoutanoperation.Thisfunctionpreventsunnecessary
powerconsumption.
Whenyouaregoingtorecordfrequentlyforanextendedtime,use
theQuickOnSTBYfunctiontoreduceenergyconsumptionand
batterydrain.
WiththeQuickOnSTBYfunctionOn,closingtheLCDscreenstarts
QuickOnSTBY.
1.
TouchtheMenu(
)Setting
( )tab“Auto Power Off.”
2.
Touchthedesiredsubmenuitem.
3.
Auto Power Off
Off
Toexitthemenu,touchtheExit
( )orReturn(
)tab.
5 Min
1/1
Submenu items
• Off: Disablesthefunction.
• Min:Thecamcorderturnsoffifidlefor5minuteswithout
anoperation.
• AutoPowerOffdoesnotworkinthefollowingsituations:
- Whenthecamcorderhasacableconnection.(USBcable,AC
poweradaptor,etc.)
- WhiletheDemofunctionisinoperation.
- Whileyouarerecording,playing(exceptpause),orrunninga
photoslideshow.
• Toturnthecamcorderonagain,pressthePower( )button.
2
1.
TouchtheMenu(
)Setting
( )tab“Quick On STBY.”
2.
Touchthedesiredsubmenuitem.
3.
Quick On STBY
Off
Toexitthemenu,touchtheExit
( )orReturn(
)tab.
5 Min
1/1
System setting
Submenu items
• Off:ClosingtheLCDscreenturnsoffthecamcorder.
• Min:ClosingtheLCDscreenstartstheQuickOnSTBY
modeafterashortperiodoftime.Thecamcorder
staysinQuickOnSTBYmodefor5minutesand
thenturnsoffunlessyouopentheLCDscreenor
pushabutton.
PC Software
IfyousetPCSoftwaretoOn,youcanusethePCsoftwarebuiltinto
thecamcorder(Intelli-studio)byconnectingyourcamcordertoyour
PCusingthecamcorder’sUSBcable.Youcandownloadthevideo
andphotoimagesstoredonthecamcordertoyourPC’sharddisk
andeditthevideosandphotosusingtheinternalPCsoftware.
1.
TouchtheMenu(
)Setting
( )tab“PC Software.”
2.
Touchthedesiredsubmenuitem.
PC Software
Off
• Werecommendturningoffthecamcorderafterusetoreduceenergy
consumption.
However,asanalternative,youcanusetheQuickOnSTBYfunction
undermostshootingconditionstoreduceenergyconsumption
effectively.
• ThemodeindicatorkeepsblinkingintheQuickOnSTBYmode.
• TheQuickOnSTBYmodeisnotavailableunderthefollowing
conditions:
- WhentheLCDscreenisopen.
- Whenavideocable(HDMI,Audio/Videocable)ortheUSBcable
isconnectedtothecamcorder.
- Whenyouoperatethebuttonsonthecamcorder.
3.
Toexitthemenu,touchtheExit
( )orReturn(
)tab.
On
1/1
Submenu items
• Off:DisablesthePCSoftwarefunction.
• On:Theinternaleditingsoftwarestartswhenyouconnect
thecamcordertoaPC.
• ThePCSoftwarefunctionisnotavailableunderthefollowing
conditions:
- If“USB Connect”issetto“PictBridge”
• ToenablethePCSoftwarefunction,set“USB Connect”to“Mass
Storage,”inthesystemsettingmenuoption.page84
• ThePCSoftwareiscompatiblewiththeWindowsoperatingsystems
only.
System setting
USB Connect
HDMI TV Out
YoucantransferdatatoaPCorprintphotosdirectlybyestablishing
thecorrectUSBconnection.
YoucansettheHDMIvideooutputtomatchtheTVyouhave
connectedthecamcorderto.
1.
TouchtheMenu(
)Setting
( )tab“USB Connect.”
2.
Touchthedesiredsubmenu
item.
3.
Mass Storage
PictBridge
1.
TouchtheMenu(
)Setting
( )tab“HDMI TV Out.”
2.
Touchthedesiredsubmenuitem.
1/1
Toexitthemenu,touchtheExit
( )orReturn(
)tab.
Submenu items
• Mass Storage:ConnecttoaPCtotransfervideosor
photos.page99
• PictBridge:ConnecttoaPictBridgeprintertoprintphotos
directly(whenusingthePictBridgefunction).
page92
BeforeconnectingaUSBcable,checkwhetherthecurrentUSBmode
isappropriateforthefunctionyouwanttouse.
4
UsingtheHDMIcable(notsupplied),connectthecamcordertoyourTV.
page88
USB Connect
HDMI TV Out
Auto
3.
Toexitthemenu,touchtheExit
( )orReturn(
)tab.
576p
1/1
Submenu items
• Auto:Thevideosignalsareoutputinthesameformat
astherecordedfile.Usethissettingonlywhen
connectingtoanHDTV.
• 6p:Therecordedfileisoutputinthe720x576p
format.Usethissettingonlywhenconnectingtoa
standard,analogueTVwhichsupportsStandard
Definition(SD)progressivescanthroughitsthe
HDMIjacks.
System setting
TV Connect Guide
TV Display
YoucanviewtheTVConnectGuidebeforeyouconnectthe
camcordertoyourTVset.
YoucanenableordisabletheOnScreenDisplay(OSD)thatappears
ontheTVscreenwhenyouhaveconnectedyourcamcorder
1.
2.
toaTV.
TouchtheMenu(
)tab
Setting( )tab“TV Connect
Guide.”
TV Connect Guide
HDMI
Touchthedesiredsubmenuitem.
• TheTVConnectGuide
appearsdependingonthe
selectedsubmenuitems.
• RefertotheTVConnect
Guidewhenyouconnectyour
camcordertoaTV.
1/1
TouchtheMenu(
)Setting
( )tab“TV Display.”
2.
Touchthedesiredsubmenuitem.
3.
Toexitthemenu,touchtheExit
( )orReturn(
)tab.
TV Display
Off
On
1/1
TV Connect Guide
Composite
Camcorder
TV
Video
L
3.
1.
Composite
R
Toexitthemenu,touchtheExit
( )orReturn(
)tab.
<Toconnectthe
Audio/Videocable>
Audio
Submenu items
• Off:TheOSD(OnScreenDisplay)menusareonlyshown
ontheLCDscreen.
• On: TheOSDmenusareshownontheLCDscreenandthe
TVscreenaswell.
Submenu items
• HDMI:SelectHDMIwhenconnectingthecamcordertoa
TVwithanHDMIcable.
• Composite:SelectCompositewhenconnectingthe
camcordertoaTVwithaVideo/Audio
(composite)cable.
ThethumbnaildisplayandDemoscreensareshownontheTVevenif
youset“TV Display”to“Off.”
System setting
Format
Default Set
Usethisfunctionifyouwanttodeleteallfilescompletelyorto
correctproblemsonthestoragemedia.
1.
Youcanrestoreallmenusettingstotheirfactorydefaultsettings.
Insertamemorycard.page34
1.
2.
TouchtheMenu(
)
Setting( )tab“Format.”
Touchthedesiredsubmenuitem.
(HMX-H303/H304/H305only)
• Amessageappearsaskingabout
formattingthememorycard.
TV Connect Guide
3.
Setthedateandtimeagain.page31
Default Set
• Internal Memory:Formatstheinternalmemory.
• Card:Formatsthememorycard.
Touch“Yes”“Yes.”
• Theformatisexecutedandtheformattingmessageappears.
• Donotremovethestoragemediaorperformanyotheroperation
(suchasturningoffthepower)duringformatting.Also,besure
tousetheprovidedACpoweradaptortopowerthecamcorder
whenformatting.Thememorycardmaybecorruptedifthebattery
becomesexhaustedduringformattingandtheformattingprocess
stopsbeforethecardiscompletelyformatted.
• Ifthestoragemediabecomescorrupted,formatitagain.
6
Touch"Yes"ifyouwantallthe
settingsreturnedtothedefault.
• TheTimeZonescreen
appearsafterallsettingsreturn
totheirdefaults.
Format
Submenu items (HMX-H0/H04/H0 only)
3.
2.
TV Display
5/6
• DonotformatthestoragemediaonaPCorotherdevice.Makesure
toformatthestoragemediaonthiscamcorder.
• Youcannotformatamemorycardwiththeprotectiontabsetto
lock.page35
• Ifthereisnostoragemediainserted,youcannotselecttheFormat
function,anditsnamewillbedimmedonthemenu.
• Formattingcompletelydeletesallfilesandoptionsonamemory
card,includingprotectedfiles.Bydeletingallfilesandoptions,
formattingtypicallycorrectsproblems,enablingstableread/write
speedsandoperation.
• Runmemorycardformatbytouching“Format.”(HMX-H300/H320only)
TouchtheMenu(
)Setting
( )tab“Default Set.”
• Amessageappearsaskingfor
yourconfirmation.
TV Connect Guide
TV Display
5/6
Format
Default Set
• Donotturnoffthepowerwhileusingthisfunction.
• Initializingthecamcordersettingstofactorydefaultsdoesnotaffect
recordedimages.
Language
Youcanselectalanguageinwhich
todisplaythemenuandmessages.
page32
Language
English
한국어
1/8
Français
Deutsch
System setting
Demo
Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)
Demomodeautomaticallyshowsyouthemajorfunctionsthatare
includedwithyourcamcordersothatyoumayusethemmore
easily.
ThiscamcordersupportsAnynet+.Anynet+isanAVnetwork
systemthatletsyoucontrolallconnectedSamsungAVdeviceswith
anAnynet+supportedSamsungTVremotecontrol.
1.
1.
2.
3.
TouchtheMenu(
( )tab“Demo.”
)Setting
Demo
Off
Touchthedesiredsubmenuitem.
Toexitthemenu,touchtheExit
( )orReturn(
)tab.
On
1/1
Submenu items
• Off:DisabletheDemofunction.
• On:EnablestheDemofunction.
UsingtheDemofunction
YoucaneasilyoperatedemofunctiontouchingMenu(
)tabfor5
seconds.
TheDemomodeiscanceledinthefollowingcases:
- IftheLCDscreenistouched.
- Ifyoupressanybutton(Recording start/stop,Anti-shake
),SMART AUTO,MODE,PHOTO,etc.).
(OIS),Display(
However,thecamcorderenterstheDemomodeautomatically
after5minutesinSTBYmodeifitisidlefor5minuteswithoutan
operation.Ifyoudon’twanttheDemofunctiontostart,set“Demo”
to“Off.”
TheDemofunctiondoesnotoperateinthefollowingcase:
- Ifyouset“Auto Power Off”to“ Min”andyouareusingthebattery
topowerthecamcorder,theAutoPowerOfffunctionturnsthe
camcorderoffbeforeDemocanrun.
TouchtheMenu(
)Setting
( )tab“Anynet+ (HDMICEC).”
Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)
Off
On
2.
Touchthedesiredsubmenuitem.
3.
Toexitthemenu,touchtheExit
( )orReturn(
)tab.
1/1
Submenu items
• Off:Disablesthefunction.
• On:TheAnynet+functionisenabled.
WhenthecamcorderisconnectedtoanAnynet+
supportedTV,youcanoperatesomefunctionsofthe
camcorderusingtheTV’sremotecontrol.
• WhenyouturnonthecamcorderanditisconnectedbyanHDMI
cabletoaTVthatsupportsAnynet+,theTVautomaticallyturnson.
IfyoudonotwanttousetheAnynet+function,setthe“Anynet+
(HDMI-CEC)”to“Off.”
• FordetailsontheAnynet+(HDMI-CEC)function,refertotheuser
manualofSamsung’sAnynet+supportedTV.
Connecting to a TV
CONNECTING TO A HIGH DEFINITION TV
WITH HDMI
YoucanviewHighDefinition(HD)qualityvideosrecordedinHD
resolutiononanHDTVusinganHDMIconnection.Thiscamcorder
supportsHDMIoutputtodeliverhigh-definitionvideotransfer.
• CheckifthereisanHDMIinputjackonyourTV.
• UsetheACpoweradaptortopowerthecamcorderwhenyouattach
ittoaTV.
• Select“HDMI TV Out.”page84
HDTV
Camcorder
Signalflow
MiniHDMICable
Using a mini HDMI cable
1.
Turnonthecamcorder.
• Ifyoudonotturnonthecamcorderfirst,thecamcordermay
failtorecognisetheconnectedTV.
2.
3.
ConnectthecamcordertotheTVwithaMiniHDMIcable.
4.
Selecttheplaybackmodeonyourcamcorder,andthenstartto
playbackvideosorphotos.pages46,48
SettheTV’sinputorsourceselectortotheHDMIinputyou’ve
attachedthecamcorderto.
• RefertotheTV’sinstructionmanualtoseehowtoselectthe
TV’sinputorsource.
UnderstandingtheHDMIcable
HDMI(HighDefinitionMultimediaInterface)isacompact
audio/videointerfacefortransmittinguncompresseddigital
data.
WhatisAnynet+function?
TheAnynet+functionletsyoucontrolalldevicesthat
supporttheAnynet+functionwiththesameremote.
YoucanusetheAnynet+functiononthecamcorderif
thecamcorderisconnectedbyanHDMIcabletoaTV
thatsupportsAnynet+.Formoreinformation,refertothe
Anynet+supportedTV’susermanual.
• When“HDMI TV Out”issetto“Auto,”youcanplayanSDvideofile
inHDformat.
• Thiscamcordercomeswiththe“TV Connect Guide”menufunction.
IfyoutrytoconnectthecamcordertoaTVanddon’thaveyour
user’smanual,youcanusethe“TVConnectGuide”menufunction
toviewconnectioninstructionsonthecamcorder’sscreen.
page85
• YoucanuseonlyaCtoAtypeMiniHDMIcablewiththiscamcorder.
• TheHDMIjackonthecamcorderisforoutputonly.
• IfyouconnectanAnynet+supportedTVtothecamcorderwithan
HDMIcable,turningonthecamcordermayturntheTV’spoweron.
(anAnynet+function)Ifyoudon’twantthistooccur,set“Anynet+
(HDMI-CEC)”to“Off.”page87
• UseonlyHDMI1.3cablewhenconnectingtotheHDMIjackof
thiscamcorder.IfyouuseanothertypeofHDMIcable,thescreen
displaymaynotwork.
Connecting to a TV
CONNECTING TO A REGULAR TV
Youcanviewimagesrecordedwithyourcamcorderonaregular
TVthatsupportsstandarddefinition.Thiscamcordersupportsthe
compositeoutputforstandarddefinitionvideotransfer.
Connecting an Audio/Video cable for the composite
output
1.
ConnectthecamcordertoaTVwithanAudio/Videocable.
• Turnonthecamcorder,andthenconnectanAudio/Video
cable.Ifyoudonotturnonthecamcorderfirst,thecamcorder
mayfailtorecognisetheconnectedTV.
2.
SettheTV’sinputorsourceselectortotheinputyou’veattached
thecamcorderto.
• RefertotheTV’sinstructionmanualtoseehowtoselectthe
TVinput.
3.
Selecttheplaybackmodeonyourcamcorder,andthenstartto
playbackvideosorphotos.pages46,48
UsetheACpoweradaptortopowerthecamcorderwhenyouconnect
ittoaTV.
RegularTV
Camcorder
Signalflow
Audio/Videocable
• Makesureyou’veconnectedthecamcordertothecorrectinput
jacks.TheTVscreenmaynotdisplaytherightvideoinformationif
thecamcorderisconnectedincorrectly.
• WhenconnectingtoaTVusingtheAudio/Videocable,matchthe
colourofthecablestothecolourofthecorrespondingjacks.
• VideoinputmayappeargreendependingontheTV.Ifthisoccurs,
connecttheyellowplugoftheAudio/Videocabletothegreenjackof
theTV.
• WhenthecamcorderisconnectedtoaTVwithmorethanonetype
ofcable,thecamcorderoutputsvideosignalsinthefollowingorder
ofpriority:
- HDMIAudio/Video(composite)output
• Thiscamcordercomeswiththe“TV Connect Guide”menufunction.
IfyoutrytoconnectthecamcordertoaTVanddon’thaveyour
user’smanual,youcanusethe“TV Connect Guide”menufunction
toviewconnectioninstructionsonthecamcorder’sscreen.
page85
• IfyourTVhasoneaudiojack(monoinput),connecttheyellowplug
oftheAudio/Videocabletothevideojack,thewhiteplugtothe
audiojack,andleavetheredplugunconnected.
• WhenyouconnectthecamcordertoaTVusingtheAudio/Video
cable,imagesrecordedinhigh-definitionimagequality(1080/50ior
720/50p)areplayedbackinstandarddefinitionimagequality.
Connecting to a TV
VIEWING ON A TV SCREEN
Image appearance depends on the TV screen aspect ratio
Recording ratio
Appearance on Wide (16:9) TV
Appearance on 4:3 TV
Images recorded in a 16:9 ratio:
• Video images
• Photo images
• Photo capture images
• Adjust the volume to a moderate level. If the volume is too high, the video may include noise.
• If “TV Display” is set to “Off,” the TV screen does not display the camcorder’s OSD (On Screen Display) menus. page 85
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Dubbing videos
DUBBING TO A VCR OR DVD/HDD
RECORDER
1.
Connectyourcamcordertotherecordingdevice(VCRorDVD/
HDDrecorder)withtheAudio/Videocable.
• Connectyourcamcordertotheinputjacksoftherecording
device.
• Ifyourrecordingdevicehasaninputselector,setittothe
correctinputmode.
2.
Insertthestoragedevice(tape,disc,etc.)intotherecording
device.
3.
Starttheplaybackonyourcamcorder,andrecorditonthe
recordingdevice.
• Refertotheinstructionmanualssuppliedwithyourrecording
devicefordetails.
4.
Whendubbingisfinished,stoptherecordingdeviceandyour
camcorder.
VideosrecordedinthiscamcordercanbedubbedtoaVCRor
DVD/HDDrecorders.
• Videosaredubbedtotheotherrecordingdeviceviaanaloguedata
transfer(compositeconnection).UsethesuppliedAudio/Videocable.
• UsetheACpoweradaptortopowerthecamcorderwhenyoudub
toaVCRorDVD/HDDrecorder.
Camcorder
VCRorDVD/HDD
recorder
Signalflow
Audio/Videocable
• Videosrecordedonthiscamcordercanonlybedubbedusing
theAudio/VideocableinSD(standarddefinition)imagequality,
regardlessoftherecordingresolution(HD/SD).
• YoucannotdubtoarecorderwithanHDMIcable.
• TocopyavideorecordedinHD(highdefinition)imagequality,use
theinternalsoftwareofyourcamcorder,andcopythevideotoyour
computer.page95
• Becausedubbingisperformedviaanaloguedatatransfer,theimage
qualitymaydeteriorate.
• Tohidethescreenindicators(suchasthecounter,etc.)onthe
screenoftheconnectedmonitordeviceset“TV Display: Off.”
page85
• Torecordthedate/time,displayitonthescreen.page79
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Printing photos
DIRECT PRINTING WITH A PICTBRIDGE
PRINTER
Youcanprintphotosdirectlybyconnectingyourcamcordertoa
PictBridgeprinter(soldseparately)usingaUSBcable.
• Insertthememorycard.page34
• Settheappropriatestoragemedia.(HMX-H303/H304/H305only)
page33
)tabontheLCDscreentoselectthePhotoplay
• SelectthePlay(
)mode.page45
(
1.
TouchtheMenu(
)Setting
( )tab“USB Connect”
“PictBridge.”
USB Connect
Mass Storage
PictBridge
2
2.
UseaUSBcabletoconnectyour
camcordertotheprinter.
3.
Turnyourprinteron.
• Thephotothumbnailsappear
ontheLCDscreen.
4.
Touchthephotosyouwantto
print,andthentouchthe
)tab.
Print(
• Thecorrespondingmessage
appears.
5.
Touch“Yes.”
1/1
100-0014
01
14/17
Tosetthenumberofprints
Touchthedecrease(
)/increase(
copiestoprint.
• Thenumberofcopiesisset.
)tabtosetthenumberof
Tocanceltheprintsetting
TouchtheReturn(
)tabontheLCDscreen.
Tostopprintingafterprintingstarts
Touch“Cancel”onthescreen.
• Ifthecamcorderfailstorecognisetheprinter,removetheUSBcable,
andthenturnofftheprinter.Set“USB Connect”to“PictBridge,”
andthenconnecttheUSBcableagain.
• UsethesuppliedUSBcable.
Printing photos
Tosetthedate/timeimprintforPictbridgeprinters
1.
2.
Intheprintermode,touchthe
Menu(
)tab.
• Theprintoptionsappearon
thescreen.
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14/17
01/JAN/
2011 00
01
Touch“Date/Time.”
3.
Touchthedesiredsubmenuitem.
4.
Toexitthemenu,touchtheExit
( )orReturn(
)tab.
• Theprinterprintstheselected
dateandtimeonthephotos.
011
N/2
A
1/J
0
:00
00
00:
Date/Time
1/1
Date/Time
Off
Date
1/1
Time
Date & Time
• Thedate/timeimprintoptionmaynotbesupportedbyallprinters.
Checkwithyourprintermanufacturer.Youcannotsetupthe“Date/
Time”menuiftheprinterdoesnotsupportthisoption.
• PictBridge™isaregisteredtrademarkofCIPA(Camera&Imaging
ProductsAssociation),animagetransferstandarddevelopedby
Canon,Fuji,HP,Olympus,SeikoEpson,andSony.
• UsetheACpoweradaptortopoweryourcamcorderduring
PictBridgedirectprinting.Turningthecamcorderoffduringprinting
mightdamagedataonthestoragemedia.
• Youcannotprintvideoimages.
• Youcannotprintphotosrecordedonotherdevices.
• Variousprintingoptionsareavailabledependingontheprinter.Refer
totheprinter'susermanualfordetails.
Using with a Windows computer
WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH A WINDOWS
COMPUTER
You can perform the following functions by connecting your
camcorder to your Windows computer with a USB cable and using
the Intelli-studio editing software built into your camcorder.
Main functions
• Intelli-studio editing software’s main functions.
- Playing back recorded videos or photos.
- Editing recorded videos or photos.
- Uploading the recorded videos and photos to YouTube, Flickr,
Facebook, etc.
• You can transfer or copy the files (videos and photos) saved
on the storage media into your computer (the mass storage
function).
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System requirements
The following requirements must be satisfied to use the internal
editing software (Intelli-studio):
Items
Requirement
OS
Microsoft Windows XP SP2, Vista, or Windows 7
CPU
Intel® Core 2 Duo® 1.66 GHz or higher is recommended
AMD Athlon ™ X2 Dual-Core 2.2 GHz or higher is
recommended
(Notebook: Intel Core2 Duo 2.2GHz or AMD Athlon X2 DualCore 2.6GHz or higher is recommended)
RAM
1GB or higher is recommended
Video
Card
NVIDIA GeForce 8500 or higher, ATI Radeon HD 2600
series or higher
Display
1024 x 768, 16-bit colour or higher (1280 x 1024, 32-bit
colour recommended)
USB
USB 2.0
Direct X
DirectX 9.0c or higher
Memory
Card
A SDHC card of Class 6 or above
• System requirements mentioned above are recommendations. Even
on a system that satisfies the requirements, Intelli-studio may not
operate optimally.
• On a slower computer than recommended, video playback may skip
frames or operate erratically.
• If the version of DirectX on your computer is lower than 9.0c, install
DirectX 9.0c or higher.
• We recommend transferring the recorded videos to a PC before
playing back or editing the video data.
• To run Intelli-studio, a laptop computer requires better and faster
components than a desktop PC.
• Intelli-studio is not Macintosh compatible.
Using with a Windows computer
USING THE Intelli-studio PROGRAMME
Intelli-studio is a built-in programme that allows you to play back
and edit files. You can upload files to web sites, such as YouTube
or Flickr. For details, select “Help”  “Help” on the Intelli-studio
screen.
Step 1. Connecting the USB cable
1
2
Set “USB Connect: Mass
Storage” and “PC Software:
On”.
• These are the default settings.
To disconnect the USB cable
To disconnect the USB cable after completing the file transfer, you
must follow these steps:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Click the “Safely Remove Hardware” icon on the taskbar.
Select “USB Mass Storage Device”, and then click “Stop”.
If the “Stop a Hardware device” window appears, click “OK”.
Disconnect the USB cable from the camcorder and PC.
PC Software
Off
On
1/1
Connect the camcorder to a PC
with the USB cable.
• A new file saving window
appears along with the Intellistudio main window. If your
camcorder has no new files,
the pop-up window for saving
new files will not appear.
• Depending on your version of Windows, the Windows
removable disk window may also appear.
• Use the provided USB cable. (Supplied by Samsung)
• Make sure you insert the USB plug into the USB jack with the plug
facing in the correct direction.
• Use the AC power adaptor to power the camcorder when
transferring files to your computer.
• When the USB cable is connected, turning the camcorder on or off
may cause the PC to malfunction.
• If you disconnect the USB cable from the PC or the camcorder while
transferring files, the data transmission will stop and the data may
be damaged.
• If you connect the camcorder to a PC via a USB HUB or
simultaneously connect the camcorder along with other USB
devices, the camcorder may not work properly. If this occurs,
remove all USB devices from the PC, and then reconnect the
camcorder.
• Intelli-studio may not automatically run. If this occurs, access My
Computer or Windows Explorer, open the drive that corresponds to
your camcorder, find Intelli-studio, and then run iStudio.exe.
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Using with a Windows computer
Step 2. About the Intelli-studio main window
When the Intelli-studio starts up, video and photo thumbnails are
displayed in the main window.
1
2 3
4
5 6
7
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#
8
Description
1
Menu items
2
Display files in the selected folder.
3
Switch to Photo edit mode.
4
Switch to Video edit mode.
5
Switch to Share mode.
6
Enlarge or reduce the thumbnails in the list.
7
Select a file type.
9
8
View videos and photos of the selected folder on your computer.
0
9
Show or hide videos and photos of the connected device.
0
View videos and photos of the selected folder on the device.
!
View files as thumbnails or on a map
@
Browse folders in the connected device.
#
Browse folders stored on your computer
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Move to the previous or next folder
%
Print files, view files on a map, store files in Contents Manager, or
register faces.
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!
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No.
• If you install Intelli-studio on your PC, the programme will launch
more quickly. To install the programme, select “Tool”  “Install
Intelli-studio on PC”.
• If you install the full version of Intelli-studio software, you can use
various functions. Start the installation by clicking on “Web Support”
 “Update Intelli-studio”  “Start Update”.
• You can update the firmware of this product by selecting “Web
Support”  “Upgrade firmware for the connected device” from
the programme toolbar.
• The camcorder’s built-in Intelli-studio software is intended for
home use. It is not for precision or industrial productions. For these
applications, we recommend an editing software designed for
professional use.
Using with a Windows computer
Step 3. Playing back videos or photos
You can play back the recordings conveniently using the Intellistudio application.
1
2
With Intelli-studio, click the desired folder to display your
recordings.
• Video or photo thumbnails appear on the screen, depending
on the folder you selected.
Choose the video or photo that you want to play.
Step 4. Editing videos or photos
You can edit the videos or photos in various ways with various
functions. (Change Size, Fine-Tuning, Image Effect, Insert Frame,
etc.) Before editing a video or photo in Intelli-studio, make a backup
copy of the video or photo file and store it on your computer for
safe-keeping using My Computer or Windows Explorer.
1
Choose the videos or photos you want to edit.
2
Click “Movie Edit” or “Photo Edit” according to the selected file
on the Intelli-studio browser.
• The selected file appears in the editing window.
3
Edit a video or photo with various edit functions.
• You can view the file information by moving the mouse over
the file.
• If you click a video thumbnail once, the video plays back
inside the thumbnail frame, allowing you to search for a
desired scene with ease.
3
After you select the video or photo you want, double-click to
play back.
• Playback starts and the controls appear.
Intelli-studio supports the following file formats:
-Video formats: MP4 (Video: H.264, Audio: AAC), WMV (WMV 7/8/9)
-Photo formats: JPG, GIF, BMP, PNG, TIFF
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Using with a Windows computer
Step 5. Sharing the videos/photos online
4
Click “Upload” to start uploading.
• A pop up window appears asking for your ID and password.
5
Enter your ID and the password to access.
• Access to the web site contents can be limited depending on
your web access environment.
Share your contents with the world by uploading photos and videos
directly to a web site with one click.
1
Choose the videos or photos you want to share.
2
Click “Share” on the Intelli-studio browser.
• The selected file appears in the sharing window.
3
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Click the web site you would like to upload files to.
• You can choose “YouTube”, “twitter”, “Flickr”, “Facebook”,
“Picasa”, “Email”, or another web site you want to use for
your site management.
Using with a Windows computer
USING AS A REMOVABLE STORAGE DEVICE
Youcancopyvideoorphotofilesrecordedbythecamcordertoa
Windowscomputerbyconnectingthecamcordertothecomputer
usingaUSBcable.
Viewingthecontentsofstoragemedia
1.
Set“USB Connect”to“Mass Storage.”page84
2.
Set“PC Software”to “Off.”page83
3.
Insertamemorycard.page34
4.
ConnectthecamcordertothePCwiththeUSBcable.
page95
• The“RemovableDisk”or“Samsung”windowappearsonthe
PC’sscreenafteramoment.
• Select“OpenfolderstoviewfilesusingWindowsExplorer”,
andthenclick“OK.”
5.
Thefoldersinthestoragemediaappear.
• Differentfiletypesarestoredindifferentfolders.
6.
Selectthedesiredfolderorfilestocopy,thendraganddrop
themintothedestinationfolder.
• Thefolderorfilesarecopiedfromthestoragemediatothe
PC.
Photos Videos
Settingdata
• Ifthe“RemovableDisk”windowdoesnotappear,confirmthe
connection(page95)orperformsteps1and4again.Ifthe
removablediskdoesnotappearautomatically,opentheremovable
diskfolderinMyComputer.
• Iftheconnectedcamcorder’sdiskdrivedoesnotopenorthe
contextmenuthatappearswhenrightclickingyourmouse(openor
browse)appearsbroken,yourcomputermaybeinfectedbyAutorun
virus.
Pleaseupdateyouranti-virussoftwaretoitslatestversionandscan
yourdiskdrives.
Using with a Windows computer
Structureoffoldersandfilesonthestoragemedia
• Thefolderandfilestructureforstoragemediaarebelow.
• FilenamingfollowsDCF(DesignruleforCameraFileSystem)rules.
Video file (H.264) ➀
• HD-qualityvideoshaveanHDV_####.MP4nameformat.
• SD-qualityvideoshaveaSDV_####.MP4nameformat.
• Thefilenumberusedinthefilenameautomaticallyincreaseswhen
youcreateanewvideofile.
• Anewfolderiscreatedwhenthefilenumberhasreached999~1,000.
• Thefoldernamesaregiveninthefollowingorder:100VIDEO,
101VIDEO,etc.Themaximumnumberoffoldersis999.
• Thecamcordercancreateamaximumof9,999filesinastorage
media.
Photo file ➁
• Aswithvideofiles,thefilenumberusedinthefilenameautomatically
increaseswhenyoucreateanewphotofile.
• PhotoshaveaSAM_####.JPGnameformat.
• Thefoldernamesaregiveninthefollowingorder:100PHOTO,
101PHOTO,etc.
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Fileformat
Video files
• VideofilesarecompressedinH.264format.Thefileextensionis
“.MP4.”
• Refertopage53forthevideoresolution.
Photo files
• PhotoimagesarecompressedinJPEG(JointPhotographic
ExpertsGroup)format.Thefileextensionis“.JPG.”
• Refertopage54forthephotoresolution.
Donotmodifythenameofavideofilerecordedbythecamcorder.For
properplayback,thecamcorderrequiresthatfileshavetheiroriginal
folderandfilenames.
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.
WARNING INDICATORS AND MESSAGES
Problems may occur because of the following reasons. Check the information and take corrective action.
Battery
Message
Icon
Informs that ...
Action
Low Battery
-
The battery is almost discharged.
• Replace with a charged battery or connect the AC power
adaptor.
Check authenticity
of the battery.
-
The battery cannot pass
authenticity check.
• Check whether the battery is authentic. If not, change to an
authentic Samsung battery.
• We recommend you use only genuine Samsung batteries in this
camcorder.
Storage media
Message
Icon
Informs that ...
Action
Internal Memory
Full
There is not enough space to
record in the internal memory.
• Delete unnecessary files in the internal memory.
• Back-up files to your PC or another storage media and delete
files.
• Use a memory card.
Insert card
There is no memory card inserted
in the memory card slot.
• Insert a memory card.
Card Full
There is not enough space to
record on the memory card.
• Delete unnecessary files from the memory card.
• Back-up files to a PC or another storage media, and then
delete unneeded files.
• Replace the memory card with another card that has enough
free space.
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Troubleshooting
Message
Icon
Informs that ...
Action
Card Locked
The write protection tab on an SD
• Release the write protection tab.
or SDHC card has been set to lock.
Card Error
The memory card has a problem
and the camcorder cannot
recognise it.
• Replace the memory card with another card.
Not Formatted
The memory card is not formatted
in this camcorder.
• Format the memory card using this camcorder.
Not Supported
Format
The memory card may have been
formatted by another device and
may still have existing images on
it.
• Files cannot be played as the memory card format is not
supported by the camcorder.
• Format the card using the camcorder or replace the card with a
card formatted correctly.
Not Supported
Card
The memory card is not supported
in this camcorder.
• Replace the memory card with a recommended card.
The memory card is not fast
enough to record at this resolution.
• Record video at a lower resolution and quality.
• Replace memory card with a faster card.
Low Speed Card.
Please record at a
lower resolution.
-
Recording
Message
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Icon
Informs that ...
Action
Write Error
-
A problem has occurred while the
camcorder was writing data to
storage media.
• Turn the camcorder's power off and on for data recovery.
• If a file is not recovered, use the camcorder to format the
storage media after backing up important files to a PC or
another storage media.
Release the Smart
Auto
-
You cannot operate some
functions manually when Smart
Auto is activated.
• Release the Smart Auto function.
Troubleshooting
Recording
Message
Recovering Data…
Don’t power off
and keep card
inside.
The number of
video files is full.
Cannot record
video.
Icon
-
-
Informs that ...
Action
The file was not created normally.
• Wait until data recovery is finished.
• Never turn off the power or eject the memory card during
recording.
The number of video files that can
be stored is 9,999.
• Delete unnecessary files from the storage media.
• Back up files to your PC or another storage media and delete
unneeded files.
• Change to another card which has enough free space.
• Set “File No.” to “Reset.”
• Format the storage media.
The number of
photo files is full.
Cannot take a
photo.
-
The number of photo files that can
be stored is 9,999.
• Delete unnecessary files on the storage media.
• Back up files to your PC or another storage media and delete
unneeded files.
• Change to another card which has enough free space.
• Set “File No.” to “Reset.”
• Format the storage media.
File number is full.
Cannot record
video.
-
Folder and file number have
reached the maximum number and
you cannot record.
• Set “File No.” to “Reset” and format the storage media.
Remember to back up important files before formatting.
File number is full.
Cannot take a
photo.
-
Folder and file number have
reached the maximum number and
you cannot record.
• Set “File No.” to “Reset” and format the storage media.
Remember to back up important files before formatting.
Lens cover is closed.
• Open the lens cover.
Check the lens
cover.
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Troubleshooting
Playback
Message
Icon
Informs that ...
Read Error
-
A problem has occurred while the
camcorder was reading data from
the storage media.
Corrupted file
-
This file cannot be read.
Action
• Use the camcorder to format the storage media after backing
up important files to a PC or another storage device.
• Use the camcorder to format the storage media after backing
up important files to a PC or another storage device.
Editing videos
Message
104
Icon
Informs that ...
Action
Cannot select
different
resolution.
-
The files you want to combine
have different resolutions.
• You cannot combine files that have different resolutions.
Not enough free
space in Card.
-
You cannot edit due to insufficient
space on memory card.
• Edit after deleting unnecessary files.
Select 2 files for
combine.
-
Only two files can be combined.
• Combine two files first, and then combine the resulting file with
an additional file. Note that you cannot combine files if the total
size of the combined files exceeds 1.8GB.
Total file size is
over than 1.8GB.
-
The files whose total size is likely
to exceed 1.8GB cannot be
combined.
• Perform a divide or partial delete function first to delete
unnecessary parts of the files, and then perform the combine
function.
Troubleshooting
USB
Message
Icon
Informs that ...
Action
Fail Printer
Connecting Change
'USB Connect'
-
A problem occurred when
connecting the camcorder via
USB to a printer.
• Check the USB cable.
• Try the connection procedure again.
• Switch “USB connect” function to “PictBridge.”
Fail USB Connecting
Change 'USB
Connect'
-
A problem occurred when
connecting the camcorder via
USB to a PC.
• Check the USB cable.
• Try the connection procedure again.
• Switch “USB connect” function to “Mass Storage.”
Ink Error
-
There is a problem with an ink
cartridge.
• Check the ink cartridge.
• Put a new ink cartridge into the printer.
Paper Error
-
There is a problem with the
paper.
• Check the paper in the printer. If there is no paper, insert paper.
File Error
-
There is a problem with the file.
• Your camcorder does not support this file format.
• Try another file recorded on your camcorder.
Printer Error
-
There is a problem with the
printer.
• Turn the printer’s power off and on.
• Contact the printer manufacturer’s service centre.
Print Error
-
A problem occurred during
printing.
• Do not remove the camcorder’s power source or eject the
memory card during printing.
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Troubleshooting
SYMPTOMS AND SOLUTIONS
If these instructions do not solve your problem, contact your nearest Samsung authorized service centre.
Power
Symptom
Explanation/Solution
• The battery may not be installed in your camcorder. Insert the battery into the camcorder.
• The inserted battery may be discharged. The camcorder does not turn on.
Charge the battery or replace it with a charged one.
• If you use the AC power adaptor, make sure it is properly connected to a wall outlet.
• Is “Auto Power Off” set to “5 Min”? If no button is pressed for about 5 minutes, the camcorder
is automatically turned off (“Auto Power Off”). To disable this option, change the setting of “Auto
The power turns off automatically.
Power Off” to “Off.” page 82
• The battery is almost exhausted. Charge the battery or replace it with a charged one.
• Remove the battery or unplug the AC power adaptor, and connect the power supply to the
Power cannot be turned off.
camcorder again before turning it on.
• The temperature is too low.
• The battery is not fully charged. Charge the battery again.
The battery discharges quickly.
• The battery has reached the end of its lifespan and cannot be recharged. Use another battery.
Display
Symptom
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The TV screen or LCD display has
distorted images or has stripes at the
top/bottom or on the left/right.
Unknown image appears on the LCD
screen.
Unknown indicator appears on the
screen.
An afterimage remains on the LCD
screen.
The image on the LCD screen looks
dark.
Explanation/Solution
• This can occur when recording or viewing a 16:9 ratio image on a 4:3 ratio TV, or vice versa. For more details, see the display specification. page 90
• The camcorder is in Demo mode. If you do not want to see Demo images, change “Demo” to “Off.”
page 87
• A warning indicator or message appears on the screen. pages 101~105
• This occurs if you disconnect the AC power adaptor or remove the battery before turning the
power off.
• Ambient light is too bright.
Troubleshooting
Recording
Symptom
Pressing the Recording start/stop button
does not start recording.
The actual recording time is less than the
estimated recording time.
The recording stops automatically.
When recording a subject illuminated by
bright light, a vertical line appears.
When the screen is exposed to direct
sunlight during recording, the screen
becomes red or black for an instant.
During recording, the date/time does not
display.
You cannot record a photo image.
You don’t hear the shutter sound when
you record a photo image.
You don’t hear the beep sound.
Explanation/Solution
Press the MODE button to set the record mode. page 29
There is not enough free space to record on the storage media.
Check if memory card is not inserted or write-protect tab is set to lock.
The estimated recording time may vary depending on content and features used.
When you record an object that moves quickly, the actual recording time may be shortened.
There is no more free space for recording on the storage media. Back up important files on your PC and format
the storage media or delete unnecessary files.
• If you make recordings or delete files frequently, the performance of the storage media deteriorates. If this
occurs, format the storage media again.
• If you use a memory card with a low write speed, the camcorder automatically stops recording videos and
displays a message on the LCD screen.
•
•
•
•
•
•
• This is not a malfunction.
• This is not a malfunction.
• “Date/Time Display” is set to “Off.” Set the “Date/Time Display” to On. page 79
• Set your camcorder to the record mode. page 29
• Release the lock on the write-protection tab of the memory card if any.
• The storage media is full. Use a new memory card or format the storage media. page 86 Or remove
unnecessary images. page 70
• Set “Shutter Sound” to “On.”
• During dual recording (video and photo), the Shutter Sound is off.
• When the Mini HDMI cable or Audio/Video cable is connected to the camcorder, the Shutter Sound is not
available.
• Set “Beep Sound” to “On.”
• Beep sound is temporally off while recording videos.
• When the Mini HDMI cable or Audio/Video cable is connected to the camcorder, the Beep Sound is not
available.
There is a time difference between the
point where you press the Recording
start/stop button and the point where the
recorded video starts/stops.
• On your camcorder, there may be a slight time delay between the point where you press the Recording start/
stop button and the actual point where the recorded video starts/stops. This is not an error.
Horizontal stripes appear on the images.
• This occurs when recording images under a fluorescent lamp, sodium lamp, or mercury lamp. This is not a
malfunction.
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Troubleshooting
Storage Media
Symptom
Explanation/Solution
Memory card functions
do not operate.
• Insert a memory card into your camcorder properly. page 34
• If you use a memory card formatted on a computer, format it again directly on your camcorder. page 86
Image cannot be
deleted.
• Release the lock on the write-protect tab of the memory card (SDHC/SD memory card), if any. page 35
• You cannot delete a protected image. Release protection of the image using the Protect function. page 71
You cannot format the
memory card.
• Release the lock on the write-protect tab of the memory card (SDHC/SD memory card), if any. page 35
• The memory card is not supported on your camcorder or the card has some problems.
• The file may be corrupted.
The data file name is not
• The file format is not supported by your camcorder.
indicated correctly.
• The file name is displayed correctly only if the directory structure complies with the international standard.
Adjusting the image during recording
Symptom
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Explanation/Solution
Set “Focus” to “Auto.” page 59
The recording conditions are not suitable for auto focus. Adjust the focus manually. page 59
The lens is dusty on the surface. Clean the lens and check the focus.
Recording is being made in a dark location. Use a light to brighten the area.
Focus does not adjust
automatically.
•
•
•
•
The image appears
too bright, flickers, or
changes colour.
• This may occur when you make a recording under a fluorescent sodium, or mercury lamp. Cancel “ SCENE” to avoid or minimize this phenomenon. page 53
Image’s colour balance
is not natural.
• The white balance is incorrect. Set the proper “White Balance.” page 55
A subject passing
quickly through the
frame appears distorted
• This is called the focal plane phenomenon. This is not a malfunction. Because of the way the image device
(CMOS sensor) reads out video signals, a subject passing through a frame rapidly may appear to bend,
depending on the recording conditions.
Troubleshooting
Playback on your camcorder
Symptom
Photo images stored on a storage media are
not displayed in the actual size.
Explanation/Solution
• Image files recorded using another device may not play on your camcorder.
• Check memory card compatibility. page 35
• Photo images recorded on other devices may not appear in their actual size. This is not an error.
Playback is interrupted unexpectedly.
• Check if the AC power adaptor or battery back is properly connected and secure.
Playback (play/pause) function does not work.
Playback on other devices (TV, etc.)
Symptom
You cannot view the image on or hear the
sound from the connected device.
The image appears distorted on a TV.
You cannot view the image on or hear the
sound from a TV connected using the HDMI
cable.
Explanation/Solution
• Make sure that the connection cable is connected to the proper jack.
• This phenomenon is caused by connecting to a TV with 4:3 aspect ratio.
• The camcorder cannot output Images from the HDMI jack if the material is copyright
protected.
Connecting/Dubbing with other devices (Recorder, PC, Printer, etc.)
Symptom
Explanation/Solution
You cannot dub correctly using the HDMI
cable.
• You cannot dub images using the HDMI cable.
You cannot dub correctly using the Audio/
Video cable.
• The Audio/Video cable is not connected properly. Make sure that the Audio/Video
cable is connected to the proper jack, i.e. to the input jack of the device used for
dubbing images from your camcorder. page 91
Your PictBridge printer cannot print photos
from your camcorder.
• Your printer may not print images edited on a computer or recorded using other
devices. This is not an error.
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Troubleshooting
Connecting to a computer
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Symptom
Explanation/Solution
Your computer does not recognise
your camcorder.
• Disconnect the USB cable from the computer and camcorder, restart the computer, and then
connect the USB cable again correctly.
Cannot play a video file properly on
a PC.
• You need a video codec to play the file recorded on your camcorder. Install the software provided
with your camcorder. page 94
• Make sure you insert the connector in the correct direction, and connect the USB cable to the USB
jack on your camcorder firmly.
• Disconnect the cable from the computer and camcorder, restart the computer, and then connect
the cable again properly.
• To play back an HD video file, you need a computer with better specifications.
Use a computer with the recommended specifications. page 94
Intelli-studio does not function
properly.
• Exit the Intelli-studio application, and restart the Windows computer.
Intelli-studio does not start.
• Set “PC Software” to “On” in the Settings menu or install Intelli-studio on the computer. pages 83, 95
Your computer is not playing videos, images, or sound located on your camcorder properly.
• Video playback or sound may stop temporarily depending on your computer. The video or sound
copied to your computer is not affected.
• If your camcorder is connected to a computer that does not support Hi-speed USB (USB2.0), the
image or sound may not play correctly. Images, video, and sound copied from the camcorder to
your computer are not affected.
The playback screen is paused or
distorted.
• Check the system requirements to play a video.
• Shut down all other applications currently running on the computer.
• If you play a video on your camcorder when it is connected to a computer, the video may not play
smoothly on the computer, depending on the transfer speed. Please copy the file to your PC, and
then play it back.
Troubleshooting
Overall operations
Symptom
The date and time are
incorrect.
Explanation/Solution
• Has the camcorder been left unused for a long period of time?
The backup internal rechargeable battery may be discharged. page 23
Menu items that cannot be used at the same time
Symptom
Two functions cannot be
used at the same time.
Cannot use
Because of the following settings
“ SCENE”
“Aperture: Manual,” “Shutter: Manual”
“Aperture: Manual”
“Shutter: Manual, ” “ SCENE”
“Shutter: Manual”
“Aperture: Manual,” “ SCENE”
“Video Resolution,”
“Video Quality,”
“Fader”
“Time Lapse REC”
“Photo Resolution”
“Cont. Shot”
• You cannot select greyed menu items in the current recording/playback mode.
• There are some functions you cannot activate simultaneously.
The list shown above shows examples of unworkable combinations of functions and menu items.
• Menu cannot be used in Smart Auto mode.
• The following functions cannot be used during video recording:
“Video Resolution,” “Video Quality,” “Photo Resolution,” “Photo Sharpness,” “Fader,” “Cont.Shot,” “Digital Zoom,” “Self Timer.”
• The following functions are automatically set to Off or Auto mode in the Smart Auto mode:
“ SCENE,” “Shutter,” “Digital Effect,” “Tele Macro,” etc.
• In the Smart Auto mode, your camcorder automatically chooses the appropriate camcorder settings based on a detected type of scene.
Most settings are automatically adjusted in Smart Auto mode. To set or adjust functions on your own, release the Smart Auto mode first.
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Maintenance & additional information
MAINTENANCE
The suggestions below will help you fulfill any warranty obligations and
allow you to enjoy this product for many years.
Cautions when storing
• For safekeeping of the camcorder, turn off the camcorder.
- Remove the battery and AC power adaptor.
- Remove the memory card.
Cleaning the camcorder
Before cleaning, turn off the camcorder and remove the battery and
AC power adaptor.
• To clean the exterior
- Wipe gently with a soft dry cloth. Do not apply excessive force
when cleaning. Gently rub the surface.
- Do not use benzene or thinner to clean the camcorder. The exterior
coating could peel off or the case could deteriorate.
• To clean the LCD screen
Wipe very gently with a soft dry cloth. Be careful not to damage the screen.
• To clean the lens
Use a blower brush to remove dust, and then wipe the lens gently with
a soft cloth. If necessary, wipe gently with lens paper or tissue.
- Mold may form if the lens is left dirty.
- If the lens looks dim, turn off the camcorder and leave it off for
about 1 hour.
LCD screen
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To prolong its service life, do not rub the LCD screen with a coarse
cloth.
• Be aware of the following LCD screen phenomena. They are not
malfunctions.
- When you use the camcorder, the surface around the LCD screen
may heat up.
- If you leave the power on for a long time, the surface around the
LCD screen becomes hot.
- When using the camcorder in cold conditions, an afterimage may
appear on the LCD screen.
• An LCD screen is manufactured using advanced technology which
creates screens with pixel failure rates of less than 0.01%. However,
a black or bright spot (red, blue, white) may appear in the centre of
the LCD screen and up to two spots may appear outside the centre.
These spots, which are normally incurred during the manufacturing
process, do not affect the recorded images.
When there is dew condensation, put the camcorder aside
for a while before using
• What is dew condensation?
Dew condensation happens when a camcorder is moved to a
location where there is a significant temperature difference from
the previous location. The dew condenses on the external or
internal parts of the camcorder, and on the reflection lens. If there
is dew on or in your camcorder, it may cause the camcorder to
malfunction or damage the camcorder when you turn the power
on.
• Exactly when does dew condensation occur?
When you move the camera to a location with a higher
temperature than the previous location, or when you move it to a
hot area suddenly. Examples:
- You record outside in cold weather during the winter and then
move the camera in indoors.
- You record outside in hot weather after being indoors or inside
a car where the A/C was running.
• What can I do?
- Turn the power off, detach the battery, and leave the
camcorder in a dry area for 1~2 hours before using it.
• Use the camcorder only after dew condensation has completely
disappeared.
• Be sure to use the recommended accessories supplied with the
camcorder. For service, contact your nearest Samsung authorized
service centre.
Maintenance & additional information
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
The AC adaptor provided lets you power, recharge, and use your
camcorder in any country/region that has AC power in the 100 V to
240 V, 50/60 Hz range. You may need a commercially available AC
plug adaptor depending on the design of local wall outlets.
On TV colour systems
Your camcorder is an PAL based camcorder. If you want to view
your recordings on a TV or copy them to an external device, it must
be an PAL based TV or external device and have the appropriate
Audio/Video jacks. Otherwise, you may need to use a separate
video format transcoder (For example, an PAL to NTSC format
converter).
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.
You can make recordings with your camcorder and view pictures
on the LCD screen anywhere in the world.
The format transcoder is not provided by Samsung.
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Maintenance & additional information
GLOSSARY
AF (Auto Focus)
F. No (F-Number)
A system that automatically focuses the camcorder lens on the subject. Your
camcorder uses the contrast to focus automatically.
The f-number defines the brightness of lens. Smaller number lens has generally
brighter image.The f-number is directly proportional to the focal length and inversely
proportional to the lens diameter.
*F.No=focal length/diameter of lens aperture
Aperture
The aperture controls the amount of light that reaches the camcorder’s sensor.
Camcorder shake (Blur)
MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 defines the latest video coding format standardized by the ISOIEC and the ITU-T, in 2003. Compared with the conventional MPEG-2 format, MPEG-4
AVC/H.264 has more than twice the efficiency. Your camcorder employs MPEG-4
AVC/H.264 to encode high definition videos.
Composition
Optical zoom
Composition in photography means arranging objects in a photo. Usually, abiding by
the rule of thirds leads to a good composition.
This is a general zoom which can enlarge images with a lens and does not deteriorate
quality of images.
Complementary Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor (CMOS)
Quality
CMOS is an image sensor producing images approaching the quality of CCD (charge
coupled device) sensors. It consumes less power, meaning a longer battery life on your
camcorder.
An expression of the rate of compression used in a digital image. Higher quality images
have a lower rate of compression, which usually results in a larger file size.
Digital zoom
The number of pixels present in a digital image. High resolution images contain more
pixels and typically show more detail than low resolution images.
A feature that artificially increases the amount of zoom available with zoom lens
(Optical zoom). When using the Digital zoom, the image quality will deteriorate as the
magnification increases.
Effective Pixel Count
Unlike the total pixel count, this is the actual number of pixels used to capture an
image.
EV (Exposure Value)
All the combinations of the camcorder’s shutter speed and lens aperture that result in
the same exposure.
Exposure
The amount of light allowed to reach the camcorder’s sensor. Exposure is controlled
by a combination of the shutter speed, the aperture value, and ISO sensitivity.
Focal length
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MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
If the camcorder is moved while the shutter is open, the entire image may appear
blurred. This occurs more often when the shutter speed is slow. Prevent camcorder
shake by raising the sensitivity, using a faster shutter speed. Alternately, use a tripod,
the DIS or OIS function to stabilize the camcorder.
The distance from the middle of the lens to its focal point (in millimeters). Longer focal
lengths result in narrower angles of view and the subject is magnified. Shorter focal
lengths result in wider angles of view.
Resolution
Shutter speed
Shutter speed refers to the amount of time it takes to open and close the shutter, and
it is an important factor in the brightness of a photo, as it controls the amount of light
which pass through the aperture before it reaches the image sensor. A fast shutter
speed allows less time to let light in and the photo becomes darker and more easily
freezes subjects in motion.
Tele Macro
This feature allows you to capture close-up images of very small objects. When using
the Tele Macro feature, the camcorder can maintain a sharp focus on small objects at
a near life-size ratio (1:1).
White balance (colour balance)
An adjustment of the intensities of colours (typically the primary colours red, green,
and blue), in an image. The goal of adjusting the white balance, or colour balance, is to
correctly render the colours in an image.
Specifications
Model name
System
LCD screen
Connectors
General
HMX-H300BP/HMX-H300SP/HMX-H300RP/HMX-H300UP
HMX-H303BP/HMX-H303SP/HMX-H303RP/HMX-H303UP
HMX-H304BP/HMX-H304SP/HMX-H304RP/HMX-H304UP
HMX-H305BP/HMX-H305SP/HMX-H305RP/HMX-H305UP
HMX-H320BP/HMX-H320SP/HMX-H320RP/HMX-H320UP
Video signal
Picture compression format
Audio compression format
Image device
Effective pixels
Total pixels
Lens
Focal length
Size/dot number
LCD screen method
Composite output
HDMI output
Audio output
USB output
Power source
Power source type
Power consumption (Recording)
Operating temperature
Storage temperature
Storage media
External dimensions (WxHxD)
Weight
Internal MIC
PAL
H.264 (MPEG-4.AVC)
AAC (Advanced Audio Coding)
1/4” CMOS
1.7M
5M
F1.8 ~ F3.8, 30x optical zoom, 300x digital zoom
2.47mm ~ 74.1mm
3” Wide Touch LCD / 230k
TFT LCD
1Vp-p (75 Ω terminated)
C type connector
-7.5 dBs (600 Ω terminated)
mini USB-B type (USB2.0 High Speed)
DC 5 V, Lithium Ion battery pack 3.7 V
Lithium Ion battery pack, Power supply (100 V ~ 240 V) 50/60 Hz
2.5W (LCD on)
32 ˚F~104 ˚F (0 ˚C ~ 40 ˚C)
-4 ˚F ~ 140 ˚F (-20 ˚C ~ 60 ˚C)
Memory card (SD/SDHC) (Not supplied)
Approx. 49.5mm (1.95 inches) x 56.6mm (2.23 inches) x 119.7mm (4.71 inches)
Approx. 228g (0.50 lb, 8.04 oz) (Except for Lithium Ion battery)
Omni-directional stereo microphone
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