Samsung | HMX-R10SP | Samsung HMX-R10SP User Manual

HMX-R10SP
HMX-R10BP
High Definition
Digital Camcorder
user manual
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key features of your full HD camcorder
9.15 Mega pixel CMOS (1/2.33) Adopted
This camcorder’s 9.15 mega pixel CMOS sensor catches your important moments and
records them in fine detail. Unlike traditional CCD imagers, CMOS sensors require less
power, providing efficient battery performance.
Full HD 1080 Viewing Performance
This camcorder uses advanced H.264 compression technology to realize the
clearest video quality. Its full HD resolution displays your pictures clearer than normal
standard(SD)-quality pictures and maintains a 16:9 aspect ratio that minimizes
distortion on a flat HDTV screen.
High-Definition (Full HD)
Standard-Definition (SD)
1920
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<Wide Full HD Camcorder (1080i/16:9)>
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Utilizes Interlace and Progressive system
Your camcorder supports both 1080/50(interlace) and 1080/25(progressive) resolutions
to display an image. The interlace system scans odd lines and even lines in the image
by turns, while the progressive system scans all lines at once like processing a film
image. Accordingly, you can obtain high-quality, shake-free images on a HDTV screen
as if you are sitting in the cinema.
High Speed Recording
Recording up to 500 frames per second(fps), your camcorder features much faster
shooting speed than standard digital camcorders. This camcorder also features the
slow motion playback (up to x 1/160) that is useful for analyzing the contents of your
recordings.
Dual Recording
While recording full HD videos, you can capture still images with the simple operation of
a button. Capture still images and save them to the storage.
12 Mega pixel Photo Quality
Samsung’s Pixel Rising technology yields high resolution still images that retain colours
and resolution in extraordinary detail. The result is the 12 megapixel image quality that
is equivalent to a digital camera.
Quick Standby Capability
Closing the LCD screen in the STBY mode minimizes the power consumption by
switching the camcorder to the Quick On STBY mode. With this quick and efficient
function, you can be ready to record quickly without having to power-on the camcorder
every time.
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Comfortable, Ergonomic Design
This camcorder is designed for comfort when making long
recordings. With this ergonomic design, you can shoot subjects
comfortably from any position.
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Magic Touch
To focus on a subject, just touch the screen and
shoot. Your camcorder optimizes the focus and
brightness for the touched point, enabling you
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Time Lapse Recording Catches the Moment
You can record a long scene in short intervals. Record artistic, documentary videos
including the passage of clouds, blooming flowers etc. Use this function to make
UCC(user created contents) videos, educational programme s or for other various
purposes.
Useful to Make UCC Video! Feel Free to Share the Contents!
The built-in editing Intelli-studio software installs directly from this camcorder to your
PC, enabling convenient connection only with a USB cable. Intelli-studio also allows
direct uploading of your contents to YouTube or Flickr. Sharing the contents with
your friends is simpler than ever before.
before reading this user manual
SAFETY WARNINGS
What the icons and signs in this user manual mean;
Means that there is a potential risk of death or serious injury.
WARNING
CAUTION
CAUTION
Means that there is a potential risk of personal injury or damage to
the product.
To reduce the risk of fire, explosion, electric shock, or personal
injury when using your camcorder, follow these basic safety
precautions.
Means hints or referential pages that may be helpful when
operating the camcorder.
These warning signs are here to prevent injury to you and others.
Please follow them explicitly. After reading this section, keep it in a safe place for future
reference.
PRECAUTIONS
Warning!
•This camcorder should always be connected to an AC outlet with a protective
grounding connection.
•Batteries shall not be exposed to excessive heat such as sunshine, fire or the like.
Caution
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.
Replace only with the same or equivalent type.
To disconnect the apparatus from the mains, the plug must be pulled out from the
mains socket, therefore the mains plug shall be readily operable.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON USE
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).
• 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.
• The recorded contents cannot be
compensated for:
- Samsung cannot compensate for any
damage caused when a recording
cannot be played back because of a
defect in the camcorder or memory
card.
Samsung cannot be responsible for
your recorded video and audio.
- Recorded contents may be lost due
to a mistake when handling this
camcorder or memory card, etc.
Samsung shall not be responsible for
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 to 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, it is
strongly recommended that you obtain
permission beforehand.
About this user manual
Thank you for purchasing this Samsung
Camcorder. Please read this user manual
carefully before you use the camcorder
and keep it handy for future reference.
Should your camcorder fail to operate
correctly, refer to Troubleshooting.
This User Manual covers HMX-R10SP,
HMX-R10BP models.
• The HMX-R10SP, HMX-R10BP do not
have built-in flash memory and use
memory cards. Although some features
of HMX-R10SP, HMX-R10BP models
are different, they operate in the same
way.
• Illustrations of model HMX-R10SP are
used in this user manual.
• The displays in this user manual may
not be exactly the same as those you
see on the LCD screen.
• Designs and specifications of the
camcorder and other accessories are
subject to change without any notice.
before reading this user manual
The following terms are used in this manual:
• ‘Scene’ refers to the point where you press
Record Start/Stop button to start recording
until you press again to pause the recording.
• The terms ‘photo’ and ‘still image’ are used
interchangeably with the same meaning.
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.
• The SD logo is a trademark. The SDHC logo
is a trademark.
• Microsoft®, Windows®, Windows Vista® and
DirectX® are either registered trademarks or
trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation in
the United States and/or other countries.
• Intel®, Core™, and Pentium® are the
registered trademarks or trademarks of the
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Intel Corporation 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.
HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition
Multimedia Interface are trademarks or
registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing
LLC.
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.
All the other product names mentioned
here in may be the trademark or registered
trademarks of their respect companies.
Furthermore, “TM” and “®” are not
mentioned in each case in this manual.
Correct disposal of batteries in this product
(Applicable in the European Union and other European countries with separate battery
return systems)
This marking on the battery, manual or packaging indicates that the batteries in this
product should not be disposed of with other household waste at the end of their working
life. Where marked, the chemical symbols Hg, Cd or Pb indicate that the battery contains
mercury, cadmium or lead above the reference levels in EC Directive 2006/66. If batteries
are not properly disposed of, these substances can cause harm to human health or the
environment.
To protect natural resources and to promote material reuse, please separate batteries
from other types of waste and recycle them through your local, free battery return system.
Correct Disposal of This Product
(Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment)
(Applicable in the European Union and other European countries with separate collection
systems)
This marking shown on the product or its literature, indicates that it should not be
disposed with other household wastes at the end of its working life. To prevent possible
harm to the environment or human health from uncontrolled waste disposal, please
separate this from other types of wastes and recycle it responsibly to promote the
sustainable reuse of material resources. Household users should contact either the
retailer where they purchased this product, or their local government office, for details
of where and how they can take this item for environmentally safe recycling. Business
users should contact their supplier and check the terms and conditions of the purchase
contract. This product should not be mixed with other commercial wastes for disposal.
safety information
The safety precautions illustrated below are to prevent personal injury or material
damages. Heed all instructions carefully.
WARNING
Means that there is a potential
risk of serious personal injury.
CAUTION
Means that there is a potential
risk of personal injury or
damage to the product
Prohibited action.
Do not touch the product.
Do not disassemble the
product.
This precaution must be kept.
Unplug from the power
supply.
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Do not allow water or metal and
inflammable matter to enter the
camcorder or AC power adaptor.
Doing so may pose a fire hazard.
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Do not overload outlets or
extension cords as this may
result in abnormal heat or fire.
Using the camcorder at
temperatures over 140℉(60℃)
may result in fire. Keeping the
battery at a high temperature
may cause an explosion.
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No sand or dust! Fine sand or
dust entering the camcorder or
AC power adaptor could cause
malfunctions or defects.
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.
Do not bend the powercord
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 powercord, as this could damage the
power-cord.
Do not use the AC adaptor if it
has damaged, split or broken
cords or wires. Doing so may
cause fire or electric shock.
No sand or dust!
Do not use the AC adapter if it has
damaged, split or broken cords or
wires. Doing so may cause fire or
electric shock.
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unless the plug can be fully
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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 camcorder away
from water when used near the
beach or pool or when it rains.
There is a risk of malfunction or
electric shock.
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 fire the flash directly
in front someone's eyes
(especially infants). Doing so
may cause impaired vision.
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.
When cleaning the AC adaptor,
unplug the power-cord. There is
a risk of malfunction or electric
shock.
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the plug can be fully inserted with no
part of the blades exposed.
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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.
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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.
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Do not drop or expose the
camcorder, battery pack, AC
adaptor or other accessories to
severe vibrations or impact. This
may cause a malfunction or injury.
Do not use the camcorder on a
tripod (not supplied) in a place
where it is subject to severe
vibrations or impact.
Do not leave the camcorder in
a closed vehicle for a long time,
where the temperature is very
high.
Do not expose the camcorder
to soot or steam. Thick soot
or steam could damage the
camcorder case or cause a
malfunction.
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Do not press the surface of
the LCD with force, or hit it
with a sharp object. If you
push the LCD surface, display
unevenness may occur.
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Do not use the camcorder
near direct sunlight or heating
equipment. This may cause a
malfunction or injury.
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Do not use the camcorder near
dense exhaust gas generated
by gasoline or diesel engines, or
corrosive gas such as hydrogen
sulphide. Doing so may corrode
the external or internal terminals,
disabling normal operation.
Do not expose the camcorder to
insecticide. Insecticide entering the
camcorder could fail the product
to operate normally. Turn the
camcorder off and cover it with vinyl
sheet, etc. before using insecticide.
Do not expose the camcorder to
sudden changes in temperature or a
humid place. There is also a risk of
defect or electric shock when using
outdoors during lightning storms.
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Do not leave the LCD screen
open when not using the
camcorder.
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Do not place the camcorder
with the open LCD screen
down.
Do not wipe the camcorder
body with benzene or thinner.
The exterior coating could peel
off or the case surface could
deteriorate.
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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.
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the LCD monitor when lifting it.
The LCD screen could detach
and the camcorder may fall.
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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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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.
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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.
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PREPARATION
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Key features of your full HD camcorder
Before reading this user manual
Safety information
Contents
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Quick start guide
You can record videos or photos on
a memory card!
What’s included with your camcorder
Getting to know the camcorder
Location of controls
Identifying the screen displays
Getting started
Using the battery pack
Checking the battery state
Basic operation of the camcorder
Turning your camcorder on/off
Switching to the power saving mode
Setting the operation modes
Using the display( /iCHECK) button
Using the touch panel
First time settings
Setting the time zone and date/
time for the first time
Selecting the language
Getting ready to start recording
Inserting and removing a memory card
(not supplied)
Selecting a suitable memory card
Using the hand strap
Adjusting the LCD screen
Basic camcorder positioning
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BASIC OPERATION
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43 Basic Recording
43 Recording videos
45 Capturing photos in video record
mode (dual recording)
46 Recording photos
47 Recording with ease for beginners
(EASY Q mode)
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50 51 53 54 55 ADVANCED OPERATION
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Capturing photos while playing back
videos
Zooming
Basic Playback
Changing the playback mode
Playing back videos
Viewing photos
Viewing a slide show
Zooming during playback
56 Advanced Recording
56 Handling menus and quick
menus
57 Menu items
60 Quick menu items
61 SCENE
62 Resolution
63 Quality
64 Slow Motion
65 Sharpness
65 White Balance
67 ISO
68 Aperture
69 Shutter
69 EV
70 3D-NR
70 Super C.Nite
71 Back Light
71 Dynamic Range
72 Flash
73 Focus
74 Face Detection
75 Magic Touch
76 Metering
77 Anti-Shake(EIS)
78 Digital Effect
79 Fader
80 Super Macro
81 Wind Cut
81 MIC Level
ADVANCED OPERATION
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82 Digital Zoom
83 Cont. Shot
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Bracket Shot
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Self Timer
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Time Lapse REC
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Quick view
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Guideline
89 Advanced playback
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Play Option
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Highlight
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Cont. Capture
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File Info
91 System setting
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Date/Time Set
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Date/Time Display
93
Date Type
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Time Type
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File No.
95
Time Zone
96
LCD Control
96
LCD Enhancer
97
Auto LCD Off
97
Booting Mode
98
Quick On STBY
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PC Software
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Storage Info
100 Format
101 Beep Sound
101 Shutter Sound
102 Auto Power Off
102 Rec Lamp
103 USB Connect
103 TV Connect Guide
104 TV Display
104 TV Type
105 Analogue TV Out
105 Default Set
106 Demo
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Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)
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EDITING VIDEO
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Editing video clips
Deleting a section of a video
Dividing a video
Combining videos
Editing the playlist
Playlist
Creating the playlist
Arranging videos in the playlist
Deleting videos from the playlist
File management
Protection from accidental erasure
Deleting files
Printing photos
DPOF printing setting
Direct printing with a PictBridge
printer
EXTERNAL CONNECTIONS
119 Connecting to a TV
To connect to a high definition TV
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Connecting to a regular TV
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Viewing on a TV screen
124 Dubbing videos
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Dubbing to vcr or DVD/HDD recorders
USING A COMPUTER
125 Using with a Windows computer
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Checking your computer type
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What you can do with a Windows
computer
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Using the Intelli-studio programme
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Using as a removable storage device
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OTHER INFORMATION
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Warning indicators and messages
Troubleshooting
Maintenance & additional information
Maintenance
Additional information
Using your camcorder abroad
Specifications
quick start guide
This quick start guide introduces the basic operation and features of your camcorder.
See the reference pages for more information.
You can record videos or photos on a memory card!
You can record videos in H.264 format that is convenient to email and share with your friends and
family. You can also take photos with your camcorder.
STEP1: Get ready
1. Insert a memory card. page 37
• You can use commercially available
SDHC(SD High Capacity) or SD memory
cards with this camcorder.
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2. Insert the battery into the battery slot.
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STEP2: Record with your camcorder
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MODE button
MODE lamp
Recording start/stop button
LCD screen
Your camcorder turns on when
you open the LCD screen.
Zoom lever
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Recording videos with HD
Recording photos
(high definition) image quality
Your camcorder is compatible with
H.264 format “1920x1080/50i” which
provides highly-detailed, beautiful
images.  page 62
1. Open the LCD screen.
1. Open the LCD screen to turn on
the video ( ) indicator.
• Your camcorder turns on when
you open the LCD screen.
3. Press PHOTO button lightly to
adjust the focus, then press it fully
(a shutter click sounds).
2. Press the MODE button until the
( )(photo) indicator lights up.
2. Press the Recording start/stop
button.
• To stop recording, press the
Recording start/stop button.
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• Using ‘Quick On STBY’ by opening/closing the LCD screen.  page 98
: When you close the LCD screen during standby, your camcorder goes to
Quick On STBY mode (power saving mode). You can start recording quickly
when you open the LCD screen.
• Your camcorder is compatible with H.264 format “1920x1080/50i” which
provides highly-detailed, beautiful images.  page 62
• The default setting is “[HD]1920x1080/50i(SF)”. You can also record with
SD(standard definition) video quality.
• You can also take photos while recording videos.  page 45
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STEP3: Play back videos or photos
Viewing the LCD screen of your camcorder
Your camcorder is compatible with H.264 format “1920x1080/50i” which provides highlydetailed, beautiful images. page 62
1. Touch the Play (
) tab on the screen in STBY mode.
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STEP4: Save recorded videos or photos
Simple and fun! Enjoy the various features of Intelli-studio
on your Windows computer.
Using the Intelli-studio program, built in your camcorder, you
can import video/photos onto your computer, edit or share the
videos/photos with your friends. For details, see page 125.
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Importing and viewing the videos/photos from your PC
1. Launch the Intelli-studio program by connecting the camcorder to your PC
via USB cable.
2. Click “Import folder” to import the video or photo files from your PC to the
Intelli-studio program. And you can see the files location on the Intelli-studio
browser.
Folders directory on your PC
Imported Files
“Import folder” button
3. You can double-click on the file you would like to start playback.
Sharing the videos/photos onto YouTube/Flickr
Share your contents with the world, by uploading photos and videos directly to
web site with one click.
Click “Share”  “Add” tab on the browser. page 130
The Intelli-studio runs automatically once the camcorder is connected to a Windows
computer (when you specify “PC Software: On”). page 99
STEP5: Delete videos or photos
If the storage media is full, you cannot record new videos or photos. Delete
videos or photos data that has been saved on a computer from the storage
media. Then you can record new videos or photos on newly freed up space.
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WHAT'S INCLUDED WITH YOUR CAMCORDER
Your new camcorder comes with the following accessories. If any of these items is missing from
your box, call Samsung’s Customer Care Centre.
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Checking your accessories
Battery pack
(IA-BH125C)
AC adapter
Power cord
Component/AV cable
USB cable
User manual CD
Quick start guide
Pouch
Hand strap
Mini HDMI cable
(Optional)
• The exact appearance of each item may vary by model.
• The contents may vary depending on the sales region.
• Parts and accessories are available for purchase at your local Samsung dealer.
SAMSUNG is not responsible for reduced battery life time or malfunctions caused by any
unauthorized use of accessories such as AC adaptor or the batteries.
• Your camcorder includes the user manual CD and quick start guide(printed). For more
detailed instructions, refer to the user manual (PDF) on the provided CD.
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getting to know the camcorder
LOCATION OF CONTROLS
Front/Left/Right
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Built-in flash
Lens
Recording indicator
Internal microphone
Q.MENU button
Zoom (W/T) button
Recording start/stop button
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8 TFT LCD screen (Touch screen)
9 Built-in speaker
10Display (
/iCHECK) button
11EASY Q button
12Power(
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13PHOTO button
14Hand strap hook
During a recording, be careful not to block the internal microphone and lens.
Rear/Bottom
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2 Zoom(W/T) lever
3 Charging(CHG) lamp
4 Recording start/Stop button
5 HDMI jack
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7 DC IN jack
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(USB,Component/AV)jack
9 Battery/Memory card cover switch
10Battery/Memory card cover
11Tripod receptacle
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IDENTIFYING THE SCREEN DISPLAYS
The available functions vary depending on the selected operation mode, and different indicators
appear depending on the setting values. The indicators below only appear in the video record mode.
PRECHECK!
• This On Screen Display (OSD) is shown in Video record ( ) mode only.
• Select the Video ( ) mode by pressing the MODE button.  page 33
Video record mode
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Video record mode
14 Optical zoom/Digital zoom bar
Operating status (STBY (standby)/ (recording))
15 Date/Time
Time counter(video recording time)/Self Timer *
16 Play (
) tab
Warning indicators and messages
17 EV*
Remaining recordable time
18 Manual aperture*/Manual shutter*/
Storage media (memory card)
Super C.Nite
Battery info.(remaining battery level/time)
19 Manual Focus*/Touch Point*/
Resolution
Face Detection
LCD Enhancer, Anti-Shake(EIS)
20 White balance, Fader*
Super Macro*, Back Light
21 SCENE /EASY Q, Digital effect
Wind Cut
22 Analogue TV Out (when component/AV cable
MIC Level
is connected), Time Lapse REC*
Menu tab
• Functions marked with * will not be retained when the camcorder is powered back on.
• The on-screen indicators are based on an 8GB SDHC memory card capacity.
• The above screen is illustrated for explanation purposes and may differ from the actual display.
• For warning indicators and messages, see pages 136~139
• The above illustrated items and their positions can be changed without notice for the purpose of better performance.
• The total number of recordable photos is counted based on available space on the storage media.
The available functions vary depending on the selected operation mode, and different indicators
appear depending on the setting values. The indicators below only appear in the video play mode.
PRECHECK!
• This On Screen Display (OSD) is shown in Video playback (
) mode only.
• Select the Play (
) tab on the LCD screen to select the playback mode  page 33
Video play mode
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5 6
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MIN
00:00:20 / 00:30:00
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Video play mode
Operating status (Play/Pause)
File name (file number)
Playback time/Recorded time
Warning indicators and messages/
Volume control
Storage media (memory card)
Battery info.(Remaining battery level/
time)
LCD Enhancer
Resolution
10Date/Time
11Menu tab
12Playback control tabs (Skip/Search/
Play/Pause/Slow Playback)
13Return tab
14Volume tab
15Protect
16Cont. Capture
17Play Option, Analogue TV Out (when
component/AV cable is connected)
• The playback control tabs disappear a few seconds after a video playback. Touch
anywhere on the screen to display them again.
• For warning indicators and messages, see pages 136~139
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getting to know the camcorder
IDENTIFYING THE SCREEN DISPLAYS
The available functions vary depending on the selected operation mode, and different indicators appear
depending on the setting values. The below indicators below only appear in the photo record mode.
PRECHECK!
• This On Screen Display (OSD) is shown in Photo record ( ) mode only.
• Select the Photo ( ) mode by pressing the MODE button.  page 33
Photo record mode
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MIN
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Photo record mode
Focus indicator (half shutter)
Self Timer*
Warning indicators and messages
Image counter (total number of recordable
photo images)
6 Storage media (memory card)
7 Battery info.(remaining battery level/time)
8 Quality, Resolution
9 LCD enhancer, Anti-Shake (EIS)
10 Super Macro*, Back Light
11 Dynamic Range*/Cont. Shot/
Bracket Shot*, Flash
1
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•
•
•
•
•
12 ISO, Sharpness
13 Menu tab
14 Optical zoom/Digital zoom bar
15 Date/Time
16 Play tab
17 EV*
18 Manual aperture*/Manual shutter*
19 Manual focus*/Magic Touch*/Face
Detection
20 White Balance, Metering
21 SCENE mode/EASY Q, Digital effect,
Analogue TV Out (when component/AV
cable is connected)
Functions marked with * will not be retained when the camcorder is powered back on
For warning indicators and messages, see pages 136~139
The total number of recordable photos is counted based on available space on the storage media.
Little change to the remaining memory space may not change the photo counter after recording.
The maximum number of recordable photo images on the On Screen Display (OSD) is “9,999.”
The available functions vary depending on the selected operation mode, and different indicators appear
depending on the setting values. The below indicators below only appear in the photo play mode.
PRECHECK!
• This On Screen Display (OSD) is shown in Video playback (
) mode only.
• Select the Play (
) tab on the LCD screen to select the playback mode  page 33
Photo play mode
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MIN
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Photo play mode
Slide show/zooming control
File name
Image counter (current image/total
number of recorded images)
5 Storage media (memory card)
6 Battery info.
(Remaining battery level/time)
7 LCD enhancer, Quality, Resolution
1
2
3
4
11
8 Date/time
9 Previous image, Next image tab
10Slide show playback tab
11Menu tab
12Return tab
13Print mark
14Protect
15Analogue TV Out (when component/
AV cable is connected)
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getting started
USING THE BATTERY PACK
Purchase extra battery packs to allow continuous use of your camcorder.

Inserting the battery pack
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Ejecting the battery pack
1. Open the battery/memory card cover
by sliding the battery/memory card
cover switch to the left (OPEN) as
shown in the figure.
1. Open the battery/memory card cover
by sliding the battery/memory card
cover switch to the left (OPEN) as
shown in the figure.
2. Insert the battery pack into the battery
pack slot until it softly clicks.
- Make sure that the SAMSUNG logo
is facing up when the camcorder is
placed as shown in the figure.
3. Close the battery/memory card cover
and slide the battery/memory card
cover switch to the right (CLOSE) as
shown in the figure.
2. Slide the battery eject lever.
- Gently slide the battery eject lever
in the direction as shown in the
figure.
3. Close the battery/memory card cover
and slide the battery/memory card
cover switch to the right (CLOSE) as
shown in the figure.
• Use only Samsung-approved battery packs. Do not use batteries from other
manufacturers. Otherwise, there is a danger of overheating, fire or explosion.
• Samsung is not responsible for problems occurring due to using unapproved batteries.
Charging the battery pack with the AC power adaptor
Power(
) button
Power cord
DC I
N
AC adaptor
PRECHECK!
Before starting the following procedure, make sure that the battery pack is inserted in your camcorder.
1. Press the power(
) button to turn off the camcorder and then close the LCD
screen. page 31
2. Connect the power cord to the AC Adaptor and the wall outlet.
3. Connect the AC Adaptor to the DC IN jack on the camcorder.
• The CHG(charge) lamp lights up and charging starts. After the battery is fully
charged, the charging(CHG) lamp turns green.
• The battery pack is not charged during the power saving mode, which may keep the
mode indicator on or flashing. Start charging the battery after turning off the camcorder
by pressing the power (
) button.
• Even with the power is switched off, battery pack will still discharge if the battery pack is
left inserted in the camcorder.
• It is recommended you to have one or more additional battery packs to allow continuous
use of your camcorder.
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getting started
CHECKING THE BATTERY STATE
You can check the charging state and remaining battery capacity.
To check the charging state
The colour of the CHG lamp indicates the power or charging state.
IN
DC
Charging (CHG) lamp
The colour of the charging indicator shows the charging state.
Charging state
LED colour
Charge
Fully Discharged
Charging
Fully Charged
Error
(Red)
(Orange)
(Green)
(Red Blink)
• Battery capacity decreases over time and through repeated use. Keep the camcorder
turned off while not operating it.
• Store the battery pack separately when finished charging or when not using it for a long
time. This will help extend the life of the prevent the battery.
• The Battery pack is charged over 95% after about 1 hour and 40 minutes, and the
indicator colour changes to green.
It takes about 2 hours for the battery pack to charge 100%.
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Available running time for the battery pack
Battery Type
IA-BH125C
Charging time
Approx. 100min.
Video Resolution
HD
SD
Continuous recording time
Approx. 90min.
Approx. 90min.
Playback time
Approx. 160min.
Approx. 160min.
(Unit: minutes.)
• Charging time: Approximate time (min.) required when you fully charge a completely
exhausted battery pack.
• Recording/Playback time: Approximate time (min.) available when you fully charged
the battery pack. ‘HD’ stands for high definition image quality, and ‘SD’ stands for
standard image quality.
About battery packs
• The battery pack should be recharged in an environment that is between 32°F (0°C)
and 104°F (40°C). However, when it is exposed to cold temperatures (below 32°F (0°C)),
its usage time reduces and it may cease to function. If this happens, place the battery
pack in your pocket or other warm, protected place for a short time, then re-insert it.
• Do not put the battery pack near any heat source (i.e. fire or a heater).
• Do not disassemble, apply pressure to, or heat the battery pack.
• Do not allow battery pack terminals to be short-circuited. It may cause leakage,
generate heat, or cause fire.
Maintaining the battery pack
• The recording time is affected by temperature and environmental conditions.
• We recommend only using the original battery pack that is available from your Samsung
retailer. When the battery reaches the end of its life, please contact your local dealer. The
batteries have to be dealt with as chemical waste.
• Make sure that the battery pack is fully charged before starting to record.
• To preserve battery power, keep your camcorder turned off when you are not operating it.
• Even when the power is switched off, the battery pack will still discharge if it is left
inserted on the camcorder. It is recommended that you remove the battery pack from the
camcorder.
• If the battery pack is not used for a long time, fully charge the battery pack and use it up
on your camcorder once per 6 months to maintain proper function. To store the battery
pack, remove it from your camcorder and put it in a dry, cool place.
About the battery life
• Battery capacity decreases over time and through repeated use. If decreased usage time
between charges becomes significant, it is probably time to replace it with a new one.
• Each battery’s life is affected by storage, operating and environmental conditions.
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getting started
About the running time
• Times measured when using the camcorder at 25˚C (77˚F). As the environmental
temperature and conditions vary, the actual battery time may differ form the
approximate times given in the table.
• The recording and playback time will be shorter depending on the conditions under
which you use your camcorder. In actual recording, the battery pack may discharge
2-3 times faster than this reference, since the Record start/stop and Zoom are
being operated, and playback is performed. Assume that the recordable time with
a fully charged battery pack is between 1/2 and 1/3 of the time in the table, so
have enough battery packs to allow for the time you are planning to record on the
camcorder.
• The recording and playback time will be shorter when you use your camcorder in
low temperatures.
On the battery pack
• The CHG (charging) lamp blinks during charging, or Battery Info will not be correctly
displayed under the following conditions:
- The battery pack is not inserted correctly.
- The battery pack is damaged.
- The battery pack is worn-out. (For the battery information only)
Using an AC power source
It is recommended that you use the AC power adaptor to power the camcorder from a
household AC outlet when you perform settings on it, play back, or edit images, or use
it indoors. Make the same connections as you do when charging the battery pack.
page 27
On the AC Adaptor
• Use a nearby wall outlet when using the AC Adaptor. Disconnect the AC Adaptor
from the wall outlet immediately if any malfunction occurs while using your camcorder.
• Do not use the AC Adaptor placed in a narrow space, such as between a wall and
furniture.
• Do not short-circuit the DC plug of the AC Adaptor or battery terminals with any
metallic objects. This may cause a malfunction.
• Even if your camcorder is turned off, AC power is still supplied to it while connected
to the wall outlet via the AC Adaptor.
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basic operation of the camcorder
TURNING YOUR CAMCORDER ON/OFF
This chapter introduces you to the basic operation procedures of this camcorder, such
as turning the power on/off, switching modes, and setting on-screen indicators.
1. Open the LCD screen to turn on the
camcorder.
• Your camcorder turns on automatically
when you open the LCD screen.
2. To turn off the camcorder, press the Power
(
) button for about one second.
• Closing the LCD screen will not turn off the
camcorder.
• Set the date and time when using your
camcorder for the first time. page 35
OSPIXELS
C0MMEGA
9.
LCD screen
Power(
) button
• The camcorder operates the self-diagnosis function when powered on. If a warning
message appears, refer to ‘warning indicators and messages’ (pages 136~139)
and take corrective action.
• If you close the LCD screen when the power is on, the power saving mode activates.
When using this camcorder for the first time
• When you use your camcorder for the first time or reset it, the time zone screen
appears for the startup display. Select your geographical location and set the date
and time.page 95
If you do not set the date and time, the time zone screen appears every time you
turn on the camcorder.
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basic operation of the camcorder
SWITCHING TO THE POWER SAVING MODE
If you need to use camcorder for the extended time, the following functions enable you to
prevent unnecessary energy consumption.
In STBY mode:
• The camcorder switches to "Quick On STBY" mode when the LCD screen is closed.
page 98
In Playback mode (Includes the thumbnail view mode):
• The camcorder switches to the sleep mode when the LCD screen is closed, and
then if idle for more than 20 minutes the camcorder turns off.
However, if “Auto Power Off: 5 Min” is set, the camcorder turns off in 5 minutes.
• If you open the LCD screen or connect a cable to the camcorder during sleep
mode, the sleep mode ends and returns back to the last used operation mode.
LCD screen is open
00:00:04 / 00:00:49
100-0001
LCD screen is closed
After 20 minutes
160
MIN
Memory full!
DC
IN
DC
<When the power is on>
IN
DC
IN
<Sleep mode>
DC
IN
DC
IN
<Power off>
DC
IN
• The power saving mode does not work in the following situations:
- When the camcorder has a cable connection. (USB, Component/AV, or HDMI)
- While recording, playback, or the slideshow is being operated.
- When the LCD screen is opened.
• The camcorder consumes the less battery power in the power saving mode (about
50% of the power consumption in the standby mode) However, if you plan to use the
camcorder for the maximum length of time period, it is recommended to turn off the
camcorder by pressing the power(
) button when not using it.
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SETTING THE OPERATION MODES
You can switch the operating mode in the following
order each time you press the MODE button.
Video mode (
)  Photo mode ( )  Video
mode (
).
STBY 00:00:00
• Each time the operation mode changes, the
respective mode indicator lights on.
• Touching the Play ( ) tab in the video or photo
record mode switches the operation mode into
the video or photo playback mode.
Mode
Icon
[55Min]
Mode
indicators
90
MIN
DC
Play tab
IN
Mode
button
Functions
Video mode
Records or playback videos
Photo mode
Records or playback photos
• When you turn on the camcorder for the first time, the video mode will start up as the default.
• Booting mode can be selected by setting "Booting Mode" to "Photo Mode" or "Previous
Mode," and the changes will be in effect the next time the camcorder is tuned on. page 97
USING THE DISPLAY(
/iCHECK) BUTTON
Switching the information display mode
You can switch the on-screen information display mode.
Press the Display(
/iCHECK) button.
• The full and minimum display modes will alternate.
OSPIXELS
C0MMEGA
9.
STBY 00:00:00
[55Min]
90
MIN
<Full display mode>
STBY
<Minimum display mode>
• Warning indicators and messages may appear depending on the recording conditions.
• Display (
/iCHECK) button does not work in the menu or quick menu screen.
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basic operation of the camcorder
Checking the remaining battery and recording capacity
• When the power is off, press and hold the Display (
/iCHECK) button.
• When the power is on, press and hold the Display (
/iCHECK) button for about 3 second.
• The remaining battery time and the available recording
time appear for about 10 seconds according to the
storage and quality setting values.
Remaining battery (approx.)
Battery
90 Min
0%
100%
Card ([HD] 1080/50i SF)
90Min
Available recording
time (approx.)
Remaining battery (approx.)
• Battery information is available only when the battery pack is inserted in your camcorder.
• If the camcorder is connected by using the AC Power adaptor, and the battery is not
inserted, the “No Battery” message appears.
USING THE TOUCH PANEL
The touch panel allows you to enjoy playback and recording with a simple touch of your
finger. Place your hand on the rear side of the LCD screen to support it.
Then, touch the items displayed on the screen.
STBY 00:00:00
[55Min]
90
MIN
IN
DC
Touch panel
• Do not place a protective film on the LCD screen.
• If a film is applied for a long while, strong cohesion on the surface of the screen may
cause a malfunction of the touch panel.
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• Be careful not to accidentally press the buttons near the LCD panel while using the touch
panel.
• The tabs and indicators that appear on the LCD screen depend on the current recording/
playback status of your camcorder.
first time settings
SETTING THE TIME ZONE AND DATE/TIME FOR THE FIRST TIME
Set the date and time of your local area when turning on this camcorder for the first time.
1. Open the LCD screen to turn on the camcorder.
• Your camcorder turns on automatically when you
open the LCD screen.
• The Time Zone (“Home”) screen appears based on
Lisbon, London (Greenwich Mean Time).
• You can also set your current time zone from the
“Settings” menu. page 95
2. Select your local area on the map by touching the left ( )
or right ( ) tab on the LCD screen, then press the ( ) tab.
• The “Date/Time Set” screen appears.
3. Touch the date and time information, and change the
setting values by using the up ( ) or down ( ) tabs.
Home
London, Lisbon
[GMT 00:00] 01/JAN/2009 00:00
OK
Date/Time Set
Day
01
OK
4. Make sure the clock is correctly set, then touch the ( )
tab.
• The message “Date/Time Set” appears.
• If you finish the setting with ( ) tab without touching
the ( ) tab, the date/time values are not applied and
the <Time zone> screen appears again.
Hour
00
Year
/
JAN
2009
Minute
:
00
OK
Date/Time Set
OK
OK
Month
/
Year
Month
Date/Time Set
2009
01
01/JAN/2009 00:00
1/1
Hr
Min
11
55
Day
06
AM
OK
• The year can be set up to 2039, based on “Home” item.
• Set “Date/Time Display” to “On.” page 92
• Activating the ( ) icon forwards the time by 1 hour.
Built-in rechargeable battery
• Your camcorder includes a built-in rechargeable battery that retains the date and time
settings even after the power is turned off.
• Once the battery is depleted, the previous date/time values are all reset to defaults, and
you need to recharge the built-in rechargeable battery. The date/time must be set again.
• Battery capacity decreases over time and through repeated use. If you find the decreased
usage time between charges becomes significant, ask your local Samsung retailer.
Charging the built-in rechargeable battery
• The built-in battery is always recharged while your camcorder is connected to the AC
power or while the battery pack is attached.
• If the camcorder is not in use for about 2 weeks without connecting to the AC power or
attaching the battery pack, the built-in battery fully discharges. If this occurs, charge the
built-in battery by connecting to the supplied AC adaptor for 24 hours.
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first time settings
SELECTING THE LANGUAGES
You can select the language to display the menu screen or messages. The language setting is
retained when the camcorder is powered off.
1. Touch Menu (
2. Touch up (
displayed.
)Setting ( ) tab.
)/down (
90
MIN
) tab until “Language” is
Language
Demo
7/7
3. Touch “Language,” then touch the desired OSD
language.
4. Touch the Exit ( ) or Return ( ) tab to complete the
setting.
• The menu screen and messages are displayed in the
selected language.
Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)
Language
English
한국어
1/8
Français
Deutsch
Submenu items
“English”
“Italiano”
“Svenska”
“Polski” 
“Română” 
“Hrvatski”
“ไทย”

“IsiZulu”
“한국어” 
“Español”
“Suomi” 
“Čeština”
“Български”
“Українська” 
“Türkçe” 
“Français”  “Deutsch”
“Português”  “Nederlands”
“Norsk”
 “Dansk”
“Slovensky” “Magyar”
“Ελληνικά”  “Srpski”
“Русский”  “中文”
“
”  “
”







• “Language” options may be changed without prior notice.
• Selected language is retained even without the battery pack or AC power adaptor.
• The date and time format may change depending on the selected language.
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getting ready to start recording
INSERTING AND REMOVING A MEMORY CARD (NOT SUPPLIED)

TM
To insert a memory card
To eject a memory card
1. Open the battery/memory card cover
by sliding the switch to the left (OPEN)
as shown in the figure.
1. Open the battery/memory card cover
by sliding the switch to the left (OPEN)
as shown in the figure.
2. Insert the memory card into the card
slot until it softly clicks.
• Make sure that SD/SDHC
Card logo is facing up and the
camcorder is placed as shown in
the figure.
3. Close the battery/memory card cover
and slide the switch to the right
(CLOSE) as shown in the figure.
2. Gently push the memory card to eject
it.
3. Close the battery/memory card cover
and slide the switch to the right
(CLOSE) as shown in the figure.
• To avoid the data loss, turn off the camcorder by pressing the power (
) button for one
second before inserting or ejecting the memory card.
• Do not format the memory card on a PC.
• Do not remove power supply (battery pack or AC adaptor) during operations such as
recording, playback, formatting, deleting, and editing. Doing so may damage the storage
media or data.
• Do not eject a memory card when it is in operation. Doing so may damage the memory
card or data.
• Be careful not to push the memory card too hard. The memory card may suddenly pop
out.
Your camcorder supports only SD(Secure Digital) and SDHC(Secure Digital High Capacity)
cards. The compatibility with the camcorder may vary depending on manufacturers and
types of the memory cards.
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getting ready to start recording
SELECTING A SUITABLE MEMORY CARD
Compatible memory cards
• This camcorder can be used with SD
(Secure Digital) and SDHC (Secure Digital
High Capacity) cards.
It is recommended to use an SDHC (Secure
Digital High Capacity) card.
SD cards up to 2GB are supported with
this camcorder. Normal operation is not
guaranteed with SD cards bigger than 2GB.
• MMC (Multi Media Card) and MMC Plus are
not supported.
• Compatible memory card capacity: SD 1 ~
2GB, SDHC 4 ~ 32GB
• Use compatible memory card brands.
Others are not guaranteed to work. Check
the compatibility when buying a memory
card.
- SDHC/SD cards: Panasonic, SanDisk,
TOSHIBA
• To record videos, use a memory card
supporting at least 2MB/s.
• 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.
Usable memory cards
Protection tab
Terminals
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<SD/SDHC>
SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) cards
• SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity)
memory card
- An SDHC card is a higher version
(Ver.2.00) of SD card and supports
capacity above 2GB.
- Cannot be used with current SD
enabled host devices.
Common cautions for memory cards
• Damaged data may not be recovered.
It is recommended you make a backup 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.
• After you modify the name of a file or
folder stored in the memory card using
your PC, your camcorder may not
recognise the modified file.
Handling a memory card
• It is recommended that you power
off before inserting or removing the
memory card to avoid data loss.
• It is not guaranteed that you can use
a memory card formatted by other
devices. Be sure to format your
memory card using this camcorder
• You have to format newly-purchased
memory cards, memory cards with
data that your camcorder cannot
recognise or are 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.
• A memory card is a precision
electronic media. Do not bend it, drop
it, or cause a strong impact.
• Do not bend, drop, or cause strong
impact to the card.
• 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 label
provided with the card on label pasting
section.
• Be careful to keep the memory card
out of the reach of children, who might
swallow it.
Notes on use
• Samsung is not responsible for data
loss due to misuse.
• We recommend using a memory card
case to avoid losing data from moving
and static electricity.
• After a period of use, the memory card
may get warm. This is normal and is
not a malfunction.
The camcorder supports SD and
SDHC memory cards for data
storage preference!
The data storage speed may differ,
according to 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
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 any bit of
the recorded video, the camcorder
forcibly stores the movie on the
memory card and displays a
warning:
“Low speed card. Please record
a lower resolution.”
If you are unavoidably using a low
speed memory card, resolution
and quality of the recording may be
lower than the set value.
pages 62~63
The higher the resolution and
quality, the more memory will be
used.
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Recordable time available for video
Video quality
[HD]1080/50i (SF)
[HD]1080/50i (N)
[HD]1080/25P
[HD]720/50P
[SD]576/50P
[SD]Web & Mobile
Storage media (Capacity)
4GB
8GB
1GB
2GB
16GB
32GB
6min
13min
27min
55min
115min
232min
9min
18min
38min
78min
160min
324min
6min
13min
27min
55min
115min
232min
9min
18min
38min
78min
160min
324min
18min
34min
70min
143min
293min
591min
35min
61min
124min
251min
513min
1035min
Recordable number of photos
Photo
resolution
12M
(4000x3000)
9M
(3456x2592)
6M
(3328x1872)*
5M
(2592x1944)
3M
(2048X1536)
2M
(1920x1080)
VGA
(640x480)
Quality
(Unit: Approximate minutes of recording)
Storage media (Capacity)
1GB
2GB
4GB
8GB
16GB
32GB
Super Fine
168
252
380
226
338
507
324
487
729
402
327
490
735
440
665
989
628
942
1403
783
655
981
1471
881
1311
1978
1257
1885
2806
1567
1316
1969
2954
1768
2633
3972
2523
3785
5634
3146
2685
4017
6026
3607
5371
8101
5147
7721
9999
6418
5407
8088
9999
7262
9999
9999
9999
9999
9999
9999
Fine
601
1160
2321
4659
9503
9999
Nomal
898
638
953
1441
968
1441
2136
6196
8852
9999
1723
1231
1828
2742
1885
2742
4022
9999
9999
9999
3448
2463
3657
5486
3771
5486
8046
9999
9999
9999
6922
4944
7342
9999
7571
9999
9999
9999
9999
9999
9999
9999
9999
9999
9999
9999
9999
9999
9999
9999
9999
9999
9999
9999
9999
9999
9999
9999
9999
9999
Super Fine
Fine
Nomal
Super Fine
Fine
Nomal
Super Fine
Fine
Nomal
Super Fine
Fine
Nomal
Super Fine
Fine
Nomal
Super Fine
Fine
Nomal
(Unit: Approximate number of images)
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•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
The figures in the table may differ depending on the actual recording conditions and 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 3.8 GB, the next video file is created automatically.
)/iCHECK button. page 20
To check the remaining memory capacity, use Display(
The maximum number of recordable photos and videos is 9,999.
The above items marked with * will represents the default setting value.
USING THE HAND STRAP
Attach the strap and place your hand through the loop to
prevent the camcorder from damage by being dropped.
ADJUSTING THE LCD SCREEN
The wide LCD screen on your camcorder offers high quality image viewing.
1. Open the LCD screen with your finger.
• The screen opens up to 90°.
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C0MMEGA
9.
2. Rotate the LCD screen towards the lens.
• 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,
then fold it back to the body.
Excessive rotation may damage the connective hinge between the screen and the camcorder.
• Clean fingerprints or dust on the screen with a soft cloth.
• When the LCD screen is rotated by 180° toward the lens, the left and the right sides of
the subject are shown in the opposite direction as if you are looking at the mirror. This is
not a problem and does not affect the image being recorded.
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getting ready to start recording
BASIC CAMCORDER POSITIONING
Use both hands while taking a video or picture to prevent the camcorder from shaking.
Try to avoid any slight movement while shooting.
Adjusting the shooting angle
Aim the camcorder as shown in the
illustration.
1. Hold the camcorder with your both hands.
2. Hook up the hand strap to your hand.
3. Make sure your footing is stable and there
is no danger of colliding with another
person or object.
4. Aim and focus as shown in the illustration.
This camcorder lens angle is approx. 25˚ higher than the rest of the camcorder body. Make
sure the camcorder lens is angled for proper shooting.
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• It is recommended to keep the sun behind you while shooting.
• To avoid underexposing a backlit subject when taking a photo, please use the Flash.
basic recording
Recording Videos
This camcorder supports both High Definition(HD) and Standard Definition(SD) image resolutions.
Set your desired resolution before recording. page 62
PRECHECK!
• Open the LCD screen to turn on the camcorder.
• Your camcorder turns on automatically when you open the LCD screen.
• Select the Video ( ) mode by pressing the MODE button. page 33
1. Select a subject to record.
• Adjust the LCD panel to the best angle for recording.
• Use the Zoom lever or Zoom button to adjust the
size of the subject. pages 20~21
2. Press the Recording start/stop button.
• The recording () indicator appears, and recording
starts.
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[55Min]
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MIN
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90
MIN

3. To stop recording, press the Recording start/stop
button again.
4. The Quick View icon appears on the screen.
Touch the Quick View ( ) icon to view the most recently
recorded video.
• After the Quick View is complete, your camcorder
returns to the standby mode.
Two Recording start/stop buttons to suit your preference!
• This camcorder features two Recording start/stop buttons. One is on the rear
side of the camcorder, the other is on the LCD screen. Select the one that works
best for you.
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IN
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basic recording
• If power is interrupted or an error occurs during recording, the video may not be recorded/
edited.
• Samsung is not responsible for any damage occurred by a failure of normal recording or
playback operation because of memory card error.
• Note that damaged data cannot be recovered.
• Videos are compressed in the H.264 (MPEG-4.AVC) format.
• Eject the battery pack when you have finished recording to prevent unnecessary battery
power consumption.
• For the on-screen information display, see pages 22~25.
• For approximate recording time, see page 40.
• Sound is recorded from the internal stereo microphone at the bottom of the lens. Make
sure that the microphone is not blocked.
• Before recording an important video, make sure to test the recording function by checking
if there is any problem with the audio and video recording.
• The brightness of the LCD screen can be adjusted in the menu options. Adjusting the
LCD screen does not affect the image being recorded.  page 96.
• For various functions available during recording, see “Recording menu items”
 pages 57~58
• Do not turn off the camcorder or remove the memory card while accessing the storage
media. Doing so may damage the storage media or the data in the storage media.
• If the power cable/battery is disconnected or recording is disabled during recording, the
system is switched to the data recovery mode. While data is being recovered, no other
function is enabled. After data recovery, the system will be switched to the STBY mode.
When the recording time is short, the data recovery might fail.
• The menu setting tabs shown on the LCD screen do not affect the image being recorded.
• In the Video/Photo Recording 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.
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Capturing Photos in Video Record Mode (Dual Recording)
Your camcorder can capture photos without interrupting video recording, even in
STBY mode.
PRECHECK!
Select the Video (
) mode by pressing the MODE button. page 33
You can record photos while recording videos.

00:00:30
[55Min]
90
MIN
00:00:48
[55Min]
90
MIN
1. Press the Recording start/stop button.
• The recording () indicator will display, and recording
will start.
2. Press the PHOTO button at the scene you want while
recording videos.
• When the () indicator disappears, the photo
image is recorded without a shutter sound.
• Video keeps recording, even while photos are taken.
• To stop recording, press the Recording start/stop
button again.
You can also record photos in STBY mode.
<Dual recording during video
recording>
STBY 00:00:00
[55Min]
90
MIN
1. Press the PHOTO button in STBY mode.
• The photo is recorded while the () indicator
appears and the shutter sound is heard.
• You cannot capture photos in the following conditions:
- Slow motion record mode.
- When time lapse recording is performed.
• You cannot use the flash during dual recording.
• Resolution of the captured photos differs according to the
resolution of the recorded videos:
- Movie images recorded in HD resolution ([HD]1080/50i
(SF), [HD]1080/50i(N), [HD]1080/25p): 1920x1080
- Movie images recorded in the resolution ([HD]720/50p):
1280x720
- Movie images recorded in SD quality ([SD]576/50p):
896x504
- Movie images recorded in the [SD] Web&Mobile: 640x480
00:00:00
[55Min]
90
MIN
<Dual recording in STBY mode>
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basic recording
Recording Photos
You can take photos and store them in an SD/SDHC memory card. Set the desired resolution and
quality before recording. page 62
PRECHECK!
• Open the LCD screen to turn on the camcorder.
• Your camcorder turns on automatically when you open the LCD screen.
• Select the Photo ( ) mode by pressing the MODE button. page 33
1. Select a subject to record.
• Adjust the LCD panel to the best angle for recording.
• Use the Zoom lever or Zoom button to adjust the
size of the subject. page 20
2. Adjust the subject at the centre of the LCD screen, and
half-press the PHOTO button.
• Your camcorder adjusts to the ideal aperture and
focus automatically (if “Aperture” and “Focus” are
set to “Auto” pages 68, 73)
• When the subject is in focus, () indicator appears
green. If it appears red, readjust the focus.
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90
MIN
Quick View
3. Fully press the PHOTO button.
• The shutter sound is heard. (when “Shutter Sound:
On” is set).
• To continue recording, wait until the current photo is
completely saved on the storage media.
• If the Quick View function is set to the desired time,
the recorded photo image is shown for the selected
time as soon as you finish taking a photo. page 87
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
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•
Recordable number of photos varies depending on the photo size and quality. page 40
Audio is not recorded when taking photos.
If focusing is difficult, use the manual focus function. page 73
Do not turn off the camcorder or remove the memory card when taking photos as it may damage the
storage media or data.
For the on-screen display information, see pages 22~25.
Adjust brightness and contrast of the LCD screen using menu items. Doing so does not affect the
recorded image. page 96
Photo files conform to the DCF (Design rule for Camera File system) standard, established by JEITA
(Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association.)
Use the built-in flash in low lighting conditions.
Recording with Ease for Beginners (EASY Q Mode)
With the EASY Q function, most of the camcorder settings are automatically adjusted. This function
frees you from making detailed adjustments.
PRECHECK!
Select the Video (
) or Photo (
) mode by pressing the MODE button. page 33
1. Press the EASY Q button.
• ( EASY Q ) indicator is displayed.
(when activating the EASY Q mode, Anti-shake (
indicator also appears.)
STBY 00:00:00
[55Min]
90
MIN
EASY Q
)
2. Press the Recording start/stop button or PHOTO
button. page 20
• To record videos, press the Recording start/stop
button. To record photos, press the PHOTO button.
<Video record mode>
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EASY Q
3. To cancell EASY Q mode, press the EASY Q button
again.
<Photo record mode>
• The EASY Q mode automatically sets the following record functions: “ SCENE,” ”White
Balance,” “Aperture,” “Shutter,” “EV,” “Super C.Nite,” “Back Light,” “Focus,” “Face
Detection,” “Anti-Shake (EIS),” “Digital Effect,” “Fader,” “Super Macro,” “ISO,”
“Dynamic Range,” “Flash,” “Magic Touch,” “Metering,” “Cont. Shot,” “Bracket
Shot,” etc. Cancell the EASY Q function if you want to add effects or settings to the
images.
• Unavailable buttons during EASY Q operation:
Menu ( ) tab / Q.MENU button / etc. Most settings are automatically adjusted in EASY
Q mode. To set or adjust functions on your own, release the EASY Q mode first.
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Capturing Photos while Playing Back Videos
You can capture photos during video playback.
PRECHECK!
Touch the Play (
) tab on the LCD screen to select the playback mode. page 33
1. Recorded videos appear in a thumbnail index view.
• Touch the up ( )/down ( ) tab to move to the
previous/next page.
2. Touch the video clip you want.
• The selected video is played.
3. Press the PHOTO button halfway at the scene you want
to capture.
• The playback screen is paused.
4. Press the PHOTO button fully down.
• The captured still image is recorded in JPEG format.
5. When the photo is recorded on the storage media, touch
the Return ( ) tab to view the thumbnail index. Touch
the Photo (
) tab to view the recorded photo images.
page 50
• Resolution of the captured photos differs according to the
resolution of the recorded videos:
- Movie images recorded in HD resolution ([HD]1080/50i
(SF), [HD]1080/50i(N), [HD]1080/25p): 1920x1080
- Movie images recorded in the resolution ([HD]720/50p):
1280x720
- Movie images recorded in SD quality ([SD]576/50p):
896x504
- Movie images recorded in the [SD] Web&Mobile: 640x480
HD
160
MIN
SD
3/3
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100-0017
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MIN
100-0017
100-0017
160
MIN
Capturing photos continually while playing back videos
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You can capture photos continually during video playback.
1. Select the desired options including the maximum number of images that can be recorded by
using the “Cont. Capture” menu. page 90
2. Touch the desired video clip.
3. Still images are continually captured by pressing the PHOTO button.
• The number of captured images varies depending on how long the PHOTO button is pressed.
- Photos are continuously captured up to the storage capacity.
• The interval of the continuous image capture varies according to the continuous capture
option. page 90
Zooming
This camcorder features 8x intelli - zoom in the Video (
( ) mode to bring distant subjects closer.
) mode and 5x optical zoom in the Photo
To zoom in
Press the T (zoom) button on the LCD panel or slide the
zoom lever lever towards T (telephoto).
• The distant subject is gradually magnified and can be
recorded.
To zoom out
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MIN
DC
W : Wide angle
IN
T : Telephoto
Press the W (zoom) button on the LCD panel or slide the
zoom lever towards W (wide-angle).
• The subject moves further away.
00:00:00
Tip
[55Min]
90
MIN
The zoom speed of this camcorder is not variable. Use the zoom lever for high speed zoom
and zoom button on the LCD panel for low speed zoom.
• Using the optical zoom does not degrade the image quality and clarity.
• Use the digital zoom when you want to zoom more than the optical or intelli zoom range.
page 82
• Focusing may become unstable when recording with a fast zoom or zooming into a
subject standing too far away. In this case, use the manual focus function. page 73
• The minimum possible distance between camcorder and subject while maintaining sharp
focus is about 10cm (about 3.9 inches) for wide angle and about 1m (about 39.37 inches)
for telephoto. If you want to shoot the object close to the lens at a wide angle, use the
Super Macro function. page 80
• When using the zoom function while holding the camcorder with your hand, use “AntiShake (EIS)” for stable recording. page 77
• Frequent use of the zoom function consumes more power.
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CHANGING THE PLAYBACK MODE
• You can switch the operation mode directly into the playback thumbnail display by touching
the Play ( ) tab on the LCD screen. You will find the most recently created file is highlighted
in the thumbnail view.
• The thumbnail display options are selected depending on the standby mode that was used for
the last time, however, you can choose the video (HD or SD) or photo thumbnail view display
options by touching the HD ( HD ), SD ( SD ), or photo ( ) tab on the LCD screen.
• To switch back into the record mode from the thumbnail display mode, you can touch the
video (
)/photo (
) tab on the LCD screen.
• In the video or photo thumbnail display mode, you can directly enter the video or photo record
mode by pressing the Recording start/stop or PHOTO button.
Understanding how to change the operation modes
You can simply change the operation modes by touching the LCD screen or using the buttons as
shown in the following figures:
STBY 00:00:00
90
MIN
[55Min]
HD
160
MIN
SD
3/3
HD
MODE
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90
MIN
HD
160
MIN
SD
3/3
Tip
You can choose the thumbnail display options from 3x2 (
HD
SD
160
MIN
HD
SD
), 4x3 (
160
MIN
), and Date (
HD
).
160
MIN
SD
01/JAN/2009 (17)
3/3
50
3/3
1/1
PLAYING BACK VIDEOS
You can preview recorded videos in a thumbnail index view. Find your desired video quickly, and
playback directly.
PRECHECK!
Touch the Play (
) tab on the LCD screen to select the playback mode. page 33
1. Touch “HD” or “SD.”
• Video thumbnails corresponding to the selected video
quality appear on the screen.
• To change the current thumbnail view, select the ( ),
( ), or ( ) tab on the screen.
• If you select the thumbnail display by date ( ), you
can sort videos by specific date. page 50
• To change the current thumbnail page, touch the up(
) or down( ) tab.
2. Touch the desired video clip.
• The selected video is played and playback control
tabs appear briefly. They reappear when touching
anywhere on the screen.
• You can set playback settings using the “Play
Option” menu. page 89
• To stop playback and return to the thumbnails, touch
the Return ( ) tab.
STBY 00:00:00
HD
[55Min]
SD
Drag your finger from left to right to select the previous video
on the LCD screen, reverse to select the next video.
160
MIN
3/3
00:00:04 / 00:00:49
100-0001
160
MIN
Memory full!
00:00:04 / 00:00:49
100-0001
Tip
90
MIN
160
MIN
NEXT
Memory full!
• It may take some time to start playback, depending on the size and quality of the selected
video.
• When the LCD screen is closed during playback, the built-in speaker automatically turns off.
• The camcorder may not play the following video files:
- A video edited by using the different software that was not built in your camcorder, or
whose file name is changed on a PC
- A video recorded on other devices
- A video whose file format is not supported on the camcorder
• You can use various play options during the video playback. pages 89~90
• The recorded videos can be played on a TV or PC. pages 119~125
• If you touch the Menu (
) tab or Q.MENU button during a playback, play is paused and
the menu screen appears.
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Various playback operations
Playback / Pause / Stop
• Playback and Pause alternates when touching the Playback (
) / Pause (
) tab during playback.
• Touch the Return (
) tab to stop playback.
Search playback
During playback, each touch of the Reverse search (
) / Forward search (
) tab increases the play
speed:
• RPS (Reverse Playback Search) rate: x2  x4  x8  x16  x32  x2
• FPS (Forward Playback Search) rate: x2  x4  x8  x16  x32  x2
Skip playback
Touch the Reverse skip (
) / Forward skip (
) tab during playback.
• Touching the Forward skip(
) tab plays the next video.
• Touching the Reverse skip(
) plays the beginning of the scene. If reverse skip (
) is touched
within 3 seconds from the start of the file, the previous video is played.
Slow playback
During a pause, touching the Forward slow (
) tab reduces the playback speed:
• Forward playback slow: x1/2  x1/4  x1/8  x1/16
Frame by frame playback
• During pause, touching the Frame advance (
) tab makes play go forward one frame at a time.
Magnifying the image size while playing back the videos:
00:00:04 / 00:00:49
100-0001
00:00:04 / 00:00:49
100-0001
To adjust the volume
You can hear the recorded sound from the built-in speaker.
The sound level is adjusted between “0~19.” When the level is at “0,”
you cannot hear sound.
1. Touch the Volume (
) tab on the LCD screen.
2. Touch (
)/(
) tab to increase or decrease audio volume.
• If you touch (
)/(
) tab for a long time, the sound level will
be adjusted continuously.
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MIN
DC
IN
DC
IN

When you playback videos recorded at "Slow Motion" or
"Resolution: Web & Mobile," the image’s viewing size can
be adjusted by using the zoom button or the zoom lever.
Operating the zoom button or the zoom lever toward the
direction of T, ‘telephoto’ magnifies the image's viewing size.
160
MIN
00:00:04 / 00:00:49
100-0001
160
MIN
00:00:20 / 00:30:00
100-0001
160
MIN
15
You can also control the volume levels by dragging your finger up or downward on the LCD
screen.
VIEWING PHOTOS
You can view recorded photos by using various playback functions.
PRECHECK!
Touch the Play (
) tab on the LCD screen to select the playback mode. page 33
1. Touch the Photo ( ) tab.
• The thumbnail view appears.
• To change the current thumbnail view, select ( ), ( ),
or ( ) tab on the screen.
• If you select the thumbnail display by date ( ), you can
sort videos by specific date. page 50
• To change the current thumbnail page, touch up ( ) or
down ( ) tab.
2. Touch your desired photo to play back.
• The selected photo is displayed in full screen and
playback control tabs appear briefly. They reappear
when touching anywhere on the screen.
• Touch previous image (
)/ next image (
) tab to view
the previous and next photo.
• Place and hold your finger on the previous image (
)/next
image (
) tab to search a desired photo number quickly.
When you lift off your finger, the selected photo is displayed.
3. To return to the thumbnails, touch the Return (
HD
SD
HD
SD
160
MIN
12 / 12
160
MIN
12 / 12
70/70
160
MIN
100-0070
) tab.
Tip
Using the touch panel by dragging:
You can also select the previous photo or the next photo by
dragging your finger on the LCD screen.
- Dragging to the right: Shows the previous photo image.
- Dragging to the left: Shows the next photo image.
70/70
160
MIN
100-0070
NEXT
• Do not power off or eject the memory card during photo playback. Doing so may damage
the recorded data.
• Your camcorder may not playback the following photo files normally;
- A photo with its file name changed on a PC.
- A photo recorded on other devices.
- A photo with a file format not supported on this camcorder (does not conform to DCF standards).
Loading time may vary depending on the size and quality of the selected photo.
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VIEWING A SLIDE SHOW
You can view a photo slide show.
PRECHECK!
• This function works in Photo ( ) mode only.
• Touch the Play (
) tab on the LCD screen to select the playback mode. page 33
1. Touch the Photo (
) tab.
• The thumbnail view appears.
• To change the current thumbnail page, touch up (
down ( ) tab.
2. Touch the Menu (
HD
SD
160
MIN
) or
) tab  “Slide Show Start”
• The ( ) indicator is displayed. The slide show starts
from the current selected photo.
• All photos are play back continuously in the set slide show
option (“Music,” “Interval,” “Effect,” “Play Option.”)
• You can adjust the background music’s volume level
using the Volume ( ) tab while playing back the slide
show with music.
) tab.
• To stop the slide show, touch the Return (
• Every time you touch the LCD screen, the play related
tabs appear on the LCD screen.
12 / 12
160
MIN
Slide Show Start
Slide Show Option
1/2
Delete
Protect
70/70
160
MIN
67/70
160
MIN
100-0070
Tip
To start the slide show during a playback of a single photo,
touch the slide show (
)tab on the LCD screen, or you can
touch the Menu (
) tab  “Slide Show Start.”
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Using the Slide Show Option
While playing back the slide show, you can use the “Slide
Show Option” menus as follows:
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• Music : (built-in music will play) “Off,” “Random,” “1.Mist,” “2.Muse,”
“3.Fall,” “4.Dawn,” “5.Party,” “6.Drops,” “7.Trip.”
• Interval: “1 Sec,” “3 Sec.”
• Effect: “Off,” “Random,” “Effect 1,” “Effect 2,” “Effect 3,” “Effect 4.”
• Play Option: “Play All,” “Repeat All,” “Random.”
160
MIN
Slide Show Start
Slide Show Option
1/2
Delete
Protect
ZOOMING DURING PLAYBACK
You can magnify a playback image. Touch up (
desired area to magnify.
)/down (
)/left (
)/right (
) to select a
PRECHECK!
• This function works only in the photo play mode.
• Touch the Play (
) tab on the LCD screen to select the playback mode. page 33
1. Touch the Photo ( ) tab.
• The thumbnail view appears.
• To change the current thumbnail page, touch up
( ) or down ( ) tab.
HD
SD
160
MIN
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2. Touch a desired photo to magnify.
• The selected photo is displayed on the full screen.
3. Adjust the magnification with the Zoom(W/T) button or
Zoom(W/T) lever.
• Magnification starts from the the centre of the photo.
• While the playback zoom is in use, other images
cannot be selected.
4. Touch the up ( )/down ( )/left ( )/right ( ) tab to
view the area you want on the magnified photo.
5. To cancell, touch the Return (
70/70
160
MIN
100-0070
X1.1
160
MIN
) tab.
Photos recorded on other devices or those edited on a PC cannot be magnified.
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HANDLING MENUS AND QUICK MENUS
Follow the instructions below to use each of the menu items listed in this manual.
This chapter uses “Aperture,” and “Focus” functions of the video record mode as an example.
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Using the MENU (
) tab
1. Open the LCD screen to turn on the camcorder.
• If you find the LCD screen is already open when the power is turned
off, press the power (
) button to turn on the camcorder.
2. Select the Video ( ) or Photo ( ) mode by pressing the MODE
button.
3. Touch the Menu ( ) tab on the touch panel.
• The menu screen appears.
• To change the current page, touch up ( )/down ( ) tab.
4. Touch “Aperture”
• Some functions cannot be used at the same time. In this case, a
message appears and asks if you accept that the related function
is disabled. Touch “Yes,” to disable the related function setting and
then continue the menu setting as you desired.
5. Touch the desired option. Adjust the setting values accordingly.
• Touch the decrease ( ) or increase ( ) tab to adjust the aperture
as you want.
• To exit the menu, touch the Exit ( ) or Return ( ) tab.
Q.MENU button
[55Min]
90
MIN
Menu(
DC
) tab
IN
90
MIN
Aperture
Shutter
/6
EV
0
3D-NR
90
MIN
The following setting will be
changed. Continue?
조리개
[
Super C.Nite
]
셔터
/6
노출 보정
YES
3D-NR
NO
0
<This illustration is based
on the default setting value>
Using the Q.MENU button
1. Open the LCD screen to turn on the camcorder.
• If you find the LCD screen is already open when the power
is turned off, press the power (
) button to turn on the
camcorder.
2. Select the Video ( ) or Photo ( ) mode by pressing the MODE
button.
3. Press the Q.MENU button on your camcorder to see the available
menu options. The quick menu screen appears.
4. Touch “Focus.”
5. Touch the desired option.
• Adjust the setting values accordingly.
• To exit the menu, touch the Exit ( ) or Return ( ) tab.
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Resolution
EV
Back Light
Focus
Focus
Auto
Manual
1/1
Touch Point
• When using the menu or Q.MENU items, some menu items can not be used at the same
time, or may be grayed out.
• For more information, see the Troubleshooting pages, “140~147.”
• For the purpose of easy understanding, all the menu setting examples from this page are
explained based on the simplest methods.
The menu setting methods can be different depending on the user's chosen menu options.
Customizing the Q.MENU items
You can choose what items appear when you press the Q.MENU
button on the LCD screen.
1. Press the Q.MENU button.
The quick menu screen appears.
2. Touch the Edit ( ) tab.
3. Touch the Q.MENU item you want to delete or replace with a new
one.
4. Touch the replace/add ( ) or delete ( ) tab to make changes.
• Press the ( ) tab to save changes.
• Q.MENU screen has been changed according to your changes.
OK
• The Q.MENU button can not be used in the EASY Q mode.
To use the Q.MENU function, disable the EASY Q function.
• This function is not available while recording videos or photos.
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90
MIN
[55Min]
DC
IN
DC
Resolution
EV
Back Light
Focus
Resolution
EV
Back Light
Focus
MENU ITEMS
OK
• Accessible items in menu vary depending on the operating mode.
• For operation details, see the corresponding page.
Recording menu items
Operation mode
SCENE
Video (

)
o : available, X : not available
Photo (

Resolution


Quality
Slow Motion
Sharpness
White Balance
ISO
Aperture
Shutter
EV
3D-NR
Super C.Nite
Back Light
Dynamic Range
Flash
X

X

X






X
X

X






X
X



)
Default value
Auto
[HD]1080/50i(SF)/
6M (3328 x 1872)
Fine
Off
Normal
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
0
On
Normal
Off
Off
Off
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Operation mode
Focus
Face Detection
Magic Touch
Metering
Anti-Shake (EIS)
Digital Effect
Fader
Super Macro
Wind Cut
MIC Level
Digital Zoom
Cont. Shot
Bracket Shot
Self Timer
Time Lapse REC
Quick View
Guideline
Video (


X
X







X
X




)
Photo (






X

X
X




X


)
Default value
Auto
Off
Off
Multi
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Medium
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
On (Video)/1 Sec(Photo)
Off
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o : available, X : not available
Playback menu items
Operation mode
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Play Option
Highlight
Playlist
Delete
Protect
Partial Delete
Edit
Divide
Combine
Cont. Capture
File Info
Slide Show Start
Music
Slide
Interval
Show
Effect
Option
Play Option
Print Mark(DPOF)
Video(Thumbnail) Video(Single)










X
X
X
X
X
X


X




X


X
X
X
X
X
X
Default
Photo(Thumbnail/
value
Single)
X
Play All
X
X

Off (Single)

X
X
X
X
1Cut


Random

1Sec

Random

Play All


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110
113
114
107
108
109
90
90
54
54
54
54
54
116
o : available, X : not available
Setting menu items
Operation mode
Storage Info
Format
File No.
Time Zone
Date/Time Set
Date Type
Time Type
Date/Time Display
LCD Control
LCD Enhancer
Auto LCD Off
Beep Sound
Shutter Sound
Booting Mode
Auto Power Off
Quick On STBY
PC Software
USB Connect
TV Type
Analogue TV Out
TV Connect Guide
TV Display
REC Lamp
Default Set
Language
Demo
Anynet+(HDMI-CEC)
Default value
Series
Home
Off
Off
On
On
On
Video Mode
5 Min
5 Min
On
Mass Storage
16:9
Component Auto
On
On
On
On
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Quick Menu items
Your camcorder provides quick menus consisting of the functions you may frequently use. Pressing
the Q.MENU button will let you start making settings directly.
Recording menu items (default)
Video (
)
Photo (
Resolution


EV
Back Light
Flash
Focus


X


X


)
Default value
[HD]1080/50i(SF)/
6M(3328x1872)
0
Off
Off
Auto
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o : available, X : not available
Playback menu items (default)
Highlight
Playlist
Slide Show Start
Delete
Protect
Edit
Print Mark
Video(Thumbnail)


X

X

X
Video(Single)

X
X



X
Photo(Thumbnail/Single)
X
X



X

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54
113, 115
114
107~109
116
o : available, X : not available
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SCENE
This camcorder automatically sets the shutter speed and aperture according to the subject and
brightness for optimum recording.
PRECHECK!
Select the Video (
) or Photo (
) mode by pressing the MODE button. page 33
1. Touch the Menu ( ) tab  SCENE.”
2. Touch a desired submenu item.
• To change the current page, touch up ( )/down ( )
tab.
3. To exit the menu, touch the Exit ( ) or Return (
) tab.
90
MIN
SCENE
Resolution
1/6
Slow Motion
White Balance
Submenu items
• Auto: Use this setting for the regular recording
conditions. The shutter speed and the aperture values
are automatically adjusted for optimum recording.
• Night ( ): Allows user to record in a dark place even
with decreased lighting. However, an afterimage may
appear with a moving subject. If you have difficulty
with automatic focusing, adjust the focus manually.
• Sports ( ): When recording rapidly moving subjects
such as sports games.
• Portrait ( ): When recording a portrait image, use this
setting to express the natural skin tone.
• Spotlight ( ): When recording subjects under strong
light. For example, stage spotlights in theaters.
• Beach/Show ( ): When recording in a place with
intense light reflection, such as the beach or ski resort.
• Food ( ): When recording the food images in high
saturation.
• Candle Light ( ): When recording subjects under low
light conditions, such as candles at night time.
Tip
Setting the SCENE mode by dragging on the touch panel:
SCENE
Auto
Night
Sports
1/
Portrait
STBY
00:00:00 [55Min]
90
MIN
• Touch and drag to the left or right side on the LCD screen.
You can switch the setting values for the SCENE mode by a
simple touch on the LCD screen.
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Resolution
You can select the resolution to be recorded on a memory card.
PRECHECK!
Select Video (
) or Photo (
1. Touch the Menu (
) mode by pressing the MODE button. page 33
) tab “Resolution.”
90
MIN
2. Touch a desired submenu item.
3. To exit the menu, touch the Exit ( ) or Return (
SCENE
) tab.
Resolution
1/6
Slow Motion
White Balance
Resolution submenu in the Video Record mode
• [HD]1080/50i (SF) (
): Records in the HD 1920x1080/50i, Super Fine format.
): Records in the HD 1920x1080/50i, Fine format.
• [HD]1080/50i (N) (
• [HD]1080/25p ( ): Records in the HD (1920x1080 25p) format.
• [HD]720/50p ( ): Records in the HD (1280x720 50p) format.
• [SD]576/50p ( ): Records in the SD ( 720x576 50p) format.
• [SD]Web & Mobile ( ): Videos recorded in the VGA (640x576 25p) resolution at normal
image quality. This setting may make a video easily to upload to a web site without down-sizing
via an editing programme. Also, this may be the best option for viewing on mobile devices.
Resolution submenu in the Photo Record mode
12M (4000x3000)( )/9M (3456x2592)( )/6M (3328x1872)( )/5M (2592x1944)(
3M (2048x1536)( )/2M (1920x1080)( )/VGA (640x480)( )
•
•
•
•
)/
“50i” indicates the camcorder will record in interlaced scan mode at 50 fields per second.
“25p” indicates the camcorder will record in progressive scan mode at 25 frames per second.
“50p” indicates the camcorder will record in progressive scan mode at 50 frames per second.
Recorded files are encoded with Variable Bit Rate (VBR). VBR is an encoding system that
automatically adjusts the bit rate according to the recording image.
• The available video recording time differs according to the selected video resolution.
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Quality
You can select the quality of photo images to be recorded.
PRECHECK!
Select the Photo (
) mode by pressing the MODE button. page 33
1. Touch the Menu (
) tab  “Quality.”
90
MIN
2. Touch a desired submenu item.
3. To exit the menu, touch the Exit ( ) or Return (
SCENE
) tab.
Resolution
1/7
Quality
Sharpness
Quality
Submenu items
• Super Fine ( ): Records photos at the super fine image
quality.
• Fine ( ): Records photos at the fine image quality.
• Normal ( ): Records photos at the normal image quality.
Super Fine
Fine
1/1
Normal
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Slow Motion
You can record videos as a slow motion. “Slow Motion” is great for analyzing a golf swing or a
viewing a bird in flight.
PRECHECK!
Select the Video (
) mode by pressing the MODE button. page 33
1. Touch the Menu (
) tab “Slow Motion.”
90
MIN
2. Touch a desired submenu item.
3. To exit the menu, touch the Exit ( ) or Return (
SCENE
) tab.
Resolution
1/6
Slow Motion
White Balance
Submenu items
• Off*: Disables the function.
• [SD]250frame/sec ( ) : Records 250 frames per
second in "416x240" resolution.
• [SD]500frame/sec ( ) : Records 500 frames per
second in "192x108" resolution.
Slow Motion
Off
[SD]250Frame/Sec
1/1
[SD]500Frame/Sec
Understanding Slow Motion
ex) The number of frames used for video recording:
When the Slow Motion is set to Off: 50 frames per second
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 48 49 50
When the Slow Motion function is set to [SD] 250frame/sec: 250 frame per second
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 248 249 250
Recording for 1 second
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• When recording in slow motion, the recording stops after 10 seconds but when you
playback the same recording it play back for the following time.
- 250 Frame/Sec: 50 seconds
- 500 Frame/Sec: 100 seconds
• Recording does not stop for 10 seconds even if the Recording start/stop button is
pressed to stop.
• Also, audio is not recorded while recording in slow motion.
• While recording in slow motion, if you have the camcorder connected to a TV, the
recording image is not displayed on the TV screen.
• You cannot capture photos in slow motion.
• Q.MENU function is not available while recording the slow motion videos.
• The image quality of “Slow Motion” is not as good as that of normal recording.
Sharpness
This function allows the user to obtain sharper photo images by processing the image after
recording photos.
PRECHECK!
Select the Photo (
) mode by pressing the MODE button. page 33
1. Touch the Menu (
) tab “Sharpness.”
90
MIN
2. Touch a desired submenu item.
3. To exit the menu, touch the Exit ( ) or Return (
SCENE
) tab.
Resolution
1/7
Quality
Sharpness
Submenu items
• Soft ( ): Smooths the edges of photo images.
• Normal ( ): The photo images appear with sharp edges and
are suitable for printing.
• Sharp ( ): Enhances to sharpen the edges of photo images.
Sharpness
Soft
Normal
1/1
Sharp
White Balance
This camcorder automatically adjusts the colour of the subject. You can record in natural colours
depending on the subject and lighting conditions.
PRECHECK!
Select the Video (
) or Photo (
1. Touch the Menu (
) mode by pressing the MODE button. page 33
) tab “White Balance.”
90
MIN
2. Touch a desired submenu item.
• To set the white balance manually, see page 66.
3. To exit the menu, touch the Exit ( ) or Return (
) tab.
Submenu items
• Auto: Controls the white balance automatically depending on the
recording conditions.
• Daylight ( ): Controls the white balance according to the
outdoor lighting.
• Cloudy ( ): When recording in the shade or cloudy weather.
• Fluorescent ( ): When recording under white fluorescent lights.
• Tungsten ( ): When recording under halogen lamps and
incandescent lights.
• Custom WB ( ): You can manually adjust the white balance to
match the light source or situation.
SCENE
Resolution
1/6
Slow Motion
White Balance
White Balance
Auto
Daylight
1/2
Cloudy
Fluorescent
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To set the white balance manually
1. Touch the Menu (
) tab “White Balance” 
“Custom WB.”
• The “( ) Set White Balance” indicator is displayed.
2. Fill the screen with a white object, and touch OK (
tab.
• The white balance setting is stored.
OK
)
White Balance
Tungsten
Custom WB
2/2
White thick
paper
3. To exit the menu, touch the Exit ( ) or Return (
) tab.
• The stored white balance setting will be applied the
next time you record.
Custom WB
Set White Balance
OK
Understanding White Balance:
White balance (WB) is the process of removing unrealistic colour casts, so that objects
which appear white are rendered white in your photo. Proper white balance has to
take into account the “colour temperature” of a light source, which refers to the relative
warmth or coolness of white light.
• When setting the white balance manually, the subject must be white, otherwise, your
camcorder may not detect an appropriate setting value.
• The adjusted setting remains until you set the white balance again.
• During normal outdoor recording, setting to “Auto” may provide better results.
• Cancell the digital zoom function for clear and precise setting.
• Reset the white balance if light conditions change.
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ISO
ISO sensitivity is a measure of how rapidly the camcorder reacts to a light source. The higher the
sensitivity, the brighter the image is under the same aperture condition.
PRECHECK!
• This function works in Photo ( ) mode only.
• Select the Photo ( ) mode by pressing the MODE button. page 33
1. Touch the Menu (
) tab “ISO.”
90
MIN
2. Touch a desired submenu item.
White Balance
3. To exit the menu, touch the Exit ( ) or Return (
) tab.
ISO
2/7
Aperture
Shutter
ISO
Auto
ISO
50
ISO
100
ISO
200
50
1/2
100
200
Submenu items
• Auto: Automatically sets the ISO to compensate for various lighting conditions (up
to 3200).
• 50 ( ): This mode is recommended for bright lighting conditions.
• 100 ( ): This mode is recommended for most situations except when lighting is
poor or when higher shutter speeds are required.
• 200 ( ): This mode is recommended for taking photos of moving subjects. The
recorded image might be noisy at the minimum level.
• 400 ( )/800 ( )/1600 ( )/3200 ( ): The image may be grainy. These settings
will help brighten a subject in a dark surroundings.
ISO
50
ISO
100
ISO
200
ISO
400
ISO
800
ISO
1600
ISO
3200
Higher ISO sensitivity might produce a grainy (noisy) effect on the photo images.
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Aperture
The camcorder adjusts the aperture automatically depending on the subject and recording
conditions. You can also manually adjust the Aperture to your preference.
PRECHECK!
Select the Video (
) or Photo (
1. Touch the Menu (
) mode by pressing the MODE button. page 33
) tab “Aperture” “Manual.”
) or increase ( ) tab to adjust
the aperture as you want.
• Aperture value can be set between “3.5” and “16”
90
MIN
2. Touch the decrease (
3. To exit the menu, touch Exit ( ) or Return (
Aperture
Shutter
EV
/6
0
3D-NR
) tab.
Aperture
Auto
Submenu items
• Auto: Sets the aperture value automatically.
• Manual ( FXX): Sets the aperture value manually.
Manual
1/1
Aperture
Understanding Aperture
The aperture value can be adjusted to control the amount of
light reaching the image sensor.
The aperture value needs to be adjusted in the following cases:
• When shooting against the light or when the background
is too bright.
• When shooting on a reflective natural background such
as at the beach or when skiing.
• When the background is overly dark (for example, night
scenery).
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F.
STBY 00:00:00
F3.5
[55Min]
90
MIN
Shutter
The camcorder automatically sets the shutter speed depending on the scene's brightness. You can
also manually adjust the shutter speed according to the scene conditions.
PRECHECK!
Select the Video (
) or Photo (
1. Touch the Menu (
) mode by pressing the MODE button. page 33
) tab “Shutter.”
90
MIN
2. Touch a desired submenu item.
3. To exit the menu, touch the Exit ( ) or Return (
Aperture
) tab.
Submenu items
• Auto: The camcorder automatically sets the appropriate
shutter speed value.
• Manual (
): Touch decrease ( ) or increase ( )
tab to adjust the setting values as you want.
The setting values are as follows:
- Video Record mode: 1/50, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500,
1/1000, 1/2000, 1/4000, or 1 /10000.
- Photo Record mode: 1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30, 1/60,
1/125, 1/250, 1/500, or 1/1000.
Shutter
EV
/6
0
3D-NR
Shutter
Auto
Manual
1/1
EV
Using the EV function, you can manually adjust the video and photo image brightness.
PRECHECK!
Select the Video ( ) or Photo ( ) mode by pressing the MODE button. page 33
1. Touch the Menu (
) tab “EV.”
2. Touch the decrease ( ) or increase ( ) tab to adjust
the setting values as you want.
• EV values ( ): +2.0EV, +1.6EV, +1.3EV, +1.0EV,
+0.6EV, +0.3EV, 0EV, -0.3EV, -0.6EV, -1.0EV,
-1.3EV, -1.6EV, -2.0EV
3. To exit the menu, touch Exit ( ) or Return (
) tab.
Understanding EV(Exposure Value)
Exposure value is the total amount of light allowed to fall on the
photographic medium (Image sensor) during the process of
taking photos or videos as well.
90
MIN
Aperture
Shutter
EV
/6
0
3D-NR
EV
0
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3D-NR
3D-NR (3-Dimension Noise Reduction) function reduces video noise and improves the quality.
This is especially effective during low light shooting.
PRECHECK!
Select the Video (
) mode by pressing the MODE button. page 33
1. Touch the Menu (
) tab “3D-NR.”
2. Touch a desired submenu item.
3. To exit the menu, touch the Exit ( ) or Return (
) tab.
<Conventional image result
when recorded with low
light shooting.>
Submenu items
• Off : Disables the function.
• On : Enables the 3D-NR function.
<When the 3D-NR function
is applied in the same
recording conditions.>
Super C.Nite
You can adjust the shutter speed when recording a slow moving object, or record a brighter image
in dark places without a compromise in colours.
PRECHECK!
Select the Video (
) mode by pressing the MODE button. page 33
1. Touch the Menu (
) tab “Super C.Nite.”
90
MIN
2. Touch a desired submenu item.
3. To exit the menu, touch the Exit ( ) or Return (
Super C.Nite
) tab.
Back Light
3/6
Face Detection
Submenu items
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• Off: Disables the function.
• Normal ( ): Record a brighter image by extending
the low shutter speed range to 1/25.
• Super ( ): Record a brighter image by fixing the
shutter speed to 1/13 in a dark location.
Focus
Super C.Nite
Off
Normal
1/1
Super
Back Light
When a subject is lit from behind, this function will compensate for lighting so that the subject is not
too dark.
PRECHECK!
Select the Video (
) or Photo (
1. Touch the Menu (
) mode by pressing the MODE button. page 33
) tab  “Back Light.”
90
MIN
2. Touch a desired submenu item.
3. To exit the menu, touch the Exit ( ) or Return (
Super C.Nite
) tab.
Back Light
3/6
Focus
Face Detection
Submenu items
Back Light
• Off : Disables the function
• On ( ): Backlight compensation brightens the subject
quickly.
Off
On
1/1
Dynamic Range
The Dynamic range function enables you to record a brighter subject in dark conditions, as well as
more detailed images.
PRECHECK!
Select Photo (
) mode by pressing the MODE button. page 33
1. Touch the Menu (
) tab “Dynamic Range.”
90
MIN
2. Touch a desired submenu item.
3. To exit the menu, touch the Exit ( ) or Return (
EV
) tab.
0
Back Light
3/7
Dynamic Range
Flash
Submenu items
Dynamic Range
• Off : Disables the function.
• On ( ): Expresses more shadow and highlight details
for recorded images.
Off
On
1/1
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Flash
Using the Flash function, you can set the built-in flash to fire under low light conditions.
PRECHECK!
Select the Photo (
) mode by pressing the MODE button. page 33
1. Touch the Menu (
) tab “Flash.”
90
MIN
2. Touch a desired submenu item.
3. To exit the menu, touch the Exit ( ) or Return (
EV
) tab.
Back Light
3/7
Submenu items
0
Dynamic Range
Flash
• Off ( ): Using the auto discharge function, the flash does not
fire.
• Auto ( ): Using the auto discharge function, the flash fires
under low light conditions in Auto mode.
• Red-Eye ( ): “Red-eye” is the phenomenon where eyes
look reddish in photographs taken in dark environments with
a flash. The Red-eye flash option can be used to reduce this
phenomenon.
• Fill-In ( ): Using the Fill-In flash mode, the flash fires regardless
the environmental light conditions. You can effectively use this
flash mode when photographing against the light.
• Slow Sync ( ): When you take a picture in low light conditions,
you may find a difference in the aperture between the subject
and the background.
This allows you to have the same brightness for the background
and subject when using a slow shutter speed and firing the
flash.
• Do not fire the flash with the flash bulb covered with your hand.
• Do not fire the flash close to people’s eyes as the subjects could suffer a temporary loss
of eyesight.
• The recommended distance to the subject when using the built-in flash is approximately 7 to 10 feet.
• The battery power will be consumed faster with repeated use of the flash.
• The flash function is not available with the following functions:
- When the “Cont. Shot” is enabled
- Recording videos
- Capturing still images during video recording (Dual Recording).
• The red-eye reduction may not produce the desired effect due to individual differences and other
conditions.
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Focus
The camcorder usually focuses on a subject automatically (auto focus). When the camcorder is
turned on, auto-focus will always be set. You can also manually focus a subject depending on the
recording conditions.
PRECHECK!
Select the Video (
) or Photo (
1. Touch the Menu (
) mode by pressing the MODE button. page 33
) tab  “Focus."
90
MIN
2. Touch a desired submenu item.
3. To exit the menu, touch the Exit ( ) or Return (
Super C.Nite
) tab.
Back Light
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Submenu items
• Auto: In most situations, it is better to use the automatic focus
feature, as it enables you to concentrate on the creative side of
your recording.
• Manual ( ): Manual focusing may be necessary under certain
conditions that make automatic focusing difficult or unreliable.
Touch ( ) or ( ) tab to adjust the setting values you want.
• Touch Point ( ): You can simply touch the subject shown on
the LCD screen you would like to focus. (Video Record mode
only)
Understanding the Touch Point
Using the Touch Point function, you can focus on a small
section of the picture.
Touch Point function is only available in video recording mode.
However, you can also adjust the focus in the photo recording
mode, see “Magic Touch,” page 75.
Tip
To activate the Touch Point with a long touch
You can use the Touch Point function by pressing the
section for about 2 seconds on the LCD screen.
(excluding when “Super Macro,” “Face Detection,”
“Digital Zoom,” or “Slow Motion” is set.)
Focus
Face Detection
Focus
Auto
Manual
Touch Point
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• The Auto Focus(AF) setting is useful when you operate the zoom function because you
might not be able to keep accurate focus after the zoom ratio has been changed.
• In the manual focus setting menu screen, auto focus is available by using the AF ( ) tab
on the screen. you can return to manual focus by touching the manual focusing tabs.
• When the Touch Point function is enabled, you can touch the AF ( ) tab on the LCD
screen to set the “Focus” to “Auto.”
• To disable the Touch Point function, set “Focus” to “Auto.”
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Face Detection
Your camcorder detects a subject’s face and automatically adjusts the brightness and image quality
to the optimized conditions. Record faces more vividly.
PRECHECK!
Select the Video (
) or Photo (
1. Touch the Menu (
) mode by pressing the MODE button. page 33
) tab “Face Detection.”
90
MIN
2. Touch a desired submenu item.
3. To exit the menu, touch the Exit ( ) or Return (
Super C.Nite
) tab.
Back Light
Focus
3/6
Face Detection
Submenu items
Face Detection
• Off: Disable the function.
• On ( ): Detects faces automatically for the optimal
recording conditions.
Off
On
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90
MIN
Magic Touch
Simply touch the area on the LCD screen that you want to focus on when taking a photo.
PRECHECK!
Select the Photo (
) mode by pressing the MODE button. page 33
1. Touch the Menu (
) tab “Magic touch.”
90
MIN
2. Touch a desired submenu item.
3. To exit the menu, touch the Exit ( ) or Return (
Focus
) tab.
Face Detection
4/7
Magic Touch
Metering
Submenu items
• Off: Disable the function.
• On( ): You can simply touch the subject shown
on the LCD screen that you would like to focus on.
The brightness will also be adjusted for the optimized
value.
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MIN
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MIN
Tip
Using the Magic Touch
Using the Magic Touch function, you can focus on a
small section of the picture.
You can also activate Magic Touch by pressing the
same point for about 2 seconds on the LCD screen.
To take a picture when the Magic Touch function is
enabled, press the PHOTO button or simply touch
the subject shown on the LCD screen that you would
like to focus on, then hold for about 2 seconds.
When the Magic Touch function is enabled, you can touch the
AF ( ) tab on the LCD screen to set the “Focus” to “Auto.”
• The following settings cannot be used with the “Magic Touch” function:
“Back Light”, “Face Detection”, “Focus: Manual”, “Digital Zoom” or “Metering.”
• Even if the “Cont.Shot” is enabled, continuous shooting is not available by touching the
LCD screen.
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Metering
You can choose the metering standard for the brightness of your subject.
PRECHECK!
Select the Photo (
) mode by pressing the MODE button. page 33
1. Touch the Menu (
) tab “Metering.”
90
MIN
2. Touch a desired submenu item.
3. To exit the menu, touch the Exit ( ) or Return (
Focus
) tab.
Face Detection
4/7
Magic Touch
Metering
Submenu items
• Multi ( ): Meters the multiple portions of the screen
and determines the appropriate aperture.
• Center ( ): Measures the entire screen with an
emphasis on the centre and determines the aperture.
• Spot ( ): Measures only the centre of the screen
and determines aperture.
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Metering
Multi
Center
1/1
Spot
Anti-Shake(EIS)
Use the Anti-Shake (EIS: Electronic Image Stabilizer) function to compensate for unstable images
caused by shaking movements when holding the camcorder.
PRECHECK!
Select the Video (
) or Photo (
1. Touch the Menu (
) mode by pressing the MODE button. page 33
) tab “Anti-Shake (EIS).”
90
MIN
2. Touch a desired submenu item.
3. To exit the menu, touch the Exit ( ) or Return (
Anti-Shake (EIS)
) tab.
Digital Effect
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Fader
Super Macro
Anti-Shake (EIS)
Submenu items
• Off : Disable the function.
• On ( ): The Anti-Shake (EIS) function is enabled to
compensate for shaking movements.
Off
On
1/1
Tip
Use the Anti-Shake function in the following cases:
• When recording while walking or when recording in a moving car.
• When recording with the zoom function.
• When recording subjects of a small size.
• Gross camcorder shake may not be entirely corrected even if “Anti-Shake: On” is set.
Firmly hold the camcorder with both hands.
• When this function is set to “On,” the actual movement of the subject and the movement
displayed on the screen may be slightly different.
• When recording in dark lighting at high magnification while this function is set to “On,”
after-images may stand out. In this case, we recommend using a tripod (not supplied) and
turning the “Anti-Shake” to “Off.”
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Digital Effect
Using the digital effect function gives your recording a creative look.
PRECHECK!
Select the Video (
) or Photo (
1. Touch the Menu (
) mode by pressing the MODE button. page 33
) tab “Digital Effect.”
90
MIN
2. Touch a desired submenu item.
Anti-Shake (EIS)
3. To exit the menu, touch the Exit ( ) or Return (
) tab.
Digital Effect
4/6
Fader
Super Macro
Digital Effect
Examples of 5 digital effect options
Off
Off
Without any digital effect,
a normal, natural image
is displayed during
recording or playback.
Black & White ( )
This mode
changes the image
to black and white.
Sepia ( )
This mode gives
the image a reddish
brown look.
Negative ( )
This mode reverses
the colours, creating
a negative image.
Cosmetic ( )
This mode helps
adjust for facial
imperfections.
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Sepia
Negative
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Fader
You can give your recording a professional look by using special effects such as fade in at the
beginning of a sequence or fade out at the end of a sequence.
PRECHECK!
Select the Video (
) mode by pressing the MODE button. page 33
1. Touch the Menu (
) tab “Fader.”
90
MIN
2. Touch a desired submenu item.
3. To exit the menu, touch the Exit ( ) or Return (
Anti-Shake (EIS)
) tab.
Digital Effect
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Fader
Super Macro
Fader
Submenu items
•
•
•
•
Off: Disables the function
In ( ): As soon as you start recording, it will fade in.
Out ( ): When the recording is done, it will fade out.
In-Out ( ): When you start or stop recording, the
fader will be function accordingly.
Off
In
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Out
In-Out
Fade in (approx. 3 seconds)
Fade out (approx. 3 seconds)
This function is disabled after being used one time.
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Super Macro
Using the Super Macro function, you can get close up images which were created by focusing on a
small portion of a large object at a wide angle. The effective focal distance in the Super Macro mode
is between 1 to 10 cm. (0.39 to 3.93 inches)
PRECHECK!
Select the Video (
) or Photo (
1. Touch the Menu (
) mode by pressing the MODE button. page 33
) tab “Super Macro.”
90
MIN
2. Touch a desired submenu item.
3. To exit the menu, touch the Exit ( ) or Return (
Anti-Shake (EIS)
) tab.
Digital Effect
4/6
Fader
Super Macro
Super Macro
Submenu items
• Off: Disable the function.
• On ( ): You can focus on a small portion of a large
object at a wide angle.
Off
On
1/1
• When using the Super Tele Macro function, focusing may be difficult and can take some
time.
• Avoid shadows when recording at a close distance.
• As the distance to the subject becomes closer, the focusing area narrows.
• As soon as the super macro function is enabled, you will find the zoom ratio is set to the
widest level.
• If you use the zoom function when the “Super Macro” is set to “On,” the super macro
function is disabled.
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Wind Cut
Using the Wind Cut function, you can reduce wind noise when recording sound from the built-in
microphone.
PRECHECK!
Select the Video (
) mode by pressing the MODE button. page 33
1. Touch the Menu (
) tab “Wind Cut.”
90
MIN
2. Touch a desired submenu item.
3. To exit the menu, touch the Exit ( ) or Return (
Wind Cut
) tab.
MIC Level
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Digital Zoom
Self Timer
Submenu items
Wind Cut
• Off: Disables the function.
• On ( ): Reduces wind noise when recording sound
from the built-in microphone.
Off
On
1/1
Using the Wind Cut function also removes some low-frequency
sound with the wind noise.
MIC Level
Using the MIC Level function, which will pick up sounds more clearly and accurately, you can adjust
the audio volume levels.
PRECHECK!
Select the Video (
) mode by pressing the MODE button. page 33
1. Touch the Menu (
) tab “MIC Level.”
90
MIN
2. Touch a desired submenu item.
3. To exit the menu, touch the Exit ( ) or Return (
Wind Cut
) tab.
MIC Level
5/6
Digital Zoom
Self Timer
Submenu items
• High ( ): Adjust the MIC volume at the highest level.
• Medium: Adjust the MIC volume at the medium level.
• Low ( ): Adjust the MIC volume at the lowest level.
MIC Level
High
Medium
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Low
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Digital Zoom
The digital zoom enables higher zoom magnification than the intelli or optical zoom ratio.
The digital zoom function can archive the maximum 100 times bigger enlargement in video record
mode (about 50 times bigger enlargement in photo record mode) by having the electronic zoom
magnification.
PRECHECK!
Select the Video (
) or Photo (
1. Touch the Menu (
) mode by pressing the MODE button. page 33
) tab “Digital Zoom.”
90
MIN
2. Touch a desired submenu item.
3. To exit the menu, touch the Exit ( ) or Return (
Wind Cut
) tab.
MIC Level
5/6
Digital Zoom
Self Timer
Digital Zoom
Submenu items
• Off : Disables the function.
• On : Enables higher zoom magnification.
With the digital zoom, the image is digitally processed more
than the intelli or optical zoom modes. As a result, the image
resolution may deteriorate
Off
On
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The right side of the bar shows the
digital zooming zone. The zooming
zone appears when you move the
zoom lever.
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Cont. Shot
This function allows you to capture photos in succession to give you more photo-taking
opportunities when recording moving subjects.
PRECHECK!
Select the Photo (
) mode by pressing the MODE button. page 33
1. Touch the Menu (
) tab “Cont. Shot.”
90
MIN
2. Touch a desired submenu item.
3. To exit the menu, touch the Exit ( ) or Return (
Cont. Shot
) tab.
Bracket Shot
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Self Timer
Quick View
Cont. Shot
Submenu items
• Off: Records only one photo image.
• Normal Speed ( ): When you press and hold the
PHOTO button, you can record photos continuously.
• High Speed ( ): When pressing the PHOTO button,
you can take up to 7 images per 3 seconds.
Off
Normal Speed
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High Speed
• When an error occurs (memory full, etc) during continuous shot, the recording stops and
an error message is displayed.
• When the “Cont. Shot” is set to “Normal Speed,” the maximum number of continuous
photo shot varies depending on the selected resolution, quality, or the recording
condition.
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Bracket Shot
Using the Bracket Shot function, you can take continuous pictures with different brightness setting
values.
PRECHECK!
Select the Photo (
) mode by pressing the MODE button. page 33
1. Touch the Menu (
) tab “Bracket Shot.”
90
MIN
2. Touch a desired submenu item.
3. To exit the menu, touch the Exit ( ) or Return (
Cont. Shot
) tab.
Bracket Shot
6/7
Self Timer
Quick View
Submenu items
• Off: Disables the function.
• On ( ): Record five pictures with different brightness
setting values such as +0.3EV, -0.3EV, Back Light
Compensation, Dynamic Range and original.
Bracket shot may take a long time. Don't move the camcorder from the subject when operating
this function.
Self Timer
When the self-timer is enabled, there is a time delay after you actually press the Record Start/Stop or
PHOTO button. You can use this function when you want to take a shot of many people including yourself.
PRECHECK!
Select the Video (
) or Photo (
1. Touch the Menu (
) mode by pressing the MODE button. page 33
) tab “Self Timer.”
90
MIN
2. Touch a desired submenu item.
3. To exit the menu,touch the Exit ( ) or Return (
) tab.
• This function is disabled after used for one time.
Cont. Shot
Bracket Shot
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Quick View
Submenu items
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• Off: Disables the function
• 2 Sec (Photo mode only)( ): There is a time delay for 2
seconds when you press the Photo button.
• 10 Sec ( ): There is a time delay for 10 seconds when you
press the Record Start/Stop or Photo button.
Self Timer
Self Timer
Off
2 Sec
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10 Sec
Time Lapse REC
Using the time lapse feature, your camcorder can be programmed to automatically record a number
of frames over a period of time or with a certain time interval between each frame. For instance, a
camcorder on a tripod (not supplied) in time lapse mode could be set up to shoot frames of a flower
opening or a bird building a nest.
PRECHECK!
Select the Video (
) mode by pressing the MODE button. page 33
To record in the Time Lapse REC mode, you need to set the
recording interval and the total recording time from start to
finish using the menu.
1. Touch the Meun (
) tab.  “Time Lapse REC” “On.”
• The menu screen appears.
90
MIN
Time Lapse REC
Quick View
2. Touch the desired items (Interval, Rec Limit, Resolution)
and then touch up (
values.
) or down (
Time Lapse REC
) tab to set the
3. Touch ( OK ) tab to finish the setting.
4. To exit the menu, touch the Exit ( ) or Return (
) tab.
• If you do not touch OK tab and finish settings by using the
Exit ( ) or Return (
) tab, the Time Lapse REC function
Guideline
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Off
On
1/1
Time Lapse REC
will operate at its default setting. The changed setting
value you have made will not be applied.
5. After setting the Time Lapse REC mode, press the
Recording start/stop button. Then the Time Lapse
recording starts.
Interval
1
REC Limit
24
Sec/
Resolution
Rec Time :
57Min 36Sec

00:00:00
Hr
[HD] 1080p
[55Min]
OK
90
MIN
1Sec/24Hr
Time Lapse
Recording
Submenu items
• Off: Disables the function.
• On ( ):
- Interval (“Sec”): Image of the subject is captured by set interval. Images are automatically
shot a frame at a time at the specified interval and stored in the storage media. 1  3  5 
10  15 30 (Seconds)
- REC Limit (“Hr”): Total time from start to finish of recording. 24  48  72  ∞ (Hours)
- Resolution: you can choose the resolution in the following settings: [HD] 1080p  [SD] 576p
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Example of Time Lapse Recording
Total time of recording
Recording interval
Time for recording on the
storage media (a video of the
Time Lapse Recording.)
The Time Lapse Recording function records image frames at the predefined interval
over the total recording time to produce a time-lapse video.
For example, the 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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100-0001
Memory full!
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MIN
00:09:00 / 00:16:00
100-0001
Memory full!
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MIN
00:14:00 / 00:16:00
100-0001
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MIN
Memory full!
• Time Lapse Recording mode is released once recording has been finished. To start another Time
Lapse Recording, repeat steps 1-5.
• 25 captured images compose a video of 1 second length. Since the minimum length of a video
to be saved by your camcorder is one second, the interval defines how long the Time Lapse
Recording should be taken. For example, if you set the interval to “30 Sec,” Time Lapse Recording
should be taken for at least 13 minutes to record a minimum video length of 1 second (25 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.
• When a video recording fills up 3.8GB of storage memory, a new recording file is automatically
started at that point.
• When the battery charge was exhausted during the Time Lapse recording, it saves recording up to
that point and switches to standby mode. After a while, it displays a warning message, then turns
off automatically.
• When the memory space of the storage media is insufficient during the Time Lapse Recording, it
switches to the standby mode after saving the recording up to its maximum.
• We recommend using the AC power adaptor for a Time Lapse Recording.
Quick View
Using the Quick View function, you can view the most recently recorded video and photo images as
soon as the recording is finished.
PRECHECK!
Select the Video (
) or Photo (
) mode by pressing the MODE button. page 33
Quick View function in the video record mode
1. Touch the Menu (
) tab “Quick View.”
90
MIN
2. Touch a desired submenu item.
3. To exit the menu, touch the Exit ( ) or Return (
Time Lapse REC
) tab.
Quick View
Guideline
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Submenu items
• Off: Quick View icon does not appear on the screen after you finish the recording.
• On: Quick View icon appears on the screen as soon as you finish the recording.
Touch the Quick View icon to view the most recent video you have recorded. After the
Quick Playback is completed, your camcorder switches back to the standby mode.
If you touch the delete (
) tab during Quick
Playback, the file is deleted.
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100-0001
160
MIN
Quick View
Quick View function in the photo record mode
1. Touch the Menu (
) tab “Quick View.”
2. Touch a desired submenu item.
3. To exit the menu, touch the Exit ( ) or Return (
90
MIN
Cont. Shot
) tab.
Submenu items
• Off: Disables the function.
• 1sec: The most recently taken photo image is shown for
1 second.
• 3sec: The most recently taken photo image is shown for
3 seconds.
• Hold: The most recently taken photo image appears and
does not disappear until you press the PHOTO button.
Bracket Shot
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Self Timer
Quick View
Quick View
Off
1Sec
1/1
3Sec
Hold
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Guideline
This camcorder provides 3 types of guidelines to help you to set a balanced image composition on
the screen.
PRECHECK!
Select the Video (
) or Photo (
1. Touch the Menu (
) mode by pressing the MODE button. page 33
) tab “Guideline.”
90
MIN
2. Touch a desired guideline according to the subject.
• The selected guideline appears on the screen.
If you do not want to use this function, touch “Off.”
3. To exit the menu, touch the Exit ( ) or Return (
Time Lapse REC
Quick View
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Guideline
) tab.
Guideline
Submenu items
• Off: Cancells the guideline function.
•
: This is the basic guideline. Use this when focusing
a subject in the centre.
•
: Images beyond the left/right and up/down line do
not disappear when edited in the 4:3, and 2.35:1 ratio,
respectively.
•
: Use this when recording a subject in a horizontal
or vertical composition, or when shooting with the tele
macro function.
Off
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• Position the subject at a crosspoint of the guideline to balance the image composition.
• The guidelines on the screen do not appear on the images actually recorded.
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Play Option
You can set a specific playback style according to your preference.
PRECHECK!
Touch the Play(
) HD(
HD
) or SD(
SD
) tab on the LCD screen.  page 50
1. Touch the Menu (
) tab “Play Option.”
2. Touch a desired submenu item.
3. To exit the menu, touch the Exit ( ) or Return (
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MIN
Play Option
) tab.
Submenu items
Highlight
1/2
• Play All ( ): Plays video clips in succession starting
from the selected video to the last one, then returns to
the thumbnail index view.
• Play One ( ): Plays the selected video only and
returns to the thumbnail view.
• Repeat All ( ):Repeats playing all the video clips until
the Return ( ) tabis touched.
• Repeat One ( ): Repeats playing the selected video
only until the Return ( ) tab is touched.
Playlist
Delete
Play Option
Play All
Play One
Repeat All
1/1
Repeat One
Highlight
This camcorder shows a section of the recorded video(s) at random.
PRECHECK!
Touch the Play(
) HD(
HD
) or SD(
SD
) tab on the LCD screen.  page 50
1. Touch the Menu (
) tab. “Highlight.”
2. Touch a desired submenu item.
• When the highlight view is finished, the video
thumbnail view appears.
• In the highlight play mode, you can adjust the volume
by touching the screen and can also cancell the
playback.
3. To exit the menu, touch the Exit ( ) or Return (
) tab.
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MIN
Play Option
Highlight
1/2
Delete
Highlight
Submenu items
• Recent ( ): Shows a section of the videos that were
created within the last 24 hours.
• All ( ): Shows a section of all video files.
Playlist
Recent
All
1/1
If you execute the Highlight function in the date thumbnail display, all the files in the selected
date set appears on the LCD screen.
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Cont. Capture
You can take photos (JPEG format) in succession while playing a video.
PRECHECK!
Touch the Play(
) HD(
HD
) or SD(
SD
) tab on the LCD screen.  page 50
1. Touch the Menu (
) tab “Cont. Capture.”
2. Touch a desired submenu item.
3. To exit the menu, touch the Exit ( ) or Return (
) tab.
• The Cont. Capture ( ) indicator appears on the screen
during video playback. When you press the PHOTO button at
a desired scene, still images are captured in succession in the
selected intervals.
• For details on the continuous photo capture, refer to page 48.
Submenu items
• 1Cut: Captures only one still image.
• 2Cut/1Sec ( ): Captures up to 2 still images per second
by pressing the PHOTO button.
• 5Cut/1Sec ( ): Captures up to 5 still images per second
by pressing the PHOTO button.
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MIN
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Edit
2/2
Cont. Capture
File Info
Cont. Capture
90
Min
1Cut
2Cut/1Sec
5Cut/1Sec
1/1
• When an error occurs (memory full, etc) during a continuous recording, the recording stops
and an error message is displayed.
• While pressing down the PHOTO button, the video playback will pause each time an
image is captured. This will make the image capture seem longer than 1 second, however,
2 or 5 images are being captured for each second of video playback.
File Info
This camcorder shows you information on the recorded images.
PRECHECK!
Touch the Play (
) tab on the LCD screen to select the playback mode. page 33
1. Touch the Menu (
) tab  “File Info.”
• The file information of the selected file appears.
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MIN
Protect
2. Select the desired file to view the file information.
• The information of the selected file appears.
3. To exit the menu, touch the Exit ( ) or Return (
Edit
2/2
) tab.
Cont. Capture
File Info
File Info
100VIDEO
HDV_0005.MP4
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Date
: 01/JAN/2009
Duration : 00:00:05
Size
: 9.56 MB
Resolution : [HD]1080/50i SF
system setting
Date/Time Set
By setting the date and time, you can display the date and time of the recording during playback.
1. Touch the Menu (
)  Setting ( ) tab “Date/Time Set”
90
MIN
2. Touch the date and time information, and change the
setting values by using the up (
3. Touch (
) or down (
Date/Time Set
) tabs.
) tab when the date and time setting is
completed.
• The date/time values are not applied if you finish the
setting with ( ) or ( )tab without touching the ( )
tab.
OK
OK
Date Type
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Time Type
Date/Time Display
Date/Time Set
Day
01
Month
/
Hour
00
JAN
Year
/
2009
Minute
:
00
OK
Date/Time Set
Day
Month
Hour
Minute
Year
Date/Time
Set 2009
01 / JAN
/
01/JAN/2009 00:00
00
:
00
OK
• The year can be set up to 2039, based on “Home” item.
• Set “Date/Time Display” display to on. page 92
• Activating the ( ) icon forwards the time by 1 hour.
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system setting
Date/Time Display
You can set the date and time to be displayed on the LCD screen according to the
selected option.
1. Touch the Menu (
Display.”
)  Setting ( ) tab  “Date/Time
90
MIN
Date/Time Set
2. Touch a desired submenu item.
3. To exit the menu, touch the Exit ( ) or Return (
• The date/time is displayed on the LCD screen
according to the selected option.
Date Type
) tab.
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Time Type
Date/Time Display
Date/Time Display
Off
Submenu items
• Off : Current date/time information is not displayed.
• Date : Displays the current date.
• Time : Displays the current time.
• Date & Time : Displays the current date and time.
Date
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Time
Date & Time
STBY 00:00:00
[55Min]
90
MIN
01/JAN/2009 00:00
The date/time will read “01/JAN/2009 00:00” in the following cases;
- When video or photo recording was made before setting the date/time in the camcorder.
- When the built-in rechargeable battery is depleted.
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Date Type
You can set the display type for the date set according to the selected option.
1. Touch the Menu (
)  Setting ( ) tab  “Date Type.”
90
MIN
2. Touch a desired submenu item.
3. To exit the menu, touch the Exit ( ) or Return (
Date/Time Set
) tab.
Date Type
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Time Type
Date/Time Display
Submenu items
• 2009/01/01 : The date is displayed in the year/month
(two-digit)/date.
• JAN/01/2009 : The date is displayed in the order of
month/date/year.
• 01/JAN/2009 : The date is displayed in the order of
date/month/year.
• 01/01/2009 : The date is displayed in the date/month
(two-digit)/year.
Date Type
2009/01/01
JAN/01/2009
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01/JAN/2009
01/01/2009
Time Type
You can set the display type for the time set according to the selected option.
1. Touch the Menu (
)  Setting ( ) tab  “Time Type.”
90
MIN
2. Touch the desired display option.
3. To exit the menu, touch the Exit ( ) or Return (
Date/Time Set
) tab.
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Time Type
Date/Time Display
Submenu items
• 12Hr : Displays the time information in 12 hour units.
• 24Hr : Displays the time information in 24 hour units.
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system setting
File No.
File names (numbers) are assigned to recorded images according to the selected
numbering option.
1. Touch the Menu (
)  Setting ( ) tab “File No.”
90
MIN
2. Touch a desired submenu item.
3. To exit the menu, touch the Exit ( ) or Return (
Storage Info
) tab.
Format
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File No.
Time Zone
Submenu items
• Series : Assigns file numbers in sequence even after
you replace or format the memory card or delete all
files. Each file is given with a unique file number that
allows convenient image management on a PC.
• Reset : Resets the file number to 0001 after formatting
or deleting all files or inserting a new memory card.
File No.
Series
Reset
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When you set “File No.” to “Series.” each file is assigned with a different number so as
to avoid duplicating file names. It is convenient when you want to manage your files on a
computer.
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Time Zone
You can easily set the clock to the local time when using your camcorder while traveling.
1. Touch the Menu (
Zone”  “Visit.”
2 Touch the left (
visited area.
3. Touch (
) tab  Setting ( ) tab “Time
90
MIN
Storage Info
) or the right (
) tab to select the
Format
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File No.
Time Zone
) tab when the time zone setting is completed.
• The time zone set value is not applied if you finish the
setting with ( ) or ( ) tab without touching the ( OK )
tab.
OK
Time Zone
Home
Visit
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Submenu items
• Home : The clock will be used according to your
setting on the Date/Time Set menu.
Select it when using this camcorder for the first time or
when returning the clock to your hometown date/time
setting.
• Visit ( ): When you visit a different time zone, it
allows you to use the local time without changing your
hometown time setting. The clock will be adjusted in
accordance with the time difference between the two
locations.
Visit
London, Lisbon
[HOME 00:00] 01/JAN/2009 00:00
OK
STBY 00:00:00
[55Min]
90
MIN
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system setting
LCD Control
You can adjust the brightness and saturation of the LCD screen.
1. Touch the Menu (
Control.”
)  Setting ( ) tab  “LCD
90
MIN
LCD Control
2. Touch the decrease (
) or increase (
the value of a desired item.
) tab to adjust
3. To exit the menu, touch the Exit ( ) or Return (
LCD Enhancer
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Auto LCD Off
Beep Sound
) tab.
LCD Control
Submenu items
• Brightness : Adjusts the brightness of the LCD
screen.
• Colour : Adjusts the saturation of the LCD screen.
Brightness 18
Colour 18
• If the surrounding is too bright, adjust the brightness of the LCD screen.
• Adjusting the LCD screen does not affect the image being recorded.
• Brighter LCD screen consumes more power.
LCD Enhancer
Contrast is enhanced for a clear and bright image. This effect also works outdoors in bright daylight.
1. Touch the Menu (
Enhancer”
)  Setting ( ) tab  “LCD
90
MIN
LCD Control
2. Touch a desired submenu item.
3. To exit the menu, touch the Exit ( ) or Return (
LCD Enhancer
) tab.
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Auto LCD Off
Beep Sound
Submenu items
• Off : Disable the function.
• On( ): The LCD contrast is enhanced.
LCD Enhancer
Off
On
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LCD enhancer function does not affect the quality of the
image being recorded.
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Auto LCD Off
To reduce power consumption, the brightness of the LCD screen is automatically dimmed if the
camcorder is idle for more than 2 minutes.
1. Touch the Menu (
)  Setting ( ) tab  “Auto LCD Off.”
90
MIN
LCD Control
2. Touch a desired submenu item.
3. To exit the menu, touch the Exit ( ) or Return (
LCD Enhancer
) tab.
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Auto LCD Off
Beep Sound
Submenu items
• Off : Disable the function.
• On : When the camcorder is idle for more than 2
minutes in Video or Photo STBY mode, or for more
than 5 minutes when recording a video, the power
saving mode starts by dimming the LCD screen.
Auto LCD Off
Off
On
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When this “Auto LCD Off” function is enabled, you can press any button on the camcorder
to return LCD brightness to normal.
Booting Mode
You can choose the booting mode that starts up when you turn on the camcorder.
1. Touch the Menu (
)  Setting ( ) tab  “Booting Mode.”
90
MIN
2. Touch a desired submenu item.
3. To exit the menu, touch the Exit ( ) or Return (
Shutter Sound
) tab.
Booting Mode
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Auto Power Off
Quick On STBY
Submenu items
• Video Mode : When the power is on, the camcorder
will turn on in the video standby mode.
• Photo Mode : When the power is on, the camcorder
will turn on in the photo standby mode.
• Previous Mode : The camcorder will keep turning on
in the last mode used.
Booting Mode
Video Mode
Photo Mode
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Previous Mode
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system setting
Quick On STBY
When you are going to record frequently for an extended time, use the Quick On STBY function. In
standby mode, closing the LCD screen will commence the Quick On STBY mode to reduce energy
consumption. Once you are ready to record again, this function enables to the camcorderto come
on quickly from the power saving mode.
1. Touch the Menu (
)  Setting ( ) tab  “Quick On STBY.”
90
MIN
2. Touch a desired submenu item.
) tab
• In the standby mode, closing the LCD screen will
soon execute the Quick On STBY mode, and then the
camcorder turns off after the selected time setting.
Shutter Sound
3. To exit the menu, touch the Exit ( ) or Return (
Booting Mode
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Auto Power Off
Quick On STBY
Quick On STBY
Submenu items
• Off : In the standby mode, closing the LCD screen
turns off the camcorder.
• 5 Min : In the standby mode, closing the LCD screen
will soon execute the Quick On STBY mode, and then
the camcorder turns off after 5 minutes.
• 10 Min : In the standby mode, closing the LCD screen
will soon execute the Quick On STBY mode, and then
the camcorder turns off after 10 minutes.
• 20 Min : In the standby mode, closing the LCD screen
will soon execute the Quick On STBY mode, and then
the camcorder turns off after 20 minutes.
Off
5 Min
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10 Min
20 Min
• Turning off the camcorder after use is always recommended to reduce the energy
consumption, however, you can effectively use the Quick On STBY function for the
frequent shooting conditions in the specified time schedule.
• In the Quick On STBY mode, “Auto Power Off: 5 Min” setting is disabled.
• The mode indicator keeps blinking in the Quick On STBY mode.
• The Quick On STBY mode is not available in the following conditions:
- When the LCD screen is open.
- When a video cable (HDMI, Component/AV) or the USB cable is connected to the
camcorder.
- When operating the buttons on the camcorder.
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PC Software
If you set PC Software to On, you can simply use the PC software by connecting the USB cable
between the camcorder and your PC. You can download the stored video and photo images on the
camcorder to your PC’s hard disk. Editing video/photo files is also available using the PC software.
1. Touch the Menu (
)  Setting ( ) tab  “PC Software.”
2. Touch a desired submenu item.
3. To exit the menu, touch the Exit ( ) or Return (
) tab.
90
MIN
PC Software
USB Connect
TV Type
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Submenu items
• Off : Disables the function.
• On : The built-in editing software launches when the
camcorder is connected to the PC.
Analogue TV Out
PC Software
Off
On
• The PC Software function is not available if “USB
Connect” is set to “PictBridge.”
• To Enable the PC Software function, set “USB Connect”
to “Mass Storage,” in the system setting menu option.
• The PC Software is compatible with the Windows OS only.
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Storage Info
This function shows you the storage information of the selected storage media (memory card), such
as used and available memory space, etc.
PRECHECK!
Insert the memory card in the camcorder before viewing the storage information.
1. Touch the Menu (
)  Setting ( ) tab  “Storage Info.”
90
MIN
2. Used memory space, available memory space for use,
and the recordable time depending on the selected video
resolution appears.
3. To exit the menu, touch the Exit ( ) or Return (
) tab.
Storage Info
Format
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File No.
Time Zone
Storage Info
• Used : 120MB
• Free : 855MB
[HD]1080/50i SF
5Min
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system setting
Format
Use this function if you want to delete all files completely or to correct problems on the storage
media.
PRECHECK!
You can completely delete all files and options on the storage media, including protected files.
This enables stable speeds and operation when accessing the recording medium.
Be aware that all files and data including protected files will be erased.
1. Touch the Menu ( )  Setting ( ) tab  “Format.”
• A message appears asking about formatting the
memory card.
2. Touch “Yes.”
• The format is executed with a message.
90
MIN
Storage Info
Format
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File No.
Time Zone
90
MIN
Storage
Format
theInfo
Card?
All Files will be deleted.
Format
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File
No.
YES
NO
Time Zone
• Do not remove the recording medium or perform any other operation (such as turning
off the power) during formatting. Also, be sure to use the provided AC adapter, as the
recording medium may be corrupted if the battery becomes exhausted during formatting.
• If the recording medium becomes corrupted, format it again.
• Do not format the storage media on a PC or other device.
Make sure to format the storage media on this camcorder.
• Format the memory card in the following cases:
- before using a new memory card
- a memory card formatted/recorded on other devices
- when this camcorder cannot read the memory card
• A memory card with the protection tab set to lock will not be formatted. page 38
• If there is no storage media inserted, it can not be selected. Then it will be dimmed on the
menu.
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Beep Sound
This setting allows operations such as touching tabs and buttons on the screen to be signaled by a
beep.
1. Touch the Menu (
)  Setting ( ) tab  “Beep Sound.”
90
MIN
LCD Control
2. Touch a desired submenu item.
3. To exit, touch the Exit ( ) or Return (
menu disappears.
LCD Enhancer
) tab until the
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Auto LCD Off
Beep Sound
Submenu items
• Off : Disables the function.
• On : You will hear a beep sound when operating buttons
or tabs such as the power button or recording start/stop
button.
Beep Sound
Off
On
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The beep sound is off when recording a video.
Shutter Sound
You can turn the shutter sound on or off when pressing the PHOTO button.
1. Touch the Menu (
)  Setting ( ) tab  “Shutter Sound.”
90
MIN
2. Touch a desired submenu item.
3. To exit the menu, touch the Exit ( ) or Return (
Shutter Sound
) tab.
Booting Mode
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Auto Power Off
Quick On STBY
Submenu items
• Off : Disable the function.
• On : You will hear the shutter sound when operating
the PHOTO button.
• The shutter sound is not heard in the following conditions:
- In case of using the PHOTO button during video recording.
Shutter Sound
Off
On
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system setting
Auto Power Off
You can set your camcorder to automatically turn off if it is idle for 5 minutes without an operation.
This function will prevent unnecessary power consumption.
1. Touch the Menu (
)  Setting ( ) tab  “Auto Power Off.”
90
MIN
2. Touch a desired submenu item.
3. To exit the menu, touch the Exit ( ) or Return (
Shutter Sound
) tab.
Booting Mode
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Auto Power Off
Quick On STBY
Submenu items
• Off : Disable the function.
• 5 Min : The camcorder turns off if idle for 5 minutes
without an operation.
Auto Power Off
Off
5 Min
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• Auto Power Off does not work in the following situations:
- If the cable (HDMI, Component/AV, etc) is connected while recording or the playback.
- While the Quick On STBY function is in operation.
- While the Demo function is in operation.
- While in recording, playing (except pause), Photo slide show.
) button.
• To operate the camcorder again, press the Power (
Rec Lamp
You can turn the recording indicator on or off that lights during video or photo recording.
1. Touch the Menu ( )  Setting ( ) tab  “Rec Lamp.”
2. Touch a desired submenu item.
3. To exit the menu, touch the Exit ( ) or Return (
) tab.
• If you set “Rec Lamp” to “On,” you can easily
distinguish whether the recording is in progress by
looking at the recording indicator on your camcorder.
90
MIN
TV Connect Guide
TV Display
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REC Lamp
Default Set
REC Lamp
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Submenu items
• Off : Disables the function.
• On : The recording indicator turns on while the recording
is in progress.
Off
On
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USB Connect
You can transfer data to a PC or print photos directly by establishing the USB connection.
1. Touch the Menu ( )  Setting ( ) tab  “USB Connect.”
2. Touch a desired submenu item.
3. To exit the menu, touch the Exit ( ) or Return (
) tab.
90
MIN
PC Software
USB Connect
TV Type
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Analogue TV Out
Submenu items
• Mass Storage : Connect to a PC to transfer videos or
photos. page 127
• PictBridge : Connect to a PictBridge printer to print
photos directly (when using the PictBridge function).
page 117
USB Connect
Mass Storage
PictBridge
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Before connecting a USB cable, check whether the current USB mode is appropriate for the
function to be used.
TV Connect Guide
You can view the TV Connect Guide before you connect the camcorder to your TV set.
1. Touch the Menu (
) tab  “TV Connect Guide.”
TV Connect Guide
HDMI
2. Touch a desired submenu item.
• TV Connect Guide appears depending on the
selected submenu items.
• Refer to the TV Connect Guide when connect your
camcorder with other external devices.
3. To exit the menu, touch the Exit ( ) or Return (
) tab.
Camcorder
TV
HDMI
TV Connect Guide
Component
Camcorder
TV
Y
PB
PR
L
R
HDTV
TV Connect Guide
Component
Camcorder
TV
Audio
Component
Y
PB
PR
Camcorder
L
R
TV Connect Guide
Audio
COMPONENT IN AUDIO IN
Y
Pb Pr L
R
Camcorder
IN
DC
Signal flow
Composite
Camcorder
TV
Video
L
R
Component/AV cable
Composite
Audio
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system setting
TV Display
You can enable or disable the On Screen Display (OSD) that appears on the TV screen when
connecting your camcorder to a TV.
1. Touch the Menu (
)  Setting ( ) tab  “TV Display.”
90
MIN
2. Touch a desired submenu item.
3. To exit the menu, touch the Exit ( ) or Return (
TV Connect Guide
) tab.
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REC Lamp
Default Set
Submenu items
• Off : The OSD (On Screen Display) menus are only
shown on the LCD screen.
• On : The OSD menus are shown on the LCD screen
and the TV screen as well.
The thumbnail display, demo, and the iCHECK (
even if you set “TV Display” to “Off.”
TV Display
Off
On
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/iCHECK) screens are shown on the TV
TV Type
You need to convert the aspect ratio of the camcorder to match your TV.
PRECHECK!
Using the Component/AV Cable provided with your camcorder, connect the camcorder to your TV. page 119~123
1. Touch the Menu (
)  Setting ( ) tab  “TV Type.”
90
MIN
2. Touch a desired submenu item.
3. To exit the menu, touch the Exit ( ) or Return (
PC Software
) tab.
USB Connect
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TV Type
Analogue TV Out
Submenu items
• 16:9 : Select this to view images on a 16:9 (wide) TV.
• 4:3 : Select this to view images on a 4:3 (standard) TV.
TV Type
16:9
4:3
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• This function works only when the camcorder is connected to a TV.
• This function is not available if “Analogue TV Out: Component Auto” is set.
• TV type is automatically selected when connecting with an HDMI cable. So you don't
need to use this setting when using an HDMI cable.
Analogue TV Out
You can set the component or composite video output to match the TV you have connected.
PRECHECK!
• Using the Component/AV Cable provided with your camcorder, connect the camcorder to your TV. page 119~123
• This HD camcorder provides the two-in-one component/AV cable that fits the purpose of the component and the AV
cable. Therefore, when using the component/AV cable, you must check the right method for the TV output by setting
the “Analogue TV Out” menu.
1. Touch the Menu ( )  Setting ( ) tab  “Analogue TV Out.”
2. Touch a desired submenu item.
• Check the TV type, connection jack, and the resolution of
the recorded video before you choose the desired submenu
item.
3. To exit the menu, touch the Exit ( ) or Return (
) tab.
90
MIN
PC Software
USB Connect
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TV Type
Analogue TV Out
Submenu items
• Component Auto( ): The video signals are output in the same format as the recorded file. Use this setting only when
connecting to an HDTV.
• Component 576p( ): The recorded file is output in the 720x576P format. Use this setting only when connecting to a regular
TV which supports the progressive scan at the SD(Standard Definition) level by using the component(Y/Pb/Pr, AUDIO) jacks.
• Component 576i( ): The recorded file is output in the 720x576i format. Use this setting only when connecting to a regular
TV which only supports the SD(Standard Definition) resolution without the progressive scan by using the component(Y/Pb/Pr,
AUDIO) jacks.
• Composite( ): The composite video signals are output via the Component/AV cable (green). Use this setting only when
connecting to a regular TV that has no component video jacks.
• The Analogue TV Out indicator is displayed only when the camcorder is connected to a TV.
• For details on TV specification, refer to the user manual of the connected TV.
• Although the “Analogue TV Out” is set to “Component 576p,” the component video signal
is output as interlaced format if the resolution is set to [HD]1080/50i.
Default Set
You can restore all menu settings to the default conditions.
1. Touch the Menu ( )  Setting ( ) tab  “Default Set.”
• A message appears asking for your confirmation.
2. Touch "Yes" if you want all the settings return to the
default.
• The Time Zone screen appears after all settings return
to the default.
90
MIN
TV Connect Guide
TV Display
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Default Set
90
MIN
3. Set the date and time again. page 35
• Do not turn off the power while using this function.
• Initializing the HD camcorder settings to factory defaults
does not affect recorded images.
REC Lamp
TV Connect
Default
Set? Guide
All settings return to default.
TV Display
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REC
YESLamp
Default Set
NO
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advanced operation: system setting
Demo
Demo mode automatically shows you the major functions that are included with your camcorder so
that you may use them more easily.
1. Touch the Menu (
)  Setting ( ) tab  “Demo”  “On.”
• If you don't want this function, touch “Off.”
2. To exit the menu, touch the Exit ( ) or Return (
• The Demo function starts on the LCD screen.
90
MIN
Language
) tab.
Demo
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Submenu items
• Off : Disable the function.
• On: Enables the Demo function.
Using the Demo function
• The Demo mode is cancelled in the following cases:
- If the LCD screen is touched.
- If any button is operated (Recording start/stop, Q.MENU, Display
(
)/iCHECK, EASY Q, MODE, PHOTO, etc.) However, the
camcorder will enter the Demo mode automatically after 5 minutes
in STBY mode if it is idle for 5 minutes without an operation. If you
don’t want the Demo function starts, set “Demo” to “Off”.
Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)
Demo
Off
On
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HMX-R10
• The Demo function does not operate in the following cases:
- If “Auto Power Off” is set to “5 Min”(uses the battery as main
power), the Auto Power Off function will operate prior to Demo.
1080i FULL HD Video
9.0 Megapixel Photo
Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)
This camcorder supports Anynet+. Anynet+ is an AV network system that enables you to control all
connected Samsung AV devices with an Anynet+ supported Samsung TV remote control.
1. Touch the Menu ( )  Setting ( ) tab  “Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC).”
2. Touch a desired submenu item.
3. To exit the menu, touch the Exit ( ) or Return (
) tab.
• When the camcorder is connected to the Anynet+ supported TV,
you can operate some functions of the camcorder using the TV’s
remote control.
90
MIN
Language
Demo
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Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)
Submenu items
• Off: Disable the function.
Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)
• On: The Anynet+ function is enabled.
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• When you turn on the camcorder that is connected to an
Anynet+ supporting TV with an HDMI cable, the TV (Anynet+
supported) is automatically turned on. If you do not want to use
this Anynet+ function, set the “Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)” to “Off.”
• For details on the Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) function, refer to the
user manual of Samsung’s Anynet+ supported TV.
Off
On
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editing video clips
DELETING A SECTION OF A VIDEO
You can delete a scene partially. As this function edits the original file, make sure to back up important
recordings separately.
PRECHECK!
• This function works in Video play mode only.
• Touch the Play(
)  HD( HD ) or SD( SD ) tab on the LCD screen. page 50
1. Touch the Menu (
) tab  “Edit”  “Partial Delete.”
160
MIN
2. Touch a desired video to edit.
• The selected video is displayed in pause mode.
3. Search the start point of deletion by using playback
control tabs, and touch the Selection ( ) tab at the
starting point.
• Playback control tabs:
/ / / / /
• “ ” mark appears at the start point.
4. Touch playback control tabs to search the end point of
deletion, and touch the Selection ( ) tab at the end
point.
• “ ” mark appears at the end point.
5. Touch Partial Deleting ( ) tab.
• A message appears asking for your confirmation.
6. Touch “Yes.”
• The selected part of the video is deleted.
Protect
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Cont. Capture
File Info
Edit
Partial Delete
Divide
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Combine
00:00:20 / 00:30:00
100-0001
160
MIN
Partial
Delete
Memory full!
• The deleted part of the original file cannot be recovered.
• Do not eject a memory card or power off while editing a video recorded on the memory
card. Doing so may damage the storage media or data.
• You can not delete files that are protected. Cancell the protect function to delete the file. page 114
• If you want to cancell the partial delete or to edit from the beginning, touch the Return ( ) tab.
• The Partial Delete function is not available in the following conditions:
- If the duration of the section to delete is less than 3 seconds.
- If the duration of the remaining section (after deleting the section) ends up being less than 3
seconds.
- If the video file is recorded in the Time Lapse REC mode.
- If the remaining section of the memory space is less than 4MB.
- Videos recorded or edited by other devices.
- Videos transferred to this camcorder by using Samsung Intelli-studio.
• When the partial delete is performed, the same video in playlist is also partially deleted.
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editing video clips
DIVIDING A VIDEO
You can divide a video into two, and easily delete a section you no longer need. As this function
edits the original file, make sure to back up important recordings separately.
PRECHECK!
• This function works in Video play mode only.
• Touch the Play(
) HD( HD ) or SD( SD ) tab on the LCD screen.  page 50
1. Touch the Menu (
) tab  “Edit”  “Divide.”
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MIN
2. Touch a desired video to edit.
• The selected video is displayed as paused.
3. Search the point of division by touching playback control
tabs.
/ / / / /
• Playback control tabs:
4. Touch the pause ( ) tab at the point of division, then
touch the Cutting ( ) tab.
• A message appears asking for your confirmation.
5. Touch “Yes.”
• The selected video is divided into two video clips.
• The second clip of the divided video is displayed as
the last thumbnail.
• After the division, you can partially delete a
unnecessary section or combine with other videos.
Protect
Edit
2/2
Cont. Capture
File Info
Edit
Partial Delete
Divide
1/1
Combine
00:00:20 / 00:30:00
100-0001
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MIN
Divide
Memory full!
Do not eject a memory card or power off while editing a video recorded on the memory card.
Doing so may damage the storage media or data.
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• You can not delete files that are protected ( ) indicator is written on. Cancell the protect
function first. page 114
• The divided video may drift before or after the division point by approx. 0.5 seconds.
• The Divide function is not available in the following conditions:
- If the total recorded time of the video is less than 6 seconds.
- If you trying to divide sections without leaving 3 seconds at the beginning and the end.
- If the video file is recorded in the Time Lapse REC mode.
- If the remaining section of the memory space is less than 8MB.
- Videos recorded or edited by other devices.
- Videos transferred to this camcorder by using Samsung Intelli-studio.
• The division function does not work if available space on the storage is insufficient. Delete
unnecessary videos.
• When the video is divided into two, only the first video clip is stored in the playlist again.
• Photos cannot be divided.
COMBINING VIDEOS
You can combine up to 5 different videos into one. As this function edits the original file, make sure
to back up important recordings separately.
PRECHECK!
• This function works in Video play mode only.
• Touch the Play(
) HD( HD ) or SD( SD ) tab on the LCD screen.  page 50
1. Touch the Menu (
) tab  “Edit”  “Combine.”
2. Touch video thumbnails to be combined.
• The ( ) indicator and the order number are displayed
on the selected videos. Touching the video thumbnail
toggles the image between being selected ( ) or not
selected.
• The ( ) indicator does not appear if there is a
different resolution between selected videos files.
3. Touch OK ( OK ) tab.
• A message appears asking for your confirmation.
4. Touch “Yes.”
• The selected video files are combined in the chosen
order and stored as one video.
• The thumbnail of the first movie image will appear in
the combined movie image.
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MIN
Protect
Edit
2/2
Cont. Capture
File Info
Edit
Partial Delete
Divide
Combine
1/1
160
MIN
Combine
1
1/1
100MB
OK
Do not eject a memory card or power off while editing a video recorded on the memory card.
Doing so may damage the storage media or data.
• You can not delete files with the protect ( ) indicator is written on. Cancell the protect
function first. page 114
• The original video will not be preserved.
• Photos cannot be combined.
• The combine function is not available in the following conditions:
- Videos in different resolution formats (Videos recorded at “Resolution:[HD]1080/50i”
and “Resolution:[HD]720/50p”) cannot be combined.
- The file size of the combined videos cannot exceed 3.8 GB.
- The video file recorded in the Time Lapse REC mode cannot be edited.
- If the remaining section of the memory space is less than 4MB, the files cannot be
combined.
- Videos recorded or edited by other devices.
- Videos transferred to this camcorder by using Samsung Intelli-studio.
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editing the playlist
PLAYLIST
What’s a “Playlist?”
• You can create a playlist on the same memory card by gathering your favourite
scenes from the recorded videos. Adding or deleting videos from a playlist does not
affect the original video images.
Example: You have recorded a few scenes on a memory card. You want to save
the original recording, but you also want to create a digest by putting your favorite
scenes together. In this case, you can create a playlist by selecting your favorite
scenes, leaving the original recording as it is.
Recorded Videos
12/JAN/2009
30/JAN/2009
Video clip 1
Video clip 2
Video clip 3
Video clip 4
Video clip 5
Video clip 6
Video clip 7
10:00
10:30
11:30
14:00
16:10
18:20
20:00
Playlist
• The maximum number of playlists on the storage media: One playlist can be created per
each resolution set, “HD (High definition” and “SD (Standard Definition).”
• The maximum number of videos on the playlist: 99 videos
• If original videos are deleted, scenes on the playlist created with these videos are also
deleted.
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CREATING THE PLAYLIST
You can create a playlist by gathering your desired videos from the recorded video.
PRECHECK!
• This function works in Video play mode only.
• Touch the Play (
) tab on the LCD screen to select the playback mode. page 33
1. Touch the Menu ( ) tab  “Playlist.”
• The menu window appears for selecting the video
resolution.
2. Touch “HD” or “SD.”
• The thumbnail display appears according to the
selected resolution.
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MIN
Play Option
Highlight
1/
Delete
3. Touch the Menu ( ) tab, then touch “Add.”
• Video thumbnails corresponding to the selected video
quality appear on the screen.
4. Touch the desired video to be added to the playlist.
• The ( ) indicator is displayed on the selected video.
Touching the video toggles the image between being
selected ( ) and not selected.
Playlist
HD
SD
1/1
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MIN
Add
5. Touch OK ( OK ) tab.
• A message appears asking for your confirmation.
6. Touch “Yes.”
• The playlist is created.
• You can play the playlist in the same manner as you
play a video.
Playlist
Arrange
1/1
Delete
Add
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MIN
1/1
OK
While editing the playlist, do not eject the memory card or power off the camcorder. Doing
so may damage the storage media or data.
If available space on the storage is insufficient, you can not create or add a playlist. Delete
unnecessary videos.
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editing the playlist
ARRANGING VIDEOS IN THE PLAYLIST
You can change the order of videos on the playlist.
PRECHECK!
• This function works in Video play mode only.
• Touch the Play (
) tab on the LCD screen to select the playback mode. page 33
1. Touch the Menu (
) tab  “Playlist.”
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MIN
2. Touch “HD” or “SD.”
• Video thumbnails corresponding to the selected video
quality appear on the screen.
Play Option
Highlight
1/2
Delete
3. Touch the Menu ( ) tab, then touch “Arrange.”
• The playlist appears.
4. Touch the video you want to move.
• The ( ) indicator and the selection bar appear on
the selected video. Touching the video toggles the
image between being selected ( ) and not selected.
Playlist
HD
SD
1/1
5. Touch the previous ( )/ next ( ) tab to move the bar
to the position you want, then touch OK ( OK ) tab.
• A message appears asking for your confirmation.
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MIN
Add
6. Touch “Yes.”
• The video moves to the selected position.
Playlist
Arrange
1/1
Delete
Arrange
160
MIN
1/1
OK
While editing the playlist, do not eject the memory card or power off the camcorder. Doing
so may damage the storage media or data.
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DELETING VIDEOS FROM THE PLAYLIST
You can delete undesired videos from the plalylist.
PRECHECK!
• This function works in Video play mode only.
• Touch the Play (
) tab on the LCD screen to select the playback mode. page 33
1. Touch the Menu (
) tab  “Playlist.”
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MIN
2. Touch “HD” or “SD.”
• Video thumbnails corresponding to the selected video
quality appear on the screen.
Play Option
Highlight
1/2
Delete
3. Touch the Menu ( ) tab, then touch “Delete.”
• The playlist appears.
4. Touch the video you want to delete.
• The ( ) icon and the selection bar appear on the
selected video. Touching the video toggles the image
between being selected ( ) and not selected.
Playlist
Playlist
HD
SD
1/1
5. Touch OK ( OK ) tab.
• A message appears asking for your confirmation.
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MIN
6. Touch “Yes.”
• The selected videos are deleted from the playlist.
Add
Arrange
1/1
Delete
Delete
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MIN
2/2
OK
While editing the playlist, do not eject the memory card or power off the camcorder. Doing
so may damage the storage media or data.
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file management
PROTECTION FROM ACCIDENTAL ERASURE
You can protect important recordings from accidental erasure. The protected videos and photos are
not deleted unless they are formatted or the protection is cancelled.
PRECHECK!
Touch the Play (
) tab on the LCD screen to select the playback mode. page 33
1. Touch the Play( )  HD( HD ), SD( SD ) or Photo (
tab.
• Videos or photos appear as thumbnails.
2. Touch the Menu (
) tab  “Protect.”
)
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MIN
Protect
Edit
2/2
File Info
3. Touch a desired submenu item.
4. The corresponding message to the selected option
appears. Touch “Yes.”
• The protection is set to on or off.
• The ( ) indicator appears on the protected file.
Cont. Capture
Protect
Select Files
All On
All Off
1/1
Submenu items
• “Select Files”: Protects individual images.
Touch images to protect from erasure.
The ( ) indicator is displayed on the selected images.
Touching the thumbnail image toggles the image
between being selected ( ) or not selected. Touch
OK ( OK ) tab.
• “All On”: Protects all images.
• “All Off”: Releases the protected images all at once.
Protect
160
MIN
2/2
OK
• You can also operate this function in the full and single image display mode.
• If the write protection tab on the memory card is set to lock, you cannot set this function.
page 38
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DELETING FILES
You can erase your recordings one by one, or at once.
PRECHECK!
Touch the Play(
) tab on the LCD screen to select the playback mode. page 33
1. Touch the Play( )  HD( HD ), SD( SD ) or Photo (
tab.
• Videos or photos appear as thumbnails.
2. Touch the Menu (
) tab  “Delete.”
)
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MIN
Play Option
Highlight
1/2
Playlist
Delete
3. Touch a desired submenu item.
4. The corresponding message to the selected option
Delete
appears. Touch “Yes.”
• The selected image is deleted.
Submenu items
• “Select Files”: Deletes individual images.
Touch images you want to delete.
The ( ) indicator is displayed on the selected images.
Touching the thumbnail image toggles the image
between being selected ( ) or not selected. Touch
OK ( OK ) tab.
• “All Files”: Deletes all images.
Select Files
All Files
1/1
Delete
160
MIN
2/2
OK
• Deleted images cannot be recovered.
• Do not eject a memory card or power off while deleting videos recorded on the memory
card. Doing so may damage the storage media or data.
• To protect important images from accidental erasure, activate the image protection
function in advance. page 114
• You can not delete protected files. Cancell the protect function first.
• If the write protection tab on the memory card is set to lock, you cannot delete the
images. page 38
• You can also format the storage media to delete all images at once.
• You can also operate this function in the full and single image display mode.
• The delete function does not work if battery charge is insufficient. It is recommended to
use AC power to continue power supply during the deletion. page 27
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printing photos
DPOF PRINTING SETTING
On your memory card, you can write the print-out information including the number of copies to print.
The saved information is used when you connect your camcorder with a DPOF-compatible printer.
PRECHECK!
• Insert the memory card in your camcorder.
• This function works in Photo play mode only.
• Touch the Play (
) tab on the LCD screen to select the playback mode. page 33
1. Touch the Photo ( ) tab.
• The photo thumbnails are displayed.
2. Touch the Menu (
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MIN
Print Mark (DPOF)
) tab  “Print Mark (DPOF).”
3. You can choose the following submenu options:
• Select Files: Print-marks individual images. The print
marks indicator is displayed on the selected images.
Touching the thumbnail image toggles the image
between being selected or not selected.
Touch the ( ) tab.
• Set All: Print-marks all images.
• Reset All: Removes all the print-marks.
File Info
2/2
Print Mark (DPOF)
Select Files
Set All
OK
4. The corresponding message appears to the selected
option. Touch “Yes.”
• The print mark is selected or removed.
• The ( 1) indicator appears on the print-marked
photos.
Reset All
1/1
160
MIN
Print Mark (DPOF)
1
1
10 / 10
OK
Understanding DPOF
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) allows you to set which still images on the memory
card are to be printed, together with information on the number of copies to be printed.
Tip
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In single display mode, you can set the number of prints by using the decrease (
) or
increase ( ) tab.
) tab  "Print Mark(DPOF)"  decrease (
) or increase ( ) tab.
- Touch the Menu (
- Up to 99 copies can be set to print of each image.
• When you select the “Set All” option, the number of copies to be printed is set to 1.
• Selecting the “Set All” or “Reset All” options may take a long time depending on the
number of the selected copies.
DIRECT PRINTING WITH A PICTBRIDGE PRINTER
You can print photos directly by connecting this camcorder to a PictBridge printer (sold separately)
and a USB cable.
1. Touch the Menu (
)  Setting (
Connect”  “PictBridge.”
) tab  “USB
90
MIN
PC Software
2. Use a USB cable to connect your camcorder to the
printer.
3. Turn your printer power on.
• The photo thumbnails appear.
4. Touch the photos to print, then touch the Print ( ) tab.
• The selected photo will be printed.
USB Connect
/
TV Type
Analogue TV Out
USB Connect
Mass Storage
PictBridge
1/1
Printer
(Compatible with PictBridge)
100-0070
70/70
160
MIN
1
IN
DC
Camcorder
Memory full!
To set the number of prints
Touch the decrease ( )/increase (
• The number of copies is set.
) tab to set the number of copies to print.
To cancell the print setting
Touch the Return ( ) tab on the LCD screen.
To stop printing after printing starts
Touch “Cancell” on the screen.
• If the camcorder is connected to a printer while “USB Connect” is set to “Mass
Storage,” the message “Fail USB Connecting Change “USB Connect” appears. Set
the “USB Connect” to the “PictBridge” then connect the USB cable again.
• Use the supplied USB cable.
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printing photos
To set the date/time imprint
1. In the printer mode, touch the Menu ( ) tab.
• The print options appear on the screen.
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70/70
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MIN
1
2. Touch the “Date/Time.”
Memory full!
3. Touch a desired submenu item.
• The selected date and time display option is set.
4. To exit the menu, touch the Exit ( ) or Return ( )
tab.
• The selected date and time will be printed on
the photos.
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MIN
Date/Time
1/1
• The date/time imprint option may not be supported by all
printers. Check with your printer manufacturer. The “Date/
Time” menu cannot be setup if the printer does not support
this option.
• PictBridge™ is a registered trademark of CIPA (Camera
& Imaging Products Association), an image transfer
standard developed by Canon, Fuji, HP, Olympus, Seiko
Epson, and Sony.
• Use the AC power adaptor for your camcorder during
PictBridge direct printing. Turning the camcorder off
during printing might damage data on the storage media.
• Video images cannot be printed.
• Photos recorded on other devices cannot be printed.
• Various printing options are available depending on the
printer. Refer to the printer's user manual for details.
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Date/Time Display
Off
Date
1/1
Time
Date & Time
connecting to a TV
TO CONNECT TO A HIGH DEFINITION TV
You can enjoy High Definition (HD) quality videos, recorded in “1920x1080” or “1280x720” resolution using
an HDTV. The connection methods and quality of the image viewed on the TV screen differ depending on
what type of TV is connected , and the connectors used. To playback the high quality videos from your
camcorder, check if your TV set supports the “1920x1080i” resolution.
This HD camcorder supports both HDMI and component output to deliver high-definition video transfer.
PRECHECK!
• Select the HDMI or the component jack on your TV. For more information about the connectors
and the connection methods, refer to the TV user manual.
• This HD camcorder provides a two-in-one component/AV cable that functions as an component
and AV cable. Therefore, when using the component/AV cable, you must check the right
method for the TV output by setting the “Analogue TV Out” menu. page 105
Understanding the HDMI cable:
HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for
transmitting uncompressed digital data.
What is Anynet+ function?
You can use the same remote control for devices that support the Anynet + function.
You can use the Anynet + function if the camcorder is connected with an HDMI cable to
an Anynet+ supported TV. For more information, refer to the Anynet+ support TV’s user
manual.
Type A: Using an HDMI cable
Camcorder
HDTV
HDMI IN
IN
DC
Signal flow
MINI HDMI
Cable (Optional)
Type A: Using a MINI HDMI cable
1. Turn on the camcorder and connect a Mini HDMI cable with the HDMI jack on TV.
• When connecting via HDMI, the connected device may not be recognised if the
camcorder is turned off.
2. Turn on the TV and set the input selector to the Input connection your camcorder is
connected to. Refer to the TV instruction manual for how to switch the TV output.
COMPONENT IN AUDIO IN
Y
Pb Pr L
R
IN
DC
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connecting to a TV
Type B: Using a Component/AV cable
Camcorder
HDTV
COMPONENT IN AUDIO IN
Y
Pb Pr L
R
IN
DC
Signal flow
Component/
AV cable
Type B: Using a Component/AV cable
1. Connect the provided component/AV cable to the Component jack, “Y-Pb-Pr (Video)
and L-R (Audio)” on your TV
• After the connection is complete, set “Analogue TV Out” to “Component.”
page 105
2. Turn on the TV and set the input selector to the Input connection your camcorder is
connected to. Refer to the TV instruction manual for how to switch the TV output.
If the Pr, Pb, or Y jack is not connected correctly, the TV screen may appears red or blue.
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• When connecting to TV using the component/AV cable, match the colours between the
cables and the corresponding jacks.
• Videos recorded using the HD camcorder will playback on an HDTV in the original
resolution you set in the camcorder. Videos recorded in SD quality cannot playback
on HDTV in the HD quality. For example, videos recorded in HD quality (resolution of
“[HD]1080/50i,” “[HD]1080/25p” or “[HD]720/50p”) playback in HD quality while the
videos recorded in SD quality (resolution of “[SD]576/50p” or “[SD]Web & Mobile”)
playback in the SD quality.
• This camcorder is provided with the “TV Connect Guide” menu function. If you try to
connect the camcorder to a TV (without using the user manual), use the “TV Connect
Guide” menu function. page 103
• You must use the provided component/AV cable. Do not use cables from other
manufacturers
• This camcorder supports the Mini HDMI cable (C to A) only.
• The HDMI jack on the camcorder is provided for the output usage only.
• If the Anynet+ supported TV is connected with the camcorder, turning on the camcorder
may turn the TV's TV power on. (Anynet+ function) If you don’t want this function, set
“Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)” to “Off.” page 106
• Use only the HDMI 1.3 cable when connecting to the HDMI jack of this camcorder. If the
camcorder is connected with other HDMI cables, the screen display may not work.
CONNECTING TO A REGULAR TV
You can enjoy images recorded with your HD camcorder on a regular TV that supports
standard definition. Images recorded with SD (standard definition) image quality (i.e.
resolution of “[HD]1080/50p,” “[HD]1080/25p,”or “[HD]720/50p”) are played back
with SD (standard defintion) image quality.
The connection methods and quality of the image viewed on the TV screen differ
depending on what type of TV is connected , and the connectors used. This HD
camcorder supports both component and composite output for standarddefinition
video transfer.
PRECHECK!
• Check your TV connection jack and select the connection method depending on
the component or the composite jack. For more information about the connection
jack and the method, refer to the TV user manual.
• This HD camcorder provides the two-in-one component/AV cable that fits
the purpose of the component and the AV cable. Therefore, when using the
component/AV cable, you must check the right method for the TV output by
setting the “Analogue TV Out” menu. page 109
Type A: Connecting a Component/AV cable for the component output.
Camcorder
Normal TV
COMPONENT IN AUDIO IN
Y
Pb
Pr
L
R
IN
DC
Signal flow
Component/
AV cable
Type A: Connecting a Component/AV cable for the component output
1. Connect the provided component/AV cable to the component jack, “Y-Pb-Pr (Video)
and L-R (Audio)” on your TV.
• After the connection is complete, set “Analogue TV Out” to “Component.”
page 105
S-VIDEO IN
VIDEO IN AUDIO IN
L
R
2. Turn on the TV and set the input selector to the Input connection your camcorder is
IN
DC
connected to. Refer to the TV instruction manual for how to switch the TV output.
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COMPONENT IN AUDIO IN
Y
Pb
Pr
L
R
IN
DC
connecting to a TV
Type B: Connecting a Component/AV cable for the composite output.
Nornal TV
S-VIDEO IN
Camcorder
IN
DC
VIDEO IN AUDIO IN
L
R
Signal flow
Component/AV cable
Type B: Connecting a Component/AV cable for the composite output
1. Connect the provided component/AV cable to the Composite jack, “Video and L-R
(Audio)” on TV. Use the Green plug with the yellow label to connect to the Video
input on your TV.
• After the connection is complete, check the desired TV out method by setting
“Analogue TV Out” to “Composite.” page 105
2. Turn on the TV and set the input selector to the Input connection your camcorder is
connected to.
• This is often referred to as “line.”
• Refer to the TV instruction manual for how to switch the TV input.
If the Pr, Pb, or Y jack receives the wrong direction from the connected cable, the TV screen
appears in red or turn out to be blue screen.
• Check the connection status between the HD camcorder and TV, the TV screen may not
deliver the right video information if connected in a wrong way.
• When the camcorder is connected to TV with more than one cable, the output signal is
followed in the order of priority:
HDMI  Component/AV output.
• Do not use excessive force when connecting the cables.
• For more information about the TV connection jack and the connecting method, refer to
the TV user manual.
• Following method Type B above, the Green plug may not match the Video input on your
TV due to the VIDEO input being labelled differently. Sometimes the TV set has a “Y” input
jack instead of “VIDEO.”
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VIEWING ON A TV SCREEN
You can enjoy the enjoy widescreen videos on a HDTV (or the normal TV) after recording videos
using the HD camcorder.
1. You will find the video, being playback on TV if the connection status is set
correct. page 119-122
• The TV jacks are connected with the right cables?
• If the component/AV cable is used, “Analogue TV Out” is set correctly?
• Input source list is correctly set to view the playback from the camcorder?
2. Select the playback mode on your camcorder and start playback videos.
• Use the same methods for the operation modes including the playback.
• This HD camcorder supports the Anynet+ function, therefore, you can
use the same remote control for both devices if connected with HDMI
cable to the Anynet+ support TV. page 112.
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• Adjust the volume at the moderate level. If the volume is too high, the video information may include the noise.
• If the “TV Display” is set “Off,” TV screen does not include the OSD (On Screen Display) menus. page 104
• This camcorder does not support the audio output signal when the camcorder is connected with TV in the
video or photo record mode. The audio output signal is supported as long as the camcorder is connected in
the video playback mode. This is not an error.
Playback on a TV
• Images recorded on this camcorder are variously viewed depending on the aspect ratio of the connected
TV and TV type setting on this camcorder. Set the appropriate screen ratio according to your TV.
Recording ratio
Images recorded in a 16:9
ratio
• Video Image
• Photo capture images
• Photo Image
Images recorded in 4:3
ratio
• Video Image
• Photo images
• Photo capture images
Images in the Slow Motion
mode
TV Type setting
Wide (16:9) TV
4:3 TV
16:9
4:3
16:9
4:3
16:9
4:3
• Refer to page 104 for “TV Type” setting.
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dubbing videos
DUBBING TO VCR OR DVD/HDD RECORDERS
You can dub images played back on you camcorder to other recording devices, such as VCRs or DVD/HDD
recorders. This is a convenient way of distributing the dubbed media. Connect the device as the following way.
Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet using the supplied AC power adaptor for this operation. Refer to the
instruction manuals supplied with the devices to be connected.
PRECHECK!
Since dubbing is performed via analogue data transfer (composite connection), use the supplied
component/AV cable.
VCR or DVD/HDD recorder
Camcorder
S-VIDEO IN
VIDEO IN AUDIO IN
L
R
IN
DC
Signal flow
Component/AV cable
1. Turn on your camcorder, and touch the play(
2.
3.
4.
5.
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) tab.
• Set “TV Type” according to the display device  page 104
• Touch the Menu( )  Setting ( )tab  “Analogue TV Out”  “Composite.”  page 105
Insert the recording media in the recording device.
• If your recording device has an input selector, set it to the input mode.
Connect your camcorder to the recording device (VCR or DVD/HDD recorder) with the supplied
component/AV cable (composite connection).
• Connect your camcorder to the input jacks of the recording device.
Start the playback on your camcorder, and record it on the recording device.
• Refer to the instruction manuals supplied with your recording device for details.
When dubbing is finished, stop the recording device, and then your camcorder.
• Refer to the instruction manuals supplied with your recording device for details.
• Videos recorded on this camcorder can be dubbed by connecting with the supplied
component/AV cable. All the recorded videos will be dubbed with SD (standard
definition) image quality, regardless of the recording resolution (HD/SD).
• You cannot dub to recorder with an HDMI cable.
• To copy a video recorded with HD (high definition) image quality, use the built-in software
of your camcorder, and copy the images in the computer.
• Since dubbing is performed via analogue data transfer, the image quality may deteriorate.
• To hide the screen indicators (such as a counter, etc.) on the screen of the monitor device
connected, set “TV Display: Off.”  page 104
• To record the date/time, display it on the screen.  page 92
• When you are connecting your camcorder to a monaural device, connect the green plug
of the component/AV cable to the video input jack, and the red (right channel) or the white
(left channel) plug to the audio input jack on the device.
using with a Windows computer
CHECKING YOUR COMPUTER TYPE
This chapter explains how to connect the camcorder to a computer using the USB cable.
Read this chapter carefully and be free from your burden of handling two devices at the same time.
Check your computer type before using!!!
To view your recordings on a computer, you need to check your computer type first.
And then, take the steps below according to your computer type.
Using with Windows
Connect your camcorder to the
computer using the USB cable.
• The built-in editing software,
Intelli-studio runs on the
PC automatically once the
camcorder is connected to
Windows computer. (When
you specify “PC Software:
On”).  page 99
Play back or edit your recordings
on the computer using the built-in
studio, Intelli-studio application.
 page 129
Using with
Macintosh
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• The built-in
software on
your camcorder,
‘Intelli-studio’ is
not Macintosh
compliant.
You can also upload your
recordings to YouTube or other
web site using the Intelli-studio.
 page 130
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WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH A WINDOWS COMPUTER
You can enjoy the following operations by connecting your camcorder to your Windows
computer by using a USB cable.
Main Functions
• By using the built-in editing software, ‘Intelli-studio’ on your camcorder, you can
enjoy the following operations.
- Playing back recorded videos or photos. page 129
- Editing recorded videos or photos. page 129
- Uploading the recorded videos and photos to YouTube or Flickr, etc.
page 130
• You can transfer or copy the files (videos and photos) saved on the storage media
into your computer. (the mass storage function) page 133
System Requirements
The following requirements must be satisfied to use built-in editing software (Intelli-studio):
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Items
Requirement
OS
Microsoft Windows XP SP2, or Vista
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 Dual-Core
2.6GHz above recommended)
RAM
1 GB and above recommended
Video Card
nVIDIA Geforce 7600GT or higher Ati X1600 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
• System requirements mentioned above are recommendations. Even on a system that
satisfies the requirements, operations may not be ensured depending on the system.
• On a slower computer than recommended, video playback may skip frames or operate
unexpectedly.
• When the version of DirectX on your computer is lower than 9.0c, install the programme
with the version of 9.0c or higher.
• It is recommended to transfer the recorded videos to a PC before playing back or editing
the videos.
• Using with a laptop requires higher system requirements than those of desktop PC.
USING THE Intelli-studio PROGRAMME
Using the Intelli-studio programme built-in your camcorder, you can transfer video/
photo files onto your PC and edit them on your computer. The Intelli-studio offers the
most convenient way for you to manage the video/photo files by using the simple USB
cable connection between the camcorder and your PC.
Step 1. Connecting the USB cable
1. Set the “USB Connect: Mass Storage” and “PC Software: On.”
PC Software
• You will find the default menu settings are set as the above.
Off
2. Connect the camcorder and the PC with the USB cable.
• A new file saving screen appears with the Intelli-studio main
window.
• According to your computer type, the corresponding
removable disk window appears.
On
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3. Click “Yes,” the uploading procedure will start. Click “Yes” to
confirm.
• If you do not want to save a new file, select “No.”
To disconnect the USB cable
After completing the data transfer, make sure to disconnect
the cable in the following way:
1. Click the “Safely Remove Hardware icon” icon on the taskbar.
2. Select “USB Mass Storage Device,” and then click “Stop.”
3. If the “Stop a Hardware device” window appears, click “OK.”
4. Disconnect the USB cable from the camcorder and PC.
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Use the provided USB cable. (Supplied by Samsung)
Don’t apply excessive force when inserting or extracting the USB cable into/from a USB jack.
Insert a USB after checking the direction of its insertion is correct.
We recommend using the AC power adaptor as the power supply instead of the battery pack.
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, the data
transmission will stop and the data may be damaged.
• If you connect the USB cable to a PC via a USB HUB or simultaneously connect the USB cable
along with other USB devices, the camcorder may not work properly. If this occurs, remove all USB
devices from the PC and reconnect the camcorder.
• According to your computer type, the Intelli-studio programme may not automatically run. In this
case, open the desired CD-ROM drive that has the Intelli-studio programme in My Computer and
run iStudio.exe.
• When an USB cable is connected, according to the application programme (e.g. EmoDio) installed
on your computer, the corresponding programme may start first of all.
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Step 2. About the Intelli-studio main window
• When the Intelli-studio starts up, thumbnails of videos and photos are display in the
main window.
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1 Menu items
2 Selects the Desktop or Favorite on the PC.
3 Slide show of the photo files from the
PC.
Playback of the video files from the PC.
4 Switches to Library of the PC and
connected camcorder.
5 Switches to Edit mode.
6 Switches to Share mode.
7 Changes the size of thumbnails.
Displays all files (videos and photos)/
Displays video files only.
Displays photo files only.
Sorts the files.
8 Imports folders from PC.
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9 Selects the connected camcorder or
storage.
10Saves new files to PC.
11Slide show of the photo files from the
connected camcorder.
Playback of the video files from the
connected camcorder.
12Saves the selected file to PC.
13 Moves the file selected in the PC to
the Edit mode.
Moves the file(s) selected in the PC to
the Share mode.
14Moves the file(s) selected in the
connected camcorder to the Share
mode.
Step 3. Playing back the videos (or photos)
• You can play back the recordings
conveniently using the Intelli-studio
application.
1. Run the Intelli-studio programme. page 127
2. Click the desired folder to display your
recordings.
• Video (or photo) thumbnails appear
on the screen, according the
selected source.
3. Select the video (or photo) that you want
to play, and then double click to play
back.
• Playback starts and playback
controls appear.
The following is the file format supportable in Intelli-studio:
- Video formats: MP4 (Video: H.264, Audio: AAC), WMV (WMV 7/8/9)
- Photo formats: JPG, GIF, BMP, PNG, TIFF
Step 4. Editing the videos (or photos)
With Intelli-studio, you can edit the videos
or photos in various ways.
• Select the video (or photo) that you
want to edit, and then click the “EDIT”
icon.
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Step 5. Sharing the video/photo images online
Share your contents with the world, by uploading photos and videos directly to a web
site with one click.
1. Click “SHARE” on the browser.
2. Move the video or photo (drag and drop) to the sharing window for upload.
• The selected file appears on the sharing window.
3. Click the website you would like to upload files.
• You can choose “YouTube,” “Fickr,” or the specified website you want to set for
your uploading management.
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4. Click “Upload to Share Site” to start uploading.
• A pop up window appears asking your ID and the 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.
For more information about Intelli-studio use, see the Help Guide by clicking “Menu”  “Help.”
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Installing Intelli-studio application on the Windows computer
• When the Intelli-studio application is installed on a Windows computer, it will
run faster after connecting the camcorder to your computer. Moreover, the
application can be updated automatically and run directly in the Windows
computer.
• The Intelli-studio application can be installed on a Windows computer as follows:
Click the “Menu”  “Install Intelli-studio on PC.” on the Intelli-studio screen.
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USING AS A REMOVABLE STORAGE DEVICE
You can transfer or copy recorded data to a Windows computer by connecting the
USB cable to the camcorder.
Step 1. Viewing the contents of storage media
1. Check out the “USB Connect: Mass Storage”
setting. page 103
2. Check out the “PC Software: Off” setting
 page 99
3. Check out the storage media.
(If you want to record on a memory card, insert
the memory card.)
4. Connect the camcorder to the PC with the USB
cable. page 127
• The “Removable Disk” or “Samsung” window
appears on the PC’s screen after a moment.
• The removable disk appears when connecting
a USB.
• Select “Open folders to view files using
Windows Explorer” and click “OK.”
5. The folders in the storage media appear.
• Different file types are stored in different
folders.
VIDEO
Photos
Videos
Setting data (DPOF, PLAYLIST, etc.)
• If the “Removable Disk” window does not appear, confirm the connection (page 133) or
perform steps 1 and 2 again.
• When the removable disk does not appear automatically, open the removable disk folder
of My Computer.
• If the connected camcorder’s disk drive does not open or the context menu that appears
when right clicking your Mouse (open or browse) appears broken, your computer is
suspected to be infected by Autorun virus. It is recommended to update the anti-virus
software for its latest version.
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Structure of folders and files on the storage media
• The folder and file structure for storage media is as follows:
• The file naming follows DCF (Design rule for Camera File System).
Video file (H.264)
• The HD-quality videos have HDV_####.
MP4 format.
• The SD-quality videos have SDV_####.
MP4 format.
• The file number automatically increases
when a new video file is created.
• Up to 999 files are created in one
folder, and new folder is created when
the files exceed more than ‘999.’
Photo file
• As in video files, the file number
automatically increases when a new
photo file is created.
• A new folder stores files from
CAM_0001.JPG.
• The folder name increases in the order
of 100PHOTO  101PHOTO, etc.
• Up to 999 files are created in one
folder, and new folder is created when
the files exceed more than ‘999.’
MISC
1
VIDEO
100VIDEO
SDV_0001.MP4
2
HDV_0007.MP4
DCIM
100PHOTO
CAM_0001.JPG
CAM_0002.JPG
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File format
Video files
• Video files are compressed in H.264 format. The file extension is “.MP4.”
• Refer to page 62 for the video resolution.
Photo files
• Photo images are compressed in JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) format.
The file extension is “.JPG.”
• Refer to page 62 for the photo resolution.
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• When the 999th file is created in the 999th folder (i.e. HDV_999.MP4 is created in the 999
VIDEO folder), a new folder cannot be created anymore. Set “File No.” to “Reset” at this
time.
• The name of a movie file recorded by the camcorder should not be modified, since proper
playback by the camcorder requires original folder and file naming convention.
Step 2. Transferring files from the camcorder to your Windows computer
1. Executetheprocedurein“Viewingthecontents
ofstoragemedia.”page133
• Thefoldersinthestoragemediaappear.
2. Createanewfolder,enterthefoldername,then
Doubleclickit.
3. Selectthefoldertocopy,thendraganddropit
intothedestinationfolder.
• Thefolderiscopiedfromthestoragemediato
thePC.
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warining indicators and messages
WARNING INDICATORS AND MESSAGES
Problems may occur because of the following reasons. Check the information and take corrective
action.
Battery pack
Message
Icon
Informs that...
Action
•Replace with a charged battery or
connect the AC power adaptor.
Low Battery
-
The battery pack is almost
discharged.
Low Battery
Connect AC adaptor
and try again
-
A function is inoperable due
to the exhausted battery.
•Replace with a charged battery or
connect the AC power adaptor.
Check the
authenticity of this
battery
-
The battery pack can not
pass authenticity check.
•Check whether the battery is
authentic and change to new one.
•It is recommended that only
genuine Samsung batteries are
used in this camcorder.
Informs that ...
Action
Insert card
There is no memory card
inserted in the memory card
slot.
•Insert a memory card.
Card Full!
•Delete unnecessary files on the
memory card.
There is not enough space to •Back-up files to PC or another
record on memory card.
storage media and delete files.
•Change memory card to another
one has enough free space.
Card Locked
The write protection tab on
an SD or SDHC card has
been set to lock.
•Release write protection tab.
Unknown
The memory card cannot be
recognised in cases of Card
Error, Not Formatted or Not
Supported Card.
•Insert the proper memory card that
has a supported file format.
Storage media
Message
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Icon
WARNING INDICATORS AND MESSAGES
Message
Informs that ...
Action
Card Error
The memory card has some
problem and can not be
recognised.
•Change memory card with another
one.
Not Formatted
The memory card is not
formatted.
•Format the memory card using the
menu.
Not Supported
Format
The memory card may have
been formatted by another
device and may still have
existing images on it.
• The image format is not supported.
Check the supported file format.
• Format the memory card using
menu item.
Not Supported Card
The memory card is not
•Change the memory card with the
supported in this camcorder.
one recommended.
Low Speed Card.
Please record a lower
resolution
Icon
-
The memory card does not
video at a lower quality.
have enough performance to •Record
•Change memory card with a one.
record.
Recording
Message
Icon
Informs that ...
Action
•Turn the camcorder's power off
and on for data recovery.
•If a file is not recovered, format
storage media using menus after
back-up important files to PC or
another storage media.
Write Error
To recover file, please
restart.
-
Some problem occured
while writing data to storage
media.
Release the EASY Q.
-
You can not operate some
functions manually when
EASY Q is activated.
•Release EASY Q function.
Recovering Data…
Don't power off and
keep card inside.
-
The file was not created
normally.
•Wait until data recovery is finished.
•Never turn off the power or eject
memory card during recording.
The number of video files
that can be stored is 9,999.
•Delete unnecessary files on the
memory card.
•Back up files to your PC or another
storage media and delete files.
•Change with another card which
has enough free space.
The number of video
files is full.
Cannot record video.
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Message
Icon
Informs that ...
Action
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
memory card.
•Back up files to your PC or another
storage media and delete files.
•Change with another card which
has enough free space.
File number is full.
Cannot record video.
Set File No. Reset
and format the Card.
-
Folder and file number have
reached maximum number
and you can not record
•Set “File No.” to “Reset.” and
format the card.
File number is full.
Cannot take a photo.
Set File No. Reset
and format the Card
-
Folder and file number have
reached maximum number
and you can not record.
•Set “File No.” to “Reset.” and
format the card.
Informs that ...
Action
Playback
Message
Total file size is over
3.8GB.
Icon
-
Select 5 files for
combine.
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Total file size that can be
•Combined files must be less than
combined is limited to 3.8GB.
3.8GB.
You can not combine more
than 5 different videos into
one.
•It is possible to combine up to 5
different videos into one.
Different format
-
The files you want to
combine have different
resolutions.
•It is not possible to combine the
files that have different resolutions.
Read Error
-
Some problems occurred
when reading data from
thestorage media.
•Format the storage media using
menus after backing up important
files to a PC or another storage
device.
Corrupted file
-
This file can not be read.
•Format the storage media using
menus after back up important files
to a PC or another storage device.
Not enough free
space in Card
-
File editing functions can not
be performed because there
is not enough free space in
the memory card.
•Delete unnecessary files on the
storage media.
•Back up files to a PC or another
storage media and delete files.
Cannot edit the time
lapse recorded file.
-
The file that is recorded as
is impossible to edit the file being
the Time Lapse REC can not •Itrecorded
as the Time Lapse REC.
be edited.
WARNING INDICATORS AND MESSAGES
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 the
ink cartridge.
•Check the ink cartridge.
•Put a new ink cartridge in the
printer.
Paper Error
-
There is a problem with the
paper.
•Check the paper in the printer. If
there is no paper, insert the 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 power source or
eject memory card during printing.
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 place where there is a
significant temperature difference from the previous place. The Dew condenses on the
external or internal parts of the camcorder, and on the reflection lens. When this happens, it
may cause a malfunction or damage to the camcorder when using the device with the power
on while there is dew condensation.
• What can I do?
Turn the power off and detach the battery pack, and leave it in a dry area for 1~2 hours
before using it.
• When does the dew condensation occur?
When the device is relocated to a place with a higher temperature than the previous location,
or when using it in a hot area suddenly, it will cause condensation.
- When recording outside in cold weather during the winter and then using it in indoors.
- When recording outside in hot weather after being indoors or inside a car where the A/C
was running.
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Before contacting a Samsung authorized service centre, perform the following simple checks. They
may save your time and expense of an unnecessary call.
Power
Symptom
The camcorder does not turn
on.
The power turns off
automatically.
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Explanation/Solution
• The battery pack may not be installed on
your camcorder. Insert a battery pack to the
camcorder.
• The inserted battery pack may be discharged.
Charge the battery pack 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
Power Off” to “Off.” page102
• The battery pack is almost exhausted. Charge
the battery pack or replace it with a charged one.
Power cannot be turned off.
• Remove the battery pack or unplug AC power
adaptor, and connect the power supply to the
camcorder again before turning it on.
The battery pack is quickly
discharged.
• The temperature is too low.
• The battery pack is not fully charged. Charge the
battery pack again.
• The battery pack reached its lifespan and cannot
be recharged.
Use another battery pack.
troubleshooting
Display
Symptom
Explanation/Solution
The TV screen or LCD display
has distorted images or has
stripes at the top/ bottom or
on the left/right.
• It 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 104
Unknown image appears on
the LCD screen.
• The camcorder is in Demo mode. If you do not
want to see Demo image, change the setting
“Demo” to “Off.” page 106
Unknown indicator appears on • A warning indicator or message appears on the
the screen.
screen. pages 136~139
The afterimage remains on the
LCD screen.
• This occurs if you disconnect the AC power
adaptor or remove the battery pack before
turning the power off.
The image on the LCD screen
looks dark.
• Ambient light too bright. Adjust the brightness
and angle of LCD.
• Use LCD enhancer function.
Recording
Symptom
Pressing the Recording start/
stop button does not start
recording.
The actual recording time
is less than the estimated
recording time.
Explanation/Solution
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• Press the MODE button to set Video (
page 21
• There is not enough free space to record on the
storage media.
• Check if memory card is not inserted or writeprotect tab is set to lock.
• The estimated recording time may vary
depending on content and features used.
• When you record an object that moves fast, the
actual recording time may be shortened.
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Symptom
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.
Explanation/Solution
• 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 the
unnecessary files.
• If you make recordings or delete files frequently,
the performance of the storage media will be
deteriorated. In this case, format the storage
media again.
• If you use the memory card with low writing
speed, the camcorder automatically stops
recording the videos and the corresponding
message appears 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 92
• Set your camcorder to Photo mode. page 46
• 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 100
Or remove unnecessary images. page 115
The shutter sound is not heard
when you record a photo
• Set “Shutter Sound” to “On.”
image.
• Set “Beep Sound” to “On.”
The beep sound is not heard.
• Beep sound is temporally off while recording
videos.
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Symptom
There is a time difference
between the point where you
press Recording start/stop
button and the point where the
recorded video starts/stops.
The aspect ratio (16:9/4:3) of a
video cannot be changed.
Horizontal stripes appear on the
images.
Explanation/Solution
• On your camcorder, there may be a slight time
delay between the point when you press Recording
start/stop button and the actual point where the
recorded video starts/stops. This is not an error.
• The aspect ratio of a video at 16:9 cannot be
changed to 4:3.
• This occurs when recording images under a
fluorescent lamp, sodium lamp, or mercury lamp.
This is not a malfunction.
Storage Media
Symptom
Memory card functions are not
operable.
Image cannot be moved or
deleted.
You cannot format the memory
card.
The data file name is not
indicated correctly.
Explanation/Solution
• Insert a memory card into your camcorder properly.
page 37
• If you use a memory card formatted on a computer,
format it again directly on your camcorder.
page 100
• Release the lock on the write-protect tab of the
memory card (SDHC/SD memory card), if any.
page 39
• You cannot move or delete the protected images.
Release the protection of the image on the device.
page 39
• Release the lock on the write-protect tab of the
memory card (SDHC/SD memory card), if any.
page 39
• The memory card is not supported on your
camcorder or card has some problems.
• The file may be corrupted.
• The file format is not supported by your camcorder.
• Only the file name is displayed if the directory
structure complies with the international standard.
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Adjusting the image during recording
Symptom
Explanation/Solution
• Set “Focus” to “Auto.” page 73
• The recording conditions are not suitable for auto
focus. Adjust the focus manually. page 73
Focus does not adjust
• The lens is dusty on the surface. Clear the lens
automatically.
and check the focus.
• Recording is being made in a dark location.
Use a light to brighten the area.
• This may occur when you make a recording
The image appears too bright or
under a fluorescent sodium or or mercury lamp.
flickering, or changes in colour.
Cancell “ SCENE” to avoid or minimize this
phenomenon. page 61
Image’s colour balance is not
• White balance adjustment is required. Adjust to
natural.
the proper “White Balance.” page 65
• This is called the focal plane phenomenon. This is
not a malfunction. Because of the way the image
The subject passing by the
device (CMOS sensor) reads out video signals, the
frame appears very quickly.
subject passing by the frame rapidly may appear
to bend, depending on the recording condition.
Playback on your camcorder
Symptom
Explanation/Solution
• Image files recorded using another device may not
Playback (Play/Pause) function
be played on your camcorder.
does not work.
• Check out the memory card compatibility.
page 38
Photo images stored on a
• Photo images recorded on other device may not
storage media are not displayed
appear in the actual size. This is not an error.
in the actual size.
Playback is interrupted
• Check if the AC power adaptor or battery back is
unexpectedly.
properly connected and secure.
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Playback on other devices (TV, etc)
Symptom
Explanation/Solution
• Connect the audio of the Component/AV cable
to your camcorder or connected device (TV, HD
recorder, etc).
(Red colour- right, White colour- left)
• The connection cable (Component/AV cable)
is not connected properly. Make sure that the
connection cable is connected to the proper jack.
pages 119~123
You cannot view the image
• When you are using the Component/AV cable,
or hear the sound from the
make sure the red and white plugs of your
connected device.
Component/AV cable are connected.
pages 119~123
• This camcorder does not support the audio
output signal when the camcorder is connected
with TV in the video or photo record mode. The
audio output signal is supported as long as the
camcorder is connected in the video playback
mode. This is not an error.
• This happens when TV type of the camcorder is
The image appears distorted on
different from the TV. Set the TV type to match
a TV.
the aspect ratio of your TV. page 104
You cannot view the image
• Images will not be output from the HDMI jack if
or hear the sound from a TV
the material is copyright protected.
connected using the HDMI cable.
Connecting/Dubbing with other devices (Recorder, PC, Printer, etc)
Symptom
Explanation/Solution
You cannot dub correctly using
• You cannot dub images using the HDMI cable.
the HDMI cable.
• The Component/AV cable is not connected
properly. Make sure that the Component/AV cable
You cannot dub correctly using
is connected to the proper jack, i.e. to the input
the Component/AV cable.
jack of the device used for dubbing images from
your camcorder. page 124
Printouts cannot be made using • Your printer may not print images edited on a computer
a PictBridge printer.
or recorded using other device. This is not an error.
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Connecting to a computer
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Symptom
Explanation/Solution
The computer does not recognise
your camcorder.
• Disconnect the USB cable from the computer and camcorder,
restart the computer, then connect it again correctly.
Cannot play a video file properly on
a PC.
• A video codec is needed to play the file recorded on your
camcorder. Install the software provided with your camcorder.
pages 132
• 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. Connect it again properly.
• To play back an HD video file, a computer with better
specification is required.
Check a computer with recommended specification. page 151
Intelli-studio does not function
properly.
• Exit the Intelli-studio application, and restart the Windows
computer.
Intelli-studio is not performed.
• Set PC Software to On in the Settings menu or install
Intelli-studio in the computer. pages 125~135
The image or sound on your
camcorder is not played on your
computer 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 be played correctly. The image and sound
copied to your computer are not affected.
The playback screen is paused or
distorted.
• Check the system requirements to play a video.
• Exit other all applications running on the current
computer.
• If a recorded video is played on your camcorder
connected to a computer, the image may not play
smoothly, depending on the transfer speed. Please copy
the file to your PC, and then play it back.
troubleshooting
Overall operations
Symptom
Explanation/Solution
• Has the camcorder been left unused for a long
period of time?
The date and time are incorrect.
The backup built-in rechrgeable battery may be
discharged. page 35
Menu items that cannot be used at the same time
Symptom
Cannot use
Super C.Nite, 3D-NR
Menu items
are grayed out Shutter
Because of the following settings
“Slow Motion.”
“Cont. Shot:High Speed”
• You cannot select grayed 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 and quick menu cannot be used in EASY Q mode.
• The following functions cannot be used during video recording:
“Resolution,” “Slow Motion,” “Fader: In/In-Out,” “MIC Level,” “Digital Zoom,”
“Self Timer,” “Time Lapse REC,” “Wind Cut,” “White Balance: Custom WB,” “3D-NR,”
“Aperture.”
• Some functions cannot be used at the same time. In this case, a message appears
and asks if you accept that the related function is disabled. Touch “Yes,” to disable
the related function setting and then continue the menu setting as you desired.
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maintenance & additional information
MAINTENANCE
Your camcorder is a product of superior design and craftsmanship and should be
treated with care.
The suggestions below will help you fulfill any warranty obligations and allow you to
enjoy this product for many years.
• For safekeeping of the camcorder, turn off the camcorder.
- Remove the battery pack and AC power adaptor. pages 26~27
- Remove the memory card. page 37
Cautions when storing
• Do not leave the camcorder in a place where the temperature is very high for a long
period of time:
The temperature inside a closed vehicle or trunk can become very high in a hot weather. If you
leave the camcorder in such a place, it could malfunction or the case could be damaged. Do
not expose the camcorder to a direct sunlight or place it near a heater.
• Do not store the camcorder in a place where the humidity is high or in a dusty place:
Dust entering the camcorder could cause a malfunction. If humidity is high, the lens could
become moldy, and the camcorder could become inoperative. It is recommended that you put
the camcorder in a box together with a small silica bag when storing it in a closet, etc.
• Do not store the camcorder in a place subject to strong magnetism or intense vibration:
This could cause malfunctions.
• Detach the battery pack from the camcorder and store it in a cool place:
Leaving the battery pack attached or storing it at a high temperature could shorten its life.
Cleaning the camcorder
Before cleaning, turn off the camcorder and remove the battery pack 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 coating of exterior could peel off
or the case could deteriorate.
• To fix the case the LCD screen
Wipe gently with a soft dry cloth. Be careful not to damage the monitor.
• To clean the lens
Use an optional air blower to blow out dirt and other small objects. Do not wipe the lens with
cloth or your fingers.
If necessary, wipe gently with lens with a paper.
- Mold may form if the lens is left dirty.
- If the lens looks dim, turn off the camcorder and leave it for about 1 hour.
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Storage media
• Be sure to follow the guidelines below to prevent corruption or damage to
your recorded data.
- Do not bend or drop the storage media, or subject it to strong pressure, jolts or
vibrations.
- Do not splash the storage media with water.
- Do not use, replace, or store the storage media in locations that are exposed to
a strong static electricity or electrical noise.
- Do not turn off the camcorder power or remove the battery or AC power adaptor
during recording, playback, or when accessing the storage media.
- Do not bring the storage media near to objects that have a strong magnetic field
or that emit strong electromagnetic waves.
- Do not store the storage media in locations with high temperature or high
humidity.
- Do not touch the metal parts.
• Copy the recorded files to your PC. Samsung shall not be responsible for any
lost data. (It is recommended that you copy the data from your PC to other
media for storage.)
• A malfunction may cause the storage media to fail to operate properly.
Samsung will not provide any compensation for any lost contents.
• Refer to pages 38~39 for details.
LCD screen
Before cleaning, turn off the camcorder and remove the battery pack and AC
power adaptor.
• To clean the exterior
- Do not push it too hard or knock it on anything.
- Do not place the camcorder with the LCD screen facing the bottom.
• To prolong the service life, avoid rubbing it with a coarse cloth.
• Be aware of the following phenomena for LCD screen use. They are not
malfunctions.
- While using the camcorder, the surface around the LCD screen may heat up.
- If you leave power on for a long time, the surface around the LCD screen
becomes hot.
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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 provided AC adaptor features automatic voltage selection in the AC range from 100 V to
240 V.
You can use your camcorder in any countries/regions using the AC power adaptor supplied with
your camcorder within the AC 100 V to 240 V, 50/60 Hz range.
Use a commercially available AC plug adaptor, if necessary, depending on the design of the wall
outlet.
• Viewing videos recorded with HD (high definition) image quality
In countries/regions where 720/50p is supported, you can view the images with the same HD
(high definition) image quality as that of the recorded images. You need an PAL-system-based
and 720/50p compatible TV (or monitor) with an HDMI or Component cable connected.
• Viewing videos recorded with SD (standard definition) image quality
To view images recorded with SD (standard definition) image quality, you need an PAL-systembased TV with Audio/Video input jacks. A component cable or Multi-AV cable connected.
• On TV colour systems
Your camcorder is an PAL-system-based camcorder.
If you want to view your recordings on a TV or to copy it to an external device, it must be an
PAL-system-based TV or an external device and have the appropriate Audio/Video jacks.
Otherwise, you may need to use a separate video format transcoder (PAL-NTSC format
converter).
The format transcoder is not provided by Samsung.
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.
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You can make recordings with your camcorder and view pictures on the LCD screen
from anywhere in the world.
specifications
Model name
System
LCD screen
Connectors
General
HMX-R10SP, HMX-R10BP
Video signal
Picture compression format
Audio compression format
Image device
Lens
Focal length
PAL
H.264 (MPEG-4.AVC)
ACC (Advanced Audio Coding)
1/2.33” 9.15M Pixel CMOS
F3.5 - F3.7, 5x optical zoom (8x Intelli)
76.4~382 mm (Only Lens)
47.7~382 mm (With Intelli Zoom)
Size/dot number
LCD screen method
2.7” Wide Touch LCD
TFT LCD
Composite output
Component output
HDMI output
Audio output
USB output
1Vp-p (75 Ω terminated)
Y: 1 Vp-p, 75 Ω, Pb/Pr, Cb/Cr: 0.350Vp-p, 75 Ω
C type connector
-7.5 dBs (600 Ω terminated)
USB 2.0
Power source
Power source type
Power consumption
(Recording)
Operating temperature
Storage temperature
Storage media
External dimensions
(WxHxD)
DC 5 V, Lithium Ion battery pack 3.6 V
Lithium Ion battery pack, Power supply (100 V
~ 240 V) 50/60 Hz
3W (LCD on)
32 ˚F~104 ˚F (0 ˚~40 ˚C)
-4 ˚F ~ 140 ˚F (-20 ˚C ~ 60 ˚C)
a memory card (SD/SDHC) (Optional)
Width 38.3 mm (1.50 inches), Height 56.8
mm (2.23 inches), Length 128.2 mm (5.04
inches)
229 g (0.50 lb, 8.07 oz) (Except for Lithium
Ion battery pack)
Omni-directional stereo microphone
Weight
Internal MIC
 These technical specifications and design may be changed without notice.
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Power Sources (United Kingdom Only)
The mains lead on the power adapter is supplied with a moulded plug incorporating a
fuse.
The value of the fuse is indicated on the pin face of the plug and, if it requires replacing,
a fuse approved to BS1362 of the same rating must be used.
Never use the plug with the fuse cover omitted if the cover is detachable.
If a replacement fuse cover is required, it must be of the same colour as the pin face of
the plug.
Replacement covers are available from your dealer.
If the fitted plug is not suitable for the power points in your house or the cable is not
long enough to reach a power point, you should obtain a suitable safety approved
extension lead or consult your dealer for assistance.
However, if there is no alternative to cutting off the plug, remove the fuse and then
safely dispose of the plug.
Do NOT connect the plug to a mains socket as there is a risk of shock hazard from the
bared flexible cord.
IMPORTANT
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following code:
BLUE = NEUTRAL BROWN = LIVE
As these colours may not correspond to the coloured marqueings identifying the
terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:
The wire coloured BLUE must be connected to the terminal marqueed with the letter N
or coloured BLUE or BLACK.
The wire coloured BROWN must be connected to the terminal marqueed with the letter
L or coloured BROWN or RED.
Do not connect either wire to the earth terminal marqueed with the letter E or the
earth symbol, , or coloured GREEN or GREEN and YELLOW.
This page is applicable to Great Britain only.
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