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Samsung SMX-C20RP Manuel de l'utilisateur
User Manual
Memory Camcorder
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SMX-C200BP/SMX-C200RP/SMX-C200LP/SMX-C200UP
key features of your memory camcorder
High-resolution Colour Widescreen LCD (2.7” WIDE TFT LCD)
Samsung memory camcorder utilises a 2.7-inch 230k pixel Widescreen LCD which allows
bright and clear monitoring. In addition, the LCD Enhancer adjusts colour and brightness to the
screen lighting conditions for better monitoring under strong sunlight.
Shooting Custom Scenes
In Smart Auto mode, you can record more easily and
conveniently in high quality, without having to set recording
mode individually according to the recording situation.
H.264/AVC (MPEG4 part 10/Advanced Video Coding) Encoding
Latest video compression technology, H.264, uses a high compression rate to sharply increase
the recordable time with the same size storage.
High quality image through Mobile DNIe
The Samsung memory camcorder has 3DNR (3-dimensional noise reduction), high-sensitivity
colour expression (intelligent colour expression), High performance Anti-Shake (Hyper DIS),
and automatic face detection features.
Make a digest of your video with Storyboard printing!
This function captures 16 still images arbitrarily from the
selected video and saves them into the storage media.
It presents a quick overview of your video, helping
you to understand the overall topic.
Make all your recordings with a simple iVIEW button!
This function provides the preview of storyboard to be printed,
which gives you digest of the recorded video without viewing
the whole sequence of it.
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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 share videos, educational programmes or for other
purposes.
Twice the memory options 16GB (SMX-C24 only)
The memory camcorder’s external memory slot accepts high capacity SDHC cards.
In addition to this slot, the memory camcorder has a built-in high capacity flash memory that
allows you to record videos (or photos). Play and transfer videos quickly and easily using the
memory type of your choice.
Comfortable, Ergonomic Design
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This camcorder is designed for comfort when making long recordings.
With this ergonomic design, you can shoot subjects comfortably from
any position.
Direct upload of your videos to the Web!
The built-in editing software Intelli-studio installs directly from this camcorder to your PC,
when you simply connect your camcorder to a PC via USB cable. Intelli-studio also allows
direct uploading of your contents to YouTube or Flickr and Facebook.
Sharing the contents with your friends is simpler than ever before.
Direct Uploading Your Recordings with easy Sharing button
This method uses the software built in your camcorder to upload your recordings to the website
such as the YouTube with a simple operation.
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before reading this user manual
SAFETY WARNINGS
What the icons and signs in this user manual mean;
Death or risk of serious personal injury.
WARNING
Potential risk of personal injury or material damage.
CAUTION
CAUTION
To reduce the risk of fire, explosion, electric shock, or personal injury when
using your camcorder, follow these basic safety precautions:
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 should not be exposed to excessive heat such as sunshine, fire or similar.
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 accessible.
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Important information on use
Before using this camcorder
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This camcorder is designed exclusively for
use with the high-capacity built-in flash
memory 16GB (SMX-C24 only) and an
external memory card.
This camcorder records video in H.264/
AVC (MPEG4 part 10/Advanced Video
Coding) format compliant with the
Standard resolution (SD-VIDEO) format.
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:
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Samsung cannot compensate for any
damages caused when recording is not
made normally or recorded contents
cannot be played back because of a defect in the camcorder or memory card.
Also, Samsung cannot be held responsible for your recorded video and audio.
Important notes
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Recorded contents may be lost due to
an error when handling this camcorder or
memory card, etc. Samsung shall not be
held responsible for the loss of recorded
contents, and cannot compensate for any
damages.
Make a backup of important recorded data.
- Protect your important recorded data by
copying the files to a PC. We recommend
copying the data to your PC or other
recording media for storage. Refer to the
software installation and USB connection
guide.
Copyright: Please note that this camcorder
is intended for consumer use only.
- Data recorded on a card in this camcorder
from other digital/analogue media or
devices is protected by the copyright act
and cannot be used without permission of
the copyright owner 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.
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Handle the liquid crystal display (LCD) with
care:
- The LCD is a very delicate display device:
Do not press its surface with excessive
force, hit it or prick it with a sharp object.
- If you push the LCD surface, display
unevenness may occur. If unevenness does
not disappear, turn the camcorder off, wait
for a few moments, and then turn it on again.
- Do not place the camcorder with the open
LCD screen down.
- Close the LCD monitor when not using the
camcorder.
Liquid crystal display:
- The LCD screen is a product of high
precision technology. Out of the total
pixels (approx. 230,000 pixels of an LCD
monitor ), 0.01% or less pixels may be out
(black dots) or may remain lit as coloured
dots (red, blue, and green). This shows the
limitations of the current technology, and
does not indicate a fault that will interfere
with recording.
- The LCD screen will be slightly dimmer
than usual when the camcorder is at low
temperature, as in cold areas, or right after
the power is turned on. Normal brightness
will be restored when the temperature
inside the camcorder rises. Note that this
will have no effect on the image in a storage
media, so there is no cause for concern.
Hold the camcorder correctly:
- Do not hold the camcorder by the LCD
monitor when lifting it: the LCD monitor
could detach and the camcorder may fall.
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Do not subject the camcorder to impact:
- This camcorder is a precision machine.
Take great care that you do not strike it
against a hard object or let it fall.
- Do not use the camcorder on a tripod
in a place where it is subject to severe
vibrations or impact.
No sand or dust!
- Fine sand or dust entering the camcorder
or AC power adaptor could cause
malfunctions or defects.
No water or oil!
- Water or oil entering the camcorder or AC
power adaptor could cause electric shock,
malfunctions or defects.
Heat on surface of product:
- The surface of the camcorder will be
slightly warm when used, but this does not
indicate a fault.
Be careful of unusual ambient temperature:
- Using the camcorder in a place where the
temperature is over 104°F (40°C) or lower
than 32°F (0°C) may result in abnormal
recording/playback.
- Do not leave the camcorder on a beach or
in a closed vehicle where the temperature
is very high for a long time: This could
cause a malfunction.
Do not point directly at the sun:
- If direct sunlight strikes the lens, the
camcorder could malfunction or a fire
could occur.
- Do not leave the camcorder with the LCD
screen exposed to direct sunlight: This
could cause a malfunction.
Do not use the camcorder near TV or radio:
- This could cause noise to appear on the TV
screen or in radio broadcasts.
Do not use the camcorder near strong
radio waves or magnetism:
- If the camcorder is used near strong radio
waves or magnetism, such as near a radio
transmitter tower or electric appliances,
noise could enter video and audio that
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are being recorded. During playback of
normally recorded video and audio, noise
may also be present in picture and sound.
Do not expose the camcorder to soot or
steam:
- Thick soot or steam could damage the
camcorder case or cause a malfunction.
Do not use the camcorder near corrosive
gas:
- If the camcorder is used in a place where
there is dense exhaust gas generated by
gasoline or diesel engines, or corrosive gas
such as hydrogen sulphide, the external or
internal terminals could corrode, disabling
normal operation, or the battery connection
terminals could corrode, so that power will
not turn on.
Do not use the camcorder near an
ultrasonic humidifier:
- Calcium and other chemicals dissolved in
water could scatter in the air, and white
particles could adhere to the optical head
of the camcorder, which could cause it to
operate abnormally.
Do not clean the camcorder body with
benzene or thinner:
- The coating of exterior could peel off or the
case surface could deteriorate.
- When using a chemical cleaning cloth,
follow the instructions.
Keep the memory card out of reach of
children to prevent swallowing.
To disconnect the apparatus from the
mains, the plug must be pulled out from
the mains socket, therefore the mains plug
shall be readily accessible.
About this user manual
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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.
The SMX-C24 has a 16GB built in flash
memory, but can also be used with memory
cards. The SMX-C19, SMX-C20, SMX-C200
does not have built-in flash memory and uses
memory cards exclusively. Although some
features of SMX-C19, SMX-C20, SMX-C24
and SMX-C200 are different, they operate in
the same way.
Illustrations of model SMX-C20 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 storage media
and other accessories are subject to change
without any notice.
Descriptions of the “built-in memory” in this
user manual apply only to the following model:
SMX-C24
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For Open Source Licence information, refer to
the “OpenSourceInfo.pdf” in the provided CDROM.
Notes regarding trademarks
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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.
Windows® is registered trademark or
trademark of Microsoft Corporation, registered
in the United States and other countries.
Macintosh is trademark of Apple Inc.
YouTube® is a trademark of Google Inc.
Flickr® is a trademark of Yahoo.
Facebook® is a trademark of Facebook Inc.
All the other product names mentioned
herein may be the trademark or registered
trademarks of their respective 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 on the product, accessories or literature indicates that the product and its electronic
accessories (e.g. charger, headset, USB cable) should not be disposed of with other household waste at the
end of their working life.
To prevent possible harm to the environment or human health from uncontrolled waste disposal, please
separate these items from other types of waste and recycle them 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 these items for environmentally safe recycling.
Business users should contact their supplier and check the terms and conditions of the purchase contract.
This product and its electronic accessories should not be mixed with other commercial wastes for disposal.
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safety information
The safety precautions illustrated below are to prevent personal injury or material damage.
Heed all instructions carefully.
WARNING
Death or risk of serious
personal injury.
Prohibited action.
Do not touch product.
CAUTION
Means that there is a
potential risk of personal
injury or material damage.
Do not disassemble
product.
This precaution must be kept.
Unplug from power supply.
WARNING
Using the camcorder at
temperatures over 140°F (60°C)
may result in fire. Keeping the
battery at a high temperature may
cause an explosion.
Do not allow water or metal and
inflammable matter to enter the
camcorder or AC power adaptor.
Doing so may pose a fire hazard.
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Do not overload outlets or
extension cords as this may result
in abnormal heat or fire.
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No 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 LCD screen 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 power-cord or
damage the AC power adaptor by
pressing on it with a heavy object.
There may be a risk of fire or electric
shock.
Do not disconnect the AC adaptor
by pulling on its power-cord, as this
could damage the power-cord.
Do not use the AC adaptor if it has
damaged, split or broken cords or
wires. Doing so may cause fire or
electric shock.
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Do not connect the AC adaptor
unless the plug can be fully inserted
with no part of the blades exposed.
Do not dispose of battery pack in a
fire as it may explode.
Never use cleaning fluid or similar
chemicals. Do not spray cleaners
directly on the camcorder.
Keep the 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 a physician
immediately.
Do not plug or unplug the power
cord with wet hands. There is a risk
of electric shock.
Keep the power-cord unplugged
when not in use or during lightning
storms to prevent fire hazard.
When cleaning the AC adaptor,
unplug the power-cord to avoid
a risk of a malfunction or electric
shock.
If the camcorder makes an abnormal
sound, or smells or smokes, unplug the
power-cord immediately and request
service from a Samsung service centre.
There is a risk of fire or personal injury.
If the camcorder malfunctions,
immediately detach the AC adaptor or
battery from the camcorder immediately
to avoid 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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CAUTION
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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.
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 use the camcorder near
direct sunlight or heating equipment.
This may cause a malfunction or
injury.
Do not leave the camcorder in a
closed vehicle where the
temperature is very high for a long
time.
Do not expose the camcorder to
soot or steam. Thick soot or steam
could damage the camcorder case
or cause a malfunction.
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 cause the product to
operate abnormally. 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
places. There is also a risk of defect
or electric shock when using outdoors
during lightning storms.
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.
Do not leave the LCD monitor open
when not using the camcorder.
Do not hold the camcorder by the
LCD monitor when lifting it. The
LCD monitor could detach and the
camcorder may fall.
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 or large motors. Noise could
enter video or audio that are being
recorded.
Use Samsung-approved accessories
only. Using products from other
manufacturers may cause overheating,
fire, explosion, electric shock or
personal injuries due to abnormal
operation.
Place the camcorder on a stable
surface and a place with ventilation
openings.
Keep important data separately.
Samsung is not responsible for data
loss.
Use the mains plug where it can
be readily operable. If any problem
occurs with the product, the mains
plug must be removed to disconnect
power completely. Turning off the
power button on the product does
not completely disconnect the power.
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QUICK START GUIDE
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What's included with your camcorder
Front & left view
Rear & bottom view
PREPARATION
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Using the hand strap
Adjusting the LCD screen
Basic camcorder positioning
Connecting a power source
Checking the battery state
Basic operation of your camcorder
Switching to the power saving mode
LCD screen indicators
Turning the screen indicators on/off
Shortcut menu (OK guide)
Initial setting : Time Zone, Date and Time
& OSD Language
ABOUT THE STORAGE
MEDIA
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Selecting the storage media
(SMX-C24 only)
Inserting / ejecting the memory card
Selecting a suitable memory card
Recordable time and capacity
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR
CAMCORDER
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RECORDING
PLAYBACK
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Recording videos
Quick view function in the record mode
Recording with ease for beginners :
Smart Auto Mode
Taking photos
Zooming in and out
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Changing the playback mode
Playing videos
Viewing photos
RECORDING OPTIONS
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PLAYBACK OPTIONS
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SETTINGS OPTIONS
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Changing the menu settings
Recording menu items
iSCENE
Video Resolution
Photo Resolution
16:9 Wide
EV (Exposure Value)
Back Light
Focus
Anti-Shake (HDIS)
Digital Effect
Fader
Wind cut
Digital Zoom
Time Lapse REC
Guideline
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Playback menu items
Play option
Delete
Protect
Story-Board Print
Using the VIEW
Copy (SMX-C24 only)
Divide
Combine
Share Mark
Slide Show
Slide Show Option
File Info
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Changing the menu settings in "settings"
Settings menu items (
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Storage Info
Format
File No.
Time Zone
Date Type
Time Type
Date/Time Display
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LCD Brightness
LCD Colour
LCD Enhancer
Auto LCD Off
Menu Design
Transparency
Beep Sound
Shutter Sound
Auto Power Off
PC Software
TV Display
Default Set
Version
Demo
USING WITH A WINDOWS
COMPUTER
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Checking your computer type
What you can do with a Windows
computer
Using the Intelli-studio programme
Transferring videos/photos from the
camcorder to your computer
CONNECTING TO OTHER
DEVICES
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Connecting to a TV
Viewing on a TV screen
Recording (dubbing) images on a VCR
or DVD/HDD recorder
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Maintenance
Additional information
Using your camcorder abroad
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MAINTENANCE & ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION
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TROUBLESHOOTING
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SPECIFICATIONS
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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 in H.264 format!
You can record videos in H.264 format, which enables you to conveniently email and share videos
with your friends and family. You can also take photos with your camcorder.
STEP1: Get ready
1. Insert a memory card. ²page 31
• You can use commercially available SDHC
(SD High Capacity) or SD memory cards
with this camcorder.
• Set the appropriate storage media.
(SMX-C24 only)
2. Insert the battery into the battery slot. ²page 14
• Gently slide the Battery pack release switch in the direction as shown in the diagram.
3. Charge the battery fully. ²page 15
• The battery is fully charged when the CHG (charging) indicator light turns green.
[Battery pack release] Switch
STEP2: Record with your camcorder
Zoom lever
Photo
button
CHG indicator
Recording
start/stop button
LCD screen
Recording start/stop
button
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Recording videos with
H.264 format
Recording photos
Your camcorder uses advanced H.264
compression technology to realise the
clearest video quality. ²page 46
Captures a moving subject instantly and
saves the scene as a photo image.
1. Open the LCD screen.
2. Press the Power
2. Press the Power
button.
3. Press the Recording start/stop
button.
• To stop recording, press the
Recording start/stop button.
3. Press the Photo
you are ready.
1. Open the LCD screen.
button.
button fully when
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Your camcorder is compatible with H.264 recording format, which achieves efficient
coding of high quality video with less capacity.
You can record videos in SD (standard definition). The default setting is "TV Fine
(720x576/50i)". ²page 46
You can not take photos while you are recording videos.
STEP3: Play back videos or photos
Viewing the LCD screen of your camcorder
You can find your desired recordings quickly by using the thumbnail index view.
button to select the Play mode.
1. Press the Mode
• The thumbnail index view appears. The thumbnail of the latest created or played file
is highlighted.
2. Select the Video or Photo thumbnail index view screen.
• You can simply switch between video and photo thumbnail view using the zoom
lever.
3. Use the Control button (// / ) to select a desired video or photo, and then
press the Control button (OK).
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You can enjoy detailed, brilliant quality videos on a connected TV. ²page 95
STEP4: Save recorded videos or photos
Simple and fun! Enjoy the various features of Intelli-studio on your
Windows computer.
Using the Intelli-studio programme built in your camcorder, you can import
videos/photos into your computer, edit or share the videos/photos with your
friends. For details, see page 84.
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Viewing the videos/photos from your PC
1. Launch the Intelli-studio program by connecting the camcorder to your PC via the USB cable.
• A new file saving screen appears with the Intelli-studio main window.
Click "Yes", the uploading procedure will start.
2. The new files are saved to your PC and registered to "Contents Manager" on the Intellistudio programme.
• You can arrange the files by different options such as Face, Date, Location, etc.
3. You can double-click on the file you would like to start playing.
Saved files
"Contents Manager"
Sharing videos/photos on YouTube/Flickr/Facebook
Share your contents with the world, by uploading photos and videos directly to a web
" "Upload" tab on the browser.
site with a single click. Click on the "Share
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The Intelli-studio runs automatically once the camcorder is connected to a Windows computer
(when you specify "PC Software: On"). ²page 81
STEP5: Delete videos or photos
If the storage media is full, you cannot record new videos or photos. Delete videos or photos
data that have 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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Press the Mode
button to select the Play mode Press the MENU button Control button
( / / / /OK) to select "Delete." ²page 60
getting to know the camcorder
WHAT'S INCLUDED WITH YOUR CAMCORDER
Your new camcorder comes with the following accessories. If any of these items are missing from your box,
call Samsung’s Customer Care Centre.
Model name
Colour
SMX-C19BP
SMX-C19RP
SMX-C19LP
SMX-C19UP
SMX-C20BP/C200BP
SMX-C20RP/C200RP
SMX-C20LP/C200LP
SMX-C20UP/C200UP
SMX-C24BP
SMX-C24RP
SMX-C24LP
SMX-C24UP
Black
Red
Blue
Purple
Black
Red
Blue
Purple
Black
Red
Blue
Purple
Built-in
memory
16GB
16GB
16GB
16GB
Memory
card slot
LCD
screen
1 slot
colour
Lens
10x
(Optical),
1200x
(Digital)
- Although some features of the models are different, they operate in the same way.
Checking your accessories
AC power
adaptor
(AA-MA9 type)
Battery pack
(IA-BH130LB)
Audio/Video
cable
USB cable
Hand strap
Optional accessories
User manual CD
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Quick start guide
Carrying case
Memory card
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 unauthorised use of
accessories.
A memory card is not included. See page 32 for memory cards compatible with your camcorder.
Your camcorder includes a user manual CD and a quick start guide (printed).
(Optional accessories) : This is an optional accessory. To buy one, contact your nearest Samsung
dealer.
Optional accessories
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getting to know the camcorder
FRONT & LEFT VIEW
Lens
Share
Recording start/stop button
Display
Control button (S/T/W/X/OK),
Zoom (W/T) button
Mode
button
button
MENU button
SMART AUTO / VIEW
button
Charging indicator (CHG)
LCD screen
Hand strap hook
Power
10
button
button
Built-in speaker
Photo
button
Zoom lever (W/T)
REAR & BOTTOM VIEW
Jack/ Battery pack/ Memory card cover
USB jack (
)
Memory card slot
Battery pack slot
AV jack (AV)
Internal microphone
DC IN jack (DC IN)
Tripod receptacle
Battery pack release switch
Usable Memory Cards
(512MB~32GB)
Be careful not to cover the internal microphone and lens during recording.
SD/SDHC
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This section provides information that you should know before using this camcorder; such as how to use the
provided accessories, how to charge the battery, and how to setup the operation mode and initialise setup.
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°.
2. Rotate the LCD screen towards the lens.
• When you open the LCD, it can be folded
up to 25° to make parallel with 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.
OK
Excessive rotation may damage the connective hinge between the screen and the camcorder.
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Remove 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 reverse as if you were looking at a mirror. This is not a problem and does not affect
the image being recorded.
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 fit to 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.
25˚
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This camcorder lens shooting angle is approx. 25˚ higher than the rest of the camcorder body.
Make sure the camcorder lens is angled for proper shooting.
It is recommended to keep the sun behind you while shooting.
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CONNECTING A POWER SOURCE
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Be sure to charge the battery pack before you start using your camcorder.
Use the IA-BH130LB battery pack only.
The battery pack may be charged a little at the time of purchase.
Battery pack insertion/ejection
It is recommended you purchase one or more additional battery packs to allow continuous use
of your camcorder.
[Battery pack release] switch
Inserting the battery pack
1. Slide and open the battery slot cover as
shown in the diagram.
2. Insert the battery pack into the battery slot
until it locks.
• Make sure that the SAMSUNG logo
is facing left while the battery pack is
placed as shown in the diagram.
3. Push the battery cover down until it meets
the camcorder body, then slide it up to
close.
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Ejecting the battery pack
1. Slide and open the battery slot cover and
push the Battery pack release switch.
• Gently push the battery pack release
switch in the direction as shown in the
diagram to eject the battery.
2. Pull the ejected battery out in the direction
as shown in the diagram.
3. Push the battery cover down until it meets
the camcorder body, then slide it up to
close.
Remove the battery pack separately from the camcorder while not in use.
It is recommended to prepare an additional battery pack for prolonged outdoor use.
Contact your nearest Samsung Electronics Service Centre for purchasing additional battery packs.
Charging the battery
You can charge the battery using the AC power adaptor or USB cable.
PRECHECK!
• Be sure to charge the battery before you start using your camcorder.
• Use the battery pack and the AC power adapter provided with the camcorder.
1. Insert the battery in the camcorder.
Connecting the AC power adaptor
²page 14
2. Press the Power
button to turn off
the camcorder.
3. Open the connector cover of the unit.
4. Charge the battery using the
Wall Outlet
AC power adaptor or USB cable.
• The CHG (charge) lamp lights up
and charging starts. When the
battery is fully charged, the charging
(CHG) lamp turns green. ²page 16
• Make sure you plug the adaptor
Connecting the USB cable
cable or USB cable into the
camcorder in the proper direction.
See the diagram to the right.
Using
the AC
power
adaptor
Using
the
USB
cable
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Connect the AC power adaptor
to the camcorder properly and
plug the AC power adaptor in
the wall outlet.
Connect the USB cable to
the camcorder properly and
connect the other end to a
USB port of a PC.
PC
Charging the battery pack at low temperature may take longer or fail to fully charge (green indicator
will not turn on).
Please make sure that there are no foreign substances in the plug and socket when you connect
the AC power supply to the camcorder.
Fully charge the battery pack before use.
When using the AC power supply, place it close to the wall outlet. If you experience a malfunction
while using the camcorder, separate the AC power supply immediately from the wall outlet.
Do not use the AC power supply in a tight space, such as between furnishings.
When recording indoors with an available wall outlet, it is convenient to use the AC power supply
instead of the battery pack.
When charging, if both the USB cable and AC power adaptor are connected, the AC power
adaptor will override the USB.
If the camcorder is turned on, the battery will still charge, but more charging time will be needed.
It is recommended you to keep the camcorder turned off while charging.
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CHECKING THE BATTERY STATE
You can check the charging state and remaining battery capacity.
Charging (CHG) lamp
The colour of the charging indicator shows the charging state.
Charging state
LED Colour
Charging
Charge
Fully Charged
(Orange)
(Green)
Error
(Orange Blink)
Battery Level Display
The Battery Level Display shows the amount of battery power remaining in the battery pack.
Battery level
indicator
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State
Message
Fully charged
-
25%~50% used
-
50%~75% used
-
75%~95% used
-
95%~99% used
Exhausted (flickers): The device will be forced to
turn off after 3 minutes.
Change the battery pack as soon as possible.
(flickers): The device will be forced to turn off
after 3 seconds.
-
STBY 0:00:00 [475Min]
9999
"Low battery"
If error persists with charging the battery, contact your nearest SAMSUNG authorized service
center.
Before using the camcorder, charge the battery.
Above figures are based on a fully charged battery pack at normal temperature.
Low ambient temperature may affect the use time.
Charging, recording and playback times with fully charged
battery pack (with no zoom operation, etc.)
For your reference, the approximate time with fully charged battery pack:
Battery type
Charging time
Video resolution
Mode
IA-BH130LB
Using an AC power adaptor
Using a USB cable
720 x 576 (50i)
TV Super
Fine (
)
Continuous
recording time
Playback time
TV Fine
(
)
TV Normal
(
)
approx. 2 hr.
approx. 4 hr.
640 x 480 (25p)
Web Fine
(
)
Web Normal
(
)
approx. 160min.
approx. 180min.
- The time is only for reference. Figures shown above are measured under Samsung's test
environment, and may differ according to user and condition.
- We recommend using the AC power adaptor when using the Time Lapse REC Function.
Continuous Recording (without zoom)
The continuous recording time of the camcorder in the table shows the available recording time
when the camcorder is in the recording mode without using any other function after recording
starts. When actually recording, the battery pack may discharge 2-3 times faster than this
reference, since the record start/stop and zoom functions are being operated, and playback is
performed. Prepare additional charged battery pack(s) to allow for the time you are planning
to record on the camcorder. Note that the battery pack discharges faster in a cold environment.
The charging time will vary depending on the remaining battery level.
About the battery pack
The benefits of the battery pack: the Battery pack is small but has a large power capacity.
It should be recharged at temperatures between 50°F ~ 86°F (10°C ~ 30°C). However, when
it is exposed to cold temperatures (below 32°F (0°C)), its usage time is reduced and it may
cease to function. If this happens, place the battery pack in your pocket or any other warm,
protected place for a short time, then reattach it to the camcorder.
• 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.
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Maintaining the battery pack
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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. If you do not use the camcorder for an extended time period, keep it with the
battery completely depleted.
To save battery power, you can set the "Auto Power Off" function, which turns off the
camcorder if there is no operation for 5 minutes. To disable this option, change the setting of
"Auto Power Off" to "Off". ²page 81
When not using the camcorder for an extended period: It is recommended that you fully
charge the battery pack once every 6 months, attach it to the camcorder and use it up: then
remove the battery pack and store it in a 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 governed by storage, operating and environmental conditions.
•
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 use it indoors.
Make the same connections as you do when charging the battery pack. ²page 15
Use only Samsung-approved battery packs.
Do not use batteries from other manufacturers because there is a danger of overheating, fire or
explosion. Samsung is not responsible for problems occurring due to using unapproved batteries.
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Before detaching the power source, make sure that the camcorder’s power is turned off.
Failure to do so can result in camcorder malfunction.
Use a nearby wall outlet when using the AC power adaptor. Disconnect the AC power adaptor
from the wall outlet immediately if any malfunction occurs while using your camcorder.
Do not use the AC power adaptor in a narrow space, such as between a wall and furniture.
Be sure to use the specified AC power adaptor to power the camcorder.
Using other AC power adaptors could cause electric shock or result in fire.
The AC power adaptor can be used around the world. An AC plug adaptor is required in some
foreign countries. If you need one, purchase it from your distributor.
BASIC OPERATION OF YOUR CAMCORDER
This section explains the basic techniques of recording videos or photos and also basic settings on your
camcorder. Set the appropriate operation mode according to your preference using Power
and Mode
buttons.
Power
button
Mode
button
Turning the camcorder on or off
You can turn the power on or off by pressing the Power
1. Open the LCD screen and press the Power
2. To turn off the camcorder, press the Power
button.
button to turn on the camcorder.
button.
Setting the operating modes
You can switch the operating mode in the following order each time you press the Mode
button: Record mode Play mode
Mode
Record mode
Play mode
Functions
To record videos or photos.
To play videos or photos, or edit them.
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 start-up
display. Select your geographical location and set the date and time. ²page 28
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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This camcorder provides one record mode for both video and photo recordings.
You can easily record videos or photos in the same mode without having to switch modes.
One play mode is also provided for video and photo recordings.
When the camcorder is turned on, the self-diagnosis function operates and a message may appear.
In this case, refer to "Warning indicators and messages" (on pages 100-102) and take corrective
action.
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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:
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The camcorder switches to sleep mode when the LCD screen is closed.
In Playback mode (Includes the thumbnail view mode):
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The camcorder switches to the sleep mode when the LCD screen is closed, and then if idle for
more than 5 minutes the camcorder turns off. However, if "Auto Power Off: 5 Min" is set, the
camcorder turns off after 5 minutes. ²page 81
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.
Sleep mode
LCD screen is closed
LCD screen is open
Green Blink
After 5 minutes
CHG
Video
0:00:55
Photo
1/10
Move
Play
<When the power is on>
<Sleep mode>
Auto LCD Off / Auto Power Off
STBY 0:00:00 [475Min]
9999
STBY 0:00:00 [475Min]
After 2 minutes
< In the STBY mode>
After 3 minutes
9999
<LCD screen is darkened>
0:00:00 [475Min]
<Power off>
0:00:00 [475Min]
After 5 minutes
<During recording>
<LCD screen is darkened>
The LCD brightness is controlled after regular period to prevent unnecessary power
consumption by following settings: "Auto LCD Off: On", "Auto Power Off: 5 Min"
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• The power saving mode does not work in the following situations:
- When the camcorder has a DC power cable connection. (AC power adaptor, USB cable)
- 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.
LCD SCREEN INDICATORS
Video and Photo record mode
1
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2
4
STBY 0:00:00 [475Min]
9999
1Sec /
Hr
Time Lapse Recording
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1 Time Lapse REC *
2 Operating mode ( STBY (Standby) /
(Recording))
3 Time counter (video recording time /
remaining recordable time)
4 Photo image counter
(total number of recordable photos)
5 Storage media (Memory card or built-in
memory (SMX-C24 only))
6 Battery info. (Remaining battery level)
7 Photo Resolution / Video Resolution
8 Anti-Shake (HDIS)
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LCD Enhancer *
Back Light
Wind Cut
Fader *
Zoom (Optical zoom / Digital zoom)
Date/Time Display
Time Zone (Visit)
Digital Effect
EV (Exposure value)*
Manual Focus * / Face Detection *
iSCENE / Smart Auto
Record mode
The above screen is an example for explanation: It is different from the actual display.
The on-screen indicators are based on an 16GB SDHC memory card capacity.
Functions marked with * will not be kept when the camcorder is turned off and on again.
For enhanced performance, the display indications and the order are subject to change without
prior notice.
This camcorder provides one combined video and photo record mode. You can easily
record videos or photos in the same mode without having to change it.
The total number of recordable photos is counted based on available space on the storage media.
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LCD SCREEN INDICATORS
Video and Photo record mode: Shortcut menu (OK Guide)
STBY 0:00:00 [475Min]
9999
5
4
3
2
1 Quick View
2 Focus* (Auto Focus/Face Detection/Manual
Focus)
3 Shortcut menu (OK Guide) / Return
4 EV (Exposure value)*
5 iSCENE
1
Video and Photo record mode: Shortcut menu (Manual)
1
2
3
4
5
STBY 0:00:00 [475Min]
9999
5
4
Manual Control Bar/ Value
Menu name
Shortcut menu (OK Guide) / Return
Value adjust (down)
Value adjust (up)
3
EV
0
2
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The illustration above shows the EV (Exposure Value) screen.
Functions marked with * will not be kept when the camcorder restarts.
The shortcut menu (OK guide) represents the most frequently accessed functions according to the
selected mode. Pressing the OK button will display a shortcut menu of frequently used functions
on the LCD screen.
Video Play mode : Thumbnail View
1
2
3
4
5
100-0006
Video
0:00:55
1/10
6
7
13
8
1
12
Photo
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Move
Play
4
10
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
Video Play mode
Recorded time
Copy Selected (SMX-C24 only)
Storage media (Memory card or
built-in memory (SMX-C24 only))
Battery info (Remaining battery level)
Now/ Total file number
Error File
Scroll bar
Share mark
Delete Selected
Button Guide
Edit (Combine)
Protection
Video Play mode : Single View
1
2
3
4
0:00:00/0:00:55
5
12
6
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7
8
10
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1 Video Play mode
2 Play Status ( Play ( ) / Pause ( ZZ )/
) / Frame-bySearch playback (
/
frame playback ( ZZ / ZZ ) / Slow motion
playback ( Z / Z))
3 Time code (Elapsed time / Recorded time)
4 Storage media (Memory card or built-in
memory (SMX-C24 only))
5 Battery info (Remaining battery level)
6 Video Resolution
7 Protection
8 LCD Enhancer
9 File Name (File number)
10 Date/Time Display
11 Share mark
12 Play Option
Video Play mode : Shortcut menu (OK Guide)
0:00:00/0:00:55
5
4
3
2
1
Multi View
100-0001
1 Move to next file / Forward playback
(Next skip playback/Forward playback
search/Forward slow playback/
Frame-by-frame playback) ²page 27
2 Volume Down
3 Play ( ) / Pause ( ZZ )
4 Move to previous file / Reverse playback
( Previous Skip Playback/Reverse
Playback Search/Reverse slow playback/
Frame-by-frame playback) ²page 27
5 Volume Up
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LCD SCREEN INDICATORS
Video Play mode : Single View (Volume)
1 Date/Time
2 Volume Bar
0:00:00/0:00:55
2
1
100-0001
01/JAN/2010 00:00
Photo Play mode: Thumbnail View
1
2
Photo
3
100-0006
4
1/10
5
6
7
10
8
9
Video
Move
Full View
1 Photo Play mode
2 Protection
3 Storage media (Memory card or built-in
memory (SMX-C24 only))
4 Battery info (Remaining battery level)
5 Now/ Total file number
6 Error File
7 Scroll bar
8 Delete Selected
9 Button Guide
10 Copy Selected (SMX-C24 only)
3
Photo Play mode : Single View
1
2
3
4
5
1/10
6
7
12
8
11
10
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Multi View
100-0001
9
1 Photo Play mode
2 Slide Show
3 Image counter (current image / total
number of recorded images)
4 Storage media (Memory card or built-in
memory (SMX-C24 only))
5 Battery info (Remaining battery level)
6 Photo resolution
7 Protection
8 LCD Enhancer
9 File Name (file number)
10 OK Guide (Next image)
11 Shortcut menu (OK Guide) / Return
12 OK Guide (Previous image)
TURNING THE SCREEN INDICATORS ON/OFF
You can switch the on-screen information display mode.
Switching the information display mode :
•
Press the Display
button while the camcorder is on.
The full and minimum display modes will alternate.
Full display mode: All relevant information will appear.
Minimum display mode: Only operating status indicators will appear.
STBY 0:00:00 [475Min]
STBY
9999
<Full display mode>
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<Minimum display mode>
If the camcorder has warning information, a warning message will appear.
In the menu screen, the Display
button will be deactivated.
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SHORTCUT MENU (OK GUIDE)
The Shortcut menu (OK guide) represents the most frequently
accessed functions according to the selected mode.
OK
+For example: Setting iSCENE in the Record mode using the Shortcut menu (OK guide).
1. Press the OK button in STBY mode.
• Shortcut menu (OK guide) is displayed.
2. Press the Control button () to select "iSCENE" mode.
• It displays the iSCENE mode menu, where you can press the
Control button ( / ) to select the desired submenu item.
3. Press the OK button to confirm your selection.
• Press the OK button to exit the shortcut menu.
• The selected submenu item indicator (
) will display on the
screen.
STBY 0:00:00 [475Min]
9999
STBY 0:00:00 [475Min]
Sports
Recording people or objects in
motion
Exit
Move
Select
STBY 0:00:00 [475Min]
9999
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The shortcut menu (OK guide) cannot be used in the Smart Auto mode.
Before selecting a menu item, please check out that you set the appropriate mode first.
Shortcut function using the Control buttons
OK
1. Press the Control button (// / ) to select the desired menu.
You can easily operate the menu by using the Control button.
2. The Control button operates various functions depending on the
selected mode.
3. You can access the Shortcut menu directly using the OK button.
Play mode
Button
Record (
/
) mode
- Access the shortcut menu
- Confirm selection
- Exit the shortcut menu
Video Play (
) mode
- Shortcut menu (OK guide) is
displayed
- Playback / Pause
Photo Play
(
) mode
Menu
selection
Single image
playback
Confirms
selection
OK
OK
OK
iSCENE
Zoom (wide)
lncrease the volume
lncrease
the volume
Moves the
(During the Music cursor up
Slide Show)
Focus
Zoom (tele)
Decrease the volume
Decrease
Moves
the volume
the cursor
(During the Music
down
Slide Show)
EV
- Search playback RPS
(Reverse Playback Search) rate:
x2¢x4¢x8¢x16
- Previous Skip Playback
- Frame-by-frame playback
- Slow motion playback
(Reverse slow playback) Rate:
x1/2¢x1/4¢x1/8¢x1/16
Previous image
Moves
to the
previous
menu
Quick View
- Search playback FPS
(Forward Playback Search) rate:
x2¢x4¢x8¢x16
- Next Skip Playback
- Frame-by-frame playback
- Slow motion playback
(Forward slow playback) Rate:
x1/2¢x1/4¢x1/8¢x1/16
Next image
Moves to
the next
menu
UP
OK
DOWN
OK
LEFT
OK
RIGHT
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INITIAL SETTING : TIME ZONE, DATE AND TIME &
OSD LANGUAGE
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Initial setting is available in all operating modes.
To read the menus or messages in your desired language, set the OSD language.
To store the date and time during recording, set the time zone and date/time.
Turning the power on and setting the date and time
Set the date and time when using the camcorder for the first time. If you do not set date and
time, the date and time (time zone) screen appears every time you turn on your camcorder.
button to turn
1. Open the LCD Screen and press the Power
on the camcorder.
• When you turn on your camcorder for the first time, the Time
Zone screen appears based on London, Lisbon.
(Greenwich Mean Time)
• You can also set the "Time Zone : Home" in the "Settings"
menu. ²page 74
2. Select your geographical area with Control button ( / ),
then press the OK button.
• The "Date/Time Set" screen appears.
3. Select the date and time information, and change the setting
values by using the Control button (// / ).
4. Make sure the clock is correctly set, and then press the OK button.
Tip
Home
London, Lisbon
Home: GMT 00:00
01/JAN/2010 00:00
Date/Time Set
Date/Time Set
Home
Day Month Year Hour Min
01 / JAN / 2010
00 : 00
Visit : 01/JAN/2010 00:00
Back
Move
OK
Turning the date and time display on/off
To switch the date and time display on or off, access the menu and change the Date/Time Display
mode. ²page 76
Simple setting of the clock by time difference
You can easily set the clock to the local time by setting a time difference when using your camcorder
abroad. Select "Time Zone" on the menu, then set the time difference. ²page 74
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The year can be set up to 2037, using the "Home" menu.
According to the Daylight Savings time setting, the year may be displayed "2009" or "2038."
Activating the icon ( ) forwards the time by 1 hour.
Rechargeable built-in battery
- The rechargeable battery is built in the camcorder to maintain the basic settings (date, time,
etc.) even if the camcorder is turned off.
- The settings are initialized if the battery is run out or discharged. In this case, set the date and
time again after charging the battery pack.
- Battery capacity decreases over time and through repeated use. If the battery is dead and not
recharged, contact a SAMSUNG authorized service centre.
Selecting the OSD language
You can select the language to display the menu screen or messages. The language setting is
retained when the camcorder is powered off.
1. Press the MENU button.
• The menu screen appears.
STBY 0:00:00 [475Min]
Settings
2. Press the Control button ( / ) to select "Settings."
• The menus in "Settings" mode will appear.
3. Press the Control button ( / ) to select "Language", and
then press the OK button.
4. Press the Control button ( / ) to select the desired OSD
language, and then press the OK button.
Default Set
Version
Language
Exit
Select
STBY 0:00:00 [475Min]
Settings
Default Set
English
Version
5. Press the MENU button to exit the menu.
• The OSD language is refreshed in the selected language.
Language
Exit
Français
Move
Select
Submenu items
/ Français / Deutsch / Italiano / Español / Português /
English /
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Even if battery pack or AC power are removed, the language setting will be preserved.
The "Language" options may be changed without prior notice.
The date and time format may change depending on the selected language.
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SELECTING THE STORAGE MEDIA (SMX-C24 ONLY)
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You can record on the built-in memory or a memory card, so you should select the desired storage media
before starting recording or playback.
You can use SDHC and SD cards on your camcorder. (Some cards are not compatible depending on the
memory card manufacturer and memory card type.)
Before inserting or ejecting the memory card, turn the camcorder off.
Selecting the storage media
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Press the MENU button.
• The menu list will appear.
Press the Control button ( / ) to select "Settings."
Press the Control button ( / ) to select "Storage Type",
then press the OK button.
Press the Control button ( / ) to select "Memory" or
"Card", then press the OK button.
• "Memory": When using the built-in memory.
• "Card": When using a memory card.
Press the MENU button to exit.
STBY 0:00:00 [475Min]
Settings
:
Storage Type
Storage Info
Format
Exit
Select
STBY 0:00:00 [475Min]
Settings
Storage Type
Storage Info
Memory
Card
Format
Exit
Move
Select
Using the built-in memory (SMX-C24 only)
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Because this camcorder has an embedded 16GB (SMX-C24 only) memory, it is not
necessary to buy extra storage media. This makes recording/playback more convenient.
Using a memory card (not supplied)
This camcorder has a card slot for access to SD and SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity).
You can use SDHC and SD cards on your camcorder.
- Some cards are not compatible depending on a memory card manufacturer and memory
card type.
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Never format the built-in memory or memory card using a PC.
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If you insert a memory card when the camcorder is on, the pop-up message will prompt you
automatically to select the storage type. (SMX-C24 only)
If there is no memory card inserted, only the built-in memory will be available. (SMX-C24 only)
INSERTING / EJECTING THE MEMORY CARD
Inserting a memory card
1. Turn the camcorder off.
2. Slide and open the battery/memory card
cover as shown in the diagram.
3. Insert the memory card into the memory
card slot until it softly clicks in the direction
of the arrow shown in the diagram.
4. Close the cover.
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Ejecting a memory card
1. Turn the camcorder off.
2. Slide and open the battery/memory card
cover as shown in the diagram.
3. Slightly push the memory card inwards to
pop it out.
4. Pull the memory card out of the memory
card slot and close the cover.
As shown in the diagram, be sure to insert the memory card with the label facing right.
Do not format the memory card on a PC.
Do not eject a memory card during operations such as recording, playback, formatting, deleting,
and editing. Doing so may damage the storage media or data.
Be careful not to push the memory card too hard. The memory card may suddenly pop out.
If this is a new memory card, a card formatted by another device, or a card containing data stored
by another device, format the card. ²page 73
Formatting erases all data on the memory card.
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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SELECTING A SUITABLE MEMORY CARD
A memory card is a compact portable storage media.
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.
• Compatible memory card capacity:
SD: 512MB~2GB, SDHC: 4~32GB
• Compatible recording media:
The following recording media have been
recommended for use with this camcorder.
Others are not recommended, so buy such
products with caution.
SDHC/SD memory cards:
By Panasonic, SanDisk, and TOSHIBA.
• If other media are used, they may fail to
record data correctly, or they may lose data
that has already been recorded. For video
recording, use a memory card that supports
faster write speed (at least 2MB/sec).
• 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.
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Usable Memory Card
(512MB~32GB)
Terminals
Protection tab
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SD
SDHC
SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity)
Memory Card
• The SDHC card is a higher version
(Ver.2.00) of SD card and supports
capacity above 2GB.
• Due to a change File Allocation System
and physical specifications, the SDHC
memory card cannot be used with
current SD-enabled host devices. The
SDHC memory card can be used with
SDHC-enabled host devices which
carry a SDHC logo on the device itself
or on its operation manual.
Common cautions for memory card
Damaged data may not be recovered.
It is recommended you make a backup of important data on the hard disk
of your PC.
• Turning the power off or removing a
memory card during operations 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.
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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, drop, or cause strong
impact to the card.
• Do not use or store at high temperatures, in
humidity or a dusty environment.
• Do not bring foreign substances on the
memory card terminals. Use a soft dry cloth
to clean the terminals if required.
• Do not paste anything other than exclusive
label on the label pasting portion.
• Be careful to keep the memory card out of
the reach of children, who might swallow it.
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The camcorder supports SD/SDHC
memory cards for data storage.
• The data storage speed may differ,
depending on the manufacturer and
production system.
• Users using a lower write speed
memory card for recording a video
may have difficulties storing the
video on the memory card. You can
even lose your video data during the
recording.
• In an attempt to preserve every bit of
the recorded video, the camcorder
forcibly stores the video on the
memory card and displays a warning:
"Low speed card. Please record
at a lower resolution."
To facilitate video recording, you are
recommended to use a memory card
that supports faster write speed.
• If you are forced to use a low speed
memory card, resolution of the recording may be lower than the set value.
However, the higher the resolution, the
more memory will be used.
• For optimal performance of the
camcorder, ensure that you purchase
a fast speed memory card.
SD
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MMC (Multi Media Card) and MMC Plus are not supported.
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.
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RECORDABLE TIME AND CAPACITY
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The following shows the camcorder’s maximum recording time and number of images according to the
resolution/ memory capacity.
For recording videos and photos, please note the approximate maximum limits.
Recordable time for videos
Media
Capacity
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TV Super Fine (
Web Fine (
Web Normal (
1GB
2GB
4GB
8GB
16GB
32GB
380 min.
23 min.
47 min.
95 min.
190 min.
380 min.
760 min.
Memory Card
720x576 (50i)
480 min.
30 min.
60 min.
120 min.
240 min.
480 min.
960 min.
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720x576 (50i)
620 min.
38 min.
77 min.
155 min.
310 min.
620 min.
1,240 min.
640x480 (25p)
480 min.
30 min.
60 min.
120 min.
240 min.
480 min.
960 min.
)
640x480 (25p)
620 min.
38 min.
77 min.
155 min.
310 min.
620 min.
1,240 min.
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TV Fine (
TV Normal (
720x576 (50i)
Built-in
memory*
16GB
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(Unit: Approximate minutes of recording)
Recordable number of photos
Media
Capacity
Mode
Resolution
800x600
4:3
1600x1200
848x480
16:9
1696x960
* Built-in memory for SMX-C24 only.
Built-in
memory*
Memory Card
16GB
1GB
2GB
4GB
8GB
16GB
32GB
9,999
9,999
9,999
9,999
1,920
760
1,920
760
3,840
1,530
3,840
1,530
7,680
3,040
7,680
3,040
9,999
6,080
9,999
6,080
9,999
9,999
9,999
9,999
9,999
9,999
9,999
9,999
(Unit: Approximate number of images)
1GB= 1,000,000,000 bytes : actual formatted capacity may be less as the internal firmware uses a
portion of the memory.
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The figures in the table may differ depending on the actual recording conditions and subject.
The higher the Resolution, the more memory is used.
High resolution images occupy more memory space than low resolution images. If the higher
resolution is selected, there is less space to record videos in the memory.
The bit rate automatically adjusts to the recording image. Accordingly, the recording time may vary.
Memory cards of bigger than 32GB in capacity may not work properly.
The maximum size of a video (H.264/AVC) file that can be recorded at one time is 1.8GB.
You can store up to 9,999 videos or photos in one folder. A maximum of 999 folders can be used.
The recording length of a Time Lapse REC may vary depending on settings.
recording
Basic procedures to record a videos or photos are described below and on the following pages.
RECORDING VIDEOS
The camcorder provides two Recording start/stop
buttons. One is on the rear side of the camcorder and the
other one is on the LCD panel. Select the one that works
best for you.
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4.
Open the LCD screen and press the Power
button to turn on the
camcorder.
• Connect a power source to the camcorder. ²page 15
(A battery pack or an AC power adaptor)
• Set the appropriate storage media. ²page 30 (SMX-C24 only)
(If you want to record on a memory card, insert the memory card.)
Check the subject on the LCD screen.
Press the Recording start/stop button.
• The recording indicator (
) will display and recording will start.
• To stop recording, press the Recording start/stop button again.
When recording is finished, turn the camcorder off.
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Samsung is not responsible for any loss or damages due to the memory card problem such as
saving failures and abnormal playbacks.
Beware that you can not recover a damaged recorded data.
Do not disconnect the power source (battery pack, AC adaptor) during a recording.
Otherwise, it may cause damage to the storage media or data corruption.
For on-screen information display. ²page 21
Eject the battery pack when you have finished recording to prevent unnecessary battery power consumption.
For various functions available when you record videos. ²pages 45~58
During recording, some button operations are unavailable. (Mode
button, MENU button, etc.)
Sound is recorded from the internal stereo microphone on the front of the camcorder. Take care
that this microphone is not blocked.
Before recording an important video, make sure to test the recording function to check if there is
any problem with the audio and video recording.
Do not operate the Power
button or remove the memory card while accessing the storage
media. Doing so may damage the storage media or the data on the storage media.
LCD screen brightness and colour can be adjusted from the menu. Adjusting the brightness or
colour of the LCD screen does not affect the image to be recorded. ²page 77
This camcorder provides one combined video and photo record mode.
You can easily record videos or photos in the same mode without having to change it.
You cannot use a locked memory card for recording. You will see a message saying recording is
disabled due to the lock.
You can switch the play mode to the record mode by pressing the Recording start/stop or
Mode
button.
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.
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QUICK VIEW FUNCTION IN THE RECORD MODE
OK
Using the Quick View function, you can view the most
recently recorded video or photo image right after your
recording.
1. Press the OK button in STBY mode right after your recording.
• Shortcut menu (OK guide) is displayed on the LCD screen.
2. Press the Control button () to view the most recent video
(or photo) you have recorded.
• After the Quick view is finished, your camcorder switches back
to the STBY mode.
• During a Quick view, use the Control buttons (/ /) and
the OK button for playback search or deleting the current file.
STBY 0:00:00 [475Min]
9999
0:00:00/0:00:55
Quick View
Exit
100-0001
The Quick View function is not available in the following conditions:
- If the mode has been changed after the recording or the camcorder is connected USB cable
- If the camcorder has been restarted after the recording
- After playing Quick View
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Quick View is played at a normal speed, and FF/REW/F.ADV/Slow functions can be used as the
same when playback the video. ²page 42
Volume control is not available while the playback of Quick View.
You cannot select the Quick View while Smart Auto mode is in operation.
If you press the Recording start/stop button or Zoom lever during the Quick View playback, the
playback is stopped and switches to the STBY mode.
RECORDING WITH EASE FOR BEGINNERS : SMART AUTO MODE
User-friendly Smart Auto optimizes your camcorder to the
recording conditions automatically, providing beginners with
the best performance.
1. In STBY mode, press the SMART AUTO
button.
• The Smart Auto (
) and Anti-Shake (HDIS) (
indicators appear on the LCD screen.
STBY 0:00:00 [475Min]
)
2. Align your subject in the frame.
• The camcorder selects a scene automatically.
• An appropriate mode icon will appear at the top left of the
screen.
9999
STBY 0:00:00 [475Min]
9999
Appears when recording
objects in broad daylight.
Appears when recording
objects in landscapes.
Appears when recording
objects in bright backgrounds.
Appears when recording
objects in landscapes at night.
3.
Appears in recording
portraits at night.
Appears when recording
objects indoors.
Appears when recording
portraits.
Appears when recording
close-up objects.
<Recording portrait>
Press the Recording start/stop button to record videos.
To record photos, press the Photo button.
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Buttons not available in Smart Auto operation: MENU button / OK button/ etc.
When using buttons unavailable in Smart Auto mode, the message "Release the Smart Auto"
appears on the screen. To use these functions, release the Smart Auto mode first.
You cannot set or release the Smart Auto mode during recording.
The camcorder may not detect the Portrait mode when recording a face, depending on a position
of the face or brightness.
According to light, distance between subjects and camcorder-shake, the camcorder can detect
the same scene differently.
When recording more than one scenes at the same time, Smart Auto prioritizes as below:
Night Portrait > Portrait > Macro > White > Landscape > Night > Indoor For example,
a) If portrait and Indoor can be applied at the same time, then portrait is selected and corresponding
icon displays.
b) If night portrait and night are applied at the same time, then night portrait is selected and corresponding icon displays.
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TAKING PHOTOS
This function Captures a moving subject instantly and saves the
scene as a photo image. You can take photos with the Photo
button.
1. Open the LCD Screen and press the Power
button to turn
on the camcorder.
• Set the appropriate storage media. (SMX-C24 only) ²page 30
(If you want to record on a memory card, insert the memory
card.)
2. Check the subject on the LCD screen.
3. Press the Photo button.
• Shutter sound is heard. Photo indicators
appear on
the screen, and the photo image is recorded.
• While saving a photo image to the storage media, you cannot
take the next photo.
4. When taking photos is finished, turn the camcorder off.
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Maximum number of recordable images may vary depending on the subject and resolution setup.
Audio will not be recorded with the photo image on the storage media.
If the focus is not clear enough, adjust it manually.
LCD screen brightness and colour can be adjusted from the menu. Adjusting the brightness or
colour of the LCD screen does not affect the image to be recorded. ²page 77
Do not turn off the camcorder or remove the memory card when taking photos as it may damage
the storage media or data.
Photo image files recorded by your camcorder conform to the “DCF (Design rule for Camera
File system)” universal standard established by the JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information
Technology Industries Association).
DCF is an integrated image-file format for digital cameras: Image files can be used on all
digital devices conforming to DCF.
Available photo image resolutions are 1696X960 and 848X480 in 16:9 aspect ratio, while 1600X1200
and 800X600 are available in 4:3 aspect ratio. (To switch to 4:3, release 16:9 mode.) ²page 47
This camcorder provides one combined video and photo record mode. You can easily
record videos or photos in the same mode without having to change it.
ZOOMING IN AND OUT
W
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T
Use the zoom function for close-up or wide-angle
recording. This camcorder allows you to record
using optical 10x power zoom and 1200x digital
zoom.
OK
You can zoom with the zoom lever or the Control (W/T) button on the LCD panel.
Zoom magnification over 10x is done through digital image processing, and is therefore called
digital zoom. Digital zooming is possible up to 1200x.
Set "Digital Zoom" to "On." ²page 55
To zoom out
To zoom in
Slide the Zoom lever towards W (wide-angle).
(Or press the Control button () on the LCD
panel.)
Slide the Zoom lever towards T (telephoto).
(Or press the Control button () on the LCD
panel.)
OK
OK
W: Wide-angle
W
Tip
T
T: Telephoto
W
T
When using the zoom function, its speed can be decreased by slowly moving the Zoom (W/T) lever.
A fast moving increases the zoom speed. However, the Zoom (W/T) button on the display cannot adjust
the zoom speed.
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The minimum possible distance between camcorder and subject while maintaining sharp focus is
about 5cm (about 1.96 inch) for wide-angle and 1m (about 39.4 inch) for telephoto.
Zooming during a recording may record operation sound of the zoom lever or zoom button.
Optical zoom preserves image quality, but during digital zoom the image quality may suffer.
Fast zooming or zooming in a far subject may cause slow focus. In this case, use "Manual
Focus." ²page 51
It is recommended to use "Anti-Shake (HDIS)" with handheld recording if the subject is zoomed
in and enlarged. ²page 52
Frequent use of the zoom function consumes more power.
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playback
You can view recorded videos and photos in thumbnail index view and play them in various ways.
In the thumbnail index view, you can directly select and display a desired image without using fast
forwarding and rewinding.
CHANGING THE PLAYBACK MODE
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Pressing the Mode
button changes the operation mode to Record ( / ) and Play (
)
mode in turn.
The recorded videos or photos are displayed in thumbnail index view. According to the previous
record mode, recordings will be stored in videos or photos thumbnail index view, respectively.
When switching to Play mode after recording a video, the videos thumbnail index view appears.
When switching to Play mode after recording a photo, the photos thumbnail index view appears.
How to change between video and photo thumbnail view.
• You can simply switch between video and photo thumbnail view using the zoom lever.
<Record mode>
STBY 0:00:00 [475Min]
9999
<Video play mode>
<Photo play mode>
Photo
Video
0:00:55
1/10
1/10
W
Photo
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Move
Play
T
Video
Move
Full View
PLAYING VIDEOS
This function works only in Video Play mode.
You can find a desired video clip quickly using the thumbnail
index view.
PRECHECK!
Set the appropriate storage media. (SMX-C24 only) ²page 30
(If you want to playback images on a memory card, insert a memory card.)
1. Press the Mode
button to select the Play mode.
Video
0:00:55
• The thumbnail index view appears. The thumbnail highlight is
on the latest created or played file.
• Playing time of the selected file and moving thumbnail appear
on the screen.
Photo
Move
2. Select the Video thumbnail index view screen.
0:00:00/0:00:55
• You can simply switch between video and photo thumbnail
view using the zoom lever.
3. Use the Control button ( / / / ) to select the desired
videos, and then press the OK button.
• Shortcut menu for playback will be displayed for a while.
Multi View
• The selected videos are played according to the Play Option
setting. ²page 59
• To stop playback and return to the thumbnail index view, move the zoom lever.
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Play
100-0001
If there is no file stored to view, the message "Empty" appears.
Video files may not playback on the camcorder in the following cases:
- Video files edited or renamed on a PC
- Video files recorded by devices other than the camcorder
- Video file formats that are not supported
The built-in speaker automatically turns off when the Audio/Video cable is connected to the
camcorder. (When connected to external devices, volume adjustment should be done on the
connected external device.)
You can playback recorded videos on a PC or a TV. ²pages 88, 95
You can upload recorded videos or photos to YouTube, Flickr or Facebook using Intelli-studio.
²page 89
For various functions available during playback, see "playback options."²pages 59~69
Use the Quick View function if you want to preview the last recorded videos or photos. ²page 36
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playback
Adjusting the volume
Press the Control button ( / ) to increase or decrease the volume.
• The volume bar disappears after approx. 3 seconds.
• You can hear the recorded sound from the built-in speaker.
• The level can be set to anywhere between 0 and 10.
(If you close the LCD screen while playing, you will not hear the sound
from the speaker.)
• The volume bar does not appear when Audio/Video cable jack is
inserted.
0:00:00/0:00:55
Multi View
0:00:00/0:00:55
Various Playback Operations
Still playback (pause) ( / ZZ)
• Press the OK button during playback.
- To resume normal playback, press the OK button again.
Search playback (
/
)
• During playback, press and hold the Control button () for forward search
or the Control button () for reverse search.
• Pressing the Control button ( /) to repeatedly increases the search
speed for each direction.
- RPS (Reverse Playback Search) rate: x2¢x4¢x8¢x16
- FPS (Forward Playback Search) rate: x2¢x4¢x8¢x16
• To resume normal playback, press the OK button.
100-0001
100-0001
0:00:00/0:00:55
Multi View
100-0001
0:00:10/0:00:55
Skip playback ( Z / Z )
100-0001
• During playback, press the Control button () to locate the start point of the
next file. Pressing the Control button () repeatedly skips files in forward direction.
• During playback, press the Control button () to locate the start point of the current file.
Pressing the Control button () repeatedly skips files in reverse direction.
• Press the Control button () within 3 seconds from the start point, and the first image of the previous file
is skipped.
Frame-by-frame playback (ZZ / ZZ)
• In pause mode, use the Control button ( /) to play the video forward or backward one frame at a time.
- To resume normal playback, press the OK button.
Slow motion playback (Z / Z)
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During pause, holding the Control button ( /) reduces the playback speed.
During slow motion playback, pressing the Control button ( /) change the playback speed.
- Forward slow playback rate: x1/2 ¢ x1/4 ¢ x1/8 ¢ x1/16
- Reverse slow playback rate: x1/2 ¢ x1/4 ¢ x1/8 ¢ x1/16
- To resume normal playback, press the OK button.
Recorded sound is not heard in slow motion playback.
VIEWING PHOTOS
This function works only in Photo Play mode.
You can find and view desired photos quickly using the
thumbnail index view.
PRECHECK!
Set the appropriate storage media. (SMX-C24 only) ²page 30
(If you want to playback images on a memory card, insert a memory card.)
1. Press the Mode
button to select the Play mode.
• The thumbnail index view appears. The thumbnail highlight is
on the latest created or played file.
2. Select the Photo thumbnail index view screen.
• You can simply switch between video and photo thumbnail
view using the zoom lever.
3. Use the Control button (// /) to select the desired photos,
and then press the OK button.
• Shortcut menu for playback will be displayed for a while.
• To view the previous/next photo, press the Control button
( /).
• To return to the thumbnail index view, move the zoom lever.
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Video
Move
Full View
1/10
100-0001
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.
The Quick View function is used if you want to preview the last recorded photos. ²page 36
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recording options
CHANGING THE MENU SETTINGS
OK
You can change the menu settings to customise
your camcorder. Access the desired menu screen by
following the steps below and change the various
settings.
MENU
STBY 0:00:00 [475Min]
1. Open the LCD Screen and press the Power
button to turn on the
camcorder.
button to select the play mode.
2. Press the Mode
3. Press the MENU button.
• The menu screen appears on the LCD screen.
4. Press the Control button ( / ) to select "Focus."
5. Select the desired item with the Control button ( / , OK).
• Adjust the set value according to the selected items.
• Adjust the focus with the Control button ( / ) for "Manual
Focus."
• Press the MENU button to exit the menu.
•
•
Focus
Auto
Face Detection
Manual
Exit
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Manual Focus
You cannot select the dimmed menu items during setting menus.
For detailed information about the dimmed menu item, see 'Troubleshooting'. ²page 108
From the next page, the setting guide is presented under the basic state for your easy
understanding. The setting steps varies depending on the setting status of your camcorder.
RECORDING MENU ITEMS
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•
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Accessing items in the menu depends on the operation mode.
For operation details, see the corresponding page. ²pages 45~58
Items
iSCENE
Video Resolution
Photo Resolution
16:9 Wide
EV
Back Light
Focus
Anti-Shake (HDIS)
Digital Effect
Fader
Wind Cut
Digital Zoom
Time Lapse REC
Guideline
Settings
Record mode
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Default value
Auto
TV Fine
1696x960 (16:9)
On
0
Off
Auto
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
-
● : Possible
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46
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48
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50
52
53
54
55
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58
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iSCENE
This camcorder automatically sets the shutter speed and aperture according to the subject brightness for
optimum recording: You can also specify one of various modes depending on subject conditions, recording
environment or purpose of filming.
1. Press the MENU button Control button ( / ) "iSCENE."
2. Select the desired submenu item with the Control button ( / )
OK button.
3. Press the MENU button to exit the menu.
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iSCENE
Auto
Sports
Portrait
Exit
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Submenu items
• Auto: You can shoot images in Auto adjustment
mode.
): Reduces blurring when recording
• Sports (
rapidly moving subjects such as in golf or tennis.
If the Sports mode is used under a fluorescent
light, the image may flicker. In this case, use the
Auto mode for recording.
): Creates a shallow depth of field
• Portrait (
so that the person or subject appears against
a softened background. The portrait mode is
most effective when used outdoors. EV value is
automatically adjusted to the optimal.
• Spotlight (
): Prevents overexposure of
subject portrait face, etc. when strong light
strikes the subject, as in a wedding or on stage.
• Beach (
): Where sunlight is intense like a
beach.
Tip The iSCENE also can be set in the shortcut
menu. ²page 26
• Snow (
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
): Where reflection of light is intense
like a snowfield.
High Speed (
): Reduces blurring objects in
rapid motion.
Food (
): Recording close-up objects in high
saturation.
Waterfall (
): In condition as waterfall or
fountain.
Daylight (
): Recording in broad daylight.
Cloudy (
): Recording under cloudy weather.
Fluorescent (
): Recording under white
fluorescent lamp.
Tungsten (
): Recording under white
tungsten lamp.
Night (
): Recording under low light.
Darkness (
): Recording under extremely
low light.
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Sports
Recording people or objects in
motion
Exit
You can check the selected iSCENE on the on-screen information display.
However, nothing will appear in "Auto" mode.
Move
Select
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recording options
Video Resolution
You can select the resolution of a video to be recorded. This camcorder can record in "TV Super Fine", "TV
Fine", "TV Normal", "Web Fine" and "Web Normal" modes. The "TV Fine" mode is set as the factory
default.
1. Press the MENU button Control button ( / ) "Video Resolution."
2. Select the desired submenu item with the Control button ( / )
OK button.
3. Press the MENU button to exit the menu.
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Video Resolution
TV Super Fine
TV Fine
TV Normal
Exit
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Submenu items
TV Super Fine (
): Videos recorded in 720x576 (50i) resolution at super-fine image quality.
TV Fine (
): Videos recorded in 720x576 (50i) resolution at fine image quality.
TV Normal (
): Videos recorded in 720x576 (50i) resolution at normal image quality.
Web Fine (
): Videos recorded in 640x480 (25p) resolution at fine image quality.
Supports viewing with the optimal resolution on a PC.
): Videos recorded in the 640x480 (25p) resolution at normal image quality.
• Web Normal (
Supports viewing with the optimal resolution on a PC.
•
•
•
•
<PC/Web/Mobile>
"Web Fine"
"Web Normal"
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•
•
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<Normal TV>
"TV Super Fine"
"TV Fine"
"TV Normal"
You can record a scene at five resolution levels: "TV Super Fine", "TV Fine", "TV Normal",
"Web Fine" or "Web Normal." However, the better the resolution is, the more memory is used.
The recording times depend on the resolution of a video to be recorded. ²page 34
Video resolution settings of "Web Fine" and "Web Normal" record movie in 4:3 aspect ratio
even when you set it to 16:9.
Photo Resolution
You can select the resolution of the photo image to be recorded. For detailed image capacity.²page 34
1. Press the MENU button Control button ( / )
"Photo Resolution."
2. Select the desired submenu item with the Control button ( / )
OK button.
3. Press the MENU button to exit the menu.
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Photo Resolution
1696x960 (16:9)
848x480 (16:9)
Exit
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Submenu items
•
•
•
•
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1696x960 (16:9) (
): Records in 1696x960 resolution.
848x480 (16:9) (
): Records in 848x480 resolution.
1600x1200 (4:3) (
): Records in 1600x1200 resolution.
800x600 (4:3) (
): Records in 800x600 resolution.
•
•
•
•
•
Photos recorded by your camcorder may not be displayed in another device if it does not support
the high resolution.
For photo development, the higher the resolution, the finer the image quality.
The number of recordable images varies depending on the recording environment. ²page 34
High resolution images occupy more memory space than low resolution images.
If a higher resolution is selected, there is less space to store photos in the memory.
The submenu items of Photo Resolution vary depending on the selection of the 16:9 Wide function.
16:9 Wide
You can select the desired LCD display aspect ratio for recording or playback (16:9 Wide/4:3 aspect ratio).
1. Press the MENU button Control button ( / ) "16:9 Wide."
2. Select the desired submenu item with the Control button ( / )
OK button.
3. Press the MENU button to exit the menu.
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16:9 Wide
Off
On
Exit
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Submenu items
• Off: Disables the function. Displays the image in 4:3 aspect ratio.
Select to use the standard display aspect ratio of 4:3 on the screen.
• On: Recording and viewing of 16:9 aspect ratio.
•
•
•
In "16:9 Wide" mode, you cannot use the following functions : "Mosaic", "Mirror", "Step
printing" (Digital Effect). If you want to use the following functions, set the "16:9 Wide" menu to
"Off" first.
Please set the aspect ratio before recording. The default setting is "16:9 Wide : On."
Video resolution settings of "Web Fine" and "Web Normal" record video in 4:3 aspect ratio even
when you set it to 16:9.
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recording options
EV (Exposure Value)
The camcorder usually adjusts the exposure automatically.
You can also manually adjust the exposure depending on the recording conditions.
Setting the exposure manually:
When manually setting the exposure, the default setting appears as the value is automatically
adjusted according to the environmental light conditions.
• Press the Control button ( / ) to adjust the exposure while
viewing the image on the LCD screen.
- Confirm your selection by pressing the OK button.
- Exposure value can be set between "-2.0" and "+2.0"
- If you set exposure to manual, the higher the exposure, the
brighter the recorded photo will be.
) indicator
- Exposure value setting will be appeared and (
setting value are displayed.
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EV
Adjust
Exit
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9999
EV
+1.0
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9999
+1.0
Manual exposure is recommended in the following situations :
•
•
•
When shooting using reverse lighting or when the
background is too bright.
When shooting against a reflective natural
background such as at the beach or when skiing.
When the background is overly dark or the subject
is bright.
Darker(-)
Brighter(+)
Neutral(0)
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• The exposure also can be set in the shortcut menu. ²page 27
• The shutter speed also varies automatically depending on the EV value.
Back Light
When the subject is lit from behind, this function will compensate for lighting so that the subject is not too
dark.
1. Press the MENU button Control button ( / ) "Back Light."
2. Select the desired submenu item with the Control button ( / )
OK button.
3. Press the MENU button to exit the menu.
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Back Light
Off
On
Exit
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9999
Submenu items
• Off: Disables the function.
• On (
): Backlight compensation is executed.
Backlight compensation brightens the subject quickly.
Back lighting influences recording when the subject is darker than the background:
• The subject is in front of a window.
• The subject is against a snowy background.
• The subject is outdoors and the background is overcast.
• The light sources are too bright.
• The person to be recorded is wearing white or shiny clothes and
is placed against a bright background:
The person’s face is too dark to distinguish his/her features.
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recording options
Focus
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•
The camcorder usually focuses on a subject automatically (auto-focus).
You can also manually focus on a subject depending on the recording conditions.
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.
): Records under the optimal condition by detecting
faces automatically.
• Manual (
): Manual focusing may be necessary under certain conditions
that make automatic focusing difficult or unreliable.
• Face Detection (
Face detection
It detects and recognises face-like shapes and adjusts focus, colour
and exposure automatically. Also, it adjusts recording conditions
optimised for the face detected.
• Press the Control button ( / ) "Face Detection" OK button.
- Detects a face and shows a frame on it.
The detected face image is optimised automatically.
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Focus
Auto
Face Detection
Manual
Exit
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9999
• The Face Detection indicator (
) and Face Detection frame (
) are not recorded.
• Framing a person’s face while Face Detection is set will adjust focus and exposure to optimal
values automatically.
• Face Detection may not operate depending on the recording conditions. For example, the Face
Detection Frame may appear when framing a "face-like" shape, even when the subject is not a
person's face. If this occurs, turn off the Face Detection feature.
• The Face Detection feature will not work when framing the side of a person's face or operating
while lack of illumination. You must be facing them "head-on" or occupying enough illumination.
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Focusing manually during recording:
This camcorder automatically focuses a subject from close-up to infinity. However, the correct
focus may not be obtained depending on the recording conditions. In this case, use the manual
focus mode.
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1. Press the Control button ( / ) to select "Manual."
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• The manual focus adjustment indicator appears.
2. Press the Control button ( / ) to select the desired indicator to
adjust focus, then press the OK button.
Manual Focus
Focusing on a nearer subject
To focus on a nearer subject, press the Control button () to the indicator
(
).
Focusing on a farther subject
To focus on a farther subject, press the Control button () to the indicator
(
).
• The nearer or farther icon (
/
) appears between the indicators
when focus adjustment reaches the end.
• The adjusted value is applied right after pressing the Control button
( / ) to adjust the focus.
• The manual focus setting will be applied and the (
) indicator is
displayed.
<Nearer subject>
<Further subject>
Manual focus is recommended in the following situations :
• A photo containing several objects, some close to the camcorder, others further away.
• A person enveloped in fog or surrounded by snow.
• Very shiny or glossy surfaces like a car.
• People or objects moving constantly or quickly like an athlete or a crowd.
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•
•
•
You can easily adjust the focus using Shortcut menu button. ²page 27
Manual focusing focuses on a point in the framed scene while auto focusing focuses on the centre
area automatically.
Use the zoom function to catch the desired target before manually adjusting the focus.
If you use the zoom function after manual focusing, refocusing is required.
Before focusing manually, check if the "Digital Zoom" is turned off. While "Digital Zoom" is
turned on, manual focusing will not focus with accuracy. Turn the "Digital Zoom" off. ²page 55
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recording options
Anti-Shake (HDIS)
When you use zoom to record a magnified subject image, it will correct fuzziness in the recorded image.
1. Press the MENU button Control button ( / ) "Anti-Shake (HDIS)."
2. Select the desired submenu item with the Control button
( / ) OK button.
3. Press the MENU button to exit the menu.
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Anti-Shake (HDIS)
Off
On
Exit
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Submenu items
9999
• Off: Disables the function.
• On (
): Compensates for unstable images caused by
camcorder-shake, particularly at high magnification.
Anti-Shake (HDIS) provides a more stable image when:
• Recording while zooming
• Recording small objects
• Recording while walking or moving
• Recording through the window of a moving vehicle
• Smart Auto mode automatically sets "Anti-Shake(HDIS)" to "On."
• When "Anti-Shake (HDIS) : On" is specified, there will be a slight difference between the actual
movement and the movement on screen.
• Large camcorder shake may not be entirely corrected even if "Anti-Shake (HDIS) : On" is
specified. Firmly hold the camcorder with both hands.
• It is recommended that you specify "Anti-Shake (HDIS): Off " when using the camcorder on a
desk or tripod.
• 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 upplied) and turning the “Anti-Shake
(HDIS)” to “Off.”
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Digital Effect
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•
•
The digital effect enables you to give a creative look to your recording.
Select the appropriate digital effect for the type of photo that you wish to
record and the effect you wish to create.
There are 10 different digital effect options.
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Digital Effect
Off
BLK&WHT
1. Press the MENU button Control button ( / ) "Digital Effect."
2. Select the desired submenu item with the Control button ( / )
OK button.
3. Press the MENU button to exit the menu.
Sepia
Exit
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Digital Effect
Off
BLK&WHT
Sepia
Exit
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9999
In "16:9 Wide" or "Anti-Shake (HDIS)" mode, you can not use the
following functions : "Mosaic", "Mirror", "Stepprinting" (Digital Effect).
If you want to use the following functions, set the "16:9 Wide" and
"Anti-Shake (HDIS)" menu to "Off" first.
Examples of 10 digital effect options
BLK&WHT (
)
Changes the images into Black and
White.
Sepia (
)
This mode gives the images a
reddish brown pigment.
Negative (
)
Reverses the colours and the brightness,
creating the look of a negative.
Art (
)
Adds artistic effects to an image.
Emboss (
)
This mode creates a 3D effect
(embossing).
Mosaic (
)
A mosaic overlay appears on an
image.
Mirror (
)
This mode cuts the image in half and
make mirrored image on the other half.
Pastel (
)
This mode applies a pale pastel
drawing effect to an image.
Cosmetic (
)
This mode helps correct facial
imperfections.
Step printing (
)
Technique of recording the image
in segments.
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recording options
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.
1. Press the MENU button Control button ( / ) "Fader."
2. Select the desired submenu item with the Control button ( / )
OK button.
3. Press the MENU button to exit the menu.
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Fader
Off
In
Out
Exit
Submenu items
•
•
•
•
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Off: Disables the function.
In (
): As soon as you start recording, the fader will be executed.
Out (
): When the recording is done, the fader will be executed.
In-Out (
): When you start or stop recording, the fader will be
executed accordingly.
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Fade in
Press the Recording start/stop button when "Fader" is set to "In."
Recording starts with a dark screen and then the image and sound are faded in.
Fade out
Press the Recording start/stop button when "Fader" is set to "Out."
Recording stops as the image and sound are faded out.
Fade in-out
Press the Recording start/stop button when "Fader"
is set to "In-Out." Recording starts with a dark screen
and then the image and sound are faded in. And
recording stops as the image and sound are faded out.
Fade In (Approx. 3 seconds)
Fade Out (Approx. 3 seconds)
This function is disabled after being used one time. To use it again, you must reset it.
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Wind Cut
You can reduce wind noise when recording sound from the built-in microphone. If "Wind Cut : On" is set,
the low-frequency components in the sound picked up by the microphone will be cut off during recording:
This makes it easier to hear voice and sound during playback. Use Wind Cut when recording in windy places
such as a beach.
1. Press the MENU button Control button ( / ) "Wind Cut."
2. Select the desired submenu item with the Control button
( / ) OK button.
3. Press the MENU button to exit the menu.
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Wind Cut
Off
On
Exit
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Submenu items
• Off: Disables the function.
• On (
): Minimises wind noise or other noise while recording.
When "Wind Cut" is "On", some low frequency sound is eliminated along with the sound of the wind.
Digital Zoom
You can select the maximum zoom level in case you want to zoom to a level greater than 10x (the default
setting) during recording. Up to 10x zoom is performed optically, and after that, up to 1200X zoom is
performed digitally. Note that the image quality decreases when you use the digital zoom.
1. Press the MENU button Control button ( / ) "Digital Zoom."
2. Select the desired submenu item with the Control button ( / )
OK button.
3. Press the MENU button to exit the menu.
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Digital Zoom
Off
On
Exit
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Submenu items
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• Off: Only optical zoom is available up to 10x.
• On: Digital zoom is available up to 1200x. Moving the zoom
lever will display the digital zoom bar.
This right side of the bar shows the digital zooming zone.
The zooming zone appears when you move the zoom lever.
• The image quality may deteriorate depending on how much you zoom in on the subject.
• Maximum zooming may result in lower image quality.
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recording options
Time Lapse REC
Time Lapse REC records still images at specific intervals you can set, and plays them as one video clip.
This function is useful for observing the movement of clouds, the changes in daylight or blooming flowers, etc.
Setting the Time Lapse REC mode:
To record in the Time Lapse REC mode, you need to set the recording interval and total
recording time in the menu.
1. Press the MENU button Control button ( / ) "Time Lapse REC."
2. Press the Control button ( / ) "On" OK button.
• The recording interval and total time for recording items are
displayed.
3. Set a desired recording interval ("Sec") with the Control button
( / ).
4. Move it next with the Control button ( / ) and set a desired
total recording time ("Hr") in the same way.
5. Press the OK button to finish the setting and press the MENU
button to exit the menu.
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Time Lapse REC
Off
: 1Sec
On
Hr
Exit
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Time Lapse REC
01 Sec
Off
On
=
Exit
Move
OK
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1Sec /
6. After setting the Time Lapse REC mode, press the Recording
start/stop button. The Time Lapse REC starts.
• The still images are stored one by one according to the recording interval and total recording time.
Hr
Hr
Hr
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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. 01Sec 03Sec 05Sec 10Sec 15Sec 30Sec (Seconds)
REC Limit ("Hr"): While you set the preparatory settings (recording interval and total
recording time), the approximate time-lapse recording time will be
displayed on the menu screen.
Hr 24Hr 48Hr 72Hr (Hours)
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Example of Time Lapse REC
Time Lapse REC records image
frames at the predefined interval over
the total recording time to produce a
time-lapse video.
Total time for recording
Recording interval
Timeline
Time Lapse REC is useful for filming in
the following situations:
• Blooming flowers
• Insect’s skin-casting
• Clouds rolling by in the sky
Time for recording on the
storage media (a video clip of
Time Lapse REC)
0:00:00/0:59:59
0:19:59/0:59:59
100-0001
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
0:39:59/0:59:59
100-0001
0:59:58/0:59:59
100-0001
100-0001
This function is disabled after being used one time. To use it again, you must reset it.
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 set for. For example, if you set the interval to "30 Sec," Time Lapse Recording should be
set for at least 15 minutes to record a minimum video length of 1 second (25 images).
Once the Time Lapse REC finishes recording for its total recording time, it switches to standby
mode.
Press the Recording start/stop button if you want to stop the Time Lapse REC.
Audio is not recorded during Time Lapse Recording.
When a video recording fills up 1.8GB of storage media, a new recording file is automatically
started at that point.
When the battery is discharged exhausted during Time Lapse REC, 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 memory runs out while performing Time Lapse REC, the camcorder switches to standby
mode after saving what was recorded so far.
We recommend using the AC power adaptor when using the Time Lapse REC function.
When a time lapse recording starts, a message of "Time Lapse Recording" blinks on the screen
and it appeared to be as if the screen is stopped. This is a normal operation: do not remove the
power source or memory card from the camcorder.
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recording options
Guideline
•
•
Guideline displays a certain pattern on the LCD screen so that you can easily set the image composition
when recording images.
The camcorder provides 3 types of guidelines.
1. Press the MENU button Control button ( / ) "Guideline."
2. Select the desired submenu item with the Control button ( / )
OK button.
3. Press the MENU button to exit the menu.
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Guideline
Off
Cross
Grid
Exit
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Submenu items
• Off: Disables the function.
): Records the subject placed in the centre as the most
• Cross (
general recording composition.
): Records the subject on the horizontal or vertical composition
• Grid (
or with close-up.
): Records the subject within safety zone which
• Safety Zone (
prevents from being cut when editing in 4:3 for left
and right and 2.35:1 for top and bottom.
Set "Safety Zone" when you want to have various
subjects in one scene with the proper size.
•
•
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Guideline
Off
Cross
Grid
Exit
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Positioning the subject at the cross point of the guideline provides a balanced composition.
Guideline cannot be recorded on the images being recorded.
playback options
PLAYBACK MENU ITEMS
•
•
•
Accessible items in the menu vary depending on the operation mode.
See pages 40-43 for playback information and button operation.
See pages 59-69 for details on menu items during playback.
Items
Play Option
Delete
Protect
Story-Board Print
Copy (SMX-C24 only)
Divide
Edit
Combine
Share Mark
Slide Show
Slide Show Option
File Info
Settings
Video Play (
●
●
●
●
●
●
●
●
✕
✕
●
●
)
Photo Play (
✕
●
●
✕
●
✕
✕
✕
●
●
●
●
● : Possible
✕ : Not possible
)
Default value
Play All
-
Page
59
60
61
62
64
65
66
67
68
69
69
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In general, use of functions both in thumbnail display and full image display employs the same method,
while their detailed options may be different.
Play option
You can set a specific playback style according to your preference.
PRECHECK!
Press the Mode
button to select the Play mode. ²page 19
1. Select the Video or Photo thumbnail index view screen.
• You can simply switch between video and photo thumbnail
view using the zoom lever.
2. Press the MENU button Control button ( / ) "Play Option."
3. Select an option by pressing the Control button ( / )
and then press the OK button.
• When you playback the video, a displayed indicator of the
selected Play Option appears on the screen.
Video
Play Option
Play All
Play One
Repeat All
Exit
0:00:10/0:00:55
Submenu items
•
•
•
•
Play All (
): Plays back from the selected video to the last video.
Play One (
): The selected video will be played.
Repeat All (
): All videos will be played repeatedly.
Repeat One (
): The selected video will be played repeatedly.
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playback options
Delete
You can erase your recordings one by one, or at once.
PRECHECK!
Press the Mode
button to select the Play mode. ²page 19
1. Select the Video or Photo thumbnail index view screen.
• You can simply switch between video and photo thumbnail
view using the zoom lever.
2. Press the MENU button Control button ( / ) "Delete."
3. Select an option by pressing the Control button ( / )
and then press the OK button.
4. The pop-up selection menu will appear depending on the selected
menu item. In this case, select the desired item with the Control
buttons ( / ) and the OK button.
5. Repeat Step 4 for each item you want to delete.
6. Press the MENU button to delete the items you selected.
Video
0:00:55
Photo
1/10
Move
Play
Video
Delete
Select Files
All Files
Exit
Delete
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Submenu items
• Select Files: Deletes individual selected videos (or photos).
To delete individual videos (or photos), select the desired
videos (or photos) to be deleted by pressing the OK button.
Then press the MENU button to delete. The indicator ( ) is
displayed on the selected videos (or photos).
Pressing the OK button toggles the selection and release.
• All Files: Deletes all videos (or photos).
Delete
Move
Cancel
• Once the file is deleted, it cannot be restored again.
• Note that removing the battery pack or disconnecting the AC power adaptor while you delete files
may damage the storage media.
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• To protect important images from accidental deletion, activate the image protection. ²page 61
) indicator will blink if you try to delete an image that was previously protected.
• The protect (
²page 61
• You must release the protect function to delete the image.
• If the write protection tab on the memory card is set to lock, you cannot delete. ²page 32
• You can also format the storage media to delete all the images at once. Be aware that all files and
data including protected files will be erased.
• Deleting may not operate if the battery charge is insufficient. If available, use the AC adaptor while
deleting to prevent power disconnection.
Protect
•
•
You can protect saved important videos (or photos) from accidental deletion.
Protected images will not be deleted unless you release the protection or format the memory.
PRECHECK!
Press the Mode
button to select the Play mode. ²page 19
1. Select the Video or Photo thumbnail index view screen.
• You can simply switch between video and photo thumbnail view
using the zoom lever.
2. Press the MENU button Control button ( / ) "Protect."
3. Select an option by pressing the Control button (/) and then
press the OK button.
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Play
Video
4. The pop-up selection menu will appear depending on the selected
menu item. In this case, select the desired item with the Control
buttons ( / ) and the OK button.
Protect
Select Files
All On
All Off
5. Repeat Step 4 for each item you want to protect.
6. Press the MENU button to protect the items you selected.
Exit
Protect
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Submenu items
• Select Files: Protects selected videos (or photos) from deletion.
To protect individual videos (or photos), select the desired
videos (or photos) by pressing the OK button.
Then press the MENU button to confirm. The indicator
(
) is displayed on the selected videos (or photos).
Pressing the OK button toggles the selection and release.
• All On: Protects all videos (or photos).
• All Off: Cancels the protection for all videos (or photos).
Protect
Move
Cancel
• Protected videos (or photos) will show the indicator (
) when they are displayed.
• If the write protection tab on the memory card is set to lock, you cannot set image protection.
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Story-Board Print
This function captures 16 still images arbitrarily from the selected video and saves them into the
storage media. It presents a quick overview of your video, helping you to understand the overall
topic.
PRECHECK!
Press the Mode
button to select the Play mode. ²page 19
1. Select the Video thumbnail index view screen.
• You can simply switch between video and photo thumbnail
view using the zoom lever.
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2. Press the MENU button Control button ( / /OK) "Story-Board Print" "Select File."
3. Use the Control button ( / / / ) to select the desired
videos, and then press the OK button.
• A message appears asking for your confirmation.
4. Select "Yes."
• The printed storyboard image files appear on the LCD screen
for about 3 seconds.
• A single 16 still image that consists of 16 images selected
arbitrarily from the selected video will be saved in the storage
media.
Photo
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•
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Play
Story-Board Print
Select File
Exit
Story-Board Print
0:59:59
Exit
•
Move
Video
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Move
Select
Storyboard images are displayed in 4:3 aspect ratio. Hence, it may not display the entire
image on the LCD screen. On a computer, it will display the entire image.
Using the VIEW button, you can preview storyboard images to be printed.G
²page 63
The storyboard printing may not show all 16 i-Frame thumbnails in following case:
- Recorded video is too short (To extract 16 i-Frame thumbnails from a video, its recorded
time should be longer than 8 seconds.)
Using the VIEW
This function provides the preview of storyboard to
be printed, which gives you digest of the recorded
video without viewing the whole sequence of it.
PRECHECK!
Press the Mode
button to select the Play mode. ²page 19
1. Select the Video thumbnail index view screen.
• You can simply switch between video and photo thumbnail
view using the zoom lever.
2. Use the Control button (S / T / W / X) to select the desired
videos, press the VIEW
button.
• 16 i-Frame images appears on the LCD screen.
• The images from the selected video are selected arbitrarily,
and compose the preview of storyboard to be printed.
• If you want to save the storyboard image on the
storage media, press the Photo button.
Then you can find the saved storyboard image in the photo
play mode. ²page 43
Video
0:00:05
In STBY mode, the button functions in the same manner as the SMART AUTO
- STBY mode: Press the
- Play mode : Press the
•
•
Photo
Exit
1/10
Move
Play
Story-Board Print
button.
button. Š Smart Auto function is operated. ²page 37
button. Š iVIEW function is operated.
In the following case, it can not be extracted with all 16 i-Frame thumbnails:
- Recorded video is too short (To extract 16 i-Frame thumbnails from a video, its recorded time
should be longer than 8 seconds.)
This function is available only in the video thumbnail index view screen.
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Copy (SMX-C24 only)
Movies and photos stored in the built-in memory can be copied to the external flash memory card.
Copying to the memory card does not delete originals in the built-in memory.
PRECHECK!
•
•
Set the appropriate storage media. (Insert a memory card.) ²page 30
button to select the Play mode. ²page 19
Press the Mode
1. Select the Video or Photo thumbnail index view screen.
• You can simply switch between video and photo thumbnail
view using the zoom lever.
2. Press the MENU button Control button ( / ) "Copy."
3. Select an option by pressing the Control button ( / )
and then press the OK button.
4. The pop-up selection menu will appear depending on the selected
menu item. In this case, select the desired item with the Control
buttons ( / ) and the OK button.
5. Repeat Step 4 for each item you want to copy.
6. Press the MENU button to copy the items you selected.
The items are copied to another storage medium.
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Move
Play
Video
Copy
Select Files
All Files
Exit
Copy
Submenu items
• Select Files: Copies the individual videos (or photos). To copy individual
videos (or photos), select the desired videos (or photos) by
pressing the OK button. The indicator (
) is displayed on
the selected videos (or photos). Then press the MENU
button to confirm. Pressing the OK button toggles selection
and release.
• All Files: Copies all the videos (or photos).
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Copy
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Move
Cancel
Note that removing the battery pack or disconnecting the AC power adaptor while you copy files may
damage the storage media.
•
•
•
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•
•
•
If a memory card is not inserted, you cannot perform the "Copy" function.
You can not copy a file if the memory card has insufficient free space. Remove unnecessary files
before proceeding. ²page 60
You can copy only as many files as the total size is less than the free space of the memory card.
If the size of the files that you want to copy is larger than the free space, you will see an error
message.
Copied videos (or photos) have no protection even if the original is set to be protected.
Copying may take a while depending on the number of files and file size.
Copying may not operate if the battery charge is insufficient. If available, use the AC adaptor while
copying to prevent power disconnection.
Divide
You can divide a video clip as many times as you want in order to delete a section you no longer need.
The videos will be divided in groups of two.
PRECHECK!
Press the Mode
1.
button to select the Play mode. ²page 19
Select the Video thumbnail index view screen.
You can simply switch between video and photo thumbnail view
using the zoom lever.
Video
•
2.
3.
Press the MENU button Control button ( / / / /OK) "Edit" "Divide."
Select a desired video clip using the Control button ( / / / /OK).
The selected video clip will be paused.
•
4.
Search the point of division by pressing the Control button (/ /OK).
5.
Press the MENU button to pause at the point of division.
• A message appears asking for your confirmation.
6.
Select "Yes."
If you want to delete an unwanted section of a video clip, divide the
video first, and then delete the image (section) you no longer need.
After dividing the video clip, you can also combine other desired
videos. ²page 66
• The second image of the divided image will be displayed at the end
of the thumbnail index.
Edit
Divide
Combine
Exit
Divide
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Exit
•
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100-0001
Divide
Divide
Play
Frame
Example: You can divide a video clip into two in order to delete a section you no longer need.
1. Before dividing
0~60 seconds
2. After image is divided at 30 second point.
0~30 seconds
31~60 seconds
3. After deleting first image.
0~30 seconds
• The video clip is divided into two videos.
• 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 storage media space is less than 40MB.
- Videos recorded or edited by other devices.
• You cannot delete a protected image. You must first release the protect function to delete it. ²page 61
• The division point may drift before or after the designated point by approximately 0.5 seconds.
• You can use the FF/REW/F.ADV/Slow functions with the Control button (/ ) while dividing files.
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Combine
You can combine two different videos.
PRECHECK!
Press the Mode
1.
Select the Video thumbnail index view screen.
You can simply switch between video and photo thumbnail view
using the zoom lever.
Press the MENU button Control button ( / / / /OK) "Edit" "Combine."
Move to the first video clip you want to combine using the Control
button ( / / / /OK).
Press OK to select the clip. The ( ) indicator is displayed on the
selected video clip.
• Pressing the OK button toggles between selected and released.
Repeat Steps 3 and 4 for the second video you want to combine into
this single clip.
Press the MENU button.
• A message appears asking for your confirmation.
Select "Yes."
• The two video clips you selected are combined in the order you
selected them and restored as one video clip.
• The thumbnail of the first video clip appears as the thumbnail for
the combined video.
•
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
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button to select the Play mode. ²page 19
Combine
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Exit
2/10
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Select
Combine
0:01:03
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1
2
Combine
Move
Cancel
Video
0:01:24
Photo
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Move
Play
• The combine function is not available in the following conditions:
- Videos in different resolution formats (TV super fine/TV fine/TV normal vs Web fine/Web normal)
cannot be combined.
- Videos in different aspect ratio cannot be combined. (4:3 vs 16:9 wide)
- The video file recorded in the Time Lapse REC mode and normal record file cannot be combined.
- If the total size of the two files to be combined exceeds 1.8GB
- If the remaining section of the storage media space is less than 40MB.
- A maximum of 2 videos can be combined at a time.
- If you combine videos having the same resolution but different qualities, the combined video will
have the lower image quality for playback. (For example, if you combine a video clip of
"TV Super Fine" with another video clip of "TV Fine", which has the same resolution, then the
combined video will be in "TV Fine" resolution and quality.)
- Videos recorded or edited by other devices.
• You cannot combine protected images. You must first release the protect function to paste it.
²page 61
• The original videos will not be preserved.
• You can use the FF/REW/F.ADV/Slow functions with the Control button (/ ) while combining
files.
• This function is available only in the thumbnail index view screen.
Share Mark
You can set the Share mark
on the video image.
Then you can directly upload the marked file to the YouTube
site.
PRECHECK!
Press the Mode
button to select the Play mode. ²page 19
1. Select the Video thumbnail index view screen.
• You can simply switch between video and photo thumbnail
view using the zoom lever.
2. Press the MENU button Control button ( / ) "Share Mark" "Select Files."
3. Use the Control button ( // / ) to select the desired
videos, and then press the OK button.
• The Share mark indicator
is displayed on the selected
videos.
• You can also check the Share mark on the video image by
pressing Share
button.
4. Repeat Step 3 for each video you want to mark.
5. Press the MENU button.
• A message appears asking for your confirmation.
6. Select "Yes."
Video
Share Mark
Select Files
Exit
Share Mark
0:00:55
Mark
1/10
Move
Cancel
By using the software Intelli-studio embedded in the camcorder, you can easily upload videos marked
with Share marks. ²page 89
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playback options
Slide Show
You can playback all the photos stored in the storage media automatically.
PRECHECK!
Press the Mode
1.
button to select the Play mode. ²page 19
Select the Photo thumbnail index view screen.
You can simply switch between video and photo thumbnail view
using the zoom lever.
•
2.
Press the MENU button Control button ( / ) "Slide Show"
"Start."
3.
Press the OK button.
• The (
) indicator is displayed. The Slide Show will start from the
current image.
• The Slide Show will start at an interval of 2~3 seconds.
• To end the slide show, press the OK button again.
Photo
Slide Show
Start
Exit
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•
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4 background music files are stored in the camcorder by default. When a slide show begins,
it plays background music in arbitrary order.
You can adjust the background music’s volume level using the Control button ( / ) while in a
slide show with music.
Slide show starts even when there is only 1 photo image.
Slide Show Option
You can enjoy a slide show with various effects.
PRECHECK!
Press the Mode
button to select the Play mode. ²page 19
1.
Select the Photo thumbnail index view screen.
You can simply switch between video and photo thumbnail view
using the zoom lever.
2. Press the MENU button Control button ( / ) "Slide Show
Option."
3. Select an option by pressing the Control button ( / / / ) and
then press the OK button.
4. The Slide Show will start with selected item.
• To end the slide show, press the OK button again.
•
Photo
Slide Show Option
Interval
: 1Sec
Effect
: Off
Music
: On
Exit
Submenu items
• Interval: Set the slideshow’s image transition interval. (1 sec or 3 sec)
• Effect: If the "Effect" is set to "On", the slideshow displays images consecutively.
• Music: If the "Music" is set to "On", the slideshow will play back with background music.
(The background music is selected randomly from 4 sample music files stored.)
File Info
You can see the image information for all images.
PRECHECK!
Press the Mode
button to select the Play mode. ²page 19
1. Select the Video or Photo thumbnail index view screen.
• You can simply switch between video and photo thumbnail
view using the zoom lever.
2. Press the MENU button Control button ( / ) "File Info" "Select File."
3. Use the Control button ( // / ) to select the desired videos
(or photos), and then press the OK button.
• The information of the selected file is displayed as shown below:
- Date
- Duration
- Size
- Resolution
• Press the MENU button again after confirming.
Video
File Info
Select File
Exit
File Info
100VIDEO SDV_0001.MP4
Date
: 01/JAN/2010
Duration
: 00:00:55
Size
: 22.6MB
Resolution : TV Fine
Exit
OK
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settings options
CHANGING THE MENU SETTINGS IN "SETTINGS"
You can setup the date/time, OSD language, and
display settings of the camcorder.
OK
1. Press MENU button.
• The menu screen appears.
2. Press the Control button ( / ) to select "Settings."
• The menus in "Settings" mode will appear.
3. Select the desired submenu and menu item with the Control
buttons ( / / / ) and the OK button.
• To return to the normal screen, press the MENU button.
• Depending on the mode selected not all items will be selectable
to be changed.
(If there is no storage media inserted, it cannot be selected
and will be dimmed on the menu: "Storage Type (SMX-C24
only)", "Storage Info", "Format", etc.)
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•
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Settings
:
Storage Type
Storage Info
Format
Exit
Select
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Settings
Storage Type
Storage Info
Memory
Card
Format
Exit
Move
Select
The pop-up selection menu will appear depending on the selected menu item. In this case, select
the desired item with the Control buttons ( / ) and the OK button.
Before selecting a menu item, set the appropriate operation mode first. ²page 19
SETTINGS MENU ITEMS (
)
● : Possible
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Items
Record
(
/
)
mode
Play mode
(Thumbnail index screen)
Video (
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Photo (
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Default
values
Page
Storage Type
(SMX-C24 only)
Storage Info
Format
File No.
Time Zone
Date/Time Set
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Date Type
Time Type
Date/Time Display
LCD Brightness
LCD Colour
LCD Enhancer
Auto LCD Off *
Menu Design
Transparency
Beep Sound
Shutter Sound
Auto Power Off *
PC Software
TV Display
Default Set
Version
Language
Demo
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24Hr
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Off
On
Misty White
0%
On
On
5 Min
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On
English
On
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•
These Items and default values may be changed without notice.
There are some functions you cannot activate simultaneously in the menu. ²page 108
You cannot select the dimmed menu items.
Items marked with * are available only when the camcorder is supplied the power using the battery
pack.
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settings options
Storage Info
It shows you the storage information. You can view the storage media, used memory space and available
memory space.
1. Press the Control button ( / ) "Storage Info" OK button.
2. Used memory space, available memory space for use, and the
recordable time depending on the selected video resolution
appears.
3. Press the MENU button to exit the menu.
Storage Info
Storage : Card
• Used : 190MB
• Free
: 14.6GB
Exit
Move
OK
Storage Info
Submenu items
• Memory: It shows you the memory information of the built-in storage
media. (SMX-C24 only)
• Card: It shows you the memory information of the inserted memory card.
•
•
•
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TV Super Fine
TV Fine
TV Normal
Web Fine
Web Normal
Exit
:
:
:
:
:
379Min
469Min
613Min
469Min
613Min
Move
OK
If there is no storage media inserted, it cannot be selected and will be dimmed on the menu.
In the Storage Info display, you can check the used and available memory as well as the
remaining recording time for each recording resolution. For the desired information, scroll the
screen using the Control ( / ) button.
Actual memory capacity may be less than that of displayed on the screen as its firmware uses a
portion of the memory.
Format
Use this function if you want to delete all files completely or to correct problems on the storage media.
1. Press the Control button ( / ) "Format" OK button.
• A message appears asking about formatting the memory card.
2. Select "Yes."
• The format is executed with a message.
3. Press the MENU button to exit the menu.
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Settings
Storage Info
Format
File No.
Exit
:
Select
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Settings
Submenu items
• Memory: Formats the built-in storage media. (SMX-C24 only)
• Card: Formats the memory card.
Storage Info
Format
•
•
•
•
•
Card
File No.
Exit
•
Memory
Move
Select
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.
If there is no storage media inserted, it can not be selected. Then it will be dimmed on the menu.
File No.
File numbers are assigned to recorded files in the order they were recorded.
1. Press the Control button ( / ) "File No." OK button.
2. Select the desired submenu item with the Control button ( / )
OK button.
3. Press the MENU button to exit the menu.
Submenu items
• Series: Assigns file numbers in sequence even if the memory card is
replaced with another one or after formatting, or after deleting all
files. The file number is reset when a new folder is created.
• Reset: Resets the file number to 0001 even after formatting, deleting all
files or inserting a new memory card.
•
•
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Settings
Storage Info
Format
File No.
Exit
:
Select
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Settings
Storage Info
Format
Series
Reset
File No.
Exit
Move
Select
When you set "File No." to "Series", each file is assigned with a different number so as to avoid
duplicating file names. This is convenient when you want to manage your files on a PC.
For the detailed information about the structure of folders and files, see page 93.
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settings options
Time Zone
You can easily set the clock to the local time when using your camcorder while travelling.
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.
Setting the clock to the local time ("Visit")
Visit
London, Lisbon
1. Press the Control button ( / ) "Time Zone" OK button.
• The Time Zone screen will be displayed.
2. Select "Visit" with the Control button (//OK) , and then select
your local area using the Control button ( / ).
• You can check the time difference between "Home" and "Visit."
3. Press the OK button to confirm.
• The clock is set to the time zone of the place you are visiting.
4. Press the MENU button to exit the menu.
• When "Time Zone : Visit" is set, the icon (
) will be
displayed next to the date and time display. ²page 76
Home: Home 00:00
01/JAN/2010 00:00
Back
OK
Visit
Rome, Paris, Berlin, Stockholm, Madrid,
Frankfurt
Home: Home +01:00
01/JAN/2010 01:00
Back
OK
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Cities used to set the time zone
Cities
London, Lisbon
Rome, Paris, Berlin, Stockholm, Madrid, Frankfurt
Athens, Helsinki, Cairo, Ankara
Moskva, Riyadh
Teheran
Abu Dhabi, Muscat
Kabul
Tashkent, Karachi
Calcutta, New Delhi
Kathmandu
Almaty, Dacca
Yangon
Bangkok
Hong Kong, Beijing, Taipei, Singapore, Manila
Seoul, Tokyo, Pyongyang
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•
Time zone
+00:00
+01:00
+02:00
+03:00
+03:30
+04:00
+04:30
+05:00
+05:30
+05:45
+06:00
+06:30
+07:00
+08:00
+09:00
Cities
Adelaide
Guam, Sydney, Brisbane
Solomon Islands
Wellington, Fiji
Samoa, Midway
Honolulu, Hawaii, Tahiti
Alaska
LA, San Francisco, Vancouver, Seattle
Denver, Phoenix, Salt Lake City
Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Mexico City
New York, Miami, Washington D.C., Montreal, Atlanta
Caracas, Santiago
Buenos Aires, Brasilia, Sao Paulo
Fernando de Noronha
Azores, Cape Verde
Time zone
+09:30
+10:00
+11:00
+12:00
-11:00
-10:00
-09:00
-08:00
-07:00
-06:00
-05:00
-04:00
-03:00
-02:00
-01:00
You can set the date and time in "Date/Time Set" from the "Settings" menu. ²page 28
The times are based on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
Date Type
You can select the desired date type.
1. Press the Control button ( / ) "Date Type" OK button.
2. Select the desired submenu item with the Control button ( / )
OK button.
3. Press the MENU button to exit the menu.
Submenu items
•
•
•
•
2010/01/01: Displays the date in the order of year, month (two-digit) and day.
JAN/01/2010 : Displays the date in the order of month, day and year.
01/JAN/2010 : Displays the date in the order of day, month and year.
01/01/2010: Displays the date in the order of day, month (two-digit) and year.
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Date Type
Time Type
:
Date/Time Display
Exit
:
Select
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Settings
Date Type
Time Type
2010/01/01
JAN/01/2010
01/JAN/2010
Date/Time Displsy
Exit
Move
Select
This function depends on the "Date/Time Display" setting.
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Time Type
You can select the time format to display.
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1. Press the Control button ( / ) "Time Type" OK button.
2. Select the desired submenu item with the Control button ( / )
OK button.
3. Press the MENU button to exit the menu.
Settings
Date Type
Time Type
:
Date/Time Display
Exit
:
Select
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Settings
Submenu items
• 12 Hr: The time is displayed in 12 hour units.
• 24 Hr: The time is displayed in 24 hour units.
Date Type
Time Type
12 Hr
24 Hr
Date/Time Displsy
Exit
Move
Select
This function depends on the "Date/Time Display" setting.
Date/Time Display
You can set the date and time to display on the LCD screen. Before you use the "Date/Time Display"
function, you must set the date and time. ²page 28
1. Press the Control button ( / ) "Date/Time Display" OK button.
2. Select the desired submenu item with the Control button ( / )
OK button.
3. Press the MENU button to exit the menu.
• The date/time is displayed on the LCD screen according to the
selected option.
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Settings
Date Type
:
Time Type
Date/Time Display
Exit
:
Select
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Settings
Submenu items
Date Type
Time Type
•
•
•
•
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Off: Current date and time information is not displayed.
Date: Displays the current date.
Time: Displays the current time.
Date & Time: Displays the current date and time.
• The date/time will read "01/JAN/2010 00:00 " in the following conditions:
- The built-in rechargeable battery becomes weak or dead.
• This function depends on the "Date Type" and "Time Type" setting.
Off
Date
Time
Date/Time Displsy
Exit
Move
Select
LCD Brightness
You can adjust the brightness of the LCD screen to compensate for ambient lighting conditions.
1. Press the Control button ( / ) "LCD Brightness"
OK button.
2. Press the Control button ( / ) to adjust the value of a desired
item.
• Pressing the Control button () will brighten the screen
whereas pressing the Control button () will darken the screen.
3. Press the MENU button to exit the menu.
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Settings
LCD Brightness
:0
LCD Colour
LCD Enhancer
Exit
:
Select
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9999
9999
LCD Brightness
LCD Brightness
0
Exit
Adjust
+10
OK
Exit
Adjust
OK
• A brighter LCD screen setting consumes more battery power.
• If you adjust the LCD brightness when the ambient lighting is too bright, it is hard to see the monitor
indoors.
• LCD Brightness does not affect the brightness of images to be stored.
• You can adjust the LCD Brightness from -15 to 15.
LCD Colour
•
•
You can change the colour impression of the screen with a variety of colour options by adjusting the colour
rate of red and blue.
When you set red and blue colour range, the higher the figures the brighter the LCD screen.
1. Press the Control button ( / ) "LCD Colour" OK button.
2. Press the Control button ( / ) to adjust the value of a desired
item.
• You can adjust the LCD colour (red/blue) from -15 to 15, using
the Control button ( / / / / OK).
3. Press the MENU button to exit the menu.
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Settings
LCD Brightness
LCD Enhancer
Exit
:
Select
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9999
LCD Colour
Red
Blue
Exit
9999
0
0
Move
:0
LCD Colour
OK
LCD Colour
Red
Blue
Exit
0
+15
Move
OK
• You can manipulate the colour displayed on the LCD screen by adjusting the colour ratio of red and
blue.
• Adjusting the colour display of LCD screen does not affect the image to be recorded.
• Higher blue or red values produce a brighter LCD screen.
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LCD Enhancer
Contrast is enhanced for a clear and bright image. This effect is also implemented outdoors in bright daylight.
1. Press the Control button ( / ) "LCD Enhancer" OK button.
2. Select the desired submenu item with the Control button ( / )
OK button.
3. Press the MENU button to exit the menu.
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Settings
:0
LCD Brightness
LCD Colour
LCD Enhancer
Exit
:
Select
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Settings
Submenu items
• Off: Disables the function
• On (
): LCD Enhancer is executed.
LCD Brightness
LCD Colour
Off
On
LCD Enhancer
Exit
Move
Select
• LCD Enhancer function does not affect the quality of the image being recorded.
• When the LCD Enhancer works at low illumination, some stripes may occur on the LCD screen.
This is not a malfunction.
• Using the LCD Enhancer function may cause colour look different on the display.
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. Press the Control button ( / ) "Auto LCD Off" OK button.
2. Select the desired submenu item with the Control button ( / )
OK button.
3. Press the MENU button to exit the menu.
Submenu items
• Off: Disables 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.
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Settings
Auto LCD Off
:
Menu Design
:
Transparency
Exit
: 0%
Select
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Settings
Auto LCD Off
Menu Design
Off
On
Transparency
Exit
Move
Select
• When this "Auto LCD Off" function is enabled, you can press any button on the camcorder to
return LCD brightness to normal.
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• Auto LCD Off will be disabled in the following cases:
- If the DC power cable (AC power adaptor, USB cable) is connected.
Menu Design
You can select the desired menu colour to display the menu.
1. Press the Control button ( / ) "Menu Design" OK button.
2. Select the desired submenu item with the Control button ( / )
OK button.
• "Misty White" "Premium Black"
3. Press the MENU button to exit the menu.
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Menu Design
:
Menu Design
:
Transparency
Exit
: 0%
Select
Settings
Misty White
Auto LCD Off
Premium Black
Transparency
Exit
Auto LCD Off
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Settings
Auto LCD Off
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Settings
Menu Design
Misty White
Premium Black
Transparency
Move
Select
Exit
Move
Select
Transparency
You can select the desired transparency to display the menu.
1. Press the Control button ( / ) "Transparency" OK button.
2. Select the desired submenu item with the Control button ( / )
OK button.
• The transparency of the menu screen is changed to the
selected value.
• The bigger the value, the more
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transparent the screen is.
Settings
0%
3. Press the MENU button to exit the menu.
Auto LCD Off
Menu Design
Transparency
Submenu items
"0%" "20% " "40%" "60%"
Exit
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Settings
Auto LCD Off
:
Menu Design
:
Transparency
Exit
: 0%
Select
20%
40%
Move
Select
<Transparency 0%>
<Transparency 60%>
The setting value is applied to the menu screen of Record mode only.
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Beep Sound
You can set the beep sound to on/off. If there is a beep sound when operating the menu settings, the setting
is turned on.
1. Press the Control button ( / ) "Beep Sound" OK button.
2. Select the desired submenu item with the Control button
( / ) OK button.
3. Press the MENU button to exit the menu.
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Settings
Beep Sound
:
Shutter Sound
:
Auto Power Off
Exit
:
Select
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Settings
Submenu items
• Off: Disables the function
• On: When on, a beep will sound every time a button is pressed.
Off
Beep Sound
On
Shutter Sound
Auto Power Off
Exit
Move
Select
The Beep sound function is cancelled in the following cases:
- During recording, playing
- When the camcorder has a cable connection. (AV cable)
Shutter Sound
You can turn the shutter sound on or off.
1. Press the Control button ( / ) "Shutter Sound" OK button.
2. Select the desired submenu item with the Control button
( / ) OK button.
3. Press the MENU button to exit the menu.
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Settings
Beep Sound
Shutter Sound
:
Auto Power Off
Exit
Select
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Submenu items
• Off: Disables the function
• On: When on, the shutter will sound with each press of the
Photo
button.
Settings
On
Shutter Sound
Auto Power Off
Exit
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Off
Beep Sound
Move
Select
Auto Power Off
To save battery power, you can set the "Auto Power Off" function which turns off the camcorder if there is
no operation for a certain period of time.
1. Press the Control button ( / ) "Auto Power Off"
OK button.
2. Select the desired submenu item with the Control button
( / ) OK button.
3. Press the MENU button to exit the menu.
Submenu items
• Off: The camcorder does not turn off automatically.
• 5 Min: For power saving purpose, the camcorder will automatically turn
power off if there is no operation for 5 minutes only in STBY mode
or in thumbnail index view.
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Settings
Auto Power Off
PC Software
TV Display
Exit
Select
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Settings
Auto Power Off
Off
5 Min
PC Software
TV Display
Exit
Move
Select
• Auto Power Off will be disabled in the following cases:
- If the DC power cable (AC power adaptor, USB cable) is connected
- While the "Demo" menu is running
- During recording, playing (Pause excluded), or a slideshow
• Press the Power
button to restart the camcorder.
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 videos and photos stored on the camcorder to your
PC’s hard disk. Editing video/photo files is also available using the PC software.
1. Press the Control button ( / ) "PC Software"
OK button.
2. Select the desired submenu item with the Control button
( / ) OK button.
3. Press the MENU button to exit the menu.
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Settings
Auto Power Off
PC Software
TV Display
Exit
Select
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Submenu items
• Off: Disables the function
• On: You can simply use the PC software by connecting the USB
cable between the camcorder and your PC.
Settings
Auto Power Off
PC Software
On
TV Display
Exit
The PC Software is compatible with the Windows OS only.
Off
Move
Select
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TV Display
You can select the output path of the OSD (On Screen Display).
1. Press the Control button ( / ) "TV Display" OK button.
2. Select the desired submenu item with the Control button ( / )
OK button.
3. Press the MENU button to exit the menu.
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Settings
Auto Power Off
PC Software
TV Display
Exit
Select
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Submenu items
• Off: The OSD appears in the LCD screen only.
• On: The OSD appears in the LCD screen and TV.
(Connecting to a TV ²page 94).
Settings
Auto Power Off
PC Software
Off
On
TV Display
Exit
Move
Select
Default Set
You can initialise your camcorder settings to the factory defaults (initial settings at the factory). Initialising the
camcorder settings to factory defaults does not affect recorded images.
1. Press the Control button ( / ) "Default Set" OK button.
2. Press the "Yes", if you want all the settings return to the default.
• The Time Zone screen appears after all settings return to the
default.
3. Set the "Date/Time Set" again. ²page 28
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Settings
Default Set
Version
Language
Exit
Select
• Do not turn off the power while using this function.
• Initializing the camcorder settings to factory defaults does not affect recorded images.
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Version
The version information could be changed without the prior notice.
1. Press the Control button ( / ) "Version" OK button.
• The version information displayed on the LCD screen.
2. Press the MENU button to exit the menu.
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Settings
Default Set
Version
Language
Exit
Select
Version
Samsung Electronics Co., LTD.
S/W 1.00, JAN 15 2010, 18:08:47
For enhanced performance, the version information can be changed
without prior notice.
Exit
OK
Demo
Demonstration automatically shows you the major features that are included with your camcorder so that you
may use them more easily.
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1. Press the Control button ( / /OK) "Demo" "On."
• If you don't want this function, select the "Off."
2. Press the MENU button to exit the menu.
• The Demo function starts on the LCD screen.
Settings
Version
Language
:
Demo
Exit
Select
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Submenu items
• Off: Disables the function.
• On: Activates demonstration mode and shows various features on
the LCD screen.
Settings
Version
Language
Off
On
Demo
Exit
Move
Select
The Demo mode is cancelled in the following cases:
, etc.)
- If any button is operated (Recording start/stop, Photo , SMART AUTO
However, the camcorder will enter the Demo mode automatically after 5 minutes in STBY mode if it is
idle for 5 minutes without operation. If you don’t want the Demo function to start, set "Demo" to "Off".
-
Using the Shop Mode
In STBY mode, hold the MENU button for 5 seconds to start demo function immediately without
accessing the menu for setting "Demo: on."
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 turn the camcorder off before Demo can run.
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CHECKING YOUR COMPUTER TYPE
This chapter explains how to connect the camcorder to a computer using the USB cable.
Check your computer type before using!!!
To view your recordings on a computer, you need to check your computer type first. 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 a
Windows computer. (When
you specify “PC Software:
On”). ²page 81
Play back or edit your recordings
on the computer using the builtin, Intelli-studio application.
²page 88
You can also upload your
recordings to YouTube or other
web sites with the aid of the
Intelli-studio. ²page 89
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Using with
Macintosh
The built-in software on
your camcorder, ‘Intellistudio’, is not Macintosh
compliant.
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. ²page 88
- Editing recorded videos or photos. ²page 88
- Uploading the recorded videos and photos to YouTube, Flickr or Facebook, etc.
²page 89
• You can transfer or copy the files (videos and photos) saved on the storage media to your
computer. (Mass storage function) ²page 92
System Requirements
The following requirements must be met for using the built-in editing software (Intelli-studio):
Items
OS (Operating System)
CPU
RAM
Video Card
Display
USB
Direct X
System Requirements
Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7
Intel® Pentium®4 3.0 GHz or higher
AMD Athlon™ FX 2.2 GHz or higher
(Notebook: Intel Core2 Duo 2.2GHz or AMD Athlon X2 Dual-Core 2.6GHz or
higher recommended)
1GB or higher is recommended
nVIDIA Geforce 7600GT or higher
ATI X1600 series or higher
1024 x 768, 16-bit colour or higher (1280 x 1024, 32-bit colour recommended)
USB 2.0 support
DirectX 9.0 or higher
• System requirements mentioned above are recommendations. Even on a system that meets 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 9.0, install the programme in version 9.0
or higher.
• It is recommended to transfer the recorded video data to a PC before playing back or editing the
video data.
• For doing this, a laptop computer requires higher system requirements than a desktop PC.
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USING THE Intelli-studio Programme
Using the built-in Intelli-studio programme 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
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 menu setting to "PC Software: On." ²page 81
• You will find the default menu settings are set as above.
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.
3. Click "Yes", the uploading procedure will start. Click "Yes" to confirm.
• If you do not want to save a new file, select "No."
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Settings
PC Software
TV Display
Off
On
Default Set
Exit
Move
Select
Disconnecting the USB cable:
After completing the data transfer, make sure to disconnect the cable in the following way:
1. Click on 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 the USB after checking the correct direction of its insertion.
We recommend using the AC power adaptor as 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 data, the data
transfer 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 run automatically. In this
case, open the desired CD-ROM drive that has the Intelli-studio programme in My Computer and
run iStudio.exe.
Step 2. About the Intelli-studio main window
When the Intelli-studio starts up, thumbnails of videos and photos are displayed in the main window.
1
2
3
4
5
6
12
11
7
10
9
8
1. Menu items
2. Switches to Library of the PC and connected
camcorder.
3. Switches to Photo Edit mode.
4. Switches to Movie Edit mode.
5. Switches to Share mode.
6. Changes the size of thumbnails.
: Displays all files (videos and photos).
: Displays video files only.
: Displays photo files only.
: Displays voice files only.
7. Minimizes the Connected Device screen.
8. Displays videos and photos in various ways.
Thumbnail: Displays video and photo
thumbnails.
Global Map: Displays the location of
shooting place with a map.
9. Saves new files to PC.
10. Selects the Connected Device.
11. Shows directories of Contents Manager and
My Computer.
Contents Manager:You can classify and
manage videos and photos on your computer.
My Computer:You can view videos and photos
saved in the selected directory of your PC.
12. Shortcut icons
: Navigates files (previous and next).
: Prints selected photo(s).
: Views location of selected photo(s)
with GPS information.
: Register folders to "Contents Manager".
Intelli-studio is the common use programme for SAMSUNG camcorder and digital camera
models. Some functions may not operate properly depending on the product type.
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Step 3. Playing back videos (or photos)
You can play back the recordings conveniently using the Intelli-studio application.
1. Run the Intelli-studio program. ²page 86
2. Click the desired folder to display your recordings.
• Video (or photo) thumbnails appear on the
screen, according to the selected source.
3. Choose the video (or photo) that you want to play.
• You can check the file information by moving
the mouse on over the file.
• Clicking on a video thumbnail once will show
the video playback inside the thumbnail frame,
allowing you to search for a desired video with ease.
4. Once you select the desired video (or photo), double-click to play back.
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 videos (or photos)
With Intelli-studio, you can edit videos or photos in various ways:
(Change Size, Fine-Tuning, Image Effect, Insert Frame, etc.)
• To edit a file using the Intelli-studio, ensure to use a copy of the desired file saved in
My Computer before clicking on the "Movie Edit
" or "Photo Edit
" icon.
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Step 5. Sharing the videos/photos online
Share your contents with the world by uploading photos and videos directly to a web site with on
click.
1. Select the desired videos or photos to "Share
".
" and move the video or photo
2. Click the "Add
(drag and drop) to the sharing window for upload.
• The selected file appears in the sharing window.
3. Click on the website you would like to upload files
to.
• You can choose "YouTube
",
"Flickr
" , "Facebook
" or
the specified website you want to set for your
uploading management.
4. Click "Upload" to start uploading.
• A pop-up window appears asking for your ID
and the password.
5. Enter your ID and 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 the “Help” “Help.”
button.
• You can simply upload Share marked videos onto YouTube by pressing the Share
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Installing Intelli-studio application on a 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 on the Windows
computer.
• The Intelli-studio application can be installed on a
Windows computer as follows: Click on “Tool” “Install Intelli-studio on PC” in the Intelli-studio
screen.
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Direct uploading your videos onto YouTube
One-Touch Share
button lets you directly upload and share your videos on the YouTube. Just press the
button while your camcorder is connected to a Windows computer using the supplied USB cable.
Share
And then you can share them with your friends, family or the world.
STEP 1
You should previously set the Share mark on the desired
videos which you want to upload directly onto the YouTube
site. Press the Share
button to select a desired video in the
video thumbnail index screen.
• The Share mark
is displayed on the selected videos.
• You can also set the Share mark on selected videos using the
menu. ²page 67
Video
0:00:55
Photo
1/10
Move
Play
STEP 2
Connect the camcorder and a PC with the supplied USB cable. ²page 86
• The Intelli-studio runs automatically once the camcorder is
connected to a Windows computer (when you specify
"PC Software: On").
STEP 3
Press the Share
button while your camcorder is connected to a computer using
the supplied USB cable.
• Videos with the Share marks are displayed on the Sharing screen.
• Click "Yes" to start uploading.
• If you want to upload directly without showing a pop-up
sharing window, check "Intelli-studio does not pop a list of
share marked files in the connected device."
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• Flickr is an image hosting website, web services suite, and online community platform. In
addition to being a popular website for users to share personal photographs, the service is
widely used by bloggers as a photo repository.
• http://www.flickr.com/
• Facebook is a global social networking website that is operated and privately owned by
Facebook, Inc. Users can add friends and send messages, and update their personal profiles
to notify friends about themselves. Additionally, users can join networks organized by city,
workplace, school, and region.
• http://www.facebook.com/
• YouTube is a video sharing website. Users can upload, view, and share personalized video
clips. The San Bruno-based service uses Adobe Flash technology to display a wide variety of
users-generated contents including video clips, TV clips and music videos, as well as amateur
contents such as video blogging and short orignal videos.
• http://www.youtube.com/
• When uploading to the YouTube, the selected video will be converted into a format playable
by YouTube before uploading. Time spent for uploading may vary depending on the user’s
conditions including computer and network performances.
• There is no guarantee of uploading operation in all environments, and server-side changes of
YouTube in the future may disable this function.
• This product’s YouTube uploading functionality is provided under the licence from YouTube
LLC. The presence of YouTube uploading functionality of this product is not an endorsement or
recommendation of the product by YouTube LLC.
• If you do not have an account of the specified website, you can register first before proceeding
with the authorization.
• According to YouTube’s policy, direct movie uploading may not be available in your nation /
region.
• Video files can be uploaded onto the Youtube site only, and Flickr site only allows uploading
photo files. Both video and photo files can be uploaded to the Facebook site.
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TRANSFERRING VIDEOS/PHOTOS FROM THE
CAMCORDER TO YOUR COMPUTER
You can transfer recorded data (video or photo) to a Windows computer by connecting the USB cable to the
camcorder.
Viewing the contents of storage media (built-in memory or memory card)
1. Check the "PC Software: Off" setting. ²page 81
2. Check the storage media.
(If you want to record on a memory card, insert the
memory card.) (SMX-C24 only)
3. Connect the camcorder to the PC with the USB cable.
²page 86
• 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."
4. The folders in the storage media appear.
• Different file types are stored in different folders.
5. Save the desired files on the storage media to your PC.
Photos
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Videos
• If the "Removable Disk" window does not appear, confirm the connection (²page 86) or repeat
steps 1 and 3 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 likely to be infected by
an Autorun virus. It is recommended to update the anti-virus software to its latest version.
Structure of folders and files on the storage media
•
•
The folder and file structure for storage media is as follows.
Don’t arbitrarily change or remove the folder or file name. It may not be playable.
Videos (H.264) y
Photos z
• The SD-quality videos
• As with videos, the file
(TV Super Fine, TV Fine,
TV Normal) are named as
"SDV_####.MP4".
• The Web videos (Web
Fine, Web Normal) are
named as "WEB_####.
MP4".
• The file number
automatically increases
when a new video clip is
created. Up to 9,999 files
can be created in one
folder.
• A new folder is created
when files are created
more than 9,999 files.
VIDEO
1
100VIDEO
SDV_0001.MP4
WEB_0002.MP4
SDV_0003.MP4
SDV_0004.MP4
WEB_0005.MP4
DCIM
100PHOTO
SAM_0001.JPG
SAM_0002.JPG
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number automatically
increases when a new
image file is created.
• The maximum file number
allowed is the same as
for videos. A new folder
stores files starting with
SAM_0001.JPG.
• The folder name increases
as follows: 100PHOTO 101PHOTO etc.
• Up to 9,999 files can be
created in one folder.
A new folder is created
when files are created
more than 9,999 files.
Image format
Videos
• Videos are compressed in H.264 format. The file extension is ".MP4."
• Refer to page 46 for video resolution.
Photos
• Photos are compressed in JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) format.
The file extension is ".JPG."
• Refer to page 47 for photo resolution.
• When the 9,999th file is created in the 999th folder (i.e. SDV_9999.MP4 is created in the 999th
VIDEO folder), no more folders can be created. Backup your files to a PC and format the storage
media, and then reset file numbering from the menu.
• 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.
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connecting to other devices
You can view the recorded videos and photos on a large screen by connecting the camcorder to a TV.
CONNECTING TO A TV
• To playback your recordings, the television must be PAL-compatible. ²page 99
• We recommend that you use the AC power adaptor as power source for the camcorder.
Use the provided Audio/Video cable to connect the camcorder to a TV as follows:
1. Connect the end of the Audio/Video cable with the single plug to the Audio/Video cable jack
of the camcorder.
2. Connect the other end with video (yellow) and left (white)/ right (red) audio cables to the TV.
Stereo Type
VIDEO
Camcorder
AUDIO
L
R
Normal TV
Yellow
Red
White
Yellow White Red
Monaural Type
VIDEO
AUDIO
AV
Signal flow
AV Cable
• Make sure that the Audio/Video cable is connected to the TV and the camcorder. You cannot view
the image or hear the sound if the cable is not connected properly.
• When you connect the Audio/Video cable, match the colour of the Audio/Video cable jack and the
TV terminals.
• Don’t apply excessive force when inserting or extracting the cable into/from the Audio/Video cable.
• Use the AC power adaptor when connecting the cable to the TV.
• When the Audio/Video cable is connected to the camcorder, you should control the volume on the
TV.
• The screen ratio of the TV and the camcorder may differ depending on the connected TV.
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VIEWING ON A TV SCREEN
1. Turn on the TV and set the input selector to the Input
connection the camcorder is connected to.
• This is often referred to as "line." Refer to the TV
instruction manual for how to switch the TV input.
2. Turn the camcorder on.
• Press the Mode
button to select the Play
mode. ²page 19
• The image that the camcorder is displaying will
appear on the TV screen.
• You can also monitor the image on the LCD screen of the camcorder.
3. Perform playback.
• You can perform playback, recording or setting the menu while viewing on TV screen.
• When "TV Display" is set to "Off ", OSD (On-Screen-Display) does not appear on the TV screen.
²page 82
• When the Audio/Video cable is connected to the camcorder, the built-in speaker will automatically
turn off and you cannot adjust the volume bar.
Image display depending on LCD and TV screen ratio
Record
(Video/Photo)
TV
LCD
16:9
STBY 0:00:00 [475Min]
9999
4:3
STBY 0:00:00 [475Min]
9999
STBY 0:00:00 [475Min]
9999
16:9
STBY 0:00:00 [475Min]
9999
STBY 0:00:00 [475Min]
9999
STBY 0:00:00 [475Min]
9999
4:3
Refer to page 47 for the "16:9 Wide" setting.
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connecting to other devices
RECORDING (DUBBING) IMAGES ON A VCR OR DVD/
HDD RECORDER
You can record (dub) images played back on this camcorder onto other video devices, such as VCRs or
DVD/HDD recorders. Use the Audio/Video cable (provided) to connect the camcorder to another video device
as shown in the following diagram:
To connect
1. Open the LCD screen and the jack cover.
2. Connect the camcorder to the recorder.
• Connect the provided Audio/video cable to the terminals of the external device matched to
each cable colour.
Camcorder
VCRs or DVD/
HDD recorders
Yellow White Red
AV
AV Cable
Signal flow
To copy
1. Choose the external input by pressing the input source button of the recording device.
• Refer to the manual of the recording device.
2. Playback the selected video to be copied. ²page 41
3. Start copying the video by pressing the record button of the recorder.
4. Press the stop recording button of the recorder to finish copying.
• Be sure to use the AC adaptor to power the camcorder from a household AC outlet to prevent battery
power from shutting off during recording on another video device.
• Make sure to control the volume. Setting the volume too high may introduce noise to the recording video.
• When you connect the Audio/Video cable, match the colour of the Audio/Video cable and the TV terminals.
• You can copy videos by watching the images on the camcorder if the VCRs or DVD/HDD recorders is
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connected to the TV. (You can connect the external device as the same way of connecting a VCRs or
DVD/HDD recorders to the TV in home.)
• To prevent recording OSD (information) to be displayed along with the AV signal, set the "TV Display" to
"Off" in Menu Settings. ²page 82
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 fulfil 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. ²page 15
- Remove the memory card. ²page 31
Cautions on 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 season. If you
leave the camcorder in such a place, it could malfunction or the case could be damaged.
Do not expose the camcorder to direct sunlight or place it near a heater.
• Do not store the camcorder in a place where the humidity or dust level is high:
Dust entering the camcorder could cause malfunctions. If humidity is high, the lens could
become mouldy, and the camcorder could become inoperative. It is recommended that you
put the camcorder in a box together with a desiccant when storing it in a closet, etc.
• Do not store the camcorder in a place subject to strong magnetism or intense
vibrations:
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 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 clean the LCD monitor
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 cleaning paper.
- Mould may form if the lens is left dirty.
- If the lens looks dimmer, turn off the camcorder and leave it for about 1 hour.
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maintenance & additional information
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Storage media
Be sure to follow the guidelines below to prevent corruption or damage of 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 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 otherwise accessing the storage media.
- Do not bring the storage media near 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 30-34 for details.
•
LCD screen
To prevent damage to the LCD screen
- Do not push it too hard or knock it on anything.
- Do not place the camcorder with LCD screen facing down.
• To prolong 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 using the AC power adaptor supplied in any countries/
regions 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.
TV colour systems
Your camcorder is a camcorder based on PAL system. If you want to view your recordings on
a TV or to copy it to an external device, it must be an PAL-compatible TV or an external device
having 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.
You can make recordings with your camcorder and view pictures on the LCD screen from
anywhere in the world.
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troubleshooting
TROUBLESHOOTING
+ Before contacting a Samsung authorised service centre, perform the following simple
checks. They may save you the time and expense of an unnecessary call.
Warning indicators and messages
Power source
Message
Icon
Informs that...
Low Battery
-
The battery pack is almost
discharged.
Check the
authenticity of this
battery
-
The battery pack can not
pass authenticity check.
Icon
Informs that...
Action
•
Change to a charged one or use the AC
power adaptor. Charge the battery pack.
•
Check whether the battery is
authentic and change to new one.
It is recommended that only genuine Samsung
batteries are used in this camcorder.
•
Storage media
Message
Memory Full
(SMX-C24 only)
There is not enough
space to record on built-in
memory.
Insert Card
There is no memory card
inserted in the card slot.
Card Full
There is not enough space
to record on memory
card.
Action
•
•
•
Insert a memory card.
•
Delete unnecessary files on the memory
card. Use the built-in memory.
(SMX-C24 only)
Back-up files to your PC or another storage
media and delete files.
Change to another memory card which has
enough free space.
•
•
Card Locked
Card Error
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The write protection tab
on an SDHC card has
been set to lock.
The memory card has
some problem and cannot
be recognised.
Delete unnecessary files on the built-in
memory. Use a memory card.
Back-up files to your PC or another storage
media and delete files.
• Release write protection tab.
• Format the memory card or replace it with a
new one.
Message
Not Supported
Card
Icon
Not Supported
Format
Please format
Low speed card.
Please record at a
lower resolution.
-
Informs that...
The memory card is not
supported in this camcorder.
The memory card may have
been formatted by another
device and may still have
existing images on it.
The memory card is not
formatted.
Action
• Change to a memory card that we
recommended.
The memory card does not
have enough performance
to record.
• Record video at a lower resolution.
• Change memory card to a faster one.
²page 31
Informs that...
Some problems occurred
while writing data to
storage media.
You cannot manually operate
some functions when Smart
Auto is activated.
Action
• Format storage media using menus after
backing-up important files to your PC or
another storage media.
• The image format is not supported.
Check the supported file format.
• Format the memory card using menu item.
• Format the memory card using menu item.
Recording
Message
Icon
Write Error
-
Release the
Smart Auto
-
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 is full.
Cannot record
video.
-
The number of video files
that can be stored is 9,999
on 999th folder (999VIDEO).
• 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.
-
Folder and file number have •
reached their limitation and
you cannot record.
Format storage media using menu item after
backing up important files to PC or another
storage device. Set "File No." to "Reset."
File number is full.
Cannot take a
photo.
-
Folder and files have
reached their capacity and
you cannot take a photo.
Format storage media using menu item after
backing up important files to PC or another
storage device. Set "File No." to "Reset."
The number of
photo files is full.
Cannot take a
photo.
-
The number of photo files
that can be stored is 9,999.
• Release Smart Auto function.
•
• 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.
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Playback
Icon
Informs that...
Total file size is over
1.8GB.
Message
-
Total file size that can be
combined is limited to 1.8GB.
Select 2 files for
combine.
-
Read Error
-
Corrupted file
-
You can not combine more
than 2 different videos into
one.
Some problems occurred
during reading data from
storage media.
This file can not be read.
Action
•
Combined files must be less than
1.8GB.
•
It is possible to combine only
2 different videos into one.
•
Format storage media using menus
after backing up important files to PC
or another storage device.
•
Format the storage media using
menus after back up important files to
a PC or another storage device.
When there is condensation, put aside for a while before using
• What is condensation?
Condensation occurs when a camcorder is moved to a place where the temperature differs
significantly from the previous place. In other words, the water vapour in the air turns into dew
because of the temperature difference, and it condensates like dew on the external or internal
lenses of the camcorder and on the reflection lens. When this happens, you temporarily may not
use the record or play functions of the camcorder. Also, it may cause a malfunction or damage to
the camcorder when using the device with the power on while there is 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 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.
- When recording outdoors in cold weather during the winter and then using it in indoors.
- When recording outdoors in hot weather after being indoors or inside a car where the air
conditioner was running.
Note before sending your camcorder for repair.
• If these instructions do not solve your problem, contact your nearest Samsung authorised service
centre.
• Depending on the problem, the current hard disk may need to be initialised or replaced and the
data will be deleted. Be sure to back up the data on the hard disk or other storage media before
sending your camcorder for repair. Samsung cannot guarantee any loss of your data.
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+ If you encounter any problems using your camcorder, check the followings before
asking for service repair. If these instructions do not solve your problem, contact the
nearest Samsung authorised service centre.
Symptoms and solutions
Power
Symptom
•
•
The camcorder does not turn on.
•
•
•
The power automatically turns
off.
Power cannot be turned off .
The battery pack is quickly
discharged.
•
•
•
•
•
•
Explanation/Solution
The battery pack may not be inserted on your camcorder.
Insert a battery pack into the camcorder.
The inserted battery pack may be discharged.
Charge the battery pack or replace it with a charged one.
If you use an AC power adaptor, make sure it is properly connected
to the wall outlet.
Remove the battery pack or unplug the AC power adaptor, and
reconnect the power supply to the camcorder before turning it on.
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" ²page 81
The battery pack is almost discharged. Charge the battery pack or
replace it with a charged one.
Use the AC power adaptor.
Remove the battery pack or unplug the AC power adaptor, and
reconnect the power supply to the camcorder before turning it on.
The temperature in the use condition is too low.
The battery pack is not fully charged. Recharge the battery pack.
The battery pack reached the end of its lifespan and cannot be
recharged. Use another battery pack.
Displays
Symptom
Explanation/Solution
The Recorded Image is more
•
narrow or fat than original image.
You should check the size for recording before you record.
²page 46
Unknown image appears on the
LCD screen.
•
The camcorder is in Demo mode. If you do not want to see Demo
images, change the setting of "Demo" to "Off." ²page 83
Unknown indicator appears on
the screen.
•
A warning indicator or message appears on the screen.
²pages 100~102
The after image 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 is too bright. Adjust the brightness and angle of the LCD.
Use the LCD Enhancer function.
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Storage Media
Symptom
Memory card functions
are not operable.
•
•
•
Image cannot be
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. ²page 31
If you use a memory card formatted on a computer, format it again directly on
your camcorder. ²page 73
You cannot delete the images protected by other devices.
Release the protection of the image on the device. ²page 61
Release the lock on the write-protect tab of the memory card (SDHC memory
card, etc.), if any. ²page 32
Release the lock on the write-protect tab of the memory card (SDHC memory
card, etc.), if any. ²page 32
Copy any important recorded files to your PC before formatting.
Samsung shall not be responsible for any loss of data.
(It is recommended that you copy the data to your PC or other storage media.)
The file may be corrupted.
The file format is not supported by your camcorder.
Only the file name is displayed, if the directory structure does not comply with
the international standard.
Recording
Symptom
Pressing the
Recording start/stop
button does not start
recording.
•
•
•
•
•
The actual recording
time is less than the
estimated time.
•
•
The recording stops
automatically.
•
•
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Explanation/Solution
There is not enough free space to record on the the storage media.
Check if memory card is not inserted or write-protect tab is set to lock.
The internal temperature of your camcorder is unusually high.
Turn off your camcorder and leave it for a while in a cool place.
Your camcorder is damp and moist inside (condensation).
Turn off your camcorder and leave it for about 1 hour in a cool place.
The estimated recording time may vary depending on contents and features
used.
Recording a fast-moving subject increases the bit rate and consequently
the amount of storage space required for the recording, which can lead to a
shorter available recording time.
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 frequently record or delete files, the performance of the built-in flash memory will deteriorate. In this case, reformat the built-in memory.
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.
Recording
Symptom
When recording a subject
illuminated by bright light, vertical
lines appear.
When the screen is exposed to
direct sunlight during recording,
the screen turns red or black for an
instant.
The beep sound is not heard.
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 recording stops.
Explanation/Solution
•
The camcorder is unable to record these levels of brightness.
•
Do not leave the camcorder with the LCD screen exposed to
direct sunlight.
•
•
•
Set the "Beep Sound" to "On."
The beep sound is temporally off while recording videos.
When the Audio/Video cable jack is connected to the camcorder,
the beep sound will automatically turn off.
•
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 internal temperature of your camcorder is unusually high.
Turn off your camcorder and leave it for a while in a cool place.
Your camcorder is damp and moist inside (condensation). Turn
off your camcorder and leave it for about 1 hour in a cool place.
Set your camcorder to Record mode. ²page 19
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. ²page 73
Or remove unnecessary images. ²page 60
•
•
•
You cannot record a photo image.
•
Adjusting the image during recording
Symptom
•
•
Focus does not adjust
automatically.
The image appears too bright or
flickering, or changes in colour.
•
•
•
Explanation/Solution
Set "Focus" to "Auto." ²page 51
The recording conditions are not suitable for auto focus.
Adjust the focus manually. ²page 51
The lens is dusty on the surface. Clear the lens and check the focus.
Recording is being made in a dark place. Increase the brightness
in the place.
This occurs when recording images under a fluorescent lamp,
sodium lamp, or mercury lamp. Cancel "iSCENE" to minimise
these phenomena. ²page 45
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Playback on your camcorder
Symptom
Using the playback
(Play/Pause) button will not
start playing.
The Skip or Search function
does not work properly.
Playback is interrupted
unexpectedly.
You cannot hear the sound
when playing video recorded
by Time Lapse REC.
Photos stored on a storage
media are not displayed in the
actual size.
Explanation/Solution
•
•
•
•
button to set Video Play mode.
Press the Mode
Image files recorded by other devices may not be played on your
camcorder.
Check out the memory card compatibility. ²page 32
If the temperature inside the camcorder is too high, it cannot function
properly. Turn the camcorder off, wait for a few moments, and turn it
on again.
•
Check the AC adaptor or battery pack is properly connected and
stable.
•
The Time Lapse REC does not support the sound input.
(mute recording) ²page 56
•
Photos recorded on other devices may not appear in the actual size.
This is not an error.
Playback on other devices (TV, etc.)
Symptom
Explanation/Solution
•
You cannot view the image
or hear the sound on the
connected device.
•
Connect the audio line of the Audio/Video cable jack to your camcorder
or to the connected device (TV, DVD recorder, etc). (Red colour- right,
White colour- left)
The Audio/Video cable jack is not connected properly. Make sure that
the Audio/Video cable jack is connected to the proper jack.
²page 94, 96
Connecting/Dubbing with other devices (TV, DVD recorder, etc.)
Symptom
Explanation/Solution
•
You cannot dub correctly
using the Audio/Video cable.
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The Audio/Video cable is not connected properly. Make sure that the
Audio/Video cable is connected to the proper jack, i.e. to the input jack
of the device used for dubbing an image from your camcorder.
²page 94, 96
Connecting to a computer
Symptom
When using the videos, a
computer does not recognise
your camcorder.
Explanation/Solution
•
Disconnect the USB cable from the computer and camcorder,
restart the computer, then reconnect it correctly.
•
A video codec is needed to play the file recorded on your camcorder. Install or run the built-in edit software (Intelli-studio).
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. Reconnect it properly.
Your computer may not have the required performance to playback
a video file. Check the recommended computer specifications.
•
Cannot play a video clips
properly on a PC.
•
•
•
•
Intelli-studio does not function
properly.
•
•
•
The image or sound on your
camcorder is not played on your
computer properly.
The playback screen is paused
or distorted.
•
•
•
•
Exit the Intelli-studio application, and restart the Windows computer.
The built-in software on your camcorder, Intelli-studio, is not Macintosh-compliant.
Set “PC Software” to “On” in the Settings menu.
According to your computer type, the Intelli-studio program may not
run automatically. If this occurs, open My Computer, find and then
open CD Drive Intelli-studio. In CD Drive Intelli-studio, run Intelli-Studio.
exe.
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 images or sound may not be played
back correctly.
The images and sound is copied to your computer is not affected.
Check the system requirements to play a video. ²page 85
Exit all other 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.
General operations
Symptom
•
The date and time are incorrect.
Explanation/Solution
Has the camcorder been left unused for a long period of time?
The backup built-in rechargeable battery may be discharged.
²page 28
Pressing a button will not turn on
or operate the computer.
•
Remove the battery pack or unplug the AC power adaptor, and
reconnect the power supply to the camcorder before turning it on.
Does not charge or
operate even if the battery pack
is inserted.
•
Check whether the battery pack is genuine.
Non-genuine battery packs are not recognised properly by the
camcorder.
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troubleshooting
Menu
Symptom
Explanation/Solution
•
•
•
•
You cannot select the dimmed menu items in the current recording/playback
mode.
Most of the menu items cannot be selected when you set the Smart Auto
function.
If there is no storage media inserted, it cannot be selected and will be dimmed
on the menu : "Storage Type", "Storage Info", "Format", etc.
There are some functions you cannot activate simultaneously.
The following list shows examples of unworkable combinations of functions and
menu items. If you want to set the desired functions, do not set the following
items first.
<Cannot Use>
"Digital Zoom"
"Digital Effect : Mirror,
Mosaic, Step printing"
"Digital Effect"
"Focus : Face Detection"
Menu items are
dimmed.
"Back Light"
"Fader"
"Smart Auto"
"16:9 Wide"
"Anti-Shake (HDIS)"
"iSCENE: Night, Darkness"
•
"Anti-Shake (HDIS)", "16:9 Wide"
"iSCENE: Night, Darkness"
"iSCENE", "Digital Effect",
"Video Resolution: Web Fine, Web Normal"
"iSCENE: Night, Darkness"
"Time Lapse REC"
"Video Resolution: Web Fine, Web Normal"
"Video Resolution: Web Fine, Web Normal"
"Video Resolution: Web Fine, Web Normal",
"iSCENE: Night, Darkness"
"Anti-Shake (HDIS)", "Digital Effect"
The following list shows examples of some functions you cannot activate when
the camcorder is in a specific mode. If you want to set the desired function,
change the mode first.
<Cannot Use>
"LCD Brightness",
"LCD Colour", "Demo"
"Transparency",
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<Because of the following setting>
"Anti-Shake (HDIS)",
"iSCENE: Night, Darkness"
"Digital Effect : Mirror, Mosaic,
Step printing",
"Video Resolution: Web Fine, Web Normal"
<If the camcorder is in the following mode:>
"Play mode": Thumbnail index screen or full
image display mode of videos (or photos).
"TV Display"
"Play mode": Thumbnail index screen mode
of videos (or photos).
"Storage Type",
"Auto LCD Off",
"Default Set"
"Play mode": Full image display mode of
videos (or photos).
"Beep Sound"
"Play mode": Full image display mode of
videos.
specifications
Model name
SMX-C19BP/SMX-C19RP/SMX-C19LP/SMX-C19UP
SMX-C20BP/SMX-C20RP/SMX-C20LP/SMX-C20UP
SMX-C24BP/SMX-C24RP/SMX-C24LP/SMX-C24UP
SMX-C200BP/SMX-C200RP/SMX-C200LP/SMX-C200UP
Video signal
Picture compression format
Audio compression format
Recording resolution
Focal length
PAL
H.264/AVC Format
AAC (Advanced Audio Coding)
TV Super Fine (about 5.0Mbps), TV Fine (about 4.0Mbps),
TV Normal (about 3.0Mbps), Web Fine (about 4.0Mbps),
Web Normal (about 3.0Mbps)
CCD (Charge Coupled Device) (Max : 800K pixels)
F1.8 to 2.4, 10x (Optical), 1200x (Digital) Electronic zoom
lens
2.4mm~24mm
LCD screen
Size/dot number
LCD screen method
2.7 inches wide, 230k
1.6" interlaced scan, LCD panel / TFT active matrix system
Connectors
Composite video out
Audio output
USB output
1.0V (p_p), 75Ω, analogue
-7.5dBm 47KΩ, analogue, stereo
mini USB-B type (USB2.0 High Speed)
Power source
5.0V (Using AC adaptor), 3.7V (Using Lithium Ion battery
pack)
Power supply (100V~240V) 50/60Hz, Lithium Ion battery
pack
1.8W (LCD on)
0˚C~40˚C (32˚F~104˚F)
10% ~80%
-20˚C ~ 60˚C (-4˚F ~ 140˚F)
Approx. 35.2mm x 56.2mm x 109mm (1.39" x 2.21" x 4.29")
Approx. 0.32Ibs (145g)
(Except for battery pack or memory card)
Omni-directional stereo microphone
System
Image device
Lens
Power source type
General
Power consumption
Operating temperature
Operating humidity
Storage temperature
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Weight
Internal MIC
These technical specifications and design may be changed without notice.
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