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HMX-H100N
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High Definition
Digital Camcorder
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key features of your HD camcorder
The HD camcorder is capable of recording and playing back both Full HD (high definition: 1920x1080) and Standard
Definition (SD) image quality. Select the recording image quality, Full HD (high definition) or SD (standard definition),
before recording.
ENJOYING IMAGES WITH FULL HIGH DEFINITION (HD) QUALITY
You can view recorded movies with Full HD (high definition) image quality.
• This HD camcorder offers 1080i resolution with a sharper image than previous SD camcorders (480i).
It also supports widescreen recording with an aspect ratio of 16:9.
• Recordings made in Full HD (high definition) image quality will fit widescreen (16:9) HDTVs.
If your TV is not a high definition TV, movies with HD (high definition) image quality will be displayed with SD
(standard definition) image quality.
- To enjoy Full HD-quality images, you will need a TV supporting 1920x1080i input.
(Refer to the user manual of your TV.)
- To enjoy HD-quality images, use an HDMI (optional) or Component/AV (Y/PB/PR, Audio L/R) cable.
When using the Component/AV cable in a regular video connection (Video, Audio L/R) to your TV, HD-quality
images cannot be viewed and are down-converted to SD (Standard Definition).
• The image is recorded in 720x480p when the quality is set to SD in the HD camcorder.
Movies recorded at SD (standard definition) image quality cannot be converted to HD (high definition).
Full HD (high definition) image quality:
60i (interlaced)
SD (standard definition) image quality:
60i (interlaced)
1920
720
1080i
480i
<1080i / 16:9 Full high definition camcorder>
<480i / normal digital camcorder>
Image resolution: about 6 times that of previous SD camcorders (480i).
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FEATURES OF YOUR NEW HD CAMCORDER
2.2 Mega pixel (Gross) CMOS sensor
1/4.1” CMOS sensor provides stunning detail and clarity with exceptional video (1920 lines of horizontal resolution-HD mode or
720 lines of horizontal resolution-SD mode) and still image performance (4.6 mega pixels).
Unlike traditional CCD imagers, CMOS sensors require less power, providing better battery performance.
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SSD (SOLID STATE DRIVE) adopted as built-in storage media (HMX-H104BN/HMX-H105BN/HMX-H106SN only)
SSD based on flash memory has been adopted as built-in memory for the camcorder.
SSD helps the camcorder boot, read data and operate the software much faster than normal HDD (Hard Disk Drives).
Also, SSD is very stable, durable and makes less noise while in operation. It is environment-friendly because low electric power is
required.
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Anynet+
supported
H.264 (MPEG4 part10/AVC) encoding
The latest video compression technology, H.264 uses a high compression
rate to sharply increase the recordable time with the same size storage.
HDMI interface (Anynet+ supported)
• If you have an HDTV with an HDMI jack, you can enjoy a clearer and sharper image
when compared to a standard definition TV.
• This HD camcorder supports Anynet+.
Anynet+ is an AV network system that enables you to control all connected Samsung
AV devices with an Anynet+ supported Samsung TV remote control. Refer to the corresponding
TV’s user manual for more details.
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2.7” wide (16:9) touch panel LCD screen (230K pixels)
The 2.7” wide (16:9) LCD screen provides excellent viewing clarity with improved resolution. The
230K pixel LCD screen rotates up to 270 degrees for multiple viewing angles providing sharp,
detailed images for monitoring or playback, and the widescreen format makes shooting in 16:9
mode and composing shots even easier.
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Touch panel adopted
You can play recorded images and set functions by simply tapping on the LCD screen.
Swivel handle for free style shooting
You can adjust the swivel handle’s angle up to 180° to suit the recording situation.
Built-in editing software (Intelli-studio)
Editing software is stored in this camcorder. Connecting the camcorder to a Windows computer using USB cable runs the
editing software application. The application enables playback, editing and sharing of the recordings.
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safety warnings
What the icons and signs in this user manual mean;
WARNING
CAUTION
CAUTION
Means that death or serious personal injury is a risk.
Means that there is a potential risk for personal injury or material damage.
To reduce the risk of fire, explosion, electric shock, or personal injury when using your HD
camcorder, follow these basic safety precautions:
Means hints or referential pages that may be helpful when operating the HD 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.
important safety instructions
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
This symbol indicates that dangerous voltage consisting a risk of
electric shock is present within this unit.
This symbol indicates that there are important operating and
maintenance instructions in the literature accompanying this unit.
Warning
To Reduce The Risk Of Fire Or Electric Shock, Do Not Expose This Apparatus To Rain Or Moisture.”
Caution
Apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing and no objects filled with liquids, such as vases, shall be placed on
the apparatus. To disconnect the apparatus from the mains, the plug must be pulled out from the mains socket, therefore
the mains plug shall be readily operable.
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1. Read these instructions.
2. Keep these instructions.
3. Heed all warnings.
4. Follow all instructions.
5. Do not use this apparatus near water.
6. Clean only with dry cloth.
7. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in
accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
8. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators,
heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including
amplifiers) that produce heat.
9. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or
grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades
with one wider than the other. A grounding type plug
has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide
blade or the third prong are provided for your safety. If
the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult
an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
10. Protect the power cord from being walked on or
pinched particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles,
and the point where they exit from the apparatus.
11. Only use attachment/accessories specified by the
manufacturer.
12. Use only with the cart, stand, tripod,
bracket, or table specified by the
manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus.
When a cart is used, use caution when
moving the cart/apparatus combination
to avoid injury from tip-over.
13. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when
unused for long periods of time.
14. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Servicing is required when the apparatus has been
damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or
plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects
have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been
exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally,
or has been dropped.
15. Apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or
splashing and no objects filled with liquids, such as
vases, shall be placed on the apparatus.
16. VENTILATION:
Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided
for ventilation to ensure reliable operation of the
CAMCORDER and to protect it from overheating.
These openings must not be blocked or covered.
Never place your CAMCORDER on a bed, sofa, rug,
or other similar surface: on or near a radiator or heat
register. This CAMCORDER should not be placed in a
built-in installation such as a bookcase or rack unless
proper ventilation is provided or the manufacturer’s
instructions have been adhered to.
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important safety instructions
17. POWER SOURCES:
The CAMCORDER should be operated only from the
type of power source indicated on the label. If you are
not sure of the type of power supply at your home,
consult your appliance dealer or local power company.
A CAMCORDER is intended to be operated from
battery power, or other sources, refer to the operating
instructions.
18. GROUNDING OR POLARIZATION:
This CAMCORDER may be equipped with either a
polarized 2-wire AC line plug (a plug having one blade
wider than the other) or a 3-wire grounding type plug,
a plug having a third (grounding) pin. If you are unable
to insert the plug fully into the outlet, try reversing the
plug. If the plug still fails to fit, contact your electrician
to replace your outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose
of the polarized plug.
19. POWER-CORD PROTECTION:
Power-supply cords should be routed so that they are
not likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed
upon or against them, paying particular attention to
cords or plugs, convenient receptacles, and the point
where they exit from the unit.
20. OUTDOOR ANTENNA GROUNDING:
CAMCORDER, be sure the antenna or cable system is
grounded to provide some protection against voltage
surges and built-up static charges, Section 810 of the
National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA No.
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70-1984, provides information with respect to proper
grounding of the mast and supporting structure,
grounding of the lead-in wire and supporting structure,
grounding of the mast and supporting structure,
grounding of the lead-in wire to an antenna discharge
unit, size of grounding to conductors, location of
antenna-discharge unit, connection to grounding
electrodes and requirements for the grounding
electrode.
ANTENNA
LEAD IN
WIRE
GROUND
CLAMP
ANTENNA
DISCHARGE UNIT
(NEC SECTION 810-20)
ELECTRIC
SERVICE
EQUIPMENT
GROUNDING CONDUCTORS
(NEC SECTION 810-21)
GROUND CLAMPS
POWER SERVICE GROUNDING
ELECTRODE SYSTEM
(NEC ART 250, PART H)
NEC NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
See figure below.
21. LIGHTNING:
For added protection of this CAMCORDER during a
lightning storm or when it is left unattended and unused
for long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet
and disconnect the antenna or cable system. This will
prevent damage to the CAMCORDER due to lightning
and powerline surges.
22. POWER LINES:
An outside antenna system should not be located in
the vicinity of overhead power lines or other electric
light or power circuits where it can fall into such power
lines or circuits. When installing an outside antenna
system, extreme care should be taken to keep from
touching such power lines or circuits as contact with
them might be fatal.
23. OVERLOADING:
Do not overload wall outlets and extension cords as
this can result in a risk of fire or electric shock.
24. OBJECTS AND LIQUIDS:
Never push objects of any kind into this CAMCORDER
through openings as they may touch dangerous
voltage points or short out a part that could result in a
fire or electric shock. Never spill liquids of any kind onto
the CAMCORDER. Should spillage occur, unplug unit
and have it checked by a technician before use.
25. SERVICING:
Do not attempt to service this CAMCORDER yourself.
Opening or removing covers may expose you to
dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all servicing
to qualified service personnel.
26. DAMAGE REQUIRING SERVICE:
Unplug this CAMCORDER from the wall outlet and
refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the
following conditions:
a. When the power-supply cord or plug is damaged.
b. If any liquid has been spilled onto, or objects have
fallen into the CAMCORDER.
c. If the CAMCORDER has been exposed to rain or
water.
d. If the CAMCORDER does not operate normally
by following the operating instructions, adjust only
those controls that are covered by the operating
instructions. Improper adjustment of other controls
may result in damage and will often require
extensive work by a qualified technician to restore
the CAMCORDER to its normal operation.
e. If the CAMCORDER has been dropped or the
cabinet has been damaged.
f. When the CAMCORDER exhibits a distinct change
in performance, this indicates a need for service.
27. REPLACEMENT PARTS:
When replacement parts are required, be sure the
service technician has used replacement parts
specified by the manufacturer and having the same
characteristics as the original part. Unauthorized
substitutions may result in fire, electric shock or other
hazards.
28. SAFETY CHECK:
Upon completion of any service or repairs to this
CAMCORDER, ask the service technician to perform
safety checks to determine that the CAMCORDER is in
safe operating order.
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important safety instructions
29. To prevent damage which may result in fire or shock
hazard, do not expose this appliance to rain or
moisture.
30. If this power supply is used at 240V ac, a suitable plug
adaptor should be used.
31. This product is covered by one or more of the following
U.S. patents:
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6,043,912 6,222,983 6,272,096 6,377,524 6,377,531
6,385,587 6,389,570 6,408,408 6,466,532 6,473,736
6,477,501 6,480,829 6,556,520 6,556,521 6,556,522
6,578,163 6,594,208 6,631,110 6,658,588 6,674,697
6,674,957 6,687,455 6,697,307 6,707,985 6,721,243
6,721,493 6,728,474 6,741,535 6,744,713 6,744,972
6,765,853 6,765,853 6,771,890 6,771,891 6,775,465
6,778,755 6,788,629 6,788,630 6,795,637 6,810,201
6,862,256 6,868,054 6,894,963 6,937,552
USER INSTALLER CAUTION:
Your authority to operate this FCC certified equipment could be
voided if you make changes or modifications not expressly approved
by this party responsible for compliance to part 15 FCC rules.
NOTE:
Hg LAMP(S) INSIDE THIS PRODUCT CONTAIN MERCURY AND
MUST BE RECYCLED OR DISPOSED OF ACCORDING
TO LOCAL, STATE OR FEDERAL LAWS. For details see
lamprecycle.org, eiae.org, or call 1-800-Samsung (7267864)
CALIFORNIA USA ONLY
This Perchlorate warning applies only to primary CR
(Manganese Dioxide) Lithium coin cells in the product sold
or distributed ONLY in California USA
“ Perchlorate Material - special handling may apply,
See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate.”
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NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply
with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15
of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance
with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to
radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation.
If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the following measures:
- Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
- Increase the separation between the equipment and
receiver.
- Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different
from that to which the receiver is connected.
- Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician
for help and for additional suggestions.
The user may find the following booklet prepared by the
Federal Communications Commission helpful: “How to
Identify and Resolve Radio-TV Interference Problems.”
This Booklet is available from the U.S. Government
Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402, Stock No.
004-000-00345-4.
FCC Warning
The user is cautioned that changes or modifications not
expressly approved by the manufacturer could void the user’s
authority to operate the equipment.
This device complies with Part 15 of FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions;
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
precautions
Warning!
• This camcorder should always be connected to an AC outlet with a protective grounding connection.
• Batteries shall not be exposed to excessive heat such as sunshine, fire or the like.
Caution
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.
Replace only with the same or equivalent type.
If this power supply is used at 240V ac, a suitable plug adapter should be used.
important information on use
BEFORE USING THIS CAMCORDER
• This HD camcorder records video in H.264 (MPEG4 part10/AVC) format and in High (HD-VIDEO) and Standard
resolution (SD-VIDEO).
• Please note that this HD camcorder is not compatible with other digital video formats.
• Before recording important video, make a trial recording.
Play back your trial recording to make sure the video and audio have been recorded properly.
• The recorded contents cannot be compensated for:
- Samsung cannot compensate for any damage caused when a recording cannot be played back because of a defect
in the HD camcorder or memory card.
Samsung cannot be responsible for your recorded video and audio.
- Recorded contents may be lost due to a mistake when handling this HD camcorder or memory card, etc. Samsung
shall not be responsible for compensation for damages due to the loss of recorded contents.
• Make a backup of important recorded data
Protect your important recorded data by copying the files to a PC. We also recommend you copy it from your PC to other
recording media for storage. Refer to the software installation and USB connection guide.
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• Copyright: Please note that this HD camcorder is intended for individual use only.
Data recorded on the storage media in this HD camcorder using other digital/analog media or devices is protected by the
copyright act and cannot be used without permission of the owner of copyright, except for personal enjoyment. Even if you
record an event such as a show, performance or exhibition for personal enjoyment, it is strongly recommended that you obtain
permission beforehand.
ABOUT THIS USER MANUAL
• Thank you for purchasing this Samsung Camcorder. Please read this user manual carefully before you use the camcorder and
keep it handy for future reference. Should your camcorder fail to operate correctly, refer to Troubleshooting. page 119
• This User Manual covers models HMX-H100N, HMX-H104BN, HMX-H105BN, and HMX-H106SN.
The HMX-H104BN, HMX-H105BN, and HMX-H106SN have a 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB built-in flash memory respectively but
also use memory cards.
The HMX-H100N does not have built-in flash memory and uses memory cards exclusively.
Although some features of HMX-H100N, HMX-H104BN, HMX-H105BN, and HMX-H106SN are different, they operate in the
same way.
• Illustrations of model HMX-H105BN are used in this user manual.
• The screenshots are from Windows XP. The screens may vary depending on the operating system of the computer.
• The displays in this user manual may not be exactly the same as those you see on the LCD screen.
• Designs and specifications of the camcorder and other accessories are subject to change without any notice.
• The following terms are used in this manual:
- The terms ‘video’ and ‘movie images’ refer to one video unit from the point you press the Record start/stop button to start
recording until you press again to pause the recording.
- The terms ‘photo’ and ‘still image’ are used interchangeably with the same meaning.
NOTES REGARDING TRADEMARKS
• All the trade names and registered trademarks mentioned in this manual or other documentation provided with your Samsung
product are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
• Windows® is registered trademark or trademark of Microsoft Corporation, registered in the United States and other countries.
• YouTube® is a trademark of Google Inc.
• Flickr® is a trademark of Yahoo.
• All the other product names mentioned here in may be the trademark or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
• Furthermore, “TM” and “R” are not mentioned in each case in this manual.
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precautions when using
The safety precautions illustrated below are to prevent personal injury or material damages. Heed all instructions carefully.
WARNING
Means that death or serious
personal injury is a risk.
Prohibited action.
Do not touch the product.
CAUTION
Means that there is a potential
risk for personal injury or
material damage.
Do not disassemble the
product.
This precaution must be kept.
Unplug from the power supply.
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Do not allow water or metal
and inflammable matter to
enter the camcorder or AC
power adaptor. Doing so may
pose a fire hazard.
No sand or dust! Fine sand or
dust entering the camcorder
or AC power adaptor could
cause malfunctions or defects.
Do not bend the power-cord
or damage the AC power
adaptor by pressing on it with a
heavy object. There may be a
risk of fire or electric shock.
Do not disconnect the AC
adaptor by pulling on its
power-cord, as this could
damage the power-cord.
No sand or dust!
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Do not overload outlets or
extension cords as this may
result in abnormal heat or fire.
Using the camcorder at
temperatures over 140°F(60°
C) may result in fire. Keeping the
battery at a high temperature
may cause an explosion.
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No oil! Oil entering the
camcorder or AC power
adaptor could cause electric
shock, malfunctions or
defects.
Do not aim the LCD screen
directly into the sun. Doing so
could cause eye injuries, as
well as lead to malfunctioning
of internal parts of the product.
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Do not use the AC adaptor if it has
damaged, split or broken cords or wires.
Doing so may cause fire or electric shock.
Do not use the AC adapter if it has
damaged, split or broken cords or
wires. Doing so may cause fire or
electric shock.
Do not connect the AC adapter 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.
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Do not connect the AC adaptor unless the
plug can be fully inserted with no part of
the blades exposed.
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Keep the used lithium battery or memory
card out of the reach of children. If the
lithium battery or memory card is swallowed
by children, consult physician immediately.
Do not attempt to disassemble, repair, or
reform the camcorder or the AC adaptor to
avoid a risk of fire or electric shock.
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.
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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.
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When cleaning the AC adaptor, unplug
the power-cord to avoid a risk of a
malfunction or electric shock.
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If the camcorder makes an abnormal sound, or smell
or smokes, unplug the power-cord immediately and
request service from a Samsung service center.
There is a risk of fire or personal injury.
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If the camcorder malfunctions, detach
immediately the AC adaptor or battery
from the camcorder to avoid fire or injury.
precautions when using
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Do not drop or expose the camcorder,
battery pack, AC adaptor or other
accessories to severe vibrations or impact.
This may cause a malfunction or injury.
Do not use the camcorder on a tripod (not
supplied) in a place where it is subject to
severe vibrations or impact.
Do not use the camcorder near direct
sunlight or heating equipment. This will
especially shorten the operation range of
the remote control which uses infrared rays.
Do not expose the camcorder to sand or
water when recording at the beach or pool,
or recording on a rainy day. Doing so may
cause a malfunction or electric shock.
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 fail
the product to operate normally. Turn the
camcorder off and cover it with vinyl sheet,
etc. before using insecticide.
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Do not press the surface of the LCD with
force, or hit it with a sharp object. If you
push the LCD surface, display unevenness
may occur.
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Do not place the camcorder with the open
LCD screen down.
Do not wipe the camcorder body with
benzene or thinner. The exterior coating could
peel off or the case surface could deteriorate.
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Do not expose the camcorder to sudden
changed in temperature or a humid place.
There is also a risk of defect or electric shock
when using outdoors during lightning storms.
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Do not use the camcorder near TV or
radio. This could cause noise on the TV
screen or in radio broadcasts.
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Do not leave the LCD monitor open when
not using the camcorder.
Do not hold the camcorder by the LCD
monitor when lifting it. LCD monitor could
detach and the camcorder may fall.
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Do not use the camcorder near strong radio
waves or magnetism such as speakers and
a large motor. Noise could enter video or
audio that are being recorded.
Keep important data separately.
Samsung is not responsible for data loss.
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Use Samsung-approved accessories only. Using
products from other manufacturers may cause
overheating, fire, explosion, electric shock or
ersonal injuries caused by abnormal operation.
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Place the camcorder on a stable surface
and a place with ventilation openings.
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QUICK START GUIDE
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR
HD CAMCORDER
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What’s included with your HD camcorder
Front & left view
Right & top / bottom view
Rear view
PREPARATION
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Using the remote control
Holding the HD camcorder
Charging the battery pack
Basic HD camcorder operation
Screen indicators
Using the Display (
) button
Using the LCD screen
Initial setting: time zone, date and time & OSD language
BEFORE RECORDING
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Selecting the storage media
(HMX-H104BN/HMX-H105BN/HMX-H106SN only)
Inserting/ejecting a memory card
Recordable time and number of images
Selecting a suitable memory card
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RECORDING
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Recording movie images
Taking photo images
Recording with ease for beginners (EASY Q mode)
Capturing still images during movie image recording
(dual recording)
Zooming
Setting the anti-shake (OIS: optical image stabilizer)
Using the built-in flash
Capturing still images during movie images playback
PLAYBACK
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Changing the playback mode
Playing movie images
Viewing photo images
CONNECTION
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Connecting to a TV
Dubbing images from the camcorder to a VCR or
DVD/HDD recorder
USING THE MENU ITEMS
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Handling menus and quick menus
Menu items
Quick menu items
Recording menu items
Playback menu items
Setting menu items
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EDITING MOVIE IMAGES
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IMAGE MANAGEMENT
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PRINTING PHOTO IMAGES
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USING A COMPUTER
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Dividing a movie image
Combining two movie images
Playlist
99 Protection from accidental erasure
100 Deleting images
101 Copying images
(HMX-H104BN/HMX-H105BN/HMX-H106SN only)
102 DPOF print setting
103 Direct printing with a PictBridge printer
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Checking your computer type
What you can do with a Windows computer
Using the Intelli-studio program
Using as a removable storage device
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MAINTENANCE & ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION
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TROUBLESHOOTING
SPECIFICATIONS
WARRANTY
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116 Additional information
118 Using your HD camcorder abroad
119 Troubleshooting
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quick start guide
This quick start guide introduces the basic operation and features of your camcorder.
See the reference pages below for more information.
Step 1
Preparation
INSERT
BATTERY
PACK
• Charging the battery pack. page 14
• Setting the date/time and the OSD language.pages 25-26
• Setting the storage media (built-in memory or memory card).
(HMX-H104BN/HMX-H105BN/HMX-H106SN only) page 27
Step 2
Recording
• Recording movie or photo images. pages 32, 34
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Step 3
Playing back
• Selecting an image to play back from the thumbnail index views.
pages 42, 45
• Viewing playback from your HD camcorder on your TV or PC.
pages 48, 107
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Step 4
Connecting to a PC
• You can play back and edit recorded movies or photos
by using the built-in editing software (Intelli-studio) on your camcorder.
Also, using Intelli-studio allows easy upload of recorded movies or photo
files to YouTube or Flickr. page 109
Step5
Easy Upload to YouTube or Flickr
• You can upload recorded movies or photos to YouTube or Flickr using Intelli-studio. page 109
Camcorder
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Intelli-studio
getting to know your HD camcorder
WHAT’S INCLUDED WITH YOUR HD CAMCORDER
Your new HD camcorder comes with the following accessories. If any of these items is missing from your box, call
Samsung’s Customer Care Center.
✪ The exact appearance of each item may vary by model.
Battery pack
(IA-BP85NF)
(AD43-00188A)
AC power adaptor
(AA-E9 type)
(AD44-00116B)
Component/AV cable
(AD39-00142D)
USB cable
(AD39-00132D)
Quick start guide
(AD68-03496A)
Remote control & button
type battery (CR2025)
(AD59-00169A)
User manual CD
(AD46-00224A)
HDMI cable (Optional)
(AD39-00159A)
• The contents may vary depending on the sales region.
• Parts and accessories are available for purchase at your local Samsung dealer. To buy these, contact
your nearest Samsung dealer. However, IA-BP85NF is not available from retailers. Use IA-BP85ST when
purchasing the battery pack separately.
• A memory card is not included. See page 30 for memory cards compatible with your HD camcorder.
• Your HD camcorder includes the user manual CD and quick start guide (printed). For more detailed
instructions, refer to the user manual (PDF) on the provided CD.
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FRONT & LEFT VIEW
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Built-in flash
Remote control sensor
Lens
Recording indicator
Built-in speaker
Power ( ) button
Display (
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Be careful not to cover the lens during recording.
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Anti-Shake (OIS) (
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Flash ( ) button
TFT LCD screen (touch panel)
Recording start/stop button
Zoom (W/T) button
Q.MENU button
getting to know your HD camcorder
RIGHT & TOP / BOTTOM VIEW
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PHOTO button
Zoom (W/T) lever
Swivel handle
Internal microphone
Grip belt hook
Grip belt
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₈ OPEN switch
₉ Battery pack/Memory card cover
Battery pack release switch
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Battery pack slot
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Memory card slot
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Be careful not to cover the internal microphone during recording.
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REAR VIEW
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1 Mode indicator
: Record mode (Movie/Photo)
: Play mode
2 MODE button
3 Recording start/stop button
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4 CHG (charging) indicator
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HDMI jack
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USB jack
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DC IN jack
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COMPONENT / AV jack
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This section provides information on using this HD camcorder; such as how to use the provided accessories, how to
charge the battery, how to setup the operation mode and initial setup.
USING THE REMOTE CONTROL
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REC (Recording start/stop) button
Display ( ) button
Skip ( / ) button
Stop ( ) button
MENU button
Control ( / / / / ) buttons
PHOTO button
Zoom (W/T) button
Search ( / ) button
Slow playback ( ) button
Play/Pause ( ) button
Remove the insulation sheet before using the remote control!
Insulation sheet
The buttons on the remote control function
the same as those on the HD camcorder.
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Installing the button type battery (CR2025) in the remote control
1. Turn the battery holder counter clockwise
(as indicated with () mark) using your
fingernail or a coin to open it.
• The battery holder opens.
2. Insert the battery into the battery holder with
the positive (+) terminal facing down and
press it firmly until you hear a locking sound.
3. Place the battery holder back in the remote
control, match its () mark with the () mark
on the remote control, and turn the battery
holder clockwise to lock it.
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<Battery holder>
Precautions regarding the button type battery
• There is a danger of explosion if the button type battery is incorrectly replaced.
Replace only with the same or equivalent type.
• Do not pick up the battery using tweezers or other metal tools. This will cause a short circuit.
• Do not recharge, disassemble, heat or immerse the battery in water, to avoid the risk of explosion.
WARNING
Keep the button type battery out of the reach of the children.
Should any battery be swallowed, consult a doctor immediately.
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HOLDING THE HD CAMCORDER
Attaching the grip belt
Adjust the length of grip belt so that the HD camcorder is stable
when you press the Recording start/stop button with your
thumb.
WARNING
1
Please note if the hand strap is adjusted too tight and you
use excessive force to insert your hand, the hand strap
hook of the camcorder may be damaged.
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Angle adjustment
Rotate the swivel handle to the most convenient angle.
You can rotate it downward from 0° to 180°.
WARNING
Please be careful not to turn the swivel handle backward
as it may cause damage.
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CHARGING THE BATTERY PACK
• Use the IA-BP85NF or IA-BP85ST battery pack only.
• The battery pack may be charged a little at the time of purchase.
• Be sure to charge the battery pack before you start using your HD camcorder.
Inserting the battery pack
1. Open the battery pack cover by sliding the OPEN switch to
the left as shown in the figure.
2. Insert the battery pack into the battery pack slot until it
softly clicks.
• Make sure that SAMSUNG logo is facing up and the
camcorder is placed as shown in the figure.
3. Close the battery pack cover.
Ejecting the battery pack
1. Slide the Battery pack release switch and pull out the
battery pack.
• Gently slide the Battery pack release switch in the
direction as shown in the figure.
2. Close the battery pack cover.
• Additional battery packs are available at your local
Samsung dealer.
• If the HD camcorder will not be in use for a while,
remove the battery pack from the HD camcorder.
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 occuring due to using unapproved batteries.
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Charging the battery pack
1. Press the Power ( ) button for about 1 second to turn off
the power and close the LCD screen.
2. Open the jack cover and connect the AC power adaptor to
the DC IN jack.
3. Connect the AC power adaptor to a wall socket.
4. Once charged, disconnect the AC power adaptor from the
DC IN jack on your HD camcorder.
• Even with the power switched off, the battery pack will
still discharge if it is left inserted in the HD camcorder.
• It is recommended you purchase one or more
additional battery packs to allow continuous use of
your HD camcorder.
• The battery pack is not charged during the power
saving mode, which may keep the mode indicator
on or flashing. Open the LCD screen and press the
Power ( ) button to turn off the camcorder for
charging. page 19
Charging indicator
The color of the CHG lamp indicates the power or charging state.
• If the battery pack has been fully charged, the charge indicator is green.
• If you are charging the battery, the color of the charge indicator is
orange.
• If an error occurs while the battery pack in charging, the charging
indicator blinks green.
• The battery pack is charged over 95% after about 1 hour and 50
minutes, and the indicator color changes to green. It takes about 2
hours for the battery pack to charge 100%.
<Charging indicator>
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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
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30~50% used
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50~75% used
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75~90% used
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90~97% used
Exhausted (flickers): The device will soon turn off.
Change the battery pack as soon as possible.
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The device will be forced to turn off after 3 seconds.
“Low
Battery”
Above figures are based on a fully charged battery pack at a normal temperature.
Low ambient temperature may affect the use time.
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Charging, recording and playback times with a fully charged battery pack
(with no zoom operation, LCD open, etc.)
Battery type
IA-BP85NF or IA-BP85ST
Charging time
approx. 110 min
Recording format
Continuous recording time
Playback time
HD
approx. 90 min
approx. 120 min
SD
approx. 110 min
approx. 130 min
• Measured times shown above are based on model HMX-H105BN.
(Times for HMX-H100N/HMX-H104BN/HMX-H106SN are almost the same).
• The time is only for reference. Tables showed above are measured under Samsung’s test environment, and may
differ from your actual use.
• The recording time shortens dramatically in a cold environment. The continuous recording times in the operating
instructions are measured using a fully charged battery pack at 77 °F (25 °C). As the environmental temperature
and conditions vary, the remaining battery time may differ from the approximate continuous recording times given
in the instructions.
Continuous recording (without zoom)
The times shown in the table reflect the available recording time when the HD camcorder is in the record mode
without using any other functions. In actual recording, the battery pack may discharge 2-3 times faster than this
reference, since the Record start/stop and Zoom are being operated, and playback is performed. Assume that the
recordable time with a fully charged battery pack is between 1/2 and 1/3 of the time in the table, so have enough
battery packs to allow for the time you are planning to record on the HD camcorder.
Note that the battery pack discharges faster in cold environment.
The charging time will vary depending on the remaining battery level.
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About battery packs
• The battery pack should be recharged in an environment
that is between 32°F (0°C) and 104°F (40°C). However,
when it is exposed to cold temperatures (below 32°F
(0°C)), its usage time reduces and it may cease to
function. If this happens, place the battery pack in your
pocket or other warm, protected place for a short time,
then reinsert it.
• Do not put the battery pack near any heat source (i.e. fire
or a heater).
• Do not disassemble, apply pressure to, or heat the
battery pack.
• Do not allow battery pack terminals to be short-circuited.
It may cause leakage, generate heat, or cause fire.
Maintaining the battery pack
• The recording time is affected by temperature and
environmental conditions.
• We recommend only using the original battery pack that
is available from your Samsung retailer. When the battery
reaches the end of its life, please contact your local
dealer. The batteries have to be dealt with as chemical
waste.
• Make sure that the battery pack is fully charged before
starting to record.
• To preserve battery power, keep your HD 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 HD
camcorder. If you do not use the HD camcorder for an
extended time period, keep it with the battery completely
depleted.
• For power saving purposes, the HD camcorder will
automatically turn off after 5 minutes. (Only if you set
“Auto Power Off” from the menu to “5 Min.”)
• When fully discharged, a battery pack damages the
internal cells. The battery pack may be prone to leakage
when fully discharged. Charge the battery pack at least
once per 6 months to prevent complete discharge of the
battery pack.
About the battery life
Battery capacity decreases over time and through repeated
use. If decreased usage time between charges becomes
significant, it is probably time to replace it with a new one.
Each battery’s life is affected by storage, operating and
environmental conditions.
Using an AC power source
We recommend that you use the AC power adaptor to power the HD camcorder from a household AC outlet when you
perform settings on it, play back, or edit images, or use it indoors. page 15
CAUTION
• Before detaching the power source, make sure that the HD 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 HD camcorder.
• Do not use the AC power adaptor in a narrow space, such as between a wall and furniture.
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BASIC HD CAMCORDER OPERATION
Set the appropriate operation mode according to your preference using the Power (
) button and MODE button.
Turning the HD camcorder on and off
1. Open the LCD screen to turn the camcorder on.
• The lens opens automatically when the camcorder is
powered on.
• You can also turn the camcorder on by pressing the
Power ( ) button.
2. To turn off the camcorder, press the Power ( ) button for
about 1 second.
• Closing the LCD screen will not turn the camcorder off.
• Set the date and time when using your HD camcorder
for the first time. page 25
• When you use your HD camcorder for the first time or
you perform the “Default Set” function, you will see
the “Time Zone: Home” setting screen for the startup
display. If you do not set the time zone, the time zone
setting screen appears every time you turn on your
camcorder.
LCD screen
Power (
) button
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Switching to Sleep mode
• This function works only in Play mode.
• The camcorder switches to Sleep mode automatically when the LCD screen
is closed and a video cable is not connected to TV.
• If there is no operation for 20 minutes after the camcorder has entered the
sleep mode once, the power is turned off automatically.
(When “AutoPoweroff” is set to “Off.”)
• If the LCD screen is opened or video cables are connected in the sleep mode,
the screen returns to the previous screen.
• Sleep mode does not work in the following situations:
- When a USB or video (HDMI, component/AV) cable is connected.
- When the LCD screen is opened.
- While in recording, playing and slide show modes.
- When “AutoPowerOff” is set to “5Min.”
• When “AutoPowerOff” is set to “5Min,” the power of the camcorder
is turned off after 5 minutes in Sleep mode.
<Sleep mode>
After
20 minutes
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 ( )
• Each time the operational mode changes, the respective mode indicator lights
up.
- Record mode (
): To record movie or photo images. pages 32, 34
- Play mode ( ): To play movie or photo images, or edit them.
pages 42, 45
• This camcorder provides one record mode which combines the movie
and photo record modes. You can easily record movies or photos in the
same mode without having to change it.
• When the HD camcorder is turned on, the self-diagnosis function
operates and a message may appear. If a message appears, refer
to “Warning indicators and messages” (on pages 119-122) and take
corrective action.
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<Power off>
Mode indicator
MODE button
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SCREEN INDICATORS
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• The OSD indicators are based on memory capacity of 32GB (built-in
memory).
• The above screen is an example: It is different from the actual display.
• Functions marked with * will not be retained when the HD camcorder is
powered on after turning it off.
• For enhanced performance, the display indications and the order are
subject to change without prior notice.
• The number of recordable photo images on the OSD is a maximum of
9999.
• The total number of recordable photos is counted based on available
space on the storage media.
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1 Record mode (
2 Operating mode (STBY (Standby) /  (Recording)) /
Self timer*
3 Time counter (movie recording time) ( )
4 Time Lapse REC * ( )
₅ Warning indicators and messages
₆ Remaining recordable time ( )
₇ Photo image counter ( )
(total number of recordable photo images)
₈ Storage media (built-in memory or memory card)
₉ Battery information (remaining battery level)
� Photo image resolution ( ), Movie image quality ( ),
Movie image resolution ( )
� Wind cut ( ), Anti-shake (OIS)
� Tele macro*, Back light
� Cont. shot ( ), Flash mode ( )
� Analog Video out (when Component/AV cable is connected.),
Photo sharpness ( )
� Menu tab
� Optical zoom / Digital zoom
� Date/Time
� Record / Play mode tab
� Exposure value*
� Manual aperture* / Manual shutter*
� Manual focus* / Touch point focus*
� White balance, Fader* ( )
� iSCENE mode, Digital effect / EASY Q
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Movie play mode
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Movie play mode
Operating status (play/pause) / Highlight view
File name (file number)
Time code (elapsed time/recorded time)
Storage media (built-in memory or memory card)
Battery information (remaining battery level)
Movie image quality, Movie image resolution
Date/Time
Play related function tab (skip/search/playback/
pause/slow playback/frame advance/volume)
Menu tab
Return tab
Warning indicators and messages / Volume control
Play option, Analog Video out (when Component/AV
cable is connected.)
Erase protection
The play related tabs disappear on the screen a
few seconds (about 3 seconds) after the image
plays back. They reappear when you touch any
point on the screen.
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Photo play mode
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Photo play mode
Slide show / Playback zoom
File name (file number)
Photo image counter
(current image / total number of recorded images)
Storage media (built-in memory or memory card)
Battery information (remaining battery level)
Photo image resolution
Date/Time
Previous image/Next image tab
Menu tab
Return tab
Volume tab (when activating slide show)
Print mark
Erase protection
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USING THE DISPLAY ( ) BUTTON
Switching the information display mode
You can switch the information display on/off-screen modes by pressing the
Display (
) button.
• Pressing the Display (
) button toggles the screen indicators on or off.
• If the HD camcorder has warning information, a warning message will appear even
when the screen indicator display is set to off.
USING THE LCD SCREEN
Adjusting the LCD screen
1. Open the LCD screen 90 degrees with your finger.
2. Rotate it to the best angle to record or play.
Do not lift the HD camcorder by holding the LCD screen.
WARNING
• Over-rotation may cause damage to the inside of the hinge that
connects the LCD screen to the HD camcorder.
• See page 85 to adjust the brightness of the LCD screen.
Using the touch panel
The touch panel allows you to enjoy playback and recording with a simple
touch of your finger. Place your hand on the rear side of the LCD screen to
support it. Then, touch the items displayed on the screen.
WARNING
Do not place a protective film on the LCD screen.
If a film is applied for a long while, strong cohesion on the surface of the
screen may cause a malfunction of the touch panel.
• Be careful not to accidentally press the buttons near the LCD panel
while using the touch panel.
• The tabs and indicators that appear on the LCD panel depend on
the current recording/playback status of your HD camcorder.
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INITIAL SETTING: TIME ZONE, DATE AND TIME & OSD LANGUAGE
• To read the menus or messages in your desired language, set the OSD language.
• To store the date and time during recording, set the date/time.
Setting the time zone and date/time for the first time
Set the date and time of your local area when turning on this camcorder for the first time.
If you do not set date and time (time zone), the date and time (time zone) screen appears every time you turn on your
HD camcorder.
1. Open the LCD screen and then the HD camcorder is powered on automatically.
page 19
• When you turn on your HD 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” from the Settings ( ) menu. page 83
2. Touch the left (
)/right (
) tab to set your local time zone.
• Refer to the world time difference on page 83.
• Touch the OK (
) tab when the time zone setting is finished.
3. Touch the up ( )/down ( ) tab to set current month, then touch the day field.
4. Set values for day, year, hour, minute, and AM/PM as in setting the month.
5. Set the daylight saving time ( ) by touching the daylight saving time ( ) tab and
the up ( )/down ( ) tab.
• Selecting the ( ) forwards the time by 1 hour.
6. Touch the OK (
) tab when the date and time setting is completed.
• The message “Date/Time Set” appears, and the set date/time is applied.
Home
London,Lisbon
[GMT 00:00] JAN/01/2009 12:00AM
Date/Time Set
Day
Year
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Minute
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• On charging the built-in rechargeable battery
Your camcorder has a built-in rechargeable battery to retain the date, time, and other settings even when
the power is off. The built-in rechargeable battery is always charged while your camcorder is connected to
the wall outlet via the AC power adaptor or while the battery pack is attached. The rechargeable battery will
be fully discharged in about 6 months if you do not use your camcorder at all. Use your camcorder after
charging the built-in rechargeable battery. If the built-in rechargeable battery is not charged, any input data
will not be backed up and the date and time (time zone) screen appears every time you turn on your HD
camcorder.
• To switch the date and time display on or off, access the menu and change the date/time display mode.
page 85
• You can set the year up to 2037.
• You can easily set the clock to the local time by setting a time difference when using your camcorder
abroad. Select “Time Zone: Visit” on the menu, then set the time difference. page 83
• When the date and time are set in the Date/Time Set menu, you can use Exit ( ) or Return (
) tab to
cancel the update.
Selecting the OSD language
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You can select the desired language to display the menu screen and the messages.
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2.
3.
4.
Touch the Menu (
) tab.
Touch the Settings ( ) tab.
Touch the up ( )/down ( ) tab until “Language” is displayed.
Touch “Language”, then touch the desired OSD language.
“English”  “ 한국어 ”  “Français”  “Deutsch”  “Italiano”  “Español” 
“Português”  “Nederlands”  “Svenska”  “Suomi”  “Norsk”  “Dansk” 
“Polski ”  “Čeština”  “Slovensky”  “Magyar”  “Română”  “Български” 
“Ελληνικά”  “Srpski”  “Hrvatski”  “Украϊнська”  “Русский”  “ 中文 ” 
“ไทย”  “Türkçe”  “
”“
”  “IsiZulu”
5. To exit, touch the Exit ( ) tab or Return (
) tab repeatedly until the menu disappears.
• The OSD language is refreshed in the selected language.
• Even if the battery pack or AC power is removed, the language setting will be
preserved.
• “Language” options may be changed without prior notice.
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Language
before recording
SELECTING THE STORAGE MEDIA (HMX-H104BN/HMX-H105BN/HMX-H106SN only)
• You can record movie and photo images 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 SD or SDHC cards on your HD 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 HD camcorder off.
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2.
3.
4.
Touch the Menu (
) tab.
Touch the Settings ( ) tab.
Touch the up ( )/down ( ) tab until “Storage Type” is displayed.
Touch “Storage Type,” then the desired storage media.
• “Memory”: When using the built-in memory.
• “Card”: When using the memory card (SD or SDHC card).
• Never format the built-in memory or memory card using a PC.
• When you insert a memory card, the storage media setup screen appears.
Touch “Yes” if you want to use a memory card, or “No” if not.
• Do not remove the power (battery pack or AC power adaptor) when accessing
storage media for recording, playback, format, delete, etc. The storage media and
its data may be damaged.
• Do not eject a memory card while it is being used in the camcorder.
The memory card and its data may be damaged.
• You can also access it by using the Q.MENU button.
Press the Q.MENU button.  Touch “Storage”  Touch “Memory” or “Card.”
• “Storage Type” is grayed out when the memory card is not inserted.
• SSD refers to the built-in memory (Memory).
Storage Type
Storage Info
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Format
File No.
Storage Type
Storage Info
1/7
Format
File No.
Storage Type
Memory
Card
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INSERTING/EJECTING A MEMORY CARD
Inserting a memory card
1. Open the memory card cover by sliding the OPEN switch to the left as shown
in the figure.
2. Insert the memory card into the slot until it softly clicks.
• Make sure that the terminal portion is facing up and the camcorder is
placed as shown in the figure.
3. Close the memory card cover.
Ejecting a memory card
1. Open the memory card cover by sliding the OPEN switch to the left as shown
in the figure.
2. Slightly push the memory card inwards to pop it out.
3. Pull the memory card out of the slot and close the memory card cover.
The HD camcorder supports SD and SDHC memory cards for data storage.
The data storage speed may differ, according to the manufacturer and production system.
• SLC (single level cell) system: faster write speed enabled.
• MLC (multi level cell) system: only lower write speed is supported.
For best results, we recommend using a memory card that supports faster write speed.
Using a lower write speed memory card for recording video may cause difficulties when storing.
You may even lose your movie data during the recording.
In an attempt to preserve any bit of the recorded movie, the HD camcorder forcibly stores the movie on the memory card and
displays a warning: “Lowspeedcard.PleaserecordalowerResolution.”
If you are unavoidably using a low speed memory card, resolution and quality of the recording may be lower than the set value.
pages 60-61
Actual formatted capacity may be less as the internal firmware uses a portion of the memory.
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before recording
RECORDABLE TIME AND NUMBER OF IMAGES
Recordable time for movie images
Movie resolution/
Movie quality
[HD]1080/60i
[HD]720/60p
[SD]480/60p
Storage media (Capacity)
2GB
4GB
8GB
16GB
32GB
Super Fine
Approx. 15min
Approx. 30min
Approx. 61min
Approx. 125min
Approx. 253min
64GB
(HMX-H106SN only)
Approx. 498min
Fine
Approx. 18min
Approx. 36min
Approx. 74min
Approx. 152min
Approx. 307min
Approx. 604min
Normal
Approx. 23min
Approx. 46min
Approx. 94min
Approx. 193min
Approx. 390min
Approx. 766min
Super Fine
Approx. 21min
Approx. 42min
Approx. 86min
Approx. 177min
Approx. 357min
Approx. 704min
Fine
Approx. 28min
Approx. 57min
Approx. 115min
Approx. 235min
Approx. 475min
Approx. 934min
Normal
Approx. 42min
Approx. 84min
Approx. 171min
Approx. 351min
Approx. 708min
Approx. 1392min
Super Fine
Approx. 63min
Approx. 126min Approx. 254min
Approx. 521min
Approx. 1051min
Approx. 2068min
Fine
Approx. 83min
Approx. 166min Approx. 336min
Approx. 688min
Approx. 1387min
Approx. 2728min
Approx. 123min Approx. 244min Approx. 494min
Approx. 1011min
Approx. 2039min
Approx. 4012min
Normal
Recordable number of photo images
Photo resolution
Storage media (Capacity)
2GB
4GB
8GB
16GB
32GB
64GB
2880x1620
Approx. 1251
Approx. 2482
Approx. 5014
Approx. 9999
Approx. 9999
Approx. 9999
1920x1080
Approx. 2346
Approx. 4654
Approx. 9402
Approx. 9999
Approx. 9999
Approx. 9999
• The above tables are measured under Samsung’s standard recording test conditions and may differ depending on
actual use.
• The higher the resolution and quality settings, the more memory is used.
• The compression rate increases when choosing lower quality settings.
The higher the compression rate is, the longer the recording time will be. However, the quality will be lower.
• The bit rate is automatically changed by recording image, and the recording time may vary accordingly.
• Memory cards of bigger than 32GB in capacity may not work properly.
• The maximum size of a movie file that can be recorded at one time is 1.8GB.
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SELECTING A SUITABLE MEMORY CARD
•
•
•
•
You can use a SD and SDHC cards. (SD cards up to 2GB are supported.)
MultiMediaCards(MMC) and MMCplus cards are not supported.
On this HD camcorder, you can use memory cards of the following capacity: 1GB ~ 32GB.
Compatible recording media
The following recording media have been recomended to work with this HD camcorder. Others are not
guaranteed to work, so buy such products with caution.
- 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 movie recording, use a memory card that supports faster write speeds (above SDHC Class 6 card).
• An SD/SDHC card has 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 towards the terminals.
To set write protection, move the switch down.
SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) memory card
• SDHC memory card complies with the new SD specification Ver.2.00.
This latest specification was established by the SD Card Association to realize
data capacity over 2GB.
• SDHC memory cards can not be used with current SD only enabled host
devices.
• The write speed of SDHC card is decided by Class. The number after Class
represents the write speed and its unit is MB/sec. The higher the class number
of the card is, the faster the write/read speed of the card is.
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SD/SDHC memory card
Terminals
Protection tab
<Usable memory cards>
before recording
Common cautions for memory cards
• Damaged data may not be recovered. It is recommended you back-up important recordings separately on your
PC’s hard disk.
• After you modify the name of a file or folder stored in the memory card using your PC, your camcorder may not
recognize the modified file.
Handling a memory card
• It is recommended that you power off before inserting or removing the memory card to avoid data loss.
• It is not guaranteed that you can use a memory card formatted by other devices. Be sure to format your memory
card using this camcorder.
• Memory cards need to be formatted on this camcorder before use.
• If you cannot use a memory card that has been previously used with another device, format it on your HD
camcorder. Note that formatting erases all information on the memory card.
• A memory card has a certain life span. If you cannot record new data, you have to purchase a new memory card.
• Do not bend, drop, or cause strong impact to the card.
• Do not use or store in a place that has high temperature and humidity or a dusty environment.
• Do not place foreign substances on the memory card terminals. Use a soft dry cloth to clean the terminals if
required.
• Do not put any additional labels on the memory card.
• Be careful to keep the memory card out of the reach of children, who might swallow it.
Notes on use
• Samsung is not responsible for data loss due to misuse.
• We recommend using a memory card case to avoid losing data from moving and static electricity.
• After a period of use, the memory card may get warm. This is normal and is not a malfunction.
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recording
• Basic procedures to record a movie or photo image are described below and on the following pages.
• This camcorder provides one combined movie and photo record mode.
You can easily record movies or photos in the same mode without having to change it.
RECORDING MOVIE IMAGES
• You can record movie images in Record mode only. page 20
• This HD camcorder provides two Recordingstart/stop buttons.
One is on the rear side of the camcorder and the other is on the LCD panel.
Select the one that works best for you.
W
1. Turn the HD camcorder on.
• Connect a power source to the HD camcorder.
(A battery pack or an AC power adaptor) pages 14,18
• Open the LCD screen and the HD camcorder is powered on automatically.
page 19
- You can also turn the HD camcorder on by pressing the Power ( ) button.
- The lens cover opens automatically when HD camcorder is powered on.
• Set the appropriate storage media.
(HMX-H104BN/HMX-H105BN/HMX-H106SN only) page 27
(If you want to record on a memory card, insert the memory card.)
2. Check the subject on the LCD screen.
3. 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.
4. When recording is finished, turn the HD camcorder off by using the Power (
for about 1 second.
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) button
T
W
T
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[300Min]
• Movie images are compressed in the H.264 (MPEG4 part10/AVC) format.
• Eject the battery pack when you have finished recording to prevent unnecessary battery power
consumption.
• For on-screen information display, see page 21.
• For approximate recording time, see page 29.
• You can record movie images using the remote control.
• Sound is recorded from the internal stereo microphone at the left and right of the lens. Make sure that this
microphone is not blocked.
• Before recording an important movie, make sure to test the recording function by checking if there is any
problem with the audio and video recording.
• For various functions available during recording, see “RECORDING MENU ITEMS” on pages 59-79.
• 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 in the storage media.
• If the power cable/battery is disconnected or recording is disabled during recording, the system is switched
to the data recovery mode. While data is being recovered, no other function is enabled. After data recovery,
the system will be switched to the STBY mode. When the recording time is short, the data recovery might
fail.
• You can select the resolution and quality of movie image to be recorded. pages 60~61
• You can switch the play mode to the record mode by pressing the Recording start/stop button.
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recording
TAKING PHOTO IMAGES
You can take photo images in Record mode only. page 20
1. Open the LCD screen and then the HD camcorder is powered on automatically.
page 19
• You can also turn the HD camcorder on by pressing the Power ( ) button.
• The lens opens automatically when the HD camcorder is turned on.
• Set the appropriate storage media.
(HMX-H104BN/HMX-H105BN/HMX-H106SN only) page 27
(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 halfway down (half press).
• The HD camcorder automatically focuses on the subject at the center of screen (when
auto focus is selected).
• When the image is in focus, the () indicator is displayed in green.
4. Press the PHOTO button down fully (full press).
• A shutter sound is heard, and the photo image is recorded.
• While saving the photo image on the storage media, you cannot proceed with the
next recording.
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[300Min]
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• To use the built-in flash. page 39
• The number of photos that can be stored depends on the photo resolution.
page 29.
• Audio will not be recorded with the photo image.
• If focusing is difficult, use the manual focus function. page 69
• 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 storage media.
• You can switch the play mode (thumbnail index view only) to the record mode by pressing the PHOTO
button.
• Photo files recorded by your HD 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.
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RECORDING WITH EASE FOR BEGINNERS (EASY Q MODE)
• The EASY Q function is only available with the Record mode. page 20
• With the EASY Q function, most of the HD camcorder settings are automatically
adjusted, which frees you from making detailed adjustments.
1. Press the EASY Q button.
• When you press the EASY Q button, most functions turn off and the following
functions are set to “Auto.” (iSCENE, White Balance, Aperture, Anti-Shake, Focus,
Shutter, Flash, etc.)
• The EASY Q (
) and Anti-shake (
) indicators appear on the screen
at the same time.
2. To record movie images, press the Recording start/stop button.
To take photo images, press the PHOTO button.
STBY 00:00:00
[300Min]
9999
To cancel EASY Q mode
Press the EASY Q button again.
• The EASY Q (
) and Anti-shake (
) indicators disappear from the screen.
• Most settings will return to the settings that were set prior to activating the EASY Q mode.
• You cannot cancel the EASY Q mode during recording.
• Unavailable buttons during EASY Q operation
The following buttons and control are unavailable because the items are automatically set.
The “Release the EASY.Q” messages may appear if unavailable operations are attempted.
- Menu (
) tab / Q.MENU button / Flash ( ) button, etc.
- See page 130 for the list of unavailable functions.
• Cancel the EASY Q function if you want to add an effect or settings to the images.
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recording
CAPTURING STILL IMAGES DURING MOVIE IMAGE RECORDING (DUAL RECORDING)
• This function works only in Record mode. page 20
• You can record still images on the storage media during recording movie image.
1. Press the Recording start/stop button.
• The recording () indicator will display, and recording will start.
2. Press the PHOTO button at the scene you want during movie image recording.
• When the ( ) indicator disappears, the photo image has been recorded.
• Video keeps recording, even while photos are taken.
• To stop recording, press the Recording start/stop button again.
• Photo image is captured in 1920x1080 resolution regardless to the resolution of
the movie recording.
• You cannot use the flash during dual recording.
• You cannot capture still images during Time Lapse REC.
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[300Min]
 00:00:10
[300Min]
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ZOOMING
This HD camcorder allows you to record using optical 10x power zoom and digital zoom
with the Zoom lever or the Zoom button on the LCD panel.
To zoom in
Slide the Zoom lever towards T (telephoto).
(Or press the T (zoom) button on the LCD panel.)
To zoom out
Slide the Zoom lever towards W (wide angle).
(Or press the W (zoom) button on the LCD panel.)
W: Wide angle
T: Telephoto
• The further you slide the Zoom lever, the quicker the zoom action.
• Zoom magnification over 10x is done through digital image processing, and is therefore
called digital zoom. You can achieve up to 100x magnification by using digital zooming.
Set “Digital Zoom” to “On.” page 74
• The focus changes when zooming after focusing manually. Focus automatically
or seize the desired scene by zooming before focusing manually. page 69
• During digital zoom, the image quality may suffer.
• When you zoom into a subject close to the lens, the HD camcorder may
automatically zoom out depending on the distance to the subject. In this case, set
“Tele Macro” to “On.” page 73
• If you operate the Zoom (W/T) lever during recording, the sound of the lever may
be recorded as well.
• 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.
STBY 00:00:00
[300Min]
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recording
SETTING THE ANTI-SHAKE (OIS: OPTICAL IMAGE STABILIZER)
• This function works only in Record mode. page 20
• Anti-shake (OIS) is a function that, within reasonable limits, compensates for shaking
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movements produced when filming hand-held. Anti-shake (OIS) provides a more stable
image when:
- Recording with deep zooming
- Recording a close up picture of a small object
- Recording while walking, or moving
- Recording through the window, from inside a vehicle
Press the Anti-shake (OIS) (
[300Min]
9999
) button to toggle the Anti-shake (OIS) mode between On and Off.
• The EASY Q mode automatically sets the Anti-Shake (OIS) to On.
• When Anti-Shake (OIS): On is set, there will be a slight difference between the actual movement and
the movement on screen.
• Excessive camcorder shake may not be entirely corrected even if Anti-Shake (OIS): On is set.
Firmly hold the HD camcorder with both hands.
• It is recommended that you specify Anti-Shake (OIS): Off when using the HD camcorder on a desk or
tripod (not supplied).
• When you record images with high magnification and the Anti-shake (OIS) is set to On in dark
locations, after-images may stand out. In this case, we recommend using a tripod (not supplied) and
turning the Anti-shake (OIS) to Off.
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USING THE BUILT-IN FLASH
• This function works only in Record mode ( ). page 20
• You can take natural looking flash photo images with appropriate illumination using the built-in flash, whether they
are night scenes, indoors or in other dark places.
Press the Flash ( ) button.
built-in
• Each time you press the Flash ( ) button, flash mode is
flash
changed to; Auto ( ), Red-eye ( ), Fill in ( ), Slow sync
( ), or Off ( ).
Flash mode
Settings
Off
Contents
Records without flash.
Auto
Red-eye
reduction
Fill in
Automatically flashes when there is insufficient ambient light.
Pre-flashes to reduce red-eye before the flash automatically flashes when
there is insufficient ambient light.
Always uses the flash regardless of the surrounding brightness.
Slow sync
When the shutter speed is set to slow and the flash fires at the adjusted
shutter speed. Use to capture both the subject and background at night
or in dim light. Use of a tripod(not supplied) is recommended to prevent a
blurred photo image. Slow sync flash mode allows the user to take brighter
background as well as brighter subject at night.
WARNING
On-screen
display
• Do not fire the flash with the flash bulb covered with your hand.
• Do not fire the flash close to people’s eyes as the subjects could suffer a temporary loss of eyesight.
Never use the flash closer than 3 feet from children.
• The recommended distance to the subject when using the built-in flash is approximately 4 to 7 feet.
• The battery power will be consumed faster with repeated use of the flash.
• The flash function is not available with the following functions:
- “Cont. Shot”
- During video recording
- In case of capturing still images during video recording
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recording
CAPTURING STILL IMAGES DURING MOVIE IMAGES PLAYBACK
• This function works only in Play mode. page 20
• If you press the PHOTO button during playback, the camcorder stops playing and saves
one image of the current movie scene that is paused.
• Set the appropriate storage media.
(HMX-H104BN/HMX-H105BN/HMX-H106SN only) page 27
(If you want to record on a memory card, insert the memory card.)
1. Touch the HD Movie ( HD) tab or SD Movie ( SD) tab.
• The thumbnail index view appears accordingly.
• To change the current thumbnail page, touch the up ( ) or down ( ) tab.
2. Touch the movie image you want to play back.
3. Press the PHOTO button halfway down.
• The playback screen is paused.
4. Press the PHOTO button fully down.
• When the ( ) indicator disappears, the still image is recorded on the storage
media.
• Still image is captured in 1920x1080 resolution regardless to the resolution of the
recorded movies.
• The Time Lapse movie images cannot be captured as a still image.
• The movie image is captured as a photo image at the 16:9 screen ratios.
• Photo images are compressed in JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group)
format.
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SD
1/2
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
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playback
You can view recorded movie and photo images in thumbnail index view and play them in various ways.
CHANGING THE PLAYBACK MODE
• You can set the record mode and the play mode in turn with the MODE button.
• You can also switch the record mode and the play mode by touching the mode tab on the lower left of the LCD
screen.
• The recorded movie and photo images are displayed in thumbnail index view.
• According to the resolution, movie images are stored in HD and SD thumbnail index view, respectively.
If switch to the play mode, the thumbnail index view appears. And the thumbnail highlight is on the latest recorded
or played file.
<Record mode>
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HD
SD
HD
SD
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1/2
HD
or
<Movie play mode>
SD
<Photo play mode>
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PLAYING MOVIE IMAGES
•
•
•
1.
This function works only in Play mode. page 20
You can find a desired movie image quickly using thumbnail index views.
You can also use the playback related buttons on the remote control. page 43
Open the LCD screen to turn on the power and press the MODE button to set Play (
).
• You can also turn the HD camcorder on by pressing the Power ( ) button.
• Set the appropriate storage media.
(HMX-H104BN/HMX-H105BN/HMX-H106SN only) page 27
(If you want to play from a memory card, insert the memory card.)
2. Touch the HD Movie ( HD) tab or SD Movie ( SD) tab.
• The thumbnail index view appears accordingly.
• To change the current thumbnail page, touch the up ( ) or down ( ) tab.
3. Touch a desired movie image.
• The selected movie image is played according to Play Option setting. page 79
• To stop playback and return to the thumbnail index view, touch the Return (
) tab.
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• The play related tabs disappear on the screen a few seconds after the image plays
back. They reappear when you touch any point of the screen.
• Depending on the amount of data to be played back, it may take some time for the
playback images to appear.
• Movies edited on a PC may not be displayed on this HD camcorder.
• Movies recorded on another camcorder cannot be played on this HD camcorder.
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Adjusting the volume
• Touch the Volume (
) tab on the LCD screen.
- You can control the volume by using the decrease (
) or increase (
LCD screen.
- The level can be adjusted anywhere between 0 and 19.
) tab on the
• You can hear the recorded sound from the built-in speaker.
• If you close the LCD screen while playing, you will not hear the sound from the speaker.
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playback
Various playback operations
Playback / Pause / Stop
• Play and Pause functions alternate when you touch the Playback (
)/Pause (
during playback. Touch the Return (
) tab to stop playback.
• You can do the same operation by using the remote control. ( / )
) tab
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Search playback
• During playback, each touch of the Reverse search (
) / Forward search (
) tab
increases the play speed.
- RPS (Reverse Playback Search) rate: x2  x4  x8  x2
- FPS (Forward Playback Search) rate: x2  x4  x8  x2
• You can perform the same operation by using the remote control. ( / )
• To resume normal playback, touch the Playback (
) tab or press Playback/Pause
button ( ) on the remote control.
Skip playback
• Touch the Reverse skip (
) / Forward skip (
) tab during playback.
When playing the selected movie, if you touch the Forward skip (
) tab, it moves to
the next movie.
If you touch the Reverse skip (
), it moves to the beginning of the movie. If you touch the Reverse skip (
within 3 seconds from the start of a movie, it moves to the beginning of the previous movie.
• You can do the same operation by using the remote control. ( / )
)
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Slow playback
• Touching the Reverse slow (
) tab / Forward slow (
) tab while paused will play the
movie reverse/forward at the x1/2, x1/4 and x1/8 speed.
• You can play the movie forward at the x1/2, x1/4 and x1/8 speed by using the Slow ( )
button on the remote control.
• To resume normal playback, touch the Playback (
) tab or press the Playback/
Pause ( ) button on the remote control.
Frame by frame playback
• Touch the Reverse frame advance (
) / Forward frame advance (
) tab during
pause to begin the reverse/forward frame advance.
• To resume normal playback, touch the Playback (
) tab or press the Playback/Pause
( ) button on the remote control.
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playback
VIEWING PHOTO IMAGES
• This function works only in Play mode. page 20
• You can play back and view photo images recorded on the storage media.
1. Open the LCD screen to turn on the power and press the MODE button to set Play (
• You can also turn the HD camcorder on by pressing the Power ( ) button.
• Set the appropriate storage media.
(HMX-H104BN/HMX-H105BN/HMX-H106SN only) page 27
(If you want to playback images on a memory card, insert the memory card.)
).
2. Touch the Photo (
) tab.
• The thumbnail index view appears.
• To change the current thumbnail page, touch the up ( ) or down ( ) tab.
3. Touch a desired photo image.
4. Touch previous image (
)/next image (
) tab to search the desired photo image.
• To view the previous image, touch the previous image (
) tab.
• To view the next image, touch the next image (
) tab.
• Place and hold your finger on the previous image (
)/next image (
) tab to search
for an image quickly. Actually the image number is changed during search with
images not changed.
5. To return to the thumbnail index view, touch the Return (
) tab.
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• The play related tabs disappear on the screen a few seconds after play starts.
They reappear when you touch any point on the screen.
• Loading time may vary depending on the image size.
• Photo (JPEG) files created in the other devices cannot be played back in this HD
camcorder.
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To view a slide show
You can enjoy a slide show with the background music.
1. Touch the Menu (
) tab in the thumbnail index view or single image display mode.
• The menu will appear.
2. Touch “Slide Show Start.”
• The ( ) indicator is displayed. A slide show starts from the current image.
• All photo images are play back continuously in the set slide show option (Interval,
Effect, or Music). page 80
) tab
• You can adjust the background music’s volume level using the Volume (
while in a slide show with music.
• To stop the slide show, touch the Return (
) tab.
• A slide show is available also in the quick menu. page 58
• This camcorder has 7 tunes of background music by default, stored in the
boot-up flash memory. Starting a slide show begins to play back 7 background
music in shuffle mode.
• The background music cannot be created or edited.
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Slide Show Start
Slide Show Option
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playback
Zooming during photo playback
You can magnify the playback photo image from the original size.
Magnification can be adjusted with the Zoom lever or the Zoom button on LCD panel.
W
T
1. Touch the image you want to magnify.
2. Adjust the magnification with W (Wide angle)/T (Telephoto).
• The screen is framed and the image is magnified starting from the center of image.
• You can zoom in from X1.1 to X8.0 by sliding the Zoom lever.
• While the playback zoom is in use, other images cannot be selected.
3. Touch the up (
)/down (
)/left (
)/right (
) tab to get the part you want in the
center of the screen.
4. To cancel, touch the Return (
) tab.
HD
SD
1/2
• You cannot apply the playback zoom function to the images that are recorded on
other devices.
• The playback zoom function is available only in the photo play mode.
X1.1
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connection
You can view the recorded movie and photo images on a large screen by connecting the HD camcorder to an HDTV or
normal TV.
CONNECTING TO A TV
Before connecting to a TV
• Depending on your TV and cables that are used, the connection method and resolution may differ.
• For more information about the connection, refer to your TV’s user manual.
• Use the supplied AC power adaptor as the power source. page 18
Connecting to a high definition TV
To play back the HD-quality (1920x1080 or 1280x720) movie images, you need a high definition TV (HDTV).
Method 1
HD TV
HD camcorder
Method 2
HD camcorder
HD TV
Signal flow
Signal flow
Component/AV cable
HDMI cable
Connect your HD camcorder to a TV with the
HDMI cable. (The HDMI cable is an optional
accessory.)
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1. Connect your HD camcorder to a TV with
the Component/AV (Y/PB/PR, Audio L/R)
cable.
2. Set the output signal for TV using the
“Analog TV Out” function.
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Continued...
About HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface)
• HDMI carries both video and audio signals over one cable and supplies high quality images and sound.
• The HDMI jack on your HD camcorder is used only for output.
• Only a C-type to A-type HDMI cable can be used with this camcorder.
<A-type HDMI cable>
<C-type to A-type HDMI cable>
• Use only the HDMI 1.3 cable when connecting to the HDMI jack of this camcorder.
• You can use the Anynet+ function by connecting the HD camcorder to a Samsung Anynet+ supported TV
with the HDMI cable. Refer to the corresponding TV’s user manual for more details.
• When the HD camcorder is connected to the Anynet+ supported TV with an HDMI cable, the TV
automatically turns on. (It is one of the Anynet+ functions.) If you do not want to use Anynet+ function, set
“Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)” to “Off.” page 92
• When an HDMI cable is connected, it will override all other connections.
• When using HDMI, the TV type is recognized and the video output resolution of the camcorder is
automatically set. Manual setting is not necessary.
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connection
Connecting to a normal (standard definition) TV (16:9/4:3)
• This connection is used when downconverting recorded HD-quality images to SD-quality images for playback.
• When playing back HD-quality (1920x1080 or 1280x720) movie images on a SDTV, the images are
downconverted to 720x480 standard definition images.
Method 1
Method 2
HD camcorder
HD camcorder
Normal TV
Normal TV
Signal flow
Component/AV cable
1. Connect your HD camcorder to a TV with the
Component/AV (Y/PB/PR, Audio L/R) cable.
2. Set the camcorder’s output signal to the TV using
the “Analog TV Out” function. page 89
•
•
•
•
•
•
Signal flow
Component/AV cable
1. Connect your HD camcorder to a TV with the
Component/AV (Video, Audio L/R) cable.
Use the Blue plug with the yellow label to
connect to the Video input on your TV.
2. Set the camcorder’s output signal to the TV
using the “Analog TV Out” function. page 89
If only a mono audio input is available on the TV set, use the white plug (audio L) on the audio cable.
When the camcorder is connected to a TV with more than one cable, the output signal is followed in the order of
priority: HDMI output  Component output  Video output
Do not use excessive force when connecting the cables.
When connecting the Component/AV, make sure to match the color of the cable plugs to the TV jacks. The exception
to this is when following Method 2 above, the Blue plug may not match the Video input on your TV (usually Yellow).
It is recommended to use the AC power adaptor as the power source.
When the HD camcorder is connected to a TV, you cannot control the volume of the TV from the camcorder.
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Viewing on a TV screen
1. Open the LCD screen to turn on the power and press the MODE button to set Play (
). page 20
• You can also turn the HD camcorder on by pressing the Power ( ) button.
2. Turn on the TV and set the input source on the TV to the input connection the HD camcorder is connected to.
• Refer to the TV’s instruction manual to see how to switch the TV input.
3. Perform playback. pages 42, 45
• The image on the HD camcorder appears on the TV screen.
• You can also monitor the image on the LCD screen of the HD camcorder.
• You can also perform play, recording or editing in play mode while viewing on a TV screen.
Icon
Image display depending on TV screen ratio
Recording type
Recording
LCD
16:9
Subject
TV
16:9
4:3
Images recorded in 16:9 ratio
• Movie images
• Photo capture images
• Adjust the sound volume on the TV.
• The remote control is useful when operating the HD camcorder while viewing an image on a TV screen.
• Information that the HD camcorder is recording will appear on the TV screen: You can switch between the
on-screen information display modes. Refer to “Switching the information display mode” and press the
Display ( ) button to switch the display status. page 24
• When “TV Display” is set to off, OSD (On-Screen-Display) does not appear on the TV screen. page 90
• The default setting for Analog TV Output is Component 1080i.
If you have used any other Analog TV output mode, your TV may not display correctly. In this case, set
the Analog TV Output again. Even if the Analog TV Output is correctly set and the corresponding cable is
connected, when your TV does not display correctly, check the Input setting of your TV. (Refer to your TV
manual.)
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connection
DUBBING IMAGES FROM THE CAMCORDER TO A VCR OR DVD/HDD RECORDER
• You can dub images played back on you camcorder to other recording devices, such as VCRs or DVD/HDD
recorders.
• Refer to “editing movie images” to create a playlist by selecting desired scenes from those recorded on this HD
camcorder. page 97
• Use the provided Component/AV (Video, Audio L/R) cable to connect the HD camcorder to the other AV
device.
HD camcorder
1. Press the MODE button to set Play (
).
2. Set “Analog TV Out” to “Composite.” page 89
VCR or DVD/HDD
3. Choose the desired image to be dubbed, then press
Signal flow
recorder
the record button on the connected device.
• The HD camcorder will start playback and the
recording device will dub it.
Component/AV cable
Be sure to use the AC power adaptor to power
the HD camcorder to prevent battery power from
shutting off during dubbing on the other video
device.
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using the menu items
You can operate the HD camcorder more efficiently by setting menus related to recording, playback and setting.
HANDLING MENUS AND QUICK MENUS
• You can change the menu settings to customize your HD camcorder. Access the desired menu screen by
following the steps below and change the various settings.
• Using the touch panel, you can easily make your selection and navigate the menu.
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White Balance
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Photo Sharpness
Auto
White Balance
Daylight
Aperture
Cloudy
1/2
Fluorescent
Shutter
1
2
3
White Balance
₅
Storage
SCENE
Resolution
W
Auto
Daylight
Cloudy
Flursc.
Tungsten
Custom WB
T
WB
1
2
3
4
₅
EV
Focus
Menu (
) tab: Use it to enter the menu.
Up ( ) / down ( ) tab: Use it to move to the previous or next page.
Return (
) tab: Use it to move to the previous menu or exit from the menu.
Exit ( ) tab: Use it to exit from the menu.
Q.MENU button: Use it to enter the quick menu.
Quick menu provides easier access to frequently used menus without using the Menu (
• Menu and quick menu cannot be used in EASY Q mode.
• Accessible items in menu and quick menu vary depending on the operation mode.
For the accessible items, see pages 55-58.
) tab.
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✪ Follow the instructions below to use each of the menu items listed after this page.
For example: setting the White Balance in Record mode.
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When using Menu (
) tab:
1. Touch the Menu (
) tab.
2. Touch “White Balance.”
• If the item is not on the screen, touch the up ( ) or down ( ) tab to scroll up or
down to the next group of options.
3. Touch the desired option.
• If the item is not on the screen, touch the up ( ) or down ( ) tab to scroll up or
down to the next group of options.
4. To exit, touch the Exit ( ) tab or Return (
) tab until the menu disappears.
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White Balance
Auto
Daylight
Cloudy
1/2
Fluorescent
When using the Q.MENU button:
1. Press the Q.MENU button to enter the quick menu.
2. Touch “WB.”
3. Touch the desired option.
4. To exit, touch the Exit ( ) tab or Return (
) tab until the menu disappears.
There are some functions you cannot activate simultaneously when using the
Menu (
) tab or Q.MENU button. You cannot select the menu items grayed out on
the screen. Refer to the troubleshooting for examples of unworkable combinations of
functions and menu items. page 130
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Storage
SCENE
Resolution
WB
EV
Focus
White Balance
Auto
Daylight
Cloudy
Flursc.
Tungsten
Custom WB
using the menu items
MENU ITEMS
• Accessible items in menu vary depending on the operation mode.
• For operation details, see the corresponding page.
Recording menu items (
Operating mode
iSCENE
Video Resolution
Video Quality
Photo Resolution
Photo Sharpness
White Balance
Aperture
Shutter
EV
Back Light
Focus
Digital Effect
Fader
Tele Macro
Cont. Shot
Wind Cut
Digital Zoom
Self Timer
Time Lapse REC
Quick View
Guideline
)
Movie (
 : Possible
)/ Photo (
/
/ X
/ X
X/
X/
/
/
/
/
/
/
/
/ X
/
X/
/ X
/
/
/ X
/ 
/
)
X : Not possible
Default value
Page
Auto
[HD]1080/60i
Fine
2880x1620
Normal
Auto
Auto
Auto
0
Off
Auto
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
On
Off
59
60
61
61
62
62
64
65
67
68
69
71
72
73
73
74
74
75
76
78
79
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Playback menu items (
)
Movie (
Operating mode
Play Option
Highlight
Playlist
Delete
Protect
Copy *
Divide
Combine
File Info
Slide Show Start
Edit
Interval
Effect
Music
Print Mark (DPOF) (memory card only)
Slide Show Option
)
Photo (
X
X
X



X
X















X
X
X
X
X
)
Default value
Page
Play All
1Sec
Off
On
-
79
80
97~98
100
99
101
93
95
80
46
80
80
80
102
• Items marked with * are available only with HMX-H104BN/HMX-H105BN/HMX-H106SN models.
Setting menu items (
)
Operating mode
Default value
Page
Storage Type *
Storage Info
Format
File No.
Time Zone
Date/Time Set
Date type
Time Type
Date/Time Display
LCD Brightness
Memory
Series
Home
JAN/01/2009
12 Hr
Off
17
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81
82
82
83
84
84
84
85
85
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using the menu items
Setting menu items (
)
Beep Sound
Shutter Sound
Auto Power Off
Quick On STBY
Remote
PC Software
Default value
On
On
5 Min
5 Min
On
On
Page
86
86
87
87
88
88
USB Connect
Mass Storage
89
HDMI TV Out
Analog TV Out
Auto
Component 1080i
On
On
On
On
89
89
90
90
90
90
91
91
91
92
92
TV Connect Guide
HDMI
Component
Composite
TV Display
REC Lamp
Default Set
Language
Demo
Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)
• Some items will not appear depending on the storage media type.
• There are some functions you cannot activate simultaneously when using Menu (
) tab or Q.MENU button.
You cannot select the menu items that are grayed out on the screen. Refer to the Troubleshooting for examples
of unworkable combinations of functions and menu items. page 130
• Items marked with * are available only with HMX-H104BN/HMX-H105BN/HMX-H106SN models.
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QUICK MENU ITEMS
• Accessible items in quick menu vary depending on the operation mode.
• For operation details, see the corresponding page.
 : Possible
Recording menu items
Operating mode
Storage *
iSCENE
Movie (
) / Photo (
/
/
Resolution
/
WB
EV
Focus
/
/
/
)
Default value
Memory
Auto
Movie: [HD]1080/60i,
Photo: 2880x1620
Auto
0
Auto
X : Not possible
Page
81
59
60/61
62
67
69
Playback menu items
Movie ( )
Photo (
)
Operating mode
Default value
Page


Storage *
Memory
81

Highlight
X
80
 (thumbnail)
Playlist
X
97~98


Delete
100

Edit
X
93~95


File Info
80

Slide Show
X
46
 (thumbnail)

Protect
99
Print Mark

X
102
(memory card only)
• Some items will not appear depending on the storage media type.
• There are some functions you cannot activate simultaneously when using Menu (
) tab or Q.MENU button.
You cannot select the menu items that are grayed out on the screen. Refer to the troubleshooting for examples of
unworkable combinations of functions and menu items. page 130
• Items marked with * are available only with HMX-H104BN/HMX-H105BN/HMX-H106SN models.
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using the menu items
RECORDING MENU ITEMS
You can setup the menu items for movie and photo image recording.
SCENE (
)
This HD camcorder automatically sets the shutter speed and aperture according to the subject brightness for
optimum recording. You can also specify one of the following modes depending on subject conditions, recording
environment or purpose of filming.
Settings
Auto
Sports
Portrait
Spotlight
Beach/Snow
Food
Candle Light
Indoor
Contents
• Auto balance between the subject and the background.
• To be used in normal conditions.
• The shutter speed is automatically adjusted from 1/60 to 1/250 per second, depending on
the scene.
• Reduces blurring when recording 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.
On-screen
display
None
• Select it to record natural skin color.
• The portrait mode is most effective when used outdoors.
• The shutter speed is automatically adjusted from 1/60 to 1/1000 per second.
• Prevents overexposure of subject’s face, etc. when strong light strikes the subject, as in a
wedding or on a stage.
• Prevents under exposure of subject’s face, etc. in a place where light reflection is intense,
such as at the beach in midsummer or on a ski slope.
• Select it to give food rich color.
• Select it to record the subtle candlelight.
• Controls the white balance according to indoor ambience.
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• You can check the selected iSCENE mode on the on-screen information display.
However, nothing will appear in Auto mode.
• This function will be set to “Auto” in the EASY Q mode.
• When you specify “Aperture:Manual” or “Shutter:Manual,” the iSCENE mode is cancelled.
(Manual Aperture/Manual Shutter Priority)
Video Resolution (
)
• You can select the resolution of movie image to be recorded.
• Regarding detailed image capacity, see page 29.
Settings
[HD] 1080/60i
[HD] 720/60p
[SD] 480/60p
Contents
On-screen
display
Records in the Full HD (1920x1080 60i) format.
“60i” indicates the camcorder will record in interlaced scan mode at 60 fields
per second.
This resolution is ideal for TV playback.
Records in the HD (1280x720 60p) format.
“60p” indicates the camcorder will record in progressive scan mode at 60
frames per second.
Records in the SD (720x480 60p) format.
“60p” indicates the camcorder will record in progressive scan mode at 60
frames per second.
• Recorded files are encoded with Variable Bit Rate (VBR). VBR is an encoding system that automatically
adjusts the bit rate according to the recording image.
• High resolution images occupy more memory space than low resolution images. If the higher resolution is
selected, there is less space to record movie images in the memory.
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using the menu items
Video Quality (
)
• You can select the quality of a movie to be recorded.
• Regarding detailed image capacity, see page 29.
Settings
Super Fine
Fine
Normal
Contents
On-screen
display
Records in the highest quality.
Records in the high quality.
Records in the normal quality.
The lower quality of a movie image is, the higher compression rate is. The recordable time of a movie image is
increased, but its quality is decreased.
Photo Resolution (
)
• You can select the resolution of photo image to be recorded.
• Regarding detailed image capacity, see page 29.
Settings
Contents
2880x1620
Records in the 2880x1620 resolution.
1920x1080
Records in the 1920x1080 resolution.
On-screen
display
• For photo development, the higher the resolution, the finer the image quality.
• The number of recordable images varies depending on the recording environment.
• Photo images that are recorded on your HD camcorder may not playback properly on other digital devices that do
not support this photo size.
• 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.
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Photo Sharpness (
)
This function allows the user to obtain sharper photo images by processing the image after it is shot.
Settings
Normal
Soft
Sharp
Contents
On-screen
display
The photo images appear with sharp edges and are suitable for printing.
Smoothes the edges of photo images.
The edges of the image are emphasized so it can be clearly viewed but a noise can
be generated.
White Balance (
)
This HD camcorder automatically adjusts the color of subject.
Change the white balance setting depending on the recording conditions.
Settings
Auto
Contents
This option is generally used to control the white balance automatically.
Daylight
This controls the white balance according to the outdoor ambience, especially for
close up and when the subject is of one dominant color.
Cloudy
This option is used when you make a recording in cloudy weather.
Fluorescent
This option is used when you make a recording under white fluorescent lights.
Tungsten
This option is for when there is less than 3200K of tungsten light being used.
Custom WB
You can manually adjust white balance to match the light source or situation
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On-screen
display
None
using the menu items
Setting white balance manually:
1. Touch “Custom WB.”
• The “
Set White Balance” indicator is displayed.
2. Frame a white object such as a piece of white paper so that it fills the screen.
• Use an object that is not transparent.
• If the object that fills the screen is not focused, correct the focus using “Focus:
Manual” page 69
3. Touch the OK (
) tab.
• The white balance setting will be applied and (
) indicator is displayed.
White thick
paper
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• A subject can be shot under various types of lighting conditions indoors (natural,
fluorescent, candlelight, etc.). Because the color temperature is different
depending on the light source, the subject tint will differ depending on the white
balance settings. Use this function for a more natural result.
• It is recommended that you specify “Digital Zoom: Off” (page 74) before setting
white balance.
• Do not use a colored object when setting white balance: The appropriate tint
cannot be set.
• This function will be set to “Auto” in the EASY Q mode.
• Reset the white balance if lighting conditions change.
• During normal outdoor recording, setting to auto may provide better results.
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Aperture (
)
The aperture stop of a lens can be adjusted to control the amount of light reaching the image sensor.
This is similar to the way the pupil of the human eyes reacts to bright light.
Settings
Auto
Manual
On-screen
display
Contents
This option automatically adjusts aperture value (F-Number) according to the
environmental light conditions.
None
You can adjust the overall image brightness by controlling the aperture.
Setting the aperture manually:
• Opening the aperture (reduce the aperture value)
Objects closer and further away than the focused subject will be out of focus.
You will see that the background is out of focus when you focus on the subject.
• Closing the aperture (increase the aperture value)
The range in focus expands forward and backward.
You will see that both the subject and the background are all in focus if you use a high
aperture stop.
FX.X
Aperture
F5.6
• Touch the decrease ( ) or increase ( ) tab to adjust the aperture while viewing the image on the LCD screen.
The available aperture range: F1.8 ~ F16
• The possible setting range for the aperture varies with zooming.
• When you specify “Aperture: Manual,” the iSCENE mode is cancelled and “Shutter” is set to “Auto”
automatically. (Manual Aperture Priority)
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using the menu items
Shutter (
)
The HD camcorder automatically sets the shutter speed depending on the subject brightness.
You can also manually adjust the shutter speed according to the scene conditions.
Settings
Auto
Manual
Contents
On-screen
display
The HD camcorder automatically sets the appropriate aperture value.
None
Shutter speed can be set to 1/60, 1/100, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000,
1/4000, or 1/10000.
S.1/XXX
Setting the shutter speed manually
You can set the shutter speed manually. A fast shutter speed can freeze the motion of a
fast moving subject and a slow shutter speed can blur the subject to give the impression of
motion.
• Fast shutter speed allows a fast-moving subject to be captured one frame at a time vividly.
Use these settings when an automatic adjustment does not work well with “Sports”
mode in “iSCENE.” page 59
Shutter
1/60
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Recommended shutter speed when recording
Shutter speed
Conditions
1/60
The shutter speed is fixed at 1/60 second. Color bands that appear when focusing on a
TV screen become narrower.
1/100
The shutter speed is fixed at 1/100 second. Indoor sports such as basketball.
The flickering that occurs when shooting under a florescent light or mercury-vapor lamp
is reduced.
1/250, 1/500, 1/1000
1/2000, 1/4000,
1/10000
Moving cars, trains or other rapidly moving vehicles such as roller coasters.
Outdoor sports such as golf and tennis.
• The image may not seem smooth when a high shutter speed is set.
• This function will be set to “Auto” in the EASY Q mode.
• When recording with a shutter speed of 1/1000 or higher, make sure the sun is not directly shining into the
lens.
• When you specify “Shutter: Manual,” the iSCENE mode is cancelled and “Aperture” is set to “Auto”
automatically. (Manual Shutter Priority)
• In case of photo, the maximum shutter speed is limited to 1/500.
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using the menu items
EV (Exposure Value) (
)
The HD 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.
Touch the decrease ( ) or increase (
) tab to adjust the exposure while viewing the
EV
image on the LCD screen.
0
• Exposure value can be set between “-2.0” and “+2.0.”
• The exposure value setting will be applied and the (
) indicator and setting value are
displayed.
Manual exposure is recommended in situations listed below:
• When shooting using reverse lighting or when the background is too bright.
• When shooting on a reflective natural background such as at the beach or when skiing.
• When the background is overly dark or the subject is bright.
This function will be set to “0” in the EASY Q mode.
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Back Light (
)
When subject is lit from behind, this function will compensate for lighting so that the subject is not too dark.
Settings
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 person to be recorded is wearing white or shiny clothes and
is placed against a bright background; the person’s face is too
dark to distinguish his/her features.
• The subject is outdoors and the background is overcast.
• The light sources are too bright.
• The subject is against a snowy background.
This function will be set to “Off” in the EASY Q mode.
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On-screen
display
Contents
None
<Back light off>
<Back light on>
using the menu items
Focus (
)
The HD camcorder usually focuses on a subject automatically (auto focus). When the HD camcorder is turned on,
auto-focus will always be set. You can also manually focus a subject depending on the recording conditions.
Settings
Contents
On-screen
display
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.
None
Manual
Touch Point
Manual focusing may be necessary under certain conditions that make automatic
focusing difficult or unreliable.
This function is to focus on the point you touch.
Focusing manually during recording
This HD 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.
1. Touch “Focus”  “Manual.”
• The manual focus adjustment indicator appears.
2. Touch the nearer subject (
) or further subject (
) tab to
adjust the focus, while viewing the subject on the LCD screen.
Focusing on a further subject
To focus on a further subject, touch the further subject (
)
tab.
Focusing in a nearer subject
To focus on a nearer subject, touch the nearer subject (
)
tab.
<Nearer subject>
Manual
<Further subject>
• The nearer or further icon ( / ) appears in the center when focus adjustment reaches the end.
• The adjusted value is applied right after touching the (
or
) tab.
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Touch Pointing
Touch the desired point to focus in the square area on the touch panel.
1. Touch “Focus”  “Touch Point.”
2. To exit, touch the Exit ( ) tab or Return (
) tab until the menu disappears.
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3. Focus on the particular point by touching the desired point.
In the following situations, you may obtain better results by adjusting the focus manually.
• A picture containing several objects, some close to the HD 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.
• The focus function will alternate between manual focus and auto focus. With auto focus, no indication will
appear on the screen.
• The manual focus function can move the focus to the desired area. The auto focus function automatically
adjusts the focus in the center.
• 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.
• Check that the digital zoom function has been set before manual focusing. If the digital zoom is set, you
cannot correctly adjust the focus. Cancel the digital zoom function.
• If you are inexperienced in the use of HD camcorders, we recommend that you use auto focus.
• This function will be set to “Auto” in the EASY Q mode.
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using the menu items
Digital Effect (
)
The digital effect enables you to give a creative look to your recording. Select the appropriate digital effect for the type
of picture that you wish to record and the effect you wish to create.
There are 4 different digital effect options.
Settings
Off
Contents
Disables the function.
This mode changes the images to
1 Black & White black and white.
This mode gives the images a reddish
2 Sepia
brown pigment.
This mode reverses the colors,
3 Negative
creating a negative image.
This mode gives the images a coarse
4 Art
effect.
On-screen
display
1
2
3
4
None
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This function will be set to “Off” in the EASY Q mode.
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Fader (
)
You can give your recording a professional look by using special effects such as fade in at the beginning of a
sequence or fade out at the end of a sequence.
On-screen
Settings
Contents
display
Off
Disables the function.
In
As soon as you start recording, it will fade in.
Out
In-Out
None
When the recording is done, it will fade out.
When you start or stop recording, the fader will be function accordingly.
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 In (Approx. 3 seconds)
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 “InOut.”
Recording starts with a dark screen and then the image and sound are faded in.
Recording stops as the image and sound are faded out.
This function is disabled after being used one time.
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Fade Out (Approx. 3 seconds)
using the menu items
Tele Macro (
)
• This function is used to record a distant subject that is approaching.
• The effective focal distance in the Tele macro mode is between 1 cm (0.4 inches) and 50 cm (19.7 inches).
Settings
Contents
Off
Disables the function.
On
Tele macro is executed.
•
•
•
•
•
•
On-screen
display
None
When recording in Tele macro mode, the focus speed may be lowered.
Use a tripod (not supplied) to prevent hand shake in the Tele macro mode.
Avoid shadows when recording in the Tele macro mode.
As the distance to the subject decreases, focusing area narrows.
When you can not get proper focus, move the Zoom lever to adjust the focus.
This function will be set to “Off” in the EASY Q mode.
Cont. Shot (
)
• Continuous shot allows the user to take consecutive images of a moving object.
• Records images continuously up to the storage capacity.
Settings
Contents
Off
Records only one photo image.
On
8 photo images are recorded in 1 second when the PHOTO button is pressed.
On-screen
display
None
• When “Cont. Shot” is set to “On,” the flash function is automatically set to off and the resolution is fixed to
1920 x 1080.
• When “Cont. Shot” is set to “Off,” the resolution is reset to the previous setting but the flash function still
remains Off.
• When an error (memory full, etc) during continuous shot, the recording stops and an error message is
displayed.
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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 the Wind Cut when recording in windy places such as a beach.
Settings
Contents
Off
Disable the function.
On
Minimizes wind noise or other noise while recording.
On-screen
display
None
• When the “Wind Cut” is “On,” some low frequency sound is eliminated along with the sound of the wind.
• Make sure the “Wind Cut” is set to “Off” when you want the microphone to be sensitive as possible.
Digital Zoom (
)
You can select the maximum zoom level in case you want to zoom to a level greater than optical zoom magnification.
Up to 10x zoom is performed digitally.
This right side of the bar shows the digital zooming factor.
The zooming zone appears when you select the zooming level.
Settings
Contents
Off
Up to 10X zoom is performed optically.
Up to 10X zoom is performed optically, and after that, up to 10X zoom is performed
digitally. (Zooming more than 10X is achieved digitally, up to 100X when combined
with optical zoom.)
On
• 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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On-screen
display
None
None
using the menu items
Self Timer (
)
When you use the self timer function, recording begins automatically in 10 seconds.
Settings
Off
10 Sec
On-screen
display
Contents
Disable the function.
None
Recording begins automatically in 10 seconds by pressing the Recording start/stop
or PHOTO button.
Self timer recording
1. Set “Self Timer” to “10 Sec.”
2. To record movie images, press the Recording start/stop button.
To take photo images, press the PHOTO button.
• Self timer starts counting down from 10 with a beep sound.
• At the last second of the countdown, recording starts automatically.
• If you want to cancel the self timer function before recording, press the Recording
start/stop or PHOTO button again.
• Using a tripod (not supplied) is recommended during self record.
• This function is disabled after being used one time.
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<When recording a movie image>
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Time Lapse REC (
)
• Time Lapse REC records still images at specific intervals you can set and plays them as one movie file.
• This function is useful to observe the movement of clouds, the changes in daylight or blooming flowers, etc.
Settings
Contents
Off
Disables the function.
On
When you start movie recording, images of the subject are captured and saved to
the storage media by set interval and total recording period.
On-screen
display
None
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. Touch the Menu (
) tab.
Time Lapse REC
2. Touch the up ( )/down ( ) tab until “Time Lapse REC” is displayed.
Off
3. Touch “Time Lapse REC” and touch “On.”
On
• The recording interval and total recording time items are displayed.
1/1
4. Touch the up ( )/down ( ) tab to set a desired recording interval (“Sec”).
• “Interval”: Image of the subject is captured by set interval.
1  3  5 Sec
Time Lapse REC
5. Touch hour field, then touch the up ( )/down ( ) tab to set a total recording time (“HR”).
• “REC Limit”: Total recording time, from the beginning to the end of the interval
Interval
REC Limit
recording.
1
24 HR
Sec/
REC Time : 24Min
24  48  72 Hr
• While you set the preparatory settings (recording interval and total recording time), the
[HD]720/60P SF
approximate time-lapse recording time will be displayed on the menu screen.
6. To exit, touch the Exit ( ) tab or Return (
) tab repeatedly until the menu disappears.
STBY 00:00:00
[300Min]
7. After setting the Time Lapse REC mode, press the Recording start/stop button.
1Sec/24Hr 9999
• The Time Lapse REC starts.
• While playing back, it will display 60 images per second. (Sound is not available.)
For example, if the recording interval was “1” second and the total recording time was
“24” hours, images are automatically captured and saved in storage media at every 1
second for 24 hours.
Continued...
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Example of Time Lapse REC
Total time for recording
Recording interval
Timeline
Time for recording
on the storage media
(a video clip of Time
Lapse REC)
HD
SD
00:00:20 / 00:20:00
100-0001
Time Lapse REC records image frames at the predefined
interval over the total recording time to produce a timelapse video.
Time Lapse REC is useful for filming in the following
situations:
• Blooming flowers
• Insect’s skin-casting
• Clouds rolling by in the sky
00:00:25 / 00:20:00
100-0001
00:00:30 / 00:20:00
100-0001
00:00:35 / 00:20:00
100-0001
1/2
(The Time Lapse movie
file appears with the Time
Lapse REC (
) icon.)
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
This function is disabled after being used one time.
For Time Lapse REC, the [HD]720/60p resolution and Super Fine quality are supported only.
60 captured images compose a video of 1 second length. Since the minimum length of a video to be saved by your
camcorder is one second, the interval defines how long the Time Lapse Recording should be taken. For example, if you
set the interval to “3Sec,” Time Lapse Recording should be taken for at least 3 minutes to record a minimum video
length of 1 second (60 images).
Once the Time Lapse REC finishes recording for its total recording time, it switches to the standby mode.
Press the Recording start/stop button if you want to stop the Time Lapse 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 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 the standby mode after saving
what was recorded so far.
During Time Lapse REC, the zoom and focus functions are fixed so that you cannot change the settings.
Even though the subject is moved, the focus cannot be changed.
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We recommend using the AC power adaptor when using the Time Lapse REC function.
using the menu items
Quick View (
)
This function enables you to check the just recorded movie or photo without switching to the play mode.
Settings
Contents
On-screen
display
Off
Disable the function.
None
On
You can review the recording immediately in STBY mode.
None
Using the Quick View
STBY 00:00:00
1. Set “Quick View” to “On.”
9999
2. To record movie images, press the Recording start/stop button and press the button
to stop recording again.
To take photo images, press the PHOTO button.
• The Quick View ( ) appears on the center of the screen in STBY mode.
3. Touch the Quick View ( ) tab to review the recording.
4. To quit the Quick View, touch the Return (
) tab.
• Touch the Delete (
) tab to delete the recording which is being played back.
Selecting “No” in the delete confirm screen will quit the Quick View, and switch to
STBY mode.
• For photo images recorded with the Cont. Shot, only the most recent file is
played.
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[300Min]
00:00:20 / 00:30:00
100_0001
Quick View
Guideline (
)
• Guideline displays certain patterns on the LCD screen so that you can easily set the image composition when
recording movie or photo images.
• The HD camcorder provides 3 types of guidelines.
Settings
Off
On-screen
display
Contents
Disable the function.
None
Enables you to center the subject for proper recording.
Enables you to place the subject within a safety zone which prevents it being cut
when editing in the 4:3 for left and right and 2.35:1 for top and bottom.
Enables you to place the subject in the center square for proper positioning.
• Positioning the subject at the cross point of the guideline makes a balanced composition.
• The guidelines on the screen do not appear on the images actually recorded.
PLAYBACK MENU ITEMS
You can setup these menu items for playing movie and photo images.
Play Option (
)
You can setup play options for movie image playback.
Settings
Play All
On-screen
display
Contents
Plays movie images continuously starting from the selected image to the last one,
then returns to the thumbnail index view.
Play One
Plays the selected movie image only and returns to the thumbnail index view.
Repeat All
Repeats playing all the video clips until the Return (
Repeat One
Repeats playing the selected video only until the Return (
) tab is touched.
) tab is touched.
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using the menu items
Highlight (
)
Shows a section of recorded movie images at random according to the total play time and number of files.
Time Recorded
Highlight Playback Time
On-screen
Settings
Contents
Less than 4 sec.
Full playback
display
4 to 30 sec.
Plays 5 seconds.
Plays 5 seconds of each 30
Shows a section of the videos
30 sec. to 5 min.
second section.
Recent
that were created within the last
Plays 5 seconds of each 1
5 min. to 10 min.
24 hours.
minute section.
Shows a section of all movie
images.
All
Slide Show Option (
10 min. to 30 min.
Over 30 min.
Plays 5 seconds of each 2
minute section.
Plays 5 seconds of each 5
minute section.
)
You can set the slide show option (Interval, Effect, and Music).
Settings
Contents
Photo images play back continuously in the set slide show interval
Interval
(1sec or 3sec).
Continuously plays back photo images with the fade in / out effect
Effect
between image transitions.
Music
You can turn the built-in background music on or off.
On-screen display
None
None
None
Loading time may vary depending on the photo image size.
File Info (
)
File Info
It shows the image information. You can view the file name, created date and size, etc.
100VIDEO
HDV_0001.MP4
Date
Duration
Size
Resolution
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: JAN.01.2009
: 00:12:21
: 1.21GB
: HD 1080 60i F
SETTING MENU ITEMS
You can setup the date/time, OSD language, video output, and display settings of the HD camcorder.
Storage Type (HMX-H104BN/HMX-H105BN/HMX-H106SN only)
You can record movie and photo images on the built-in memory or a memory card, so you should select the desired
storage media before starting recording or playback.
Settings
Memory
Card
On-screen
display
Contents
Records or play backs images in the built-in memory.
Records or play backs images in a memory card.
Storage Info
This shows you the storage information (the storage media, used space and available space, recordable time
according to the quality). So you can find out how long you will be able to record on the storage media.
Make sure to set the appropriate storage media.
Settings
Memory
Card
Contents
You can view the used space, available space, and the recordable time on the built-in memory.
You can view the used space, available space, and the recordable time on the memory card.
• The memory card’s information appears by touching “Storage Info.”
(HMX-H100N only)
• When you format the built-in memory or memory card, a minimum of 40 MB is
assigned for system storage, which cannot store any movie or photo data.
(HMX-H104BN only)
Memory
● Used: 41.7MB
● Free: 29.8GB
[HD]1080/60i
Super Fine : 236Min
Fine
: 285Min
Normal
: 365Min
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using the menu items
Format
You can use the “Format” function to completely delete all files and options on the storage media, including
protected files.
Settings
Memory
Card
Contents
On-screen
display
You can format the built-in memory.
None
You can format the memory card.
None
• If you execute the format function, all files will be deleted completely and the erased files cannot be
recovered.
• Formatting the storage media using a different device will cause a “Not Formatted” error.
• A memory card with the protection tab set to lock will not be formatted. page 30
• Format does not perform if the battery is low. We recommend using the AC power adaptor when formatting.
• The memory card format is executed by touching “Format.” (HMX-H100N only)
File No.
File numbers are assigned to images in the order they were recorded.
Settings
Series
Reset
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Contents
Assigns file numbers in sequence even if the memory card is replaced with another
one or after formatting or deleting all files.
The file number is reset when a new folder is created.
Resets the file number to 0001 even after formatting or deleting all files or inserting
a new memory card. Use “Reset” when the folder and files cannot be created
anymore because the camcorder has reached its limit.
On-screen
display
None
None
Time Zone
You can easily set the clock to the local time when using your camcorder while traveling.
Settings
Home
Visit
Contents
On-screen display
• 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.
• 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.
None
Cities used to set the time zone
Cities
Time zone
Cities
Time zone
London, Lisbon
+ 00:00
Adelaide
+ 09:30
Rome, Paris, Berlin, Stockholm, Madrid, Frankfurt
+ 01:00
Guam, Sydney, Brisbane
+ 10:00
Athens, Helsinki, Cairo, Ankara
+ 02:00
Solomon Islands
+ 11:00
Moskva, Riyadh
+ 03:00
Wellington, Fiji
+ 12:00
Teheran
+ 03:30
Samoa, Midway
- 11:00
Abu Dhabi, Muscat
+ 04:00
Honolulu, Hawaii, Tahiti
- 10:00
Kabul
+ 04:30
Alaska
- 09:00
Tashkent, Karachi
+ 05:00
LA, San Francisco, Vancouver, Seattle
- 08:00
Calcutta, New Delhi
+ 05:30
Denver, Phoenix, Salt Lake City
- 07:00
Almaty, Kathmandu
+ 05:45
Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Mexico City
- 06:00
Dacca
+ 06:00
New York, Miami, Washington D.C., Montreal, Atlanta
- 05:00
Yangon
+ 06:30
Caracas, Santiago
- 04:00
Bangkok
+ 07:00
Buenos Aires, Brasilia, Sao Paulo
- 03:00
Hong Kong, Beijing, Taipei, Singapore, Manila
+ 08:00
Fernando de Noronha
- 02:00
Seoul, Tokyo, Pyongyang
+ 09:00
Azores, Cape Verde
- 01:00
The times here are based on GMT (Greenwich Mean Time).
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using the menu items
Date/Time Set
Set the current date and time so they can be recorded correctly. page 25
Date Type
You can select the desired date type.
Settings
2009/01/01
Contents
Displays the date in the order of year, month (two-digit) and day.
On-screen display
2009/01/01
JAN/01/2009
Displays the date in the order of month, day and year.
JAN/01/2009
01/JAN/2009
Displays the date in the order of day, month and year.
01/JAN/2009
01/01/2009
Displays the date in the order of day, month (two-digit) and year.
01/01/2009
This function depends on “Date/Time Display” setting.
Time Type
You can select the time format to display.
Settings
Contents
On-screen display
12 Hr
The time is displayed in 12 hour units.
12:00 AM
24 Hr
The time is displayed in 24 hour units.
00:00
This function depends on “Date/Time Display” setting.
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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. page 25
Settings
Off
Date
Time
Date & Time
Contents
Current date and time information is not displayed.
Displays the current date.
Displays the current time.
Displays the current date and time.
On-screen display
None
JAN/01/2009
12:00AM
JAN/01/2009 12:00AM
• The date/time will read “JAN/01/2009 12:00 AM” in the following conditions:
- The built-in rechargeable battery becomes weak or dead.
• This function depends on “Date Type” and “Time Type” setting.
LCD Brightness
• Your HD camcorder is equipped with a 2.7 inch wide color Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) screen, which enables
you to view what you are recording or playing back directly.
LCD Brightness
• Depending on the conditions under which you are using the HD camcorder (indoors or
outdoors for example), you can adjust LCD brightness.
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• Touch the decrease ( ) or increase ( ) tab to increase or decrease the value of a
desired item.
• You can set values for LCD brightness between 0 and 35.
Adjusting the LCD screen does not affect the brightness of the image to be recorded.
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using the menu items
Beep Sound
You can turn the beep sound on or off.
Settings
Off
On
Contents
Disables the function.
When on, a beep will sound every time a button is pressed.
On-screen
display
None
None
• The beep sound is off when recording in movie mode.
• When beep sound is set to off, the power on/off sound is off.
Shutter Sound
You can turn the shutter sound on or off.
Settings
Off
On
Contents
Disables the function.
When on, the shutter will sound with each press of the PHOTO button.
The shutter sound is not heard in the following conditions:
- In case of using the PHOTO button during video recording
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On-screen
display
None
None
Auto Power Off
You can set the HD camcorder to automatically turn off when there is no operation for 5 minutes.
Settings
Off
5 Min
Contents
The HD camcorder does not turn off automatically.
For power saving purposes, the HD camcorder will automatically turn off if there is no
operation for 5 minutes.
On-screen
display
None
None
Auto Power Off does not work in the following situations:
• When a USB cable is connected.
• When the HD Camcorder is connected to the AC adapter.
• While the Quick On STBY function is in operation.
• While the Demo function is in operation.
• While in recording, playing (except pause), Photo slide show.
Quick On STBY
When are going to record frequently for an extended time, use the Quick On STBY function. In standby mode,
closing the LCD screen will commence the Quick On STBY mode to reduce energy consumption. Once you are
ready to record again, this function enables to the camcorder to come on quickly from the power saving mode.
On-screen
Settings
Contents
display
Off
Without entering Quick On STBY mode, the power turns off.
5 Min
After staying in Quick On STBY mode for 5 minutes, the power turns off.
10 Min
After staying in Quick On STBY mode for 10 minutes, the power turns off.
20 Min
After staying in Quick On STBY mode for 20 minutes, the power turns off.
• When entering Quick On STBY mode, the Mode indicator blinks.
• After the time is set in “Quick On STBY”, the power is off automatically.
• Turning off the camcorder after use is always recommended to reduce the energy consumption, however,
you can effectively use the Quick On STBY function for the frequent shooting conditions in the specified time
schedule.
• The Quick On STBY mode is not available in the following conditions:
- When the LCD screen is open.
- When a video cable (HDMI, Component/AV) or the USB cable is connected to the camcorder.
- When operating the buttons on the camcorder.
- If the LCD screen was not closed in the video standby mode.
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using the menu items
Remote
This function allows you to enable or disable the remote control for use with the HD camcorder.
Settings
Contents
On-screen
display
Off
Disable the function.
The (
) indicator appears when you use the remote control.
None
On
You can control the HD camcorder with the remote control.
None
PC Software
• Editing application software for PC is stored in the boot-up flash memory of this camcorder.
• The editing software runs automatically once the camcorder is connected to a PC using a USB cable and the PC
Software is set to On.
On-screen
Settings
Contents
display
Recognizes this camcorder as a USB mass storage device with PC software not
Off
None
executed.
Automatically runs the editing PC software stored in this camcorder to the PC
On
None
connected.
For more information about the built-in editing software on your camcorder, refer
to pages 108~111.
<Intelli-studio>
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USB Connect
Using the USB cable, you can connect your HD camcorder to a PC to copy your movie images and photo images
from the storage media, or to a printer to print your photo images.
Settings
Mass Storage
PictBridge
Contents
On-screen display
Connect to a PC.
None
Connect to a PictBridge printer.
None
HDMI TV Out
You can set the HDMI video output to match the TV you have connected.
Settings
Contents
On-screen display
Auto
According to the connected TV type, the video resolution is automatically set.
None
480p
Select it when connecting to an SD resolution TV that supports progressive scan.
None
Analog TV Out
• You can set the component or composite video output to match the TV you have connected.
• This HD camcorder provides the two-in-one component/AV cable that fits the purpose of the component and the
AV cable. Therefore, when using the component/AV cable, you must check the right method for the TV output by
setting the “Analog TV Out” menu.
Settings
Contents
Component 1080i
Use this setting only when connecting to an Full HDTV (1920 x
1080).
Component 480p
Select it when connecting to an SD resolution TV that supports
progressive scan.
Component 480i
Select when connecting to an SD resolution TV that does not
support progressive scan.
Composite
On-screen display
Select this when you connected the camcorder to a TV that only has
a composite jack. (Video, Audio L/R).
The OSD indicators for the Analog TV Out setting are displayed only when the component/AV cable is
connected.
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using the menu items
TV Connect Guide
Shows information on cables and jacks used to connect the camcorder to a TV.
Settings
HDMI
Component
Composite
Contents
Select this when you want to know how to connect an HDMI cable to a TV.
Select this when you want to know how to connect a component (Y/PB/PR, Audio
L/R) cable to TV.
Select this when you want to know how to connect a composite (Video, Audio L/R)
cable to TV.
On-screen
display
None
None
None
TV Display
You can select the output path of the OSD (On-Screen Display). This allows you to set the OSD for viewing on the
TV.
Settings
Contents
On-screen
display
Off
The OSD appears in the LCD screen only.
None
On
The OSD appears in the LCD screen and a TV.
None
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REC Lamp
You can turn the recording indicator on or off that lights during video or photo recording.
Settings
Contents
On-screen
display
Off
Disables the function.
None
On
Recording indicator is on during recording.
None
Default Set
You can restore menu settings to default (initial settings at the factory) pages 55-58
Initializing the HD camcorder settings to factory defaults does not affect recorded images.
Language
You can select a desired language to display the menu and messages. page 26
“English”  “ 한국어 ”  “Français”  “Deutsch”  “Italiano”  “Español”  “Português”  “Nederlands” 
“Svenska”  “Suomi”  “Norsk”  “Dansk”  “Polski ”  “Čeština”  “Slovensky”  “Magyar”  “Română”
 “Български”  “Ελληνικά”  “Srpski”  “Hrvatski”  “Украϊнська”  “Русский”  “ 中文 ”  “ไทย” 
“Türkçe”  “
”“
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using the menu items
Demo
Demonstration automatically shows you the major functions that are included with your HD camcorder so that you
may use them more easily.
Settings
Off
On
Contents
Disables the function.
Activates demonstration mode and shows various features.
On-screen
display
None
None
• The Demo function will automatically come on after 5 minutes has passed in STBY mode.
• You can release the Demo function as follows:
- Touching any point on LCD screen / changing mode / pressing the button (Recording start/stop,
Q.MENU, Display (
), EASY Q, or PHOTO etc.)
• The Demo is not available if Auto Power Off is set to 5min.
Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)
Anynet+ is an AV network system that enables you to control all connected Samsung AV devices with an Anynet+
supported Samsung TV remote control. You can use the Anynet+ function by connecting the HD camcorder to an
Anynet+ supported TV with an HDMI cable and by setting “Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)” to “On.”
For more details, refer to your Samsung TV’s user manual.
Settings
Off
On
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Disables the function.
Anynet+ is executed.
On-screen
display
None
None
editing movie images
You can edit recorded movie images in various ways.
Movie image editing cannot be performed when the battery is low.
DIVIDING A MOVIE IMAGE
• This function works only in Play mode. page 20
• You can divide a movie image as many times as you want in order to delete a section
you no longer need.
The movie images will be divided in groups of two.
Todivideamovieimage
1. Touch the HD Movie ( HD) tab or SD Movie ( SD) tab.
• The thumbnail index view appears accordingly.
2. Touch the Menu (
) tab  “Edit”  “Divide.”
• If the movie image thumbnail you want to edit is not on the screen,
touch the up ( ) or down ( ) tab to change the page.
3. Touch a desired movie image.
• The selected movie image will be paused.
4. Search the point of division by touching the playback related (
,
,
,
,
, or
) tabs.
5. Touch the pause ( ) tab at the point of division, then touch the Cutting (
) tab.
• The message “Divide a file at this point?” will appear.
6. Touch “Yes.”
• The selected movie image is divided into two movie images. You can keep dividing
images as long as they are 3 seconds in length.
• If you want to delete an unwanted section of a movie image, divide the movie first,
and then delete the image (section) you no longer need. After dividing the movie
image, you can also combine other desired movie images (see page 95).
• The second image of the divided image will be displayed at the end of the thumbnail index.
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To delete a movie image you no longer need
) tab  “Delete.”
1. Touch the Menu (
2. Touch “Select Files”
• Touch a desired movie image to select it for deletion.
• The ( ) indicator is displayed on the selected images.
Touching the thumbnail image toggles between the thumbnail image being selected
for deletion (the ( ) indicator appears on image) or not (the ( ) indicator is removed
from image). Touch the OK (
) tab.
3. The message according to the selected option will appear. Touch “Yes.”
• The selected images will be deleted.
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1. Before dividing
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first image.
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31~60 seconds
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• The movie image is divided into two
movie images.
0~30 seconds
You can not delete a protected image. You must first release the protect function to delete it. page 99
Slow playback is useful when designating division points.
The division point may drift before or after the designated point by approximately 0.5 seconds.
Cannot divide the video:
- You can not divide a video shorter than 6 seconds.
- You can continue dividing a scene after the first 3 seconds from the start of playback or before the last 3 seconds to the end of playback.
- Photo images cannot be divided.
- The time lapse movie images cannot be divided.
When the movie image is divided, the first image of the divided images is stored in the playlist again.
You can also access it by using the Q.MENU button. Press the Q.MENU button.  Touch “Edit.”  Touch “Divide.”
You can perform the Divide function when there is at least 9MB of memory space remaining on the built-in memory or memory card.
A movie image can be divided into maximum 99 files.
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COMBINING TWO MOVIE IMAGES
• This function works only in Play mode. page 20
• You can combine two different movie images.
1. Touch the HD Movie ( HD) tab or SD Movie ( SD) tab.
• The thumbnail index view appears accordingly.
2. Touch the Menu (
) tab  “Edit”  “Combine.”
• If the movie image thumbnail you want to edit is not on the screen,
touch the up ( ) or down ( ) tab to scroll to the next group of options.
3. Touch movie images to be combined.
• The ( ) indicator is displayed on the selected movie images.
• Touching the movie thumbnail image toggles between the movie thumbnail image
being selected for combining(the ( ) indicator appears on image) or not (the ( )
indicator is removed from image).
• You cannot select and combine two different resolution images.
4. Touch the OK (
) tab.
The message “Combine selected two files?” will appear.
5. Touch “Yes.”
• The thumbnail of the first movie image will appear in the combined movie image.
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It is impossible to combine movie images with different resolutions.
For example, if there is one movie image recorded at [HD] 720/60p and two movie images at [HD] 1080/60i,
you can combine only the two movie images recorded at [HD] 1080/60i, not the movie image at [HD] 720/60p.
You can not combine protected images. You must first release the protect function to paste it. page 99
The two movie images are combined in the selected order and restored as one movie image.
The original movie images will not be preserved.
Photo images cannot be combined.
The time lapse movie images cannot be combined.
You can also access it by using the Q.MENU button.
Press the Q.MENU button.  Touch “Edit.”  Touch “Combine.”
A maximum of 2 movie images can be combined at a time.
You can perform the Combine function when there is at least 9MB of memory space remaining on the built-in memory or memory card.
Combine is not available if the total size of the two files to be combined exceeds 1.8GB.
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PLAYLIST
What’s a “Playlist?”
The playlist is created by gathering your favorite recorded movie images. Since the playlist is not created by copying
data, it will consume little of the storage capacity. When creating or deleting a playlist, the original movie image will
not be erased. In addition, adding or deleting movie images from a playlist does not affect the original movie images.
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Creating the playlist
• This function works only in Play mode. page 20
• You can create a playlist on this HD camcorder by gathering your favorites from the
recorded movie images. Since the playlist is not created by copying data, you will
consume little of the storage capacity.
1. Press the Q.MENU button.
2. Touch “Playlist”  “HD” or “SD” (creating playlist according to movie resolution)
) tab  “Add.”
 Menu (
3. Select and touch movie images to add to the playlist.
• The ( ) indicator is displayed on the selected movie images.
• Touching the movie thumbnail image toggles between the movie thumbnail image
being selected for creating a playlist (the ( ) indicator appears on image) or not
(the ( ) indicator is removed from image).
4. Touch the OK (
) tab.
• The message “Add selected files to Playlist?” will appear.
5. Touch “Yes.”
• When creation of a playlist is completed, the thumbnail view of the playlist will
appear.
• You can play a playlist in the same manner as you play a movie image. page 42
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Up to 9999 movie images can be included in the playlist.
You cannot select two different resolution images for placement in the playlist.
You can add a movie image to the playlist in the same manner as above.
You can also access it by using the Menu (
) tab.
Touch the Menu (
) tab  “Playlist.”
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Arranging the order of movie images within a playlist
You can arrange movie images within a playlist by moving them to the desired positions.
1. Touch “Playlist”  “HD” or “SD” (arranging playlist according to movie resolution) 
Menu (
) tab  “Arrange.”
2. Touch the movie image to be moved.
• The ( ) indicator is displayed on the selected movie images.
• Touching the movie thumbnail image toggles between the movie thumbnail image
being selected for arranging within the playlist (the ( ) indicator appears on image)
or not (the ( ) indicator is removed from image).
• A bar will also appear next to the movie image.
3. Touch the previous (
) or next (
) tab to move the bar to the position of your choice,
then touch the OK (
) tab.
• The message “Arrange the selected file in this order?” will appear.
4. Touch “Yes.”
• The selected movie image will be moved to the new position.
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Deleting movie images from a playlist
You can delete undesired movie images within the playlist.
1. Touch “Playlist”  “HD” or “SD” (deleting playlist according to movie resolution) 
Menu (
) tab  “Delete.”
2. Touch the movie images to be deleted.
• The ( ) indicator is displayed on the movie images selected for deletion.
• Touching the movie thumbnail image toggles between the movie thumbnail image
being selected for deleting from the playlist (the ( ) indicator appears on image) or
not (the ( ) indicator is removed from image).
3. Touch the OK (
) tab.
• The message “Delete selected files from Playlist?” will appear.
4. Touch “Yes.”
• The selected playlists will be deleted.
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image management
This chapter describes information about movie or photo file management tools such as protection, deletion, and copy.
Image management cannot be performed when the battery is low.
PROTECTION FROM ACCIDENTAL ERASURE
• This function works only in Play mode. page 20
• You can protect important images from accidental erasure.
• If you execute formatting, all files including protected files will be erased. page 82
1. Touch the HD Movie ( HD) tab, SD Movie ( SD) tab, or Photo ( ) tab.
2. Touch the Menu (
) tab  “Protect.”
3. Touch the desired option tab on the screen (“Select Files” “All On” or “All Off”).
• “Select Files”: Protects individual images.
To protect individual images, touch the images in order to select them for protection.
The ( ) indicator is displayed on the selected movie images.
Touching the thumbnail image toggles between the thumbnail image being selected
for protection (the ( ) indicator appears on image) or not (the ( ) indicator is removed
from image). Touch the OK (
) tab.
• “All On”: Protects all images.
To protect all images, simply touch “All On.”
• “All Off”: Releases the protected images all at once.
4. The message according to the selected option will appear. Touch “Yes.”
• After completing, the selected images will be protected.
• It operates identically in the full image display.
• Protected images 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. page 30
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DELETING IMAGES
• This function works only in Play mode. page 20
• You can erase the images recorded on the storage media.
• An image that has been deleted cannot be recovered.
1. Touch the HD Movie ( HD) tab, SD Movie ( SD) tab, or Photo ( ) tab.
2. Touch the Menu (
) tab  “Delete.”
3. Touch the desired option tab on the screen (“Select Files” or “All Files”).
• “Select Files”: Deletes individual images.
To delete individual images, touch images in order to select them for deletion.
The ( ) indicator is displayed on the selected images.
Touching the thumbnail image toggles between the thumbnail image being selected
for deletion (the ( ) indicator appears on image) or not (the ( ) indicator is removed
from image). Touch the OK (
) tab.
• “All Files”: Deletes all images.
To delete all images, simply touch “All Files.”
4. The message according to the selected option will appear. Touch “Yes.”
• After completion, selected images will be deleted. (Accordingly, the deleted files also
disappear in the playlist. page 97)
• It operates identically in the full image display.
• To protect important images from accidental deletion, activate the image
protection. page 99
• The protect ( ) indicator will blink if you try to delete a image that was previously
protected. page 99
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.
page 30
• 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. page 82
• You can also access it by using the Q.MENU button.
Press the Q.MENU button.Touch “Delete.”
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image management
COPYING IMAGES (HMX-H104BN/HMX-H105BN/HMX-H106SN only)
• This function works only in Play mode. page 20
• You can copy images between the built-in memory and a memory card.
• Images are copied to the destination storage while leaving original images in the source
storage. (It copies from the currently-used storage to another. For example, if the built-in
memory is used, it copies to a memory card.)
• Make sure that the memory card has been inserted.
1. Touch the HD Movie ( HD) tab, or SD Movie ( SD) tab, Photo ( ) tab.
2. Touch the Menu (
) tab  “Copy.”
3. Touch the desired option tab on the screen (“Select Files” or “All Files”).
• “Select Files”: Copy individual images.
Touch images you want to copy.
The ( ) indicator is displayed on the selected images.
Touching the thumbnail image toggles between the thumbnail image being selected
for copying (the ( ) indicator appears on image) or not (the ( ) indicator is removed
from image). Touch the OK (
) tab.
• “All Files”: Copy all images.
To copy all images, simply touch “All Files.”
4. The message according to the selected option will appear. Touch “Yes.”
• After completion, selected images will be copied.
• Touch “Cancel” to cancel during image copying.
• It operates identically in the full image display.
• If free space available on the storage is insufficient, copying may not be possible.
Delete unnecessary images. page 100
• When you copy a photo image which has Print Mark on it, the copied one will
lose the Print Mark.
• Be sure to connect AC power adaptor when using copy function.
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printing photo images
You can print photo images by inserting the DPOF setting card to a DPOF-compatible printer or connecting the HD
camcorder to the PictBridge printer.
DPOF PRINT SETTING
• Print Mark (DPOF) can be set only on photo images stored in the memory card.
• This function works only in Play mode. page 20
• This HD camcorder is compatible with DPOF (Digital Print Order Format).
You can set which images to be printed and the number of prints with this HD camcorder.
This feature is useful to print with a DPOF-compatible printer or when bringing storage media to a photo lab for
printing.
1. Touch the Photo ( ) tab.
2. Touch the Menu (
) tab  Settings ( ) tab  “Storage Type”  “Card.”
(HMX-H104BN/HMX-H105BN/HMX-H106SN only)
3. Touch the Menu (
) tab  “Print Mark (DPOF).”
4. Touch the desired option tab on the screen (“Select Files,” “Set All” or “Reset All”).
• “Select Files”: Print-marks individual images.
Touch images to select them for printing.
The ( 01) indicator is displayed on the selected images.
Touching the photo thumbnail image toggles between the photo thumbnail image
being selected for printing (the ( 01) indicator appears on image) or not (the ( 01)
indicator is removed from image).
Touch the OK (
) tab.
• “Set All”: Print-marks all images.
Simply touch “Set All.”
• “Reset All”: Removes the print mark.
Simply touch “Reset All.”
5. The message according to the selected option will appear. Touch “Yes.”
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• You can set the number of prints in the single display view only.
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• Select the photo image to print in the single display mode, and touch the Menu (
)
tab  “Print Mark (DPOF)”  decrease ( ) or increase ( ) tab (select the number of
prints).
Up to 99 copies can be set to print of each image.
• It operates identically in the full image display (single image displayed on the screen).
• Print marked photo images will show the ( ) indicator when they are displayed.
• The “Reset All” and “Set All” options may take a long time depending on the number of stored images.
DIRECT PRINTING WITH A PICTBRIDGE PRINTER
• This function works only in Play mode. page 20
• If your printer is compatible with PictBridge, photo images can
be printed easily by connecting the camcorder with the USB
cable directly to the printer. DPOF setting can also be used.
page 102
NOTICE: After selecting “PictBridge” in the menu, connect the
USB cable.
HD camcorder
PictBridge
1. Set the “USB Connect” to “PictBridge.” page 89
2. Connect your HD camcorder to the printer using the provided
USB cable.
PictBridge
3. Turn your printer power on.
• The thumbnail index view of the photo image will appear.
4. Touch a photo image to print, then touch the Print (
) tab.
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• To search for a photo image, touch the previous image (
) or next image (
) tab.
• The message “Print ?” will appear.
5. Touch “Yes.”
• The selected photo image will be printed.
• After the connection, the easy printing menu will display on the LCD screen. To display the PictBridge menu,
touch the Menu (
) tab. For more information about the PictBridge menu, refer to page 104.
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printing photo images
Setting the number of copies to print
Touch the decrease ( ) or increase ( ) tab to select the number of prints.
• If the image moves to the previous or next, the number of copies is reset.
To cancel print setting
Touch the Return (
) tab on the screen.
To stop printing after printing starts
The confirmation screen appears while printing.
Touch “Cancel” on the screen.
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Setting the date/time imprint option
Touch the Menu (
) tab  “Date/Time”  “Off,” “Date,” “Time,” or
“Date & Time”  Return (
) tab.
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If the printer is compatible with DPOF, you can use the DPOF setting. page 102
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If the printer is not recognized, or to print again after direct printing with a PictBridge printer,
remove the USB cable, select “PictBridge” in the menu again, and then reconnect the cable.
The date/time imprint option may not be supported by all printers.
Check with your printer manufacturer.
The “Date/Time” menu cannot be setup if the printer does not support this option.
PictBridge™ is a registered trademark of CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association),
an image transfer standard developed by Canon, Fuji, HP, Olympus, Seiko Epson, and Sony.
Use the USB cable provided with the HD camcorder.
Use the AC power adaptor for your HD camcorder during PictBridge direct printing.
Turning your HD camcorder off during printing might damage data on the storage media.
Movie images are not available for printing.
You can set various printing options depending on the printer. Please refer to the user manual
of the printer for details.
Do not remove USB cable or memory card during printing.
You may not print photo images recorded on other devices.
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Using a computer
This chapter explains how to connect the camcorder to a computer using the USB cable.
Read this chapter carefully and be free from your burden of handling two devices at the same time.
CHECKING YOUR COMPUTER TYPE
To view your recordings on a computer, you need to check your computer type first.
Editing software is stored in this camcorder. Connecting the camcorder to a Windows computer using USB cable runs
the editing software application. The application enables playback, editing and sharing of the recordings.
IfyouareusingaWindowsPC
Connect your camcorder to the computer using the USB cable.
• The built-in editing software, Intelli-studio runs automatically once
the camcorder is connected to a Windows computer.
(When you specify “PC Software: On”). page 88
Play back or edit your recordings on the computer using the builtin Intelli-studio application. page 109
You can also upload your recordings to YouTube or other web
sites using the Intelli-studio. page 109
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Using a computer
WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH A WINDOWS COMPUTER
You can enjoy the following operations by connecting your camcorder to your Windows computer via the USB cable.
Main Functions
• By using the built-in ‘Intelli-studio’ editing software on your camcorder, you can enjoy the following operations.
- Playing back recorded videos or photos. page 109
- Editing recorded videos or photos. page 109
- Uploading recorded videos and photos to YouTube. page 109
• You can transfer or copy the files (videos and photos) saved on the storage media into your computer.
(the Mass Storage function) page 112
System Requirements
The following requirements must be satisfied to use the built-in editing software (Intelli-studio):
Item
OS
CPU
RAM
Video Card
Display
USB
DirectX
Requirement
Microsoft Windows Vista or XP
Intel® Core 2 Duo® 1.66 GHz or higher recommended,
AMD Athlon™ X2 Dual-Core 1.6 GHz or higher recommended
512 MB (1 GB and above recommended)
nVIDIA Geforce 7600GT or higher,
Ati X1600 series or higher
1024 x 768, 16-bit color or higher (1280 x 1024, 32-bit color recommended)
USB 2.0
DirectX 9.0c or higher
• System requirements mentioned above are recommendations. Even on a system that satisfies the requirements,
operation is not ensured depending on the system.
• On a slower computer than recommended, video playback may skip frames or operate unexpectedly.
• When the version of DirectX on your computer is lower than 9.0c, install the program with the version of 9.0c or higher.
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USING THE Intelli-studio PROGRAM
Using the Intelli-studio program built-in your camcorder, you can transfer video/photo files onto your PC and edit them on your
computer. Intelli-studio offers the most convenient way for you to manage video/photo files by using the simple the USB cable
connection between the camcorder and your PC.
Step 1. Connecting the USB cable
1. Set “USB Connect” to “Mass Storage.” page 89
2. Set “PC Software” to “On.” page 88
3. Connect the HD camcorder to 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. If you do not want to use it, select “Cancel.”
4. Click “Yes,” the uploading procedure will be complete and the following pop up
window appears. Click “Yes” to confirm.
• If you do not want to save a new file, select“No.”
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Use the provided USB cable. (Supplied by Samsung)
Don’t apply excessive force when inserting or extracting the USB cable into/from a USB jack.
Insert a USB after checking the direction of its insertion is correct.
We recommend using the AC power adaptor as the power supply instead of the battery pack.
When the USB cable is connected, turning the camcorder on or off may cause the PC to malfunction.
If you disconnect the USB cable from the PC or the camcorder while transferring, the data transmission will stop and the data may be
damaged.
If you connect the USB cable to a PC via a USB HUB or simultaneously connect the USB cable along with other USB devices, the
camcorder may not work properly. If this occurs, remove all USB devices from the PC and reconnect the camcorder.
According to your computer type, the Intelli-studio program may not automatically run. In this case, open the desired CD-ROM drive that
has the Intelli-studio program in My Computer and run iStudio.exe.
When a USB cable is connected, if you have EmoDio (Samsung’s MP3 player software) installed on your computer, the EmoDio
software may load first.
To disconnect the USB cable
After completing the data transfer, make sure to disconnect the cable in the following ways:
1. Click the “Safely Remove Hardware icon” icon on the taskbar.
2. Select “USB Mass Storage Device,” and then click “Stop.”
3. If the “Stop a Hardware device” window appears, click “OK.”
4. Disconnect the USB cable from the camcorder and PC.
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Using a computer
Step 2. About the Intelli-studio main window
• When the Intelli-studio starts up, thumbnails of videos and photos are display in the main window.
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2 Selects the Desktop or Favorite on the PC.
3 Slide show of the photo files from the PC.
Playback of the video files from the PC.
4 Switches to the Library of the PC and connected camcorder.
₅ Switches to Edit mode.
₆ Switches to Share mode.
₇ Changes the size of thumbnails.
Displays all files (videos and photos).
Displays video files only.
Displays photo files only.
Sorts the files.
₈ Imports folders from your PC.
₉ Selects the connected camcorder or storage.
� Saves new files to your PC.
� Slide show of the photo files from the connected camcorder.
Playback of the video files from the connected camcorder.
� Saves the selected file to your PC.
Saves the selected file to the connected camcorder.
� Moves the file selected in the PC to the Edit mode.
Moves the file(s) selected in the PC to the Share mode.
� Moves the file(s) selected in the connected camcorder
to the Share mode.
Step 3. Playing back videos (or photos)
• You can play back recordings conveniently using the Intelli-studio application.
1. Run the Intelli-studio program. page 107
2. Click the desired folder to display your recordings.
• Video (or photo) thumbnails appear on the screen, according to the selected
source.
3. Select the video that you want to play, and then click the “Player” icon on the
bottom side of the screen.
• Playback starts and playback controls appear.
• You can also double-click the video (or photo) thumbnail to start playback.
Step 4. Editing videos (or photos)
With Intelli-studio, you can edit the videos or photos in various ways.
• Select the video (or photo) that you want to edit, and then click the “EDIT” icon.
Step 5. Sharing video/photo images online
Share your contents with the world, by uploading photos, slideshows and videos
directly to a Web site with one click.
1. Click the “SHARE” on the browser.
2. Click the “Add” and move the video or photo (drag and drop) to the sharing
window for upload.
• The selected file appears on the sharing window.
3. Click the website you would like to upload files to.
• You can choose the “YouTube®,” “Flickr®,” or the specified website you want
to set for your uploading management.
4. Click the “UploadtoShareSite” to start uploading.
• A pop up window appears asking your ID and the password.
5. Enter your web log-in information to access.
• Access to the web site contents can be limited depending on your web access environment.
For more information about Intelli-studio use, see the Help Guide by clicking “Menu”  “Help.”
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Using a computer
OtherfunctionswiththeIntelli-studio
Importingandviewingvideos/photosfromthecamcordertoyourPC
1. Launch the Intelli-studio program by double-clicking the program icon on
the desktop screen or connect the camcorder to your PC.
2. Click “Import Folder” to import the video or photo files from your PC.
3. The selected video or photo files are imported from your PC, and you can
see the files location on the Intelli-studio browser.
4. You can double-click on the file you would like to start playback.
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
Exportingthevideostoyourcamcorder
1. Select the desired files to export.
2. Click “Save to Camcorder ( )” icon to export files to your camcorder.
3. The following pop up window appears.
4. Click “OK” to export files.
• The files are saved to your camcorder.
WARNING
While transferring any file, do not disconnect the USB cable.
It may cause damage to the camcorder or computer.
• When storing a video through Intelli-studio, it is automatically stored into
an MP4 file that can be played back. However, the only video file format
supportable in Intelli-studio can be converted and stored in the camcorder.
• According to the resolution and type of the video, the storing time may differ.
• Photos cannot be stored on the camcorder through Intelli-studio.
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“Import Folder”
button
Folders directory on
your PC
Imported files
InstallingIntelli-studioapplicationontheWindowscomputer
• When the Intelli-studio application is installed on a Windows computer, it will run faster after connecting the
camcorder to your computer. Moreover, the application can be updated automatically and run directly in the
Windows computer.
• The Intelli-studio application can be installed on a Windows computer as follows:
Click the “Menu”  “Install Intelli-studio on PC” on the Intelli-studio screen.
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USING AS A REMOVABLE STORAGE DEVICE
You can transfer or copy recorded data to a Windows computer by connecting the USB cable to the camcorder.
Step 1. Viewing the contents of storage media
1. Set the “USB Connect” to “Mass Storage.” page 89
2. Set “PC Software” to “Off.” page 88
3. Check out the storage media.
(If you want to record on a memory card, insert the memory card.)
(HMX-H104BN/HMX-H105BN/HMX-H106SN only) page 27
4. Connect the HD camcorder to the PC with the USB cable. page 107
• The “Removable Disk” or “Samsung” window appears on the PC’s screen
after a moment.
• The removable disk appears when connecting a USB.
• Select “Open folders to view files using Windows Explorer” and click “OK.”
5. The folders in the storage media appear.
• Different file types are stored in different folders.
• If the “Removable Disk” window does not appear, confirm the
connection (page 107) or perform steps 1 and 2 again.
• When the removable disk does not appear automatically, open the
removable disk folder of My Computer.
• If the connected camcorder’s disk drive does not open or the context
menu that appears when right clicking your Mouse (open or browse)
appears broken, your computer is suspected to be infected by Autorun
virus. Install the vaccine or update to the latest version.
VIDEO
MUSIC
Photo image files
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Movie image files
Setting data
Using a computer
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.
• The file naming follows DCF (Design rule for Camera File System).
Video file (H.264) 
• The HD-quality (1920x1080 60i or 1280x720 60p) movie images have
HDV_####.MP4 format.
• The SD-quality movie images have SDV_####.MP4 format.
• The HD and SD quality movie images will be named as HDE_####.MP4
and SDE_####.MP4 respectively when you edit movie images using the PC
software.
• The file number automatically increases when a new movie image file is created.
• Up to 9999 files are created in 999 folders.
• A new folder is created when more than 999~1000 files are created.
VIDEO
100VIDEO
SDV_0001.MP4
SDV_0002.MP4
SDE_0001.MP4
1
HDV_0001.MP4
HDV_0002.MP4
HDE_0001.MP4
DCIM
100PHOTO
CAM_0001.JPG
CAM_0002.JPG
2
Photo file 
• As in movie image files, the file number automatically increases when a new image file is created.
• The maximum file number allowed is the same as in movie image files.
• A new folder stores files from CAM_0001.JPG.
• The folder name increases in the order of 100PHOTO  101PHOTO etc.
• Up to 9999 files are created in 999 folders. A new folder is created when more than 999~1000 files are
created.
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Image format
Movie image
• Movie images are compressed in H.264 format. The file extension is “.MP4.”
• The image size is 1920X1080(HD), 1280x720(HD), or 720x480(SD). page 60
Photo image
• Photo images are compressed in JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) format. The file extension is “.JPG.”
• The image size is 2880x1620 or 1920x1080. page 61
• When the 9999th file is created in the 999th folder (i.e. HDV_9999.MP4 is created in the 999VIDEO folder),
a new folder cannot be created anymore. Set “File No.” to “Reset” at this time.
• You may modify the name of a file/folder stored in the storage media using a PC.
This HD camcorder may not recognize modified files.
Step 2. Transferring files from the camcorder to your Windows computer
You can copy the movie and photo images to your PC and play them back.
1. Execute the procedure in “Viewing the contents of
storage media.” page 112
• The folders in the storage media appear.
2. Create a new folder, enter the folder name, then
doubleclick it.
3. Select the folder to copy, then drag and drop it into
the destination folder.
• The folder is copied from the storage media
(memory card (all models) or built-in memory) to
the PC.
When using a removable disk, all types of files in the computer can be transferred to your camcorder.
Note that only the video and photo that have been recorded by your camcorder can be played back.
If the files are arbitrarily modified or edited, they cannot be played back.
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maintenance & additional information
MAINTENANCE
Your HD camcorder is a product of superior design and craftsmanship and should be treated with care.
The suggestions below will help you fulfill any warranty obligations and allow you to enjoy this product for many years.
• For safekeeping of the HD camcorder, turn it off.
- Remove the battery pack and AC power adaptor. pages 14,18
- Remove the memory card. page 28
Cautions when storing
• Do not leave the HD 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 hot weather. If you leave the HD camcorder in
such a place, it could malfunction or the case could be damaged. Do not expose the HD camcorder to direct sunlight or
place it near a heater.
• Do not store the HD camcorder in a place where the humidity is high or in a dusty place:
Dust entering the HD camcorder could cause a malfunction. If humidity is high, the lens could become moldy, and the HD
camcorder could become inoperative. It is recommended that you put the HD camcorder in a box together with a small
silica bag when storing it in a closet, etc.
• Do not store the HD camcorder in a place subject to strong magnetism or intense vibration:
This could cause malfunctions.
• Detach the battery pack from the HD 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 HD camcorder
Before cleaning, turn off the HD 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 screen
Wipe gently with a soft dry cloth. Be careful not to damage the monitor.
• To clean the lens
Use an optional air blower to blow out dirt and other small objects. Do not wipe the lens with cloth or your fingers. If
necessary, wipe gently with lens cleaning paper.
- Mold may form if the lens is left dirty.
- If the lens looks dim, turn off the HD camcorder and leave it for about 1 hour.
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Storage media
• Be sure to follow the guidelines below to prevent corruption or damage to your recorded data.
- Do not bend or drop the storage media, or subject it to strong pressure, jolts or vibrations.
- Do not splash the storage media with water.
- Do not use, replace, or store the storage media in locations that are exposed to 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 27-31 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 the LCD screen on the bottom.
• 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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maintenance & additional information
Battery packs
The supplied battery pack is a lithium-ion battery. Before using the supplied battery pack or an optional battery pack, be sure to
read the following cautions:
• To avoid hazards
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Do not burn.
Do not short-circuit the terminals. When transporting, carry the battery in a plastic bag.
Do not modify or disassemble.
Do not expose the battery to temperatures exceeding 140°F (60°C), as this may cause the battery to overheat, explode or
catch fire.
• To prevent damage and prolong service life
- Do not subject to unnecessary shock.
- Charge in an environment where temperatures are within the tolerances shown below.
This is a chemical reaction type battery - cooler temperatures impede chemical reaction, while warmer temperatures can
prevent complete charging.
- Store in a cool, dry place. Extended exposure to high temperatures will increase natural discharge and shorten service life.
- Fully charge and then fully discharge the battery every 6 months when storing the battery pack over a long time period.
- Remove from your camcorder when not in use, as these components may use current even when switched off.
• We recommended only using genuine Samsung batteries in this camcorder. Using generic non-Samsung batteries can
cause damage to the internal charging circuitry.
• It is normal for the battery pack to be warm after charging, or after use.
• Temperature range specifications
Charging: 50°F to 95°F (10°C to 35°C) / Operation: 32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C) / Storage: -4°F to 140°F (-20°C to 60°C)
• The lower the temperature, the longer recharging takes.
• Refer to pages 17-18 for details.
On charging the built-in rechargeable battery
Your camcorder has a built-in rechargeable battery to retain the date, time, and other settings even when the power switch is set
to off. The built-in rechargeable battery is always charged while your camcorder is connected to the wall outlet via the AC power
adaptor or while the battery pack is attached. The rechargeable battery will be fully discharged in about 6 months if you do not use
your camcorder at all. Use your camcorder after charging the built-in rechargeable battery.
However, even if the built-in rechargeable battery is not charged, the camcorder operation will not be affected as long as you are
not recording the date.
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USING YOUR HD CAMCORDER ABROAD
• Each country or region has its own electric and color systems.
• Before using your HD camcorder abroad, check the following items.
• Power sources
The provided AC adaptor features automatic voltage selection in the AC range from 100 V to 240 V.
You can use your camcorder in any countries/regions using the AC power adaptor supplied with your camcorder
within the AC 100 V to 240 V, 50/60 Hz range.
Use a commercially available AC plug adaptor, if necessary, depending on the design of the wall outlet.
• Viewing images recorded with HD (high definition) image resolution
In countries/regions where 1080/60i is supported, you can view the images with the same HD (high definition)
image resolution as that of the recorded images. You need an NTSC-system-based and 1080/60i compatible TV (or
monitor) with an HDMI or Component cable connected.
• Viewing images recorded with SD (standard definition) image resolution
To view images recorded with SD (standard definition) image resolution you need an NTSC-system-based TV with
Audio/Video, Component or HDMI input jacks, and an HDMI cable, Component/AV cable connected.
• On TV color systems
Your camcorder is an NTSC-system-based camcorder.
If you want to view your recordings on a TV or to copy it to an external device, it must be an NTSC-system-based
TV or an external device and have the appropriate connection jacks. Otherwise, you may need to use a separate
video format transcoder (NTSC-PAL format converter).
NTSC-compatible countries/regions
Bahamas, Canada, Central America, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Philippines, Taiwan, United States of America, etc.
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.
You can make recordings with your HD camcorder and view pictures on the LCD screen from anywhere in
the world.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Before contacting a Samsung authorized service center, perform the following simple checks.
They may save you the time and expense of an unnecessary call.
Warning indicators and messages
Battery pack
Message
Low Battery
Icon
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Informs that...
Action
•
Replace with a charged battery or connect the
The battery pack is almost discharged.
AC power adaptor.
Storage media
Message
Memory Full
Icon
Informs that...
Action
• Delete unnecessary files on the built-in memory.
There is not enough space to record on • Back-up files to your PC or another storage
the built-in memory.
media and delete files.
• Use a memory card.
Insert Card
There is no memory card inserted in
the memory card slot.
• Insert a memory card.
• Use the built-in memory.
Card Full
•
•
There is not enough space to record on
the memory card.
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•
Card Locked
The write protection tab on an SD or
SDHC card has been set to lock.
Delete unnecessary files on the memory card.
Back-up files to your PC or another storage
media and delete files.
Use the bulit-in memory.
Change another memory card which has
enough free space.
• Release write protection tab.
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Message
Icon
Informs that...
The memory card cannot be
recognized in cases of Card Error, Not
Formatted or Not Supported Card.
Action
Card Error
The memory card has some problem
and can not be recognized.
• Change memory card to another one.
Not Formatted
The memory card is not formatted.
• Format the memory card using menu item.
Not Supported Format
The memory card may have been
formatted by another device and may
still have existing images on it.
• The image format is not supported.
Check the supported file format.  page 82
• Format the memory card using menu item.
Not Supported Card
The memory card is not supported in
this camcorder.
• Change the memory card with the one
recommended.
The memory card does not have
enough performance to record.
• Record movie at a lower resolution.
• Change memory card to faster one.  page 28
Unknown Error
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Low speed card. Please
record a lower Resolution.
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• Insert the proper memory card that has a
supported file format.
Recording
Message
Icon
Informs that...
Action
• Format storage media using menus after backingup important files to your PC or another storage
media.
Write Error
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Some problem occured while writing
data to storage media.
Release the EASY.Q
-
You can not operate some functions
manually when EASY Q is activated.
• Release EASY Q function.
Recovering Data…
The file was not created normally.
• Wait until data recovery is finished.
• Never turn off the power and eject memory card
during recording.
Activate remote control.
Remote function was set to off.
• Set “Remote” function to “On.”
Folder and files have reached capacity
and you can not record.
Folder and files have reached capacity
and you can not take a picture.
• Set “File No.” to “Reset” and format the storage
media.
• Set “File No.” to “Reset” and format the storage
media.
Number of video files is
full. Cannot record video.
Number of photo files is
full. Cannot take a photo.
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Playback
Message
Icon
Not enough free space in
Memory.
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Not enough free space in
Card.
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Read Error
-
Informs that...
File editing functions can not be
performed because there is not enough
free space in the built-in memory.
File editing functions can not be
performed because there is not enough
free space in the memory card.
Action
• Delete unnecessary files on the storage media.
• Back-up files to PC or another storage media
and delete files.
• Delete unnecessary files on the storage media.
• Back-up files to PC or another storage media
and delete files.
storage media using menus after backing
Some problems occurred when reading • Format
up important files to PC or another storage
data from storage media.
device.
USB
Message
Icon
Informs that...
Fail Printer Connecting
-
A problem occurred when connecting
the camcorder via USB to a printer.
Fail USB Connecting
-
A problem occurred when connecting
the camcorder via USB to a PC.
Ink Error
-
There is a problem with the ink
cartridge.
Paper Error
-
There is a problem with the paper.
Action
• Check the USB cable.
• Try the connecting procedure again.
• Switch “USB Connect” function to “Mass
Storage.”
• Check the USB cable.
• Try the connecting procedure again.
• Switch “USB Connect” function to “PictBridge.”
• Check the ink cartridge.
• Put a new ink cartridge in the printer.
• Check the paper in the printer. If there is no paper,
insert the paper.
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Message
Icon
Informs that...
File Error
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There is a problem with the file.
Printer Error
-
There is a problem with the printer.
Print Error
-
A problem occurred during printing.
CAUTION
Action
• Your HD camcorder does not support this file
format.
• Try another file recorded on your HD camcorder.
• Turn the printer’s power off and on.
• Contact the printer manufacturer’s service center.
• Do not remove power source or eject memory card
during printing.
When there is dew condensation, put the camcorder aside for a while before using
• What is dew condensation?
Dew condensation happens when a HD camcorder is moved to a place where there is a significant temperature difference
from the previous place. The Dew condenses on the external or internal lenses of the HD camcorder, and on the reflection
lens. When this happens, it may cause a malfunction or damage to the HD camcorder when using the device with the
power on while there is dew condensation.
• What can I do?
Turn the power off and detach the battery pack, and leave it in a dry area for 1~2 hours before using it.
• When does the dew condensation occur?
When the device is relocate d to a place with a higher temperature than the previous location, or when using it in a hot area
suddenly, it will cause condensation.
- When recording outside in cold weather during the winter and then using it in indoors.
- When recording outside in hot weather after being indoors or inside a car where the A/C was running.
Note before sending your camcorder for repair.
• If these instructions do not solve your problem, contact 1-800-SAMSUNG for your nearest Samsung authorized service
center.
• Depending on the problem, the built-in memory may need to be initialized or replaced and the data will be deleted.
Be sure to back up the data on your PC before sending your camcorder to repair.
Samsung cannot guarantee any loss of your data.
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✪ If these instructions do not solve your problem, contact your nearest Samsung authorized service center.
Symptoms and solutions
Power
Symptom
Explanation/Solution
The HD camcorder does not turn on.
• The battery pack may not be installed on your HD camcorder.
Insert a battery pack to the HD camcorder.
• The inserted battery pack may be discharged.
Charge the battery pack or replace it with a charged one.
• If you use the AC power adaptor, make sure it is properly connected to a wall
outlet.
The power turns off automatically.
• Is “Auto Power Off” set to “5 Min”? If no button is pressed for about 5 minutes,
the HD camcorder is automatically turned off (“Auto Power Off”). To disable this
option, change the setting of “Auto Power Off” to “Off.” page 87
• The battery pack is almost exhausted. Charge the battery pack or replace it with a
charged one.
Power cannot be turned off.
• Remove the battery pack or unplug AC power adaptor, and connect the power
supply to the camcorder again before turning it on.
The battery pack is quickly discharged.
• The temperature is too low.
• The battery pack is not fully charged. Charge the battery pack again.
• The battery pack reached its lifespan and cannot be recharged.
Use another battery pack.
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Displays
Symptom
Explanation/Solution
• It can occur when recording or viewing a 16:9-ratio image on a 4:3-ratio TV, or vice
The TV screen or LCD display has distorted
versa. For more details, see the display specification.
images.
page 51
Unknown image appears on the LCD
screen.
• The HD camcorder is in the demo mode. If you do not want to see the demo
image, change the setting “Demo” to “Off.” page 92
Unknown indicator appears on the screen.
• A warning indicator or message appears on the screen.
pages 119-122
The afterimage remains on the LCD
screen.
• This occurs if you disconnect the AC power adaptor or remove the battery pack
before turning the power off.
The image on the LCD screen looks dark.
• Ambient light too bright. Adjust the brightness and angle of LCD.
Recording
Symptom
Explanation/Solution
Pressing the Recording start/stop button
does not start recording.
• Press the MODE button to set Record mode. page 20
• There is not enough free space to record on the storage media.
• Check if memory card is not inserted or write-protect tab is set to lock.
The actual recording time is less than the
estimated recording time.
• The estimated recording time may vary depending on content 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.
The recording stops automatically.
• There is no more free space for recording on the storage media. Back up important
files on your PC and format the storage media or delete the unnecessary files.
• If you make recordings or delete files frequently, the performance of the storage
media will be deteriorated. In this case, format the storage media again.
• If you use the memory card with low writing speed, the HD camcorder
automatically stops recording the movie images and the corresponding message
appears on the LCD screen.
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Symptom
Explanation/Solution
When recording a subject illuminated by
bright light, a vertical line appears.
• This is not a malfunction.
When the screen is exposed to direct
sunlight during recording, the screen
becomes red or black for an instant.
• This is not a malfunction.
During recording, the date/time does not
display.
• “Date/Time Display” is set to “Off.” Set the “Date/Time Display” to On.
page 85
You cannot record a photo image.
• Set your HD camcorder to Record mode. page 20
• Release the lock on the write-protection tab of the memory card if any.
• The storage media is full. Use a new memory card or format the storage media.
page 82
Or remove unnecessary images. page 100
The shutter sound is not heard when you
record a photo image.
• Set “Shutter Sound” to “On.”
The beep sound is not heard.
• Set “Beep Sound” to “On.”
• Beep sound is temporally off while recording movies.
There is a time difference between
the point where you press Recording
start/stop button and the point where the
recorded movie starts/stops.
• 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 movie
starts/stops. This is not an error.
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Storage Media
Symptom
Explanation/Solution
Memory card functions are not operable.
• Insert a memory card into your camcorder properly. page 28
• If you use a memory card formatted on a computer, format it again directly on your
camcorder. page 82
Image cannot be deleted.
• Release the lock on the write-protect tab of the memory card, if any. page 30
• You cannot move or delete the protected images. Release the protection of the
image on the device. page 99
You cannot format the memory card.
• Release the lock on the write-protect tab of the memory card, if any. page 30
• The memory card is not supported on your camcorder or the card has some
problems.
The data file name is not indicated
correctly.
• The file may be corrupted.
• The file format is not supported by your HD camcorder.
• Only the file name is displayed if the directory structure complies with the
international standard.
Adjusting the image during recording
Symptom
Explanation/Solution
Focus does not adjust automatically.
• Set “Focus” to “Auto.” page 69
• The recording conditions are not suitable for auto focus.
Adjust the focus manually. page 69
• The lens is dusty on the surface. Clear the lens and check the focus.
• Recording is being made in a dark location.
Use a light to brighten the area.
The image appears too bright or flickering,
or changes in color.
• This may occur when you make a recording under a fluorescent sodium or mercury
lamp. Cancel “iSCENE” to avoid or minimize this phenomenon.
page 59
Image’s color balance is not natural.
• White balance adjustment is required. Adjust to the proper “White Balance.”
page 62
The subject may appear bent when
passing through the frame quickly.
• This is called the focal plane phenomenon. This is not a malfunction. Because
of the way the image device (CMOS sensor) reads out video signals, the subject
passing by the frame rapidly may appear to bend, depending on the recording
condition.
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Playback on your HD camcorder
Symptom
Explanation/Solution
Playback (Play/Pause) function does not
work.
• Image files recorded using another device may not be played on your HD
camcorder.
• Check out the memory card compatibility. page 30
Photo images stored on a storage media
are not displayed in the actual size.
• Photo images recorded on other device may not appear in the actual size.
This is not an error.
Playback is interrupted unexpectedly.
• Check if the AC power adaptor or battery back is properly connected and secure.
Playback on other devices (TV, etc)
Symptom
Explanation/Solution
You cannot view the image or hear the
sound from the connected device.
• Connect the audio of the Component/AV to your camcorder or connected device
(TV, HD recorder, etc). (Red color- right, White color- left)
• The connection cable (HDMI, Component/AV cable, etc) is not connected properly.
Make sure that the connection cable is connected to the proper jack.
pages 48-50
• This HD camcorder provides the two-in-one component/AV cable that fits
the purpose of the component and the AV cable. Therefore, when using the
component/AV cable, you must check the right method for the TV output by
setting the “Analog TV Out” menu.  page 89
The image appears distorted on a TV.
• This phenomenon is caused by connecting to the TV with 4:3 aspect ratio.
You cannot view the image or hear the
sound from a TV connected using the
HDMI cable.
• Images will not be output from the HDMI jack if the material is copyright protected.
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Connecting/Dubbing with other devices (Recorder, PC, Printer, etc)
Symptom
Explanation/Solution
You cannot dub correctly using the HDMI
cable.
• You cannot dub images using the HDMI cable.
You cannot dub correctly using the
Component/AV (Video, Audio L/R) cable.
• The Component/AV (Video, Audio L/R) cable is not connected properly.
Make sure that the Component/AV (Video, Audio L/R) cable is connected to the
proper jack, i.e. to the input jack of the device used for dubbing images from your
camcorder. page 52
• This HD camcorder provides the two-in-one component/AV cable that fits
the purpose of the component and the AV cable. Therefore, when using the
component/AV cable, you must check the right method for the TV output by
setting the “Analog TV Out” menu.  page 89
Printouts cannot be made using a
PictBridge printer.
• Your printer may not print images edited on a computer or recorded using other
device. This is not an error.
Connecting to a computer
Symptom
Explanation/Solution
The computer does not recognize your
HD camcorder.
• Disconnect the USB cable from the computer and camcorder, restart the computer,
then connect it again correctly.
Cannot play a movie file properly on a
Windows computer.
• A video codec is needed to play the file recorded on your HD camcorder.
Install or run the built-in edit software (Intelli-studio). pages 109-111
• Make sure you insert the connector in the correct direction, and connect the USB
cable to the USB jack on your camcorder firmly.
• Disconnect the cable from the computer and camcorder, restart the computer.
Connect it again properly.
• To play back an HD video file, a computer with better specification is required.
Check a computer with recommended specification. page 106
Intelli-studio does not function properly.
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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. page 88
According to your computer type, the Intelli-studio program may not automatically
run. In this case, open the desired CD-ROM drive that has the Intelli-studio program
in My Computer and run iStudio.exe.
troubleshooting
Symptom
Explanation/Solution
• Movie playback or sound may stop temporarily depending on your computer.
The movie or sound copied to your computer is not affected.
The image or sound on your camcorder
• If your camcorder is connected to a computer that does not support Hi-speed USB
is not played on your computer properly.
(USB2.0), the image or sound may not be played correctly. The image and sound
copied to your computer are not affected.
The playback screen is paused or
distorted.
• Check the system requirements to play a movie. page 106
• Exit other all applications running on the current computer.
• If a recorded movie 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.
Overall operations
Symptom
Explanation/Solution
The date and time are incorrect.
• Has the camcorder been left unused for a long period of time?
The backup built-in rechargeable battery may be discharged. page 26
The camcorder does not turn on, or does
not operate by pressing any button.
• Remove the battery pack or unplug AC power adaptor, and connect the power
supply to the camcorder again before turning it on.
Lens cover is not closed even when the
power is off.
• Lens cover is not closed if the power is not turned off by using the Power ( )
button. Turn the power off by using the Power ( ) button for about 1 second.
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Menu
Symptom
Explanation/Solution
Menu items are grayed out.
• You cannot select grayed items in the current recording/playback mode.
• Menu, quick menu, and Flash ( ) button cannot be used in EASY Q mode.
• The following functions cannot be used during video recording:
“Video Resolution,” “Video Quality,” “Photo Resolution,” “Photo Sharpness,”
“Fader,” “Cont. Shot,” “Digital Zoom,” “Self Timer,” “Time Lapse REC,”
“Storage Type (Q.MENU).”
• There are some functions you cannot activate simultaneously.
The following list shows examples of unworkable combinations of functions and
menu items.
Cannot use
Because of the following settings
“iSCENE”
Manual Aperture
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“Aperture : Manual,” “Shutter : Manual”
“Shutter : Manual,” “iSCENE”
Manual Shutter
“Aperture : Manual,” “iSCENE”
“Fader,” “Video Resolution,”
“Video Quality,”
“Time Lapse REC”
specifications
Model names: HMX-H100N/HMX-H104BN/HMX-H105BN/HMX-H106SN
System
Video signal
Picture compression format
Audio compression format
Image device
Lens
Focal length
Filter diameter
NTSC
H.264 (MPEG-4.AVC)
AAC (Advanced Audio Coding)
1/4.1” CMOS (Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor) (Max: 3.05M pixels / Effective: 2.89M pixels)
F1.8 10x (Optical), 10x (Digital) Electronic zoom lens
3.3~33mm
Ø37
LCD screen
Size/dot number
LCD screen method
2.7inch wide 230k
TFT LCD
Connectors
Composite output
Component output
HDMI output
Audio output
USB output
1Vp-p (75Ω terminated)
Y: 1Vp-p, 75Ω, PB/PR, Cb/Cr: 0.350Vp-p, 75Ω
C type connector
-7.5dBs (600Ω terminated)
Mini-B type connector
General
Power source
Power source type
Power consumption
(Recording)
Operating temperature
Storage temperature
External dimensions (WxHxD)
Weight
Internal MIC
Remote control
Storage media
DC 8.4V, Lithium Ion battery pack 7.4V
Lithium Ion battery pack, Power supply (100V~240V) 50/60Hz
3.5W (LCD on)
32˚F~104˚F (0˚~40˚C)
-4˚F ~ 140˚F (-20˚C ~ 60˚C)
2.32 inches (59 mm) x 2.40 inches (60.9mm) x 5.06 inches (128.6 mm)
0.78 lb (352g, 12.42 oz) (Except for Lithium Ion battery pack)
Omni-directional stereo microphone
Indoors: greater than 15 m (49 ft) (straight line), Outdoors: about 5 m (16.4 ft) (straight line)
SSD built-in memory, memory card (SD/SDHC)
- These technical specifications and design may be changed without notice.
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warranty
SAMSUNG
LIMITED WARRANTY
SAMSUNG Electronics America Inc. (SEA), warrants that this product is free from defective material and
workmanship.
SEA further warrants that if product fails to operate properly within the specified warranty period and the failure is due
to improper workmanship or defective material, SEA will repair or replace the product at it’s option.
All warranty repairs must be performed by a SEA authorized service center. The name and address of the location
nearest you can be obtained by calling toll free: 1-800-SAMSUNG (1-800-726-7864).
Labor
90 days carry-in
Parts
1 year
On carry-in models, transportation to and from the service center is the customer’s responsibility.
The original dated sales receipt must be retained by the customer and is the only acceptable proof of purchase.
It must be presented to the authorized service center.
EXCLUSIONS (WHAT IS NOT COVERED)
This warranty does not cover damage due to accident, fire, flood and/or other acts of God; misuse, incorrect line
voltage, improper installation, improper or unauthorized repairs, commercial use, or damage that occurs in shipping.
Exterior and interior finish, lamps, and glass are not covered under this warranty.
Customer adjustments which are explained in the instruction manual are not covered under the terms of this
warranty.
This warranty will automatically be voided for any unit found with a missing or altered serial number. This warranty is
valid only on products purchased in the United States and Puerto Rico.
Some States do not allow the exclusions or limitations of incidental or consequential damages, or allow limitations on
how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from State to State.
If you have any questions or comments relating to Samsung
products, please contact the SAMSUNG customer care
center Samsung Electronics America, inc.
1-800-SAMSUNG (726-7864)
www.samsung.com/us
RoHS compliant
Our product complies with “The Restriction Of the use of certain
Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment”, and
we do not use the 6 hazardous materials- Cadmium(Cd), Lead (Pb),
Mercury (Hg), Hexavalent Chromium (Cr +6), Poly Brominated Biphenyls
(PBBs), Poly Brominated Diphenyl Ethers(PBDEs)- in our products.
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