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USER
MANUAL
HMX-H400BN/HMX-H405BN/HMX-H430BN/HMX-H440BN
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For video recording, use a memory card that supports faster write speeds.
- Recommended Memory Card: 6MB/s (Class 6) or above.
Important safety instructions
CAUTION
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Do not use this apparatus near water.
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK.
DO NOT OPEN.
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Clean only with dry cloth.
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Do not block any ventilation openings. Operate in accordance
with the manufacturer’s instructions.
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Do not place near any heat sources such as radiators, heat
registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that
produce heat.
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Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or groundingtype 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 is provided
for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your outlet,
consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
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 constituting 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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Read these instructions.
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Keep these instructions.
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Heed all warnings.
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Follow all instructions.
10 Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched
particularly at the plug, at wall outlets, and at the point where
the cord exits 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
tipover.
13 Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or
when you leave it unused for long periods of time.
Important safety instructions
14 Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is
required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way,
such as when the 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 Do not expose this apparatus to dripping or splashing. Do not
put objects filled with liquid, such as a vase, on this 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 or 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.
17 POWER SOURCES:
Operate the CAMCORDER using only the types and sources
of power indicated on the label. If you are not sure of the type
of power supplied to your home, consult your local power
company. This CAMCORDER is intended to be powered by
a rechargeable battery or by its power supply. 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 pin
for grounding). 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:
Route power supply cords so that they are not likely to be
walked on or pinched by items placed on or against them. Pay
particular attention to the plug, areas around wall outlets, and
the point where the cord exits from the unit.
20 LIGHTNING:
To protect the CAMCORDER during a lightning storm or when
you leave it unattended and unused for long periods of time,
unplug it from the wall outlet. This will prevent damage to the
CAMCORDER due to lightning and powerline surges.
21 OVERLOADING:
Do not overload wall outlets and extension cords as this can
result in a risk of fire or electric shock.
22 OBJECTS AND LIQUIDS:
Never push objects of any kind into the CAMCORDER through
the openings in its case. The objects 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 the unit and have
it checked by a technician before use.
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Important safety instructions
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.
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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.
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.
Important safety instructions
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.”
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.
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Before reading this user manual
SAFETY WARNINGS
What the icons and signs in this user manual mean;
WARNING
CAUTION
There is a potential risk of death or serious injury.
There is a potential risk of personal injury or damage
to the product.
To reduce the risk of fire, explosion, electric shock,
or personal injury when using your camcorder, follow
these basic safety precautions.
Here are hints or page number references you will
find helpful when you operate the camcorder.
Settings required before using a function.
These warning signs are here to prevent injury to you and others.
Please follow them explicitly. After reading this section, keep it in a safe place
for future reference.
PRECAUTIONS
Warning!
• When using the AC power adaptor with your camcorder, connect the
adaptor to an outlet with protective grounding.
• Do not expose the camcorder battery to direct sunlight, heaters, radiators,
fire, or any other source of excessive heat.
Caution
If you replace the battery with the wrong battery, you can cause an explosion.
Replace only with the same battery or an equivalent type.
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If you plug the AC adaptor into a 240V AC outlet, be sure to use a suitable
plug adaptor.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON USE
About this user manual
Thank you for purchasing this Samsung Camcorder. Please read
this user manual carefully before you use the camcorder and keep
it handy for future reference. Should your camcorder fail to operate
correctly, refer to Troubleshooting.
This User Manual covers HMX-H400, HMX-H405, HMX-H430,
HMX-H440 models.
• Illustrations of model HMX-H400 are used in this user manual.
• The displays in this user manual may not be exactly the same as
those you see on the LCD screen.
• Designs and specifications of the camcorder and other
accessories are subject to change without any notice.
• In this user manual, the icon or symbol in the parenthesis
appearing in a description of a submenu item indicates it will
appear on the screen when setting the corresponding item.
Ex) Submenu item of “Video Quality” page 54
- “Super Fine” ( ): Records in the Super Fine quality.
(If set, the corresponding icon ( ) will appear on the
screen.)
The following terms are used in this manual:
• ‘Scene’ refers to the point where 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 and
have the same meaning.
Before reading this user manual
Before using this camcorder
• This camcorder records video in H.264 (MPEG4 part10/AVC)
format and in High Definition Video (HD-VIDEO) or Standard
Definition Video (SD-VIDEO).
• You can play back and edit the video recorded by the
camcorder on a personal computer using the internal
software of this camcorder.
• Please note that this camcorder is not compatible with other
digital video formats.
• Before recording important video, make a trial recording.
Play back your trial recording to make sure the video and audio
have been recorded properly.
• Recorded contents may be lost due to a mistake when handling
this camcorder or memory card, etc. Samsung will not provide
compensation for damages due to the loss of recorded contents.
• Make a backup of important recorded data.
Protect your important recorded data by copying the files to
a PC. We also recommend you copy it from your PC to other
recording media for storage. Refer to the software installation and
USB connection guide.
• Copyrights: Please note that this camcorder is intended for
individual use only.
Data recorded on the storage media in this camcorder using
other digital/analog media or devices is protected by the
Copyright Act and cannot be used without permission of the
owner of the copyright, except for personal enjoyment. Even if
you record an event such as a show, performance, or exhibition
for personal enjoyment, we strongly recommend that you obtain
permission beforehand.
• For Open Source licences information, refer to the
“Opensource-H400.pdf” in the provided CD-ROM.
Notes regarding trademarks
• All the trade names and registered trademarks mentioned in this
manual or other documentation provided with your Samsung
product are trademarks or registered trademarks of their
respective holders. Furthermore, “™” and “®” are not mentioned
in each case in this manual.
• The SD, SDHC logos are trademarks.
• Microsoft®, Windows®, Windows Vista®, Windows® 7, and
DirectX® are either registered trademarks or trademarks of the
Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
• Intel®, Core™, Core 2 Duo®, and Pentium® are the registered
trademarks or trademarks of the Intel Corporation in the United
States and other countries.
• AMD and Athlon™ are either registered trademarks or trademarks
of AMD in the United States and other countries.
• Macintosh, Mac OS are either registered trademarks or
trademarks of Apple Inc. in the United States and/or other
countries.
• YouTube is a trademark of Google Inc.
• Flickr is a trademark of Yahoo.
• twitter is a trademark of Twitter.
• Picasa is a trademark of Google Inc.
• Facebook is a trademark of Facebook Inc.
• Adobe, the Adobe logo, and Adobe Acrobat are either registered
trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the
United States and/or other countries.
• HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface
are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
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Safety information
The safety precautions illustrated below are to prevent personal injury or material damages. Heed all instructions carefully.
WARNING
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There is a potential risk of death or serious injury.
Do not overload outlets or extension
cords as this may result in abnormal
heat or fire.
Using the camcorder at temperatures
over 60˚C (140˚F) may result in
fire. Keeping the battery at a high
temperature may cause an explosion.
Do not allow water, metal or
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 can damage both units and
cause them to malfunction.
No oil! Oil entering the camcorder or
AC power adaptor can damage both
units, cause them to malfunction, and
poses a risk of electric shock.
Do not aim the camcorder directly into
the sun. Doing so could cause eye
injuries and cause internal parts of the
product to malfunction.
Do not bend the power cord or
damage the AC power adaptor by
pressing on it with a heavy object. A
damaged power cord or power supply
can cause a fire and poses a risk of
electric shock.
Do not disconnect the AC adaptor by
pulling on its power-cord. This can
damage the power-cord.
Do not use the AC adaptor if it has
damaged, split ,or broken cords
or wires. A damaged power cord
can cause a fire and poses a risk of
electric shock.
Safety information
WARNING
There is a potential risk of death or serious injury.
Do not plug in the AC adaptor unless
the plug can be fully inserted into the
wall outlet with no part of the blades
exposed.
Do not dispose of the battery in a fire.
The heat from the fire could cause the
battery to explode.
Never use cleaning fluid or similar
chemicals to clean the camcorder.
Do not spray cleaners directly on the
camcorder. Doing so may pose a fire
hazard.
Keep the camcorder away from water
when using it near the beach or pool or
when it rains. Getting water inside the
camcorder can cause it to malfunction
and poses a risk of electric shock.
Do not plug in or unplug the power
cord with wet hands. You could
receive an electric shock.
Keep the used lithium battery or
memory card out of the reach of
children. If the lithium battery or
memory card is swallowed by a child,
consult a physician immediately.
Keep the power supply’s power-cord
unplugged when not using the power
supply or during lightning storms.
There is a risk of fire.
When cleaning the AC adaptor, unplug
the power-cord. Leaving the adaptor
plugged in can cause it to malfunction
and poses a risk electric shock.
If the camcorder emits 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.
If the camcorder malfunctions,
immediately detach the AC adaptor or
battery from the camcorder. There is a
risk of fire or injury.
To avoid a risk of fire or electric shock,
do not attempt to disassemble, repair,
or modify the camcorder or the AC
adaptor.
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Safety information
CAUTION
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There is a potential risk of personal injury or damage to the product.
Do not press the surface of the LCD
with force, or hit it with a sharp object.
If you press or strike the LCD surface,
you can cause display unevenness or
damage the display.
Do not drop or expose the camcorder,
battery, AC adaptor, or other
accessories to severe vibrations or
impact. Severe vibration or impact can
cause these items to malfunction and
lead to personal 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 in direct
sunlight or near heating equipment.
Excess heat can cause the camcorder
to malfunction and lead to personal
injury.
Do not leave the camcorder in a closed
vehicle for a long time where the
temperature is very high.
Do not expose the camcorder to soot
or steam. Thick soot or steam could
damage the camcorder case or cause
a malfunction.
Do not use the camcorder near dense
exhaust gas generated by gasoline
or diesel engines, or near a corrosive
gas such as hydrogen sulfide. Doing
so may corrode the external or internal
terminals, disabling normal operation.
Do not expose the camcorder to
insecticide. Insecticide entering the
camcorder could cause the product to
operate abnormally. Turn the
camcorder off and cover it with vinyl
sheet, etc. before using insecticide.
Do not expose the camcorder to
sudden changes in temperature or high
humidity. Use care when operating the
camcorder outdoors during a lightning
storm. Rapid temperature changes
and high humidity can damage the
camcorder and lightning storms pose
the threat of electric shock .
Do not put the camcorder down with
the LCD screen open.
Do not wipe the camcorder body with
benzene or thinner. The exterior
coating could peel off or the surface
could deteriorate.
Do not leave the LCD screen open
when not using the camcorder.
Safety information
CAUTION
There is a potential risk of personal injury or damage to the product.
Do not hold the camcorder by the LCD
monitor when lifting it. The LCD screen
could detach and the camcorder may
fall.
Do not use the camcorder near a TV
or radio: This could cause distortion
on the TV screen or interference in the
radio broadcasts.
Do not use the camcorder near
sources of strong radio waves or
magnetism such as speakers or large
motors. Noise from these sources
could distort the video or audio you are
recording.
Use Samsung-approved accessories
only. Using products from other
manufacturers may lead to
overheating, fire, explosion, electric
shock or personal injuries caused by
abnormal operation.
Place the camcorder on a stable
surface that is well ventilated.
Store important data separately from
the camcorder on a PC, DVD disc, CD
disc, etc. Samsung is not responsible
for data loss.
Only plug the adaptor plug into a
socket that is easily accessible. If any
problem occurs with the product, you
must pull the plug out of the socket
to disconnect the power completely.
Turning off the power button on
the product does not completely
disconnect the power.
Manufacturers of unauthorized
accessories compatible with this
camcorder are responsible for their
own products. Use the optional
accessories according to their
safety instructions. Samsung is not
responsible for any malfunctions, for
fires or electric shocks, or for damage
caused by unauthorized accessories.
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Contents
Before reading this user manual ....................... 2
Basic operation of the camcorder ................... 27
Safety warnings ............................................................................. 2
Precautions ................................................................................... 2
Important information on use ......................................................... 2
Safety information ............................................ 4
Turning your camcorder on/off .................................................... 27
Adjusting the LCD screen ............................................................ 28
Setting the operation modes........................................................ 29
Using the display( ) button ....................................................... 29
Using the touch panel .................................................................. 30
Warning ......................................................................................... 4
Caution.......................................................................................... 6
First time settings........................................... 31
Contents ......................................................... 8
Setting the time zone and date/time for the first time ................... 31
Selecting the languages............................................................... 32
Quick start guide ........................................... 11
About the storage media ................................ 33
You can record videos in H.264 format! ....................................... 11
Selecting the storage media (HMX-H405 only) .............................. 33
Inserting / ejecting a memory card (not supplied) ......................... 34
Selecting a suitable memory card (not supplied) .......................... 35
Recordable time and capacity ..................................................... 37
Getting to know the camcorder ...................... 15
What’s included with your camcorder .......................................... 15
Location of controls ..................................................................... 16
Identifying the screen displays ..................................................... 18
Getting started .............................................. 21
Attaching the grip belt.................................................................. 21
Attaching the ferrite core.............................................................. 21
Using the battery ......................................................................... 22
Charging the battery .................................................................... 23
Checking the battery state ........................................................... 24
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Basic recording ............................................. 38
Recording videos......................................................................... 38
Tagging great moments while recording (My Clip function) .......... 40
Recording photos ........................................................................ 41
Recording with ease for beginners (SMART AUTO)...................... 42
Zooming ...................................................................................... 43
Anti-Shake (OIS: Optical Image Stabilizer) .................................... 44
Contents
Changing the playback mode ...................................................... 45
Playing videos ............................................................................. 46
Viewing photos ............................................................................ 48
Self Timer .................................................................................... 64
Art Time Lapse REC .................................................................... 64
Quick View .................................................................................. 67
Guideline ..................................................................................... 68
Using the menu items .................................... 50
Advanced playback ....................................... 68
Handling menus .......................................................................... 50
Menu items.................................................................................. 51
Play Option .................................................................................. 68
Highlight ...................................................................................... 69
Slide Show Option ....................................................................... 70
File Info ........................................................................................ 70
Basic playback .............................................. 45
Advanced recording ...................................... 53
SCENE ...................................................................................... 53
Video Resolution.......................................................................... 53
Video Quality ............................................................................... 54
Photo Resolution ......................................................................... 54
Photo Sharpness ......................................................................... 55
White Balance ............................................................................. 55
Aperture ...................................................................................... 56
Shutter ........................................................................................ 57
EV ............................................................................................... 58
Super C.Nite................................................................................ 58
Focus .......................................................................................... 59
Digital Effect ................................................................................ 60
Fader ........................................................................................... 61
Tele Macro .................................................................................. 62
Cont. Shot ................................................................................... 62
Wind Cut ..................................................................................... 63
Digital Zoom ................................................................................ 63
Editing files .................................................... 71
Delete .......................................................................................... 71
Delete My Clip ............................................................................. 72
My Clip Creation .......................................................................... 72
Protect ........................................................................................ 73
Copy (HMX-H405 only) ................................................................ 74
Divide .......................................................................................... 75
Combine ..................................................................................... 76
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Contents
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System setting .............................................. 77
Connecting to a TV ........................................ 90
Setting Menu Items...................................................................... 77
Storage Type (HMX-H405 only) ................................................... 78
Storage Info (HMX-H405 only) ..................................................... 78
Card Info (HMX-H400, HMX-H430, HMX-H440 only) ................... 78
File No. ........................................................................................ 79
Time Zone ................................................................................... 79
Date/time Set .............................................................................. 80
Date Type .................................................................................... 80
Time Type ................................................................................... 80
Date/Time Display ....................................................................... 81
Auto LCD Off ............................................................................... 82
Beep Sound ................................................................................ 83
Shutter Sound ............................................................................. 83
Auto Power Off ............................................................................ 84
Quick On STBY ........................................................................... 84
PC Software ................................................................................ 85
USB Connect .............................................................................. 86
HDMI TV Out ............................................................................... 86
TV Connect Guide ....................................................................... 87
TV Display ................................................................................... 87
Format......................................................................................... 88
Default Set................................................................................... 88
Language .................................................................................... 88
Demo .......................................................................................... 89
Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)................................................................... 89
Connecting to a high definition TV with HDMI .............................. 90
Connecting to a regular TV .......................................................... 91
Viewing on a TV screen ............................................................... 92
Dubbing videos ............................................. 93
Dubbing to a VCR or DVD/HDD recorder..................................... 93
Printing photos .............................................. 94
Direct printing with a pictbridge printer......................................... 94
Using with a Windows computer .................... 96
What you can do with a windows computer ................................ 96
Using the intelli-studio program ................................................... 97
Using as a removable storage device......................................... 101
Troubleshooting........................................... 103
Warning indicators and messages ............................................. 103
Symptoms and solutions ........................................................... 108
Maintenance & additional information ............ 114
Maintenance .............................................................................. 114
Using your camcorder abroad ................................................... 115
Glossary .................................................................................... 116
Specifications .............................................. 117
Quick start guide
This quick start guide introduces the basic operation and features of your camcorder. See the reference pages for more information.
You can record videos in H.264 format!
You can record videos in H.264 format that is convenient to email and share with your friends and family.
You can also take photos with your camcorder.
STEP 1: Get ready
1. Attach the battery to the
camcorder. page 22
• Align the battery with the
indicator () on the battery
compartment, and then push
the battery in the direction of
the arrow.
2.
Charge the battery fully.
page 23
• The battery is fully charged
when the CHG (charging)
indicator light turns green.
3.
Insert a memory card.
page 34
• You can use commercially
available SDHC (SD High
Capacity) or SD memory
cards with this camcorder.
• Set the appropriate
storage media.
(HMX-H405 only)
page 33
STEP2: Record with your camcorder
Recording start/stop button
Mode indicator
PHOTO /
(My Clip) button
Zoom lever
MODE button
LCD screen
Your camcorder turns on when you open the LCD screen.
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Quick start guide
Recording videos
Recording photos
Your camcorder uses advanced H.264 compression
technology to give you the clearest video quality.
Your camcorder can record high quality photos with a 16:9
aspect ratio.
1.
Open the LCD screen.
1.
Open the LCD screen.
2.
Press the Recording start/stop button.
2.
3.
Press the PHOTO /
focus.
To stop recording, press the Recording start/stop button.
3.
Fully press the PHOTO /
subject is in focus.
00:00:20
(My Clip) button lightly to adjust the
(My Clip) button when the
[307Min]
9999
Using ‘Quick On STBY’ by opening/closing the LCD screen.
When you close the LCD screen during standby, your camcorder goes to Quick On STBY mode (power saving mode). You can start
recording quickly when you open the LCD screen. page 84
The default video resolution setting is “1080/60i”. You can also record videos in SD (standard definition) video quality.
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Quick start guide
STEP3: Play back videos or photos
STBY
00:00:00
[307Min]
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Viewing videos or photos on the LCD screen
You can find recordings quickly by using the thumbnail index view.
1.
Touch the Play (
) tab on the screen in STBY mode.
• The thumbnail index view appears. The thumbnail of the latest created or played file is
highlighted.
2.
Touch the thumbnail (
HD
/
SD
/
) tab, then touch the desired image.
HD
SD
3/3
Viewing on a high definition TV
You can enjoy HD (high definition) videos on an HDTV. page 90
You can also play back videos on an SD (standard definition) image quality TV. page 91
STEP4: Save recorded videos or photos
Simple and fun! Enjoy the various features of the internal Intelli-studio
program on your Windows computer.
Using the Intelli-studio program built in your camcorder, you can import video/
photos into your computer, edit or share the videos/photos with your friends and family.
For details, see pages 97~100.
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Quick start guide
Importing and viewing videos/photos from the camcorder to your PC
1.
Launch the Intelli-studio program by connecting the camcorder to your PC with a USB
cable.
• A new file saving screen appears with the Intelli-studio main window. Click “Yes”, and
the uploading procedure starts.
2.
The new files are saved to your PC and registered to “Contents Manager” on the Intellistudio program.
• You can arrange the files by different criteria such as Face, Date, etc.
3.
Double-click on the file you would like to playback.
Sharing videos/photos on YouTube/Flickr/FaceBook
Contents Manager
Saved files into your PC
Folders directory on your PC
Share your contents with the world by uploading videos and photos directly to a web site with
one click.
Click “Share” “Upload” tab on the browser. page 100
The Intelli-studio runs automatically once the camcorder is connected to a Windows computer
(when you specify “PC Software:On”) page 85
STEP5: Delete videos or photos
If the camcorder’s storage media is full, you cannot record new videos or photos. Delete videos or photos that you have saved to a
computer from the camcorder’s storage media. Then you can record new videos or photos on newly freed up space.
Touch the Play (
14
) tab Menu (
) tab “Delete” on the LCD screen. page 71
Getting to know the camcorder
Checking your accessories
WHAT'S INCLUDED WITH YOUR
CAMCORDER
Your new camcorder comes with the following accessories. If any
of these items is missing from your box, call Samsung’s Customer
Care center.
Battery
(IA-BP210R)
(AD4300200A)
AC power
adaptor
(AA-MA9 type)
(AD4400151A)
USB cable
(AD3900169A)
User
manual CD
(AD4600436A)
Quick start
guide
(AD6807230A)
Optional accessories
Model name
Internal
Memory
HMX-H400BN/HMX-H430BN/
HMX-H440BN
-
HMX-H405BN
Color
Lens
Black
30x (Optical)
45x (Digital)
Mini HDMI cable
(AD39-00160A)
Audio/Video cable
(AD39-00184A)
Memory card
Memory card/
Memory card adaptor
Carrying case
(IA-CC1U27B)
Ferrite Core
(3301-001502)
32GB
• Although some features of the models are different, they operate in the same
way.
• The exact appearance of each item may vary by model.
• The contents may vary depending on the sales region.
• Parts and accessories can be purchased after consulting with your
local Samsung dealer. SAMSUNG is not responsible for reduced
battery life time or malfunctions caused by any unauthori¡ed use of
accessories such as the AC power adaptor or the batteries.
• You can purchase additional batteries (IA-BP210E/IA-BP420E) from
Samsung authorized service center.
• A memory card is not included. See page 35 for memory cards
compatible with your camcorder.
• Your camcorder includes the user manual CD and the printed quick
start guide.
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Getting to know the camcorder
LOCATION OF CONTROLS
Front & Left
1
Internal microphone
2
2
Lens
3
3
Lens open/close switch
4
TFT LCD screen (Touch screen)
5
Power button
6
Display button
7
MODE button
8
Anti-shake (OIS) button
9
SMART AUTO button
10
AV(Audio/Video) jack
11
USB jack
12
HDMI jack
13
Jack cover (HDMI,USB,AV)
1
5
6
4
13
12 11
7
8
9
10
During a recording, be careful not to block the internal
microphone and lens.
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Getting to know the camcorder
Right Top & Bottom
1
2
3
4
3
1
2
5
6
9
7
8
5
1
Mode indicator
•
: Record mode (Video/Photo)
•
: Play mode
2
PHOTO /
3
Zoom (W/T) lever
4
Internal speaker
5
Charging (CHG) indicator
6
Jack cover (DC IN)
7
DC IN jack
8
Recording start/stop button
9
Grip belt
(My Clip) button
1
Memory card slot
2
Memory card cover
3
Grip belt hook
4
Tripod receptacle
5
Battery release switch
4
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Getting to know the camcorder
IDENTIFYING THE SCREEN DISPLAYS
The available functions vary depending on the operation mode you’ve selected. Different indicators appear depending on the setting values.
• This On Screen Display (OSD) is shown in the record (
) mode only.
• Select the record mode by pressing the MODE button. page 29
Record mode
Left of the LCD screen
STBY
00:00:00
Indicator
[307Min]
9999
1Sec/72Hr
Indicator
/
//
/ Operating status (standby/
recording/Pause) / Self Timer*
m
F2
- 0.3
Card Full
12:00 AM
JAN/01/2012
,
SCENE, Digital Effect
,
White Balance, Fader*
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
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Settings of functions marked with * are not
retained when the camcorder is turned off.
(Settings of Aperture, Shutter, Focus are not
retained when the operating mode is switched.)
The on-screen indicators are based on an 32GB
SDHC memory card capacity.
For warning indicators and messages, see
pages 103~107.
The illustrated items above and their positions
can be changed without notice to improve
performance.
The total number of recordable photos is based
on available space on the storage media.
The largest number the OSD Image Counter can
display is “9,999”.
This camcorder provides one record mode
which combines the video and photo record
modes. You can easily record videos or photos
in the same mode without having to change it.
Manual focus* / Touch Point*
/
m F2
m
/
Manual aperture* / Manual shutter*
S.1/60
/
,
Time Zone (visit)
12:00 AM
JAN/01/2012
1Sec/72Hr
/
Indicator
Play tab / Pause tab /
Stop tab, Rec tab
Meaning
Meaning
Storage media (Memory card or
internal memory) (HMX-H405 only)
/
Battery info. (remaining charge level)
Center of the LCD screen
00:00:00
Art Time Lapse REC*
Right of the LCD screen
,
9999,
Indicator
Date/Time
My Clip
EV (Exposure Value)*
- 0.3
Meaning
Optical zoom / Digital zoom bar
Record mode (Video/Photo) / Smart Auto
/
STBY
Meaning
,
/
/
Image counter (total number of
recordable photo images), Photo
Resolution, Video Quality, Video
Resolution
Anti-shake(OIS)/Anti-shake(OIS DUO)/
Anti-shake(OIS DUO+)
Time counter (video recording time)
,
Tele Macro*, Super C.Nite*
Warning indicators and messages
,
Cont. Shot, Wind Cut*
Card Full
Photo Sharpness
[307Min]
Remaining recordable time
Menu tab
Getting to know the camcorder
• This On Screen Display (OSD) is shown in video play ( HD / SD ) mode only.
• Select the Play (
) tab on the LCD screen to select the video play ( HD / SD ) mode. page 45
Video play mode
00:00:05/00:00:50
100_0001
Top of the LCD screen
Indicator
Meaning
Bottom of the LCD screen
Indicator
Meaning
JAN/01/2012 12:00 AM
Video play mode
/
00:00:05/00:00:50
• The play related tab, the volume control,
and the return tab appear briefly on the
screen.
They reappear when you touch the
screen anywhere.
• For warning indicators and messages,
see pages 103~107.
/
10
Operating status
(play/pause)
Playback time/
recorded time
Storage media
(Memory card or internal
memory) (HMX-H405
only)
Battery info. (remaining
charge level)
/
Volume control
Volume tab /
Play related function tab
(frame advance)
Return tab
Play related function tab
(skip/ search/pause/
playback/slow playback)
Play Option
Menu tab
100_0001
,
File name (file number)
Video Quality,
Video Resolution
Protect
JAN/01/2012 12:00 AM
Date/Time
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Getting to know the camcorder
• This On Screen Display (OSD) is shown in photo play ( ) mode only.
• Select the Play (
) tab on the LCD screen to select the photo play (
) mode. page 45
Photo play mode
1/10
Top of the LCD screen
Bottom of the LCD screen
100_0001
Indicator
Meaning
Indicator
Meaning
JAN/01/2012 12:00 AM
Photo play mode
X1.1
/
100_0001
1/10
/
File name (file number)
Photo image counter
(current image / total
number of recorded
images)
Storage media
(Memory card or internal
memory) (HMX-H405
only)
Battery info.
Erase protection
Photo resolution
JAN/01/2012 12:00 AM
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Volume tab (when
activating slide show)
Slide show / Playback
zoom (X1.1~X8.0)
Date/Time
Return tab
Previous image/Next
image tab
Slide show start tab
Menu tab
Getting started
ATTACHING THE GRIP BELT
Adjust the length of grip belt so that the camcorder is stable when you press the Recording start/stop button with your thumb.
If you make the grip belt too tight and use excessive force to insert your hand, the grip belt hook of the camcorder may be damaged.
ATTACHING THE FERRITE CORE
To reduce electrical interference, attach the core filter to the
AC power adaptor.
Ferrite Core
• To attach the core filter to power adaptor, roll the cable
over core filter once.
• Be careful not to damage the cable when attaching the
core filter.
Stopper
Wind the cable so
that it is not slack.
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Getting started
USING THE BATTERY
Purchase extra batteries to allow continuous use of your camcorder.
Attaching the battery
Align the battery with the indicator () on the battery compartment,
and then push the battery in the direction of the arrow.
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Detaching the battery
Slide the Battery release switch and pull out the battery.
Gently slide Battery release switch in the direction as shown in the
figure.
• Samsung is not responsible for problems that are caused by using unapproved batteries. If you use batteries from other manufacturers, there is a danger
of overheating, fire, or explosion.
• Detach the battery from the camcorder with care to prevent it from falling.
Getting started
CHARGING THE BATTERY
You can charge the battery using the AC power adaptor or the USB
cable.
Using the USB cable
Connect the USB cable to the camcorder properly, and then
connect the other end to a USB port of a PC.
• Insert the battery into the camcorder. page 22
• To charge, use the supplied AC power adaptor or the USB cable.
To charge the battery
Charge the battery using the AC power adaptor or the USB cable.
• The charging (CHG) indicator lights up and charging starts. After
the battery is fully charged, the charging (CHG) indicator turns
green.
Using the AC power adaptor
Connect the AC power adaptor to the camcorder properly, and then
plug the AC Power adaptor in the wall outlet.
Please make sure that there are no foreign substances in the plug and
socket when you connect the AC power supply to the camcorder.
• When charging, if both the USB cable and AC power adaptor are
connected, the AC power adaptor will override the USB.
• You cannot operate the camcorder using USB power only. Use the
power adaptor or battery to power the camcorder.
• USB charging time may depend on the type of USB host on your
PC.
• If you use the camcorder while you are charging the battery, charging
may take longer.
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Getting started
CHECKING THE BATTERY STATE
You can check the charging state and remaining battery capacity.
Battery level display
The battery level display shows the amount of battery power
remaining in the battery.
To check the charging state
STBY
00:00:00
[307Min]
9999
Battery Level
Indicator
The color of the LED indicates the power or charging state.
(Orange)
Charging
Fully charged
(Green)
Error
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(Off)
-
State
Message
Fully charged
-
25~50% used
-
50~75% used
-
75~95% used
-
95~98% used
-
Exhausted (flickers): The device will soon turn off.
Change the battery as soon as possible.
-
The device will be forced to turn off after 3 seconds.
"Low
battery"
• The figures above are based on a fully charged battery at a normal
temperature. Low ambient temperature may affect the use time.
• Battery capacity decreases over time and through repeated use.
Keep the camcorder turned off while not operating it.
• Store the battery separately when finished charging or when not
using it for a long time. This will help extend the life of the battery.
Getting started
Continuous Recording (without zoom)
Available running time for the battery
Battery type
IA-BP210R
Charging time
Using the AC power adaptor : approx. 160 min.
Using the USB cable : approx. 330 min.
Video resolution
HD
SD
Continuous recording
time
Approx. 180 min.
Approx. 200 min.
Playback time
Approx. 200 min.
Approx. 260 min.
• Charging time: Approximate time in minutes required to fully
charge a completely exhausted battery.
• Recording/Playback time: Approximate time available when you
have fully charged the battery.
‘HD’ stands for high definition image quality and ‘SD’ stands for
standard image quality.
• Recording/Playback time may differ, depending on your usage
and conditions. For example, if you use Zoom or Recording
start/stop button repeatedly, the batteries may discharge faster.
• The recording and playback times will be shorter when you use
your camcorder in low temperatures.
• We recommend using AC power adaptor when you use Art Time
Lapse REC.
The continuous recording time above shows the available recording
time when you record without using any other function after
recording starts.
The battery may discharge 2-3 times faster than this reference if you
use the record start/stop, the zoom, and the play functions. Prepare
additional batteries with the expectation that the actual recording
time is about 1/3 to 1/2 of the times listed above.
Using an AC power source
We recommend that you use the AC power adaptor to power the
camcorder from a household AC outlet when recording and playing
the camcorder indoors. The connection is the same as that for
battery charging. page 23
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Getting started
About the battery
• Battery Properties
A lithium-ion battery is small-sized and has a high capacity. Low
ambient temperature (below 10ºC (50ºF)) may shorten its usage
time and affect its function. Before recording in low temperatures,
put the battery into your pocket to warm it, then install it in the
camcorder.
• Make sure to store the battery separately after use.
- A small amount of battery power is consumed when the
battery is stored in the camcorder even if the camcorder
power is off.
- The battery may be completely discharged, if it has been
installed and left in the camcorder for a long period of time.
If this occurs, the battery may not fully operate even if you
charge it.
- If the battery is not used for a long time, fully charge the battery
and then, using your camcorder, drain the charge completely
once every 1 months to keep the battery functioning properly.
• Charge an extra battery before using the camcorder
outdoors in cold temperatures.
- The cold temperature may shorten the length of time you can
use the battery before needing to recharge it.
- Carry the supplied AC power adaptor to charge the battery
while travelling.
• Check whether the battery terminal is damaged if the battery
falls or is dropped.
- If you install a battery with the damaged terminal into the
camcorder, you can damage the camcorder.
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• Remove the battery and the memory card from the
camcorder and disconnect the AC power adaptor after use.
- Store the battery in a stable, cool and dry place.
(Recommended temperature : 15ºC~ 25ºC (59ºF ~ 77ºF),
recommended humidity: 40%~ 60%)
- Temperatures that are too high or too low shorten the battery
lifetime.
- The battery terminals can become rusty or malfunction if the
battery is stored in a smoky or dusty location.
• Recycle or dispose of your dead batteries properly.
• The battery lifetime is limited.
- Battery capacity decreases over time and through repeated
use. If decreased usage time between charges becomes
significant, it is probably time to replace the battery with a new
one.
- Each battery’s life is affected by storage, operating, and
environmental conditions.
• Make sure to turn off the camcorder before disconnecting the AC
power adaptor. Otherwise, you can damage the storage media or
data.
• Use a nearby wall outlet when using the AC power adaptor.
Disconnect the AC power adaptor from the wall outlet immediately if
any malfunction occurs while using your camcorder.
• Do not place the AC Adaptor in a confined space when you use it,
such as between a wall and a piece of furniture.
• Be sure to use the included AC power adaptor to power the
camcorder. Using other AC power adaptors could cause electric
shock or result in fire.
• You can use the AC power adaptor around the world. An AC plug
adaptor is required in some foreign countries. If you need one,
purchase it from your distributor.
• The charging time will vary depending on the charge remaining in the
battery.
• The battery is charged over 95% after about 2 hours, and the
indicator color changes to green. It takes about 2 hours and 40
minutes for the battery to charge 100%.
Basic operation of the camcorder
TURNING YOUR CAMCORDER ON/OFF
LCD screen
• The camcorder operates the self-diagnosis function when powered
on. If a warning message appears, refer to ‘warning indicators and
messages’ (pages 103~107) and take corrective actions.
• If you close the LCD screen when the power is on, the power saving
mode activates. page 28
• The camcorder turns on automatically if connecting the AC power
adaptor or inserting the battery to the camcorder with the LCD
screen open.
When using this camcorder for the first time
When you use your camcorder for the first time or reset it, the time
zone screen appears at start-up. Select your geographical location,
and then set the date and time. page 31
If you do not set the date and time, the time zone screen appears
every time you turn on the camcorder.
Power(
) button
1.
Open the LCD screen to turn on the camcorder.
• Your camcorder turns on automatically when you open the
LCD screen.
2.
To turn off the camcorder, press the Power (
about one second.
) button for
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Basic operation of the camcorder
ADJUSTING THE LCD SCREEN
The wide LCD screen on your camcorder offers high quality image viewing.
1.
2.
Open the LCD screen with your finger.
• The screen opens up to 90°.
With the LCD screen open 90°, rotate it forwards (towards the lens) or backwards.
• You can rotate it up to 180° towards the lens and up to 90° backward. To view recordings more conveniently, rotate the screen by
180° towards the lens, and then fold it back to the body.
Excessive rotation may damage the connective hinge between the screen and the camcorder.
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Clean fingerprints or dust on the screen with a soft cloth.
Basic operation of the camcorder
SETTING THE OPERATION MODES
You can switch the operating mode in the following order each time
you press the MODE button. Record mode (
) ↕ Play mode ( ).
• Each time the operation mode changes, the respective mode
indicator lights turn on.
) tab in the record mode switches the
• Touching the Play (
operation mode to the play mode.
USING THE DISPLAY(
) BUTTON
Switching the information display mode
Press the Display(
) button.
The full and minimum display modes alternate.
]
in
M
07
[3
0
0:0
99
99
:0
00
BY
ST
Play tab
MODE button / Mode indicators
•
(Record mode):
To record videos or photos.
•
(Play mode):
To play videos or photos, or edit them.
This camcorder provides one record mode which combines the video
and photo record modes.
You can easily record videos or photos in the same mode without
having to change modes.
Full display mode
STBY
00:00:00
[307Min]
Minimum display mode
STBY
9999
• Warning indicators and messages may appear depending on the
recording conditions.
• The Display (
) button does not work when the menu screen is
being displayed.
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Basic operation of the camcorder
USING THE TOUCH PANEL
Touch
Slightly touch items with your finger to select them or to execute vv
functions.
STBY
00:00:00
[307Min]
9999
The touch panel lets you playback and record with a simple
touch of your finger. Place your hand on the rear side of the
LCD screen, then touch the items displayed on the screen.
• Do not place a protective film on the LCD screen.
• If you leave a film attached to the LCD screen for a long time, strong
adhesion between the film and 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 screen depend on
the current recording/playback status of your camcorder.
• The camcorder does not recognize touches if you touch more than
two points on the screen at the same time. Touch one point at a
time.
• Do not use a sharp tipped item such as pen or pencil when using a
tool to touch the screen.
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First time settings
SETTING THE TIME ZONE AND DATE/TIME
FOR THE FIRST TIME
Set the date and time of your local area when you turn on the
camcorder for the first time.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Open the LCD screen to turn on
the camcorder.
• The time zone (“Home”) screen
appears based on London,
Lisbon (Greenwich Mean Time).
Select your local area on the map
) or right
by touching the left (
) tab on the LCD screen, and
(
) tab.
then press the (
• The “Date/Time Set” screen
appears.
Home
London,Lisbon
[GMT 00:00] JAN/01/2012 12:00AM
Make sure the clock is correctly
) tab.
set, and then touch the (
• The message “Date/Time Set”
appears.
Internal rechargeable battery
• Your camcorder includes a internal rechargeable battery that
retains the date and time settings even after the power is turned
off.
• If the battery is depleted, the current date/time values are reset to
the default values. If this occurs, you need to recharge the internal
rechargeable battery (see below), and then re-set the current date
and time.
Charging the internal rechargeable battery
Date/Time Set
Month
Day
JAN /
Hr
12
Touch the date and time
information, and then change the
setting values by using the up
) or down (
) tabs.
(
• You can set the year up to 2037, based on the “Home” item.
• Set “Date/Time Display” to On. page 81
• Activating the ( ) icon moves the time forward by 1 hour.
01
Year
/ 2012
Min
:
00
AM
• The internal battery is always recharged while your camcorder is
connected to the AC power or while the battery is attached.
• If you have not used the camcorder for about 2 weeks and you
have not connected the AC power or the battery to it, the internal
battery fully discharges. If this occurs, charge the internal battery
by connecting the camcorder to the supplied AC adaptor for 24
hours.
Turning the date and time display on/off
• To switch the date and time display on or off, access the menu
and change the Date/Time Display mode. page 81
Date/Time Set
Year
Month
Day
Date/Time
/ 01 Set01
2010
Hr
Min
JAN/01/2012
12 : 00 12:00AM
AM
Simple setting of the clock by time difference
• You can easily set the clock to the local time by setting a time
difference when using your camcorder abroad. Select "Time Zone"
on the menu, then set the time difference. page 79
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First time settings
SELECTING THE LANGUAGES
You can select the language that displayed on the LCD screen.
The camcorder retains the language setting even when you turn it off.
1.
Touch the Menu (
2.
Touch the up (
) Setting (
)/down (
) tab.
) tab until “Language” appears.
TV Display
Format
5/6
Default Set
Language
3.
Touch “Language,” and then touch the desired OSD language.
4.
Touch the Exit ( ) or Return (
) tab to complete the setting.
• The camcorder displays the menus and messages in the
language you selected.
Language
English
⦽ǎᨕ
1/8
Français
Deutsch
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• “Language” options may be changed without a prior notice.
• The camcorder retains the language you select even when not
connected to the battery or AC power.
• The date and time format may change depending on the language
you selected.
About the storage media
SELECTING THE STORAGE MEDIA
(HMX-H405 only)
You can record videos and photos in the internal memory or a
memory card. Select the desired storage media before starting
recording or playback.
• You can use SD or SDHC cards in your camcorder. However,
some cards are not compatible depending on the memory card
manufacturer and memory card type.
• Before inserting or ejecting the memory card, turn the camcorder off.
1.
Touch the Menu (
( ) tab.
2.
Touch the up (
)/down (
)
tab until “Storage Type” appears.
• Do not format the internal memory or any memory card you intend to
use in the camcorder on 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 or AC power adaptor) when
accessing storage media to record, 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.
) Setting
Storage Type
3.
Storage Info
1/6
File No.
Time Zone
Touch “Storage Type,” then
touch the desired storage media.
Storage Type
Internal Memory
Card
1/1
Submenu items
• Internal Memory ( ): When using the internal memory.
• Card ( ): When using the memory card (SD or SDHC card).
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About the storage media
INSERTING / EJECTING A MEMORY CARD (NOT SUPPLIED)
To insert a memory card
1.
2.
3.
4.
Turn the camcorder off.
Open the memory card cover.
Insert the memory card into the card slot until it softly clicks.
• Make sure that the camcorder is placed as shown above and
the terminal portion of the card is facing up.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Turn the camcorder off.
Open the memory card cover.
Gently push the memory card to eject it.
Close the memory card cover.
Close the memory card cover.
• To avoid data loss, turn off the camcorder by pressing the
Power ( ) button for one second before inserting or ejecting the
memory card.
• Be careful not to push the memory card too hard. The memory card
may suddenly pop out.
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To eject a memory card
Your camcorder supports only SD (Secure Digital) and SDHC (Secure
Digital High Capacity) cards.
Card compatibility may vary depending on the manufacturer and the
type of memory card.
To use micro memory cards with this product, a PC,
or a memory card reader, insert the card into an adaptor.
About the storage media
SELECTING A SUITABLE MEMORY CARD
(NOT SUPPLIED)
Compatible memory cards
• You can use SD (Secure Digital) and SDHC (Secure Digital High
Capacity) cards with this camcorder.
We recommend you use an SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity)
card.
This camcorder supports SD cards up to 2GB. We cannot
guarantee normal operation with SD cards bigger than 2GB.
• MMC (Multi Media Card) and MMC Plus are not supported.
• Compatible memory card capacity:
SD: 1GB ~ 2GB
SDHC: 4GB ~ 32GB
• For video recording, use a memory card that supports faster write
speeds (above SDHC Class 6 card).
• SD/SDHC memory cards have a mechanical write-protection
switch. Setting the switch prevents accidental erasure of files
recorded on the card. To enable writing, move the switch up in
the direction of the terminals. To set write protection, move the
switch down.
SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) cards
• An SDHC card is a higher version (Ver. 2.00) of the SD card and
supports capacities above 2GB.
• SDHC cards cannot be used with current SD enabled host
devices.
Common cautions for memory cards
• Damaged data may not be recoverable. We recommend you
make a back-up of important data separately on the hard disk of
your PC.
• Turning the power off or removing a memory card during an
operation such as formatting, deleting, recording, and playback
may cause data loss.
• If you modify the name of a file or folder stored in the memory
card with your PC, your camcorder may not recognize the
modified file.
Usable memory card (1GB~32GB)
Terminals
Terminals
Protection
tab
Protection
tab
<SD>
<SDHC>
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About the storage media
Handling a memory card
• We recommend that you power off before inserting or removing
the memory card to avoid data loss.
• We cannot guarantee that you can use memory cards formatted
by other devices. When you format a card, be sure to format the
memory card using this camcorder.
• You must format newly-purchased memory cards, memory cards
with data that your camcorder cannot recognize, and cards with
data saved by other devices. Note that formatting erases all data
on the memory card. If you cannot use a memory card that has
been used with another device, format it with your camcorder.
Note that formatting erases all information on the memory card.
• A memory card has a certain life span. If you cannot record new
data, you have to purchase a new memory card.
• Do not bend, drop, or subject the card to strong impacts.
• Do not place foreign substances on the memory card terminals.
Use a soft dry cloth to clean the terminals if required.
• Do not paste anything other than the label provided with the card
on the label pasting area of the card.
• Do not use a damaged memory card.
• Be careful to keep the memory card out of the reach of children,
who might swallow it.
The camcorder supports SD and SDHC memory
cards, giving you a wider choice of cards to
choose from!
The data storage speed may differ, depending on the
manufacturer and production system.
• SLC (Single Level Cell) system: faster write speed enabled.
• MLC (Multi Level Cell) system: only lower write speed is
supported.
For best results, we recommend using a memory card that
supports a faster write speed.
Using a lower write speed memory card for recording video
may cause difficulties when storing.
You may even lose your video data during the recording.
In an attempt to preserve every bit of the recorded video, the
camcorder forcibly stores the video on the memory card and
displays a warning:
“Low speed card. Please record at a lower resolution.”
If you are unavoidably using a low speed memory card, the
resolution and quality of the recording may be lower than the
value you set. page 53
The higher the video resolution and quality, the more memory
the camcorder uses.
• Samsung is not responsible for data loss due to misuse, including
loss caused by any PC virus.
• We recommend using a memory card case to avoid data loss that
can be caused by moving the card or by static electricity.
• After a period of use, the memory card may get warm. This is normal
and is not a malfunction.
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About the storage media
RECORDABLE TIME AND CAPACITY
Listed below are the available video recording times and the number of photos the camcorder can take, by card memory size and resolution.
Refer to the recordable video time and the number of photos when recording videos or taking photos.
Recording time available for video in minutes
Resolution
Quality
Super Fine
Fine
Normal
Super Fine
Fine
Normal
Super Fine
Fine
Normal
1080/60i
720/60p
480/60p
Internal
memory*
32GB
247
300
381
350
465
692
1028
1357
1995
Storage media (Capacity)
1GB
8
9
12
11
14
21
32
42
62
2GB
15
18
23
21
28
42
63
83
123
4GB
30
36
46
42
57
84
126
166
244
8GB
61
74
94
86
115
171
254
336
494
16GB
125
152
193
177
235
351
521
688
1011
32GB
253
307
390
357
475
708
1051
1387
2039
(Unit: Approximate minutes of recording)
Recordable number of photos
Resolution
2944x1656
1920x1080
Internal
memory*
32GB
9999
9999
Storage media (Capacity)
1GB
656
1173
2GB
1251
2346
4GB
2482
4654
8GB
5014
9402
16GB
9999
9999
32GB
9999
9999
(Unit: Approximate number of images)
1GB ⴊ 1,000,000,000 bytes : Actual formatted capacity may be less as the internal firmware uses a portion of the memory.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Actual recording times may differ depending on the recording conditions and the subject.
The higher the quality and resolution, the more memory is used.
Lower resolution and quality increases the recording time, but the image quality may suffer.
The bit rate automatically adjusts to the recording image. Accordingly, the recording time may vary.
Memory cards bigger than 32GB may not operate normally.
When a video file exceeds 1.8GB, a new video file is created automatically.
The maximum number of recordable photo and video files is 9999 respectively.
The recording length of Art Time Lapse may vary depending on settings.
Items marked with * are available only with HMX-H405 models.
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Basic recording
RECORDING VIDEOS
1.
Select a subject to record.
• Adjust the LCD panel to the
best angle for recording.
• Use the Zoom lever to adjust the
size of the subject. page 43
2.
Press the Recording start/stop
button.
• The recording () indicator
appears, and recording starts.
This camcorder supports both High Definition (HD) and Standard
Definition (SD) image resolutions. Set the resolution you want before
recording. page 53
• Insert a memory card. page 34
• Set the appropriate storage media. (HMX-H405 only)
page 33
• Open the LCD screen to turn on the camcorder. Your camcorder turns
on automatically when you open the LCD screen.
• Set the Lens open/close switch to open ( ). page 16
• Select the record mode by pressing the MODE button. page 29
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3.
To stop recording, press the
Recording start/stop button again.
4.
Touch the Quick View (
) icon to
view the most recently recorded
video.
• After the Quick View is complete, your camcorder returns to
the standby mode.
Using the continuous recording function
Using the Continuous Recording function,
you can avoid recording unwanted
scenes while recording video. Using this
function, you can make one video file
while you record only desired scenes.
1.
2.
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Press the Recording start/stop button.
• The recording () indicator
appears, and recording starts.
Touch the Pause tab, then it will pause
the recording with appearing ( )
indicator.
• If you want to record continuously
touch the Rec tab again, and if
you want to stop the recording
touch the Stop tab.
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• If power is interrupted or an error occurs during recording, the video
may not be recorded/edited.
• Samsung is not responsible for any damage caused by a failure of
normal recording or playback operations because of a memory card
error.
• Note that damaged data cannot be recovered.
• Do not turn off the camcorder or remove the memory card while the
camcorder is accessing the memory card. Doing so may damage
the memory card or the data in the memory card.
• Videos are compressed in the H.264 (MPEG-4.AVC) format.
• Eject the battery when you have finished recording to prevent
unnecessary battery power consumption.
• For the on-screen information display, see pages 103~107
• For approximate recording time, see page 37.
• Sound is recorded by the internal stereo microphone located on the
front of the camcorder.
Make sure that the microphone is not blocked.
• Before recording an important video, make sure to test the recording
function to see if there are any problems with the audio or video
recording.
• For various functions available during recording, see pages 53~70
• If the power cable/battery is disconnected or recording is interrupted,
the camcorder switches to the data recovery mode. While data is
being recovered, no other function is enabled.
• In the record mode, you can set the Quick View menu option. The
Quick View icon appears when you have set the Quick View menu
option to On.
• The menu setting tabs shown on the LCD screen do not affect the
image the camcorder is recording.
• Under some low light conditions that may be encountered, the video
motion may not be fluid as under normal light conditions.
• The noise from around area may be recorded if you record video
in a quiet environmental place because of increased microphone
sensitivity. Due to increased microphone sensitivity, the noise
occurred by motor when the zoom is moving can be recorded.
• ISO will be automatically adjusted when recording indoor or in
a dark place. At this time, the video may occur noise or if you
record the video in a very dark place, you may not able to check it.
When recording at night, we recommend you to use professional
camcorders which have an infrared imaging system.
• When executing HDIS on a tripod or on a fixing device, the image
may be shaken. when fixing the camcorder on a tripod, set HDIS off.
• Even using the Continuous Recording function, it can record videos
maximum 1.8GB. After resuming to recording videos from pause, if
the recorded file exceeds 1.8GB, it will be automatically recorded to
the next file.
• When the camcorder powers off when recording, the video will be
saved in the storage media.
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Basic recording
TAGGING GREAT MOMENTS WHILE
RECORDING (MY CLIP FUNCTION)
Using the My Clip function, you can tag good scenes while recording
and enjoy the scenes tagged as My Clip ( ) from a long video.
• Insert a memory card. page 34
• Set the appropriate storage media. (HMX-H405 only)
page 33
• Open the LCD screen to turn on the camcorder. Your camcorder turns
on automatically when you open the LCD screen.
• Set the Lens open/close switch to open ( ). page 16
• Select the record mode by pressing the MODE button. page 29
1.
Press the Recording start/stop
button.
• The recording () indicator
appears, an d recording starts.
2.
Press the PHOTO /
(My Clip)
button every great moment while
recording.
• The camcorder tags the scene
as My Clip ( ).
3.
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Recording start/stop button again.
Understanding the My Clip function
My Clip (
)
My Clip (
)
My Clip (
)
During a video
recording
When the camcorder extracts the scenes tagged as My Clip ( ) and
creates one file with them, the file is saved in the video thumbnail view.
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• The camcorder tags the scene so that it starts 3 seconds before
you pressed the PHOTO /
(My Clip) button and ends 5
seconds after.
• You can also tag any scenes in a video by pressing the
(My Clip) button during a video playback.
PHOTO /
• To skip boring parts of a video and enjoy exciting parts, you can
combine the tagged scenes sequentially. page 72
• The camcorder can tag up to 999 scenes from a video as My Clip
( ) scenes.
Basic recording
RECORDING PHOTOS
1.
You can take photos and store them in the storage media. Set the
desired resolution before recording. page 54
• Insert a memory card. page 34
• Set the appropriate storage media. (HMX-H405 only)
page 33
• Open the LCD screen to turn on the camcorder. Your camcorder turns
on automatically when you open the LCD screen.
• Set the Lens open/close switch to open ( ). page 16
• Select the record mode by pressing the MODE button. page 29
2.
Select a subject to record.
• Adjust the LCD panel to the
best angle for recording.
• Use the Zoom lever to adjust the
size of the subject. page 43
Frame the subject in the LCD
screen, and then half-press the
PHOTO /
(My Clip) button.
• When the subject is in focus,
() indicator appears green.
If it appears red, readjust the
focus.
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3.
Fully press the PHOTO /
(My
Clip) button.
• The shutter sound is heard.
(when “Shutter Sound:On” is set)
4.
Touch the Quick View (
) icon to view the most recently
recorded photo.
• To return to the standby mode, touch the Return (
) tab.
Do not turn off the camcorder or remove the memory card when taking
photos as it may damage the storage media or data.
• The recordable number of photos varies depending on the recording
conditions and the photo resolution. page 37
• The camcorder does not record audio when you take photos.
• Do not turn off the camcorder or remove the memory card when
taking photos as it may damage the storage media or data.
• If focusing is difficult, use the manual focus function. page 59
• For the on-screen display information, see pages 103~107.
• For various functions available during recording, see pages 53~70.
• Photo files conform to the DCF (Design rule for Camera File system)
standard, established by JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information
Technology Industries Association).
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Basic recording
RECORDING WITH EASE FOR BEGINNERS
(SMART AUTO)
In Smart Auto mode, your camcorder automatically chooses the
appropriate settings based on the type of scene it detects (Indoor,
Night, etc.). Smart Auto mode is helpful if you are not familiar with
the best camcorder settings for various scenes.
1.
Press the SMART AUTO button.
2.
Align your subject in the frame.
• The camcorder automatically detects the scene when you
align the subject.
• The appropriate scene icon appears on the LCD screen.
3.
Press the Recording start/stop button or PHOTO /
Clip) button. pages 38, 41
4.
To cancel Smart Auto mode, press the SMART AUTO button
again.
(My
Appears when recording at night. (Night)
Appears when recording images of landscapes with
backlighting. (Backlight)
Appears when recording people. (Portrait)
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Appears when recording a very bright scene. (White)
Appears when recording an outdoor scene. (Landscape)
Appears when recording images of close-up. (Macro)
Appears when recording images of clear skies. (Blue sky)
Appears when recording images of forested areas. (Natural green)
Appears when recording images of sunsets. (Sunset)
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<When recording a close-up>
) tab
• Buttons unavailable during Smart Auto operation: Menu (
/ Anti-shake (OIS) button/ etc.
Most settings are automatically adjusted in Smart Auto mode. To set
or adjust functions on your own, release the Smart Auto mode first.
• SMART AUTO must be set before recording.
• When there is no detected scene, the ( ) icon appears.
• The camcorder may not select the correct scene depending on
shooting conditions, such as camcorder shake, lighting, and distance
to the subject.
Basic recording
ZOOMING
Zoom speed
This camcorder allows you to record using optical 30x power zoom
and digital zoom by sliding the Zoom lever.
When using the zoom function, you can decrease zoom speed by
slowly moving the Zoom (W/T) lever. Moving it faster increases the
zoom speed.
To zoom in
Slide the zoom lever towards T (telephoto).
• The distant subject is gradually magnified.
• The highest zoom magnification ratio is 30x in the normal zoom-in.
To zoom out
Slide the zoom lever towards W (wide angle).
• The subject gets smaller and further away.
• The smallest optical zoom ratio is the subject’s original size when
zoomed-out.
W : Wide angle
T : Telephoto
• Using the optical zoom does not degrade the image quality and
clarity.
• Use the digital zoom when you want to zoom more than the optical
zoom range. page 63
• Focusing may become unstable when you record with a fast zoom
or zoom into a subject standing too far away. If this occurs, use the
manual focus function. page 59
• The minimum distance you can have between the camcorder and
subject while maintaining sharp focus is about 1cm (about 0.4
inches) for wide angle and about 100cm (about 39.4 inches) for
telephoto. (about 50cm (19.7 inches) for Tele Macro.)
• If you want to shoot the subject close to the lens at a wide angle,
use the Tele Macro function. page 62
• Frequent use of the zoom function consumes more power.
• The camcorder can record the sound of the zoom mechanism.
• When using the zoom function while holding the camcorder with your
hand, use Anti-shake (OIS) for stable recording. page 44
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Basic recording
Anti-Shake (OIS: Optical Image Stabilizer)
Use the Anti-shake (OIS: Optical Image Stabilizer) function
to compensate for unstable images caused by shaking
movements when holding the camcorder.
Select the record mode by pressing the MODE button. page 29
Each press the Anti-shake (OIS) ( ) button repeat the Anti-shake
(OIS), Anti-shake (OIS DUO), Anti-shake (OIS DUO+) and Off.
Use the Anti-Shake(OIS) function in the following cases
• When recording while walking
or riding in a moving car.
• When recording with the
zoom function.
• When recording subjects
of a small size.
Understanding OIS DUO
• Reduce camcorder shake and
prevent blurred images with
Optical and Digital Image
Stabilization functions.
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• Off: Disables the function.
): The Anti-Shake(OIS) function is enabled to compensate for
• OIS (
shaking.
): Be applying both optical and digital image
• OIS DUO (
stabilization, it produces recordings with minimized hand-shaking.
• OIS DUO+ (
): This is advanced function for OIS DUO’s
performance. It allows the camcorder to compensate for greater
degrees of camcorder shake and delivers a stunning level of image
smoothness.
• When you turn on Smart Auto mode, it automatically sets Anti-shake
(OIS) to On.
• The Anti-Shake (OIS) function may not correct gross camcorder
shake entirely. To decrease shake, hold the camcorder firmly with
both hands.
• When this function is On, the actual movement of the subject and
the movement displayed on the screen may be slightly different.
• When you record in dark or dim light at high magnification while
this function is On, after-images may stand out. If this occurs, we
recommend using a tripod (not supplied) and turning Anti-shake (OIS)
to Off.
Basic playback
CHANGING THE PLAYBACK MODE
To change thumbnail display type
You can choose from these thumbnail display options: 3x2 (
(
), and Date (
).
• You can set the record mode and the play mode in turn with the
MODE button.
You can also switch the operation mode directly into the playback
) tab on the LCD
thumbnail display by touching the Play (
screen.
• The most recently created file is highlighted in the thumbnail view.
• The camcorder selects the thumbnail display options based on
the standby mode that was last used. However, you can choose
the video (HD or SD) or photo thumbnail view display options by
) tab on the
touching the HD ( HD ), SD ( SD ), or photo (
LCD screen.
HD
SD
HD
3/3
), 4x3
SD
2/2
<3X2 type>
HD
<4X3 type>
SD
JAN/01/2012 (17)
2/2
Understanding how to change the operation modes
You can easily change the operation modes by touching the LCD
screen or using the buttons as shown in the following figures:
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SD
SD
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4%
Basic playback
PLAYING VIDEOS
Do not power off the camcorder or eject the memory card during video
playback. Doing so may damage the recorded data.
You can preview recorded videos in the thumbnail index view, find
the video you want quickly, and playback directly.
• Insert a memory card. page 34
• Set the appropriate storage media. (HMX-H405 only)
page 33
• Touch the Play (
) tab on the LCD screen to select the play mode.
page 45
1.
2.
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Touch the HD ( HD ) or SD
( SD ) tab.
• Video thumbnails
corresponding to the video
resolution you selected appear
on the screen.
• To change the current
thumbnail page, touch the up
) or down (
) tab.
(
Touch the thumbnail of the desired
video clip.
• The camcorder plays the video
you selected and playback
control tabs appear briefly.
They reappear when you touch
anywhere on the screen.
• To stop playback and return to
the thumbnails, touch the Return
) tab.
(
HD
SD
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• It may take some time to start playback, depending on the size and
quality of the selected video.
• The camcorder may not play the following video files:
- A video recorded on another device.
- A video whose file format is not supported by the camcorder.
• You can use various play options during the video playback.
• You can set playback settings using the “Play Option” menu.
page 68
• You can play the recorded videos on a TV or PC. pages 90, 96
• If you touch the Menu (
) tab during playback, play is paused and
the menu screen appears.
Basic playback
Playback / Pause / Stop
Frame by frame playback
• Playback and pause alternate when you touch the Pause (
) tab during playback.
Play (
) tab to stop playback.
• Touch the Return (
)/
Search playback
During playback, each touch of the
)/
Reverse search (
) tab increases
Forward search (
the play speed:
• RPS (Reverse Playback Search)/
FPS (Forward Playback Search)
rate: x2 x4 x8 x2
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Skip playback
Touch the Reverse skip (
) / Forward skip (
) tab during
playback.
) tab plays the next video.
• Touching the Forward skip (
) plays the beginning of the
• Touching the Reverse skip (
) for three seconds or
scene. If you touch the Reverse skip (
less after a video starts, the camcorder plays the previous video.
) / Forward
• Place and hold your finger on the Reverse skip (
) tab to search for a video number quickly. When you lift
skip (
off your finger, the camcorder plays the video you selected.
Slow playback
When playback is paused, touching
)/
the Reverse slow (
) tab reduces the
Forward slow (
playback speed:
• Reverse/forward playback slow
rate: x1/2 x1/4 x1/8 x1/2
When playback is paused, touch the Reverse frame advance
) / Forward frame advance (
) to make the video go in
(
reverse or forward one frame at a time.
To adjust the volume
You can hear the recorded sound
from the internal speaker.
1.
Touch the Volume (
on the LCD screen.
2.
Touch the (
)/(
) tab to
increase or decrease audio
volume.
• You can adjust the sound
level between “0~19.”
When the level is at “0,”
you cannot hear sound.
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) tab
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10
10
) tab to play back in normal speed.
• Touch the Play (
• You can hear the recorded sound only when you playback at normal
speed.
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Basic playback
VIEWING PHOTOS
Do not power off the camcorder or eject the memory card during photo
playback. Doing so may damage the recorded data.
You can view recorded photos using various playback functions.
• Insert a memory card. page 34
• Set the appropriate storage media. (HMX-H405 only)
page 33
• Touch the Play (
) tab on the LCD screen to select the play mode.
page 45
1.
2.
3.
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Touch the Photo (
) tab.
• The thumbnail view appears.
• To change the current
thumbnail page, touch the up
) or down (
) tab.
(
Touch the photo you want to
display.
• The camcorder displays the
photo you selected in full
screen and playback control
tabs appear briefly. They
reappear when you touch
anywhere on the screen.
To return to the thumbnails,
touch the Return (
) tab.
HD
SD
3/3
HD
SD
3/3
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• Loading time may vary depending on the size and quality of the
photo you selected.
• Your camcorder may not play back the following photo files normally:
- A photo recorded on another device.
- A photo with a file format not supported by this camcorder. (One
that does not conform to DCF standards.)
• Touch previous image (
) / next image (
) tab to view the
previous and next photo.
Basic playback
Viewing a slide show
Zooming during photo playback
You can view a photo slide show with
background music.
) tab
Touch the Slide Show (
during photo playback.
• The ( ) indicator appears. The
slide show starts from the current
selected photo.
• To stop the slide show, touch the
) tab.
Return (
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To start a slide show in the menu screen
Touch the Menu (
“Slide Show Start.”
You can magnify a playback image.
Touch up/down/left/right to select
the area to magnify.
1.
Touch the photo you want to
magnify.
• The camcorder displays
the selected photo on the full
screen.
2.
Adjust the magnification with the
Zoom (W/T) lever.
• Magnification starts from the
center of the photo.
• You can zoom in from x1.1 to
x8.0.
3.
Touch the up ( )/down ( )/left ( )/right (
area you want on the magnified photo.
4.
To cancel, touch the Return (
) tab Slide Show Start
Slide Show Option
1/2
Delete
Protect
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X3.0
) tab to view the
) tab.
• Photos recorded on other devices or those edited on a PC cannot
be magnified.
• While the playback zoom is in use, other images cannot be selected.
• All photos are played back depending on the slide show options.
page 70
), the camcorder
• If you select the thumbnail display by date (
plays back only photos taken on the corresponding date in the slide
show.
• You can adjust the background music’s volume level using the
) tab while playing back the slide show with music.
Volume (
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Using the menu items
3.
HANDLING MENUS
The instructions below are
examples of how to access and
use menu items using the Menu
) tab. When you access and
(
use other menu items, use these
examples as guides.
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• Set the appropriate storage media. (HMX-H405 only)
page 33
• Select the record mode by pressing the MODE button. page 29
2.
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Touch the Menu (
) tab on the
touch panel.
• The menu screen appears.
• To change the current page,
)/down (
)
touch the up (
tab.
Touch “ SCENE.” (The SCENE
function is used here as an example.)
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Menu tab
1.
Touch the desired option.
• Adjust the setting values
accordingly.
Video Quality
Photo Resolution
4.
To exit the menu, touch the
Exit ( ) or Return (
) tab.
1/2
Portrait
Spotlight
• When using Menu items, some menu items cannot be used at
the same time, or may be grayed out. For more information, see
Troubleshooting on page 113.
• For easy understanding, the menu setting procedures on this page
are explained using the simplest methods. Menu setting methods
can differ depending on the menu options you choose.
Using the menu items
MENU ITEMS
• The items available in each menu vary depending on the operating mode.
• For item operation details, see the page number listed under Page in the table.
Recording menu items
Items
SCENE
Video Resolution
Default value
Page
Auto
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1080/60i
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Video Quality
Fine
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Photo Resolution
2944x1656
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Photo Sharpness
Normal
55
White Balance
Auto
55
Aperture
Auto
56
Shutter
Auto
57
EV
0
58
Super C.Nite
Normal
58
Focus
Auto
59
Anti-Shake(OIS)
OIS
44
Digital Effect
Off
60
Fader
Off
61
Tele Macro
Off
62
Cont. Shot
Off
62
Wind Cut
Off
63
Digital Zoom
Off
63
Self Timer
Off
64
Art Time Lapse REC
Off
64
Quick View
On
67
Guideline
Off
68
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Using the menu items
Playback menu items
Operation
mode
Video
Photo
Default value
Page
X
Play All
68
X
X
-
69
-
71
X
X
-
72
Protect
Off
73
Copy*
-
74
Divide
X
X
-
75
Combine
X
X
X
-
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File Info
-
70
Slide Show Start
X
X
-
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Slide Show Option
X
X
-
70
Thumbnail
Single
Thumbnail
Single
Play Option
X
Highlight
Delete
Delete My Clip
Items
Edit
: available, X : not available
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• Menu options and default values may be changed without prior notice.
• Some gray colored menu options cannot be selected. page 113
• Items marked with * are available only with HMX-H405 model.
Advanced recording
SCENE
Video Resolution
Using the iScene function, you can select a setting that matches
the scene you are shooting (Sports, Portrait, etc.). Based on your
selection, the camcorder sets the appropriate shutter speed and
aperture automatically for optimal recording.
Select the record mode by pressing the MODE button. page 29
You can select the resolution of the video to be recorded.
Select the record mode by pressing the MODE button. page 29
1.
Touch the Menu (
) tab “Video Resolution.”
2.
Touch the desired submenu item.
Video Resolution
1080/60i
1.
Touch the Menu (
“ SCENE.”
) tab SCENE
Auto
2.
Touch the desired submenu item.
• To change the current page, touch
the up (
3.
)/down (
Sports
1/2
) tab.
To exit the menu, touch the Exit (
3.
720/60p
1/1
480/60p
To exit the menu, touch the Exit
) tab.
( ) or Return (
Portrait
Spotlight
) or Return (
) tab.
Submenu items
• Auto: For recording under normal conditions.
• Sports ( ): For recording people or objects in motion.
• Portrait ( ): For recording portraits. Captures natural skin
tones.
• Spotlight ( ): When strong light strikes the subject. On
stage, for example.
• Beach/Snow ( ): Where the reflection of light is intense
such as a snowfield or beach.
• Food ( ): To make food more colorful.
• Candle Light ( ): For recording in the soft glow of
candlelight.
• Indoor ( ): For recording indoors with artificial light.
When you specify “Aperture: Manual” or “Shutter: Manual,” the
SCENE mode is cancelled.
Submenu items
• 1080/60i (
• 720/60p (
• 480/60p (
): Records in the HD (1920x1080/60i) format.
): Records in the HD (1280x720/60p) format.
): Records in the SD (720x480/60p) format.
• “60i” indicates the camcorder will record in interlaced scan mode at
60 fields per second.
• “60p” indicates the camcorder will record in progressive scan mode
at 60 frames per second.
• Recorded files are encoded using Variable Bit Rate (VBR). VBR is an
encoding system that automatically adjusts the bit rate in response
to the image being recorded.
• The available video recording time differs according to the video
resolution you select. page 37
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Video Quality
Photo Resolution
You can select the quality of the video to be recorded.
You can select the resolution of the photo to be recorded.
Select the record mode by pressing the MODE button. page 29
1.
Touch the Menu (
“Video Quality.”
) tab Video Quality
Select the record mode by pressing the MODE button. page 29
1.
Touch the Menu (
) tab “Photo Resolution.”
2.
Touch the desired submenu item.
Photo Resolution
Super Fine
2.
3.
Touch the desired submenu
item.
Fine
1/1
Normal
To exit the menu, touch the Exit
( ) or Return (
) tab.
Submenu items
• Super Fine ( ): Records videos in super fine image quality.
• Fine ( ): Records videos in fine image quality.
• Normal ( ): Records videos in normal image quality.
• The higher the resolution is, the shorter the available recording time.
On the other hand, the lower the resolution, the longer the available
recording time.
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3.
2944x1656
1920x1080
1/1
To exit the menu, touch the Exit
) tab.
( ) or Return (
Submenu items
• 2944x1656 (
• 1920x1080 (
): Records in the 2944x1656 resolution.
): Records in the 1920x1080 resolution.
• The number of recordable images differs according to the photo
resolution you select. page 37
• Photos that are recorded on your camcorder may not playback
properly on other digital devices that do not support these photo
sizes.
Advanced recording
Photo Sharpness
White Balance
This function lets you create more sharper or softer image by
processing the captured image when you take a photo.
This camcorder automatically adjusts the color of the subject. You
can record in natural colors depending on the subject and lighting
conditions.
Select the record mode by pressing the MODE button. page 29
Select the record mode by pressing the MODE button. page 29
1.
Touch the Menu (
) tab “Photo Sharpness.”
Photo Sharpness
Soft
2.
Touch the desired submenu item.
3.
To exit the menu, touch the Exit
( ) or Return (
) tab.
1/1
Sharp
Submenu items
• Soft (
1.
Touch the Menu (
“White Balance.”
2.
Touch the desired submenu item.
) tab White Balance
Normal
): Smooths the edges of photo images. Makes
image softer.
• Normal ( ): The photo images appear with sharp edges
and are suitable for printing.
• Sharp ( ): Sharpens the edges in photo images further.
Auto
3.
Daylight
1/2
To exit the menu, touch the Exit
) tab.
( ) or Return (
Cloudy
Fluorescent
Submenu items
• Auto: Controls the white balance automatically in response to lighting
conditions.
• Daylight ( ): For recording outdoors in clear, natural light.
): For recording in the shade or cloudy weather.
• Cloudy (
): For recording under white fluorescent lights.
• Fluorescent (
• Tungsten ( ): For recording under halogen lamps and incandescent
lights.
• Custom WB ( ): Lets you adjust the white balance manually to
match the light source or situation.
Understanding White Balance
The White Balance (WB) process removes unrealistic color casts,
so that white objects are rendered white in your image and all other
colors look natural. Proper white balance has to take into account
the “color temperature” of a light source, which refers to the relative
warmth or coolness of white light.
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To set the white balance manually
1.
Aperture
) tab Touch the Menu (
“White Balance” “Custom WB.”
• The “(
) Set White Balance”
indicator appears.
White Balance
Tungsten
The camcorder adjusts the aperture (lens opening) automatically
depending on the subject and recording conditions. You can also
manually adjust the aperture.
Select the record mode by pressing the MODE button. page 29
Custom WB
2/2
2.
3.
Fill the screen with a white subject,
) tab.
and then touch the (
• The camcorder stores the white
balance setting.
To exit the menu, touch the Exit ( ) or Return (
) tab.
• The camcorder applies the stored white balance the next time
you record.
• When setting the white balance manually, the subject must be white,
otherwise, your camcorder may not detect an appropriate setting
value.
• The adjusted setting remains until you set the white balance again.
• During normal outdoor recording, setting White Balance to “Auto”
may provide better results.
• Cancel the digital zoom function for clear and precise white balance
setting. page 63
• Reset the white balance if light conditions change.
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1.
Touch the Menu (
“Aperture.”
2.
Touch the desired submenu item.
3.
) tab Aperture
Auto
m
Manual
1/1
To exit the menu, touch the Exit
( ) or Return (
) tab.
Submenu items
• Auto: Sets the aperture value automatically.
) or increase (
) tab
• Manual ( m ): Touch the decrease (
to adjust the aperture. You can choose from
the following settings:
F1.8, F2, F2.8, F4, F5.6, F8, F11, F16
Advanced recording
Understanding Aperture
You can adjust the aperture value to control the amount of light
reaching the image sensor. The smaller the aperture value, the greater
the amount of light. For example, F1.8 lets in more light than F2.8.
You need to adjust the aperture value in the following cases:
• When you are shooting against the light or when the background
is too bright.
• When you are shooting on a reflective natural background such as
at the beach or when skiing.
• When the background is overly dark (for example, scenery at
night).
• When you specify “Aperture: Manual,” the SCENE mode is
cancelled, “Super C.Nite” is set to “Off,” and “Shutter” is set to
“Auto” automatically.
• If the aperture is set to manual, the aperture value changes
depending on the zoom level you change.
Shutter
The camcorder automatically sets the shutter speed depending
on the scene’s brightness. User high shutter speeds to record fast
moving objects and low shutter speeds to record slow or stationary
objects or objects in dimmer light.
Select the record mode by pressing the MODE button. page 29
1.
Touch the Menu (
“Shutter.”
) tab 2.
Touch the desired submenu item.
3.
To exit the menu, touch the Exit
) tab.
( ) or Return (
Shutter
Auto
m
Manual
1/1
Submenu items
• Auto: The camcorder automatically sets the appropriate
shutter speed value.
• Manual ( m ): Touch the decrease ( ) or increase ( ) tab
to adjust the setting values. You can choose
from the following settings: 1/60,1/100,
1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000, 1/4000, or
1/10000.
• The image may not seem smooth when you set a high shutter speed.
• When recording at a shutter speed of 1/1000 or lower, make sure
the sun is not shining directly into the lens. As the shutter speed gets
slower, the camcorder can be harmed by too much light.
• When you specify “Shutter: Manual,” the SCENE mode is
cancelled, “Super C.Nite” is set to “Off,” and “Aperture” is set to
“Auto” automatically.
• Even if the shutter speed is set to 1/10000, the camcorder supports
only up to 1/2000 while recording photos.
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EV
Super C.Nite
Depending on the intensity of the ambient light, your videos and
photos may be too bright or dark. Using the EV function, you can
manually adjust video and photo image brightness.
You can adjust the shutter speed when recording a slow moving
object, or record a brighter image in dark places without a
compromise in colors.
Select the record mode by pressing the MODE button. page 29
1.
Touch the Menu (
2.
Touch the decrease (
) or
0
increase (
) tab to adjust the
setting values. You can choose
from the following settings:
• EV values (
): -2.0, -1.6, -1.3,
-1.0, -0.6, -0.3, 0, +0.3, +0.6, +1.0, +1.3, +1.6, +2.0
3.
) tab “EV.”
To exit the menu, touch the Exit (
EV
) or Return (
) tab.
Understanding EV (Exposure Value)
Exposure value is the total amount of light allowed to fall on the
photographic medium (Image sensor) during the process of taking
photos or videos. The higher the number, the greater the exposure.
For example, + 0.3 lets in more light than -0.3.
Darker (-)
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0
Brighter (+)
Select the record mode by pressing the MODE button. page 29
1.
Touch the Menu (
“Super C.Nite.”
2.
Touch the desired submenu item.
3.
) tab Super C.Nite
OFF
Normal
1/1
To exit the menu, touch the Exit
( ) or Return (
) tab.
Off
SUPER
Super
Submenu items
• Off: Disables the function.
• Normal ( ): The shutter opens for 1/60 of a second in the normal
mode and automatically switches to open for 1/30 of a second in a
dark place. Use this function to get bright images in a dark place.
• Super ( ): The shutter opens for 1/15 of a second regardless of
surrounding conditions. Use this function to get bright images in a
darker place.
SUPER
Advanced recording
Focusing manually during recording
Focus
The camcorder usually focuses on a subject automatically (auto
focus). When you turn the camcorder on, focus is always set to
automatic. You can also set the focus manually.
Select the record mode by pressing the MODE button. page 29
1.
2.
3.
Touch the Menu (
“Focus."
) tab Focus
Auto
Touch the desired submenu item.
Manual
1/1
Touch Point
Your camcorder automatically focuses a subject from close-up to
infinity. However, the camcorder may not focus correctly, depending
on the recording conditions. If it does not focus correctly, use the
manual focus mode. To adjust the focus, place and hold your finger
) for a nearer subject, and on the (
) tab for a
on the (
farther subject.
• The nearer or farther icon ( / ) appears in the center when
focus adjustment reaches the end.
• The camcorder applies the adjusted value right after you touch
) or (
) tab.
the (
To exit the menu, touch the Exit
( ) or Return (
) tab.
Manual
Submenu items
• Auto: In most situations, it is better to use the automatic focus
feature, as it lets you concentrate on the creative side of
your recording.
• Manual ( ): You may need to focus manually under conditions
in which automatic focusing is difficult or unreliable.
) or (
) tab to adjust the focus.
Touch (
• Touch Point ( ): To focus on a subject shown on the LCD
screen, simply touch the subject on the screen.
Manual
10CM
10CM
<Nearer subject>
<Farther subject>
Scenes to set focus manually for
• Scenes containing several objects, some close to the camcorder,
others farther away.
• Scenes with a person enveloped in fog or surrounded by snow.
• Scenes which contain very shiny or glossy surfaces such as that
of a car.
• Scenes with people or objects moving constantly or quickly such
as athletic events or crowd scenes.
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Examples of 9 Digital Effect options
Using the touch point function
Using the Touch Point function,
you can have the camcorder focus
on a small section of the picture.
You get the camcorder to focus on
a particular point by touching the
desired point on the LCD screen.
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To activate the touch point with a long touch
You can activate touch point by lightly pressing a particular point on
the LCD screen for about 2 seconds.
• The Auto Focus (AF) setting is useful when you operate the zoom
function because you might not be able to keep accurate focus after
the zoom ratio has been changed.
• In the manual focus setting menu screen, you can access auto focus
) tab on the screen. You can return to manual
by touching the AF (
focus by touching the manual focusing tabs.
• If you have enabled the Touch Point function, you can reset the
) tab on the LCD screen.
focus to Auto by touching the AF (
Digital Effect
Using the Digital Effect function gives your recording a creative look.
Select the record mode by pressing the MODE button. page 29
1.
Touch the Menu (
“Digital Effect.”
) tab Digital Effect
Off
2.
3.
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Touch the desired submenu item.
Black & White
1/3
To exit the menu, touch the Exit
( ) or Return (
) tab.
Sepia
Negative
Off
Without any Digital
Effect, the image
retains a normal,
natural look.
Black & White
( )
This mode
changes the image
to black and white.
Sepia ( )
This mode gives
the image an oldtime, reddish
brown look.
Negative ( )
This mode
reverses the
colors, creating a
negative image.
Art ( )
This mode helps
adjust for facial
imperfections.
Ghost ( )
This mode helps
the image have
afterimage effect
like ghosts moving
around.
Dazzle ( 02 )
This mode
changes the
images brighter by
raising Saturation.
Noir ( 03 )
This mode
changes the
images impressive
by highlight
contrast.
Western ( 04 )
The mode change
the image to faded
and old film look.
Advanced recording
Fader
Recording a video with Fade effect
You can give your recording a professional look by using special
effects such as fade in at the beginning of a sequence or fade out at
the end of a sequence.
1.
Touch the Menu (
2.
Touch the desired submenu item.
3.
To exit the menu, touch the Exit
( ) or Return (
) tab.
) tab “Fader.”
Fade in
With “Fader” set to “In,” press the Recording start/stop button. The
recording starts with a dark screen, and then the image and sound
fade in.
Fade out
Fader
Off
In
1/1
Out
In-Out
With “Fader” set to “Out,” press the Recording start/stop button
to stop recording. The image and sound fade out, the screen goes
black, and then the recording stops.
Fade in-out
With “Fader” set to “In-Out,” press the Recording start/stop button.
The recording starts with a dark screen, and then the image and
sound fade in.
To stop recording, press the Recording start/stop button.
The image and sound fade out, the screen goes black, and then the
recording stops.
Submenu items
•
•
•
•
Off: Disables the function
In ( ): As soon as you start recording, the recording fades in.
Out ( ): When the recording is done, it fades out.
In-Out ( ): When you start or stop recording, the
recording fades in or fades out accordingly.
Fade In (Approx.3 seconds)
Fade Out (Approx. 3 seconds)
The camcorder automatically turns the Fader function off after it has
been used once. You must reset it each time you want to use it.
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Tele Macro
Cont. Shot
Using the Tele Macro function, you can get close up images which
are created by focusing on a small portion of a large object at a tele
angle. It is useful to get close up images of flowers or insects etc.
The Continuous Shot function lets you capture up to eight photos in
rapid succession to give you more photo-taking opportunities when
recording moving subjects.
Select the record mode by pressing the MODE button. page 29
Select the record mode by pressing the MODE button. page 29
1.
2.
3.
Touch the Menu (
“Tele Macro.”
) tab Tele Macro
Off
Touch the desired submenu item.
On
1/1
To exit the menu, touch the Exit
( ) or Return (
) tab.
Submenu items
• Off: Disables the function.
• On ( ): You can focus on a small portion of a large object
at a tele angle.
• When recording in Tele Macro mode, the focus speed may be
lowered.
• Use a tripod (not supplied) to prevent camcorder 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.
• If you cannot get proper focus, move the Zoom lever to W(Wide) slowly
and adjust the distance to the subject.
• When using the zoom to telephoto in the Tele Macro mode, the
minimum distance you can have between the camcorder and subject
is 50 cm.
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1.
Touch the Menu (
“Cont. Shot.”
2.
Touch the desired submenu item.
) tab Cont. Shot
Off
3.
On
1/1
To exit the menu, touch the Exit
( ) or Return (
) tab.
Submenu items
• Off: The camcorder records only one photo image.
• On (
): When you press the PHOTO /
(My Clip)
button, the camcorder can take up to 8 photos in
one second.
• If an error occurs (Card full, etc.) during continuous shot, the
recording stops and an error message appears.
• When “Cont. Shot” is “On,” the camcorder fixes the photo resolution
at 1920x1080.
Advanced recording
Wind Cut
Digital Zoom
Using the Wind Cut function, you can reduce wind noise when
recording sound using the internal microphone.
The digital zoom enables higher zoom magnification than the optical
zoom. Digital zoom can electronically magnify an image created by
the optical lens up to 300 times.
Select the record mode by pressing the MODE button. page 29
Select the record mode by pressing the MODE button. page 29
1.
Touch the Menu (
“Wind Cut.”
) tab Wind Cut
Off
2.
3.
Touch the desired submenu item.
On
1/1
To exit the menu, touch the Exit
( ) or Return (
) tab.
1.
Touch the Menu (
“Digital Zoom.”
2.
Touch the desired submenu item.
3.
) tab Off
To exit the menu, touch the Exit
( ) or Return (
) tab.
On
1/1
STBY
Submenu items
• Off: Disables the function.
• On ( ): Reduces wind noise when recording sound using
the internal microphone.
Digital Zoom
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The right side of the bar shows the digital
zooming zone. The zooming zone appears
when you move the zoom lever.
Using the Wind Cut function also removes some low frequency sound
with the wind noise.
Submenu items
• Off : Disables Digital Zoom.
• On : Enables higher digital zoom magnification.
When you use the digital zoom, the camcorder processes the image
digitally more than in the optical zoom mode. As a result, the image
resolution may deteriorate.
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Self Timer
Art Time Lapse REC
When you enable the self-timer, there is a time delay of 10 seconds
before recording starts.
You can record videos or take photos of yourself.
Using the Art Time Lapse function, you can set the camcorder
to add emotion and something different experience on a dry and
boring time lapse video.
Select the record mode by pressing the MODE button. page 29
1.
2.
3.
Touch the Menu (
“Self Timer.”
) tab 1.
Self Timer
OFF
Touch the desired submenu item.
Select the record mode by pressing the MODE button. page 29
Off
10 Sec
1/1
To exit the menu, touch the Exit
( ) or Return (
) tab.
Touch the Menu (
) tab “Art
Time Lapse REC.”
• The menu screen appears.
Art Time Lapse REC
Off
Normal
2.
Touch the desired submenu.
3.
Touch the desired items (Interval,
Rec Limit) and then touch the up
) or down (
) tab to set the
(
values.
1/2
Jumping
Zooming
Art Time Lapse REC
Submenu items
• Off: Disables the Self Timer.
• 10 Sec ( ): There is a time delay of 10 seconds after you
press the Record Start/Stop or PHOTO /
(My Clip) button.
The camcorder automatically turns the Self Timer function off after it has
been used once. You must turn it on each time you want to use it.
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Interval
:
0.5 Sec
Zoom
:
in
[HD] 720 60P SF
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4.
Touch the (
5.
To exit the menu, touch the Exit (
6.
After setting the Art Time Lapse
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1Sec/24Hr
Art
Time
Lapse
Recording
start/stop button.
• The Art Time Lapse REC starts.
• Art Time Lapse REC only
supports the [HD]720/60P
resolution and Super Fine
quality.
• Press the Recording start/stop button if you want to stop
the Art Time Lapse mode.
) tab to finish the setting.
) or Return (
Icon
) tab.
Description
Normal: Set to record frames at an interval that you define.
• Interval: An image of a scene is captured once every 0.1,
0.5, 1, 3, or 5 seconds.
Jumping: Set to record frames of a jumping time lapse video at
an interval that you define.
• Interval: The scene is recorded for 3 seconds in every 1, 3,
5, 10, or 20 seconds. Audio is also recorded.
Zooming: Set a zoom effect for a time lapse video.
• Interval: An image of a scene is captured once every 0.1,
0.5, 1, 3, or 5 seconds.
• Zoom: Adds the zoom in/out effect to a time lapse video.
Panning: Set a panning effect for a time lapse video.
• Interval: An image of a scene is captured once every 0.1,
0.5, 1, 3, or 5 seconds.
• Direction: Adds the panning effect (left/right/up/down) to a
time lapse video.
Zooming + Panning: Set a zoom and panning effect to add
them simultaneously.
• Interval: An image of a scene is captured once every 0.1,
0.5, 1, 3, or 5 seconds.
• Direction: Adds the panning effect (left/right/up/down) to a
time lapse video.
• Zoom: Adds the zoom in/out effect to a time lapse video.
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Example of Art Time Lapse recording
Total time for recording
Recording interval
Timeline
Time for recording on the
storage media (a video clip of
Art Time Lapse REC)
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The Art Time Lapse function records image frames at a
predefined interval over the total recording time to produce a
time-lapse video.
Art Time Lapse is useful for filming the following subjects:
• Blooming flowers
• A bird building a nest
• Clouds rolling by in the sky
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• During Art Time Lapse recording, the Super C.Nite function does not work.
• Art Time Lapse recording is turned off once recording is finished. To start another Art Time Lapse mode, repeat steps 1 to 7.
• 30 captured images compose a video of 1 second length. Since the minimum length of a video that your camcorder can save is one second, the
interval defines the total minimum recording time for the Art Time Lapse mode. For example, if you set the interval to 5 Sec, you need to set the
recording time for the Art Time Lapse mode to at least 2 minutes and 30 seconds to record a minimum video length of 1 second (30 images).
• You cannot pause recording during Time lapse recording.
• Audio is not recorded during Art Time Lapse recording. (Audio is recorded only during Jumping recording in Art Time Lapse mode.)
• The maximum video file size is 1.8GB. When a video file exceeds 1.8GB, a new video file is created automatically.
• We recommend using the power adaptor instead of the battery for Art Time Lapse.
• If the battery charge is exhausted during Art Time Lapse recording, the camcorder saves recording up to that point and switches to standby mode.
After a while, it displays a warning message, and then turns off automatically.
• If the storage media becomes full during Art Time Lapse recording, the camcorder switches to the standby mode after saving the recording up to the
maximum memory available.
• Art time lapse Recording will automatically terminate after 72 hours.
Advanced recording
Quick View
Deleting files after Quick View
Using the Quick View function, you can view the most recently
recorded video or photo images immediately after you have
recorded them.
Select the record mode by pressing the MODE button. page 29
If you touch the delete (
viewing is deleted.
) tab during Quick View, the file you are
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Quick View
1.
Touch the Menu (
“Quick View.”
2.
Touch the desired submenu item.
3.
To exit the menu, touch the Exit
( ) or Return (
) tab.
) tab Quick View
Off
On
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Submenu items
• Off: Quick View ( ) icon does not appear on the screen
after you finish the recording.
• On: Quick View ( ) icon appears on the screen as soon
as you finish the recording. Touch the Quick View
icon to view the most recent video or photo you have
recorded. After the Quick View is completed, your
camcorder switches back to the standby mode.
• The Quick View function is not available under the following
conditions:
- If the mode has been changed after the recording
- If the USB cable is connected to the camcorder.
- If the camcorder has been restarted after the recording
- After playing Quick View
• For photos recorded with “Cont. Shot,” only the last file in the
sequence is displayed.
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Advanced playback
Guideline
Play Option
This camcorder provides 3 types of guidelines to help you to set a
balanced image composition on the screen.
You can select a specific video playback option.
Select the Play (
) tab on the LCD screen to select the Video play
( HD / SD ) mode. page 45
Select the record mode by pressing the MODE button. page 29
1.
2.
Touch the Menu (
“Guideline.”
) tab Off
Touch the desired guideline
according to the subject.
• The selected guideline
appears on the screen.
3.
Guideline
STBY
00:00:00
1.
Touch the Menu (
“Play Option.”
2.
Touch the desired submenu item.
3.
To exit the menu, touch the Exit
( ) or Return (
) tab.
) tab Play Option
Play All
Play One
1/1
Repeat All
Repeat One
[307Min]
9999
To exit the menu, touch the Exit
( ) or Return (
) tab.
Submenu items
Submenu items
• Off: Disables the function.
: Placing the subject at the center cross point puts the
•
subject in the middle of the frame.
: Positioning subjects within the Safety Zone rectangle
•
ensures they will be recorded.
: For recording multiple subjects. Putting subjects at or
•
near the grid cross points creates a balanced
composition.
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• Positioning a subject at the cross point of a guideline provides a
balanced composition.
• Guidelines are not recorded.
• Play All (
): Plays video clips in succession starting
from a video you select and ending at the
last video you recorded, then returns to the
thumbnail index view.
• Play One ( ): Plays the selected video once, and then
returns to the thumbnail view.
• Repeat All ( ): Plays all the video clips repeatedly until
) tab.
you touch the Return (
• Repeat One ( ): Plays one selected video repeatedly until
) tab.
you touch the Return (
Advanced playback
Highlight
Highlight playback time to the duration of a video
The Highlight function plays a portion of each recorded video at
random.
Select the Play (
) tab on the LCD screen to select the Video play
( HD / SD ) mode. page 45
1.
Touch the Menu (
“Highlight.”
2.
Touch the desired submenu item.
3.
) tab. Highlight
Video Duration
Full playback
5 to 30 sec.
Plays 5 seconds at random.
30 sec. to 5 min.
Plays 5 seconds of each 30 second
section at random.
5 min. to 10 min.
Plays 11 seconds of each 2 minute
section at random.
Over 10 min.
Plays 15 seconds of each 3 minute
section at random.
Recent
All
Highlight playback time
Less than 5 sec.
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To exit the menu, touch the Exit
( ) or Return (
) tab.
Submenu items
• Recent ( ): Plays a portion of all videos created within the
last 24 hours.
• All ( ): Plays a portion of all video files.
• lf you run the Highlight function in the date thumbnail display,
Highlight plays random portions of all the files in the selected date
set.
• In the Highlight play mode, you can adjust the volume by touching
the screen. You can also cancel the playback.
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Advanced playback
Slide Show Option
File Info
You can set the play options for the slide show with the slide show
setting menus.
You can see the image information for all images.
Select the Play (
mode. page 45
1.
2.
3.
) tab on the LCD screen to select the photo (
Touch the Menu (
) tab. “Slide Show Option.”
Touch the desired submenu item
)/(
) tab to
and touch the (
set the value you want.
To exit the menu, touch the Exit (
1.
Touch the Menu (
“File Info.”
2.
Select the file you want to view
the file information for.
• The information of the selected
file appears.
Slide Show Option
Interval
:
1 Sec
Music
:
On
Effect
:
On
) or Return (
) tab.
Submenu items
• Interval: Continuously plays back photos at the interval you
select. You can choose 1 sec. or 3 sec.
• Music: You can turn the internal background music on
or off. This camcorder has 7 default background
melodies stored in the boot-up flash memory. When
music is On, starting a slide show starts the play
back of the 7 melodies in shuffle mode.
• Effect: Continuously plays back photos using the fade in /
out effect to transition between images.
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Select the Play (
) tab on the LCD screen to select the Video play
) mode. page 45
( HD / SD ) or Photo play (
)
3.
) tab To exit the menu, touch the Return (
File Info
100VIDEO
HDV_0017.MP4
Date
Duration
: JAN.01.2012
: 00:00:05
Size
Resolution
: 9.56MB
: 1080 60i F
) tab.
Editing files
Delete
Submenu items
You can erase your recordings one by one or all at once.
• Insert a memory card. page 34
• Set the appropriate storage media. (HMX-H405 only)
page 33
• Touch the Play (
) tab on the LCD screen to select the play
mode. page 45
1.
2.
Touch the HD ( HD ),
SD ( SD ), or Photo (
) tab.
• Videos or photos appear as
thumbnails.
Touch the Menu (
) tab “Delete” touch the desired
submenu item.
• If you touch “Select Files,”
you will see image thumbnails.
Go to Step 3.
• If you touch “All Files,” you
will see the message that
corresponds to that option.
Go to Step 4.
Delete
• Select Files: Deletes individual images.
Touch the images you want to delete. The indicator
( ) is displayed on the selected images. Touching the
thumbnail image toggles the image between being
selected for deletion ( ) or not selected.
) tab. The selected images are deleted.
Touch the (
• All Files: Deletes all images.
Select Files
All Files
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• Deleted images cannot be recovered.
• Do not eject a memory card or power off the camcorder while
deleting videos or photos recorded on the storage media. Doing so
may damage the storage media or data.
Delete
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Remain:3.62GB
3.
Touch the files you want to delete. After you have selected all
the files you want to delete, touch the (
) tab. Go to Step 4.
• See Submenu items below for additional details.
4.
Touch “Yes.”
• If you selected “All Files,” the camcorder deletes all the files
in the storage media, except for those that are protected.
• If you selected “Select Files,” the camcorder deletes the files
you selected.
• You can also operate this function in the full and single image display
modes.
• To protect important images from accidental erasure, activate the
image protection function in advance. page 73
• You cannot delete protected files. Cancel the protect function first.
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• If the write protection tab on the memory card is set to lock, you
cannot delete images.
• The delete function does not work if the battery charge is insufficient.
We recommend you use the AC adaptor to ensure the camera has
continuous power when deleting.
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Editing files
Delete My Clip
My Clip Creation
You can delete the My Clip tags from a video tagged as ‘My Clip’.
You can extract the exciting scenes tagged as ‘My Clip’ from a
video and create one file with them.
• Insert a memory card. page 34
• Set the appropriate storage media. (HMX-H405 only) page 33
) tab on the LCD screen to select the Video play
• Select the Play (
( HD / SD ) mode. page 45
1.
Touch a thumbnail tagged as
My Clip ( ).
2.
Touch the Menu (
) tab “Delete My Clip.”
Touch “Yes.”
• The camcorder will delete all
My Clip tags from the video.
3.
Play Option
• Insert a memory card. page 34
• Set the appropriate storage media. (HMX-H405 only) page 33
• Select the Play (
) tab on the LCD screen to select the Video play
( HD / SD ) mode. page 45
1.
Press the PHOTO / (My Clip)
button in the video thumbnail
view.
2.
Touch the desired submenu item.
Highlight
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Delete
Delete My Clip
My Clip
Creation Start
Preview
Submenu items
• Creation Start: Combines the tagged scenes sequentially,
saves and locates it as a video at the last file position on the
video thumbnail view.
• Preview: Previews the tagged scenes sequentially.
• While previewing the scenes tagged as ‘My Clip’, you cannot drag
the progressive bar on the LCD screen.
• If there is not enough storage space available in the media storage to
create new files from tagged videos tagged as ‘My Clip’ the Creation
Start tab will be dimmed.
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Protect
You can protect important recordings from accidental erasure. The
protected videos and photos cannot be deleted unless you format
the memory card or cancel the protection.
• Insert a memory card. page 34
• Set the appropriate storage media. (HMX-H405 only) page 33
• Touch the Play (
) tab on the LCD screen to select the play
mode. page 45
1.
Touch the HD ( HD ), SD
( SD ), or Photo (
) tab.
• Videos or photos appear as
thumbnails.
Protect
Select Files
All On
1/1
2.
3.
4.
All Off
Touch the Menu (
) tab Protect
“Protect” touch the desired
submenu item.
• If you touch “Select Files,”
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you will see image thumbnails.
Go to Step 3.
• If you touch “All Files,” you will
see the message that corresponds to that option. Go to Step 4.
Touch the files you want to protect. After you have selected all
the files you want to protect, touch the (
) tab. Go to Step 4.
• See Submenu items below for additional details.
Touch “Yes.”
• If you selected “All On,” the ( ) indicator appears on all files.
• If you selected “All Off,” the ( ) indicator disappears from all
protected files.
• If you selected “Select Files,” the indicator appears on the
files you selected for protection and disappears from the files
you removed protection from.
Submenu items
• Select Files: Protects individual images.
Touch the images to protect from erasure.
The ( ) indicator appears on the selected images.
Touching the thumbnail image toggles the image between
being selected ( ) or not selected.
) tab.
Touch the (
• All On: Protects all images.
• All Off: Turns off protection on all protected images all at
once.
• You can also operate this function in the full and single image display
modes.
• If the write protection tab on the memory card is set to lock, you
cannot set this function. page 35
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Editing files
Copy (HMX-H405 only)
Submenu items
Videos and photos stored in the internal memory can be copied to
the external flash memory card. Copying to the memory card does
not delete the originals in the internal memory.
• Insert a memory card. page 34
• Touch the Play tab (
) on the LCD screen to select the play
mode. page 45
1.
Touch the HD ( HD ), SD ( SD )
or Photo (
) tab.
• Videos or photos appear as
thumbnails.
Copy
Select Files
All Files
1/1
2.
Touch the Menu (
“Copy.”
3.
Touch the desired submenu item.
4.
The message that correpsponds to
the selected option appears. Touch
“Yes.”
• The selected images are
copied.
) tab Copy
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Remain:2GB
Remaining free space in the
destination memory card
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• Select Files: Copy individual images.
Touch the images you want to copy.
The ( ) indicator is displayed on the selected
images. Touching the thumbnail image toggles
the image between being selected ( ) or not
) tab. The selected
selected. Touch the (
images are copied.
• All Files: Copy all images.
• You can also operate this function in the full and single image display
mode.
• If the write protection tab on the memory card is set to lock, you
cannot copy the images. page 35
• You cannot copy a file if the memory card has insufficient free space.
Remove unnecessary files before proceeding. page 103
• The copy function does not work if the battery charge is insufficient.
We recommend you use the AC adaptor to ensure the camera has
continuous power when copying.
Editing files
Divide
You can divide a video into two, and easily delete a section you
no longer need. As this function edits the original file, make sure to
back up the original before dividing it.
• Insert a memory card. page 34
• Set the appropriate storage media. (HMX-H405 only)
page 33
) tab on the LCD screen to select the Video play
• Select the Play (
( HD / SD ) mode. page 45
1.
Touch the Menu (
“Edit” “Divide.”
2.
Touch the video you want to edit.
• The selected video is displayed
as paused.
3.
Search for the point of division by
touching the playback
control tabs.
• Playback control tabs:
/
/
/
/
/
) tab Edit
Divide
Combine
1/1
Do not eject a memory card or power off the camcorder while editing
a video recorded on the storage media. Doing so may damage the
storage media or data.
• You can also operate this function in the full and single image display
modes.
). Cancel the protect
• You cannot divide files that are protected (
function first. page 73
• The divided video may drift before or after the division point by
approximately 2 seconds.
• The Divide function is not available under the following conditions:
- If the total recorded time of the video is less than 6 seconds.
- If you try to divide sections without leaving 3 seconds at the
beginning and the end.
- If the remaining memory space on your memory card is less than
15MB.
- When the number of files on the card reaches 9999.
• You cannot divide photos.
• When you divide a video with My Clip tags, the My Clip tags
disappear.
• You cannot divide a video recorded in Art Time Lapse mode.
00:00:25/00:00:50
100_0013
Divide
4.
Touch the pause (
) tab at the
point of division, and then touch
) tab.
the Cutting (
• A message appears asking for your confirmation.
5.
Touch “Yes.”
• The video you selected is divided into two video clips.
• The second clip of the divided video is displayed as the last
thumbnail.
• After the division, you can partially delete an unnecessary
section or combine it with other videos.
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Editing files
Combine
You can combine two different videos. As this function edits the
original files, make sure to back up the original files before combining
them.
• Insert a memory card. page 34
• Set the appropriate storage media.(HMX-H405 only)
page 33
) tab on the LCD screen to select the Video play
• Select the Play (
( HD / SD ) mode. page 45
1.
Touch the Menu (
) tab “Edit” “Combine.”
2.
Touch the video thumbnails of
the videos you want to combine
in the order you want them
combined.
• The (
) indicator and the
order number appear on the
selected videos. Touching
the video thumbnail toggles a
video between being selected
) or not selected.
(
• The (
) indicator does not
appear if the video files have
different resolutions.
Edit
Divide
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Combine
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Combine
1
3/3
3.
Touch the (
) tab.
• A message appears asking for your confirmation.
4.
Touch “Yes.”
• The camcorder combines the video files you selected in the
order you designated, and then stores the combined videos
as a single video file.
Do not eject a memory card or power off the camcorder while editing a
video recorded on the memory card. Doing so may damage the storage
media or data.
). Cancel the
• You cannot combine files that are protected (
protect function first. page 73
• The original videos are not preserved.
• The Combine function is not available under the following conditions:
- If the Videos are in different resolution formats. For example,
videos recorded at “Video Resolution: 1080/60i” and “Video
Resolution: 720/60p” cannot be combined.
- If the file size of the combined videos exceeds 1.8 GB.
- If the remaining memory space on your memory card is less than
15MB.
- If a video’s file format is not supported by the camcorder.
- When the camcorder is playing a video file.
• When you combine a video with My Clip tags, the My Clip tags
disappear.
• You cannot combine a video recorded in Art Time Lapse mode.
System setting
SETTING MENU ITEMS
• Refer to page 50 for setting menus.
• For item operation details, go to the page number listed in the table under Page.
Items
Storage Type*
Storage Info*
Card Info**
File No.
Time Zone
Date/Time Set
Date Type
Time Type
Date/Time Display
Auto LCD Off
Beep Sound
Shutter Sound
Auto Power Off
Quick On STBY
PC Software
USB Connect
HDMI TV Out
TV Connect Guide
TV Display
Format
Default Set
Language
Demo
Anynet+(HDMI-CEC)
•
•
•
•
Default value
Internal Memory
Series
Home
JAN/01/2012 12:00 AM (Summer Time : Off)
JAN/01/2012
12 Hr
Off
On
On
On
5 Min
Off
On
Mass Storage
Auto
On
English
On
On
Menu options and default values may be changed without prior notice.
The time type may change depending on the language you selected.
Items marked with * are available only with HMX-H405 model.
Items marked with ** are available only with HMX-H400, HMX-H430, HMX-H440 models.
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System setting
Storage Type (HMX-H405 only)
Card Info (HMX-H400, HMX-H430, HMX-H440 only)
You can record videos and photos on the internal memory or a
memory card.
Select the desired storage media before starting recording or
playback. page 33
This function shows you the storage information of the memory
card, such as used memory space, available memory space, etc.
Storage Info (HMX-H405 only)
Insert a memory card. page 34
1.
Touch the Menu (
)
Card Info
Setting ( ) tab “Card Info.”
• Used: 40.5MB
• Free: 30.8GB
• Used memory space,
[HD]1080/60i
available memory space,
Super Fine : 253Min
Fine
: 307Min
and recordable time
Normal
: 390Min
appear. Available space and
recordable time depend on
the video resolution you’ve selected.
2.
To exit the menu, touch the Return (
This function shows you the storage information of the selected
storage media, such as used and available memory space, etc.
Insert a memory card in the camcorder before viewing the storage
information.
1.
Touch the Menu (
) Setting
( ) tab “Storage Info.”
Storage Info
Internal Memory
2.
3.
Card
Touch the desired submenu item.
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• Use memory space,
available memory space,
and recordable time
appears. Available space
and recordable time depend on the video resolution you’ve
selected.
To exit the menu, touch the Exit (
) or Return (
) tab.
Submenu items
• Internal Memory: Displays the storage information of the
internal memory.
• Card: Displays the storage information of the memory card.
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) tab.
System setting
File No.
Time Zone
File names (numbers) are assigned to recorded images according to
the numbering option you select.
You can set the clock to the local time when using your camcorder
in a different time zone.
1.
Touch the Menu (
)
Setting ( ) tab “File No.”
2.
Touch the desired submenu item.
3.
Setting the local time
File No.
Series
Reset
1.
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To exit the menu, touch the Exit
) tab.
( ) or Return (
Submenu items
• Series: Assigns file numbers in a continuous sequence
even after you replace or format the storage media or delete
all files. Each file is given a unique file number that allows
convenient image management on a PC.
• Reset: Resets the file number to 0001 after you format the
memory card, delete all files, or insert a new memory card.
When you set “File No.” to “Series,” the camcorder assigns each file a
different number to avoid duplicating file names. This is useful when you
want to manage your files on a computer.
Touch the Menu (
) tab Setting ( ) tab “Time Zone”
“Visit.”
Time Zone
Home
Visit
2.
Touch the left (
) or the right
(
) tab to select the visited
area.
3.
Touch the (
) tab when the
time zone setting is complete.
• The camcorder does not apply
the time zone you set if you
finish the setting by touching
the (
) tab without touching
) tab.
the (
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Visit
London,Lisbon
[HOME 00:00] JAN/01/2012 12:00AM
Submenu items
• Home: The camcorder displays the time according to your
settings on the Date/Time Set menu. Select Home when
using the camcorder for the first time or when returning the
clock to your hometown date/time setting.
• Visit ( ): When you visit a local in a different time zone,
the Visit function allows you to use the local time without
changing your hometown time setting. The camcorder
adjusts the clock in accordance with the time difference
between the two locations.
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System setting
Time Type
Date/Time Set
By setting the date and time, you
can display the date and time of the
recording during playback.
page 31
You can set the display format for the time.
Date/Time Set
Month
Day
JAN /
Hr
12
01
Year
/ 2012
1.
Touch the Menu (
) Setting
( ) tab “Time Type.”
2.
Touch the desired display option.
Min
:
00
AM
12 Hr
3.
Date Type
You can set the display format for
the date.
Time Type
24 Hr
1/1
To exit the menu, touch the Exit
( ) or Return (
) tab.
Date Type
2012/01/01
1.
Touch the Menu (
) Setting
( ) tab “Date Type.”
JAN/01/2012
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01/JAN/2012
01/01/2012
2.
Touch the desired submenu item.
3.
To exit the menu, touch the Exit (
) or Return (
Submenu items
• 12Hr: Displays the time information in 12 hour units.
• 24Hr: Displays the time information in 24 hour units.
) tab.
This function depends on the “Date/Time Display” setting. page 81
Submenu items
• 2012/01/01: Displays the date in the year/month (two-digit)/
day format.
• JAN/01/2012: Displays the date in the month/day/year
format.
• 01/JAN/2012: Displays the date in the day/month/year
format.
• 01/01/2012: Displays the date in the day/month (two-digit)/
year format.
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This function depends on the “Date/Time Display” setting. page 81
System setting
Date/Time Display
You can set whether or not the date and/or time are displayed on
the LCD screen.
Before you use the “Date/Time Display” function, you must set the
date and time. page 31
1.
Touch the Menu (
Display.”
2.
Touch the desired submenu item.
3.
To exit the menu, touch the Exit
( ) or Return (
) tab.
) Setting (
the LCD screen according to
the selected option.
Off: Current date/time information is not displayed.
Date: Displays the current date.
Time: Displays the current time.
Date & Time: Displays the current date and time.
) tab “Date/Time
Date/Time Display
Off
Date
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• The date/time is displayed on
Submenu items
•
•
•
•
• The date/time will read “JAN/01/2012 12:00 AM” in the following
case:
- When the internal rechargeable battery is depleted.
• This function depends on the “Date Type” and “Time Type” setting.
page 80
Time
Date & Time
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System setting
Auto LCD Off
To reduce power consumption, the camcorder automatically dims
the brightness of the LCD screen if the camcorder is idle for a period
of time.
1.
Touch the Menu (
) Setting
( ) tab “Auto LCD Off.”
2.
Touch the desired submenu item.
STBY 00:00:00
[307Min]
9999
STBY 00:00:00
0
0:00
After 2 minutes
[307Min]
9999
999
999
Auto LCD Off
Off
3.
On
<In the STBY mode>
<LCD screen is darkened>
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To exit the menu, touch the Exit
( ) or Return (
) tab.
00:00:20
[307Min]
00:00:20
2
20
[307Min]
After 5 minutes
Submenu items
<During recording>
• Off: Disables the function.
• On: When the camcorder is idle for more than 2 minutes
in the STBY mode, or for more than 5 minutes when
recording a video, the power saving mode starts by
dimming the LCD screen.
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<LCD screen is darkened>
• When the “Auto LCD Off” function is enabled, you can press any
button on the camcorder to return LCD brightness to normal.
• Auto LCD Off is disabled in the following cases:
- If the AC power adaptor is connected.
- While the Demo function is in operation.
- When the camcorder has a cable connection (Audio/Video cable,
HDMI cable, etc.).
System setting
Beep Sound
Shutter Sound
The Beep Sound function lets you control whether a beep sounds
when you touch certain buttons on the screen.
The Shutter Sound function lets you turn the shutter sound that
plays when you press the PHOTO /
(My Clip) button on or off.
1.
1.
Touch the Menu (
) Setting
( ) tab “Shutter Sound.”
2.
Touch the desired submenu item.
2.
3.
Touch the Menu (
) Setting
( ) tab “Beep Sound.”
Beep Sound
Shutter Sound
Off
Off
Touch the desired submenu item.
On
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To exit, touch the Exit ( ) or
Return (
) tab until the menu
disappears.
Submenu items
• Off: Disables the function.
• On: You will hear a beep when pressing buttons or tabs
such as the Power ( ) button or Recording start/
stop button.
The Beep Sound is canceled in the following cases:
- During recording and playback.
- When the camcorder has a cable connection (Audio/Video cable,
HDMI cable, etc.).
3.
On
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To exit the menu, touch the Exit
( ) or Return (
) tab.
Submenu items
• Off: Disables the function.
• On: You will hear the shutter sound when you press the
PHOTO /
(My Clip) button.
The camcorder does not make the shutter sound:
- If you press the PHOTO /
(My Clip) button during video
recording.
- When the camcorder has a cable connection (Audio/Video cable,
HDMI cable, etc.).
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System setting
Auto Power Off
Quick On STBY
You can set your camcorder to turn off automatically if it is idle for 5
minutes without an operation. This function prevents unnecessary
power consumption.
When you are going to record frequently for an extended time, use
the Quick On STBY function to reduce energy consumption and
battery drain.
With the Quick On STBY function On, closing the LCD screen starts
Quick On STBY.
1.
Touch the Menu (
) Setting
( ) tab “Auto Power Off.”
2.
Touch the desired submenu item.
Auto Power Off
Off
3.
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To exit the menu, touch the Exit
( ) or Return (
) tab.
Submenu items
• Off: Disables the function.
• 5 Min: The camcorder turns off if idle for 5 minutes without
an operation.
• Auto Power Off does not work in the following situations:
- When the camcorder has a cable connection. (USB cable, AC
power adaptor, etc.)
- While the Demo function is in operation.
- While you are recording, playing (except pause), or running a
photo slide show.
• To turn the camcorder on again, press the Power ( ) button.
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1.
Touch the Menu (
) Setting
( ) tab “Quick On STBY.”
2.
Touch the desired submenu item.
5 Min
Quick On STBY
Off
3.
5 Min
1/1
To exit the menu, touch the Exit
( ) or Return (
) tab.
System setting
PC Software
Submenu items
• Off: Closing the LCD screen turns off the camcorder.
• 5 Min: Closing the LCD screen starts the Quick On STBY
mode after a short period of time. The camcorder
stays in Quick On STBY mode for 5 minutes and
then turns off unless you open the LCD screen or
push a button.
If you set PC Software to On, you can use the PC software built into
the camcorder (Intelli-studio) by connecting your camcorder to your
PC using the camcorder’s USB cable. You can download the video
and photo images stored on the camcorder to your PC’s hard disk
and edit the videos and photos using the internal PC software.
1.
Touch the Menu (
) Setting
( ) tab “PC Software.”
2.
Touch the desired submenu item.
PC Software
Off
• We recommend turning off the camcorder after use to reduce energy
consumption.
However, as an alternative, you can use the Quick On STBY function
under most shooting conditions to reduce energy consumption
effectively.
• The mode indicator keeps blinking in the Quick On STBY mode.
• The Quick On STBY mode is not available under the following
conditions:
- When the LCD screen is open.
- When a video cable (HDMI, Audio/Video cable) or the USB cable
is connected to the camcorder.
- When you operate the buttons on the camcorder.
3.
On
1/1
To exit the menu, touch the Exit
( ) or Return (
) tab.
Submenu items
• Off: Disables the PC Software function.
• On: The internal editing software starts when you connect
the camcorder to a PC.
• The PC Software function is not available under the following
conditions:
- If “USB Connect” is set to “PictBridge”
• To enable the PC Software function, set “USB Connect” to “Mass
Storage,” in the system setting menu option. page 86
• The PC Software is compatible with the Windows operating systems
only.
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System setting
USB Connect
HDMI TV Out
You can transfer data to a PC or print photos directly by establishing
the correct USB connection.
You can set the HDMI video output to match the TV you have
connected the camcorder to.
1.
Touch the Menu (
) Setting
( ) tab “USB Connect.”
2.
Touch the desired submenu
item.
3.
Using the HDMI cable (not supplied), connect the camcorder to your TV.
page 90
USB Connect
Mass Storage
PictBridge
1.
Touch the Menu (
) Setting
( ) tab “HDMI TV Out.”
2.
Touch the desired submenu item.
1/1
To exit the menu, touch the Exit
( ) or Return (
) tab.
HDMI TV Out
Auto
3.
480p
1/1
To exit the menu, touch the Exit
( ) or Return (
) tab.
Submenu items
• Mass Storage: Connect to a PC to transfer videos or
photos. page 101
• PictBridge: Connect to a PictBridge printer to print photos
directly (when using the PictBridge function).
page 94
Before connecting a USB cable, check whether the current USB mode
is appropriate for the function you want to use.
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Submenu items
• Auto: The video signals are output in the same format
as the recorded file. Use this setting only when
connecting to an HDTV.
• 480p: The recorded file is output in the 720x480p
format. Use this setting only when connecting to
a standard, analog TV which supports Standard
Definition (SD) progressive scan through its the
HDMI jacks.
System setting
TV Connect Guide
TV Display
You can view the TV Connect Guide before you connect the
camcorder to your TV set.
You can enable or disable the On Screen Display (OSD) that appears
on the TV screen when you have connected your camcorder
1.
to a TV.
Touch the Menu (
) tab Setting ( ) tab “TV Connect
Guide.”
TV Connect Guide
HDMI
1.
Touch the Menu (
) Setting
( ) tab “TV Display.”
2.
Touch the desired submenu item.
3.
To exit the menu, touch the Exit
( ) or Return (
) tab.
Composite
2.
Touch the desired submenu item.
• The TV Connect Guide
appears depending on the
selected submenu items.
• Refer to the TV Connect
Guide when you connect your
camcorder to a TV.
1/1
TV Display
Off
On
1/1
TV Connect Guide
Composite
Camcorder
TV
Video
L
3.
Audio
R
To exit the menu, touch the Exit
( ) or Return (
) tab.
<To connect the
Audio/Video cable>
Submenu items
• Off: The OSD (On Screen Display) menus are only shown
on the LCD screen.
• On: The OSD menus are shown on the LCD screen and the
TV screen as well.
Submenu items
• HDMI: Select HDMI when connecting the camcorder to a
TV with an HDMI cable.
• Composite: Select Composite when connecting the
camcorder to a TV with a Video/Audio
(composite) cable.
The thumbnail display and Demo screens are shown on the TV even if
you set “TV Display” to “Off.”
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System setting
Format
Default Set
Use this function if you want to delete all files completely or to
correct problems on the storage media.
You can restore all menu settings to their factory default settings.
Insert a memory card. page 34
1.
2.
Touch the Menu (
)
Setting ( ) tab “Format.”
Touch the desired submenu item.
(HMX-H405 only)
• A message appears asking about
formatting the memory card.
TV Connect Guide
TV Display
5/6
Touch “Yes” “Yes.”
• The format is executed and the formatting message appears.
• Do not remove the storage media or perform any other operation
(such as turning off the power) during formatting. Also, be sure
to use the provided AC power adaptor to power the camcorder
when formatting. The memory card may be corrupted if the battery
becomes exhausted during formatting and the formatting process
stops before the card is completely formatted.
• If the storage media becomes corrupted, format it again.
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• Do not format the storage media on a PC or other device. Make sure
to format the storage media on this camcorder.
• You cannot format a memory card with the protection tab set to
lock. page 35
• If there is no storage media inserted, you cannot select the Format
function, and its name will be dimmed on the menu.
• Formatting completely deletes all files and options on a memory
card, including protected files. By deleting all files and options,
formatting typically corrects problems, enabling stable read/write
speeds and operation.)
TV Display
Format
5/6
Default Set
Touch "Yes" if you want all the
Language
settings returned to the default.
• The Time Zone screen appears after all settings return to their
defaults.
3.
Set the date and time again. page 31
Default Set
Submenu items (HMX-H405 only)
Touch the Menu (
) Setting
( ) tab “Default Set.”
• A message appears asking for
your confirmation.
2.
Format
• Internal Memory: Formats the internal memory.
• Card: Formats the memory card.
3.
1.
• Do not turn off the power while using this function.
• Initializing the camcorder settings to factory defaults does not affect
recorded images.
Language
You can select a language in which
to display the menu and messages.
page 32
Language
English
⦽ǎᨕ
1/8
Français
Deutsch
System setting
Demo
Anynet+(HDMI-CEC)
Demo mode automatically shows you the major functions that are
included with your camcorder so that you may use them more
easily.
This camcorder supports Anynet+. Anynet+ is an AV network
system that lets you control all connected Samsung AV devices with
an Anynet+ supported Samsung TV remote control.
1.
1.
Touch the Menu (
( ) tab “Demo.”
) Setting
Demo
Off
2.
3.
Touch the desired submenu item.
On
1/1
To exit the menu, touch the Exit
( ) or Return (
) tab.
Touch the Menu (
) Setting
( ) tab “Anynet+(HDMICEC).”
Anynet+(HDMI-CEC)
Off
On
2.
Touch the desired submenu item.
3.
To exit the menu, touch the Exit
( ) or Return (
) tab.
1/1
Submenu items
• Off: Disable the Demo function.
• On: Enables the Demo function.
Using the Demo function
You can easily operate demo function touching Menu (
) tab for 5
seconds.
The Demo mode is canceled in the following cases:
- If the LCD screen is touched.
- If you press any button (Recording start/stop, Anti-shake
), SMART AUTO, MODE, PHOTO, etc.).
(OIS), Display (
However, the camcorder enters the Demo mode automatically
after 5 minutes in STBY mode if it is idle for 5 minutes without an
operation. If you don’t want the Demo function to start, set “Demo”
to “Off.”
The Demo function does not operate in the following case:
- If you set “Auto Power Off” to “5 Min” and you are using the battery
to power the camcorder, the Auto Power Off function turns the
camcorder off before Demo can run.
Submenu items
• Off: Disables the function.
• On: The Anynet+ function is enabled.
When the camcorder is connected to an Anynet+
supported TV, you can operate some functions of the
camcorder using the TV’s remote control.
• When you turn on the camcorder and it is connected by an
HDMI cable to a TV that supports Anynet+, the TV automatically
turns on. If you do not want to use the Anynet+ function, set the
“Anynet+(HDMI-CEC)” to “Off.”
• For details on the Anynet+(HDMI-CEC) function, refer to the user
manual of Samsung’s Anynet+ supported TV.
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Connecting to a TV
CONNECTING TO A HIGH DEFINITION TV
WITH HDMI
You can view High Definition (HD) quality videos recorded in HD
resolution on an HDTV using an HDMI connection. This camcorder
supports HDMI output to deliver high-definition video transfer.
• Check if there is an HDMI input jack on your TV.
• Use the AC power adaptor to power the camcorder when you attach
it to a TV.
• Select “HDMI TV Out.” page 86
HDTV
Camcorder
Signal flow
Mini HDMI Cable
Using a mini HDMI cable
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1.
Turn on the camcorder.
• If you do not turn on the camcorder first, the camcorder may
fail to recognize the connected TV.
2.
3.
Connect the camcorder to the TV with a Mini HDMI cable.
4.
Select the playback mode on your camcorder, and then start to
play back videos or photos. pages 46,48
Set the TV’s input or source selector to the HDMI input you’ve
attached the camcorder to.
• Refer to the TV’s instruction manual to see how to select the
TV’s input or source.
Understanding the HDMI cable
HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact
audio/video interface for transmitting uncompressed digital
data.
What is Anynet+ function?
The Anynet+ function lets you control all devices that
support the Anynet + function with the same remote.
You can use the Anynet + function on the camcorder if
the camcorder is connected by an HDMI cable to a TV
that supports Anynet+. For more information, refer to the
Anynet+ supported TV’s user manual.
• When “HDMI TV Out” is set to “Auto,” you can play an SD video file
in HD format.
• This camcorder comes with the “TV Connect Guide” menu function.
If you try to connect the camcorder to a TV and don’t have your
user’s manual, you can use the “TV Connect Guide” menu function
to view connection instructions on the camcorder’s screen.
page 87
• You can use only a C to A type Mini HDMI cable with this camcorder.
• The HDMI jack on the camcorder is for output only.
• If you connect an Anynet+ supported TV to the camcorder with an
HDMI cable, turning on the camcorder may turn the TV’s power on.
(an Anynet+ function) If you don’t want this to occur, set “Anynet+
(HDMI-CEC)” to “Off.” page 89
• Use only HDMI 1.3 cable when connecting to the HDMI jack of
this camcorder. If you use another type of HDMI cable, the screen
display may not work.
Connecting to a TV
CONNECTING TO A REGULAR TV
You can view images recorded with your camcorder on a regular
TV that supports standard definition. This camcorder supports the
composite output for standard definition video transfer.
Connecting an Audio/Video cable for the composite
output
1.
Connect the camcorder to a TV with an Audio/Video cable.
• Turn on the camcorder, and then connect an Audio/Video
cable. If you do not turn on the camcorder first, the camcorder
may fail to recognize the connected TV.
2.
Set the TV’s input or source selector to the input you’ve attached
the camcorder to.
• Refer to the TV’s instruction manual to see how to select the
TV input.
3.
Select the playback mode on your camcorder, and then start to
play back videos or photos. pages 46,48
Use the AC power adaptor to power the camcorder when you connect
it to a TV.
Regular TV
Camcorder
Signal flow
Audio/Video cable
• Make sure you’ve connected the camcorder to the correct input
jacks. The TV screen may not display the right video information if
the camcorder is connected incorrectly.
• When connecting to a TV using the Audio/Video cable, match the
color of the cables to the color of the corresponding jacks.
• Video input may appear green depending on the TV. If this occurs,
connect the yellow plug of the Audio/Video cable to the green jack of
the TV.
• When the camcorder is connected to a TV with more than one type
of cable, the camcorder outputs video signals in the following order
of priority:
- HDMI Audio/Video (composite) output
• This camcorder comes with the “TV Connect Guide” menu function.
If you try to connect the camcorder to a TV and don’t have your
user’s manual, you can use the “TV Connect Guide” menu function
to view connection instructions on the camcorder’s screen.
page 87
• If your TV has one audio jack (mono input), connect the yellow plug
of the Audio/Video cable to the video jack, the white plug to the
audio jack, and leave the red plug unconnected.
• When you connect the camcorder to a TV using the Audio/Video
cable, images recorded in high-definition image quality (1080/60i or
720/60p) are played back in standard definition image quality.
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Connecting to a TV
VIEWING ON A TV SCREEN
Image appearance depends on the TV screen aspect ratio
Recording ratio
Appearance on Wide (16:9) TV
Appearance on 4:3 TV
Images recorded in a 16:9 ratio:
• Video images
• Photo images
• Photo capture images
• Adjust the volume to a moderate level. If the volume is too high, the video may include noise.
• If “TV Display” is set to “Off,” the TV screen does not display the camcorder’s OSD (On Screen Display) menus. page 87
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Dubbing videos
DUBBING TO A VCR OR DVD/HDD
RECORDER
1.
Connect your camcorder to the recording device (VCR or DVD/
HDD recorder) with the Audio/Video cable.
• Connect your camcorder to the input jacks of the recording
device.
• If your recording device has an input selector, set it to the
correct input mode.
2.
Insert the storage device (tape, disc, etc.) into the recording
device.
3.
Start the playback on your camcorder, and record it on the
recording device.
• Refer to the instruction manuals supplied with your recording
device for details.
4.
When dubbing is finished, stop the recording device and your
camcorder.
Videos recorded in this camcorder can be dubbed to a VCR or
DVD/HDD recorders.
• Videos are dubbed to the other recording device via analog data
transfer (composite connection). Use the supplied Audio/Video cable.
• Use the AC power adaptor to power the camcorder when you dub
to a VCR or DVD/HDD recorder.
Camcorder
VCR or DVD/HDD
recorder
Signal flow
Audio/Video cable
• Videos recorded on this camcorder can only be dubbed using
the Audio/Video cable in SD (standard definition) image quality,
regardless of the recording resolution (HD/SD).
• You cannot dub to a recorder with an HDMI cable.
• To copy a video recorded in HD (high definition) image quality, use
the internal software of your camcorder, and copy the video to your
computer. page 97
• Because dubbing is performed via analog data transfer, the image
quality may deteriorate.
• To hide the screen indicators (such as the counter, etc.) on the
screen of the connected monitor device set “TV Display: Off.”
page 87
• To record the date/time, display it on the screen. page 81
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Printing photos
DIRECT PRINTING WITH A PICTBRIDGE
PRINTER
You can print photos directly by connecting your camcorder to a
PictBridge printer (sold separately) using a USB cable.
• Insert the memory card. page 34
• Set the appropriate storage media. (HMX-H405 only) page 33
• Select the Play (
) tab on the LCD screen to select the Photo play
) mode. page 45
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1.
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Touch the Menu (
) Setting
( ) tab “USB Connect” “PictBridge.”
USB Connect
Mass Storage
PictBridge
2.
Use a USB cable to connect your
camcorder to the printer.
3.
Turn your printer on.
• The photo thumbnails appear
on the LCD screen.
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4.
Touch the photos you want to
print, and then touch the
) tab.
Print (
• The corresponding message
appears.
5.
Touch “Yes.”
To set the number of prints
Touch the decrease (
)/increase (
copies to print.
• The number of copies is set.
) tab to set the number of
To cancel the print setting
Touch the Return (
) tab on the LCD screen.
To stop printing after printing starts
Touch “Cancel” on the screen.
• If the camcorder fails to recognize the printer, remove the USB cable,
and then turn off the printer. Set “USB Connect” to “PictBridge,”
and then connect the USB cable again.
• Use the supplied USB cable.
Printing photos
To set the date/time imprint for Pictbridge printers
1.
2.
In the printer mode, touch the
Menu (
) tab.
• The print options appear on
the screen.
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Touch “Date/Time.”
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3.
Touch the desired submenu item.
4.
To exit the menu, touch the Exit
( ) or Return (
) tab.
• The printer prints the selected
date and time on the photos.
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J
Date/Time
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Date/Time
Off
Date
1/1
Time
Date & Time
• The date/time imprint option may not be supported by all printers.
Check with your printer manufacturer. You cannot setup the “Date/
Time” menu if the printer does not support this option.
• PictBridge™ is a registered trademark of CIPA (Camera & Imaging
Products Association), an image transfer standard developed by
Canon, Fuji, HP, Olympus, Seiko Epson, and Sony.
• Use the AC power adaptor to power your camcorder during
PictBridge direct printing. Turning the camcorder off during printing
might damage data on the storage media.
• You cannot print video images.
• You cannot print photos recorded on other devices.
• Various printing options are available depending on the printer. Refer
to the printer's user manual for details.
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Using with a Windows computer
WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH A WINDOWS
COMPUTER
You can perform the following functions by connecting your
camcorder to your Windows computer with a USB cable and using
the Intelli-studio editing software built into your camcorder.
Main functions
• Intelli-studio editing software’s main functions.
- Playing back recorded videos or photos.
- Editing recorded videos or photos.
- Uploading the recorded videos and photos to YouTube, Flickr,
Facebook, etc.
• You can transfer or copy the files (videos and photos) saved
on the storage media into your computer (the mass storage
function).
System requirements
The following requirements must be satisfied to use the internal
editing software (Intelli-studio):
Items
Requirement
OS
Microsoft Windows XP SP2, Vista, or Windows 7
CPU
Intel® Core 2 Duo® 1.66 GHz or higher is recommended
AMD Athlon ™ X2 Dual-Core 2.2 GHz or higher is
recommended
(Notebook: Intel Core2 Duo 2.2GHz or AMD Athlon X2 DualCore 2.6GHz or higher is recommended)
RAM
1GB or higher is recommended
Video
Card
NVIDIA GeForce 8500 or higher, ATI Radeon HD 2600
series or higher
Display
1024 x 768, 16-bit color or higher (1280 x 1024, 32-bit
color recommended)
USB
USB 2.0
Direct X
DirectX 9.0c or higher
• System requirements mentioned above are recommendations. Even
on a system that satisfies the requirements, Intelli-studio may not
operate optimally.
• On a slower computer than recommended, video playback may skip
frames or operate erratically.
• If the version of DirectX on your computer is lower than 9.0c, install
DirectX 9.0c or higher.
• We recommend transferring the recorded videos to a PC before
playing back or editing the video data.
• To run Intelli-studio, a laptop computer requires better and faster
components than a desktop PC.
• Intelli-studio is not Macintosh compatible.
• We cannot guarantee the functionality of third party software.
For best performance please use Samsung’s built in Intelli-Studio
software.
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USING THE Intelli-studio PROGRAM
Intelli-studio is a built-in program that allows you to play back and
edit files. You can upload files to web sites, such as YouTube
or Flickr. For details, select “Help” “Help” on the Intelli-studio
screen.
Step 1. Connecting the USB cable
1
2
Set “USB Connect: Mass
Storage” and “PC Software:
On”.
• These are the default settings.
To disconnect the USB cable
To disconnect the USB cable after completing the file transfer, you
must follow these steps:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Click the “Safely Remove Hardware” icon on the taskbar.
Select “USB Mass Storage Device”, and then click “Stop”.
If the “Stop a Hardware device” window appears, click “OK”.
Disconnect the USB cable from the camcorder and PC.
PC Software
Off
On
1/1
Connect the camcorder to a PC
with the USB cable.
• A new file saving window
appears along with the Intellistudio main window. If your
camcorder has no new files, the
pop-up window for saving new
files will not appear.
• Depending on your version of Windows, the Windows
removable disk window may also appear.
• Use the provided USB cable. (Supplied by Samsung)
• Make sure you insert the USB plug into the USB jack with the plug
facing in the correct direction.
• Use the AC power adaptor to power the camcorder when
transferring files to your computer.
• When the USB cable is connected, turning the camcorder on or off
may cause the PC to malfunction.
• If you disconnect the USB cable from the PC or the camcorder while
transferring files, the data transmission will stop and the data may
be damaged.
• If you connect the camcorder to a PC via a USB HUB or
simultaneously connect the camcorder along with other USB
devices, the camcorder may not work properly. If this occurs,
remove all USB devices from the PC, and then reconnect the
camcorder.
• Intelli-studio may not automatically run. If this occurs, access My
Computer or Windows Explorer, open the drive that corresponds to
your camcorder, find Intelli-studio, and then run iStudio.exe.
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Step 2. About the Intelli-studio main window
For details, select Help Help on the Intelli-studio screen.
When the Intelli-studio starts up, video and photo thumbnails are
displayed in the main window.
1
2 3
4
5 6
7
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$
#
8
9
@
0
!
• If you install Intelli-studio on your PC, the program will launch more
quickly. To install the program, select “Tool” “Install Intelli-studio
on PC”.
• You can update the latest version of Intelli-studio software by clicking
on Web Support Update Intelli-studio Start Update.
• The camcorder’s built-in Intelli-studio software is intended for
home use. It is not for precision or industrial productions. For these
applications, we recommend an editing software designed for
professional use.
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No.
Description
1
Menu items
2
Display files in the selected folder.
3
Switch to Photo edit mode.
4
Switch to Video edit mode.
5
Switch to Share mode.
6
Enlarge or reduce the thumbnails in the list.
7
Select a file type.
8
View videos and photos of the selected folder on your computer.
9
Show or hide videos and photos of the connected device.
0
View videos and photos of the selected folder on the device.
!
View files as thumbnails or on a map
@
Browse folders in the connected device.
#
Browse folders stored on your computer
$
Move to the previous or next folder
%
Print files, view files on a map, store files in Contents Manager,
register faces, or refresh content manager.
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Step 3. Playing back videos or photos
You can play back the recordings conveniently using the Intellistudio application.
1
2
With Intelli-studio, click the desired folder to display your
recordings.
• Video or photo thumbnails appear on the screen, depending
on the folder you selected.
Choose the video or photo that you want to play.
Step 4. Editing videos or photos
You can edit the videos or photos in various ways with various
functions. (Change Size, Fine-Tuning, Image Effect, Insert Frame,
etc.) Before editing a video or photo in Intelli-studio, make a backup
copy of the video or photo file and store it on your computer for
safe-keeping using My Computer or Windows Explorer.
1
2
• You can view the file information by moving the mouse over
the file.
• If you click a video thumbnail once, the video plays back
inside the thumbnail frame, allowing you to search for a
desired scene with ease.
3
3
Choose the videos or photos you want to edit.
Click “Movie Edit” or “Photo Edit” according to the selected file
on the Intelli-studio browser.
• The selected file appears in the editing window.
Edit a video or photo with various edit functions.
After you select the video or photo you want, double-click to
play back.
• Playback starts and the controls appear.
Intelli-studio supports the following file formats:
- Video formats: MP4 (Video: H.264, Audio: AAC), WMV (WMV 7/8/9)
- Photo formats: JPG, GIF, BMP, PNG, TIFF
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Step 5. Sharing the videos/photos online
4
Share your contents with the world by uploading photos and videos
directly to a web site with one click.
1
2
Click “Upload” to start uploading.
• A pop-up window appears to open the web browser of the
selected site or a pop-up window appears asking for your ID
and password.
Choose the videos or photos you want to share.
Click “Share” on the Intelli-studio browser.
• The selected file appears in the sharing window.
5
Enter your ID and the password to access.
• Access to the web site contents can be limited depending on
your web access environment.
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Click the web site you would like to upload files to.
• You can choose “YouTube”, “twitter”, “Flickr”, “Facebook”,
“Picasa”, “Email”, or another web site you want to use for
your site management.
The recording time and capacity available for uploading videos can be
changed depending on each web site’s policy.
Using with a Windows computer
USING AS A REMOVABLE STORAGE DEVICE
You can copy video or photo files recorded by the camcorder to a
Windows computer by connecting the camcorder to the computer
using a USB cable.
Viewing the contents of storage media
1.
Set “USB Connect” to “Mass Storage.” page 86
2.
Set “PC Software” to “Off.” page 85
3.
Insert a memory card. page 34
4.
Connect the camcorder to the PC with the USB cable.
page 97
• The “Removable Disk” or “Samsung” window appears on the
PC’s screen after a moment.
• Select “Open folders to view files using Windows Explorer”,
and then click “OK.”
5.
The folders in the storage media appear.
• Different file types are stored in different folders.
6.
Select the desired folder or files to copy, then drag and drop
them into the destination folder.
• The folder or files are copied from the storage media to the
PC.
Photos
Videos
Setting data
System folder
• If the “Removable Disk” window does not appear, confirm the
connection (page 97) or perform steps 1 and 4 again. If the
removable disk does not appear automatically, open the removable
disk folder in 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 may be infected by Autorun
virus.
Please update your anti-virus software to its latest version and scan
your disk drives.
• Depending on the functions of the camcorder, additional folders can
be created.
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Using with a Windows computer
Structure of folders and files on the storage media
• The folder and file structure for storage media are below.
• File naming follows DCF (Design rule for Camera File System) rules.
Video file (H.264) ➀
• HD-quality videos have an HDV_####.MP4 name format.
• SD-quality videos have a SDV_####.MP4 name format.
• The file number used in the file name automatically increases when
you create a new video file.
• A new folder is created when the file number has reached 999~1,000.
• The folder names are given in the following order: 100VIDEO,
101VIDEO, etc. The maximum number of folders is 999.
• The camcorder can create a maximum of 9,999 files in a storage
media.
Photo file ➁
• As with video files, the file number used in the file name automatically
increases when you create a new photo file.
• Photos have a SAM_####.JPG name format.
• The folder names are given in the following order: 100PHOTO,
101PHOTO, etc.
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File format
Video files
• Video files are compressed in H.264 format. The file extension is
“.MP4.”
• Refer to page 53 for the video resolution.
Photo files
• Photo images are compressed in JPEG (Joint Photographic
Experts Group) format. The file extension is “.JPG.”
• Refer to page 54 for the photo resolution.
Do not modify the name of a video file recorded by the camcorder. For
proper playback, the camcorder requires that files have their original
folder and file names.
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
Problems may occur because of the following reasons. Check the information and take corrective action.
Battery
Message
Icon
Informs that ...
Action
Low Battery
-
The battery is almost discharged.
• Replace with a charged battery or connect the AC power
adaptor.
Check authenticity
of the battery.
-
The battery cannot pass
authenticity check.
• Check whether the battery is authentic. If not, change to an
authentic Samsung battery.
• We recommend you use only genuine Samsung batteries in this
camcorder.
Storage media
Message
Icon
Informs that ...
Action
Internal Memory
Full
There is not enough space to
record in the internal memory.
• Delete unnecessary files in the internal memory.
• Back-up files to your PC or another storage media and delete
files.
• Use a memory card.
Insert card
There is no memory card inserted
in the memory card slot.
• Insert a memory card.
Card Full
There is not enough space to
record on the memory card.
• Delete unnecessary files from the memory card.
• Back-up files to a PC or another storage media, and then
delete unneeded files.
• Replace the memory card with another card that has enough
free space.
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Troubleshooting
Message
Icon
Informs that ...
Action
Card Locked
The write protection tab on an SD
• Release the write protection tab.
or SDHC card has been set to lock.
Card Error
The memory card has a problem
and the camcorder cannot
recognize it.
• Replace the memory card with another card.
Not Formatted
The memory card is not formatted
in this camcorder.
• Format the memory card using this camcorder.
Not Supported
Format
The memory card may have been
formatted by another device and
may still have existing images on
it.
• Files cannot be played as the memory card format is not
supported by the camcorder.
• Format the card using the camcorder or replace the card with
a card formatted correctly.
Not Supported
Card
The memory card is not supported
in this camcorder.
• Replace the memory card with a recommended card.
The memory card is not fast
enough to record at this resolution.
• Record video at a lower resolution and quality.
• Replace memory card with a faster card.
Low Speed Card.
Please record at a
lower resolution.
-
Recording
Message
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Icon
Informs that ...
Action
Write Error
-
A problem has occurred while the
camcorder was writing data to
storage media.
• Turn the camcorder's power off and on for data recovery.
• If a file is not recovered, use the camcorder to format the
storage media after backing up important files to a PC or
another storage media.
Release the Smart
Auto
-
You cannot operate some
functions manually when Smart
Auto is activated.
• Release the Smart Auto function.
Troubleshooting
Recording
Message
Recovering Data…
Don’t power off
and keep card
inside.
The number of
video files is full.
Cannot record
video.
Icon
-
-
Informs that ...
Action
The file was not created normally.
• Wait until data recovery is finished.
• Never turn off the power or eject the memory card during
recording.
The number of video files that can
be stored is 9,999.
• Delete unnecessary files from the storage media.
• Back up files to your PC or another storage media and delete
unneeded files.
• Change to another card which has enough free space.
• Set “File No.” to “Reset.”
• Format the storage media.
The number of
photo files is full.
Cannot take a
photo.
-
The number of photo files that can
be stored is 9,999.
• Delete unnecessary files on the storage media.
• Back up files to your PC or another storage media and delete
unneeded files.
• Change to another card which has enough free space.
• Set “File No.” to “Reset.”
• Format the storage media.
File number is full.
Cannot record
video.
-
Folder and file number have
reached the maximum number and
you cannot record.
• Set “File No.” to “Reset” and format the storage media.
Remember to back up important files before formatting.
File number is full.
Cannot take a
photo.
-
Folder and file number have
reached the maximum number and
you cannot record.
• Set “File No.” to “Reset” and format the storage media.
Remember to back up important files before formatting.
Lens cover is closed.
• Open the lens cover.
Check the lens
cover.
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Troubleshooting
Playback
Message
Icon
Informs that ...
Action
Read Error
-
A problem has occurred while the
camcorder was reading data from
the storage media.
• Use the camcorder to format the storage media after backing
up important files to a PC or another storage device.
Corrupted file
-
This file cannot be read.
• Use the camcorder to format the storage media after backing
up important files to a PC or another storage device.
Editing videos
Message
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Icon
Informs that ...
Action
Cannot select
different
resolution.
-
The files you want to combine
have different resolutions.
• You cannot combine files that have different resolutions.
Not enough free
space in Card.
-
You cannot edit due to insufficient
space on memory card.
• Edit after deleting unnecessary files.
Select 2 files for
combine.
-
Only two files can be combined.
• Combine two files first, and then combine the resulting file
with an additional file. Note that you cannot combine files if
the total size of the combined files exceeds 1.8GB.
Total file size is
over than 1.8GB.
-
The files whose total size is likely
to exceed 1.8GB cannot be
combined.
• Perform a divide or partial delete function first to delete
unnecessary parts of the files, and then perform the combine
function.
Troubleshooting
USB
Message
Icon
Informs that ...
Action
Fail Printer
Connecting Change
'USB Connect'
-
A problem occurred when
connecting the camcorder via
USB to a printer.
• Check the USB cable.
• Try the connection procedure again.
• Switch “USB connect” function to “PictBridge.”
Fail USB Connecting
Change 'USB
Connect'
-
A problem occurred when
connecting the camcorder via
USB to a PC.
• Check the USB cable.
• Try the connection procedure again.
• Switch “USB connect” function to “Mass Storage.”
Ink Error
-
There is a problem with an ink
cartridge.
• Check the ink cartridge.
• Put a new ink cartridge into the printer.
Paper Error
-
There is a problem with the
paper.
• Check the paper in the printer. If there is no paper, insert
paper.
File Error
-
There is a problem with the file.
• Your camcorder does not support this file format.
• Try another file recorded on your camcorder.
Printer Error
-
There is a problem with the
printer.
• Turn the printer’s power off and on.
• Contact the printer manufacturer’s service center.
Print Error
-
A problem occurred during
printing.
• Do not remove the camcorder’s power source or eject the
memory card during printing.
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Troubleshooting
SYMPTOMS AND SOLUTIONS
If these instructions do not solve your problem, contact your nearest Samsung authorized service center.
Power
Symptom
Explanation/Solution
• The battery may not be installed in your camcorder. Insert the battery into the camcorder.
• The inserted battery may be discharged.
The camcorder does not turn on.
Charge the battery or replace it with a charged one.
• If you use the AC power adaptor, make sure it is properly connected to a wall outlet.
• Is “Auto Power Off” set to “5 Min”? If no button is pressed for about 5 minutes, the camcorder
is automatically turned off (“Auto Power Off”). To disable this option, change the setting of “Auto
The power turns off automatically.
Power Off” to “Off.” page 84
• The battery is almost exhausted. Charge the battery or replace it with a charged one.
• Remove the battery or unplug the AC power adaptor, and connect the power supply to the
Power cannot be turned off.
camcorder again before turning it on.
• The temperature is too low.
The battery discharges quickly.
• The battery is not fully charged. Charge the battery again.
• The battery has reached the end of its lifespan and cannot be recharged. Use another battery.
Display
Symptom
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The TV screen or LCD display has
distorted images or has stripes at the
top/bottom or on the left/right.
Unknown image appears on the LCD
screen.
Unknown indicator appears on the
screen.
An afterimage remains on the LCD
screen.
The image on the LCD screen looks
dark.
Explanation/Solution
• This can occur when recording or viewing a 16:9 ratio image on a 4:3 ratio TV, or vice versa.
For more details, see the display specification. page 92
• The camcorder is in Demo mode. If you do not want to see Demo images, change “Demo” to “Off.”
page 89
• A warning indicator or message appears on the screen. pages 103~107
• This occurs if you disconnect the AC power adaptor or remove the battery before turning the
power off.
• Ambient light is too bright.
Troubleshooting
Recording
Symptom
Pressing the Recording start/stop button
does not start recording.
The actual recording time is less than the
estimated recording time.
The recording stops automatically.
When recording a subject illuminated by
bright light, a vertical line appears.
When the screen is exposed to direct
sunlight during recording, the screen
becomes red or black for an instant.
During recording, the date/time does not
display.
You cannot record a photo image.
You don’t hear the shutter sound when
you record a photo image.
You don’t hear the beep sound.
Explanation/Solution
Press the MODE button to set the record mode. page 29
There is not enough free space to record on the storage media.
Check if memory card is not inserted or write-protect tab is set to lock.
The estimated recording time may vary depending on content and features used.
When you record an object that moves quickly, the actual recording time may be shortened.
There is no more free space for recording on the storage media. Back up important files on your PC and format
the storage media or delete unnecessary files.
• If you make recordings or delete files frequently, the performance of the storage media deteriorates. If this
occurs, format the storage media again.
• If you use a memory card with a low write speed, the camcorder automatically stops recording videos and
displays a message on the LCD screen.
•
•
•
•
•
•
• This is not a malfunction.
• This is not a malfunction.
• “Date/Time Display” is set to “Off.” Set the “Date/Time Display” to On. page 81
• Set your camcorder to the record mode. page 29
• Release the lock on the write-protection tab of the memory card if any.
• The storage media is full. Use a new memory card or format the storage media. page 88 Or remove
unnecessary images. page 71
• Set “Shutter Sound” to “On.”
• During dual recording (video and photo), the Shutter Sound is off.
• When the Mini HDMI cable or Audio/Video cable is connected to the camcorder, the Shutter Sound is not
available.
• Set “Beep Sound” to “On.”
• Beep sound is temporally off while recording videos.
• When the Mini HDMI cable or Audio/Video cable is connected to the camcorder, the Beep Sound is not
available.
There is a time difference between the
point where you press the Recording
start/stop button and the point where the
recorded video starts/stops.
• On your camcorder, there may be a slight time delay between the point where you press the Recording start/
stop button and the actual point where the recorded video starts/stops. This is not an error.
Horizontal stripes appear on the images.
• This occurs when recording images under a fluorescent lamp, sodium lamp, or mercury lamp. This is not a
malfunction.
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Troubleshooting
Storage Media
Symptom
Explanation/Solution
Memory card functions
do not operate.
• Insert a memory card into your camcorder properly. page 34
• If you use a memory card formatted on a computer, format it again directly on your camcorder. page 88
Image cannot be
deleted.
• Release the lock on the write-protect tab of the memory card (SDHC/SD memory card), if any. page 35
• You cannot delete a protected image. Release protection of the image using the Protect function. page 72
You cannot format the
memory card.
• Release the lock on the write-protect tab of the memory card (SDHC/SD memory card), if any. page 35
• The memory card is not supported on your camcorder or the card has some problems.
• The file may be corrupted.
The data file name is not
• The file format is not supported by your camcorder.
indicated correctly.
• The file name is displayed correctly only if the directory structure complies with the international standard.
Adjusting the image during recording
Symptom
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Explanation/Solution
Set “Focus” to “Auto.” page 59
The recording conditions are not suitable for auto focus. Adjust the focus manually. page 59
The lens is dusty on the surface. Clean the lens and check the focus.
Recording is being made in a dark location. Use a light to brighten the area.
Focus does not adjust
automatically.
•
•
•
•
The image appears
too bright, flickers, or
changes color.
• This may occur when you make a recording under a fluorescent sodium, or mercury lamp.
Cancel “ SCENE” to avoid or minimize this phenomenon. page 53
Image’s color balance is
not natural.
• The white balance is incorrect. Set the proper “White Balance.” page 55
A subject passing
quickly through the
frame appears distorted
• This is called the focal plane phenomenon. This is not a malfunction. Because of the way the image device
(CMOS sensor) reads out video signals, a subject passing through a frame rapidly may appear to bend,
depending on the recording conditions.
Troubleshooting
Playback on your camcorder
Symptom
Photo images stored on a storage media are
not displayed in the actual size.
Explanation/Solution
• Image files recorded using another device may not play on your camcorder.
• Check memory card compatibility. page 35
• Photo images recorded on other devices may not appear in their actual size.
This is not an error.
Playback is interrupted unexpectedly.
• Check if the AC power adaptor or battery back is properly connected and secure.
Playback (play/pause) function does not work.
Playback on other devices (TV, etc.)
Symptom
You cannot view the image on or hear the
sound from the connected device.
The image appears distorted on a TV.
You cannot view the image on or hear the
sound from a TV connected using the HDMI
cable.
Explanation/Solution
• Make sure that the connection cable is connected to the proper jack.
• This phenomenon is caused by connecting to a TV with 4:3 aspect ratio.
• The camcorder cannot output Images from the HDMI jack if the material is copyright
protected.
Connecting/Dubbing with other devices (Recorder, PC, Printer, etc.)
Symptom
Explanation/Solution
You cannot dub correctly using the HDMI
cable.
• You cannot dub images using the HDMI cable.
You cannot dub correctly using the Audio/
Video cable.
• The Audio/Video cable is not connected properly. Make sure that the Audio/Video
cable is connected to the proper jack, i.e. to the input jack of the device used for
dubbing images from your camcorder. page 93
Your PictBridge printer cannot print photos
from your camcorder.
• Your printer may not print images edited on a computer or recorded using other
devices. This is not an error.
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Troubleshooting
Connecting to a computer
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Symptom
Explanation/Solution
Your computer does not recognize
your camcorder.
• Disconnect the USB cable from the computer and camcorder, restart the computer, and then
connect the USB cable again correctly.
Cannot play a video file properly on
a PC.
• We cannot guarantee the functionality of third party software. For best performance please use
Samsung’s built in Intelli-Studio software.
• You need a video codec to play the file recorded on your camcorder. Install the software provided
with your camcorder. page 96
• Make sure you insert the connector in the correct direction, and connect the USB cable to the USB
jack on your camcorder firmly.
• Disconnect the cable from the computer and camcorder, restart the computer, and then connect
the cable again properly.
• To play back an HD video file, you need a computer with better specifications.
Use a computer with the recommended specifications. page 96
Intelli-studio does not function
properly.
• Exit the Intelli-studio application, and restart the Windows computer.
Intelli-studio does not start.
• Set “PC Software” to “On” in the Settings menu or install Intelli-studio on the computer.
pages 85,97
Your computer is not playing
videos, images, or sound located
on your camcorder properly.
• Video playback or sound may stop temporarily depending on your computer. The video or sound
copied to your computer is not affected.
• If your camcorder is connected to a computer that does not support Hi-speed USB (USB2.0), the
image or sound may not play correctly. Images, video, and sound copied from the camcorder to
your computer are not affected.
The playback screen is paused or
distorted.
• Check the system requirements to play a video.
• Shut down all other applications currently running on the computer.
• If you play a video on your camcorder when it is connected to a computer, the video may not play
smoothly on the computer, depending on the transfer speed. Please copy the file to your PC, and
then play it back.
Troubleshooting
Overall operations
Symptom
The date and time are
incorrect.
Explanation/Solution
• Has the camcorder been left unused for a long period of time?
The backup internal rechargeable battery may be discharged. page 23
Menu items that cannot be used at the same time
Symptom
Feature is not enabled
“ SCENE”
Two functions cannot be
used at the same time.
Because of the following settings
“Aperture: Manual,” “Shutter: Manual”
“Aperture: Manual”
“Shutter: Manual, ” “ SCENE”
“Shutter: Manual”
“Aperture: Manual,” “ SCENE”
“Video Resolution,”
“Video Quality,”
“Fader”
“Art Time Lapse REC”
“Photo Resolution”
“Cont. Shot”
• You cannot select grayed menu items in the current recording/playback mode.
• There are some functions you cannot activate simultaneously.
The list shown above shows examples of unworkable combinations of functions and menu items.
• Menu cannot be used in Smart Auto mode.
• The following functions cannot be used during video recording:
“Video Resolution,” “Video Quality,” “Photo Resolution,” “Photo Sharpness,” “Fader,” “Cont.Shot,” “Digital Zoom,” “Self Timer.”
• The following functions are automatically set to Off or Auto mode in the Smart Auto mode:
“ SCENE,” “Shutter,” “Digital Effect,” “Tele Macro,” etc.
• In the Smart Auto mode, your camcorder automatically chooses the appropriate camcorder settings based on a detected type of scene.
Most settings are automatically adjusted in Smart Auto mode. To set or adjust functions on your own, release the Smart Auto mode first.
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Maintenance & additional information
MAINTENANCE
The suggestions below will help you fulfill any warranty obligations and
allow you to enjoy this product for many years.
Cautions when storing
• For safekeeping of the camcorder, turn off the camcorder.
- Remove the battery and AC power adaptor.
- Remove the memory card.
Cleaning the camcorder
Before cleaning, turn off the camcorder and remove the battery and
AC power adaptor.
• To clean the exterior
- Wipe gently with a soft dry cloth. Do not apply excessive force
when cleaning. Gently rub the surface.
- Do not use benzene or thinner to clean the camcorder. The exterior
coating could peel off or the case could deteriorate.
• To clean the LCD screen
Wipe very gently with a soft dry cloth. Be careful not to damage the screen.
• To clean the lens
Use a blower brush to remove dust, and then wipe the lens gently with
a soft cloth. If necessary, wipe gently with lens paper or tissue.
- Mold may form if the lens is left dirty.
- If the lens looks dim, turn off the camcorder and leave it off for
about 1 hour.
• An LCD screen is manufactured using advanced technology which
creates screens with pixel failure rates of less than 0.01%. However,
a black or bright spot (red, blue, white) may appear in the center of
the LCD screen and up to two spots may appear outside the center.
These spots, which are normally incurred during the manufacturing
process, do not affect the recorded images.
When there is dew condensation, put the camcorder aside
for a while before using
• What is dew condensation?
Dew condensation happens when a camcorder is moved to a
location where there is a significant temperature difference from
the previous location. The dew condenses on the external or
internal parts of the camcorder, and on the reflection lens. If there
is dew on or in your camcorder, it may cause the camcorder to
malfunction or damage the camcorder when you turn the power
on.
• Exactly when does dew condensation occur?
When you move the camera to a location with a higher
temperature than the previous location, or when you move it to a
hot area suddenly. Examples:
- You record outside in cold weather during the winter and then
move the camera in indoors.
- You record outside in hot weather after being indoors or inside
a car where the A/C was running.
• What can I do?
- Turn the power off, detach the battery, and leave the
camcorder in a dry area for 1~2 hours before using it.
LCD screen
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To prolong its service life, do not rub the LCD screen with a coarse
cloth.
• Be aware of the following LCD screen phenomena. They are not
malfunctions.
- When you use the camcorder, the surface around the LCD screen
may heat up.
- If you leave the power on for a long time, the surface around the
LCD screen becomes hot.
- When using the camcorder in cold conditions, an afterimage may
appear on the LCD screen.
• Use the camcorder only after dew condensation has completely
disappeared.
• Be sure to use the recommended accessories supplied with the
camcorder. For service, contact your nearest Samsung authorized
service center.
Maintenance & additional information
USING YOUR CAMCORDER ABROAD
• Each country or region has its own electric and color systems.
• Before using your camcorder abroad, check the following items.
NTSC-compatible countries/regions
Bahamas, Canada, Central America, Japan, Korea, Mexico,
Philippines, Taiwan, United States of America, etc.
Power sources
The AC adaptor provided lets you power, recharge, and use your
camcorder in any country/region that has AC power in the 100 V to
240 V, 50/60 Hz range. You may need a commercially available AC
plug adaptor depending on the design of local wall outlets.
On TV color systems
Your camcorder is an NTSC based camcorder. If you want to view
your recordings on a TV or copy them to an external device, it must
be an NTSC based TV or external device and have the appropriate
Audio/Video jacks. Otherwise, you may need to use a separate
video format transcoder (For example, an NTSC to PAL format
converter).
PAL-compatible countries/regions
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, CIS, Czech
Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany,
Greece, Great Britain, Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary, India,
Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Malaysia, Mauritius, Norway,
Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Spain,
Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Thailand, Tunisia, etc.
You can make recordings with your camcorder and view pictures
on the LCD screen anywhere in the world.
The format transcoder is not provided by Samsung.
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GLOSSARY
AF (Auto Focus)
F. No (F-Number)
A system that automatically focuses the camcorder lens on the subject. Your
camcorder uses the contrast to focus automatically.
The f-number defines the brightness of lens. Smaller number lens has generally
brighter image.The f-number is directly proportional to the focal length and inversely
proportional to the lens diameter.
*F.No=focal length/diameter of lens aperture
Aperture
The aperture controls the amount of light that reaches the camcorder’s sensor.
Camcorder shake (Blur)
MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
If the camcorder is moved while the shutter is open, the entire image may appear
blurred. This occurs more often when the shutter speed is slow. Prevent camcorder
shake by raising the sensitivity, using a faster shutter speed. Alternately, use a tripod,
the DIS or OIS function to stabilize the camcorder.
MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 defines the latest video coding format standardized by the ISOIEC and the ITU-T, in 2003. Compared with the conventional MPEG-2 format, MPEG-4
AVC/H.264 has more than twice the efficiency. Your camcorder employs MPEG-4
AVC/H.264 to encode high definition videos.
Composition
Optical zoom
Composition in photography means arranging objects in a photo. Usually, abiding by
the rule of thirds leads to a good composition.
This is a general zoom which can enlarge images with a lens and does not deteriorate
quality of images.
Complementary Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor (CMOS)
Quality
CMOS is an image sensor producing images approaching the quality of CCD (charge
coupled device) sensors. It consumes less power, meaning a longer battery life on your
camcorder.
An expression of the rate of compression used in a digital image. Higher quality images
have a lower rate of compression, which usually results in a larger file size.
Digital zoom
The number of pixels present in a digital image. High resolution images contain more
pixels and typically show more detail than low resolution images.
A feature that artificially increases the amount of zoom available with zoom lens
(Optical zoom). When using the Digital zoom, the image quality will deteriorate as the
magnification increases.
Effective Pixel Count
Unlike the total pixel count, this is the actual number of pixels used to capture an
image.
EV (Exposure Value)
All the combinations of the camcorder’s shutter speed and lens aperture that result in
the same exposure.
Exposure
The amount of light allowed to reach the camcorder’s sensor. Exposure is controlled
by a combination of the shutter speed, the aperture value, and ISO sensitivity.
Focal length
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The distance from the middle of the lens to its focal point (in millimeters). Longer focal
lengths result in narrower angles of view and the subject is magnified. Shorter focal
lengths result in wider angles of view.
Resolution
Shutter speed
Shutter speed refers to the amount of time it takes to open and close the shutter, and
it is an important factor in the brightness of a photo, as it controls the amount of light
which pass through the aperture before it reaches the image sensor. A fast shutter
speed allows less time to let light in and the photo becomes darker and more easily
freezes subjects in motion.
Tele Macro
This feature allows you to capture close-up images of very small objects. When using
the Tele Macro feature, the camcorder can maintain a sharp focus on small objects at
a near life-size ratio (1:1).
White balance (color balance)
An adjustment of the intensities of colors (typically the primary colors red, green, and
blue), in an image. The goal of adjusting the white balance, or color balance, is to
correctly render the colors in an image.
Specifications
Model name
System
LCD screen
Connectors
General
HMX-H400BN/HMX-H405BN/HMX-H430BN/HMX-H440BN
Video signal
Picture compression format
Audio compression format
Image device
Effective pixels
Total pixels
Lens
Focal length
Size/dot number
LCD screen method
Composite output
HDMI output
Audio output
USB output
Power source
Power source type
Power consumption (Recording)
Operating temperature
Storage temperature
Storage media
External dimensions (WxHxD)
Weight
Internal MIC
NTSC
H.264 (MPEG-4.AVC)
AAC (Advanced Audio Coding)
1/4” CMOS
1.7M
5M
F1.8 ~ F3.8, 30x optical zoom, 45x digital zoom
2.47mm ~ 74.1mm
3” Wide Touch LCD / 230k
TFT LCD
1Vp-p (75 Ω terminated)
C type connector
-7.5 dBs (600 Ω terminated)
mini USB-B type (USB2.0 High Speed)
DC 5 V, Lithium Ion battery pack 3.7 V
Lithium Ion battery pack, Power supply (100 V ~ 240 V) 50/60 Hz
2.5W (LCD on)
0 ˚C ~ 40 ˚C (32 ˚F~104 ˚F)
-20 ˚C ~ 60 ˚C (-4 ˚F ~ 140 ˚F)
Memory card (SD/SDHC) (Not supplied)
Approx. 49.5mm (1.95 inches) x 56.6mm (2.23 inches) x 119.7mm (4.71 inches)
Approx. 228g (0.50 lb, 8.04 oz) (Except for Lithium Ion battery)
Omni-directional stereo microphone
The 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
1 year
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.
Correct disposal of batteries in this product
(Applicable in the European Union and other European
countries with separate battery return systems)
This marking on the battery, manual or packaging
indicates that the batteries in this product should not be
disposed of with other household waste at the end of their
working life. Where marked, the chemical symbols Hg, Cd
or Pb indicate that the battery contains mercury, cadmium
or lead above the reference levels in EC Directive 2006/66.
If batteries are not properly disposed of, these substances
can cause harm to human health or the environment.
To protect natural resources and to promote material
reuse, please separate batteries from other types of waste
and recycle them through your local, free battery return
system.
Correct Disposal of This Product
(Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment)
(Applicable in the European Union and other European
countries with separate collection systems)
This marking on the product, accessories or literature
indicates that the product and its electronic accessories
(e.g. charger, headset, USB cable) should not be disposed
of with other household waste at the end of their working
life. To prevent possible harm to the environment or
human health from uncontrolled waste disposal, please
separate these items from other types of waste and
recycle them responsibly to promote the sustainable reuse
of material resources.
Household users should contact either the retailer where
they purchased this product, or their local government
office, for details of where and how they can take these
items for environmentally safe recycling.
Business users should contact their supplier and check
the terms and conditions of the purchase contract. This
product and its electronic accessories should not be
mixed with other commercial wastes for disposal.
QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS?
COUNTRY
IN THE US
CALL
1-800-SAMSUNG
(726-7864)
OR VISIT US ONLINE AT
www.samsung.com
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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85 Challenger Road Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660-2112
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