Samsung SCD23/D24 Operating instructions

Samsung SCD23/D24 Operating instructions
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Digital Video Camcorder
SCD23/D24
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Before operating the unit, please read this
instruction book thoroughly, and retain it for
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US PATENT 4415844
ELECTRONICS
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Safety Instructions
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
CAUTION:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT
REMOVE COVER(OR BACK). NO USER SERVICEABLE
PARTS INSIDE, REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
SERVICE PERSONNEL.
To prevent electric shock, match wide blade of plug
to wide slot and fully insert.
This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated
dangerous voltage within the product’s enclosure that may be of
sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of fire or electric shock.
This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of important
operating and maintenance instructions in the literature accompanying
this product.
1. READ INSTRUCTIONS:
All the safety and operating instructions should be read
before the CAMCORDER is operated.
2. RETAIN INSTRUCTIONS:
The safety and operating instructions should be retained for
future reference.
3. HEED WARNINGS:
All warnings on the CAMCORDER and in the operatinginstructions
should be adhered to.
4. FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS:
All operating and maintenance instructions should be followed.
5. CLEANING:
Unplug this CAMCORDER from the wall outlet before cleaning.
Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners.
Use a dry cloth used for dusting cabinets.
6. ATTACHMENTS:
Do not use attachments not recommended by the CAMCORDER
product manufacturer as they may be hazardous.
7. WATER AND MOISTURE:
Do not use this CAMCORDER near water;
for example, near a bathtub, wash bowl, kitchen sink, laundry
tub, in a wet basement, near a swimming pool or lake.
8. ACCESSORIES:
Do not place this CAMCORDER on an unstable cart, stand, tripod,
bracket or table. The CAMCORDER may fall, causing serious injury
to a child or adult, and serious damage to the unit.
Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table recommended
by the manufacturer or sold with the CAMCORDER. Any mounting
of the unit should follow the manufacturer’s instructions and should
use a mounting accessory recommended by the manufacturer.
A. An appliance and cart combination should be moved with care.
Quick stops, excessive force and uneven surfaces may cause
the appliance and cart combination to overturn.
PORTABLE CART WARNING
(Symbol provided by RETAC)
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9.
VENTILATION:
Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for ventilation to
ensure reliable operation of the CAMCORDER and to protect it
from overheating. These openings must not be blocked or
covered. Never place your CAMCORDER on a bed, sofa, rug,
or other similar surface: on or near a radiator or heat register.
This CAMCORDER should not be placed in a built-in installation
such as a bookcase or rack unless proper ventilation is provided
or the manufacturer’s instructions have been adhered to.
10. POWER SOURCES:
The CAMCORDER should be operated only from the type of
power source indicated on the label.
If you are not sure of the type of power supply at your home,
consult your appliance dealer or local power company.
A CAMCORDER is intended to be operated from battery power,
or other sources, refer to the operating instructions.
11. GROUNDING OR POLARIZATION:
This CAMCORDER may be equipped with either a polarized
2-wire AC line plug (a plug having one blade wider than the other)
or a 3-wire grounding type plug, a plug having a third (grounding)
pin.
If you are unable to insert the plug fully into the outlet, try reversing
the plug. If the plug still fails to fit, contact your electrician to
replace your outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the
polarized plug.
12. POWER-CORD PROTECTION:
Power-supply cords should be routed so that they are not likely to
be walked on or pinched by items placed upon or against them,
paying particular attention to cords or plugs, convenient
receptacles, and the point where they exit from the unit.
13. OUTDOOR ANTENNA GROUNDING:
If an outside antenna or cable system is connected to the
CAMCORDER, be sure the antenna or cable system is grounded
to provide some protection against voltage surges and built-up
static charges, Section 810 of the National Electrical Code,
ANSI/NFPA No. 70-1984, provides information with respect to
proper grounding of the mast and supporting structure, grounding
of the lead-in wire and supporting structure, grounding of the mast
and supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to an
antenna discharge unit, size of grounding to conductors, location
of antenna-discharge unit, connection to grounding electrodes
and requirements for the grounding electrode.
See figure below.
ANTENNA
LEAD IN
WIRE
GROUND
CLAMP
ANTENNA
DISCHARGE UNIT
(NEC SECTION 810-20)
ELECTRIC
SERVICE
EQUIPMENT
GROUNDING CONDUCTORS
(NEC SECTION 810-21)
GROUND CLAMPS
POWER SERVICE GROUNDING
ELECTRODE SYSTEM
(NEC ART 250, PART H)
NEC NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
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14. LIGHTNING:
For added protection of this CAMCORDER during a lightning
storm o when it is left unattended and unused for long periods of
time, unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or
cable system.
This will prevent damage to the CAMCORDER due to lightning
and power-line surges.
15. POWER LINES:
An outside antenna system should not be located in the vicinity of
overhead power lines or other electric light or power circuits where
it can fall into such power lines or circuits. When installing an
outside antenna system, extreme care should be taken to keep
from touching such power lines or circuits as contact with them
might be fatal.
16. OVERLOADING:
Do not overload wall outlets and extension cords as this can result
in a risk of fire or electric shock.
17. 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.
18. 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.
19. 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.
20. 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.
21. SAFETY CHECK:
Upon completion of any service or repairs to this CAMCORDER,
ask the service technician to perform safety checks to determine
that the CAMCORDER is in safe operating order.
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22. To prevent damage which may result in fire or shock hazard,
do not expose this appliance to rain or moisture.
23. If this power supply is used at 240V ac, a suitable plug adapter
should be use.
NOTE TO CATV SYSTEM INSTALLER:
This reminder is provided to call the CATV system installer’s attention
to Article 820-40 of the NEC that provides guidelines for proper
grounding and, in particular, specifies that the cable ground shall be
connected to the grounding system of the building as close to the point
of cable entry as practical.
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: 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.
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Contents
Notes and Safety Instructions .............................................................................................................................. 6
Getting to Know Your Camcorder ...................................................................................................................... 11
Features ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Accessories Supplied with camcorder ....................................................................................................................................................................................
Front & Left View .....................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Left side View ...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Right & Top View .....................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Rear & Bottom View ................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Remote control (SCD24 only) .................................................................................................................................................................................................
OSD (On Screen Display in CAMERA and PLAYER modes) ................................................................................................................................................
OSD (On Screen Display in M.REC and M.PLAY modes) .....................................................................................................................................................
Turning the OSD on/off (On Screen Display) ...................................................................................................................................................................
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Preparation ......................................................................................................................................................... 20
How to use the Remote Control (SCD24 only) ....................................................................................................................................................................... 20
Battery Installation for the Remote Control ....................................................................................................................................................................... 20
Self Record using the Remote Control ............................................................................................................................................................................. 20
Lithium Battery Installation......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 21
Adjusting the Hand Strap ....................................................................................................................................................................................................... 22
Hand strap ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 22
Shoulder strap...................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 22
Connecting a Power Source ................................................................................................................................................................................................... 23
To use the AC Power adapter and DC Cable .................................................................................................................................................................. 23
To select the CAMCORDER mode ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 23
Using the Lithium Ion Battery Pack ......................................................................................................................................................................................... 24
Charging the Lithium Ion Battery Pack ............................................................................................................................................................................. 24
Table of continuous recording time based on model and
battery type ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 25
Battery level display ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 26
Inserting and Ejecting a Cassette .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 27
BASIC Recording ................................................................................................................................................ 28
Making your First Recording ...................................................................................................................................................................................................
Record Search (REC SEARCH) ......................................................................................................................................................................................
Hints for Stable Image Recording ...........................................................................................................................................................................................
Recording with the LCD monitor .......................................................................................................................................................................................
Recording with the Viewfinder ..........................................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting the LCD ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Using the VIEWFINDER .........................................................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting the Focus ...........................................................................................................................................................................................................
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Playing back a tape you have recorded on the LCD .............................................................................................................................................. 33
Adjusting the LCD during PLAY ......................................................................................................................................................................... 34
Controlling Sound from the Speaker ...................................................................................................................................................................... 34
Advanced Recording .......................................................................................................................................... 35
Use of various Functions ......................................................................................................................................................................................... 35
Setting menu items ............................................................................................................................................................................................. 35
Set the camcorder to CAMERA or PLAYER mode and M.REC or M.PLAY mode ........................................................................................... 35
Availability of functions in each mode ................................................................................................................................................................ 36
CLOCK SET ...................................................................................................................................................................................................... 37
REMOCON(SCD24 only) .................................................................................................................................................................................. 38
DEMONSTRATION ........................................................................................................................................................................................... 39
PROGRAM AE .................................................................................................................................................................................................. 40
Setting the PROGRAM AE ................................................................................................................................................................................. 41
WHT. BALANCE (WHITE BALANCE) ............................................................................................................................................................... 42
Zooming In and Out with DIGITAL ZOOM ......................................................................................................................................................... 43
Zooming In and Out ............................................................................................................................................................................................ 43
Digital Zoom ....................................................................................................................................................................................................... 44
DIS (Digital Image Stabilizer) ............................................................................................................................................................................. 45
DSE (Digital Special Effects) SELECT .............................................................................................................................................................. 46
Selecting an effect .............................................................................................................................................................................................. 47
REC MODE ....................................................................................................................................................................................................... 48
AUDIO MODE ................................................................................................................................................................................................... 49
WIND CUT ......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 50
DATE/TIME ........................................................................................................................................................................................................ 51
TV DISPLAY ...................................................................................................................................................................................................... 52
Using Quick Menu ................................................................................................................................................................................................... 53
Setting the Quick menu ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 54
SHUTTER SPEED & EXPOSURE ................................................................................................................................................................... 55
SLOW SHUTTER(Low Shutter Speed) .................................................................................................................................................................. 56
EASY Mode (for Beginners) .................................................................................................................................................................................... 57
MF/AF (Manual Focus/Auto Focus) ......................................................................................................................................................................... 58
Auto Focusing ..................................................................................................................................................................................................... 58
Manual Focusing ................................................................................................................................................................................................ 58
BLC (Back Light Compensation) ............................................................................................................................................................................. 59
Fade In and Out ....................................................................................................................................................................................................... 60
To Start Recording .............................................................................................................................................................................................. 60
To Stop Recording (use FADE IN / FADE OUT) ............................................................................................................................................... 60
Audio dubbing(SCD24 only) ................................................................................................................................................................................... 61
Dubbing sound..................................................................................................................................................................................................... 61
Dubbed Audio Playback ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 62
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PHOTO Image Recording ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 63
Searching for a PHOTO picture ......................................................................................................................................................................... 63
NITE PIX (0 lux recording) .........................................................................................................................................................................................64
POWER NITE PIX......................................................................................................................................................................................................65
Using the VIDEO LIGHT ............................................................................................................................................................................................66
Various Recording Techniques ................................................................................................................................................................................ 67
Playback ............................................................................................................................................................. 68
Tape Playback .......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 68
Playback on the LCD .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 68
Playback on a TV monitor .................................................................................................................................................................................. 68
Connecting to a TV which has Audio Video input jacks .................................................................................................................................... 68
Connecting to a TV which has no Audio and Video input jacks ........................................................................................................................ 69
Playback ............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 69
Various Functions while in PLAYER mode .............................................................................................................................................................. 70
Playback pause .................................................................................................................................................................................................. 70
Picture search (Forward/Reverse) ..................................................................................................................................................................... 70
Slow playback (Forward/Reverse)(SCD24 only) ............................................................................................................................................... 70
Frame advance (To play back frame by frame)(SCD24 only) ........................................................................................................................... 71
X2 Playback (Forward/Reverse )(SCD24 only) ................................................................................................................................................. 71
ZERO MEMORY(SCD24 only) ............................................................................................................................................................................... 72
PB DSE (Playback Digital Special Effects) ............................................................................................................................................................ 73
PB ZOOM ................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 74
IEEE 1394 Data Transfer ..................................................................................................................................... 75
Transferring IEEE1394 (i.LINK)-DV standard data connections ............................................................................................................................. 75
Connecting to a DV device ................................................................................................................................................................................. 75
Connecting to a PC ............................................................................................................................................................................................ 75
System requirements .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 76
Recording with a DV connection cable ............................................................................................................................................................... 76
USB interface ..................................................................................................................................................... 77
Transferring a Digital Image through a USB Connection ........................................................................................................................................ 77
System Requirements .............................................................................................................................................................................................. 77
Installing DVC Media 5.0 Program ............................................................................................................................................................................78
Connecting to a PC .................................................................................................................................................................................................. 79
Digital Still Camera mode ................................................................................................................................... 80
MEMORY STICK(SCD24 only) ................................................................................................................................................................................ 80
Memory Stick Functions ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 80
Inserting and ejecting the Memory Stick ............................................................................................................................................................ 81
Structure of folders and files on the Memory Stick ............................................................................................................................................ 82
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Image Format ..................................................................................................................................................................................................... 82
Selecting the CAMCORDER mode ......................................................................................................................................................................... 82
Selecting the image quality ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 83
Select the image quality .................................................................................................................................................................................... 83
Number of images on the Memory Stick ........................................................................................................................................................... 83
Recording Still images to a Memory Stick in M.REC Mode ................................................................................................................................... 84
Recording images to a Memory Stick .................................................................................................................................................................84
Recording an image from a cassette as a still image ...................................................................................................................................... 85
Viewing Still images ................................................................................................................................................................................................. 86
To view a Single image........................................................................................................................................................................................ 86
To view a slide show............................................................................................................................................................................................ 86
To view the Multi Screen ......................................................................................................................................................................................87
Copying still images from a cassette to Memory Stick ............................................................................................................................................ 88
Marking images for printing ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 89
Protection from accidental erasure ........................................................................................................................................................................... 90
Deleting Still images ................................................................................................................................................................................................. 91
Formatting the Memory Stick.................................................................................................................................................................................... 92
Attention ............................................................................................................................................................................................................... 92
MPEG REC ................................................................................................................................................................................................................93
MPEG PB ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................94
Maintenance ....................................................................................................................................................... 95
After finishing a recording ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 95
Cleaning and Maintaining the Camcorder ................................................................................................................................................................ 96
Cleaning the Video Heads ................................................................................................................................................................................. 96
Using Your Camcorder Abroad ................................................................................................................................................................................ 97
Power sources .................................................................................................................................................................................................... 97
Color system ....................................................................................................................................................................................................... 97
Troubleshooting................................................................................................................................................... 98
Troubleshooting ........................................................................................................................................................................................................ 98
Self Diagnosis Display ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 98
Moisture Condensation ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 98
Self Diagnosis Display in M.REC, M.PLAY mode ............................................................................................................................................. 99
Specifications .................................................................................................................................................... 101
INDEX ............................................................................................................................................................... 102
Warranty (Canada users only) ............................................................................................................................103
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Notes and Safety Instructions
Notes regarding the rotation of the LCD screen
Please rotate the LCD screen carefully as illustrated.
Over rotation may cause damage to the inside of the hinge that connects the LCD screen to the Camcorder.
1. LCD screen closed.
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MULTI
2
PB
ZO
OM
2. Standard recording using the LCD screen.
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5. Recording with the LCD screen closed.
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DISPLAY
PB
ZO
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DISPLAY
T
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V.L
T
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V.L
DISPLAY
PB
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V.L
DISPLAY
T
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V.L
PB
ZO
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DISPLAY
PB
ZO
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T
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V.L
DISPLAY
4. Recording when looking at the LCD screen from the front.
T
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V.L
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PB
ZO
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3. Recording when looking at the LCD screen from the top.
PB
ZO
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V.L
DISPLAY
MULTI
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Notes and Safety Instructions
Notices regarding COPYRIGHT
Television programs, video tapes, DVD titles, films, and other program materials may be copyrighted.
Unauthorized copying of copyrighted material may be against the law.
Notes regarding moisture condensation
1. A sudden rise in atmospheric temperature may cause condensation to form inside the camcorder.
for example:
- When you move the camcorder from a cold location to a warm location (e.g. from outside to inside during winter.)
- When you move the camcorder from a cool location to a hot location (e.g. from inside to outside during the summer.)
2. If the
(DEW) protection feature is activated, leave the camcorder for at least two hours in a dry, warm room with the
cassette compartment opened and the battery removed.
Notes regarding CAMCORDER
1. Do not leave the camcorder exposed to high temperature (above 60°C or 140°F).
For example, in a parked car in the sun or exposed to direct sunlight.
2. Do not let the camcorder get wet.
Keep the camcorder away from rain, sea water, and any other form of moisture. If the camcorder gets wet, it may get
damaged.
Sometimes a malfunction due to exposure to liquids cannot be repaired.
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DISPLAY
X
T
IGH
V.L
- Make sure that the battery pack is fully charged before starting to record.
- To preserve battery power, keep your camcorder turned off when you are not
operating it.
- If your camcorder is in CAMERA mode,
and it is left in STBY mode without being operated for more than 5 minutes
with a tape installed, it will automatically turn itself off to protect against
unnecessary battery discharge.
- Make sure that the battery pack is fitted firmly into place.
Dropping the battery pack may damage it.
- A brand new battery pack is not charged.
Before using the battery pack, you need to charge it completely.
- It is a good idea to use the viewfinder rather than the LCD when making long
recordings, because the LCD uses up more battery power.
PB
ZO
OM
Notes regarding the battery pack
* When the battery reaches the end of its life, please contact your local dealer.
The batteries have to be dealt with as chemical waste.
Notes regarding the Video Head Cleaning
- To ensure normal recording and a clear picture, clean the video heads regularly. If a square block-shape distorts playback,
or only a blue screen is displayed, the video heads may be dirty.
If this happens, clean the video heads with a dry type cleaning cassette.
- Do not use a wet-type cleaning cassette.
It may damage the video heads.
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Notes and Safety Instructions
Note regarding the LENS
- Do not film with the camera lens pointing directly at the sun.
Direct sunlight can damage the CCD(Charge Coupled Device).
Notes regarding electronic viewfinder
1. Do not position the camcorder such that the viewfinder is pointing towards the sun.
Direct sunlight can damage the inside of the viewfinder. Be careful when placing the camcorder under sunlight
or near a window exposed to sunlight.
2. Do not pick up the camcorder from the viewfinder.
3. Over-rotating of the viewfinder may damage it.
Notes regarding ‘Record’ or ‘Playback’ using the LCD
1. The LCD display has been manufactured using high precision
technology. However, there may be tiny dots (red, blue or green in
color) that appear on the LCD display.
These dots are normal and do not affect the recorded picture in any
way.
2. When you use the LCD display under direct sunlight or outdoors,
it maybe difficult to see the picture clearly.
If this occurs, we recommend using the viewfinder.
3. Direct sunlight can damage the LCD monitor.
Notes regarding the hand strap
- To ensure a steady picture during filming, check that the hand strap is properly adjusted.
- Do not force your hand into the hand strap as you could damage it.
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Notes and Safety Instructions
Precautions regarding the Lithium battery
1. The lithium battery maintains the clock function and user settings; even if the battery pack or AC adapter is removed.
2. The lithium battery for the camcorder lasts about 6 months under normal operation from time of installation.
3. When the lithium battery becomes weak or dead, the date/time indicator will flash for about five seconds
when you set the power switch to CAMERA.
In this case, replace the lithium battery with a new one (type CR2025 ).
4. Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.
Replace only with the same or equivalent type.
Warning: Keep the LITHIUM BATTERY out of reach of children. Should a battery be swallowed,
consult a doctor immediately.
Notice regarding VIDEO LIGHT
Danger:
- The Video Light can become extremely hot. Do not touch it during operation or after turning it off,
otherwise serious injury may result. Wait 5 minutes (approx.) for the light to cool down.
- Do not place the camcorder into the carrying case immediately after using the video light.
The video light will be hot.
Please allow time for it to cool down.
- Do not use it near flammable or explosive materials.
- It is recommended that you consult your nearest SAMSUNG dealer for replacement bulbs.
- Not to be handled by children. Emits intense heat and light.
Use with caution to reduce the risk of fire or injury to persons.
DANGER: DO NOT DIRECT LIGHT AT PERSONS OR MATERIALS LOCATING LESS THAN FOUR FEET DURING USE.
DISCONNECT WHEN NOT IN USE.
DANGER: TO PREVENT POSSIBLE BURN HAZARD, DISCONNECT THE SUPPLY CORD AND ALLOW THE LAMP TO
COOL DOWN BEFORE REPLACING.
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Getting to Know Your Camcorder
Features
• Digital data transfer function with IEEE1394
By incorporating the IEEE 1394 (i.LINK™ : i.LINK is a serial data transfer protocol and interconnectivity system,
used to transmit DV data) high speed data transport port, both moving and still images can be transferred to a PC,
making it possible to produce or edit various images.
• USB interface for digital image data transfer
You can transfer still images to a PC using the USB interface without an add-on card.
• PHOTO
The PHOTO function lets you capture an object as a still along with sound, while in Camera mode.
• 800x Digital zoom
Allows you to magnify an image up to 800 times its original size.
• Color TFT LCD
A high-resolution color TFT LCD gives you clean, sharp images as well as the ability to review your recordings immediately.
• Digital Image Stabilizer (DIS)
The DIS compensates for any handshake, reducing unstable images particularly at high magnification.
• Various digital effects
The DSE (Digital Special Effects) allows you to give your films a special look by adding various special effects.
• Back Light Compensation (BLC)
The BLC function compensates for the bright background behind a subject you're recording.
• Program AE
The Program AE enables you to alter the shutter speed and aperture to suit the type of scene/action to be filmed.
• NITE PIX
The NITE PIX function enables you to record a subject in a dark place.
• MPEG REC
MPEG REC function is able to store CAMERA pictures onto “Memory Stick”.
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Getting to Know Your Camcorder
Accessories Supplied with camcorder
Make sure that the following basic accessories are supplied with your digital video camera.
Basic Accessories
1. Lithium Ion Battery pack
1. Lithium Ion Battery pack 2. AC Power Adapter
(AD43-00070A)
(AD44-00065A)
3. AC cord
(AD39-00076A)
2. AC Power Adapter
3. AC Cord
4. AUDIO/VIDEO cable
5. Instruction Book
4. AUDIO/VIDEO cable
(AD39-00001A)
5. Instruction Book
6. Lithium battery
(AD43-10130H)
7. Shoulder strap
(AD63-00202B)
8. USB cable
(AD39-00073A)
9. Software CD
10. Remote Control
(AD59-00085A)
11. Memory Stick
(1109-001221)
6. Lithium battery for Remote Control or Clock
(TYPE: CR2025)
7. Shoulder strap
8. USB cable
9. Software CD
10.Remote Control
(SCD24 only)
DA
TIMTE/
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SLO
W
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ME
MO O
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A.D
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F.A
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STA
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11.Memory Stick
(SCD24 only)
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Front & Left View
5. Viewfinder
1. Internal MIC
BL C
FA DE
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FW D
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7. TFT LCD monitor
MS
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MCO
2. Lens
6. EASY button
I
LENS 10XZOOM
MU LT
SA
3. Video Light
4. Remote sensor
8. IR(Infrared) Light
1. Internal MIC
2. Lens
5. Viewfinder
(see page 32)
3. Video Light
6. EASY button
(see page 57)
4. Remote sensor
7. TFT LCD monitor
8. IR(Infrared) Light
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Left Side View
1. Function buttons
MULTI
MUL
TI
11. MENU button
T
IGH
V.L
DISPLAY
PB
ZO
OM
2. PB zoom
3. Display
4. V. light
5. Mode switch
10. Speaker
9. MENU/VOL/MF dial
8. ENTER button
6. DV jack
1. Function buttons
PLAYER
-
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CAMERA
EASY
M.PLAY
MULTI
: (REW)
REC SEARCH –
REV
: (FF)
REC SEARCH +
FWD
: (PLAY/STILL)
FADE
SLIDE SHOW
: (STOP)
BLC
-
7. DC jack
2. PB zoom
3. Display
4. V. light
5. Mode switch (TAPE/MEMORY STICK)
6. DV jack
7. DC jack
8. ENTER button
9. MENU/VOL/MF dial
10. Speaker
11. MENU button
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Right & Top View
11. Slow shutter
10. NITE PIX switch
1. Zoom lever
2. PHOTO button
9. USB jack
8. S-VIDEO jack
7. Audio/Video jack
6. External MIC in
5. Hook for handstrap
3. START/STOP button
4. Power switch
1. Zoom lever
7. Audio/Video jack
2. PHOTO button
(see page 63)
8. S-VIDEO jack
3. START/STOP button
4. Power switch (CAMERA or PLAYER)
9. USB jack
10. NITE PIX switch
11. Slow shutter
5. Hook for handstrap
6. External MIC in
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Rear & Bottom View
1. Charging indicator
8. Memory Stick slot
ERA
AM
•
ER
OFF • C
7. Tripod receptacle
2. Battery Release
PLAY
3. Lithium battery cover
CHARGE
+
-
6. Focus adjust knob
4. Hook for shoulder strap
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5. TAPE OPEN/EJECT
1. Charging indicator
5. TAPE OPEN/EJECT
2. Battery Release
6. Focus adjust knob
3. Lithium battery cover
7. Tripod receptacle
4. Hook for shoulder strap
8. Memory Stick slot
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Remote control (SCD24 only)
18. DISPLAY
1. PHOTO
2. START/STOP
3. SELF TIMER
4. ZERO MEMORY
5. PHOTO SEARCH
6. A.DUB
7.
(FF)
8.
(REW)
9.
(PLAY)
17. Zoom
16. X2
15. DATE/TIME
14.
(SLOW)
13. (STILL)
12. (STOP)
11. F. ADV
10. Direction
1. PHOTO
10. Direction (
,
)
2. START/STOP
11. F. ADV (see page 71)
3. SELF TIMER
(see page 20)
12.
(STOP)
13.
(STILL)
4. ZERO MEMORY
(see page 72)
14.
(SLOW)
5. PHOTO Search
15. DATE/TIME
6. A.DUB (see page 61)
16. X2 (see page 71)
7.
(FF)
17. Zoom
8.
(REW)
18. Display
9.
(PLAY)
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OSD (On Screen Display in CAMERA and PLAYER modes)
18
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
23.
24.
25.
26.
27.
28.
29.
30.
31.
32.
Battery level (see page 26)
Easy mode (see pages 57)
DSE (Digital Special Effects) mode (see page 46)
Program AE (see page 40)
White Balance mode (see page 42)
BLC (Back Light Compensation) (see page 59)
Manual focus (see page 58)
Shutter speed and EXPOSURE (see page 55)
Zoom position (see page 43)
NITE PIX (see page 64)
DATE/TIME (see page 51)
USB
REMOCON (SCD24 only)
WIND CUT (see page 50)
Audio recording mode (see page 49)
Zero memory indicator (SCD24 only) (see page 72)
Remaining Tape (measured in minutes)
Tape Counter
Operating mode
Record speed mode
PHOTO mode
Self recording and waiting timer (SCD24 only) (see page 20)
DIS (see page 45)
Volume control (see page 34)
Audio playback channel
DV IN(DV data transfer mode) (see page 76)
DEW (see page 7)
Message Line
PB DSE (see page 73)
PB ZOOM/ENTER (see page 74)
Video light (see page 66)
POWER NITE PIX (see page 65)
OSD in CAMERA mode
23 31 22 21
1
2
3
6
4
5
7
20
19
REC
M-0:00:00
EASY
MIRROR
5 5 min
BLC
TAPE !
1 6 bit
MF
SHUTTER
EXPOSURE
NITE PIX
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11
10
ZOOM
9
8
EXPOSURE
SHUTTER
OSD in PLAYER mode
21
25
30
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PB ZOOM
1.2x
MIRROR
20
19
M-0:00:00
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1 6 bit
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OSD (On Screen Display in M.REC/M.PLAY modes)
A. Folder number-file number
(see page 85)
B. Image counter
- Current still image/Total number of recordable still images.
C. CARD (MEMORY STICK) indicator
D. Image recording and loading indicator
E. Quality
F. ERASE PROTECTION indicator (see page 93)
G. Print Mark (see page 92)
H. SLIDE SHOW
I. MPEG4 SCREEN SIZE
Turning the OSD on/off (On Screen Display)
Turning OSD on/off
Press the DISPLAY button on the left side panel.
- Each press of the button toggles the OSD function on and off.
- When you turn the OSD off,
In CAMERA mode: The STBY, REC, EASY.Q modes are always displayed on
the OSD, even when the OSD is turned OFF and the key input is displayed for
3 seconds then turned off.
In PLAYER mode: When you press any Function button, the function is
displayed on the OSD for 3 seconds before it turns off.
OSD in M.REC mode
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001
SLIDE
22/240
MEMORY STICK !
1 0 : 0 0 AM
A
100-0001
J A N. 1 0 , 2 0 0 3
Turning the DATE/TIME on/off
- The DATE/TIME is not affected when the OSD function is switched ON or OFF.
- To turn the DATE/TIME on or off, access the menu and change the DATE/TIME
mode. (see page 51)
- You may also use the Quick Menu to turn the DATE/TIME ON or OFF.
(see page 53) (only in CAMERA/M.REC mode)
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MS
Preparation
SA
How to use the Remote Control (SCD24 only)
Battery Installation for the Remote Control
✤ You need to insert or replace the lithium battery when :
- You purchase the camcorder.
- The remote control doesn’t work.
✤ Ensure that you insert the lithium cell correctly, following the + and - markings.
✤ Be careful not to reverse the polarity of the battery.
START/
STOP
Self Record using the Remote Control
When you use the Self Timer function on the remote control, the recording begins
automatically in 10 seconds.
1. Set the camcorder to CAMERA mode.
2. Press the SELF TIMER button until the appropriate indicator is displayed in the viewfinder.
3. Press the START/STOP button to start the timer.
- After a 10 second wait, recording starts.
- Press START/STOP again when you wish to stop recording.
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Self
Timer
PHOTO
SELF
TIMER
ZERO
MEMORY
PHOTO
SEARCH
A.DUB
F.ADV
DISPLAY
DATE/
TIME
SLOW
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Lithium Battery Installation
✤
✤
✤
The lithium battery maintains the clock function and preset contents of the memory;
even if the battery pack or AC power adapter is removed.
The lithium battery for the camcorder lasts about 6 months under normal operation from the time of installation.
When the lithium battery becomes weak or dead, the date/time indicator flashes for about 5 seconds
when you set the power switch to CAMERA.
When this occurs, replace the lithium battery with CR2025 type.
1. Open the Lithium battery cover from the camera.
2. Position the Lithium cell in the holder,
with the positive ( ) terminal face outward.
3. Close the lithium battery cover.
Note
The lithium battery must be inserted in the correct direction.
Warning: Keep the LITHIUM BATTERY out of the reach of the children.
Should any battery be swallowed, consult a doctor immediately.
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Adjusting the Hand Strap
It is very important to ensure that the Hand strap has been correctly adjusted before you begin your recording.
The hand strap enables you to :
- Hold the camcorder in a stable, comfortable position.
- Press the Zoom and START/STOP button without having to change the position of your hand.
Hand strap
a. Pull open the Hand Strap cover and release the Hand Strap.
b. Adjust its length and stick it back onto
the Hand Strap cover.
c. Close the Hand Strap cover again.
Shoulder Strap
The Shoulder Strap enables you to carry your camcorder around
in complete safety.
1. Insert the end of strap into the Shoulder Strap hook on the camcorder.
Insert the other end of strap into
ring inside hand strap.
2. Thread each end into the buckle, adjust the length of
the strap and then pull it tight in the buckle.
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Connecting a Power Source
There are two types of power source that can be connected to your camcorder.
- The AC Power Adapter and AC cord : used for indoor recording.
- The Battery Pack : used for outdoor recording.
To use the AC Power adapter and DC Cable
1. Connect the AC Power adapter to the AC cord.
MULTI
2. Connect the AC cord to a wall socket.
Note
The plug and wall socket type may differ according to
your resident country.
3. Connect the DC cable to the DC jack socket of the camcorder.
4. Set the camcorder to each mode by holding down the tab on
the power switch and turning it to the CAMERA or PLAYER mode.
To select the CAMCORDER mode
✤ If you want to use this unit as a camcorder, set the mode switch to TAPE
position.
✤ If you want to use this unit as a
DSC (Digital Still Camera), set the mode switch to MEMORY STICK position.
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Using the Lithium Ion Battery Pack
✤
The amount of continuous recording time available depends on :
- The type and capacity of the battery pack you are using.
- How often the Zoom function is used.
It is recommended that you have several batteries available.
Charging the Lithium Ion Battery Pack
1. Attach the battery pack to the camcorder.
2. Connect the AC Power adapter to an AC cord and connect
the AC cord to a wall socket.
3. Connect the DC cable to the DC jack socket on the camcorder.
4. Turn the Camera power switch to off, and the charging indicator
will start to flash, showing that the battery is charging.
Blinking time
Once per second
Twice per second
Three times per second
Blinking stops and stays on
On for a second and
off for a second
MULTI
Charging rate
Less than 50%
50% ~ 75%
75% ~ 90%
90 ~ 100%
Error - Reset the battery pack and
the DC cable
5. When the battery is fully charged, disconnect the
battery pack and the AC Power adapter from the camcorder.
■ Even with the power switched off, the battery pack will still discharge
if it is left connected to the camcorder.
5
Notes
■
■
24
The battery pack may be charged a little at the time of purchase.
To prevent reduction in the life and capacity of the battery pack, always remove it from the camcorder after it is fully
charged.
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Table of continuous recording time based on model and battery type.
✤ If you close the LCD screen, it switches off and the viewfinder switches on automatically.
✤ The continuous recording times given in the table above are approximations.
Actual recording time depends on usage.
Time
Battery
Charging
time
Continuous recording time
LCD ON
VIEWFINDER ON
SB-L110
Approx.
2hr
Approx.
1hr 30min
Approx.
2hr
SB-L220
Approx.
3hr 30min
Approx.
3hr 10min
Approx.
4hr 10min
Notes
■
■
■
■
■
■
The battery pack should be recharged in an environment of between 32°F (0°C) and 104°F (40°C).
The battery pack should never be charged in a room temperature that is below 32°F (0°C).
The life and capacity of the battery pack will be reduced if it is used in temperatures below 32°F (0°C)
or left in temperatures above 104°F (40°C) for a long period, even when it is fully recharged.
Do not put the battery pack near any heat source (fire or flames, for example).
Do not disassemble, process, pressure, or heat the Battery Pack.
Do not allow the + and - terminals of the battery pack to be short-circuited.
It may cause leakage, heat generation, induce fire and overheating.
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Battery level display
• The battery level display indicates the amount of power remaining
in the battery pack.
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
Fully charged
20~40% used
40~80% used
80~95% used
Completely used (flickers)
(The camcorder will turn off soon, change the battery as soon as possible)
a
b
c
d
e
✤ Please refer to the table on page 25 for approximate continuous recording times.
✤ The recording time is affected by environmental temperature and conditions.
The recording time becomes very short in a cold environment.
The continuous recording times in the operating instructions are measured using a fully charged battery pack
at 77°F(25°C).
As the environmental temperature and conditions may differ when you actually use the camcorder,
the remaining battery time may not be the same as the approximate continuous recording times
given in these instructions.
Tips for Battery Identification
A charge mark is provided on the battery pack to help you remember
whether it has been charged or not.
Two colors are provided (red and grey)-you may choose which one indicates
charged and which indicates discharged.
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Inserting and Ejecting a Cassette
✤ When inserting a tape or closing a cassette holder, do not apply excessive force.
This may cause a malfunction.
✤ Do not use any tapes other than Mini DV cassettes.
1
2
DO NOT PUSH IN THE COMPARTMENT
4
3
DO NOT PUSH IN THE COMPARTMENT
1. Connect a power source and slide the TAPE OPEN/EJECT switch
and open the cassette door.
- The cassette holding mechanism rises automatically.
2. Insert a tape into the cassette holder with the tape window facing outward
and the protection tab toward the top.
3. Press the area labelled PUSH on the cassette holding mechanism
until it clicks into place.
- The cassette is loaded automatically.
4. Close the cassette door.
- Close the door completely until you
can hear a “click”.
push
Note
When you have recorded something that you wish to keep, you can protect it
so that it will not be accidentally erased.
a. Protecting a tape :
Push the safety tab on the cassette so that the hole is uncovered.
b. Removing the tape protection :
If you no longer wish to keep the recording on the cassette,
push the write-protect tab back so that it covers the hole.
• How to keep a tape
a. Avoid places with magnets or magnetic interference.
b. Avoid humidity and dust prone places.
c. Keep the tape in an upright position and avoid storing it in direct sunlight.
d. Avoid dropping or knocking your tapes.
a. SAVE
b. REC
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Making your First Recording
1. Connect a Power source to the camcorder. (see page 23)
(A battery pack or a AC power adapter)
■ Insert a cassette. (see page 27)
1
2
2. Remove the LENS CAP and hook it onto the hand strap.
3. Set the power switch to the CAMERA position.
■ Open the LCD monitor.
■ Set the mode switch to the TAPE position.
Make sure that STBY is displayed.
■ If the protection tab of the cassette is open, STOP and
PROTECTION! will be displayed.
■ Make sure the image you want to record appears in
the LCD monitor or viewfinder.
■ Make sure the battery level indicates that there is
enough remaining power for your expected recording time.
4. To start recording, press the START/STOP button.
■ REC is displayed in the LCD.
To stop recording, press the START/STOP button again.
■ STBY is displayed in the LCD.
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When a cassette is loaded and the camcorder is left in the STBY mode for more than 5 minutes without being used,
it will switch off automatically.
To use it again, push the START/STOP button or set the Power switch to OFF and then back to CAMERA.
This Auto Power off feature is designed to save battery power.
Record Search (REC SEARCH)
✤ You can view a recording using the
REC SEARCH +, -- function in STBY mode.
REC SEARCH -- enables you to play the recording backwards and
REC SEARCH + enables you to play it forwards, for as long as you
keep each button pressed down.
✤ If you press the REC SEARCH -- button in STBY mode, your camcorder will
play in reverse for 3 seconds and return to the original position automatically.
Note
Mosaic shaped distortion may appear on the screen while in
Record Search mode.
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Hints for Stable Image Recording
■
■
While recording, it is very important to hold the camcorder correctly.
Fix the LENS cap firmly by clipping it to the hand strap. (refer to the figure)
Recording with the LCD monitor
1. Hold the camcorder firmly using the hand strap.
2. Place your right elbow against your side.
3. Place your left hand under or beside the LCD to support and adjust it.
Do not touch the built-in microphone.
4. Choose a comfortable, stable position for the shots that you are taking.
You can lean against a wall or on a table for greater stability.
Do not forget to breathe gently.
5. Use the LCD frame as a guide to determine the horizontal plane.
6. Whenever possible, use a tripod.
Recording with the Viewfinder
1. Hold the camcorder firmly using the hand strap.
2. Place your right elbow against your side.
3. Place your left hand under the camcorder to support it.
Be sure not to touch the built-in microphone.
4. Choose a comfortable, stable position for the shots that you are taking.
You can lean against a wall or on a table for greater stability.
Do not forget to breathe gently.
5. To view an object through the viewfinder, pull it out until you hear the ‘click’ sound.
Excessive force may cause damage to the viewfinder.
6. Place your eye firmly against the viewfinder eyecup.
7. Use the viewfinder frame as a guide to determine the horizontal plane.
8. Whenever possible, use a tripod.
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Adjusting the LCD
✤ Your camcorder is equipped with a 2.5 inch color Liquid Crystal Display(LCD) screen, which enables you to view
what you are recording or playing back directly.
✤ Depending on the conditions under which you are using the camcorder (indoors or outdoors for example),
you can adjust ;
■ BRIGHT SELECT
■ BRIGHT ADJUST
■ COLOR ADJUST
1. Set the POWER switch to CAMERA position.
■ In the PLAYER mode, you may only setup the LCD
while the tape is playing.
2. Open the LCD screen, and the LCD switches on.
3. Press the MENU button.
4. Turn the MENU DIAL so that VIEWER is highlighted and
then press the ENTER button.
CAM MODE
CAM MODE
INITIAL
CAMERA
A/V
MEMORY
VIEWER
VIEWER SET
LCD ADJUST
DATE / TIME
TV DISPLAY
LCD ADJUST
DATE/TIME
TV DISPLAY
5. Turn the MENU DIAL so that LCD ADJUST is highlighted.
6. Press the ENTER button to enter the submenu.
CAM MODE
VIEWER SET
7. Turn the MENU DIAL so that it highlights the menu item you want to
adjust (BRIGHT SELECT, BRIGHT ADJUST, COLOR ADJUST).
LCD ADJUST
BRIGHT SELECT . . . . NORMAL
BRIGHT ADJUST . . . . . .[ 1 8 ]
COLOR ADJUST . . . . . . [ 1 8 ]
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8. Press the ENTER button again.
■ You may select NORMAL or SUPER in the BRIGHT SELECT feature and press the ENTER button
to save the setting.
■ Use the MENU DIAL to adjust the value of BRIGHT ADJUST and COLOR ADJUST.
■ You can set values for BRIGHT ADJUST between 00 ~ 35 and COLOR ADJUST between 00 ~ 35.
9. Press the MENU button to finish the setting.
Using the VIEWFINDER
✤
The VIEWFINDER will not work when the LCD is open.
Adjusting the Focus
Use the focus adjustment knob of the VIEWFINDER to focus the picture.
(refer to figure )
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Playing back a tape you have recorded on the LCD
✤ You can monitor the playback picture on the LCD monitor.
✤ Make sure that the battery pack is in place.
1. Hold down the power switch tab and turn it to the PLAYER position.
2. Insert the tape you wish to view. (see page 27)
3. Open the LCD screen.
Adjust the angle of the LCD screen and set the brightness or color if necessary.
4. Press the
(REW) button to rewind the tape to the starting point.
■ To stop rewinding, press the
(STOP) button.
■ The camcorder stops automatically after rewinding is complete.
5. Press the
(PLAY/STILL) button to start playback.
■ You can view the picture you recorded on the LCD.
■ To stop the PLAY operation, press the
(STOP) button.
Notes
■
■
You can also view the picture on a TV screen, after connecting the camcorder to a TV or VCR. (see page 68)
Various functions are available in playback mode. (see page 70)
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Adjusting the LCD during PLAY
✤ You can adjust the LCD during playback.
✤ The adjustment method is the same procedure as used in CAMERA mode. (see page 31)
Controlling Sound from the Speaker
The Speaker works in PLAYER mode only.
■
When you use the LCD screen for playback, you can hear the recorded sound from
the built-in Speaker.
- Follow the instructions below to decrease or mute speaker volume in the PLAYER mode.
- Take the following steps to lower the volume or mute the sound while playing a tape
on the camcorder.
1. Set the power switch to PLAYER mode.
2. Press
(PLAY/STILL) to play the tape.
3. When you hear sounds once the tape is in play, use the MENU DIAL to adjust the volume.
■ A volume level display will appear on the LCD.
Levels may be adjusted from anywhere between 00 to 19 and you will not hear
any sound when the volume is set on 00.
■ If you close the LCD while playing, you will not hear sound from the speaker.
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■
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When the cable is connected to the A/V jack, you cannot hear sound from the camcorder
speaker and cannot adjust the volume.
You can hear sound from camcorder speaker by removing the connected cable
from the A/V jack
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Use of various Functions
● Setting menu items
Available mode
MENU
INITIAL
CAMERA
A/V
MEMORY
VIEWER
SUB MENU
CLOCK SET
WL. REMOTE
DEMO
PROGRAM AE
WHT. BALANCE
D. ZOOM
DIS
DSE SELECT
REC MODE
PHOTO SEARCH
PHOTO COPY
AUDIO MODE
AUDIO SELECT
WIND CUT
PB DSE
M.PLAY SELECT
PHOTO QUALITY
MPEG4 SIZE
PRINT MARK
PROTECT
FILE NO
DELETE
FORMAT
LCD ADJUST
DATE/TIME
TV DISPLAY
CAMERA
PLAYER
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
Memory
REC .
✔
✔
Memory
PLAY
✔
✔
✔
✔
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● Set the camcorder to CAMERA or PLAYER mode and M.REC or M.PLAY mode
1. Press the MENU button.
The MENU OSD is displayed. The cursor ( HIGHLIGHT ) indicates the feature you are currently adjusting.
2. Use the MENU DIAL and press the ENTER button on the left side panel to select and activate the item.
3. You can exit the menu mode by pressing the MENU button.
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Availability of functions in each mode
Operating
Mode
Requested
Mode
Digital functions
DIS
DIS
D.ZOOM
O
PHOTO
✕
SLOW SHUTTER
D.ZOOM
PHOTO
(TAPE)
O
O
O
✕
SLOW
SHUTTER
*
✕
✕
O
Digital Special Effects
O
O
O
O
NITE PIX
O
O
O
O
Digital
special
effects
NITE PIX
O
O
O
O
✕
O
O
O
✕
O : The requested mode will work in this operating mode.
✕ : You can not change the requested mode.
: The operating mode will be released and the requested mode will work.
* : The operating mode will be released and the requested mode will work.
(the data during the operating mode will be backed up)
Notes
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When a menu item on the LCD is marked with an X , that item cannot be activated.
When you select an item that cannot be changed, an error message will be displayed.
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CLOCK SET
✤ CLOCK setup works in CAMERA, PLAYER, M.REC and M.PLAY modes.
✤ The DATE/TIME is automatically recorded onto a tape.
Before recording, please set the DATE/TIME.
1. Press the MENU button.
■ The menu list will appear.
2. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight INITIAL and press the ENTER button.
CAM MODE
INITIAL
CAMERA
A/V
MEMORY
VIEWER
CLOCK SET
WL. REMOTE
DEMO
3. Use the MENU DIAL to select CLOCK SET from the submenu.
4. Press the ENTER button to enter SETTING mode.
■ A blinking item indicates the item to be changed.
The year will blink first.
5. Using the MENU DIAL, change the year setting.
6. Press the ENTER button.
■ The month will blink.
CAM MODE
INITIAL SET
CLOCK SET
WL.REMOTE
DEMONSTRATION
SET TIME!
7. Using the MENU DIAL, change the month setting.
8. Press the ENTER button.
■ The day will blink.
9. You can set the day, hour and minute following the same procedure for setting
the year and month.
10.Press the ENTER button after setting the minutes.
■ The word COMPLETE! will appear, and a few seconds later,
the menu screen will automatically
return to the sub menu.
CAM MODE
INITIAL SET
CLOCK SET
1 0 : 0 0 AM
J A N. 1 0 , 2 0 0 3
11.To exit, press the MENU button.
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● REMOCON (SCD24 only)
✤ The REMOCON function works in CAMERA, PLAYER, M.REC, M.PLAY modes.
✤ The REMOCON option allows you to enable or disable the remote control for use with the camcorder.
1. Press the MENU button.
■ The menu list will appear.
2. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight INITIAL and
press the ENTER button.
CAM MODE
INITIAL
CAMERA
A/V
MEMORY
VIEWER
CLOCK SET
WL. REMOTE
DEMO
3. Use the MENU DIAL to select WL.REMOTE from the submenu.
4. Press the ENTER button to enable or disable the remote control.
The setting switches between ON/OFF each time you press the ENTER button.
5. To exit, press the MENU button.
■ If you set the remote to OFF in the menu and try to use it, the remote icon
will the remote control icon will blink for 3 seconds and disappear on the LCD.
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CAM MODE
INITIAL SET
CLOCK SET
WL.REMOTE
DEMONSTRATION
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DEMONSTRATION
✤ Demonstration automatically shows you the major functions that are included with
your camcorder so that you may use them more easily.
✤ The DEMONSTRATION function may only be used in the CAMERA mode without
a tape inserted in the camcorder.
✤ The demonstration operates repeatedly until the DEMONSTRATION mode switched OFF.
1. Set the camcorder to CAMERA mode.
2. Press the MENU button.
■ The menu list will appear.
CAM MODE
INITIAL
CAMERA
A/V
MEMORY
VIEWER
CLOCK SET
WL. REMOTE
DEMO
3. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight INITIAL.
4. Select DEMONSTRATION from the submenu and press the ENTER button.
5. To activate the DEMONSTRATION, set DEMONSTRATION ON.
■ Press the menu button to quit the menu.
■ The demonstration will begin.
6. To end the DEMONSTRATION,
set the DEMONSTRATION to OFF.
CAM MODE
INITIAL SET
CLOCK SET
WL.REMOTE
DEMONSTRATION
Notes
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■
The DEMONSTRATION function only works without a TAPE installed.
The DEMONSTRATION mode is automatically activated when the camcorder is left idle for
more than 10 minutes after switching to the CAMERA mode (no tape is inserted in the camcorder).
If you press other buttons (FADE, BLC, PHOTO, EASY) during the DEMONSTRATION mode,
the DEMONSTRATION stops temporarily and resumes 10 minutes later if you do not operate
any other functions.
While setting the NITE PIX to ON, the DEMONSTRATION function does not work.
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● PROGRAM AE
✤ The PROGRAM AE function works in CAMERA only.
✤ The PROGRAM AE mode allows you to adjust shutter speeds and apertures to suit different recording
conditions.
✤ They give you creative control over the depth of field.
■ AUTO mode
- Auto balance between the subject and the background.
- To be used in normal conditions.
- The shutter speed automatically varies from 1/60 to 1/250 per second, depending on the scene.
■ SPORTS mode (
)
- For recording people or objects moving quickly.
■ PORTRAIT mode (
)
- For focusing on the background of the subject, when the background is out of focus.
- The PORTRAIT mode is most effective when used outdoors.
- The shutter speed automatically varies from 1/60 to 1/1000 per second.
■ SPOTLIGHT mode (
)
- For recording correctly when there is only light on the subject and not the rest of the picture.
■ SAND/SNOW mode (
)
- For recording when people or objects are darker than the background because of reflected light
from sand or snow.
■ High S. SPEED(High Shutter Speed) mode (
)
- For recording fast-moving subjects such as players in golf or tennis games.
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Setting the PROGRAM AE
1. Press the MENU button.
■ The menu list will appear.
CAM MODE
INITIAL
CAMERA
A/V
MEMORY
VIEWER
2. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight CAMERA and
press the ENTER button.
PROGRAM AE
WHT. BALANCE
D.ZOOM
DIS
DSE SELECT
3. Select PROGRAM AE from the submenu.
4. Press the ENTER button to enter
the submenu.
5. Using the MENU DIAL, select the PROGRAM AE mode.
■ Press the ENTER button to confirm the PROGRAM AE mode.
6. To exit, press the MENU button.
CAM MODE
CAMERA SET
PROGRAM AE
WHT. BALANCE
D.ZOOM
DIS
DSE SELECT
CAM MODE
CAMERA SET
PROGRAM AE
AUTO
SPORTS
PORTRAIT
SPOTLIGHT
SAND / SNOW
HIGH S. SPEED
Notes
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Program AE will not function if NITE PIX is set to on.
The P.AE function will not operate in Easy mode.
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● WHT. BALANCE (WHITE BALANCE)
✤ The WHITE BALANCE function works in CAMERA or M.REC mode only.
✤ The WHITE BALANCE is a recording function that preserves the unique color of the object in any recording
condition.
✤ You may select the appropriate WHITE BALANCE mode to obtain good quality color of the image.
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AUTO ( ) : This mode is generally used to control the WHITE BALANCE automatically.
HOLD ( ) :This fixes the current WHITE BALANCE value.
INDOOR ( ) : This controls the WHITE BALANCE according to the indoor ambience.
OUTDOOR ( ) : This controls the WHITE BALANCE according to the outdoor ambience.
1. Set the camcorder to CAMERA mode.
2. Press the MENU button.
■ The menu list will appear.
3. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight CAMERA and
press the ENTER button.
4. Select WHT.BALANCE from the submenu.
5. Press the ENTER button to enter the sub-menu.
6. Using the MENU DIAL, select the WHITE BALANCE mode.
■ Press the ENTER button to confirm the
WHITE BALANCE mode.
7. To exit, press the MENU button.
CAM MODE
INITIAL
CAMERA
A/V
MEMORY
VIEWER
PROGRAM AE
WHT. BALANCE
D.ZOOM
DIS
DSE SELECT
CAM MODE
CAMERA SET
PROGRAM AE
WHT. BALANCE
D.ZOOM
DIS
DSE SELECT
Notes
CAM MODE
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While setting the NITE PIX to ON, the WHT.BALANCE function does not work.
The WHT.BALANCE function will not operate
in EASY mode.
Turn the digital zoom off (if necessary) to set a more accurate white balance.
If you have set the white balance and lighting conditions changes, reset the white balance.
During normal outdoor recording, setting to AUTO may provide better results.
CAMERA SET
WHT. BALANCE
AUTO
HOLD
INDOOR
OUTDOOR
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Zooming In and Out with DIGITAL ZOOM
✤ Zoom works in CAMERA mode only.
Zooming In and Out
✤ Zooming is a recording technique that lets you change the size of the subject in a scene.
For more professional looking recordings, do not use the zoom function too often.
✤ You can zoom using variable zoom speeds.
✤ Use these features for different shots. Please note that
over-use of the zoom feature can lead to unprofessional looking results and a reduction of battery usage time.
1. Move the zoom lever slightly for a gradual zoom,
move it further for a high-speed zoom.
Your zooming is monitored on the OSD.
1-1
1-2
2. T(Telephoto) side:
Subject appears closer.
TELE
3. W(Wide angle) side: Subject appears
farther away.
WIDE
Note
You can record a subject that is a minimum of 1 m (about 2.65 feet) away from the lens surface in the TELE position,
or about 10 mm (about 0.5 inch) away in the WIDE position.
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Digital Zoom
✤ Zooming more than 10x is achieved digitally.
✤ The picture quality may deteriorate depending on how much you zoom in on the subject.
✤ We recommend that you use the DIS feature with DIGITAL ZOOM for picture stability. (see page 45)
1. Set the camcorder to CAMERA mode.
2. Press the MENU button.
■ The menu list will appear.
CAM MODE
INITIAL
CAMERA
A/V
MEMORY
VIEWER
PROGRAM AE
WHT. BALANCE
D.ZOOM
DIS
DSE SELECT
3. Turn the MENU DIAL to CAMERA and press the ENTER button.
4. Select D.ZOOM from the submenu.
CAM MODE
5. Press the ENTER button to setup the 100x, 200x, 400x, 800x digital zoom function or
to turn the feature OFF.
6. To exit, press the MENU button.
CAMERA SET
PROGRAM AE
WHT. BALANCE
D.ZOOM
DIS
DSE SELECT
CAM MODE
CAMERA SET
D . ZOOM
OFF
100x
200x
400x
800x
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● DIS (Digital Image Stabilizer)
✤ The DIS function works in CAMERA mode only.
✤ DIS (Digital Image Stabilizer) is a function that compensates for any shaking or
hand movement while holding the camcorder (within reasonable limits).
✤ It provides more stable pictures when:
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■
Recording with the zoom
Recording a small object close-up
Recording and walking at the same time
Recording through the window of a vehicle
1. Set the camcorder to CAMERA mode.
2. Press the MENU button.
■ The menu list will appear.
CAM MODE
INITIAL
CAMERA
A/V
MEMORY
VIEWER
PROGRAM AE
WHT. BALANCE
D.ZOOM
DIS
DSE SELECT
3. Turn the MENU DIAL highlight to CAMERA and press the ENTER button.
■ The sub menu list will appear.
4. Turn the MENU DIAL to activate the DIS function, press the ENTER button.
■ The DIS menu is changed to ON.
■ If you do not want to use the DIS function,
set the DIS menu to OFF.
5. To exit, press the MENU button.
CAM MODE
CAMERA SET
PROGRAM AE
WHT. BALANCE
D.ZOOM
DIS
DSE SELECT
Notes
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It is recommended that you deactivate the shake compensation function when using a tripod.
If you use the DIS function, the picture quality may deteriorate
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● DSE(Digital Special Effects) SELECT
✤ The DSE function works in CAMERA mode only.
✤ The digital effects enable you to give a creative look to your recording by adding various special effects.
✤ Select the appropriate digital effect for the type of picture that you wish to record and the effect you
wish to create.
✤ There are 9 DSE modes.
a. ART mode
This mode gives the images a coarse effect.
b. MOSAIC mode
This mode gives the images a mosaic effect.
c. SEPIA mode
This mode gives the images a reddish-brown pigment.
d. NEGA mode
This mode reverses the colors of the images, creating a negative image.
e. MIRROR mode
This mode cuts the picture in half,
using a mirror effect.
f. BLK & WHT mode
This mode changes the images to black and white.
g. EMBOSS mode
This mode creates a 3D effect (embossing).
h. CINEMA mode
This mode covers the upper/lower portions of the screen to give a cinematic effect.
i. MAKE - UP mode
This mode allows the images to be selected in red, green, blue or yellow colors.
a
b
c
d
e
f
g
h
i
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Selecting an effect
1. Set the camcorder to CAMERA mode.
CAM MODE
2. Press the MENU button.
■ The menu list will appear.
INITIAL
CAMERA
A/V
MEMORY
VIEWER
PROGRAM AE
WHT. BALANCE
D.ZOOM
DIS
DSE SELECT
3. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight CAMERA and press the ENTER button.
4. Select DSE SELECT from the submenu.
CAM MODE
5. Press the ENTER button to enter the submenu.
6. Using MENU DIAL, select the DSE mode.
■ Press the ENTER button to confirm the
DSE mode.
CAMERA SET
PROGRAM AE
WHT. BALANCE
D.ZOOM
DIS
DSE SELECT
7. To exit, press the MENU button.
CAM MODE
CAMERA SET
DSE SELECT
Notes
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■
While setting the NITE PIX to ON, the DSE function does not work.
The DSE function will not operate in EASY mode.
OFF
ART
MOSAIC
SEPIA
NEGA
MIRROR
BLK&WHT
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● REC MODE
✤ The REC MODE function works in both CAMERA and
PLAYER (DV IN) modes.
✤ This camcorder records and plays back in SP (standard play) mode and in LP (long play) mode.
■
■
SP (standard play): This mode permits 60 minutes of recording time with a DVM60 tape.
LP (long play): This mode permits 90 minutes of recording time with a DVM60 tape.
1. Set the camcorder to CAMERA or PLAYER mode.
2. Press the MENU button.
■ The menu list will appear.
3. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight A/V and
press the ENTER button.
4. Select REC MODE from the submenu and
press the ENTER button.
■ The REC MODE toggles between SP and LP with each press.
5. To exit, press the MENU button.
Notes
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■
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We recommend that you use this camcorder to play back any tapes recorded on
this camcorder.
Playing back a tape recorded in other equipment may produce mosaic shaped
distortion.
When you record a tape in SP and LP modes, or LP mode only, the playback
picture may be distorted or the time code
may not be written properly between scenes.
Record using SP mode for best picture and sound quality.
CAM MODE
INITIAL
CAMERA
A/V
MEMORY
VIEWER
REC MODE
PHOTO SEARCH
COPY
AUDIO MODE
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AUDIO SELECT
WIND CUT
PB DSE
CAM MODE
A / V SET
REC MODE
PHOTO SEARCH
PHOTO COPY
AUDIO MODE
AUDIO SELECT
WIND CUT
PB DSE
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● AUDIO MODE
✤ The AUDIO MODE function works in CAMERA mode.
✤ This camcorder records sound in two ways. (12bit, 16bit)
■
■
12bit : You can record two 12bit stereo sound tracks.
The original stereo sound can be recorded onto the MAIN (SOUND1) track.
Additional stereo sound can be dubbed onto the SUB (SOUND2) track.
16bit : You can record one high quality stereo sound using the 16bit recording mode.
Audio dubbing is not possible when using this mode.
1. Set the camcorder to CAMERA mode.
2. Press the MENU button.
■ The menu list will appear.
CAM MODE
INITIAL
CAMERA
A/V
MEMORY
VIEWER
3. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight A/V and press the ENTER button.
4. Select the AUDIO MODE from the menu and press the ENTER button.
■ The AUDIO MODE toggles between 12bit-16bit with each push.
5. To exit, press the MENU button.
REC MODE
PHOTO SEARCH
COPY
AUDIO MODE
12
AUDIO SELECT
WIND CUT
PB DSE
CAM MODE
A / V SET
REC MODE
PHOTO SEARCH
PHOTO COPY
AUDIO MODE
AUDIO SELECT
WIND CUT
PB DSE
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● WIND CUT
✤ The WIND CUT function works in CAMERA and PLAYER (SCD24 only) modes.
✤ The WIND CUT function minimizes wind noise or other noise while recording.
- When the wind cut is on, some low sounds are eliminated along with the sound of the wind.
1. Set the camcorder to CAMERA mode.
2. Press the MENU button.
■ The menu list will appear.
CAM MODE
INITIAL
CAMERA
A/V
MEMORY
VIEWER
3. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight A/V and press the ENTER button.
REC MODE
PHOTO SEARCH
COPY
AUDIO MODE
12
AUDIO SELECT
WIND CUT
PB DSE
4. Select WIND CUT from submenu.
CAM MODE
5. This feature toggles ON/OFF each time you press the ENTER button.
6. To exit, press the MENU button.
Notes
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■
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Make sure WIND CUT is set to off when you want the microphone to be as sensitive as possible.
Use the WIND CUT when recording in windy places such as the beach or near buildings.
A / V SET
REC MODE
PHOTO SEARCH
PHOTO COPY
AUDIO MODE
AUDIO SELECT
WIND CUT
PB DSE
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● DATE/TIME
✤ The DATE/TIME function works in CAMERA, PLAYER, M.REC and M.PLAY modes.
✤ The date and time are automatically recorded on a special data area of the tape.
1. Press the MENU button.
■ The menu list will appear.
2. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight VIEWER and press the ENTER button.
3. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight DATE/TIME.
4. Press the ENTER button to select the sub-menu.
5. Using the MENU DIAL, select the DATE/TIME mode.
■ You can choose to display - the OFF, DATE, TIME, DATE/TIME
- OFF only
- DATE only
- TIME only
- DATE & TIME
■ To return to the previous menu, highlight the DATE/TIME in the middle of the and
press the ENTER button.
6. To exit, press the MENU button.
Notes
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■
■
The DATE/TIME is not affected by the OSD ON/OFF (DISPLAY) button.
The DATE/TIME will read “- - -” in the following conditions.
- During playback of a blank section of a tape.
- If the tape was recorded before setting the DATE/TIME in the Camera’s memory.
- When the lithium battery becomes weak or dead.
Before you can use the DATE/TIME function, you must set the Clock.
See CLOCK SET on page 37.
CAM MODE
INITIAL
CAMERA
A/V
MEMORY
VIEWER
LCD ADJUST
DATE / TIME
TV DISPLAY
CAM MODE
VIEWER SET
LCD ADJUST
DATE / TIME
TV DISPLAY
CAM MODE
VIEWER SET
DATE / TIME
DATE
TIME
DATE&TIME
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● TV DISPLAY
✤ The TV DISPLAY function works in CAMERA, PLAYER, M.REC and M.PLAY modes.
✤ You can select the output path of the OSD (On Screen Display).
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■
■
OFF: The OSD appears in the LCD screen only.
ON: The OSD appears in the LCD screen, VIEWFINDER and TV.
Use the DISPLAY button located at the left side of the camcorder to turn ON/OFF all of
the OSD displayed on the LCD/VIEWFINDER/TV.
1. Set the camcorder to CAMERA, PLAYER, M.REC and M.PLAY mode.
2. Press the MENU button.
■
The menu list will appear.
CAM MODE
INITIAL
CAMERA
A/V
MEMORY
VIEWER
LCD ADJUST
DATE / TIME
TV DISPLAY
3. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight VIEWER and press the ENTER button.
4. Select the TV DISPLAY mode in list,
press the ENTER button.
■ The DISPLAY mode switches between ON/OFF with each push.
5. To exit, press the MENU button.
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CAM MODE
VIEWER SET
LCD ADJUST
DATE / TIME
TV DISPLAY
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Using Quick Menu(Navigation Menu)
✤ Quick menu is available only in CAMERA mode.
✤ Quick menu is used to adjust camera functions by simply using the MENU DIAL.
This feature is useful for when you want to make simple adjustments without having to access the menus and submenus.
■ DATE/TIME
- Each time you select DATE/TIME and press the ENTER button, it will be displayed in the order of
DATE - TIME - DATE/TIME - OFF. (see page 51)
■ WL.REMOTE (
) (SCD24 only)
- Each time you select WL.REMOTE and press the ENTER button, the WL.REMOTE is switched to
either enabled (
) or disabled ( ) .
■ DIS (
)
- Each time you select DIS and press the ENTER button,
the DIS icon is displayed or set to OFF.
■ DSE (Digital Special Effect) (see page 46)
- Each time you select DSE and press the ENTER button,
the DSE preset values are applied or set to OFF.
DSE values will not switch between On and Off if they have not been preset in the menu.
■ PROGRAM AE (see page 40)
- Each time you select PROGRAM AE and press the ENTER button, you can choose between
the preset PROGRAM AE values and AUTO. You can’t choose between Auto and the PROGRAM AE
values if the values have not been preset in the regular menu.
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■ WHT. BALANCE (see page 42)
- Each time you select WHT. BALANCE and press the ENTER button, you can choose between
preset WHT.BALANCE values and AUTO.
As in PROGRAM AE, you can't choose between Auto and WHT.BALANCE values it they have not been preset.
■ FOCUS (Manual Focus/Auto Focus) (see page 58)
- Each time you select FOCUS and press the ENTER button, the FOCUS is switched to either
Manual Focus (MF) or Auto Focus (
).
■ SHUTTER SPEED & EXPOSURE
- You can set values for SHUTTER SPEED and EXPOSURE by selecting (
For more information, see the next chapter.
) icon and pressing the MENU DIAL.
Setting the Quick menu
1. Set the camcorder to CAMERA mode.
2. Turn the MENU DIAL to select a function you want and then
press the ENTER button to change the values.
Notes
■
■
Quick menu function will not operate in EASY mode.
If you are using the M.FOCUS(MF) function, you cannot use
the Quick menu.
If you want to use the Quick menu function, release
the M.FOCUS(MF) mode.
DIS
STBY
DSE
MIRROR
0:00:00
PROGRAM AE
WHT. BALANCE
FOCUS
SHUTTTER
EXPOSURE
WL.REMOTE
(SCD24 only)
SHUTTER
EXPOSURE
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SHUTTER SPEED & EXPOSURE
✤ You can set SHUTTER SPEED and EXPOSURE only in CAMERA mode.
✤ SHUTTER SPEED and EXPOSURE values can only be set in the Quick Menu.
✤ SHUTTER SPEED and EXPOSURE are automatically switched and/or deactivated.
1. Set the power switch to CAMERA mode.
2. Turn the MENU DIAL until you see icon(
) on, and then
press the ENTER button.
■ You see a screen on which you can select SHUTTER SPEED and EXPOSURE.
■ Turn the MENU DIAL to select the item you want and then press the ENTER button.
■ SHUTTER SPEED can be set to 1/60, 1/100, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000, 1/4000 or 1/10000.
■ EXPOSURE can be set between 00 and 29.
3. To exit from the setting screen, select the icon(
) and press the ENTER button.
Notes
■
■
If you want to use the selected shutter speed and exposure value, you should begin the recording with
the shutter speed and the exposure adjustment screens displayed on the LCD.
If you manually change the shutter speed and the exposure value when Auto-exposure option is selected,
manual changes are applied first.
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SLOW SHUTTER (Low Shutter Speed)
✤ The SLOW SHUTTER function works in CAMERA mode only.
✤ The shutter speed can be controlled, allowing you to record slow moving objects.
1. Set the power switch to CAMERA mode.
2. Press the SLOW SHUTTER button.
3. Each time you press the SLOW SHUTTER button, SHUTTER SPEED is changed to
1/30, 1/15, 1/8, off.
4. To exit, press the SLOW SHUTTER button.
Notes
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When using “SLOW SHUTTER” the image takes on a slow motion like effect.
The SLOW SHUTTER function will not operate with EASY.
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EASY Mode (for Beginners)
✤ The EASY mode allows a beginner to easily make good recordings.
■
The EASY mode only operates in CAMERA mode.
RE
1. Set the power switch to CAMERA mode.
HO
SS
RDER
LENS 10XZOOM
2. By pressing the EASY button, all functions on the camera will be set to off and the recording
settings will be set to the following basic modes:
■ Battery level, recording mode, counter, DATE/TIME, and DIS (
) will be displayed.
■ The word “EASY.Q” will appear on the LCD at the same time.
However, the DATE/TIME will only be seen if it has been previously set. (see page 51)
Y
FWD
REV
STBY
EASY
0:00:00
5 5 min
U
MS
NG
CA
MCO
3. Press START/STOP to start recording.
■ Recording will begin using the basic automatic settings.
EAS
SA
4. Pressing the EASY button again in the STBY mode and then turns the EASY mode off.
■ The EASY function will not turn off when you have recording.
■ The camera will return to the settings that were set prior to activating EASY mode.
1 0 : 0 0 AM
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Notes
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■
In EASY mode, certain functions are not available, such as MENU, BLC, MF/AF.
- If you want to use these functions, you must first switch the EASY mode off.
The EASY mode settings are deleted when the battery pack is uninstalled from the camcorder
and therefore, they must be reset when a battery pack has been replaced.
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MF/AF (Manual Focus/Auto Focus)
✤ The MF/AF function works in CAMERA, M.REC mode only.
✤ In most situations, it is better to use the automatic focus
feature, as it enables you to concentrate on the creative side of your recording.
✤ Manual focusing may be necessary under certain conditions that make automatic focusing difficult and/or unreliable.
Auto Focusing
✤ If you are inexperienced in the use of camcorders, we recommend that you
make use of Auto Focus.
Manual Focusing
✤ In the following cases you may obtain better results by adjusting
the focus manually.
a. A picture containing several objects, some
close to the camcorder, others further away.
b. A person enveloped in fog or surrounded by snow.
c. Very shiny or glossy surfaces like a car.
d. People or objects moving constantly or quickly like an athlete or a crowd.
1.
2.
3
4.
Set the power switch to CAMERA mode.
Turn the MENU DIAL and select the FOCUS menu.
Press the ENTER button.
Turn the MENU DIAL up or down until the object is in focus.
■ Zoom out a little if focusing is difficult.
5. To return to AF(Auto Focus:
), press the ENTER button again.
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BLC (Back Light Compensation)
✤ BLC works in CAMERA/M.REC mode.
✤ Back lighting exists when the subject is darker than the background:
■
■
■
■
■
* BLC off
* BLC on
The subject is in front of a window.
The person to be recorded is wearing white or shiny clothes and
is placed against a bright background; the person’s face is too dark to
distinguish his/her features.
The subject is outdoors and the background is overcast.
The light sources are too bright.
The subject is against a snowy background.
1. Set the power switch to CAMERA mode.
2. Press the BLC button.
■ Normal - BLC - Normal
■ BLC enhances the subject.
Notes
■
■
While setting the NITE PIX to ON,
the BLC function does not work.
The BLC function will not operate in EASY mode.
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Fade In and Out
✤ The FADE function works in CAMERA mode only.
✤ You can give your recordings a professional look by using special effects such as fading in
at the beginning of a sequence or fading out at the end of a sequence.
To Start Recording
1. Before recording, hold down the
FADE button.
The picture and sound gradually disappear (fade out).
2. Press the START/STOP button and at
the same time release the FADE button.
Recording starts and the picture and sound gradually
appear (fade in).
To Stop Recording
(use FADE IN / FADE OUT)
Press the FADE button
➔
➔
FADE
3. When you wish to stop recording, hold down the FADE button.
The picture and sound gradually disappear (fade out).
4. When the picture has disappeared,
press the START/STOP button to stop recording.
a. FADE OUT
(Approx. 4 seconds)
FADE
➔
➔
a. FADE OUT
STBY
0:00:00
REC
0:00:15
REC
0:00:15
STBY
0:00:20
Gradual disappearance
b. FADE IN
(Approx. 4 seconds)
Gradual appearance
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Audio dubbing (SCD24 only)
✤
✤
✤
✤
The AUDIO DUBBING function only works in PLAYER Mode.
You can add sound to the original sound on a pre-recorded tape, recorded in SP mode with 12bit sound.
Use the internal and external microphones or other audio equipment.
The original sound will not be erased.
Dubbing sound
1. Set the camcorder to PLAYER mode.
■ If you want to use an external microphone, connect the microphone
to the external MIC input jack on the camcorder.
2. Press the
(PLAY/STILL) button and
find the timeframe of the scene to be dubbed.
3. Press the
(PLAY/STILL) button to
pause the scene.
4. Press the A.DUB button on the
Remote Control.
■ A.DUB will be displayed on the LCD.
■ The camcorder is in a ready-to-dub
state for dubbing.
5. Press the
(PLAY/STILL) button to start dubbing.
■ Press the
(STOP) button to stop the dubbing.
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Dubbed audio Playback
1. Insert the dubbed tape and press MENU button.
PLAYER MODE
A / V SET
2. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight A/V.
3. Press the ENTER button to enter the sub-menu.
REC MODE
PHOTO SEARCH
PHOTO COPY
AUDIO MODE
AUDIO SELECT
WIND CUT
PB DSE
4. Use the MENU DIAL to select AUDIO SELECT from the submenu.
PLAYER MODE
5. Press the ENTER button to enter the sub-menu.
A / V SET
AUDIO SELECT
6. Using the MENU DIAL, select the AUDIO playback channel.
■ Press the ENTER button to confirm the audio playback channel.
- SOUND1 : play the original sound.
- SOUND2 : play the dubbed sound.
- MIX(1+2) : play back SOUND1 and 2 equally mixed.
7. To exit, press the MENU button.
8. Press the
(PLAY/STILL) button to playback the dubbed tape.
Note
When you playback added sound (SOUND2 or MIX mode), you may experience loss of sound quality.
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SOUND [ 2 ]
MIX [ 1 + 2 ]
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PHOTO Image Recording
1. Press the PHOTO button and hold it.
■ The still picture appears on the LCD monitor.
■ If you do not wish to record, release the button.
2. Release the PHOTO button and press the PHOTO button again in 2 seconds.
■ The still picture is recorded for about 6~7 seconds.
3. After the PHOTO has been recorded, the camcorder returns to STBY mode.
Searching for a PHOTO picture
✤ The PHOTO SEARCH works in PLAYER mode only.
PLAYER MODE
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Press the MENU button. (or press the
PHOTO SEARCH button on the remote control.)
■ The MENU list will appear.
Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight A/V.
Press the ENTER button to enter the sub-menu.
Select PHOTO SEARCH from the sub-menu and press the ENTER button.
Search the PHOTO using the
(FF) and
(REW) buttons.
■ The PHOTO search process appears on the LCD while you are searching.
■ After completing the search, the camcorder displays the still image.
To exit, press the (STOP) button.
■
INITIAL
CAMERA
A/V
MEMORY
VIEWER
REC MODE
PHOTO SEARCH
COPY
AUDIO MODE
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AUDIO SELECT
WIND CUT
PB DSE
PLAYER MODE
A / V SET
REC MODE
PHOTO SEARCH
PHOTO COPY
AUDIO MODE
AUDIO SELECT
WIND CUT
PB DSE
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NITE PIX (0 lux recording)
✤ The NITE PIX function works in CAMERA/M.REC mode.
✤ The NITE PIX function enables you to record a subject in darkness.
1. Set the camcorder to CAMERA mode.
2. Slide the NITE PIX switch to ON.
■
(NITE PIX indicator) appears on the LCD monitor.
■ The infrared(invisible rays) light is turned on automatically.
3. To cancel the NITE PIX function, slide the NITE PIX switch to OFF.
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■
■
■
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The maximum recording distance using the infrared light is about 3m (about 10 feet).
If you use the NITE PIX function in normal recording situations (ex. outdoors by day),
the recorded picture may be tinted green.
In the NITE PIX mode, certain functions are not available, such as White Balance, Program AE,
DSE, BLC.
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POWER NITE PIX
✤ The POWER NITE PIX function works in CAMERA mode.
✤ The POWER NITE PIX function can record a subject more brightly in darkness than the NITE PIX function.
✤ A POWER NITE PIX is displayed for three seconds by LCD if you press a SLOW SHUTTER button in state that
a NITE PIX switch is turned on.
✤ When you work in POWER NITE PIX mode,
POWER NITE PIX icon appears on the LCD continuously.
1. Set the camcorder to CAMERA mode.
2. Turn on the NITE PIX switch,
and then press the SLOW SHUTTER button.
3. Press the SLOW SHUTTER button to set shutter speed. The SLOW SHUTTER function
enables you to record a subject more brightly.
4. When using POWER NITE PIX the image takes on a slow motion like effect.
5. To cancel the POWER NITE PIX function, press the SLOW SHUTTER button to set to
“off ” and then turn off the NITE PIX switch.
Notes
■
■
■
■
The maximum recording distance using the infrared light is about 3 m (about 10 feet).
If you use the POWER NITE PIX function in normal recording situations (ex. outdoors by day),
the recorded picture may contain unnatural colors.
In the POWER NITE PIX mode, certain functions are not available, such as White Balance, Program AE, DSE, BLC.
When the subject is too bright, press the SLOW SHUTTER button (1/8 ➝ 1/30) to obtain better quality recordings.
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Using the VIDEO LIGHT
✤ VIDEO LIGHT works in CAMERA/M.REC mode only.
✤ To brighten the scene when natural lighting is too dim.
✤ VIDEO LIGHT works in SP mode only.
- If you turn on the LIGHT in LP mode, the LIGHT indicator and “LP” will be blinking on the LCD.
DANGER
■
1. Set the camcorder to the CAMERA mode.
2. Press the V.LIGHT button.
■ The VIDEO LIGHT indicator appears on the LCD and the light is turned on.
3. If you want to turn off the VIDEO LIGHT, press the V.LIGHT button again.
PB
ZO
OM
■
DISPLAY
■
The VIDEO LIGHT can become extremely hot.
Do not touch it either while in operation or soon after turning it off, otherwise serious injury may result.
Do not place the camcorder into the carrying case immediately after using the VIDEO LIGHT,
since it can remain extremely hot for some time.
Do not use near flammable or explosive materials.
It is recommended that you consult your nearest SAMSUNG dealer for bulb replacement.
- The life of the bulb is approximately 50 hours.
T
IGH
V.L
■
Notes
■
■
■
■
■
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The light is turned off automatically during ejecting or inserting.
Even if the battery indicator does not blink when the battery packs charge is low,
the camcorder may turn off automatically when you turn on the light, or when you start recording
with light turned on.
The built-in light is used as a subsidiary light, it may not be enough for outdoor lighting.
The picture quality may deteriorate if you use the VIDEO LIGHT continuously for more than 20 minutes.
If you turn on the light in 1/8, 1/15, 1/30 SHUTTER mode, the manual SHUTTER mode will be switched off.
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Various Recording Techniques
✤ In some situations different recording techniques may be required for more dramatic results.
Note
Please rotate the LCD screen carefully as excessive rotation may cause damage to the inside of the hinge
that connects the LCD screen to the Camcorder.
1. General recording.
1
2
3
4
2. Downward recording.
Making a recording with a top view of the LCD screen.
3. Upward recording.
Making a recording viewing the LCD screen from below.
4. Self recording.
Making a recording viewing the LCD screen from the front.
5. Recording with the Viewfinder.
■ In circumstances where it is difficult to use the LCD monitor,
the viewfinder can be used as a convenient alternative.
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Tape Playback
✤ The playback function works in PLAYER mode only.
Playback on the LCD
✤ It is practical to view a tape using the LCD when in a car or outdoors.
Playback on a TV monitor
✤ To play back a tape, the television must have a compatible color system.
✤ We recommend that you use the AC Power Adapter as the power source for the camcorder.
Connecting to a TV which has Audio/Video input jacks
Audio input
(right)-Red
Camcorder
S-VIDEO input
BLC
S-VIDEO
FADE
H
REC
S SHOW
■
■
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REV
RDER
MCO
A
GC
A/V
LENS 10XZOOM
MULTI
Notes
■
SEARC
EASY
UN
TV
Audio input
(left)-White
MS
Video inputYellow
SA
1. Connect the camcorder and TV with the Audio/Video cable.
■ The yellow plug : Video
■ The white plug : Audio(L) - Mono
■ The red plug : Audio(R)
- If you connect to a monaural TV or VCR, connect
the yellow plug (Video) to the video input of the
TV or VCR and the white plug (Audio L) to the audio input of
the TV or VCR.
2. Set the power switch on the camcorder to PLAYER mode.
3. Turn on the TV and set the TV/VIDEO selector on the TV to VIDEO.
■ Refer to the TV or VCR user’s manual.
4. Play the tape back.
You may use the S-VIDEO cable to obtain better quality pictures if you have a S-VIDEO connector on your TV.
Even if you use a S-VIDEO cable, you need to connect an audio cable.
If you connect the cable to the A/V Jack, you will not hear sound from the camcorder speakers.
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Connecting to a TV which has no Audio and Video input jacks
✤ You can connect your camcorder to a TV through a VCR.
VCR
VIDEO
AUDIO(L)
AUDIO(R)
S-VIDEO
S-VIDEO
BLC
FADE
REC
SEARCH
S SHOW
EASY
FWD
REV
ANTENNA
RDER
MCO
A
GC
UN
MS
A/V
LENS 10XZOOM
MULTI
TV
SA
1. Connect the camcorder and VCR with the Audio/Video cable.
■ The yellow plug : Video
■ The white plug : Audio(L)
■ The red plug : Audio(R) - STEREO only
2. Connect a TV to the VCR.
3. Set the power switch on the camcorder to PLAYER mode.
4. Turn on both the TV and VCR.
■ Set the input selector on the VCR to LINE.
■ Select the channel reserved for your VCR on the TV set.
5. Play the tape back.
CAMCORDER
Playback
✤ You can play the recorded tape
in PLAYER mode.
1. Connect a power source and set the power switch to PLAYER mode.
2. Insert the tape you wish to play back.
3. Using the
(FF) and
(REW) buttons, find the first position
you wish to play back.
4. Press the
(PLAY/STILL) button.
■ The images you recorded will appear on the TV after a few seconds.
■ If a tape reaches its end while being played back, the tape will rewind
automatically.
Note
■
The playback mode (SP/LP) is selected automatically.
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Various Functions while in PLAYER mode
✤ The PLAY/STILL, STOP, FF, REW buttons are located on the camcorder and the Remote Control.
✤ The F.ADV(Frame advance), X2, SLOW buttons are located on the Remote Control only. (SCD24 only)
✤ To prevent tape and head-drum wear, your camcorder will automatically stop if it is left in STILL or SLOW modes
for more than 5 minutes.
Playback pause
✤ Press the
(PLAY/STILL) button during Playback.
✤ To resume playback, press the
TI
MUL
(PLAY/STILL) button.
MULTI
Picture search (Forward/Reverse)
✤ Press the
(FF) or
(REW) buttons once during Playback or Still mode.
To resume normal playback, press the
(PLAY/STILL) button.
✤ Keep pressing
(FF) or (REW) buttons during Playback or Still mode.
To resume normal playback, release the button.
Slow playback (Forward/Reverse) (SCD24 only)
✤ Forward Slow Playback
Press the SLOW button on the remote control during Playback.
To resume normal playback, press the
(PLAY/STILL) button.
✤ Reverse Slow Playback
■ Press the
(_) button during Forward Slow Play back.
■ To resume forward slow playback, press the
(+) button.
■ To resume normal playback, press the
(PLAY/STILL) button.
■
■
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Frame advance (To play back frame by frame) (SCD24 only)
● Press the F.ADV button on the
Remote Control while in Still mode.
The F.ADV function works in still mode only.
● To resume normal playback,
press the
(PLAY/STILL) button.
✤ Forward frame advance
■ Press the F.ADV button on the remote control in Still mode.
✤ Reverse frame advance
■ Press
(_) the button on the remote control to change the direction in
F.ADV mode.
■ Press the F.ADV button on the remote control.
X2 Playback (Forward/Reverse ) (SCD24 only)
✤ Forward X2 Playback
Press the X2 button on the Remote Control during Playback.
To resume normal playback, press the
(PLAY/STILL) button.
✤ Reverse X2 Playback
■ Press
(_) the button during during Forward X2 Playback
■ To resume normal playback, press the
(PLAY/STILL) button.
■
■
Notes
■
■
Mosaic shaped distortion may appear on the screen while in some of the various playback modes.
- Mosaic shaped distortion or noise may be experienced when you play back tapes recorded in LP which
contain various playback functions.
Sound will only be heard during normal SP or LP playback.
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ZERO MEMORY (SCD24 only)
✤ The MEMORY function works in both CAMERA and PLAYER modes.
✤ You can mark a point on a tape that you want to return to following playback.
1. Press the ZERO MEMORY button on the remote control during playback or recording at the point you wish to return to.
■ The time code is changed to a tape counter that is set to zero memory with the M 0:00:00(Zero memory indicator)
■
If you want to cancel the zero memory function, press the ZERO MEMORY button again.
2. Finding the zero position.
■ When you have finished playback, fast forward or rewind the tape.
- The tape stops automatically when it reaches the zero position.
■ When you have finished recording, press the power switch on the PLAYER and press the
- The tape stops automatically when it reaches the zero position.
(REW) button.
3. The tape counter with the M (Zero memory indicator) disappears from the display and the tape counter is
changed to the time code.
Notes
■
■
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In the following situations, ZERO MEMORY mode may be canceled automatically:
- At the end of the section marked with the ZERO MEMORY function.
- When the tape is ejected.
- When you remove the battery pack or power supply.
The zero memory may not function correctly where there is a break between recordings on the tape.
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PB DSE (Playback Digital Special Effects)
✤ The PB DSE function works in PLAYER mode.
✤ The PB DSE function enables you to apply Digital Special Effect (DSE) to tape playback or still images.
1. Set the camcorder to the PLAYER mode and then Playback a tape.
2. Press the MENU button and turn the MENU DIAL to highlight A/V.
PLAYER MODE
INITIAL
CAMERA
A/V
MEMORY
VIEWER
3. Press the ENTER button to enter the sub-menu.
REC MODE
PHOTO SEARCH
COPY
AUDIO MODE
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AUDIO SELECT
WIND CUT
PB DSE
4. Select PB DSE from the sub-menu and press the ENTER button.
PLAYER MODE
5. Press the ENTER button to enter the sub-menu.
6. Select PB DSE item (off, mirror, mosaic) from the sub-menu and press the ENTER button.
7. To exit, press the MENU button.
A / V SET
REC MODE
PHOTO SEARCH
PHOTO COPY
AUDIO MODE
AUDIO SELECT
WIND CUT
PB DSE
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8. To cancel the PB DSE function, set the PB DSE to off or press the STOP button.
Notes
■
■
You cannot apply the PB DSE function to the pictures which are being input from the external.
Once you modify an image using the PB DSE function, it cannot be imported to your PC from
the camcorder’s DV jack.
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PB ZOOM
✤ The PB ZOOM function works in PLAYER mode.
✤ The PB ZOOM function enables you to magnify playback or still image.
1. Press the PB ZOOM button in playback mode or in playback still mode
2. The image is magnified starting from the center of image and the four arrows which
allows you to move the image in the four directions appear.
3. You can zoom in from 1.2x to 8.0x by moving
the zoom lever.
4. You can move the image in the arrow directions using the MENU DIAL.
5. You can change the arrow direction(vertical, horizontal) to move the image by
pressing the ENTER button.
6. To cancel the PB ZOOM function,
press the PB ZOOM or STOP button.
Notes
■
■
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You cannot apply the PB ZOOM function to the pictures which are being input
from an external video source.
The PB ZOOM image cannot be imported to your PC from the camcorder’s DV jack.
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IEEE 1394 Data Transfer
Transferring IEEE1394 (i.LINK)-DV standard data connections
Connecting to a DV device
✤ Connecting with other DV standard products.
A standard DV connection is quite simple.
If a product has a DV port, you can transfer data by connecting to the DV port using the correct cable.
!!! Please be careful since there are two types of DV ports, (4pin, 6pin). This camcorder has a 4pin terminal.
✤ With a digital connection, video and audio signals are transmitted in digital format, allowing high quality images
to be transferred.
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Connecting to a PC
✤ If you want to transmit data to a PC, you must install a IEEE 1394 add-on card onto the PC. (not supplied)
✤ The frame rate recorded for video capturing is dependent on the capacity of the PC.
Notes
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When you transmit data from the camcorder to another DV device, some functions may not work.
If this occurs, please reconnect the DV cable or turn the power OFF and ON again.
When you transmit data from the camcorder to PC,
PC function button is not available in M.PLAY mode.
Do not use the PC CAMERA and IEEE1394 together at the same time. This will shut off IEEE1394.
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IEEE 1394 Data Transfer
● System requirements
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CPU : faster Intel® Pentium III™ 450Mhz compatible.
Operating system : Windows® 98SE, ME, XP, Mac OS (9.1~10.2)
Main memory : more than 64 MB RAM
IEEE1394 add-on card or built in IEEE1394 card
Recording with a DV connection cable
DISPLAY
T
IGH
V.L
2. Connect the DV cable (not supplied) from the DV IN/OUT port of
the camcorder to the DV IN/OUT port of the other DV device.
■ Make sure that DV IN appears on the screen.
PB
ZO
OM
1. Set the power switch to PLAYER mode.
3. Press the START/STOP button to begin REC PAUSE mode.
■ PAUSE is displayed on the OSD.
4. Start playback on the other DV device while you monitor the picture.
5. Press the START/STOP button to start recording.
■ If you want to pause recording momentarily,
press the START/STOP button again.
6. To stop recording, press the
(STOP) button.
Notes
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When using this camcorder as a recorder, the pictures that appear on a monitor may seem uneven,
however recorded pictures will not be affected.
Operations are not guaranteed for all of the recommended computer environments mentioned above.
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USB interface
● Transferring a Digital Image through a USB Connection
✤ You can easily transfer a still image from a camera, tape to a PC without additional add-on cards via a USB connection.
✤ You can transfer an image to a PC via a USB connection.
✤ If you transfer data to a PC, you need to install the software (Driver, Editing software) supplied with the camcorder.
System Requirements
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CPU : Intel® Pentium II™ 400 processor compatible or better
Operating system : Windows® 98SE/ME/ 2000/XP
RAM : 64 MB or more
CD-ROM: 4x CD-ROM drive
VIDEO : 65,000-color or better video display card
Available USB port
Hard Disc : 4GB (8GB recommended)
Notes
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Intel ® Pentium II™ is a trademark of the Intel Corporation.
Windows® is a registered trademark of the Microsoft® Corporation.
All other brands and names are property of their respective owners.
Operations are not guaranteed for all of the recommended computer environments mentioned above.
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USB interface
Installing DVC Media 5.0 Program
✤ Do not connect the camcorder to PC before installing the program.
✤ If another camera or scanner is connected, please disconnect it in advance.
✤ This explanation is based on Windows® 98SE OS.
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Program installation
1. Insert the software CD into CD-ROM drive.
1.
- Installation selection screen appears in the monitor.
2. If the installation selection screen does not appear after inserting the CD
click “Run” on the Windows “Start” menu and execute SETUP.EXE file to begin installation.
- When CD-ROM drive is set to “D:drive”, type “D:\setup.exe” and press Enter.
3. Click one of the icons listed below to install the selected software. (The program
automatically check and install the driver which the PC is needed)
■ DVC Driver: USB removable Disk Driver (Windows® 98SE only)
USB PC CAMERA Driver
■ Editing Software
Using the “removable Disk” function
✤ You can easily transfer data from a memory stick to a PC without additional add-on cards via a USB connection.
1. Set the mode switch to memory, set the power switch to CAMERA or PLAYER.
2. Connect one end of the USB cable to the USB jack on the camcorder and the other end to the USB connector
on your computer.
Using the “PC camera” function
✤ You can use this camcorder as a PC CAMERA.
✤ When you connect to a Web site that can provide video chatting functions, you can use your camcorder
for such functions.
✤ Using the camcorder with PC installed Net-meeting program, you can conduct video conference.
✤ The screen size of PC CAMERA is 160 ✕ 120 Pixel.
✤ If PC is connected with the USB to the camcorder, the buttons which excepts the POWER SWITCH, MODE SWITCH,
ZOOM SWITCH, and NITE PIX SWITCH are not operated.
1. Set the mode switch to Tape, set the power switch to CAMERA.
2. Connect one end of the USB cable to the USB jack on the camcorder and the other end to the USB connector on your
computer.
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USB interface
Connecting to a PC
1. Connect a USB cable to the USB port on the PC.
2. Connect the other end of the USB cable into the proper terminal on the camcorder. (USB jack)
Disconnecting the USB cable
✤ After completing the data transmission, you must disconnect the cable in the following way:
1. Select the removable disc icon and click the right mouse button to select [Eject].
2. Select [Confirm] and disconnect the USB cable when the Windows Splash screen appears.
Notes
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If you disconnect the USB cable from the PC or the camcorder while transferring, the data transmission
will stop and the data may be damaged.
If you connect the USB cable to a PC via a USB HUB or simultaneously connect the USB cable along with
other USB devices, the camcorder may not work properly.
- If this occurs, remove all USB devices from the PC and reconnect the camcorder.
USB Cable
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Digital Still Camera mode
MEMORY STICK
(SCD24 only)
✤ The Memory Stick(SCD24 only) stores and manages still images recorded by the camera.
Memory Stick Functions
✤ Recording still images and MPEG4 movie
✤ Viewing still images
Single
Slide show
Multi display
Protecting images against accidental erasure
Deleting images recorded on a card
Print marking still images
Formatting a card (MEMORY STICK)
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✤
✤
✤
✤
✤
Terminal
Protection
tab
Notes
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You can use most of the camera’s functions when recording to the Memory Stick.
“
” appears on the screen while recording to the Memory Stick.
While recording or loading an image, do not eject or insert the Memory Stick.
- Inserting or ejecting a Memory Stick while recording or loading an image can cause data damage.
If you want to save all images on the Memory Stick, set the write protect tab on the Memory Stick to LOCK.
TM
● “Memory Stick” and
are trademarks of Sony Corporation.
● All other product names mentioned herein may be the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
TM
Furthermore, “™”and “®” are not mentioned in each case in this manual.
● “Memory Stick PRO” can not be used with this unit.
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Digital Still Camera mode
Inserting and ejecting the Memory Stick
● Inserting the Memory Stick
1. Turn the Power switch to OFF.
2. Insert the Memory Stick into the CARD slot located beneath the camcorder,
in the direction of the arrow.
● Ejecting the Memory Stick
1. Turn the Power switch to OFF.
2. Push the Memory Stick, then it comes out of the camcorder automatically.
3. Pull out the Memory Stick.
Notes
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If you set the camcorder to M.PLAY mode,
the last recorded still image appears.
- If there are no recorded images on the Memory Stick, NO STORED PHOTO! or NO
STORED MPEG4! and
will display on the screen.
While recording, loading, erasing, or formatting, do not turn off the power or change the mode.
Please turn the power off before you insert or eject the Memory Stick.
You could lose data on the Memory Stick.
Do not allow metal substances to come in contact with the terminals of the Card.
Do not bend the Card.
After pulling the card out from the camcorder, please keep the Memory Stick in a soft case to prevent static shock.
The stored contents may be changed or lost as a result of misuse, static electricity, electric noise or repair.
Save important images separately.
Samsung is not responsible for data loss due to misuse.
If the USB cable is connected to the camcorder, the ,
(S.SHOW),
(FWD),
(REV) buttons are not
available in M.PLAY mode.
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Digital Still Camera mode
Structure of folders and files on the Memory Stick
✤ The still images that you recorded are saved
in JPEG file format on the card.
DCIM
✤ The moving images that you recorded are saved in MPEG4 file format on the card.
✤ Each file has a file number and all files are assigned to a folder.
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A file number from DCAM0001 to DCAM9999 is sequentially assigned to each recorded
image.
Each folder is numbered from 100SSDVC to 999SSDVC and recorded on the CARD.
Image Format
✤ Still image
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100 SSDVC
DCAM 0001
DCAM 0002
..
..
Images are compressed in JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) format.
The number of pixels are 640 ✕ 480 in each mode.
Amount of still images must be under 1.4MB.
101SSDVC
*MEM/P
000-0000
File number
Folder number
✤ Moving Image
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Images are compressed in MPEG (Moving Picture Experts Group) format.
The number of pixels are 320 ✕ 240 pixels, 160 ✕ 120 pixels in each mode.
Selecting the CAMCORDER mode
✤ You can use this camcorder as a Digital Still Camera (DSC).
✤ You have to set the mode switch to MEMORY STICK position to use this camcorder as Digital Still Camera.
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M.REC mode (Memory RECORD mode)
1. Set the mode switch to MEMORY STICK.
2. Set the power switch to CAMERA.
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M.PLAY mode (Memory PLAYBACK mode)
1. Set the mode switch to MEMORY STICK.
2. Set the power switch to PLAYER.
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Digital Still Camera mode
Selecting the image quality
✤ You can select the quality of a still image to be recorded.
Select the image quality
1. Set the mode switch to
MEMORY STICK.
2. Set the power switch to the CAMERA mode.
3. Press the MENU button.
■ The menu list will appear.
4. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight MEMORY.
5. Press the ENTER button to enter the sub-menu.
6. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight QUALITY in the submenu.
7. Press the ENTER button.
8. Using the MENU DIAL,
select the image quality.
■ Press the ENTER button to confirm the image quality.
■ If you exit the sub-menu without pressing the ENTER button,
the quality mode is not changed.
9. To exit, press the MENU button.
M.REC MODE
INITIAL
CAMERA
A/V
MEMORY
VIEWER
M.REC MODE
M.REC MODE
MEMORY SET
MEMORY SET
M.PLAY SELECT
PHOTO QUALITY
MPEG4 SIZE
PRINT MARK
PROTECT
FILE NO.
DELETE
FORMAT
M.PLAY SELECT
PHOTO QUALITY
MPEG4 SIZE
PRINT MARK
PROTECT
FILE NO.
DELETE
FORMAT
PHOTO
SF
320X240
000
PHOTO QUALITY
SUPER FINE
FINE
NORMAL
SF
F
N
SERIES
● Number of images on the Memory Stick
QUALITY
SUPER FINE
FINE
NORMAL
8MB
Approx.45
Approx.85
Approx.155
16MB
Approx.90
Approx.170
Approx.310
- The actual number that you can record varies depending on the image size.
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Digital Still Camera mode
Recording Still images to a Memory Stick in M.REC Mode.
✤ Audio cannot be recorded with still images onto the Memory Stick.
Recording images to a Memory Stick
1. Set the mode switch to MEMORY STICK.
2. Set the power switch to CAMERA.
3. Press the PHOTO button and hold it.
■ The still picture appears on the LCD monitor.
■ If you do not wish to record, release the button and wait for more than 2 seconds.
4. Release the PHOTO button and press the
PHOTO button again in 2 seconds.
■ The still image is recorded to the Memory Stick.
■ While the camcorder is recording the still image, “
” appears on the screen.
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Digital Still Camera mode
Recording an image from a cassette as a still image.
✤ You can record a still image from a cassette onto a Memory Stick.
✤ If you want to recorded multiple still images from a cassette to a Memory Stick, use the COPY function.
1. Set the mode switch to TAPE.
2. Set the power switch to PLAYER mode.
3. Play back the cassette.
4. Press the PHOTO button and hold it.
■ The camcorder is set to playback pause(STILL) mode.
■ If you do not wish to record, release the button and wait for more than 2 seconds.
5. Release the PHOTO button and press the PHOTO button again in 2 seconds.
■ The still image is recorded to the Memory Stick.
■ While the camcorder is recording the still image, “
” appears on the screen.
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Digital Still Camera mode
Viewing Still images
✤ You can playback and view still images recorded on the Memory Stick.
✤ There are 2 ways to view recorded images.
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Single : To view an image frame by frame.
Slide show : To view all images automatically and in consecutive order.
To view a Single image
1. Set the mode switch to MEMORY STICK.
2. Set the power switch to PLAYER mode.
■ The last recorded image appears.
- If there are no recorded images on the Memory Stick, NO STORED PHOTO! or NO STORED MPEG4!
and
will display on the screen.
3. Using the
(FWD) and
(REV) buttons, search for the desired still image.
■ To view the next image :
press the
(FWD) button.
■ To view the previous image :
press the
(REV) button.
■ Pressing
(FWD) when you are
on the last image will take you to the
first image and pressing
(REV)
MULTI
when you are on the first image will take you to the last image.
■ Keep pressing
(FWD) or
(REV) to search for an image quickly.
TI
MUL
To view a slide show
1. Set the mode switch to MEMORY STICK.
2. Set the power switch to PLAYER mode.
■ The last recorded image appears
3. Press the
(S.SHOW) button.
■ All images will be played back consecutively for 4~5 seconds each.
4. To stop the slide show, press the
(S.SHOW) button again.
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Digital Still Camera mode
To view the Multi Screen
001
1. Set the mode switch to MEMORY STICK.
2. Set the power switch to PLAYER mode.
■ The last recorded image appears.
3. To view six stored images on single screen, press the MULTI button.
■ A selection mark (
) appears under the image.
■ Turn the menu dial to select a image.
100-0025
19
20
001
22
23
21
24
22/24
4. To return to single playback mode, press the MULTI button again.
TI
MUL
MULTI
Notes
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To display the previous six images, press the
(REV).
To display the next six images, press the
(FWD).
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Digital Still Camera mode
Copying still images from a cassette to Memory Stick
✤ You can copy still images recorded with PHOTO function on a cassette onto a Memory Stick.
1. Set the power switch to the PLAYER mode.
2. Press the MENU button.
PLAYER MODE
INITIAL
CAMERA
A/V
MEMORY
VIEWER
3. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight A/V and press the ENTER button.
■ The submenu will appear.
4. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight PHOTO COPY and press the ENTER button.
■ All still images that recorded on a cassette will be copied to a Memory Stick.
5. The camcorder automatically performs the photo search to find still images and copying starts.
6. Press (STOP) button to stop copying.
■ Copying stops when the cassette is finished or Memory Stick is full.
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REC MODE
PHOTO SEARCH
COPY
AUDIO MODE
12
AUDIO SELECT
WIND CUT
PB DSE
PLAYER MODE
A / V SET
REC MODE
PHOTO SEARCH
PHOTO COPY
AUDIO MODE
AUDIO SELECT
WIND CUT
PB DSE
12
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Digital Still Camera mode
Marking images for printing
✤ This camcorder supports the DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) print format.
✤ You can automatically print images recorded on a Memory Stick with a printer supporting DPOF.
✤ There are 2 ways to make a PRINT MARK.
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THIS FILE : You can set a print mark on the photo image displayed on the LCD.
ALL FILES : To print 1 copy each of all of the stored images.
1. Set the mode switch to MEMORY STICK.
2. Set the power switch to PLAYER.
■ The last recorded image appears.
3. Using the
(FWD) and
(REV) buttons, search for the still image that you want to mark.
4. Press the MENU button.
5. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight MEMORY and press the ENTER button.
■ The MEMORY SET submenu will appear.
6. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight PRINT MARK, press the ENTER button.
7. Use the MENU DIAL to select either THIS FILE or ALL FILES and press the ENTER button.
8. Use the MENU DIAL to select the quantity and press the ENTER button.
Notes
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When you setup the PRINT MARK option to ALL FILES, 999 files from the current file are set to 1 or 0.
The ALL FILES option may require extended operation time depending on the number of stored images.
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Digital Still Camera mode
Protection from accidental erasure
✤ You can protect important images from accidental erasure.
■
If you execute FORMAT, all images including protected images will be erased.
1. Set the mode switch to MEMORY STICK.
2. Set the power switch to PLAYER.
■ The last recorded image appears.
■ If there are no recorded images on the Memory Stick, NO STORED IMAGE! and
3. Using the
(FWD) and
will display on the screen.
(REV) buttons, search for the still image that you want to protect.
4. Press the MENU button.
5. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight MEMORY and press the ENTER button.
■ The submenu of MEMORY SET will appear.
6. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight PROTECT and press the ENTER button.
7. Press the ENTER button to set PROTECT to ON or OFF.
■ THIS FILE : protects the currently selected file from erasure.
8. Using the
(FWD) and
(REV) buttons, search for the still image that you wish to protect.
9. To exit the menu, press the MENU button.
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Digital Still Camera mode
Deleting Still images
✤ You can erase the still images recorded on the Memory Stick.
✤ If you want to delete protected images, you must first deactivate the image protection.
✤ An image which has been deleted cannot be recovered.
1. Set the mode switch to MEMORY STICK.
2. Set the power switch to PLAYER.
3. Using the
(FWD) and
(REV) buttons, search for the still image that you want to delete.
4. Press the MENU button.
5. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight MEMORY and press the ENTER button.
■ The MEMORY SET submenu will appear.
6. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight DELETE and press the ENTER button.
■ Using the MENU DIAL, select either THIS FILE or ALL FILES and press the ENTER button.
■ THIS FILE : deletes only the file currently selected.
■ ALL FILES : deletes all files stored in the Memory Stick.
7. A box will appear to verify whether you wish to delete the image(s).
■ Using the MENU DIAL, select the item.
■ EXECUTE : deletes the selected image(s).
■ CANCEL : does not delete the selected image(s) and returns to the previous menu.
Note
If you try to delete a protected image, “PROTECT!” appears on the screen.
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Digital Still Camera mode
Formatting the Memory Stick
✤ You can use the MEMORY FORMAT functions to completely delete all images and options on the Memory Stick,
including protected images.
✤ The format function restores the Memory Stick to its initial state.
✤ The Memory Stick supplied with this camcorder has been formatted already.
Attention
✤ If you execute the MEMORY FORMAT function, all images will be erased completely and erased images
cannot be recovered.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Set the mode switch to MEMORY STICK.
Set the power switch to PLAYER mode.
Press the MENU button.
Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight MEMORY and press the ENTER button.
■ The sub menu will appear.
Select FORMAT from the list and press the ENTER button.
“ALL FILES ARE DELETED! FORMAT REALLY?” appears on the screen.
Using the MENU DIAL, select the item.
■ NO : To return to previous menu
■ YES : To start formatting.
Press the ENTER button.
To exit the menu, press the MENU button.
Note
If you want to format the Memory Stick on your PC, use only the “Memory Stick formatter” supplied with the software CD.
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Digital Still Camera mode
Saving the pictures captured by a camera as a moving picture file onto MEMORY STICK
1. Check whether MEMORY STICK is inserted into the camcorder.
If it is not in the camcorder, insert it onto the slot.
2. Set the mode switch to MEMORY STICK position.
3. Set the power switch to CAMERA mode.
4. Press the START/STOP button, the images which are being captured are recorded
as a moving picture of MPEG4 type onto MEMORY STICK.
■ You can record 10~20 seconds continuously in once by the recording object.
■ You can record a camera still image onto memory stick by pressing the Photo button
instead the START/STOP button.
5. Press the START/STOP button to stop the recording.
IGH
V.L
MPEG REC
Notes
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■
■
Before using the MPEG REC function, check
whether the MEMORY STICK is inserted into the camcorder.
Moving pictures can be made in two sizes, 160 ✕ 120 or 320 ✕ 240 (Pixel).
Moving images that you recorded are saved in *.asf file format on the memory stick.
You can record the moving picture images as 320 ✕ 240 pixel or 160 ✕ 120 pixel.
The files that you recorded are saved in a folder as shown below.
The moving picture images on a Memory Stick are smaller and have less definition
than Tape recordings.
The sound is recorded in Mono.
The following functions are not allowed in M.REC Mode.
- DIS (Digital Image Stabilizer), Digital Zoom, Fade, Program AE, Digital Effect, Slow Shutter.
While recording onto a Memory Stick, don’t insert or eject the tape, as noise may be recorded.
While recording onto Memory Stick, don’t eject it, as it may affect the data or the stick itself.
DCIM
MISC
SSMOV
100SMDVC
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Digital Still Camera mode
IGH
V.L
MPEG PB
✤ The MPEG PB function works in PLAYER mode only.
✤ The MPEG PB function allows you to watch the moving pictures (MPEG4) recorded.
✤ During the MPEG4 playback, you can hear sound at the PC speaker only.
(You cannot hear it from the speaker onto a camcorder and TV.)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Set the mode switch to MEMORY STICK position.
Set the power switch to PLAYER mode.
Press the MENU button and turn the MENU DIAL to highlight MEMORY.
Press the ENTER button to enter sub-menu.
Use the MENU DIAL to select M.PLAY from the submenu.
Press the ENTER button to enter sub-menu.
Use the MENU DIAL to select MPEG4 from the submenu.
Press the PLAY/STILL button.
■ The moving pictures recorded into the MEMORY STICK are played back.
M.PLAY MODE
INITIAL
CAMERA
A/V
MEMORY
VIEWER
M.PLAY SELECT
PHOTO QUALITY
MPEG4 SIZE
PRINT MARK
PROTECT
FILE NO.
DELETE
FORMAT
M.PLAY MODE
MEMORY SET
Notes
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■
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M.PLAY SELECT
PHOTO QUALITY
MPEG4 SIZE
PRINT MARK
There could be any broken or mosaic pictures while playing the MPEG4 moving
PROTECT
FILE NO.
picture images, but it is not malfunction.
DELETE
FORMAT
Sharp G.726 Audio Codec is automatically installed through Internet when you play
the MPEG4 file.
If sharp G.726 Audio Codec is not properly installed on your PC, it could not play Audio in the MPEG4 file.
Moving image recorded on the Memory Stick may not play in other manufacturer’s camcorders.
The MPEG4 file recorded by another camcorder might not be allowed th play by this camcorder.
- You need Microsoft Windows Media Player Version 9 or higher version and Sharp G726 Audio Codec in order to
play MPEG4 file on the Memory Stick on your PC. (Microsoft Windows Media Player Version 9 (Eng) is included in
the CD that is supplied.)
- You can download the Microsoft Windows Media Player applied each languages on Microsoft Website,
“http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/download/ default.asp”.
MPEG4
SF
320X240
000
SERIES
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Maintenance
After finishing a recording
✤ At the end of a recording you must remove the power source.
✤ When recording with a Lithium Ion Battery Pack, leaving the pack on the camcorder can reduce the life span
of the battery. Hence, it should be removed from the camcorder.
1. Slide the TAPE OPEN/EJECT switch in the direction of the arrow.
■ Opening the cassette door ejects the tape automatically.
■ Please wait while the tape is completely ejected.
2. After removing the tape, close the door and store the camcorder in a dust free
environment.
■ Dust and other foreign materials can cause square-shaped noise or jerky images.
3. Set the power switch to the OFF mode.
4. Disconnect the power source or remove the Lithium Ion Battery Pack.
■ Hold down the BATTERY RELEASE button and slide the battery pack in the direction of the arrow.
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Maintenance
Cleaning and Maintaining the Camcorder
Cleaning the Video Heads
To ensure normal recording and clear pictures, clean the video heads
when the playback pictures display square block-shaped noise or distortion, or a blue screen appears.
1. Set the power switch to PLAYER mode.
2. Insert the cleaning tape.
3. Press the
4. Press the
(PLAY/STILL) button.
(STOP) button after 10 seconds.
Notes
■
■
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Check the quality of the picture using a videocassette.
If the picture quality has not improved, repeat the operation.
If the problem continues, contact your local authorized service center.
Clean the video heads with a dry type cassette cleaner.
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Maintenance
Using Your Camcorder Abroad
✤ Each country or region has its own electric and color systems.
✤ Before using your camcorder abroad, check the following items.
Power sources
■
■
You can use your camcorder in any country or area with the supplied AC Power Adapter within 100V to 240V,
50/60 Hz.
Use a commercially available AC plug Adapter, if necessary, depending on the design of the local wall outlet.
Color system
■
You can view your recording in the viewfinder.
However, to view it on a television or copy it to a videocassette recorder, the television or VCR must be
NTSC-compatible and have the appropriate audio/video jacks.
Otherwise, you may need to use a transcoder.
● PAL-compatible Countries/Regions
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, CIS, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece,
Great Britain, Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Malaysia, Mauritius, Norway, Romania,
Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Thailand, Tunisia, etc.
● NTSC-compatible Countries/Regions
Bahamas, Canada, Central America, Japan, Mexico, Philippines, Korea, Taiwan, United States of America, etc.
Note
You can make recordings with your camcorder and view pictures on the LCD from anywhere in the world.
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Troubleshooting
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.
Self Diagnosis Display
Display Blinking
Informs that...
Action
slow
the battery pack is almost discharged. Change to a charged one.
TAPE END!
slow
When the remaining time on the tape
is about 2 minutes
Prepare a new one.
TAPE END!
no
the tape reached its end.
Change to a new one.
TAPE!
slow
there is no tape in camcorder.
Insert a tape.
PROTECTION!
slow
the tape is record protected.
If you want to record, release
the protection.
....D
L
C
R
slow
the camcorder has some mechanical
fault.
1. Eject the tape.
2. Set to OFF.
3. Detach the battery.
4. Reattach the battery.
* If unresolved contact your
local service representative.
slow
moisture condensation has formed in
the camcorder.
see below.
Moisture Condensation
✤ If the camcorder is brought directly from a cold place to a warm place, moisture may condense inside the camcorder,
on the surface of the tape, or on the lens. In this condition, the tape may stick to the head drum and be damaged or
the unit may not operate correctly.
To prevent possible damage under these circumstances, the camcorder is fitted with a moisture sensor.
✤ If there is moisture inside the camcorder,
(DEW) is displayed. If this happens, none of the functions
except cassette ejection will work.
Open the cassette compartment and remove the battery.
Leave the camcorder for at least two hours in a dry warm room.
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Troubleshooting
Self Diagnosis Display in M.REC/M.PLAY mode
Display
Blinking
Informs that...
MEMORY STICK! slow There no Memory stick in the
camcorder.
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Action
Insert a Memory Stick.
MEMORY FULL!
slow
There is not enough memory
to record.
Change to a new Memory
Stick. Erase recorded image.
NO STORED
PHOTO! or
NO STORED
MPEG4!
slow
There are no images recorded
on the Memory Stick.
Record new images.
WRITE
PROTECT!
slow
The Memory Stick is record
protected.
Release the write protect tab
on the Memory Stick.
PROTECT!
slow
When you try to delete to
protected image.
Cancel the protect of image.
READ ERROR!
slow The camera can not playback.
Format a Memory Stick or
insert Memory Stick recorded
on this camcorder.
WRITE ERROR!
slow The camera can not record.
Format a Memory Stick or
change to a new Memory Stick.
NOT
FORMATTED!
slow
The card or memory needs
to format.
Format a Memory Stick.
NOW DELETE...
slow
When progressing FILE
DELETE.
Wait until Delete has
finished.
NOW FORMAT...
When progressing MEMORY
slow
FORMAT.
NOW COPY...
slow When progressing FILE COPY.
Wait until formatting has
finished.
Wait until copying has
finished.
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Troubleshooting
✤ If these instructions do not solve your problem,
contact your nearest Samsung authorized service center.
Symptom
Explanation/Solution
You cannot switch the Check the battery pack or the AC Power Adapter.
camcorder on.
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START/STOP button
does not operate
while recording.
Check the POWER switch is set to CAMERA.
You have reached the end of the cassette.
Check the record protection tab on the cassette.
The camcorder goes
off automatically.
You have left the camcorder set to STBY for more
than 5 minutes without using it.
The battery pack is fully exhausted.
The battery pack is
quickly exhausted.
The atmospheric temperature is too low.
The battery pack has not been charged fully.
The battery pack is completely dead, and cannot be
recharged, Use another battery pack.
When you see a blue
screen during
playback.
The video heads may be dirty.
Clean the head with a cleaning tape.
A vertical strip appears
on the screen when
recording a dark
background.
The contrast between the subject and the background
is too great for the camcorder to operate normally.
Make the background bright to reduce the contrast or
use the BLC function while you are recording brighter.
The image in the
viewfinder is blurred.
The Viewfinder lens has not been adjusted.
Adjust the viewfinder control lever until the indicators
displayed on the viewfinder come into sharp focus.
Auto focus does not
work.
Check the M.FOCUS menu.
Auto focus does not work in the Manual Focus mode.
Play, FF or REW
button does not work.
Check the POWER switch. Set the power switch to PLAYER.
You have reached the beginning or end of the cassette.
When you see a
broken block image
during the RECORD
SEARCH.
This is normal operation and it is not a failure or
defect.
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Specifications
Model name: SCD23/D24
System
Video signal
Video recording system
Audio recording system
Usable cassette
Tape speed
Tape recording time
FF/REW time
Image device
Lens
Filter diameter
LCD monitor/Viewfinder
Size/dot number
LCD monitor Method
Viewfinder
Connectors
Video output
S-video output
Audio output
DV input/output
USB output
External mic
NTSC
2 rotary heads, Helical scanning system
Rotary heads, PCM system
Digital video tape (6.35mm width): Mini DV cassette
SP: approx. 18.81mm/s LP: approx. 12.56mm/s
SP: 60 minutes (when using DVM 60),
LP: 90 minutes (when using DVM 60)
Approx. 180 sec. (using DVM60 tape)
CCD (Charge Coupled Device)
F1.4 10x(Optical), 800x(Digital) Electronic zoom lens
Ø37
2.5inchs (112,000)
TFT LCD
0.24" B/W LCD
1Vp-p (75Ω terminated)
Y: 1Vp-p, 75Ω, C: 0. 286Vp-p, 75Ω
-7.5dBs (600Ω terminated)
4pin special in/out connector
Mini-B type connector
Ø3.5 stereo
General
Power source
Power source type
Power consumption
(Recording)
Operating temperature
Storage temperature
External dimension
Weight
Built-in MIC
Remote control
DC 8.4V, Lithium Ion Battery Pack 7.4V
Lithium Ion Battery Pack, Power supply (100V~240V) 50/60Hz
5.0W(LCD), 3.9W(Viewfinder)
0˚~40˚C (32˚F~104˚F)
-20˚C ~ 60˚C (-4˚F ~ 140˚F)
Length 7inches(156mm), Height 3.54inches(90mm), Width 2.48inches(58mm)
1.21lbs(500g) (Except for Lithium Ion Battery Pack and tape)
Omni-directional stereo condenser microphone
Indoors: greater than 49ft(15m) (straight line),
Outdoors: greater than 16.4ft(5m) (straight line)
• These technical specifications and design may be changed without notice.
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INDEX
-A-
-M-
Accessories ............................................................................................... 12
Audio dubbing ........................................................................................... 61
AUDIO MODE ........................................................................................... 49
Memory Stick ...................................................................................... 80, 84
MF/AF ....................................................................................................... 58
-B-
OSD .................................................................................................... 18, 19
Battery Pack .............................................................................................. 24
BLC ........................................................................................................... 59
-CCassette ....................................................................................................
Cleaning ....................................................................................................
CLOCK SET .............................................................................................
Connecting ................................................................................................
27
96
37
69
-DDATE/TIME ............................................................................................... 51
DC Cable .................................................................................................. 23
Deleting ..................................................................................................... 91
DEMONSTRATION .................................................................................. 39
DIS ............................................................................................................ 45
DSE ........................................................................................................... 46
DV ..................................................................................................... 75, 76
-EEASY Mode .............................................................................................. 57
EXPOSURE .............................................................................................. 55
-FFade ..........................................................................................................
Formatting .................................................................................................
Frame advance .........................................................................................
Functions buttons .....................................................................................
60
92
71
14
-H-
-O-PPHOTO quality ..........................................................................................
PHOTO SEARCH .....................................................................................
PROGRAM AE .........................................................................................
Protection ..................................................................................................
83
63
40
90
-QQuick Menu ............................................................................................... 53
-RREC MODE .............................................................................................. 48
REC Search .............................................................................................. 29
REMOCON (SCD24 only) ........................................................................ 38
Remote control ................................................................................... 17, 20
-SSHUTTER SPEED ...................................................................................
Sound ........................................................................................................
Speaker .....................................................................................................
Still images ................................................................................................
54
34
34
86
-TTV DISPLAY ............................................................................................. 52
-UUSB ........................................................................................................... 77
-VViewfinder ........................................................................................... 30, 32
Hand Strap ................................................................................................ 22
-W-
-I-
WHT. BALANCE ....................................................................................... 42
WIND CUT ................................................................................................ 50
IEEE1394 .................................................................................................. 75
-L-
-Z-
LCD ..................................................................................................... 30, 31
ZERO MEMORY ....................................................................................... 72
Zoom ................................................................................................... 43, 44
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Warranty
SAMSUNG
LIMITED WARRANTY
SAMSUNG Electronics America Inc. (SEA), warrants that this product is free from defective material and workmanship.
SEA further warrants that if product fails to operate properly within the specified warranty period and the failure is due
to improper workmanship or defective material, SEA will repair or replace the product at it’s option.
All warranty repairs must be performed by a SEA authorized service center. The name and address of the location
nearest you can be obtained by calling toll free: 1-800 SAMSUNG (1-800-726-7864).
Labor
90 days carry-in
Parts
1 year
On carry-in models, transportation to and from the service center is the customer’s responsibility.
The original dated sales receipt must be retained by the customer and is the only acceptable proof of purchase.
It must be presented to the authorized service center.
EXCLUSIONS (WHAT IS NOT COVERED)
This warranty does not cover damage due to accident, fire, flood and/or other acts of God; misuse, incorrect line
voltage, improper installation, improper or unauthorized repairs, commercial use, or damage that occurs in shipping.
Exterior and interior finish, lamps, and glass are not covered under this warranty.
Customer adjustments which are explained in the instruction manual are not covered under the terms of this warranty.
This warranty will automatically be voided for any unit found with a missing or altered serial number. This warranty is
valid only on products purchased in the United States and Puerto Rico.
Some States do not allow the exclusions or limitations of incidental or consequential damages, or allow limitations on
how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from State to State.
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THIS CAMCORDER IS MANUFACTURED BY:
ELECTRONICS
SERVICE DIVISION
400 Valley Road, Suite 201, Mt. Arlington N.J. 07856
Tel: 1-800-SAMSUNG
(1-800-726-7864)
*Samsung Electronics’ Internet Home Page
http://www.samsungusa.com
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