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HMX-H300BP/HMX-H300SP/HMX-H300RP/HMX-H300UP
HMX-H303BP/HMX-H303SP/HMX-H303RP/HMX-H303UP
HMX-H304BP/HMX-H304SP/HMX-H304RP/HMX-H304UP
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  • Page 1: User Manual

    High Definition Digital Camcorder www.samsung.com/register HMX-H300BP/HMX-H300SP/HMX-H300RP/HMX-H300UP HMX-H303BP/HMX-H303SP/HMX-H303RP/HMX-H303UP HMX-H304BP/HMX-H304SP/HMX-H304RP/HMX-H304UP For video recording, use a memory card that supports faster write speeds. HMX-H305BP/HMX-H305SP/HMX-H305RP/HMX-H305UP - Memory Card: A Class 6 SDHC card or above. HMX-H320BP/HMX-H320SP/HMX-H320RP/HMX-H320UP Downloaded From VideoCamera-Manual.com Manuals...
  • Page 2: Before Reading This User Manual

    Before reading this user manual SAFETY WARNINGS IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON USE What the icons and signs in this user manual mean; About this user manual Thank you for purchasing this Samsung Camcorder. Please read There is a potential risk of death or serious injury. this user manual carefully before you use the camcorder and keep WARNING it handy for future reference. Should your camcorder fail to operate There is a potential risk of personal injury or damage correctly, refer to Troubleshooting. to the product. CAUTION This User Manual covers HMX-H00, HMX-H0, HMX-H04, To reduce the risk of fire, explosion, electric shock, HMX-H0, HMX-H20 models. or personal injury when using your camcorder, follow • Illustrations of model HMX-H300 are used in this user manual. these basic safety precautions. • The displays in this user manual may not be exactly the same as those you see on the LCD screen.
  • Page 3 • Recorded contents may be lost due to a mistake when handling States and other countries. this camcorder or memory card, etc. Samsung will not provide • AMD and Athlon™ are either registered trademarks or trademarks compensation for damages due to the loss of recorded contents.
  • Page 4: Safety Information

    Safety information The safety precautions illustrated below are to prevent personal injury or material damages. Heed all instructions carefully. WARNING Prohibited action. Do not touch the product. There is a potential risk of death or serious injury. CAUTION Do not disassemble the product. Unplug from the power supply. This precaution must be There is a potential risk of followed. personal injury or damage to the product. WARNING Do not overload outlets or extension Using the camcorder at temperatures Do not allow water or metal and No sand or dust! Fine sand or dust cords as this may result in abnormal over 140 ℉ (60 ℃ ) may result in inflammable matter to enter the entering the camcorder or AC power heat or fire. fire. Keeping the battery at a high camcorder or AC power adaptor. Doing adaptor could cause malfunctions or temperature may cause an explosion. so may pose a fire hazard. defects. No oil! Oil entering the camcorder or Do not aim the camcorder directly into Do not bend the power cord or damage Do not disconnect the AC adaptor by AC power adaptor could cause electric the sun. Doing so could cause eye the AC power adaptor by pressing on it...
  • Page 5 Keep the camcorder away from water Keep the used lithium battery or Do not plug or unplug the power cord Keep the power-cord unplugged when when used near the beach or pool memory card out of the reach of with wet hands. There is a risk of electric not in use or during lightning storms. or when it rains. There is a risk of children. If the lithium battery or memory shock. There is a risk of fire. malfunction or electric shock. card is swallowed by children, consult physician immediately. When cleaning the AC adaptor, unplug If the camcorder makes an abnormal If the camcorder malfunctions, Do not attempt to disassemble, repair, the power-cord. There is a risk of sound, or smell or smokes, unplug the immediately detach the AC adaptor or or reform the camcorder or the AC malfunction or electric shock. power-cord immediately and request battery from the camcorder. adaptor to avoid a risk of fire or electric shock. service from a Samsung service centre. There is a risk of fire or injury. There is a risk of fire or personal injury. Downloaded From VideoCamera-Manual.com Manuals...
  • Page 6: Caution

    Safety information CAUTION Do not press the surface of the LCD Do not drop or expose the camcorder, Do not use the camcorder on a tripod Do not use the camcorder near direct with force, or hit it with a sharp object. battery pack, AC adaptor or other (not supplied) in a place where it is sunlight or heating equipment. This may If you push the LCD surface, display accessories to severe vibrations or impact. subject to severe vibrations or impact. cause a malfunction or injury. unevenness may occur. This may cause a malfunction or injury. Do not leave the camcorder in a closed Do not expose the camcorder to soot Do not use the camcorder near dense Do not expose the camcorder to vehicle for a long time, where the or steam. Thick soot or steam could exhaust gas generated by gasoline insecticide. Insecticide entering the temperature is very high. damage the camcorder case or cause a or diesel engines, or corrosive gas camcorder could cause the product malfunction. such as hydrogen sulphide. Doing so to fail to operate normally. Turn the may corrode the external or internal camcorder off and cover it with vinyl terminals, disabling normal operation. sheet, etc. before using insecticide. Do not expose the camcorder to Do not place the camcorder with the Do not wipe the camcorder body with Do not leave the LCD screen open sudden changes in temperature or high open LCD screen down.
  • Page 7 Safety information CAUTION Do not hold the camcorder by the LCD Do not use the camcorder near TV or Do not use the camcorder near strong Use Samsung-approved accessories monitor when lifting it. The LCD screen radio: This could cause noise on the TV radio waves or magnetism such as only. Using products from other could detach and the camcorder may screen or to radio broadcasts. speakers and a large motor. Noise manufacturers may cause overheating, fall. could enter video or audio that are being fire, explosion, electric shock or recorded. personal injuries caused by abnormal operation. Place the camcorder on a stable surface and a Keep important data separately. Use the mains plug where it can be place with ventilation openings. Samsung is not responsible for data readily operable. If any problem occurs loss. with the product, the mains plug must be removed to disconnect power completely. Turning off the power button on the product does not completely disconnect the power. Downloaded From VideoCamera-Manual.com Manuals...
  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Contents Before reading this user manual ....... 2 Basic operation of the camcorder ....27 Safety warnings ................2 Turning your camcorder on/off ............ 27 Precautions ................... 2 Adjusting the LCD screen ............28 Important information on use ............2 Setting the operation modes ............
  • Page 9 Contents Basic playback ..........45 Self Timer ..................64 Time Lapse Rec ................64 Changing the playback mode ............45 Quick View .................. 66 Playing videos ................46 Guideline ..................67 Viewing photos ................48 Advanced playback ........67 using the menu items ........50 Play Option .................. 67 Handling menus ................50 Highlight ..................68 Menu items.................. 51 Slide Show Option .
  • Page 10 Contents System setting ..........75 Connecting to a TV ........88 Setting Menu Items..............75 Connecting to a high definition TV with HDMI ......88 Storage Type (HMX-H303/H304/H305 only) ........ 76 Connecting to a regular TV ............89 Storage Info (HMX-H303/H304/H305 only) ........76 Viewing on a TV screen ............... 90 Card Info (HMX-H300/H320 only) ..........76 File No. ..................77 Dubbing videos ..........91 Time Zone ................... 77 Dubbing to a VCR or DVD/HDD recorder........91 Date/time Set ................
  • Page 11: Quick Start Guide

    Quick start guide This quick start guide introduces the basic operation and features of your camcorder. See the reference pages for more information. You can record videos in H.264 format! You can record videos in H.264 format that is convenient to email and share with your friends and family. You can also take photos with your camcorder. STEP 1: Get ready STEP2: Record with your camcorder Attach the battery to the camcorder. page 22 Recording start/stop button Align the battery with the • Mode indicator indicator () on the battery compartment, and then push PHOTO button the battery in the direction of Zoom lever the arrow. Charge the battery fully. page 23 The battery is fully charged • when the CHG (charging) indicator light turns green. Insert a memory card. page 34 You can use commercially •...
  • Page 12 Quick start guide Recording videos Recording photos Your camcorder uses advanced H.264 compression Your camcorder can record high quality photos with a 16:9 technology to give you the clearest video quality. aspect ratio. Open the LCD screen. Open the LCD screen. Press the Recording start/stop button. Press the PHOTO button lightly to adjust the focus. To stop recording, press the Recording start/stop button. Fully press the PHOTO button when the subject is in focus. 00:00:00 00:00:00 00:00:00 [307Min] [307Min] [307Min]    9999 SUPER SUPER Using ‘Quick On STBY’ by opening/closing the LCD screen. When you close the LCD screen during standby, your camcorder goes to Quick On STBY mode (power saving mode). You can start recording quickly when you open the LCD screen. page 82 • The default video resolution setting is “100/0i”. You can also record videos in SD (standard definition) video quality. • You can also take photos while recording videos. page 40 Downloaded From VideoCamera-Manual.com Manuals...
  • Page 13 Quick start guide STEP3: Play back videos or photos STBY 00:00:00 [307Min] 9999 Viewing videos or photos on the LCD screen You can find recordings quickly by using the thumbnail index view. SUPER SUPER Touch the Play ( ) tab on the screen in STBY mode. The thumbnail index view appears. The thumbnail of the latest created or played file is • highlighted. Touch the thumbnail ( ) tab, then touch the desired image. Viewing on a high definition TV You can enjoy HD (high definition) videos on an HDTV. page 88 You can also play back videos on an SD (standard definition) image quality TV. page 89 STEP4: Save recorded videos or photos Simple and fun! Enjoy the various features of the internal Intelli-studio programme on your Windows computer.
  • Page 14 Quick start guide Importing and viewing videos/photos from the camcorder to your PC Contents Manager Saved files into your PC Launch the Intelli-studio programme by connecting the camcorder to your PC with a USB cable. A new file saving screen appears with the Intelli-studio main window. Click “Yes”, and • the uploading procedure starts. The new files are saved to your PC and registered to “Contents Manager” on the Intelli- studio programme. You can arrange the files by different criteria such as Face, Date, etc. • Double-click on the file you would like to playback. Folders directory on your PC Sharing videos/photos on YouTube/Flickr/FaceBook Share your contents with the world by uploading videos and photos directly to a web site with one click. Click “Share”  “Upload” tab on the browser. page 98 The Intelli-studio runs automatically once the camcorder is connected to a Windows computer (when you specify “PC Software:On”) page 83 STEP: Delete videos or photos...
  • Page 15: Getting To Know The Camcorder

    Getting to know the camcorder WHAT'S INCLUDED WITH YOUR Checking your accessories CAMCORDER Your new camcorder comes with the following accessories. If any of these items is missing from your box, call Samsung’s Customer Care centre. Battery AC power adaptor Audio/Video cable...
  • Page 16: Location Of Controls

    Getting to know the camcorder LOCATION OF CONTROLS Front & Left Internal microphone Lens Lens open/close switch TFT LCD screen (Touch screen) Power button Display button MODE button Anti-shake (OIS) button SMART AUTO button AV(Audio/Video) jack USB jack HDMI jack Jack cover (HDMI,USB,AV) During a recording, be careful not to block the internal microphone and lens. Downloaded From VideoCamera-Manual.com Manuals...
  • Page 17 Getting to know the camcorder Right Top & Bottom Mode indicator Memory card slot • : Record mode (Video/Photo) • : Play mode Memory card cover PHOTO button Grip belt hook Zoom (W/T) lever Tripod receptacle Internal speaker Battery release switch Charging (CHG) indicator Jack cover (DC IN) DC IN jack Recording start/stop button Grip belt Downloaded From VideoCamera-Manual.com Manuals...
  • Page 18: Identifying The Screen Displays

    Getting to know the camcorder IDENTIFYING THE SCREEN DISPLAYS The available functions vary depending on the operation mode you’ve selected. Different indicators appear depending on the setting values. • This On Screen Display (OSD) is shown in the record ( ) mode only. • Select the record mode by pressing the MODE button. page 29 Record mode Left of the LCD screen STBY 00:00:00 [307Min] Indicator Meaning Indicator Meaning 9999 1Sec/72Hr Record mode (Video/Photo) / Smart Auto Optical zoom / Digital zoom bar /  / / STBY Operating status (standby/ Time Zone (visit) recording/Pause) / Self Timer* 00:00 Date/Time Card Full 01/JAN/2011 SUPER...
  • Page 19 Getting to know the camcorder • This On Screen Display (OSD) is shown in video play ( ) mode only. • Select the Play ( ) tab on the LCD screen to select the video play ( ) mode. page 45 Video play mode Top of the LCD screen Bottom of the LCD screen 00:00:05/00:00:50 100 _ 0001 Indicator Meaning Indicator Meaning 01/JAN/2011 00:00 Video play mode Volume control Operating status (play/pause) Volume tab / Play related function tab Playback time/ 00:00:05/00:00:50 (frame advance) recorded time...
  • Page 20 Getting to know the camcorder • This On Screen Display (OSD) is shown in photo play ( ) mode only. • Select the Play ( ) tab on the LCD screen to select the photo play ( ) mode. page 45 Photo play mode Top of the LCD screen Bottom of the LCD screen 1/10 100 _ 0001 Indicator Meaning Indicator Meaning 01/JAN/2011 00:00 Photo play mode Volume tab (when activating slide show) Slide show / Playback X1.1 zoom (X1.1~X8.0) Return tab File name (file number) 100_0001 Photo image counter...
  • Page 21: Getting Started

    Getting started ATTACHING THE GRIP BELT Adjust the length of grip belt so that the camcorder is stable when you press the Recording start/stop button with your thumb. If you make the grip belt too tight and use excessive force to insert your hand, the grip belt hook of the camcorder may be damaged. ATTACHING THE FERRITE CORE To reduce electrical interference, attach the core filter to the AC power adaptor.
  • Page 22: Using The Battery

    Getting started USING THE BATTERY Purchase extra batteries to allow continuous use of your camcorder. Attaching the battery Detaching the battery Align the battery with the indicator () on the battery compartment, Slide the Battery release switch and pull out the battery. and then push the battery in the direction of the arrow. Gently slide Battery release switch in the direction as shown in the figure. • Samsung is not responsible for problems that are caused by using unapproved batteries. If you use batteries from other manufacturers, there is a danger of overheating, fire, or explosion. • Detach the battery from the camcorder with care to prevent it from falling. Downloaded From VideoCamera-Manual.com Manuals...
  • Page 23: Charging The Battery

    Getting started CHARGING THE BATTERY Using the USB cable Connect the USB cable to the camcorder properly, and then You can charge the battery using the AC power adaptor or the USB connect the other end to a USB port of a PC. cable. • Insert the battery into the camcorder. page 22 • To charge, use the supplied AC power adaptor or the USB cable. To charge the battery Charge the battery using the AC power adaptor or the USB cable. • The charging (CHG) indicator lights up and charging starts. After the battery is fully charged, the charging (CHG) indicator turns green. Using the AC power adaptor Connect the AC power adaptor to the camcorder properly, and then Please make sure that there are no foreign substances in the plug and plug the AC Power adaptor in the wall outlet. socket when you connect the AC power supply to the camcorder. • When charging, if both the USB cable and AC power adaptor are connected, the AC power adaptor will override the USB. • You cannot operate the camcorder using USB power only. Use the power adaptor or battery to power the camcorder. • USB charging time may depend on the type of USB host on your •...
  • Page 24: Checking The Battery State

    Getting started CHECKING THE BATTERY STATE Battery level display The battery level display shows the amount of battery power You can check the charging state and remaining battery capacity. remaining in the battery. To check the charging state STBY 00:00:00 [307Min] 9999 SUPER SUPER Battery Level State Message Indicator Fully charged 25~50% used 50~75% used 75~95% used 95~98% used The colour of the LED indicates the power or charging state. Exhausted (flickers): The device will soon turn off. Change the battery as soon as possible. "Low Charging The device will be forced to turn off after 3 seconds. (Orange) battery" • The figures above are based on a fully charged battery at a normal Fully charged temperature. Low ambient temperature may affect the use time. (Green) •...
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    Getting started Available running time for the battery Continuous Recording (without zoom) The continuous recording time above shows the available recording time when you record without using any other function after Battery type IA-BP210R recording starts. The battery may discharge 2-3 times faster than this reference if you Using the AC power adaptor : approx. 160 min. Charging time Using the USB cable : approx. 330 min. use the record start/stop, the zoom, and the play functions. Prepare additional batteries with the expectation that the actual recording time is about 1/3 to 1/2 of the times listed above. Video resolution Continuous recording Using an AC power source Approx. 180 min. Approx. 200 min. time We recommend that you use the AC power adaptor to power the Playback time Approx. 200 min.
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    Getting started About the battery • Remove the battery and the memory card from the camcorder and disconnect the AC power adaptor after use. • Battery Properties - Store the battery in a stable, cool and dry place. A lithium-ion battery is small-sized and has a high capacity. Low (Recommended temperature : 59ºF ~ 77ºF (15ºC~ 25ºC), ambient temperature (below 50ºF (10ºC)) may shorten its usage recommended humidity: 40%~ 60%) time and affect its function. Before recording in low temperatures, - Temperatures that are too high or too low shorten the battery put the battery into your pocket to warm it, then install it in the lifetime. camcorder. - The battery terminals can become rusty or malfunction if the battery is stored in a smoky or dusty location.
  • Page 27: Basic Operation Of The Camcorder

    Basic operation of the camcorder TURNING YOUR CAMCORDER ON/OFF • The camcorder operates the self-diagnosis function when powered on. If a warning message appears, refer to ‘warning indicators and messages’ (pages 101~105) and take corrective actions. • If you close the LCD screen when the power is on, the power saving mode activates. page 28 LCD screen • The camcorder turns on automatically if connecting the AC power adaptor or inserting the battery to the camcorder with the LCD screen open. When using this camcorder for the first time When you use your camcorder for the first time or reset it, the time zone screen appears at start-up. Select your geographical location, and then set the date and time. page 31 If you do not set the date and time, the time zone screen appears every time you turn on the camcorder. Power( ) button Open the LCD screen to turn on the camcorder. Your camcorder turns on automatically when you open the • LCD screen. To turn off the camcorder, press the Power ( ) button for about one second. Downloaded From VideoCamera-Manual.com Manuals...
  • Page 28: Adjusting The Lcd Screen

    Basic operation of the camcorder ADJUSTING THE LCD SCREEN The wide LCD screen on your camcorder offers high quality image viewing. Open the LCD screen with your finger. The screen opens up to 90°. • With the LCD screen open 90°, rotate it forwards (towards the lens) or backwards. You can rotate it up to 180° towards the lens and up to 90° backward. To view recordings more conveniently, rotate the screen by • 180° towards the lens, and then fold it back to the body. Excessive rotation may damage the connective hinge between the screen and the camcorder. Clean fingerprints or dust on the screen with a soft cloth. Downloaded From VideoCamera-Manual.com Manuals...
  • Page 29: Setting The Operation Modes

    Basic operation of the camcorder SETTING THE OPERATION MODES USING THE DISPLAY( ) BUTTON You can switch the operating mode in the following order each time Switching the information display mode ↕ you press the MODE button. Record mode ( Play mode ( • Each time the operation mode changes, the respective mode indicator lights turn on. Press the Display( ) button. • Touching the Play ( ) tab in the record mode switches the operation mode to the play mode. The full and minimum display modes alternate. Play tab Full display mode Minimum display mode MODE button / Mode indicators •...
  • Page 30: Using The Touch Panel

    Basic operation of the camcorder USING THE TOUCH PANEL Touch Slightly touch items with your finger to select them or to execute functions. STBY 00:00:00 [307Min] 9999 SUPER SUPER The touch panel lets you playback and record with a simple touch of your finger. Place your hand on the rear side of the LCD screen, then touch the items displayed on the screen. • Do not place a protective film on the LCD screen. • If you leave a film attached to the LCD screen for a long time, strong adhesion between the film and the surface of the screen may cause a malfunction of the touch panel. • Be careful not to accidentally press the buttons near the LCD panel while using the touch panel. • The tabs and indicators that appear on the LCD screen depend on the current recording/playback status of your camcorder. • The camcorder does not recognise touches if you touch more than two points on the screen at the same time. Touch one point at a time. • Do not use a sharp tipped item such as pen or pencil when using a tool to touch the screen. Downloaded From VideoCamera-Manual.com Manuals...
  • Page 31: First Time Settings

    First time settings SETTING THE TIME ZONE AND DATE/TIME • You can set the year up to 2037, based on the “Home” item. FOR THE FIRST TIME • Set “Date/Time Display” to On. page 79 • Activating the ( ) icon moves the time forward by 1 hour. Set the date and time of your local area when you turn on the Internal rechargeable battery camcorder for the first time. • Your camcorder includes a internal rechargeable battery that Open the LCD screen to turn on retains the date and time settings even after the power is turned Home the camcorder. off. London,Lisbon • If the battery is depleted, the current date/time values are reset to The time zone (“Home”) screen • the default values. If this occurs, you need to recharge the internal appears based on London, rechargeable battery (see below), and then re-set the current date Lisbon (Greenwich Mean Time). [GMT 00:00] 01/JAN/2011 00:00 and time.
  • Page 32: Selecting The Languages

    First time settings SELECTING THE LANGUAGES Supported languages You can select the language that displayed on the LCD screen. The camcorder retains the language setting even when you turn it off. English Norsk Hrvatski Touch the Menu ( )  Setting ( ) tab. Dansk Українська 한국어 Русский Français Polski Touch the up ( )/down ( tab until “Language” appears. Deutsch Čeština 中文 Language Italiano Slovensky 日本語 Touch “Language,” and then Demo Español touch the desired OSD language. Magyar ไทย Anynet+(HDMI-CEC) Português Română...
  • Page 33: About The Storage Media

    About the storage media SELECTING THE STORAGE MEDIA • Do not format the internal memory or any memory card you intend to use in the camcorder on a PC. (HMX-H303/H304/H305 only) • When you insert a memory card, the storage media setup screen appears. Touch “Yes” if you want to use a memory card, or “No” if You can record videos and photos in the internal memory or a not. • Do not remove the power (battery or AC power adaptor) when memory card. Select the desired storage media before starting accessing storage media to record, playback, format, delete, etc. recording or playback. The storage media and its data may be damaged. • Do not eject a memory card while it is being used in the camcorder. • You can use SD or SDHC cards in your camcorder. However, The memory card and its data may be damaged. some cards are not compatible depending on the memory card manufacturer and memory card type. • Before inserting or ejecting the memory card, turn the camcorder off. Touch the Menu ( )  Setting ) tab. Storage Type Touch the up ( )/down ( Storage Info tab until “Storage Type” appears.
  • Page 34: Inserting / Ejecting A Memory Card (not Supplied)

    About the storage media INSERTING / EJECTING A MEMORY CARD (NOT SUPPLIED) To insert a memory card To eject a memory card Turn the camcorder off. Turn the camcorder off. Open the memory card cover. Open the memory card cover. Insert the memory card into the card slot until it softly clicks. Gently push the memory card to eject it. Make sure that the camcorder is placed as shown above and • Close the memory card cover. the terminal portion of the card is facing up. Close the memory card cover. • To avoid data loss, turn off the camcorder by pressing the Power ( ) button for one second before inserting or ejecting the memory card. • Be careful not to push the memory card too hard. The memory card may suddenly pop out. Your camcorder supports only SD (Secure Digital) and SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) cards. Card compatibility may vary depending on the manufacturer and the type of memory card. Downloaded From VideoCamera-Manual.com Manuals...
  • Page 35: Selecting A Suitable Memory Card (not Supplied)

    About the storage media SELECTING A SUITABLE MEMORY CARD SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) cards (NOT SUPPLIED) • An SDHC card is a higher version (Ver. 2.00) of the SD card and supports capacities above 2GB. • SDHC cards cannot be used with current SD enabled host Compatible memory cards devices. • You can use SD (Secure Digital) and SDHC (Secure Digital High Common cautions for memory cards Capacity) cards with this camcorder. We recommend you use an SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) • Damaged data may not be recoverable. We recommend you card. make a back-up of important data separately on the hard disk of This camcorder supports SD cards up to 2GB. We cannot your PC. guarantee normal operation with SD cards bigger than 2GB. • Turning the power off or removing a memory card during an • MMC (Multi Media Card) and MMC Plus are not supported. operation such as formatting, deleting, recording, and playback • Compatible memory card capacity: may cause data loss. SD: 1GB ~ 2GB •...
  • Page 36 • Do not place foreign substances on the memory card terminals. camcorder forcibly stores the video on the memory card and Use a soft dry cloth to clean the terminals if required. displays a warning: • Do not paste anything other than the label provided with the card “Low speed card. Please record at a lower resolution.” on the label pasting area of the card. If you are unavoidably using a low speed memory card, the • Do not use a damaged memory card. resolution and quality of the recording may be lower than the • Be careful to keep the memory card out of the reach of children, value you set. page 53 who might swallow it. The higher the video resolution and quality, the more memory the camcorder uses. • Samsung is not responsible for data loss due to misuse, including loss caused by any PC virus. • We recommend using a memory card case to avoid data loss that can be caused by moving the card or by static electricity. • After a period of use, the memory card may get warm. This is normal and is not a malfunction. Downloaded From VideoCamera-Manual.com Manuals...
  • Page 37: Recordable Time And Capacity

    About the storage media RECORDABLE TIME AND CAPACITY Listed below are the available video recording times and the number of photos the camcorder can take, by card memory size and resolution. Refer to the recordable video time and the number of photos when recording videos or taking photos. Recording time available for video in minutes Internal memory* Storage media (Capacity) Resolution Quality 16GB 2GB 16GB 2GB Super Fine 1080/50i Fine Normal Super Fine Fine 720/50p Normal Super Fine 1051 1051 Fine 1387 1387 576/50p Normal 1011 2039 1011 2039 (Unit: Approximate minutes of recording)
  • Page 38: Basic Recording

    Basic recording RECORDING VIDEOS Select a subject to record. 00:00:00 00:00:00 00:00:00 [307Min] [307Min] [307Min]    Adjust the LCD panel to the • This camcorder supports both High Definition (HD) and Standard best angle for recording. Definition (SD) image resolutions. Set the resolution you want before Use the Zoom lever to adjust the • recording. page 53 size of the subject. page 43 SUPER SUPER • Insert a memory card. page 34 Press the Recording start/stop • Set the appropriate storage media. (HMX-H303/H304/H305 only) button. page 33 The recording () indicator • STBY 00:00:00 [307Min] • Open the LCD screen to turn on the camcorder. Your camcorder turns appears, and recording starts.
  • Page 39 Basic recording • If power is interrupted or an error occurs during recording, the video • Videos are compressed in the H.264 (MPEG-4.AVC) format. may not be recorded/edited. • Eject the battery when you have finished recording to prevent • Samsung is not responsible for any damage caused by a failure of unnecessary battery power consumption. normal recording or playback operations because of a memory card • For the on-screen information display, see pages 101~105 error. • For approximate recording time, see page 37. • Note that damaged data cannot be recovered. • Sound is recorded by the internal stereo microphone located on the • Do not turn off the camcorder or remove the memory card while the front of the camcorder. camcorder is accessing the memory card. Doing so may damage Make sure that the microphone is not blocked. the memory card or the data in the memory card. • Before recording an important video, make sure to test the recording function to see if there are any problems with the audio or video recording. • For various functions available during recording, see pages 53~69 • If the power cable/battery is disconnected or recording is interrupted, the camcorder switches to the data recovery mode. While data is being recovered, no other function is enabled. • In the record mode, you can set the Quick View menu option. The Quick View icon appears when you have set the Quick View menu option to On.
  • Page 40: Capturing Photos During Video Recording

    Basic recording CAPTURING PHOTOS DURING VIDEO Press the Recording start/stop 00:00:00 00:00:00 00:00:00 [307Min] [307Min] [307Min]    button. RECORDING The recording () indicator • appears, and recording starts. Your camcorder can capture photos without interrupting video SUPER SUPER recording.
  • Page 41: Recording Photos

    Basic recording RECORDING PHOTOS Select a subject to record. Adjust the LCD panel to the • 9999 You can take photos and store them in the storage media. Set the best angle for recording. desired resolution before recording. page 54 Use the Zoom lever to adjust the • size of the subject. page 43 • Insert a memory card. page 34 • Set the appropriate storage media. (HMX-H303/H304/H305 only) Frame the subject in the LCD page 33 screen, and then half-press the • Open the LCD screen to turn on the camcorder. Your camcorder turns PHOTO button. STBY 00:00:00 [307Min] on automatically when you open the LCD screen. When the subject is in focus, • 9999 • Set the Lens open/close switch to open ( ). page 16 () indicator appears green. • Select the record mode by pressing the MODE button. page 29 If it appears red, readjust the SUPER SUPER focus.
  • Page 42: Recording With Ease For Beginners (smart Auto)

    Basic recording RECORDING WITH EASE FOR BEGINNERS Press the Recording start/stop button or PHOTO button. pages 38, 41 (SMART AUTO) To cancel Smart Auto mode, press the SMART AUTO button In Smart Auto mode, your camcorder automatically chooses the again. appropriate settings based on the type of scene it detects (Indoor, Night, etc.). Smart Auto mode is helpful if you are not familiar with the best camcorder settings for various scenes. Press the SMART AUTO button. The Smart Auto ( ) and Anti-shake(OIS) ( ) icon appear • on the LCD screen. Align your subject in the frame. The camcorder automatically detects the scene when you • align the subject. The appropriate scene icon appears on the LCD screen. • Appears when recording at night. (Night) STBY 00:00:00 [307Min] Appears when recording images of landscapes with 9999 backlighting. (Backlight) Appears when recording people. (Portrait) SUPER SUPER Appears when recording a very bright scene. (White)
  • Page 43: Zooming

    Basic recording ZOOMING Zoom speed When using the zoom function, you can decrease zoom speed by This camcorder allows you to record using optical 30x power zoom slowly moving the Zoom (W/T) lever. Moving it faster increases the and digital zoom by sliding the Zoom lever. zoom speed. To zoom in • Using the optical zoom does not degrade the image quality and Slide the zoom lever towards T (telephoto). clarity. • The distant subject is gradually magnified. • Use the digital zoom when you want to zoom more than the optical • The highest zoom magnification ratio is 30x in the normal zoom-in. zoom range. page 63 • Focusing may become unstable when you record with a fast zoom To zoom out or zoom into a subject standing too far away. If this occurs, use the manual focus function. page 59 Slide the zoom lever towards W (wide angle). • The minimum distance you can have between the camcorder and • The subject gets smaller and further away. subject while maintaining sharp focus is about 1cm (about 0.4 • The smallest optical zoom ratio is the subject’s original size when inches) for wide angle and about 100cm (about 39.4 inches) for zoomed-out. telephoto. (about 50cm (19.7 inches) for Tele Macro.) • If you want to shoot the subject close to the lens at a wide angle, use the Tele Macro function. page 62 •...
  • Page 44: Anti-shake (ois: Optical Image Stabilizer)

    Basic recording Anti-Shake (OIS: Optical Image Stabilizer) Use the Anti-Shake(OIS) function in the following cases • When recording while walking Use the Anti-shake (OIS: Optical Image Stabilizer) function or riding in a moving car. to compensate for unstable images caused by shaking • When recording with the movements when holding the camcorder. zoom function. • When recording subjects Select the record mode by pressing the MODE button. page 29 of a small size. Each press the Anti-shake (OIS) ( ) button repeat the Anti-shake Understanding OIS (OIS), Anti-shake (OIS DUO) and Off. • Reduce camcorder shake and STBY 00:00:00 [307Min] prevent blurred images with 9999 Optical and Digital Image Stabilization functions. SUPER SUPER • When you turn on Smart Auto mode, it automatically sets Anti-shake (OIS) to On. •...
  • Page 45: Basic Playback

    Basic playback CHANGING THE PLAYBACK MODE To change thumbnail display type • You can set the record mode and the play mode in turn with the You can choose from these thumbnail display options: 3x2 ( ), 4x3 ), and Date ( MODE button. You can also switch the operation mode directly into the playback thumbnail display by touching the Play ( ) tab on the LCD screen. • The most recently created file is highlighted in the thumbnail view. • The camcorder selects the thumbnail display options based on the standby mode that was last used. However, you can choose the video (HD or SD) or photo thumbnail view display options by <3X2 type> <4X3 type> touching the HD ( ), SD ( ), or photo ( ) tab on the LCD screen. 01/JAN/2011 (17) Understanding how to change the operation modes You can easily change the operation modes by touching the LCD screen or using the buttons as shown in the following figures: <Sorted by date>...
  • Page 46: Playing Videos

    Basic playback PLAYING VIDEOS Do not power off the camcorder or eject the memory card during video playback. Doing so may damage the recorded data. You can preview recorded videos in the thumbnail index view, find the video you want quickly, and playback directly. • It may take some time to start playback, depending on the size and quality of the selected video. • The camcorder may not play the following video files: • Insert a memory card. page 34 - A video recorded on another device. • Set the appropriate storage media. (HMX-H303/H304/H305 only) - A video whose file format is not supported by the camcorder. page 33 • You can use various play options during the video playback. • Touch the Play ( ) tab on the LCD screen to select the play mode. • You can set playback settings using the “Play Option” menu. page 45 page 67 • You can play the recorded videos on a TV or PC. pages 88, 94 Touch the HD ( ) or SD • If you touch the Menu ( ) tab during playback, play is paused and ) tab. the menu screen appears.
  • Page 47 Basic playback Playback / Pause / Stop Frame by frame playback • Playback and pause alternate when you touch the Pause ( ) / When playback is paused, touch the Reverse frame advance Play ( ) tab during playback. ) / Forward frame advance ( ) to make the video go in • Touch the Return ( ) tab to stop playback. reverse or forward one frame at a time. Search playback To adjust the volume You can hear the recorded sound During playback, each touch of the 00:00:05/00:00:50 from the internal speaker. 100 _ 0013 00:00:05/00:00:50 Reverse search ( ) / 100 _ 0013 Forward search ( ) tab increases Touch the Volume ( ) tab...
  • Page 48: Viewing Photos

    Basic playback VIEWING PHOTOS Do not power off the camcorder or eject the memory card during photo playback. Doing so may damage the recorded data. You can view recorded photos using various playback functions. • Loading time may vary depending on the size and quality of the photo you selected. • Insert a memory card. page 34 • Your camcorder may not play back the following photo files normally: • Set the appropriate storage media. (HMX-H303/H304/H305 only) - A photo recorded on another device. page 33 - A photo with a file format not supported by this camcorder. (One • Touch the Play ( ) tab on the LCD screen to select the play mode. that does not conform to DCF standards.) page 45 • Touch previous image ( ) / next image ( ) tab to view the previous and next photo. Touch the Photo ( ) tab. The thumbnail view appears. • To change the current • thumbnail page, touch the up ) or down ( ) tab. Touch the photo you want to display.
  • Page 49 Basic playback Viewing a slide show Zooming during photo playback You can view a photo slide show with You can magnify a playback image. 14/17 14/17 background music. Touch up/down/left/right to select 100 _ 0014 100 _ 0014 the area to magnify. Touch the Slide Show ( ) tab during photo playback. Touch the photo you want to • The ( ) indicator appears. The magnify. slide show starts from the current The camcorder displays selected photo. • the selected photo on the full • To stop the slide show, touch the screen. Return ( ) tab. X3.0 14/17 100 _ 0014 Adjust the magnification with the Zoom (W/T) lever.
  • Page 50: Using The Menu Items

    Using the menu items HANDLING MENUS Touch the desired option. SCENE Adjust the setting values • The instructions below are Auto accordingly. examples of how to access and Sports STBY 00:00:00 [307Min] use menu items using the Menu 9999 To exit the menu, touch the Portrait ) tab. When you access and Exit ( ) or Return ( ) tab. Spotlight use other menu items, use these SUPER SUPER examples as guides. • When using Menu items, some menu items cannot be used at the same time, or may be greyed out. For more information, see Menu tab Troubleshooting on page 111. • For easy understanding, the menu setting procedures on this page are explained using the simplest methods. Menu setting methods can differ depending on the menu options you choose.
  • Page 51: Menu Items

    Using the menu items MENU ITEMS • The items available in each menu vary depending on the operating mode. • For item operation details, see the page number listed under Page in the table. Recording menu items Items Default value Page Auto SCENE Video Resolution 1080/50i Video Quality Fine Photo Resolution 2944x1656 Photo Sharpness Normal White Balance Auto Aperture Auto Shutter Auto Super C.Nite Normal Focus Auto Anti-Shake(OIS) Digital Effect Fader Tele Macro Cont. Shot Wind Cut Digital Zoom Self Timer...
  • Page 52 Using the menu items Playback menu items Operation Video Photo mode Default value Page Thumbnail Single Thumbnail Single Items Play Option Play All   Highlight   Delete     Protect Off (Single)     Copy*     Divide ...
  • Page 53: Advanced Recording

    Advanced recording SCENE Video Resolution Using the iScene function, you can select a setting that matches You can select the resolution of the video to be recorded. the scene you are shooting (Sports, Portrait, etc.). Based on your Select the record mode by pressing the MODE button. page 29 selection, the camcorder sets the appropriate shutter speed and aperture automatically for optimal recording. Select the record mode by pressing the MODE button. page 29 Touch the Menu ( ) tab  Video Resolution “Video Resolution.” 1080/50i Touch the desired submenu item. Touch the Menu ( ) tab  720/50p SCENE “ SCENE.” 576/50p To exit the menu, touch the Exit Auto ) or Return ( ) tab. Touch the desired submenu item. Sports To change the current page, touch • Portrait the up ( )/down ( ) tab. Spotlight Submenu items To exit the menu, touch the Exit ( ) or Return (...
  • Page 54: Video Quality

    Advanced recording Video Quality Photo Resolution You can select the quality of the video to be recorded. You can select the resolution of the photo to be recorded. Select the record mode by pressing the MODE button. page 29 Select the record mode by pressing the MODE button. page 29 Touch the Menu ( ) tab  Touch the Menu ( ) tab  Video Quality “Video Quality.” “Photo Resolution.” Photo Resolution Super Fine 2944x1656 Touch the desired submenu item. Touch the desired submenu item. Fine 1920x1080 Normal To exit the menu, touch the Exit To exit the menu, touch the Exit ) or Return ( ) tab. ) or Return ( ) tab. Submenu items Submenu items •...
  • Page 55: Photo Sharpness

    Advanced recording Photo Sharpness White Balance This function lets you create more sharper or softer image by This camcorder automatically adjusts the colour of the subject. You processing the captured image when you take a photo. can record in natural colours depending on the subject and lighting conditions. Select the record mode by pressing the MODE button. page 29 Select the record mode by pressing the MODE button. page 29 Touch the Menu ( ) tab  Photo Sharpness “Photo Sharpness.” Touch the Menu ( ) tab  White Balance Soft “White Balance.” Touch the desired submenu item. Normal Auto Touch the desired submenu item. Sharp Daylight To exit the menu, touch the Exit Cloudy ) or Return ( ) tab. To exit the menu, touch the Exit Fluorescent ) or Return ( ) tab. Submenu items Submenu items Auto: C ontrols the white balance automatically in response to lighting...
  • Page 56: Aperture

    Advanced recording To set the white balance manually Aperture The camcorder adjusts the aperture (lens opening) automatically Touch the Menu ( ) tab  depending on the subject and recording conditions. You can also White Balance “White Balance”  “Custom WB.” manually adjust the aperture. Tungsten The “( ) Set White Balance” • Select the record mode by pressing the MODE button. page 29 Custom WB indicator appears. Fill the screen with a white subject, Touch the Menu ( ) tab  and then touch the ( ) tab. “Aperture.” Aperture The camcorder stores the white • Auto balance setting. Touch the desired submenu item. Manual To exit the menu, touch the Exit ( ) or Return ( ) tab. To exit the menu, touch the Exit The camcorder applies the stored white balance the next time •...
  • Page 57: Shutter

    Advanced recording Shutter Understanding Aperture You can adjust the aperture value to control the amount of light The camcorder automatically sets the shutter speed depending reaching the image sensor. The smaller the aperture value, the greater on the scene’s brightness. User high shutter speeds to record fast the amount of light. For example, F1.8 lets in more light than F2.8. moving objects and low shutter speeds to record slow or stationary You need to adjust the aperture value in the following cases: • When you are shooting against the light or when the background objects or objects in dimmer light. is too bright. Select the record mode by pressing the MODE button. page 29 • When you are shooting on a reflective natural background such as at the beach or when skiing. • When the background is overly dark (for example, scenery at Touch the Menu ( ) tab  night). “Shutter.” Shutter Auto Touch the desired submenu item. • When you specify “Aperture: Manual,” the SCENE mode is Manual cancelled, “Super C.Nite” is set to “Off,” and “Shutter” is set to To exit the menu, touch the Exit “Auto” automatically. ) or Return ( ) tab. • If the aperture is set to manual, the aperture value changes depending on the zoom level you change.
  • Page 58: Super C.nite

    Advanced recording Super C.Nite Depending on the intensity of the ambient light, your videos and You can adjust the shutter speed when recording a slow moving photos may be too bright or dark. Using the EV function, you can object, or record a brighter image in dark places without a manually adjust video and photo image brightness. compromise in colours. Select the record mode by pressing the MODE button. page 29 Select the record mode by pressing the MODE button. page 29 Touch the Menu ( ) tab  “EV.” Touch the Menu ( ) tab  Super C.Nite “Super C.Nite.” Touch the decrease ( ) or increase ( ) tab to adjust the Touch the desired submenu item. Normal setting values. You can choose Super SUPER SUPER SUPER SUPER SUPER SUPER from the following settings: To exit the menu, touch the Exit ) or Return ( ) tab. EV values ( ): -2.0, -1.6, -1.3, •...
  • Page 59: Focus

    Advanced recording Focus Focusing manually during recording Your camcorder automatically focuses a subject from close-up to The camcorder usually focuses on a subject automatically (auto infinity. However, the camcorder may not focus correctly, depending focus). When you turn the camcorder on, focus is always set to on the recording conditions. If it does not focus correctly, use the automatic. You can also set the focus manually. manual focus mode. To adjust the focus, place and hold your finger Select the record mode by pressing the MODE button. page 29 on the ( ) for a nearer subject, and on the ( ) tab for a farther subject. Touch the Menu ( ) tab  Focus • The nearer or farther icon ( ) appears in the centre when “Focus." focus adjustment reaches the end. Auto Touch the desired submenu item. • The camcorder applies the adjusted value right after you touch Manual the ( ) or ( ) tab. Touch Point To exit the menu, touch the Exit ) or Return ( ) tab. Manual Manual 10CM 10CM <Nearer subject>...
  • Page 60: Digital Effect

    Advanced recording Using the touch point function Examples of  Digital Effect options Using the Touch Point function, STBY 00:00:00 [307Min] Black & White you can have the camcorder focus 9999 Without any Digital on a small section of the picture. Effect, the image This mode You get the camcorder to focus on retains a normal, changes the image SUPER SUPER a particular point by touching the natural look. to black and white. desired point on the LCD screen. Sepia ( Negative ( To activate the touch point with a long touch This mode gives This mode the image an old-...
  • Page 61: Fader

    Advanced recording Fader Recording a video with Fade effect You can give your recording a professional look by using special Fade in effects such as fade in at the beginning of a sequence or fade out at With “Fader” set to “In,” press the Recording start/stop button. The the end of a sequence. recording starts with a dark screen, and then the image and sound fade in. 1. Touch the Menu ( ) tab  “Fader.” Fade out With “Fader” set to “Out,” press the Recording start/stop button Touch the desired submenu item. to stop recording. The image and sound fade out, the screen goes Fader black, and then the recording stops. To exit the menu, touch the Exit ) or Return ( ) tab. Fade in-out With “Fader” set to “In-Out,” press the Recording start/stop button. The recording starts with a dark screen, and then the image and In-Out sound fade in. To stop recording, press the Recording start/stop button. The image and sound fade out, the screen goes black, and then the recording stops. Submenu items Fade In (Approx.3 seconds) •...
  • Page 62: Tele Macro

    Advanced recording Tele Macro Cont. Shot Using the Tele Macro function, you can get close up images which The Continuous Shot function lets you capture up to eight photos in are created by focusing on a small portion of a large object at a tele rapid succession to give you more photo-taking opportunities when angle. It is useful to get close up images of flowers or insects etc. recording moving subjects. Select the record mode by pressing the MODE button. page 29 Select the record mode by pressing the MODE button. page 29 Touch the Menu ( ) tab  Touch the Menu ( ) tab  Cont. Shot “Tele Macro.” Tele Macro “Cont. Shot.” Touch the desired submenu item. Touch the desired submenu item. To exit the menu, touch the Exit To exit the menu, touch the Exit ) or Return ( ) tab. ) or Return ( ) tab. Submenu items Submenu items • Off: Disables the function. •...
  • Page 63: Wind Cut

    Advanced recording Wind Cut Digital Zoom Using the Wind Cut function, you can reduce wind noise when The digital zoom enables higher zoom magnification than the optical recording sound using the internal microphone. zoom. Digital zoom can electronically magnify an image created by the optical lens up to 300 times. Select the record mode by pressing the MODE button. page 29 Select the record mode by pressing the MODE button. page 29 Touch the Menu ( ) tab  Wind Cut “Wind Cut.” Touch the Menu ( ) tab  “Digital Zoom.” Digital Zoom Touch the desired submenu item. Touch the desired submenu item. To exit the menu, touch the Exit ) or Return ( ) tab. To exit the menu, touch the Exit ) or Return ( ) tab. STBY 00:00:00 [307Min] Submenu items 9999 • Off: Disables the function.
  • Page 64: Self Timer

    Advanced recording Self Timer Time Lapse REC When you enable the self-timer, there is a time delay of 10 seconds Using the Time Lapse feature, you can programme your camcorder before recording starts. to create a time lapse video by recording a series of frames over a You can record videos or take photos of yourself. set period of time with a set time interval between each frame. The Time Lapse feature lets you create time lapse videos of blooming Select the record mode by pressing the MODE button. page 29 flowers and similar subjects. Select the record mode by pressing the MODE button. page 29 Touch the Menu ( ) tab  “Self Timer.” Self Timer Touch the Menu ( ) tab  Time Lapse REC Touch the desired submenu item. “Time Lapse REC”  “On.” 10 Sec The menu screen appears. • To exit the menu, touch the Exit ) or Return ( ) tab. Touch the desired items (Interval, Rec Limit) and then touch the up ) or down ( ) tab to set the...
  • Page 65 Advanced recording • Time lapse recording mode is released once recording Submenu items has been finished. To start another Time Lapse Recording, repeat steps 1 through 5. • Off: Disables Time Lapse REC. • 50 captured images compose a video of 1 second length. • On ( Since the minimum length of a video your camcorder can - Interval (“Sec”): Image of the subject is captured at a set save is one second, the interval you set defines how long interval. Images are automatically shot a frame at a time at the time lapse recording should be. For example, if you set the specified interval and stored in the storage media. the interval to “ Sec,” total recording time should be set 0.5135 (seconds). to at least 4 minute 10 seconds to record a minimum video length of 1 seconds (50 images). • Once the time lapse recording finishes recording for its Example of Time Lapse Recording total recording time, it switches to the standby mode. • Press the Recording start/stop button if you want to stop the time lapse recording. Total time for recording • Audio is not recorded during time lapse recording. Recording interval • If a video recording fills up 1.8GB of storage memory, a Timeline new recording file is automatically started at that point.
  • Page 66: Quick View

    Advanced recording Quick View Deleting files after Quick View If you touch the delete ( ) tab during Quick View, the file you are Using the Quick View function, you can view the most recently viewing is deleted. recorded video or photo images immediately after you have recorded them. 00:00:05/00:00:50 Select the record mode by pressing the MODE button. page 29 100 _ 0013 Quick View Touch the Menu ( ) tab  “Quick View.” Quick View Touch the desired submenu item. To exit the menu, touch the Exit ) or Return ( ) tab. • The Quick View function is not available under the following conditions: - If the mode has been changed after the recording - If the USB cable is connected to the camcorder. Submenu items - If the camcorder has been restarted after the recording - After playing Quick View •...
  • Page 67: Guideline

    Advanced playback Guideline Play Option This camcorder provides 3 types of guidelines to help you to set a You can select a specific video playback option. balanced image composition on the screen. Select the Play ( ) tab on the LCD screen to select the Video play Select the record mode by pressing the MODE button. page 29 ) mode. page 45 Touch the Menu ( ) tab  Touch the Menu ( ) tab  Guideline “Play Option.” “Guideline.” Play Option Play All Touch the desired submenu item. Touch the desired guideline Play One according to the subject. Repeat All To exit the menu, touch the Exit • The selected guideline Repeat One ) or Return ( ) tab. appears on the screen. STBY STBY 00:00:00 00:00:00...
  • Page 68: Highlight

    Advanced playback Highlight Highlight playback time to the duration of a video The Highlight function plays a portion of each recorded video at random. Video Duration Highlight playback time Select the Play ( ) tab on the LCD screen to select the Video play Less than 5 sec. Full playback ) mode. page 45 5 to 30 sec. Plays 5 seconds at random. Touch the Menu ( ) tab.  Plays 5 seconds of each 30 second 30 sec. to 5 min. “Highlight.” Highlight section at random. Recent Plays 11 seconds of each 2 minute Touch the desired submenu item. 5 min. to 10 min. section at random. To exit the menu, touch the Exit Plays 15 seconds of each 3 minute Over 10 min. ) or Return ( ) tab. section at random. • lf you run the Highlight function in the date thumbnail display, Highlight plays random portions of all the files in the selected date Submenu items set.
  • Page 69: Slide Show Option

    Advanced playback Slide Show Option File Info You can set the play options for the slide show with the slide show You can see the image information for all images. setting menus. Select the Play ( ) tab on the LCD screen to select the Video play ) or Photo play ( ) mode. page 45 Select the Play ( ) tab on the LCD screen to select the photo ( mode. page 45 Touch the Menu ( ) tab  Touch the Menu ( ) tab.  “File Info.” File Info Slide Show Option “Slide Show Option.” 100VIDEO Interval 1 Sec Select the file you want to view HDV _ 0017.MP4 Touch the desired submenu item the file information for.
  • Page 70: Editing Files

    Editing files Delete Submenu items You can erase your recordings one by one or all at once. • Select Files: D eletes individual images. • Insert a memory card. page 34  T ouch the images you want to delete. The indicator • Set the appropriate storage media. (HMX-H303/H304/H305 only) ( ) is displayed on the selected images. Touching the page 33 thumbnail image toggles the image between being • Touch the Play ( ) tab on the LCD screen to select the play selected for deletion ( ) or not selected. mode. page 45  Touch the ( ) tab. The selected images are deleted. • All Files: Deletes all images. Touch the HD ( Delete SD ( ), or Photo ( ) tab. Select Files Videos or photos appear as •...
  • Page 71: Protect

    Editing files Protect Touch the files you want to protect. After you have selected all the files you want to protect, touch the ( ) tab. Go to Step 4. You can protect important recordings from accidental erasure. The See Submenu items below for additional details. • protected videos and photos cannot be deleted unless you format Touch “Yes.” the memory card or cancel the protection. If you selected “All On,” the ( ) indicator appears on all files. • • Insert a memory card. page 34 If you selected “All Off,” the ( ) indicator disappears from all • • Set the appropriate storage media. (HMX-H303/H304/H305 only) protected files. page 33 If you selected “Select Files,” the indicator appears on the • • Touch the Play ( ) tab on the LCD screen to select the play files you selected for protection and disappears from the files mode. page 45 you removed protection from. Touch the HD ( ), SD Protect ), or Photo ( ) tab. Select Files Videos or photos appear as •...
  • Page 72: Copy (hmx-h303/h304/h305 Only)

    Editing files Copy (HMX-H303/H304/H305 only) Submenu items Videos and photos stored in the internal memory can be copied to • Select Files: C opy individual images. the external flash memory card. Copying to the memory card does Touch the images you want to copy. not delete the originals in the internal memory. The ( ) indicator is displayed on the selected • Insert a memory card. page 34 images. Touching the thumbnail image toggles • Touch the Play tab ( ) on the LCD screen to select the play the image between being selected ( ) or not mode. page 45 selected. Touch the ( ) tab. The selected images are copied. Touch the HD ( ), SD ( • All Files: Copy all images. Copy or Photo ( ) tab. • Videos or photos appear as Select Files • You can also operate this function in the full and single image display thumbnails.
  • Page 73: Divide

    Editing files Divide Do not eject a memory card or power off the camcorder while editing a video recorded on the storage media. Doing so may damage the You can divide a video into two, and easily delete a section you storage media or data. no longer need. As this function edits the original file, make sure to back up the original before dividing it. • You can also operate this function in the full and single image display modes. • Insert a memory card. page 34 • You cannot divide files that are protected ( ). Cancel the protect • Set the appropriate storage media. (HMX-H303/H304/H305 only) function first. page 71 page 33 • The divided video may drift before or after the division point by • Select the Play ( ) tab on the LCD screen to select the Video play approximately 2 seconds. ) mode. page 45 • The Divide function is not available under the following conditions: - If the total recorded time of the video is less than 6 seconds. - If you try to divide sections without leaving 3 seconds at the Touch the Menu ( ) tab  Edit beginning and the end. “Edit”  “Divide.” - If the video fi le is recorded in the Time Lapse REC mode.
  • Page 74: Combine

    Editing files Combine Do not eject a memory card or power off the camcorder while editing a video recorded on the memory card. Doing so may damage the storage You can combine two different videos. As this function edits the media or data. original files, make sure to back up the original files before combining them. • You cannot combine files that are protected ( ). Cancel the protect function first. page 71 • Insert a memory card. page 34 • The original videos are not preserved. • Set the appropriate storage media.(HMX-H303/H304/H305 only) • The Combine function is not available under the following conditions: page 33 - If the Videos are in different resolution formats. For example, • Select the Play ( ) tab on the LCD screen to select the Video play videos recorded at “Video Resolution: 100/0i” and “Video ) mode. page 45 Resolution: 20/0p” cannot be combined. - If the fi le size of the combined videos exceeds 1.8 GB. - One or both video fi les are recorded in the Time Lapse REC mode. Touch the Menu ( ) tab ...
  • Page 75: System Setting

    System setting SETTING MENU ITEMS • Refer to page 50 for setting menus. • For item operation details, go to the page number listed in the table under Page. Items Default value Page Storage Type* Internal Memory Storage Info* Card Info** File No. Series Time Zone Home Date/Time Set 01/JAN/2011 00:00 (Summer Time : Off) Date Type 01/JAN/2011 Time Type 24 Hr Date/Time Display Auto LCD Off Beep Sound Shutter Sound Auto Power Off 5 Min Quick On STBY PC Software USB Connect Mass Storage HDMI TV Out Auto TV Connect Guide TV Display Format Default Set...
  • Page 76: Storage Type (hmx-h303/h304/h305 Only)

    System setting Storage Type (HMX-H303/H304/H305 only) Card Info (HMX-H300/H320 only) You can record videos and photos on the internal memory or a This function shows you the storage information of the memory memory card. card, such as used memory space, available memory space, etc. Select the desired storage media before starting recording or Insert a memory card. page 34 playback. page 33 Touch the Menu ( )  Storage Info (HMX-H303/H304/H305 only) Setting ( ) tab  “Card Info.” Card Info Used memory space, • • Used: 40.5MB • Free: 30.8GB This function shows you the storage information of the selected available memory space, [HD]1080/50i Super Fine : 253Min storage media, such as used and available memory space, etc.
  • Page 77: File No

    System setting File No. Time Zone File names (numbers) are assigned to recorded images according to You can set the clock to the local time when using your camcorder the numbering option you select. in a different time zone. Setting the local time Touch the Menu ( )  Setting ( ) tab “File No.” File No. Series Touch the Menu ( ) tab  Touch the desired submenu item. Time Zone Reset Setting ( ) tab  “Time Zone”  “Visit.” Home To exit the menu, touch the Exit ) or Return ( ) tab. Visit Touch the left ( ) or the right ) tab to select the visited area. Submenu items Touch the ( ) tab when the Visit...
  • Page 78: Date/time Set

    System setting Date/Time Set Time Type By setting the date and time, you You can set the display format for the Date/Time Set can display the date and time of the time. Month Year recording during playback. Time Type 2011 Touch the Menu ( )  Setting page 31 ( ) tab  “Time Type.” 12 Hr 24 Hr Touch the desired display option. Date Type To exit the menu, touch the Exit ) or Return ( ) tab. You can set the display format for Date Type the date. 2011/01/01 Submenu items Touch the Menu ( )  Setting JAN/01/2011...
  • Page 79: Date/time Display

    System setting Date/Time Display You can set whether or not the date and/or time are displayed on the LCD screen. Submenu items • Off: Current date/time information is not displayed. Before you use the “Date/Time Display” function, you must set the date and time. page 31 • Date: Displays the current date. • Time: Displays the current time. • Date & Time: Displays the current date and time. Touch the Menu ( )  Setting ( ) tab  “Date/Time Display.” • The date/time will read “01/JAN/2011 00:00” in the following case: Touch the desired submenu item. - When the internal rechargeable battery is depleted. Date/Time Display • This function depends on the “Date Type” and “Time Type” setting. To exit the menu, touch the Exit page 78 ) or Return ( ) tab.
  • Page 80: Auto Lcd Off

    System setting Auto LCD Off To reduce power consumption, the camcorder automatically dims the brightness of the LCD screen if the camcorder is idle for a period STBY 00:00:00 [307Min] STBY 00:00:00 STBY 00:00:00 STBY 00:00:00 STBY 00:00:00 STBY 00:00:00 STBY 00:00:00 STBY 00:00:00 STBY 00:00:00 STBY 00:00:00 STBY 00:00:00 STBY 00:00:00 STBY 00:00:00 STBY 00:00:00 STBY 00:00:00 STBY 00:00:00 STBY 00:00:00 STBY 00:00:00 STBY 00:00:00...
  • Page 81: Beep Sound

    System setting Beep Sound Shutter Sound The Beep Sound function lets you control whether a beep sounds The Shutter Sound function lets you turn the shutter sound that when you touch certain buttons on the screen. plays when you press the PHOTO button on or off. Touch the Menu ( )  Setting Touch the Menu ( )  Setting Shutter Sound ( ) tab  “Beep Sound.” Beep Sound ( ) tab  “Shutter Sound.” Touch the desired submenu item. Touch the desired submenu item. To exit, touch the Exit ( ) or To exit the menu, touch the Exit Return ( ) tab until the menu ) or Return ( ) tab. disappears. Submenu items Submenu items • Off: Disables the function. Off: Disables the function.
  • Page 82: Auto Power Off

    System setting Auto Power Off Quick On STBY You can set your camcorder to turn off automatically if it is idle for 5 When you are going to record frequently for an extended time, use minutes without an operation. This function prevents unnecessary the Quick On STBY function to reduce energy consumption and power consumption. battery drain. With the Quick On STBY function On, closing the LCD screen starts Touch the Menu ( )  Setting Quick On STBY. Auto Power Off ( ) tab  “Auto Power Off.” Touch the Menu ( )  Setting Quick On STBY ( ) tab  “Quick On STBY.” Touch the desired submenu item. 5 Min To exit the menu, touch the Exit Touch the desired submenu item. 5 Min ) or Return ( ) tab.
  • Page 83: Pc Software

    System setting PC Software Submenu items If you set PC Software to On, you can use the PC software built into • Off: C losing the LCD screen turns off the camcorder. the camcorder (Intelli-studio) by connecting your camcorder to your  Min: C losing the LCD screen starts the Quick On STBY • PC using the camcorder’s USB cable. You can download the video mode after a short period of time. The camcorder and photo images stored on the camcorder to your PC’s hard disk stays in Quick On STBY mode for 5 minutes and and edit the videos and photos using the internal PC software. then turns off unless you open the LCD screen or Touch the Menu ( )  Setting push a button. PC Software ( ) tab  “PC Software.” Touch the desired submenu item. • We recommend turning off the camcorder after use to reduce energy consumption. To exit the menu, touch the Exit However, as an alternative, you can use the Quick On STBY function ) or Return ( ) tab. under most shooting conditions to reduce energy consumption effectively.
  • Page 84: Usb Connect

    System setting USB Connect HDMI TV Out You can transfer data to a PC or print photos directly by establishing You can set the HDMI video output to match the TV you have the correct USB connection. connected the camcorder to. Using the HDMI cable (not supplied), connect the camcorder to your TV. Touch the Menu ( )  Setting page 88 ( ) tab  “USB Connect.” USB Connect Mass Storage Touch the Menu ( )  Setting Touch the desired submenu PictBridge HDMI TV Out ( ) tab  “HDMI TV Out.” item. Auto Touch the desired submenu item. 576p To exit the menu, touch the Exit ) or Return ( ) tab. To exit the menu, touch the Exit ) or Return ( ) tab.
  • Page 85: Tv Connect Guide

    System setting TV Connect Guide TV Display You can view the TV Connect Guide before you connect the You can enable or disable the On Screen Display (OSD) that appears camcorder to your TV set. you have connected your camcorder on the TV screen when to a TV. Touch the Menu ( ) tab  TV Connect Guide Setting ( ) tab  “TV Connect Touch the Menu ( )  Setting TV Display Guide.” HDMI ( ) tab  “TV Display.” Composite Touch the desired submenu item. Touch the desired submenu item. The TV Connect Guide • appears depending on the To exit the menu, touch the Exit ) or Return ( ) tab. selected submenu items. Refer to the TV Connect •...
  • Page 86: Format

    System setting Format Default Set You can restore all menu settings to their factory default settings. Use this function if you want to delete all files completely or to correct problems on the storage media. Touch the Menu ( )  Setting ( ) tab  “Default Set.” Insert a memory card. page 34 A message appears asking for • TV Connect Guide your confirmation. TV Display Touch the Menu ( )  Setting ( ) tab  “Format.” Format Touch "Yes" if you want all the Default Set TV Connect Guide settings returned to the default. Touch the desired submenu item. TV Display (HMX-H303/H304/H305 only) The Time Zone screen • Format appears after all settings return •...
  • Page 87: Demo

    System setting Demo Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) Demo mode automatically shows you the major functions that are This camcorder supports Anynet+. Anynet+ is an AV network included with your camcorder so that you may use them more system that lets you control all connected Samsung AV devices with easily. an Anynet+ supported Samsung TV remote control. Touch the Menu ( )  Setting Touch the Menu ( )  Setting Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) Demo ( ) tab  “Demo.” ( ) tab  “Anynet+ (HDMI- CEC).” Touch the desired submenu item. Touch the desired submenu item. To exit the menu, touch the Exit ) or Return ( ) tab. To exit the menu, touch the Exit ) or Return ( ) tab. Submenu items Submenu items • Off: Disable the Demo function. • On: Enables the Demo function.
  • Page 88: Connecting To A Tv

    Connecting to a TV CONNECTING TO A HIGH DEFINITION TV Understanding the HDMI cable WITH HDMI HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transmitting uncompressed digital You can view High Definition (HD) quality videos recorded in HD data. resolution on an HDTV using an HDMI connection. This camcorder supports HDMI output to deliver high-definition video transfer. What is Anynet+ function? The Anynet+ function lets you control all devices that • Check if there is an HDMI input jack on your TV. • Use the AC power adaptor to power the camcorder when you attach support the Anynet + function with the same remote. it to a TV. You can use the Anynet + function on the camcorder if • Select “HDMI TV Out.” page 84 the camcorder is connected by an HDMI cable to a TV that supports Anynet+. For more information, refer to the HDTV Camcorder Anynet+ supported TV’s user manual. • When “HDMI TV Out” is set to “Auto,” you can play an SD video fi le in HD format.
  • Page 89: Connecting To A Regular Tv

    Connecting to a TV CONNECTING TO A REGULAR TV Connecting an Audio/Video cable for the composite output You can view images recorded with your camcorder on a regular TV that supports standard definition. This camcorder supports the Connect the camcorder to a TV with an Audio/Video cable. composite output for standard definition video transfer. Turn on the camcorder, and then connect an Audio/Video • Use the AC power adaptor to power the camcorder when you connect cable. If you do not turn on the camcorder first, the camcorder it to a TV. may fail to recognise the connected TV. Set the TV’s input or source selector to the input you’ve attached Regular TV the camcorder to. Refer to the TV’s instruction manual to see how to select the • TV input. Select the playback mode on your camcorder, and then start to Camcorder play back videos or photos. pages 46,48 • Make sure you’ve connected the camcorder to the correct input jacks. The TV screen may not display the right video information if the camcorder is connected incorrectly. •...
  • Page 90: Viewing On A Tv Screen

    Connecting to a TV VIEWING ON A TV SCREEN Image appearance depends on the TV screen aspect ratio Recording ratio Appearance on Wide (16:) TV Appearance on 4: TV Images recorded in a 16:9 ratio: • Video images • Photo images • Photo capture images • Adjust the volume to a moderate level. If the volume is too high, the video may include noise. • If “TV Display” is set to “Off,” the TV screen does not display the camcorder’s OSD (On Screen Display) menus. page 85 Downloaded From VideoCamera-Manual.com Manuals...
  • Page 91: Dubbing Videos

    Dubbing videos DUBBING TO A VCR OR DVD/HDD Connect your camcorder to the recording device (VCR or DVD/ HDD recorder) with the Audio/Video cable. RECORDER Connect your camcorder to the input jacks of the recording • device. Videos recorded in this camcorder can be dubbed to a VCR or If your recording device has an input selector, set it to the • DVD/HDD recorders. correct input mode. • Videos are dubbed to the other recording device via analogue data transfer (composite connection). Use the supplied Audio/Video cable. Insert the storage device (tape, disc, etc.) into the recording • Use the AC power adaptor to power the camcorder when you dub device. to a VCR or DVD/HDD recorder. Start the playback on your camcorder, and record it on the recording device. Refer to the instruction manuals supplied with your recording • device for details. Camcorder VCR or DVD/HDD When dubbing is finished, stop the recording device and your recorder camcorder. • Videos recorded on this camcorder can only be dubbed using the Audio/Video cable in SD (standard definition) image quality, regardless of the recording resolution (HD/SD).
  • Page 92: Printing Photos

    Printing photos DIRECT PRINTING WITH A PICTBRIDGE To set the number of prints PRINTER Touch the decrease ( )/increase ( ) tab to set the number of copies to print. You can print photos directly by connecting your camcorder to a • The number of copies is set. PictBridge printer (sold separately) using a USB cable. To cancel the print setting • Insert the memory card. page 34 Touch the Return ( ) tab on the LCD screen. • Set the appropriate storage media. (HMX-H303/H304/H305 only) page 33 To stop printing after printing starts • Select the Play ( ) tab on the LCD screen to select the Photo play Touch “Cancel” on the screen. ) mode. page 45 • If the camcorder fails to recognise the printer, remove the USB cable, Touch the Menu ( )  Setting and then turn off the printer. Set “USB Connect” to “PictBridge,” USB Connect ( ) tab  “USB Connect”  and then connect the USB cable again.
  • Page 93 Printing photos To set the date/time imprint for Pictbridge printers In the printer mode, touch the 14/17 Menu ( ) tab. 100 - 0014 The print options appear on • the screen. Touch “Date/Time.” Touch the desired submenu item. To exit the menu, touch the Exit ) or Return ( ) tab. Date/Time The printer prints the selected • date and time on the photos. Date/Time • The date/time imprint option may not be supported by all printers. Check with your printer manufacturer. You cannot setup the “Date/ Date Time” menu if the printer does not support this option. Time • PictBridge™ is a registered trademark of CIPA (Camera & Imaging Date & Time Products Association), an image transfer standard developed by Canon, Fuji, HP, Olympus, Seiko Epson, and Sony. • Use the AC power adaptor to power your camcorder during PictBridge direct printing. Turning the camcorder off during printing might damage data on the storage media. •...
  • Page 94: Using With A Windows Computer

    Using with a Windows computer WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH A WINDOWS System requirements COMPUTER The following requirements must be satisfied to use the internal editing software (Intelli-studio): You can perform the following functions by connecting your camcorder to your Windows computer with a USB cable and using Items Requirement the Intelli-studio editing software built into your camcorder. Microsoft Windows XP SP2, Vista, or Windows 7 Main functions Intel® Core 2 Duo® 1.66 GHz or higher is recommended AMD Athlon ™ X2 Dual-Core 2.2 GHz or higher is • Intelli-studio editing software’s main functions. recommended - Playing back recorded videos or photos. (Notebook: I ntel Core2 Duo 2.2GHz or AMD Athlon X2 Dual- - Editing recorded videos or photos. Core 2.6GHz or higher is recommended) - Uploading the recorded videos and photos to YouTube, Flickr, 1GB or higher is recommended Facebook, etc. Video NVIDIA GeForce 8500 or higher, ATI Radeon HD 2600 •...
  • Page 95: Using The Intelli-studio Programme

    Set “USB Connect: Mass Storage” and “PC Software: PC Software • Use the provided USB cable. (Supplied by Samsung) On”. • Make sure you insert the USB plug into the USB jack with the plug These are the default settings.
  • Page 96 Using with a Windows computer Step 2. About the Intelli-studio main window Description When the Intelli-studio starts up, video and photo thumbnails are displayed in the main window. Menu items Display files in the selected folder. Switch to Photo edit mode. Switch to Video edit mode. Switch to Share mode. Enlarge or reduce the thumbnails in the list. Select a file type. View videos and photos of the selected folder on your computer. Show or hide videos and photos of the connected device. View videos and photos of the selected folder on the device. View files as thumbnails or on a map Browse folders in the connected device. • If you install Intelli-studio on your PC, the programme will launch more quickly. To install the programme, select “Tool”  “Install Browse folders stored on your computer Intelli-studio on PC”. • If you install the full version of Intelli-studio software, you can use Move to the previous or next folder various functions. Start the installation by clicking on “Web Support”  “Update Intelli-studio”  “Start Update”. Print files, view files on a map, store files in Contents Manager, or • You can update the firmware of this product by selecting “Web register faces. Support”...
  • Page 97 Using with a Windows computer Step 3. Playing back videos or photos Step 4. Editing videos or photos You can play back the recordings conveniently using the Intelli- You can edit the videos or photos in various ways with various studio application. functions. (Change Size, Fine-Tuning, Image Effect, Insert Frame, etc.) Before editing a video or photo in Intelli-studio, make a backup With Intelli-studio, click the desired folder to display your copy of the video or photo file and store it on your computer for recordings. safe-keeping using My Computer or Windows Explorer. Video or photo thumbnails appear on the screen, depending • Choose the videos or photos you want to edit. on the folder you selected. Choose the video or photo that you want to play. Click “Movie Edit” or “Photo Edit” according to the selected file on the Intelli-studio browser. You can view the file information by moving the mouse over • the file. The selected file appears in the editing window. • If you click a video thumbnail once, the video plays back • Edit a video or photo with various edit functions. inside the thumbnail frame, allowing you to search for a desired scene with ease. After you select the video or photo you want, double-click to play back. Playback starts and the controls appear. • Intelli-studio supports the following file formats: - Video formats: MP4 (Video: H.264, Audio: AAC), WMV (WMV 7/8/9) - Photo formats: JPG, GIF, BMP, PNG, TIFF Downloaded From VideoCamera-Manual.com Manuals...
  • Page 98 Using with a Windows computer Step 5. Sharing the videos/photos online Click “Upload” to start uploading. A pop up window appears asking for your ID and password. • Share your contents with the world by uploading photos and videos directly to a web site with one click. Choose the videos or photos you want to share. Click “Share” on the Intelli-studio browser. The selected file appears in the sharing window. • Enter your ID and the password to access. Access to the web site contents can be limited depending on • your web access environment. Click the web site you would like to upload files to. You can choose “YouTube”, “twitter”, “Flickr”, “Facebook”, • “Picasa”, “Email”, or another web site you want to use for your site management. Downloaded From VideoCamera-Manual.com Manuals...
  • Page 99: Using As A Removable Storage Device

    Using with a Windows computer USING AS A REMOVABLE STORAGE DEVICE You can copy video or photo files recorded by the camcorder to a Windows computer by connecting the camcorder to the computer using a USB cable. Viewing the contents of storage media Set “USB Connect” to “Mass Storage.” page 84 Set “PC Software” to “Off.”  page 83 Insert a memory card. page 34 Connect the camcorder to the PC with the USB cable. page 95 The “Removable Disk” or “Samsung” window appears on the • PC’s screen after a moment. Select “Open folders to view files using Windows Explorer”, • and then click “OK.” The folders in the storage media appear. Different file types are stored in different folders. • Photos Videos Select the desired folder or files to copy, then drag and drop them into the destination folder. Setting data The folder or files are copied from the storage media to the •...
  • Page 100 Using with a Windows computer Structure of folders and files on the storage media File format • The folder and fi le structure for storage media are below. • File naming follows DCF (Design rule for Camera File System) rules. Video files • Video fi les are compressed in H.264 format. The fi le extension is “.MP4.” Video file (H.264) ➀ • Refer to page 53 for the video resolution. • HD-quality videos have an HDV_####.MP4 name format. Photo files • SD-quality videos have a SDV_####.MP4 name format. • The fi le number used in the fi le name automatically increases when you create a new video fi le.
  • Page 101: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Before contacting a Samsung authorized service centre, perform the following simple checks. They may save you the time and expense of an unnecessary call. WARNING INDICATORS AND MESSAGES Problems may occur because of the following reasons. Check the information and take corrective action. Battery Message Icon Informs that ... Action • Replace with a charged battery or connect the AC power Low Battery The battery is almost discharged. adaptor. • Check whether the battery is authentic. If not, change to an Check authenticity The battery cannot pass authentic Samsung battery. of the battery. authenticity check. • We recommend you use only genuine Samsung batteries in this camcorder. Storage media Message Icon Informs that ... Action • Delete unnecessary files in the internal memory.
  • Page 102 Troubleshooting Message Icon Informs that ... Action The write protection tab on an SD Card Locked • Release the write protection tab. or SDHC card has been set to lock. The memory card has a problem Card Error and the camcorder cannot • Replace the memory card with another card. recognise it. The memory card is not formatted Not Formatted • Format the memory card using this camcorder. in this camcorder. The memory card may have been • Files cannot be played as the memory card format is not Not Supported formatted by another device and supported by the camcorder. Format may still have existing images on • Format the card using the camcorder or replace the card with a card formatted correctly. Not Supported The memory card is not supported • Replace the memory card with a recommended card. Card in this camcorder. Low Speed Card.
  • Page 103 Troubleshooting Recording Message Icon Informs that ... Action Recovering Data… • Wait until data recovery is finished. Don’t power off The file was not created normally. • Never turn off the power or eject the memory card during and keep card recording. inside. • Delete unnecessary files from the storage media. The number of • Back up files to your PC or another storage media and delete video files is full. The number of video files that can unneeded files. Cannot record be stored is 9,999. • Change to another card which has enough free space. video. • Set “File No.” to “Reset.” • Format the storage media. • Delete unnecessary files on the storage media. The number of • Back up files to your PC or another storage media and delete photo files is full.
  • Page 104 Troubleshooting Playback Message Icon Informs that ... Action A problem has occurred while the • Use the camcorder to format the storage media after backing Read Error camcorder was reading data from up important files to a PC or another storage device. the storage media. • Use the camcorder to format the storage media after backing Corrupted file This file cannot be read. up important files to a PC or another storage device. Editing videos Message Icon Informs that ... Action Cannot select The files you want to combine different • You cannot combine files that have different resolutions. have different resolutions. resolution. Not enough free You cannot edit due to insufficient • Edit after deleting unnecessary files. space in Card. space on memory card.
  • Page 105 Troubleshooting Message Icon Informs that ... Action Fail Printer A problem occurred when • Check the USB cable. Connecting Change connecting the camcorder via • Try the connection procedure again. 'USB Connect' USB to a printer. • Switch “USB connect” function to “PictBridge.” Fail USB Connecting A problem occurred when • Check the USB cable. Change 'USB connecting the camcorder via • Try the connection procedure again. Connect' USB to a PC. • Switch “USB connect” function to “Mass Storage.” There is a problem with an ink • Check the ink cartridge. Ink Error cartridge. • Put a new ink cartridge into the printer.
  • Page 106: Symptoms And Solutions

    Troubleshooting SYMPTOMS AND SOLUTIONS If these instructions do not solve your problem, contact your nearest Samsung authorized service centre. Power Symptom Explanation/Solution • The battery may not be installed in your camcorder. Insert the battery into the camcorder. • The inserted battery may be discharged. The camcorder does not turn on. Charge the battery or replace it with a charged one. • If you use the AC power adaptor, make sure it is properly connected to a wall outlet. • Is “Auto Power Off” set to “ Min”? If no button is pressed for about 5 minutes, the camcorder is automatically turned off (“Auto Power Off”). To disable this option, change the setting of “Auto The power turns off automatically. Power Off” to “Off.” page 82 • The battery is almost exhausted. Charge the battery or replace it with a charged one. • Remove the battery or unplug the AC power adaptor, and connect the power supply to the Power cannot be turned off. camcorder again before turning it on. • The temperature is too low. The battery discharges quickly. • The battery is not fully charged. Charge the battery again. •...
  • Page 107 Troubleshooting Recording Symptom Explanation/Solution • Press the MODE button to set the record mode. page 29 Pressing the Recording start/stop button • There is not enough free space to record on the storage media. does not start recording. • Check if memory card is not inserted or write-protect tab is set to lock. The actual recording time is less than the • The estimated recording time may vary depending on content and features used. estimated recording time. • When you record an object that moves quickly, the actual recording time may be shortened. • There is no more free space for recording on the storage media. Back up important files on your PC and format the storage media or delete unnecessary files. • If you make recordings or delete files frequently, the performance of the storage media deteriorates. If this The recording stops automatically. occurs, format the storage media again. • If you use a memory card with a low write speed, the camcorder automatically stops recording videos and displays a message on the LCD screen. When recording a subject illuminated by • This is not a malfunction. bright light, a vertical line appears. When the screen is exposed to direct sunlight during recording, the screen • This is not a malfunction. becomes red or black for an instant. During recording, the date/time does not • “Date/Time Display” is set to “Off.” Set the “Date/Time Display” to On. page 79 display.
  • Page 108 Troubleshooting Storage Media Symptom Explanation/Solution Memory card functions • Insert a memory card into your camcorder properly. page 34 do not operate. • If you use a memory card formatted on a computer, format it again directly on your camcorder. page 86 Image cannot be • Release the lock on the write-protect tab of the memory card (SDHC/SD memory card), if any. page 35 deleted. • You cannot delete a protected image. Release protection of the image using the Protect function. page 71 You cannot format the • Release the lock on the write-protect tab of the memory card (SDHC/SD memory card), if any. page 35 memory card. • The memory card is not supported on your camcorder or the card has some problems. • The file may be corrupted. The data file name is not • The file format is not supported by your camcorder. indicated correctly. • The file name is displayed correctly only if the directory structure complies with the international standard. Adjusting the image during recording Symptom Explanation/Solution • Set “Focus” to “Auto.” page 59 Focus does not adjust •...
  • Page 109 Troubleshooting Playback on your camcorder Symptom Explanation/Solution • Image files recorded using another device may not play on your camcorder. Playback (play/pause) function does not work. • Check memory card compatibility. page 35 Photo images stored on a storage media are • Photo images recorded on other devices may not appear in their actual size. not displayed in the actual size. This is not an error. Playback is interrupted unexpectedly. • Check if the AC power adaptor or battery back is properly connected and secure. Playback on other devices (TV, etc.) Symptom Explanation/Solution You cannot view the image on or hear the • Make sure that the connection cable is connected to the proper jack. sound from the connected device. The image appears distorted on a TV. • This phenomenon is caused by connecting to a TV with 4:3 aspect ratio. You cannot view the image on or hear the • The camcorder cannot output Images from the HDMI jack if the material is copyright sound from a TV connected using the HDMI protected. cable.
  • Page 110 Troubleshooting Connecting to a computer Symptom Explanation/Solution Your computer does not recognise • Disconnect the USB cable from the computer and camcorder, restart the computer, and then your camcorder. connect the USB cable again correctly. • You need a video codec to play the file recorded on your camcorder. Install the software provided with your camcorder. page 94 • Make sure you insert the connector in the correct direction, and connect the USB cable to the USB Cannot play a video file properly on jack on your camcorder firmly. a PC. • Disconnect the cable from the computer and camcorder, restart the computer, and then connect the cable again properly. • To play back an HD video file, you need a computer with better specifications. Use a computer with the recommended specifications. page 94 Intelli-studio does not function • Exit the Intelli-studio application, and restart the Windows computer. properly. • Set “PC Software” to “On” in the Settings menu or install Intelli-studio on the computer. Intelli-studio does not start. pages 83, 95 • Video playback or sound may stop temporarily depending on your computer. The video or sound Your computer is not playing copied to your computer is not affected. videos, images, or sound located •...
  • Page 111 Troubleshooting Overall operations Symptom Explanation/Solution The date and time are • Has the camcorder been left unused for a long period of time? incorrect. The backup internal rechargeable battery may be discharged. page 23 Menu items that cannot be used at the same time Symptom Cannot use Because of the following settings “ SCENE” “Aperture: Manual,” “Shutter: Manual” “Aperture: Manual” “Shutter: Manual, ” “ SCENE” “Shutter: Manual”...
  • Page 112: Maintenance & Additional Information

    To prolong its service life, do not rub the LCD screen with a coarse • Use the camcorder only after dew condensation has completely cloth. disappeared. • Be aware of the following LCD screen phenomena. They are not • Be sure to use the recommended accessories supplied with the malfunctions. camcorder. For service, contact your nearest Samsung authorized - When you use the camcorder, the surface around the LCD screen service centre. may heat up. - If you leave the power on for a long time, the surface around the LCD screen becomes hot. - When using the camcorder in cold conditions, an afterimage may appear on the LCD screen. Downloaded From VideoCamera-Manual.com Manuals...
  • Page 113: Using Your Camcorder Abroad

    USING YOUR CAMCORDER ABROAD PAL-compatible countries/regions • Each country or region has its own electric and colour systems. • Before using your camcorder abroad, check the following items. Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, CIS, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Power sources Greece, Great Britain, Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Malaysia, Mauritius, Norway, The AC adaptor provided lets you power, recharge, and use your Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Spain, camcorder in any country/region that has AC power in the 100 V to Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Thailand, Tunisia, etc. 240 V, 50/60 Hz range. You may need a commercially available AC plug adaptor depending on the design of local wall outlets. NTSC-compatible countries/regions On TV colour systems Bahamas, Canada, Central America, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Philippines, Taiwan, United States of America, etc. Your camcorder is an PAL based camcorder. If you want to view your recordings on a TV or copy them to an external device, it must You can make recordings with your camcorder and view pictures on the LCD screen anywhere in the world. be an PAL based TV or external device and have the appropriate Audio/Video jacks. Otherwise, you may need to use a separate video format transcoder (For example, an PAL to NTSC format converter). The format transcoder is not provided by Samsung. Downloaded From VideoCamera-Manual.com Manuals...
  • Page 114: Glossary

    Maintenance & additional information GLOSSARY AF (Auto Focus) F. No (F-Number) A system that automatically focuses the camcorder lens on the subject. Your The f-number defines the brightness of lens. Smaller number lens has generally camcorder uses the contrast to focus automatically. brighter image.The f-number is directly proportional to the focal length and inversely proportional to the lens diameter. Aperture *F.No=focal length/diameter of lens aperture The aperture controls the amount of light that reaches the camcorder’s sensor. mPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Camcorder shake (Blur) MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 defines the latest video coding format standardized by the ISO- If the camcorder is moved while the shutter is open, the entire image may appear IEC and the ITU-T, in 2003. Compared with the conventional MPEG-2 format, MPEG-4 blurred. This occurs more often when the shutter speed is slow. Prevent camcorder AVC/H.264 has more than twice the efficiency. Your camcorder employs MPEG-4 shake by raising the sensitivity, using a faster shutter speed. Alternately, use a tripod, AVC/H.264 to encode high definition videos. the DIS or OIS function to stabilize the camcorder. Optical zoom Composition This is a general zoom which can enlarge images with a lens and does not deteriorate Composition in photography means arranging objects in a photo. Usually, abiding by quality of images. the rule of thirds leads to a good composition. Quality Complementary metal-Oxide-Semiconductor (CmOS) An expression of the rate of compression used in a digital image. Higher quality images CMOS is an image sensor producing images approaching the quality of CCD (charge...
  • Page 115: Specifications

    Specifications HMX-H300BP/HMX-H300SP/HMX-H300RP/HMX-H300UP HMX-H303BP/HMX-H303SP/HMX-H303RP/HMX-H303UP Model name HMX-H304BP/HMX-H304SP/HMX-H304RP/HMX-H304UP HMX-H305BP/HMX-H305SP/HMX-H305RP/HMX-H305UP HMX-H320BP/HMX-H320SP/HMX-H320RP/HMX-H320UP Video signal Picture compression format H.264 (MPEG-4.AVC) Audio compression format AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) Image device 1/4” CMOS System Effective pixels 1.7M Total pixels Lens F1.8 ~ F3.8, 30x optical zoom, 300x digital zoom Focal length 2.47mm ~ 74.1mm Size/dot number 3” Wide Touch LCD / 230k LCD screen LCD screen method TFT LCD Composite output 1Vp-p (75 Ω terminated) HDMI output C type connector Connectors Audio output -7.5 dBs (600 Ω terminated) USB output mini USB-B type (USB2.0 High Speed) Power source DC 5 V, Lithium Ion battery pack 3.7 V Power source type Lithium Ion battery pack, Power supply (100 V ~ 240 V) 50/60 Hz Power consumption (Recording) 2.5W (LCD on)
  • Page 116 SAMSUNG world wide If you have any questions or comments relating to Samsung products, please contact the samsung customer care centre. Region Country Contact Centre  Web Site Region Country Contact Centre  Web Site www.samsung.com CANADA 1-800-SAMSUNG(726-7864) www.samsung.com...
  • Page 117 0120-327-527 www.samsung.com SLOVAKIA 0800 - SAMSUNG(0800-726 786) www.samsung.com/sk MALAYSIA 1800-88-9999 www.samsung.com 1-800-10-SAMSUNG(726-7864) for PLDT SPAIN 902 - 1 - SAMSUNG (902 172 678) www.samsung.com 1-800-3-SAMSUNG(726-7864) for Digitel PHILIPPINES www.samsung.com SWEDEN 0771 726 7864 (SAMSUNG) www.samsung.com 1-800-8-SAMSUNG(726-7864) for Globe Asia www.samsung.com/ch...
  • Page 118 Correct Disposal of This Product Correct disposal of batteries in this product (Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment) (Applicable in the European Union and other European (Applicable in the European Union and other European countries with separate battery return systems) countries with separate collection systems) This marking on the battery, manual or packaging This marking on the product, accessories or literature indicates that the batteries in this product should not be...
  • Page 119 RoHS compliant Our product complies with “The Restriction Of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment”, and we do not use the 6 hazardous materials- Cadmium(Cd), Lead (Pb), Mercury (Hg), Hexavalent Chromium (Cr +6), Poly Brominated Biphenyls (PBBs), Poly Brominated Diphenyl Ethers(PBDEs)- in our products. Downloaded From VideoCamera-Manual.com Manuals...

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