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00000? SCD303 SEA (60~106)
ENGLISH
Advanced Recording
AF/MF (Auto Focus/Manual Focus)
✤ The AF/MF function works in CAM, M.REC mode only.
✤ In most situations, it is better to use the automatic focus
feature, as it enables you to concentrate on the creative side of your recording.
✤ Manual focusing may be necessary under certain conditions that make automatic
focusing difficult and/or unreliable.
Auto Focusing
✤ If you are inexperienced in the use of camcorders, we recommend that you
make use of Auto Focus.
Manual Focusing
✤ In the following situations, you may obtain better results by adjusting the focus
manually.
a. A picture containing several objects, some close to the camcorder,
others further away.
b. A person enveloped in fog or surrounded by snow.
c. Very shiny or glossy surfaces like a car.
d. People or objects moving constantly or quickly like an athlete or a crowd.
1. Set the power switch to CAM mode.
2. Move the MENU SELECTOR up or down until the FOCUS is highlighted and then
push the MENU SELECTOR.
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M. FOCUS(MF) will display.
3. Move the MENU SELECTOR up or down until the object is in focus.
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Zoom out a little if focusing is difficult.
4. To return to AF (Auto Focus:
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  • Page 1 00000? SCD303 SEA (60~106) 1/12/04 9:12 AM Page 60 ENGLISH Advanced Recording AF/MF (Auto Focus/Manual Focus) ✤ The AF/MF function works in CAM, M.REC mode only. ✤ In most situations, it is better to use the automatic focus feature, as it enables you to concentrate on the creative side of your recording.
  • Page 2 00000? SCD303 SEA (60~106) 1/12/04 9:12 AM Page 61 ENGLISH Advanced Recording BLC (Back Light Compensation) ✤ BLC works in CAM/M.REC mode. * BLC off * BLC on ✤ Back lighting exists when the subject is darker than the background: The subject is in front of a window.
  • Page 3 00000? SCD303 SEA (60~106) 1/12/04 9:12 AM Page 62 ENGLISH Advanced Recording Fade In and Out ✤ The FADE function works in CAM mode only. ✤ You can give your recording a professional look by using special effects such as fade in at the beginning of a sequence or fade STBY out at the end of a sequence.
  • Page 4 00000? SCD303 SEA (60~106) 1/12/04 9:12 AM Page 63 ENGLISH Advanced Recording Audio dubbing (SCD305/D307 only) ✤ The AUDIO DUBBING function only works in PLAY Mode. ✤ You can add sound to the original sound on a pre-recorded tape recorded in SP mode with 12bit sound.
  • Page 5 00000? SCD303 SEA (60~106) 1/12/04 9:12 AM Page 64 ENGLISH Advanced Recording Dubbed Audio Playback PLAYER MODE 1. Insert the dubbed tape and press MENU button. A / V SET REC MODE 2. Move the MENU SELECTOR to highlight A/V.
  • Page 6 00000? SCD303 SEA (60~106) 1/12/04 9:12 AM Page 65 ENGLISH Advanced Recording PHOTO Image Recording 1. Set the power switch to the CAM mode. 2. Press the PHOTO button. The still picture is recorded for about 6~7 seconds. PHOTO 3. After the PHOTO has been recorded, the camcorder returns to STBY mode.
  • Page 7 00000? SCD303 SEA (60~106) 1/12/04 9:12 AM Page 66 ENGLISH Advanced Recording NITE PIX (0 lux recording) ✤ The NITE PIX function works in CAM/M.REC mode. ✤ The NITE PIX function enables you to record a subject in darkness. 1. Set the camcorder to CAM mode.
  • Page 8 00000? SCD303 SEA (60~106) 1/12/04 9:12 AM Page 67 ENGLISH Advanced Recording POWER NITE PIX ✤ The POWER NITE PIX function works in CAM mode. ✤ The POWER NITE PIX function can record a subject more brightly in darkness than the NITE PIX function.
  • Page 9 00000? SCD303 SEA (60~106) 1/12/04 9:12 AM Page 68 ENGLISH Advanced Recording Various Recording Techniques ✤ In some situations different recording techniques may be required for more dramatic results. Note Please rotate the LCD screen carefully as excessive rotation may cause damage to the inside of the hinge that connects the LCD screen to the Camcorder.
  • Page 10 00000? SCD303 SEA (60~106) 1/12/04 9:12 AM Page 69 ENGLISH Playback Tape Playback ✤ The playback function works in PLAY mode only. Playback on the LCD ✤ It is practical to view a tape using the LCD when in a car or outdoors.
  • Page 11 00000? SCD303 SEA (60~106) 1/12/04 9:12 AM Page 70 ENGLISH Playback Connecting to a TV which has no Audio and Video input jacks ✤ You can connect your camcorder to a TV through a VCR. 1. Connect the camcorder and VCR with the AUDIO/VIDEO cable.
  • Page 12 00000? SCD303 SEA (60~106) 1/12/04 9:12 AM Page 71 ENGLISH Playback Various Functions while in PLAY mode ✤ The PLAY/STILL, STOP, FF, REW buttons are located on the camcorder and the Remote Control. ✤ The F.ADV(Frame advance), X2, SLOW buttons are located on the Remote Control only. (SCD305/D307 only) ✤...
  • Page 13 00000? SCD303 SEA (60~106) 1/12/04 9:12 AM Page 72 ENGLISH Playback Frame advance (To play back frame by frame) (SCD305/D307 only) Press the F.ADV button repeatedly on the Remote Control while in Still mode. The F.ADV function works in still mode only.
  • Page 14 00000? SCD303 SEA (60~106) 1/12/04 9:12 AM Page 73 ENGLISH Playback ZERO MEMORY (SCD305/D307 only) ✤ The ZERO MEMORY function works in both CAM and PLAY modes. ✤ You can mark a point on a tape that you want to return to following playback.
  • Page 15 00000? SCD303 SEA (60~106) 1/12/04 9:12 AM Page 74 ENGLISH Playback PB DSE (Playback Digital Special Effects) ✤ The PB DSE function works in PLAY mode. ✤ The PB DSE function enables you to apply Digital Special Effects (DSE) to tape playback or still images.
  • Page 16 00000? SCD303 SEA (60~106) 1/12/04 9:12 AM Page 75 ENGLISH Playback PB ZOOM ✤ The PB ZOOM function works in PLAY mode. ✤ The PB ZOOM function enables you to magnify playback or still image. 1. Press the PB ZOOM button in playback mode or in play or still mode.
  • Page 17 00000? SCD303 SEA (60~106) 1/12/04 9:12 AM Page 76 ENGLISH IEEE 1394 Data Transfer Transferring IEEE1394 (i.LINK)-DV standard data connections Connecting to a DV device ✤ Connecting with other DV standard products. A standard DV connection is quite simple. If a product has a DV port, you can transfer data by connecting to the DV port using the correct cable.
  • Page 18 00000? SCD303 SEA (60~106) 1/12/04 9:12 AM Page 77 ENGLISH IEEE 1394 Data Transfer System requirements CPU : faster Intel ® Pentium III™ 450Mhz compatible. Operating system : Windows ® 98SE, ME, XP, Mac OS (9.1~10.2) Main memory : more than 64 MB RAM...
  • Page 19 00000? SCD303 SEA (60~106) 1/12/04 9:12 AM Page 78 ENGLISH USB interface Transferring a Digital Image through a USB Connection ✤ You can easily transfer a image from a MEMORY CARD to a PC without additional add-on cards via a USB connection.
  • Page 20 00000? SCD303 SEA (60~106) 1/12/04 9:12 AM Page 79 ENGLISH USB interface Installing DVC Media 5.1 Program ✤ DVC Media 5.1 User's Manual is included on the accompanying CD(D:\help\) in adobe's Portable Document Format(PDF) The user's manual can be viewed using Acrobat Reader software, which is also included on the CD.
  • Page 21 00000? SCD303 SEA (60~106) 1/12/04 9:12 AM Page 80 ENGLISH USB interface Using the “Removable Disk” function ✤ You can easily transfer data from a Memory Card to a PC without additional add-on cards via a USB connection. 1. Set the mode switch to memory, set the power switch to CAM or PLAY.
  • Page 22 All other product names mentioned herein may be the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Furthermore, “™”and “ ® ” are not mentioned in each case in this manual. “Memory Stick PRO” can not be used with the SCD303 MODEL.
  • Page 23 After pulling the Memory Card out from the camcorder, please keep the Memory Card in a soft case to prevent static shock. The stored contents may be changed or lost as a result of misuse, static electricity, electric noise or repair. Save important images separately. Samsung is not responsible for data loss due to misuse.
  • Page 24 00000? SCD303 SEA (60~106) 1/12/04 9:12 AM Page 83 ENGLISH Digital Still Cam mode Structure of folders and files on the Memory Card ✤ The still images that you recorded are saved in JPEG file format on the Memory Card.
  • Page 25 00000? SCD303 SEA (60~106) 1/12/04 9:12 AM Page 84 ENGLISH Digital Still Camera mode MEMORY FILE NUMBER ✤ File numbers will be given to images in order of recording when still images are stored on the Memory Card. ✤ MEMORY FILE NUMBERS may be set as follows: SERIES: When there are existing files, the new image will be named as the next number in the sequence.
  • Page 26 00000? SCD303 SEA (60~106) 1/12/04 9:12 AM Page 85 ENGLISH Digital Still Camera mode Selecting the image quality ✤ You can select the quality of a still images to be recorded. Select the image quality 1. Set the mode switch to MEMORY CARD.
  • Page 27 00000? SCD303 SEA (60~106) 1/12/04 9:12 AM Page 86 ENGLISH Digital Still Camera mode Recording Still images to a Memory Card in M.REC Mode. ✤ Audio cannot be recorded with a still image onto the Memory Card. MEMORY Recording images to a Memory Card CARD 1.
  • Page 28 00000? SCD303 SEA (60~106) 1/12/04 9:12 AM Page 87 ENGLISH Digital Still Camera mode Recording an image from a cassette as a still image. ✤ You can record still image from a cassette on a Memory Card. ✤ If you want to move recorded multiple still images from a cassette to a Memory Card, use the COPY function.
  • Page 29 00000? SCD303 SEA (60~106) 1/12/04 9:12 AM Page 88 ENGLISH Digital Still Camera mode Viewing Still images ✤ You can playback and view still images recorded on the Memory Card. ✤ There are 3 ways to view recorded images. Single : To view an image frame by frame.
  • Page 30 00000? SCD303 SEA (60~106) 1/12/04 9:12 AM Page 89 ENGLISH Digital Still Camera mode To view the Multi Display 1. Set the mode switch to MEMORY CARD. 2. Set the power switch to PLAY mode. The last recorded image appears.
  • Page 31 00000? SCD303 SEA (60~106) 1/12/04 9:12 AM Page 90 ENGLISH Digital Still Camera mode Copying still images from a cassette to Memory Card ✤ You can copy still images recorded with PHOTO function on a cassette into a Memory Card.
  • Page 32 00000? SCD303 SEA (60~106) 1/12/04 9:12 AM Page 91 ENGLISH Digital Still Camera mode Marking images for printing ✤ This camcorder supports the DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) print format. ✤ You can automatically print images recorded on a Memory Card with a printer supporting DPOF.
  • Page 33 00000? SCD303 SEA (60~106) 1/12/04 9:12 AM Page 92 ENGLISH Digital Still Camera mode Protection from accidental erasure ✤ You can protect important images from accidental erasure. If you execute FORMAT, all images including protected images will be erased. 1. Set the mode switch to MEMORY CARD.
  • Page 34 00000? SCD303 SEA (60~106) 1/12/04 9:12 AM Page 93 ENGLISH Digital Still Camera mode Deleting Still images ✤ You can erase the still images recorded on the Memory Card. ✤ If you want to delete protected images, you must first deactivate the image protection.
  • Page 35 00000? SCD303 SEA (60~106) 1/12/04 9:12 AM Page 94 ENGLISH Digital Still Camera mode Formatting the Memory Card ✤ You can use the MEMORY FORMAT functions to completely delete all images and options on the Memory Card, including protected images.
  • Page 36 00000? SCD303 SEA (60~106) 1/12/04 9:12 AM Page 95 ENGLISH Digital Still Camera mode MPEG RECORDING ✤ You can record moving picture images with audio on the Memory Card. Saving the pictures captured by a camera as a moving picture file on MEMORY CARD 1.
  • Page 37 00000? SCD303 SEA (60~106) 1/12/04 9:12 AM Page 96 ENGLISH Digital Still Camera mode Selecting the moving picture sizes 1. Set the mode switch to MEMORY CARD position. M.REC MODE INITIAL CAMERA 2. Set the power switch to CAM mode.
  • Page 38 00000? SCD303 SEA (60~106) 1/12/04 9:12 AM Page 97 ENGLISH Digital Still Camera mode MPEG Playback ✤ The MPEG Playback function works in M. PLAY mode only. ✤ You can play the moving picture images on the Memory Card. MEMORY ✤...
  • Page 39 00000? SCD303 SEA (60~106) 1/12/04 9:12 AM Page 98 ENGLISH Maintenance After finishing a recording ✤ At the end of a recording you must remove the power source. ✤ When recording with a Lithium Ion Battery Pack, leaving the pack on the camcorder can reduce the life span of the battery.
  • Page 40 00000? SCD303 SEA (60~106) 1/12/04 9:12 AM Page 99 ENGLISH Maintenance Cleaning and Maintaining the Camcorder Cleaning the Video Heads To ensure normal recording and clear pictures, clean the video heads when the playback pictures display square block-shaped noise or distortion, or a blue screen appears.
  • Page 41 00000? SCD303 SEA (60~106) 1/12/04 9:12 AM Page 100 ENGLISH Maintenance Using Your Camcorder Abroad ✤ Each country or region has its own electric and color systems. ✤ Before using your camcorder abroad, check the following items. Power sources You can use your camcorder in any country or area with the supplied AC Power Adapter within 100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz.
  • Page 42 1/12/04 9:12 AM Page 101 ENGLISH Troubleshooting Troubleshooting ✤ Before contacting a Samsung authorized service center, perform the following simple checks. They may save you the time and expense of an unnecessary call. Self Diagnosis Display Display Informs that... Action Blinking the battery pack is almost discharged.
  • Page 43 00000? SCD303 SEA (60~106) 1/12/04 9:12 AM Page 102 ENGLISH Troubleshooting Self Diagnosis Display in M.REC/M.PLAY mode Display Informs that... Action Blinking There is no Memory Card in MEMORY CARD! slow Insert a Memory Card. the camcorder. There is not enough memory...
  • Page 44 00000? SCD303 SEA (60~106) 1/12/04 9:12 AM Page 103 ENGLISH Troubleshooting ✤ If these instructions do not solve your problem, contact your nearest Samsung authorized service center. Symptom Explanation/Solution You cannot switch the Check the battery pack or the AC Power Adapter.
  • Page 45 00000? SCD303 SEA (60~106) 1/12/04 9:12 AM Page 104 ENGLISH Specifications Model name: SCD303/D305/D307 System Video signal NTSC Video recording system 2 rotary heads, Helical scanning system Audio recording system Rotary heads, PCM system Usable cassette Digital video tape (6.35mm width): Mini DV cassette Tape speed SP: approx.
  • Page 46 00000? SCD303 SEA (60~106) 1/12/04 9:12 AM Page 105 ENGLISH INDEX - A - - M - Accessories ....................12 MPEG RECORDING ................. 95 AF/MF ....................... 60 MPEG SIZE ....................96 Audio dubbing ................... 63 - O - AUDIO MODE ................... 51 OSD ....................
  • Page 47 SAMSUNG LIMITED WARRANTY SAMSUNG Electronics America Inc. (SEA), warrants that this product is free from defective material and workmanship. SEA further warrants that if product fails to operate properly within the specified warranty period and the failure is due to improper workmanship or defective material, SEA will repair or replace the product at it’s option.
  • Page 48 00000? SCD303 SEA (01~27) 1/12/04 9:10 AM Page 100 ENGLISH THIS CAMCORDER IS MANUFACTURED BY: ELECTRONICS SERVICE DIVISION 400 Valley Road, Suite 201, Mt. Arlington N.J. 07856 Tel: 1-800-SAMSUNG (1-800-726-7864) *Samsung Electronics’ Internet Home Page AD68-00000? http://www.samsungusa.com...

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