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HMX-H203BN/HMX-H203SN/HMX-H203LN/HMX-H203RN
HMX-H204BN/HMX-H204SN/HMX-H204LN/HMX-H204RN
HMX-H205BN/HMX-H205SN/HMX-H205LN/HMX-H205RN
HMX-H220BN/HMX-H220SN/HMX-H220LN/HMX-H220RN

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  • Page 1: User Manual

    User Manual High Defi nition Digital Camcorder www.samsung.com/register HMX-H200BN/HMX-H200SN/HMX-H200LN/HMX-H200RN HMX-H203BN/HMX-H203SN/HMX-H203LN/HMX-H203RN HMX-H204BN/HMX-H204SN/HMX-H204LN/HMX-H204RN HMX-H205BN/HMX-H205SN/HMX-H205LN/HMX-H205RN HMX-H220BN/HMX-H220SN/HMX-H220LN/HMX-H220RN...

  • Page 2: Key Features Of Your Full Hd Camcorder

    <Wide Full HD Camcorder (1080i/16:9)> SSD (Solid State Drive) for Built-in Storage Media (HMX-H203/H204/H205 only) Your camcorder uses an advanced SSD technology (based on fl ash memory) for its built-in memory. The SSD helps the camcorder boot, read data, and operate software much faster than normal HDD (Hard Disk Drives).

  • Page 3

    Smart OIS improves on existing Optical Image Stabilization by allowing the camcorder lens to shift over wider range of motion in wide/tele zoom position. This allows the camcorder to compensate for greater degrees of camcorder shake and delivers a stunning level of image smoothness.

  • Page 4: Before Reading This User Manual

    Means that there is a potential risk of personal injury or damage to the product. CAUTION To reduce the risk of fire, explosion, electric shock, or personal injury when using your camcorder, follow these basic safety precautions. CAUTION Means hints or referential pages that may be helpful when operating the camcorder.

  • Page 5: Important Information On Use

    Recorded contents may be lost due to a mistake when handling this camcorder or memory card, etc. Samsung shall not be responsible for compensation for damages due to the loss of recorded contents. Make a backup of important recorded Protect your important recorded data by copying the files to a PC.

  • Page 6

    The following terms are used in this manual: • ‘Scene’ refers to the point where you press the Record Start/Stop button to start recording until you press again to pause the recording. • The terms ‘photo’ and ‘still image’ are used interchangeably with the same meaning. For Open Source License information, refer to the “OpenSource-H200.pdf” in the provided CD-ROM. Notes regarding trademarks • All the trade names and registered trademarks mentioned in this manual or other documentation provided with your Samsung product are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. • The SD logo is a trademark. The SDHC logo is a trademark. • Microsoft ® , Windows ® , Windows Vista and DirectX are either registered ® ® trademarks or trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

  • Page 7: Important Safety Instructions

    important safety instructions CAUTION RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL. Warning To Reduce The Risk Of Fire Or Electric Shock, Do Not Expose This Apparatus To Rain Or Moisture.

  • Page 8

    VENTILATION: Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for ventilation to ensure reliable operation of the CAMCORDER and to protect it from overheating. These openings must not be blocked or covered. Never place your CAMCORDER on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface: on or near a radiator or heat register.

  • Page 9

    When the power-supply cord or plug is damaged. b. If any liquid has been spilled onto, or objects have fallen into the CAMCORDER. c. If the CAMCORDER has been exposed to rain or water. d. If the CAMCORDER does not operate normally by following the operating instructions, adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating instructions.

  • Page 10

    MERCURY AND MUST BE RECYCLED OR DISPOSED OF ACCORDING TO LOCAL, STATE OR FEDERAL LAWS. For details see lamprecycle.org, eiae.org, or call 1-800-Samsung (7267864) CALIFORNIA USA ONLY This Perchlorate warning applies only to primary CR (Manganese Dioxide) Lithium coin cells in the product sold or distributed ONLY in California USA “...

  • Page 11: Safety Information

    60 (140 ) may result in fire. Keeping the battery at a high temperature may cause an explosion. No oil! Oil entering the camcorder or AC power adaptor could cause electric shock, malfunctions or defects. Do not disconnect the AC adaptor by pulling on its power-cord, as this could damage the power-cord.

  • Page 12

    There is a risk of electric shock. If the camcorder makes an abnormal sound, or smell or smokes, unplug the power-cord immediately and request service from a Samsung service center. There is a risk of fire or personal injury.

  • Page 13

    Do not use the camcorder near direct sunlight or heating equipment. This may cause a malfunction or injury. Do not use the camcorder near dense exhaust gas generated by gasoline or diesel engines, or corrosive gas such as hydrogen sulphide. Doing so may corrode the external or internal terminals, disabling normal operation.

  • Page 14

    . Do not use the camcorder near strong radio waves or magnetism such as speakers and a large motor. Noise could enter video or audio that are being recorded. Keep important data separately. Samsung is not responsible for data loss.

  • Page 15: Table Of Contents

    BASIC OPERATION OF THE CAMCORDER FIRST TIME SETTINGS GETTING READY TO START RECORDING You can record videos in H.264 format! What’s included with your camcorder Location of controls Identifying the screen displays Using the battery Checking the battery state Turning your camcorder on/off...

  • Page 16

    contents BASIC RECORDING BASIC PLAYBACK ADVANCED RECORDING Recording videos Capturing photos during video recording (dual recording) Recording photos Recording with ease for beginners (Smart Auto) Capturing photos while playing back videos Zooming Setting the anti-shake (OIS: Optical Image Stabilizer) Using back light compensation mode Changing the playback mode Playing back videos Viewing photos...

  • Page 17

    ADVANCED PLAYBACK SYSTEM SETTING EDITING VIDEO CLIPS EDITING THE PLAYLIST Play Option Highlight VIEW Story-Board Print File Info Storage Type (HMX-H203/H204/H205 only) Storage Info (HMX-H203/H204/H205 only) Card Info (HMX-H200/H220 only) Format File No. Time Zone Date/Time Set Date Type Time Type Date/Time Display LCD Brightness Auto LCD Off...

  • Page 18

    109 What you can do with a windows computer 110 Using the Intelli-studio program 115 Using as a removable storage device 117 Warning indicators and messages 121 Symptoms and solutions 128 Maintenance 129 Additional information 130 Using your camcorder abroad 131 Specifications...

  • Page 19

    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 that is convenient to email and share with your friends and family.

  • Page 20: Image Quality

    00:00:00 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 21

    STEP4: Save recorded videos or photos Simple and fun! Enjoy the various features of Intelli-studio Using the Intelli-studio program built into your camcorder, you can import videos/photos into your computer and edit or share the videos/photos with your friends and family. For details, see pages 110~114.

  • Page 22

    If the storage media is full, you cannot record new videos or photos. Delete videos or photos that you have saved to a computer from the camcorder’s storage media. Then you can record new videos or photos on newly freed up space.

  • Page 23: What's Included With Your Camcorder

    WHAT'S INCLUDED WITH YOUR CAMCORDER Your new camcorder comes with the following accessories. If any of these items is missing from your box, call Samsung’s Customer Care Center. Model name HMX-H200BN/HMX-H200SN HMX-H200LN/HMX-H200RN HMX-H220BN/HMX-H220SN HMX-H220LN/HMX-H220RN HMX-H203BN/HMX-H203SN...

  • Page 24: Location Of Controls

    LOCATION OF CONTROLS Front/Left Lens Lens open/close switch Q.MENU button Zoom (W/T) button Recording start/stop button TFT LCD screen (Touch screen) Jack cover ( Component/AV jack During a recording, be careful not to block the internal microphone and lens.

  • Page 25

    Rear/Right/Top/Bottom MODE button / Mode indicator : Record mode (Video/Photo) : Play mode Zoom (W/T) lever PHOTO button Built-in speaker Internal microphone Recording start/stop button Charging (CHG) indicator DC IN jack Jack cover Grip belt Battery release switch Tripod receptacle Memory card slot Memory card cover Grip belt hook...

  • Page 26: Identifying The Screen Displays

    The maximum number of recordable photo images on the On Screen Display (OSD) is “9999.” This camcorder provides one record mode which combines the video and photo record modes. You can easily record videos or photos in the same mode without having to change it.

  • Page 27: Video Play Mode

    PRECHECK! This On Screen Display (OSD) is shown in video play ( Select the Play ( ) tab on the LCD screen to select the play mode. Video play mode 00:00:05/00:00:50 100 _ 0001 JAN/01/2010 12:00AM Card Full ! screen to display them again. PRECHECK! This On Screen Display (OSD) is shown in photo play ( Select the Play (...

  • Page 28: Using The Battery

    USING THE BATTERY Purchase extra battries to allow continuous use of your camcorder. Attaching the battery Align the battery with the indicator (▲) on the battery compartment, and then push the battery in the direction of the arrow.

  • Page 29

    ) button to turn off the camcorder and then close the LCD screen. turned off. 2. Connect the included USB cable to the USB jack on the camcorder and to a USB jack on a running PC. charged, the charging (CHG) indicator turns green.

  • Page 30: Checking The Battery State

    getting started CHECKING THE BATTERY STATE You can check the charging state and remaining battery capacity. To check the charging state The color of the LED indicates the power or charging state. Charging (CHG) indicator The color of the charging indicator shows the charging state. Charging state Fully discharged LED color...

  • Page 31

    fire. Maintaining the battery type is available from your Samsung retailer. When the battery reaches the end of its life, please contact your local dealer. The batteries must be dealt with as chemical waste. the camcorder. We recommend that you remove the battery from the camcorder when not using it.

  • Page 32

    - The battery is worn-out. (For the battery information only) Using an AC power source We recommend that you use the AC power adaptor to power the camcorder from a household AC outlet when you set function settings, play back, or edit images, or use it indoors. Make the...

  • Page 33: Turning Your Camcorder On/off

    (pages 117~120) and take corrective action. 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 for the start-up display. Select your geographical location and set the date and time.

  • Page 34: Switching To The Power Saving Mode

    SWITCHING TO THE POWER SAVING MODE If you need to use camcorder for the extended time, the following functions enable you to prevent unnecessary energy consumption. Quick On STBY Mode in the STBY mode The camcorder switches to "Quick On STBY" mode when the LCD screen is closed.

  • Page 35: Setting The Operation Modes

    Mode Mode indicators Record mode Play mode This camcorder provides one record mode which combines the video and photo record modes. You can easily record videos or photos in the same mode without having to change it. STBY 00:00:00 [307Min]...

  • Page 36: Using The Display( ) Button

    USING THE DISPLAY( Switching the information display mode You can switch the on-screen information display mode. Press the Display( Display ( USING THE TOUCH PANEL The touch panel allows you to enjoy playback and recording with a simple touch of your fi...

  • Page 37: Setting The Time Zone And Date/time For The First Time

    SETTING THE TIME ZONE AND DATE/TIME FOR THE FIRST TIME Set the date and time of your local area when you turn on the camcorder for the fi rst time. 1. Open the LCD screen to turn on the camcorder.

  • Page 38: Selecting The Languages

    fi rst time settings SELECTING THE LANGUAGES You can select the language in which the camcorder displays the menu screen or messages. The language setting is retained when the camcorder is powered off. 1. Touch the Menu ( Setting ( ) tab.

  • Page 39: Selecting The Storage Media (hmx-h203/h204/h205 Only)

    getting ready to start recording SELECTING THE STORAGE MEDIA (HMX-H203/H204/H205 ONLY) You can record videos and photos in the built-in memory or a memory card. Select the desired storage media before starting recording or playback. PRECHECK! compatible depending on the memory card manufacturer and memory card type. 1.

  • Page 40: Inserting / Ejecting A Memory Card (not Supplied)

    Your camcorder supports only SD (Secure Digital) and SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) cards. Card compatibility with the camcorder may vary depending on the manufacturer and the type of memory card. Label pasting portion To eject a memory card 1.

  • Page 41: Selecting A Suitable Memory Card (not Supplied)

    High Capacity) cards. We recommend you use an SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) card. SD cards up to 2GB are supported with this camcorder. Normal operation is not guaranteed with SD cards bigger than 2GB. are not supported. 2GB, SDHC 4 ~ 32GB Use compatible memory card brands.

  • Page 42

    Note that formatting erases all information on the memory card. you cannot record new data, you have to purchase a new memory card. strong impacts.

  • Page 43: Recordable Time And Capacity

    RECORDABLE TIME AND CAPACITY Recording time available for video Resolution Quality Super Fine [HD]1080/60i* Fine* Normal Super Fine [HD]720/60p Fine* Normal Super Fine [SD]480/60p Fine* Normal Recordable number of photos Photo resolution 2880x1620* 1920x1080 1,000,000,000 bytes. Actual formatted capacity may be less as the internal firmware uses a portion of the memory.

  • Page 44: Attaching The Grip Belt

    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.

  • Page 45: Basic Camcorder Positioning

    BASIC CAMCORDER POSITIONING Use both hands while taking a video or photo to prevent the camcorder from shaking. Try to avoid any slight movement while shooting. Adjusting the shooting angle Aim the camcorder as shown in the illustration. 1. Hold the camcorder with your both hands.

  • Page 46: Basic Recording

    Two recording start/stop buttons to suit your preference! This camcorder features two Recording start/stop buttons. One is on the rear side of the camcorder, the other is on the LCD screen. Select the one that works best for you. page 12 ) indicator appears, and recording starts.

  • Page 47

    operation because of memory card error. consumption. microphone is not blocked. any problems with audio or video recording. does not affect the image being recorded. page 79 pages 53~69 Doing so may damage the storage media or the data in the storage media. switched to the data recovery mode.

  • Page 48: Capturing Photos During Video Recording (dual Recording)

    CAPTURING PHOTOS DURING VIDEO RECORDING (DUAL RECORDING) Your camcorder can capture photos without interrupting video recording. PRECHECK! Insert a memory card. Set the appropriate storage media. (HMX-H203/H204/H205 only) Open the LCD screen to turn on the camcorder. Your camcorder turns on automatically when you open the LCD screen.

  • Page 49: Recording Photos

    Insert a memory card. Set the appropriate storage media. (HMX-H203/H204/H205 only) Open the LCD screen to turn on the camcorder. Your camcorder turns on automatically when you open the LCD screen. Set the Lens open/close switch to open ( ).

  • Page 50: Recording With Ease For Beginners (smart Auto)

    In Smart Auto mode, your camcorder automatically chooses the appropriate settings based on the type of scene it detects (Indoor, Night, etc.). Smart Auto mode is helpful if you are not familiar with the best camcorder settings for various scenes.

  • Page 51: Capturing Photos While Playing Back Videos

    CAPTURING PHOTOS WHILE PLAYING BACK VIDEOS You can capture photos during video playback. PRECHECK! Insert a memory card. Set the appropriate storage media. (HMX-H203/H204/H205 only) Touch the Play ( ) tab on the LCD screen to select the play mode. 1.

  • Page 52: Zooming

    ZOOMING This camcorder allows you to record using optical 20x power zoom and digital zoom by sliding the Zoom lever or pressing the Zoom button on the LCD panel. PRECHECK! Select the record mode by pressing the MODE button.

  • Page 53: Setting The Anti-shake (ois: Optical Image Stabilizer)

    SETTING THE ANTI-SHAKE (OIS: OPTICAL IMAGE STABILIZER) Use the Anti-shake (OIS: Optical Image Stabilizer) function to compensate for unstable images caused by shaking movements when holding the camcorder. PRECHECK! Select the record mode by pressing the MODE button. Press the Anti-shake (OIS) ( Anti-shake (OIS) mode between On and Off.

  • Page 54: Using Back Light Compensation Mode

    basic recording USING BACK LIGHT COMPENSATION MODE When a subject is lit from behind, this function will compensate for lighting so that the subject is not too dark. PRECHECK! Select the record mode by pressing the MODE button. Press the Back light ( mode between On and Off.

  • Page 55: Basic Playback

    basic playback CHANGING THE PLAYBACK MODE You can set the record mode and the play mode in turn with the MODE button. You can also switch the operation mode directly into the playback thumbnail display by touching the Play ( ) tab on the LCD screen.

  • Page 56: Playing Back Videos

    The camcorder may not play the following video fi les: - A video whose name was changed changed on a PC - A video recorded on another device. - A video whose fi le format is not supported by the camcorder screen appears. ) or SD ( ) tab.

  • Page 57: Various Playback Operations

    Various playback operations Playback / Pause / Stop playback. ) tab to stop playback. Search playback During playback, each touch of the Reverse search ( the play speed: Skip playback Touch the Reverse skip ( ) / Forward skip ( touched within 3 seconds from the start of the fi...

  • Page 58: Viewing Photos

    - A photo whose fi le name was changed on a PC. - A photo recorded on another device. - A photo with a fi le format not supported by this camcorder. (One that does not conform to DCF standards.) Loading time may vary depending on the size and quality of the selected photo.

  • Page 59: Viewing A Slide Show

    VIEWING A SLIDE SHOW You can view a photo slide show. PRECHECK! Insert a memory card. Set the appropriate storage media. (HMX-H203/H204/H205 only) Touch the Play ( ) tab on the LCD screen to select the play mode. 1. Touch the Photo ( ) tab.

  • Page 60: Zooming During Photo Playback

    You can choose 1 sec. or 3 sec. Music: You can turn the built-in background music on or off. This camcorder has 7 default background melodies stored in the boot-up fl ash memory. When music is On, starting a slide show starts the play back of the 7 melodies in shuffl...

  • Page 61: Advanced Recording

    The instructions below are examples of how to access and use menu items using the Menu Tab and the Button. When you access and use other menu items, use these examples as guides. PRECHECK! Open the LCD screen to turn on the camcorder. Your camcorder turns on automatically when you open the LCD screen.

  • Page 62: Menu Items

    advanced recording MENU ITEMS Recording menu items Items SCENE Video Resolution Video Quality Photo Resolution Photo Sharpness White Balance Aperture Shutter Focus Digital Effect Fader Tele Macro Cont. Shot Wind Cut Digital Zoom Self Timer Time Lapse REC Quick View Guideline Playback menu items Operation mode...

  • Page 63: Setting Menu Items

    Setting menu items Items Storage Type * Storage Info * Card Info ** Format File No. Time Zone Date/Time Set Date Type Time Type Date/Time Display LCD Brightness Auto LCD Off Beep Sound Shutter Sound Auto Power Off Quick On STBY PC Software USB Connect HDMI TV Out...

  • Page 64: Quick Menu Items

    QUICK MENU ITEMS Your camcorder provides quick menus consisting of the functions used frequently. Pressing the Recording menu items Items Storage * SCENE Resolution Focus Playback menu items Operation mode Item Storage * Highlight Playlist Delete Protect Divide...

  • Page 65: Scene

    SCENE Using the iScene function, you can select a setting that matches the scene you are shooting (Sports, Portrait, etc.). Based on your selection, the camcorder sets the appropriate shutter speed and aperture automatically for optimal recording. PRECHECK! Select the record mode by pressing the MODE button.

  • Page 66: Video Resolution

    advanced recording Video Resolution You can select the resolution of the video to be recorded. PRECHECK! Select the record mode by pressing the MODE button. 1. Touch the Menu ( 2. Touch the desired submenu item. 3. To exit the menu, touch the Exit ( Submenu items ): Records in the HD (1920x1080/60i) format.

  • Page 67: Photo Resolution

    Photo Resolution You can select the resolution of the photo to be recorded. PRECHECK! Select the record mode by pressing the MODE button. 1. Touch the Menu ( ) tab 2. Touch the desired submenu item. 3. To exit the menu, touch the Exit ( Submenu items 1920x1080 ( The number of recordable images differs according to the photo resolution you select.

  • Page 68: White Balance

    Using the White Balance function, you can select a setting that matches the light illuminating the subject you are shooting (Daylight, Fluorescent, etc.). Based on your selection, the camcorder automatically adjusts the color of the subject so the colors in your recording look natural.

  • Page 69: To Set The White Balance Manually

    To set the white balance manually 1. Touch the Menu ( ) tab ) Set White Balance” indicator is displayed. 2. Fill the screen with a white object, and touch the ( 3. To exit the menu, touch the Exit ( you record.

  • Page 70: Aperture

    Aperture The camcorder adjusts the aperture automatically depending on the subject and recording conditions. You can also manually adjust the aperture. PRECHECK! Select the record by pressing the MODE button. 1. Touch the Menu ( 2. Touch the desired submenu item.

  • Page 71: Shutter

    Shutter The camcorder automatically sets the shutter speed depending on the scene's brightness. You can also manually adjust the shutter speed. PRECHECK! Select the record by pressing the MODE button. 1. Touch the Menu ( ) tab 2. Touch the desired submenu item.

  • Page 72: Focus

    Focus The camcorder usually focuses on a subject automatically (auto focus). When you turn the camcorder on, focus is always set to automatic. You can also manually focus a subject. PRECHECK! Select the record mode by pressing the MODE button.

  • Page 73: Digital Effect

    Using the touch point Using the Touch Point function, you can focus on a small section of the picture. Focus on the particular point by touching the desired point. To activate the touch point with a long touch You can activate the touch point by pressing the same point for about 1 second on the LCD screen.

  • Page 74: Fader

    Recording starts with a dark screen and then the image and sound are faded in. Recording stops as the image and sound are faded out. The camcorder automatically turns the Fader function off after it has been used once. You must reset it each time you want to use it.

  • Page 75: Tele Macro

    Tele Macro Using the Tele Macro function, you can get close up images which are created by focusing on a small portion of a large object at a wide angle. The effective focal distance in the Tele Macro mode is between 1 to 50 cm. (0.4 to 19.7 inches) PRECHECK! Select the record mode by pressing the MODE button.

  • Page 76: Wind Cut

    advanced recording Wind Cut Using the Wind Cut function, you can reduce wind noise when recording sound using the built- in microphone. PRECHECK! Select the record mode by pressing the MODE button. 1. Touch the Menu ( ) tab 2. Touch the desired submenu item. 3.

  • Page 77: Self Timer

    When the self-timer is enabled, there is a time delay between the time you press the Record start/Stop or PHOTO button and the time the camcorder takes the picture or records the video. You can use this function when you want to take a shot of many people including yourself.

  • Page 78: Time Lapse Rec

    Time Lapse REC Using the Time Lapse feature, you can program your camcorder to create a time lapse video by recording a series of frames over a set period of time with a set time interval between each frame.

  • Page 79

    Recording, repeat steps 1 through 5. camcorder can save is one second, the interval you set defines how long the time lapse recording should be. For example, if you set the interval to “30 Sec,” total recording time should be set to at least 1 hour to record a minimum video length of 2 seconds (120 images).

  • Page 80: Quick View

    If you touch the delete ( - If the mode has been changed after the recording - If the USB cable is connected to the camcorder. - If the camcorder has been restarted after the recording - After playing Quick View page 23 “...

  • Page 81: Guideline

    Guideline Guideline displays straight line patterns on the LCD screen that can help you set the image composition when recording images. The camcorder provides 3 types of guidelines. PRECHECK! Select the record mode by pressing the MODE button. 1. Touch the Menu ( ) tab 2.

  • Page 82: Advanced Playback

    advanced playback Play Option You can select a specifi c playback option according to your preference. PRECHECK! Touch the Play ( HD ( 1. Touch the Menu ( 2. Touch the desired submenu item. 3. To exit the menu, touch the Exit ( Submenu items Play All ( ): Plays video clips in succession starting from the...

  • Page 83: Highlight

    Highlight The Highlight function plays a portion of the recorded video or videos at random. PRECHECK! Touch the Play ( HD ( ) or SD ( 1. Touch the Menu ( ) tab. 2. Touch the desired submenu item. 3. To exit the menu, touch the Exit ( appears.

  • Page 84: View

    advanced playback VIEW This function provides a preview of a storyboard to be printed, giving you a digest of a recorded video so you don’t need to review the entire video. PRECHECK! Touch the Play ( HD ( 1. Press the VIEW button. 2.

  • Page 85: Story-board Print

    Story-Board Print Using Storyboard Printing, you can make a digest image of a video that summarizes its story. This function captures 16 still images arbitrarily from the selected video and makes up one still image of 16 splits you can save into the storage media. It presents a quick overview of your video, helping you to understand the whole narrative of the video.

  • Page 86: System Setting

    This function shows you the storage information of the selected storage media, such as used and available memory space, etc. PRECHECK! Insert a memory card in the camcorder before viewing the storage information. 1. Touch the Menu ( 2. Touch the desired submenu item.

  • Page 87

    Card: Formats the memory card. during formatting. Also, be sure to use the provided AC power adapter, as the storage media may be corrupted if the battery becomes exhausted during formatting. Make sure to format the storage media on this camcorder. menu. “...

  • Page 88: Time Zone

    Submenu items Home : The clock will be used according to your setting on the Date/Time Set menu. Select it when using this camcorder for the fi rst time or when returning the clock to your hometown date/time setting. Visit ( ): When you visit a different time zone, it allows you to use the local time without changing your hometown time setting.

  • Page 89: Date/time Set

    Cities used to set the time zone Cities London, Lisbon Rome, Paris, Berlin, Stockholm, Madrid, Frankfurt Athens, Helsinki, Cairo, Ankara Moskva, Riyadh Teheran Abu Dhabi, Muscat Kabul Tashkent, Karachi Calcutta, New Delhi Kathmandu Almaty, Dacca Yangon Bangkok Hong Kong, Beijing, Taipei, Singapore, Manila Seoul, Tokyo, Pyongyang Date/Time Set By setting the date and time, you can display the date and time of the recording during...

  • Page 90: Time Type

    system setting Time Type You can set the display format for the time. 1. Touch the Menu ( 2. Touch the desired display option. 3. To exit the menu, touch the Exit ( Submenu items 12Hr : Displays the time information in 12 hour units. 24Hr : Displays the time information in 24 hour units.

  • Page 91: Lcd Brightness

    MENU < In the STBY mode> <LCD screen is darkened> Auto LCD Off” function is enabled, you can press any button on the camcorder to return LCD brightness to normal. - If the AC power adaptor is connected. - While the Demo function is in operation.

  • Page 92: Beep Sound

    The Beep Sound is canceled in the following cases: - During recording and playback. - When the camcorder has a cable connection (component/AV cable, HDMI cable, etc.). Shutter Sound The Shutter Sound function lets you turn the shutter sound that plays when you press the PHOTO button on or off.

  • Page 93: Auto Power Off

    Auto Power Off You can set your camcorder to turn off automatically if it is idle for 5 minutes without an operation. This function prevents unnecessary power consumption. 1. Touch the Menu ( Setting ( ) tab 2. Touch the desired submenu item.

  • Page 94: Quick On Stby

    - When the LCD screen is open. - When a video cable (HDMI, Component/AV) or the USB cable is connected to the camcorder. - When you operate the buttons on the camcorder. Setting ( ) tab “...

  • Page 95: Pc Software

    PC Software If you set PC Software to On, you can use the PC software built into the camcorder by connecting the camcorder’s USB cable to the camcorder and your PC. You can download the stored video and photo images on the camcorder to your PC’s hard disk. You can also edit the videos and photos using the PC software.

  • Page 96: Usb Connect

    HDMI TV Out You can set the HDMI video output to match the TV you have connected. PRECHECK! Using the HDMI cable (not supplied), connect the camcorder to your TV. 1. Touch the Menu ( 2. Touch the desired submenu item.

  • Page 97: Analog Tv Out

    This camcorder provides a two-in-one component/AV cable that works as both a component and AV cable. When using the component/AV cable, you must select the right camcorder output setting for the TV you have connected on the “Analog TV Out” menu.

  • Page 98: Tv Connect Guide

    TV Connect Guide You can view the TV Connect Guide before you connect the camcorder to your TV set. 1. Touch the Menu ( ) tab “ ” 2. Touch the desired submenu item. submenu items. camcorder to a TV.

  • Page 99: Tv Display

    TV Display You can enable or disable the On Screen Display (OSD) that appears on the TV screen when you connect your camcorder to a TV. 1. Touch the Menu ( Setting ( ) tab 2. Touch the desired submenu item.

  • Page 100: Language

    You can select a language in which to display the menu and messages. Demo Demo mode automatically shows you the major functions that are included with your camcorder so that you may use them more easily. 1. Touch the Menu ( 2.

  • Page 101: Anynet+ (hdmi-cec)

    Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) This camcorder supports Anynet+. Anynet+ is an AV network system that lets you control all connected Samsung AV devices with an Anynet+ supported Samsung TV remote control. 1. Touch the Menu ( Setting ( ) tab 2. Touch the desired submenu item.

  • Page 102: Editing Video Clips

    editing video clips DIVIDING A VIDEO You can divide a video into two, and easily delete a section you no longer need. As this function edits the original fi le, make sure to back up important recordings separately. PRECHECK! Insert a memory card. Set the appropriate storage media.

  • Page 103: Combining Videos

    COMBINING VIDEOS You can combine two different videos. As this function edits the original fi le, make sure to back up important recordings separately. PRECHECK! Insert a memory card. Set the appropriate storage media. (HMX-H203/H204/H205 only) Touch the Play ( HD ( page 43 1.

  • Page 104: Editing The Playlist

    editing the playlist PLAYLIST What’s a “Playlist?” You can create a playlist on the same storage media by gathering your favorite scenes from the recorded videos. Adding or deleting videos from a playlist does not affect the original video images. Example: You have recorded a few scenes on the storage media.

  • Page 105: Creating The Playlist

    5. Touch the ( ) tab. 6. Touch “ ” video. While editing the playlist, do not eject the memory card or power off the camcorder. Doing so may damage the storage media or data. Delete unnecessary videos. page 27 page 23 1/ 2 ”...

  • Page 106: Arranging Videos In The Playlist

    5. Touch the previous ( position you want, then touch the ( 6. Touch “ ” While editing the playlist, do not eject the memory card or power off the camcorder. Doing so may damage the storage media or data. ) tab “...

  • Page 107: Deleting Videos From The Playlist

    ( ) and not selected. 5. Touch the ( ) tab. 6. Touch “ ” While editing the playlist, do not eject the memory card or power off the camcorder. Doing so may damage the storage media or data. page 27 “ ”...

  • Page 108: Protection From Accidental Erasure

    fi le management PROTECTION FROM ACCIDENTAL ERASURE You can protect important recordings from accidental erasure. The protected videos and photos can not be deleted unless you format the memory card or cancel the protection. PRECHECK! Insert a memory card. Set the appropriate storage media. (HMX-H203/H204/H205 only) Touch the Play ( ) tab on the LCD screen to select the play mode.

  • Page 109: Deleting Files

    DELETING FILES You can erase your recordings one by one, all at once. PRECHECK! Insert a memory card. Set the appropriate storage media. (HMX-H203/H204/H205 only) Touch the Play ( ) tab on the LCD screen to select the play mode. 1.

  • Page 110: Copying files (hmx-h203/h204/h205 Only)

    Videos and photos stored in the internal memory can be copied to the external fl ash memory card. Copying to the memory card does not delete the originals in the internal memory. PRECHECK! Insert the memory card in your camcorder. Touch the Play ( ) tab on the LCD screen to select the play mode.

  • Page 111: Dpof Printing Setting

    DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) lets you select still pictures from the camcorder’s memory card to print and set the number of copies to be printed. Your camcorder uses this saved information when you connect it to a DPOF compatible printer to print the pictures.

  • Page 112: Direct Printing With A Pictbridge Printer

    DIRECT PRINTING WITH A PICTBRIDGE PRINTER You can print photos directly by connecting this camcorder to a PictBridge printer (sold separately) and a USB cable. 1. Touch the Menu ( “ ” 2. Use a USB cable to connect your camcorder to the printer.

  • Page 113: To Set The Date/time Imprint

    The “Date/Time” menu cannot be setup if the printer does not support this option. transfer standard developed by Canon, Fuji, HP, Olympus, Seiko Epson, and Sony. camcorder off during printing might damage data on the storage media. for details.

  • Page 114: Connecting To A High Definition Tv

    TV. For more information, refer to the Anynet+ support TV’s user manual. Using a mini HDMI cable 1. Turn on the camcorder and connect a Mini HDMI cable (optional) to the HDMI jack on your TV and the HDMI jack on your camcorder.

  • Page 115

    HD quality while the videos recorded in SD quality (resolution of “ playback in the SD quality. information. If you try to connect the camcorder to a TV (without using the user manual), use the “TV Connect Guide” menu function.

  • Page 116: Connecting To A Regular Tv

    L-R (Audio) jacks on your TV. Match the colors of the plugs to the colors of the jacks. 2. Turn on your TV and set the TV’s input selector to the Input your camcorder is connected to. Refer to the TV’s instruction manual to see how to select the TV input.

  • Page 117

    1. Connect the provided component/AV cable to the camcorder and the Video and L-R (Audio) on TV. Use the blue plug with the yellow label to connect to the Video input on your TV. 2. Turn on your TV and set the TV’s input selector to the Input your camcorder is connected Camcorder If the P , or Y jack is connected incorrectly, the TV screen may appear red or blue.

  • Page 118: Viewing On A Tv Screen

    You can enjoy the enjoy widescreen videos on a HDTV (or a regular TV) after recording videos using the camcorder. 1. You see video from the camcorder on your TV if the connection status is set correctly. pages 102~105 TV Out” correctly.

  • Page 119: Dubbing To A Vcr Or Dvd/hdd Recorder

    87 When you are connecting your camcorder to a monaural device, connect the blue plug of the component/AV cable to the video input jack, and the red (right channel) or the white (left channel) plug to the audio input jack on the device.

  • Page 120: Checking Your Computer Type

    Windows computer CHECKING YOUR COMPUTER TYPE This chapter explains how to connect the camcorder to a computer using the supplied USB cable and how to upload, view, and edit videos and pictures using the built-in Intelli-studio software.

  • Page 121: What You Can Do With A Windows Computer

    WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH A WINDOWS COMPUTER You can perform the following functions by connecting your camcorder to your Windows computer with the USB cable and using the Intelli-studio editing software built into your camcorder. Main functions - Playing back recorded videos or photos.

  • Page 122: Using The Intelli-studio Program

    USB devices, the camcorder may not work properly. If this occurs, remove all USB devices from the PC and reconnect the camcorder. Explorer, open the drive that corresponds to your camcorder, and then run IStudio.exe.

  • Page 123

    4. Switches to Library of the computer and connected camcorder. Intelli-studio is a program commonly used in Samsung camcorders or digital cameras. Some functions may not work depending on the product you purchased. 5. Switches to Photo Edit mode.

  • Page 124: Using With A Windows Computer

    using with a Windows computer You can play back the recordings conveniently using the Intelli-studio application. 1. Run the Intelli-studio program. 2. Click the desired folder to display your recordings. screen, according the selected source. 3. Choose the video (or photo) that you want to play.

  • Page 125

    Share your contents with the world by uploading photos and videos directly to a web site with one click. 1. Select the desired videos or photos to share. 2. Click “Share” on the Intelli-studio browser. window. 3. Click the web site you would like to upload fi...

  • Page 126

    using with a Windows computer Installing Intelli-studio application on a Windows computer When the Intelli-studio application is installed on a Windows computer, it will run faster. Also, the application can be updated automatically. Follow these directions to install Intelli-studio onto your Windows computer: Click “Tool”...

  • Page 127: Using As A Removable Storage Device

    USING AS A REMOVABLE STORAGE DEVICE You can copy video or photo fi les recorded by the camcorder to a Windows computer by connecting the USB cable to the camcorder. Viewing the contents of storage media 1. Set 2. Set 3.

  • Page 128

    “.JPG.” Refer to page 55 for the photo resolution. The name of a video fi le recorded by the camcorder should not be modifi ed, since proper playback by the camcorder requires original folder and fi le naming convention.

  • Page 129: Warning Indicators And Messages

    Before contacting a Samsung authorized service center, perform the following simple checks. They may save you the time and expense of an unnecessary call. WARNING INDICATORS AND MESSAGES Problems may occur because of the following reasons. Check the information and take corrective action.

  • Page 130

    The memory card may have been formatted by another device and may still have existing images on it. The memory card is not supported in this camcorder. The memory card does not have enough speed to record at this resolution. Icon...

  • Page 131

    Recording Message Icon The number of photo The number of photo files files is full. that can be stored is 9,999. Cannot take a photo. Folder and file number have File number is full. reached maximum number Cannot record video. and you can not record.

  • Page 132

    The dew condenses on the external or internal parts of the camcorder, and on the reflection lens. If there is dew on or in your camcorder, it may cause the camcorder to malfunction or damage the camcorder when you turn the power on.

  • Page 133: Symptoms And Solutions

    SYMPTOMS AND SOLUTIONS If these instructions do not solve your problem, contact your nearest Samsung authorized service center. Power Symptom The camcorder does not turn on. The power turns off automatically. Power cannot be turned off. The battery is quickly discharged.

  • Page 134

    troubleshooting Recording Symptom Pressing the Recording start/stop button does not start recording. The actual recording time is less than the estimated recording time. The recording stops automatically. When recording a subject illuminated by bright light, a vertical line appears. When the screen is exposed to direct sunlight during recording, the screen becomes red or black for an instant.

  • Page 135

    This is not an error. sodium lamp, or mercury lamp. This is not a malfunction. Explanation/Solution directly on your camcorder. page 75 (SDHC/SD memory card), if any. protection of the image on the storage media.

  • Page 136

    The image appears too bright, flickers, or changes color. Image’s color balance is not natural. A subject passing rapidly through a scene appears distorted. Playback on your camcorder Symptom Playback (play/pause) function does not work. Photo images stored on a storage media are not displayed in the actual size.

  • Page 137

    103~104 camcorder is connected with TV in the record mode. The audio output signal is supported only if the camcorder is connected in the video playback mode. This is not an error.

  • Page 138

    Install the software provided with your camcorder. page 114 connect the USB cable to the USB jack on your camcorder firmly. restart the computer. Connect it again properly. is required. View the recommended specification.

  • Page 139

    ,” “Digital Zoom,” “Self Timer,” “Time Lapse REC.” “ SCENE”, “Shutter”, “Digital Effect”, “Tele Macro”, etc. In the Smart Auto mode, your camcorder automatically chooses the appropriate camcorder settings based on a detected type of scene. Most settings are automatically adjusted in Smart Auto mode.

  • Page 140: Maintenance

    It is recommended that you put the camcorder in a box together with a small silica bag when storing it in a closet, etc. Do not store the camcorder in a place subject to strong magnetism or intense vibration: This could cause malfunctions.

  • Page 141: Additional Information

    - Do not use, place or store the storage media in locations that are exposed to a strong static electricity or electrical noise. - Do not turn off the camcorder power or remove the battery or AC power adaptor during recording, playback, or when accessing the storage media.

  • Page 142: Using Your Camcorder Abroad

    The provided AC adaptor features automatic AC 100 V to 240 V voltage selection. You can power your camcorder in any country or region using the supplied AC power adaptor if that country or region provides 100 V to 240 V, 50 or 60 Hz electrical current.

  • Page 143: Specifications

    specifications HMX-H200BN/HMX-H200SN/HMX-H200LN/HMX-H200RN HMX-H203BN/HMX-H203SN/HMX-H203LN/HMX-H203RN Model name HMX-H204BN/HMX-H204SN/HMX-H204LN/HMX-H204RN HMX-H205BN/HMX-H205SN/HMX-H205LN/HMX-H205RN HMX-H220BN/HMX-H220SN/HMX-H220LN/HMX-H220RN Video signal Picture compression format Audio compression format Image device System Lens Focal length Filter diameter Size/dot number LCD screen LCD screen method Composite output Component output Connectors HDMI output Audio output USB output Power source Power source type...

  • Page 144

    SEA will repair or replace the product at it’s option. All warranty repairs must be performed by a SEA authorized service center. The name and address of the location nearest you can be obtained by calling toll free: 1-800 SAMSUNG (1-800-726-7864). Labor...

  • Page 145

    COUNTRY CALL OR VISIT US ONLINE AT WRITE Samsung Electronics America, Inc. 1-800-SAMSUNG IN THE US www.samsung.com 85 Challenger Road Ridgefield Park, (726-7864) NJ 07660-2112 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...

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