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Digital Video Camcorder
VP-D323(i)/D325(i)/D327(i)
AF
Auto Focus
CCD
Charge Coupled Device
LCD
Liquid Crystal Display
Owner's Instruction Book
Before operating the unit, please read this
instruction book thoroughly, and retain it for
future reference.
This product meets the intent of
Directive 89/336 CEE, 73/23 CEE, 93/68 CEE.
ENGLISH
ELECTRONICS

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  • Page 1 Digital Video Camcorder VP-D323(i)/D325(i)/D327(i) Auto Focus Charge Coupled Device Liquid Crystal Display Owner’s Instruction Book Before operating the unit, please read this instruction book thoroughly, and retain it for future reference. This product meets the intent of Directive 89/336 CEE, 73/23 CEE, 93/68 CEE.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    ENGLISH Contents Notes and Safety Instructions ... 6 Getting to Know Your Camcorder ...11 Features ... 11 Accessories Supplied with camcorder ...12 Front & Left View ...13 Left side View ...14 Right & Top View ...15 Rear & Bottom View ...16 Remote control...17...
  • Page 3 Advanced Recording ... 36 Use of various Functions ...36 Setting menu items ...36 Set the camcorder to CAMERA or PLAYER mode and M.REC or M.PLAY mode ...37 Availability of functions in each mode ...38 CLOCK SET ...39 WL. REMOTE ...40 BEEP SOUND (VP-D323i/D325i/D327i only)...41...
  • Page 4 ENGLISH Contents Playback ... 71 Tape Playback ... 71 Playback on the LCD ... 71 Playback on a TV monitor ...71 Connecting to a TV which has Audio/Video input jacks ... 71 Connecting to a TV which has no Audio and Video input jacks ... 72 Playback ...
  • Page 5 Selecting the moving picture sizes ... 99 MPEG Playback ... 100 Maintenance... 101 After finishing a recording ... 101 Cleaning and Maintaining the Camcorder ... 102 Cleaning the Video Heads ...102 Using Your Camcorder Abroad ... 103 Power sources ... 103 Colour system ...
  • Page 6: Notes And Safety Instructions

    Notes regarding the rotation of the LCD screen Please rotate the LCD screen carefully as illustrated. Over rotation may cause damage to the inside of the hinge that connects the LCD screen to the Camcorder. 1. LCD screen closed. 2. Standard recording using the LCD screen.
  • Page 7 - When you move the camcorder from a cold location to a warm location (e.g. from outside to inside during winter.) - When you move the camcorder from a cool location to a hot location (e.g. from inside to outside during the summer.) 2.
  • Page 8 - To preserve battery power, keep your camcorder turned off when you are not operating it. - If your camcorder is in CAMERA mode, and it is left in STBY mode without being operated for more than 5 minutes with a tape inserted, it will automatically turn itself off to protect against unnecessary battery discharge.
  • Page 9 Notes regarding electronic viewfinder 1. Do not position the camcorder such that the viewfinder is pointing towards the sun. Direct sunlight can damage the inside of the viewfinder. Be careful when placing the camcorder under sunlight or near a window exposed to sunlight.
  • Page 10 1. The lithium battery maintains the clock function and user settings; even if the battery pack or AC adapter is removed. 2. The lithium battery for the camcorder lasts about 6 months under normal operation from time of installation. 3. When the lithium battery becomes weak or dead, the date/time indicator will display “---” when you set the DATE/TIME to ON.
  • Page 11: Getting To Know Your Camcorder

    Getting to Know Your Camcorder Features • MULTI OSD LANGUAGE You can select the desired OSD Language among English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Polish and Dutch. • Digital data transfer function with IEEE1394 By incorporating the IEEE 1394 (i.LINK™ : i.LINK is a serial data transfer protocol and interconnectivity system, used to transmit DV data) high speed data transport port, both moving and still images can be transferred to a PC, making it possible to produce or edit various images.
  • Page 12: Accessories Supplied With Camcorder

    ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder Accessories Supplied with camcorder Make sure that the following basic accessories are supplied with your digital video camera. Basic Accessories 1. Lithium Ion Battery pack 2. AC Power Adapter (AA-E8 TYPE) 3. AC Cord 4.
  • Page 13: Front & Left View

    Getting to Know Your Camcorder Front & Left View 1.Internal MIC 2. Lens 3. TAPE EJECT 4. IR(Infrared) Light 5. Remote sensor 1. Internal MIC 2. Lens 3. TAPE EJECT 4. IR(Infrared) Light 5. Remote sensor 6. Accessories shoe 6. Accessories shoe 7.
  • Page 14: Left Side View

    ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder Left Side View 1. Function buttons PLAYER CAMERA : (REW) REC SEARCH – : (FF) REC SEARCH + : (PLAY/STILL) FADE : (STOP) 2. Speaker M.PLAY 3. EASY. Q (see page 61) 4. PB ZOOM/MACRO 5.
  • Page 15: Right & Top View

    Getting to Know Your Camcorder Right & Top View 1. PHOTO button 2. Multi-AV Jack 3. USB Jack 4. START/STOP button 5. DV Jack 6. DC Jack 1. PHOTO button (see page 67) 2. Multi-AV Jack 3. USB Jack 4. START/STOP button 5.
  • Page 16: Rear & Bottom View

    ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder Rear & Bottom View 1. Hook for shoulder starp 2. Charging indicator 3. LITHIUM Battery Cover 1. Hook for shoulder starp 2. Charging indicator 3. LITHIUM Battery Cover 4. Tripod receptacle 5. Memory Card slot 6.
  • Page 17: Remote Control

    Getting to Know Your Camcorder Remote control 1. PHOTO 2. START/STOP 3. SELF TIMER 4. ZERO MEMORY 5. PHOTO SEARCH 6. A.DUB (FF) (REW) (PLAY) 10. Direction 1. PHOTO 2. START/STOP 3. SELF TIMER (see page 20) 4. ZERO MEMORY (see page 75) 5.
  • Page 18: Osd (on Screen Display In Camera And Player Modes)

    ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder OSD (On Screen Display in CAMERA and PLAYER modes) 1. Battery level (see page 26) 2. Easy mode (see pages 61) 3. DSE (Digital Special Effects) mode (see page 50) 4. Program AE (see page 44) 5.
  • Page 19: Osd (on Screen Display In M.rec And M.play Modes)

    Getting to Know Your Camcorder OSD (On Screen Display in M.REC/M.PLAY modes) A. Folder number-file number (see page 86) B. Image counter - Current still image/Total number of recordable still images. C. CARD (MEMORY CARD) indicator D. Image recording and loading indicator E.
  • Page 20: Preparation

    When you use the Self Timer function on the remote control, the recording begins automatically in 10 seconds. 1. Set the camcorder to CAMERA mode. 2. Press the SELF TIMER button until the appropriate indicator is displayed in the LCD.
  • Page 21: Lithium Battery Installation

    ✤ The lithium battery for the camcorder lasts about 6 months under normal operation from the time of installation. ✤ When the lithium battery becomes weak or dead, the date/time indicator will display “---” when you set the DATE/TIME to ON.
  • Page 22: Adjusting The Hand Strap

    It is very important to ensure that the Hand strap has been correctly adjusted before you begin your recording. The hand strap enables you to : - Hold the camcorder in a stable, comfortable position. - Press the Zoom and START/STOP button without having to change the position of your hand.
  • Page 23: Connecting A Power Source

    To select the CAMCORDER mode ✤ If you want to use this unit as a camcorder, set the mode switch to TAPE position. ✤ If you want to use this unit as a DSC (Digital Still Camera), set the mode switch to MEMORY CARD position.
  • Page 24: Using The Lithium Ion Battery Pack

    Notes The battery pack may be charged a little at the time of purchase. To prevent reduction in the life and capacity of the battery pack, always remove it from the camcorder after it is fully charged. Power Switch...
  • Page 25: Table Of Continuous Recording Time Based On Model And Battery Type

    Preparation Using the Lithium Ion Battery Pack Table of continuous recording time based on model and battery type. ✤ If you close the LCD screen, it switches off and the viewfinder switches on automatically. ✤ The continuous recording times given in the table below are approximations. Actual recording time depends on usage.
  • Page 26: Battery Level Display

    The continuous recording time in the operating instructions are measured using a fully charged battery pack at 77°F(25°C). As the environmental temperature and conditions may differ when you actually use the camcorder, the remaining battery time may not be the same as the approximate continuous recording time given in these instructions.
  • Page 27: Inserting And Ejecting A Cassette

    Preparation Inserting and Ejecting a Cassette ✤ When inserting a tape or closing a cassette holder, do not apply excessive force. This may cause a malfunction. ✤ Do not use any tape other than Mini DV cassettes. 1. Connect a power source and slide the TAPE EJECT switch and open the cassette door.
  • Page 28: Basic Recording

    ENGLISH Basic Recording Making your First Recording 1. Connect a Power source to the camcorder. (see page 23) (A battery pack or a AC power adapter) Insert a cassette. (see page 27) 2. Remove the LENS COVER. 3. Set the power switch to the CAMERA position.
  • Page 29: Selecting The Osd Language

    Basic Recording Selecting the OSD LANGUAGE ✤ Select the appropriate OSD Language among English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Polish and Dutch. ✤ The Language Function works in CAMERA, PLAYER, M.REC, M.PLAY modes. 1. Press the MENU button. The menu list will appear. 2.
  • Page 30: Record Search (rec Search)

    ENGLISH Basic Recording When a cassette is loaded and the camcorder is left in the STBY mode for more than 5 minutes without being used, it will switch off automatically. To use it again, push the START/STOP button or set the Power switch to OFF and then back to CAMERA.
  • Page 31: Hints For Stable Image Recording

    Basic Recording Hints for Stable Image Recording While recording, it is very important to hold the camcorder correctly. Recording with the LCD monitor 1. Hold the camcorder firmly using the hand strap. 2. Place your right elbow against your side.
  • Page 32: Adjusting The Lcd

    Basic Recording Adjusting the LCD ✤ Your camcorder is equipped with a 2.5 inch colour Liquid Crystal Display(LCD) screen, which enables you to view what you are recording or playing back directly. ✤ Depending on the conditions under where you are using the camcorder (indoors or outdoors for example), you can adjust ;...
  • Page 33: Using The Viewfinder

    Basic Recording 8. Push the MENU SELECTOR again. You may select NORMAL or SUPER in the BRIGHT SELECT feature and push the MENU SELECTOR to save the setting. Use the MENU SELECTOR to adjust the value of BRIGHT ADJUST and COLOUR ADJUST. You can set values for BRIGHT ADJUST between 00 ~ 35 and COLOUR ADJUST between 00 ~ 35.
  • Page 34: Playing Back A Tape You Have Recorded On The Lcd

    To stop the PLAY operation, press the Notes You can also view the picture on a TV screen, after connecting the camcorder to a TV or VCR. (see page 71) Various functions are available in PLAYER mode. (see page 73) (STOP) button.
  • Page 35: Adjusting The Lcd During Play

    Basic Recording Adjusting the LCD during PLAY ✤ You can adjust the LCD during playback. ✤ The adjustment method is the same procedure as used in CAMERA mode. (see page 32) Controlling Sound from the Speaker The Speaker works in PLAYER mode only. When you use the LCD screen for playback, you will hear recorded sound from the built-in Speaker.
  • Page 36: Advanced Recording

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording Use of various Functions Setting menu items SUB MENU MENU CLOCK SET Setting the time Using the Remote Control WL. REMOTE BEEP SOUND (✩) Play Various Sound Effects INITIAL SHUTTER SOUND (✩) Sound Effect for the photo button LANGUAGE Selecting the OSD language DEMO...
  • Page 37: Set The Camcorder To Camera Or Player Mode And M.rec Or M.play Mode

    Setting the Date and Time TV DISPLAY Selecting OSD on/off of TV Set the camcorder to CAMERA or PLAYER mode and M.REC or M.PLAY mode 1. Press the MENU button. The MENU OSD is displayed. The cursor ( 2. Use the MENU SELECTOR and push the MENU SELECTOR on the left side panel to select and activate the item.
  • Page 38: Availability Of Functions In Each Mode

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording Availability of functions in each mode Requested Digital functions Mode Operating D.ZOOM Mode D.ZOOM ✕ ✕ PHOTO ✕ SLOW SHUTTER Digital Special Effects NIGHT CAPTURE O : The requested mode will work in this operating mode. ✕ : You can not change the requested mode. : The operating mode will be released and the requested mode will work.
  • Page 39: Clock Set

    Advanced Recording CLOCK SET ✤ CLOCK setup works in CAMERA, PLAYER, M.REC and M.PLAY modes. ✤ The DATE/TIME is automatically recorded onto a tape. Before recording, please set the DATE/TIME. (see page 55) 1. Press the MENU button. The menu list will appear. 2.
  • Page 40: Wl. Remote

    WL. REMOTE ✤ The WL. REMOTE function works in CAMERA, PLAYER, M.REC, M.PLAY modes. ✤ The WL. REMOTE option allows you to enable or disable the remote control for use with the camcorder. 1. Press the MENU button. The menu list will appear.
  • Page 41: Beep Sound (vp-d323i/d325i/d327i Only)

    Advanced Recording BEEP SOUND (VP-D323i/D325i/D327i only) ✤ The BEEP SOUND function works in CAMERA, PLAYER, M.REC, M.PLAY modes. ✤ Use the MENU to setup the BEEP SOUND function. Select whether or not you want to hear a beep sound whenever you change a setup value. 1.
  • Page 42: Shutter Sound (vp-d323i/d325i/d327i Only)

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording SHUTTER SOUND (VP-D323i/D325i/D327i only) ✤ You can hear SHUTTER SOUND only when the PHOTO function is working. ✤ Determines whether or not you wish to hear a SHUTTER SOUND when using the DSC feature. 1. Set the mode switch to MEMORY STICK. 2.
  • Page 43: Demonstration

    Advanced Recording DEMONSTRATION ✤ Demonstration automatically shows you the major functions that are included with your camcorder so that you may use them more easily. ✤ The DEMONSTRATION function may only be used in the CAMERA mode without a tape inserted in the camcorder.
  • Page 44: Program Ae

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording PROGRAM AE ✤ The PROGRAM AE function works in CAMERA mode only. ✤ The PROGRAM AE mode allows you to adjust shutter speeds and apertures to suit different recording conditions. ✤ They give you creative control over the depth of field. I AUTO mode - Auto balance between the subject and the background.
  • Page 45: Setting The Program Ae

    Advanced Recording Setting the PROGRAM AE 1. Press the MENU button in CAMERA mode. The menu list will appear. 2. Move the MENU SELECTOR to highlight CAMERA and push the MENU SELECTOR. 3. Select PROGRAM AE from the submenu. 4. Push the MENU SELECTOR to enter the submenu. 5.
  • Page 46: Wht. Balance (white Balance)

    OUTDOOR ( ) : This controls the WHITE BALANCE according to the outdoor ambience. - In daylight, especially for close ups and where the subject is of one dominant colour. 1. Set the camcorder to CAMERA mode. 2. Press the MENU button.
  • Page 47: Zooming In And Out

    Advanced Recording Zooming In and Out ✤ Zooming is a recording technique that lets you change the size of the subject in a scene. For more professional looking recordings, do not use the zoom function too often. ✤ You can zoom using variable zoom speeds. ✤...
  • Page 48: Digital Zoom

    ✤ The picture quality may deteriorate depending on how much you zoom in on the subject. ✤ We recommend that you use the DIS feature with DIGITAL ZOOM for picture stability. (see page 49) 1. Set the camcorder to CAMERA mode. 2. Press the MENU button.
  • Page 49: Dis (digital Image Stabilizer)

    Recording a small object close-up Recording and walking at the same time Recording through the window of a vehicle 1. Set the camcorder to CAMERA mode. 2. Press the MENU button. The menu list will appear. 3. Move the MENU SELECTOR highlight to CAMERA and push the MENU SELECTOR.
  • Page 50: Dse(digital Special Effects) Select

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording DSE(Digital Special Effects) SELECT ✤ The DSE function works in CAMERA mode only. ✤ The digital effects enable you to give a creative look to your recording by adding various special effects. ✤ Select the appropriate digital effect for the type of picture that you wish to record and the effect you wish to create. ✤...
  • Page 51: Selecting An Effect

    Advanced Recording Selecting an effect 1. Set the camcorder to CAMERA mode. 2. Press the MENU button. The menu list will appear. 3. Move the MENU SELECTOR to highlight CAMERA and push the MENU SELECTOR. 4. Select DSE SELECT from the submenu.
  • Page 52: Rec Mode

    ✤ The REC MODE function works in CAMERA mode and PLAYER mode (VP-D323i/D325i/D327i only). ✤ This camcorder records and plays back in SP (standard play) mode and in LP (long play) mode. SP (standard play): This mode permits 60 minutes of recording time with a DVM60 tape.
  • Page 53: Audio Mode

    16bit :You can record one high quality stereo sound track using the 16bit recording mode. Audio dubbing is not possible when using this mode. 1. Set the camcorder to CAMERA mode or PLAYER mode (VP-D323i/D325i/D327i only). 2. Press the MENU button.
  • Page 54: Wind Cut

    ✤ The WIND CUT function minimizes wind noise or other noise while recording. - When the wind cut is on, some low sounds are eliminated along with the sound of the wind. 1. Set the camcorder to CAMERA mode. 2. Press the MENU button.
  • Page 55: Date/time

    Advanced Recording DATE/TIME ✤ The DATE/TIME function works in CAMERA, PLAYER, M.REC and M.PLAY modes. ✤ The date and time are automatically recorded on a special data area of the tape. 1. Press the MENU button. The menu list will appear. 2.
  • Page 56: Tv Display

    OFF: The OSD appears in the LCD screen and Viewfinder only. ON: The OSD appears in the LCD screen, Viewfinder and TV. Use the DISPLAY button located at the left side of the camcorder to turn the OSD ON/OFF displayed on the LCD/Viewfinder/TV.
  • Page 57: Using Quick Menu

    Advanced Recording Using Quick Menu(Navigation Menu) ✤ Quick menu is available only in CAMERA and M.REC mode. ✤ Quick menu is used to adjust camera functions by using the MENU SELECTOR. This feature is useful for when you want to make simple adjustments without having to access the menus and submenus. I DATE/TIME (see page 55) - Each time you select DATE/TIME and push the MENU SELECTOR, it will be displayed in the order of DATE - TIME - DATE/TIME - OFF.
  • Page 58: Setting The Quick Menu

    - You can set values for SHUTTER SPEED and EXPOSURE by selecting ( For more information, see the next page. Setting the Quick menu 1. Set the camcorder to CAMERA mode. 2. Move the MENU SELECTOR to select a function you want and then push the MENU SELECTOR to change the values.
  • Page 59: Shutter Speed & Exposure

    The image may not seem as smooth when a high shutter speed is set. The camcorder returns to the auto shutter setting and auto exposure setting when you set the NIGHT CAPTURE to ON, or change to the EASY, SLOW SHUTTER modes.
  • Page 60: Slow Shutter(low Shutter Speed)

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording SLOW SHUTTER (Low Shutter Speed) ✤ The SLOW SHUTTER function works in CAMERA mode only. ✤ The shutter speed can be controlled, allowing you to record slow moving objects. 1. Set the power switch to CAMERA mode. 2.
  • Page 61: Easy Mode (for Beginners)

    - If you want to use these functions, you must first switch the EASY mode off. The EASY mode settings are deleted when the battery pack is uninstalled from the camcorder and therefore, they must be reset when a battery pack has been replaced.
  • Page 62: Af/mf (auto Focus/manual 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.
  • Page 63: Blc (back Light Compensation)

    Advanced Recording BLC (Back Light Compensation) ✤ BLC works in CAMERA/M.REC mode. ✤ Back lighting exists when the subject is darker than the background: The subject is in front of a window. The person to be recorded is wearing white or shiny clothes and is placed against a bright background;...
  • Page 64: Fade In And Out

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording Fade In and Out ✤ The FADE function works in CAMERA 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 out at the end of a sequence.
  • Page 65: Audio Dubbing

    MIC input jack on the camcorder. When you wish to dub using the External A/V input, connect the Multi-AV cable to the camcorder by inserting the Multi-AV cable into the Multi-AV Jack at the rear of the camcorder.
  • Page 66: Dubbed Audio Playback

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording Dubbed Audio Playback 1. Set the power switch to the PLAYER mode. 2. Insert the dubbed tape and press MENU button. 3. Move the MENU SELECTOR to highlight A/V. 4. Push the MENU SELECTOR to enter the sub-menu. 5.
  • Page 67: Photo Image Recording

    2. Press the PHOTO button. The still picture is recorded for about 6~7 seconds. 3. After the PHOTO has been recorded, the camcorder returns to STBY mode. Searching for a PHOTO picture ✤ The PHOTO SEARCH works in PLAYER mode only.
  • Page 68: Night Capture (0 Lux Recording)

    ✤ The NIGHT CAPTURE function works in CAMERA/M.REC mode. ✤ The NIGHT CAPTURE function enables you to record a subject in darkness. 1. Set the camcorder to CAMERA mode. 2. Slide the NIGHT CAPTURE switch to ON. (NIGHT CAPTURE indicator) appears on the LCD monitor.
  • Page 69: Power Night Capture

    ✤ When you work in POWER NIGHT CAPTURE mode, the POWER NIGHT CAPTURE ( appears on the LCD continuously. 1. Set the camcorder to CAMERA mode. 2. Turn on the NIGHT CAPTURE switch, and then press the SLOW SHUTTER button.
  • Page 70: Various Recording Techniques

    ✤ In certain situations, different recording techniques may be required for more dramatic results. Note Please rotate the LCD screen carefully as excessive rotation may cause damage to the inside of the hinge that connects the LCD screen to the Camcorder. 1. General recording. 2. Downward recording.
  • Page 71: Playback

    You may use an S-VIDEO (optional) plug to obtain better quality pictures if you have a S-VIDEO connector on your TV. Even if you use an S-VIDEO (optional) plug, you need to connect an audio cable. If you connect the cable to the Multi-AV jack, you will not hear sound from the Camcorder's speakers. ENGLISH...
  • Page 72: Connecting To A Tv Which Has No Audio And Video Input Jacks

    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 Multi-AV cable. The yellow plug : Video...
  • Page 73: Various Functions While In Player Mode

    ✤ The F.ADV(Frame advance), X2, SLOW buttons are located on the Remote Control only. ✤ To prevent tape and head-drum wear, your camcorder will automatically stop if it is left in STILL or SLOW modes for more than 5 minutes.
  • Page 74: Frame Advance (to Play Back Frame By Frame)

    ENGLISH Playback Frame advance (To play back frame by frame) Press the F.ADV button repeatedly on the Remote Control while in Still mode. The F.ADV function works in still mode only. To resume normal playback, press the ✤ Forward frame advance Press the F.ADV button on the remote control in Still mode.
  • Page 75: Zero Memory

    Playback ZERO MEMORY ✤ The ZERO MEMORY function works in both CAMERA and PLAYER modes. ✤ You can mark a point on a tape that you want to return to following playback. 1. Press the ZERO MEMORY button on the remote control before the recording or during playback at the point you wish to return.
  • Page 76: Pb Dse (playback Digital Special Effects)

    ✤ The PB DSE function enables you to apply Digital Special Effects (DSE) to tape playback or still images. 1. Set the camcorder to the PLAYER mode and then play back a tape. 2. Press the MENU button and move the MENU SELECTOR to highlight A/V.
  • Page 77: Pb Zoom

    6. To cancel the PB ZOOM function, press the PB ZOOM or STOP button. Notes You cannot apply the PB ZOOM function to pictures which are being input from an external video source. The PB ZOOM image cannot be imported to your PC from the camcorder’s DV jack. ENGLISH...
  • Page 78: Recording In Player Mode (vp-d323i/d325i/d327i Only)

    When you record the images being played back on analog VCR, if they are not being played back in normal speed, (for example, more than double speed or slow playback), only grey image appears on the camcorder. If you want to see the camcorder picture with a TV, set AV IN/OUT menu to OUT. VIDEO AUDIO(L)
  • Page 79: Ieee 1394 Data Transfer

    If a product has a DV port, you can transfer data by connecting to the DV port using an ieee cable. !!! Please be careful since there are two types of DV ports, (4pin, 6pin). This camcorder has a 4pin terminal.
  • Page 80: System Requirements

    6. To stop recording, press the (STOP) button. Notes When using this camcorder as a recorder, the pictures that appear on a monitor may seem uneven, however recorded pictures will not be affected. Operation is not guaranteed for all computer environments recommended above.
  • Page 81: Usb Interface

    ✤ You can easily transfer a image from a MEMORY CARD to a PC without additional add-on cards via a USB connection. ✤ If you transfer data to a PC, you need to install the software (Driver, DVC Media 5.1, Windows Media Player 9.0, DirectX 9.0a) supplied with the camcorder. System Requirements CPU : Intel ®...
  • Page 82: Installing Dvc Media 5.1 Program

    1. Set the mode switch to Tape, set the power switch to CAMERA. 2. Connect one end of the USB cable to the USB jack on the camcorder and the other end to the USB connector on your computer. ®...
  • Page 83: Using The "removable Disk" Function

    1. Set the mode switch to Memory Card, set the power switch to CAMERA or PLAYER. 2. Connect one end of the USB cable to the USB jack on the camcorder and the other end to the USB port on your computer.
  • Page 84: Digital Still Camera Mode

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera mode MEMORY STICK (Optional Accessory) ✤ The Memory Stick stores and manages images recorded by the camera. Memory Stick Functions ✤ Recording still images and MPEG4 movie ✤ Viewing still images and MPEG4 movie Single Slide show (Still images only) ✤...
  • Page 85: Inserting And Ejecting The Memory Card

    Do not bend, drop or apply strong shock to Memory Card. 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.
  • Page 86: Structure Of Folders And Files On The Memory Card

    Selecting the CAMCORDER mode ✤ You can use this camcorder as a Digital Still Camera (DSC). ✤ You have to set the mode switch to the MEMORY CARD position to use this camcorder as a Digital Still Camera. M.REC mode (Memory RECORD mode) 1.
  • Page 87: Memory File Number

    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. RESET - When there are no files stored on the Memory Card: The file numbering starts from 0001 - When there are files stored on the Memory Card: File numbering will continue after the last file's number...
  • Page 88: Selecting The Image Quality

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera mode Selecting the image quality ✤ You can select the quality of a still image to be recorded. Select the image quality 1. Set the mode switch to MEMORY CARD. 2. Set the power switch to the CAMERA mode. 3.
  • Page 89: Recording Still Images To A Memory Card In M.rec Mode

    2. Set the power switch to CAMERA. 3. Press the PHOTO button. The still image is recorded to the Memory Card. While the camcorder is recording the still image, “ ” appears on the screen. ENGLISH 2 2 / 2 4 0...
  • Page 90: Recording An Image From A Cassette As A Still Image

    2. Set the power switch to PLAYER mode. 3. Play back the cassette. 4. Press the PHOTO button. The still image is recorded on the Memory Card. While the camcorder is recording the still image, “ ” appears on the screen. 2 2 / 2 4 0...
  • Page 91: Viewing Still Images

    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. Slide show : To view all images automatically and in consecutive order. Multi display : To view 6 images at once.
  • Page 92: To View The Multi Display

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera mode To view the Multi Display 1. Set the mode switch to MEMORY CARD. 2. Set the power switch to PLAYER mode. The last recorded image appears. 3. To view six stored images on single screen, press the A selection mark ( ) appears under the image.
  • Page 93: Copying Still Images From A Cassette To Memory Card

    4. Move the MENU SELECTOR to highlight PHOTO COPY and push the MENU SELECTOR. All still images recorded on a cassette will be copied onto the Memory Card. 5. The camcorder automatically performs photo search to find still images and starts copying. 6. Press (STOP) button to stop copying.
  • Page 94: Marking Images For Printing

    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. ✤ There are 2 ways to make a PRINT MARK.
  • Page 95: Protection From Accidental Erasure

    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. 2. Set the power switch to PLAYER. The last recorded image appears.
  • Page 96: Deleting Still Images

    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. ✤ An image which has been deleted cannot be recovered. 1.
  • Page 97: Formatting The Memory Card

    ✤ The format function restores the Memory Card to its initial state. ✤ The Memory Stick supplied with this camcorder has been formatted already. Attention ✤ If you execute the MEMORY FORMAT function, all images will be erased completely and erased images cannot be recovered.
  • Page 98: Mpeg Recording

    ✤ You can record moving picture images with audio onto the Memory card. Recording moving pictures onto a MEMORY CARD 1. Insert a Memory Card into the slot on the camcorder. 2. Set the mode switch to MEMORY CARD position.
  • Page 99: Selecting The Moving Picture Sizes

    Digital Still Camera mode Selecting the moving picture sizes 1. Set the mode switch to MEMORY CARD position. 2. Set the power switch to CAMERA mode. 3. Press the MENU button. 4. Move the MENU SELECTOR to highlight MEMORY. 5. Push the MENU SELECTOR to enter the submenu. 6.
  • Page 100: Mpeg Playback

    ✤ To hear sound during MPEG4 playback, you must hook up to a PC and listen to the PC's speaker. (You cannot hear it from the speaker on the camcorder or a TV) 1. Set the mode switch to MEMORY CARD position.
  • Page 101: Maintenance

    ✤ 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. 1. Slide the TAPE EJECT switch in the direction of the arrow.
  • Page 102: Cleaning And Maintaining The Camcorder

    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. 1. Set the power switch to PLAYER mode.
  • Page 103: Using Your Camcorder Abroad

    Power sources You can use your camcorder in any country or area with the supplied AC Power Adapter within 100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz. Use a commercially available AC plug Adapter, if necessary, depending on the design of the local wall outlet.
  • Page 104: Troubleshooting

    Moisture Condensation ✤ If the camcorder is brought directly from a cold place to a warm place, moisture may condense inside the camcorder, on the surface of the tape, or on the lens. In this condition, the tape may stick to the head drum and be damaged or the unit may not operate correctly.
  • Page 105: Self Diagnosis Display In M.rec/m.play Mode

    Self Diagnosis Display in M.REC/M.PLAY mode Display Informs that... Blinking There is no Memory Card in MEMORY CARD! slow the camcorder. There is not enough memory MEMORY FULL! slow to record. NO STORED There are no images recorded PHOTO! or slow on the Memory Card.
  • Page 106 ENGLISH Troubleshooting ✤ If these instructions do not solve your problem, contact your nearest Samsung authorized service centre. Symptom Explanation/Solution You cannot switch the Check the battery pack or the AC Power Adapter. camcorder on. START/STOP button Check the POWER switch is set to CAMERA.
  • Page 107: Specifications

    Specifications Model name: VP-D323(i)/D325(i)/D327(i) System Video signal 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. 18.83mm/s Tape recording time SP: 60 minutes (when using DVM 60), LP: 90 minutes (when using DVM 60) FF/REW time Approx.
  • Page 108: Index

    ENGLISH INDEX - A - Accessories ... 12 AF/MF ... 62 Audio dubbing ... 65 AUDIO MODE ... 53 - B - Battery Pack ... 24 BEEP SOUND ...41 BLC ... 63 - C - Cassette ... 27 Cleaning ... 102 CLOCK SET ...
  • Page 109: Power Sources (united Kingdom Only)

    Power Sources (United Kingdom Only) The mains lead on the power adapter is supplied with a moulded plug incorporating a fuse. The value of the fuse is indicated on the pin face of the plug and, if it requires replacing, a fuse approved to BS1362 of the same rating must be used.
  • Page 110 2. Samsung’s obligations are limited to the repair or, at its discretion, replacement of the product or the defective part. 3. Warranty repairs must be carried out by Authorised Samsung Dealers or Authorised Service Centres.
  • Page 111 (GREECE) SAMSUNG SAMSUNG service, service FOURLIS TRADE A.E.B.E. service SAMSUNG SAMSUNG service service SAMSUNG. SAMSUNG Iaser CD DVD...
  • Page 112 FOURLIS TRADE A.E.B.E. service SAMSUNG,...
  • Page 113 ENGLISH THIS CAMCORDER IS MANUFACTURED BY: ELECTRONICS *Samsung Electronics’ Internet Home Page AD68-00778F United Kingdom http://www.samsungelectronics.co.uk...

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