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00732C SCL901 USA+ESP(1-19)
ENGLISH

Video Camcorder

COLOR LCD
SCL901/L903/L906/L907
Hi
SCL901/L903/L906
/L907
Owner's Instruction Book
Before operating the unit, please read
this instruction book thoroughly, and retain it for future
reference.
1/14/04 8:37 AM
8mm
Page 101
Videocámara
8mm
PANTALLA LCD DE COLOR
SCL901/L903/L906/L907
Hi
ELECTRONICS
Manual de instrucciones del usuario
Antes de utilizar la videocámara, lea completamente el
presente manual de instrucciones, y consérvelo para futuras
consultas.
ESPAÑOL
SCL901/L903/L906
/L907
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  • Page 1: Video Camcorder

    00732C SCL901 USA+ESP(1-19) ENGLISH Video Camcorder COLOR LCD SCL901/L903/L906/L907 SCL901/L903/L906 /L907 Owner’s Instruction Book Before operating the unit, please read this instruction book thoroughly, and retain it for future reference. 1/14/04 8:37 AM Page 101 Videocámara PANTALLA LCD DE COLOR...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    00732C SCL901 USA+ESP(1-19) ENGLISH Contents Notices and Safety Instructions Getting to Know Your Camcorder Features ...8 Descriptions Front View/Side View/Rear View...9, 10, 11 OSD (On Screen Display) ...12 Accessories Supplied with the Camcorder...14 Remote Control (SCL906/L907 only) ...15 Self Timer Recording...15 Preparing Adjusting the Hand Strap and Shoulder Strap ...16...
  • Page 3 USB interface (SCL907 only) Transferring a Digital Image through a USB Connection...58 Installing USB Media 2.0 Program ...59 Maintenance Cleaning and Taking care of the Camcorder ...62 Cleaning the Viewfinder ...62 Cleaning the LCD Panel...62 Cleaning the Video Heads ...62 Storing the Camcorder ...62...
  • Page 4: Notices And Safety Instructions

    Notices regarding rotation of LCD screen Please rotate the LCD screen carefully as illustrated. Unintended 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 by using the LCD screen.
  • Page 5 1) A sudden rise in atmospheric temperature may cause condensation to form inside the camcorder. for example: I When you take the camcorder from cold temperature outside to warm temperature inside during the winter. I When you take the camcorder from...
  • Page 6 ✤ To preserve battery power, keep your camcorder turned off when you are not operating it. ✤ When your camcorder is in CAMERA mode, if it is left in STANDBY for more than 5 minutes without operation, it will automatically turn off to protect against unexpected battery discharge.
  • Page 7 (see page 62) 5 minutes off timer in STANDBY mode ✤ To protect against tape and head-drum wear, your camcorder will automatically turn off if it is left in STANDBY mode without operation for more than 5 minutes.
  • Page 8: Getting To Know Your Camcorder

    00732C SCL901 USA+ESP(1-19) ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder Features Your camcorder has many features for recording and playing back. MULTI OSD LANGUAGE You can select the appropriate OSD Language among English, French and Spanish. Snap Shot (SCL903/L906/L907 only) The Snap Shot function lets you record an object at a standstill for a limited time in Camera mode.
  • Page 9: Front View/side View/rear View

    00732C SCL901 USA+ESP(1-19) ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder Front View 2. REC SEARCH (REW) 3. LIGHT (PLAY/STILL) 6. TAPE EJECT 13. VIDEO LIGHT 1. LENS 9. Remote Sensor 8. MIC 1. Lens (see page 68) 5. DATE/TIME (STOP) 2. REC SEARCH...
  • Page 10: I Vista Frontal/vista Lateral/vista Trasera

    00732C SCL901 USA+ESP(1-19) ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder Side View 24. BLC 23. FADE 20. SPEAKER 22. LCD Open 14. MENU ON/OFF (see page 26) 19. DSE (see page 40) MENU ON/OFF works in CAMERA and PLAYER mode. 15. ENTER (MF) (see page 26) 20.
  • Page 11 00732C SCL901 USA+ESP(1-19) ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder Rear View 36. BATTERY EJECT 27. Hooks for shoulder strap 37. SNAP SHOT/D.ZOOM 28. AUDIO/VIDEO Out 32. START/STOP 35. Battery Pack Compartment 38. Recharging Indicator 34. DC Jack 25. ZOOM (see page 30) 33.
  • Page 12: Osd (on Screen Display)

    00732C SCL901 USA+ESP(1-19) ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder OSD (On Screen Display) ✤ You can turn the OSD on/off by setting the Display menu on/off. ✤ The TITLE, DATE/TIME, EASY and CUSTOM functions can be operated even after the OSD is turned off.
  • Page 13 00732C SCL901 USA+ESP(1-19) ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder OSD (On Screen Display) j. Time (see page 42) Indicates the time you are recording. k. Title (see page 44) Indicates the recorded title you have set. It is superimposed on the scene.
  • Page 14: Accessories Supplied With The Camcorder

    00732C SCL901 USA+ESP(1-19) ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder Accessories Supplied with Camcorder Make sure that the following basic accessories are supplied with your camcorder. Basic Accessories 1. AC Power Adapter. (AA-E8 TYPE) (see page 18) 2. AC cord. (see page 18) 3.
  • Page 15: Remote Control (scl906/l907 Only)

    00732C SCL901 USA+ESP(1-19) ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder Remote Control (SCL906/L907 only) Description of Buttons 1. Start/Stop (see page 23) 2. Self Timer 3. Still (see page 55) 4. WIDE (see page 30) 5. TELE (see page 30) 6. Display (see page 12)
  • Page 16: Preparing

    ✤ It is very important to adjust the hand strap for better recording. ✤ The hand strap enables you to: - Hold the camcorder in a stable, comfortable position. - Press the Zoom and the red Record button without having to change the position of your hand.
  • Page 17: Attaching The Lens Cover

    AC power adapter is removed. ✤ The lithium battery for the camcorder lasts about 8~10 months under normal operation from the time of installation. ✤ When the lithium battery becomes weak or dead, the date/time indicator flashes for about 5 seconds when you set the power switch to CAMERA.
  • Page 18: Connecting The Power Source

    The LCD Screen is turned on automatically when it’s opened more than 30 degrees. Note: If the adapter is used next to a TV or the camcorder, it may cause the TV or camcorder to emit noise. Move the adapter away from the TV, camcorder or the antenna cable.
  • Page 19: To Use The Battery Pack

    AC cord and connect the AC cord to a wall socket. 3. Connect the DC cable to the DC jack of the camcorder. 4. Turn off the camcorder power, and the recharging indicator will start blinking and begin recharging. Blinking once a second : Indicates less than 50% has been charged.
  • Page 20: Using The Battery Pack

    00732C SCL901 USA+ESP(20-45) ENGLISH Preparing Using the Battery Pack Continuous recording time table based on model and battery type. LCD ON, Battery Type EVF OFF Approximately SB-L110A 90 minutes Approximately SB-L160 130 minutes Approximately SB-L320 270 minutes ✤ The continuous recording times given in the table are approximate.
  • Page 21: Battery Level Display

    25°C(77°F). As the environmental temperature and conditions may be different when you actually use the camcorder, the remaining battery time may not be the same as the approximate continuous recording times given in these instructions.
  • Page 22: Inserting And Ejecting A Cassette

    00732C SCL901 USA+ESP(20-45) ENGLISH Preparing Inserting and Ejecting a Cassette ✤ There are several cassette types, depending on: Color system used Recording/playback time. Inserting and Ejecting a Cassette ✤ Check to see if the battery pack is in place or AC adapter is connected.
  • Page 23: Basic Recording

    I Make sure the battery level indicates that there is enough remaining power for recording. (see page 21) I We recommend that beginners, who are using the camcorder for the first time, switch the EASY mode on. (see page 33) a.
  • Page 24 When Recording stops, STBY should be displayed on the LCD. When a cassette is loaded and the camcorder is left in STANDBY mode for over 5 minutes without being used, it will turn off automatically. To use it again, push the red START/STOP button or set the power switch to OFF and then back to CAMERA.
  • Page 25: Hints For Stable Image Recording

    1. Hold the camcorder firmly with the hand strap. (see page 16) 2. Place your right elbow against your side. 3. Place your left hand under the camcorder to support it. Do not touch the built-in microphone. 4. Choose a comfortable, stable position for the shots.
  • Page 26: Adjusting The Lcd

    ENGLISH Basic Recording Adjusting the LCD ✤ Your camcorder is equipped with a 2.5 inch color Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) screen, which allows you to view recording or playback directly. ✤ Depending on the conditions in which you are using the...
  • Page 27: Adjusting Focus Of The Viewfinder

    00732C SCL901 USA+ESP(20-45) ENGLISH Basic Recording 9. Turn the UP/DOWN dial to adjust the LCD color setting. 10. Press ENTER. I For further adjustment, repeat steps 7, 8, 9. 11. Press the MENU ON/OFF button to end the setting. Notes: I If you do not press a button within 30 seconds, the setting will disappear.
  • Page 28: Playing Back A Tape On The Lcd

    LCD. To stop the PLAYBACK operation, press the button. Note: You can also monitor the picture on a TV screen, after connecting the camcorder to a TV or VCR. (see page 53) 1/14/04 8:37 AM Page 28 Filmación básica Reproducción de la cinta en LCD...
  • Page 29: Adjusting The Lcd During Play

    When you use the LCD Screen while playing back, you can hear sound from the Speaker. ✤ Volume of the Speaker is controlled by the UP/DOWN dial tab on the camcorder. ✤ If you close the LCD Screen, the LCD Screen and Speaker are turned off. ✤...
  • Page 30: Advanced Recording

    00732C SCL901 USA+ESP(20-45) ENGLISH Advanced Recording Zooming In and Out ✤ Zoom works in CAMERA mode only. ✤ Zooming is a recording technique that lets you change the size of the subject in the picture. For more professional looking recordings, do not use the zoom function too often. ✤...
  • Page 31: Digital Zoom

    00732C SCL901 USA+ESP(20-45) ENGLISH Advanced Recording Digital Zoom ✤ Digital Zoom works in CAMERA mode only. ✤ Zooms more than 22x are performed digitally. ✤ The picture quality deteriorates as you go towards the “T” side. ✤ We recommend that you use the DIS (SCL903/L906/L907) fea- ture with the DIGITAL ZOOM for picture stability.
  • Page 32 00732C SCL901 USA+ESP(20-45) ENGLISH Advanced Recording Setting the DIGITAL ZOOM ON/OFF (SCL903/L906/L907 only) ✤ The DIGITAL ZOOM feature is explained on page 31. 1. Set the power switch to CAMERA mode. (see page 18) 2. Press the MENU ON/OFF button. I The MENU list will appear.
  • Page 33: Easy Mode (for Beginners)

    I Battery level, recording mode, counter, date/time, DIS ( ) will be displayed as the camcorder starts to run. I The word “EASY” will appear on the LCD at the same time. However, the Date/Time will only be seen if it has been previously set.
  • Page 34: Custom-creating Your Own Customized Recording Settings

    00732C SCL901 USA+ESP(20-45) ENGLISH Advanced Recording CUSTOM - Creating your own customized recording settings ✤ You can customize the settings and save them for future use. I The CUSTOM function only operates in CAMERA mode. 1. Set the power switch to CAMERA mode. (see page 18) 2.
  • Page 35: Dis (digital Image Stabilizer, Scl903/l906/l907 Only)

    ✤ DIS (Digital Image Stabilizer) is a handshake compensation function that compensates for any shaking or moving of the hand holding the camcorder (within reasonable limits). ✤ It provides more stable pictures when: I Recording in the Zoom In mode...
  • Page 36: Mf/af (manual Focus/auto Focus)

    Manual Focusing ✤ In the following situations, you should 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 37: Blc

    00732C SCL901 USA+ESP(20-45) ENGLISH Advanced Recording 4. Turn the UP/DOWN dial up or down until the object is focused. 5. You will obtain a sharp picture after zooming out. 6. To return to AF(Auto Focus), press the MF button again. Note: The MF function will not operate in EASY mode.
  • Page 38: Program Ae (automatic Exposure)

    00732C SCL901 USA+ESP(20-45) ENGLISH Advanced Recording PROGRAM AE (Automatic Exposure) ✤ The PROGRAM AE function works in the CAMERA mode only. ✤ The PROGRAM AE modes allow you to adjust shutter speeds and aperture to suit different recording conditions. They give you creative control over the depth of the field.
  • Page 39 00732C SCL901 USA+ESP(20-45) ENGLISH Advanced Recording Setting the PROGRAM AE(Automatic Exposure) mode 1. Set the power switch to CAMERA mode. (see page 18) 2. Press the P.AE button, the ( symbol will be displayed. 3. Press the P.AE button until the appropriate symbol is displayed.
  • Page 40: Dse (digital Special Effects) In Camera Mode

    00732C SCL901 USA+ESP(20-45) ENGLISH Advanced Recording DSE (Digital Special Effects) in CAMERA mode ✤ 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.
  • Page 41 00732C SCL901 USA+ESP(20-45) ENGLISH Advanced Recording Selecting and recording DSE effects 1. Set the power switch to CAMERA mode. (see page 18) 2. Press the DSE button, STROBE or SEPIA will be displayed. 3. Keep pressing the DSE button, until the desired mode is displayed.
  • Page 42: Setting And Recording Date/time

    00732C SCL901 USA+ESP(20-45) ENGLISH Advanced Recording Setting and Recording the DATE/TIME ✤ Setting and recording the date/time feature works in the CAMERA mode only. ✤ You can record the date/time on your tapes, so you will know when it was made. The date and time are recorded whenever they are displayed on the viewfinder or LCD.
  • Page 43 4. Press the START/STOP button to record the DATE/TIME on your recording. Notes: I If your date and time settings are not maintained in the camcorder, it means the installed LITHIUM BATTERY is discharged. (see page 17) I You cannot conceal the recorded date or time during playback.
  • Page 44: Selecting And Recording A Title

    ✤ Selecting and recording a TITLE is possible in the CAMERA mode only. ✤ The TITLE feature allows you to select a preset title stored in the camcorder’s memory. ✤ You can also select the language of the titles. Selecting a Title-Language and Setting a Title ✤...
  • Page 45 9. Press ENTER. I The selected title will appear on the screen for 2 ~ 3 seconds and will disappear. At the same time, the camcorder will return to the menu mode. Recording a Title Note: I Make sure that you have selected a TITLE.
  • Page 46: Fade In And Out

    00732C SCL901 USA+ESP(46-70) ENGLISH Advanced Recording Fade In and Out ✤ The FADE function works in CAMERA mode only. ✤ You can give your films a professional look by using special effects such as fading in and out at the beginning or end of a sequence.
  • Page 47: Snap Shot (scl903/l906/l907 Only)

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording Snap Shot (SCL903/L906/L907 only) ✤ With the SNAP SHOT feature, your camcorder functions like a regular film camera, allowing you to take single still pictures. The SNAP SHOT function operates in the CAMERA mode. 1. Set the power switch to CAMERA mode.
  • Page 48: White Balance

    00732C SCL901 USA+ESP(46-70) ENGLISH Advanced Recording White Balance ✤ WHITE BALANCE is a recording function that preserves the unique color of the object in any recording condition. ✤ You may select the appropriate WHITE BALANCE mode to obtain good color quality of the image. AUTO: This mode is generally used to control the WHITE BALANCE automatically.
  • Page 49: Selecting The Osd Language

    00732C SCL901 USA+ESP(46-70) ENGLISH Advanced Recording Selecting the OSD LANGUAGE 1. Press the MENU ON/OFF button. I The MENU list will appear. 2. Turn the UP/DOWN dial to LANGUAGE and press the ENTER button. 3. Turn the UP/DOWN dial to select the appropriate language.
  • Page 50: 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 DEMO function is only available in CAMERA mode when a tape is not in the camcorder.
  • Page 51: Setting The Date/title Color

    00732C SCL901 USA+ESP(46-70) ENGLISH Advanced Recording Setting the Date/Title Color 1. Set the power switch to CAMERA mode. (see page 18) 2. Press the MENU ON/OFF button. I The MENU list will appear. 3. Turn the UP/DOWN dial to D/TITLE COLOR...WHITE. 4.
  • Page 52: Lighting Techniques

    00732C SCL901 USA+ESP(46-70) ENGLISH Advanced Recording Lighting Techniques ✤ When you use your camcorder, there are only two possible recording environments. You will be recording outdoors (Normal recording or through an ND(Neutral Density) filter). You will be recording indoors (Video light recommended or required).
  • Page 53: Playing Back A Tape

    I The yellow plug: Video I The white plug: Audio(L)-Mono Connecting to a TV which has no Audio and Video input jack ✤ You can connect your camcorder to a TV through a VCR. I Set the input selector on the VCR to LINE.
  • Page 54 Page 54 Reproducir una cinta Notas: I SCL901/L903/L906/L907 disponen de un sistema de audio monaural. Si su televisor o reproductor de vídeo disponen de un sistema de audio estéreo, conecte el cable audio a la entrada “L” del televisor o del reproductor de vídeo.
  • Page 55: Various Functions In Player Mode

    (PLAY/STILL) button during playback. To resume playback, press (PLAY/STILL) button again. Note: Your camcorder will automatically stop if it is left for more than 5 minutes in STILL mode without operation in order to prevent tape and head-drum wear. To locate a scene (picture search)
  • Page 56: Adjusting The Lcd

    PLAYER instead of CAMERA. Please refer to pages 40 and 41. Note: The STROBE, NEG., MIRROR, MOSAIC, CINEMA and 16:9(WIDE) effects will not operate when your camcorder is in PLAYER mode. ✤ Pressing the DSE button will scroll through the available settings.
  • Page 57: Multi Playback (using A Pal60 System)

    Playing back a Tape Multi Playback (using a PAL60 System) ✤ This Camcorder can convert an NTSC tape recorded in the SP mode to the “PAL60” format, allowing you to view it on a PAL TV which has Vertical sync adjustment circuitry for 60Hz.
  • Page 58: Usb Interface (scl907 Only)

    PC without additional add-on cards via a USB connection. ✤ If you transfer data to a PC, you need to install the software (Driver, Editing software) supplied with the camcorder. System Requirements I CPU : Intel ®...
  • Page 59: Installing Usb Media 2.0 Program

    00732C SCL901 USA+ESP(46-70) ENGLISH USB interface (SCL907 only) Installing USB Media 2.0 Program ✤ Do not connect the camcorder to PC before installing the program. ✤ If another camera or scanner is connected, please disconnect it in advance. ✤ This explanation is based on Windows How to install the program 1.
  • Page 60 4. La ventana que aparece a continuación muestra la carpeta de instalación del programa. El programa se instala por defecto en la siguiente carpeta: C:\Archivos de programa\ Samsung\USB Media 2.0 Haga clic en para cambiar de carpeta. 5. Conecte la videocámara al ordenador.
  • Page 61 Notes: I If you disconnect the USB cable from the PC or the camcorder while transferring, the data transmission will stop and the data may be damaged. I If you connect the USB cable to a PC via a USB HUB or simultaneously connect the USB cable along with other USB devices, the camcorder may not work properly.
  • Page 62: Cleaning And Taking Care Of The Camcorder

    2. Keep the camcorder in a ventilated, dry and warm place. 3. Do not keep the camcorder in a place where the temperature often changes, such as in a car. 4. Keep the camcorder in a stable place.
  • Page 63: Using Your Camcorder Abroad

    I You can view your recording on the LCD or viewfinder. However, to view a recording on a television or to make a copy to a video cassette recorder, the television or VCR must be NTSC: SCL901/L903/L906/L907 - compatible and have the appropriate audio/video jacks. ✜ PAL-compatible area...
  • Page 64: Troubleshooting

    TAPE! slow the camcorder. the tape is protected If you want to record, slow PROTECTION! from recording. D.EMG slow the camcorder has C.EMG some mechanical R.EMG fault. L.EMG moisture condensation see page 67. slow has formed in the camcorder.
  • Page 65: Checking

    I The model and serial number marked on the bottom of the camcorder. I Your warranty, if applicable. ✤ Then contact your nearest Samsung authorized service center. Symptom Explanation/Solution N Check the battery pack (see page 19) You cannot switch the camcorder on.
  • Page 66 The contrast between the subject when you record a bright and the background is too great for subject against a dark the camcorder to operate normally. background (candle flame, Make the background bright to for example). reduce the contrast or use the BLC function while you are recording.
  • Page 67: Moisture Condensation

    ENGLISH 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 68: Specifications

    00732C SCL901 USA+ESP(46-70) ENGLISH Specifications ✤ The design and technical specifications may be changed without notice. System SCL901/L903/L906/L907 Recording system Video: 2 rotary heads Helical scanning FM Audio: FM monaural system Video signal NTSC color, EIA standard Usable cassette Hi8 or 8mm Tape speed SP: 14.345 mm/sec...
  • Page 69: Index

    00732C SCL901 USA+ESP(46-70) ENGLISH Index - A - ABROAD ...63 EASY ...33 AC POWER ADAPTER...18 EJECT ...22 ADJUSTING...26 ENTER ...26 AF ...36 EXTERNAL MIC ...68 AUDIO ...53 AUTO FOCUSING...36 AUTO MODE ...38 FADE IN ...46 AUTO POWER OFF ...24 FADE OUT ...46 FAR ...36 - B - FF (FAST FORWARD) ...55...
  • Page 70 00732C SCL901 USA+ESP(46-70) ENGLISH Index - O - STANDBY...18 START/STOP ...23 OPERATION MODE...13 STILL...55 OSD ...12 STOP ...54 STROBE...40 - P - SYSTEM...68 S-VIDEO ...54 PLAY ...54 PLAYER...54 PORTRAIT MODE...38 POWER CONSUMPTION ..68 TAPE COUNTER...13 POWER REQUIREMENT...68 TAPE EJECT...22 POWER SWITCH...18 TAPE END...64 PROGRAM AE...38 TIME...42...
  • Page 71 00732C SCL901 USA+ESP(1-19) ENGLISH THIS CAMCORDER IS MANUFACTURED BY: ELECTRONICS *Samsung Electronics’ Internet Home Page United States http://www.samsungusa.com United Kingdom http://www.samsungelectronics.co.uk France http://www.samsung.fr Australia http://www.samsung.com.au Germany http://www.samsung.de Sweden http://www.samsung.se Poland http://www.samsung.com.pl Canada http://www.samsungcanada.com Panama http://www.samsung-panama.com Spain http://www.samsung.es 1/14/04 8:37 AM Page 100 ESTA VIDEOCÁMARA HA SIDO FABRICADA POR:...

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