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Samsung SC-DC164 Owner's Instruction Manual

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DVD Camcorder

SC-DC163/DC164/DC165
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.
US PATENT 4415844
Use only approved battery packs.
Otherwise, there is a danger of overheating, fire or explosion.
Samsung is not responsible for problems occurring due to
using unapproved batteries.
ENGLISH
DVD+ReWritable
DVD+R DL

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  • Page 1: Dvd Camcorder

    US PATENT 4415844 Use only approved battery packs. Otherwise, there is a danger of overheating, fire or explosion. Samsung is not responsible for problems occurring due to using unapproved batteries. ENGLISH DVD+ReWritable DVD+R DL...
  • Page 2: Notices And Safety Instructions

    ENGLISH Notices and Safety Instructions Safety Instructions Shock Hazard Marking and Associated Graphical Symbols CAUTION RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN Explanation of Safety Related Symbols CAUTION RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).
  • Page 3 Never place your CAMCORDER on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface: on or near a radiator or heat register. This CAMCORDER should not be placed in a built-in installation such as a bookcase or rack unless proper ventilation is provided or the manufacturer’s instructions have...
  • Page 4 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 5 DISPOSED OF ACCORDING TO LOCAL, STATE OR FEDERAL LAWS. For details see lamprecycle.org, eiae.org, or call 1-800-Samsung (7267864) NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Front & Left View ... 14 Left Side View ... 15 Right & Top View ... 16 Rear & Bottom View ... 17 Remote Control (SC-DC164/DC165 only) ... 18 Preparation ...19 Using the Hand Strap & Lens Cover ... 19 Lithium Battery Installation ... 20 Using the Lithium Ion Battery Pack ...
  • Page 7 Setting the 16:9 Wide mode (16:9 Wide) ... 59 Setting the Digital Image Stabilizer (DIS) ... 60 Zooming In and Out with Digital Zoom (Digital Zoom) ... 61 DVD Camcorder: What’s Title List and Playlist ...62 What’s a Title List? ... 62 What’s a Playlist? ... 62 DVD Camcorder: Title List ...63...
  • Page 8 Ulead Video Studio ...115 Connecting to a PC ...116 Disconnecting the USB Cable ...116 Using the PC Camera Function ...117 Using the USB Streaming Function ...118 Using the removable Disk Function ...118 Maintenance ... 119 Using Your DVD Camcorder Abroad ...119...
  • Page 9 Contents Troubleshooting ...120 Troubleshooting ... 120 Setting menu items ... 125 Specifications ...127 Index ...128 Warranty (SEA users only) ...129 ENGLISH...
  • Page 10: Notes And Safety Instructions

    LCD Screen. These dots are normal and do not affect the recorded picture in any way. 3. Do not pick up the DVD Camcorder by holding the Viewfinder, LCD Screen or Battery Pack. 4. Applying excessive force to the Viewfinder may damage it.
  • Page 11 Notes and Safety Instructions Notes regarding the Disc Cleaning and Handling  Take care not to touch the recording side (the rainbow colored side) of the disc with fingers. Discs contaminated by fingerprints or foreign substances may not play properly. ...
  • Page 12  Do not leave the DVD Camcorder exposed to high temperatures (above 60 °C or 140 °F). For example, in a parked car in the sun or exposed to direct sunlight.  Do not let the DVD Camcorder get wet. Keep the DVD Camcorder away from rain, sea water, and any other form of moisture.
  • Page 13: Getting To Know Your Dvd Camcorder

    DVD-VIDEO Title Production with 3 1/2inch (8cm) DVD- RW/+RW/DVD-R/+R DL(Dual Layer) discs.  High Power Zoom Lens Offers you 30x (SC-DC163 only), 33x (SC-DC164/DC165 only) High Power Zoom Lens.  USB Interface for Digital Image Data Transfer You can transfer images to a PC using the USB interface without an add-on card.
  • Page 14: About Disc

     Floppy Disk, MO, MD, iD, LD Notes  We are not responsible for the life span of the recording based on the quality of the disc in the DVD Camcorder and how long the data can be kept.  You may not be able to play discs recorded from a PC or DVD recorder. When such a case occurs, the message, Bad Disc! may be displayed.
  • Page 15: Disc Type Description

    Getting to Know Your DVD Camcorder Disc Type Description Disc Type Mode Capacity Formatting a new disc page 41  Recording page 43 Rewrite Playback on other DVD Players  (Finalize ) page 86  Playback on other DVD Recorders page 86...
  • Page 16: How To Use The Dvd Camcorder Easily

    Getting to Know Your DVD Camcorder How to use the DVD Camcorder easily You can record any desired image and edit and playback the disc on a DVD Camcorder, most DVD players, and PCs after finalizing the disc. Step 1 Inserting and Formatting a Disc Selecting the desired disc and disc formatting page 41...
  • Page 17: Accessories Supplied With The Dvd Camcorder

    Getting to Know Your DVD Camcorder Accessories Supplied with the DVD Camcorder Make sure that the following basic accessories are supplied with your DVD Camcorder. Basic Accessories 1. Lithium Ion Battery Pack (SB-LSM80) 2. AC Power Adapter (AA-E8 TYPE) 3. AC Cord 4.
  • Page 18: Front & Left View

    6. Internal MIC 1. ACCESS Indicator page 40 2. OPEN Switch page 40 3. Lens 4. LED LIGHT (SC-DC165 only) page 49 5. Remote Sensor (SC-DC164/DC165 only) 6. Internal MIC 7. QUICK MENU Button 8. Joystick (Up/Down/Left/Right/OK) 9. EASY.Q Button 10.
  • Page 19: Left Side View

    Getting to Know Your DVD Camcorder Left Side View 1. MENU Button 2. DISPLAY Button 3. Mode Switch (DISC/CARD) 4. Built-In Speaker 5. MF/AF/MULTI DISP. button 6. C.NITE/LED LIGHT (SC-DC165 only) 6. COLOR NITE (SC-DC163/DC164 only) 1. MENU Button 2. DISPLAY page 29 3.
  • Page 20: Right & Top View

    ENGLISH Getting to Know Your DVD Camcorder Right & Top View 1. PHOTO Button 2. Focus Adjustment Knob 3. Viewfinder 4. External MIC Jack 5. Power Switch 6. Start/Stop Button 1. PHOTO Button page 97 2. Focus Adjustment Knob page 38 3.
  • Page 21: Rear & Bottom View

    ENGLISH Getting to Know Your DVD Camcorder Rear & Bottom View 2. Tripod Receptacle 3. Memory Card Slot 4. Battery Release switch 1. Lithium Battery Cover 5. Hand Strap Hook 1. Lithium Battery Cover Usable Memory Cards 2. Tripod Receptacle 3.
  • Page 22: Remote Control (sc-dc164/dc165 Only)

    ENGLISH Getting to Know Your DVD Camcorder Remote Control (SC-DC164/DC165 only) 1. START/STOP 2. DISPLAY 3. /(Skip) 4.  (Stop) 5.   (Play/Still) 6. MENU 7. Up( )/Down( )/Left( )/Right( )/OK 1. START/STOP 2. DISPLAY page 29 3. /(Skip) 4.
  • Page 23: Preparation

    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 DVD Camcorder in a stable, comfortable position. Press the [Zoom] lever and [Start/Stop] button without having to change the position of your hand.
  • Page 24: Lithium Battery Installation

    2. The Lithium Battery for the DVD 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 12:00 AM JAN.01.2006 when you set the Date/Time to On.
  • Page 25: Using The Lithium Ion Battery Pack

    Cord to a wall socket. 4. Open the LCD Screen and Jack Cover. 5. Connect the DC cable to the DC IN jack on the DVD Camcorder. The charging indicator will start to blink, showing that the Battery is charging.
  • Page 26 The type and capacity of the Battery Pack you are using. Ambient temperature. How often the Zoom function is used. Type of use (DVD Camcorder/Camera/With LCD Screen etc.). It is recommended that you have several batteries available. SB-LSM160 (Option) Approx. 3hr...
  • Page 27: Battery Level Display

    40~80% used d. 80~95% used e. Completely used (Blinking) (The DVD Camcorder will turn off soon, change the battery as soon as possible.) The Finalize/Format functions are not available at battery level ‘d’ and ‘e’  At battery level ‘d’...
  • Page 28: Maintaining The Battery Pack

     To preserve battery power, keep your DVD Camcorder turned off when you are not operating it.  If your DVD Camcorder is in Camera Mode, and it is left in STBY mode without being operated for more than 5 minutes with a disc inserted, it will automatically turn itself off to protect against unnecessary battery discharge.
  • Page 29: Connecting A Power Source

    - The Battery Pack: used for outdoor recording. Using a Household Power Source Connect to a household power source to use the DVD Camcorder without worrying about the battery power. You can keep the Battery Pack attached; the battery power will not be consumed.
  • Page 31: Using The Quick Menu

    STBY 0:00:00 - RW 20 min Program AE White Balance Outdoor Digital Effect Shutter Exposure Q.MENU Exit STBY 20 min <When the White Balance option in Camera mode was selected.>...
  • Page 32: Osd (on Screen Display) In Camera Mode/player Mode

    8. Exposure page 51  9. Date/Time page 37 10. Color Nite pages 48~49  11. USB page 113 12. Remote page 31 (SC-DC164/DC165 only) 13. Wind Cut page 50 14. BLC (Back Light Compensation) page 47 15. LED LIGHT page 49 (SC-DC165 only) 16.
  • Page 33: Osd (on Screen Display) In M.cam Mode/m.player Mode

    Preparation OSD (On Screen Display) in M.Cam Mode/M.Player Mode 1. Photo Quality page 95 2. CARD (Memory Card) Indicator 3. Image Counter (Total number of recordable photo images) 4. Slide Show page 99 5. Erase Protection Indicator page 100 6. Print Mark page 107 7.
  • Page 34: Initial Setting : System Menu Setting

    ENGLISH Initial Setting : System Menu Setting Setting the Clock (Clock Set)  Clock setup works in Camera Mode/Player Mode/M.Cam Mode/M.Player Mode. page 26  The date/time is automatically recorded onto a disc. Before recording, please set the date/time. 1. Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC] or [CARD]. 2.
  • Page 35: Setting The Wireless Remote Control Acceptance (remote) (sc-dc164/dc165 Only)

     The Remote function works in Camera Mode/Player Mode/M.Cam Mode/M.Player Mode. page 26  The Remote function allows you to enable or disable the remote control for use with the DVD Camcorder. 1. Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC] or [CARD].
  • Page 36: Setting The Beep Sound (beep Sound)

    ENGLISH Initial Setting : System Menu Setting Setting the Beep Sound (Beep Sound)  The Beep Sound function works in Camera Mode/Player Mode/M.Cam Mode/M.Player Mode. page 26  You can turn the Beep Sound on or off, when on, each press of a button sounds a beep. 1.
  • Page 37: Setting The Shutter Sound (shutter Sound)

    Initial Setting : System Menu Setting Setting the Shutter Sound (Shutter Sound)  The Shutter Sound function works only in M.Cam Mode. page 26  You can turn the Shutter Sound on or off, when on, with each press of the [PHOTO] button the Shutter will sound. 1.
  • Page 38: Selecting The Osd Language (language)

    ENGLISH Initial Setting : System Menu Setting Selecting the OSD Language (Language)  The Language function works in Camera Mode/Player Mode/M.Cam Mode/M.Player Mode. page 26  You can select the desired language to display the menu screen and the messages. 1.
  • Page 39: Viewing The Demonstration (demonstration)

     Before you begin: Make Sure that there is no disc inserted in the DVD Camcorder. page 40  Demonstration automatically shows you the major functions that are included with your DVD Camcorder so that you may use them more easily.
  • Page 40: Initial Setting : Display Menu Setting

     Adjusting the LCD Screen works in Camera Mode/Player Mode/M.Cam Mode/M.Player Mode. page 26  Your DVD Camcorder is equipped with a 2.5 inch (SC-DC163) / 2.7 inch wide (SC-DC164/DC165) color Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) Screen, which enables you to view what you are recording or playing back directly.
  • Page 41: Displaying The Date/time (date/time)

     The Date/Time will read 12:00 AM JAN.01.2006 in the following conditions. - During playback of a blank section of a disc. - If the disc was recorded before setting the Date/Time in the DVD Camcorder. - When the Lithium Battery becomes weak or dead.
  • Page 42: Dvd Camcorder: Before Recording

    ENGLISH DVD Camcorder: Before Recording Using the Viewfinder  In the [ (Camera)] or [ (Player)] mode, the Viewfinder will work when the LCD Screen is closed. Adjusting the Focus The focus adjustment knob of the Viewfinder enables individuals with vision problems to see clearer images.
  • Page 43: Various Recording Techniques

    In circumstances where it is difficult to use the LCD Screen, the Viewfinder can be used as a convenient alternative. 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 DVD Camcorder. ENGLISH...
  • Page 45 Differences between Video and VR mode VR (VR Mode) : You can edit the disc on a DVD Camcorder, but Move the [Joystick] left or right to select <Video> or <VR>, then press [Joystick(OK)].  Please refer to Page 11 for applications by mode.
  • Page 46: Selecting The Record Mode (rec Mode)

     The Record Mode function works in both Camera Mode and Player Mode. page 26  This DVD Camcorder can film in the XP (extra play), the SP (standard play) and the LP (long play) modes. The SP mode is set as the factory default.
  • Page 47: Dvd Camcorder: Basic Recording

    DVD Camcorder: Basic Recording Making your First Recording 1. Connect a power source to the DVD Camcorder. pages 21, 25  (A Battery Pack or a AC Power adapter)  Insert a disc. page 40 2. Remove the Lens Cover.
  • Page 48: Recording With Ease For Beginners (easy.q Mode)

    STBY 20 min...
  • Page 49: Using External Microphone

    Using External Microphone Connect external microphone (not supplied) to the external microphone jack of this DVD Camcorder. Clearer sound can be recorded. Zooming In and Out  The Zoom function works in both Camera Mode and M.Cam Mode. page 26 ...
  • Page 50: Using The Fade In And Out (fade)

    ENGLISH DVD Camcorder: Basic Recording Using the Fade In and Out (FADE)  The Fade function works only in Camera Mode. page 26  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 51: Using Back Light Compensation Mode (blc)

    STBY 20 min...
  • Page 52: Using The Color Nite

    <SC-DC163/DC164 only> <SC-DC165 only> STBY Color N.1/30...
  • Page 53: Using The Led Light (sc-dc165 Only)

     Do not touch it while in operation or soon after turning it off, otherwise serious injury may result.  Do not place the DVD Camcorder into the carrying case immediately after using the LED LIGHT, since it remains extremely hot for some time.
  • Page 54: Cutting Off Wind Noise (wind Cut)

    Camera Mode ►Record Rec Mode ►SP Wind Cut ►Off Move Select MENU Exit Camera Mode ►Record Rec Mode Wind Cut Move Select MENU Exit STBY 20 min...
  • Page 55: Dvd Camcorder: Advanced Recording

    first.  The image may not seem as smooth when a high Shutter Speed is set.  The DVD Camcorder returns to the auto shutter and auto exposure settings when you change to the EASY.Q mode.
  • Page 56: Auto Focus / Manual Focus

    3 3 4 STBY 20 min...
  • Page 57: Programmed Automatic Exposure Modes (program Ae)

    STBY...
  • Page 58 Camera Mode ►Camera Program AE ►Auto White Balance ►Auto Digital Effect ►Off 16:9 Wide ►Off ►Off Digital Zoom ►Off Move Select MENU Exit Camera Mode ►Camera Program AE Auto White Balance Sports Digital Effect Portrait 16:9 Wide Spotlight Sand/Snow Digital Zoom High Speed Move Select...
  • Page 59: Setting The White Balance (white Balance)

    Camera Mode ►Camera Program AE ►Auto White Balance ►Auto Digital Effect ►Off 16:9 Wide ►Off ►Off Digital Zoom ►Off Move Select MENU Exit Camera Mode ►Camera Program AE White Balance Auto Digital Effect Indoor 16:9 Wide Outdoor Custom WB Digital Zoom MENU Move Select...
  • Page 60 Camera Mode ►Camera Program AE White Balance Auto Digital Effect Indoor 16:9 Wide Outdoor Custom WB Digital Zoom MENU Move Select Exit STBY 20 min...
  • Page 61: Applying Digital Effects (digital Effect)

    DVD Camcorder: Advanced Recording Applying Digital Effects (Digital Effect)  The Digital Effect function works only in Camera Mode. page 26  The Digital Effects enable you to give a creative look to your recording.  Select the appropriate Digital Effect for the type of picture that you wish to record and the effect you wish to create.
  • Page 62: Selecting The Digital Effects

    ENGLISH DVD Camcorder: Advanced Recording Selecting the Digital Effects 1. Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC]. 2. Set the [Power] switch to [ (Camera)]. 3. Press the [MENU] button.  The menu list will appear. 4. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Camera>, then press the [Joystick(OK)].
  • Page 63: Setting The 16:9 Wide Mode (16:9 Wide)

    DVD Camcorder: Advanced Recording Setting the 16:9 Wide mode (16:9 Wide)  The 16:9 Wide function works only in Camera Mode. page 26  Select to record a picture to be played back on a 16:9 Wide TV. 1. Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC].
  • Page 64: Setting The Digital Image Stabilizer (dis)

    ENGLISH DVD Camcorder: Advanced Recording Setting the Digital Image Stabilizer (DIS)  The DIS function works only in Camera Mode. page 26  DIS (Digital Image Stabilizer) is a function that compensates for any shaking or hand movement while holding the DVD Camcorder (within reasonable limits).
  • Page 65: Zooming In And Out With Digital Zoom (digital Zoom)

    Camera Mode ►Camera Program AE ►Auto White Balance ►Auto Digital Effect ►Off 16:9 Wide ►Off ►Off Digital Zoom ►Off Move Select MENU Exit Camera Mode ►Camera Program AE White Balance Digital Effect 100x 16:9 Wide 200x 400x 1200x Digital Zoom Move Select MENU...
  • Page 66: Dvd Camcorder: What's Title List And Playlist

    ENGLISH DVD Camcorder: What’s Title List and Playlist What’s a Title List?  The Title List displays multiple titles (scenes) that have been recorded.  A title is created between the points where you start and stop a recording. Once deleted, you cannot recover the title again.
  • Page 67: Dvd Camcorder: Title List

    You can fi nd the desired scene quickly using this convenient index. If the LCD is closed, you can view the recording through the viewfi nder. Use the Playback related buttons on the DVD Camcorder or on the remote control. page 64 1. Insert the disc you want to view.
  • Page 69 ENGLISH DVD Camcorder: Title List Slow Playback (Forward/Reverse) (SC-DC164/DC165 only) Forward Slow Playback  Press the [|  ] button on the remote control during playback. - To resume normal playback, press the [  ] button.
  • Page 70: Zooming During Playback (pb Zoom)

    ► 0:00:00 - RW PB ZOOM 2.0x...
  • Page 71: Renaming A Title (title Name)

    DVD Camcorder: Title List Renaming a Title (Title Name)  Title Name function works only in Player Mode. page 26  The recording date automatically becomes the title name if date had been set in the system menu. page 37 You can change the recording date to any desired title name.
  • Page 72: Title Information (title Info)

    ENGLISH DVD Camcorder: Title List Title Information (Title Info) DVD-RW/+RW/-R/+R DL  Title Info function works only in Player Mode. page 26  It shows you the title information.  You can view the Title name, Protect, Rec Date, Length, Rec Mode and Disc Format.
  • Page 73: Protecting A Title (protect)

    DVD Camcorder: Title List Protecting a Title (Protect) DVD -RW/+RW/+R DL  Protect function works only in Player Mode. page 26  You can set protection for a title so that the title cannot be deleted. 1. Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC].
  • Page 74: Deleting A Title (delete)

    ENGLISH DVD Camcorder: Title List Deleting a Title (Delete) DVD -RW/+RW/+R DL  Delete function works only in Player Mode. page 26  Individual or All Title scenes can be deleted. 1. Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC]. 2. Set the [Power] switch to [ (Player)].
  • Page 75: Deleting A Section Of A Title (partial Delete)

    DVD Camcorder: Title List Deleting a Section of a Title (Partial Delete)  Partial Delete function works only in Player Mode. page 26  A Title scene can be partially deleted.  The editing function only works on a DVD-RW (VR Mode).
  • Page 76: Creating A New Playlist (new Playlist)

    Playlist...
  • Page 77: Dvd Camcorder: Playlist

    DVD Camcorder: Playlist Renaming a Playlist (Playlist Name)  Playlist Name function works only in Player Mode. page 26  The recording date automatically becomes the title name if date had been set in the system menu. You can change the recording date to any desired title name.
  • Page 78: Playing The Playlist

    Title List 01/01/2006 [1/9] Previous Page Next Page Playlist Flower [1/7] Previous Page Next Page...
  • Page 79: Playlist Information (playlist Info)

    DVD Camcorder: Playlist Playlist Information (Playlist Info)  Playlist Info function works only in Player Mode. page 26  It shows you the Playlist information. You can view the Playlist Name, Protect, Rec Date, Length, Rec Mode and Disc Format.
  • Page 80: Deleting A Playlist (delete)

    ENGLISH DVD Camcorder: Playlist Deleting a Playlist (Delete) DVD-RW(VR mode)  Delete function works only in Player Mode. page 26  Individual or all undesired playlists can be deleted.  The editing function only works on a DVD-RW (VR Mode). You should format the DVD-RW to VR Mode before recording.
  • Page 81: Adding Scenes To Playlist (edit Playlist-add)

    DVD Camcorder: Playlist Adding Scenes to Playlist (Edit Playlist-Add)  This function works only in Player Mode. page 26  You can add more scenes in an existing Playlist.  The editing function only works on a DVD-RW (VR Mode). You should format the DVD-RW to VR Mode before recording.
  • Page 82: Changing The Order Of Scene Playing Within A Playlist (edit Playlist-move)

    ENGLISH DVD Camcorder: Playlist Changing the Order of Scene Playing within a Playlist (Edit Playlist-Move)  This function works only in Player Mode. page 26  You can change the order of scene playing within a Playlist.  The editing function only works on a DVD-RW (VR Mode). You should format the DVD-RW to VR Mode before recording.
  • Page 83: Deleting Scenes From Playlist (edit Playlist-delete)

    DVD Camcorder: Playlist Deleting Scenes from Playlist (Edit Playlist-Delete)  This function works only in Player Mode. page 26  You can delete the scenes from a Playlist.  The editing function only works on a DVD-RW (VR Mode). You should format the DVD-RW to VR Mode before recording.
  • Page 84: Deleting A Section Of A Playlist (edit Playlist - Partial Delete)

    ENGLISH DVD Camcorder: Playlist Deleting a Section of a Playlist (Edit Playlist - Partial Delete)  This function works only in Player Mode. page 26  Your can delete a part from a Playlist.  The editing function only works on a DVD-RW (VR Mode). You should format the DVD-RW to VR Mode before recording.
  • Page 85 DVD Camcorder: Playlist 10. Press the [/] or [  ] to search the starting point of deletion. 11. Press the [  ] button to pause the screen at the starting point of deletion, then press the [Joystick(OK)].  The <End> will be highlighted.
  • Page 86: Dvd Camcorder: Disc Manager

    ENGLISH DVD Camcorder: Disc Manager Disc Information (Disc Info) DVD-RW/+RW/-R/+R DL  This function works in both Camera Mode and Player Mode. page 26  It provides disc information. 1. Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC]. 2. Set the [Power] switch to [ (Camera)] or [ 3.
  • Page 87: Editing The Disc Name (disc Info-rename)

    DVD Camcorder: Disc Manager Editing the Disc Name (Disc Info-Rename)  This function works in both Camera Mode and Player Mode. page 26  You can specify a disc name. 1. Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC]. 2. Set the [Power] switch to [ (Camera)] or [ 3.
  • Page 88: Formatting A Disc (disc Format)

    Video (Video Mode) If the disc has been finalized, it enables the disc to be played back on other DVD Players/Recorders. VR (VR Mode) You can edit the disc on a DVD Camcorder, but playback is only possible on DVD Recorder.  Refer to page 12 for Finalized disc compatibility.
  • Page 89: Finalizing A Disc (disc Finalize)

     Playback is not guaranteed in all DVD Players/Recorders. For compatibility details, refer to your DVD Players/Recorders owner’s manual.  Once the DVD-R/+R DL disc is finalized, you cannot re-record it in the DVD Camcorder.  You may play back DVD+RW discs on other devices without finalizing them.
  • Page 90: Playing Back On A Pc With Dvd Drive

    ENGLISH DVD Camcorder: Disc Manager Playing Back on a PC with DVD drive  The DVD disc can be played on a PC with a DVD running media (DVD drive). 1. Turn on your PC. 2. Insert a finalized disc into the DVD drive of the PC.
  • Page 91: Unfinalizing A Disc (disc Unfinalize)

    DVD Camcorder: Disc Manager Unfinalizing a Disc (Disc Unfinalize)  This function works only in Camera Mode. page 26  If a DVD-RW disc had been finalized in the VR mode or Video mode, you can unfinalize the disc for further recording.
  • Page 92: Dvd Camcorder: Connection

    6. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <AV In>, <S-Video In> or <Out>, then press the [Joystick(OK)].  If you want to see the DVD Camcorder picture with a TV, set <AV In/Out> menu to <Out>. 7. To exit, press the [MENU] button.
  • Page 93: Viewing Recordings On Tv

     Even if you use an S-Video connector, you need to connect an audio cable.  If you connect the cable to the AV/S jack, you will hear sound from the DVD Camcorder’s speakers.  If only a mono audio input is available on the TV set, use the audio cable with the white jack (Audio L).
  • Page 94 DVD Camcorder: Connection Connecting to a TV which has no Audio/Video Input Jacks  You can connect your DVD Camcorder to a TV through a VCR. 1. Connect the DVD Camcorder to your VCR with the Multi-AV cable.  The yellow jack: Video ...
  • Page 95: Copying A Disc Onto A Tape

     The copying function works only in Player Mode. page 26  Connect your DVD Camcorder to a VCR using the AV/S jack to dub the recording from a disc onto a VCR tape. 1. Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC].
  • Page 96: Recording (copying) A Tv Program Or Video Tape Onto A Disc (sc-dc165 Only)

     The Recording (Copying) function works only in Player Mode. page 26  Connect your DVD Camcorder to a VCR or a TV using the AV/S jack to record a TV program or copy a video tape to a disc.
  • Page 97: Digital Still Camera Mode

    Using a Memory Card (Usable Memory Card) (not supplied)  The Memory Card stores and manages Photo/Moving images recorded by the DVD Camcorder.  Before inserting or ejecting the Memory Card, set the [Power] switch to [Off] and open the LCD Screen.
  • Page 98: Structure Of Folders And Files On The Memory Card

     Do not bend, drop or apply strong shock to Memory Card.  After removing the Memory Card from the DVD Camcorder, keep it in a soft case to prevent static shock.  The data stored on the Memory Card may be changed or lost as a result of misuse, static electricity, electric noise or repair.
  • Page 99: Selecting The Photo Quality (photo Quality)

    M.Cam Mode ►Memory Photo Quality ►Super Fine File No. ►Series Move Select MENU Exit M.Cam Mode ►Memory Photo Quality Super Fine File No. Fine Normal Move Select MENU Exit 1 min...
  • Page 100: Setting The File Number (file No.)

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode Setting the File Number (File No.)  File Number setting works only in M.Cam Mode. page 26  File Numbers are given to images in the order they were recorded when they are stored on the Memory Card. ...
  • Page 104: Protection From Accidental Erasure (protect)

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode Protection from accidental Erasure (Protect)  The Protect function works only in M.Player Mode. page 26  You can protect important images from accidental erasure. If you execute format, all images including protected images will be erased. 1.
  • Page 105: Deleting Photo Images And Moving Images (delete)

    Digital Still Camera Mode Deleting Photo Images and Moving Images (Delete)  The Delete function works only in M.Player Mode. page 26  You can erase the photo images and moving images recorded on the Memory Card.  If you want to delete protected images, you must first deactivate the image protection. ...
  • Page 106 ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode Deleting All Images at Once Steps from 1 to 5 are the same as described in p.102. 6. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Delete All>, then press the [Joystick(OK)].  A message <Delete all?> is displayed. 7.
  • Page 107: Formatting The Memory Card (format)

    Digital Still Camera Mode Formatting the Memory Card (Format)  The Format function works only in M.Player Mode. page 26  You can use the Format functions to completely Delete All images and options on the Memory Card, including protected images. ...
  • Page 108: Recording Moving Images (mpeg) On The Memory Card

    Approx. 16min Notes  The DVD Camcorder supports memory cards ranging up to 2GB.  Recording time is limited to one minute if 16MB memory card (or less) is used.  Moving images that you recorded are saved in *.avi (avi 1.0) file format on the Memory Card.
  • Page 111: Marking Images For Printing (print Mark)

    Photo 100-0001 [1/10] Previous Page Next Page Photo 100-0001 [1/10]...
  • Page 112: Removing The Print Mark

     If the Print Mark is set to All Files, you can set the number of copies to 1.  The All Files option may require extended operation time depending on the number of stored images.  DPOF supporting printers are commercially available.  Use the USB cable provided with the DVD Camcorder.
  • Page 113: Pictbridge

    Memory Card directly to the printer with a few simple operations.  With the PictBridge Support, you can control the printer directly through your DVD Camcorder in order to print out stored pictures. For direct printing of your stored pictures using the PictBridge function, you must connect your DVD Camcorder to a PictBridge printer using a USB cable.
  • Page 114: Setting The Number Of Prints

     PictBridge supporting printers are commercially available.  Use the USB cable provided with the DVD Camcorder.  Use the AC power adapter for your DVD Camcorder during PictBridge Direct Printing. Turning your DVD Camcorder off during printing might damage data on the Memory Card.
  • Page 115: Usb Interface

    Transferring a Digital Image through a USB Connection  The DVD Camcorder supports both USB 1.1 and 2.0 standards. (Depends on the PC specification)  You can transfer a recorded file in memory Card to a PC via a USB connection.
  • Page 116  USB Streaming requires Video Codec, DV Driver and DirectX 9.0.  If you disconnect the USB cable from the PC or the DVD Camcorder during the data transfer, the data transfer will stop and the data may be damaged.
  • Page 117: Selecting The Usb Device (usb Connect)

     The USB Connect function works only in M.Player Mode. page 26  Using the USB cable, you can connect your DVD Camcorder to a computer to copy your moving images and photo images from the Memory Card, or to a printer to print your images.
  • Page 118: Installing Dv Media Pro Program

    USB Interface Installing DV Media PRO Program  You need to install DV Media PRO Program to play back movie files recorded by the DVD Camcorder on your PC. Before your start!  Turn on your PC. Exit all other applications running.
  • Page 119: Ulead Video Studio

    Ulead Video Studio is a video editing tool that allows users to edit movie files. Notes  Please install by using the Software CD that came with this DVD Camcorder. We do not guarantee compatibility for different CD versions.  For photo editing, use Photo Express.
  • Page 120: Connecting To A Pc

    2. Select “Confirm” and disconnect the USB cable when the Windows Splash screen appears. Notes  If you disconnect the USB cable from the PC or the DVD Camcorder while transferring, the data transmission will stop and the data may be damaged.
  • Page 121: Using The Pc Camera Function

     The PC Camera’s screen size (Transferred video frame rate for the PC Camera function is max 30 fps.) - 640X480(VGA) pixels for USB 2.0 connection.  If PC is connected with the USB to the DVD Camcorder, only the [Power] switch, [Mode] switch, [Zoom] lever can be operated.
  • Page 122: Using The Usb Streaming Function

     You can also store it as a moving image in the “avi” file format, or as a photo image in the “jpg” file format on a PC. 1. Connect one end of the USB cable to the USB jack on the DVD Camcorder and the other end to the USB jack on your computer.
  • Page 123: Maintenance

    Power sources  You can use your DVD Camcorder in any country or area with the supplied AC Power adapter within 100V to 240V, 50/60  Use a commercially available AC jack adapter, if necessary, depending on the design of the local wall outlet.
  • Page 124: Troubleshooting

    DVD Camcorder. Also, it may cause a malfunction or damage to the DVD Camcorder when using the device with the power on while there is dew condensation.
  • Page 125 Erase recorded image. The DVD Camcorder can not Format a Memory Card or insert Memory playback. Card recorded on this DVD Camcorder. The DVD Camcorder can not Format a Memory Card or change to a record. new Memory Card.
  • Page 126 ENGLISH Troubleshooting  If these instructions do not solve your problem, contact your nearest Samsung authorized service center. Symptom Explanation/Solution You cannot switch the DVD  Check the Battery Pack or the AC Power adapter. Camcorder on.  You have left the DVD Camcorder set to STBY for more than 5 The DVD Camcorder shuts off automatically.
  • Page 127  Disc was finalized. does not start recording.  DVD Camcorder is too hot. Turn off the power and cool it down Disc is not recognized and the  The disc is a damaged one. Replace with a new disc.
  • Page 128  Finalize the disc (except DVD+RW). on a PC.  Check the Power supply (Battery Pack or AC Power Adapter)  Detach the Battery Pack from the DVD Camcorder and install Pushing the [OPEN] switch does not open the Disc Cover.
  • Page 129: Setting Menu Items

    Troubleshooting Setting menu items Main Menu Sub Menu Functions Program AE Selecting the Program AE Function White Balance Setting White Balance Digital Effect Setting the Digital special effect Camera 16:9 Wide Setting the 16:9 Wide mode Selecting the Digital Image Stabilizing Digital Zoom Selecting Digital Zoom Rec Mode...
  • Page 130 Selecting the USB device Language Selecting the OSD language Demonstration Demonstration : SC-DC164/DC165 only  “Memory Stick” and “ ” are trademarks of Sony Corporation.  All other product names mentioned herein may be the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
  • Page 131: Specifications

    Recording Quality XP (about 9Mbps), SP (about 6Mbps), LP (about 3Mbps) Image device CCD (Charge Coupled Device) (680k pixels) Lens F1.6 30x (SC-DC163), 33x (SC-DC164/DC165) (Optical), 1200x(Digital) Electronic zoom lens Filter diameter Ø30 LCD Screen/Viewfinder Size/dot number SC-DC163: 2.5inchs 112k / SC-DC164/DC165: 2.7inch 230k...
  • Page 132: Index

    ENGLISH Index - A - Accessories ... 13 Add ... 77 AF/MF ... 52 AV In/Out ... 88 - B - Beep Sound ... 32 BLC ... 47 - C - Clock Set ... 30 Color Nite ... 48 Connection ... 89 Copying ...
  • Page 133: Warranty (sea Users Only)

    SAMSUNG LIMITED WARRANTY SAMSUNG Electronics America Inc. (SEA), warrants that this product is free from defective material and workmanship. SEA further warrants that if product fails to operate properly within the specified warranty period and the failure is due to improper workmanship or defective material, SEA will repair or replace the product at it’s option.
  • Page 134 ENGLISH Contact SAMSUNG WORLD WIDE If you have any questions or comments relating to Samsung products, please contact the SAMSUNG customer care center. Region Country CANADA North America MEXICO U.S.A ARGENTINE BRAZIL CHILE COSTA RICA ECUADOR EL SALVADOR Latin America...
  • Page 135 ENGLISH...
  • Page 136 ENGLISH THIS DVD CAMCORDER IS MANUFACTURED BY: If you have any questions or comments relating to Samsung products, please contact the SAMSUNG customer care center Samsung Electronics America, inc. 1-800-SAMSUNG (726-7864) www.samsung.com RoHS compliant Our product complies with “The Restriction Of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment”, and we...

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