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SC-DC171/DCl 73(U)/DC175/DC575
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Owner's Instruction Book
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  • Page 1 [ 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. J ENGLISH DW+r_i_ab_...
  • Page 2 Features ... 9 Learning about available Discs and Their Features ... 10 How to use the DVD Camcorder easily ... 12 Accessories Supplied with the DVD Camcorder ... 13 Front & Left View ... 14 Left Side View ... 15 Right &...
  • Page 3 Contents Making your First Recording ... 44 Recording with Ease for Beginners (EASY.Q Mode) ... 45 Zooming In and Out ... 46 Using the Fade in and Out (FADE) ... 47 Using Back Light Compensation Mode (BLD) ... 48 Using the Color Nite ... 49 Using the LIGHT (SC-DD173U/DD175/DC575 only) ...
  • Page 4 Printing images ... 106 Canceling the Printing ... 106 Using USB interface ... 107 Using the Camcorder as a USB Device (USB Connect).. 109 installing DV Media PRO Program ... 110 Connecting to a PC ... 112 Disconnecting the USB Cable ... 112 Using the DVD Camcorder as a PC Camera ...
  • Page 5 Contents Using Your DVD Camcorder Abroad ... 115 Troubleshooting ... 116 Setting menu items... 121 Disc Type Description ... 123 [ ENGLISH...
  • Page 6 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 7 Notes and Safety instructions = Take care not to touch the recording side (the rainbow colored side) of the disc with your fingers. Discs contaminated by fingerprints or foreign substances may not play properly. = Use a soft cloth to clean the disc. = Clean lightly from the center of a disc to the outside edge.
  • Page 8 = 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 9 Gives you a clear quality image on the LCD Screen; even in bright daylight. Mega-pixel CCD (SC-DC575 only) Your DVD Camcorder incorporates a 1.0 mega-pixel CCD. High-resolution photo images can be recorded to a Memory Card. Digital Image Stabilizer (DIS) The DIS compensates for any handshake, reducing unstable images particularly at high magnification.
  • Page 10 Getting to Know Your DVD Camcorder This DVD Camcorder can record or play back by using 3 1/2 inch (8cm) DVD-R/+R DL/-RW/+RW discs (not supplied) only. Please check whether your disc is proper for use. Which discs can be used in the DVD Camcorder?
  • Page 11 You cannot oven_vnte,eaa. or format the fin _lized disc. tf needed unfinatize the disc it is no[ guaranteed that all DVD players/recorders/drives can play discs finalized in this DVD Camcorder. For compatibility details refer to the DVD players/recorders/drives owner's manual.
  • Page 12 Getting to Know Your DVD Camcorder You can record any desired image and edit and playback the disc on a DVD Camcorder, most common DVD players, and PCs after finalizing the disc. Discs must be finalized before they can be played on standard DVD players/recorders/drives.
  • Page 13 Getting to Know Your DVD Camcorder Make sure that the following basic accessories are supplied with your DVD Camcorder. Basic Accessories 1. Lithium Ion Battery Pack (SB-LSMS0) 2. AC Power Adapter (AA-E9 TYPE) 3. AV Cable 4. instruction Book/Quick Guide 5.
  • Page 14 I ENGLISH Getting to Know Your DVD Camcorder 1. ACCESS indicator '-*page 41 OPEN Switch '-*page 41 Lens LIGHT (SC-DC173U/DC175/DC575 only) "*page 50 Remote Sensor (SC-DC175/DC575 only) Internal MIC EASY.Q Button =page 45 Q.MENU Button'-*page IlIustrations of model SC-DCI73U in this owner's instructions.
  • Page 15 Getting to Know Your DVD Camcorder 1. Built-In Speaker LCD ENHANCER Button '=,page 39 Zoom (W/T)NOL (A/Y) Button _page 46164 Record Start/Stop Button ".page 44 MENU Button DISPLAY Button ".page 29 C.NITE/LIGHT/S.SHOW Button (SC-DC173U/DC175/DC575 only) '-,page 49150195 C.NITE/S.SHOW Button (SC-DC173 only) _page 49/95 C.NITE Button (SC-DC171 only) "*page 49...
  • Page 16 I ENGLISH Getting to Know Your DVD Camcorder 1. PHOTO Button (SC-DC173(U)/DC175/DC575 onty) ",page 94 Focus Adjustment Knob ='page 39 Viewfinder Record Start/Stop Button =,page 44 Power Switch (ONlOFFl_ (Camera)ll-_-I(Player)) USB Jack (SC-DC173(U)/DC175/DC575 only) 7. Zoom (W/T) Lever '=,page 46...
  • Page 17 Getting to Know Your DVD Camcorder 1. Charging Indicator Lithium Battery Cover AV Jack DCIN Jack Hand Strap Hook Tripod Receptacle Memory Card Slot (SC-DC173(U)/DC175/DC575 only) BATT. RELEASE Switch Usable Memory Cards (2GB Max) (SC-DC173(U)/DC175/DC575 only) I ENGLISH...
  • Page 18 I ENGLISH Getting to Know Your DVD Camcorder 1, START/STOP DISPLAY _page29 I_,q/ _-I (Skip) [] (Stop) _,N (Play/Still) MENU Up(^)lDown(v)lLeft( < )lRight( >)lOK PHOTO "*page 94 9. W/T (Zoom) "*page 46 10. _ / _,_,(Search) 11, I_ (Slow) 12. Q-MENU...
  • Page 19 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 [Record Start/Stop] button without having to change the position of your hand.
  • Page 20 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.01.2007 when you set the Date/Time to On.
  • Page 21 3. Connect the AC Power adapter(AA-E9 TYPE) to a walt socket. 4. Open the DC IN 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 22 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. Type SB-LSM160 (not supplied) Approx.
  • Page 23 40~80% used d. 80~95% used (red) 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 when the battery level is between _ At batterylevel 'e' The battery becomes low in capacity and the <_>...
  • Page 24 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 wilt automatically turn itself off to protect against unnecessary battery discharge.
  • Page 25 Using a Household Power Source Connect to a household power source to use the DVD Camcorder without having to worry about the battery power. You can keep the Battery Pack attached; the battery power wilt not be consumed. 1. Connect the AC Power adapter (AA-E9 TYPE) to a walt socket.
  • Page 26 I ENGLISH Preparation *:o The operating modes are determined by the position of the [Power] and [Mode] (SC-DC173(U)/DC175/DC575only) switch. °:- Set the Operation Mode by adjusting the [Power] and [Mode] (SC-DC173(U)/DC175/DC575 only) switches before operating any functions. °:o Each time you move the [Power] switch downward, it toggles between [l_[Camera)] Mode Name <Camera Mode>...
  • Page 27 Preparation -:o Q.MENU is used to access DVD Camcorder functions by using the [Q.MENU] button. -:* Q.MENU provides easier access to frequently used menus without using the [MENU] button. Functions available using the Q.MENU are as below: Program AE White Balance...
  • Page 28 ".*page 83 29. Playback Speed "*page 66 N_te_ = Functions not marked with wilt be retained when the DVD Camcorder is powered on after turning it off. OSD (On Screen Display) items shown here are based on model SC-DC173U. - _:i_...
  • Page 29 Preparation Photo Quality _page 91 Photo Size (SC-DC575 only) -`page 92 Remaining Time (Recordable time of moving images) CARD (Memory Card) Indicator image Counter [Total number of recordable photo images) Slide Show -page 95 Erase Protection Indicator -`page 96 Print Mark "page 103 Folder Number-File Number '-page 93 File number of the moving image 10.
  • Page 30 = If the Lithium Battery is not installed, data inputted wilt not be backed up. = Display illustrations in this manual OSD illustrations of model SC-DC173U are used in this manual. Some of the OSD items shown in this manual may differ slightly from the actual items on your DVD Camcorder. _Move _Select _ExJt...
  • Page 31 *:o 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 32 I ENGLISH Initial Setting : System Menu Setting 4° 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 33 Initial Setting : System Menu Setting *:o The Shutter Sound function works only in M.Cam Mode. '='page 26 + You can turn the Shutter Sound on or off. When on, the shutter wifl sound with each press of the [PHOTO] button. 1.
  • Page 34 I ENGLISH InitiaJ Setting • System Menu Setting -:- 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. Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC] or [CARD]. (SC-DC173(U)/DC175/DC575 only) 2.
  • Page 35 *:* Before you begin: Make sure that there is no disc inserted in the DVD Camcorder. "*page 41 *:o Demonstration automatically shows you the major functions that are included with your DVD Camcorder so that you may use them more easily.
  • Page 36 Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) Screen, which enables you to view what you are recording or playing back directly. *:* Depending on the conditions under which you are using the DVD Camcorder (indoors or outdoors for example), you can adjust;...
  • Page 37 = The Date/Time will read 12:00 AM JAN.01.2007 in the following conditions. - During playback of a blank section of a disc. - If the disc was recorded before setting the Clock function in the DVD Camcorder. - When the Lithium Battery becomes weak or dead.
  • Page 38 I ENGLISH Initial Setting • Display Menu Setting -:o The TV Display function works in Camera Mode/Player Mode/M.Cam Mode/M.Player Mode. _page 26 °:* You can select the output path of the OSD (On Screen Display). This allows you to set the OSD for viewing on the viewfinder, LCD screen or an external TV. Use the [DISPLAY] button to turn the OSD on/off on the LCD ScreenNiewfinder/TV.
  • Page 39 2. Use the Focus Adjustment Knob of the Viewfinder to focus the picture. Do not lift the DVD Camcorder by the viewfinder or LCD screen as it may cause you to drop it. Viewingthe sun or any stronglight source throughthe Viewfinderfor a prolongedperiod may be harmful, or causetemporaryimpairment.
  • Page 40 In circumstances where it is difficult to use the LCD Screen, the Viewfinder can be used as a convenient alternative. 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.
  • Page 41 2. Gently open the cover the rest of the way by hand. 3. Push the disc into the disc compartment until a click is heard. = The recording side of the disc must face the inside of the DVD Camcorder. = Do not touch the pickup tens.
  • Page 42 DVD Players/Recorders/Drives. Video and VR mode VR (VR Mode) : You can edit the disc on a DVD Camcorder, but playback is only possible on a DVD Recorder that supports VR mode. Move the [Joystick] left or right to select <Video> or <VR>, then press [Joystick].
  • Page 43 + 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 44 = If you press the [Record Start/Stop] button to record again, a new title scene will be created. The title scene number will not appear in the STBY mode but in the REC mode. This DVD Camcorder has two [Record Start/Stop] buttons. One on the rear and the other on the LCD screen's frame.
  • Page 45 5. Press the [EASY.Q] button again in the STBY mode to turn the EASY.Q mode off. = The EASY.Q function will not turn off while you are recording. • The DVD Camcorder will return to the settings that were set prior to activating EASY.Q mode.
  • Page 46: Features

    *:* Use these features for different shots. Please note that over-use of the zoom feature can lead to unprofessional looking results and a reduction of battery usage time. *:o This DVD Camcorder allows you to record using optical 34x(SC-DC171/DC173(U)/DC175 only) or 26x(SC-DC575 only) power zoom and digital zoom.
  • Page 47 DVD Camcorder: Basic Recording + The Fade function works only in Camera Mode. -page 26 4- 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 48 [ ENGLISH DVD Camcorder: Basic Recording -:o BLC works in both Camera Mode and M.Cam Mode. '-page 26 -:* 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 49 DVD Camcorder: Basic Recording +:o Color Nite function works only in Camera Mode. '=,page26 +:* You can make the subject recorded appear to be in stow motion by controlling the shutter speed, or a brighter image in dark places without a compromise in colors.
  • Page 50 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 LIGHT, since it remains extremely hot for some time.
  • Page 51 DVD Camcorder: Advanced Recording + The Wind Cut function works only in Camera Mode. '='page 26 + Use the Wind Cut when recording in windy places such as the beach or near buildings. + The Wind Cut function minimizes wind noise or other noise while recording.
  • Page 52 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. When recording with a Shutter Speed of l/lOgO or higher, make sure the sun is not shining into the lens...
  • Page 53: Auto Focus / Manual Focus

    *:o In the following situations, you may obtain better results by adjusting the focus manually. a. A picture containing several objects, some closeto the DVD Camcorder,othersfurther away. b. A person enveloped in fog or surrounded by snow. c. Very shiny or glossy surfaces like a car.
  • Page 54 [ ENGUSH DVD Camcorder: Advanced Recording -.'. The Program AE function works only in Camera Mode. '-.page 26 + 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.
  • Page 55 DVD Camcorder: Advanced Recording Setting the Program AE 1. Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC]. (SC-DC173(U)/DC175/DC575 only) 2. Setthe [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].
  • Page 56 [ ENGUSH DVD Camcorder: Advanced Recording ****The White Balance function works in both Camera Mode and M.Cam Mode. _page 26 *:* The White Balance is a recording function that preserves the unique image color of the subject in any recording condition *:o You may select the appropriate White Balance mode to obtain good quality image color.
  • Page 57 DVD Camcorder: Advanced Recording Setting the Custom White Balance *:* You can adjust the white balance as you wish based on the recording environment. 1. Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC] or [CARD]. (SC-DC173(U)/DC175/DC575 only) 2. Set the [Power] switch to [ i_ (Camera)] 3.
  • Page 58 [ ENGLISH DVD Camcorder: Advanced Recording *:* The Digital Effect function works only in Camera Mode. ",page 26 *:* The Digital Effects enable you to give a creative look to your recording. *:o Select the appropriate Digitat Effect for the type of picture that you wish to record and the effect you wish to create.
  • Page 59 DVD Camcorder: Advanced Recording Selecting the Digital Effects 1. Set the [Mode] switch to [DtSC]. (SD-DC173(U)/DC175/DC575 only) 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].
  • Page 60 [ ENGLISH DVD Camcorder: Advanced Recording + 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. *:o 16:9 Wide is the default setting for models SC-DC173(U)/DC175/DC575.
  • Page 61 DVD Camcorder: Advanced Recording + 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). + It provides more stable pictures when: - Recording with the zoom (Digital Zoom is not available in the DIS mode.)
  • Page 62 [ ENGLISH DVD Camcorder: Advanced Recording + The Digital Zoom works only in Camera Mode. "page 26 + Zooming more than 34x (SC-DC171/DC173(U)/DC175 only) or 26x (SC-DC575 only) is achieved digitally, up to 1200x when combined with optical zoom. + The picture quality may deteriorate depending on how much you zoom in on the subject.
  • Page 63 DVD Camcorder: Thumbnail index and Playlist + The thumbnailindex displays multiple titles scenes that have been recorded. *:o Atitle scene is created between the points where you start and stop a recording. Once deleted, you cannot recover the title scene again.
  • Page 64 You can find the desired scene quickly using this convenient index. If the TFT LCD screen is closed_ you can view the recording through the viewfinder. Usethe Playback related buttons on the DVD Camcorder or on the remote control. (SC-DC175/ DC575 only) '=,pages 65~66 1.
  • Page 65 DVD Camcorder *:o These functions work only in Player Mode. =page 26 *:* Play, Stilt, Stop, Fast Forward, Rewind, Forward Skip, and Reverse Skip functions are accessible using the remote control. (SC-DC175/DC575 only) + Slow playback is accessible only using the remote control. (SC-DC175/DC575 only) Playback/Still/Sto_ = Press the [Joystick] to pause during playback.
  • Page 66 [ ENGLISH DVD Camcorder Picture Search (Forward/Reverse) = Moving the [Joystick] left/right once while a disc is playing back wilt increasethe play speed to approximately X2, and pressing twice plays at approx xl 6. = When the number 1 appearson the OSD, it means X2 speed.When the number2 appears onthe OSD, it meansX16 speed.
  • Page 67 DVD Camcorder -:o Delete function works only in Player Mode. '=,page 26 -:* Individual or all title scenes can be deleted. 1. Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC]. (SC-DC173(U)/DC175/DC575 only) 2. Set the [Power] switch to [[]_(Player)]. = The thumbnail index screen appears.
  • Page 68 [ ENGLISH DVD Camcorder + Partial Delete function works only in Player Mode. '-,page 26 *:* Atitle scene can be partially deleted. *:* The editing function only works on a DVD-RW (VR Mode). You should format the DVD-RW to VR Mode before recording. '-page 42 1.
  • Page 69 DVD Camcorder: Playlist *:o This function works only in Player Mode. _page 26 °:* The editing function only works on a DVD-RW (VR Mode). You should format the DVD-RW to VR Mode before recording. "-,page 42 1. Set the [Mode] switch to [DtSC]. (SC-DC173(U)/DC175/DC575 only) 2.
  • Page 70 *:* The playlist scenes are displayed in the form of a thumbnail index on the LCD Screen. If the LCD Screen is closed, you can view the recording through the viewfinder. Use the playback related buttons on the DVD Camcorder or on the remote control. (SC-DC175/DC575 only) ",pages 65~66 *:o The editing function only works on a DVD-RW (VR Mode).
  • Page 71 DVD Camcorder: Playlist *:* Delete function works only in Player Mode. ",page 26 *:* You can delete undesired ptaylists. *:o The editing function only works on a DVD-RW (VR Mode). You should format the DVD-RW to VR Mode before recording. ",page 42 1.
  • Page 72 [ ENGLISH DVD Camcorder: Playlist + This function works only in Player Mode. '-*page 26 *:o You can add more scenes to 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 42 1.
  • Page 73 DVD Camcorder: Playlist + This function works only in Player Mode. _page 26 ****You can change the order of scenes 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 42 1.
  • Page 74 [ ENGLISH DVD Camcorder: Playlist + This function works only in Player Mode. ",page 26 ****You can delete scenes from a playtist. *:o The editing function only works on a DVD-RW (VR Mode). You should format the DVD-RW to VR Mode before recording. ",page 42 1.
  • Page 75 DVD Camcorder: Playlist + This function works only in Player Mode. -page 26 ****A scene inside the playlist can be partially deleted. *:o The editing function only works on a DVD-RW (VR Mode). You should format the DVD-RW to VR Mode before recording. ",page 42 1.
  • Page 76 [ ENGLISH DVD Camcorder: Playlist 8. Use the [Joystick] to search the start point of the scene to be deleted. Whenever you press the [Joystick] right, it toggles between forward at speed 1 and 2. Whenever you press the [Joystick] left, it toggles between backward at speed 1 and 2.
  • Page 77 DVD Camcorder: Disc Manager -:o This function works in both Camera Mode and Player Mode. =page 26 °'.* It shows you disc information such as the disc name, disc type, disc format, etc. 1. Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC]. (SC-DC173(U)/DC175/DC575 only) 2.
  • Page 78 [ ENGLISH DVD Camcorder: Disc Manager 4° 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]. (SC-DC173(U)/DC175/DC575 only) 2. Set the [Power] switch to [l_t_ (Camera)] or [(];'](Player)] 3.
  • Page 79 Do not turn the power off in the middle of the formatting. The data recorded in disc may be damaged. Be sure to use the AC power adapter when formatting a disc so that the DVD Camcorder does not turn off midway. ,_...
  • Page 80 Playback is not guaranteed in all DVD Players/Recorders/Drives. details, refer to your DVD Players/Recorders/Drives 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 81 DVD Camcorder: Disc Manager The DVD disc can be played on a PC with a DVD running media (DVD drive). 1. Turn on your PC. Insert a finalized disc into the DVD drive of the PC. • DVD playback application software starts and the disc will play.
  • Page 82 = The message <Unfinalizing, please wait...> will appear. When unfinafizing is complete, the message <Complete!> wilt appear. = The Finalize/Format functions are not available when the battery level is between and _. = During unfinalizing, do not cause impact or vibration to your DVD Camcorder. This could cause a malfunction.
  • Page 83 5. Move the [Joystick] up or down to seIect <AM In/Out>, then press the [Joystick]. 6. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Out> or <AV In>, then press the [Joystick]. = <Out>: Select this when copying or playing back the contents of this camcorder onto the external device.
  • Page 84 Playing back on a TV Monitor + To play back a disc, the television must be NTSC compatible. '-',page 115 *:o We recommend that you use the AC Power adapter as the power source for the DVD Camcorder. a TV that has AudioNideo 1.
  • Page 85 DVD Camcorder: Connection Connecting to a TV that has no Audio/Video *:* You can connect your DVD Camcorder to a TV through a VCR 1. Connect the DVD Camcorder to your VCR with the AV cable. • The yellow jack: Video •...
  • Page 86 + The copying function works only in Player Mode. _'page 26 + Connect your DVD Camcorder to a VCR using the AV jack to dub the recording from a disc onto a VCR tape. *:o Set the <AV In/Out> to <Out> before copying to an external device. '-,page 83 1.
  • Page 87: Using The Voice Plus

    = Adjust the sound volurne on the connected external device. (TV, audio system etc.) = Feedbackmay occur if the DVD Camcorderis placed near the speaker of an externaldevice. = Turn down the volume of the external device and keep the DVD Camcorder a reasonable distance away. I ENGUSH AV Cable "...
  • Page 88 The Recording (Copying)function works only in Player Mode. '..,page26 ¢ Connect your DVD Camcorder to a VCR or a TV using the AV jack to record a TV program or copy a video tape to a disc. Set the AV In!Out before Recording (Copying) _page 83...
  • Page 89: Memory Card Functions

    Digital Still Camera Mode (SC=DC173(U)/DCI75/DC575 + This DVD Camcorder can use SD memory cards and MMC (Multi Media Cards). Some cards are not compatible depending on the memory card manufacturer and memory card type. + The Memory Card stores and manages Photo/Moving images recorded by the DVD Camcorder.
  • Page 90 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 91 Digital Still Camera Mode (SC=DC173(U)/DCI75/DC575 -:o Photo Quality function works in both Player Mode and M.Cam Mode. '-*page 26 -:* You can select the quality of a photo image to be recorded. Select the Photo Quality 1. Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC] or [CARD]. 2.
  • Page 92 [ ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode (SC-DC173(U)/DCI75/DC575 *:o Photo Size function works only in M.Cam Mode. ",page 26 °:* You can select the size of a photo image to be recorded. 1. Set the [Mode] switch to [CARD]. 2. Set the [Power] switch to [_,(Camera)]. 3.
  • Page 93 Digital Still Camera Mode (SC=DC173(U)/DCI75/DC575 -:* 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. -:o File numbers may be set as follows: - Series: When there are existing flies, the new image will be named as the next number in the sequence.
  • Page 94 [ ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode (SC-DC173(U)/DCI75/DC575 + You may take photo images while in M.Cam Mode and store the images on the Memory Card. ",page 26 *:* You can take photo images using the remote control. (SC-DC175/DC575 only) + Audio will not be recorded with a photo image on to the Memory Card. + Please check the protection tab setting on your memory card before recording.
  • Page 95 Digital Still Camera Mode (SC=DC173(U)/DCI75/DC575 + This function works only in M.Player Mode. '-*page 26 *:* You can playback and view photo images recorded on a Memory Card. 1. Set the [Mode] switch to [CARD]. 2. Set the [Power] switch to [[_(Player}]. = The thumbnail index of photo images appears.
  • Page 96 [ ENGLBH Digital Still Camera Mode (SC-DC173(U)/DCI75/DC575 *:* 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 wilt be erased. 1. Set the [Mode] switch to [CARD]. 2.
  • Page 97 Digital Still Camera Mode (SC-DC173(U)/DCI75/DC575 + 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. *:o If you want to delete protected images, you must first deactivate the image protection. *:* An image which has been deleted cannot be recovered.
  • Page 98 [ ENGLBH Digital Still Camera Mode (SC-DC173(U)/DCI75/DC575 Deleting AH images at Once 6. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Delete All>, then press the [Joystick]. • The message <Delete all?> is dispJayed. 7. Move the [Joystick] left or right to seJect <Yes> or <No>, then press the [Joystick]. 8.
  • Page 99 Digital Still Camera Mode (SC=DC173(U)/DCI75/DC575 *:o 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. °:* The Format function restores the Memory Card to its initial state. °:* If you execute the Format function, all images will be erased completely and erased images cannot be recovered.
  • Page 100 = These times are approximate as recording capacities can be affected by variables such as subject matter and memory card type. The DVD Camcorder supports memory cards ranging up to 2GB. Recording time is limited to one minute ifa 16MB memory card (or less) is used.
  • Page 101 = The moving images recorded by another DVD Camcorder may not play on this DVD Camcorder. = To playback moving images on a PC, the Video Codec (in the CD provided with the DVD Camcorder) should be installed. - You need Microsoft Windows Media Player Version 9 or higher in order to play moving images on the Memory Card on your PC.
  • Page 102 [ ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode (SC-DC173(U)/DCI75/DC575 + This function works only in Player Mode. "-page 26 *:- If you press the [PHOTO] button during DVD disc playback, the disc stops and the image on the DVD disc is saved on the Memory Card.
  • Page 103 *:* The Print Mark function works only in M.Player Mode. ",page 26 ¢ This DVD Camcorder supports the DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) print format. ¢ You can automatically print images recorded on a Memory Card with a printer supporting DPOF.
  • Page 104 [ ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode (SC-DC173(U)/DCI75/DC575 Removing the Print Mark To remove all Print Marks, select <All Off>. To remove an individual file's Print Mark, select the file and set <This File> to <000>. = You can directly access the Print Mark function by using the [Q.MENU] button. "-page 27 = If the Print Mark is set to This File, you can set the number of copies from 001 to 999.
  • Page 105 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 106: 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 107 Digital Image through + The DVD Camcorder supports both USB 1.1 and 2.0 standards. (Depends on the PC specification) -:o You can transfer a recorded file in memory Card to a PC via a USB connection. -:* if you transfer data to a PC, you need to installthe software (DV Driver, Video Codec, DirectX 9.0) supplied with the DVD Camcorder.
  • Page 108 USB Streaming requires Video Codec, DV Driver and DirectX g.o. If you disconnect the USB cable from the PC or the DVD Camcorder during the data transfer, the data transfer wilt stop and the data may be damaged.
  • Page 109 + 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 110 . If <DirectX 9.0> is installed already, there is no need to restart the PC. = Click on <Video Codec> on the Setup screen. <Video Codec> is required to play movie files recorded by this DVD Camcorder on a PC. only)
  • Page 111 • QuickTime is Apple's technology for handling movie, sound, animation, graphics, text, music, and even 360-degree virtual reality (VR) scenes. = Please instalI by using the Software CD that came with this DVD Camcorder. We do not guarantee compatibility for different CD versions.
  • Page 112 2. Select "Confirm" and disconnect the USB cable when the Windows Splash screen appears. = 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 113 + The PC Camera's screen size (Transferred video frame rate for the PC Camera function is max 15 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 114 *:* You can also store it as a moving image in the "avi" 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 115: Using Your Dvd Camcorder Abroad

    Power sources Youcan use your DVD Camcorder in any country or area with the supplied AC Power adapter within 100V to 240V. 50/60 Hz. Use a commercially available AC jack adapter, if necessary, depending on the design of the local wait outlet.
  • Page 116: Troubleshooting

    [ ENGLISH Troubleshooting -:o Before contacting a Samsung authorized They may save you the time and expense Self Diagnosis Display in <Camera/Player> service center, perform the following simple checks. of an unnecessary call. Modes Change to a charged one. insert a disc.
  • Page 117 DVDCamcordarand on the reflection lens and the surfaceof the disc which are related to playback When this happens, you temporarilymay not use the record or play functions of the DVD Camcorder. Also, it may cause a malfunctionor damageto the DVDCamcorderwhen using the device with the power on while there is dew condensation •...
  • Page 118 [ ENGLISH Troubleshooting *:_ tf these instructions do not solve your problem, contact your nearest Samsung authorized service certre. You cannot switch the DVD Camcorder on. The DVD Camcorder shuts off automatically. Charge runs out quickly. A verticat strip appears on the screen when recording a dark background, The image in the Viewfinder is blurred.
  • Page 119 Disc was finalized. Make sure the disc is writable to record additional pictures. DVD Camcorder is too hot. Turn off the power and cool it down a while. = The disc is a damaged one. Replace with a new disc.
  • Page 120 Check the Power supply (Battery Pack or AC Power Adapter)is properly connected and stable. Detach the Battery Pack from the DVD Camcorder and install it again. Make sure the Battery Pack is charged. Disc fanalisation was interrupted by turning the DVD Camcorder off. Turn the DVD Camcorder on_and take out the disc after finalizing the disc.
  • Page 121 Troubleshooting Program AE Selecting the Program AE Function White Balance Setting White Balance Digital Effect Setting the Digital special effect Shutter Setting the Shutter speed Camera Exposure Setting the Exposure value 16:9 Wide Setting the 16:9 Wide mode Selecting the Digital Image Stabilizing Performing the backlight compensation Digital Zoom Selecting Digital Zoom...
  • Page 122 [ ENGLISH Troubleshooting Clock Set Setting the date/time Remote III Using the remote control Setting the Beep sound Beep Sound System Shutter Sound* Setting the Shutter sound USB Connect* Selecting the USB device Language Selecting the OSD language Demonstration Demonstration []: SC-DC175/DC575 only * : SC-DC173(U)/DC175/DC575 only •...
  • Page 123 Miscellaneous information Disc Type Mode Capacity Forma_ing a new disc : _page 42 Recording '_page 44 Rewrite Playback on other DVD Players _ (FinaEize_ ) '_page 80 Playback on other DVD Recorders _ '=page 81 Additional recording after finalization (Unfinalize) _page 82 Editing _page 72 Reusing a disc by formatting...
  • Page 124 [ ENGLISH Specifications Video signal PictureCompression format Audio Compression format Recording Quality Imagedevice Lens Filterdiameter Size/dotnumber LCDScreenMethod Viewfinder Video output Audio output USBoutput(SC-DC173(U)/DO175/DC575 only) Powersource Powersourcetype Powerconsumption (Recording) Operatingtemperature Storagetemperature External d imensions Weight Internal M ID Remotecontrol(SC-DC175/DC575 only) - These technical specifications and design may be changed without notice.
  • Page 125 index Accessories ... 13 Add ... 72 AF/MF ... 53 AV in/Out ... 83 Beep Sound ... 32 BLC ... 48 Clock Set ... 30 Color Nite ... 49 Connection ... 83 Copying ... 86,88 Date/Time ... 37 Delete ... 67,71,74 Demonstration ...
  • Page 126 (SEA users only) 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 wilt repair or replace the product at it's option.
  • Page 127 Contact SAMSUNG WORLD WIDE If you have any questions or comments relating to Samsung products, please contact the SAMSUNG Reqion Country CANADA Noah America MEXICO ARGFNTINE BRAZIL CHILE COSTA RICA ECUADOR EL SALVADOR GUATFMALA Latin America JAMAICA PANAMA PUERTO RICO RER DOMINICA TRINIDAD &...
  • Page 128 [ ENGLISH THiS DVD CAMCORDER customer care center Samsung Electronics America, inc. RollS compliant Our product complies with "The Restriction Hazardous Substances in electrical do not use the 6 hazardous materials- Cadmium(Cd), (Hg), Hexavalent Chromium (Or÷6), Poly arominated aiphenyls Poly arominated...

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