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Digital Video Camcorder
SCD103/D105
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
ENGLISH
ELECTRONICS

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  • Page 1 Digital Video Camcorder SCD103/D105 Auto Focus Charge Coupled Device Liquid Crystal Display Owner’s Instruction Book Before operating the unit, please read this instruction book thoroughly, and retain it for future reference. US PATENT 4415844 ENGLISH ELECTRONICS...
  • Page 2: Notices And Safety Instructions

    8. ACCESSORIES: Do not place this CAMCORDER on an unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket or table. The CAMCORDER may fall, causing serious injury to a child or adult, and serious damage to the unit.
  • Page 3 9. VENTILATION: Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for ventilation to ensure reliable operation of the CAMCORDER and to protect it from overheating. These openings must not be blocked or covered. Never place your CAMCORDER on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface: on or near a radiator or heat register.
  • Page 4 CAMCORDER to its normal operation. e. If the CAMCORDER has been dropped or the cabinet has been damaged. f. When the CAMCORDER exhibits a distinct change in performance, this indicates a need for service.
  • Page 5 Notices and Safety Instructions 22. To prevent damage which may result in fire or shock hazard, do not expose this appliance to rain or moisture. 23. If this power supply is used at 240V ac, a suitable plug adapter should be use. NOTE TO CATV SYSTEM INSTALLER: This reminder is provided to call the CATV system installer’s attention to Article 820-40 of the NEC that provides guidelines for proper...
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    ENGLISH Contents Notes and Safety Instructions ... 6 Getting to Know Your Camcorder ... 11 Features ... 11 Accessories Supplied with camcorder ... 12 Front & Left View ... 13 Left side View ... 14 Right & Top View ... 15 Rear &...
  • Page 7 Advanced Recording ... 36 Use of various Functions ... 36 Setting menu items ... 36 Set the camcorder to CAMERA or PLAYER mode and M.REC or M.PLAY mode ... 37 Availability of functions in each mode ... 38 CLOCK SET ... 39 WL.
  • Page 8 ENGLISH Contents Playback ... 70 Tape Playback ... 70 Playback on the LCD ... 70 Playback on a TV monitor ... 70 Connecting to a TV which has Audio/Video input jacks ... 70 Connecting to a TV which has no Audio and Video input jacks ... 71 Playback ...
  • Page 9 Inserting and ejecting the Memory Card ... 83 Structure of folders and files on the Memory Card ... 84 Image Format ... 84 Selecting the CAMCORDER mode ... 84 MEMORY FILE NUMBER ... 85 Selecting the image quality ... 86 Select the image quality ...
  • Page 10: Notes And Safety Instructions

    Notes regarding the rotation of the LCD screen Please rotate the LCD screen carefully as illustrated. Over rotation may cause damage to the inside of the hinge that connects the LCD screen to the Camcorder. 1. LCD screen closed. 2. Standard recording using the LCD screen.
  • Page 11 - When you move the camcorder from a cold location to a warm location (e.g. from outside to inside during winter.) - When you move the camcorder from a cool location to a hot location (e.g. from inside to outside during the summer.) 2.
  • Page 12 - To preserve battery power, keep your camcorder turned off when you are not operating it. - If your camcorder is in CAMERA mode, and it is left in STBY mode without being operated for more than 5 minutes with a tape inserted, it will automatically turn itself off to protect against unnecessary battery discharge.
  • Page 13 Notes regarding electronic viewfinder 1. Do not position the camcorder such that the viewfinder is pointing towards the sun. Direct sunlight can damage the inside of the viewfinder. Be careful when placing the camcorder under sunlight or near a window exposed to sunlight.
  • Page 14 1. The lithium battery maintains the clock function and user settings; even if the battery pack or AC adapter is removed. 2. The lithium battery for the camcorder lasts about 6 months under normal operation from time of installation. 3. When the lithium battery becomes weak or dead, the date/time indicator will display “---” when you set the DATE/TIME to ON.
  • Page 15: Getting To Know Your Camcorder

    Getting to Know Your Camcorder Features • MULTI OSD LANGUAGE You can select the desired OSD Language among English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German and Italian. • Digital data transfer function with IEEE1394 By incorporating the IEEE 1394 (i.LINK™ : i.LINK is a serial data transfer protocol and interconnectivity system, used to transmit DV data) high speed data transport port, both moving and still images can be transferred to a PC, making it possible to produce or edit various images.
  • Page 16: Accessories Supplied With Camcorder

    ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder Accessories Supplied with camcorder Make sure that the following basic accessories are supplied with your digital video camera. Basic Accessories 1. Lithium Ion Battery pack 2. AC Power Adapter (AA-E8 TYPE) 3. AC Cord 4.
  • Page 17: Front & Left View

    Getting to Know Your Camcorder Front & Left View 1. Internal MIC 2. Lens 3. Remote sensor (SCD105 only) 4. Video Light 1. Internal MIC 2. Lens 3. Remote sensor (SCD105 only) 4. Video Light 5. Viewfinder 6. EASY Q button 7.
  • Page 18: Left Side View

    ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder Left Side View 1. Function buttons EASY REC SEARCH S.SHOW 2. PB ZOOM/MACRO 3. DISPLAY 4. V. LIGHT 5. Mode switch 6. Speaker 1. Function buttons PLAYER CAMERA EASY : (REW) REC SEARCH –...
  • Page 19: Right & Top View

    Getting to Know Your Camcorder Right & Top View 1. Zoom lever 2. Focus adjustment knob 3. PHOTO button 4. START/STOP button 5. Power switch 1. Zoom lever 2. Focus adjustment knob 3. PHOTO button (see page 65) 4. START/STOP button 5.
  • Page 20: Rear & Bottom View

    ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder Rear & Bottom View 1. Charging indicator 2. Hook for shoulder strap 1. Charging indicator 2. Hook for shoulder strap 3. Memory Card slot 4. Battery Release 5. Tripod receptacle 6. TAPE EJECT 3. Memory Card slot 5.
  • Page 21: Remote Control (scd105 Only)

    Getting to Know Your Camcorder Remote control (SCD105 only) 1. PHOTO 2. START/STOP 3. SELF TIMER 4. ZERO MEMORY 5. PHOTO SEARCH 6. A.DUB (FF) (REW) (PLAY) 10. Direction 1. PHOTO 2. START/STOP 3. SELF TIMER (see page 20) 4. ZERO MEMORY (see page 74) 5.
  • Page 22: Osd (on Screen Display In Camera And Player Modes)

    ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder OSD (On Screen Display in CAMERA and PLAYER modes) 1. Battery level (see page 26) 2. Easy mode (see pages 59) 3. DSE (Digital Special Effects) mode (see page 48) 4. Program AE (see page 42) 5.
  • Page 23: Osd (on Screen Display In M.rec And M.play Modes)

    Getting to Know Your Camcorder OSD (On Screen Display in M.REC/M.PLAY modes) A. Folder number-file number (see page 84) B. Image counter - Current still image/Total number of recordable still images. C. CARD (MEMORY CARD) indicator D. Image recording and loading indicator E.
  • Page 24: Preparation

    When you use the Self Timer function on the remote control, the recording begins automatically in 10 seconds. 1. Set the camcorder to CAMERA mode. 2. Press the SELF TIMER button until the appropriate indicator is displayed in the LCD.
  • Page 25: Lithium Battery Installation

    ✤ The lithium battery for the camcorder lasts about 6 months under normal operation from the time of installation. ✤ When the lithium battery becomes weak or dead, the date/time indicator will display “- - - ” when you set the DATE/TIME to ON.
  • Page 26: Adjusting The Hand Strap

    It is very important to ensure that the Hand strap has been correctly adjusted before you begin your recording. The hand strap enables you to : - Hold the camcorder in a stable, comfortable position. - Press the Zoom and START/STOP button without having to change the position of your hand.
  • Page 27: Connecting A Power Source

    To select the CAMCORDER mode ✤ If you want to use this unit as a camcorder, set the mode switch to TAPE position. ✤ If you want to use this unit as a DSC (Digital Still Camera), set the mode switch to MEMORY CARD position.
  • Page 28: Using The Lithium Ion Battery Pack

    Notes The battery pack may be charged a little at the time of purchase. To prevent reduction in the life and capacity of the battery pack, always remove it from the camcorder after it is fully charged. Charging rate Power Switch...
  • Page 29: Table Of Continuous Recording Time Based On Model And Battery Type

    Preparation Using the Lithium Ion Battery Pack Table of continuous recording time based on model and battery type. ✤ If you close the LCD screen, it switches off and the viewfinder switches on automatically. ✤ The continuous recording time given in the table below are approximations. Actual recording time depends on usage.
  • Page 30: Battery Level Display

    The continuous recording time in the operating instructions are measured using a fully charged battery pack at 77°F(25°C). As the environmental temperature and conditions may differ when you actually use the camcorder, the remaining battery time may not be the same as the approximate continuous recording time given in these instructions.
  • Page 31: Inserting And Ejecting A Cassette

    Preparation Inserting and Ejecting a Cassette ✤ When inserting a tape or closing a cassette holder, do not apply excessive force. This may cause a malfunction. ✤ Do not use any tapes other than Mini DV cassettes. 1. Connect a power source and slide the TAPE EJECT switch and open the cassette door.
  • Page 32: Basic Recording

    ENGLISH Basic Recording Making your First Recording 1. Connect a Power source to the camcorder. (see page 23) (A battery pack or a AC power adapter) Insert a cassette. (see page 27) 2. Remove the LENS CAP. 3. Set the power switch to the CAMERA position.
  • Page 33: Selecting Osd Language

    Basic Recording Selecting OSD LANGUAGE ✤ Select the appropriate OSD Language among English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German and Italian. ✤ The Language Function works in CAMERA, PLAYER, M.REC, M.PLAY modes. 1. Press the MENU button. The menu list will appear. 2.
  • Page 34: Record Search (rec Search)

    ENGLISH Basic Recording When a cassette is loaded and the camcorder is left in the STBY mode for more than 5 minutes without being used, it will switch off automatically. To use it again, push the START/STOP button or set the Power switch to OFF and then back to CAMERA.
  • Page 35: Hints For Stable Image Recording

    Basic Recording Hints for Stable Image Recording While recording, it is very important to hold the camcorder correctly. Fix the LENS cap firmly by clipping it to the hand strap. (see page 22) Recording with the LCD monitor 1. Hold the camcorder firmly using the hand strap.
  • Page 36: Adjusting The Lcd

    Basic Recording Adjusting the LCD ✤ Your camcorder is equipped with a 2.5 inch color Liquid Crystal Display(LCD) screen, which enables you to view what you are recording or playing back directly. ✤ Depending on the conditions under where you are using the camcorder (indoors or outdoors for example), you can adjust ;...
  • Page 37: Using The Viewfinder

    Basic Recording 8. Press the ENTER button again. You may select NORMAL or SUPER in the BRIGHT SELECT feature and press the ENTER button to save the setting. Use the MENU DIAL to adjust the value of BRIGHT ADJUST and COLOR ADJUST. You can set values for BRIGHT ADJUST between 00 ~ 35 and COLOR ADJUST between 00 ~ 35.
  • Page 38: Playing Back A Tape You Have Recorded On The Lcd

    To stop the PLAY operation, press the Notes You can also view the picture on a TV screen, after connecting the camcorder to a TV or VCR. (see page 70) Various functions are available in PLAYER mode. (see page 72) (STOP) button.
  • Page 39: Adjusting The Lcd During Play

    - Follow the instructions below to decrease or mute speaker volume in the PLAYER mode. - Take the following steps to lower the volume or mute the sound while playing a tape on the camcorder. 1. Set the power switch to PLAYER mode.
  • Page 40: Advanced Recording

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording Use of various Functions Setting menu items MENU SUB MENU CLOCK SET Setting the time WL. REMOTE (✩) Using the Remote Control INITIAL LANGUAGE SELECT Selecting the OSD language DEMO Demonstration Selecting the PROGRAM AE PROGRAM AE Function WHT.
  • Page 41: Set The Camcorder To Camera Or Player Mode And M.rec Or M.play Mode

    Selecting OSD on/off of TV ✩ ) : This Function works on model SCD105 only. Set the camcorder to CAMERA or PLAYER mode and M.REC or M.PLAY mode 1. Press the MENU button. The MENU OSD is displayed. The cursor ( 2.
  • Page 42: Availability Of Functions In Each Mode

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording Availability of functions in each mode Requested Mode Operating D.ZOOM Mode D.ZOOM ✕ PHOTO SLOW SHUTTER Digital Special Effects NITE PIX O : The requested mode will work in this operating mode. ✕ : You can not change the requested mode. : The operating mode will be released and the requested mode will work.
  • Page 43: Clock Set

    Advanced Recording CLOCK SET ✤ CLOCK setup works in CAMERA, PLAYER, M.REC and M.PLAY modes. ✤ The DATE/TIME is automatically recorded onto a tape. Before recording, please set the DATE/TIME. 1. Press the MENU button. The menu list will appear. 2.
  • Page 44: Wl. Remote (scd105 Only)

    WL. REMOTE (SCD105 only) ✤ The WL. REMOTE function works in CAMERA, PLAYER, M.REC, M.PLAY modes. ✤ The WL. REMOTE option allows you to enable or disable the remote control for use with the camcorder. 1. Press the MENU button.
  • Page 45: Demonstration

    Advanced Recording DEMONSTRATION ✤ Demonstration automatically shows you the major functions that are included with your camcorder so that you may use them more easily. ✤ The DEMONSTRATION function may only be used in the CAMERA mode without a tape inserted in the camcorder.
  • Page 46: Program Ae

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording PROGRAM AE ✤ The PROGRAM AE function works in CAMERA mode only. ✤ The PROGRAM AE mode allows you to adjust shutter speeds and apertures to suit different recording conditions. ✤ They give you creative control over the depth of field. I AUTO mode - Auto balance between the subject and the background.
  • Page 47: Setting The Program Ae

    Advanced Recording Setting the PROGRAM AE 1. Press the MENU button. The menu list will appear. 2. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight CAMERA and press the ENTER button. 3. Select PROGRAM AE from the submenu. 4. Press the ENTER button to enter the submenu. 5.
  • Page 48: Wht. Balance (white Balance)

    OUTDOOR ( ) : This controls the WHITE BALANCE according to the outdoor ambience. - In daylight, especially for close up and where the subject is of one dominant color. 1. Set the camcorder to CAMERA mode. 2. Press the MENU button.
  • Page 49: Zooming In And Out

    Advanced Recording Zooming In and Out ✤ Zooming is a recording technique that lets you change the size of the subject in a scene. For more professional looking recordings, do not use the zoom function too often. ✤ You can zoom using variable zoom speeds. ✤...
  • Page 50: Digital Zoom

    ✤ The picture quality may deteriorate depending on how much you zoom in on the subject. ✤ We recommend that you use the DIS feature with DIGITAL ZOOM for picture stability. (see page 47) 1. Set the camcorder to CAMERA mode. 2. Press the MENU button.
  • Page 51: Dis (digital Image Stabilizer)

    Recording a small object close-up Recording and walking at the same time Recording through the window of a vehicle 1. Set the camcorder to CAMERA mode. 2. Press the MENU button. The menu list will appear. 3. Turn the MENU DIAL highlight to CAMERA and press the ENTER button.
  • Page 52: Dse(digital Special Effects) Select

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording DSE(Digital Special Effects) SELECT ✤ The DSE function works in CAMERA mode only. ✤ The digital effects enable you to give a creative look to your recording by adding various special effects. ✤ Select the appropriate digital effect for the type of picture that you wish to record and the effect you wish to create. ✤...
  • Page 53: Selecting An Effect

    Advanced Recording Selecting an effect 1. Set the camcorder to CAMERA mode. 2. Press the MENU button. The menu list will appear. 3. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight CAMERA and press the ENTER button. 4. Select DSE SELECT from the submenu.
  • Page 54: Rec Mode

    ✤ The REC MODE function works in CAMERA mode. ✤ This camcorder records and plays back in SP (standard play) mode and in LP (long play) mode. SP (standard play): This mode permits 60 minutes of recording time with a DVM60 tape.
  • Page 55: Audio Mode

    AUDIO MODE ✤ The AUDIO MODE function works in CAMERA mode. ✤ This camcorder records sound in two ways. (12bit, 16bit) 12bit : You can record two 12bit stereo sound tracks. The original stereo sound can be recorded onto the MAIN (SOUND1) track.
  • Page 56: Wind Cut

    ✤ The WIND CUT function minimizes wind noise or other noise while recording. - When the wind cut is on, some low sounds are eliminated along with the sound of the wind. 1. Set the camcorder to CAMERA mode. 2. Press the MENU button.
  • Page 57: Date/time

    Advanced Recording DATE/TIME ✤ The DATE/TIME function works in CAMERA, PLAYER, M.REC and M.PLAY modes. ✤ The date and time are automatically recorded on a special data area of the tape. 1. Press the MENU button. The menu list will appear. 2.
  • Page 58: Tv Display

    OFF: The OSD appears in the LCD screen only. ON: The OSD appears in the LCD screen, View Finder and TV. Use the DISPLAY button located at the left side of the camcorder to turn the OSD ON/OFF displayed on the LCD/View Finder/TV.
  • Page 59: Using Quick Menu

    Advanced Recording Using Quick Menu(Navigation Menu) ✤ Quick menu is available only in CAMERA and M.REC mode. ✤ Quick menu is used to adjust camera functions by using the MENU DIAL. This feature is useful for when you want to make simple adjustments without having to access the menus and submenus. I DATE/TIME (see page 53) - Each time you select DATE/TIME and press the ENTER button, it will be displayed in the order of DATE - TIME - DATE/TIME - OFF.
  • Page 60: Setting The Quick Menu

    - You can set values for SHUTTER SPEED and EXPOSURE by selecting ( For more information, see the next page. Setting the Quick menu 1. Set the camcorder to CAMERA mode. 2. Turn the MENU DIAL to select a function you want and then press the ENTER button to change the values.
  • Page 61: Shutter Speed & Exposure

    The image may not seem as smooth when a high shutter speed is set. The camcorder returns to the auto shutter setting and auto exposure setting when you set the NITE PIX to ON, or change to the EASY, SLOW SHUTTER modes.
  • Page 62: Slow Shutter(low Shutter Speed)

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording SLOW SHUTTER (Low Shutter Speed) ✤ The SLOW SHUTTER function works in CAMERA mode only. ✤ The shutter speed can be controlled, allowing you to record slow moving objects. 1. Set the power switch to CAMERA mode. 2.
  • Page 63: Easy Mode (for Beginners)

    - If you want to use these functions, you must first switch the EASY mode off. The EASY mode settings are deleted when the battery pack is uninstalled from the camcorder and therefore, they must be reset when a battery pack has been replaced.
  • Page 64: Af/mf (auto Focus/manual Focus)

    Manual Focusing ✤ In the following situations, you may obtain better results by adjusting the focus manually. a. A picture containing several objects, some close to the camcorder, others further away. b. A person enveloped in fog or surrounded by snow.
  • Page 65: Blc (back Light Compensation)

    Advanced Recording BLC (Back Light Compensation) ✤ BLC works in CAMERA/M.REC mode. ✤ Back lighting exists when the subject is darker than the background: The subject is in front of a window. The person to be recorded is wearing white or shiny clothes and is placed against a bright background;...
  • Page 66: Fade In And Out

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording Fade In and Out ✤ The FADE function works in CAMERA mode only. ✤ You can give your recording a professional look by using special effects such as fade in at the beginning of a sequence or fade out at the end of a sequence.
  • Page 67: Audio Dubbing (scd105 Only)

    (PLAY/STILL) button to pause the scene. 4. Press the A.DUB button on the Remote Control. A.DUB will be displayed on the LCD. The camcorder is in a ready-to-dub state for dubbing. 5. Press the (PLAY/STILL) button to start dubbing. Press the (STOP) button to stop the dubbing.
  • Page 68: Dubbed Audio Playback

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording Dubbed audio Playback 1. Insert the dubbed tape and press MENU button. 2. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight A/V. 3. Press the ENTER button to enter the sub-menu. 4. Use the MENU DIAL to select AUDIO SELECT from the submenu. 5.
  • Page 69: Photo Image Recording

    2. Press the PHOTO button. The still picture is recorded for about 6~7 seconds. 3. After the PHOTO has been recorded, the camcorder returns to STBY mode. Searching for a PHOTO picture ✤ The PHOTO SEARCH works in PLAYER mode only.
  • Page 70: Nite Pix (0 Lux Recording)

    ✤ The NITE PIX function works in CAMERA/M.REC mode. ✤ The NITE PIX function enables you to record a subject in darkness. 1. Set the camcorder to CAMERA mode. 2. Slide the NITE PIX switch to ON. (NITE PIX indicator) appears on the LCD monitor.
  • Page 71: Power Nite Pix

    ✤ When you work in POWER NITE PIX mode, POWER NITE PIX icon appears on the LCD continuously. 1. Set the camcorder to CAMERA mode. 2. Turn on the NITE PIX switch, and then press the SLOW SHUTTER button.
  • Page 72: Using The Video Light

    The light is turned off automatically during ejecting or inserting. Even if the battery indicator does not blink when the battery pack's charge is low, the camcorder may turn off automatically when you turn on the light, or when you start recording with the light turned on.
  • Page 73: Various Recording Techniques

    ✤ In some situations different recording techniques may be required for more dramatic results. Note Please rotate the LCD screen carefully as excessive rotation may cause damage to the inside of the hinge that connects the LCD screen to the Camcorder. 1. General recording. 2. Downward recording.
  • Page 74: Playback

    Even if you use an S-VIDEO (optional) If you connect the cable to the Audio/Video Jack, you will not hear sound from the Camcorder's speakers. plug to obtain better quality pictures if you have a S-VIDEO connector on your TV.
  • Page 75: Connecting To A Tv Which Has No Audio And Video Input Jacks

    Playback Connecting to a TV which has no Audio and Video input jacks ✤ You can connect your camcorder to a TV through a VCR. 1. Connect the camcorder and VCR with the AUDIO/VIDEO cable. The yellow plug : Video...
  • Page 76: Various Functions While In Player Mode

    ✤ The F.ADV(Frame advance), X2, SLOW buttons are located on the Remote Control only. (SCD105 only) ✤ To prevent tape and head-drum wear, your camcorder will automatically stop if it is left in STILL or SLOW modes for more than 5 minutes.
  • Page 77: Frame Advance (to Play Back Frame By Frame) (scd105 Only)

    Playback Frame advance (To play back frame by frame) (SCD105 only) Press the F.ADV button on the Remote Control while in Still mode. The F.ADV function works in still mode only. To resume normal playback, press the ✤ Forward frame advance Press the F.ADV button on the remote control in Still mode.
  • Page 78: Zero Memory (scd105 Only)

    ENGLISH Playback ZERO MEMORY (SCD105 only) ✤ The ZERO MEMORY function works in both CAMERA and PLAYER modes. ✤ You can mark a point on a tape that you want to return to following playback. 1. Press the ZERO MEMORY button on the remote control before the recording or during playback at the point you wish to return.
  • Page 79: Pb Dse (playback Digital Special Effects)

    ✤ The PB DSE function enables you to apply Digital Special Effects (DSE) to tape playback or still images. 1. Set the camcorder to the PLAYER mode and then play back a tape. 2. Press the MENU button and turn the MENU DIAL to highlight A/V.
  • Page 80: Pb Zoom

    6. To cancel the PB ZOOM function, press the PB ZOOM or STOP button. Notes You cannot apply the PB ZOOM function to pictures which are being input from an external video source. The PB ZOOM image cannot be imported to your PC from the camcorder’s DV jack. PB ZOOM MACRO VOL/MF...
  • Page 81: Ieee 1394 Data Transfer

    If a product has a DV port, you can transfer data by connecting to the DV port using the correct cable. !!! Please be careful since there are two types of DV ports, (4pin, 6pin). This camcorder has a 4pin terminal.
  • Page 82: System Requirements

    6. To stop recording, press the Notes When using this camcorder as a recorder, the pictures that appear on a monitor may seem uneven, however recorded pictures will not be affected. Operations are not guaranteed for all the recommanded computer environments mentioned above.
  • Page 83: Usb Interface

    ✤ You can transfer an image to a PC via a USB connection. ✤ If you transfer data to a PC, you need to install the software (Driver, DVC Media 5.1, Windows Media Player 9.0, DirectX 9.0a) supplied with the camcorder. System Requirements CPU : Intel ®...
  • Page 84: Installing Dvc Media 5.1 Program

    1. Set the mode switch to Tape, set the power switch to CAMERA. 2. Connect one end of the USB cable to the USB jack on the camcorder and the other end to the USB connector on your computer. ®...
  • Page 85: Using The "removable Disk" Function

    1. Set the mode switch to memory, set the power switch to CAMERA or PLAYER. 2. Connect one end of the USB cable to the USB jack on the camcorder and the other end to the USB port on your computer.
  • Page 86: Digital Still Camera Mode

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera mode MEMORY STICK (Optional Accessory) ✤ The Memory Stick stores and manages images recorded by the camera. Memory Stick Functions ✤ Recording still images and MPEG4 movie ✤ Viewing still images and MPEG4 movie Single Slide show (Still images only) ✤...
  • Page 87: Inserting And Ejecting The Memory Card

    Do not bend, drop or apply strong shock to Memory Card. After pulling the Memory Card out from the camcorder, please keep the Memory Card in a soft case to prevent static shock. The stored contents may be changed or lost as a result of misuse, static electricity, electric noise or repair.
  • Page 88: Structure Of Folders And Files On The Memory Card

    Selecting the CAMCORDER mode ✤ You can use this camcorder as a Digital Still Camera (DSC). ✤ You have to set the mode switch to MEMORY CARD position to use this camcorder as Digital Still Camera. M.REC mode (Memory RECORD mode) 1.
  • Page 89: Memory File Number

    Digital Still Camera mode MEMORY FILE NUMBER ✤ File numbers will be given to images in order of recording when still images are stored on the Memory Card. ✤ MEMORY FILE NUMBERS may be set as follows: SERIES: When there are existing files, the new image will be named as the next number in the sequence. RESET - When there are no files stored on the Memory Card: The file numbering starts from 0001 - When there are files stored on the Memory Card: File numbering will continue after the last file's number...
  • Page 90: Selecting The Image Quality

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera mode Selecting the image quality ✤ You can select the quality of a still images to be recorded. Select the image quality 1. Set the mode switch to MEMORY CARD. 2. Set the power switch to the CAMERA mode. 3.
  • Page 91: Recording Still Images To A Memory Card In M.rec Mode

    1. Set the mode switch to MEMORY CARD. 2. Set the power switch to CAMERA. 3. Press the PHOTO button. The still image is recorded to the Memory Card. While the camcorder is recording the still image, “ ” appears on the screen. ENGLISH MEMORY...
  • Page 92: Recording An Image From A Cassette As A Still Image

    2. Set the power switch to PLAYER mode. 3. Play back the cassette. 4. Press the PHOTO button. The still image is recorded on the Memory Card. While the camcorder is recording the still image, “ ” appears on the screen.
  • Page 93: Viewing Still Images

    Digital Still Camera mode Viewing Still images ✤ You can playback and view still images recorded on the Memory Card. ✤ There are 3 ways to view recorded images. Single : To view an image frame by frame. Slide show : To view all images automatically and in consecutive order. Multi display : To view 6 images at once.
  • Page 94: To View The Multi Display

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera mode To view the Multi Display 1. Set the mode switch to MEMORY CARD. 2. Set the power switch to PLAYER mode. The last recorded image appears. 3. To view six stored images on single screen, press the MULTI DISP. button. A selection mark ( ) appears under the image.
  • Page 95: Copying Still Images From A Cassette To Memory Card

    4. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight PHOTO COPY and press the ENTER button. All still images that recorded on a cassette will be copied into a Memory Card. 5. The camcorder automatically performs the photo search to find still images and copy starts. 6. Press (STOP) button to stop copying.
  • Page 96: Marking Images For Printing

    Digital Still Camera mode Marking images for printing ✤ This camcorder supports the DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) print format. ✤ You can automatically print images recorded on a Memory Card with a printer supporting DPOF. ✤ There are 2 ways to make a PRINT MARK.
  • Page 97: Protection From Accidental Erasure

    Digital Still Camera mode Protection from accidental erasure ✤ You can protect important images from accidental erasure. If you execute FORMAT, all images including protected images will be erased. 1. Set the mode switch to MEMORY CARD. 2. Set the power switch to PLAYER. The last recorded image appears.
  • Page 98: Deleting Still Images

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera mode Deleting Still images ✤ You can erase the still images recorded on the Memory Card. ✤ If you want to delete protected images, you must first deactivate the image protection. ✤ An image which has been deleted cannot be recovered. 1.
  • Page 99: Formatting The Memory Card

    ✤ The format function restores the Memory Card to its initial state. ✤ The Memory Card supplied with this camcorder has been formatted already. Attention ✤ If you execute the MEMORY FORMAT function, all images will be erased completely and erased images cannot be recovered.
  • Page 100: Mpeg Recording

    Saving the pictures captured by a camera as a moving picture file on MEMORY CARD 1. Check whether MEMORY CARD is inserted into the camcorder. If it is not in the camcorder, insert it into the slot. 2. Set the mode switch to MEMORY CARD position.
  • Page 101: Selecting The Moving Picture Sizes

    Digital Still Camera mode Selecting the moving picture sizes 1. Set the mode switch to MEMORY CARD position. 2. Set the power switch to CAMERA mode. 3. Press the MENU button. 4. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight MEMORY. 5. Press the ENTER button to enter the submenu. 6.
  • Page 102: Mpeg Playback

    If sharp G.726 Audio Codec is not properly installed on your PC, it could not play Audio in the MPEG4 file. The moving picture images that you recorded on the Memory Card might not be allowed to play by the camcorder of another brands.
  • Page 103: Maintenance

    ✤ At the end of a recording you must remove the power source. ✤ When recording with a Lithium Ion Battery Pack, leaving the pack on the camcorder can reduce the life span of the battery. Hence, it should be removed from the camcorder.
  • Page 104: Cleaning And Maintaining The Camcorder

    ENGLISH Maintenance Cleaning and Maintaining the Camcorder Cleaning the Video Heads To ensure normal recording and clear pictures, clean the video heads when the playback pictures display square block-shaped noise or distortion, or a blue screen appears. 1. Set the power switch to PLAYER mode.
  • Page 105: Using Your Camcorder Abroad

    Power sources You can use your camcorder in any country or area with the supplied AC Power Adapter within 100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz. Use a commercially available AC plug Adapter, if necessary, depending on the design of the local wall outlet.
  • Page 106: 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 107: Self Diagnosis Display In M.rec/m.play Mode

    Memory Card. Cancel the protection of image. Format a Memory Card or insert Memory Card recorded on this camcorder. Format a Memory Card or change to a new Memory Card. Format a Memory Card. (see page 95) Wait until Delete has been finished.
  • Page 108 ENGLISH Troubleshooting ✤ If these instructions do not solve your problem, contact your nearest Samsung authorized service center. Explanation/Solution Symptom You cannot switch the Check the battery pack or the AC Power Adapter. camcorder on. START/STOP button Check the POWER switch is set to CAMERA.
  • Page 109: Specifications

    Specifications Model name: SCD103/D105 System Video signal NTSC Video recording system 2 rotary heads, Helical scanning system Audio recording system Rotary heads, PCM system Usable cassette Digital video tape (6.35mm width): Mini DV cassette Tape speed SP: approx. 18.81mm/s LP: approx. 12.56mm/s...
  • Page 110: Index

    ENGLISH INDEX - A - Accessories ...12 AF/MF ... 60 Audio dubbing ... 63 AUDIO MODE ... 51 - B - Battery Pack ... 24 BLC ... 61 - C - Cassette ... 27 Cleaning ... 100 CLOCK SET ... 39 Connecting ...
  • Page 111: Warranty(sea Users Only)

    Warranty (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 will repair or replace the product at it’s option.
  • Page 112 ENGLISH THIS CAMCORDER IS MANUFACTURED BY: ELECTRONICS SERVICE DIVISION 400 Valley Road, Suite 201, Mt. Arlington N.J. 07856 Tel: 1-800-SAMSUNG (1-800-726-7864) *Samsung Electronics’ Internet Home Page AD68-00743R http://www.samsungusa.com...

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  • Paul Howard Duran Jan 18, 2019 10:25:
    I cannot get a Samsung video cam. SDC103 off of "Prot​ection&quo​t; flashing on the screen in tape mode.
    I bought the cam. from a thrift store for .00 and ordered a battery and battery charger for it.
    The tape plays great.
    Is there a reset button, or a way to reset the cam.?