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ENGLISH
Digital Video Camcorder
SCD23/D24
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.
Caméscope numérique
AF
CCD
LCD
Avant d'utiliser cet appareil, veuillez lire
attentivement ce mode d'emploi et le
ELECTRONICS
conserver pour toute consultation ultérieure.
FRANÇAIS
SCD23/D24
Mise au point automatique
Système à transfert
de charge
Écran à cristaux liquides
Mode d'emploi
AD68-00616C

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  • Page 1 ENGLISH Digital Video Camcorder SCD23/D24 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. Caméscope numérique SCD23/D24 Mise au point automatique Système à transfert de charge Écran à...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    ENGLISH Contents Notes and Safety Instructions ... 6 Getting to Know Your Camcorder ... 11 Features ... 11 Accessories Supplied with camcorder ... 12 Front & Left View ... 13 Left side View ... 14 Right & Top View ... 15 Rear &...
  • Page 3 Advanced Recording ... 35 Use of various Functions ... 35 Setting menu items ... 35 Set the camcorder to CAMERA or PLAYER mode and M.REC or M.PLAY mode ... 35 Availability of functions in each mode ... 36 CLOCK SET ... 37 REMOCON(SCD24 only) ...
  • Page 4 ENGLISH Contents Dubbed Audio Playback ... 62 PHOTO Image Recording ... 63 Searching for a PHOTO picture ... 63 NITE PIX (0 lux recording) ...64 POWER NITE PIX ...65 Using the VIDEO LIGHT ...66 Various Recording Techniques ... 67 Playback ... 68 Tape Playback ...
  • Page 5 Attention ... 92 MPEG REC...93 MPEG PB...94 Maintenance... 95 After finishing a recording ... 95 Cleaning and Maintaining the Camcorder ... 96 Cleaning the Video Heads ... 96 Using Your Camcorder Abroad ... 97 Power sources ... 97 Color system ... 97 Troubleshooting...
  • Page 6: Notes And Safety Instructions

    Notes regarding the rotation of the LCD screen Please rotate the LCD screen carefully as illustrated. Over rotation may cause damage to the inside of the hinge that connects the LCD screen to the Camcorder. 1. LCD screen closed. 2. Standard recording using the LCD screen.
  • Page 7: Formation De Condensation

    (e.g. from inside to outside during the summer.) 2. If the (DEW) protection feature is activated, leave the camcorder for at least two hours in a dry, warm room with the cassette compartment opened and the battery removed. Notes regarding CAMCORDER 1.
  • Page 8 Make sure that the battery pack is fully charged before starting to record. 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...
  • Page 9: Notes Regarding Electronic Viewfinder

    Do not film with the camera lens pointing directly at the sun. Direct sunlight can damage the CCD(Charge Coupled Device). Notes regarding electronic viewfinder 1. Do not position the camcorder such that the viewfinder is pointing towards the sun. Direct sunlight can damage the inside of the viewfinder. Be careful when placing the camcorder under sunlight or near a window exposed to sunlight.
  • Page 10: Precautions Regarding The Lithium Battery

    Please allow time for it to cool down. - Do not use it near flammable or explosive materials. - It is recommended that you consult your nearest SAMSUNG dealer for replacement bulbs. - Not to be handled by children. Emits intense heat and light. Use with caution to reduce the risk of fire or injury to persons.
  • Page 11: Getting To Know Your Camcorder

    ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder Features • Digital data transfer function with IEEE1394 By incorporating the IEEE 1394 (i.LINK™ : i.LINK is a serial data transfer protocol and interconnectivity system, used to transmit DV data) high speed data transport port, both moving and still images can be transferred to a PC, making it possible to produce or edit various images.
  • Page 12: Accessories Supplied With Camcorder

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

    ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder Front & Left View 1. Internal MIC 2. Lens 3. Video Light 4. Remote sensor 1. Internal MIC 5. Viewfinder (see page 32) 2. Lens 6. EASY button 3. Video Light (see page 57) 4.
  • Page 14: Left Side View

    ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder Left Side View 1. Function buttons MULTI 2. PB zoom 3. Display 4. V. light 5. Mode switch 1. Function buttons PLAYER CAMERA EASY : (REW) REC SEARCH – : (FF) REC SEARCH +...
  • Page 15: Right & Top View

    ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder Right & Top View 1. Zoom lever 2. PHOTO button button 3. START/STOP 4. Power switch 1. Zoom lever 6. External MIC in 2. PHOTO button 7. Audio/Video jack (see page 63) 8. S-VIDEO jack 3.
  • Page 16: Rear & Bottom View

    ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder Rear & Bottom View 2. Battery Release 3. Lithium battery cover 4. Hook for shoulder strap 1. Charging indicator 5. TAPE OPEN/EJECT 2. Battery Release 6. Focus adjust knob 3. Lithium battery cover 7. Tripod receptacle 4.
  • Page 17: Remote Control (scd24 Only)

    ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder Remote control (SCD24 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 10. Direction ( 2. START/STOP 11. F. ADV (see page 71) 3.
  • Page 18: Osd (on Screen Display In Camera And Player Modes)

    ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder OSD (On Screen Display in CAMERA and PLAYER modes) 1. Battery level (see page 26) 2. Easy mode (see pages 57) 3. DSE (Digital Special Effects) mode (see page 46) 4. Program AE (see page 40) 5.
  • Page 19: Osd (on Screen Display In M.rec And M.play Modes)

    ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder OSD (On Screen Display in M.REC/M.PLAY modes) A. Folder number-file number (see page 85) B. Image counter - Current still image/Total number of recordable still images. C. CARD (MEMORY STICK) indicator D. Image recording and loading indicator E.
  • Page 20: Preparation

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

    AC power adapter is removed. 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 flashes for about 5 seconds when you set the power switch to CAMERA.
  • Page 22: Adjusting The Hand Strap

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

    CAMERA or PLAYER mode. 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 STICK position.
  • Page 24: Using The Lithium Ion Battery Pack

    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. Préparez votre caméscope Utilisation du bloc batterie au lithium-ion La durée d’enregistrement dépend : - du modèle de bloc batterie...
  • Page 25: Table Of Continuous Recording Time Based On Model And Battery Type

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

    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 times given in these instructions.
  • Page 27: Inserting And Ejecting A Cassette

    ENGLISH 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 OPEN/EJECT switch and open the cassette door.
  • Page 28: Basic Recording

    ENGLISH Basic Recording Making your First Recording 1. Connect a Power source to the camcorder. (see page 23) (A battery pack or a AC power adapter) Insert a cassette. (see page 27) 2. Remove the LENS CAP and hook it onto the hand strap.
  • Page 29: 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 30: Hints For Stable Image Recording

    ENGLISH 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. (refer to the figure) Recording with the LCD monitor 1.
  • Page 31: Adjusting The Lcd

    ENGLISH Basic Recording Adjusting the LCD Your camcorder is equipped with a 2.5 inch color Liquid Crystal Display(LCD) screen, which enables you to view what you are recording or playing back directly. Depending on the conditions under which you are using the camcorder (indoors or outdoors for example), you can adjust ;...
  • Page 32: Using The Viewfinder

    ENGLISH 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.
  • Page 33: 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 68) Various functions are available in playback mode. (see page 70) Effectuez un enregistrement simple Lecture d’une bande à...
  • Page 34: Adjusting The Lcd During Play

    Notes When the cable is connected to the A/V jack, you cannot hear sound from the camcorder speaker and cannot adjust the volume. You can hear sound from camcorder speaker by removing the connected cable from the A/V jack Effectuez un enregistrement simple Réglage de l’écran LCD lors de la lecture...
  • Page 35: Advanced Recording

    FORMAT VIEWER LCD ADJUST DATE/TIME TV DISPLAY 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 ( the feature you are currently adjusting. 2. Use the MENU DIAL and press the ENTER button on the left side panel to select and activate the item.
  • Page 36: Availability Of Functions In Each Mode

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording Availability of functions in each mode Requested Digital functions Mode Operating PHOTO D.ZOOM Mode (TAPE) 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 37: Clock Set

    ENGLISH 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. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight INITIAL and press the ENTER button.
  • Page 38: Remocon(scd24 Only)

    The REMOCON function works in CAMERA, PLAYER, M.REC, M.PLAY modes. The REMOCON option allows you to enable or disable the remote control for use with the camcorder. 1. Press the MENU button. The menu list will appear. 2. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight INITIAL and press the ENTER button.
  • Page 39: Demonstration

    The DEMONSTRATION mode is automatically activated when the camcorder is left idle for more than 10 minutes after switching to the CAMERA mode (no tape is inserted in the camcorder). If you press other buttons (FADE, BLC, PHOTO, EASY) during the...
  • Page 40: Program Ae

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording PROGRAM AE The PROGRAM AE function works in CAMERA 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. AUTO mode Auto balance between the subject and the background.
  • Page 41: Setting The Program Ae

    ENGLISH 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.
  • Page 42: Wht. Balance (white Balance)

    OUTDOOR ( ) : This controls the WHITE BALANCE according to the outdoor ambience. 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.
  • Page 43: Zooming In And Out With Digital Zoom

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording Zooming In and Out with DIGITAL ZOOM Zoom works in CAMERA mode only. 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.
  • Page 44: Digital Zoom

    We recommend that you use the DIS feature with DIGITAL ZOOM for picture stability. (see page 45) 1. Set the camcorder to CAMERA mode. 2. Press the MENU button. The menu list will appear.
  • Page 45: Dis (digital Image Stabilizer)

    DIS (Digital Image Stabilizer) The DIS function works in CAMERA mode only. DIS (Digital Image Stabilizer) is a function that compensates for any shaking or hand movement while holding the camcorder (within reasonable limits). It provides more stable pictures when:...
  • Page 46: 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 47: Selecting An Effect

    ENGLISH 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 48: Rec Mode

    REC MODE The REC MODE function works in both CAMERA and PLAYER (DV IN) modes. 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 49: Audio Mode

    Advanced Recording 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 50: Wind Cut

    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. The menu list will appear. 3. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight A/V and press the ENTER button.
  • Page 51: Date/time

    ENGLISH 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 52: Tv Display

    ON: The OSD appears in the LCD screen, VIEWFINDER and TV. Use the DISPLAY button located at the left side of the camcorder to turn ON/OFF all of the OSD displayed on the LCD/VIEWFINDER/TV. 1. Set the camcorder to CAMERA, PLAYER, M.REC and M.PLAY mode.
  • Page 53: Using Quick Menu

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording Using Quick Menu(Navigation Menu) Quick menu is available only in CAMERA mode. Quick menu is used to adjust camera functions by simply using the MENU DIAL. This feature is useful for when you want to make simple adjustments without having to access the menus and submenus.
  • Page 54: Setting The Quick Menu

    ) icon and pressing the MENU DIAL. For more information, see the next chapter. 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 55: Shutter Speed & Exposure

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording SHUTTER SPEED & EXPOSURE You can set SHUTTER SPEED and EXPOSURE only in CAMERA mode. SHUTTER SPEED and EXPOSURE values can only be set in the Quick Menu. SHUTTER SPEED and EXPOSURE are automatically switched and/or deactivated. 1.
  • Page 56: 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. Press the SLOW SHUTTER button. 3.
  • Page 57: 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. Perfectionnez vos enregistrements Mode EASY (débutants)
  • Page 58: Mf/af (manual Focus/auto Focus)

    A picture containing several objects, some close to the camcorder, others further away. b. A person enveloped in fog or surrounded by snow. c. Very shiny or glossy surfaces like a car.
  • Page 59: Blc (back Light Compensation)

    ENGLISH 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 60: Fade In And Out

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording Fade In and Out The FADE function works in CAMERA mode only. You can give your recordings a professional look by using special effects such as fading in at the beginning of a sequence or fading out at the end of a sequence. To Start Recording 1.
  • Page 61: Audio Dubbing(scd24 Only)

    Use the internal and external microphones or other audio equipment. The original sound will not be erased. Dubbing sound 1. Set the camcorder to PLAYER mode. If you want to use an external microphone, connect the microphone to the external MIC input jack on the camcorder.
  • Page 62: 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.
  • Page 63: Photo Image Recording

    2 seconds. 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 64: Nite Pix (0 Lux Recording)

    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. The infrared(invisible rays) light is turned on automatically.
  • Page 65: Power Nite Pix

    NITE PIX switch is turned on. 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 66: Using The Video Light

    VIDEO LIGHT, since it can remain extremely hot for some time. Do not use near flammable or explosive materials. It is recommended that you consult your nearest SAMSUNG dealer for bulb replacement. The life of the bulb is approximately 50 hours.
  • Page 67: Various Recording Techniques

    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. Making a recording with a top view of the LCD screen.
  • Page 68: Playback

    TV or VCR and the white plug (Audio L) to the audio input of the TV or VCR. 2. Set the power switch on the camcorder to PLAYER mode. 3. Turn on the TV and set the TV/VIDEO selector on the TV to VIDEO.
  • Page 69: Connecting To A Tv Which Has No Audio And Video Input Jacks

    ENGLISH 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 70: Various Functions While In Player Mode

    The F.ADV(Frame advance), X2, SLOW buttons are located on the Remote Control only. (SCD24 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 71: Frame Advance (to Play Back Frame By Frame)(scd24 Only)

    ENGLISH Playback Frame advance (To play back frame by frame) (SCD24 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 (PLAY/STILL) button. Forward frame advance Press the F.ADV button on the remote control in Still mode.
  • Page 72: Zero Memory(scd24 Only)

    ENGLISH Playback ZERO MEMORY (SCD24 only) The 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 during playback or recording at the point you wish to return to.
  • Page 73: Pb Dse (playback Digital Special Effects)

    The PB DSE function enables you to apply Digital Special Effect (DSE) to tape playback or still images. 1. Set the camcorder to the PLAYER mode and then Playback a tape. 2. Press the MENU button and turn the MENU DIAL to highlight A/V.
  • Page 74: Pb Zoom

    You cannot apply the PB ZOOM function to the 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. Lecture de la cassette Zoom en lecture (PB Zoom) La fonction PB ZOOM est disponible uniquement en mode magnétoscope.
  • Page 75: Ieee 1394 Data Transfer

    The frame rate recorded for video capturing is dependent on the capacity of the PC. Notes When you transmit data from the camcorder to another DV device, some functions may not work. If this occurs, please reconnect the DV cable or turn the power OFF and ON again.
  • Page 76: System Requirements

    6. To stop recording, press the (STOP) button. Notes When using this camcorder as a recorder, the pictures that appear on a monitor may seem uneven, however recorded pictures will not be affected. Operations are not guaranteed for all of the recommended computer environments mentioned above.
  • Page 77: Usb Interface

    You can easily transfer a still image from a MEMORY STICK to a PC without additional add-on cards via a USB connection. If you transfer data to a PC, you need to install the software (Driver, Editing software) supplied with the camcorder. System Requirements CPU : Intel ®...
  • Page 78: Installing Dvc Media 5.0 Program

    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 connector on your computer.
  • Page 79: 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 camcorder while transferring, the data transmission will stop and the data may be damaged.
  • Page 80: Digital Still Camera Mode

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera mode MEMORY STICK (SCD24 only) The Memory Stick(SCD24 only) stores and manages still images recorded by the camera. Memory Stick Functions Recording still images and MPEG4 movie Viewing still images Single Slide show Multi display Protecting images against accidental erasure Deleting images recorded on a card Print marking still images Formatting a card (MEMORY STICK)
  • Page 81: Inserting And Ejecting The Memory Stick

    The stored contents may be changed or lost as a result of misuse, static electricity, electric noise or repair. Save important images separately. Samsung is not responsible for data loss due to misuse. If the USB cable is connected to the camcorder, the (S.SHOW),...
  • Page 82: Structure Of Folders And Files On The Memory Stick

    The number of pixels are 320 pixels in each mode. Selecting the CAMCORDER mode You can use this camcorder as a Digital Still Camera (DSC). You have to set the mode switch to MEMORY STICK position to use this camcorder as Digital Still Camera.
  • Page 83: Selecting The Image Quality

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera mode Selecting the image quality You can select the quality of a still image to be recorded. Select the image quality 1. Set the mode switch to MEMORY STICK. 2. Set the power switch to the CAMERA mode.
  • Page 84: Recording Still Images To A Memory Stick In M.rec Mode

    4. Release the PHOTO button and press the PHOTO button again in 2 seconds. The still image is recorded to the Memory Stick. While the camcorder is recording the still image, “ ” appears on the screen. Mode appareil photo numérique Enregistrement d’images sur une carte Memory Stick...
  • Page 85: Recording An Image From A Cassette As A Still Image

    5. Release the PHOTO button and press the PHOTO button again in 2 seconds. The still image is recorded to the Memory Stick. While the camcorder is recording the still image, “ on the screen. Mode appareil photo numérique Enregistrement d’une image à partir d’une cassette.
  • Page 86: Viewing Still Images

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera mode Viewing Still images You can playback and view still images recorded on the Memory Stick. There are 2 ways to view recorded images. Single : To view an image frame by frame. Slide show : To view all images automatically and in consecutive order.
  • Page 87: To View The Multi Screen

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera mode To view the Multi Screen 1. Set the mode switch to MEMORY STICK. 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 button.
  • Page 88: Copying Still Images From A Cassette To Memory Stick

    ENTER button. All still images that recorded on a cassette will be copied to a Memory Stick. 5. The camcorder automatically performs the photo search to find still images and copying starts. 6. Press (STOP) button to stop copying.
  • Page 89: Marking Images For Printing

    ENGLISH 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 Stick with a printer supporting DPOF. There are 2 ways to make a PRINT MARK.
  • Page 90: Protection From Accidental Erasure

    ENGLISH 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 STICK. 2. Set the power switch to PLAYER. The last recorded image appears.
  • Page 91: Deleting Still Images

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera mode Deleting Still images You can erase the still images recorded on the Memory Stick. 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 92: Formatting The Memory Stick

    Memory Stick, including protected images. The format function restores the Memory Stick to its initial state. The Memory Stick supplied with this camcorder has been formatted already. Attention If you execute the MEMORY FORMAT function, all images will be erased completely and erased images cannot be recovered.
  • Page 93: Mpeg Rec

    MEMORY STICK 1. Check whether MEMORY STICK is inserted into the camcorder. If it is not in the camcorder, insert it onto the slot. 2. Set the mode switch to MEMORY STICK position. 3. Set the power switch to CAMERA mode.
  • Page 94: Mpeg Pb

    Moving image recorded on the Memory Stick may not play in other manufacturer’s camcorders. The MPEG4 file recorded by another camcorder might not be allowed th play by this camcorder. You need Microsoft Windows Media Player Version 9 or higher version and Sharp G726 Audio Codec in order to play MPEG4 file on the Memory Stick on your PC.
  • Page 95: 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 96: 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 97: Using Your Camcorder Abroad

    Before using your camcorder abroad, check the following items. 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 98: Troubleshooting

    Open the cassette compartment and remove the battery. Leave the camcorder for at least two hours in a dry warm room. Dépannage Dépannage Avant de contacter le service après-vente Samsung, effectuez les vérifications simples suivantes. Elles peuvent vous épargner un appel inutile. Auto-diagnostic Affichage Clignotement...
  • Page 99: Self Diagnosis Display In M.rec/m.play Mode

    WRITE PROTECT! Cancel the protect of image. Format a Memory Stick or PROTECT! insert Memory Stick recorded on this camcorder. READ ERROR! Format a Memory Stick or change to a new Memory Stick. Format a Memory Stick. WRITE ERROR! Wait until Delete has finished.
  • Page 100 ENGLISH Troubleshooting If these instructions do not solve your problem, contact your nearest Samsung authorized service center. Symptom Explanation/Solution You cannot switch the Check the battery pack or the AC Power Adapter. camcorder on. Check the POWER switch is set to CAMERA.
  • Page 101: Specifications

    ENGLISH Specifications Model name: SCD23/D24 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 102: Index

    ENGLISH INDEX - A - Accessories ... 12 Memory Stick ... 80, 84 Audio dubbing ... 61 MF/AF ... 58 AUDIO MODE ... 49 - B - OSD ... 18, 19 Battery Pack ... 24 BLC ... 59 PHOTO quality ... 83 - C - PHOTO SEARCH ...
  • Page 103: Warranty (canada Users Only)

    All warranty repairs must be performed by a SECA authorized service center. (The name and address of the location nearest you can be obtained by calling toll free: 1-800-SAMSUNG) Labor 1 year carry-in Parts...
  • Page 104 ENGLISH THIS CAMCORDER IS MANUFACTURED BY: ELECTRONICS *Samsung Electronics’ Internet Home Page United States http://www.samsungusa.com United Kingdom http://www.samsungelectronics.co.uk France http://www.samsung.fr Australia http://www.samsung.com.au Germany http://www.samsung.de Sweden http://www.samsung.se Poland http://www.samsung.com.pl Canada http://www.samsungcanada.com Panama http://www.samsung-panama.com Spain http://www.samsung.es CE CAMESCOPE EST FABRIQUE PAR: ELECTRONICS *Samsung Electronics’...

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