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Samsung SC-D455 Owner's Instruction Book

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Digital Video Camcorder
SC-D453/D455/D457
[ ENGLISH ]
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.
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US PATENT 4415844
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  • Page 1 Digital Video Camcorder SC-D453/D455/D457 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 ] !:!ii...
  • Page 2 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 an adult, and serious damage to the unit.
  • Page 3 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 DISPOSED OF ACCORDING TO LOCAL, STATE OR FEDERAL LAWS. For details see lamprecycle.org, eiae.org, or call 1-800-Samsung NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Rear & Bottom View ... Remote Control (SC-D457 only) ... Adjusting the Hand Strap ... Hand Strap ... When You carry Your Camcorder ... Attaching the Lens Cover ... Lithium Battery Installation (SC-D457 only) ... Battery Installation for the Remote Control ...
  • Page 7 Contents Using the Viewfinder ... Adjusting the Focus ... Inserting and Ejecting a Cassette ... Hints for Stable Image Recording ... Recording with the LCD Screen ... Recording with the Viewfinder ... Various Recording Techniques ... Making your First Recording ... Using EASY.Q Mode (for Beginners) ...
  • Page 8 Memory Stick Functions ... Inserting and Ejecting the Memory Card ... Structure of Folders and Files on the Memory Card ... Image Format ... Selecting the Camcorder Mode ... Selecting the Built-in Memory (SC-D455/D457 Using Quick Menu: Memory Type ... Input Jacks ...
  • Page 9 Copy to (Copies Files from the Memory Card to the Built-in Memory) (SC-D455/D457 Marking images for Printing ... Using Quick Menu: Print Mark ... After Finishing a Recording ... Cleaning and Maintaining the Camcorder ... Using Your Camcorder Abroad ... only) ... [ ENGLISH ]...
  • Page 10 Notes and Safety Instructions 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 Television programs, video tapes, DVD titles, films, and other program materials may be copyrighted. Unauthorized copying of copyrighted material may be against the law. All the trade names and registered trademarks mentioned in this manual or other documentation provided with your Samsung product are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
  • Page 12 Notes and Safety Instructions • Be sure to use a recommended battery pack as described on page 22. The batteries are available at a SAMSUNG retailer. • Make sure that the Battery pack is fully charged before starting to record.
  • Page 13 Direct sunlight can damage the CCD(Charge Coupled Device). 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 DATE/TIME to On. When this occurs, connect the camcorder to power to fully recharge the built-in lithium battery. If the same problem occurs with a fully recharged battery, contact a Samsung authorized Service Center to replace the battery.
  • Page 15: Features

    Getting to Know Your Camcorder • Multi OSD Language You can select the desired OSD language among English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Polish and Dutch. • Digital Data Transfer Function with IEEE1394 By incorporating the IEEE 1394 (i.LINKTM: 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 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. Multi-AVCable (Audio/Video/S-Video Cable) 5.
  • Page 17: Front & Left View

    Getting to Know Your Camcorder 1. Lens 2, LED Light (SC-D455/D457 only) 3. Remote Sensor (SC-D457 only) 4. Hand Strap 5. Internal MIC 1. Lens 2. LED Light (see page 49) (SC-D455/D457 only) 3. Remote Sensor (SC-D457only) 4. Hand Strap Hook 11.
  • Page 18: Left Side View

    [ ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder 1. Speaker 3. DISPLAY 1. Speaker 2. Mode Switch (MEMORY/TAPE) 3. DISPLAY(see page 25) 4. Focus Adjustment Knob 5. Viewflnder 6. Function buttons PLAYER CAMERA EAS_Q REC SEARCH - : REW REC SEARCH +...
  • Page 19: Right & Top View

    Getting to Know Your Camcorder 1. Menu Selector (VOL/MF) 2. MENU button -- 3. StartJStopbutton 4. PowerSwitch 5. DC Jack 1. Menu Selector(VOL/MF) 2. MENU button 3. Start/Stop button 4. Power Switch (CAMERA or PLAYER) 5. DC Jack 6. TAPE EJECT...
  • Page 20: Rear & Bottom View

    [ ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder _tto_ 1. Memory Card Slot 2. Charging indicator -- 1. Memory Card Slot 2. Charging indicator 3. Tripod Receptacle 4. Battery Release 3. Tripod Receptacle Memory Card Slot (Usable Memory Card) SC-D453 only...
  • Page 21: Remote Control (sc-d457 Only)

    Getting to Know Your Camcorder 1. PHOTO 2. START/STOP 3. SELF TIMER 4. ZERO MEMORY 5. PHOTO SEARCH 6. A.DUB 7. bl' (FF) 8. <4 (REW) 9. • (PLAY) 10. < II / II)' (Direction) 1. PHOTO (see page 67) 2.
  • 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: Lithium Battery Installation (sc-d457 Only)

    Battery Installationfor the Remote Control + You need to insert or replace the Lithium battery when: You purchase the Camcorder. The remote control doesn't work. + Position the Lithium battery in the Lithium battery holder, with the positive ( Q ) terminal face up.
  • Page 24: 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. If you want to use this unit as a DSC (Digital Still Camera), set the Mode switch to MEMORY.
  • Page 25: Using The Lithium Ion Battery Pack

    The Battery may contain a slight charge 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. • The amount of continuous recording time available depends on: The type and capacity of the Battery pack you are using.
  • Page 26: Table Of Continuous Recording Time Based On Model And Battery Type

    Doing so may cause leakage, overheating, or fire. • Use SB-LSM80 or SB-LSM160 Battery pack only. • Be sure to use a recommended battery pack as described above. The batteries are available at a SAMSUNG retailer. Type. Continuous recording time...
  • Page 27: Battery Level Display

    40-80% used d. 80-95% used e. Completely used (Blinking) (The Camcorder will turn off soon. Change the battery as soon as possible) [ Notes ] • Please refer to the Table on page 22 for approximate continuous recording time.
  • Page 28: Osd (on Screen Display In Camera/player Modes)

    [ ENGLISH Preparation 1. BatteryLevel (see page23) 2. DigitalEffectsmode (see page 64) 3. EASY.O(see page 40) 4. DIS (see page 60) 5. ProgramAE (see page62) 6. White Balancemode (see page 58) 7. ShutterSpeed (see page 56) 8. Exposure(see page56) 9. ManualFocus(see page57) 10.
  • Page 29: Turning The Osd (on Screen Display) On/oft

    Preparation 1. Photo Quality 2. CARD (Memory Card) indicator 3. Image Counter Total number of recordable still images. 4. Image Recording and Loading indicator 5. Erase Protection indicator (see page 96) 6. Print Mark (see page 107) 7. Folder Number-File Number (see page 88) 8.
  • Page 30: Selecting The Osd Language

    [ ENGLISH System Menu Setting + The Language function works in Camera/Player/M.Cam/M.Player modes. •;. Select the appropriate OSD Language among English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Polish and Dutch. 1. Set the Power switch to CAMERA or PLAYER. 2. Set the Mode switch to TAPE or MEMORY. 3.
  • Page 31: Setting The Clock

    Date/_me is memorized and maintained by the built-in Lithium battery installed in the camcorder. If you don't use the camcorder for a long period of time, charge the Lithium battery at least once a month. To charge the built-in Lithium battery, supply power to the camcorder and set the Power Switch to CAMERA or PLAYER.
  • Page 32: Setting The Wireless Remote Control Acceptance (remote) (sc-d457 Only)

    System Menu Setting + The Remote function works in Camera/Player/M.Cam/M.Player modes. 4, The Remote option allows you to enable or disable the remote control for use with the Camcorder. 1. Set the Power switch to CAMERA or PLAYER. 2. Set the Mode switch to TAPE or MEMORY.
  • Page 33: Setting The Beep Sound

    System Menu Setting + The Beep Sound function works in Camera/Player/M.Cam/M.Player modes. •;, Youcan turn the Beep Sound on or off. When on, each press of a button sounds a beep. 1. Set the Power switch to CAMERA or PLAYER. 2.
  • Page 34: Setting The Shutter Sound

    [ ENGLISH System Menu Setting + The Shutter Sound function works in both Player and M.Cam modes. + You can turn the Shutter Sound on or off. When on, a simulated shutter click of a camera will sound while taking pictures. Set the Power switch to CAMERA or PLAYER.
  • Page 35: Viewing The Demonstration

    System Menu Setting + Before you begin: Make sure that there is no tape inserted in the Camcorder. (See page 36) 4, Demonstration automatically shows you the major functions that are included with your Camcorder so that you may use them more easily.
  • Page 36: Adjusting The Lcd Screen

    Display Menu Setting + This function works in Camera/Player/M.Cam/M.Player modes. 4, 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 37: Displaying The Date/time

    The Date/Time will read 12:00AM JAN. 1,2005 in the following conditions. During playback of a blank section of a tape. If the tape was recorded before setting the Date/Time in the Camcorder. When the Lithium battery becomes weak or dead.
  • Page 38: Setting The Tv Display

    Off: The OSD appears in the LCD screen and Viewfinder only. 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 the OSD on/off on the LCD screen/Viewfinder/TV.
  • Page 39: Using The Viewfinder

    Basic Recording + The Viewfinder will work when the LCD screen is closed. Adjusting the Focus The focus adjustment knob of the Viewfinder enables individuals with vision problems to see clearer images. 1. Close the LCD screen and pull out the Viewfinder. 2.
  • Page 40: Inserting And Ejecting A Cassette

    + When inserting a tape or closing the cassette compartment, do not apply excessive force, as it may cause a malfunction. ÷ Do not use any tape other than Mini DV cassettes. 1. Turn on your Camcorder, then slide the TAPE EJECT switch on the upper of the Camcorder and open the cassette door until it clicks.
  • Page 41: Hints For Stable Image Recording

    Basic Recording + While recording, it is very important to hold the Camcorder correctly. •;, Fix the lens cover firmly by clipping it to the hand strap. (see page 18) Recording with the LCD Screen 1. Hold the Camcorder firmly using the hand strap.
  • Page 42: Various Recording Techniques

    In circumstances where it is difficult to use the LCD screen, the Viewfinder can be used as a convenient alternative. [ Note ] Please rotate the LCD screen carefully as excessive rotation may cause damage to the inside of the hinge that connects the LCD screen to the Camcorder.
  • Page 43: Making Your First Recording

    Basic Recording 1. Connect a power source to the Camcorder. (see page 20) (A Battery pack or a AC Power adapter) Insert a cassette. (see page 36) 2. Remove the Lens cover. 3. Set the Power switch to CAMERA. • Open the LCD screen.
  • Page 44: Using Easy.q Mode (for Beginners)

    If you want to use these functions, you must first turn the EASY.Q mode off. • The EASY.Q mode settings are deleted when the Battery pack is removed from the Camcorder and must be reset when the Battery pack is replaced.
  • Page 45: Record Search (rec Search)

    REC SEARCH + enables you to play it forwards, for as long as you keep each button pressed down. • If you press the REC SEARCH - button in STBY mode, your Camcorder will play in reverse for 3 seconds and return to the original position automatically. [ Note ] Mosaic shaped distortion may appear on the screen while in Record Search mode.
  • Page 46: Setting The Zero Memory (sc-d457 Only)

    [ ENGLISH Basic Recording ÷ 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. Set the Power switch to CAMERA or PLAYER. 2.
  • Page 47: Self Record Using The Remote Control (sc-d457 Only)

    5. Press the Start/Stop button again when you wish to stop recording. [ Notes ] • Do not obstruct the remote control sensor by putting obstacles between the remote control and Camcorder. • The remote control range is 4-5m (13~17 ft). •...
  • Page 48: Zooming In And Out

    [ ENGLISH Basic Recording + The Zoom function works in both Camera and M.Cam modes. 4, Zooming is a recording technique that lets you change the size of the subject in a scene. + You can zoom using variable zoom speeds. 4, Use these features for different shots.
  • Page 49: Using The Tele Macro

    Basic Recording! + The Tele Macro function works in both Camera and M.Cam mode. 4, Effective focal distance in Tele Macro mode is 50 Cm (19.7 inches) - 100 Cm (39.4 inches). 1. Set the Power switch to CAMERA. 2. Set the Mode switch to TAPE or MEMORY. 3.
  • Page 50: Using Quick Menu: Tele Macro

    Basic Recording Using Quick Menu: Tele Macro ÷ Quick menu is used to access Camcorder functions by simply using the Menu selector. ÷ Quick menu provides easier access to the frequently used menus without using the MENU button. 1. Press the Menu selector.
  • Page 51: Using The Fade In And Out

    Basic Recording + The Fade function works only in Camera mode. + Youcan 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 52: Using Back Light Compensation Mode (blc)

    [ ENGLISH Basic Recording BLC works in both Camera and M.Cam modes. 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 53: Using The Color Nite/led Light (sc-d455/d457 Only)

    Do not touch it while in operation or soon after turning it off, otherwise serious injury may result. Do not place the Camcorder in the carrying case immediately after using the LED Llight, it remains extremely hot for some time.
  • Page 54: Use Of Various Functions

    [ ENGLISH Advanced Recording Setting menu Items Main Menu Sub Menu Camera Program AE Selecting the Program AE Function White Balance Setting White Balance Digital Effect Setting the Digital special effect Macro Setting the Tele Macro Selecting the Digital Image Stabilizing Digital Zoom Selecting Digital Zoom Tape...
  • Page 55 Advanced Recording Main Menu Sub Menu Display LCD Bright Setting the Brightness tone of the LCD screen LCD Color Setting the Color tones of the LCD screen Date/rime Setting the Dale and Time TV Display Selecting OSD on/off of TV System Clock Set Setting the time...
  • Page 56: Function Availability In Each Mode

    [ ENGLISH Advanced Recording Function availability in each Mode equested Digital functions Digital Zoom Digital Zoom PHOTO (TAPE) Color Mite Shutter 16:9 Wide Emboss2 Digital Pastel2 Effects Mirror Mosaic The other DigitalEffect O : The requested mode will work in this operating mode. X : You cannot change the requested mode.
  • Page 57: Selecting The Record Mode

    + The Record Mode function works in both Camera and Player modes. 4, 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 58: Selecting Audio Mode

    Recording + The Audio Mode function works in both Camera and Player modes. 4 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 59: Cutting Off Wind Noise (wind Cut)

    Advanced Recording + The Wind Cut function works in both Camera and Player (Audio dubbing) modes. Usethe WindCut when recordingin windyplaces such as the beach or near buildings. + The Wind Cut function minimizes wind noise or other noise while recording. When the wind cut is on, some low pitched tones sounds are eliminated along with the sound of the wind.
  • Page 60: Setting The Shutter Speed & Exposure

    The image may not seem as smooth when a high shutter speed is set. • The Camcorder returns to the auto shutter and auto exposure settings when you set the change to the EASY.Q mode. • When recording with a Shutter Speed of 1/1000 or higher, make sure the sun is not shining into the lens.
  • Page 61: Auto Focus/manual Focus

    + 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. c. Very shiny or glossy surfaces like a car.
  • Page 62: Setting The White Balance

    [ ENGLISH Advanced Recording + The White Balance function works in both Camera and M.Cam modes. + The White Balance is a recording function that preserves the unique image color of the object in any recording condition. + You may select the appropriate White Balance mode to obtain good quality image color. •...
  • Page 63: Using Quick Menu: White Balance

    Advanced Recording Using Quick Menu: White Balance + Quick menu is used to access Camcorder functions by using the Menu selector. + Quick menu provides easier access to frequently used menus without using the MENU button. 1. Press the Menu selector.
  • Page 64: Setting The Digital Image Stabilizer (dis)

    + The DiS function works only in Camera mode. + 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: Recording with the optical zoom (Under 10x. DIS is not available in Digital Zoom mode.)
  • Page 65: Using Quick Menu: Digital Image Stabilizer (dis)

    Advanced Recording Using Quick Menu: Digital Image Stabilizer (DIS) + Quick menu is used to access Camcorder functions by simply using the Menu selector. 4, Quick menu provides easier access to the frequently used menus without using the MENU button.
  • Page 66: Programmed Automatic Exposure Modes (program Ae)

    [ ENGLISH Advanced Recording + The ProgramAE function works only in Camera mode. 4, The ProgramAE mode allows you to adjust shutter speeds and apertures to suit different recordingconditions. + They give you creative control over the depth of field. •...
  • Page 67: Setting The Program Ae

    Advanced Recording Setting the Program AE 1. Set the Power switch to CAMERA. 2. Set the Mode switch to TAPE. 3. Press the MENU button. • The menu list will appear. 4. Move the Menu selector to the left or right to select Camera, then press the Menu selector.
  • Page 68: Applying Digital Effects

    [ ENGLISH Advanced Recording + The Digital Effect function works only in Camera mode. + The Digital Effects enable you to give a creative look to your recording. + Select the appropriate digital effect for the type of picture that you wish to record and the effect you wish to create. + There are 11 digital effect modes.
  • Page 69: Selecting The Digital Effects

    Advanced Recording Selecting the Digital Effects 1. Set the Power switch to CAMERA. 2. Set the Mode switch to TAPE. 3. Press the MENU button. • The menu list will appear. 4. Move the Menu selector to the left or right to select Camera, then press the Menu selector. 5.
  • Page 70: Zooming In And Out With Digital Zoom

    [ ENGLISH Advanced Recording + Zoom works only in Camera mode. Selecting the Digital Zoom + Zooming more than 10x is achieved digitally, up to 900x when combined with optical zoom. + The picture quality may deteriorate depending on how much you zoom in on the subject. 1.
  • Page 71: Photo Image Recording

    3. Press the PHOTO button. • The still picture is recorded for about 6-7 seconds. 4. After the PHOTO has been recorded, the Camcorder returns to its previous mode. Searching for a Photo Image + The Photo Search works only in Player mode.
  • Page 72: Playing Back A Tape You Have Recorded On The Lcd Screen

    + The adjustment method is the same procedure as used in Camera mode. (see page 32) [ Notes ] • You can also view the picture on a TV screen, after connecting the Camcorder to a TV or VCR. (see pages 70~71) • Various functions are available in Player mode. (see page 72) •...
  • Page 73: Controlling Sound From The Speaker

    + When you use the LCD screen for playback, you will hear recorded sound from the built-in Speaker. 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.
  • Page 74: Tape Playback

    Even if you use the S-Video connector, you still need to make audio connections on your TV. • If you connect the cable to the AudioNideo jack, you will not hear sound from the Camcorder's speakers. • If only a mono audio input is available on the TV set, use the Audio cable with the white jack (Audio L).
  • Page 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 + Youcan connect your Camcorder to a TV through a VCR. 1. Connect the Camcorder to your VCR with the Multi-AV cable. • The yellow jack: Video •...
  • Page 76: Various Functions While In Player Mode

    + This function works only in Player mode. + The PLAY,STILL, STOP, FF and REW buttons are located on the Camcorder and the remote control. (SC-D457 only) + The F.ADV(Frameadvance), X2 and SLOW buttons are located on the remote control only. (SC-D457 only) + To prevent tape and head-drum wear, your Camcorder will automatically stop if it is left in still or slow mode for more than 3 minutes.
  • Page 77: Frame Advance (to Play Back Frame By Frame) (sc-d457 Only)

    Playback Frame Advance (To play back frame by frame) (SC-D457 only) Press the EADV button on the remote control while in still mode. The Video advances frame by frame each time you press the EADV button. The RADV function works in still mode only. To resume normal playback, press the I,./11(PLAY/STILL)button.
  • Page 78: Zooming During Playback (pb Zoom)

    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. • The PB ZOOM images cannot be exported to a PC.
  • Page 79: Av In/out (sc-d457 Only)

    When you record the images being played back on an analog VCR, if they are not being played back at normal speed, (for example, more than double speed or slow playback), only a gray image appears on the Camcorder. [ENGLISH ®...
  • Page 80: Audio Dubbing (sc-d457 Only)

    • When you wish to dub using the ExternalA/V input, connect the Multi-AV cable to the Multi-AVjack at the front side of camcorder. (see to page 75) Press the I,/11(PLAY/STILL) button and find the time frame of the scene to be dubbed.
  • Page 81: Dubbed Audio

    Playback 1. Set the Power switch to PLAYER. 2. Set the Mode switch to TAPE. 3. Insert the dubbed tape and press the MENU button. 4. Move the Menu selector to the left or right to select Tape, then press the Menu selector. 5.
  • Page 82 If a product has a DV jack, you can transfer data by connecting to the DV jack using the correct cable. NOTE: Please be careful since there are two types of DV ports, (4pin, 6pin). This Camcorder has a 4pin terminal •...
  • Page 83 7. Tostop recording, press the • (STOP) button. [ Notes ] • When using this Camcorder as a recorder, the pictures that appear on an external monitor may seem distorted, however recorded pictures will not be affected. • Operation is not guaranteed for all the recommended computer environments mentioned above.
  • Page 84 USB Streaming requires Video Codec, DV Driver and DirectX 9.0. If you disconnectthe USB cable from the PC or the Camcorder duringthe data transfer,the data transfer will stop and the data may be damaged. If you connectthe USBcable to a PC using a USB HUB or with other devices at the same time, it may cause conflict and may not work properly.
  • Page 85 + The USB Connect function works only in M.Player mode. + Using the USB cable, you can connect your Camcorder to a computer to copy your movies and images from the Memory card (or built-in memory;SC-D455/D457 only), or to a printer to print your images.
  • Page 86 Setting the USB Communication Speed + USB Version function works only in M.Cam and M.Player modes. 4, To ensure proper communication between the camcorder and a PC, please set the USB Version before connecting the Camcorder to a PC. Set the Power switch to CAMERA or PLAYER.
  • Page 87 USB Interface + Toplay back MPEG4 movies recorded by the camcorder or streaming data transferred through the USB connection on a PC, the Video Codec program should be installed. + Do not connect the Camcorder to PC before installing the program.
  • Page 88 + To use the PC Camera function, the DV Driver, Video Codec and DirectX 9.0. programs must be installed in the PC. + You can use this Camcorder as a PC Camera. This is useful when connecting to a Web site that provides video chatting functions.
  • Page 89 1. Connect a USB cable to the USB jack on the PC. • If a USB cable is connected to the Camcorder's USB jack, nothing is displayed on a TV. 2. Connect the other end of the USB cable into the USB jack on the Camcerder.
  • Page 90: Memory Stick (optional Accessory)

    [ ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode ÷ The Memory Stick stores and manages images recorded by the camera. Memory Stick Functions • Recording still images and MPEG4 movies • Viewing still images and MPEG4 movies Single image Slide show (Still images only) Multi display (Still images only) •...
  • Page 91: Inserting And Ejecting The 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 !ost as a result of rnisuse! stat!c e!ectricity, e!ectric noise or repair.
  • Page 92: Structure Of Folders And Files On The Memory Card

    • The picture size is 720x480. ÷ You can use this Camcorder as a Digital Still Camera (DSC). ÷ You have to set the Mode switch to Memory Card to use this Camcorder as Digital Still Camera. M.Cam mode (Memory record mode) 1.
  • Page 93: Selecting The Built-in Memory (sc-d455/d457 Only)

    Digital Still Camera Mode + Built-in memory setting is available in the Player/M.Cam/M.Playermodes. (SC-D455: 32MB/SC-D457: 64MB) ÷ Images can be stored and played back using the built-in memory. Hence, set the memory type before storing and playing back images. 1. Set the Power switch to CAMERA or PLAYER. 2.
  • Page 94: Selecting The Image Quality

    [ ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode + Photo Quality function works in Player/M.Cam modes. + You can select the quality of a still image to be recorded. Select the Image Quality 1. Set the Power switch to CAMERA. 2. Set the Mode switch to MEMORY. 3.
  • Page 95: Using Quick Menu: Photo Quality

    Digital Still Camera Mode Using Quick Menu: Photo Quality + Quick menu is used to access Camcorder functions by using the Menu selector. + Quick menu provides easier access to frequently used menus without using the MENU button. I. Press the Menu selector.
  • Page 96: Memory File Number

    [ ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode ÷ File Number setting works only in M.Cam mode. ÷ File numbers are given to images in the order they were recorded when they are stored on the Memory Card. ÷ Memory file numbers may be set as follows: •...
  • Page 97: Taking Photos

    + You may take still images in M.Cam mode and store the images on the Memory Card. This function is useful when you want to take a snapshot of a subject while you are using the Camcorder. + You can take photos using the remote control. (SC-D457 only) + Audio will not be recorded with a Still image onto the Memory Card.
  • Page 98: Viewing Still Images

    [ ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode + This function works only in M.Player mode. You can playback and view still images recorded on the Memory Card. ÷ Be sure that the M.Play Select is set to Photo in the MENU. ÷...
  • Page 99: To View The Multi Display

    Digital Still Camera Mode To view the Multi Display 1. Set the Power switch to PLAYER. 2. Set the Mode switch to MEMORY. • The last recorded image appears. 3. Toview six stored images on single screen, press the • (MULTI) button. •...
  • Page 100: Protection From Accidental Erasure

    [ ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode ÷ The Protection function works only in M.Player mode. ÷ You can protect important images from accidental erasure. If you execute format, all images including protected images will be erased. 1. Set the Power switch to PLAYER. 2.
  • Page 101: Using Quick Menu: Protect

    Digital Still Camera Mode Using Quick Menu: Protect + Quick menu is used to access Camcorder functions by simply using the Menu selector. + Quick menu provides easier access to the frequently used menus without using the MENU button. 2. Move the Menu selector to left or right to select Protect, then press the Menu selector.
  • Page 102: Deleting Still Images And Moving Images

    [ ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode ÷ The Delete function works only in M.Player mode. ÷ You can erase the still images and moving images recorded on the Memory Card. ÷ If you want to delete protected images, you must first deactivate the image protection. (See page 96) + An image which has been deleted cannot be recovered.
  • Page 103: Using Quick Menu: Delete

    Digital Still Camera Mode Using Quick Menu: Delete Quick menu is used to access Camcorder Quick menu provides easier access to the frequently used menus without using the MENU button. 1. Press the Menu selector. 2. Move the Menu selector to left or right to select Delete, then press the Menu selector.
  • Page 104: 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 105: Mpeg Recording

    3. Set the Mode switch to MEMORY. 4. Press the Start/Stop button, the video is recorded on the Memory Card in MPEG4. You can record a Camcorder still image on Memory Card by pressing the PHOTO button instead of the Start/Stop button.
  • Page 106: Mpeg Playback

    • To playback MPEG4 moving pictures on a PC, the Video Codec (in the CD provided with the camcorder) should be installed. You need Microsoft Windows Media Player Version 9 or higher in order to play MPEG4 file on the Memory Card on your PC.
  • Page 107: Using Quick Menu: M,play Select

    Digital Still Camera Mode Using Quick Menu: M.Play Select + Quick menu is used to access Camcorder functions by simply using the Menu selector. + Quick menu provides easier access to the frequently used menus without using the MENU button.
  • Page 108: Recording An Image From A Cassette As A Still Image

    [ ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode + This function works only in Player mode. + You can record still images from a cassette on a Memory Card. + If you want to move recorded multiple still images from a cassette to a Memory Card, use the COPY function.
  • Page 109: Copying Still Images From A Cassette To Memory Card

    All still images that recorded on a cassette will be copied onto a Memory Card. 6. The Camcorder automatically performs the photo search to find still images and copy starts. 7. Press the • (STOP) button to stop copying.
  • Page 110: Copy To (copies Files From The Memory Card To The Built-in Memory) (sc-d455/d457 Only)

    [ ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode + The Copy to function works only in M.Player mode. + You can copy selected or all images stored in the Memory Card to the built-in memory. 1. Set the Power switch to PLAYER. 2.
  • Page 111: Marking Images For Printing

    Digital Still Camera Mode ÷ The Print Mark function works only in M.Player mode. ÷ 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 DPOR ÷...
  • Page 112: Using Quick Menu: Print Mark

    Digital Still Camera Mode Using Quick Menu: Print Mark + Quick menu is used to access Camcorder functions by simply using the Menu selector. + Quick menu provides easier access to the frequently used menus without using the MENU button.
  • Page 113 Card directly to the printer with a few simple operations. ÷ With the PictBridge Support, you can control the printer directly through your Camcorder in order to print out stored pictures. For direct printing of your stored pictures using the PictBridge function, you must connect your Camcorder to a PictBridge printer using a USB cable.
  • Page 114 • Use the AC power adapter for your Camcorder during PictBridge Direct Printing. Turning your Camcorder off during the printing might damage data on the Memory Card. • Printing still images is supported. Motion clips are not available for printing.
  • Page 115: After Finishing A Recording

    + 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. The Battery pack should be removed after recording is completed.
  • Page 116: Cleaning And Maintaining The Camcorder

    Clean the video heads with a dry type cassette cleaner. • Some cleaning cassette products stop automatically. Refer to the cleaning cassette's instructions for detailed information. If the problem continues after the cleaning, consult your nearest Samsung dealer or Authorized Service Center. (blue screen)
  • Page 117: Using Your Camcorder Abroad

    Power sources • Youcan use your Camcorder in any country or area with the supplied AC Power adapter within 100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz. • Use a commercially availableAC jack adapter, if necessary, depending on the design of the local wall outlet.
  • Page 118 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 drum head and be damaged or the unit may not operate correctly.
  • Page 119 When you try to delete a protected image. The Carncorder cannot Read error ! slow playback. Write error ! slow The Camcorder cannot record. The Memory Card needs to Formatting... ! slow format. Now deleted.., slow When processing file delete.
  • Page 120 [ 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. Carncorder on. Start/Stop button Check that the Power switch is set to CAMERA.
  • Page 121 Specifications System NTSC Video signal 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 Tape recording time SP: 60 minutes (when using DVM 60), LP: 90 minutes (when using DVM 60) FF/REW time Approx.
  • Page 122 [ ENGUSH Index Accessories ... AF/MF ... Audio dubbing Mode 54- B - "":n'":::::'""::::"'"::::n'":::::'""::: Battery Pack ... BLC ... Cassette ... Cleaning Clock Set ... Connecting ... Date/Time ... DC Cable ... Deleting ... EffectDemoestration DIS ... DV ... EASY, Q Mode ... Exposure ...
  • Page 123 SAMSUNG LIMITED WARRANTY SAMSUNG Electronics America Inc. (SEA), warrants that this product is free from defective material and workmanship. SEA further warrants that if product fails to operate properly within the specified warranty period and the failure is due to improper workmanship or defective material, SEA will repair or replace the product at it's option.
  • Page 124 [ ENGLISH THIS CAMCORDER IS MANUFACTURED BY: 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 http://www.samsu ng.com AD68-00840B...

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