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Digital Video Camcorder
SCD6040
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 SCD6040 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

    7. WATER AND MOISTURE. Do not use this CAMCORDER near water; for example, near a bathtub, wash bowl, kitchen sink, laundry tub, in a wet basement, near a swimming pool or lake. 8. ACCESSORIES: Do not place this CAMCORDER on an unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket or table.
  • Page 3 The CAMCORDER should be operated only from the type of power source indicated on the label. If you are not sure of the type of power supply at your home, consult your appliance dealer or local power company. A CAMCORDER is intended to be operated from battery power, or other sources, refer to the operating instructions.
  • Page 4 16. OVERLOADING Do not overload wall outlets and extension cords as this can result in a risk of fire or electric shock. 17. OBJECTS AND LIQUIDS:...
  • Page 5 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. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Using the AC Power Adapter and the DC Cable ... 27 Using the Lithium Ion Battery Pack ... 28 Charging the Lithium Ion Battery Pack ... 28 Table of Continuous Recording Time Based on Model and Battery Type ... 29 Battery Level Display ... 30...
  • Page 7 Setting the OSD Language ...41 Viewing the DEMONSTRATION ... 42 Turning the OSD (On Screen Display) On / Off for Video Out (Setting the TV DISPLAY) ... 43 Using EASYQ Mode ... 44 Manual Focus / Auto Focus (MF/AF) ... 45 Auto Focusing ...
  • Page 8 Setting the PROGRAM AE ... 53 Setting the White Balance for Camcorder Use (WHT.BALANCE) ... 54 Setting the Digital Zoom for Camcorder Use (D. ZOOM) ... 55 Setting the Digital Image Stabilizer (DIS) ... 56 Applying Digital Special Effects to Your Recording (DSE) ... 57 Selecting a Digital Special Effect in Camcorder Mode ...
  • Page 9 Dubbing the Sound ... 77 Playing Dubbed Sound ... 78 Setting the Zero Memory on the Tape (Ending Position) PB DSE - Applying Digital Special Effects to Your Recording During Playback ... 80 PB ZOOM- Zooming During Playback ... 81 The Camera : Preparation Using the Mode Dial...82...
  • Page 10 Macro Mode ...114 Setting the Exposure ...115 Locking the Auto Exposure: AE LOCK ...115 Setting the Auto Exposure Metering Options: SPOT AE or MULTI AE ...116 SCENE Modes – Preset Auto Exposure Modes ...117 Manual Exposure Compensation...118 Setting the Aperture ...119 Setting the Shutter Speed ...120...
  • Page 11 Printing Your Pictures – Using the DPOF...142 Connecting to Other Devices – TV and VCR...145 Connecting to Other Devices – PC...149 Connecting to a PC using a DV (i.Link, IEEE 1394) cable...149 Connecting to a PC using a USB cable ...151 Maintenance Cleaning and Maintaining the Camcorder ...154...
  • Page 12: Start

    To avoid electric shock, do not touch your device or power cable with wet hands. Do not use the flash close to another s eyes. The flash emits a strong light that may cause damage similar to direct sunlight on one s eyesight. Particular care should be observed if photographing infants, when the flash should be no less than 3 feet from your subject.
  • Page 13: Quick Start

    PHOTO button to record a still picture. 6. When finished, set the Power Switch to OFF. Note ✤ To connect DC Power In / Multi-AV / DV / USB cable to the camcorder, open the LCD monitor and then open the Jack Cover. ENGLISH PHOTO...
  • Page 14: Notes And Safety Instructions

    Do not apply excessive force on the moving parts while adjusting the monitor. ✤ Over rotation or excessive force may damage the hinge connecting the LCD monitor to the Camcorder. 1. LCD monitor is closed. 2. Standard recording using the LCD monitor.
  • Page 15: Notes Regarding Moisture Condensation

    For example, in a parked closed car in summer or exposed to direct sunlight. 2. Do not let the camcorder get wet. Keep the camcorder away from rain, salt water, or any other form of moisture. The product will be damaged if immersed in water or subjected to high levels of moisture.
  • Page 16: Notes Regarding The Battery Pack

    To preserve battery power, keep your camcorder turned off when you are not operating it. ✤ If your device is in Camcorder mode, and it is left in STBY mode without being operated for more than 5 minutes with a tape loaded, it will automatically turn itself off to protect against unnecessary battery discharge.
  • Page 17: Notes Regarding Video Head Cleaning

    To ensure normal recording and a clear picture, clean the video heads regularly. If a square block-shaped distorts playback, or only a blue screen is displayed, the video heads may be dirty. If this happens, clean the video heads with a dry type cleaning cassette.
  • Page 18 Precautions Regarding the Lithium Battery Cell 1. The Lithium battery maintains the clock function and user settings; even when the battery pack or AC adapter is removed. 2. The Lithium battery for the camcorder lasts about 6 months under normal operation from the time of installation.
  • Page 19: Getting To Know Your Device

    Supports IEEE 1394 Digital Data Transfer By incorporating the IEEE 1394 (i.LINK 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 20: Accessories Supplied With The Camcorder

    ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Device Accessories Supplied with the Camcorder ✤ Make sure that the following basic accessories are supplied with your digital camcorder. Basic Accessories Lithium Ion Battery Pack AC Power Adapter AC Power Cord Multi-AV Cable Instruction Book...
  • Page 21: Front & Left View

    11. LCD Open 12. Remote Signal Receiver 13. Charge Indicator 14. Navigation Wheel (Quick Menu / Focus / Volume) 5-way Button Menu Button EasyQ Button LCD Open Remote Signal Receiver Charge Indicator Navigation Wheel (Quick Menu / Focus / Volume) ENGLISH...
  • Page 22: Rear & Left View

    ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Device Rear & Left View PLAY/STILL (FADE) STOP (BLC) Multiple Display Delete 7. Built-in Speaker 8. USB Cable Jack 9. DV Cable Jack 10. Multi-AV Cable Jack 11. DC Power in Jack PLAY/STILL (FADE) STOP (BLC)
  • Page 23: Rear & Right View

    Getting to Know Your Device Rear & Right View 1. PHOTO 2. FOCUS ADJUST 3. Power Switch 4. START/STOP 5. Hand Strap Ring PHOTO FOCUS ADJUST Power Switch START/STOP Hand Strap Ring SLOW SHUTTER NITE PIX ZOOM LEVER External MIC input jack...
  • Page 24: Rear & Bottom View

    ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Device Rear & Bottom View 1. Shoulder Strap Hook 2. Battery Release Shoulder Strap Hook Battery Release Tripod Receptacle Tape Eject Slide Button Lithium Battery Holder Hand Strap Ring Hand Strap Hook Tripod Receptacle Tape Eject Slide Button...
  • Page 25: Remote Control

    Getting to Know Your Device Remote Control 1. PHOTO 2. START/STOP 3. SELF TIMER 4. ZERO MEMORY 5. PHOTO SEARCH 6. A.DUB (FF) (REW) (PLAY) 10. DIRECTION( PHOTO START/STOP SELF TIMER ZERO MEMORY PHOTO SEARCH A.DUB (FF) (REW) (PLAY) 18. DISPLAY 17.
  • Page 26: Osd (on Screen Display In Rec / Play Modes)

    22. Operating Mode 23. Record Speed Mode (refer to page 59) 24. PHOTO mode 25. Self recording and Waiting timer (refer to page 25) 26. DIS (Digital Image Stabilizer) (refer to page 56) 27. PB DSE (refer to page 80) 28.
  • Page 27: Osd (on Screen Display) In (camera) Modes

    17. ISO Sensitivity (refer to page 123) 18. Sharpness (refer to page 127) 19. Image Quality (refer to page 87), or MPEG Frame Rate (refer to page 106) 20. Image Size (refer to page 88) 21. Remaining Time for MPEG Recording 22.
  • Page 28: Turning The Osd (on Screen Display) On / Off

    1. Press the DISPLAY button. Each press of the button toggles the OSD function on and off. 2. When you turn the OSD off, In REC mode: The STBY, REC, EASYQ modes are always displayed on the LCD monitor even when the OSD is turned off and key input is displayed for 3 seconds before disappearing.
  • Page 29: The Camcorder : Preparation

    You purchase the camcorder ✓ The remote control does not work ✤ Ensure that you insert the Lithium battery cell correctly, matching the + and — markings. ✤ Be careful not to reverse the polarity of the battery. Self Timer Recording Using the Remote Control in REC Mode When you use the Self Timer function on the remote control, the recording begins automatically after 10 seconds.
  • Page 30: Adjusting The Hand Strap

    3. Thread each end into the buckle, adjust the length of the strap and then pull it tight in the buckle. Note ✤ Be sure to secure the shoulder strap. Improper threading of the shoulder strap may result in serious damage if the Camcorder drops and hits a hard surface.
  • Page 31: Connecting A Power Source

    3. Plug in the DC jack of the AC Power Adapter into the Power In jack of your camcorder. 4. Set the camcorder to different modes by holding down the tab on the power switch and turning it to the REC / PLAY, (CAMERA) modes.
  • Page 32: Using The Lithium Ion Battery Pack

    It is recommended to have additional battery packs available. ✤ Even when the power switched off, the battery pack will still discharge if it is left attached to the device. ✤ The Battery Pack may be charged a little at the time of purchase.
  • Page 33: Table Of Continuous Recording Time Based On Model And Battery Type

    ✤ The life and capacity of the Battery Pack will be reduced if it is used in temperatures below 32¡F (0¡C) or left in temperatures above 104¡F (40¡C) for a long period of time, even when it is fully recharged.
  • Page 34: Battery Level Display

    The recording time shortens dramatically in a cold environment. The continuous recording times 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 from your actual use of the camcorder, the remaining battery time may differ from the approximate continuous...
  • Page 35: Setting The Power Switch

    Note ✤ Switching to (CAMERA) mode by setting the Power Switch will activate the Digital Still Camera Lens to pop out. Do not obstruct the lens when it is moving, as it may damage the mechanism. ENGLISH...
  • Page 36: Using The 5-way Button

    Using the 5-Way Button The 5-Way Button ✤ The 5-way button is used to make a selection, and to move the cursor left, right, up and down. Using the 5-way button, you can easily make your selection and navigate the menu.
  • Page 37: Adjusting The Lcd Monitor

    5. Press the DOWN button to select LCD ADJUST and then press the OK button. 6. Select an item you want to adjust using the DOWN or UP button then press the OK button. 7. Adjust the selected item by pressing the DOWN or UP button.
  • Page 38: Using The Viewfinder

    2. Use the FOCUS ADJUST on the Viewfinder to find the best picture. Notes ✤ Viewing the sun or any strong light source through the Viewfinder for a prolonged periods may be harmful, or cause temporary impairment. ✤ The Viewfinder will work when the LCD is closed or facing the front.
  • Page 39: Controlling The Sound From The Built-in Speaker

    3. Once the tape is playing and you hear sound, use the Navigation Wheel to adjust the volume. The Volume Level Display will appear on the LCD monitor. Levels may be adjusted between 00 ~ 19. You will not hear any sound when the volume is set to 00.
  • Page 40: Using The Menu

    ✤ Use the MENU button to change or select recording settings and hardware functions. ✤ MENU instructions are displayed both on the LCD monitor and the viewfinder. It is easier to operate the unit using the LCD monitor. MENU SUB MENU CLOCK SET WL.REMOTE...
  • Page 41 The Camcorder : Preparation ✤ Available menu items according to the current mode are shown below. MENU SUB MENU CLOCK SET WL.REMOTE INITIAL BEEP SOUND LANGUAGE DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM AE WHT.BALANCE CAMERA D.ZOOM DSE SELECT REC MODE AUDIO MODE WIND CUT...
  • Page 42: The Camcorder : Functions

    2. Press the OK button to select INITIAL then press the OK button again. The CLOCK SET Menu is selected and the Year blinks. 3. Set the current Year using the UP or DOWN button and then press the OK button. The Year is set, and the Month begins to blink.
  • Page 43: Setting The Date/time

    If the tape was recorded before setting the clock in Camcorder mode. When the Lithium battery becomes weak or dead. ✤ Before setting the DATE/TIME, be sure to set the CLOCK. Refer to Setting the Clock in page 38. ENGLISH...
  • Page 44: Setting The Wireless Remote Control Acceptance (wl.remote)

    A separate Remote Control Setting function is provided for the Digital Camera (refer to page 93). ✤ If you set the WL.REMOTE to OFF in the menu and try to use it, the remote control icon will blink for 3 seconds on the LCD monitor and then disappear.
  • Page 45: Setting The Beep Sound

    3. Press the DOWN button to select LANGUAGE , then press the OK button. The available LANGUAGE options are listed. 4. Select a language for OSD using the DOWN or UP button, then press the OK button. The OSD is refreshed in selected language.
  • Page 46: Viewing The Demonstration

    The DEMONSTRATION mode is automatically activated when the camcorder is left idle for more than 10 minutes after switching to REC mode (when no tape has been inserted in the camcorder). ✤ If you press any other buttons during the DEMONSTRATION, it will temporarily stop and resume again after 10 minutes of idle time.
  • Page 47: Turning The Osd (on Screen Display) On / Off For Video Out (setting The Tv Display)

    OFF: The OSD appears only on the LCD monitor and the Viewfinder. ON: The OSD appears on the LCD screen, the Viewfinder and the TV screen. Use the DISPLAY button located on the left side of the camcorder to turn On/Off all of the OSD for the LCD/Viewfinder/TV.
  • Page 48: Using Easyq Mode

    EASYQ mode setting is reset when the battery pack is removed from the camcorder. ✤ In EASYQ mode, certain functions including MENU, BLC, MF/AF are not available. If you want to take advantage of such functions, turn EASYQ mode Off.
  • Page 49: Manual Focus / Auto Focus (mf/af)

    MF icon is displayed on the LCD screen. 3. Turn the Navigation Wheel to manually adjust the focus until the subject is sharp. If you can t obtain clear focus on the subject, try turning the Navigation Wheel in the opposite direction.
  • Page 50: Zooming In And Out With The Digital Zoom

    The subject appears farther away when you push the Zoom Lever toward the W (Wide) side. Notes ✤ You can record a subject at least 3 feet away from the lens surface in the TELE position, or about 1/2 inch away from the lens surface in the WIDE position. ✤...
  • Page 51: The Camcorder : Basic Recording

    2. Insert a tape into the cassette holder with the tape window facing outward and the protection tab toward the top. 3. Press the [PUSH] label on the cassette holder and wait until it clicks and goes back into place. Do not apply excessive force or pressure on the cassette holder. Do not forcibly push the cassette holder into the camcorder.
  • Page 52: Protecting A Cassette

    Push the Write Protect Tab on the cassette so that the hole is uncovered. b. Removing Cassette Protection: If you no longer wish to keep the recording on the cassette, push the Write Protect Tab back so that it covers the hole.
  • Page 53: Making Your First Recording

    The STBY indicator is displayed on LCD. Notes ✤ If the Write Protection Tab on the cassette tape is set to protect, the PROTECTION! message appears on the screen. Release the Write Protection Tab to record. ✤ Detach the Battery Pack when you are finished recording to prevent unnecessary battery power consumption.
  • Page 54: Record Search (rec Search)

    ENGLISH The Camcorder : Basic Recording When a cassette is loaded and the camcorder is left in STBY under REC mode for more than 5 minutes without being used, it will switch off automatically. To resume the camcorder, press the START/STOP button or set the Power Switch to off shortly and then set it back to REC mode.
  • Page 55: Playing Back A Tape You Have Recorded Using The Lcd Monitor

    1. Turn on your camcorder and set the Power Switch to PLAY mode. 2. Insert the tape you want to playback (refer to page 47). 3. Open the LCD monitor and adjust the angle of the screen. Adjust the LCD Brightness or Color if necessary (refer to page 33).
  • Page 56: The Camcorder : Advanced Recording

    It is suitable for recording indoor events such as concerts and school performances. SAND/SNOW SAND/SNOW mode creates good results when the ambient light is very strong such as on a beach shore or in the snow. HIGH S.SPEED High Shutter Speed mode. This setting allows fast-moving images to be captured one frame at a time, for vivid, stable slowmotion playback.
  • Page 57: Setting The Program Ae

    4. Press the OK button to select PROGRAM AE . The available options are listed. 5. Select an option by pressing the DOWN or UP button, then press the OK button. The selected option is applied. 6. Press the MENU button to exit the menu screen.
  • Page 58: Setting The White Balance For Camcorder Use (wht.balance)

    Setting the White Balance for Camcorder Use (WHT.BALANCE) ✤ The CCD (Charge Coupled Device) determines color using color temperature, White Balance is a tool used to adapt video equipment to the color temperature of the dominant light source in a given scene/environment. By adjusting the White Balance, a white surface will again appear white in the recording no matter what the lighting situation.
  • Page 59: Setting The Digital Zoom For Camcorder Use (d. Zoom)

    6. Press the MENU button to exit the menu screen. Notes ✤ Using the DIS function (refer to page 56) to obtain a more stable, clearer image when recording using the deep zoom. ✤ Maximum zooming may result in lower picture quality.
  • Page 60: Setting The Digital Image Stabilizer (dis)

    1. Turn on your camcorder and set the Power Switch to REC mode. 2. Press the MENU button. The top menu including CAMERA is displayed. 3. Press the DOWN button to select CAMERA , then press the OK button. The submenu including DIS 4. Press the DOWN button to select DIS mode between ON and OFF.
  • Page 61: Applying Digital Special Effects To Your Recording (dse)

    You can select various special effects using the Digital Special Effects menu. ✤ Digital effects enable you to give a more creative look to your recordings. Select the appropriate digital effect for the type of picture that you wish to record and the effect you wish to create.
  • Page 62: Selecting A Digital Special Effect In Camcorder Mode

    4. Press the DOWN button to select DSE SELECT , then press the OK button. The available DSE SELECT options are listed. 5. Select you option by pressing the DOWN or UP button, then press the OK button. The selected option is applied.
  • Page 63: Selecting The Record Mode For Camcorder Use

    Playback of a tape recorded by different equipment may produce mosaic shaped distortion. ✤ When you record a tape in both SP and LP modes, or only in LP mode, the playback picture may be distorted or the time code may not be properly written between scenes.
  • Page 64: Selecting The Audio Mode For Camcorder Use

    The original stereo sound can be recorded onto the MAIN (SOUND1) track and an additional soundtrack can be dubbed onto the SUB (SOUND2) track. For audio dubbing, refer to page 77. - 16bit: You can record one high quality stereo track using the 16bit recording mode. Audio dubbing is not available for video using 16bit sound.
  • Page 65: Cutting Off Wind Noise (wind Cut)

    5. Press the MENU button to exit the menu screen. Notes ✤ When the Wind Cut function is set to ON, low pitched tones might be eliminated along with the wind noise. ✤ Be sure that Wind Cut is set to OFF when higher microphone sensitivity is required.
  • Page 66: Using Backlight Compensation Mode (blc)

    The Back Light Compensation function works only in REC mode. The Back Light Compensation function helps to make the subject brighter when the light source is behind the subject, throwing their features into shadow, or when the subject is in the shade but the background is brightly lit. ✤...
  • Page 67: Setting The Slow Shutter Speed

    The Slow Shutter function works only in REC mode. ✤ The Slow Shutter allows the user to record dark subjects or in darker areas, making them even brighter than they would be under good natural lighting. A subject recorded using this function may appear to move slowly.
  • Page 68: Nite Pix

    Do not set the NITE PIX to ON in bright lighting. It might damage the CCD (Charge Coupled Device). ✤ If you use the NITE PIX function in normal recording situations (ex. outdoors in daylight), the recorded picture may be tinted green.
  • Page 69: Power Nite Pix

    Each press of the SLOW SHUTTER button toggles the mode between S1/30, S1/15, S1/8 and Normal shutter speeds. (Refer to page 63) 4. To return to NITE PIX mode, press the SLOW SHUTTER button to select normal shutter speed. The P indicator disappears while the 5.
  • Page 70: Setting The Shutter Speed And Exposure

    Shutter Speed function works only in REC mode. ✤ Adjusting the exposure and shutter speed helps the user to control the image to be recorded. Greater exposure results in a brighter image while shorter shutter speeds make the image darker.
  • Page 71: Using The Fade In / Out Function

    The Fade In / Out function works only in REC mode. ✤ You can give your recordings more professional look by using special effects such as fading in at the beginning and fading out at the end of a sequence. To Start Recording 1.
  • Page 72: Setting Up And Using The Quick Menu

    1. Turn the Navigation Wheel to select DATE/TIME . 2. To change the format, press the Navigation Wheel while the DATE/TIME is highlighted. - Each press of the Navigation Wheel on the DATE/TIME menu changes the format in this order: DATE — TIME — DATE/TIME ■...
  • Page 73: Dse (digital Special Effects)

    1. Turn the Navigation Wheel to select DSE . 2. Each press of the Navigation Wheel on the DSE menu toggles the DSE mode between OFF and preset DSE selection. - If there is no preset DSE selection, OFF is the only available option.
  • Page 74: Shutter / Exposure

    SHUTTER - Provides a quick way to access the SHUTTER Speed Settings. 1. Turn the Navigation Wheel (Quick Menu) to select the Navigator icon ( 2. Press the Navigation Wheel (Quick Menu) to select SHUTTER . The adjustable Shutter Speed control bar appears on the screen.
  • Page 75: Taking Photos

    6 ~ 7 seconds to save the image and then resumes the recording. ✤ You can use the remote control to take a photo by using the PHOTO button on the remote control. Pressing the PHOTO button on the remote control records the still image at once with automatic focusing.
  • Page 76: Various Recording Techniques

    4. Self Recording Make a recording while viewing the LCD monitor from the front. 5. Recording with the Viewfinder In circumstances where it is difficult to use or see the LCD monitor clearly, using the viewfinder is a convenient alternative.
  • Page 77: The Camcorder : Playback

    The tape playback functions work only in PLAY mode. Playback on the LCD Monitor ✤ It is handy and practical to view a tape using the LCD monitor almost anywhere (i.e. in a car, indoors, or outdoors). Playback on a TV Monitor ✤...
  • Page 78: Various Functions In Play Modes

    ( STOP), ✤ The F.ADV (Frame advance), ✤ 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. Playback Pause Press the (PLAY/STILL) button during the playback.
  • Page 79: X2 Playback (forward/reverse)

    Still mode. Notes ✤ Mosaic shaped distortion may appear on the screen while in some of the playback modes if you are using a tape recorded in ✤ Sound will only be heard during normal SP or LP playback. (PLAY/STILL) button.
  • Page 80: Searching Still Images

    6. To stop the search, press the MENU button or the Note ✤ When there are no still images recorded on the tape, it will be fully rewound or forwarded. message appear on the LCD monitor and the (STOP) button.
  • Page 81: Dubbing An Additional Sound Track To Your Recording

    Audio Dubbing works only in PLAY mode. ✤ You can dub additional audio to your recordings using the remote control. Dubbing is supported only when the recorded image has been recorded in SP (Standard Play) mode using the 12-bit settings for audio.
  • Page 82: Playing Dubbed Sound

    You may select the audio track to be played back. 1. Turn your camcorder on by setting the Power Switch to PLAY mode. 2. Move to the position of recorded video that has dubbed audio track by using the (FF) or (PLAY/STILL) buttons.
  • Page 83: Setting The Zero Memory On The Tape (ending Position)

    On a tape, you can mark a point that you want to return to following playback. 1. Press the ZERO MEMORY button on the remote control during playback or before recording at the point you wish to return The time code is changed to a tape counter which is set to Zero Memory with the 0:00:00 (Zero Memory Indicator).
  • Page 84: Pb Dse - Applying Digital Special Effects To Your Recording During Playback

    8. To cancel applied PB DSE, set the PB DSE to OFF or press the Note ✤ Once you modify an image using the PB DSE function, it cannot be exported to a PC using the camcorder s DV (IEEE 1394) connection. (STOP) button.
  • Page 85: Pb Zoom- Zooming During Playback

    ✤ The PB ZOOM function works only in PLAY mode. ✤ The PB ZOOM function allows the user to zoom in or out on recorded image and still pictures. ✤ The Zooming Range for PLAY mode: 1.2 ~ 8.0x 1. Turn on your camcorder by setting the Power Switch to PLAY mode.
  • Page 86: The Camera : Preparation

    The Camera : Preparation Using the Mode Dial ✤ Turn the Mode Dial to select a Camera mode by setting the selector as illustrated. ✤ Available Camera Modes are: (PROGRAM): Sets aperture and shutter speed automatically for the user s convenience, other...
  • Page 87: Inserting A Memory Card

    After pulling the card out from the camcorder, keep the Memory Cards in a soft case to prevent static shock. ✤ The data stored on the card may be changed or lost as a result of misuse, static electricity, electric noise or repair. Save important images separately.
  • Page 88: Formatting A Memory Card

    The Camera : Preparation Formatting a Memory Card ✤ You can use the FORMAT function to completely delete all still images/motion clips and options on the Memory Card, including protected still images/motion clips. ✤ The format function restores the Memory Card to its initial state.
  • Page 89: Number Of Recordable Images / Length Of Motion Clip

    The still images that you recorded are saved in JPEG file format. ✤ Each file has a file name (using sequential numbers) and all files are assigned to a folder. ✤ A file number beginning with DCAM0001 up to DCAM9999 is sequentially assigned to each recorded image.
  • Page 90: The Camera : Functions

    Each folder can contain up to 9999 images. A Memory Card may contain up to 999 folders. DCF ERROR message is displayed when it exceeds the limit. If this occurrs, delete files or format your memory card after moving your data stored in the memory card to a PC.
  • Page 91: Setting The Picture Quality

    Setting the Picture Quality ✤ Set the level of picture quality for the still images before you begin. The number of stored images varies depending on the memory card capacity, picture size and quality. 1. Turn your camera on by setting the Power Switch to 2.
  • Page 92: Setting The Picture Size

    Setting the Picture Size ✤ Set the picture size for still images before you begin. The number of stored images varies depending on the memory card capacity, picture size and quality. 1. Turn your camera on by setting the Power Switch to 2.
  • Page 93: Setting The Menu Language

    3. Press the LEFT or RIGHT button to select the The submenu including LANGUAGE is displayed. 4. Press the DOWN button to select LANGUAGE , then press the RIGHT button. The available options for LANGUAGE setting are displayed. 5. Select your option by pressing the UP or DOWN button.
  • Page 94: Setting The Lcd Brightness

    3. Press the LEFT or RIGHT button to select The submenu including LCD is displayed. 4. Press the DOWN button to select LCD , then press the RIGHT button. The available options for LCD brightness settings are displayed. DARK — NORMAL — BRIGHT 5.
  • Page 95: Setting The Clock

    The adjustable fields of Stamp Format, Date and Time are displayed while the YEAR field is selected. 5. Press the DOWN or UP button to set the value. Move to next field by pressing the RIGHT button. 6. Repeat Step 5 for the MONTH, DATE and TIME fields.
  • Page 96: Setting The Imprint Option

    IMPRINT allows the user to place a date stamp on a picture. Your camera has a built-in clock that maintains the date and time in a 24-hour format. The camera clock needs to be set if you plan to use the date stamp to imprint the date and time on your picture.
  • Page 97: Setting The Wireless Remote Control Acceptance (wl.remote)

    You can enable or disable the Wireless Remote Control for use in Camera mode. ✤ Using the Wireless Remote Control, you can easily and remotely manipulate your camera. Refer to page 40 for setting the Wireless Remote Control for Camcorder use.
  • Page 98: Setting The Beep Sound

    The Camera : Functions Setting the Beep Sound ✤ You can turn on or off the beep sound for each press of a button for Camera use. 1. Turn your Camera on by setting the Power Switch to 2. Press the MENU button.
  • Page 99: Using The Menu

    USB data destination (PC/PRINTER) Set the Date and Time Set the imprint option (Date/Time) Set the Wireless Remote acceptance Set the beep sound for key press Set the shutter sound Adjust the Quick Review duration Default starting image Set a custom starting image...
  • Page 100 Functions Change the picture size Supports MPEG mode only Set to TIFF non-compressing format Set to super fine picture quality Set to fine picture quality Set to normal picture quality Set the metering to MULTI Set the metering to SPOT...
  • Page 101 SCENE modes Sets the frame rate of MPEG motion clips Standard DPOF printing function SELECT ALL PICs Prints an Index page of all the images stored in the Memory Card. Selects the size of images to print SELECT ALL PICs STANDARD...
  • Page 102 ALL PICs SELECT DELETE Note ✤ Pressing the DISPLAY button while the menu is displayed on the LCD monitor helps to read the menu screen by changing the background into black. SUB MENU 2 Functions Downsizes the selected image Resize an image to START IMAGE to change your starting image.
  • Page 103: The Camera : Basic Picture Taking

    Note ✤ The Auto Power Off feature is designed to save the battery power. If there is no operation for more than 5 minutes, the camera will automatically turn off. To resume camera operation, press the START/STOP button once. (CAMERA) mode and turn the Mode Dial to , then press the PHOTO button ( PLAY) modes.
  • Page 104: Viewing Still Images

    To view the detailed information on a picture, press the DISPLAY button. Pressing the RIGHT button when you are on the last image will take you to the first image and pressing the LEFT button when you are on the first image will take you to the last image.
  • Page 105: Viewing A Slide Show

    (SLIDE) is displayed. 4. Press the LEFT or RIGHT button to select 5. Press the DOWN or UP button to select INTERVAL , then press the RIGHT button. The cursor is located on Interval. 6. Select an interval by pressing the UP or DOWN button.
  • Page 106: Setting The Q.view Duration

    3. Press the LEFT button to view the picture just taken. To see detailed information on the picture, press the DISPLAY button once. 4. To return to Camera mode, press the LEFT button again or press the PHOTO button halfway down.
  • Page 107: Viewing Multiple Images In Multiple Image View

    4. Press the button to display up to 9 pictures on the LCD monitor. Select a stored picture to delete using the LEFT or RIGHT button, then press the OK button. 5. Press the (DELETE) button to to delete the selected picture.
  • Page 108 If an erroneous memory card format is found on the memory card, the message CARD ERROR! will be displayed. ✤ If an erroneous image file is found on the memory card, the message FILE ERROR will be displayed. It may be caused by copying images from different digital devices.
  • Page 109: Delayed Recording - Self Timer

    : Delays the shutter release by 10 seconds. 6. Frame your subject. 7. Press the PHOTO button on the Remote Control or on the Camera to start the timer. For motion clips, press the START/STOP button on the Remote Control or on the Camera.
  • Page 110: Taking Motion Clips (mpeg) Using The Camera

    Setting up the MPEG Frame Rate 1. Press the LEFT or RIGHT button to select The available options are listed: 30fps, 15fps 2. Select an option by pressing the DOWN or UP button, then press the OK button. The selected option is applied. (MOVIE) mode.
  • Page 111: Recording A Motion Clip (mpeg) Onto A Memory Card

    MPEG4 motion clip on the unit and PC shows full screen. ✤ It is recommended to use a tripod for Motion Clip recordings with the Remote Control. It is also handy for self recordings. ✤ The recorded motion clip is saved in MOV format.
  • Page 112: Viewing A Motion Clip (mpeg)

    ✤ When you playback a motion clip (MPEG) on the LCD monitor or on a TV connected, the sound is not played back. Recorded sound is played back on a PC after copying or moving the motion clip to a PC.
  • Page 113: The Camera : Advanced Techniques

    A sound effect will play once the focus is set. 1. Frame your subject inside the AF focus area on the LCD monitor in order to obtain clear focus. 2. Press the PHOTO button halfway down to adjust the focus.
  • Page 114: Using The Built-in Flash

    The Red-Eye Reduction flash fires before the main flash fires and reduces the Red-Eye effect. Red-Eye Reduction flash mode is effective when the subjects are within range of the flash and looking toward the flash. A slight delay occurs after the PHOTO button is fully pressed, to allow the Red-Eye reduction to take effect.
  • Page 115 The Camera : Advanced Techniques Available Flash Modes by Camera Mode Aperture S. Speed PROGRAM Priority Priority EASYQ Manual ENGLISH Preset SCENE Mode...
  • Page 116: Setting The Focus Modes

    ✤ Focus is set when you push the PHOTO button halfway down. Focus is set on the subject located nearest the center of the frame. To provide sharper, clearer images, SPOT metering and MULTI metering modes are available. Refer to page 116 for further details on Metering Modes.
  • Page 117: Continuous Auto Focus Mode

    ✤ EASYQ mode selects the AUTO FOCUS automatically. ✤ Be sure to confirm that the focus is set using the LCD monitor or the viewfinder when Manual Focusing is used. ✤ Continuous Auto Focus will consume more battery power. (CAMERA) mode.
  • Page 118: Macro Mode

    Be careful not to cast a shadow over your subject when recording in Macro Mode. ✤ When you cannot get proper focus on the subject, zoom in or out to obtain clear focus. ✤ The LCD monitor displays your framing more precisely.
  • Page 119: Setting The Exposure

    Speed and ISO settings. Overall brightness of a captured image may appear too dark if large parts of the framed scene are very bright or the background is much brighter than the main subject. Overall brightness of captured image may appear too bright if large parts of the framed scene are dim or the background is much darker than the main subject.
  • Page 120: Setting The Auto Exposure Metering Options: Spot Ae Or Multi Ae

    MULTI AE meters the lighting condition of the overall image by metering the exposure on multiple points. ✤ SPOT AE meters the lighting condition of a narrower area in order to have precise exposure control over a specific subject. ✤...
  • Page 121: Scene Modes - Preset Auto Exposure Modes

    Preset SCENE modes are provided to assist the user in taking pictures under various lighting conditions. ✤ The SCENE modes direct the camera to automatically adjust the aperture, shutter speed and white balance according to the lighting conditions and preset settings.
  • Page 122: Manual Exposure Compensation

    The Camera : Advanced Techniques Manual Exposure Compensation ✤ If the image in the LCD monitor is too bright, choose a negative value for exposure compensation. ✤ If the image in the LCD monitor is too dark, choose a positive value for exposure compensation.
  • Page 123: Setting The Aperture

    By controlling the aperture, the user may adjust the overall picture brightness. ✤ Large apertures require more lighting and soften the background details. ✤ Smaller apertures will increase the depth of field, bringing the main subject and the background into focus. ✤ Set the Mode Dial to A or M.
  • Page 124: Setting The Shutter Speed

    The Camera : Advanced Techniques Setting the Shutter Speed ✤ By controlling the shutter speed and aperture, you may adjust the overall brightness of the picture. ✤ Slower shutter speeds require more lighting. Faster shutter speeds require less lighting. ✤...
  • Page 125: Setting The White Balance

    AWB (Auto White Balance) mode helps to have natural colors under most cases. ✤ White Balance setting is memorized in current ✤ Using EASYQ mode cancels the White Balance setting. To recover your White Balance setting, exit the EASYQ mode. (MOVIE), (PROGRAM), A, S, and M modes. (CAMERA) mode.
  • Page 126: Setting The Manual White Balance

    You can set the white balance in 1. Set the White Balance Mode to 2. Frame your camera on a white area (such as a wall), filling the LCD monitor (or viewfinder) with white. 3. Press the OK button to set the White Balance.
  • Page 127: Setting The Iso Sensitivity

    The Camera : Advanced Techniques Setting the ISO Sensitivity ✤ Sensitivity is a measure of how rapidly the camera reacts to a light source. The higher the sensitivity, the brighter the picture is under the same exposure condition. ✤ Allowing the flash to fire will help brighten the picture. However, if other settings disable the flash use, set the ISO sensitivity to a higher level.
  • Page 128: Using Digital Special Effects

    Inverts the Color 4. Select an option by pressing the DOWN or UP button. The selected option is applied. 5. Press the OK or MENU button to apply your selection and exit the MENU screen. Note ✤ It takes a few seconds to apply the special effects.
  • Page 129: Taking Multiple Images Using Auto Exposure Bracketing

    The Digital Zoom is not available for Auto Exposure Bracketing and Continuous Shots. ✤ If there is not enough free space to save the 3 pictures, the Auto Exposure Bracketing will not work. ✤ Using a tripod is recommended for Auto Exposure Bracketing to prevent blurred images.
  • Page 130: Taking Multiple Images Using Continuous Shot

    ✤ The Digital Zoom is not available for Auto Exposure Bracketing and Continuous Shot. ✤ If there is not enough free space to save 3 pictures, Continuous Shot will not work. (CAMERA) mode. (SHOOTING) is displayed. (SHOOTING), then press the DOWN button.
  • Page 131: Setting The Sharpness

    Quick Start Setting the Sharpness ✤ This option allows the user to obtain sharper images by processing the picture after it is shot. 1. Turn your camera on by setting the Power Switch to 2. Press the MENU button. The top menu including (SHARPNESS) is displayed.
  • Page 132: Using The Digital Zoom

    The digital zoom digitally processes data from the CCD (Charge Coupled Device, Image Sensor) to enlarge the center portion of the image to fill the frame and may produce a less detailed and slightly grainy picture.
  • Page 133: Rotating A Stored Picture

    LEFT(90¡) rotates the image in a counterclockwise direction. ✤ Rotated image display will have blank margins on the sides. ✤ Rotating the picture for display does not affect the stored image quality. Actual pictures are not rotated to protect the image quality. (PLAY) mode. (CAMERA) mode.
  • Page 134: Resizing A Stored Picture

    You can select and resize a still image to appear as your new start-up image. ✤ Resizing for the START IMAGE size saves a new picture to the camcorder’s internal memory, not to the memory card. ✤ Only JPEG file types can be resized. TIFF and motion clips cannot be resized.
  • Page 135: Customizing Your Camera - Myset Menu

    ✤ MySET menu works only in (CAMERA) Modes. ✤ Customize your camera to memorize frequently accessed settings for easier use. MySET allows the user to recall memorized settings to ready the camera in seconds. Memorizing Your Current Settings ✤ You can save up to 3 different settings using MYSET1, MYSET2 and MYSET3.
  • Page 136: Loading Your Customized Settings

    The Camera : Advanced Techniques Loading Your Customized Settings ✤ After saving your MySET configurations as instructed in the previous page, follow these steps to recall your MySET configuration at a later time: 1. Turn your camcorder on by setting the Power Switch to 2.
  • Page 137: Customizing Your Camera - Changing The Start-up Image

    START IMAGE 3 should be saved in START IMAGE size. ✤ Formatting or deleting the still picture on the memory card does not affect the start-up images. Start-up images are saved in the built-in internal memory of the Camera. (CAMERA) mode.
  • Page 138: Zooming & Trimming Recorded Pictures (playback Zoom) While Viewing

    The selected picture is displayed. 4. Pull the Zoom Lever to TELE side to enter the zoom mode, then use the Zoom Lever to zoom in or zoom out. A small window appears in the bottom left of the LCD monitor showing the current portion of the full picture.
  • Page 139: Protecting Stored Pictures

    1. Press the DOWN or UP button to select ONE PIC , then press the OK button. The available options are displayed: LOCK or UNLOCK . 2. Press the DOWN or UP button to LOCK or UNLOCK the picture, then press OK button to set your choice.
  • Page 140 1. Press the DOWN or UP button to select SELECT , then press the OK button. The multiple pictures screen appears. 2. To move the cursor, use the LEFT, RIGHT, DOWN or UP buttons then press the MENU button to lock the selected picture.
  • Page 141: Miscellaneous Information

    ✤ With the PictBridge Support, you can control the printer directly through your camera in order to print out stored pictures. For direct printing of your stored pictures using the PictBridge function, you must connect your camera to a PictBridge printer using a USB cable.
  • Page 142 3. Select an option using the DOWN or UP button, then press the OK button. If ONE PIC is selected, number of prints setting menu is displayed on top of the current image. To change the number of prints, press the UP or DOWN button. To find another picture, press the LEFT or RIGHT button.
  • Page 143 Unsupported menu items are displayed on the LCD monitor as deactivated. ✤ INDEX printing over many files (exceeding 10) using PictBridge may take long period of time. For faster INDEX printing, use the DPOF INDEX printing (refer to page 143) or thumbnail printing on a PC.
  • Page 144 4. Progress Bar will be displayed. 5. To cancel the printing, press the MENU button. If there is no selected image, NO IMAGE message will be displayed. In that case, to go back to the PictBridge main menu page, press the OK button.
  • Page 145 ✤ Use the USB cable provided with the Camera. ✤ Use the AC power adapter for your camera during PictBridge Direct Printing. Turning your camera off during the printing might damage data on the memory card. ✤ Printing still images is supported. Motion clips are not available for printing.
  • Page 146: Printing Your Pictures - Using The Dpof

    Zoom Lever to set the quantity. Print mark and selected number of copies are displayed. To cancel the selection, press the MENU button again while it is hghlighted in a yellow outline. To exit the selection screen, press the OK button.
  • Page 147 The available options of NO and YES are displayed. 3. Select an option by pressing the DOWN or UP button, then press the OK button. If YES is selected, all the images stored in the memory card will be marked for thumbnail printing.
  • Page 148 You can print out DPOF marked images by inserting your memory card directly to a DPOF supporting printer that has memory card interface. Or, you can connect your camera using USB cable to a printer that supports DPOF printing. Refer to printer s documentation for further details.
  • Page 149: Connecting To Other Devices - Tv And Vcr

    Connecting to Other Devices – TV and VCR Quick Start ✤ You can connect your device to a TV set directly or through a VCR to view your recordings and pictures on the TV screen, using the Multi-AV cable. ✤...
  • Page 150 To Play Back Recorded Video 1. Turn your TV on and select the external input source that is connected to the VCR. Set the TV channel to view the VCR. 3 or 4 is most often used. 2. Locate the desired position on the tape using the 3.
  • Page 151 3. Press the UP or DOWN button to select VIEWER , then press the OK button. The submenu including TV DISPLAY is displayed. 4. Press the UP or DOWN button to select TV DISPLAY , then press the OK button. Each press of the OK button toggles between ON and OFF.
  • Page 152 The S-VIDEO terminal transmits video only. Connect AUDIO cables for sound. ✤ If only a mono audio input is available on the VCR or DVD Recorder, use the audio cable with the white plug. Video input (Y) Audio input (L)
  • Page 153: Connecting To Other Devices - Pc

    A Standard DV connection is quite simple. If a product has a DV port (or FireWire), you can transfer data by connecting to the DV port using a proper cable. Be careful since there are two types of DV ports (4pin and 6pin). This camcorder has a 4pin terminal.
  • Page 154 4. To stop recording, press the Note ✤ When using this camcorder as a recorder, the pictures that appear on the monitor may seem uneven, however recorded pictures will not be affected. (STOP) button on the PC screen. (STOP) button.
  • Page 155: Connecting To A Pc Using A Usb Cable

    2. If the installation screen does not automatically appear, click Run on the Windows Start menu and execute the SETUP.EXE file to begin the installation. If your CD-ROM drive is set to D: drive, type D:\setup.exe in the RUN dialog and press Enter on your keyboard. 3. Click on the icons listed below to install the selected software.
  • Page 156 DVC Media Software CD includes the driver and software for connecting and utilizing Samsung DVC Camera to the PC. ✤ During the use of PC, if the program is deleted or error message comes out, you can reinstall it with this CD. ✤...
  • Page 157 ✤ If you connect the USB cable to a PC using a USB HUB or with other devices at the same time, it might cause conflict and may not work properly. If this occurs, remove all other USB devices and try the connection again.
  • Page 158: Maintenance

    The cassette should be stored away from heaters and other heat sources. Avoid storing cassettes under direct sunlight, and avoid electromagnetic fields. The removed Battery Packs should be stored away from heaters and other heat sources. Do not store the battery pack with metal objects or sharp objects to avoid accidental damage to the battery pack.
  • Page 159: Cleaning The Camera Body And Video Heads

    The LCD monitor surface should not be pressed. Use a soft dry cloth to clean the surface. ✓ To clean the lens, use an optional air blower to blow out dirt and other small objects. Do not wipe the lens with cloths or your fingers. If necessary, use lens cleaning paper.
  • Page 160: 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 where the power input range is 100V ~ 240V, 50/60Hz. Use a commercially available AC plug adapter if necessary, depending on the design of the local wall outlets.
  • Page 161: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Quick Start Troubleshooting ✤ If your device fails to function as expected, please check the following before contacting service personnel. Refer to the page numbers listed for further details. Self Diagnosis Display Display Blinking Slow Slow TAPE END! TAPE END!
  • Page 162 Slow CARD ERROR! Slow NOT FORMATTED! ✤ If these instructions do not solve your problem, contact your nearest Samsung dealer or authorized service center/personnel. Symptom No power is supplied LCD monitor is blank DATE/TIME is wrong Cannot Record a video...
  • Page 163 Adjust the brightness and angle of LCD Low temperatures might produce a dark LCD display. This is not a malfunctioning. Close the LCD monitor to turn if off, or turn your device off to cool down. Set the Power Switch to PLAY...
  • Page 164: Specifications

    CAMERA MiniDV JPEG (DCF) 66 X 96 X 140 (mm) / 2.6 X 3.78 X 5.51 (inch) 540 g / 1.188 lb (Except the Lithium lon Battery Pack and Tape) 4.9W (LCD on) / 4.6W (CVF on) for recordings DC 8.4V, LI-Ion Battery pack: 7.4V...
  • Page 165 2.7 ~ 27mm 7.7 ~ 23.1mm 1.4 / 1.8 2.8 / 4.9 Variable 4 step 1 step Not Available Nite Pix / Power Nite Pix Wide Macro 1.6~31.5inch(Wide), 11.8~31.5inch (Tele) CAMCORDER CAMERA 1/6 Charge Coupled Device 1/1.8 Charge Coupled Device 680K / 340K 4.13M/4.0M...
  • Page 166: Index

    Audio dubbing ... 77 AUDIO MODE ...60 - B - BLC ...62 - C - Cassette ...47 Cleaning and Maintaining the Camcorder ...154 CLOCK SET ...38, 91 CONT. SHOT ...126 - D - DATE/TIME ...39, 91 DELETE ...103 DEMONSTRATION ...42 DIGITAL ZOOM ...55, 128...
  • Page 167 Index - R - REC MODE ...31 Remote Control ...25 - S - Search ...74 SHUTTER SPEED & EXPOSURE ...66 Slide Show ...101 SLOW SHUTTER ...63 Speaker ...35 SPOT-AE ...116 - T - Troubleshooting ...157 TV DISPLAY ...43 - U - USB ...151...
  • Page 168: 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 its option.
  • Page 169 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 AD68-00779B http://www.samsungusa.com REV.01...

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