00732M SCL901 SEA (1-19) 12/26/03 10:39 AM Page 101 ENGLISH Video Camcorder COLOR LCD SCL901/L906/L907 SCL901/L906/L907 Owner’s Instruction Book Before operating the unit, please read this instruction book thoroughly, and retain it for future reference. ELECTRONICS US PATENT 4415844...
CAMCORDER product manufacturer as they may be hazardous. Page 102 This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage within the product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of fire or electric shock.
10. POWER SOURCES: 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.
Never push objects of any kind into this CAMCORDER through openings as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short out a part that could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquids of any kind onto the CAMCORDER.
22. To prevent damage which may result in fire or shock hazard, do not expose this appliance to rain or moisture. 23. If this power supply is used at 240V ac, a suitable plug adapter should be use. NOTE TO CATV SYSTEM INSTALLER: This reminder is provided to call the CATV system installer’s...
Accessories Supplied with the Camcorder...14 Remote Control (SCL906/L907 only) ...15 Self Timer Recording...15 Preparing Adjusting the Hand Strap and Shoulder Strap ...16 Attaching the Lens Cover ...17 Lithium Battery Installation ...17 Connecting the Power Source...18 To use the AC Power Adapter ...18 To use the Battery Pack ...19...
Setting the Speaker ON/OFF ...56 DSE in PLAYER mode ...56 Multi Playback (Using a PAL60 System)...57 USB interface (SCL907 only) Transferring a Digital Image through a USB Connection ...58 Installing USB Media 2.0 Program ...59 Maintenance Cleaning and Taking care of the Camcorder ...62 Cleaning the Viewfinder ...62...
Notices regarding rotation of LCD screen Please rotate the LCD screen carefully as illustrated. Unintended 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 by using the LCD screen.
2) Do not pick up the camcorder by the viewfinder. 3) Unintended rotation may cause damage to the viewfinder. Notices regarding moisture condensation 1) A sudden rise in atmospheric temperature may cause condensation to form inside the camcorder. for example: When you take the camcorder from cold temperature outside to warm temperature inside during the winter.
When your camcorder is in CAMERA mode, if it is left in STANDBY for more than 5 minutes without operation, it will automatically turn off to protect against unexpected battery discharge. It is a good idea to use the viewfinder instead of the LCD when recording for a long time because the LCD uses more battery power.
Notices regarding video head cleaning To ensure normal recording and clear picture, clean the video heads. When playing back the pictures, if they are noisy or hardly visible, the video heads may be dirty. If this happens, clean the video heads with a dry type cassette cleaner.
This mode enables even the beginner to easily make a recording. (see page 33) Multi PLAYBACK (PAL60) PAL60 is a special output signal format with which a PAL TV can be used to view a tape recorded by an NTSC recorder. Page 8...
REW works in PLAYER mode. (see page 55) 3. LIGHT (PLAY/STILL) (see page 54) PLAY/STILL works in PLAYER mode. LIGHT works in CAMERA mode. (SCL906/L907 only) The built-in video light turns on when LIGHT is pressed. It enables recording in low-light conditions. 4. REC SEARCH (FF) REC SEARCH works in STANDBY mode.
ENTER works in MENU mode. MF works in CAMERA mode. (see page 36) 16. UP/DOWN dial (VOLUME) UP/DOWN dial works in MENU mode. (see page 26) VOLUME works in PLAYER mode. (see page 56) 17. S-VIDEO out (see page 54) 18.
30. Hand Strap (see page 16) 31. POWER Switch (see page 18) - CAMERA : Select to record. - OFF : Select to turn off the camcorder. - PLAYER : Select to playback. 32. START/STOP (see page 23) START/STOP works in CAMERA mode.
You can turn the OSD on/off by setting the Display menu on/off. The TITLE, DATE/TIME, EASY and CUSTOM functions can be operated even after the OSD is turned off. The OSD is displayed in the viewfinder and the LCD Screen.
DSE (Digital Special Effect) (see page 40) Indicates the DSE mode is activated. The operation modes are STROBE, SEPIA, B&W, NEG., MIRROR, ART, MOSAIC, 16:9(WIDE) and CINEMA. n. White Balance mode (see page 48) Indicates the White Balance mode is activated.
12/26/03 10:40 AM ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder Accessories Supplied with Camcorder Make sure that the following basic accessories are supplied with your camcorder. Basic Accessories 1. AC Power Adapter. (AA-E8 TYPE) (see page 18) 2. AC cord. (see page 18) 3.
Insert Lithium Battery, following the + and - markings. Be careful not to reverse the polarity of the battery. Self Timer Recording The Self Timer function on the remote control allows you to start and stop recording automatically. Example: Recording yourself Two options are available WAIT-10S/SELF-30S: wait 10 seconds, followed by 30 seconds of recording.
- Hold the camcorder in a stable, comfortable position. - Press the Zoom and the red Record button without having to change the position of your hand. 1. Pull open the Hand Strap cover and release the Hand Strap, adjust its length and stick it back onto the Hand Strap cover.
Attaching the Lens Cover Lithium Battery Installation The lithium battery maintains the clock function, title and preset contents of the memory; even if the battery pack or AC power adapter is removed. The lithium battery for the camcorder lasts about 8~10 months under normal operation from the time of installation.
The LCD Screen is turned on automatically when it’s opened more than 30 degrees. Note: If the adapter is used next to a TV or the camcorder, it may cause the TV or camcorder to emit noise. Move the adapter away from the TV, camcorder or the antenna cable.
Blinking stops and stays on : Recharging has been completed. On for a second and off for a second: Indicates there is an error. Reset the battery pack and DC cable. 5. If recharging is completed, separate the camcorder, AC power adapter, and battery pack.
It should never be charged in a room temperature that is below 0 C(32°F). The life and capacity of the battery pack will be reduced if it is used in temperatures below 0 C, even when it is fully recharged.
The continuous recording time in the operating instructions is measured under the condition of using a fully charged battery pack at 25°C(77°F). As the environmental temperature and conditions may be different 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.
Color system used Recording/playback time. Inserting and Ejecting a Cassette Check to see if the battery pack is in place or AC adapter is connected. Make sure the A/V cable is unplugged. 1. Press the EJECT button. The compartment opens automatically.
Did you set the power switch to CAMERA position? Did you insert a cassette? (see page 22) Open the LCD Screen and make sure that STBY is displayed on the LCD (if the red tab of the cassette is opened, STBY will not be displayed) Did you open the LENS CAP? Make sure the image you want to record appears in the LCD monitor.
When Recording stops, STBY should be displayed on the LCD. When a cassette is loaded and the camcorder is left in STANDBY mode for over 5 minutes without being used, it will turn off automat- ically. To use it again, push the red START/STOP button or set the power switch to OFF and then back to CAMERA.
1. Hold the camcorder firmly using the hand strap. (see page 16) 2. Place your right elbow against your side. 3. Place your left hand under or next to the LCD to support and adjust it. Do not touch the built-in microphone.
Basic Recording Adjusting the LCD Your camcorder is equipped with a 2.5 inch color Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) screen, which allows you to view recording or play- back directly. Depending on the conditions in which you are using the camcorder (indoors or outdoors for example), you can adjust:...
11. Press the MENU ON/OFF button to end the setting. Note: If you do not press a button within 30 seconds, the setting will disappear. The MENU ON/OFF function will not operate in EASY mode. Adjusting Focus of the VIEWFINDER Focus: Use the focus adjustment knob of the VIEWFINDER to focus the picture.
You can see the video you recorded on the LCD. To stop the PLAYBACK operation, press the Note: You can also monitor the picture on a TV screen, after connecting the camcorder to a TV or VCR. (see page 53) Page 28 (STOP) button.
Adjusting the LCD during PLAY The LCD adjustment method in PLAYER mode is identical to step number 4 of page 26, except the power switch must be set to PLAYER. Controlling the Sound from the Speaker When you use the LCD Screen while playing back, you can hear sound from the Speaker.
Zooming In and Out Zoom works in CAMERA mode only. Zooming is a recording technique that lets you change the size of the subject in the picture. For more professional looking record- ings, do not use the zoom function too often.
This is the DIGITAL ZOOM boundary. shows the digital zoom area shows the optical zoom area 4. If you do not want to use the DIGITAL ZOOM, set the D.ZOOM function to OFF in the MENU list. (see page 32) Page 31 MENU LCD ADJUST DIS...ON...
The DIGITAL ZOOM indicators will be displayed on the screen, and DIGITAL ZOOM function will operate. 3. To deactivate the DIGITAL ZOOM function, press the D.ZOOM button again. The DIGITAL ZOOM indicators disappear from the screen. Note: The D.ZOOM ON/OFF function will not operate in EASY mode.
Recording will begin using the basic automatic environment settings. 4 Pressing the EASY button again turns the EASY mode off. The camera will return to the settings that were set prior to the EASY mode being switched on. Notes: In the EASY mode, the MENU, MF, DSE, P.AE and BLC functions are not available.
5. To exit the menu, press the MENU ON/OFF button twice. 6. By pressing the CUSTOM button, the custom settings will come up. Date/Time and Title will only appear if these have been set in advance. The word “CUSTOM” will be displayed on the LCD at the same time.
DIS (Digital Image Stabilizer, SCL906/L907 only) The DIS function works in CAMERA mode only. DIS (Digital Image Stabilizer) is a handshake compensation function that compensates for any shaking or moving of the hand hold- ing the camcorder (within reasonable limits).
MF/AF (Manual Focus/Auto Focus) The MF/AF function works in the CAMERA mode only. In most situations, it is better to use the Automatic Focus feature, as it enables you to concentrate on the creative side of your recording. Manual focusing may be necessary under certain conditions that make automatic focusing inadequate.
Back lighting exists when the subject is darker than the background: The subject is placed in front of a window. The person to be recorded is wearing white or shiny clothes and is placed against a bright background; the person’s face is too dark to distinguish their features.
The shutter speed automatically varies from 1/60 to 1/250 second, depending on the picture. 2. SPORTS mode ( For recording people or objects moving quickly; you should able to play back the picture in slow motion on an 8 mm VCR or stop on a given image with very little blur.
The screen status that is changed by the P.AE button will be recorded on the tape. To end the P.AE function, press the P.AE button once or several times, until the P.AE Icon is no longer displayed. The P.AE function will not operate in EASY or CUSTOM mode.
DSE (Digital Special Effects) in CAMERA mode 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.
3. Keep pressing the DSE button, until the desired mode is displayed. 4. Press the START/STOP button to start recording. 5. To exit the DSE functions, press the DSE button once or several times until no DSE mode is displayed on the LCD.
Setting and recording the date/time feature works in the CAMERA mode only. You can record the date/time on your tapes, so you will know when it was made. The date and time are recorded whenever they are displayed on the viewfinder or LCD.
4. Press the START/STOP button to record the DATE/TIME on your recording. Notes: If your date and time settings are not maintained in the camcorder, it means the installed LITHIUM BATTERY is discharged. (see page 17) You cannot conceal the recorded date or time during playback.
The factory default language is ENGLISH. You can change the language. 1. Make sure that you have installed the LITHIUM BATTERY or have the adapter attached. (see page 17) 2. Set the power switch to CAMERA mode. (see page 18) Open the LCD Screen and adjust it to see comfortably.
If you want to change recording time, select title recording time (OFF, AUTO-10S, CONTINUE) on MENU. Notes: The title moves horizontally from the right side to the left side 10 seconds after you turn on the title. MENU ON/OFF function will not operate in EASY or REC mode.
Fade In and Out The FADE function works in CAMERA mode only. You can give your films a professional look by using special effects such as fading in and out at the beginning or end of a sequence. To Start Recording 1.
Advanced Recording Snap Shot (SCL906/L907 only) With the SNAP SHOT feature, your camcorder functions like a regular film camera, allowing you to take single still pictures. The SNAP SHOT function operates in the CAMERA mode. 1. Set the power switch to CAMERA mode.
Advanced Recording White Balance WHITE BALANCE is a recording function that preserves the unique color of the object in any recording condition. You may select the appropriate WHITE BALANCE mode to obtain good color quality of the image. AUTO: This mode is generally used to control the WHITE BALANCE automatically.
Selecting OSD Language 1. Press the MENU ON/OFF button. The MENU list will appear. 2. Turn the UP/DOWN dial to LANGUAGE and press the ENTER button. 3. Turn the UP/DOWN dial to select the appropriate language. You may select languages among ENGLISH/ESPAÑOL/FRANÇAIS.
Advanced Recording Demonstration Demonstration automatically shows you the major functions that are included with your camcorder so that you may use them more easily. The DEMO function is only available in CAMERA mode when a tape is not in the camcorder.
00732M SCL901 SEA (46-71) 12/26/03 10:46 AM Advanced Recording Setting the Date/Title Color 1. Set the power switch to CAMERA mode. (see page 18) 2. Press the MENU ON/OFF button. The MENU list will appear. 3. Turn the UP/DOWN dial to D/TITLE COLOR...WHITE.
After Recording 1. Eject the tape that you have recorded. (see page 22) 2. If you want to protect accidental erasure of the tape you have recorded, push the red tab on the cassette. 3. Set the POWER switch to OFF.
To watch with TV monitor: recommended for indoor use. To watch with LCD It is practical to view a tape using the LCD Screen in a car or the outdoors. (see page 28) To watch with TV It is practical to use a TV monitor to view tapes indoors.
“L” of your TV or VCR. You can use an S-VIDEO cable to obtain better quality of pictures if you have a S-VIDEO connector on your TV. While playing back on a TV screen, close the LCD panel. Otherwise, picture distortion may occur.
The ZERO RETURN button does not work when the TAPE COUNTER reads 0:00:00. Set the COUNTER RESET to “C.RESET 0:00:00” in MENU mode at the start of the cassette or the required sequence. When you wish to find this point on the tape again, press Z.RETURN button when playback is stopped.
Playing back a Tape Adjusting the LCD The LCD control in PLAYER mode is identical to step 3 of the page 26, except the power switch must be set to PLAYER mode. Setting the Speaker ON/OFF The speaker is turned ON/OFF by opening/closing the LCD.
Playing back a Tape Multi Playback (using a PAL60 System) This Camcorder can convert an NTSC tape recorded in the SP mode to the “PAL60” format, allowing you to view it on a PAL TV which has Vertical sync adjustment circuitry for 60Hz.
Transferring a Digital Image through a USB Connection You can easily transfer a still image from a camera, tape, memory 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.
If another camera or scanner is connected, please disconnect it in advance. This explanation is based on Windows How to install the program 1. The install program automatically operates when the CD is inserted into CD-ROM. Note: If the program installed does not operate, double click Install.exe in CD-ROM Drive.
8. Execute USB Media 2.0 player on the Windows wall paper. Note: USB Media 2.0 User's Manual is included on the accompanying CD in Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF). The user's manual can be viewed using Acrobat Reader software, which is also included on the CD.
If you connect the USB cable to a PC via a USB HUB or simultaneously connect the USB cable along with other USB devices, the camcorder may not work properly.
4. Put the EYECAP on the VIEWFINDER. 5. Put the screw back on. Cleaning the LCD Panel Open the LCD Screen and wipe it gently with a soft cloth. Be careful not to damage the panel. Cleaning the Video Heads To ensure normal recording and clear pictures, clean the video heads.
You can view your recording on the LCD or viewfinder. However, to view a recording on a television or to make a copy to a video cassette recorder, the television or VCR must be NTSC: SCL901/L906/L907 - compatible and have the appropriate audio/video jacks.
00732M SCL901 SEA (46-71) 12/26/03 10:46 AM ENGLISH Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Before contacting a service center, perform the following simple checks. They might save you the time and expense of an unneces- sary call. Self Diagnosis Display Display Blinking the battery pack is...
Troubleshooting Checking If you run into any problem using the camcorder, use the following table to troubleshoot the problem. If these instructions do not allow you to solve the problem, take a note of: The model and serial number marked on the bottom of the camcorder.
(see page 7) Adjust the LCD. (see page 26) The viewfinder lens has not been adjusted. Turn the viewfinder focus ring until the screen comes into sharp focus. (see page 27) Set the POWER switch to PLAYER. You have reached the beginning or end of the cassette.
If the camcorder is brought directly from a cold place to a warm place, moisture may condense inside the camcorder, on the surface of the tape, or on the lens. In this condition, the tape may stick to the head drum and be damaged or the unit may not operate correctly.
00732M SCL901 SEA (46-71) 12/26/03 10:46 AM ENGLISH Specifications The design and technical specifications may be changed without notice. System Recording system Video signal Usable cassette Tape speed Speed mode Recording time FF or REW time Image device Optical zoom ratio...
00732M SCL901 SEA (46-71) 12/26/03 10:46 AM Index - A - ABROAD ...63 AC POWER ADAPTER ...18 ADJUSTING...26 AF ...36 AUDIO ...53 AUTO FOCUSING ...36 AUTO MODE ...38 AUTO POWER OFF ...24 - B - BATTERY ...19 BATTERY LEVEL ...21 BATTERY PACK ...19...
00732M SCL901 SEA (46-71) 12/26/03 10:46 AM ENGLISH Index - O - OPERATION MODE ...13 OSD...12 - P - PLAY...54 PLAYER...54 PORTRAIT MODE...38 POWER CONSUMPTION...68 POWER REQUIREMENT ...68 POWER SWITCH...18 PROGRAM AE ...38 - R - RECHARGING ...19 REC SEARCH ...24 REMOTE CONTROL ...15...
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