Digital Video Camcorder VP-D130/D130i VP-D190/D190i 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. This product meets the intent of Directive 89/336 CEE, 73/23 CEE, 93/68 CEE.
Note regarding the LENS Notes regarding electronic viewfinder Notes regarding ‘Record’ or ‘Playback’ using the LCD Notes regarding the hand strap Precautions regarding the Lithium battery Getting to Know Your Camcorder ... 11 Features Accessories Supplied with camcorder Basic Accessories Front &...
Controlling Sound from the Speaker Advanced Recording ... 33 Use of various Functions Setting menu items Set the camcorder to CAM or VCR mode and M.REC or M.PLAY mode (VP-D190/D190i only) Availability of functions in each mode RESET CLOCK SET...
ENGLISH Contents Auto Focusing Manual Focusing BLC (Back Light Compensation) Fade In and Out To Start Recording To Stop Recording (use FADE IN / FADE OUT) Audio dubbing Record the sound again using MIC dubbing Dubbed Audio Playback PHOTO Image Recording Searching for a PHOTO picture Various Recording Techniques Tape Playback...
Deleting Still images Formatting a SmartMediaCard Attention Maintenance ... 89 After finishing a recording After completing a recording session Cleaning and Maintaining the Camcorder Cleaning the VIEWFINDER Cleaning the Video Heads Using Your Camcorder Abroad Power sources Colour system Troubleshooting ... 92...
Notes regarding the rotation of the LCD screen Please rotate the LCD screen carefully as illustrated. Over rotation may cause damage to the inside of the hinge that connects the LCD screen to the Camcorder. 1. LCD screen closed. 2. Standard recording using the LCD screen.
- When you move the camcorder from a cold location to a warm location (e.g. from outside to inside during winter.) - When you move the camcorder from a cool location to a hot location (e.g. from inside to outside during the summer.) 2.
- To preserve battery power, keep your camcorder turned off when you are not operating it. - If your camcorder is in CAMERA mode, and it is left in STBY mode without beingoperated for more than 5 minutes with a tape installed, it will automatically turn itself off to protect against unnecessary battery discharge.
Notes regarding electronic viewfinder 1. Do not position the camcorder such that the viewfinder is pointing towards the sun. Direct sunlight can damage the inside of the viewfinder. Be careful when placing the camcorder under sunlight or near a window exposed to sunlight.
1. The lithium battery maintains the clock function and user settings, even if the battery pack or AC adapter is removed. 2. The lithium battery for the camcorder lasts about 1 month under normal operation from the time of installation.
Getting to Know Your Camcorder Features • Digital data transfer function with IEEE1394 By incorporating the IEEE 1394 (i.LINK : i.LINK is a serial data transfer protocol and interconnectivity system, used to transmit DV data) high speed data transport port, both moving and still images can be transferred to a PC, making it possible to produce or edit various images.
ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder Accessories Supplied with camcorder Make sure that the following basic accessories are supplied with your digital video camera. Basic Accessories 1. Lithium Ion Battery pack 2. AC Power Adapter 3. AC Cord 4. AUDIO/VIDEO cable 5.
Getting to Know Your Camcorder Front & Left View 1. Lens 3. Remote Sensor 4. Hook for hand strap 7. External MIC in 2. Lens Cover 13. S-Video Jack 1. Lens 2. Lens Cover 3. Remote Sensor 4. Hook for hand strap (see page 20) 5.
ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder Remote control 1. PHOTO 2. START/STOP 3. SELF TIMER 4. ZERO MEMORY (FF) (REW) (PLAY) 8. X2 (SLOW) 1. PHOTO 2. START/STOP 3. SELF TIMER (see page 19) 4. ZERO MEMORY (see page 70)
Getting to Know Your Camcorder OSD (On Screen Display in CAM and VCR modes) 1. Battery level (see page 24) 2. Custom or Easy mode (see pages 57, 58) 3. DSE (Digital Special Effects) mode (see page 46) 4. Program AE (see page 40) 5.
ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder OSD (On Screen Display in M.REC/M.PLAY modes) These items are available in for the VP-D190/D190i models only. 28. Folder number-file number (see page 79) 29. Image counter - Current still image/Total number of recordable still images.
When you use the Self Timer function on the remote control, the recording begins automatically in 10 seconds. 1. Set the camcorder to CAM mode. 2. Press the SELF TIMER button until the appropriate indicator is displayed in the viewfinder.
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.
Preparation Connecting a Power Source There are two types of power source that can be connected to your camcorder. - The AC Power Adapter and AC cord : used for indoor recording. - The battery Pack : used for outdoor recording.
DC cable 5. When the battery is fully charged, disconnect the battery and the AC Power adapter from the camcorder. Even with the power switched off, the battery will still discharge if it is left connected to the camcorder. Reference The battery pack may be charged a little at the time of purchase.
Preparation Using the Lithium Ion Battery Pack Table of continuous recording time based on model and battery type. If you close the LCD screen, it switches off and the EVF switches on automatically. The continuous recording times given in the table above are approximations. Actual recording time depends on usage.
77°F(25°C). As the environmental temperature and conditions may differ when you actually use the camcorder, the remaining battery time may not be the same as the approximate continuous recording times given in these instructions.
Preparation Inserting and Ejecting a Cassette There are three types of Mini DV CASSETTE tapes: DVM80, DVM60 and DVM30. When inserting a tape or closing a cassette holder, do not apply excessive force. This may cause a malfunction. Do not use any tapes other than Mini DV CASSETTES. 1.
ENGLISH Basic Recording Making your First Recording 1. Connect a Power source to the camcorder. (see page 21) (A battery pack or a AC power adapter) Insert a cassette. (see page 25) 2. Remove the LENS CAP and hook it onto the hand strap.
Basic Recording When a cassette is loaded and the camcorder is left in the STBY mode for more than 5 minutes without being used, it will switch off automatically. To use it again, push the START/STOP button or set the Power switch to OFF and then back to CAM.
ENGLISH Basic Recording Hints for Stable Image Recording While recording, it is very important to hold the camcorder correctly. Fix the LENS cap firmly by clipping it to the hand strap. (refer to the figure) Recording with the LCD monitor 1.
Basic Recording Adjusting the LCD Your camcorder is equipped with a 2.5 inch color Liquid Crystal Display(LCD) screen, which enables you to view what you are recording or playing back directly. Depending on the conditions under which you are using the camcorder (indoors or outdoors for example), you can adjust ;...
ENGLISH Basic Recording 8. Push the MENU DIAL again. You may select NORMAL or SUPER in the BRIGHT SELECT feature and push the MENU DIAL to save the setting. Use the MENU DIAL to adjust the value of BRIGHT ADJUST and COLOUR ADJUST. You can set values for BRIGHT ADJUST between 00 ~ 35 and COLOUR ADJUST between 00 ~ 07.
To stop the PLAY operation, press the (STOP) button. Reference You can also view the picture on a TV screen, after connecting the camcorder to a TV or VCR. (see page 66) Various functions are available in playback mode. (see page 68)
ENGLISH Basic Recording Adjusting the LCD during PLAY You can adjust the LCD during playback. The adjustment method is the same procedure as used in CAM mode. (see page 29) Notes regarding the rotation of the LCD screen Controlling Sound from the Speaker The Speaker works in VCR mode only.
V : VCR MODE MR : M.REC MODE MP : M.PLAY MODE Set the camcorder to CAM or VCR mode and M.REC or M.PLAY mode (VP-D190/D190i only) 1. Press the MENU button. The MENU OSD is displayed. The cursor ( HIGHLIGHT 2.
ENGLISH Advanced Recording Availability of functions in each mode Requested Digital functions Mode Operating D.ZOOM PHOTO Mode D.ZOOM PHOTO Digital Special Effects O : The requested mode will work in this operating mode. : You can not change the requested mode. Reference When a menu item on the LCD is marked with an X, that item cannot be activated.
Advanced Recording CLOCK SET CLOCK setup works in CAM, VCR, M.REC and M.PLAY modes. The DATE/TIME is automatically recorded onto a tape. Before recording, please set the DATE/TIME. 1. Press the MENU button. The menu list will appear. 2. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight INITIAL and Push the MENU DIAL. 3.
Advanced Recording REMOCON THE REMOCON function works in CAM, VCR, M.REC, M.PLAY modes. The REMOCON option allows you to able or disable the remote control for operating the camcorder. 1. Press the MENU button. The menu list will appear. 2. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight INITIAL and Push the MENU DIAL.
Advanced Recording BEEP SOUND THE BEEP SOUND function works in CAM, VCR, M.REC, M.PLAY modes. Use the MENU, to setup the BEEP SOUND function. Select whether or not you want to hear a beep sound whenever you change a setup value. 1.
You can hear SHUTTER SOUND only when the PHOTO function is working. Determines whether or not you wish to hear a SHUTTER SOUND when filming digital. 1. Set the camcorder to M.REC mode. 2. Press the MENU button. The menu list will appear.
Reference The DEMONSTRATION function only works without a TAPE installed. The DEMONSTRATION mode is automatically activated when the camcorder is left idle for more than 10 minutes after switc- hing to the CAM mode (no tape is inserted in the camcorder).
ENGLISH Advanced Recording PROGRAM AE The PROGRAM AE function works in CAM or M.REC mode only. The PROGRAM AE mode allows you to adjust shutter speeds and apertures to suit different shooting conditions. They give you creative control over the depth of field. AUTO mode - Auto balance between the subject and the background.
Advanced Recording Setting the PROGRAM AE 1. Press the MENU button. The menu list will appear. 2. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight CAMERA and Push the MENU DIAL. 3. Select PROGRMA AE from the submenu. 4. Push the MENU DIAL to enter the sub-menu. 5.
INDOOR ( ) : This controls the WHITE BALANCE according to the indoor ambience. OUTDOOR ( ) : This controls the WHITE BALANCE according to the outdoor ambience. 1. Set the camcorder to CAM mode. 2. Press the MENU button.
Advanced Recording Zooming In and Out with DIGITAL ZOOM Zoom works in CAM/M.REC mode only. Zooming In and Out The VP-D130/D130i/D190/D190i model offers a DUAL Zoom system for added convenience. Zooming is a recording technique that lets you change the size of the subject in a scene. For more professional looking recordings, do not use the zoom function too often.
Recording a small object close-up Recording and walking at the same time Recording through the window of a vehicle 1. Set the camcorder to CAM mode. 2. Press the MENU button. The menu list will appear. 3. Turn the MENU DIAL highlight to CAMERA and push the MENU DIAL.
ENGLISH Advanced Recording DSE(Digital Special Effects) SELECT The DSE function works in CAM and M.REC mode only. The digital effects enable you to give a creative look to your recording by adding various special effects. Select the appropriate digital effect for the type of picture that you wish to record and the effect you wish to create. There are 9 DSE modes.
Advanced Recording Selecting an effect 1. Set the camcorder to CAM mode. 2. Press the MENU button. The menu list will appear. 3. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight CAMERA and push the MENU DIAL. 4. Select DSE SELECT from the submenu.
ENGLISH Advanced Recording CUSTOM.Q You can customize settings and save them for future use. The CUSTOM.Q function operates in the CAM and M.REC mode. If you want to use the CUSTOM.Q function (see page 58) correctly, set the status of each item as desired before using the CUSTOM.Q function.
The REC MODE function works in both CAM and VCR modes. This camcorder records and plays back in SP (standard play) mode and in LP (long play) mode. SP (standard play): This mode permits 60 minutes of recording time with a DVM60 tape.
AUDIO MODE The AUDIO MODE function works in CAM and VCR modes. 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.
The WIND CUT function minimizes wind noise or other noise while recording. - When the wind cut is on, some low sounds are eliminated along with the sound of the wind. 1. Set the camcorder to CAM mode. 2. Press the MENU button.
ENGLISH Advanced Recording DATE/TIME The DATE/TIME function works in CAM, VCR, M.REC and M.PLAY modes. The date and time are automatically recorded on a special data area of the tape. You can choose to display - the OFF, DATE, TIME, DATE/TIME OFF only DATE only TIME only...
OFF: The OSD appears in the LCD screen only. ON: The OSD appears in the LCD screen, EVF and TV. Use the DISPLAY button located at the rear of the camcorder to turn ON/OFF all of the OSD displayed on the LCD/EVF/TV.
ENGLISH Advanced Recording Using Quick Menu Quick menu is available only in CAM mode. Quick menu is used to adjust to camera environments that are easily changing subject to photographing circumstances, working by the MENU DIAL manipulation. DATE/TIME - Each time you select DATE/TIME and press the MENU DIAL, it’ll be displayed in the order of DATE - TIME - DATE/TIME - OFF(See page 52).
- You can set values for SHUTTER SPEED and EXPOSU- RE by selecting ( the MENU DIAL. For more information, see the next chapter. Setting the Quick menu 1. Set the camcorder to CAM mode. 2. Turn the MENU DIAL. You’ll see EIS icon first.
ENGLISH Advanced Recording SHUTTER SPEED & EXPOSURE You can set SHUTTER SPEED and EXPOSURE only in CAM mode. SHUTTER SPEED and EXPOSURE are necessary only when you are working on the photographing so you can set them only through the QUICK MENU. SHUTTER SPEED and EXPOSURE are automatically switched and/or deactivated.
- If you want to use these functions, you must first switch the EASY mode off. The EASY mode settings are deleted when the battery is uninstalled from the camcorder and therefore, they must be reset when a battery has been replaced.
3. Press START/STOP to start recording. Recording will begin using the CUSTOM settings. 4. To switch CUSTOM mode off, press the CUSTOM button again. The camcorder will revert to the settings that were set prior to custom mode being selected. Reference The CUSTOM mode settings are deleted when a battery is uninstalled and therefore they must be reset when a battery has been replaced.
Manual Focusing In the following cases you could 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.
ENGLISH Advanced Recording BLC (Back Light Compensation) BLC works in CAM/M.REC mode. Back lighting exists when the subject is darker than the background: The subject is in front of a window. The person to be shot is wearing white or shiny clothes and is placed against a bright background;...
Advanced Recording Fade In and Out The FADE function works in CAM mode only. You can give your recordings a professional look by using special effects such as fading in at the beginning of a sequence or fading out at the end of a sequence. To Start Recording 1.
MIC input jack on the camcorder. When you wish to dub using the External A/V input, connect the AUDIO /VIDEO cable to the camcorder by inserting the cable jack into the A/V in/out terminal at the left side of the camcorder.
Advanced Recording Dubbed audio Playback 1. Insert the dubbed tape and press MENU button. 2. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight A/V. 3. Push the MENU DIAL to enter the sub-menu. 4. Use the MENU DIAL to select AUDIO SELECT from the submenu. 5.
4. Select PHOTO SEARCH from the submenu and Push the MENU DIAL. 5. Search the PHOTO using the (FWD) and The PHOTO search process appears on the LCD while you are searching. After completing the search, the camcorder displays the still image. 6. To exit, press the (STOP) button. INITIAL...
In some situations different recording techniques may be required for more dramatic results. Reference Please rotate the LCD screen carefully as excessive rotation may cause damage to the inside of the hinge that connects the LCD screen to the Camcorder. 1. General recording. 2. Downward recording.
TV or VCR and the white plug (Audio L) to the audio input of the TV or VCR. You may use the supplied SCART adapter. 2. Set the power switch on the camcorder to VCR mode. 3. Turn on the TV and set the TV/VIDEO selector on the TV to VIDEO.
If a tape reaches its end while being played back, the tape will rewind automatically. Reference It is best to decrease the volume of the built-in speaker when your camcorder is connected to the TV. The playback mode (SP/LP) is selected automatically.
The PLAY/STILL, STOP, FWD, REW buttons are located on the camcorder and the Remote Control. The F.ADV(Frame advance), X2, SLOW buttons are located on the Remote Control only. To prevent tape and head-drum wear, your camcorder will automatically stop if it is left in STILL or SLOW modes for more than 5 minutes.
Advanced Recording Frame advance (To play back frame by frame) Press the F.ADV button on the Remote Control while in Still mode. The F.ADV function works in still mode only. To resume normal playback, press the (PLAY/STILL) button. If you want to play the tape in reverse by one frame, pause the video tape by pushing the STILL button and change the direction into the reverse with STILL button again.
ENGLISH Advanced Recording ZERO MEMORY The MEMORY function works in both CAM and VCR modes. You can mark a point on a tape that you want to return to following playback. 1. Press the ZERO MEMORY button on the remote control during playback or recording at the point you wish to return to. The time code is changed to a tape counter that is set to zero memory with the If you want to cancel the zero memory function, press the ZERO MEMORY button again.
DV port using the correct cable. !!! Please be careful since there are two types of DV ports, (4pin, 6pin). This camcorder has a 4pin terminal. With a digital connection, video and audio signals are transmitted in digital format, allowing high quality images to be transferred.
If you want to pause recording momentarily, press the START/STOP button again. 6. To stop recording, press the (STOP) button. Reference When using this camcorder as a recorder, the pictures that appear on a monitor may seem uneven, however recorded pictures are not affected.
USB connection. You can transfer an image to a PC via a USB connection. If you transfer data to a PC, you need to install the software (Driver, Editing software) supplied with the camcorder. System Requirements CPU : Intel...
ENGLISH USB interface Installing DVC Media Program Do not connect the camcorder to PC before installing the program. If another camera or scanner is connected, please disconnect it in advance. This explanation is based on Windows 98SE OS. ® How to install the program 1.
USB interface 4. The below window displays the folder to install the program. Basically the program is installed in the following folder. C:\Programfiles\Samsung\DVC Media 2.0 Click to change the folder. 5. Connect the camcorder to PC. 6. PC finds a new hardware and install a driver automatically.
In this case, however, a noise may be produced depending on the PC. Notes If you disconnect the USB cable from the PC or the camcorder while transferring, the data transmission will stop and the data may be damaged. 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.
Digital Still Camera mode (VP-D190/D190i only) SmartMediaCard The SmartMediaCard (SMC), store and manage still images recorded by the camera. Functions with SMC Recording still images Viewing still images Single Slide show Protecting images against accidental erasure Deleting images recorded on a card Print marking still images Formatting a card Reference...
The stored contents may be changed or lost as a result of misuse, static electricity, electric noise or repair. Save important images separately. Samsung is not responsible for data loss due to misuse. If the USB cable is connected to the camcorder, the (REW) buttons are not available in M.PLAY mode.
Digital Still Camera mode (VP-D190/D190i only) Structure of folders and files on the Smart Media Card The still images that you recorded are saved in JPEG file format on the card. Each file has a file number and all files are assigned to a folder. A file number from DCAM0001 to DCAM9999 is sequentially assigned to each recorded image.
ENGLISH Digital Still Camera mode (VP-D190/D190i only) Selecting the image quality You can select the quality of a still image to be recorded. Select the image quality 1. Set the power switch on the M.REC or VCR mode. 2. Press the MENU button. The menu list will appear.
If you do not wish to record, release the pressure from the button. 3. Press the PHOTO button fully down. The still image is recorded to the SmartmediaCard. While the camcorder is recording the still image, “ ” appear on the screen. [ 2 2 / 2 4 0 ] ENGLISH M.REC...
If you want to change the captures image without recording, release the PHOTO button and select image again. 4. Press the PHOTO button fully down. The still image is recorded to the SmartmediaCard. While the camcorder is recording the still image, “ ” appear on the screen.
Digital Still Camera mode (VP-D190/D190i only) Viewing Still images You can playback and view still images recorded on the SmartMediaCard. There are 2 ways to view recorded images. Single : To view an image frame by frame. Slide show : To view all images automatically and in consecutive order. To view a Single image 1.
4. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight PHOTO COPY and push the MENU DIAL. All still images that recorded on a cassette will be copied to a SmartMediaCard. 5. The camcorder automatically performs the photo search to find still images and copying starts. 6. Press (STOP) button to stop copying.
Digital Still Camera mode (VP-D190/D190i only) Marking on images for printing This camcorder supports the DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) print format. You can automatically print images recorded on a SmartMediaCard with a printer supporting DPOF. There are 2 ways to make a PRINT MARK.
ENGLISH Digital Still Camera mode (VP-D190/D190i only) Protection from accidental erasure You can protect important images from accidental erasure. If you execute FORMAT, all images including protected images will be erased. 1. Set the power switch to M.PLAY. The last recorded image appears. If there are no recorded images on the Smart Media Card, NO STORED IMAGE! and will display on the screen.
Digital Still Camera mode (VP-D190/D190i only) Deleting Still images You can erase the still images recorded on the SmartMediaCard. If you want to delete protected images, you must first deactivate the image protection. An image which has been deleted cannot be recovered. 1.
The format function restores the SmartMediaCard to its initial states. The SmartMediaCard 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.
At the end of a recording you must remove the power source. When recording with a Lithium Ion Battery Pack, leaving the pack on the camcorder can reduce the life span of the battery. Hence, it should be removed from the camcorder.
VIEWFINDER with a sharp object and pull the VIEWFINDER out. 3. Clean the VIEWFINDER lens and the lens on the camcorder with a soft cotton swab. 4. Once the cleaning is completed, place the VIEWFINDER back on to the camcorder.
Before using your camcorder abroad, check the following items. Power sources You can use your camcorder in any country or area with the supplied AC Power Adapter within 100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz. Use a commercially available AC plug Adapter, if necessary, depending on the design of the local wall outlet.
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.
Informs that... Action Blinking There no card or memory in the NO MEMORY! slow Insert a card. camcorder. There is not enough memory to Change to a new card or erase MEMORY IS FULL slow record. recorded image. NO STORED...
Play, FF or REW button does not work. You have reached the beginning or end of the cassette. When you see the It is the characteristic of this camcorder and it is not a failure broken block image or defect. during the EDIT...
Specifications Model name: VP-D130/D130i/D190/D190i System Video signal PAL, CCIR standards 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. 18.83mm/s LP: approx. 12.57mm/s Tape recording time SP: 60 minutes (when using DVM 60), LP: 90 minutes (when using DVM 60) FF/REW time...
Power Sources (United Kingdom Only) The mains lead on the power adapter is supplied with a moulded plug incorporating a fuse. The value of the fuse is indicated on the pin face of the plug and, if it requires replacing, a fuse approved to BS1362 of the same rating must be used.
ENGLISH THIS CAMCORDER IS MANUFACTURED BY: ELECTRONICS *Samsung Electronics’ Internet Home Page AD68-00442E(AA-E7) http://www.samsungelectronics.co.uk...