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Samsung VP-M102 Owner's Instruction Manual

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    ELECTRONICS ELECTRONICS...

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    Notices and Safety Precautions Getting to Know Your CAM Name of Each Part How to Use the Battery Pack Getting Started Video Mode...

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    Photo Mode MP3 Mode Voice Recorder Mode Using File Browser Setting the CAM...

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    Miscellaneous Information Maintenance Troubleshooting Using the Menu Specifications Index Power Sources (United Kingdom Only)

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    Particular care should be observed if photographing infants, when the flash should be no less than 3 feet from your subject. If the device is not working properly, please consult your nearest dealer or authorized Samsung service facility. Disassembling the device yourself may cause irrecoverable damage which will be difficult to repair.

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    Make sure the battery pack is fully charged before starting to record. To preserve battery power, keep the CAM turned off when you are not operating it. If your device is left in STBY mode without being operated for more than 5 minutes, it will automatically turn itself off to protect against unnecessary battery discharge.

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    Integrated Digital CAM/DSC operation An integrated digital imaging device that easily converts between a Digital CAM and a Digital Still Camera with comfortable and easy recording. High Resolution Image Quality (Digital Still Camera) Employing 800K CCD Pixel, a maximum resolution of 800x600 is available. 100x Digital Zoom Allows the user to magnify an image up to 100x its original size.

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    Built-in MIC Built-in MIC LCD Monitor LCD Monitor LCD(DISPLAY) button DISPLAY button MP3 LOCK switch Hold switch Built-in Speaker Built-in Speaker Built-in MIC OK button (Play/Pause) LCD Monitor [ ]switch (Zoom in/ FPS switch) DISPLAY button Record /Stop button MP3 Hold switch Record/Power /Charging indicator Built-in Speaker Power switch/Mode Selector...

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    Video Record Mode Video Play Mode Mode indicator Mode indicator EIS indicator Current display indicator Program AE indicator Lock indicator White Balance indicator Battery life indicator BLC indicator Memory type indicator Focus indicator Image counter(Current image) Counter (Elapsed time /Remaining time) Record/Standby indicator Record/Standby text 10.

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    MP3 Play Mode Voice Record Mode Mode indicator Mode indicator File number/ File name/File format File number/Date and Time File size Sampling Rate/Bit Rate Sampling Rate/Bit Rate Elapsed time/Full time Progress Bar Operation indicator Elapsed time/Full time Record/Standby text Operation indicator Volume indicator Battery life indicator 10.

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    The continuous recording time given in the table below is approximations. Actual recording time depends on usage. Notes Prepare an extra battery if you use the CAM outdoors. Contact the Samsung service centre to purchase new battery pack. If you zoom in or out, the recording time becomes shorter. Warning...

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    The Battery Level Display shows the amount of battery power remaining in the Battery Pack. A charge mark is provided on the battery pack to help you remember whether it has been charged or not. If the battery has been fully charged, the charge indicator is green. If you are charging the battery, the colour of the charge indicator is orange.

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    The colour of the LED varies depending on the state of power or charging. Remove the battery pack and the AC adapter. Turn the LCD monitor at an angle of 270 . Press the [Display] button. If you connect the AC adapter or insert the battery pack again, the CAM is reset and turns on.

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    The Function button is used to make a selection, move the cursor, select the functions and exit from the menu. Note If there is no file when you press the [OK] button in Video Record/Photo Capture, no change occurs. Refer to page 39 for further details about the function button. You can use various functions pressing the [Display] button.

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    Your the CAM is equipped with a colour Liquid Crystal Display monitor, which enables you to view directly what you are recording or playing back. Depending on the conditions under which you are using the CAM (indoors or outdoors for example), you can adjust the LCD Brightness or Colour.

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    Warning The compressibility is changed automatically depending on the recorded images and the maximum recording time and capacity can be changed in Video Record . You may be not able to record or play normal video files if you use the Memory Stick over 1GB capacity. You can record video files with size of 720/Normal, 352/Fine and 352/Normal in the Memory Stick but the quality is not guaranteed.

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    The data stored on the card may be changed or lost as a result of misuse, static electricity, electric noise or repair. Save important files separately. Samsung is not responsible for data loss due to misuse. Memory Stick and All other product names mentioned herein may be the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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    You can select the mode and menu as follows. There are 2 ways of selecting menu. Select the way you prefer. Select the modes moving the [ / ] switch and pressing the [OK] button. Select the menus moving the [ / ] switch.

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    You can record moving person and objects and store it in memory. 1. Move [Mode Selector] down to turn on the CAM. The Video Record screen appears. You can select Video mode or Previous mode as the start-up mode in System Settings. (Refer to page 94) 2.

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    It is handy and practical to view video files using the LCD monitor almost anywhere such as in a car, indoors or outdoors. 1. Move [Mode Selector] down to turn on the CAM. The Video Record screen appears. You can select Video mode or Previous mode as the start-up mode in System Settings. (Refer to page 94) 2.

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    You can delete video files in <File Options>. 1. Move [Mode Selector] down to turn on the CAM. The Video Record screen appears. You can select Video mode or Previous mode as the start-up mode in System Settings. (Refer to page 94) 2.

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    You can copy the video file to the internal or external memory. 1. Move [Mode Selector] down to turn on the CAM. The Video Record screen appears. You can select Video mode or Previous mode as the start-up mode in System Settings. (Refer to page 94) 2.

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    You can set the file size for video files. The number of stored files varies depending on the Memory Stick capacity and video file size. 1. Move [Mode Selector] down to turn on the CAM. The Video Record screen appears. You can select Video mode or Previous mode as the start-up mode in System Settings.

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    You can set the focus depending on the subject or the environment. In most situations, you can record best using AF(Auto Focus). 1. Move [Mode Selector] down to turn on the CAM. The Video Record screen appears. You can select Video mode or Previous mode as the start-up mode in System Settings. (Refer to page 94) 2.

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    The colour balance may vary depending on the lighting conditions. The White Balance is used to preserve natural colours under different lighting conditions. 1. Move [Mode Selector] down to turn on the CAM. The Video Record screen appears. You can select Video mode or Previous mode as the start-up mode in System Settings. (Refer to page 94) 2.

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    The Backlight Compensation function helps to make the subject brighter when the subject is in front of a window or the subject is too dark to distinguish. You can use this function when using your the CAM in the bright background and snowy background. 1.

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    You can magnify optical zoom(x10) digitally. The Digital Zoom processes data to enlarge the centre portion of the image to fill the frame may produce a less detailed and slightly grainy picture. 1. Move [Mode Selector] down to turn on the CAM. The Video Record screen appears.

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    You can take photo as well as record video files. 1. Move [Mode Selector] down to turn on the CAM and move it down again. The Mode Selection screen appears. 2. Move the [ / ] switch to select Photo mode and press the [OK] button.

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    It is handy and practical to view pictures using the LCD monitor almost anywhere such as in a car, indoors or outdoors. 1. Move [Mode Selector] down to turn on the CAM and move it down again. The Mode Selection screen appears. 2.

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    You can lock the important photo file not to be deleted. 1. Move [Mode Selector] down to turn on the CAM and move it down again. The Mode Selection screen appears. 2. Move the [ / ] switch to select Photo mode and press the [OK] button.

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    You can copy photo files to the internal or external memory. 1. Move [Mode Selector] down to turn on the CAM and move it down again. The Mode Selection screen appears. 2. Move the [ / ] switch to select Photo mode and press the [OK] button.

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    The Light only works in Photo Mode and allows the user to take photographs in dark places such as during the night, shaded or dark areas and indoors. 1. Move [Mode Selector] down to turn on the CAM and move it down again. The Mode Selection screen appears.

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    The Electrical Image Stabilizer is a function that compensates for hand shake and other movements while taking pictures. Refer to page 46 for further details. 1. Move [Mode Selector] down to turn on the CAM and move it down again. The Mode Selection screen appears.

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    It allows you to adjust the aperture setting to suit different conditions. 1. Move [Mode Selector] down to turn on the CAM and move it down again. The Mode Selection screen appears. 2. Move the [ / ] switch to select Photo mode and press the [OK] button.

  • Page 35: Table Of Contents

    MP3 Mode Storing Music in the CAM ..... . 70 Copying Music files to the CAM ....70 Playing .

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    You can transfer music files from your PC to the internal memory, Memory Stick or Memory Stick Pro. For copying music files, the CAM must be connected to your PC with the USB cable. You don’t have to connect the CAM to your PC when you transfer music files to the Memory Stick directly.

  • Page 37: Deleting Music Files

    You can play the only one or all music repeatedly. 1. Connect the earphones to the CAM. You can also hear the music from the Built-in speaker without the earphones. 2. Move [Mode Selector] down to turn on the CAM and move it down again. The Mode Selection screen appears.

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    You can lock the important music file not to be deleted. 1. Move [Mode Selector] down to turn on the CAM and move it down again. The Mode Selection screen appears. 2. Move the [ / ] switch to select MP3 mode and press the [OK] button. Press the [Menu] button when the music list appears.

  • Page 39: Voice Recorder Mode

    You can record voice using the built-in microphone in the CAM. 1. Move [Mode Selector] down to turn on the CAM and move it down again. The Mode Selection screen appears. 2. Move the [ / ] switch to select Voice Recorder mode and press the [OK] button.

  • Page 40: Deleting Voice Files

    You can delete voice files you want. 1. Move [Mode Selector] down to turn on the CAM and move it down again. The Mode Selection screen appears. 2. Move the [ / ] switch to select Voice Recorder mode and press the [OK] button.

  • Page 41: Copying Voice Files

    You can copy the voice file to the internal or external memory. 1. Move [Mode Selector] down to turn on the CAM and move it down again. The Mode Selection screen appears. 2. Move the [ / ] switch to select Voice Recorder mode and press the [OK] button.

  • Page 42: Locking Files

    You can lock the important video files or photo files not to be deleted. 1. Move the [Mode Selector] down to turn on the CAM and press it again. The Mode Selection screen appears. 2. Move the [ / ] switch to select File Browser and press the [OK] button.

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    You can see the file name, format, size and date. 1. Move the [Mode Selector] down to turn on the CAM and press it again. The Mode Selection screen appears. 2. Move the [ / ] switch to select File Browser and press the [OK] button.

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    You can adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor to compensate for ambient lighting conditions. 1. Move [Mode Selector] down to turn on the CAM and move it down again. The Mode Selection screen appears. 2. Move the [ / ] switch to select System Settings and press the [OK] button.

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    The built-in clock creates the time stamp. You can adjust the time you use. 1. Move [Mode Selector] down to turn on the CAM and move it down again. The Mode Selection screen appears. 2. Move the [ / ] switch to select System Settings and press the [OK] button.

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    You can select the date format to display. 1. Move [Mode Selector] down to turn on the CAM and move it down again. The Mode Selection screen appears. 2. Move the [ / ] switch to select System Settings and press the [OK] button. 3.

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    To save energy or battery, you can set the Auto Shut off function. 1. Move [Mode Selector] down to turn on the CAM and move it down again. The Mode Selection screen appears. 2. Move the [ / ] switch to select System Settings and press the [OK] button.

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    You can select the starting mode displayed when you turn the CAM on. 1. Move [Mode Selector] down to turn on the CAM and move it down again. The Mode Selection screen appears. 2. Move the [ / ] switch to select System Settings and press the [OK] button.

  • Page 49

    You can set the sound of the CAM as you want. 1. Move [Mode Selector] down to turn on the CAM and move it down again. The Mode Selection screen appears. 2. Move the [ / ] switch to select System Settings and press the [OK] button.

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    Select the storage type(internal or Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro) before recording or taking pictures. 1. Move [Mode Selector] down to turn on the CAM and move it down again. The Mode Selection screen appears. 2. Move the [ / ] switch to select System Settings and press the [OK] button.

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    You can view usable memory and total memory space of the CAM. 1. Move [Mode Selector] down to turn on the CAM and move it down again. The Mode Selection screen appears. 2. Move the [ / ] switch to select System Settings and press the [OK] button.

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    Hi Speed USB is not guaranteed except for Microsoft(Windows) or Apple(Mac OS X) or supplied Driver. Windows 98SE/ME: Full Speed USB Windows XP: Over Service Pack 1 - Hi Speed USB Windows 2000: Over Service Pack 4 - Hi Speed USB Mac OS X: Over 10.3.

  • Page 53

    By connecting the CAM to printers with PictBridge support (sold separately), you can send images from the internal memory or external memory (Memory Stick or Memory Stick Pro) directly to the printer with a few simple operations. 1. Connect the CAM to the printer with PictBridge support with the USB cable. 2.

  • Page 54

    You can connect the CAM to a TV set directly to play video files on TV monitor. 1. Connect the AV Input/Output cable to the AV Input/Output Jack of the CAM. 2. Connect the Video/Audio cable to the external input terminal of your TV set by matching the colours of the terminals.

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    You can copy your recorded files to a regular blank video tape. Connect the CAM to a VCR using the Audio/Video cable before recording. 1. Insert the blank video tape to the VCR and select Line Input . 2. Move [Mode Selector] down to turn on the CAM and move it down again. The Mode Selection screen appears.

  • Page 56

    You can edit the video file with this program. And you can use the PC Camera function. 1. Quit the file and folder you work. 2. Insert the program CD into the CD-ROM drive. The Setup screen appears automatically. Open the CD-ROM Drive in My Computer and double-click <Iminst.exe>.

  • Page 57

    1. Insert the program CD into the CD-ROM drive. 2. Fix the CAM into the cradle and connect it to a PC with the USB cable. 3. Locate the G:\PC_CAM\ folder on the CD. 4. Follow the steps on the monitor. If the message of Windows Logo Test to confirm compatibility appears, press Next .

  • Page 58

    After completing the data transfer, you must disconnect the cable in the following way. 1. Select the removable disk icon and click the right mouse button to select Safely Remove Hardware . 2. Select Stop and disconnect the USB cable when the pop-up screen disappears. Notes If you disconnect the USB cable from the PC or the CAM during the data transfer, the data transfer will stop and the data may be damaged.

  • Page 59

    DPOF (Digital Printing Order Format) defines the print information for the specific photos and number of each photo on the Memory Stick or Memory Stick Pro. You can easily make prints on a DPOF compatible printer or order copies. 1. Set the print information for the photo you want to print. (Refer to page 59) 2.

  • Page 60

    To Clean the Exterior of the CAM To clean the exterior, use a soft dry cloth. Wipe the body gently. Do not apply excessive force when cleaning, gently rub the surface. 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.

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    Unlock the Memory Stick. MPEG decoding error The video file is corrupted. Delete the corrupted file. If these instructions do not solve your problem, contact your nearest Samsung dealer or authorized service centre/personnel. Symptom Possible Causes No power is supplied...

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    White Balance 1. Record 1. Capture Auto 2. Play 2. View Hold 3. File Options Outdoor 3. File Options Indoor Delete Delete Program AE Selected Selected Auto Cancel Sports Cancel Spotlight Lock Lock Sand/Snow HS Shutter Selected Selected Cancel Cancel Copy To Copy To Selected...

  • Page 63

    Model Name VP-M102/VP-M105/VP-M110 the CAM System Video Recording System MPEG4 AVI Format Photo System JPEG (DPOF, Exif 2.2) Stereo Playing Voice WAVE file record/play (8KHz Sampling, 16 bit, Stereo) Memory Internal memory/Memory Stick/Memory Stick Pro Recording/Playing time Refer to page 30...

  • Page 65

    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. Never use the plug with the fuse cover omitted if the cover is detachable.

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