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00732M SCL901 SEA (1-19)
12/26/03 10:39 AM
Page 101
ENGLISH

Video Camcorder

8mm
COLOR LCD
SCL901/L906/L907
Hi
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

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  • Page 1: Video Camcorder

    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...
  • Page 2 00732M SCL901 SEA SAFETY 12/26/03 10:39 AM ENGLISH Notices and Safety Instructions Safety Instructions CAUTION RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER(OR BACK). NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE, REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
  • Page 3 00732M SCL901 SEA SAFETY 12/26/03 10:39 AM Notices and Safety Instructions 9. VENTILATION: Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for ventilation to ensure reliable operation of the CAMCORDER and to protect it from overheating. These openings must not be blocked or covered. Never place your CAMCORDER on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface: on or near a radiator or heat register.
  • Page 4 00732M SCL901 SEA SAFETY 12/26/03 10:39 AM ENGLISH Notices and Safety Instructions 14. LIGHTNING: For added protection of this CAMCORDER during a lightning storm when it is left unattended and unused for long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system.
  • Page 5 00732M SCL901 SEA SAFETY 12/26/03 10:39 AM Notices and Safety Instructions 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.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    00732M SCL901 SEA (1-19) 12/26/03 10:39 AM ENGLISH Contents Notices and Safety Instructions Getting to Know Your Camcorder Features...8 Descriptions Front View/Side View/Rear View...9, 10, 11 OSD (On Screen Display) ...12 Accessories Supplied with the Camcorder...14 Remote Control (SCL906/L907 only) ...15 Self Timer Recording...15...
  • Page 7 00732M SCL901 SEA (1-19) 12/26/03 10:39 AM Contents (continued) Program AE (Automatic Exposure) ...38 DSE (Digital Special Effects) in CAMERA mode...40 Setting and Recording DATE/TIME...42 Selecting and Recording a Title...44 Fade In and Out ...46 Snap Shot (SCL906/L907 only)...47 White Balance ...48 Selecting OSD Language...49...
  • Page 8: Notices And Safety Instructions

    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.
  • Page 9 12/26/03 10:39 AM Notices and Safety Instructions Notices regarding electronic viewfinder 1) Do not place the camcorder so 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 by a window.
  • Page 10 To preserve battery power, keep your camcorder turned off when you are not operating it. 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.
  • Page 11 Do not use a wet type cassette cleaner. It may damage the video heads. (see page 62) 5 minutes off timer in STANDBY mode To protect against tape and head-drum wear, your camcorder will automatically turn off if it is left in STANDBY mode without operation for more than 5 minutes.
  • Page 12: Getting To Know Your Camcorder

    00732M SCL901 SEA (1-19) 12/26/03 10:39 AM ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder Features Your camcorder has many features for recording and playing back. MULTI OSD LANGUAGE You can select the appropriate OSD Language among English, French, Spanish. Snap Shot (SCL906/L907 only) The Snap Shot function lets you record an object at a standstill for a limited time in Camera mode.
  • Page 13: Front View/side View/rear View

    00732M SCL901 SEA (1-19) 12/26/03 10:39 AM Getting to Know Your Camcorder Front View 2. REC SEARCH (REW) 3. LIGHT (PLAY/STILL) 6. TAPE EJECT 13. VIDEO LIGHT 1. LENS 9. Remote Sensor 8. MIC 1. Lens (see page 68) 2. REC SEARCH...
  • Page 14 00732M SCL901 SEA (1-19) 12/26/03 10:39 AM ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder Side View 24. BLC 23. FADE 20. SPEAKER 22. LCD Open 14. MENU ON/OFF (see page 26) MENU ON/OFF works in CAMERA and PLAYER mode. 15. ENTER (MF) (see page 26) ENTER works in MENU mode.
  • Page 15 37. SNAP SHOT/D.ZOOM SNAP SHOT works in CAMERA mode. (SCL906/L907 only, see page 47) D.ZOOM works in CAMERA mode. (SCL901 only, see page 32) 38. Recharging Indicator (see page 19) 39. USB Jack (SCL907 only) (see page 61) ENGLISH 39. USB JACK (SCL907 only) 33.
  • Page 16: Osd (on Screen Display)

    00732M SCL901 SEA (1-19) 12/26/03 10:39 AM ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder OSD (On Screen Display) 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.
  • Page 17 00732M SCL901 SEA (1-19) 12/26/03 10:39 AM Getting to Know Your Camcorder OSD (On Screen Display) j. Time (see page 42) Indicates the time you are recording. k. Title (see page 44) Indicates the recorded title you have set. It is superimposed on the scene.
  • Page 18: Accessories Supplied With The Camcorder

    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.
  • Page 19: Remote Control (scl906/l907 Only)

    00732M SCL901 SEA (1-19) 12/26/03 10:40 AM Getting to Know Your Camcorder Remote Control (SCL906/L907 only) Description of Buttons 1. Start/Stop (see page 23) 2. Self Timer 3. Still (see page 55) 4. WIDE (see page 30) 5. TELE (see page 30) 6.
  • Page 20: Preparing

    The Shoulder Strap allows you to carry your camcorder with complete safety. 1. Insert each end of the strap into the hooks on the camcorder. 2. Put the end of each strap through the buckle, adjust the length of the strap, then pull it tight in the buckle.
  • Page 21: Attaching The Lens Cover

    The lithium battery for the camcorder lasts about 8~10 months under normal operation from the time of installation. When the lithium battery becomes weak or dead, the date/time indicator flashes for about 5 seconds when you set the power switch to CAMERA.
  • Page 22: Connecting The Power Source

    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.
  • Page 23: To Use The Battery Pack

    3. Connect the DC cable to the DC jack of the camcorder. 4. Turn off the camcorder power, and the recharging indicator will start blinking and begin recharging. Blinking once a second : Indicates less than 50% has been charged.
  • Page 24: Using The Battery Pack

    00732M SCL901 SEA (20-45) 12/26/03 10:45 AM ENGLISH Preparing Using the Battery Pack Continuous recording time table based on model and battery type. Battery Type LCD ON, EVF OFF Approximately SB-L110A 90 minutes Approximately SB-L160 130 minutes Approximately SB-L320 270 minutes The continuous recording times given in the table are approximate.
  • Page 25: Battery Level Display

    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.
  • Page 26: Inserting And Ejecting A Cassette

    00732M SCL901 SEA (20-45) 12/26/03 10:45 AM ENGLISH Preparing Inserting and Ejecting a Cassette There are several cassette types, depending on: 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.
  • Page 27: Basic Recording

    Make sure the battery level indicates that there is enough remaining power for recording. (see page 21) We recommend that beginners, who are using the camcorder for the first time, switch the EASY mode on. (see page 33) a. To start recording, press the red START/STOP button.
  • Page 28 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.
  • Page 29: Hints For Stable Image Recording

    (refer to figure) Recording with the LCD Screen 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.
  • Page 30: Adjusting The Lcd

    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:...
  • Page 31: Adjusting Focus Of The Viewfinder

    00732M SCL901 SEA (20-45) 12/26/03 10:45 AM Basic Recording 9. Turn the UP/DOWN dial to adjust the LCD color setting. 10. Press ENTER. For further adjustment, repeat steps 7, 8, 9. 11. Press the MENU ON/OFF button to end the setting.
  • Page 32: Playing Back A Tape On The Lcd

    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.
  • Page 33: Adjusting The Lcd During Play

    00732M SCL901 SEA (20-45) 12/26/03 10:45 AM Basic Recording 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.
  • Page 34: Advanced Recording

    Note: MACRO If you cannot obtain sharp focus in telephoto zoom, move the lever to the “W” side until the focus sharpens. You can record a subject that is at least 1 mm away from the lens surface in the wide angle position.
  • Page 35: Digital Zoom

    00732M SCL901 SEA (20-45) 12/26/03 10:45 AM Advanced Recording Digital Zoom Digital Zoom works in CAMERA mode only. Zooms more than 22x are performed digitally. The picture quality deteriorates as you go towards the “T” side. We recommend that you use the DIS (SCL906/L907) feature with the DIGITAL ZOOM for picture stability. (see page 35) 1.
  • Page 36 4. Press ENTER. The DIGITAL ZOOM setting will change. 5. Press the MENU ON/OFF button to end setting. Setting the DIGITAL ZOOM ON/OFF (SCL901 only) 1. Set the power switch to CAMERA mode. Power switch will be changed to CAMERA mode.
  • Page 37: Easy Mode (for Beginners)

    00732M SCL901 SEA (20-45) 12/26/03 10:45 AM Advanced Recording EASY Mode (for Beginners) Even a beginner can easily make a recording using the EASY mode. The EASY mode only operates in CAMERA mode. 1. Set the power switch to CAMERA mode (see page 18).
  • Page 38: Custom-creating Your Own Customized Recording Settings

    00732M SCL901 SEA (20-45) 12/26/03 10:45 AM ENGLISH Advanced Recording CUSTOM - Creating your own customized recording settings You can customize the settings and save them for future use. The CUSTOM function only operates in CAMERA mode. 1. Set the power switch to CAMERA mode. (see page 18) 2.
  • Page 39: Dis (digital Image Stabilizer, Scl906/l907 Only)

    00732M SCL901 SEA (20-45) 12/26/03 10:45 AM Advanced Recording 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).
  • Page 40: Mf/af (manual Focus/auto Focus)

    In the following situations, you should obtain better results by adjusting the focus manually. a. A picture containing several objects, some close to the camcorder, others further away. b. A person enveloped in fog or surrounded by snow. c. Very shiny or glossy surfaces like a car.
  • Page 41: Blc

    Advanced Recording 4. Turn the UP/DOWN dial up or down until the object is focused. 5. You will obtain a sharp picture after zooming out. 6. To return to AF(Auto Focus), press the MF button again. Note: The MF function will not operate in EASY mode.
  • Page 42: Program Ae (automatic Exposure)

    00732M SCL901 SEA (20-45) 12/26/03 10:45 AM ENGLISH Advanced Recording PROGRAM AE (Automatic Exposure) The PROGRAM AE function works in the CAMERA mode only. The PROGRAM AE modes allow you to adjust shutter speeds and aperture to suit different recording conditions. They give you creative control over the depth of the field.
  • Page 43 00732M SCL901 SEA (20-45) 12/26/03 10:45 AM Advanced Recording Setting the PROGRAM AE(Automatic Exposure) mode 1. Set the power switch to CAMERA mode. (see page 18) 2. Press the P.AE button, the ( ) symbol will be displayed. 3. Press the P.AE button until the appropriate symbol is displayed.
  • Page 44: 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. There are several DSE modes. (SCL901: 8 modes, SCL906/L907: 9 modes) 1. Normal picture.
  • Page 45 00732M SCL901 SEA (20-45) 12/26/03 10:45 AM Advanced Recording Selecting and recording DSE effects 1. Set the power switch to CAMERA mode. (see page 18) 2. Press the DSE button, STROBE or SEPIA will be displayed. 3. Keep pressing the DSE button, until the desired mode is displayed.
  • Page 46: Setting And Recording Date/time

    00732M SCL901 SEA (20-45) 12/26/03 10:45 AM ENGLISH Advanced Recording Setting and Recording the DATE/TIME 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.
  • Page 47 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.
  • Page 48: Selecting And Recording A Title

    Selecting and Recording a Title Selecting and recording a TITLE is possible in the CAMERA mode only. The TITLE feature allows you to select a preset title stored in the camcorder’s memory. You can also select the language of the titles.
  • Page 49 8. Turn UP/DOWN dial to whichever TITLE you desire. 9. Press ENTER. The selected title will appear on the screen for 2 ~ 3 seconds and will disappear. At the same time, the camcorder will return to the menu mode. Recording a Title Note: Make sure that you have selected a TITLE.
  • Page 50: Fade In And Out

    00732M SCL901 SEA (46-71) 12/26/03 10:46 AM ENGLISH Advanced Recording 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.
  • Page 51: Snap Shot (scl906/l907 Only)

    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.
  • Page 52: White Balance

    00732M SCL901 SEA (46-71) 12/26/03 10:46 AM ENGLISH 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.
  • Page 53: Selecting Osd Language

    00732M SCL901 SEA (46-71) 12/26/03 10:46 AM Advanced Recording 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.
  • Page 54: Demonstration

    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.
  • Page 55: Setting The Date/title Color

    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.
  • Page 56: Lighting Techniques

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording Lighting Techniques When you use your camcorder, there are only two possible recording environments. You will be recording outdoors (Normal recording or through an ND(Neutral Density) filter). You will be recording indoors (Video light recommended or required).
  • Page 57: Playing Back A Tape

    The white plug: Audio(L)-Mono Connecting to a TV which has no Audio and Video input jack You can connect your camcorder to a TV through a VCR. Set the input selector on the VCR to LINE. The yellow plug: Video The white plug: Audio(L)-Mono Note: To view the cassette on the television screen, select the channel reserved for your VCR on the television.
  • Page 58 Playing back a Tape Notes: SCL901/L906/L907 feature a monaural audio system. If your TV or VCR features a stereo audio system, connect the audio cable to input “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.
  • Page 59: Various Functions In Player Mode

    (PLAY/STILL) button during playback. To resume playback, press Note: Your camcorder will automatically stop if it is left for more than 5 minutes in STILL mode without operation in order to prevent tape and head-drum wear. To locate a scene (picture search)
  • Page 60: Adjusting The Lcd

    The procedure for using DSE in PLAYER mode is the same as the procedure for using DSE in CAMERA mode, except that the power switch must be set to PLAYER instead of CAMERA. Please refer to pages 40 and 41. Note: The STROBE, NEG., MIRROR, MOSAIC, CINEMA and 16:9(WIDE) effects will not operate when your camcorder is in PLAYER mode.
  • Page 61: Multi Playback (using A Pal60 System)

    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.
  • Page 62: Usb Interface (scl907 Only)

    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.
  • Page 63: Installing Usb Media 2.0 Program

    12/26/03 10:46 AM USB interface (SCL907 only) Installing USB Media 2.0 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 How to install the program 1.
  • Page 64 00732M SCL901 SEA (46-71) 12/26/03 10:46 AM ENGLISH USB interface (SCL907 only) 4. The window below displays the folder to install the program. The program is installed in the following folder. C:\Programfiles\Samsung\USB Media 2.0 Click to change the folder. 5. Connect the camcorder to PC.
  • Page 65 1. Connect a USB cable to the USB port on the PC. 2. Connect the other end of the USB cable into the proper terminal on the camcorder. (USB jack) 3. Connect the audio cable to the Line input jack of the PC.
  • Page 66: Maintenance

    1. You must detach the BATTERY PACK from the camcorder when storing. 2. Keep the camcorder in a ventilated, dry and warm place. 3. Do not keep the camcorder in a place where the temperature often changes, such as in a car.
  • Page 67: Using Your Camcorder Abroad

    Before using your camcorder abroad, check the following: Power sources You can use your camcorder in any country or area that uses 100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz. Use a commercially available AC plug adapter, if necessary, depending on the power used.
  • Page 68: Troubleshooting

    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...
  • Page 69: Checking

    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.
  • Page 70 (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.
  • Page 71: Moisture Condensation

    Moisture Condensation If the camcorder is brought directly from a cold place to a warm place, moisture may condense inside the camcorder, on the surface of the tape, or on the lens. In this condition, the tape may stick to the head drum and be damaged or the unit may not operate correctly.
  • Page 72: Specifications

    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...
  • Page 73: Index

    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...
  • Page 74 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...
  • Page 75: Warranty(sea Users Only)

    00732M SCL901 SEA (46-71) 12/26/03 10:46 AM Page 71 ENGLISH Warranty (SEA Users Only) SAMSUNG LIMITED WARRANTY SAMSUNG Electronics America Inc. (SEA), warrants that this product is free from defective material and workmanship. SEA further warrants that if product fails to operate properly within the specified warranty period and the failure is due to improper workmanship or defective material, SEA will repair or replace the product at it’s option.
  • Page 76 00732M SCL901 SEA (1-19) 12/26/03 10:39 AM Page 100 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 http://www.samsungusa.com AD68-00732M...

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