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  • Page 1: User Manual

    User Manual Memory Camcorder www.samsung.com/register For video recording, use a memory card that supports faster write speeds. - Recommended Memory Card: 4MB/s (Class 4) or above. SMX-F70BP/SMX-F70SP SMX-F700BP/SMX-F700SP...
  • Page 2: Before Reading This User Manual

    Before use, read ‘Safety information’ carefully and then use the product properly. • Samsung is not responsible for any injury or damage caused by not following the user manual. • In this manual, a ‘memory card (card)’ means a SD, SDHC, or SDXC.
  • Page 3 • Recorded contents may be lost due to a mistake when handling this camcorder or memory card, etc. Samsung will not provide compensation for damages due to the loss of recorded contents. • Make a backup of important recorded data.
  • Page 4: Safety Information

    Safety information The safety precautions illustrated below are to prevent personal injury or material damages. Heed all instructions carefully. WARNING Means that there is a potential risk of serious personal injury. CAUTION Means that there is a potential risk of personal injury or damage to the product.
  • Page 5 There is a sound or smell, or smokes, unplug risk of malfunction or electric shock. the power adaptor immediately and request service from a Samsung service centre. There is a risk of fire or personal injury. Safety information...
  • Page 6 CAUTION Do not press the surface of the LCD with force, or hit it with a sharp object. If you push the LCD surface, display unevenness may occur. Do not leave the camcorder in a closed vehicle for a long time where the temperature is very high.
  • Page 7 Place the camcorder on a stable Keep important data separately. surface that is well ventilated. Samsung is not responsible for data loss. Safety information Do not use the camcorder near Use Samsung-approved accessories sources of strong radio waves or only.
  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Contents Before reading this user manual ... 2 SAFETY WARNINGS ... 2 PRECAUTIONS ... 2 IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON USE ... 2 Safety information ... 4 Quick start guide ... 10 Getting to know the camcorder ... 13 WHAT'S INCLUDED WITH YOUR CAMCORDER ... 13 LOCATION OF CONTROLS ...
  • Page 9 Focus ... 57 Anti-Shake(HDIS) ... 59 Digital Special Effect ... 60 Zoom Type ... 61 Cont. Shot ... 62 Time Lapse REC ... 63 Guideline ... 65 Advanced playback ... 66 Thumbnail View Option ... 66 PlayOption ... 67 Smart BGM Option ... 67 Delete ...
  • Page 10: Quick Start Guide

    Quick start guide This quick start guide introduces the basic operation and features of your camcorder. See the reference pages for more information. STEP 1: Get ready Insert the battery into the battery slot. Charge the battery fully. page 20 Insert a memory card.
  • Page 11 STEP 3: Play back videos or photos Viewing videos or photos on the LCD screen You can find recordings quickly by using the thumbnail view. Press the [MODE] button to select the playback ( Select the video or photo thumbnail view by using the [Zoom] lever.
  • Page 12 Importing and viewing videos/photos from the camcorder to your PC Start the Intelli-studio programme by connecting the camcorder to your PC with a USB cable. A new file saving screen appears with the Intelli-studio main • window. Click Yes, and the uploading procedure starts. Any new files are saved to your PC and registered to Contents Manager in the Intelli-studio programme.
  • Page 13: Getting To Know The Camcorder

    Getting to know the camcorder WHAT'S INCLUDED WITH YOUR CAMCORDER Your new camcorder comes with the following accessories. If any of these items is missing from your box, call Samsung’s Customer Care Centre. Model name Colour Internal memory SMX-F70BP Black...
  • Page 14: Location Of Controls

    LOCATION OF CONTROLS Front & Left ⓐ ⓑ 8 9 10 11 ⓓ ⓒ Getting to know the camcorder Lens MENU button Control (Up/Down/Left/Right/OK) button / Zoom (T/W) button Recording start/stop button LCD screen Memory card/Jack cover ⓐ USB jack ( ⓑ...
  • Page 15 Right/Top & Bottom MODE button Zoom lever (T/W) PHOTO button Strap Strap hook Lens cover open ( ) /close ( ) switch Internal microphone Battery release switch (BATT.) Tripod receptacle Rear Mode indicator : Recording mode (Video/Photo) : Playback mode Recording start/stop button Battery slot Be careful not to cover the internal microphone and lens during...
  • Page 16: Identifiying The Screen Displays

    IDENTIFIYING THE SCREEN DISPLAYS The available functions vary depending on the selected operation mode. Different indicators appear depending on the setting values. • The On Screen Display (OSD) below appears when the camcorder is in the recording ( • Press the [MODE] button to select the recording ( Video and Photo recording mode STBY 0:00:00...
  • Page 17 • The On Screen Display (OSD) below appears in the video playback ( • Press the [MODE] button to select the playback ( Video playback mode: Thumbnail view Normal 0:00:55 1/10 Photo Move Play Video playback mode: Single view 0:00:00/0:00:55 100-0001 Thumbnail View ) mode only.
  • Page 18 • This On Screen Display (OSD) below appears in the photo playback ( • Press the [MODE] button to select the playback ( Photo playback mode: Thumbnail view Normal Movie Move Play Photo playback mode: Single view 1/10 Thumbnail View 100-0001 ) mode only.
  • Page 19: Getting Started

    • Use only Samsung-approved batteries. Do not use batteries from other manufacturers. Otherwise, there is a danger of overheating, fire or explosion. • Samsung is not responsible for the problems caused by unapproved batteries.
  • Page 20: Charging The Battery

    CHARGING THE BATTERY You can charge the battery with the USB cable and power adaptor. Make sure that you use the supplied USB cable or power adapter to charge the battery. If you use any other power adapter for the camcorder, it will not work properly or the battery may not be charged.
  • Page 21: Checking The Battery State

    CHECKING THE BATTERY STATE You can check the charging state and remaining battery capacity. To check the charging state The colour of the CHG lamp indicates the charging state. Charging (CHG) lamp Charging Charging Fully charged state LED colour (Orange) (Green) Battery level display The battery level display shows the amount of battery power...
  • Page 22 • Recording/Playback time: Approximate time available when you have fully charged the battery. • The time is only for reference. Times shown above are measured under Samsung’s test conditions. Your times may differ, depending on your usage and conditions. •...
  • Page 23 About the battery • Battery properties A lithium-ion battery is small-sized and has a high capacity. Low ambient temperature (below 10ºC (50ºF)) may shorten its usage time and affect its function. Before recording in low temperatures, put the battery into your pocket to warm it, then install it in the camcorder.
  • Page 24: Basic Operation Of The Camcorder

    Basic operation of the camcorder TURNING YOUR CAMCORDER ON/OFF Open the LCD screen and press the [Power ( )] button to turn on the camcorder. • Set the [Lens cover open/close] switch to open ( To turn off the camcorder, press the [Power ( )] button. LCD screen The camcorder operates the self-diagnosis function when powered on.
  • Page 25: Setting The Date/time For The First Time

    SETTING THE DATE/TIME FOR THE FIRST TIME You can set the date and time of your local area when you turn on this camcorder for the first time. Open the LCD screen and press the [Power ( )] button to turn on the camcorder.
  • Page 26: Setting The Operation Modes

    SETTING THE OPERATION MODES You can switch the operation mode in the following order each time you press the [MODE] button. Recording mode ( Playback mode ( • Each time the operation mode changes, the respective mode indicator light turns on. Mode Indicator Recording...
  • Page 27: Using The Shortcut Menu (ok Guide)

    USING THE SHORTCUT MENU (OK GUIDE) The shortcut menu (OK guide) represents the most frequently accessed functions for the selected mode. Pressing the [Control (OK)] button will display the shortcut menu of frequently used functions on the LCD screen. An example: Setting EV (Exposure Value) in the recording mode using the shortcut menu (OK guide).
  • Page 28 SHORTCUT FUNCTION USING THE CONTROL BUTTONS Button Recording ( - Access the shortcut menu - Confirm selection - Exit the shortcut menu - iSCENE - Zoom (tele) - Focus - Zoom (wide) DOWN LEFT Face Detection RIGHT Playback ( ) mode Video playback ( ) mode - Access the shortcut menu...
  • Page 29: Selecting The Languages

    SELECTING THE LANGUAGES You can select a language to appears on the LCD screen. Press the [MENU] button [Control (Left/Right)] button Settings. Press the [Control (Up/Down)] button to select Language, and then press the [Control (OK)] button. Press the [Control (Up/Down)] button to select the desired OSD language, and then press the [Control (OK)] button.
  • Page 30: Getting Ready To Start Recording

    Getting ready to start recording INSERTING AND EJECTING A MEMORY CARD (NOT SUPPLIED) To insert a memory card Turn the camcorder off. Open the memory card cover as shown in the figure. Insert the memory card into the card slot until it softly clicks. •...
  • Page 31: Selecting A Suitable Memory Card (not Supplied)

    SELECTING A SUITABLE MEMORY CARD (NOT SUPPLIED) Compatible memory cards • You can use SD, SDHC, and SDXC cards with this camcorder. We recommend you use an SDHC card. This camcorder supports SD cards up to 2GB. We cannot guarantee normal operation with SD cards bigger than 2GB.
  • Page 32 The higher the video resolution and quality, the more memory the camcorder uses. • Samsung is not responsible for data loss due to misuse, including loss caused by any PC virus. • We recommend using a memory card case to avoid data loss that can be caused by moving the card or by static electricity.
  • Page 33: Recordable Time And Capacity

    RECORDABLE TIME AND CAPACITY Recordable time available for video Storage media capacity Resolution 1280X720/25p 720X576/50p (16:9) 720X576/50p (4:3) (Unit: Approximate minutes of recording) Recordable number of photos Storage media capacity Resolution 1696x954 (16:9) 1,650 3,290 6,630 9,999 9,999 9,999 9,999 1280x720 (16:9) 2,270 4,550 9,160 9,999 9,999 9,999 9,999 1,520 3,030 6,110 9,999 9,999 9,999 9,999...
  • Page 34: Attaching The Strap

    ATTACHING THE STRAP Adjust the length of strap so that the camcorder is stable when you press the [Recording start/stop] button with your thumb. If you adjust the strap too tightly and use excessive force to insert your hand, the strap hook of the camcorder may be damaged. Getting ready to start recording ADJUSTING THE LCD SCREEN The wide LCD screen on your camcorder offers high quality image...
  • Page 35: Basic Recording

    If power is interrupted or an error occurs during recording, the video may not be recorded. • Samsung is not responsible for any damage caused by a failure of normal recording or playback operations caused by memory card error. •...
  • Page 36: Recording Pause/resume

    • For on-screen information display, see pages 16~18. • For approximate recording times, see page 33. • Eject the battery when you have finished recording to prevent unnecessary battery power consumption. • For various functions available when you record videos, see pages 51~65.
  • Page 37: Capturing Photos During Video Recording

    CAPTURING PHOTOS DURING VIDEO RECORDING Your camcorder can capture photos without interrupting video recording. Press the [Recording start/stop] button. The recording ( ) indicator • appears and recording starts. While recording the video, frame the scene you want to photograph, and then press the [PHOTO] button.
  • Page 38: Recording Photos

    RECORDING PHOTOS Set the desired resolution before recording. • Insert a memory card. page 30 • Open the Lens cover by using the [Lens cover open/close] switch. page 15 • Press the [Power ( )] button to turn on the camcorder. •...
  • Page 39: Recording With Ease For Beginners (smart Auto)

    RECORDING WITH EASE FOR BEGINNERS (SMART AUTO) User-friendly SMART AUTO optimises your camcorder to the recording conditions automatically, providing beginners with the best performance. Press the [SMART AUTO] button. The SMART AUTO ( ) and • Anti-Shake(HDIS) ( ) icons appear on the screen at the same time.
  • Page 40: Zooming In/out

    ZOOMING IN/OUT Use the zoom function for close-up or wide-angle recording. This camcorder allows you to record using 52x optical power zoom, 65x Intelli-zoom and 130x digital zoom. To zoom in Slide the [Zoom] lever towards [T] (telephoto). (Or press the [Control (Up)] button on the LCD screen.) •...
  • Page 41: Using The Back Light Button

    USING THE BACK LIGHT BUTTON When a subject is lit from behind, this function compensates for lighting so that the subject is not too dark. Press the [Back light ( )] button to toggle the back light mode between On and Off. Basic recording Back lighting influences recording when the subject is darker than the background:...
  • Page 42: Basic Playback

    Basic playback CHANGING THE PLAYBACK MODE • You can switch to the playback mode by pressing the [MODE] button. • The recorded videos or photos appears in thumbnail view and the most recently created file is highlighted in the thumbnail view. •...
  • Page 43: Playing Back Videos

    PLAYING BACK VIDEOS You can preview recorded videos in a thumbnail view, find your desired video quickly, and play back directly. • Insert a memory card. page 30 • Open the LCD screen and press the [Power ( )] button to turn on the camcorder.
  • Page 44: Various Playback Operations

    Various playback operations [Control (Up/Down/Left/ Right/OK)] button Playback/Pause/Stop Playback and pause alternate when you press the [Control (OK)] button during playback. Use the [Zoom] lever to stop playback and return to the thumbnail view. Search playback During playback, press and hold the [Control (Left/Right)] button for reverse search/forward search.
  • Page 45: Using The Smart Bgm Function

    USING THE SMART BGM FUNCTION You can enjoy music during video playback. If the original sound in the video is big, the background music will be decreased naturally. On the other hand, if the original sound in the video is small, the background music will be increased naturally.
  • Page 46: Viewing Photos

    VIEWING PHOTOS You can view recorded photos by using various playback functions. • Insert a memory card. page 30 • Open the LCD screen and press the [Power ( )] button to turn on the camcorder. • This function works only in the photo playback ( page 26 Select the photo thumbnail view.
  • Page 47: Zooming During Photo Playback

    ZOOMING DURING PHOTO PLAYBACK You can magnify a playback image. Select the photo you want to magnify. page 46 Adjust the magnification with the [Control (OK)] button. The screen is framed and the • image is magnified starting from the centre of the image. •...
  • Page 48: Using The Menu Items

    Using the menu items HANDLING MENUS The instructions below are examples of how to access and use menu items using the [MENU] button. When you access and use other menu items, use these examples as guides. Press the [MODE] button to select the recording ( page 26 Press the [MENU] button.
  • Page 49: Menu Items

    MENU ITEMS • The items available in each menu vary depending on the operation mode. • For item operation details, see the page number listed under Page in the table. Recording menu items Items Default value iSCENE Auto Video Resolution 720x576/50p (16:9) Photo Resolution 1696x954 (16:9)
  • Page 50: Setting Menu Items

    Setting menu items Recording Items mode Storage Info File No. Date/Time Set Date/Time Display LCD Brightness Auto LCD Off Beep Sound Shutter Sound Auto Power Off PC Software Format Default Set Language • Menu options and default values may be changed without prior notice. •...
  • Page 51: Advanced Recording

    Advanced recording iSCENE This camcorder automatically can set the shutter speed and aperture according to the subject and brightness for optimum recording. Select the recording ( ) mode by pressing the [MODE] button. page 26 Press the [MENU] button [Control (Left/Right)] button iSCENE.
  • Page 52: Video Resolution

    Video Resolution You can select the resolution of a video to be recorded. Select the recording ( ) mode by pressing the [MODE] button. page 26 Press the [MENU] button [Control (Left/Right)] button Video Resolution. Select the desired submenu item with the [Control (Up/Down)] button, and then press the [Control (OK)] button.
  • Page 53: Photo Resolution

    Photo Resolution You can select the quality of photo images to be recorded. Select the recording ( ) mode by pressing the [MODE] button. page 26 Press the [MENU] button  [Control (Left/Right)] button  Photo Resolution. Select the desired submenu item with the [Control (Up/Down)] button, and then press the [Control (OK)] button.
  • Page 54 Submenu items Items To let the camcorder adjust the white Auto balance automatically according to the lighting conditions. For recording in clear, outdoor Daylight lighting. For recording in the shade or cloudy Cloudy weather. For recording under white fl uorescent Fluorescent lights.
  • Page 55: Face Detection

    Face Detection Face Detection detects and recognises face-like shapes and adjusts focus, colour, and exposure automatically. Also, it adjusts recording conditions so that they are optimised for the face detected. Select the recording ( ) mode by pressing the [MODE] button.
  • Page 56: Ev (exposure Value)

    EV (Exposure Value) The camcorder usually adjusts the exposure automatically. You can also manually adjust the exposure to your preference. Select the recording ( ) mode by pressing the [MODE] button. page 26 Press the [MENU] button [Control (Left/Right)] button Press the [Control (OK)] button.
  • Page 57: C.nite

    C.Nite You can adjust the shutter speed when recording a slow moving object or a brighter image in dark places without compromising colours. Select the recording ( ) mode by pressing the [MODE] button. page 26 Press the [MENU] button  [Control (Left/Right)] button ...
  • Page 58: Adjusting The Focus Manually

    Adjusting the focus manually This camcorder automatically focuses subjects from close-up to infinity. However, the correct focus may not be obtained depending on the recording conditions. In this case, use the manual focus mode. Press the [Control (Up/Down)] button to select Manual. The manual focus adjustment •...
  • Page 59: Anti-shake(hdis)

    Anti-Shake(HDIS) Use the Anti-Shake(HDIS) function to compensate for unstable images caused by shaking movements while holding the camcorder. Select the recording ( ) mode by pressing the [MODE] button. page 26 Press the [MENU] button [Control (Left/Right)] button Anti-Shake(HDIS). Select the desired submenu item with the [Control (Up/Down)] button, and then press the [Control (OK)] button.
  • Page 60: Digital Special Effect

    Digital Special Effect Using the digital special effect function gives your recording a creative look. Select the recording ( ) mode by pressing the [MODE] button. page 26 Press the [MENU] button [Control (Left/Right)] button Digital Special Effect. Select the desired submenu item with the [Control (Up/Down)] button, and then press the [Control (OK)] button.
  • Page 61: Zoom Type

    Zoom Type The camcorder offers three types of zoom: optical, intelligent, and digital zoom. Select the recording ( ) mode by pressing the [MODE] button. page 26 Press the [MENU] button [Control (Left/Right)] button Zoom Type. Select the desired submenu item with the [Control (Up/Down)] button, and then press the [Control (OK)] button.
  • Page 62: Cont. Shot

    Cont. Shot The Continuous Shot function allows you to capture photos in rapid succession to give you more photo-taking opportunities when recording moving subjects. Select the recording ( ) mode by pressing the [MODE] button. page 26 Press the [MENU] button [Control (Left/Right)] button Cont.
  • Page 63: Time Lapse Rec

    Time Lapse REC Using the Time Lapse feature, you can programme your camcorder to create a time lapse video by recording a series of frames over a set period of time with a set time interval between each frame. The Time Lapse feature lets you create time lapse videos of blooming flowers and similar subjects.
  • Page 64 Example of Time Lapse Recording Total time for recording Recording interval 0:00:00/0:00:55 100-0001 • Time Lapse Recording mode is released once recording has been finished. To start another Time Lapse Recording, repeat steps 1 to 6 on the previous page. •...
  • Page 65: Guideline

    Guideline This camcorder provides 3 types of guidelines to help you to set a balanced image composition on the screen. Select the recording ( ) mode by pressing the [MODE] button. page 26 Press the [MENU] button [Control (Left/Right)] button Guideline.
  • Page 66: Advanced Playback

    Advanced playback Thumbnail View Option The Thumbnail View Option lets you sort thumbnails of the recorded videos or photos by different display options. • Press the [MODE] button to select the playback ( page 26 • Select the video or photo thumbnail view. Press the [MENU] button [Control (Left/Right)] button Thumbnail View Option.
  • Page 67: Playoption

    PlayOption You can set a specific playback style according to your preference. • Press the [MODE] button to select the playback ( page 26 • Select the video thumbnail view. page 42 Press the [MENU] button [Control (Left/Right)] button PlayOption. Select the desired submenu item with the [Control (Up/Down)] button, and then press the...
  • Page 68: Delete

    Delete You can erase your recordings one by one or all at once. • Press the [MODE] button to select the playback ( page 26 • Select the video or photo thumbnail view. page 42 Press the [MENU] button  [Control (Left/Right)] button ...
  • Page 69: Protect

    Protect You can protect important saved videos or photos from accidental deletion. You cannot delete protected images unless you release the protection or format the memory. • Press the [MODE] button to select the playback ( page 26 • Select the video or photo thumbnail view. Press the [MENU] button [Control (Left/Right)] button Protect.
  • Page 70: Slide Show

    Slide Show You can enjoy a slide show with various effects. • Press the [MODE] button to select the playback ( page 26 • Select the photo thumbnail view. Press the [MENU] button [Control (Left/Right)] button Slide Show. Select an option by pressing the [Control (Up/Down)] button, and then press the [Control (OK)] button.
  • Page 71: Other Settings

    Other settings Storage Info Storage Info displays the storage information for the storage media. Press the [MENU] button [Control (Left/Right)] button Settings [Control (Up/ Down)] button Storage Info [Control (OK)] button. Press the [Control (Up/Down)] • button to move the screen up or down and view additional information.
  • Page 72: Date/time Set

    Date/Time Set By setting the date and time, you can display the date and time of a recording during playback. Press the [MENU] button [Control (Left/Right)] button Settings [Control (Up/Down)] button Date/Time Set [Control (OK)] button. Select the date or time information, and change the setting values by pressing the [Control (Up/Down/ Left/Right)] button.
  • Page 73: Lcd Brightness

    LCD Brightness You can adjust the brightness of the LCD screen to compensate for ambient lighting conditions. Press the [MENU] button [Control (Left/Right)] button Settings [Control (Up/Down)] button LCD Brightness [Control (OK)] button. Select the desired submenu and menu item with the [Control (Up/Down)] button, and then press [Control (OK)] button.
  • Page 74: Beep Sound

    Beep Sound When Beep Sound is on, the camcorder sounds a beep when you press a button. Press the [MENU] button [Control (Left/Right)] button Settings [Control (Up/Down)] button Beep Sound [Control (OK)] button. Select the desired submenu item with the [Control (Up/Down)] button, and then press the [Control (OK)] button.
  • Page 75: Auto Power Off

    Auto Power Off You can set your camcorder to turn off automatically if it is idle for 5 minutes without an operation. This function will prevent unnecessary power consumption. Press the [MENU] button [Control (Left/Right)] button Settings [Control (Up/Down)] button Auto Power Off [Control (OK)] button.
  • Page 76: Format

    Format Use the Format function if you want to delete all files completely or to correct problems on the storage media. Insert a memory card. page 30 Press the [MENU] button [Control (Left/Right)] button Settings [Control (Up/Down)] button Format [Control (OK)] button.
  • Page 77: Connecting To A Tv

    Connecting to a TV CONNECTING TO A TV (16:9/4:3) You can view images recorded with your camcorder on a regular TV that supports standard definition. This camcorder supports the composite output for standard definition video transfer. Camcorder Connecting an Audio/Video cable for the composite output Connect the camcorder to a TV with an Audio/Video cable.
  • Page 78: Viewing On A Tv Screen

    VIEWING ON A TV SCREEN Image display depending on LCD and TV screen ratio Appearance on Wide Recording ratio Screen (16:9) TV Images recorded in a 16:9 ratio Images recorded in a 4:3 ratio Adjust the volume to a moderate level. If the volume is too high, the video may include the noise.
  • Page 79: Dubbing Videos

    Dubbing videos DUBBING TO VCR OR DVD/HDD RECORDERS You can dub images recorded on your camcorder to other recording devices, such as VCRs or DVD/HDD recorders. • Videos are dubbed to the other recording device via analogue data transfer. (composite connection) Use the supplied Audio/ Video cable.
  • Page 80: Using With A Windows Computer

    Using with a windows computer WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH A WINDOWS COMPUTER You can perform the following functions by connecting your camcorder to your Windows computer with a USB cable and using the Intelli-studio editing software built into your camcorder. Main Functions •...
  • Page 81: Using The Intelli-studio Programme

    3. If the Stop a Hardware device window appears, click OK. 4. Disconnect the USB cable from the camcorder and PC. • Use the provided USB cable. (Supplied by Samsung) • Make sure you insert the USB plug into the USB jack with the plug facing in the correct direction.
  • Page 82 Step 2. About the Intelli-studio main window When the Intelli-studio starts up, video and photo thumbnails appear in the main window. • If you install Intelli-studio on your PC, the programme will launch more quickly. To install the programme, select Tool  Install Intelli- studio on PC.
  • Page 83 Step 3. Playing back videos or photos You can play back the recordings conveniently using the Intelli- studio application. With Intelli-studio, click the desired folder to display your recordings. Video or photo thumbnails appear on the screen, depending • on the folder you selected. Choose the video or photo that you want to play back.
  • Page 84 Step 5. Sharing the videos/photos online Share your contents with the world by uploading photos and videos directly to a web site with one click. Choose the videos or photos you want to share. Click Share ( ) on the Intelli-studio browser. The selected file appears in the sharing window.
  • Page 85: Using As A Removable Storage Device

    30 Connect the camcorder to the PC with the USB cable. page 81 The Removable Disk or • Samsung window appears on the PC’s screen after a moment. Select Open folders to • view files using Windows Explorer and then click The folders in the storage media appear.
  • Page 86 Structure of folders and files on the storage media • The folder and file structure for the storage media is as follows. • Do not arbitrarily change or remove the folder or file name. It may not be playable. Videos (H.264) •...
  • Page 87: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting WARNING INDICATORS AND MESSAGES Before contacting a Samsung authorised service centre, perform the following simple checks. They may save you the time and expense of an unnecessary call. Power source Message Icon Low Battery The battery is almost discharged.
  • Page 88 Storage media Message Icon Not Supported Card Please format Low speed card. Please record a lower resolution. Recording Message Icon Write Error Release the Smart Auto The number of video files is full. Cannot record video. The number of photo files is full.
  • Page 89 Recording Message Icon Folder and file number have reached File number is full. the maximum number and you cannot Cannot record video. record. Folder and file number have reached File number is full. the maximum number and you cannot Cannot take a photo. record.
  • Page 90: Symptoms And Solutions

    SYMPTOMS AND SOLUTIONS If these instructions do not solve your problem, contact the nearest Samsung authorised service centre. Power Symptom The camcorder does not turn on. The power automatically turns off. Power cannot be turned off . The battery is quickly discharged.
  • Page 91 Displays Symptom Unknown indicator appears on the screen. An afterimage remains on the LCD screen. The image on the LCD screen looks dark. Storage media Symptom Memory card functions are not operable. Image cannot be deleted. You cannot format the memory card. The data file name is not indicated correctly.
  • Page 92 Recording Symptom Pressing the [Recording start/stop] button does not start recording. The actual recording time is less than the estimated time. The recording stops automatically. When recording a subject illuminated by bright light, vertical lines appear. Explanation/Solution • There is not enough free space to record on the storage media. •...
  • Page 93 Recording Symptom When the screen is exposed to direct sunlight during recording, the screen turns red or black for an instant. During recording, the date/time does not appear. The beep sound is not heard. There is a time difference between the point where you press the [Recording start/stop] button and the point where the recorded video starts/stops.
  • Page 94 Adjusting the image during recording Symptom Focus does not adjust automatically. The image appears too bright or flickering, or changes in colour. Playback on your camcorder Symptom The video does not play back. The Skip or Search function does not work properly. Playback is interrupted unexpectedly.
  • Page 95 Connecting to a computer Symptom When accessing videos, a computer does not recognise your camcorder. Cannot play back a video file properly on a PC. Intelli-studio does not function properly. The image or sound of the video file recorded by your camcorder does not play back correctly on your PC.
  • Page 96 Dubbing with other devices Symptom You cannot dub correctly using the Audio/Video cable. General operations Symptom The date and time are incorrect. Pressing a button will not turn on or operate the computer. Menu items that cannot be used at the same time Symptom Menu items are greyed out.
  • Page 97: Maintenance & Additional Information

    Maintenance & additional information MAINTENANCE Cautions when storing • For safekeeping of the camcorder, turn off the camcorder. - Remove the battery and power adaptor. - Remove the memory card. Cleaning the camcorder Before cleaning, turn off the camcorder and remove the battery and power adaptor.
  • Page 98: Using Your Camcorder Abroad

    Use the camcorder only after dew condensation has completely disappeared. • Be sure to use the recommended accessories supplied with the camcorder. For service, contact your nearest Samsung authorised service centre. Maintenance & additional information USING YOUR CAMCORDER ABROAD •...
  • Page 99: Glossary

    GLOSSARY AF (Auto Focus) A system that automatically focuses the camcorder lens on the subject. Your camcorder uses the contrast to focus automatically. Aperture The aperture controls the amount of light that reaches the camcorder’s sensor. Camcorder shake (Blur) If the camcorder is moved while the shutter is open, the entire image may appear blurred.
  • Page 100: Specifications

    Specifications Model name SMX-F70BP/SMX-F70SP/SMX-F700BP/SMX-F700SP Video signal Picture compression format Audio compression format Image device System Effective pixels Total pixels Lens Focal length Size/dot number LCD screen LCD screen method Composite video out Connectors Audio output USB output Power source Power source type Power consumption Operating temperature General...
  • Page 101 Contact SAMSUNG WORLD WIDE If you have any questions or comments relating to Samsung camcorders, please contact the SAMSUNG customer care centre. Region Country Contact Centre CANADA 1-800-SAMSUNG(726-7864) North MEXICO 01-800-SAMSUNG(726-7864) America U.S.A 1-800-SAMSUNG(726-7864) ARGENTINE 0800-333-3733 BRAZIL 0800-124-421, 4004-0000 800-SAMSUNG(726-7864)
  • Page 102 Region Country Contact Centre SERBIA 0700 Samsung (0700 726 7864) SLOVAKIA 0800 - SAMSUNG(0800-726 786) SPAIN 902 - 1 - SAMSUNG (902 172 678) SWEDEN 0771 726 7864 (SAMSUNG) Switzerland 0848 - SAMSUNG(7267864, CHF 0.08/min) Europe 0330 SAMSUNG (7267864) EIRE...
  • Page 103 Correct disposal of batteries in this product (Applicable in the European Union and other European countries with separate battery return systems) This marking on the battery, manual or packaging indicates that the batteries in this product should not be disposed of with other household waste at the end of their working life.
  • Page 104 RoHS compliant Our product complies with “The Restriction Of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment”, and we do not use the 6 hazardous materials- Cadmium (Cd), Lead (Pb), Mercury (Hg), Hexavalent Chromium (Cr +6), Poly Brominated Biphenyls (PBBs), Poly Brominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs)- in our products.

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