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DVD Camcorder

SC-DC171/DC173(U)/DC175/DC575
AF
Auto Focus
CCD
Charge Coupled Device
LCD
Liquid Crystal Display
Owner's Instruction Book
Before operating the unit, please read this
Instruction Book thoroughly, and retain it for
future reference.
Use only approved battery packs.
Otherwise, there is a danger of overheating,
fire or explosion.
Samsung is not responsible for problems
occurring due to using unapproved batteries.
DVD 摄像机
SC-DC171/DC173(U)/DC175/DC575
AF
CCD
LCD
用户说明书
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  • Page 1: Dvd Camcorder

    Instruction Book thoroughly, and retain it for future reference. Use only approved battery packs. Otherwise, there is a danger of overheating, fire or explosion. Samsung is not responsible for problems occurring due to using unapproved batteries. DVD 摄像机 SC-DC171/DC173(U)/DC175/DC575 自动聚焦...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    ENGLISH Contents Notes and Safety Instructions ... 6 Getting to Know Your DVD Camcorder ... 9 Features ...9 Learning available Discs and Their Features ...10 How to use the DVD Camcorder easily ...12 Accessories Supplied with the DVD Camcorder ...13 Front &...
  • Page 3 Using the Fade In and Out (FADE) ...47 Using Back Light Compensation Mode (BLC) ...48 Using the Color Nite ...49 Using the LIGHT (SC-DC173U/DC175/DC575 only) ...50 DVD Camcorder: Advanced Recording ... 51 Cutting Off Wind Noise (Wind Cut) ...51 Setting the Shutter Speed & Exposure (Shutter/Exposure) ...52 Auto Focus / Manual Focus ...53...
  • Page 4 Changing the Order of Scene Playing within a Playlist (Scene-Move) ...73 Deleting Scenes from Playlist (Scene-Delete) ...74 Deleting a Section of a Playlist (Scene-Partial Delete) ...75 DVD Camcorder: Disc Manager ... 77 Disc Information (Disc Info) ...77 Editing the Disc Name (Disc Info-Rename) ...78 Formatting a Disc (Disc Format) ...79...
  • Page 5 Using the PC Camera Function ... 113 Using the USB Streaming Function ... 114 Using the removable Disk Function ... 114 Maintenance ... 115 Using Your DVD Camcorder Abroad ... 115 Troubleshooting ... 116 Troubleshooting ... 116 Setting menu items ...121 Miscellaneous Information ...
  • Page 6: Notes And Safety Instructions

    These dots are normal and do not affect the recorded picture in any way. 3. Do not pick up the DVD Camcorder by holding the Viewfinder, LCD Screen or Battery Pack. 4. Applying excessive force to the Viewfinder may damage it.
  • Page 7: 注意和安全说明

    ENGLISH Notes and Safety Instructions Notes regarding Disc Cleaning and Handling  Take care not to touch the recording side (the rainbow colored side) of the disc with your fingers. Discs contaminated by fingerprints or foreign substances may not play properly. ...
  • Page 8 Unauthorized copying of copyrighted material may be against the law. All the trade names and registered trademarks mentioned in this manual or other documentation provided with your Samsung product are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. Servicing & Replacement Parts ...
  • Page 9: Getting To Know Your Dvd Camcorder

    It can give you a clear quality image on LCD Screen even in the outdoors with bright daylight.  Mega-pixel CCD (SC-DC575 only) Your DVD Camcorder incorporates a 1.0 mega-pixel CCD. High- resolution photo images can be recorded to a Memory Card.  Digital Image Stabilizer (DIS) The DIS compensates for any handshake, reducing unstable images particularly at high magnification.
  • Page 10: Learning Available Discs And Their Features

    Getting to Know Your DVD Camcorder Learning available Discs and Their Features This DVD Camcorder can record or play back by using only the 3 1/2 inch (8cm) DVD-R/+R DL/-RW/+RW disc (not supplied). Please check whether your disc is proper for use.
  • Page 11 Verbatim disks that have the sign “for VIDEO CAMERA them, operations for recording and playback may not work properly or you may not eject the inserted disc from the DVD Camcorder.  You cannot overwrite, edit, or format the finalized disc. If needed, unfinalize the disc.
  • Page 12: How To Use The Dvd Camcorder Easily

    How to use the DVD Camcorder easily You can record any desired image and edit and playback the disc on a DVD Camcorder, most common DVD players, and PCs after finalizing the disc. Recording  Selecting the desired disc and disc formatting page 42...
  • Page 13: Accessories Supplied With The Dvd Camcorder

    11. 3 1/2inches (8cm) DVD-RW Disc 12. Carrying Case Notes The contents can vary depending on the sales region.  Parts and accessories are available at your local Samsung dealer.  了解您的摄录一体机 DVD摄像机提供的附件 请确定您的DVD摄像机提供下列基本附件。 2. AC Power Adapter 3. AV Cable (AA-E9 TYPE) 5.
  • Page 14: Front & Left View

    Getting to Know Your DVD Camcorder Front & Left View ACCESS Indicator page 41 Joystick (Up/Down/Left/ Right/OK)/FADE (page 47)/ OPEN Switch page 41 ///   Lens LIGHT (SC-DC173U/DC175/ DC575 only) page 50 Joystick Remote Sensor (SC-DC175/DC575 only) Down () Internal MIC Left () Right ()
  • Page 15: Left Side View

    ENGLISH Getting to Know Your DVD Camcorder Left Side View Built-In Speaker C.NITE/LIGHT/S.SHOW Button (SC-DC173U/DC175/ LCD ENHANCER Button DC575 only) page 49/50/95 page 39 C.NITE/S.SHOW Button Zoom (W/T)/VOL (/) (SC-DC173 only) page 49/95 Button page 46/64 C.NITE Button Start/Stop Button page 44 (SC-DC171 only) page 49...
  • Page 16: Right & Top View

    ENGLISH Getting to Know Your DVD Camcorder Right & Top View PHOTO Button Zoom (W/T) Lever page 46 (SC-DC173(U)/DC175/DC575 Mode Switch (DISC/CARD) only) page 94 (SC-DC173(U)/DC175/DC575 Focus Adjustment Knob only) page 39 Disc Cover Viewfinder 10. Hand Strap Start/Stop Button page 44...
  • Page 17: Rear & Bottom View

    ENGLISH Getting to Know Your DVD Camcorder Rear & Bottom View Charging Indicator Lithium Battery Cover AV Jack DC IN Jack Hand Strap Hook Tripod Receptacle Memory Card Slot (SC-DC173(U)/DC175/DC575 only) BATT. RELEASE Switch 了解您的DVD摄像机 后视图和底视图 Usable Memory Cards (2GB Max) (SC-DC173(U)/DC175/DC575 only) 中...
  • Page 18: Remote Control (sc-dc175/dc575 Only)

    ENGLISH Getting to Know Your DVD Camcorder Remote Control (SC-DC175/DC575 only) START/STOP PHOTO page 94 DISPLAY page 29 W/T (Zoom) page 46 10. /(Search) /(Skip)  (Stop) 11. |  (Slow)  (Play/Still) 12. Q-MENU MENU Up( )/Down( )/Left ( )/Right( )/OK 了解您的DVD摄像机...
  • Page 19: Preparation

    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 DVD Camcorder in a stable, comfortable position. Press the [Zoom] lever and [Start/Stop] button without having to change the position of your hand.
  • Page 20: Lithium Battery Installation

    1. The Lithium Battery maintains the clock function and preset contents of the memory; even if the Battery Pack or AC Power adapter is removed. 2. The Lithium Battery for the DVD Camcorder lasts about 6 months under normal operation from time of installation.
  • Page 21: Using The Lithium Ion Battery Pack

    Battery is charging. 6. When the Battery is fully charged, disconnect the Battery Pack and the AC Power Adapter from the DVD Camcorder. Even with the Power switched off, the Battery Pack will still discharge. Blinking time Charging rate...
  • Page 22 The amount of continuous recording time available depends on; The type and capacity of the Battery Pack you are using. Ambient temperature. How often the Zoom function is used. Type of use (DVD Camcorder/Camera/With LCD Screen etc.). It is recommended that you have several batteries available. 准备 基于电池类型的充电、录像时间...
  • Page 23 20~40% used c. 40~80% used d. 80~95% used (red) e. Completely used (Blinking) (The DVD Camcorder will turn off soon, change the battery as soon as possible.) The Finalize/Format functions are not available at battery level ‘d’ and ‘e’.
  • Page 24  To preserve battery power, keep your DVD Camcorder turned off when you are not operating it.  If your DVD Camcorder is in Camera Mode, and it is left in STBY mode without being operated for more than 5 minutes with a disc inserted, it will automatically turn itself off to protect against unnecessary battery discharge.
  • Page 25: Connecting A Power Source

    - The Battery Pack: used for outdoor recording. Using a Household Power Source Connect to a household power source to use the DVD Camcorder without having to worry about the battery power. You can keep the Battery Pack attached; the battery power will not be consumed.
  • Page 26: About The Operating Modes

    ENGLISH Preparation About the Operating Modes  The operating modes are determined by the position of the [Power] and [Mode] (SC-DC173(U)/DC175/DC575 only) switch.  Set the Operation Mode by adjusting the [Power] and [Mode] (SC- DC173(U)/DC175/DC575 only) switches before operating any functions. ...
  • Page 27: Using The Q.menu

    ENGLISH Preparation Using the Q.MENU  Q.MENU is used to access DVD Camcorder functions by using the [Q.MENU] button.  Q.MENU provides easier access to frequently used menus without using the [MENU] button. Functions available using the Q.MENU are as below: page 61...
  • Page 28: Osd (on Screen Display) In Camera Mode/player Mode

    28. AV IN (SC-DC175/DC575 only) page 83  29. Playback Speed page 66 Notes Functions not marked with  will be retained when the DVD Camcorder is  powered on after turning it off. OSD (On Screen Display) items shown here are based on model SC-DC175.
  • Page 29: Osd (on Screen Display) In M.cam Mode/m.player Mode

    ENGLISH Preparation OSD (On Screen Display) in M.Cam Mode/M.Player Mode (SC-DC173(U)/DC175/DC575 only) Photo Quality OSD in M.Cam Mode page 91 Photo Size (SC-DC575 only) page 92 Remaining Time (Recordable time of moving No memory card! images) CARD (Memory 1152 Card) Indicator Image Counter 12:00 AM JAN.01.2007 (Total number of...
  • Page 30: Initial Setting : System Menu Setting

     OSD illustrations of SC-DC175 are used in this manual. Some of the OSD items shown in this manual may differ slightly from the actual items on your DVD Camcorder. 初始设置:系统菜单设置 设置时钟(时钟设置)  可进入摄像模式 / 放像模式 / 照片摄制模式 / 照片播放模式进行时钟设置。...
  • Page 31: Setting The Wireless Remote Control Acceptance (remote) (sc-dc175/dc575 Only)

     The Remote function works in Camera Mode/Player Mode/M.Cam Mode/M.Player Mode. page 26  The Remote function allows you to enable or disable the remote control for use with the DVD Camcorder. 1. Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC] or [CARD]. 2. Set the [Power] switch to [ (Camera)] or (Player)].
  • Page 32: Setting The Beep Sound (beep Sound)

    ENGLISH Initial Setting : System Menu Setting Setting the Beep Sound (Beep Sound)  The Beep Sound function works in Camera Mode/Player Mode/M.Cam Mode/M.Player Mode. page 26  You can turn the Beep Sound on or off, when on, each press of a button sounds a beep.
  • Page 33: Setting The Shutter Sound (shutter Sound) (sc-dc173(u)/dc175/dc575 Only)

    ENGLISH Initial Setting : System Menu Setting Setting the Shutter Sound (Shutter Sound) (SC-DC173(U)/DC175/DC575 only)  The Shutter Sound function works only in M.Cam Mode. page 26  You can turn the Shutter Sound on or off, when on, with each press of the [PHOTO] button the Shutter will sound.
  • Page 34: Selecting The Osd Language (language)

    ENGLISH Initial Setting : System Menu Setting Selecting the OSD Language (Language)  The Language function works in Camera Mode/Player Mode/M.Cam Mode/M.Player Mode. page 26  You can select the desired language to display the menu screen and the messages. 1.
  • Page 35: Viewing The Demonstration (demonstration)

    Camcorder. page 41  Demonstration automatically shows you the major functions that are included with your DVD Camcorder so that you may use them more easily.  The Demonstration operates repeatedly until it is switched off. 1. Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC].
  • Page 36: Initial Setting : Display Menu Setting

     Adjusting the LCD Screen works in Camera Mode/Player Mode/M.Cam Mode/M.Player Mode. page 26  Your DVD Camcorder is equipped with a 2.5 inch (SC-DC171 only) / 2.7 inch wide (SC-DC173(U)/DC175/DC575 only) color Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) Screen, which enables you to view what you are recording or playing back directly.
  • Page 37: Displaying The Date/time (date/time)

    - During playback of a blank section of a disc. - If the disc was recorded before setting the Clock function in the DVD Camcorder. - When the Lithium Battery becomes weak or dead.  Before you use the Date/Time function, you must set the clock.
  • Page 38: Setting The Tv Display (tv Display)

    ENGLISH Initial Setting : Display Menu Setting Setting the TV Display (TV Display)  The TV Display function works in Camera Mode/Player Mode/M.Cam Mode/M.Player Mode. page 26  You can select the output path of the OSD (On Screen Display). This allows you to set the OSD for viewing on the viewfinder, LCD screen or an external TV.
  • Page 39: Dvd Camcorder: Before Recording

    1. Close the LCD Screen. 2. Use the Focus Adjustment Knob of the Viewfinder to focus the picture. Caution Do not lift the DVD Camcorder by the viewfinder or LCD screen as it may cause you to drop it. Note Viewing the sun or any strong light source through the Viewfinder for a prolonged...
  • Page 40: Various Recording Techniques

    ENGLISH DVD Camcorder: Before Recording Various Recording Techniques  In some situations, different recording techniques may be required for more dramatic results. 1. General recording. 2. Downward recording. Making a recording with a top view of the LCD Screen. 3. Upward recording.
  • Page 41: Inserting And Removing A Disc

    ENGLISH DVD Camcorder: Before Recording Inserting and Removing a Disc  When inserting a disc or closing the disc cover, do not apply excessive force. It may cause a malfunction.  You cannot open the disc cover while loading.  Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC] (SC-DC173(U)/DC175/...
  • Page 42 DVD Players/Recorders. between VR (VR Mode) : You can edit the disc on Video and VR a DVD Camcorder, but playback is only mode possible on a DVD Recorder that supports VR mode.  Refer to page 11 for Finalized disc compatibility.
  • Page 43: Selecting The Record Mode (rec Mode)

     The Record Mode function works in both Camera Mode and Player Mode. page 26  This DVD Camcorder can film in the XP (extra play), the SP (standard play) and the LP (long play) modes. The SP mode is set as the factory default.
  • Page 44: Dvd Camcorder: Basic Recording

    ENGLISH DVD Camcorder: Basic Recording Making your First Recording 1. Connect a power source to the DVD Camcorder. pages 21, 25  (A Battery Pack or a AC Power adapter)  Insert a disc. page 41 2. Remove the Lens Cover.
  • Page 45: Recording With Ease For Beginners (easy.q Mode)

    2. Set the [Power] switch to [ (Camera)]. 3. By pressing the [EASY.Q] button, all functions on the DVD Camcorder will be set to off and the recording settings will be set to the following basic modes (DIS, AF(Auto Focus), AWB(Auto White Balance), AE(Auto Exposure) On.
  • Page 46: Zooming In And Out

     Use these features for different shots. Please note that over-use of the zoom feature can lead to unprofessional looking results and a reduction of battery usage time.  This DVD Camcorder allows you to record using optical 34x (SC-DC171/ DC173(U)/DC175 only) or 26x (SC-DC575 only) power zoom and digital zoom.
  • Page 47: Using The Fade In And Out (fade)

    ENGLISH DVD Camcorder: Basic Recording Using the Fade In and Out (FADE)  The Fade function works only in Camera Mode. page 26  You can give your recording a professional look by using special effects such as fade in at the beginning of a sequence or fade out at the end of a sequence.
  • Page 48: Using Back Light Compensation Mode (blc)

    ENGLISH DVD Camcorder: Basic Recording Using Back Light Compensation Mode (BLC)  BLC works in both Camera Mode and M.Cam Mode. page 26  Back lighting exists when the subject is darker than the background: - The subject is in front of a window.
  • Page 49: Using The Color Nite

    3. Press the [C.NITE] (SC-DC171/DC173 only) or [C.NITE/LIGHT] (SC-DC173U/DC175/DC575 only) button. 4. Each time you press the [C.NITE] (SC-DC171/ DC173 only) or [C.NITE/LIGHT] (SC-DC173U/ DC175/DC575 only) button, shutter speed is changed to;  <Color N. 1/30>, <Color N. 1/15> and off.
  • Page 50: Using The Light (sc-dc173u/dc175/dc575 Only)

    ENGLISH DVD Camcorder: Basic Recording Using the LIGHT (SC-DC173U/DC175/DC575 only)  The LIGHT function works only in Camera Mode. page 26  The LIGHT enables you to record a subject in dark places.  The LIGHT can be used with Color Nite function only.
  • Page 51: Dvd Camcorder: Advanced Recording

    ENGLISH DVD Camcorder: Advanced Recording Cutting Off Wind Noise (Wind Cut)  The Wind Cut function works only in Camera Mode. page 26  Use the Wind Cut when recording in windy places such as the beach or near buildings.
  • Page 52: Setting The Shutter Speed & Exposure (shutter/exposure)

     The image may not seem as smooth when a high Shutter Speed is set.  The DVD Camcorder returns to the auto shutter and auto exposure settings when you change to the EASY.Q mode.  When recording with a Shutter Speed of 1/1000 or higher, make sure the sun is not shining into the lens.
  • Page 53: Auto Focus / Manual Focus

    A picture containing several objects, some close to the DVD Camcorder, others further away. b. A person enveloped in fog or surrounded by snow. c. Very shiny or glossy surfaces like a car.
  • Page 54: Programed Automatic Exposure Modes (program Ae)

    ENGLISH DVD Camcorder: Advanced Recording Programed Automatic Exposure Modes (Program AE)  The Program AE function works only in Camera Mode. page 26  The Program AE mode allows you to adjust shutter speeds and apertures to suit different recording conditions.
  • Page 55 ENGLISH DVD Camcorder: Advanced Recording Setting the Program AE 1. Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC]. (SC-DC173(U)/DC175/DC575 only) 2. Set the [Power] switch to [ (Camera)]. 3. Press the [MENU] button.  The menu list will appear. 4. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Camera>, then press the [Joystick].
  • Page 56: Setting The White Balance (white Balance)

    ENGLISH DVD Camcorder: Advanced Recording Setting the White Balance (White Balance)  The White Balance function works in both Camera Mode and M.Cam Mode. page 26  The White Balance is a recording function that preserves the unique image color of the subject in any recording condition.
  • Page 57 ENGLISH DVD Camcorder: Advanced Recording Setting the Custom White Balance  You can adjust the white balance as you wish based on the recording environment. 1. Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC] or [CARD]. (SC-DC173(U)/DC175/DC575 only) 2. Set the [Power] switch to [ (Camera)].
  • Page 58: Applying Digital Effects (digital Effect)

    ENGLISH DVD Camcorder: Advanced Recording Applying Digital Effects (Digital Effect)  The Digital Effect function works only in Camera Mode. page 26  The Digital Effects enable you to give a creative look to your recording.  Select the appropriate Digital Effect for the type of picture that you wish to record and the effect you wish to create.
  • Page 59 ENGLISH DVD Camcorder: Advanced Recording Selecting the Digital Effects 1. Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC]. (SC-DC173(U)/DC175/DC575 only) 2. Set the [Power] switch to [ (Camera)]. 3. Press the [MENU] button.  The menu list will appear. 4. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Camera>, then press the [Joystick].
  • Page 60: Setting The 16:9 Wide Mode (16:9 Wide)

    ENGLISH DVD Camcorder: Advanced Recording Setting the 16:9 Wide mode (16:9 Wide)  The 16:9 Wide function works only in Camera Mode. page 26  Select to record a picture to be played back on a 16:9 Wide TV.  16:9 Wide is the default setting for models SC-DC173(U)/DC175/DC575.
  • Page 61: Setting The Digital Image Stabilizer (dis)

     The DIS function works only in Camera Mode. page 26  DIS (Digital Image Stabilizer) is a function that compensates for any shaking or hand movement while holding the DVD Camcorder (within reasonable limits).  It provides more stable pictures when: - Recording with the zoom (Digital Zoom is not available in the DIS mode.)
  • Page 62: Zooming In And Out With Digital Zoom (digital Zoom)

    ENGLISH DVD Camcorder: Advanced Recording Zooming In and Out with Digital Zoom (Digital Zoom)  The Digital Zoom works only in Camera Mode. page 26  Zooming more than 34x (SC-DC171/DC173(U)/DC175 only) or 26x (SC- DC575) is achieved digitally, up to 1200x when combined with optical zoom.
  • Page 63: Dvd Camcorder: Thumbnail Index And Playlist

    ENGLISH DVD Camcorder: Thumbnail index and Playlist What is the Thumbnail Index?  The thumbnail index displays multiple titles scenes that have been recorded.  A title scene is created between the points where you start and stop a recording. Once deleted, you cannot recover the title scene again.
  • Page 64: Dvd Camcorder

    You can fi nd the desired scene quickly using this convenient index. If the TFT LCD screen is closed, you can view the recording through the viewfi nder. Use the Playback related buttons on the DVD Camcorder or on the remote control. (SC-DC175/DC575 only) pages 65~66 1.
  • Page 65: Various Functions While In Player Mode

    ENGLISH DVD Camcorder Various Functions while in Player Mode  These functions work only in Player Mode. page 26  Play, Still, Stop, Fast Forward, Rewind, Forward Skip, and Reverse Skip functions are accessible using the remote control. (SC-DC175/DC575 only) ...
  • Page 66 ENGLISH DVD Camcorder Picture Search (Forward/Reverse)  Moving the [Joystick] left/right once while a disc is playing back will increase the play speed to approximately X2, and pressing twice plays at approx x16.  When the number 1 appears on the OSD, it means X2 speed.
  • Page 67: Deleting A Title Scene (delete)

    ENGLISH DVD Camcorder Deleting a Title Scene (Delete) DVD -RW/+RW  Delete function works only in Player Mode. page 26  Individual or all title scenes can be deleted. 1. Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC]. (SC-DC173(U)/DC175/DC575 only) 2. Set the [Power] switch to [ (Player)].
  • Page 68: Deleting A Section Of A Title Scene (partial Delete)

    ENGLISH DVD Camcorder Deleting a Section of a Title Scene (Partial Delete)  Partial Delete function works only in Player Mode. page 26  A title scene can be partially deleted.  The editing function only works on a DVD-RW (VR Mode). You should format the DVD-RW to VR Mode before recording.
  • Page 69: Dvd Camcorder: Playlist

    ENGLISH DVD Camcorder: Playlist Creating a New Playlist (New Playlist)  This function works only in Player Mode. page 26  The editing function only works on a DVD-RW (VR Mode). You should format the DVD-RW to VR Mode before recording.
  • Page 70: Playing The Playlist

    LCD Screen. If the LCD Screen is closed, you can view the recording through the viewfi nder. Use the playback related buttons on the DVD Camcorder or on the remote control. (SC-DC175/DC575 only) pages 65~66  The editing function only works on a DVD-RW (VR Mode).
  • Page 71: Deleting A Playlist (delete)

    ENGLISH DVD Camcorder: Playlist Deleting a Playlist (Delete) DVD-RW(VR mode)  Delete function works only in Player Mode. page 26  You can delete undesired playlists.  The editing function only works on a DVD-RW (VR Mode). You should format the DVD-RW to VR Mode before recording. page 42 1.
  • Page 72: Adding Scenes To Playlist (scene-add)

    ENGLISH DVD Camcorder: Playlist Adding Scenes to Playlist (Scene-Add)  This function works only in Player Mode. page 26  You can add more scenes in an existing playlist.  The editing function only works on a DVD-RW (VR Mode).
  • Page 73: Changing The Order Of Scene Playing Within A Playlist (scene-move)

    ENGLISH DVD Camcorder: Playlist Changing the Order of Scene Playing within a Playlist (Scene-Move)  This function works only in Player Mode. page 26  You can change the order of scene playing within a playlist.  The editing function only works on a DVD-RW (VR Mode).
  • Page 74: Deleting Scenes From Playlist (scene-delete)

    ENGLISH DVD Camcorder: Playlist Deleting Scenes from Playlist (Scene-Delete)  This function works only in Player Mode. page 26  You can delete the scenes inside the playlist.  The editing function only works on a DVD-RW (VR Mode). You should format the DVD-RW to VR Mode before recording. page 42 1.
  • Page 75: Deleting A Section Of A Playlist (scene-partial Delete)

    ENGLISH DVD Camcorder: Playlist Deleting a Section of a Playlist (Scene-Partial Delete)  This function works only in Player Mode. page 26  A scene inside the playlist can be partially deleted.  The editing function only works on a DVD-RW (VR Mode).
  • Page 76 ENGLISH DVD Camcorder: Playlist 8. Use the [Joystick] to search the start point of deletion.  Whenever you press the [Joystick] right, it toggles between forward at speed 1 and 2. Whenever you press the [Joystick] left, it toggles between backward at speed 1 and 2.
  • Page 77: Dvd Camcorder: Disc Manager

    ENGLISH DVD Camcorder: Disc Manager Disc Information (Disc Info) DVD-RW/+RW/-R/+R DL  This function works in both Camera Mode and Player Mode. page 26  It shows you the disc information as disc name, disc type, disc format, etc. 1. Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC].
  • Page 78: Editing The Disc Name (disc Info-rename)

    ENGLISH DVD Camcorder: Disc Manager Editing the Disc Name (Disc Info-Rename)  This function works in both Camera Mode and Player Mode. page 26  You can specify a disc name. 1. Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC]. (SC-DC173(U)/DC175/DC575 only) 2.
  • Page 79: Formatting A Disc (disc Format)

    DVD Mode) Players/Recorders. VR (VR You can edit the disc on a DVD Camcorder, Mode) but playback is only possible on a DVD Recorder that supports VR mode.  Refer to page 11 for Finalized disc compatibility.
  • Page 80: Finalizing A Disc (disc Finalize)

    When finalizing is complete, the message <Complete!> will appear. Warning! During finalizing, do not cause impact or vibration to your DVD Camcorder. This could cause a malfunction. Notes  The Finalize/Format functions are not available at battery level ...
  • Page 81: Playing Back On A Pc With Dvd Drive

    ENGLISH DVD Camcorder: Disc Manager Playing Back on a PC with DVD drive  The DVD disc can be played on a PC with a DVD running media (DVD drive). 1. Turn on your PC. 2. Insert a finalized disc into the DVD drive of the ...
  • Page 82: Unfinalizing A Disc (disc Unfinalize)

    When unfinalizing is complete, the message <Complete!> will appear. Notes  The Finalize/Format functions are not available at battery level  During unfinalizing, do not cause impact or vibration to your DVD Camcorder. This could cause a malfunction. DVD摄像机:光盘管理器 DVD-RW 解烧结光盘(光盘取消终结)  此功能只适用于...
  • Page 83: Dvd Camcorder: Connection

    6. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Out> or <AV In>, then press the [Joystick].  <Out>: Select this when copying or playing back the contents of this camcorder onto the external device.  <AV In>: Select this when recording the contents of an external device to the camcorder.
  • Page 84: Viewing Recordings On Tv

     We recommend that you use the AC Power adapter as the power source for the DVD Camcorder. Connecting to a TV that has Audio/Video Input Jacks 1. Connect the DVD Camcorder to your TV with the AV cable.  The yellow jack: Video ...
  • Page 85 ENGLISH DVD Camcorder: Connection Connecting to a TV that has no Audio/Video Input Jacks  You can connect your DVD Camcorder to a TV through a VCR. 1. Connect the DVD Camcorder to your VCR with the AV cable.  The yellow jack: Video ...
  • Page 86: Copying A Disc Onto A Tape

    Copying a Disc onto a Tape  The copying function works only in Player Mode. page 26  Connect your DVD Camcorder to a VCR using the AV jack to dub the recording from a disc onto a VCR tape.
  • Page 87: Using The Voice Plus

     Adjust the sound volume on the connected external device. (TV, audio system etc.)  Feedback may occur if the DVD Camcorder is placed near the speaker of an external device.
  • Page 88: Recording (copying) A Tv Program Or Video Tape Onto A Disc (sc-dc175/dc575 Only)

     The Recording (Copying) function works only in Player Mode. page 26  Connect your DVD Camcorder to a VCR or a TV using the AV jack to record a TV program or copy a video tape to a disc. Set the AV In/Out before Recording (Copying).
  • Page 89: Digital Still Camera Mode (sc-dc173(u)/dc175/dc575 Only)

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode (SC-DC173(U)/DC175/DC575 only) Using a Memory Card (Usable Memory Card) (not supplied)  This DVD Camcorder can use SD memory cards and MMC (Multi Media Cards). Some cards are not compatible depending on the memory card manufacturer and memory card type.
  • Page 90: Structure Of Folders And Files On The Memory Card

     The data stored on the Memory Card 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.  The DVD Camcorder supports 2GB SD/MMC and lower. SD/MMC above 2GB may not record or play properly.
  • Page 91: Selecting The Photo Quality (photo Quality)

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode (SC-DC173(U)/DC175/DC575 only) Selecting the Photo Quality (Photo Quality)  Photo Quality function works in both Player Mode and M.Cam Mode. page 26  You can select the quality of a photo image to be recorded. Select the Photo Quality 1.
  • Page 92: Setting The Photo Size (photo Size) (sc-dc575 Only)

    Memory Card depends on various conditions.  Regarding detailed image capacity, see page 91.  Photo images that are recorded at 1152X864 on your DVD Camcorder may not playback properly on other digital devices that do not support this photo size.
  • Page 93: Setting The File Number (file No.)

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode (SC-DC173(U)/DC175/DC575 only) Setting the File Number (File No.)  File Number setting works only in M.Cam Mode. page 26  File Numbers are given to images in the order they were recorded when they are stored on the Memory Card. ...
  • Page 94: 在记忆卡上拍摄(jpeg)的静止图像

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode (SC-DC173(U)/DC175/DC575 only) Taking a Photo Image (JPEG) on a Memory Card  You may take photo images while in M.Cam Mode and store the images on the Memory Card. page 26  You can take photo images using the remote control. (SC-DC175/DC575 only) ...
  • Page 95: Viewing Photo Images (jpeg)

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode (SC-DC173(U)/DC175/DC575 only) Viewing Photo Images (JPEG)  This function works only in M.Player Mode. page 26  You can playback and view photo images recorded on a Memory Card. 1. Set the [Mode] switch to [CARD]. 2.
  • Page 96: Protection From Accidental Erasure (protect)

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode (SC-DC173(U)/DC175/DC575 only) Protection from accidental Erasure (Protect)  The Protect function works only in M.Player Mode. page 26  You can protect important images from accidental erasure. If you execute format, all images including protected images will be erased.
  • Page 97: Deleting Photo Images And Moving Images (delete)

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode (SC-DC173(U)/DC175/DC575 only) Deleting Photo Images and Moving Images (Delete)  The Delete function works only in M.Player Mode. page 26  You can erase the photo images and moving images recorded on the Memory Card. ...
  • Page 98 ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode (SC-DC173(U)/DC175/DC575 only) Deleting All Images at Once Steps from 1 to 5 are the same as described in p.97 6. Move the [Joystick] up or down to select <Delete All>, then press the [Joystick].  The message <Delete all?> is displayed. 7.
  • Page 99: Formatting The Memory Card (format)

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode (SC-DC173(U)/DC175/DC575 only) Formatting the Memory Card (Format)  The Format function works only in M.Player Mode. page 26  You can use the Format functions to completely delete all images and options on the Memory Card, including protected images. ...
  • Page 100: Recording Moving Images (mpeg) On A Memory Card

    Notes  The DVD Camcorder supports memory cards ranging up to 2GB.  Recording time is limited to one minute if 16MB memory card (or less) is used.
  • Page 101: Playing The Moving Images (mpeg) On A Memory Card

     The moving images that you recorded on the Memory Card in this Camcorder may not play on other manufacturer’s devices.  The moving images recorded by another DVD Camcorder may not play on this DVD Camcorder.  To playback moving images on a PC, the Video Codec (in the CD provided with the DVD Camcorder) should be installed.
  • Page 102: Recording Still Images Onto A Memory Card During

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode (SC-DC173(U)/DC175/DC575 only) Recording Still images onto a Memory Card during DVD playback DVD-RW/+RW/-R/+R DL  This function works only in Player Mode. page 26  If you press the [PHOTO] button during DVD disc playback, the disc stops and the image on the DVD disc is saved on the Memory Card.
  • Page 103: Marking Images For Printing (print Mark)

    Marking Images for Printing (Print Mark)  The Print Mark function works only in M.Player Mode. page 26  This DVD Camcorder supports the DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) print format.  You can automatically print images recorded on a Memory Card with a printer supporting DPOF.
  • Page 104 ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode (SC-DC173(U)/DC175/DC575 only) Removing the Print Mark To remove all Print Marks, select <All Off>. To remove an individual file’s Print Mark, select the file and set <This File> to <000>. Notes  You can directly access the Print Mark function by using the [Q.MENU] button.
  • Page 105: Pictbridge™ (sc-dc173(u)/dc175/dc575 Only)

     With the PictBridge Support, you can control the printer directly through your DVD Camcorder in order to print out stored pictures. For direct printing of your stored pictures using the PictBridge function, you must connect your DVD Camcorder to a PictBridge printer using a USB cable.
  • Page 106: Setting The Number Of Prints

     PictBridge supporting printers are commercially available.  Use the USB cable provided with the DVD Camcorder.  Use the AC power adapter for your DVD Camcorder during PictBridge Direct Printing. Turning your DVD Camcorder off during printing might damage data on the Memory Card.
  • Page 107: Usb Interface (sc-dc173(u)/dc175/dc575 Only)

    Using USB Interface Transferring a Digital Image through a USB Connection  The DVD Camcorder supports both USB 1.1 and 2.0 standards. (Depends on the PC specification)  You can transfer a recorded file in memory Card to a PC via a USB connection.
  • Page 108 DVD Camcorder as a removable disk.  USB Streaming requires Video Codec, DV Driver and DirectX 9.0.  If you disconnect the USB cable from the PC or the DVD Camcorder during the data transfer, the data transfer will stop and the data may be damaged.
  • Page 109: Selecting The Usb Device (usb Connect)

    Selecting the USB Device (USB Connect)  The USB Connect function works only in M.Player Mode. page 26  Using the USB cable, you can connect your DVD Camcorder to a computer to copy your moving images and photo images from the Memory Card, or to a printer to print your images.
  • Page 110: Installing Dv Media Pro Program

    Installing DV Media PRO Program  When you install the DV Media PRO software on your Windows computer, you can enjoy the following operations by connecting your DVD Camcorder to your computer via a USB cable. View Movie Recordings and Photos on PC: DV Driver - DirectX9.0 - Video Codec...
  • Page 111 (VR) scenes. Notes  Please install by using the Software CD that came with this DVD Camcorder. We do not guarantee compatibility for different CD versions.  For photo editing, use Photo Express.  For movie playback on a PC, install software in this order: DV Driver - DirectX 9.0 - Video Codec...
  • Page 112: Connecting To A Pc

    2. Select “Confirm” and disconnect the USB cable when the Windows Splash screen appears. Notes  If you disconnect the USB cable from the PC or the DVD Camcorder while transferring, the data transmission will stop and the data may be damaged.
  • Page 113: Using The Pc Camera Function

    Camera function is max 15 fps.) - 640X480(VGA) pixels for USB 2.0 connection.  If PC is connected with the USB to the DVD Camcorder, only the [Power] switch, [Mode] switch, [Zoom] lever can be operated. 1. Set the [Mode] switch to [DISC].
  • Page 114: Using The Usb Streaming Function

     To use USB streaming, the DV Driver, Video Codec and DirectX 9.0 programs must be installed in the PC.  You can view DVD Camcorder video on your PC using USB streaming.  You can also store it as a moving image in the “avi” file format on a PC.
  • Page 115: Maintenance

     Before using your DVD Camcorder abroad, check the following items. Power sources You can use your DVD Camcorder in any country or area with the  supplied AC Power adapter within 100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz. Use a commercially available AC jack adapter, if necessary, ...
  • Page 116: Troubleshooting

    ENGLISH Troubleshooting Troubleshooting  Before contacting a Samsung authorized service center, perform the following simple checks. They may save you the time and expense of an unnecessary call. Self Diagnosis Display in <Camera/Player> Modes Display Blinking Informs that... The Battery Pack is Slow almost discharged.
  • Page 117 What is Dew Condensation?  Dew condensation happens when a DVD Camcorder is moved to a place where there is a significant temperature difference from the previous place. In other words, the water vapor in the air turns into dew because of the temperature difference, and it condensates like dew on the external or internal lenses of the DVD Camcorder and on the reflection lens...
  • Page 118 DVD Camcorder  Replace it with a fully charged charged battery pack.  You have left the DVD Camcorder set to STBY for more than 5 minutes without using it. To turn The DVD on the DVD Camcorder, press the [Start/Stop] Camcorder shuts off button.
  • Page 119 Make the disc writable to record additional pictures.  DVD Camcorder is too hot. Turn off the power and cool it down a while. Disc is not  The disc is a damaged one. Replace with a new recognized and the disc.
  • Page 120  Make sure the Battery Pack is charged. Cover.  Disc fanalisation was interrupted by turning the DVD Camcorder off. Turn the DVD Camcorder on, and take out the disc after finalizing the disc.  Make sure the hand strap is not entangled.
  • Page 121: Setting Menu Items

    ENGLISH Troubleshooting Setting menu items Main Sub Menu Functions Camera Menu Mode Selecting the Program AE Program AE  Function White Balance Setting White Balance  Digital Effect Setting the Digital special  effect Shutter Setting the Shutter speed  Camera Exposure Setting the Exposure value...
  • Page 122 ENGLISH Troubleshooting Main Sub Menu Functions Camera Menu Mode Clock Set Setting the date/time  Using the remote Remote   control Setting the Beep Beep Sound  sound Setting the Shutter Shutter Sound* System sound Selecting the USB USB Connect* device Selecting the OSD Language...
  • Page 123: Miscellaneous Information

    ENGLISH Miscellaneous Information Disc Type Description DVD-R DVD+R DL Disc Type (3 1/2inch (3 1/2inch DVD-RW (3 1/2inch (8cm)) (8cm)) (8cm)) Mode – – VR (Video Recording) Video Capacity 1.4G 2.6G Formatting a new disc  Auto Auto page 42 Recording page 44 Rewrite Playback on other DVD...
  • Page 124: Specifications

    ENGLISH Specifications Model Name: SC-DC171/DC173(U)/DC175/DC575 System Video signal NTSC Picture Compression format MPEG-2 Audio Compression format D O L B Y ® D I G I TA L S T E R E O C R E ATO R Recording Quality XP (about 9Mbps), SP (about 6Mbps), LP (about 3Mbps) Image device SC-DC171/DC173(U)/DC175: CCD (Charge Coupled Device) 680K...
  • Page 125: Index

    ENGLISH Index - A - Accessories ...13 Name ...78 Add ...72 AF/MF ...53 AV In/Out ...83 Operating Modes ...26 OSD ...28,29 - B - OSD Language ...34 Beep Sound ...32 BLC ...48 Partial Delete ...68,75 - C - Photo images ...95 Clock Set ...30 Photo Quality ...91 Color Nite ...49...
  • Page 127 COLOMBIA 01-8000112112 BELGIUM 02 201 2418 844 000 844 CZECH REPUBLIC Distributor pro Českou republiku :Samsung Zrt., česka organizační složka Vyskočilova 4, 14000 Praha 4 DENMARK 38 322 887 FINLAND 09 693 79 554 FRANCE 3260 SAMSUNG or 08 25 08 65 65 (€ 0,15/Min) GERMANY 01805 - 121213 (€...
  • Page 128 ENGLISH THIS DVD CAMCORDER IS MANUFACTURED BY: 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 Biphenyls (PBBs), Poly Brominated Diphenyl Ethers(PBDEs)- in our products.

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