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Digital Video Camcorder
VP-D80/D81
VP-D80i/D81i
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.
This product meets the intent of
Directive 89/336 CEE, 73/23 CEE, 93/68 CEE.
ENGLISH
ELECTRONICS

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  • Page 1 Digital Video Camcorder VP-D80/D81 VP-D80i/D81i Auto Focus Charge Coupled Device Liquid Crystal Display Owner’s Instruction Book Before operating the unit, please read this instruction book thoroughly, and retain it for future reference. This product meets the intent of Directive 89/336 CEE, 73/23 CEE, 93/68 CEE. ENGLISH ELECTRONICS...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    ENGLISH Contents Notes and Safety Instructions ... 6 Getting to Know Your Camcorder ... 11 Features ... 11 Accessories Supplied with camcorder ... 12 Basic Accessories ... 12 Front & Left View ... 13 Left Side View ... 14 Right & Top View ... 15 Rear &...
  • Page 3 Contents Adjusting the LCD ... 31 Using the VIEWFINDER ... 32 Adjusting the Focus ... 32 Playing back a tape you have recorded on the LCD ... 33 Adjusting the LCD during PLAY ... 34 Controlling Sound from the Speaker ... 34 Advanced Recording ...
  • Page 4 ENGLISH Contents MF/AF (Manual Focus/Auto Focus) ... 60 Auto Focusing ... 60 Manual Focusing ... 60 BLC (Back Light Compensation) ... 61 Fade In and Out ... 62 To Start Recording ... 62 To Stop Recording (use FADE IN / FADE OUT) ... 62 Audio dubbing ...
  • Page 5 Contents USB interface (VP-D81/D81i only) Transferring a Digital Image through a USB Connection ... 76 System Requirements ... 76 Installing DVC Media Program... 77 Connecting to a PC ... 79 Maintenance ... 80 After finishing a recording ... 80 Cleaning and Maintaining the Camcorder ... 81 Cleaning the VIEWFINDER ...
  • Page 6: Notes And Safety Instructions

    ENGLISH Notes and Safety Instructions Notes regarding the rotation of the LCD screen Please rotate the LCD screen carefully as illustrated. Over rotation may cause damage to the inside of the hinge that connects the LCD screen to the Camcorder. 1.
  • Page 7: Notes And Safety Instructions

    Notes and Safety Instructions Notices regarding COPYRIGHT Television programs, video tapes, DVD titles, films, and other program materials may be copyrighted. Unauthorized copying of copyrighted material may be against the law. Notes regarding moisture condensation 1. A sudden rise in atmospheric temperature may cause condensation to form inside the camcorder. for example: - When you move the camcorder from a cold location to a warm location (e.g.
  • Page 8 ENGLISH Notes and Safety Instructions Notes regarding the battery pack - Make sure that the battery pack is fully charged before starting to record. - To preserve battery power, keep your camcorder turned off when you are not operating it. - If your camcorder is in CAMERA mode, and it is left in STBY mode without being operated for more than 5 minutes with a tape installed, it will automatically turn itself off to protect against unnecessary battery discharge.
  • Page 9 Notes and Safety Instructions Note regarding the LENS - Do not film with the camera lens pointing directly at the sun. Direct sunlight can damage the CCD(Charge Coupled Device). Notes regarding electronic viewfinder 1. Do not position the camcorder such that the viewfinder is pointing towards the sun. Direct sunlight can damage the inside of the viewfinder.
  • Page 10 ENGLISH Notes and Safety Instructions Precautions regarding the Lithium battery 1. The lithium battery maintains the clock function and user settings; even if the battery pack or AC adapter is removed. 2. The lithium battery for the camcorder lasts about 6 months under normal operation from time of installation. 3.
  • Page 11: Getting To Know Your Camcorder

    (VP-DXX is not able to record and receive digital data from another DV Device.) • USB interface for digital image data transfer (VP-D81/D81i only) You can transfer still images to a PC using the USB interface without an add-on card.
  • Page 12: Accessories Supplied With Camcorder

    6. Lithium batteries for Remote Control and Clock. (TYPE: CR2025, 2 EA) 7. S-VIDEO cable 8. Remote Control 9. Shoulder strap 10.USB cable (VP-D81/D81i only) 11.Software CD (VP-D81/D81i only) 12.Audio cable (VP-D81/D81i only) Optional Accessory 13.Scart adapter 1. Lithium Ion Battery pack 2.
  • Page 13: Front & Left View

    Getting to Know Your Camcorder Front & Left View 1. Accessory Shoe 2. Lens 3. Internal MIC 4. IR light 5. Remote Sensor 1. Accessory Shoe 2. Lens 3. Internal MIC 4. IR (Infra Red) light 5. Remote sensor 9. Viewfinder 8.
  • Page 14: Left Side View

    ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder Left Side View 1. Function buttons REC SEARCH FADE DISPLAY 2. Speaker 3. DV OUT:VP-DXX DV IN/OUT:VP-DXXi 1. Function buttons PLAYER CAMERA : (REW) REC SEARCH – : (FF) REC SEARCH + : (PLAY/STILL) FADE : (STOP) DISPLAY...
  • Page 15: Right & Top View

    2. PHOTO button (see page 65) 3. Power switch (CAMERA or PLAYER) (see page 21) 4. START/STOP button 5. Hook for handstrap 6. S-VIDEO jack 7. USB jack (VP-D81/D81i only) 8. Audio/Video jack 9. External MIC in 10.Night Capture ENGLISH 10.
  • Page 16: Rear & Bottom View

    ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder Rear & Bottom View 1. Charging indicator 2. Hook for shoulder strap 3. Lithium battery cover 1. Charging indicator 2. Hook for shoulder strap 3. Lithium battery cover 4. Tripod receptacle 5. TAPE EJECT 6.
  • Page 17: Remote Control

    Getting to Know Your Camcorder Remote control 1. PHOTO 2. START/STOP 3. SELF TIMER 4. ZERO MEMORY 5. PHOTO SEARCH 13. A.DUB (FF) (REW) (PLAY) 10. Direction 1. PHOTO 2. START/STOP 3. SELF TIMER (see page 20) 4. ZERO MEMORY (see page 72) 5.
  • Page 18: Osd (on Screen Display In Camera And Player Modes)

    8. Shutter speed and EXPOSURE (see page 57) 9. Zoom position (see page 44) 10. NIGHT CAPTURE (see page 66) 11. DATE/TIME (see page 53) 12. USB (VP-D81/D81i only) 13. REMOCON 14. WIND CUT (see page 52) 15. Audio recording mode (see page 51) 16.
  • Page 19: Turning The Osd On/off (on Screen Display)

    Getting to Know Your Camcorder 24. Volume control (see page 34) 25. Audio playback channel 26. DV IN (VP-DXXi only) (DV data transfer mode) (see page 75) 27. DEW (See page 7) 28. Message Line Turning the OSD on/off (On Screen Display) Turning OSD on/off Press the DISPLAY button on the left side panel.
  • Page 20: Preparation

    ENGLISH Preparation How to use the Remote Control Battery Installation for the Remote Control You need to insert or replace the lithium battery when : - You purchase the camcorder. - The remote control doesn’t work. Ensure that you insert the lithium cell correctly, following the + and - markings. Be careful not to reverse the polarity of the battery.
  • Page 21: Lithium Battery Installation

    Preparation Lithium Battery Installation The lithium battery maintains the clock function and preset contents of the memory; even if the battery pack or AC power adapter is removed. The lithium battery for the camcorder lasts about 6 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: Adjusting The Hand Strap

    ENGLISH Preparation Adjusting the Hand Strap It is very important to ensure that the Hand strap has been correctly adjusted before you begin your recording. The hand strap enables you to : - Hold the camcorder in a stable, comfortable position. - Press the Zoom and START/STOP button without having to change the position of your hand.
  • Page 23: Connecting A Power Source

    Preparation Connecting a Power Source There are two types of power source that can be connected to your camcorder. - The AC Power Adapter and AC cord : used for indoor recording. - The Battery Pack : used for outdoor recording. To use the AC Power adapter and DC Cable 1.
  • Page 24: Using The Lithium Ion Battery Pack

    ENGLISH Preparation Using the Lithium Ion Battery Pack The amount of continuous recording time available depends on : - The type and capacity of the battery pack you are using. - How often the Zoom function is used. It is recommended that you have several batteries available. Charging the Lithium Ion Battery Pack 1.
  • Page 25: Table Of Continuous Recording Time Based On Model And Battery Type

    Preparation Using the Lithium Ion Battery Pack Table of continuous recording time based on model and battery type. If you close the LCD screen, it switches off and the EVF switches on automatically. The continuous recording times given in the table above are approximations. Actual recording time depends on usage.
  • Page 26: Battery Level Display

    ENGLISH Preparation Battery level display • The battery level display indicates the amount of power remaining in the battery pack. a. Fully charged b. 20~40% used c. 40~80% used d. 80~95% used e. Completely used (flickers) (The camcorder will turn off soon, change the battery as soon as possible) Please refer to the table on page 25 for approximate continuous recording times.
  • Page 27: Inserting And Ejecting A Cassette

    Preparation Inserting and Ejecting a Cassette When inserting a tape or closing a cassette holder, do not apply excessive force. This may cause a malfunction. Do not use any tapes other than Mini DV CASSETTES. 1. Connect a power source and slide the TAPE EJECT switch and open the cassette door.
  • Page 28: Basic Recording

    ENGLISH Basic Recording Making your First Recording 1. Connect a Power source to the camcorder. (see page 23) (A battery pack or a AC power adapter) Insert a cassette. (see page 27) 2. Remove the LENS CAP and hook it onto the hand strap. 3.
  • Page 29: Record Search

    Basic Recording When a cassette is loaded and the camcorder is left in the STBY mode for more than 5 minutes without being used, it will switch off automatically. To use it again, push the START/STOP button or set the Power switch to OFF and then back to CAMERA. This Auto Power off feature is designed to save battery power.
  • Page 30: Hints For Stable Image Recording

    ENGLISH Basic Recording Hints for Stable Image Recording While recording, it is very important to hold the camcorder correctly. Fix the LENS cap firmly by clipping it to the hand strap. (refer to the figure) Recording with the LCD monitor 1.
  • Page 31: Adjusting The Lcd

    Basic Recording Adjusting the LCD Your camcorder is equipped with a 2.5 inch colour Liquid Crystal Display(LCD) screen, which enables you to view what you are recording or playing back directly. Depending on the conditions under which you are using the camcorder (indoors or outdoors for example), you can adjust ;...
  • Page 32: Using The Viewfinder

    ENGLISH Basic Recording 8. Press the ENTER button again. You may select NORMAL or SUPER in the BRIGHT SELECT feature and press the ENTER button to save the setting. Use the MENU DIAL to adjust the value of BRIGHT ADJUST and COLOUR ADJUST. You can set values for BRIGHT ADJUST between 00 ~ 35 and COLOUR ADJUST between 00 ~ 35.
  • Page 33: Playing Back A Tape You Have Recorded On The Lcd

    Basic Recording Playing back a tape you have recorded on the LCD You can monitor the playback picture on the LCD monitor. Make sure that the battery pack is in place. 1. Hold down the power switch tab and turn it to the PLAYER position. 2.
  • Page 34: Adjusting The Lcd During Play

    ENGLISH Basic Recording Adjusting the LCD during PLAY You can adjust the LCD during playback. The adjustment method is the same procedure as used in CAMERA mode. (see page 31) Controlling Sound from the Speaker The Speaker works in PLAYER mode only. When you use the LCD screen for playback, you can hear the recorded sound from the built-in Speaker.
  • Page 35: Advanced Recording

    Advanced Recording Use of various Functions Setting menu items Available mode MENU SUB MENU CAMERA INITIAL CLOCK SET REMOCON BEEP SOUND DEMONSTRATION CAMERA PROGRAM AE WHT. BALANCE D. ZOOM DSE SELECT CUSTOM. Q REC MODE PHOTO SEARCH AUDIO MODE AUDIO SELECT WIND CUT LCD ADJUST VIEWER...
  • Page 36: Availability Of Functions In Each Mode

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording Availability of functions in each mode Requested Digital functions Mode Operating D.ZOOM Mode D.ZOOM PHOTO Digital Special Effects NIGHT CAPTURE O : The requested mode will work in this operating mode. : You can not change the requested mode. : The operating mode will be released and the requested mode will work.
  • Page 37: Clock Set

    Advanced Recording CLOCK SET CLOCK setup works in CAMERA and PLAYER modes. The DATE/TIME is automatically recorded onto a tape. Before recording, please set the DATE/TIME. 1. Press the MENU button. The menu list will appear. 2. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight INITIAL and press the ENTER button. 3.
  • Page 38: Remocon

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording REMOCON THE REMOCON function works in CAMERA and PLAYER modes. The REMOCON option allows you to enable or disable the remote control for use with the camcorder. 1. Press the MENU button. The menu list will appear. 2.
  • Page 39: Beep Sound

    Advanced Recording BEEP SOUND THE BEEP SOUND function works in CAMERA and PLAYER modes. Use the MENU to setup the BEEP SOUND function. Select whether or not you want to hear a beep sound whenever you change a setup value. 1.
  • Page 40: Demonstration

    ENGLISH 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 DEMONSTRATION function may only be used in the CAMERA mode without a tape inserted in the camcorder. The demonstration operates repeatedly until the DEMONSTRATION mode switched OFF.
  • Page 41: Program Ae

    Advanced Recording PROGRAM AE The PROGRAM AE function works in CAMERA mode only. The PROGRAM AE mode allows you to adjust shutter speeds and apertures to suit different recording conditions. They give you creative control over the depth of field. AUTO mode - Auto balance between the subject and the background.
  • Page 42: Setting The Program Ae

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording Setting the PROGRAM AE 1. Press the MENU button. The menu list will appear. 2. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight CAMERA and press the ENTER button. 3. Select PROGRAM AE from the submenu. 4. Press the ENTER button to enter the sub-menu. 5.
  • Page 43: Wht. Balance (white Balance)

    Advanced Recording WHT. BALANCE (WHITE BALANCE) The WHITE BALANCE function works in CAMERA mode only. The 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 quality color of the image. AUTO ( ) : This mode is generally used to control the WHITE BALANCE automatically.
  • Page 44: Zooming In And Out With Digital Zoom

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording Zooming In and Out with DIGITAL ZOOM Zoom works in CAMERA mode only. Zooming In and Out Zooming is a recording technique that lets you change the size of the subject in a scene. For more professional looking recordings, do not use the zoom function too often. You can zoom using variable zoom speeds.
  • Page 45: Digital Zoom

    Advanced Recording Digital Zoom More than 10x zoom is achieved digitally. The picture quality may deteriorate depending on how much you zoom in on the subject. We recommend that you use the EIS feature with DIGITAL ZOOM for picture stability. (see page 46) 1.
  • Page 46: Eis (electronic Image Stabilizer)

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording EIS (Electronic Image Stabilizer) The EIS function works in CAMERA mode only. EIS(Electronic Image Stabilizer) is a function that compensates for any shaking or hand movement while holding the camcorder (within reasonable limits). It provides more stable pictures when: Recording a small object close-up Recording and walking at the same time Recording through the window of a vehicle...
  • Page 47: Dse(digital Special Effects) Select

    Advanced Recording DSE(Digital Special Effects) SELECT The DSE function works in CAMERA mode only. The digital effects enable you to give a creative look to your recording by adding various special effects. Select the appropriate digital effect for the type of picture that you wish to record and the effect you wish to create. There are 9 DSE modes.
  • Page 48: Selecting An Effect

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording Selecting an effect 1. Set the camcorder to CAMERA mode. 2. Press the MENU button. The menu list will appear. 3. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight CAMERA and press the ENTER button. 4. Select DSE SELECT from the submenu. 5.
  • Page 49: Custom.q

    Advanced Recording CUSTOM.Q You can customize settings and save them for future use. The CUSTOM.Q function operates in the CAMERA mode. If you want to use the CUSTOM.Q function (see page 59) correctly, set the status of each item as desired before using the CUSTOM.Q function.
  • Page 50: Rec Mode

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording REC MODE The REC MODE function works in both CAMERA and PLAYER modes. This camcorder records and plays back in SP (standard play) mode and in LP (long play) mode. SP (standard play): This mode permits 60 minutes of recording time with a DVM60 tape. LP (long play): This mode permits 90 minutes of recording time with a DVM60 tape.
  • Page 51: Audio Mode

    Advanced Recording AUDIO MODE The AUDIO MODE function works in CAMERA and PLAYER modes. This camcorder records sound in two ways. (12bit, 16bit) 12bit : You can record two 12bit stereo sound tracks. The original stereo sound can be recorded onto the MAIN (SOUND1) track. Additional stereo sound can be dubbed onto the SUB (SOUND2) track.
  • Page 52: Wind Cut

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording WIND CUT The WIND CUT function works in CAMERA and PLAYER modes. The WIND CUT function minimizes wind noise or other noise while recording. - When the wind cut is on, some low sounds are eliminated along with the sound of the wind. 1.
  • Page 53: Date/time

    Advanced Recording DATE/TIME The DATE/TIME function works in CAMERA and PLAYER modes. The date and time are automatically recorded on a special data area of the tape. 1. Press the MENU button. The menu list will appear. 2. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight VIEWER and press the ENTER button. 3.
  • Page 54: Tv Display

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording TV DISPLAY The TV DISPLAY function works in CAMERA and PLAYER modes. You can select the output path of the OSD (On Screen Display). OFF: The OSD appears in the LCD screen only. ON: The OSD appears in the LCD screen, EVF and TV. Use the DISPLAY button located at the left side of the camcorder to turn ON/OFF all of the OSD displayed on the LCD/EVF/TV.
  • Page 55: Using Quick Menu

    Advanced Recording Using Quick Menu Quick menu is available only in CAMERA mode. Quick menu is used to adjust camera functions by simply using the MENU SELECTOR button. This feature is useful for when you want to make simple adjustments without having to access the menus and submenus. DATE/TIME - Each time you select DATE/TIME and press the ENTER button, it will be displayed in the order of DATE - TIME - DATE/TIME - OFF(See page 53).
  • Page 56: Setting The Quick Menu

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording WHT. BALANCE (see page 43) - Each time you select WHT. BALANCE and press the ENTER button, you can choose between preset WHT.BALANCE values and AUTO. As in PROGRAM AE, you can't choose between Auto and WHT.BALANCE values it they have not been preset. FOCUS (Manual Focus/Auto Focus) (see page 60) - Each time you select FOCUS and press the ENTER button, the FOCUS is switched to either Manual Focus ( Auto Focus (...
  • Page 57: Shutter Speed & Exposure

    Advanced Recording SHUTTER SPEED & EXPOSURE You can set SHUTTER SPEED and EXPOSURE only in CAMERA mode. SHUTTER SPEED and EXPOSURE values can only be set in the Quick Menu. SHUTTER SPEED and EXPOSURE are automatically switched and/or deactivated. 1. Set the power switch to CAMERA mode. 2.
  • Page 58: Easy Mode (for Beginners)

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording EASY Mode (for Beginners) The EASY mode allows a beginner to make good recordings easily. The EASY mode only operates in CAMERA mode. 1. Set the power switch to CAMERA mode. 2. By pressing the EASY button, all functions on the camera will be set to off and the recording settings will be set to the following basic modes: Battery level, recording mode, counter, DATE/TIME, and EIS ( The word “EASY.Q”...
  • Page 59: Custom Mode

    Advanced Recording CUSTOM Mode You can customize settings and save them for future use. The CUSTOM SET function operates in CAMERA mode only. Please set the custom settings before using this function. (see page 49) 1. Set the power switch to CAMERA mode. 2.
  • Page 60: Mf/af (manual Focus/auto Focus)

    Manual focusing may be necessary under certain conditions that make automatic focusing difficult and/or unreliable. Auto Focusing If you are inexperienced in the use of camcorders, we recommend that you make use of Auto Focus. Manual Focusing In the following cases you may obtain better results by adjusting the focus manually.
  • Page 61: Blc (back Light Compensation)

    Advanced Recording BLC (Back Light Compensation) BLC works in CAMERA mode. Back lighting exists when the subject is darker than the background: The subject is in front of a window. The person to be recorded is wearing white or shiny clothes and is placed against a bright background;...
  • Page 62: Fade In And Out

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording Fade In and Out The FADE function works in CAMERA mode only. You can give your recordings a professional look by using special effects such as fading in at the beginning of a sequence or fading out at the end of a sequence. To Start Recording 1.
  • Page 63: Audio Dubbing

    Advanced Recording Audio dubbing The AUDIO DUBBING function only works in PLAYER Mode. You can add sound to the original sound on a pre-recorded tape, recorded in SP mode with 12bit sound. Use the internal and external microphones or other audio equipment. The original sound will not be erased.
  • Page 64: Dubbed Audio Playback

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording Dubbed audio Playback 1. Insert the dubbed tape and press MENU button. 2. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight A/V. 3. Press the ENTER button to enter the sub-menu. 4. Use the MENU DIAL to select AUDIO SELECT from the submenu. 5.
  • Page 65: Photo Image Recording

    Advanced Recording PHOTO Image Recording 1. Press the PHOTO button and hold it. The still picture appears on the LCD monitor. If you do not wish to record, release the button. 2. Release the PHOTO button and press the PHOTO button again in 2 seconds. The still picture is recorded for about 6~7 seconds.
  • Page 66: Night Capture (0 Lux Recording)

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording NIGHT CAPTURE (0 lux recording) The NIGHT CAPTURE function works in CAMERA mode. The NIGHT CAPTURE function enables you to record a subject in darkness. 1. Set the camcorder to CAMERA mode. 2. Slide the NIGHT CAPTURE switch to ON. (Night Capture indicator) appears on the LCD monitor.
  • Page 67: Various Recording Techniques

    Advanced Recording Various Recording Techniques In some situations different recording techniques may be required for more dramatic results. Reference Please rotate the LCD screen carefully as excessive rotation may cause damage to the inside of the hinge that connects the LCD screen to the Camcorder.
  • Page 68: Playback

    ENGLISH Playback Tape Playback The playback function works in PLAYER mode only. Playback on the LCD It is practical to view a tape using the LCD in a car or outdoors. Playback on a TV monitor To play back a tape, the television must have a compatible colour system. We recommend that you use the AC Power Adapter as the power source for the camcorder.
  • Page 69: Connecting To A Tv Which Has No Audio And Video Input Jacks

    Playback Connecting to a TV which has no Audio and Video input jacks You can connect your camcorder to a TV through a VCR. 1. Connect the camcorder and VCR with the Audio/Video cable. The yellow plug : Video The white plug : Audio(L) The red plug : Audio(R) - STEREO only 2.
  • Page 70: Various Functions While In Player Mode

    ENGLISH Playback Various Functions while in PLAYER mode The PLAY/STILL, STOP, FWD, REW buttons are located on the camcorder and the Remote Control. The F.ADV(Frame advance), X2, SLOW buttons are located on the Remote Control only. To prevent tape and head-drum wear, your camcorder will automatically stop if it is left in STILL or SLOW modes for more than 5 minutes.
  • Page 71: Frame Advance (to Play Back Frame By Frame)

    Playback Frame advance (To play back frame by frame) Press the F.ADV button on the Remote Control while in Still mode. The F.ADV function works in still mode only. To resume normal playback, press the Forward frame advance Press the F.ADV button on the remote control in Still mode. Reverse frame advance ( _ ) the button on the remote control to change the direction in Press...
  • Page 72: Zero Memory

    ENGLISH Playback ZERO MEMORY The MEMORY function works in both CAMERA and PLAYER modes. You can mark a point on a tape that you want to return to following playback. 1. Press the ZERO MEMORY button on the remote control during playback or recording at the point you wish to return to. The time code is changed to a tape counter that is set to zero memory with the M 0:00:00(Zero memory indicator) If you want to cancel the zero memory function, press the ZERO MEMORY button again.
  • Page 73: Recording In Player Mode (vp-d80i/d81i Only)

    Recording in PLAYER mode Recording in PLAYER mode You can use this camcorder as a recorder. You can record a tape from VCR or TV. 1. Connect the camcorder and VCR or TV with the Audio/Video cable. 2. Set the power switch of the camcorder to PLAYER mode. 3.
  • Page 74: Ieee 1394 Data Transfer

    ENGLISH IEEE 1394 Data Transfer Transferring IEEE1394 (i.LINK)-DV standard data connections Connecting to a DV device Connecting with other DV standard products. A standard DV connection is quite simple. If a product has a DV port, you can transfer data by connecting to the DV port using the correct cable. !!! Please be careful since there are two types of DV ports, (4pin, 6pin).
  • Page 75: System Requirements

    IEEE 1394 Data Transfer System requirements ® CPU : faster Intel Pentium III™ 450Mhz compatible. ® Operating system : Windows 98SE, ME, XP, Mac OS Main memory : more than 64 MB RAM IEEE1394 add-on card or built in IEEE1394 card Recording with a DV connection cable (VP-DXXi only) 1.
  • Page 76: Usb Interface (vp-d81/d81i Only)

    ENGLISH USB interface (VP-D81/D81i only) Transferring a Digital Image through a USB Connection You can easily transfer a still image from a camera, tape, memory to a PC without additional add-on cards via a USB connection. You can transfer an image to a PC via a USB connection.
  • Page 77: Installing Dvc Media Program

    USB interface (VP-D81/D81i only) Installing DVC Media Program Do not connect the camcorder to PC before installing the program. If another camera or scanner is connected, please disconnect it in advance. This explanation is based on Windows How to install the program 1.
  • Page 78 ENGLISH USB interface (VP-D81/D81i only) 4. The window below displays the folder to install the program. The program is installed in the following folder. C:\Programfiles\Samsung\DVC Media 3.0 Click to change the folder. 5. Connect the camcorder to PC. 6. PC finds new hardware and installs a driver automatically.
  • Page 79: Connecting To A Pc

    USB interface (VP-D81/D81i only) Connecting to a PC 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 80: Maintenance

    ENGLISH Maintenance After finishing a recording At the end of a recording you must remove the power source. When recording with a Lithium Ion Battery Pack, leaving the pack on the camcorder can reduce the life span of the battery. Hence, it should be removed from the camcorder.
  • Page 81: Cleaning And Maintaining The Camcorder

    Maintenance Cleaning and Maintaining the Camcorder Cleaning the VIEWFINDER Releasing the eyecup 1. Pull the VIEWFINDER out and lift it up. 2. Turn the two screws counter-clockwise and pull the EYECUP out. 3. Clean the EYECUP and the VIEWFINDER screen with a soft cloth and cotton swab or a blower.
  • Page 82: Using Your Camcorder Abroad

    ENGLISH Maintenance Using Your Camcorder Abroad Each country or region has its own electric and colour systems. Before using your camcorder abroad, check the following items. Power sources You can use your camcorder in any country or area with the supplied AC Power Adapter within 100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz. Use a commercially available AC plug Adapter, if necessary, depending on the design of the local wall outlet.
  • Page 83: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Before contacting a Samsung authorized service centre, perform the following simple checks. They may save you the time and expense of an unnecessary call. Self Diagnosis Display Display Informs that... Blinking slow the battery pack is almost discharged. Change to a charged one.
  • Page 84 ENGLISH Troubleshooting If these instructions do not solve your problem, contact your nearest Samsung authorized service centre. Symptom Explanation/Solution You cannot switch the Check the battery pack or the AC Power Adapter. camcorder on. START/STOP button Check the POWER switch is set to CAM.
  • Page 85: Specifications

    Specifications Model name: VP-D80/D80i/D81/D81i System Video signal PAL, CCIR standards Video recording system 2 rotary heads, Helical scanning system Audio recording system Rotary heads, PCM system Usable cassette Digital video tape (6.35mm width): Mini DV cassette Tape speed SP: approx. 18.83mm/s Tape recording time SP: 60 minutes (when using DVM 60), LP: 90 minutes (when using DVM 60) FF/REW time...
  • Page 86: Index

    ENGLISH INDEX - A - Accessories ... 12 Audio dubbing ... 63 AUDIO MODE ... 51 - B - Battery Pack ... 24 BEEP ... 39 BLC ... 61 - C - Cassette ... 27 Cleaning ... 81 CLOCK SET ... 37 Connecting ...
  • Page 87: Power Sources (united Kingdom Only)

    Power Sources (United Kingdom Only) The mains lead on the power adapter is supplied with a moulded plug incorporating a fuse. The value of the fuse is indicated on the pin face of the plug and, if it requires replacing, a fuse approved to BS1362 of the same rating must be used.
  • Page 88 ENGLISH THIS CAMCORDER IS MANUFACTURED BY: ELECTRONICS *Samsung Electronics’ Internet Home Page AD68-00511E http://www.samsungelectronics.co.uk...

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