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ENGLISH
Digital Video Camcorder
SC-D453/D455/D457
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.
SC-D453/D455/D457
AF
CCD
LCD
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,
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AD68-00840F

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  • Page 1 ENGLISH Digital Video Camcorder SC-D453/D455/D457 SC-D453/D455/D457 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. AD68-00840F...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    ENGLISH Contents Notes and Safety Instructions ..........6 ..............6 Getting to Know Your Camcorder ........11 ............11 Features ......................11 ........................11 Accessories Supplied with Camcorder..............12 ..................12 Front & Left View ....................13 .....................13 Left Side View......................14 ........................14 Right & Top View ....................15 .....................15 Rear &...
  • Page 3 ENGLISH Contents Basic Recording ..............35 ................35 Using the Viewfinder .....................35 Viewfinder ( )..................35 Adjusting the Focus ..................35 ......................35 Inserting and Ejecting a Cassette.................36 ....................36 Hints for Stable Image Recording.................37 ......................37 Recording with the LCD Screen..............37 ....................37 Recording with the Viewfinder ................37 ....................37 Various Recording Techniques................38 ......................38...
  • Page 4 ENGLISH Contents Applying Digital Effects..................64 ................64 Digital Effects Selecting the Digital Effects................65 ....................65 Zooming In and Out with Digital Zoom..............66 Digital Zoom ( ...............66 Setting the Digital Zoom .................66 ....................66 Photo Image Recording ..................67 ........................67 Searching for a Photo Image................67 ......................67 Playback..................
  • Page 5 ENGLISH Contents Selecting the Image Quality..................90 ......................90 Select the Image Quality ................90 ....................90 Number of Images on the Memory Card ............90 ....................90 Using Quick Menu: Photo Quality..............91 ................91 Memory File Number ....................92 .....................92 Taking Photos......................93 ........................93 Viewing Still Images ....................94 ........................94 To view a Single Image...................94 ....................94...
  • 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 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. Notes regarding Moisture Condensation 1.
  • Page 8 Notes and Safety Instructions Notes regarding the Battery Pack Be sure to use a recommended battery pack as described on page 22. The batteries are available at a SAMSUNG retailer. Make sure that the Battery pack is fully charged before starting to record.
  • Page 9 ENGLISH 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). CCD ( Notes regarding electronic Viewfinder 1. Do not position the Camcorder such that the Viewfinder is pointing towards the sun.
  • Page 10 When this occurs, connect the camcorder to power to fully recharge the built-in lithium battery. If the same problem occurs with a fully recharged battery, contact a Samsung authorized Service Center to replace the battery. Precautions regarding the external lithium battery for the remote control...
  • Page 11: Getting To Know Your Camcorder

    ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder Features Multi OSD Language You can select the desired OSD language from OSD List. Digital Data Transfer Function with IEEE1394 IEEE1394 By incorporating the IEEE1394 (i.LINK™: i.LINK is a serial data transfer IEEE1394 (i.LINK :Ilink protocol and interconnectivity system, used to transmit DV data) high speed data transport port, both moving and still images can be transferred to a PC,...
  • Page 12: Accessories Supplied With Camcorder

    ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder Accessories Supplied with Camcorder Make sure that the following basic accessories are supplied with your digital video camera. Basic Accessories 1. Lithium Ion Battery Pack 2. AC Power Adapter 3. AC Cord (AA-E8 TYPE) 1.
  • Page 13: Front & Left View

    ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder Front & Left View 6. EASY.Q button 1. Lens 2. LED Light 7. TFT LCD Screen (SC-D455/D457 only) 3. Remote Sensor 8. IEEE1394 jack (SC-D457 only) 4. Hand Strap Hook 9. USB Jack 10. AV/S-Video Jack 5.
  • Page 14: Left Side View

    ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder Left Side View 4. Focus Adjustment Knob 5. Viewfinder 6. Function buttons 1. Speaker FADE 2. Mode Switch S.SHOW MULTI REC SEARCH 7. COLOR NITE/PB ZOOM 3. DISPLAY 1. Speaker 2. Mode Switch (MEMORY/TAPE) ( MEMORY ( ) / TAPE ( 3.
  • Page 15: Right & Top View

    ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder Right & Top View 6. TAPE EJECT 1. Menu Selector (VOL/MF) 7. Zoom Lever 2. MENU button 8. PHOTO button 9. External MIC 10. Cassette Door 3. Start/Stop button 4. Power Switch 5. DC Jack 1.
  • Page 16: Rear & Bottom View

    ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder Rear & Bottom View 5. Battery Release 1. Memory Card Slot 2. Charging indicator 3. RESET button 4. Tripod Receptacle 1. Memory Card Slot 2. Charging indicator 3. RESET button (see page 52) ( 52 ) 4.
  • Page 17: Remote Control (sc-d457only)

    ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder Remote Control (SC-D457only) SC-D457 18. DISPLAY 1. PHOTO 2. START/STOP 3. SELF TIMER 17. Zoom 4. ZERO MEMORY 5. PHOTO SEARCH 16. X2 6. A.DUB 15. DATE/TIME (FF) (SLOW) (REW) (PLAY) (STILL) (STOP) 11. F. ADV (Direction) 1.
  • Page 18: Preparation

    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. ZOOM ,START/STOP( Press the ZOOM and Start/Stop button without having to change the position of your hand.
  • Page 19: Lithium Battery Installation (sc-d457 Only)

    ENGLISH Preparation Lithium Battery Installation (SC-D457 only) SC-D457 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. ✤ Position the Lithium battery in the Lithium battery ✤...
  • Page 20: Connecting A Power Source

    ENGLISH 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 21: 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. ZOOM( It is recommended that you have several batteries available. Charging the Lithium Ion Battery Pack 1.
  • Page 22: Table Of Continuous Recording Time Based On Model And Battery Type

    Do not allow the + and – terminals of the Battery pack to be short- circuited. Doing so may cause leakage, overheating, or fire. Use SB-LSM80 or SB-LSM160 Battery pack only. Be sure to use a recommended battery pack as described above. The batteries are available at a SAMSUNG retailer.
  • Page 23: 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 20~40% b. 20~40% used 40~80% c. 40~80% used 80~95% d. 80~95% used e. Completely used (Blinking) (The Camcorder will turn off soon. Change the battery as soon as possible) (Blinking) [ Notes ]...
  • Page 24: Osd (on Screen Display In Camera/player Modes)

    ENGLISH Preparation OSD (On Screen Display in Camera/Player Modes) OSD( ( 23 ) 1. Battery Level (see page 23) OSD in Camera Mode ( 64 ) 2. Digital Effects mode (see page 64) 3. EASY.Q ( ( 40 ) 25 24 22 21 3.
  • Page 25: Osd (on Screen Display In M.cam/m.player Modes)

    ENGLISH Preparation OSD (On Screen Display in M.Cam/M.Player Modes) OSD ( M.Cam/M.Player 1. Photo Quality OSD in M.Cam Mode 2. CARD (Memory Card) indicator 3. Image Counter Total number of recordable still images. 2 min 4. Image Recording and Loading indicator No Memory Card ! 5.
  • Page 26: System Menu Setting

    ENGLISH System Menu Setting Selecting the OSD Language ✤ The Language function works in Camera/Player/M.Cam/M.Player ✤ Camera,Player,M.Cam,M.Player ✤ modes. ✤ Select the appropriate OSD language from OSD List. 1. Set the Power switch to CAMERA or PLAYER. CAMERA PLAYER 2. Set the Mode switch to TAPE or MEMORY. Mode TAPE( ) MEMORY...
  • Page 27: Setting The Clock

    ENGLISH System Menu Setting Setting the Clock ✤ Clock setup works in Camera/Player/M.Cam/M.Player modes. ✤ Camera Player ,M.Cam,M.Player ✤ The Date/Time is automatically recorded onto a tape. ✤ Date/Time( Before recording, please set the Date/Time. 1. Set the Power switch to CAMERA or PLAYER. 2.
  • Page 28: Setting The Wireless Remote Control Acceptance (remote) (sc-d457 Only)

    ENGLISH System Menu Setting Setting the Wireless Remote Control Acceptance Remote ( SC-D457 ) (Remote) (SC-D457 only) ✤ ,M.Cam,M.Player Camera Player ✤ The Remote function works in Camera/Player/M.Cam/M.Player ✤ modes. ✤ The Remote option allows you to enable or disable the remote control for use with the Camcorder.
  • Page 29: Setting The Beep Sound

    ENGLISH System Menu Setting Setting the Beep Sound Beep Sound ( ✤ The Beep Sound function works in ✤ Camera Player ,M.Cam,M.Player Camera/Player/M.Cam/M.Player modes. Beep Sound( ✤ You can turn the Beep Sound on or off. When on, each press of a ✤...
  • Page 30: Setting The Shutter Sound

    ENGLISH System Menu Setting Setting the Shutter Sound Shutter Sound ( ✤ The Shutter Sound function works in both Player and M.Cam ✤ Player ,M.Cam ✤ modes. PHOTO ✤ You can turn the Shutter Sound on or off. When on, a simulated shutter click of a camera will sound while taking pictures.
  • Page 31: Viewing The Demonstration

    Select MENU Exit minutes after switching to the Camera mode (no , Demonstration( tape is inserted in the Camcorder). Samsung Camcorder is... If you press other buttons (FADE, BLC, PHOTO, FADE( EASY.Q, COLOR NITE/PB ZOOM) during the ),BLC( ),PHOTO( ),EASY.Q(...
  • Page 32: Display Menu Setting

    ENGLISH Display Menu Setting Adjusting the LCD Screen ✤ This function works in Camera/Player/M.Cam/M.Player modes. ✤ Camera Player ,M.Cam,M.Player ✤ Your Camcorder is equipped with a 2.5 inch color Liquid Crystal ✤ Display(LCD) screen, which enables you to view what you are ✤...
  • Page 33: Displaying The Date/time

    ENGLISH Display Menu Setting Displaying the Date/Time Date/Time ( ✤ The Date/Time function works in Camera/Player/M.Cam/M.Player ✤ Camera Player ,M.Cam,M.Player ✤ Date/Time( modes. ✤ The Date and Time are automatically recorded on a special data area of the tape. POWER( CAMERA( PLAYER( 1.
  • Page 34: Setting The Tv Display

    ENGLISH Display Menu Setting Setting the TV Display TV Display ( ✤ The TV Display function works in Camera/Player/M.Cam/M.Player ✤ Camera Player ,M.Cam,M.Player ✤ modes. OSD( ✤ You can select the output path of the OSD (On Screen Display). OFF( ): Off: The OSD appears in the LCD screen and Viewfinder only.
  • Page 35: Basic Recording

    ENGLISH Basic Recording Using the Viewfinder Viewfinder ( ✤ The Viewfinder will work when the LCD screen is closed. ✤ Adjusting the Focus The focus adjustment knob of the Viewfinder enables individuals with vision problems to see clearer images. 1. Close the LCD screen and pull out the Viewfinder. 2.
  • Page 36: Inserting And Ejecting A Cassette

    ENGLISH Basic Recording Inserting and Ejecting a Cassette ✤ When inserting a tape or closing the cassette compartment, do not ✤ apply excessive force, as it may cause a malfunction. ✤ MiniDV ✤ Do not use any tape other than Mini DV cassettes. 1.
  • Page 37: Hints For Stable Image Recording

    ENGLISH Basic Recording Hints for Stable Image Recording ✤ While recording, it is very important to hold the Camcorder ✤ correctly. ✤ ( 18 ) ✤ Fix the lens cover firmly by clipping it to the hand strap. (see page 18) Recording with the LCD Screen 1.
  • Page 38: Various Recording Techniques

    ENGLISH Basic 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. Making a recording viewing the LCD screen from below.
  • Page 39: Making Your First Recording

    ENGLISH Basic Recording Making your First Recording 1. Connect a power source to the ( 20 ) Camcorder. (see page 20) (A Battery pack or a AC Power ( 36 ) adapter) Insert a cassette. (see page 36) 2. Remove the Lens cover. CAMERA 3.
  • Page 40: Using Easy.q Mode (for Beginners)

    ENGLISH Basic Recording Using EASY.Q Mode (for Beginners) EASY.Q ( ✤ The EASY.Q mode works only in Camera mode. ✤ Camera EASY. Q( ✤ The EASY.Q mode allows a beginner to easily make good ✤ EASY.Q( recordings. CAMERA ( 1. Set the Power switch to CAMERA. Mode TAPE( 2.
  • Page 41: Record Search (rec Search)

    ENGLISH Basic Recording When a cassette is loaded and the Camcorder is left in STBY mode STBY for more than 5 minutes without being used, it will switch off automatically. Start/Stop To use it again, press the Start/Stop button or set the Power switch CAMERA to OFF and then back to CAMERA.
  • Page 42: Setting The Zero Memory (sc-d457 Only)

    ENGLISH Basic Recording Setting the Zero Memory (SC-D457 only) Zero Memory ( SC-D457 ) ✤ The Zero Memory function works in both Camera and Player ✤ Camera( ) Player( modes. Zero Memory( ✤ You can mark a point on a tape that you want to return to following ✤...
  • Page 43: Self Record Using The Remote Control (sc-d457 Only)

    ENGLISH Basic Recording Self Record using the Remote Control (SC-D457 only) SC-D457 ) ✤ The Self Timer function works only in Camera mode. ✤ Camera ( Self Timer( ✤ When you use the Self Timer function on the remote control, the ✤...
  • Page 44: Zooming In And Out

    ENGLISH Basic Recording Zooming In and Out Zooming In and Out ( ✤ The Zoom function works in both Camera and M.Cam modes. ✤ Camera( ) M.Cam ✤ Zooming is a recording technique that lets you change the size of ✤...
  • Page 45: Using The Tele Macro

    ENGLISH Basic Recording Using the Tele Macro ✤ The Tele Macro function works in both Camera and M.Cam mode. ✤ Camera M.Cam ✤ Effective focal distance in Tele Macro mode is 50 Cm (19.7 inches) ✤ ~100 ~ 100 Cm (39.4 inches). 1.
  • Page 46: Using Quick Menu: Tele Macro

    ENGLISH Basic Recording Using Quick Menu: Tele Macro ✤ Quick menu is used to access Camcorder functions by simply ✤ using the Menu selector. ✤ Quick menu provides easier access to the frequently used menus ✤ without using the MENU button. Menu selector 1.
  • Page 47: Using The Fade In And Out

    ENGLISH Basic Recording Using the Fade In and Out Fade In and Out( ✤ The Fade function works only in Camera mode. ✤ Camera Fade In and Out( ✤ You can give your recording a professional look by using special ✤...
  • Page 48: Using Back Light Compensation Mode (blc)

    ENGLISH Basic Recording Using Back Light Compensation Mode (BLC) BLC ( ✤ BLC works in both Camera and M.Cam ✤ Camera( ) M.Cam modes. BLC( ✤ 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 49: Using The Color Nite/led Light (sc-d455/d457 Only)

    ENGLISH Basic Recording Using the Color Nite/LED Light (SC-D455/D457 only) ✤ The Color Nite function works only in Camera mode. ✤ ✤ The Shutter speed can be controlled, allowing you to record slow ✤ moving objects. ✤ ✤ Color Nite function may produce a brighter image. ✤...
  • Page 50: Advanced Recording

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording Use of various Functions Setting menu Items Main Available mode Sub Menu Functions Page M . Cam Menu M . Player Camera Player ✔ Camera Program AE Selecting the Program AE Function 62, 63 M.Cam M.Player ✔ ✔...
  • Page 51 ENGLISH Advanced Recording Available mode Main Sub Menu Functions Page Menu M . Cam M . Player Camera Player ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ Display LCD Bright Setting the Brightness tone of the LCD screen M.Cam M.Player ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ LCD Color Setting the Color tones of the LCD screen ✔...
  • Page 52: Function Availability In Each Mode

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording Function availability in each Mode Requested Digital functions Digital Effects Mode Operating PHOTO 16:9 Emboss2, Pastel2 the other PHOTO (TAPE) Color Nite 16:9 Wide Emboss2 ( 2 ), Pastel2 ( 2 ), Digital Zoom Color Nite Mode (TAPE) Wide Mirror, Mosaic...
  • Page 53: Selecting The Record Mode

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording Selecting the Record Mode Record Mode ( ✤ The Record Mode function works in both Camera and Player ✤ Camera Player (DV IN) ( Record (DV IN) modes. Mode( ✤ This Camcorder records and plays back in SP (standard play) ✤...
  • Page 54: Selecting Audio Mode

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording Selecting the Audio Mode Audio Mode ( ✤ The Audio Mode function works in both Camera and Player modes. ✤ Camera Player( Audio Mode ✤ This Camcorder records sound in two ways. (12Bit, 16Bit) ✤ 12Bit: You can record two 12Bit stereo sound tracks. .
  • Page 55: Cutting Off Wind Noise (wind Cut)

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording Cutting Off Wind Noise (Wind Cut) Wind Cut ( ✤ The Wind Cut function works in both Camera and Player (Audio ✤ Camera Player( Wind Cut( dubbing) modes. Use the Wind Cut when recording in windy places such as the Wind Cut beach or near buildings.
  • Page 56: Setting The Shutter Speed & Exposure

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording Setting the Shutter Speed & Exposure Shutter Speed&Exposure ( ✤ The Shutter Speed function works only in Camera mode. ✤ Camera ✤ The Exposure function works in both Camera and M.Cam modes. ✤ Camera M.Cam ✤ Quick menu is used to access Camcorder functions by simply using the ✤...
  • Page 57: Auto Focus/manual Focus

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording Auto Focus/Manual Focus Auto Focus /Manual Focus ( ✤ The Auto Focus/Manual Focus function works in both Camera and ✤ Camera ,M.Cam MF/AF( ✤ M.Cam modes. ✤ In most situations, it is better to use the automatic focus feature, as it enables you to concentrate on the creative side of your recording.
  • Page 58: Setting The White Balance

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording Setting the White Balance White Balance ✤ ✤ The White Balance function works in both Camera and M.Cam White Balance ( Camera M.Cam modes. ✤ The White Balance is a recording function that preserves the ✤ ✤ unique image color of the object in any recording condition.
  • Page 59: Using Quick Menu: White Balance

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording Using Quick Menu: White Balance ✤ ✤ Quick menu is used to access Camcorder functions by using the Menu selector( Menu selector. ✤ Quick menu provides easier access to frequently used menus ✤ MENU without using the MENU button. Menu selector ( 1.
  • Page 60: Setting The Digital Image Stabilizer (dis)

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording Setting the Digital Image Stabilizer (DIS) DIS (Digital Image Stabilizer ✤ The DIS function works only in Camera mode. ✤ Camera DIS( ✤ DIS (Digital Image Stabilizer) is a function that compensates for ✤ DIS( any shaking or hand movement while holding the Camcorder ✤...
  • Page 61: Using Quick Menu: Digital Image Stabilizer (dis)

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording : DIS(Digital Image Stabilizer Using Quick Menu: Digital Image Stabilizer (DIS) ✤ Quick menu is used to access Camcorder functions by simply ✤ Menu selector( using the Menu selector. ✤ Quick menu provides easier access to the frequently used menus ✤...
  • Page 62: Programmed Automatic Exposure Modes (program Ae)

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording Programmed Automatic Exposure Modes (Program AE) (Program AE) ✤ The Program AE function works only in Camera mode. ✤ (Program AE) Camera ✤ The Program AE mode allows you to adjust shutter speeds and ✤ Program AE( apertures to suit different recording conditions.
  • Page 63: Setting The Program Ae

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording Setting the Program AE (Program AE) 1. Set the Power switch to CAMERA. CAMERA Camera Mode 2. Set the Mode switch to TAPE. √Camera Mode TAPE( Program AE √Auto 3. Press the MENU button. √Auto White Balance MENU( The menu list will appear.
  • Page 64: Applying Digital Effects

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording Applying Digital Effects Digital Effects ✤ The Digital Effect function works only in Camera mode. ✤ Camera ✤ 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 ✤...
  • Page 65: Selecting The Digital Effects

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording Selecting the Digital Effects 1. Set the Power switch to CAMERA. CAMERA ( 2. Set the Mode switch to TAPE. TAPE ( Mode 3. Press the MENU button. MENU( The menu list will appear. 4. Move the Menu selector to the left or right to Menu selector ( select Camera, then press the Menu selector.
  • Page 66: Zooming In And Out With Digital Zoom

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording Zooming In and Out with Digital Zoom Digital Zoom ( ✤ ✤ Zoom works only in Camera mode. Camera Selecting the Digital Zoom ✤ 10x(10 ) ✤ Zooming more than 10x is achieved digitally, up to 900x when combined with optical zoom.
  • Page 67: Photo Image Recording

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording Photo Image Recording ✤ Photo image recording works only in Camera mode. ✤ Camera 1. Set the Power switch to CAMERA. CAMERA( 2. Set the Mode switch to TAPE. Mode TAPE( 3. Press the PHOTO button. PHOTO( The still picture is recorded for about 6~7 seconds.
  • Page 68: Playback

    ENGLISH Playback Playing back a Tape you have recorded on the LCD Screen ✤ Player( ✤ ✤ The Playback function works only in Player mode. ✤ You can monitor the playback picture on the LCD screen. PLAYER( 1. Set the Power switch to PLAYER. Mode TAPE( 2.
  • Page 69: Controlling Sound From The Speaker

    ENGLISH Playback Controlling Sound from the Speaker ✤ The Speaker works only in Player mode. ✤ Player ( ✤ When you use the LCD screen for playback, you will hear recorded ✤ sound from the built-in Speaker. Take the following steps to lower the volume or mute the sound while playing a tape on the Camcorder.
  • Page 70: Tape Playback

    ENGLISH Playback Tape Playback ✤ The Playback function works only in Player mode. ✤ Player( Playback on the LCD Screen ✤ ✤ It is easier to view a tape using the LCD screen as opposed to the viewfinder when in a moving automobile or outdoors. Playback on a TV Monitor ✤...
  • Page 71: Connecting To A Tv Which Has No Audio And Video Input Jacks

    ENGLISH 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 to your VCR with the Multi-AV cable. Video input-Yellow Camcorder S-Video input The yellow jack: Video...
  • Page 72: Various Functions While In Player Mode

    ENGLISH Playback Various Functions while in Player Mode Player ( ✤ This function works only in Player mode. ✤ Player( ✤ The PLAY, STILL, STOP, FF and REW buttons are located on the ✤ PLAY/STILL( ),STOP( ),FF( Camcorder and the remote control. (SC-D457 only) REW( SC-D457 ) ✤...
  • Page 73: Frame Advance (to Play Back Frame By Frame) (sc-d457 Only)

    ENGLISH Playback Frame Advance (To play back frame by frame) (SC-D457 only) SC-D457) Press the F.ADV button on the remote control while in still( F.ADV still mode. The Video advances frame by frame each time you œ F.ADV( press the F.ADV button. The F.ADV function works in still mode only.
  • Page 74: Zooming During Playback (pb Zoom)

    ENGLISH Playback Zooming during Playback (PB ZOOM) PB ZOOM ( ✤ The PB ZOOM function works in Player mode. ✤ Player ✤ The PB ZOOM function enables you to magnify the playback or still ✤ PB ZOOM ( image. 1. Set the Power switch to PLAYER. PLAYER ( 2.
  • Page 75: Av In/out (sc-d457 Only)

    ENGLISH Playback AV In/Out (SC-D457 only) AV In/Out (AV SC-D457) ✤ AV In/Out function works only in Player mode. ✤ AV Player ✤ AV In/Out setting enables you to record signal from external sources ✤ AV and display it on LCD screen. Also, you can direct your video or image to external devices to record or play back.
  • Page 76: Audio Dubbing (sc-d457 Only)

    ENGLISH Playback Audio Dubbing (SC-D457 only) Audio dubbing ( SC-D457 ) ✤ The Audio Dubbing function works only in Player Mode. ✤ Audio dubbing ( Player ✤ You cannot dub sound on a pre-recorded tape in LP or 16 bit mode. ✤...
  • Page 77: Dubbed Audio Playback

    ENGLISH Playback Dubbed Audio Playback 1. Set the Power switch to PLAYER. PLAYER ( Player Mode √Tape 2. Set the Mode switch to TAPE. Photo Search Mode TAPE( Photo Copy √Sound[1] Audio Select 3. Insert the dubbed tape and press the MENU button. MENU ( 4.
  • Page 78: Ieee1394 Data Transfer

    ENGLISH IEEE1394 Data Transfer IEEE1394 Transferring IEEE1394 (i.LINK)-DV standard data connections IEEE1394(i.LINK)-DV Connecting to a DV Device (DVD Recorder, Camcorder, etc.) Connecting to other DV standard products. A standard DV connection is quite simple. If a product has a DV jack, you can transfer data by connecting to the DV jack using the correct cable.
  • Page 79 ENGLISH IEEE1394 Data Transfer IEEE1394 System Requirements CPU: faster Intel ® Pentium III™ 450MHz compatible. CPU:Intel ® Pentium III 450Mhz Operating system: Windows ® 98SE, ME, XP, Mac OS (9.1~10.2) :Windows ® 98SE, ME, XP, Mac OS(9.1~10.2) Main memory: more than 64 MB RAM 64MB RAM IEEE1394 add-on card or built in IEEE1394 card IEEE1394...
  • Page 80: Usb Interface

    ENGLISH USB Interface Transferring a Digital Image through a USB Connection ✤ ✤ The camcorder supports both USB 1.1 and 2.0 standards. USB 1.1 USB2.0 ✤ (Depends on the PC specification) ✤ You can easily transfer recorded files from a Memory Card to a PC without additional add-on cards via a USB connection.
  • Page 81 ENGLISH USB Interface Selecting the USB Device ✤ The USB Connect function works only in M.Player mode. ✤ USB M.Player ✤ Using the USB cable, you can connect your Camcorder to a ✤ USB , computer to copy your movies and images from the Memory card SC-D455/D457) (or built-in memory;SC-D455/D457 only), or to a printer to print your images.
  • Page 82 ENGLISH USB Interface Setting the USB Communication Speed ✤ The USB Version function works only in M.Cam and M.Player ✤ modes. ✤ ✤ To ensure proper communication between the camcorder and a PC, please set the USB Version before connecting the Camcorder to a PC.
  • Page 83 1) Set the camcorder Power switch to CAMERA. 2) Set the camcorder Mode switch to TAPE. 3) Connect the camcorder to the PC using the USB cable. 4) The SAMSUNG A/V Capture driver installation begins DirectX 9.0 on the PC.
  • Page 84 ENGLISH USB Interface Using the PC Camera Function ✤ To use the PC Camera function, the DV Driver, Video Codec and ✤ DV driver, Video Codec, DirectX 9.0. programs must be installed in the PC. DirectX 9.0 ✤ You can use this Camcorder as a PC Camera. This is useful when ✤...
  • Page 85 ENGLISH USB Interface Using the USB Streaming Function ✤ To use USB streaming, the DV Driver, Video Codec, DirectX 9.0. programs ✤ DV Driver, Video Codec, DirectX 9.0 ✤ must be installed in the PC. ✤ You can view Camcorder video on your PC using USB streaming. ✤...
  • Page 86: Digital Still Camera Mode

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode Memory Stick (Optional Accessory) Memory Stick ✤ ✤ The Memory Stick stores and manages images recorded by the camera. Terminal Protection tab Memory Stick Functions Recording still images and MPEG4 movies MPEG4 Viewing still images and MPEG4 movies MPEG4 Single image Slide show (Still images only)
  • Page 87: Inserting And Ejecting The Memory Card

    Memory Card in a soft case to prevent static shock. The stored contents 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.
  • Page 88: Structure Of Folders And Files On The Memory Card

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode Structure of Folders and Files on the Memory Card ✤ The still images that you recorded are saved in a ✤ JPEG JPEG file format on the Memory Card. ✤ MPEG4 ✤ The moving images that you recorded are saved DCIM in MPEG4 file format on the Memory Card.
  • Page 89: Selecting The Built-in Memory (sc-d455/d457 Only)

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode Selecting the Built-in Memory (SC-D455/D457 only) SC-D455/D457 ) ✤ Built-in memory setting is available in the Player/M.Cam/M.Player ✤ Player/M.Cam/M.Player modes. (SC-D455: 32MB/SC-D457: 64MB) (SC-D455:32MB/SC-D457:64MB) ✤ Images can be stored and played back using the built-in memory. ✤...
  • Page 90: Selecting The Image Quality

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode Selecting the Image Quality ✤ ✤ Photo Quality function works in Player/M.Cam Player/M. Cam ✤ modes. ✤ You can select the quality of a still image to be recorded. CAMERA( ) PLAYER Select the Image Quality 1.
  • Page 91: Using Quick Menu: Photo Quality

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode Using Quick Menu: Photo Quality ✤ ✤ Quick menu is used to access Camcorder functions by using the Menu selector ( Menu selector. ✤ ✤ Quick menu provides easier access to frequently used menus MENU without using the MENU button.
  • Page 92: Memory File Number

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode Memory File Number ✤ File Number setting works only in M.Cam mode. ✤ M.Cam ✤ File numbers are given to images in the order they were recorded ✤ ✤ when they are stored on the Memory Card. ✤...
  • Page 93: Taking Photos

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode Taking Photos ✤ You may take still images in M.Cam mode and store the images on ✤ M.Cam the Memory Card. ✤ This function is useful when you want to take a snapshot of a subject while you are using the Camcorder.
  • Page 94: Viewing Still Images

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode Viewing Still Images ✤ This function works only in M.Player mode. ✤ M.Player You can playback and view still images recorded on the Memory Card. ✤ Be sure that the M.Play Select is set to Photo in the MENU. ✤...
  • Page 95: To View The Multi Display

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode To view the Multi Display 1. Set the Power switch to PLAYER. PLAYER 100-0007 7/25 2. Set the Mode switch to MEMORY. Mode MEMORY( œ The last recorded image appears. œœ √√ 3. To view six stored images on single screen, press √...
  • Page 96: Protection From Accidental Erasure

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode Protection from Accidental Erasure ✤ The Protection function works only in M.Player mode. ✤ M.Player ✤ You can protect important images from accidental erasure. ✤ If you execute format, all images including protected images will be erased.
  • Page 97: Using Quick Menu: Protect

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode Using Quick Menu: Protect ✤ Quick menu is used to access Camcorder functions by simply ✤ Menu selector( using the Menu selector. ✤ Quick menu provides easier access to the frequently used menus ✤ MENU without using the MENU button.
  • Page 98: Deleting Still Images And Moving Images

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode Deleting Still Images and Moving Images ✤ The Delete function works only in M.Player mode. ✤ M.Player ✤ You can erase the still images and moving images recorded on the ✤ ✤ Memory Card. ✤ If you want to delete protected images, you must first deactivate ( 96 ) ✤...
  • Page 99: Using Quick Menu: Delete

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode Using Quick Menu: Delete ✤ Quick menu is used to access Camcorder functions by simply ✤ Menu selector( using the Menu selector. ✤ Quick menu provides easier access to the frequently used menus ✤ MENU without using the MENU button.
  • Page 100: Formatting The Memory Card

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode Formatting the Memory Card ✤ The Format function works only in M.Player mode. ✤ M.Player ✤ You can use the memory format functions to completely delete all images ✤ Memory Format and options on the Memory Card, including protected images. ✤...
  • Page 101: Mpeg Recording

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode MPEG Recording MPEG ✤ You can record video with audio on the Memory Card. ✤ ✤ The screen format of the video to be recorded is 720x480. ✤ 720X480 ✤ The MPEG Recording function works only in M.Cam mode. ✤...
  • Page 102: Mpeg Playback

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode MPEG Playback MPEG ✤ The MPEG Playback function works only in M. Player mode. ✤ M.Player ✤ You can play the moving picture images on the Memory Card. ✤ Stereo audio is played back at the same time. ✤...
  • Page 103: Using Quick Menu: M.play Select

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode Using Quick Menu: M.Play Select : M.Play Select( ✤ Quick menu is used to access Camcorder functions by simply ✤ Menu selector( using the Menu selector. ✤ Quick menu provides easier access to the frequently used menus ✤...
  • Page 104: Recording An Image From A Cassette As A Still Image

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode Recording an Image from a Cassette as a Still Image ✤ This function works only in Player mode. ✤ Player ✤ You can record still images from a cassette on a ✤ Memory Card. ✤ If you want to move recorded multiple still images ✤...
  • Page 105: Copying Still Images From A Cassette To Memory Card

    ENGLISH ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode Copying Still Images from a Cassette to Memory Card ✤ The Photo Copy function works only in Player mode. ✤ Player ✤ You can copy still images recorded with the photo ✤ function on a cassette onto a Memory Card. ✤...
  • Page 106: Copy To (copies Files From The Memory Card To The Built-in Memory) (sc-d455/d457 Only)

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode Copy to (Copies files From the Memory Card to the Built-in Copy To( Memory) (SC-D455/D457 only) SC-D455/D457) ✤ The Copy to function works only in M.Player mode. ✤ M.Player ✤ You can copy selected or all images stored in the Memory Card to ✤...
  • Page 107: Marking Images For Printing

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode Marking Images for Printing ✤ The Print Mark function works only in M.Player mode. ✤ ✤ This Camcorder supports the DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) ✤ DPOF( ✤ DPOF print format. ✤ ✤ You can automatically print images recorded on a Memory Card with a printer supporting DPOF.
  • Page 108: Using Quick Menu: Print Mark

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode Using Quick Menu: Print Mark ✤ Quick menu is used to access Camcorder functions by simply ✤ Menu selector( using the Menu selector. ✤ Quick menu provides easier access to the frequently used menus ✤ MENU without using the MENU button.
  • Page 109: Pictbridge Tm

    ENGLISH PictBridge PictBridge Printing Your Pictures – Using the PictBridge ✤ PictBridge ✤ function works only in M.Player mode. M.Player ✤ By connecting the Camcorder to printers with PictBridge support (sold ✤ PictBridge separately), you can send images from the Memory Card directly to the printer with a few simple operations.
  • Page 110 ENGLISH PictBridge PictBridge Setting the Date/Time Imprint Option 4. Move the Menu selector to the left or right to Menu selector( M.Player Mode select Date/Time, then press the Menu selector. Back Date/Time( Menu selector 5. Move the Menu selector to the left or right to select Print Copies the Date/Time display type, then press the Menu...
  • Page 111: 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. The Battery pack should be removed after recording is completed.
  • Page 112: Cleaning And Maintaining The Camcorder

    Clean the video heads with a dry type cassette cleaner. Some cleaning cassette products stop automatically. Refer to the cleaning cassette’s instructions for detailed information. If the problem continues after the cleaning, consult your nearest Samsung dealer or Authorized Service Center.
  • Page 113: Using Your Camcorder Abroad

    ENGLISH Maintenance Using Your Camcorder Abroad ✤ Each country or region has its own electric and color systems. ✤ ✤ Before using your Camcorder abroad, check the following items. ✤ Power sources You can use your Camcorder in any country or area with the 100V 240V,50/60Hz supplied AC Power adapter within 100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz.
  • Page 114: 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 Display Informs that... Action Blinking the Battery pack is almost discharged. Change to a charged one.
  • Page 115 ENGLISH Troubleshooting Self Diagnosis Display in M.Cam/M.Player Modes M.Cam/M.Player Display Informs that... Action Blinking There is no Memory Card in No Memory Card ! No Memory Card ! slow Insert a Memory Card. the Camcorder. There is not enough memory Change to a new Memory Memory Full ! slow...
  • Page 116 ENGLISH Troubleshooting ✤ If these instructions do not solve your problem, contact your ✤ nearest Samsung authorized service center. Explanation/Solution Symptom You cannot switch the Check the Battery pack or the AC Power adapter. Camcorder on. CAMERA Check that the Power switch is set to CAMERA.
  • Page 117: Specifications

    ENGLISH Specifications Model Name: SC-D453/D455/D457 : SC-D453/D455/D457 System Video signal NTSC NTSC Video recording system 2 rotary heads, Helical scanning system ,PCM Audio recording system Rotary heads, PCM system 6.35MM):Mini DV Usable cassette Digital video tape (6.35mm width): Mini DV cassette : 18.81mm/ : 12.56mm/ Tape speed...
  • Page 118: Index

    ENGLISH Index - A - - M - - A - - M - Accessories ........12 Memory Card ........87 Accessories ( ........12 Memory card ( ........87 AF/MF ..........58 Memory Stick ........86 AF/MF ( ......58 Memory Stick..........86 Audio dubbing ........76 MPEG Recording ......
  • Page 119 ENGLISH THIS CAMCORDER IS MANUFACTURED BY: *Samsung Electronics’ Internet Home Page http://www.samsung.com http://www.samsung.com...

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