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Digital video camcorder, auto focus, charge coupled device, liquid crystal display.
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Digital Video Camcorder
VP-D93(i)/D97(i)/D99(i)
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 ENGLISH Digital Video Camcorder VP-D93(i)/D97(i)/D99(i) 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. ELECTRONICS This product meets the intent of Directive 89/336 CEE, 73/23 CEE, 93/68 CEE.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    ENGLISH Contents Notes and Safety Instructions Getting to Know Your Camcorder Features ..............................................11 Accessories Supplied with camcorder ...................................... 12 Front & Left View ............................................13 Left side View ............................................. 14 Right & Top View ............................................15 Rear & Bottom View ..........................................16 Remote control ............................................
  • Page 3 ENGLISH Contents Advanced Recording Use of various Functions ........................................... 35 Setting menu items ..........................................35 Set the camcorder to CAM or PLAYER mode and M.REC or M.PLAY mode ........................35 Availability of functions in each mode ....................................36 CLOCK SET ............................................37 WL.
  • Page 4 ENGLISH Contents PHOTO Image Recording ......................................... 68 Searching for a PHOTO picture ......................................68 Various Recording Techniques ........................................69 Playback Tape Playback ............................................70 Playback on the LCD ........................................... 70 Playback on a TV monitor ........................................70 Connecting to a TV which has Audio/Video input jacks ..............................70 Connecting to a TV which has no Audio and Video input jacks ................................
  • Page 5 ENGLISH Contents Selecting the recording image size ......................................85 Selecting the moving picture size....................................... 86 Recording images continuously........................................87 Select the CONTINUOUS SHOT .......................................... 87 Setting the File Number..........................................88 Recording Still images to a Memory Stick in M.REC Mode ..............................89 Recording images to a Memory Stick ....................................
  • 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 ENGLISH Notes and Safety Instructions Notices regarding COPYRIGHT (VP-D93i/D97i/D99i only) 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 CAM 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 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). 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

    You can take natural-looking flash pictures with appropriate illumination using the built-in Flash. • Smart Shoe Allows the Samsung VL-S1FL Video Light/Flash or ZM-EC1 Gun Zoom Mic (both optional) to be easily attached and powered by the camcorder’s own power source.
  • 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. 1. Lithium Ion Battery pack 2. AC Power Adapter 3. AC cord Basic Accessories 1. Lithium Ion Battery pack 2.
  • Page 13: Front & Left View

    ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder Front & Left View 7. View Finder 1. Lens 2. Remote Sensor 8. TFT LCD Monitor 3. Built-in Flash 9. MF/AF button 4. External MIC in 10. MF Dial 5. Multi-AV Jack 6. Internal MIC 1.
  • Page 14: Left Side View

    ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder Left Side View 2. EASY.Q (see page 62)/ MULTI DISP. (see page 95) 3. MEMORY MIX button 4. DISPLAY 1. Function buttons 5. Speaker 7. SLOW SHUTTER/S.SHOW button 6. Mode Switch (see page 23) (MEMORY STICK/TAPE) 1.
  • Page 15: Right & Top View

    ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder Right & Top View 1. Zoom lever 2. PHOTO button 3. Smart Shoe 4. FOCUS Adjustment knob 8. TAPE EJECT 5. MENU button 6. MENU Selector (MENU SELECT/VOLUME) 9. Hook for hand strap 10. USB Jack 7.
  • Page 16: Rear & Bottom View

    ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder Rear & Bottom View 2. Hook for shoulder strap 9. Memory Stick Slot 1. MENU button 11. Battery Release 3. CAM indicator 4. PLAYER indicator 5. START/STOP button 6. Power Switch 7. Charging indicator 8.
  • Page 17: Remote Control

    ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder Remote control 18. DISPLAY 1. PHOTO 2. START/STOP 3. SELF TIMER 17. Zoom 4. ZERO MEMORY 5. PHOTO SEARCH 16. X2 6. A.DUB (FF) 15. DATE/TIME (SLOW) (REW) (PLAY) (STILL) (STOP) 11. F. ADV 10.
  • Page 18: Osd (on Screen Display In Cam And Player Modes)

    ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder OSD (On Screen Display in CAM and PLAYER modes) 1. Battery level (see page 26) 2. Easy mode (see pages 62) OSD in CAM mode 3. DSE (Digital Special Effects) mode (see page 48) 4.
  • Page 19: Osd (on Screen Display In M.rec And M.play Modes)

    ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder OSD (On Screen Display in M.REC/M.PLAY modes) A. Folder number-file number (see page 83) OSD in M.REC mode B. Image counter - Current still image/Total number of recordable still images. C. CARD (MEMORY STICK) indicator D.
  • 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

    ENGLISH 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 will display “---”...
  • 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

    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 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

    ENGLISH 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 viewfinder 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

    ENGLISH 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. 3. Set the power switch to the CAM position. Open the LCD monitor.
  • Page 29: Record Search (rec Search)

    ENGLISH 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 CAM. 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

    ENGLISH 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. Push the MENU SELECTOR button again. You may select NORMAL, SUPER or BACK LIGHT (VP-D99(i) only) in the BRIGHT SELECT feature and push the MENU SELECTOR to save the setting. - When you use the LCD BACK LIGHT mode in a dark location or indoors, viewing the image may be difficult.
  • Page 33: Playing Back A Tape You Have Recorded On The Lcd

    ENGLISH 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. Set the mode switch to TAPE. 2. Hold down the power switch tab and turn it to the PLAYER position. A confirmation sound beeps.
  • 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 CAM 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 recorded sound from the built-in Speaker.
  • Page 35: Advanced Recording

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording Use of various Functions Setting menu items Available mode MENU SUB MENU CAMERA PLAYER Memory REC. Memory PLAY INITIAL CLOCK SET WL.REMOTE BEEP SOUND SHUTTER SOUND DEMONSTRATION CAMERA PROGRAM AE WHT. BALANCE D. ZOOM DSE SELECT MEMORY MIX FLASH SELECT REC MODE PHOTO SEARCH...
  • Page 36: Availability Of Functions In Each Mode

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording Availability of functions in each mode Requested Digital functions Digital Mode special Operating PHOTO SLOW D.ZOOM effects Mode (TAPE) SHUTTER D.ZOOM PHOTO SLOW SHUTTER Digital Special Effects O : The requested function will work in this operating mode. : You can not change the requested mode.
  • Page 37: Clock Set

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording CLOCK SET CLOCK setup works in CAM, PLAYER, M.REC and M.PLAY modes. The DATE/TIME is automatically recorded onto a tape. Before recording, please set the DATE/TIME. 1. Press the MENU button. CAM MODE The menu list will appear. INITIAL CLOCK SET CAMERA...
  • Page 38: Wl. Remote

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording WL. REMOTE The WL.REMOTE function works in CAM, PLAYER, M.REC, M.PLAY modes. The WL.REMOTE option allows you to enable or disable the remote control for use with the camcorder. 1. Press the MENU button. CAM MODE The menu list will appear. INITIAL CLOCK SET CAMERA...
  • Page 39: Beep Sound

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording BEEP SOUND The BEEP SOUND function works in CAM, PLAYER, M.REC, M.PLAY 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. CAM MODE 1.
  • Page 40: Shutter Sound

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording SHUTTER SOUND You can hear SHUTTER SOUND only when the PHOTO function is working. Determines whether or not you wish to hear a SHUTTER SOUND when using the DSC feature. M.REC MODE 1. Set the mode switch to MEMORY STICK. INITIAL CLOCK SET CAMERA...
  • Page 41: 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 CAM mode without a tape inserted in the camcorder. The demonstration operates repeatedly until the DEMONSTRATION mode switched OFF.
  • Page 42: Program Ae

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording PROGRAM AE The PROGRAM AE(automatic exposure) function works in CAM 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 - Automatically balances the exposure between the subject and the background.
  • Page 43: Setting The Program Ae

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording Setting the PROGRAM AE 1. Press the MENU button. CAM MODE The menu list will appear. INITIAL CAMERA PROGRAM AE WHT. BALANCE MEMORY D.ZOOM VIEWER 2. Move the MENU SELECTOR to highlight CAMERA and push DSE SELECT MEMORY MIX the MENU SELECTOR.
  • Page 44: Wht. Balance (white Balance)

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording WHT. BALANCE (WHITE BALANCE) The WHITE BALANCE function works in CAM or M.REC mode only. The WHITE BALANCE is a recording function that preserves the unique image colour of the object in any recording condition. You may select the appropriate WHITE BALANCE mode to obtain good quality image colour. AUTO ( ) : This mode is generally used to control the WHITE BALANCE automatically.
  • Page 45: Zooming In And Out With Digital Zoom

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording Zooming In and Out with DIGITAL ZOOM Digital Zoom works in CAM 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 46: Digital Zoom

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording Digital Zoom Zooming more than 12x 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 47) 1.
  • Page 47: Eis (electronic Image Stabilizer)

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording EIS (Electronic Image Stabilizer) The EIS function works in CAM 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 with the zoom Recording a small object close-up Recording and walking at the same time...
  • Page 48: Dse(digital Special Effects) Select

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording DSE(Digital Special Effects) SELECT The DSE function works in CAM 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 8 DSE modes.
  • Page 49: Selecting An Effect

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording Selecting an effect 1. Set the camcorder to CAM mode. CAM MODE INITIAL 2. Press the MENU button. CAMERA PROGRAM AE WHT. BALANCE MEMORY D.ZOOM The menu list will appear. VIEWER DSE SELECT MEMORY MIX FLASH SELECT 3.
  • Page 50: Memory Mix

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording MEMORY MIX The MEMORY MIX function works in CAM mode only. You can superimpose a still image you have recorded on the Memory Stick on top of the moving image you are recording. You can record the superimposed images on a tape. Select from 4 types of Memory Mix effects: M.
  • Page 51: Recording Superimposed Images On A Tape

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording Recording Superimposed images on a tape Insert a tape for recording into your camcorder. Insert a Memory Stick is recorded still images into your camcorder. 1. Set the camcorder to CAM mode. CAM MODE INITIAL 2. Press the MENU button. CAMERA PROGRAM AE WHT.
  • Page 52: Using The Built-in Flash

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording Using the Built - in Flash You can take natural looking flash pictures with appropriate illumination using the built-in flash or attaching the VL-S1FL video Light/ Flash (optional) to the camcorder's Smart shoe (see page 100), whether they are night scenes, in doors or in other dark places. OFF : The flash does not fire.
  • Page 53: Rec Mode

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording REC MODE The REC MODE function works in both CAM and PLAYER (VP-D93i/D97i/D99i only) 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 54: Audio Mode

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording AUDIO MODE The AUDIO MODE function works in CAM and PLAYER (VP-D93i/D97i/D99i only) 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 55: Wind Cut

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording WIND CUT The WIND CUT function works in CAM and PLAYER (VP-D93i/D97i/D99i only) modes. The WIND CUT function minimizes wind noise or other noise while recording. - When the wind cut is on, it is possible other low sounds will be eliminated along with the sound of the wind. 1.
  • Page 56: Date/time

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording DATE/TIME The DATE/TIME function works in CAM, PLAYER, M.REC and M.PLAY 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.
  • Page 57: Tv Display

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording TV DISPLAY The TV DISPLAY function works in CAM, PLAYER, M.REC and M.PLAY 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, View Finder 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/View Finder/TV.
  • Page 58: Using Quick Menu

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording Using Quick Menu(Navigation Menu) Quick menu is available only in CAM and M.REC 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 menus and submenus. DATE/TIME (see page 56) - Each time you select DATE/TIME and push the MENU SELECTOR, it will be displayed in order of DATE - TIME - DATE/TIME - OFF.
  • Page 59: Setting The Quick Menu

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording WHT. BALANCE (see page 44) - Each time you select WHT. BALANCE and push the MENU SELECTOR, 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. SHUTTER SPEED &...
  • Page 60: Shutter Speed & Exposure

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording SHUTTER SPEED & EXPOSURE You can set SHUTTER SPEED and EXPOSURE in CAM/M.REC 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 CAM mode. 2.
  • Page 61: Slow Shutter(low Shutter Speed)

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording SLOW SHUTTER (Low Shutter Speed) The SLOW SHUTTER function works in CAM mode only. The shutter speed can be controlled, allowing you to record slow moving objects. 1. Set the power switch to CAM mode. 2. Press the SLOW SHUTTER button. 3.
  • Page 62: Easy Mode (for Beginners)

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording EASY Mode (for Beginners) The EASY mode allows a beginner to easily make good guality video recordings. The EASY mode only operates in CAM mode. 1. Set the power switch to CAM 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 ( ) will be displayed.
  • Page 63: Mf/af (manual Focus/auto Focus)

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording MF/AF (Manual Focus/Auto Focus) The MF/AF function works in CAM, M.REC mode only. 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. Manual focusing may be necessary under certain conditions that make automatic focusing difficult and/or unreliable.
  • Page 64: Blc (back Light Compensation)

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording BLC (Back Light Compensation) BLC works in CAM/M.REC 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 65: Fade In And Out

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording Fade In and Out The FADE function works in CAM mode only. You can give your recordings a professional look by using STBY 0:00:00 special effects such as fading in at the beginning of a sequence or fading out at the end of a sequence. FADE To Start Recording 1.
  • Page 66: Audio Dubbing

    ENGLISH 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 67: Dubbed Audio Playback

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording Dubbed audio Playback 1. Insert the dubbed tape and press MENU button. 2. Move the MENU SELECTOR to highlight A/V. PLAYER MODE 3. Push the MENU SELECTOR to enter the sub-menu. A / V SET REC MODE PHOTO SEARCH 4.
  • Page 68: Photo Image Recording

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording PHOTO Image Recording 1. Press the PHOTO button lightly (about halfway down) and hold it. The still picture appears on the LCD monitor. If you do not wish to record, release the button. PHOTO 2. Press the PHOTO button fully down. The still picture is recorded for about 6~7 seconds.
  • Page 69: Various Recording Techniques

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording Various Recording Techniques In some situations different recording techniques may be required for more dramatic results. Note 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 70: 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 when 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 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 and VCR with the Multi-AV cable. VIDEO AUDIO(L) The yellow plug : Video AUDIO(R) The white plug : Audio(L) - Mono S-VIDEO...
  • Page 72: Various Functions While In Player Mode

    ENGLISH Playback Various Functions while in PLAYER mode The PLAY/STILL, STOP, FF, 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 3 minutes.
  • Page 73: Frame Advance (to Play Back Frame By Frame)

    ENGLISH 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 (PLAY/STILL) button. Forward frame advance Press the F.ADV button on the remote control in Still mode.
  • Page 74: Zero Memory

    ENGLISH Playback ZERO MEMORY The MEMORY function works in both CAM 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 before recording at the point you wish to return to.
  • Page 75: Recording In Player Mode (vp-d93i/d97i/d99i Only)

    ENGLISH Recording in PLAYER mode Recording in PLAYER mode (VP-D93i/D97i/D99i only) You can use this camcorder as a recorder. You can record a tape from VCR or TV. VIDEO AUDIO(L) AUDIO(R) 1. Connect the camcorder and VCR or TV with the Multi-AV cable. S-VIDEO 2.
  • Page 76: 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 77: Recording With A Dv Connection Cable (vp-d93i/d97i/d99i Only)

    ENGLISH IEEE 1394 Data Transfer Recording with a DV connection cable (VP-D93i/D97i/D99i only) 1. Set the mode switch to TAPE. 2. Set the power switch to PLAYER mode. 3. Connect the DV cable (not supplied) from the DV IN/OUT port of the camcorder to the DV IN/OUT port of the other DV device.
  • Page 78: Usb Interface

    ENGLISH USB interface Transferring a Digital Image through a USB Connection You can easily transfer still images/movies from a camera, tape to a PC without additional add-on cards via a USB connection. You can transfer an image to a PC via a USB connection. If you transfer data to a PC, you need to install the software (Driver, Editing software) supplied with the camcorder.
  • Page 79: Installing Dvc Media 6.0 Program

    ENGLISH USB interface Installing DVC Media 6.0 Program Do not connect the camcorder to PC before installing the program. If another camera or scanner is connected, please disconnect it in advance. Program installation 1. Insert the software CD into CD-ROM drive. - Installation selection screen appears in the monitor.
  • Page 80: Connecting To A Pc

    ENGLISH USB interface 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. If the PC has no Line input jack, connect the audio cable to the MIC input jack.
  • Page 81: Digital Still Camera Mode

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera mode MEMORY STICK The Memory Stick stores and manages still images or moving images recorded by the camera. Memory Stick Functions Recording still images and MJPEG movie Viewing still images and MJPEG movie Terminal Single Protection Slide show Multi display Protecting images against accidental erasure...
  • Page 82: Inserting And Ejecting The Memory Stick

    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. If the USB cable is connected to the camcorder, the...
  • Page 83: Structure Of Folders And Files On The Memory Stick

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera mode Structure of folders and files on the Memory Stick The still images that you recorded are saved in JPEG file format on the Memory Stick. DCIM The moving images that you recorded are saved in MJPEG file format on the Memory 100 SSDVC Stick.
  • Page 84: Selecting The Image Quality

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera mode Selecting the image quality You can select the quality of a still image to be recorded. Select the photo quality 1. Set the mode switch to MEMORY STICK. M.REC MODE INITIAL 2. Set the power switch to the CAM mode. CAMERA PHOTO QUALITY 3.
  • Page 85: Selecting The Recording Image Size

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera mode Selecting the recording image size Select the image size of still image to be recorded. M.REC MODE INITIAL 1. Set the mode switch to MEMORY STICK. CAMERA PHOTO QUALITY MEMORY IMAGE SIZE VIEWER MJPEG SIZE 2.
  • Page 86: Selecting The Moving Picture Size

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera mode Selecting the moving picture size 1. Set the mode switch to MEMORY STICK position. M.REC MODE INITIAL CAMERA 2. Set the power switch to CAM mode. PHOTO QUALITY MEMORY IMAGE SIZE VIEWER MJPEG SIZE CONTINUOUS SHOT 3.
  • Page 87: Recording Images Continuously

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera mode Recording images continuously You can record still images continuously. Select one of the three modes described below before recording. NORMAL( ) : Your camcorder records up to 2 still images in 1280 x 960 size or 6 still images in 640 x 480 size at about 0.7sec intervals.
  • Page 88: Setting The File Number

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera mode Setting the File Number The images you take are automatically assigned file numbers from 0001 to 9999. Set the image file numbers so that they reset each time a Memory Stick is formatted, or so that they count up continuously.
  • Page 89: Recording Still Images To A Memory Stick In M.rec Mode

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera mode Recording Still images to a Memory Stick in M.REC Mode. Audio cannot be recorded with still images onto the Memory Stick. Recording images to a Memory Stick 1. Set the mode switch to MEMORY STICK. 2.
  • Page 90: 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. You can record a still image from a cassette onto a Memory Stick. If you want to recorded multiple still images from a cassette to a Memory Stick, use the COPY function. (see page 91) The still images date/time will reflect the date and time the copies are made.
  • Page 91: Copying Still Images From A Cassette To Memory Stick

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera mode Copying still images from a cassette to Memory Stick You can copy still images recorded with PHOTO function on a cassette onto a Memory Stick. The still images date/time will reflect the date and time the copies are made. The image size of a still image copied from tape to Memory Stick will be 640 480.
  • Page 92: Mjpeg Recording

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera mode MJPEG RECORDING Audio cannot be recorded onto the Memory Stick. Saving the pictures captured by a camera as a moving picture file onto MEMORY STICK 1. Insert the MEMORY STICK into your camcorder. 2. Set the mode switch to MEMORY STICK position. 3.
  • Page 93 ENGLISH Digital Still Camera mode The moving picture images on a Memory Stick are smaller size and lower definition than one on Tape. There could be any broken or mosaic pictures while playing the MJPEG moving picture images, but it is not malfunction. You can transfer MJPEG file to PC through DVC Media 6.0 using USB port on your PC.
  • Page 94: Viewing Still Images/moving Pictures

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera mode Viewing Still images/Moving pictures You can playback and view still images/moving MJPEG pictures recorded on the Memory Stick. Playback time/ [0 4 / 0 6] DCAM0002.AVI 0 0 / 1 5 sec Image 1280 X 960 Time of recorded There are 3 ways to view recorded images.
  • Page 95: To View A Slide Show

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera mode To view a slide show 1. Set the mode switch to MEMORY STICK. 2. Set the power switch to PLAYER mode. The last recorded still image/moving picture appears 3. Press the S.SHOW button. All images will be played back consecutively for 3~4 seconds each. 4.
  • Page 96: Marking Still Images For Printing

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera mode Marking still images for printing This camcorder supports the DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) print format. You can automatically print still images recorded on a Memory Stick with a printer supporting DPOF. There are 2 ways to make a PRINT MARK. THIS FILE : You can set a print mark on the photo image displayed on the LCD.
  • Page 97: Protection From Accidental Erasure

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera mode Protection from accidental erasure You can protect important still images/moving pictures from accidental erasure. If you execute FORMAT, all still images/moving pictures including protected images will be erased. 1. Set the mode switch to MEMORY STICK. M.PLAY MODE 2.
  • Page 98: Deleting Still Images/moving Pictures

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera mode Deleting Still images/Moving pictures You can erase the still images/moving pictures recorded on the Memory Stick. If you want to delete protected still images/moving pictures, you must first deactivate the image protection. An image which has been deleted cannot be recovered. 1.
  • Page 99: Formatting The Memory Stick

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera mode Formatting the Memory Stick You can use the MEMORY FORMAT functions to completely delete all still images/moving pictures and options on the Memory Stick, including protected still images/moving pictures. The format function restores the Memory Stick to its initial state. The Memory Stick supplied with this camcorder has been formatted already.
  • Page 100: Smart Shoe

    ENGLISH Smart Shoe Using the Smart Shoe You can use to attach an optional accessory to the camcorder’s Smart Shoe. The accessory is powered by the camcorder’s power supply. Turn the camcorder’s power off before attaching/removing the accessory to the Smart Shoe. Types of optional accessories for Smart Shoe.
  • Page 101 ENGLISH Smart Shoe VL-S1FL Video Light/Flash Attach the Video Light/Flash to a camcorder when recording in dark places. When recording a PHOTO, you can take natural-looking flash pictures with appropriate illumination using the Flash. ZM-EC1 Gun Zoom Mic This is a highly sensitive microphone that can be switched between functioning as a directional microphone (Gun mode) or variable microphone (Zoom mode).
  • Page 102: 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 103: Cleaning And Maintaining The Camcorder

    ENGLISH Maintenance Cleaning and Maintaining the Camcorder Cleaning the Video Heads To ensure normal recording and clear pictures, clean the video heads when the playback pictures display square block-shaped noise or distortion, or a blue screen appears. 1. Set the power switch to PLAYER mode. 2.
  • Page 104: 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 105: Troubleshooting

    ENGLISH 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 Blinking Informs that... Action slow the battery pack is almost Change to a charged one.
  • Page 106: Self Diagnosis Display In M.rec/m.play Mode

    ENGLISH Troubleshooting Self Diagnosis Display in M.REC/M.PLAY mode Display Blinking Informs that... Action MEMORY STICK! slow There is no Memory stick Insert a Memory Stick. in the camcorder. MEMORY FULL! slow There is not enough Change to a new Memory memory to record.
  • Page 107 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 108: Specifications

    ENGLISH Specifications Model name: VP-D93(i)/D97(i)/D99(i) System Video signal 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 LP: approx. 12.57mm/s Tape recording time SP: 60 minutes (when using DVM 60), LP: 90 minutes (when using DVM 60) FF/REW time...
  • Page 109: Index

    ENGLISH INDEX - A - - E - Accessories ................12 Earphone ................34 Audio dubbing ............... 66 EASY Mode ................62 AUDIO MODE ............... 54 EIS (Electronic Image Stabilizer)..........47 EXPOSURE ................60 AUDIO SELECT ..............67 AV IN/OUT ................75 - F - - B - Fade ..................
  • Page 110 ENGLISH INDEX - M - - S - Maintenance................. 102 Self Timer ................20 Memory Mix................50 Shutter Sound ................ 40 Memory Stick ..............81, 89 SHUTTER SPEED ..............59 MF/AF ..................63 SLIDE SHOW................. 95 MJPEG RECORDING............92 SLOW SHUTTER..............61 MJPEG SIZE ................
  • Page 111: Power Sources (united Kingdom Only)

    ENGLISH 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 112 ENGLISH THIS CAMCORDER IS MANUFACTURED BY: ELECTRONICS *Samsung Electronics’ Internet Home Page AD68-00656E(01) United Kingdom http://www.samsungelectronics.co.uk...

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