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ENGLISH
Digital Video Camcorder
SCD55/D60
A F
Auto Focus
C C D
Charge Coupled Device
L C D
Liquid Crystal Display
O w n e r's Instruction Book
Before operating the unit, please read this instruction book
t h o r o u g h l y, and retain it for future reference.
US PATENT 4415844

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  • Page 1 ENGLISH Digital Video Camcorder SCD55/D60 Auto Focus C C D Charge Coupled Device L C D Liquid Crystal Display O w n e r’s Instruction Book Before operating the unit, please read this instruction book t h o r o u g h l y, and retain it for future reference. US PATENT 4415844...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    ENGLISH C o n t e n t s Notices and Safety Instructio 4-12 Getting to Know Your Camcorder Accessories Supplied with your Camcorder ................................. 13 Features ............................................14 Descriptions FRONT & LEFT VIEW ......................................15 LEFT SIDE VIEW ........................................16 RIGHT &...
  • Page 3 To watch with TV monitor ......................................55 Playback ............................................56 Various Functions in PLAYER mode .................................... 57 IEEE 1394 Data Transfer RS-232C Data Transfer (SCD60 only) Maintenance After finishing a recording ......................................63 Cleaning and Maintaining the Camcorder ..................................64...
  • Page 4: Making A Recording By Looking At The Lcd Screen From The Front

    ENGLISH Notices and Safety Instructions Notices regarding rotation of LCD screen Please rotate the LCD screen carefully as illustrated. Unintended rotation may cause damage to the inside of the hinge that connects the LCD screen to the Camcorder. 1. LCD screen closed. 2.
  • Page 5: Notices And Safety Instructions

    ENGLISH Notices 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. Notices 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 cold outside to warm inside during the winter.
  • Page 6 ENGLISH Notices and Safety Instructions Notices regarding the battery pack Make sure that the battery pack is charged before recording outdoors. To preserve battery power, keep your camcorder turned off when you are not operating it. When your camcorder is in CAMERAmode, if it is left in STBY mode without operation for more than 3 minutes with a tape installed, it will automatically turn off to protect against unnecessary battery discharge.
  • Page 7 ENGLISH Notices and Safety Instructions Notice regarding the LENS Do not shoot in direct sunlight with the LENS pointing towards the sun. Direct sunlight can damage the CCD(Charge Coupled Device). Notices regarding electronic viewfinder 1. Do not place the camcorder so that the viewfinder is pointing towards the sun. Direct sunlight can damage the inside of the viewfinder.
  • Page 8 ENGLISH Notices and Safety Instructions Notices regarding video head cleaning To ensure normal recording and a clear picture, clean the video heads. If a square block-shaped noise distorts playback pictures, or if only a blue screen is displayed during playback, the video heads may be dirty.
  • Page 9: Safety Instructions

    ENGLISH Notices and Safety Instructions Safety Instructions This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated dangerous CAUTION voltage within the product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK risk of fire or electric shock.
  • Page 10 ENGLISH Notices and Safety Instructions 9. VENTILATION: 13. OUTDOOR ANTENNA GROUNDING: Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for ventilation to If an outside antenna or cable system is connected to the ensure reliable operation of the CAMCORDER and to protect it from CAMCORDER, be sure the antenna or cable system is grounded to overheating.
  • Page 11 ENGLISH Notices and Safety Instructions 14.LIGHTNING: 19. DAMAGE REQUIRING SERVICE: For added protection of this CAMCORDER during a lightning storm or Unplug this CAMCORDER from the wall outlet and refer servicing to when it is left unattended and unused for long periods of time, unplug qualified service personnel under the following conditions: it from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system.
  • Page 12: Notices And Safety Instructio

    ENGLISH Notices and Safety Instructions NOTE TO CATV SYSTEM INSTALLER: This reminder is provided to call the CATV system installer’s attention to Article 820-40 of the NEC that provides guidelines for proper grounding and, in particular, specifies that the cable ground shall be connected to the grounding system of the building as close to the point of cable entry as practical.
  • Page 13: Getting To Know Your Camcorder

    6. AAbatteries for 4. AC cord 7. S-VIDEO cable Remote control 8. Instruction Book 9. Shoulder Strap 10. RS-232C cable (SCD60 only) 11. Photoland RS diskette (SCD60 only) 9. Shoulder Strap 8. Instruction Book 7 .S-VIDEO c a b l e 1 0 .
  • Page 14: Features

    DV data) high speed data transport port, moving and still images can be transferred to your PC, making it possible to produce or edit various images. • Digital still image transfer function with RS-232C (SCD60 only) You can transfer still images to your PC using the RS-232C connection without any add-on card.
  • Page 15: Front & Left View

    ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder Front & Left View 12. Edit search +,- 11. PIP 10. Fade 1. Lens 9. I-BLC/BLC 2. Recording display light 8. TFT LCD monitor 3. Remote sensor 7. Auto Focus/Manual Focus select button 4. Hook for hand strap 6.
  • Page 16: Left Side View

    ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder Left Side View 11. DSE ON/OFF 1. DAT E / T I M E 2. PROGRAM AE ON/OFF 10. MENU ON/OFF 3. RESET 9. Enter 4. A.DUB(Audio dub) (UP), (DOWN) 5. C.RESET(Counter Reset) 6. Speaker 7.
  • Page 17: Right & Top View

    2. PHOTO button (see page 51) 7. DV in/out (see page 58) 3. Zoom lever (see page 36) 8. RS-232C out (SCD60 only, see page 61) 4. Power switch(CAMERA or PLAYER) (see page 24) 9. S-VIDEO out (see page 55) 5.
  • Page 18: Rear & Bottom View

    ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder Rear & Bottom View 7. BAT T. Eject 8. TAPE Eject 6. Mode indicator 1. Charging indicator 2. LCD open 3. Hook for shoulder strap 4. DC jack 5. STA R T / S TO P b u t t o n 1.
  • Page 19: Remote Control

    ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder Remote control 1. PHOTO 2. STA R T / S TO P 9. Z o o m 3. SELF TIMER 8. Display on/off 4. SLOW 7. Frame Advance (F. A D V ) 5. STILL 6.
  • Page 20: On Screen Display

    Monitors the moisture condensation. 3 . Manual focus (see page 46) 4 . I-BLC,BLC (see page 47) (I-BLC for SCD60 only) 5 . Program AE (see page 39) 6 . White Balance mode (see page 42) The White balance modes are A U TO, INDOOR and OUTDOOR.
  • Page 21 ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder OSD (On Screen Display) 2 0 . Self diagnosis (TAPE, TAPE END) Checks the operation of the CAMCORDER. 2 1 . Digital zoom mode (see page 36) Indicates the digital zoom magnification mode. (2x, 20x) 2 2 .
  • Page 22: How To Use The Remote Control

    ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder How to use the Remote Control Battery Installation for the Remote Control You must insert or replace these batteries when : - You purchase the camcorder. SELF - The remote control doesn’t work. TIMER Insert two AAbatteries, following the + and - markings.
  • Page 23: Preparing

    ENGLISH P r e p a r i n g Adjusting the Hand Strap and Shoulder Strap It is very important to adjust the hand strap for better 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 24: Connecting The Power Source

    ENGLISH P r e p a r i n g Connecting a Power Source There are two power sources that can be connected. - Using the AC Power Adaptor and AC cord : used for indoor recording. - Using the Battery Pack : used for outdoor recording. To use the AC Power Adaptor and DC Cable 1.
  • Page 25 ENGLISH P r e p a r i n g To use the Lithium Ion Battery Pack Amount of continuous recording time depends on : - Which model of battery pack you are using. - How much you use the Zoom function. It is, therefore, recommended that you have several available.
  • Page 26: Using The Lithium Ion Battery Pack

    P r e p a r i n g Using the Lithium Ion Battery Pack Table of continuous recording time based on model and battery type. Model SCD55 SCD60 Battery Approximately 50 minutes Approximately 50 minutes SB-L110 Approximately 100 minutes...
  • Page 27 ENGLISH P r e p a r i n g Battery level display • The battery level display indicates the amount of power remaining in the battery pack. a.Fully charged b.10% used c. Half used d.Mostly used e.Completely used (flickers) (camcorder will turn off soon, change the battery as soon as possible) Please refer to the table on page 26 for approximate continuous recording times.
  • Page 28: Inserting And Ejecting A Cassette

    ENGLISH P r e p a r i n g Inserting and Ejecting a Cassette There are three types of Mini DV CASSETTE tapes: DVM80, DVM60, and DVM30. When inserting a tape or closing a cassette holder, do not apply excessive force. It can cause a malfunction. Do not use tapes other than the Mini DV CASSETTE.
  • Page 29: Basic Recording

    ENGLISH Basic Recording Making your First Recording Make sure that you make these preparations. Did you connect a power source? (Battery Pack or DC cable) Did you set the Power switch to the CAMERA position? Did you insert a cassette? Open the LCD monitor and make sure that STBY is displayed in the OSD.
  • 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 on the hand strap. (refer to figure) Recording with the LCD monitor 1. Hold the camcorder firmly using the hand strap. 2.
  • Page 31: Adjusting The Lcd

    ENGLISH Basic Recording Adjusting the LCD Your camcorder is equipped with a 2.5 inch color Liquid Crystal Display(LCD) screen, which enables you to view what you are recording or playing back directly. Depending on the conditions in which you are using the camcorder (indoors or outdoors for example), you can adjust ;...
  • Page 32: 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. While pressing the red button on the Power switch, set it to PLAYER position. 2.
  • Page 33: Controlling Sound From The Speaker

    ENGLISH Basic Recording Adjusting the LCD during PLAY You can adjust the LCD during PLAY. The adjustment method is the same as with the CAMERAoperation. (see page 31) Controlling Sound from the Speaker The Speaker works in PLAYER mode only. - When you use the LCD monitor while playing back, you can hear sound from the Speaker.
  • Page 34: Advanced Recording

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording Using Various Functions Setting the menu item C A M E R Am o d e P L AYER mode LCD A D J U S T, DIS, DIGITA LZ O O M , LCD A D J U S T, ZERO MEM, F u n c t i o n s ZERO MEM, PROGRAM AE, DSE, AUDIO OUTPUT, VOLUME CONTROL...
  • Page 35: Lcd Adjust

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording LCD ADJUST The LCD ADJUST function works in CAMERA and PLAYER mode. Please see page 31. DIS (Digital Image Stabilizer) - The DIS function works in CAMERAmode only. - DIS(Digital Image Stabilizer) is a handshake compensation function that compensates for any shaking or moving of the hand holding the camcorder (within resonable limits).
  • Page 36: 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 subject in the scene. For more professional looking recordings, do not use the zoom function too often. You can zoom using a variable zoom speed.
  • Page 37 ENGLISH Advanced Recording Digital Zoom Zooms more than 22x are performed digitally. The picture quality deteriorates as you go toward the “T” side. We recommend that you use the DIS feature with the DIGITAL ZOOM for picture stability. 1. Set the camcorder to CAMERA mode. 2.
  • Page 38: Zero Memory (video Insertion)

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording ZERO MEMORY The ZERO MEMORY (ZERO MEM) function works in CAMERAand PLAYER mode. You can FAST Forward or Rewind or Record to 0:00:00 automatically. 1.Press the MENU ON/OFF button. - The menu list will appear. 2.Using the buttons, highlight ZERO MEM.
  • Page 39: Program Ae

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording PROGRAM AE The PROGRAM AE function works in CAMERA mode only. The PROGRAM AE modes allow you to adjust shutter speeds and apertures to suit different recording conditions. They give you creative control over the depth of the field. AUTO mode - Auto balance between the subject and the background.
  • Page 40: Dse (digital Special Effect)

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording DSE(Digital Special Effects) The DSE function works in CAMERAmode 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 that you wish to give. There are 6 DSE modes.
  • Page 41 ENGLISH Advanced Recording Selecting an effect 1. Press the MENU ON/OFF button. - The menu list will appear. 2. Using the buttons, highlight DSE SELECT. 3. Press the ENTER button to enter the select mode. 4. Using the buttons, highlight and select a DSE mode. - Press the ENTER button to confirm the DSE mode.
  • Page 42: White Balance

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording WHITE BALANCE The WHITE BALANCE function works in CAMERA mode only. The WHITE BALANCE is a recording function that preserves the unique color or 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 43: Shutter Speed

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording SHUTTER SPEED The SHUTTER SPEED function works in CAMERA mode only. The shutter speed can be controlled, allowing you to record both fast and slow moving objects. You can select one of following: AUTO, 1/60, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000, 1/4000, 1/10000 second. AUTO is fixed at 1/60 second.
  • Page 44: Audio Mode

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording AUDIO MODE The AUDIO MODE function works in CAMERA mode only. This camcorder records the 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 track. Additional stereo sound can be dubbed onto the SUB track.
  • Page 45: Clock Setting (date/time)

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording CLOCK SETTING (DATE/TIME) Setting the CLOCK feature works in CAMERA mode. The DATE/TIME is automatically recorded on a tape. Before recording, please set the DATE/TIME. 1.Press the MENU ON/OFF button. - The menu list will appear. 2.Using the buttons, highlight CLOCK SETTING.
  • Page 46: Af/mf(auto Focus/manual Focus)

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording AF/MF (Auto Focus/Manual Focus) The AF/MF function works in CAMERAmode 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 recordings. Manual focusing may be necessary under certain conditions that make automatic focusing inadequate. Auto Focusing The AF (Auto Focus) mode is set automatically when you switch on the Power switch.
  • Page 47 - The subject is against a snowy background. 1.Set power switch to CAMERA mode. 2.Press I-BLC/BLC button. Normal - I-BLC - BLC - Normal (SCD60) Normal - BLC - Normal (SCD55) I-BLC enhances the subject and background. BLC enhances only the subject.
  • Page 48 ENGLISH Advanced Recording The FADE function works in CAMERA mode only. You can give your films a professional look by using special effects such as fade in at the beginning of a sequence or fade out at the end of a sequence. STBY To Start Recording 0:00:00...
  • Page 49: Pip(picture In Picture)

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording PIP (Picture-in-Picture) The PIP (Picture-in-Picture) function works in CAMERAmode only. The PIP feature works by using a small, superimposed screen of the original image. CAMERA This should help you to get a more clear idea of what you are recording. 1.
  • Page 50: Audio Dubbing

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording Audio dubbing The AUDIO DUBBING function works in PLAYER Mode. You can record an audio track to add to the original sound on a tape by using a microphone or by connecting audio equipment. The original sound will not be erased. Dubbing sound with a microphone 1.
  • Page 51: Photo

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording PHOTO The PHOTO function works in CAMERA mode only. With the PHOTO feature, your camcorder can function like a normal film camera,allowing you to take single pictures. You can select one of these PHOTO modes; FIELD : You can record a normal resolution still picture. FRAME: You can record a high resolution still picture.
  • Page 52 ENGLISH Advanced Recording Taking a still picture 1.Press the PHOTO button. - The still picture appears on the LCD monitor or viewfinder. - To quit the PHOTO mode without recording, press the PHOTO button again. 2.Press the START/STOP button. - The still picture is recorded for about 8 seconds. 3.After the PHOTO recording, PHOTO mode is canceled.
  • Page 53: 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. Unintended rotation may cause damage to the inside of the hinge that connects the LCD screen to the Camcorder. 1.
  • Page 54: Lighting Techniques

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording Lighting Techniques When you use your camcorder, there are two main situations. You will be recording outdoors (Normal recording or use of a ND (Neutral Density) filter). You will be recording indoors (Video light recommended or required). The single greatest influence on picture quality is the level of brightness, measured in lux.
  • Page 55: To Watch With Lcd

    ENGLISH Playing back a Ta p e To watch a tape you recorded. Playback function works in PLAYER mode only. There are two ways to watch a tape; To watch with LCD : recommended for outdoor use. To watch with TV monitor : recommended for indoor use. To watch with LCD It is practical to view a tape using the LCD in a car or outdoors.
  • Page 56: Playback

    ENGLISH Playing back a Ta p e Playback You can play the recorded tape in PLAYER mode. 1.Use the TV/VIDEO button to select VIDEO on your TV. - If you are connecting the camera to a VCR, set the input selector on the VCR to LINE. 2.Connect a power source(battery or AC Power Adaptor) to the camcorder.
  • Page 57: Various Functions In Player Mode

    ENGLISH Playing back a Ta p e Various Functions in PLAYER mode The PLAY, STOP, FF, REW, STILL buttons are located on the camcorder and the Remote Control. The SLOW and F.ADV(Frame advance) buttons are located on the Remote Control only. To view a STILL picture (Playback pause) Press (STILL) button during playback or slow playback.
  • Page 58 ENGLISH IEEE 1394 Data Tr a n s f e r Transferring IEEE1394(i.LINK)-DV standard data and connection Connection with DV device Connection with other DV standard products. DV standard connecting is quite simple. If a product has a DV port, you can trans- 4Pin Type 6Pin Type fer data by connecting to the port with a proper cable.
  • Page 59 ENGLISH IEEE 1394 Data Tr a n s f e r • System requirements CPU : faster Intel ® Pentium II 350Mhz compatible, APPLE ® Power Mac Operating system : Windows ® 98SE, ME, NT, Mac OS Main memory : more than 64 MB RAM HDD : 20 MB free hard disk space and Ultra-wide SCSI type HDD recommended IEEE1394 add-on card or built in IEEE1394 card Recording with DV connecting cable...
  • Page 60: Rs-232c Data Transfer (scd60 Only)

    ENGLISH RS-232C Data Transfer (SCD60 only) Transferring RS-232C (DV-CAPTURE) data and Connection The RS-232C (DV-CAPTURE) function lets you easily transfer still images to PC without other optional add-on cards. If you want to transfer data to PC, you must install the software (Photoland RS) supplied with the camcorder.
  • Page 61 ENGLISH RS-232C Data Transfer (SCD60 only) Connection with PC Make sure that your camcorder, PC, and peripherals are switched off before you connect the RS-232C cable. 1.Connect RS-232C cable into the 9pin connector (COM port) on the back panel of your PC.
  • Page 62 ENGLISH RS-232C Data Transfer (SCD60 only) Transferring Images to PC You can use the RS-232C transfer function in both CAMERA mode and PLAYER mode. In CAMERA mode You can not transfer an image during Edit search mode and recording mode or in PHOTO and GHOST mode.
  • Page 63: After Finishing A Recording

    ENGLISH M a i n t e n a n c e After finishing a recording At the end of a recording you must remove the power source . Recording with the Battery Pack and leaving the pack on the camcorder can reduce the life span of the battery. After completing a recording 1.
  • Page 64: Cleaning And Maintaining The Camcorder

    ENGLISH M a i n t e n a n c e Cleaning and Maintaining the Camcorder Cleaning the viewfinder • Releasing the Eyecup 1. Pull the VIEWFINDER up and then turn two screws counter-clockwise. 2. Pull EYECUP out. 3. Clean the EYECUP and the VIEWFINDER screen with a soft cloth and cotton swab or a blower.
  • Page 65: Using Your Camcorder Abroad

    ENGLISH Using Your Camcorder A b r o a d Each country or area has its own electric and TV color system. Before using your camcorder abroad, check the following points. Power sources You can use your camcorder in any country or area with the supplied AC Power Adaptor within 100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz. Use a commercially available AC plug Adaptor, if necessary, depending on the design of the local wall outlet.
  • Page 66: Troubleshooting

    ENGLISH Tr o u b l e s h o o t i n g Troubleshooting Before contacting a service center, perform the following simple checks. They may save you the time and expense of an unnecessary call. Self Diagnosis Display B l i n k i n g Display Informs that...
  • Page 67 ENGLISH Tr o u b l e s h o o t i n g If these instructions do not allow you to solve the problem, contact your nearest authorized service center. S y m p t o m E x p l a n a t i o n / S o l u t i o n You cannot switch the Check the battery pack or the AC Power Adaptor.
  • Page 68 -7.5 dBs (600 terminated) FF/REW time Approx. 160 sec. (using DVM60 tape) Viewfinder SCD60 : 0.44” color LCD; SCD55 : 0.24” EVF 2.5´´ high resolution color TFT LCD (112,320 pixels) Lens F1.6 22x (Optical), 440x (Digital) Electronic zoom lens Built-in MIC...
  • Page 69: Index

    ENGLISH I N D E X - A - - N - AUDIO MODE ..................44 NEGA ....................40 ND FILTER ................... 54 - B - NTSC ....................65 BATTERY PACK .................. 25 - P - B/W ...................... 40 PAL ....................... 65 - C - PHOTO ....................
  • Page 70: Warranty

    LIMITED WARRANTY SAMSUNG Electronics America Inc. (SEA), warrants that this product is free from defective material and workmanship. SEA further warrants that if product fails to operate properly within the specified warranty period and the failure is due to improper workmanship or defective material, SEA will repair or replace the product at it’s option.
  • Page 71 THIS CAMCORDER IS MANUFACTURED BY: SAMSUNG Electronics America Inc. 105 Challenger Road, Ridgefield Park N.J 07660-0511 Tel: 1-800-SAMSUNG (1-800-726-7864) *Samsung Electronics’Internet Home Page United States http://www.sosimple.com AD68-00248H...

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