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ENGLISH
Digital Video Camcorder
VP-D371(i)/D371W(i)/
D372WH(i)/D375W(i)/
D975W(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.
Use only approved battery packs.
Otherwise, there is a danger of overheating, fire or explosion.
Samsung is not responsible for problems occurring due to
using unapproved batteries.
VP-D371(i)/D371W(i)/
D372WH(i)/D375W(i)/
D975W(i)
AF
CCD
LCD
AD68-01227S

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  • Page 1 Before operating the unit, please read this Instruction Book thoroughly, and retain it for future reference. Use only approved battery packs. Otherwise, there is a danger of overheating, fire or explosion. Samsung is not responsible for problems occurring due to using unapproved batteries. AD68-01227S...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    ENGLISH Contents Notes and Safety Instructions ..........5 ..............5 Getting to Know Your Camcorder ........7 ..............7 Features .............................7 ............................7 Accessories Supplied with Camcorder..................8 ......................8 Front & Left View ........................9 ..........................9 Left Side View ..........................10 ............................10 Right & Top View........................11 ........................11 Rear & Bottom View ........................12 ........................12 Remote Control (VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i) only) ..............13 VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i) ..................13...
  • Page 3 VOICE + Function........................67 ...........................68 Audio Effect..........................68 AV In/Out VP-D371i/D371Wi/D372WHi/D375Wi/D975Wi ........69 Setting the AV In/Out (VP-D371i/D371Wi/D372WHi/D375Wi/D975Wi only) ......69 ..................70 Connection ................70 ..................70 Copying a Camcorder Tape onto a Video Tape ..............70 Recording (Copying) a TV Programme or Video Tape onto a Camcorder Tape VP-D371i/D371Wi/D372WHi/D375Wi/D975Wi ............71...
  • Page 4 IEEE 1394 .............91 Transferring IEEE1394 (i.LINK)-DV Standard Data Connections ..........91 IEEE1394 (i.LINK)-DV ................91 ...........91 ............91 ......................91 ........................91 .......................91 ........................91 VP-D371i/D371Wi/D372WHi/D375Wi/D975Wi ..92 .............92 VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i) ......93 USB Interface (VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i) only) ....93 .........................93 Using USB Interface ........................93 ..................93 ............93 ..................93 ..............93 ........................93 .......................93 .....................94...
  • Page 5: 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 6 Unauthorized copying of copyrighted material may be against the law. All the trade names and registered trademarks mentioned in this manual Samsung or other documentation provided with your Samsung product are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. Servicing & Replacement Parts Do not attempt to service this Camcorder yourself.
  • Page 7: Getting To Know Your Camcorder

    ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder Features Digital Data Transfer Function with IEEE1394 IEEE1394 By incorporating the IEEE 1394 (i.LINK™: i.LINK is a serial data transfer IEEE 1394 i.LINK™ i.LINK protocol and interconnectivity system, used to transmit DV data) high speed data transport port, both moving and photo images can be transferred to a PC, making it possible to produce or edit various images.
  • Page 8: Accessories Supplied With Camcorder

    10. Lens Cover Strap (VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i) only) VP-D375W(i)/ 9. Lens Cover D975W(i) 10. Lens Cover Strap VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i) [ Notes ] The contents can vary depending on the sales region. Parts and accessories are available at your local Samsung dealer and service centre.
  • Page 9: Front & Left View

    ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder Front & Left View (VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i) only) & & Lens Remote Sensor (VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i) only) VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i) Light (VP-D372WH(i)/D375W(i)/D975W(i) only) VP-D372WH(i)/D375W(i)/D975W(i) TAPE EJECT Switch EASY.Q EASY.Q Button page 35 Function Buttons <Player> <Camera> <M.Player> VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i) Button <Player> <Camera>...
  • Page 10: Left Side View

    ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder Left Side View (VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i) only) 1. Q.MENU Button page 20 1. Q.MENU 2. [ / ] (W / T) Button 2. [ / ] (W / T) W (… … ) T († † ) W (…...
  • Page 11: Right & Top View

    ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder Right & Top View & & 1. Zoom Lever Jacks 2. PHOTO Button page 59 2. PHOTO VP-D371(i) VP-D371(i) 3. DISPLAY Button /D371W(i)/ /D371W(i)/ IEEE1394 AV Jack IEEE1394 4. MENU Button D372WH(i) D372WH(i) 4. MENU 5.
  • Page 12: Rear & Bottom View

    ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder Rear & Bottom View (VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i) only) 1. Lithium Battery Cover 2. Charging Indicator 3. Memory Card Slot (VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i) only) VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i) 4. Tripod Receptacle 5. Battery Release Switch Usable Memory Cards VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i) only VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i) MMC/SD MMC/SD...
  • Page 13: Remote Control (vp-d375w(i)/d975w(i) Only)

    ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder Remote Control (VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i) only) VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i) & & 1. PHOTO Button page 59 10. œ œ / √ √ (Direction) Button 1. PHOTO 10. œ œ / √ √ page 61 2. START/STOP Button 2. START/STOP 11.
  • Page 14: Preparation

    ENGLISH Preparation Using the Hand Strap & Lens Cover 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...
  • Page 15: Lithium Battery Installation

    ENGLISH Preparation Lithium Battery Installation Lithium Battery Installation for the Internal Clock 1. Remove the Battery Pack from the rear of the Camcorder. 2. Open the Lithium Battery Cover on the rear of the Camcorder. 3. Position the Lithium Battery in the Lithium Battery Holder, with the positive ( terminal face up.
  • Page 16: Using The Lithium Ion Battery Pack

    ENGLISH Preparation Using the Lithium Ion Battery Pack Use SB-LSM80 or SB-LSM160 Battery Pack only. SB-LSM80 SB-LSM160 The Battery Pack may be charged a little at the time of purchase. Charging the Lithium Ion Battery Pack 1. Turn the [Power] switch Blinking time Charging rate [Power]...
  • Page 17 ENGLISH Preparation The amount of continuous recording time available depends on; - The type and capacity of the Battery Pack you are using. - Ambient temperature. - How often the Zoom function is used. - Type of use (Camcorder/Camera/With LCD Screen etc.). It is recommended that you have several batteries available.
  • Page 18 SAMSUNG recording times given in the instructions. It is recommended you use the original Battery Pack that is available at SAMSUNG retailer. When the Battery reaches the end of its life, please contact your local dealer. The batteries have to be dealt with as chemical waste.
  • Page 19: 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: used for indoor recording. - The Battery Pack: used for outdoor recording. Using a Household Power Source Connect to a household power source to use the Camcorder without having to worry about the battery power.
  • Page 20: Using The Quick Menu

    ENGLISH Preparation Using the QUICK MENU QUICK MENU is used to access camcorder functions by [Q.MENU] using the [Q.MENU] button. QUICK MENU provides easier access to frequently used [MENU] menus without using the [MENU] button. Functions available using the QUICK MENU are as below: Q.MENU Camera Mode Setting the Back Light Compensation (BLC) page 57...
  • Page 21: Osd (on Screen Display) In Camera/player Modes

    31 Warning Indicator page 103 32. DV IN (DV data transfer mode) page 92 00:00 1.JAN.2007 (VP-D371i/D371Wi/D372WHi/D375Wi/D975Wi only) 32. DV 33. AV IN page 69 (VP-D371i/D371Wi/D372WHi/ VP-D371i/D371Wi/D372WHi/D375Wi/D975Wi D375Wi/D975Wi only) 33. AV VP-D371i/D371Wi/D372WHi/D375Wi/D975Wi 34. Voice+ Indicator page 67 34. Voice+ 35. Audio Dubbing...
  • Page 22: Osd (on Screen Display) In M.cam/m.player Modes (vp-d375w(i)/d975w(i) Only)

    ENGLISH Preparation OSD (On Screen Display) in M.Cam/M.Player Modes (VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i) only) M.Cam/M.Player VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i) 1. Photo Quality OSD in M.Cam Mode OSD in M.Player Mode page 74 2. CARD (Memory Card) Indicator 3. Image Counter (Total 2/46 Slide number of recordable 3 min 800X600 photo images)
  • Page 23: Initial Setting : System Menu Setting

    ENGLISH Initial Setting : System Menu Setting Setting the Clock (Clock Set) Clock setup works in <Camera>/<Player>/ <Camera>/<Player>/<M.Cam> <M.Cam>/<M.Player> modes. page 19 Camera Mode /<M.Player> √System The Date/Time is automatically recorded onto a tape. Clock Set Before recording, please set the <Date/Time>. <Date/Time>0 √On Remote...
  • Page 24: Setting The Wireless Remote Control Acceptance (remote) (vp-d375w(i)/d975w(i) Only)

    ENGLISH Initial Setting : System Menu Setting Setting the Wireless Remote Control Acceptance (Remote) (VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i) only) VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i) The Remote function works in <Camera>/<Player>/<M.Cam>/ <Camera>/<Player>/<M.Cam>/<M.Player> <M.Player> modes. page 19 The Remote function allows you to enable or disable the remote control for use with the Camcorder. 1.
  • Page 25: Setting The Beep Sound (beep Sound)

    ENGLISH Initial Setting : System Menu Setting Setting the Beep Sound (Beep Sound) The Beep Sound function works in <Camera>/<Player>/<M.Cam>/ <Camera>/<Player>/<M.Cam>/<M.Player> <M.Player> modes. page 19 You can turn the Beep Sound on or off, when on, each press of a button sounds a beep.
  • Page 26: Setting The Shutter Sound (shutter Sound) (vp-d375w(i)/d975w(i) Only)

    ENGLISH Initial Setting : System Menu Setting Setting the Shutter Sound (Shutter Sound) (VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i) only) VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i) The Shutter Sound function works in <Camera>/<Player>/<M.Cam> <Camera>/<Player>/<M.Cam> modes. page 19 You can turn the Shutter Sound on or off, when on, with each press [PHOTO] of the [PHOTO] button, the Shutter will sound.
  • Page 27: Selecting The Osd Language (language)

    ENGLISH Initial Setting : System Menu Setting Selecting the OSD Language (Language) The Language function works in <Camera>/<Player>/<M.Cam>/ <Camera>/<Player>/<M.Cam>/<M.Player> <M.Player> modes. page 19 You can select the desired language to display the menu screen and the messages. [Power] [CAMERA] 1. Set the [Power] switch to [CAMERA] or [PLAYER]. [PLAYER] 2.
  • Page 28: Viewing The Demonstration (demonstration)

    Select MENU Exit The Demonstration function is automatically activated when the Camcorder is left idle for SAMSUNG Camcorder is... <Camera> more than 10 minutes after switching to the <Camera> mode (if no tape is inserted in the 34x Optical Zoom Camcorder).
  • Page 29: Initial Setting : Display Menu Setting

    ENGLISH Initial Setting : Display Menu Setting Adjusting the LCD Screen (LCD Bright/LCD Colour) / LCD Adjusting the LCD Screen works in <Camera>/<Player>/<M.Cam>/ <Camera>/<Player>/<M.Cam>/<M.Player> <M.Player> modes. page 19 Your Camcorder is equipped with a 2.5 inch (VP-D371(i) only) / 2.7 VP-D371(i)) / 2.7 inch wide (VP-D371W(i)/D372WH(i)/D375W(i)/D975W(i) only) colour D371W(i)/D372WH(i)/D375W(i)/D975W(i))
  • Page 30: Displaying The Date/time (date/time)

    ENGLISH Initial Setting : Display Menu Setting Displaying the Date/Time (Date/Time) The Date/Time function works in <Camera>/<Player>/<M.Cam>/ <Camera>/<Player>/<M.Cam>/<M.Player> <M.Player> modes. page 19 The date and time are automatically recorded on a special data area of the tape. [Power] [CAMERA] 1. Set the [Power] switch to [CAMERA] or [PLAYER]. [PLAYER] 2.
  • Page 31: Lcd Lcd / Lcd

    ENGLISH Initial Setting : Display Menu Setting Setting the TV Display (TV Display) The TV Display function works in <Camera>/<Player>/<M.Cam>/ <Camera>/<Player>/<M.Cam>/<M.Player> <M.Player> modes. page 19 You can select the output path of the OSD (On Screen Display). - <Off>: The OSD appears in the LCD Screen and Viewfinder only. - <Off>...
  • Page 32: Basic Recording

    ENGLISH Basic Recording Using the Viewfinder You can view pictures through the viewfinder to avoid running down the battery, or to see correct images when the picture on the LCD screen is poor. In the [PLAYER] mode, the Viewfinder will work [PLAYER] when the LCD Screen is closed.
  • Page 33: Various Recording Techniques

    ENGLISH Basic Recording Various Recording Techniques In some situations different recording techniques may be required. 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 34: Making Your First Recording

    ENGLISH Basic Recording Making your First Recording 1. Connect a power source to the Camcorder. page 19 (A Battery pack or a AC Power adapter) Insert a cassette. page 32 2. Remove the Lens Cover. 3. Set the [Power] switch to [Power] [CAMERA].
  • Page 35: Recording With Ease For Beginners (easy.q Mode)

    ENGLISH Basic Recording Recording with Ease for Beginners (EASY.Q Mode) The EASY.Q function works only in <Camera> mode. page 19 <Camera> The EASY.Q function allows a beginner to easily make good recordings. [Power] [CAMERA]0 1. Set the [Power] switch to [CAMERA]. [Mode] [TAPE] 2.
  • Page 36: Reviewing And Searching A Recording (rec Search)

    ENGLISH Basic Recording Reviewing and Searching a Recording (REC SEARCH) The REC SEARCH function works only in <Camera> mode. <Camera> page 19 STBY Used to review previously recorded images or to find a point to record a new image in the STBY mode. (REC SEARCH) Record Search (REC SEARCH) [Start/Stop]...
  • Page 37: Searching Quickly For A Desired Scene (setting The Zero Memory)

    ENGLISH Basic Recording Searching quickly for a desired scene (Setting the ZERO MEMORY) (VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i) only) VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i) The ZERO MEMORY function works in both <Camera> and <Camera> <Player> <Player> modes. page 19 You can mark a point on a tape that you want to return to following playback.
  • Page 38: Self Record Using The Remote Control (setting The Self Timer) (vp-d375w(i)/d975w(i) Only)

    ENGLISH Basic Recording Self Record using the Remote Control (Setting the Self Timer) (VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i) only) VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i) The SELF TIMER function works only in <Camera> mode. <Camera> page 19 When you use the SELF TIMER function on the remote control, the recording begins automatically in 10 seconds.
  • Page 39: Zooming In And Out

    ENGLISH Basic Recording Zooming In and Out The Zoom function works in both <Camera> and <M.Cam> modes. <Camera> <M.Cam> page 19 Zooming is a recording technique that lets you change the size of the subject in a scene. You can zoom using variable zoom speeds. Use these features for different shots.
  • Page 40: Using The Fade In And Out

    ENGLISH Basic Recording Using the Fade In and Out The Fade function works only in <Camera> <Camera> mode. page 19 STBY 0:00:05 You can give your recording a 60min professional look by using special effects such as fade in at the beginning of a sequence or fade out at the end of a sequence.
  • Page 41: Using The Colour Nite (colour Nite)

    ENGLISH Basic Recording Using the COLOUR NITE (COLOUR NITE) COLOUR NITE function works only in <Camera> mode. page 19 <Camera> You can take a shot of an object in slow motion by controlling the shutter speed, or a brighter image in dark places without a compromise in colours.
  • Page 42: Using The Light (vp-d372wh(i)/d375w(i)/d975w(i) Only)

    ENGLISH Basic Recording Using the LIGHT (VP-D372WH(i)/D375W(i)/D975W(i) only) VP-D372WH(i)/D375W(i)/D975W(i) LIGHT function works only in <Camera> mode. page 19 <Camera> The LIGHT enables you to record a subjects in dark places without sacrificing colour. The LIGHT can be used with the COLOUR NITE function only. 16:9 Please disable 16:9 Wide mode to use this function.
  • Page 43: Advanced Recording

    The Record Mode function works in both <Camera> and <Player> (DV IN or AV <Camera> <Player> DV IN AV IN ( VP-D371i/ IN (VP-D371i/D371Wi/D372WHi/D375Wi/D975Wi only)) modes page 19 D371Wi/D372WHi/D375Wi/D975Wi) This Camcorder records and plays back in SP (standard play) mode and in LP (long play) mode.
  • Page 44: Cutting Off Wind Noise (windcut Plus)

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording Cutting Off Wind Noise (WindCut Plus) (WindCut Plus) The WindCut Plus function works in both <Camera> and <Player> <Camera> <Player> (Audio dubbing) modes. page 19 Use the WindCut Plus when recording in windy places such as the beach or near buildings.
  • Page 45: Selecting The Real Stereo Function

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording Selecting the Real Stereo Function The Real Stereo function works only in <Camera> <Camera> mode. page 19 Real Stereo enhances the left and right input signals when using the internal microphone. 1. Set the [Power] switch to [CAMERA]. [Power] [CAMERA] [PLAYER]...
  • Page 46: Setting The Shutter Speed & Exposure

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording Setting the Shutter Speed & Exposure The Shutter Speed function works only in <Camera> mode. page 19 <Camera> The Exposure function works in both <Camera> and <M.Cam> modes. <Camera> <M.Cam> page 19 The Shutter Speed and Exposure functions can be set in the QUICK MENU. 1.
  • Page 47: Auto Focus / Manual Focus

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording Auto Focus / Manual Focus The Auto Focus/Manual Focus function works <Camera> in both <Camera> and <M.Cam> modes. <M.Cam> page 19 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 48: 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. page 19 <Camera> 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.
  • Page 49 ENGLISH Advanced Recording Setting the Program AE [Power] [CAMERA]0 1. Set the [Power] switch to [CAMERA]. Camera Mode [Mode] [TAPE] 2. Set the [Mode] switch to [TAPE]. √Camera (VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i) only) VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i)) Program AE √Auto √Auto White Balance 3. Press the [MENU] button. √Off Visual Effect [MENU]...
  • Page 50: Setting The White Balance

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording Setting the White Balance The White Balance function works in both <Camera> and <M.Cam> <Camera> <M.Cam> modes. page 19 The White Balance is a recording function that preserves the unique image colour of the object in any recording condition. <Auto ( )>...
  • Page 51 ENGLISH Advanced Recording 6. Press the [… … / † † ] button to select the desired [… … / † † ] <Auto>/ Camera Mode mode <Auto>, <Indoor>, <Outdoor> or <Indoor>/<Outdoor> <Custom WB> Back <Custom WB>, then press the [OK] button. [OK] Program AE To explain about the Custom WB:...
  • Page 52: Applying Visual Effects

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording Applying Visual Effects The Visual Effect function works only in <Camera> mode. page 19 <Camera> The Visual Effects enable you to give a creative look to your recording. Select the appropriate Visual Effect for the type of picture that you wish to record and the effect you wish to create.
  • Page 53 ENGLISH Advanced Recording Selecting the Visual Effects [Power] [CAMERA]0 1. Set the [Power] switch to [CAMERA]. Camera Mode √Camera 2. Set the [Mode] switch to [TAPE]. √Auto [Mode] [TAPE] Program AE √Auto White Balance (VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i) only) VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i)) Visual Effect √Off 16:9 Wide √On 3.
  • Page 54: Setting The 16:9 Wide Mode

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording Setting the 16:9 Wide mode 16:9 The 16:9 Wide function works only in <Camera> 16:9 <Camera> mode. page 19 Camera Mode √Camera Recordings in 16:9 Wide will play back naturally only 16:9 16:9 Program AE √Auto when the TV supports 16:9 aspect ratio. √Auto White Balance 16:9 Wide is set as a default option for VP-D371W(i)/...
  • Page 55: Using The Tele Macro (macro)

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording Using the Tele Macro (Macro) Tele Macro function works in both <Camera> and <M.Cam> mode. <Camera> <M.Cam> page 19 19.7 ~ 100 39.4 Effective focal distance in Tele Macro mode is 50 Cm (19.7 inches) ~ 100 Cm (39.4 inches). [Power] [CAMERA]0 1.
  • Page 56: Setting The Digital Image Stabilizer (dis)

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording Setting the Digital Image Stabilizer (DIS) (DIS) The DIS function works only in <Camera> mode. page 19 <Camera> DIS (Digital 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 (Digital Zoom is not available in the DIS mode.)
  • Page 57: Using Back Light Compensation Mode (blc)

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording Using Back Light Compensation Mode (BLC) (BLC) BLC works in both <Camera> and <M.Cam> <Camera> <M.Cam> modes. page 19 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 <BLC Off>...
  • Page 58: Zooming In And Out With Digital Zoom (digital Zoom)

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording Zooming In and Out with Digital Zoom (Digital Zoom) Maximum Digital Zoom works only in <Camera> mode. page 19 <Camera> Zooming more than 34x(VP-D371(i)/D371W(i)/D372WH(i)/D375W(i) 34X( VP-D371(i)/D371W(i)/D372WH(i)/D375W(i)), 26X( only), 26x(VP-D975W(i) only) is achieved digitally, up to 1200x when VP-D975W(i)) combined with optical zoom.
  • Page 59: Still Image Recording

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording Still Image Recording Still image recording works only in <Camera> mode. <Camera> page 19 A tape must be inserted as still images are recorded on a 16:9 tape. Please disable 16:9 Wide mode to use this function. [Power] [CAMERA]0 page 54...
  • Page 60: Playing Back A Tape On The Lcd Screen

    ENGLISH Playback Playing Back a Tape on the LCD Screen The Playback function and speaker works only in <Player> mode. page 19 <Player> You can monitor the playback picture on the LCD Screen. 1. Set the [Power] switch to [PLAYER]. 2.
  • Page 61: Various Functions While In Player Mode

    ENGLISH Playback Various Functions while in Player Mode This function works only in <Player> mode. page 19 <Player> The [PLAY], [STILL], [STOP], [FF] and [REW] buttons are located on [PLAY] / / [STILL] / / [STOP] / / [FF] the Camcorder and the remote control. (VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i) only) [REW] The [F.ADV] (Frame advance), [X2] and [SLOW] buttons are located VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i))
  • Page 62 ENGLISH Playback Frame Advance (To play back frame by frame) VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i) (VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i) only) [F.ADV] Press the [F.ADV] button on the remote control while in still mode. [F.ADV] œ - Video sequence advances frame by frame each time you press the [F.ADV] button. - F.ADV - The F.ADV function works in still mode only.
  • Page 63: Audio Dubbing (vp-d375w(i)/d975w(i) Only)

    You can add sound to the original sound on a pre-recorded tape recorded in SP mode with 12bit sound. Use the internal microphone or other audio equipment. (VP-D371i/D371Wi/D372WHi/D375Wi/D975Wi only) VP-D371i/D371Wi/D372WHi/D375Wi/D975Wi) The original sound will not be erased. 1. Set the [Power] switch to [PLAYER].
  • Page 64: Dubbed Audio Playback

    ENGLISH Playback Dubbed Audio Playback The dubbed Audio Playback function works only in <Player> mode. <Player> page 19 1. Set the [Power] switch to [PLAYER]. Player Mode [Power] [PLAYER] √Tape 2. Set the [Mode] switch to [TAPE]. Photo Search (VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i) only) Photo Copy [Mode] [TAPE]...
  • Page 65: Tape Playback On Tv Screen

    ENGLISH Playback Tape Playback on TV Screen The Playback function works only in <Player> mode. page 19 <Player> Playing back on a TV Monitor Camcorder To play back a tape, the television must be PAL compatible. page 101 Audio/Video We recommend that you use the AC Cable Power adapter as the power source for the Camcorder.
  • Page 66 ENGLISH Playback Connecting to a TV which has no Audio/Video Input Jacks You can connect your Camcorder to a TV Camcorder through a VCR. 1. Connect the Camcorder to your VCR Audio/Video VCR0 with the Audio/Video Cable. Cable The yellow jack: Video Audio(L) The white jack: Audio(L) - Mono Audio(R)
  • Page 67: Voice + Function

    ENGLISH Playback VOICE + Function VOICE The Voice+ function works only in <Player> Voice <Player> mode. page 19 When you want to play back or record a tape- Camcorder recorded movie on other AV device, you can transfer the voice sound incoming from the Audio/Video internal microphone of your camcorder, instead of Cable...
  • Page 68: Voice

    ENGLISH Playback Audio Effect Audio Effect function works only in <Player> mode. page 19 <Player> Audio Effect provides various playback effects to audio signals stored on a tape. [Power] [PLAYER] 1. Set the [Power] switch to [PLAYER]. [Mode] [TAPE] 2. Set the [Mode] switch to [TAPE]. (VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i) only) VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i)) 3.
  • Page 69: Setting The Av In/out (vp-d371i/d371wi/d372whi/d375wi/d975wi Only)

    ENGLISH Playback Setting the AV In/Out (VP-D371i/D371Wi/D372WHi/D375Wi/D975Wi only) AV In/Out VP-D371i/D371Wi/D372WHi/D375Wi/D975Wi AV In/Out function works only in <Player> mode. page 19 AV In/Out <Player> AV In/Out setting enables you to record signals from external sources AV In/Out and display it on LCD Screen. Also, you can send your video or image to external devices to record or play back.
  • Page 70: Connection

    ENGLISH Connection Copying a Camcorder Tape onto a Video Tape The copying function works only in <Player> <Player> Mode. page 19 Connect your Camcorder to a VCR using Camcorder the AV jack to copy the recording from a camcorder tape onto a VCR tape. Audio/Video Set the <AV In/Out>...
  • Page 71: Recording (copying) A Tv Programme Or Video Tape Onto A Camcorder Tape (vp-d371i/d371wi/d372whi/d375wi/d975wi Only)

    ENGLISH Connection Recording (Copying) a TV Programme or Video Tape onto a Camcorder Tape (VP-D371i/D371Wi/D372WHi/D375Wi/D975Wi only) VP-D371i/D371Wi/D372WHi/D375Wi/D975Wi The Recording (Copying) function works <Player> only in <Player> Mode. page 19 Connect your Camcorder to a VCR or a Camcorder TV using the AV jack to record a TV...
  • Page 72: Digital Still Camera Mode (vp-d375w(i)/d975w(i) Only)

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode (VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i) only) VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i)) Using a Memory Card (Usable Memory Card) (not supplied) This camcorder can use SD memory cards and MMC (Multi Media Cards). Terminals Some cards are not compatible according to the Protection memory card manufacturer and memory card type. The Memory Card stores and manages images Label recorded by the Camcorder.
  • Page 73: Structure Of Folders And Files On The Memory Card

    Save important images RS MMC Mini SD separately. Samsung is not responsible for data loss due to misuse. RS-MMC or Mini SD should be inserted by using the Adaptor (not supplied). M.Cam M.Player 16:9 In M.Cam or M.Player mode, the 16:9 wide mode is not supported.
  • Page 74: Selecting The Photo Quality

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i)) (VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i) only) Selecting the Photo Quality Photo Quality function works in both <Player> and <M.Cam> modes. <Player> <M.Cam> page 19 You can select the quality of a photo image to be recorded. Select the Image Quality 1.
  • Page 75: Selecting The Recording Photo Size (vp-d975w(i) Only)

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i)) (VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i) only) Selecting the recording Photo Size (VP-D975W(i) only) VP-D975W(i) Photo Size function works only in <M.Cam> mode. <M.Cam> page 19 You can set the photo image size to meet your needs. 1. Set the [Power] switch to the [CAMERA]. [Power] [CAMERA] 2.
  • Page 76: Setting The File Number

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i)) (VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i) only) Setting the File Number File Number setting works only in <M.Cam> mode. page 19 <M.Cam> File Numbers are given to images in the order they were recorded when they are stored on the Memory Card. File numbers may be set as follows: - <Series>...
  • Page 77: Taking A Photo Image (jpeg) On The Memory Card

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i)) (VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i) only) Taking a Photo Image (JPEG) on the Memory Card (JPEG) You may take photo images while in <M.Cam> mode and store the <M.Cam> images on the Memory Card. page 19 You can take photo images using the remote control. Audio will not be recorded with a photo image onto the Memory Card.
  • Page 78: Viewing Photo Images (jpeg)

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i)) (VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i) only) Viewing Photo Images (JPEG) (JPEG) This function works only in <M.Player> mode. page 19 <M.Player> You can play back and view photo images recorded on the Memory Card. Be sure that the <M.Play Select> is set to <Photo> in the Menu. page 85 <M.Play Select>...
  • Page 79: Protection From Accidental Erasure

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i)) (VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i) only) Protection from accidental Erasure The Protection function works only in <M.Player> mode. page 19 <M.Player> You can protect important images from accidental erasure. If you format the Camcorder, all images including protected images will be erased.
  • Page 80: Deleting Photo Images And Moving Images

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode (VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i) only) VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i)) Deleting Photo Images and Moving Images The Delete function works only in <M.Player> mode. page 19 <M.Player> You can erase the photo images and moving images recorded on the Memory Card. If you want to delete protected images, you must first deactivate the image protection.
  • Page 81 ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i)) (VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i) only) Deleting All Images at Once M.Player Mode 2/46 Steps from 1 to 5 are the same as described in Back M.Play Select page 80. Delete [… … / † † ] <Delete All> Delete All 6.
  • Page 82: Formatting A Memory Card

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode (VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i) only) VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i)) Formatting a Memory Card The Format function works only in <M.Player> mode. page 19 <M.Player> You can use the Format functions to completely delete all images and options on the Memory Card, including protected images. The Format function restores the Memory Card to its initial state.
  • Page 83: Recording Moving Images (mpeg) On A Memory Card

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode (VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i) only) VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i)) Recording Moving Images (MPEG) on a Memory Card (MPEG) You may record moving images while in <M.Cam> <M.Cam> mode and store the images on a Memory Card. page 19 You can record moving images with audio on a 720X5760 Memory Card.
  • Page 84 ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i)) (VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i) only) [ Notes ] Up tp 2000 MPEG files can be stored on a memory card. MPEG 2,000 MPEG files (Moving images) can be recorded up to 2 GB per a MPEG 2GB0 moving file.
  • Page 85: Playing The Moving Images (mpeg) On A Memory Card (m.play Select)

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode (VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i) only) VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i)) Playing the Moving Images (MPEG) on a Memory Card (M.Play Select) (MPEG) M.Play The Moving Images Playback function works only in <M. Player> mode. page 19 <M. Player> You can play the moving images on a Memory Card. The playback picture will be of higher quality if it is viewed on a PC rather than on a TV.
  • Page 86: Recording Photo Image From A Cassette

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i)) (VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i) only) Recording Photo Image from a Cassette This function works only in <Player> mode. page 19 <Player> You can capture a frame on a tape and save it as a Photo on a Memory Card.
  • Page 87: Copying Still Images From A Cassette To A Memory Card (photo Copy)

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i)) (VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i) only) Copying Still Images from a Cassette to a Memory Card (Photo Copy) The Photo Copy function works only in <Player> <Player> mode. page 19 Player Mode √Tape You can copy all still images recorded with the Photo Search Photo function from the cassette to a Memory Card.
  • Page 88: Marking Images For Printing (print Mark)

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode (VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i) only) VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i)) Marking Images for Printing (Print Mark) The Print Mark function works only in <M.Player> mode. page 19 <M.Player> This Camcorder supports the DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) print format. DPOF You can automatically print images recorded on a Memory Card with a DPOF printer supporting DPOF.
  • Page 89: Pictbridge Tm (vp-d375w(i)/d975w(i) Only)

    ENGLISH PictBridge (VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i) only) PictBridge VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i) Printing Your Pictures – Using the PictBridge – PictBridge PictBridge function works only in <M.Player> mode. page 19 PictBridge <M.Player> By connecting the Camcorder to printers with PictBridge support PictBridge (sold separately), you can send images from the Memory Card directly to the printer with a few simple operations.
  • Page 90 ENGLISH PictBridge VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i) PictBridge (VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i) only) Selecting Images 2/46 1. In the <PictBridge> settings menu, press the [œ œ œ œ /√ √ √ √ M.Player Mode [œ œ œ œ /√ √ √ √ (REV/ <PictBridge> (REV/FWD)] buttons to select an image to print. FWD)] Print Setting the Number of Prints...
  • Page 91: Ieee 1394 Data Transfer

    ENGLISH IEEE 1394 Data Transfer IEEE 1394 Transferring IEEE1394 (i.LINK)-DV Standard Data Connections IEEE1394 (i.LINK)-DV Connecting to a DV Device (DVD Recorder, Camcorder, etc.) Connecting to other standard DV 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 92: Dv Vp-d371i/d371wi/d372whi/d375wi/d975wi

    ENGLISH IEEE 1394 Data Transfer IEEE 1394 Recording with a DV Connection Cable (VP-D371i/D371Wi/D372WHi/D375Wi/D975Wi only) VP-D371i/D371Wi/D372WHi/D375Wi/D975Wi 1. Set the [Power] switch to [PLAYER]. [Power] [PLAYER] 2. Set the [Mode] switch to [TAPE]. (VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i) only) [Mode] [TAPE] 3. Connect the DV cable (not supplied) from the...
  • Page 93: Usb Interface (vp-d375w(i)/d975w(i) Only)

    ENGLISH USB Interface (VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i) only) VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i) Using USB Interface Transferring a Digital Image through a USB Connection The Camcorder supports both USB 1.1 and 2.0 standards. USB 1.1 (Depends on the PC specification) You can transfer a recorded file on a Memory Card to your PC via a USB connection.
  • Page 94: Selecting The Usb Device (usb Connect)

    ENGLISH USB Interface (VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i) only) VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i) Selecting the USB Device (USB Connect) USB Connect function works only in <M.Player> mode. page 19 <M.Player> Using the USB cable, you can connect your Camcorder to a computer to copy your moving images and photo images from the Memory Card, or to a printer to print your images.
  • Page 95: Installing Dv Media Pro Program

    - Connect a Camcorder to your PC to complete the DV Driver installation. 1) This function works only in Camera mode. 2) Connect the camcorder to the PC using the USB cable. 3) The SAMSUNG A/V Capture driver installation begins on the 3) SAMSUNG A/V DirectX 9.0 DirectX 9.0 Click...
  • Page 96: Connecting To A Pc

    ENGLISH USB Interface (VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i) only) VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i) Connecting to a PC 1. Connect a USB cable to the USB jack on the PC. If a USB cable is connected to the Camcorder's USB jack, the Audio/Video Cable is disabled. 0 USB 2.
  • Page 97 ENGLISH VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i) USB Interface (VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i) only) Using the PC Camera Function This function works only in <Camera> mode. page 19 <Camera> To use the PC Camera function, DV Driver, Video Codec and DirectX DirectX 9.0. 9.0 programs must be installed in the PC. When you connect to a Web site that provides video chatting functions, you can use your Camcorder to participate.
  • Page 98: Usb

    ENGLISH USB Interface (VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i) only) VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i) Using the USB Streaming Function This function works in both <Camera> and <Player> modes. <Camera> <Player> page 19 DirectX 9.0. To use USB streaming, the DV Driver, Video Codec and DirectX 9.0. programs must be installed in the PC. You can view Camcorder video on your PC using USB streaming.
  • Page 99: Maintenance

    ENGLISH Maintenance After Finishing a Recording At the end of a recording you must remove the power source. When recording with a Battery Pack, leaving the pack on the Camcorder can reduce the life span of the battery. The Battery Pack should be release after recording is [TAPE EJECT] completed.
  • Page 100: 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 Samsung problem continues after the cleaning, consult your nearest Samsung dealer or Authorized Service Centre. (blue screen)
  • Page 101: 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 100V 240V 50/60 Hz AC Power adapter within 100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz.
  • Page 102: Troubleshooting

    ENGLISH Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Samsung 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 discharged. Change to a charged one.
  • Page 103: M.cam/m.player Vp-d375w(i)/d975w(i)

    ENGLISH Troubleshooting Self Diagnosis Display in M.Cam/M.Player Modes M.Cam/M.Player (VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i) only) VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i) Display Blinking Informs that... Action No Memory slow There is no Memory Card Insert a Memory Card. No Memory Card ! Card ! in the Camcorder. Change to a new Memory slow There is not enough Memory full !
  • Page 104 ENGLISH Troubleshooting If these instructions do not solve your problem, contact your nearest Samsung Samsung authorized service centre. Symptom Explanation/Solution You cannot switch the Check the Battery pack or the AC Power adapter. Camcorder on. Start/Stop CAMERA0 Start/Stop button does not Check the Power switch is set to CAMERA.
  • Page 105: Setting Menu Items

    Deleting Files Delete All Deleting All files Protect Preventing Accidental Erasure Print Mark Print images recorded on a Memory Card Format Formatting the Memory Card VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i) ! : VP-D375W(i)/D975W(i) only VP-D371i/D371Wi/D372WHi/D375Wi/D975Wi @ : VP-D371i/D371Wi/D372WHi/D375Wi/D975Wi only VP-D975W(i) # : VP-D975W(i) only...
  • Page 106 ENGLISH Troubleshooting Available Mode Main M . Cam M . Player Sub Menu Functions Page M . Cam M . Player Menu Player Camera Display LCD Bright Setting the Brightness tone of the LCD Screen LCD Colour Setting the Colour tones of the LCD Screen Date/Time Setting the Date and Time...
  • Page 107: Specifications

    ENGLISH Specifications Model Name: VP-D371(i)/D371W(i)/D372WH(i)/D375W(i)/D975W(i) VP-D371(i)/D371W(i)/D372WH(i)/D375W(i)/D975W(i) System Video signal Video recording system 2 rotary heads, Helical scanning system Audio recording system Rotary heads, 12/16b PCM system 12/16b PCM Usable cassette Digital video tape (6.35mm width): Mini DV cassette 6.35 Mini DV Tape speed SP: approx.
  • Page 108: Index

    ENGLISH Index - A - - M - Accessories ........8 Memory Card ......72 AF/MF .......... 47 Moving Image Recording .....83 91~92 Audio Dubbing ......63 - O - Audio Mode........43 OSD ........21, 22 21, 22 - B - - P - Battery Pack ........
  • Page 109 ENGLISH SAMSUNG Contact SAMSUNG WORLD WIDE If you have any questions or comments relating to Samsung products, please contact the Samsung Samsung SAMSUNG customer care centre. Region Country Customer Care Centre Web Site www.samsung.com/ca CANADA 1-800-SAMSUNG (7267864) North America www.samsung.com/mx...
  • Page 110 ENGLISH THIS CAMCORDER IS MANUFACTURED BY: RoHS compliant RoHS Our product complies with “The Restriction Of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment”, and we do not use the 6 hazardous materials- (Cd)/ (Pb)/ (Hg)/ Cadmium(Cd), Lead (Pb), Mercury (Hg), Hexavalent (PBBs)/ (PBDEs)0 Chromium (Cr...

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