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ENGLISH
Digital Video Camcorder
SC-D371/D372/
D375(H)/D975
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.
SC-D371/D372/
D375(H)/D975
AF
CCD
LCD
AD68-01227F

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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. AD68-01227F...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    ENGLISH Contents Notes and Safety Instructions............5 Getting to Know Your Camcorder..........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 (SC-D375(H)/D975 only)................13 SC-D375(H)/D975 .................13...
  • Page 3 ENGLISH Contents Advanced Recording..............43 ..............43 Selecting the Record Mode & Audio Mode ................43 ...................43 Cutting Off Wind Noise (WindCut Plus).................44 ) ..................44 Selecting the Real Stereo Function..................45 ......................45 Setting the Shutter Speed & Exposure ...................46 ....................46 Auto Focus / Manual Focus.....................47 ....................47 Programed Automatic Exposure Modes (Program AE)............48 )...............48...
  • Page 4 ENGLISH Contents Formatting a Memory Card......................82 .......................82 Recording Moving Images (MPEG) on a Memory Card............83 (MPEG) ................83 Playing the Moving Images (MPEG) on a Memory Card (M.Play Select) ......85 MPEG ) .............85 Recording Photo Image from a Cassette................86 ...............86 Copying Still Images from a Cassette to a Memory Card (Photo Copy) ......87 ) ............87 Marking Images for Printing (Print Mark) ................88 ) ................88...
  • 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 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

    The Program AE enables you to alter the shutter speed and aperture to suit the type of scene/action to be filmed. High Power Zoom Lens Power Zoom lens allows users to magnify the subject clearly up to X34 (SC-D371/D372/D375(H) only), X26(SC-D975 only) SC-D371/ Digital Still Camera Function (SC-D375(H)/D975 only) D372/D375(H)) X26...
  • Page 8: Accessories Supplied With Camcorder

    8. Software CD SC-D375(H)/D975) (SC-D375(H)/D975 only) 10. Lens Cover Strap 9. Lens Cover 10. Lens Cover Strap [ Notes ] The contents can vary depending on the sales region. Parts and accessories are available at your local Samsung dealer and service center.
  • Page 9: Front & Left View

    Be careful not to cover the internal microphone and lens during recording. [ Notes ] SC-D375 Illustrations of SC-D375 are used in this owner’s instructions. SC-D371, SC-D372, SC-D375(H) SC-D975 Although the external appearances of SC-D371, SC-D372, SC-D375(H) and SC-D975 are different, they are both operated in the same way.
  • Page 10: Left Side View

    ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder Left Side View (SC-D375(H)/D975 only) Q.MENU Button ➥page 20 ➥ 20 [L / M] (W/T) Button 2. [L / M] (W/T) W (… … ) T († † ) W (… … ) T († † ) MENU / Q.MENU Move Up Move Down...
  • Page 11: Right & Top View

    Getting to Know Your Camcorder Right & Top View & & 1. Zoom Lever Jacks 2. PHOTO Button ➥page 59 ➥ 59 3. DISPLAY Button SC-D371/ SC-D371/ D372 D372 4. MENU Button AV Jack IEEE1394 IEEE1394 5. Start/Stop Button 6. Power Switch...
  • Page 12: Rear & Bottom View

    ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder Rear & Bottom View (SC-D375(H)/D975 only) 1. Lithium Battery Cover 2. Charging Indicator 3. Memory Card Slot (SC-D375(H)/D975 only) SC-D375(H)/D975 4. Tripod Receptacle 5. Battery Release Switch Usable Memory Cards SC-D375(H)/D975 only SC-D375(H)/D975 MMC/SD MMC/SD...
  • Page 13: Remote Control (sc-d375(h)/d975 Only)

    ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder Remote Control (SC-D375(H)/D975 only) SC-D375(H)/D975 & & ➥ 59 10. œ œ ❙❙ ❙❙ √ √ ➥ 61 1. PHOTO Button ➥page 59 10. œ œ ❙❙ / ❙❙√ √ (Direction) Button ➥page 61 ➥...
  • 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. - Press the [Zoom] and [Start/Stop] button without having to change the position of your hand.
  • 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 Blinking time Charging rate Once per second...
  • 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 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.
  • 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 using ✤ [Q.MENU] the [Q.MENU] button. ✤ QUICK MENU provides easier access to frequently used menus ✤ [MENU] without using the [MENU] button. ✤ ✤...
  • Page 21: Osd (on Screen Display) In Camera/player Modes

    ENGLISH Preparation OSD (On Screen Display) in Camera/Player Modes Battery Level ➥page 17 ➥ 17 OSD in Camera Mode Visual Effects Mode ➥page 52 ➥ 52 EASY.Q ➥page 35 ➥ 35 25 24 16:9 Wide ➥page 54 ➥ 54 22 21 DIS ➥page 56 ➥...
  • Page 22: Osd (on Screen Display) In M.cam/m.player Modes (sc-d375(h)/d975 Only)

    ENGLISH Preparation OSD (On Screen Display) in M.Cam/M.Player Modes OSD ( (SC-D375(H)/D975 only) SC-D375(H)/D975) Photo Quality ➥ 74 OSD in M.Cam Mode OSD in M.Player Mode ➥page 74 CARD (Memory Card) Indicator 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>/<M.Cam>/ ✤ <Camera> <Player> <M.Player> modes. ➥page 19 Camera Mode <M.Cam> <M.Player> √System ✤ The Date/Time is automatically recorded onto a tape. Before ➥...
  • Page 24: Setting The Wireless Remote Control Acceptance (remote) (sc-d375(h)/d975 Only)

    ENGLISH Initial Setting : System Menu Setting Setting the Wireless Remote Control Acceptance (Remote) SC-D375(H)/D975) (SC-D375(H)/D975 only) ✤ <Camera> ( )/<Player> ( )/<M.Cam> ( ✤ The Remote function works in <Camera>/<Player>/<M.Cam>/ )/<M.Player> ( <M.Player> modes. ➥page 19 ➥ 19 ✤ The Remote function allows you to enable or disable the remote ✤...
  • 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> modes. ➥page 19 )/<M.Player> ( ✤ You can turn the Beep Sound on or off, when on, each press of a ➥...
  • Page 26: Setting The Shutter Sound (shutter Sound) (sc-d375(h)/d975 Only)

    ENGLISH Initial Setting : System Menu Setting Setting the Shutter Sound (Shutter Sound) SC-D375(H)/D975) (SC-D375(H)/D975 only) ✤ <Camera> ( )/<Player> ( ➥ ✤ The Shutter Sound function works in <Camera>/<Player>/<M.Cam> <M.Cam> ( ✤ modes. ➥page 19 [PHOTO] ✤ You can turn the Shutter Sound on or off, when on, with each press 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) (Language) ✤ The Language function works in <Camera>/<Player>/<M.Cam>/ ✤ <Camera> ( )/<Player> ( )/<M.Cam> ( <M.Player> modes. ➥page 19 )/<M.Player> ( ✤ You can select the desired language to display the menu screen and ➥...
  • Page 28: Viewing The Demonstration (demonstration)

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

    <Camera> ( )/<Player> ( )/<M.Cam> ( <M.Player> modes. ➥page 19 )/<M.Player> ( ✤ Your Camcorder is equipped with a 2.5 inch (SC-D371 only) / 2.7 inch ➥ 19 wide (SC-D372/D375(H)/D975 only) color Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) ✤ SC-D371) / 2.7...
  • 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> modes. ➥page 19 )/<M.Player> ( ✤ The date and time are automatically recorded on a special data area ➥...
  • Page 31: Setting The Tv Display (tv Display)

    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> modes. ➥page 19 )/<M.Player> ( ✤ You can select the output path of the OSD (On Screen Display). ➥...
  • 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 when the ✤...
  • 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 [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 ✤ ➥ 19 <Camera> ( ✤ The EASY.Q function allows a beginner to easily make good ✤ recordings. [Power] [CAMERA] 1.
  • 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 ➥ 19 ✤ Used to review previously recorded images or to find a point to ✤...
  • Page 37: Searching Quickly For A Desired Scene (setting The Zero Memory) (sc-d375(h)/d975 Only)

    ENGLISH Basic Recording ZERO MEMORY) Searching quickly for a desired scene (Setting the ZERO MEMORY) (SC-D375(H)/D975 only) SC-D375(H)/D975) ✤ ✤ The ZERO MEMORY function works in both <Camera> and <Player> <Camera> <Player> modes. ➥page 19 ➥ 19 ✤ You can mark a point on a tape that you want to return to following ✤...
  • Page 38: Self Record Using The Remote Control (setting The Self Timer) (sc-d375(h)/d975 Only)

    ENGLISH Basic Recording Self Record using the Remote Control (Setting the Self SC-D375(H)/D975) Timer) (SC-D375(H)/D975 only) ✤ <Camera> ( ✤ The SELF TIMER function works only in <Camera> mode. ➥ 19 ➥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 ➥ 19 ✤ Zooming is a recording technique that lets you change the size of the ✤...
  • 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 ➥ 19 ➔ ➔ ✤ You can give your recording a professional 60min ✤ 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 Color Nite (color Nite)

    <OFF> speed is changed to; SC-D371) √ <Color N. 1/30>, <Color N. 1/15> and <OFF>. √ <Color N. 1/30>, <Color N. 1/15>, <Color N. (SC-D371 only) <SC-D371 only> 1/15( )> <OFF> ( √ <Color N. 1/30>, <Color N. 1/15>, <Color N.
  • Page 42: Using The Light (sc-d372/d375(h)/d975 Only)

    ENGLISH Basic Recording Using the LIGHT (SC-D372/D375(H)/D975 only) SC-D372/D375(H)/D975) ✤ LIGHT function works only in <Camera> mode. ➥page 19 ✤ ➥ <Camera> ✤ The LIGHT enables you to record a subjects in dark places without ✤ sacrificing color. ✤ COLOR NITE( ✤...
  • Page 43: Advanced Recording

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording Selecting the Record Mode & Audio Mode ✤ The Record Mode function works in both <Camera> and <Player> (DV IN or AV IN ✤ DV IN AV IN <Camera> <Player> (SC-D975 only)) modes. ➥page 19 SC-D975) ➥ 19 ✤...
  • Page 44: Cutting Off Wind Noise (windcut Plus)

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording Cutting Off Wind Noise (WindCut Plus) ✤ The WindCut Plus function works in both <Camera> and <Player> ✤ <Camera> ( <Player> ( (Audio dubbing) modes. ➥page 19 ➥ 19 ✤ Use the WindCut Plus when recording in windy places such as the ✤...
  • 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 ➥ 19 ✤ Real Stereo enhances the left and right input signals ✤ when using the internal microphone. [CAMERA] 1.
  • 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 ✤ ➥ 19 <Camera> ✤ The Exposure function works in both <Camera> and <M.Cam> modes. ✤ <Camera> <M.Cam> ➥page 19 ➥...
  • Page 47: Auto Focus / Manual Focus

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording Auto Focus / Manual Focus ✤ The Auto Focus/Manual Focus function works in ✤ <Camera> ( <M.Cam> both <Camera> and <M.Cam> modes. ➥page 19 ➥ 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 ✤...
  • Page 48: Programed Automatic Exposure Modes (program Ae)

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording Programed Automatic Exposure Modes (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 ➥ 19 apertures to suit different recording conditions. ✤...
  • Page 49 ENGLISH Advanced Recording Setting the Program AE Camera Mode 1. Set the [Power] switch to [CAMERA]. CAMERA] √Camera Program AE √Auto 2. Set the [Mode] switch to [TAPE]. [TAPE] White Balance √Auto (SC-D375(H)/D975 only) Visual Effect √Off SC-D375(H)/D975) 16:9 Wide √On √Off Macro...
  • 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 ➥ 19 ✤ The White Balance is a recording function that preserves the unique ✤...
  • Page 51 ENGLISH Advanced Recording L / M <Auto> ( 6. Press the [… … / † † ] button to select the desired mode <Auto>, , <Indoor> ( , <Outdoor> ( <Indoor>, <Outdoor> or <Custom WB>, then <Custom WB> press the [OK] button. Camera Mode [OK] 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 ✤ ➥ 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 Mirror mode is not available in the 16:9 Wide mode. (SC-D372/D375(H)/D975 only) Digital Zoom is not available in the Mosaic, Mirror, Emboss2 or Pastel2 mode. Once Visual Effect is set, 16:9 Wide mode will be released. 16:9 16:9 SC-D371) (SC-D371 only)
  • Page 54: Setting The 16:9 Wide Mode

    Digital Zoom and COLOUR NITE is not available in the 16:9 Wide mode. Still image recording is not available in the 16:9 Wide mode. ➥ 59 16:9 ➥page 59 Once Visual Effect or DIS is set, 16:9 Wide mode will be released. SC-D371) (SC-D371 only)
  • Page 55: Using The Tele Macro (macro)

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording Using the Tele Macro (Macro) ✤ Tele Macro function works in both <Camera> ✤ <Camera> ( <M.Cam> ( and <M.Cam> mode. ➥page 19 ➥ 19 Camera Mode ✤ Effective focal distance in Tele Macro mode is √Camera ✤...
  • Page 56: Setting The Digital Image Stabilizer (dis)

    EASY.Q mode automatically sets the <DIS> to <On>. EASY.Q <DIS> ( 16:9 Wide mode is not available in DIS mode. <On> ( (SC-D371 only) 16:9 Once DIS is set, 16:9 Wide mode will be released. SC-D371) (SC-D371 only) 16:9...
  • Page 57: Using Back Light Compensation Mode (blc)

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording Using Back Light Compensation Mode (BLC) ✤ BLC works in both <Camera> and <M.Cam> modes. ➥page 19 ✤ <Camera> ( <M.Cam> ✤ Back lighting exists when the subject is darker ➥ 19 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 58: Zooming In And Out With Digital Zoom (digital Zoom)

    Zooming In and Out with Digital Zoom (Digital Zoom) ✤ Maximum Digital Zoom works only in <Camera> mode. ➥page 19 ✤ ➥ 19 <Camera> ✤ Zooming more than 34x(SC-D371/D372/D375(H) only), 26x (SC-D975 ✤ SC-D371/D372/D375(H), 26x SC-D975) only) is achieved digitally, up to 1200x when 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 ➥ 19 ✤ A tape must be inserted as still images are recorded on a tape. ✤ ✤ Please disable 16:9 Wide mode to use this function. ✤...
  • Page 60: Playback

    ENGLISH Playback Playing Back a Tape on the LCD Screen ✤ The Playback function and speaker works only in <Player> mode. ✤ ➥ 19 <Player> ( ➥page 19 ✤ ✤ You can monitor the playback picture on the LCD Screen. 1.
  • 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 ✤ ➥ 19 <Player> ( ✤ The [PLAY], [STILL], [STOP], [FF] and [REW] buttons are located ✤ [PLAY]( ), [STILL]( [STOP]( ), [FF]( [REW]( on the Camcorder and the remote control.
  • Page 62 ENGLISH Playback Frame Advance (To play back frame by SC-D375(H)/D975) frame) (SC-D375(H)/D975 only) [F.ADV] Press the [F.ADV] button on the remote control while œ [F.ADV] in still mode. - Video sequence advances frame by frame each F.ADV time you press the [F.ADV] button. - The F.ADV function works in still mode only.
  • Page 63: Audio Dubbing (sc-d375(h)/d975 Only)

    ENGLISH Playback Audio Dubbing (SC-D375(H)/D975 only) SC-D375(H)/D975) ✤ The Audio Dubbing function works only in <Player> mode. ➥page 19 ✤ <Player> ( ✤ You can not dub sound on a pre-recorded tape in LP or 16 bit mode. ➥ 19 ✤...
  • Page 64: Dubbed Audio Playback

    ENGLISH Playback Dubbed Audio Playback ✤ The dubbed Audio Playback function works only in <Player> mode. ✤ ➥ 19 <Player> ( ➥page 19 [Power] [PLAYER] 1. Set the [Power] switch to [PLAYER]. Player Mode [Mode] [TAPE] √Tape 2. Set the [Mode] switch to [TAPE]. SC-D375(H)/D975) Photo Search (SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
  • Page 65: Tape Playback On Tv Screen

    Signal flow Connecting to a TV which has Audio/Video Audio/Video Input Jacks Cable 1. Connect the Camcorder to your TV with the -(L)- SC-D371/D372 SC-D375(H)/D975 Audio/Video Cable. The yellow jack: Video The white jack: Audio(L)-mono, The red jack: Audio(R) VIDEO...
  • Page 66 5. Turn on both the TV and VCR. Cable Set the input selector on the VCR to Antenna Line Line. Select the channel reserved for your VCR SC-D371/D372 SC-D375(H)/D975 on the TV set. 6. Play the tape. Playback [Power] 1. Connect a power source and set the [PLAYER] [Power] switch to [PLAYER].
  • Page 67: Voice + Function

    [Power] [PLAYER] (SC-D375(H)/D975 only) [Mode] [TAPE] 5. Insert the tape you wish to play back in this SC-D375(H)/D975 SC-D371/D372 SC-D375(H)/D975) camcorder. 6. Press the [Start/Stop] button on a point where you want during the playback. [Start/Stop] Voice+ icon ( ) is displayed on the screen and <VOICE+>...
  • Page 68: Audio Effect

    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 ➥ 19 ✤ on a tape. 1. Set the [Power] switch to [PLAYER]. [Power] [PLAYER] Player Mode...
  • Page 69: Setting The Av In/out (sc-d975 Only)

    ENGLISH Playback Setting the AV In/Out (SC-D975 only) SC-D975) ✤ AV In/Out function works only in <Player> mode. ➥page 19 ✤ ➥ 19 <Player> ( ✤ AV In/Out setting enables you to record signals from external sources ✤ 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

    (SC-D375(H)/975 only only) [Power] [TAPE] SC-D375(H)/975 only) 3. Insert the tape you want to copy in your SC-D371/D372 SC-D375(H)/D975 Camcorder. 4. Insert a new video tape in your VCR. 5. Connect the Camcorder to your VCR with the Audio/Video cable.
  • Page 71: Recording (copying) A Tv Programme Or Video Tape Onto A Camcorder Tape Sc-d975)

    Connect the Audio/Video cable to the Audio/Video Cable output jack on your VCR or TV The yellow jack: Video SC-D371/D372 SC-D375(H)/D975 The white jack: Audio (L)- Mono The red jack: Audio (R) 3. Insert an empty tape in your Camcorder.
  • Page 72: Sc-d375(h)/d975

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode (SC-D375(H)/D975 only) SC-D375(H)/D975 Using a Memory Card (Usable Memory Card) (not supplied) ✤ This camcorder can use SD memory cards and MMC (Multi Media ✤ (Multi Media Cards). Cards) Some cards are not compatible according to the memory card manufacturer and memory card type.
  • Page 73: Structure Of Folders And Files On The Memory Card

    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). 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 (SC-D375(H)/D975 only) SC-D375(H)/D975 Selecting the Photo Quality ✤ Photo Quality function works in both <Player> and <M.Cam> modes. ✤ <Player> ( <M.Cam> ( ➥page 19 ➥ 19 ✤ You can select the quality of a photo image to be recorded. ✤...
  • Page 75: Sc-d975

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode (SC-D375(H)/D975 only) SC-D375(H)/D975 Selecting the recording Photo Size (SC-D975 only) SC-D975 ✤ Photo Size function works only in <M.Cam> mode. ➥page 19 ✤ <M.Cam> ( ✤ You can set the photo image size to meet your needs. ➥...
  • Page 76: Setting The File Number

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode (SC-D375(H)/D975 only) SC-D375(H)/D975 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 ➥ 19 ✤...
  • Page 77: Taking A Photo Image (jpeg) On The Memory Card

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode (SC-D375(H)/D975 only) SC-D375(H)/D975 Taking a Photo Image (JPEG) on the Memory Card ✤ You may take photo images while in <M.Cam> mode and stre the ✤ <M.Cam> ( images on the Memory Card. ➥page 19 ➥...
  • Page 78: Viewing Photo Images (jpeg)

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode SC-D375(H)/D975 (SC-D375(H)/D975 only) Viewing Photo Images (JPEG) ✤ This function works only in <M.Player> mode. ➥page 19 ✤ ➥ 19 <M.Player> ( You can play back and view photo images recorded on the Memory Card. ✤...
  • Page 79: Protection From Accidental Erasure

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode (SC-D375(H)/D975 only) SC-D375(H)/D975 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. ➥ 19 If you format the Camcorder, all images including protected images ✤...
  • Page 80: Deleting Photo Images And Moving Images

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode (SC-D375(H)/D975 only) SC-D375(H)/D975 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 ➥...
  • Page 81 ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode (SC-D375(H)/D975 only) SC-D375(H)/D975 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 L / M Delete All <Delete All>...
  • Page 82: Formatting A Memory Card

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode (SC-D375(H)/D975 only) SC-D375(H)/D975 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 ➥ 19 options on the Memory Card, including protected images.
  • Page 83: Recording Moving Images (mpeg) On A Memory Card

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode (SC-D375(H)/D975 only) SC-D375(H)/D975 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. ➥ 19 ➥page 19 ✤...
  • Page 84 ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode (SC-D375(H)/D975 only) SC-D375(H)/D975 [ Notes ] Up tp 2000 MPEG files can be stored on a memory card. 2000 MPEG MPEG files (Moving images) can be recorded up to 2 GB per a MPEG moving file. [MENU] button and [OK] button are not available while recording [MENU] [OK]...
  • Page 85: Playing The Moving Images (mpeg) On A Memory Card (m.play Select)

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode (SC-D375(H)/D975 only) SC-D375(H)/D975 Playing the Moving Images (MPEG) on a Memory Card (M.Play Select) MPEG ✤ The Moving Images Playback function works only in <M. Player> mode. ➥page 19 ✤ ➥ 19 <M. Player> ( MPEG ✤...
  • Page 86: Recording Photo Image From A Cassette

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode (SC-D375(H)/D975 only) SC-D375(H)/D975 Recording Photo Image from a Cassette ✤ This function works only in <Player> mode. ➥page 19 ✤ ➥ 19 <Player> ( ✤ You can capture a frame on a tape and save it as a Photo on a ✤...
  • Page 87: Copying Still Images From A Cassette To A Memory Card (photo Copy)

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode (SC-D375(H)/D975 only) SC-D375(H)/D975 Copying Still Images from a Cassette to a Memory Card (Photo Copy) ✤ The Photo Copy function works only in ✤ <Player> ( <Player> mode. ➥page 19 ➥ 19 Player Mode ✤ You can copy all still images recorded with the √Tape ✤...
  • Page 88: Marking Images For Printing (print Mark)

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera Mode (SC-D375(H)/D975 only) SC-D375(H)/D975 Marking Images for Printing (Print Mark) ✤ The Print Mark function works only in <M.Player> mode. ➥page 19 ✤ ➥ 19 < > ✤ This Camcorder supports the DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) print format. ✤...
  • Page 89: Pictbridge Tm (sc-d375(h)/d975 Only)

    ENGLISH PictBridge PictBridge (SC-D375(H)/D975 only) SC-D375(H)/D975 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 ➥ 19 (sold separately), you can send images from the Memory Card ✤...
  • Page 90: Selecting Images

    ENGLISH PictBridge PictBridge (SC-D375(H)/D975 only) SC-D375(H)/D975 Selecting Images 2/46 M.Player Mode [œ œ œ œ /√ √ √ √ <PictBridge> 1. In the <PictBridge> settings menu, press the [œ œ œ œ /√ √ √ √ (REV/FWD)] buttons to select an image to print. (REV/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 (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: Recording With A Dv Connection Cable

    6. Press the [Start/Stop] button to start [Start/Stop] recording. SC-D375(H)/D975 If you want to pause recording momentarily, SC-D371/D372 [Start/Stop] press the [Start/Stop] button again. [ I (STOP)] 7. To stop recording, press the [I (STOP)] button.
  • Page 93: Usb Interface (sc-d375(h)/d975 Only)

    ENGLISH USB Interface (SC-D375(H)/D975 only) USB SC-D375(H)/D975 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 USB 2.0. ( (Depends on the PC specification) ✤ You can transfer a recorded file on a Memory Card to your PC via a ✤...
  • Page 94: Selecting The Usb Device (usb Connect)

    ENGLISH USB Interface (SC-D375(H)/D975 only) SC-D375(H)/D975 Selecting the USB Device (USB Connect) (USB ✤ USB Connect function works only in <M.Player> ✤ USB <M.Player> ( mode. ➥page 19 . ➥ 19 ✤ Using the USB cable, you can connect your ✤...
  • Page 95: Installing Dv Media Pro Program

    USB PC 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 PC. DirectX 9.0 Click DirectX 9.0 Video Codec Click...
  • Page 96: Connecting To A Pc

    ENGLISH USB Interface (SC-D375(H)/D975 only) SC-D375(H)/D975 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. 2. Connect the other end of the USB cable into the USB jack on the Camcorder.
  • Page 97: Using The Pc Camera Function

    ENGLISH USB Interface (SC-D375(H)/D975 only) SC-D375(H)/D975 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 ✤ 9.0 programs must be installed in the PC. DirectX 9.0 ✤...
  • Page 98: Using The Usb Streaming Function

    ENGLISH USB Interface (SC-D375(H)/D975 only) SC-D375(H)/D975 Using the USB Streaming Function ✤ ✤ This function works in both <Camera> and <Player> modes. <Camera> <Player> ➥page 19 ➥ ✤ To use USB streaming, the DV Driver, Video Codec and DirectX 9.0. ✤...
  • 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.
  • 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 problem continues after the cleaning, consult your nearest Samsung dealer or Authorized Service Center. (blue screen)
  • Page 101: Using Your Camcorder Abroad

    ENGLISH Maintenance Using Your Camcorder Abroad ✤ Each country or region has its own electric and color systems. ✤ ✤ Before using your Camcorder abroad, check the following items. ✤ Power sources 100V-240V 50/60Hz You can use your Camcorder in any country or area with the supplied AC Power adapter within 100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz.
  • Page 102: Troubleshooting

    ENGLISH Troubleshooting Troubleshooting ✤ Before contacting a Samsung authorized service center, perform the ✤ following simple checks. They may save you the time and expense of an unnecessary call. Self Diagnosis Display Display Blinking Informs that... Action slow The Battery pack is almost discharged. Change to a charged one.
  • Page 103: Self Diagnosis Display In M.cam/m.player Modes (sc-d375(h)/d975 Only)

    ENGLISH Troubleshooting Self Diagnosis Display in M.Cam/M.Player Modes (SC-D375(H)/D975 only) SC-D375(H)/D975 Display Blinking Informs that... Action No Memory There is no Memory Insert a Memory Card. Card ! slow No Memory Card! Card in the Camcorder. Change to a new Memory There is not enough Memory full! slow...
  • Page 104 ENGLISH Troubleshooting ✤ If these instructions do not solve your problem, contact your nearest ✤ Samsung authorized service center. Symptom Explanation/Solution You cannot switch the Check the Battery pack or the AC Power adapter. Camcorder on. Start/Stop button does not Check the Power switch is set to CAMERA.
  • Page 105: Setting Menu Items

    ENGLISH Troubleshooting Setting menu items Available Mode Main M . Player M . Cam Sub Menu Functions Page Menu Camera Player Camera Program AE Selecting the Program AE ✔ Camera ✔ 48, 49 48, 49 Function ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ White Balance Setting the White Balance 50, 51...
  • Page 106 ENGLISH Troubleshooting Available mode Main M . Cam M . Player Sub Menu Functions Page Menu Camera Player LCD Bright ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ Display LCD Bright Setting the Brightness tone of Display ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ the LCD Screen LCD Colour ✔...
  • Page 107: Specifications

    FF/REW time Approx. 150 sec. (using DVM60 tape) CCD ( ) (SC-D371/D372/D375(H): 680K Image device CCD (Charge Coupled Device) (SC-D371/D372/D375(H) : 680K Pixels, SC-D975 : 1MEGA Pixels) SC-D975: 1MEGA Lens F1.6 34X (SC-D371/D372/D375(H)), 26X (SC-D975), 1200x F1.6 34X (SC-D371/D372/D375(H)), 26X (SC-D975) 1200x(...
  • Page 108: Index

    ENGLISH Index - A - - O - - A - - O - OSD......21, 22 Accessories .........8 OSD ........21, 22 ........8 - P - - P - AF/MF ........47 ....47 ......87 Audio Dubbing ......63 Photo Copy ......87 ......63 ......74 Audio Mode .......
  • Page 109 ENGLISH Contact SAMSUNG WORLD WIDE If you have any questions or comments relating to Samsung products, please contact the SAMSUNG customer care center. Region Country Customer Care Center Web Site www.samsung.com/ca CANADA 1-800-SAMSUNG (7267864) North America www.samsung.com/mx MEXICO 01-800-SAMSUNG (7267864) www.samsung.com...
  • 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- Cadmium(Cd), Lead (Pb), Mercury (Hg), Hexavalent PBBs PBDEs Chromium (Cr...

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