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  • Page 1 Digital HD Pocket Camcorder Digital HD Pocket Camcorder User manual and service information SCA 5.00 A1...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    SilverCrest SCA 5.00 A1 Table of Contents Table of Contents Important Notice ..............5 Safety Instructions................5 Children....................7 Charger and Rechargeable Battery..........7 Cables....................8 Repair and Maintenance..............8 Intended Use..................9 Conformity..................9 Disposal of Old Devices..............10 Introduction ................. 11 Package Contents................11 Controls and buttons..............12 Front Panel...................13...
  • Page 4 Table of Contents SilverCrest SCA 5.00 A1 Inserting the Battery..............18 Inserting an SD Card..............19 Write-Protecting the Memory Card..........20 Switching the Camcorder On and Off...........21 Switching the Operating Mode............22 Setting the Menu Language............22 Setting Date and Time..............22 Recording ................24 Recording Videos................24 Video Light..................26...
  • Page 5 SilverCrest SCA 5.00 A1 Table of Contents The Menus ................36 The Recording Menus..............36 Video Recording Menu..............36 Photo Capture Menu..............39 The Playback Menus..............42 Video Playback Menu..............42 Photo Playback Menu..............45 Setup Menu..................48 Date / Time...................49 Beep....................49 Auto PowerOff................49 TV Standard..................49 Format...................49 Default...................50...
  • Page 6 Table of Contents SilverCrest SCA 5.00 A1 Appendix ................57 Installing the Software..............57 System Requirements..............57 Software..................57 Technical Specifications..............59 Warranty Information..............61 EC Declaration of Conformity............63 4 - English...
  • Page 7: Important Notice

    SilverCrest SCA 5.00 A1 Safety Instructions Important Notice Safety Instructions Before you use this device for the first time, please read the following notes in this manual and heed all warnings, even if you are familiar with handling electronic devices. Always check that the product works correctly.
  • Page 8 Safety Instructions SilverCrest SCA 5.00 A1 Unplug the power cord from the mains outlet before you remove the rechargeable battery from the charger or separate the charger from the power cord. In the event of a defect in the charger or its accessories, unplug the power cord from the mains immediately.
  • Page 9: Children

    SilverCrest SCA 5.00 A1 Safety Instructions objects filled with liquids such as vases or drinks near the device); no fire sources (e.g. burning candles) are placed on or near the device; no foreign bodies are introduced into the device; the device must not be subject to any great temperature changes as this may cause moisture through condensation;...
  • Page 10: Cables

    Repairs are required when this device has been damaged in any way: for example, when the charger or the housing of the SilverCrest SCA 5.00 A1 is damaged, when liquid or objects have entered the device, when the product has been exposed to rain or moisture, when the product does not work normally or if the product has been dropped.
  • Page 11: Intended Use

    SilverCrest SCA 5.00 A1 Safety Instructions Intended Use This is an information technology electronics device. It has been designed for video and photo recording and playback. It may only be used for private use, not industrial or commercial purposes. In its default configuration, this product has not been designed for medical, lifesaving, rescue or life-maintaining purposes.
  • Page 12: Disposal Of Old Devices

    Safety Instructions SilverCrest SCA 5.00 A1 Disposal of Old Devices Devices marked with this symbol are subject to the European Directive 2002/96/EC. All electric and electronic devices must be disposed of separately from household waste at established bodies. Avoid hazards to the environment and dangers to your personal health by disposing of the device properly.
  • Page 13: Introduction

    SilverCrest SCA 5.00 A1 Introduction Introduction Package Contents Take all supplied devices and accessories out of the packaging and inspect them for any damaged or missing items. Rechargeable Li-Ion battery, Camcorder FUJI ELECTRONICS SilverCrest SCA 5.00 A1 (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD. NP40...
  • Page 14: Controls And Buttons

    Introduction SilverCrest SCA 5.00 A1 Pouch CD with software User's manual (not shown) SD memory card (2 GB) Keep the packaging material in case you have to ship or transport the product in the future. Controls and buttons An additional illustration of the items and controls and their corresponding numbers can be found on the inner page of the fold- out cover of this User’s Manual.
  • Page 15: Front Panel

    SilverCrest SCA 5.00 A1 Introduction Front Panel 1 Lens 2 Video lamp 3 Eyelet for carrying strap Rear Panel 4 Power indicator 5 RECORD button 6 Mode selection switch 7 Confirmation button / LED lamp on/off 8 USB/AV cable receptacle...
  • Page 16: Left Panel (Display Closed)

    Introduction SilverCrest SCA 5.00 A1 Left Panel (display closed) 11 Microphone 12 Fold-out touchscreen Left Panel (display open) 13 Menu button 14 PLAY button 15 Battery compartment cover 16 Speaker 17 Battery compartment lock 18 On/Off button 14 - English...
  • Page 17: Top View

    SilverCrest SCA 5.00 A1 Introduction Top View 19 Macro switch 20 Memory card compartment Bottom 21 Tripod mount English - 15...
  • Page 18: Opening The Display

    Introduction SilverCrest SCA 5.00 A1 Opening the Display Open the display and then rotate it according to your needs. You can also rotate the display so it faces the front. In this case, the picture orientation will be adjusted automatically. However, this applies to recordings in landscape format only.
  • Page 19: Charging The Batteries

    SilverCrest SCA 5.00 A1 Introduction Charging the Batteries The camcorder is powered by a rechargeable Lithium-Ion (FUJI ELECTRONICS (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD. NP40) battery. On delivery, the batteries are not charged. Please charge the batteries before first use of the device.
  • Page 20: Inserting The Battery

    Introduction SilverCrest SCA 5.00 A1 The status indicator of the charging cradle will light orange whilst the battery is charging. When the charging process is completed, the status indicator will light green. You can then insert the rechargeable battery into the camcorder. Depending on the charge level, the charging cycle can take up to 2 hours.
  • Page 21: Inserting An Sd Card

    SilverCrest SCA 5.00 A1 Introduction 3. Next insert the battery into the camcorder, as shown in figure 2. To do this, insert its metal contacts first into the battery compartment and then push it downwards so that it clicks into place.
  • Page 22: Write-Protecting The Memory Card

    Introduction SilverCrest SCA 5.00 A1 2. Then insert the memory card with the metal contacts facing forwards into the card slot. The label must face towards the right panel of the camcorder housing. Slide the card fully into the slot opening until the card clicks into place.
  • Page 23: Switching The Camcorder On And Off

    SilverCrest SCA 5.00 A1 Introduction Write protection disabled Write protection enabled While the write protection is enabled the indication SD will appear in the lower-right corner of the display, and when you press the recording button a double beep will be heard.
  • Page 24: Switching The Operating Mode

    Introduction SilverCrest SCA 5.00 A1 Switching the Operating Mode Press the mode selector button (6) multiple times to toggle between the modes Movie, Photo and Setup. An icon for the currently selected operating mode will appear in the upper-left corner of the display: Movie recording or Photo capture.
  • Page 25 SilverCrest SCA 5.00 A1 Introduction If the display was already open but the device was off, press the On/Off button (18). 2. Press the mode selector button (6) twice. The setup menu will appear and the first option “Date/Time” is highlighted (with a yellow frame).
  • Page 26: Recording

    Recording SilverCrest SCA 5.00 A1 Recording Recording Videos 1. Open the display and then rotate it according to your needs. The device powers on automatically. 2. If the current mode is not set to video recording, select it by using the mode selector (6).
  • Page 27 SilverCrest SCA 5.00 A1 Recording During recording, different icons may appear on the display informing you about the current settings. Video recording mode indicator Zoom bar Macro recording White Balance Night mode Effect Recording time counter Memory type: : an SD memory card has been inserted and all recordings are being stored on it.
  • Page 28: Video Light

    Recording SilverCrest SCA 5.00 A1 : there is no SD memory card inserted and all recordings are being stored internal camcorder memory. Remaining memory capacity Resolution Battery level Exposure Compensation Video Light In dark environments you can enable the built-in LED lamp (2) for video or photo recording.
  • Page 29: Exposure Compensation

    SilverCrest SCA 5.00 A1 Recording Exposure Compensation During video and photo recording you can set an exposure compensation value. 1. While in video recording or photo capture mode (icons ), tap on the  or  display icons to set an exposure compensation value.
  • Page 30: Capturing Pictures

    Recording SilverCrest SCA 5.00 A1 Capturing Pictures 1. Open the display and then rotate it according to your needs. The device powers on automatically. 2. If the current mode is not set to photo capturing, select it by using the mode selector (6).
  • Page 31: Video Light

    SilverCrest SCA 5.00 A1 Recording Photo capture mode indicator Zoom bar Remaining number of pictures Macro recording White Balance Night mode Effect Memory type: : an SD memory card has been inserted and all pictures are being stored on it.
  • Page 32: Macro Mode

    Recording SilverCrest SCA 5.00 A1 Macro Mode The macro function for photography works in exactly the same way as for video recording. See page 26 – Macro Mode Exposure Compensation During photo capture you can set an exposure compensation value. It works in exactly the same way as for video recording. See page 27 –...
  • Page 33: Playback

    SilverCrest SCA 5.00 A1 Playback Playback You can play back your recorded videos and photos on the camcorder screen to check if the results are satisfactory. Depending on the selected mode you can use the Play button (14) to switch to the corresponding playback mode.
  • Page 34 Playback SilverCrest SCA 5.00 A1 In playback mode you will see further information on the display: Video playback mode indicator Total duration of the current video Number of current video / Total number of recorded videos Playback icon. Tap on this icon to start video playback.
  • Page 35 SilverCrest SCA 5.00 A1 Playback Tap on the icon to open the playback menu. Protected file indicator During video clip playback you can increase or decrease the playback speed or pause the video. To do this, use the following buttons.
  • Page 36: Playing Back Photos

    Playback SilverCrest SCA 5.00 A1 Playing Back Photos In Photo mode you can use the Play button (14) to switch to picture playback mode. The last-captured picture will appear. Press this button once again to return to capture mode. The icon in the upper- left corner of the display shows the current mode.
  • Page 37 SilverCrest SCA 5.00 A1 Playback Picture playback mode indicator Number of current picture / Total number of captured pictures Tap these icons to skip to the previous picture. Thumbnail view. Tap on this icon to get a thumbnail view of all pictures. While in...
  • Page 38: The Menus

    The Menus SilverCrest SCA 5.00 A1 The Menus The camcorder uses different menus that offer multiple settings under each operating mode. Furthermore there is a setup menu allowing you to set the preferences for your camcorder. The Recording Menus Video Recording Menu The video recording menu allows you to set the different video recording parameters.
  • Page 39 SilverCrest SCA 5.00 A1 The Menus The icons have the following meanings: Automatic Daylight Cloudy Fluorescent Tungsten Resolution The resolution determines the size of the recording in pixels. As a general rule: The higher the resolution, the more storage space is required.
  • Page 40 The Menus SilverCrest SCA 5.00 A1 Video resolution Preview/Playback 16:9 aspect ratio 1080P 720P WVGA 4:3 aspect ratio QVGA The QVGA video resolution records at a very high frame rate (120 fps). This is four times the normal frame rate and therefore suitable for very fast-moving scenes (like car racing, sports events etc.).
  • Page 41: Photo Capture Menu

    SilverCrest SCA 5.00 A1 The Menus Effect You can record contents using the settings Default, Black and White, and Sepia. To do this, select the corresponding icon. Night Mode In order to obtain properly exposed recordings in dark environments, select Night mode. This will improve the quality of any night recordings.
  • Page 42 The Menus SilverCrest SCA 5.00 A1 6. Press the menu button (13) again or tap on the icon to hide the menu. The following sections contain a description of the different parameters available in the photo capture menu. White Balance White balance is used to determine a colour temperature suitable for the current lighting conditions.
  • Page 43 SilverCrest SCA 5.00 A1 The Menus Your camcorder supports recording videos in modern wide-screen format. For pictures, however, the aspect ratio is downscaled to 4:3 automatically. This is due to the fact that printouts in the photo lab normally have a 4:3 aspect ratio. In this case, when pointing the device towards a scene, the screen preview contains black bars on the left and right.
  • Page 44: The Playback Menus

    The Menus SilverCrest SCA 5.00 A1 Quality The Quality setting determines the compression ratio of the captured picture when saved onto the memory card or internal memory. The higher the compression, the more pictures can be stored. You can take pictures using the quality presets Normal (green, and High (red, ).
  • Page 45 SilverCrest SCA 5.00 A1 The Menus Delete one Use this option to delete a single video recording. Protected recordings cannot be deleted. See also on page 44 – Protect. 1. Perform steps 1 to 4 from “Video Playback Menu” (see page 42).
  • Page 46 The Menus SilverCrest SCA 5.00 A1 3. Select the trash bin icon and press the confirmation button (7) to confirm the deletion. Or tap on the trash bin icon on the display and then on the OK button. If you decide not to delete your videos, in step 3 select the “Cancel”...
  • Page 47: Photo Playback Menu

    SilverCrest SCA 5.00 A1 The Menus process, the playback control buttons will be shown. They allow fast forward or rewind of the video, as described on page 33. 3. To finish playback, press the confirmation button (7). Volume This function allows you to set the video playback volume.
  • Page 48 The Menus SilverCrest SCA 5.00 A1 6. Make the desired adjustments (see below) and tap OK. 7. Press the menu button (13) again or tap on the icon to hide the menu. The following sections contain a description of the different parameters available in the photo playback menu.
  • Page 49 SilverCrest SCA 5.00 A1 The Menus Delete all Use this option to delete all saved pictures at once. Protected pictures cannot be deleted. See also on page 47 – Protect. 1. Perform steps 1 to 4 from “Photo Playback Menu” (see page 45).
  • Page 50: Setup Menu

    The Menus SilverCrest SCA 5.00 A1 6. Press the Menu button (13) to return to the photo playback menu. Autoplay This function allows you to play all captured photos in sequence like a slideshow. 1. Perform steps 1 to 4 from “Photo Playback Menu” (see page 45).
  • Page 51: Date / Time

    SilverCrest SCA 5.00 A1 The Menus Date / Time Set the date and time (see also page 22 – Setting the Date and Time). Beep Here you can determine if a sound is output when pressing any button. This option enables or disables the power-on sound at the same time.
  • Page 52: Default

    The Menus SilverCrest SCA 5.00 A1 Warning! All saved videos and pictures will be erased and cannot be restored. This also applies to protected files. Make sure that all recordings you want to keep have been backed-up on a different medium.
  • Page 53: Connectors And Ports

    SilverCrest SCA 5.00 A1 Connectors and Ports Connectors and Ports Viewing Recordings on a Television Screen Any recordings that you can view on the camcorder display can also be played back on a regular TV set. For this, your television set must have an appropriate Video In connector.
  • Page 54: Connecting Via The Usb/Av Cable

    Connectors and Ports SilverCrest SCA 5.00 A1 4. Select the HDMI signal source corresponding to the above input connectors on your TV set. If necessary, read the User Manual of your TV set for more information on how to do this.
  • Page 55 SilverCrest SCA 5.00 A1 Connectors and Ports 4. Select the AV channel corresponding to the above input connectors on your TV set. If necessary, read the User Manual of your TV set for more information on how to do this.
  • Page 56: Transferring Recordings To The Computer

    Connectors and Ports SilverCrest SCA 5.00 A1 Transferring Recordings to the Computer There are two possible ways to copy recordings from the camcorder to a computer: by connecting the device to a computer via the USB/AV cable by inserting the SD memory card into a card reader Be careful when renaming any folders and files.
  • Page 57: Using The Usb Port

    SilverCrest SCA 5.00 A1 Connectors and Ports Using the USB port Windows ® 7, Windows Vista ® and Windows ® XP operating systems will detect the camcorder automatically as a mass storage device. 1. Please make sure that your camcorder is powered off.
  • Page 58: Using A Card Reader

    Connectors and Ports SilverCrest SCA 5.00 A1 Using a Card Reader If your computer features a card reader supporting SD memory cards, you can read the memory card’s contents directly. To do this, power the camcorder off and remove the memory card (see page 19 - Inserting the SD Card).
  • Page 59: Appendix

    SilverCrest SCA 5.00 A1 Appendix Appendix Installing the Software System Requirements ® ® ® Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows ® ® Intel or AMD Dual-Core processor or higher Minimum 1 GB RAM DirectX 9-compatible graphics adapter (DirectX recommended) minimum 2 GB of available hard disk space...
  • Page 60 Appendix SilverCrest SCA 5.00 A1 The files stored on your camcorder should be imported automatically into TotalMediaHDCam. After this you can edit them. For more information, see the online help TotalMediaHDCam. 58 - English...
  • Page 61: Technical Specifications

    SilverCrest SCA 5.00 A1 Appendix Technical Specifications Capture sensor 1/3.2-inch CMOS sensor with 5.0 megapixel Lens Fixed lens F/3.2, f=5.1mm Focus area Normal: 1.5 m – infinity Macro: 20 - 21cm TFT display 3-inch TFT LCD touchscreen, 960 x 240 pixel,...
  • Page 62 Appendix SilverCrest SCA 5.00 A1 Self-timer Off, 5, 10 seconds PC interface USB 2.0 Signal for TV NTSC/PAL / HDMI output Shutter speed Photo: 2 to 1/4000 sec Video: 1/15 to 1/2000 sec Auto power off Off, 1 min., 5 min.
  • Page 63: Warranty Information

    SilverCrest SCA 5.00 A1 Appendix Warranty Information English - 61...
  • Page 64 Appendix SilverCrest SCA 5.00 A1 62 - English...
  • Page 65: Ec Declaration Of Conformity

    SilverCrest SCA 5.00 A1 Appendix EC Declaration of Conformity English - 63...
  • Page 66 Appendix SilverCrest SCA 5.00 A1 64 - English...
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