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ENGLISH
Digital Video Camcorder
VP-D323(i)/D325(i)/
AF
Auto Focus
CCD
Charge Coupled Device
LCD
Liquid Crystal Display
Owner's Instruction Book
Before operating the unit, please read this instruction
book thoroughly, and retain it for future reference.
This product meets the intent of
Directive 89/336 CEE, 73/23 CEE, 93/68 CEE.
D327(i)
VP-D323(i)/D325(i)/
AF
CCD
LCD
ELECTRONICS
93/68 CEE
D327(i)
89/336CEE 73/23 CEE
AD68-00778L

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  • Page 1 ENGLISH Digital Video Camcorder VP-D323(i)/D325(i)/ VP-D323(i)/D325(i)/ D327(i) D327(i) Auto Focus Charge Coupled Device Liquid Crystal Display Owner’s Instruction Book Before operating the unit, please read this instruction book thoroughly, and retain it for future reference. ELECTRONICS This product meets the intent of 89/336CEE 73/23 CEE Directive 89/336 CEE, 73/23 CEE, 93/68 CEE.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    ENGLISH Contents Notes and Safety Instructions ........6 ..........6 Getting to Know Your Camcorder ......11 ..........11 Features ..........................11 ..........................11 Accessories Supplied with camcorder ................12 ..................12 Front & Left View ......................13 ....................... 13 Left side View ........................
  • Page 3 ENGLISH Contents Controlling Sound from the Speaker ................35 ......................35 Advanced Recording ..........35 ............36 Use of various Functions ....................36 ........................36 Setting menu items ..................... 36 ........................ 36 Set the camcorder to CAMERA or PLAYER mode and M.REC or ......
  • Page 4 ENGLISH Contents Searching for a PHOTO picture ................67 ........................67 NIGHT CAPTURE (0 lux recording) ................68 NIGHT CAPTURE .............68 POWER NIGHT CAPTURE....................69 POWER NIGHT CAPTURE ............69 Various Recording Techniques ..................70 ........................70 Playback ..............71 ................. 71 Tape Playback ........................71 ........................
  • Page 5 ENGLISH Contents Inserting and ejecting the Memory Card ..............85 ....................85 Structure of folders and files on the Memory Card........... 86 ................86 Image Format ......................86 ........................86 Selecting the CAMCORDER mode ................. 86 ...................... 86 MEMORY FILE NUMBER ..................... 87 ........................
  • Page 6: Notes And Safety Instructions

    ENGLISH Notes and Safety Instructions Notes regarding the rotation of the LCD screen Please rotate the LCD screen carefully as illustrated. Over rotation may cause damage to the inside of the hinge that connects the LCD screen to the Camcorder. 1.
  • Page 7: Notes Regarding Moisture Condensation

    ENGLISH Notes and Safety Instructions Notices regarding COPYRIGHT Television programs, video tapes, DVD titles, films, and other program materials may be copyrighted. Unauthorized copying of copyrighted material may be against the law. Notes regarding moisture condensation 1. A sudden rise in atmospheric temperature may cause condensation to form inside the camcorder.
  • Page 8: Notes Regarding The Battery Pack

    ENGLISH Notes and Safety Instructions Notes regarding the battery pack Make sure that the battery pack is fully charged before starting to record. To preserve battery power, keep your camcorder turned off when you are not operating it. CAMERA If your camcorder is in CAMERA mode, and it is STBY left in STBY mode without being operated for more than 5 minutes with a tape installed, it will...
  • Page 9: Note Regarding The Lens

    ENGLISH Notes and Safety Instructions Note regarding the LENS Do not film with the camera lens pointing directly at the sun. Direct sunlight can damage the CCD(Charge Coupled Device). CCD Charge Coupled Device Notes regarding electronic viewfinder 1. Do not position the camcorder such that the viewfinder is pointing towards the sun.
  • Page 10: Precautions Regarding The Lithium Battery

    ENGLISH Notes and Safety Instructions Precautions regarding the Lithium battery 1. The lithium battery maintains the clock function and user settings; even if the battery pack or AC adapter is removed. 2. The lithium battery for the camcorder lasts about 6 months under normal operation from time of installation.
  • Page 11: Getting To Know Your Camcorder

    ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder Features • MULTI OSD LANGUAGE • You can select the desired OSD Language among English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Polish and Dutch. • 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™...
  • Page 12: Accessories Supplied With Camcorder

    ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder Accessories Supplied with camcorder Make sure that the following basic accessories are supplied with your digital video camera. 1. Lithium Ion Battery pack 3. AC cord Basic Accessories 2. AC Power Adapter (AA-E8 TYPE) 1.
  • Page 13: Front & Left View

    ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder Front & Left View 6. Accessories shoe 1.Internal MIC 7. Viewfinder 8. Slow shutter button 2. Lens 9. MENU button 3. TAPE EJECT 10. MENU Selector (MENU/VOLUME/MF) 4. IR(Infrared) Light 11. TFT LCD monitor 5.
  • Page 14: Left Side View

    ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder Left Side View 2. Speaker 1. Function buttons 3. EASY. Q 4. PB ZOOM/MACRO 5. Mode switch 6. DISPLAY 1. Function buttons PLAYER CAMERA M.PLAY : (REW) REC SEARCH - : (REW) REC SEARCH – : (FF) REC SEARCH + : (FF)
  • Page 15: Right & Top View

    ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder Right & Top View 7. NIGHT CAPTURE switch 1. PHOTO button 8. Zoom lever 2. Multi-AV Jack 9. External MIC in 3. USB Jack 4. START/STOP button 10. Power Switch 5. DV Jack 11. Handstrap 6.
  • Page 16: Rear & Bottom View

    5. Memory Card slot 1. Hook for shoulder starp 2. Charging indicator 3. LITHIUM Battery Cover 6. Battery Release Memory Card slot 1. Hook for shoulder starp VP-D323(i) 2. Charging indicator Memory Stick 3. LITHIUM Battery Cover VP-D325(i)/D327(i) 4. Tripod receptacle Memory Stick Memory Stick PRO 5.
  • Page 17: Remote Control

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

    ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder OSD (On Screen Display in CAMERA and PLAYER modes) 1. Battery level (see page 26) OSD in CAMERA mode 2. Easy mode (see pages 61) 2. Easy 3. DSE (Digital Special Effects) mode 3. DSE Digital Special Effects 22 21 (see page 50) 4.
  • Page 19: Osd (on Screen Display In M.rec And M.play Modes)

    ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder OSD (On Screen Display in M.REC/M.PLAY modes) A. Folder number-file number (see page 86) OSD in M.REC mode B. Image counter - Current still image/Total number of recordable still images. C. CARD (MEMORY CARD) indicator D.
  • Page 20: Preparation

    ENGLISH Preparation How to use the Remote Control Battery Installation for the Remote Control ✤ You need to insert or replace the lithium battery when : ✤ You purchase the camcorder. The remote control doesn’t work. ✤ Ensure that you insert the lithium cell correctly, ✤...
  • Page 21: Lithium Battery Installation

    ENGLISH Preparation Lithium Battery Installation ✤ The lithium battery maintains the clock function and preset contents of ✤ the memory; even if the battery pack or AC power adapter is removed. ✤ The lithium battery for the camcorder lasts about 6 months under ✤...
  • Page 22: Adjusting The Hand Strap

    ENGLISH Preparation Adjusting the Hand Strap It is very important to ensure that the Hand strap has been correctly adjusted before you begin your recording. The hand strap enables you to : Hold the camcorder in a stable, comfortable position. ZOOM START/STOP Press the Zoom and START/STOP button without having to change the...
  • Page 23: Connecting A Power Source

    ENGLISH Preparation Connecting a Power Source There are two types of power source that can be connected to your camcorder. The AC Power Adapter and AC cord : used for indoor recording. The Battery Pack : used for outdoor recording. To use the AC Power adapter and DC Cable 1.
  • Page 24: Using The Lithium Ion Battery Pack

    ENGLISH Preparation Using the Lithium Ion Battery Pack ✤ The amount of continuous recording time available depends on. ✤ The type and capacity of the battery pack you are using. How often the Zoom function is used. Zoom It is recommended that you have several batteries available. Charging the Lithium Ion Battery Pack 1.
  • Page 25: Table Of Continuous Recording Time Based On Model And Battery Type

    ENGLISH Preparation Using the Lithium Ion Battery Pack Table of continuous recording time based on model and battery type. ✤ If you close the LCD screen, it switches off and the viewfinder ✤ switches on automatically. ✤ The continuous recording times given in the table above are ✤...
  • Page 26: Battery Level Display

    ENGLISH Preparation Battery level display • • The battery level display indicates the amount of power remaining in the battery pack. a. Fully charged b. 20~40% used 20~40% 40~80% c. 40~80% used 80~95% d. 80~95% used e. Completely used (flickers) (The camcorder will turn off soon, change the battery as soon as possible) ✤...
  • Page 27: Inserting And Ejecting A Cassette

    ENGLISH Preparation Inserting and Ejecting a Cassette ✤ When inserting a tape or closing a cassette holder, do not apply ✤ excessive force. This may cause a malfunction. ✤ ✤ Do not use any Tape other than Mini DV cassettes. 1.
  • Page 28: Basic Recording

    ENGLISH Basic Recording Making your First Recording 1. Connect a Power source to the camcorder. (see page 23) (A battery pack or a AC power adapter) Insert a cassette. (see page 27) LENS COVER 2. Remove the LENS COVER. 3. Set the power switch to the CAMERA CAMERA position.
  • Page 29: Selecting The Osd Language

    ENGLISH Basic Recording Selecting the OSD LANGUAGE ✤ You can select the desired OSD Language among English, French, ✤ German, Spanish, Italian, Polish and Dutch. ✤ The Language Function works in CAMERA, PLAYER, M.REC, ✤ M.PLAY modes. 1. Press the MENU button. MENU CAM MODE The menu list will appear.
  • Page 30: Record Search (rec Search)

    ENGLISH ENGLISH Basic Recording When a cassette is loaded and the camcorder is left in the STBY mode for STBY more than 5 minutes without being used, it will switch off automatically. To use it again, push the START/STOP button or set the Power switch to START/STOP OFF and then back to CAMERA.
  • Page 31: Hints For Stable Image Recording

    ENGLISH ENGLISH Basic Recording Hints for Stable Image Recording While recording, it is very important to hold the camcorder correctly. Recording with the LCD monitor 1. Hold the camcorder firmly using the hand strap. 2. Place your right elbow against your side. 3.
  • Page 32: Adjusting The Lcd

    ENGLISH ENGLISH Basic Recording Adjusting the LCD ✤ Your camcorder is equipped with a 2.5 inch colour Liquid Crystal ✤ Display(LCD) screen, which enables you to view what you are ✤ recording or playing back directly. ✤ Depending on the conditions under which you are using the camcorder (indoors or outdoors for example), you can adjust ;...
  • Page 33: Using The Viewfinder

    ENGLISH ENGLISH Basic Recording 8. Push the MENU SELECTOR again. MENU SELECTOR You may select NORMAL or SUPER in the BRIGHT SELECT BRIGHT SELECT NORMAL feature and push the MENU SELECTOR to save the setting. SUPER MENU SELECTOR Use the MENU SELECTOR to adjust the value of BRIGHT ADJUST and COLOUR ADJUST.
  • Page 34: Playing Back A Tape You Have Recorded On The Lcd

    ENGLISH ENGLISH Basic Recording Playing back a tape you have recorded on the LCD ✤ You can monitor the playback picture on the LCD monitor. ✤ ✤ Make sure that the battery pack is in place. ✤ 1. Hold down the power switch tab and turn it to the PLAYER position.
  • Page 35: Adjusting The Lcd During Play

    ENGLISH ENGLISH Basic Recording Adjusting the LCD during PLAY PLAY ✤ ✤ You can adjust the LCD during playback. ✤ The adjustment method is the same procedure as used in CAMERA ✤ CAMERA mode. (see page 32) Controlling Sound from the Speaker The Speaker works in PLAYER mode only.
  • Page 36: Advanced Recording

    ENGLISH ENGLISH Advanced Recording Use of various Functions Setting menu items Available mode FUNCTIONS SUB MENU ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ CLOCK SET Setting the time CLOCK SET ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ WL. REMOTE Using the Remote Control ✔...
  • Page 37: Set The Camcorder To Camera Or Player Mode And M.rec Or M.play Mode

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording Available mode SUB MENU FUNCTIONS FUNCTIONS Selecting Storage Media (MPEG4, ✔ ✔ M. PLAY SELECT M. PLAY SELECT PHOTO) to playback MPEG4 ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ PHOTO QUALITY Selecting Image Quality PHOTO QUALITY ✔ ✔ MPEG4 SIZE Selecting Image Resolution MPEG4 SIZE Print images recorded on a...
  • Page 38: Availability Of Functions In Each Mode

    ENGLISH ENGLISH DEUTSCH Advanced Recording Availability of functions in each mode Requested Digital Digital functions NIGHT NIGHT Mode special CAPTURE CAPTURE PHOTO SLOW PHOTO SLOW D.ZOOM D.ZOOM effects Operating Mode (TAPE) SHUTTER (TAPE) SHUTTER DIS( D.ZOOM D.ZOOM( ✕ ✕ ✕ ✕...
  • Page 39: Clock Set

    ENGLISH ENGLISH DEUTSCH Advanced Recording CLOCK SET CLOCK SET ✤ ✤ CLOCK setup works in CAMERA, PLAYER, M.REC and CAMERA PLAYER M.REC M.PLAY modes. M.PLAY CLOCK ✤ The DATE/TIME is automatically recorded onto a tape. ✤ DATE/TIME Before recording, please set the DATE/TIME. (see page 55) DATE/TIME 1.
  • Page 40: Wl. Remote

    ENGLISH ENGLISH DEUTSCH Advanced Recording WL. REMOTE WL. REMOTE ✤ ✤ The WL.REMOTE function works in CAMERA, PLAYER, CAMERA PLAYER M.REC M.REC, M.PLAY modes. M.PLAY WL. REMOTE ✤ The WL.REMOTE option allows you to enable or disable the ✤ WL. REMOTE remote control for use with the camcorder.
  • Page 41: Beep Sound (vp-d323i/d325i/d327i Only)

    ENGLISH ENGLISH DEUTSCH Advanced Recording BEEP SOUND (VP-D323i/D325i/D327i only) BEEP SOUND VP-D323i/D325i/D327i) ✤ ✤ The BEEP SOUND function works in CAMERA, PLAYER, CAMERA PLAYER M.REC M.REC, M.PLAY modes. M.PLAY BEEP SOUND ✤ Use the MENU to setup the BEEP SOUND function. ✤...
  • Page 42: Shutter Sound (vp-d323i/d325i/d327i Only)

    ENGLISH ENGLISH DEUTSCH Advanced Recording G SHUTTER SOUND G SHUTTER SOUND (VP-D323i/D325i/D327i only) VP-D323i/D325i/D327i) ✤ ✤ You can hear SHUTTER SOUND only when the PHOTO function PHOTO SHUTTER is working. SOUND ✤ ✤ Determine whether or not you wish to hear a SHUTTER SOUND SHUTTER SOUND when using the DSC feature.
  • Page 43: Demonstration

    ENGLISH ENGLISH DEUTSCH Advanced Recording DEMONSTRATION DEMONSTRATION ✤ ✤ Demonstration automatically shows you the major functions that are included with your camcorder so that you may use them more ✤ DEMONSTRATION CAMERA easily. ✤ The DEMONSTRATION function may only be used in the CAMERA mode without a tape inserted in the camcorder.
  • Page 44: Program Ae

    ENGLISH ENGLISH DEUTSCH Advanced Recording PROGRAM AE PROGRAM AE ✤ ✤ The PROGRAM AE function works in CAMERA mode only. CAMERA PROGRAM AE ✤ The PROGRAM AE mode allows you to adjust shutter speeds and ✤ PROGRAM AE apertures to suit different recording conditions. ✤...
  • Page 45: Setting The Program Ae

    ENGLISH ENGLISH DEUTSCH Advanced Recording Setting the PROGRAM AE 1. Press the MENU button. MENU CAM MODE The menu list will appear. INITIAL PROGRAM AE CAMERA WHT. BALANCE MEMORY D.ZOOM 2. Move the MENU SELECTOR to highlight CAMERA MENU SELECTOR VIEWER DSE SELECT and push the MENU SELECTOR.
  • Page 46: Wht.balance White Balance

    ENGLISH ENGLISH DEUTSCH Advanced Recording WHT.BALANCE WHITE BALANCE WHT. BALANCE (WHITE BALANCE) ✤ The WHITE BALANCE function works in CAMERA or M.REC mode only. ✤ CAMERA M.REC ✤ The WHITE BALANCE is a recording function that preserves the unique ✤ image colour of the object in any recording condition.
  • Page 47: Zooming In And Out

    ENGLISH ENGLISH Advanced Recording Zooming In and Out Zooming In and Out ✤ ✤ Zooming is a recording technique that lets you change the size of the subject in a scene. For more professional looking recordings, do not ✤ use the zoom function too often. ✤...
  • Page 48: Zooming In And Out With Digital Zoom

    ENGLISH ENGLISH DEUTSCH Advanced Recording Zooming In and Out with DIGITAL ZOOM DIGITAL ZOOM ✤ ✤ Digital Zoom works in CAMERA mode only. CAMERA Digital Zoom Digital Zoom ✤ Zooming more than 10x is achieved digitally. ✤ ✤ The picture quality may deteriorate depending on how ✤...
  • Page 49: Dis (digital Image Stabilizer)

    ENGLISH ENGLISH DEUTSCH Advanced Recording DIS (Digital Image Stabilizer) DIS Digital Image Stabilizer ✤ ✤ The DIS function works in CAMERA mode only. CAMERA ✤ DIS (Digital Image Stabilizer) is a function that compensates for ✤ any shaking or hand movement while holding the camcorder (within reasonable limits).
  • Page 50: Dse (digital Special Effects) Select

    ENGLISH ENGLISH DEUTSCH Advanced Recording DSE(Digital Special Effects) SELECT DSE Digital Special Effects ✤ ✤ The DSE function works in CAMERA mode only. CAMERA ✤ ✤ The digital effects enable you to give a creative look to your recording by adding various special effects. ✤...
  • Page 51: Selecting An Effect

    ENGLISH ENGLISH DEUTSCH Advanced Recording Selecting an effect 1. Set the camcorder to CAMERA mode. CAMERA CAM MODE 2. Press the MENU button. INITIAL MENU CAMERA PROGRAM AE WHT. BALANCE The menu list will appear. MEMORY D.ZOOM VIEWER DSE SELECT 3.
  • Page 52: Rec Mode

    ENGLISH ENGLISH DEUTSCH Advanced Recording REC MODE REC MODE ✤ ✤ The REC MODE function works in both CAMERA and PLAYER CAMERA PLAYER VP-D323i/ (VP-D323i/D325i/D327i only) modes. D325i/D327i REC MODE ✤ ✤ This camcorder records and plays back in SP (standard play) mode SP standard play LP long play and in LP (long play) mode.
  • Page 53: Audio Mode

    ENGLISH ENGLISH DEUTSCH Advanced Recording AUDIO MODE AUDIO MODE ✤ ✤ The AUDIO MODE function works in CAMERA and PLAYER CAMERA PLAYER (VP-D323i/D325i/D327i only) modes. VP-D323i/D325i/D327i ✤ This camcorder records sound in two ways. (12bit, 16bit) AUDIO MODE ✤ 12bit : You can record two 12bit stereo sound tracks. The original stereo sound can be recorded onto the MAIN (SOUND1) track.
  • Page 54: Wind Cut

    ENGLISH ENGLISH DEUTSCH Advanced Recording WIND CUT WIND CUT ✤ ✤ The WIND CUT function works in CAMERA and PLAYER CAMERA PLAYER (Audio dubbing) modes. WIND CUT ✤ WIND CUT ✤ The WIND CUT function minimizes wind noise or other noise while recording.
  • Page 55: Date/time

    ENGLISH ENGLISH DEUTSCH Advanced Recording DATE/TIME DATE/TIME ✤ ✤ The DATE/TIME function works in CAMERA, PLAYER, M.REC CAMERA PLAYER M.REC M.PLAY DATE/TIME and M.PLAY modes. ✤ DATE/TIME ✤ The date and time are automatically recorded on a special data area of the tape.
  • Page 56: Tv Display

    ENGLISH ENGLISH DEUTSCH Advanced Recording TV DISPLAY TV DISPLAY ✤ ✤ The TV DISPLAY function works in CAMERA, PLAYER, M.REC CAMERA PLAYER M.REC and M.PLAY modes. M.PLAY TV DISPLAY TV ✤ You can select the output path of the OSD (On Screen Display). ✤...
  • Page 57: Using Quick Menu

    ENGLISH ENGLISH DEUTSCH Advanced Recording Using Quick Menu(Navigation Menu) ✤ Quick menu is available only in CAMERA and M.REC mode. ✤ CAMERA M.REC ✤ Quick menu is used to adjust camera functions by using the MENU ✤ SELECTOR. MENU SELECTOR This feature is useful for when you want to make simple adjustments without having to access the menus and submenus.
  • Page 58: Setting The Quick Menu

    ENGLISH ENGLISH DEUTSCH Advanced Recording I WHT. BALANCE (see page 46) I WHT.BALANCE Each time you select WHT. BALANCE and push the MENU WHT.BALANCE MENU SELECTOR, you can choose between preset WHT.BALANCE SELECTOR WHT.BALANCE values and AUTO. As in PROGRAM AE, you can't choose between AUTO PROGRAM AE Auto and WHT.BALANCE values it they have not been preset.
  • Page 59: Shutter Speed & Exposure

    ENGLISH ENGLISH DEUTSCH Advanced Recording SHUTTER SPEED & EXPOSURE SHUTTER SPEED & EXPOSURE ✤ You can set SHUTTER SPEED only in CAMERA mode. ✤ CAMERA ✤ The EXPOSURE function works in both CAMERA and M.REC modes. ✤ CAMERA M.REC ✤ SHUTTER SPEED and EXPOSURE values can only be set in the Quick Menu.
  • Page 60: Slow Shutter(low Shutter Speed)

    ENGLISH ENGLISH DEUTSCH Advanced Recording SLOW SHUTTER (Low Shutter Speed) SLOW SHUTTER ✤ The SLOW SHUTTER function works in CAMERA mode only. ✤ CAMERA SLOW SHUTTER ✤ The shutter speed can be controlled, allowing you to record slow ✤ moving objects. 1.
  • Page 61: Easy Mode (for Beginners)

    ENGLISH ENGLISH DEUTSCH Advanced Recording EASY Mode (for Beginners) EASY ✤ The EASY mode allows a beginner to easily make good recordings. ✤ EASY The EASY mode only operates in CAMERA mode. CAMERA EASY 1. Set the power switch to CAMERA mode. 2.
  • Page 62: Af/mf Auto Focus/manual Focus

    ENGLISH ENGLISH Advanced Recording AF/MF (Auto Focus/Manual Focus) AF/MF Auto Focus/Manual Focus ✤ The AF/MF function works in CAMERA, M.REC mode only. ✤ CAMERA M.REC ✤ In most situations, it is better to use the automatic focus AF/MF feature, as it enables you to concentrate on the creative side of your ✤...
  • Page 63: Blc (back Light Compensation)

    ENGLISH Advanced Recording BLC (Back Light Compensation) BLC Back Light Compensation ✤ BLC works in CAMERA/M.REC mode. ✤ CAMERA M.REC * BLC off * BLC on ✤ Back lighting exists when the subject is ✤ darker than the background: The subject is in front of a window. The person to be recorded is wearing white or shiny clothes and is placed against a bright background;...
  • Page 64: Fade In And Out

    ENGLISH ENGLISH Advanced Recording Fade In and Out Fade In and Out ✤ The FADE function works in CAMERA mode only. ✤ CAMERA FADE ✤ You can give your recordings a professional look by using special ✤ effects such as fade in at the beginning of a sequence or fade out at the end of a sequence.
  • Page 65: Audio Dubbing

    ENGLISH ENGLISH Advanced Recording Audio dubbing Audio dubbing ✤ The AUDIO DUBBING function only works in PLAYER Mode. ✤ AUDIO DUBBING ✤ You can add sound to the original sound on a pre-recorded tape, recorded in ✤ SP mode with 12bit sound. ✤...
  • Page 66: Dubbed Audio Playback

    ENGLISH ENGLISH Advanced Recording Dubbed audio Playback 1. Set the power switch to the PLAYER mode. PLAYER PLAYER MODE A / V SET 2. Insert the dubbed tape and press MENU button. MENU REC MODE PHOTO SEARCH PHOTO COPY 3. Move the MENU SELECTOR to highlight A/V. MENU SELECTOR AUDIO MODE SOUND1...
  • Page 67: Photo Image Recording

    ENGLISH ENGLISH Advanced Recording PHOTO Image Recording 1. Set the power switch to CAMERA mode. CAMERA 2. Press the PHOTO button. PHOTO The still picture is recorded for about 6~7 seconds. 3. After the PHOTO has been recorded, the camcorder STBY returns to STBY mode.
  • Page 68: Night Capture (0 Lux Recording)

    ENGLISH ENGLISH Advanced Recording NIGHT CAPTURE NIGHT CAPTURE (0 lux recording) ✤ The NIGHT CAPTURE function works in CAMERA/ ✤ CAMERA M.REC M.REC mode. NIGHT CAPTURE ✤ The NIGHT CAPTURE function enables you to record ✤ NIGHT CAPTURE a subject in darkness. POWER 1.
  • Page 69: Power Night Capture

    ENGLISH ENGLISH Advanced Recording POWER NIGHT CAPTURE POWER NIGHT CAPTURE ✤ The POWER NIGHT CAPTURE function works in CAMERA mode. ✤ CAMERA POWER NIGHT ✤ The POWER NIGHT CAPTURE function can record a subject more CAPTURE ✤ brightly in darkness than the NIGHT CAPTURE function. POWER NIGHT CAPTURE ✤...
  • Page 70: Various Recording Techniques

    ENGLISH ENGLISH Advanced Recording Various Recording Techniques ✤ In some situations different recording techniques may be required for ✤ more dramatic results. Note Please rotate the LCD screen carefully as excessive rotation may cause damage to the inside of the hinge that connects the LCD screen to the Camcorder.
  • Page 71: Playback

    ENGLISH ENGLISH Playback Tape Playback ✤ The playback function works in PLAYER mode only. ✤ PLAYER Playback on the LCD ✤ It is practical to view a tape using the LCD when in a car or outdoors. ✤ Playback on a TV monitor ✤...
  • Page 72: Connecting To A Tv Which Has No Audio And Video Input Jacks

    ENGLISH ENGLISH Playback Connecting to a TV which has no Audio and Video input jacks ✤ ✤ You can connect your camcorder to a TV through a VCR. 1. Connect the camcorder and VCR with the VIDEO AUDIO(L) Multi-AV cable. AUDIO(R) The yellow plug : Video Video...
  • Page 73: Various Functions While In Player Mode

    ENGLISH ENGLISH Playback Various Functions while in PLAYER mode PLAYER ✤ The PLAY/STILL, STOP, FF, REW buttons are located on the camcorder ✤ PLAY/STILL STOP and the Remote Control. ✤ The F.ADV(Frame advance), X2, SLOW buttons are located on the Remote ✤...
  • Page 74: Frame Advance (to Play Back Frame By Frame)

    ENGLISH ENGLISH Playback Frame advance (To play back frame by frame) G Press the F.ADV button on the Remote Control while in Still F.ADV Still mode. F.ADV The F.ADV function works in still mode only. PLAY/STILL G To resume normal playback, press the (PLAY/STILL) button.
  • Page 75: Zero Memory

    ENGLISH ENGLISH Playback ZERO MEMORY ZERO MEMORY ✤ The ZERO MEMORY function works in both CAMERA and PLAYER ✤ CAMERA PLAYER modes. ZERO MEMORY ✤ You can mark a point on a tape that you want to return to following ✤...
  • Page 76: Pb Dse (playback Digital Special Effects)

    ENGLISH ENGLISH Playback PB DSE (Playback Digital Special Effects) PB DSE ✤ The PB DSE function works in PLAYER mode. ✤ PLAYER PB DSE ✤ The PB DSE function enables you to apply Digital Special Effects ✤ PB DSE (DSE) to tape playback or still images. 1.
  • Page 77: Pb Zoom

    ENGLISH ENGLISH Playback PB ZOOM PB ZOOM ✤ The PB ZOOM function works in PLAYER mode. ✤ PLAYER PB ZOOM ✤ The PB ZOOM function enables you to magnify playback or still ✤ PB ZOOM image. 1. Press the PB ZOOM button in playback mode or in PB ZOOM playback still mode.
  • Page 78: Recording In Player Mode (vp-d323i/d325i/d327i Only)

    ENGLISH ENGLISH Recording in PLAYER mode Recording in PLAYER mode PLAYER (VP-D323i/D325i/D327i only) VP-D323i/D325i/D327i ✤ You can use this camcorder as a recorder. ✤ VIDEO ✤ You can record a tape from VCR or TV. ✤ AUDIO(L) AUDIO(R) S-VIDEO 1. Connect the camcorder and VCR or TV with the Multi-AV cable.
  • Page 79: Ieee 1394 Data Transfer

    ENGLISH ENGLISH IEEE 1394 Data Transfer IEEE 1394 Transferring IEEE1394 (i.LINK)-DV standard data connections IEEE 1394 i.LINK Connecting to a DV device ✤ Connecting with other DV standard products. ✤ A standard DV connection is quite simple. If a product has a DV port, you can transfer data by connecting to the DV port using the correct cable.
  • Page 80: System Requirements

    ENGLISH ENGLISH IEEE 1394 Data Transfer IEEE 1394 System requirements CPU : faster Intel Pentium III™ 450Mhz compatible. CPU Intel ® Pentium III™ 450Mhz ® Operating system : Windows 98SE, ME, XP, Mac OS (9.1~10.2) Windows ® 98SE, ME, XP, Mac OS (9.1~10.2) ®...
  • Page 81: Usb Interface

    ENGLISH ENGLISH USB interface Transferring a Digital Image through a USB Connection ✤ ✤ You can easily transfer a still image from a MEMORY CARD to a PC without additional add-on cards via a USB connection. ✤ ✤ You can transfer an image to a PC via a USB connection. ✤...
  • Page 82: Installing Dvc Media 5.1 Program

    ENGLISH ENGLISH USB interface Installing DVC Media 5.1 Program DVC Media 5.1 ✤ DVC Media 5.1 User's Manual is included on the accompanying CD(D:\help\) in ✤ DVC Media 5.1 adobe adobe's Portable Document Format(PDF). The user's manual can be viewed using Acrobat Reader software, which is also Acrobat Reader included on the CD.
  • Page 83: Using The "removable Disk" Function

    ENGLISH ENGLISH USB interface Using the “removable Disk” function ✤ You can easily transfer data from a Mmemory Card to a PC without additional add- ✤ on cards via a USB connection. 1. Set the mode switch to memory, set the power switch to CAMERA or PLAYER. memory CAMERA PLAYER 2.
  • Page 84: Digital Still Camera Mode

    G All other product names mentioned herein may be the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. ™ ® Furthermore, “™”and “ ® ” are not mentioned in each case in this VP-D323(i) Memory Stick PRO manual. G “Memory Stick PRO” can not be used with the VP-D323(i) MODEL.
  • Page 85: Inserting And Ejecting The Memory Card

    Memory Card in a soft case to prevent static shock. The stored contents may be changed or lost as a result of misuse, static electricity, electric noise or repair. Save important images separately. Samsung is not responsible for data loss due to misuse.
  • Page 86: Structure Of Folders And Files On The Memory Card

    ENGLISH ENGLISH Digital Still Camera mode Structure of folders and files on the Memory Stick ✤ The still images that you recorded are saved in ✤ JPEG DCIM JPEG file format on the Memory Stick. 100 SSDVC ✤ The moving images that you recorded are saved in ✤...
  • Page 87: Memory File Number

    ENGLISH Digital Still Camera mode MEMORY FILE NUMBER ✤ File numbers will be given to images in order of recording when still ✤ ✤ images are stored in the Memory Card. ✤ MEMORY FILE NUMBERS may be set as follows: SERIES: When there are existing files, the new image will be named as the next number in the sequence.
  • Page 88: Selecting The Image Quality

    ENGLISH ENGLISH Digital Still Camera mode Selecting the image quality ✤ You can select the quality of a still image to be recorded. ✤ Select the image quality M.REC MODE 1. Set the mode switch to MEMORY MEMORY CARD INITIAL CAMERA CARD.
  • Page 89: Recording Still Images To A Memory Card In M.rec Mode

    ENGLISH ENGLISH Digital Still Camera mode Recording Still images to a Memory Card in M.REC Mode. M.REC ✤ Audio cannot be recorded with still images onto the Memory Card. ✤ Recording images to a Memory Card 1. Set the mode switch to MEMORY CARD. MEMORY CARD 2.
  • Page 90: Recording An Image From A Cassette As A Still Image

    ENGLISH ENGLISH Digital Still Camera mode Recording an image from a cassette as a still image. ✤ ✤ You can record a still image from a cassette onto a Memory Card. ✤ ✤ If you want to recorded multiple still images from a cassette to a COPY Memory Card, use the COPY function.
  • Page 91: Viewing Still Images

    ENGLISH ENGLISH Digital Still Camera mode Viewing Still images ✤ You can playback and view still images recorded on the Memory Card. ✤ ✤ There are 3 ways to view recorded images. ✤ Single : To view an image frame by frame. Slide show : To view all images automatically and in consecutive order.
  • Page 92: To View The Multi Display

    ENGLISH ENGLISH Digital Still Camera mode To view the Multi Display 1. Set the mode switch to MEMORY CARD. MEMORY CARD 2. Set the power switch to PLAYER mode. PLAYER The last recorded image appears. 3. To view six stored images on single screen, MULTI press the (MULTI) button.
  • Page 93: Copying Still Images From A Cassette To Memory Card

    ENGLISH ENGLISH Digital Still Camera mode Copying still images from a cassette to Memory Card ✤ You can copy still images recorded with PHOTO function on a cassette ✤ PHOTO ✤ onto a Memory Stick. ✤ Rewind the TAPE to the point which you wants. PLAYER PLAYER MODE 1.
  • Page 94: Marking Images For Printing

    ENGLISH ENGLISH Digital Still Camera mode Marking images for printing ✤ This camcorder supports the DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) print ✤ DPOF ( ✤ format. DPOF ✤ You can automatically print images recorded on a Memory Card with a ✤...
  • Page 95: Protection From Accidental Erasure

    ENGLISH ENGLISH Digital Still Camera mode Protection from accidental erasure ✤ You can protect important images from accidental erasure. ✤ If you execute FORMAT, all images including protected images will be erased. 1. Set the mode switch to MEMORY CARD. MEMORY CARD M.PLAY MODE INITIAL...
  • Page 96: Deleting Still Images

    ENGLISH ENGLISH Digital Still Camera mode Deleting Still images ✤ You can erase the still images recorded on the Memory Card. ✤ ✤ If you want to delete protected images, you must first deactivate the ✤ ✤ image protection. ✤ An image which has been deleted cannot be recovered. MEMORY CARD M.PLAY MODE 1.
  • Page 97: Formatting The Memory Card

    ENGLISH ENGLISH Digital Still Camera mode Formatting the Memory Card ✤ You can use the MEMORY FORMAT functions to completely delete all ✤ MEMORY FORMAT( images and options on the Memory Card, including protected images. ✤ The format function restores the Memory Card to its initial state. ✤...
  • Page 98: Mpeg Recording

    ENGLISH ENGLISH Digital Still Camera mode MPEG RECORDING MPEG ✤ You can record the moving picture images with an audio on the Memory ✤ Card. Saving the pictures captured by a camera as a moving picture file onto MEMORY CARD 1.
  • Page 99: Selecting The Moving Picture Sizes

    ENGLISH ENGLISH Digital Still Camera mode Selecting the moving picture sizes 1. Set the mode switch to MEMORY CARD position. MEMORY CARD M.REC MODE INITIAL CAMERA 2. Set the power switch to CAMERA mode. CAMERA M.PLAY SELECT MEMORY PHOTO QUALITY VIEWER MPEG4 SIZE PRINT MARK...
  • Page 100: Mpeg Playback

    ENGLISH ENGLISH Digital Still Camera mode MPEG Playback MPEG ✤ The MPEG Playback function works in M. PLAY mode only. ✤ MPEG M.PLAY ✤ You can play the moving picture images on the Memory Card. ✤ ✤ During the MPEG4 playback, you can hear sound at the PC speaker ✤...
  • Page 101: Maintenance

    ENGLISH ENGLISH Maintenance After finishing a recording ✤ At the end of a recording you must remove the power source. ✤ ✤ When recording with a Lithium Ion Battery Pack, leaving the pack on ✤ the camcorder can reduce the life span of the battery. Hence, it should be removed from the camcorder.
  • Page 102: Cleaning And Maintaining The Camcorder

    ENGLISH ENGLISH Maintenance Cleaning and Maintaining the Camcorder Cleaning the Video Heads To ensure normal recording and clear pictures, clean the video heads when the playback pictures display square block-shaped noise or distortion, or a blue screen appears. (blue screen) 1.
  • Page 103: Using Your Camcorder Abroad

    ENGLISH 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 100V 240V 50/60Hz supplied AC Power Adapter within 100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz.
  • Page 104: Troubleshooting

    ENGLISH ENGLISH Troubleshooting Troubleshooting ✤ Before contacting a Samsung authorized service centre, ✤ perform the following simple checks. They may save you the time and expense of an unnecessary call. Self Diagnosis Display Display Informs that... Action Blinking slow the battery pack is almost discharged.
  • Page 105: Self Diagnosis Display In M.rec, M.play Mode

    ENGLISH ENGLISH Troubleshooting Self Diagnosis Display in M.REC/M.PLAY mode M.REC/M.PLAY Display Informs that... Action Blinking MEMORY There is no Memory card in the MEMORY CARD! slow Insert a Memory Card. CARD camcorder. There is not enough memory to Change to a new Memory Card. MEMORY FULL! slow record.
  • Page 106 ENGLISH ENGLISH Troubleshooting ✤ If these instructions do not solve your problem, contact your nearest ✤ Samsung authorized service centre. Explanation/Solution Symptom You cannot switch the Check the battery pack or the AC Power Adapter. camcorder on. Check the POWER switch is set to CAMERA.
  • Page 107: Specifications

    Y: 1Vp-p, 75Ω, C: 0. 286Vp-p, 75Ω Audio output -7.5dBs (600Ω terminated) -7.5dBs (600Ω DV input/output VP-D323i/D325i/D327i : 4pin special in/out connector, VP-D323i/D325i/D327i: 4 VP-D323/D325/D327 : out only VP-D323/D325/D327 : USB output Mini-B type connector External mic Ø3.5 stereo Ø3.5...
  • Page 108: Index

    ENGLISH ENGLISH INDEX - A - - M - - A - - L - Accessories ........12 Memory Card ........85 AF/MF ..62 ..........73 AF/MF..........62 Memory Stick ........84 ........78 ZERO MEMORY ..75 Audio dubbing ........65 MPEG RECORDING .......
  • Page 109 ENGLISH THIS CAMCORDER IS MANUFACTURED BY: ELECTRONICS ELECTRONICS *Samsung Electronics’ Internet Home Page United Kingdom http://www.samsungelectronics.co.uk http://www.samsungelectronics.co.uk France http://www.samsung.fr http://www.samsung.fr Australia http://www.samsung.com/au http://www.samsung.com/au Germany http://www.samsung.de http://www.samsung.de Sweden http://www.samsung.se http://www.samsung.se Poland http://www.samsung.com/pl http://www.samsung.com/pl Spain http://www.samsung.es http://www.samsung.es Italia http://www.samsung.it http://www.samsung.it China http://www.samsung.com.cn...

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