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HMX-R10SP HMX-R10BP imagine the possibilities Thank you for purchasing this Samsung product. To receive more complete service, please register your product at www.samsung.com/register High Definition Digital Camcorder user manual
key features of your full HD camcorder 9.15 Mega pixel CMOS (1/2.33) Adopted This camcorder’s 9.15 mega pixel CMOS sensor catches your important moments and records them in fine detail. Unlike traditional CCD imagers, CMOS sensors require less power, providing efficient battery performance. Full HD 1080 Viewing Performance This camcorder uses advanced H.264 compression technology to realize the clearest video quality. Its full HD resolution displays your pictures clearer than normal standard(SD)-quality pictures and maintains a 16:9 aspect ratio that minimizes distortion on a flat HDTV screen. Utilizes Interlace and Progressive system Your camcorder supports both 1080/50(interlace) and 1080/25(progressive) resolutions to display an image. The interlace system scans odd lines and even lines in the image by turns, while the progressive system scans all lines at once like processing a film image. Accordingly, you can obtain high-quality, shake-free images on a HDTV screen as if you are sitting in the cinema. High Speed Recording Recording up to 500 frames per second(fps), your camcorder features much faster shooting speed than standard digital camcorders. This camcorder also features the slow motion playback (up to x 1/160) that is useful for analyzing the contents of your recordings. Dual Recording While recording full HD videos, you can capture still images with the simple operation of a button. Capture still images and save them to the storage. High-Definition (Full HD) 1080 1920 576 720 Standard-Definition (SD) <Wide Full HD Camcorder (1080i/16:9)> <Standard Digital Camcorder (576i)>
I N T E L L I - Z O O M 8x DIGITAL ZOOM 100X 9 . 0 M E G A P I X E L S C M O S 12 Mega pixel Photo Quality Samsung’s Pixel Rising technology yields high resolution still images that retain colours and resolution in extraordinary detail. The result is the 12 megapixel image quality that is equivalent to a digital camera. Quick Standby Capability Closing the LCD screen in the STBY mode minimizes the power consumption by switching the camcorder to the Quick On STBY mode. With this quick and efficient function, you can be ready to record quickly without having to power-on the camcorder every time. Magic Touch To focus on a subject, just touch the screen and shoot. Your camcorder optimizes the focus and brightness for the touched point, enabling you professional results with this simple operation. Comfortable, Ergonomic Design This camcorder is designed for comfort when making long recordings. With this ergonomic design, you can shoot subjects comfortably from any position. Time Lapse Recording Catches the Moment You can record a long scene in short intervals. Record artistic, documentary videos including the passage of clouds, blooming flowers etc. Use this function to make UCC(user created contents) videos, educational programme s or for other various purposes. Useful to Make UCC Video! Feel Free to Share the Contents! The built-in editing Intelli-studio software installs directly from this camcorder to your PC, enabling convenient connection only with a USB cable. Intelli-studio also allows direct uploading of your contents to YouTube or Flickr. Sharing the contents with your friends is simpler than ever before. DC IN 3785 90 MIN
What the icons and signs in this user manual mean; WARNING Means that there is a potential risk of death or serious injury. CAUTION Means that there is a potential risk of personal injury or damage to the product. CAUTION To reduce the risk of fire, explosion, electric shock, or personal injury when using your camcorder, follow these basic safety precautions. Means hints or referential pages that may be helpful when operating the camcorder. These warning signs are here to prevent injury to you and others. Please follow them explicitly. After reading this section, keep it in a safe place for future reference. Warning! • This camcorder should always be connected to an AC outlet with a protective grounding connection. • Batteries shall not be exposed to excessive heat such as sunshine, fire or the like. Caution Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent type. To disconnect the apparatus from the mains, the plug must be pulled out from the mains socket, therefore the mains plug shall be readily operable. SAFETY WARNINGS before reading this user manual PRECAUTIONS
• This camcorder records video in H.264 (MPEG4 part10/AVC) format and in High Definition Video (HD-VIDEO) or Standard Definition Video(SD-VIDEO). • Please note that this camcorder is not compatible with other digital video formats. • Before recording important video, make a trial recording. Play back your trial recording to make sure the video and audio have been recorded properly. • The recorded contents cannot be compensated for: - Samsung cannot compensate for any damage caused when a recording cannot be played back because of a defect in the camcorder or memory card. Samsung cannot be responsible for your recorded video and audio. - Recorded contents may be lost due to a mistake when handling this camcorder or memory card, etc. Samsung shall not be responsible for compensation for damages due to the loss of recorded contents. • Make a backup of important recorded data. Protect your important recorded data by copying the files to a PC. We also recommend you to copy it from your PC to other recording media for storage. Refer to the software installation and USB connection guide. • Copyrights: Please note that this camcorder is intended for individual use only. Data recorded on the storage media in this camcorder using other digital/ analogue media or devices is protected by the copyright act and cannot be used without permission of the owner of the copyright, except for personal enjoyment. Even if you record an event such as a show, performance or exhibition for personal enjoyment, it is strongly recommended that you obtain permission beforehand. Thank you for purchasing this Samsung Camcorder. Please read this user manual carefully before you use the camcorder and keep it handy for future reference. Should your camcorder fail to operate correctly, refer to Troubleshooting. This User Manual covers HMX-R10SP, HMX-R10BP models. • The HMX-R10SP, HMX-R10BP do not have built-in flash memory and use memory cards. Although some features of HMX-R10SP, HMX-R10BP models are different, they operate in the same way. • Illustrations of model HMX-R10SP are used in this user manual. • The displays in this user manual may not be exactly the same as those you see on the LCD screen. • Designs and specifications of the camcorder and other accessories are subject to change without any notice. IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON USE Before using this camcorder About this user manual
The following terms are used in this manual: • ‘Scene’ refers to the point where you press Record Start/Stop button to start recording until you press again to pause the recording. • The terms ‘photo’ and ‘still image’ are used interchangeably with the same meaning. • 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. • The SD logo is a trademark. The SDHC logo is a trademark. • Microsoft® , Windows® , Windows Vista® and DirectX® are either registered trademarks or trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. • Intel® , Core™, and Pentium® are the registered trademarks or trademarks of the Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries. • Macintosh, Mac OS are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Apple Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. • YouTube is a trademark of Google Inc. • Flickr™ is a trademark of Yahoo. • HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC. • Adobe, the Adobe logo, and Adobe Acrobat are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. • All the other product names mentioned here in may be the trademark or registered trademarks of their respect companies. Furthermore, “TM” and “®” are not mentioned in each case in this manual. Notes regarding trademarks before reading this user manual Correct Disposal of This Product (Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment) (Applicable in the European Union and other European countries with separate collection systems) This marking shown on the product or its literature, indicates that it should not be disposed with other household wastes at the end of its working life. To prevent possible harm to the environment or human health from uncontrolled waste disposal, please separate this from other types of wastes and recycle it responsibly to promote the sustainable reuse of material resources. Household users should contact either the retailer where they purchased this product, or their local government office, for details of where and how they can take this item for environmentally safe recycling. Business users should contact their supplier and check the terms and conditions of the purchase contract. This product should not be mixed with other commercial wastes for disposal. Correct disposal of batteries in this product (Applicable in the European Union and other European countries with separate battery return systems) This marking on the battery, manual or packaging indicates that the batteries in this product should not be disposed of with other household waste at the end of their working life. Where marked, the chemical symbols Hg, Cd or Pb indicate that the battery contains mercury, cadmium or lead above the reference levels in EC Directive 2006/66. If batteries are not properly disposed of, these substances can cause harm to human health or the environment. To protect natural resources and to promote material reuse, please separate batteries from other types of waste and recycle them through your local, free battery return system.
The safety precautions illustrated below are to prevent personal injury or material damages. Heed all instructions carefully. WARNING Do not aim the camcorder directly into the sun. Doing so could cause eye injuries, as well as lead to malfunctioning of internal parts of the product. W 4 4 W Using the camcorder at temperatures over 140℉(60℃) may result in fire. Keeping the battery at a high temperature may cause an explosion. W 4 4 W Do not overload outlets or extension cords as this may result in abnormal heat or fire. No sand or dust! Fine sand or dust entering the camcorder or AC power adaptor could cause malfunctions or defects. No sand or dust! SAND Do not allow water or metal and inflammable matter to enter the camcorder or AC power adaptor. Doing so may pose a fire hazard. W 4 4 W Do not disconnect the AC adaptor by pulling on its power- cord, as this could damage the power-cord. Do not bend the powercord or damage the AC power adaptor by pressing on it with a heavy object. There may be a risk of fire or electric shock. No oil! Oil entering the camcorder or AC power adaptor could cause electric shock, malfunctions or defects. L I O Do not use the AC adaptor if it has damaged, split or broken cords or wires. Doing so may cause fire or electric shock. Do not use the AC adapter if it has damaged,split or broken cords or wires.Doing so may cause fire or electric shock. Do not touch the product. Prohibited action. WARNING Means that there is a potential risk of serious personal injury. This precaution must be kept. Do not disassemble the product. CAUTION Means that there is a potential risk of personal injury or damage to the product Unplug from the power supply. safety information
Do not connect the AC adaptor unless the plug can be fully inserted with no part of the blades exposed. Do not connect the AC adapter unless the plug can be fully inserted with no part of the blades exposed. Do not dispose of battery pack in a fire as it may explode. Never use cleaning fluid or similar chemicals. Do not spray cleaners directly on the camcorder. d i u l f g n i n a e l c Keep the camcorder away from water when used near the beach or pool or when it rains. There is a risk of malfunction or electric shock. W 4 4 W Keep the used lithium battery or memory card out of the reach of children. If the lithium battery or memory card is swallowed by children, consult physician immediately. Do not attempt to disassemble, repair, or reform the camcorder or the AC adaptor to avoid a risk of fire or electric shock. Do not plug or unplug the power cord with wet hands. There is a risk of electric shock. Keep the power-cord unplugged when not in use or during lightning storms. There is a risk of fire. When cleaning the AC adaptor, unplug the power-cord. There is a risk of malfunction or electric shock. If the camcorder malfunctions, immediately detach the AC adaptor or battery from the camcorder. There is a risk of fire or injury. W 4 4 W If the camcorder makes an abnormal sound, or smell or smokes, unplug the power-cord immediately and request service from a Samsung service centre. There is a risk of fire or personal injury. W 4 4 W Do not fire the flash directly in front someone's eyes (especially infants). Doing so may cause impaired vision. safety information
CAUTION Do not use the camcorder near direct sunlight or heating equipment. This may cause a malfunction or injury. W 4 4 W Do not expose the camcorder to sudden changes in temperature or a humid place. There is also a risk of defect or electric shock when using outdoors during lightning storms. W 4 4 W Do not expose the camcorder to insecticide. Insecticide entering the camcorder could fail the product to operate normally. Turn the camcorder off and cover it with vinyl sheet, etc. before using insecticide. E D I C I T C E S N I Do not use the camcorder near dense exhaust gas generated by gasoline or diesel engines, or corrosive gas such as hydrogen sulphide. Doing so may corrode the external or internal terminals, disabling normal operation. Do not expose the camcorder to soot or steam. Thick soot or steam could damage the camcorder case or cause a malfunction. $O NOT EXPOSE THE CAMCORDER TO SOOT OR STEAM 4HICK SOOT OR STEAM COULD DAMAGE THE CAMCORDER CASE OR CAUSE A MALFUNCTION Do not leave the camcorder in a closed vehicle for a long time, where the temperature is very high. Do not use the camcorder on a tripod (not supplied) in a place where it is subject to severe vibrations or impact. Do not drop or expose the camcorder, battery pack, AC adaptor or other accessories to severe vibrations or impact. This may cause a malfunction or injury. W 4 4 W Do not press the surface of the LCD with force, or hit it with a sharp object. If you push the LCD surface, display unevenness may occur. 9
safety information Do not leave the LCD screen open when not using the camcorder. Do not hold the camcorder by the LCD monitor when lifting it. The LCD screen could detach and the camcorder may fall. Do not wipe the camcorder body with benzene or thinner. The exterior coating could peel off or the case surface could deteriorate. W 4 4 W Do not use the camcorder near TV or radio: This could cause noise on the TV screen or to radio broadcasts. W 4 4 W Do not use the camcorder near strong radio waves or magnetism such as speakers and a large motor. Noise could enter video or audio that are being recorded. W 4 4 W Keep important data separately. Samsung is not responsible for data loss. Place the camcorder on a stable surface and a place with ventilation openings. W 4 4 W Do not place the camcorder with the open LCD screen down. Use Samsung-approved accessories only. Using products from other manufacturers may cause overheating, fire, explosion, electric shock or personal injuries caused by abnormal operation. w T T w Use the mains plug where it can be readily operable. If any problem occurs with the product, the mains plug must be removed to disconnect power completely. Turning off the power button on the product does not completely disconnect the power. w T T w 10
PREPARATION 15 BASIC OPERATION 43 2 Key features of your full HD camcorder 4 Before reading this user manual 7 Safety information 11 Contents 15 Quick start guide 15 You can record videos or photos on a memory card! 19 What’s included with your camcorder 20 Getting to know the camcorder 20 Location of controls 22 Identifying the screen displays 26 Getting started 26 Using the battery pack 28 Checking the battery state 31 Basic operation of the camcorder 31 Turning your camcorder on/off 32 Switching to the power saving mode 33 Setting the operation modes 33 Using the display( /iCHECK) button 34 Using the touch panel 35 First time settings 35 Setting the time zone and date/ time for the first time 36 Selecting the language 37 Getting ready to start recording 37 Inserting and removing a memory card (not supplied) 38 Selecting a suitable memory card 41 Using the hand strap 41 Adjusting the LCD screen 42 Basic camcorder positioning 43 Basic Recording 43 Recording videos 45 Capturing photos in video record mode (dual recording) 46 Recording photos 47 Recording with ease for beginners (EASY Q mode) contents 11
ADVANCED OPERATION 56 48 Capturing photos while playing back videos 49 Zooming 50 Basic Playback 50 Changing the playback mode 51 Playing back videos 53 Viewing photos 54 Viewing a slide show 55 Zooming during playback 56 Advanced Recording 56 Handling menus and quick menus 57 Menu items 60 Quick menu items 61 SCENE 62 Resolution 63 Quality 64 Slow Motion 65 Sharpness 65 White Balance 67 ISO 68 Aperture 69 Shutter 69 EV 70 3D-NR 70 Super C.Nite 71 Back Light 71 Dynamic Range 72 Flash 73 Focus 74 Face Detection 75 Magic Touch 76 Metering 77 Anti-Shake(EIS) 78 Digital Effect 79 Fader 80 Super Macro 81 Wind Cut 81 MIC Level contents 12
82 Digital Zoom 83 Cont. Shot 84 Bracket Shot 84 Self Timer 85 Time Lapse REC 87 Quick view 88 Guideline 89 Advanced playback 89 Play Option 89 Highlight 90 Cont. Capture 90 File Info 91 System setting 91 Date/Time Set 92 Date/Time Display 93 Date Type 93 Time Type 94 File No. 95 Time Zone 96 LCD Control 96 LCD Enhancer 97 Auto LCD Off 97 Booting Mode 98 Quick On STBY 99 PC Software 99 Storage Info 100 Format 101 Beep Sound 101 Shutter Sound 102 Auto Power Off 102 Rec Lamp 103 USB Connect 103 TV Connect Guide 104 TV Display 104 TV Type 105 Analogue TV Out 105 Default Set 106 Demo 106 Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) ADVANCED OPERATION 56 13
EDITING VIDEO 107 EXTERNAL CONNECTIONS 119 USING A COMPUTER 125 OTHER INFORMATION 136 107 Editing video clips 107 Deleting a section of a video 108 Dividing a video 109 Combining videos 110 Editing the playlist 110 Playlist 111 Creating the playlist 112 Arranging videos in the playlist 113 Deleting videos from the playlist 114 File management 114 Protection from accidental erasure 115 Deleting files 116 Printing photos 116 DPOF printing setting 117 Direct printing with a PictBridge printer 119 Connecting to a TV 119 To connect to a high definition TV 121 Connecting to a regular TV 123 Viewing on a TV screen 124 Dubbing videos 124 Dubbing to vcr or DVD/HDD recorders 125 Using with a Windows computer 125 Checking your computer type 126 What you can do with a Windows computer 127 Using the Intelli-studio programme 133 Using as a removable storage device 136 Warning indicators and messages 140 Troubleshooting 148 Maintenance & additional information 148 Maintenance 149 Additional information 150 Using your camcorder abroad 151 Specifications contents 14
1. Insert a memory card. page 37 • You can use commercially available SDHC(SD High Capacity) or SD memory cards with this camcorder. 2. Insert the battery into the battery slot. page 26 STEP1: Get ready quick start guide You can record videos or photos on a memory card! You can record videos in H.264 format that is convenient to email and share with your friends and family. You can also take photos with your camcorder. This quick start guide introduces the basic operation and features of your camcorder. See the reference pages for more information. STEP2: Record with your camcorder 15 CMOS 9.0 M EGA PIXELS Recording start/stop button LCD screen Your camcorder turns on when you open the LCD screen. Zoom lever MODE lamp MODE button PHOTO button TM
• Your camcorder is compatible with H.264 format “1920x1080/50i” which provides highly-detailed, beautiful images. page 62 • The default setting is “[HD]1920x1080/50i(SF)”. You can also record with SD(standard definition) video quality. • You can also take photos while recording videos. page 45 Your camcorder is compatible with H.264 format “1920x1080/50i” which provides highly-detailed, beautiful images. page 62 1. Open the LCD screen to turn on the video ( ) indicator. • Your camcorder turns on when you open the LCD screen. 2. Press the Recording start/stop button. • To stop recording, press the Recording start/stop button. 1. Open the LCD screen. 2. Press the MODE button until the ( )(photo) indicator lights up. 3. Press PHOTO button lightly to adjust the focus, then press it fully (a shutter click sounds). quick start guide Recording videos with HD (high definition) image quality Recording photos • Using ‘Quick On STBY’ by opening/closing the LCD screen. page 98 : When you close the LCD screen during standby, your camcorder goes to Quick On STBY mode (power saving mode). You can start recording quickly when you open the LCD screen. Recording photos 16 00:00:00 [55Min] 90 MIN 3785 90 MIN
STEP3: Play back videos or photos 1. Touch the Play ( ) tab on the screen in STBY mode. 2. Touch the thumbnail ( HD / SD / ) tab, then touch the desired image. You can also play back videos on a SD (standard definition) image quality TV. page 121 Viewing the LCD screen of your camcorder Your camcorder is compatible with H.264 format “1920x1080/50i” which provides highly- detailed, beautiful images. page 62 Viewing on a high definition TV • You can enjoy HD (high definition) videos. page 119~120 Simple and fun! Enjoy the various features of Intelli-studio on your Windows computer. Using the Intelli-studio program, built in your camcorder, you can import video/photos onto your computer, edit or share the videos/photos with your friends. For details, see page 125. STEP4: Save recorded videos or photos CMOS 9.0MEGA PIXELS CMOS 9.0 M EGA PIXELS STBY 00:00:00 [55Min] 90 MIN 3 / 3 HD SD 160 MIN CMOS 9.0MEGA PIXELS CMOS 9.0 M EGA PIXELS 17
quick start guide Importing and viewing the videos/photos from your PC 1. Launch the Intelli-studio program by connecting the camcorder to your PC via USB cable. 2. Click “Import folder” to import the video or photo files from your PC to the Intelli-studio program. And you can see the files location on the Intelli-studio browser. 3. You can double-click on the file you would like to start playback. Sharing the videos/photos onto YouTube/Flickr Share your contents with the world, by uploading photos and videos directly to web site with one click. Click “Share” “Add” tab on the browser. page 130 STEP5: Delete videos or photos If the storage media is full, you cannot record new videos or photos. Delete videos or photos data that has been saved on a computer from the storage media. Then you can record new videos or photos on newly freed up space. Touch the Play( ) tab Menu( ) tab “Delete” on the LCD screen. page 115 The Intelli-studio runs automatically once the camcorder is connected to a Windows computer (when you specify “PC Software: On”). page 99 Imported Files Folders directory on your PC “Import folder” button 18
Checking your accessories AU DI O Battery pack (IA-BH125C) AC adapter Power cord Component/AV cable USB cable UsermanualCD Quick start guide Pouch Hand strap Mini HDMI cable (Optional) • The exact appearance of each item may vary by model. • The contents may vary depending on the sales region. • Parts and accessories are available for purchase at your local Samsung dealer. SAMSUNG is not responsible for reduced battery life time or malfunctions caused by any unauthorized use of accessories such as AC adaptor or the batteries. • Your camcorder includes the user manual CD and quick start guide(printed). For more detailed instructions, refer to the user manual (PDF) on the provided CD. WHAT'S INCLUDED WITH YOUR CAMCORDER Your new camcorder comes with the following accessories. If any of these items is missing from your box, call Samsung’s Customer Care Centre. 19
CMOS 9.0 M EGA PIXELS ❸ ❷ ❶ ❺ ❻ ❼ ❽ ❾ ❿ ❹ 20 Front/Left/Right getting to know the camcorder LOCATION OF CONTROLS During a recording, be careful not to block the internal microphone and lens. 1 Built-in flash 2 Lens 3 Recording indicator 4 Internal microphone 5 Q.MENU button 6 Zoom (W/T) button 7 Recording start/stop button 8 TFT LCD screen (Touch screen) 9 Built-in speaker 10 Display ( /iCHECK) button 11 EASY Q button 12 Power( ) button 13 PHOTO button 14 Hand strap hook
❾ ❿ DC IN ❶ ❷ ❸ ❺ ❹ ❽ ❼ ❻ 21 Rear/Bottom 1 MODE button/Mode indicator (Video( )/Photo( ) mode) 2 Zoom(W/T) lever 3 Charging(CHG) lamp 4 Recording start/Stop button 5 HDMI jack 6 Jack cover 7 DC IN jack 8 (USB,Component/AV)jack 9 Battery/Memory card cover switch 10 Battery/Memory card cover 11 Tripod receptacle
22 IDENTIFYING THE SCREEN DISPLAYS The available functions vary depending on the selected operation mode, and different indicators appear depending on the setting values. The indicators below only appear in the video record mode. PRECHECK! • This On Screen Display (OSD) is shown in Video record ( ) mode only. • Select the Video ( ) mode by pressing the MODE button. page 33 Video record mode • Functions marked with * will not be retained when the camcorder is powered back on. • The on-screen indicators are based on an 8GB SDHC memory card capacity. • The above screen is illustrated for explanation purposes and may differ from the actual display. • For warning indicators and messages, see pages 136~139 • The above illustrated items and their positions can be changed without notice for the purpose of better performance. • The total number of recordable photos is counted based on available space on the storage media. 1 Video record mode 2 Operating status (STBY (standby)/ (recording)) 3 Time counter(video recording time)/Self Timer * 4 Warning indicators and messages 5 Remaining recordable time 6 Storage media (memory card) 7 Battery info.(remaining battery level/time) 8 Resolution 9 LCD Enhancer, Anti-Shake(EIS) 10 Super Macro*, Back Light 11 Wind Cut 12 MIC Level 13 Menu tab 14 Optical zoom/Digital zoom bar 15 Date/Time 16 Play ( ) tab 17 EV* 18 Manual aperture*/Manual shutter*/ Super C.Nite 19 Manual Focus*/Touch Point*/ Face Detection 20 White balance, Fader* 21 SCENE /EASY Q, Digital effect 22 Analogue TV Out (when component/AV cable is connected), Time Lapse REC* getting to know the camcorder STBY 00:00:00 [55Min] 90 MIN 01/JAN/2009 00:00 15 14 13 1 5 6 7 4 3 2 F3.5 - 0.3 1Sec/ 24Hr 16 21 Card Full ! 22 8 9 10 11 12 20 19 18 17 18 18 19 19 21 3 14 1/50
Memory full! 14 15 17 16 13 12 11 9 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 00:00:20 / 00:30:00 100-0001 5 15 Card Full ! 01/JAN/2009 00:00 10 160 MIN 23 The available functions vary depending on the selected operation mode, and different indicators appear depending on the setting values. The indicators below only appear in the video play mode. PRECHECK! • This On Screen Display (OSD) is shown in Video playback ( ) mode only. • Select the Play ( ) tab on the LCD screen to select the playback mode page 33 Video play mode • The playback control tabs disappear a few seconds after a video playback. Touch anywhere on the screen to display them again. • For warning indicators and messages, see pages 136~139 1 Video play mode 2 Operating status (Play/Pause) 3 File name (file number) 4 Playback time/Recorded time 5 Warning indicators and messages/ Volume control 6 Storage media (memory card) 7 Battery info.(Remaining battery level/ time) 8 LCD Enhancer 9 Resolution 10 Date/Time 11 Menu tab 12 Playback control tabs (Skip/Search/ Play/Pause/Slow Playback) 13 Return tab 14 Volume tab 15 Protect 16 Cont. Capture 17 Play Option, Analogue TV Out (when component/AV cable is connected)
24 IDENTIFYING THE SCREEN DISPLAYS The available functions vary depending on the selected operation mode, and different indicators appear depending on the setting values. The below indicators below only appear in the photo record mode. PRECHECK! • This On Screen Display (OSD) is shown in Photo record ( ) mode only. • Select the Photo ( ) mode by pressing the MODE button. page 33 Photo record mode • Functions marked with * will not be retained when the camcorder is powered back on • For warning indicators and messages, see pages 136~139 • The total number of recordable photos is counted based on available space on the storage media. • Little change to the remaining memory space may not change the photo counter after recording. • The maximum number of recordable photo images on the On Screen Display (OSD) is “9,999.” 1 Photo record mode 2 Focus indicator (half shutter) 3 Self Timer* 4 Warning indicators and messages 5 Image counter (total number of recordable photo images) 6 Storage media (memory card) 7 Battery info.(remaining battery level/time) 8 Quality, Resolution 9 LCD enhancer, Anti-Shake (EIS) 10 Super Macro*, Back Light 11 Dynamic Range*/Cont. Shot/ Bracket Shot*, Flash 12 ISO, Sharpness 13 Menu tab 14 Optical zoom/Digital zoom bar 15 Date/Time 16 Play tab 17 EV* 18 Manual aperture*/Manual shutter* 19 Manual focus*/Magic Touch*/Face Detection 20 White Balance, Metering 21 SCENE mode/EASY Q, Digital effect, Analogue TV Out (when component/AV cable is connected) getting to know the camcorder 3785 3 19 20 21 1 4 7 8 5 F3.5 - 0.3 6 18 17 16 14 11 10 13 15 9 Card Full ! 2 01/JAN/2009 00:00 12 14 21 19 I S O 1600 90 MIN 11 11 18 1/50 19
1/3785 1 X 8.0 8 13 11 12 14 5 4 7 6 2 1 2 9 10 01/JAN/2009 00:00 100-0001 3 15 160 MIN 25 The available functions vary depending on the selected operation mode, and different indicators appear depending on the setting values. The below indicators below only appear in the photo play mode. PRECHECK! • This On Screen Display (OSD) is shown in Video playback ( ) mode only. • Select the Play ( ) tab on the LCD screen to select the playback mode page 33 Photo play mode 1 Photo play mode 2 Slide show/zooming control 3 File name 4 Image counter (current image/total number of recorded images) 5 Storage media (memory card) 6 Battery info. (Remaining battery level/time) 7 LCD enhancer, Quality, Resolution 8 Date/time 9 Previous image, Next image tab 10 Slide show playback tab 11 Menu tab 12 Return tab 13 Print mark 14 Protect 15 Analogue TV Out (when component/ AV cable is connected)
26 Inserting the battery pack 1. Open the battery/memory card cover by sliding the battery/memory card cover switch to the left (OPEN) as shown in the figure. 2. Insert the battery pack into the battery pack slot until it softly clicks. - Make sure that the SAMSUNG logo is facing up when the camcorder is placed as shown in the figure. 3. Close the battery/memory card cover and slide the battery/memory card cover switch to the right (CLOSE) as shown in the figure. Ejecting the battery pack 1. Open the battery/memory card cover by sliding the battery/memory card cover switch to the left (OPEN) as shown in the figure. 2. Slide the battery eject lever. - Gently slide the battery eject lever in the direction as shown in the figure. 3. Close the battery/memory card cover and slide the battery/memory card cover switch to the right (CLOSE) as shown in the figure. USING THE BATTERY PACK Purchase extra battery packs to allow continuous use of your camcorder. • Use only Samsung-approved battery packs. Do not use batteries from other manufacturers. Otherwise, there is a danger of overheating, fire or explosion. • Samsung is not responsible for problems occurring due to using unapproved batteries. getting started
27 Charging the battery pack with the AC power adaptor • The battery pack is not charged during the power saving mode, which may keep the mode indicator on or flashing. Start charging the battery after turning off the camcorder by pressing the power ( ) button. • Even with the power is switched off, battery pack will still discharge if the battery pack is left inserted in the camcorder. • It is recommended you to have one or more additional battery packs to allow continuous use of your camcorder. PRECHECK! Before starting the following procedure, make sure that the battery pack is inserted in your camcorder. 1. Press the power( ) button to turn off the camcorder and then close the LCD screen. page 31 2. Connect the power cord to the AC Adaptor and the wall outlet. 3. Connect the AC Adaptor to the DC IN jack on the camcorder. • The CHG(charge) lamp lights up and charging starts. After the battery is fully charged, the charging(CHG) lamp turns green. DC IN Power cord AC adaptor Power( ) button
DC IN 28 CHECKING THE BATTERY STATE You can check the charging state and remaining battery capacity. To check the charging state The colour of the CHG lamp indicates the power or charging state. • Battery capacity decreases over time and through repeated use. Keep the camcorder turned off while not operating it. • Store the battery pack separately when finished charging or when not using it for a long time. This will help extend the life of the prevent the battery. • The Battery pack is charged over 95% after about 1 hour and 40 minutes, and the indicator colour changes to green. It takes about 2 hours for the battery pack to charge 100%. getting started Charging state Charge Fully Discharged Charging Fully Charged Error LED colour (Red) (Orange) (Green) (Red Blink) The colour of the charging indicator shows the charging state. Charging (CHG) lamp
29 Available running time for the battery pack Battery Type IA-BH125C Charging time Approx. 100min. Video Resolution HD SD Continuous recording time Approx. 90min. Approx. 90min. Playback time Approx. 160min. Approx. 160min. (Unit: minutes.) • Charging time: Approximate time (min.) required when you fully charge a completely exhausted battery pack. • Recording/Playback time: Approximate time (min.) available when you fully charged the battery pack. ‘HD’ stands for high definition image quality, and ‘SD’ stands for standard image quality. About battery packs • The battery pack should be recharged in an environment that is between 32°F (0°C) and 104°F (40°C). However, when it is exposed to cold temperatures (below 32°F (0°C)), its usage time reduces and it may cease to function. If this happens, place the battery pack in your pocket or other warm, protected place for a short time, then re-insert it. • Do not put the battery pack near any heat source (i.e. fire or a heater). • Do not disassemble, apply pressure to, or heat the battery pack. • Do not allow battery pack terminals to be short-circuited. It may cause leakage, generate heat, or cause fire. Maintaining the battery pack • The recording time is affected by temperature and environmental conditions. • We recommend only using the original battery pack that is available from your Samsung retailer. When the battery reaches the end of its life, please contact your local dealer. The batteries have to be dealt with as chemical waste. • 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. • Even when the power is switched off, the battery pack will still discharge if it is left inserted on the camcorder. It is recommended that you remove the battery pack from the camcorder. • If the battery pack is not used for a long time, fully charge the battery pack and use it up on your camcorder once per 6 months to maintain proper function. To store the battery pack, remove it from your camcorder and put it in a dry, cool place. About the battery life • Battery capacity decreases over time and through repeated use. If decreased usage time between charges becomes significant, it is probably time to replace it with a new one. • Each battery’s life is affected by storage, operating and environmental conditions.
30 About the running time • Times measured when using the camcorder at 25˚C (77˚F). As the environmental temperature and conditions vary, the actual battery time may differ form the approximate times given in the table. • The recording and playback time will be shorter depending on the conditions under which you use your camcorder. In actual recording, the battery pack may discharge 2-3 times faster than this reference, since the Record start/stop and Zoom are being operated, and playback is performed. Assume that the recordable time with a fully charged battery pack is between 1/2 and 1/3 of the time in the table, so have enough battery packs to allow for the time you are planning to record on the camcorder. • The recording and playback time will be shorter when you use your camcorder in low temperatures. On the battery pack • The CHG (charging) lamp blinks during charging, or Battery Info will not be correctly displayed under the following conditions: - The battery pack is not inserted correctly. - The battery pack is damaged. - The battery pack is worn-out. (For the battery information only) It is recommended that you use the AC power adaptor to power the camcorder from a household AC outlet when you perform settings on it, play back, or edit images, or use it indoors. Make the same connections as you do when charging the battery pack. page 27 On the AC Adaptor • Use a nearby wall outlet when using the AC Adaptor. Disconnect the AC Adaptor from the wall outlet immediately if any malfunction occurs while using your camcorder. • Do not use the AC Adaptor placed in a narrow space, such as between a wall and furniture. • Do not short-circuit the DC plug of the AC Adaptor or battery terminals with any metallic objects. This may cause a malfunction. • Even if your camcorder is turned off, AC power is still supplied to it while connected to the wall outlet via the AC Adaptor. getting started Using an AC power source
CMOS 9.0 M EGA PIXELS 31 1. Open the LCD screen to turn on the camcorder. • Your camcorder turns on automatically when you open the LCD screen. 2. To turn off the camcorder, press the Power ( ) button for about one second. • Closing the LCD screen will not turn off the camcorder. • Set the date and time when using your camcorder for the first time. page 35 • The camcorder operates the self-diagnosis function when powered on. If a warning message appears, refer to ‘warning indicators and messages’ (pages 136~139) and take corrective action. • If you close the LCD screen when the power is on, the power saving mode activates. basic operation of the camcorder TURNING YOUR CAMCORDER ON/OFF This chapter introduces you to the basic operation procedures of this camcorder, such as turning the power on/off, switching modes, and setting on-screen indicators. When using this camcorder for the first time • When you use your camcorder for the first time or reset it, the time zone screen appears for the startup display. Select your geographical location and set the date and time.page 95 If you do not set the date and time, the time zone screen appears every time you turn on the camcorder. Power( ) button LCD screen
SWITCHING TO THE POWER SAVING MODE • The power saving mode does not work in the following situations: - When the camcorder has a cable connection. (USB, Component/AV, or HDMI) - While recording, playback, or the slideshow is being operated. - When the LCD screen is opened. • The camcorder consumes the less battery power in the power saving mode (about 50% of the power consumption in the standby mode) However, if you plan to use the camcorder for the maximum length of time period, it is recommended to turn off the camcorder by pressing the power( ) button when not using it. 32 basic operation of the camcorder If you need to use camcorder for the extended time, the following functions enable you to prevent unnecessary energy consumption. In STBY mode: • The camcorder switches to "Quick On STBY" mode when the LCD screen is closed. page 98 In Playback mode (Includes the thumbnail view mode): • The camcorder switches to the sleep mode when the LCD screen is closed, and then if idle for more than 20 minutes the camcorder turns off. However, if “Auto Power Off: 5 Min” is set, the camcorder turns off in 5 minutes. • If you open the LCD screen or connect a cable to the camcorder during sleep mode, the sleep mode ends and returns back to the last used operation mode. <When the power is on> <Sleep mode> <Power off> LCD screen is closed After 20 minutes LCD screen is open DC IN DC IN DC IN DC IN Memory full! 00:00:04 / 00:00:49 100-0001 160 MIN DC IN DC IN
CMOS 9.0 M EGA PIXELS 33 You can switch the on-screen information display mode. Press the Display( /iCHECK) button. • The full and minimum display modes will alternate. USING THE DISPLAY( /iCHECK) BUTTON • Warning indicators and messages may appear depending on the recording conditions. • Display ( /iCHECK) button does not work in the menu or quick menu screen. You can switch the operating mode in the following order each time you press the MODE button. Video mode ( ) Photo mode ( ) Video mode ( ). • Each time the operation mode changes, the respective mode indicator lights on. • Touching the Play ( ) tab in the video or photo record mode switches the operation mode into the video or photo playback mode. Mode Icon Functions Video mode Records or playback videos Photo mode Records or playback photos • When you turn on the camcorder for the first time, the video mode will start up as the default. • Booting mode can be selected by setting "Booting Mode" to "Photo Mode" or "Previous Mode," and the changes will be in effect the next time the camcorder is tuned on. page 97 SETTING THE OPERATION MODES <Minimum display mode> Switching the information display mode <Full display mode> STBY 00:00:00 [55Min] 90 MIN DC IN Mode indicators Mode button Play tab STBY 00:00:00 [55Min] 90 MIN STBY
34 Remaining battery (approx.) Available recording time (approx.) • When the power is off, press and hold the Display ( /iCHECK) button. • When the power is on, press and hold the Display ( /iCHECK) button for about 3 second. • The remaining battery time and the available recording time appear for about 10 seconds according to the storage and quality setting values. • Battery information is available only when the battery pack is inserted in your camcorder. • If the camcorder is connected by using the AC Power adaptor, and the battery is not inserted, the “No Battery” message appears. The touch panel allows you to enjoy playback and recording with a simple touch of your finger. Place your hand on the rear side of the LCD screen to support it. Then, touch the items displayed on the screen. USING THE TOUCH PANEL • Be careful not to accidentally press the buttons near the LCD panel while using the touch panel. • The tabs and indicators that appear on the LCD screen depend on the current recording/ playback status of your camcorder. • Do not place a protective film on the LCD screen. • If a film is applied for a long while, strong cohesion on the surface of the screen may cause a malfunction of the touch panel. DC IN Touch panel STBY 00:00:00 [55Min] 90 MIN basic operation of the camcorder Checking the remaining battery and recording capacity Remaining battery (approx.) 90Min 90 Min Battery Card ([HD] 1080/50i SF) 100% 0%
35 first time settings Built-in rechargeable battery • Your camcorder includes a built-in rechargeable battery that retains the date and time settings even after the power is turned off. • Once the battery is depleted, the previous date/time values are all reset to defaults, and you need to recharge the built-in rechargeable battery. The date/time must be set again. • Battery capacity decreases over time and through repeated use. If you find the decreased usage time between charges becomes significant, ask your local Samsung retailer. Charging the built-in rechargeable battery • The built-in battery is always recharged while your camcorder is connected to the AC power or while the battery pack is attached. • If the camcorder is not in use for about 2 weeks without connecting to the AC power or attaching the battery pack, the built-in battery fully discharges. If this occurs, charge the built-in battery by connecting to the supplied AC adaptor for 24 hours. 1. Open the LCD screen to turn on the camcorder. • Your camcorder turns on automatically when you open the LCD screen. • The Time Zone (“Home”) screen appears based on Lisbon, London (Greenwich Mean Time). • You can also set your current time zone from the “Settings” menu. page 95 2. Select your local area on the map by touching the left ( ) or right ( ) tab on the LCD screen, then press the ( OK ) tab. • The “Date/Time Set” screen appears. 3. Touch the date and time information, and change the setting values by using the up ( ) or down ( ) tabs. 4. Make sure the clock is correctly set, then touch the ( OK ) tab. • The message “Date/Time Set” appears. • If you finish the setting with ( ) tab without touching the ( OK ) tab, the date/time values are not applied and the <Time zone> screen appears again. • The year can be set up to 2039, based on “Home” item. • Set “Date/Time Display” to “On.” page 92 • Activating the ( ) icon forwards the time by 1 hour. SETTING THE TIME ZONE AND DATE/TIME FOR THE FIRST TIME Set the date and time of your local area when turning on this camcorder for the first time. OK Home [GMT 00:00] 01/JAN/2009 00:00 London, Lisbon OK 1 / 1 Date/Time Set 2009 Year 01 Month 06 Day 11 Hr 55 Min AM Date/Time Set 01/JAN/2009 00:00 OK Date/Time Set Month 00 Hour 00 Minute Day Year 2009 / / : 01 JAN
Submenu items “English” “한국어” “Français” “Deutsch” “Italiano” “Español” “Português” “Nederlands” “Svenska” “Suomi” “Norsk” “Dansk” “Polski” “Čeština” “Slovensky” “Magyar” “Română” “Български” “Ελληνικά” “Srpski” “Hrvatski” “Українська” “Русский” “中文” “ไทย” “Türkçe” “ ” “ ” “IsiZulu” 36 1. Touch Menu ( )Setting ( ) tab. 2. Touch up ( )/down ( ) tab until “Language” is displayed. 3. Touch “Language,” then touch the desired OSD language. 4. Touch the Exit ( ) or Return ( ) tab to complete the setting. • The menu screen and messages are displayed in the selected language. • “Language” options may be changed without prior notice. • Selected language is retained even without the battery pack or AC power adaptor. • The date and time format may change depending on the selected language. SELECTING THE LANGUAGES You can select the language to display the menu screen or messages. The language setting is retained when the camcorder is powered off. first time settings English 한국어 1 / 8 Language Français Deutsch 90 MIN 7 / 7 Language Demo Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)
TM 37 1. Open the battery/memory card cover by sliding the switch to the left (OPEN) as shown in the figure. 2. Insert the memory card into the card slot until it softly clicks. • Make sure that SD/SDHC Card logo is facing up and the camcorder is placed as shown in the figure. 3. Close the battery/memory card cover and slide the switch to the right (CLOSE) as shown in the figure. 1. Open the battery/memory card cover by sliding the switch to the left (OPEN) as shown in the figure. 2. Gently push the memory card to eject it. 3. Close the battery/memory card cover and slide the switch to the right (CLOSE) as shown in the figure. getting ready to start recording INSERTING AND REMOVING A MEMORY CARD (NOT SUPPLIED) Your camcorder supports only SD(Secure Digital) and SDHC(Secure Digital High Capacity) cards. The compatibility with the camcorder may vary depending on manufacturers and types of the memory cards. • To avoid the data loss, turn off the camcorder by pressing the power ( ) button for one second before inserting or ejecting the memory card. • Do not format the memory card on a PC. • Do not remove power supply (battery pack or AC adaptor) during operations such as recording, playback, formatting, deleting, and editing. Doing so may damage the storage media or data. • Do not eject a memory card when it is in operation. Doing so may damage the memory card or data. • Be careful not to push the memory card too hard. The memory card may suddenly pop out. To insert a memory card To eject a memory card
38 Compatible memory cards • This camcorder can be used with SD (Secure Digital) and SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) cards. It is recommended to use an SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) card. SD cards up to 2GB are supported with this camcorder. Normal operation is not guaranteed with SD cards bigger than 2GB. • MMC (Multi Media Card) and MMC Plus are not supported. • Compatible memory card capacity: SD 1 ~ 2GB, SDHC 4 ~ 32GB • Use compatible memory card brands. Others are not guaranteed to work. Check the compatibility when buying a memory card. - SDHC/SD cards: Panasonic, SanDisk, TOSHIBA • To record videos, use a memory card supporting at least 2MB/s. • SD/SDHC memory cards have a mechanical write-protection switch. Setting the switch prevents accidental erasure of files recorded on the card. To enable writing, move the switch up in the direction of the terminals.To set write protection, move the switch down. SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) cards • SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) memory card - An SDHC card is a higher version (Ver.2.00) of SD card and supports capacity above 2GB. - Cannot be used with current SD enabled host devices. Common cautions for memory cards • Damaged data may not be recovered. It is recommended you make a back- up of important data separately on the hard disk of your PC. • Turning the power off or removing a memory card during an operation such as formatting, deleting, recording, and playback may cause data loss. • After you modify the name of a file or folder stored in the memory card using your PC, your camcorder may not recognise the modified file. Handling a memory card • It is recommended that you power off before inserting or removing the memory card to avoid data loss. • It is not guaranteed that you can use a memory card formatted by other devices. Be sure to format your memory card using this camcorder • You have to format newly-purchased memory cards, memory cards with data that your camcorder cannot recognise or are saved by other devices. Note that formatting erases all data on the memory card. SELECTING A SUITABLE MEMORY CARD getting ready to start recording <SD/SDHC> Terminals Protection tab Usable memory cards
39 • If you cannot use a memory card that has been used with another device, format it with your camcorder. Note that formatting erases all information on the memory card. • A memory card has a certain life span. If you cannot record new data, you have to purchase a new memory card. • A memory card is a precision electronic media. Do not bend it, drop it, or cause a strong impact. • Do not bend, drop, or cause strong impact to the card. • Do not place foreign substances on the memory card terminals. Use a soft dry cloth to clean the terminals if required. • Do not paste anything other than label provided with the card on label pasting section. • Be careful to keep the memory card out of the reach of children, who might swallow it. Notes on use • Samsung is not responsible for data loss due to misuse. • We recommend using a memory card case to avoid losing data from moving and static electricity. • After a period of use, the memory card may get warm. This is normal and is not a malfunction. The camcorder supports SD and SDHC memory cards for data storage preference! The data storage speed may differ, according to the manufacturer and production system. • SLC (single level cell) system: faster write speed enabled. • MLC (multi level cell) system: only lower write speed is supported. For best results, we recommend using a memory card that supports faster write speed. Using a lower write speed memory card for recording video may cause difficulties when storing. You may even lose your video data during the recording. In an attempt to preserve any bit of the recorded video, the camcorder forcibly stores the movie on the memory card and displays a warning: “Low speed card. Please record a lower resolution.” If you are unavoidably using a low speed memory card, resolution and quality of the recording may be lower than the set value. pages 62~63 The higher the resolution and quality, the more memory will be used.
40 • The figures in the table may differ depending on the actual recording conditions and subject. • The higher the quality and resolution, the more memory is used. • Lower resolution and quality increases the recording time, but the image quality may suffer. • The bit rate automatically adjusts to the recording image. Accordingly, the recording time may vary. • Memory cards bigger than 32GB may not operate normally. • When a video file exceeds 3.8 GB, the next video file is created automatically. • To check the remaining memory capacity, use Display( )/iCHECK button. page 20 • The maximum number of recordable photos and videos is 9,999. • The above items marked with * will represents the default setting value. getting ready to start recording Recordable time available for video Recordable number of photos Video quality Storage media (Capacity) 1GB 2GB 4GB 8GB 16GB 32GB [HD]1080/50i (SF) 6min 13min 27min 55min 115min 232min [HD]1080/50i (N) 9min 18min 38min 78min 160min 324min [HD]1080/25P 6min 13min 27min 55min 115min 232min [HD]720/50P 9min 18min 38min 78min 160min 324min [SD]576/50P 18min 34min 70min 143min 293min 591min [SD]Web & Mobile 35min 61min 124min 251min 513min 1035min (Unit: Approximate minutes of recording) Photo resolution Quality Storage media (Capacity) 1GB 2GB 4GB 8GB 16GB 32GB 12M (4000x3000) Super Fine 168 327 655 1316 2685 5407 Fine 252 490 981 1969 4017 8088 Nomal 380 735 1471 2954 6026 9999 9M (3456x2592) Super Fine 226 440 881 1768 3607 7262 Fine 338 665 1311 2633 5371 9999 Nomal 507 989 1978 3972 8101 9999 6M (3328x1872)* Super Fine 324 628 1257 2523 5147 9999 Fine 487 942 1885 3785 7721 9999 Nomal 729 1403 2806 5634 9999 9999 5M (2592x1944) Super Fine 402 783 1567 3146 6418 9999 Fine 601 1160 2321 4659 9503 9999 Nomal 898 1723 3448 6922 9999 9999 3M (2048X1536) Super Fine 638 1231 2463 4944 9999 9999 Fine 953 1828 3657 7342 9999 9999 Nomal 1441 2742 5486 9999 9999 9999 2M (1920x1080) Super Fine 968 1885 3771 7571 9999 9999 Fine 1441 2742 5486 9999 9999 9999 Nomal 2136 4022 8046 9999 9999 9999 VGA (640x480) Super Fine 6196 9999 9999 9999 9999 9999 Fine 8852 9999 9999 9999 9999 9999 Nomal 9999 9999 9999 9999 9999 9999 (Unit: Approximate number of images)
CMOS 9.0 M EGA PIXELS 41 Attach the strap and place your hand through the loop to prevent the camcorder from damage by being dropped. USING THE HAND STRAP 1. Open the LCD screen with your finger. • The screen opens up to 90°. 2. Rotate the LCD screen towards the lens. • You can rotate it up to 180° towards the lens and up to 90° backward. To view recordings more conveniently, rotate the screen by 180° towards the lens, then fold it back to the body. Excessive rotation may damage the connective hinge between the screen and the camcorder. • Clean fingerprints or dust on the screen with a soft cloth. • When the LCD screen is rotated by 180° toward the lens, the left and the right sides of the subject are shown in the opposite direction as if you are looking at the mirror. This is not a problem and does not affect the image being recorded. ADJUSTING THE LCD SCREEN The wide LCD screen on your camcorder offers high quality image viewing.
42 BASIC CAMCORDER POSITIONING Use both hands while taking a video or picture to prevent the camcorder from shaking. Try to avoid any slight movement while shooting. Adjusting the shooting angle This camcorder lens angle is approx. 25˚ higher than the rest of the camcorder body. Make sure the camcorder lens is angled for proper shooting. • It is recommended to keep the sun behind you while shooting. • To avoid underexposing a backlit subject when taking a photo, please use the Flash. getting ready to start recording Aim the camcorder as shown in the illustration. 1. Hold the camcorder with your both hands. 2. Hook up the hand strap to your hand. 3. Make sure your footing is stable and there is no danger of colliding with another person or object. 4. Aim and focus as shown in the illustration.
DC IN 43 Two Recording start/stop buttons to suit your preference! • This camcorder features two Recording start/stop buttons. One is on the rear side of the camcorder, the other is on the LCD screen. Select the one that works best for you. 1. Select a subject to record. • Adjust the LCD panel to the best angle for recording. • Use the Zoom lever or Zoom button to adjust the size of the subject. pages 20~21 2. Press the Recording start/stop button. • The recording () indicator appears, and recording starts. 3. To stop recording, press the Recording start/stop button again. 4. The Quick View icon appears on the screen. Touch the Quick View ( ) icon to view the most recently recorded video. • After the Quick View is complete, your camcorder returns to the standby mode. basic recording Recording Videos This camcorder supports both High Definition(HD) and Standard Definition(SD) image resolutions. Set your desired resolution before recording. page 62 PRECHECK! • Open the LCD screen to turn on the camcorder. • Your camcorder turns on automatically when you open the LCD screen. • Select the Video ( ) mode by pressing the MODE button. page 33 00:00:00 [55Min] 90 MIN STBY 00:00:00 [55Min] 90 MIN
44 • If power is interrupted or an error occurs during recording, the video may not be recorded/ edited. • Samsung is not responsible for any damage occurred by a failure of normal recording or playback operation because of memory card error. • Note that damaged data cannot be recovered. • Videos are compressed in the H.264 (MPEG-4.AVC) format. • Eject the battery pack when you have finished recording to prevent unnecessary battery power consumption. • For the on-screen information display, see pages 22~25. • For approximate recording time, see page 40. • Sound is recorded from the internal stereo microphone at the bottom of the lens. Make sure that the microphone is not blocked. • Before recording an important video, make sure to test the recording function by checking if there is any problem with the audio and video recording. • The brightness of the LCD screen can be adjusted in the menu options. Adjusting the LCD screen does not affect the image being recorded. page 96. • For various functions available during recording, see “Recording menu items” pages 57~58 • Do not turn off the camcorder or remove the memory card while accessing the storage media. Doing so may damage the storage media or the data in the storage media. • If the power cable/battery is disconnected or recording is disabled during recording, the system is switched to the data recovery mode. While data is being recovered, no other function is enabled. After data recovery, the system will be switched to the STBY mode. When the recording time is short, the data recovery might fail. • The menu setting tabs shown on the LCD screen do not affect the image being recorded. • In the Video/Photo Recording mode, you can set the Quick View menu option. The Quick View icon appears when you have set the Quick View menu option to On. basic recording
45 Capturing Photos in Video Record Mode (Dual Recording) Your camcorder can capture photos without interrupting video recording, even in STBY mode. PRECHECK! Select the Video ( ) mode by pressing the MODE button. page 33 You can record photos while recording videos. 1. Press the Recording start/stop button. • The recording () indicator will display, and recording will start. 2. Press the PHOTO button at the scene you want while recording videos. • When the ( ) indicator disappears, the photo image is recorded without a shutter sound. • Video keeps recording, even while photos are taken. • To stop recording, press the Recording start/stop button again. You can also record photos in STBY mode. 1. Press the PHOTO button in STBY mode. • The photo is recorded while the ( ) indicator appears and the shutter sound is heard. • You cannot capture photos in the following conditions: - Slow motion record mode. - When time lapse recording is performed. • You cannot use the flash during dual recording. • Resolution of the captured photos differs according to the resolution of the recorded videos: - Movie images recorded in HD resolution ([HD]1080/50i (SF), [HD]1080/50i(N), [HD]1080/25p): 1920x1080 - Movie images recorded in the resolution ([HD]720/50p): 1280x720 - Movie images recorded in SD quality ([SD]576/50p): 896x504 - Movie images recorded in the [SD] Web&Mobile: 640x480 <Dual recording during video recording> <Dual recording in STBY mode> 00:00:30 [55Min] 90 MIN 00:00:48 [55Min] 90 MIN STBY 00:00:00 [55Min] 90 MIN 00:00:00 [55Min] 90 MIN
46 1. Select a subject to record. • Adjust the LCD panel to the best angle for recording. • Use the Zoom lever or Zoom button to adjust the size of the subject. page 20 2. Adjust the subject at the centre of the LCD screen, and half-press the PHOTO button. • Your camcorder adjusts to the ideal aperture and focus automatically (if “Aperture” and “Focus” are set to “Auto” pages 68, 73) • When the subject is in focus, () indicator appears green. If it appears red, readjust the focus. 3. Fully press the PHOTO button. • The shutter sound is heard. (when “Shutter Sound: On” is set). • To continue recording, wait until the current photo is completely saved on the storage media. • If the Quick View function is set to the desired time, the recorded photo image is shown for the selected time as soon as you finish taking a photo. page 87 Recording Photos You can take photos and store them in an SD/SDHC memory card. Set the desired resolution and quality before recording. page 62 PRECHECK! • Open the LCD screen to turn on the camcorder. • Your camcorder turns on automatically when you open the LCD screen. • Select the Photo ( ) mode by pressing the MODE button. page 33 • Recordable number of photos varies depending on the photo size and quality. page 40 • Audio is not recorded when taking photos. • If focusing is difficult, use the manual focus function. page 73 • Do not turn off the camcorder or remove the memory card when taking photos as it may damage the storage media or data. • For the on-screen display information, see pages 22~25. • Adjust brightness and contrast of the LCD screen using menu items. Doing so does not affect the recorded image. page 96 • Photo files conform to the DCF (Design rule for Camera File system) standard, established by JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association.) • Use the built-in flash in low lighting conditions. basic recording 90 MIN Quick View 3785 90 MIN
47 1. Press the EASY Q button. • ( EASY Q ) indicator is displayed. (when activating the EASY Q mode, Anti-shake ( ) indicator also appears.) 2. Press the Recording start/stop button or PHOTO button. page 20 • To record videos, press the Recording start/stop button. To record photos, press the PHOTO button. 3. To cancell EASY Q mode, press the EASY Q button again. Recording with Ease for Beginners (EASY Q Mode) With the EASY Q function, most of the camcorder settings are automatically adjusted. This function frees you from making detailed adjustments. PRECHECK! Select the Video ( ) or Photo ( ) mode by pressing the MODE button. page 33 <Photo record mode> <Video record mode> • The EASY Q mode automatically sets the following record functions: “ SCENE,” ”White Balance,” “Aperture,” “Shutter,” “EV,” “Super C.Nite,” “Back Light,” “Focus,” “Face Detection,” “Anti-Shake (EIS),” “Digital Effect,” “Fader,” “Super Macro,” “ISO,” “Dynamic Range,” “Flash,” “Magic Touch,” “Metering,” “Cont. Shot,” “Bracket Shot,” etc. Cancell the EASY Q function if you want to add effects or settings to the images. • Unavailable buttons during EASY Q operation: Menu ( ) tab / Q.MENU button / etc. Most settings are automatically adjusted in EASY Q mode. To set or adjust functions on your own, release the EASY Q mode first. STBY 00:00:00 [55Min] EASY Q 90 MIN 3785 90 MIN EASY Q
48 Capturing photos continually while playing back videos You can capture photos continually during video playback. 1. Select the desired options including the maximum number of images that can be recorded by using the “Cont. Capture” menu. page 90 2. Touch the desired video clip. 3. Still images are continually captured by pressing the PHOTO button. • The number of captured images varies depending on how long the PHOTO button is pressed. - Photos are continuously captured up to the storage capacity. • The interval of the continuous image capture varies according to the continuous capture option. page 90 1. Recorded videos appear in a thumbnail index view. • Touch the up ( )/down ( ) tab to move to the previous/next page. 2. Touch the video clip you want. • The selected video is played. 3. Press the PHOTO button halfway at the scene you want to capture. • The playback screen is paused. 4. Press the PHOTO button fully down. • The captured still image is recorded in JPEG format. 5. When the photo is recorded on the storage media, touch the Return ( ) tab to view the thumbnail index. Touch the Photo ( ) tab to view the recorded photo images. page 50 Capturing Photos while Playing Back Videos You can capture photos during video playback. PRECHECK! Touch the Play ( ) tab on the LCD screen to select the playback mode. page 33 basic recording • Resolution of the captured photos differs according to the resolution of the recorded videos: - Movie images recorded in HD resolution ([HD]1080/50i (SF), [HD]1080/50i(N), [HD]1080/25p): 1920x1080 - Movie images recorded in the resolution ([HD]720/50p): 1280x720 - Movie images recorded in SD quality ([SD]576/50p): 896x504 - Movie images recorded in the [SD] Web&Mobile: 640x480 3 / 3 HD SD 160 MIN 00:00:04 / 00:00:49 100-0017 160 MIN 3785 100-0017 160 MIN 3785 100-0017 160 MIN
49 To zoom in Press the T (zoom) button on the LCD panel or slide the zoom lever lever towards T (telephoto). • The distant subject is gradually magnified and can be recorded. To zoom out Press the W (zoom) button on the LCD panel or slide the zoom lever towards W (wide-angle). • The subject moves further away. Zooming This camcorder features 8x intelli - zoom in the Video ( ) mode and 5x optical zoom in the Photo ( ) mode to bring distant subjects closer. • Using the optical zoom does not degrade the image quality and clarity. • Use the digital zoom when you want to zoom more than the optical or intelli zoom range. page 82 • Focusing may become unstable when recording with a fast zoom or zooming into a subject standing too far away. In this case, use the manual focus function. page 73 • The minimum possible distance between camcorder and subject while maintaining sharp focus is about 10cm (about 3.9 inches) for wide angle and about 1m (about 39.37 inches) for telephoto. If you want to shoot the object close to the lens at a wide angle, use the Super Macro function. page 80 • When using the zoom function while holding the camcorder with your hand, use “Anti- Shake (EIS)” for stable recording. page 77 • Frequent use of the zoom function consumes more power. Tip The zoom speed of this camcorder is not variable. Use the zoom lever for high speed zoom and zoom button on the LCD panel for low speed zoom. 00:00:00 [55Min] 90 MIN DC IN STBY 00:00:00 [55Min] 90 MIN W : Wide angle T : Telephoto
50 • You can switch the operation mode directly into the playback thumbnail display by touching the Play ( ) tab on the LCD screen. You will find the most recently created file is highlighted in the thumbnail view. • The thumbnail display options are selected depending on the standby mode that was used for the last time, however, you can choose the video (HD or SD) or photo thumbnail view display options by touching the HD ( HD ), SD ( SD ), or photo ( ) tab on the LCD screen. • To switch back into the record mode from the thumbnail display mode, you can touch the video ( )/photo ( ) tab on the LCD screen. • In the video or photo thumbnail display mode, you can directly enter the video or photo record mode by pressing the Recording start/stop or PHOTO button. Understanding how to change the operation modes You can simply change the operation modes by touching the LCD screen or using the buttons as shown in the following figures: basic playback CHANGING THE PLAYBACK MODE Tip You can choose the thumbnail display options from 3x2 ( ), 4x3 ( ), and Date ( ). 1 / 1 HD SD 160 MIN 01/JAN/2009 (17) 3 / 3 HD SD 160 MIN 3 / 3 HD SD 160 MIN STBY 00:00:00 [55Min] 90 MIN MODE 3 / 3 HD SD 160 MIN 3 / 3 HD SD 160 MIN 3785 90 MIN HD SD
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