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  • Brand: Samsung
  • Product: Camcorder
  • Model/name: HMX-U10RP
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English, Croatian, Danish, Portuguese

Table of Contents

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imagine the possibilities
Thank you for purchasing this Samsung product.
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High Definition
Digital Camcorder
user manual
HMX-U10BP/U100BP
HMX-U10RP/U100RP
HMX-U10EP/U100EP
HMX-U10UP/U100UP
HMX-U10SP/U100SP
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key features of your camcorder
10 Mega pixel CMOS (1/2.3")
This camcorder’s 10 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 realise the clearest video quality. Its full
HD resolution displays your videos clearer than normal
standard (SD)-quality.
10 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 10 mega pixel
image quality that is equivalent to a digital camera.
Ultra Compact Size
Approximately 0.6" thick and 2.2" wide, this camcorder is ultra compact and easy to carry with
you in your bag or pocket.
Touch Navigation
This camcorder has adopted the touch sensitive
button technology to conveniently navigate menus
and functions.
Easy Sharing Capability
Providing an additional mode specifically designed
for sharing with not only TVs but also computers,
web postings and other mobile devices, the
camcorder supports the optimal recording and
playback environment for YouTube, etc.
High-Definition (Full HD) Standard-Definition (SD)
1920
1080
720
480
<Wide Full HD Camcorder (1080p/16:9)> <Standard Digital Camcorder (480p)>
<PC/Web/Mobile device>
1280x720 60p
1280x720 30p
720x480 60p
<HDTV>
1920x1080 30p
1280x720 60p
1280x720 30p
<Normal TV>
720x480 60p
This camcorder is an NTSC-system-based camcorder for video
encoding. But actual output depends upon user setting. ²page 43
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Shooting Custom Scenes
In Scene mode, appropriate options are already set for each scene so that you
can select any of them for easy shooting.
High Speed Recording
This camcorder can record by 120 frames per second (fps). In addition, the recorded
video can be played back at low speed (x1/2).
Simple & Easy User Interface
Designed to provide optimized and easy use with an ergonomic design.
An improved Graphics User Interface offers a new and fresh look as well as easy
operation.
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 UGC (User-Generated Contents) videos, educational programmes or for
other purposes.
Direct Upload of Your Videos to the Web!
The built-in editing software Intelli-studio installs directly from
this camcorder to your PC, when you simply connect your
camcorder to a PC via USB cable. Intelli-studio also allows
direct uploading of your contents to YouTube with the press of
a button. Sharing the contents with your friends is simpler than
ever before.
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safety warnings
What the icons and signs in this user manual mean :
WARNING
Death or risk of serious personal injury.
CAUTION
Potential risk of personal injury or material damage.
CAUTION
To reduce the risk of fire, explosion, electric shock, or personal injury when using your camcorder,
follow these basic safety precautions:
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.
precautions
Warning!
This camcorder should always be connected to an AC outlet with a protective grounding connection.
Caution!
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.
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BEFORE USING THIS CAMCORDER
This camcorder records video in H.264 Main Profile 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 damages caused when recording is not made normally or recorded contents cannot be
played back because of a defect in the camcorder or memory card.
Also, Samsung cannot be held responsible for your recorded video and audio.
- Recorded contents may be lost due to an error when handling this camcorder or memory card, etc.
Samsung shall not be held responsible for the loss of recorded contents, and cannot compensate for any damages.
Make a backup of important recorded data.
- Protect your important recorded data by copying the files to a PC. We recommend copying the data to your PC or other
recording media for storage. Refer to the software installation and USB connection guide.
Copyright: Please note that this camcorder is intended for consumer use only.
- Data recorded on a card in this camcorder from other digital/Analogue media or devices is protected by the copyright act and
cannot be used without permission of the copyright owner 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.
ABOUT THIS USER MANUAL
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 model HMX-U10/U100.
Illustrations of model HMX-U10 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.
The following terms are used in this manual:
- The terms ‘video’ and ‘movie images’ refer to one video unit from the point you press the 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.
In this user manual’s function descriptions, the icon on the on-screen display section means that it will appear on the screen when
you set the corresponding function.
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item contents on-screen display
Super Fine Records in the best possible quality.
(If set, corresponding icon ( ) will appear on the screen.)
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NOTES REGARDING TRADEMARK
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! Inc.
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, "™" and "®" are not mentioned in each case in this manual.
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important information on use
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.
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.
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precautions during use
The safety precautions illustrated below are to prevent personal injury or material damage. Heed all instructions carefully.
Unplug from power supply.
Do not touch product.
Prohibited action.
WARNING
Death or risk of serious
personal injury.
This precaution must be kept.
Do not disassemble product.
CAUTION
Means that there is a
potential risk of personal
injury or material damage.
WARNING
Do not overload outlets or
extension cords as this may
result in abnormal heat or fire.
Using the camcorder at
temperatures over 140°F (60°
C) may result in fire. Keeping the
battery at a high temperature
may cause an explosion.
Do not allow water or metal and
inflammable matter to enter the
camcorder or AC power adaptor.
Doing so may pose a fire hazard.
No sand or dust! Fine sand or
dust entering the camcorder or
AC power adaptor could cause
malfunctions or defects.
SAND
Do not bend the power-cord or
damage the AC power adaptor by
pressing on it with a heavy object.
There may be a risk of fire or
electric shock.
Do not disconnect the AC
adaptor by pulling on its power-
cord, as this could damage the
power-cord.
Do not aim the LCD screen
directly into the sun. Doing so
could cause eye injuries, as
well as lead to malfunctioning
of internal parts of the product.
No oil! Oil entering the camcorder
or AC power adaptor could cause
electric shock, malfunctions or
defects.
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Do not plug or unplug the power cord
with wet hands. There is a risk of electric
shock.
Do not attempt to disassemble, repair, or
reform the camcorder or the AC adaptor to
avoid a risk of fire or electric shock.
Keep the power-cord unplugged when
not in use or during lightning storms to
prevent fire hazard.
When cleaning the AC adaptor, unplug
the power-cord to avoid a risk of a
malfunction or electric shock.
If the camcorder makes an abnormal sound,
or smells or smokes, unplug the power-cord
immediately and request service from a Samsung
service centre. There is a risk of fire or personal injury.
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 connect the AC adaptor unless the
plug can be fully inserted with no part of
the blades exposed.
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 a physician immediately.
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.
If the camcorder malfunctions, immediately
detach the AC adaptor or battery from
the camcorder immediately to avoid fire
or injury.
Never use cleaning fluid or similar
chemicals. Do not spray cleaners directly
on the camcorder.
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CAUTION
Do not drop or expose the camcorder,
battery, AC adaptor or other accessories
to severe vibrations or impact. This may
cause a malfunction or injury.
Do not use the camcorder on a tripod (not
supplied) in a place where it is subject to
severe vibrations or impact.
Do not expose the camcorder to sand or
water when recording at the beach or pool,
or recording on a rainy day. Doing so may
cause a malfunction or electric shock.
Do not leave the camcorder in a closed
vehicle where the temperature is very high
for a long time.
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 insecticide.
Insecticide entering the camcorder could
cause the product to operate abnormally. Turn
the camcorder off and cover it with vinyl sheet,
etc. before using insecticide.
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.
Do not expose the camcorder to soot or
steam. Thick soot or steam could damage
the camcorder case or cause a malfunction.
Do not expose the camcorder to sudden
changes in temperature or a humid places.
There is also a risk of defect or electric shock
when using outdoors during lightning storms.
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Do not use the camcorder near strong radio
waves or magnetism such as speakers or
large motors. Noise could enter video or
audio that are being recorded.
Place the camcorder on a stable surface
and a place with ventilation openings.
Keep important data separately.
Samsung is not responsible for data loss.
Do not wipe the camcorder body with
benzene or thinner. The exterior coating could
peel off or the case surface could deteriorate.
Do not use the camcorder near TV or
radio. This could cause noise on the TV
screen or to radio broadcasts.
Use Samsung-approved accessories only. Using
products from other manufacturers may cause
overheating, fire, explosion, electric shock or
personal injuries due to abnormal operation.
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contents
QUICK START GUIDE
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GETTING TO KNOW YOUR
CAMCORDER
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PREPARATION
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ABOUT THE STORAGE MEDIA
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06 You can record videos in H.264 format!
10 What’s included with your camcorder
11 Front & right side
12 Rear/left/top side
13 Using the wrist strap
13 Installing the camcorder on a tripod
14 Connecting a power source
19 Basic operation of your camcorder
19 Using the touch buttons
20 LCD screen indicators
23 Using the shortcut menu (OK guide)
25 Initial setting : date and time & OSD language
27 Inserting / ejecting the memory card
28 Selecting a suitable memory card
30 Recordable time and capacity
31 Basic camcorder positioning
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32 Recording videos or photos
34 Zooming in and out
35 Changing the playback mode
36 Playing videos
38 Viewing photos
40 Changing the menu settings
41 Recording menu items
42 Using the recording menu items
48 Playback menu items
49 Delete
50 Protect
51 Edit: divide
53 Share mark
54 Slide show
54 File info
55 Changing the menu settings in "settings"
56 Setting menu items
56 Using the setting menu items
RECORDING
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PLAYBACK
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RECORDING OPTIONS
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PLAYBACK OPTIONS
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SETTINGS OPTIONS
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62 Checking your computer type
63 What you can do with a Windows computer
64 Using the Intelli-studio programme
71 Transferring videos/photos from the camcorder to your
computer
73 Connecting to a TV
75 Viewing on a TV screen
76 Recording (dubbing) images on a VCR or DVD/HDD recorder
77 Maintenance
78 Additional information
78 Using your camcorder abroad
79 Troubleshooting
88 Specifications
USING WITH A WINDOWS
COMPUTER
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CONNECTING TO OTHER
DEVICES
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MAINTENANCE & ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION
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TROUBLESHOOTING
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SPECIFICATIONS
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quick start guide
+ This quick start guide introduces the basic operation and features of your
camcorder. See the reference pages for more information.
1. Insert a memory card. page 27
You can use commercially available SDHC (SD High Capacity)
or SD memory cards with this camcorder.
2. Check the charge status of the battery.
After turning on the camcorder by pressing the Power ( )
button, check the battery level on the LCD screen.
If you necessary, charge it by using the AC power adaptor.
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This camcorder features a built-in battery that can be charged by connecting the
AC power adaptor. There is no need to replace batteries.
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YOU CAN RECORD VIDEOS IN H.264 FORMAT!
You can record videos in H.264 format, which enables you to conveniently email and share videos with your
friends and family. You can also take photos with your camcorder.
Step1: Get ready
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Step 2: Record with your camcorder
RECORDING VIDEOS WITH HD
(HIGH DEFINITION) IMAGE QUALITY
Your camcorder uses advanced H.264 compression
technology to realise the clearest video quality.
1. Press the Power ( ) button.
2. Press the Recording start/stop ( ) button.
• To stop recording, press the Recording
start/stop ( ) button.
RECORDING PHOTOS
Your camcorder can record a high quality photo with
a 4:3 or 16:9 aspect ratio.
1. Press the Power ( ) button.
2. Press the Photo ( ) button halfway down to
check the target image.
3. Press the Photo ( ) button fully when you are
ready.
Your camcorder is compatible with H.264 recording format, which achieves efficient coding of high quality video with less capacity.
The default setting is "720/60p (Fine)". You can also record with SD (standard definition) video quality. ²page 43
You can not take photos while you are recording videos.
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Zoom button
Power ( ) button
LCD screen
Photo ( ) button
Recording start/stop ( ) button
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VIEWING THE LCD SCREEN OF YOUR CAMCORDER
You can find your desired recordings quickly by using the thumbnail index view.
1. Press the Mode ( ) button to select the Play mode.
The recorded videos and photos appear in the thumbnail index view.
The thumbnail of the latest created or played file is highlighted.
2. Touch the ▲/▼/◄/► button to select the desired video or photo, then touch
the OK button.
This camcorder provides one play mode for both video and photo recordings.
You can easily play videos or photos in the same mode without having to switch modes.
VIEWING ON A HIGH DEFINITION TV
You can enjoy HD (High Definition) videos on a connected HDTV. page 73
Simple and fun! Enjoy the various features of Intelli-studio on your Windows computer.
Using the Intelli-studio programme built-in your camcorder, you can import videos/photos into your computer,
edit or share the videos/photos with your friends. page 64
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Step 4: Save recorded videos or photos
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IMPORTING AND VIEWING VIDEOS/PHOTOS FROM THE CAMCORDER TO YOUR PC
1.	 Launch the Intelli-studio programme by connecting the
camcorder to your PC via the USB cable.
•	 A new file saving screen appears with the Intelli-studio main
window. Click “Yes”, the uploading procedure will start.
2.	 Click “Import folder” to import the videos or photos from the
PC to the Intelli-studio, you will see the files location on the Intelli-
studio browser.
3.	 You can double-click on the file you would like to start playing.
SHARING VIDEOS/PHOTOS ON Youtube/Flickr
Share your contents with the world, by uploading videos and photos directly to a web site with a single click.
Click on the "Share"  "Upload to Share Site" tab on the browser.  page 67
The Intelli-studio runs automatically once the camcorder is connected to a Windows computer (when you specify "PC
Software: On").  page 60
If the storage media is full, you cannot record new videos or photos. Delete videos or photos data that have
been saved on a computer from the storage media. Then you can record new videos or photos on newly
freed-up space.
Press the Mode ( ) button to switch the Play mode  touch the Menu ( ) button  touch the ▲/▼/
◄/►/OK button to select "Delete." ➥page 49
Step 5: Delete videos or photos
Imported files
Folders directory on your PC
“Import folder” button
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WHAT'S INCLUDED WITH YOUR CAMCORDER
Your new camcorder comes with the following accessories. If any of these items are missing from your box, call
Samsung’s Customer Care Centre.
Model name Colour Memory card slot LCD screen Lens
HMX-U10BP/U100BP Black
1 slot Colour
x3.5 ~ x4
(Digital zoom ratio)
HMX-U10RP/U100RP Red
HMX-U10EP/U100EP Green
HMX-U10UP/U100UP Purple
HMX-U10SP/U100SP Silver
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AC power adaptor
(AA-MA9 type)
Component / AV
cable
USB cable Wrist strap Quick start guide
User manual CD Tripod gender
Pouch
(Optional)
Memory card
(Optional)
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 built-in battery life time or malfunctions caused by any unauthorised use of accessories such as
the AC power adaptor.
A memory card is not included. See page 28 for memory cards compatible with your camcorder.
Your camcorder includes a user manual CD and a quick start guide (printed).
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FRONT & RIGHT SIDE
LCD screen
Photo ( ) button
Mode ( ) button
Recording start/stop ( ) button
Built-in speaker
Touch sensitive buttons
Back ( ) button
▲ (zoom-Wide) / ▼ (zoom-Tele) / ◄ / ► /
OK button
Share ( ) button
Menu ( ) button
Power ( ) button
CHG (changing) lamp
DC IN jack / Memory card cover
Reset button
DC IN jack
Memory card slot
Wrist strap hook
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REAR/LEFT/TOP SIDE
Internal microphone
Lens
Component/AV jack
USB jack
Jack cover (Component/AV jack, USB jack)
Tripod receptacle
CAUTION
Be careful not to cover the internal microphone and lens
during recording.
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preparation
This section provides information that you should know before using this camcorder; such as how to use the
provided accessories, how to charge the battery, and how to setup the operation mode and initialise setup.
USING THE WRIST STRAP
Attach the strap and place your hand through the loop to
prevent the camcorder from damage by being dropped.
INSTALLING THE CAMCORDER ON A TRIPOD
When making high speed or self recordings, use the
tripod for stable shooting. Use the tripod gender provided
with the camcorder to install it on the tripod as shown in
the figure.
The tripod is not supplied.
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CONNECTING A POWER SOURCE
Be sure to charge the battery before you start using your camcorder.
This camcorder features a built-in battery that can be charged by connecting the AC power adaptor. There is no
need to replace batteries.
The battery may be charged a little at the time of purchase.
Charging the battery
You can charge the battery using the AC power adaptor or
USB cable.
1. Press the Power ( ) button to turn off the camcorder.
2. Open the jack cover of the camcorder.
3. Charge the battery using the AC power adaptor or USB
cable.
The CHG (charge) lamp lights up and charging starts.
When the battery is fully charged, the charging (CHG)
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Using the AC
power adaptor
Connect the AC power adaptor to
the camcorder properly and plug
the AC Power adaptor in the wall
outlet.
Using the USB
cable
Connect the USB cable to the
camcorder properly and connect
the other end to a USB port of a
PC.
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CAUTION
Charging the battery at low temperature may take longer or fail to fully charge (green indicator will not turn on).
Please make sure that there are no foreign substances in the plug and socket when you connect the AC power supply to the camcorder.
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It is recommended to charge the battery in a place with ambient temperature of 0°C ~ 45°C (32˚F~113˚F).
When charging, if both the USB cable and AC power adaptor are connected, the AC power adaptor will override the USB.
If the camcorder is turned on and connected to an AC outlet, the battery will still charge, but more charging time will be needed. We
recommend keeping the camcorder turned off while charging.
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Charging (CHG) indicator
Tips for battery identification
The LED colour indicates the charge status.
If the battery has been fully charged, the charging indicator is green.
While the battery is being charged, the charging indicator lights
orange.
If an error occurs while the battery is being charged, the charging
lamp is off.
The Charging indicator colour shows the charge status.
Charging state Charging Fully Charged Error
LED Colour

(Orange)

(Green)

(Off)
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Battery Level Display
The Battery Level Display shows the amount of battery power remaining in the battery.
Battery
Level
Indicator
State Message
Fully charged -
20%~40% used -
40%~60% used -
60%~80% used -
80%~99% used -
Exhausted (flickers): The device will soon turn off.
Charge the battery as soon as possible.
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- The device will be forced to turn off after 3 seconds. "Low battery"
Above figures are based on a fully charged battery at normal temperature.
Low ambient temperature may affect the use time.
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Charging, recording and playback times with fully charged battery
(with no zoom operation, etc.)
For your reference, the approximate time with fully charged battery:
Charging time 3hr. (AC power adaptor) / 6hr. (USB cable)
Video resolution 1280X720 / 60p
Mode
Continuous recording time 90min.
Playback time 120min.
- The time is only for reference. Figures shown above are measured under Samsung's test environment, and may
differ according to user and condition.
- We recommend using the AC power adaptor when using the Time Lapse REC function.
Continuous Recording (without zoom)
The continuous recording time of the camcorder in the table shows the available recording time when the camcorder
is in the recording mode without using any other function. When actually recording, the battery may discharge 2-3
times faster than this reference, since the record start/stop and zoom functions are being operated, and playback is
performed. Note that the battery discharges faster in a cold environment.
About the battery
This camcorder features a built-in battery that can be charged by connecting the AC power adaptor. There is no
need to replace batteries.
The benefits of the battery: the battery is small but has a large power capacity. It should be recharged at
temperatures between 0°C ~ 45°C (32°F ~ 113°F). However, when it is exposed to cold temperatures (below 0°C
(32°F)), its usage time is reduced and it may cease to function.
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Maintaining the battery
Frequent use of the LCD screen or using the fast forward or rewind buttons wears out the battery faster.
A battery which is completely discharged may not turn on the recharging LED during charging.
It is designed to protect the battery. When charge starts but the charge indicator does not light even within 5 minutes, contact your
local dealer.
The batteries have to be dealt with as chemical waste. Do not throw them in the trash.
When fully discharged, a battery damages the internal cells. The battery may be prone to leakage when fully discharged.
When not using the camcorder for an extended period: it is recommended to keep your camcorder with the battery fully charged.
In this case, charge it every 2 months.
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. Please contact your local dealer.
Each battery's life is governed by storage, operating and environmental conditions.
Using the camcorder with the AC power adaptor
It is recommended that you use the AC power adaptor to power the camcorder when you perform settings on it, play back, or edit
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CAUTION
Use a nearby wall outlet when using the AC power adaptor. Disconnect the AC power adaptor from the wall outlet immediately if any
malfunction occurs while using your camcorder.
Do not use the AC power adaptor in a narrow space, such as between a wall and furniture.
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result in fire.
The AC power adaptor can be used around the world. An AC plug adaptor is required in some foreign countries. If you need one,
purchase it from your distributor.
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To save battery power:
Keep your camcorder turned off when you are not operating it.
When there is no operation for more than 2 minutes in the STBY mode or during recording, the power saving mode starts with
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BASIC OPERATION OF YOUR CAMCORDER
This section explains the basic techniques of recording videos or photos and also basic settings on your camcorder.
Set the appropriate operation mode according to your preference using Power ( ) button and Mode ( ) button.
Turning the camcorder on or off
You can turn the power on or off by pressing the Power ( ) button.
1. Press the Power ( ) button to turn on the camcorder.
2. To turn off the camcorder, press the Power ( ) button.
Setting the operating modes
You can switch the operating mode in the following order each time you
press the Mode ( ) button: Record mode ↔ Play mode
Mode Functions
Record mode To record videos or photos.
Play mode To play videos or photos, or edit them.
This camcorder provides one record mode for both video and photo recordings.
You can easily record videos or photos in the same mode without having to switch
modes.
One play mode is also provided for video and photo recordings.
When the camcorder is turned on, the self-diagnosis function operates and a
message may appear. In this case, refer to "Warning indicators and messages" (on
pages 79-80) and take corrective action.
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This camcorder has touch sensitive button technology to conveniently
navigate menus and functions.
Touch on the touch button with your fingertip.
To avoid damage to the touch buttons:
- Do not use any object other than your fingers to operate it.
The touch buttons may not function if you use a fingernail or other instruments such as
a ballpoint pen.
- Do not touch the touch buttons if your fi ngers are not clean.
- Do not touch the touch buttons with gloves on.
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LCD SCREEN INDICATORS
The above screen is an example for explanation:
It is different from the actual display.
The on-screen indicators are based on an 8GB SDHC memory
card.
Functions marked with * will not be kept when the camcorder
is turned off and on again.
For enhanced performance, the display indications and the
order are subject to change without prior notice.
This camcorder provides one combined video and photo
record mode. You can easily record videos or photos in the
same mode without having to change it.
The total number of recordable photos is counted based on
available space on the storage media.
The number of recordable photos on the OSD is a maximum of
9999.
You can check the selected mode indicator only when the on-
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Remaining recordable time
Operating mode (STBY (Standby) / M (Recording))
Photo counter (total number of recordable photos)
Photo record mode
Photo resolution
TV Out
(when the component/AV cable is connected.)
Digital zoom
Battery information (remaining battery level)
No memory card display
Date/Time display
iSCENE
Back light
Digital effect
Time Lapse REC *
Video quality
Video resolution
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Record mode: Shortcut menu (OK Guide)
Quick View
Back light
Shortcut menu (OK Guide) / Return
Display
iSCENE
The shortcut menu (OK guide) represents the most frequently
accessed functions according to the selected mode. Touching
the OK button will display a shortcut menu of frequently used
functions on the LCD screen.
Play mode : Thumbnail View
Play mode
Recorded video time
Video file
Photo file
Error file
Image counter
(current file/total number of recorded files)
Scroll bar
Button guide
Share mark
Protection
This camcorder provides one play mode for both video and
photo recordings. You can easily play videos or photos in the
same mode without having to switch modes.
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Video play mode : Single View
Video play mode
Operating status ( : Play / : Pause)
Time code (elapsed time/recorded time)
File name (file number)
TV Out (when the component/AV cable is connected.)
Battery information (remaining battery level)
Recorded date/time display
Shortcut menu (OK Guide)
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/ : Play/pause
Share mark
Protection
Video resolution
Photo play mode : Single View
Photo play mode
Slide show
File name (file number)
TV Out (when the component/AV cable is connected.)
Battery information (remaining battery level)
Recorded date/time display
Shortcut menu (OK Guide)
/ : Previous/next photo
: Playback zoom
Protection
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USING THE SHORTCUT MENU (OK GUIDE)
The Shortcut menu (OK guide) represents the most frequently accessed functions according to the selected mode.
Touching the OK button will display a shortcut menu of frequently used functions on the LCD screen.
+ For example: Setting iSCENE in the Record mode using the Shortcut menu (OK guide)
1. Touch the OK button in STBY mode.
The Shortcut menu is displayed.
2. Touch the ▲ button to select "iSCENE".
The iSCENE icon is highlighted.
3. Each time touch the ▲ button, the iSCENE mode changes.
Select the desired mode, then touch the OK button to confirm your selection.
The selected mode indicator ( ) will display on the screen.G
Touch the OK button to exit the shortcut menu.
Before selecting a menu item, please check that you set the appropriate mode first.
You can check the selected mode indicator only when the on-screen information mode is set to full
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Button Record mode
Play mode
Menu
selection
Video play mode:
Single view
Photo play mode:
Single view
OK
- Access the
shortcut menu
- Confirm selection
- Exit the shortcut
menu
- Access the
shortcut menu
- Playback / Pause
- Access the
shortcut menu
- Playback /
Playback zoom
(x2.0 - x5.0)
Confirms
selection
▲(W)
- Digital zoom (wide)
- iSCENE
(in the shortcut menu)
Each time the ▲ button is
touched, the iSCENE mode
changes.
lncreases the volume -
Moves the
cursor up
▼(T)
- Digital zoom (tele)
- Back Light
(in the shortcut menu)
Touching the ▼ button toggles
the back light on or off.
Decreases the volume -
Moves the
cursor down
◄(•)
- Display
(in the shortcut menu)
Each time the ◄ button is
touched, the following on-
screen information display
modes appear: simple display
 full display  display off
- Search playback RPS
(Reverse Playback Search)
rate: x2x4x8x16x32
- Previous skip playback
- Frame-by- frame playback
- Reverse slow motion playback
rate: x1/2x1/4x1/8
Previous image
Moves to the
previous menu
►(•)
- Quick View
(in the shortcut menu)
You can view the most recently
recorded video or photo right
after your recording.
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- Search playback FPS
(Forward Playback Search)
rate: x2x4x8x16x32
- Next skip playback
- Frame-by- frame playback
- Forward slow motion playback
rate: x1/2x1/4x1/8
Next image
Moves to the
next menu
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INITIAL SETTING : DATE AND TIME & OSD LANGUAGE
Initial setting is available in all operating modes.
To read the menus or messages in your desired language, set the OSD language.
To store the date and time during recording, set the date/time.
Turning the power on and setting the date and time
Set the date and time of your local area when turning on this camcorder for the first
time. If you do not set date and time, the date and time screen appears every time you
turn on your camcorder.
1. Press the Power ( ) button to turn on the camcorder.
When you turn on your camcorder for the first time, the Date/Time Set screen
appears.
2. Select the date and time information and change the setting values by using the
▲/▼/◄/► button.
3. Make sure the date/time is correctly set, then touch the OK button.
After setting, the date and time are automatically recorded on a special data area of the storage media.
The year can be set up to 2039.
This camcorder adopts a built-in battery. When its charged capacity decreases, saved user settings may be reset so be sure to charge the
battery after use.
- When the battery use time is significantly decreased, the battery is near the end of its useful life and must be replaced by a
Samsung authorised service centre.
- When keeping your camcorder with the battery fully charged, the user settings remain for 2 months or more.
- When the battery is discharged, the date/time is initialised to "01/JAN/2009 00:00."
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Selecting the OSD language
You can select the desired language to display the menu screen and the messages.
1. Touch the Menu ( ) button.
The menu screen appears.
2. Touch the ◄/► button to select "Settings."
The settings menu appears.
3. Touch the ▲/▼ button to select "Language," then touch the OK button.
4. Touch the ▲/▼ button to select the desired OSD language, then touch the OK
button.
English / / Français / Deutsch / Italiano / Español / Português /
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5. To exit, touch the Menu ( ) button.
The OSD language is refreshed in the selected language.
Even though you turn the camcorder off and on, the current language setting is preserved.
The "Language" options may be changed without prior notice.
The date and time format may change depending on the selected language.
This camcorder adopts a built-in battery. When its charged capacity decreases, saved user settings may be reset so be sure to
charge the battery after use.
- When the battery use time is significantly decreased, the battery is near the end of its useful life and must be replaced by a
Samsung authorised service centre.
- When keeping your camcorder with the battery fully charged, the user settings remain for 2 months or more.
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Language
TV Display
Default Set
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Français
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You can record on a memory card, so you should insert the desired storage media before starting recording or
playback.
You can use SDHC and SD cards on your camcorder.
(Some cards are not compatible depending on the memory card manufacturer and memory card type.)
Before inserting or ejecting the memory card, turn the camcorder off.
INSERTING / EJECTING THE MEMORY CARD
Inserting a memory card
1. Turn the camcorder off.
2. Open the memory card cover as shown in the figure.
3. Insert the memory card into the memory card slot until it softly clicks
in the direction of the arrow shown in the figure.
4. Close the cover.
Ejecting a memory card
1. Turn the camcorder off.
2. Open the memory card cover as shown in the figure.
3. Slightly push the memory card inwards to pop it out.
4. Pull the memory card out of the memory card slot and close the cover.
CAUTION
As shown in the figure, be sure to slide the memory card inwards with the label
facing down.
Never format a memory card using a PC.
Do not eject a memory card while it is being used in the camcorder.
The memory card and its data may be damaged.
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SELECTING A SUITABLE MEMORY CARD
A memory card is a compact portable storage media.
You can use an SDHC memory card.
(Memory cards must be purchased separately.)
- You can also use an SD memory card, but recommended that you use an SDHC
memory card with your camcorder. (SD cards up to 2GB are supported with this
camcorder. Normal operation is not guaranteed with SD cards bigger than 2GB.)
In this camcorder, you can use memory cards (SD/SDHC) of the following
capacity.
- SD: 1GB~2GB, SDHC: 4GB~32GB
Compatible recording media
- The following recording media have been recommended for use with this
camcorder. Others are not recommended, so buy such products with caution.
SDHC or SD memory cards: by Panasonic, SanDisk, and TOSHIBA
If other media are used, they may fail to record data correctly, or they may lose data that has already been recorded.
For video recording, use a memory card that supports faster write speed.
- Write speed: 5MB/sec is recommended.
SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) memory card
The SDHC card is a higher version (Ver.2.00) SD card and supports capacity above 4GB.
An SDHC card has a mechanical write protection switch. Setting the switch prevents accidental erasure of files
recorded on the card. To enable writing, move the switch up towards the terminals. To set write protection, move the
switch down.
Due to changes In File Allocation System and physical specifications, SDHC memory cards can not be used with
current SD enabled host devices. SDHC memory cards can only be used with only SDHC enabled host devices.
Common cautions for memory card use
Damaged data may not be recovered. It is recommended you make a back-up of important data on the hard disk of
your PC.
Turning the power off or removing a memory card during operations 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.
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Terminals
Protection
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<Usable memory cards>
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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.
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, drop, or cause strong impact to the card.
Do not use or store at high temperatures, in humidity or a dusty environment.
Do not bring foreign substances on the memory card terminals. Use a soft, dry cloth to clean the terminals if required.
Do not paste anything other than the label supplied with the card on the label pasting portion.
Be careful to keep the memory card out of the reach of children, who might swallow it.
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.
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The data storage speed may differ, depending on the manufacturer and production system.
Using a lower write speed memory card when recording a video may cause problems when storing the video on the
memory card. You may even lose your video data during the recording.
In an attempt to preserve every bit of the recorded video, the camcorder forcibly stores the video on the memory card and
displays a warning: "Low speed card. Please record at lower quality."
To facilitate video recording, you are recommended to use a memory card that supports faster write speed.
If you are forced to use a low speed memory card, resolution of the recording may be lower than the set value. However,
the higher the resolution, the more memory will be used.
For optimal performance of the camcorder, ensure that you purchase a fast speed memory card.
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RECORDABLE TIME AND CAPACITY
The following shows the camcorder’s maximum recording time and number of images according to the resolution
/ memory capacity.
For recording videos and photos, please note the approximate maximum limits.
Recordable time for videos
Media Memory Card (SDHC/SD)
Capacity
1GB 2GB 4GB 8GB 16GB 32GB
Resolution Quality
1080/30p
Super Fine 7 min. 15 min. 31 min. 63 min. 126 min. 254 min.
Fine 11 min. 21 min. 45 min. 90 min. 179 min. 360 min.
720/60p
Super Fine 11 min. 21 min. 45 min. 90 min. 179 min. 360 min.
Fine 16 min. 32 min. 67 min. 134 min. 269 min. 541 min.
720/30p
Super Fine 16 min. 32 min. 67 min. 134 min. 269 min. 541 min.
Fine 22 min. 43 min. 90 min. 180 min. 359 min. 721 min.
480/60p
Super Fine 29 min. 58 min. 120 min. 240 min. 479 min. 962 min.
Fine 45 min. 87 min. 180 min. 260 min. 719 min. 1444 min.
Slow Motion Super Fine 67 min. 131 min. 270 min. 540 min. 1079 min. 2165 min.
(Unit: Approximate minutes of recording)
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Recordable number of photos
Media Memory Card (SDHC/SD)
Capacity
Resolution
1GB 2GB 4GB 8GB 16GB 32GB
3648X2736 379 740 1529 3058 6103 9999
3648X2052 458 892 1843 3686 7352 9999
2816X2112 680 1324 2734 5468 9999 9999
2816X1584 889 1731 3572 7144 9999 9999
2048X1536 1363 2651 5470 9999 9999 9999
2048X1152 1759 3421 7058 9999 9999 9999
(Unit: Approximate number of images)
The previous figures are measured under Samsung’s standard recording test conditions and may differ depending on the test or use
condition.
The higher the resolution and quality settings, the more memory is used.
High resolution images occupy more memory space than low resolution images. If the higher resolution is selected, there is less space to
record videos in the memory.
When recording complex videos with a lot of action and colour, the file size will be larger.
Memory cards of bigger than 32GB in capacity may not work properly.
The maximum size of a video file that can be recorded at one time is 3.5GB (HD resolution) and 1.3GB (SD resolution).
You can store up to 9999 videos and photos in one folder.
The recording length of a Time Lapse REC may vary depending on settings.
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Hold your camcorder properly while recording to avoid covering the lens and
the internal microphone with your fingers and pressing any button without
purpose.
Adjusting the shooting angle
Aim the camcorder as shown in the illustration.
1. Hook up the wrist strap to your hand.
2. Make sure your footing is stable and there is no danger of colliding with
another person or object.
3. Aim and focus as shown in the illustration.
It is recommended to keep the sun behind you while shooting.
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Basic procedures to record a video or photo image are described below and on the following pages.
This camcorder provides one combined video and photo record mode. You can easily record videos or photos in the
same mode without having to change it.
RECORDING VIDEOS OR PHOTOS
This camcorder supports both High Definition (HD) and Standard Definition (SD)
resolutions. You can also record photos with various resolutions.
Before recording, set the resolution for your purpose. ²pages 43-44
PRECHECK
Insert the memory card. ²page 27
Press the Power ( ) button to turn on the camcorder.
Check the subject on the LCD screen.
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To record videos
1. Press the Recording start/stop ( ) button.
The recording indicator () will display and
recording will start.
To stop recording, press the Recording start/
stop ( ) button again.
2. When recording is finished, turn the camcorder off.
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1. Press the Photo ( ) button halfway down (half press).
Check the target image.
2. Press the Photo ( ) button down fully (full press).
A shutter sound is heard. When the capturing
() indicator disappears, the photo is recorded.
While saving the photo on the storage media, you
cannot proceed with the next recording.
3. When recording is finished, turn the camcorder off.
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QUICK VIEW
Using the Quick View function, you can view the most recently recorded video or photo image right after your
recording.
1. Touch the OK button in STBY mode right after your recording.
Shortcut menu is displayed on the LCD screen.
2. Touch the ► button to view the most recent video (or photo) you have
recorded.
During a quick view, use the ▲/▼/◄/►/OK buttons for playback
search the current file.
Touch the Menu ( ) button to delete the recording which is being
played back.
3. After the quick view is finished, your camcorder switches back to the STBY
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Do not operate the Power ( ) button or remove the memory card while accessing the storage media.
Doing so may damage the storage media or the data on the storage media.
For on-screen information display. ²page 20
For various functions available when you record videos and photos. ²pages 42-47
During recording, some button operations are unavailable. (Mode ( ) button, Menu ( ) button, etc.)
Sound is recorded from the internal stereo microphone on the top of the camcorder. Take care that this microphone is not blocked.
Before recording an important video and photo, make sure to test the recording function to check if there is any problem with the audio
and video recording.
You cannot use a locked memory card for recording. You will see a message saying recording is disabled due to the lock.
You can switch the play mode to the record mode by pressing the Recording start/stop ( ), Photo ( ), Mode ( ) or
Back ( ) button.
Audio will not be recorded with the photo on the storage media.
Photo files recorded by your camcorder conform to the "DCF (Design rule for Camera File system)" universal standard established by the
JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association).
DCF is an integrated image-file format for digital cameras: Image files can be used on all digital devices conforming to DCF.
Using the Quick View function, you can view the most recently recorded video or photo image right after your recording.
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ZOOMING IN AND OUT
Use the zoom function for close-up or wide-angle recording.
This camcorder allows you to record using the digital zoom.
To zoom in
Touch the▼(T) button to zoom in.
Digital Zoom is available from 3.5 to 4 times according to the video resolution.
To zoom out
Touch the ▲(W) button to zoom out.
The digital zoom function is not available in the following conditions:
- When recording a video at "Video Resolution: 1080/30p."
- When connecting to a TV.
- During Slow Motion recording.
Note that the image quality decreases when you use the digital zoom. The image quality
may deteriorate depending on how much you zoom in on the subject.
Frequent use of the digital zoom function consumes more power.
If you use the digital zoom while recording, the operation noises such as button touch sound
can be recorded.
The minimum focal length between the camcorder and the subject is 1.3m.
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You can view recorded videos and photos in thumbnail index view and play them in various ways.
This camcorder provides one combined video and photo play mode. You can easily play videos or photos in the
same mode without having to change it.
CHANGING THE PLAYBACK MODE
Record/play mode can be switched with the Mode ( ) button
Single view screen can be moved to thumbnail index view screen with the Back ( ) button.
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PLAYING VIDEOS
You can find desired videos quickly using the thumbnail index view.
PRECHECK
Insert the memory card. ² 27
Press the Power ( ) button to turn on the camcorder.
1. Press the Mode ( ) button to select the Play mode.
The thumbnail index view appears.
In thumbnail index view, a video is displayed with film border and a photo is
displayed with its screen ratio.
The thumbnail highlight is on the latest created or played file.
When a video file is selected, the playing time appears on the screen.
2. Touch the ▲/▼/◄/► button to select the desired video, then touch the OK
button.
The Shortcut menu for playback is displayed and the selected video is played.
When a playback is complete, the thumbnail index view appears.
To return to thumbnail index view while playing, touch the Back ( ) button.
CAUTION
Do not power off or eject the memory card during video playback. Doing so may damage the
recorded data.
Video files may not playback on the camcorder in the following cases:
- Video files were edited or renamed on a PC
- Video files were recorded by devices other than the camcorder
- Video file formats that are not supported
The built-in speaker and LCD screen automatically turn off when the component/AV cable is
connected to the camcorder. (When connected to external devices, volume adjustment should be
done on the connected external device.)
You can playback recorded video on a TV or a PC. ²pages 73, 64
You can upload recorded videos or photos to YouTube or Flickr using Intelli-studio. ²page 67
For various functions available during playback, see "playback options." ²page 37
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Adjusting the volume
1. Touch the OK button to display the shortcut menu.
2. Touch the ▲/▼ button to increase or decrease the volume.
The volume bar disappears after 3~4 seconds.
You can hear the recorded sound from the built-in speaker.
The level can be set to anywhere between 0 and 10.
Various playback operations
Still playback (pause) ( / ZZ )
Touch the OK button during playback.
- To resume normal playback, touch the OK button again.
Search playback ( 
 / 
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During playback, place and hold your finger on the ◄/► button for reverse search/forward search.
Touching the ◄/► button repeatedly increases the search speed for each direction.
- RPS (Reverse Playback Search) rate: x2→x4→x8→x16→x32
- FPS (Forward Playback Search) rate: x2→x4→x8→x16→x32
To resume normal playback, touch the OK button.
Skip playback ( / )
During playback, touch the ► button to locate the start point of the next file.
Touching the ► button repeatedly skips files in the forward direction.
During playback, touch the ◄/► button to locate the start point of the current file.
Touching the ◄/► button repeatedly skips files in the reverse direction.
Touch the ◄/► button within 3 seconds from the start point, and the first image of the
previous file is skipped.
Frame-by-frame playback ( / )
During pause, touching the ◄/► button makes play go reverse/forward one frame at a time.
- To resume normal playback, touch the OK button.
Slow motion playback ( / )
During pause, place and hold your finger on the ◄/► button for reverse/forward slow
playback.
During slow motion playback, touching the ◄/► button changes the playback speed.
- Reverse/forward slow playback rate: x1/2 → x1/4 → x1/8
- To resume normal playback, touch the OK button.
Playing back for search, skip, slow motion or frame-by-frame except normal playback, it does not
support the audio function.
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VIEWING PHOTOS
You can find and view desired photos quickly using the thumbnail index view.
PRECHECK
Insert the memory card. ²QBHF27
Press the Power ( ) button to turn on the camcorder.
1. Press the Mode ( ) button to select the Play mode.
The thumbnail index view appears.
In thumbnail index view, a video is displayed with film border and a photo is
displayed with its screen ratio.
The thumbnail highlight is on the latest created or played file.
2. Touch the ▲/▼/◄/► button to select the desired photo, then touch the OK
button.
The Shortcut menu for playback is displayed and the selected photo is
displayed in the full screen view.
To view the previous/next file, touch the ◄/► button.
To return to the thumbnail index view, touch the Back ( ) button.
WARNING
Do not power off or eject the memory card during photo playback. Doing so may damage the
recorded data.
Your camcorder may not playback the following photo files normally;
- A photo with its file name changed on a PC.
- A photo recorded on other devices.
- A photo with a file format not supported on this camcorder (does not conform to DCF
standards).
Loading time may vary depending on the size and quality of the selected photo.
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Zooming during photo playback
You can magnify the playback photo image from the original size.
Magnification can be adjusted with the OK button on the camcorder.
1. Select the photo you want to magnify.
2. Adjust the magnification with the OK button.
The screen is framed and the image is magnified starting from the centre of
image.
You can zoom in from x2.0 to x5.0 by touching the OK button.
While the playback zoom is in use, other images cannot be selected.
3. Touch the ▲/▼/◄/► button to get the part you want in the centre of the screen.
4. To cancel, touch the Back ( ) button.
You cannot apply the playback zoom function to the images that are recorded on other devices.
The playback zoom function is available only in photo single view.
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CHANGING THE MENU SETTINGS
You can change the menu settings to customize your camcorder.
Access the desired menu screen by following the steps below, then change the
various settings.
+ Follow the instructions below to use each of the menu items listed after
this page.
For example: Setting the iSCENE in Record mode.
1. Press the Power ( ) button to turn on the camcorder.
2. Touch the Menu ( ) button.
The menu screen appears.
3. Touch the ◄/► button to select "iSCENE."
4. Select the desired submenu item with the ▲/▼ button, then touch the OK button.
5. To exit, touch the Menu ( ) or Back ( ) button.
The selected item is applied and the indicator is displayed.
- However, if "Auto" is selected in the iSCENE mode, the item's indicator may not be
displayed on the screen.
- You can check the selected mode indicator only when the on-screen information mode is
set to full display. ²page 24
You can also access the shortcut menu using the OK button. ²page 23
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a. Menu ( ) button : Use it to enter or exit the menu.
b. ▲/▼/◄/► button : Use it to move up/down/left/right.
c. OK button : Use it to select or confirm the menu.
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RECORDING MENU ITEMS
Accessing items in the menu depends on the operation mode.
For operation details, see the corresponding page. ²pages 42-47
Items Default value Page
iSCENE Auto 42
Video Resolution 720/60p 43
Video Quality Fine 44
Photo Resolution 3648x2736 (4:3) 44
Back Light Off 45
Digital Effect Off 45
Time Lapse REC Off 46
There are some functions you cannot activate simultaneously in the menu. You cannot select the grey menu items. Refer to the troubleshooting
for examples of unworkable combinations of functions and menu items. ²page 87
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USING THE RECORDING MENU ITEMS
You can the menu items for video or photo images recording.
iSCENE
This camcorder automatically sets the shutter speed according to the subject’s brightness for optimal recording: You
can also specify one of various modes depending on subject conditions, recording environment or purpose of filming.
item contents on-screen display
Auto - You can shoot images in Auto adjustment mode. None
Sports
- Reduces blurring when recording rapidly moving subjects such as in
golf or tennis. If the Sports mode is used under a fluorescent light, the
image may flicker. In this case, use the Auto mode for recording.
Beach/Snow
- Prevents underexposure of subject’s face, etc. in a place where light
reflection is intense, such as at the beach in midsummer or on a ski
slope.
The iSCENE also can be set in the shortcut menu. ²page 23
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