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  • Brand: Samsung
  • Product: Camcorder
  • Model/name: HMX-U20
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English, German, Dutch

Table of Contents

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User Manual
HMX-U20BP
HMX-U20RP
HMX-U20LP
HMX-U20SP
High Definition Digital Camcorder
www.samsung.com/register
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SAFETY WARNINGS
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.
PRECHECK Settings required before using a function.
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!
When using the AC power adapter with your camcorder, connect the adapter to an
outlet with protective grounding.
Do not expose the camcorder battery to direct sunlight, heaters, radiators, fire, or any
other source of excessive heat.
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Caution
If you replace the battery with the wrong battery, you can cause an explosion.
Replace only with the same battery or an 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.
before reading this user manual
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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-U20BP, HMX-
U20RP, HMX-U20LP, HMX-U20SP models.
Illustrations of model HMX-U20BP 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.
In this user manual, the icon or symbol in the
parenthesis appearing in a description of a
submenu item indicates it will appear on the
screen when setting the corresponding item.
Ex) Submenu item of “Video Resolution”
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- “1080/25p” ( 25 ): Records in the
HD (1920x1080 25p) format. [If set,
corresponding icon ( 25 ) appears on the
screen.]
The following terms are used in this manual:
‘Scene’ refers to the point where 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.
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON USE
Before using this camcorder
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.
We cannot compensate you for damage to
or loss of your recorded contents:
- 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.
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About this user manual
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For Open Source Licence information, refer to the
“OpenSource-U20.pdf” in the provided CD-ROM.
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.
Facebook is a trademark of Facebook Inc.
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, “™” and “®” are not
mentioned in each case in this manual.
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Notes regarding trademarks
before reading this user manual
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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The safety precautions illustrated below are to prevent personal injury or material damages.
Heed all instructions carefully.
WARNING
Prohibited action. Do not touch the product.
Do not disassemble the
product.
This precaution must be kept.
Unplug from the power supply.
WARNING
Means that there is a potential
risk of serious personal injury.
CAUTION
Means that there is a potential
risk of personal injury or
damage to the product
safety information
Using the camcorder at
temperatures over 60Ⳅ(140ⳅ)
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 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.
Do not disconnect the AC adaptor
by pulling on its power-cord, as this
could damage the power-cord.
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.
No oil! Oil entering the camcorder
or AC power adaptor could cause
electric shock, malfunctions or
defects.
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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 overload outlets or
extension cords as this may
result in abnormal heat or fire.
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safety information
Do not dispose of battery in a fire
as it may explode.
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 modify 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. 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 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.
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 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.
There is a risk of 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 use the camcorder near
sources of strong radio waves or
magnetism such as speakers or
large motors. Noise from these
sources could distort the video or
audio you are recording.
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 a
TV or radio: It can cause noise on
the TV screen or the radio.
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 use the camcorder in direct
sunlight or near heating equipment.
The heat may cause a malfunction
or injury.
Do not leave the camcorder in
a closed vehicle for a long time,
where the temperature is very high.
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 place.
There is also a risk of defect or electric
shock when using outdoors during
lightning storms.
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safety information
Only use the adaptor plug in a socket
that is easily accessible. If any problem
occurs with the product, you must pull
the plug out of the socket to disconnect
the power completely. Turning off the
power button on the product does not
completely disconnect the power.
Place the camcorder on a stable
surface that is well ventilated.
Use Samsung-approved accessories
only. Using products from other
manufacturers may cause
overheating, fire, explosion, electric
shock or personal injuries caused by
abnormal operation.
Keep important data separately.
Samsung is not responsible for
data loss.
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QUICK START GUIDE
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GETTING TO KNOW THE
CAMCORDER
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GETTING STARTED
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BASIC OPERATION OF THE
CAMCORDER
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FIRST TIME SETTINGS
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GETTING READY TO START
RECORDING
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contents
10 What’s included with your camcorder
11 Location of controls
13 Identifying the screen displays
15 Using the battery
17 Checking the battery state
20 Turning your camcorder on/off
20 Setting the operating modes
21 Using the shortcut menu (OK guide)
22 Using the !/"/#/$/OK button
23 Turning the power on and setting the
date and time
24 Selecting the OSD language
25 Inserting/ejecting a memory card
(not supplied)
26 Selecting a suitable memory card
(not supplied)
28 Recordable time and capacity
29 Using the wrist strap
29 Basic camcorder positioning
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30 Recording videos or photos
32 Recording with auto scene detection
(smart auto)
33 Capturing photos during video record-
ing (dual recording)
34 Zooming in and out
35 Changing the playback mode
36 Playing videos
38 Viewing photos
39 Zooming during photo playback
40 Changing the menu settings
40 Recording menu items
41 Video Resolution
42 Photo Resolution
42 Zoom Mute
43 Time Lapse REC
45 Playback menu items
45 Play Mode
46 Delete
47 Protect
48 Divide
49 Share Mark
50 Slide Show
50 File Info
51 Setting menu items
51 Storage Info
52 Format
53 File No.
53 Date/Time Set
54 LCD Brightness
54 Auto LCD Off
55 Beep Sound
contents
RECORDING
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BASIC PLAYBACK
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ADVANCED RECORDING
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ADVANCED PLAYBACK
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SYSTEM SETTING
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55 Shutter Sound
56 Auto Power Off
56 PC Software
57 TV Connect Guide
57 TV Display
58 Default Set
58 Language
58 Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)
59 What you can do with a windows
computer
60 Using the intelli-studio programme
66 Using as a removable storage device
68 Connecting to a TV
70 TV and LCD monitor image displays
71 Recording (dubbing) images on a VCR
or DVD/HDD recorder
72 Warning indicators and messages
74 Symptoms and solutions
80 Maintenance
81 Using your camcorder abroad
82 Specifications
USING WITH A WINDOWS
COMPUTER
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CONNECTING TO OTHER
DEVICES
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DUBBING VIDEOS
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TROUBLESHOOTING
MAINTENANCE & ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION
SPECIFICATIONS
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1. Insert a memory card.
You can use commercially available SDHC
(SD High Capacity) or SD memory cards with
this camcorder.
2. Insert the battery into the battery slot.
3. Charge the battery fully. !page 16
The battery is fully charged when the CHG
(charging) indicator light turns green.
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STEP1: Get ready
quick start guide
This quick start guide introduces the basic operation and features of your camcorder. See the
reference pages for more information.
You can record videos in H.264 format!
You can record videos in the H.264 format that are convenient to email and share with your
friends and family. You can also take photos with your camcorder.
STEP2: Record with your camcorder
LCD screen Power ( ) button
Photo ( ) button
Recording start/stop
( ) button
Zoom (W/T) lever
Share ( ) button/
SMART AUTO button
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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.
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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.
Recording videos with
HD (high definition)
image quality Recording photos
Your camcorder is compatible with the H.264 recording format, which achieves efficient
coding of high quality video using less memory capacity.
The default setting is "720/50p". You can also record with SD (standard definition) video
quality. !page 41
You can take photos while you are recording videos. !page 33
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STEP3: Play back videos or photos
Viewing the LCD screen of your camcorder
You can find your desired recordings quickly by using the
thumbnail index view.
1. Press the Play ( ) button to select the play mode.
2. In Play Mode, select “HD Video,” “SD Video,” or
“Photo.” !page 45
The recorded videos or photos appear in the
thumbnail index view.
The thumbnail of the latest created or played file is
highlighted.
3. Press the "/#/$/% button to select the desired video
or photo, then press the OK button.
Viewing on a high definition TV
You can enjoy HD (High Definition) videos on a connected HDTV. !page 68
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Simple and fun! Enjoy the various features of Intelli-studio on your Windows
computer.
Using the Intelli-studio programme built into your camcorder, you can import videos/
photos into your computer and edit or share the videos/photos with your friends.
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STEP4: Save recorded videos or photos
You can set the Play Mode in thumbnail view only.
You can switch from the play mode to the record mode by pressing the Recording start/
stop ( ), Photo ( ), or Play ( ) button.
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Importing and viewing videos/photos from the
camcorder to your PC
1. Start the Intelli-studio programme by connecting the
built-in USB jack of the camcorder to the PC.
A new file saving screen appears with the Intelli-
studio main window.
Click “Yes”. The uploading procedure starts.
2. Any new files are saved to your PC and registered to
“Contents Manager” in the Intelli-studio programme.
You can arrange the files by different options such
as Face, Date, Location, etc.
3. You can double-click the file you would like to start
playing.
Sharing videos/photos on Youtube/Flickr/FaceBook
Share your contents with the world, by uploading videos and photos directly to a web
site with a single click.
Click the "Share" ! "Upload" tab on the browser. "page 63
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STEP5: Delete videos or photos
If the camcorder’s storage media is full, you cannot record new videos or photos. Delete
videos or photos you’ve saved on your computer from the camcorder’s storage media.
Then you can record new videos or photos in the newly freed-up space.
Press the Play ( ) button to switch the play mode # press the MENU button #
press the $/%/&/'/OK button to select "Delete." "page 46
The Intelli-studio runs automatically after you’ve connected your camcorder to a
Windows computer (if you have set "PC Software: On"). " page 56
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Saved files into your PC
Contents Manager
Folders directory on your PC
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The contents may vary depending on the sales region.
Parts and accessories can be purchased after consulting with your local Samsung dealer.
SAMSUNG is not responsible for reduced built-in battery life time or malfunctions caused by any
unauthorised use of accessories such as the AC power adaptor.
A memory card is not included. See page 26 for memory cards compatible with your camcorder.
Your camcorder includes the user manual CD and printed quick start guide.
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WHAT'S INCLUDED WITH YOUR CAMCORDER
Your new camcorder comes with the following accessories. If any of these items is missing from
your box, call Samsung’s Customer Care Centre.
Model name Colour Memory card slot LCD screen Lens
HMX-U20BP Black
Yes Colour
Optical zoom: x3 (Photo only)
Intelli zoom: x3.6 (Video only)
HMX-U20RP Pink Red
HMX-U20LP Blue
HMX-U20SP Silver
The shape is the same for all models. Only the colour is different.
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Battery
(IA-BH130LB)
AC power adaptor
(AA-MA9 type)
Audio/Video cable Wrist strap
User manual CD Quick start guide
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Checking your accessories
Optional accessories
Mini HDMI cable
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Front & Right side
LOCATION OF CONTROLS
LCD screen
Photo ( ) button
Zoom (W/T) lever
Recording start/stop ( ) button
Play ( ) button
!/"/#/$/OK button
Built-in speaker
Power ( ) button
CHG (Charging) indicator
Share ( ) button / SMART AUTO button
MENU button
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Rear/Left/Bottom side
Be careful not to cover the internal microphone and lens during recording.
Lens
Internal microphone
Jack cover (AV, HDMI, DC IN)
AV jack
HDMI jack
DC IN jack
OPEN lever
Built-in USB jack
Battery slot
Memory card slot
Battery release switch
Memory card / Battery cover
Wrist strap hook
Tripod receptacle
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1 Video record mode
2 Remaining recordable time
3 Operating mode (STBY (Standby) /
M (Recording))
4 Photo counter (total number of
recordable photos)
5 Photo record mode
6 Photo resolution
7 Optical zoom
8 Zoom Mute
9 Battery information (remaining
battery level)
10 Warning indicators
11 Date/Time display
12 Smart Auto mode
13 Shortcut menu (OK Guide)
: Display
: Quick view
: Shortcut menu selection /
Return
14 Time Lapse REC *
15 Video resolution
IDENTIFYING THE SCREEN DISPLAYS
The available functions vary depending on the operation mode you’ve selected, and different
indicators appear depending on the setting values.
PRECHECK!
This On Screen Display (OSD) is shown in the record ( ) mode only.
Select the record mode by pressing the Play ( ) button. !page 20
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Record mode
Settings of functions marked with * are not retained when the camcorder is turned off.
The on-screen indicators are based on an 8GB SDHC memory card.
The screen above is an example and may differ from the actual display.
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 largest number the photo counter can display is 9999.
You can check the selected mode indicator only when the on-screen information mode is set to full
display. !page 21
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1 Video play mode
2 Operating status (Play / Pause)
3 Time code (elapsed time/recorded
time)
4 File name (file number)
5 Recorded date/time display
6 Battery information (remaining
battery level)
7 Button guide
8 Shortcut menu (OK Guide)
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!: Move to previous file /
REW (rewind)
/ "
": Move to next file /
FF (fast forward)
/ : Volume up/volume down
/ : Play/pause
9 Share mark
10 Protection
11 Video resolution
PRECHECK!
This On Screen Display (OSD) is shown in video play ( / SD ) mode only.
Select the play mode by pressing the Play ( ) button. #page 20
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Video play mode
PRECHECK!
This On Screen Display (OSD) is shown in photo play ( ) mode only.
Select the play mode by pressing the Play ( ) button. #page 20
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Photo play mode
1 Photo play mode
2 Slide show
3 Image counter (current image/total
number of recorded images)
4 File name (file number)
5 Recorded date/time display
6 Battery information (remaining
battery level)
7 Button guide
8 Shortcut menu (OK Guide)
/ :: Previous/next photo
: Playback zoom
9 Protection
10 Photo resolution
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Inserting the battery
1. Open the battery cover by sliding the
OPEN lever as shown in the figure.
2. Insert the battery into the battery slot until
it locks.
Make sure that the SAMSUNG logo is
facing up while the battery is placed as
shown in the figure.
3. Close the battery slot cover.
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Ejecting the battery
1. Open the battery cover by sliding the
OPEN lever as shown in the figure.
2. Slide the Battery release switch and pull
out the battery.
3. Close the battery cover.
USING THE BATTERY
Purchase extra batteries to allow continuous use of your camcorder.
Use only Samsung-approved batteries. If you use batteries from other manufacturers, there is a
danger of overheating, fire or explosion.
Samsung is not responsible for problems caused by unapproved batteries.
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PRECHECK!
Be sure to charge the battery before you start using your camcorder.
Use the AC adaptor supplied with the camcorder or the built-in USB jack.
1. Press the Power ( ) button to turn off the
camcorder.
2. Charge the battery using the adaptor or
USB.
The charging (CHG) indicator lights up
and charging starts. After the battery
is fully charged, the charging (CHG)
indicator turns green. !page 17
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
built-in USB
jack
Connect the built-in USB
jack of the camcorder to the
USB jack of a PC.
Use the USB cable (not
supplied) according to
the environment the PC is
used in.
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Charging the battery
Please make sure that there are no foreign substances in the plug and socket when you connect the
AC power supply to the camcorder.
When charging, if both the built-in USB jack and AC power adaptor are connected, the AC power
adaptor will override the USB.
Start charging the battery after turning off the camcorder by pressing the Power ( ) button.
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Using the AC power adaptor
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The battery level display shows the amount of battery power remaining in the battery.
Battery level
indicator
State Message
Fully charged -
25~50% used -
50~75% used -
75~95% used -
95~98% used -
Exhausted (flickers):
The device will soon turn off.
Change the battery as soon as possible.
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After 3 seconds, the camcorder turns off
with the battery indicator blinking.
“Low
Battery”
CHECKING THE BATTERY STATE
You can check the charging state and remaining battery capacity.
The colour of the LED indicates the power or charging
state.
Charging (CHG) indicator
The colour of the charging indicator shows the charging state.
Charging state Charging Fully charged Error
LED colour
(Orange) (Green) (Orange blink)
To check the charging state
Battery level display
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Available running time for the battery
Battery type IA-BH130LB
Charging time
180min. (AC power adaptor) /
360min. (Built-in USB jack)
Video resolution HD SD
Mode
Continuous recording time 110min. 120min.
Playback time 240min. 280min.
Charging time: Approximate time in minutes (min.) required to fully charge a completely
exhausted battery.
Recording/Playback time: Approximate time available when you have fully charged the battery.
The times are only for reference. Figures shown above are measured under Samsung’s test
environment. Your times may differ depending on your usage and conditions.
We recommend using the AC power adaptor when using the Time Lapse REC function.
About the battery
The battery should be recharged in an environment that is between 32°F (0°C) and 104°F
(40°C). Exposure to temperatures below 32°F (0°C) reduces the battery’s usage time and
may cause it to stop working. If this happens, place the battery in your pocket or other
warm, protected place for a short time, then re-insert it.
Do not put the battery near any heat source (i.e. fire or a heater).
Do not disassemble, apply pressure to, or heat the battery.
Do not allow battery terminals to be short-circuited. This may cause leakage, generate heat,
or cause a fire.
Maintaining the battery
The recording time is affected by temperature and environmental conditions.
We recommend using only the battery type that came with your camcorder. This battery
type is available from your Samsung retailer. When the battery reaches the end of its life,
please contact your local dealer. The batteries must be dealt with as chemical waste.
Make sure that the battery 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 will still discharge if it is left in the
camcorder. We recommend that you remove the battery from the camcorder when not
using it.
If the battery is not used for a long time, fully charge the battery and then, using your
camcorder, drain the charge completely once every 2 months to keep the battery functioning
properly. To store the battery, remove it from your camcorder and put it in a cool, dry place.
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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 the battery it with a new
one.
Each battery’s life is affected by storage, operating, and environmental conditions.
About the running time
Times listed were measured when using the camcorder at 77˚F (25˚C). As the environmental
temperature and conditions vary, the actual battery time may differ from the approximate
times given in the table.
The recording and playback time may be shorter depending on the conditions under which
you use your camcorder. For example, in actual recording, the battery may discharge 2-3
times faster than listed if you use Record start/stop and Zoom frequently, and use playback
to view your recordings. Assume that the recordable time with a fully charged battery is
between 1/2 and 1/3 of the time in the table, so have enough batteries 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
The charging (CHG) indicator blinks during charging, or battery Info will not be correctly
displayed under the following conditions:
- The battery is not inserted correctly.
- The battery is damaged.
- The battery is worn-out. (For the battery information only)
We recommend that you use the AC power adaptor to power the camcorder from a household
AC outlet when you set functions, play back, or edit images, or use it indoors. Make the same
connections as you do when charging the battery. !page 16
On the AC power adaptor
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.
Do not short-circuit the DC plug of the AC power 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 power adaptor.
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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.
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 72, 73) and take
corrective action.
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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.
TURNING YOUR CAMCORDER ON/OFF
You can turn the power on or off by pressing the Power ( ) button.
SETTING THE OPERATING MODES
You can switch the operating mode in the
following order each time you press the Play
( ) button: Record mode Play mode
When using this camcorder for the first time
When you use your camcorder for the first time or reset it, the date and time set screen appears as the
start-up display. Set the date and time. !page 23
If you do not set the date and time, the date and time set screen appears every time you turn on the camcorder.
Mode Functions
Record mode To record videos or photos.
Play mode
To play videos or photos, or edit
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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. Pressing the OK button
displays a shortcut menu of frequently used
functions on the LCD screen.
For example: Setting Display mode in the Record mode using the Shortcut menu (OK guide)
1. Press the OK button in STBY mode.
The Shortcut menu appears.
2. Press the ! button to select the Display mode.
The Display mode ( ) icon is highlighted.
3. Each time you press the ! button, the following on-screen
information display modes appear:
simple display " full display " display off
Select the desired mode, then press the OK button to confirm
your selection.
Press the OK button to exit the shortcut menu.
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While many functions operate similarly, the setting process may vary, depending on the function.
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USING THE !/"/#/$/OK BUTTON
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
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Playback / Pause
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Playback / Playback
zoom (x2.0 - x5.0)
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! (!) - lncreases the volume -
Moves the
cursor up
" (!) - Decreases the volume -
Moves the
cursor down
# (!)
Display
Each time you press the
# button, the following
on-screen information
display modes appear:
simple display % full
display % display off
Search playback RPS
(Reverse Playback
Search) rate: x2%x4%
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Previous skip playback
Frame-by-frame
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Moves to
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menu
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Quick View
You can view the most
recently recorded video
or photo right after you’ve
recorded.
Search playback FPS
(Forward Playback
Search) rate: x2%x4%
x8%x16%x32
Next skip playback
Frame-by-frame
playback
Forward slow motion
playback rate: x1/2%
x1/4%x1/8
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Moves to the
next menu
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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.
If the battery is depleted, the current date/time values are reset to the default values. You need to
recharge the built-in rechargeable battery (see below), and then re-set the current date and time.
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 is inserted.
If the camcorder is not in use for about 2 weeks without connecting to the AC power or inserting the
battery, the built-in battery fully discharges. If this occurs, charge the built-in battery by connecting to
the supplied AC adaptor for 24 hours.
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THE DATE AND TIME
Set the date and time of your local area when you turn on the 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. Set each date or time value by pressing the !/"
buttons. Press the OK button after you set each
date or time value. The cursor moves to the next
value.
3. After you press the OK button after setting minute the camcorder
exits the Time and Date screen.
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Submenu items
“English” ! “⦽ǎᨕ” ! “Français” ! “Deutsch” !
“Italiano” ! “Español”! “Português” ! “Русский” !
“፩ၭ” ! “ ”
SELECTING THE OSD LANGUAGE
You can select the language in which the camcorder displays the menu screen and the
messages.
1. Press the MENU button.
The menu screen appears.
2. Press the "/# button to select "Settings."
The settings menu appears.
3. Press the $/% button to select "Language," and
then press the OK button.
4. Press the $/% button to select the desired OSD
language, and then press the OK button.
5. To exit, press the MENU button.
The OSD language is refreshed in the selected language.
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The camcorder retains the language you select even when not connected to the battery or AC
power.
The date and time format may change depending on the selected language.
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To insert a memory card
1. Open the memory card cover by sliding
the OPEN lever as shown in the figure.
2. Insert the memory card into the card slot
until it softly clicks.
Make sure that the SD/SDHC card
logo is facing up and the camcorder is
placed as shown in the figure.
3. Close the memory card cover.
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1. Open the memory card cover by sliding
the OPEN lever as shown in the figure.
2. Gently push the memory card to eject it.
3. Close the memory card cover.
INSERTING/EJECTING A MEMORY CARD
(NOT SUPPLIED)
To avoid the data loss, turn off the camcorder by pressing the Power ( ) button before inserting or
ejecting the memory card.
Be careful not to push the memory card too hard. The memory card may suddenly pop out.
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Your camcorder supports only SD (Secure Digital) and SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) cards.
The compatibility with the camcorder may vary depending on the manufacturer and the type of the
memory card.
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Compatible memory cards
This camcorder can be used with SD
(Secure Digital) and SDHC (Secure Digital
High Capacity) cards.
We recommend you 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 1GB ~ 2GB, SDHC 4GB ~ 32GB
Use compatible memory card brands.
Others are not guaranteed to work. A list of
compatible brands is below:
- SDHC/SD cards: Panasonic, SanDisk,
TOSHIBA
For video recording, use a memory card
that supports faster write speed.
- Write speed: 5MB/sec or higher is
recommended.
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.
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SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity)
memory cards
- An SDHC card is a higher version (Ver.
2.00) of the SD card and supports
capacities above 2GB.
- SDHC cards cannot be used with
current SD enabled host devices.
Common cautions for memory cards
Damaged data may not be recovered.
We recommend 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.
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Protection
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Handling a memory card
We recommend that you power off before
inserting or removing the memory card to
avoid data loss.
We cannot guarantee that you can use
memory cards 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
with data 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.
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 the 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.
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SDHC memory cards, giving you a
wider choice of cards!
The data storage speed may differ,
depending on 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 a 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 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 a
lower resolution.”
If you are unavoidably using a low speed
memory card, the resolution and quality
of the recording may be lower than the
set value. !page 41
The higher the resolution and quality, the
more memory the camcorder uses.
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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.
Media Memory Card (SDHC/SD)
Capacity
1GB 2GB 4GB 8GB 16GB 32GB
Resolution
1080/25p 6 13 27 57 113 225
720/50p 9 18 38 80 157 313
720/25p 13 27 54 114 223 445
576/50p 17 35 70 147 288 575
(Unit: Approximate minutes of recording)
Media Memory Card (SDHC/SD)
Capacity
Resolution
1GB 2GB 4GB 8GB 16GB 32GB
10M(3648x2736) 204 397 787 1627 3176 6350
8M(3264x2448) 255 499 987 2040 3983 7695
6M(3328x1872) 326 634 1255 2593 5061 9999
5M(2592x1944) 404 790 1565 3233 6310 9999
3M(2048x1536) 642 1242 2459 5080 9916 9999
2M(1920x1080) 974 1902 3765 7779 9999 9999
(Unit: Approximate number of images)
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The higher the resolution 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 3.8GB.
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.
The camcorder takes photos at 8 mega pixels. When you set the resolution to 10M, the camcorder up-
scales the photos you take to 10 mega pixels.
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Recordable number of photos
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USING THE WRIST STRAP
Attach the strap and place your hand through the loop to prevent the camcorder from being
dropped.
BASIC CAMCORDER POSITIONING
Hold your camcorder properly while recording to avoid covering the lens and the internal
microphone with your fingers and pressing any buttons accidently.
Aim the camcorder as shown in the illustration.
1. Loop the wrist strap around your wrist.
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.
We recommend you keep the sun behind you while shooting.
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RECORDING VIDEOS OR PHOTOS
This camcorder supports both High Definition(HD) and Standard Definition(SD) image
resolutions.
It also supports various resolutions for photos.
Set your desired resolution before recording. !pages 41, 42
This camcorder provides one record mode which combines the video and photo record modes.
You can easily record videos or photos in the same mode without having to change it.
PRECHECK!
Insert a memory card. !page 25
Check the subject on the LCD screen.
1. Press the Recording start/stop ( ) button.
The recording indicator (!) appears and recording starts.
2. To stop recording, press the Recording start/stop ( ) button
again.
1. Press the Photo ( ) button halfway down (half press).
Check the target image.
2. Press the Photo ( ) button down fully (full press).
The camera produces a shutter sound. When the capturing
(""") indicator disappears, the photo is recorded.
While saving the photo on the storage media, you cannot
proceed with the next recording.
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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.
Videos are compressed in the H.264 (MPEG-4.AVC) format.
Eject the battery when you have finished recording to prevent unnecessary battery power
consumption.
For the on-screen information display, see page 13.
For approximate recording time, see page 28.
Sound is recorded by the internal stereo microphones located on both sides of the lens. Make sure
that the microphones are not blocked.
Before recording an important video, make sure to test the recording function to see if there are
any problems with the audio or 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 54
For various functions available during recording, see “Recording menu items.” !pages 41~44
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.
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.
You can switch from the play mode to the record mode by pressing the Recording start/stop ( ),
Photo ( ), or Play ( ) button.
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Using the Quick View function, you can view the most recently recorded video or photo
right after recording.
1. Press the OK button in STBY mode right after recording.
The shortcut menu appears on the LCD screen.
2. Press the " button to view the most recent video or photo
you have recorded.
During Quick View, use the #/"/OK buttons to
playback/search the current file.
Press the MENU button to delete the currently displayed recording.
After the Quick View is finished, your camcorder switches back to the STBY mode.
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camera from overheat. Switch to STBY when it recovers a normal temperature.” appears on the
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RECORDING WITH AUTO SCENE DETECTION
(SMART AUTO)
User-friendly SMART AUTO optimises your camcorder to the recording conditions automatically,
providing beginners with the best performance.
1. Press the SMART AUTO button.
The Smart Auto ( ) icon is appears on the
LCD screen.
2. Align your subject in the frame.
The camcorder automatically detects the
scene as it aligns the focus.
The scene icon for the detected scene
appears on the LCD screen.
Appears when recording at night. (Night)
Appears when recording images of landscapes with
backlighting. (Backlight)
Appears when recording outdoor scene. (Landscape)
Appears when recording with close-up. (Macro)
Appears when recording fast moving subjects. (Action)
Appears when recording portraits. (Portrait)
3. To record the video or photo, press the Recording start/stop
( ) or Photo ( ) button.
4. To cancel Smart Auto mode, press the SMART AUTO button again.
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The camcorder may not select the correct scene depending on the external conditions, such as
camcorder shake, lighting, and distance to the subject.
The camcorder cannot detect the portrait mode according to the direction or the brightness of
faces.
If the camcorder detects more than one scene at the same time, Smart Auto prioritizes as follows:
Night ! Backlight ! Portrait ! Macro ! Action ! Landscape
a) If Night and Portrait are detected at the same time, then Night is selected and the corresponding
icon appears.
b) If Backlight and Portrait are detected at the same time, then Backlight is selected and
corresponding icon appears.
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CAPTURING PHOTOS DURING VIDEO RECORDING
(DUAL RECORDING)
Your camcorder can capture photos without interrupting video recording. It is convenient to
record a video and photo at the same time without switching modes.
1. Press the Recording start/stop ( ) button.
The recording (!) indicator appears, and
video recording starts.
2. Aim the camcorder at the scene you want,
and then press the ( ) button.
When the (!
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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.
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- When you are making a time lapse recording
The resolution of the captured photos depends on the resolution of the video as follows.
Video resolution Resolution of captured photo
1080/25p 1920x1080
720/50p, 720/25p 1280x720
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Frequent use of the zoom function consumes more power.
The minimum focal length between the camcorder and the subject is about 7.87 inches (20cm) for
wide angle and about 31.50 inches (80cm) for telephoto.
If you use the zoom while recording, the camcorder may record the noises the camcorder makes
when you operate the zoom.
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Use the zoom function for close-up or
wide-angle recording.
This camcorder allows you to record using
optical power zoom and Intelli zoom with the
Zoom lever.
To zoom in
Slide the Zoom lever towards T (telephoto).
The distant subject is gradually magnified.
This camcorder provides the zoom magnification as
follows.
- Optical zoom: x3 (Photo only)
- Intelli zoom: x3.6 (Video only)
To zoom out
Slide the Zoom lever towards W (wide angle).
The subject appears smaller and further away.
The smallest zoom ratio is the subject’s original size in the zoom-
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CHANGING THE PLAYBACK MODE
You can set the record mode and the play mode in turn with the Play ( ) button.
When you shift to the play mode, the most recently created file is highlighted in the thumbnail
view.
The camcorder selects the thumbnail display options based on the standby mode you used
the last time.
You can select a thumbnail display of HD Videos, SD Videos, or Photos using the “Play
Mode” menu. !page 45
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PLAYING VIDEOS
You can find desired videos quickly using the thumbnail index view.
PRECHECK!
Insert a memory card. !page 25
1. Press the Play ( ) button to select the play mode.
The thumbnail index view appears.
You can select a thumbnail display of HD Videos,
SD Videos, or Photos using the “Play Mode”
menu. !page 45
When you select a video file, the playing time
appears on the screen.
The thumbnail highlight is on the latest created or played file.
2. Press the "/#/$/% button to select the desired video, then
press the OK button.
The Shortcut menu for playback appears and the camcorder
plays the video you selected.
To return to thumbnail index view while playing, use the
Zoom lever.
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- Video files with formats that are not supported by the camcorder
The built-in speaker and LCD screen automatically turn off when you connect the Audio/Video
cable to the camcorder. When you connect the camcorder to external devices, you should make
volume adjustments on the connected external device.
You can playback recorded video on a TV or a PC. !pages 59~70
You can upload recorded videos or photos to YouTube, Flickr, or FaceBook using Intelli-studio.
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For various functions available during playback, see "playback options." !pages 45~50
Loading time may vary depending on the resolution of the selected video.
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Various playback operations
Still playback (pause) ( !/ ZZ )
Press the OK button during playback.
- To resume normal playback, press the OK button again.
Search playback ( "
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During playback, press and hold the "/! button for reverse
search/forward search.
Pressing the "/! button repeatedly increases the search
speed in 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, press the OK button.
Skip playback ( / )
During playback, press the ! button to locate the start point of the next
file. Pressing the ! button repeatedly skips files in the forward direction.
During playback, press the " button to locate the start point of the current
file. Pressing the " button repeatedly skips files in the reverse direction.
Press the " button within 3 seconds of the start point of the current file to
skip back to the previous file.
Frame-by-frame playback ( / )
During pause, press and hold the "/! button to make the video go
backwards or forwards one frame at a time.
- To resume normal playback, press the OK button.
Slow motion playback ( )
During pause, press and hold the ! button to make the video go forwards slowly.
During slow motion playback, pressing the ! button changes the playback speed.
- Forward slow playback rate: x1/2#x1/4#x1/8
- To resume normal playback, press the OK button.
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Adjusting the volume
1. Press the OK button to display the shortcut menu.
2. Press the $/% button to increase or decrease the volume.
• You can hear the recorded sound from the built-in speaker.
• The level can be set to anywhere between 0 and 10.
The camcorder does not play sound during search, skip, frame by frame, or slow motion play back.
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VIEWING PHOTOS
You can find and view desired photos quickly using the thumbnail index view.
PRECHECK!
Insert a memory card. !page 25
1. Press the Play ( ) button to select the play mode.
The thumbnail index view appears.
You can select a thumbnail display of HD Videos,
SD Videos, or Photos using “Play Mode” menu.
!page 45
The thumbnail highlight is on the latest created or
played file.
2. Press the "/#/$/% button to select the desired
photo, and then press the OK button.
The Shortcut menu for playback appears and the camcorder
displays the photo you selected in full screen view.
To view the previous/next file, press the $/% button.
To return to the thumbnail index view, use the Zoom lever.
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Your camcorder may not play back the following photo files normally:
- A photo with a file format not supported by this camcorder (it does not conform to DCF
standards).
Loading time may vary depending on the resolution of the photo you selected.
This camcorder can support the JPEG file format. (However, note that all JPEG files are not always
played back.)
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recorded data.
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ZOOMING DURING PHOTO PLAYBACK
You can magnify the played back photo image using the OK button on the camcorder.
1. Select the photo you want to magnify.
2. Adjust the magnification with the OK button.
The screen is framed and the image is magnified
starting from the centre of the image.
You can zoom in from x2.0 to x5.0 by pressing
the OK button.
While you use the playback zoom, you cannot
select other images.
3. Press the !/"/#/$ button to put the part of the picture you
want in the centre of the screen.
4. To cancel, use the Zoom lever.
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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 customise your camcorder.
Access the desired menu screen by following the steps below, then change the various
settings.
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1. Press the MENU button.
The menu screen appears.
2. Press the !/" button to select "Video Resolution."
3. Select the desired submenu item with the #/$
button, and then press the OK button.
4. To exit, press the MENU button.
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For example: Setting the Video Resolution in the record mode
The menu item you selected is applied and the indicator is
displayed.
- However, if you’ve selected “Auto”, the camcorder may not
display the item’s indicator on the screen.
- You can check the selected mode indicator only when the on-
screen information mode is set to full display. %page 21
There are some functions you cannot activate simultaneously
in the menu. You cannot select the greyed menu items. Refer
to troubleshooting for examples of unworkable combinations of
functions and menu items. %page 79
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The menu items you can access depend on the operation mode.
For operation details, see the corresponding page.
Items Default value Page
Video Resolution 720/50p 41
Photo Resolution 10M(3648x2736) 42
Zoom Mute On 42
Time Lapse REC Off 43
These items and default values may be changed without notice.
The camcorder takes photos at 8 mega pixels. When you set the resolution to 10M, the camcorder
up-scales the photos you take to 10 mega pixels.
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Video Resolution
You can select the resolution of video to be recorded.
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Select the record mode by pressing the Play ( ) button. !page 20
1. Press the MENU button " #/$ button " “Video Resolution.”
2. Select the desired submenu item with the %/& button. "
OK button.
3. Press the MENU button to exit the menu.
Submenu items
1080/25p (25 ): Records in the HD (1920x1080 25p) format.
720/50p ( ): Records in the HD (1280x720 50p) format.
720/25p ( ): Records in the HD (1280x720 25p) format.
576/50p ( SD ): Records in the SD (720x576 50p) format.
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"50p"/"25p" indicates the camcorder will record in progressive scan mode at 50/25 frames per
second.
Recorded files are encoded using Variable Bit Rate (VBR). VBR is an encoding system that
automatically adjusts the bit rate according to the recording image.
High resolution images occupy more memory space than low resolution images. If you select the
higher resolution, there is less space to record videos in the memory.
The recording times depend on the resolution of a video to be recorded. !page 28
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Photo Resolution
You can select the resolution of the photo to be recorded.
PRECHECK!
Select the record mode by pressing the Play ( ) button. !page 20
1. Press the MENU button " #/$ button " “Photo Resolution.”
2. Select the desired submenu item with the %/& button. "
OK button.
3. Press the MENU button to exit the menu.
Submenu items
10M(3648x2736) ( ): Records in 3648x2736 resolution with 4:3 aspect ratio.
8M(3264x2448) ( 8M
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6M(3328x1872) ( 6M
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5M(2592x1944) ( 5M
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3M(2048x1536) ( 3M
3M ): Records in 2048x1536 resolution with 4:3 aspect ratio.
2M(1920x1080) ( 2M
2M ): Records in 1920x1080 resolution with 16:9 aspect ratio.
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The number of recordable images varies depending on the recording environment.
High resolution images occupy more memory space than low resolution images. If you select a higher resolution,
there is less space to store photos in the memory.
For detailed information on image capacity, see page 28.
The camcorder takes photos at 8 mega pixels. When you set the resolution to 10M, the camcorder up-scales the
photos you take to 10 mega pixels.
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Zoom Mute
During video recording, the Zoom Mute function turns off sound recording temporarily when you
activate the Zoom function. When you stop zooming, Zoom Mute turns sound recording back on.
PRECHECK!
Select the record mode by pressing the Play ( ) button. !page 20
1. Press the MENU button " #/$ button " “Zoom Mute.”
2. Select the desired submenu item with the %/& button. "
OK button.
3. Press the MENU button to exit the menu.
Submenu items
Off: Disables Zoom Mute.
On: When recording a video, turns off audio recording during zoom in/out.
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Time Lapse REC
Using the Time Lapse feature, you can programme your camcorder to create a time lapse video
by recording a series of frames over a set period of time with a set time interval between each
frame. The Time Lapse feature lets you create time lapse videos of blooming flowers and similar
subjects.
PRECHECK!
Select the record mode by pressing the Play ( ) button. !page 20
To record in the Time Lapse REC mode, you must set the recording interval between frames
and the total time the camcorder will record in Time Lapse, using the menu.
1. Press the MENU button " #/$ button " “Time Lapse REC.”
2. Press the ▲/▼ button to select “On,” then press the OK button.
The recording interval and total time for recording items
appear. ("Sec": seconds, "Hr": hours)
3. Set the desired recording interval ("Sec") with the ▲/▼ button.
4. Press the ► button and set the desired total recording time ("Hr")
in the same way.
The approximate time-lapse recording time is displayed on
the menu screen.
5. Press the OK button to finish the setting, and then press the
MENU button to exit the menu.
6. After setting the Time Lapse REC mode, press the Recording
start/stop ( ) button.
Time Lapse REC only supports the 1080/25p resolution.
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Off: Disables Time Lapse REC.
On ( ): Turns on the Time Lapse recording function.
Images are automatically shot a frame at a time at the specified
interval and stored in the storage media.
- Interval (“Sec”): Image of the subject is captured at the set interval.
1 % 5 % 10 % 30 Sec
- REC Limit (“Hr”): Total time from start to finish of recording.
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