user manual

HMX-Q10BP/HMX-Q11BP/HMX-Q100BP/HMX-Q130BP
HMX-Q10TP/HMX-Q11TP/HMX-Q100TP/HMX-Q130TP
HMX-Q10UP/HMX-Q11UP/HMX-Q100UP/HMX-Q130UP
HMX-Q10PP/HMX-Q11PP/HMX-Q100PP/HMX-Q130PP
High Definition Digital Camcorder
www.samsung.com/register
For video recording, use a memory card that
supports faster write speeds.
- MemoryCard:AClass6SDHCcardorabove.
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SAFETY WARNINGS
What the icons and signs in this user manual mean;
Safety Icon Meaning
WARNING
There is a potential risk of death or serious injury.
CAUTION
There is a potential risk of personal injury or damage to the
product.
To reduce the risk of fire, explosion, electric shock, or personal
injury when using your camcorder, follow these basic safety
precautions.
Here are hints or page number references you will find helpful
when you operate the camcorder.
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.


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
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON USE
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 HMX-Q10BP, HMX-Q10TP,
HMX-Q10UP, HMX-Q10PP, HMX-Q11BP, HMX-Q11TP,
HMX-Q11UP, HMX-Q11PP, HMX-Q100BP, HMX-Q100TP,
HMX-Q100UP, HMX-Q100PP, HMX-Q130BP, HMX-Q130TP,
HMX-Q130UP, HMX-Q130PP models.
Illustrations of model HMX-Q10BP 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” page 63
- “Full HD 1080/50i” ( ): Records in the Full HD (1920x1080/
50i) format. (If set, the corresponding icon ( ) will appear on
the screen.)
The following terms are used in this manual:
‘Scene’ refers to the point where you press the Recording Start/
Stop button to start recording until you press again to stop the
recording.
The terms ‘photo’ and ‘still image’ are used interchangeably and
have the same meaning.






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Before reading this user manual
Before using this camcorder
This camcorder records video in H.264 (MPEG4/AVC) format.
You can play back and edit the video recorded by the
camcorder on a personal computer using the internal
software of this camcorder.
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.
Recorded contents may be lost due to a mistake when
handling the camcorder or memory card, etc.
Samsung will not provide 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 copy them 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, we strongly recommend that you obtain
permission beforehand.
For Open Source licenses information, refer to the
“Opensource-Q10.pdf” in the provided CD-ROM.








Notes regarding trademarks
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. Furthermore, “™” and “
®
” are not mentioned
in each case in this manual.
The SD logo is a trademark. The SDHC logo is a trademark.
Microsoft
®
, Windows
®
, Windows Vista
®
, Windows
®
7, and
DirectX
®
are either registered trademarks or trademarks of the
Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
Intel
®
, Core™, Core 2 Duo
®
, and Pentium
®
are the registered
trademarks or trademarks of the Intel Corporation in the United
States and other countries.
AMD and Athlon™ are either registered trademarks or trademarks
of AMD in the United States and other countries.
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YouTube is a trademark of Google Inc.
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Facebook is a trademark of Facebook Inc.
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Picasa is a trademark of Google Inc.
HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface
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United States and/or other countries.













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The safety precautions illustrated below are to prevent personal injury or material damages. Heed all instructions carefully.
WARNING
There is a potential risk of death or serious
injury.
Prohibited action. Do not touch the product.
CAUTION
There is a potential risk of personal injury or
damage to the product.
Do not disassemble the product. This precaution must be followed.
Unplug from the power supply.
WARNING
Do not overload outlets or extension
cords as this may result in abnormal
heat or fire.
Using the camcorder at temperatures
over 60Ⳅ (140 ⳅ) 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.
L
I
O
No oil! Oil entering the camcorder or
AC power adaptor could cause electric
shock, malfunctions or defects.
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.
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.
Safety information
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Safety information
d i u l f g n i n a e l c
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.
Do not dispose of the battery in a fire as
it may explode.
Never use cleaning fluid or similar
chemicals to clean the camcorder.
Do not spray cleaners directly on the
camcorder.
Keep the camcorder away from water
when using it near the beach or pool
or when it rains. There is a risk of
malfunction or electric shock.
Keep the used lithium battery or
memory card out of the reach of
children. If the lithium battery or memory
card is swallowed by a child, consult
physician immediately.
Do not plug or unplug the power cord
with wet hands. There is a risk of electric
shock.
Keep the power-cord unplugged when
not in use or during lightning storms.
There is a risk of fire.
When cleaning the AC adaptor, unplug
the power-cord. There is a risk of
malfunction or electric shock.
If the camcorder emits 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.
If the camcorder malfunctions,
immediately detach the AC adaptor or
battery from the camcorder.
There is a risk of fire or injury.
Do not attempt to disassemble, repair,
or modify the camcorder or the AC
adaptor to avoid a risk of fire or electric
shock.
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Safety information
CAUTION
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 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. This
may cause a malfunction or injury.
E
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Do not leave the camcorder in a closed
vehicle for a long time, where the
temperature is very high.
Do not expose the camcorder to soot
or steam. Thick soot or steam could
damage the camcorder case or cause a
malfunction.
Do not use the camcorder near dense
exhaust gas generated by gasoline
or diesel engines, or near a corrosive
gas such as hydrogen sulfide. 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.
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Safety information
Do not expose the camcorder to
sudden changes in temperature or high
humidity. There is also a risk of defect
or electric shock when using outdoors
during lightning storms.
Do not place the camcorder with the
open LCD screen down.
Do not wipe the camcorder body with
benzene or thinner. The exterior coating
could peel off or the surface could
deteriorate.
Do not leave the LCD screen open
when not using the camcorder.
Do not hold the camcorder by the LCD
monitor when lifting it. The LCD screen
could detach and the camcorder may
fall.
Do not use the camcorder near a TV or
radio: This could cause distortion on the
TV screen or interference in the radio
broadcasts.
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.
Use Samsung-approved accessories
only. Using products from other
manufacturers may cause overheating,
fire, explosion, electric shock or
personal injuries caused by abnormal
operation.
Place the camcorder on a stable surface
that is well ventilated.
Keep important data separately.
Samsung is not responsible for data
loss.
Only plug the adaptor plug into 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.
Manufacturers of unauthorised accessories
compatible with this camcorder are
responsible for their own products. Use
the optional accessories according to
their safety instructions. Samsung is not
responsible for any malfunctions, for fires or
electric shocks, or for damage caused by
unauthorised accessories.
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Contents
Quick start guide ........................................... 10
Getting to know the camcorder ...................... 14
WHAT'S INCLUDED WITH YOUR CAMCORDER ........................ 14
LOCATION OF CONTROLS ......................................................... 15
IDENTIFYING THE SCREEN DISPLAYS ....................................... 17
Getting started .............................................. 21
INSERTING/EJECTING THE BATTERY ........................................ 21
CHARGING THE BATTERY ......................................................... 22
CHECKING THE BATTERY STATE .............................................. 23
Basic operation of the camcorder ................... 25
TURNING YOUR CAMCORDER ON/OFF .................................... 25
SETTING THE OPERATION MODES ........................................... 26
USING THE TOUCH SCREEN ..................................................... 26
SETTING THE TIME ZONE AND DATE/TIME
FOR THE FIRST TIME .................................................................. 28
SELECTING THE OSD LANGUAGE ............................................. 29
Getting ready to start recording ...................... 30
INSERTING/EJECTING A MEMORY CARD (NOT SUPPLIED) ...... 30
SELECTING A SUITABLE MEMORY CARD (NOT SUPPLIED) ..... 31
RECORDABLE TIME AND CAPACITY ......................................... 33
USING THE GRIP BELT ............................................................... 34
ADJUSTING THE LCD SCREEN .................................................. 35
Basic recording ............................................. 36
RECORDING VIDEOS.................................................................. 36
RECORDING PHOTOS ................................................................ 38
RECORDING WITH EASE FOR BEGINNERS (SMART AUTO) ...... 39
ZOOMING ................................................................................... 40
Basic playback .............................................. 41
CHANGING THE PLAYBACK MODE ........................................... 41
PLAYING VIDEOS ....................................................................... 42
VIEWING PHOTOS ...................................................................... 45
Using the menu items .................................... 47
HANDLING MENUS .................................................................... 47
MENU ITEMS .............................................................................. 48
Advanced recordings ..................................... 50
White Balance ............................................................................. 50
EV (Exposure Value) .................................................................... 51
Back Light ................................................................................... 51
Self Timer .................................................................................... 52
Super C.Nite ................................................................................ 52
Cont. Shot ................................................................................... 53
Focus .......................................................................................... 53
Special effects for recordings ......................... 54
Fader ........................................................................................... 54
Time Lapse REC ......................................................................... 55
Digital Effect ................................................................................ 57
Editing videos and photos .............................. 58
Delete .......................................................................................... 58
Protect ........................................................................................ 59
Divide .......................................................................................... 60
Combine ..................................................................................... 61
File Info ........................................................................................ 62
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Contents
Other settings ................................................ 63
Video Resolution .......................................................................... 63
Photo Resolution ......................................................................... 63
OIS Duo ...................................................................................... 64
Tele Macro .................................................................................. 64
Digital Zoom ................................................................................ 65
Thumbnail ................................................................................... 65
Video Play Option ........................................................................ 66
Slide Show Option ....................................................................... 66
LCD Brightness ........................................................................... 67
Guideline ..................................................................................... 67
Date/Time Display ....................................................................... 68
TV Display ................................................................................... 68
HDMI TV Out ............................................................................... 69
Auto LCD Off ............................................................................... 69
PC Software ................................................................................ 70
USB Connect .............................................................................. 70
TV Connect Guide ....................................................................... 71
Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) ................................................................... 71
Card Info ..................................................................................... 72
File No. ........................................................................................ 72
Time Zone ................................................................................... 73
Date/Time Set ............................................................................. 73
Date Type .................................................................................... 73
Time Type ................................................................................... 74
Beep Sound ................................................................................ 74
Shutter Sound ............................................................................. 75
Auto Power Off ............................................................................ 75
Quick On STBY ........................................................................... 76
Switch Grip .................................................................................. 77
Format ......................................................................................... 77
Default Set ................................................................................... 78
Language .................................................................................... 78
Demo .......................................................................................... 79
Connecting to a TV ........................................ 80
CONNECTING TO A HIGH DEFINITION TV WITH HDMI .............. 80
CONNECTING TO A REGULAR TV ............................................. 81
VIEWING ON A TV SCREEN ........................................................ 82
Dubbing videos ............................................. 83
DUBBING TO A VCR OR DVD/HDD RECORDER ........................ 83
Printing photos .............................................. 84
DIRECT PRINTING WITH A PICTBRIDGE PRINTER .................... 84
Using with a Windows computer .................... 86
WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH A WINDOWS COMPUTER ............... 86
USING THE Intelli-studio PROGRAMME ...................................... 87
USING AS A REMOVABLE STORAGE DEVICE ........................... 91
Troubleshooting ............................................. 93
WARNING INDICATORS AND MESSAGES ................................. 93
SYMPTOMS AND SOLUTIONS ................................................... 98
Additional information ................................... 104
MAINTENANCE ......................................................................... 104
USING YOUR CAMCORDER ABROAD ..................................... 105
GLOSSARY ............................................................................... 106
Specifications .............................................. 107
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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 H.264 format that is convenient to email and share with your friends and family.
You can also take photos with your camcorder.
Quick start guide
STEP 1: Get ready
1 Insert the battery to the
camcorder. ~page 21
Make sure that the
SAMSUNG logo is
facing down and the
battery is placed as
shown in the figure.
2 Charge the battery fully.
~page 22
The battery is fully
charged when the
charging indicator light
turns green.
3 Insert a memory card.
~page 30
You can use
commercially available
SDHC or SD memory
cards with this
camcorder.



STEP 2: Record with your camcorder
Recording start/stop button
LCD screen
Your camcorder turns on when you open the
LCD screen.
Zoom dial
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Quick start guide
Recording videos
Your camcorder uses advanced H.264 compression technology
give you the clearest video quality.
1 Open the LCD screen.
2 Select the video recording mode by touching the Video
recording mode ( ) tab.
STBY 00:00:00 [253Min]
3 Press the Recording start/stop button.
To stop recording, press the Recording start/stop button.
00:00:00 [253Min]
The default video resolution setting is “Full HD 1080/50i”. You can
also record with SD (standard definition) video quality.

Recording photos
Your camcorder can record high quality photos with a 16:9 aspect
ratio.
1 Open the LCD screen.
2 Select the photo recording mode by touching the Photo
recording mode ( ) tab.
9999
3 Press the Recording start/stop button.
The shutter sound is heard and the photo is recorded.
Using ‘Quick On STBY’ by opening/closing the LCD
screen.
When you close the LCD screen, your camcorder goes to the Quick
On STBY mode (power saving mode). You can start recording
quickly when you open the LCD screen. ~page 76

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Quick start guide
STEP3: Play back videos or photos
Viewing videos or photos on the LCD screen
You can find recordings quickly by using the thumbnail index view.
1 Touch the Playback ( ) tab on the LCD screen in STBY
mode.
STBY 00:00:00 [253Min]
2 Touch the thumbnail ( / ) tab, then touch the desired
image.
Viewing on a high definition TV
You can enjoy HD (high definition) videos on an HDTV. ~page 80
You can also play back videos on a SD (standard definition) image
quality TV. ~page 81
STEP4: Save recorded videos or photos
Simple and fun! Enjoy the various features of the internal
Intelli-studio programme 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 and family.
For details, see pages 86~90
Importing and viewing videos/photos from the
camcorder to your PC
1 Start the Intelli-studio programme by connecting the
camcorder to your PC with a USB cable.
A new file saving screen appears with the Intelli-studio main
window. Click “Yes”, and the uploading procedure starts.

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Quick start guide
2 The new files are saved to your PC and registered to “Contents
Manager” on the Intelli-studio programme.
You can arrange the files by different criteria such as Face,
Date, etc.
Saved files into your PC Contents Manager
Folders directory on your PC
3 Double-click on the file you would like to playback.
Sharing videos/photos on Web sites
Share your contents with the world by uploading videos and
photos directly to a web site with a single click.
Click “Share” ¬ “Upload” on the browser. ~page 90

Intelli-studio runs automatically after you connect your camcorder to a
Windows computer if you have set “PC Software: ON” in the Settings
menu. ~page 70
STEP5: Delete videos or photos
If the storage media is full, you cannot record new videos or
photos. Delete videos or photos that you have saved to a
computer from the camcorder’s storage media. Then you can
record new videos or photos on newly freed up space.
Touch the Playback ( ) tab ¬ Delete ( ) tab on the LCD
screen. ~page 58
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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 Internal memory Lens
HMX-Q10BP/HMX-Q11BP/
HMX-Q100BP/HMX-Q130BP
Black
No
X10 (Optical)
X20 (Digital)
HMX-Q10TP/HMX-Q11TP/
HMX-Q100TP/HMX-Q130TP
Titan Silver
HMX-Q10UP/HMX-Q11UP/
HMX-Q100UP/HMX-Q130UP
Blue
HMX-Q10PP/HMX-Q11PP/
HMX-Q100PP/HMX-Q130PP
Pink
Although some features of the models are different, they operate in the
same way.
Checking your accessories
Battery
(BP125A)
AC power adaptor
(AA-MA9)
Audio/Video cable
USB cable User manual CD Quick start guide
The exact appearance of each item may vary by model.
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 battery life time
or malfunctions caused by any unauthorised use of accessories such as
the AC power adaptor or the batteries.
A memory card is not included. See page 31 for memory cards compatible
with your camcorder.
Your camcorder includes the user manual CD and printed quick start
guide.





Getting to know the camcorder
Optional accessories
Mini HDMI cable External battery charger
(IA-BC9UA4)
Memory card Carrying case
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Getting to know the camcorder
LOCATION OF CONTROLS
Front/Left
3 4 5
6 7 8 9
10
1 2
3
1 Lens
2 Internal microphone
3 Charging indicator
4 Home ( ) button
5 LCD screen (Touch screen)
6 Internal speaker
7 Jack cover (AV/HDMI/USB)
8 AV (Audio/Video) jack
9 HDMI jack
10 USB jack
Be careful not to cover the internal microphone and lens
during recording.
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Getting to know the camcorder
Rear/Right/Bottom
1
2 3
4
5
6
7 9
10 11
8
1 Lens open/close switch
2 Grip belt
3 DC IN jack
4 Jack cover (DC IN)
5 Zoom dial
6 Recording start/stop button
7 Battery slot
8 Memory card slot
9 Battery/Memory card cover
10 Battery release switch
11 Tripod receptacle
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Getting to know the camcorder
IDENTIFYING THE SCREEN DISPLAYS
The available functions vary depending on the operation mode you have selected. Different indicators appear depending on the setting
values.
This On Screen Display (OSD) is shown in the video recording mode only.
Select the video recording mode. ~page 26


Video recording mode
STBY 00:00:00 [253Min]
01/JAN/2011
00:00
Left of the LCD screen
Indicator Meaning
/ /
Smart Auto mode/Manual mode
/Art Film mode
Video/Photo recording mode tab
Zoom tab
Playback tab
Centre of the LCD screen
Indicator Meaning
STBY / z/
Operating status (standby/recording
/pause)
00:00:00 Time counter (video recording time)
[253Min] Remaining recordable time
Time Zone (Visit)
01/JAN/2011
00:00
Date/Time
Right of the LCD screen
Indicator Meaning
Storage media (Memory card)
Battery information (remaining
charge level)
Optical zoom/Digital zoom bar
Video resolution
Tele Macro
OIS Duo
The on-screen indicators are based on
an 32GB SDHC memory card capacity.
The screen above is an example and
may differ from the actual display.
For warning indicators and messages,
see pages 93~97
The illustrated items above and their
positions can be changed without notice
to improve performance.




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Getting to know the camcorder
This On Screen Display (OSD) is shown in the photo recording mode only.
Select the photo recording mode. ~page 26


Photo recording mode
9999
01/JAN/2011
00:00
9999
Left of the LCD screen
Indicator Meaning
/ /
Smart Auto mode/Manual mode
/Art Film mode
Video/Photo recording mode tab
Zoom tab
Playback tab
Centre of the LCD screen
Indicator Meaning
9999
Photo image counter (total number
of recordable photos)
Time Zone (Visit)
01/JAN/2011
00:00
Date/Time
Right of the LCD screen
Indicator Meaning
Storage media (Memory card)
Battery information (remaining
charge level)
Optical zoom/Digital zoom bar
Photo resolution
Tele Macro
OIS Duo
The total number of recordable photos is
based on available space on the storage
media.
The largest number the OSD Image
Counter can display is “9,999”.


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Getting to know the camcorder
This On Screen Display (OSD) is shown in the video playback mode only.
Select the video playback mode. ~page 41


Video playback mode : Thumbnail view
Indicator Meaning
Video thumbnail view tab
Photo thumbnail view tab
Combine tab
Indicator Meaning
Delete tab
Video recording mode tab
Erase protection
Video playback mode: Single view
00:00:20/ 00:01:03 100_0001
Top of the LCD screen
Indicator Meaning
Video playback mode
Þ / Operating status (playback/pause etc.)
00:00:00/00:00:55 Time code (elapsed time/recorded time)
100_0001 File name (File number)
Storage media (memory card)
Battery information (remaining
battery level)
Playback progress bar
Video resolution
Video playback option

Erase protection
Bottom of the LCD screen
Indicator Meaning
Volume tab
Thumbnail view tab
MENU tab
Playback related function tab
(skip/search/pause/playback/
slow playback/frame by frame
playback)
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Getting to know the camcorder
This On Screen Display (OSD) is shown in the photo playback mode only.
Select the photo playback mode. ~page 41


Photo playback mode: Thumbnail view
Photo playback mode: Single view
1/12 100_0001
X1.1
Top of the LCD screen
Indicator Meaning
Photo playback mode
1/12
Photo image counter (current
image/total number of recorded
images)
100_0001 File name (file number)
Storage media (memory card)
Battery information (remaining
battery level)
Photo resolution
Erase protection

X1.1 Playback zoom (X1.1 ~ X8.0)
Bottom of the LCD screen
Indicator Meaning
Thumbnail view tab
MENU tab
Slide show start tab
Indicator Meaning
Video thumbnail view tab
Photo thumbnail view tab
Delete tab
Indicator Meaning
Photo recording mode tab
Erase protection
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Getting started
INSERTING/EJECTING THE BATTERY
Battery release switch
To insert the battery
1 Slide and open the battery slot cover as shown in the figure.
2 Insert the battery into the battery slot until it locks.
Make sure that the SAMSUNG logo is facing down and the
battery is placed as shown in the figure.
3 Close the battery slot cover.

To eject the battery
1 Slide and open the battery slot cover as shown in the figure.
2 Slide the Battery release switch in the direction as shown in the
figure and pull out the battery.
3 Close the battery slot cover.
Samsung is not responsible for problems that are caused by using unapproved batteries. If you use batteries from other manufacturers, there is a danger
of overheating, fire, or explosion.
Purchase extra batteries to allow continuous use of your camcorder.


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Getting started
CHARGING THE BATTERY
You can charge the battery using the AC power adaptor or the USB cable.
Insert the battery into the camcorder. ~page 21
To charge, use the supplied AC power adaptor or the USB cable.


Charge the battery using the AC power adaptor or the USB cable.
The charging indicator lights up and charging starts. After the battery is fully charged, the charging indicator turns green. •
Using the AC power adaptor
Connect the AC power adaptor to the camcorder properly, and then
plug the AC Power adaptor in the wall outlet.
Using the USB cable
Connect the USB cable to the camcorder properly, and then
connect the other end to a USB port of a PC.
Please make sure that there are no foreign substances on plug and in the socket when you connect the AC power supply to the camcorder.
Make sure to turn off the camcorder before disconnecting the AC power adaptor. Otherwise, you can damage the storage media or data.
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 place the AC Adaptor in a confined space when you use it, such as between a wall and a piece of furniture.




When charging, if both the USB cable and AC power adaptor are connected, the AC power adaptor will override the USB.
You cannot operate the camcorder using USB power only. Use the AC power adaptor or battery to power the camcorder.
USB charging time may depend on the type of USB host on your PC.
If you use the camcorder while you are charging the battery, charging may take longer.
Be sure to use the included AC power adaptor to power the camcorder. Using other AC power adaptors could cause electric shock or result in fire.
You can use the AC power adaptor 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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Getting started
CHECKING THE BATTERY STATE
You can check the charging state and remaining battery capacity.
To check the charging state
The colour of the LED indicates the power or charging state.
(Orange)
Charging
(Green)
Fully charged
Battery level display
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 camcorder will be
forced to turn off after 3 minutes. Change
the battery as soon as possible.
-
- After 3 seconds, the camcorder turns off. “Low Battery”
The figures above are based on a fully charged battery at a normal
temperature. Low ambient temperature may affect the use time.
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Getting started
Available running time for the battery
Battery type BP125A
Charging time
Using the AC power adaptor: approx. 120 min.
Using the USB cable: approx. 270 min.
Video resolution Full HD SD
Continuous recording time Approx. 105 min. Approx. 120 min.
Playback time Approx. 140 min. Approx. 160 min.
Charging time: Approximate time in minutes required to fully charge a
completely exhausted battery.
Recording/Playback time: Approximate time available when you have fully
charged the battery. ‘Full HD’ stands for high definition image quality and ‘SD’
stands for standard image quality.
Times shown above are measured under Samsung’s test conditions. Your
times may differ, depending on your usage and conditions.
The recording and playback times will be shorter when you use your
camcorder in low temperatures.
We recommend using the AC power adaptor when using the Time Lapse
REC function.
The charging time will vary depending on the charge remaining in the
battery.
The battery is charged over 95% after about 2 hours, and the
indicator colour changes to green. It takes about 2 hours and 40
minutes for the battery to charge 100%.


Continuous Recording (without zoom)
The continuous recording time above shows the available recording time when
you record without using any other function after recording starts. The battery may
discharge 2-3 times faster than this reference if you use the recording start/stop, the
zoom, and the playback functions. Prepare additional batteries with the expectation
that the actual recording time is about 1/3 to 1/2 of the times listed above.
Using an AC power source
We recommend that you use the AC power adaptor to power the camcorder
from a household AC outlet when recording and playing the camcorder indoors.
The connection is the same as that for battery charging. ~page 22





About the battery
Battery Properties
A lithium-ion battery is small-sized and has a high capacity. Low ambient
temperature (below 50ºF (10ºC)) may shorten its usage time and affect its
function. Before recording in low temperatures, put the battery into your
pocket to warm it, then install it in the camcorder.
Make sure to store the battery separately after use.
- A small amount of battery power is consumed when the battery is stored
in the camcorder even if the camcorder power is off.
- The battery may be completely discharged, if it has been installed and left
in the camcorder for a long period of time. If this occurs, the battery may
not fully operate even if you charge 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 3 months
to keep the battery functioning properly. To store the battery, remove it
from your camcorder and put it in a cool, dry place.
Charge an extra battery before using the camcorder outdoors in cold
temperatures.
- The cold temperature may shorten the available recording time.
- Carry the supplied AC power adaptor to charge the battery while travelling.
Check whether the battery terminal is damaged if the battery falls or is
dropped.
- If you install a battery with the damaged terminal into the camcorder, you
can damage the camcorder.
Remove the battery and the memory card from the camcorder and
disconnect the AC power adaptor after use.
- Store the battery in a stable, cool and dry place.
(Recommended temperature : 59ºF ~ 77ºF (15ºC~ 25ºC), recommended
humidity: 40%~ 60%)
- Temperatures that are too high or too low shorten the battery lifetime.
- The battery terminals can become rusty or malfunction if the battery is
stored in a smoky or dusty location.
Recycle or dispose of your dead batteries properly.
The battery lifetime is limited.
- 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 with a new one.
- Each battery’s life is affected by storage, operating, and environmental
conditions.







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TURNING YOUR CAMCORDER ON/OFF
Home ( ) button
LCD screen
1 Turn on the camcorder by opening the LCD screen.
Your camcorder turns on automatically when you open the
LCD screen.
To turn the camcorder on when the LCD screen is already
open, close the LCD screen and open it again.
2 To turn off the camcorder, press and hold the Home ( ) button
or close the LCD screen.


The camcorder operates the self-diagnosis function when you turn it
on. ~pages 93~97
If the Quick On STBY function is set to 5 Min and you close the LCD
screen when the power is on, the power saving mode activates.
~page 76
The camcorder turns on automatically if connecting the AC power
adaptor or inserting the battery to the camcorder with the LCD
screen open.



When using this camcorder for the first time
When you use your camcorder for the first time or reset it, the time
zone screen appears at start-up. Select your geographical location
and then set the date and time. ~page 28
If you do not set the date and time, the time zone screen appears
every time you turn on the camcorder.
Basic operation of the camcorder
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Basic operation of the camcorder
SETTING THE OPERATION MODES
You can easily switch the operating mode by touching the tabs on
the LCD screen.
Switching to the recording mode
In STBY mode, touch the Video recording mode ( ) or Photo recording mode
( ) tab. Touching each tab switches to the respective mode.
You can also switch directly to the recording mode when pressing the
Recording start/stop button in the playback mode.
You can switch to the desired recording mode by touching “Smart Auto”,
“Manual”, or “Art Film” on the Home menu.
STBY 00:00:00 [253Min]
Switching to the playback mode
You can switch to the playback mode by touching “Album” on the Home
menu. ~page 47
You can also switch the operation mode directly into the playback thumbnail
display by touching the Playback ( ) tab in STBY mode.
Smart Auto Manual Art Film
Album Settings



USING THE TOUCH SCREEN
The touch screen lets you playback and recording with a simple
touch of your finger. Place your hand on the rear side of the LCD
screen to support it. Then, touch the items displayed on the screen.
Touch
Slightly touch the items to select or execute with your finger.
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Basic operation of the camcorder
Drag
Drag the touch screen to up, down, left, or right to select the desired
items or files.
Do not place any protective film on the LCD screen.
If you leave a film attached for a long while, strong adhesion between
the film and the surface of the screen may cause a malfunction of the
touch screen.


Be careful not to accidentally press the button near the LCD screen
while using the touch screen.
The tabs and indicators that appear on the LCD screen depend on
the current recording/playback status of your camcorder.
The camcorder does not recognise touches if you touch more than two
points on the screen at the same time. Touch one point at a time.



Switching the information display mode
You can switch the on-screen information display mode.
Each time you touch the LCD screen, the full and minimum display
modes alternate.
Full display mode
Minimum display mode
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STBY
Warning indicators and messages may appear, depending on the
recording conditions. ~pages 93~97
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Basic operation of the camcorder
SETTING THE TIME ZONE AND DATE/TIME
FOR THE FIRST TIME
Set the date and time of your local area when turning on this
camcorder for the first time.
1 Open the LCD screen to turn on the camcorder.
The time zone (“Home”) screen appears based on Lisbon
and London (Greenwich Mean Time).
2 Select your local area on the map by touching the left ( ) or
right ( ) tab on the LCD screen, and then press the ( ) tab.
The “Date/Time Set” screen appears.

Home
London,Lisbon
[GMT-00:00] 01/JAN/2011 00:00
3 Set the date by touching the corresponding item or dragging it
to up or down.
01 JAN 2011
Date / Time Set
Date Month Year


4 Touch the time ( ) tab, and then set the time by touching the
corresponding item or dragging it to up or down.
Date / Time Set
00 00
Hr Min
5 Make sure the clock is correctly set, and then touch the ( )
tab.
The date/time setting finishes.
You can set the year up to 2037, based on the “Home” item.
Set “Date/Time Display” to On. ~page 68
Activating the ( ) icon moves the time forward by 1 hour.



Internal rechargeable battery
Your camcorder includes a internal 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. If this occurs, you need to recharge the internal
rechargeable battery (see below), and then re-set the current date
and time.
Charging the internal rechargeable battery
The internal battery is always recharged while your camcorder is
connected to the AC power or while the battery is attached.
If you have not used the camcorder for about 2 weeks and you
have not connected the AC power or the battery to it, the internal
battery fully discharges. If this occurs, charge the internal battery
by connecting the camcorder to the supplied AC adaptor for 24
hours.





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Basic operation of the camcorder
SELECTING THE OSD LANGUAGE
You can select the language in which the camcorder displays the
menu screen or messages. The camcorder retains the language
setting even when you turn it off.
1 Press the Home ( ) button ¬ touch “Settings” ¬ “General”.
Drag the LCD screen to up or down until “General” appears.
2 Touch “Language”.
Drag the LCD screen to up or down until “Language”
appears.
> General
Default Set
Demo
Language
Format
ON


3 Touch the desired language.
Drag the LCD screen to up or down until the desired
language appears.
>> Language
English
⦽ǎᨕ
Français
Deutsch
4 Touch the Return ( ) tab to complete the setting.
The camcorder displays the menus screen and messages in
the language you selected.
Supported languages
English ⦽ǎᨕ Français Deutsch Italiano
Español Português Nederlands Svenska Suomi
Norsk Dansk Polski Čeština Slovensky
Magyar Română Български Ελληνικά Srpski
Hrvatski Українська Русский ፩ၭ 瀌煓铅
ไทย Türkçe
“Language” options may be changed without prior notice.
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 language
you selected.





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Getting ready to start recording
INSERTING/EJECTING A MEMORY CARD (NOT SUPPLIED)
To insert a memory card
1 Slide and open the memory card cover as shown in the figure.
2 Insert the memory card into the card slot until it softly clicks.
Make sure that the terminal portion of the card is facing down
and the camcorder is placed as shown in the figure.
3 Close the memory card cover.

To eject a memory card
1 Slide and open the memory card cover as shown in the figure.
2 Gently push the memory card to eject it.
3 Close the memory card cover.
To avoid the data loss, turn off the camcorder by pressing and hold the Home ( ) 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.


Your camcorder supports only SD and SDHC cards.
The compatibility with the camcorder may vary depending on the manufacturer and the type of memory card.
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Getting ready to start recording
SELECTING A SUITABLE MEMORY CARD
(NOT SUPPLIED)
Compatible memory cards
This camcorder can be used with SD and SDHC cards.
We recommend you use an SDHC card.
SD cards up to 2GB are supported by 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
For video recording, use a memory card that supports faster write
speeds (above SDHC Class 6 card).
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.





Terminals
Usable memory card (1GB~32GB)
Terminals <SD> <SDHC>
Protection tab Protection tab
SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) cards
An SDHC card is a higher version (Ver. 2.00) of the SD card and
supports capacities above 4GB.
SDHC cards cannot be used with current SD enabled host
devices.
Common cautions for memory cards
Damaged data may not be recoverable. 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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Getting ready to start recording
Handling a memory card
We recommend that you power off the camcorder before
inserting or removing the memory card to avoid data loss.
Make sure to format the memory card on this camcorder. If
the memory card had been formatted by a PC or other device,
using it on this camcorder without formatting may find trouble
with recording and/or playback. Samsung is not responsible for
damage of recorded contents caused by such reasons.
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 and deleted data cannot be recovered.
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 subject the card to strong impacts.
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 the label provided with the card
on the label pasting area of the card.
Do not use a damaged memory card.
Be careful to keep the memory card out of the reach of children,
who might swallow it.









The camcorder supports SD and 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 of the recording may be lower than the set value.
~page 63
The higher the resolution and quality, the more memory the
camcorder uses.


Samsung is not responsible for data loss due to misuse, including
loss caused by any PC virus.
We recommend using a memory card case to prevent data loss from
motion or 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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Getting ready to start recording
RECORDABLE TIME AND CAPACITY
Listed below are the available video recording times and the number
of photos the camcorder can take, by card memory size and
resolution. Refer to the recordable video time and the number of
photos when recording videos or taking photos.
Recording time available for video in minutes
Resolution
Storage media (Capacity)
1GB 2GB 4GB 8GB 16GB 32GB
Full HD 1080/50i 8 15 30 61 125 253
HD 720/50p 11 21 42 86 177 357
SD 576/50p 32 63 126 254 521 1051
(Unit: Approximate minutes of recording)
Recordable number of photos
Resolution
Storage media (Capacity)
1GB 2GB 4GB 8GB 16GB 32GB
4.9M 2944X1656 931 1861 3721 7440 9999 9999
2M 1920X1080 1173 2346 4654 9402 9999 9999
(Unit: Approximate number of images)
1GB ⴊ 1,000,000,000 bytes : Actual formatted capacity may be less
as the internal firmware uses a portion of the memory.
Actual recording times may differ depending on the recording
conditions and the subject.
The higher the quality and resolution, the more memory the
camcorder uses.
Lower resolution and quality increases the recording time, but the
image quality may suffer.
The bit rate automatically adjusts to the image being recorded.
Accordingly, the recording time may vary.
Memory cards bigger than 32GB may not operate normally.
When a video file exceeds 1.8GB, a new video file is created
automatically.
The maximum number of recordable photo and video files is 9999,
respectively.
The recording length of a Time Lapse REC may vary depending on
settings.








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Getting ready to start recording
USING THE GRIP BELT
Adjust the length of grip belt so that the camcorder is stable when
you press the Recording start/stop button with your thumb.
Switch grip (Either handed grip)
The camcorder is designed for you to use conveniently with either
your right or left hand. If you want to use this function, set “Switch
Grip” to “ON” in the Settings menu. ~page 77
<When you hold the camcorder with your left hand>
STBY 00:00:00 [253Min]
<When you hold the camcorder with your right hand>
STBY 00:00:00 [253Min]
If you make the grip belt too tight and use excessive force to insert your
hand, the grip belt hook of the camcorder may be damaged.
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Getting ready to start recording
ADJUSTING THE LCD SCREEN
The wide LCD screen on your camcorder offers high quality image
viewing.
1 Open the LCD screen with your finger.
The screen opens up to 90°.
2 Rotate the LCD screen towards the lens.
You can rotate it up to 180° towards the lens and up to 90°
backward. To view recordings more conveniently, rotate the
screen by 180° towards the lens, then fold it back to the body.


When you reverse and close the LCD screen by rotating it
to 180° towards the lens, the camcorder switches to the
playback mode automatically.
Excessive rotation may damage the connective hinge between the
screen and the camcorder.
Clean fingerprints or dust on the screen with a soft cloth.
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RECORDING VIDEOS
This camcorder supports both High Definition (HD) and Standard
Definition (SD) image resolutions. Set your desired resolution before
recording. ~page 63
Insert a memory card. ~page 30
Select the video recording mode. ~page 26
Open the Lens cover by using the Lens open/close switch. ~page 16



1 Select a subject to record.
Adjust the LCD screen to the best angle for recording.
Use the Zoom dial or Zoom ( ) tab on the LCD screen to
adjust the size of the subject. ~page 40


2 Press the Recording start/stop button.
The recording ( ) indicator appears and recording starts.
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3 To stop recording, press the Recording start/stop button again.
To pause recording
The camcorder allows you to pause temporarily while recording a
video. With this function, you can record your favourite scenes as a
single video.
Touch the Pause ( ) tab on the LCD screen to pause while
recording. Touch the Recording ( ) tab to resume.
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Basic recording
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Basic recording
If the power is interrupted or an error occurs during recording, the
video may not be recorded/edited.
Samsung is not responsible for any damage caused by a failure of
normal recording or playback operation because of memory card error.
Note that damaged data cannot be recovered.
Do not turn off the camcorder or remove the memory card while
accessing the storage media. Doing so may damage the storage
media or the data in the storage media.




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 17
For approximate recording time, see page 33.
Sound is recorded by the internal stereo microphone located on
the front of the camcorder. Make sure that the microphone is not
blocked.
Before recording an important video, make sure to test the recording
function to see if there any problems with the audio or video
recording.
For various functions available during recording, see ~pages 50~57
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. When
the recording time is short, the data recovery might fail.
You can adjust the brightness of the LCD screen in the menu options.
Adjusting the LCD screen does not affect the image being recorded.
~page 67
The menu setting tabs shown on the LCD screen do not affect the
image being recorded.
The Home ( ) button cannot be used during video recording.
Recording videos in a quiet environment increases microphone
sensitivity that may record surrounding ambient noise. The increasing
microphone sensitivity can let the camcorder record zoom noises
during zooming (the sound of the zoom mechanism etc).
When you record indoors or in the dark places, ISO sensitivity is
automatically adjusted. It can make interference effects on images
and you cannot view the images recorded in the dark places
correctly. We recommend you to use professional camcorders like a
infrared camcorder when recording at night.
An image can be shaken when the OIS Duo function is enabled if the
camcorder is mounted on a tripod or fixed on a place. Release the
OIS Duo function when the camcorder is mounted on a tripod.














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Basic recording
RECORDING PHOTOS
You can take photos and store them in the storage media. Set the
desired resolution before recording. ~page 63
Insert a memory card. ~page 30
Select the photo recording mode. ~page 26
Open the Lens cover by using the Lens open/close switch. ~page 16



1 Select a subject to record.
Adjust the LCD screen to the best angle for recording.
Use the Zoom dial or Zoom ( ) tab on the LCD screen to
adjust the size of the subject. ~page 40


2 Adjust the subject at the centre of the LCD screen, and press
the Recording start/stop button.
The shutter sound is heard and the photo is recorded.
Do not turn off the camcorder or remove the memory card when taking
photos as it may damage the storage media or data.
Recordable number of photos varies depending on the photo
resolution. ~page 33
The camcorder does not record audio when you take photos.
You can adjust the brightness of the LCD screen in the menu
options. Adjusting the LCD screen does not affect the image being
recorded. ~page 67
For on-screen display information, see page 18.
For various functions available during recording, see pages 50~57
Photo files conform to the DCF (Design rule for Camera File system)
standard, established by JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information
Technology Industries Association.)







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Basic recording
RECORDING WITH EASE FOR BEGINNERS
(SMART AUTO)
User-friendly SMART AUTO optimises your camcorder to the
recording conditions automatically, providing beginners with the
best performance.
1 Press the Home ( ) button ¬ touch “Smart Auto”.
Smart Auto ( ) indicator appears on the LCD screen.
Smart Auto Manual Art Film
Album Settings
2 Align your subject in the frame.
The camcorder automatically detects the scene (Landscape,
etc.) and adjusts the camcorder settings accordingly.
The appropriate scene icon appears on the LCD screen.
STBY 00:00:00 [253Min]



Appears when recording at night. (Night)
Appears when recording images of landscapes with backlighting. (Backlight)
Appears when recording people. (Portrait)
Appears when recording a very bright scene. (White)
Appears when recording an outdoor scene. (Landscape)
Appears when recording images using close-up. (Macro)
Appears when recording images of clear skies. (Blue sky)
Appears when recording images of forested areas. (Natural green)
Appears when recording images of sunsets. (Sunset)
3 To record the video or photo, press the Recording start/stop
button.
4 To cancel the Smart Auto mode, press the Home ( ) button
¬ touch “Manual”.
Most settings are automatically adjusted in the Smart Auto mode. To
set or adjust functions on your own, select “Manual” on the Home
menu.
When the camcorder fails to recognise the recording situations, it
records in the basic setting ( ).
The camcorder may not select the correct scene depending on
shooting conditions, such as camcorder shake, lighting, and distance
to the subject.
The camcorder may not detect the portrait mode depending on the
orientation or the brightness of faces.




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Basic recording
ZOOMING
This camcorder allows you to record using optical X10 zoom and
digital zoom by rotating the Zoom dial or touching the Zoom
( ) tab on the LCD screen.
W: Recording wide area
(wide-angle)
T: Recording enlarged image
(telephoto)
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To zoom in
Rotate the Zoom dial towards T (telephoto). Or touch the Zoom
( ) tab, and then touch the Telephoto ( ) tab.
The distant subject is gradually magnified.
The highest zoom magnification ratio is X10 in the normal zoom-in.
To zoom out
Rotate the Zoom dial towards W (wide-angle). Or touch the Zoom
( ) tab, and then touch the Wide-angle ( ) tab.
The subject gets smaller and further away.
The smallest zoom ratio is the subject’s original size in the zoom-out.




W: Wide-angle
T: Telephoto
Using the optical zoom does not degrade the image quality and clarity.
Use the digital zoom when you want to zoom more than the optical zoom
range. ~page 65
Focusing may become unstable when you record with a fast zoom or
zoom into a subject standing too far away. If this occurs, use the manual
focus function. (Video recording mode only) ~page 53
The minimum distance you can have between the camcorder and subject
while maintaining sharp focus is about 1cm (about 0.4 inches) for wide
angle and about 1m (about 40 inches) for telephoto. If you want to shoot
the subject close to the lens at a wide angle, use the Tele Macro function.
~page 64
Frequent use of the zoom function consumes more power.
The camcorder can record the sound of the zoom mechanism.






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CHANGING THE PLAYBACK MODE
You can switch to the playback mode by selecting “Album” on the Home menu. You can also switch the operation mode directly into the playback thumbnail display
by touching the Playback ( ) tab on the LCD screen.
The most recently created file is highlighted in the thumbnail view.
The camcorder selects the thumbnail display options based on the standby mode that was last used. However, you can choose the video or photo thumbnail
view display options by touching the Video thumbnail view ( ) or Photo thumbnail view ( ) tab on the LCD screen.


Understanding how to change the operation modes
You can easily change the playback mode by touching the LCD screen or using the button as shown in the following figures:
Smart Auto Manual Art Film
Album Settings
<Video thumbnail view>
Using the Playback ( ) tab
<Photo thumbnail view>
<Video thumbnail view> <Home menu>
Using the Home ( ) button
STBY 00:00:00 [253Min]
You can choose the thumbnail display type you want by selecting “Thumbnail” in the Settings menu or using the Zoom dial. ~ page 65
You can switch the playback mode to the recording mode by pressing the Recording start/stop button.


Basic playback
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Basic playback
PLAYING VIDEOS
You can preview recorded videos in the thumbnail index view, find
and play your desired video directly.
Insert a memory card. ~page 30
Select the video playback mode. ~page 41


1 Touch the thumbnail of the desired video clip.
The camcorder plays the video you selected.
2 To stop playback and return to the thumbnails, touch the
Thumbnail view ( ) tab.
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Find videos in various ways
Drag the thumbnails to up
or down on the LCD screen
to search the thumbnails
you want.
When playback is paused,
drag the image to left or
right on the LCD screen to
go to the previous or next
file.
Touch a point or drag the
pointer to left or right in the
playback progress bar on
the LCD screen to move
directly to the section of the
video you want.
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Basic playback
Do not power off or eject the memory card during photo playback.
Doing so may damage the recorded data.
It may take some time to start playback, depending on the size and
quality of the selected video.
The camcorder may not play back the following video files:
- A video recorded on another device.
- A video whose file format is not supported by the camcorder.
You can use various playback options during the video playback.
~page 44
You can set playback settings using the “Video Play Option” menu.
~page 66
You can play back the recorded videos on a TV or PC. ~pages
80~82, 86~92
If you touch the MENU ( ) tab or press the Home ( ) button
during playback, the video playback is paused and the menu screen
appears.






To adjust the volume during video playback
You can hear the sound through the internal speaker of the
camcorder while the video is playing back on the LCD screen.
1 Touch the Volume ( ) tab on the LCD screen.
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2 Touch the ( )/( ) tab to increase or decrease audio volume.
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10
The sound level is adjusted between “0~19”. When the level is at “0”,
you cannot hear sound.
When the camcorder is connected to a TV, you will not hear the
sound from the speaker on the camcorder.


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Basic playback
Various playback operations
Playback / Pause / Stop
Playback and pause alternate when you touch the Playback
( ) / Pause ( ) tab during playback.
Touch the Thumbnail view ( ) tab to stop playback and return
to the thumbnail.
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Search playback
During playback, each touch of the Reverse search ( ) / Forward
search ( ) tab increases the playback speed:
RPS (Reverse Playback Search)/FPS (Forward Playback Search)
rate: x2 ¬ x4 ¬ x8 ¬ x2
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Skip playback
Touch the Reverse skip ( ) / Forward skip ( ) tab during
playback.
Touching the Forward skip ( ) tab plays the next video.
Touching the Reverse skip ( ) plays the beginning of the scene.
If reverse skip ( ) is touched within 3 seconds from the start of
the file, the previous video plays.
Place and hold your finger on the Reverse skip ( ) / Forward
skip ( ) tab to search for a video quickly. When you lift off your
finger, the selected video plays.
Slow playback
When playback is paused, touching the Reverse slow ( ) /
Forward slow ( ) tab reduces the playback speed:
Reverse/forward playback slow rate: x1/2 ¬ x1/4 ¬ x1/8 ¬ x1/2
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Frame by frame playback
When playback is paused, touching the Reverse frame advance
( ) / Forward frame advance ( ) tab makes playback go reverse
or forward one frame at a time.
Touch the Playback ( ) tab to play back in normal speed.
You can hear sound only when the playback is in normal speed.






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Basic playback
VIEWING PHOTOS
You can view recorded photos by using various playback functions.
Insert a memory card. ~page 30
Select the photo playback mode. ~page 41


1 Touch the thumbnail of the desired photo.
The camcorder displays the photo you selected in full screen.
2 To return to the thumbnails, touch the Thumbnail view ( ) tab.
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Find photos in various ways
Drag the thumbnails to up
or down on the LCD screen
to search the thumbnails
you want.
Drag the image to left or
right on the LCD screen to
go to the previous or next
file.
Do not power off or eject the memory card during photo playback.
Doing so may damage the recorded data.
Loading time may vary depending on the size and quality of the
photo you selected.
Your camcorder may not play back the following photo files normally:
- A photo recorded on another device.
- A photo with a file format not supported by this camcorder. (One
that does not conform to DCF standards.)


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Basic playback
Viewing a slide show
You can view a photo slide show with background music.
1 Touch the Slide Show ( ) tab during photo playback.
The slide show starts from the current selected photo.
To pause the slide show, touch the LCD screen anywhere.
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2 To stop the slide show, touch the Return ( ) tab.
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All photos are played back depending on the slide show options.
~page 66
You can adjust the background music’s volume level using the
Volume ( ) tab while playing back the slide show with music.




Zooming during photo playback
You can magnify a playback image.
1 Touch the desired photo.
The selected photo appears on the full screen.
2 Adjust the magnification with the Zoom dial.
Magnification starts from the centre of the photo.
You can zoom in from X1.1 to X8.0.
3 Drag the LCD screen to up/down/left/right to view the area you
want on the magnified photo.
X 1.3
Magnified part
4 To cancel, touch the Return ( ) tab.
Photos recorded on other devices or those edited on a PC cannot
be magnified.
While the playback zoom is in use, the other images cannot be
selected.





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Using the menu items
HANDLING MENUS
With Home menu, you can use various functions and change their
settings according to your preference. The camcorder offers five
categories as Home menu and each category has submenu items.
Using the Home ( ) menu
1 Press the Home ( ) button to display the Home menu screen.
Smart Auto Manual Art Film
Album Settings
2 Touch one of five categories you want on the Home menu.
The items of the selected category appears.
If you select “Smart Auto”, the Smart Auto mode is switched to.
If you select “Album”, the thumbnail view of the recorded
image is switched to.



3 Select the desired item, and then adjust the setting values you
want.
The White Balance function of “Manual” is used here as an
example.
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White Balance : Auto
Categories Functions
Smart Auto
Switches to Smart Auto mode. ~page 39
Manual
Items to adjust for scene conditions. ~pages 50~53
Art Film
Item for a fun and unique look.~pages 54~57
Album
Items for playback and editing. ~pages 58~62
Settings
Items for other settings (Shooting, Playback,
Display, Connectivity, General). ~pages 63~79
When using the Home menu items, some menu items cannot be
used at the same time, or may be greyed out. For more information,
see Troubleshooting on page 103
For easy understanding, the menu setting procedures on this page
are explained using the simplest methods. Menu setting methods
can differ depending on the menu options you choose.



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Using the menu items
MENU ITEMS
The items available in each menu vary depending on the operating mode.
For item operation details, see the page number listed under Page in the table.


Manual menu items
• : Accessible
X : Not accessible
Operation
mode
Items
Video Photo Default value Page
White Balance • • Auto 50
EV • • 0 51
Back Light • • Off 51
Self Timer X • Off 52
Super C.Nite • X Normal 52
Cont. Shot X • Off 53
Focus • X Auto 53
Art Film menu items
• : Accessible
X : Not accessible
Operation
mode
Items
Video Photo Default value Page
Fader • X Off 54
Time Lapse REC • X Off 55
Digital Effect • • Off 57
Album menu items
Operation
mode
Items
Video Photo
Default
value
Page
Thumbnail
view
Single
view
Thumbnail
view
Single
view
Delete • • • • - 58
Protect X • X • OFF 59
Divide X • X X - 60
Combine • X X X - 61
File Info X • X • - 62
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Using the menu items
Settings menu items
Items Default value Page
Shooting
Video Resolution Full HD 1080/50i 63
Photo Resolution 4.9M 2944X1656 63
OIS Duo OFF 64
Tele Macro OFF 64
Digital Zoom ON 65
Playback
Thumbnail 3X3 65
Video Play Option Play All 66
Slide Show Option - 66
Display
LCD Brightness - 67
Guideline Off 67
Date/Time Display Off 68
TV Display ON 68
HDMI TV Out Auto 69
Auto LCD Off ON 69
Connectivity
PC Software ON 70
USB Connect Mass Storage 70
TV Connect Guide - 71
Anynet+(HDMI-CEC) ON 71
Items Default value Page
General
Card Info - 72
File No. Series 72
Time Zone Home 73
Date/Time Set 01/JAN/2011 00:00 73
Date Type 01/JAN/2011 73
Time Type 24 Hr 74
Beep Sound ON 74
Shutter Sound ON 75
Auto Power Off 5 Min 75
Quick On STBY Off 76
Switch Grip ON 77
Format - 77
Default Set - 78
Language English 78
Demo ON 79
Menu options and default values may be changed without prior notice.
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Advanced recordings
White Balance
The colour of your image depends on the type and quality of the
light source. If you want the colour of your image to be realistic,
select an appropriate lighting condition to calibrate the white
balance.
1 Press the Home ( ) button ¬ touch “Manual” ¬
touch the White Balance ( ) tab.
2 Touch the desired submenu item.
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White Balance : Auto
Submenu items
Auto ( ): Adjusts the white balance automatically according to the
recording conditions.
Daylight ( ): Use outdoors in normal daylight. Adjusts the white
balance according to outdoor lighting conditions.
Cloudy ( ): Use when recording in the shade or cloudy weather.
Fluorescent ( ): Use when recording under white fluorescent lights.
Tungsten ( ): Use when recording under halogen lamps and
incandescent lights.
Custom WB ( ): Lets you manually adjust the white balance to match
the light source or situation.






Understanding White Balance
White balance (WB) is the process of removing unrealistic colour
casts, so that objects which appear white are rendered white in your
image. Proper white balance has to take into account the “colour
temperature” of a light source, which refers to the relative warmth or
coolness of white light.
To set the white balance manually
1 Press the Home ( ) button ¬ touch “Manual” ¬ touch the
White Balance ( ) tab ¬ touch the Custom WB ( ) tab.
The “( ) Set White Balance” indicator appears.
2 Fill the screen with a white object, and then touch the ( ) tab.
The white balance setting is stored.
The stored white balance setting will be applied the next time
you record.
When setting the white balance manually, the subject must be white,
otherwise, your camcorder may not detect an appropriate setting value.
The adjusted setting remains until you set the white balance again.
During normal outdoor recording, setting to “Auto” may provide
better results.
Cancel the digital zoom function for clear and precise setting.
~page 65
Reset the white balance if light conditions change.








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Advanced recordings
EV (Exposure Value)
Depending on the intensity of the ambient light, your videos and
photos may be too bright or dark. In these cases, you can adjust the
exposure to get a better videos and photos.
1 Press the Home ( ) button ¬ touch “Manual” ¬
touch the EV ( ) tab.
2 Touch the decrease ( ) or increase ( ) tab to adjust the
setting values.
The setting values range from -2.0 to +2.0
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EV : 0
Understanding EV (Exposure Value)
Exposure value is the total amount of light allowed to fall on the
photographic medium (Image sensor) during the process of taking
photos or videos. The higher the number, the greater the exposure.
For example, + 0.3 lets in more light than -0.3.
EV : 0

Back Light
When a subject is lit from behind, this function compensates for
back lighting so that the subject does not appear too dark.
1 Press the Home ( ) button ¬ touch “Manual” ¬
touch the Back Light ( ) tab.
2 Touch the desired submenu item.
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Back Light : Off
Submenu items
Off ( ): Disables the function.
On ( ): Backlight compensation brightens the subject.


Back lighting causes the subject to be darker than the
background
It typically occurs when:
The subject is in front of a window.
The person you want to record is
wearing white or shiny clothes and is
placed against a bright background.
The person’s face is too dark to
distinguish his/her features.
The subject is outdoors and the
background is overcast.
The light sources are too bright.
The subject is in front of a snowy
background.





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Advanced recordings
Self Timer
When the self-timer is enabled, there is a time delay of 10 seconds
before recording starts. You can take photos of yourself.
Select the photo recording mode. ~page 26
1 Press the Home ( ) button ¬ touch “Manual” ¬
touch the Self Timer ( ) tab.
2 Touch the desired submenu item.
9999
Self Timer : Off
Submenu items
Off ( ): Disables the function.
On ( ): There is a time delay of 10 seconds after you press the
Recording Start/Stop button.


The camcorder automatically turns the Self Timer function off after it
has been used once. You must turn it on each time you want to use
it.
When the camcorder exits from Manual mode, the Self Timer
function is automatically set to Off.


Super C.Nite
Use to get better images of slowly moving subjects or subjects
in dark places. When you turn the Super C.Nite function on, the
camcorder adjusts the shutter speed so that the images are brighter
without compromising colour.
Select the video recording mode. ~page 26
1 Press the Home ( ) button ¬ touch “Manual” ¬
touch the Super C.Nite ( ) tab.
2 Touch the desired submenu item.
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Super C.Nite : Normal
Submenu items
Off ( ): Disables the function.
Normal ( ): The shutter opens for 1/50 of a second in the normal
mode and automatically switches to open for 1/25 of a
second in a dark place. Use this function to get bright
images in a dark place.
Super ( ) : The shutter opens for 1/8 of a second regardless of
surrounding conditions. Use this function to get bright
images in a darker place.



The images may not seem smoothly because the camcorder has
recorded them with the low shutter speed when using Super C.Nite.
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Advanced recordings
Cont. Shot
The Continuous Shot function lets you capture up to eight photos in
rapid.
Select the photo recording mode. ~page 26
1 Press the Home ( ) button ¬ touch “Manual” ¬
touch the Cont. Shot ( ) tab.
2 Touch the desired submenu item.
9999
Cont. Shot : Off
Submenu items
Off ( ): The camcorder records only one photo image.
On ( ): When you press the Recording start/stop button, the
camcorder can take up to 8 photos in one second.


When an error occurs (Card Full, etc.) during continuous shot, the
recording stops and an error message appears.
When the Cont. Shot is On, the photo resolution is fixed to
1920x1080.
When the camcorder exits from Manual mode, the Cont. Shot
function is automatically set to Off.



Focus
The camcorder usually focuses on a subject automatically (auto
focus). When you turn the camcorder on, focus is always set to
automatic. You can also set the focus manually.
Select the video recording mode. ~page 26
1 Press the Home ( ) button ¬ touch “Manual” ¬
touch the Focus ( ) tab.
2 Touch the desired submenu item.
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Focus : Auto
Submenu items
Auto ( ): In most situations, it is better to use the automatic focus feature, as it lets
you concentrate on the creative side of your recording.
Manual ( ): You may need to focus manually under conditions in which automatic
focusing is difficult or unreliable. To adjust the focus, place and hold your finger on the
( ) for a nearer subject, and on the ( ) tab for a farther subject. The nearer or
farther icon ( / ) appears when focus adjustment reaches the end. The camcorder
applies the adjusted value right after you touch the ( ) or ( ) tab.


The Auto Focus (AF) setting is useful when you operate the zoom function because
you might not be able to keep accurate focus after the zoom ratio has been
changed.
In the manual focus setting menu screen, you can access auto focus by touching
the AF( ) tab on the screen. You can return to manual focus by touching the
manual focusing tabs.
When the camcorder exits from Manual mode or switch to the photo recording
mode, the Focus function is automatically set to Auto.



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Special effects for recordings
Fader
You can give your recording a professional look by using special
effects such as fade in at the beginning of a sequence or fade out at
the end of a sequence.
Select the video recording mode. ~page 26
1 Press the Home ( ) button ¬ touch “Art Film” ¬ touch the
Fader ( ) tab.
2 Touch the desired submenu item.
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Fader : Off
Submenu items
Off ( ): Disables the function.
On ( ): When you start or stop recording, the recording fades in or
fades out accordingly.


Recording a video with Fade effect
Fade Out (Approx. 3 seconds)
Fade In (Approx.3 seconds)
Fade in
With “Fader” set to On, press the Recording start/stop button. The
recording starts with a dark screen, and then the image and sound
fade in.
Fade out
With “Fader” set to On, press the Recording start/stop button to
stop recording. The image and sound fade out, the screen goes
black, and then the recording stops.
The camcorder automatically turns the Fader function off after it has
been used once. You must reset it each time you want to use it.
When the camcorder sets the Time Lapse REC function to On or
exits from the Art Film mode, the Fader function is automatically set
to Off.


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Special effects for recordings
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.
Select the video recording mode. ~page 26
To record in the Time Lapse REC mode, you must set the recording
interval between frames (Interval) using the menu.


1 Press the Home ( ) button ¬ touch “Art Film” ¬ touch the
Time Lapse REC ( ) tab.
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0.5 0.5 11 33 55
Time Lapse REC : Off
2 Touch the desired submenu item.
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0.5 Sec/72Hr
Time Lapse REC : 0.5 Sec
0.5 0.5 11 33 55
3 After setting the Time Lapse REC mode, press the Recording
start/stop button.
The Time Lapse recording starts.
Time Lapse REC only supports the 720/50p resolution.
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0.5 Sec/72Hr
Time Lapse Recording...
Submenu items
Off ( ): Disables the function.
0.5 Sec (
0.5 0.5
): Enables the interval recording function. Images are
automatically captured one frame at a time, at 0.5
seconds interval and stored in the storage media.
1 Sec ( 11 ): Enables the interval recording function. Images are
automatically captured one frame at a time, at 1 second
interval and stored in the storage media.
3 Sec (
33
): Enables the interval recording function. Images are
automatically captured one frame at a time, at 3 seconds
interval and stored in the storage media.
5 Sec (
55
): Enables the interval recording function. Images are
automatically captured one frame at a time, at 5 seconds
interval and stored in the storage media.







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Special effects for recordings
Example of Time Lapse Recording
Timeline
Total time for recording
Recording interval
Time for recording on the
storage media (a video clip of
Time Lapse REC)
The Time Lapse Recording function records image frames at
a predefined interval over the total recording time to produce a
time-lapse video.
Time Lapse Recording is useful for filming the following subjects:
Blooming flowers
A bird building a nest
Clouds rolling by in the sky



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Time lapse recording mode is released once recording has been finished. To start another Time Lapse Recording, repeat steps 1 to 3.
When the camcorder sets the Fader function to On or exits from the Art Film mode, the Time Lapse REC function is automatically set to Off.
50 captured images compose a video of 1 second length. Since the minimum length of a video to be saved by your camcorder is one second, the interval defines how
long the time lapse recording should be. For example, if you set the interval to “5 Sec”, time lapse recording should be set to at least 9 minutes to record a minimum
video length of 2 seconds (100 images).
Time lapse REC function lets the camcorder record up to 72 hours until you stop recording or turn the camcorder’s power off.
Once time lapse recording finishes the camcorder switches to the standby mode.
You cannot pause recording during Time lapse recording.
Press the Recording start/stop button if you want to stop time lapse recording.
Audio is not recorded during time lapse recording.
If a video recording fills up 1.8GB of storage memory, a new recording file is automatically started at that point.
If the battery charge is exhausted during the time lapse recording, the camcorder saves the recording up to that point and switches to standby mode. After some time,
it displays a warning message, then turns off automatically.
If memory runs out during a Time Lapse REC, the camcorder switches to standby mode after saving what was recorded so far.
We recommend using the AC power adaptor for a time lapse recording.












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Special effects for recordings
Digital Effect
Using the Digital Effect function gives your recording a creative look.
1 Press the Home ( ) button ¬ touch “Art Film” ¬ touch the
Digital Effect ( ) tab.
2 Touch the desired submenu item.
You can view the hidden items by dragging the LCD screen
to left or right.
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Digital Effect : Off
OFF

Submenu items
OFF
Off( )
Without any Digital
Effect, a normal,
natural image is
displayed during
recording or playback.
Black & White( BW BW )
This mode changes
the image to black and
wite.
Sepia( SS )
This mode gives the
image a reddish brown
look.
Negative( NN )
This mode reverses
the colours, creating a
negative image.
Art( )
This mode helps adjust
for facial imperfections.
Noir(
Nr Nr
)
This mode creates
a stronger image by
increasing contrast.
Western(
WW
)
This mode creates
a faded and old film
vintage look.
Dazzle(
DD
)
This mode creates
a brighter image by
increasing colour
saturation.
Ghost( )
This mode creates a
drawn out image effect
like an apparition or
ghost. (Video recording
mode only)
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Editing videos and photos
Delete
You can erase your recordings one by one or all at once.
Insert a memory card. ~page 30
Select the video playback mode or photo playback mode. ~page 41


1 Touch the Delete ( ) tab on the thumbnail view display.
2 Touch the files you want to delete. After you have selected all
the files you want to delete, touch the ( ) tab.
The delete ( ) indicator appears on the selected files.
Whenever you touch the thumbnail file, the selection ( ) and
release alternate.
To delete all the files, touch the Select all ( ) tab. The delete
( ) indicator appears on all the thumbnails.
To release the delete ( ) indicator all at once, touch the
Clear ( ) tab.



3 Touch “Yes”.
The camcorder deletes all the files having the delete ( )
indicator.
Deleted images cannot be recovered.
Do not eject a memory card or power off while deleting videos
recorded on the storage media. Doing so may damage the storage
media or data.


You can also operate this function in the full and single image display
mode.
To protect important images from accidental erasure, activate the
image protection function in advance. ~page 59
You cannot delete protected files. Cancel the protect function first.
~page 59
If the write protection tab on the memory card is set to lock, you
cannot delete the images. ~page 31
The delete function does not work if battery charge is insufficient. It is
recommended to use AC power to continue power supply during the
deletion.






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Editing videos and photos
Protect
You can protect important recordings from accidental erasure.
The protected videos and photos cannot be deleted unless you
format the memory card or cancel the protection.
Insert a memory card. ~page 30
Select the video playback mode or photo playback mode. ~page 41


1 Touch the file you want to protect.
2 Touch the MENU ( ) tab ¬ Touch the desired item next to
“Protect”.
Delete
Protect
Divide
File Info
ON
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Submenu items
OFF: Turns off protection on protected image.
ON( ): Protects the selected image.


You can operate this function in the full and single image display
mode only.
If the write protection tab on the memory card is set to lock, you
cannot apply this function. ~page 31


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Editing videos and photos
Divide
You can divide a video into two, and easily delete a section you
no longer need. As this function edits the original file, make sure to
back up the original before dividing it.
Insert a memory card. ~page 30
Select the video playback mode. ~page 41


1 Touch the video you want to edit.
2 Touch the MENU ( ) tab ¬ touch “Divide”.
The selected video appears as paused.
Delete
Protect
File Info
OFF
Divide
3 Find the point of division by touching the playback control tabs.
Playback control tabs: / / / / /
Drag the playback progress bar to left or right on the LCD
screen to move directly to the division point.
4 Touch the Pause ( ) tab at the point of division, and then
touch the Cutting ( ) tab.
A message appears asking for your confirmation.




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Divide
5 Touch “Yes”.
The video is divided into two video clips.
The second portion of the divided video is displayed as the
last thumbnail.
After the division, you can partially delete unnecessary
sections of the divided videos or combine them with other
videos.
Do not eject a memory card or power off while editing a video recorded
on the storage media. Doing so may damage the storage media or data.
You can operate this function in the single image display mode only.
You cannot divide files that display the protect indicator ( ). Cancel
the protect function first. ~page 59
The beginning or end of the divided videos may drift by approx. 2
seconds before or after the division point.
The Divide function is not available under the following conditions:
- If the total recorded time of the video is less than 6 seconds.
- If you trying to divide sections without leaving 3 seconds at the
beginning and the end.
- If the remaining section of the memory space is less than 15MB.
- When the number of files reaches 9999.
Photos cannot be divided.








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Editing videos and photos
Combine
You can combine two different videos. As this function edits the
original files, make sure to back up the original files before combining
them.
Insert a memory card. ~page 30
Select the video playback mode. ~page 41


1 Touch the Combine ( ) tab on the thumbnail view display.
2 Touch the video thumbnails of the videos you want to combine
in the order you want them combined.
The Combine ( ) indicator and the order number appear on
the selected videos. Whenever you touch the video thumbnail,
the selection ( ) and release alternate.
The checkbox on the video thumbnail does not appear if the
video files have different resolutions.



3 Touch the ( ) tab.
A message appears asking for your confirmation.
4 Touch “Yes”.
The camcorder combines the video files you selected in the
order you designated, and then stores the combined videos
as a single video file.
Do not eject a memory card or power off while editing a video recorded
on the storage media. Doing so may damage the storage media or data.
You cannot combine the files that are protected ( ). Cancel the
protect function first. ~page 59
The original videos are not preserved.
The Combine function is not available under the following conditions:
- If the Videos are in different resolution formats. For example, videos
recorded at “Video Resolution: Full HD 1080/50i” and “Video
Resolution: HD 720/50p” cannot be combined.
- If the file size of the combined videos exceeds 1.8 GB.
- If the remaining memory space on your memory card is less than
15MB.
- If a video file format is not supported by the camcorder.
- When the camcorder is playing a video file.





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Editing videos and photos
File Info
You can see image information for each image.
Insert a memory card. ~page 30
Select the video playback mode. ~page 41


1 Touch the desired file to view the file information.
2 Touch the MENU ( ) tab ¬ touch “File Info”.
The information of the selected file appears.
File Info
Date : 01.JAN.2011
Duration : 00:00:05
Size : 9.56 MB
Resolution : Full HD
100VIDEO
HDV_0008.MP4
3 To exit the menu, touch the Return ( ) tab.

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Other settings
Video Resolution
You can select the resolution of video to be recorded on storage
media.
1 Press the Home ( ) button ¬ touch “Settings” ¬ “Shooting”
¬ “Video Resolution”.
2 Touch the desired submenu item.
>> Video Resolution
Full HD 1080/50i
HD 720/50p
SD 576/50p
3 To exit the menu, touch the Return ( ) tab.
Submenu items
Full HD 1080/50i ( ): Records in the Full HD (1920x1080/50i) format.
HD 720/50p ( ): Records in the HD (1280x720/50p) format.
SD 576/50p ( ): Records in the SD (720x576/50p) format.



“50i” indicates the camcorder will record in interlaced scan mode at
50 fields per second.
“50p” indicates the camcorder will record in progressive scan mode
at 50 frames per second.
Recorded files are encoded using Variable Bit Rate (VBR). VBR is an
encoding system that automatically adjusts the bit rate in response
to the image being recorded.
The available video recording time differs according to the video
resolution you select. ~page 33




Photo Resolution
You can select the resolution of the photo to be recorded.
1 Press the Home ( ) button ¬ touch “Settings” ¬ “Shooting”
¬ “Photo Resolution”.
2 Touch the desired submenu item.
>> Photo Resolution
4.9M 2944X1656
2M 1920X1080
3 To exit the menu, touch the Return ( ) tab.
Submenu items
4.9M 2944X1656 ( ): Records in the 2944x1656 resolution.
2M 1920X1080 ( 2M 2M ): Records in the 1920x1080 resolution.


The number of recordable images differs according to the photo
resolution you select. ~page 33
Photos that are recorded on your camcorder may not playback
properly on other digital devices that do not support these photo
sizes.


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Other settings
OIS Duo
Reduce camcorder shake and prevent blurred images with Optical
and Digital Image Stabilisation functions.
1 Press the Home ( ) button ¬ touch “Settings” ¬ “Shooting”.
2 Touch the desired item next to “OIS Duo”.
> Shooting
Photo Resolution
Tele Macro
OIS Duo
Video Resolution
OFF
ON
3 To exit the menu, touch the Return ( ) tab.
Submenu items
OFF: Disables the function.
ON( ): The OIS Duo function is enabled to compensate for shaking.


Tele Macro
Using the Tele Macro function, you can get close up images which
are created by focusing on a small portion of a large object at a tele
angle. It is useful to get close up images of flowers or insects etc.
1 Press the Home ( ) button ¬ touch “Settings” ¬ “Shooting”.
2 Touch the desired item next to “Tele Macro”.
> Shooting
Photo Resolution
Tele Macro
OIS Duo
Video Resolution
ON
OFF
3 To exit the menu, touch the Return ( ) tab.
Submenu items
OFF: Disables the function.
ON ( ): You can focus on a small portion of a large object at a tele angle.


When recording in Tele Macro mode, the focus speed may be lowered.
Use a tripod (not supplied) to prevent camcorder shake in the Tele Macro
mode.
Avoid shadows when recording in the Tele Macro mode.
As the distance to the subject decreases, focusing area narrows.
When the distance between the camcorder and a subject is too close and
the camcorder cannot be in the focus, rotate the Zoom dial towards W
(wide-angle) a little bit and then adjust the focal distance between them.
When the Tele Macro is On and the camcorder magnifies a subject in tele
mode, the minimum focal distance between the camcorder and a subject
is 50cm.






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Other settings
Digital Zoom
The images optically magnified by the lens can be electronically
magnified up to the maximum 200 times.
1 Press the Home ( ) button ¬ touch “Settings” ¬ “Shooting”.
2 Touch the desired item next to “Digital Zoom”.
> Shooting
Tele Macro
OIS Duo
Photo Resolution
OFF
OFF
Digital Zoom ON
3 To exit the menu, touch the Return ( ) tab.
Submenu items
OFF: Disables the digital zoom function. Only optical zoom is available.
ON: Enables higher digital zoom magnification.


When you use the digital zoom, the camcorder processes the image
digitally more than in the optical zoom mode. As a result, the image
resolution may deteriorate.
The top of the bar shows the digital zooming zone. The zooming zone
appears when you rotate the Zoom dial or use the Zoom ( ) tab.
Zoom indicator
Optical range
Digital range
Thumbnail
You can choose the 3x3 or 4x4 type as the thumbnail view display.
1 Press the Home ( ) button ¬ touch “Settings” ¬ “Playback”
¬ “Thumbnail”.
2 Touch the desired submenu item.
>> Thumbnail
3x3
4x4
3 To exit the menu, touch the Return ( ) tab.
Submenu items
3X3: Displays the 3x3 type as the thumbnail view display.
4X4:Displays the 4x4 type as the thumbnail view display.


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Other settings
Video Play Option
You can set a specific playback style according to your preference.
1 Press the Home ( ) button ¬ touch “Settings” ¬ “Playback”
¬ “Video Play Option”.
2 Touch the desired submenu item.
>> Video Play Option
Play All
Play One
Repeat All
Repeat One
3 To exit the menu, touch the Return ( ) tab.
Submenu items
Play All( ): Plays video clips in succession starting from the selected
video to the last one, then returns to the thumbnail index
view.
Play One( ): Plays the selected video only, and returns to the
thumbnail view.
Repeat All( ): Plays all the video clips repeatedly until the Thumbnail
view ( ) tab is touched.
Repeat One( ): Plays the selected video only repeatedly until the
Thumbnail view ( ) tab is touched.




Slide Show Option
You can set the playback options for the slide show with the slide
show setting menus.
1 Press the Home ( ) button ¬ touch “Settings” ¬ “Playback”
¬ “Slide Show Option”.
2 Set the slide show options by touching the corresponding item
or dragging it to up or down.
On On 1Sec
Slide Show Option
Interval Music Effect
3 To exit the menu, touch the Return ( ) tab.
Submenu items
Interval: Continuously plays back photos at the interval you select. You
can choose 1 sec. or 3 sec.
Music: You can turn the internal background music on or off. This
camcorder has 7 default background melodies stored in the
boot-up flash memory. If the music is on when the slide show
starts, the 7 melodies will play back in shuffle mode.
Effect: Continuously plays back photos using the fade in/out effect to
transition between images.



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Other settings
LCD Brightness
This camcorder’s LCD brightness is optimised at the factory.
However, you can adjust the LCD brightness according to the
ambient environment.
1 Press the Home ( ) button ¬ touch “Settings” ¬ “Display” ¬
“LCD Brightness”.
2 Touch the decrease ( ) or increase ( ) tab to adjust the
setting values as you want.
You can set values for LCD brightness between 0 and 10.
LCD Brightness
5
3 Touch the ( ) tab to complete the setting.
4 To exit the menu, touch the Return ( ) tab.
If the surroundings are too bright, adjust the brightness of the LCD
screen.
Adjusting the LCD screen does not affect the image you are
recording.
A brighter LCD screen consumes more power.




Guideline
Guideline displays straight line patterns on the LCD screen that can
help you set the image composition when recording images. The
camcorder provides 3 types of guidelines.
1 Press the Home ( ) button ¬ touch “Settings” ¬ “Display” ¬
“Guideline”.
2 Touch the desired submenu item.
>> Guideline
Off
Cross
Grid
Safety Zone
3 To exit the menu, touch the Return ( ) tab.
Submenu items
Off: Disables the function.
Cross ( ): Placing the subject at the centre cross point puts the
subject in the middle of the frame.
Grid ( ): For recording multiple subjects. Putting subjects at or near
the grid cross points creates a balanced composition.
Safety Zone ( ): Positioning subjects within the Safety Zone rectangle
ensures they will be recorded.




Positioning a subject at the cross point of a guideline provides a
balanced composition.
Guidelines are not recorded.


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Other settings
Date/Time Display
You can set the Date/Time Display function so that the date and
time appear on the LCD screen.
1 Press the Home ( ) button ¬ touch “Settings” ¬ “Display” ¬
“Date/Time Display”.
2 Touch the desired submenu item.
>> Date/Time Display
Off
Date
Time
Date & Time
3 To exit the menu, touch the Return ( ) tab.
Submenu items
Off: The current date/time information is not displayed.
Date: Displays the current date.
Time: Displays the current time.
Date & Time: Displays the current date and time.




The date/time will read “01/JAN/2011 00:00” in the following case:
- When the internal rechargeable battery is depleted.
The date and time displayed by this function depend on the “Date
Type” and “Time Type” settings. ~pages 73~74


TV Display
When your camcorder is connected to a TV, you can select whether
the camcorder’s On Screen Display (OSD) appears on the TV
screen.
1 Press the Home ( ) button ¬ touch “Settings” ¬ “Display”.
2 Touch the desired item next to “TV Display”.
> Display
Guideline
TV Display
Date/Time Display
LCD Brightness
ON
3 To exit the menu, touch the Return ( ) tab.
Submenu items
OFF: The OSD (On Screen Display) menus are only shown on the LCD
screen.
ON: The OSD menus are shown on the LCD screen and the TV screen
as well.


The menu screen, thumbnail display, and demo screens are shown on
the TV even if you set “TV Display” to “OFF”.
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Other settings
HDMI TV Out
You can set the HDMI video output to match the TV you have
connected the camcorder to.
1 Press the Home ( ) button ¬ touch “Settings” ¬ “Display” ¬
“HDMI TV Out”.
2 Touch the desired submenu item.
>> HDMI TV Out
Auto
576p
3 To exit the menu, touch the Return ( ) tab.
Submenu items
Auto: The video signals are output in the same format as the recorded
file. Use this setting only when connecting to an HDTV.
576p: The recorded file is output in the 720x576p format. Use this
setting only when connecting to a standard and analog TV which
supports SD (Standard Definition) progressive scan (576p) signals
through its HDMI jacks.


Auto LCD Off
You can set the LCD screen to darken automatically when there
is no user interaction for a period of time to decrease power
consumption.
1 Press the Home ( ) button ¬ touch “Settings” ¬ “Display”.
2 Touch the desired item next to “Auto LCD Off”.
> Display
TV Display
Auto LCD Off
HDMI TV Out
Date/Time Display
ON
ON
3 To exit the menu, touch the Return ( ) tab.
Submenu items
OFF: Disables the function.
ON: When the camcorder is idle for more than 2 minutes in the STBY
mode, or for more than 5 minutes when recording a video, the
power saving mode starts by dimming the LCD screen.


When the “Auto LCD Off” function is enabled, you can press any
button on the camcorder to return LCD brightness to normal.
Auto LCD Off is disabled in the following cases:
- When the camcorder has a cable connection. (USB cable, AC
power adaptor, etc.)
- While the Demo function is in operation.


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Other settings
PC Software
If you set PC Software to On, you can use the built-in video and
photo management software by connecting your camcorder to your
PC using the camcorder’s USB cable. With this software, you can
download stored video and photo images from the camcorder to
your PC’s hard disk and edit the video and photo files right on your
PC’s screen.
1 Press the Home ( ) button ¬ touch “Settings” ¬
“Connectivity”.
2 Touch the desired item next to “PC Software”.
> Connectivity
USB Connect
TV Connect Guide
PC Software ON
Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) ON
3 To exit the menu, touch the Return ( ) tab.
Submenu items
OFF: Disables the function.
ON: The built-in editing software launches when you connect the
camcorder to a PC.


The PC Software function is not available in the following conditions:
- If “USB Connect” is set to “PictBridge”
To enable the PC Software function, set “USB Connect” to “Mass
Storage”, in the system setting menu option. ~page 70
The PC Software is compatible with the Windows OS’s only.



USB Connect
You can transfer data to a PC or print photos directly by establishing
the USB connection.
1 Press the Home ( ) button ¬ touch “Settings” ¬
“Connectivity” ¬ “USB Connect”.
2 Touch the desired submenu item.
>> USB Connect
Mass Storage
PictBridge
3 To exit the menu, touch the Return ( ) tab.
Submenu items
Mass Storage : Connect to a PC to transfer videos or photos.
~page 91
PictBridge : Connect to a PictBridge printer to print photos directly (when
using the PictBridge function). ~page 84


Before connecting a USB cable, check whether the current USB mode
is appropriate for the function you want to use.
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Other settings
TV Connect Guide
You can view the TV Connect Guide for instructions before you
connect the camcorder to your TV set.
1 Press the Home ( ) button ¬ touch “Settings” ¬
“Connectivity” ¬ “TV Connect Guide”.
2 Touch the desired submenu item.
>> TV Connect Guide
HDMI
Composite
TV Connect Guide
Composite
Camcorder
R
L
TV
Audio
Video
3 To exit the menu, touch the Return ( ) tab.
To connect to a standard and analogue TV
with the supplied Audio/Video cable.
Camcorder
Regular TV
Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)
This camcorder supports Anynet+. Anynet+ is an AV network
system that lets you control all connected Samsung AV devices with
a Samsung TV remote control that supports Anynet+.
1 Press the Home ( ) button ¬ touch “Settings” ¬
“Connectivity”.
2 Touch the desired item next to “Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)”.
> Connectivity
USB Connect
TV Connect Guide
PC Software ON
Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) ON
3 To exit the menu, touch the Return ( ) tab.
Submenu items
OFF : Disables the function.
ON : The Anynet+ function is enabled.
When the camcorder is connected to a TV that supports Anynet+,
you can operate some functions of the camcorder using the TV’s
remote control.


When you turn on the camcorder and it is connected by an HDMI
cable to a TV that supports Anynet+, the TV automatically turns on.
If you do not want to use the Anynet+ function, set the “Anynet+
(HDMI-CEC)” to “OFF”.
For details on the Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) function, refer to the user
manual of Samsung’s Anynet+ supported TV.


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Other settings
Card Info
This function shows you the storage information of the selected
storage media, such as used memory space and available memory
space, etc.
Insert a memory card in the camcorder before viewing the storage
information.
1 Press the Home ( ) button ¬ touch “Settings” ¬ “General” ¬
“Card Info”.
Used memory space, available memory space, and the
recordable time appear. Available space and recordable time
depend on the video resolution you’ve selected.
Card Info
• Used: 40.5MB • Free: 30.8GB
Full HD : 253Min
HD : 347Min
SD : 1051Min
2 To exit the menu, touch the Return ( ) tab.
The actual capacity may be less than the capacity displayed on the
LCD screen as the camcorder’s system files occupy a part of the
capacity.
If there is no storage media inserted, you cannot select the Card Info
and it will look dim on the menu.



File No.
File names (numbers) are assigned to recorded images according to
the numbering option you select.
1 Press the Home ( ) button ¬ touch “Settings” ¬ “General” ¬
“File No.”
2 Touch the desired submenu item.
>> File No.
Series
Reset
3 To exit the menu, touch the Return ( ) tab.
Submenu items
Series: Assigns file numbers in sequence even after you replace or
format the storage media or delete all files. Each file is given a
unique file number that allows convenient image management on
a PC.
Reset: Resets the file number to 0001 after you run format, delete all files
or insert a new memory card.


When you set “File No.” to “Series”, each file is assigned a different
number to avoid duplicating file names. This numbering scheme is very
useful when you want to manage your files on a computer.
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Other settings
Time Zone
You can easily set the clock to the local time when using your
camcorder while traveling.
Setting the local time
1 Press the Home ( ) button ¬ touch “Settings” ¬ “General” ¬
“Time Zone” ¬ “Visit”.
2 Select the time zone by touching the left ( )/right ( ) tab on
the LCD screen, and then touch the ( ) tab.
Visit
London,Lisbon
[HOME-00:00] 01/JAN/2011 00:00
3 To exit the menu, touch the Return ( ) tab.
Submenu items
Home: The clock will be used according to your setting on the Date/Time
Set menu. Select Home when using your camcorder for the first
time or when returning the clock to your hometown date/time
settings.
Visit ( ): When you visit a different time zone, the Visit function lets
you use the local time without changing your hometown time
setting. The clock is adjusted according to the time difference
between your home and the location you are visiting.


Date/Time Set
By setting the date and time, you can display the date and time of
the recording during playback. ~page 28
Date Type
You can set the date display to one of four types.
1 Press the Home ( ) button ¬ touch “Settings” ¬ “General” ¬
“Date Type”.
2 Touch the desired submenu item.
>> Date Type
2011/01/01
JAN/01/2011
01/JAN/2011
01/01/2011
3 To exit the menu, touch the Return ( ) tab.
Submenu items
2011/01/01: Displays the date in the year/month (two-digit)/day format.
JAN/01/2011: Displays the date in the month/day/year format.
01/JAN/2011: Displays the date in the day/month/year format.
01/01/2011: Displays the date in the day/month (two-digit)/year format.




This function depends on the “Date/Time Display” setting. ~page 68
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Other settings
Time Type
You can set the time display type to 12 hour or 24 hour.
1 Press the Home ( ) button ¬ touch “Settings” ¬ “General” ¬
“Time Type”.
2 Touch the desired submenu item.
>> Time Type
12 Hr
24 Hr
3 To exit the menu, touch the Return ( ) tab.
Submenu items
12 Hr: Displays the time information in 12 hour units.
24 Hr: Displays the time information in 24 hour units.


This function depends on the “Date/Time Display” setting. ~page 68
Beep Sound
You can turn the beep that sounds when you touch tabs and
buttons on the screen on or off.
1 Press the Home ( ) button ¬ touch “Settings” ¬ “General”.
2 Touch the desired item next to “Beep Sound”.
> General
Shutter Sound
Auto Power Off
Beep Sound ON
Quick On STBY
ON
3 To exit the menu, touch the Return ( ) tab.
Submenu items
OFF: Disables the function.
ON: You will hear a beep sound when operating buttons or tabs such as
Recording start/stop button.


The Beep Sound is cancelled in the following cases:
- During recording and playing
- When the camcorder has a cable connection. (Audio/Video cable, mini
HDMI cable, etc.)
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Other settings
Shutter Sound
You can turn the shutter sound that plays when taking a photo with
the Recording start/stop button on or off.
1 Press the Home ( ) button ¬ touch “Settings” ¬ “General”.
2 Touch the desired item next to “Shutter Sound”.
> General
Shutter Sound
Auto Power Off
Beep Sound ON
Quick On STBY
ON
3 To exit the menu, touch the Return( ) tab.
Submenu items
OFF: Disables the function.
ON: You will hear the shutter sound when taking a photo with the
Recording start/stop button.


The camcorder does not make the shutter sound:
- When the camcorder has a cable connection. (Audio/Video cable, mini
HDMI cable, etc.)
Auto Power Off
You can set your camcorder to turn off automatically if it is idle for
5 minutes without performing an operation. This function prevents
unnecessary power consumption.
1 Press the Home ( ) button ¬ touch “Settings” ¬ “General” ¬
“Auto Power Off”.
2 Touch the desired submenu item.
>> Auto Power Off
Off
5 Min
3 To exit the menu, touch the Return( ) tab.
Submenu items
Off: Disables the function.
5 Min: The camcorder turns off if idle for 5 minutes without performing
an operation.


Auto Power Off does not work in the following situations:
- When the camcorder has a cable connection. (USB cable, AC
power adaptor, etc.)
- While the Demo function is in operation.
- While you are recording (including the recording pause), playing
(except pause), or running a photo slide show.
To turn the camcorder on again, close the LCD screen and then
open it.


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Other settings
Quick On STBY
When you are going to record frequently for an extended time, use
the Quick On STBY function to reduce energy consumption and
battery drain. With the Quick On STBY function On, closing the LCD
screen starts Quick On STBY.
1 Press the Home ( ) button ¬ touch “Settings” ¬ “General” ¬
“Quick On STBY”.
2 Touch the desired submenu item.
>> Quick On STBY
Off
5 Min
3 To exit the menu, touch the Return( ) tab.
Submenu items
Off: Closing the LCD screen turns off the camcorder.
5 Min: Closing the LCD screen starts the Quick On STBY mode after a
short period of time. After 5 minutes in Quick On STBY mode, the
camcorder turns off.


We recommend turning off the camcorder after use to reduce energy
consumption. However, as an alternative, you can use the Quick
On STBY function under most shooting conditions to reduce energy
consumption effectively.
The charging indicator keeps blinking in Quick On STBY mode.
The Quick On STBY mode is not available under the following
conditions:
- When the LCD screen is open.
- When you operate the buttons on the camcorder.
- While recording.



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Other settings
Switch Grip
The camcorder is designed for you to use conveniently with either
your right or left hand. If the “Switch Grip” sets to “On”, you can
use the camcorder easily with both your hands.
1 Press the Home ( ) button ¬ touch “Settings” ¬ “General”.
2 Touch the desired item next to “Switch Grip”.
> General
Format
Default Set
Switch Grip ON
Language
3 To exit the menu, touch the Return ( ) tab.
Submenu items
OFF : Disables the function.
ON : You can use the camcorder easily with both your hands.


Format
Use this function if you want to delete all files completely or to
correct problems on the storage media.
1 Press the Home ( ) button ¬ touch “Settings” ¬ “General” ¬
“Format”.
> General
Default Set
Switch Grip ON
Language
Format
2 Touch “Yes” ¬ “Yes”.
The format is executed with a message.
3 To exit the menu, touch the Return( ) tab.
Do not remove the storage media or perform any other operation
(such as turning off the power) during formatting. Also, be sure to
use the provided AC power adapter, as the storage media may be
corrupted if the battery becomes exhausted during formatting.
If the storage media becomes corrupted, format it again.


Do not format the storage media on a PC or other device. Make sure
to format the storage media on this camcorder.
You cannot format a memory card with the protection tab set to
lock. ~page 31
If there is no storage media inserted, you cannot select the Format
function, and its name will be dimmed on the menu.
Formatting completely deletes all files and options on a memory
card, including protected files. By deleting all files and options,
formatting typically corrects problems, enabling stable read/write
speeds and operation.





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Other settings
Default Set
You can restore all menu settings to the default conditions (factory
settings).
1 Press the Home ( ) button ¬ touch “Settings” ¬ “General” ¬
“Default Set”.
A message appears asking for your confirmation.
> General
Switch Grip ON
Format
Default Set
Language
2 Touch "Yes" if you want all the settings returned to the default.
The Time Zone screen appears after all settings return to the
default.
3 Set the date and time again. ~page 28
Do not turn off the power while using this function.
Initialising the camcorder settings to factory defaults does not affect
recorded images.




Language
You can select the language the camcorder uses to display the
menu and messages. ~page 29
>> Language
English
⦽ǎᨕ
Français
Deutsch
Supported languages
English ⦽ǎᨕ Français Deutsch Italiano
Español Português Nederlands Svenska Suomi
Norsk Dansk Polski Čeština Slovensky
Magyar Română Български Ελληνικά Srpski
Hrvatski Українська Русский ፩ၭ 瀌煓铅
ไทย Türkçe
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Other settings
Demo
The Demo mode automatically shows you the major functions that
are included with your camcorder so that you can use them more
easily.
1 Press the Home ( ) button ¬ touch “Settings” ¬ “General”.
2 Touch the desired item next to “Demo”.
> General
Format
ON
Default Set
Language
Demo
3 To exit the menu, touch the Return ( ) tab.
Submenu items
OFF: Disables the function.
ON: Enables the Demo function.


Using the Demo function
The Demo mode is cancelled in the following cases:
- If the LCD screen is touched.
- If you press any button (Recording start/stop, Home ( ), etc.).
However, the camcorder enters the Demo mode automatically
after 5 minutes in STBY mode if it is idle for 5 minutes without an
operation. If you don’t want the Demo function to start, set “Demo”
to “OFF”.
The Demo function does not operate in the following case:
- If you set “Auto Power Off” to “5 Min” and you are using the battery
to power the camcorder, the Auto Power Off function turns the
camcorder off before Demo runs.
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CONNECTING TO A HIGH DEFINITION TV
WITH HDMI
You can view High Definition (HD) quality videos recorded in HD
resolution on an HDTV using an HDMI connection. This camcorder
supports HDMI output to deliver high-definition video transfer.
Check if there is an HDMI input jack on your TV.
Use the AC power adaptor to power the camcorder when you attach
it to a TV.
Select “HDMI TV Out”. ~page 69



Using a mini HDMI cable
Camcorder
HDTV
Signal flow
Mini HDMI Cable
1 Turn on the camcorder.
If you do not turn on the camcorder first, the camcorder may
fail to recognise the connected TV.
2 Connect the camcorder to the TV with a Mini HDMI cable.
3 Set the TV’s input or source selector to the HDMI input you’ve
attached the camcorder to.
Refer to the TV’s instruction manual to see how to select the
TV’s input or source.
4 Select the playback mode on your camcorder, and then start to
play back videos or photos. ~pages 42~46
Understanding the HDMI
HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video
interface for transmitting uncompressed digital data.
What is Anynet+ function?
The Anynet+ function lets you control all devices that support the
Anynet + function with the same remote. You can use the Anynet
+ function on the camcorder if the camcorder is connected with an
HDMI cable to an Anynet+ supported TV. For more information, refer
to the Anynet+ supported TV’s user manual.
This camcorder is provided with the “TV Connect Guide” menu function. If you
try to connect the camcorder to a TV and don’t have your user’s manual, you can
use the “TV Connect Guide” menu function to view connection instructions on the
camcorder’s screen. ~page 71
You can use only a C to A type Mini HDMI cable with this camcorder.
The HDMI jack on the camcorder is for output only.
If an Anynet+ supported TV is connected to the camcorder by an HDMI cable,
turning on the camcorder may turn the TV’s power on. (an Anynet+ function) If you
don’t want this to occur, set “Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)” to “OFF”. ~page 71
Use only HDMI 1.3 cable when connecting to the HDMI jack of this camcorder. If
the camcorder is connected with HDMI cables that are not version 1.3, the screen
display may not work.







Connecting to a TV
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Connecting to a TV
CONNECTING TO A REGULAR TV
You can view images recorded with your camcorder on a regular
TV that supports standard definition. This camcorder supports the
composite output for standard definition video transfer.
Use the AC power adaptor to power the camcorder when you attach it
to a TV.
Connecting an Audio/Video cable for the
composite output
Camcorder
Signal flow
Audio/Video cable
Regular TV
1 Connect the camcorder to a TV with an Audio/Video cable.
2 Set the TV’s input or source selector to the input you’ve
attached the camcorder to.
Refer to the TV’s instruction manual to see how to select the
TV input.
3 Select the playback mode on your camcorder, and then start to
play back videos or photos. ~page 42~46
Make sure you’ve connected the camcorder to the correct input
jacks. The TV screen may not display the right video information if
connected incorrectly.
When connecting to a TV using the Audio/Video cable, match the
colour of the cables to the colour of the corresponding jacks.
Video input may appear green depending on the TV. If this occurs,
connect the yellow plug of the Audio/Video cable to the green jack of
the TV.
When the camcorder is connected to a TV with more than one kind
of cable, the camcorder outputs video signals in the following order
of priority:
- HDMI ¬ Audio/Video (composite) output
This camcorder is provided with the “TV Connect Guide” menu
function. If you try to connect the camcorder to a TV and don’t have
your user’s manual, you can use the “TV Connect Guide” menu
function to view connection instructions on the camcorder’s screen.
~page 71
If your TV has one audio jack (mono input), connect the yellow plug
of the Audio/Video cable to the video jack, the white plug to the
audio jack, and leave the red plug unconnected.
When you connect the camcorder to a TV using the Audio/Video
cable, images recorded in high-definition image quality (“Full HD
1080/50i” or “HD 720/50p”) are played back in standard definition
image quality.








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VIEWING ON A TV SCREEN
Image appearance depends on the TV screen aspect ratio
Recording ratio
Appearance on
Wide (16:9) TV
Appearance on
4:3 TV
Images recorded in a
16:9 ratio
Adjust the volume to a moderate level. If the volume is too high, the
video information may include noise.
If “TV Display” is set “OFF”, the TV screen does not display the
camcorder’s OSD (On Screen Display) menus. ~page 68


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DUBBING TO A VCR OR DVD/HDD
RECORDER
Videos recorded in this camcorder can be dubbed to a VCR or
DVD/HDD recorders.
Videos are dubbed to the other recording device via analogue data
transfer. (composite connection) Use the supplied Audio/Video cable.
Use the AC power adaptor to power the camcorder when you dub
to a VCR or DVD/HDD recorder.


Camcorder
Signal flow
Audio/Video cable
VCR or DVD/
HDD recorder
1 Connect your camcorder to the recording device (VCR or DVD/
HDD recorder) with the Audio/Video cable.
Connect your camcorder to the input jacks of the recording
device.
If your recording device has an input selector, set it to the
correct input mode.
2 Insert the storage device (tape, disc, etc.) into the recording
device.
3 Start the playback on your camcorder, and record it on the
recording device.
Refer to the instruction manuals supplied with your recording
device for details.
4 When dubbing is finished, stop the recording device, and the
your camcorder.
Videos recorded on this camcorder can only be dubbed using
the Audio/Video cable in SD (standard definition) image quality,
regardless of the recording resolution (HD/SD).
You cannot dub to a recorder with an HDMI cable.
To copy a video recorded in HD (high definition) image quality in HD,
use the built-in software of your camcorder, and copy the video to
your computer. ~page 87
Because dubbing is performed via analogue data transfer, the image
quality may deteriorate.
To hide the screen indicators (such as the counter, etc.) on the
screen of the connected monitor device set “TV Display: OFF”.
~page 68
To record the date/time, display it on the screen. ~page 68









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DIRECT PRINTING WITH A PICTBRIDGE
PRINTER
You can print photos directly by connecting your camcorder to a
PictBridge printer (sold separately) using a USB cable.
Insert the memory card. ~page 30
1 Set “USB Connect” to “PictBridge”. ~page 70
>> USB Connect
Mass Storage
PictBridge
2 Use a USB cable to connect your camcorder to the printer.
Camcorder
Photo Printer
(Compatible with PictBridge)
3 Turn your printer on.
The photo thumbnails appear on the LCD screen.
4 Touch the photos you want to print, and then touch the Print
( ) tab.
The corresponding message appears.
1/12 100_0001
5 Touch “Yes”.
The selected photo is printed.
To set the number of prints
Touch the decrease ( )/increase ( ) tab to set the number of copies
to print.
The number of copies is set.
To cancel the print setting
Touch the Thumbnail view ( ) tab on the LCD screen.
To stop printing after printing starts
Touch “Cancel” on the screen.

If the camcorder fails to recognise the printer, remove the USB cable,
and then turn off the printer. Set “USB Connect” to “PictBridge”,
and then connect the USB cable again.
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Printing photos
To set the date/time imprint for Pictbridge printers
1 In the printer mode, touch the MENU ( ) tab = “Date/Time”.
1/12 100_0001
2 Touch the desired submenu item.
The selected date and time display option is set.
1/10 100_0001
Date
Time
Date/Time
Off
3 To exit the menu, touch the Return ( ) tab.
The selected date and time will be printed on photos.


The date/time imprint option may not be supported by all printers.
Check with your printer manufacturer. The date/time imprint option
cannot be setup if the printer does not support the option.
PictBridge™ is a registered trademark of CIPA (Camera & Imaging
Products Association), an image transfer standard developed by
Canon, Fuji, HP, Olympus, Seiko Epson, and Sony.
Use the AC power adaptor to power the camcorder during
PictBridge printing. If the camcorder shuts off during printing, it might
damage data on the storage media.
You cannot print video images.
You cannot print photos recorded on other devices.
Various printing options are available depending on the printer. Refer
to the printer’s user manual for details.






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WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH A WINDOWS
COMPUTER
You can perform the following functions by connecting your
camcorder to your Windows computer with a USB cable and using
the Intelli-studio editing software built into your camcorder.
Main function
Intelli-studio editing software’s main functions.
- Playing back recorded videos or photos.
- Editing recorded videos or photos.
- Uploading the recorded videos and photos to YouTube, Flickr,
Facebook, etc.
You can transfer or copy the files (videos and photos) saved
on the storage media into your computer. (the mass storage
function)


System requirements
The following requirements must be satisfied to use the internal
editing software (Intelli-studio):
Items Requirement
OS Microsoft Windows XP SP2, Vista, or Windows 7
CPU Intel
®
Core 2 Duo
®
1.66 GHz or higher is recommended
AMD Athlon™ X2 Dual-Core 2.2 GHz or higher is recommended
(Notebook: Intel Core2 Duo 2.2GHz or AMD Athlon X2 Dual-Core
2.6GHz or higher is recommended)
RAM 1GB or higher is recommended
Video Card NVIDIA GeForce 8500 or higher, ATI Radeon HD 2600 series or
higher
Display 1024 x 768, 16-bit colour or higher (1280 x 1024, 32-bit colour
recommended)
USB USB 2.0
Direct X DirectX 9.0c or higher
Memory Card A SDHC card of Class 6 or above
System requirements mentioned above are recommendations. Even
on a system that satisfies the requirements, Intelli-studio may not
operate optimally.
On a slower computer than recommended, video playback may skip
frames or operate unexpectedly.
If the version of DirectX on your computer is lower than 9.0c, install
DirectX 9.0c or higher.
We recommend transferring the recorded videos to a PC before
playing back or editing the video data.
To run Intelli-studio, a laptop computer requires better and faster
components than a desktop PC.
Intelli-studio is not Mac OS compliant.






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USING THE Intelli-studio PROGRAMME
Intelli-studio is a built-in programme that allows you to play back
and edit files. You can upload files to web sites, such as YouTube
or Flickr. For details, select “Help” ~ “Help” on the Intelli-studio
screen.
Step 1. Connecting the USB cable
1 Set “USB Connect: Mass Storage” and “PC Software: ON”.
~page 70
These are the default settings.
2 Connect the camcorder to a PC with the USB cable.
A new file saving window appears along with the Intelli-studio
main window. If your camcorder has no new files, the pop-up
window for saving new files will not appear.
Depending on your version of Windows, the Windows
removable disk window may also appear.



3 Click “Yes” in the new file saving window. The uploading
procedure starts. Click “Yes” to confirm.
If you do not want to save any new files, select “No”.
To disconnect the USB cable
To disconnect the USB cable after completing the file transfer, you
must follow these steps:
1. Click the “Safely Remove Hardware” icon on the taskbar.
2. Select “USB Mass Storage Device”, and then click “Stop”.
3. If the “Stop a Hardware device” window appears, click “OK”.
4. Disconnect the USB cable from the camcorder and PC.
Use the provided USB cable. (Supplied by Samsung)
Make sure you insert the USB plug into the USB jack with the plug
facing in the correct direction.
Use the AC power adaptor to power the camcorder when
transferring files to your computer.
When the USB cable is connected, turning the camcorder on or off
may cause the PC to malfunction.
If you disconnect the USB cable from the PC or the camcorder while
transferring files, the data transmission will stop and the data may be
damaged.
If you connect the camcorder to a PC via a USB HUB or
simultaneously connect the camcorder along with other USB
devices, the camcorder may not work properly. If this occurs, remove
all USB devices from the PC, and then reconnect the camcorder.
Intelli-studio may not automatically run. If this occurs, access My
Computer or Windows Explorer, open the drive that corresponds to
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Step 2. About the Intelli-studio main window
When the Intelli-studio starts up, video and photo thumbnails appear in the main window.
No. Description
1 Menu items
2 Display files in the selected folder.
3 Switch to Photo edit mode.
4 Switch to Video edit mode.
5 Switch to Share mode.
6 Enlarge or reduce the thumbnails in the list.
7 Select a file type.
8 View videos and photos of the selected folder on your computer.
9 Show or hide videos and photos of the connected device.
0 View videos and photos of the selected folder on the device.
! View files as thumbnails or on a map
@ Browse folders in the connected device.
# Browse folders stored on your computer
$ Move to the previous or next folder
%
Print files, view files on a map, store files in Contents Manager, or
register faces.
If you install Intelli-studio on your PC, the programme will launch
more quickly. To install the programme, select “Tool” ¬ “Install
Intelli-studio on PC”.
If you install the full version of Intelli-studio software, you can use
various functions. Start the installation by clicking on “Web Support”
¬ “Update Intelli-studio” ¬ “Start Update”.
You can update the firmware of this product by selecting “Web
Support” ¬ “Upgrade firmware for the connected device” from
the program toolbar.
The camcorder’s built-in Intelli-studio software is intended for
home use. It is not for precision or industrial productions. For these
applications, we recommend an editing software designed for
professional use.




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Step 3. Playing back videos or photos
You can play back the recordings conveniently using the Intelli-
studio application.
1 With Intelli-studio, click the desired folder to display your
recordings.
Video or photo thumbnails appear on the screen, depending
on the folder you selected.
2 Choose the video or photo that you want to play back.
You can view the file information by moving the mouse over
the file.
If you click a video thumbnail once, the video plays back
inside the thumbnail frame, allowing you to search for a
desired scene with ease.
3 After you select the video or photo you want, double-click to
play back.
Playback starts and the controls appear.
Intelli-studio supports the following file formats:
- Video formats: MP4 (Video: H.264, Audio: AAC), WMV (WMV 7/8/9)
- Photo formats: JPG, GIF, BMP, PNG, TIFF




Step 4. Editing videos or photos
You can edit the videos or photos in various ways with various
functions. (Change Size, Fine-Tuning, Image Effect, Insert Frame,
etc.) Before editing a video or photo in Intelli-studio, make a backup
copy of the video or photo file and store it on your computer for
safe-keeping using My Computer or Windows Explorer.
1 Choose the videos or photos you want to edit.
2 Click “Movie Edit” or “Photo Edit” according to the selected file
on the Intelli-studio browser.
The selected file appears in the editing window.
3 Edit a video or photo with various edit functions.

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Step 5. Sharing the videos/photos online
Share your contents with the world by uploading photos and videos
directly to a web site with one click.
1 Choose the videos or photos you want to share.
2 Click “Share” on the Intelli-studio browser.
The selected file appears in the sharing window.
3 Click the web site you would like to upload files to.
You can choose “YouTube”, “twitter”, “Flickr”, “Facebook”,
“Picasa”, “Email”, or another web site you want to use for
your site management.


4 Click “Upload” to start uploading.
A pop up window appears asking for your ID and password.
5 Enter your ID and the password to access.
Access to the web site contents can be limited depending on
your web access environment.
The recording time and capacity available for uploading videos can be
changed depending on each web site’s policy.


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USING AS A REMOVABLE STORAGE DEVICE
You can copy video or photo files recorded by the camcorder to a
Windows computer by connecting the camcorder to the computer
using a USB cable.
Viewing the contents of storage media
1 Set “USB Connect” to “Mass Storage”. ~page 70
2 Set “PC Software” to “OFF”. ~ page 70
3 Insert a memory card. ~page 30
4 Connect the camcorder to the PC with the USB cable.
~page 87
The “Removable Disk” or “Samsung” window appears on the
PC’s screen after a moment.
Select “Open folders to view files using Windows Explorer”,
and then click “OK”.


5 The folders in the storage media appear.
Different file types are stored in different folders.
Photos Videos
Setting data
System data
6 Select the desired folder or files to copy, then drag and drop
them into the destination folder.
The folder or files are copied from the storage media to the
PC.
If the “Removable Disk” window does not appear, confirm the
connection (~page 87) or perform steps 1 to 4 again. If the
removable disk does not appear automatically, open the removable
disk folder in My Computer.
If the connected camcorder’s disk drive does not open or the
context menu that appears when right clicking your mouse (open or
browse) appears broken, your computer may be infected by Autorun
virus. Please update your anti-virus software to its latest version and
scan your disk drives.




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Structure of folders and files on the storage media
The folder and file structure for storage media are below.
File naming follows DCF (Design rule for Camera File System)
rules.
Video file (H.264) 1
HD-quality videos have an HDV_####.MP4 name format.
SD-quality videos have a SDV_####.MP4 name format.
The file number used in the file name automatically increases when you
create a new video file.
A new folder is created when the file number has reached 999~1,000.
The folder names are given in the following order: 100VIDEO, 101VIDEO,
etc. The maximum number of folders is 999.
The camcorder can create a maximum of 9,999 files in a storage media.
Photo file 2
As with video files, the file number used in the file name automatically
increases when you create a new photo file.
Photos have a SAM_####.JPG name format.
The folder names are given in the following order: 100PHOTO, 101PHOTO,
etc.











File format
Video files
Video files are compressed in H.264 format. The file extension is
“.MP4”.
Refer to page 63 for the video resolution.
Photo files
Photo images are compressed in JPEG (Joint Photographic
Experts Group) format. The file extension is “.JPG”.
Refer to page 63 for the photo resolution.
Do not modify the name of a video file recorded by the camcorder. For
proper playback, the camcorder requires that files have their original
folder and file names.




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Troubleshooting
Before contacting a Samsung authorised service centre, perform the following simple checks.
They may save you the time and expense of an unnecessary call.
WARNING INDICATORS AND MESSAGES
Problems may occur because of the following reasons. Check the information and take corrective action.
Battery
Message Icon Informs that... Action
Low Battery - The battery is almost discharged.
Replace with a charged battery or connect the
AC power adaptor.

Check authenticity
of the battery.
- The battery cannot pass authenticity check.
Check whether the battery is authentic. If not,
change to an authentic Samsung battery.
We recommend you use only genuine Samsung
batteries in this camcorder.


Storage media
Message Icon Informs that... Action
Insert Card
There is no memory card inserted in the memory
card slot.
Insert a memory card. •
Card Full
There is not enough space to record on the memory
card.
Delete unnecessary files from the memory card.
Back-up files to a PC or another storage media,
and then delete unneeded files.
Replace the memory card with another card that
has enough free space.



Card Locked
The write protection tab on an SD or SDHC card
has been set to lock.
Release the write protection tab. •
Card Error
The memory card has a problem and the camcorder
cannot recognise it.
Replace the memory card with another card. •
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Storage media
Message Icon Informs that... Action
Not Formatted The memory card is not formatted in this camcorder. Format the memory card using this camcorder. •
Not Supported
Format
The memory card may have been formatted by
another device and may still have existing images on
it.
Files cannot be played as the memory card
format is not supported by the camcorder.
Format the card using the camcorder or replace
the card with a card formatted correctly.


Not Supported Card
The memory card is not supported in this
camcorder.
Replace the memory card with a recommended
card.

Low Speed Card.
Please record at a
lower resolution.
-
The memory card is not fast enough to record at
this resolution.
Record video at a lower resolution and quality.
Replace memory card with a faster card.


Recording
Message Icon Informs that... Action
Write Error -
Some problem occurred while writing data to
storage media.
Turn the camcorder's power off and on for data
recovery.
If a file is not recovered, use the camcorder
to format the storage media after backing up
important files to a PC or another storage media.


Recovering Data…
Don’t power off and
keep card inside.
- The file was not created normally.
Wait until data recovery is finished.
Never turn off the power or eject memory card
during recording.


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Recording
Message Icon Informs that... Action
The number of
video files is full.
Cannot record
video.
- The number of video files that can be stored is 9,999.
Delete unnecessary files from the storage media.
Back up files to your PC or another storage
media and delete files.
Change to another card which has enough free
space.
Set “File No.” to “Reset”.
Format the storage media.





The number of
photo files is full.
Cannot take a
photo.
-
The number of photo files that can be stored is
9,999.
Delete unnecessary files on the storage media.
Back up files to your PC or another storage
media and delete files.
Change to another card which has enough free
space.
Set “File No.” to “Reset”.
Format the storage media.





File number is full.
Cannot record
video.
-
Folder and file number have reached the maximum
number and you cannot record.
Set “File No.” to “Reset” and format the storage
media. Remember to back up important files
before formatting.

File number is full.
Cannot take a
photo.
-
Folder and file number have reached the maximum
number and you cannot record.
Set “File No.” to “Reset” and format the storage
media. Remember to back up important files
before formatting.

Check the lens
cover
Lens cover is closed. Open the lens cover. •
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Playback
Message Icon Informs that... Action
Read Error -
A problem has occurred while the camcorder was
reading data from the storage media.
Use the camcorder to format the storage media
after backing up important files to a PC or
another storage device.

Corrupted file - This file cannot be read.
Use the camcorder to format the storage media
after backing up important files to a PC or
another storage device.

Editing videos
Message Icon Informs that... Action
Cannot select
different resolution.
-
The files you want to combine have different
resolutions.
You cannot combine files that have different
resolutions.

Not enough free
space in Card.
-
You cannot edit due to insufficient space on
memory card.
Edit after deleting unnecessary files. •
Select 2 files for
combine.
- Only two files can be combined.
Combine two files first, and then combine the
resulting file with an additional file. Note that
you cannot combine files if the total size of the
combined files exceeds 1.8GB.

Total file size is over
than 1.8GB.
-
The files whose total size is likely to exceed 1.8GB
cannot be combined.
Perform a divide or partial delete function first to
delete unnecessary parts of the files, and then
perform the combine function.


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USB
Message Icon Informs that... Action
Fail Printer
Connecting
Change 'USB
Connect'
-
A problem occurred when connecting the
camcorder via USB to a printer.
Check the USB cable.
Try the connection procedure again.
Switch “USB connect” function to “PictBridge”.



Fail USB
Connecting
Change 'USB
Connect'
-
A problem occurred when connecting the
camcorder via USB to a PC.
Check the USB cable.
Try the connection procedure again.
Switch “USB connect” function to “Mass
Storage”.



Ink Error - There is a problem with an ink cartridge.
Check the ink cartridge.
Put a new ink cartridge into the printer.


Paper Error - There is a problem with the paper.
Check the paper in the printer. If there is no
paper, insert paper.

File Error - There is a problem with the file.
Your camcorder does not support this file format.
Try another file recorded on your camcorder.


Printer Error There is a problem with the printer.
Turn the printer’s power off and on.
Contact the printer manufacturer’s service centre.


Print Error - A problem occurred during printing.
Do not remove power source or eject memory
card during printing.

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SYMPTOMS AND SOLUTIONS
If these instructions do not solve your problem, contact your nearest Samsung authorised service centre.
Power
Symptom Explanation/Solution
The camcorder does not turn on.
The battery may not be installed in your camcorder. Insert the battery into the camcorder.
The inserted battery may be discharged.
Charge the battery or replace it with a charged one.
If you use the AC power adaptor, make sure it is properly connected to a wall outlet.



The power turns off automatically.
Is “Auto Power Off” set to “5 Min”? If no button is pressed for about 5 minutes, the
camcorder is automatically turned off (“Auto Power Off”). To disable this option, change
the setting of “Auto Power Off” to “Off”. ~page 75
The battery is almost exhausted. Charge the battery or replace it with a charged one.


Power cannot be turned off.
Remove the battery or unplug the AC power adaptor, and connect the power supply to
the camcorder again before turning it on.

The battery discharges quickly.
The temperature is too low.
The battery is not fully charged. Charge the battery again.
The battery has reached the end of its lifespan and cannot be recharged. Use another
battery.



Display
Symptom Explanation/Solution
The TV screen or LCD display has distorted
images or has stripes at the top/bottom or
on the left/right.
This can occur when recording or viewing a 16:9 ratio image on a 4:3 ratio TV, or vice
versa. For more details, see the display specification. ~page 82

Unknown image appears on the LCD screen.
The camcorder is in Demo mode. If you do not want to see Demo images, change the
setting “Demo” to “OFF”. ~page 79

Unknown indicator appears on the screen. A warning indicator or message appears on the screen. ~pages 93~97 •
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Display
Symptom Explanation/Solution
An afterimage remains on the LCD screen.
This occurs if you disconnect the AC power adaptor or remove the battery before turning
the power off.

The image on the LCD screen looks dark. Ambient light is too bright. Adjust the brightness and angle of the LCD. •
Recording
Symptom Explanation/Solution
Pressing the Recording start/stop button
does not start recording.
Set your camcorder to the recording mode. ~page 26
There is not enough free space to record on the storage media.
Check if memory card is not inserted or write-protect tab is set to lock.



The actual recording time is less than the
estimated recording time.
The estimated recording time may vary depending on content and features used.
When you record an object that moves fast, the actual recording time may be shortened.


The recording stops automatically.
There is no more free space for recording on the storage media. Back up important files
on your PC and format the storage media or delete the unnecessary files.
If you make recordings or delete files frequently, the performance of the storage media
deteriorates. If this occurs, format the storage media again.
If you use a memory card with low writing speed, the camcorder automatically stops
recording videos and a corresponding message appears on the LCD screen.



When recording a subject illuminated by
bright light, a vertical line appears.
This is not a malfunction. •
When the screen is exposed to direct sunlight
during recording, the screen becomes red or
black for an instant.
This is not a malfunction. •
During recording, the date/time does not
display.
“Date/Time Display” is set to “Off”. Set the “Date/Time Display” to On. ~page 68 •
You cannot record a photo image.
Set your camcorder to the photo recording mode. ~page 26
Release the lock on the write-protection tab of the memory card if any.
The storage media is full. Use a new memory card or format the storage media.
~page 77 Or remove unnecessary images. ~page 58



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Recording
Symptom Explanation/Solution
You don’t hear the shutter sound when you
record a photo image.
Set “Shutter Sound” to “ON”.
When the Mini HDMI cable or Audio/Video cable is connected to the camcorder, the
Shutter Sound is not available.


You don’t hear the beep sound.
Set “Beep Sound” to “ON”.
Beep sound is temporally off while recording videos.
When the Mini HDMI cable or Audio/Video cable is connected to the camcorder, the
Beep Sound is not available.



There is a time difference between the point
where you press the Recording start/stop
button and the point where the recorded
video starts/stops.
On your camcorder, there may be a slight time delay between the point when you press
the Recording start/stop button and the actual point where the recorded video starts/
stops. This is not an error.

Horizontal stripes appear on the images.
This occurs when recording images under a fluorescent lamp, sodium lamp, or mercury
lamp. This is not a malfunction.

Storage Media
Symptom Explanation/Solution
Memory card functions do not operate.
Insert a memory card into your camcorder properly. ~page 30
If you use a memory card formatted on a computer, format it again directly on your
camcorder. ~page 77


Image cannot be deleted.
Release the lock on the write-protect tab of the memory card (SDHC/SD memory card), if
any. ~page 31
You cannot delete a protected images. Release protection of the image using the Protect
function. ~page 59


You cannot format the memory card.
Release the lock on the write-protect tab of the memory card (SDHC/SD memory card), if
any. ~page 31
The memory card is not supported on your camcorder or card has some problems.


The data file name is not indicated correctly.
The file may be corrupted.
The file format is not supported by your camcorder.
Only the file name is displayed if the directory structure complies with the international
standard.



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Adjusting the image during recording
Symptom Explanation/Solution
Focus does not adjust automatically.
Set “Focus” to “Auto”. (Video recording mode only) ~page 53
The recording conditions are not suitable for auto focus. Adjust the focus manually. (Video
recording mode only) ~page 53
The lens is dusty on the surface. Clean the lens and check the focus.
Recording is being made in a dark location. Use a light to brighten the area.




Image’s colour balance is not natural. The white balance is incorrect. Set the proper “White Balance”. ~page 50 •
A subject passing quickly through the frame
appears distorted
This is called the focal plane phenomenon. This is not a malfunction. Because of the way
the image device (CMOS sensor) reads out video signals, a subject passing through a
frame rapidly may appear to bend, depending on the recording conditions.

Playback on your camcorder
Symptom Explanation/Solution
Playback (playback/pause) function does not
work.
Image files recorded using another device may not play back on your camcorder.
Check memory card compatibility. ~page 31


Photo images stored on a storage media are
not displayed in the actual size.
Photo images recorded on other devices may not appear in their actual size. This is not
an error.

Playback is interrupted unexpectedly. Check if the AC power adaptor or battery back is properly connected and secure. •
Playback on other devices (TV, etc.)
Symptom Explanation/Solution
You cannot view the image on or hear the
sound from the connected device.
Make sure that the connection cable is connected to the proper jack. •
The image appears distorted on a TV. This phenomenon is caused by connecting to a TV with 4:3 aspect ratio. •
You cannot view the image on or hear the
sound from a TV connected using the HDMI
cable.
The camcorder cannot output Images from the HDMI jack if the material is copyright
protected.

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Troubleshooting
Connecting/Dubbing with other devices (Recorder, PC, Printer, etc.)
Symptom Explanation/Solution
You cannot dub correctly using the HDMI
cable.
You cannot dub images using the HDMI cable. •
You cannot dub correctly using the Audio/
Video cable.
The Audio/Video cable is not connected properly. Make sure that the Audio/Video cable
is connected to the proper jack, i.e. to the input jack of the device used for dubbing
images from your camcorder. ~page 83

Your PictBridge printer cannot print photos
from your camcorder.
Your printer may not print images edited on a computer or recorded using other devices.
This is not an error.

Connecting to a computer
Symptom Explanation/Solution
Your computer does not recognise your
camcorder.
Disconnect the USB cable from the computer and camcorder, restart the computer, and
then connect the USB cable again correctly.

Cannot play back a video file properly on a
PC.
You need a video codec to play back the file recorded on your camcorder. Install the
software provided with your camcorder. ~page 88
Make sure you insert the connector in the correct direction, and connect the USB cable
to the USB jack on your camcorder firmly.
Disconnect the cable from the computer and camcorder, restart the computer, and then
connect the cable again properly.
To play back an HD video file, you need a computer with better specifications.
Use a computer with the recommended specifications. ~page 86




Intelli-studio does not function properly. Exit the Intelli-studio application, and restart the Windows computer. •
Intelli-studio does not start.
Set “PC Software” to “ON” in the Settings menu or install Intelli-studio on the computer.
~pages 70, 88

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Troubleshooting
Connecting to a computer
Symptom Explanation/Solution
Your computer is not playing videos, images,
or sound located on your camcorder
properly.
Video playback or sound may stop temporarily depending on your computer. The video
or sound copied to your computer is not affected.
If your camcorder is connected to a computer that does not support Hi-speed USB
(USB2.0), the image or sound may not play back correctly. Images, video, and sound
copied from the camcorder to your computer are not affected.


The playback screen is paused or distorted.
Check the system requirements to play back a video.
Shut down all other applications currently running on the computer.
If you play back a video on your camcorder when it is connected to a computer, the video
may not play back smoothly on the computer, depending on the transfer speed. Please
copy the file to your PC, and then play it back.



Overall operations
Symptom Explanation/Solution
The date and time are incorrect.
Has the camcorder been left unused for a long period of time?
The backup internal rechargeable battery may be discharged. ~page 28

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Additional information
MAINTENANCE
The suggestions below will help you fulfill any warranty obligations
and allow you to enjoy this product for many years.
Cautions when storing
For safekeeping of the camcorder, turn off the camcorder.
- Remove the battery.
- Remove the memory card.
Cleaning the camcorder
Before cleaning, turn off the camcorder and remove the battery.
To clean the exterior
- Wipe gently with a soft dry cloth. Do not apply excessive force
when cleaning. Gently rub the surface.
- Do not use benzene or thinner to clean the camcorder. The
exterior coating could peel off or the case could deteriorate.
To clean the LCD screen
Wipe very gently with a soft dry cloth. Be careful not to damage
the screen.



To clean the lens
Use a blower brush to remove dust, and then wipe the lens gently
with a soft cloth.
If necessary, wipe gently with lens paper or tissue.
- Mould may form if the lens is left dirty.
- If the lens looks dim, turn off the camcorder and leave it off for
about 1 hour.
LCD screen
To prolong its service life, do not rub the LCD screen with a
coarse cloth.
Be aware of the following LCD screen phenomena. They are not
malfunctions.
- When you use the camcorder, the surface around the LCD
screen may heat up.
- If you leave the power on for a long time, the surface around
the LCD screen becomes hot.
- When using the camcorder in cold conditions, an afterimage
may appear on the LCD screen.
An LCD screen is manufactured using advanced technology
which creates screens with pixel failure rates of less than 0.01%.
However, a black or bright spot (red, blue, white) may appear in
the centre of the LCD screen and up to two spots may appear
outside the centre. These spots, which are normally incurred
during the manufacturing process, do not affect the recorded
images.




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Additional information
When there is dew condensation, put the camcorder aside
for a while before using
What is dew condensation?
Dew condensation happens when a camcorder is moved to a
location where there is a significant temperature difference from
the previous location. The dew condenses on the external or
internal parts of the camcorder, and on the reflection lens. If there
is dew on or in your camcorder, it may cause the camcorder to
malfunction or damage the camcorder when you turn the power
on.
Exactly when does dew condensation occur?
When you move the camera to a location with a higher
temperature than the previous location, or when you move it to a
hot area suddenly. Examples:
- You record outside in cold weather during the winter and then
move the camera in indoors.
- You record outside in hot weather after being indoors or inside a
car where the A/C was running.
What can I do?
- Turn the power off, detach the battery, and leave the camcorder
in a dry area for 1~2 hours before using it.



Use the camcorder only after dew condensation has completely
disappeared.
Be sure to use the recommended accessories supplied with the
camcorder. For service, contact your nearest Samsung authorized
service centre.


USING YOUR CAMCORDER ABROAD
Each country or region has its own electric and colour systems.
Before using your camcorder abroad, check the following items.
Power sources
The AC adaptor provided lets you power, recharge, and use your camcorder in
any country/region that has AC power in the 100 V to 240 V, 50/60 Hz range.
You may need a commercially available AC plug adaptor depending on the
design of local wall outlets.
On TV colour systems
Your camcorder is an PAL based camcorder. If you want to view your
recordings on a TV or copy them to an external device, it must be an PAL
based TV or external device and have the appropriate Audio/Video jacks.
Otherwise, you may need to use a separate video format transcoder (For
example, an PAL to NTSC format converter).
The format transcoder is not provided by Samsung.
PAL-compatible countries/regions
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, CIS, Czech Republic,
Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Great Britain, Holland,
Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Malaysia, Mauritius,
Norway, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Spain,
Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Thailand, Tunisia, etc.
NTSC-compatible countries/regions
Bahamas, Canada, Central America, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Philippines,
Taiwan, United States of America, etc.
You can make recordings with your camcorder and view pictures
on the LCD screen anywhere in the world.


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Additional information
GLOSSARY
AF (Auto Focus)
A system that automatically focuses the camcorder lens on the subject. Your camcorder uses
the contrast to focus automatically.
Aperture
The aperture controls the amount of light that reaches the camcorder’s sensor.
Camcorder shake (Blur)
If the camcorder is moved while the shutter is open, the entire image may appear blurred. This
occurs more often when the shutter speed is slow. Prevent camcorder shake by raising the
sensitivity, using a faster shutter speed. Alternately, use a tripod, the DIS or OIS function to
stabilise the camcorder.
Composition
Composition in photography means arranging objects in a photo. Usually, abiding by the rule of
thirds leads to a good composition.
Complementary Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor (CMOS)
CMOS is an image sensor producing images approaching the quality of CCD (charge coupled
device) sensors. It consumes less power, meaning a longer battery life on your camcorder.
Digital zoom
A feature that artificially increases the amount of zoom available with zoom lens (Optical zoom).
When using the Digital zoom, the image quality will deteriorate as the magnification increases.
Effective Pixel Count
Unlike the total pixel count, this is the actual number of pixels used to capture an image.
EV (Exposure Value)
All the combinations of the camcorder’s shutter speed and lens aperture that result in the same
exposure.
Exposure
The amount of light allowed to reach the camcorder’s sensor. Exposure is controlled by a
combination of the shutter speed, the aperture value, and ISO sensitivity.
Focal length
The distance from the middle of the lens to its focal point (in millimeters). Longer focal lengths
result in narrower angles of view and the subject is magnified. Shorter focal lengths result in
wider angles of view.
F. No (F-Number)
The f-number defines the brightness of lens. Smaller number lens has generally brighter image.
The f-number is directly proportional to the focal length and inversely proportional to the lens
diameter.
*F.No=focal length/diameter of lens aperture
MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 defines the latest video coding format standardized by the ISO-IEC and
the ITU-T, in 2003. Compared with the conventional MPEG-2 format, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 has
more than twice the efficiency. Your camcorder employs MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 to encode high
definition videos.
Optical zoom
This is a general zoom which can enlarge images with a lens and does not deteriorate quality of
images.
Quality
An expression of the rate of compression used in a digital image. Higher quality images have a
lower rate of compression, which usually results in a larger file size.
Resolution
The number of pixels present in a digital image. High resolution images contain more pixels and
typically show more detail than low resolution images.
Shutter speed
Shutter speed refers to the amount of time it takes to open and close the shutter, and it is
an important factor in the brightness of a photo, as it controls the amount of light which pass
through the aperture before it reaches the image sensor. A fast shutter speed allows less time
to let light in and the photo becomes darker and more easily freezes subjects in motion.
Tele Macro
This feature allows you to capture close-up images of very small objects. When using the Tele
Macro feature, the camcorder can maintain a sharp focus on small objects at a near life-size
ratio (1:1).
White balance (colour balance)
An adjustment of the intensities of colours (typically the primary colours red, green, and blue), in
an image. The goal of adjusting the white balance, or colour balance, is to correctly render the
colours in an image.
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Model name
HMX-Q10BP/HMX-Q10TP/HMX-Q10UP/HMX-Q10PP
HMX-Q11BP/HMX-Q11TP/HMX-Q11UP/HMX-Q11PP
HMX-Q100BP/HMX-Q100TP/HMX-Q100UP/HMX-Q100PP
HMX-Q130BP/HMX-Q130TP/HMX-Q130UP/HMX-Q130PP
System
Video signal PAL
Picture compression format H.264 (MPEG-4.AVC)
Audio compression format AAC (Advanced Audio Coding)
Image device 1/4” CMOS
Effective pixels 2.07 mega pixels
Total pixels 5.1 mega pixels
Lens F1.8 ~ F2.5, x10 Optical Zoom, x20 Digital Zoom
Focal length 2.75mm ~ 27.5mm
Angle of View 57.27°(W) ~ 6.23°(T)
LCD screen
Size/dot number 2.7” Wide Touch LCD / 230k
LCD screen method TFT LCD
Connectors
Composite output 1Vp-p (75 Ω terminated)
HDMI output C type connector
Audio output -7.5 dBs (600 Ω terminated)
USB output USB 2.0
General
Power source DC 5 V, Lithium Ion battery 3.7 V
Power source type Lithium Ion battery, Power supply (100 V ~ 240 V) 50/60 Hz
Power consumption (Recording) 2.5W (LCD on)
Operating temperature 0 ˚C ~ 40 ˚C (32 ˚F~104 ˚F)
Operating humidity 40% ~ 60%
Storage temperature -20 ˚C ~ 60 ˚C (-4 ˚F ~ 140 ˚F)
Storage media Memory card (SD/SDHC) (not supplied)
External dimensions (WxHxD) Approx. 43.7mm (1.72 inches) x 53.3mm (2.1 inches) x119.4mm (4.7 inches)
Weight Approx. 185.9g (0.41 lb, 6.56 oz) (Except for Lithium Ion battery)
Internal MIC Omni-directional stereo microphone
 The technical specifications and design may be changed without notice.
Specifications
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80111-SAMSUNG (80111 7267864) from land line, local
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CIS
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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.
RoHS compliant
Our product complies with “The Restriction Of
the use of certain Hazardous Substances in
electrical and electronic equipment”, and we
do not use the 6 hazardous materials- Cadmium(Cd), Lead (Pb),
Mercury (Hg), Hexavalent Chromium (Cr +6), Poly Brominated
Biphenyls (PBBs), Poly Brominated Diphenyl Ethers(PBDEs)- in our
products.

Before reading this user manual
SAFETY WARNINGS
What the icons and signs in this user manual mean; Safety Icon
WARNING CAUTION

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON USE
Meaning

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 HMX-Q10BP, HMX-Q10TP, HMX-Q10UP, HMX-Q10PP, HMX-Q11BP, HMX-Q11TP, HMX-Q11UP, HMX-Q11PP, HMX-Q100BP, HMX-Q100TP, HMX-Q100UP, HMX-Q100PP, HMX-Q130BP, HMX-Q130TP, HMX-Q130UP, HMX-Q130PP models. • Illustrations of model HMX-Q10BP 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” page 63 ): Records in the Full HD (1920x1080/ - “Full HD 1080/50i” ( ) will appear on 50i) format. (If set, the corresponding icon ( the screen.) The following terms are used in this manual: • ‘Scene’ refers to the point where you press the Recording Start/ Stop button to start recording until you press again to stop the recording. • The terms ‘photo’ and ‘still image’ are used interchangeably and have the same meaning.

There is a potential risk of death or serious injury. There is a potential risk of personal injury or damage to the product. To reduce the risk of fire, explosion, electric shock, or personal injury when using your camcorder, follow these basic safety precautions. Here are hints or page number references you will find helpful when you operate the camcorder. 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.

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.

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Before reading this user manual
Before using this camcorder
• This camcorder records video in H.264 (MPEG4/AVC) format. • You can play back and edit the video recorded by the camcorder on a personal computer using the internal software of this camcorder. • 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. • Recorded contents may be lost due to a mistake when handling the camcorder or memory card, etc. Samsung will not provide 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 copy them 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, we strongly recommend that you obtain permission beforehand. • For Open Source licenses information, refer to the “Opensource-Q10.pdf” in the provided CD-ROM.

Notes regarding trademarks
• 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. Furthermore, “™” and “®” are not mentioned in each case in this manual. • The SD logo is a trademark. The SDHC logo is a trademark. • Microsoft®, Windows®, Windows Vista®, Windows® 7, and DirectX® are either registered trademarks or trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. • Intel®, Core™, Core 2 Duo®, and Pentium® are the registered trademarks or trademarks of the Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries. • AMD and Athlon™ are either registered trademarks or trademarks of AMD 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. • twitter is a trademark of twitter Inc. • Picasa is a trademark of Google 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.

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Safety information
The safety precautions illustrated below are to prevent personal injury or material damages. Heed all instructions carefully.
WARNING There is a potential risk of death or serious injury. CAUTION There is a potential risk of personal injury or damage to the product. Prohibited action. Do not touch the product.

Do not disassemble the product.

This precaution must be followed.

Unplug from the power supply.

WARNING

Do not overload outlets or extension cords as this may result in abnormal heat or fire.

Using the camcorder at temperatures over 60 (140 ) 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.

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No oil! Oil entering the camcorder or AC power adaptor could cause electric shock, malfunctions or defects.

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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.

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.

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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 connect the AC adaptor unless the plug can be fully inserted with no part of the blades exposed.

Do not dispose of the battery in a fire as it may explode.

Never use cleaning fluid or similar chemicals to clean the camcorder. Do not spray cleaners directly on the camcorder.

Keep the camcorder away from water when using it near the beach or pool or when it rains. There is a risk of malfunction or electric shock.

Keep the used lithium battery or memory card out of the reach of children. If the lithium battery or memory card is swallowed by a child, consult physician immediately.

Do not plug or unplug the power cord with wet hands. There is a risk of electric shock.

Keep the power-cord unplugged when not in use or during lightning storms. There is a risk of fire.

When cleaning the AC adaptor, unplug the power-cord. There is a risk of malfunction or electric shock.

If the camcorder emits 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.

If the camcorder malfunctions, immediately detach the AC adaptor or battery from the camcorder. There is a risk of fire or injury.

Do not attempt to disassemble, repair, or modify the camcorder or the AC adaptor to avoid a risk of fire or electric shock.

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Safety information
CAUTION

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 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. This 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 expose the camcorder to soot or steam. Thick soot or steam could damage the camcorder case or cause a malfunction.

Do not use the camcorder near dense exhaust gas generated by gasoline or diesel engines, or near a corrosive gas such as hydrogen sulfide. 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.

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electric shock or personal injuries caused by abnormal operation. Keep important data separately. If any problem occurs with the product. Do not place the camcorder with the open LCD screen down. Do not use the camcorder near a TV or radio: This could cause distortion on the TV screen or interference in the radio broadcasts. or for damage caused by unauthorised accessories. explosion. Do not leave the LCD screen open when not using the camcorder. The exterior coating could peel off or the surface could deteriorate. Do not use the camcorder near sources of strong radio waves or magnetism such as speakers or large motors. Use the optional accessories according to their safety instructions. Place the camcorder on a stable surface that is well ventilated. Use Samsung-approved accessories only. fire. Using products from other manufacturers may cause overheating. There is also a risk of defect or electric shock when using outdoors during lightning storms. for fires or electric shocks. Do not wipe the camcorder body with benzene or thinner. Samsung is not responsible for any malfunctions. The LCD screen could detach and the camcorder may fall. 7 . you must pull the plug out of the socket to disconnect the power completely.Safety information Do not expose the camcorder to sudden changes in temperature or high humidity. Samsung is not responsible for data loss. Only plug the adaptor plug into a socket that is easily accessible. Do not hold the camcorder by the LCD monitor when lifting it. Manufacturers of unauthorised accessories compatible with this camcorder are responsible for their own products. Noise from these sources could distort the video or audio you are recording. Turning off the power button on the product does not completely disconnect the power.

....................................................... 41 CHANGING THE PLAYBACK MODE ................................................................................... 53 Focus ........................ 39 ................................ 51 Back Light .......................................................................... 35 Special effects for recordings ........................................................ 57 Editing videos and photos ............................. 36 RECORDING PHOTOS.... 14 WHAT'S INCLUDED WITH YOUR CAMCORDER ................................... 29 Getting ready to start recording ............................................... 15 IDENTIFYING THE SCREEN DISPLAYS................................................... 40 Basic playback ........................... 58 Delete .................................... 25 TURNING YOUR CAMCORDER ON/OFF ...Nite..................... 31 RECORDABLE TIME AND CAPACITY ....... 23 Using the menu items ................................... Shot ........................................................... 21 INSERTING/EJECTING THE BATTERY.............. 58 Protect ................ 51 Self Timer ............................................. 41 PLAYING VIDEOS ............ 42 VIEWING PHOTOS ................................... 45 Getting started .......... 38 RECORDING WITH EASE FOR BEGINNERS (SMART AUTO)....... 25 SETTING THE OPERATION MODES .......................................................... 36 8 RECORDING VIDEOS................................. 14 LOCATION OF CONTROLS...................................................................................................................... 30 INSERTING/EJECTING A MEMORY CARD (NOT SUPPLIED) .............. 62 Basic recording ..................................................... 26 USING THE TOUCH SCREEN .................... 52 Cont............ 55 Digital Effect ............................................................ 33 USING THE GRIP BELT................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 50 White Balance .............................. 48 Advanced recordings.................... 53 Basic operation of the camcorder .................................................................................. 26 SETTING THE TIME ZONE AND DATE/TIME FOR THE FIRST TIME............................................. 22 CHECKING THE BATTERY STATE ........................................................................... 60 Combine ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 54 Fader ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 61 File Info ......................................................................................... 30 SELECTING A SUITABLE MEMORY CARD (NOT SUPPLIED) ................ 34 ADJUSTING THE LCD SCREEN .................................................................. 50 EV (Exposure Value) .... 28 SELECTING THE OSD LANGUAGE........................................................................................................ 10 Getting to know the camcorder ........ 21 CHARGING THE BATTERY ........................Contents Quick start guide ..... 47 MENU ITEMS ............................................. 54 Time Lapse REC .......................... 47 HANDLING MENUS .... 52 Super C.......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 17 ZOOMING ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 59 Divide ..

...................................................................... 84 DIRECT PRINTING WITH A PICTBRIDGE PRINTER ....................................................................... 78 Demo ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 72 Time Zone .......................... 63 Video Resolution............................................. 72 File No....................................... 67 Date/Time Display ..... 83 DUBBING TO A VCR OR DVD/HDD RECORDER ...................... 86 WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH A WINDOWS COMPUTER ........................................................................................ 69 Auto LCD Off .................................................... 80 CONNECTING TO A REGULAR TV ..................................................... 75 Quick On STBY ......................... 104 USING YOUR CAMCORDER ABROAD .............................................................................................................................................. 82 Dubbing videos ............................................................................. 65 Thumbnail ....................... 64 Tele Macro ............................................................. 63 Photo Resolution .......................................................................................................................................................... 71 Card Info ......................................................................... 81 VIEWING ON A TV SCREEN............................................................ 104 MAINTENANCE ................ 73 Date Type ........................................................................................................................ 106 Specifications .... 84 Using with a Windows computer ............................................................................................ 105 GLOSSARY ..................................................................... 73 Date/Time Set ......................................... 77 Format........... 70 USB Connect ................................... 66 Slide Show Option ...................... 77 Default Set............................................................... 86 USING THE Intelli-studio PROGRAMME .............................................................................................................................................. 71 Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)... 63 OIS Duo ................ 70 TV Connect Guide .................................................................................................................. 91 Troubleshooting............................................................ 69 PC Software ... 74 Beep Sound ......................................................................Contents Other settings.......................................................................................................................... 98 Additional information ..................................................................... 93 SYMPTOMS AND SOLUTIONS .................. 79 Connecting to a TV .......... 66 LCD Brightness ........................................................... 74 Shutter Sound .................................................................................. 76 Switch Grip....... .............................................................................................................................................. 73 Time Type ................................................... 65 Video Play Option ..... 107 9 .................................................................................... 87 USING AS A REMOVABLE STORAGE DEVICE ............................... 67 Guideline ............................................................................................................................................................................................................... 68 TV Display .............................................................................................................. 83 Printing photos ............................................................................................... 80 CONNECTING TO A HIGH DEFINITION TV WITH HDMI ............ 93 WARNING INDICATORS AND MESSAGES ... 64 Digital Zoom ............................................................................................ 78 Language . 68 HDMI TV Out ..................... 75 Auto Power Off .............................

264 format that is convenient to email and share with your friends and family. 10 .Quick start guide This quick start guide introduces the basic operation and features of your camcorder. STEP 1: Get ready 1 Insert the battery to the camcorder. You can also take photos with your camcorder. STEP 2: Record with your camcorder Recording start/stop button Zoom dial 2 3 LCD screen Your camcorder turns on when you open the LCD screen. You can record videos in H. Charge the battery fully. page 30 • You can use commercially available SDHC or SD memory cards with this camcorder. page 21 • Make sure that the SAMSUNG logo is facing down and the battery is placed as shown in the figure. Insert a memory card. See the reference pages for more information. page 22 • The battery is fully charged when the charging indicator light turns green.264 format! You can record videos in H.

Select the video recording mode by touching the Video recording mode ( ) tab. Using ‘Quick On STBY’ by opening/closing the LCD screen. When you close the LCD screen. • To stop recording. your camcorder goes to the Quick On STBY mode (power saving mode). press the Recording start/stop button. Recording photos Your camcorder can record high quality photos with a 16:9 aspect ratio. You can start recording quickly when you open the LCD screen.264 compression technology give you the clearest video quality. You can also record with SD (standard definition) video quality.Quick start guide Recording videos Your camcorder uses advanced H. Select the photo recording mode by touching the Photo recording mode ( ) tab. STBY 00:00:00 [253Min] 1 2 Open the LCD screen. page 76 11 . The default video resolution setting is “Full HD 1080/50i”. 1 2 Open the LCD screen. • The shutter sound is heard and the photo is recorded. 00:00:00 [253Min] 3 Press the Recording start/stop button. 9999 3 Press the Recording start/stop button.

• A new file saving screen appears with the Intelli-studio main window. Viewing on a high definition TV You can enjoy HD (high definition) videos on an HDTV. page 80 12 You can also play back videos on a SD (standard definition) image quality TV. see pages 86~90 1 Touch the Playback ( mode. STEP4: Save recorded videos or photos Simple and fun! Enjoy the various features of the internal Intelli-studio programme on your Windows computer. STBY 00:00:00 [253Min] ) tab on the LCD screen in STBY Importing and viewing videos/photos from the camcorder to your PC 1 2 Touch the thumbnail ( image. page 81 .Quick start guide STEP3: Play back videos or photos Viewing videos or photos on the LCD screen You can find recordings quickly by using the thumbnail index view. Using the Intelli-studio programme built into your camcorder. For details. Click “Yes”. and edit or share the videos/photos with your friends and family. you can import videos/photos into your computer. then touch the desired Start the Intelli-studio programme by connecting the camcorder to your PC with a USB cable. / ) tab. and the uploading procedure starts.

page 90 13 . Then you can record new videos or photos on newly freed up space. Contents Manager Saved files into your PC Intelli-studio runs automatically after you connect your camcorder to a Windows computer if you have set “PC Software: ON” in the Settings menu. Touch the Playback ( screen. you cannot record new videos or photos. Delete videos or photos that you have saved to a computer from the camcorder’s storage media. page 70 STEP5: Delete videos or photos If the storage media is full. Date. Sharing videos/photos on Web sites Share your contents with the world by uploading videos and photos directly to a web site with a single click.Quick start guide 2 The new files are saved to your PC and registered to “Contents Manager” on the Intelli-studio programme. Click “Share” “Upload” on the browser. • You can arrange the files by different criteria such as Face. etc. page 58 ) tab Delete ( ) tab on the LCD Folders directory on your PC 3 Double-click on the file you would like to playback.

SAMSUNG is not responsible for reduced battery life time or malfunctions caused by any unauthorised use of accessories such as the AC power adaptor or the batteries. call Samsung’s Customer Care centre. See page 31 for memory cards compatible with your camcorder. Parts and accessories can be purchased after consulting with your local Samsung dealer. A memory card is not included. The contents may vary depending on the sales region. Battery (BP125A) AC power adaptor (AA-MA9) Audio/Video cable Checking your accessories USB cable User manual CD Quick start guide Optional accessories Model name HMX-Q10BP/HMX-Q11BP/ HMX-Q100BP/HMX-Q130BP HMX-Q10TP/HMX-Q11TP/ HMX-Q100TP/HMX-Q130TP HMX-Q10UP/HMX-Q11UP/ HMX-Q100UP/HMX-Q130UP HMX-Q10PP/HMX-Q11PP/ HMX-Q100PP/HMX-Q130PP Colour Black Internal memory Lens Mini HDMI cable External battery charger (IA-BC9UA4) Memory card Carrying case Titan Silver No Blue Pink X10 (Optical) X20 (Digital) • • • • 14 Although some features of the models are different. . Your camcorder includes the user manual CD and printed quick start guide. • The exact appearance of each item may vary by model. they operate in the same way.Getting to know the camcorder WHAT'S INCLUDED WITH YOUR CAMCORDER Your new camcorder comes with the following accessories. If any of these items is missing from your box.

15 .Getting to know the camcorder LOCATION OF CONTROLS Front/Left 1 2 3 Lens Internal microphone Charging indicator Home ( ) button 3 4 1 2 6 7 8 9 5 6 7 8 9 10 LCD screen (Touch screen) Internal speaker Jack cover (AV/HDMI/USB) AV (Audio/Video) jack HDMI jack USB jack 3 4 5 10 Be careful not to cover the internal microphone and lens during recording.

Getting to know the camcorder Rear/Right/Bottom 1 1 Lens open/close switch Grip belt DC IN jack Jack cover (DC IN) Zoom dial Recording start/stop button Battery slot Memory card slot Battery/Memory card cover Battery release switch Tripod receptacle 2 3 4 5 3 4 5 6 2 10 11 6 7 8 9 10 11 7 8 9 16 .

• For warning indicators and messages. page 26 Video recording mode STBY 00:00:00 [253Min] Left of the LCD screen Indicator / / Meaning Smart Auto mode/Manual mode /Art Film mode Video/Photo recording mode tab Zoom tab Playback tab Right of the LCD screen Indicator Meaning Storage media (Memory card) Battery information (remaining charge level) Optical zoom/Digital zoom bar Video resolution Tele Macro 01/JAN/2011 00:00 Centre of the LCD screen Indicator STBY / OIS Duo Meaning Operating status (standby/recording /pause) Time counter (video recording time) Remaining recordable time Time Zone (Visit) / 00:00:00 [253Min] • The on-screen indicators are based on an 32GB SDHC memory card capacity. 01/JAN/2011 00:00 Date/Time 17 . see pages 93~97 • The illustrated items above and their positions can be changed without notice to improve performance. • This On Screen Display (OSD) is shown in the video recording mode only. Different indicators appear depending on the setting values.Getting to know the camcorder IDENTIFYING THE SCREEN DISPLAYS The available functions vary depending on the operation mode you have selected. • The screen above is an example and may differ from the actual display. • Select the video recording mode.

01/JAN/2011 00:00 Date/Time 18 . • The largest number the OSD Image Counter can display is “9. page 26 Photo recording mode 9999 9 Left of the LCD screen Indicator / / Meaning Smart Auto mode/Manual mode /Art Film mode Video/Photo recording mode tab Zoom tab Playback tab Right of the LCD screen Indicator Meaning Storage media (Memory card) Battery information (remaining charge level) Optical zoom/Digital zoom bar Photo resolution Tele Macro OIS Duo 01/JAN/2011 00:00 Centre of the LCD screen Indicator 9999 Meaning Photo image counter (total number of recordable photos) Time Zone (Visit) • The total number of recordable photos is based on available space on the storage media.Getting to know the camcorder • This On Screen Display (OSD) is shown in the photo recording mode only.999”. • Select the photo recording mode.

• Select the video playback mode.Getting to know the camcorder • This On Screen Display (OSD) is shown in the video playback mode only. page 41 Video playback mode : Thumbnail view Indicator Meaning Video thumbnail view tab Photo thumbnail view tab Combine tab Indicator Delete tab Meaning Video recording mode tab Erase protection Video playback mode: Single view 00:00:20/ 00:01:03 100_0001 Top of the LCD screen Indicator Meaning Video playback mode Bottom of the LCD screen Indicator Volume tab Thumbnail view tab MENU tab Playback related function tab (skip/search/pause/playback/ slow playback/frame by frame playback) Meaning / 00:00:00/00:00:55 Operating status (playback/pause etc.) Time code (elapsed time/recorded time) File name (File number) Storage media (memory card) Battery information (remaining battery level) Playback progress bar Video resolution Video playback option Erase protection 100_0001 19 .

1 Playback zoom (X1. page 41 Photo playback mode: Thumbnail view Indicator Meaning Video thumbnail view tab Photo thumbnail view tab Delete tab Indicator Meaning Photo recording mode tab Erase protection Photo playback mode: Single view 1/12 100_0001 Top of the LCD screen Indicator X1.1 1/12 100_0001 Bottom of the LCD screen Meaning Indicator Meaning Thumbnail view tab MENU tab Slide show start tab Photo playback mode Photo image counter (current image/total number of recorded images) File name (file number) Storage media (memory card) Battery information (remaining battery level) Photo resolution Erase protection X1.Getting to know the camcorder • This On Screen Display (OSD) is shown in the photo playback mode only. • Select the photo playback mode.0) 20 .1 ~ X8.

• Purchase extra batteries to allow continuous use of your camcorder. 21 . 1 2 3 Slide and open the battery slot cover as shown in the figure. there is a danger of overheating.Getting started INSERTING/EJECTING THE BATTERY Battery release switch To insert the battery To eject the battery 1 2 3 Slide and open the battery slot cover as shown in the figure. fire. Close the battery slot cover. Slide the Battery release switch in the direction as shown in the figure and pull out the battery. Insert the battery into the battery slot until it locks. • Make sure that the SAMSUNG logo is facing down and the battery is placed as shown in the figure. or explosion. Close the battery slot cover. • Samsung is not responsible for problems that are caused by using unapproved batteries. If you use batteries from other manufacturers.

If you use the camcorder while you are charging the battery. • The charging indicator lights up and charging starts. page 21 • To charge. Use the AC power adaptor or battery to power the camcorder. Otherwise. • Please make sure that there are no foreign substances on plug and in the socket when you connect the AC power supply to the camcorder. and then connect the other end to a USB port of a PC. • Make sure to turn off the camcorder before disconnecting the AC power adaptor. and then plug the AC Power adaptor in the wall outlet. Charge the battery using the AC power adaptor or the USB cable. USB charging time may depend on the type of USB host on your PC. You cannot operate the camcorder using USB power only. Using the AC power adaptor Connect the AC power adaptor to the camcorder properly.Getting started CHARGING THE BATTERY You can charge the battery using the AC power adaptor or the USB cable. • Use a nearby wall outlet when using the AC power adaptor. • • • • • • When charging. After the battery is fully charged. the charging indicator turns green. the AC power adaptor will override the USB. Using the USB cable Connect the USB cable to the camcorder properly. 22 . charging may take longer. • Do not place the AC Adaptor in a confined space when you use it. If you need one. Disconnect the AC power adaptor from the wall outlet immediately if any malfunction occurs while using your camcorder. purchase it from your distributor. • Insert the battery into the camcorder. you can damage the storage media or data. Be sure to use the included AC power adaptor to power the camcorder. such as between a wall and a piece of furniture. if both the USB cable and AC power adaptor are connected. An AC plug adaptor is required in some foreign countries. Using other AC power adaptors could cause electric shock or result in fire. You can use the AC power adaptor around the world. use the supplied AC power adaptor or the USB cable.

Getting started CHECKING THE BATTERY STATE You can check the charging state and remaining battery capacity. STBY 00:00:00 [253Min] To check the charging state The colour of the LED indicates the power or charging state. Change the battery as soon as possible. the camcorder turns off. Battery level indicator State Fully charged 25~50% used 50~75% used 75~95% used Message - (Orange) Charging 95~98% used Exhausted (flickers): The camcorder will be forced to turn off after 3 minutes. Low ambient temperature may affect the use time. 23 . Battery level display The battery level display shows the amount of battery power remaining in the battery. (Green) Fully charged - “Low Battery” The figures above are based on a fully charged battery at a normal temperature. After 3 seconds.

• Charging time: Approximate time in minutes required to fully charge a completely exhausted battery. The connection is the same as that for battery charging. ‘Full HD’ stands for high definition image quality and ‘SD’ stands for standard image quality. Full HD Approx. and the indicator colour changes to green. 105 min. dry place. drain the charge completely once every 3 months to keep the battery functioning properly.Store the battery in a stable. The battery may discharge 2-3 times faster than this reference if you use the recording start/stop. .The battery may be completely discharged. . • The charging time will vary depending on the charge remaining in the battery. the battery may not fully operate even if you charge it. fully charge the battery and then. 120 min. About the battery • Battery Properties A lithium-ion battery is small-sized and has a high capacity. • Remove the battery and the memory card from the camcorder and disconnect the AC power adaptor after use. • Times shown above are measured under Samsung’s test conditions.If you install a battery with the damaged terminal into the camcorder. operating. • Recording/Playback time: Approximate time available when you have fully charged the battery.Battery capacity decreases over time and through repeated use. .The cold temperature may shorten the available recording time. .Temperatures that are too high or too low shorten the battery lifetime. .A small amount of battery power is consumed when the battery is stored in the camcorder even if the camcorder power is off. . • Recycle or dispose of your dead batteries properly. • The battery is charged over 95% after about 2 hours. SD Approx. you can damage the camcorder. Your times may differ. Approx. To store the battery. Prepare additional batteries with the expectation that the actual recording time is about 1/3 to 1/2 of the times listed above. then install it in the camcorder. and environmental conditions. 270 min. and the playback functions. 160 min. 140 min. It takes about 2 hours and 40 minutes for the battery to charge 100%. (Recommended temperature : 59ºF ~ 77ºF (15ºC~ 25ºC).Each battery’s life is affected by storage. Continuous Recording (without zoom) The continuous recording time above shows the available recording time when you record without using any other function after recording starts. if it has been installed and left in the camcorder for a long period of time.If the battery is not used for a long time. • We recommend using the AC power adaptor when using the Time Lapse REC function. depending on your usage and conditions. . put the battery into your pocket to warm it. cool and dry place. page 22 . If decreased usage time between charges becomes significant. . the zoom. • The recording and playback times will be shorter when you use your camcorder in low temperatures. • The battery lifetime is limited.The battery terminals can become rusty or malfunction if the battery is stored in a smoky or dusty location. Low ambient temperature (below 50ºF (10ºC)) may shorten its usage time and affect its function.Getting started Available running time for the battery Battery type Charging time Video resolution Continuous recording time Playback time BP125A Using the AC power adaptor: approx. Using the USB cable: approx. using your camcorder. it is probably time to replace the battery with a new one. recommended humidity: 40%~ 60%) . remove it from your camcorder and put it in a cool. • Make sure to store the battery separately after use. . Before recording in low temperatures. Approx. • Check whether the battery terminal is damaged if the battery falls or is dropped. If this occurs. 120 min. Using an AC power source 24 We recommend that you use the AC power adaptor to power the camcorder from a household AC outlet when recording and playing the camcorder indoors. • Charge an extra battery before using the camcorder outdoors in cold temperatures.Carry the supplied AC power adaptor to charge the battery while travelling. .

Basic operation of the camcorder TURNING YOUR CAMCORDER ON/OFF Home ( ) button • The camcorder operates the self-diagnosis function when you turn it on. When using this camcorder for the first time When you use your camcorder for the first time or reset it. pages 93~97 • If the Quick On STBY function is set to 5 Min and you close the LCD screen when the power is on. the power saving mode activates. press and hold the Home ( or close the LCD screen. ) button 2 25 . To turn off the camcorder. the time zone screen appears at start-up. the time zone screen appears every time you turn on the camcorder. Select your geographical location and then set the date and time. close the LCD screen and open it again. LCD screen 1 Turn on the camcorder by opening the LCD screen. • Your camcorder turns on automatically when you open the LCD screen. page 76 • The camcorder turns on automatically if connecting the AC power adaptor or inserting the battery to the camcorder with the LCD screen open. • To turn the camcorder on when the LCD screen is already open. page 28 If you do not set the date and time.

or “Art Film” on the Home menu. “Manual”. USING THE TOUCH SCREEN The touch screen lets you playback and recording with a simple touch of your finger. Touching each tab switches to the respective mode. • You can switch to the desired recording mode by touching “Smart Auto”. STBY 00:00:00 [253Min] Touch Slightly touch the items to select or execute with your finger. • You can also switch directly to the recording mode when pressing the Recording start/stop button in the playback mode. STBY 00:00:00 [253Min] Smart Auto Manual Art Film Album Settings 26 . Switching to the playback mode You can switch to the playback mode by touching “Album” on the Home menu. touch the items displayed on the screen. page 47 • You can also switch the operation mode directly into the playback thumbnail display by touching the Playback ( ) tab in STBY mode. touch the Video recording mode ( ) or Photo recording mode ( ) tab. Switching to the recording mode In STBY mode.Basic operation of the camcorder SETTING THE OPERATION MODES You can easily switch the operating mode by touching the tabs on the LCD screen. Place your hand on the rear side of the LCD screen to support it. Then.

• If you leave a film attached for a long while. Touch one point at a time.Basic operation of the camcorder Drag Drag the touch screen to up. depending on the recording conditions. left. Full display mode STBY 00:00:00 [253Min] Minimum display mode STBY • Do not place any protective film on the LCD screen. • Be careful not to accidentally press the button near the LCD screen while using the touch screen. down. • The camcorder does not recognise touches if you touch more than two points on the screen at the same time. Each time you touch the LCD screen. the full and minimum display modes alternate. or right to select the desired items or files. Warning indicators and messages may appear. • The tabs and indicators that appear on the LCD screen depend on the current recording/playback status of your camcorder. Switching the information display mode You can switch the on-screen information display mode. pages 93~97 27 . strong adhesion between the film and the surface of the screen may cause a malfunction of the touch screen.

based on the “Home” item. • Set “Date/Time Display” to On. 01 JAN 2011 28 . • If you have not used the camcorder for about 2 weeks and you have not connected the AC power or the battery to it. • If the battery is depleted.Lisbon [GMT-00:00] 01/JAN/2011 00:00 Internal rechargeable battery • Your camcorder includes a internal rechargeable battery that retains the date and time settings even after the power is turned off. Home ) or ) tab. Date / Time Set Date Month Year Charging the internal rechargeable battery • The internal battery is always recharged while your camcorder is connected to the AC power or while the battery is attached.Basic operation of the camcorder SETTING THE TIME ZONE AND DATE/TIME FOR THE FIRST TIME Set the date and time of your local area when turning on this camcorder for the first time. If this occurs. you need to recharge the internal rechargeable battery (see below). and then press the ( • The “Date/Time Set” screen appears. • The date/time setting finishes. and then touch the ( tab. the internal battery fully discharges. and then set the time by touching the corresponding item or dragging it to up or down. 4 Touch the time ( ) tab. Select your local area on the map by touching the left ( right ( ) tab on the LCD screen. • The time zone (“Home”) screen appears based on Lisbon and London (Greenwich Mean Time). If this occurs. ) London. • You can set the year up to 2037. charge the internal battery by connecting the camcorder to the supplied AC adaptor for 24 hours. page 68 • Activating the ( ) icon moves the time forward by 1 hour. 5 Make sure the clock is correctly set. 3 Set the date by touching the corresponding item or dragging it to up or down. Date / Time Set Hr Min 1 2 00 00 Open the LCD screen to turn on the camcorder. the current date/time values are reset to the default values. and then re-set the current date and time.

• Drag the LCD screen to up or down until the desired language appears.Basic operation of the camcorder SELECTING THE OSD LANGUAGE You can select the language in which the camcorder displays the menu screen or messages. 29 . • The camcorder displays the menus screen and messages in the language you selected. >> Language English Français Deutsch 4 Touch the Return ( ) tab to complete the setting. • Drag the LCD screen to up or down until “General” appears. 1 2 Press the Home ( ) button touch “Settings” “General”. • Drag the LCD screen to up or down until “Language” Supported languages English Español Norsk Magyar Hrvatski ไทย Português Dansk Română Українська Türkçe Français Nederlands Polski Български Русский Deutsch Svenska Čeština Ελληνικά Italiano Suomi Slovensky Srpski appears. Touch “Language”. 3 Touch the desired language. > General Format Default Set Language Demo ON • “Language” options may be changed without prior notice. The camcorder retains the language setting even when you turn it off. • The date and time format may change depending on the language you selected. • The camcorder retains the language you select even when not connected to the battery or AC power.

Close the memory card cover. Gently push the memory card to eject it. The compatibility with the camcorder may vary depending on the manufacturer and the type of memory card. • To avoid the data loss. 1 2 3 Slide and open the memory card cover as shown in the figure. turn off the camcorder by pressing and hold the Home ( ) button before inserting or ejecting the memory card. Insert the memory card into the card slot until it softly clicks. The memory card may suddenly pop out. • Make sure that the terminal portion of the card is facing down and the camcorder is placed as shown in the figure. Your camcorder supports only SD and SDHC cards.Getting ready to start recording INSERTING/EJECTING A MEMORY CARD (NOT SUPPLIED) To insert a memory card To eject a memory card 1 2 3 Slide and open the memory card cover as shown in the figure. Close the memory card cover. 30 . • Be careful not to push the memory card too hard.

Normal operation is not guaranteed with SD cards bigger than 2GB. move the switch down. • MMC (Multi Media Card) and MMC Plus are not supported. use a memory card that supports faster write speeds (above SDHC Class 6 card). • Compatible memory card capacity: SD 1GB ~ 2GB. • After you modify the name of a file or folder stored in the memory card using your PC.00) of the SD card and supports capacities above 4GB. 2. Setting the switch prevents accidental erasure of files recorded on the card. • SD/SDHC memory cards have a mechanical write-protection switch. We recommend you make a back-up of important data separately on the hard disk of your PC. your camcorder may not recognise the modified file. SDHC 4GB ~ 32GB • For video recording. 31 . <SD> Terminals <SDHC> Terminals Usable memory card (1GB~32GB) Protection tab Protection tab SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) cards • An SDHC card is a higher version (Ver. We recommend you use an SDHC card. and playback may cause data loss. To enable writing. • SDHC cards cannot be used with current SD enabled host devices. SD cards up to 2GB are supported by this camcorder. deleting. Common cautions for memory cards • Damaged data may not be recoverable. recording.Getting ready to start recording SELECTING A SUITABLE MEMORY CARD (NOT SUPPLIED) Compatible memory cards • This camcorder can be used with SD and SDHC cards. • Turning the power off or removing a memory card during an operation such as formatting. To set write protection. move the switch up in the direction of the terminals.

• You have to format newly-purchased memory cards. For best results. • MLC (Multi Level Cell) system: only lower write speed is supported. • Be careful to keep the memory card out of the reach of children. • SLC (Single Level Cell) system: faster write speed enabled. who might swallow it. You may even lose your video data during the recording. This is normal and is not a malfunction. • A memory card has a certain life span. • Do not paste anything other than the label provided with the card on the label pasting area of the card. Please record at a lower resolution”. In an attempt to preserve every bit of the recorded video. Samsung is not responsible for damage of recorded contents caused by such reasons. If you are unavoidably using a low speed memory card. • Make sure to format the memory card on this camcorder. or subject the card to strong impacts. • Do not place foreign substances on the memory card terminals.Getting ready to start recording Handling a memory card • We recommend that you power off the camcorder before inserting or removing the memory card to avoid data loss. you have to purchase a new memory card. we recommend using a memory card that supports a faster write speed. the more memory the camcorder uses. 32 . memory cards with data that your camcorder cannot recognise or with data saved by other devices. the camcorder forcibly stores the video on the memory card and displays a warning: “Low speed card. Use a soft dry cloth to clean the terminals if required. the resolution of the recording may be lower than the set value. Using a lower write speed memory card for recording video may cause difficulties when storing. page 63 The higher the resolution and quality. using it on this camcorder without formatting may find trouble with recording and/or playback. If the memory card had been formatted by a PC or other device. depending on the manufacturer and production system. • Do not use a damaged memory card. If you cannot record new data. • Do not bend. • After a period of use. the memory card may get warm. drop. Note that formatting erases all data on the memory card and deleted data cannot be recovered. including loss caused by any PC virus. The camcorder supports SD and SDHC memory cards. giving you a wider choice of cards! The data storage speed may differ. • We recommend using a memory card case to prevent data loss from motion or static electricity. • Samsung is not responsible for data loss due to misuse.

9M 2944X1656 931 1861 3721 7440 9999 9999 2M 1920X1080 1173 2346 4654 9402 9999 9999 (Unit: Approximate number of images) Full HD 1080/50i 8 15 30 61 125 253 1GB 1. • The higher the quality and resolution. • When a video file exceeds 1. • The recording length of a Time Lapse REC may vary depending on settings. a new video file is created automatically.000 bytes : Actual formatted capacity may be less as the internal firmware uses a portion of the memory. Accordingly.Getting ready to start recording RECORDABLE TIME AND CAPACITY Listed below are the available video recording times and the number of photos the camcorder can take. the more memory the camcorder uses. Recordable number of photos Storage media (Capacity) Resolution 1GB 2GB 4GB 8GB 16GB 32GB Recording time available for video in minutes Storage media (Capacity) Resolution 1GB 2GB 4GB 8GB 16GB 32GB 4. • The maximum number of recordable photo and video files is 9999. respectively. but the image quality may suffer. by card memory size and resolution. the recording time may vary. • The bit rate automatically adjusts to the image being recorded. SD 576/50p 32 63 126 254 521 1051 (Unit: Approximate minutes of recording) 33 . Refer to the recordable video time and the number of photos when recording videos or taking photos.8GB. • Lower resolution and quality increases the recording time. • Memory cards bigger than 32GB may not operate normally.000. HD 720/50p 11 21 42 86 177 357 • Actual recording times may differ depending on the recording conditions and the subject.000.

Switch grip (Either handed grip) The camcorder is designed for you to use conveniently with either your right or left hand. the grip belt hook of the camcorder may be damaged. 34 . If you want to use this function. page 77 STBY 00:00:00 [253Min] <When you hold the camcorder with your left hand> STBY 00:00:00 [253Min] <When you hold the camcorder with your right hand> If you make the grip belt too tight and use excessive force to insert your hand.Getting ready to start recording USING THE GRIP BELT Adjust the length of grip belt so that the camcorder is stable when you press the Recording start/stop button with your thumb. set “Switch Grip” to “ON” in the Settings menu.

rotate the screen by 180° towards the lens. the camcorder switches to the playback mode automatically. To view recordings more conveniently. When you reverse and close the LCD screen by rotating it to 180° towards the lens. Clean fingerprints or dust on the screen with a soft cloth. 35 . • The screen opens up to 90°.Getting ready to start recording ADJUSTING THE LCD SCREEN The wide LCD screen on your camcorder offers high quality image viewing. 1 2 Open the LCD screen with your finger. Excessive rotation may damage the connective hinge between the screen and the camcorder. then fold it back to the body. • You can rotate it up to 180° towards the lens and up to 90° backward. Rotate the LCD screen towards the lens.

• Use the Zoom dial or Zoom ( ) tab on the LCD screen to adjust the size of the subject.Basic recording RECORDING VIDEOS This camcorder supports both High Definition (HD) and Standard Definition (SD) image resolutions. With this function. 2 Press the Recording start/stop button. page 30 • Select the video recording mode. • Adjust the LCD screen to the best angle for recording. press the Recording start/stop button again. you can record your favourite scenes as a single video. page 40 36 . ) tab on the LCD screen to pause while Touch the Pause ( ) tab to resume. 00:00:00 [253Min] page 16 3 To stop recording. To pause recording The camcorder allows you to pause temporarily while recording a video. recording. Touch the Recording ( 00:00:00 [253Min] 1 Select a subject to record. Set your desired resolution before recording. page 26 • Open the Lens cover by using the Lens open/close switch. • The recording ( ) indicator appears and recording starts. page 63 • Insert a memory card.

When the recording time is short.AVC) format. 37 . The increasing microphone sensitivity can let the camcorder record zoom noises during zooming (the sound of the zoom mechanism etc). Adjusting the LCD screen does not affect the image being recorded. Make sure that the microphone is not blocked. It can make interference effects on images and you cannot view the images recorded in the dark places correctly. see pages 50~57 • If the power cable/battery is disconnected or recording is disabled during recording. • Before recording an important video. no other function is enabled. the data recovery might fail. the system is switched to the data recovery mode. • Eject the battery when you have finished recording to prevent unnecessary battery power consumption. Doing so may damage the storage media or the data in the storage media. While data is being recovered. make sure to test the recording function to see if there any problems with the audio or video recording. • Videos are compressed in the H. • Sound is recorded by the internal stereo microphone located on the front of the camcorder. see page 17 • For approximate recording time. • Do not turn off the camcorder or remove the memory card while accessing the storage media. • Recording videos in a quiet environment increases microphone sensitivity that may record surrounding ambient noise. • You can adjust the brightness of the LCD screen in the menu options. Release the OIS Duo function when the camcorder is mounted on a tripod. ISO sensitivity is automatically adjusted. • Samsung is not responsible for any damage caused by a failure of normal recording or playback operation because of memory card error.Basic recording • If the power is interrupted or an error occurs during recording. We recommend you to use professional camcorders like a infrared camcorder when recording at night. • The Home ( ) button cannot be used during video recording. • For various functions available during recording. • Note that damaged data cannot be recovered. page 67 • The menu setting tabs shown on the LCD screen do not affect the image being recorded. the video may not be recorded/edited. • When you record indoors or in the dark places. • An image can be shaken when the OIS Duo function is enabled if the camcorder is mounted on a tripod or fixed on a place. • For the on-screen information display.264 (MPEG-4. see page 33.

2 Adjust the subject at the centre of the LCD screen. • For various functions available during recording. • Use the Zoom dial or Zoom ( ) tab on the LCD screen to adjust the size of the subject. • You can adjust the brightness of the LCD screen in the menu options. established by JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association. page 33 • The camcorder does not record audio when you take photos. see pages 50~57 • Photo files conform to the DCF (Design rule for Camera File system) standard. see page 18.Basic recording RECORDING PHOTOS You can take photos and store them in the storage media. page 16 Do not turn off the camcorder or remove the memory card when taking photos as it may damage the storage media or data. • Adjust the LCD screen to the best angle for recording. page 40 • Recordable number of photos varies depending on the photo resolution. page 30 • Select the photo recording mode. Set the desired resolution before recording.) 38 . 1 Select a subject to record. page 67 • For on-screen display information. and press the Recording start/stop button. page 26 • Open the Lens cover by using the Lens open/close switch. • The shutter sound is heard and the photo is recorded. page 63 • Insert a memory card. Adjusting the LCD screen does not affect the image being recorded.

Appears when recording an outdoor scene. etc. (Macro) Appears when recording images of clear skies. providing beginners with the best performance. such as camcorder shake. and distance to the subject. To cancel the Smart Auto mode. (Night) Appears when recording images of landscapes with backlighting. (White) 1 Press the Home ( ) button touch “Smart Auto”. Appears when recording at night. • The camcorder automatically detects the scene (Landscape. (Blue sky) Smart Auto Manual Art Film Appears when recording images of forested areas. • The camcorder may not select the correct scene depending on shooting conditions.Basic recording RECORDING WITH EASE FOR BEGINNERS (SMART AUTO) User-friendly SMART AUTO optimises your camcorder to the recording conditions automatically. STBY 00:00:00 [253Min] 3 4 To record the video or photo. it records in the basic setting ( ). lighting. (Natural green) Album Settings Appears when recording images of sunsets. 39 . • Smart Auto ( ) indicator appears on the LCD screen. • The appropriate scene icon appears on the LCD screen. ) button • Most settings are automatically adjusted in the Smart Auto mode. • When the camcorder fails to recognise the recording situations. (Backlight) Appears when recording people. (Landscape) Appears when recording images using close-up. • The camcorder may not detect the portrait mode depending on the orientation or the brightness of faces. To set or adjust functions on your own. press the Home ( touch “Manual”.) and adjusts the camcorder settings accordingly. press the Recording start/stop button. select “Manual” on the Home menu. (Sunset) 2 Align your subject in the frame. (Portrait) Appears when recording a very bright scene.

Or touch the Zoom ( ) tab. Or touch the Zoom ( ) tab. page 65 Focusing may become unstable when you record with a fast zoom or zoom into a subject standing too far away. • The highest zoom magnification ratio is X10 in the normal zoom-in. • The subject gets smaller and further away. use the manual focus function. and then touch the Wide-angle ( ) tab.4 inches) for wide angle and about 1m (about 40 inches) for telephoto. • 40 • • . (Video recording mode only) page 53 The minimum distance you can have between the camcorder and subject while maintaining sharp focus is about 1cm (about 0. • The distant subject is gradually magnified. Use the digital zoom when you want to zoom more than the optical zoom range. If this occurs. • The smallest zoom ratio is the subject’s original size in the zoom-out. page 64 Frequent use of the zoom function consumes more power. To zoom out Rotate the Zoom dial towards W (wide-angle). and then touch the Telephoto ( ) tab. • • • W: Wide-angle Using the optical zoom does not degrade the image quality and clarity. use the Tele Macro function. T: Telephoto T: Recording enlarged image (telephoto) W: Recording wide area (wide-angle) STBY 00:00:00 [253Min] To zoom in Rotate the Zoom dial towards T (telephoto). If you want to shoot the subject close to the lens at a wide angle. The camcorder can record the sound of the zoom mechanism.Basic recording ZOOMING This camcorder allows you to record using optical X10 zoom and digital zoom by rotating the Zoom dial or touching the Zoom ( ) tab on the LCD screen.

Understanding how to change the operation modes You can easily change the playback mode by touching the LCD screen or using the button as shown in the following figures: Using the Playback ( STBY 00:00:00 [253Min] ) tab <Video thumbnail view> <Photo thumbnail view> Using the Home ( ) button Smart Auto Manual Art Film Album Settings <Home menu> <Video thumbnail view> • You can choose the thumbnail display type you want by selecting “Thumbnail” in the Settings menu or using the Zoom dial. page 65 41 . • The camcorder selects the thumbnail display options based on the standby mode that was last used. You can also switch the operation mode directly into the playback thumbnail display by touching the Playback ( ) tab on the LCD screen. • The most recently created file is highlighted in the thumbnail view. • You can switch the playback mode to the recording mode by pressing the Recording start/stop button.Basic playback CHANGING THE PLAYBACK MODE You can switch to the playback mode by selecting “Album” on the Home menu. However. you can choose the video or photo thumbnail view display options by touching the Video thumbnail view ( ) or Photo thumbnail view ( ) tab on the LCD screen.

When playback is paused.Basic playback PLAYING VIDEOS You can preview recorded videos in the thumbnail index view. 1 Touch the thumbnail of the desired video clip. page 41 Find videos in various ways Drag the thumbnails to up or down on the LCD screen to search the thumbnails you want. 00:00:20/ 00:01:03 100_0001 42 . page 30 • Select the video playback mode. 2 To stop playback and return to the thumbnails. find and play your desired video directly. touch the ) tab. • The camcorder plays the video you selected. Thumbnail view ( 00:00:20/ 00:01:03 100_0001 Touch a point or drag the pointer to left or right in the playback progress bar on the LCD screen to move directly to the section of the video you want. • Insert a memory card. drag the image to left or right on the LCD screen to go to the previous or next file.

43 . page 44 • You can set playback settings using the “Video Play Option” menu. pages 80~82. 2 Touch the ( )/( ) tab to increase or decrease audio volume. you will not hear the sound from the speaker on the camcorder. To adjust the volume during video playback You can hear the sound through the internal speaker of the camcorder while the video is playing back on the LCD screen. • It may take some time to start playback.A video whose file format is not supported by the camcorder. When the level is at “0”. depending on the size and quality of the selected video. 100_0001 00:00:20/ 00:01:03 10 • The sound level is adjusted between “0~19”. . page 66 • You can play back the recorded videos on a TV or PC. you cannot hear sound. the video playback is paused and the menu screen appears. • You can use various playback options during the video playback. 1 Touch the Volume ( 00:00:20/ 00:01:03 100_0001 ) tab on the LCD screen. • The camcorder may not play back the following video files: . 86~92 • If you touch the MENU ( ) tab or press the Home ( ) button during playback.Basic playback Do not power off or eject the memory card during photo playback. Doing so may damage the recorded data. • When the camcorder is connected to a TV.A video recorded on another device.

each touch of the Reverse search ( ) / Forward ) tab increases the playback speed: search ( • RPS (Reverse Playback Search)/FPS (Forward Playback Search) rate: x2 x4 x8 x2 00:00:20/ 00:01:03 100_0001 Frame by frame playback When playback is paused. • Touching the Forward skip ( ) tab plays the next video. • Touch the Playback ( ) tab to play back in normal speed. touching the Reverse frame advance ) / Forward frame advance ( ) tab makes playback go reverse ( or forward one frame at a time. When you lift off your skip ( finger. the previous video plays. 44 . ( ) tab to stop playback and return • Touch the Thumbnail view ( to the thumbnail. touching the Reverse slow ( )/ ) tab reduces the playback speed: Forward slow ( • Reverse/forward playback slow rate: x1/2 x1/4 x1/8 00:00:20/ 00:01:03 100_0001 x1/2 Search playback During playback. 00:00:20/ 00:01:03 100_0001 Skip playback Touch the Reverse skip ( ) / Forward skip ( ) tab during playback. • Place and hold your finger on the Reverse skip ( ) / Forward ) tab to search for a video quickly. • You can hear sound only when the playback is in normal speed.Basic playback Various playback operations Playback / Pause / Stop • Playback and pause alternate when you touch the Playback ) / Pause ( ) tab during playback. • Touching the Reverse skip ( ) is touched within 3 seconds from the start of If reverse skip ( the file. Slow playback When playback is paused. ) plays the beginning of the scene. the selected video plays.

) 45 . page 41 Find photos in various ways Drag the thumbnails to up or down on the LCD screen to search the thumbnails you want. • The camcorder displays the photo you selected in full screen. touch the Thumbnail view ( 1/12 100_0001 ) tab.A photo recorded on another device. page 30 • Select the photo playback mode. • Loading time may vary depending on the size and quality of the photo you selected. 2 To return to the thumbnails.Basic playback VIEWING PHOTOS You can view recorded photos by using various playback functions.A photo with a file format not supported by this camcorder. (One that does not conform to DCF standards. • Your camcorder may not play back the following photo files normally: . Do not power off or eject the memory card during photo playback. . Drag the image to left or right on the LCD screen to go to the previous or next file. • Insert a memory card. Doing so may damage the recorded data. 1 Touch the thumbnail of the desired photo.

Magnified part 2 To stop the slide show. touch the Return ( ) tab. 1/12 100_0001 1 2 3 Touch the desired photo. • All photos are played back depending on the slide show options. 1 Touch the Slide Show ( ) tab during photo playback. • While the playback zoom is in use. Adjust the magnification with the Zoom dial. 46 . touch the LCD screen anywhere.0. • The slide show starts from the current selected photo. the other images cannot be selected. touch the Return ( 1/12 100_0001 ) tab. Zooming during photo playback You can magnify a playback image. • You can zoom in from X1. • To pause the slide show. • The selected photo appears on the full screen. Volume ( • Photos recorded on other devices or those edited on a PC cannot be magnified. X 1. Drag the LCD screen to up/down/left/right to view the area you want on the magnified photo.Basic playback Viewing a slide show You can view a photo slide show with background music. • Magnification starts from the centre of the photo. page 66 • You can adjust the background music’s volume level using the ) tab while playing back the slide show with music.1 to X8.3 4 To cancel.

see Troubleshooting on page 103 • For easy understanding. and then adjust the setting values you want. • The White Balance function of “Manual” is used here as an example. Display. • If you select “Album”. Manual Items to adjust for scene conditions. or may be greyed out. some menu items cannot be used at the same time. • If you select “Smart Auto”. pages 63~79 2 Touch one of five categories you want on the Home menu.Using the menu items HANDLING MENUS With Home menu. For more information. • The items of the selected category appears. page 39 pages 50~53 Smart Auto Using the Home ( ) menu ) button to display the Home menu screen. 47 . you can use various functions and change their settings according to your preference. Menu setting methods can differ depending on the menu options you choose. Connectivity. 3 Select the desired item. STBY 00:00:00 [253Min] White Balance : Auto Categories Functions Switches to Smart Auto mode. • When using the Home menu items. the Smart Auto mode is switched to. Album Smart Auto Manual Art Film Album Settings Settings Items for other settings (Shooting. Playback. Item for a fun and unique look. the menu setting procedures on this page are explained using the simplest methods. the thumbnail view of the recorded image is switched to. General). 1 Press the Home ( pages 54~57 pages 58~62 Art Film Items for playback and editing. The camcorder offers five categories as Home menu and each category has submenu items.

see the page number listed under Page in the table.Nite • X Normal 52 Delete Protect Divide • X X • • • X • X X X X • • X X OFF - 58 59 60 61 62 Cont. Shot • X Off 53 Focus • Auto 53 Combine File Info • X • • 48 . • For item operation details.Using the menu items MENU ITEMS • The items available in each menu vary depending on the operating mode. Manual menu items • : Accessible X : Not accessible Operation mode Items Art Film menu items • : Accessible X : Not accessible Operation mode Items Video Photo Default value Page Video Photo Default value Page White Balance • • • X • • • • X Auto 50 Fader Time Lapse REC • • • X X Off Off Off 54 55 57 EV 0 51 Digital Effect • Back Light Off 51 Album menu items Operation mode Items Video Thumbnail view Single view Photo Thumbnail view Single view Default value Page Self Timer Off 52 Super C.

Using the menu items Settings menu items Items Shooting Video Resolution Photo Resolution OIS Duo Tele Macro Digital Zoom Playback Thumbnail Video Play Option Slide Show Option Display LCD Brightness Guideline Date/Time Display TV Display HDMI TV Out Auto LCD Off Connectivity PC Software USB Connect TV Connect Guide Anynet+(HDMI-CEC) Default value Full HD 1080/50i 4.9M 2944X1656 OFF OFF ON 3X3 Play All Off Off ON Auto ON ON Mass Storage ON Page 63 63 64 64 65 65 66 66 67 67 68 68 69 69 70 70 71 71 General Items Card Info File No. 49 . Time Zone Date/Time Set Date Type Time Type Beep Sound Shutter Sound Auto Power Off Quick On STBY Switch Grip Format Default Set Language Demo Default value Series Home 01/JAN/2011 00:00 01/JAN/2011 24 Hr ON ON 5 Min Off ON English ON Page 72 72 73 73 73 74 74 75 75 76 77 77 78 78 79 Menu options and default values may be changed without prior notice.

White Balance : Auto 2 Fill the screen with a white object. touch the White Balance ( Touch the desired submenu item. . Understanding White Balance White balance (WB) is the process of removing unrealistic colour casts. • The white balance setting is stored. otherwise. so that objects which appear white are rendered white in your image. • The stored white balance setting will be applied the next time you record. Fluorescent ( Tungsten ( ): Use when recording under halogen lamps and incandescent lights. Adjusts the white balance according to outdoor lighting conditions. Custom WB ( ): Lets you manually adjust the white balance to match the light source or situation. • Cancel the digital zoom function for clear and precise setting. which refers to the relative warmth or coolness of white light. the subject must be white. Daylight ( ): Use outdoors in normal daylight. 1 2 Press the Home ( ) button touch “Manual” ) tab. ): Use when recording in the shade or cloudy weather. Proper white balance has to take into account the “colour temperature” of a light source. White Balance ( • The “( ) Set White Balance” indicator appears. 50 • When setting the white balance manually. page 65 • Reset the white balance if light conditions change. your camcorder may not detect an appropriate setting value. • The adjusted setting remains until you set the white balance again. STBY 00:00:00 [253Min] To set the white balance manually 1 Press the Home ( ) button touch “Manual” touch the ) tab touch the Custom WB ( ) tab. • During normal outdoor recording. If you want the colour of your image to be realistic. and then touch the ( ) tab. setting to “Auto” may provide better results. Cloudy ( ): Use when recording under white fluorescent lights.Advanced recordings White Balance The colour of your image depends on the type and quality of the light source. Submenu items • Auto ( • • • • • ): Adjusts the white balance automatically according to the recording conditions. select an appropriate lighting condition to calibrate the white balance.

3. The person’s face is too dark to distinguish his/her features. Back lighting causes the subject to be darker than the background It typically occurs when: • The subject is in front of a window. Understanding EV (Exposure Value) Exposure value is the total amount of light allowed to fall on the photographic medium (Image sensor) during the process of taking photos or videos. ): Backlight compensation brightens the subject. The higher the number. this function compensates for back lighting so that the subject does not appear too dark. touch the Back Light ( Touch the desired submenu item. + 0. • The subject is outdoors and the background is overcast.0 to +2.Advanced recordings EV (Exposure Value) Depending on the intensity of the ambient light.0 STBY 00:00:00 [253Min] Back Light : Off EV : 0 Submenu items • Off ( • On ( ): Disables the function. the greater the exposure. EV : 0 51 . • The person you want to record is wearing white or shiny clothes and is placed against a bright background. • The light sources are too bright. 1 2 Press the Home ( ) button ) tab. touch the EV ( Touch the decrease ( setting values. • The subject is in front of a snowy background. Back Light When a subject is lit from behind. your videos and photos may be too bright or dark. you can adjust the exposure to get a better videos and photos. STBY 00:00:00 [253Min] ) or increase ( ) tab to adjust the • The setting values range from -2.3 lets in more light than -0. In these cases. For example. touch “Manual” 1 2 Press the Home ( ) button touch “Manual” ) tab.

touch the Self Timer ( Touch the desired submenu item. • When the camcorder exits from Manual mode. Use this function to get bright images in a darker place.Advanced recordings Self Timer When the self-timer is enabled.Nite.Nite ( Touch the desired submenu item. • The camcorder automatically turns the Self Timer function off after it has been used once. ) : The shutter opens for 1/8 of a second regardless of • Super ( surrounding conditions. . Select the video recording mode. ): There is a time delay of 10 seconds after you press the Recording Start/Stop button. 52 The images may not seem smoothly because the camcorder has recorded them with the low shutter speed when using Super C. Select the photo recording mode. the camcorder adjusts the shutter speed so that the images are brighter without compromising colour. STBY 00:00:00 [253Min] Self Timer : Off Super C. Submenu items ): Disables the function. 9999 1 2 Press the Home ( ) button touch “Manual” ) tab. • Off ( • Normal ( ): The shutter opens for 1/50 of a second in the normal mode and automatically switches to open for 1/25 of a second in a dark place. Use this function to get bright images in a dark place. You must turn it on each time you want to use it.Nite : Normal Submenu items • Off ( • On ( ): Disables the function. page 26 Super C. there is a time delay of 10 seconds before recording starts. the Self Timer function is automatically set to Off. You can take photos of yourself. When you turn the Super C. touch the Super C.Nite Use to get better images of slowly moving subjects or subjects in dark places. page 26 1 2 Press the Home ( ) button touch “Manual” ) tab.Nite function on.

etc. The camcorder applies the adjusted value right after you touch the ( ) or ( ) tab. page 26 Focus The camcorder usually focuses on a subject automatically (auto focus). Shot function is automatically set to Off. the camcorder can take up to 8 photos in one second. • When the Cont. STBY 00:00:00 [253Min] Cont. focus is always set to automatic. ): When you press the Recording start/stop button. the recording stops and an error message appears. it is better to use the automatic focus feature. Select the photo recording mode. The nearer or farther icon ( / ) appears when focus adjustment reaches the end. • • Submenu items Auto ( ): In most situations. 1 2 Press the Home ( ) button touch “Manual” ) tab. touch “Manual” Touch the desired submenu item. When you turn the camcorder on. 9999 1 2 Press the Home ( touch the Focus ( ) button ) tab. Shot The Continuous Shot function lets you capture up to eight photos in rapid. the Cont.Advanced recordings Cont. You can also set the focus manually. touch the Cont. Shot : Off Focus : Auto Submenu items • Off ( • On ( ): The camcorder records only one photo image. you can access auto focus by touching the AF( ) tab on the screen. place and hold your finger on the ( ) for a nearer subject. When the camcorder exits from Manual mode or switch to the photo recording mode. To adjust the focus. as it lets you concentrate on the creative side of your recording. • • • The Auto Focus (AF) setting is useful when you operate the zoom function because you might not be able to keep accurate focus after the zoom ratio has been changed. the photo resolution is fixed to 1920x1080. Shot is On. Shot ( Touch the desired submenu item. and on the ( ) tab for a farther subject.) during continuous shot. You can return to manual focus by touching the manual focusing tabs. page 26 Select the video recording mode. the Focus function is automatically set to Auto. In the manual focus setting menu screen. • When the camcorder exits from Manual mode. • When an error occurs (Card Full. 53 . Manual ( ): You may need to focus manually under conditions in which automatic focusing is difficult or unreliable.

press the Recording start/stop button.3 seconds) 1 2 Press the Home ( ) tab. and then the image and sound fade in. Fader ( ) button touch “Art Film” touch the Touch the desired submenu item. Fade out With “Fader” set to On. and then the recording stops. page 26 Recording a video with Fade effect Fade In (Approx. the Fader function is automatically set to Off. the recording fades in or fades out accordingly. 54 . You must reset it each time you want to use it.Special effects for recordings Fader You can give your recording a professional look by using special effects such as fade in at the beginning of a sequence or fade out at the end of a sequence. 3 seconds) Fade in With “Fader” set to On. ): When you start or stop recording. Select the video recording mode. The image and sound fade out. • When the camcorder sets the Time Lapse REC function to On or exits from the Art Film mode. • The camcorder automatically turns the Fader function off after it has been used once. Submenu items • Off ( • On ( ): Disables the function. the screen goes black. STBY 00:00:00 [253Min] Fader : Off Fade Out (Approx. press the Recording start/stop button to stop recording. The recording starts with a dark screen.

STBY 00:00:00 [253Min] 0.5 1 3 5 55 . • The Time Lapse recording starts. 00:00:00 [253Min] 0. • 3 Sec ( 3 ): Enables the interval recording function. The Time Lapse feature lets you create time lapse videos of blooming flowers and similar subjects. • Select the video recording mode.. • 1 Sec ( 1 ): Enables the interval recording function. Images are automatically captured one frame at a time. • Time Lapse REC only supports the 720/50p resolution. Images are automatically captured one frame at a time. Images are automatically captured one frame at a time. page 26 • To record in the Time Lapse REC mode. at 1 second interval and stored in the storage media. • Off ( • 0. 3 After setting the Time Lapse REC mode.5 ): Enables the interval recording function.Special effects for recordings Time Lapse REC Using the Time Lapse feature. Images are automatically captured one frame at a time. at 5 seconds interval and stored in the storage media. at 3 seconds interval and stored in the storage media. • 5 Sec ( 5 ): Enables the interval recording function.5 Sec/72Hr Time Lapse Recording.5 seconds interval and stored in the storage media. Time Lapse REC ( STBY 00:00:00 [253Min] touch “Art Film” touch the Submenu items ): Disables the function. Time Lapse REC : Off 0.. press the Recording start/stop button.5 Sec 0. at 0.5 Sec/72Hr Time Lapse REC : 0. 1 Press the Home ( ) button ) tab. 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. you must set the recording interval between frames (Interval) using the menu.5 Sec ( 0.5 1 3 5 2 Touch the desired submenu item.

repeat steps 1 to 3. the camcorder switches to standby mode after saving what was recorded so far. To start another Time Lapse Recording. the interval defines how long the time lapse recording should be. Since the minimum length of a video to be saved by your camcorder is one second. Time lapse REC function lets the camcorder record up to 72 hours until you stop recording or turn the camcorder’s power off. For example.Special effects for recordings Example of Time Lapse Recording Total time for recording Recording interval Timeline The Time Lapse Recording function records image frames at a predefined interval over the total recording time to produce a time-lapse video. Time Lapse Recording is useful for filming the following subjects: • Blooming flowers • A bird building a nest • Clouds rolling by in the sky Time for recording on the storage media (a video clip of Time Lapse REC) 00:00:20/ 00:01:03 100_0001 00:00:25/ 00:01:03 100_0001 00:00:30/ 00:01:03 100_0001 • • • 56 • • • • • • • • • Time lapse recording mode is released once recording has been finished. the Time Lapse REC function is automatically set to Off. the camcorder saves the recording up to that point and switches to standby mode. then turns off automatically. time lapse recording should be set to at least 9 minutes to record a minimum video length of 2 seconds (100 images). Press the Recording start/stop button if you want to stop time lapse recording. Audio is not recorded during time lapse recording. When the camcorder sets the Fader function to On or exits from the Art Film mode. You cannot pause recording during Time lapse recording. We recommend using the AC power adaptor for a time lapse recording.8GB of storage memory. After some time. if you set the interval to “5 Sec”. If memory runs out during a Time Lapse REC. Once time lapse recording finishes the camcorder switches to the standby mode. 50 captured images compose a video of 1 second length. If the battery charge is exhausted during the time lapse recording. it displays a warning message. If a video recording fills up 1. a new recording file is automatically started at that point. .

Touch the desired submenu item. Black & White( BW ) This mode changes the image to black and wite. • You can view the hidden items by dragging the LCD screen to left or right. Western( W ) This mode creates a faded and old film vintage look.Special effects for recordings Digital Effect Using the Digital Effect function gives your recording a creative look. Noir( Nr ) This mode creates a stronger image by increasing contrast. a normal. Sepia( S ) This mode gives the image a reddish brown look. Digital Effect ( OFF Off( ) Without any Digital Effect. natural image is displayed during recording or playback. STBY 00:00:00 [253Min] Digital Effect : Off OFF Negative( N ) This mode reverses the colours. creating a negative image. ) Ghost( This mode creates a drawn out image effect like an apparition or ghost. Art( ) This mode helps adjust for facial imperfections. Dazzle( D ) This mode creates a brighter image by increasing colour saturation. Submenu items touch “Art Film” touch the 1 2 Press the Home ( ) button ) tab. (Video recording mode only) 57 .

Cancel the protect function first. • To delete all the files. 58 . touch the Clear ( ) tab. Whenever you touch the thumbnail file. After you have selected all ) tab. touch the ( • The delete ( ) indicator appears on the selected files. It is recommended to use AC power to continue power supply during the deletion. you cannot delete the images. page 31 • The delete function does not work if battery charge is insufficient. touch the Select all ( ) tab. • Do not eject a memory card or power off while deleting videos recorded on the storage media. the files you want to delete. page 41 1 Touch the Delete ( ) tab on the thumbnail view display. activate the image protection function in advance. ) • Deleted images cannot be recovered. page 30 • Select the video playback mode or photo playback mode. Doing so may damage the storage media or data. 3 Touch “Yes”. • You can also operate this function in the full and single image display mode. page 59 • If the write protection tab on the memory card is set to lock. page 59 • You cannot delete protected files. • The camcorder deletes all the files having the delete ( indicator. the selection ( ) and release alternate. • Insert a memory card. The delete ( ) indicator appears on all the thumbnails. • To release the delete ( ) indicator all at once.Editing videos and photos Delete You can erase your recordings one by one or all at once. 2 Touch the files you want to delete. • To protect important images from accidental erasure.

page 31 2 Touch the MENU ( “Protect”. 00:00:00/ 00:01:03 100_0001 page 41 Submenu items 1 Touch the file you want to protect.Editing videos and photos Protect You can protect important recordings from accidental erasure. page 30 • Select the video playback mode or photo playback mode. The protected videos and photos cannot be deleted unless you format the memory card or cancel the protection. • If the write protection tab on the memory card is set to lock. • ON( ): Protects the selected image. • You can operate this function in the full and single image display mode only. • OFF: Turns off protection on protected image. • Insert a memory card. you cannot apply this function. Delete Protect Divide File Info ON ) tab Touch the desired item next to 59 .

As this function edits the original file. Touch the Pause ( touch the Cutting ( ) tab at the point of division. Cancel • You cannot divide files that display the protect indicator ( the protect function first. page 59 • The beginning or end of the divided videos may drift by approx. page 30 • Select the video playback mode. • Photos cannot be divided. Touch the MENU ( ) tab touch “Divide”. 2 seconds before or after the division point. • Playback control tabs: / / / / / • Drag the playback progress bar to left or right on the LCD screen to move directly to the division point. • Insert a memory card. you can partially delete unnecessary sections of the divided videos or combine them with other videos. • The Divide function is not available under the following conditions: . • You can operate this function in the single image display mode only. ). • The video is divided into two video clips. • After the division. and then ) tab.Editing videos and photos Divide You can divide a video into two. page 41 Divide 00:00:20/ 00:01:03 100_0001 1 2 Touch the video you want to edit. 60 . . • The second portion of the divided video is displayed as the last thumbnail.If you trying to divide sections without leaving 3 seconds at the beginning and the end. make sure to back up the original before dividing it. . . 3 Find the point of division by touching the playback control tabs. Delete Protect Divide File Info OFF 5 Touch “Yes”. • The selected video appears as paused.If the remaining section of the memory space is less than 15MB.If the total recorded time of the video is less than 6 seconds. Doing so may damage the storage media or data. 4 • A message appears asking for your confirmation. and easily delete a section you no longer need. Do not eject a memory card or power off while editing a video recorded on the storage media.When the number of files reaches 9999.

Whenever you touch the video thumbnail.If the Videos are in different resolution formats. Touch “Yes”. . • Insert a memory card. 1 Touch the Combine ( ) tab on the thumbnail view display. . 2 Touch the video thumbnails of the videos you want to combine in the order you want them combined. 61 .Editing videos and photos Combine You can combine two different videos. Cancel the • You cannot combine the files that are protected ( protect function first.When the camcorder is playing a video file. and then stores the combined videos as a single video file. • The checkbox on the video thumbnail does not appear if the video files have different resolutions. ). videos recorded at “Video Resolution: Full HD 1080/50i” and “Video Resolution: HD 720/50p” cannot be combined. • The camcorder combines the video files you selected in the order you designated. • The Combine ( ) indicator and the order number appear on the selected videos.If a video file format is not supported by the camcorder. page 41 3 4 Touch the ( ) tab. page 30 • Select the video playback mode. For example. make sure to back up the original files before combining them. .If the remaining memory space on your memory card is less than 15MB. . Do not eject a memory card or power off while editing a video recorded on the storage media. page 59 • The original videos are not preserved. As this function edits the original files.If the file size of the combined videos exceeds 1. • A message appears asking for your confirmation. • The Combine function is not available under the following conditions: . Doing so may damage the storage media or data.8 GB. the selection ( ) and release alternate.

JAN. 62 . • Insert a memory card. 2 Touch the MENU ( ) tab touch “File Info”. • The information of the selected file appears. page 30 • Select the video playback mode. File Info 100VIDEO HDV_0008. touch the Return ( ) tab.56 MB Full HD 3 To exit the menu.Editing videos and photos File Info You can see image information for each image.MP4 Date Duration Size Resolution : : : : 01. page 41 1 Touch the desired file to view the file information.2011 00:00:05 9.

3 To exit the menu. • SD 576/50p ( • 4.9M 2944X1656 ( ): Records in the 2944x1656 resolution. • The available video recording time differs according to the video resolution you select. • HD 720/50p ( ): Records in the SD (720x576/50p) format. Photo Resolution You can select the resolution of the photo to be recorded. touch the Return ( Submenu items ) tab. M • “50i” indicates the camcorder will record in interlaced scan mode at 50 fields per second. 1 2 Press the Home ( ) button “Video Resolution”. touch “Settings” “Shooting” 1 2 Press the Home ( ) button “Photo Resolution”. >> Photo Resolution Touch the desired submenu item. ): Records in the Full HD (1920x1080/50i) format.9M 2944X1656 2M 1920X1080 3 To exit the menu. • Full HD 1080/50i ( ): Records in the HD (1280x720/50p) format. touch “Settings” “Shooting” Touch the desired submenu item.Other settings Video Resolution You can select the resolution of video to be recorded on storage media. page 33 • The number of recordable images differs according to the photo resolution you select. VBR is an encoding system that automatically adjusts the bit rate in response to the image being recorded. touch the Return ( Submenu items ) tab. >> Video Resolution Full HD 1080/50i HD 720/50p SD 576/50p 4. • Recorded files are encoded using Variable Bit Rate (VBR). 63 . • 2M 1920X1080 ( 2 ): Records in the 1920x1080 resolution. • “50p” indicates the camcorder will record in progressive scan mode at 50 frames per second. page 33 • Photos that are recorded on your camcorder may not playback properly on other digital devices that do not support these photo sizes.

> Shooting Video Resolution Photo Resolution OIS Duo Tele Macro OFF ON 3 To exit the menu. 3 To exit the menu. • OFF: Disables the function. It is useful to get close up images of flowers or insects etc. you can get close up images which are created by focusing on a small portion of a large object at a tele angle. As the distance to the subject decreases. • 64 . Touch the desired item next to “OIS Duo”. Touch the desired item next to “Tele Macro”. rotate the Zoom dial towards W (wide-angle) a little bit and then adjust the focal distance between them. the minimum focal distance between the camcorder and a subject is 50cm. touch the Return ( Submenu items ) tab. the focus speed may be lowered. focusing area narrows. Avoid shadows when recording in the Tele Macro mode. When the Tele Macro is On and the camcorder magnifies a subject in tele mode. • ON( ): The OIS Duo function is enabled to compensate for shaking. touch the Return ( Submenu items ) tab. • • • • • When recording in Tele Macro mode. 1 2 Press the Home ( ) button touch “Settings” “Shooting”. Use a tripod (not supplied) to prevent camcorder shake in the Tele Macro mode. When the distance between the camcorder and a subject is too close and the camcorder cannot be in the focus. > Shooting Video Resolution Photo Resolution OIS Duo Tele Macro OFF ON 1 2 Press the Home ( ) button touch “Settings” “Shooting”. • OFF: Disables the function.Other settings OIS Duo Reduce camcorder shake and prevent blurred images with Optical and Digital Image Stabilisation functions. • ON ( ): You can focus on a small portion of a large object at a tele angle. Tele Macro Using the Tele Macro function.

Touch the desired item next to “Digital Zoom”. >> Thumbnail 3x3 4x4 • OFF: Disables the digital zoom function. • 3X3: Displays the 3x3 type as the thumbnail view display. • 4X4: Displays the 4x4 type as the thumbnail view display. touch the Return ( Submenu items ) tab. The top of the bar shows the digital zooming zone. As a result.Other settings Digital Zoom The images optically magnified by the lens can be electronically magnified up to the maximum 200 times. Zoom indicator > Shooting Photo Resolution OIS Duo Tele Macro Digital Zoom OFF OFF ON Thumbnail You can choose the 3x3 or 4x4 type as the thumbnail view display. touch the Return ( Submenu items 2 Touch the desired submenu item. the camcorder processes the image digitally more than in the optical zoom mode. Only optical zoom is available. When you use the digital zoom. Press the Home ( “Thumbnail”. the image resolution may deteriorate. 65 . 1 ) tab. The zooming zone appears when you rotate the Zoom dial or use the Zoom ( ) tab. • ON: Enables higher digital zoom magnification. ) button touch “Settings” “Playback” 3 To exit the menu. Digital range Optical range 1 2 Press the Home ( ) button touch “Settings” “Shooting”. 3 To exit the menu.

If the music is on when the slide show starts. touch “Settings” “Playback” 1 2 Press the Home ( ) button “Video Play Option”. 66 . • Effect: Continuously plays back photos using the fade in/out effect to transition between images. Slide Show Option Interval Music Effect 1Sec On On 3 To exit the menu. • Repeat All( ): Plays all the video clips repeatedly until the Thumbnail view ( ) tab is touched. • Play All( ): Plays video clips in succession starting from the selected video to the last one. • Repeat One( ): Plays the selected video only repeatedly until the Thumbnail view ( ) tab is touched. the 7 melodies will play back in shuffle mode. then returns to the thumbnail index view. Slide Show Option You can set the playback options for the slide show with the slide show setting menus. You can choose 1 sec. ): Plays the selected video only. touch “Settings” “Playback” Touch the desired submenu item. This camcorder has 7 default background melodies stored in the boot-up flash memory. touch the Return ( Submenu items ) tab. • Music: You can turn the internal background music on or off. or 3 sec. 1 2 Press the Home ( ) button “Slide Show Option”.Other settings Video Play Option You can set a specific playback style according to your preference. touch the Return ( Submenu items ) tab. >> Video Play Option Play All Play One Repeat All Repeat One Set the slide show options by touching the corresponding item or dragging it to up or down. • Interval: Continuously plays back photos at the interval you select. and returns to the • Play One( thumbnail view. 3 To exit the menu.

Other settings LCD Brightness This camcorder’s LCD brightness is optimised at the factory. LCD Brightness 5 3 3 4 Touch the ( ) tab to complete the setting. Guideline Guideline displays straight line patterns on the LCD screen that can help you set the image composition when recording images. ) button touch “Settings” “Display” Touch the decrease ( ) or increase ( setting values as you want. touch the Return ( • If the surroundings are too bright. • Guidelines are not recorded. adjust the brightness of the LCD screen. • Positioning a subject at the cross point of a guideline provides a balanced composition. • Grid ( ): For recording multiple subjects. To exit the menu. ) tab to adjust the Touch the desired submenu item. • A brighter LCD screen consumes more power. 67 . you can adjust the LCD brightness according to the ambient environment. • Off: Disables the function. However. To exit the menu. Putting subjects at or near the grid cross points creates a balanced composition. ) tab. touch the Return ( Submenu items ) tab. • Safety Zone ( ): Positioning subjects within the Safety Zone rectangle ensures they will be recorded. >> Guideline Off Cross Grid Safety Zone • You can set values for LCD brightness between 0 and 10. touch “Settings” “Display” 1 2 Press the Home ( “Guideline”. • Adjusting the LCD screen does not affect the image you are recording. • Cross ( ): Placing the subject at the centre cross point puts the subject in the middle of the frame. The camcorder provides 3 types of guidelines. 1 2 Press the Home ( ) button “LCD Brightness”.

• ON: The OSD menus are shown on the LCD screen and the TV screen as well. 68 . thumbnail display. touch the Return ( Submenu items ) tab.Other settings Date/Time Display You can set the Date/Time Display function so that the date and time appear on the LCD screen. >> Date/Time Display Off Date Time Date & Time Touch the desired item next to “TV Display”. pages 73~74 The menu screen. TV Display When your camcorder is connected to a TV.When the internal rechargeable battery is depleted. touch “Settings” “Display” 1 2 Press the Home ( ) button touch “Settings” “Display”. 1 2 Press the Home ( ) button “Date/Time Display”. • • • • Off: The current date/time information is not displayed. touch the Return ( Submenu items ) tab. Time: Displays the current time. • The date/time will read “01/JAN/2011 00:00” in the following case: . • The date and time displayed by this function depend on the “Date Type” and “Time Type” settings. 3 To exit the menu. Touch the desired submenu item. and demo screens are shown on the TV even if you set “TV Display” to “OFF”. > Display LCD Brightness Guideline Date/Time Display TV Display ON 3 To exit the menu. • OFF: The OSD (On Screen Display) menus are only shown on the LCD screen. you can select whether the camcorder’s On Screen Display (OSD) appears on the TV screen. Date: Displays the current date. Date & Time: Displays the current date and time.

While the Demo function is in operation. (USB cable. • 576p: The recorded file is output in the 720x576p format. or for more than 5 minutes when recording a video. • OFF: Disables the function. touch the Return ( Submenu items ) tab. you can press any button on the camcorder to return LCD brightness to normal. >> HDMI TV Out Auto 576p Touch the desired item next to “Auto LCD Off”. > Display Date/Time Display TV Display HDMI TV Out Auto LCD Off ON ON 3 To exit the menu. Use this setting only when connecting to an HDTV. • When the “Auto LCD Off” function is enabled. Auto LCD Off You can set the LCD screen to darken automatically when there is no user interaction for a period of time to decrease power consumption. • Auto: The video signals are output in the same format as the recorded file. the power saving mode starts by dimming the LCD screen. • Auto LCD Off is disabled in the following cases: . 69 . etc. 1 2 Press the Home ( “HDMI TV Out”. • ON: When the camcorder is idle for more than 2 minutes in the STBY mode. AC power adaptor. Touch the desired submenu item.Other settings HDMI TV Out You can set the HDMI video output to match the TV you have connected the camcorder to. 3 To exit the menu.When the camcorder has a cable connection. ) button touch “Settings” “Display” 1 2 Press the Home ( ) button touch “Settings” “Display”. Use this setting only when connecting to a standard and analog TV which supports SD (Standard Definition) progressive scan (576p) signals through its HDMI jacks. touch the Return ( Submenu items ) tab.) .

Before connecting a USB cable. touch the Return ( Submenu items ) tab. USB Connect You can transfer data to a PC or print photos directly by establishing the USB connection. 70 . > Connectivity PC Software USB Connect TV Connect Guide Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) ON ON PictBridge 3 To exit the menu. you can use the built-in video and photo management software by connecting your camcorder to your PC using the camcorder’s USB cable. you can download stored video and photo images from the camcorder to your PC’s hard disk and edit the video and photo files right on your PC’s screen. 3 To exit the menu.If “USB Connect” is set to “PictBridge” • To enable the PC Software function.Other settings PC Software If you set PC Software to On. page 84 • OFF: Disables the function. 1 2 Press the Home ( ) button touch “Settings” “Connectivity” “USB Connect”. page 70 • The PC Software is compatible with the Windows OS’s only. >> USB Connect Mass Storage 1 2 Press the Home ( “Connectivity”. touch the Return ( Submenu items ) tab. • The PC Software function is not available in the following conditions: . With this software. page 91 • PictBridge : Connect to a PictBridge printer to print photos directly (when using the PictBridge function). ) button touch “Settings” Touch the desired item next to “PC Software”. Touch the desired submenu item. check whether the current USB mode is appropriate for the function you want to use. • ON: The built-in editing software launches when you connect the camcorder to a PC. in the system setting menu option. set “USB Connect” to “Mass Storage”. • Mass Storage : Connect to a PC to transfer videos or photos.

1 2 Press the Home ( ) button touch “Settings” “Connectivity” “TV Connect Guide”. When the camcorder is connected to a TV that supports Anynet+. Regular TV To exit the menu. touch the Return ( Submenu items ) tab. 71 . • ON : The Anynet+ function is enabled. • For details on the Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) function. ) button touch “Settings” Touch the desired item next to “Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)”. If you do not want to use the Anynet+ function. the TV automatically turns on. Anynet+ is an AV network system that lets you control all connected Samsung AV devices with a Samsung TV remote control that supports Anynet+. Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) This camcorder supports Anynet+. Camcorder • When you turn on the camcorder and it is connected by an HDMI cable to a TV that supports Anynet+. Touch the desired submenu item. refer to the user manual of Samsung’s Anynet+ supported TV. 3 To connect to a standard and analogue TV with the supplied Audio/Video cable. you can operate some functions of the camcorder using the TV’s remote control.Other settings TV Connect Guide You can view the TV Connect Guide for instructions before you connect the camcorder to your TV set. set the “Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)” to “OFF”. > Connectivity PC Software USB Connect TV Connect Guide Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) ON ON TV Connect Guide Composite Composite Camcorder Audio R 3 To exit the menu. >> TV Connect Guide HDMI TV 1 2 Video L Press the Home ( “Connectivity”. touch the Return ( ) tab. • OFF : Disables the function.

Other settings Card Info This function shows you the storage information of the selected storage media. delete all files or insert a new memory card. each file is assigned a different number to avoid duplicating file names. • Series: Assigns file numbers in sequence even after you replace or format the storage media or delete all files. and the recordable time appear. ) button touch “Settings” “General” Touch the desired submenu item. Series Reset • Used memory space. 1 2 Press the Home ( “File No.8GB Full HD : 253Min HD : 347Min SD : 1051Min 3 To exit the menu. Available space and recordable time depend on the video resolution you’ve selected. Insert a memory card in the camcorder before viewing the storage information. touch the Return ( ) tab. 2 To exit the menu. etc. • The actual capacity may be less than the capacity displayed on the LCD screen as the camcorder’s system files occupy a part of the capacity. available memory space. such as used memory space and available memory space. Card Info • Used: 40. • If there is no storage media inserted. File No. touch the Return ( Submenu items ) tab.5MB • Free: 30. you cannot select the Card Info and it will look dim on the menu. File names (numbers) are assigned to recorded images according to the numbering option you select. Each file is given a unique file number that allows convenient image management on a PC.” ) button touch “Settings” “General” 1 Press the Home ( “Card Info”. >> File No. • Reset: Resets the file number to 0001 after you run format. 72 . When you set “File No. This numbering scheme is very useful when you want to manage your files on a computer.” to “Series”.

• Visit ( ): When you visit a different time zone. ) button touch “Settings” “General” Touch the desired submenu item. Date/Time Set By setting the date and time. 3 To exit the menu. page 68 73 . >> Date Type 2011/01/01 London. the Visit function lets you use the local time without changing your hometown time setting. This function depends on the “Date/Time Display” setting. the LCD screen. 01/01/2011: Displays the date in the day/month (two-digit)/year format. page 28 Setting the local time 1 2 Date Type touch “Settings” “General” You can set the date display to one of four types.Other settings Time Zone You can easily set the clock to the local time when using your camcorder while traveling. touch the Return ( Submenu items ) tab. and then touch the ( Visit 1 2 Press the Home ( “Date Type”. The clock is adjusted according to the time difference between your home and the location you are visiting. • Home: The clock will be used according to your setting on the Date/Time Set menu. • • • • 2011/01/01: Displays the date in the year/month (two-digit)/day format. 01/JAN/2011: Displays the date in the day/month/year format. Select Home when using your camcorder for the first time or when returning the clock to your hometown date/time settings. Select the time zone by touching the left ( )/right ( ) tab. ) tab on Press the Home ( ) button “Time Zone” “Visit”.Lisbon [HOME-00:00] 01/JAN/2011 00:00 JAN/01/2011 01/JAN/2011 01/01/2011 3 To exit the menu. you can display the date and time of the recording during playback. touch the Return ( Submenu items ) tab. JAN/01/2011: Displays the date in the month/day/year format.

touch the Return ( Submenu items ) tab.During recording and playing . etc. touch the Return ( Submenu items ) tab.Other settings Time Type You can set the time display type to 12 hour or 24 hour.When the camcorder has a cable connection. Beep Sound You can turn the beep that sounds when you touch tabs and buttons on the screen on or off. mini HDMI cable. The Beep Sound is cancelled in the following cases: . > General Beep Sound Shutter Sound Auto Power Off Quick On STBY ON ON 3 To exit the menu. • 24 Hr: Displays the time information in 24 hour units. ) button touch “Settings” “General” 1 2 Press the Home ( “Time Type”. >> Time Type 12 Hr 24 Hr Touch the desired item next to “Beep Sound”. page 68 This function depends on the “Date/Time Display” setting. • OFF: Disables the function. (Audio/Video cable. • ON: You will hear a beep sound when operating buttons or tabs such as Recording start/stop button. Touch the desired submenu item. 3 To exit the menu. 1 2 Press the Home ( ) button touch “Settings” “General”. • 12 Hr: Displays the time information in 12 hour units.) 74 .

This function prevents unnecessary power consumption. (USB cable.Other settings Shutter Sound You can turn the shutter sound that plays when taking a photo with the Recording start/stop button on or off. > General Beep Sound Shutter Sound Auto Power Off Quick On STBY ON ON 1 2 Press the Home ( ) button “Auto Power Off”. 75 . (Audio/Video cable.While you are recording (including the recording pause). etc. close the LCD screen and then open it. mini HDMI cable. touch “Settings” “General” Touch the desired submenu item. touch the Return( Submenu items ) tab. >> Auto Power Off Off 5 Min 3 To exit the menu.When the camcorder has a cable connection. etc. playing (except pause). • 5 Min: The camcorder turns off if idle for 5 minutes without performing an operation.While the Demo function is in operation. • Auto Power Off does not work in the following situations: . touch the Return( Submenu items ) tab.) . • To turn the camcorder on again. Auto Power Off You can set your camcorder to turn off automatically if it is idle for 5 minutes without performing an operation.) • Off: Disables the function. AC power adaptor. The camcorder does not make the shutter sound: .When the camcorder has a cable connection. • ON: You will hear the shutter sound when taking a photo with the Recording start/stop button. or running a photo slide show. • OFF: Disables the function. Touch the desired item next to “Shutter Sound”. . 3 To exit the menu. 1 2 Press the Home ( ) button touch “Settings” “General”.

. With the Quick On STBY function On. you can use the Quick On STBY function under most shooting conditions to reduce energy consumption effectively. 1 2 Press the Home ( ) button “Quick On STBY”. • The Quick On STBY mode is not available under the following conditions: . use the Quick On STBY function to reduce energy consumption and battery drain. closing the LCD screen starts Quick On STBY. the camcorder turns off. 76 . • 5 Min: Closing the LCD screen starts the Quick On STBY mode after a short period of time. .When the LCD screen is open.When you operate the buttons on the camcorder. Submenu items • Off: Closing the LCD screen turns off the camcorder. However. >> Quick On STBY Off 5 Min 3 To exit the menu. Touch the desired submenu item. touch “Settings” “General” • We recommend turning off the camcorder after use to reduce energy consumption.While recording.Other settings Quick On STBY When you are going to record frequently for an extended time. After 5 minutes in Quick On STBY mode. touch the Return( ) tab. as an alternative. • The charging indicator keeps blinking in Quick On STBY mode.

Also. page 31 • If there is no storage media inserted. Make sure to format the storage media on this camcorder. you cannot select the Format function. By deleting all files and options. • ON : You can use the camcorder easily with both your hands. be sure to use the provided AC power adapter. you can use the camcorder easily with both your hands. If the “Switch Grip” sets to “On”. • The format is executed with a message. format it again. 3 • OFF : Disables the function. 3 To exit the menu. > General Switch Grip ) button touch “Settings” “General” Touch the desired item next to “Switch Grip”. enabling stable read/write speeds and operation. To exit the menu. touch the Return( ) tab. including protected files. • You cannot format a memory card with the protection tab set to lock. 1 2 Press the Home ( ) button touch “Settings” “General”. > General Switch Grip Format Default Set Language ON ON Format Default Set Language 2 ) tab. • Do not remove the storage media or perform any other operation (such as turning off the power) during formatting. formatting typically corrects problems. • Do not format the storage media on a PC or other device. Format Use this function if you want to delete all files completely or to correct problems on the storage media. touch the Return ( Submenu items Touch “Yes” “Yes”.Other settings Switch Grip The camcorder is designed for you to use conveniently with either your right or left hand. 77 . and its name will be dimmed on the menu. as the storage media may be corrupted if the battery becomes exhausted during formatting. • If the storage media becomes corrupted. • Formatting completely deletes all files and options on a memory card. 1 Press the Home ( “Format”.

Set the date and time again. ) button touch “Settings” “General” • A message appears asking for your confirmation. Language You can select the language the camcorder uses to display the menu and messages. • The Time Zone screen appears after all settings return to the default. page 29 >> Language English 1 Press the Home ( “Default Set”. page 28 Español Norsk Magyar Hrvatski ไทย • Do not turn off the power while using this function. • Initialising the camcorder settings to factory defaults does not affect recorded images.Other settings Default Set You can restore all menu settings to the default conditions (factory settings). 78 . Français > General Switch Grip Format Default Set Language ON Deutsch Supported languages English Français Português Dansk Română Українська Türkçe Nederlands Polski Български Русский Deutsch Svenska Čeština Ελληνικά Italiano Suomi Slovensky Srpski 2 3 Touch "Yes" if you want all the settings returned to the default.

• OFF: Disables the function.If you press any button (Recording start/stop. Using the Demo function The Demo mode is cancelled in the following cases: . However.If you set “Auto Power Off” to “5 Min” and you are using the battery to power the camcorder. touch the Return ( Submenu items ) tab. Touch the desired item next to “Demo”.). set “Demo” to “OFF”. . the Auto Power Off function turns the camcorder off before Demo runs. • ON: Enables the Demo function. 79 . > General Format Default Set Language Demo ON The Demo function does not operate in the following case: . If you don’t want the Demo function to start.Other settings Demo The Demo mode automatically shows you the major functions that are included with your camcorder so that you can use them more easily. 3 To exit the menu. etc.If the LCD screen is touched. the camcorder enters the Demo mode automatically after 5 minutes in STBY mode if it is idle for 5 minutes without an operation. 1 2 Press the Home ( ) button touch “Settings” “General”. Home ( ).

3. pages 42~46 Understanding the HDMI HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transmitting uncompressed digital data. For more information. If an Anynet+ supported TV is connected to the camcorder by an HDMI cable. (an Anynet+ function) If you don’t want this to occur. If you try to connect the camcorder to a TV and don’t have your user’s manual. and then start to play back videos or photos. Set the TV’s input or source selector to the HDMI input you’ve attached the camcorder to. What is Anynet+ function? The Anynet+ function lets you control all devices that support the Anynet + function with the same remote. The HDMI jack on the camcorder is for output only. page 71 You can use only a C to A type Mini HDMI cable with this camcorder. • Refer to the TV’s instruction manual to see how to select the TV’s input or source. turning on the camcorder may turn the TV’s power on. • Check if there is an HDMI input jack on your TV. Connect the camcorder to the TV with a Mini HDMI cable. page 71 Use only HDMI 1. the screen display may not work. • Select “HDMI TV Out”.Connecting to a TV CONNECTING TO A HIGH DEFINITION TV WITH HDMI You can view High Definition (HD) quality videos recorded in HD resolution on an HDTV using an HDMI connection. • If you do not turn on the camcorder first. page 69 1 2 3 Turn on the camcorder. • Use the AC power adaptor to power the camcorder when you attach it to a TV. you can use the “TV Connect Guide” menu function to view connection instructions on the camcorder’s screen. Camcorder • Signal flow • • • Mini HDMI Cable • 80 This camcorder is provided with the “TV Connect Guide” menu function. If the camcorder is connected with HDMI cables that are not version 1. set “Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)” to “OFF”. Using a mini HDMI cable HDTV 4 Select the playback mode on your camcorder.3 cable when connecting to the HDMI jack of this camcorder. . This camcorder supports HDMI output to deliver high-definition video transfer. the camcorder may fail to recognise the connected TV. refer to the Anynet+ supported TV’s user manual. You can use the Anynet + function on the camcorder if the camcorder is connected with an HDMI cable to an Anynet+ supported TV.

• When connecting to a TV using the Audio/Video cable. The TV screen may not display the right video information if connected incorrectly. • Video input may appear green depending on the TV. page 42~46 • Make sure you’ve connected the camcorder to the correct input jacks. images recorded in high-definition image quality (“Full HD 1080/50i” or “HD 720/50p”) are played back in standard definition image quality. • When you connect the camcorder to a TV using the Audio/Video cable. connect the yellow plug of the Audio/Video cable to the video jack. Set the TV’s input or source selector to the input you’ve attached the camcorder to. • Refer to the TV’s instruction manual to see how to select the TV input. If this occurs. 1 2 Connect the camcorder to a TV with an Audio/Video cable. This camcorder supports the composite output for standard definition video transfer.HDMI Audio/Video (composite) output • This camcorder is provided with the “TV Connect Guide” menu function. and leave the red plug unconnected. page 71 • If your TV has one audio jack (mono input). If you try to connect the camcorder to a TV and don’t have your user’s manual. • When the camcorder is connected to a TV with more than one kind of cable. 3 Connecting an Audio/Video cable for the composite output Regular TV Select the playback mode on your camcorder. Camcorder Signal flow Audio/Video cable 81 . match the colour of the cables to the colour of the corresponding jacks.Connecting to a TV CONNECTING TO A REGULAR TV You can view images recorded with your camcorder on a regular TV that supports standard definition. connect the yellow plug of the Audio/Video cable to the green jack of the TV. you can use the “TV Connect Guide” menu function to view connection instructions on the camcorder’s screen. the camcorder outputs video signals in the following order of priority: . and then start to play back videos or photos. Use the AC power adaptor to power the camcorder when you attach it to a TV. the white plug to the audio jack.

page 68 82 . If the volume is too high.Connecting to a TV VIEWING ON A TV SCREEN Image appearance depends on the TV screen aspect ratio Appearance on Wide (16:9) TV Appearance on 4:3 TV Recording ratio Images recorded in a 16:9 ratio • Adjust the volume to a moderate level. the TV screen does not display the camcorder’s OSD (On Screen Display) menus. • If “TV Display” is set “OFF”. the video information may include noise.

• To copy a video recorded in HD (high definition) image quality in HD.) on the screen of the connected monitor device set “TV Display: OFF”. • If your recording device has an input selector. • Refer to the instruction manuals supplied with your recording VCR or DVD/ HDD recorder device for details. 1 Connect your camcorder to the recording device (VCR or DVD/ HDD recorder) with the Audio/Video cable. set it to the correct input mode. etc. use the built-in software of your camcorder. • To hide the screen indicators (such as the counter. Start the playback on your camcorder. and record it on the recording device. stop the recording device. page 68 Signal flow Audio/Video cable 83 . display it on the screen. • Videos are dubbed to the other recording device via analogue data transfer. (composite connection) Use the supplied Audio/Video cable.Dubbing videos DUBBING TO A VCR OR DVD/HDD RECORDER Videos recorded in this camcorder can be dubbed to a VCR or DVD/HDD recorders.) into the recording device. and copy the video to your computer. etc. • Use the AC power adaptor to power the camcorder when you dub to a VCR or DVD/HDD recorder. the image quality may deteriorate. disc. page 87 • Because dubbing is performed via analogue data transfer. and the your camcorder. regardless of the recording resolution (HD/SD). • Connect your camcorder to the input jacks of the recording device. • You cannot dub to a recorder with an HDMI cable. • Videos recorded on this camcorder can only be dubbed using the Audio/Video cable in SD (standard definition) image quality. page 68 • To record the date/time. 4 Camcorder When dubbing is finished. 2 3 Insert the storage device (tape.

( • The corresponding message appears. • The number of copies is set. Camcorder Touch “Yes”. 84 • If the camcorder fails to recognise the printer. To set the number of prints Touch the decrease ( )/increase ( to print. Touch the photos you want to print. • The selected photo is printed. 1/12 100_0001 1 Set “USB Connect” to “PictBridge”. To stop printing after printing starts Touch “Cancel” on the screen. page 30 3 4 Turn your printer on. remove the USB cable. ) tab to set the number of copies Photo Printer (Compatible with PictBridge) To cancel the print setting Touch the Thumbnail view ( ) tab on the LCD screen. • Use the supplied USB cable. and then connect the USB cable again. Set “USB Connect” to “PictBridge”. • The photo thumbnails appear on the LCD screen. . and then turn off the printer.Printing photos DIRECT PRINTING WITH A PICTBRIDGE PRINTER You can print photos directly by connecting your camcorder to a PictBridge printer (sold separately) using a USB cable. >> USB Connect Mass Storage PictBridge page 70 5 2 Use a USB cable to connect your camcorder to the printer. Insert the memory card. and then touch the Print ) tab.

• Various printing options are available depending on the printer. Refer to the printer’s user manual for details. it might damage data on the storage media. Olympus. • You cannot print video images. Fuji. touch the Return ( ) tab. If the camcorder shuts off during printing. • The selected date and time will be printed on photos. The date/time imprint option cannot be setup if the printer does not support the option.Printing photos To set the date/time imprint for Pictbridge printers • The date/time imprint option may not be supported by all printers. Seiko Epson. Off Date Time Date/Time 01/J AN /20 11 1/10 100_0001 01/J 00:0 0 AN/2 011 00:0 0 3 To exit the menu. HP. • Use the AC power adaptor to power the camcorder during PictBridge printing. 85 . touch the MENU ( 1/12 100_0001 ) tab “Date/Time”. an image transfer standard developed by Canon. Check with your printer manufacturer. and Sony. 1 In the printer mode. • You cannot print photos recorded on other devices. • PictBridge™ is a registered trademark of CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association). • The selected date and time display option is set. 2 Touch the desired submenu item.

ATI Radeon HD 2600 series or higher 1024 x 768. (the mass storage function) CPU RAM Video Card Display USB Direct X Memory Card • System requirements mentioned above are recommendations. • On a slower computer than recommended. . . 86 . 16-bit colour or higher (1280 x 1024.6GHz or higher is recommended) 1GB or higher is recommended NVIDIA GeForce 8500 or higher.Playing back recorded videos or photos. etc. • You can transfer or copy the files (videos and photos) saved on the storage media into your computer. Vista. 32-bit colour recommended) USB 2.66 GHz or higher is recommended AMD Athlon™ X2 Dual-Core 2. video playback may skip frames or operate unexpectedly. Intelli-studio may not operate optimally. • We recommend transferring the recorded videos to a PC before playing back or editing the video data. System requirements The following requirements must be satisfied to use the internal editing software (Intelli-studio): Items OS Requirement Microsoft Windows XP SP2. or Windows 7 Intel® Core 2 Duo® 1.2 GHz or higher is recommended (Notebook: Intel Core2 Duo 2. • To run Intelli-studio. Facebook.0c or higher. .0c or higher A SDHC card of Class 6 or above Main function • Intelli-studio editing software’s main functions. a laptop computer requires better and faster components than a desktop PC. install DirectX 9.2GHz or AMD Athlon X2 Dual-Core 2. Flickr.Editing recorded videos or photos.Using with a Windows computer WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH A WINDOWS COMPUTER You can perform the following functions by connecting your camcorder to your Windows computer with a USB cable and using the Intelli-studio editing software built into your camcorder.0 DirectX 9. • If the version of DirectX on your computer is lower than 9. Even on a system that satisfies the requirements. • Intelli-studio is not Mac OS compliant.Uploading the recorded videos and photos to YouTube.0c.

• When the USB cable is connected.exe. • If you disconnect the USB cable from the PC or the camcorder while transferring files. select “Help” “Help” on the Intelli-studio screen. If the “Stop a Hardware device” window appears. turning the camcorder on or off may cause the PC to malfunction. 3 Click “Yes” in the new file saving window. remove all USB devices from the PC. If this occurs. 3. Step 1. Click “Yes” to confirm. such as YouTube or Flickr. and then reconnect the camcorder. 4. access My Computer or Windows Explorer. the Windows removable disk window may also appear. and then click “Stop”. • Intelli-studio may not automatically run. you must follow these steps: 2 Connect the camcorder to a PC with the USB cable. 2.Using with a Windows computer USING THE Intelli-studio PROGRAMME Intelli-studio is a built-in programme that allows you to play back and edit files. and then run iStudio. You can upload files to web sites. Connecting the USB cable 1 Set “USB Connect: Mass Storage” and “PC Software: ON”. 87 . • Depending on your version of Windows. If your camcorder has no new files. the pop-up window for saving new files will not appear. Select “USB Mass Storage Device”. (Supplied by Samsung) • Make sure you insert the USB plug into the USB jack with the plug facing in the correct direction. the camcorder may not work properly. The uploading procedure starts. 1. the data transmission will stop and the data may be damaged. open the drive that corresponds to your camcorder. page 70 • These are the default settings. find Intelli-studio. Click the “Safely Remove Hardware” icon on the taskbar. • Use the AC power adaptor to power the camcorder when transferring files to your computer. If this occurs. click “OK”. • If you connect the camcorder to a PC via a USB HUB or simultaneously connect the camcorder along with other USB devices. select “No”. To disconnect the USB cable To disconnect the USB cable after completing the file transfer. • If you do not want to save any new files. • A new file saving window appears along with the Intelli-studio main window. Disconnect the USB cable from the camcorder and PC. For details. • Use the provided USB cable.

Using with a Windows computer Step 2. 0 ! @ # $ % 88 . About the Intelli-studio main window When the Intelli-studio starts up. Switch to Share mode. • You can update the firmware of this product by selecting “Web Support” “Upgrade firmware for the connected device” from the program toolbar. we recommend an editing software designed for professional use. To install the programme. Enlarge or reduce the thumbnails in the list. Description Menu items Display files in the selected folder. store files in Contents Manager. view files on a map. Select a file type. • The camcorder’s built-in Intelli-studio software is intended for home use. View videos and photos of the selected folder on the device. View videos and photos of the selected folder on your computer. or register faces. It is not for precision or industrial productions. 1 % $ # 2 3 4 5 6 7 No. select “Tool” “Install Intelli-studio on PC”. • If you install the full version of Intelli-studio software. Switch to Video edit mode. 1 2 3 8 9 4 5 6 @ 0 ! 7 8 9 • If you install Intelli-studio on your PC. View files as thumbnails or on a map Browse folders in the connected device. Start the installation by clicking on “Web Support” “Update Intelli-studio” “Start Update”. Switch to Photo edit mode. Show or hide videos and photos of the connected device. For these applications. Browse folders stored on your computer Move to the previous or next folder Print files. you can use various functions. video and photo thumbnails appear in the main window. the programme will launch more quickly.

depending on the folder you selected. • Playback starts and the controls appear.) Before editing a video or photo in Intelli-studio. Audio: AAC). BMP. • The selected file appears in the editing window. Insert Frame. Image Effect. • If you click a video thumbnail once.264. Fine-Tuning. PNG.Using with a Windows computer Step 3. GIF. the video plays back inside the thumbnail frame. 2 Choose the video or photo that you want to play back. allowing you to search for a desired scene with ease.Video formats: MP4 (Video: H. (Change Size. 1 With Intelli-studio. TIFF 89 . etc. 3 After you select the video or photo you want. double-click to play back. Click “Movie Edit” or “Photo Edit” according to the selected file on the Intelli-studio browser.Photo formats: JPG. 1 2 Choose the videos or photos you want to edit. Intelli-studio supports the following file formats: . 3 Edit a video or photo with various edit functions. Playing back videos or photos You can play back the recordings conveniently using the Intellistudio application. • Video or photo thumbnails appear on the screen. click the desired folder to display your recordings. make a backup copy of the video or photo file and store it on your computer for safe-keeping using My Computer or Windows Explorer. • You can view the file information by moving the mouse over the file. Editing videos or photos You can edit the videos or photos in various ways with various functions. WMV (WMV 7/8/9) . Step 4.

Sharing the videos/photos online Share your contents with the world by uploading photos and videos directly to a web site with one click. The recording time and capacity available for uploading videos can be changed depending on each web site’s policy. 90 . “Flickr”. “Picasa”.Using with a Windows computer Step 5. 1 2 Choose the videos or photos you want to share. • The selected file appears in the sharing window. “Email”. • Access to the web site contents can be limited depending on your web access environment. or another web site you want to use for your site management. Click “Share” on the Intelli-studio browser. 4 Click “Upload” to start uploading. 5 Enter your ID and the password to access. • You can choose “YouTube”. “twitter”. “Facebook”. 3 Click the web site you would like to upload files to. • A pop up window appears asking for your ID and password.

91 . page 87 • The “Removable Disk” or “Samsung” window appears on the Select the desired folder or files to copy. page 30 page 70 page 70 Photos Videos Setting data System data 6 Connect the camcorder to the PC with the USB cable. • If the “Removable Disk” window does not appear.Using with a Windows computer USING AS A REMOVABLE STORAGE DEVICE You can copy video or photo files recorded by the camcorder to a Windows computer by connecting the camcorder to the computer using a USB cable. • If the connected camcorder’s disk drive does not open or the context menu that appears when right clicking your mouse (open or browse) appears broken. PC’s screen after a moment. and then click “OK”. • The folder or files are copied from the storage media to the PC. your computer may be infected by Autorun virus. Insert a memory card. • Different file types are stored in different folders. Set “PC Software” to “OFF”. then drag and drop them into the destination folder. open the removable disk folder in My Computer. Viewing the contents of storage media 1 2 3 4 Set “USB Connect” to “Mass Storage”. If the removable disk does not appear automatically. confirm the connection ( page 87) or perform steps 1 to 4 again. • Select “Open folders to view files using Windows Explorer”. 5 The folders in the storage media appear. Please update your anti-virus software to its latest version and scan your disk drives.

JPG name format. The file extension is “. The maximum number of folders is 999. 92 .000. etc. 101VIDEO. Video file (H. The file extension is “. • A new folder is created when the file number has reached 999~1.MP4 name format. • Photos have a SAM_####. Do not modify the name of a video file recorded by the camcorder. Photo files • Photo images are compressed in JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) format.999 files in a storage media. • SD-quality videos have a SDV_####. For proper playback.264 format. the camcorder requires that files have their original folder and file names.MP4 name format. etc. File format Video files • Video files are compressed in H.Using with a Windows computer Structure of folders and files on the storage media • The folder and file structure for storage media are below. • The folder names are given in the following order: 100VIDEO. Photo file 2 • As with video files. • File naming follows DCF (Design rule for Camera File System) rules. • The file number used in the file name automatically increases when you create a new video file.JPG”. the file number used in the file name automatically increases when you create a new photo file. 101PHOTO. • The camcorder can create a maximum of 9.264) 1 • HD-quality videos have an HDV_####. • Refer to page 63 for the photo resolution. • Refer to page 63 for the video resolution.MP4”. • The folder names are given in the following order: 100PHOTO.

The memory card has a problem and the camcorder • Replace the memory card with another card. Action • Insert a memory card. Storage media Message Insert Card Icon Informs that.. Battery Message Low Battery Icon Informs that. change to an authentic Samsung battery. 93 . • Replace the memory card with another card that has enough free space. They may save you the time and expense of an unnecessary call. Check the information and take corrective action.. • Back-up files to a PC or another storage media. and then delete unneeded files.Troubleshooting Before contacting a Samsung authorised service centre. cannot recognise it.. • Delete unnecessary files from the memory card. • Check whether the battery is authentic.. Action • Replace with a charged battery or connect the AC power adaptor. WARNING INDICATORS AND MESSAGES Problems may occur because of the following reasons. • We recommend you use only genuine Samsung batteries in this camcorder. The battery is almost discharged. Card Full There is not enough space to record on the memory card. Card Locked Card Error The write protection tab on an SD or SDHC card has been set to lock. perform the following simple checks. If not. Check authenticity of the battery. • Release the write protection tab. There is no memory card inserted in the memory card slot. - The battery cannot pass authenticity check.

Not Supported Format Not Supported Card Low Speed Card.Troubleshooting Storage media Message Not Formatted Icon Informs that. another device and may still have existing images on • Format the card using the camcorder or replace it. The memory card is not supported in this camcorder. • If a file is not recovered. • Never turn off the power or eject memory card during recording. Recovering Data… Don’t power off and keep card inside. • Format the memory card using this camcorder. Write Error - Some problem occurred while writing data to storage media. 94 . use the camcorder to format the storage media after backing up important files to a PC or another storage media. • Replace the memory card with a recommended card. The memory card is not fast enough to record at this resolution. • Record video at a lower resolution and quality. - Recording Message Icon Informs that.... the card with a card formatted correctly. - The file was not created normally. Action • Turn the camcorder's power off and on for data recovery. • Files cannot be played as the memory card The memory card may have been formatted by format is not supported by the camcorder. • Replace memory card with a faster card.. Action The memory card is not formatted in this camcorder. • Wait until data recovery is finished. Please record at a lower resolution.

File number is full. Cannot take a photo. • Set “File No. • Back up files to your PC or another storage media and delete files. • Set “File No..” to “Reset” and format the storage media.. The number of video files that can be stored is 9. • Delete unnecessary files on the storage media. Remember to back up important files before formatting. - Folder and file number have reached the maximum number and you cannot record.” to “Reset” and format the storage media. • Set “File No. 95 . • Set “File No. File number is full.999.999. • Format the storage media. Cannot record video. The number of photo files is full.Troubleshooting Recording Message Icon Informs that. Lens cover is closed. • Open the lens cover. • Change to another card which has enough free space. Cannot take a photo. • Back up files to your PC or another storage media and delete files. Remember to back up important files before formatting. • Format the storage media. Check the lens cover - Folder and file number have reached the maximum number and you cannot record. Action The number of video files is full. - • Delete unnecessary files from the storage media.” to “Reset”.” to “Reset”. • Change to another card which has enough free space. - The number of photo files that can be stored is 9. Cannot record video.

and then perform the combine function. • Edit after deleting unnecessary files. You cannot edit due to insufficient space on memory card. Icon Informs that.. The files you want to combine have different resolutions. Note that you cannot combine files if the total size of the combined files exceeds 1. 96 .8GB. Editing videos Message Cannot select different resolution. and then combine the resulting file with an additional file. Total file size is over than 1. A problem has occurred while the camcorder was reading data from the storage media.Troubleshooting Playback Message Read Error Icon Informs that. • Use the camcorder to format the storage media after backing up important files to a PC or another storage device.. - Only two files can be combined. Action • Use the camcorder to format the storage media after backing up important files to a PC or another storage device. Not enough free space in Card.8GB. - The files whose total size is likely to exceed 1.8GB cannot be combined. Corrupted file - This file cannot be read. Action • You cannot combine files that have different resolutions. • Perform a divide or partial delete function first to delete unnecessary parts of the files. • Combine two files first.. - Select 2 files for combine..

Troubleshooting USB Message Fail Printer Connecting Change 'USB Connect' Fail USB Connecting Change 'USB Connect' Icon Informs that. 97 . Paper Error - There is a problem with the paper. Print Error - A problem occurred during printing. • Check the paper in the printer. • Switch “USB connect” function to “Mass Storage”. • Your camcorder does not support this file format. - - A problem occurred when connecting the camcorder via USB to a PC. • Turn the printer’s power off and on. • Switch “USB connect” function to “PictBridge”. • Do not remove power source or eject memory card during printing. • Try another file recorded on your camcorder. A problem occurred when connecting the camcorder via USB to a printer. insert paper. File Error - There is a problem with the file. Ink Error - There is a problem with an ink cartridge. Printer Error There is a problem with the printer. • Check the ink cartridge. • Put a new ink cartridge into the printer. • Try the connection procedure again. Action • Check the USB cable. • Try the connection procedure again... If there is no paper. • Contact the printer manufacturer’s service centre. • Check the USB cable.

Troubleshooting SYMPTOMS AND SOLUTIONS If these instructions do not solve your problem. Explanation/Solution • This can occur when recording or viewing a 16:9 ratio image on a 4:3 ratio TV. and connect the power supply to the camcorder again before turning it on. For more details. see the display specification. Use another battery. • The battery has reached the end of its lifespan and cannot be recharged. Display Symptom The TV screen or LCD display has distorted images or has stripes at the top/bottom or on the left/right. make sure it is properly connected to a wall outlet. page 82 • The camcorder is in Demo mode. The battery discharges quickly. Explanation/Solution • The battery may not be installed in your camcorder. • The temperature is too low. Charge the battery again. page 75 • The battery is almost exhausted. • Is “Auto Power Off” set to “5 Min”? If no button is pressed for about 5 minutes. • The battery is not fully charged. Charge the battery or replace it with a charged one. To disable this option. the camcorder is automatically turned off (“Auto Power Off”). page 79 • A warning indicator or message appears on the screen. The power turns off automatically. Power Symptom The camcorder does not turn on. Power cannot be turned off. . pages 93~97 98 Unknown indicator appears on the screen. • Remove the battery or unplug the AC power adaptor. • If you use the AC power adaptor. change the setting “Demo” to “OFF”. contact your nearest Samsung authorised service centre. • The inserted battery may be discharged. change the setting of “Auto Power Off” to “Off”. or vice versa. Insert the battery into the camcorder. If you do not want to see Demo images. Unknown image appears on the LCD screen. Charge the battery or replace it with a charged one.

Adjust the brightness and angle of the LCD. • Ambient light is too bright. • If you make recordings or delete files frequently. • If you use a memory card with low writing speed. Explanation/Solution • Set your camcorder to the recording mode. • Set your camcorder to the photo recording mode. • The estimated recording time may vary depending on content and features used. Use a new memory card or format the storage media. black for an instant. You cannot record a photo image. the date/time does not • “Date/Time Display” is set to “Off”. Back up important files on your PC and format the storage media or delete the unnecessary files. When the screen is exposed to direct sunlight during recording. When recording a subject illuminated by • This is not a malfunction. page 26 • Release the lock on the write-protection tab of the memory card if any. page 58 99 . • Check if memory card is not inserted or write-protect tab is set to lock. If this occurs. bright light. a vertical line appears. During recording. the camcorder automatically stops recording videos and a corresponding message appears on the LCD screen. the screen becomes red or • This is not a malfunction. the actual recording time may be shortened. format the storage media again. The recording stops automatically. page 77 Or remove unnecessary images. the performance of the storage media deteriorates. Set the “Date/Time Display” to On. Recording Symptom Pressing the Recording start/stop button does not start recording. • When you record an object that moves fast. page 26 • There is not enough free space to record on the storage media. • The storage media is full. The actual recording time is less than the estimated recording time.Troubleshooting Display Symptom An afterimage remains on the LCD screen. The image on the LCD screen looks dark. Explanation/Solution • This occurs if you disconnect the AC power adaptor or remove the battery before turning the power off. page 68 display. • There is no more free space for recording on the storage media.

• When the Mini HDMI cable or Audio/Video cable is connected to the camcorder. • Only the file name is displayed if the directory structure complies with the international standard. or mercury lamp. the Shutter Sound is not available. • On your camcorder. • The file may be corrupted. • When the Mini HDMI cable or Audio/Video cable is connected to the camcorder. Horizontal stripes appear on the images. This is not an error. You don’t hear the beep sound. Explanation/Solution • Set “Shutter Sound” to “ON”. Release protection of the image using the Protect function.Troubleshooting Recording Symptom You don’t hear the shutter sound when you record a photo image. page 31 • The memory card is not supported on your camcorder or card has some problems. format it again directly on your camcorder. Storage Media Symptom Memory card functions do not operate. the Beep Sound is not available. • Set “Beep Sound” to “ON”. page 59 • Release the lock on the write-protect tab of the memory card (SDHC/SD memory card). page 77 • Release the lock on the write-protect tab of the memory card (SDHC/SD memory card). if any. sodium lamp. page 30 • If you use a memory card formatted on a computer. if any. Explanation/Solution • Insert a memory card into your camcorder properly. 100 . • The file format is not supported by your camcorder. • This occurs when recording images under a fluorescent lamp. • Beep sound is temporally off while recording videos. You cannot format the memory card. page 31 • You cannot delete a protected images. This is not a malfunction. There is a time difference between the point where you press the Recording start/stop button and the point where the recorded video starts/stops. there may be a slight time delay between the point when you press the Recording start/stop button and the actual point where the recorded video starts/ stops. The data file name is not indicated correctly. Image cannot be deleted.

• Check if the AC power adaptor or battery back is properly connected and secure. etc. • The camcorder cannot output Images from the HDMI jack if the material is copyright protected. page 31 Photo images stored on a storage media are not displayed in the actual size. (Video recording mode only) page 53 • The recording conditions are not suitable for auto focus.) Symptom You cannot view the image on or hear the sound from the connected device. You cannot view the image on or hear the sound from a TV connected using the HDMI cable. Explanation/Solution • Make sure that the connection cable is connected to the proper jack. • Check memory card compatibility. (Video recording mode only) page 53 • The lens is dusty on the surface. • Recording is being made in a dark location. Adjust the focus manually. • This phenomenon is caused by connecting to a TV with 4:3 aspect ratio. depending on the recording conditions. Playback is interrupted unexpectedly. This is not an error. • The white balance is incorrect. A subject passing quickly through the frame appears distorted • This is called the focal plane phenomenon. • Photo images recorded on other devices may not appear in their actual size. Set the proper “White Balance”. Playback on your camcorder Symptom Explanation/Solution Playback (playback/pause) function does not • Image files recorded using another device may not play back on your camcorder. Clean the lens and check the focus. page 50 Focus does not adjust automatically. a subject passing through a frame rapidly may appear to bend. The image appears distorted on a TV.Troubleshooting Adjusting the image during recording Symptom Explanation/Solution • Set “Focus” to “Auto”. work. Because of the way the image device (CMOS sensor) reads out video signals. 101 . Playback on other devices (TV. This is not a malfunction. Use a light to brighten the area. Image’s colour balance is not natural.

page 86 • Exit the Intelli-studio application. i. restart the computer. • Set “PC Software” to “ON” in the Settings menu or install Intelli-studio on the computer. Make sure that the Audio/Video cable is connected to the proper jack. and restart the Windows computer. • The Audio/Video cable is not connected properly. • To play back an HD video file.e. PC. Connecting to a computer Symptom Your computer does not recognise your camcorder.) Symptom You cannot dub correctly using the HDMI cable. • You need a video codec to play back the file recorded on your camcorder. Use a computer with the recommended specifications.Troubleshooting Connecting/Dubbing with other devices (Recorder. You cannot dub correctly using the Audio/ Video cable. and then connect the cable again properly. 102 . 88 Cannot play back a video file properly on a PC. etc. and then connect the USB cable again correctly. pages 70. Intelli-studio does not start. Explanation/Solution • Disconnect the USB cable from the computer and camcorder. page 83 • Your printer may not print images edited on a computer or recorded using other devices. and connect the USB cable to the USB jack on your camcorder firmly. • Disconnect the cable from the computer and camcorder. restart the computer. This is not an error. you need a computer with better specifications. Printer. Your PictBridge printer cannot print photos from your camcorder. Install the software provided with your camcorder. Intelli-studio does not function properly. page 88 • Make sure you insert the connector in the correct direction. Explanation/Solution • You cannot dub images using the HDMI cable. to the input jack of the device used for dubbing images from your camcorder.

Troubleshooting
Connecting to a computer
Symptom Explanation/Solution

• Video playback or sound may stop temporarily depending on your computer. The video Your computer is not playing videos, images, or sound copied to your computer is not affected. or sound located on your camcorder • If your camcorder is connected to a computer that does not support Hi-speed USB properly. (USB2.0), the image or sound may not play back correctly. Images, video, and sound copied from the camcorder to your computer are not affected. • Check the system requirements to play back a video. • Shut down all other applications currently running on the computer. • If you play back a video on your camcorder when it is connected to a computer, the video may not play back smoothly on the computer, depending on the transfer speed. Please copy the file to your PC, and then play it back.

The playback screen is paused or distorted.

Overall operations
Symptom The date and time are incorrect. Explanation/Solution • Has the camcorder been left unused for a long period of time? The backup internal rechargeable battery may be discharged. page 28

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Additional information
MAINTENANCE
The suggestions below will help you fulfill any warranty obligations and allow you to enjoy this product for many years. • To clean the lens Use a blower brush to remove dust, and then wipe the lens gently with a soft cloth. If necessary, wipe gently with lens paper or tissue. - Mould may form if the lens is left dirty. - If the lens looks dim, turn off the camcorder and leave it off for about 1 hour.

Cautions when storing
• For safekeeping of the camcorder, turn off the camcorder. - Remove the battery. - Remove the memory card.

Cleaning the camcorder
Before cleaning, turn off the camcorder and remove the battery. • To clean the exterior - Wipe gently with a soft dry cloth. Do not apply excessive force when cleaning. Gently rub the surface. - Do not use benzene or thinner to clean the camcorder. The exterior coating could peel off or the case could deteriorate. • To clean the LCD screen Wipe very gently with a soft dry cloth. Be careful not to damage the screen.

LCD screen
• To prolong its service life, do not rub the LCD screen with a coarse cloth. • Be aware of the following LCD screen phenomena. They are not malfunctions. - When you use the camcorder, the surface around the LCD screen may heat up. - If you leave the power on for a long time, the surface around the LCD screen becomes hot. - When using the camcorder in cold conditions, an afterimage may appear on the LCD screen. • An LCD screen is manufactured using advanced technology which creates screens with pixel failure rates of less than 0.01%. However, a black or bright spot (red, blue, white) may appear in the centre of the LCD screen and up to two spots may appear outside the centre. These spots, which are normally incurred during the manufacturing process, do not affect the recorded images.

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Additional information
When there is dew condensation, put the camcorder aside for a while before using
• What is dew condensation? Dew condensation happens when a camcorder is moved to a location where there is a significant temperature difference from the previous location. The dew condenses on the external or internal parts of the camcorder, and on the reflection lens. If there is dew on or in your camcorder, it may cause the camcorder to malfunction or damage the camcorder when you turn the power on. • Exactly when does dew condensation occur? When you move the camera to a location with a higher temperature than the previous location, or when you move it to a hot area suddenly. Examples: - You record outside in cold weather during the winter and then move the camera in indoors. - You record outside in hot weather after being indoors or inside a car where the A/C was running. • What can I do? - Turn the power off, detach the battery, and leave the camcorder in a dry area for 1~2 hours before using it.

USING YOUR CAMCORDER ABROAD
• Each country or region has its own electric and colour systems. • Before using your camcorder abroad, check the following items.

Power sources
The AC adaptor provided lets you power, recharge, and use your camcorder in any country/region that has AC power in the 100 V to 240 V, 50/60 Hz range. You may need a commercially available AC plug adaptor depending on the design of local wall outlets.

On TV colour systems
Your camcorder is an PAL based camcorder. If you want to view your recordings on a TV or copy them to an external device, it must be an PAL based TV or external device and have the appropriate Audio/Video jacks. Otherwise, you may need to use a separate video format transcoder (For example, an PAL to NTSC format converter). The format transcoder is not provided by Samsung.

• Use the camcorder only after dew condensation has completely disappeared. • Be sure to use the recommended accessories supplied with the camcorder. For service, contact your nearest Samsung authorized service centre.

PAL-compatible countries/regions
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, CIS, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Great Britain, Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Malaysia, Mauritius, Norway, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Thailand, Tunisia, etc.

NTSC-compatible countries/regions
Bahamas, Canada, Central America, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Philippines, Taiwan, United States of America, etc. You can make recordings with your camcorder and view pictures on the LCD screen anywhere in the world.

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This occurs more often when the shutter speed is slow. which usually results in a larger file size.264 defines the latest video coding format standardized by the ISO-IEC and the ITU-T. Alternately. *F. green. Longer focal lengths result in narrower angles of view and the subject is magnified. the aperture value. use a tripod. Optical zoom This is a general zoom which can enlarge images with a lens and does not deteriorate quality of images. Prevent camcorder shake by raising the sensitivity.264 MPEG-4 AVC/H. and it is an important factor in the brightness of a photo. The goal of adjusting the white balance. Smaller number lens has generally brighter image.No=focal length/diameter of lens aperture Aperture The aperture controls the amount of light that reaches the camcorder’s sensor. Effective Pixel Count Unlike the total pixel count. Digital zoom A feature that artificially increases the amount of zoom available with zoom lens (Optical zoom). or colour balance. White balance (colour balance) An adjustment of the intensities of colours (typically the primary colours red. Your camcorder employs MPEG-4 AVC/H. Quality An expression of the rate of compression used in a digital image. A fast shutter speed allows less time to let light in and the photo becomes darker and more easily freezes subjects in motion.Additional information GLOSSARY AF (Auto Focus) A system that automatically focuses the camcorder lens on the subject. MPEG-4 AVC/H. Higher quality images have a lower rate of compression. It consumes less power. Compared with the conventional MPEG-2 format. . Camcorder shake (Blur) If the camcorder is moved while the shutter is open. the DIS or OIS function to stabilise the camcorder. No (F-Number) The f-number defines the brightness of lens. MPEG-4 AVC/H. Composition Composition in photography means arranging objects in a photo. When using the Tele Macro feature. Exposure is controlled by a combination of the shutter speed. Tele Macro This feature allows you to capture close-up images of very small objects. the entire image may appear blurred. EV (Exposure Value) All the combinations of the camcorder’s shutter speed and lens aperture that result in the same exposure. Complementary Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor (CMOS) CMOS is an image sensor producing images approaching the quality of CCD (charge coupled device) sensors. High resolution images contain more pixels and typically show more detail than low resolution images. Usually.264 has more than twice the efficiency. Focal length 106 The distance from the middle of the lens to its focal point (in millimeters). The f-number is directly proportional to the focal length and inversely proportional to the lens diameter. the camcorder can maintain a sharp focus on small objects at a near life-size ratio (1:1).264 to encode high definition videos. in an image. this is the actual number of pixels used to capture an image. Shutter speed Shutter speed refers to the amount of time it takes to open and close the shutter. the image quality will deteriorate as the magnification increases. Exposure The amount of light allowed to reach the camcorder’s sensor. Resolution The number of pixels present in a digital image. as it controls the amount of light which pass through the aperture before it reaches the image sensor. meaning a longer battery life on your camcorder. is to correctly render the colours in an image. When using the Digital zoom. abiding by the rule of thirds leads to a good composition. F. using a faster shutter speed. and blue). Your camcorder uses the contrast to focus automatically. Shorter focal lengths result in wider angles of view. in 2003. and ISO sensitivity.

264 (MPEG-4.8 ~ F2.0 DC 5 V.75mm ~ 27.5mm 57. 107 .9g (0.72 inches) x 53. 6. x10 Optical Zoom.56 oz) (Except for Lithium Ion battery) Omni-directional stereo microphone  The technical specifications and design may be changed without notice.41 lb.4mm (4. Lithium Ion battery 3.27°(W) ~ 6. 43.AVC) AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) 1/4” CMOS 2.07 mega pixels 5. Power supply (100 V ~ 240 V) 50/60 Hz 2.1 mega pixels F1.5 dBs (600 Ω terminated) USB 2.7mm (1.23°(T) 2.5W (LCD on) 0 ˚C ~ 40 ˚C (32 ˚F~104 ˚F) 40% ~ 60% -20 ˚C ~ 60 ˚C (-4 ˚F ~ 140 ˚F) Memory card (SD/SDHC) (not supplied) Approx.3mm (2.1 inches) x119.7” Wide Touch LCD / 230k TFT LCD 1Vp-p (75 Ω terminated) C type connector -7.7 inches) Approx.5.Specifications Model name HMX-Q10BP/HMX-Q10TP/HMX-Q10UP/HMX-Q10PP HMX-Q11BP/HMX-Q11TP/HMX-Q11UP/HMX-Q11PP HMX-Q100BP/HMX-Q100TP/HMX-Q100UP/HMX-Q100PP HMX-Q130BP/HMX-Q130TP/HMX-Q130UP/HMX-Q130PP Video signal Picture compression format Audio compression format Image device System Effective pixels Total pixels Lens Focal length Angle of View LCD screen Size/dot number LCD screen method Composite output Connectors HDMI output Audio output USB output Power source Power source type Power consumption (Recording) Operating temperature General Operating humidity Storage temperature Storage media External dimensions (WxHxD) Weight Internal MIC PAL H.7 V Lithium Ion battery. x20 Digital Zoom 2. 185.

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