BEFORE USING THIS CAMCORDER
This camcorder records video in H.264 Main Profile format and in High Definition Video (HD-VIDEO) or Standard 
Definition Video (SD-VIDEO).
Please note that this camcorder is not compatible with other digital video formats.
Before recording important video, make a trial recording.
Play back your trial recording to make sure the video and audio have been recorded properly.
The recorded contents cannot be compensated for:
Samsung cannot compensate for any damages caused when recording is not made normally or recorded contents cannot be 
played back because of a defect in the camcorder or memory card.  
Also, Samsung cannot be held responsible for your recorded video and audio.
Recorded contents may be lost due to an error when handling this camcorder or memory card, etc.  
Samsung shall not be held responsible for the loss of recorded contents, and cannot compensate for any damages.
Make a backup of important recorded data.
Protect your important recorded data by copying the files to a PC. We recommend copying the data to your PC or other 
recording media for storage. Refer to the software installation and USB connection guide.
Copyright: Please note that this camcorder is intended for consumer use only.
Data recorded on a card in this camcorder from other digital/Analogue  media or devices is protected by the copyright act and 
cannot be used without permission of the copyright owner except for personal enjoyment. Even if you record an event such as 
a show, performance or exhibition for personal enjoyment, it is strongly recommended that you obtain permission beforehand.
ABOUT THIS USER MANUAL
Thank you for purchasing this Samsung Camcorder. Please read this user manual carefully before you use the camcorder and keep it 
handy for future reference. Should your camcorder fail to operate correctly, refer to Troubleshooting.
This User Manual covers model HMX-U10/U100.
Illustrations of model HMX-U10 are used in this user manual.
The displays in this user manual may not be exactly the same as those you see on the LCD screen.
Designs and specifications of the camcorder and other accessories are subject to change without any notice.
The following terms are used in this manual:
The terms ‘video’ and ‘movie images’ refer to one video unit from the point you press the Record start/stop button to start 
recording until you press again to pause the recording.
The terms ‘photo’ and ‘still image’ are used interchangeably with the same meaning.
In this user manual’s function descriptions, the icon on the on-screen display section means that it will appear on the screen when 
you set the corresponding function.
Ex)  Submenu item of "Video Quality"   page 44
item
contents
on-screen display
Super Fine
Records in the best possible quality.
(If set, corresponding icon (
) will appear on the screen.)




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