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VL-WD450S
VL-WD650S
PORTUGUÊS
BRUKSANVISNING
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ENGLISH
MANUAL DE OPERAÇÃO
OPERATION MANUAL
Tryckt i Malaysia
Impresso na Malásia
Printed in Malaysia
TINSL0262TAZZ
01P03-M-G
SVENSKA
VL-WD450S VL-WD650S
SHARP CORPORATION
VIDEOKAMERA MED FLYTANDE KRISTALLSKÄRM
CAMCORDER COM VISOR DE CRISTAL LÍQUIDO
LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY CAMCORDER
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BRUKSANVISNING
MANUAL DE OPERAÇÃO
OPERATION MANUAL
VL-WD450S-CE1; 00/11/20/18:00
This equipment complies with the requirements of Directives 89/336/
EEC and 73/23/EEC as amended by 93/68/EEC.
Dieses Gerät entspricht den Anforderungen der EG-Richtlinien 89/336/
EWG und 73/23/EWG mit Änderung 93/68/EWG.
Ce matériel répond aux exigences contenues dans les directives 89/336/
CEE et 73/23/CEE modifiées par la directive 93/68/CEE.
Dit apparaat voldoet aan de eisen van de richtlijnen 89/336/EEG en 73/
23/EEG, gewijzigd door 93/68/EEG.
Dette udstyr overholder kravene i direktiv nr. 89/336/EEC og 73/23/EEC
med tillæg nr. 93/68/EEC.
Quest’ apparecchio è conforme ai requisiti delle direttive 89/336/EEC e
73/23/EEC, come emendata dalla direttiva 93/68/EEC.
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Este equipamento obedece às exigências das directivas 89/336/CEE e
73/23/CEE, na sua versão corrigida pela directiva 93/68/CEE.
Este aparato satisface las exigencias de las Directivas 89/336/CEE y 73/
23/CEE, modificadas por medio de la 93/68/CEE.
Denna utrustning uppfyller kraven enligt riktlinjerna 89/336/EEC och 73/
23/EEC så som kompletteras av 93/68/EEC.
Dette produktet oppfyller betingelsene i direktivene 89/336/EEC og 73/
23/EEC i endringen 93/68/EEC.
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Before using the camcorder, please read this operation manual carefully,
especially page vii.
Note: The images of the camcorder in this operation manual are based upon the VL-WD450S.
OPERATION MANUAL
WARNING
TO PREVENT SHOCK
HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE
THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN
OR MOISTURE.
ENGLISH
CAUTION
To prevent shock, do not open the
cabinet. No user serviceable parts
inside. Refer servicing to qualified
dealer or service centre.
This equipment should be used with
the recommended AC adapter/battery
charger or battery pack.
CAUTION
To prevent electric shocks and fire
hazards, do NOT use any other power
source.
Power supply:
This unit can be operated by
connecting it to either the AC adapter/
battery charger or battery pack. The
AC adapter/battery charger
incorporates the AUTO VOLTAGE (AC
110–240 V, 50/60 Hz) function.
NOTE
The LCD panel of this camcorder is a very high technology product with more than
61,000 (VL-WD450S)/close to 90,000 (VL-WD650S) thin-film transistors*, giving you
fine picture detail. Occasionally, a pixel may appear on the screen as a fixed point of
blue, green, red, or black. Please note that this does not affect the performance of
your camcorder.
*Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Trademarks
• SmartMedia is a trademark of Toshiba Corporation.
• DPOF is a trademark of CANON INC., Eastman Kodak Company, Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd. and
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
• All other brand or product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective
holders.
ENGLISH
Important:
Audio-visual material may consist of
copyrighted works which must not be
recorded without the authority of the
owner of the copyright. Please refer to
relevant laws in your country.
Quick Operation Guide
Please consult this operation manual
further for details on these and other
functions of your camcorder.
Turning the Power on
Media Selection switch
Power switch
Charging the Battery Pack
1
Connect the supplied power cord to the
AC power socket on the AC adapter/
battery charger, and insert the AC plug
into a power outlet.
2
Align the s mark on the battery pack
with the a mark on the charger (1) and
guide the battery into the groove.
Pressing the battery (2), slide it in the
direction of the arrow (3) until it locks
into place.
To use the camera recording
functions, hold down the Lock
button and set the Power switch to
CAMERA.
Lock button
To use the playback and editing
functions, hold down the Lock
button and set the Power switch to
VCR.
Lock button
Attaching the Battery Pack
1
Make sure that the Power switch is set
to OFF.
2
Lift up the viewfinder.
3
Align the - mark on the side of the
battery pack with the q mark on the
camcorder (1), and slide the battery
pack down completely until it locks into
place (2).
Switching the Media
To use a mini DV cassette for
recording and playing back
images, set the Media Selection
switch to TAPE.
To use a SmartMedia card for
recording and playing back still
images, set the Media Selection
switch to CARD.
Turning the Power off
Set the Power switch to OFF
without pressing the Lock button.
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Inserting a Mini DV Cassette
1
Attach the power source to the
camcorder, then slide the cassette
compartment door release and open the
cassette compartment door.
Inserting a SmartMedia Card
(Only Supplied with VL-WD650S)
1
Make sure that the power switch is set to
OFF.
2
Open the LCD monitor.
Card slot cover
2
3
Open the card slot cover in the direction
of arrow.
4
Insert a SmartMedia card into the slot
as shown below, and push it in as far as
it will go.
Insert the cassette fully with the window
facing outwards, and with the erasure
protect tab facing upwards.
SAVE
REC
3
Press the W mark gently until the
cassette holder clicks into place. Close
the compartment door by pressing the
centre until it clicks into place.
W mark
Chipped corner
Contact area
5
Close the card slot cover.
ii
Quick Operation Guide
Easy Camera Recording on
Tape
1
Make sure that a cassette is inserted.
2
Remove the lens cap, and lift up the
viewfinder.
3
Set the Media Selection
switch to TAPE.
4
Hold down the Lock button
and set the Power switch to
CAMERA.
1
Press the LCD monitor OPEN release
button (1), and open the LCD monitor
to a 90° angle to the camcorder body
(2).
LCD monitor OPEN
release button
90
Lock button
5
Tape Playback
2
Adjust the LCD monitor to an angle that
allows easy viewing on the on-screen
picture.
3
Set the Media Selection
switch to TAPE.
4
Hold down the Lock button
and set the Power switch to
VCR.
Press the REC START/STOP button to
begin recording.
RE C
Lock button
Zooming
5
Push the Power Zoom control to T (1)
(telephoto) or W (2) (wide angle) side.
Press e (or r) on the Operation
button to rewind (or fast forward) the
tape to the desired point.
AUDIO1+ 2
6
Press y to begin playback.
AUDIO1+ 2
Power Zoom
control
To stop playback
Press d.
iii
Card Recording
Card Playback
1
Make sure that a SmartMedia card is
inserted.
1
2
Remove the lens cap, and lift up the
viewfinder.
3
Set the Media Selection
switch to CARD.
4
Hold down the Lock button
and set the Power switch to
CAMERA.
LCD monitor OPEN
release button
90
Lock button
5
Press the LCD monitor OPEN release
button (1), and open the LCD monitor
to a 90° angle to the camcorder body
(2).
Press the STILL button to begin
recording.
AUTO
2
Adjust the LCD monitor to an angle that
allows easy viewing on the on-screen
picture.
3
Set the Media Selection
switch to CARD.
4
Hold down the Lock button
and set the Power switch to
VCR.
CARD
10 90
Lock button
5
Press e or r on the Operation button
to move the selection frame to the
desired image.
Selection Frame
1
2
3
4
5
6
1 2
NORMAL
10 0 - 0 0 0 3
6
Press y.
10 0 - 0 0 0 3
NORMAL
CARD
3 10
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Supplied Accessories
Battery pack
BT-L221
AC adapter/
battery charger
Power cord
DC cable
Remote control
AA battery for
remote control K 2
CR2025 type
lithium battery
Audio/video cable
(RCA type)
Shoulder strap
PixLab Video
Capture Software
(Lite Version)
PC connecting
cable
Lens cap
Only Supplied with VL-WD650S
Zoom microphone
Windscreen
3.3 V type 8 MB
SmartMedia™ card*
SmartMedia card
protective case
* Including 2 index labels
and 4 write-protect
seals.
S-video cable
v
DV cable
Earphones connecting
cable
Optional Accessories
Standard-life
battery pack
BT-L221
Extended-life
battery pack
BT-L441
Standard-life intelligent
battery pack
BT-LS222
Extended-life intelligent
battery pack
BT-LS442A
vi
Precautions
• When the camcorder is not in use, remember to remove the cassette tape, turn off
the power, and disconnect the camcorder
from the power source.
• Always respect prohibitions or restrictions
on the use of electronic equipment on
commercial flights or in other sensitive
areas.
• Do not aim the lens at the sun.
Do not allow direct sunlight to strike the
camcorder lens or LCD monitor screen,
whether or not recording is in progress, as it
may damage the CCD sensor or LCD screen
surface. Be particularly careful when
recording outside.
• Be aware of the temperature and humidity.
You can use your camcorder at 0°C to
L40°C, and at 30% to 80% relative humidity.
Do not store the unit in an unventilated car in
the summer, in direct
sunlight, or near strong
heat sources; this can
result in severe damage
to the unit casing and
circuitry.
• When shooting in dark places, avoid sudden
brightly lit objects or light sources, such as
the sun. Otherwise, the image may white out.
Should this happen, point the lens in a
different direction until the picture returns to
normal.
• Avoid magnetic sources.
Using the camcorder near
strong fluorescent lights,
motors, televisions, or
other magnetic sources
may adversely affect
recorded images.
• Using the camcorder near a broadcasting
station or other powerful transmission
source may cause buzzing or picture
deterioration.
• Avoid shocks and dropping.
Do not drop or otherwise
subject the camcorder to
hard shocks or strong
vibrations. Bumping or
striking the unit during
recording will generate noise
in the recorded image.
• Avoid placing the
camcorder in close
proximity to lighting
equipment.
The heat from
incandescent lights
may deform the
camcorder, or cause it
to malfunction.
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• Avoid situations where water, sand, dust or
other foreign matter could get on or inside
the camcorder, and do not use or leave
your camcorder in areas with excessive
smoke, steam or moisture.
Such environments can
cause malfunctions or
cause mildew to form
on the lenses. Be sure
to keep the unit in a
well-ventilated location.
• Some small, portable
tripods may be difficult to
attach and may not be
sturdy enough to support
your camcorder. Be sure to
use only a strong, stable
tripod.
• When using your camcorder in a cold
environment, the LCD monitor screen often
appears less bright immediately after the
power is turned on. This is not a malfunction. To prevent the camcorder from
becoming too cold, wrap it in a thick cloth
(a blanket, etc.).
Dew Formation
• What is “dew formation”?
When cold water is poured into a glass, dew
drops form on the glass. This clinging of
water drops is called dew formation.
• When dew forms in your camcorder.
Dew will gradually form on the head drum of
your camcorder and make the video tape
stick to the head. This causes damage both
to the head and the tape. When dew formation occurs, recording and playback may not
function properly.
Dew is likely to form in the following circumstances:
—When moving the camcorder from a cold
place to a warm place.
—When placing the camcorder in a cold
room which is then heated rapidly.
—When moving the camcorder outdoors from
an air conditioned room.
—When placing the
camcorder in the direct
path of air blowing from
an air conditioner.
—When placing the
camcorder in a humid
room.
• “Dew” warning feature
If dew forms, the word “DEW” flashes on the
screen, and the power will automatically turn
off in approximately 10 seconds.
1 If “DEW” flashes, remove the cassette, leave
the cassette compartment open, and wait for
a few hours to allow the camcorder to
acclimate to the surrounding temperature.
2 To use the camcorder again, turn on the
power after waiting for a few hours. Be sure
that “DEW” has disappeared.
3 Do not insert a cassette while “DEW” is
flashing; this may result in damage to the
tape.
4 Since dew forms gradually, it may take 10 to
15 minutes before the dew warning feature
engages.
• How to prevent trouble due to dew
formation.
When using the camcorder in a place where
dew formation is likely to occur, allow the
camcorder and the video tape to acclimate to
the surroundings for about one hour.
For example, when bringing the camcorder
indoors after skiing, place it in a plastic bag.
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Plastic bag
1 Be sure to tightly seal the plastic bag
containing the camcorder.
2 Remove the bag when the air temperature
inside it reaches the temperature of the
room.
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Precautions
Dirty Video Heads
Using the camcorder when the video tape is
dirty may cause the heads to clog, producing
noise on the recorded image or preventing the
image from being recorded at all.
If the video heads become clogged, the
v indicator appears on the screen. Contact
the nearest SHARP service centre or your
dealer for further advice.
Using a Cleaning Tape
(Commercially Available)
Video head cleaning can be done by using a
commercially available cleaning tape.
Notes:
• Excessive use of the cleaning tape, however,
may cause damage to the video heads. Please
read the instructions accompanying the
cleaning tape carefully before using it.
• The fast forward and rewind functions cannot be
used when the cleaning tape is in the
camcorder.
1
Insert a cleaning tape into the
camcorder.
2
Set the camcorder to TAPE-VCR mode.
• The video head cleaning screen appears.
3
Press e on the Operation button to
begin video head cleaning.
• “NOW CLEANING” flashes during cleaning.
C L E AN I NG
NOW C L E AN I NG
S T ART
S T OP
After about 20 seconds, video head
cleaning automatically finishes, and
“EJECT THE CASSETTE.” is displayed.
4
Remove the cleaning tape.
To cancel cleaning, press e.
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Basic Operations
Camera Recording
Easy Camera Recording on Tape
in Full Auto Mode .................................................. 20
Zooming .................................................................. 21
Tips on Recording Positions ................................... 21
Remaining Recording Time Display ........................ 22
Remaining Battery Power Display ........................... 22
Advanced Features
Charging the Battery Pack ........................................ 9
Attaching and Removing the Battery Pack .............. 10
Powering the Camcorder from an AC Outlet ........... 11
Inserting and Removing a Mini DV Cassette .......... 12
Installing the Lithium Memory Battery ..................... 13
Selecting the Language for the On-screen
Display .................................................................. 14
Setting the Area, Date and Time ............................. 15
Displaying the Date and Time of Recording ............ 16
Adjusting the Hand Strap ........................................ 17
Using the Lens Cap ................................................ 17
Attaching the Shoulder Strap .................................. 17
Using the Viewfinder ............................................... 18
Using the LCD Monitor ............................................ 19
Useful Features
Preparation
Basic Operations
Part Names ............................................................... 1
Quick Reference List ................................................. 4
On-screen Display Index ........................................... 5
Warning Indicators .................................................... 7
Preparation
Operation References
Operation References
Contents
Playback
Tape Playback ......................................................... 23
Volume Control ........................................................ 23
Watching the Playback on a TV .............................. 24
Video Search .......................................................... 25
Still .......................................................................... 25
SmartMedia Card
Features
Useful Features
Selecting the Camcorder Mode .............................. 26
Using the Controls .................................................. 27
Selecting the User Mode ......................................... 28
Using the Menu Screens ......................................... 29
Appendix
Camera Recording
Recording in LP (Long Play Recording) Mode ........ 30
Selecting the 16-bit Audio Recording Mode ............ 31
Digital Image Stabilization (DIS) ............................. 31
Setting the Digital Zoom .......................................... 32
Gamma Brightness Compensation ......................... 33
Gain-up ................................................................... 34
Night Recording (Super Cat’s Eye) ......................... 35
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Contents
Useful Features
Quick Return ........................................................... 36
Edit Search ............................................................. 36
Fade In and Fade Out ............................................. 37
Wide Screen (16:9) ................................................. 38
Still Recording on Tape ........................................... 39
Still Recording Effects ............................................. 40
Letting the Subject Monitor the Shot ....................... 42
Auto Focus .............................................................. 43
Macro Shots ............................................................ 43
Using the Remote Control ....................................... 43
Playback
Playback Functions with the Remote Control ......... 45
Using the Time Code .............................................. 46
Advanced Features
Camera Recording
Manual Focus .......................................................... 47
Setting the Shutter Speed ....................................... 49
Manual Exposure .................................................... 51
White Balance Lock ................................................ 52
Digital Picture Effects .............................................. 53
Scene Menu (Program AE) ..................................... 54
Using the Zoom Microphone ................................... 55
Windbreak ............................................................... 56
Setting the Confirmation Sounds ............................ 56
World Clock ............................................................. 57
Selecting Summer Time .......................................... 59
Playback
Playback Zoom ....................................................... 60
Gamma Playback .................................................... 61
Multiple Strobe Playback ......................................... 61
Playback Effects ...................................................... 62
Picture Effect Playback ........................................... 63
Picture/Backlight Adjustments ................................. 64
Editing ..................................................................... 65
Editing with the DV Terminal (IEEE1394) ................ 66
Configuring Software for PC Connection ................ 67
Audio Dubbing Feature ........................................... 69
Selecting the Audio Playback Mode ........................ 71
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Operation References
SmartMedia Card
Features
Preparation
Camera Recording
Inserting and Removing a SmartMedia Card (Only
Supplied with VL-WD650S) .................................. 72
Card Recording ....................................................... 73
Selecting the Picture Resolution ............................. 74
Recording with the Self-timer .................................. 75
Formatting a SmartMedia Card ............................... 76
Appendix
Basic Operations
Playback
Card Playback ......................................................... 77
Slide Show Playback ............................................... 78
Delete-protection ..................................................... 79
Deleting One Stored Image .................................... 80
Deleting All Stored Images ..................................... 81
Transferring the Data on a SmartMedia Card
to a Computer ....................................................... 82
Print Order .............................................................. 83
Useful Features
Useful Information ................................................... 85
Demonstration Mode ............................................... 91
Before Requesting Service ..................................... 92
Specifications .......................................................... 94
Advanced Features
SmartMedia Card
Features
Appendix
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Operation References
Operation
References
Operation References
Part Names
For details on the use of each part, refer to the page number indicated in brackets.
Left view
GAMMA/BRIGHTER button
[pp. 33, 34, 61]
W/B (White Balance) button [p. 52]/
IR (Infrared) LIGHT button [p. 35]
SUPER CAT’S EYE switch [p. 35]
AUTO ON/OFF button
[p. 28]
Operation button [p. 27]
Lens hood
Zoom lens
Infrared light
transmitter [p. 35]/
Remote sensor [p. 43]
Stereo microphone
[p. 69]
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MENU/DISPLAY button
[p. 27]
Media Selection switch (TAPE/CARD
selection switch) [p. 26]
Operation References
Left view
Viewfinder [p. 18]
Zoom microphone
mounting hole [p. 55]
Dioptre adjustment
[p. 18]
LCD monitor [p. 19]
Power source
PUSH release
button [pp. 10, 11]
LCD monitor
OPEN release
button [p. 19]
Power source
mounting surface
[pp. 10, 11]
Lithium battery
compartment door
[p. 13]
Shoulder strap loop [p. 17]
Bottom view
Card slot cover
;
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Tripod socket
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Operation References
Operation References
Right view
Power Zoom Wide angle/
Telephoto control [p. 21]/
VOLume control [p. 23]
STILL button
[pp. 39, 40, 61, 73]
S-VIDEO socket
[pp. 24, 65]
VIDEO jack
[pp. 24, 65]
Shoulder strap
loop [p. 17]
AUDIO L jack
[pp. 24, 65]
Power switch (CAMERA/VCR
select switch) [pp. 26, 27]
AUDIO R jack
[pp. 24, 65]
Jack cover
[pp. 24, 65]
RECord START/STOP button
[p. 20]
Cassette compartment door [p. 12]
Cassette compartment door release [p. 12]
PC connection jack
[p. 67]
DV terminal [p. 66]
EarPHONES jack
[p. 23]
Hand strap [p. 17]
Jack cover [pp. 23, 66, 67]
Speaker [p. 23]
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Operation References
Quick Reference List
Below are some examples of camcorder’s features.
• To record the subject with higher-quality audio.
— See page 31 (Selecting the 16-bit Audio Recording Mode)
• To record powerful close-up images.
— See page 32 (Setting the Digital Zoom)
• To record a backlit subject.
— See page 33 (Gamma Brightness Compensation) or page 51 (Manual
Exposure)
• To record subjects at night, e.g. a nocturnal animal.
— See page 35 (Night Recording)
• To quickly return the tape to the end of the last recorded scene after playback.
— See page 36 (Quick Return)
• To record yourself in the scene while monitoring the shot.
— See page 42 (Letting the Subject Monitor the Shot)
• To focus on an off-centred subject.
— See page 47 (Manual Focus)
• To turn off the confirmation sounds which are made when you operate the
camcorder.
— See page 56 (Setting the Confirmation Sounds)
• To enlarge any part of the picture during playback.
— See page 60 (Playback Zoom)
• To brighten the dark portion of the playback images without changing the bright
portion.
— See page 61 (Gamma Playback)
• To record still images on a SmartMedia card so that the images may be easily read
into a computer.
— See page 73 (Card Recording)
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Operation References
Operation References
On-screen Display Index
For details on the use of each function, refer to the page number indicated.
TAPE-CAMERA mode
MANUAL SE T
MAN. FOCUS
SHU T. SP E ED
E XPOSURE
P I C. E F F E C T
SCE NE MENU
F ADE
QK. RE TURN
DI S
p. 31
AU TO
p. 20
pp. 20, 28
L I GHT
AU TO
1 2 bit
p. 22
p. 31
pp. 34, 35
3 0min SP
p. 30
p. 22
Easy mode (p. 28)
ME NU
F ADE
QK. RE TURN
PHOTO SNAP
SNAP E F F.
WI ND
SOUND
D I SPL AY
p. 37
p. 36
p. 39
p. 40
p. 56
p. 56
p. 16
MANUAL SE T
MAN. FOCUS
SHU T. SP E ED
E XPOSURE
P I C. E F F E C T
SCE NE MENU
F ADE
QK. RE TURN
DI S
CAMERA SE T
PHOTO SNAP
SNAP E F F.
DG T L ZOOM
T AP E SP E ED
16 : 9
AUD I O SE T
AUD I O MODE
ZOOM M I C
W I ND
OTHERS
REMOT E
SOUND
T I ME CODE
T C OUT
DEMO MODE
L ANGUAGE
L CD VF SE T
BACKL I GHT
L CD BR I GHT
L CD COL OUR
VF BR I GHT
CL OCK SE T
D I SPL AY
ARE A
SUMR T IME
SE T T I NG
1 2H 2 4H
p. 47
p. 49
p. 51
p. 53
p. 54
p. 37
p. 36
p. 31
p. 39
p. 40
p. 32
p. 30
p. 38
p. 31
p. 55
p. 56
p. 43
p. 56
p. 46
p. 46
p. 91
p. 14
p. 64
p. 16
pp. 15, 57
p. 59
p. 15
p. 16
TAPE-VCR mode
AUDIO1+ 2
p. 22
SP
p. 71
p. 30
PL AY BACK SE T
AUD I O DUB
AUD I O
P I C. E F F EC T
PB E F F EC T
MULTI FRAME
5
PL AY BACK SE T
AUD I O DUB
AUD I O
P I C. E F F EC T
PB E F F EC T
MULTI FRAME
OTHERS
REMOT E
SOUND
T I ME CODE
T C OU T
L CD VF SE T
BACKL I GHT
L CD BR I GHT
L CD COL OUR
VF BR I GHT
CL OCK SE T
D I SP L AY
p. 70
p. 71
p. 63
p. 62
p. 61
p. 43
p. 56
p. 46
p. 46
p. 64
p. 16
Operation References
CARD-CAMERA mode
p. 31
AUTO
CARD
p. 28
10 90
MANUAL SE T
MAN. FOCUS
SHU T. SP E ED
E XPOSURE
P I C. E F F E C T
SCE NE MENU
SE L F T I MER
DI S
CARD
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CARD
AUTO
p. 22
p. 73
NORMAL
10 90
p. 74
Easy mode (p. 28)
ME NU
SE L F T I ME R
RE C MODE
SOUND
D I SPL AY
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p. 74
p. 56
p. 16
MANUAL SE T
MAN. FOCUS
SHU T. SP E ED
E XPOSURE
P I C. E F F E C T
SCE NE MENU
SE L F T I MER
DI S
CAMERA SE T
RE C MODE
SNAP E F F .
DG T L ZOOM
OTHERS
REMOT E
FORMAT
SOUND
DEMO MODE
L ANGUAGE
L CD VF SE T
BACKL I GHT
L CD BR I GHT
L CD COL OUR
VF BR I GHT
CL OCK SE T
D I SPL AY
ARE A
SUMR T IME
SE T T I NG
1 2H 2 4H
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p. 31
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p. 40
p. 32
p. 43
p. 76
p. 56
p. 91
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p. 64
p. 16
pp. 15, 57
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p. 16
CARD-VCR mode
1
2
3
4
5
6
1 2
NORMAL
10 0 - 0 0 0 6
p. 77
PL AY BACK SE T
SL I DE SHOW
P I C. E F F EC T
PROT E C T
DE L E T E
DE L E T E AL L
PR I . ORDE R
CARD
PL AY BACK SE T
SL I DE SHOW
P I C. E F F EC T
PROT E C T
DE L E T E
DE L E T E AL L
PR I . ORDE R
OTHERS
REMOT E
SOUND
L CD VF SE T
BACKL I GHT
L CD BR I GHT
L CD COL OUR
VF BR I GHT
CL OCK SE T
D I SP L AY
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p. 79
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p. 64
p. 16
Note:
• See pages 26 to 29 for the procedure to display the desired screen.
6
Operation References
Operation References
Warning Indicators
If a warning indicator appears on the screen, follow the specified instructions.
Displayed for the first
3 seconds
Displayed after
3 seconds
I NSER T
A CASS E T TE.
Description of warning
There is no video cassette in the camcorder.
Insert a cassette (see page 12).
E J E C T T HE
CAS SE T T E .
E J E C T THE
CAS SE T T E .
The video cassette is defective and should be
removed (see page 12).
CASSE T T E NOT
RE CORDA BL E.
PROT EC T. TAB
The erasure protect tab on the video cassette
has been slid to the record-protect position,
preventing recording (see page 87).
T HE T A P E
E NDS SOON.
T A PE E ND
The tape is about to end. Prepare a new
cassette (see page 12).
CHANGE THE
CAS SE T T E .
T A PE E ND
The tape has reached the end. Replace it with a
new cassette (see page 12).
BAT T ERY I S
TOO LOW.
DEW
The battery is almost depleted. Replace it with a
fully charged battery pack (see page 10).
DEW
Dew has formed inside the camcorder. Wait for
a few hours until the dew disappears (see
page viii).
About 10 seconds after this warning appears,
the camcorder automatically turns off.
The video heads are clogged and should be
cleaned (see page ix).
L AMP
L AMP
The fluorescent lamp behind the LCD monitor is
close to the end of its service life. Call your local
authorized Sharp dealer to have it replaced.
When the vertical rotation of the LCD monitor is
between 135° and 180° in TAPE-CAMERA or
CARD-CAMERA mode, all warnings will be
indicated by F displayed in the centre of the
viewfinder and the LCD screen. To check the
type of warning, rotate the monitor back to
within 135°.
7
Operation References
Displayed for
5 seconds
Description of warning
NO
MEMORY CARD
The SmartMedia card is not inserted or is inserted improperly. Check
how the card is inserted (see page 72).
MEMORY CARD
FUL L
The capacity of the SmartMedia card is full and cannot store any more
images. Delete unnecessary images (see page 80) or replace the
card with a new one (see page 72).
NO DA T A ON
MEMORY C ARD
The SmartMedia card has no images recorded in the format the
camcorder can recognize.
MEMORY C ARD
ERROR
The images in the SmartMedia card are corrupted or recorded in a
format which is not compatible with this camcorder. Format the card to
use it with this camcorder (see page 76).
F ORMA T
MEMORY C ARD
The SmartMedia card has not been formatted with this camcorder.
Format the card (see page 76).
MEMORY C ARD
PROT E C T ED
A SmartMedia card with a write-protect seal is inserted. Remove the
write-protect seal to record images on the card (see page 88).
DA T A
PROT E C T ED
You are trying to delete a protected image. Cancel the protection
setting (see page 79).
MEMORY CARD
RE AD ERROR
The selected image cannot be read by this camcorder. Format the
card to use it with this camcorder (see page 76).
C ANNO T
S TORE DA T A
The SmartMedia card cannot record any data due to a problem with
the card or data on the card. Replace the SmartMedia card (see
page 72).
Note:
•N indicates a flashing display.
8
Preparation
Preparation
1
Connect the supplied power cord to the
AC power socket on the AC adapter/
battery charger, and insert the AC plug
into a power outlet.
• The POWER indicator lights up.
POWER indicator
AC power
socket
Max. continuous
Max.
recording time continuous
playback
LCD
LCD
time on
closed open
LCD
Model
Note:
• Remove the DC cable from the AC adapter/
battery charger when charging the battery pack.
Battery Charging
pack
time
VL-WD450S
Preparation
Charge the battery pack with the supplied AC
adapter/battery charger before use.
Charging time and maximum continuous
recording and playback times in TAPE
modes
BT-L221
BT-LS222
100
120
100
100
BT-L441
160
240
200
200
BT-LS442A
190
280
240
240
VL-WD650S
Charging the Battery Pack
BT-L221
BT-LS222
100
120
90
90
BT-L441
160
240
180
180
BT-LS442A
190
280
220
220
• The chart specifies the approximate times in minutes.
To power
outlet
2
Align the s mark on the battery pack
with the a mark on the charger (1) and
guide the battery into the groove.
Pressing the battery (2), slide it in the
direction of the arrow (3) until it locks
into place.
• The CHARGE indicator lights up.
CHARGE indicator
• The CHARGE indicator turns off when
the battery is fully charged.
3
9
Slide the battery pack in the direction of
the arrow (1), and remove it (2). Then,
remove the AC plug of the power cord
from the power outlet.
Notes:
• Charge the battery pack between 10°C and 30°C.
The battery pack may not charge properly at
temperatures too low or too high.
• The battery pack and charger become warm
during charging. This is not a malfunction.
• Using the zoom (see page 21) and other
functions or turning the power on and off
frequently will increase power consumption. This
may result in a decrease of more than 50% in the
actual recording time compared to the maximum
continuous recording time listed above.
• The charging time and recording time may vary
depending on the ambient temperature and the
condition of the battery pack.
• See page 89 for more information on using the
battery pack.
Caution:
• Charge only SHARP model BT-L221, BT-L441, BTLS222 or BT-LS442A battery packs. Other types of
battery packs may burst, causing personal injury
and damage.
Extending battery pack life
Even when the battery pack is not used, the
capacity of the battery pack will naturally deteriorate over time. To limit the deterioration of the
capacity, it is recommended to perform the
following procedure at least once every six months:
1 Charge the battery pack until the CHARGE
indicator of