COMPACT VHS CAMCORDER
CONTENTS
GR-FX101
GETTING STARTED
6 – 13
Power ............................................. 6
Clock (Lithium) Battery Insertion/Removal ... 8
Date/Time Settings ............................. 9
Tape Length Setting ........................... 10
Loading/Unloading A Cassette .............. 11
Grip Adjustment ............................... 12
Viewfinder Adjustment ....................... 12
Shoulder Strap Attachment .................. 13
Tripod Mounting ............................... 13
RECORDING
14 – 33
Basic Recording ................................ 14
Basic Features ................................. 16
Advanced Features ............................ 19
PLAYBACK
34 – 39
Basic Playback .................................
Features ........................................
Using The Cassette Adapter (optional) .....
Basic Connections And Tape Dubbing .......
USING THE REMOTE
CONTROL UNIT
(optional)
Compact VHS
PAL
INSTRUCTIONS
34
35
37
38
40 – 47
Random Assemble Editing .................... 42
Insert Editing ................................... 46
Audio Dubbing ................................. 47
USER MAINTENANCE
TROUBLESHOOTING
INDEX
48
49 – 50
51 – 53
Indications ...................................... 51
Controls, Connectors And Indicators ........ 52
Terms ........................................... 54
CAUTIONS
SPECIFICATIONS
55 – 56
57
LYT0631-001A
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EN
Dear Customer,
Thank you for purchasing the JVC Compact VHS
camcorder. Before use, please read the safety
information and precautions contained in the
following pages to ensure safe use of this product.
Using This Instruction Manual
•All major sections and subsections are listed in the
Table Of Contents on the cover.
•Notes appear after most subsections. Be sure to
read these as well.
•Basic and advanced features/operation are
separated for easier reference.
It is recommended that you . . .
.... refer to the Index ( pgs. 51 – 54) and familiarize yourself with button locations, etc. before use.
.... read thoroughly the Safety Precautions. They
contain extremely important information
regarding the safe use of this product.
You are recommended to carefully read the
cautions on pages 55 – 56 before use.
SAFETY
PRECAUTIONS
IMPORTANT
Connection to the mains supply in the United
Kingdom.
DO NOT cut off the mains plug from this equipment.
If the plug fitted is not suitable for the power points in
your home or the cable is too short to reach a power
point, then obtain an appropriate safety approved
extension lead or consult your dealer.
BE SURE to replace the fuse only with an identical
approved type, as originally fitted, and to replace the
fuse cover.
If nonetheless the mains plug is cut off be sure to
remove the fuse and dispose of the plug immediately,
to avoid possible shock hazard by inadvertent
connection to the mains supply.
If this product is not supplied fitted with a mains plug
then follow the instructions given below:
DO NOT make any connection to the Larger Terminal
coded E or Green.
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following code:
Blue to N (Neutral) or Black
Brown to L (Live) or Red
If these colours do not correspond with the terminal
identifications of your plug, connect as follows:
Blue wire to terminal coded N (Neutral) or coloured
black.
Brown wire to terminal coded L (Live) or coloured Red.
If in doubt — consult a competent electrician.
WARNING:
TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK
HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE
THIS UNIT TO RAIN OR
MOISTURE.
Caution on Replaceable lithium battery
The battery used in this device may present a fire
or chemical burn hazard if mistreated.
Do not recharge, disassemble, heat above 100°C
or incinerate.
Replace battery with Panasonic (Matsushita
Electric), Sanyo, Sony or Maxell CR2025.
Danger of explosion or Risk of fire if the battery
is incorrectly replaced.
Dispose of used battery promptly.
Keep away from children.
Do not disassemble and do not dispose of in
fire.
CAUTIONS:
To prevent shock, do not open the cabinet. No
user serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing to
qualified personnel.
When you are not using the AC Power
Adapter/Charger for a long period of time, it is
recommended that you disconnect the power
cord from AC outlet.
NOTES:
● The rating plate (serial number plate) and safety
caution are on the bottom and/or the back of
the main unit.
● The rating information and safety caution of the
AC Power Adapter/Charger are on its bottom.
This camcorder is designed to be used with PALtype colour television signals. It cannot be used
for playback with a television of a different
standard. However, live recording and viewfinder
playback are possible anywhere. Use the BNV11U/V12U/V20U battery packs and, to recharge
them, the provided multi-voltage AC Power
Adapter/Charger. (An appropriate conversion
adapter may be necessary to accommodate
different designs of AC outlets in different
countries.)
EN
Crossed Out Dust Bin Mark
The Crossed Out Dust Bin
Mark on the battery pack
indicates that the product
complies with Directives
91/157/EEC and 93/86/EEC.
Nickel-Cadmium (Ni-Cd)
battery pack must be
recycled or disposed of
properly.
This camcorder is designed exclusively for the
VHS-C video cassette. Only cassettes marked
VHS-C can be used with this unit.
HQ VHS is compatible with existing VHS
equipment.
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When the equipment is installed in a cabinet or on
a shelf, make sure that it has sufficient space on all
sides to allow for ventilation (10 cm or more on
both sides, on top and at the rear).
Do not block the ventilation holes.
(If the ventilation holes are blocked by a newspaper,
or cloth etc. heat may not be able to get out.)
No naked flame sources, such as lighted candles,
should be placed on the apparatus.
When discarding batteries, environmental problems
must be considered and local rules or laws
governing the disposal of these batteries must be
followed strictly.
The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or
splashing.
Do not use this equipment in a bathroom or places
with water.
Also do not place any containers filled with water or
liquids (such as cosmetics or medicines, flower
vases, potted plants, cups etc.) on top of this unit.
(If water or liquid is allowed to enter this equipment,
fire or electric shock may be caused.)
SOME DO’S AND DON’TS ON THE SAFE
USE OF EQUIPMENT
This equipment has been designed and manufactured to meet international safety standards
but, like any electrical equipment, care must be taken if you are to obtain the best results and
safety is to be assured.
DO read the operating instructions before you attempt to use the equipment.
DO ensure that all electrical connections (including the mains plug, extension leads and interconnections
between pieces of equipment) are properly made and in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Switch off and withdraw the mains plug when making or changing connections.
DO consult your dealer if you are ever in doubt about the installation, operation or safety of your equipment.
DO be careful with glass panels or doors on equipment.
DON’T continue to operate the equipment if you are in any doubt about it working normally, or if it is
damaged in any way — switch off, withdraw the mains plug and consult your dealer.
DON’T remove any fixed cover as this may expose dangerous voltages.
DON’T leave equipment switched on when it is unattended unless it is specifically stated that it is designed
for unattended operation or has a standby mode. Switch off using the switch on the equipment and
make sure that your family knows how to do this. Special arrangements may need to be made for
infirm or handicapped people.
DON’T use equipment such as personal stereos or radios so that you are distracted from the requirements
of road safety. It is illegal to watch television whilst driving.
DON’T listen to headphones at high volume, as such use can permanently damage your hearing.
DON’T obstruct the ventilation of the equipment, for example with curtains or soft furnishings. Overheating
will cause damage and shorten the life of the equipment.
DON’T use makeshift stands and NEVER fix legs with wood screws — to ensure complete safety always fit
the manufacturer’s approved stand or legs with the fixings provided according to the instructions.
DON’T allow electrical equipment to be exposed to rain or moisture.
ABOVE ALL
— NEVER let anyone especially children push anything into holes, slots or any other opening in the case
— this could result in a fatal electrical shock;
— NEVER guess or take chances with electrical equipment of any kind — it is better to be safe than sorry!
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MAJOR FEATURES
EN
REMEMBER
PROVIDED ACCESSORIES
The Logical Choice
PAL
The only compact video
cassettes that can be
used with your VHS VCR*
Programme AE with Special
Effects ( pg. 20, 21)
Electronic Fog Filter
ND Effect
Sepia
Twilight
Sports
Nega/Posi
1/2000 sec. High Speed Shutter
Menu Adjustment
( pg. 24, 25, 26)
•AC Power
Adapter/Charger
AA-V16EK
•Battery Pack
BN-V11U
•Cable Adapter
•Shoulder Strap
• Audio/Video
(A/V) cable
•DC Cord
•Lithium Battery CR2025
x1 for clock operation
Picture Stabilizer ( pg. 18)
Digital Hyper Zoom
( pg. 16)
Zoom in
Zoom out
QUICK OPERATION GUIDE
EN
INSERTING A VIDEO CASSETTE
SUPPLY POWER
A Hook on.
B Push in.
Close Button
EJECT Switch
BATTERY RELEASE
Using the battery pack
Hook its end to the camcorder ( ) and push the
battery pack in until it locks in place ( ).
(Charging procedure, pg. 6)
To remove the battery pack
Slide BATTERY RELEASE and pull out the battery
pack.
1 Slide EJECT to open the cassette holder.
2 Insert a video cassette.
3 Press the Close button to close the cassette
holder.
(For more details, pg. 11)
SHOOTING
PLAYBACK
2 Rewind (2)
1
Button
LENS COVER
Open/Close Ring
2
Set to “AUTO”
or “PRO.”
3
Stop
(5) Button
Play/Pause
(4/6) Button
1
Set to “PLAY”
3 Recording Start/Stop Button
1 Set the Power Switch to “PLAY”.
2 Press 2.
1 Turn the LENS COVER Open/Close Ring to
— The tape will automatically stop at the
beginning of the tape.
3 Press 4/6.
— Playback starts and the playback picture
appears.
•To stop playback, press 5.
(For more details, pg. 34)
2 Set the Power Switch to “AUTO” or “PRO.”.
Or simply play back the tape on a VHS VCR
using the Cassette Adapter (optional)
pg. 37
open the lens cover.
— The power lamp will light and an image
will appear.
3 Press the Recording Start/Stop Button.
— Recording starts.
•To stop recording temporarily, momentarily
press the Recording Start/Stop Button once
again.
(For more details, pgs. 14, 15)
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GETTING STARTED
EN
Power
Battery pack BN-V11U,
BN-V12U or BN-V20U
Marks
To AC outlet
This camcorder’s 3-way power supply system lets you
choose the most appropriate source of power. Do not use
provided power supply units with other equipment.
CHARGING THE BATTERY PACK
CHARGE
indicator
1 SUPPLY POWER
2 ATTACH BATTERY PACK
Connect the charger’s AC power cord to a wall outlet.
AC Power
Adapter/Charger
AA-V16EK
DC OUT connector
Battery pack
Charging time
BN-V11U
approx. 1 hr. 10 min.
BN-V12U (optional)
approx. 1 hr. 10 min.
BN-V20U (optional)
approx. 1 hr. 50 min.
Charge marker
Align the marks and slide the battery pack in the
direction of the arrow until it locks in place.
•The CHARGE indicator begins blinking to indicate
charging has started.
3 DETACH BATTERY PACK
When the CHARGE indicator stops blinking but stays
lit, charging is finished. Slide the battery pack
opposite the direction of the arrow.
Charge Marker
A charge marker is provided on the battery pack to help
you remember whether it has been charged or not. Two
colours are provided (red and black)—you choose which
one means charged and which means discharged.
NOTES:
ATTENTION:
Charging a battery with some charge
remaining reduces that battery’s capacity.
Perform the procedure below to fully
discharge the battery pack before recharging.
1. Attach the battery pack to the camcorder
and make sure a cassette is not inserted,
then set the Power Switch to “AUTO” or
“PRO.”.
2. The camcorder power turns off
automatically when discharging is
complete.
When you are not using a battery pack for
a long period of time, be sure to fully
discharge it before storing because leaving
a battery with some charge left over also
reduces performance.
● Perform charging where the temperature is between 10°
and 35°C. 20° to 25°C is the ideal temperature range for
charging. If the environment is too cold, charging may
be incomplete.
● Charging times noted above are for a fully discharged
battery pack.
● Charging time varies according to the ambient temperature and the status of the battery pack.
● To avoid interference with reception, do not use the AC
Power Adapter/Charger near a radio.
● If you connect the camcorder’s DC cord to the adapter
during battery charging, power is supplied to the
camcorder and charging stops.
● Since the AC Power Adapter/Charger processes
electricity internally, it becomes warm during use. Be
sure to use it only in well-ventilated areas.
● When charging the battery pack for the first time or after
a long storage period, the CHARGE indicator may not
light. In this case, remove the battery pack from the AC
Power Adapter/Charger, then try charging again.
● If the battery operation time remains extremely short
even after having been fully charged, the battery is worn
out and needs to be replaced. Please purchase a new
one.
● Remember to set the charge marker after charging a
battery pack or after detaching a discharged one from
your camcorder.
EN
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USING THE BATTERY PACK
A Hook on.
1 ATTACH BATTERY PACK
B Push in.
Hook its end to the camcorder
and push the
battery pack in until it locks in place
.
2 DETACH BATTERY PACK
Slide BATTERY RELEASE and pull out the battery
pack.
Approximate recording time
Battery pack
BATTERY RELEASE
ATTENTION:
Before detaching the power source,
make sure that the camcorder’s power
is turned off. Failure to do so can result
in a camcorder malfunction.
INFORMATION:
VU-V856KIT is a set composed of the
BN-V856U battery pack and AA-V80EK AC
Power Adapter/Charger.
Read the VU-V856KIT’s instruction manuals
before using.
It is impossible to charge the BN-V856U battery
pack using the provided AC Power Adapter/
Charger. Use the optional AA-V80EK AC Power
Adapter/Charger.
To DC IN
connector
To AC outlet
To DC
OUT
Core connector
filter
DC Cord
AC Power
Adapter/
Charger
AA-V16EK
To car’s cigarette
lighter socket
Car Battery
Charger/Adapter
BH-V3E (optional)
Approximate recording time
BN-V11U
1 hr. 10 min.
BN-V12U (optional)
1 hr. 10 min.
BN-V20U (optional)
1 hr. 55 min.
BN-V856U (optional)
7 hrs. 40 min.
NOTES:
● Recording time is reduced significantly under the
following conditions:
• Zoom or Record-Standby mode is engaged repeatedly.
• The LCD monitor is used repeatedly.
● Before extended use, it is recommended that you
prepare enough battery packs to cover 3 times the
planned shooting time.
USING AC POWER
Use the AC Power Adapter/Charger (connect as shown in
the illustration).
NOTES:
● The provided AC Power Adapter/Charger features
automatic voltage selection in the AC range from 110 V
to 240 V.
● For other notes, pg. 6.
USING A CAR BATTERY
Use the optional Car Battery Charger/Adapter (connect as
shown in the illustration).
NOTES:
● When using the car battery, leave the engine idling.
● The optional Car Battery Charger (BH-V3E) can also be
used to charge the battery pack (except BN-V20U/
V856U).
● When using the optional Car Battery Charger, refer to the
respective instruction booklet.
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GETTING STARTED (cont.)
EN
Slot
Clock (Lithium) Battery Insertion/Removal
This battery is necessary for clock operation and to
perform date/time settings.
1 SWITCH OFF POWER
Switch off the unit’s power and remove the power
supply unit (battery pack, AC Power Adapter/Battery
Charger, etc.).
2 REMOVE BATTERY HOLDER
3 INSERT BATTERY IN HOLDER
Pull out the battery holder.
Battery holder
Insert the battery in the holder, and be sure to have
the “+” mark visible.
4 RE-INSERT HOLDER
Slide the holder back into the slot until you hear a
click.
NOTES:
● See “SAFETY PRECAUTIONS” ( pg. 2) for information
on safe handling of lithium batteries.
● To avoid losing the battery and/or battery holder, place
the camcorder with the grip side up as shown in the
illustration when inserting/removing the battery.
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Date/Time Settings
1 ACCESS MENU SCREEN
Set the Power Switch to “PRO.”, then press MENU.
•The power lamp comes on.
2 SELECT FUNCTION
Rotate the Select Dial to move the highlight bar to
“DATE/TIME”, then press it. The DATE/TIME Menu
appears.
MENU Button
Power lamp
•If you decide you want to return the date and time
to the previous settings, rotate the Select Dial to
move the highlight bar to “EXIT” and press it, then
go to step 6.
•If you want to set only the time without changing
the date, go to step 4.
3 SET DATE
Select Dial
Power Switch
Display
Menu Screen
4NEXT
M .W. B .
D . ZOOM
TELE MACRO
DATE TIME
TAPE LENGTH
AUTO
ON
OFF
4RETURN
DATE TIME
1999
1
1
22 : 50
M .W. B .
D . ZOOM
TELE MACRO
DATE TIME
TAPE LENGTH
4RETURN
DATE/TIME Menu
24-hour indication
Rotate the Select Dial to move the highlight bar to
“TIME” and then press it. When the hour setting
begins blinking, rotate the Select Dial until the correct
setting appears and then press it. When the hour
setting stops blinking and the minute setting begins
blinking, rotate the Select Dial until the correct setting
appears and then press it. The minute setting stops
blinking.
5 START CLOCK OPERATION
When none of these settings (YEAR, MONTH, DAY,
TIME) blinks, rotate the Select Dial to move the
highlight bar to “EXIT”, and press it. The Menu
Screen reappears with the highlight bar on
“RETURN”.
EXIT
4NEXT
•Repeat this procedure until you’re satisfied with the
Date settings (“YEAR”, “MONTH” and “DAY”).
4 SET TIME
T45
YEAR
MONTH
DAY
TIME
Rotate the Select Dial to move the highlight bar to the
item you want to set and then press it. When the
setting begins blinking, rotate the Select Dial until the
correct setting appears and then press it. The setting
stops blinking.
AUTO
ON
OFF
T45
6 CLOSE MENU SCREEN
Press the Select Dial.
NOTE:
To display the date and time in the camcorder’s display
and on a connected TV, see “Date/Time Insert”
( pg. 22).
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GETTING STARTED (cont.)
EN
Recording Mode Setting
Set depending on your preference.
1 SET RECORDING MODE
First set the Power Switch to “AUTO” or “PRO.”.
Press SP/LP for more than 1 second. “SP” (Standard
Play) provides higher picture and sound quality and is
better for dubbing, while “LP” (Long Play) is more
economical, providing twice the recording time.
NOTE:
MENU Button
If the recording mode is switched during recording, the
playback picture will be blurred at the switching point.
SP/LP Recording Mode Button
Tape Length Setting
Set the tape length according to the length of the tape
used.
Select Dial
Power Switch
Viewfinder
T45
SP
Tape length indicator
Recording mode
indicator
Display
4NEXT
M .W. B .
D . ZOOM
TELE MACRO
DATE TIME
TAPE LENGTH
AUTO
ON
OFF
Menu Screen
1 ACCESS MENU SCREEN
2 SELECT FUNCTION
First set the Power Switch to “PRO.”. Press MENU.
Rotate the Select Dial to move the highlight bar to
“TAPE LENGTH”, then press it. The TAPE LENGTH
Setting Menu appears.
3 SET TAPE LENGTH
Rotate the Select Dial to move the highlight bar to the
correct setting. T30 = 30 minutes of recording time,
T45 = 45 minutes, and T60 = 60 minutes.
•If you decide you want to return the tape length to
the previous setting, rotate the Select Dial to move
the highlight bar to “EXIT”.
4 CLOSE MENU SCREEN
Press the Select Dial. The Menu Screen reappears
with the highlight bar on “RETURN”. Press the Select
Dial again to close the Menu Screen.
T45
4RETURN
NOTE:
TAPE LENGTH
T30
T45
T60
EXIT
4NEXT
M .W. B .
D . ZOOM
TELE MACRO
DATE TIME
TAPE LENGTH
4RETURN
AUTO
ON
OFF
T60
TAPE LENGTH
Setting Menu
The tape remaining time ( pg. 15) displayed in the
viewfinder is correct only if the correct tape length has
been selected.
EN
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Loading/Unloading A Cassette
Cassette holder
1 OPEN CASSETTE HOLDER
Slide EJECT until the holder opens. Do not use force
to open.
2 INSERT/REMOVE CASSETTE
3 CLOSE CASSETTE HOLDER
Make sure the label is facing outward.
Press the Close button and make sure the holder is
closed and locked.
NOTES:
Close Button
EJECT Switch
Turn to take
up slack.
Erase Protection
Gear
● The cassette holder can’t be opened unless a power
supply is attached.
● Make sure that the tape is not slack when loading the
cassette. If there is any slack, turn the gear on the
cassette in the direction of the arrow to take up the
slack.
● Make sure the Erase Protection tab is in the position that
allows recording. If not, slide the tab. Some cassettes
have removable tabs. If the tab has been removed, cover
the hole with adhesive tape.
● The cassette holder cannot be opened while the
camcorder is in the record mode.
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GETTING STARTED (cont.)
EN
Power Zoom Lever
Grip Adjustment
1 EXPAND LOOP
2 INSERT HAND
Separate the Velcro strip.
Pass your right hand through the loop and grasp the
grip.
3 ADJUST STRAP LENGTH
Adjust so that your thumb and fingers can easily
operate the Recording Start/Stop Button and Power
Zoom Lever. Refasten the Velcro strip.
Recording Start/Stop Button
Viewfinder Adjustment
3
1 SELECT OPERATION MODE
2
2 POSITION VIEWFINDER
Set the Power Switch to “CAMERA” (“AUTO” or
“PRO.”).
180°
Adjust the viewfinder manually for best viewability
(see illustration on left).
3 ADJUST DIOPTRE
1
Set to “CAMERA”
(“AUTO” or “PRO.”)
PAUSE
Turn the Diopter Adjustment Control until the
indications in the viewfinder are clearly focused.
EN
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Shoulder Strap Attachment
1 ATTACH STRAP
1
2
3
4
Following the illustration on left, thread the strap
through the top of the eyelet 1, then fold it back and
thread it through the buckle 2. Repeat the procedure
to attach the other end of the strap to the other eyelet
3, making sure the strap is not twisted.
2 ADJUST LENGTH
Adjust as shown in the illustration on left 4.
Tripod Mounting
1 ALIGN AND TIGHTEN
Align the screw and camera direction stud on the
tripod with the camera’s mounting socket and stud
hole. Then tighten the screw.
CAUTION:
When using a tripod, be sure to open and extend
its legs fully to stabilise the camcorder. To
prevent damage to the unit caused by falling
over, do not use a small-sized tripod.
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RECORDING Basic Recording
EN
LENS COVER
Open/Close Ring
NOTE:
You should already have performed the procedures listed
below. If not, do so before continuing.
● Power ( pg. 6)
● Tape Length Setting ( pg. 10)
● Recording Mode Setting ( pg. 10)
● Grip Adjustment ( pg. 12)
● Viewfinder Adjustment ( pg. 12)
1 LOAD A CASSETTE
Slide EJECT to open the cassette holder, then insert
the cassette with the label facing out. Press the Close
button to ensure the holder is closed and locked.
EJECT Switch
Power Switch
Recording Start/Stop Button
Power lamp
Tally lamp
(lights while recording
is in progress)
2 ENTER RECORD-STANDBY MODE
Turn the LENS COVER Open/Close Ring to open the
lens cover, then set the Power Switch to “CAMERA”
(“AUTO” or “PRO.”).
•The power lamp lights and the camcorder enters the
Record-Standby mode.
•The scene you are aimed at appears on the
viewfinder screen, with the word “PAUSE”
superimposed upon it.
3 START SHOOTING
Press the Recording Start/Stop Button.
•“
” appears in the viewfinder while recording is
in progress.
Power Switch Position
According to the Power Switch position you have selected, the following functions are available:
AUTO
(Full Auto mode):
Allows you to record using
NO special effects or manual
adjustments. Suitable for
standard recording.
PRO.
(PRO. mode):
Allows you to set various
recording functions using the
menus. If you want more creative
capabilities than full auto
recording, try this mode.
OFF:
Allows you to switch off the
camcorder.
EN
Tape remaining time indicator
MIN
25MIN
(Now calculating)
120MIN
15
4 STOP RECORDING
Press the Recording Start/Stop Button again to stop
recording.
•The camcorder re-enters the Record-Standby mode.
NOTES:
119MIN
3MIN
2MIN
(Blinking)
1MIN
(Blinking)
0MIN
(Blinking)
Recording Start/Stop Button
DISPLAY Button
● The cassette holder cannot be opened unless a power
supply is attached.
● There may be a delay after you slide EJECT until the
holder opens. Do not use force.
● The tape remaining time is displayed in the viewfinder
as shown.
● The remaining time indicated in the viewfinder is
approximate.
● The time required to calculate the remaining tape
length, and the accuracy of the calculation, may vary
according to the type of tape used.
● The tape remaining time indicator is correct only if the
correct tape length has been selected ( pg. 10).
● “TAPE END” appears when the tape reaches its end, and
the power goes off automatically if left in this condition
for 5 minutes. “TAPE END” also appears when a cassette
whose tape is already at its end is loaded.
● If the Record–Standby mode continues for 5 minutes
without performing zoom or any other operations, the
camcorder’s power shuts off automatically. Set the
Power Switch to “OFF”, and then back to “CAMERA” to
turn the camcorder on again.
● If the Recording Start/Stop button is pressed after the
Record-Standby mode has continued for over
5 minutes, recording may not start immediately.
● If you are recording on a cassette from the middle (such
as when a tape is removed and re-inserted during
recording), use the Retake function ( pg. 17) to find
the end of the last recording so you don’t erase any of it.
● The LENS COVER warning blinks for about 5 seconds
when the camcorder is turned on with the cover closed.
● To turn the tally lamp off during recording, refer to pgs.
24 and 26.
Viewfinder Indications
Press DISPLAY to make the following indications appear/
disappear from the camcorder’s display: cassette warning,
tape remaining time, battery pack remaining power
indicator and tape length indicator ( pg. 51).
1 PRESS DISPLAY BUTTON
To turn off the indications, press DISPLAY for more
than 1 second.
Press again for more than 1 second to make the
indications reappear.
NOTE:
Even if the indications are off, the tape remaining time
appears blinking when the tape is near its end, and the
battery pack remaining power indicator appears blinking
when the power is almost gone.
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RECORDING Basic Features
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FEATURE: Zooming
Zoom in
PURPOSE:
Zoom out
To produce the zoom in/out effect, or an instantaneous
change in image magnification.
Digital circuitry extends the maximum magnification
offered by optical zoom. This system is called Digital
Zoom.
OPERATION:
Display
Zoom indicator bar
1X
Zoom level indicator
Approximate zoom ratio
Power Zoom Lever
Power Switch
Zoom In
Push the Power Zoom Lever towards “T”.
Zoom Out
Push the Power Zoom Lever towards “W”.
The harder you push the Power Zoom Lever, the
quicker the zoom action.
NOTES:
● Focusing may become unstable during Zooming. In
this case, set the zoom while in Record-Standby,
lock the focus by using the manual focus
( pg. 29), then zoom in or out in Record mode.
● The zoom level indicator ( 5) moves during zoom.
Once the zoom level indicator reaches the top of
the zoom indicator bar, all magnification from that
point is through digital processing.
● When using Digital Zoom, the quality of image may
suffer. To deactivate Digital Zoom, set “D.ZOOM”
to “OFF” in the Menu Screen ( pg. 25).
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FEATURE: Quick Review
PURPOSE:
To check the end of the last recording.
OPERATION:
1) Press 2 and release quickly during the Record–
Standby mode.
Tape is rewound for about 1 second and played
back automatically, then pauses in Record–Standby
mode for the next shot.
NOTE:
Distortion may occur at the start of playback. This is
normal.
RETAKE (2/3)
Button
FEATURE: Retake
PURPOSE:
To re-record certain segments.
OPERATION:
1) Make sure the camcorder is in the Record–Standby
mode.
2) Press and hold either RETAKE to reach the start point
for new recording. Pressing 3 forwards the tape
and pressing 2 reverses it.
3) Press the Recording Start/Stop Button to start
recording.
NOTE:
Noise bars appear and pictures may become
monochrome or darken during Retake. This is normal.
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RECORDING Basic Features (cont.)
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5 SEC. REC Button
FEATURE: Picture Stabilizer
P. STABILIZER Button
PURPOSE:
To compensate for unstable images caused by camerashake, particularly at high magnification.
OPERATION:
1) Press P. STABILIZER. “
”appears.
To switch off the Picture Stabilizer, press
P. STABILIZER. The indicator disappears.
NOTES:
Display
PAUSE
5S
Power Switch
5 Sec. Rec mode indicator
Picture stabilizer indicator
● Accurate stabilisation may not be possible if hand
shake is excessive, or under the following conditions:
• When shooting subjects with vertical or horizontal
stripes.
• When shooting dark or dim subjects.
• When shooting subjects with excessive
backlighting.
• When shooting scenes with movement in various
directions.
• When shooting scenes with low-contrast backgrounds.
● Switch off the Picture Stabilizer when recording
with the camcorder on a tripod.
● The “
” indicator appears blinking if the
Stabilizer cannot be used.
FEATURE: 5Sec. Rec (5-sec. Recording)
PURPOSE:
To record a scene for 5 seconds, providing quick scene
transitions like those seen in TV programmes.
OPERATION:
1) During Record–Standby, press 5SEC. REC. “
5S”
appears and 5Sec. Rec is reserved.
2) Press the Recording Start/Stop Button. Recording
starts, and after 5-second recording is finished, the
camcorder reenters the Record–Standby mode
automatically.
To cancel the 5Sec. Rec. function, press 5SEC. REC
again so that “
5S” disappears.
NOTE:
Fade/Wipe ( pg. 19) cannot be activated by
pressing 5SEC. REC.
RECORDING Advanced Features
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Fade/Wipe
[Ex.: Fader]
Fade in
These effects let you make pro-style scene transitions.
Fade- or wipe-in works at recording start, and fade- or
wipe-out works at recording end.
1 SELECT OPERATION MODE
FADE- OR WIPE-STANDBY
2 ENGAGE
MODE
Set the Power Switch to “PRO.”.
Fade out
Display
After 2 sec.
EFFECT
MOSAIC
EFFECT
MOSAIC
Press EFFECT to cycle through the modes as shown at
left. Once the desired mode appears, it is selected
and reserved.
•The selected mode’s name and its indication are
displayed for approx. 2 seconds. Then the name
disappears, and only the indication remains.
3 START OR END RECORDING
Press the Recording Start/Stop Button to activate fadein/out or wipe-in/out.
FADER
CANCEL FADE- OR WIPE-STANDBY
4 TO
MODE
Press EFFECT repeatedly until “OFF” appears.
MOSAIC
SHUTTER
SLIDE
OFF
(No indication)
OFF
•“OFF” is displayed for approx. 2 seconds and the
fade/wipe standby mode is canceled.
FADER
Fades in/out to a black screen.
MOSAIC (Fader)
Gradually turns/returns the picture into/from a mosaic
pattern.
SHUTTER (Wipe)
A black screen moves in from the top and bottom, closing
over the image like a shutter, or a new image pushes open
the black screen vertically from the centre.
SLIDE (Wipe)
A black screen moves in from the left to gradually cover
the image, or a new image moves in from right to left.
EFFECT Button
Power
Switch
Recording Start/Stop
Button
NOTES:
● Pressing and holding the Recording Start/Stop Button
allows you to vary the length for the image during fade
in/out or wipe in/out.
● The screen becomes slightly reddish when the Fade/
Wipe is used with Sepia ( pg. 21).
● With the Electronic fog filter mode ( pg. 21) engaged,
the image fades in/out to a white screen.
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RECORDING Advanced Features (cont.)
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Programme AE With Special Effects
Display
P.AE
After 2 sec.
:SEPIA
P.AE
:SEPIA
All you have to do to access any of the variety of shooting
effects is press P.AE.
1 SELECT OPERATION MODE
2 SELECT MODE
Set the Power Switch to “PRO.”.
Press P.AE to cycle through the modes as shown on
the left.
•The selected mode’s name and its indication are
displayed for approx. 2 seconds. Then the name
disappears, and only the indication remains. The
mode is activated.
SEPIA
SPORTS
ND: ND EFFECT
ND
FG: FOG
FG
TWILIGHT
S1/2000
NEGA/POSI
OFF
OFF
(No indication)
P.AE Button
Power Switch
NOTES:
● Only one mode can be engaged at a time.
● The screen becomes slightly reddish when the Fade/
Wipe ( pg. 19) is used in the Sepia mode.
● The screen becomes slightly dark in the High Speed
Shutter mode. Use in well-lit situations.
● In the “High Speed Shutter” or “Sports” modes, picture
colour may be adversely affected if the subject is lit by
alternating discharge-type light sources such as
flourescent or mercury-vapour lights.
EN
Display
SEPIA
Mode
Sepia
Display
S 1/2000
Mode
1/2000 sec.
High Speed Shutter
Sepia
High-Speed Shutter (1/2000s.)
The scene being shot is recorded in sepia-tinted
(reddish-brown) monochrome, giving the effect of
an older movie. Use together with Wide ( pg. 25)
for the authentic look of a classic Hollywood
movie.
Captures faster action than Sports mode.
NEGA POSI
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Nega/Posi
Nega/Posi (Negative/Positive)
SPORTS
Sports
The colours of a picture are reversed.
Sports
High shutter speed clearly captures fast-moving
action.
ND:ND EFFECT
ND Effect
ND Effect
A black mist darkens the picture, as when an ND
filter is used. Helps to counter the effects of glare on
the subject.
FG : FOG
Electronic
Fog Filter
Electronic Fog Filter
Makes the picture look misty white, as when an
external fog filter is attached to the lens. Softens the
image and gives it a “fantasy” look.
TWILIGHT
Twilight
Twilight
Dusk, twilight scenery, fireworks, etc., look more
natural and dramatic. The following happens when
Twilight mode is selected:
•Auto gain control is turned off.
•White Balance is set to “
: FINE” (day mode),
but can also be manually changed to another
mode ( pg. 30).
•Auto Focus becomes available only in the range of
10 m to infinity. To focus when the subject-tocamera distance is less than 10 m, use manual
focusing ( pg. 29).
NEGA POSI mode
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RECORDING Advanced Features (cont.)
EN
Date/Time Insert
The feature allows you to display the date and time in the
viewfinder, or on a connected colour monitor, as well as to
record them manually or automatically.
1 SELECT OPERATION MODE
2 ACCESS MENU SCREEN
3 ACCESS “DATE/TIME DISP.” MENU
Set the Power Switch to “PRO.”.
Press the Select Dial to display the Menu Screen.
Move the highlight bar to “DATE/TIME DISP.” by
rotating the Select Dial. Then press it to display the
DATE/TIME DISP. Menu.
Power Switch
Select Dial
Display
FOCUS
AUTO
EXPOSURE
AUTO
WIDE
OFF
S.LX
MAX
TITLE
DATE TIME DISP.
Menu Screen
DATE TIME DISP.
Move the highlight bar to the desired mode by
rotating the Select Dial, then press it. The desired
mode is activated.
•You should have already performed the Date/Time
Setting procedure ( pg. 9). If you haven’t, do so
first.
5 CLOSE MENU SCREEN
The Menu Screen reappears with the highlight bar on
“RETURN”. Then press the Select Dial to close the
Menu Screen.
4RETURN
AUTO DATE
DATE
TIME
DATE&TIME
OFF
4 SELECT THE DESIRED MODE
DATE/TIME DISP.
Menu
NOTES:
DISPLAY
● The selected display can be recorded.
● If you do not want to record the display, select the OFF
mode before shooting.
EXIT
AUTO DATE
FOCUS
AUTO
EXPOSURE
AUTO
WIDE
OFF
S.LX
MAX
TITLE
DATE TIME DISP.
4RETURN
25. 12. 99
AUTO DATE
25 . 12 . 99
(DATE)
22 : 50 : 00
(TIME)
22 : 50 : 00
25 . 12 . 99
(DATE&TIME)
OFF
(No indication)
● Your camcorder automatically records the date for about
5 seconds after recording is initiated in the following
situations:
• After changing the date.
• After loading a cassette.
• After Auto Date Record mode is selected by rotating
the Select Dial.
● In this mode, the date is replaced after 5 seconds with
“AUTO DATE” but this is not recorded.
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Instant Titles
The camcorder has eight preset titles in memory. You can
superimpose one of them over a picture as shown in the
illustration on left.
1 SELECT OPERATION MODE
2 ACCESS MENU SCREEN
3 ACCESS “TITLE” MENU
Set the Power Switch to “PRO.”.
Press the Select Dial to display the Menu Screen.
Move the highlight bar to “TITLE” by rotating the
Select Dial. Then press it to display the TITLE Menu.
4 SELECT THE DESIRED MODE
Move the highlight bar to the desired mode by
rotating the Select Dial, then press it. The desired
mode is activated.
Select Dial
Power Switch
Display
Menu Screen
FOCUS
AUTO
EXPOSURE
AUTO
WIDE
OFF
S.LX
MAX
TITLE
DATE TIME DISP.
4RETURN
TITLE
OFF
HAPPY BIRTHDAY
HAPPY HOLIDAYS
OUR FAMILY
MOVIE STAR
PARTY TIME
MERRY CHRISTMAS
WEDDING DAY
CONGRATULATIONS
EXIT
FOCUS
AUTO
EXPOSURE
AUTO
WIDE
OFF
S.LX
MAX
TITLE
DATE TIME DISP.
4RETURN
CONGRATULATIONS
TITLE Menu
•If you wish to make the title indication disappear,
select “OFF”.
5 CLOSE MENU SCREEN
The Menu Screen reappears with the highlight bar on
“RETURN”. Then press the Select Dial to close the
Menu Screen.
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RECORDING Advanced Features (cont.)
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Using Menu For Detailed Adjustment
This camcorder is equipped with an easy-to-use,
on-screen menu system that simplifies many of the more
detailed camcorder settings.
Select Dial
1 SELECT OPERATION MODE
2 ACCESS MENU SCREEN
Turn the Power Switch to “PRO.”.
MENU Button
Display
(ex. Menu Screen available
using the MENU Button)
Menu Screen 1
4NEXT
M .W. B .
D . ZOOM
TELE MACRO
DATE TIME
TAPE LENGTH
AUTO
ON
OFF
3 SELECT FUNCTION
T45
Rotate the Select Dial to place the highlight bar on
the desired function.
4RETURN
Menu Screen 2
4BACK
REC. TIME
INT. TIME
TALLY LAMP
JLIP ID NO
DEMO MODE
Menu access depends on the function you select.
If you select the functions from the “Menu Screen
Available Using The Select Dial” described on
pg. 25 . . .
.... press the Select Dial. The Menu Screen appears.
If you select the functions from the “Menu Screen
Available Using The MENU Button” described on
pg. 25 and 26 . . .
.... press MENU. The Menu Screen appears.
OFF
OFF
ON
07
OFF
• To go from Menu Screen 1 to Menu Screen 2, rotate the
Select Dial to “NEXT” and press it. To go back to Menu
Screen 1 from Menu Screen 2, rotate the Select Dial to
“BACK”, and press it.
• If the setting you want cannot be found in the Menu
Screen, place the highlight bar on “RETURN”, then go
to step 6.
4 MAKE SETTING
4RETURN
REC TIME
OFF
1/4S
1/2S
1S
5S
Setting Menu
(ex. REC TIME)
Press the Select Dial. The setting procedure depends
on the function you select.
If you select “FOCUS”, “EXPOSURE”, “TITLE”,
“DATE/TIME DISP.” or “DATE/ TIME” . . .
.... see respective pages (FOCUS: pg. 28, 29,
EXPOSURE: pg. 27, TITLE: pg. 23,
DATE/TIME DISP.: pg. 22, DATE/TIME: pg. 9).
If you select “WIDE”, “D.ZOOM”, “TELE MACRO”
or “DEMO MODE” . . .
.... the selected function’s parameter starts blinking.
Rotate the Select Dial until the desired parameter
appears. Go to step 5.
EXIT
4BACK
REC. TIME
INT. TIME
TALLY LAMP
JLIP ID NO
DEMO MODE
If you select “JLIP ID NO.” . . .
1S
OFF
ON
07
OFF
.... press the Select Dial so that the number blinks, then
rotate it until the desired number appears, and press
it. Then rotate the Select Dial to move the highlight
bar to “EXIT”.
If you select any other functions . . .
4RETURN
Normal Screen
NOTE:
No menu functions except “FOCUS” and
“EXPOSURE” are available while in the Record
mode.
.... rotate the Select Dial to move the highlight bar to the
desired setting.
• If you decide you want to return to the previous
setting, rotate the Select Dial to move the highlight
bar to “EXIT”.
5 END SETTING
6 CLOSE MENU SCREEN
Press the Select Dial. The Menu Screen reappears
with the highlight bar on “RETURN”.
Press the Select Dial. The normal screen reappears.
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MENU SCREEN EXPLANATIONS
Menu Screen Available Using The Select Dial
FOCUS
EXPOSURE
WIDE
S.LX
TITLE
DATE/TIME DISP.
AUTO
Adjusts focus automatically.
MANU
Allows you to adjust focus manually ( pg. 28, 29).
AUTO
Adjusts exposure automatically.
MANU
Allows you to adjust exposure manually ( pg. 27).
OFF
Does not display black bars.
ON
Allows you to record black bars at the top and bottom of the screen
to produce a cinema-like “wide-screen” effect.
MAX
To record a subject in a darkly lit environment, when it is more
convenient to shoot the subject with a brighter image even if the
picture becomes slightly coarse.
NORMAL
To record a subject in a dimly lit environment, when it is more
convenient to shoot with a less coarse picture although the
subject becomes slightly dark.
OFF
Allows you to shoot dark scenes with no picture brightness
adjustment.
Allows you to superimpose one of eight preset titles ( pg. 23).
Makes the date/time settings appear in the camcorder or on a connected monitor
( pg. 22).
Menu Screen Available Using The MENU Button
This Menu Screen cannot be accessed while recording.
M.W.B.
AUTO
: FINE
: CLOUD
: HALOGEN
MWB
D. ZOOM
TELE MACRO
This camcorder’s Automatic Colour Temperature system senses
the colour temperature of the ambient lighting for automatic
white balance adjustment. However, precise colour adjustment
is not possible under the following conditions:
• When an object is in various shades of the same colour.
• When a predominantly red or brown object is being shot outdoors.
In these cases, use the camcorder’s built-in preset filters for
white balance adjustment ( pg. 30, 31).
ON
Allows you to use the Digital Zoom. By digitally processing and
magnifying images, zooming is possible from 16 times (the optical
zoom limit), to a maximum of 50 times digital magnification.
OFF
Digital Zoom is not available. Only optical zoom (maximum
16x magnification) can function. When set to “OFF” during
Digital Zoom, zoom magnification changes to 16x.
OFF
Usually the distance to a subject where the lens is in focus
depends on the zoom magnification. Unless there is a distance
of more than 1m to the subject, the lens is out of focus at the
maximum telephoto setting. When set to “ON”, you can shoot a
subject as large as possible at a distance of approx. 60 cm.
• Depending on the zoom position, the lens may go out of focus.
ON
: Factory-preset
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RECORDING Advanced Features (cont.)
EN
Menu Screen Available Using The MENU Button (cont.)
DATE/TIME
Allows you to set the current date and time ( pg. 9).
TAPE LENGTH
Allows you to set the tape length depending on the tape used ( pg. 10).
REC TIME
This feature allows you to set the parameters for Animation and Time-Lapse
recording ( pg. 33).
INT. TIME
This feature allows you to set the parameters for Self-Timer ( pg. 32) and TimeLapse recording ( pg. 33).
TALLY LAMP
OFF
The tally lamp remains off at all times.
ON
The tally lamp comes on to signal the start of recording.
JLIP ID NO.
This number is necessary when connecting the camcorder to a device such as a
computer using the J terminal (JLIP). The numbers range from 01 to 99. Factory
setting is 07.
DEMO MODE
OFF
Automatic demonstration will not take place.
ON
Demonstrates certain functions such as Fade/Wipe, etc. When
“DEMO MODE” is set to “ON” and the Menu Screen is closed,
the demonstration starts.
NOTES:
● When a tape whose Erase Protection tab is in the position that
allows recording is loaded in the camcorder, demonstration is
not available.
● By turning off the camcorder or inserting a tape whose Erase
Protection tab is in the position that allows recording into it,
“DEMO MODE” is set to “OFF” automatically.
● During the demonstration, all functions except zoom are
disabled.
: Factory-preset
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Exposure Control
This feature automatically adjusts the iris for the best
available picture quality, but you can override and make
the adjustment manually.
1 SELECT OPERATION MODE
2 ACCESS MENU SCREEN
3 ACCESS “EXPOSURE” MENU
Set the Power Switch to “PRO.”.
Press the Select Dial to display the Menu Screen.
Rotate the Select Dial to move the highlight bar to
“EXPOSURE” and press it.
4 ACCESS MANUAL EXPOSURE
Rotate the Select Dial to move the highlight bar to
“MANU”, then press it. “00” (exposure control level
counter) appears.
Select Dial
Power Switch
5 ADJUST EXPOSURE
To brighten the image . . .
.... rotate the Select Dial upward. The exposure
control level counter increases (maximum +06).
Go to step 6.
To darken the image . . .
.... rotate the Select Dial downward. The exposure
control level counter decreases (maximum –06).
Go to step 6.
Display
Menu Screen
FOCUS
AUTO
EXPOSURE
AUTO
WIDE
OFF
S.LX
MAX
TITLE
DATE TIME DISP.
4RETURN
EXPOSURE
6 END ADJUSTMENT OF EXPOSURE
Press the Select Dial. The Menu Screen reappears
with the highlight bar on “RETURN”.
EXPOSURE Menu
AUTO
MANU
7 CLOSE MENU SCREEN
Press the Select Dial. The Menu Screen disappears
and the exposure control level counter reappers to
indicate the exposure is adjusted.
EXIT
NOTES:
00
● To return to the factory setting, select “AUTO” in step 4.
● To re-adjust exposure, repeat the procedure from step 2.
Manual Exposure
Screen
Exposure control
level counter
To brighten the image
–06
–06
+06
To darken the image
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EN
Focus detection zone
Focusing
AUTO FOCUS
The camcorder’s Full Range AF system offers continuous
shooting ability from close-up to infinity. However, correct
focus may not be obtainable in the situations listed below
(in these cases use manual focusing):
•When two subjects overlap in the same scene.
•When illumination is low.*
•When the subject has no contrast (difference in brightness and darkness), such as a flat, one-colour wall, or a
clear, blue sky.*
•When a dark object is barely visible in the viewfinder.*
•When the scene contains minute patterns or identical
patterns that are regularly repeated.
•When the scene is affected by sunbeams or light
reflecting off the surface of a body of water.
•When shooting a scene with a high-contrast background.
* The low-contrast warning “
” appears.
NOTES:
● If the lens is smeared or blurred, accurate focusing is not
possible. Keep the lens clean, wiping with a piece of soft
cloth if it gets dirty. When condensation occurs, wipe
with a soft cloth or wait for it to dry naturally.
● When shooting a subject close to the lens, zoom out first
( pg. 16). If zoomed in in the auto focus mode, the
camcorder could automatically zoom out depending on
the distance between the camcorder and the subject.
When Tele Macro ( pg. 25) is activated, the
camcorder will not zoom out automatically.
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MANUAL FOCUS
NOTE:
You should already have made the necessary viewfinder
adjustments ( pg. 12). If you haven’t, do so before
continuing.
1 SELECT OPERATION MODE
2 ACCESS MENU SCREEN
3 ACCESS “FOCUS” MENU
Set the Power Switch to “PRO.”.
Press the Select Dial to display the Menu Screen.
Move the highlight bar to “FOCUS” by rotating the
Select Dial, then press it.
4 ACCESS MANUAL FOCUS
Select Dial
Power Switch
Display
FOCUS
AUTO
EXPOSURE
AUTO
WIDE
OFF
S.LX
MAX
TITLE
DATE TIME DISP.
Menu Screen
4RETURN
FOCUS
Rotate the Select Dial to move the highlight bar to
“MANU”, then press it. “ ” and “ ” appear. The
focus is locked at this point.
5 ADJUST FOCUS
To farther subject . . .
.... rotate the Select Dial upward. “ ” appears and
blinks.
Go to step 6.
To nearer subject . . .
.... rotate the Select Dial downward. “ ” appears
and blinks.
Go to step 6.
AUTO
MANU
6 END ADJUSTMENT OF FOCUS
EXIT
7 CLOSE MENU SCREEN
FOCUS Menu
Press the Select Dial. The Menu Screen reappears
with the highlight bar on “RETURN”.
Press the Select Dial. The Menu Screen disppears and
“
” reappears to indicate the focus is locked.
Manual Focus Screen
NOTES:
● To return to Auto Focus, select “AUTO” in step 4.
● To re-adjust Manual Focus, repeat the procedure from
step 2.
● Be sure to focus the lens in the maximum telephoto
position when you use the Manual Focus mode. If you
focus in on a certain subject in the wide-angle position,
sharply focused images cannot be obtained when
zoomed in because the depth-of-field is reduced at
longer focal lengths.
● When the focus level cannot be adjusted any farther or
closer, “ ” or “ ” will blink.
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EN
USING THE REMOTE CONTROL UNIT (optional) (cont.)
Insert Editing
Power Switch
You can record a new scene onto a previously recorded
tape, replacing a section of the original recording with
minimal picture distortion at the in- and out-points. The
original audio remains unchanged.
NOTE:
Use the RM-V700U remote control unit to perform this
procedure.
1 SELECT OPERATION MODE
2 FIND EDIT-OUT POINT
Set the Power Switch to “PLAY”.
Play back the tape, locate the Edit-Out point and
press PAUSE on the camcorder or the remote control.
Rewind (2) Button
Fast-Forward (3)
Button
Play/Pause (4/6) Button
Stop (5) Button
COUNTER R/M Button
Display
Insert editing
indicator
w
M 0 : 12 : 34
Tape Counter
3 RESET COUNTER
Press and hold COUNTER R/M on the camcorder for
more than 1 second to reset the tape counter, then
press it again for less than 1 second so that “M”
appears.
4 FIND EDIT-IN POINT
Press REW to go a little beyond the beginning of the
scene you want to replace, press PLAY to view the
recorded tape, and press PAUSE exactly at the
Edit-In point where the new scene should start.
5 ENGAGE INSERT EDITING MODE
Press and hold INSERT, and without releasing
INSERT, press and release PAUSE. The Insert Editing
mode is engaged. When the scene the camcorder is
aimed at appears on the screen, go to the next step.
Remote sensor
6 BEGIN INSERT EDITING
Press START/STOP. When the counter reaches
“0:00:00”, editing stops automatically and the
camcorder enters the Insert-Pause mode.
7 END INSERT EDITING
Press STOP.
NOTES:
● After step 5, Retake ( 墌 pg. 17) can be performed.
● The tape may stop slightly before or after the designated
end point, and noise bars may appear. Neither indicates
a defect in the unit.
● Only the video signal is recorded in the Insert Editing
mode.
START/STOP
REW
PLAY
INSERT
STOP
PAUSE
RM-V700U
(optional)
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White Balance Adjustment
A term that refers to the correctness of colour reproduction
under various lighting. If the white balance is correct, all
other colours will be accurately reproduced.
The white balance is usually adjusted automatically.
However, the more advanced camcorder operator would
prefer to control this function manually and achieve a
more professional colour/tint reproduction.
1 SELECT OPERATION MODE
2 ACCESS MENU SCREEN
WHITE BALANCE
3 ACCESS
ADJUSTMENT
Set the Power Switch to “PRO.”.
MENU Button
Press MENU. The Menu Screen appears.
Move the highlight bar to “M.W.B.” by rotating the
Select Dial, then press it. The Menu Screen disappears and the “M.W.B.” Menu appears.
Select Dial
Power Switch
Move the highlight bar to the required white balance
by rotating the Select Dial.
Display
Menu Screen
4NEXT
M .W. B .
D . ZOOM
TELE MACRO
DATE TIME
TAPE LENGTH
AUTO
ON
OFF
T45
4RETURN
M.W.B.
AUTO
: FINE
: CLOUD
: HALOGEN
MWB
EXIT
4 SET FUNCTION PARAMETERS
M.W.B. Menu
“AUTO”
The white balance is adjusted automatically. This is
the factory preset position.
“
: FINE”
When shooting outdoors on a sunny day.
“
: CLOUD”
When shooting outdoors on a cloudy day.
: HALOGEN”
“
When using a video light or other similar type of
lighting.
“MWB”
When shooting with the white balance already
having been set on the subject (To set “MWB”,
墌 pg. 31).
5 CLOSE MENU SCREEN
Press the Select Dial.
The Menu Screen reappears with the highlight bar on
“RETURN”. Press the Select Dial again to close the
Menu Screen.
To Return To Automatic White Balance . . .
.... select “AUTO” in step 4. Or set the Power Switch to
“AUTO”.
NOTE:
White balance cannot be used when Sepia ( 墌 pg. 21) is
activated.
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Manual White Balance Operation
If the camera is operating in PRO. mode, perform a
Manual White Balance when shooting under various types
of lighting.
MODE
1 SELECT OPERATION
墌
Follow steps 1 through 4 of the white balance
adjustment ( pg. 30), and select “MWB”.
2 SET MANUAL WHITE BALANCE
Hold a sheet of plain white paper in front of the
subject. Adjust zoom or position yourself so that the
white paper fills the screen.
3 ENTER SETTING
Press the Select Dial until “MWB” begins blinking.
•When the setting is completed, “MWB” stops
blinking, and the Menu Screen reappears with the
highlight bar on “RETURN”.
Select Dial
Power Switch
Display
Menu Screen
4NEXT
M .W. B .
D . ZOOM
TELE MACRO
DATE TIME
TAPE LENGTH
AUTO
ON
OFF
M.W.B.
EXIT
Press the Select Dial again to close the Menu Screen.
To Change The Tint For Recording . . .
.... in step 2, substitute coloured paper for white. The
white balance is adjusted based on the colour,
changing the tint. Red paper — deeper green; blue
paper — orange; yellow paper — deeper purple.
NOTES:
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4RETURN
AUTO
: FINE
: CLOUD
: HALOGEN
MWB
4 CLOSE MENU SCREEN
M.W.B. Menu
● In step 2, it may be difficult to focus on the white paper
in some circumstances. In such a case, adjust focus
manually ( 墌 pg. 29).
● A subject can be shot under various types of lighting
conditions indoors (natural, flourescent, candlelight,
etc.). Because the colour temperature is different
depending on the light source, the tint of the subject will
differ depending on the white balance settings. Use this
function for a more natural result.
● Once you adjust white balance during Manual White
Balance operation, the setting is retained even if the
power is turned off or the battery removed.
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RECORDING Advanced Features (cont.)
EN
Self-Timer
You can set the delay between pressing the Recording
Start/Stop button and the actual start of recording. If you
secure the camcorder, you (or whoever is operating the
camcorder) can enter the scene before recording starts.
NOTE:
Make sure the Power Switch is set to “PRO.” and the
camcorder is in the Record-Standby mode before
performing the following steps.
1 ACCESS MENU SCREEN
2 ACCESS “INT. TIME” MENU
MENU Button
Press MENU.
Rotate the Select Dial to move the highlight bar to
“NEXT” in Menu Screen 1 and press it to display
Menu Screen 2. Then, move the highlight bar to “INT.
TIME” and press it.
Select Dial
Recording Start/Stop
Button
Display
4NEXT
M .W. B .
D . ZOOM
TELE MACRO
DATE TIME
TAPE LENGTH
Menu Screen 1
AUTO
ON
OFF
Press the Select Dial.
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Press the Recording Start/Stop Button. When the
selected time has elapsed, recording begins automatically.
Menu Screen 2
OFF
OFF
ON
07
OFF
4RETURN
INT. TIME
REC TIME
OFF
15S
30S
1 MIN
5 MIN
OFF
1 4S
1 2S
1 S
5 S
EXIT
EXIT
INT. TIME Menu
REC TIME Menu
INT. TIME indicator
15S
1S
Rotate the Select Dial to move the highlight bar to the
desired time, then press it. The Menu Screen
reappears with the highlight bar on “RETURN”.
4 CLOSE MENU SCREEN
5 START DELAYED RECORDING
4RETURN
4BACK
REC. TIME
INT. TIME
TALLY LAMP
JLIP ID NO
DEMO MODE
3 SET INTERVAL TIME
REC TIME indicator
INT.TIME and REC TIME indications on the normal
screen
To Cancel Self-Timer . . .
.... Before the recording begins, press the Recording Start/
Stop Button to display “
”, then set “INT.
TIME” in the Menu Screen to “OFF”.
EN
33
Animation
Time-Lapse
You can give stationary scenes or objects an illusion
of movement. This function allows you to shoot a
series of pictures, each slightly different, of the same
object for a brief period of time.
You can record sequentially at preset time spans.
Leaving the camcorder aimed at a specific subject,
you can record subtle changes over an extended
period of time.
NOTE:
NOTE:
Before performing the following steps, make sure
that:
● The Power Switch is set to “PRO.”.
● The camcorder is in the Record-Standby mode.
● The recording mode is set to “SP”.
1 ACCESS MENU SCREEN
2 SET RECORDING TIME
Press MENU.
Rotate the Select Dial to move the highlight bar
to “NEXT” in Menu Screen 1 and press it to
display Menu Screen 2. Then, move the
highlight bar to “REC TIME” and press it. The
REC TIME Menu appears. Rotate the Select Dial
to move the highlight bar to the desired time,
then press it. The Menu Screen reappears with
the highlight bar on “RETURN”. Press the Select
Dial again to close the Menu Screen.
3
START RECORDING
Press the Recording Start/Stop Button after
focusing on the subject. The recording stops
automatically after the selected period of time.
Before performing the following steps, make sure
that:
● The Power Switch is set to “PRO.”.
● The camcorder is in the Record-Standby mode.
● The recording mode is set to “SP”.
1 ACCESS MENU SCREEN
INTERVAL BETWEEN
2 SET
RECORDINGS
Press MENU.
Rotate the Select Dial to move the highlight bar
to “NEXT” in Menu Screen 1 and press it to
display Menu Screen 2. Then, move the
highlight bar to “INT. TIME” and press it. The
INT. TIME Menu appears. Rotate the Select Dial
to move the highlight bar to the desired time,
then press it. The Menu Screen reappears.
3 SET RECORDING TIME
Rotate the Select Dial to move the highlight bar
to “REC TIME”, then press it. The REC TIME
Menu appears. Rotate the Select Dial to move
the highlight bar to the desired time, then press
it. The Menu Screen reappears with the
highlight bar on “RETURN”. Press the Select
Dial again to close the Menu Screen.
4 ASSEMBLE SERIES OF PICTURES
4 START TIME-LAPSE RECORDING
5 RELEASE ANIMATION MODE
5 RELEASE TIME-LAPSE MODE
Repeat step 3 for the desired number of
pictures.
Set “REC TIME” in the Menu screen to “OFF”.
Press the Recording Start/Stop Button. Recording
and intervals alternate automatically.
When “
” is not displayed, press the
Recording Start/Stop Button to display
“
”, then set “REC TIME” and “INT.
TIME” in the Menu Screen to “OFF”.
NOTES (For Animation and
Time-Lapse):
● For best results, make sure the camcorder is
secured when shooting in Animation or TimeLapse mode.
● Fade- or wipe-in/out cannot be performed during
Animation or Time-Lapse shooting.
● Before performing other operations following
Animation or Time-Lapse recording, make sure
the Animation or Time-Lapse mode is deactivated.
● Self-Timer, Animation and Time-Lapse are
canceled when the power is shut off or when the
cassette is ejected.
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PLAYBACK Basic Playback
EN
Rewind (2) Button
Fast-Forward
(3) Button
Play/Pause (4/6)
Button
Stop (5) Button
1 LOAD A CASSETTE
Slide EJECT to open the cassette holder, then insert
the cassette with the label facing out. Press the Close
button to ensure the holder is closed and locked.
2 SELECT MODE
Set the Power Switch to “PLAY”. The power lamp
lights.
3 PLAY BACK
4 STOP PLAYBACK
Press 4/6. The playback picture appears.
Press 5.
Rewind or Fast-Forward the tape
Press 2 to rewind, or 3 to fast-forward the tape during
Stop mode.
NOTES:
EJECT Switch
● The camcorder shuts off automatically after about 5
minutes in Stop mode. To turn on again, set the Power
Switch to “OFF”, then to “PLAY”.
● If a blank portion on the tape is played back, the screen
may become black. This is not a malfunction.
Power lamp
Power Switch
Battery pack remaining power indicator
Tape counter
Recording mode indicator
S ET SP 4
M 1 : 23 : 45
AT
TAPE END
VOLUNE
Viewfinder indications
Tape running indicator
4 : Playback
3 : Fast-Forward/
Forward Search
2 : Rewind/Reverse
Search
6 : Still Playback
PLAYBACK Features
EN
35
Tracking
This function can be used to eliminate noise bars that
appear on-screen during playback. Initial setting is Auto
Tracking. Manual Tracking is also available.
1 ACTIVATE MANUAL TRACKING
Press P.AE and EFFECT simultaneously. Then, press
P.AE or EFFECT as many times as necessary until the
noise bars disappear.
•To return to Auto Tracking, press P.AE and EFFECT
simultaneously. “AT” blinks. When Auto Tracking
finishes, the indication disappears.
BRIGHT Dial
NOTES:
P.AE Button
EFFECT Button
● When noise bars appear during playback, the
camcorder enters the Auto Tracking mode and “AT” is
displayed.
● Manual Tracking may not work with tapes recorded on
other VCRs or camcorders.
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PLAYBACK Features (cont.)
EN
Power Switch
FEATURE: Still Playback
PURPOSE:
To pause during playback.
OPERATION:
1) Press 4/6 during playback.
2) To resume normal playback, press 4/6 again.
NOTE:
Noise bars appear and pictures may become
monochrome during Still Playback. This is normal.
FEATURE: Shuttle Search
PURPOSE:
To allow high-speed search in either direction.
OPERATION:
Rewind (2) Button
Fast-Forward (3) Button
Play/Pause (4/6)
Button
Stop (5) Button
1) Press 3 to search forward or press 2 to reverse
during playback.
2) To resume normal playback, press 4/6.
NOTES:
● During playback, press and hold 2 or 3. The
search continues as long as you hold the button.
Once you release it, normal playback resumes.
● Noise bars appear and pictures may become
monochrome or darken during Shuttle Search. This
is normal.
COUNTER R/M Button
FEATURE: Counter Memory Function
PURPOSE:
To make it easier to locate a specific tape segment.
OPERATION:
1) Press COUNTER R/M and hold for more than 1
second. The counter resets to “0:00:00”.
2) Press COUNTER R/M for less than 1 second. “M”
appears.
3) After recording or playback, press 5, then 2. The
tape automatically stops at or close to 0:00:00.
4) Press 4/6 to start playback.
NOTES:
● The counter memory functions in the Fast-Forward
and Rewind modes.
● To disable the Counter Memory Function, press
COUNTER R/M for less than 1 second so that “M”
disappears.
PLAYBACK Using The Cassette Adapter (optional)
EN
37
Cassette Adapter (optional)
Use this to play back a VHS-C video cassette recorded
with this camcorder on a VHS VCR. It is fully compatible
with any VHS video cassette recorder. The C-P7U
(optional) adapter is battery powered and automatically
performs tape loading and unloading.
1 INSERT BATTERY
Slide the battery cover up to remove it, and install
one “R6 (AA)” size battery as shown in the
illustration on left, then reattach the cover.
VCR
2 INSERT CASSETTE IN ADAPTER
Compartment door
Slide the latch to open the adapter compartment
door, then insert the cassette and close the
compartment door.
3 PLAY BACK ON CONNECTED VCR
Load the cassette adapter into the VCR and play the
tape back as you would any other.
4 REMOVE CASSETTE FROM ADAPTER
Slide the latch and the compartment door opens
automatically. This may take around 10 seconds. Do
not attempt to force the adapter open. Then, insert
your finger in the hole on the underside of the
adapter as shown in the illustration on left, and push
up and remove the cassette.
Sliding latch
Compact video cassette
Reels
Recording safety hole
NOTES:
● During tape loading and unloading, do not touch the
reels for safety and tape protection.
● During special-effect playback (slow motion, still frame,
etc.), the picture may vibrate or noise bars may appear
on the screen.
● To record on a VCR using a compact cassette and the
adapter, cover the adapter’s recording safety hole with
adhesive tape.
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PLAYBACK Basic Connections And Tape Dubbing
EN
These are some basic types of connections. When making connections, refer also to your VCR and TV
instruction manuals.
Basic Connections
Use the provided Audio/Video cable.
TV
To Video
Output
A/V cable
(provided)
To AUDIO and
VIDEO IN
connectors
To TV or VCR
VCR
To Audio
Output
If your TV/VCR has the SCART connector,
use the provided cable adapter.
Connector cover*
Connection For Tape Dubbing
Use the provided Audio/Video cable.
Power Switch
TV
Play/Pause (4/6) Button
To Video
Output
A/V cable
(provided)
Connector cover*
To AUDIO and
VIDEO IN
connectors
VCR (Recording deck)
To Audio
Output
If your TV/VCR has the SCART connector,
use the provided cable adapter.
* When connecting the cables, open this cover.
EN
Basic Connections
39
Tape Dubbing
1 CONFIRM POWER-OFF STATUS
1 CONNECT EQUIPMENT
CAMCORDER TO TV OR
2 CONNECT
VCR
2 PREPARE FOR DUBBING
Make sure the camcorder’s power is off.
Following the illustration on pg. 38, connect the
camcorder and the VCR.
Pull out the connector cover and open it.
Connect as shown in the illustration (墌 pg. 38).
Set the camcorder’s Power Switch to “PLAY”,
turn on the VCR’s power, and insert the
appropriate cassettes in the camcorder and the
VCR.
If using a VCR . . . go to step 3.
If not . . . go to step 4.
3
CONNECT VCR OUTPUT TO TV
INPUT
Refer to your VCR’s instruction manual.
4
5 SELECT MODE
SUPPLY POWER
Turn on the camcorder, the VCR and the TV.
Set the VCR to its AUX input mode, and set the
TV to its VIDEO mode.
NOTES:
● It is recommended to use the AC Power Adapter/
Charger as the power supply instead of the battery
pack ( 墌 pg. 7).
● To monitor the picture and sound from the
camcorder without inserting a tape, set the
camcorder’s Power Switch to “CAMERA” (“AUTO”
or “PRO.”), then set your TV to the appropriate
input mode.
● Make sure you adjust the TV sound volume to its
minimum level to avoid a sudden burst of sound
when the camcorder is turned on.
● If you have a TV or speakers that are not specially
shielded, do not place the speakers adjacent to the
TV as interference will occur in the camcorder
playback picture.
3 SELECT VCR MODE
Engage the VCR’s AUX and Record-Pause
modes.
4 FIND EDIT-IN POINT
Engage the camcorder’s Play mode to find a spot
just before the edit-in point. Once it is reached,
press 4/6 on the camcorder.
5 START EDITING
Press 4/6 on the camcorder and engage the
VCR’s Record mode.
6 STOP EDITING TEMPORARILY
Engage the VCR’s Record-Pause mode and press
4/6 on the camcorder.
7 EDIT MORE SEGMENTS
Repeat steps 4 through 6 for additional editing,
then stop the VCR and camcorder when
finished.
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USING THE REMOTE CONTROL UNIT (optional)
EN
The Full-Function Remote Control Unit can operate this camcorder from a distance as well as the basic
operations (Playback, Stop, Pause, Fast-Forward and Rewind) of your VCR. The RM-V700U remote control unit
(optional) makes additional recording functions possible.
1
A
2
1
3
Lock hole
Installing The Battery
B
The remote control uses one lithium battery
(CR2025).
2
1
1
1 PULL OUT BATTERY HOLDER
3
Pull out the battery holder according to the type
of remote control unit you have.
: Pull out the battery holder while sliding
the lock hole.
: Pinch the release tab and pull out the
battery holder.
Release tab
1
2
2 INSERT BATTERY IN HOLDER
0
3
@
5
9
3 RE-INSERT HOLDER
#
6
7
Insert the battery in the holder, and be sure to
have the “+” mark visible.
!
4
%
8
Slide the holder back in until you hear a click.
$
•Read the caution concerning lithium batteries
(墌 pg. 2).
^
&
RM-V700U
(optional)
Functions
Buttons
1 PAUSE IN Connector
2 Infrared beam
With the camcorder’s Power Switch set
to “CAMERA”, “AUTO” or “PRO.”.
—
With the camcorder’s Power Switch set
to “PLAY”.
墌 pg. 43
Transmits the beam signal.
transmitting window
3 MBR SET Button
4 INT. TIME Button
SELF TIMER Button
5 REC TIME Button
ANIM. Button
—
—
Animation, Time-Lapse (墌 pg. 41)
—
6 FF Button
Retake (forward) (墌 pg. 17)
7 REW Button
Retake (rewind), Quick Review (墌 pg. 17)
8 PAUSE Button
9 PLAY Button
0 START/STOP Button
! VISS Button
@ ZOOM (T/W) Buttons
# VCR CTL Button
$ A.DUB Button
% STOP Button
^ INSERT Button
& R.A.EDIT Buttons
墌 pg. 42
Self-Timer, Time-Lapse (墌 pg. 41)
Fast-Forward, Forward Shuttle Search
(墌 pg. 34, 36)
Rewind, Reverse Shuttle Search
(墌 pg. 34, 36)
—
Pause (墌 pg. 36)
—
Playback start (墌 pg. 34)
Functions same as the Recording Start/Stop button on the camcorder.
Ineffective
Zoom in/out (墌 pg. 16)
—
—
墌 pg. 42
—
Audio dubbing (墌 pg. 47)
—
Stop (墌 pg. 34)
—
Insert Editing (墌 pg. 46)
—
墌 pg. 44
EN
41
FEATURE: Self-Timer, Animation and
Transmitted beam
effective area
Time-Lapse
PURPOSE:
The remote control lets you set/release Interval Timer
and Rec Time functions without using the Menu
Screen.
Remote sensor
When using the remote control, be sure to point it at
the remote sensor. The illustration shows the
approximate transmitted beam effective area for
indoor use.
The transmitted beam may not be effective or may
cause incorrect operation outdoors or when the
remote sensor is directly exposed to sunlight or
powerful lighting.
Interval timer indicator
1MIN
1 2S
INDEX
Rec time indicator
Remote sensor
OPERATION:
Self-Timer
1) Set
Instead of performing steps 1 through 4 on pg. 32
(“Self-Timer”), press INT. TIME on the remote control.
Each time INT. TIME is pressed, the Interval Timer
indicator appears, changing in the following order:
15S, 30S, 1MIN, 5MIN and No indication (off).
2) Release
Instead of setting “INT. TIME” to “OFF” in the Menu,
press INT. TIME on the remote control until the
Interval Timer indicator disappears.
Animation
1) Set
Instead of performing steps 1 and 2 on pg. 33
(“Animation”), press REC TIME on the remote
control. Each time REC TIME is pressed, the Rec
Time indicator appears, changing in the following
order: 1/4S, 1/2S, 1S, 5S and No indication (off).
2) Release
Instead of using the Menu in step 5 on pg. 33, press
REC TIME on the remote control until the Rec Time
indicator disappears.
Time-Lapse
1) Set
Instead of performing steps 1 through 3 on pg. 33
(“Time-Lapse”), press INT. TIME and REC TIME on
the remote control. Each time INT. TIME is pressed,
the Interval Timer indicator appears, changing in the
following order: 15S, 30S, 1MIN, 5MIN and No
indication (off). Each time REC TIME is pressed, the
Rec Time indicator appears, changing in the
following order: 1/4S, 1/2S, 1S, 5S and No indication
(off).
2) Release
Instead of using the Menu in step 5 on pg. 33, press
INT. TIME and REC TIME on the remote control until
the indicators disappear.
NOTE:
Also refer to pgs. 32 and 33.
START/STOP
INT. TIME
REC TIME
RM-V700U
(optional)
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USING THE REMOTE CONTROL UNIT (optional) (cont.)
EN
Random Assemble Editing [R.A.Edit]
Create edited videos easily using your camcorder as the
source player. You can select up to 8 “cuts” for automatic
editing, in any order you like. R.A.Edit is more easily
performed when the RM-V700U MBR (Multi-Brand
Remote, 墌 pg. 40) is set to operate with your brand of
VCR (see VCR CODE LIST), but can also be performed by
operating the VCR manually.
Before operation, make sure the lithium battery is installed
in the remote control RM-V700U (墌 pg. 40).
VCR
(Recording deck)
SET REMOTE/VCR CODE
MBR SET
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
VCR CTL
2 OPERATE VCR
VCR CODE LIST
AKAI
6 2
6 4
7 7
BLAUPUNKT
1 3
FERGUSON
9 7
9 8
3 2
GRUNDIG
1 4
3 4
HITACHI
JVC
A
B
C
6 6
6 3
9 1
9 6
9 3
MITSUBISHI
6 7
6 8
NEC
3 7
3 8
PANASONIC
1
1
1
9
1
3
7
1
4
8
VCR BRAND BUTTONS
(A) (B)
NAME
PHILIPS
SANYO
SELECO,
REX
SHARP
SONY
THOMSON,
TELEFUNKEN,
SABA,
NORDMENDE
TOSHIBA
Turn off the power to the VCR and point the remote
towards the VCR’s infrared sensor. Then, referring to
the VCR CODE LIST on the left, press and hold MBR
SET, and press button (A) and then (B).
•The code is automatically set once you release MBR
SET, and the VCR’s power comes on.
0
RM-V700U (optional)
VCR BRAND BUTTONS
(A) (B)
NAME
1 SET REMOTE TO OPERATE VCR
1 9
9 5
1 1
9 4
9 1
9 6
1 2
3 3
7 2
3 6
3 5
9 1
9 6
1 5
1 `
6 5
6 `
3 9
3 1
9 1
9 6
9 7
3 2
6 9
6 1
Make sure the VCR’s power is on. Then, while
holding VCR CTL, press the button on the remote for
the desired function. The functions the remote can
control are PLAY, STOP, PAUSE, FF, REW and VCR
REC STBY (you do not need to press VCR CTL for this
one).
You are now ready to try Random Assemble Editing.
IMPORTANT
Although the MBR is compatible with JVC VCRs and
those of many other makers, it may not work with yours
or may offer limited functions.
NOTES:
● If the VCR’s power does not come on in step 1, try
another code from the VCR CODE LIST.
● Some brands of VCR do not come on automatically. In
this case, turn the power on manually and try step 2.
● If the remote control is not able to control the VCR, use
the controls on the VCR.
● When the remote control’s battery runs out, the VCR
brand you have set will be erased.
In that case, replace the old battery with a new one and
reset the VCR brand.
EN
43
MAKE CONNECTIONS
TO . . .
1 CONNECT
JVC VCR EQUIPPED WITH REMOTE
PAUSE TERMINAL
Connect the editing cable to the Remote PAUSE
terminal.
Open
the cover.
Open the cover.
To J terminal
(JLIP)
To Audio
Output
To Video
Output
JVC VCR NOT EQUIPPED WITH REMOTE
PAUSE TERMINAL BUT EQUIPPED WITH
R.A. EDIT CONNECTOR
Connect the editing cable to the R.A.EDIT
connector.
VCR OTHER THAN TYPE
OR
Connect the editing cable to the RM-V700U’s
PAUSE-IN connector.
2 PREPARE CAMCORDER
Insert a recorded tape into the camcorder. Set the
System Select Switch to “VIDEO”, and set the Power
Switch to “PLAY”.
Audio/
Video cable
(provided)
3 PREPARE VCR
Editing cable
(optional, ø3.5
mini-plug cable)
Turn the VCR power on, insert a recordable tape and
engage the AUX mode (refer to the VCR’s instructions).
To AUDIO
and VIDEO IN
connectors
If your TV/VCR has the
SCART connector, use the
provided cable adapter.
To Remote
PAUSE
VCR
To PAUSE-IN
TV
RM-V700U
(optional)
CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE
44
EN
USING THE REMOTE CONTROL UNIT (optional) (cont.)
SELECT SCENES
Remote sensor
4 START SOURCE PLAYBACK
Point the remote control at the camcorder’s remote
sensor. Press PLAY, then press ON/OFF on the remote
control.
•The R.A. Edit counter display appears.
5 REGISTER BEGINNING OF SCENE
Press REW or FF to locate the beginning of the scene
you want, then press IN/OUT to register that point.
•The data appears under “IN” on the display.
6 REGISTER END OF SCENE
Press REW or FF to locate the end of the scene and
press IN/OUT to register it.
Power Switch
FF
REW
PAUSE
CANCEL
ON/OFF
PLAY
IN/OUT
RM-V700U
(optional)
IN
0:00:25
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
COUNTER
TOTAL
OUT
- - :- - :- -
0:00:25
0:00:00
OUT
IN
0:01:05
0:00:25
1
0:03:31
0:03:18
2
0:02:53
0:02:33
3
- - :- - :- 0:04:11
4
5
6
7
8
COUNTER
0:04:11
TOTAL
0:01:13
•The data appears under “OUT” on the display.
•The total time of the registered scene(s) is displayed
at the bottom of the screen.
7 REGISTER ADDITIONAL SCENES
Repeat steps 5 and 6 for each additional scene
(as many as 8).
8 MAKE CORRECTIONS (IF NECESSARY)
Press CANCEL during steps 5 and 6 to erase the most
recently registered point.
NOTES:
● There must be at least one second between an in-point
and its corresponding out-point.
● To ensure correct operation, there should be at least
15 seconds between an out-point and the next in-point.
● Blank portions of a tape cannot be registered as in-points
or out-points.
● If it takes more than 5 minutes to search for an in-point,
the VCR’s Record-Pause mode is cancelled and editing
does not take place.
● Pressing ON/OFF clears all in- and out-points from
memory.
● Leave a small margin for error around each in-point to
ensure the scene is recorded in its entirety.
● Turning off the camcorder’s power erases all registered
in- and out-points.
EN
AUTOMATIC EDITING TO VCR
Original tape (camcorder)
1
IN
3
IN OUT
OUT
45
2
IN
OUT
9 PREPARE SOURCE TAPE
Rewind the tape in the camcorder to the beginning of
the scene you want to edit and press PAUSE.
10 ENGAGE VCR’S RECORD-PAUSE MODE
Point the remote control towards the VCR’s infrared
sensor and press VCR REC STBY, or manually engage
the VCR’s Record-Pause mode.
Edited tape (VCR)
11 BEGIN AUTOMATIC EDITING
Press MENU on the camcorder, and the previously
selected scenes are copied to the VCR in the
specified order.
While editing, the R.A. Edit counter of the scene
which is being copied is shown with a blinking
highlight.
•Pressing START/STOP on the remote control does
not start editing.
12 END AUTOMATIC EDITING
When all selected scenes have been copied, the
camcorder and VCR enter the Still or Pause mode.
Press STOP on both units. To make the R.A. Edit
counter display disappear, press ON/OFF.
MENU Button
PAUSE (6) Button
STOP (5) Button
•When finished editing, be sure to disconnect the
editing cable and the audio/video cable.
REW (2) Button
Recording Start/Stop Button
Power Switch
Remote Sensor
RM-V700U
(optional)
VCR REC STBY
ON/OFF
NOTES:
● If you performed step 1
on page 43 (“MAKE CONNECTIONS”), keep the remote control pointed at the
VCR during editing.
● The on-screen display only appears while the camcorder
searches for each scene.
● There may be noise at in- or out-points on the edited
tape with certain VCRs.
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USING THE REMOTE CONTROL UNIT (optional) (cont.)
Insert Editing
Power Switch
You can record a new scene onto a previously recorded
tape, replacing a section of the original recording with
minimal picture distortion at the in- and out-points. The
original audio remains unchanged.
NOTE:
Use the RM-V700U remote control unit to perform this
procedure.
1 SELECT OPERATION MODE
2 FIND EDIT-OUT POINT
Set the Power Switch to “PLAY”.
Play back the tape, locate the Edit-Out point and
press PAUSE on the camcorder or the remote control.
Rewind (2) Button
Fast-Forward (3)
Button
Play/Pause (4/6) Button
Stop (5) Button
COUNTER R/M Button
Display
Insert editing
indicator
w
M 0 : 12 : 34
Tape Counter
3 RESET COUNTER
Press and hold COUNTER R/M on the camcorder for
more than 1 second to reset the tape counter, then
press it again for less than 1 second so that “M”
appears.
4 FIND EDIT-IN POINT
Press REW to go a little beyond the beginning of the
scene you want to replace, press PLAY to view the
recorded tape, and press PAUSE exactly at the
Edit-In point where the new scene should start.
5 ENGAGE INSERT EDITING MODE
Press and hold INSERT, and without releasing
INSERT, press and release PAUSE. The Insert Editing
mode is engaged. When the scene the camcorder is
aimed at appears on the screen, go to the next step.
Remote sensor
6 BEGIN INSERT EDITING
Press START/STOP. When the counter reaches
“0:00:00”, editing stops automatically and the
camcorder enters the Insert-Pause mode.
7 END INSERT EDITING
Press STOP.
NOTES:
● After step 5, Retake ( 墌 pg. 17) can be performed.
● The tape may stop slightly before or after the designated
end point, and noise bars may appear. Neither indicates
a defect in the unit.
● Only the video signal is recorded in the Insert Editing
mode.
START/STOP
REW
PLAY
INSERT
STOP
PAUSE
RM-V700U
(optional)
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Audio Dubbing
Display
e4
M 0 : 05 : 20
Audio dubbing
indicator
You can record a new soundtrack on a prerecorded tape.
The existing original sound is erased and replaced by the
sound from the built-in microphone.
Perform steps 1, 2 and 3 of the Insert Editing procedure
(墌 pg. 46) before continuing.
NOTE:
Use the RM-V700U remote control unit to perform the
following procedures.
Remote sensor
Microphone
1 FIND EDIT-IN POINT
Press REW to go a little beyond the beginning of the
scene onto which you want to dub the new audio,
press PLAY to view the recorded tape, then press
PAUSE at exactly the point where dubbing should
start.
2 ENGAGE AUDIO DUB-STANDBY MODE
Press and hold A. DUB, and without releasing
A. DUB, press and release PAUSE.
3 BEGIN AUDIO DUBBING
Press PLAY. When the counter reaches “0:00:00”,
Audio Dubbing stops automatically and the
camcorder enters the Audio Dub-Standby mode.
4 END AUDIO DUBBING
Press STOP.
A. DUB
REW
PLAY
STOP
PAUSE
RM-V700U
(optional)
NOTES:
● Do not press FF or REW during Audio Dub-Standby, or
the edit points will not be accurate.
● If the microphone is too close to the TV, or if the TV’s
volume is too high, whistling or howling may occur.
NOTES (for Insert Editing and
Audio Dubbing):
● Insert Editing and Audio Dubbing may not work
correctly if the tape contains blank segments.
● To edit/dub onto a tape, make sure the Erase Protection
tab is in the position that allows recording. If not, slide
the tab. Some cassettes have removable tabs. If the tab
has been removed, cover the hole with adhesive tape.
● Do not press STOP during Insert Editing or Audio
Dubbing, or the edit points will not be accurate.
● During Insert Editing and Audio Dubbing, when InsertPause or Audio Dub-Standby is engaged, the counter
may go slightly past “0:00:00”. Recording, however,
stops at exactly 0:00:00.
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USER MAINTENANCE
EN
LENS COVER Open/Close Ring
BATTERY RELEASE
Set to “OFF”.
After Use
1
2
3
4
5
Set the Power Switch to “OFF” to turn off the
camcorder.
Slide EJECT to open the cassette holder, then remove
the cassette.
Close and lock the cassette holder by pressing the
Close button.
Slide BATTERY RELEASE to remove the battery pack.
Turn the LENS COVER Open/Close Ring to close
the lens cover.
Cleaning The Camcorder
1 CLEAN EXTERIOR
Wipe gently with a soft cloth.
•Put cloth in diluted mild soap and wring it well to
wipe off heavy dirt, then wipe again with a dry
cloth.
Remove.
Close button
EJECT
2 CLEAN LENS
Blow it with a blower brush, then wipe it gently with
lens cleaning paper.
3 REMOVE EYEPIECE
4 CLEAN VIEWFINDER
5 RE-ATTACH EYEPIECE
Turn the eyepiece counterclockwise and pull it out.
Remove dust using a blower brush.
Re-attach the eyepiece and turn it clockwise.
NOTES:
● Avoid using strong cleaning agents such as benzine or alcohol.
● Cleaning should be done only after the battery pack has been removed or other power units have been
disconnected.
● Mould may form if the lens is left dirty.
● When using a cleaner or chemically treated cloth, refer to the cautions that came with it.
● When removing the eyepiece, be sure to hold the viewfinder securely.
TROUBLESHOOTING
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If, after following the steps in the chart below, the problem still exists, please consult your JVC dealer.
The camcorder is a microcomputer-controlled device. External noise and interference (from a TV, a radio,
etc.) might prevent it from functioning properly. In such cases, first disconnect its power supply unit (battery
pack, AC Power Adapter/Battery Charger, etc.) and clock battery; and then re-connect it and proceed as
usual from the beginning.
SYMPTOM
POSSIBLE CAUSE(S)
POWER
No power is supplied.
● The battery pack has not been attached correctly
(墌 pg. 6).
● The battery pack is not charged (墌 pg. 6).
● The power supply has not been correctly connected
(墌 pg. 7).
The power suddenly goes off and
does not come back on by itself.
● The battery pack has completely discharged.
● Remove the cassette and disconnect the power source, then
after a few minutes, try turning the power back on. If it still
does not come on, consult your nearest JVC dealer.
RECORDING
Recording cannot be performed.
● Make sure the Erase Protection tab is in the position that
allows recording. If not, slide the tab. Some cassettes have
removable tabs. If the tab has been removed, cover the
hole with adhesive tape.
Recording does not start.
● The camcorder Power Switch has not been set to
“CAMERA” (“AUTO” or “PRO.”.) (墌 pg. 14).
Animation or Time-Lapse is not
available.
● Before recording in the Animation mode at the very
beginning of a tape, set the camcorder to the Recording
mode for about 5 seconds, so that the tape runs smoothly.
Using the Fade-in function at this point is a good way to
begin an animated programme (墌 pg. 33, 41).
PLAYBACK
The tape is running, but there is no
playback picture.
● The TV has not been set to its VIDEO mode or channel.
● If A/V connection is used, the TV’s VIDEO/TV Switch has
not been set to VIDEO.
Playback picture is blurred or
interrupted.
● The video heads are dirty or worn out. Consult your nearest
JVC dealer for head cleaning or replacement.
The counter indication is blurred
during Still playback.
● This is normal.
TAPE TRANSPORT
The tape stops during fast-forward or
rewind.
● The Counter Memory Function has been activated
(墌 pg. 36).
Rewinding or fast-forwarding cannot
be performed.
● The tape is already fully wound on one reel or the other.
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TROUBLESHOOTING (cont.)
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SYMPTOM
POSSIBLE CAUSE(S)
OTHER
During recording, the indications do
not appear.
● Press DISPLAY for longer than 1 second to make the
indications appear (墌 pg. 15).
The tape will not eject.
● The battery pack is running low.
Some functions are not available.
● The Power Switch is set to “AUTO”.
● Certain combinations of modes or effects are not possible to
use.
Vertical white lines appear when
shooting a very bright object.
● This sometimes occurs when the contrast between the
background and the object is great. It is not a defect of the
camcorder.
Bright, crystal-shaped spots appear in
the viewfinder.
● Sunlight is directly entering the lens. This is not a defect of
the camcorder.
Coloured bright spots appear all over
the viewfinder.
● The viewfinder is made with high-precision technology.
However, black spots or bright spots of light (red, green or
blue) may appear constantly in the viewfinder. These spots
are not recorded on the tape. This is not due to any defect
of the unit. (Effective dots: more than 99.99 %.)
The viewfinder and the lens have
become dirty (ex. fingerprints).
● Wipe them gently with a soft cloth. Gently wipe in a
semicircular motion, as wiping strongly spreads the stain
and it won’t come out easily.
The picture is blurred in the Quick
Review or Retake mode.
● This is normal while recording in the LP mode. Some noise
may be present while recording in the SP mode (墌 pg. 10).
An error number (i.e. E03) appears.
● Turn the camcorder’s power off, then disconnect the power
source. After a few minutes, try turning the power on again.
If the error number still appears in the viewfinder, consult
your nearest JVC dealer.
The image is out of focus.
● The dioptre needs to be adjusted (墌 pg. 13).
● The scene being shot is adversely affecting the operation of
Auto Focus (墌 pg. 28).
The date and time displays
disappear.
● If you remove the power source from the camcorder while
the power is on, all settings and selections are erased. Make
sure to turn the camcorder’s power off before disconnecting
the power source.
The wrong date and time are
displayed/recorded.
● If you have not performed Date/Time Setting (墌 pg. 9), the
date and time are not displayed/recorded correctly. Be sure
that Date/Time setting is carried out.
Even though the lens cover is open,
the Lens Cover Warning indicator
blinks.
● The Lens Cover Warning indicator may blink when the
camcorder is used in dark areas, regardless of the position
of the lens cover.
INDEX Indications
1
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4
5
6
7
8
9
0
!
@
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S T45
REC SP
FINE 10
FADER
NORM
01
2
LENS COVER
PAUSE
20X
INDEX
15S
TAPE END
5S
MERRY CHRISTMAS
25. 12. 99
22 : 50 : 00
1 Cassette Warning/
Tape Remaining Time .......................... 墌 pg. 15
When no cassette is inserted: the cassette (
)
warning blinks.
When the Erase Protection tab is not in the position
) warning
that allows recording: the cassette (
lights. Otherwise, the tape remaining time is
displayed and the tape remaining time warning
blinks when the tape is about to reach its end.
When the Power Switch is set to “PLAY” and a
tape is loaded: the cassette (
) mark is
displayed regardless of the Erase Protection tab’s
position.
2 Recording Mode (SP/LP) Indicator ........ 墌 pg. 10
3, 7 Programme AE Indicator ................. 墌 pg. 20
Displayed at 3 for approx. 2 seconds when
Programme AE with special effects is switched
from one mode to another by pressing P.AE., then
only the indicator remains at 7.
3, 8 Fade/Wipe-Standby Indicator .......... 墌 pg. 19
Displayed at 3 for approx. 2 seconds when the
Fade/Wipe is switched from one effect to another
by pressing EFFECT, then only the indicator
remains at 8.
4 Tape Length Indicator .......................... 墌 pg. 10
5 Zoom Indicator Bar ............................. 墌 pg. 16
Zoom Level Indicator
Approximate Zoom Ratio
6 Recording Indicator ............................. 墌 pg. 14
9 Picture Stabilizer Indicator ................... 墌 pg. 18
0 •Interval Timer/Recording Time
Indicator ..................................... 墌 pg. 32, 41
•5 Sec. Rec Mode Indicator ................ 墌 pg. 18
! Instant Title Display ............................. 墌 pg. 23
@ Date/Time Display ............................... 墌 pg. 22
#
$
%
&
^
1X
a
*
(
b
# Battery Pack Remaining Power Indicator
Changes as follows according to the battery
pack’s remaining power level:
“
”. When the power is
almost gone, the indicator “
” blinks (battery
power warning), then the unit shuts off. Replace
the battery pack with a fully charged one.
Note: The symbol containing 3 darkened squares —
— does not necessarily mean that the battery
pack is fully charged.
Focus Indicator .................................... 墌 pg. 29
Exposure Control Level Counter ........... 墌 pg. 27
White Balance Mode Indicator ............ 墌 pg. 30
•Record–Standby Mode Indicator ....... 墌 pg. 14
•Lens Cover Warning: LENS COVER ... 墌 pg. 15
* Clock Battery Warning
Blinks for approx. 10 seconds when the power is
turned on. This display also blinks when the clock
(lithium) battery is either not installed or has
discharged. Install or replace the old battery with
a new one (墌 pg. 8).
( •Tape End Display: TAPE END ............ 墌 pg. 15
Appears when the end of the tape is reached
during playback, recording or fast-forward.
•Condensation Warning:
When this indication appears, all functions
except tape eject and power on/off are disabled.
Remove the tape, turn the unit off (without
removing the power source) for a few hours,
and when you turn it on again the indication
should disappear.
•Head Clog Warning:
Appears if dirty heads are detected during
recording. In such a case, use the optional
Cleaning Cassette. If, after using it, the problems
still exist, consult your nearest JVC dealer.
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INDEX Controls, Connectors And Indicators
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7
8
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Controls
Connectors
1 Dioptre Adjustment Control ................. 墌 pg. 12
2 Lens Cover Open/Close Ring ................ 墌 pg. 14
3 5-Second Recording Button
) DC IN Jack ............................................ 墌 pg. 7
The connectors q to e are located beneath the
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
!
@
#
$
%
^
&
*
(
[5 SEC REC] ......................................... 墌 pg. 18
Power Zoom Lever [T/W] ..................... 墌 pg. 16
Picture Stabilizer Button
[P. STABILIZER] .................................... 墌 pg. 18
Programme AE Button [P.AE] ................ 墌 pg. 20
Fade/Wipe Button [EFFECT] ................. 墌 pg. 19
•Rewind Button [REW] ....................... 墌 pg. 34
•Retake Rewind Button [RETAKE R] ..... 墌 pg. 17
•Quick Review Button [ R] ............. 墌 pg. 17
•Fast-Forward Button [FF] ................... 墌 pg. 34
•Retake Forward Button [RETAKE F] .... 墌 pg. 17
Stop Button [STOP] .............................. 墌 pg. 34
Play/Pause Button
[PLAY/PAUSE] ..................................... 墌 pg. 34
Select Dial [PUSH] .......................... 墌 pg. 9, 24
MENU/DISPLAY Button ................. 墌 pg. 15, 24
•Counter Reset/Memory Button
[COUNTER R/M] .............................. 墌 pg. 36
•Recording Mode Button [SP/LP] ......... 墌 pg. 10
EJECT Switch ....................................... 墌 pg. 11
Recording Start/Stop Button .................. 墌 pg. 14
Power Switch ................................ 墌 pg. 14, 34
Battery Release Switch
[BATTERY RELEASE] .............................. 墌 pg. 6
Close Button ........................................ 墌 pg. 11
cover.
q Video Output Connector ...................... 墌 pg. 38
w Audio Output Connector ..................... 墌 pg. 38
e J Terminal
[JLIP (Joint Level Interface Protocol) Connector]
•Connect the editing cable when performing
Random Assemble Editing (墌 pg. 42– 45).
•It is used to connect the camcorder to a device
such as a personal computer.
For further details consult your nearest JVC
dealer.
•JLIP-controlled editing from camcorder to VCR
is not possible if the VCR is not equipped with a
J terminal.
Indicators
r Tally Lamp ........................................... 墌 pg. 14
t Power Lamp ........................................ 墌 pg. 14
Other Parts
y
u
i
o
p
Q
W
E
R
Battery Pack Mount ............................... 墌 pg. 6
Viewfinder ........................................... 墌 pg. 12
Grip Strap ............................................ 墌 pg. 12
•Camera sensor
Be careful not to cover this area; a sensor
necessary for shooting is built-in here.
•Remote Sensor .................................. 墌 pg. 41
Microphone ......................................... 墌 pg. 47
Eyepiece .............................................. 墌 pg. 48
Shoulder Strap Eyelets .......................... 墌 pg. 13
Clock Battery Slot .................................. 墌 pg. 8
Tripod Mounting Socket ....................... 墌 pg. 13
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INDEX Terms
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A
AC Power Adapter/Charger ..................... 墌 pg. 6, 7
Animation Recording .......................... 墌 pg. 33, 41
Audio Dubbing ........................................ 墌 pg. 47
Auto Date Record ..................................... 墌 pg. 22
Auto Focus ............................................... 墌 pg. 28
Auto Shut off ...................................... 墌 pg. 15, 34
B
Battery Pack .....................................
墌 pg. 6, 7, 55
C
Car Battery ................................................. 墌 pg. 7
Charge Marker ............................................ 墌 pg. 7
Charge The Battery Pack ............................. 墌 pg. 6
Clean The Camcorder ............................... 墌 pg. 48
Clock (Lithium) Battery ............................... 墌 pg. 8
Connections ......................................... 墌 pg. 7, 38
D
N
ND Effect Mode ........................................ 墌 pg. 21
Nega/Posi Mode ....................................... 墌 pg. 21
P
Picture Stabilizer ...................................... 墌 pg. 18
Power Switch Position .............................. 墌 pg. 14
Programme AE With Special Effects ........... 墌 pg. 20
Provided Accessories .................................. 墌 pg. 3
Q
Quick Review .......................................... 墌 pg. 17
R
Record-Standby ........................................ 墌 pg. 14
Recording Mode ....................................... 墌 pg. 10
Remote Control ........................................ 墌 pg. 40
Retake ...................................................... 墌 pg. 17
Rewind The Tape ...................................... 墌 pg. 34
Date/Time Display .................................... 墌 pg. 22
Date/Time Settings ...................................... 墌 pg. 9
Demonstration Mode ................................ 墌 pg. 26
Digital Zoom ............................................ 墌 pg. 25
Discharge The Battery Pack ........................ 墌 pg. 6
Dioptre Adjustment .................................. 墌 pg. 12
Dubbing ................................................... 墌 pg. 39
S
E
T
Electronic Fog Filter Mode ........................ 墌 pg. 21
Erase Protection ........................................ 墌 pg. 11
Exposure Control ...................................... 墌 pg. 27
F
Fade-In/Out .............................................. 墌 pg. 19
Fast-Forward Tape .................................... 墌 pg. 34
G
Self-Timer ........................................... 墌 pg. 32, 41
Sepia ....................................................... 墌 pg. 21
Shoulder Strap Attachment ........................ 墌 pg. 13
Shuttle Search ........................................... 墌 pg. 36
Specifications ........................................... 墌 pg. 57
Still Playback ............................................ 墌 pg. 36
Tally ......................................................... 墌 pg. 26
Tape Counter ............................................ 墌 pg. 34
Tape Length Setting ................................... 墌 pg. 10
Tele Macro ............................................... 墌 pg. 25
Time-Lapse Shooting .......................... 墌 pg. 33, 41
Tracking ................................................... 墌 pg. 35
Tripod Mounting ....................................... 墌 pg. 13
Twilight .................................................... 墌 pg. 21
Gain ......................................................... 墌 pg. 25
Grip Adjustment ....................................... 墌 pg. 12
U
H
V
I
W
High Speed Shutter Mode ......................... 墌 pg. 21
Insert Editing ............................................. 墌 pg. 46
Instant Titles ............................................. 墌 pg. 23
L
Load A Tape .............................................
M
墌 pg. 11
Manual Focus ........................................... 墌 pg. 29
Menu Screen ..................................... 墌 pg. 25, 26
Unload A Tape .........................................
墌 pg. 11
Viewfinder Indications .............................. 墌 pg. 51
White Balance .................................... 墌 pg. 30, 31
Wide Mode .............................................. 墌 pg. 25
Wipe In/Out ............................................. 墌 pg. 19
Z
Zooming .................................................. 墌 pg. 16
CAUTIONS
Battery Packs
The battery packs are nickel-cadmium
or nickel metal-hydride batteries.
Before using the supplied battery pack
or an optional battery pack, be sure to
read the following cautions:
1. To avoid hazard . . .
... do not burn.
Terminals
... do not short-circuit the terminals.
... do not modify or disassemble.
... use only specified chargers.
2. To prevent damage and prolong service life . . .
... do not subject to unnecessary shock.
... avoid repeated charging without fully discharging.
... charge in an environment where temperatures
are within the tolerances shown in the chart
below. This is a chemical reaction type
battery—cooler temperatures impede chemical
reaction, while warmer temperatures can
prevent complete charging.
... store in a cool, dry place. Extended exposure to
high temperatures will increase natural
discharge and shorten service life.
... avoid prolonged uncharged storage.
... remove from charger or powered unit when not
in use, as some machines use current even
when switched off.
NOTES:
● It is normal for the battery pack to be warm after
charging, or after use.
Temperature Range Specifications
Charging .............. 10°C to 35°C
Operation ............ 0°C to 40°C
Storage ................ –10°C to 30°C
● Recharging time is based on room temperature of
20°C.
● The lower the temperature, the longer recharging
takes.
Cassettes
To properly use and store your cassettes, be sure to
read the following cautions:
1. During use . . .
... make sure the cassette bears the VHS-C mark.
... be aware that recording onto prerecorded tapes
automatically erases the previously recorded
video and audio signals.
... make sure the cassette is positioned properly
when inserting.
... do not load and unload the cassette repeatedly
without allowing the tape to run at all. This
slackens the tape and can result in damage.
... do not open the front tape cover. This exposes
the tape to fingerprints and dust.
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2. Store cassettes . . .
... away from heaters or other heat sources.
... out of direct sunlight.
... where they won’t be subject to unnecessary
shock or vibration.
... where they won’t be exposed to strong
magnetic fields (such as those generated by
motors, transformers or magnets).
... vertically, in their original cases.
Main Unit
1. For safety, DO NOT . . .
... open the camcorder’s chassis.
... disassemble or modify the unit.
... short-circuit the terminals of the battery pack.
Keep it away from metallic objects when not in
use.
... allow inflammables, water or metallic objects
to enter the unit.
... remove the battery pack or disconnect the
power supply while the power is on.
... leave the battery pack attached when the
camcorder is not in use.
2. Avoid using the unit . . .
... in places subject to excessive humidity or dust.
... in places subject to soot or steam such as near a
cooking stove.
... in places subject to excessive shock or
vibration.
... near a television set.
... near appliances generating strong magnetic or
electric fields (speakers, broadcasting antennas,
etc.).
... in places subject to extremely high (over 40°C)
or extremely low (under 0°C) temperatures.
3. DO NOT leave the unit . . .
... in places of over 50°C.
... in places where humidity is extremely low.
(below 35%) or extremely high (above 80%).
... in direct sunlight.
... in a closed car in summer.
... near a heater.
4. To protect the unit, DO NOT . . .
... allow it to become wet.
... drop the unit or strike it against hard objects.
... subject it to shock or excessive vibration during
transportation.
... keep the lens directed at extremely bright
objects for long periods.
... direct the eyepiece of the viewfinder at the sun.
... carry it by holding the viewfinder. Be sure to
hold the main unit with both hands or use the
grip.
... swing it excessively when using the shoulder
strap.
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About moisture condensation . . .
● You may have observed that pouring a cold
liquid into a glass will cause drops of water to
form on the glass’ outer surface. This same
phenomenon occurs on the head drum of a
camcorder when it is moved from a cool place
to a warm place, after heating a cold room,
under extremely humid conditions or in a
place directly subjected to the cool air from an
air conditioner.
● Moisture on the head drum can cause severe
damage to the video tape, and can lead to
internal damage to the camcorder itself.
Serious malfunctioning
If malfunctioning occurs, stop using the unit
immediately and consult your local JVC dealer.
Special Notes On Video Heads
Dust and dirt on video heads
1. Always allow enough time for your camcorder to
acclimatize to its environment before using it.
2. Do not use the unit in areas of high humidity.
(Typical areas of high humidity are given below.)
•From being used or stored in a very cold
outdoor situation, then immediately being used
in a warm indoor situation.
•From being used or stored in a cool airconditioned situation, then being used in a
high-humidity outdoor situation.
•Other areas where rapid large temperature
changes can occur.
3. Taking care of your “C” format video cassette
tapes.
•Store the video cassette tapes in a vertical
position, complete in their cassette cases.
•During transportation, always store cassettes in
their cassette cases.
4. Check recorded information at regular intervals.
If the camcorder is equipped with a quick review
facility, use this facility to check whether the
picture is clear or not.
If the quick review or playback picture is not
clear, then the video heads may be dirty.
Note:
As a maladjusted tracking control can give similar
symptoms to dirty video heads, please check that
the tracking control of the unit is in the centre
position.
CAUTIONS (cont.)
Cleaning the video heads
Accumulation of dirt and other particles on the
video heads may cause the playback picture to
become blurred or interrupted. Although this
camcorder is equipped with a built-in head cleaner
which
automatically cleans the heads, reducing the
likelihood of dirty heads, if such troubles are
encountered, we recommend the use of the
cleaning cassette specifically designed for JVC
camcorders, model number TCC-2U. Please use the
cleaning cassette as indicated below:
1 After inserting the cleaning cassette, activate the
Play mode for a maximum of 15 seconds
(normally, 5 seconds is sufficient).
2 Remove the cleaning cassette and check the
playback picture with a previously goodrecorded tape.
3 If the picture is clear, then recording on a new
tape can begin when desired.
4 If the picture is not clear, repeat steps 1 to 3 up
to two more times.
5 If the picture is still unclear, consult your local
JVC dealer.
Important Note:
If heads have become dirty, the associated tape will
also be damaged, please do not use the tape again.
•A built-in head cleaner automatically cleans the
video heads and head drum whenever a cassette
is loaded and unloaded to reduce head clogging.
•Cleaning cassette TCC-2U is available from your
JVC local dealer.
SPECIFICATIONS
Camcorder
General
Format
:
Power source
:
Power consumption :
Signal system
:
Video recording system
Luminance
:
Colour
:
VHS PAL standard
DC 6.0 V
5.2 W
PAL-type
FM recording
Converted sub-carrier
direct recording
Conforms to VHS standard
:
cassette
Cassette
Tape speed
SP
:
LP
:
Recording time (max.)
SP
:
LP
:
Operating
temperature
Operating humidity
Storage temperature
Weight
Dimensions
(W x H x D)
Pickup
Lens
Viewfinder
White balance
adjustment
23.39 mm/sec.
11.70 mm/sec.
60 minutes
120 minutes
(with EC-60 cassette)
:
:
:
:
:
0°C to 40°C
35% to 80%
–20°C to 50°C
Approx. 830 g
198 mm x 119 mm x 91 mm
(with the viewfinder fully
tilted downward)
: 1/4" format CCD
: F1.6, f = 3.9 to 62.4 mm,
16:1 power zoom lens with
auto iris and macro control,
filter diameter 40.5 mm
: Electronic viewfinder with
0.5" black/white CRT
: Auto/Manual adjustment
Connectors
JLIP
Video
Audio
: ø3.5 mm, 4-pole,
mini-head jack
(compatible with RC-5325
plug)
: 1 V(p-p), 75 Ω unbalanced,
analogue output
(via Video output connector)
: 300 mV (rms), 1 kΩ analogue
output
(via Audio output connector)
EN
57
AC Power Adapter/Charger AA-V16EK
Power requirement : AC 110 V to 240 V`,
50 Hz/60 Hz
Power consumption : 23 W
Output
, 1.3 A
Charge
: DC 8.5 V
VTR
: DC 6.3 V
, 1.8 A
Charging system
: Constant current, peak
detection, timer controlled
Dimensions
: 125 mm x 42 mm x 68 mm
(W x H x D)
Weight
: Approx. 330 g
Optional Accessories
•Battery Packs BN-V12U, BN-V20U, BN-V856U
•Car Battery Charger BH-V3E
•Compact VHS (
) Cassettes EC-60/45/30
•Remote Control Unit RM-V700U
•Active Carrying Bag CB-V7U
•Cassette Adapter C-P7U
Some accessories are not available in some areas.
Please consult your nearest JVC dealer for details on
accessories and their availability.
Specifications shown are for SP mode unless otherwise
indicated.
E & O.E. Design and specifications subject to change
without notice.
MEMO
MEMO
GR-FX101
VICTOR COMPANY OF JAPAN, LIMITED
COPYRIGHT© 2000 VICTOR COMPANY OF JAPAN, LTD.
EK
Printed in Japan
0500MKV UN VP
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