Sharp Viewcam VL-WD255U User's Manual

VL-WD255U/hyou; 00/12/26/18:00
Valid for warranty service in the U.S. only
SHARP ELECTRONICS CORPORATION warrants to the first consumer purchaser that this Sharp brand
product (the “Product”), when shipped in its original container, will be free from defective workmanship
and materials, and agrees that it will, at its option, either repair the defect or replace the defective
Product or part thereof with a new or remanufactured equivalent at no charge to the purchaser for parts
or labor for the period(s) set forth below.
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item(s) set forth below nor to any Product the exterior of which has been damaged or defaced, which
has been subjected to improper voltage or other misuse, abnormal service or handling, or which has
been altered or modified in design or construction.
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below and provide proof of purchase to the servicer.
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purchasers by law. ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY
AND FITNESS FOR USE ARE LIMITED TO THE PERIOD(S) FROM THE DATE OF PURCHASE SET FORTH
BELOW. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above
limitation may not apply to you.
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than those described herein, or to extend the duration of any warranties beyond the time period
described herein on behalf of Sharp.
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be the sole and exclusive remedy available to the purchaser. Correction of defects, in the manner and
for the period of time described herein, shall constitute complete fulfillment of all liabilities and
responsibilities of Sharp to the purchaser with respect to the Product, and shall constitute full
satisfaction of all claims, whether based on contract, negligence, strict liability or otherwise. In no event
shall Sharp be liable, or in any way responsible, for any damages or defects in the Product which were
caused by repairs or attempted repairs performed by anyone other than an authorized servicer. Nor
shall Sharp be liable or in any way responsible for any incidental or consequential economic or property
damage. Some states do not allow the exclusion of incidental or consequential damages, so the above
exclusion may not apply to you.
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WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
SHARP ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, New Jersey 07430-2135
SHARP CORPORATION
Osaka, Japan
Important
For assistance in reporting the theft or loss of
this product, record on the line below the
model number and serial number which
are located on the bottom of the unit.
Please retain this information.
Model No.:
Serial No.:
Printed in Malaysia
TINSE0415TAZZ
01P03-M-G
• See page 93 for use of Demo mode.
Appendix
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OR CALL 1-800-BE-SHARP
Please read this operation manual
carefully before using the VIEWCAM.
SmartMedia Card
Features
What to do to Obtain Service:
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Advanced Features
Where to Obtain Service:
Disk Media supplied with this Product is warranted for replacement
only and limited to ninety (90) days from date of purchase. Nonrechargeable batteries are excluded from warranty coverage.
From a Sharp Authorized Servicer located in the United States. To
find the location of the nearest Sharp Authorized Servicer, call Sharp
toll free at 1-800-BE-SHARP.
Ship prepaid or carry in your Product to a Sharp Authorized Servicer.
Be sure to have Proof of Purchase available. If you ship the Product, be sure it is insured and packaged securely.
OPERATION MANUAL
Useful Features
Additional Item(s) Excluded
from Warranty Coverage (if any):
VL-WD255U
Basic Operations
Warranty Period for this Product:
VL-WD255U Camcorder
(Be sure to have this information available when you need service
for your Product.)
One (1) year parts and ninety (90) days labor from date of purchase except for the rechargeable battery incorporated in this Product which is warranted for thirty (30) days from date of purchase.
MODEL
Preparation
Model Specific Section
Your Product Model
Number & Description:
LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY CAMCORDER
Operation References
CONSUMER LIMITED WARRANTY
Thank you for purchasing this camcorder from SHARP.
The camcorder will enhance your home video enjoyment and allow you to capture those
special moments. Please read this operation manual to familiarize yourself with the
camcorder’s features, so that you will get the most out of it. The video techniques section will
help you fully enjoy the many features this camcorder offers, and expand your video world.
Important Information for Consumers in the U.S.
WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR
MOISTURE.
CAUTION:
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE
COVER. NO USER-SERVICEABLE
PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING
TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
This symbol warns the user of uninsulated voltage within the
unit that can cause dangerous electric shocks.
This symbol alerts the user that there are important operating
and maintenance instructions in the literature accompanying
this unit.
CAUTION
CAUTION
(applies to the supplied AC adapter)
If the AC adapter is misplaced or
needs to be replaced, obtain the
same type of adapter from a SHARP
service center of your dealer.
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK,
MATCH WIDE BLADE OF PLUG TO
WIDE SLOT, FULLY INSERT.
PRODUCT DISPOSAL
This Product utilizes tin-lead solder, and a fluorescent lamp containing a small
amount of mercury. Disposal of these materials may be regulated due to environmental considerations. For disposal or recycling information, please contact your
local authorities or the Electronics Industries Alliance: www.eiae.org.
BATTERY DISPOSAL
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CONTAINS LITHIUM-ION RECHARGEABLE BATTERY. MUST BE RECYCLED OR
DISPOSED OF PROPERLY. CONTACT LOCAL AGENCIES FOR INFORMATION ON
RECYCLING AND DISPOSAL PLANS IN YOUR AREA.
WARNING—FCC Regulations state that any unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment not expressly approved by the manufacturer could void the
user’s authority to operate this equipment.
NOTE
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference
to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to
radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off
and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the distance between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
A shielded I/F cable is required to insure compliance with FCC regulations for Class B
computing equipment.
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
Sharp Camcorder
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this
device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
RESPONSIBLE PARTY:
SHARP ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, New Jersey 07430
Phone: 1-800-BE-SHARP
CAUTION ON LITHIUM BATTERY (MEMORY BACKUP BATTERY)
If a battery is reversed (positive end where the negative end belongs and vice
versa), it can overheat and rupture. This has happened when young children install
batteries backwards. Warn children not to take out batteries or install them. Parents
should install the lithium battery in the camcorder.
COPYRIGHT WARNING: It is the intent of SHARP that this unit be used in full
compliance with the copyright laws of the United States and
that prior permission be obtained from copyright owners
whenever necessary.
NOTE
The camcorder’s LCD panel is a very high technology product with more than
61,000 thin-film transistors*, giving you fine picture detail. Occasionally, a pixel may
appear on the screen as a fixed point of blue, green, red, or black. Please note that
this does not affect your camcorder’s performance.
*Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Trademarks
• SmartMedia is a trademark of Toshiba Corporation.
• DPOF is a trademark of CANON INC., Eastman Kodak Company, Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd. and
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
• All other brand or product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective
holders.
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IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
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1. Read Instructions—All the safety and
operating instructions should be read
before the product is operated.
2. Retain Instructions—The safety and
operating instructions should be
retained for future reference.
3. Heed Warnings—All warnings on the
product and in the operating instructions should be adhered to.
4. Follow Instructions—All operating and
use instructions should be followed.
5. Cleaning—Unplug this product from the
wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use
liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use
a damp cloth for cleaning.
6. Attachments—Do not use attachments
not recommended by the product
manufacturer as they may cause
hazards.
7. Water and Moisture—Do not use this
product near water—for example, near
a bath tub, wash bowl, kitchen sink, or
laundry tub; in a wet basement; or near
a swimming pool; and the like.
8. Accessories—Do not place this product
on an unstable cart, stand, tripod,
bracket, or table. The product may fall,
causing serious injury to a child or
adult, and
serious damage
to the product.
Use only with a
cart, stand,
tripod, bracket,
or table recommended by the manufacturer, or sold with the product. Any
mounting of the product should follow
the manufacturer’s instructions, and
should use a mounting accessory
recommended by the manufacturer.
9. A product and cart
combination should be
moved with care. Quick
stops, excessive force,
and uneven surfaces
may cause the product
and cart combination to overturn.
10. Ventilation—Slots and openings in the
cabinet are provided for ventilation and
to ensure reliable operation of the
product and to protect it from overheating, and these openings must not be
blocked or covered. The openings
should never be blocked by placing the
11.
12.
13.
14.
product on a bed, sofa, rug, or other
similar surface. This product should not
be placed in a built-in installation such
as a
bookcase or
rack unless
proper
ventilation is
provided or
the manufacturer’s instructions have
been adhered to.
Power Sources—This product should
be operated only from the type of power
source indicated on the marking label. If
you are not sure of the type of power
supply to your home, consult your
product dealer or local power company.
For products intended to operate from
battery power, or other sources, refer to
the operating instructions.
Grounding or Polarization—This product
may be equipped with a polarized
alternating-current line plug (a plug
having one blade wider than the other).
This plug will fit into the power outlet
only one way. This is a safety feature. If
you are unable to insert the plug fully
into the outlet, try reversing the plug. If
the plug should still fail to fit, contact
your electrician to replace your obsolete
outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose
of the polarized plug.
Power-Cord Protection—Power-supply
cords should be routed so that they are
not likely to be walked on or pinched by
items placed upon or against them,
paying particular attention to cords at
plugs, convenience receptacles, and
the point where they exit from the
product.
Lightning—For added protection for this
product during a lightning storm, or
when it is left unattended and unused
for long periods of time, unplug it from
the wall outlet and disconnect the
antenna or cable system. This will
prevent damage to the product due to
lightning and power-line surges.
15. Power Lines—An outside antenna
system should not be located in the
vicinity of overhead power lines or other
electric light or power circuits, or where
it can fall into such power lines or
circuits. When installing an outside
antenna system, extreme care should
be taken to keep from touching such
power lines or circuits as contact with
them might be fatal.
16. Overloading—Do not overload wall
outlets, extension cords, or integral
convenience receptacles as this can
result in a risk of fire or electric shock.
17. Object and Liquid Entry—Never push
objects of any kind into this product
through openings
as they may touch
dangerous
voltage points or
short-out parts
that could result in
a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid
of any kind on the product.
18. Servicing—Do not attempt to service
this product yourself as opening or
removing covers may expose you to
dangerous voltage or other hazards.
Refer all servicing to qualified service
personnel.
19. Damage Requiring Service—Unplug
this product from the wall outlet and
refer servicing to qualified service
personnel under the following conditions:
a. When the power-supply cord or plug
is damaged,
b. If liquid has been spilled, or objects
have fallen into the product,
c. If the product has been exposed to
rain or water,
d. If the product does not operate
normally by following the operating
instructions. Adjust only those
controls that are covered by the
operating instructions as an improper adjustment of other controls
may result in damage and will often
require extensive work by a qualified
technician to restore the product to
its normal operation,
e. If the product has been dropped or
damaged in any way, and
20.
21.
22.
23.
f. When the product exhibits a distinct
change in performance—this
indicates a need for service.
Replacement Parts—When replacement
parts are required, be sure the service
technician has used replacement parts
specified by the manufacturer or have
the same characteristics as the original
part. Unauthorized substitutions may
result in fire, electric shock, or other
hazards.
Safety Check—Upon completion of any
service or repairs to this product, ask
the service technician to perform safety
checks to determine that the product is
in proper operating condition.
Wall or Ceiling Mounting—The product
should be mounted to a wall or ceiling
only as recommended by the manufacturer.
Heat—The product should be situated
away from heat sources such as
radiators, heat registers, stoves, or
other products (including amplifiers)
that produce heat.
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Quick Operation Guide
Please consult this operation manual
further for details on these and other
functions of your camcorder.
Turning the Power on
Media Selection switch
Power switch
Charging the Battery Pack
1
Connect the supplied power cord to the
AC power socket on the AC adapter/
battery charger, and insert the AC plug
into a power outlet.
2
Align the s mark on the battery pack
with the a mark on the charger (1) and
guide the battery into the groove.
Pressing the battery (2), slide it in the
direction of the arrow (3) until it locks
into place.
To use the camera recording
functions, hold down the Lock
button and set the Power switch to
CAMERA.
Lock button
To use the playback and editing
functions, hold down the Lock
button and set the Power switch to
VCR.
Lock button
Attaching the Battery Pack
1
Make sure that the Power switch is set
to OFF.
2
Lift up the viewfinder.
3
Align the - mark on the side of the
battery pack with the q mark on the
camcorder (1), and slide the battery
pack down completely until it locks into
place (2).
Switching the Media
To use a mini DV cassette for
recording and playing back
images, set the Media Selection
switch to TAPE.
To use a SmartMedia card for
recording and playing back still
images, set the Media Selection
switch to CARD.
Turning the Power off
Set the Power switch to OFF
without pressing the Lock button.
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Inserting a Mini DV Cassette
Inserting a SmartMedia Card
1
1
Make sure that the power switch is set to
OFF.
2
Open the LCD monitor.
Attach the power source to the
camcorder, then slide the cassette
compartment door release and open the
cassette compartment door.
Card slot cover
2
3
Open the card slot cover in the direction
of arrow.
4
Insert a SmartMedia card into the slot
as shown below, and push it in as far as
it will go.
Insert the cassette fully with the window
facing outwards, and with the erasure
protect tab facing upwards.
SAVE
REC
3
Press the W mark gently until the
cassette holder clicks into place. Close
the compartment door by pressing the
center until it clicks into place.
W mark
Chipped corner
Contact area
5
Close the card slot cover.
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Quick Operation Guide
Easy Camera Recording on
Tape
1
Make sure that a cassette is inserted.
2
Remove the lens cap, and lift up the
viewfinder.
3
Set the Media Selection
switch to TAPE.
4
Hold down the Lock button
and set the Power switch to
CAMERA.
1
Press the LCD monitor OPEN release
button (1), and open the LCD monitor
to a 90° angle to the camcorder body
(2).
LCD monitor OPEN
release button
90
Lock button
5
Tape Playback
2
Adjust the LCD monitor to an angle that
allows easy viewing on the on-screen
picture.
3
Set the Media Selection
switch to TAPE.
4
Hold down the Lock button
and set the Power switch to
VCR.
Press the REC START/STOP button to
begin recording.
RE C
Lock button
Zooming
5
Push the Power Zoom control to T (1)
(telephoto) or W (2) (wide angle) side.
Press e (or r) on the Operation
button to rewind (or fast forward) the
tape to the desired point.
AUDIO1+ 2
6
Press y to begin playback.
AUDIO1+ 2
Power Zoom
control
To stop playback
Press d.
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Card Recording
Card Playback
1
Make sure that a SmartMedia card
(commercially available) is inserted.
1
2
Remove the lens cap, and lift up the
viewfinder.
3
Set the Media Selection
switch to CARD.
4
Hold down the Lock button
and set the Power switch to
CAMERA.
LCD monitor OPEN
release button
90
Lock button
5
Press the LCD monitor OPEN release
button (1), and open the LCD monitor
to a 90° angle to the camcorder body
(2).
Press the STILL button to begin
recording.
AUTO
2
Adjust the LCD monitor to an angle that
allows easy viewing on the on-screen
picture.
3
Set the Media Selection
switch to CARD.
4
Hold down the Lock button
and set the Power switch to
VCR.
CARD
10 90
Lock button
5
Press e or r on the Operation button
to move the selection frame to the
desired image.
Selection Frame
1
2
3
4
5
6
1 2
NORMAL
10 0 - 0 0 0 3
6
Press y.
10 0 - 0 0 0 3
CARD
NORMAL
3 10
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Supplied Accessories
Battery pack
BT-L221n*
AC adapter/
battery charger
UADP-0321TAZZ*
Power cord
QACCD0031TAPZ
DC cable
QCNW-1957TAZZ
Remote control
RRMCG0100TASA
AA battery for
remote control K 2
CR2025 type
lithium battery
Audio/video cable
(RCA type)
QCNW-2016TAZZ
Lens cap
GCOVH1271TASA
PixLab Video
Capture Software
(Lite Version)
CDSKA0059TA01
PC connecting
cable
QCNW-2022TAZZ
* The part numbers for the AC adapter/battery charger and battery pack supplied with this camcorder
are valid only in the U.S. and Latin America. If this camcorder was purchased outside of these areas,
the part numbers may be different. Please refer to the part numbers printed on the labels of the
supplied AC adapter/battery charger and battery pack.
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Optional Accessories
Standard-life
battery pack
BT-L221n
Extended-life
battery pack
BT-L441n
Zoom microphone
VR-5MCN
Note: The listed model names are for U.S. accessories.
For optional and additional accessories, contact your local dealer, call the Sharp Accessories and Supply Center at 1-800-642-2122, or visit SHARP’s website
(http://www.sharp-usa.com).
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Precautions
• When the camcorder is not in use, remember to remove the cassette tape, turn off
the power, and disconnect the camcorder
from the power source.
• Always respect prohibitions or restrictions
on the use of electronic equipment on
commercial flights or in other sensitive
areas.
• Do not aim the lens at the sun.
Do not allow direct sunlight to strike the
camcorder lens or LCD monitor screen,
whether or not recording is in progress, as it
may damage the CCD sensor or LCD screen
surface. Be particularly careful when
recording outside.
• Be aware of the temperature and humidity.
You can use your camcorder at 32°F to 104°F
(0°C to L40°C), and at 30% to 80% relative
humidity. Do not store the unit in an
unventilated car in the
summer, in direct
sunlight, or near strong
heat sources; this can
result in severe damage
to the unit casing and
circuitry.
• When shooting in dark places, avoid sudden
brightly lit objects or light sources, such as
the sun. Otherwise, the image may white out.
Should this happen, point the lens in a
different direction until the picture returns to
normal.
• Avoid magnetic sources.
Using the camcorder near
strong fluorescent lights,
motors, televisions, or
other magnetic sources
may adversely affect
recorded images.
• Using the camcorder near a broadcasting
station or other powerful transmission
source may cause buzzing or picture
deterioration.
• Avoid shocks and dropping.
Do not drop or otherwise
subject the camcorder to
hard shocks or strong
vibrations. Bumping or
striking the unit during
recording will generate noise
in the recorded image.
• Avoid placing the
camcorder in close
proximity to lighting
equipment.
The heat from
incandescent lights
may deform the
camcorder, or cause it
to malfunction.
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• Avoid situations where water, sand, dust or
other foreign matter could get on or inside
the camcorder, and do not use or leave
your camcorder in areas with excessive
smoke, steam or moisture.
Such environments can
cause malfunctions or
cause mildew to form
on the lenses. Be sure
to keep the unit in a
well-ventilated location.
• Some small, portable
tripods may be difficult to
attach and may not be
sturdy enough to support
your camcorder. Be sure to
use only a strong, stable
tripod.
• When using your camcorder in a cold
environment, the LCD monitor screen often
appears less bright immediately after the
power is turned on. This is not a malfunction. To prevent the camcorder from
becoming too cold, wrap it in a thick cloth
(a blanket, etc.).
Charging the Battery Pack ........................................ 9
Attaching and Removing the Battery Pack .............. 10
Powering the Camcorder from an AC Outlet ........... 11
Inserting and Removing a Mini DV Cassette .......... 12
Installing the Lithium Memory Battery ..................... 13
Selecting the Language for the On-screen
Display .................................................................. 14
Setting the Area, Date and Time ............................. 15
Displaying the Date and Time of Recording ............ 16
Adjusting the Hand Strap ........................................ 17
Using the Lens Cap ................................................ 17
Using the Viewfinder ............................................... 18
Using the LCD Monitor ............................................ 19
Basic Operations
Camera Recording
Easy Camera Recording on Tape
in Full Auto Mode .................................................. 20
Zooming .................................................................. 21
Tips on Recording Positions ................................... 21
Remaining Recording Time Display ........................ 22
Remaining Battery Power Display ........................... 22
Selecting the Camcorder Mode .............................. 26
Using the Controls .................................................. 27
Selecting the User Mode ......................................... 28
Using the Menu Screens ......................................... 29
Appendix
Camera Recording
Recording in LP (Long Play Recording) Mode ........ 30
Selecting the 16-bit Audio Recording Mode ............ 31
Digital Image Stabilization (DIS) ............................. 31
Setting the Digital Zoom .......................................... 32
Gamma Brightness Compensation ......................... 33
Gain-up ................................................................... 34
Night Recording (Cat’s Eye) .................................... 35
SmartMedia Card
Features
Useful Features
Advanced Features
Playback
Tape Playback ......................................................... 23
Volume Control ........................................................ 23
Watching the Playback on a TV .............................. 24
Video Search .......................................................... 25
Still .......................................................................... 25
Useful Features
Preparation
Basic Operations
Part Names ............................................................... 1
Quick Reference List ................................................. 4
On-screen Display Index ........................................... 5
Warning Indicators .................................................... 7
Preparation
Operation References
Operation References
Contents
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Contents
Useful Features
Quick Return ........................................................... 36
Edit Search ............................................................. 36
Fade In and Fade Out ............................................. 37
Wide Screen (16:9) ................................................. 38
Still Recording on Tape ........................................... 39
Still Recording Effects ............................................. 40
Letting the Subject Monitor the Shot ....................... 42
Auto Focus .............................................................. 43
Macro Shots ............................................................ 43
Using the Remote Control ....................................... 43
Playback
Playback Functions with the Remote Control ......... 45
Using the Time Code .............................................. 46
Advanced Features
Camera Recording
Manual Focus .......................................................... 47
Setting the Shutter Speed ....................................... 49
Manual Exposure .................................................... 51
White Balance Lock ................................................ 52
Digital Picture Effects .............................................. 53
Scene Menu (Program AE) ..................................... 54
Using the Zoom Microphone
(Optional Accessory) ............................................ 55
Windbreak ............................................................... 56
Setting the Confirmation Sounds ............................ 56
World Clock ............................................................. 57
Selecting Daylight Saving Time ............................... 59
Playback
Playback Zoom ....................................................... 60
Gamma Playback .................................................... 61
Multiple Strobe Playback ......................................... 61
Playback Effects ...................................................... 62
Picture Effect Playback ........................................... 63
Picture/Backlight Adjustments ................................. 64
Editing ..................................................................... 65
Recording from an External Source ........................ 66
Editing with the DV Terminal (IEEE1394) ................ 67
Audio Dubbing Feature ........................................... 68
Selecting the Audio Playback Mode ........................ 70
Configuring Software for PC Connection ................ 71
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Appendix
• Guía de operación rápida en español ................................................................... 97
• Visualizaciones en pantalla en español .............................................................. 105
• Affichages sur écran en français ........................................................................ 107
Useful Features
Useful Information ................................................... 86
Demonstration Mode ............................................... 93
Before Requesting Service ..................................... 94
Specifications .......................................................... 96
Basic Operations
Playback
Card Playback ......................................................... 78
Slide Show Playback ............................................... 79
Delete-protection ..................................................... 80
Deleting One Stored Image .................................... 81
Deleting All Stored Images ..................................... 82
Print Order .............................................................. 83
Transferring the Data on a SmartMedia Card
to a Computer ....................................................... 85
Preparation
Camera Recording
Inserting and Removing a SmartMedia Card
(Commercially available) ....................................... 73
Card Recording ....................................................... 74
Selecting the Picture Resolution ............................. 75
Recording with the Self-timer .................................. 76
Formatting a SmartMedia Card ............................... 77
Operation References
SmartMedia Card
Features
Advanced Features
SmartMedia Card
Features
Appendix
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Operation References
Operation
References
Operation References
Part Names
For details on the use of each part, refer to the page number indicated in brackets.
Left view
GAMMA/BRIGHTER button
[pp. 33, 34, 61]
W/B (White Balance) button [p. 52]
CAT’S EYE switch [p. 35]
AUTO ON/OFF button
[p. 28]
Operation button [p. 27]
Lens hood
Zoom lens
Remote sensor [p. 43]
Stereo microphone
[p. 68]
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MENU/DISPLAY button
[p. 27]
Media Selection switch (TAPE/CARD
selection switch) [p. 26]
Operation References
Left view
Viewfinder [p. 18]
Zoom microphone
mounting hole [p. 55]
Diopter adjustment
[p. 18]
LCD monitor [p. 19]
Power source
PUSH release
button [pp. 10, 11]
LCD monitor
OPEN release
button [p. 19]
Power source
mounting surface
[pp. 10, 11]
Lithium battery
compartment door
[p. 13]
Bottom view
Card slot cover
;
;
Tripod socket
2
Operation References
Operation References
Right view
Power Zoom Wide angle/
Telephoto control [p. 21]/
VOLume control [p. 23]
STILL button
[pp. 39, 40, 61, 74]
S-VIDEO socket
[pp. 24, 65, 66]
VIDEO jack
[pp. 24, 65, 66]
AUDIO L jack
[pp. 24, 65, 66]
Power switch (CAMERA/VCR
select switch) [pp. 26, 27]
AUDIO R jack
[pp. 24, 65, 66]
RECord START/STOP button
[p. 20]
Jack cover
[pp. 24, 65, 66]
Cassette compartment door [p. 12]
Cassette compartment door release [p. 12]
PC connection jack
[p. 71]
DV terminal [p. 67]
EarPHONES jack
[p. 23]
Hand strap [p. 17]
Jack cover [pp. 23, 67, 71]
Speaker [p. 23]
3
Below are some examples of camcorder’s features.
Operation References
Quick Reference List
• To record the subject with higher-quality audio.
— See page 31 (Selecting the 16-bit Audio Recording Mode)
• To record powerful close-up images.
— See page 32 (Setting the Digital Zoom)
• To record a backlit subject.
— See page 33 (Gamma Brightness Compensation) or page 51 (Manual
Exposure)
• To record subjects at night, e.g. a nocturnal animal.
— See page 35 (Night Recording)
• To quickly return the tape to the end of the last recorded scene after playback.
— See page 36 (Quick Return)
• To record yourself in the scene while monitoring the shot.
— See page 42 (Letting the Subject Monitor the Shot)
• To focus on an off-centered subject.
— See page 47 (Manual Focus)
• To turn off the confirmation sounds which are made when you operate the
camcorder.
— See page 56 (Setting the Confirmation Sounds)
• To enlarge any part of the picture during playback.
— See page 60 (Playback Zoom)
• To brighten the dark portion of the playback images without changing the bright
portion.
— See page 61 (Gamma Playback)
• To record still images on a SmartMedia card so that the images may be easily read
into a computer.
— See page 74 (Card Recording)
4
Operation References
Operation References
On-screen Display Index
For details on the use of each function, refer to the page number indicated.
TAPE-CAMERA mode
MANUAL SE T
MAN. FOCUS
SHU T. SP E ED
E XPOSURE
P I C. E F F E C T
SCE NE MENU
F ADE
QK. RE TURN
DI S
p. 31
AU TO
p. 20
pp. 20, 28
L I GHT
AU TO
1 2 bit
p. 22
p. 31
pp. 34, 35
3 0min SP
p. 30
p. 22
Easy mode (p. 28)
ME NU
F ADE
QK. RE TURN
PHOTO SNAP
SNAP E F F.
WI ND
SOUND
D I SPL AY
p. 37
p. 36
p. 39
p. 40
p. 56
p. 56
p. 16
MANUAL SE T
MAN. FOCUS
SHU T. SP E ED
E XPOSURE
P I C. E F F E C T
SCE NE MENU
F ADE
QK. RE TURN
DI S
CAMERA SE T
PHOTO SNAP
SNAP E F F.
DG T L ZOOM
T AP E SP E ED
16 : 9
AUD I O SE T
AUD I O MODE
ZOOM M I C
W I ND
OTHERS
REMOT E
SOUND
T I ME CODE
T C OUT
DEMO MODE
L ANGUAGE
L CD VF SE T
BACKL I GHT
L CD BR I GHT
L CD COL OR
L CD T I NT
VF BR I GHT
CL OCK SE T
D I SPL AY
ARE A
DYL T SAVE
SE T T I NG
1 2H 2 4H
p. 47
p. 49
p. 51
p. 53
p. 54
p. 37
p. 36
p. 31
p. 39
p. 40
p. 32
p. 30
p. 38
p. 31
p. 55
p. 56
p. 43
p. 56
p. 46
p. 46
p. 93
p. 14
p. 64
p. 16
pp. 15, 57
p. 59
p. 15
p. 16
TAPE-VCR mode
AUDIO1+ 2
p. 22
SP
p. 70
p. 30
PL AY BACK SE T
AUD I O DUB
AUD I O
P I C. E F F EC T
PB E F F EC T
MULTI FRAME
5
PL AY BACK SE T
AUD I O DUB
AUD I O
P I C. E F F EC T
PB E F F EC T
MULTI FRAME
OTHERS
REMOT E
SOUND
T I ME CODE
T C OU T
L CD VF SE T
BACKL I GHT
L CD BR I GHT
L CD COL OR
L CD T I NT
VF BR I GHT
CL OCK SE T
D I SP L AY
p. 69
p. 70
p. 63
p. 62
p. 61
p. 43
p. 56
p. 46
p. 46
p. 64
p. 16
p. 31
AUTO
CARD
p. 28
10 90
MANUAL SE T
MAN. FOCUS
SHU T. SP E ED
E XPOSURE
P I C. E F F E C T
SCE NE MENU
SE L F T I MER
DI S
CARD
p. 74
CARD
AUTO
p. 22
p. 74
NORMAL
10 90
p. 75
Easy mode (p. 28)
ME NU
SE L F T I ME R
RE C MODE
SOUND
D I SPL AY
p. 76
p. 75
p. 56
p. 16
MANUAL SE T
MAN. FOCUS
SHU T. SP E ED
E XPOSURE
P I C. E F F E C T
SCE NE MENU
SE L F T I MER
DI S
CAMERA SE T
RE C MODE
SNAP E F F .
DG T L ZOOM
OTHERS
REMOT E
FORMAT
SOUND
DEMO MODE
L ANGUAGE
L CD VF SE T
BACKL I GHT
L CD BR I GHT
L CD COL OR
L CD T I NT
VF BR I GHT
CL OCK SE T
D I SPL AY
ARE A
DYL T SAVE
SE T T I NG
1 2H 2 4H
p. 47
p. 49
p. 51
p. 53
p. 54
p. 76
p. 31
p. 75
p. 40
p. 32
p. 43
p. 77
p. 56
p. 93
p. 14
Operation References
CARD-CAMERA mode
p. 64
p. 16
pp. 15, 57
p. 59
p. 15
p. 16
CARD-VCR mode
1
2
3
4
5
6
1 2
NORMAL
10 0 - 0 0 0 6
p. 78
PL AY BACK SE T
SL I DE SHOW
P I C. E F F EC T
PROT E C T
DE L E T E
DE L E T E AL L
PR I . ORDE R
CARD
PL AY BACK SE T
SL I DE SHOW
P I C. E F F EC T
PROT E C T
DE L E T E
DE L E T E AL L
PR I . ORDE R
OTHERS
REMOT E
SOUND
L CD VF SE T
BACKL I GHT
L CD BR I GHT
L CD COL OR
L CD T I NT
VF BR I GHT
CL OCK SE T
D I SP L AY
p. 79
p. 63
p. 80
p. 81
p. 82
p. 83
p. 43
p. 56
p. 64
p. 16
Note:
• See pages 26 to 29 for the procedure to display the desired screen.
6
Operation References
Operation References
Warning Indicators
If a warning indicator appears on the screen, follow the specified instructions.
Displayed for the first
3 seconds
Displayed after
3 seconds
I NSER T
A CASS E T TE.
Description of warning
There is no video cassette in the camcorder.
Insert a cassette (see page 12).
E J E C T T HE
CAS SE T T E .
E J E C T THE
CAS SE T T E .
The video cassette is defective and should be
removed (see page 12).
CASSE T T E NOT
RE CORDA BL E.
P RO T E C T . T A B
The erasure protect tab on the video cassette
has been slid to the record-protect position,
preventing recording (see page 88).
T HE T A P E
E NDS SOON.
T A PE E ND
The tape is about to end. Prepare a new
cassette (see page 12).
CHANGE THE
CAS SE T T E .
T A PE E ND
The tape has reached the end. Replace it with a
new cassette (see page 12).
BAT T ERY I S
TOO LOW.
DEW
The battery is almost depleted. Replace it with a
fully charged battery pack (see page 10).
DEW
Dew has formed inside the camcorder. Wait for
a few hours until the dew disappears (see
page 91).
About 10 seconds after this warning appears,
the camcorder automatically turns off.
The video heads are clogged and should be
cleaned (see page 92).
L AMP
7
L AMP
The fluorescent lamp behind the LCD monitor is
close to the end of its service life. Call your local
authorized Sharp dealer to have it replaced.
When the vertical rotation of the LCD monitor is
between 135° and 180° in TAPE-CAMERA or
CARD-CAMERA mode, all warnings will be
indicated by F displayed in the center of the
viewfinder and the LCD screen. To check the
type of warning, rotate the monitor back to
within 135°.
Description of warning
NO
MEMORY CARD
The SmartMedia card is not inserted or is inserted improperly. Check
how the card is inserted (see page 73).
MEMORY CARD
FUL L
The capacity of the SmartMedia card is full and cannot store any more
images. Delete unnecessary images (see page 81) or replace the
card with a new one (see page 73).
NO DA T A ON
MEMORY C ARD
The SmartMedia card has no images recorded in the format the
camcorder can recognize.
MEMORY C ARD
ERROR
The images in the SmartMedia card are corrupted or recorded in a
format which is not compatible with this camcorder. Format the card to
use it with this camcorder (see page 77).
F ORMA T
MEMORY C ARD
The SmartMedia card has not been formatted with this camcorder.
Format the card (see page 77).
MEMORY C ARD
PROT E C T ED
A SmartMedia card with a write-protect seal is inserted. Remove the
write-protect seal to record images on the card (see page 89).
DA T A
PROT E C T ED
You are trying to delete a protected image. Cancel the protection
setting (see page 80).
MEMORY CARD
RE AD ERROR
The selected image cannot be read by this camcorder. Format the
card to use it with this camcorder (see page 77).
C ANNO T
S TORE DA T A
The SmartMedia card cannot record any data due to a problem with
the card or data on the card. Replace the SmartMedia card (see
page 73).
Operation References
Displayed for
5 seconds
Note:
•N indicates a flashing display.
8
Preparation
Preparation
Charging the Battery Pack
Preparation
Charge the battery pack with the supplied AC
adapter/battery charger before use.
Note:
• Remove the DC cable from the AC adapter/
battery charger when charging the battery pack.
1
Connect the supplied power cord to the
AC power socket on the AC adapter/
battery charger, and insert the AC plug
into a power outlet.
• The POWER indicator lights up.
POWER indicator
AC power
socket
To power
outlet
2
Align the s mark on the battery pack
with the a mark on the charger (1) and
guide the battery into the groove.
Pressing the battery (2), slide it in the
direction of the arrow (3) until it locks
into place.
• The CHARGE indicator lights up.
Charging time and maximum continuous
recording and playback times in TAPE
modes
Max.
Max. continuous
recording time continuous
playback
time on
LCD
LCD
LCD
closed open
Battery
pack
Charging
time
BT-L221
100
120
100
100
BT-L441
160
240
200
200
• The chart specifies the approximate times in minutes.
Notes:
• Charge the battery pack between 50°F and 86°F
(10°C and 30°C). The battery pack may not charge
properly at temperatures too low or too high.
• The battery pack and charger become warm
during charging. This is not a malfunction.
• Using the zoom (see page 21) and other
functions or turning the power on and off
frequently will increase power consumption. This
may result in a decrease of more than 50% in the
actual recording time compared to the maximum
continuous recording time listed above.
• The charging time and recording time may vary
depending on the ambient temperature and the
condition of the battery pack.
• See page 90 for more information on using the
battery pack.
Caution:
• Charge only SHARP model BT-L221 or BT-L441
battery packs. Other types of battery packs may
burst, causing personal injury and damage.
Extending battery pack life
CHARGE indicator
• The CHARGE indicator turns off when
the battery is fully charged.
3
9
Slide the battery pack in the direction of
the arrow (1), and remove it (2). Then,
remove the AC plug of the power cord
from the power outlet.
Even when the battery pack is not used, the
capacity of the battery pack will naturally
deteriorate over time. To limit the deterioration
of the capacity, it is recommended to perform
the following procedure at least once every six
months:
1 Charge the battery pack until the CHARGE
indicator of the charger turns off.
2 Attach the battery pack to the camcorder,
and set the Power switch to CAMERA
without inserting a cassette. Allow the
battery power to fully discharge by leaving it
on the camcorder until the camcorder
power automatically turns off.
3 Remove the battery pack and store it
between 50°F and 68°F (10°C and 20°C).
Attaching and Removing the
Battery Pack
4
Lower the viewfinder.
Attaching the Battery Pack
1
Make sure that the Power switch is set
to OFF.
Preparation
Removing the Battery Pack
Power switch
2
1
Perform steps 1 and 2 above.
2
Press the power source PUSH release
button (1), and slide the battery pack
up and take it out (2).
Lift up the viewfinder.
Power source PUSH
release button
Power source
mounting surface
3
Align the - mark on the side of the
battery pack with the q mark on the
camcorder (1), and slide the battery
pack down completely until it locks into
place (2).
Cautions:
• BEFORE REMOVING THE BATTERY PACK,
ALWAYS STOP RECORDING OR PLAYBACK
AND TURN THE POWER OFF. Removing the
battery pack while shooting or during playback
may damage the tape by causing it to wrap
around the video head drum or may destroy the
SmartMedia card, rendering it unreadable and
unwritable.
• Remove the battery pack from the camcorder if
you will not use the camcorder for a long period
of time.
• Use only SHARP model BT-L221 or BT-L441
battery packs with this camcorder. Use of other
batteries may present a risk of fire or explosion.
10
Preparation
Powering the Camcorder
from an AC Outlet
Preparation
You can also power the camcorder from a
power outlet by using the supplied AC adapter/
battery charger and DC cable.
Caution:
• The supplied AC adapter/battery charger is
specially designed for use with this camcorder,
and should not be used as a power supply for
other camcorders.
1
Make sure that the Power switch is set
to OFF.
2
Lift up the viewfinder.
3
Align the = mark on the side of the
DC cable connecting plate with the q
mark on the camcorder (1), and slide
the connecting plate down completely
until it locks into place (2).
5
Insert the DC cable plug into the DC
OUT jack on the AC adapter. Connect
the supplied power cord to the AC
adapter, and insert the AC plug into a
power outlet.
• The POWER indicator on the AC adapter
lights up, and the camcorder is supplied
power.
DC OUT jack
POWER
indicator
To power
outlet
Note:
• When the AC adapter/battery charger is used to
power the camcorder, it cannot be used to
charge the battery pack.
Removing the DC cable from the
camcorder
Perform steps 1 and 2 above. Press the power
source PUSH release button (1), and slide the
connecting plate up and take it out (2).
DC cable
connecting
plate
4
Lower the viewfinder.
Power source PUSH
release button
Cautions:
• BEFORE REMOVING THE DC CABLE,
ALWAYS STOP RECORDING OR PLAYBACK
AND TURN THE POWER OFF. Removing the DC
cable while shooting or during playback may
damage the tape by causing it to wrap around
the video head drum or may destroy the
SmartMedia card, rendering it unreadble and
unwritable.
• Disconnect the camcorder from the AC adapter
if you will not use the camcorder for a long
period of time.
11
Inserting and Removing a
Mini DV Cassette
3
• A confirmation sound is made, and the
cassette holder retracts automatically.
Inserting a Cassette
1
Press the W mark gently until the
cassette holder clicks into place.
W mark
Preparation
Attach the power source to the
camcorder, then slide the cassette
compartment door release and open the
cassette compartment door.
• A confirmation sound is made, and the
cassette holder extends and opens
automatically.
Cassette compartment
door release
Note:
• If the hand strap is pulled too tight, it can
obstruct the opening of the cassette
compartment door and the cassette holder
may be unable to extend. Should this occur,
loosen the hand strap and open the
cassette compartment door completely.
Insert the cassette fully with the window
facing outwards, and with the erasure
protect tab facing upwards.
Erasure protect tab
SAVE
REC
2
4
Wait for the cassette holder to fully
retract. Close the compartment door by
pressing the center until it clicks into
place.
Removing a Cassette
Perform step 1 above, then take out the
cassette.
Cautions:
• Do not try to close the cassette compartment
door while the cassette holder is extending or
retracting.
• Be careful not to get your fingers caught in the
cassette holder.
• Do not apply force to the cassette holder except
when pressing the W mark to close it.
• Do not tilt the camcorder or hold it upside down
when you are inserting or removing a cassette. It
may damage the tape.
• Remove the cassette if you will not use the
camcorder for a long period of time.
• If you do not correctly close the cassette holder in
step 3, the cassette protection mechanism of the
camcorder might eject the cassette. If this happens,
repeat the insertion procedure.
• Do not attempt to pick up the camcorder by the
cassette compartment door.
Notes:
• If the battery power is too low, you may not be able
to eject the cassette. Replace the battery pack with
a fully charged one.
• See page 88 for more information on the video
cassette tapes intended for use with this camcorder.
12
Preparation
Installing the Lithium Memory 5
Battery
Installing the Lithium Battery
Preparation
The supplied lithium battery is used to store the
memory of the date and time settings.
1
Press the LCD monitor OPEN release
button (1) and open the LCD monitor
(2).
LCD monitor OPEN
release button
Close the LCD monitor until it clicks into
place.
Removing the lithium battery
Perform steps 1 and 2 above.
Lift up the battery using a
pointed object, and take it out.
Note:
• Replace the battery with a new CR2025 lithium
battery when the time indicator of the camcorder
starts to fall behind the correct time.
Notes on the Use of the Lithium
battery
2
13
Open the lithium battery compartment
door using the tip of a ballpoint pen or
other pointed object.
3
Insert the lithium battery into the
compartment with the H side facing out.
4
Replace the compartment door, and
close it firmly until it clicks into place.
REPLACE BATTERY WITH TOSHIBA,
MATSUSHITA OR HITACHI MAXELL TYPE
CR2025 ONLY. USE OF A DIFFERENT
BATTERY MAY PRESENT A RISK OF FIRE OR
EXPLOSION.
X KEEP THIS BATTERY AWAY FROM
CHILDREN. IF SWALLOWED, CONSULT A
PHYSICIAN IMMEDIATELY FOR EMERGENCY
TREATMENT.
Z BATTERY MAY EXPLODE IF MISUSED OR INSTALLED WITH POLARITY
REVERSED. DO NOT RECHARGE, DISASSEMBLE OR DISPOSE OF IN FIRE.
• Do not short-circuit, recharge, disassemble, or
heat the lithium battery.
• Should the lithium battery leak, wipe the battery
compartment clean, and then insert a new
battery.
• The lithium battery will last about one year under
normal usage.
Selecting the Language for
the On-screen Display
3
This camcorder allows you to choose from
among English, French or Spanish for the onscreen display language.
SET [
BUT TON]
OTHERS
REMOT E
SOUND
T I ME CODE
T C OUT
DEMO MODE
L ANGUAGE
MENU/DISPLAY button
Power switch
Preparation
L ANGUAGE
ENGL I SH
F RAN Ç A I S
E S PA Ñ OL
Note:
• The operation procedures in the following
sections of this operation manual are based
on the use of on-screen displays in English.
ENGL I SH
Changing the Language
Operation button
1
Set the camcorder to TAPE-CAMERA or
CARD-CAMERA mode.
2
Press the MENU/DISPLAY button until
the menu screen appears.
3
Select I, then press r on the
Operation button. Select “LANGUAGE”
(“LANGUE” or “IDIOMA”) (1), then
press r (2).
Setting the Language
When using the camcorder for the first time,
select the desired language for the on-screen
display by performing the procedure below.
1
Press d or y (1) on the operation
button to select the desired language,
then press e (2).
Press the LCD monitor OPEN release
button (1) and open the LCD monitor
(2).
• The language selection screen appears.
OTHERS
REMOT E
SOUND
T I ME CODE
T C OUT
DEMO MODE
L ANGUAGE
LCD monitor
OPEN release
button
2
Hold down the Lock button
and set the Power switch to
CAMERA.
• The language selection screen
appears on the LCD screen.
ENGL I SH
L ANGUAGE
ENGL I SH
F RAN Ç A I S
E S PA Ñ OL
Lock button
SET [
4
BUT TON]
Perform step 3 in “Setting the
Language”.
• The menu screen is displayed in the
language selected.
5
Press the MENU/DISPLAY button to
turn off the menu screen.
14
Preparation
Setting the Area, Date and
Time
4
Press r on the Operation button.
CL OCK SE T
D I SPL AY
ARE A
DYL T SAVE
SE T T I NG
Preparation
Example: Setting the date to June 2, 2002
(JUN. 2. 2002) and the time to 10:30 am
(10:30 AM) in New York.
Notes:
• Before performing the procedure below, make
sure that the lithium battery has been installed
(see page 13).
• If you are in an area that observes daylight
saving time, set the time to the standard time.
You can then correct it for daylight saving time
by performing the procedure on page 59.
1 L ONDON
1 2H 2 4H
5
Press d or y (1) until “20 NEW
YORK” appears, then press e (2).
CL OCK SE T
D I SPL AY
ARE A
DYL T SAVE
SE T T I NG
MENU/DISPLAY button
Power switch
2 0 NEW YORK
1 2H 2 4H
Note:
• See “Time Zone Chart” and “Area Table” on
pages 57 and 58 for the area number and
name of the representative city for your time
zone.
Operation button
1
Press the LCD monitor OPEN release
button (1) and open the LCD monitor
(2).
6
Press d or y (1) to select
“SETTING” , and then press r (2).
CL OCK SE T
D I SPL AY
ARE A
DYL T SAVE
SE T T I NG
J AN. 1 . 2 0 0 1
1 2 : 0 0 AM
1 2H 2 4H
LCD monitor OPEN
release button
2
7
Hold down the Lock button
and set the Power switch to
CAMERA.
Press d or y to select “JUN”
(month), and then press r.
SE T T I NG
Lock button
3
Press the MENU/DISPLAY button until
the menu screen appears.
8
Press d or y to select “2” (day), and
then press r.
SE T T I NG
15
JUN. 1 . 2 0 0 1
1 2 : 0 0 AM
JUN. 2 . 2 0 0 1
1 2 : 0 0 AM
9
Press d or y to select “2002” (year),
and then press r.
SE T T I NG
10
JUN. 2 . 2 0 0 2
1 0 : 0 0 AM
Press d or y to select “30” (minute),
and then press e.
Follow the procedure below to display the date,
or both the date and time, of recording on the
screen. You can display the date and time
during both recording and playback.
• The example screens for this feature are for
TAPE-CAMERA mode.
1
Hold down the Lock button and set the
Power switch to CAMERA or VCR.
2
Press the MENU/DISPLAY button until
the menu screen appears.
3
Select P, then press r on the
Operation button. Select “DISPLAY” (1),
then press r (2).
• The internal clock now starts operating.
SE T T I NG
12
JUN. 2 . 2 0 0 2
1 0 : 3 0 AM
Press the MENU/DISPLAY button to
turn off the menu screen.
CL OCK SE T
D I SPL AY
ARE A
DYL T SAVE
SE T T I NG
Changing to the 24-hour Time Mode
1
1 2H 2 4H
4
Press d or y to select “24H”, and
then press e.
1 2 H 2 4H
3
Press d or y to select “DATE” or
“DATEHTIME”, and then press e.
D I SPL AY
1 2H
2 4H
5
2
DA T E + T I ME
Press the MENU/DISPLAY button to
turn off the menu screen.
• The date (or the date and time) is
displayed.
2 4H
5 0min SP
Press the MENU/DISPLAY button to
turn off the menu screen.
Notes:
• The date and time, once set, are internally
recorded even when not displayed on the
screen.
• The menu screen automatically turns off if no
settings are made within 5 minutes.
OF F
DA T E
DA T E + T I ME
1 2H 2 4H
After performing step 11 above, press
d or y (1) to select “12H/24H”, and
then press r (2).
CL OCK SE T
D I SPL AY
ARE A
DYL T SAVE
SE T T I NG
Preparation
Press d or y to select “10 AM”
(hour), and then press r.
SE T T I NG
11
JUN. 2 . 2 0 0 2
1 2 : 0 0 AM
Displaying the Date and Time
of Recording
JUN. 2 . 2 0 0 2
1 0 : 3 0 AM
Notes:
• Before recording, make sure that the date and
time have been correctly set. If they have not
been set, the display will be left blank when
playing back the recording. (The display will also
be left blank for unrecorded or damaged
portions of the tape.)
• In TAPE-VCR or CARD-VCR mode, the current
date and time are displayed when the tape or
SmartMedia card is not being played back.
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Preparation
Using the Lens Cap
1
Open the hand strap flap (1) and the
grip strap (2).
Attach the strap of the lens cap to the hand
strap as shown below.
2
Loosen the grip strap, pass your right
hand through the loop, and put your
thumb on the REC START/STOP button.
Then, pull the grip strap tight until it fits
snugly.
Preparation
Adjusting the Hand Strap
When attaching or
removing the lens cap,
press both tabs on the
top and bottom of the
cap.
Tabs
Hook
REC START/STOP button
3
Seal the velcro fasteners of the grip
strap and the hand strap flap.
Caution:
• Do not swing the camcorder by the hand strap.
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When recording, hang
the hook of the lens cap
on the hand strap so that
the cap will not get in the
way.
Note:
• Always replace the lens
cap on the lens when the
camcorder is not in use.
Using the Viewfinder
Closing the viewfinder
You can record the subject using the electronic
LCD viewfinder. You can also watch playback
through the viewfinder.
Viewfinder
Lower the viewfinder.
Cautions:
• Do not use excessive force when moving the
viewfinder.
• Do not pick up the camcorder by the viewfinder.
Preparation
Notes:
• The viewfinder automatically turns off when the
LCD monitor is opened. When the vertical
rotation of the monitor is between 135° and 180°,
however, the viewfinder is on and the subject is
displayed both in the viewfinder and on the
monitor (see page 42).
• Be sure to close the viewfinder after use.
Power switch
1
Adjusting the Diopter
Lift up the viewfinder.
Adjust the diopter according to your eyesight
when the picture in the viewfinder is not clear.
Note:
• You can raise the viewfinder to aim the
camcorder better depending on your
position.
2
1
Lift up the viewfinder.
2
Hold down the Lock button and set the
Power switch to CAMERA.
3
While looking through the viewfinder,
turn the Diopter adjustment until the
indicators in the viewfinder are clearly
visible.
Diopter
adjustment
Hold down the Lock button
and set the Power switch to
CAMERA or VCR.
• A picture is displayed in the
viewfinder.
Lock button
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Preparation
Using the LCD Monitor
You can use the LCD monitor to play back
recordings that you have made. You can also
watch the subject on the LCD monitor while
recording.
Preparation
Power switch
3
Hold down the Lock button
and set the Power switch to
CAMERA or VCR.
Lock button
Notes:
• Battery consumption is larger when the LCD
monitor is open. Use the viewfinder instead of
the LCD monitor when you want to save battery
power.
• Use the viewfinder if the LCD screen becomes
difficult to see in bright daylight.
Closing the LCD monitor
LCD monitor
1
Press the LCD monitor OPEN release
button (1), and open the LCD monitor
to a 90° angle to the camcorder body
(2).
Return the LCD monitor to the vertical 90°
position with the screen facing in, and fold it
into the camcorder until it clicks into place.
LCD monitor OPEN
release button
90
2
Adjust the LCD monitor to an angle that
allows easy viewing on the on-screen
picture.
• The LCD monitor rotates 270° vertically.
180
90
Note:
• You can also fold the LCD monitor into the
camcorder with the screen facing out for
watching playback on the monitor.
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Cautions:
• Do not use excessive force when moving the
LCD monitor.
• Do not try to rotate the LCD monitor vertically
until the monitor is completely opened.
• When closing the LCD monitor, do not tilt it;
otherwise the monitor may not close properly
and may become damaged.
• Do not pick up the camcorder by the LCD
monitor.
• Do not expose the LCD monitor to shocks.
• Do not apply pressure to the LCD screen
surface.
• Do not place the camcorder with the LCD
screen facing down.
Notes:
• Take care not to touch the LCD screen with your
fingers, as perspiration and dirt will smudge it.
• Close the LCD monitor completely with the
screen facing in when not in use.
• Use a soft cloth to clean the LCD screen.
Basic Operations
Camera Recording
Easy Camera Recording on
Tape in Full Auto Mode
• Before you start recording, perform the
To pause recording
Press the REC START/STOP button again.
Recording pauses, and the camcorder enters
Recording Standby mode.
operations described on pages 9 through 19
to prepare your camcorder for recording.
PAUSE
Media Selection switch
Power switch
1
Remove the lens cap, and lift up the
viewfinder.
2
Set the Media Selection
switch to TAPE.
3
Hold down the Lock button and set the
Power switch to CAMERA.
• The picture from the lens is now
displayed in the viewfinder.
• The camcorder is now ready to record
(Recording Standby mode).
Auto mode indicator
AUTO
PAUSE
Set the Power switch to OFF without pressing
the Lock button.
Notes:
• Battery power is consumed in Recording Standby
mode. Turn off the power if you will not be recording
again soon.
• If the camcorder remains in Recording Standby
mode for more than 5 minutes in TAPE-CAMERA
mode, the power will automatically turn off to save
battery power and to protect the tape from being
damaged. To resume recording, set the Power
switch to OFF and then back to CAMERA. (The
camcorder will make a confirmation sound when it is
left in Recording Standby mode for about 4
minutes.)
Maximum continuous recording and
actual recording times in TAPECAMERA mode
Max. continuous
recording time
Actual recording
time
LCD
closed
LCD
open
LCD
closed
LCD
open
BT-L221
120
100
60
50
BT-L441
240
200
120
100
Battery
pack
Lock button
Note: If “MANUAL” is displayed at this time,
press the AUTO ON/OFF button to set the
camcorder to Auto mode.
4
To turn the power off
Press the REC START/STOP button to
begin recording.
Basic Operations
REC START/
STOP button
• The chart specifies the approximate times in minutes.
RE C
Note:
• Using the zoom (see page 21) and other
functions or turning the power on and off
frequently will increase power consumption. This
may result in a decrease of more than 50% in the
actual recording time compared to the maximum
continuous recording time listed above.
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Basic Operations
Camera Recording
Zooming
Tips on Recording Positions
Zooming allows you to move visually closer to
or farther from a subject without physically
changing your position.
To create images that are easy to watch during
playback, try to record with a stable posture
while steadying your camcorder to prevent the
image from shaking.
Zooming in (when you want to center
attention on the subject)
Holding the camcorder
Put your right hand through the hand strap, and
Wide
angle
Tele- place your left hand under the camcorder for
photo support.
Basic Operations
Zooming out (when you want to
show the surroundings)
To zoom in
Push the Power Zoom control to the T (telephoto) side to get a close-up view (1).
Basic posture
Place the viewfinder
eyecup firmly
against your eye.
Place your elbows
against your sides.
To zoom out
Push the Power Zoom control to the W (wide
angle) side to get a wide field of view (2).
Balance your
weight on both
legs.
Zoom range indicator
W
T Z OOM
3
Shooting from a high angle
Turn the LCD monitor so
that the screen faces
downward.
Shooting from a low angle
Power Zoom
control
• The zoom range indicator shows you the current
zoom setting.
• The zoom speed depends on how far you push
the Power Zoom control.
Notes:
• The camcorder is unable to focus when zooming
in on subjects within 6 feet (1.8 m). The
camcorder will automatically zoom out until it is
able to focus on the subject. (See page 43 for
recording macro shots.)
• See page 32 for use of the digital zoom.
Using the viewfinder
Raise the viewfinder to
view the subject.
Using the LCD monitor
Turn the LCD monitor so
that the screen faces
upward.
Note:
• Take care not to touch the microphone with your
fingers during recording. It will cause noise on
the audio track.
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Remaining Recording Time
Display
Remaining Battery Power
Display
When the camcorder is recording in TAPECAMERA mode, an on-screen indicator
displays the approximate remaining tape time
in minutes.
When using the camcorder with the battery
pack as the power source, you can turn on and
off the remaining battery power indicator by
pressing the MENU/DISPLAY button. If the
battery power becomes very low, a warning
indicator will appear. Replace the battery pack.
During camera recording in TAPE-CAMERA
mode, press the MENU/DISPLAY button until
the remaining recording time indicator appears.
Basic Operations
(Green)
Remaining recording
time indicator
3 0min SP
To turn off the indicator, press the MENU/
DISPLAY button again.
Notes:
• The remaining recording time indicator
appears 10 seconds after pressing the REC
START/STOP button to begin recording.
• The remaining recording time indicator only
shows the approximate time left. Also, it varies
slightly depending on the length of tape used.
(This function is based on the DVM60 tape
standard.)
When the remaining recording time reaches 1
minute, a warning indicator will appear.
Prepare a new cassette.
Warning indicator
Approx. remaining time
(Green)
Remaining battery
power indicator
(Red)
BAT T E RY I S
T OO LOW.
Warning indicator
Notes:
• Use the remaining battery power indicator only
as an approximate indication.
• The remaining battery power indicator may
change to either a higher or lower level if you set
the Power switch to OFF and then back to
CAMERA or VCR.
• In cold environments, the red remaining battery
power indicator may appear sooner. The battery
pack, however, can be used until the warning
indicator appears.
• Use of the zoom functions when the warning
indicator is displayed may cause the camcorder
to suddenly lose power.
T HE T A P E
E NDS SOON.
Less than 1 min.
T A PE E ND
CHANGE THE
CAS SE T T E .
(The tape has reached
the end.)
T APE END
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Basic
Operations
Basic Operations
Playback
Playback
Tape Playback
To stop playback
The LCD monitor screen functions as a handy
playback monitor. Nothing needs to be
connected, allowing instant on-screen playback with the sound through the built-in
speaker.
Media Selection switch
Basic Operations
Power switch
Press d.
To turn the power off
Set the Power switch to OFF without pressing
the Lock button.
Notes:
• The tape is automatically rewound when
playback reaches the end of the tape.
• Stereo earphones with a 3.5 mm diameter plug
can be plugged directly into the PHONES jack.
When you use this jack, the speaker automatically turns off.
Operation button
1
Open the LCD monitor and adjust the
angle (see page 19).
2
Set the Media Selection
switch to TAPE.
3
Hold down the Lock button
and set the Power switch to
VCR.
Watching the Playback in the
Viewfinder
Lock button
4
Press e (or r) on the Operation
button to rewind (or fast forward) the
tape to the desired point.
AUDIO1+ 2
5
PHONES jack
You can also watch the playback in the
viewfinder by closing the LCD monitor with the
screen facing in. You cannot monitor the sound
through the speaker when watching the
playback in the viewfinder.
Volume Control
When the camcorder is in TAPE-VCR mode,
push the Volume control to the L or + side to
increase (1) or decrease (2) the volume.
The volume level indicator will appear on the
LCD screen during adjustment only. Once the
Volume control is released, the volume level
indicator will disappear shortly afterwards.
Press y to begin playback.
Volume control
AUDIO1+ 2
VOLUME
Decrease
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Increase
Watching the Playback on a
TV
3
• When connecting to a TV via a VCR, turn
on the VCR and set it to the “AV” or
“LINE” input channel. Operate the TV as
you normally do to see the signal from
the VCR. (See the operation manuals of
your TV and VCR.)
You can connect the camcorder to a TV to
allow a larger audience to enjoy playback.
1
Open the jack cover on the camcorder.
4
2
Connect the camcorder to your TV (or
VCR) with the supplied audio/video
cable, as shown.
CHANNEL
PAUSE
/STILL
PLAY
STOP/
EJECT
POWER
TV/VCR SET UP
Yellow: To video input jack
White: To audio input (L) jack
Red: To audio input (R) jack
REC
To S-video input
socket
Set the Power switch on the camcorder
to VCR, and begin playback (see page
23).
Caution:
• Make sure that the camcorder, TV, VCR and
other equipment to be connected have been
turned off before you make connections. Making
connections with any of the components left
turned on may cause picture noise or malfunction.
Basic Operations
Jack cover
Turn on the TV and set it to the “AV” or
“VIDEO” channel. (See the operation
manual of your TV.)
Notes:
• If your TV or VCR has only one audio input jack,
use the white plug for the audio connection on
the TV or VCR.
• If your TV or VCR has an S-video input socket,
you can connect it to the S-VIDEO socket on the
camcorder with a commercially available S-video
cable.
• When the camcorder is connected to a TV for
playback, the picture on the TV screen may
flicker if the volume on the camcorder is set to
maximum. Should this occur, turn the volume
down (see page 23).
• Close the jack cover after use.
About the S-video socket
Audio/video cable (supplied)
S-video cable (commercially available)
S-video sockets are used to separately pass
the chroma (color) and luminance (brightness)
components of video signals. They serve to
improve the picture quality in both recording
and playback.
To S-VIDEO socket
Yellow: To VIDEO jack
White: To AUDIO L jack
Red: To AUDIO R jack
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Basic Operations
Playback
Video Search
Still
The video search function makes it easy to
search for a desired scene on the tape.
The still function makes it possible to pause
playback in TAPE-VCR mode.
Operation button
Basic Operations
1
During playback in TAPE-VCR mode,
press r (or e) on the Operation
button.
• The playback picture fast forwards (or
reverses).
During playback in TAPE-VCR mode, press
y on the Operation button.
AUDIO1+ 2
AUDIO1+ 2
2
To return to normal playback, press y
again.
When you find the desired scene, press
y to return to normal playback.
Notes:
• The sound is off during search.
• Some picture noise appears during search. This
is not a malfunction.
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Operation button
Notes:
• The sound is off in Still mode.
• To protect the tape, the camcorder automatically
returns to normal playback if it is left in Still mode
for more than 5 minutes.
Useful Features
Selecting the Camcorder Mode
This camcorder includes functions for use as both
a video camera for recording and playing back
images on tapes and as a digital still camera for
recording and playing back still images on
SmartMedia cards. One of the following
camcorder modes needs to be set before starting
any operations.
Media Selection switch
Power switch
Camcorder modes
TAPE-VCR mode
For recording motion and still images on
tapes.
For playing back or editing motion and still
images recorded on tapes.
1
Set the Media Selection
switch to TAPE.
1
Set the Media Selection
switch to TAPE.
2
Hold down the Lock button
and set the Power switch to
CAMERA.
2
Hold down the Lock button
and set the Power switch to
VCR.
Useful Features
TAPE-CAMERA mode
Lock button
Lock button
CARD-CAMERA mode
CARD-VCR mode
For recording still images on SmartMedia
cards.
For playing back still images recorded on
SmartMedia cards.
1
Set the Media Selection
switch to CARD.
1
Set the Media Selection
switch to CARD.
2
Hold down the Lock button
and set the Power switch to
CAMERA.
2
Hold down the Lock button
and set the Power switch to
VCR.
Lock button
Lock button
Caution:
• Do not change the camcorder mode by operating the Media Selection switch during recording or
playback, as this may cause damage to the tape or SmartMedia card.
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Useful Features
Using the Controls
MENU/DISPLAY button
The following controls on the camcorder can
be used to select and operate the various
functions, settings and on-screen displays.
MENU/DISPLAY button
Power switch
The MENU/DISPLAY button is used to
turn the on-screen indicators and the
menu screens on or off. Each time you
press the MENU/DISPLAY button, the
on-screen display changes as shown
below.
Example
Indicators off
AU TO
Operation button
Menu screen
Power switch
Useful Features
To turn the power on, hold down the
Lock button and set the Power
switch to CAMERA or VCR.
MANUAL SE T
MAN. FOCUS
SHU T. SP E ED
E XPOSURE
P I C. E F F E C T
SCE NE MENU
F ADE
QK. RE TURN
DI S
Lock button
Indicators on
To turn the power off, set the Power
switch to OFF without pressing the
Lock button.
AUTO
1 2 bit
3 0min SP
Note:
• The warning indicators and some other
indicators cannot be turned off by pressing the
MENU/DISPLAY button.
Operation button
The Operation button is used to select and set
the various menu settings by pressing
y (1), e (2), d (3) or r (4).
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Selecting the User Mode
This camcorder features three user modes for
the camera recording functions. The selectable
items on the menu screen are different
depending on the user mode.
3
Press the AUTO ON/OFF button.
• Each time you press the AUTO ON/OFF
button, the user mode changes between
Auto mode and Manual mode.
• To select Easy mode, hold down the
AUTO ON/OFF button for more than two
seconds.
User mode
Auto mode (AUTO): Lets you adjust all menu
settings except manual settings.
Manual mode (MANUAL): Lets you adjust all
settings including the following manual
settings.
—MAN. FOCUS, SHUT. SPEED, EXPOSURE
Easy mode (EASY): Lets you adjust only the
following basic menu settings.
—FADE, QK. RETURN, PHOTO SNAP, SNAP
EFF., WIND, SOUND, DISPLAY, SELF
TIMER, REC MODE
Media Selection switch
Notes:
• All manual settings in Manual mode will be
canceled when you press the AUTO ON/OFF
button to return to Auto mode.
• To cancel Easy mode, hold down the AUTO
ON/OFF button for more than two seconds.
• There is no user mode for playback functions.
• The example screens in this operation manual
assume the use of Auto mode unless otherwise
indicated.
Power switch
Useful Features
AUTO ON/OFF button
1
Set the Media Selection
switch to TAPE or CARD.
2
Hold down the Lock button and set the
Power switch to CAMERA.
• The user mode indicator is displayed.
AU TO
User mode indicator
Lock button
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Useful Features
Using the Menu Screens
5
The menu screens can be used to adjust the
various settings of camcorder.
1
Set the Media Selection
switch to TAPE or CARD.
2
Hold down the Lock button
and set the Power switch to
CAMERA or VCR.
Example
CAMERA SE T
PHOTO SNAP
SNAP E F F.
DG T L ZOOM OF F
T AP E SP E E D 5 0
16 : 9
100
780
6
Lock button
3
Press the MENU/DISPLAY button until
the menu screen appears.
Useful Features
MANUAL S E T
MAN. FOCUS
SHU T. SP E ED
E XPOSURE
P I C. E F F E C T
SC E NE MENU
F ADE
QK. RE TURN
DI S
4
Press d or y (1) on the Operation
button to select the desired menu
screen, then press r (2).
Example
CAMERA SE T
PHOTO SNAP SNAP
SNAP E F F.
DG T L ZOOM
T AP E SP E E D
16 : 9
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Press d or y (1) to select the
desired menu item, then press r (2).
Press d or y (1) to select the
desired menu setting, then press e
(2).
• To adjust another menu item, press e,
then perform steps 4 to 6.
Example
CAMERA SE T
PHOTO SNAP
SNAP E F F.
DG T L ZOOM 1 0 0
T AP E SP E E D
16 : 9
To turn off the menu screen
Press the MENU/DISPLAY button.
Notes:
• Certain menu items are common among
Camcorder modes. If the REMOTE menu item,
for example, is set to “OFF” in TAPE-CAMERA
mode, it will be automatically set to “OFF” in
other modes.
• The menu screen automatically turns off if no
settings are made within five minutes.
Useful Features
Camera Recording
Recording in LP (Long Play
Recording) Mode
This camcorder allows you to record in LP
(Long Play Recording) mode for approximately
50% more recording time with the same picture
quality as that in SP (Standard Play Recording)
mode.
1
Set the camcorder to TAPE-CAMERA
mode.
2
Press the MENU/DISPLAY button until
the menu screen appears.
MANUAL S E T
MAN. FOCUS
SHU T. SP E ED
E XPOSURE
P I C. E F F E C T
SC E NE MENU
F ADE
QK. RE TURN
DI S
Select Y, then press r on the
Operation button. Select “TAPE SPEED”
(1), then press r (2).
CAMERA SE T
PHOTO SNAP
SNAP E F F.
DG T L ZOOM
T AP E SP E E D SP
LP
16 : 9
4
Press the MENU/DISPLAY button to
turn off the menu screen.
• The recording mode indicator changes
from “SP” to “LP”.
Recording mode indicator
4 5min L P
To return to SP mode
Select “SP” in step 4 above.
Notes on the use of LP mode
• To record in LP mode, be sure to use a Mini DV
cassette labeled for use with LP mode.
• Frozen images, mosaic-pattern picture noise,
audio interruptions or audio loss may occur in
the following cases:
—When using a tape which is not designated
for use with LP mode.
—When a tape recorded in LP mode under
high-temperature conditions is played
back.
—When a tape recorded in LP mode with the
camcorder is played back on a Mini DV
player or camcorder from another manufacturer.
—When a tape recorded in LP mode is
played back on a Mini DV player or
camcorder without an LP function.
Useful Features
3
5
• Audio dubbing is not possible with LP mode
recording.
Press d or y to select “LP”, then
press e.
T AP E SP E ED LP
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Useful Features
Camera Recording
Selecting the 16-bit Audio
Recording Mode
Digital Image Stabilization
(DIS)
This camcorder allows you to select between
the 12-bit and 16-bit audio recording modes.
The camcorder normally records audio in the
12-bit audio recording mode. For higher-quality
audio recording, select the 16-bit audio
recording mode.
The digital image stabilization (DIS) function is
factory preset to on to stabilize the image by
electronically compensating for relatively minor
image shaking that is often annoying in closeup shots.
1
2
Press the MENU/DISPLAY button until
the menu screen appears.
3
Select U, then press r on the Operation button. Select “AUDIO MODE” (1),
then press r (2).
Useful Features
AUD I O SE T
AUD I O MODE 1 2 bit
Z OOM M I C
1 6 bit
W I ND
4
AUTO
Set the camcorder to TAPE-CAMERA
mode.
Press d or y to select “16bit”, then
press e.
DIS indicator
Note:
• The DIS function cannot compensate for
excessive image shaking.
Turning Off the DIS Function
When image shaking does not occur (e.g.
when using the camcorder on a tripod), turn off
the DIS function. The picture will appear more
natural when the DIS function is off.
1
Set the camcorder to TAPE-CAMERA or
CARD-CAMERA mode.
2
Press the MENU/DISPLAY button until
the menu screen appears.
3
Select T, then press r on the
Operation button. Select “DIS” (1), then
press r (2).
AUD I O MODE 1 6 bit
5
Press the MENU/DISPLAY button to
turn off the menu screen.
MANUAL SE T
MAN. FOCUS
SHU T. SP E ED
E XPOSURE
P I C. E F F E C T
SCE NE MENU
F ADE
QK. RE TURN
DI S
ON
OFF
• The audio recording mode indicator
changes from “12bit” to “16bit”.
Audio recording
mode indicator
AUTO
1 6 bit
To return to 12-bit audio recording
mode
Select “12bit” in step 4 above.
Note:
• When using Audio Dubbing with 16-bit audio
recordings, both the dubbed and original
sounds will be recorded in mono (see page 68).
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4
Press d or y to select “OFF”, then
press e.
DI S
5
OFF
Press the MENU/DISPLAY button to
turn off the menu screen.
• The z indicator is turned off.
To return to DIS mode
Select “ON” in step 4 above.
Setting the Digital Zoom
You can select from among four different zoom
ranges: 1–26K (optical zoom), 26–50K (digital
zoom), 26–100K (digital zoom) or 26–780K
(digital zoom). The digital zoom allows you to
record powerful close-up pictures with the
same operation as normal zooming.
Notes:
• The digital zoom is in addition to the optical
zoom giving a combined maximum zoom range
of 1–780K.
• As the image is enlarged digitally, the picture
quality decreases when higher digital zoom
settings are used.
1
Set the camcorder to TAPE-CAMERA or
CARD-CAMERA mode.
2
Press the MENU/DISPLAY button until
the menu screen appears.
3
Press d or y to select “50”, “100” or
“780”, then press e.
DG T L ZOOM
5
100
Press the MENU/DISPLAY button to
turn off the menu screen.
• The “D” digital zoom indicator is
displayed during digital zooming.
Digital zoom indicator
W
T D - ZOOM 5 0
To use optical zoom only
Select “OFF” in step 4 above.
Useful Features
MANUAL SE T
MAN. FOCUS
SHU T. SP E ED
E XPOSURE
P I C. E F F E C T
SCE NE MENU
F ADE
QK. RE TURN
DI S
4
Select Y, then press r on the
Operation button. Select “DGTL ZOOM”
(1), then press r (2).
CAMERA SE T
PHOTO SNAP
SNAP E F F.
DG T L ZOOM OF F
T AP E SP E ED 5 0
16 : 9
100
780
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Useful Features
Camera Recording
Gamma Brightness
Compensation
To obtain a brighter picture
Press the GAMMA/BRIGHTER button again.
• The x indicator appears.
When the subject is backlit, the image will
appear dark if it is recorded normally. The
gamma brightness compensation function
improves the picture by increasing the
brightness of the subject while leaving the
brighter portion of the image unaffected.
GAMMA
AUTO
GAMMA/BRIGHTER button
Note:
• When the x indicator is displayed, the
background will become slightly brighter.
To cancel Gamma Brightness
Compensation
Useful Features
In TAPE-CAMERA or CARD-CAMERA mode,
press the GAMMA/BRIGHTER button once.
• “GAMMA” appears, indicating that Gamma
Brightness Compensation is now working.
AUTO
GAMMA
AUTO
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Press the GAMMA/BRIGHTER button until
“GAMMA” disappears.
Gain-up
To obtain a brighter picture
When you are recording in a dark or poorlyilluminated location, “LIGHT” is displayed on
the screen. Use the gain-up function to record
a brighter picture.
Press the GAMMA/BRIGHTER button again.
• The ` indicator appears.
GAMMA
AUT
AUTO
UTO
Note:
• At locations where lighting is adequate, “LIGHT”
will not appear. The gain-up function cannot be
used in this case.
GAMMA/BRIGHTER button
To cancel the gain-up function
Press the GAMMA/BRIGHTER button until
“GAMMA” disappears.
In TAPE-CAMERA or CARD-CAMERA mode,
press the GAMMA/BRIGHTER button once.
L I GHT
AUTO
GAMMA
Useful Features
• “GAMMA” appears, indicating that the gain-up
function is now working.
Notes:
• Some picture noise appears in Gain-up mode.
The picture noise increases when the `
indicator is displayed.
• When the ` indicator is displayed, a
residual image may appear behind a subject
that exhibits a lot of movement.
• Fine brightness adjustment is possible using the
manual exposure function (see page 51).
L I GHT
AUTO
AUT
UTO
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Useful Features
Camera Recording
Night Recording (Cat’s Eye)
The night recording function allows you to
record the subject in darkness. This is useful
when you want to record subjects at night, e.g.
a nocturnal animal.
Note:
• Use Night Recording when “LIGHT” is displayed.
Do not use in a bright location such as outdoors
in broad daylight.
CAT’S EYE switch
To cancel Night Recording
Set the CAT’S EYE switch to OFF.
Notes:
• The picture will turn white if you use Night
Recording in a bright location.
• The camcorder may not be able to focus
correctly when using Night Recording. In such
cases, use the manual focus function to obtain
proper focus (see page 47).
• The following functions do not work when using
Night Recording.
— Manual shutter speed
— Manual exposure
— White balance lock
— Scene menu
Useful Features
• You can obtain a much brighter picture of the
subject by pressing the GAMMA/BRIGHTER
button to select Gain-up mode and then setting
the CAT’S EYE switch to ON.
In TAPE-CAMERA or CARD-CAMERA mode,
set the CAT’S EYE switch to ON.
• CAT’S EYE” appears, and the picture becomes
brighter.
L I GHT
AUT
AUTO
UTO
L I GHT
AUTO
UTO
AUT
CAT S EYE
CAT’S
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Quick Return
Edit Search
When you have been playing back what you
have recorded on the tape, and wish to quickly
return to recording from the end of the last
recorded scene, use the quick return function.
The edit search function lets you search,
without switching from TAPE-CAMERA mode to
TAPE-VCR mode, for the point on the tape
where you wish to start recording next.
1
Set the camcorder to TAPE-CAMERA
mode.
2
In Recording Standby mode, press the
MENU/DISPLAY button until the menu
screen appears.
3
Select T, then press r on the
Operation button. Select “QK. RETURN”
(1), then press r (2).
4
Press d or y to select “START”,
then press e.
• “SEARCH” flashes, and the tape begins
fast forwarding or rewinding to the end
of the last recorded scene.
QK. RE TURN
S E A RCH
When the tape reaches the end of the last
recorded scene, “FINISHED” is displayed,
and the camcorder enters Recording
Standby mode.
5
1
Set the camcorder to TAPE-CAMERA
mode.
2
In Recording Standby
mode, press and hold
down r (forward edit
search) or e (reverse
edit search) on the
Operation button.
3
When you find the point where you want
to begin recording, release the button.
Useful Features
MANUAL S E T
MAN. FOCUS
SHU T. SP E ED
E XPOSURE
P I C. E F F E C T
SCE NE MENU
F ADE
QK. RE TURN S T ART
DI S
S T OP
Operation button
Notes:
• The sound is off during search.
• Forward edit search is performed at the same
speed as normal playback, and reverse edit
search at 5.5 times the normal playback speed.
• Some picture noise appears during reverse edit
search.
Press the MENU/DISPLAY button to
turn off the menu screen.
Notes:
• To cancel the quick return function, press r to
select “STOP”, then press e.
• If the cassette has been removed since the last
recording or if no recording has been made
since the cassette was loaded, the quick return
function cannot be used.
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Useful Features
Camera Recording
Fade In and Fade Out
5
Press the MENU/DISPLAY button to
turn off the menu screen.
• “FADE” is displayed.
The fade function allows you to gradually bring
the image and sound in or out at the beginning
or end of a scene for creating scene transitions. This is especially effective for indicating a
dramatic change in scenery.
AUTO
1 2 bit
Fade in
F ADE
AD
3 0 min SP
FADE indicator
Fade out
1
Setting Fade Mode
Useful Features
Using Fade Mode
Press the REC START/STOP button to
begin recording.
• The picture turns white, and the image
and sound fade in.
1
Set the camcorder to TAPE-CAMERA
mode.
2
Press the MENU/DISPLAY button until
the menu screen appears.
AUTO
3
Select T, then press r on the
Operation button. Select “FADE” (1),
then press r (2).
F ADE I N
MANUAL SE T
MAN. FOCUS
SHU T. SP E ED
E XPOSURE
P I C. E F F E C T
SCE NE MENU
F ADE
OF F
QK. RE TURN ON
DI S
4
Press d or y to select “ON”, then
press e.
F ADE
ON
1 2 bit
3 0 min SP
2
Press the REC START/STOP button at
the point where you wish to stop
recording.
• The image and sound fade out as the
picture gradually turns white. The
camcorder then returns to Recording
Standby mode.
AUTO
1 2 bit
F ADE OU T
2 7 min SP
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To cancel Fade mode
Select “OFF” in step 4 in “Setting Fade Mode”.
To use Fade Out only
1
During camera recording in TAPECAMERA mode, perform steps 2 to 5 in
“Setting Fade Mode” to display “FADE”.
2
Press the REC START/STOP button at
the point where you wish to stop
recording.
Wide Screen (16:9)
The wide screen function lets you record
scenes with the wide-screen feel of a movie
shown in a theater. The top and bottom of the
picture are masked with black bands to
produce an effective screen aspect ratio of
16:9.
Normal screen
Wide screen
Note:
• Fade mode is automatically canceled after Fade
Out.
Set the camcorder to TAPE-CAMERA
mode.
2
Press the MENU/DISPLAY button until
the menu screen appears.
3
Select Y, then press r on the
Operation button. Select “16:9” (1), then
press r (2).
CAMERA SE T
PHOTO SNAP
SNAP E F F.
DG T L ZOOM
T AP E SP E E D
16 : 9
OF F
ON
4
Press d or y to select “ON”, then
press e.
16 : 9
5
Useful Features
1
ON
Press the MENU/DISPLAY button to
turn off the menu screen.
• The picture is displayed with the top and
bottom portions masked.
To return to normal screen
Select “OFF” in step 4 above.
Notes:
• You can only use the wide screen function when
the camcorder is in TAPE-CAMERA mode.
• Each frame picture will not be displayed in Wide
Screen mode when a still recording effect is set
during Wide Screen mode.
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Useful Features
Camera Recording
Still Recording on Tape
You can record still images of subjects with
normal sound on a tape by selecting one of two
still recording modes.
6
PHOTO SNAP S T I L L
7
Type of Still Recording modes
SNAP: A still picture is recorded for 6 seconds.
STILL: A continuous still image is recorded.
Selecting Still Recording Mode
1
Set the camcorder to TAPE-CAMERA
mode.
2
Press the MENU/DISPLAY button until
the menu screen appears.
3
Select Y, then press r on the
Operation button. Select “SNAP EFF.”
(1), then press r (2).
Useful Features
CAMERA SE T
PHOTO SNAP
SNAP E F F.
DG T L ZOOM
T AP E SP E E D
16 : 9
Press the MENU/DISPLAY button to
turn off the menu screen.
Using Still Recording
1
Set the camcorder to TAPE-CAMERA
mode.
2
In Recording Standby
mode, press the STILL
button.
• A still image of the subject
is displayed.
3
Press the REC START/STOP
button.
• The still image of the subject
will be recorded.
OF F
PHOTO SHOT
P- I N- P
9 F RAME S
1 6 F RAME S
In SNAP mode, the camcorder returns to
Recording Standby mode after recording
a still image for 6 seconds.
4
Press d or y to select “OFF”, then
press e.
SNAP E F F.
5
OF F
Press y (1) to select “PHOTO
SNAP”, then press r (2).
CAMERA SE T
PHOTO SNAP SNAP
ST I LL
SNAP E F F.
DG T L ZOOM
T AP E SP E ED
16 : 9
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Press d or y to select the desired
still recording mode, then press e.
To pause recording
Press the REC START/STOP button.
To cancel the still image
In SNAP mode, press the STILL button while
the camcorder is in Recording Standby
mode.
In STILL mode, press the STILL button.
Notes:
• Still Recording can also be used during
recording by pressing the STILL button.
• The picture quality in Still Recording mode will
be slightly lower than normal pictures.
Still Recording Effects
Using PHOTO SHOT, 9 FRAMES or
16 FRAMES mode
You can select one of these still recording
effects to record the still images with an effect.
1
Perform the steps in “Selecting a still
recording effect” to select “PHOTO
SHOT”, “9 FRAMES” or “16 FRAMES”.
2
In Recording Standby
mode, press the STILL
button.
Type of Still Recording Effects
PHOTO SHOT: A still picture is recorded
following the sound and visual effects of a
camera shutter closing.
P-IN-P: A still image is recorded within an inset
image displayed on a motion picture.
9 FRAMES: A still picture is recorded at
intervals of 1/10 of a second using a 9-frame
picture.
16 FRAMES: A still picture is recorded at
intervals of 1/10 of a second using a 16-frame
picture.
Selecting a still recording effect
Set the camcorder to TAPE-CAMERA or
CARD-CAMERA mode.
2
Press the MENU/DISPLAY button until
the menu screen appears.
3
Select Y, then press r on the
Operation button.
Note:
• In TAPE-CAMERA mode, select the
desired still recording mode (see page
39).
4
Press d or y (1) to select “SNAP
EFF.”, then press r (2).
CAMERA SE T
PHOTO SNAP
SNAP E F F.
DG T L ZOOM
T AP E SP E ED
16 : 9
5
Press the REC START/
STOP button.
• The still image of the subject
will be recorded on tape.
To cancel the still image in TAPECAMERA mode
In SNAP mode, press the STILL button while
the camcorder is in Recording Standby
mode.
In STILL mode, press the STILL button.
Notes:
• Still recording effects can also be used during
recording on tape by pressing the STILL button.
• If you use PHOTO SHOT during recording on
tape, the visual effects of a camera shutter
closing are recorded.
• You can use PHOTO SHOT without the sound
effect of a camera shutter closing by setting the
SOUND menu item to “OFF” (see page 56).
• The picture quality in Still Recording Effects
mode will be slightly lower than normal pictures.
Press d or y to select the desired
still recording effect, then press e.
SNAP E F F.
6
OF F
PHOTO SHOT
P- I N- P
9 F RAMES
1 6 F RAMES
3
Useful Features
1
• In TAPE-CAMERA mode,
a still image of the subject
is displayed with the
selected effect. Perform step 3.
• In CARD-CAMERA mode, the still image
of the subject will be recorded with the
selected effect. Omit step 3.
PHOTO SHO T
Press the MENU/DISPLAY button to
turn off the menu screen.
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Useful Features
Camera Recording
Using P-IN-P mode
1
2
4
Perform the steps in “Selecting a still
recording effect” to select “P-IN-P” (see
page 40).
In Recording Standby mode, press the
STILL button.
• An inset image of the subject is
displayed.
AU TO
AUTO
Press y to freeze the inset
image.
Note:
• Pressing y, e or r while
the inset image is frozen cancels
the still image.
5
Press the REC START/
STOP button.
• The still image of the
subject will be recorded.
• In CARD-CAMERA mode,
press the STILL button,
instead of the REC START/
STOP button.
To pause recording on tape
Press the REC START/STOP button.
Useful Features
• To change the position of the inset
image, press e or r on the Operation button. The inset image moves as
shown below.
Press the MENU/DISPLAY button.
To cancel still recording effects
AUTO
Select “OFF” in step 5 of “Selecting a still
recording effect”.
Note:
• P-IN-P mode cannot be used together with the
following functions.
—Mosaic picture effect
—DIS
—16:9
—Brighter mode (`) of the gain-up function
—Digital zoom
AUTO
3
Adjust the Power Zoom control to frame
the inset subject.
AUTO
41
To turn off the inset image
Letting the Subject Monitor
the Shot
2
Set the Power switch to CAMERA.
• The subject is displayed in the
viewfinder, and a mirror image of the
subject is displayed on the LCD monitor.
Open the LCD monitor and rotate it 180°
vertically so that the screen faces the other way
and the subject can monitor the shot while you
are recording with the viewfinder.
If the camcorder is steadied, you can record
yourself in the scene by watching yourself on
the LCD monitor. The supplied remote control is
useful for such occasions.
3
Set the Media Selection switch to TAPE
or CARD, and begin recording.
Caution:
• Do not invert the image by rotating the monitor
during recording.
1
Useful Features
Notes:
• The screen image is automatically inverted when
the vertical rotation of the monitor is between
135° and 180°. When the monitor is rotated back
to within 135°, the image returns to normal.
• If the F indicator flashes when the monitor is in
the inverted position, this indicates a warning. To
check the type of warning, rotate the monitor
back to within 135°. (See pages 7 and 8 for
descriptions of the warning indicators.)
Open the LCD monitor to a 90° angle to
the camcorder body (1), and then
rotate it 180° vertically (2).
180
90
42
Useful Features
Camera Recording
Auto Focus
Using the Remote Control
The camcorder is preset to Auto Focus mode,
which is designed to focus on most types of
subjects. In Auto Focus mode, the camcorder
automatically focuses on whatever is in the
center of the scene. Always keep the subject in
the center of the scene.
Use the supplied remote control to operate the
camcorder from a distance, such as when you
want to record yourself in a scene, or when the
camcorder is connected to a TV for use as a
VCR.
Notes:
• If no subject is in the center of the scene, the
focus area will expand and the subject nearest
the center will be focused on.
• If no subject is displayed, the camcorder will
automatically zoom out until a subject comes
into the frame.
• Auto Focus may not work in the situations
described on page 47. In these situations, use
the manual focus function.
Installing the Batteries in the
Remote Control
1
Open the battery compartment cover.
2
Insert the two supplied AA (R6 or UM/
SUM-3) batteries with the battery poles
positioned as indicated.
1
2
Useful Features
Macro Shots
This camcorder lets you shoot close-up images
of small objects such as flowers and insects, or
make title frames for your videos. When you
want to record a magnified image of a subject
which is within approximately 6 feet (1.8 m) of
the camcorder, do not zoom in on it. Instead,
zoom out all the way by pushing the Power
Zoom control to the W side, and then move the
camcorder closer to the subject until you obtain
the desired angle of view. The camcorder will
automatically focus on the subject when the
lens is set for the widest angle.
3
Replace the cover.
Caution:
• Do not use old and new batteries together or
batteries of different brands together.
Turning on the Remote Control
Mode
Power Zoom control
Tripod
Notes:
• When you are recording a macro shot, be sure
that the subject receives sufficient illumination.
• It is recommended that you use a tripod for
recording macro shots, to prevent image
shaking.
43
1
Press the MENU/DISPLAY button until
the menu screen appears.
2
Select I, then press r on the
Operation button. Select “REMOTE”
(1), then press r (2).
OTHERS
REMOT E
SOUND
T I ME CODE
T C OUT
DEMO MODE
L ANGUAGE
ON
OF F
3
Press d or y to select “ON”, then
press e.
ON
REMOT E
4
Press the MENU/DISPLAY button to
turn off the menu screen.
Operating the Remote Control
1
Open the LCD monitor completely (1),
then rotate it 180° vertically (2).
REW button [pp. 23, 78]
CARD REC button [p. 74]
TAPE REC START/STOP button [p. 20]
ZOOM W/T buttons
[pp. 21, 60]
VOL. +/L buttons
[p. 23]
PLAY button
[pp. 23, 78]
FF button
[pp. 23, 78]
STOP button
[pp. 23, 78]
180
SLOW button
[p. 45]
90
Shift buttons [p. 60]
Advance/reverse buttons [p. 45]
PAUSE/STILL button [pp. 25, 45]
Set the Media Selection switch on the
camcorder to TAPE or CARD.
3
Set the Power switch on the camcorder
to CAMERA or VCR.
4
Aim the remote control at the remote
sensor of the camcorder, and press the
control buttons for operation.
Notes:
• Be careful not to allow direct sunlight or bright
light from interior illumination to fall onto the
remote sensor, as this may prevent the remote
control from operating properly.
• Be sure that there are no obstacles between the
remote control and the remote sensor.
• When the batteries are depleted and the remote
control does not operate, replace them with new
AA (R6 or UM/SUM-3) batteries.
Useful Features
2
Remote sensor
t
16 f
)
(5 m
Approximate operating
range of remote control
44
Useful
Features
Useful Features
Playback
Playback
Playback Functions with the
Remote Control
These playback functions can be operated
using the supplied remote control. (See pages
43 and 44 for use of the remote control.)
Frame Advance
The frame advance function allows you to play
back still images frame by frame.
1
During playback in TAPE-VCR
mode, press the PAUSE/STILL
button (g) to pause playback.
2
Press the h (or j) button.
PAUSE/STILL button
PLAY button
SLOW button
Advance/reverse
buttons
Useful Features
Reverse Playback
The reverse playback function allows you to
play back video in reverse.
During playback in TAPE-VCR
mode, press the j button.
To return to normal playback, press the PLAY
button (t).
Slow
The slow function allows you to play back
images in slow motion.
During playback in TAPE-VCR
mode, press the SLOW button (f).
To view slow playback in reverse, press the j
button.
To return to normal playback, press the PLAY
button (t).
Note:
• To protect the tape, the camcorder automatically
returns to normal playback if it is left in Slow
mode for more than 10 minutes.
45
• Each time you press the
button, the picture advances
one frame forward (or
backward).
To return to normal playback, press the PLAY
button (t).
Notes:
• The sound is off during reverse, slow, and frame
advance playback.
• If you use the slow or frame advance function
with the tape recorded in LP mode, the picture
may advance several frames at a time.
• Clearer still images can be achieved by
recording with a fast shutter speed (see page
49).
4
Using the Time Code
The time code shows the hour, minute and
second of recording, and the frame number
(1 frame = approx. 1/30 sec.). This is automatically recorded along with the subject when you
are recording on the tape. You can display the
time code on the screen as an accurate
counter in both TAPE-VCR and TAPE-CAMERA
modes.
Display format
Frame number*
Second
Minute
Hour
* Displayed during still
or frame advance
playback.
• The example screens for this feature are for
TAPE-VCR mode.
Time code
TC 0 : 0 5 : 3 5
SP
To turn off the time code
Note:
• When the tape reaches an unrecorded section,
the time code returns to zero (TC0:00:00). Once
recorded, the time code cannot be changed.
Displaying the time code on a TV
during playback
1
During playback or camera recording in
TAPE modes, press the MENU/
DISPLAY button until the menu screen
appears.
In TAPE-VCR mode, select I, then
press r on the Operation button.
Select “TC OUT” (1), then press r
(2).
OTHERS
REMOT E
SOUND
T I ME CODE
T C OU T
Select I, then press r on the
Operation button. Select “TIME CODE”
(1), then press r (2).
OTHERS
REMOT E
SOUND
T I ME CODE
T C OU T
D I SP. OF F
D I SP. ON
2
Press d or y to select “ON”, then
press e.
T C OU T
3
OF F
ON
Useful Features
2
• The time code appears.
Select “DISP. OFF” in step 3 above.
TC0 00 10 20
1
Press the MENU/DISPLAY button to
turn off the menu screen.
ON
Press d or y to select “DISP. ON”,
then press e.
T I ME CODE
D I SP. ON
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Advanced
Advanced FeaturesFeatures
Camera Recording
Camera
Recording
Manual Focus
Auto Focus may not be able to focus on the
subject in the situations shown below. In such
situations, set the camcorder to Manual Focus
mode and focus manually.
Subject is too dark.
1
Set the camcorder to TAPE-CAMERA or
CARD-CAMERA mode.
2
Press the AUTO ON/OFF button to
select Manual mode.
3
Press the MENU/DISPLAY button until
the menu screen appears.
4
Select T, then press r on the
Operation button. Select “MAN. FOCUS”
(1), then press r (2).
Lack of contrast, e.g. snow
scene.
Fast-moving subject.
Background is too bright.
Subject has horizontal stripes.
Subject is being shot through a
dirty or wet window.
MANUAL SE T
MAN. FOCUS AUTO
SHU T. SP E ED MANUAL
E XPOSURE
P I C. E F F E C T
SCE NE MENU
F ADE
QK. RE TURN
DI S
5
Light reflects off the subject.
Two subjects at different distances
overlap in the same scene.
Press e to display the focus setting
screen.
MANUAL
1 2 bit
Advanced Features
F OCUS
F AR
NE AR
47
Subject has fine, repeated
patterns.
Subjects at different distances
appear in the center of the scene
at the same time.
SP
SET [
6
Fast-speed shutter being used
under fluorescent lighting.
Adjust the Power Zoom
control to frame the
subject as you desire.
BUT TON]
7
Press d or y (1) to focus on the
subject, then press e (2).
MANUAL
To cancel Manual Focus mode
After performing step 4 above, select “AUTO”,
then press e.
MF
1 2 bit
F OCUS
F AR
NE AR
SP
SET [
MANUAL
BUT TON]
MF
1 2 bit
Notes:
• The camcorder may not be able to focus
correctly if the subject is within approximately 6
feet (1.8 m). Set the zoom control to wide angle,
and then try refocusing.
• If the lens is dirty or fogged, the camcorder may
not be able to correctly focus.
• When “MF” is displayed, you can manually
adjust the focus by pressing d or y, even if
the focus setting screen is not displayed.
• When you want to cancel all manual settings and
return to Auto mode, press the AUTO ON/OFF
button.
F OCUS
AUTO
SET
SP
SET [
8
BUT TON]
Press e.
MANUAL SE T
MAN. FOCUS MANUAL
SHU T. SP E ED
E XPOSURE
P I C. E F F E C T
SCE NE MENU
F ADE
QK. RE TURN
DI S
Press the MENU/DISPLAY button to
turn off the menu screen.
• “MF” is displayed.
Advanced Features
9
Manual focus indicator
MANUAL
AUTO
MF
1 2 bit
3 0 min SP
48
Advanced Features
Camera Recording
Setting the Shutter Speed
6
The shutter speed is preset to auto mode,
which automatically chooses the optimal
shutter speed for the ambient light. However,
depending on the subject or situation, you may
want to set the shutter speed manually to
create a high-quality picture.
1
Press the AUTO ON/OFF button to
select Manual mode.
3
Press the MENU/DISPLAY button until
the menu screen appears.
4
• The selected shutter speed is displayed
on the menu screen.
MANUAL
1 2 bit
2000
AUTO
SP
SET [
BUT TON]
MANUAL SE T
MAN. FOCUS
SHU T. SP E ED 2 0 0 0
E XPOSURE
P I C. E F F E C T
SCE NE MENU
F ADE
QK. RE TURN
DI S
Select T, then press r on the
Operation button. Select “SHUT.
SPEED” (1), then press r (2).
MANUAL SE T
MAN. FOCUS
SHU T. SP E ED AUTO
MANUAL
E XPOSURE
P I C. E F F E C T
SCE NE MENU
F ADE
QK. RE TURN
DI S
10000
SHU T. SP E E D
+
-
Set the camcorder to TAPE-CAMERA or
CARD-CAMERA mode.
2
Press d or y (1) to select the
desired shutter speed, then press e
(2).
7
Press the MENU/DISPLAY button to
turn off the menu screen.
Advanced Features
To return to Auto Shutter Speed mode
5
Press e to display the shutter speed
setting screen.
MANUAL
1 2 bit
SHU T. SP E E D
+
-
10000
AUTO
AUTO
SP
SET [
Shutter speed
indicator
10000
4000
2000
1000
500
250
100
60
AUTO
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BUT TON]
Shutter speed
1/10,000 sec.
1/4,000 sec.
1/2,000 sec.
1/1,000 sec.
1/500 sec.
1/250 sec.
1/100 sec.
1/60 sec.
Variable
After performing step 4 above, select “AUTO”,
then press e.
Recommended Shutter Speeds
The faster the shutter speed, the darker the
picture becomes. Select the most appropriate
shutter speed for the ambient light.
Situation
Recommended
shutter speed
• Recording sports action in
bright daylight.
• Recording in bright daylight
at a ski resort.
1/10,000 sec.
l
1/1,000 sec.
• Recording outdoor sports on
a partially cloudy day.
• Recording an outside scene
through a car window (when
you want to minimize blur
caused by the camera
shaking).
1/1,000 sec.
l
1/250 sec.
• When you want to reduce
the light by half. Use as a
substitute for an ND2 filter.
Notes:
• Recording with a shutter speed faster than 1/60
sec. tends to darken the picture. Record in
bright locations when you use a fast shutter
speed.
• Using a fast shutter speed under fluorescent
lighting will cause flickering in the picture and
possibly periodic color shifts.
• The manual shutter speed setting will be
canceled if a scene setting is selected
thereafter.
• The manual shutter speed setting cannot be
used with Night Recording.
• When you want to cancel all manual settings and
return to Auto mode, press the AUTO ON/OFF
button.
1/100 sec.
Tips on Using the Manual Shutter
Speed
Advanced Features
• Fast shutter speeds can be used with the still
recording function (see page 39) to record
higher quality still images of fast-moving
subjects.
• If the on-screen picture flickers when
recording under fluorescent lighting, you may
be able to compensate by setting the shutter
speed to 1/100 sec.
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Advanced Features
Camera Recording
Manual Exposure
5
Press e to display the exposure setting
screen.
The camcorder is preset to Auto Exposure
mode, which automatically chooses the optimal
aperture. When there is too much contrast in
brightness between the subject and background, however, you may not be able to
record a clear image. In this case, use the
manual exposure function to correct the
exposure level.
Background is too bright and subject too
dark (backlit subject).
MANUAL
1 2 bit
+5
E XPOSURE
+
-
0
-5
SP
SET [
6
• Increase the exposure level to allow more light
through the lens.
BUT TON]
Press d or y to select the desired
exposure level.
• The number shown is the selected
exposure level. The adjustment range is
from +5 (least light) to L5 (most light).
MANUAL
1 2 bit
+5
E X POSURE
+
-
Subject is too bright against background.
• Decrease the exposure level to allow less light
through the lens.
SP
SET [
7
+3
-5
BUT TON]
Press e.
Advanced Features
• The selected exposure level is displayed
on the menu screen.
1
Set the camcorder to TAPE-CAMERA or
CARD-CAMERA mode.
2
Press the AUTO ON/OFF button to
select Manual mode.
3
Press the MENU/DISPLAY button until
the menu screen appears.
4
Select T, then press r on the
Operation button. Select “EXPOSURE”
(1), then press r (2).
MANUAL SE T
MAN. FOCUS
SHU T. SP E ED
E XPOSURE
AUTO
P I C. E F F E C T MANUAL
SCE NE MENU
F ADE
QK. RE TURN
DI S
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MANUAL SE T
MAN. FOCUS
SHU T. SP E ED
+3
E XPOSURE
P I C. E F F E C T
SCE NE MENU
F ADE
QK. RE TURN
DI S
8
Press the MENU/DISPLAY button to
turn off the menu screen.
To cancel Manual Exposure mode
After performing step 4 above, select “AUTO”,
then press e.
Notes:
• Manual Exposure mode will be canceled if a
scene setting is selected thereafter.
• Manual Exposure cannot be used with Night
Recording.
• When you want to cancel all manual settings and
return to Auto mode, press the AUTO ON/OFF
button.
White Balance Lock
4
• “W/B LOCK” flashes during the locking
procedure. To cancel the locking procedure, press the MENU/DISPLAY button
while “W/B LOCK” flashes.
The color of the subject on the screen tends to
look different depending on the lighting
condition. The camcorder is preset to Auto
White Balance mode, which automatically
adjusts the hue of the picture for the current
lighting condition.
Auto White Balance may not work properly for
the following subjects. In this case, use the
white balance lock function.
• Subjects with one dominant color or subjects
against background with one dominant color
• Subjects under very bright light source, e.g.
video lights
• Subjects under light source with red hue, e.g.
glow of sunset
• Close-up images of small objects
Press the MENU/DISPLAY button to set
the white balance lock.
MANUAL
W B LOCK
MANUAL
W B LOCK
5
Note:
• White Balance Lock cannot be set when the
camcorder is in Easy mode or the CAT’S EYE
switch is set to ON.
Press the W/B button to turn off the
white balance lock screen.
• “W/B LOCK” is displayed.
MANUAL
W B LOCK
W/B button
1 2 bit
3 0min SP
1
Set the camcorder to TAPE-CAMERA or
CARD-CAMERA mode.
2
Press the W/B button to display the
white balance lock screen.
1
Press the W/B button, then press the
MENU/DISPLAY button.
• “W/B LOCK” changes to “WHITE BAL.”.
AUTO
WH I T E BAL .
SE T
3
MENU D I SP L AY
Aim the lens at a white object.
• Adjust the distance of the object so that the
entire screen is white.
2
Press the W/B button to turn off the
white balance lock screen.
Advanced Features
To cancel White Balance Lock
Notes:
• If the light source changes or if you move from
indoors to outdoors, or vice versa, when
recording with the white balance locked, the
white balance may shift. Reset the white
balance.
• Do not move the camcorder while “W/B LOCK” is
flashing in step 4.
• If “W/B LOCK” does not stop flashing in step 4,
press the MENU/DISPLAY button to cancel the
locking procedure, and repeat step 4.
• White Balance Lock will be canceled if a
scene setting is selected thereafter.
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Advanced Features
Camera Recording
Digital Picture Effects
4
• The selected digital picture effect is
displayed on the menu screen.
These digital picture effects let you record the
subject with a more dramatic effect.
P I C. E F F E C T B W
Type of Digital Picture Effects
Advanced Features
B/W: To record in black-and-white.
SEPIA: To record in sepia color similar to that
of an old photograph.
MOSAIC: To record a picture divided up into
tiles.
SOLARI: To record with enhanced contrast,
creating a unique artistic image.
NEGA: To record a picture whose blacks and
whites of the image are reversed and colors
of the image are inverted.
1
Set the camcorder to TAPE-CAMERA or
CARD-CAMERA mode.
2
Press the MENU/DISPLAY button until
the menu screen appears.
MANUAL S E T
MAN. FOCUS
SHU T. SP E ED
E XPOSURE
P I C. E F F E C T
SC E NE MENU
F ADE
QK. RE TURN
DI S
3
Select T, then press r on the
Operation button. Select “PIC. EFFECT”
(1), then press r (2).
MANUAL SE T
MAN. FOCUS
SHU T. SP E ED
E XPOSURE
P I C. E F F E C T
SCE NE MENU
F ADE
QK. RE TURN
DI S
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OF F
B W
SE P I A
MOSA I C
SOL AR I
NE GA
Press d or y to select the desired
digital picture effect, then press e.
5
Press the MENU/DISPLAY button to
turn off the menu screen.
To cancel the digital picture effect
Select “OFF” in step 4 above.
Note:
• Digital picture effects cannot be used when a
still image is displayed.
Scene Menu (Program AE)
3
You can set the camcorder to the shooting
mode that will create the best results for a
specific situation. Just select one of four scene
settings shown below. The camcorder will
automatically set the exposure, white balance,
and shutter speed to produce the optimum
picture quality for the selected situation.
Select T, then press r on the
Operation button. Select “SCENE
MENU” (1), then press r (2).
MANUAL S E T
MAN. FOCUS
SHU T. SP E ED
E XPOSURE
P I C. E F F E C T
SCE NE MENU
F ADE
QK. RE TURN
DI S
Type of Scene Settings
SPORT: When you want to record a fastmoving subject.
SUNLIGHT: When the background is very
bright.
DUSK: When you want to faithfully record the
red of the setting sun, and the surrounding
twilight.
PARTY: When the illumination is from a
spotlight or candles.
1
Set the camcorder to TAPE-CAMERA or
CARD-CAMERA mode.
2
Press the MENU/DISPLAY button until
the menu screen appears.
Press d or y to select the scene
setting that best fits the recording
situation, then press e.
• The selected scene setting is displayed on
the menu screen.
SCE NE MENU SPORT
5
Press the MENU/DISPLAY button to
turn off the menu screen.
• The selected scene setting indicator is
displayed.
Scene setting indicator
SPORT
3 0min SP
To cancel the scene setting
Select “OFF” in step 4 above.
Note:
• Scene settings cannot be used when Night
Recording is used or a still image is displayed.
Advanced Features
MANUAL S E T
MAN. FOCUS
SHU T. SP E ED
E XPOSURE
P I C. E F F E C T
SC E NE MENU
F ADE
QK. RE TURN
DI S
4
OF F
SPORT
SUNL I GH T
DUSK
P ART Y
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Advanced Features
Camera Recording
Using the Zoom Microphone
(Optional Accessory)
With the optional zoom microphone, you can
record audio according to the magnification of
the zoom lens for producing the optimum
sound. You can also set the zoom microphone
to record only sounds at a distance.
Mounting the Zoom Microphone
1
Align the mounting pin of the zoom
microphone with the mounting hole on
the camcorder, and slide the zoom
microphone in the direction of the arrow
until it locks into place.
Mounting hole
Mounting pin
2
Turn the screw in the direction of the
arrow to secure the zoom microphone.
Select a Zoom Microphone mode when the
zoom microphone is mounted.
Type of Zoom Microphone modes
AUTO: The camcorder automatically selects
the optimum sound according to the magnification of the zoom lens. When the zoom lens
is at a wide-angle setting, the built-in microphone is used to record sounds. As the zoom
magnification increases, the sounds from the
zoom microphone and built-in microphone
are mixed according to the zoom setting.
TELE: The zoom microphone is fixed to record
sounds at a distance. (The built-in microphone is turned off.)
OFF: The zoom microphone is turned off. (The
built-in microphone is on.)
1
Mount the zoom microphone to the
camcorder.
2
Set the camcorder to TAPE-CAMERA
mode.
3
Press the MENU/DISPLAY button until
the menu screen appears.
4
Select U, then press r on the Operation button. Select “ZOOM MIC” (1),
then press r (2).
Advanced Features
Screw
Selecting Zoom Microphone Mode
AUD I O SE T
AUD I O MODE
ZOOM M I C
AUTO
TELE
W I ND
OF F
Removing the zoom microphone
Turn the screw in the opposite direction than
when mounting, and then pull off the zoom
microphone.
5
Caution:
• Do not pick up the camcorder by the zoom
microphone, as this may cause the camcorder
or zoom microphone to break down.
• The selected zoom microphone mode is
displayed on the menu screen.
Z OOM M I C
6
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Press d or y to select the desired
zoom microphone mode, then press e.
AUTO
Press the MENU/DISPLAY button to
turn off the menu screen.
Note:
• When the camcorder is in Easy mode, the Zoom
Microphone mode is fixed to “AUTO” and cannot
be selected on the menu screen.
Windbreak
The windbreak function allows you to reduce
annoying noise from strong winds when
recording.
1
Set the camcorder to TAPE-CAMERA
mode.
2
Press the MENU/DISPLAY button until
the menu screen appears.
3
Select U, then press r on the Operation button. Select “WIND” (1), then
press r (2).
AUD I O SE T
AUD I O MODE
ZOOM M I C
OF F
W I ND
ON
4
A confirmation sound is made when you turn
on or off the Power switch, press the REC
START/STOP button, or perform other designated operations. Use the procedure below to
change the type of sound or to turn off the
confirmation sounds altogether.
Type of Confirmation Sound
Settings
CHIME: A chiming sound is made.
BEEP: An electronic beeping sound is made.
OFF: No confirmation sound is made.
1
Press the MENU/DISPLAY button until
the menu screen appears.
2
Select I, then press r on the
Operation button. Select “SOUND” (1),
then press r (2).
OTHERS
REMOT E
SOUND
T I ME CODE
T C OUT
DEMO MODE
L ANGUAGE
Press d or y to select “ON”, then
press e.
W I ND
ON
CH I ME
BE E P
OF F
Press the MENU/DISPLAY button to
turn off the menu screen.
To cancel Windbreak
3
Select “OFF” in step 4 above.
Note:
• Keep the windbreak function off during normal
recording. If it is left on, the recorded audio may
sound somewhat muffled when played back.
Press d or y to select the desired
sound setting, then press e.
SOUND
4
BE E P
Advanced Features
5
Setting the Confirmation
Sounds
Press the MENU/DISPLAY button to
turn off the menu screen.
Note:
• If “OFF” is selected, the sound effect of a
camera shutter closing in PHOTO SHOT mode
and CARD-CAMERA mode will also be turned
off.
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Advanced Features
Camera Recording
3
World Clock
The world clock function allows you to easily
adjust the clock to the local time when you use
the camcorder while travelling anywhere
around the world.
Select P, then press r on the
Operation button. Select “AREA” (1),
then press r (2).
CL OCK SE T
D I SPL AY
ARE A
DYL T SAVE
SE T T I NG
• Set the area, date and time for your home time
zone if they have not already been set (see
page 15).
2 0 NEW YORK
1 2H 2 4H
Example: Changing the clock from New York
time to Los Angeles time.
1
4
Set the camcorder to TAPE-CAMERA or
CARD-CAMERA mode.
• The camcorder is now set to Los
Angeles time.
AUTO
Press the MENU/DISPLAY button to
turn off the menu screen.
JUN. 2 . 2 0 0 2
1 0 : 3 0 AM
3 0min SP
Advanced Features
1 7 L. A.
ARE A
5
2
Press d or y (1) to select “17 L.A.”,
then press e (2).
JUN. 2 . 2 0 0 2
7 : 3 0 AM
3 0min SP
Press the MENU/DISPLAY button until
the menu screen appears.
Time Zone Chart
ANCHRGE
LONDON
MOSCOW
PARIS
CHICAGO
AZORES
NEW YORK
L. A.
DENVER
CAIRO
DUBAI
KARACHI
HAWAII
DACCA
HNGKNG
TOKYO
BANGKOK
CARACAS
FN ISL.
SOLOMON
SAMOA
RIO
SYDNEY
WLLNGTN
120˚
150˚
Area
number
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14
15
16
17
90˚
18
19
60˚
20
21
30˚
22
23
0˚
24
1
30˚
2
3
60˚
4
5
90˚
6
7
120˚
8
9
150˚
10
11
180˚
12
13
Area Table
Area number
Area name
Countries or areas*
LONDON
England, Morocco, GMT (Greenwich mean time)
2
PARIS
Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Portugal, CST (Continental Standard Time), Tunisia
3
CAIRO
Egypt, Finland, Greece, Turkey
4
MOSCOW
Ethiopia, Iraq, Kenya, Mauritius, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Russia
(Moscow)
5
DUBAI
United Arab Emirates
6
KARACHI
Maldives, Pakistan
7
DACCA
Bangladesh, India, Myanmar
8
BANGKOK
Cambodia, Indonesia (Jakarta), Thailand, Vietnam
9
HNGKNG
Australia (Perth), China, Hong Kong, Indonesia (Borneo, Bali), Malaysia,
Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan
10
TOKYO
Japan, Korea
11
SYDNEY
Australia (Sydney)
12
SOLOMON
New Caledonia
13
WLLNGTN
Fiji, New Zealand
14
SAMOA
Western Samoa
15
HAWAII
Hawaii Is., Tahiti, HST (Hawaii Standard Time)
16
ANCHRGE
U.S.A. (Alaska), AST (Alaska Standard Time)
17
L.A.
U.S.A. (Los Angeles, San Francisco), PST (Pacific Standard Time)
18
DENVER
U.S.A. (Denver), MST (Mountain Standard Time)
19
CHICAGO
Mexico (Mexico City), U.S.A. (Chicago), CST (Central Standard Time)
20
NEW YORK
Canada (Montreal), Jamaica, Peru, U.S.A. (New York, Washington D.C.),
EST (Eastern Standard Time)
21
CARACAS
Chile, Dominican Republic, Venezuela
22
RIO
Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay
23
FN ISL.
Fernando de Noronha
24
AZORES
Azores Islands
Advanced Features
1
*These are commonly used names. The formal names may be different.
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Advanced Features
Camera Recording
Selecting Daylight Saving
Time
5
Press the MENU/DISPLAY button to
turn off the menu screen.
• The Q indicator appears when the date/
time is displayed.
Perform the procedure below to advance the
clock of the camcorder one hour to daylight
saving time.
1
Set the camcorder to TAPE-CAMERA or
CARD-CAMERA mode.
3 0min SP
JUN. 2 . 2 0 0 2
1 1 : 3 0 AM
Daylight saving time indicator
AUTO
To reset to standard time
Select “OFF” in step 4 above.
3 0min SP
2
JUN. 2 . 2 0 0 2
1 0 : 3 0 AM
Press the MENU/DISPLAY button until
the menu screen appears.
Advanced Features
MANUAL SE T
MAN. FOCUS
SHU T. SP E ED
E XPOSURE
P I C. E F F E C T
SCE NE MENU
F ADE
QK. RE TURN
DI S
3
Select P, then press r on the
Operation button. Select “DYLT SAVE”
(1), then press r (2).
CL OCK SE T
D I SPL AY
ARE A
DYL T SAVE
SE T T I NG
OF F
ON
1 2H 2 4H
4
Press d or y to select “ON”, then
press e.
• The time automatically changes to daylight
saving time.
DY L T SAVE
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ON
Advanced Features
Playback
Playback Zoom
To cancel Playback Zoom
The playback zoom function allows you to
magnify the playback picture up to 10 times its
original size and to shift the magnified picture
by using the remote control (see pages 43 and
44 for use of the remote control).
ZOOM buttons
Press the ZOOM W button to zoom out to the
widest angle.
Notes:
• Use of Playback Zoom may cause a reduction in
picture quality for still images.
• Images in Playback Zoom mode cannot be
transferred via DV or PC connect cable to a
personal computer.
Shift buttons
• The example screens for this feature are for
TAPE-VCR mode.
1
During playback in TAPE-VCR (or
CARD-VCR) mode, press the ZOOM T
button to zoom in.
AUDIO1+ 2
2
Press the Shift q, w, a, or s button to
shift the displayed image.
Advanced Features
SP
AUDIO1+ 2
SP
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Advanced Features
Playback
Gamma Playback
Multiple Strobe Playback
The gamma playback function improves the
playback picture in TAPE-VCR mode by
increasing the brightness of the subject while
leaving the brighter portions of the image
unaffected.
The multiple strobe playback function can be
used to capture the action of a fast-moving
subject at intervals of 1/10 of a second using a
9- or 16-frame picture. This is useful when you
want to check your form in sports such as
tennis or golf.
GAMMA/BRIGHTER button
1
In TAPE-VCR mode, press the MENU/
DISPLAY button until the menu screen
appears.
2
Select V, then press r on the
Operation button. Select “MULTI
FRAME” (1), then press r (2).
During playback in TAPE-VCR mode, press the
GAMMA/BRIGHTER button once.
• “GAMMA1” appears, and the picture
becomes brighter.
PL AY BACK SE T
AUD I O DUB
AUD I O
P I C. E F F EC T
PB E F F EC T
MULTI FRAME OF F
9 FRAMES
1 6 FRAMES
GAMMA 1 AUDIO
DIO1+ 2
3
Advanced Features
SP
To obtain a brighter picture, press the GAMMA/
BRIGHTER button again.
• “GAMMA2” appears.
GAMMA 2 AUDIO
AUDIO11+ 2
SP
To cancel Gamma Playback
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Press d or y to select “9 FRAMES”
(9-frame picture) or “16 FRAMES” (16frame picture), then press e.
MULTI FRAME 1 6 FRAMES
4
Press the MENU/DISPLAY button to
turn off the menu screen, and then
begin playback.
5
Press the STILL button at
the point where you want to
begin the multiple strobe
playback.
• A multi-frame picture of the
image is displayed.
Press the GAMMA/BRIGHTER button until
“GAMMA1” and “GAMMA2” disappear.
To cancel Multiple Strobe Playback
Note:
• Gamma Playback has no effect during still
playback.
Note:
• Multiple Strobe Playback cannot be used
during video search, still or slow playback.
Press the STILL button again.
Playback Effects
Playback effects can be used to create an
interesting scene transition between a still
image and the following image during playback in TAPE-VCR mode.
Using Playback Effect
1
In TAPE-VCR mode, press the MENU/
DISPLAY button until the menu screen
appears.
2
Select V, then press r on the
Operation button. Select “PB EFFECT”
(1), then press r (2).
Type of Playback Effects
OVERLAP: A still image fades out as the next
image fades in, replacing the previous image.
The two scenes momentarily dissolve.
PL AY BACK SE T
AUD I O DUB
AUD I O
P I C. E F F EC T
PB E F F EC T OF F
MULTI FRAME OV ERL AP
W I PE
3
Press d or y to select “OVERLAP”
or “WIPE”, then press e.
PB E F F EC T
WIPE: A still image is replaced with the next
image first appearing in the middle of the
screen and gradually expanding to fill the
screen.
WIPE
Press the MENU/DISPLAY button to
turn off the menu screen.
5
Rewind or fast forward the tape to just
before the position where you want to
use the playback effect, and then begin
playback.
• The still image is replaced with the next
image with the selected playback effect.
To cancel the playback effect
Select “OFF” in step 3 above.
Preparation
Advanced Features
4
Notes:
• Playback effects will be canceled if Multiple
Strobe Playback is used thereafter.
• Scene transition does not occur if Playback
Zoom or Picture Effect Playback is used
thereafter.
• Playback effects will be canceled if the power
source is interrupted.
Plan the scene transition, and record still
images with the still recording function (see
page 39).
Notes:
• Playback effects can also be used to provide a
transition from a still image to a moving image.
• Record images for 6 seconds or longer. An
image recorded for less than 6 seconds may not
dissolve properly.
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Advanced Features
Playback
Picture Effect Playback
These picture effects let you play back images
with a more dramatic effect.
Type of Picture Effects
B/W: The picture is displayed in black-andwhite.
SEPIA: The picture is displayed in sepia color
similar to that of an old photograph.
MOSAIC*: The picture is divided up into tiles.
SOLARI: The contrast of the subject is
enhanced, creating a unique artistic image.
NEGA: The blacks and whites of the image are
reversed and colors of the image are
inverted.
*Available only in TAPE-VCR mode.
• The example screens for this feature are for
TAPE-VCR mode.
1
During playback in TAPE-VCR or CARDVCR mode, press the MENU/DISPLAY
button until the menu screen appears.
2
Select V, then press r on the
Operation button. Select “PIC. EFFECT”
(1), then press r (2).
Advanced Features
PL AY BACK SE T
AUD I O DUB
AUD I O
P I C. E F F EC T OF F
PB E F F EC T B W
MULTI FRAME SE P I A
MOSA I C
SOL AR I
NE GA
3
Press d or y to select the desired
picture effect, then press e.
P I C. E F F E C T B W
4
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Press the MENU/DISPLAY button to
turn off the menu screen.
To cancel Picture Effect Playback
Select “OFF” in step 3 above.
Notes:
• Images in Picture Effect Playback mode cannot
be transferred via DV or PC connecting cable to
a personal computer.
• Picture Effect Playback cannot be used with
Multiple Strobe Playback or Slide Show
Playback.
Picture/Backlight
Adjustments
Adjusting the Backlight
If the picture is difficult to see due to ambient
lighting or other factors, adjust the monitor
picture settings.
1
Press the MENU/DISPLAY button until
the menu screen appears.
2
Select O, then press r on the
Operation button. Press d or y to
select “BACKLIGHT” (1), then press r
(2).
• The example screens for this feature are for
TAPE-CAMERA mode.
L CD VF SE T
BACKL I GHT AUTO
L CD BR I GHT NORMAL
L CD COL OR BR I GHT
L CD T I NT
VF BR I GHT
Adjusting the Picture
1
Press the MENU/DISPLAY button until
the menu screen appears.
2
Press d or y to select O (1), then
press r (2) on the Operation button.
L CD VF SE T
BACKL I GHT AUT O
L CD BR I GHT
L CD COL OR
L CD T I NT
VF BR I GHT
3
Press d or y to select “AUTO”,
“NORMAL” or “BRIGHT”, then press e.
BACKL I GHT
Press d or y to select the item you
wish to adjust, then press r.
4
Press d or y to adjust the item to
the desired setting.
LCD BR I GHT
Darker
Brighter
LCD COL OR
Decrease
Increase
LCD T I NT
R
Red
4
G
Green
VF BR I GHT
Darker
Brighter
Note:
• Close the LCD monitor to turn on the
viewfinder when adjusting the “VF
BRIGHT”.
5
AUTO: The camcorder automatically
switches between “NORMAL” and
“BRIGHT” depending on the ambient
lighting. This mode is only available in
TAPE-CAMERA or CARD-CAMERA
mode.
NORMAL: For use indoors or under
moderate lighting conditions.
BRIGHT: For use outdoors under strong
lighting conditions, such as bright
daylight.
Press the MENU/DISPLAY button to
turn off the menu screen.
Advanced Features
3
BR I GHT
Note:
• When the color or tint is adjusted, the picture on
the LCD monitor may differ from the picture
actually recorded. Do not change the color and
tint settings unless it is necessary. (These
adjustments only affect the monitor picture, not
the recorded image.)
Press e, then press the MENU/
DISPLAY button to turn off the menu
screen.
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Advanced Features
Playback
Editing
Cutting Unwanted Sequences
Video editing lets you refine your videos by
removing unwanted sequences from your tape,
or transposing one sequence with another.
This camcorder lets you monitor the source
program on the built-in LCD monitor without
having to connect it to an external TV or video
monitor.
Connect the camcorder to a VCR with the
supplied audio/video cable, as shown.
Yellow: To video input jack
White: To audio input (L) jack
Red: To audio input (R) jack
Recording
1
Play back the tape to be edited on the
camcorder, and locate the beginning
and end of the sequence you wish to
cut. Write down the time code reading at
the beginning and end of that sequence
(see page 46). Then, rewind the tape to
before the beginning of the portion that
you wish to keep.
2
Load a video cassette into the recording
VCR.
3
Press y on the camcorder to begin
playback, and then press the Record
button on the VCR to begin recording.
4
Press the Pause/Still button on the VCR
to pause recording when the source
tape reaches the beginning of the
sequence to be cut.
5
Press the Pause/Still (or Record) button
on the VCR to resume recording when
the source tape reaches the end of the
sequence to be cut.
CHANNEL
PAUSE
/STILL
PLAY
STOP/
EJECT
POWER
TV/VCR SET UP
REC
To S-video input socket
Audio/video cable (supplied)
S-video cable (commercially available)
To S-VIDEO socket
Advanced Features
To stop editing
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Yellow: To VIDEO jack
White: To AUDIO L jack
Red: To AUDIO R jack
Playback
Notes:
• If your VCR has only one audio input jack, use
the white plug for the audio connection on the
VCR.
• If your VCR has an S-video input socket, you can
use a commercially available S-video cable for
the video connection. (The yellow video plug
does not need to be connected to the VCR.)
Press d on the camcorder and press the Stop
button on the VCR.
Notes:
• Some of the transitions between edited
sequences may be slightly off.
• There may be picture noise during video search
or still playback. This does not imply a defect in
the camcorder.
• The time code display will be recorded along
with the edited sequences if the TC OUT item is
set to “ON”. Set to “OFF” before editing (see
page 46).
Recording from an External
Source
To Record from an External Source
1
Set the camcorder to TAPE-VCR mode.
You can use this camcorder to record or edit
videos from another source, such as a VCR, TV,
or video disc player.
2
Begin playback on the source equipment
connected to the camcorder.
Connect the camcorder to the source equipment with the supplied audio/video cable, as
shown.
Recording
• Check the camcorder screen to see if
the picture is being properly received.
3
Press the REC START/STOP button on
the camcorder.
• The camcorder enters the Recording
Standby mode.
To S-VIDEO socket
4
Yellow: To VIDEO jack
White: To AUDIO L jack
Red: To AUDIO R jack
S-video cable (commercially available)
Audio/video cable (supplied)
Press y on the Operation button to
begin recording.
Notes:
• To pause recording, press y. Press y
again to resume recording.
• To operate by remote control, perform steps 1
and 2 above, and press the TAPE REC START/
STOP button, then press the PAUSE/STILL
button (g).
• If “NO SIGNAL” is displayed on the camcorder
screen, check that the S-video cable or audio/
video cable is properly connected.
To stop recording
Press d on the Operation button.
Playback
TV with monitor output
VCR
Advanced Features
To S-video output
socket
Yellow: To video output jack
White: To audio output (L) jack
Red: To audio output (R) jack
Video disc player
Notes:
• If the source equipment has only one audio
output jack, use the white plug for the audio
connection on the source equipment. (The input
audio will only be recorded on the left channel of
the tape.)
• If the source equipment has an S-video input
socket, you can use a commercially available Svideo cable for the video connection. (The yellow
video plug does not need to be connected to the
VCR.)
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Advanced Features
Playback
Editing with the DV Terminal
(IEEE1394)
This camcorder enables you to perform digital
video editing. Connect the camcorder to video
equipment with a DV terminal using a commercially available DV cable. A DV cable is able to
transfer all dubbing signals including video
and audio.
Video equipment
with DV terminal
(e.g. DV camcorder)
To DV terminal
DV cable
(commercially available)
To Record from Video Equipment
1
Set the camcorder to TAPE-VCR mode,
and insert a Mini DV cassette.
2
Begin playback on the video equipment
connected to the camcorder.
• Check the camcorder screen to see if
the picture is being properly received.
3
Press the REC START/STOP button on
the camcorder.
• The camcorder enters the Recording
Standby mode.
4
Press y on the Operation button to
begin recording.
To stop recording
Press d on the Operation button.
Cutting Unwanted Sequences
To DV terminal
Advanced Features
To Record to Video Equipment
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See “Cutting Unwanted Sequences” on page
65, using the video equipment as the recording
source.
Note:
• Make sure that the video equipment to which
you are recording can input dubbing signals via
the DV terminal.
1
Press y to pause recording when the
source tape reaches the beginning of
the sequence to be cut.
2
Press y to resume recording when
the source tape reaches the end of the
sequence to be cut.
Notes:
• Make sure that the video equipment from which
you are recording can output dubbing signals
via the DV terminal.
• If the video equipment is not set to the playback
mode or the DV cable is not properly connected,
“NO SIGNAL” is displayed on the camcorder
screen.
• If no picture or sound is input to the camcorder
even if the DV cable is properly connected and
you are playing back the source media from the
video equipment, set the Power switch on the
camcorder to OFF and then back to VCR, or
disconnect the DV cable and connect it again.
• If a digital video recording with a copyright
protection signal is used as the playback source,
“COPYRIGHT PROTECTED.” appears on the
camcorder monitor and the recording function is
disabled (see page 88).
Audio Dubbing Feature
You can add narration to recordings made with
this camcorder, while preserving the original
audio and video recordings.
Microphone for Audio Dubbing
You can use the built-in stereo microphone to
record narration.
Audio Recording
In normal recording mode
12-bit audio recording
The audio is recorded in stereo on Audio 1.
Audio 1: Stereo (left and right) sound
Audio 2: No audio
16-bit audio recording
The audio is recorded in stereo with the left and
right sound on two separate channels.
Audio 1: Left sound
Audio 2: Right sound
In Audio Dubbing mode
Built-in stereo microphone
Note:
• Audio dubbing cannot be performed via the DV
terminal.
12-bit audio recording
The dubbed audio is recorded on Audio 2.
Audio 1: Original stereo (left and right) sound
Audio 2: Dubbed stereo (left and right) sound
16-bit audio recording
The dubbed audio is recorded on Audio 2 over
the original right sound. Both the dubbed and
original sounds are in mono.
Audio 1: Original left sound
Audio 2: Dubbed sound
Note:
• You can select the 12-bit or 16-bit audio
recording mode by performing the procedure on
page 31.
Advanced Features
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Advanced Features
Playback
Audio Dubbing
To pause audio dubbing
1
Press e.
Play back the recorded Mini DV cassette
and locate the tape position where you
wish to start audio dubbing.
2
Press y to pause playback.
Press the MENU/DISPLAY button. The audio
dubbing screen disappears.
3
Press the MENU/DISPLAY button until
the menu screen appears.
If you wish to change the dubbed audio
or dub additional scenes
4
Select V, then press r on the
Operation button. Select “AUDIO DUB”
(1), then press r (2).
1
Press the MENU/DISPLAY button to
turn off the audio dubbing screen.
2
Repeat steps 1 to 5 above.
• The audio dubbing screen appears.
PL AY BACK SE T
AUD I O DUB
AUD I O
P I C. E F F EC T
PB E F F EC T
MULTI F RAME
Advanced Features
AUDIO1+ 2
AUD I O DUB
S T ART
S T OP
CANC E L
5
MENU D I SP L AY
Press e to begin audio dubbing.
Record your narration.
AUDIO1+ 2
AUD I O DUB
S T ART
S T OP
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To quit audio dubbing
Notes:
• Audio dubbing cannot be used with recordings made in LP mode.
• It is recommended that you use Audio Dubbing
only with recordings made with this camcorder.
Use of recordings made with other digital video
equipment may result in poor audio quality.
• Audio dubbing will automatically pause if the
original audio changes from 12-bit mode to 16bit mode or vice versa. Press e to resume
operation.
• Audio dubbing will automatically stop if a portion
recorded in LP mode or an unrecorded portion
of the tape is encountered.
• You can play back the dubbed audio and the
original audio together or separately (see
“Selecting the Audio Playback Mode” on next
page).
Selecting the Audio Playback
Mode
You can select any of the following audio
playback modes.
Audio 1+2
• 12-bit recording in stereo (Audio 1 and Audio
2 channels)
• 16-bit recording in stereo (left and right
channels)
1
Play back a Mini DV cassette with
dubbed audio.
2
Press the MENU/DISPLAY button until
the menu screen appears.
3
Select V, then press r on the
Operation button. Select “AUDIO” (1),
then press r (2).
PL AY BACK SE T
AUD I O DUB
AUD I O
1+2
P I C. E F F EC T 1
PB E F F EC T 2
MULTI F RAME
Audio 1
• 12-bit recording in stereo (Audio 1 channel
only)
• 16-bit recording in mono (left channel only)
Audio 2
• 12-bit recording in stereo (Audio 2 channel
only)
• 16-bit recording in mono (right channel only)
4
Press d or y to select the desired
audio playback mode, then press e.
AUD I O
5
1+2
Press the MENU/DISPLAY button to
turn off the menu screen.
• The selected audio playback mode
indicator is displayed.
AUDIO1+ 2
Note:
• The audio playback mode indicator, “AUDIO”, is
displayed in different colors depending on the
recording mode (12- or 16-bit) used for the
recording being played back. A white display
indicates 12-bit recording mode, and a green
display, 16-bit recording mode.
Advanced Features
Audio playback
mode indicator
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Advanced Features
Playback
Configuring Software for
PC Connection
This camcorder can transfer still playback
images in TAPE-VCR mode or still images in
TAPE-CAMERA and CARD modes to a
personal computer by using the supplied Video
Capture Software.
Connecting the camcorder to a
Personal Computer
1
Turn off the PC.
2
Connect the camcorder as shown below.
• Before connecting the camcorder to the
PC, make sure that the PC power is off
to insure that images are transferred
properly.
System Requirements
To RS-232C port
(D-sub 9-pin port)
• IBM PC/AT or compatible with Intelb Pentiumb
133 MHz or faster processor
• Microsoft Windowsb 95B, Windowsb 95C,
Windowsb 98, Windowsb 98 Second Edition,
Windowsb 2000 Professional*, or Windowsb
Me operating system
• 32 MB or more of RAM
• 9 MB minimum of available hard-disk space
• SVGA (800 K 600 pixels) color display
monitor with 16-bit color or higher
• CD-ROM drive (for installation)
• RS-232C serial port
• Mouse or other pointing device
PC connecting cable (supplied)
Advanced Features
* In the Windowsb 2000 Professional environment, only the system administrator has
installation access rights.
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Installing the Software
1
Turn on the PC and start up Windows.
2
Insert the CD-ROM of the Video Capture
Software into the CD-ROM drive.
3
Double click on the “My Computer” icon.
4
Double click on the “CD-ROM” drive
icon.
5
Double click on the “Setup.exe” file.
6
Follow the instructions as they appear
on the PC monitor until the installation is
complete.
7
Restart the PC.
To PC connection jack
3
Turn on the PC.
Notes:
• It is recommended to use the AC adapter/battery
charger as a power source for extended periods
of use.
• Images with the following functions cannot be
transferred to a personal computer.
— TAPE-VCR/CARD-VCR mode: Playback Zoom,
Picture Effect Playback
— TAPE-CAMERA/CARD-CAMERA mode: Digital
Zoom, Digital Picture Effects, Scene Menu
• Using a commercially available floppy disk
adapter or PC card adapter, it is possible to
directly transfer still images on a SmartMedia
card to a PC (see page 85).
• To edit still images transferred with the Video
Capture Software, use a commercially available
image editing software.
3
Double click on the “CD-ROM” drive
icon.
4
Double click on the “Acroread” folder.
5
Double click on the desired language
version.
Note:
• For the latest product information, be sure to
read the “Readme” text file located in the
“Readme” folder of the Video Capture Software
CD-ROM. Select the “Readme” text file you
prefer. The letters between “Readme” and “.txt”
define the language; for example, “en” in
“Readmeen.txt” stands for English, etc.
6
Follow the instructions as they appear
on the PC monitor until the installation is
complete.
7
Restart the PC.
Installing Adobe Acrobat Reader
1
Insert the CD-ROM of the Video Capture
Software into the CD-ROM drive.
2
Double click on the “My Computer” icon.
3
Double click on the “CD-ROM” drive
icon.
Using the Software
For tips on how to use the Video Capture
Software, refer to the operation manual located
on the CD-ROM in PDF format. Follow the steps
below to open the PDF file containing the
manual.
Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.0 or later is required
for viewing the PDF manual of the Video
Capture Software. If the Adobe Acrobat Reader
is not installed on your PC, perform steps
below to install one.
Language
Opening the PDF Manual
File name
Chinese, Simplified
ar40chs.exe
4
Double click on the “Manual” folder.
Chinese, Traditional
ar405cht.exe
Dutch
ar405dut.exe
5
Double click on the PDF file of the
desired language version.
English
ar405eng.exe
French
ar405fre.exe
German
ar405deu.exe
Italian
ar405ita.exe
Korean
ar405kor.exe
Portugese, Brazilian
ar405por.exe
Spanish, Castilian
ar405esl.exe
Swedish
ar405swe.exe
Insert the CD-ROM of the Video Capture
Software into the CD-ROM drive.
2
Double click on the “My Computer” icon.
Note:
• If the PDF file does not open, Adobe Acrobat
Reader may not be properly installed. Refer to
the steps of “Installing Adobe Acrobat Reader”
to check the installation procedure.
Advanced Features
1
• Adobe Acrobat Reader launches and
the selected PDF manual opens.
Printing the PDF Manual
Print out the PDF manual so that you can
consult it whenever necessary.
1
Open the PDF manual.
2
Select “Print” in the “File” menu.
Note:
• The menu expressions such as “Print” and
“File” may vary according to the language
version of Adobe Acrobat Reader installed
on the PC.
3
Select your print settings, then click
“OK”.
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SmartMedia
Card Features
SmartMedia Card Features
Camera Recording
Camera
Recording
Inserting and Removing a
SmartMedia Card
(Commercially available)
5
Close the card slot cover.
Inserting a SmartMedia Card
1
Make sure that the Power switch is set
to OFF.
2
Open the LCD monitor.
Removing a SmartMedia Card
Perform steps 1 and 2 above, and then pull the
SmartMedia card straight out as shown below.
Card slot cover
3
Open the card slot cover in the direction
of the arrow.
Note:
• Be sure not to apply pressure to the card slot
cover, as the camcorder may not record the still
image properly.
Insert a SmartMedia card into the slot
as shown below, and push it in as far as
it will go.
SmartMedia Card
Features
4
Chipped corner
Contact area
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Card Recording
6
It is possible to take a still picture in the same
way as you do with a standard camera and
record that image on the SmartMedia card
(commercially available).
Adjust the Power Zoom
control to frame the
subject as you desire.
7
Press the STILL button to
begin recording.
Media Selection switch
• The S indicator flashes
red while data is being
recorded on the
SmartMedia card, and
returns to white when recording completes.
AUTO
CARD
STILL button
Power Zoom control
10 90
Notes:
• Recording under insufficient lighting may result
in blurred images. It is recommended that you
use a tripod to record insufficiently illuminated
subjects.
• Recording under the light of a fluorescent,
mercury, or sodium lamp may cause flickering in
the image and, depending on the timing of the
shot, may result in changes to color hue in the
image.
Power switch
Insert a SmartMedia card into the
camcorder.
2
Remove the lens cap, and lift up the
viewfinder.
3
Set the Media Selection
switch to CARD.
4
Hold down the Lock button and set the
Power switch to CAMERA.
• The picture from the lens is now
displayed in the viewfinder.
Number of shots taken
Caution:
• Do not turn the power off while the S indicator
is flashing in step 6.
SmartMedia Card
Features
1
1 0 90
Number of shots remaining
Lock button
5
Perform steps in “Selecting a still
recording effect” to select the desired
still recording effect (see page 40).
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SmartMedia Card Features
Camera Recording
Selecting the Picture
Resolution
1
In CARD-CAMERA mode, press the
MENU/DISPLAY button until the menu
screen appears.
The picture quality of still images recorded on
the SmartMedia card depends on the resolution setting. Select the appropriate setting to
match the purpose of recording.
2
Select Y, then press r on the
Operation button. Select “REC MODE”
(1), then press r (2).
CAMERA SE T
RE C MODE
SNAP E F F.
DG T L ZOOM
Type of resolution settings
NORMAL: Records images with standard
picture quality.
FINE: Records images with higher quality than
in NORMAL mode but with a lower number of
recordable images.
ECONOMY: Allows you to take more shots than
in NORMAL mode but with a lower quality.
3
Approximate number of recordable
images for each resolution setting
Resolution setting
Capacity of
SmartMedia
FINE
ECONOMY
card
NORMAL
8 MB
104
65
195
16 MB
211
132
395
32 MB
424
265
795
64 MB
849
531
1,592
SmartMedia Card
Features
Note:
• The number of recordable images differs
depending on the combination of resolution
settings being used and the images being shot.
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Press d or y to select the desired
setting, then press e.
RE C MODE
4
NORMAL
F I NE
E CONOMY
NORMAL
Press the MENU/DISPLAY button to
turn off the menu screen.
• The selected resolution setting indicator
is displayed.
NORMAL
10 90
Resolution setting indicator
Note:
• The resolution setting indicator is also displayed
in CARD-VCR mode. The resolution setting
indicator displayed during playback is based on
the amount of data for that recorded image.
Since the amount of data differs depending on
factors such as image detail, sometimes the
resolution setting indicator displayed during
playback may not match the resolution setting
used during recording.
Recording with the Self-timer
The self-timer function allows you to record
images after a time-lag of 10 seconds. This is
convenient when you want to record an image
of you and your friends together.
1
In CARD-CAMERA mode, press the
MENU/DISPLAY button until the menu
screen appears.
MANUAL S E T
MAN. FOCUS
SHU T. SP E ED
E XPOSURE
P I C. E F F E C T
SC E NE MENU
SE L F T I MER
DI S
2
AUTO
• The self-timer operating indicator flashes
while the timer counts down.
• The shutter will be automatically released
10 seconds after, and a still image of the
subject is recorded.
Self-timer operating indicator
AUTO
CARD
NORMAL
10 90
C ANCE L
[ ST I LL ]
CARD
Notes:
• When recording with the self-timer, stabilize the
camcorder in the horizontal plane by attaching it
to a tripod, etc.
• To cancel the self-timer, press the STILL button
again in step 3 above.
• Self-timer mode will be canceled after recording
one image. Repeat steps 1 to 3 to record
another image with the self-timer.
Caution:
• Do not turn the power off or remove the
SmartMedia card once the self-timer operating
indicator begins flashing.
CARD
10 90
SmartMedia Card
Features
NORMAL
C ANCE L
[
BUT TON]
Frame the subject, and then press the
STILL button to set the timer.
CARD
Select T, then press r on the
Operation button. Select “SELF TIMER”
(1), then press r (2).
MANUAL SE T
MAN. FOCUS
SHU T. SP E ED
E XPOSURE
P I C. E F F E C T
SCE NE MENU
SE L F T I MER
DI S
3
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SmartMedia Card Features
Camera Recording
4
Formatting a SmartMedia
Card
In order to use a commercially available
SmartMedia card with this camcorder, formatting is necessary before its first use. You also
need to format a SmartMedia card when one of
the following warning indicators appears, in
order to use the card with the camcorder.
• “FORMAT MEMORY CARD”
• “MEMORY CARD ERROR”
• “MEMORY CARD READ ERROR”
• “CANNOT STORE DATA”
OTHERS
REMOT E
FORMAT
SOUND
DEMO MODE
L ANGUAGE
Cautions:
• Formatting a SmartMedia card deletes all
images on the card including the deleteprotected images. Be sure to copy important
data on your computer or other media before
formatting the card (see pages 71 and 72).
• Do not remove the power source during
formatting, as this may cause damage to the
camcorder or SmartMedia card. It is recommended that you use the AC outlet for the power
supply.
Insert a SmartMedia card to be formatted into the camcorder.
2
Set the camcorder to CARD-CAMERA
mode.
SmartMedia Card
Features
3
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F ORMA T
AL L DA T A WI L L
BE E RASE D.
YES [
NO [
Press y to begin formatting.
AL L DA TA WI L L
BE ERASED.
YE S [
NO [
Press the MENU/DISPLAY button until
the menu screen appears.
MANUAL SE T
MAN. FOCUS
SHU T. SP E ED
E XPOSURE
P I C. E F F E C T
SCE NE MENU
SE L F T I MER
DI S
BUT TON]
BUT TON]
• To cancel formatting, press d.
5
1
Select I, then press r on the
Operation button. Select “FORMAT” (1),
then press r (2) to display the format
screen.
BUT TON]
BUT TON]
OTHERS
REMOT E
FORMAT
SOUND
DEMO MODE
L ANGUAGE
CARD
6
Press the MENU/DISPLAY button to
turn off the menu screen.
Notes:
• Use this camcorder to format a SmartMedia
card. The camcorder may not recognize the
images on a card formatted by a computer or
other equipment.
• You cannot format a SmartMedia card with a
write-protect seal affixed.
SmartMedia Card Features
Playback
4
Card Playback
It is possible to play back and view still images
recorded on a SmartMedia card on the LCD
monitor.
Press e or r on the Operation button
to move the selection frame to the
desired image.
• Each time you press e or r, the
selection frame moves backward or
forward.
Media Selection switch
Selection frame
Power switch
1
2
3
4
5
6
Operation button
1
Open the LCD monitor and adjust the
angle.
2
Set the Media Selection
switch to CARD.
3
Hold down the Lock button and set the
Power switch to VCR.
• The images recorded on the
SmartMedia card are displayed in a
thumbnail format.
1 2
NORMAL
10 0 - 0 0 0 3
Notes:
• You can display a thumbnail of the previous
(or next) 6 images by pressing e (or r)
when the selection frame is on the image at
the top left (or bottom right).
• Holding down e or r increases the
speed of motion of the selection frame.
5
Press y.
• The selected image is displayed in fullscreen.
Total thumbnail pages
1
2
3
4
5
6
Lock button
10 0 - 0 0 0 3
CARD
NORMAL
3 10
1 2
NORMAL
10 0 - 0 0 0 6
Image number
Available Operations during Fullscreen Display
• You can display the full-screen picture of the
previous or next image by pressing e or r.
• To return to a thumbnail of the images,
press d.
SmartMedia Card
Features
Page number
Note:
• Depending on the amount of data for the
recorded image, the resolution setting indicator
displayed during playback may not match the
resolution setting used during recording.
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SmartMedia Card Features
Playback
5
Slide Show Playback
• Beginning from the image selected in
step 2, the recorded images will be
displayed in full-screen one after
another in order of recording.
It is possible to automatically play back
consecutive still images recorded on a
SmartMedia card at intervals of 5 seconds.
This is useful when confirming the data
recorded on a SmartMedia card.
SL I DE SHOW
CARD
1
Set the camcorder to CARD-VCR mode.
2
Press e or r to select the image from
which you want to begin slide show
playback.
1
2
3
4
5
6
CANCE L [
Press the MENU/DISPLAY button to
turn off the menu screen, then press d
to display a thumbnail of images.
To stop Slide Show Playback
3
Press the MENU/DISPLAY button until
the menu screen appears.
4
Select S, then press r on the
Operation button. Select “SLIDE SHOW”
(1), then press r (2).
PL AY BACK SE T
SL I DE SHOW
P I C. E F F EC T
PROT E C T
DE L E T E
DE L E T E AL L
PR I . ORDER
SmartMedia Card
Features
BUT TON]
After playing back all the images on the
SmartMedia card once, Slide Show
Playback automatically stops.
6
1 2
NORMAL
10 0 - 0 0 0 3
SL I DE SHOW
CARD
STA RT [
CANCE L [
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Press y.
BUT TON]
BUT TON]
During slide show playback, press d, then
press the MENU/DISPLAY button to turn off the
menu screen.
4
Delete-protection
Press y to set the protection.
• The R indicator appears.
It is possible to prevent your important images
recorded on the SmartMedia card from being
accidentally erased.
1
In CARD-VCR mode, press the MENU/
DISPLAY button until the menu screen
appears.
2
Select S, then press r on the
Operation button. Select “PROTECT”
(1), then press r (2).
PL AY BACK SE T
SL I DE SHOW
P I C. E F F EC T
PROT E C T
DE L E T E
DE L E T E AL L
PR I . ORDE R
Delete-protection indicator
1
2
3
4
5
6
1 2
PROT E C T
NORMAL
SET
[
BUT
BU TON]
N]
CANCE L [
CAN
END
BU
BUT TON]
N] 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 4
• If you want to protect another image,
repeat steps 3 and 4.
CARD
5
Press d, then press the MENU/
DISPLAY button to turn off the menu
screen.
To cancel the protection setting
1
1
2
3
4
5
6
PROT E C T
1 2
NORMAL
SET
[
BUT TON]
CANCE L [
END
BUT TON] 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 6
3
Press the e or r to select the image
to be protected.
Select the image for which the protection setting is to be canceled in step 3
above.
1
2
3
4
5
6
1 2
PROT E C T
NORMAL
SET
[
BUT TON]
CANCE L [
END
BUT TON] 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 4
2
Press y to cancel the protection.
• The R indicator disappears.
2
3
1
2
3
4
5
6
4
5
6
1 2
PROT E C T
NORMAL
SET
[
BUT TON]
END
[
BUT TON] 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 4
1 2
PROT E C T
NORMAL
SET
[
BUT TON]
CANCE L [
END
BUT TON] 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 4
3
SmartMedia Card
Features
1
Press d, then press the MENU/
DISPLAY button to turn off the menu
screen.
Note:
• Formatting a SmartMedia card deletes all
images on it, including the ones with the deleteprotection setting.
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SmartMedia Card Features
Playback
4
Deleting One Stored Image
Press y to set the image.
• To cancel deletion, press d.
You can delete unwanted images to free up
memory of a SmartMedia card for new images.
DEL E T E
Note:
• Deleted images cannot be restored. Check
whether or not you want the images before
performing the procedure below.
1
2
DEL E T E ?
In CARD-VCR mode, press the MENU/
DISPLAY button until the menu screen
appears.
YE S [
NO [
5
Select S, then press r on the
Operation button. Select “DELETE” (1),
then press r (2).
PL AY BACK SE T
SL I DE SHOW
P I C. E F F EC T
PROT E C T
DE L E T E
DE L E T E AL L
PR I . ORDER
N]
BUT TON]
BUT TON]
N]
Press y to delete the image.
1
2
3
4
5
6
CARD
DE L E T E
SET
[
END
[
1 2
NORMAL
BUT TON]
BUT TON] 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 3
• If you want to delete another image,
repeat steps 3 to 5.
6
1
2
3
4
5
6
SmartMedia Card
Features
DE L E T E
SET
[
END
[
3
1 2
NORMAL
BUT
BU TON]
N]
BUT
N] 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 6
BU TON]
Press e or r to select the image to
be deleted.
1
2
3
4
5
6
DE L E T E
SET
[
CANCE L [
END
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1 2
NORMAL
BUT TON]
BUT TON] 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 3
Press d, then press the MENU/
DISPLAY button to turn off the menu
screen.
Notes:
• The protected images cannot be deleted.
Cancel the protection setting to delete the image
(see page 80).
• You cannot delete images on the SmartMedia
card with a write-protect seal affixed.
Caution:
• Do not turn the power off while deleting an
image.
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Deleting All Stored Images
DE L E T E AL L
You can delete all images stored on a
SmartMedia card in one operation.
Notes:
• Deleted images cannot be restored. Check
whether or not you want the images before
performing the procedure below.
• If you want to keep some images on the
SmartMedia card, first delete-protect them (see
page 80), and then perform the procedure
below.
1
In CARD-VCR mode, press the MENU/
DISPLAY button until the menu screen
appears.
PL AY BACK SE T
SL I DE SHOW
P I C. E F F EC T
PROT E C T
DE L E T E
DE L E T E AL L
PR I . ORDE R
2
CARD
Select S, then press r on the
Operation button. Select “DELETE ALL”
(1), then press r (2).
PL AY BACK SE T
SL I DE SHOW
P I C. E F F EC T
PROT E C T
DE L E T E
DE L E T E AL L
PR I . ORDE R
CARD
NOW DE L E T I NG
1
2
3
4
5
6
1 1
NORMAL
10 0 - 0 0 0 4
Notes:
• The protected images cannot be deleted.
Cancel the protection setting to delete the image
(see page 80).
• You cannot delete images on the SmartMedia
card with a write-protect seal affixed.
• Deleting all stored images will not erase DPOF
(see page 83) assigned images with deleteprotection setting.
Caution:
• Do not turn the power off while deleting images.
SmartMedia Card
Features
DE L E T E AL L
Press y to delete all the images.
DEL E T E AL L ?
YES [
NO [
BUT TON]
BUT TON]
• To cancel deletion, press d.
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SmartMedia Card Features
Playback
3
Print Order
The print order function allows you to add print
information called DPOF to still images
recorded on a SmartMedia card.
PL AY BACK SE T
CARD
SL I DE SHOW
P I C. E F F EC T
PROT E C T
DE L E T E
DE L E T E AL L
PR I . ORDE R PR I . SE L E C T
PR I . AL L
PR I . NONE
CANC E L
About DPOF
DPOF is an abbreviation of “Digital Print Order
Format”. This format defines print information
such as the specified number of pages to be
printed. In the future, it will be possible to easily
print still images using the DPOF feature when
you use a DPOF-compatible printer or visit a
shop with a service for printing DPOF images.
Notes:
• It is possible to print an image even if no print
order has been assigned.
• You cannot assign a print order to images on a
SmartMedia card with a write-protect seal
affixed.
In CARD-VCR mode, press the MENU/
DISPLAY button until the menu screen
appears.
2
Select S, then press r on the
Operation button. Select “PRI. ORDER”
(1), then press r (2).
SmartMedia Card
Features
PL AY BACK SE T
CARD
SL I DE SHOW
P I C. E F F EC T
PROT E C T
DE L E T E
DE L E T E AL L
PR I . ORDER PR I . SE L E C T
PR I . AL L
PR I . NONE
CANC E L
1
2
3
4
5
6
PR I NT
SET
[
CANCE
END L [
Assigning Print Order to an Image
1
Press d or y (1) to select “PRI.
SELECT”, then press e (2) to display
a thumbnail of the recorded images.
4
Press e or r (1) to select the image
to which you want to assign a print
order, then press y (2).
1
2
3
4
5
6
PR I NT
SET
[
E ND
[
5
1 2
NORMAL
BUT TON]
BUT TON] 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 6
0
1 2
NORMAL
BUT
BU TON]
N]
BUT
N] 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 4
BU TON]
Press e or r to select the number of
printouts.
• 1 through 99 can be set for the number
of printouts.
1
2
3
4
5
6
PR I NT
SET
[
E ND
[
2
1 2
NORMAL
BUT TON]
BUT TON] 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 4
Number of printouts
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6
Press y to set the print order, then
press d.
• The M indicator appears.
• If you want to assign another print order,
repeat steps 4 to 6.
Print order indicator
P
1
2
3
4
5
6
PR I NT
SET
[
E ND
[
7
Assigning Print Order to All Images
1
Perform steps 1 and 2 in “Assigning
Print Order to an Image”.
2
Press d or y (1) to select “PRI.
ALL”, then press e (2).
1
P
2
P
3
P
4
P
5
P
6
1 2
NORMAL
BUT TON]
BUT TON] 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 4
Press d, then press the MENU/
DISPLAY button to turn off the menu
screen.
1 2
NORMAL
10 0 - 0 0 0 6
To cancel the print order for all images
1
Perform steps 1 and 2 in “Assigning
Print Order to an Image”.
2
Press d or y (1) to select “PRI.
NONE”, then press e (2) to cancel the
print order for all images.
To cancel the print order for an image
1
Select the image for which you want to
cancel the print order in step 4 above,
then press y.
2
Press e (1) to select “0”, and press
y (2), then press d.
• The M indicator disappears.
P
P
1
2
3
4
5
6
PL AY BACK SE T
CARD
SL I DE SHOW
P I C. E F F EC T
PROT E C T
DE L E T E
DE L E T E AL L
PR I . ORDER PR I . SE L E C T
PR I . AL L
PR I . NONE
CANC E L
• The M indicators are turned off.
PR I NT
SET
[
E ND
[
2
3
4
5
6
1 2
NORMAL
BUT TON]
BUT TON] 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 4
SmartMedia Card
Features
1
PR I NT
SET
[
E ND
[
3
0
1 2
NORMAL
BUT TON]
BUT TON] 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 4
Press d, then press the MENU/
DISPLAY button to turn off the menu
screen.
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SmartMedia Card Features
Playback
Transferring the Data on a
SmartMedia Card to a
Computer
Adapters for the SmartMedia Card
Via a floppy
disk adapter
To floppy
disk drive
In addition to using the supplied PC connecting cable, it is possible to directly transfer still
images on the SmartMedia card by using a
commercially available floppy disk adapter or
PC card adapter.
Image Folders and File Names
Still images recorded using the camcorder are
stored on a SmartMedia card as shown below.
DCIM • • • • • • Folder of still images
100SHARP
Sub-folder of still
images
Serial number
(100 to 999)
DVC00001.JPG
SmartMedia Card
Features
DVC00002.JPG
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Still image
Via a PC card
adapter
To PC card
slot
Notes:
• Be careful when using a floppy disk adapter as it
is possible to write and erase data even when a
write-protect seal is affixed to the SmartMedia
card.
• Remove the write-protect seal from the
SmartMedia card before inserting the card to a
PC card adapter.
• For details, see the operation manuals of the
computer, floppy disk adapter, and PC card
adapter.
Appendix
Useful Information
Hints for Better Shooting
• Position the subject in the center of the
scene. When you are using auto focus,
whatever is in the center of the scene is kept
in focus.
Lighting
For clear, good-quality recording, 500 to
100,000 lux is needed. Recording is possible
with less light, but the picture quality may
suffer. Adequate lighting is also essential for
correct white balance.
Brightness
(Lux)
Situation (Lux)
Blue sky
100,000
• Avoid backlit subjects. For the best picture,
shoot with the light source behind you.
When the background is brighter than the
subject, the subject often becomes too dark.
If you have to record with this lighting, use
Gamma Brightness Compensation or correct
the exposure level to improve the picture (see
pages 33 and 51).
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Cloudy day, one hour after sunrise (2,000)
Clear day, one hour before sunset (1,000)
Fluorescent light near window (1,000)
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Factory floor (700–800)
Sales counter in department store (500–700)
Bowling alley (500)
Library (400–500)
Office with fluorescent lighting (400–500)
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Fluorescent desk lamp (400)
Flashlight at 3 ft (1 m) (250)
Shop stairway (100)
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During intermission at movie theater (15–35)
Cigarette lighter at 1 ft (30 cm) (15–20)
Candles on birthday cake at 8 inches (20 cm) (10–15)
Candlelight
Note: The figures in the chart are approximations.
Tips on good lighting
In most outdoor, daytime scenes, natural
lighting is adequate for home videos. Indoors,
however, artificial lighting is usually required.
Video lights with halogen lamps provide the
most natural artificial light over a long operating
life.
Appendix
Note:
• It may take longer to focus when zooming and
panning are used frequently.
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10,000
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Backlighting
• Before zooming, think about how to best
frame the shot. Frequent zooming produces
unattractive pictures. It also increases the
battery power consumption.
• When image shaking is noticeable during
zoomed-in telephoto shooting, use a tripod or
push the Power Zoom control to the W side to
zoom out.
• Horizontal panning (lateral movement) and
tilting (vertical movement) should be done
slowly to emphasize the wide expanse of a
scene or the height of a building, and to
make scenes easy to watch during playback.
• Use a wide-angle setting for fast-moving
subjects.
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Clear day at 3 pm (35,000)
Cloudy day at noon (32,000)
Cloudy day at 10 am (25,000)
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Light from behind
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Clear day at 10 am (65,000)
Optimal lighting range
Position the subject in Focus manually when you
the center.
need to position the
subject off center (see
pages 47 and 48).
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Appendix
DV Technology
Digital video, DV, is a revolutionary technology
that enables recording and playback of high
quality images with the use of special digital
features previously unavailable with conventional analog formats.
• High horizontal resolution
Detailed, accurate images with the highest
level of horizontal resolution for home use.
• Clear color reproduction with virtually no
color contamination
Provides three times the color resolution of
conventional VCRs (based on Sharp models).
Clear images with virtually no distracting
color contamination (which usually appears
as red).
• Standard use of TBC (Time Base Corrector)
to prevent jittery images
Ensures stable images with a high signal-tonoise ratio.
• PCM digital recording
PCM digital recording gives you high-quality
stereo sound that puts you in the middle of
the action.
The “DV” trademark can only be used on
digital VCR products which have been
evaluated and have met the specifications set
by the HD Digital VCR Conference for
Standardization of Consumer Use Digital
VCR Formats.
Appendix
This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by method
claims of certain U.S. patents and other
intellectual property rights owned by
Macrovision Corporation and other rights
owners. Use of this copyright protection
technology must be authorized by
Macrovision Corporation, and is intended for
home and other limited viewing uses only
unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision
Corporation. Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited.
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DV and conventional video cassette
tapes
There are two kinds of DV-format video
cassette tapes: the Mini DV cassette and the
larger DV cassette used for extended playback
and recording. This camcorder only operates
with Mini DV cassettes. DV cassettes cannot
be used. Be sure to use Mini DV cassettes with
the i mark.
Mini DV cassette
DV cassette
8 mm, VHS, and Beta cassettes cannot be
used for playback or recording with this
camcorder.
8 mm cassette
VHS cassette
Beta cassette
Note:
• This camcorder reproduces the highest picture
quality when used with an ME tape. It is
recommended you use an ME tape for highquality recording and playback.
Mini DV Cassette
To protect recordings against accidental erasure
Slide the protect tab on the rear of the Mini DV
cassette to the “SAVE” position.
Erasure protect tab
Precautions when using a Mini DV
cassette
• Be sure to use only Mini DV cassettes with
the i mark.
• This camcorder can record and play back
using Mini DV cassettes with cassette
memory, but it cannot record or play back
this memory.
• To record in LP mode, use a Mini DV
cassette labeled for use with LP mode.
• Do not insert anything into the holes on the
bottom of the Mini DV cassette or block them
in any way.
• Avoid placing the Mini DV cassette in an area
conducive to dust or mold.
• Do not place the Mini DV cassette near
magnetic sources such as electric clocks or
magnetic devices as this may adversely
affect recorded material.
• When a previously recorded Mini DV cassette
is used again for recording, the previously
recorded material will be automatically
erased.
• The Mini DV cassette will not operate if
inserted in the wrong direction.
• Do not repeatedly insert and eject the Mini DV
cassette without running the tape as this may
cause uneven tape winding and damage the
tape.
• Do not place the Mini DV cassette in direct
sunlight, near strong heat sources, or in areas
with excessive steam.
• Store the Mini DV cassette in its case and
stand it in an upright position.
• If the tape is not properly wound, rewind the
tape.
• Do not drop the Mini DV cassette or subject it
to excessive shocks.
To record over a previously recorded tape,
slide the protect tab to the “REC” position.
Copyright Protection
The digital VCR has far superior recording and
playback ability than the traditional analog
VCR, and in order to protect digital video
software copyrights, a system for managing
copyrights has been established. Some digital
video recording with pre-recorded copyright
protection signals can still be played back on
this camcorder. However, these recordings
cannot be output to a TV or an external monitor.
If you play a digital video recording that has a
copyright protection signal on video equipment
with a DV terminal and attempt to record a
copy of that software on this camcorder,
“COPYRIGHT PROTECTED.” appears on the
screen and the recording is disabled.
Appendix
C O PYR I GHT
PROT E CT E D .
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Appendix
SmartMedia™ Card
Precautions on handling the
SmartMedia card
Contact area
Write-protect area
Index area
Write-protect seals
Index labels
Contact area
• The contact area shows hardware connections.
• Be careful not to scratch the contact area.
• Do not touch or allow dirt or foreign matter to
attach to the contact area. If the contact area
becomes dirty, gently wipe with a soft, dry
cloth.
Index area
• Affix the index labels supplied with the card
to the index area. Do not affix other commercially available labels. Use of labels other
than those supplied with the card may result
in damage to the card.
Appendix
Write-protect area
• Affixing one of the write-protect seals
supplied with the card to the write-protect
area will disable recording and erasure of the
card, making it read-only. (This prevents
accidental erasure and recording.) Removing
the seal will once again enable recording and
erasure.
• Affix the write-protect seals supplied with the
card to the write-protect area. Do not affix
other commercially available seals. Use of
seals other than those supplied with the card
may result in damage to the card.
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Write-protect seals
• Affix write-protect seals so that they do not
stick beyond the write-protect area, come
loose or peel off.
• If the write-protect seal becomes dirty, wipe it
gently with a soft, dry cloth.
• Do not reuse a write-protect seal once it has
been affixed and removed.
• The card is a precision device. Do not bend,
apply excessive pressure, subject to shock,
or drop.
• Do not store or use in a location subject to a
strong electromagnetic field or electronic
noise.
• When not in use, store the card in the
protective case supplied with the card to
prevent damage from static electricity.
• Do not put the card in your pocket or other
unprotected location as it may break due to
pressure applied when you sit.
• Do not store or use in an environment subject
to high temperature, humidity, lots of dust, or
corrosion.
• Do not expose the card to fire.
• The card has a life expectancy. After a long
period of use, the card will become incapable
of recording new information.
• Do not remove the card from the camcorder
or turn off the camcorder power while
recording or erasing data as this may result in
accidental erasure of data or damage to the
card.
• Remove the write-protect seal (if any) before
attaching a card to a commercially available
PC card adapter.
• Be careful when operating using a commercially available floppy disk adapter as it is
possible to write and erase data even when a
write-protect seal is affixed to the card.
• Always format cards on this camcorder. This
camcorder may not recognize the data on
cards formatted on your computer.
Battery Pack
This camcorder uses a lithium-ion type
battery pack.
Charging
• Charge the battery pack immediately (or a
day) before use. The battery pack gradually
self-discharges even if stored in a fully
charged state.
• Charge the battery pack between 50°F and
86°F (10°C and 30°C).
• Fully charge the battery pack. Use of an
insufficiently charged battery pack will
shorten actual time of use.
• Refresh (discharging before charging) is
unnecessary.
Use
• To conserve battery power, be sure to turn off
the camcorder power when not in use.
• Battery consumption may vary depending on
the condition of use. Recording with many
starts and stops, frequent zooming, and
recording in low temperatures will shorten
actual recording times.
• Use of a weak battery pack may cause loss
of power while operating the camcorder. Use
a fully charged battery pack to protect both
the battery pack and the unit.
• It is recommended that you have enough
battery packs on hand to handle two or three
times your estimated recording time. See
page 20 for the approximate times of actual
recording for the battery packs.
Battery power is consumed even when the
camcorder power is turned off. If you are not
going to use your camcorder immediately,
remove the battery pack (see page 10).
Note:
• Use only SHARP BT-L221 or BT-L441 battery
packs. These are designed specifically for use
with this camcorder.
Storage
• Store the battery pack in a fully discharged
state.
• Store the battery pack in a dry, cool place.
• When storing a fully charged battery pack,
put the cover on it so that the “CHARGE”
mark printed on the label is seen through the
window, as shown.
Battery pack
Label
CHARGE
Cover
Window
When storing a battery pack that is not fully
charged, put the cover upside down so that
only the battery pack casing can be seen
through the window.
Cautions:
• Improper handling of the battery pack may
present a risk of fire or explosion. Pay close
attention to the following:
— Do not allow metallic objects to come in
contact with the terminals. This can cause a
short circuit.
— Do not disassemble or repair the battery pack
by yourself.
— Do not use any battery charging equipment
other than that designed for use with these
battery packs.
— Do not place the battery pack under direct
sunlight or in excessively hot places (over
140°F or 60°C) such as the dashboard of
cars.
— Do not expose the battery pack to moisture or
water.
— Do not drop the battery pack or subject it to
strong force.
— Keep the battery pack out of reach of
children.
— Dispose of used battery packs promptly. Do
not dispose of them in fire.
• To protect the terminals, put the cover on the
battery pack when it is not being used.
Appendix
Notes:
• The battery pack will become warm during
charging and use. This is not a malfunction.
• The battery pack has a limited service life. If the
period of use becomes noticeably shorter with a
normal charge, the battery pack is at the end of
its service life. Replace it with a new battery
pack.
• If the terminals of the battery pack are dirty, wipe
the terminals with a soft, dry cloth.
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Appendix
AC Adapter/Battery Charger
• The AC adapter/battery charger may interfere
with reception if used near a radio.
• Prevent flammables, liquids, and metal
objects from entering the adapter/charger.
• The adapter/charger is a sealed unit. Do not
attempt to open or modify it.
• Do not damage, drop, or subject the adapter/
charger to vibration.
• Do not leave the adapter/charger in direct
sunlight.
• Avoid using the adapter/charger in humid or
extremely hot places.
• How to prevent trouble due to dew
formation.
When using the camcorder in a place where
dew formation is likely to occur, allow the
camcorder and the video tape to acclimate to
the surroundings for about one hour.
For example, when bringing the camcorder
indoors after skiing, place it in a plastic bag.
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Replacing the Fluorescent Lamp
This camcorder uses a fluorescent lamp to
backlight the LCD monitor. If the monitor
becomes dark or difficult to view, the fluorescent lamp may need to be replaced. Contact
the nearest SHARP service center or your
dealer for further advice.
Dew Formation
Appendix
• What is “dew formation”?
When cold water is poured into a glass, dew
drops form on the glass. This clinging of
water drops is called dew formation.
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• When dew forms in your camcorder.
Dew will gradually form on the head drum of
your camcorder and make the video tape
stick to the head. This causes damage both
to the head and the tape. When dew formation occurs, recording and playback may not
function properly.
Dew is likely to form in the following circumstances:
—When moving the camcorder from a cold
place to a warm place.
—When placing the camcorder in a cold
room which is then heated rapidly.
—When moving the camcorder outdoors from
an air conditioned room.
—When placing the camcorder in the direct
path of air blowing from
an air conditioner.
—When placing the
camcorder in a humid
room.
Plastic bag
1 Be sure to tightly seal the plastic bag
containing the camcorder.
2 Remove the bag when the air temperature
inside it reaches the temperature of the
room.
• “Dew” warning feature
If dew forms, the word “DEW” flashes on the
screen, and the power will automatically turn
off in approximately 10 seconds.
1 If “DEW” flashes, remove the cassette, leave
the cassette compartment open, and wait for
a few hours to allow the camcorder to
acclimate to the surrounding temperature.
2 To use the camcorder again, turn on the
power after waiting for a few hours. Be sure
that “DEW” has disappeared.
3 Do not insert a cassette while “DEW” is
flashing; this may result in damage to the
tape.
4 Since dew forms gradually, it may take 10 to
15 minutes before the dew warning feature
engages.
Dirty Video Heads
Cleaning
Using the camcorder when the video tape is
dirty may cause the heads to clog, producing
noise on the recorded image or preventing the
image from being recorded at all.
• Many plastic parts are used in the camcorder
casing. Do not use thinner, benzene or other
strong chemical cleaners. These may cause
discoloration and damage to the casing.
• Clean the casing with a soft, dry cloth. If the
casing is particularly dirty, wipe the casing
with a tightly wrung cloth dampened with a
diluted, neutral detergent. Then wipe it again
with a soft, dry cloth.
• Use a soft cloth to wipe finger marks and
other soiling off the LCD screen.
• Use a soft cloth, or compressed air and lens
paper designed for photographic lenses to
clean the lens and the viewfinder eyepiece.
If the video heads become clogged, the
v indicator appears on the screen. Contact
the nearest SHARP service center or your
dealer for further advice.
Using Your Camcorder Abroad
Using a Cleaning Tape (Commercially Available)
Video head cleaning can be done by using a
commercially available cleaning tape.
Notes:
• Excessive use of the cleaning tape, however,
may cause damage to the video heads. Please
read the instructions accompanying the
cleaning tape carefully before using it.
• The fast forward and rewind functions cannot be
used when the cleaning tape is in the
camcorder.
1
2
Television signal standards and electrical voltages
and frequencies vary substantially from country to
country. When you are abroad, check the sections
below before using the AC adapter/battery
charger or connecting the camcorder to a TV.
AC Adapter/Battery Charger
(Supplied Accessory)
The supplied AC adapter/battery charger is
compatible with 50 Hz and 60 Hz electrical
systems in the range of 110 V to 240 V AC.
An AC plug adapter may be required depending
on the design of the electrical outlet.
AC 110–240 V
Insert a cleaning tape into the camcorder.
Set the camcorder to TAPE-VCR mode.
Suitable AC plug
adapter
• The video head cleaning screen appears.
3
Press e on the Operation button to begin
video head cleaning.
• “NOW CLEANING” flashes during cleaning.
C L E AN I NG
NOW C L E AN I NG
S T ART
S T OP
4
Remove the cleaning tape.
To cancel cleaning, press e.
In any country, you can always watch the video
picture by using the LCD monitor screen.
However, if you want to watch the picture on a
TV screen, the TV must be NTSC-M system
compatible. NTSC-M is used in the following
areas:
The Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Myanmar
(previously Burma), Canada, Chile, Colombia,
Costa Rica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic,
Ecuador, El Salvador, Greenland, Guam,
Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Japan,
South Korea, Mexico, the Netherland Antilles,
Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, the Philippines,
Puerto Rico, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, Surinam,
Taiwan, Trinidad, the U.S.A., Venezuela,
Southern Vietnam, and the Virgin Islands.
Appendix
After about 20 seconds, video head cleaning
automatically finishes, and “EJECT THE
CASSETTE.” is displayed.
Television Signal Standards
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Appendix
Demonstration Mode
4
You can watch a brief demonstration of the
special camcorder features in Demo mode.
If the demonstration appears on the screen
when you turn on the camcorder for the first
time, cancel the Demo mode to use your
camcorder.
Select I, then press r on the
Operation button. Select “DEMO MODE”
(1), then press r (2).
OTHERS
REMOT E
SOUND
T I ME CODE
T C OUT
DEMO MODE
L ANGUAGE
OF F
ON
CAT’S EYE switch
MENU/DISPLAY button
Power switch
5
Press d or y to select “ON”, then
press e.
DEMO MODE
6
Operation button
Note:
• The demonstration is only displayed in English.
• The demonstration begins.
Canceling Demo Mode
1
Remove the Mini DV cassette from the
camcorder (see page 12), and set the
CAT’S EYE switch to OFF.
1
During the demonstration, press
the MENU/DISPLAY button to
pause the demonstration.
2
Hold down the Lock button
and set the Power switch to
CAMERA.
2
Select I, then press r on the
Operation button. Select “DEMO
MODE”, then press r.
3
Press d or y to select “OFF”, then
press e.
3
Press the MENU/DISPLAY button until
the menu screen appears.
MANUAL SE T
MAN. FOCUS
SHU T. SP E ED
E XPOSURE
P I C. E F F E C T
SCE NE MENU
F ADE
QK. RE TURN
DI S
Appendix
Set the Power switch to OFF, then hold
down the Lock button and set the Power
switch to CAMERA.
Watching the Demonstration
Lock button
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ON
DEMO MODE
4
OF F
Press the MENU/DISPLAY button to
turn off the menu screen.
Note:
• The demonstration will pause if you press the
MENU/DISPLAY button. If you leave it for 60
seconds, or turn the power off temporarily and
then set the Power switch to CAMERA, the
demonstration will begin again.
Before Requesting Service
Before calling for service, please check the following troubleshooting table.
Symptom
Connect power source properly
(pp. 10, 11).
Battery pack is not charged.
Charge battery pack sufficiently
(p. 9).
Dew in camcorder.
Wait until dew dries (p. 91).
Safety function is in effect.
Set Power switch to OFF and
remove battery pack; wait for 2
seconds, then reinstall battery
pack and turn on power (p. 10).
REC START/STOP
button does not work.
Erasure protect tab on video
cassette is open.
Close tab or use a new cassette
(p. 88).
Power suddenly turns
off.
Camcorder left in Recording
Standby mode for 5 minutes in
TAPE-CAMERA mode.
Set Power switch to OFF and then
back to CAMERA.
Auto focus does not
work.
Manual Focus mode is engaged.
Set to Auto Focus mode (p. 48).
Zoom used on close subject.
Zoom out from subject (p. 21).
Subject has little contrast in
brightness, or is full of horizontal or
vertical stripes.
Focus manually (p. 47).
Recording mode
Bright subject
produces wide vertical
lines.
Occurs when shooting subject with
strong contrast to the background.
Does not indicate a malfunction.
——
Automatically zooms
out without operating
Power Zoom control.
Camcorder is unable to focus when
zooming in on subject within 6 feet
(1.8 m), and automatically zooms
out until it focuses on subject.
——
No subject in the field of view.
Direct lens to some subject, or set
zoom to widest angle before
shooting (p. 21).
On-screen displays
automatically change.
Camcorder is in Demo mode.
Set DEMO MODE menu item to
“OFF” (p. 93).
No image appears on
connected TV screen.
Video input channel on TV or TV
channel is not selected properly.
Select video input channel or TV
channel properly (p. 24).
Audio/video cable is not properly
connected.
Connect audio/video cable
properly (p. 24).
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Playback mode
Suggested solution
Power source is not properly
connected.
Power
No power.
Possible cause
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Appendix
General
Card mode
Playback mode
Symptom
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Possible cause
Suggested solution
Cannot play back, rewind Position at beginning or end of
or fast forward tape.
tape.
Rewind or fast forward tape to
desired point (p. 23).
Video noise in image.
Dirty video heads.
Call for service (p. 96), or use a
commercially available video head
cleaning tape (p. 92).
Old or worn tape.
Use a new cassette.
Cannot delete image
on SmartMedia card.
Write-protect seal is affixed to card. Remove write-protect seal (p. 89).
Image is delete-protected.
Cancel the protection setting
(p. 80).
Cannot format
SmartMedia card.
Write-protect seal is affixed to card. Remove write-protect seal (p. 89).
Cassette will not eject.
Power source is not properly
connected.
Connect power source properly
(pp. 10, 11).
Battery pack is not charged.
Charge battery pack sufficiently
(p. 9).
Camcorder is recording.
Stop tape and try again (p. 20).
Viewfinder picture is
hard to see.
Viewfinder diopter is not properly
adjusted.
Adjust diopter (p. 18).
LCD monitor picture is
hard to see.
Inappropriate picture adjustments.
Adjust picture (p. 64).
Cannot edit to conAudio/video or DV cable is not
nected video equipment. properly connected.
Connect audio/video or DV cable
properly (pp. 65–67).
Remote control does
not function.
REMOTE menu item is set to
“OFF”.
Set REMOTE menu item to “ON”
(pp. 43, 44).
Remote control battery has run
down.
Replace remote control batteries
with new ones (p. 43).
Remote control used beyond
operating range.
Use remote control within operating
range (p. 44).
Intense daylight falling on
camcorder remote sensor.
Protect remote sensor from
exposure to intense daylight (p. 44).
Obstacle between remote control
and camcorder remote sensor.
Remove obstacle or use remote
control from different angle (p. 44).
Notes:
• This unit is equipped with a microprocessor. Its performance could be adversely affected by external electrical
noise or interference. If this should happen, turn off the power and disconnect the unit from any power
sources, including the lithium battery, etc. Then reconnect the power sources to resume operation.
• If the characters displayed in the viewfinder or on the LCD monitor appear to malfunction, disconnect the
power source and remove the lithium battery, then reconnect the power source, insert the lithium battery, and
turn the power on again. The characters should be normal. Set the date and time, then resume operation.
Specifications
Camcorder
Signal System:
Recording System:
Cassette:
Recording/Playback Time:
Tape Speed:
Pickup Device:
Lens:
Lens Filter Diameter:
Viewfinder:
Monitor:
Microphone:
Color Temperature Compensation:
Minimum Illumination:
Still Image Compression
System/Recording Format:
Still Image Recording Medium:
Power Requirement:
Power Consumption:
Operating Temperature:
Operating Humidity:
Storage Temperature:
Dimensions (approx.):
Weight (approx.):
NTSC standard
2 rotary heads, helical scanning system
Digital VCR Mini DV video cassette
90 minutes (DVM60, LP mode)
SP mode: 18.812 mm/second
LP mode: 12.555 mm/second
1
⁄4" (6.4 mm, effective size: 4.5 mm) CCD image sensor (with
approx. 460,000 pixels including optical black)
26K optical/780K digital power zoom lens (F1.6,
f=3.5–91.0 mm), full-range auto focus
37 mm
Electronic LCD color viewfinder
2.5” (6.3 cm) full-color LCD screen (TFT active matrix)
Electret stereo microphone
Auto white balance with white balance lock
1 lux (9 lux measured by EIA standard) (with gain-up, F1.6)
JPEG base line conformance/JPEG (Exif2.1)
3.3 V type SmartMedia™ card (SSFDC)
DC 7.4 V
4.0 W (during camera recording using the viewfinder in Full Auto
mode with zoom motor off)
4.8 W (during camera recording using the LCD monitor in Full Auto
mode with zoom motor off and backlight in normal mode)
32°F to 104°F (0°C to L40°C)
30% to 80%
+4°F to 140°F (+20°C to L60°C)
3 11⁄16" (W) K 4 21⁄32" (H) K 7 11⁄32" (D)
[93.7 mm (W) K 118 mm (H) K 186.5 mm (D)]
1.58 lbs (715 g) (without battery pack, lithium battery, video
cassette and lens cap)
AC Adapter/Battery Charger (UADP-0321TAZZ)
Power Requirement:
DC Output:
Power Consumption:
Dimensions (approx.):
AC 110–240 V, 50/60 Hz
7.3 V
23 W
2 23⁄32" (W) K 1 11⁄16" (H) K 4 7⁄16" (D)
[69 mm (W) K 43 mm (H) K 113 mm (D)]
Weight (approx.): 0.35 lbs (160 g)
SmartMedia™ Card (Commercially Available)
Memory Capacity:
Memory Type:
Power Requirement:
Operating Temperature:
Storage Temperature:
8 MB
NAND flash EEP-ROM
3.3 V
32°F to 104°F (0°C to L40°C)
+4°F to 149°F (+20°C to L65°C)
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
For the location of the nearest Sharp Authorized Service, or to obtain product literature, accessories,
supplies or customer assistance, please call 1-800-BE SHARP (1-800-237-4277) or visit SHARP’s
website (http://www.sharp-usa.com).
Appendix
SERVICE INFORMATION (For the U.S.)
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Guía de operación rápida en español
Información importante para los consumidores de los EE.UU.
ADVERTENCIA:
PARA REDUCIR EL RIESGO DE CAUSAR UN INCENDIO
O RECIBIR UNA DESCARGA ELÉCTRICA, NO EXPONGA
ESTE APARATO A LA LLUVIA NI A LA HUMEDAD.
PRECAUCION:
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
PARA REDUCIR EL RIESGO DE RECIBIR
UNA DESCARGA ELÉCTRICA NO RETIRE
LA TAPA. EN EL INTERIOR NO HAY PARTES
QUE DEBA REPARAR EL USUARIO.
SOLICITE LAS REPARACIONES AL
PERSONAL DE SERVICIO CUALIFICADO.
Este símbolo avisa al usuario de la presencia de tensión sin
aislar en el interior del aparato que puede causar descargas
eléctricas peligrosas.
Este símbolo alerta al usuario de que existen instrucciones de
manejo y mantenimiento importantes en la información escrita
entregada con este aparato.
PRECAUCION
PRECAUCION
(se aplica al adaptador de CA suministrado)
Si el adaptador de CA se extravía o
tiene que ser cambiado, adquiera
otro del mismo tipo en el centro de
servicio SHARP de su concesionario.
PARA IMPEDIR DESCARGAS ELÉCTRICAS,
INTRODUZCA LA PATILLA ANCHA EN LA
RANURA ANCHA, E INTRODUZCA
COMPLETAMENTE LA CLAVIJA.
PARA TIRAR EL PRODUCTO
Este producto utiliza soldadura de estaño y plomo, y su lámpara fluorescente contiene
una pequeña cantidad de mercurio. Debido a la conservación del medio ambiente,
puede que para tirar estos materiales deban seguirse ciertos reglamentos. Para obtener
información sobre cómo tirar o reciclar estos materiales, póngase en contacto con las
autoridades de su localidad o con Electronics Industries Alliance (Alianza de Industrias
de la Electrónica) en la dirección de Internet: www.eiae.org.
PARA TIRAR LA BATERÍA
CONTIENE BATERÍA DE IONES DE LITIO. ÉSTA DEBE RECICLARSE O TIRARSE DE LA
FORMA APROPIADA. PÓNGASE EN CONTACTO CON LAS AGENCIAS LOCALES
PERTINENTES PARA OBTENER INFORMACIÓN SOBRE LOS PLANES DE RECICLADO Y
ELIMINACIÓN EXISTENTES EN SU ZONA DE RESIDENCIA.
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Precauciones
• Cuando no utilice la videocámara, no se
olvide de extraer el videocasete,
desconectar la alimentación y desenchufar
la videocámara de la fuente de
alimentación.
• Respete siempre las prohibiciones o
restricciones relacionadas con la
utilización de equipos electrónicos en
vuelos comerciales o en otras áreas
susceptibles.
• No dirija el objetivo hacia el sol.
No permita que la luz del sol directa llegue al
objetivo ni a la pantalla del monitor LCD de la
videocámara, tanto si está realizando la
grabación como si no, porque esto podría
dañar el sensor de CCD o la superficie de la
pantalla LCD. Tenga mucho cuidado
especialmente cuando grabe en exteriores.
• Tenga cuidado con la temperatura y la
humedad.
Podrá utilizar su videocámara a temperaturas
de entre 32°F y 104°F (0°C y L40°C), con
una humedad relativa de entre el 30% y el
80%. Durante el verano, no deje el aparato
en el interior de un automóvil sin ventilación;
no lo deje tampoco bajo la luz del sol directa
ni cerca de fuentes de
calor intenso; esto
podría estropear
considerablemente la
caja del aparato y su
circuito.
• Cuando filme en lugares oscuros, evite filmar
repentinamente objetos muy iluminados o
fuentes de luz como, por ejemplo, el sol. De
lo contrario, la imagen desaparecerá. En tal
caso, dirija el objetivo en otra dirección hasta
que la imagen recupere la normalidad.
• Evite los campos
magnéticos.
La utilización de la
videocámara cerca de
lámparas fluorescentes
fuertes, motores,
televisores u otros campos magnéticos
puede afectar negativamente a las imágenes
grabadas.
• La utilización de la videocámara cerca de
una emisora u otra fuente potente de
transmisión puede causar zumbidos o
deterioro en la imagen.
• Evite golpearla o dejarla
caer.
No deje caer la videocámara
ni tampoco la someta a
golpes o vibraciones
intensas. Los golpes
producidos durante la
grabación ocasionarán
ruidos en la imagen grabada.
• Evite poner la
videocámara cerca
de equipos de
iluminación.
El calor producido por
las luces
incandescentes puede
deformar la videocámara o hacer que ésta
funcione mal.
• Evite situaciones en las que el agua, la
arena, el polvo u otras sustancias extrañas
puedan entrar en la videocámara, y no
utilice ni deje su videocámara en lugares
con excesivo humo, vapor o humedad.
En estos ambientes pueden producirse fallos
en el funcionamiento o
se puede formar moho
en el objetivo.
Asegúrese de guardar
este aparato en un
lugar bien ventilado.
• Algunos trípodes pequeños
y portátiles quizá se
acoplen mal a la
videocámara, y puede que
no sirvan de apoyo seguro.
Utilice siempre trípodes
fuertes y estables.
• Cuando utilice su videocámara en un
ambiente frío, la pantalla del monitor LCD
aparecerá a menudo menos brillante
inmediatamente después de conectar la
alimentación. Esto no es ningún fallo de
funcionamiento. Para evitar que la
videocámara se enfríe excesivamente,
envuélvala en un paño grueso (una manta,
etc.).
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AVISOS DE SEGURIDAD IMPORTANTES
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1. Lectura de las instrucciones—Antes de
utilizar este producto deberán leerse todas
las instrucciones de seguridad y manejo.
2. Conservación de las instrucciones—Las
instrucciones de seguridad y manejo
deberán guardarse para poder consultarlas
en futuro en caso de ser necesario.
3. Cumplimiento de las advertencias—
Deberán cumplirse todas las advertencias
del producto y de las instrucciones de
manejo.
4. Cumplimiento de las instrucciones—
Deberán seguirse todas las instrucciones
de manejo.
5. Limpieza—Desenchufe este producto de
la toma de corriente de la pared antes de
limpiarlo. No utilice agentes de limpieza
líquidos ni en aerosol. Utilice un paño
húmedo para hacer la limpieza.
6. Aditamentos—No utilice aditamentos que
no sean recomendados por el fabricante del
producto, porque pueden causar peligros.
7. Agua y humedad—No utilice este producto
cerca del agua y la humedad como, —por
ejemplo, cerca de una bañera, lavabo,
fregadero de cocina o lavadora; no lo utilice
tampoco en un sótano húmedo, cerca de
una piscina o en otros lugares similares.
8. Accesorios—No coloque este producto
sobre un carrito, soporte, trípode, ménsula o
mesa inestable. El producto podría caerse y
causar lesiones graves a un niño o a un
adulto, y también podría estropearse.
Utilícelo solamente
con un carrito,
soporte, trípode,
ménsula o mesa
recomendado por
el fabricante, o
vendido con el producto. Cuando quiera
que monte el producto hágalo siguiendo las
instrucciones del fabricante, y utilizando los
accesorios de montaje recomendado por él.
9. La combinación del
producto y un carrito
deberá moverse con
mucho cuidado. Las
paradas repentinas, la
fuerza excesiva y las
superficies irregulares
pueden ser la causa de que la
combinación del producto y el carrito se
vuelquen.
10. Ventilación—Las ranuras y aberturas de la
caja sirven para la ventilación del producto,
y para asegurar un funcionamiento fiable
del mismo y evitar que éste se recaliente,
11.
12.
13.
14.
por lo tanto, éstas no deberán taparse. Las
aberturas no deberán taparse nunca
colocando el producto en una cama, sofá,
alfombra u otras superficies similares. Este
producto no
deberá
colocarse en
una
instalación
empotrada
como, por
ejemplo, un mueble librería o una
estantería, a menos que disponga de la
ventilación apropiada o se cumplan las
instrucciones del fabricante.
Fuentes de alimentación—Este producto
sólo deberá ser utilizado con el tipo de
fuente de alimentación indicado en la
etiqueta de características. Si no está
seguro del tipo de alimentación empleado
en su casa, consulte a su concesionario o
a la compañía eléctrica local. Para los
productos que van a ser utilizados con
energía de baterías u otras fuentes,
consulte las instrucciones de manejo.
Puesta a tierra o polarización—Este
producto puede estar equipado con una
clavija de alimentación de corriente alterna
polarizada (una clavija con una patilla más
ancha que la otra). Esta clavija sólo entrará
en la toma de corriente de una forma, lo
que constituye una característica de
seguridad. Si no puede introducir a fondo
la clavija en la toma de corriente, pruebe
invirtiendo la clavija. Si la clavija sigue sin
poder introducirse en la toma de corriente,
póngase en contacto con un electricista
para que le cambie la toma de corriente
obsoleta. No anule la característica de
seguridad de la clavija polarizada.
Protección de cables de alimentación—Los
cables de alimentación deberán instalarse
de forma que nadie camine sobre ellos ni
queden pellizcados por objetos colocados
encima o contra ellos, poniendo mucha
atención a las clavijas, receptáculos y al
punto donde entran y salen del producto.
Tormentas eléctricas—Para que este
producto disponga de una mayor
protección durante una tormenta eléctrica,
o para cuando se deje sin atender durante
un largo periodo de tiempo, desenchúfelo
de la toma de corriente y desconecte la
antena o el sistema de cable. Esto
impedirá que el producto se estropee
debido a las tormentas eléctrica o a la
sobretensión en la línea de alimentación.
15. Líneas de alimentación—Una antena
exterior no deberá colocarse cerca de
líneas de alimentación elevadas ni
tampoco cerca de luces eléctricas o
circuitos de alimentación, ni donde pueda
caer encima de tales líneas de
alimentación o circuitos. Cuando instale
un sistema de antena exterior deberá
tener mucho cuidado para que éste no
toque tales líneas de alimentación o
circuitos porque el contacto con ellos
podría causar un accidente mortal.
16. Sobrecarga—No sobrecargue las tomas
de corriente de la pared, los cables de
extensión o los receptáculos integrales de
otros equipos porque existe el riesgo de
que se produzca un incendio o una
descarga eléctrica.
17. Entrada de objetos y líquidos—No meta
nunca objetos de ningún tipo en este
producto a través
de las aberturas
porque pueden
tocar puntos de
tensión peligrosos o
cortocircuitar partes
que puedan causar un incendio o una
descarga eléctrica. No derrame nunca
líquidos de ningún tipo en el producto.
18. Servicio—No intente reparar este producto
usted mismo ya que al abrirlo o retirar las
cubiertas puede exponerse a una tensión
peligrosa o a otros peligros. Solicite las
reparaciones al personal de servicio
cualificado.
19. Daños que requieren ser reparados—
Desenchufe este producto de la toma de
corriente y solicite las reparaciones al
personal de servicio cualificado cuando
se produzcan las condiciones siguientes:
a. Cuando el cable de alimentación o su
clavija estén estropeados.
b. Si se ha derramado líquido, o han
entrado objetos, en el interior del
producto.
c. Si el producto ha estado expuesto a la
lluvia o al agua.
d. Si el producto no funciona normalmente
siguiendo las instrucciones de manejo.
Ajuste solamente los controles indicados
en las instrucciones de manejo, ya que
el ajuste incorrecto de otros controles
puede causar daños y tal vez se
requiera un trabajo de reparación
extensivo por parte de un técnico
cualificado para devolver el producto a
su estado de funcionamiento normal.
20.
21.
22.
23.
e. Si el producto se ha caído o se ha
estropeado de cualquier forma.
f. Cuando el producto muestre un
cambio visible en su rendimiento,—
esto indica la necesidad de tener que
realizar reparaciones.
Partes de recambio—Cuando sea
necesario utilizar partes de recambio,
asegúrese de que el técnico de servicio
emplee aquellas que hayan sido
especificadas por el fabricante o que
tengan las mismas características que las
partes originales. Los cambios no
autorizados pueden causar un incendio,
descargas eléctricas u otros peligros.
Comprobación de seguridad—Al terminar
cualquier trabajo de mantenimiento o
reparación en este producto, pida al técnico
de servicio que realice las comprobaciones
de seguridad para determinar si el producto
se encuentra en condiciones de
funcionamiento apropiadas.
Montaje en la pared o en el techo—El
producto deberá montarse en una pared o
en un techo sólo como lo recomienda su
fabricante
Calor—El producto deberá instalarse lejos
de fuentes de calor tales como
radiadores, salidas de calor, estufas y
otros aparatos (incluyendo amplificadores)
que produzcan calor.
Notas acerca de la utilización de la
pila de litio
CAMBIE SÓLO LA PILA POR OTRA DEL TIPO
CR2025 FABRICADA POR TOSHIBA,
MATSUSHITA O HITACHI MAXELL. LA
UTILIZACIÓN DE UNA PILA DIFERENTE
PUEDE CAUSAR UN RIESGO DE INCENDIO O
EXPLOSIÓN.
( MANTENGA ESTA PILA ALEJADA
DE LOS NIÑOS. SI ALGUIEN LA TRAGA,
CONSULTE INMEDIATAMENTE A UN MÉDICO
PARA RECIBIR TRATAMIENTO DE EMERGENCIA.
) LA PILA PUEDE EXPLORAR SI
SE UTILIZA MAL O SE INSTALA CON LAS
POLARIDADES INVERTIDAS. NO INTENTE
CARGARLA, NO LA DESMONTE NI LA TIRE AL
FUEGO.
• No cortocircuite, cargue, desmonte o caliente la
pila de litio.
• Si la pila de litio tuviera fugas retírela, limpie bien
su compartimiento y luego introduzca una pila
nueva.
• La pila de litio durará un año aproximadamente
si se utiliza bajo condiciones normales.
100
Guía de operación rápida en español
Carga de la batería
1
2
Conecte el cable de alimentación
suministrado al zócalo de alimentación
de CA del adaptador de CA/cargador de
baterías, y enchufe la clavija de CA en
una toma de corriente.
Alinee la marca s de la batería con la
marca a del cargador (1) e introduzca
la batería guiándola en la ranura.
Presionando la batería (2), deslícela en
el sentido de la flecha (3) hasta que
quede bloqueada en posición.
Conexión de la alimentación
Conmutador selector de madio
Interruptor de alimentación
Para utilizar las funciones de
grabación de la cámara,
mantenga pulsado el botón de
bloqueo y ponga el interruptor de
alimentación en CAMERA.
Botón de bloqueo
Colocación de la batería
1
Asegúrese de que el interruptor de
alimentación esté en OFF.
2
Levante el visor.
3
Alinee la marca - del costado de la
batería con la marca q de la
videocámara (1), y deslice la batería
completamente hacia abajo hasta que
quede bloqueada en posición (2).
Para utilizar las funciones de
reproducción y edición,
mantenga pulsado el botón de
bloqueo y ponga el interruptor de
alimentación en VCR.
Botón de bloqueo
Cambio de medio
Para utilizar un minivideocasete
DV y poder grabar y reproducir
imágenes, ponga el conmutador
selector de medio en TAPE.
Para utilizar una tarjeta
SmartMedia y poder grabar y
reproducir imágenes fijas, ponga
el conmutador selector de medio
en CARD.
Desconexión de la
alimentación
Ponga el interruptor de
alimentación en OFF sin pulsar el
botón de bloqueo.
101
Inserción de un
minivideocasete DV
1
Coloque la fuente de alimentación en la
videocámara, y luego deslice el control
de abertura de la puerta del
compartimento del videocasete y abra la
puerta del compartimento del
videocasete.
Inserción de una tarjeta
SmartMedia
(Disponible en el comercio)
1
Asegúrese de que el interruptor de
alimentación esté en OFF.
2
Abra el monitor LCD.
Cubierta de la
ranura de la
tarjeta
2
3
Abra la cubierta de la ranura de la
tarjeta en el sentido de la flecha.
4
Inserte una tarjeta SmartMedia en la
ranura como se muestra abajo y
empújela hasta el fondo.
Inserte completamente el videocasete
con la ventanilla hacia fuera y con la
lengüeta de protección contra borrado
hacia la parte superior.
SAVE
REC
3
Pulse suavemente la marca W
hasta que el portavideocasete encaje en
posición produciendo un chasquido.
Cierre la puerta del compartimento
pulsando sobre el centro hasta que
quede cerrada produciendo un
chasquido.
Esquina
seccionada
Marca W
Área de
contacto
5
Cierre la cubierta de la ranura de tarjeta.
102
Guía de operación rápida en español
Grabación fácil con la
videocámara en una cinta
1
Asegúrese de que se encuentre
insertado un casete.
2
Quite la tapa del objetivo y levante el
visor.
3
Ponga el conmutador
selector de medio en TAPE.
Reproducción de cinta
1
Pulse el botón de abertura del monitor
LCD (OPEN) (1) y abra el monitor LCD
de manera que forme un ángulo de 90°
con el cuerpo de la videocámara (2).
Botón de abertura del
monitor LCD (OPEN)
90
4
Mantenga pulsado el botón
de bloqueo y ponga el
interruptor de alimentación
en CAMERA.
Botón de bloqueo
5
Pulse el botón REC START/STOP para
iniciar la grabación.
RE C
2
Ajuste el monitor LCD con un ángulo
que permita ver fácilmente las imágenes
de la pantalla.
3
Ponga el conmutador
selector de medio en TAPE.
4
Mantenga pulsado el botón
de bloqueo y ponga el
interruptor de alimentación
en VCR.
Botón de bloqueo
5
Empleo del zoom
Pulse e (o r) del botón de operación
para rebobinar (o avanzar rápidamente)
la cinta hasta el punto deseado.
Pulse el control del zoom motorizado hacia el
lado de la T (1) (telefoto) o el lado de la W (2)
(granangular).
AUDIO1+ 2
6
Pulse y para iniciar la reproducción.
AUDIO1+ 2
Control del
zoom
motorizado
Para detener la reproducción
Pulse d.
103
Grabación con tarjeta
Reproducción de tarjeta
1
Asegúrese de que se encuentre
insertado una tarjeta SmartMedia
(disponible en el comercio).
1
2
Quite la tapa del objetivo y levante el
visor.
3
4
Ponga el conmutador
selector de medio en CARD.
Botón de abertura del
monitor LCD(OPEN)
90
Mantenga pulsado el botón
de bloqueo y ponga el
interruptor de alimentación
en CAMERA.
2
Ajuste el monitor LCD con un ángulo
que permita ver fácilmente las imágenes
de la pantalla.
3
Ponga el conmutador
selector de medio en CARD.
4
Mantenga pulsado el botón
de bloqueo y ponga el
interruptor de alimentación
en VCR.
Botón de bloqueo
5
Pulse el botón STILL para iniciar la
grabación.
AUTO
Pulse el botón de abertura del monitor
LCD (OPEN) (1) y abra el monitor LCD
de manera que forme un ángulo de 90°
con el cuerpo de la videocámara (2).
CARD
10 90
Botón de bloqueo
5
Pulse e o r del botón de operación
para mover el cuadro de selección hasta
la imagen deseada.
Cuadro de selección
1
2
3
4
5
6
1 2
NORMAL
10 0 - 0 0 0 3
6
Pulse y.
10 0 - 0 0 0 3
CARD
NORMAL
3 10
104
On-screen Displays in Other Language
Visualizaciones
en pantalla en español
Cuando se selecciona “ESPAÑOL” como idioma de la visualización en pantalla aparecen las
siguientes visualizaciones indicadas a continuación.
Modo TAPE-CAMERA
AJ UST E MAN.
E NFO. MANU.
VEL. OB TURA
EXPOS I C I Ó N
E F . IMAGE N
MEN Ú E SCE.
DE SVANE.
RE TOR. R Á P
DI S
AU TOM.
L UZ
AU TOM.
1 2 bits
3 0m
SP
Modo fácil (FÁCIL)
ME N Ú
DE SVANE.
RE T OR. R Á P.
FOTO I NST.
EF. I NST AN.
V I E NT O
SON I DO
V I SUAL I .
AJ UST E MAN.
E NFO. MANU.
VEL. OB TURA
EXPOS I C I Ó N
E F . IMAGE N
MEN Ú E SCE.
DE S V ANE.
RE TOR. R Á P.
DI S
AJ UST E C Á MA
FOTO I NS T.
EF. I N STAN.
ZOOM D I G I .
VEL. C I N T A
16 : 9
AJ UST E AUD I O
MODO AUD I O
M I C. ZOOM
V I ENTO
OTROS
REMOTO
SON I DO
COD. T I EMPO
SAL I DA CT
MODO DEMO.
I D I OMA
A J . L CD V I SOR
L UZ FONDO
BR I L LO L CD
COLOR LCD
MAT I Z L CD
BR I L L O V I .
AJ UST E RELOJ
V I SUAL I .
Á RE A
A. L UZ D Í A
AJ UST E
1 2H 2 4H
Modo TAPE-VCR
AUDIO1+ 2
SP
AJ UST E RE PRO
COP. AUD I O
AUD I O
EF. IMAGEN
EF. RE PROD.
MUL T IMAGEN
105
AJ UST E RE PRO
COP. AUD I O
AUD I O
EF. IMAGEN
EF. RE PROD.
MUL T IMAGEN
OTROS
REMOTO
SON I DO
COD. T I EMPO
SAL I DA CT
A J . L CD V I SOR
L UZ FONDO
BR I L LO L CD
COLOR LCD
MAT I Z L CD
BR I L L O V I .
AJ UST E RELOJ
V I SUAL I .
Modo CARD-CAMERA
TARJ
AU TOM.
1 0 90
AJ UST E MAN.
E NFO. MANU.
VEL. OB TURA
EXPOS I C I Ó N
E F . IMAGE N
MEN Ú E SCE.
AUTOD I SPA.
DI S
TARJ
TARJ
AU TOM.
NORMAL
1 0 90
Modo fácil (FÁCIL)
ME N Ú
AUTOD I SPA.
MODO GRABA
SON I DO
V I SUAL I .
AJ UST E MAN.
E NFO. MANU.
VEL. OB TURA
EXPOS I C I Ó N
E F . IMAGE N
MEN Ú E SCE.
AUTOD I SPA.
DI S
AJ UST E C Á MA
MODO GRABA
EF. I NST AN.
ZOOM DI G I .
OTROS
REMOTO
FORMATO
SON I DO
MODO DEMO.
I D I OMA
A J . L CD V I SOR
L UZ FONDO
BR I L LO L CD
COLOR L CD
MAT I Z L CD
BR I L L O V I .
AJ UST E RELOJ
V I SUAL I .
Á RE A
A. L UZ D Í A
AJ UST E
1 2H 2 4H
Modo CARD-VCR
1
2
3
4
5
6
1 2
NORMAL
10 0 - 0 0 0 6
AJUST E REPRO
D I AP OS I T.
E F . IMAGEN
PROT E GER
BORRAR
BORR. T ODO
ORDEN I MP.
TARJ
AJ UST E RE PRO
D I AP OS I T.
E F . IMAGEN
PROT E GER
BORRAR
BORR. T ODO
ORDEN I MP.
OTROS
REMOTO
SON I DO
A J . L CD V I SOR
L UZ FONDO
BR I L LO L CD
COLOR L CD
MAT I Z L CD
BR I L L O V I .
AJ UST E RELOJ
V I SUAL I .
106
On-screen Displays in
Otherécran
Languageen français
Affichages
sur
Les affichages sur écran suivants apparaissent lorsque “FRANÇAIS” est sélectionné pour la
langue de l’affichage.
Mode TAPE-CAMERA
RE GL . MANUE L
FOCUS MAN.
V I T . OB TUR
E XPOS I T I ON
MENU I MAGE
MENU SC ENE
F ONDU
RE TOUR
DI S
AU TO
LUMI .
AU TO
1 2 bits
3 0min SP
Mode facile (FACILE)
ME NU
F ONDU
RE TOUR
I NS T ANTANE
E F F I NS T AN
V ENT
SON
AF F I CHAGE
REGL. MANUE L
FOCUS MAN.
V I T . OB TUR
E XPOS I T I ON
MENU I MAGE
MENU SC ENE
F ONDU
RE TOUR
DI S
REGL. CAMERA
I NS T ANTANE
E F F I NS T AN
ZOOM NUM.
V I T. BANDE
16 : 9
REGL. AUD I O
MODE AUD I O
M I CRO ZOOM
V ENT
D I V ERS
T E L ECOM.
SON
CODEHOR.
SORT I E CH
MODE DEMO
L ANGUE
R. L CD V I SEUR
RE TROE CL A I
LUMI N. L CD
COUL EURL CD
T E I N T E L CD
LUM. V I S EUR
REGL. HORL OGE
AF F I CHAGE
ZONE
HEURE E T E
REGL AGE
1 2H 2 4H
Mode TAPE-VCR
AUDIO1+ 2
SP
REGL E. L E C T
DOUB SON
AUD I O
ME NU I MAGE
EFFET LECT
VUE S MUL T I
107
REGL E. L E C T
DOUB SON
AUD I O
ME NU I MAGE
EFFET LECT
VUE S MUL T I
D I V ERS
T E L ECOM.
SON
CODEHOR.
SORT I E CH
R. L CD V I SEUR
RE TROE CL A I
LUMI N. L CD
COUL EURL CD
T E I N T E L CD
LUM. V I S EUR
REGL. HORL OGE
AF F I CHAGE
Mode CARD-CAMERA
CARTE
AUTO
1 0 90
REGL. MANUE L
FOCUS MAN.
V I T . OB TUR
E XPOS I T I ON
MENU I MAGE
MENU SC ENE
RE TARDA T.
DI S
CARTE
CARTE
AUTO
NORMAL
1 0 90
Mode facile (FACILE)
ME NU
RE TARDA T.
MODE ENREG
SON
AF F I CHAGE
REGL. MANUE L
FOCUS MAN.
V I T . OB TUR
E XPOS I T I ON
MENU I MAGE
MENU SC ENE
RE TARDA T.
DI S
REGL. CAMERA
MODE ENREG
EFF I NS T AN
ZOOM NUM.
D I V ERS
T E L ECOM.
FORMAT
SON
MODE DEMO
L ANGUE
R. L CD V I SEUR
RE TROE CL A I
LUMI N. L CD
COUL EURL CD
T E I N T E L CD
LUM. V I S EUR
REGL. HORL OGE
AF F I CHAGE
ZONE
HEURE E T E
REGL AGE
1 2H 2 4H
Mode CARD-VCR
1
2
3
4
5
6
1 2
NORMAL
10 0 - 0 0 0 6
REGL E. L E C T
PRE S. D I APO
MENU I MAG E
PROTGE R
E F F A CE R
E F F A CE R T T
ORD. IMPRES
CARTE
REGL E. L E C T
PRE S. D I APO
MENU I MAG E
PROTGE R
E F F A CE R
E F F A CE R T T
ORD. IMPRES
D I V ERS
T E L ECOM.
SON
R. L CD V I SEUR
RE TROE CL A I
LUMI N. L CD
COUL EURL CD
T E I N T E L CD
LUM. V I S EUR
REGL. HORL OGE
AF F I CHAGE
108
VL-WD255U/hyou; 00/12/26/18:00
Valid for warranty service in the U.S. only
SHARP ELECTRONICS CORPORATION warrants to the first consumer purchaser that this Sharp brand
product (the “Product”), when shipped in its original container, will be free from defective workmanship
and materials, and agrees that it will, at its option, either repair the defect or replace the defective
Product or part thereof with a new or remanufactured equivalent at no charge to the purchaser for parts
or labor for the period(s) set forth below.
This warranty does not apply to any appearance items of the Product nor to the additional excluded
item(s) set forth below nor to any Product the exterior of which has been damaged or defaced, which
has been subjected to improper voltage or other misuse, abnormal service or handling, or which has
been altered or modified in design or construction.
In order to enforce the rights under this limited warranty, the purchaser should follow the steps set forth
below and provide proof of purchase to the servicer.
The limited warranty described herein is in addition to whatever implied warranties may be granted to
purchasers by law. ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY
AND FITNESS FOR USE ARE LIMITED TO THE PERIOD(S) FROM THE DATE OF PURCHASE SET FORTH
BELOW. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above
limitation may not apply to you.
Neither the sales personnel of the seller nor any other person is authorized to make any warranties other
than those described herein, or to extend the duration of any warranties beyond the time period
described herein on behalf of Sharp.
The warranties described herein shall be the sole and exclusive warranties granted by Sharp and shall
be the sole and exclusive remedy available to the purchaser. Correction of defects, in the manner and
for the period of time described herein, shall constitute complete fulfillment of all liabilities and
responsibilities of Sharp to the purchaser with respect to the Product, and shall constitute full
satisfaction of all claims, whether based on contract, negligence, strict liability or otherwise. In no event
shall Sharp be liable, or in any way responsible, for any damages or defects in the Product which were
caused by repairs or attempted repairs performed by anyone other than an authorized servicer. Nor
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SHARP ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, New Jersey 07430-2135
SHARP CORPORATION
Osaka, Japan
Important
For assistance in reporting the theft or loss of
this product, record on the line below the
model number and serial number which
are located on the bottom of the unit.
Please retain this information.
Model No.:
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Printed in Malaysia
TINSE0415TAZZ
01P03-M-G
• See page 93 for use of Demo mode.
Appendix
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OR CALL 1-800-BE-SHARP
Please read this operation manual
carefully before using the VIEWCAM.
SmartMedia Card
Features
What to do to Obtain Service:
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Advanced Features
Where to Obtain Service:
Disk Media supplied with this Product is warranted for replacement
only and limited to ninety (90) days from date of purchase. Nonrechargeable batteries are excluded from warranty coverage.
From a Sharp Authorized Servicer located in the United States. To
find the location of the nearest Sharp Authorized Servicer, call Sharp
toll free at 1-800-BE-SHARP.
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Be sure to have Proof of Purchase available. If you ship the Product, be sure it is insured and packaged securely.
OPERATION MANUAL
Useful Features
Additional Item(s) Excluded
from Warranty Coverage (if any):
VL-WD255U
Basic Operations
Warranty Period for this Product:
VL-WD255U Camcorder
(Be sure to have this information available when you need service
for your Product.)
One (1) year parts and ninety (90) days labor from date of purchase except for the rechargeable battery incorporated in this Product which is warranted for thirty (30) days from date of purchase.
MODEL
Preparation
Model Specific Section
Your Product Model
Number & Description:
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Operation References
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