Sharp ViewCam VL-NZ100U Specifications

Operation References
LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY CAMCORDER
MODEL
Preparation
VL-NZ100U
VL-NZ150U
OPERATION MANUAL
Basic Operations
Useful Features
Advanced Features
Important
Serial No.:
• See page 79 for use of Demo mode.
Appendix
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Digital Still Camera
Features
Please read this operation manual
carefully before using the camcorder.
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.
WARNINGCFCC 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.
INFORMATION
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:
CReorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
CIncrease the separation between the equipment and receiver.
CConnect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
CConsult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
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 120,000 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
• Microsoft and Windows are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation
in the United States and/or other countries.
• 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
1. Read InstructionsCAll the safety and
operating instructions should be read
before the product is operated.
2. Retain InstructionsCThe safety and
operating instructions should be
retained for future reference.
3. Heed WarningsCAll warnings on the
product and in the operating instructions should be adhered to.
4. Follow InstructionsCAll operating and
use instructions should be followed.
5. CleaningCUnplug this product from the
wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use
liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use
a damp cloth for cleaning.
6. AttachmentsCDo not use attachments
not recommended by the product
manufacturer as they may cause
hazards.
7. Water and MoistureCDo not use this
product near waterCfor 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. AccessoriesCDo 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. VentilationCSlots 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
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12.
13.
14.
should never be blocked by placing the
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 SourcesCThis 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 PolarizationCThis 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 ProtectionCPower-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.
LightningCFor 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 LinesCAn 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. OverloadingCDo 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 EntryCNever 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. ServicingCDo 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 ServiceCUnplug
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,
20.
21.
22.
23.
e. If the product has been dropped or
damaged in any way, and
f. When the product exhibits a distinct
change in performanceCthis
indicates a need for service.
Replacement PartsCWhen 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 CheckCUpon 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 MountingCThe product
should be mounted to a wall or ceiling
only as recommended by the manufacturer.
HeatCThe 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.
Charging the Battery
Pack
1
Attach the battery pack on the
camcorder, and make sure that the
Power switch is set to OFF.
2
Plug the AC adapter into a power outlet
(1), then insert the DC plug into the DC
input jack (2).
Attaching the Battery
Pack
Power switch
• The charge indicator lights up.
DC input jack
To power outlet
1
Make sure that the Power
switch is set to OFF.
2
Align the = mark on the side of the
battery pack with the = mark on the
camcorder (1), and slide the battery
pack in the direction of the arrow
completely until it locks into place (2).
• The charge indicator turns off when the
battery is charged.
3
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Charge indicator
Remove the DC plug from the DC input
jack, then remove the AC adapter from
the power outlet.
Inserting a Cassette
1
Attach the power source to the
camcorder, then slide the cassette
compartment door release and open the
cassette compartment door.
• After confirmation sound, the cassette
holder extends and opens automatically.
Cassette compartment
door release
Inserting a Card
You can use an SD Memory Card or a
MultiMediaCard for storing still images.
1
Make sure that the Power switch is set
to OFF.
2
Slide the card slot cover release and
open the card slot cover in the direction
of the arrow.
Card slot cover release
2
Insert a commercially available cassette
fully with the window facing outwards,
and with the erasure protect tab facing
upwards.
Erasure protect tab
3
Insert a card into the slot as shown
below, and push it in as far as it will go.
SAVE
REC
Write-protect
switch
Label
Clipped corner
4
3
Close the card slot cover.
Press the W mark gently until the
cassette holder clicks into place.
• After confirmation sound, the cassette
holder retracts automatically.
“W” mark
4
Wait for the cassette holder to fully
retract. Close the compartment door by
pressing the center until it clicks into
place.
Note:
• You cannot use a SmartMedia™ card or
Memory Stick™ media. In this operation
manual, “card” refers to the SD Memory Card
or the MultiMediaCard.
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Quick Operation Guide
REC START/STOP button
Power Zoom control/Volume control
STILL button
Zooming
Push the Power Zoom control to T (1) (telephoto) or W (2) (wide angle) side.
Power Zoom control
SET button
Tape Playback
Operation button
Media Selection switch
Power switch
Easy Camera Recording
on Tape
1
2
3
1
Set the Media Selection
switch to TAPE.
2
Hold down the Lock button
and set the Power switch to
VCR.
3
Press j (or k) on the Operation button
to rewind (or fast forward) the tape to the
desired point.
4
Press m to begin playback.
Insert a cassette into the camcorder.
Set the Media Selection
switch to TAPE.
Lock button
Hold down the Lock button and set the
Power switch to CAMERA.
• The picture from the lens now displays.
Lock button
4
AU T O
Press the REC START/STOP button to
begin recording.
To stop playback
RE C
Press l.
Volume Control
Push the Volume control to the L or + side to
increase (1) or decrease (2) the volume.
To pause recording
Press the REC START/STOP button again.
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Volume control
Card Recording
1
2
3
Card Playback
Insert a card into the camcorder.
1
Set the Media Selection
switch to CARD.
Set the Media Selection
switch to CARD.
2
Hold down the Lock button and set the
Power switch to VCR.
Hold down the Lock button and set the
Power switch to CAMERA.
• The images recorded on the card are
displayed in a thumbnail format.
• The picture from the lens now displays.
7
8
9
Number of shots taken/remaining
10
CARD
9 / 81
NORMAL
Lock button
Lock button
4
5
100-0010
PAGE 2 / 2
Page number/total thumbnail pages
AU T O
3
Adjust the Power Zoom control to frame
the subject as you desire.
Press the STILL button half-way down to
focus on the subject.
• The camcorder automatically focuses on
the subject. When it is set, you will hear
a sound and see T mark, then the
camcorder locks the focus.
CARD
9 / 81
NORMAL
6
PL A YBACK
N O RMA L
Press j, k, l or m on the Operation
button to move the selection frame to
the desired image.
1
2
3
4
5
6
PL AYBACK
N O RMA L
4
100-0001
PAGE 1 / 2
Press the SET button.
• The selected image displays in fullscreen.
Image file name
Press the STILL button fully to begin
recording.
1 0 0 - 0 0 0 13
CARD
CARD
31 / 1 0
N O RMA L
9 / 81
NORMAL
AU T O
• The S indicator flashes red while data
is being recorded on the card, and
returns to white when recording
completes.
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Supplied Accessories
For VL-NZ100
For VL-NZ150
Standard-life
battery pack
BT-L225n*
Standard-life
battery pack
BT-L225n*
Extended-life
battery pack
BT-L445n*
AC adapter
UADP-0339TAZZ*
AA batteryK2
CR2025 type
lithium battery
Audio/video cable
QCNW-1979TAZZ
Lens cap
GCOVH1296TASA
Lens hood
GCOVA1870TASA
Wrist strap
UBNDT0145TASA
Tripod adapter
GDAI-A001WJZZ
SD Memory Card
VL-NZ100: 8 MB
VL-NZ150: 16 MB
USB driver
CDSKA0081TA01
USB cable
QCNW-A338WJZZ
Remote control
RRMCG0084TASA
* The part numbers for the AC adapter 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 and
battery pack.
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Optional Accessories
Standard-life
battery pack
BT-L225n
Extended-life
battery pack
BT-L445n
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 wellventilated 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.).
Basic Operations
Camera Recording
Selecting the Camcorder Mode ...................................
Easy Camera Recording on Tape
in Full Auto Mode .......................................................
Zooming .......................................................................
Auto Focus ...................................................................
Macro Shots .................................................................
Remaining Recording Time Display ............................
Remaining Battery Power Display ...............................
Playback
Tape Playback .............................................................
Volume Control .............................................................
Video Search ................................................................
Still ...............................................................................
Watching Playback on a TV .........................................
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21
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21
22
22
23
23
24
24
25
Using the Menu Screens .............................................. 26
27
28
29
30
31
32
32
Appendix
Camera Recording
Displaying the Recording Guide ..................................
Setting the Digital Zoom ..............................................
Gamma Brightness Compensation ..............................
Gain-up ........................................................................
Fade In and Fade Out ..................................................
Quick Return ................................................................
Edit Search ...................................................................
Digital Still Camera
Features
Useful Features
19
Advanced Features
Attaching and Removing the Battery Pack .................... 9
Charging the Battery Pack ........................................... 10
Powering the Camcorder from an AC Outlet ............... 11
Inserting and Removing a Cassette ............................ 12
Inserting and Removing a Card ................................... 13
Installing the Lithium Battery ........................................ 14
Selecting the Language for the On-screen Display ..... 15
Setting the Date and Time ........................................... 16
Attaching the Lens Hood ............................................. 17
Attaching the Wrist Strap ............................................. 17
Using the Lens Cap ..................................................... 17
Tips on Recording Positions ........................................ 18
Useful Features
Preparation
Basic Operations
Part Names .................................................................... 1
On-screen Display Index ............................................... 4
Warning Indicators ......................................................... 7
Preparation
Operation References
Operation References
Contents
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Contents
Useful Features
Advanced Features
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Still Recording on Tape ................................................
Attaching the Supplied Tripod Adapter .......................
Wide Screen (16:9) ......................................................
Digital Image Stabilization (DIS) ..................................
Self Recording .............................................................
Recording in LP (Long Play Recording) Mode ............
Selecting the 16-bit Audio Recording Mode ................
33
33
34
34
35
36
37
Playback
Using the Remote Control ............................................
Displaying the Date and Time of Recording ................
Slow .............................................................................
Gamma Playback ........................................................
Copying an Image from Tape to Card .........................
Picture Effect Playback ................................................
38
39
39
40
40
41
Camera Recording
Manual Focus ..............................................................
Manual Exposure .........................................................
White Balance Lock .....................................................
Setting the Camcorder to Full Auto Mode ....................
Digital Picture Effects ...................................................
Scene Menu (Program AE) ..........................................
42
43
44
44
45
46
Playback
Using the Time Code ...................................................
Editing ..........................................................................
Recording from an External Source .............................
Using the Camcorder as a Converter ..........................
Editing with the DV Terminal (IEEE1394) .....................
Selecting the Audio Playback Mode ............................
Audio Dubbing Feature ................................................
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48
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50
51
52
53
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60
61
63
65
65
67
Picture/Backlight Adjustments .....................................
Turning off the Confirmation Sound .............................
Useful Information ........................................................
Demonstration Mode ...................................................
Before Requesting Service ..........................................
Specifications ..............................................................
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69
70
79
80
82
• Guía de operación rápida en español ..................................................................... 83
• Visualizaciones en pantalla en español ................................................................... 91
• Affichages sur écran en français .............................................................................. 93
Useful Features
Playback
Card Playback .............................................................
Delete Protection ..........................................................
Deleting Stored Images ...............................................
Print Order ....................................................................
Transferring Data on Card to Computer ......................
Installing the USB driver .........................................
Slide Show Playback ...................................................
Basic Operations
55
56
57
58
Preparation
Appendix
Camera Recording
Card Recording ...........................................................
Selecting the Picture Quality ........................................
Recording with the Self-timer .......................................
Formatting a Card ........................................................
Operation References
Digital Still Camera
Features
Advanced Features
Digital Still Camera
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.
Front view
Stereo microphone
Zoom lens
DC input jack
[pp. 10, 11]
Cassette holder [p. 12]
Lithium battery
compartment door
[p. 14]
Cassette compartment door [p. 12]
Cassette compartment door release [p. 12]
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Operation References
Rear view
Power Zoom Wide angle/
Telephoto control [p. 21]/
VOLume control [p. 23]
DV terminal
[pp. 50, 51]
Media Selection
switch (TAPE/
CARD selection
switch) [p. 19]
USB terminal
[pp. 65, 66]
AV jack
[pp. 25, 48-50]
Operation button
Jack cover
[pp. 25,
48-51, 65]
LCD monitor
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Operation References
Operation References
Rear view
RECord START/STOP
button [p. 20]
STILL button [pp. 33, 40, 55]
GAMMA/
BRIGHTER button
[pp. 29, 30, 40]
FADE button
[p. 31]
Power switch
(CAMERA/VCR
select switch) [p. 19]
SET button
[p. 26]
Remote sensor
[p. 38]
Speaker
MENU button [pp. 6, 26]
MANUAL button
[p. 6]
Card slot cover
[p. 13]
Bottom view
Battery release [p. 9]
Wrist strap loop
[p. 17]
Tripod adapter socket
[p. 33]
3
Battery mounting surface
[p. 9]
Operation References
On-screen Display Index
For details on the use of each function, refer to the page number indicated.
TAPE-CAMERA mode
p. 34
p. 22
pp. 20, 44
p. 20
p. 22
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3 0 min
S E T T I NG 1
P I C. E F F E C T
S C E N E ME NU
QK . R E T U RN
GU I D E
R E T U RN
S E T T I NG 1
P I C. E F F E C T
S C E N E ME NU
QK . R E T U RN
GU I D E
R E T U RN
p. 45
p. 46
p. 32
p. 27
S E T T I NG 2
D G T L Z OOM
T APE SPE ED
DIS
16 : 9
A UD I O MOD E
R E T U RN
p. 28
p. 36
p. 34
p. 34
p. 37
OTHE RS
BEEP
T I ME CO D E
T C OU T
D E MO MOD E
L A NGU A G E
R E T U RN
p. 69
p. 47
p. 47
p. 79
p. 15
P L AY BACK SE T
P I C. E F F E C T
A U D I O DU B
AUD I O
ANL G DGT L
R E T U RN
p. 41
p. 54
p. 52
p. 50
OTHE RS
R EMO T E
BEEP
T I ME CO D E
T C OU T
R E T URN
p. 38
p. 69
p. 47
p. 47
LCD SE T
BA CK L I GHT
L C D B R I GH T
L C D C OL OR
R E T U RN
p. 68
CLOCK SE T
D I SPLA Y
S E T T I NG
12H / 24H
R E T UR N
p. 39
p. 16
p. 17
LCD SE T
BA CK L I GHT
L C D B R I GH T
L C D C OL OR
R E T U RN
p. 68
CLOCK SE T
D I SPLAY
R E T UR N
p. 39
TAPE-VCR mode
p. 22
A UD I O 1 + 2
p. 52
P L AY BACK SE T
P I C. E F F E C T
A U D I O DU B
AUD I O
ANL G DGT L
R E T U RN
4
Operation References
Operation References
CARD-CAMERA mode
p. 55
p. 22
CARD
10 / 80
NORMAL
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P I C. E F F E C T
S C E N E ME NU
S E L F T I ME R
GU I D E
R E T U RN
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S E T T I NG 2
D G T L Z OOM
DIS
R E C MOD E
R E T U RN
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OTHE RS
F ORMA T
BEEP
D E MO MOD E
L A NGU A G E
R E T U RN
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P L AY BACK SE T
P I C. E F F E C T
S L I D E S HOW
DE L E T E
P RO T E C T
P R I . O RD E R
R E T U RN
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pp. 61, 62
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LCD SE T
BA CK L I GHT
L C D B R I GH T
L C D C OL OR
R E T U RN
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CLOCK SE T
D I SPLAY
S E T T I NG
12H / 24H
R E T UR N
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LCD SE T
BA CK L I GHT
L C D B R I GH T
L C D C OL OR
R E T U RN
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CLOCK SE T
D I SPLAY
R E T UR N
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AU T O
S E T T I NG 1
P I C. E F F E C T
S C E N E ME NU
S E L F T I ME R
GU I D E
R E T U RN
CARD-VCR mode
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9
10
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P L AY BACK SE T
P I C. E F F E C T
S L I D E S HOW
DE L E T E
P RO T E C T
P R I . O RD E R
R E T U RN
Note:
• See page 26 for procedures on how to display the desired screen.
5
Each time you press the MANUAL button, the screen
changes as shown below.
AUTO
MAN . F O C U S
AUTO
E X POSURE
Focus setting screen
(p. 42)
AUTO
Exposure setting screen
(p. 43)
AUTO
MANUAL button
AUTO
WH I T E B A L .
Operation References
Manual screens
White balance screen
(p. 44)
AUTO
Normal screen
AU T O
3 0 min
On-screen indicators on/off
Each time you press the MENU button, the screen
changes as shown below.
• The example screens shown are for TAPE-CAMERA
mode.
Indicators on
MENU button
AU T O
3 0 min
Menu screen
S E T T I NG 1
P I C. E F F E C T
S C E N E ME NU
QK . R E T U RN
GU I D E
R E T U RN
Indicators off
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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 72).
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 END
The tape has reached the end. Replace it with a
new cassette (see page 12).
BAT T ERY I S
TOO LOW.
The battery is almost depleted. Replace it with a
fully charged battery pack (see page 9).
DEW
DEW
Dew has formed inside the camcorder. Wait a
few hours for the dew to dry away (see
page 76).
About 10 seconds after this warning appears,
the camcorder automatically turns off.
The video heads are clogged and should be
cleaned (see page 77).
L AMP
USB
7
L AMP
USB
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.
The battery is almost depleted when the
camcorder transfers data through the USB
cable. Use the AC adapter or fully charged
battery pack as the power source (see pages 911, 66).
Description of warning
NO
MEMORY CARD
The card is not inserted or is inserted improperly. Check that it is
properly inserted (see page 13).
MEMORY CARD
FUL L
The capacity of the card is full and cannot store any more images.
Delete unnecessary images (see page 61) or replace the card with a
new one (see page 13).
NO DA T A ON
MEMORY C ARD
The card has no images recorded in the format the camcorder can
recognize.
MEMORY C ARD
ERROR
The images in the 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 58).
F ORMA T
MEMORY C ARD
The card has not been formatted with this camcorder. Format the card
(see page 58).
MEMORY C ARD
PROT E C T ED
The card is write-protected (see pages 13, 74).
DA T A
PROT E C T ED
You are trying to delete a protected image. Cancel the protection
setting (see page 60).
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 58).
C ANNO T
S TORE DA T A
The card cannot record any data due to a problem with the card or
data on the card. Replace the card (see page 13).
Operation References
Displayed for
5 seconds
Note:
• N indicates a flashing display.
8
Preparation
Preparation
Attaching and Removing
the Battery Pack
Attaching
Preparation
Power switch
9
1
Make sure that the Power
switch is set to OFF.
2
Align the = mark on the side of the
battery pack with the = mark on the
camcorder (1), and slide the battery
pack in the direction of the arrow
completely until it locks into place (2).
Removing
1
Make sure that the Power switch is set
to OFF.
2
Rotate the monitor section of the
camcorder (1), then press the battery
release (2). Slide the battery pack in
the direction of the arrow and take it out
(3).
Battery release
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 destroy the 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.
• Make sure that the battery pack is firmly
attached during operation. If it is not, the battery
pack may come off or camcorder operation may
fall because of the poor contact pressure.
• To prevent damage to the battery pack when
removing, be sure to firmly hold the battery pack
while pressing the release.
• Use only SHARP model BT-L225 or BT-L445
battery packs with this camcorder. Use of other
batteries may create a risk of fire or explosion.
Charging the Battery
Pack
Attach the battery pack on the
camcorder, and make sure that the
Power switch is set to OFF.
2
Plug the AC adapter into a power outlet
(1), then insert the DC plug into the DC
input jack (2).
• The charge indicator lights up.
DC input jack
To power outlet
Preparation
1
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 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 75 for more information on using the
battery pack.
Caution:
• Charge only SHARP model BT-L225 or BT-L445
battery packs. Other types of battery packs may
burst, causing personal injury and damage.
Charge indicator
Extending battery pack life
• The charge indicator turns off when the
battery is charged.
3
Remove the DC plug from the DC input
jack, then remove the AC adapter from
the power outlet.
Charging time and maximum continuous recording and playback times in
TAPE modes
Battery
pack
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:
1Fully charge the battery pack.
2Attach 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.
3Remove the battery pack and store it
between 50°F and 68°F (10°C and 20°C).
Charging Max. continuous Max. continuous
time
recording time playback time
BT-L225
approx.
2hr.
approx.
1hr. 30min.
approx.
1hr. 30min.
BT-L445
approx.
3hr. 30min.
approx.
3hr.
approx.
3hr.
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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.
Caution:
• The supplied AC adapter 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
Plug the AC adapter into a power outlet
(1), then insert the DC plug into the DC
input jack (2).
• The camcorder is supplied power.
DC input jack
To power outlet
3
Hold down the Lock button
and set the Power switch to
CAMERA or VCR.
Lock button
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Note:
• When using the AC adapter to power the
camcorder, the battery pack is not charged.
Cautions:
• BEFORE REMOVING THE DC PLUG, ALWAYS
STOP RECORDING OR PLAYBACK AND TURN
THE POWER OFF. Removing the DC plug while
shooting or during playback may damage the
tape by causing it to wrap around the video
head drum or destroy the 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.
Inserting and Removing
a Cassette
Inserting
1
4
Wait for the cassette holder to fully
retract. Close the compartment door by
pressing the center until it clicks into
place.
Preparation
Attach the power source to the
camcorder, then slide the cassette
compartment door release and open the
cassette compartment door.
• After confirmation sound, the cassette
holder extends and opens automatically.
Cassette compartment
door release
Removing
Perform step 1 above, then take out the
cassette.
2
Insert a commercially available cassette
fully with the window facing outwards,
and with the erasure protect tab facing
upwards.
Erasure protect tab
SAVE
REC
3
Press the W mark gently until the
cassette holder clicks into place.
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 72 for more information on the video
cassette tapes intended for use with this
camcorder.
• After confirmation sound, the cassette
holder retracts automatically.
“W” mark
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Preparation
Inserting and Removing
a Card
Preparation
You can use an SD Memory Card or a
MultiMediaCard for storing still images.
Removing
Perform steps 1 and 2 above, push the card
(1) and pull the card straight out (2) as shown
below.
Inserting
1
Make sure that the Power switch is set
to OFF.
2
Slide the card slot cover release and
open the card slot cover in the direction
of the arrow.
Card slot cover release
Notes:
• You can use only the SD Memory Card or the
MultiMediaCard (see page 71).
• The supplied card is preformatted for immediate
use.
• See pages 73 and 74 for more information on the
cards intended for use with this camcorder.
Caution:
• Do not remove the card from the camcorder
while recording data on the card (S indicator
flashes during recording). This may delete the
recorded image or damage the card.
About the write-protect switch
3
Insert a card into the slot as shown
below, and push it in as far as it will go.
Write-protect
switch
SD Memory Card has a write-protect switch.
When the switch is set to the locked position,
you cannot record/delete data or format the
card. Set it to the unlocked position to record/
delete data or format the card.
Back view
Unlocked position
Label
Locked position
Clipped corner
4
13
Close the card slot cover.
Installing the Lithium
Battery
Installing
Removing
Perform steps 1 and 2 above,
then lift out the battery from
the battery holder.
1
Slide the cassette compartment door
release and open the cassette compartment door.
Note:
• The cassette holder will extend and open
when the camcorder is connected to a
power source. Be sure to close the cassette
holder before proceeding to the next step
(see page 12).
2
Pull out the lithium battery holder using
a pointed object such as the tip of a
ballpoint pen.
Lithium battery
holder
3
Insert the lithium
“m” mark
battery into the
battery holder with
the H side of the
battery facing the
m side of the
holder.
4
Push the battery holder back into
position. Press the W mark gently,
then close the cassette compartment
door by pressing the center until it clicks
into place.
Notes on the Use of the Lithium battery
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.
Preparation
The supplied lithium battery is used to store the
memory of the date and time settings.
• 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.
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Preparation
Preparation
Selecting the Language
for the On-screen
Display
Changing
1
In TAPE-CAMERA or CARD-CAMERA
mode, press the MENU button until the
menu screen appears.
Available modes:
TAPE-CAMERA, CARD-CAMERA
2
Press l or m on the operation button
to select I, then press the SET button.
This camcorder allows you to choose English,
French or Spanish as the on-screen display
language.
3
Press l or m to select “LANGUAGE”
(“LANGUE” or “IDIOMA”), then press the
SET button.
Power switch
• The language selection screen appears.
OTHE RS
BEEP
T I ME CO D E
T C OU T
D E MO MOD E
L A NGU A G E
R E T U RN
SET button
E N GL I S H
MENU button
Operation button
Setting
L AN GU A G E
E NG L I SH
F RAN Ç A I S
ESPAÑOL
When using the camcorder for the first time,
select your on-screen display language by
following the steps below.
1
Hold down the Lock button and set the
Power switch to CAMERA.
4
• The menu screen displays in the
language selected.
• The language selection screen appears.
2
Press l or m on the operation button
to select the desired language, then
press the SET button.
I D I OMA
E NG L I SH
F RAN Ç A I S
ESPAÑOL
L AN GU A G E
E NG L I SH
F RAN Ç A I S
ESPAÑOL
O T RO S
P I T I DO
C Ó D . T I E MP O
SAL I DA CT
MODO D EMO .
E SP AÑ OL
I D I OMA
R E T ORNO
5
AU T O
15
Press l or m to select the desired
language, then press the SET button.
Press the MENU button to turn off the
menu screen.
Note:
• The operation procedures in the following
sections are based on using the English onscreen displays.
Setting the Date and
Time
4
Press l or m to select “JUN” (month),
then press the SET button.
SE T T I NG
Available modes:
TAPE-CAMERA, CARD-CAMERA
5
Press l or m to select “2” (day), then
press the SET button.
SE T T I NG
Power switch
6
SET button
7
Operation button
Note:
• Before performing the steps below, make sure
that the lithium battery has been installed (see
page 14).
1
Press the MENU button until the menu
screen appears.
CLOCK SE T
D I SPLAY
S E T T I NG
12H / 24H
R E T UR N
3
8
J A N. 1 . 2 0 0 2
1 2 : 0 0 AM
JUN. 2 . 2 0 0 3
1 2 : 0 0 AM
Press l or m to select “10 AM” (hour),
then press the SET button.
SE T T I NG
Hold down the Lock button
and set the Power switch to
CAMERA.
Lock button
2
Press l or m to select “2003” (year),
then press the SET button.
SE T T I NG
MENU button
JUN. 2 . 2 0 0 2
1 2 : 0 0 AM
Preparation
Example: Setting the date to June 2, 2003
(JUN. 2. 2003) and the time to 10:30 am
(10:30 AM).
JUN. 1 . 2 0 0 2
1 2 : 0 0 AM
JUN. 2 . 2 0 0 3
1 0 : 0 0 AM
Press l or m to select “30” (minute),
then press the SET button.
• The internal clock now starts operating.
SE T T I NG
9
JUN. 2 . 2 0 0 3
1 0 : 3 0 AM
Press the MENU button to turn off the
menu screen.
Note:
• If the date and time have been set, the SETTING
1 screen (T) appears in step 2. Select
“SETTING” in the CLOCK SET screen (P) using
the Operation button and SET button.
Press the SET button.
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Preparation
Changing to the 24-hour Time
Mode
Preparation
1
After performing step 8 above, press l
or m to select “12H/24H”, then press the
SET button.
CLOCK SE T
D I SPLAY
S E T T I NG
12H / 24H
R E T UR N
2
Attach the wrist strap to the wrist strap loop as
shown below.
Wrist strap loop
1 2H
2 4H
Press l or m to select “24H”, then
press the SET button.
1 2 H 2 4H
3
Attaching the Wrist
Strap
2 4H
Press the MENU 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 five minutes.
Caution:
• Do not swing the camcorder by the strap.
Using the Lens Cap
Attach the strap to the lens cap as shown
below.
Attaching the Lens
Hood
When recording outdoors on a sunny day or in
a location with bright lighting, attach the
supplied lens hood to the camcorder. Turn the
lens hood in the direction of the arrow to attach
it.
Attach the strap of the lens cap to the wrist
strap as shown below.
To remove it, turn it in the opposite direction.
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Notes:
• The lens cap can still be attached on top of the
lens hood.
• Filters and other accessories cannot be attached
on the top of the lens hood.
Always attach the lens cap over the lens when
not using the camcorder.
Tips on Recording
Positions
To create images that are easy to watch during
playback, try to record with an upright posture
and steady hand to prevent a shaky image.
Place your right thumb close to the REC
START/STOP button and Power Zoom control.
Place your left thumb on the thumb rest on the
left side of the screen.
Preparation
Holding the camcorder
Basic posture
When recording, hang the lens cap on the wrist
strap to keep the cap out of the way.
Take care not to
cover the lens or
microphone with
your finger.
Place your elbows
against your sides.
Balance your
weight on both
legs.
Shooting from a high angle
Turn the LCD monitor so that the
screen faces downward.
Shooting from a low angle
Turn the LCD monitor so that
the screen faces upward.
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Basic
Operations
Basic Operations
Playback Recording
Camera
Selecting the Camcorder Mode
Power switch
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 cards. One of the following camcorder modes needs to be
set before starting any operation.
Basic Operations
Media Selection switch
Camcorder modes
TAPE-CAMERA mode
TAPE-VCR mode
For recording motion and still images on a
tape.
For playing back or editing motion and still
images recorded on a tape.
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.
Lock button
Lock button
CARD-CAMERA mode
CARD-VCR mode
For recording still images on a
card.
For playing back still images recorded on a
card.
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
Note:
• To turn the power off, set the Power switch to OFF without pressing the 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 card.
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Easy Camera Recording
on Tape in Full Auto
Mode
To pause recording
Press the REC START/STOP button again.
Recording pauses, and the camcorder enters
Recording Standby mode.
Available mode:
TAPE-CAMERA
PAUSE
• Before you start recording, perform the
operations described on pages 9 through 18
to prepare your camcorder for recording.
REC START/STOP button
Power switch
Set the Power switch to OFF without pressing
the Lock button.
Media Selection switch
1
2
Remove the lens cap.
3
Hold down the Lock button and set the
Power switch to CAMERA.
Set the Media Selection
switch to TAPE.
• The picture from the lens now displays.
• The camcorder is now ready to record
(Recording Standby mode).
Lock button
Maximum continuous recording and
actual recording times in TAPE-CAMERA mode
Battery
pack
Max. continuous
recording time
Actual recording
time
BT-L225
approx.
1hr. 30min.
approx.
50min.
BT-L445
approx.
3hr.
approx.
1hr. 40min.
AU T O
Note:
• If “AUTO” is not displayed at this time, set
the camcorder to Full Auto mode (see page
44).
4
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.)
Press the REC START/STOP button to
begin recording.
Basic Operations
To turn the power off
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 in the actual
recording time compared to the maximum
continuous recording time listed above.
RE C
20
Basic Operations
Camera Recording
Zooming
Auto Focus
Available modes:
TAPE-CAMERA, CARD-CAMERA
Available modes:
TAPE-CAMERA, CARD-CAMERA
Zooming allows you to move visually closer to
or farther from a subject without physically
changing your position.
When using the optical zoom, you can enlarge
the subject up to 10K.
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 the subject in the
center of the scene. Always keep the subject in
the center of the scene.
Basic Operations
Zooming in (when you want to center
attention on the subject)
Wide
angle
Zooming out (when you want to
includes the surroundings)
Notes:
• If no subject is in the center of the scene, the
focus area will expand and the subject nearest
Telethe center will be focused on.
photo • 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 42. In these situations, use
the manual focus function.
Zooming in
Push the Power Zoom control to the T (telephoto) side to get a close-up view (1).
Macro Shots
Zooming out
Push the Power Zoom control to the W (wide
angle) side to get a wide field of view (2).
Available modes:
TAPE-CAMERA, CARD-CAMERA
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 5 feet (1.5 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.
Power Zoom control
Zoom range indicator
W
T Z OOM
3
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 5 feet (1.5 m). The
camcorder will automatically zoom out until it is
able to focus on the subject.
• See page 28 for how to use the digital zoom.
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Note:
• When you are recording a macro shot, be sure
that the subject receives sufficient illumination.
Remaining Recording
Time Display
Remaining Battery
Power Display
Available mode:
TAPE-CAMERA
Available modes:
All modes
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, the remaining
battery power indicator is displayed. If the
battery power becomes very low, a warning
indicator appears. Replace the battery pack.
Basic Operations
3 0 min
Remaining recording
time indicator
(Green)
(Green)
Notes:
• The remaining recording time indicator
appears when the on-screen indicators turns
on.
• 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
THE TAPE
ENDS SOON.
Less than 1 min.
Remaining battery
power indicator
(Red)
BAT T E RY I S
T OO LOW.
Warning indicator
Notes:
• The remaining battery power indicator
appears when the on-screen indicators turns
on.
• 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.
• Use of the zoom functions when the warning
indicator is displayed may cause the camcorder
to suddenly lose power.
T APE END
CHANGE T HE
CAS SE T T E .
The tape has reached
the end.
T A PE E ND
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Basic
Operations
Basic Operations
Camera Recording
Playback
Tape Playback
To stop playback
Press l.
Available mode:
TAPE-VCR
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
Power switch
To turn the power off
Set the Power switch to OFF without pressing
the Lock button.
Basic Operations
Note:
• The tape is automatically rewound when
playback reaches the end of the tape.
Volume Control
Available mode:
TAPE-VCR
Operation button
1
Set the Media Selection
switch to TAPE.
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.
2
Hold down the Lock button
and set the Power switch to
VCR.
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.
3
Press j (or k) on the Operation button
to rewind (or fast forward) the tape to the
desired point.
Lock button
4
Volume control
Press m to begin playback.
VOLUME
Note:
• If you press the REC START/STOP button in
TAPE-VCR mode, the “
” mark appears and
the camcorder enters Recording Standby mode.
If you do not intend to record, press l to turn
the “
” mark off, then press m to begin
playback. This will ensure your previous
recording is not erased (see pages 49, 51).
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Decrease
Increase
Speaker
Video Search
Still
Available mode:
TAPE-VCR
Available mode:
TAPE-VCR
The video search function makes it easy to
search for a desired scene on the tape.
The still function allows you to pause playback
in TAPE-VCR mode.
Searching for a Scene Near
the Current Tape Position
During playback in TAPE-VCR mode, press m
on the Operation button.
1
During playback in TAPE-VCR mode,
press k (or j) on the Operation button.
To return to normal playback, press m again.
2
When you find the scene, press m to
return to normal playback.
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.
Basic Operations
• The playback picture fast forwards (or
reverses).
Searching for a Scene Far from
the Current Tape Position
1
During fast forward (or rewind) in TAPEVCR mode, press and hold k (or j) on
the Operation button.
• The fast forward (or rewind) picture
displays.
2
If the scene is still rather far from the
current tape position, release the
Operation button to normal fast forward
(or rewind).
3
Repeat steps 1 and 2 above until you
find the scene.
4
Press m to begin normal playback.
Notes:
• The sound is off during search.
• You may experience picture noise during search.
This is not a malfunction.
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Basic Operations
Playback
Watching Playback on a
TV
Caution:
• Check that the camcorder, TV, VCR and
other equipment to be used are turned off
before making any connections. Picture
noise or malfunction may occur if any of the
above is left on while making a connection.
Available modes:
TAPE-VCR, CARD-VCR
You can connect the camcorder to a TV to
allow a larger audience to enjoy playback.
Open the jack cover on the camcorder
(see page 2).
Basic Operations
1
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
REC
Yellow: To video input jack
White: To audio input (L) jack
Red: To audio input (R) jack
Audio/video cable (supplied)
To AV jack
: The arrow shows the signal flow.
Turn on the TV and set it to the “AV” or
“VIDEO” channel. (See the operation
manual of your TV.)
• 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 view the signal from
the VCR. (See the operation manuals of
your TV and VCR.)
4
Jack cover
25
3
Set the Power switch on the camcorder
to VCR, and begin playback (see page
23).
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.
• Close the jack cover after use.
Useful Features
3
Using the Menu
Screens
Press l or m on the Operation button
to select the desired menu screen (Y),
then press the SET button.
Example
Use the menu screens to adjust the various
camcorder settings.
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Media Selection switch
Power switch
• You can press k, instead of the SET
button.
4
SET button
MENU button
Press l or m to select the desired
menu item (DGTL ZOOM), then press
the SET button.
Example
Operation button
1
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• See pages 4 and 5
for the menu items
you can select in
each camcorder
mode.
• You can press k, instead of the SET
button.
Lock button
• Steps 2 to 5 show how to change the
DGTL ZOOM menu setting in TAPECAMERA mode.
2
Press the MENU button until the menu
screen appears.
Example
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S C E N E ME NU
QK . R E T U RN
GU I D E
R E T U RN
Useful Features
Set to the desired
camcorder mode
(see page 19).
5
Press l or m to select the desired
menu setting, then press the SET
button.
DG T L ZOOM
40
• You can press k, instead of the SET
button.
• To adjust another menu item, press l or
m to select “RETURN” and press the
SET button, then perform steps 3 to 5.
To turn off the menu screen
Press the MENU button.
Note:
• The menu screen does not appear during
recording.
Notes:
• Certain menu items are common to all
camcorder modes. If the BEEP 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.
• Items that are not selectable are grayed out.
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Useful
Features
Useful features
Camera Recording
Camera
Recording
Displaying the
Recording Guide
Available modes:
TAPE-CAMERA, CARD-CAMERA
This function helps you decide on the size of
the subject occupying the screen. Select one
of five recording guides.
Turning on the recording guide
• The example screens shown are for TAPECAMERA mode.
1
In TAPE-CAMERA or CARD-CAMERA
mode, press the MENU button until the
menu screen appears.
2
Press l or m on the operation button
to select T, then press the SET button.
3
Press l or m to select “GUIDE”, then
press the SET button.
Types
Cross: A cross mark at
the center of the
screen for placing the
subject at the center.
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QK . R E T U RN
OF F
GU I D E
ON
R E T U RN
Useful Features
Focus: Focus brackets
for guiding you to the
focus area.
4
Landscape: Grid lines
dividing the screen
into 9 areas to help
you with the horizontal
and vertical composition.
Snapshot: For capturing a small group of
friends in a frame with
surrounding background.
Portrait: Green frame
fitting a full-body view
and yellow frame
fitting an upper-body
view.
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Press l or m to select “ON”, then press
the SET button.
GU I DE
5
ON
Press the MENU button to turn off the
menu screen.
Selecting the recording guide
Press l or m on the Operation button.
To turn off the recording guide
Select “OFF” in step 4 above, then press the
SET button.
Note:
• When using manual focus, you cannot
change the recording guide.
Setting the Digital
Zoom
The “D” digital zoom indicator is displayed
during digital zooming.
Available modes:
TAPE-CAMERA, CARD-CAMERA
You can select three different zoom ranges: 1–
10K (optical zoom), 10–40K (digital zoom) or
10–300K (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 1–300K.
• As the image is enlarged digitally, the picture
quality decreases when higher digital zoom
settings are used.
1
In TAPE-CAMERA or CARD-CAMERA
mode, press the MENU button until the
menu screen appears.
Press l or m on the operation button
to select Y, then press the SET button.
3
Press l or m to select “DGTL ZOOM”,
then press the SET button.
T D - ZOOM 2 5
Digital zoom indicator
To use optical zoom only
Select “OFF” in step 4 above.
Useful Features
2
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4
Press l or m to select “40” or “300”,
then press the SET button.
DG T L ZOOM
5
40
Press the MENU button to turn off the
menu screen.
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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.
Available modes:
TAPE-CAMERA, CARD-CAMERA
GAMMA
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.
AU T O
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Note:
• When the x indicator is displayed, the
background will become slightly brighter.
To cancel Gamma Brightness Compensation
Useful Features
Press the GAMMA/BRIGHTER button until
“GAMMA” disappears.
GAMMA/BRIGHTER
button
In TAPE-CAMERA or CARD-CAMERA mode,
press the GAMMA/BRIGHTER button once.
• “GAMMA” appears, indicating that Gamma
Brightness Compensation is now working.
AU T O
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GAMMA
AU T O
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Gain-up
To obtain a brighter picture
Press the GAMMA/BRIGHTER button again.
• The e indicator appears.
Available modes:
TAPE-CAMERA, CARD-CAMERA
When you are recording in a dark or poorly
illuminated location, “LIGHT” is displayed on
the screen. Use the gain-up function to record
a brighter picture.
Note:
• At locations where lighting is adequate, “LIGHT”
will not appear. The gain-up function cannot be
used in this case.
GAMMA
AU T O
3 0 min
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.
• “GAMMA” appears, indicating that the gainup function is now working.
Useful Features
GAMMA/BRIGHTER
button
Notes:
• You may experience some picture noise in Gainup mode, which increases when the e
displays.
• When the e indicator displays, you may get
a shadow image behind a subject that is moving
around a lot.
• Fine brightness adjustments are possible when
using manual exposure (see page 43).
• Gain-up will cancel if you aim the camcorder in a
bright location.
L I GH T
AU T O
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GAMMA
L I GH T
AU T O
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Useful Features
Camera Recording
2
Fade In and Fade Out
Press the REC START/STOP button to
begin recording.
• The picture turns white, and the image
and sound fade in.
Available mode:
TAPE-CAMERA
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 in creating a
dramatic change in scenery.
REC
F A DE
REC START/STOP button
IN
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3
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.
Useful Features
FADE button
F A D E OU T
Fade in
AU T O
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To cancel Fade mode
Fade out
Using
Press the FADE button again in Recording
Standby mode.
1
To use Fade Out only
In TAPE-CAMERA mode, press the
FADE button.
• “FADE” appears.
F A DE
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1
During camera recording in TAPECAMERA mode, press the FADE button
to display “FADE”.
2
Press the REC START/STOP button at
the point where you wish to stop
recording.
Note:
• Fade mode automatically cancels after Fade
Out.
Quick Return
Edit Search
Available mode:
TAPE-CAMERA
Available mode:
TAPE-CAMERA
If while playing back your tape you want to
quickly return to the last recorded scene and
start recording again, 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 button until the menu screen
appears.
3
Press l or m on the operation button
to select T, then press the SET button.
4
Press l or m to select “QK. RETURN”,
then press the SET button.
5
Set the camcorder to TAPE-CAMERA
mode.
2
In Recording Standby
mode, press and hold
down j (reverse edit
search) or k (forward
edit search) on the
Operation button.
3
When you find the point where you want
to begin recording, release the button.
Press l or m to select “START”, then
press the SET button.
• “SEARCH” flashes, and the tape begins
fast forwarding or rewinding to the end
of the last recorded scene.
SE ARCH
• When the tape reaches the end of the
last recorded scene, “FINISHED” is
displayed, and the camcorder enters
Recording Standby mode.
6
1
Useful Features
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S T OP
GU I D E
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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.
• You may experience picture noise during reverse
edit search.
Press the MENU button to turn off the
menu screen.
Notes:
• To cancel the quick return function while
“SEARCH” is flashing, press the SET button
twice.
• Quick return will not work if you remove the
cassette and reload it after recording or if
nothing has been recorded since loading.
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Useful Features
Camera Recording
Still Recording on Tape
Available mode:
TAPE-CAMERA
You can record continuous still images of
subjects.
1
Set the camcorder to TAPE-CAMERA
mode.
2
In Recording Standby mode,
press the STILL button fully.
Attaching the Supplied
Tripod Adapter
Attach the supplied tripod adapter when using
a tripod with the camcorder.
1
Align the tripod adapter with the tripod
adapter socket on the bottom of the
camcorder, then rotate as shown below.
Tripod adapter socket
• A still image of the subject is
displayed.
3
Press the REC START/
STOP button.
• The still image of the
subject will be recorded.
Tripod socket
Useful Features
To pause recording
Press the REC START/STOP button.
2
Attach tripod to tripod socket.
To cancel the still image
Press the STILL button fully.
Notes:
• Still Recording can also be used during
recording by pressing the STILL button fully.
• The picture quality in Still Recording function will
be slightly lower than normal pictures.
Note:
• You cannot use the supplied tripod adapter, if
the alignment pin is not retractable.
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Wide Screen (16:9)
Available mode:
TAPE-CAMERA
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
In TAPE-CAMERA mode, press the
MENU button until the menu screen
appears.
2
Press l or m on the operation button
to select Y, then press the SET button.
3
Press l or m to select “16:9”, then
press the SET button.
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Available modes:
TAPE-CAMERA, CARD-CAMERA
The digital image stabilization (DIS) function
allows you to stabilize the image by electronically compensating for relatively minor image
shaking that is often annoying in close-up
shots.
1
In TAPE-CAMERA or CARD-CAMERA
mode, press the MENU button until the
menu screen appears.
2
Press l or m on the operation button
to select Y, then press the SET button.
3
Press l or m to select “DIS”, then
press the SET button.
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4
Press l or m to select “ON”, then press
the SET button.
• The picture is displayed with the top and
bottom portions masked.
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5
Press l or m to select “ON”, then press
the SET button.
DIS
5
ON
Press the MENU button to turn off the
menu screen.
• The DIS indicator only appears when the
on-screen indicators are turned on.
ON
Press the MENU button to turn off the
menu screen.
To return to normal screen
Select “OFF” in step 4 above.
Useful Features
1
Digital Image
Stabilization (DIS)
DIS indicator
To cancel DIS function
Select “OFF” in step 4 above. The z indicator
will disappear.
Notes:
• The DIS function cannot compensate for
excessive image shaking.
• 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.
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Useful Features
Camera Recording
Self Recording
Available modes:
TAPE-CAMERA, CARD-CAMERA
Rotate the LCD monitor 180° vertically so that
the screen faces the other way and the subject
can monitor the shot while you are recording.
Cautions:
• Do not rotate the monitor section to the self
recording position during recording or playback.
• For recording in Self Recording mode, be
sure to rotate the monitor section, NOT the
lens section. If you hold the camcorder
upside down with the lens at the bottom, the
subject will be recorded upside down.
If the camcorder is steadied, you can record
yourself in the scene by watching yourself on
the LCD monitor. The remote control is useful
for such occasions.
Useful Features
More Information on Self Recording
1
Set the Media Selection switch to TAPE
or CARD.
2
3
Set the Power switch to CAMERA.
Rotate the monitor section 180°
vertically.
• A mirror image of the subject displays
on the LCD monitor.
4
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Begin recording.
• Use the remote control to begin/stop recording
on tape.
• The screen image automatically inverts when the
monitor rotation is between 135° and 200°. When
the monitor section is turned back to the normal
position, the image returns to normal.
• You can play back images while the monitor is in
the self recording position. Set the camcorder to
TAPE-VCR mode. The Operation button still
retains its function as during normal playback,
for example, m on the Operation button works
as the Play button.
Recording in LP (Long
Play Recording) Mode
Available mode:
TAPE-CAMERA
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
In TAPE-CAMERA mode, press the
MENU button until the menu screen
appears.
2
Press l or m on the operation button
to select Y, then press the SET button.
3
Press l or m to select “TAPE SPEED”,
then press the SET button.
• 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.
• Audio dubbing is not possible with LP mode
recording.
Useful Features
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4
Notes on the use of LP mode
Press l or m to select “LP”, then press
the SET button.
T AP E SP E ED LP
5
Press the MENU button to turn off the
menu screen.
• The long play recording mode indicator
only appears when the on-screen
indicators are turned on.
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4 5 min
Long play recording
mode indicator
To return to SP mode
Select “SP” in step 4 above.
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Useful Features
Camera Recording
Selecting the 16-bit
Audio Recording Mode
Available mode:
TAPE-CAMERA
The camcorder normally records audio in the
12-bit audio recording mode. For higher-quality
audio recording, select the 16-bit audio
recording mode.
1
In TAPE-CAMERA mode, press the
MENU button until the menu screen
appears.
2
Press l or m on the operation button
to select Y, then press the SET button.
3
Press l or m to select “AUDIO MODE”,
then press the SET button.
Useful Features
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4
Press l or m to select “16bit”, then
press the SET button.
AUD I O MODE 1 6 bit
5
Press the MENU button to turn off the
menu screen.
• The 16-bit audio recording mode
indicator only appears when the onscreen indicators are turned on.
1 6 bit
16-bit audio recording
mode indicator
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 53).
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Useful Features
Playback
Using the Remote
Control
Available modes:
TAPE-CAMERA, TAPE-VCR
Installing the Batteries
Press l or m to select “ON”, then press
the SET button.
ON
REMOT E
5
Use the 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.
Press the MENU button to turn off the
menu screen.
Operating
Aim the remote control at the remote sensor of
the camcorder, and press the control buttons to
operate.
Open the battery compartment cover.
1
Remote sensor
16
ft
m
)
Insert the two supplied AA (R6 or UM/
SUM-3) batteries with the battery poles
positioned as indicated.
2
(5
1
2
4
3
Place the cover.
Useful Features
Approximate operating
range of remote control
REW button
REC START/STOP button
ZOOM buttons (W/T)
Activating
1
In TAPE-VCR (or CARD-VCR) mode,
press the MENU button until the menu
screen appears.
2
Press l or m on the operation button
to select I, then press the SET button.
PLAY button
3
Press l or m to select “REMOTE”,
then press the SET button.
STOP button
FF button
SLOW button
VOLUME +/L buttons
OTHE RS
R EMO T E
BEEP
T I ME CO D E
T C OU T
R E T URN
PAUSE/STILL button
ON
OFF
Notes:
• Do not use old and new batteries together or
batteries of different brands together.
• Be careful not to expose the remote sensor to
direct sunlight or strong interior lighting, 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.
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Useful Features
Playback
Displaying the Date and
Time of Recording
Available modes:
All modes
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.
Useful Features
• The example screens shown are for TAPECAMERA mode.
Slow
1
Hold down the Lock button and set the
Power switch to CAMERA or VCR.
Available mode:
TAPE-VCR
2
Press the MENU button until the menu
screen appears.
This function allows you to play back images in
slow motion.
3
Press l or m on the operation button
to select P, then press the SET button.
During playback in TAPE-VCR mode, press
SLOW button (f) on the remote control.
4
Press l or m to select “DISPLAY”, then
press the SET button.
CLOCK SE T
D I SPLAY
S E T T I NG
12H / 24H
R E T UR N
5
6
OF F
DA T E
D A T E + T I ME
DA T E + T I ME
Press the MENU button until the date (or
date and time) displays.
J UN.
AU T O
PLAY button
SLOW button
Press l or m to select “DATE” or
“DATEHTIME”, then press the SET
button.
D I SPL AY
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Notes:
• The date (or date and time) appears when the
on-screen indicators are turned on.
• 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
card is not being played back.
2. 2003
1 0 : 3 0 AM
3 0 min
To return to normal playback, press PLAY
button (t).
Notes:
• The sound is off in Slow mode.
• To protect the tape, the camcorder automatically
returns to normal playback if it is left in Slow
mode for more than 10 minutes.
Gamma Playback
Copying an Image from
Tape to Card
Available mode:
TAPE-VCR
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.
Available mode:
TAPE-VCR
You can capture your favorite image frame from
a video tape recording and save it on card.
1
Insert the recorded Mini DV cassette
and a card in the camcorder.
2
Set the camcorder to TAPE-VCR mode,
then begin tape playback.
3
Press m on the Operation button at the
point where the desired image appears.
• A still picture of the image is displayed.
GAMMA/BRIGHTER
button
A UD I O 1 + 2
• “GAMMA1” appears, and the picture becomes
brighter.
GAMMA 1
Note:
• To cancel the still picture, press m again.
A UD I O 1 + 2
4
Useful Features
During playback in TAPE-VCR mode, press the
GAMMA/BRIGHTER button once.
Press the STILL button to copy the
image to the card.
• The S indicator flashes red while the
image is copied.
To obtain a brighter picture, press the GAMMA/
BRIGHTER button again.
CARD
• “GAMMA2” appears.
A UD I O 1 + 2
GAMMA 2
A UD I O 1 + 2
To cancel Gamma Playback
Note:
• When displaying the image copied with this
function on the computer monitor, you may find
black bands around the image. This is caused
by the differences in how each media displays
images.
Press the GAMMA/BRIGHTER button until
“GAMMA1” and “GAMMA2” disappear.
Note:
• Gamma Playback has no effect during still
playback.
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Useful Features
Playback
Picture Effect Playback
4
Available modes:
TAPE-VCR, CARD-VCR
Press l or m to select the desired
picture effect, then press the SET
button.
P I C. E F F E C T B W
These picture effects let you play back images
with a more dramatic effect.
5
Press the MENU button to turn off the
menu screen.
Useful Features
Types
B/W: The picture is displayed in black-andwhite.
SEPIA: The picture is displayed in sepia
color similar to that of an old photograph.
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.
BLUE: The picture is displayed with the
effect of playback through a blue filter.
• The example screens shown are for TAPE-VCR
mode.
1
During playback in TAPE-VCR (or
CARD-VCR) mode, press the MENU
button until the menu screen appears.
2
Press l or m on the operation button
to select V (or S), then press the SET
button.
3
Press l or m to select “PIC. EFFECT”,
then press the SET button.
P L AY BACK SE T
P I C. E F F E C T
A U D I O DU B
AUD I O
ANL G DGT L
R E T U RN
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OF F
B W
SEP I A
SOL AR I
NE GA
BLUE
To cancel Picture Effect Playback
Select “OFF” in step 4 above.
Notes:
• Images in Picture Effect Playback mode cannot
be transferred via DV cable to a personal
computer.
• You cannot use Picture Effect Playback with
Slide Show Playback.
Advanced Features
Camera Recording
Manual Focus
1
Available modes:
TAPE-CAMERA, CARD-CAMERA
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.
In TAPE-CAMERA or CARD-CAMERA
mode, press the MANUAL button until
the focus setting screen appears.
AUTO
MAN . F O C U S
2
Adjust the Power Zoom control to frame
the subject as you desire.
3
Press m or l to focus on the subject.
Lack of contrast, e.g. snow
scene.
m: To focus on a more distant subject
l: To focus on a closer subject
MF
MAN . F O C U S
Fast-moving subject.
Background is too bright.
AUTO
4
MAN U A L
Press the MANUAL button until the
normal screen appears.
• “MF” appears.
Subject has horizontal stripes.
Subject is being shot through
a dirty or wet window.
MF
3 0 min
Manual focus indicator
Light reflects off the subject.
Fast-speed shutter being used
under fluorescent lighting.
Subjects at different distances
appear in the center of the
scene at the same time.
To return to Auto Focus mode
Press the SET button while the focus setting
screen is displayed.
Notes:
• The camcorder may not be able to focus
correctly if the subject is closer than approximately 5 feet (1.5 m). Set the zoom control to
wide angle, and try refocusing again.
• If the lens is dirty or fogged, the camcorder may
not be able to focus correctly.
• When “MF” is displayed, you can manually
adjust the focus by pressing l or m, even if the
focus setting screen is not displayed.
Advanced Features
Subject has fine, repeated
patterns.
Two subjects at different distances
overlap in the same scene.
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Advanced Features
Camera Recording
Manual Exposure
Available modes:
TAPE-CAMERA, CARD-CAMERA
The camcorder is preset to Auto Exposure
mode, which automatically selects the optimal
aperture. However, when there is too much
contrast in brightness between the subject and
background, 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).
• Increase the exposure level to allow more light
through the lens.
Subject is too bright against background.
Advanced Features
• Decrease the exposure level to allow less light
through the lens.
1
In TAPE-CAMERA or CARD-CAMERA
mode, press the MANUAL button until
the exposure setting screen appears.
AUTO
E X POSURE
2
AUTO
Press m or l 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).
MA N U A L
E X POSURE
+2
Exposure level
3
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Press the MANUAL button until the
normal screen appears.
To return to Auto Exposure mode
Press the SET button while the exposure setting
screen is displayed.
Note:
• Manual Exposure mode will cancel if a scene
setting is selected thereafter.
White Balance Lock
Available modes:
TAPE-CAMERA, CARD-CAMERA
The color of the subject on the screen looks
different depending on lighting conditions.
Lock the White Balance if the Auto White
Balance does not work properly.
1
In TAPE-CAMERA or CARD-CAMERA
mode, press the MANUAL button until
the white balance setting screen
appears.
AUTO
WH I T E B A L .
2
AUTO
To return to Auto White Balance mode
Press the SET button while the white balance
setting screen is displayed.
Note:
• White Balance setting will cancel if a scene
setting is selected thereafter.
Setting the Camcorder
to Full Auto mode
To easily record good-quality images, perform
camera shooting in Full Auto mode. If “AUTO”
is not displayed on the screen, the camcorder
is in Manual mode. Perform the procedure
below to cancel all manual settings and set the
camcorder to Full Auto mode.
Aim the lens at a white object.
• Adjust the distance of the object so that
the entire screen is white.
White paper or white cloth
In TAPE-CAMERA or CARDCAMERA mode, press and hold
down the MANUAL button for 2
second.
• “FULL AUTO” flashes, then stop
flashing when the camcorder is set to Full Auto
mode.
Press the SET button to set the white
balance lock.
Advanced Features
3
• “LOCK” flashes during the locking
procedure.
MA NU A L
WH I T E B A L .
L OCK
Note:
• If you move the camcorder while “LOCK” is
flashing, “LOCK” may not stop flashing. If
this occurs, press the SET button to cancel
the procedure, and then repeat step 3.
4
Press the MANUAL button until the
normal screen appears.
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Advanced Features
Camera Recording
Digital Picture Effects
4
Available modes:
TAPE-CAMERA, CARD-CAMERA
• The selected digital picture effect
displays on the menu screen.
These digital picture effects let you record the
subject with a more dramatic effect.
Advanced Features
B/W: To record in black-and-white.
SEPIA: To record in sepia color similar to
that of an old photograph.
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.
BLUE: To record with the effect of recording
through a blue filter.
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P I C. E F F E C T B W
5
Types
1
In TAPE-CAMERA or CARD-CAMERA
mode, press the MENU button until the
menu screen appears.
2
Press l or m on the operation button
to select T, then press the SET button.
3
Press l or m to select “PIC. EFFECT”,
then press the SET button.
S E T T I NG 1
P I C. E F F E C T
S C E N E ME NU
QK . R E T U RN
GU I D E
R E T U RN
Press l or m to select the desired
digital picture effect, then press the SET
button.
OF F
B W
SEP I A
SOL AR I
NEGA
BLUE
Press the MENU 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.
4
Scene Menu
(Program AE)
Press l or m to select the scene
setting that best fits the recording
situation, then press the SET button.
• The selected scene setting displays on
the menu screen.
Available modes:
TAPE-CAMERA, CARD-CAMERA
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.
SCE NE MENU SPORT
5
Press the MENU button to turn off the
menu screen.
• The selected scene setting indicator
displays when the on-screen indicators
are turned on.
Types
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 candle.
In TAPE-CAMERA or CARD-CAMERA
mode, press the MENU button until the
menu screen appears.
2
Press l or m on the operation button
to select T, then press the SET button.
3
Press l or m to select “SCENE
MENU”, then press the SET button.
S E T T I NG 1
P I C. E F F E C T
S C E N E ME NU
QK . R E T U RN
GU I D E
R E T U RN
Scene setting indicator
To cancel the scene setting
Select “OFF” in step 4 above.
Note:
• Scene settings cannot be used when
displaying a still image.
Advanced Features
1
S P OR T
OF F
S P OR T
S UN L I GH T
DU S K
PARTY
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Advanced
Advanced FeaturesFeatures
Playback
Playback
Using the Time Code
5
• The time code appears when the onscreen indicators are turned on.
Available modes:
TAPE-VCR, TAPE-CAMERA
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.
To turn off the time code
Display format
Select “DISP. OFF” in step 4 above.
TC0 00 10 20
Frame number*
Second
Minute
Hour
* Displayed during still
playback.
• The example screens shown are for TAPE-VCR
mode.
1
Advanced Features
Press the MENU button to turn off the
menu screen.
During playback or camera recording in
TAPE modes, press the MENU button
until the menu screen appears.
2
Press l or m on the operation button
to select I, then press the SET button.
3
Press l or m to select “TIME CODE”,
then press the SET button.
OTHE RS
R EMO T E
BEEP
T I ME CO D E
T C OU T
R E T URN
D I S P. OF F
D I S P . ON
TC 0 : 0 5 : 3 5
A UD I O 1 + 2
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
In TAPE-VCR mode, press the MENU
button until the menu screen appears.
2
Press l or m on the operation button
to select I, then press the SET button.
3
Press l or m to select “TC OUT”, then
press the SET button.
OTHE RS
R EMO T E
BEEP
T I ME CO D E
T C OU T
R E T URN
4
Press l or m to select “ON”, then press
the SET button.
T C OU T
4
Press l or m to select “DISP. ON”, then
press the SET button.
T I ME CODE
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D I SP. ON
5
OFF
ON
ON
Press the MENU button to turn off the
menu screen.
Editing
Cutting Unwanted Sequences
1
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.
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 47). 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.
Connect the camcorder to a VCR with the
supplied audio/video cable, as shown.
3
Press m on the camcorder to begin
playback, 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.
Available mode:
TAPE-VCR
Recording
CHANNEL
PAUSE
/STILL
PLAY
STOP/
EJECT
POWER
TV/VCR SET UP
REC
Yellow: To video input jack
White: To audio input (L) jack
Red: To audio input (R) jack
Audio/video cable (supplied)
Playback
To stop editing
To AV jack
: The arrow shows the signal flow.
Notes:
• See page 2 for how to open the jack cover.
• If your VCR has only one audio input jack, use
the white plug for the audio connection 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 menu
item is set to “ON”. Set to “OFF” before editing
(see page 47).
Advanced Features
Press l on the camcorder and press the Stop
button on the VCR.
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Advanced Features
Playback
Recording from an
External Source
Available mode:
TAPE-VCR
You can use this camcorder to record or edit
videos from another source, such as a VCR, TV,
or video disc player.
Connect the camcorder to the source equipment with the supplied audio/video cable, as
shown.
To Record from an External
Source
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 properly received.
3
• The camcorder enters Recording
Standby mode.
Recording
4
To AV jack
Advanced Features
Audio/video cable (supplied)
Yellow: To video output jack
White: To audio output (L) jack
Red: To audio output (R) jack
Playback
Press m on the Operation button to
begin recording.
Notes:
• To pause recording, press m. Press m again to
resume recording.
• To operate by remote control, perform steps 1
and 2 above, and press the REC START/STOP
button, then press the PAUSE/STILL button (g).
• If “NO SIGNAL” is displayed on the camcorder
screen, check that the audio/video cable is
properly connected.
To stop recording
Press l on the Operation button.
Cutting Unwanted Sequences
TV with monitor output
1
Press m to pause recording when the
source tape reaches the beginning of
the sequence to be cut.
2
Press m to resume recording when the
source tape reaches the end of the
sequence to be cut.
VCR
: The arrow shows the signal flow.
Notes:
• See page 2 for how to open the jack cover.
• 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.)
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Press the REC START/STOP button on
the camcorder.
Using the Camcorder as
a Converter
Available mode:
TAPE-VCR
You can use this camcorder to convert from
analog signal (e.g. video recorded on 8 mm or
Hi8 tapes) to digital signal.
1
Set the camcorder to TAPE-VCR mode,
and make sure that playback stops.
2
Press the MENU button to display the
menu screen.
3
Press l or m on the operation button
to select V, then press the SET button.
4
Press l or m to select “ANLGnDGTL”,
then press the SET button.
Connect the audio/video cable and DV cable
as shown below.
To DV terminal
P L AY BACK SE T
P I C. E F F E C T
A U D I O DU B
AUD I O
OF F
ANL G DGT L
ON
R E T U RN
Recording
(digital equipment)
e.g. computer
DV cable (commercially available)
5
Digital signal
To DV terminal
ANL G DGT L ON
6
Press the MENU button to turn off the
menu screen.
7
Press the Play button on the analog
equipment
To AV jack
8
Yellow: To video output jack
White: To audio output (L) jack
Red: To audio output (R) jack
Playback
(analog equipment)
e.g. 8 mm or Hi8
camcorder
: The arrow shows the signal flow.
Press the Record button on the digital
equipment.
Notes:
• The camcorder is not guaranteed to work with all
digital/analog equipment. Contact the manufacturer of your equipment for advice.
• If the camcorder outputs a video recording with
a copyright signal, the digital equipment cannot
record or save it.
• The camcorder may not convert some input
video recordings properly (e.g. discoloration,
picture noise, muted sound), depending on the
input condition.
Advanced Features
• Check the monitor on the digital
equipment to see if the picture is being
properly received.
Analog signal
Audio/video cable (supplied)
Press l or m to select “ON”, then press
the SET button.
Note:
• See page 2 for how to open the jack cover.
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Advanced Features
Playback
Editing with the DV
Terminal (IEEE1394)
Available mode:
TAPE-VCR
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.
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 properly received.
3
• The camcorder enters Recording
Standby mode.
To Record to Video Equipment
See “Cutting Unwanted Sequences” on page
48, 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.
Press the REC START/STOP button on
the camcorder.
4
Press m on the Operation button to
begin recording.
To stop recording
Press l on the Operation button.
Cutting Unwanted Sequences
Advanced Features
To DV terminal
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Video equipment
with DV terminal
(e.g. DV camcorder)
DV cable (commercially available)
To DV terminal
1
Press m to pause recording when the
source tape reaches the beginning of
the sequence to be cut.
2
Press m 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 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 72).
• When displaying the playback picture on the
recording equipment, you may find black bands
around the image. This is caused by the
differences of the image display sizes.
• You cannot output the picture playing back from
the DV terminal to an external monitor.
Selecting the Audio
Playback Mode
Available mode:
TAPE-VCR
3
Press l or m on the operation button
to select V, then press the SET button.
4
Press l or m to select “AUDIO”, then
press the SET button.
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)
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)
1
Play back a Mini DV cassette with
dubbed audio.
2
Press the MENU button until the menu
screen appears.
P L AY BACK SE T
P I C. E F F E C T
A U D I O DU B
1+2
AUD I O
ANL G DGT L
1
2
R E T U RN
5
Press l or m to select the desired
audio playback mode, then press the
SET button.
AUD I O
6
1+2
Press the MENU button to turn off the
menu screen.
• The selected audio playback mode
indicator only appears when the onscreen indicators are turned on.
Audio playback mode indicator
Note:
• The audio playback mode indicator, “AUDIO”,
displays 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, while a green
indicates 16-bit.
Advanced Features
A UD I O 1 + 2
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Advanced Features
Playback
Audio Dubbing Feature
Audio Recording
In normal recording mode
Available mode:
TAPE-VCR
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.
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
Built-in stereo microphone
In Audio Dubbing mode
Advanced Features
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
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Notes:
• Audio dubbing does not function through the DV
terminal.
• You cannot use audio dubbing with recordings
made in LP mode.
• You cannot use the built-in stereo microphone for
audio dubbing when the audio/video cable is
connected.
16-bit audio recording
The dubbed audio is recorded on Audio 2 over
the original right sound. Both dubbed and
original sounds are 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 37.
Audio Dubbing
To pause audio dubbing
1
Play back the recorded Mini DV cassette
and locate the tape position where you
wish to start audio dubbing.
Press the SET button. To resume audio
dubbing, press the SET button again.
2
3
Press m to pause playback.
4
Press l or m on the operation button
to select V, then press the SET button.
5
Press l or m to select “AUDIO DUB”,
then press the SET button.
Press the MENU button until the menu
screen appears.
• The audio dubbing screen appears.
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STOP
6
Press the MENU button. The audio dubbing
screen disappears.
If you wish to change the
dubbed audio or dub additional
scenes
1
Press the MENU button to turn off the
audio dubbing screen.
2
Repeat steps 1 to 6 above.
Notes:
• 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 the SET button 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 page
52).
Advanced Features
A UD I O D U B
To cancel audio dubbing
Press the SET button to begin audio
dubbing. Record your narration.
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Still Features
Camera Features
Digital Still Camera
Card Recording
Camera
Recording
Card Recording
Available mode:
CARD-CAMERA
5
Adjust the Power Zoom control to frame
the subject as you desire.
6
Press the STILL button half-way down to
focus on the subject.
• The camcorder automatically focuses on
the subject. When it is set, you will hear
a sound and see T mark, then the
camcorder locks the focus.
You can take a still picture in the same way as
you do with a standard camera and record that
image on the card.
STILL button
Power Zoom control
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7
Press the STILL button fully to begin
recording.
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Media Selection switch
Power switch
1
Insert a card into the camcorder (see
page 13).
2
3
Remove the lens cap.
4
Hold down the Lock button and set the
Power switch to CAMERA.
Set the Media Selection
switch to CARD.
• The picture from the lens now displays.
Number of shots taken/remaining
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Lock button
AU T O
AU T O
• The S indicator flashes red while data
is being recorded on the card, and
returns to white when recording
completes.
• To record another image, release the
STILL button and make sure the picture
is not frozen in the monitor, then perform
steps 6 and 7.
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.
• Set the BEEP menu item to “OFF” to turn off the
focus locking sound.
Caution:
• Do not turn the power off while the S indicator
is flashing in step 7.
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1
In CARD-CAMERA mode, press the
MENU button until the menu screen
appears.
Available mode:
CARD-CAMERA
2
Press l or m on the operation button
to select Y, then press the SET button.
The picture quality of still images recorded on
the card depends on the picture quality setting.
Select the appropriate setting to match your
recording objectives.
3
Press l or m to select “REC MODE”,
then press the SET button.
Selecting the Picture
Quality
S E T T I NG 2
D G T L Z OOM
DIS
R E C MOD E
R E T U RN
Types
NORMAL: Records images with standard
picture quality.
ECONOMY: Allows you to take more shots
than in NORMAL mode but with a lower
quality.
FINE: Records images with higher quality
than in NORMAL mode but with a lower
number of recordable images.
Approximate number of recordable images with the supplied
card
Picture quality
setting
Approx. number of
images
8 MB
16 MB
NORMAL
90
200
ECONOMY
160
360
FINE
50
120
Press l or m to select the desired
setting, then press the SET button.
RE C MODE
5
E C ONOMY
Press the MENU button to turn off the
menu screen.
• The selected picture quality indicator
only appears when the on-screen
indicators are turned on.
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E C O N OMY
Picture quality indicator
Note:
• The picture quality indicator is also displayed in
CARD-VCR mode. The picture quality 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 picture
quality indicator displayed during playback may
not match the picture quality setting used during
recording.
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Note:
• The number of recordable images differs
depending on the combination of picture quality
settings used and the images shot.
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Card Recording
Recording with the Selftimer
Available mode:
CARD-CAMERA
4
Press the STILL button fully to set the
timer.
• The self-timer operating indicator flashes
while the timer counts down.
Self-timer operating indicator
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 button until the menu screen
appears.
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AU T O
2
Press l or m on the operation button
to select T, then press the SET button.
3
Press l or m to select “SELF TIMER”,
then press the SET button.
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• The shutter automatically releases after
10 seconds, and a still image of the
subject is recorded.
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
fully again in step 4 above.
• Self-timer mode cancels after recording one
image. Repeat steps 1 to 4 to record another
image with the self-timer.
Caution:
• Do not turn the power off or remove the card
once the self-timer operating indicator begins
flashing.
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Formatting a Card
4
• To cancel formatting, press l or m to
select “NO”, then press the SET button.
Available mode:
CARD-CAMERA
Before using a commercially available card
with this camcorder, you must first have it
formatted. Also, if any of the following warning
indicators displays, you will need to format your
card.
• “FORMAT MEMORY CARD”
• “MEMORY CARD ERROR”
• “MEMORY CARD READ ERROR”
• “CANNOT STORE DATA”
Cautions:
• Formatting a card erases all stored images,
including delete-protected images. Be sure to
backup important data on your computer or
other media before formatting the card (see
pages 65, 66).
• Do not remove the power source during
formatting, as this may cause damage to the
camcorder or card. It is recommended that you
use the AC outlet for the power supply.
1
Insert a card to be formatted into the
camcorder.
2
In CARD-CAMERA mode, press the
MENU button until the menu screen
appears.
3
Press l or m on the operation button
to select I, then press the SET button.
Press l or m to select “FORMAT”, then
press the SET button.
OTHE RS
F ORMA T
BEEP
D E MO MOD E
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F ORMA T
ALL DATA WI L L
BE ERASE D.
NO
YES
5
Press l or m to select “YES”, then
press the SET button to begin formatting.
• The menu screen displays when
formatting finishes.
6
Press the MENU button to turn off the
menu screen.
Notes:
• The supplied card is preformatted for immediate
use.
• Use this camcorder to format a card. The
camcorder may not recognize the images on
a card formatted by a computer or other
equipment.
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Playback
4
Card Playback
Press the SET button.
• The selected image displays in fullscreen.
Available mode:
CARD-VCR
Image file name
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You can play back and view still images
recorded on a card on the LCD monitor.
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Media Selection switch
Playback image number/
number of recordings
Picture quality
indicator
Available Operations during
Full-screen Display
Operation button
Power switch
1
Set the Media Selection
switch to CARD.
2
Hold down the Lock button and set the
Power switch to VCR.
• The images recorded on the card are
displayed in a thumbnail format.
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8
9
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PL A YBACK
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Page number/total thumbnail pages
3
Press j, k, l or m on the Operation
button to move the selection frame to
the desired image.
• Each time you press j, k, l or m, the
selection frame moves as shown below.
1
2
3
4
5
6
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PAGE 2 / 2
100-0001
PAGE 1 / 2
Note:
• Holding down j or k increases the speed
of motion of the selection frame.
• You can display the full-screen picture of the
previous or next image by pressing j or k.
• When holding down j or k, you can search
through the images on the card. The search
can be very fast, so it is recommended that
the on-screen indicators turns on to display
the image number.
• To return to a thumbnail of the images, press
the SET button again.
Notes:
• Depending on the amount of data for the
recorded image, the picture quality indicator
displayed during playback may not match the
picture quality setting used during recording.
• The images bigger than 640K480, e.g. images
recorded on other equipment, display as
thumbnails, not full screen.
• Do not play back any card storing a defective
image (with noise and distortion) created on
other equipment. If you mistakingly play back
data on such a card, set the Power switch to
OFF, remove, and never use it with this
camcorder.
5
Delete Protection
Press the SET button to set delete
protection.
• The R indicator appears.
Available mode:
CARD-VCR
Delete protection indicator
You can prevent your important images
recorded on the card from accidental erasure.
1
2
3
1
In CARD-VCR mode, press the MENU
button until the menu screen appears.
4
5
6
2
Press l or m on the operation button
to select S, then press the SET button.
3
Press l or m to select “PROTECT”,
then press the SET button.
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• If you want to protect another image,
repeat steps 4 and 5.
• The PROTECT indicator appears.
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Press the MENU button to finish the
setting.
To cancel the protection setting
1
2
3
4
5
6
P RO T E C T
N O RMA L
P RO T E C T
N O RMA L
1
Select the image for delete protection
cancellation in step 4 above.
2
Press the SET button to cancel the
protection.
• The R indicator disappears.
1
2
3
4
5
6
100-0001
PAGE 1 / 2
P RO T E C T
N O RMA L
100-0003
PAGE 1 / 2
PROTECT indicator
4
1
4
P RO T E C T
N O RMA L
2
5
3
3
6
100-0003
PAGE 1 / 2
Press the MENU button to finish the
setting.
Note:
• Formatting a card erases all stored images,
including delete-protected images.
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Press j, k, l or m to select the
image for delete protection.
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Available mode:
CARD-VCR
6
Press the SET button to set the image.
7
Press l or m to select “YES”, then
press the SET button to delete the
image.
Deleting One Stored Image
You can delete unwanted images to free up
memory of a card for new images.
Note:
• Deleted images cannot be restored. Check
whether or not you want the images before
performing the procedure below.
2
3
4
5
6
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NO
YES
1
In CARD-VCR mode, press the MENU
button until the menu screen appears.
2
Press l or m on the operation button
to select S, then press the SET button.
1
2
3
3
Press l or m to select “DELETE”, then
press the SET button.
4
5
6
DEL E T E
N O RMA L
4
Press l or m to select “ONE IMAGE”,
then press the SET button.
• The DELETE indicator appears.
1
2
3
4
5
6
DE LET E
N O RMA L
100-0001
PAGE 1 / 2
DELETE indicator
5
Press j, k, l or m to select the
image to be deleted.
1
2
3
4
5
6
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N O RMA L
100-0003
PAGE 1 / 2
100-0004
PAGE 1 / 2
• If you want to delete another image,
repeat steps 5 to 7.
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• To cancel deletion, press l or m to
select “NO”, then press the SET button.
Press the MENU button to finish the
setting.
Note:
• The protected images cannot be deleted.
Cancel the protection setting to delete the image
(see page 60).
Caution:
• Do not turn the power off while deleting an
image.
Deleting All Stored Images
4
You can delete all stored images on a card in
one operation.
• The DELETE ALL indicator appears.
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 card,
first delete-protect them (see page 60), and then
perform the procedure below.
1
In CARD-VCR mode, press the MENU
button until the menu screen appears.
2
Press l or m on the operation button
to select S, then press the SET button.
3
Press l or m to select “DELETE”, then
press the SET button.
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Press l or m to select “ALL IMAGES”,
then press the SET button.
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DELETE ALL indicator
5
Press l or m to select “YES”, then
press the SET button to delete all the
images.
• To cancel deletion, press l or m to
select “NO”, then press the SET button.
6
Press the MENU button to finish the
setting
Caution:
• Do not turn the power off while deleting images.
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Notes:
• The protected images cannot be deleted.
Cancel the protection setting to delete the image
(see page 60).
• If a print order is assigned to delete-protected
images and you perform the procedure above,
the print order will cancel (the protection setting
will not cancel).
• It may take several seconds to delete all images
from the card.
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5
Print Order
Available mode:
CARD-VCR
Press j, k, l or m to select the
image to which you want to assign a
print order.
The print order function allows you to add print
information called DPOF to still images
recorded on a card.
DPOF (Digital Printing Order Format) defines
the print information for the specific images
and number of each image on memory cards.
In the near future you will be able to easily
make prints on a DPOF-compatible printer or
order copies at your local print shop.
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4
5
6
2
Press l or m on the operation button
to select S, then press the SET button.
3
Press l or m to select “PRI. ORDER”,
then press the SET button.
2
3
4
5
6
Press l or m to select “PRI. SELECT”,
then press the SET button.
• The PRINT indicator appears.
1
2
3
4
5
6
100-0001
PAGE 1 / 2
100-0003
1
Number of printouts
7
Press the SET button to set the print
order.
• The M indicator appears.
M indicator
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PRINT indicator
1
PR I NT
S E T NUMB E R
In CARD-VCR mode, press the MENU
button until the menu screen appears.
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PAGE 1 / 2
• 1 through 99 can be set for the number
of printouts.
Assigning Print Order to an
Image
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3
Press the SET button, then press l or
m to select the number of printouts.
Note:
• You can print an image even if no print order has
been assigned.
4
2
PR I NT
N O RMA L
About DPOF
1
1
PR I NT
N O RMA L
1
2
4
5
P
3
6
100-0003
PAGE 1 / 2
• If you want to assign another print order,
repeat steps 5 to 7.
8
Press the MENU button to finish the
setting.
To cancel the print order for an image
1
2
Select the image for canceling out of
print order in step 5 above, then press
the SET button.
Press l to select “0”, then press the
SET button.
Assigning Print Order to All
Images
1
Perform steps 1 to 3 in “Assigning Print
Order to an Image”.
2
Press l or m to select “PRI. ALL”, then
press the SET button.
• The M indicator disappears.
1
2
4
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N O RMA L
PR I NT
N O RMA L
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P
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0
1
2
3
4
5
6
1
P
2
P
3
P
4
P
5
P
6
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Press the MENU button to finish the
setting.
P
100-0001
PAGE 1 / 2
To cancel the print order for all images
1
Perform steps 1 to 3 in “Assigning Print
Order to an Image”.
2
Press l or m to select “PRI. NONE”,
then press the SET button to cancel the
print order for all images.
• The M indicators are turned off.
1
2
3
4
5
6
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Transferring Data on
Card to Computer
Using the supplied USB cable, you can
transfer still images to a computer.
System Requirements
• In the examples below the CD-ROM drive
letter is taken as “R:”. Select the correct drive
letter according to your operating environment.
Windows 98/98 SE
1
“Add New Hardware Wizard” appears
after performing “Preparation”.
2
Insert the CD-ROM containing the USB
driver into the CD-ROM drive, then click
“Next”.
3
Select “Search for the best driver for
your device.”, then click “Next”.
Turn on the PC.
4
Connect the camcorder to the PC with
the supplied USB cable as shown below.
Select “Specify a location:”, and specify
“R:\WIN98”, then click “Next”.
5
Check the message, then click “Next” to
begin installation.
6
Click “Finish” to complete the installation.
• Microsoft Windowsb 98, Windowsb 98 Second
Edition, Windowsb 2000 Professional, Windowsb
Me or Windowsb XP operating system
• USB terminal
• CD-ROM drive (for driver installation)
• Mouse or other pointing device
Preparation
1
2
Installing the USB driver
To USB terminal
Windows 2000
USB cable (supplied)
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3
4
For installing the USB driver, you need to
log in as the system administrator.
1
“Found New Hardware Wizard” appears
after performing “Preparation”, then
click “Next”.
2
Select “Search for a suitable driver for
my device”, then click “Next”.
3
Select “Specify a location”, insert the
CD-ROM containing the USB driver into
the CD-ROM drive, then click “Next”.
4
Specify “R:\WIN2KXP”, then click “OK”.
5
Check the message, then click “Next” to
begin installation.
6
Click “Finish” to complete the installation.
Set the Media Selection switch to CARD.
Hold down the Lock button and set the
Power switch to VCR.
Note:
• When you connect the USB cable for the first
time, you need to install the USB driver. The
installation procedure varies depending on your
PC operating system. Find your operating
system and follow the steps in “Installing the
USB driver”.
Windows ME
1
“Add New Hardware Wizard” appears
after performing “Preparation”.
2
Select “Automatic search for a better
driver”.
3
Insert the CD-ROM containing the USB
driver into the CD-ROM drive, then click
“Next”.
4
5
Select “SHARP DVC USB Ver. 1.0”
located in the “WINME” folder of the
CD-ROM drive, then click “OK” to begin
installation.
Click “Finish” to complete the installation.
Windows XP
For installing the USB driver, you need to
log in as the system administrator.
1
“Found New Hardware Wizard” appears
after performing “Preparation”.
2
Select “Install from a list or specific
location”.
3
Insert the CD-ROM containing the USB
driver into the CD-ROM drive, then click
“Next”.
Select “Search for the best driver in
these locations.” and “Include this
location in the search:”.
5
Specify “R:\WIN2KXP”, then click
“Next”.
6
A warning window for hardware
installation appears. However, click
“Continue Anyway” to continue
installation.
7
Click “Finish” to complete the installation.
Still images recorded using the camcorder are
stored on a card as shown below.
DCIM • • • • • • Folder of still image files
100SHARP
Sub-folder of still
images
Serial number
(100 to 999)
DVC00001.JPG
Still image
DVC00002.JPG
Caution on transferring data
While transferring data, the transfer indicator
moves. Do not execute the operations below.
• Disconnecting the USB cable
• Switching the power on/off
• Turning off the PC or setting it to Standby
• Opening the card slot cover
USB
Transfer indicator
Note:
• In case of data transfer error, disconnect the
USB cable, then connect it again, or set the
Power switch to OFF, then set it to VCR again.
Disconnecting the USB cable
Refer to the operation manual and help files of
your PC for unplugging, and make sure that the
PC permits to unplug, then disconnect the USB
cable.
Notes:
• If you copy any data incompatible with this
camcorder to the card, the camcorder will not be
able to recognize it.
• It is recommended to use the AC adapter as a
power source for extended periods of use.
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Image Folders and File Names
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Slide Show Playback
• Beginning from the image selected in
step 2, the recorded images will display
in full-screen one after another in order
of recording.
Available mode:
CARD-VCR
You can automatically play back consecutive
still images recorded on a card at intervals of 5
seconds. This is useful when confirming the
data recorded on a card.
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Set the camcorder to CARD-VCR mode.
Press j, k, l or m to select the
image from which you want to begin
slide show playback.
1
2
3
4
5
6
Press l or m to select “SLIDE SHOW”,
then press the SET button.
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Press the MENU button until the menu
screen appears.
• After playing back all the images on the
card once, Slide Show Playback
automatically stops.
Press l or m to select S, then press
the SET button.
6
Press the MENU button to turn off the
menu screen, then press the SET button
to display a thumbnail of images.
To stop Slide Show Playback
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During slide show playback, press the MENU
button twice, then press the SET button to
display a thumbnail of images.
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Appendix
Picture/Backlight
Adjustments
Available modes:
All modes
If the picture is difficult to see due to ambient
light or other factors, adjust the monitor picture
settings.
Adjusting the Backlight
1
Press the MENU button until the menu
screen appears.
2
Press l or m on the operation button
to select O, then press the SET button.
3
Press l or m to select “BACKLIGHT”,
then press the SET button.
• The example screens shown are for TAPECAMERA mode.
LCD SE T
BA CK L I GHT
L C D B R I GH T
L C D C OL OR
R E T U RN
Adjusting the Picture
1
Press the MENU button until the menu
screen appears.
2
Press l or m on the operation button
to select O, then press the SET button.
4
LCD SE T
AUTO
BA CK L I GHT
L C D B R I GH T
L C D C OL OR
R E T U RN
3
Press l or m to select “LCD BRIGHT”
or “LCD COLOR”, then press the SET
button.
4
Press l or m to adjust the item to the
desired setting.
LCD COL OR
Decrease
5
BR I GHT
AUTO: The camcorder automatically
switches between “NORMAL” and
“BRIGHT” depending on the ambient
light. 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.
OFF: The backlight turns off. To turn it
on again, press the MENU button.
Brighter
5
Increase
Press l or m to select “AUTO”,
“NORMAL”, “BRIGHT” or “OFF”, then
press the SET button.
BACKL I GHT
LCD BR I GHT
Darker
AUTO
NO RMA L
B R I GH T
OF F
Press the MENU button to turn off the
menu screen.
Press the SET button, then press the
MENU button to turn off the menu
screen.
Appendix
Note:
• When adjusting the color, the picture on the LCD
monitor may differ from the picture actually
recorded. Do not change the color setting unless
necessary. (This adjustment only affects the
monitor picture, not the recorded image.)
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Appendix
Turning off the
Confirmation Sound
Available modes:
All modes
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
turn off the confirmation sounds.
1
Press the MENU button until the menu
screen appears.
2
Press l or m on the operation button
to select I, then press the SET button.
3
Press l or m to select “BEEP”, then
press the SET button.
OTHE RS
BEEP
T I ME C O D E
T C OU T
D E MO MOD E
L A NGU A G E
R E T U RN
4
Press l or m to select “OFF”, then
press the SET button.
BE E P
5
ON
OF F
OFF
Press the MENU button to turn off the
menu screen.
Appendix
Note:
• If you select “OFF”, the focus confirmation sound
in CARD-CAMERA mode will turn off.
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Useful Information
Hints for Better Shooting
• Position the subject in the center of the
scene. When 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
• 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 in this lighting, use
Gamma Brightness Compensation or correct
the exposure level to improve the picture (see
pages 29 and 43).
100,000 Clear day at noon (100,000)
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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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Position the subject in Focus manually when you
the center.
need to position the
subject off center (see
page 42).
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Sales counter in department store (500–700)
Bowling alley (500)
Library (400–500)
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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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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)
Backlighting
• Before zooming, think about how to best
frame the shot. Frequent zooming produces
unattractive pictures. It also runs down the
battery more quickly.
• 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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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.
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
SD Memory Card and
MultiMediaCard
SD Memory card and MultiMediaCard are
compact recording media just 1 1/4 inches (32
mm) long and 15/16 inches (24 mm) wide which
support the needs of the digital network society
where music, images, games and various other
provider services are offered.
• You can use an SD Memory Card and a
MultiMediaCard for storing still images with
this camcorder, not a SmartMedia\ card or
Memory Stick\ media.
SD Memory Card
MultiMediaCard
SmartMedia\ card
Memory Stick\ media
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
Appendix
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.
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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.
• An SD Memory Card is superior to a
MultiMediaCard in terms of copyright
protection functions and high speed transfer.
• The SD Memory Card is compatible with
MultiMediaCard, and data stored on
MultiMediaCard can be used with the SD
Memory Card.
Note:
• This camcorder is verified to work with the
following card types and capacities.
— SD Memory Card: 128 MB or less
— MultiMediaCard: 64 MB or less
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
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. 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.
C O PYR I GHT
PROT E CT E D .
Appendix
• 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.
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Appendix
MultiMediaCard
Improper handling of the MultiMediaCard may
cause damage to the card or images on the
card. Follow the instructions below for correct
use.
Label
• Do not peel off the label or paste
any paper, tape, or other material
over it.
Contacts
• This is the part of the card that
makes contact with other equipment. Do not touch with your
fingers, scratch, smudge or
damage in any way.
Precautions on handling
MultiMediaCards
• Be sure to insert the card in the correct
direction. Do not try to force the card in.
• The card is a precision component. Do not
disassemble or modify it in any way. Take
care not to bend it, subject it to severe shock,
drop it, or allow it to get wet.
• 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 expose the card to excessive heat or
fire.
Appendix
Do not use or store the MultiMediaCard
in the following kinds of environment:
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• Locations subject to electrical noise or
powerful magnetic fields. Data on the card
may be destroyed (erased).
• Locations exposed to direct sunlight.
• Locations subject to high temperature or high
humidity.
• Locations where dust gathers in large
amounts or blows through the air.
• Corrosive environments.
• Sunlit or enclosed spaces and other such
locations subject to high temperature.
Watch out for static electricity
• Do not let dirt or other foreign matter accumulate on the card contacts, or touch them with
your fingers, or rub or scrape them. Static
electricity may damage (erase) data on the
card. Clean the card by wiping it gently with a
soft, dry cloth.
• Carry and store the card in its original plastic
case to protect it from dirt, grime and static
electricity. (The polyethylene case is antistatic.)
Watch out for condensation
• Moisture (condensation) may form inside and
outside the card if it is carried into an area
subject to sudden, large changes in temperature. Watch out for condensation, because it
can cause malfunctions.
• When moisture condenses on the card, leave
it at the prevailing temperature until the water
evaporates naturally.
Your image data
• It is best to copy your valuable image data
from the card onto some other medium
(personal computer, floppy disk, MO disk,
etc.) and make a backup.
Malfunction, repair, and so on can cause the
recorded images to disappear from the card.
• Make absolutely sure not to remove the card
or turn the camcorder power off while the
card is recording data, erasing data, or
formatting (initializing). This can cause loss of
data and damage the card.
• Initializing the card will erase the data on it.
Make sure no important image data is
recorded on the card before you initialize it.
• Please be aware that Sharp Corporation will
not be liable for any damages resulting from
loss of data caused by incorrect handling of
the card by you or a third party, or caused by
exposure to static electricity or electrical
noise or by malfunction.
SD Memory Card
Precautions on handling SD Memory
Cards
• After removing the card from the camcorder,
be sure to immediately store it in the card
case.
• Do not disassemble or modify the card.
• Do not strike, bend, drop, or allow the card to
become wet.
• Do not touch the metal terminals with your
hands or metallic objects.
• Do not peel off the label from the card.
• Do not attach other labels or stickers to the
card.
• Do not use or store the card in locations
directly exposed to sunlight, heat vents,
heating appliances, or other locations with
extremely high temperatures such as inside a
closed vehicle in the summer.
• Do not use or store the card in humid or dusty
locations.
• Do not use or store the card in locations
exposed to corrosive gases.
AC Adapter
• The AC adapter may interfere with reception if
used near a radio.
• Prevent flammables, liquids, and metal
objects from entering the adapter.
• The adapter is a sealed unit. Do not attempt
to open or modify it.
• Do not damage, drop, or subject the adapter
to vibration.
• Do not leave the adapter in direct sunlight.
• Avoid using the adapter in humid or extremely hot places.
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.
Protecting your data
Back view
Write-protect switch
Appendix
• Set the write-protect switch to “LOCK”. Set
the switch to the unlocked side when you
want to record or edit the card again.
• Do not remove the card or turn off the power
of the camcorder and peripheral equipment
while data is being read or written. Also do
not remove the power source from the
camcorder. These actions can cause data to
be destroyed. (Please be aware that Sharp
Corporation cannot be held liable for any data
loss or other loss directly or indirectly caused
by data loss.)
• Make backup copies of your data wherever
possible.
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Appendix
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 9).
Appendix
Note:
• Use only SHARP BT-L225 or BT-L445 battery
packs. These are designed specifically for use
with this camcorder.
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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.
Label
Battery pack
CHARGE
Window
Cover
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 in use.
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.
Dew Formation
• What is “dew formation”?
When cold water is poured into a glass, dew
drops form on the glass. This clinging of
water drops is called dew formation.
• When dew forms in your camcorder.
Dew will gradually form on the head drum of
your camcorder and make the video tape
stick to the head. This causes damage both
to the head and the tape. When dew forms,
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 or car.
—When placing the
camcorder in the direct
path of air blowing from
an air conditioner.
—When placing the
camcorder in a humid
room.
• “Dew” warning feature
If dew forms, the word “DEW” flashes on the
screen, and the power will automatically turn
off in approximately 10 seconds.
1If “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.
2To use the camcorder again, turn on the
power after waiting for a few hours. Be sure
that “DEW” has disappeared.
3Do not insert a cassette while “DEW” is
flashing; this may result in damage to the
tape.
4Since dew forms gradually, it may take 10
to 15 minutes before the dew warning
feature engages.
• How to prevent trouble.
When using the camcorder in a place where
dew is likely to form, 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.
Plastic bag
Appendix
1Be sure to tightly seal the plastic bag
containing the camcorder.
2Remove the bag when the air temperature
inside it reaches the temperature of the
room.
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Appendix
Dirty Video Heads
When the video heads have become clogged
with dirt (dust and tape coating particles),
Striped noise
Mosaic noise
• mosaic-like noise appears on the playback
picture. (see above illustration)
• playback pictures do not move.
• during playback, the whole screen becomes
blue.
Causes of video head clogging
• High-temperature and high-humidity environment
• A lot of dust in the air
• Damaged tape
• Worn tape
• Long-time use
• Dew formation
Using a Cleaning Tape (Commercially
Available)
Available mode:
TAPE-VCR
You can clean the video head with a commercially available cleaning tape.
Notes:
• Excessive use of the cleaning tape 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.
• If the video heads again become clogged with
dirt soon after cleaning, this might be caused by
a damaged tape. In this case, stop using that
cassette immediately.
1
Insert a cleaning tape into the
camcorder.
2
Set the camcorder to TAPE-VCR mode.
• The video head cleaning screen
appears.
3
Press the SET button to begin video
head cleaning.
• “NOW CLEANING” flashes during
cleaning.
C L E AN I NG
NOW C L E AN I N G
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.
ST ART
S T OP
• After about 20 seconds, video head
cleaning automatically finishes, and
“EJECT THE CASSETTE.” displays.
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Remove the cleaning tape.
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To cancel cleaning, press the SET button.
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Cleaning
• 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 smudges off the LCD screen.
• Use a soft cloth, or compressed air and lens
paper designed for photographic lenses to
clean the lens.
Using Your Camcorder Abroad
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 or connecting the camcorder to a TV.
AC Adapter (Supplied Accessory)
The supplied AC adapter is compatible with
50 Hz and 60 Hz electrical systems in the
range of 110 V to 240 V AC.
Use a commercially available AC plug adaptor,
if necessary, depending on the design of the
wall outlet.
AC 110–240 V
A commercially available
AC plug adaptor
Television Signal Standards
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
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Demonstration Mode
Available modes:
TAPE-CAMERA, CARD-CAMERA
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.
Canceling Demo Mode
1
During the demonstration, press the
MENU button to pause the demonstration.
2
Press l or m on the operation button
to select I, then press the SET button.
3
Press l or m to select “DEMO MODE”,
then press the SET button.
Note:
• The demonstration is only displayed in English.
OTHE RS
BEEP
T I ME CO D E
T C OU T
D E MO MOD E
L A NGU A G E
R E T U RN
Watching the Demonstration
1
Remove the Mini DV cassette from the
camcorder (see page 12).
2
In TAPE-CAMERA or CARD-CAMERA
mode, press the MENU button until the
menu screen appears.
3
Press l or m on the operation button
to select I, then press the SET button.
4
Press l or m to select “DEMO MODE”,
then press the SET button.
OTHE RS
BEEP
T I ME C O D E
T C OU T
D E MO MOD E
L A NGU A G E
R E T U RN
5
Press l or m to select “ON”, then press
the SET button.
DEMO MODE
6
OFF
ON
ON
Set the Power switch to OFF, then hold
down the Lock button and set the Power
switch to CAMERA.
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• The demonstration begins.
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4
Press l or m to select “OFF”, then
press the SET button.
DEMO MODE
5
OFF
ON
OF F
Press the MENU button to turn off the
menu screen.
Note:
• The demonstration will pause if you press the
MENU 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
Power
No power.
REC START/STOP button
does not work.
Possible cause
Suggested solution
Power source is not properly connected.
Connect power source properly
(pp. 9, 11).
Battery pack is not charged.
Charge battery pack sufficiently
(p. 10).
Dew in camcorder.
Wait until dew dries (p. 76).
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. 9).
Erasure-protect tab on video cassette Close tab or use a new cassette
(p. 72).
is open.
Power suddenly turns off. Camcorder left in Recording Standby Set Power switch to OFF and then
mode for 5 minutes in TAPE-CAMERA back to CAMERA.
mode.
Manual Focus mode is engaged.
Set to Auto Focus mode (p. 42).
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. 42).
Bright subject produces
wide vertical lines.
Occurs when shooting subject with
strong contrast to the background.
Does not indicate a malfunction.
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Automatically zooms out
without operating Zoom
control.
Camcorder is unable to focus when
zooming in on subject within 5 feet
(1.5 m), and automatically zooms out
until it focuses on subject.
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No subject in the field of view.
Direct lens to some subject, or set
zoom to widest angle before shooting
(p. 21).
Display automatically
changes in TAPE-CAMERA mode.
Camcorder is in Demo mode.
Set DEMO MODE menu item to “OFF”
(p. 79).
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. 25).
Audio/video cable is not properly
connected.
Connect audio/video cable properly
(p. 25).
DV cable or audio/video cable is not
properly connected.
Connect DV cable or audio/video
cable properly. (pp. 49-51)
No image from an external source appears on
the camcorder screen.
Appendix
VCR mode
CAMERA mode
Auto focus does not
work.
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Appendix
CARD mode
VCR mode
Symptom
Suggested solution
Rewind or fast forward tape to desired point (p. 23).
Video noise in image.
Dirty video heads.
Call for service (p. 82) or use a commercially available cleaning tape
(p. 77).
Old or worn tape.
Use a new cassette.
Image is delete-protected.
Cancel the protection setting (p. 60).
Cannot delete image on
card.
Cannot format card.
Cassette will not eject.
——
Contact your dealer for advise.
Power source is not properly connected.
Connect power source properly
(pp. 9, 11).
Battery pack is not charged.
Charge battery pack sufficiently
(p. 10).
Camcorder is recording.
Stop tape and try again (p. 20).
Backlight has been turned off.
Turn on backlight (p. 68).
Fluorescent lamp has burned out.
Call for service (p. 82).
Monitor picture is hard to
see.
Inappropriate picture adjustments.
Adjust picture (p. 68).
CHARGE indicator
flashes in red when
charging battery pack.
AC adapter or battery pack may have Call for service (p. 82).
malfunctioned.
No image on monitor.
General
Possible cause
Cannot rewind or fast for- Position at beginning or end of tape.
ward tape.
Cannot edit to connected Audio/video cable is not properly
VCR.
connected.
Connect audio/video cable properly
(p. 48).
Remote control does not
function.
REMOTE menu item is set to “OFF”.
Set REMOTE menu item to “ON”
(p. 38).
Remote control battery has run down.
Replace remote control battery with
new one (p. 38).
Remote control used beyond operating range.
Use remote control within operating
range (p. 38).
Intense daylight falling on camcorder
remote sensor.
Protect remote sensor from exposure
to intense daylight (p. 38).
Appendix
Obstacle between remote control and Remove obstacle or use remote control from different angle (p. 38).
camcorder remote sensor.
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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 on the monitor screen 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 on the monitor 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:
Monitor:
Microphone:
Color Temperature Compensation:
Minimum Illumination:
Still Image Compression System:
Still Image 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
g" (6.4 mm, effective size: 4.5 mm) CCD image sensor (with
approx. 460,000 pixels including optical black)
10K optical/300K digital power zoom lens (F1.8,
f=3.6–36.0 mm), full-range auto focus
27 mm
3" (7.5 cm) full-color LCD screen (TFT active matrix)
Electret stereo microphone
Auto white balance with white balance lock
1 lux (12 lux measured by EIA standard) (with gain-up, F1.8)
JPEG base line conformance
JPEG (Exif2.1)
SD Memory Card, MultiMediaCard
DC 7.4 V
4.3 W (during camera recording 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)
5 9⁄16" (W) K 3 11⁄32" (H) K 2 5⁄16" (D)
[141.1 mm (W) K 85.1 mm (H) K 58.5 mm (D)]
1.03 lbs (465 g) (without battery pack, lithium battery, video
cassette, lens cap, lens hood, wrist strap and card)
AC Adapter (UADP-0339TAZZ)
Power Requirement: AC 110–240 V, 50/60 Hz
DC Output: 10 V
Dimensions (approx.): 1 31⁄32" (W) K 1 1⁄16" (H) K 2 19⁄32" (D)
[50.0 mm (W) K 27.0 mm (H) K 65.5 mm (D)]
Weight (approx.): 0.22 lbs (100 g)
SD Memory Card
Memory Capacity:
Power Requirement:
Operating Temperature:
Storage Temperature:
8 MB (VL-NZ100U), 16 MB (VL-NZ150U)
3V
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.
SERVICE INFORMATION (For the U.S.)
Appendix
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).
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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:
PRECAUCION
RIESGO DE SACUDIDA
ELÉCTRICA. NO ABRIR.
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.
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Guía de operación rápida
Colocación de la batería
Interruptor de alimentación
Carga de la batería
1
Coloque la batería en la videocámara y
asegúrese de que el interruptor de
alimentación esté en OFF.
2
Enchufe el adaptador de CA en una
toma de corriente (1), y luego inserte la
clavija de CC en la toma de entrada de
CC (2).
• El indicador de carga se enciende.
Toma de entrada de CC
1
Asegúrese de que el
interruptor de alimentación
esté en OFF.
A una toma
de corriente
2
Indicador de carga
Alinee la marca = del lado de la
batería con la marca = de la
videocámara (1), y deslice la batería en
el sentido de la flecha hasta que quede
completamente bloqueada en su lugar
(2).
• El indicador de carga se apaga cuando
se carga la batería.
3
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Retire la clavija de CC de la toma de
entrada de CC, y luego desconecte el
adaptador de CA de la toma de
corriente.
Inserción de un casete
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.
• Después del sonido de confirmación, el portavideocasete se
extenderá y abrirá automáticamente.
Control de abertura de la
puerta del compartimiento
del casete
Inserción de una tarjeta
Para almacenar imágenes fijas podrá utilizar
una tarjeta de memoria SD o una tarjeta
MultiMediaCard.
1
Asegúrese de que el interruptor de
alimentación esté en OFF.
2
Deslice el control de abertura de la
cubierta de la ranura de tarjeta y abra esta
cubierta en el sentido de la flecha.
Control de abertura de la
cubierta de la ranura de tarjeta
2
Inserte completamente un casete de venta
en el comercio con la ventanilla hacia
fuera, y con la lengüeta de protección
contra borrado hacia arriba.
Lengüeta de protección contra borrado
3
Inserte una tarjeta en la ranura como se
muestra abajo, y empújela hacia adentro
hasta que se pare.
SAVE
REC
Interruptor de
protección contra
escritura
Etiqueta
3
Pulse suavemente la marca W hasta
que el portavideocasete encaje en
posición produciendo un chasquido.
Esquina recortada
4
Cierre la cubierta de la ranura de tarjeta.
• Después del sonido de confirmación, el portavideocasete se
introducirá automáticamente.
Marca “W”
4
Espere a que el portavideocasete se
pliegue completamente. Cierre la puerta
del compartimiento presionando sobre el
centro hasta que quede cerrada haciendo
un ruido seco.
Nota:
• No puede utilizar una tarjeta SmartMediaE ni el
medio Memory StickE. En este manual de
manejo, “tarjeta” se refiere a la tarjeta de
memoria SD o a la tarjeta MultiMediaCard.
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Guía de operación rápida
Botón REC
START/STOP Control de zoom motorizado/
control de volumen
Botón STILL
Empleo del zoon
Pulse el control del zoom motorizado hacia el lado
de la T (1) (telefoto) o el lado de la W (2)
(granangular).
Control del zoom
motorizado
Botón SET
Botón de operación
Conmutador selector de medio
Reproducción de cinta
Interruptor de alimentación
Grabación fácil con la
videocámara en una cinta
1
Inserte un casete en la videocámara.
2
Ponga el conmutador
selector de medio en
TAPE.
3
1
Ponga el conmutador
selector de medio en
TAPE.
2
Mantenga pulsado el
botón de bloqueo y ponga
el interruptor de
alimentación en VCR.
3
Pulse j (o k) del botón de operación
para rebobinar (o avanzar rápidamente)
la cinta hasta el punto deseado.
4
Pulse m para iniciar la reproducción.
Botón de bloqueo
Mantenga pulsado el botón de bloqueo
y ponga el interruptor de alimentación
en CAMERA.
• La imagen captada por el objetivo se
visualiza ahora.
Botón de
bloqueo
4
AU T O
Pulse el botón REC START/STOP para
iniciar la grabación.
RE C
Para hacer una pausa en la grabación
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Pulse de nuevo el botón REC START/STOP.
Para detener la reproducción
Pulse l.
Control de volumen
Pulse el control de volumen hacia el lado L o +
para aumentar (1) o disminuir (2) el volumen.
Control de volumen
Grabación con tarjeta
Reproducción de tarjeta
1
2
Inserte una tarjeta en la videocámara.
3
Mantenga pulsado el botón de bloqueo
y ponga el interruptor de alimentación
en CAMERA.
Ponga el conmutador
selector de medio en
CARD.
1
Ponga el conmutador
selector de medio en
CARD.
2
Mantenga pulsado el botón de bloqueo
y ponga el interruptor de alimentación
en VCR.
• Las imágenes grabadas en la tarjeta se
visualizan en el formato de imagen
miniatura.
• La imagen captada por el objetivo se
visualiza ahora.
Número de tomas realizadas/restantes
7
CARD
8
9
10
9 / 81
NORMAL
Botón de
bloqueo
Botón de
bloqueo
AU T O
100-0010
PAGE 2 / 2
Número de página/páginas totales
de imágenes miniatura
4
Ajuste el control del zoom motorizado
para encuadrar el motivo como usted
desee.
5
Pulse hasta la mitad el botón STILL
para enfocar el motivo.
3
• La videocámara enfoca
automáticamente el motivo. Cuando lo
enfoque oirá un sonido y verá la marca
T. Luego, la videocámara bloqueará el
enfoque.
CARD
9 / 81
NORMAL
6
PL A YBACK
N O RMA L
Pulse completamente el botón STILL
para iniciar la grabación.
CARD
Pulse j , k, l o m del botón de
operación para mover el cuadro de
selección hasta la imagen deseada.
1
2
3
4
5
6
PL AYBACK
N O RMA L
4
100-0001
PAGE 1 / 2
Pulse el botón SET.
• La imagen seleccionada se visualiza en
toda la pantalla.
Nombre de archivo de imágenes
1 0 0 - 0 0 0 13
CARD
31 / 1 0
N O RMA L
9 / 81
NORMAL
AU T O
• El indicador S parpadea en rojo
mientras los datos están siendo
grabados en la tarjeta, y cambia a
blanco cuando termina la grabación.
90
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
A J US T E 1
E F . I MAG E N
ME NÚ E S C E.
R E T OR . R Á P .
GU Í A
R E T OR NO
AU T OM.
3 0m
A J US T E 1
E F . I MAG E N
ME N Ú E S C E.
RE T OR . R Á P .
GU Í A
R E T OR NO
A J US T E 2
Z OOM D I G I .
VE L. C I NTA
E S T . I MA G E N
16 : 9
M ODO A U D I O
R E T OR NO
A J US T E L CD
L U Z F O N DO
B R I L L O L CD
C O L O R L CD
R E T ORNO
A J US T E R E L O J
M OS T RA R
AJUSTE
12H / 24H
RE T ORNO
O T R OS
P I T I DO
C Ó D . T I EM P O
SAL I DA C T
M O D O D E MO .
I D I OMA
RE T ORNO
Modo TAPE-VCR
A UD I O 1 + 2
A J U S T E R E P RO
E F . I MA G E N
C O P. A UD I O
AUD I O
ANA. D I G.
R E T OR N O
O T R OS
R EMOT O
P I T I DO
C Ó D . T I E MPO
SAL I DA CT
R E T OR NO
A J U S T E R E P RO
E F . I MA G E N
C O P. A UD I O
AUD I O
ANA. D I G.
R E T OR N O
91
AJUST E LCD
L U Z F O N DO
B R I L L O LC D
C O L O R L CD
R E T OR NO
AJUST E RELOJ
M OS T RA R
R E T OR NO
Modo CARD-CAMERA
TARJ
10 / 80
NORMAL
AU T OM.
AJ USTE 1
E F . I MAG E N
ME N Ú E S C E.
AUTODI SPA.
GU Í A
R E T ORNO
AJ USTE 2
Z O OM D I G I .
E S T . I MA G E N
M ODO GRA BA
R E T OR NO
AJ USTE 1
E F . I MAG E N
ME N Ú E S C E.
A U T O D I S P A.
GU Í A
R E T ORNO
AJUST E LCD
L U Z F O N DO
B R I L L O LC D
C O L O R L CD
R E T OR NO
AJUST E RELOJ
M OS T RA R
AJUSTE
12H / 24H
R E T OR NO
O T R OS
F ORMA T O
P I T I DO
M ODO D E MO .
I D I OMA
R E T OR NO
Modo CARD-VCR
7
8
9
10
R E P R OD U C .
N O RMA L
100-0010
100-0010
PÁG. 2 / 2
TARJ
1 03 / 1 0
N O RMA L
A J U S T E R E P RO
E F . I MA G E N
D I A PO S I T .
B ORR AR
P RO T E G E R
ORD E N I MP .
R E T OR N O
O T R OS
R E MOT O
P I T I DO
R E T OR NO
AJUST E LCD
L U Z F O N DO
B R I L L O LC D
C O L O R L CD
R E T OR NO
AJUST E RELOJ
MOS T RA R
R E T OR NO
A J U S T E R E P RO
E F . I MA G E N
D I A PO S I T .
B ORR AR
P RO T E G E R
ORD E N I MP .
R E T OR N O
92
Affichages sur écran en français
Les affichages sur écran suivants apparaissent lorsque “FRANÇAIS” est sélectionné pour la
langue de l’affichage.
Mode TAPE-CAMERA
REG L. 1
M E N U I MAG E
M E N U S C EN E
R E T . R AP I D E
GU I D E
RE T OUR
AU T O
3 0 min
REG L. 1
M E N U I MAG E
M E N U S C EN E
R E T . R AP I D E
GU I D E
RE T OUR
REG L. 2
Z OOM N UM.
V I T. B A NDE
DI S
16 : 9
M O D E A UD I O
RE T OUR
R E GL . L C D
R E T RO E C L A I
L UM I N. LCD
C O U L E U R LCD
RE T OUR
R E G L . HO R L OG E
A F F I C HA G E
RE G L A G E
12H / 24H
RE T OUR
D I V E RS
BI P
C OD E HOR .
S OR T I E C H
M OD E DEMO
L A NG U E
RE T OUR
Mode TAPE-VCR
A UD I O 1 + 2
RE G L E . L E C T
ME NU I MA GE
DO U B SON
AUD I O
A N L G NUMR
R E T OU R
D I V E RS
T E L E C OM .
BIP
C OD E HOR .
S OR T I E C H
R E T OU R
RE G L E . L E C T
ME NU I MA GE
DO U B SON
AUD I O
A N L G NUMR
R E T OU R
93
R E GL . L C D
R E T RO E C L A I
L UM I N. L CD
C O U L E U R L CD
RE T OUR
R E G L . HO R L OG E
A F F I C HA G E
RE T OUR
Mode CARD-CAMERA
CARTE
10 / 80
NORMAL
AU T O
RE GL. 1
M E N U I MAG E
M E N U SC ENE
R E T A RDA T .
GU I DE
R E T OUR
RE GL. 2
Z O OM N UM.
DIS
MO D E E N R E G
RE T OUR
RE GL. 1
M E N U I MAG E
M E N U S C EN E
R E T A RDA T .
GU I DE
R E T OUR
R E GL . L C D
R E T RO E C L A I
L UM I N. LC D
C O U L E U R LC D
RE T OUR
R E G L . HO R L OG E
A F F I C HA G E
RE G L A G E
12H / 24H
RE TOUR
D I V E RS
F O RMA T
BIP
M OD E DE MO
L A NG U E
RE T OUR
Mode CARD-VCR
7
8
9
10
L E C T UR E
N O RMA L
100-0010
PAGE 2 / 2
100-0010
CARTE
1 30 / 1 0
N O RMA L
RE GL E. L E C T
M E NU I MA G E
P R E S. D I A P O
E F F AC E R
P RO T E G E R
OR D . I MP R E S
R E T OU R
D I V E RS
T E L E C OM.
B IP
RE T OUR
R E GL . L C D
R E T RO E C L A I
L UM I N. LC D
C O U L E U R LC D
RE T OUR
R E G L . HO R L OG E
A F F I C HA G E
RE T OUR
RE GL E. L E C T
M E NU I MA G E
P R E S. D I A P O
E F F AC E R
P RO T E G E R
OR D . I MP R E S
R E T OU R
94
Note
Valid for warranty service in the U.S. only
CONSUMER LIMITED WARRANTY
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
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.
THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS. YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS
WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
Model Specific Section
Your Product Model
Number & Description:
Warranty Period for this Product:
Additional Item(s) Excluded
from Warranty Coverage (if any):
Where to Obtain Service:
What to do to Obtain Service:
VL-NZ100U/VL-NZ150U 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.
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.
TO OBTAIN SUPPLY, ACCESSORY OR PRODUCT INFORMATION, GO TO OUR WEBSITE AT www.sharp-usa.com
OR CALL 1-800-BE-SHARP
SHARP ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, New Jersey 07430-2135
SHARP CORPORATION
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