SVENSKA
VIDEOKAMERA MED FLYTANDE KRISTALLSKÄRM
LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY CAMCORDER
VL-NZ8S
VL-NZ10S
ENGLISH
BRUKSANVISNING
OPERATION MANUAL
This equipment complies with the requirements of Directives 89/336/
EEC and 73/23/EEC as amended by 93/68/EEC.
Dieses Gerät entspricht den Anforderungen der EG-Richtlinien 89/336/
EWG und 73/23/EWG mit Änderung 93/68/EWG.
Ce matériel répond aux exigences contenues dans les directives 89/336/
CEE et 73/23/CEE modifiées par la directive 93/68/CEE.
Dit apparaat voldoet aan de eisen van de richtlijnen 89/336/EEG en 73/
23/EEG, gewijzigd door 93/68/EEG.
Dette udstyr overholder kravene i direktiv nr. 89/336/EEC og 73/23/EEC
med tillæg nr. 93/68/EEC.
Quest’ apparecchio è conforme ai requisiti delle direttive 89/336/EEC e
73/23/EEC, come emendata dalla direttiva 93/68/EEC.
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Este equipamento obedece às exigências das directivas 89/336/CEE e
73/23/CEE, na sua versão corrigida pela directiva 93/68/CEE.
Este aparato satisface las exigencias de las Directivas 89/336/CEE y 73/
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23/EEC så som kompletteras av 93/68/EEC.
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23/EEC i endringen 93/68/EEC.
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Before using the camcorder, please read this operation manual carefully,
especially page vii.
OPERATION MANUAL
WARNING
TO PREVENT SHOCK
HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE
THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN
OR MOISTURE.
ENGLISH
CAUTION
To prevent shock, do not open the
cabinet. No user serviceable parts
inside. Refer servicing to qualified
dealer or service centre.
ENGLISH
This equipment should be used with
the recommended AC adapter/battery
charger or battery pack.
CAUTION
To prevent electric shocks and fire
hazards, do NOT use any other power
source.
Important:
Audio-visual material may consist of
copyrighted works which must not be
recorded without the authority of the
owner of the copyright. Please refer to
relevant laws in your country.
Power supply:
This unit can be operated by
connecting it to either the AC adapter/
battery charger or battery pack. The
AC adapter/battery charger
incorporates the AUTO VOLTAGE (AC
110–240 V, 50/60 Hz) function.
NOTE
The LCD panel of this camcorder is a very high technology product with more than
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 the performance of your camcorder.
*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.
• Adobe Acrobat Reader is a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated.
• 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.
Quick Operation Guide
1
Make sure that the Power switch is set
to OFF.
Charging the Battery Pack
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).
1
Connect the supplied power cord to the
AC power socket on the AC adapter/
battery charger, and insert the AC plug
into a power outlet.
AC power socket
POWER indicator
To power
outlet
• The POWER indicator lights up.
2
Align the = mark on the battery pack
with the = mark on the charger (1)
and guide the battery into the groove.
Pressing the battery (2), slide it in the
direction of the arrow (3) until it locks
into place.
• The CHARGE indicator lights up.
CHARGE indicator
• The CHARGE indicator turns off when
the battery is fully charged.
3
i
Attaching the Battery Pack
Please consult this operation manual
further for details on these and other
functions of your camcorder.
Slide the battery pack in the direction of
the arrow (1), and remove it (2). Then
remove the AC plug of the power cord
from the power outlet.
Inserting a Cassette
1
Attach the power source to the
camcorder, then slide the cassette
compartment door release and open the
cassette compartment door.
Inserting a Card
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.
Cassette compartment
door release
2
Insert a commercially available cassette
fully with the window facing outwards,
and with the erasure protect tab facing
upwards.
Card slot cover release
3
Insert a card into the slot as shown
below, and push it in as far as it will go.
Erasure protect tab
Label
SAVE
REC
Clipped corner
4
3
Press the W mark gently until the
cassette holder clicks into place.
W mark
4
Close the card slot cover.
Note:
• You can use an SD Memory Card (commercially available) and a MultiMediaCard (only
supplied with VL-NZ10) for storing still
images with this camcorder, not a
SmartMediaE card or Memory StickE media.
In this operation manual, “card” refers to the
SD Memory Card or the MultiMediaCard.
Wait for the cassette holder to fully
retract. Close the compartment door by
pressing the centre until it clicks into
place.
ii
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
Operation button
MULTI button
Media Selection switch
Power switch
Easy Camera Recording on
Tape
1
2
3
Tape Playback
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 is now
displayed on the screen.
Lock button
4
AU T O
Press the REC START/STOP button to
begin recording.
To stop playback
Press l.
RE C
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.
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 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 is now
displayed.
7
8
9
Number of shots taken/remaining
10
CARD
9 / 94
NORMAL
Lock button
PL A YBACK
N O RMA L
100-0010
PAGE 2 / 2
Page number/total thumbnail pages
Lock button
3
AU T O
4
Adjust the Power Zoom control to frame
the subject as you desire.
5
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 / 94
NORMAL
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 MULTI button.
• The selected image is displayed in fullscreen.
Image file name
1 0 0 - 0 0 0 13
6
Press the STILL button fully to begin
recording.
CARD
31 / 1 0
N O RMA L
CARD
9 / 94
NORMAL
AU T O
• The S indicator flashes red while data
is being recorded on the card, and
returns to white when recording
completes.
iv
Supplied Accessories
Battery pack
BT-L225
AC adapter/
battery charger
Power cord
DC cable
Audio/video/S-video
cable
Lens cap
2 for VL-NZ10
*
1 for VL-NZ8
Remote control
RRMCG0104TASA
CR2025 type
lithium battery
For VL-NZ8
For VL-NZ10
Lens hood
Hand strap
*
y
Tripod adapter
*
*
*
8 MB MultiMediaCard
CDSKA0063TA01
PixLab Video Capture
Software (Lite Version)
CDSKA0059TA01
PC connecting cable
QCNW-1914TAZZ
Zoom microphone
RMICC0107TAZZ
DV cable
Earphones connecting
cable
Grip handle
*
Shoulder strap
UBNDS0029TAZZ
Parts with “*” mark is not supplied with VL-NZ8. Contact the nearest SHARP service
v centre or your dealer for purchasing specified parts.
Optional Accessories
Standard-life
battery pack
BT-L225
Extended-life
battery pack
BT-L445
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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 0°C to
L40°C, and at 30% to 80% relative humidity.
Do not store the unit in
an unventilated car in
the summer, in direct
sunlight, or near strong
heat sources; this can
result in severe damage
to the unit casing and
circuitry.
• When shooting in dark places, avoid sudden
brightly lit objects or light sources, such as
the sun. Otherwise, the image may white out.
Should this happen, point the lens in a different direction until the picture returns to normal.
• Avoid magnetic sources.
Using the camcorder near
strong fluorescent lights,
motors, televisions, or other
magnetic sources may adversely affect recorded images.
• Using the camcorder near a broadcasting
station or other powerful transmission
source may cause buzzing or picture deterioration.
• Avoid shocks and dropping.
Do not drop or otherwise
subject the camcorder to
hard shocks or strong vibrations. Bumping or striking the
unit during recording will
generate noise in the recorded image.
• Avoid placing the
camcorder in close
proximity to lighting
equipment.
The heat from incandescent lights may deform the camcorder, or
cause it to malfunction.
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• Avoid situations where water, sand, dust or
other foreign matter could get on or inside
the camcorder, and do not use or leave
your camcorder in areas with excessive
smoke, steam or moisture.
Such environments can
cause malfunctions or
cause mildew to form
on the lenses. Be sure
to keep the unit in a
well-ventilated location.
• Some small, portable tripods may be difficult to attach and may not be sturdy
enough to support your
camcorder. Be sure to use
only a strong, stable tripod.
• When using your
camcorder in a cold environment, the LCD monitor screen often appears less bright immediately after the
power is turned on. This is not a malfunction. To prevent the camcorder from becoming too cold, wrap it in a thick cloth (a
blanket, etc.).
Dew Formation
• What is “dew formation”?
When cold water is poured into a glass, dew
drops form on the glass. This clinging of
water drops is called dew formation.
• When dew forms in your camcorder.
Dew will gradually form on the head drum of
your camcorder and make the video tape
stick to the head. This causes damage both
to the head and the tape. When dew 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.
1 If “DEW” flashes, remove the cassette, leave
the cassette compartment open, and wait for
a few hours to allow the camcorder to
acclimatise to the surrounding temperature.
2 To use the camcorder again, turn on the
power after waiting for a few hours. Be sure
that “DEW” has disappeared.
3 Do not insert a cassette while “DEW” is
flashing; this may result in damage to the
tape.
4 Since dew forms gradually, it may take 10 to
15 minutes before the dew warning feature
engages.
• How to prevent trouble.
When using the camcorder in a place where
dew is likely to form, allow the camcorder and
the video tape to acclimatise to the surroundings for about one hour.
For example, when bringing the camcorder
indoors after skiing, place it in a plastic bag.
Plastic bag
1 Be sure to tightly seal the plastic bag
containing the camcorder.
2 Remove the bag when the air temperature
inside it reaches the temperature of the room.
viii
Precautions
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
ST ART
S T OP
If the video heads become clogged, the
v indicator appears on the screen. Contact
the nearest SHARP service centre or your
dealer for further advice.
• After about 20 seconds, video head
cleaning automatically finishes, and
“EJECT THE CASSETTE.” displays.
4
Remove the cleaning tape.
To cancel cleaning, press the SET button.
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Operation References
Part Names ...............................................................
Quick Reference List .................................................
On-screen Display Index ..........................................
Warning Indicators ....................................................
Preparation
Charging the Battery Pack ........................................ 9
Attaching and Removing 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 Batteries ................................. 14
Selecting the Language for the On-screen
Display ................................................................... 15
Setting the Area, Date and Time .............................. 16
Attaching the Lens Hood ........................................ 17
Attaching the Straps ............................................... 17
Using the Lens Cap ................................................ 18
Tips on Recording Positions ................................... 18
Basic Operations
Camera Recording
Selecting the Camcorder Mode .............................. 19
Easy Camera Recording on Tape
in Full Auto Mode ................................................... 20
Zooming ................................................................... 21
Auto Focus ............................................................... 21
Macro Shots ............................................................ 21
Remaining Recording Time Display ........................ 22
Remaining Battery Power Display .......................... 22
Operation References
Contents
1
4
5
7
Preparation
Basic Operations
Useful Features
Advanced Features
Useful Features
Digital Still Camera
Features
Playback
Tape Playback ........................................................ 23
Using Earphones (Commercially Available) ............ 23
Volume Control ........................................................ 24
Still .......................................................................... 24
Video Search ............................................................ 24
Watching Playback on a TV ..................................... 25
Using the Menu Screens .......................................... 26
Appendix
Camera Recording
Displaying the Recording Guide .............................. 27
Setting the Digital Zoom .......................................... 28
Using the Zoom Microphone
(Only supplied with VL-NZ10) .............................. 29
Windbreak ................................................................ 30
Gamma Brightness Compensation ......................... 31
Gain-up .................................................................... 32
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Contents
Useful Features
Quick Return ............................................................ 33
Edit Search ............................................................... 33
Fade In and Fade Out .............................................. 34
Still Recording ......................................................... 35
Recording a Still Life ............................................... 36
Wide Screen (16:9) .................................................. 37
Digital Image Stabilization (DIS) .............................. 37
Self Recording ........................................................ 38
Recording in LP (Long Play Recording) Mode ........ 39
Selecting the 16-bit Audio Recording Mode ............ 40
Turning off the On-screen Indicators ...................... 40
Attaching the Supplied Tripod Adapter .................. 41
Attaching the Supplied Grip Handle ........................ 41
Playback
Using the Remote Control
(Only supplied with VL-NZ10) .............................. 42
Tape Playback Functions with the Remote Control
(Only supplied with VL-NZ10) .............................. 43
Playback Zoom with the Remote Control
(Only supplied with VL-NZ10) .............................. 44
Displaying the Date and Time of Recording ............ 45
Gamma Playback ................................................... 46
Multiple Strobe Playback ........................................ 47
Copying an Image from Tape to Card ..................... 48
Playback Effects ...................................................... 49
Picture Effect Playback ........................................... 50
Advanced Features
Camera Recording
Digital Picture Effects ............................................... 51
Scene Menu (Program AE) ...................................... 52
Manual Focus ......................................................... 53
Setting the Camcorder to Full Auto Mode ................ 54
Adjusting White Balance .......................................... 55
Manual Exposure .................................................... 56
Setting the Shutter Speed ....................................... 57
Playback
Using the Time Code ............................................... 59
Editing ..................................................................... 60
Editing with the DV Terminal (IEEE1394) ................. 61
Audio Dubbing Feature ........................................... 62
Selecting the Audio Playback Mode ........................ 64
Configuring Software for PC Connection ................. 65
xi
Operation References
Digital Still Camera
Features
Camera Recording
Card Recording ....................................................... 67
Selecting the Picture Quality ................................... 68
Recording with the Self-timer .................................. 69
Formatting a Card ................................................... 70
Preparation
Appendix
Basic Operations
Playback
Card Playback ........................................................ 71
Delete Protection ...................................................... 72
Deleting Stored Images ........................................... 73
Slide Show Playback ............................................... 75
Copying an Image from Card to Tape ..................... 76
Print Order ................................................................ 77
Transferring Data on Card to Computer ................. 79
Useful Features
Picture/Backlight Adjustments ................................. 80
World Clock ............................................................. 81
Selecting Summer Time ........................................... 83
Setting the Confirmation Sounds ............................. 83
Setting the Camcorder to Factory Presettings ........ 84
Useful Information ................................................... 85
Demonstration Mode ............................................... 92
Before Requesting Service ...................................... 93
Specifications ......................................................... 95
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
Accessory shoe [p. 29]
Stereo microphone
Zoom lens
Cassette holder [p. 12]
Lithium battery
compartment door
[p. 14]
Cassette compartment door [p. 12]
Cassette compartment door release [p. 12]
1
Operation References
Rear view
PC connection
jack [p. 65]
DV terminal
[p. 61]
AVLS terminal
[pp. 25, 60]
Media Selection
switch (TAPE/
CARD selection
switch) [p. 19]
Operation button
EarPHONES jack [p. 23]
Jack cover
[pp. 25, 60, 61, 65]
2
Operation References
Operation References
Rear view
LCD monitor
RECord START/STOP
button [p. 20]
GAMMA/
BRIGHTER button
[pp. 31, 32, 46]
FADE button
[p. 34]
Power Zoom Wide
angle/Telephoto
control [p. 21]/
VOLume control
[p. 24]
STILL button
[pp. 36, 47, 48, 67]
Power switch
(CAMERA/VCR
select switch) [p. 19]
SET button
[p. 26]
Remote sensor
[p. 42]
Speaker
MENU button [p. 26]
DIS button [p. 37]/
MULTI button [p. 71]
Card slot cover
[p. 13]
Bottom view
Power source release [pp. 10, 11]
Strap loop [p. 17]
Tripod adapter socket [p. 41]
3
Power source mounting surface
[pp. 10, 11]
Operation References
Quick Reference List
Below are some examples of camcorder’s features.
• To record powerful close-up images.
—See page 28 (Setting the Digital Zoom)
• To record a backlit subject.
—See page 31 (Gamma Brightness Compensation) or page 56 (Manual Exposure)
• To quickly return the tape to the end of the last recorded scene after playback.
—See page 33 (Quick Return)
• To record yourself in the scene while monitoring the shot.
—See page 38 (Self Recording)
• To record the subject with higher-quality audio.
—See page 40 (Selecting the 16-bit Audio Recording Mode)
• To enlarge any part of the picture during playback.
—See page 44 (Playback Zoom with the Remote Control)
• To brighten the dark portion of the playback images without changing the bright
portion.
—See page 46 (Gamma Playback)
• To focus on an off-centred subject.
—See page 53 (Manual Focus)
• To record still images on a card so that the images may be easily read into a
computer.
—See page 67 (Card Recording)
• To turn off the confirmation sounds which are made when you operate the
camcorder.
—See page 83 (Setting the Confirmation Sounds)
4
Operation References
Operation References
On-screen Display Index
For details on the use of each function, refer to the page number indicated.
TAPE-CAMERA mode
p. 37
p. 22
p. 20
p. 54
p. 22
AU T O
3 0 min
MA N U A L S E T
P I C. E F F E C T
S C E N E ME NU
FULL AUTO
MA N. F O C U S
WH I T E B A L .
E X POSURE
S HU T . S P E E D
QK . R E T U RN
R E T U RN
C AME R A S E T
PHO T O SNA P
SNAP E F F .
D G T L Z OOM
T APE SPE ED
R E C GU I D E
16 : 9
MO T I O N
R E T U RN
MA N U A L S E T
P I C. E F F E C T
S C E N E ME NU
FULL AUTO
MA N. F O C U S
WH I T E B A L .
E X POSURE
S HU T . S P E E D
QK . R E T U RN
R E T U RN
p. 51
p. 52
p. 54
p. 53
p. 55
p. 56
p. 57
p. 33
p. 35
p. 35
p. 28
p. 39
p. 27
p. 37
p. 36
AUD I O S E T
A U D I O MO D E
Z OOM M I C
W I ND
R E T U RN
p. 40
p. 29
p. 30
P L AY BACK SE T
P I C. E F F E C T
MULTI F RAME
A U D I O DU B
AUD I O
M O T I ON
PB E F F ECT
R E T U RN
p. 50
pp. 47, 48
p. 63
p. 64
p. 48
p. 49
OTHE RS
OSD
DE F AUL T
S OUND
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. 40
p. 84
p. 83
p. 59
p. 59
p. 92
p. 15
LCD SE T
BA CK L I GHT
L C D B R I GH T
L C D C O L O UR
R E T U RN
p. 80
CLOCK SE T
D I SPLAY
A RE A
S UMR T I ME
S E T T I NG
12H / 24H
R E T UR N
p. 45
pp. 16, 81
p. 83
p. 16
p. 17
LCD SE T
BA CK L I GHT
L C D B R I GH T
L C D C O L OUR
R E T U RN
p. 80
CLOCK SE T
D I SPLAY
R E T UR N
p. 45
TAPE-VCR mode
p. 22
A UD I O 1 + 2
p. 64
P L AY BACK SE T
P I C. E F F E C T
MULTI F RAME
A U D I O DU B
AUD I O
MO T I O N
PB E F F ECT
R E T U RN
5
OTHE RS
OSD
DE F AUL T
R EMO T E
S OUND
T I ME CO D E
T C OU T
R E T URN
p. 40
p. 84
p. 42
p. 83
p. 59
p. 59
Operation References
CARD-CAMERA mode
p. 67
p. 22
CARD
10 / 94
NORMAL
p. 67
p. 54
p.68
AU T O
MA N U A L S E T
P I C. E F F E C T
S C E N E ME NU
FULL AUTO
MA N. F O C U S
WH I T E B A L .
E X POSURE
S HU T . S P E E D
R E T U RN
MA N U A L S E T
P I C. E F F E C T
S C E N E ME NU
F ULL AUTO
MA N. F O C U S
WH I T E B A L .
E X POSURE
S HU T . S P E E D
R E T U RN
p. 51
p. 52
p. 54
p. 53
p. 55
p. 56
p. 57
C AME R A S E T
R E C MO D E
S E L F T I ME R
SNAP E F F .
D G T L Z OOM
R E C GU I D E
MO T I O N
R E T U RN
p. 68
p. 69
p. 35
p. 28
p. 27
p. 36
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
p. 50
p. 75
pp. 73, 74
p. 72
pp. 77, 78
OTHE RS
OSD
DE F AUL T
R EMO T E
S OUND
R E T URN
p. 40
p. 84
p. 42
p. 83
OTHE RS
OSD
DE F AUL T
F ORMA T
S OU N D
D E MO MOD E
L A NG U A G E
R E T U RN
p. 40
p. 84
p. 70
p. 83
p. 92
p. 15
LCD SE T
BA CK L I GHT
L C D B R I GH T
L C D C O L O UR
R E T U RN
p. 80
CLOCK SE T
D I SPLAY
A RE A
S UMR T I ME
S E T T I NG
12H / 24H
R E T UR N
p. 45
pp. 16, 81
p. 83
p. 16
p. 17
LCD SE T
BA CK L I GHT
L C D B R I GH T
L C D C O L OUR
R E T U RN
p. 80
CLOCK SE T
D I SPLAY
R E T UR N
p. 45
CARD-VCR mode
7
8
9
10
p. 71
PL A YBACK
N O RMA L
100-0010
PAGE 2 / 2
100-0010
p. 22
CARD
1 30 / 1 0
N O RMA L
p. 71
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.
6
Operation References
Operation References
Warning Indicators
If a warning indicator appears on the screen, follow the specified instructions.
Displayed for the first
3 seconds
Displayed after
3 seconds
I NSER T
A CASS E T TE.
Description of warning
There is no video cassette in the camcorder.
Insert a cassette (see page 12).
E J E C T THE
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 87).
T HE T A P E
E NDS SOON.
T A PE E ND
The tape is about to end. Prepare a new
cassette (see page 12).
CHANGE THE
CAS SE T T E .
T A PE E ND
The tape has reached the end. Replace it with a
new cassette (see page 12).
BAT T ERY I S
TOO LOW.
DEW
The battery is almost depleted. Replace it with a
fully charged battery pack (see page 10).
DEW
Dew has formed inside the camcorder. Wait a
few hours for the dew to dry away (see
page viii).
About 10 seconds after this warning appears,
the camcorder automatically turns off.
The video heads are clogged and should be
cleaned (see page ix).
LAMP
LAMP
The fluorescent lamp behind the LCD monitor is
close to the end of its service life. Call your local
authorized Sharp dealer to have it replaced.
When the setting screen of a manual function
displays, all warnings will be indicated by F in
the centre of the LCD screen. To check the type
of warning, complete the manual setting and
return to normal screen.
7
Operation References
Displayed for
5 seconds
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 73) 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 70).
F ORMA T
MEMORY C ARD
The card has not been formatted with this camcorder. Format the card
(see page 70).
MEMORY C ARD
PROT E C T ED
The card is write-protected (see page 89).
DA T A
PROT E C T ED
You are trying to delete a protected image. Cancel the protection
setting (see page 72).
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 70).
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).
Note:
•N indicates a flashing display.
8
Preparation
Preparation
Charging the Battery Pack
Preparation
Charge the battery pack with the supplied AC
adapter/battery charger before use.
Charging time and maximum continuous recording and playback times in
TAPE modes
Note:
• Remove the DC cable from the AC adapter/
battery charger when charging the battery pack.
Battery
pack
Charging
time
Max. continuous recording
time
Max. continuous playback
time
1
BT-L225
approx.
1hr. 20min.
approx.
1hr. 30min.
approx.
1hr. 30min.
BT-L445
approx.
2hr. 20min.
approx.
3hr.
approx.
3hr.
Connect the supplied power cord to the
AC power socket on the AC adapter/
battery charger, and insert the AC plug
into a power outlet.
• The POWER indicator lights up.
AC power socket
POWER indicator
To power
outlet
2
Align the = mark on the battery pack
with the = mark on the charger (1)
and guide the battery into the groove.
Pressing the battery (2), slide it in the
direction of the arrow (3) until it locks
into place.
• The CHARGE indicator lights up.
CHARGE indicator
• The CHARGE indicator turns off when
the battery is charged.
3
9
Slide the battery pack in the direction of
the arrow (1), and remove it (2). Then
remove the AC plug of the power cord
from the power outlet.
Notes:
• Charge the battery pack between 10°C and
30°C. The battery pack may not charge
properly at temperatures too low or too high.
• The battery pack and charger become warm
during charging. This is not a malfunction.
• Using the zoom (see page 21) and other
functions or turning the power on and off
frequently will increase power consumption.
This may result in a decrease 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.
• The maximum recording and playback time will
increase somewhat when you leave the battery
on the charger for 1 hour extra after the
CHARGE indicator turns off.
• See page 90 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.
Attaching and Removing
the Battery Pack
Power switch
Removing the Battery Pack
Make sure that the Power switch is set
to OFF.
2
Rotate the monitor section of the
camcorder (1), then press the power
source release (2). Slide the battery
pack in the direction of the arrow and
take it out (3).
Preparation
1
Attaching the Battery Pack
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).
Power source
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.
10
Preparation
Powering the Camcorder
from an AC Outlet
Preparation
You can also power the camcorder from a
power outlet by using the supplied AC adapter/
battery charger and DC cable.
Caution:
• The supplied AC adapter/battery charger is
specially designed for use with this camcorder,
and should not be used as a power supply for
other camcorders.
1
Make sure that the Power switch is set
to OFF.
2
Align the notch on the side of the DC
cable connecting plate with the = mark
on the camcorder (1), and slide the
connecting plate in the direction of the
arrow completely until it locks into place
(2).
Note:
• When using the AC adapter/battery charger to
power the camcorder, it cannot be used to
charge the battery pack.
Removing the DC cable from the
camcorder
Make sure that the Power switch is set to OFF.
Rotate the monitor section of the camcorder
(1), then press the power source release (2).
Slide the battery pack in the direction of the
arrow and take it out (3).
Power source
release
DC cable connecting plate
3
Insert the DC cable plug into the DC
OUT jack on the AC adapter. Connect
the supplied power cord to the AC
adapter, and insert the AC plug into a
power outlet.
• The POWER indicator on the AC adapter
lights up, and the camcorder is supplied
power.
POWER indicator
To power
outlet
11
Cautions:
• BEFORE REMOVING THE DC CABLE,
ALWAYS STOP RECORDING OR PLAYBACK
AND TURN THE POWER OFF. Removing the DC
cable while shooting or during playback may
damage the tape by causing it to wrap around
the video head drum or 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.
• The supplied DC cable is designed for use only
with the supplied AC adapter/battery charger.
Do not use it with the other equipment, as this
may damage the cable or the equipment.
Inserting and Removing a
Cassette
Inserting a Cassette
1
4
Wait for the cassette holder to fully
retract. Close the compartment door by
pressing the centre 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 a Cassette
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 87 for more information on the video
cassette tapes intended for use with this
camcorder.
• After confirmation sound, the cassette
holder retracts automatically.
W mark
12
Preparation
Inserting and Removing a
Card
Preparation
You can use an SD Memory Card (commercially available) or a MultiMediaCard (only
supplied with VL-NZ10) for storing still images.
Removing a Card
Perform steps 1 and 2 above, push the card
(1) and pull the card straight out (2) as shown
below.
Inserting a Card
1
2
Make sure that the Power
switch is set to OFF.
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 86).
• The MultiMediaCard supplied with VL-NZ10 is
preformatted for immediate use.
• See pages 88 and 89 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.
3
Insert a card into the slot as shown
below, and push it in as far as it will go.
Label
Clipped corner
4
13
Close the card slot cover.
Installing the Lithium
Batteries
Installing the Memory Battery
1
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
A lithium battery is used to power the remote
control unit.
2
Tab
Insert the lithium battery into the battery
holder with the H side of the battery
facing the m side of the holder.
H side
Pull out the lithium battery holder using
a pointed object such as the tip of a
ballpoint pen.
Lithium battery
holder
Hold the remote control
facing down, and pull
out the battery holder
while pressing the tab
toward the centre.
Preparation
A lithium battery is used to store the memory of
the date and time settings.
Installing the Battery to Remote
Control (Only supplied with VLNZ10)
m mark
3
Insert the battery holder back into
position.
Notes on the Use of the Lithium battery
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 centre until it clicks
into place.
Removing the lithium battery
CAUTION: Danger of explosion if battery is
incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the
same or equivalent type CR2025 recommended by the equipment manufacturer.
X KEEP THIS BATTERY AWAY
FROM CHILDREN. IF SWALLOWED,
CONSULT A PHYSICIAN IMMEDIATELY FOR
EMERGENCY TREATMENT.
Z BATTERY MAY EXPLODE IF
MIS-USED OR INSTALLED WITH POLARITY
REVERSED. DO NOT RECHARGE, DISASSEMBLE OR DISPOSE OF IN FIRE.
• Do not short-circuit, recharge, disassemble, or
heat the lithium battery.
• Should the lithium battery leak, wipe the battery
compartment clean, and then insert a new
battery.
• The lithium battery will last about one year under
normal usage.
Perform steps 1 and 2 above,
then lift out the battery from the
battery holder.
14
Preparation
Selecting the Language for
the On-screen Display
Changing the Language
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 I, then press the SET button.
3
Press l or m to select “LANGUAGE”
(“SPRACHE” or “LANGUE”), then press
the SET button.
Preparation
Available modes:
TAPE-CAMERA, CARD-CAMERA
This camcorder allows you to choose English,
German or French as the on-screen display
language.
MENU button
Power switch
• The language selection screen appears.
OTHE RS
OSD
DE F AUL T
S OUND
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
Operation button
Setting the Language
When using the camcorder for the first time,
select your on-screen display language by
following the steps below.
1
L AN GU A G E
E NG L I SH
DEUTSCH
F RAN Ç A I S
4
Hold down the Lock button
and set the Power switch to
CAMERA.
• The menu screen displays in the
language selected.
• The language selection
screen appears.
SPR AC H E
E NG L I SH
DE U T S C H
F RAN Ç A I S
Lock button
2
Press l or m on the operation button
to select the desired language, then
press the SET button.
S ON S T I G E S
OS D
VORGA B EN
T ON
T I ME C OD E
T C AU S
D EMO - B E T R .
S PRA CH E
ZURÜ CK
L AN GU A G E
E NG L I SH
DEUTSCH
F RAN Ç A I S
5
AU T O
15
Press l or m to select the desired
language, then press the SET button.
D E U T S CH
Press the MENU button to turn off the
menu screen.
Note:
• The English, German and French portions
of this operation manual are based on the
use of on-screen displays in their respective languages. The portions of this manual
in other languages, however, are based on
the use of English on-screen displays.
Setting the Area, Date and
Time
4
Press l or m until “2 PARIS” appears,
then press the SET button.
2 PAR I S
ARE A
Available modes:
TAPE-CAMERA, CARD-CAMERA
Example: Setting the date to 2 June 2002 (2. 6.
2002) and the time to 10:30 am (10:30) in Paris.
MENU button
Power switch
5
CLOCK SE T
D I SPLAY
A RE A
S UMR T I ME
S E T T I NG
12H / 24H
R E T UR N
SET button
Operation button
6
Notes:
• Before performing the steps below, make sure
that the lithium battery has been installed (see
page 14).
• If you are in an area that observes summer time,
set the time to the standard time. You can then
correct it for summer time by performing the
steps on page 83.
7
1
8
Hold down the Lock button
and set the Power switch to
CAMERA.
Press the MENU button until the menu
screen appears.
CLOCK SE T
D I SPLAY
A RE A
S UMR T I ME
S E T T I NG
12H / 24H
R E T UR N
SE T T I NG
1 L ONDON
Press the SET button.
2. 6 . 2 0 0 2
0 : 00
Press l or m to select “10” (hour), then
press the SET button.
2. 6 . 2 0 0 2
10 : 00
Press l or m to select “30” (minute),
then press the SET button.
• The internal clock now starts operating.
SE T T I NG
3
2. 6 . 2 0 0 1
0 : 00
Press l or m to select “2002” (year),
then press the SET button.
SE T T I NG
10
2. 1 . 2 0 0 1
0 : 00
Press l or m to select “6” (month),
then press the SET button.
SE T T I NG
9
1 . 1. 2 0 0 1
0 : 00
Press l or m to select “2” (day), then
press the SET button.
SE T T I NG
Lock button
2
Press l or m to select “SETTING”,
then press the SET button.
11
2. 6 . 2 0 0 2
10 : 30
Press the MENU button to turn off the
menu screen.
Note:
• If the date and time have been set, the MANUAL
SET screen (T) appears in step 2. Select
“AREA” in the CLOCK SET screen (P) using the
Operation button and SET button.
16
Preparation
Note:
• See “Time Zone Chart” and “Area Table” on
pages 81 and 82 for the area number and
name of the representative city for your time
zone.
Preparation
Changing to the 12-hour Time Mode
1
After performing step 10 above, press l
or m to select “12H/24H”, then press the
SET button.
Preparation
CLOCK SE T
D I SPLAY
A RE A
S UMR T I ME
S E T T I NG
12H / 24H
R E T UR N
2
Attach the hand strap or the shoulder strap to
the strap loop as shown below.
Strap loop
2 4H
1 2H
Hand strap
Press l or m to select “12H”, then
press the SET button.
1 2 H 2 4H
3
Attaching the Straps
1 2H
Shoulder strap
(VL-NZ10 only)
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.
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.
To remove it, turn it in the opposite direction.
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.
17
When using the shoulder strap
(Only supplied with VL-NZ10)
Adjust the length of its loop as shown below, to
fit it on your shoulder.
Cautions:
• Do not swing the camcorder by the strap.
• To avoid accident, make sure the shoulder strap
does not get caught in other objects or wrapped
around the neck. And pay close attention to the
following:
— Do not use the shoulder strap when riding on
bicycle or motor cycle.
— Do not allow children to be mischievous with
the shoulder strap.
— Keep a firm hold of the camcorder to prevent
it from swinging and hitting others.
Using the Lens Cap
Attach the strap of the lens cap to the hand
strap or shoulder strap as shown below.
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.
Preparation
Holding the camcorder
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.
Basic posture
When attaching or removing the lens cap,
press both tabs on the top and bottom of the
cap.
Take care not to
cover the lens 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
Tabs
When recording, hang
the hook of the lens cap
on the hand strap or
shoulder strap to keep
the cap out of the way.
Turn the LCD monitor so that
the screen faces upward.
Note:
• Take care not to touch the microphone with your
fingers during recording. It will cause noise on
the audio track.
Note:
• Always attach the lens cap over the lens when
not using the camcorder.
18
Basic
Operations
Basic Operations
Camera
CameraRecording
Recording
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
tapes.
For playing back or editing motion and still
images recorded on tapes.
1
Set the Media Selection
switch to TAPE.
1
Set the Media Selection
switch to TAPE.
2
Hold down the Lock button
and set the Power switch
to CAMERA.
2
Hold down the Lock
button and set the Power
switch to VCR.
Lock button
Lock button
CARD-CAMERA mode
CARD-VCR mode
For recording still images on cards.
For playing back still images recorded on
cards.
1
2
Set the Media Selection
switch to CARD.
1
Set the Media Selection
switch to CARD.
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.
19
Easy Camera Recording on
Tape in Full Auto Mode
Available mode:
TAPE-CAMERA
To pause recording
Press the REC START/STOP button again.
Recording pauses, and the camcorder enters
Recording Standby mode.
• Before you start recording, perform the operations described on pages 9 through 18 to
prepare your camcorder for recording.
PAUSE
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 is now
displayed on the screen.
• 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
54).
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.
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
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Basic Operations
To turn the power off
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
centre of the scene. Always keep the subject in
the centre of the scene.
Basic Operations
Zooming in (when you want to centre
attention on the subject)
Wide
angle
Zooming out (when you want to
includes the surroundings)
Notes:
• If no subject is in the centre of the scene, the
focus area will expand and the subject nearest
Telethe centre 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 53. 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).
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 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
• 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 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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Available modes:
TAPE-CAMERA, CARD-CAMERA
Power Zoom
control
Notes:
• When you are recording a macro shot, be sure
that the subject receives sufficient illumination.
• It is recommended that you use a tripod for
recording macro shots, to prevent image
shaking. (See page 41 to use the camcorder
with a tripod.)
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 OSD menu item is set to
“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.
T APE END
CHANGE T HE
CAS SE T T E .
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 OSD menu item is set to
“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. The battery
pack, however, can be used until the warning
indicator appears.
• Use of the zoom functions when the warning
indicator is displayed may cause the camcorder
to suddenly lose power.
The tape has reached
the end.
T A PE E ND
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Basic
Operations
Basic Operations
Playback
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.
Using Earphones
(Commercially available)
Operation button
1
Set the Media Selection
switch to TAPE.
2
Hold down the Lock button
and set the Power switch
to VCR.
Lock button
3
4
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Press j (or k) on the Operation button
to rewind (or fast forward) the tape to the
desired point.
Available modes:
TAPE-VCR, TAPE-CAMERA
You can monitor the sound via stereo earphones (commercially available) during
playback or recording. Stereo earphones with a
3.5 mm diameter plug can be used with this
camcorder by using the supplied earphones
connecting cable.
Connect the plug of stereo earphones to the
PHONES jack on the camcorder as shown
below.
Earphones connecting
cable (supplied)
Press m to begin playback.
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 (VL-NZ10 only, see page 61).
PHONES jack
Notes:
• Before connecting stereo earphones, turn the
camcorder volume down to the lowest setting.
• The built-in speaker automatically turns off when
stereo earphones are connected to the PHONES
jack.
Volume Control
Video Search
Available mode:
TAPE-VCR
Available mode:
TAPE-VCR
When the camcorder is in TAPE-VCR mode,
push the Volume control to the L or + side to
increase (1) or decrease (2) the volume.
The video search function makes it easy to
search for a desired scene on the tape.
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.
Searching for a Scene Near the
Current Tape Position
1
During playback in TAPE-VCR mode,
press k (or j) on the Operation button.
Basic Operations
• The playback picture fast forwards (or
reverses).
Volume control
2
When you find the scene, press m to
return to normal playback.
Searching for a Scene Far from the
Current Tape Position
VOLUME
Decrease
1
Increase
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.
Still
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.
Available mode:
TAPE-VCR
The still function allows you to pause playback
in TAPE-VCR mode.
During playback in TAPE-VCR mode, press m
on the Operation button.
Notes:
• The sound is off during search.
• You may experience picture noise during search.
This is not a malfunction.
To return to normal playback, press m again.
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.
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Basic Operations
Playback
Watching Playback on a TV
3
Available modes:
TAPE-VCR, CARD-VCR
• 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.)
You can connect the camcorder to a TV to
allow a larger audience to enjoy playback.
Basic Operations
1
Open the jack cover on the camcorder (see
page 2).
Turn on the TV and set it to the “AV” or
“VIDEO” channel. (See the operation
manual of your TV.)
4
Set the Power switch on the camcorder to
VCR, and begin playback (see page 23).
Notes:
• If your TV or VCR has a 21-pin Euro-SCART
connector, use the RCA/21-pin Euro-SCART
conversion connector (QSOCZ0033TAZZ).
Jack cover
2
21-pin Euro-SCART on TV or VCR
Connect the camcorder to your TV (or
VCR) with the supplied audio/video/Svideo cable, as shown.
0
VIDEO
Video
CHANNEL
PAUSE
/STILL
PLAY
STOP/
EJECT
POWER
TV/VCR SET UP
REC
Black: To S-video input socket
Yellow: To video input jack
White: To audio input (L) jack
Red: To audio input (R) jack
Audio/video/S-video cable (supplied)
AUDIO
AUDIO
(L/MONO)
(R)
RCA/21-pin Euro-SCART
conversion connector
(QSOCZ0033TAZZ)
Audio R
Audio L
• If your TV or VCR has only one audio input jack, use
the white plug for the audio connection on the TV or
VCR.
• If your TV or VCR has an S-video input socket, you
do not need to connect the yellow video plug.
• When the camcorder is connected to a TV for
playback, the picture on the TV screen may flicker if
the volume on the camcorder is set to maximum.
Should this occur, turn the volume down (see page
24).
• Close the jack cover after use.
To AVLS terminal
Removing the audio/video/S-video
cable from the camcorder
Press the release tabs on the sides of the
connector, then remove the plug from the
terminal.
: The arrow shows the signal flow.
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.
About the S-video socket
S-video sockets are used to separately pass
the chroma (colour) and luminance (brightness) components of video signals. They serve
to improve the picture quality in both recording
and playback.
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Press the
release tabs.
Caution:
• Do not forcibly remove the connector without
pressing the release tabs. This may damage the
cable or the camcorder.
Useful Features
Using the Menu Screens
4
Use the menu screens to adjust the various
camcorder settings.
Press l or m on the Operation button
to select the desired menu screen (Y),
then press the SET button.
Example
C AME R A S E T
PHO T O SNA P SNA P
SNAP E F F .
D G T L Z OOM
T APE SPE ED
R E C GU I D E
16 : 9
MO T I O N
R E T U RN
Example: Changing the DGTL ZOOM menu
setting in TAPE-CAMERA mode.
Media Selection switch
Power switch
• You can press k, instead of the SET
button.
5
SET button
MENU button
Example
Operation button
Set the Media Selection
switch to TAPE or CARD.
2
Hold down the Lock button
and set the Power switch to
CAMERA or VCR.
Lock button
Press the MENU button until the menu
screen appears.
Example
MA N U A L S E T
P I C. E F F E C T
S C E N E ME NU
F UL L AU T O
MA N. F O C U S
WH I T E B A L .
E X POSURE
S HU T . S P E E D
QK . R E T U RN
R E T U RN
C AME R A S E T
PHO T O SNA P
SNAP E F F .
D G T L Z OOM OF F
T APE SPE ED 4 0
R E C GU I D E
300
16 : 9
MO T I O N
R E T U RN
Useful Features
1
3
Press l or m to select the desired
menu item (DGTL ZOOM), then press
the SET button.
• You can press k, instead of the SET
button.
6
Press l or m to select the desired
menu setting, then press the SET
button.
DG T L ZOOM
40
• You can press j, 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 4 to 6.
To turn off the menu screen
Press the MENU button.
Notes:
• Certain menu items are common to all
camcorder modes. If the SOUND 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 greyed out.
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Useful
Features
Useful features
Camera
CameraRecording
Recording
Displaying the Recording
Guide
Turning on the recording guide
• The example screens shown are for TAPECAMERA mode.
Available modes:
TAPE-CAMERA, CARD-CAMERA
1
This function helps you decide on the size of
the subject occupying the screen. Select one
of five recording guides.
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 “REC GUIDE”,
then press the SET button.
Types of Recording Guides
Cross: A cross mark at
the centre of the
screen for placing the
subject at the centre.
C AME R A S E T
PHO T O SNA P
SNAP E F F .
D G T L Z OOM
T APE SPE ED
OF F
R E C GU I D E
ON
16 : 9
MO T I O N
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: Yellow frame
fitting a full-body view
and blue frame fitting
an upper-body view.
Press l or m to select “ON”, then press
the SET button.
RE C 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.
Notes:
• When using manual focus, you cannot
change the recording guide.
• The recording guide appears when the OSD
menu item is set to “ON”.
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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
3
Press l or m on the operation button
to select Y, then press the SET button.
T D - ZOOM 2 5
Digital zoom indicator
To use optical zoom only
Useful Features
2
W
In TAPE-CAMERA or CARD-CAMERA
mode, press the MENU button until the
menu screen appears.
Select “OFF” in step 4 above.
Press l or m to select “DGTL ZOOM”,
then press the SET button.
C AME R A S E T
PHO T O SNA P
SNAP E F F .
D G T L Z OOM OF F
T APE SPE ED 4 0
R E C GU I D E
300
16 : 9
MO T I O N
R E T U RN
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
Using the Zoom
Microphone (Only supplied
with VL-NZ10)
Available mode:
TAPE-CAMERA
With the zoom microphone, you can record
audio according to the magnification of the
zoom lens for producing the optimum sound.
You can also set the zoom microphone to
record only sounds at a distance.
Removing the zoom microphone
Turn the screw in the opposite direction than
when mounting, then pull off the zoom microphone.
Cautions:
• Do not pick up the camcorder by the zoom
microphone, as this may damage the
equipment.
• The accessory shoe on the camcorder is
designed only for use with the zoom microphone
supplied with VL-NZ10.
Selecting Zoom Microphone Mode
Mounting the Zoom Microphone
Align the zoom microphone with the
accessory shoe on the camcorder, and
slide it in the direction of the arrow until
it locks into place.
Useful Features
1
2
Turn the screw in the direction of the
arrow to secure the microphone.
Select a Zoom Microphone mode when the
zoom microphone is mounted.
Types of Zoom Microphone modes
AUTO: The camcorder automatically selects
the optimum sound according to the
magnification of the zoom lens. When the
zoom lens is at a wide-angle setting, the
built-in microphone is used to record
sounds. As the zoom magnification
increases, the sounds from the zoom
microphone and built-in microphone are
mixed according to the zoom setting.
TELE: The zoom microphone is fixed to
record sounds at a distance. (The built-in
microphone is turned off.)
OFF: The zoom microphone is turned off.
(The built-in microphone is on.)
1
Mount the zoom microphone to the
camcorder.
2
In TAPE-CAMERA mode, press the
MENU button until the menu screen
appears.
3
Press l or m on the operation button
to select U, then press the SET button.
4
Press l or m to select “ZOOM MIC”,
then press the SET button.
AUD I O S E T
A U D I O MO D E
Z OOM M I C
AU TO
T EL E
W I ND
OF F
R E T U RN
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5
Press l or m to select the desired
zoom microphone mode, then press the
SET button.
• The selected zoom microphone mode is
displayed on the menu screen.
Z OOM M I C
6
AUTO
Press the MENU button to turn off the
menu screen.
When the zoom microphone is active, the zoom
range indicator changes as shown below.
Windbreak
Available mode:
TAPE-CAMERA
The windbreak function allows you to reduce
annoying noise from strong winds when
recording.
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 U, then press the SET button.
3
Press l or m to select “WIND”, then
press the SET button.
AUD I O S E T
A U D I O MO D E
Z OOM M I C
OF F
W I ND
ON
R E T U RN
T ZOOM
3
Note:
• When you set the ZOOM MIC menu item to
“TELE”, the zoom indicator always stays at the
maximum point. Refer to the number to the right
of “ZOOM” for the current magnification.
Press l or m to select “ON”, then press
the SET button.
W I ND
5
ON
Press the MENU button to turn off the
menu screen.
To cancel Windbreak
Select “OFF” in step 4 above.
Note:
• Keep the windbreak function off during normal
recording. If left on, the recorded audio may
sound somewhat muffled when played back.
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Useful Features
4
MI C W
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
AU T O
3 0 min
Note:
• When the x indicator is displayed, the
background will become slightly brighter.
Useful Features
GAMMA/BRIGHTER
button
To cancel Gamma Brightness Compensation
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.
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
3 0 min
GAMMA
AU T O
3 0 min
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Press the GAMMA/BRIGHTER button until
“GAMMA” disappears.
Gain-up
To obtain a brighter picture
Press the GAMMA/BRIGHTER button again.
• The e indicator appears.
Available modes:
TAPE-CAMERA, CARD-CAMERA
GAMMA
AU T O
3 0 min
To cancel the gain-up function
GAMMA/BRIGHTER
button
Press the GAMMA/BRIGHTER button until
“GAMMA” disappears.
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.
In TAPE-CAMERA or CARD-CAMERA mode,
press the GAMMA/BRIGHTER button once.
• “GAMMA” appears, indicating that the gainup function is now working.
L I GH T
AU T O
3 0 min
GAMMA
L I GH T
AU T O
3 0 min
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Useful Features
Note:
• At locations where lighting is adequate, “LIGHT”
will not appear. The gain-up function cannot be
used in this case.
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 56).
• Gain-up will cancel if you aim the camcorder in a
bright location.
Useful features
Camera Recording
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.
Useful Features
MA N U A L S E T
P I C. E F F E C T
S C E N E ME NU
F UL L AU T O
MA N. F O C U S
WH I T E B A L .
E X POSURE
S HU T . S P E E D
QK . R E T U RN
S T AR T
R E T U RN
S T OP
5
QK. RE TURN
S E A RCH
• When the tape reaches the end of the
last recorded scene, “FINISHED” is
displayed, and the camcorder enters
Recording Standby mode.
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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1
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.
6
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 six times the normal playback.
• You may experience picture noise during reverse
edit search.
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
AU T O
1 23 0 min
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.
FADE button
AU T O
2 7 min
Fade out
To cancel Fade mode
Using Fade Mode
Press the FADE button again in Recording
Standby mode.
1
To use Fade Out only
In TAPE-CAMERA mode, press the
FADE button.
• “FADE” is displayed.
F A DE
AU T O
32 0 min
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.
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Useful Features
F A D E OU T
Fade in
Useful Features
Camera Recording
Still Recording
Still Recording Mode
Available mode:
TAPE-CAMERA
Types of Still Recording modes
SNAP: A still picture is recorded for 6
seconds.
STILL: A continuous still image is recorded.
Useful Features
Selecting Still 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.
Types of Still Recording Effects
OFF: A still image recorded without any
effect.
PHOTO SHOT: A still picture is recorded
with the sound and visual effects of a
camera shutter closing.
9 FRAMES: A still picture is recorded at
intervals of 1/8 of a second using a 9frame picture.
16 FRAMES: A still picture is recorded at
intervals of 1/8 of a second using a 16frame picture.
Selecting a still recording effect
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 “SNAP EFF.”,
then press the SET button.
Press l or m to select “PHOTO
SNAP”, then press the SET button.
C AME R A S E T
PHO T O SNA P SNA P
ST I LL
SNAP E F F .
D G T L Z OOM
T APE SPE ED
R E C GU I D E
16 : 9
MO T I O N
R E T URN
4
Available modes:
TAPE-CAMERA, CARD-CAMERA
You can select one of these still recording
effects to record the still images with an effect.
You can record still images of subjects with
normal sound on a tape by selecting one of two
still recording modes.
3
Still Recording Effects
C AME R A S E T
PHO T O SNA P
SNAP E F F .
D G T L Z OOM
T APE SPE ED
R E C GU I D E
16 : 9
MO T I O N
R E T U RN
Press l or m to select the desired still
recording mode, then press the SET
button.
OF F
P H O T O S HO T
9 F RAME S
1 6 F RAME S
PHOTO SNAP S T I L L
5
Press the MENU button to turn off the
menu screen
4
Press l or m to select the desired still
recording effect, then press the SET
button.
SNAP E F F.
5
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9 F R AME S
Press the MENU button to turn off the
menu screen.
Using Still Recording
TAPE-CAMERA mode
1
Set the camcorder to TAPE-CAMERA
mode.
2
Select the still recording mode and
effect.
3
In Recording Standby mode,
press the STILL button fully.
• A still image of the subject is
displayed.
4
Press the REC START/
STOP button.
• The still image of the
subject will be recorded.
• In SNAP mode, the
camcorder returns to Recording
Standby mode after recording a still
image for 6 seconds.
Recording a Still Life
Available modes:
TAPE-CAMERA, CARD-CAMERA
You can record a clearer still life image with this
camcorder.
• 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 Y, then press the SET button.
3
Press l or m to select “MOTION”, then
press the SET button.
To pause recording
Press the REC START/STOP button.
Useful Features
C AME R A S E T
PHO T O SNA P
SNAP E F F .
D G T L Z OOM
T APE SPE ED
R E C GU I D E
16 : 9
ON
MO T I O N
OF F
R E T U RN
To cancel the still image
In SNAP mode, press the STILL button fully
while the camcorder is in Recording Standby
mode.
In STILL mode, press the STILL button fully.
4
CARD-CAMERA mode
5
Press the MENU button to turn off the
menu screen.
6
Follow the steps in “Still Recording”
(beginning on the previous page) to
record still images.
MO T I O N
See page 67.
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.
• You can use PHOTO SHOT without the sound
effect of a camera shutter closing by setting the
SOUND menu item to “OFF” (see page 83).
Press l or m to select “OFF”, then
press the SET button.
OF F
Notes:
• Set MOTION menu item to “ON” after recording
still life images. If left “OFF” and you record a still
image of a moving subject, the image will blur.
• When you set the MOTION menu item to “OFF”
to record a still life image, it is recommended to
attach the camcorder to a tripod to prevent
image shakes.
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Useful Features
Camera Recording
Wide Screen (16:9)
Digital Image Stabilization
(DIS)
Available mode:
TAPE-CAMERA
The wide screen function lets you record
scenes with the wide-screen feel of a movie
shown in a theatre. The top and bottom of the
picture are masked with black bands to
produce an effective screen aspect ratio of
16:9.
Useful Features
Normal 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.
C AME R A S E T
PHO T O SNA P
SNAP E F F .
D G T L Z OOM
T APE SPE ED
R E C GU I D E
OF F
16 : 9
ON
MO T I O N
R E T U RN
Press l or m to select “ON”, then press
the SET button.
16 : 9
5
ON
Press the MENU button to turn off the
menu screen.
• The picture is displayed with the top and
bottom portions masked.
To return to normal screen
Select “OFF” in step 4 above.
Note:
• When still recording with “9 FRAMES” or “16
FRAMES” effect, each frame will display in
normal (not wide) screen.
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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.
Wide screen
1
4
Available modes:
TAPE-CAMERA, CARD-CAMERA
DIS button
Press the DIS button. The z indicator appears,
and the camcorder enters DIS mode.
To return to normal recording mode, press the
DIS button again. The z indicator will disappear.
DIS indicator
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.
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 (only
supplied with VL-NZ10) is useful for such
occasions.
More Information on Self Recording
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
Begin recording.
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Useful Features
1
• Use the remote control (only supplied with VLNZ10) to begin/stop recording.
• 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.
Useful Features
Camera Recording
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.
Useful Features
C AME R A S E T
PHO T O SNA P
SNAP E F F .
D G T L Z OOM
T APE SPE ED SP
LP
R E C GU I D E
16 : 9
MO T I O N
R E T URN
4
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
appears.
AU T O
LP
4 5 min
Long play recording
mode indicator
To return to SP mode
Select “SP” in step 4 above.
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Notes on the use of LP mode
• To record in LP mode, be sure to use a Mini DV
cassette labelled 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.
Selecting the 16-bit Audio
Recording Mode
Turning off the On-screen
Indicators
Available mode:
TAPE-CAMERA
Available modes:
All modes
This camcorder allows you to select between
12-bit and 16-bit audio recording modes. The
camcorder normally records audio in the 12-bit
audio recording mode. For higher-quality audio
recording, select the 16-bit audio recording
mode.
You can turn the on-screen indicators on and
off as you like.
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 U, then press the SET button.
3
Press l or m to select “AUDIO MODE”,
then press the SET button.
AU T O
3 0 min
Press l or m to select “16bit”, then
press the SET button.
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 “OSD”, then
press the SET button.
AUD I O MODE 1 6 bit
5
OTHE RS
OSD
DE F AUL T
S OUND
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
Press the MENU button to turn off the
menu screen.
• The 16-bit audio recording mode
indicator appears.
1 6 bit
4
16-bit audio recording
mode indicator
ON
OF F
Press l or m to select “OFF”, then
press the SET button.
OSD
OF F
To return to 12-bit audio recording
mode
5
Select “12bit” in step 4 above.
Note:
• When you press the GAMMA/BRIGHTER button or
FADE button after setting the OSD menu item to
“OFF”, it automatically returns to “ON”. Perform the
steps above to turn off the indicators again.
Note:
• When using Audio Dubbing with 16-bit audio
recordings, both the dubbed and original sounds
will be recorded in mono (see page 62).
Useful Features
OSD menu “OFF”
• The indicators
do not display,
so you can
monitor the
screen without
disturbing the
view.
AUD I O S E T
A U D I O MO D E 1 2 bit
1 6 bit
Z OOM M I C
W I ND
R E T U RN
4
OSD menu “ON”
• The indicators
display, so you
can continuously
check recording/playback
information.
Press the MENU button to turn off the
menu screen.
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Useful Features
Camera Recording
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
Attaching the Supplied Grip
Handle
Attach the supplied grip handle when you want
to steady the camcorder with your right hand
during recording.
Align the grip handle with the tripod adapter
socket on the bottom of the camcorder, then
rotate as shown below.
Useful Features
Tripod socket
2
Attach tripod to tripod socket.
Note:
• You cannot use the supplied tripod adapter, if
the alignment pin is not retractable.
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Caution:
• Do not pick up the camcorder by the grip
handle, as this may damage the equipment.
Useful Features
Playback
Using the Remote Control
Operating the Remote Control
(Only supplied with VL-NZ10)
Aim the remote control at the remote sensor of
the camcorder, and press the control buttons to
operate.
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.
Turning on the Remote Control
Mode
Available modes:
TAPE-VCR, CARD-VCR
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.
3
Press l or m to select “REMOTE”,
then press the SET button.
OTHE RS
OSD
DE F AUL T
R EMO T E
S OUND
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.
REMOT E
5
ON
OFF
ON
Press the MENU button to turn off the
menu screen.
Approximate operating
range of remote control
SLOW button [p. 43]
TAPE REC START/STOP button [p. 20]
CARD REC button [p. 69]
ZOOM buttons (W/T) [pp. 21, 44]
PLAY button
[p. 23]
STOP button
[p. 23]
PAUSE/STILL
button [p. 24]
FF button [p. 23]
REW button
[p. 23]
T/C (Time Code)
button [p. 59]
DATE button
[p. 45]
Shift buttons [pp. 44, 73]
CARD PLAY/MULTI button [p. 73]
VOLUME +/L buttons [p. 24]
Advance/reverse buttons [p. 43]
Notes:
• 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
1
Remote sensor
5m
Available modes:
All modes
Useful Features
Playback
Tape Playback Functions
with the Remote Control
(Only supplied with VL-NZ10)
Available mode:
TAPE-VCR
You can use the following playback functions
with the remote control. (See page 42 for use of
the remote control.)
SLOW button
PAUSE/STILL button
Useful Features
Advance/reverse
buttons
Reverse Playback
The reverse playback function allows you to
play back video in reverse.
During playback in TAPE-VCR mode,
press the j button.
To return to normal playback, press the PLAY
button (t).
Slow
The slow function allows you to play back
images in slow motion.
During playback in TAPE-VCR mode,
press the SLOW button (f).
To view slow playback in reverse,
press the j button.
To return to normal playback, press the PLAY
button (t).
Note:
• To protect the tape, the camcorder automatically
returns to normal playback if it is left in Slow
mode for more than 10 minutes.
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Frame Advance
The frame advance function allows you to play
back still images frame by frame.
1
During playback in TAPE-VCR
mode, press the PAUSE/STILL
button (g) to pause playback.
2
Press the h (or j) button.
• Each time you press the
button, the picture advances
one frame forward (or
backward).
To return to normal playback, press the PLAY
button (t).
Notes:
• The sound is off during reverse, slow, and frame
advance playback.
• If you use the slow or frame advance function
with the tape recorded in LP mode, the picture
may advance several frames at a time.
• You can take clearer still images by recording
with a fast shutter speed (see page 57).
Playback Zoom with the
Remote Control
• The example screens shown are for TAPEVCR mode.
(Only supplied with VL-NZ10)
1
Available modes:
TAPE-VCR, CARD-VCR
During playback in TAPE-VCR or CARDVCR mode, press the ZOOM T button to
zoom in.
Playback zoom indicator
The playback zoom function allows you to
magnify the playback picture up to 10 times its
original size and shift the magnified picture by
using the remote control. (See page 42 for use
of the remote control.)
ZOOM buttons
A UD I O 1 + 2
2
Press the Shift q, w, a, or s button to
shift the displayed image.
Useful Features
A UD I O 1 + 2
Shift buttons
To cancel Playback Zoom
Press the ZOOM W button, which zooms out to
the widest angle.
Notes:
• Use of Playback Zoom may cause a reduction in
picture quality for still images.
• Images in Playback Zoom mode cannot be
transferred via DV or PC connecting cable to a
personal computer.
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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 for this feature are for
TAPE-CAMERA mode.
1
Hold down the Lock button and set the
Power switch to CAMERA or VCR.
2
Press the MENU button until the menu
screen appears.
3
Press l or m on the operation button
to select P, then press the SET button.
4
Press l or m to select “DISPLAY”, then
press the SET button.
CLOCK SE T
D I SPLAY
A RE A
S UMR T I M E
S E T T I NG
12H / 24H
R E T UR N
5
Press l or m to select “DATE” or
“DATEHTIME”, then press the SET
button.
D I SPL AY
6
OF F
DA T E
D A T E + T I ME
DA T E + T I ME
Press the MENU button to turn off the
menu screen.
• The date (or the date and time) is
displayed.
2.
AU T O
45
6. 2002
10 : 30
3 0 min
Notes:
• The date (or date and time) appears when the
OSD menu item is set to “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.
• You can also press the DATE button on the
remote control (only supplied with VL-NZ10) to
display the date (or date and time).
Gamma Playback
To cancel Gamma Playback
Press the GAMMA/BRIGHTER button until
“GAMMA1” and “GAMMA2” disappear.
Available mode:
TAPE-VCR
Note:
• Gamma Playback has no effect during still
playback.
GAMMA/BRIGHTER
button
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.
Useful Features
During playback in TAPE-VCR mode, press the
GAMMA/BRIGHTER button once.
• “GAMMA1” appears, and the picture
becomes brighter.
GAMMA 1
A UD I O 1 + 2
To obtain a brighter picture, press the GAMMA/
BRIGHTER button again.
• “GAMMA2” appears.
GAMMA 2
A UD I O 1 + 2
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Useful Features
Playback
Multiple Strobe Playback
Available mode:
TAPE-VCR
MENU button
STILL button
6
Press the MENU button to turn off the
menu screen, then begin playback.
7
Press the STILL button fully
at the point where you want
to begin the multiple strobe
playback.
• A multi-frame picture of the
image is displayed.
To cancel Multiple Strobe Playback
SET
button
Press the STILL button fully again.
Useful Features
Operation button
The multiple strobe playback function can be
used to capture the action of a fast-moving
subject at intervals of 1/8 of a second using a
9- or 16-frame picture. This is useful when you
want to check your form in sports such as
tennis or golf.
1
2
Remove the card from the camcorder.
3
Press l or m on the operation button
to select V, then press the SET button.
4
Press l or m to select “MULTI
FRAME”, then press the SET button.
In TAPE-VCR mode, press the MENU
button until the menu screen appears.
P L AY BACK SE T
P I C. E F F E C T
MULTI F RAME O F F
9 F RAME S
A U D I O DU B
1 6 F RAME S
AUD I O
MO T I O N
PB E F F ECT
R E T U RN
5
Press l or m to select “9 FRAMES” (9frame picture) or “16 FRAMES” (16frame picture), then press the SET
button.
MULTI FRAME 1 6 FRAMES
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Notes:
• Multiple Strobe Playback cannot be used
during video search, still, slow or reverse
playback.
• When a card is loaded, the multi-frame picture is
recorded on the card (see page 48).
5
Copying an Image from
Tape to Card
Press the STILL button fully to copy the
image to the card.
• The S indicator flashes red while the
image is copied.
Available mode:
TAPE-VCR
CARD
You can capture your favourite 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
Select the frame number of the image
(see page 47).
MULTI F RAME OF F
4
Note:
• To capture clearer still images of still life picture,
set the MOTION menu item to “OFF”.
P L AY BACK SE T
P I C. E F F E C T
MULTI F RAME
A U D I O DU B
AUD I O
ON
MO T I O N
OF F
PB E F F ECT
R E T U RN
Useful Features
OFF: 1-frame picture
9 FRAMES: 9-frame picture
16 FRAMES: 16-frame picture
A UD I O 1 + 2
Hold the STILL button half-way down at
the point where the desired image
appears.
• A still picture of the image is displayed.
A UD I O 1 + 2
Note:
• To cancel the still picture, release the STILL
button.
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Useful Features
Playback
Playback Effects
Available mode:
TAPE-VCR
Use Playback effects to create an interesting
scene transition between a still image and the
following image during playback.
Types of Playback Effects
Using Playback Effect
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 V, then press the SET button.
3
Press l or m to select “PB EFFECT”,
then press the SET button.
P L AY BACK SE T
P I C. E F F E C T
MULTI F RAME
A U D I O DU B
AUD I O
MO T I O N
OF F
PB E F F ECT
R E T U RN
OVERLAP
W I PE
OVERLAP: A still image fades out as the
next image fades in, replacing the
previous image. The two scenes momentarily dissolve.
4
Press l or m to select “OVERLAP” or
“WIPE”, then press the SET button.
Useful Features
PB E F F EC T
WIPE: A still image is replaced with the next
image first appearing in the middle of the
screen and gradually expanding to fill the
screen.
WIPE
5
Press the MENU button to turn off the
menu screen.
6
Rewind or fast forward the tape to just
before the position where you want to
use the playback effect, and then begin
playback.
• The still image is replaced with the next
image with the selected playback effect.
To cancel the playback effect
Select “OFF” in step 4 above.
Preparation
Plan the scene transition, and record still
images with the still recording function in TAPECAMERA mode (see pages 35 and 36).
Notes:
• You can use playback effects for a transition
from a still image to a moving image.
• Record images for 6 seconds or longer. An
image recorded for less than 6 seconds may not
dissolve properly.
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Notes:
• Playback effects will cancel if Multiple Strobe
Playback is used thereafter.
• Playback effects cannot be used with
Playback Zoom or Picture Effect Playback.
• Playback effects will cancel if the power source
is interrupted or the Power switch is set to OFF.
• If you record the still images less than six
seconds or if you record the still images on the
tape from CARD in CARD-VCR mode, the
Playback Effect will not work correctly.
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.
Types of Picture Effects
To cancel Picture Effect Playback
Select “OFF” in step 4 above.
Notes:
• Images in Picture Effect Playback mode cannot
be transferred via DV or PC connecting cable to
a personal computer.
• You cannot use Picture Effect Playback with
Multiple Strobe Playback or Slide Show
Playback.
Useful Features
B/W: The picture is displayed in black-andwhite.
SEPIA: The picture is displayed in sepia
colour 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 colours of the image are
inverted.
BLUE: The picture is displayed with the
effect of playback through a blue filter.
• The example screens for this feature 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
MULTI F RAME
A U D I O DU B
AUD I O
MO T I O N
PB E F F ECT
R E T U RN
OF F
B W
SEP I A
SOL AR I
NE GA
BLUE
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Advanced
Advanced FeaturesFeatures
Camera
CameraRecording
Recording
Digital Picture Effects
4
Available modes:
TAPE-CAMERA, CARD-CAMERA
• The selected digital picture effect is
displayed on the menu screen.
These digital picture effects let you record the
subject with a more dramatic effect.
Types of Digital Picture Effects
Advanced Features
B/W: To record in black-and-white.
SEPIA: To record in sepia colour 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
colours of the image are inverted.
BLUE: To record with the effect of recording
through a blue filter.
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.
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Press l or m to select the desired
digital picture effect, then press the SET
button.
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SEP I A
SOL AR I
NEGA
BLUE
P I C. E F F E C T B W
5
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.
Scene Menu (Program AE)
4
Available modes:
TAPE-CAMERA, CARD-CAMERA
Press l or m to select the scene
setting that best fits the recording
situation, then press the SET button.
• The selected scene setting is displayed
on the menu screen.
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.
Types of Scene Settings
SPORT: When you want to record a fastmoving subject.
SUNLIGHT: When the background is very
bright.
DUSK: When you want to faithfully record
the red of the setting sun, and the
surrounding twilight.
PARTY: When the illumination is from a
spotlight or 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.
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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
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Advanced Features
Camera Recording
Manual Focus
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.
Lack of contrast, e.g. snow
scene.
Fast-moving subject.
Background is too bright.
Subject has horizontal stripes.
Subject is being shot through
a dirty or wet window.
Advanced Features
Light reflects off the subject.
Subject has fine, repeated
patterns.
Fast-speed shutter being used
under fluorescent lighting.
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Two subjects at different distances
overlap in the same scene.
Subjects at different distances
appear in the centre of the
scene at the same time.
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 “MAN. FOCUS”,
then press the SET button.
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Press l or m to select “MANUAL”, then
press the SET button to display the
focus setting screen.
FOCUS
5
Adjust the Power Zoom control to frame
the subject as you desire.
6
Press l or m to focus on the subject,
then press the SET button.
o: To focus on a more distant subject
p: To focus on a closer subject
FOCUS
7
Setting the Camcorder to
Full Auto Mode
Available modes:
TAPE-CAMERA, CARD-CAMERA
You can set all manual settings, including
manual focus, white balance, manual exposure
and manual shutter speed, to Full Auto mode in
one operation.
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 “FULL AUTO”,
then press the SET button.
Press the MENU button to turn off the
menu screen.
• “MF” is displayed.
MF
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Manual focus indicator
To return to Auto Focus mode
After performing step 1 to 3 above, press l or
m to select “AUTO”, then press the SET button.
4
Press l or m to select “EXECUTE”,
then press the SET button.
5
Press the MENU button to turn off the
menu screen.
Advanced Features
Notes:
• The camcorder may not be able to focus
correctly if the subject is closer than approximately 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.
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Note:
• You cannot select “FULL AUTO” when no
manual settings are currently in use.
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Advanced Features
Camera Recording
Adjusting White Balance
Available modes:
TAPE-CAMERA, CARD-CAMERA
5
Press the MENU button to turn off the
menu screen.
Locking the White Balance
The colour of the subject on the screen looks
different depending on lighting conditions.
Select a White Balance setting that matches
the lighting conditions.
1
2
Select “LOCK” in step 4 above.
Aim the lens at a white object.
• Adjust the distance of the object so that
the entire screen is white.
Types of White Balance settings
White paper or white cloth
AUTO: Colouring adjusted automatically for
the current lighting condition
LOCK: Fix the setting to the standard
balance (White Balance Lock)
OUTDOOR: For recording outdoors on a
sunny day
INDOOR: For recording indoors with
halogen lamps or incandescent lighting
RETURN: For maintaining the previous
setting
Selecting a White Balance setting
Advanced Features
1
3
• “LOCK” flashes during the locking
procedure.
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 “WHITE BAL.”,
then press the SET button.
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Press the SET button to set the white
balance lock.
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 MENU button to turn off the
menu screen.
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To cancel White Balance setting
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After performing step 1 to 3 in “Selecting a
White Balance setting”, press l or m to select
“AUTO”, then press the SET button.
To return to Full Auto mode
4
Press l or m to select a white balance
setting, then press the SET button.
WH I T E B A L . O U T D O O R
• When selecting “LOCK”, perform the
steps “Locking the White Balance”.
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Set the camcorder to Full Auto mode (see page
54).
Note:
• White Balance setting will cancel if a scene
setting is selected thereafter.
Manual Exposure
4
Available modes:
TAPE-CAMERA, CARD-CAMERA
Press l or m to select “MANUAL”, then
press the SET button to display the
exposure setting screen.
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.
E X POSURE
+5
0
–5
5
Press l or m 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).
E X POSURE
+5
Subject is too bright against background.
• Decrease the exposure level to allow less
light through the lens.
+2
–5
Exposure level
6
Press the SET button.
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 “EXPOSURE”,
then press the SET button.
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Press the MENU button to turn off the
menu screen.
To return to Auto Exposure mode
After performing step 1 to 3 above, press l or
m to select “AUTO”, then press the SET button.
To return to Full Auto mode
Set the camcorder to Full Auto mode (see page
54).
Note:
• Manual Exposure mode will cancel if a scene
setting is selected thereafter.
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Advanced Features
• The selected exposure level is displayed
on the menu screen.
Advanced Features
Camera Recording
Setting the Shutter Speed
5
Available modes:
TAPE-CAMERA, CARD-CAMERA
• You can select 17 speeds from 1/25 sec.
(“25”) (slowest shutter speed) to 1/
10,000 sec. (“10000”) (fastest shutter
speed).
The shutter speed is preset to auto mode,
which automatically selects the optimal shutter
speed for the ambient light. However, depending on the subject or situation, you may want to
set the shutter speed manually to create a
high-quality picture.
1
Shutter speed
S HUT . SP E E D
10000
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 “SHUT.
SPEED”, then press the SET button.
2000
25
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Press l or m to select the desired
shutter speed, then press the SET
button.
• The selected shutter speed is displayed
on the menu screen.
Press l or m to select “MANUAL”, then
press the SET button to display the
shutter speed setting screen.
6
Press the MENU button to turn off the
menu screen.
To return to Auto Shutter Speed mode
S HUT . SP E E D
10000
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After performing step 1 to 3 above, press l or
m to select “AUTO”, then press the SET button.
50
To return to Full Auto mode
25
Set the camcorder to Full Auto mode (see page
54).
Recommended Shutter Speeds
The faster the shutter speed, the darker the
picture becomes. Select the most appropriate
shutter speed for the ambient light.
Situation
Recommended
shutter speed
• Recording sports action in
bright daylight.
• Recording in bright daylight
at a ski resort.
1/10,000 sec.
l
1/1,000 sec.
• Recording outdoor sports
on a partially cloudy day.
• Recording an outside
scene through a car
window (when you want to
minimize blur caused by
the camera shaking).
1/1,000 sec.
l
1/250 sec.
• When you want to reduce
the light by half. Use as a
substitute for an ND2 filter.
1/120 sec.
• Recording in a poorlyilluminated location.
• When you want to create
artistic trailing images of
fast-moving subjects.
1/25 sec.
Notes:
• Recording with a shutter speed faster than 1/50
sec. tends to darken the picture. Record in
bright locations when you use a fast shutter
speed.
• Using a fast shutter speed under fluorescent
lighting will cause flickering in the picture and
possibly periodic colour shifts.
• When selecting 1/25 sec. shutter speed, you
may get a shadow image behind a subject that
is moving around a lot.
• The manual shutter speed setting will cancel
if a scene setting is selected or gain-up
function is used thereafter.
Advanced Features
Tips on Using the Manual Shutter
Speed
• Fast shutter speeds can be used with the still
recording functions (see pages 35, 36 and
67) to record higher quality still images of
fast-moving subjects.
• If the on-screen picture flickers when
recording under fluorescent lighting, you may
be able to compensate by setting the shutter
speed to 1/120 sec.
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Advanced
Advanced FeaturesFeatures
Playback
Playback
Using the Time Code
5
• The time code appears.
Available modes:
TAPE-VCR, TAPE-CAMERA
TC 0 : 0 5 : 3 5
The time code shows the hour, minute and
second of recording, and the frame number
(1 frame = approx. 1/25 sec.). This is automatically recorded along with the subject when you
are recording on the tape. You can display the
time code on the screen as an accurate
counter in both TAPE-VCR and TAPE-CAMERA
modes.
Display format
TC0 00 10 20
Frame number*
Second
* Displayed during still or
Minute
frame advance playback.
Hour
Advanced Features
Press the MENU button to turn off the
menu screen.
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Time code
To turn off the time code
Select “DISP. OFF” in step 4 above.
Notes:
• The time code appears when the OSD menu
item is set to “ON”.
• When the tape reaches an unrecorded section,
the time code returns to zero (TC0:00:00). Once
recorded, the time code cannot be changed.
• You can also press the T/C (Time Code) button
on the remote control (only supplied with VLNZ10) to display the time code.
• The example screens shown are for TAPE-VCR
mode.
Displaying the time code on a TV
during playback
1
During playback or camera recording in
TAPE modes, press the MENU button
until the menu screen appears.
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.
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.
3
Press l or m to select “TC OUT”, then
press the SET button.
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D I S P. OF F
D I S P . ON
Press l or m to select “DISP. ON”, then
press the SET button.
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5
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Press l or m to select “ON”, then press
the SET button.
T C OU T
D I SP. ON
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 59). 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/S-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
Black: To S-video input socket
Yellow: To video input jack
White: To audio input (L) jack
Red: To audio input (R) jack
Audio/video/S-video cable (supplied)
Playback
To stop editing
: The arrow shows the signal flow.
Notes:
• If your VCR has a 21-pin Euro-SCART connector,
use the RCA/21-pin Euro-SCART conversion
connector (QSOCZ0033TAZZ).
Notes:
• Some of the transitions between edited
sequences may be slightly off.
• There may be picture noise during video search
or still playback. This does not imply a defect in
the camcorder.
• The time code display will be recorded along
with the edited sequences if the TC OUT item is
set to “ON”. Set to “OFF” before editing (see
page 59).
21-pin Euro-SCART on VCR
0
VIDEO
Video
AUDIO
AUDIO
(L/MONO)
(R)
RCA/21-pin Euro-SCART
conversion connector
(QSOCZ0033TAZZ)
Audio R
Audio L
• 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.
• If your VCR has an S-video input socket, you do
not need to connect the yellow video plug.
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Advanced Features
Press l on the camcorder and press the Stop
button on the VCR.
To AVLS terminal
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 the
supplied DV cable. The DV cable is able to
transfer all dubbing signals including video
and audio.
To Record from Video Equipment
(VL-NZ10 only)
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
Press the REC START/STOP button on
the camcorder.
• The camcorder enters Recording
Standby mode.
To Record to Video Equipment
See “Cutting Unwanted Sequences” on page
60, using the video equipment as the recording
source.
4
Note:
• Make sure that the video equipment to which
you are recording can input dubbing signals via
the DV terminal.
To stop recording
Advanced Features
To DV terminal
DV cable (supplied)
To DV terminal
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Video equipment
with DV terminal
(e.g. DV camcorder)
Press m on the Operation button to
begin recording.
Press l on the Operation button.
Cutting Unwanted Sequences (VLNZ10 only)
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 87).
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
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
Notes:
• Audio dubbing does not function through the DV
terminal.
• You cannot use the zoom microphone to record
narration.
• You cannot use audio dubbing with recordings
made in LP mode.
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
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Advanced Features
Note:
• You can select the 12-bit or 16-bit audio
recording mode by performing the procedure on
page 40.
Advanced Features
Playback
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.
To cancel audio dubbing
Press the MENU button until the menu
screen appears.
• The audio dubbing screen appears.
P L AY BACK SE T
P I C. E F F E C T
MULTI F RAME
A U D I O DU B
E XECUT E
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MO T I O N
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A UD I O D U B
A UD I O 1 + 2
START
STOP
6
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Press the SET button to begin audio
dubbing. Record your narration.
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
“Selecting the Audio Playback Mode” on next
page).
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.
P L AY BACK SE T
P I C. E F F E C T
MULTI F RAME
A U D I O DU B
1+2
AUD I O
MO T I O N
1
2
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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.
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 displays.
Audio playback mode indicator
A UD I O 1 + 2
Advanced Features
Note:
• The audio playback mode indicator, “AUDIO”,
displays in different colours 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.
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Advanced Features
Playback
Configuring Software for
PC Connection
This camcorder can transfer still playback
images in TAPE-VCR mode or still images in
TAPE-CAMERA and CARD modes to a
personal computer by using the Video Capture
Software (only supplied with VL-NZ10).
Connecting the camcorder to a
Personal Computer
1
2
Turn off the camcorder and PC.
Connect the camcorder as shown below.
• Before connecting the camcorder to the
PC, make sure that the PC power is off
to insure that images are transferred
properly.
System Requirements
• IBM PC/AT or compatible with Intelb Pentiumb
133 MHz or faster processor
• Microsoft Windowsb 95B, Windowsb 95C,
Windowsb 98, Windowsb 98 Second Edition,
Windowsb 2000 Professional*, or Windowsb Me
operating system
• 32 MB or more of RAM
• 9 MB minimum of available hard-disk space
• SVGA (800 K 600 pixels) colour display monitor
with 16-bit colour or higher
• CD-ROM drive (for installation)
• RS-232C serial port
• Mouse or other pointing device
To RS-232C port
(D-sub 9-pin port)
PC connecting cable
(only supplied with VL-NZ10)
* In the Windowsb 2000 Professional environment,
only the system administrator has installation
access rights.
Advanced Features
Installing the Software
1
2
Turn on the PC and start up Windows.
3
4
5
6
Double click on the “My Computer” icon.
7
Restart the PC.
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Insert the CD-ROM of the Video Capture
Software into the CD-ROM drive.
Double click on the CD-ROM drive icon.
Double click on the “Setup.exe” file.
Follow the instructions as they appear
on the PC monitor until the installation is
complete.
To PC connection jack
3
Turn on the PC, then turn on the
camcorder in the desired camcorder
mode.
Notes:
• It is recommended to use the AC adapter/battery
charger as a power source for extended periods
of use.
• Images with the following functions cannot be
transferred to a personal computer.
— TAPE-VCR/CARD-VCR mode: Picture Effect
Playback
— TAPE-CAMERA/CARD-CAMERA mode: Digital
Picture Effects
• Using a commercially available PC card adapter,
it is possible to directly transfer still images on a
card to a PC (see page 79).
• To edit still images transferred with the Video
Capture Software, use a commercially available
image editing software.
Using the Software
6
For tips on how to use the Video Capture
Software, refer to the operation manual located
on the CD-ROM in PDF format. Follow the steps
below to open the PDF file containing the
manual.
Follow the instructions as they appear
on the PC monitor until the installation is
complete.
7
Restart the PC.
Note:
• For the latest product information, be sure to
read the “Readme” text file located in the
“Readme” folder of the Video Capture Software
CD-ROM. Select the “Readme” text file you
prefer. The letters between “Readme” and “.txt”
define the language; for example, “en” in
“Readmeen.txt” stands for English, etc.
Installing Adobe Acrobat Reader
Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.0 or later is required
for viewing the PDF manual of the Video
Capture Software. If the Adobe Acrobat Reader
is not installed on your PC, perform steps
below to install one.
Insert the CD-ROM of the Video Capture
Software into the CD-ROM drive.
2
3
4
5
Double click on the “My Computer” icon.
Double click on the CD-ROM drive icon.
Double click on the “Acroread” folder.
Double click on the desired language
version.
Language
1
Insert the CD-ROM of the Video Capture
Software into the CD-ROM drive.
2
3
4
Double click on the “My Computer” icon.
5
Double click on the PDF file of the
desired language version.
ar40chs.exe
Chinese, Traditional
ar405cht.exe
Dutch
ar405dut.exe
English
ar405eng.exe
French
ar405fre.exe
German
ar405deu.exe
Italian
ar405ita.exe
Korean
ar405kor.exe
Portuguese
ar405por.exe
Spanish, Castilian
ar405esl.exe
Swedish
ar405swe.exe
Double click on the “Manual” folder.
• Adobe Acrobat Reader launches and
the selected PDF manual opens.
Note:
• If the PDF file does not open, Adobe Acrobat
Reader may not be properly installed. Refer to
the steps of “Installing Adobe Acrobat Reader”
to check the installation procedure.
Printing the PDF Manual
Print out the PDF manual so that you can
consult it whenever necessary.
1
2
File name
Chinese, Simplified
Double click on the CD-ROM drive icon.
Open the PDF manual.
Select “Print” in the “File” menu.
Note:
• The menu expressions such as “Print” and
“File” may vary according to the language
version of Adobe Acrobat Reader installed
on the PC.
3
Select your print settings, then click
“OK”.
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Advanced Features
1
Opening the PDF Manual
Digital
Still Features
Camera Features
Digital Still Camera
Card
Recording
Camera
Recording
Card Recording
Available mode:
CARD-CAMERA
6
Adjust the Power Zoom control to frame
the subject as you desire.
7
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.
Power Zoom control
STILL button
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NORMAL
• If selecting “9 FRAMES” or “16
FRAMES” in step 5 above, the
camcorder does not lock the focus.
8
Media Selection switch
Press the STILL button fully to begin
recording.
Power switch
CARD
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.
AU T O
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
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AU T O
Perform the steps in “Selecting a still
recording effect” to select a still recording effect (see page 35).
• 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 7 and 8.
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 colour hue in the
image.
• Set the SOUND menu item to “OFF” to turn off
the focus locking sound.
• To capture clearer still images of still life picture,
set the MOTION menu item to “OFF” (see page
36).
Caution:
• Do not turn the power off while the S indicator
is flashing in step 8.
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
C AME R A S E T
NORMA L
R E C MO D E
S E L F T I ME R E C O N OMY
SNAP E F F .
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D G T L Z OOM
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Types of picture quality settings
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 card supplied with
VL-NZ10
Picture quality
setting
Approx. number of
images
4
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
displays.
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E C ON OMY
100
ECONOMY
180
Picture quality indicator
FINE
60
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.
Note:
• The number of recordable images differs
depending on the combination of picture quality
settings used and the images shot.
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Features
NORMAL
Digital Still Camera Features
Card Recording
4
Recording with the Selftimer
Press the STILL button fully to set the
timer.
• The self-timer operating indicator flashes
while the timer counts down.
Available mode:
CARD-CAMERA
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.
2
Press l or m on the operation button
to select Y, 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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Digital Still Camera
Features
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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
OTHE RS
OSD
DE F AUL T
F ORMA T
S OU N D
D E MO MOD E
L ANG U AG E
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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 and 79).
• 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.
E X ECUTE
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 card supplied with VL-NZ10 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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Camera Features
Digital Still Camera
Playback
Playback
Card Playback
Note:
• Holding down j or k increases the speed
of motion of the selection frame.
Available mode:
CARD-VCR
4
Press the MULTI button.
• The selected image is displayed in fullscreen.
You can play back and view still images
recorded on a card on the LCD monitor.
Image file name
Operation button
Media Selection switch
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Picture quality indicator
Playback image number/
number of recordings
MULTI button
• You can also press the SET button to
display the image in full-screen.
Power switch
1
2
Set the Media Selection
switch to CARD.
Available Operations during Fullscreen Display
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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Lock button
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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.
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9
10
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• 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
you set the OSD menu item to “ON” to display
the image number.
• To return to a thumbnail of the images, press
the MULTI 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.
6
Press the MENU button to display a
thumbnail of images.
To cancel the protection setting
1
2
3
4
5
6
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.
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2
3
4
5
6
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4
Press j, k, l or m to select the
image for delete protection.
3
2
3
4
5
6
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Press the MENU button to display a
thumbnail of images.
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• If you want to protect another image,
repeat steps 4 and 5.
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Note:
• Formatting a card erases all stored images,
including delete-protected images.
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Digital Still Camera Features
Playback
Deleting Stored Images
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.
1
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
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Press l or m to select “ONE IMAGE”,
then press the SET button.
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2
3
4
5
6
DE LET E
N O RMA L
5
Press j, k, l or m to select the
image to be deleted.
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2
3
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5
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• If you want to delete another image,
repeat steps 5 to 7.
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Features
• To cancel deletion, press l or m to
select “NO”, then press the SET button.
Press the MENU button to display a
thumbnail of images.
Note:
• The protected images cannot be deleted.
Cancel the protection setting to delete the image
(see page 72).
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.
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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 72), 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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4
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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.
Notes:
• The protected images cannot be deleted.
Cancel the protection setting to delete the image
(see page 72).
• 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.
Caution:
• Do not turn the power off while deleting images.
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Playback
5
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.
1
2
Press l or m to select “SLIDE SHOW”,
then press the SET button.
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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.
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2
3
4
5
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4
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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 MULTI
button to display a thumbnail of images.
To stop Slide Show Playback
Digital Still Camera
Features
During slide show playback, press the MENU
button twice, then press the MULTI button to
display a thumbnail of images.
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5
Copying an Image from
Card to Tape
Press the REC START/STOP button.
• The camcorder enters Recording
Standby mode.
Available mode:
CARD-VCR
Use the procedure below to select still images
recorded on a card and insert them in a tape.
1
Insert the recorded card and a Mini DV
cassette into the camcorder.
2
Set the camcorder to TAPE-VCR mode,
then locate where you want to insert an
image on the tape.
3
4
Set the camcorder to CARD-VCR mode.
Press j, k, l or m to select the
desired image, then press the MULTI
button.
REC
CANCE L
6
Press l or m to select “REC”, then
press the SET button to begin copying
the image to the tape.
7
8
Press the SET button to stop copying.
Press l or m to select “CANCEL”, then
press the SET button to cancel Recording Standby mode.
• The selected image is displayed in fullscreen.
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2
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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.
6
4
5
6
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 “PRI. ORDER”,
then press the SET button.
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2
3
4
5
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1
Number of printouts
7
Press the SET button to set the print
order.
• The M indicator appears.
M indicator
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Press l or m to select “PRI. SELECT”,
then press the SET button to display a
thumbnail of the recorded images.
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• 1 through 99 can be set for the number
of printouts.
Assigning Print Order to an Image
Digital Still Camera
Features
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.
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4
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• If you want to assign another print order,
repeat steps 5 to 7.
8
Press the MENU button to display a
thumbnail of images.
To cancel the print order for an image
Assigning Print Order to All Images
1
Select the image for cancelling out of
print order in step 5 above, then press
the SET button.
1
Perform steps 1 to 3 in “Assigning Print
Order to an Image”.
2
Press l to select “0”, then press the
SET button.
2
Press l or m to select “PRI. ALL”, then
press the SET button.
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• The M indicator disappears.
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P
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To cancel the print order for all images
3
Press the MENU button to display a
thumbnail of 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.
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2
3
4
5
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P I C. E F F E C T
S L I D E S HOW
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P RO T E C T
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Digital Still Camera Features
Playback
Transferring Data on Card
to Computer
Using a PC Card Adapter
(Commercially Available)
Using a commercially available PC card
adapter for each card type, you can transfer
still images directly from a card to a computer.
Image Folders and File Names
Still images recorded using the camcorder are
stored on a card as shown below.
To PC card slot
PC card adapter
DCIM • • • • • • Folder of still image files
100SHARP
Sub-folder of still
images
Serial number
(100 to 999)
DVC00001.JPG
Digital Still Camera
Features
DVC00002.JPG
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Still image
Notes:
• For details, see the operation manuals of the
computer and PC card adapter.
• If you copy any data incompatible with this
camcorder to the card, the camcorder will not be
able to recognize it.
Appendix
Picture/Backlight
Adjustments
Adjusting the Backlight
Available modes:
All modes
If the picture is difficult to see due to ambient
light or other factors, adjust the monitor picture
settings.
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.
LCD SE T
BA CK L I GHT
L C D B R I GH T
L C D C O L O UR
R E T U RN
• The example screens shown are for TAPECAMERA mode.
AUTO
NO RMA L
B R I GH T
OF F
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 O L OU R
R E T U RN
3
Press l or m to select “LCD BRIGHT”
or “LCD COLOUR”, then press the SET
button.
4
Press l or m to adjust the item to the
desired setting.
LCD BR I GHT
Darker
LCD COL OUR
Decrease
5
Brighter
BACKL I GHT
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 CARDCAMERA 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 any button on the camcorder in
CAMERA modes, or press any button other
than operation button and Volume control in
VCR modes.
5
Increase
Press l or m to select “AUTO”,
“NORMAL”, “BRIGHT” or “OFF”, then
press the SET button.
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 colour, the picture on the
LCD monitor may differ from the picture actually
recorded. Do not change the colour setting
unless necessary. (This adjustment only affects
the monitor picture, not the recorded image.)
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3
World Clock
Press l or m to select “AREA”, then
press the SET button.
Available modes:
TAPE-CAMERA, CARD-CAMERA
CLOCK SE T
D I SPLAY
A RE A
S UMR T I M E
S E T T I NG
12H / 24H
R E T UR N
The world clock function allows you to easily
adjust the clock to the local time when you use
the camcorder while travelling anywhere
around the world.
• Set the area, date and time for your local time
zone if not already set (see page 16).
Example: Changing the clock from Paris time
to London time.
1
2
4
2 PA R I S
Press l or m to select “1 LONDON”,
then press the SET button.
• The camcorder is now set to London
time.
In TAPE-CAMERA or CARD-CAMERA
mode, press the MENU button until the
menu screen appears.
1 LONDON
ARE A
5
Press l or m on the operation button
to select P, then press the SET button.
Press the MENU button to turn off the
menu screen.
Time Zone Chart
ANCHRGE
LONDON
MOSCOW
PARIS
CHICAGO
AZORES
NEW YORK
L. A.
DENVER
CAIRO
DUBAI
KARACHI
HAWAII
DACCA
HNGKNG
TOKYO
BANGKOK
CARACAS
FN ISL.
SOLOMON
SAMOA
RIO
SYDNEY
WLLNGTN
120˚
150˚
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Area
number
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14
15
16
17
90˚
18
19
60˚
20
21
30˚
22
23
0˚
24
1
30˚
2
3
60˚
4
5
90˚
6
7
120˚
8
9
150˚
10
11
180˚
12
13
Area Table
Area number
Area name
1
LONDON
2
PARIS
Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Portugal, CST (Continental Standard Time), Tunisia
3
CAIRO
Egypt, Finland, Greece, Turkey
4
MOSCOW
5
DUBAI
6
KARACHI
7
DACCA
8
BANGKOK
Cambodia, Indonesia (Jakarta), Thailand, Vietnam
9
HNGKNG
Australia (Perth), China, Hong Kong, Indonesia (Borneo, Bali), Malaysia,
Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan
10
TOKYO
Japan, Korea
11
SYDNEY
Australia (Sydney)
12
SOLOMON
New Caledonia
13
WLLNGTN
Fiji, New Zealand
14
SAMOA
Western Samoa
15
HAWAII
U.S.A. (Hawaii), Tahiti, HST (Hawaii Standard Time)
16
ANCHRGE
17
L.A.
18
DENVER
19
CHICAGO
Mexico (Mexico City), U.S.A. (Chicago), CST (Central Standard Time)
20
NEW YORK
Canada (Montreal), Jamaica, Peru, U.S.A. (New York, Washington D.C.),
EST (Eastern Standard Time)
21
CARACAS
Chile, Dominican Republic, Venezuela
22
RIO
23
FN ISL.
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AZORES
Countries or areas*
England, Morocco, GMT (Greenwich mean time)
Ethiopia, Iraq, Kenya, Mauritius, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Russia
(Moscow)
United Arab Emirates
Maldives, Pakistan
Bangladesh, India, Myanmar
U.S.A. (Alaska), AST (Alaska Standard Time)
U.S.A. (Los Angeles, San Francisco), PST (Pacific Standard Time)
U.S.A. (Denver), MST (Mountain Standard Time)
Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay
Appendix
Fernando de Noronha
Azores Islands
*These are commonly used names. Official names may vary.
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Appendix
Selecting Summer Time
Available modes:
TAPE-CAMERA, CARD-CAMERA
Perform the procedure below to advance the
clock of the camcorder one hour to summer
time.
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 P, then press the SET button.
3
Press l or m to select “SUMR TIME”,
then press the SET button.
CLOCK SE T
D I SPLAY
A RE A
S UMR T I ME
S E T T I NG
12H / 24H
R E T UR N
4
OF F
ON
Press l or m to select “ON”, then press
the SET button.
Setting the Confirmation
Sounds
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
change the type of sound or to turn off the
confirmation sounds altogether.
Types of Confirmation Sound
Settings
CHIME: Chiming sound
BEEP: Electronic beeping sound
OFF: No confirmation sound
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 “SOUND”, then
press the SET button.
• The time automatically changes to
summer time.
SUMR TIME
5
OTHE RS
OSD
DE F AUL T
S OUND
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
ON
Press the MENU button to turn off the
menu screen.
C H I ME
BEEP
OF F
• The Q indicator appears when the date/
time is displayed.
To reset to standard time
4
Select “OFF” in step 4 above.
Press l or m to select the desired
sound setting, then press the SET
button.
SOUND
5
BE E P
Press the MENU button to turn off the
menu screen.
Appendix
Note:
• If you select “OFF”, the sounds will turn off
including:
— Shutter closing sound in PHOTO SHOT mode
and CARD-CAMERA mode
— Focus confirmation sound in CARD-CAMERA
mode
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Setting the Camcorder to
Factory Presettings
Available modes:
All modes
You can set the camcorder to the factory
presettings in one operation.
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 “DEFAULT”,
then press the SET button.
OTHE RS
OSD
DE F AUL T
S OUND
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
E X E CU T E
D E F AU L T
R E T U RN T O
F A C T OR Y P R E S E T T I NGS .
NO
YES
4
Press l or m to select “YES”, then
press the SET button.
• To cancel, press l or m to select “NO”,
then press the SET button.
5
Press the MENU button to turn off the
menu screen.
Note:
• Even when you perform the steps above, the onscreen display language setting and clock
setting maintain the memory.
Appendix
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Appendix
Useful Information
Hints for Better Shooting
• Position the subject in the centre of the
scene. When using auto focus, whatever is in
the centre 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 31 and 56).
100,000
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Clear day at noon (100,000)
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1,000
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Cloudy day, one hour after sunrise (2,000)
Clear day, one hour before sunset (1,000)
Fluorescent light near window (1,000)
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Factory floor (700–800)
Sales counter in department store (500–700)
Bowling alley (500)
Library (400–500)
Office with fluorescent lighting (400–500)
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Fluorescent desk lamp (400)
Flashlight at 1 m (250)
Shop stairway (100)
100
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During intermission at movie theatre (15–35)
Cigarette lighter at 30 cm (15–20)
Candles on birthday cake at 20 cm (10–15)
Backlighting
Note:
• It may take longer to focus when zooming and
panning are used frequently.
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10,000
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• 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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Clear day at 3 pm (35,000)
Cloudy day at noon (32,000)
Cloudy day at 10 am (25,000)
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Light from behind
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Clear day at 10 am (65,000)
Optimal lighting range
Position the subject in Focus manually when you
the centre.
need to position the
subject off centre (see
pages 53 and 54).
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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.
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 32 mm long and
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 (commercially available) and a MultiMediaCard (only
supplied with VL-NZ10) 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
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.
Note:
• This camcorder is verified to work with the
following card types and capacities.
C SD Memory Card: 128 MB or less
C MultiMediaCard: 64 MB or less
Appendix
This product incorporates copyright
protection technology that is protected by
method claims of certain U.S. patents and
other intellectual property rights owned by
Macrovision Corporation and other rights
owners. Use of this copyright protection
technology must be authorized by
Macrovision Corporation, and is intended
for home and other limited viewing uses
only unless otherwise authorized by
Macrovision Corporation. Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited.
• 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.
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Appendix
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
Appendix
Precautions when using a Mini DV
cassette
• Be sure to use only Mini DV cassettes with the
i mark.
• This camcorder can record and play back
using Mini DV cassettes with cassette
memory, but it cannot record or play back this
memory.
• To record in LP mode, use a Mini DV cassette
labelled for use with LP mode.
• Do not insert anything into the holes on the
bottom of the Mini DV cassette or block them
in any way.
• Avoid placing the Mini DV cassette in an area
conducive to dust or mold.
• Do not place the Mini DV cassette near
magnetic sources such as electric clocks or
magnetic devices as this may adversely
affect recorded material.
• When a previously recorded Mini DV cassette
is used again for recording, the previously
recorded material will be automatically
erased.
• The Mini DV cassette will not operate if
inserted in the wrong direction.
• Do not repeatedly insert and eject the Mini DV
cassette without running the tape as this may
cause uneven tape winding and damage the
tape.
• Do not place the Mini DV cassette in direct
sunlight, near strong heat sources, or in areas
with excessive steam.
• Store the Mini DV cassette in its case and
stand it in an upright position.
• If the tape is not properly wound, rewind the
tape.
• Do not drop the Mini DV cassette or subject it
to excessive shocks.
To record over a previously recorded tape,
slide the protect tab to the “REC” position.
Copyright Protection (VL-NZ10
Only)
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.
COPYR I GHT
PROT E CT E D .
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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.
Do not use or store the MultiMediaCard
in the following kinds of environment:
• 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.
Appendix
• 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
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Appendix
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.
Protecting your data
Back view
Memo space
Appendix
• The AC adapter/battery charger may interfere
with reception if used near a radio.
• Prevent flammables, liquids, and metal
objects from entering the adapter/charger.
• The adapter/charger is a sealed unit. Do not
attempt to open or modify it.
• Do not damage, drop, or subject the adapter/
charger to vibration.
• Do not leave the adapter/charger in direct
sunlight.
• Avoid using the adapter/charger in humid or
extremely hot places.
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 centre or your
dealer for further advice.
Battery Pack
This camcorder uses a lithium-ion type battery
pack.
Charging
Write-protect switch
• Set the write-protect switch to “LOCK”. Set
the switch to the unlocked side when you
want to record or edit the card again.
• Use an oil-based felt-tipped pen to write in
the memo space. Do not use a pencil or
ballpoint pen as these may damage the card
or destroy the data on the card.
• 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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AC Adapter/Battery Charger
• 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 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
Storage
• To conserve battery power, be sure to turn off
the camcorder power when not in use.
• Battery consumption may vary depending on
the condition of use. Recording with many
starts and stops, frequent zooming, and
recording in low temperatures will shorten
actual recording times.
• Use of a weak battery pack may cause loss
of power while operating the camcorder. Use
a fully charged battery pack to protect both
the battery pack and the unit.
• It is recommended that you have enough
battery packs on hand to handle two or three
times your estimated recording time. See
page 20 for the approximate times of actual
recording for the battery packs.
Battery power is consumed even when the
camcorder power is turned off. If you are not
going to use your camcorder immediately,
remove the battery pack (see page 10).
• 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.
Note:
• Use only SHARP BT-L225 or BT-L445 battery
packs. These are designed specifically for use
with this camcorder.
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
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.
Extending battery pack life
Even when the battery pack is not used, the
capacity of the battery pack will naturally
deteriorate over time. To limit the deterioration of
the capacity, it is recommended to perform the
following procedure at least once every six
months:
1 Charge the battery pack until the CHARGE
indicator of the charger turns off.
2 Attach the battery pack to the camcorder, and
set the Power switch to CAMERA without
inserting a cassette. Allow the battery power to
fully discharge by leaving it on the camcorder
until the camcorder power automatically turns
off.
3 Remove the battery pack and store it between
10°C and 20°C.
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.
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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.
Appendix
Cleaning
• Many plastic parts are used in the camcorder
casing. Do not use thinner, benzene or other
strong chemical cleaners. These may cause
discolouration 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/battery charger or connecting the
camcorder to a TV.
AC Adapter/Battery Charger
(Supplied Accessory)
The supplied AC adapter/battery charger is
compatible with 50 Hz and 60 Hz electrical
systems in the range of 110 V to 240 V AC.
Television Signal Standards
Appendix
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 PAL system
compatible. PAL is used in the following areas:
Germany, Great Britain, Sweden, Denmark,
Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Spain,
Holland, Finland, Portugal, Norway,
Hong Kong, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand,
Singapore, Kuwait, China, etc.
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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.
Cancelling 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.
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Note:
• The demonstration is only displayed in English.
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.
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5
Press l or m to select “OFF”, then
press the SET button.
DEMO MODE
5
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.
Press l or m to select “ON”, then press
the SET button.
DEMO MODE
6
OFF
ON
4
OFF
ON
ON
Set the Power switch to OFF, then hold
down the Lock button and set the Power
switch to CAMERA.
• The demonstration begins.
Appendix
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Appendix
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. 10, 11).
Battery pack is not charged.
Charge battery pack sufficiently
(p. 9).
Dew in camcorder.
Wait until dew dries (p. viii).
Safety function is in effect.
Set Power switch to OFF and remove
battery pack. Wait for 2 seconds, then
reinstall battery pack and turn on
power (p. 10).
Erasure-protect tab on video cassette Close tab or use a new cassette
(p. 87).
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.
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VCR mode
CAMERA mode
Auto focus does not
work.
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Manual Focus mode is engaged.
Set to Auto Focus mode (p. 53).
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. 53).
Bright subject produces
wide vertical lines.
Occurs when shooting subject with
strong contrast to the background.
Does not indicate a malfunction.
——
Automatically zooms out
without operating Zoom
control.
Camcorder is unable to focus when
zooming in on subject within 1.5 m,
and automatically zooms out until it
focuses on subject.
——
No subject in the field of view.
Direct lens to some subject, or set
zoom to widest angle before shooting
(p. 21).
Display automatically
changes in TAPE-CAMERA mode.
Camcorder is in Demo mode.
Set DEMO MODE menu item to “OFF”
(p. 92).
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/S-video cable is not
properly connected.
Connect audio/video/S-video cable
properly (p. 25).
DV cable is not properly connected.
Connect DV cable properly. (p. 61)
No image from an external source appears on
the camcorder screen.
(VL-NZ10 only)
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 or use a commercially
available cleaning tape (p. ix).
Old or worn tape.
Use a new cassette.
Image is delete-protected.
Cancel the protection setting (p. 72).
Cannot delete image on
card.
Cannot format card.
Cassette will not eject.
No image on monitor.
General
Possible cause
Cannot rewind or fast for- Position at beginning or end of tape.
ward tape.
——
Contact your dealer for advise.
Power source is not properly connected.
Connect power source properly
(pp. 10, 11).
Battery pack is not charged.
Charge battery pack sufficiently
(p. 9).
Camcorder is recording.
Stop tape and try again (p. 20).
Backlight has been turned off.
Turn on backlight (p. 80).
Fluorescent lamp has burned out.
Call for service.
Monitor picture is hard to
see.
Inappropriate picture adjustments.
Adjust picture (p. 80).
CHARGE indicator
flashes in red when
charging battery pack.
AC adapter or battery pack may have Call for service.
malfunctioned.
Cannot edit to connected Audio/video/S-video cable is not
VCR.
properly connected.
Connect audio/video/S-video cable
properly (p. 60).
Remote control does not
function. (VL-NZ10 only)
REMOTE menu item is set to “OFF”.
Set REMOTE menu item to “ON”
(p. 42).
Remote control battery has run down.
Replace remote control battery with
new one (p. 14).
Remote control used beyond operating range.
Use remote control within operating
range (p. 42).
Intense daylight falling on camcorder
remote sensor.
Protect remote sensor from exposure
to intense daylight (p. 42).
Obstacle between remote control and Remove obstacle or use remote concamcorder remote sensor.
trol from different angle (p. 42).
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Appendix
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.
Appendix
Specifications
Camcorder
Signal System:
Recording System:
Cassette:
Recording/Playback Time:
Tape Speed:
Pickup Device:
Lens:
Lens Filter Diameter:
Monitor:
Microphone:
Colour 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.):
PAL standard
2 rotary heads, helical scanning system
Digital VCR Mini DV video cassette
90 minutes (DVM60, LP mode)
SP mode: 18.831 mm/second
LP mode: 12.568 mm/second
g" (6.4 mm, effective size: 4.5 mm) CCD image sensor (with
approx. 800,000 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-colour LCD screen (TFT active matrix)
Electret stereo microphone
Auto white balance with white balance lock, outdoor or indoor
1 lux* (with gain-up, F1.8)
JPEG base line conformance
JPEG (Exif2.1)
SD Memory Card, MultiMediaCard
DC 7.4 V
4.5 W (during camera recording in Full Auto mode with zoom
motor off and backlight in normal mode)
0°C to L40°C
30% to 80%
+20°C to L60°C
136.1 mm (W) K 86.3 mm (H) K 58.6 mm (D)
455 g (without battery pack, lithium battery, video cassette, lens
cap, lens hood, hand strap, shoulder strap and card)
AC Adapter/Battery Charger (UADP-0334TAZZ)
Power Requirement: AC 110–240 V, 50/60 Hz
DC Output: 7.8 V
Power Consumption: 23 W
Dimensions (approx.): 70 mm (W) K 43.5 mm (H) K 113 mm (D)
Weight (approx.): 170 g
MultiMediaCard (Only supplied with VL-NZ10)
Memory Capacity: 8 MB
Power Requirement: 3 V
Operating Temperature: 0°C to L40°C
Storage Temperature: +20°C to L65°C
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Appendix
*Minimum illumination: Since there is no widely accepted testing procedure for determining minimum
illumination capability, lux ratings are comparable only between models from the
same manufacturer.
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