Aastra Telecom 41-001343-02 IP Phone User Manual

COMPACT VHS CAMCORDER
GR-AXM510
ENGLISH
For Customer Use:
Enter below the Model No. and Serial
No. which is located on the bottom of
cabinet. Retain this information for
future reference.
INSTRUCTIONS
Model No.
Serial No.
LYT0260-001E
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EN
Dear Customer,
Thank you for purchasing the JVC Compact VHS
camcorder. Before use, please read the safety
information and precautions contained in the
following pages to ensure safe use of this product.
Using This Instruction Manual
• All major sections and subsections are listed in the
Table Of Contents ( Z pg. 7).
• Notes appear after most subsections. Be sure to read
these as well.
• Basic and advanced features/operation are separated
for easier reference.
It is recommended that you . . .
..... refer to the Index (Z pgs. 49 – 52) and familiarize
yourself with button locations, etc. before use.
..... read thoroughly the Safety Precautions and Safety
Instructions that follow. They contain extremely
important information regarding the safe use of this
product.
You are recommended to carefully read the cautions
on pages 53 and 54 before use.
WARNING:
TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK
HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE
THIS UNIT TO RAIN OR
MOISTURE.
Warning on lithium battery
(for clock operation)
The battery used in this device may present a fire or
chemical burn hazard if mistreated. Do not
recharge, disassemble, heat above 100°C (212°F) or
incinerate.
Replace the battery with Maxell, Panasonic
(Matsushita Electric), Sanyo or Sony CR2025; use of
another battery may present a risk of fire or
explosion.
n Dispose of used battery promptly.
n Keep away from children.
n Do not disassemble and do not dispose of in fire.
NOTES:
SAFETY
PRECAUTIONS
● The rating plate (serial number plate) and safety
caution are on the bottom and/or the back of the
main unit.
● The rating plate (serial number plate) of the AC
Power Adapter/Charger is on its bottom.
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
CAUTION:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an
equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the
presence of uninsulated "dangerous voltage" within the
product's enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude
to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is
intended to alert the user to the presence of important
operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in
the literature accompanying the appliance.
The AA-V15U AC Power Adapter/Charger should be
used with:
AC 120 V`, 60 Hz in the USA and Canada,
AC 110 – 240 V`, 50/60 Hz in other countries.
CAUTION (applies to the AA-V15U)
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK MATCH WIDE
BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT, FULLY INSERT.
ATTENTION (s’applique à l’AA-V15U)
POUR ÉVITER LES CHOCS ÉLECTRIQUES,
INTRODUIRE LA LAME LA PLUS LARGE DE LA
FICHE DANS LA BORNE CORRESPONDANTE DE
LA PRISE ET POUSSER JUSQU’AU FOND.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with
Canadian ICES-003
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme
à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
This camcorder is designed to be used with NTSCtype color television signals. It cannot be used for
playback with a television of a different standard.
However, live recording and LCD monitor/
viewfinder playback are possible anywhere. Use the
BN-V11U/V12U/V20U battery packs and, to
recharge them, the provided multi-voltage AC
Power Adapter/Charger. (An appropriate conversion
adapter may be necessary to accommodate different
designs of AC outlets in different countries.)
ATTENTION:
The product that you have purchased is powered by
a rechargeable battery. The battery is recyclable. At
the end of its useful life, under various state and
local laws, it may be illegal to dispose of this battery
into the municipal waste stream. Check with your
local solid waste officials for details in your area for
recycling options or proper disposal.
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IMPORTANT PRODUCT
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Electrical energy can perform many useful functions.
But improper use can result in potential electrical
shock or fire hazards. This product has been
engineered and manufactured to assure your
personal safety. In order not to defeat the built-in
safeguards, observe the following basic rules for its
installation, use and servicing.
ATTENTION:
Follow and obey all warnings and instructions
marked on your product and its operating instructions. For your safety, please read all the safety and
operating instructions before you operate this
product and keep this manual for future reference.
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5. Ventilation
Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for
ventilation. To ensure reliable operation of the product
and to protect it from overheating, these openings must
not be blocked or covered.
• Do not block the openings by placing the product on a
bed, sofa, rug or other similar surface.
• Do not place the product in a built-in installation such
as a bookcase or rack unless proper ventilation is
provided or the manufacturer’s instructions have been
adhered to.
6. Wall or Ceiling Mounting
The product should be mounted to a wall or ceiling only
as recommended by the manufacturer.
ANTENNA INSTALLATION
INSTRUCTIONS
1. Outdoor Antenna Grounding
INSTALLATION
1. Grounding or Polarization
(A) Your product may be equipped with a polarized
alternating-current line plug (a plug having one blade
wider than the other). This plug will fit into the
power outlet only one way. This is a safety feature.
If you are unable to insert the plug fully into the
outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug should still
fail to fit, contact your electrician to replace your
obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of
the polarized plug.
(B) Your product may be equipped with a 3-wire
grounding-type plug, a plug having a third (grounding) pin. This plug will only fit into a grounding-type
power outlet. This is a safety feature.
If you are unable to insert the plug into the outlet,
contact your electrician to replace your obsolete
outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the
grounding-type plug.
2. Power Sources
Operate your product only from the type of power
source indicated on the marking label. If you are not
sure of the type of power supply to your home, consult
your product dealer or local power company. If your
product is intended to operate from battery power, or
other sources, refer to the operating instructions.
3. Overloading
If an outside antenna or cable system is connected to the
product, be sure the antenna or cable system is
grounded so as to provide some protection against
voltage surges and built-up static charges. Article 810 of
the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70, provides
information with regard to proper grounding of the mast
and supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire
to an antenna discharge unit, size of grounding
conductors, location of antenna discharge unit,
connection to grounding electrodes, and
requirements for the grounding electrode.
2. Lightning
For added protection for this product during a lightning
storm, or when it is left unattended and unused for long
periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and
disconnect the antenna or cable system. This will
prevent damage to the product due to lightning and
power-line surges.
3. Power Lines
An outside antenna system should not be located in the
vicinity of overhead power lines or other electric light or
power circuits, or where it can fall into such power lines
or circuits. When installing an outside antenna system,
extreme care should be taken to keep from touching
such power lines or circuits as contact with them might
be fatal.
EXAMPLE OF ANTENNA GROUNDING AS PER
NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE, ANSI/NFPA 70
Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords, or integral
convenience receptacles as this can result in a risk of fire
or electric shock.
4. Power Cord Protection
Power supply cords should be routed so that they are
not likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed
upon or against them, paying particular attention to
cords at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point
where they exit from the product.
ANTENNA
LEAD IN WIRE
GROUND CLAMP
ELECTRIC SERVICE
EQUIPMENT
ANTENNA
DISCHARGE UNIT
(NEC SECTION
810-20)
GROUNDING CONDUCTORS
(NEC SECTION 810-21)
GROUND CLAMPS
POWER SERVICE GROUNDING ELECTRODE SYSTEM
(NEC ART 250. PART H)
NEC – NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
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EN
USE
SERVICING
1. Accessories
1. Servicing
To avoid personal injury:
• Do not place this product on an unstable cart,
stand, tripod, bracket or table. It may fall, causing
serious injury to a child or adult, and serious
damage to the product.
• Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table
recommended by the manufacturer or sold with the
product.
• Use a mounting accessory recommended by the
manufacturer and follow the manufacturer’s
instructions for any mounting of the product.
• Do not try to roll a cart with small casters across
thresholds or deep-pile carpets.
If your product is not operating correctly or exhibits a
marked change in performance and you are unable
to restore normal operation by following the detailed
procedure in its operating instructions, do not
attempt to service it yourself as opening or removing
covers may expose you to dangerous voltage or other
hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified service
personnel.
2. Product and Cart
Combination
PORTABLE CART WARNING
(Symbol provided by RETAC)
A product and cart
combination should be
moved with care. Quick
stops, excessive force, and
uneven surfaces may cause
the product and cart
combination to overturn.
3. Water and Moisture
Do not use this product near water—for example,
near a bath tub, wash bowl, kitchen sink or laundry
tub, in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool and
the like.
4. Object and Liquid Entry
Never push objects of any kind into this product
through openings as they may touch dangerous
voltage points or short-out parts that could result in a
fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind
on the product.
5. Attachments
Do not use attachments not recommended by the
manufacturer of this product as they may cause
hazards.
6. Cleaning
Unplug this product from the wall outlet before
cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol
cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
7. Heat
The product should be situated away from heat
sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or
other products (including amplifiers) that produce
heat.
2. Damage Requiring Service
Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer
servicing to qualified service personnel under the
following conditions:
a. When the power supply cord or plug is damaged.
b. If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen
into the product.
c. If the product has been exposed to rain or water.
d. If the product does not operate normally by
following the operating instructions. Adjust only
those controls that are covered by the operating
instructions as an improper adjustment of other
controls may result in damage and will often
require extensive work by a qualified technician
to restore the product to its normal operation.
e. If the product has been dropped or damaged in
any way.
f. When the product exhibits a distinct change in
performance—this indicates a need for service.
3. Replacement Parts
When replacement parts are required, be sure the
service technician has used replacement parts
specified by the manufacturer or have the same
characteristics as the original part. Unauthorized
substitutions may result in fire, electric shock or other
hazards.
4. Safety Check
Upon completion of any service or repairs to this
product, ask the service technician to perform safety
checks to determine that the product is in safe
operating condition.
QUICK OPERATION GUIDE
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INSERTING A VIDEO
CASSETTE
SUPPLY POWER
A Hook on.
B Push in.
PUSH Button
BATTERY RELEASE
EJECT Switch
Using the battery pack
Hook its end to the camcorder ( ) and push the
battery pack in until it locks in place ( ).
(Charging procedure, Z pg. 8)
To remove the battery pack
Slide BATTERY RELEASE and pull out the battery
pack.
1 Open the LCD monitor to an angle of over 60
degrees.
2 Slide EJECT to open the cassette holder.
3 Insert a video cassette.
4 Press PUSH to close the cassette holder.
(For more details, Z pg. 13)
SHOOTING
PLAYBACK
2 REW (2) Button
1
LENS COVER
Open/Close Ring
2
Set to “AUTO”
or “PRO.”
3 PLAY/PAUSE
(4/6) Button
STOP (5) Button
1
Set to “PLAY”
3 Recording Start/Stop Button
1 Set the Power Switch to “PLAY”.
2 Press REW (2).
1 Turn the LENS COVER Open/Close Ring to
— The tape will automatically stop at the
beginning of the tape.
3 Press PLAY/PAUSE (4/6).
— Playback starts and the playback picture
appears.
•To stop playback, press STOP (5).
(For more details, Z pg. 40.)
•The viewfinder switches off automatically to
save power when the LCD monitor is opened
at an angle of over 60 degrees.
•The LCD monitor turns on/off when it is
opened/closed at approx. 60 degrees.
2 Set the Power Switch to “AUTO” or “PRO.”.
Or simply play back the tape on a VHS VCR
using the Cassette Adapter (VHS Playpak).
Z pg. 43
open the lens cover.
— The power lamp will light and an image
will appear.
3 Press the Recording Start/Stop Button.
— Recording starts.
•To stop recording temporarily, momentarily
press the Recording Start/Stop Button once
again.
(For more details, Z pgs. 16 – 19)
•The viewfinder switches off automatically to
save power when the LCD monitor is opened
at an angle of over 60 degrees.
•The LCD monitor turns on/off when it is
opened/closed at approx. 60 degrees.
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MAJOR FEATURES
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REMEMBER
The Logical Choice
Integrated Auto Light
(Z pg. 23)
Picture Stabilizer (Z pg. 22)
The only compact video
cassettes that can be
used with your VHS VCR*
Program AE with Special
Effects (Z pg. 26, 27)
n Electronic Fog Filter
n ND Effect
n Sepia
n Twilight
n Sports
n Nega/Posi
n 1/2000 sec. High Speed Shutter
Digital Hyper Zoom
(Z pg. 20)
Zoom in
Zoom out
PROVIDED ACCESSORIES
LCD Color Monitor
(Z pg. 18)
•AC Power Adapter/
Charger AA-V15U
•Cassette Adapter
(VHS Playpak) C-P7U
Snapshot (Z pg. 24)
• Shoulder Strap
Menu Adjustment
(Z pg. 30, 31, 32)
•Lithium Battery
CR2025 x 1
(for clock operation)
Cassettes marked
camcorder.
can be used with this
•Battery Pack
BN-V11U
•DC Cord
CONTENTS
GETTING STARTED
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8 – 15
Power............................................................................................................ 8
Clock (Lithium) Battery Insertion/Removal .............................................................. 10
Date/Time Settings .......................................................................................... 11
Recording Mode Setting..................................................................................... 12
Tape Length Setting .......................................................................................... 12
Loading/Unloading A Cassette............................................................................. 13
Grip Adjustment .............................................................................................. 14
Viewfinder Adjustment ..................................................................................... 14
Shoulder Strap Attachment ................................................................................. 15
Tripod Mounting .............................................................................................. 15
RECORDING
16 – 39
Basic Recording ............................................................................................... 16
Basic Features ................................................................................................ 20
Advanced Features ........................................................................................... 24
PLAYBACK
40 – 45
Basic Playback ................................................................................................ 40
Features ....................................................................................................... 41
Using The Cassette Adapter ................................................................................ 43
Basic Connections And Tape Dubbing ...................................................................... 44
USER MAINTENANCE
46
TROUBLESHOOTING
47 – 48
INDEX
49 – 52
Indications..................................................................................................... 49
Controls, Connectors And Indicators ...................................................................... 50
Terms .......................................................................................................... 52
CAUTIONS
53 – 54
SPECIFICATIONS
55
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
55
ESPAÑOL
56 – 57
FOR SERVICING (Only in U.S.A.)
58
WARRANTY (Only in U.S.A.)
59
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GETTING STARTED
EN
Power
Marks
To AC outlet
CHARGE indicator
This camcorder’s 3-way power supply system lets you choose
the most appropriate source of power.
NOTES:
● No function is available without power supply.
● Use only the specified power supply.
● Do not use provided power supply units with other
equipment.
CHARGING THE BATTERY PACK
REFRESH switch
1 SUPPLY POWER
2 ATTACH BATTERY PACK
Connect the charger’s AC power cord to a wall outlet.
REFRESH indicator
REFRESH
The AC Power Adapter/Charger features a
REFRESH function that allows you to fully
discharge the battery pack before recharging.
Perform the REFRESH function after no less
than 5 chargings.
To discharge the battery . . .
.... attach the battery pack to the adapter as
shown in the above illustration. Then
push REFRESH. The REFRESH indicator
lights when discharging starts, and goes
out when discharging is complete.
Align the marks and slide the battery pack in the
direction of the arrow until it locks in place.
• The CHARGE indicator begins blinking to indicate
charging has started.
3 DETACH BATTERY PACK
When the CHARGE indicator stops blinking but stays lit,
charging is finished. Slide the battery pack opposite the
direction of the arrow.
Battery pack
Charging time
Discharging time
BN-V11U
approx. 1 hr. 10 min.
approx. 3 hrs. 30 min.
BN-V12U
approx. 1 hr. 10 min.
approx. 3 hrs. 30 min.
BN-V20U
approx. 1 hr. 50 min
approx. 6 hrs. 40 min.
USING THE BATTERY PACK
A Hook on.
B Push in.
1 ATTACH BATTERY PACK
Hook its end to the camcorder ( ) and push the battery
).
pack in until it locks in place (
2 DETACH BATTERY PACK
Slide BATTERY RELEASE and pull out the battery pack.
Approximate recording time (unit: min.)
Battery pack
BATTERY RELEASE
LCD
monitor on/
Viewfinder off
LCD
monitor off/
Viewfinder on
LCD
monitor on/
Viewfinder on
BN-V11U
55 (35)
60 (35)
50 (35)
BN-V12U
55 (35)
60 (35)
50 (35)
BN-V20U
95 (60)
100 (60)
85 (55)
( ) : when the video light is on.
ATTENTION:
INFORMATION:
Before detaching the power source,
make sure that the camcorder’s power
is turned off. Failure to do so can result
in a camcorder malfunction.
VU-V856KIT is a set composed of the BN-V856U battery pack
and AA-V80U AC Power Adapter/Charger.
The BN-V856U battery pack provides approx. 7 hours of
recording time when the viewfinder is on and the LCD
monitor and the video light are off. Also read thoroughly the
VU-V856KIT’s instruction manuals.
It is impossible to charge the BN-V856U battery pack using
the provided AC Power Adapter/Charger. Use the optional
AA-V80U AC Power Adapter/Charger.
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A charge marker is provided on the battery pack to
help you remember whether it has been charged or
not. Two colors are provided (red and black)—you
choose which one means charged and which means
discharged.
NOTES:
● The recording time per charge is affected by such factors as the time spent in Record-Standby mode and the
frequency of zooming. It is safer to have spare battery packs to cover 3 times the planned shooting time.
● Charging times noted on page 8 are for a fully discharged battery pack, and discharging times are for a fully
charged battery pack.
● Charging and discharging times vary according to the ambient temperature and the status of the battery pack.
● Remember to set the charge marker after charging a battery pack or after detaching a discharged one from
your camcorder.
● Perform the REFRESH function after no less than 5 chargings.
● While the AC Power Adapter/Charger’s power cord is disconnected from the AC outlet, it is possible to
discharge the battery by pressing the REFRESH switch. During that time, the AC Power Adapter/Charger does
not charge the battery. When discharging is complete, detach the battery from the AC Power Adapter/
Charger to store it.
● High temperatures can damage the battery pack, so use only where good ventilation is available. Do not
allow it to discharge in a container, such as a bag.
● If you stop recharging or discharging part way through, make sure to remove the battery pack before
unplugging the adapter’s AC cord.
● Remove the battery pack from the adapter immediately after discharging.
● To avoid interference with reception, do not use the AC Power Adapter/Charger near a radio.
● Make sure you unplug the DC cord before charging or discharging the battery pack.
● The CHARGE indicator may not light properly with a brand new battery pack, or with one that has been
stored for an extended period. In this case, remove and reattach the battery pack and recharge it. The
CHARGE indicator should blink during recharging. If it doesn’t, contact your nearest JVC dealer.
USING AC POWER
To DC IN jack
To AC outlet
DC OUT
terminal
DC Cord
Use the AC Power Adapter/Charger (connect as
shown in the illustration to the left).
NOTES:
AC Power
Adapter/Charger
AA-V15U
● The provided AC Power Adapter/Charger features
automatic voltage selection in the AC range from
110 V to 240 V.
● When using the DC cord, make sure you connect
the end of the cord with the core filter to the
camcorder. The core filter reduces interference.
USING A CAR BATTERY
Car Battery Cord
AP-V7U (optional)
To car’s
cigarette
lighter
socket
Car Battery
Charger/Adapter
BH-V3U (optional)
Use the optional Car Battery Cord or Car Battery
Charger/Adapter (connect as shown in the
illustration to the left).
NOTES:
● When using the car battery, leave the engine
idling.
● The optional Car Battery Charger (BH-V3U) can
also be used to charge the battery pack (except
BN-V20U/V856U).
● When using the optional Car Battery Charger or
Car Battery Cord (AP-V7U), refer to the respective
instruction booklet.
GETTING STARTED
Charge Marker
Charge marker
10
GETTING STARTED (cont.)
EN
Slot
Clock (Lithium) Battery Insertion/Removal
This battery is necessary for clock operation and to
perform date/time settings.
1 SWITCH OFF POWER
Switch off the unit’s power and remove the power
supply unit (battery pack, AC Power Adapter/Battery
Charger, etc.).
2 REMOVE BATTERY HOLDER
3 INSERT BATTERY IN HOLDER
Pull out the battery holder.
Battery holder
Insert the battery in the holder, and be sure to have
the “+” mark visible.
4 RE-INSERT HOLDER
Slide the holder back into the slot until you hear a
click.
NOTE:
See “SAFETY PRECAUTIONS” ( Z pg. 2) for information
on safe handling of lithium batteries.
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1 ACCESS MENU SCREEN
Set the Power Switch to “PRO.”, then press MENU.
•The power lamp comes on.
2 SELECT FUNCTION
Rotate the Select Dial to move the highlight bar to
“DATE/TIME”, then press it. The DATE/TIME Menu
appears.
MENU Button
Power lamp
•If you decide you want to return the date and time
to the previous settings, rotate the Select Dial to
move the highlight bar to “EXIT” and press it, then
go to step 6.
•If you want to set only the time without changing
the date, go to step 4.
3 SET DATE
Select Dial
Power Switch
Display
Menu Screen
4NEXT
M .W. B .
D . ZOOM
TELE MACRO
DATE TIME
TAPE LENGTH
AUTO
ON
OFF
DATE TIME
1999
JAN
1
PM 12 : 00
EXIT
4NEXT
M .W. B .
D . ZOOM
TELE MACRO
DATE TIME
TAPE LENGTH
4RETURN
AUTO
ON
OFF
T30
•Repeat this procedure until you’re satisfied with the
Date settings (“YEAR”, “MONTH” and “DAY”).
4 SET TIME
T30
4RETURN
YEAR
MONTH
DAY
TIME
Rotate the Select Dial to move the highlight bar to the
item you want to set and then press it. When the
setting begins blinking, rotate the Select Dial until the
correct setting appears and then press it. The setting
stops blinking.
DATE/TIME Menu
12-hour indication
with AM or PM
Rotate the Select Dial to move the highlight bar to
“TIME” and then press it. When the hour setting
begins blinking, rotate the Select Dial until the correct
setting appears and then press it. When the hour
setting stops blinking and the minute setting begins
blinking, rotate the Select Dial until the correct setting
appears and then press it. The minute setting stops
blinking.
5 START CLOCK OPERATION
When none of these settings (“YEAR”, “MONTH”,
“DAY”, “TIME”) blinks, rotate the Select Dial to move
the highlight bar to “EXIT”, and press it. The Menu
Screen reappears with the highlight bar on
“RETURN”.
6 CLOSE MENU SCREEN
Press the Select Dial.
NOTE:
To display the date and time in the camcorder’s display
and on a connected TV, see “Date/Time Insert”
( Z pg. 28).
GETTING STARTED
Date/Time Settings
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GETTING STARTED (cont.)
EN
Recording Mode Setting
Set depending on your preference.
1 SET RECORDING MODE
First set the Power Switch to “AUTO” or “PRO.”.
Press SP/EP for more than 1 second. “SP” (Standard
Play) provides higher picture and sound quality and is
better for dubbing, while “EP” (Extended Play) is
more economical, providing three times the recording time.
MENU Button
SP/EP Recording Mode Button
NOTE:
If the recording mode is switched during recording, the
playback picture will be blurred at the switching point.
Tape Length Setting
Set the tape length according to the length of the tape
used.
Select Dial
Power Switch
First set the Power Switch to “PRO.”. Press MENU.
Viewfinder
T30
SP
Tape length indicator
Recording mode
indicator
M .W. B .
D . ZOOM
TELE MACRO
DATE TIME
TAPE LENGTH
AUTO
ON
OFF
Menu Screen
T30
TAPE LENGTH
EXIT
4RETURN
•If you decide you want to return the tape length to
the previous setting, rotate the Select Dial to move
the highlight bar to “EXIT”.
Press the Select Dial. The Menu Screen reappears
with the highlight bar on “RETURN”. Press the Select
Dial again to close the Menu Screen.
T20
T30
T40
M .W. B .
D . ZOOM
TELE MACRO
DATE TIME
TAPE LENGTH
3 SET TAPE LENGTH
4 CLOSE MENU SCREEN
4RETURN
4NEXT
Rotate the Select Dial to move the highlight bar to
“TAPE LENGTH”, then press it. The TAPE LENGTH
Setting Menu appears.
Rotate the Select Dial to move the highlight bar to the
correct setting. T20=20 minutes of recording time,
T30=30 minutes, and T40=40 minutes (in SP).
Display
4NEXT
1 ACCESS MENU SCREEN
2 SELECT FUNCTION
AUTO
ON
OFF
T40
TAPE LENGTH
Setting Menu
NOTE:
The tape remaining time ( Z pg. 17) displayed in the
viewfinder is correct only if the correct tape length has
been selected.
EN
Loading/Unloading A Cassette
1 OPEN LCD MONITOR
Open the LCD monitor to an angle of over 60
degrees.
2 OPEN CASSETTE HOLDER
Slide EJECT until the holder opens. Do not use force
to open.
3 INSERT/REMOVE CASSETTE
4 CLOSE CASSETTE HOLDER
Make sure the label is facing outward.
PUSH Button
EJECT Switch
Press PUSH and make sure the holder is closed and
locked.
5 CLOSE LCD MONITOR
First make sure the holder is closed. Then close the
LCD monitor.
Turn to take
up slack.
Erase Protection
Gear
NOTES:
● Closing the LCD monitor while the cassette holder is still
open may cause damage to the LCD monitor.
● The cassette holder can’t be opened unless a power
supply is attached.
● Make sure that the tape is not slack when loading the
cassette. If there is any slack, turn the gear on the
cassette in the direction of the arrow to take up the
slack.
● Make sure the Erase Protection tab is in the position that
allows recording. If not, slide the tab. Some cassettes
have removable tabs. If the tab has been removed, cover
the hole with adhesive tape.
● The cassette holder cannot be opened while the
camcorder is in the record mode.
GETTING STARTED
Cassette holder
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14
GETTING STARTED (cont.)
EN
Power Zoom Lever
Grip Adjustment
1 EXPAND LOOP
2 INSERT HAND
Separate the Velcro strip.
Pass your right hand through the loop and grasp the
grip.
3 ADJUST STRAP LENGTH
Adjust so your thumb and fingers can easily operate
the Recording Start/Stop Button and Power Zoom
Lever. Refasten the Velcro strip.
Recording Start/Stop Button
Viewfinder Adjustment
1 SELECT OPERATION MODE
Set the Power Switch to “CAMERA” (“AUTO” or
“PRO.”).
3
2 POSITION VIEWFINDER
Adjust the viewfinder manually for best viewability
(see illustration at left).
2
180°
3 ADJUST DIOPTER
Turn the Diopter Adjustment Control until the
indications in the viewfinder are clearly focused.
1
Set “POWER” to
“CAMERA”
(“AUTO” or “PRO.”)
PAUSE
EN
15
1 ATTACH STRAP
1
2
3
4
Following the illustration at left, thread the strap
through the top of the eyelet 1, then fold it back and
thread it through the buckle 2. Repeat the procedure
to attach the other end of the strap to the other eyelet
3, making sure the strap is not twisted.
2 ADJUST LENGTH
Adjust as shown in the illustration at left 4.
Tripod Mounting
1 ALIGN AND TIGHTEN
Align the screw and camera direction stud on the
tripod with the camera’s mounting socket and stud
hole. Then tighten the screw.
CAUTION:
When using a tripod, be sure to open and extend
its legs fully to stabilize the camcorder. To
prevent damage to the unit caused by falling
over, do not use a small-sized tripod.
GETTING STARTED
Shoulder Strap Attachment
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RECORDING Basic Recording
EN
LENS COVER Open/Close Ring
NOTE:
You should already have performed the procedures listed
below. If not, do so before continuing.
● Power ( Z pg. 8)
● Recording Mode Setting ( Z pg. 12)
● Tape Length Setting ( Z pg. 12)
● Grip Adjustment ( Z pg. 14)
● Viewfinder Adjustment ( Z pg. 14)
1 LOAD A CASSETTE
EJECT Switch
First open the LCD monitor to an angle of over 60
degrees.
Slide EJECT to open the cassette holder, then insert
the cassette with the label facing out. Press PUSH to
ensure the holder is closed and locked.
Power Switch
Recording Start/Stop Button
Shooting While Watching The Viewfinder
2 ENTER RECORD-STANDBY MODE
Power lamp
Make sure the LCD monitor is closed and locked.
Turn the LENS COVER Open/Close Ring to open the
lens cover, then set the Power Switch to “CAMERA”
(“AUTO” or “PRO.”).
Tally lamp
(lights while recording is in progress)
•The power lamp lights and the camcorder enters the
Record-Standby mode.
•The scene you are aimed at appears on the
viewfinder screen, with the word “PAUSE”
superimposed upon it.
3 START SHOOTING
Press the Recording Start/Stop Button.
•“
” appears in the viewfinder while recording is
in progress.
Power Switch Position
According to the Power Switch position you have selected, the following functions are available:
AUTO
(Full Auto mode):
Allows you to record using
NO special effects or manual
adjustments. Suitable for
standard recording.
PRO.
(PRO. mode):
Allows you to set various
recording functions using the
menus. If you want more creative
capabilities than full auto
recording, try this mode.
OFF:
Allows you to switch off the
camcorder.
EN
MIN
25MIN
(Now calculating)
120MIN
119MIN
3MIN
2MIN
(Blinking)
1MIN
(Blinking)
0MIN
(Blinking)
Recording Start/Stop Button
DISPLAY Button
4 STOP RECORDING
Press the Recording Start/Stop Button again to stop
recording.
•The camcorder re-enters the Record-Standby mode.
NOTES:
● When the Power Switch is set to CAMERA and the LCD
monitor is opened at an angle of 60 degrees or more, the
LCD monitor switches on and the viewfinder switches
off automatically to save power.
● The cassette holder cannot be opened unless a power
supply is attached.
● There may be a delay after you slide EJECT until the
holder opens. Do not use force.
● The tape remaining time is only displayed in the
viewfinder as shown.
● The remaining time indicated in the viewfinder is
approximate.
● The time required to calculate the remaining tape
length, and the accuracy of the calculation, may vary
according to the type of tape used.
● The tape remaining time indicator is correct only if the
correct tape length has been selected ( Z pg. 12).
● “TAPE END” appears when the tape reaches its end, and
the power goes off automatically if left in this condition
for 5 minutes. “TAPE END” also appears when a cassette
whose tape is already at its end is loaded.
● If the Record–Standby mode continues for 5 minutes
without performing Zoom or any other operations, the
camcorder’s power shuts off automatically. Set the
Power Switch to “POWER OFF”, and then back to
“CAMERA” to turn the camcorder on again.
● If the Recording Start/Stop button is pressed after the
Record-Standby mode has continued for over
5 minutes, recording may not start immediately.
● If you are recording on a cassette from the middle (such
as when a tape is removed and re-inserted during
recording), use the Retake function ( Z pg. 21) to find
the end of the last recording so you don’t erase any of it.
● The LENS COVER warning blinks for about 5 seconds
when the camcorder is turned on with the cover closed.
● While shooting, sound is not heard from the speaker.
● To turn the tally lamp off during recording, refer to pgs.
30 and 32.
LCD Monitor/Viewfinder Indications
Press DISPLAY to make the following indications appear/
disappear from the camcorder’s display: cassette warning,
tape remaining time, battery pack remaining power
indicator and tape length indicator (Z pg. 49).
1 PRESS DISPLAY BUTTON
To turn off the indications, press DISPLAY for more
than 1 second.
Press again for more than 1 second to make the
indications reappear.
NOTE:
Even if the indications are off, the tape remaining time
appears blinking when the tape is near its end, and the
battery pack remaining power indicator appears blinking
when the power is almost gone.
RECORDING
Tape remaining time indicator
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18
RECORDING Basic Recording (cont.)
EN
Shooting While Watching The LCD Monitor
Before the following steps, perform step 1 (Z pg. 16).
180°
90°
2 ENTER RECORD–STANDBY MODE
Make sure the LCD monitor is fully open. Turn the
LENS COVER Open/Close Ring to open the lens
cover, then set the Power Switch to “CAMERA”
(“AUTO” or “PRO.”).
LENS COVER Open/Close Ring
•The power lamp lights and the camcorder enters the
Record-Standby mode.
•The scene you are aimed at appears in the LCD
monitor, with the word “PAUSE” superimposed
upon it.
3 START SHOOTING
Z
Tilt the LCD monitor upward/downward for best
viewability ( pg. 19) and press the Recording Start/
Stop Button.
•“
” appears in the LCD monitor while recording
is in progress.
4 STOP RECORDING
Power Switch
Recording Start/Stop Button
Power lamp
Tally lamp
(lights while recording is in progress)
Press the Recording Start/Stop Button again to stop
recording.
•The camcorder re-enters the Record-Standby mode.
NOTES:
● When you use the LCD monitor outdoors in direct
sunlight, the LCD monitor may be difficult to see. If this
happens, we recommend that you use the viewfinder
( Z pg. 16).
● To turn the tally lamp off during recording, refer to pgs.
30 and 32.
● For other notes, refer to pg. 17.
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19
Journalistic Shooting
In some situations different angles of shooting may be
required for more dramatic results.
1 OPEN LCD MONITOR
2 TILT LCD MONITOR
Make sure the LCD monitor is fully open.
Tilt the LCD monitor in the most convenient
direction.
Interface Shooting
The person you shoot can view himself/herself in the
LCD monitor, and you can even shoot yourself while
viewing your own image in the LCD monitor.
1 TILT LCD MONITOR UPWARD
Open the LCD monitor and tilt it upward to 180
degrees so that it faces forward.
•When the LCD monitor is tilted upward to an angle
of over approx. 105 degrees, the monitor image is
inverted vertically, and the viewfinder also switches
on.
2 START RECORDING
Point the lens toward the subject (yourself when selfrecording) and start recording.
•During Interface Shooting, the monitor image and
indications do not appear inverted as they would
when viewing a mirror.
Self-recording
NOTE:
The monitored image can be viewed on the LCD monitor
and in the viewfinder.
Brightness Control
You can adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor by
turning the BRIGHT Dial.
1 ADJUST BRIGHTNESS
If you want to brighten the image . . .
Turn the Dial towards “+”.
If you want to darken the image . . .
Turn the Dial towards “–”.
BRIGHT Dial
RECORDING
•The LCD monitor can rotate almost full circle (270°:
90° downward, 180° upward).
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RECORDING Basic Features
EN
FEATURE: Zooming
Zoom in
PURPOSE:
Zoom out
To produce the zoom in/out effect, or an instantaneous
change in image magnification.
Digital circuitry extends the maximum magnification
offered by optical zoom. This system is called Digital
Zoom.
OPERATION:
Display
Zoom indicator bar
1X
Zoom level indicator
Approximate zoom ratio
Power Zoom Lever
Power Switch
Zoom In
Push the Power Zoom Lever towards “T”.
Zoom Out
Push the Power Zoom Lever towards “W”.
n The quicker you push the Power Zoom Lever, the
quicker the zoom action.
NOTES:
● Focusing may become unstable during Zooming. In
this case, set the zoom while in Record–Standby,
lock the focus by using the manual focus
( Z pg. 35), then zoom in or out in Record mode.
● The zoom level indicator ( 5) moves during zoom.
Once the zoom level indicator reaches the top of
the zoom indicator bar, all magnification from that
point is through digital processing.
● When using Digital Zoom, the image quality of the
image may suffer. To deactivate Digital Zoom, set
“D.ZOOM” to “OFF” in the Menu Screen
( Z pg. 31).
EN
21
FEATURE: Quick Review
PURPOSE:
To check the end of the last recording.
OPERATION:
1) Press “ ” and release quickly during the Record–
Standby mode.
n Tape is rewound for about 2 seconds and played
back automatically, then pauses in Record–Standby
mode for the next shot.
NOTE:
RETAKE (R/F) Button
FEATURE: Retake
PURPOSE:
To re-record certain segments.
OPERATION:
1) Make sure the camcorder is in the Record–Standby
mode.
2) Press either RETAKE to reach the start point for new
recording. Pressing “F” forwards the tape and
pressing “R” reverses it.
3) Press the Recording Start/Stop Button to start
recording.
NOTE:
Noise bars appear and pictures may become
monochrome or darken during Retake. This is normal.
RECORDING
Distortion may occur at the start of playback. This is
normal.
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RECORDING Basic Features (cont.)
EN
P. STABILIZER Button
FEATURE: Picture Stabilizer
PURPOSE:
To compensate for unstable images caused by camerashake, particularly at high magnification.
OPERATION:
1) Press P. STABILIZER. “
”appears.
n To switch off the Picture Stabilizer, press
P. STABILIZER. The indicator disappears.
NOTES:
Display
Power Switch
Picture stabilizer indicator
● Accurate stabilization may not be possible if hand
shake is excessive, or under the following conditions:
• When shooting subjects with vertical or horizontal
stripes.
• When shooting dark or dim subjects.
• When shooting subjects with excessive
backlighting.
• When shooting scenes with movement in various
directions.
• When shooting scenes with low-contrast backgrounds.
● Switch off the Picture Stabilizer when recording
with the camcorder on a tripod.
● The “
” indicator appears blinking if the
Stabilizer cannot be used.
EN
23
FEATURE: Video Light
PURPOSE:
To brighten the scene when natural lighting is too dim.
LIGHT OFF/AUTO/ON Switch
DANGER
n The video light can become extremely
hot. Do not touch it either while in
operation or soon after turning it off,
otherwise serious injury may result.
n Do not place the camcorder into the
carrying case immediately after using the
video light, since it remains extremely
hot for some time.
n When operating, keep a distance of
about 30 cm. (1 ft.) between the video
light and people or objects.
n Do not use near flammable or explosive
materials.
n It is recommended that you consult your
nearest JVC dealer for replacing the video
light.
1) Set the LIGHT OFF/AUTO/ON Switch as required:
OFF : Turns off the light.
AUTO : Automatically turns on the light when the
camcorder senses insufficient lighting on the
subject.
ON
: Always keeps the light on as long as the
camcorder is turned on.
n The video light can only be used with the
camcorder’s power on.
n It is recommended to set the white balance
(Z pg. 36) to
when you use the video light.
n When not using the video light, turn it off to save
battery power.
NOTES:
● Even if the battery indicator (
) does not blink if
the battery pack’s charge is low, the camcorder may
turn off automatically when you turn on the video
light, or when you start recording with the video light
turned on.
● When the LIGHT OFF/AUTO/ON Switch is set to
“AUTO”:
• Depending on the lighting conditions, the video
light may keep turning on and off. In this case,
manually switch the light on or off using the
LIGHT OFF/AUTO/ON switch.
• While the “Sports” or “High Speed Shutter” mode
( Z pg. 27) is engaged, the light is likely to stay on.
• While the “Twilight” mode ( Z pg. 27) is engaged,
the light will not activate.
RECORDING
OPERATION:
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RECORDING Advanced Features
EN
SNAPSHOT Button
Snapshot
Use your camcorder like a regular camera and take a
snapshot, or several of them in succession.
1 SELECT OPERATION MODE
2 TAKE SNAPSHOT
Set the Power Switch to “AUTO” or “PRO.”.
Press SNAPSHOT.
Power Switch
If you press during Record-Standby . . .
.... a still image will be recorded for approx. 6 seconds,
then the camcorder re-enters the Record-Standby
mode.
If you press during Recording . . .
.... a still image will be recorded for approx. 6 seconds,
then the normal recording resumes.
NOTE:
SNAPSHOT
Display
After SNAPSHOT is pressed, there is a momentary camera
shutter-type blackout together with the sound effect of a
shutter closing, which is recorded together with the image.
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25
Fade/Wipe
[Ex.: Fader]
Fade in
These effects let you make pro-style scene transitions.
Fade- or wipe-in works at recording start, and fade- or
wipe-out works at recording end or when you enter
Record–Standby mode.
1 SELECT OPERATION MODE
FADE- OR WIPE-STANDBY
2 ENGAGE
MODE
Set the Power Switch to “PRO.”.
Display
After 2 sec.
EFFECT
MOSAIC
EFFECT
MOSAIC
Press EFFECT to cycle through the modes as shown at
left. Once the desired mode appears, it is selected
and reserved.
•The selected mode’s name and its indication are
displayed for approx. 2 seconds. Then the name
disappears, and only the indication remains.
3 START OR END RECORDING
Press the Recording Start/Stop Button to activate fadein/out or wipe-in/out.
FADER
MOSAIC
SHUTTER
CANCEL FADE- OR WIPE-STANDBY
4 TO
MODE
Press EFFECT repeatedly until “OFF” appears.
•“OFF” is displayed for approx. 2 seconds and the
fade/wipe standby mode is canceled.
SLIDE
OFF
(No indication)
OFF
FADER
Fades in/out to a black screen.
MOSAIC (Fader)
Gradually turns/returns the picture into/from a mosaic
pattern.
SHUTTER (Wipe)
A black screen moves in from the top and bottom, closing
over the image like a shutter, or a new image pushes open
the black screen vertically from the center.
SLIDE (Wipe)
EFFECT Button
Power
Switch
A black screen moves in from the left to gradually cover
the image, or a new image moves in from right to left.
NOTES:
Recording Start/Stop
Button
● Pressing and holding the Recording Start/Stop Button
allows you to vary the length for the image during fade
in/out or wipe in/out.
● The screen becomes slightly reddish when the Fade/
Wipe is used with Sepia ( Z pg. 27).
● With the Electronic fog filter mode ( Z pg. 27) engaged,
the image fades in/out to a white screen.
RECORDING
Fade out
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RECORDING Advanced Features (cont.)
EN
Program AE With Special Effects
Display
P.AE
After 2 sec.
: SEPIA
P.AE
: SEPIA
All you have to do to access any of the variety of shooting
effects is press P.AE.
1 SELECT OPERATION MODE
2 SELECT MODE
Set the Power Switch to “PRO.”.
Press P.AE to cycle through the modes as shown on
the left.
•The selected mode’s name and its indication are
displayed for approx. 2 seconds. Then the name
disappears, and only the indication remains. The
mode is activated.
SEPIA
SPORTS
ND: ND EFFECT
ND
FG: FOG
FG
TWILIGHT
S 1/2000
NEGA/POSI
OFF
OFF
(No indication)
P.AE Button
Power Switch
NOTES:
● Only one mode can be engaged at a time.
● The screen becomes slightly reddish when the Fade/
Wipe ( Z pg. 25) is used in the Sepia mode.
● The screen becomes slightly dark in the High Speed
Shutter mode. Use in well-lit situations.
● In the “High Speed Shutter” or “Sports” modes, picture
color may be adversely affected if the subject is lit by
alternating discharge-type light sources such as
flourescent or mercury-vapor lights.
EN
Display
SEPIA
Mode
Sepia
Display
S 1/2000
Mode
1/2000 sec.
High Speed Shutter
Sepia
High-Speed Shutter (1/2000s.)
The scene being shot is recorded in sepia-tinted
(reddish-brown) monochrome, giving the effect of
an older movie. Use together with Wide (Z pg. 31)
for the authentic look of a classic Hollywood
movie.
Captures faster action than Sports mode.
NEGA POSI
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Nega/Posi
Nega/Posi (Negative/Positive)
Sports
The colors of a picture are reversed.
Sports
High shutter speed clearly captures fast-moving
action.
ND : ND EFFECT
ND Effect
ND Effect
A black mist darkens the picture, as when an ND
filter is used. Helps to counter the effects of glare on
the subject.
FG : FOG
Electronic
Fog Filter
Electronic Fog Filter
Makes the picture look misty white, as when an
external fog filter is attached to the lens. Softens the
image and gives it a “fantasy” look.
TWILIGHT
Twilight
Twilight
Dusk, twilight scenery, fireworks, etc., look more
natural and dramatic. The following happens when
Twilight mode is selected:
• Auto gain control is turned off.
• White Balance is set to “
” (FINE day mode),
but can also be manually changed to another
mode (Z pg. 36).
• Auto Focus becomes available only in the range of
10 m (33 ft.) to infinity. To focus when the subjectto-camera distance is less than 10 m (33 ft.), use
manual focusing (Z pg. 35).
NEGA POSI mode
RECORDING
SPORTS
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RECORDING Advanced Features (cont.)
EN
Date/Time Insert
This feature allows you to display the date and time on the
LCD monitor, in the viewfinder, or on a connected color
monitor, as well as to record them manually or
automatically.
1 SELECT OPERATION MODE
2 ACCESS MENU SCREEN
3 ACCESS “DATE/TIME DISP.” MENU
Set the Power Switch to “PRO.”.
Press the Select Dial to display the Menu Screen.
Move the highlight bar to “DATE/TIME DISP.” by
rotating the Select Dial while in Record-Standby.
Then press it to display the DATE/TIME DISP. Menu.
Select Dial
Power Switch
Display
FOCUS
AUTO
EXPOSURE
AUTO
WIDE
OFF
S . LX
OFF
TITLE
DATE TIME DISP.
Menu Screen
4 SELECT THE DESIRED MODE
Move the highlight bar to the desired mode by
rotating the Select Dial, then press it. The desired
mode is activated.
•You should have already performed the Date/Time
Setting procedure (Z pg. 11). If you haven’t, do so
first.
5 CLOSE MENU SCREEN
4RETURN
DATE TIME DISP.
AUTO DATE
DATE
TIME
DATE&TIME
OFF
DATE/TIME DISP.
Menu
The Menu Screen reappears with the highlight bar on
“RETURN”. Then press the Select Dial to close the
Menu Screen.
NOTES:
DISPLAY
● The selected display can be recorded.
● If you do not want to record the display, select the OFF
mode before shooting.
EXIT
AUTO DATE
FOCUS
AUTO
EXPOSURE
AUTO
WIDE
OFF
S . LX
OFF
TITLE
DATE TIME DISP.
4RETURN
DEC 25 . 99
AUTO DATE
DEC 25 . 99
(DATE)
AM 10 : 25 : 00
(TIME)
DEC 25 . 99 AM 10 : 25 : 00
(DATE&TIME)
OFF
(No indication)
● Your camcorder automatically records the date for about
5 seconds after recording is initiated in the following
situations:
• After changing the date.
• After loading a cassette.
• After Auto Date Record mode is selected by rotating
the Select Dial.
● In this mode, the date is replaced after 5 seconds with
“AUTO DATE” but this is not recorded.
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Instant Titles
The camcorder has eight preset titles in memory. You can
superimpose one of them above a previously stored title as
shown in the illustration to the left.
Instant Titles can be displayed not only in English but also
in French, Spanish and Portuguese. Change the setting in
TITLE LANG. in the Menu Screen. (Z pg. 30, 32).
1 SELECT OPERATION MODE
2 ACCESS MENU SCREEN
3 ACCESS “TITLE” MENU
Set the Power Switch to “PRO.”.
Move the highlight bar to “TITLE” by rotating the
Select Dial while in Record-Standby. Then press it to
display the TITLE Menu.
Select Dial
Power Switch
Move the highlight bar to the desired mode by
rotating the Select Dial, then press it. The desired
mode is activated.
Display
FOCUS
AUTO
EXPOSURE
AUTO
WIDE
OFF
S . LX
OFF
TITLE
DATE TIME DISP.
Menu Screen
FOCUS
AUTO
EXPOSURE
AUTO
WIDE
OFF
S . LX
OFF
TITLE
DATE TIME DISP.
4RETURN
CONGRATULATIONS
•If you wish to make the title indication disappear,
select “OFF”.
5 CLOSE MENU SCREEN
The Menu Screen reappears with the highlight bar on
“RETURN”. Then press the Select Dial to close the
Menu Screen.
4RETURN
TITLE
OFF
HAPPY BIRTHDAY
OUR VACATION
MERRY CHRISTMAS
A SPECIAL DAY
HAPPY HOLIDAYS
OUR NEW BABY
WEDDING DAY
CONGRATULATIONS
EXIT
4 SELECT THE DESIRED MODE
TITLE Menu
RECORDING
Press the Select Dial to display the Menu Screen.
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RECORDING Advanced Features (cont.)
EN
Using Menu For Detailed Adjustment
This camcorder is equipped with an easy-to-use,
on-screen menu system that simplifies many of the more
detailed camcorder settings.
Select Dial
1 SELECT OPERATION MODE
2 ACCESS MENU SCREEN
Turn the Power Switch to “PRO.”.
MENU Button
Display
(ex. Menu Screen available
using the MENU Button)
4NEXT
M .W. B .
D . ZOOM
TELE MACRO
DATE TIME
TAPE LENGTH
AUTO
ON
OFF
Menu Screen 1
3 SELECT FUNCTION
T30
Rotate the Select Dial to place the highlight bar on
the desired function.
4RETURN
Menu Screen 2
4BACK
REC. TIME
INT. TIME
TALLY LAMP
TITLE LANG.
JLIP ID NO
DEMO MODE
OFF
OFF
ON
ENGLISH
06
OFF
TITLE LANG.
•To go from Menu Screen 1 to Menu Screen 2, rotate the
Select Dial to “NEXT” and press it. To go back to Menu
Screen 1 from Menu Screen 2, rotate the Select Dial to
“BACK”, and press it.
•If the setting you want cannot be found in the Menu
Screen, place the highlight bar on “RETURN”, then go
to step 6.
4 MAKE SETTING
4RETURN
ENGLISH
FRENCH
SPANISH
PORTUGUESE
Menu access depends on the function you select.
If you select the functions from the “Menu Screen
Available Using The Select Dial” described on
pg. 31 . . .
.... press the Select Dial. The Menu Screen appears.
If you select the functions from the “Menu Screen
Available Using The MENU Button” described on
pg. 31 and 32 . . .
.... press MENU. The Menu Screen appears.
Setting Menu
(ex. TITLE LANG.)
Press the Select Dial. The setting procedure depends
on the function you select.
If you select “FOCUS”, “EXPOSURE”, “TITLE”,
“DATE/TIME DISP.” or “DATE/ TIME” . . .
.... see respective pages (FOCUS: Z pg. 34, 35,
EXPOSURE: Z pg. 33, TITLE: Z pg. 29,
DATE/TIME DISP.: Z pg. 28, DATE/TIME: Z pg. 11).
If you select “WIDE”, “D.ZOOM”, “TELE MACRO”
or “DEMO MODE” . . .
.... the selected function’s parameter starts blinking.
Rotate the Select Dial until the desired parameter
appears. Go to step 5.
EXIT
4BACK
REC. TIME
INT. TIME
TALLY LAMP
TITLE LANG.
JLIP ID NO
DEMO MODE
If you select “JLIP ID NO.” . . .
OFF
OFF
ON
FRENCH
06
OFF
4RETURN
Normal Screen
.... press the Select Dial so that the number blinks, then
rotate it until the desired number appears, and press
it. Then rotate the Select Dial to move the highlight
bar to “EXIT”.
If you select any other functions . . .
.... rotate the Select Dial to move the highlight bar to the
desired setting.
• If you decide you want to return to the previous
setting, rotate the Select Dial to move the highlight
bar to “EXIT”.
NOTE:
5 END SETTING
No menu functions except “FOCUS” and
“EXPOSURE” are available while in the Record
mode.
6 CLOSE MENU SCREEN
Press the Select Dial. The Menu Screen reappears
with the highlight bar on “RETURN”.
Press the Select Dial. The normal screen reappears.
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FOCUS
EXPOSURE
WIDE
S.LX
AUTO
Adjusts focus automatically.
MANU
Allows you to adjust focus manually (Z pg. 34, 35).
AUTO
Adjusts exposure automatically.
MANU
Allows you to adjust exposure manually (Z pg. 33).
OFF
Does not display black bars.
ON
Allows you to record black bars at the top and bottom of the screen
to produce a cinema-like “wide-screen” effect.
If a snapshot (Z pg. 24) is taken while the camcorder is in the
WIDE mode, the snapshot image is recorded using NORMAL
mode without the black bars at the top and bottom of the screen.
MAX
To record a subject in a darkly lit environment, when it is more
convenient to shoot the subject with a brighter image even if the
picture becomes slightly coarse.
NORMAL
To record a subject in a dimly lit environment, when it is more
convenient to shoot with a less coarse picture although the
subject becomes slightly dark. This setting is suitable for
measuring sensitivity conforming to EIA-639 (EIA* Standard for
Low Light Sensitivity Measurement).
*EIA : Electronic Industries Alliance
OFF
Allows you to shoot dark scenes with no picture brightness
adjustment.
TITLE
Allows you to superimpose one of eight preset titles (Z pg. 29).
DATE/TIME DISP.
Makes the date/time settings appear in the camcorder or on a connected monitor
(Z pg. 28).
Menu Screen Available Using The MENU Button
This Menu Screen cannot be accessed while recording.
M.W.B.
AUTO
: FINE
: CLOUD
: HALOGEN
MWB
D. ZOOM
TELE MACRO
ON
Allows you to use the Digital Zoom. By digitally processing and
magnifying images, zooming is possible from 16 times (the optical
zoom limit), to a maximum of 320 times digital magnification.
OFF
Digital Zoom is not available. Only optical zoom (maximum
16x magnification) can function. When set to “OFF” during
Digital Zoom, zoom magnification changes to 16x.
OFF
Usually the distance to a subject where the lens is in focus
depends on the zoom magnification. Unless there is a distance of
more than 1m (3.3 ft.) to the subject, the lens is out of focus at the
maximum telephoto setting. When set to “ON”, you can shoot a
subject as large as possible at a distance of approx. 60 cm (2 ft.).
• Depending on the zoom position, the lens may go out of focus.
ON
: Factory-preset
This camcorder’s Automatic Color Temperature system senses
the color temperature of the ambient lighting for automatic
white balance adjustment. However, precise color adjustment is
not possible under the following conditions:
• When an object is in various shades of the same color.
• When a predominantly red or brown object is being shot outdoors.
In these cases, use the camcorder’s built-in preset filters for
white balance adjustment (Z pg. 36, 37).
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RECORDING
MENU SCREEN EXPLANATIONS
Menu Screen Available Using The Select Dial
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RECORDING Advanced Features (cont.)
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Menu Screen Available Using The MENU Button (cont.)
DATE/TIME
Allows you to set the current date and time (Z pg. 11).
TAPE LENGTH
Allows you to set the tape length depending on the tape used (Z pg. 12).
REC TIME
This feature allows you to set the parameters for Animation and Time-Lapse
recording (Z pg. 39).
INT. TIME
This feature allows you to set the parameters for Self-Timer (Z pg. 38) and TimeLapse recording ( Z pg. 38, 39).
TALLY LAMP
OFF
The tally lamp remains off at all times.
ON
The tally lamp comes on to signal the start of recording.
TITLE LANG.
Allows you to select the language (ENGLISH, FRENCH, SPANISH or PORTUGUESE)
of Instant Titles (Z pg. 29).
JLIP ID NO.
This number is necessary when connecting the camcorder to a device such as a computer
using the J terminal (JLIP). The numbers range from 01 to 99. Factory setting is 06.
DEMO MODE
OFF
Automatic demonstration will not take place.
ON
Demonstrates certain functions such as Fade/Wipe, etc. When
“DEMO MODE” is set to “ON” and the Menu Screen is closed,
the demonstration starts.
NOTES:
● When a tape whose Erase Protection tab is in the position that
allows recording is loaded in the camcorder, demonstration is
not available.
● By turning off the camcorder or inserting a tape whose Erase
Protection tab is in the position that allows recording into it,
“DEMO MODE” is set to “OFF” automatically.
● During the demonstration, all functions except zoom are
disabled.
: Factory-preset
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Exposure Control
This feature automatically adjusts the iris for the best
available picture quality, but you can override and make
the adjustment manually.
1 SELECT OPERATION MODE
2 ACCESS MENU SCREEN
3 ACCESS “EXPOSURE” MENU
Set the Power Switch to “PRO.”.
Press the Select Dial to display the Menu Screen.
4 ACCESS MANUAL EXPOSURE
Rotate the Select Dial to move the highlight bar to
“MANU”, then press it. “00” (exposure control level
counter) appears.
Select Dial
Power Switch
5 ADJUST EXPOSURE
To brighten the image . . .
.... rotate the Select Dial upward. The exposure
control level counter increases (maximum +06).
Go to step 6.
To darken the image . . .
.... rotate the Select Dial downward. The exposure
control level counter decreases (maximum –06).
Go to step 6.
Display
Menu Screen
FOCUS
AUTO
EXPOSURE
AUTO
WIDE
OFF
S . LX
OFF
TITLE
DATE TIME DISP.
4RETURN
EXPOSURE
6 END ADJUSTMENT OF EXPOSURE
Press the Select Dial. The Menu Screen reappears
with the highlight bar on “RETURN”.
EXPOSURE Menu
AUTO
MANU
7 CLOSE MENU SCREEN
Press the Select Dial. The Menu Screen disappears
and the exposure control level counter reappers to
indicate the exposure is adjusted.
EXIT
NOTES:
00
● To return to the factory setting, select “AUTO” in step 4.
● To re-adjust exposure, repeat the procedure from step 2.
Manual Exposure
Screen
Exposure control
level counter
To brighten the image
–06
–06
+06
To darken the image
RECORDING
Rotate the Select Dial to move the highlight bar to
“EXPOSURE” and press it.
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RECORDING Advanced Features (cont.)
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Focus detection zone
Focusing
AUTO FOCUS
The camcorder’s Full Range AF system offers continuous
shooting ability from close-up to infinity. However, correct
focus may not be obtainable in the situations listed below
(in these cases use manual focusing):
•When two subjects overlap in the same scene.
•When illumination is low.*
•When the subject has no contrast (difference in brightness and darkness), such as a flat, one-color wall, or a
clear, blue sky.*
•When a dark object is barely visible in the viewfinder.*
•When the scene contains minute patterns or identical
patterns that are regularly repeated.
•When the scene is affected by sunbeams or light
reflecting off the surface of a body of water.
•When shooting a scene with a high-contrast background.
” appears.
* The low-contrast warning “
NOTES:
● If the lens is smeared or blurred, accurate focusing is not
possible. Keep the lens clean, wiping with a piece of soft
cloth if it gets dirty. When condensation occurs, wipe
with a soft cloth or wait for it to dry naturally.
● When shooting a subject close to the lens, zoom out first
( Z pg. 20). If zoomed in in the auto focus mode, the
camcorder could automatically zoom out depending on
the distance between the camcorder and the subject.
When Tele Macro ( Z pg. 31) is activated, the
camcorder will not zoom out automatically.
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MANUAL FOCUS
NOTE:
You should already have made the necessary viewfinder
adjustments (Z pg. 15). If you haven’t, do so before
continuing.
1 SELECT OPERATION MODE
2 ACCESS MENU SCREEN
3 ACCESS “FOCUS” MENU
4 ACCESS MANUAL FOCUS
Set the Power Switch to “PRO.”.
Press the Select Dial to display the Menu Screen.
Select Dial
Power Switch
5 ADJUST FOCUS
Display
FOCUS
AUTO
EXPOSURE
AUTO
WIDE
OFF
S . LX
OFF
TITLE
DATE TIME DISP.
Menu Screen
4RETURN
FOCUS
Rotate the Select Dial to move the highlight bar to
“MANU”, then press it. “ ” and “ ” appear. The
focus is locked at this point.
FOCUS Menu
AUTO
MANU
To farther subject . . .
.... rotate the Select Dial upward. “ ” appears and
blinks.
Go to step 6.
To nearer subject . . .
.... rotate the Select Dial downward. “ ” appears
and blinks.
Go to step 6.
6 END ADJUSTMENT OF FOCUS
Press the Select Dial. The Menu Screen reappears
with the highlight bar on “RETURN”.
7 CLOSE MENU SCREEN
Press the Select Dial. The Menu Screen disppears and
“
” reappears to indicate the focus is locked.
EXIT
NOTES:
Manual Focus Screen
● To return to Auto Focus, select “AUTO” in step 4.
● To re-adjust Manual Focus, repeat the procedure from
step 2.
● Be sure to focus the lens in the maximum telephoto
position when you use the Manual Focus mode. If you
focus in on a certain subject in the wide-angle position,
sharply focused images cannot be obtained when
zoomed in because the depth-of-field is reduced at
longer focal lengths.
● When the focus level cannot be adjusted any farther or
closer, “ ” or “ ” will blink.
RECORDING
Press the Select Dial.
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RECORDING Advanced Features (cont.)
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White Balance Adjustment
A term that refers to the correctness of color reproduction
under various lighting. If the white balance is correct, all
other colors will be accurately reproduced.
The white balance is usually adjusted automatically.
However, the more advanced camcorder operator would
prefer to control this function manually and achieve a
more professional color/tint reproduction.
1 SELECT OPERATION MODE
2 ACCESS MENU SCREEN
WHITE BALANCE
3 ACCESS
ADJUSTMENT
Set the Power Switch to “PRO.”.
MENU Button
Press MENU. The Menu Screen appears.
Move the highlight bar to “M.W.B.” by rotating the
Select Dial, then press it. The Menu Screen disappears and the M.W.B. Menu appears.
Select Dial
Power Switch
Move the highlight bar to the required white balance
by rotating the Select Dial.
Display
Menu Screen
4NEXT
M .W. B .
D . ZOOM
TELE MACRO
DATE TIME
TAPE LENGTH
AUTO
ON
OFF
T30
4RETURN
M.W.B.
AUTO
: FINE
: CLOUD
: HALOGEN
MWB
EXIT
4 SET FUNCTION PARAMETERS
M.W.B. Menu
“AUTO”
The white balance is adjusted automatically. This is
the factory preset position.
“
: FINE”
When shooting outdoors on a sunny day.
“
: CLOUD”
When shooting outdoors on a cloudy day.
“
: HALOGEN”
When using a video light or other similar type of
lighting.
“MWB”
When shooting with the white balance already
having been set on the subject (Z pg. 37).
5 CLOSE MENU SCREEN
Press the Select Dial. The Menu Screen reappears
with the highlight bar on “RETURN”. Press the Select
Dial again to close the Menu Screen.
To Return To Automatic White Balance . . .
.... select “AUTO” in step 4. Or set the Power Switch to
“AUTO”.
NOTE:
White balance cannot be used when Sepia ( Z pg. 27) is
activated.
EN
White paper
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Manual White Balance Operation
If the camera is operating in PRO. mode, perform a
Manual White Balance when shooting under various types
of lighting.
MODE
1 SELECT OPERATION
Z
Follow steps 1 through 4 of the white balance
adjustment ( pg. 36), and select “MWB”.
2 SET MANUAL WHITE BALANCE
Hold a sheet of plain white paper in front of the
subject. Adjust zoom or position yourself so that the
white paper fills the screen.
3 ENTER SETTING
•When the setting is completed, “MWB” stops
blinking, and the Menu Screen reappears with the
highlight bar on “RETURN”.
Select Dial
Power Switch
Display
Menu Screen
4NEXT
M .W. B .
D . ZOOM
TELE MACRO
DATE TIME
TAPE LENGTH
AUTO
ON
OFF
M.W.B.
EXIT
Press the Select Dial again to close the Menu Screen.
To Change The Tint For Recording . . .
.... in step 2, substitute colored paper for white. The white
balance is adjusted based on the color, changing the
tint. Red paper — deeper green; blue paper — orange;
yellow paper — deeper purple.
NOTES:
T30
4RETURN
AUTO
: FINE
: CLOUD
: HALOGEN
MWB
4 CLOSE MENU SCREEN
M.W.B. Menu
● In step 2, it may be difficult to focus on the white paper
in some circumstances. In such a case, adjust focus
manually ( Z pg. 35).
● A subject can be shot under various types of lighting
conditions indoors (natural, flourescent, candlelight,
etc.). Because the color temperature is different
depending on the light source, the tint of the subject will
differ depending on the white balance settings. Use this
function for a more natural result.
● Once you adjust white balance during Manual White
Balance operation, the setting is retained even if the
power is turned off or the battery removed.
RECORDING
Press the Select Dial until “MWB” begins blinking.
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RECORDING Advanced Features (cont.)
EN
Self-Timer
You can set the delay between pressing the Recording
Start/Stop button and the actual start of recording. If you
secure the camcorder, you (or whoever is operating the
camcorder) can enter the scene before recording starts.
NOTE:
Make sure the Power Switch is set to “PRO.” and the
camcorder is in the Record-Standby mode before
performing the following steps.
1 ACCESS MENU SCREEN
2 ACCESS “INT. TIME” MENU
MENU Button
Press MENU.
Rotate the Select Dial to move the highlight bar to
“NEXT” in Menu Screen 1 and press it to display
Menu Screen 2. Then, move the highlight bar to “INT.
TIME” and press it.
Select Dial
Recording Start/Stop
Button
Display
4NEXT
M .W. B .
D . ZOOM
TELE MACRO
DATE TIME
TAPE LENGTH
AUTO
ON
OFF
Menu Screen 1
REC. TIME
INT. TIME
TALLY LAMP
TITLE LANG.
JLIP ID NO
DEMO MODE
4 CLOSE MENU SCREEN
5 START DELAYED RECORDING
Press the Recording Start/Stop Button. When the
selected time has elapsed, recording begins automatically.
OFF
OFF
ON
PORTUGUESE
06
OFF
Menu Screen 2
4RETURN
INT. TIME
REC TIME
OFF
15S
30S
1 MIN
5 MIN
OFF
1 4S
1 2S
1 S
5 S
EXIT
EXIT
INT. TIME Menu
REC TIME Menu
INT. TIME indicator
15S
1S
Rotate the Select Dial to move the highlight bar to the
desired time, then press it. The Menu Screen
reappears with the highlight bar on “RETURN”.
Press the Select Dial.
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4RETURN
4BACK
3 SET INTERVAL TIME
REC TIME indicator
INT. TIME and REC TIME indications on the normal
screen
To Cancel Self-Timer . . .
.... Before the recording begins, press the Recording Start/
Stop Button to display “
”, then set “INT.
TIME” in the Menu Screen to “OFF”.
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Animation
Time-Lapse
You can give stationary scenes or objects an illusion
of movement. This function allows you to shoot a
series of pictures, each slightly different, of the same
object for a brief period of time.
You can record sequentially at preset time spans.
Leaving the camcorder aimed at a specific subject,
you can record subtle changes over an extended
period of time.
NOTE:
NOTE:
Before performing the following steps, make sure
that:
● The Power Switch is set to “PRO.”.
● The camcorder is in the Record-Standby mode.
● The recording mode is set to “SP”.
Before performing the following steps, make sure
that:
● The Power Switch is set to “PRO.”.
● The camcorder is in the Record-Standby mode.
● The recording mode is set to “SP”.
1 ACCESS MENU SCREEN
2 SET RECORDING TIME
1 ACCESS MENU SCREEN
INTERVAL BETWEEN
2 SET
RECORDINGS
Rotate the Select Dial to move the highlight bar
to “NEXT” in Menu Screen 1 and press it to
display Menu Screen 2. Then, move the
highlight bar to “REC TIME” and press it. The
REC TIME Menu appears. Rotate the Select Dial
to move the highlight bar to the desired time,
then press it. The Menu Screen reappears with
the highlight bar on “RETURN”. Press the Select
Dial again to close the Menu Screen.
3
START RECORDING
Press the Recording Start/Stop Button after
focusing on the subject. The recording stops
automatically after the selected period of time.
4 ASSEMBLE SERIES OF PICTURES
Repeat step 3 for the desired number of
pictures.
5
RELEASE ANIMATION MODE
Set “REC TIME” in the Menu screen to “OFF”.
NOTES:
● For best results, make sure the camcorder is
secured when shooting in Animation or TimeLapse mode.
● Fade- or wipe-in/out cannot be performed during
Animation or Time-Lapse shooting.
● Before performing other operations following
Animation or Time-Lapse recording, make sure
the Animation or Time-Lapse mode is deactivated.
● Self-Timer, Animation and Time-Lapse are
canceled when the power is shut off or when the
cassette is ejected.
Press MENU.
Rotate the Select Dial to move the highlight bar
to “NEXT” in Menu Screen 1 and press it to
display Menu Screen 2. Then, move the
highlight bar to “INT. TIME” and press it. The
INT. TIME Menu appears. Rotate the Select Dial
to move the highlight bar to the desired time,
then press it. The Menu Screen reappears.
3 SET RECORDING TIME
Rotate the Select Dial to move the highlight bar
to “REC TIME”, then press it. The REC TIME
Menu appears. Rotate the Select Dial to move
the highlight bar to the desired time, then press
it. The Menu Screen reappears with the
highlight bar on “RETURN”. Press the Select
Dial again to close the Menu Screen.
4 START TIME-LAPSE RECORDING
Press the Recording Start/Stop Button. Recording
and intervals alternate automatically.
5 RELEASE TIME-LAPSE MODE
To release when “
” is displayed, set
“REC TIME” and “INT. TIME” in the Menu
Screen to “OFF”. To release when
“
” and “
” are not displayed,
press the Recording Start/Stop Button to display
“
”, then set “REC TIME” and “INT.
TIME” in the Menu Screen to “OFF”.
RECORDING
Press MENU.
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PLAYBACK Basic Playback
EN
REW (2) Button
FF (3) Button
PLAY/PAUSE (4/6)
Button
STOP (5) Button
1 LOAD A CASSETTE
First open the LCD monitor to an angle of over 60
degrees. Slide EJECT to open the cassette holder, then
insert the cassette with the label facing out. Press
PUSH to ensure the holder is closed and locked.
2 SELECT MODE
Make sure the LCD monitor is fully open, then set the
Power Switch to “PLAY”. The power lamp lights.
3 PLAY BACK
Press PLAY/PAUSE (4/6). The playback picture
appears.
4 STOP PLAYBACK
Press STOP (5).
Rewind or Fast-Forward the tape
Press REW (2) to rewind, or FF (3) to fast-forward the
tape during Stop mode.
EJECT Switch
NOTES:
Power lamp
Power Switch
LCD Monitor in Retracted Position
Battery pack remaining power indicator
Tape counter
Recording mode indicator
S ET SP
M 1 : 23 : 45
AT
TAPE END
VOLUNE
LCD monitor/viewfinder
indications
Tape running
indicator
4 :Playback
3 :Fast-Forward/
Forward Search
2 :Rewind/Reverse
Search
6 :Still Playback
● The camcorder shuts off automatically after about 5
minutes in Stop mode. To turn on again, set the Power
Switch to “POWER OFF”, then to “PLAY”.
● When the Power Switch is set to “PLAY” and the LCD
monitor is opened at an angle of 60 degrees or more, the
LCD monitor switches on and the viewfinder switches
off automatically to save power.
● The playback picture can also be viewed in the
viewfinder (with the LCD monitor shut) or on a
connected TV ( Z pg. 44, 45). Camcorder operation is
the same as described in this section.
● You can also view the playback picture on the LCD
monitor with it flipped over and retracted.
● If a blank portion on the tape is played back, the screen
may become black. This is not a malfunction.
PLAYBACK Features
Power Zoom Lever
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41
Adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor
To brighten the image, turn the BRIGHT Dial towards “+”.
To darken the image, turn the Dial towards “–”.
NOTE:
The Bright Level Indicator is displayed under the Date/
Time Display when you play back images recorded in
Wide Mode ( Z pg. 31).
Speaker Volume Control
You can adjust the speaker volume by pushing the Power
Zoom Lever.
BRIGHT Dial
1 ADJUST VOLUME
P.AE Button
EFFECT Button
Display
NOTE:
The Speaker Volume Indicator is displayed under the Date/
Time Display when you play back images recorded in
Wide Mode ( Z pg. 31).
Tracking
This function can be used to eliminate noise bars that
appear on-screen during playback. Initial setting is Auto
Tracking. Manual Tracking is also available.
BRIGHT
BRIGHT
VOLUME
1 ACTIVATE MANUAL TRACKING
Press P.AE and EFFECT simultaneously. Then, press
P.AE or EFFECT as many times as necessary until the
noise bars disappear.
•To return to Auto Tracking, press P.AE and EFFECT
simultaneously. “AT” blinks. When Auto Tracking
finishes, the indication disappears.
NOTES:
● When noise bars appear during playback, the
camcorder enters the Auto Tracking mode and “AT” is
displayed.
● Manual Tracking may not work with tapes recorded on
other VCRs or camcorders.
PLAYBACK
Speaker
If you want to turn up the volume . . .
.... push the Power Zoom Lever towards “T”.
If you want to turn down the volume . . .
.... push the Power Zoom Lever towards “W”.
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PLAYBACK Features (cont.)
EN
Power Switch
FEATURE: Still Playback
PURPOSE:
To pause during playback.
OPERATION:
1) Press PLAY/PAUSE (4/6) during playback.
2) To resume normal playback, press PLAY/PAUSE
(4/6) again.
NOTE:
Noise bars appear and pictures may become
monochrome during Still Playback. This is normal.
FEATURE: Shuttle Search
PURPOSE:
To allow high-speed search in either direction.
OPERATION:
REW (2) Button
FF (3) Button
PLAY/PAUSE (4/6)
Button
STOP (5) Button
COUNTER R/M Button
1) Press FF (3) to search forward or press REW (2)
to reverse during playback.
2) To resume normal playback, press PLAY/PAUSE
(4/6).
NOTES:
● During playback, press and hold REW (2) or
FF ( 3). The search continues as long as you hold
the button. Once you release it, normal playback
resumes.
● Noise bars appear and pictures may become
monochrome or darken during Shuttle Search. This
is normal.
FEATURE: Counter Memory Function
PURPOSE:
To make it easier to locate a specific tape segment.
OPERATION:
1) Press COUNTER R/M and hold for more than
1 second. The counter resets to “0:00:00”.
2) Press COUNTER R/M for less than 1 second. “M”
appears.
3) After recording or playback, press STOP (5), then
REW (2). The tape automatically stops at or close
to 0:00:00.
4) Press PLAY/PAUSE (4/6) to start playback.
NOTES:
● The counter memory functions in the Fast-Forward
and Rewind modes.
● To disable the Counter Memory Function, press
COUNTER R/M for less than 1 second so that “M”
disappears.
PLAYBACK Using The Cassette Adapter
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Cassette Adapter (VHS Playpak)
Use this to play back an VHS-C video cassette recorded
with this camcorder on a VHS VCR. It is fully compatible
with any VHS video cassette recorder. The C-P7U adapter
is battery powered and automatically performs tape
loading and unloading.
1 INSERT BATTERY
Slide the battery cover up to remove it, and install
one “AA(R6)” size battery as shown in the
illustration at left, then reattach the cover.
VCR
2 INSERT CASSETTE IN ADAPTER
Compartment door
Slide the latch to open the adapter compartment
door, then insert the cassette and close the
compartment door.
3 PLAY BACK ON CONNECTED VCR
4 REMOVE CASSETTE FROM ADAPTER
Sliding latch
Compact video cassette
Reels
Recording safety hole
Slide the latch and the compartment door opens
automatically. This may take around 10 seconds. Do
not attempt to force the adapter open. Then, insert
your finger in the hole on the underside of the
adapter as shown in the illustration at left, and push
up and remove the cassette.
NOTES:
● During tape loading and unloading, do not touch the
reels for safety and tape protection.
● During special-effect playback (slow motion, still frame,
etc.), the picture may vibrate or noise bars may appear
on the screen.
● To record on a VCR using a compact cassette and the
adapter, cover the adapter’s recording safety hole with
adhesive tape.
PLAYBACK
Load the cassette adapter into the VCR and play the
tape back as you would any other.
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PLAYBACK Basic Connections And Tape Dubbing
EN
These are some basic types of connections. When making connections, refer also to your VCR and TV
instruction manuals.
A. Connections
Connection to a TV or VCR equipped with an S-VIDEO
Basic
Use optional Video and Audio cables.
TV
To Video Output
To VIDEO IN
Video cable (optional)
To TV or VCR
Audio cable (optional)
To AUDIO IN
To Audio Output
VCR
Connector cover*
A. Connection
to a TV or VCR equipped with an S-VIDEO
Connection
For Tape Dubbing
Use optional Video and Audio cables.
Power Switch
PLAY/PAUSE (4/6)
Button
To Video
Output
Video cable
(optional)
To
VIDEO IN
VCR (Recording deck)
Audio cable (optional)
To Audio Output
Connector cover*
* When connecting the cables, open this cover.
TV
To AUDIO IN
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Basic Connections
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Tape Dubbing
1 CONFIRM POWER-OFF STATUS
1 CONNECT EQUIPMENT
CAMCORDER TO TV OR
2 CONNECT
VCR
2 PREPARE FOR DUBBING
Make sure the camcorder’s power is off.
Following the illustration on pg. 44, connect the
camcorder and the VCR.
Pull out the connector cover and open it.
Connect as shown in the illustration (Z pg. 44).
Set the camcorder’s Power Switch to “PLAY”,
turn on the VCR’s power, and insert the
appropriate cassettes in the camcorder and the
VCR.
3
CONNECT VCR OUTPUT TO TV
INPUT
Refer to your VCR’s instruction manual.
4
5 SELECT MODE
SUPPLY POWER
Turn on the camcorder, the VCR and the TV.
Set the VCR to its AUX input mode, and set the
TV to its VIDEO mode.
NOTES:
● It is recommended to use the AC Power Adapter/
Charger as the power supply instead of the battery
pack ( Z pg. 9).
● To monitor the picture and sound from the
camcorder without inserting a tape, set the
camcorder’s Power Switch to “CAMERA” (“AUTO”
or “PRO.”), then set your TV to the appropriate
input mode.
● Make sure you adjust the TV sound volume to its
minimum level to avoid a sudden burst of sound
when the camcorder is turned on.
● If you have a TV or speakers that are not specially
shielded, do not place the speakers adjacent to the
TV as interference will occur in the camcorder
playback picture.
3 SELECT VCR MODE
Engage the VCR’s AUX and Record-Pause
modes.
4 FIND EDIT-IN POINT
Engage the camcorder’s Play mode to find a spot
just before the edit-in point. Once it is reached,
press PLAY/PAUSE (4/6) on the camcorder.
5 START EDITING
Press PLAY/PAUSE (4/6) on the camcorder and
engage the VCR’s Record mode.
6 STOP EDITING TEMPORARILY
Engage the VCR’s Record-Pause mode and press
PLAY/PAUSE (4/6) on the camcorder.
7 EDIT MORE SEGMENTS
Repeat steps 4 through 6 for additional editing,
then stop the VCR and camcorder when
finished.
PLAYBACK
If using a VCR . . . go to step 3.
If not . . . go to step 4.
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USER MAINTENANCE
EN
LENS COVER Open/Close Ring
BATTERY RELEASE
Set to “POWER OFF”.
After Use
1
2
Set the Power Switch to “POWER OFF” to turn off
the camcorder.
3
4
5
6
Close and lock the cassette holder by pressing PUSH.
Open the LCD monitor to an angle of over 60
degrees. Slide EJECT to open the cassette holder, then
remove the cassette.
Close and lock the LCD monitor.
Slide BATTERY RELEASE to remove the battery pack.
Turn the LENS COVER Open/Close Ring to close
the lens cover.
Cleaning The Camcorder
1 CLEAN EXTERIOR
Wipe gently with a soft cloth.
Remove.
PUSH
EJECT
•Put cloth in diluted mild soap and wring it well to
wipe off heavy dirt, then wipe again with a dry
cloth.
2 CLEAN LCD MONITOR
Open the LCD monitor and wipe it gently with a soft
cloth. Be careful not to damage the monitor. Close
the LCD monitor.
3 CLEAN LENS
Blow it with a blower brush, then wipe it gently with
lens cleaning paper.
4 REMOVE EYEPIECE
5 CLEAN VIEWFINDER
6 RE-ATTACH EYEPIECE
Turn the eyepiece counterclockwise and pull it out.
Remove dust using a blower brush.
Re-attach the eyepiece and turn it clockwise.
NOTES:
● Avoid using strong cleaning agents such as benzine or alcohol.
● Cleaning should be done only after the battery pack has been removed or other power units have been
disconnected.
● Mold may form if the lens is left dirty.
● When using a cleaner or chemically treated cloth, refer to the cautions that came with it.
● When removing the eyepiece, be sure to hold the viewfinder securely.
TROUBLESHOOTING
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If, after following the steps in the chart below, the problem still exists, please consult your JVC dealer.
The camcorder is a microcomputer-controlled device. External noise and interference (from a TV, a radio,
etc.) might prevent it from functioning properly. In such cases, first disconnect its power supply unit (battery
pack, AC Power Adapter/Battery Charger, etc.) and clock battery; and then re-connect it and proceed as
usual from the beginning.
SYMPTOM
POSSIBLE CAUSE(S)
POWER
No power is supplied.
● The battery pack has not been attached correctly
( Z pg. 8).
● The battery pack is not charged (Z pg. 8).
● The power supply has not been correctly connected
( Z pg. 9).
The power suddenly goes off and
does not come back on by itself.
● The battery pack has completely discharged.
● Remove the cassette and disconnect the power source, then
after a few minutes, try turning the power back on. If it still
does not come on, consult your nearest JVC dealer.
RECORDING
Recording cannot be performed.
● Make sure the Erase Protection tab is in the position that
allows recording. If not, slide the tab. Some cassettes have
removable tabs. If the tab has been removed, cover the
hole with adhesive tape.
Recording does not start.
● The camcorder Power Switch has not been set to
“CAMERA” (“AUTO“ or “PRO“.) (Z pg. 16).
Animation or Time-Lapse is not
available.
● Before recording in the Animation mode at the very
beginning of a tape, set the camcorder to the Recording
mode for about 5 seconds, so that the tape runs smoothly.
Using the Fade-in function at this point is a good way to
begin an animated program (Z pg. 39).
PLAYBACK
The tape is running, but there is no
playback picture.
● The TV has not been set to its VIDEO mode or channel.
● If A/V connection is used, the TV’s VIDEO/TV Switch has
not been set to VIDEO.
Playback picture is blurred or
interrupted.
● The video heads are dirty or worn out. Consult your nearest
JVC dealer for head cleaning or replacement.
The counter indication is blurred
during Still playback.
● This is normal.
TAPE TRANSPORT
The tape stops during fast-forward or
rewind.
● The Counter Memory Function has been activated
( Z pg. 42).
Rewinding or fast-forwarding cannot
be performed.
● The tape is already fully wound on one reel or the other.
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TROUBLESHOOTING (cont.)
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SYMPTOM
POSSIBLE CAUSE(S)
OTHER
During recording, the indications do
not appear.
● Press DISPLAY for longer than 1 second to make the
indications appear (Z pg. 17).
The tape will not eject.
● The battery pack is running low.
● If the LCD monitor is not open over 60 degrees, the EJECT
Switch does not function.
Some functions are not available.
● The Power Switch is set to “AUTO”.
● Certain combinations of modes or effects are not possible
to use.
Vertical white lines appear when
shooting a very bright object.
● This sometimes occurs when the contrast between the
background and the object is great. It is not a defect of the
camcorder.
Bright, crystal-shaped spots appear in
the LCD monitor and the viewfinder.
● Sunlight is directly entering the lens. This is not a defect of
the camcorder.
The rear of the LCD monitor is hot.
● The light used to illuminate the LCD monitor causes it to be
hot. Close the LCD monitor to turn it off or set the Power
Switch to “OFF”, and let the unit cool down.
Colored bright spots appear all over
the LCD monitor or the viewfinder.
● The LCD monitor and the viewfinder are made with highprecision technology. However, black spots or bright spots
of light (red, green or blue) may appear constantly on the
LCD monitor or in the viewfinder. These spots are not
recorded on the tape. This is not due to any defect of the
unit. (Effective dots: more than 99.99 %.)
The indicators and the picture color
on the LCD monitor are not clear.
● This may occur when the surface or the edge of the LCD
monitor is pressed.
The LCD monitor, the viewfinder and
the lens have become dirty (ex.
fingerprints).
● Wipe them gently with a soft cloth. Gently wipe in a
semicircular motion, as wiping strongly spreads the stain
and it won’t come out easily.
The picture is blurred in the Quick
Review or Retake mode.
● This is normal while recording in the EP mode. Some noise
may be present while recording in the SP mode (Z pg. 12).
An error number (i.e. E03) appears.
● Turn the camcorder’s power off, then disconnect the power
source. After a few minutes, try turning the power on again.
If the error number still appears in the viewfinder, consult
your nearest JVC dealer.
The image is out of focus.
● The diopter needs to be adjusted (Z pg. 15).
● The scene being shot is adversely affecting the operation of
Auto Focus (Z pg. 34).
The date and time displays
disappear.
● If you remove the power source from the camcorder while
the power is on, all settings and selections are erased. Make
sure to turn the camcorder’s power off before disconnecting
the power source.
The wrong date and time are
displayed/recorded.
● If you have not performed Date/Time Setting ( Z pg. 11),
the date and time are not displayed/recorded correctly. Be
sure that Date/Time setting is carried out.
Even though the lens cover is open,
the Lens Cover Warning indicator
blinks.
● The Lens Cover Warning indicator may blink when the
camcorder is used in dark areas, regardless of the position
of the lens cover.
INDEX Indications
1
EN
2 3
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4
5
6
7
9
!
#
8
0
@
30MIN
S T30
FINE 10
REC SP
FADER
NORM
01
2
LENS COVER
PAUSE
20X
15S
INDEX
TAPE END
5S
BRIGHT
MERRY CHRISTMAS
DEC 25. 99 AM 11 : 45 : 18
1 Cassette Warning/
Tape Remaining Time .......................... Z pg. 17
When no cassette is inserted: the cassette (
)
warning blinks.
When the Erase Protection tab is not in the position
that allows recording: the cassette (
) warning
lights. Otherwise, the tape remaining time is
displayed and the tape remaining time warning
blinks when the tape is about to reach its end.
When the Power Switch is set to “PLAY” and a
tape is loaded: the cassette (
) mark is displayed
regardless of the Erase Protection tab’s position.
2 Recording Mode (SP/EP) Indicator ........ Z pg. 12
3, 7 Program AE Indicator ...................... Z pg. 26
Displayed at 3 for approx. 2 seconds when
Program AE with special effects is switched from
one mode to another by pressing P.AE., then only
the indicator remains at 7.
3, 8 Fade/Wipe-Standby Indicator .......... Z pg. 25
Displayed at 3 for approx. 2 seconds when the
Fade/Wipe is switched from one effect to another
by pressing EFFECT, then only the indicator
remains at 8.
4 Tape Length Indicator .......................... Z pg. 12
5 Zoom Indicator Bar ............................. Z pg. 20
Zoom Level Indicator
Approximate Zoom Ratio
6 Recording Indicator ............................. Z pg. 16
9 Picture Stabilizer Indicator ................... Z pg. 22
0 Interval Timer/Recording Time Indicator Z pg. 38
! •Bright Level Indicator ........................ Z pg. 41
•Speaker Volume Indicator ................. Z pg. 41
@ Instant Title Display ............................. Z pg. 29
# Date/Time Display ............................... Z pg. 28
$
^
*
%
&
(
1X
a
)
b
$ Battery Pack Remaining Power Indicator
Changes as follows according to the battery
pack’s remaining power level:
“
”. When the power is
almost gone, the indicator “
” blinks (battery
power warning), then the unit shuts off. Replace
the battery pack with a fully charged one.
Note: The symbol containing 3 darkened squares —
— does not necessarily mean that the battery
pack is fully charged.
Focus Indicator .................................... Z pg. 35
Exposure Control Level Counter ........... Z pg. 33
White Balance Mode Indicator ............ Z pg. 36
•Record–Standby Mode Indicator ....... Z pg. 16
•Lens Cover Warning:
LENS COVER .................................... Z pg. 17
( Clock Battery Warning
Blinks for approx. 10 seconds when the power is
turned on. This display also blinks when the clock
(lithium) battery is either not installed or has
discharged. Install or replace the old battery with
a new one ( Z pg. 10).
) • Tape End Display: TAPE END ............ Z pg. 17
Appears when the end of the tape is reached
during playback, recording or fast-forward.
• Condensation Warning:
When this indication appears, all functions
except tape eject and power on/off are disabled.
Turn the unit off (without removing the power
source) for a few hours, and when you turn it on
again the indication should disappear.
• Head Clog Warning:
Appears if dirty heads are detected during
recording. In such a case, use the optional
Cleaning Cassette. If, after using it, the problems
still exist, consult your nearest JVC dealer.
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INDEX Controls, Connectors And Indicators
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p
Q
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Controls
Connectors
1 Diopter Adjustment Control ................. Z pg. 14
2 Lens Cover Open/Close Ring ................ Z pg. 16
3 Video Light Switch
q DC IN Jack ............................................ Z pg. 9
The connectors w to r are located beneath the
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
!
@
#
$
%
^
&
*
(
)
[LIGHT OFF/AUTO/ON] ...................... Z pg. 23
Snapshot Button [SNAPSHOT] ............. Z pg. 24
•Power Zoom Lever [T/W] .................. Z pg. 20
•Speaker Volume Control [VOL.] ........ Z pg. 41
Picture Stabilizer Button
[P.STABILIZER] ..................................... Z pg. 22
Program AE Button [P.AE] ..................... Z pg. 26
Fade/Wipe Button [EFFECT] ................. Z pg. 25
•Rewind Button [2, REW] ................ Z pg. 40
•Retake Rewind Button [RETAKE R] ..... Z pg. 21
•Quick Review Button [ R] ............. Z pg. 21
•Fast-Forward Button [3, FF] ............ Z pg. 40
•Retake Forward Button [RETAKE F] .... Z pg. 21
Stop Button [5, STOP] ......................... Z pg. 40
Play/Pause Button
[4/6, PLAY/PAUSE] ............................. Z pg. 40
•Select Dial [+, –, PUSH] .............. Z pg. 11, 30
•Bright Dial [BRIGHT] ........................ Z pg. 19
MENU/DISPLAY Button ................. Z pg. 17, 30
•Counter Reset/Memory Button
[COUNTER R/M] .............................. Z pg. 42
•Recording Mode Button [SP/EP] ......... Z pg. 12
EJECT Switch ....................................... Z pg. 13
Recording Start/Stop Button .................. Z pg. 16
Power Switch ................................ Z pg. 16, 40
Battery Release Switch
[BATTERY RELEASE] .............................. Z pg. 8
PUSH Button ....................................... Z pg. 13
cover.
w Video Output Connector ...................... Z pg. 44
e Audio Output Connector ..................... Z pg. 44
r J Terminal [JLIP (Joint Level Interface Protocol)
Connector]
• It is used to connect the camcorder to a device
such as a personal computer.
For further details consult your nearest JVC
dealer.
• JLIP-controlled editing from camcorder to VCR
is not possible if the VCR is not equipped with a
J terminal.
Indicators
t Tally Lamp ........................................... Z pg. 16
y Power Lamp ........................................ Z pg. 16
Other Parts
u Battery Pack Mount ............................... Z pg. 8
i Viewfinder ........................................... Z pg. 14
o Grip Strap ............................................ Z pg. 14
p Camera sensor
Be careful not to cover this area; a sensor
necessary for shooting is built-in here.
Q Video Light .......................................... Z pg. 23
W Microphone
For use when recording.
E Eyepiece .............................................. Z pg. 46
R Speaker ............................................... Z pg. 41
T LCD Monitor ....................................... Z pg. 19
Y Shoulder Strap Eyelets .......................... Z pg. 15
U Clock Battery Slot ................................ Z pg. 10
I Tripod Mounting Socket ....................... Z pg. 15
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INDEX Terms
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A
AC Power Adapter/Charger ..................... Z pg. 8, 9
Animation Recording ................................ Z pg. 39
Auto Date Record ..................................... Z pg. 28
Auto Focus ............................................... Z pg. 34
Auto Shut off ...................................... Z pg. 17, 40
B
Battery Pack ..................................... Z pg. 8, 9, 53
Brighten The LCD Monitor ........................ Z pg. 19
C
N
ND Effect Mode ........................................ Z pg. 27
Nega/Posi Mode ....................................... Z pg. 27
P
Picture Stabilizer ...................................... Z pg. 22
Power Switch Position .............................. Z pg. 16
Program AE With Special Effects ................ Z pg. 26
Provided Accessories .................................. Z pg. 6
Q
Quick Review .......................................... Z pg. 21
Car Battery ................................................. Z pg. 9
Charge Marker ............................................ Z pg. 9
Charge The Battery Pack ............................. Z pg. 8
Clean The Camcorder ............................... Z pg. 46
Clock (Lithium) Battery ............................. Z pg. 10
Connections ......................................... Z pg. 9, 44
Record-Standby ........................................ Z pg. 16
Recording Mode ....................................... Z pg. 12
Retake ...................................................... Z pg. 21
Rewind The Tape ...................................... Z pg. 40
D
S
Darken The LCD Monitor ......................... Z pg. 19
Date/Time Display .................................... Z pg. 28
Date/Time Settings .................................... Z pg. 11
Demonstration Mode ................................ Z pg. 32
Digital Zoom ............................................ Z pg. 31
Discharge The Battery Pack ........................ Z pg. 8
Diopter Adjustment .................................. Z pg. 15
Dubbing ................................................... Z pg. 45
E
Electronic Fog Filter Mode ........................ Z pg. 27
Erase Protection ........................................ Z pg. 13
Exposure Control ...................................... Z pg. 33
F
Fade-In/Out .............................................. Z pg. 25
Fast-Forward Tape .................................... Z pg. 40
G
Grip Adjustment ....................................... Z pg. 14
H
High Speed Shutter Mode ......................... Z pg. 27
I
Instant Titles ............................................. Z pg. 29
Interface Shooting ..................................... Z pg. 19
R
Self-Recording .......................................... Z pg. 19
Self-Timer ................................................. Z pg. 38
Sepia ....................................................... Z pg. 27
Shoulder Strap Attachment ........................ Z pg. 15
Shuttle Search ........................................... Z pg. 42
Snapshot Mode ........................................ Z pg. 24
Specifications ........................................... Z pg. 55
Still Playback ............................................ Z pg. 42
Super LoLux (S.LX) .................................... Z pg. 31
T
Tally ......................................................... Z pg. 32
Tape Counter ............................................ Z pg. 40
Tape Length Setting ................................... Z pg. 12
Tele Macro ............................................... Z pg. 31
Time-Lapse Shooting ................................ Z pg. 39
Tracking ................................................... Z pg. 41
Tripod Mounting ....................................... Z pg. 15
Twilight .................................................... Z pg. 27
U
Unload A Tape .........................................
Z pg. 13
V
Video Light ............................................... Z pg. 23
W
J
Journalistic Shooting ................................. Z pg. 19
White Balance .................................... Z pg. 36, 37
Wide Mode .............................................. Z pg. 31
Wipe In/Out ............................................. Z pg. 25
L
Z
LCD Monitor/Viewfinder Indications ......... Z pg. 49
Load A Tape ............................................. Z pg. 13
M
Manual Focus ........................................... Z pg. 35
Menu Screen ..................................... Z pg. 31, 32
Zooming .................................................. Z pg. 20
CAUTIONS
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General Battery Precautions
DANGER:
Video Light
• The video light becomes extremely hot. Do not touch
it either while in operation or soon after turning it off,
otherwise serious injury may result.
• Do not place the camcorder into the carrying case
immediately after using the video light, since it
remains extremely hot for some time.
• When operating, keep a distance of about 30 cm
(1 ft.) between the video light and people or object.
• Do not use near flammable or explosive materials.
• It is recommended that you consult your nearest JVC
dealer for replacing the video light.
When using the AC Power Adapter/Charger in areas
other than the USA
n The provided AC Power Adapter/Charger features
automatic voltage selection in the AC range from
110 V to 240 V.
USING HOUSEHOLD AC PLUG ADAPTER
In case of connecting the unit’s power cord to an AC
wall outlet other than American National Standard C73
series type use an AC plug adapter, called a “Siemens
Plug”, as shown.
For this AC plug adapter, consult your nearest JVC
dealer.
Plug adapter
• When the C-P6U or C-P7U (cassette adapter) is not
functioning even when correctly operated, the battery
is exhausted. Replace it with a fresh one.
• Use only the following battery:
C-P6U or C-P7U ....................... AA (R6) size
Please make note of the following rules for battery use.
When misused, the battery can leak or explode.
1. Refer to the C-P6U/C-P7U instructions when
replacing the battery.
2. Do not expose the battery to excessive heat as it can
leak or explode.
3. Do not dispose of the battery in a fire.
4. Remove the battery from the unit if it is to be stored
for an extended period to avoid battery leakage which
can cause malfunctions.
Battery Packs
The supplied battery pack is a
nickel-cadmium battery. Before using
the supplied battery pack or an optional
battery pack, be sure to read the
following cautions:
1. To avoid hazard . . .
....do not burn.
....do not short-circuit the terminals.
....do not modify or disassemble.
....use only specified chargers.
Terminals
2. To prevent damage and prolong service life . . .
INFORMATION
This device complies with Part 15 of FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired
operation. Change or modifications not approved by the
party responsible for compliance could void the user’s
authority to operate the equipment. This equipment has
been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and
used in accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to
correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit
different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
....do not subject to unnecessary shock.
....avoid repeated charging without fully discharging.
....charge in an environment where temperatures are
within the tolerances shown in the chart below.
This is a chemical reaction type battery—cooler
temperatures impede chemical reaction, while
warmer temperatures can prevent complete
charging.
....store in a cool, dry place. Extended exposure to
high temperatures will increase natural discharge
and shorten service life.
....avoid prolonged uncharged storage.
....remove from charger or powered unit when not in
use, as some machines use current even when
switched off.
NOTES:
● It is normal for the battery pack to be warm after
charging, or after use.
Temperature Range Specifications
Charging ................ 10°C to 35°C (50°F to 95°F)
Operation .............. 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage .................. –10°C to 30°C (14°F to 86°F)
● Recharging time is based on room temperature of 20°C
(68°F).
● The lower the temperature, the longer recharging
takes.
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CAUTIONS (cont.)
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Cassettes
To properly use and store your cassettes, be sure to read
the following cautions:
1. During use . . .
.... make sure the cassette bears the VHS-C mark.
.... be aware that recording onto prerecorded tapes
automatically erases the previously recorded
video and audio signals.
.... make sure the cassette is positioned properly
when inserting.
.... do not load and unload the cassette repeatedly
without allowing the tape to run at all. This
slackens the tape and can result in damage.
.... do not open the front tape cover. This exposes the
tape to fingerprints and dust.
2. Store cassettes . . .
.... away from heaters or other heat sources.
.... out of direct sunlight.
.... where they won’t be subject to unnecessary shock
or vibration.
.... where they won’t be exposed to strong magnetic
fields (such as those generated by motors,
transformers or magnets).
.... vertically, in their original cases.
Main Unit
1. For safety, DO NOT . . .
.... open the camcorder’s chassis.
.... disassemble or modify the unit.
.... short-circuit the terminals of the battery pack.
Keep it away from metallic objects when not in use.
.... allow inflammables, water or metallic objects to
enter the unit.
.... remove the battery pack or disconnect the power
supply while the power is on.
.... leave the battery pack attached when the
camcorder is not in use.
2. Avoid using the unit . . .
.... in places subject to excessive humidity or dust.
.... in places subject to soot or steam such as near a
cooking stove.
.... in places subject to excessive shock or vibration.
.... near a television set.
.... near appliances generating strong magnetic or electric
fields (speakers, broadcasting antennas, etc.).
.... in places subject to extremely high (over 40°C or
104°F) or extremely low (under 0°C or 32°F)
temperatures.
3. DO NOT leave the unit . . .
.... in places of over 50°C (122°F).
.... in places where humidity is extremely low. (below
35%) or extremely high (above 80%).
.... in direct sunlight.
.... in a closed car in summer.
.... near a heater.
4. To protect the unit, DO NOT . . .
.... allow it to become wet.
.... drop the unit or strike it against hard objects.
.... subject it to shock or excessive vibration during
transportation.
.... keep the lens directed at extremely bright objects
for long periods.
.... direct the eyepiece of the viewfinder at the sun.
.... carry it by holding the viewfinder or the LCD
monitor. Be sure to hold the main unit with both
hands or use the grip.
.... swing it excessively when using the shoulder
strap.
LCD Monitor
1. To prevent damage to the LCD monitor,
DO NOT . . .
.... push it strongly or apply any shocks.
.... place the camcorder with the LCD monitor on the
bottom.
2. To prolong service life . . .
.... avoid rubbing it with coarse cloth.
3. Be aware of the following phenomena for LCD
monitor use. These are not malfunctions . . .
• While using the camcorder, the surface around the
LCD monitor and/or the back of the LCD monitor may
heat up.
• If you leave power on for a long time, the surface
around the LCD monitor becomes hot.
About moisture condensation . . .
● You may have observed that pouring a cold liquid
into a glass will cause drops of water to form on
the glass’ outer surface. This same phenomenon
occurs on the head drum of a camcorder when it
is moved from a cool place to a warm place, after
heating a cold room, under extremely humid
conditions or in a place directly subjected to the
cool air from an air conditioner.
● Moisture on the head drum can cause severe
damage to the video tape, and can lead to
internal damage to the camcorder itself.
Serious malfunctioning
If malfunctioning occurs, stop using the unit
immediately and consult your local JVC dealer.
SPECIFICATIONS
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Camcorder
General
Format
:
Power source
:
Power consumption
LCD monitor off,
viewfinder on
:
LCD monitor on,
viewfinder off
:
LCD monitor on,
viewfinder on
:
Video light
:
Signal system
:
Video recording system
Luminance
:
Color
:
Cassette
Tape speed
SP
EP
Recording time (max.)
SP
EP
VHS NTSC standard
DC 6.0 V
5.9 W
Operating temperature:
Operating humidity :
Storage temperature :
Weight
:
Dimensions
:
6.4 W
7.0 W
2.9 W
NTSC-type
FM recording
Converted sub-carrier
direct recording
Conforms to VHS standard
cassette
:
: 33.35 mm/sec. (1-5/16 ips)
: 11.12 mm/sec. (7/16 ips)
Pickup
Lens
Viewfinder
White balance
adjustment
LCD monitor
Speaker
0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
35% to 80%
–20°C to 50°C (–4°F to 122°F)
Approx. 890 g (2.0 lbs)
99 (W) x 119 (H) x 198 (D) mm
(3-15/16" x 4-11/16" x 7-13/16")
(with the LCD monitor closed
and with the viewfinder fully
tilted downward)
: 1/4” format CCD
: F1.6, f = 3.9 to 62.4 mm, 16:1
power zoom lens with auto iris
and macro control, filter
diameter 40.5 mm
: Electronic viewfinder with 0.5”
black/white CRT
: Auto/Manual adjustment
: 3” diagonally measured, LCD
panel/TFT active matrix system
: Monaural
: 40 minutes
: 120 minutes (with TC-40)
Connectors
JLIP
: ø3.5 mm, 4-pole, mini-head
jack
(compatible with RC-5325 plug)
Video
Audio
AC Power Adapter/Charger AA-V15U
Power requirement
U.S.A. and Canada : AC 120 V`, 60 Hz
Other countries
: AC 110 V to 240 V`, 50/60
Hz
Power consumption : 23 W
Output
, 1.3 A
Charge
: DC 8.5 V
, 1.8 A
VTR
: DC 6.3 V
Charging system
: Constant current, peak
detection, timer controlled
Dimensions
: 140 (W) x 42 (H) x 68 (D) mm
(5-9/16” x 1-11/16” x 2-11/16”)
Weight
: Approx. 300 g (0.71 lbs)
Cassette Adapter C-P7U
Dimensions
Weight
Accessory
: 188 (W) x 25 (H) x 104 (D) mm
(7-7/16” x 1” x 4-1/8”)
: Approx. 240 g (0.53 lbs)
: “AA (R6)”-size battery x 1
: 1 Vp-p, 75 Ω unbalanced,
analog output
(via Video output connector)
: –8 dBs, 1 kΩ analog output
(via Audio output connector)
Provided Accessories .................. Z pg. 6
Optional Accessories
• Battery Packs BN-V12U, BN-V20U, BN-V856U
• Car Battery Charger BH-V3U
• Battery Charger BH-VC10U
• Car Battery Cord AP-V7U
• Compact VHS-C Cassettes TC-40/30/20
• Active Carrying Bag CB-V7U
• Audio/Video Cable
Some accessories are not available in some areas. Please
consult your nearest JVC dealer for details on accessories
and their availability.
Specifications shown are for SP mode unless otherwise
indicated. E & O.E. Design and specifications subject to
change without notice.
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ESPAÑOL
EN
Marcas
A la toma de
corriente de CA
Indicador
CHARGE (carga)
Alimentación
Esta cámara de video posee un sistema de alimentación de 3
vías que le permite seleccionar la fuente de alimentación más
apropiada.
NOTAS:
● Sin alimentación no hay ninguna función disponible.
● Utilice exclusivamente la alimentación indicada.
● No utilice las unidades de alimentación suministradas con otro
equipo.
Interruptor REFRESH
Indicador REFRESH
CARGA DE LA BATERIA
1 ALIMENTACION
2 COLOCACION DE LA BATERIA
Conecte el cable de alimentación de CA del cargador a
una toma de corriente.
REFRESCADO (REFRESH)
El adaptador de CA se caracteriza por la
función REFRESH que le permite descargar
totalmente la batería antes de recargarla.
Efectúe la función REFRESH después de un
mínimo de 5 cargas.
Para descargar la batería . . .
.... coloque la batería en el adaptador como
se muestra en la ilustración de arriba.
Luego presione REFRESH. El indicador
REFRESH se enciende cuando se inicia la
descarga y se apaga cuando la descarga ha
terminado.
A Enganche.
B Empuje.
Alinee las marcas y deslice la batería en la dirección de
la flecha hasta que quede bloqueada en su lugar.
• El indicador CHARGE comienza a destellar para indicar
que se ha iniciado la carga.
3 EXTRACCION DE LA BATERIA
Cuando el indicador CHARGE deja de destellar y
permanece encendido, la carga ha terminado.
Deslice la batería en el sentido opuesto al de la flecha.
Batería
Tiempo de carga
Tiempo de descarga
BN-V11U
BN-V12U
aprox. 1 h 10 min
aprox. 1 h 10 min
aprox. 3 h 30 min
aprox. 3 h 30 min
BN-V20U
aprox. 1 h 50 min
aprox. 6 h 40 min
USO DE LA BATERIA
1 COLOCACION DE LA BATERIA
Enganche el lado extremo de la batería en la cámara de
video ( ) y empuje la batería hasta que se bloquee en
el lugar ( ).
2 EXTRACCION DE LA BATERIA
Deslice BATTERY RELEASE y extraiga la batería.
BATTERY RELEASE
ATENCION:
Antes de desmontar la fuente de alimentación,
asegúrese que la alimentación de la cámara
de video esté desconectada. El no hacerlo
puede producir un error de funcionamiento
en la cámara de video.
Tiempo de grabación aproximado (unidad: min)
BN-V11U
Monitor LCD
conectado/visor
desconectado
55 (35)
BN-V12U
55 (35)
60 (35)
50 (35)
BN-V20U
95 (60)
100 (60)
85 (55)
Batería
Monitor LCD
desconectado/
visor conectado
60 (35)
Monitor LCD
conectado/
visor conectado
50 (35)
( ) : Cuando está encendida el foco.
Indicador de carga
Indicador de carga
Se incorpora un indicador de carga
sobre la batería para ayudarle a
recordar si ha sido cargada o no.
Los dos colores indicadores (rojo y
negro), le permiten seleccionar la
carga y la descarga.
INFORMACION:
El VU-V856KIT es un juego compuesto de la batería
BN-V856U y del cargador/adaptador de CA AA-V80U. La
batería BN-V856U suministra aprox. 7 horas de tiempo de
grabación cuando el visor está activado y el monitor LCD y el
foco están desactivados. También lea completamente los
manuales de instrucción del VU-V856KIT.
Es imposible cargar la batería BN-V856U utilizando el
cargador/adaptador de CA suministrado. Use el cargador/
adaptador de CA AA-V80U opcional.
GUIA PARA OPERACION RAPIDA
EN
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Si la unidad comienza a funcionar mal, deje de usarla inmediatamente y consulte a su concesionario local de JVC.
INSERCION DEL CASSETTE DE
VIDEO
ALIMENTACION
A Enganche.
B Empuje.
Botón PUSH
BATTERY RELEASE
Conmutador EJECT
Utilización de la batería
Enganche el lado extremo de la batería en la
cámara de video ( ) y empuje la batería hasta
que se bloquee en el lugar ( ).
(Procedimiento para carga, Z p. 8)
Para extraer la batería
Deslice BATTERY RELEASE y extraiga la batería.
REPRODUCCION
1 Abra el monitor LCD a un ángulo mayor de
60 grados.
2 Deslice EJECT para abrir el portacassette.
3 Inserte cassette de video.
4 Presione PUSH para cerrar el portacassette.
(Por más detalles, Z p. 13.)
FILMACION
2 Botón REW (2)
1
Anillo de abertura
del cubreobjetivo
(LENS COVER)
2
Colóquelo en
“AUTO” o “PRO.”.
3 Botón PLAY/
PAUSE (4/6)
Botón STOP (5)
1
Colóquelo en “PLAY”.
1 Ajuste el interruptor de alimentación en “PLAY”.
2 Presione REW (2).
— La cinta se detiene automáticamente al
comienzo de la misma.
3 Presione PLAY/PAUSE (4/6).
— Comienza la reproducción y la imagen
aparece.
•Presione STOP (5) para detener la grabación.
(Por más detalles, Z p. 40.)
•El visor se desconecta automáticamente para
ahorrar energía cuando el monitor LCD es
abierto a un ángulo mayor de 60 grados.
•El monitor LCD se activa/desactiva cuando se
lo abre/cierre a 60 grados aprox.
O simplemente reproduzca la cinta en un
VCR de VHS utilizando el adaptador de
cassette (VHS Playpak). Z p. 43
3 Botón de inicio/parada de grabación
1 Gire el anillo LENS COVER de abertura/cierre
para abrir el cubreobjetivo.
2 Adjuste el interruptor de alimentación en
“AUTO” o “PRO.”.
— La lámpara de alimentación se encenderá
y aparecerá una imagen.
3 Presione el botón inicio/parada de grabación.
— Comenzará la grabación.
•Para detener temporariamente la grabación,
presione nuevamente el botón de inicio/parada
de grabación. (Por más detalles, Z p. 16 a 19.)
•El visor se desconecta automáticamente para
ahorrar energía cuando el monitor LCD es
abierto a un ángulo mayor de 60 grados.
•El monitor LCD se activa/desactiva cuando se
lo abre/cierre a 60 grados aprox.
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FOR SERVICING (Only in U.S.A.)
EN
HOW TO LOCATE YOUR JVC SERVICE CENTER
TOLL FREE: 1-800-252-5722
Dear customer:
In order to receive the most satisfaction from your purchase, read the instruction booklet before
operating the unit. In the event that repair is necessary, or for the address nearest your location,
please refer to the factory service center list below or within the Continental United States, call 1-800252-5722 for your authorized servicer. Remember to retain your Bill of Sale for Warranty Service.
— JVC
JVC SERVICE & ENGINEERING
COMPANY OF AMERICA
DIVISION OF US JVC CORP.
FACTORY SERVICE CENTER LOCATIONS
107 Little Falls Road
Fairfield, NJ 07004-2105
(973) 808-9279
1500 Lakes Parkway
Lawrenceville, GA 30243-5857
(770) 339-2522
705 Enterprise Street
Aurora, IL 60504-8135
(630) 851-7855
5665 Corporate Avenue
Cypress, CA 90630-4727
(714) 229-8011
10700 Hammerly Blvd., Suite 110
Houston, TX 77043-2310
(713) 935-9331
2969 Mapunapuna Place, Suite 101
Honolulu, HI 96819-2000
(808) 833-5828
230 Eliot Street
Ashland, MA 01721-2377
(508) 881-5923
8192 West State Road 84
Davie, FL 33324-4611
(954) 472-1960
890 Dubuque Avenue
South San Francisco, CA 94080-1804
(415) 871-2666
Sophisticated electronic products may require occasional service. Just as quality is a keyword in the
engineering and production of the wide array of JVC products, service is the key to maintaining the
high level performance for which JVC is world famous. The JVC service and engineering organization
stands behind our products.
NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS
JVC SERVICE & ENGINEERING COMPANY OF AMERICA
DIVISION OF US JVC CORP.
107 Little Falls Road
Fairfield, NJ 07004-2105
If you ship the product...
Pack your JVC unit in the original carton or one of equivalent size and strength. Enclose, with the unit,
a letter stating the problem or symptom that exists and also a copy of the receipt or bill of sale you
received when you purchased your JVC unit. Print your home return address on the outside and the
inside of the carton. Send to the appropriate JVC Factory Service Center as listed above.
ACCESSORIES
To purchase accessories for your JVC product, you
may contact your local JVC Dealer.
Or from the 48 Continental United States call toll free:
1-800-882-2345.
Don’t service it yourself.
CAUTION
To prevent electrical shock, do not open the
cabinet. No user serviceable parts inside.
Refer servicing to qualified service personnel.
WARRANTY (Only in U.S.A.)
EN
LIMITED WARRANTY
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CONSUMER VIDEO 1-90
JVC COMPANY OF AMERICA warrants this product and all parts thereof, except as set forth below ONLY TO
THE ORIGINAL PURCHASER AT RETAIL to be FREE FROM DEFECTIVE MATERIALS AND WORKMANSHIP
from the date of original retail purchase for the period as shown below. (“The Warranty Period”)
PARTS
1 YR
LABOR
90 DAYS
THIS LIMITED WARRANTY IS VALID ONLY IN THE FIFTY (50) UNITED STATES, THE DISTRICT OF
COLUMBIA AND IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF PUERTO RICO.
WHAT WE WILL DO:
If this product is found to be defective, JVC will repair or replace defective parts at no charge to the original owner.
Such repair and replacement services shall be rendered by JVC during normal business hours at JVC authorized
service centers. Parts used for replacement are warranted only for the remainder of the Warranty Period. All
products and parts thereof may be brought to a JVC authorized service center on a carry-in basis except for
Television sets having a screen size 25 inches and above which are covered on an in-home basis.
WHAT YOU MUST DO FOR WARRANTY SERVICE:
Return your product to a JVC authorized service center with a copy of your bill of sale. For your nearest JVC
authorized service center, please call toll free: (800) 252-5722.
If service is not available locally, box the product carefully, preferably in the original carton, and ship, insured, with
a copy of your bill of sale plus a letter of explanation of the problem to the nearest JVC Factory Service Center,
the name and location of which will be given to you by the toll-free number.
If you have any questions concerning your JVC Product, please contact our Customer Relations Department.
WHAT IS NOT COVERED:
This limited warranty provided by JVC does not cover:
1. Products which have been subject to abuse, accident, alteration, modification, tampering, negligence, misuse,
faulty installation, lack of reasonable care, or if repaired or serviced by anyone other than a service facility
authorized by JVC to render such service, or if affixed to any attachment not provided with the products, or if
the model or serial number has been altered, tampered with, defaced or removed;
2. Initial installation and installation and removal for repair;
3. Operational adjustments covered in the Owner’s Manual, normal maintenance, video and audio head cleaning;
4. Damage that occurs in shipment, due to act of God, and cosmetic damage;
5. Signal reception problems and failures due to line power surge;
6. Video Pick-up Tubes/CCD Image Sensor, Cartridge, Stylus (Needle) are covered for 90 days from the date of
purchase;
7. Accessories;
8. Batteries (except that Rechargeable Batteries are covered for 90 days from the date of purchase);from the date
of purchase);
There are no other express warranties except as listed above.
THE DURATION OF ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF
MERCHANTABILITY, IS LIMITED TO THE DURATION OF THE EXPRESS WARRANTY HEREIN.
JVC SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR THE LOSS OF USE OF THE PRODUCT, INCONVENIENCE, LOSS OR ANY
OTHER DAMAGES, WHETHER DIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL (INCLUDING, WITHOUT
LIMITATION, DAMAGE TO TAPES, RECORDS OR DISCS) RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THIS PRODUCT,
OR ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY. ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES,
INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE
LIMITED TO THE WARRANTY PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE.
Some states do not allow the exclusion of incidental or consequential damages or limitations on how long an
implied warranty lasts, so these limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific
legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
JVC COMPANY OF AMERICA
DIVISION OF US JVC CORP.
1700 Valley Road
Wayne, N.J. 07470
REFURBISHED PRODUCTS CARRY A SEPARATE WARRANTY, THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT APPLY. FOR
DETAILS OF REFURBISHED PRODUCT WARRANTY, PLEASE REFER TO THE REFURBISHED PRODUCT
WARRANTY INFORMATION PACKAGED WITH EACH REFURBISHED PRODUCT.
For customer use:
Enter below the Model No. and Serial No. which is located either on the rear, bottom or side of the cabinet. Retain
this information for future reference.
Model No.:
Serial No:
Purchase date:
Name of dealer:
EN
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