Operating instructions | Black Box MED100A Modem User Manual

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IMPORTANT
“Unauthorized recording of copyrighted television programmes, video tapes and other materials may infringe the
rights of copyright holders and contravene copyright laws.”
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 TO 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 (service) instructions in the
literature accompanying the appliance.
WARNING:
• TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR SHOCK
HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS EQUIPMENT TO
RAIN OR MOISTURE.
• TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR SHOCK
HAZARD, KEEP THIS EQUIPMENT AWAY FROM ALL
LIQUIDS. USE AND STORE ONLY IN LOCATIONS
WHICH ARE NOT EXPOSED TO THE RISK OF
DRIPPING OR SPLASHING LIQUIDS, AND DO NOT
PLACE ANY LIQUID CONTAINERS ON TOP OF THE
EQUIPMENT.
CAUTION:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD
AND
ANNOYING
INTERFERENCE,
USE
THE
RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES ONLY.
CAUTION:
THE AC RECEPTACLE (MAINS SOCKET OUTLET)
SHALL BE INSTALLED NEAR THE EQUIPMENT AND
SHALL BE EASILY ACCESSIBLE.
TO COMPLETELY DISCONNECT THIS EQUIPMENT
FROM THE AC MAINS, DISCONNECT THE POWER
CORD PLUG FROM THE AC RECEPTACLE.
CAUTION:
Danger of explosion or fire if battery is mistreated.
For Battery Pack
• Replace only with same or specified type.
• Do not disassemble or dispose of in fire.
• Do not store in temperatures over 60 oC (140 oF).
• Use specified charger.
For Battery of Remote Controller
• Replace battery with part No. CR2025 only.
• Do not recharge the battery.
• Do not disassemble or dispose of in fire.
• Do not store in temperatures over 60 oC (140 oF).
Camera-Recorder
The rating plate is on the underside of the CameraRecorder
AC Adapter
The rating plate is on the underside of the AC Adapter.
Disconnect the AC mains plug from the AC mains socket
when not in use.
CAUTION:
In order to maintain adequate ventilation, do not
install or place this unit in a bookcase, built-in cabinet
or any other confined space.
To prevent risk of electric shock or fire hazard due to
overheating, ensure that curtains and any other
materials do not obstruct the ventilation.
CAUTION:
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH WIDE
BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT, FULLY INSERT.
indicates safety information.
Caution regarding laser beams
The CCD may be damaged if it is subjected to light from a laser beam. When using the camera-recorder in locations where laser
irradiation equipment is used, be careful not to allow the laser beam to shine directly on the lens.
Do not continuously record the same scene for a long time.
This camera is designed for making video movies.
If you continuously record the same scene for a long time, like a surveillance camera, the camera may suffer internal damage.
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FCC NOTICE (USA)
Declaration of Conformity
Model Number:
AG-DVC20P
Trade Name:
PANASONIC
Responsible Party:
Panasonic Corporation of North America One Panasonic Way, Secaucus, NJ07094
Support contact:
Panasonic Broadcast & Television Systems Company 1-800-524-1448
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.
To assure continued compliance, follow the attached installation instructions and do not make any unauthorized
modifications.
CAUTION:
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 of the following measures:
Š Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Š Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Š Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
Š Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
The user may find the booklet "Something About Interference" available from FCC local regional offices helpful.
FCC Warning:
To assure continued FCC emission limit compliance, the user must use only shielded interface cables when connecting to
host computer or peripheral devices. Also, any unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment could void the
user’s authority to operate this device.
NOTIFICATION (Canada)
This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numéique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
indicates safety information.
A lithium ion/polymer battery that is recyclable powers the product you have purchased.
Please call 1-800-8-BATTERY for information on how to recycle this battery.
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Important Safeguards
1. Read Instructions — All the safety and operating
instructions should be read before the unit is
operated.
2. Retain Instructions — The safety and operating
instructions should be retained for future reference.
3. Heed Warnings — All warnings on the unit and in
the operating instructions should be adhered to.
4. Follow Instructions — All operating
maintenance instructions should be followed.
and
5. Cleaning — Unplug this video unit from the wall
outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid or aerosol
cleaners. Use a dry cloth for cleaning.
6. Attachments — Do not use attachments not
recommended by the video product manufacturer as
they may be hazardous.
7. Water and Moisture — Do not use this video unit
near water — for example near a bath tub, wash
bowl, kitchen sink, or laundry tub, in a wet
basement, or near a swimming pool, and the like.
8. Accessories — Do not place this video unit on an
unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table. The
video unit may fall, causing serious injury to a child
or adult, and serious damage to the unit. Use only
with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table
recommended by the manufacturer, or sold with the
video unit. Any mounting of the unit should follow the
manufacturer’s instructions and should use a
mounting accessory recommended by the
manufacturer.
An appliance and cart combination
should be moved with care. Quick
stops, excessive force, and uneven
surfaces may cause the appliance
and cart combination to overturn.
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9. Ventilation — Slots and openings in the cabinet are
provided for ventilation and to ensure reliable
operation of the video unit and to protect it from
overheating. These openings must not be blocked or
covered.
Never place the video unit on a bed, sofa, rug, or
other similar surface, or near or over a radiator or
heat register. This video unit should not be placed in
a built-in installation such as a bookcase or rack
unless proper ventilation is provided or the
manufacturer's instructions have been adhered to.
10. Power Sources — This video unit should be
operated only from the type of power source
indicated on the marking label. If you are not sure of
the type of power supply to your home, consult your
appliance dealer or local power company. For video
units intended to be operated from battery power, or
other sources, refer to the operating instructions.
11. Grounding or Polarization — This video unit may be
equipped with either a polarized 2- wire AC
(Alternating Current) line plug (a plug having one
blade wider than the other) or 3-wire grounding type
plug, a plug having a third (grounding) pin.
The 2-wire polarized 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 still fails to fit, contact
your electrician to replace your obsolete outlet.
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized
plug.
The 3-wire grounding type plug will 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.
12. 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 of
plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where
they exit from the unit.
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Important Safeguards (continued)
13. Outdoor Antenna Grounding — If an outside
antenna or cable system is connected to the video
unit, be sure the antenna or cable system is
grounded so as to provide some protection against
voltage surges and builtup static charges. Part 1 of
the Canadian Electrical Code, in USA Section 810 of
the National Electrical Code, provides information
with respect 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.
ANTENNA LEAD IN WIRE
GROUND
CLAMP
ELECTRIC
SERVICE
EQUIPMENT
NEC – NATIONAL
ELECTRICAL CODE
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)
14. Lightning — For added protection of this video unit
receiver 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 video unit due to lightning and power-line
surges.
15. Power Lines — An outside antenna system should
not be located in the vicinity of overhead power lines
or other electric light or power circuits, or where it
can fall into such power lines or circuits. When
installing an outside antenna system, extreme care
should be taken to keep from touching such power
lines or circuits as contact with them might be fatal.
16. Overloading — Do not overload wall outlets and
extension cords as this can result in a risk of fire or
electric shock.
17. Objects and Liquids — Never push objects of any
kind into this video unit 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 onto the video unit.
18. Servicing — Do not attempt to service this video unit
yourself as opening or removing covers may expose
you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all
servicing to qualified service personnel.
19. Damage Requiring Service — Unplug this video unit
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 any liquid has been spilled onto, or objects have
fallen into the video unit.
c. If the video unit has been exposed to rain or
water.
d. If the video unit 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 video unit to its normal
peration.
e. If the video unit has been dropped or the cabinet
has been damaged.
f. When the video unit exhibits a distinct change in
performance – this indicates a need for service.
20. 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.
21. Safety Check — Upon completion of any service or
repairs to this video unit, ask the service technician
to perform safety checks to determine that the video
unit is in safe operating order.
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Contents
Important Safeguards ......................................................... 4
Before using
Standard Accessories......................................................... 7
Optional Accessories .......................................................... 7
Parts identification and handling......................................... 7
Lens cap and grip belt ........................................................ 9
Attaching the shoulder strap ............................................... 9
Using the LCD monitor ....................................................... 9
Using the viewfinder ......................................................... 10
Power supply .................................................................... 10
Charging time and recordable time................................... 11
Inserting/removing a cassette........................................... 12
Turning the camera on...................................................... 13
Selecting a mode .............................................................. 13
Using the screen display................................................... 13
Switching the language..................................................... 14
Using the menu screen..................................................... 14
Setting date and time........................................................ 15
Adjusting LCD monitor/viewfinder..................................... 15
Using the remote control................................................... 16
Record mode
Check before recording ....................................................
Recording on a tape .........................................................
Check the recording..........................................................
Blank search function .......................................................
Zoom in/out function .........................................................
Adjusting the Microphone Sensitivity Level ......................
Recording yourself............................................................
Backlight compensation function ......................................
Night view functions..........................................................
Soft skin mode ..................................................................
Tele-macro function ..........................................................
Fade in/fade out function ..................................................
Wind noise reduction function...........................................
Recording images for wide-screen TVs............................
Image stabilizer function ...................................................
Recording in various situations (Scene mode) .................
Recording in natural colors (White balance).....................
Manual focus adjustment..................................................
Manual shutter speed/aperture adjustment ......................
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Playback mode
Playing back tape .............................................................
Slow-motion playback/frame-by-frame playback ..............
Variable-speed search function ........................................
Playback on TV.................................................................
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27
Edit mode
Copying onto a DVD recorder or a VCR (Dubbing) .......... 28
Using the DV Cable for Recording (Digital Dubbing)........ 29
Audio dubbing................................................................... 30
Menu
Menu list ...........................................................................
Menus related to taking pictures.......................................
Menus related to playback................................................
Other menus .....................................................................
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32
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Others
Indications.........................................................................
Warning/alarm indications ................................................
Functions cannot be used simultaneously........................
Before requesting repair (Problems and solutions) ..........
Cautions for Use ...............................................................
Explanation of terms .........................................................
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Specifications
Specifications.................................................................... 40
ª Carefully read the Operating Instructions and use the
Camera-Recorder correctly.
≥Injury or material damage resulting from any kind of use
that is not in accordance with the operating procedures
explained in these Operating Instructions are the sole
responsibility of the user.
≥The Camera-Recorder uses copyright-protected
technologies and is protected by the patented technologies
and intellectual properties of Japan and the U.S. To use
these copyright-protected technologies, authorization of the
Macrovision Company is required. It is prohibited to
disassemble or modify the Camera-Recorder.
Try out the Camera-Recorder.
Be sure to try out the Camera-Recorder before recording your
first important event and check that it records properly and
functions correctly.
≥All other company and product names in the operating
instructions are trademarks or registered trademarks of their
respective corporations.
The manufacturer is not liable for loss of recorded
contents.
The manufacturer shall in no event be liable for the loss of
recordings due to malfunction or defect of this CameraRecorder, its accessories or cassettes.
Carefully observe copyright laws.
Recording of pre-recorded tapes or discs or other published
or broadcast material for purposes other than your own
private use may infringe copyright laws. Even for the purpose
of private use, recording of certain material may be restricted.
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Pages for reference
Pages for reference are indicated by dashes either side of a
number, for example: -00The menu operation flow is indicated by >> in the description.
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Before using
Before using
Standard Accessories
Parts identification and handling
ª Camera
The followings are the accessories supplied with this product.
(1)
1)
(2)
2)
(3)
(4)
3)
(5)
4)
(6) (7)
(8)
(10)
(9)
CAMERA
5)
AUTO
MANUAL
VCR
FOCUS
POWER
LCD
6)
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
6)
AC adapter, DC input lead, AC mains lead -10Battery pack -10-, -11Remote control, coin-type battery (CR2025) -16Lens cap -9Digital video head cleaner -36Shoulder strap -9-
Optional Accessories
1) AC adapter (AG-B15P)
2) Battery pack (lithium / CGR-D16A/1B / 1600mAh)
3) Wide conversion lens (AG-LW4307P)
(11)
MENU
(12)
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
Focus ring -25White balance sensor -24Recording lamp -32Remote control sensor -16Lens
Lens hood
Lens hood attachment knob
≥Do not attach other conversion lenses in front of the lens
hood; there is no mount to be used for the attachment.
≥When you wish to attach the wide conversion lens
(AJ-LW4307P; optional), MC protector, or ND filter in the
Filter Kit (optional), first of all, loosen the lens hood
attachment knob 1. If the MC protector or ND filter is used,
the lens hood can be mounted on the filter.
≥When you attach the lens hood back, unite the marks and
fasten the lens hood attachment knob 1.
1
≥If you push the [W/T] lever toward [W] during recording with
the filter or conversion lens attached to the camera-recorder,
4 corners of the image may become dark (vignetting). For
details, please refer to the operating instructions of your
accessories.
≥Be sure to keep the lens hood attached to the camerarecorder so as to shut out unnecessary light.
(8) Mode switch [CAMERA/VCR] -13-, -19-, -26(9) Mode selector switch [AUTO/MANUAL/FOCUS]
-18-, -23(10) Cursor buttons -13-, -14/[ENTER] button
3/Playback/Pause button [1/;]
2/Rewind/Review button [6]
4/Stop button [∫]
1/Fast forward/cue button [5]
(11) Power LCD button [POWER LCD] -15Power LCD lamp
(12) Menu button [MENU] -14-
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Before using
(13)
(18)
(14)
(15)
(19)
(16)
(17)
(13) Eyecup -38(14) Viewfinder -10-, -38-
Due to limitations in LCD production
technology, there may be some tiny bright or
dark spots on the Viewfinder screen.
However, this is not a malfunction and does
not affect the recorded picture.
(15) LCD monitor -9-, -38-
(25)
(26)
(27)
(28)
(29)
(30)
(31)
(32)
(33)
Shoulder strap holders -9Sub zoom lever [W/T] -20-, -26Sub recording start/stop button -19Battery eject button [PUSH] -11Battery holder -11Headphone socket [PHONES]
Cassette holder -12Cassette compartment cover -12Cassette eject lever [OPEN/EJECT] -12-
Due to limitations in LCD production
technology, there may be some tiny bright or
dark spots on the LCD monitor screen.
However, this is not a malfunction and does
not affect the recorded picture.
(16)
(17)
(18)
(19)
LCD monitor open button [PUSH OPEN] -9Reset button -33-, -36Eyepiece corrector knob -10Speaker -26(20)
(21)
(34) DC Input socket [DC IN] -10(35) DV terminal [DV] -29-
(22) (23)(24)
(20) Smart accessory shoes
≥The External Stereo Microphone (optional), etc. can be
attached here.
(21) Microphone (built-in, stereo) -20(22) External microphone socket [EXT MIC]
≥Connect with an external microphone or audio equipment.
(When this socket is in use, the built-in microphone does
not operate.)
(23) Zoom lever [W/T] -20-, -26(24) Grip belt -9-
8
≥Connect this to the digital video equipment.
S-Video output socket [S-VIDEO OUT] -27-, -28Video output socket [VIDEO OUT] -27-, -28Audio output sockets [AUDIO OUT] -27-, -28Power lamp -13Recording start/stop button -19Off/On switch [OFF/ON] -13Tripod receptacle
This is a hole for attaching the camera to optional tripod.
(Please carefully read the operating instructions for how to
attach the tripod to the camera.)
(36)
(37)
(38)
(39)
(40)
(41)
(42)
Before using
Lens cap and grip belt
Attaching the shoulder strap
ª Attach the lens cap
To protect the lens surface, attach the lens cap.
We recommend that you attach the shoulder strap before going
out of doors to record so as to avoid dropping the camerarecorder.
1 Pull the end of the shoulder strap through the shoulder
strap holder on the camera-recorder.
ª Adjust the grip belt
Adjust the length of the Grip Belt to the size of your hand.
1 Detach the tip of the grip belt.
2 Fold the tip of the shoulder strap, run it through the
shoulder strap length adjuster, and pull it.
≥Pull it out more than 2 cm 1 from the shoulder strap length
adjuster so that it cannot slip off.
Using the LCD monitor
2 Adjust the length.
3 Reattach the grip belt.
You can record the image while viewing it on the LCD monitor
opened.
1 Press the [PUSH OPEN] button and, at the same time,
bring the LCD Monitor out about 90o in the direction of
the arrow.
≥The viewfinder will go off.
2 Adjust the angle of the LCD monitor as you prefer.
≥It can rotate up to 180o 1 towards the lens or 90o 2
towards the viewfinder.
≥The brightness and color level of the LCD monitor can be
adjusted from the menu.
≥If it is forcibly opened or rotated, the camera may be damaged
or fail.
≥When the LCD monitor is rotated by 180o towards the lens
(when recording yourself), the LCD monitor and the
viewfinder will be simultaneously activated.
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Before using
Using the viewfinder
Power supply
ª Using the viewfinder
1 Pull out the viewfinder and turn it upward/downward by
pinching the viewfinder extension knob.
ª Charging the battery
When this product is purchased, the battery is not charged.
Charge the battery before using this product.
≥Battery charging time (-11-)
≥We recommend using Panasonic batteries.
≥If you use other batteries, we cannot guarantee the quality of
this product.
≥If the DC input lead is connected to the AC adapter, then the
battery will not get charged. Remove the DC input lead from
the AC adapter.
1 Connect the AC mains lead to the AC adapter and the AC
mains socket.
2 Put the battery on the battery mount by aligning the
mark, and then securely plug it in.
ª Adjusting the field of view
1 Adjust the focus by sliding the eyepiece corrector knob.
≥You can adjust the brightness of the viewfinder from the
menu.
ª Charging lamp
Lights up: Charging
Goes off: Charging completed
Flashing: The battery is over discharged (discharged
excessively). In a while, the lamp will light up and
normal charging will start.
When the battery temperature is excessively high
or low, the [CHARGE] lamp flashes and the
charging time will be longer than normal.
ª Connecting to the AC outlet
1 Connect the AC mains lead to the AC adapter and the AC
mains socket.
2 Connect the DC Input Lead to the [DC IN] Socket on the
camera-recorder.
3 Connect the DC input lead to the AC adapter.
≥Do not use the power cord for other equipment since the
power cord is exclusively designed for the camerarecorder. Or do not use the power cord of other equipment
for the camera-recorder.
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Before using
ª Fitting the battery
Push the battery against the battery holder and slide it until it
clicks.
ª Removing the battery
While pushing the [PUSH] button, slide the battery to remove it.
≥Hold the battery with your hand so it does not fall.
Charging time and recordable time
The times shown in the table below show the times at a
temperature of 25 oC (77 oF) and a humidity of 60%. This is just
a guide. If the temperature is higher or lower than the specified
value, the charging time will become longer.
A Charging time
B Maximum continuously recordable time
C Intermittent recordable time
(The intermittent recordable time refers to recordable time
when the recording and stopping operations are repeated.)
“1h 30 min” indicates 1 hour 30 minutes.
≥The times shown in the table are rough estimates. The times
indicate the recordable times when the viewfinder is used.
The times in parentheses indicate the recordable times when
the LCD monitor is used.
≥The recordable time will become shorter in the following
cases:
≥When you use both the viewfinder and the LCD monitor
simultaneously while rotating the LCD monitor frontward to
record yourself, using the 0 lux night view function, etc.
≥When you use this camera with the LCD monitor lit up by
pressing the [POWER LCD] button.
≥The batteries heat up after use or charging. The main unit of
the camera-recorder being used will also heat up. This is
normal.
≥Along with the reduction of the battery capacity, the display
will change:
#
#
#
#
. If the battery discharges, then
(
) will
flash.
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Before using
Inserting/removing a cassette
1 Slide the [OPEN/EJECT] lever and open the cassette
cover.
OPEN/
EJECT
≥When the cover is fully opened, the cassette holder will come
out.
2 After the cassette holder is opened, insert/remove the
cassette.
ª Inserting/removing the cassette
≥When the cassette holder is in action, do not touch anything
except the [PUSH] mark.
≥When inserting a previously recorded cassette, use the blank
search function to find the position where you want to
continue recording. If you overwrite-record on a previously
recorded cassette, be sure to find the position where you
continue recording.
≥Close the cassette cover tightly.
≥When closing the cassette cover, do not get anything, such as
a cable, caught in the cover.
ª Accidental erasure prevention
If the accidental erasure prevention slider 1 of a cassette is
opened (slide in the direction of the [SAVE] arrow), the cassette
cannot be recorded. When recording, close the accidental
erasure prevention slider of the cassette (slide in the direction
of the [REC] arrow).
1
REC
SAVE
≥When inserting a cassette, orient it as shown in the figure,
and then securely insert it as far as it goes.
≥When removing, pull it straight out.
3 Push the [PUSH] mark 1 in order to close the cassette
holder.
1
PUSH
4 Only after the cassette holder is completely housed,
close the cassette cover.
≥After using, make sure to rewind the cassette completely,
remove it, and put it in a case. Store the case in an upright
position. (-38-)
≥When condensation is formed on the lens or the main unit of
the camera-recorder, even if no condensation alarm is
indicated, condensation may have formed on the heads or the
cassette tape. Do not open the cassette cover. (-36-)
ª When the cassette holder does not come out
≥Close the cassette cover completely, and then open it again
completely.
≥Check if the battery has run down.
ª When the cassette holder cannot be housed
≥Set the [OFF/ON] switch to [OFF], then to [ON] again.
≥Check if the battery has run down.
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Before using
Turning the camera on
Using the screen display
When the camera is turned on with the lens cap fitted, the
automatic white balance adjustment may not function properly.
Please turn the camera on after removing the lens cap.
Press the [ENTER] button at the center of cursor buttons, and
icons will be displayed on the screen. Each press switches the
display as follows depending on the mode.
(In the Tape playback mode, the icons will be automatically
displayed on the screen.)
ª How to turn on the power
1 Set the [OFF/ON] switch to [ON].
≥The power lamp lights up.
F ON
OF
1) Tape recording mode
([AUTO/MANUAL/FOCUS] switch is set to [AUTO])
ª How to turn off the power
1 Set the [OFF/ON] switch to [OFF].
≥The power lamp goes off.
F ON
OF
3
4
2
1
3
4
Tele-macro
Soft skin mode
Fade
Backlight compensation
Night view/0 Lux night view
Recording check
-22-22-22-21-21-19-
2) Tape recording mode
([AUTO/MANUAL/FOCUS] switch is set to [MANUAL])
Selecting a mode
1 Set the mode switch to [CAMERA] or [VCR].
4
CAMERA
VCR
[CAMERA]:
[VCR]:
Tape recording mode
Use this when you record the image on a tape.
Tape playback mode
Use this to play back a tape.
1
2
White balance
Shutter speed
Iris or gain value
Select/Adjust
Select/Adjust
-24-
-24-24-
3) Tape playback mode
3
4
2
1
Playback/pause
Stop
Rewind (review playback)
Fast forward (cue playback)
-26-26-26-26-
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Before using
Switching the language
You can switch the language on the screen display or the menu
screen.
1 Set [LANGUAGE] >> select the desired language.
6 Press the [3] or [4] button in order to select the item to
be set.
7 Press the [ENTER] button to determine the setting.
Using the menu screen
For each individual menu, please refer to -31-.
1 Press the [MENU] button.
ª To exit the menu screen
Press the [MENU] button.
ª To get back to the previous screen
Press the [2] button.
MENU
≥The menu corresponding to the mode selected by the
mode switch is displayed.
≥Do not switch the mode switch when the menu is displayed.
2 Press the [3] or [4] button in order to select the top
menu.
ª About the menu setting
≥The menu screen does not appear during recording. And you
cannot record when the menu screen appears.
ª Operating with remote control
The menu screen transition is the same as when the buttons on
the main unit are used.
1 Press the [MENU] button.
VAR.
SEARCH
MENU
ENTER
3 Press the [1] or [ENTER] button to set the selection.
2 Select a menu item.
≥Use the direction buttons (π, ∑, ∏, ∫) and [ENTER]
button in place of the cursor buttons on the main unit.
VAR.
SEARCH
4 Press the [3] or [4] button to select the sub-menu.
MENU
ENTER
3 Press the [MENU] button to exit the menu screen.
5 Press the [1] or [ENTER] button to set the selection.
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Before using
Setting date and time
Adjusting LCD monitor/viewfinder
If the screen shows the incorrect date/time, then adjust it.
≥Set to Tape Recording Mode.
1 Set [BASIC] >> [CLOCK SET] >> [YES].
ª Adjusting the brightness and color level
1 Set [SETUP] >> [LCD SET] or [EVF SET] >> [YES].
2 Press the [2] or [1] button in order to select the item to
be set. Then press the [3] or [4] button to set the
desired value.
≥The year will change as follows:
2000, 2001, ..., 2089, 2000, ...
≥The 24-hour clock is used.
3 Press the [ENTER] button to determine the setting.
≥The clock function starts at [00] seconds.
2 Press the [3] or [4] button in order to select the item to
be adjusted.
[LCD SET]
:
Brightness of the LCD monitor
: Color level of the LCD monitor
[EVF SET]
EVF
: Brightness of the viewfinder
ª About date/time
≥The date and time function are driven by a built-in lithium
battery.
≥Make sure to check the time before recording because the
built-in clock is not very accurate.
3 Press the [2] or [1] button to move the bar indication
ª Recharging the built-in lithium battery
≥If [0] or [--] is indicated when the camera is turned on, then
the built-in lithium battery runs down. Connect the AC adapter
to the camera or place the battery on the camera, and the
built-in lithium battery will be recharged. Leave the camera as
is for approx. 24 hours, and the battery will drive the date and
time for approx. 6 months. (Even if the [OFF/ON] switch is set
to [OFF], the battery is still being recharged.)
≥In order to adjust the brightness of the viewfinder, close the
LCD monitor, and the viewfinder will be activated.
≥When the LCD monitor is rotated by 180° towards the lens,
the brightness of the LCD monitor cannot be adjusted.
≥These settings will not affect the images actually recorded.
representing the brightness.
4 Press the [MENU] or [ENTER] button to complete the
settings.
ª In order to increase the brightness of the entire
LCD monitor
1 Press the [POWER LCD] button.
POWER
LCD
≥The [POWER LCD] lamp lights up.
≥If the [POWER LCD] button is pressed, the entire LCD
monitor will become approx. twice as bright as the normal.
≥Press this button again, and the lamp will go off and the
brightness will revert back to the original brightness.
≥This will not affect the images to be recorded.
≥If you turn on the camera when the AC adapter is used, the
[POWER LCD] function will not be activated.
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Before using
Using the remote control
ª Remote control
Using the remote control supplied will enable controlling almost
all the functions of this camera to be controlled.
(1)
(2)
OSD
DATE/
TIME
PHOTO
SHOT
¥REC
A.DUB
PLAY
FF/W
START/
STOP
ZOOM
(3)
1
(4)
2 Set the coin-type battery (CR2025) with its (i) mark
T
V
/REW
STILL ADV PAUSE STILL ADV
ª Install a coin-type battery
Install the coin-type battery supplied in the remote control
before using it.
1 While pressing the stopper 1, pull out the battery
holder.
W
facing upward and get the battery holder back in place.
VOL
STOP
VAR.
SEARCH
MENU
(5)
ENTER
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
Date/time button [DATE/TIME] -32On-screen display button [OSD] -27Record button [¥REC] -29Audio dubbing button [A.DUB] -30Direction buttons [π, ∑, ∏, ∫] ¢ -14-
OSD
DATE/
TIME
PHOTO
SHOT
¥REC
A.DUB
PLAY
FF/W
Warning
Keep the coin-type battery out of the reach of children.
Never put Coin-Type battery in mouth. If swallowed call
your doctor.
ª Remote control usable range
START/
STOP
ZOOM
T
V
(6)
/REW
STILL ADV PAUSE STILL ADV
(7)
W
VOL
STOP
VAR.
SEARCH
MENU
(8)
(9)
ENTER
≥The distance between the remote control and the camera:
Within approx. 5 m (15 feet)
Angle: Approx. 10o up and 15o down, left, and right
(6) Slow/frame-by-frame forward button [E, D]
(E: reverse, D: forward) -26(7) Zoom/volume button [ZOOM/VOL] ¢
(8) Search button [VAR. SEARCH] -27(9) Menu button [MENU] ¢ -14(10)
OSD
DATE/
TIME
PHOTO
SHOT
START/
STOP
ZOOM
T
(11)
(12)
(13)
V
/REW
¥REC
A.DUB
PLAY
FF/W
STILL ADV PAUSE STILL ADV
(14)
(15)
(16)
W
VOL
STOP
VAR.
SEARCH
MENU
(17)
ENTER
(10)
(11)
(12)
(13)
(14)
(15)
(16)
(17)
Photoshot button [PHOTO SHOT] (not operable)
Rewind/review button [6]
Pause button [;]
Stop button [∫]
Recording start/stop button [START/STOP] ¢
Playback button [1]
Fast forward/cue button [5]
Enter button [ENTER] ¢ -13-, -14¢ means that these buttons function in the same manner as the
corresponding buttons on the camera-recorder.
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Before using
ª Selecting the remote control mode
If 2 cameras are used simultaneously, set the mode for one pair
of camera-recorder and remote control to [VCR1] and that of
the other pair to [VCR2]. This will prevent interference between
the 2 pairs. (The default setting is [VCR1]. When the coin-type
battery is replaced, the setting will revert to the default [VCR1].)
1 Setting on the camera:
Set [SETUP] >> [REMOTE] >> [VCR1] or [VCR2].
2 Setting on the remote control:
STILL ADV PAUSE STILL ADV
2
VOL
STOP
1
VAR
[VCR1]:
Press [D] and [∫] simultaneously. 1
[VCR2]:
Press [E] and [∫] simultaneously. 2
ª Concerning the coin-type battery
≥When the coin-type battery runs down, replace it with a new
battery (part number: CR2025). The battery is normally
expected to last about 1 year, but it depends on operation
frequency.
≥Keep the coin-type battery out of the reach of children.
≥If the remote control mode of the camera and that of the
remote control do not match with each other, “REMOTE” will
appear. When the remote control is operated for the first time
after the camera is turned on, “CHECK REMOTE MODE”
(-33-) will appear and operation is impossible. Set the same
remote control mode.
≥The remote control is intended for indoor operation. Outdoors
or under strong light, the camera-recorder may not operate
properly even within the usable ranges.
≥Within a 1 m (3 feet) range, you can operate the remote
control from beside the remote control sensor (LCD monitor
side) of the camera-recorder.
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Record mode
Record mode
For more stable pictures.
Check before recording
Check the following by trying recording before important events
such as weddings in order to verify that the image recording
and audio recording work properly and that you know how to
use the camera-recorder.
ª Holding the camera-recorder for recording
Normal recording.
≥Stabilize the camera-recorder by resting your elbows on a
table or another stable horizontal surface.
≥When walking while recording, keep both eyes open so that
you can see where you are going and what is happening
around you.
≥Place the camera-recorder on your right shoulder and hold it
firmly with both hands.
≥Hold the eyecup of the viewfinder as close as possible to your
right eye.
≥Take a firm stance with the legs slightly apart.
≥For stable images, it is recommended to use a tripod
(optional) whenever possible.
Low-angle recording.
Adjust the angle of the LCD monitor according to the position in
which the camera-recorder is held.
≥If the camera-recorder is not held firmly in stable position, the
picture in the LCD monitor cannot be watched properly.
≥For easier low-angle recording, the sub recording start/stop
button and the sub zoom lever on the front of the camerarecorder can be used.
Recording from a high position.
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ª Check points
≥Remove the lens cap. (-9-)
(When the camera is turned on with the lens cap fitted, the
automatic white balance adjustment may not function
properly. Please turn the camera on after removing the lens
cap.)
≥Grip belt adjustment (-9-)
≥Power supply (-10-)
≥Insert a cassette (-12-)
≥Setting date/time (-15-)
≥Adjustment of LCD monitor/viewfinder (-15-
Record mode
ª Recording mode
You can switch the tape recording mode.
≥Set to Tape Recording/Playback Mode.
1 Set [BASIC] or [ADVANCE] >> [REC SPEED] >> [SP] or
[LP].
If the LP mode is selected, the recording time will be 1.5 times
the SP mode, but some functions will be disabled.
≥We recommend using the SP mode for important recording.
≥In order to fully exhibit the performances of the LP mode, we
recommend using Panasonic cassettes marked LP mode.
≥It is not possible to dub audio onto image recorded in the LP
mode. (-30-)
≥In the LP mode, the picture quality will not be degraded in
comparison with the SP mode, but mosaic noise may appear
on the playback image or some functions may be disabled.
≥Playback on other digital video equipment or on digital
video equipment without the LP mode
≥Playback of the image on other digital video equipment
recorded in the LP mode
≥Slow/frame-by-frame playback
Recording on a tape
Remove the lens cap. (-9-)
(When the camera-recorder is turned on with the lens cap fitted,
the automatic white balance adjustment may not function
properly. Please turn the camera on after removing the lens
cap.)
≥Set to Tape Recording Mode.
ª On-screen display in the tape recording mode
1) Recording time elapse
2) Remaining tape indication
ª Concerning the remaining tape time indication on
the screen
≥The remaining tape time is indicated in minutes. (When it
reaches less than 3 minutes, the indication starts flashing.)
≥During a 15-second or shorter recording, the remaining tape
time indication may not be displayed or the remaining tape
time may not be displayed correctly.
≥In some cases, the remaining tape time indication may
display remaining tape time that is 2 to 3 minutes shorter than
the actual remaining tape time.
Check the recording
The last image recorded is played back for 2 to 3 seconds.
After checking, the camera-recorder will be set to a recording
pause.
≥Set to Tape Recording Mode.
1 Press the [ENTER] button during the recording pause
until the icon 1 appears.
2 Press the [4] button to select the recording check icon
[ ].
CAMERA
VCR
1 Press the recording start/stop button (or sub recording
start/stop button) to start recording.
Blank search function
Searches for the last part of the image recorded (unused part of
the tape).
≥Set to Tape Recording/Playback Mode.
1 Set [BASIC] or [ADVANCE] >> [BLANK SEARCH] >>
[YES].
2 Press the recording start/stop button (or sub recording
ª Stopping blank search midway through
Press the [4] button to select the [∫] icon.
start/stop button) again to pause recording.
≥For the recording time on a tape, refer to -11-.
≥Carry out a recording check (-19-) to verify that the image is
recorded properly.
≥In order to find the unrecorded section, carry out the blank
search (-19-).
≥If the cassette tape has no blank part, then the camerarecorder will stop at the end of the tape.
≥The camera-recorder stops at a point approx. 1 second
before the end of the last image recorded. When you start
recording at that point, the image can be recorded seamlessly
from the last image.
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Record mode
Zoom in/out function
Adjusting the Microphone Sensitivity Level
You can zoom in up to 10koptically.
≥Set to Tape Recording Mode.
1 Wide-angle recording (zoom out):
Push the [W/T] lever (or sub zoom lever) towards [W].
Close-up recording (zoom in):
Push the [W/T] lever (or sub zoom lever) towards [T].
You can adjust the microphone sensitivity for recording.
1 Set [ADVANCE] >> [MIC LEVEL] >> [AUTO], [SETrAGC]
or [SET].
MENU
1tW
T
5tW
T
T
10tW
≥When zooming in and taking a picture while holding the
camera-recorder by hand, we recommend using the image
stabilizer function.
≥When you are zooming on a faraway subject, a sharper focus
is achieved if the recording subject is 1.2 m (3.9 feet) or
further from the camera-recorder.
≥When the zoom speed is high, the subject may not be
focused easily.
≥When the zoom magnification is 1k, the camera-recorder can
focus on a subject approx. 4 cm (1.6 inches) distant from the
lens.
ª Digital zoom function
If the zoom magnification exceeds 10 times, then the digital
zoom function will be activated. The digital zoom function
allows you to select a magnification from 20k to 500k.
1 Set [ADVANCE] >> [D.ZOOM] >> [20k] or [500k].
≥AGC*: Auto Gain Control
[AUTO]:
AGC is activated, and the recording level is
adjusted automatically.
[SETrAGC]: The desired recording level can be set. AGC will
also be activated to reduce the amount of
distortion in the music.
[SET]:
AGC is not activated and so natural recording
can be performed. Adjust in such a way that the
sound will not be distorted at the maximum
volume level.
2 Press the [2] or [1] button to increase or decrease the
bars of the gain value.
3 Press the [MENU] or [ENTER] button to complete the
settings.
T
20tW
MENU
[OFF]:
Optical zoom only (Up to 10k)
[20k]:
Up to 20k
[500k]: Up to 500k
≥The larger the digital zoom magnification, the more the image
quality is degraded.
ª To use the zoom microphone function
Interlocked with the zooming operation, the microphone will
collect sounds clearly far away with the tele-shot or those in the
vicinity with the wide-angle shot.
≥Set to Tape Recording Mode.
1 Set [ADVANCE] >> [ZOOM MIC] >> [ON].
ZOOM
ª About the variable speed zoom function
≥When pushing the [W/T] lever as far as it will go, you can
zoom from 1k to 10k in 2.1 second at the maximum.
≥The zoom speed varies according to the amount of movement
of the [W/T] lever.
≥The variable speed zoom function cannot be used with the
remote control and sub zoom lever.
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≥Adjust the gain value so that the last 3 Bars of the [ ] will not
light red. (Otherwise,the Sound is distorted.)
≥The [MIC LEVEL] ([AUTO], [SETrAGC] or [SET]) setting on
the [TAPE RECORDING MENU] and
[TAPE PLAYBACK MENU] will be the same.
(Microphone sensitivity level can be adjusted on each mode
separately.)
≥When [ZOOM MIC] is set to [ON], set the zoom to the [T]
position before performing this adjustment.
≥Select a lower setting for gain value or set [MIC LEVEL] to
[AUTO].
≥It is recommended that you check through the headphones
before recording to ensure that the sound is not distorted.
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Record mode
Recording yourself
Night view functions
You can record yourself while viewing the LCD monitor. You
can record persons in front of the camera while presenting
them the image. The image is horizontally flipped as if you see
a mirror image. (The image to be recorded is the same as that
recording.)
1 Rotate the LCD monitor towards the lens side.
This function allows you to record color subjects in dark
locations to stand out against the background.
Attach the camera-recorder to a tripod, and you can record
images free from vibration.
≥Only manual focusing can be used.
≥Recorded scene is seen as if frames were missed.
Color night view function
You can record dark locations brightly in color.
0 Lux night view function
You can record completely dark locations with the light of the
LCD monitor.
≥Set to Tape Recording Mode.
1 Press the [ENTER] button until the icon 1 appears.
2 Press the [3] button to select the night view icon [ ].
≥When the LCD monitor is opened, the viewfinder will be
automatically turned off. If the LCD monitor is rotated towards
the lens side though, then the viewfinder will be activated.
≥When the LCD monitor is rotated towards the lens side, the
icon will not be displayed even if you press the [ENTER]
button.
Backlight compensation function
This protects a backlit subject from being darkened.
≥Set to Tape Recording Mode.
1 Press the [ENTER] button until the icon 1 appears.
2 Press the [1] button to select the backlight
compensation icon [ ].
1
≥Each upward press switches the modes.
OFF # Color night view function # 0 Lux night view
function # OFF
3 (In the case of 0 lux night view function)
Rotate the LCD monitor towards the lens side.
t
≥The image on the screen will become brighter.
ª To return to normal recording
Select the [ ] icon again.
≥If you operate the [OFF/ON] switch or the mode switch, the
backlight compensation is cancelled.
≥When the LCD monitor is reversed, the Power LCD lamp
turns on and the screen is lit in white.
≥Record the subject while viewing it on the viewfinder.
≥The light of the LCD monitor reaches approx. 1.2 m (3.9
feet) or less.
ª To cancel the color night view function
Select the night view icon until the night view indication
disappear.
≥If set in a bright place, the screen may become whitish for a
while.
≥The night view function makes the signal charging time of
CCD up to approximately 30k longer than usual, so that dark
scenes invisible to the naked eye can be recorded brightly.
For this reason, bright dots that are usually invisible may be
seen, but this is not a malfunction.
≥The night view function is cancelled when you operate the
power switch or the mode switch.
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Record mode
Recording images for wide-screen TVs
Recording in various situations (Scene mode)
This allows you to record images compatible with wide-screen
TVs.
Cinema Function
Images are recorded with a black belt appearing along the top
and bottom of the screen so that they look like theater movies.
≥Set to Tape Recording Mode.
1 Set [ADVANCE] >> [CINEMA] >> [ON].
When you record images in different situations, this mode
automatically sets optimum shutter speeds and apertures.
≥Set to Tape Recording Mode.
1 Set the [AUTO/MANUAL/FOCUS] switch to [MANUAL].
CINEMA
ª To cancel the Cinema function
Set [ADVANCE] >> [CINEMA] >> [OFF].
≥Images played back vary depending on the TV connected.
Please refer to the operating instructions for your TV.
≥This function does not widen the recording range.
≥When images are played back on a TV screen, the date/time
indication may be erased in some cases.
≥Depending on the TV, the picture quality may deteriorate.
≥When a cinema picture is imported into a personal computer,
the imported picture may not be displayed correctly,
depending on the software in used.
Image stabilizer function
Reduces the image shaking due to hand movement when
recording.
≥Set to Tape Recording Mode.
1 Set [ADVANCE] >> [EIS] >> [ON].
EIS
ª To cancel the image stabilizer function
Set [ADVANCE] >> [EIS] >> [OFF].
≥When a tripod is used, we recommend that you turn the
image stabilizer function off.
≥Under fluorescent lighting, image brightness may change or
colors may not look natural.
≥When the night view function is used, the image stabilizer
function does not work. If so, the [ EIS ] indication flashes.
≥In the following cases, the image stabilizer function may not
work effectively.
≥When the digital zoom is used
≥When a conversion lens is used
≥When recording is done in an extremely dark place
≥When the camera-recorder is shaken greatly
≥When you record a moving subject while tracking it
2 Set [BASIC] >> [SCENE MODE] >> select the desired
mode.
1) [5] Sports mode
≥To record sports scenes or scenes where there are quick
motions
2) [ ] Portrait mode
≥To make persons stand out against the background
3) [ ] Low light mode
≥To record dark scenes so they are brighter
4) [ ] Spotlight mode
≥To record subjects spotlit in a party or theater
5) [ ] Surf & snow mode
≥To record images at dazzling places such as ski slopes
and beaches
ª To cancel the scene mode function
Set [BASIC] >> [SCENE MODE] >> [OFF] or set the [AUTO/
MANUAL/FOCUS] switch to [AUTO].
Sports mode
≥For slow-motion playback or playback pause of recorded
pictures, this mode presents free of camera shakes.
≥During normal playback, the image movement may not look
smooth.
≥Avoid recording under fluorescent light, mercury light or
sodium light because the color and brightness of the
playback image may change.
≥If you record a subject illuminated with strong light or a
highly reflective subject, vertical lines of light may appear.
≥If the brightness is insufficient, the sports mode does not
function. The [5] indication flashes.
≥If this mode is used indoors, the screen may flicker.
Portrait mode
≥If this mode is used indoors, the screen may flicker. If so,
change the scene mode setting to [OFF].
Low light mode
≥Extremely dark scenes may not be able to be recorded
finely.
Spotlight mode
≥If the recording subject is extremely bright, the recorded
image may become whitish and the periphery of the
recorded image extremely dark.
Surf & snow mode
≥If the recording subject is extremely bright, the recorded
image may become whitish.
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Record mode
Recording in natural colors (White balance)
The automatic white balance function may not reproduce
natural colors depending on the scenes or lighting conditions. If
so, you can adjust the white balance manually.
≥Set to Tape Recording Mode.
1 Set the [AUTO/MANUAL/FOCUS] switch to [MANUAL].
ª About the white balance sensor
The white balance sensor detects the type of light source
during recording.
≥Do not cover the white balance sensor during recording, or it
may not function properly.
ª About the black balance adjustment
This is one of the 3CCD system functions that automatically
adjusts the black when the white balance is set in the manual
adjustment mode. When the black balance is adjusted, the
screen will temporarily be black.
1
AUTO
2
3
MANUAL
FOCUS
2 Press the [4] button until the white balance indication
1 Black balance adjustment (Flashes.)
2 White balance adjustment (Flashes.)
3 Adjustment completed (Lights up.)
appears. ([ AWB ] etc.)
MNL
AWB
3 Press the [2] or [1] button in order to select the white
balance mode.
1)
3)
1)
2)
3)
4)
1 AWB
1
2)
4)
1
1
Auto white balance adjustment [ AWB ]
Indoor mode (for recording under incandescent lamps) [
Outdoor mode [ ]
Manual adjustment mode [ ]
]
ª To restore to the automatic adjustment
Press the [2] or [1] button until the [ AWB ] indication appears.
Or, set the [AUTO/MANUAL/FOCUS] switch to [AUTO].
≥When the camera-recorder is turned on with the lens cap
fitted, the automatic white balance adjustment may not
function properly. Please turn the camera-recorder on after
removing the lens cap.
≥When setting both the white balance and the iris/gain, set the
white balance first.
≥Whenever recording conditions change, re-set the white
balance for correct adjustment.
ª To set the white balance manually
Select [ ] in Step 3. Then, while viewing a white subject on
the entire screen, press the [3] button to select the [ ]
indication.
ª About flashing of the [ ] indication
When the manual adjustment mode is selected
≥Flashing indicates that the white balance previously adjusted
is stored. This setting is stored until the white balance is
adjusted again.
When white balance cannot be set in the manual
adjustment mode
≥White balance may not be adjusted properly in the manual
adjustment mode in dark places. If so, use the auto white
balance mode.
During setting in the manual adjustment mode
≥When the setting is completed, it will keep lit.
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Record mode
Manual focus adjustment
Manual shutter speed/aperture adjustment
If auto focusing is difficult due to the conditions, then manual
focusing is available.
≥Set to Tape Recording Mode.
1 Set the [AUTO/MANUAL/FOCUS] switch to [MANUAL].
Shutter Speed
Adjust it when recording fast-moving subjects.
Aperture
Adjust it when the screen is too bright or too dark.
≥Set to Tape Recording Mode.
1 Set the [AUTO/MANUAL/FOCUS] switch to [MANUAL].
AUTO
MANUAL
AUTO
FOCUS
MANUAL
2 Set the [AUTO/MANUAL/FOCUS] switch to [FOCUS].
FOCUS
2 Press the [4] button until the shutter speed indication or
aperture value indication appears.
MNL
AUTO
1/60
OPEN
OdB
MANUAL
FOCUS
MNL
MF
1)
MNL
1/1000
≥The MNL and the manual focus indication [MF] will be
displayed.
3 Rotate the focus ring to adjust the focus.
2)
MNL
1/60
F2.0
0dB
1) Shutter speed
2) (Aperture) Iris/gain value
3 Press the [2] or [1] button in order to adjust the shutter
speed or aperture.
ª To restore to automatic adjustment
Set the [AUTO/MANUAL/FOCUS] switch to [AUTO].
≥When focused with a wide angle, the subject may not be in
focus when zoomed in. First, zoom in on the subject, and then
focus on it.
ª To restore to the automatic adjustment
Set the [AUTO/MANUAL/FOCUS] switch to [AUTO] or
[FOCUS].
Manual shutter speed adjustment
≥Avoid recording under fluorescent light, mercury light or
sodium light because the color and brightness of the playback
image may change.
≥If you increase the shutter speed manually, the sensitivity
lowers and accordingly the gain value increases
automatically, which may increase the noises on the screen.
≥You may see vertical lines of light in the playback image of a
brightly shining subject or highly reflective subject, but this is
not a malfunction.
≥During normal playback, image movement may not look
smooth.
≥When recording in the extremely bright place, the color of the
screen may change or flicker. If this happens adjust the
shutter speed manually to 1/60 or 1/100.
Manual iris/gain adjustment
≥If the value does not become “OPEN”, you cannot adjust the
gain value.
≥If the gain value is increased, the noise on the screen
increases.
≥Depending on the zoom magnification, there are iris values
that are not displayed.
ª Shutter speed range
1/60 to 1/8000 seconds: Tape Recording Mode
The shutter speed closer to 1/8000 is faster.
ª Iris/gain value range
CLOSE (Closed), F16, ..., F2.0,
OPEN (Opened) 0dB, ..., 18dB
Value closer to [CLOSE] darken the image.
Value closer to [18dB] brighten the image.
Values with dB are gain values.
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Playback mode
Playback mode
Playing back tape
≥Set to Tape Playback Mode.
CAMERA
VCR
1 Operate with cursor buttons.
Slow-motion playback/frame-by-frame
playback
≥Set to Tape Playback Mode. (Slow-motion playback can
only be performed by using the remote control.)
Slow-motion playback
If the image is recorded in the SP mode, then it will be played
back at a speed approx. 1/5 the normal speed.
If the image is recorded in the LP mode, then it will be played
back at a speed approx. 1/3 the normal speed.
1 During playback, press the [E] button or the [D] button
on the remote control.
V
/REW
PLAY
FF/W
STILL ADV PAUSE STILL ADV
W
VOL
STOP
1/;:
6:
5:
∫:
Playback/Pause
Rewind/Review playback
(Reverts to playback with the 1/; icon.)
Fast forward/Cue playback
(Reverts to playback with the 1/; icon.)
Stop
≥During cue/review playback, fast-moving images may show
noise as a mosaic.
≥Before and after cue/review playback, the screen may
become blue for a moment or images may be disturbed.
ª To adjust volume
Adjust the speaker or headphone volume for playback.
1 Move the [W/T] lever (or sub zoom lever) to adjust the
volume.
≥If the slow-motion playback continues for approx.
10 minutes or more, then the playback will automatically
stop. (10 minutes of slow-motion playback is equivalent to
approx. 2 minutes in the SP mode or approx. 3 minutes in
the LP mode.)
Frame-by-frame playback
1 During playback, press the [;] button on the remote
control.
2 Press the [E] button or the [D] button on the remote
control.
V
/REW
PLAY
FF/W
STILL ADV PAUSE STILL ADV
W
VOL
STOP
Towards [T]: increases the volume
Towards [W]: decreases the volume
(Nearer the bar to [r], larger the volume.)
≥On the remote control, press the [T] button to increase the
volume or the [W] button to decrease it.
≥When the adjustment is completed, the volume indication will
disappear.
≥If you do not hear the sound, check the settings of [SETUP]
>> [12bit AUDIO].
ª Repeat playback
When the tape end is reached, the tape will be rewound and
played back again.
1 Set [ADVANCE] >> [REPEAT PLAY] >> [ON].
≥The [
] indication appears. (In order to cancel the repeat
playback mode, set [REPEAT PLAY] >> [OFF] or set
[OFF/ON] switch to [OFF].)
ª Settings on the audio
≥If you cannot listen to the desired audio when playing back a
tape, check the settings in [SETUP] >> [12bit AUDIO].
≥When you record or dub the audio in [12bit] and set [SETUP]
>> [12bit AUDIO] >> [MIX], the audio will be played back in
stereo sound regardless of the settings in [AUDIO OUT].
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≥Pushing the [W/T] lever (or sub zoom lever) towards [T]
(normal direction) or towards [W] (reversed direction) of this
camera-recorder during playback pause also turns into the
frame-by-frame playback. If you keep pushing the lever,
then the images will continuously be played back frame by
frame.
ª To return to normal playback
Press the [1] button on the remote control.
Slow-motion playback
≥In the reversed slow-motion playback, the time code
indication may be unstable.
Frame-by-frame playback
≥Press and hold the [E] or the [D] button in the playback
pause, and then the images will continuously be played back
frame by frame.
Playback mode
Variable-speed search function
Playback on TV
The speed of cue/review playback can be varied.
(This operation is only available when using the remote
control.)
≥Set to Tape Playback Mode and play back a tape.
1 Press the [VAR. SEARCH] button on the remote control.
Images recorded by this camera-recorder can be played back
on a TV.
≥Insert a recorded tape into this camera-recorder.
1 Connect the camera-recorder and a TV.
[S-VIDEO IN]
2 Press the [π] or [∫] button to vary the speed.
VAR.
SEARCH
[AUDIO IN]
[VIDEO IN]
MENU
ENTER
≥The speeds for cue/review playback are 1/5k (SP mode
slow-motion playback only), 1/3k (LP mode slow-motion
playback only), 2k, 5k, 10k, 20k.
ª To return to normal playback
Press the [VAR. SEARCH] button or [1] button on the remote
control.
≥Images may be shown in a mosaic-like pattern.
≥The sound is muted during search.
≥This function is cancelled when the operation icon is
displayed.
2
3
4
5
≥Connect the camera-recorder and a TV by using the
optional AV cable 1.
≥If the TV has an S-Video terminal, then also connect an
optional S-Video cable 2. It allows you to enjoy more
beautiful images.
Turn on this camera-recorder and set the mode switch to
the Tape Playback Mode.
Select the input channel on the TV.
Press the [3] button to select the [1/;] icon to start
playback.
≥The image and audio are output on the TV.
Press the [4] button to select the [∫] icon to stop
playback.
≥Whenever plugging in the S-Video cable, plug in the AV
cable, too.
≥Use the AC adapter to free you from worrying about the
battery running down.
ª If the image or audio from this camera-recorder is
not output on the TV
≥Check that the plugs are inserted as far as they go.
≥Check the connected terminal.
≥Check the TV’s input setting (input switch). (For more
information, please read the operating instructions for
the TV.)
ª To display the on-screen information on the TV
The information displayed on the LCD monitor or the viewfinder
(operation icon, time code and mode indication, etc.), date and
time can be displayed on the TV.
1 Press the [OSD] button on the remote control.
≥Press the button again to erase the OSD information.
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Edit mode
Edit mode
Copying onto a DVD recorder or a VCR
(Dubbing)
Pictures recorded by the camera-recorder can be stored on a
DVD-RAM or other such media. Refer to the instructions for the
recorder.
≥Place a recorded cassette in the camera-recorder, and an
unrecorded DVD-RAM or cassette in the DVD recorder or
VCR.
1 Connect the camera-recorder and the recorder.
Connecting with the AV cable
[S-VIDEO IN]
[AUDIO IN]
[VIDEO IN]
≥Connect the camera-recorder and the recorder by using the
AV cable 1.
≥If the recorder has an S-Video terminal, then also connect
an S-Video cable 2. It allows you to copy clearer image.
Connecting with the optional DV cable (Only for equipment
with a DV terminal)
2 Turn on the camera-recorder and set to Tape Playback
Mode.
3 Select the input channel on the TV set and recorder.
4 Press the [3] button to select the [1/;] icon to start
playback.
≥The image and sound are reproduced.
5 Start recording. (Recorder)
6 Press the [4] button to select the [∫] icon to stop
playback.
7 Stop recording. (Recorder)
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≥For more information, refer to the operating instructions for
your TV set and recorder.
≥When you do not need functional indications or date and time
indications, press the [OSD] button on the remote control for
no indication. (When you connect the camera-recorder and a
recorder with the DV cable, these indications may not
appear.)
ª When neither image nor sound from the camera-
recorder is output to the TV set
≥Check that the plugs are inserted as far as they go.
≥Check the connected terminal.
Edit mode
Using the DV Cable for Recording
(Digital Dubbing)
By connecting other digital video equipment with DV terminal
and the camera-recorder by using the DV cable (optional) 1,
high-image-quality dubbing can be done in digital format.
≥Set to Tape Playback Mode. (Player/recorder)
1 Connect the camera-recorder and digital video
equipment with the DV cable.
DV
1
DV
2 Set [ADVANCE] >> [REC STDBY] >> [YES]. (Recorder)
≥You do not have to follow this step when the remote control is
used in the digital dubbing.
3 Start playback. (Player)
4 Start recording. (Recorder)
Press the [3] button to select [¥/;] icon.
≥Or, without operating step 2
While pressing the [¥REC] button on the remote control,
press the [1] button.
5 Press the [3] button to select the [¥/;] icon again or
press the [;] button on the remote control to stop
recording. (Recorder)
6 Stop playback. (Player)
You can connect a digital video unit equipped with a DV
connector and digitally transfer video and audio signals as well
as time code.
≥Before proceeding to connect or disconnect DV (IEEE1394)
cable, be absolutely sure to turn off the power of the units.
≥Before proceeding to connect the
unit which uses a 6-pin type DV
connector, carefully check the
shape of the DV (IEEE1394) cable
and the connectors on the DV
(IEEE1394) cable. Connecting a
connector upside down may
damage the parts inside the unit
and cause malfunctioning. Furthermore, connect the DV
(IEEE1394) cable to the unit which uses a 6-pin type DV
connector first.
≥When recording signals from an external unit, first check that
video signals are supplied.
≥While signals from an external unit are being recorded, do not
stop output on the external unit side or disconnect any of
cables. This may lead to a failure to recognize the signals
when you do recording again.
≥Do not apply force when connecting DV (IEEE1394) cable to
DV connector as this may damage the connector.
ª To cancel the standby for recording
When the camera-recorder is standby for recording, press the
[4] button and select the [∫] icon.
≥Do not plug or unplug the DV cable during dubbing, or the
dubbing may not be completed properly.
≥If a picture (bilingual video, etc.) containing main sound and
sub sound has been dubbed, select the desired sound by
[SETUP] >> [AUDIO OUT] on playback.
≥Even if you use a device equipped with DV terminals such as
IEEE1394, you may not be able to perform digital dubbing in
some cases. For more information, see the instructions for
equipment connected.
≥Regardless of the menu settings on the recorder, digital
dubbing is carried out in the same mode as the [AUDIO REC]
mode of the playback tape.
≥The images on the recorder monitor may be disturbed, but it
does not affect the recorded images.
≥If a picture containing a copyright protection signal (copy
guard) is recorded by the camera-recorder, the picture is
distorted by mosaic-like patterns at playback.
≥When wide images are input, the display such as the menu
screen or the operation icon is expanded horizontally.
≥While pictures are input from the DV terminal, the operation
icon blinks on instead of appearing from the side of the screen
when you press the [ENTER] button.
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Edit mode
Audio dubbing
You can add music or narration to the recorded cassette.
≥Set to Tape Playback Mode.
1 Insert an external microphone securely into the
[EXT MIC] terminal as far as it will go.
ª Before recording with audio dubbing
≥Set to Tape Recording Mode.
≥When you want to preserve the original sound taken during
recording, set [SETUP] >> [AUDIO REC] >> [12bit] to take
pictures. (When set [16bit], the sounds taken during recording
are erased after recording with audio dubbing.)
≥Set [BASIC] >> [REC SPEED] >> [SP] to take pictures.
ª To play back the sound recorded with audio
dubbing
EXT MIC
2 Find a scene that you want to add sound to, and press
the [;] button on the remote control.
V
/REW
PLAY
FF/W
;
W
STILL ADV PAUSE STILL ADV
VOL
STOP
3 Press the [A.DUB] button on the remote control to make
audio dubbing ready.
A.DUB ;
ZOOM
T
¥REC
A.DUB
PLAY
FF/W
V
/REW
STILL ADV PAUSE STILL ADV
W
VOL
4 Press the [;] button on the remote control to start audio
dubbing.
V
/REW
PLAY
FF/W
STILL ADV PAUSE STILL ADV
A.DUB ¥
W
VOL
STOP
≥Talk into the microphone.
5 Press the [;] button on the remote control to stop audio
dubbing.
V
/REW
PLAY
FF/W
STILL ADV PAUSE STILL ADV
W
VOL
STOP
≥If a tape has a non-recorded portion when the tape is dubbed,
images and sounds may be disturbed when this portion of the
tape is played back.
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You can switch between the sound recorded with audio
dubbing and the original sound.
Set [SETUP] >> [12bit AUDIO] >> [ST2] or [MIX].
[ST1]: It only plays back the original sound.
[ST2]: It only plays back the sound added by audio dubbing.
[MIX]: It simultaneously plays back the original sound and the
sound added with audio dubbing.
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Menu
Menu
ª
[TAPE PLAYBACK MENU]
Menu list
Menu figures and illustrations are provided for
easy-to-understand explanations, and so they are different from
the actual menu indications.
ª
[TAPE RECORDING MENU]
1) [BASIC]
[DATE/TIME] -32-
1) [BASIC]
[SCENE MODE] -23[REC SPEED] -19[BLANK SEARCH] -19[WIND CUT] -22[CLOCK SET] -152) [ADVANCE]
[EIS] -23[CINEMA] -23[D.ZOOM] -20[ZOOM MIC] -20[MIC LEVEL] -20[DATE/TIME] -32[INITIAL SET] -32-
2) [ADVANCE]
[BLANK SEARCH] -19[REC SPEED] -19[REC STDBY] -29[REC DATA] -32[REPEAT PLAY] -26[MIC LEVEL] -203) [SETUP]
[12bit AUDIO] -30[AUDIO OUT] -32[DISPLAY] -32[REMOTE] -17[LCD SET] -15[EVF SET] -15[POWER SAVE] -324) [LANGUAGE] -14-
3) [SETUP]
[FADE COLOR] -22[AUDIO REC] -32[REC LAMP] -32[DISPLAY] -32[REMOTE] -17[BEEP SOUND] -32[LCD SET] -15[EVF SET] -15[POWER SAVE] -324) [LANGUAGE] -14-
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Menu
Menus related to taking pictures
Menus related to playback
ª [DATE/TIME]
This switches between date and time indications.
≥The camera-recorder automatically records the date and time
of picture taking on the tape.
≥You can also show or change the date/time indication by
repeatedly pressing the [DATE/TIME] button on the remote
control.
ª [REC DATA]
Set to [ON] and the settings (shutter speed, iris/gain values,
and white balance settings (-24-), etc.) used during the
recordings are displayed during playback.
≥When the [AUTO/MANUAL/FOCUS] switch is set to [AUTO],
the indication [AUTO] will appear.
≥When there is no data, [---] appears on the display.
≥If the camera-recorder data of the camera-recorder are
played back on other equipment, the settings information is
sometimes not displayed normally.
ª [AUDIO REC]
Switches the audio (PCM audio) recording systems.
[12bit]: Records audio in “12 bit 32 kHz 4 tracks”.
(The original audio signals can be kept after the other
audio signals are dubbed.)
[16bit]: Records audio in “16 bit 48 kHz 2 tracks”. Audio can be
recorded in higher quality.
(If audio signals are dubbed, then the original audio
signals will be erased.)
ª [REC LAMP]
Set to [ON] and this turns the recording lamp on during
recording, which indicates that recording is underway. Set to
[OFF] and this does not turn on the lamp even when recording
is underway.
ª [DISPLAY]
Set to [ON] and the display mode can be switched to all
functions. Set to [OFF] and it can be switched to minimum
display.
ª [BEEP SOUND]
Set to [ON] and confirmation/alarm beeps are issued as
follows.
1 Beep
≥When you start recording
≥When you turn on the power
2 Beeps
≥When you pause recording
2 Beeps for 4 times
≥When a cassette with its erasure prevention tab set to [SAVE]
is inserted, condensation occurs, and at other times. Check
the sentence displayed on the screen.
ª [POWER SAVE]
[OFF]:
When about 5 minutes passed without any
operation, the standby mode automatically will
be set. In the standby mode, [;] blinks and it
takes time more than usual to start recording
after you press the recording start/stop button.
[5 MINUTES]: When about 5 minutes passes without any
operation, the camera-recorder automatically
turns off to protect the tape or to prevent the
battery from running down. When you use the
camera-recorder, turn it on again.
≥In the following cases, the power may not turn off even when
set [POWER SAVE] >> [5 MINUTES].
≥When connecting to the AC outlet (When using the AC
adapter)
≥When connecting the DV cable to other equipment
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ª [AUDIO OUT]
This switches the sound to be played back.
[STEREO]: Stereo sound (main sound and sub sound)
[L]:
Left channel sound (main sound)
[R]:
Right channel sound (sub sound)
Other menus
ª [INITIAL SET]
When there is a menu that cannot be selected depending on a
combination of functions, set to [YES] for changing the menu
settings back to the initial shipping condition.
(Language setting cannot be back to the initial shipping
condition.)
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Others
Others
Indications
Various functions and the camera-recorder status are shown on
the screen.
Basic indications
:
Remaining battery power
0h00m00s00f:
Time code
3:30:45PM:
Date/Time indication
Recording indications
R0:45:
Remaining tape time
≥Remaining tape time is indicated in minutes. (When it reaches
less than 3 minutes, the indication starts flashing.)
SP:
Standard Play mode
(Recording speed mode) -19LP:
Long Play mode
(Recording speed mode) -19¥:
Recording -19; (Green):
Recording pause -19Fade out (when the DV terminal is connected)
; (Green flash): Standby mode
; (Red):
Fade out
:
Recording check -19CINEMA :
Cinema mode -23:
Digital zoom -20Automatic mode -18AUTO :
Manual mode -23-, -24-, -25MNL :
MF:
Manual focus -255k:
Zoom magnification indication -20:
Backlight mode -21Image stabilizer -23EIS :
1/500:
Shutter speed -25F2.4:
F number -256dB:
Gain value -25:
Soft skin mode -22:
Tele macro -22:
Fade (White) -22:
Fade (Black) -22:
Color night view function -21:
0 Lux night view function -210Lux
Zoom microphone -20ZOOM :
:
Microphone sensitivity level -20:
Wind noise reduction -225:
Sports mode (Scene mode) -23:
Portrait mode (Scene mode) -23:
Low light mode (Scene mode) -23:
Spotlight mode (Scene mode) -23:
Surf & snow mode (Scene mode) -23Auto white balance -24AWB :
:
Indoor mode (recording under
incandescent lamp) -24:
Outdoor mode -24:
White balance adjustment mode -24:
Blank search -19Playback indications
¥:
Recording underway
1:
Playback -26;:
Pause -265:
Fast-forward/Cue playback -266:
Rewind/Review playback -26D/E:
Slow motion playback -26;1/2;:
Frame-by-frame playback -262k5:
Variable-speed search -27:
Repeat playback -26A.DUB ¥:
Audio dubbing -30A.DUB ;:
Audio dubbing pause -30:
Blank search -1912bit, 16bit:
Audio recording mode -32:
Volume adjustment -26-
Warning/alarm indications
If any one of the following indications lights up or flashes,
please check the camera-recorder.
Confirmatory indications
Y: A cassette with the accidental erasure prevention slider
placed in the [SAVE] position is inserted.
No cassette is inserted.
[--]/0:
The built-in battery is low. -15°: The warning/alarm indication appears when you record
yourself. Turn the LCD monitor towards the viewfinder
and check the warning/alarm indication.
REMOTE:
An incorrect remote control mode has been selected. -172END:
The tape came to the end during recording.
:: The video heads are dirty. -36Textual indications
3DEW DETECT/3EJECT TAPE:
Condensation has occurred. Take out the cassette and
wait for a while. It takes some time until the cassette
holder opens, but this is not a malfunction. -36LOW BATTERY:
The battery is low. Recharge it. -10NO TAPE:
No tape is inserted. -12TAPE END:
The tape came to the end during recording.
CHECK REC TAB:
You are attempting to record pictures on a tape with the
accidental erasure prevention slider placed in the [SAVE]
position.
You are attempting audio dubbing or digital dubbing on a
tape with the accidental erasure prevention slider placed
in the [SAVE] position.
CHECK REMOTE MODE:
An incorrect remote control mode has been selected. This
is only displayed at the first operation of the remote
control after powering-on. -17WRONG TAPE FORMAT:
You are attempting to play back a tape section that has
been recorded with a different TV system. This cassette is
incompatible.
UNABLE TO A.DUB (LP RECORDED):
Audio dubbing cannot be performed because the original
recording was in LP mode.
UNABLE TO A.DUB:
You are attempting to perform audio dubbing on a
non-recorded tape.
COPY PROTECTED:
Images cannot be recorded correctly because the
medium is protected by a copy guard.
NEED HEAD CLEANING:
The video heads are dirty. -36PUSH THE RESET SWITCH:
An irregularity in the equipment has been detected.Press
the reset button (-8-). This may solve the problem.
You connect a device except for the DV format to the DV
terminal. Pull out the DV cable, and press the reset button
(-8-).
CHANGE TO MANUAL MODE:
You are attempting to select the item on the [SCENE MODE]
when the [AUTO/MANUAL/FOCUS] switch is set to [AUTO].
REVERSE THE LCD MONITOR:
At the time of 0 Lux night view mode, when LCD monitor
is not reversed, it displays. When the LCD monitor is
rotated by 180° towards the lens, the brightness of the
LCD monitor cannot be adjusted.
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Others
Functions cannot be used simultaneously
Some functions in the camera-recorder are disabled or cannot
be selected due to its specifications. The table below shows
examples of functions restricted by conditions.
Functions
Conditions which disable the
functions
≥Image stabilizer
≥When the color night view
function is used
≥Backlight
compensation
≥When the iris/gain is set
≥When the color night view
function is used
≥Soft skin
≥Tele-macro
≥Recording check
≥Color Night View
≥While recording to a tape
≥Zoom microphone
≥Wind noise reduction
≥An external microphone is used
≥Scene mode
≥When setting the
[AUTO/MANUAL/FOCUS]
switch to [AUTO]
≥When the color night view
function is used
≥Change of white
balance
≥When digital zoom (exceeds
10k) is used
≥When the color night view
function is used
≥When a menu is displayed
≥Adjusting the shutter
speed, iris/gain
≥When the color night view
function is used
≥When the scene mode is used
≥Variable-speed search
≥During repeat playback
≥Audio dubbing
≥The section of a tape recorded in
LP mode
≥The blank section of a tape
≥Sounds sent through the DV
terminal
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Before requesting repair (Problems and
solutions)
Power/Body
1: The camera-recorder power cannot be turned on.
• Is the battery fully charged? Use a fully charged battery.
• The battery protection circuit may have operated. Attach the
battery to the AC adapter for 5 to 10 seconds. If the camerarecorder still cannot be used, the battery is faulty.
2: The camera-recorder power is turned off automatically.
• If you set [POWER SAVE] to [5 MINUTES] and do not
operate the camera-recorder for about 5 continuous minutes,
the power is automatically turned off for tape protection and
power conservation. To resume recording, turn the [OFF/ON]
switch to [OFF]. Then turn it to [ON] again. (-32-)
3: The camera-recorder power does not stay on long
enough.
• Is the battery low? If the remaining battery power indication is
flashing or the message “LOW BATTERY” is displayed, the
battery has run down. Charge the battery or attach a fully
charged battery. (-10-)
• Has condensation occurred? When you carry the camerarecorder from a cold place into a warm place, condensation
may occur inside it. If so, the power is turned off
automatically, disabling all operations except for taking
cassettes out. Wait until the condensation indication
disappears. (-36-)
4: Battery runs down quickly.
• Is the battery fully charged? Charge it with the AC adapter.
(-10-)
• Are you using the battery in an extremely cold place? The
battery is affected by ambient temperature. In cold places,
the operating time of the battery becomes shorter.
• Has the battery worn out? The battery has a limited life. If the
operating time is still too short even after the battery is fully
charged, depending on the usage, the battery has worn out
and can no longer be used.
5: The camera-recorder cannot be operated though
powered up. The camera-recorder does not operate
normally.
• Remove the cassette and then press the reset button. (-36-) If
normal conditions are not restored yet, turn off the power.
Then, about 1 minute later, turn on the power again.
6: The cassette cannot be removed.
• Does the power lamp comes on when opening the cassette
cover? (-12-) Make sure that the battery and the AC adapter
are properly connected. (-10-)
• Is the battery in use discharged? Charge the battery and
remove the cassette.
• Close the cassette cover completely, and fully open it again.
(-12-)
7: No operation other than cassette removal can be
performed.
• Has condensation occurred? Wait until the condensation
indication disappears. (-36-)
8: The remote control does not function.
• Has the coin-type battery of the remote control run out?
Replace it with a new button-type battery. (-16-)
• Is the setting on the remote control correct? If the setting on
the remote control is not in agreement with the [REMOTE]
setting on the camera-recorder, the remote control does not
operate. (-17-)
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Recording
1: Recording does not start although power is supplied to
the camera-recorder and the cassette is correctly
inserted.
• Is the accidental erasure prevention slider on the cassette
open? If it is open (set to [SAVE]), recording cannot be
performed. (-12-)
• Is the tape wound to the end? Insert a new cassette.
• Is the recording mode set? When in the playback mode,
recording cannot be performed. (-19-)
• Has condensation occurred? No operation other than
cassette removal can be performed when condensation
occurs. Wait until the condensation indication disappears.
(-36-)
• Is the cassette cover open? If the cover is open, the camerarecorder may not operate normally. Close the cassette cover.
(-12-)
2: A cassette cannot be inserted.
• Has condensation occurred? Wait until the condensation
indication disappears.
3: Auto focus function does not work.
• Is manual focus mode selected? If auto focus mode is
selected, focus is automatically adjusted.
• There are some recording subjects and surroundings for
which the auto focus does not operate correctly. (-39-) If so,
use the manual focus mode to adjust the focus. (-25-)
• Is the color night view function set? When the color night
view function is working, focusing shifts into the manual
mode.
Indications
1: A sentence is displayed in red or yellow in the screen
center.
• Read the contents and respond to them. (-33-)
2: The time code becomes inaccurate.
0 The time code indication counter may not be constant in the
reversed slow-motion playback, but this is not a malfunction.
3: The remaining tape time indication disappears.
• The remaining tape time indication may disappear
temporarily during frame-by-frame playback or other
operation. If you continue ordinary recording or playback, the
indication is restored.
4: The remaining tape time Indication does not match the
actual remaining tape time.
• If scenes of less than 15 seconds are continuously recorded,
the remaining tape time cannot be correctly displayed.
• In some cases, the remaining tape time indication may show
remaining tape time that is 2 to 3 minutes shorter than the
actual remaining tape time.
5: A function indication such as mode indication,
remaining tape time indication, or time code indication is
not shown.
• If you set [SETUP] >> [DISPLAY] >> [OFF], indications other
than the tape running condition, warning, and date
indications disappear.
Playback (Sound)
1: Sound is not played back from the built-in speaker of the
camera-recorder or the headphones.
0 Is the volume too low? During playback, push the [W/T] lever
to display the volume indication and adjust it. (-26-)
2: Different sounds are reproduced at the same time.
• Have you set [SETUP] >> [12bit AUDIO] >> [MIX]? If you set
[AUDIO REC] >> [12bit] and dub audio to a recorded tape,
you can hear the sound on recording and the sound dubbed
at a later time. To hear the sounds separately, set to [ST1] or
[ST2]. (-30-)
• Have you set [SETUP] >> [AUDIO OUT] >> [STEREO] and
reproduced a picture containing the main sound and sub
sound? Set to [L] to hear main sound, and set to [R] to hear
the sub sound. (-32-)
3: Audio dubbing cannot be performed.
• Is the accidental erasure prevention slider on the cassette
open? If it is open (set to [SAVE]), audio dubbing cannot be
performed. (-12-)
• Are you attempting to edit a tape portion that was recorded in
LP mode? LP mode does not allow audio dubbing. (-19-)
4: The original sound was erased when audio dubbing was
performed.
• If you perform audio dubbing on a recording made in [16bit]
mode, the original sound will be erased. If you wish to
preserve the original sound, be sure to select [12bit] mode
when recording.
5: Sounds cannot be played back.
• Although a cassette with no audio dubbing is being played,
have you set [SETUP] >> [12bit AUDIO] >> [ST2]? To play
back a cassette with no audio dubbing, set [12bit AUDIO] >>
[ST1]. (-30-)
• Is the variable speed search function working? Press the
[VAR. SEARCH] button on the remote control to cancel the
variable speed search function. (-27-)
Playback (Pictures)
1: Mosaic-pattern noise appears on images during cue or
review playback.
• This phenomenon is characteristic of digital video systems. It
is not a malfunction.
2: Horizontal stripes appear on images during cue and
review playback.
• Horizontal stripes may appear depending on the scene, but
this is not a malfunction.
3: Although the camera-recorder is correctly connected to
a TV, playback images cannot be seen.
• Have you selected video input on the TV? Please read the
operating instructions of your TV and select the channel that
matches the input terminals used for the connection.
4: Playback picture is not clear.
• Are the heads of the camera-recorder dirty? If the heads are
dirty, playback image cannot be clear. Clean the heads by
using the head cleaner for digital video. (-36-)
• If the terminal for the AV cable is soiled, noises may appear
on the screen. Wipe the soil off the terminal with a soft cloth,
and then connect the cable to the AV terminal.
• Is a picture containing a copyright protection signal (copy
guard) being recorded? When a protected picture is played
back by the camera-recorder, mosaic-like patterns appear on
the picture.
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Others
1: The indication disappears, the screen is frozen, or no
operation can be performed.
• Turn off the power to the camera-recorder. If the power
cannot be turned off, press the [RESET] button, or detach
the battery or AC adapter and then reattach it. After that, turn
on the power again. If normal operation is still not restored,
detach the power connected, and consult the dealer who you
purchased the camera-recorder from.
2: “PUSH THE RESET SWITCH” is displayed.
• An irregularity in the camera-recorder has been automatically
detected. Remove the cassette for data protection and then
press the [RESET] button. The camera-recorder will be
activated.
• If you do not press the [RESET] button, the power to the
camera-recorder is turned off automatically about 1 minute
later.
• Even after you press the [RESET] button, the indication may
still appear repeatedly. If so, the camera-recorder needs
repair. Detach the power connected, and consult the dealer
who you purchased the camera-recorder from. Do not
attempt to repair the appliance by yourself.
Cautions for Use
ª About condensation
If you turn the camera-recorder on when condensation occurs
on the head or the tape, condensation Indication [3] (yellow
or red) is displayed on the viewfinder or the LCD monitor and
the messages [3DEW DETECT] or [3EJECT TAPE] (only
when the tape is inserted) appear. If so, follow the procedure
below.
3 in yellow:
Dews are slightly adhering on the head or the tape.
3 in red:
Dews are adhering on the head or the tape.
1 Remove the tape if it is inserted.
≥It takes about 20 seconds to open the cassette holder. This
is not a malfunction.
2 Leave the camera-recorder with the cassette cover
closed to cool or warm it to the ambient temperature.
When [3] in yellow
≥You cannot use the Tape Recording/Playback Mode.
Leave the camera-recorder for about 30 minutes.
When [3] in red
≥The power lamp blinks for about 1 minute and then the
camera-recorder automatically turns off. Leave it for about
2 to 3 hours.
3 Turn the camera-recorder on again, set it to the Tape
Recording/Playback Mode and then check if the
condensation indication disappears.
Especially in cold areas, moisture may be frozen. If so, it may
take more time before the condensation indication disappears.
Watch for condensation even before the condensation
Indication is displayed.
≥The condensation indication may not appear depending on
circumstances. When condensation occurs on the lens or the
camera-recorder, it may also occur on the head and the tape.
Do not open the cassette cover.
When the lens is fogged:
Set the [OFF/ON] switch to [OFF] and leave the camerarecorder in this condition for about 1 hour. When the lens
temperature becomes close to the ambient temperature, the
fogging disappears naturally.
ª About dirty heads
If video heads (the parts that closely contact with the tape)
become dirty, normal recording and playback are not
properly performed. Clean the heads with the digital video
head cleaner.
≥Insert the head cleaner into the camera-recorder, set it to the
Tape Playback Mode, and play it back for about 10 seconds.
(If you do not stop the playback, it automatically stops about
15 seconds later.)
≥We recommend cleaning the heads periodically.
If the heads become dirty, “NEED HEAD CLEANING”
appears during recording. During playback, moreover, the
following symptoms appear.
≥Mosaic-like noise appears partially or the sound is
interrupted.
≥Black or blue mosaic-like horizontal stripes appear.
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When normal playback cannot be performed even after the
head cleaning
One possible cause is that normal recording could not be
performed because the heads were dirty at the time of
recording. Clean the heads, and perform recording and
playback again. If normal playback can be performed, the
heads are clean. Before an important recording, be sure to
conduct a test recording to make sure that normal recording
can be performed.
≥If the heads become dirty soon after cleaning, the problem
may be attributable to the tape. If so, try another cassette.
≥During playback, the picture or sound may be interrupted
momentarily, but this is not a malfunction of the camerarecorder. (One possible cause is that the playback is
interrupted by dirt or dust that momentarily adheres to the
heads.)
ª About the camera-recorder
≥When the camera-recorder is used for a long time, the
camera-recorder body becomes warm, but this is not a
malfunction.
Keep the camera-recorder away from magnetized
equipment such as a cellular phones, microwave ovens,
TVs, and video game equipment.
≥If you use the camera-recorder on or near a TV, images or
sounds may be disturbed due to electromagnetic wave
radiation.
≥Recordings on the tape may be damaged, or images may be
distorted, by strong magnetic fields created by speakers or
large motors.
≥Electromagnetic wave radiation generated by digital circuits
including microprocessor may adversely affect the camerarecorder, causing the disturbance of images and sounds.
≥If the camera-recorder is affected by such equipment and
does not function properly, turn off the camera-recorder
power and detach the battery or AC adapter. Then, connect
the battery or AC adapter again and turn on the camerarecorder power.
Do not use your camera-recorder near radio transmitters
or high-voltage cables.
≥If you record pictures near radio transmitters or high-voltage
cables, recorded images or sounds may be adversely
affected.
Do not spray insecticides or volatile chemicals onto the
camera-recorder.
≥If the camera-recorder is sprayed with such chemicals, the
camera-recorder body may become deformed and the
surface finish may peel off.
≥Do not keep rubber or plastic products in contact with the
camera-recorder for a long time.
When you use your camera-recorder in a sandy or dusty
place such as on a beach, do not let sand or fine dust get
into the body and terminals of the camera-recorder. Also,
protect the camera-recorder from getting wet.
≥Sand or dust may damage the camera-recorder or cassette.
(Care should be taken when inserting and removing a
cassette.)
≥If sea water splashes onto the camera-recorder, wet a soft
cloth with tap water, wring it well, and use it to wipe the
camera-recorder body carefully. Then, wipe it again
thoroughly with a soft dry cloth.
While carrying the camera-recorder, do not drop or bump
it.
≥A strong impact on the camera-recorder may break its
housing, causing it to malfunction.
Do not use benzine, paint thinner or alcohol for cleaning
the camera-recorder.
≥Before cleaning, detach the battery or pull out the AC mains
lead from the AC mains socket.
≥The camera-recorder body may be discolored and the surface
finish may peel off.
≥Wipe the camera-recorder with a soft dry cloth to remove dust
and fingerprints. To remove stubborn stains, wring well a cloth
that is soaked in a neutral detergent diluted with water and
wipe the camera-recorder with it. Afterwards, wipe it with a dry
cloth.
≥When you use a chemical dust cloth, follow the instructions.
Do not use this camera-recorder for surveillance purposes
or other business use.
≥If you use the camera-recorder for a long time, the internal
temperature increases and, consequently, this may cause
malfunction.
ª About the battery
The battery used in the camera-recorder is a rechargeable
lithium ion battery. This battery is susceptible to temperature
and humidity, and the effect of temperature increases with
increasing or decreasing temperature. In the low temperature
range, the fully charged indication may not appear, or the low
battery indication may appear about 5 minutes after the start of
use. At high temperature, moreover, the protection function
may work, disabling use of the camera-recorder.
Be sure to detach the battery after use
≥If the battery is left attached to the camera-recorder, a minute
amount of current is consumed even when the camerarecorder power is [OFF]. If the battery is left attached to the
camera-recorder for a long time, over-discharge takes place.
The battery may become unusable after it is charged.
Prepare spare batteries when going out for recording.
≥Prepare batteries appropriate to 3 to 4 times the period during
you want to record pictures in. In cold places such as a ski
resort, the period during which you can record pictures is
shortened.
≥When you travel, do not forget to bring an AC adapter so that
you can recharge the batteries at your destination.
If you drop the battery accidentally, check to see if the
terminals are deformed.
≥Attaching a deformed battery to the camera-recorder or AC
adapter may damage the camera-recorder or AC adapter.
After use, be sure to take the cassette out and detach the
battery from the camera-recorder or pull out the AC mains
lead from AC mains socket.
≥The battery should be stored in a cool place free from
humidity, with as constant temperature as possible.
(Recommended temperature: 15 oC (59 oF) to 25 oC (77 oF),
Recommended humidity: 40% to 60%)
≥Extremely high temperatures or low temperatures will shorten
the life of the battery.
≥If the battery is kept in a high-temperature, high-humidity, or
oily-smoky places, the terminals may rust and cause
malfunctions.
≥To store the battery for a long period of time, we recommend
you charge it once every year and store it again after you
have completely used up the charged capacity.
≥Dust and other matter attached to the battery terminals should
be removed.
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Do not throw old battery into fire.
≥Heating a battery or throwing it into a fire may result in an
explosion.
≥If the operating time is very short even after the battery has
been recharged, the battery has worn out. Please purchase a
new battery.
ª About the AC adapter
≥If the battery is warm, charging requires more time than
normal.
≥If the temperature of the battery is extremely high or
extremely low, the [CHARGE] lamp may continue flashing,
and the battery may not be charged. After the battery
temperature has decreased or increased sufficiently,
recharging starts automatically. So, wait for a while. If the
lamp still continues flashing even after the recharging, the
battery or AC adapter may be faulty. If so, please contact a
dealer.
≥If you use the AC adapter near a radio, radio reception may
be disturbed. Keep the AC adapter 1 m (3 feet) or more away
from radio.
≥When using the AC adapter, it may generate whirring sounds.
However, this is normal.
≥After use, be sure to pull out the AC mains lead from the AC
mains socket. (If they are left connected, a minute amount of
current is consumed.)
≥Always keep the electrodes of the AC adapter and battery
clean.
ª About the cassette
Never place the cassette in a high temperature place.
≥The tape may be damaged, producing mosaic-like noise at
the time of playback.
When storing the cassette after use, be sure to rewind the
tape to the beginning and take it out.
≥If the cassette is left for more than 6 months (depending on
the storage condition) in the camera-recorder or stopped
midway, the tape may sag and be damaged.
≥Once every 6 months, wind the tape to the end and then
rewind it to the beginning. If the cassette is left for 1 year or
longer without winding or rewinding, the tape may be
deformed by expansion or shrinkage attributable to
temperature and humidity. The wound tape may stick to itself.
≥Dust, direct sunlight (ultraviolet rays), and humidity may
damage the tape. Such usage may cause damage to the
camera-recorder and the heads.
≥After use, be sure to rewind the tape to the beginning, put the
cassette in the case to protect it from dust, and store it
upright.
Keep the cassette away from strong magnetism.
≥Apparatuses using magnets such as magnetic necklaces and
toys have magnetic force that is stronger than expected, and
they may erase the contents of a recording or may increase
noise.
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ª LCD monitor/viewfinder
LCD monitor
≥When the LCD monitor gets dirty, wipe it with a dry soft cloth.
≥In a place with drastic temperature changes, condensation
may form on the LCD monitor. Wipe it with soft dry cloth.
≥If your camera-recorder is extremely cold, the LCD monitor is
slightly darker than usual immediately after you turn the
power on. However, as the internal temperature increases, it
goes back to normal brightness.
Extremely high precision technology is employed to
produce the LCD monitor screen featuring a total of
approximately 113,000 pixels. The result is more than
99.99% effective pixels with a mere 0.01% of the pixels
inactive or always lit. However, this is not a malfunction
and does not affect the recorded picture.
Viewfinder
≥To remove dust from inside the viewfinder, dismount the
viewfinder first. When the dust is difficult to remove, get rid of
it with a cotton swab dampened with water. Then wipe the
viewfinder with a dry cotton swab.
≥To clean the inside of the Viewfinder, remove the Eyecup 1,
then keep pressing 2 and pull the cover 3 out.
1
3
2
Extremely high precision technology is employed to
produce the viewfinder screen featuring a total of
approximately 113,000 pixels. The result is more than
99.99% effective pixels with a mere 0.01% of the pixels
inactive or always lit. However, this is not a malfunction
and does not affect the recorded picture.
The range of view shown in the LCD or viewfinder is
slightly narrower than that outputted from the video
output socket.
ª Periodical check-ups
≥To maintain the highest image quality, we recommend
replacing worn parts such as heads after approx. 1000 hours
of use. (This, however, depends on operating conditions
including temperature, humidity and dust.)
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Explanation of terms
ª Automatic white balance
White balance adjustment recognizes the color of light and
adjusts so the white color will become a pure white. The
camera-recorder determines the hue of light that comes
through the lens and white balance sensor, thereby judging the
recording condition, and selects the closest hue setting. This is
called automatic white balance adjustment. However, since the
camera-recorder only stores white color information under
several light sources, automatic white balance adjustment does
not function normally under the other light sources.
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Outside of the effective range of automatic white balance
adjustment, the image will become reddish or bluish. Even
within the effective range of automatic white balance
adjustment, the automatic white balance adjustment may not
function properly if there is more than one light source. For light
outside the functional auto white balance adjustment range,
use the manual white balance adjustment mode.
1) The effective range of automatic white balance adjustment
on this camera-recorder
2) Blue sky
3) TV screen
4) Cloudy sky (rain)
5) Sunlight
6) White fluorescent lamp
7) 2 hours after sunrise or before sunset
8) 1 hour after sunrise or before sunset
9) Halogen light bulb
10) Incandescent light bulb
11) Sunrise or sunset
12) Candlelight
ª White balance
The image recorded by the camera-recorder may become
bluish or reddish under the influence of light sources. To avoid
such phenomena, adjust the white balance.
White balance adjustment determines the white color under
different light sources. By recognizing which is the white color
under sunlight and which is the white color under a fluorescent
lamp, the camera-recorder can adjust the balance among the
other colors.
Since white color is the reference of all colors (light), the
camera-recorder can record pictures in a natural hue if it can
recognize the reference white color.
ª Auto focus
Auto focus automatically moves the focusing lens forward and
backward inside the camera-recorder to bring the subject into
focus.
Auto focus has the following characteristics
≥Adjusts so that the vertical lines of a subject are seen more
clearly.
≥Attempts to bring an object with higher contrast into focus.
≥Focuses on the screen center only.
Due to these characteristics, auto focus does not work correctly
in the following situations. Record pictures in the manual focus
mode.
Recording a subject with one end located closer to the
camera-recorder and the other end farther away from it
≥As auto focus adjusts at the center of an image, it may be
impossible to focus on a subject that is located in both the
foreground and background.
Recording a subject behind dirty or dusty glass
≥The subject behind the glass will not be focused because
the focus is on the dirty glass.
Recording a subject that is surrounded by objects with
glossy surfaces or by highly reflective objects
≥The recording subject may become blurry because the
camera-recorder focuses on the objects with glossy
surfaces or on highly reflective objects.
Recording a subject in dark surroundings
≥The camera-recorder cannot focus correctly because the
light information that comes through the lens decreases
considerably.
Recording a fast-moving subject
≥As the focus lens-inside moves mechanically, it cannot
keep up with a fast-moving subject.
Recording a subject with little contrast
≥A subject with little contrast, such as a white wall, may
become blurry because the camera-recorder achieves
focus based upon the vertical lines of an image.
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Specifications
Specifications
Specifications
Camera-Recorder
Recording format:
Mini DV (Consumer-use digital video SD format)
Tape used:
1/4-inch digital video tape
Recording/playback time:
SP: 60 min; LP: 90 min (with AY-DVM63)
Video
Recording system:
Digital component
Television system:
EIA Standard: 525 lines, 60 fields NTSC color signal
Audio
Recording system:
PCM digital recording
16 bit (48 kHz/2 ch), 12 bit (32 kHz/4 ch)
Image sensor:
1/6-inch 3CCD image sensor
(Effective pixels: moving picture/290 Kk3, Total: 460 Kk3)
Lens:
Auto Iris, F1.8 to F2.8, Focal length; 2.45 mm to 24.5 mm,
Macro (Full range AF)
Filter diameter:
43 mm
Zoom:
10:1 Power zoom
Monitor:
2.5-inch LCD
Viewfinder:
Color electronic viewfinder
Microphone:
Stereo (with a zoom function)
Speaker:
1 round speaker ‰ 20 mm
Standard illumination:
1,400 lx
Minimum required illumination:
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