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camcorder
user's
guide
CC641/CC643
Important Safety Information
Be sure to read all the safety information before you begin to use this product.
WARNING:
ToreAucethe risk of fire or shock hazard, do not expose
camcorder or AC adapter/charger to rain or moisture.
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This symbol indicates "dangerous voltage'"
inside the product that presents a risk of electric
RISK OF _SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
shock or personal injury.
_
This symbol indicates
accompanying
the product.
important instructions
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE THE COVER
(OR BACK), NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTSARE INSIDE. REFER SERVICING
TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONEL.
Cautions
CAUTION:
To prevent electric shock, match wide blade of plug to
wide slot, fully insert.
ATTENTION:
Pour 6viter les chocs 6lectriques, introduire la lame
la plus large de la fiche dans la borne correspondante de la prise et
pousserjusqu au fond.
To reduce risk of injury, charge only rechargeable batteries recommended by the manufacturer for this camcorder. Other types of
batteries may burst causing damage and personal injury.
FCC Regulations state that unauthorized changes or modifications to
this equipment may void the user's attthority to operate it.
Product Registration
Please fill out the product registration card and return it immediately.
Returning this card allows us to contact you if needed.
Keep your sales receipt for proof of purchase to obtain warranty parts
and service and attach it here. Record the serial number and model
numbers located on the bottom of the camcorder.
Model No:
Serial No:
Purchase Date:
Purchased From:
CC643/CC641
We want to make sure you enjoy your new camcorder
questions, call:
Camcorder
Customer
Accessories
Exchange
Warranty.
If you have any
.......... 800-283-6503
(pages 80-81)
Service ...................................
800-336-1900
(page 79)
.............................................
800-338-0376
(pages 66-71)
Safety Information
.............................. i
• Using; the Battery to Power
Your Camcorder ................... 13-15
First Time Operation
• Assistance .......................................
3
• Using: the DCC08 Car Cord
Adapter ......................................
• Unpack the Camcorder and
Accessories .................................
3
Video Cassettes
• Attach the Adapter/Charger ............ 4
• Insert a Tape .................................... 4
• Adjust the Handstrap to Fit
Your Hand ...................................
5
• Slide LENS COVER Control to
Open Lens Cover ........................ 5
• Place POWER (CAMERA/OFF
VCR) Switch in CAMERA .......... 5
• Select a Recording Speed and
Tape Length ................................ 6
• Set the AE Dial to AUTO ................. 7
• Adjust the Viewfinder and
Eyepiece Focus Control ............. 7
• Start and Stop Recording ................ 8
• Play Back What you Have
Recorded .................................... 8
• Place the POWER Switch in OFF
to Turn Off the Camcorder ......... 8
• Close the Lens Cover ...................... 8
• Review Camcorder's
Operating Controls ....................
Powering Your Camcorder
• Using the Adapter/Charger to
Power Your Camcorder ............ 12
16
• Erase Protection - Safety Tab ....... 17
• Recording and Playback
Speeds and Times ..................... 17
• Inserting and Removing
Cassettes ................................... 18
• Cassette Care and Storage ............. 18
Recording
• Adjust Viewfinder for
Convenient Viewing ................. 19
• Eyepiece Focus Control ............ 19
• Making a Recording ................. 20-21
• Viewiinder Displays ................. 22-25
• Flying Erase Head ......................... 26
• Auto Head Cleaner ........................ 26
• Tally Light ..................................... 26
• Quick Review Feature ................... 26
• Microphone .......... ......................... 27
• Camera Edit Feature ..................... 27
• FullAuto Mode ............................. 28
• Exposure Control .......................... 29
• Zooming
• Using the Zoom Lever .............. 30
• Tele Macro Zooming ................ 31
• Focusing
• Playback on TV (or VCR)
with Audio/Video In Jacks .. 62-63
• AutoFocus
................................
32
• FocusLockFeature
..................
32 • Playback on a TV Without
Audio/Video Inputs ............. 64-65
• Manual
Focus...........................
33
• WhiteBalance
..........................
34-35 Optional Accessories ................... 66-71
• Fading
InandOut.........................
36 • Accessory Order Form ............. 69-71
• 16X 9Mode.................................
37
Trouble Checks ...................... ..... 72-75
• Date/Time
Display
• ClockLithiumCell...................
38 Care and Maintenance
• Setting
theTimeandDate........39 • Cleaning the Camcorder ............... 76
• Record
theDate,DateandTime,
• Cleaning the Camcorder's Lens .... 76
orTitleonYourTape.......40-4l
• Cleaning the Camcorder's
• Titles
Viewfinder ................................. 76
• Recording
Preset
.......................
42 • Proper Care and Storage ............... 77
• Create
YourOwnTitle..............
43 • Things to Avoid ............................. 77
• GainUp.........................................
44 Information to User ......................... 78
• AE Dial .......................................... 45
• Self-Timer ................................ 46-47
Customer Assistance ........................ 79
• Animation Recording ............... 48-49
• Time-Lapse Recording ............. 50-51
Limited Warranty ....................... 80-81
• Time-Remaining Display .............. 52
• JLIP (Joint Level Interface Protocol)
Identification Number ............... 53
Specifications ....................................
Recording and Traveling Tips ........ 54
Attaching the Shoulder Strap ......... 55
Playback
• Using the Cassette Adapter ...... 56-57
• Viewfinder Playback ..................... 58
• Playback
•
•
•
•
Features
Visual Searching .......................
Tape Positioning .......................
Stop-Action Pause ....................
Time Counter ............................
59
59
59
60
• Memory-Stop Feature ........... 60
• Tracking ....................................
61
Index ............................................
82
83-85
This section describes only the basic steps necessary to set up your camcorder
record. Refer to the other sections for detailed operation and feature options.
to
Assistance
The toll-flee numbers are available to help you with any problem you may encounter.
Camcorder Exchange Warranty............... 800-283-6503
li
Customer Service ...................................
800-336-1900
Accessories .............................................
800-2;38-0376
Unpack
the camcorder
and accessories.,
• Save the packing materials and box in case you ever need to ship
or store your camcorder.
• The items shown below are packed with your camcorder. If any
are missing or appear damaged, contact your dealer immediately.
WA_
NICKEL
CADMIUM
BATTERY
MUST BY,RECYCLED OR
DISPOSED
Model CC643 or CC641"
OF PROPERLY.
Rechargeable 6 Volt Battery
Part No FB1260
*Your model of camcorder may not look
exactly like the pictures in this guide.
Shoulder Strap
Part No. ACS091
this adapter/charger
!_a _hFv_seo_er
,: than charging the
_PB 1260 or FB 120
Caution: Do not use
_ry
pack-or
,,Supplying power to
': _'_mc0rder.
AC Adapter/Charger
Part No. 236689
and DC Cable Part No. 233087
Cassette Adapter
Part No. 232845
Cassette Adapter Battery
(Size "AA" 1.5 Volt)
O
Clock Cell
3-Volt Micro Lithium
Cell - such as CR2025 available from most local
drug stores and camera
shops. Use of other cells
present a risk of fire or
explosion.
_.Keep out Of the handsof children.,Catieausedeath or inju._jf,_, allowed.
If swallowed, consult a physician immediately for en_ergeneY .,trp,,,,,,a_ment.
The lithium
cellusedinthis
dewce naa2(_xploae
resulung
m _t'nre,
or
chemical
bum fftmstreated.
DO _Otre_,
_hsas_mble_h"_'l_ove
212°F (IO0°C), or incinerate.
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Neverusemetallic
tweezers
toholdthecell_,never sh6rt
ctrcmtthe+
and- sides of the cell,
To AC 100-240,
50/60 Hz
Adapter/
Charger
POWER
Indicator
DC OUT
Jack
DC Cable
2.
Attach the adapter/charger.
Since the battery must be charged
before it can be used the first time,
attach the adapter/charger
camcorder.
• Connect
to the
one end of the DC cable
to the DC OUT jack on the
adapter/charger.
• Connect
the other end of the DC
cable to the DC in jack on the
camcorder as shown above.
• Plug the adapter/charger's
plug
into an operating outlet. The
adapter/charger's
POWER
indicator will light.
1
Insert a tape.
,. Slide EJECT.
., Turn the tape wheel on the
cassette to remove any slack from
the tape.
• Insert the cassette with the tape
wheel facing up and the tape
window
facing
out.
• Press on the area labeled PUSH
until the cassette door locks
into place.
EJECT
Button
Tape Wheel
LENS
Cover
Control
(
PUSH Here
to Close
Tape Window
p
Switch and Handstrap Velcro
Indicator
Strip (Under Flap)
4.
Adjust the handstrap
your hand.
to fit
• Lift the flap on the handstrap
separate the velcro strip.
and
• Insert your hand, adjust the strap
to fit snugly, refasten the Strap, and
close the flap.
5.
Slide
LENS
COVER
control
to open lens cover.
6.
Place POWER (CAMERA/
OFF/VCR) switch
in CAMERA.
• The power indicator will light and
the camcorder will enter record
pause. - PAUSE--=appears in the
viewfinder when the camcorder is
in record pause.
• The position of this switch tells
the camcorder whether you want
to record (CAMERA), turn the
power off (OFF),
tapes (VCR).
or play back
• The camcorder will automatically
turn off if it remains in record
pause for five minutes. Place
POWER in OFF and then back in
CAMERA.
(continued on next page)
5
T2_30.40
Bu_on
SP-SLP
Button
7.
Select a recording
speed and tape length.
Select SP or SLP recording speed.
Press the SP-SLP button to select a
recording speed. The speed selected
(SP or SLP) appears in the
viewfinder.
• SP - Standard play provides the
best picture, but the shortest
recording time (20 minutes with a
TC-20 tape).
• SLP - Extended play provides
three times the recording time as
SP (60 minutes with a TC-20
tape). SLP has slightly more
picture noise in normal playback.
Set the length of the tape you are
using so the camcorder can correctly
calculate the recording time
remaining on the tape.
Repeatedly press the T20o30,40
b atton to select a tape length.
• Select T20 if you are using a tape
with 20 minutes or less recording
time in SP.
• Select T30 if you are using a tape
with 30 minutes recording time
in SP.
• Select T40 if you are using a tape
with 40 minutes recording time
in SP.
Eyepiece
Focus
Control
Electronic
Viewfinder
\
AE Dial
8.
Set the AE dial to A UTO.
• This places the camcorder in the
AUTO mode.
• In the AUTO mode, the focus,
exposure, and white balance are
automatically controlled by the
carncorder.
• Many of the special effects do not
operate in the AUTO mode.
Details on page 28.
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Adjust the viewfinder and
eyepiece focus control.
• Pull out and rotate the viewfinder
into a comfortable operating
position.
• Turn the eyepiece focus control to
adjust the focus of the viewfinder
t-'oryour vision.
STOP
Button
PAUSE
Button
Button
Po_ver
Indicator
POWER
(VCR/OFF/
CAMERA)
Switch
10. Start and stop recording.
• Press and release the thumb trigger
to start recording. _ appears in
the viewfinder, and the tally light
will light when the camcorder is
recording.
• Press and release the thumb trigger
again to stop recording. The
camcorder is now in the recordpause mode ( =-PAUSE_appears in
the viewfinder).
Thumb
Trigger
11. Play back what you have
recorded.
• Place the POWER switch in VCR.
• Press REW to rewind the tape.
• Press PLAY/PAUSE to play back
the tape in the viewfinder.
• Press STOP when you are finished
playing back the tape.
• Details on viewfinderplayback
on page 58.
are
12. Place the POWER switch in
OFF to turn off the
camcorder.
The power indicator will turn off.
13. Close the lens cover.
14. Review camcorder's
operating
controls.
Power
Zoom
Lever
to Close
Cassette Compartment
Lens
Tally
Light
SET
BuUon
JLIP Connector
(Located Under
Small Cover)
Microphone
SELECT
Button
AE Dial
MENU
Button
(continued
on next page)
9
14. Review camcorder's
Model CC643 Only:
B (Bright) and C (White
Balance) Controls (See
trouble checks for details.)
operating
controls.
(continued)
Eyepiece
Focus
Control
Viewfinder
\
LENS COVER Control
Shoulder Strap
Attachment
Clock Cell
Battery
Compartment
Attach
Rechargeable
Battery Here
Indicator
Attach Adapter/
Charger's DC
cord Here
Handstrap
\
POWER (VCR/OFF/
CAMERA) Switch
Thumb Trigger
Shoulder Strap
Attachment Ring
::r
10
AUDIO
(MONO), RF DC
OUT, and
VIDEO jacks
14. Review camcorder's
operating controls.
T20=30+40 Button
(Also COUNTER R/M Button)
SP-SIP Button
r
STOP Button _TER
I
T20"[.._ 0
SP'SLP
R/M
STOP
/
Button
REW (Rewind) Bu
(Also EDIT SEA RCH Button)
Fast Forward) Button
(Also EDIT SEARCH + Button)
BATT. (Battery)
RELEASE Button
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Using the Adapter/Charger
to Power Your Camcorder
The adapter/charger attaches to the camcorder and lets you power your camcorder
directly from standard household power. The adapter/charger operates on 100-240
volts, 50/60 Hz, so it can be used virtually anywhere in the world to power the
camcorder or recharge the battery.
To AC 100-240V, 50/60 Hz
DC Cable
POWER
Indicator
DC OUT
Jack
Attach Adapter/Charger
Remove
1. Connect one end of the DC cable to
the DC OUT jack on the adapter/
charger.
1. Unplug the adapter/charger from the
wall outlet.
2. Remove the DC cable from the
2. Connect the other end of the DC cable
to the DC in jack on the camcorder as
shown above.
3. Plug the adapter/charger's plug into
the nearest AC outlet (100-240V,
50/60Hz).
Adapter/Charger
adapter/charger and camcorder.
Using an Optional
Plug Adapter
An optional plug adapter may be required
in some countries.
4. If the adapter/charger is properly
connected, its POWER indicator
will light.
J
Optional AC
Plug Adapter
AC 100-240V
ICA_UTION:Do notuse this adapter/
_h_r_fo_anyother
p_rpos_
other
_ _g
: batte_ p_6kor supplyingpow_ to_e
camc6rder. ".......
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1. Hag the adapter/charger's
th_va_260
orFm
plug into
the AC plug adapter.
2.
Plag the AC plug adapter
outlet.
into the AC
Using the Battery to Power Your Camcorder
The battery must be charged as described on the nextpage before it can be used the
first time. Initial charging will take approximately 70 minutes. When fully charged,
the battery should supply about 70 minutes of operating time (depending on how much
you use zoom and pause). Conserve battery power by _:urningthe camcorder off during
recording breaks.
Note: The small marker switch on top of the battery is for use as a personal reminder to help you
remember to recharge the battery. It has no other function.
Reference
Marks
-temu_rials.
, _?;_ _,_
Do not attempt toxlisas_nible or
modify the battery. There are no
Marker
Switch
specified adapter/chargers and
camcorders._7-_yi_gt_, _._ _,__
Throwing the battery into a fire
orexp0shig k to exeessive i_eat over,149CF (65°,C) _ould b_ .....
hazardous.
BATT. RELEASE
Button
Attach the Charged
POWER Switch
and Indicator
Battery
If the DC cable is attached to the
camcorder, remove it before attaching the
battery. Also, install the lithium clock
cell before attaching the battery pack.
Details on page 38.
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•
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I.
Align the reference mark on the
battery with mark on back of
camcorder.
bottom of the battery down until it
locks into place.
3.
Place the POWER
The power
Remove
switch
indicator
in CAMERA.
will light.
the Battery
Slide and hold BATE. RELEASE
right while removing
to the
the battery.
2. Hold the top of the battery flush
against the camcorder and press the
Consumer
Electronics
productsealindicates
that weused
are participating
in a
ATTENTION:
The RBRC
on the battery
in your Thomson
._.0 ,,,_ _
program to collect and recycle Nickel Cadmium batterie:_ throughout the __
United States. Please call 1-800-8-BATTERY for information or
contact your local recycling center.
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Hold Battery
Flush and
Slide
Reference
Marks
POWER
Indicator
To AC Wall
Outlet 100240 Volts,
50/60 Hz.
CHG
Indictor
END
Indicator
REFRESH
Button
Adapter/Charger
Indicator
Charge the Battery
Use the REFRESH
If the DC cable is attached to the DC OUT
1. Align reference mark on battery with
mark on adapter/charger.
The battery will provide increased
operation time if you "refresh" it after
five chargings. The refresh feature
"refre, shes" the battery by completely
discharging it.
2.
1. Attach battery to adapter/charger.
jack on the adapter/charger,
plug.
remove
its
Hold the battery flush against the
adapter/charger
and slide it in the
direction of the arrow.
3. Plug adapter/charger into nearest AC
outlet (100-240V, 50/60Hz).
2.
Note: If you try to charge a battery that
has not been charged for a long period of
time, it may take a few minutes for the
CHG indicator to light.
5. After the battery is charged, the END
indicator will light.
:.
6. Remove the charged battery by sliding
it off the adapter/charger.
7. Attach the charged battery to the
camcorder.
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Press REFRESH.
The REFRESH
indicator will light and the battery
will begin discharging.
3.
4. If the battery is properly connected,
the adapter/charger's CHG (charge)
indicator will light.
k
Button
When discharging is completed, the
REFRESH indicator will turn off,
and the CHG indicator
will light.
The battery will then charge.
4.
After the battery is charged, the
END indicator will light. Remove
the battery
from the adapter/charger.
Battery Level Indicator
The battery level indicator appears in the
viewfinder and shows you the amount of
power in the rechargeable battery.
• When _
appears, the battery is
fully charged.
• As the power is used
appear.
_
and
• When the battery power is almost gone,
x i /
c---a flashes in the viewfinder. The
camcorder will turn off automatically
after a few seconds. Place the POWER
switch in OFF to turn off the camcorder before replacing the battery.
The batlery level indicator will not be
recorded on the tape when it appears in
the viewfinder.
Battery Care and Storage
_.. ...................... !___
Recharging takes approximately 70
minutes depending on the battery's
condition.
Refreshing takes approximately 210
minutes depending on the battery's
condition.
After repeated charging and use,
operation time will gradually decrease.
When operation time becomes too
short to be useful, it is time to replace
the battery.
......_
Remove the battery and let it cool
down.
• If the battery discharging must be
stopped in the middle, remove the
battery from the adapter/charger before
unplugging it from the AC outlet.
• Let a hot battery cool down before
attaching it to the AC adapter/charger.
• If the CHG indicator starts flashing, the
battery pack has become too hot.
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Optional
Car Cord Adapter
The optional DCC08 car cord shown on
page 66 allows you to power your
camcorder from the cigarette lighter
socket of a car, truck, or RV. It converts
i 2-volts to a 6-volt output.
Note: Consult the installation andoperating
instructions enclosed with the DCC08 for
complete operating instructions.
Using the DCC08 Car Cord Adapter
:CautioJts:_e
_is>desi_nextto_ _,
ne_ati_ O_
_,y.6tems,,,_ wcc
us_o_ _ _adapter
DCC08 with
_'s c_!
_ _e of_ny_--bth"e"rc--_
cord a_
camc6_er
a3i damage the
_d void your warranty.
...................................................
Cigarette
Lighter Socket
POWER Indicator
Power
Connector
Optional
DCC08 Car Cord Adapter
1. Place the POWER switch in OFF to
turn off the camcorder. Power
indicator on the camcorder turns off.
2. If the battery or DC cable is attached
to the camcorder, remove it.
3. Hold the top of the power connector
flush against the camcorder, and press
the bottom of the power connector
down until it locks into place.
4. Take the vehicle's cigarette lighter out
of the socket.
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5. Insert the car cord's cigarette lighter
plug into the vehicle's cigarette lighter
socket. The power indicator on the
car cord adapter will light.
6. Place the POWER switch in CAMERA
to turn on the camcorder. The power
indicator on the camcorder lights.
,;
p0w_r is
_ore _6{dng
_e car cord _ plug from the cigarette
Makesureyouselect
goodqualitytapes
tobeused
withyourcamcorder.
Useof poor
quality tapes or tapes that have been damaged or mishandled can contaminate the video
heads, resulting in a snowy picture or no picture at all during playback. Because there
is no control over the type of tape purchased or rented by consumers, head cleaning is
not covered under warranty. It is considered normal maintenance.
The automatic head-cleaning system minimizes the need for accessory cleaners or
cleaning by a Servicenter. This system is activated whenever you insert or remove a
cassette.
Erase Protection
- Safety Tab
You can use your video cassettes over and over again. To erase a previous recording,
just record over it.
S
A. Remove
safety tab or
slide tab to
REC OFF.
Recording
and Playback
B. Cover hole
with vinyl tape or
slide tab to REC ON to
record
over tape.
Speeds and Times _ ........
_.................
The camcorder records and plays back in standard speed (SP) or extended play (SLP).
Select the recording speed using the SP-SLP button. The selected speed will be
displayed in the viewfinder. Listed below are the maximum SP and SLP recording
times for popular VHS-C cassettes.
• SP - Standard play provides the
best picture (less picture noise),
but the shortest recording time
(20 minutes with a TC-20 tape).
• SLP- Extended play provides
three times the recording time as
SP (60 minutes with a TC-20
tape). SLP has slightly more
picture noise than SP in normal
playback. This may not be
noticeable.
Cassette
TC-20
TC-30
TC-40
Recording Time
SP
SLP
20 Min.
30 Min.
40 Min.
60 Min.
90 Min.
120 Min.
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Inserting
and Removing
Cassettes
_'_ufi6n:O
EJECT Button
Tape
Wheel
..... ,-
'_f_inghp_nd i_
the tape.win-_':
dow facing out.
Tab -,_uld glide _',_
t_e_ilytinttYthe ,._
compartment.
-.-Donot force
i e cassette.
PUSH Here to
Close Cassette
Compartment
Tape
Window
Before inserting a cassette, turn the tape
wheel on the side of the cassette in the
direction shown to remove any slack in
the tape.
.
Attach a power supply. Then slide
and'.release EJECT to open the
cassette compartment.
Insert or remove the cassette.
3. Close the cassette compartment
door
by pressing on the area labeled PUSH
until it locks into place.
Cassette
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:4," :.t-t.- :"U.:
-ti<-',; " ::. :,: -1 :.:" ,tb.
Care and Storage
_ ......
• When you are finished with a cassette,
rewind it, remove it from the
camcorder, and label it.
• Store cassettes vertically in their
protective cases at normal room
temperatures. Do not leave your
camcorder or cassettes in a car or
outdoors for an extended period.
Excessive heat or cold may damage
your cassettes.
• Keep the cassette away from strong
magnetic fields such as electric motors
and other devices.
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_ ..........
_,
.......
_-_
...............
• Keep dust from entering the cassette
compartment. All dust is abrasive and
will cause excessive wear on the tape
and the camcorder's recording or
playback heads.
• Do not use cassettes with damaged or
spliced tape.
• Do not use a cassette if it has been
damaged or exposed to moisture. The
tape may jam and/or damage your
camcorder.
Viewfinder
The camcorder's viewfinder is a miniature monitor that displays the picture seen
by the camcorder when recording.
Adjust Viewfinder
for Convenient
Viewing
For convenient viewing, you can slide the viewfinder out from the camcorder and
rotate it up and down.
Eyepiece Focus Control
,
_ /
vi&{ind_:_o r
pXetei , und
e
vie_d/ar
camcorder.
the
When carrying the
camcorder with the
shoulder strap, put the
viewfinder down and
in. This helps prevent
possible damage to
the viewfinder from
., bumping against your
.,_body as you move.
Eyepiece
Focus Control
The eyepiece focus control lets you set the focus of the viewfinder for your vision.
If you wear eyeglasses, you probably can operate the camcorder without them.
It is easiest to set the correct focus by
focusing on one of the viewfinder's onscreen displays. Look through the
viewfinder and adjust the eyepiece focus
control for your vision.
The eyepiece focus control does not affect
the focus of the picture actually recorded
by the camcorder.
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Making a Recording
The steps below tell you how to make a recording and suggest using some of the
recording features. Each feature is described in detail on the following pages.
Button
T20.30,,40
Button
SP-SLP
Button
SELECT Button
EDIT
SEARCH
Buttons
LENS
COVER
Control
Lever
Attach
Power
Supply
POWER
1. Attach a power supply.
Attach the adapter/charger,
charged
battery, or optional DC car cord.
2. Insert
a tape.
• Turn the tape wheel on the cassette
to remove any slack from the tape.
• Press EJECT to open the cassette
compartment.
• Insert the cassette with the tape
wheel facing up and the tape
window facing out.
20
Switch
3. Slide the LENS COVER control to
open the lens cover.
4. Place the POWER (CAMERA/OFF/
VCR) switch in CAMERA.
The power indicator will light and the
camcorder will enter record pause.
_=-PAUSE
--=appears in the viewfinder.
5. Adjust the viewfinder and eyepiece
focus control for your vision.
6. Select a recording speed and tape
length.
A. Press the SP-SLP button to select
SP or SLP recording speed.
B. Press the 720,30,40 button to select
the length of the tape you are using
(T20, T30, or T40) so the camcorder can correctly calculate the
time remaining.
7. Set the AE dial for a special effect.
• Place the dial in AUTO to place the
camcorder in the full auto mode.
• Place the dial in ( ,_ ) sports or
1/1000 to record fast-moving
action.
• Place the dial in ( [] ) back light or
( [] ) front light to compensate
unusual lighting situations.
for
• Place the dial in ( I'-A ) sepia to
create the effect of an old movie.
• Place the dial in HAZE to soften the
image and create a misty white look.
• Place the dial in (SHDW) shadow
effect to darken the image and
lessen glare.
8. Fade in and out of scenes
to
• FADE will appear in the viewfinder.
• The camcorder
start recording
are recording.
• Press and release the thumb trigger
to start recording. _ appears in
the viewfinder and the tally light
will light when the camcorder is
recording.
• Press and release the thumb trigger
again to stop recording. The
camcorder is now in record pause.
-- PAUSE
=--appears in the viewfinder.
• The camcorder will automatically
turn off if it remains in record pause
for five minutes. Place the POWER
switch in OFF and then back in
CAMERA.
10. Zoom in and out.
• Zoom in and out using the zoom T
and W lever.
• The zoom indicator appears in the
viewfinder when you zoom.
11. Review what you have recorded.
• Press and quickly release EDIT
SEARCH - to review the last few
seconds of your recording.
• Press and hold EDIT SEARCH- or
+ to visually see what you have
recorded. Release the button to
• Details are on page 45.
• Repeatedly press SELECT
display _"FADE'_ in the
viewfinder.
Press SET.
9. Start and stop recording.
begin recording at that point.
12. When you are finished, place
POWER switch in OFF and close
the lens cover.
will fade in if you
or fade out if you
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Battery
•
Level Indicator
This indicator
power
•
(_
•
)
shows the amount
left in the rechargeable
indicator
flashes when the
power dial is set to CAMERA and the
safety tab has been removed from the
cassette or there is no cassette in the
camcorder.
SELECT
• Press SETto select date, AUTO
DATE, date and time, or a title you
created. SET CHAR appears if you
have not created a title.
Warning
• The _
Button
Indicators
The feature selected
( _
•
• Details are on pages 40-41
•
)
appears
• Press SETto
• Select MWB when you want to
adjust the color temperatures
manually.
when you can
select FADE.
camcorder will automatically
in and out of scenes.
• Select "0':- when recording
outdoors on a sunny day.
• Select _
when recording
outdoors on a cloudy day.
The
fade
• Details are on page 36.
•
_16 X 9 •
(Wide
bars at the top and bottom of the
screen to produce a cinema-like
wide-screen effect.
_i;!;:.':_:.:_;:_!
_--=-:='_-_:---"
_
"_:-
.5 :,:.'7t.=.
:.=
-,:.-.
:'..:
• Details are on page 37.
•
I*T/TLE•
• Select _ when recording using
halogen or tungsten lighting.
Screen)
• Press SET to select 16 X 9. The
camcorder will record with black
(Manual White Balance)
Pres:s SET to select the white
balance mode.
with the SELECT
_FADE•
This indicator
select fading.
_M. W.B.•
This indicator appears for manual
white balance.
button appears here.
•
(Display)
• This indicator appears when you
can select a display to record on
your tape.
of
battery.
This indicator flashes when the battery
is almost empty.
Cassette
)'DISP.•
• Details are on pages 34-35.
Status
Displays
•
The _ indicator appears when the
camcorder is recording.
•
The = PAUSE--indicator appears
during record pause.
(Preset Titles)
This indicator appears when you can
select one of the eight preset titles or
the title you created.
• Press SET to select one of the titles.
• Details are on page 42.
Tape Speed Indicators
(SP or SLP)
The tape speed selected
button appears here.
with the SP-SLP
•
Details
are on page 17.
[1
Zoom
Indicator
( t)
[3
The zoom indicator appears here when
you use the zoom lever.
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Viewfinder
Displays
(continued)
5rain
T30
M 0:00:00
+03
LENS COVER
TAPE END
Change Indicator (=")
Exposure Indicators (+03)
This indicator appears to let you know
that an item in the recording menu has
been changed from the original
factory setting.
This indicator appears when you are
adjusting brightness manually using the +
and -- buttons in the center of the AE dial.
Dew Warning (l-g])
Focus Indicators
The dew indicator appears when excessive moisture (condensation) has entered
the camcorder. The camcorder will not
These indicator appear when you are
adjusting focus manually using the
FOCUS 4 and FOCUS _" buttons.
The AE dial must not be set to AUTO.
operate when this indicator appears.
Place the camcorder in a warm, dry area
until this indicator disappears.
• Details are on page 29.
• The ( _
( a
± )
) flash when the auto-focus
system cannot
operate properly.
• Details are on pages 32-33.
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Lithium
Time Remaining
Cell ( d_ )
•
This indicator
seconds when
camcorder and
or needs to be
•
Details are on page 3&
Self-Timer,
Indicators
•
appears for a few
you turn on the
the clock cell is missing
replaced.
Animation,
(,_
The interval
or time-lapse
The approximate
time remaining on the
tape is automatically
displayed.
The
correct tape length must be set with the
T.20.30"40
button.
and Time-Lapse
Warnings and Information
_O15S)
• LENS COVER: When you turn on the
cam€order, this indicator briefly flashes
to remind you to open the lens cover.
1S and
time selected
recording
( _
for self-timer
15S, 30S,
• The recording time selected for
animation or time-lapse recording
l/4S, 1/2S, or IS) appears
here.
• Details are on pages 48-49 and 50-51.
Tape Length
(5 min)
• Details are on page 52.
1MIN, or 5MIN) appears here. Details
are on pages 46-47 and 50-51.
(_
Display
This indicator may flash when the
camcorder is used in dark areas -even if the lens cover is open.
• TAPE END appears when the end of
the tape is reached during recording or
a cassette is inserted with its tape
already at the end.
(T 30)
The tape length (T20, 7"30, or T40)
selected with the T20.30.40 button
appears
•
here.
Details are on page 52.
Time-Counter
(MO:O0:00)
•
The time counter appears during
playback.
It is not recorded.
•
An "M" appears in front of the time
counter when memory-stop
is on.
•
Details are on page 60.
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Tally
Light
Microphone
Flying Erase Head
Tally Light
A separate erase head is mounted on
the spinning headwheel (hence the term
"flying"). This allows you to make clean
edits without the "glitches" or "rainbow
noise" that may occur at the beginning or
the end of recordings.
The lally light lights when the camcorder
is recording.
Auto Head Cleaner
The camcorder has an automatic headcleaning system. Whenever a cassette is
inserted or removed, this system is
activated.
The head-cleaning system minimizes the
need for accessory cleaners or cleaning
by a Servicenter.
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Quick Review Feature
Press and release EDIT SEARCH - when
the camcorder is in record pause to
review the last few seconds of a recording. The POWER switch must be in
CAMERA.
The camcorder will play back the last
few ,;econds of the recording, return the
tape to its previous position, and return
to record pause.
Exposure
Control
When the AE dial is in AUTO, the camcorder controls the iris for you.
Under normal conditions, the camcorder will adjust brightness automatically. You may need to adjust brightness manually when the background
is too bright or too dark in comparison with the subject.
"AE Dial
Manual Exposure
Turn Off Manual Exposure
1. Place the POWER switch in
CAMERA.
Press both + and - at the same time or
• The power indicator will light and
the camcorder will enter record
pause. -- PAUSE
-- appears in the
viewfinder.
2. Place the AE dial in MAN.
• Press + in the center of the dial to
brighten the image.
• Press - in the center of the dial to
darken the image.
• The exposure level indicator (+ O1
to 06) appears in the viewfinder.
place the mode select dial in AUTO.
Conditions Requiring Manual
Exposure
• When recording with a bright background or reverse lighting.
• When recording with a very dark
background or very bright subject.
• When recording a reflective natural
background -- such as a beach or
when skiing.
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Zooming
You can zoom in and out for close ups or wide-ang]:e shots just by sliding the zoom
lever on the camcorder. The camcorder can automatically focus when you zoom at
most distances.
If you want to record a close-up of a small subject closer than three feet, you can turn
on the Tele Macro feature in the recording menu. This feature allows you to record a
small subject at a distance of approximately 23 inches.
Zoom Lever
Using the Zoom Lever
1. To zoom in or out, slide the zoom
lever on the camcorder.
• To move the lens in the telephoto
(close-up) direction, slide the zoom
lever toward T.
• To move the lens in the wide angle
direction, slide the lever toward W.
Zoom speed varies on the camcorder
according to how far you zoom in or out.
• ::
:
.
3O
The zoom level indicator appears in the
viewtinder.
Tele Macro
Zooming
FOCUS b.
FOCUS
To Turn on Tele Macro
Zooming
1. Make sure the AE dial is not set to
AUTO.
2. Press the MENU button. The
recording menu will appear in the
viewfinder.
3. Press + or- in the center of the AE
dial to highlight TELE MACRO.
GAIN UP
MAX
INTERVAL TIMER
REC TIME
JLIP ID NO.
SET CHARACTER
DATE/TIME
OFF
OFF
07
END :MENU
<
4.
Press < or • in the center of the AE
dial to select • ON or OFF.
• Select • ON if you want to record a
small subject within approximately
23 inches.
• Select OFF for normal zooming.
5. Press MENU to exit the menu.
KEY
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Focusing
Under normal conditions, the camcorder can adjust focus automatically.
Under certain conditions, you may need to focus manually.
\
AE Dial
FOCUS
Auto Focus
Focus Lock Feature
During auto focus the camcorder will
focus automatically on the object located
in the center area of the viewfinder.
The fecus lock feature is useful when
• Place the AE dial in AUTO to turn on
the auto focus feature.
Note: The low-contrast indicator
( a.,,-A ) in the viewfinder indicates the
auto-focus system may not operate
correctly due to low illumination, low or
no contrast, repeated patterns, or two
subjects at different distances overlapping.
objects pass between your subject and the
camcorder or your main subject is not
located in the center of the viewfinder.
1o
Place the AE dial in MAN.
2. Center the main object in the
viewfinder.
3. Press FOCUS .,_ or FOCUS
• to
focus on the main subject. The
manual focus indicators (a, e_)
appear in the viewfinder.
4. Press FOCUS 4 and FOCUS •
together (or place AE dial in AUTO) to
turn auto focus back on.
i:
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Manual Focus
Under certain conditions, such as those
listed, you may need to focus manually.
flash. When the focus cannot be
adjusted any farther, the _, indicator
will flash. When the focus cannot be
adjusted any closer, the -'- indicator
will flash.
1. Set the AE dial to MAN.
2. Slide the power zoom lever toward T
to zoom in on your subject. To
maintain proper focus throughout the
zoom range, you must zoom in on the
subject before adjusting the focus.
3. Press FOCUS • or FOCUS • to
display a clear picture in the center of
the viewfinder.
.
Release the FOCUS • or FOCUS
to lock in the manual focus.
•
5. Press FOCUS • and FOCUS •
together (or place AE dial in AUTO) to
turn auto focus back on.
The A _ indicators appear in the
viewfinder. The 4 or D-indicator will
Conditions
Requiring
Manual Focus
..................
When recording a subject through a
window.
• When the subject is not in the center of
the viewfinder.
• When recording a subject having a
close foreground and a background that
is far away.
• When recording in low-light situations.
• When recording a scene with fast
motions, like a tennis swing.
• When recording two subjects at
different distances that overlap in the
same scene.
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White Balance
Making colors look natural is what white balance is all about. This is achieved by
adjusting the way the camcorder "sees" and records the light source in the scene you
wish to record. Your camcorder is equipped with automatic white balance. However,
under certain conditions, such as recording an objec!: with various shades of the same
color or when recording a predominantly red or brown object outdoors, you may
want to adjust white balance manually.
Dial
Button
_'_ELECT
Button
Auto White Balance
Manual
During auto white balance, the camcorder
will automatically adjust the white
balance.
1. Place the POWER switch in
CAMERA.
1. Place the POWER switch in
CAMERA.
.
Place the AE dial in AUTO or press
SET when • M.W.B. • appears in
the viewfinder until no indicator
appears in the viewfinder.
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White
Balance
2.
Place the AE dial in MAN.
3.
Press the SELECT button until
• M.W.B. • appears in the
viewfinder.
.
Press SET until the white balance
The MWB indicator will flash
indicator you want appears in the
viewfinder.
while the camcorder is adjusting
white balance and stop flashing
when it is ready to record.
_.M.W.B.4
Note: To change the tint for special
recording, substitute colored paper for
white. The white balance is
adjusted based on the color.
MWB
Red paper - deeper green
Blue paper - orange
Yellow paper - deeper purple
Select
The white balance indicator you select
will appear in the viewfinder.
outdoors
• Select-;,;..
• No indicator appears when you
select auto white balance.
• Select MWB when shooting
subjects with different color
temperatures and adjust the white
balance as follows:
Note: Connecting your camcorder to a
color TV monitor may be helpful when
making white balance adjustments.
A. Point camcorder
at a white, flat
_07 when recording
on a sunny day.
when recording
outdoors on a cloudy day.
• Select _,: when recording
using halogen or tungsten
lighting.
5.
To have camcorder automatically
control white balance, repeatedly
press SET until no white balance
indicator appears in viewfinder
(or pace AE dial in AUTO).
object such as a piece of white
paper.
B. Press and hold SET until MWB
appears and then press SET for at
least three seconds.
°
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Fading In and Out
You can add a professional touch to your recordings when you fade in and out
of scenes. The picture will gradually appear or disappear. The speed of the
fade is automatically controlled by the camcorder.
I Dial
Button
_ELECT
Button
1. Place the POWER switch in
CAMERA. The power indicator will
light. The camcorder will enter record
pause.
2. Make sure the AE dial is not set to
AUTO.
4.
• Press the thumb trigger
recording
fade in.
to start
and the camcorder
will
• Press the thumb trigger to stop
recording and the camcorder will
fade out.
_FADE4
FADE
Press SET. FADE will appear on the
left-hand side of the viewfinder when
the fade feature is turned on.
5.
"Io turn off FADE, press SELECT to
remove the FADE indicator from the
viewfinder,
in AUTO.
or place the AE dial
Notes: Press and hold the thumb trigger to
record a black screen.
3.
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Repeatedly
_FADE.q
press SELECT until
appears in the viewfinder.
The screen becomes slightly reddish if the fade
feature is used with the sepia feature.
The screen fades out white when the haze
feature is turned on.
16 X 9 Mode
New 16x9 TV Screen
The camcorder has a 16 X 9 recording
mode that lets you make recordings
compatible with the 16X9 format. When
16 X 9 is activated, the camcorder records
black bars at the top and bottom of the
picture to produce the wide-screen effect.
This is also known as "letterbox" recording.
Standard
Shape TV Screen
m16X9_
AE Dial
-SET
Button
Button
1.
2.
Place the POWER switch in
4.
CAMERA. The power indicator will
light. The camcorder will enter
record pause.
Press SET. Black bars will appear at
the top and bottom of the picture in
the viewfinder.
5.
To turn off 16 X 9, press SELECT to
remove the 16X9 indicator from the
Make sure the AE dial is not set to
AUTO.
3. Repeatedly press SELECT until
• 16X9_ appears in the viewfinder.
Normal Mode
viewfinder or place the AE dial
in it UTO.
16 X 9 Mode
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Date/Time
Display -- Clock Lithium Cell
The clock cell indicator t_ will flash for a few seconds in the viewfinder
when you turn on the camcorder if the cell has not been installed or needs
to be replaced.
Clock Cell
(+ Side
Insert Object
Here to
Remove Cel
Clock Cell
Compartment
Install the Clock Lithium
Cell
1. Make sure camcorder is turned off,
and remove any power supply
attached to the camcorder.
2. Press release tab of clock cell
compartment cover and open the
compartment.
3. Insert the clock cell with the "+"
4. Close the compartment cover. It will
click into place.
To Remove
Lithium
Cell
To remove battery, insert a pointed
nonmetallic object between battery and
compartment and lift.
terminal facing out.
burns
Keep
The
burn
Never
of the cell.
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or
cell, and
Date/Time
Display
m Setting
the Time
and Date
The date and time must be set before it can be displayed and recorded on
your tapes. The clock cell must be installed as shown on the previous page
before the date can be set and recorded.
AE Dial
Button
1. Make sure the AE dial is not set to
AUTO.
2. Press the MENU button. The
recording menu will appear in the
viewfinder.
3. Press + or- in the center of the AE
dial to highlight DATEgTIME.
GAIN UP
TELE MACRO
INTERVAL TIMER
REC TIME
JLIP ID NO.
SET CHARACTER
MAX
OFF
OFF
OFF
07
DA'nEmM
END :MENU KEY
4. Press • in the center of the AE dial to
display the time and date screen.
\
I
JAN
5. Press • or • to select the item you
want to set (month, day, year, hour
including AM/PM, and minutes).
6. Press + or - until the correct setting
appears. Press + to go forward or- to
go back.
7. When you are finished, press • or •
to highlight SET.
8. When SET begins to flash, press
MENU. The menu reappears. Press
MENU again to close the menu.
Notes:
If you enter an invalid date, INPUT ERROR
appears in the viewfinder. Press +, -, <, or ,and enter the correct day.
To return to the previous setting while you are
setting the time and date, highlight CANCEL
and press MENU.
/
1.00
AM
12:00
SET
CANCEL
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Date/Time
and Title Display m Recording
The clock cell must be installed and the date and time set (as shown on the previous
pages) before the date and time can be selected and recorded.
You must have created
a title (as described on page 43) before your title can be selected and recorded.
Dial
Button
SELECT
Button
Select Date, Date and Time, or Title to Record
1. Attach a power supply and place
POWER switch in CAMERA. The
power indicator will light.
2. Make sure the AE dial is not set to
AUTO if you want to select any mode
except AUTO DATE.
3. Repeatedly press SELECT until
_DISP.,q appears in the viewfinder.
4. Repeatedly press SETto select AUTO
DATE, date, date and time, title, or no
date display.
• AUTO DATE: The date will be
automatically recorded for approximately five seconds and then AUTO
DATE will be displayed whenever:
• The date has been set or
changed.
4O
On Your Tape
• This display mode has just been
selected.
• The tape has been changed or the
tape compartment opened.
• Date Display: The date will be
displayed and recorded.
• Date and Time Display: The date
and time will be displayed and
recorded.
• Title: The title you have created
will be displayed and recorded. If
no title has been created, SET
CHAR appears.
• No Display: No display will be
displayed or recorded.
AUTO
DATE
NOV
NOV
18.97
18.97
AM10:25
_Display
/
SET
CHAR
V,_?__
Title Display
To Record
lo
2.
.
4.
?
the Date, Date and Time, or Title on Your Tape
Place the camcorder in record pause.
Make sure the AE dial is not set to
AUTO unless you want to record
AUTO DATE.
5,
Begin recording.
6.
Press SET to remove the display from
the viewfinder when you are finished
Repeatedly press SELECT to display
D,DISP.._ .
Notes: If you do not want to record a date or
time, press SETto select the date and time off
mode. No display appears in the viewfinder.
If no title has been created, SET CHAR
appears and you can create a title.
Repeatedly press SET to display
AUTO DATE, date, date and time,
title, or date off.
recording
it.
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Titles -- Recording
The title feature lets you choose one of eight preset titles or create your own title
-- up to 18 characters.
The clock cell battery must be installed as shown on
page 38 before you can create or store your own title.
Dial
MENU
Button
Button
Add a Preset Title
1. Attach a power supply and place
POWER switch in CAMERA. The
power indicator
will light.
2. Make sure the AE dial is not set to
AUTO.
.
4.
Repeated press SELECT until
_,TITLE4 appears in the viewfinder.
Repeatedly press SET to select one of
the following titles. It will be
superimposed and recorded on your
tape.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY
HAPPY HOLIDAYS
CONGRATULATIONS
OUR FAMILY
SOMEONE SPECIAL
VACATION
SUPER STAR
FIRST
Title You Created
No Title
5. To remove the title from the
viewfinder, press SET.
Note: To recall a title, place the camcorder in
record pause and press SET.
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Create Your Own Title
1. Make sure the AE dial is not set to
AUTO.
6. Repeat step 5 until you have entered
your title.
2. Press the MENU button. The
A B C
K L M
TU
VW
recording menu will appear in the
viewfinder.
3. Press + or-
"A'E "1 b'u_oA&
:
0
in the center of the AE
dial to highlight SET CHARACTER.
b:
MAX
OFF
OFF
OFF
07
DATE/TIME
4. Press • in the center of the AE dial to
display the character set menu.
_=A
BCDE
FGH
I
_J KLMNOPQ
RS
TU
V WX
YZA
O U
"A'E "1 b "U I_ £E O A &
: .,
/ ! ? /., •
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
i;77
-7!7
END
_. 7_
•
{;.
..
7, •._ _,
:_:<
l ! ? & V
5 6 7 8 9
IS TWO[
:,.:.,
_>:,:_-_':'--'t-_'_
4;r;ti-:.;,,_._':.
_F_7_Trl
CLEAR
Note: If you wish to erase a previous title,
use +, -, •, or • to highlight CLEAR,
and press MENU.
:.
5.
Press
+, -, •,
character
CLEAR
Note: To clear or change a character,
highlight the blank space or new character
and press + or -.
.
END :MENU KEY
:i _
. ,
'
1 2 3 4
TAYLOR
END
GAIN UP
TELE MACRO
INTERVAL TIMER
REC TIME
JLIP ID NO,
,. ,<.:_
D E F G H I
NOP
Q R S
X Y Z A O U
When you are finished, press •,
+, or - to highlight END.
•,
8. Press MENU. The menu reappears.
Press MENU again to close the menu.
9. To record your title, press SELECT
display •DISP•
in the viewfinder,
to
and then press SET until your title
appears. Details are on pages 40-41.
Note: You can also record your title by
pressing SELECT to display _TITLE• in
the viewfinder, and then press SET until
your title appears. Details are on page 42.
To Stop Recording
Your
Title
Press SET to remove the display from the
viewfinder when you are finished.
or • to select a
and press MENU.
Notes: To choose the location of the next
character, use +, -, •, or • to highlight
the row of squares at the bottom of the
screen. When the squares are highlighted,
use • or • to move the cursor under the
desired location, and then press +.
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Gain Up
This feature allows you to choose how you want to record subjects in dark
environments.
MENU Button
1. Make sure the AE dial is not set to
AUTO.
Note: GAIN UP MAX is automatically
selected when the AE dial is set to AUTO.
2. Press the MENU button. The
recording menu will appear in the
viewfinder.
TELE MACRO
INTERVAL TIMER
REC TIME
JLIP ID NO.
SET CHARACTER
DATE/TIME
END :MENU KEY
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OFF
OFF
OFF
07
3. Press < or I_ in the center of the AE
dial to select GAIN UP MAX,
NORM, or I_ OFF.
• Select MAX to record a brighter
subject in a dark environment. The
picture may become slightly coarse.
• Select
darker
coarse,
• Select
_- NORM when you want a
subject with a smoother, less
picture.
_ OFF to shoot dark scenes
with no picture brightness adjustment.
4. Press MENU. Press MENU again to
close the menu.
AE Dial
The AE dial lets you select one of several different effects. Turn the dial to
select the effect you want. The indicator for the effect will appear in the viewfinder. Set the AE dial to MAN for normal recording.
Mode
A UTO
MAN
Indicator
AUTO
Uses
Places camcorder in full auto mode. Fade, display, title,
16 X 9, manual focus, manual exposure, and manual white
balance will not operate.
LOCK
A UTO RELEASE
Use this mode for recording using some of the manual
features.
o'_
SPORTS
Use to capture fast-moving action with less blurring. Use
when playing back a recording on a VCR featuring special
effects, such as pause or slow motion.
D
I_
BACKLIT
Use when subjects are in front of a window or have the sun
totheirback.
Compensatesforsubjectsappearingtoodark
because of backlighting.
['_
Ill
FRONT
1/1000
_
1 S 1/1000
LIT
Use when there is a strong front light on the subject such as
spotlights. Compensates for subjects appearing too Right
because of strong front lighting.
Sets shutter speed to 111000. Use to record faster moving
action than sports mode with less blurring. Use when
playing back a recording on a VCR featuring special effects,
such as pause or slow motion.
HAZE
HZ: HAZE
Use to soften the image and give the picture a misty white
effect.
SHDW
SD:SHADOW
Use to counter effects of glare and darken the picture with a
black mist.
1_
[_
SEPIA
Picture is recorded in sepia (brownish red) and offers the
vintage look of old movies. Use it with the 16 X 9 mode to
create an authentic movie theater look.
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Self-Timer
The self-timer lets you set the camcorder to delay recording so you can be
in the scene when recording begins.
-----_AE
Tally
Light
To Set the Self-Timer
1. Place the POWER switch in CAMERA.
The power indicator will light.
2. Make sure the AE dial is not set to
AUTO.
3. Press the MENU button. The
recording menu will appear in the
viewfinder.
'MENU
Button
4.
Press + or - to select INTERVAL
TIMER.
GAIN UP
TELE MACRO
MAX
OFF
REC TIME
JLIP ID NO.
SET CHARACTER
DATE/TIME
OFF
07
END:MENU
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i.
Dial
KEY
,
Press -_ or _ in the center of the AE
dial to select the amount of time you
want the camcorder to delay before
recording starts.
• Select 15S to delay the recording
for 15 seconds.
• Select 30S to delay the recording
for 30 seconds.
• Select IMIN to delay the recording
for one minute.
• Select 5MIN to delay the recording
for five minutes.
• Select OFF if you do not want the
camcorder to delay recording.
6. Press MENU to exit the menu.
7. _
and the amount
of delayed
record-
ing time appear in the viewfinder.
_.._IMIN
Self-Timer Indicator
in Viewfinder
8.
Press the thumb trigger to start
recording.
Note: The tally light flashes. About five
seconds before recording begins, the tally
light will start flashing faster. When the
camcorder starts recording, the tally light
stops flashing.
9.
To stop recording,
trigger.
press the thumb
Note: To stop self-timer recording before
the recording begins, set the INTERVAL
TIMER in the recording menu to OFF.
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Animation
Recording
Animation recording produces an illusion of movement for an otherwise
stationary scene or object by shooting a series of pictures of slightly
different poses (such as cartooning).
AE Dial
Tally
Light
MENU
Button
To Record Using Animation
1. Place the POWER switch in CAM-
5.
Press + or - to select REC TIME.
ERA. The power indicator will light.
2. Press SP-SLP to select SP recording
speed. SP appears in the viewfinder.
3. Make sure the AE dial is not set to
AUTO.
4. Press the MENU button. The
recording menu will appear in the
viewfinder.
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GAIN UP
TELE MACRO
INTERVAL TIMER
I_riME
_i_?_::
JLIP ID NO.
SET CHARACTER
DATEJTIME
END:MENUKEY
MAX
OFF
OFF
OFF_
07
6. Press 4 or _- in the center
of the AE
dial to select the amount of time you
want the camcorder
to record.
•
Select
1/4S to record
for 1/4 second.
• Select
1/2S to record
for 1/2 second.
• Select
1S to record
for one second.
• Select OFF if you do not want the
camcorder
to record for a set
amount of time.
7. Press MENU
8. _
to exit the menu.
and the amount
appear
of recording
time
in the viewfinder.
?
'_114S
Recording Time Indicator
in Viewfinder
9. Press the thumb
trigger
to start
recording.
Note: The recording stops automatically
after the selected period of recording time.
You may want to take two to five shots of
the subject in the same position.
10. Move the subject and repeat step 9 for
the desired number of shots.
11. To stop animation
recording,
set the
REC TIME in the recording menu to
OFF
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7;
€,_'
Time-Lapse Recording
i!i, _
Time-lapse recording makes automatic recordings at preset time intervals.
The recording will show subtle changes (such as shifts in cloud formations
or plant growth) when it remains focused on an object.
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@
"3.
AE Dial
.°.
Tally
Light
MENU
Button
To Record Using Time Lapse
1. Place the POWER
ERA.
2.
The power
switch in CAMindicator will light.
Press SP-SLP to select SP recording
speed. SP appears in the viewfinder.
.
Press < or _- in the center
of the AE
dial to select the amount of time you
want the camcorder to wait between
the recordings.
3.
Make sure the AE dial is not set to
AUTO.
• Select 15S to record
seconds.
4.
Press the MENU
• Select 30S to record every 30
seconds.
button.
The
recording
menu will appear
viewfinder.
5.
in the
Press + or - to select INTERVAL
TIMER.
GAIN UP
TELE MACRO
MAX
OFF
REC TIME
JLIP ID NO,
SET CHARACTER
DATE/TIME
OFF
07
every
15
Select 1MIN to record
minute.
every
Select 5MIN to record
minutes.
every five
Select OFF to turn off time-lapse
recording.
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-p,
)!,'
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)',_"
END :MENU KEY
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%
,i
.m
,r _
11. Press the thumb
"7. Press + or - to select REC TIME.
trigger
to start
\-,?,.
recording.
GAIN UP
TELE MACRO
Note: The camcorder will start and stop
recording the selected amount of time at
the intervals selected. The tally light
flashes with the flash speed increasing
five seconds before recording begins.
MAX
OFF
INTERVAL TIMER OFF
JLIP ID NO.
SET CHARACTER
07
DATE/TIME
12. To stop recording,
set the INTERVAL
TIMER and REC TIME in the
END :MENU KEY
recording
8. Press
%1
menu to OFF.
_p.
4 or _ in the center of the AE
vX*
J
JU
dial to select the amount of time you
want the camcorder
to record.
•
Select
,'b
1/4S to record
for 1/4
N"
1/2S to record
for 1/2
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second.
• Select
second.
• Select
IS to record
•
OFF to turn off time-lapse
Select
for one second.
recording.
5'f
9. Press MENU
to exit the menu.
10. "_m and the amount
of recording
time
and x@ and the amount of interval
time between recordings appear in
the viewfinder.
,i'
Recording Time Indicator
in Viewfinder
?!.
)f:
-2
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?)-
Time-Remaining
Display
The approximate time remaining on the tape in the camcorder for the tape speed
you have selected is automatically displayed in the viewfinder.
Use the
T20o30o40 button to set the correct tape length before the camcorder can
correctly
calculate
),
time remaining.
,i
T20,30,40
Button
SP-SLP
Button
,'o,
30MIN
I
T30
30MIN
29MIN
SP
:_'
I
1
l
,L
;it, _
3MIN
TAPE
END
2MIN
(Flashing)
3NIN
(Flashing)
OMIN
(Flashing)
_._
Set the Tape Length
1. Use the SP-SLP
tape speed.
viewfinder.
switch to select
SP or SLP appears
•
in the
;7
• ..
button
to select
of tape you are using.
Select T20 if you are using a tape
with 20 minutes or less
recording
time.
• Select T30 if you are using a tape
with 30 minutes recording time.
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• Select T40 if you are using a tape
with 40 minutes recording time.
The time-remaining
2. Use the T°20°30.40
the length
the
indicator
flashing when the remaining
reaches two minutes.
TAPE END appears
will start
tape time
when the tape
reaches
cassette
its end during recording or a
is loaded whose tape is
already
at its end.
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JLIP (Joint Level Interface
The camcorder
device,
Protocol) Identification
has a JLIP connector
Number
that may be used in the future to connect
a
such as a home computer.
AE Dial
JLIP
Connector
MENU
Button
To Select a JLIP ID NO.
1. Place the POWER
ERA.
2.
3.
The power
switch
in CAMGAIN UP
TELE MACRO
INTERVAL TIMER
REC TIME
indicator will light.
Make sure the AE dial is not set to
AUTO.
Press the MENU
button.
SET CHARACTER
DATE/TIME
The
END :MENU KEY
recording menu will appear in the
viewfinder.
4.
Press + or - to select
a JLIP ID NO.
MAX
OFF
OFF
OFF
.
Press < or I_ in the center of the AE
dial to select a number from O1 to 99.
Use the number
you select to identify
your camcorder
if you connect
computer
the JLIP connector.
using
it to a
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Recording
and Traveling Tips
Recording Tips
• In case of fire or theft, make a video
recording of your home and contents
store in a safe place.
• Try to make sure indoor scenes
well-lit.
•
Do not move the camcorder
from side-to-side
steady, gradual
and "jitter".
•
•
•
are
•
"pan"
avoids
A
blurring
to make sure the
will appear
or
close-ups
when taping
of individuals
family
outings
Fading
in and out of scenes
your videos
appear
show up as visual
recording.
(especially
"clutter"
on your
Background
noises
TV sets, radios, household
appliances,
traffic sounds, etc.) can
detract from the sound you want to
record.
Avoid long "still" shots of landmarks
and scenic attractions.
Recordings
are
more interesting if they include people
and details. "Local color" will give
travel
or
videos lasting
appeal.
Consider
recording a familiar or landmark scene
from an unfamiliar vantage point.
group functions.
•
of video and audio back-
"tilted".
Do not bump or tap the camcorder's
microphone
while recording because
this sound will be recorded.
Include
Be aware
to your recordings.
grounds.
Background
details barely
noticed while you are taping may
rapidly
is level while recording
your scenes
to add variety
while recording.
Use the viewfinder
camcorder
to
• Learn to use the special production
effects available with your camcorder
will make
more professional.
Traveling Tips
Write down your camcorder's
number
camcorder
camcorder
and keep it separate
when traveling.
is lost or stolen,
able to identify
serial
from the
If your
you will be
it.
sure you have any plug adapters
that you may need before taking your
camcorder to other countries.
Consult
your dealer for advice.
Carry your camcorder
in a carrying
Use extra care to avoid damage to your
camcorder
and accessories
when
case when traveling.
See page 66 for a
case designed especially for this
operating
camcorder.
An ordinary suitcase or
carry bag does not offer the protection
them at a beach or pool.
Spray, sand, and dust should be
avoided.
If your lens has been exposed
to the elements, clean it only with
proper lens cleaning supplies.
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Make
your camcorder needs. Treat your
camcorder as carry-on luggage to
protect
it from rough handling.
Attaching
the Shoulder
The camcorder's
shoulder
Strap
strap is designed
to let you carry the camcorder
your shoulder and - when you are ready to shoot - bring the camcorder
position in one quick movement.
from
to shooting
To Attach the Shoulder Strap
If the strap keeper
is over a double
1.
section
4.
Attach the other end of the strap to the
other shoulder strap attachment
ring.
5.
Adjust the shoulder
desired length.
6.
Slide both keepers up snugly
the shoulder strap attachment
of the
strap, slide the
strap keeper off the
end of the strap.
Replace the keeper
on the strap
between the buckle
and the end of the
Keeper
strap as shown.
,
Loop the end of the strap over the top
of the shoulder
Buckle
strap attachment
ring.
Keeper
prevent
Cautions:
Attachment
Rings
When
carrying
strap. Make
twisted.
the
camcorder:with
the _shoulder strap, you
may find it convenient
to rotate the
viewfinder down and slide it to the
against
Thread the end of the strap back
through the keeper and buckle making
sure it is threaded under the outer
against
rings to
the strap from slipping.
front. This helps prevent
damage to the viewf'mder
.
strap to the
poss}ble
from bumping
your body as you move.
Make sure the shoulder strap is firmly
attached before using it to carry the
camcorder.
sure the strap is not
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Using the Cassette Adapter
The camcorder
uses a smaller size cassette, but records in standard VHS format. The
cassette adapter allows you to play your VHS-C cassettes in a VCR just like other
standard VHS cassettes.
Insert the VHS-C cassette into the cassette adapter.
VHS VCR like a normal VHS cassette.
Install Cassette Adapter's
Insert the cassette adapter into the
Battery
Battery
Compartment
Cover
1. Remove
2. Install
battery
supplied
compartment
cover.
"AA"
so
battery
positive (+) and negative (-) ends
align properly with (+) and (-)
terminals in battery compartment.
3. Replace
battery
compartment
cover.
Notes:
Replace the battery when the load time
becomes much longer than normal.
Remove the battery from the cassette adapter
if it will not be used for a month or more. This
will prevent
possible
damage
from battery
leakage. If leakage occurs, wipe up the liquid
inside the compartment
and replace the battery
with a new one.
Cassette
_,/
Tape Wheel
Corn
Lid
mrtment
zX
I
m_rn
M
EJECT
.
.
Before inserting the cassette into the
adapter, remove any slack in the tape
by turning the tape wheel on the side of
the cassette.
Slide EJECT
cassette
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to the right to open the
compartment
lid.
.
Switch
Insert the cassette with the tape
window on the left and facing up.
Allow the cassette to drop into the
adapter. Do not force the cassette.
Load Detector
Gently
.
close the cassette
compartment
lid until it locks into place.
the cassette reel area under
•
Make sure
the adapter
is free to turn while the cassette
loading.
Note:
•
is
You should hear a whirring sound
while the tape loads. The adapter's load
detector
adapter. will automatically retract into the
Cauf!om
extending:
a
If,_e
!
_e_
_al
_i_;:.
to, load _:tliee_se
l_se_ _e;_e_setl
_i_i__ide
"
_a_s_ d_
t_
Remove Cassette from Cassette Adapter .......
_.............
_.__,_:_
........
_._o,_,_,_,.,,_......
ole
.
Slide the adapter's EJECT switch to
the right. The load detector will
extend from the side and the whirring
sound indicates
released before
compartment
the tape is being
the adapter's cassette
2. Use the access hole on the bottom of
the adapter to push the cassette up and
remove it from the adapter.
3. Gently close the adapter's cassette
compartment lid.
lid opens.
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Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Playback
playback
is the simplest
way to watch
tapes using the camcorder.
Button
PLAY/
PAUSE
Button
EJECT\
Switch
FF Button
REW
Button
POWER
Switch
in VCR
To Play Back a Tape
1. Place POWER switch in VCR. The
power indicator will light.
3. Press PLAY/PAUSE
If necessary, adjust
During playback, use the playback
features on the next pages.
2. Slide EJECT and insert the cassette
you want to play back. Close the
cassette compartment.
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to begin playback.
tracking.
4.
Press STOP
when you are finished.
Playback
Features
Visual Searching
Stop-Action
• During playback, press and release FF
or REW if you want to search the tape
visually in forward or reverse.
• During playback, press PLAY/PAUSE
to "stop the action" and view one frame
of the tape.
• Press PLAY/PA USE to return to normal
• Press PLAY/PA USE to return to normal
playback.
Pause
playback.
• For brief searching, press and hold FF
or REW for more than two seconds.
• Release the button to return to normal
playback.
Tape
Positioning
Place POWER switch in VCR and
press STOP.
• Press and quickly release REW or FF
to rewind or fast-forward the tape.
• Press STOP to stop the tape.
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Playback Features (Continued)
CO UN TER
R/M Button
Button
Switch
REW
Button
Switch
VCR
in
Time Counter
The time-counter
segment of tape.
display shows the actual time elapsed when playing back a
The memory-stop
feature helps locate a certain point on the
tape. When memory stop is on, the tape will stop automatically
or fast forward when the time counter reaches M 0:00:00.
To Use the Memory-Stop
1. Locate
the place on the tape you want
R/M for less than
2. Press COUNTER
one second to turn the time counter's
memory-stop
When memory
appears before
the viewfinder.
3. Continue
M 0:00:00
Counter
With Memory
Stop Turned On
feature
on or off.
stop is on, an M
the time counter in
to play the tape.
When
you
want to return to the place you
marked, press the STOP button.
4.
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rewind
Feature
to return to, place the POWER switch
in VCR, and press COUNTER
R/M for
more than two seconds to reset the
counter to 0.'00.'00.
Time
during
Press REW. The tape will rewind
the time counter reading of
M 0:00:00.
to
Playback
Features (Continued)
FOCUS
Tracking Buttons
(Also + and - Buttons)
Tracking
During playback,
button
streaks
to move the streaks
During
stop-action
may appear in the playback
picture.
Press either tracking
up or down and out of the picture.
playback,
pressing
one tracking button may reduce picture
"jitter" (picture bouncing up and
down). Some "jitter" is normal.
Note: The tracking buttons may have no
effect on tapes recorded on other camcorders
or VCRs.
Simultaneously
press both tracking
buttons to return tracking to its preset
center.
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Playback
on TV (or VCR) with AUDIO/VIDEO
To connect your camcorder to a TV monitor
you will need an optional audio/video cable
TV is already connected to a VCR, you can
what the camcorder is recording or playing
Back of
Mono VCR or
TV Monitor
IN Jacks
(or VCR) with AUDIO/VIDEO IN jacks,
such as VH83 shown on page 68. If your
attach the camcorder to the VCR and watch
on the TV.
White
Output Cable
/
_
Audio Plug
(Optional)
Audio/Video
Yellow Video Plug
_
A'tJDIO Jack
........
--OR---
"..
.°
.°
Back of
Stereo VCR or
TV Monitor
....
White
Y-Adapter
(Optional)
."
Audio
Plug
_m---._
Audio/Video
Output Cable
I
(Optional)
t
.."
""
'.." ""
.."'"
•
""
"
VIDEO Jack
Yellow Video Plug
Installation
°
Attach the white plug on one end of
the audio/video cable to the AUDIO
2. Attach the yellow plug to the VIDEO
IN jack on the TV (or VCR).
3. Attach the white plug on the other end
Notes:
If your cable
and yellow
IN jack on the TV (or VCR).
does not have white
plugs, just be sure to attach
of the audio/video
the
jack (located under the small cover)
on the side of the camcorder.
same color to the audio jacks.
If your TV (or VCR) has stereo AUDIO
jacks, attach the plug to the one labeled
MONO.
If one is not labeled
MONO,
IN
4.
you
may need a Y-adapter, such as AH25,
shown on page 68 to hear both channels.
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cable to the AUDIO
Attach the yellow plug to the yellow
VIDEO jack on the camcorder.
Playback
Operation
and How to Copy Tapes on the VCR
1. A. Camcorder
connected directly to
TV: Turn on the TV and tune it to
the video input channel.
B. Camcorder
is already
connected
.
to VCR that
connected
to TV: Turn
on VCR and place it in the "line"
or "camera mode".
(If your VCR
does not have a "line" or "camera
mode",
consult
manual.)
the VCR owner's
Operate
the TV as you
normally do to see the signal
coming from the VCR.
2. Place the POWER
switch
turn on the camcorder.
indicator
3.
To copy what the camcorder
is
playing, place a blank cassette in the
VCR, and press the VCR's RECORD
button.
Note: Make sure the memory-stop
feature
is turned off (press COUNTER
R/M) or the
camcorder
will enter play pause when the
counter reaches M 0:00:00.
5. Press STOP
when you are finished.
in VCR to
The power
will light.
Press PLAY/PAUSE.
Viewing What the Camcorder
1.
• During playback, use the playback
features on pages 59-61.
A.
is Seeing (or Recording):_:_.................................................
Camcorder
connected directly to
TV: Turn on the TV, and tune it to
the video input channel.
B.
Camcorder
is already
connected
connected
Note:
to VCR that
to TV: Turn
on VCR and place it in the "line"
or "camera mode".
(If your VCR
does not have a "line"
mode",
consult
2. Place the POWER
CAMERA.
or "camera
the VCR owner's
manual.)
Operate the TV as you
normally do to see the signal
coming from the VCR.
camera,
switch
When the camcorder
in
is used as a
turn the TV's volume
prevent a high-pitched
feedback.
down to
squeal caused
by
3. Press the thumb trigger to begin
recording.
You can watch what the
camcorder is seeing
the TV screen.
(or recording)
on
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Playback on a TV Without Audio/Video Inputs
To connect
your camcorder
to a TV without
audio/video
inputs, you will need an
optional 1CVA147C RF output adapter and an optional coaxial RF cable, such as VH82
or VH90 shown on page 68. If your TV has AUDIO and VIDEO IN jacks (or is
connected
to a VCR),
refer to pages
62-63.
VHF Antenna
Optional Coaxial
RF Cable
(such as VH82 or VH90)
Back of TV
d
AUDIO, RF DC
OUT, VIDEO Jacks
_\
Optional
300-75 Ohm
_I
\
OUT TO TV Connector
I
VCR/TV
RF Output Plug
Adapter's
Switch
\
Transformer
IN FROM
Connector
ANT
_
CH3/CH4
€
Switch
Optional
RF Output
(1CVA147C)
Adapter
Installation
°
Disconnect
the VHF antenna
from
Note: If your TV has 300 ohm screw
terminals, you will need a 75/300 ohm
transformer, such as VH54, shown on
page 68.
your TV. Connect the antenna to the
IN FROM ANT connector
on the RF
output
adapter
if you are going
leave the adapter
connected
to
to the TV.
Note: If your VHF antenna is the flat
twin-lead type attached by two screws,
you will also need an optional 300/75
ohm transformer.
.
Attach one end of the optional
RF cable to the OUT TO TV
connector
on the adapter,
coaxial
and attach
the other end to the VHF input on
your TV as shown.
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°
Attach the RF output adapter's plug to
the AUDIO, RF DC OUT, and VIDEO
jacks located under the small cover on
the side of the camcorder.
Playback Operation
1. Set the CH3/CH4
output
adapter
switch
4. Place POWER switch in VCR. Power
on the RF
to channel
indicator will light.
3 or 4.
2. Turn on the TV, and tune it to the same
channel
output
3.
you selected
adapter's
Place adapter's
VCR.
with the RF
CH3/CH4
VCR/TV
•
switch.
switch
in
6. Press STOP on the camcorder
Is Recording
1. Turn on the TV and tune it to channel
3 or 4. When the camcorder is used as
caused
2.
turn the TV's volume down
a high-pitched
squeal
by feedback.
Set the CH3/CH4
switch
when
4. Place POWER
Power
.......
,,_..................
VCR/TV
switch
indicator
5. Press the thumb
on the RF
TV Viewing
....................
3. Place adapter's
VCR.
switch in
in CAMERA.
will light.
trigger
to begin
recording.
You can watch what the
camcorder
is seeing (or recording)
on
the TV screen.
output adapter to the same channel
you selected on the TV.
Normal
During playback, use the playback
features described on pages 59-61.
you are finished.
Viewing What the Camcorder
a camera,
to prevent
5. Press PLAY/PA USE on the camcorder.
_ ......
For normal TV viewing, you may leave
the RF output adapter hooked up to the
TV. Disconnect the adapter's plug from
__"_,_
o_
........ :__o_,_
the camcorder and place the adapter's
VCR/TV switch in TV..
Note to Cable TV Installer
This reminder
National
is provided
Electrical
Code
to call your attention
(Section
54 of Canadian
to Article
Electrical
820-40
of the
Code, Part I), that
provides guidelines
for proper grounding and. in particular, specifies that the
cable ground shall be connected
to the grounding
system of the building as
close
to the point of cable entry as practical.
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We invite you to take a look at some great ideas for sparking creativity and adding to
the fun of using your compact VHS camcorder. The following pages have a selection
of accessories to help make your memorable moments look and sound even better.
These accessories
are designed to make the process of recording and watching your
videos more enjoyable.
To order accessories,
contact your local Dealer.
If a dealer is not nearby, all accessories are available through toll-free ordering or by
using the order form on page 69.
AC201A Soft Carrying Case
DCC08 Car Cord Adapter
Custom compact soft case designed
especially to provide protection and utility
for your compact VHS camcorder and
most accessories. Rugged fabric lined
with soft non-abrasive material and
This car cord adapter
generous padding. Has three outside
pockets with storage for lens filters,
adapters, batteries, and tapes.
specifically to convert power from a
12-volt battery to a 6-volt output.
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operate
enables
your camcorder
truck, or RV by plugging
directly into the vehicle's
socket. The DCC08
you to
from your car,
the car cord
cigarette lighter
is designed
Using the Optional
FB1260 and FB120 Rechargeable
Batteries
Mounting
AC088
the camcorder
Tripod
on a tripod,
such
as AC088, will keep the camcorder steady
and produce excellent video results.
This tripod's
These
rechargeable
batteries
nickel-cadmium
are designed
specifically
for long
life. The FB 1260 is the same battery that
came packed with your camcorder.
The
FB 120 powers
your camcorder
twice
fluid-effect
head provides
smooth camera pan and tilt.
release mount makes it easy
remove the camcorder.
The
tubular 3-section leg design
26" when not in use. Rubber
The quickto attach or
grooved,
folds down to
feet allow
for sure footing.
as
long as the FB 1260 (depending
on how
much you use zoom and pause). Both can
be recharged with the AC adapter/charger
that came with your camcorder.
CPS91 AC Battery
4,
Charger
The CPS91 battery charger plugs directly
into an AC outlet and charges the FB 1260
and FB 120 camcorder
batteries.
Because
the CPS91
operates
on 100-240
Volts,
50/
60 Hz, it can be used virtually anywhere
in the world. A plug adapter may be
required in some countries.
Charging
takes approximately
seven hours for the
FB 1260 (l-hour battery) and 13 hours for
the FB 120 (2-hour battery).
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1CVA147C RF Output Adapter
VH54 Cable Transformer
This 75-to-300 ohm transformer
is used to
connect a standard 75-ohm antenna cable
This RF output adapter is used with a
coaxial RF cable, such as VH82 or VH90,
to connect
your camcorder
(such as VH82 or VH90) to the 300 ohm
screw terminals on a TV.
to a standard
TV (one without audio/video
inputs) for
playback.
If your antenna cable is the flat
twin-lead type attached by two screws,
you will also need a 300-to-75 ohm
transformer.
VH83 Audio/Video
Cable
If your TV has 300 ohm
antenna screw terminals,
you will need an
optional 75-to-300 ohm transformer
such
as VH54.
Coaxial RF Cables
This six foot audio/video
used to connect
VH82 (6-ft)
VH90 (12-ft)
These
RF cables
video input jacks) for playback.
TV has 300 ohm antenna screw
to a TV
monitor
or VCR for tape playback
copying
tapes.
or
cable is the flat twin-lead
AH25 Y-Adapter
If your
terminals,
you will need an optional 75-to-300
transformer
such as VH54. If your
ohm
type
attached by two screws, you will also
need an optional 300-to-75 ohm
transformer.
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the camcorder
are used with the RF
output adapter to connect your camcorder
to a standard TV (one without audio/
antenna
cable can be
This Y-adapter allows you to connect your
camcorder's
mono audio cable to a stereo
TV or VCR.
Order Form for Camcorder
Description
Super Lightweight
Soft Camcorder
Shoulder
Tripod
Case
Strap
Y-Adapter
AC Battery
Charger
Car Cord Adapter
Model CC643/CC641
Part No.
Price
AC088
$ 39.95
AC201A
$ 39.95
ACS091
$ 12.95
AH25
$
CPS91
$ 59.95
DCC08
$ 89.95
1.95
Rechargeable
Battery
(Extended)
FB 120
$ 79.95
Rechargeable
Battery
(Standard)
FB 1260
$ 49.95
VH54
$
1.95
VH82
$
4.95
VH83
$
4.95
VH90
$
5.95
75-300
Cable Transformer
Coaxial
RF-Cable
Audio/Video
Coaxial
Cable
RF-Cable
RF Output
1CVAI47C
Adapter
AC Adapter/Charger
Total
Qty.
i $ 59.95
236689
$ 96.45
233087
$ 24.95
232845
$ 49.95
and
DC Cable
Cassette
Prices
Adapter
are subject
Total Merchandise
to change
without
notice.
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Sales Tax ..........................................................................................................
We are required
by law to collect
sales tax for each individual
locality
Shipping
to which
and Handling
Total Amount
Money
currency
sent.
$
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$
Enclosed
order or check
only.
is being
and
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$
the appropriate
state, county,
the merchandise
$
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or Discover.
must be in U.S.
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or cash.
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Charge your order on your VISA,MasterCard,
or Discover Card by filling in below
USE
IMPORTANT:
YOUR
CREDIT
CARD
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Print or type your name and address
clearly. This will be your mailing label.
A complete and correct order will
save you days of waiting.
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Name:
Street:
Apt:
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State:
Please
make
sure
Zip:
that both
sides
of this form
have
been
filled
out completely.
• Allow 4 weeks for delivery.
• All accessories are subject to availability.
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€
To order accessories,
contact your local Dealer.
If a dealer is not nearby, you can also follow
telephone or direct-by-mail.
the directions
below
to order by
United States and Canada Orders
To place your order by phone,
have your Visa, MasterCard,
or Discover
card ready
and call the toll-free number listed below between 8AM and 8PM (EST) Monday
through Friday or between 9AM and 5PM (EST) Saturday.
Use this number only to place an order for accessory
this order form.
items listed on
1-800-338-0376
To place your order by mail, detach
and mail the completed
order form With credit
card information,
money order, or check in U.S. currency (made
Thomson Consumer Electronics,
Inc.) to the following address:
payable
to
Video Accessories
PO Box 8419
Ronks,
PA 17573
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Troubles sometimes are caused by simple "faults" that you can easily correct without
the help of a service technician by first checking a few basic remedies.
Before you call or take your camcorder to an Authorized RCA Camcorder Servicenter,
look below for the type of trouble you are experiencing. Then perform the simple
checks and adjustments listed for that trouble.
If service should be necessary, the warranty information
covers and explains how to get service.
No power
Won't record or
lists what your warranty
•
Place the POWER switch in CAMERA or VCR to turn
•
•
on the camcorder. The power indicator will light.
If using battery, it may need to be recharged.
If using AC adapter/charger, make sure it is plugged
into a working outlet.
•
If using AC adapter/charger,
into a working outlet.
•
If the dew indicator ([]) flashes in the viewfinder, there is
moisture in the camcorder.
Wait until the dew indicator
playback
no longer appears
•
make sure it is plugged
before operating
the camcorder.
•
Make sure POWER switch is in correct position
desired operation.
There may not be a cassette in the camcorder.
•
Try ejecting
and reinserting
•
The cassette
tape may be broken,
•
You may have reached
rewinding it.
Won't playback
•
POWER switch must be in VCR position.
Won't record
•
•
Safety tab has been removed or closed.
POWER switch must be in CAMERA.
No picture
•
Open lens cover.
Camcorder
itself off
turns
Place POWER switch
VCR to turn back on.
the cassette.
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try another
the end of the cassette,
cassette.
try
(See page
17.)
to OFF and then CAMERA or
If camcorder
is left in record
pause or play pause for several
itself off to prevent
for
tape wear.
minutes,
it will turn
Tape stops during
rewind or fast forward
Camcorder
remains
Time-counter memory may be on. Whenever an "M"
appears with the time-counter display, the camcorder
will stop rewinding (or fast forwarding) when counter
reads M 0:00:00. Press REW or FF again to continue
rewinding or fast forwarding, or press COUNTER R/M
to turn off the memory-stop feature.
in
Press PLAY/PA USE to return
to normal
playback.
pause mode
Sound is too low or
distorted
Subject
Dew Indicator
was too far from camcorder.
If the dew indicator ( I'i] ) flashes in the viewfinder,
there is moisture in the camcorder.
Wait until this
flashing in viewfinder
indicator no longer
camcorder.
Poor auto-focus
•
operation
appears
Viewfinder
displays
are out of focus
the
See pages
32-33.
Subject is not in center of viewfinder
or two subjects
are at different distances.
Place AE dial in MAN and
focus manually.
•
operating
Subject is dark or behind glass. Auto-focus
may not
work under these conditions.
Place AE dial in MAN
and focus manually.
•
before
Lens is smudged,
See pages
32-33.
and image appears
unfocused.
Lens is smudged, and image appears unfocused.
Eyepiece focus control is misadjusted.
Model CC643: The small controls on the bottom
the viewfinder
control the brightness
balance (blue tint) of the viewfinder.
of
and white
These controls
have been set at the factory and should require no
adjustment.
If the controls ever do require adjustment,
carefully use a plastic screwdriver.
adjustments
with caution to prevent
miniature controls.
Make the
damaging
the
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Picture is too dark
or subjecttoo dark
•
•
•
•
For best results, only use higher shutter speeds
outdoors. Rotate AE dial to sports (._) or 1/1000.
See page 45.
Subject in front of a strong backlight. Rotate AE dial
to select back-lit (B). See page 45.
Subject in front of a strong frontlight. Rotate AE dial
to select front-lit ([]). See page 45.
Place AE dial in MAN and press + or -. See page 29.
Picture recorded
with specialeffect
AE dial may be turned
Colors do not look
naturalon recording
Try adjusting
Title recorded on
tape
Title is recorded
Date and/or time
were recorded on
tape
Displays will be recorded on tape whenever they
appear in the viewfinder. Remove them from
viewfinder when recording. See pages 40-41.
When AUTO DATE is selected (AE dial in AUTO),
the AE dial to AUTO.
Remove
to special
effect mode.
Turn
See page 45.
white balance.
whenever
See pages
it appears
the title from viewfinder.
34-35.
in viewfinder.
See pages
40-42.
display will automatically be recorded when you
begin recording or change the cassette.
See pages 40-41.
Date and/or
incorrect
Cannot
time are
set REC or
INTERVAL
time for
animation
or timelapse recording
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•
Clock lithium
See page 38.
•
Date or time may need to be set. See page 39.
•
Check tape speed setting. Tape speed must be set to
SP for time-lapse and animation recording.
Make sure AE dial is not set to AUTO to display
recording menu.
•
cell battery
may need replacing.
Vertical white lines
appear when
shooting bright
object
Error number
(EO1, E02, etc.)
appears in
viewfinder
This may occur when background
contrasts with the subject.
extremely
Try disconnecting power source. Wait ten
seconds and then connect power source
again. If error number does not disappear
from viewfinder, consult your Authorized
RCA Camcorder Servicenter.
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Cleaning the Camcorder
To clean the camcorder's
exterior, remove
any power source connected to the
camcorder and gently wipe it with a clean
soft cloth.
Cleaning the Camcorder's
Lens __:__'___:_:___'_
To clean the camcorder's lens, blow it with a blower brush, and then
gently wipe the lens with cleaning tissue and commercially prepared
cleaning solution designed for use on camera lens. Improper cleaning
may scratch the lens.
Caution:
Do not touch
the lens with your
fingers. The" oil from your
skin can damage the lens.
Lens
Cleaning
the Camcorder's
The viewfinder
Viewfinder
................................................
_,,_ ,_: _ _,_:
:::_.. _'
eyepiece can be removed for cleaning.
1. Turn the eyepiece counterclockwise
and pull it out.
2. Remove dust using a blower brush.
3. Reattach the eyepiece by aligning the
reference marks, and then turn the
eyepiece clockwise
Reference
Marks
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until it clicks.
Proper Care and Storage
Keep dust and grit from entering the
camcorder's
cassette door. Dust and
The camcorder can be damaged by
improper storage or handling.
Do not
grit are abrasive and will cause
excessive wear to both the camcorder's
subject the camcorder
shaking, or dropping.
recording/playback
cassettes.
Do not store the camcorder
heads
and
When
Before
always
your camcorder,
make
in
temperatures
below -22°F (-30°C)
above 149°F (65°C).
Always close the lens cover when the
camcorder
is not in use.
handling
to swinging,
the camcorder
remove
is not in use,
the cassette
and AC
sure your hands and face are free from
adapter/charger
any chemical products such as suntan
lotion, as it may damage the finish.
Retain
the original
carton
storage
or shipping
purposes.
or battery.
for future
Things to Avoid
...........
Do not attempt to disassemble
your
camcorder.
There are no userserviceable
Do not operate
parts inside.
Avoid operating your camcorder
immediately
after moving it from a
cold location to a warm location.
Give
the camcorder
1-1/2 to 2 hours to reach
a stable temperature
before inserting
cassette.
When the camcorder is
moved
a
from cold to warm,
condensation
may cause the tape to
stick to the headwheel
and damage the
headwheel
or tape.
Do not aim your camcorder at the sun
or other bright objects.
Do not leave your camcorder
sunlight for extended periods
in direct
of time.
The resulting heat buildup could
permanently
damage the camcorder's
internal parts.
Do not operate
extremely
the camcorder
or
the camcorder
near the
ocean as salt water or salt water spray
may damage the internal parts of the
camcorder.
Do not operate
the camcorder
for
extended periods in temperatures
below 40°F (4°C) or above 95°F
(35°C).
Do not expose
adapter/charger
the camcorder
or
to rain or moisture.
If
any component
becomes wet, turn off
the power and take the unit to an
Authorized
RCA Camcorder
Servicenter.
Do not use an adapter/charger
or
batteries other than the ones specified
for the camcorder.
Use of the wrong
accessories
camcorder.
may cause damage
to the
in
humid environments.
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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
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is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the
following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving
antenna.
• Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet
on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced
radio/TV technician for help.
Alterations
or modifications
carried out
without appropriate authorization may
invalidate the user's FCC right to operate
the equipment.
Thomson
You can reach Thomson at the
following number:
number
provides
necessary,
to you.
Our toll-free Camcorder number
operates from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., CST
Monday - Friday
for U.S. customers only
Returning
equipment
Please
Many
and if
unit can be shipped
have your camcorder
serial number
and date of purchase
when you call.
model/
ready
If your unit is out of warranty,
we will quote
to Thomson
over the phone,
a replacement
replacement
you
with your camcorder.
can be diagnosed
(Toll free inside U.S.A.)
telephone
to help you with any problems
may encounter
800-283-6503
a toll-free
the cost of a repair
or
unit to you.
for repair or exchange
If we are unable to resolve your problem over
Always
the phone, we will gladly service your unit or
Authorization
consult
exchange it for a new or refurbished
camcorder. Refer to the limited warranty on
anything!
the reverse side to learn about your specific
representative
rights and responsibilities.
equipment
Thomson
number
Obtain
(RA) number
and get a Return
before
a Return
returning
Authorization
from the telephone
before
returning
to avoid delays,
your
accounting
errors,
or even loss of your unit.
Important information to customers
Thomson Consumer Electronics
The Thomson
representative
the return of your equipment
RA number
provide
over the phone.
who authorized
are located
will give you an
If your Camcorder
They will also
you with instructions
on where
how to return your Camcorder.
in large, clear characters
outside
of the box. To avoid confusion
number
clearly
shipments
visible
box will be returned
Include
and
on the outside
and any conversations
about
have had with Thomson
the problem
the problem
you
Use the original
to protect
the
box
equipment
in shipment.
full replacement
Thomson
for warranty
a copy of the bill of sale
material
For your protection,
shipper.
of your unit.
date.
an RA
to you at your expense.
a brief note describing
to verify purchase
and
of the
to
is within the warranty
please provide
from damage
on the
without
period,
on the bottom
and packing
Write the
number
misunderstandings,
who ship defective equipment
insure all shipments
for
value and use a reliable
assumes
no responsibility
shipments
from the customer
the factory
if not shipped
in the manner
prescribed
by Thomson.
to
personnel.
Include
your name,
address
number
of your Camcorder.
and model/serial
These
numbers
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What your
•
warranty
of purchase
covers:
you will be provided
refurbished
unit.
Any defect in materials or workmanship.
For how long after your purchase:
•
•
to the exchange
.
If the repairs
warranty,
90 days for labor charges.
One year for parts.
If you are not located
point:
During
the initial 90 days
1. Provide
your camcorder
with a new or,
at our option, a refurbished
option, repair
unit or at your
your camcorder
at no cost
Exchange
your camcorder
with a new or,
at our option,
a refurbished
option,
your camcorder.
repair
unit or at your
Parts will
be provided
at no charge,
but you will be
responsible
for the cost of labor required
you
date of purchase
and have your unit's
and model/serial
The model/serial
information
camcorder.
•
problem
receive
determines
a replacement
with a Return
number
and the location
or Visa
date to our
phone representative.
This is for security
purposes.
If we receive your unit within
you
return
RECEIVED
your
CAMCORDER
WILL
CREDIT
This amount
if the unit is subsequently
unit next
day delivery.
an invoice
product,
packed
with the
but will not be
charged
for the unit portion
amount
if we receive
of the invoice
the
RA number.
(RA)
the RA number.
not covered
included
by our warranty
and charged
replacement
Shipping
unit's
your account.
will be included
in
along with your RA number,
which will allow you to easily ship
the unit back to us. Make sure you insure
point:
day
your
shipment
Include
•
delivery.
in case of damage
you of
•
or loss.
with the shipment:
A copy of your dated bill of sale to verify
your unit's warranty
will notify
will be
against
carton.
instructions
the carton
unit to the
point next business
Any labor and parts charges
4. Ship the unit back to us using the
No returns
near an exchange
and your bill of sale which
BE CHARGED
CARD.
2. We will send you a replacement
business
THE
OF THE
days from the date you were provided
camcorder
3. Take your unit, excluding
VALUE
that you should
yours:
location
14 DAYS,
RETAIL
to
IS NOT
If the
of a nearby
without
UNIT
WITHIN
SUGGESTED
a
will be charged
IF YOUR
14
only items
14
1. We will send a replacement
2. The exchange
its arrival.
by warranty
your account.
replacement
Authorization
a replacement
If you are located
exchange
not covered
number,
your unit within
point if one exists.
will be accepted
To receive
of your
unit, you will be
provided
exchange
8O
MasterCard
number and expiration
3. You will receive
will troubleshoot
over the phone.
representative
number
number
is on the bottom
A representative
before
account
will be credited
received.
get service:
Call 1-800-283-6503
ready.
your Discover,
TO YOUR
for the repair.
•
near an exchange
Return Authorization
After the 90 days and within one year
How
by your
days from the date you were provided
to you.
•
the new or
were covered
we will do:
Exchange
and
you will not be billed.
What
•
location
eligibility.
A brief note describing
your camcorder
problem.
all accessories,
validates
date
•
Your name,
address
and phone
number.
Return transportation,
storage, and handling
costs and insurance are your sole responsibil-
What
•
Adjustment
ity. We accept
or loss.
•
•
Damage from misuse or neglect.
A unit that has been modified
or
To receive
received
no liability
in case of damage
a replacement
your
unit after
on the outside
of the
used to return the unit. Make
you insure
damage
your
shipment
sure
in case of
or loss.
2. Carefully
3. Include
material
if possible.
for remote
•
Cleaning
of video/audio
•
Camcorders
the U.S.A.
•
Return
•
eligibility.
• A brief note describing
Return
transportation,
and insurance
accept
address
and phone
storage,
number.
handling
costs,
are your responsibility.
no liability
to mail a cashier's
for payment
will advise
check
or loss.
not
to use your credit card.
5. Upon receipt
payment,
unit will be shipped
Please complete
How
and mail the Product
it ever be necessary.
Check with your dealer
1900 for the Authorized
for warranty
Law
relates
to warranty:
gives you specific
legal
and you may have other rights that
vary from state to state.
your Camcorder
the United
States:
by
•
Contact your dealer
information.
fl)r warranty
or call 1-800-336RCA Camcorder
you.
Take your unit to the Authorized
•
Camcorder
Servicenter
of your choice.
Show the Authorized
RCA Camcorder
Servicenter
The return
to you next day
•
•
State
rights
a new or refurbished
To have your Camcorder repaired
an Authorized RCA Camcorder
Servicenter:
receipt
to
Card packed with your
It will make it easier to contact
This warranty
outside
nearest
and
damage.
If you purchased
Servicenter
storage
outside
coverage.
and
delivery.
•
or serviced
of the card is not required
•
of your product
and clock.
heads.
costs of your unit, including
you should
order
and you elected
purchased
Registration
camcorder.
if there are any out of warranty
labor or parts charges
applicable
•
the address
or money
controls.
Product Registration:
We
in case of damage
4. The representative
cover:
insurance for loss or damage.
Acts of God, such as but not limited
lightning
your camcorder
problem.
• Your name,
not
control
transportation,
handling
• A copy of your dated bill of sale to verify
warranty
of customer
purposes.
Batteries
with the shipment:
your unit's
does
•
pack the unit using the original
box and packing
warranty
incorporated
into other products or is used
for institutional
or other commercial
unit:
1. Write the RA number
carton
we have
your
RCA
representative
your sales
or other, evidence
of purchase.
Pick up your camcorder
when repairs
are
complete.
81
Camera Section
General
Power requirement:
Image Sensor: 1/4" CCD Imager
Lens: F1.6, f=3.8 to 68.4mm
6VDC
Power consumption:
CC641:5.3
watts
CC643:5.5
watts
18:1 power zoom lens
Filter Diameter:
Weight: Approximately
1.8 lbs.
Tripod
CC641: 820 grams
CC643:805
Dimensions
Model
Viewfinder:
CC643:
4-7/16"(W)
x 4-7/16"(H)
x 4-7/16"(H)
x 9-1/16"(D)
114 (W) x 112 (H) x 229 (D) mm
Video Recorder Section
Format: VHS-C
Record/Playback
System:
Four video record/playback
heads
One flying erase head
- :_.,=_
Video Signal: EIA Standard
NTSC color
"-<-€_S--_-;"- 2-:-:'-
Viewfinder
82
Model
CC643:
Model
CC641:
.55" Color - LCD
.5" B/W-
AC Adapter/Charger
Power requirement:
50/60 Hz.
100-240 V,
Power consumption:
23 watts
x 8-1/4"(D)
114 (W) x 112 (H) x 208 (D) mm
Model CC641:
4-7/16"(W)
Mount
One 1/4" x 20 threaded hole
grams
- Including
46 mm
CRT
Weight: .7 lbs. (320g)
Dimensions:
6"(W) x 1.7"(H) x 2.7"(D)
150 (W) x 42 (H) x 68 (D) mm
+ and-buttons
29,
46, 48, 50
16 X 9 mode 23,
Accessories
included
Cassette
31, 39, 43,
Cassette compartment
Cassettes
37
3
Adapter/charger,
AE dial
Cleaning
Cleaning
using
50, 53
recording
1, 3, 79
feature
10, 62, 64
28, 40, 41
recording
26
B (bright) control
10
BACK LIT feature 21,
76
viewfinder
76
79
38
40
Displays, status
EDIT SEARCH
15
charging
14
level indicator
15, 23
button
Erase protection
17
Exposure control 29
Eyepiece focus control 7, 10,
FADE indicator
21, 23
Fading 36
FF (fast forward)
14
using 13
Battery, installing cassette adapter
C (white balance) control
10
Cable TV installer note 65
Camcorder,
cleaning
Camera edit feature
Car cord adapter
16
Care and maintenance
proper care and storage
things to avoid 77
Cassette adapter 56
button
First time operation
56
19, 20
11, 59
3
Flying erase head 26
FOCUS buttons
32, 33
Focus lock 32
Focusing
32
FRONT LIT feature
Full auto mode 28
76
27
the camcorder
23
buttons
l l, 20, 21, 26, 27
EJECT button 4, 18, 20
45
RELEASE
Battery
care and storage
cleaning
76
lens
setting time and date 39
Dew warning
24, 72, 73
Auto focus 32
Auto head cleaner
refreshing
Date/time display
install clock cell
45
BATT. (battery)
11, 13
the camcorder
the camcorder's
18
Copy tapes 63
COUNTER
R/M button 60, 63
Customer assistance and service
48
AUDIO/VIDEO
jacks
AUTO DATE feature
AUTO
18
Clock cell battery compartment
10, 38
Clock lithium cell, installing
38
Contents
1
indicators
21, 22
AE dial features
45
Animation
Assistance
9,
Cleaning the camcorder's
Clear button 43
12
7, 9, 20, 21, 28, 29, 31, 32,
35, 36, 37, 39, 40, 42, 43,
48,
18
inserting and removing
Cassettes,
video 17
optional
66
order form 69
46,
care and storage
21, 45
76
Handstrap
5,
HAZE feature
10
21, 45
77
Head cleaner,
auto
Important
safety
26
information
i
83
Indicators
16X9
23
AE dial 21, 22, 45
animation 25
AUTO 22
Limited warranty 80
Manual focus 33
Marker switch 13
Memory-stop feature 60
MENU button
9,31,39,43,46,47,48,49,50,51,53
Microphone 9, 26, 27
Operating controls 9
Optional accessories 66
Pause indicator 5, 8, 20, 23, 28, 29
PLAY/PAUSE button 8, 11, 59, 63, 65
Playback
first 8
BACK LIT 22, 45
batterylevel
15, 23
change 24
DISP. 23, 43
exposure 24
FADE 21, 23, 36
focus 24
FRONT LIT 22, 45
HZ:HAZE 22, 45
LENS COVER 25
lithium cell 25
M.W.B. 23, 34
MAN 22, 45
pause 23
power 29
S 1/1000 22, 45
SD:SHADOW
22, 45
SELECT button 23
self-timer 25
SEPIA 22, 45
SPORTS 22, 45
TAPE END 25
tape length 25
tape speed 23
time remaining 25
time-lapse 25
TITLE 23
zoom level 23, 30
Information, safety i
Information to user 78
JLIP (Joint Level Interface Protocol)
identification 53
JLIPconnector
9, 53
JLIP ID no. 53
Lens 9, 76
LENS COVER control
Letterbox recording
84
37
on a TV without audio/video inputs
on TV (or VCR) with audio/video
jacks 62
speeds 17
using cassette adapter 56
Playback features
tape positioning 59
time counter 60
tracking 61
Visual searching 59
Plug adapter 12
Power indicator 10, 16
POWER switch 5, 8, 10, 13, 15,
16, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, 29,
34, 36, 37, 40, 42, 46, 48,
50, 53, 58, 59, 60, 63, 65
Powering your camcorder 12
Problem solving 72
Product registration i
Proper care and storage of camcorder
Quick review feature 26
Record indicator 8, 21, 23
Recording
16X9 37
animation 48
date/time display
letterbox 37
5, 10, 20
making
20
40
64
77
menu 31, 39,
self-timer
46
speed 21
time-lapse
43, 46,
50
title display 40
Recording speeds 6,
Recording
REFRESH
Tape length display 21
Tape length, set 52
Tape positioning 59
Tape speed indicators 23
Tele macro zooming 31
Things to avoid 77
Thumb trigger 10, 21, 27, 47, 49, 51
Time counter 60
50, 53
17
tips 54
button, adapter/charger
Registration
i
REW (rewind) button
Time-lapse recording
Tips, recording 54
Tips, traveling 54
Titles
8, 11, 59
RF DC OUT jack
RF output adapter,
Safety information
10, 64
optional
i
64
Safety
battery
13
precautions,
14
Safety tab 17
SELECT button
9, 20, 21, 34,
Self-timer
46
SEPIA feature 45
36,
37, 40, 42,
43
35,
39,
SET button
9, 20, 21,
23, 34,
40, 42
SHADOW
feature
36, 37,
45
50
creating your own 43
recording preset 42
recording your own 40
Tracking 61
Tracking buttons (on AE dial) 61
Traveling tips 54
Tripod, using 67
Trouble checks 72
Unpack camcorder and accessories 3
Video cassettes 17
Viewfinder 7, 10, 19, 20, 22, 76
Solving problems
72
SP recording speed 6
adjust for viewing 19
eyepiece focus control 19
Visual searching 59
Warranty, limited 80
White balance 34
Zoom level indicator 23, 30
Zoom lever 9, 20, 21, 23, 30
SP speed 17
SP-SLPbutton
Zooming 30
Zooming, tele macro 31
Shoulder strap
attaching
55
attachment
rings 10, 55
Shutter speed, fast 45
SLPspeed
6,
17
11, 20, 52
Specifications
82
Speeds, recording and playback
SPORTS feature 45
Status
STOP
displays
23
button 8, l l, 58, 59,
T20o30o40 button
Table of contents
Tally light
6,
1
17
60,
63, 65
11, 21, 52
8, 9, 26
Tape, inserting
Tape copying
4
63
85
Need Assistance?
We want to help!
U.S. Consumers:
Camcorder Exchange Warranty
Customer Service
Accessories
800-283-6503
800-336-1900
800-338-0376
Canadian Consumers:
800-522-0338
800-522-0445
English
French
If your camcorder
contact
needs service,
your dealer
from the yellow
please
or the nearest
pages.
Please
Servicenter
do not send any
products to the Indianapolis
address listed in
this manual or on the carton. This will only
add delays
in service
for your product.
_ THOMSON CONSUMER ELECTRONICS
10330 N Meridian
Indianapolis,
© 1997 Thomson
IN
Consumer
Street
46290
Electronics,
Inc.
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Marca(s)
Registrada(s)
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