Canon EOS-5D Digital Camera User Manual

GR-AXM17
For Customer Use:
Enter below the Model No. and Serial No. which
is located on the bottom of the camcorder.
Retain this information for future reference.
Model No.
Serial No.
CONTENTS
GETTING STARTED
RECORDING/PLAYBACK
AUTOMATIC DEMONSTRATION
Automatic Demonstration takes
place when “DEMO MODE” is set to
“ON” (factory-preset).
5~9
9 ~ 10
BASIC FEATURES
10 ~ 12
MENU SETTINGS
12 ~ 15
REFERENCES
16 ~ 18
Dear Customer,
Thank you for purchasing the JVC Compact
VHS camcorder. Before use, please read
“SAFETY PRECAUTIONS” ( pg. 3, 4) to
ensure safe use of this product.
• Available when the Power Switch is set to
“ ” or “ ”.
• To cancel Automatic Demonstration, set
"DEMO MODE" to "OFF" ( pg. 15).
LYT1377-001B
ENGLISH
COMPACT VHS CAMCORDER
INSTRUCTIONS
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PROVIDED ACCESSORIES
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PROVIDED ACCESSORIES
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
• Battery Packs BN-V12U, BN-V20U, BNV400U
• Compact VHS (
) Cassettes TC-40/
30/20
• Active Carrying Bag CB-V75
• Cassette Adapter C-P8U
AC Adapter AP-V14U or
AP-V16U
Some accessories are not available in some
areas.
Please consult your nearest JVC dealer for
details on accessories and their availability.
Battery Pack
BN-V10U
Shoulder Strap
A/V (Audio/Video)
Cable
Lens Cap
NOTE:
In order to maintain optimum performance of
the camcorder, provided cables may be
equipped with one or more core filter. If a
cable has only one core filter, the end that is
closest to the filter should be connected to
the camcorder.
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SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
CAUTIONS
• This camcorder is designed to be used with
NTSC-type color television signals. It cannot
be used for playback with a television of a
different standard. However, live recording and
LCD monitor/viewfinder playback are possible
anywhere.
• Use the JVC BN-V10U/V12U/V20U/V400U
battery packs and, to recharge them or to
supply power to the camcorder from an AC
outlet, use the provided multi-voltage AC
Adapter.
(An appropriate conversion adapter may be
necessary to accommodate different designs
of AC outlets in different countries.)
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
CAUTION:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an
equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the
presence of uninsulated "dangerous voltage" within the
product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude
to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is
intended to alert the user to the presence of important
operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in
the literature accompanying the appliance.
NOTES:
• The rating plate (serial number plate) and
safety caution are on the bottom and/or the
back of the main unit.
• The rating information and safety caution of
the AC Adapter are on its upper and lower
sides.
WARNING:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR
ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT
EXPOSE THIS APPARATUS TO RAIN
OR MOISTURE.
ATTENTION
The product that you have purchased is powered
by a rechargeable battery. The battery is
recyclable. At the end of its useful life, under
various state and local laws, it may be illegal to
dispose of this battery into the municipal waste
stream. Check with your local solid waste officials
for details in your area for recycling options or
proper disposal.
This product has a fluorescent lamp that
contains a small amount of mercury. Disposal
of these materials may be regulated in your
community due to environmental
considerations.
For disposal or recycling information please
contact your local authorities, or the
Electronics Industries Alliance:
<http://www.eiae.org>
Only cassettes marked
can be used with this camcorder.
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The EPA certified RBRC® Battery Recycling Seal on the nickel-cadmium (Ni-Cd) battery indicates
JVC is voluntarily participating in an industry program to collect and recycle these batteries at the end
of their useful life, when taken out of service in the United States. The RBRC® program provides a
convenient alternative to placing used Ni-Cd batteries into the trash or the municipal waste stream,
which may be illegal in your area. Please call 1-800-8-BATTERY™ for information on Ni-Cd battery
recycling and disposal bans/restrictions in your area. JVC’s involvement in this program is part of our
commitment to preserving our environment and conserving our natural resources.
When the equipment is installed in a cabinet or on a shelf, make sure that it has sufficient space on all
sides to allow for ventilation (10 cm (3-15/16") or more on both sides, on top and at the rear).
Do not block the ventilation holes.
(If the ventilation holes are blocked by a newspaper, or cloth etc. the heat may not be able to get out.)
No naked flame sources, such as lighted candles, should be placed on the apparatus.
When discarding batteries, environmental problems must be considered and the local rules or laws
governing the disposal of these batteries must be followed strictly.
The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing.
Do not use this equipment in a bathroom or places with water.
Also do not place any containers filled with water or liquids (such as cosmetics or medicines, flower
vases, potted plants, cups etc.) on top of this unit.
(If water or liquid is allowed to enter this equipment, fire or electric shock may be caused.)
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
10)Use only with the cart, stand,
tripod, bracket, or table
specified by the manufacturer,
or sold with the apparatus.
When a cart is used, use
caution when moving the cart/apparatus
combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
1)Read these instructions.
2)Keep these instructions.
3)Heed all warnings.
4)Follow all instructions.
5)Do not use this apparatus near water.
11) Unplug this apparatus during lightning
storms or when unused for long periods of
time.
6)Clean only with dry cloth.
7)Do not block any ventilation openings. Install
in accordance with the manufacturer’s
instructions.
12)Refer all servicing to qualified service
personnel. Servicing is required when the
apparatus has been damaged in any way,
such as power-supply cord or plug is
damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects
have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus
has been exposed to rain or moisture, does
not operate normally, or has been dropped.
8) Do not install near any heat sources such as
radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other
apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce
heat.
9) Only use attachments/accessories specified
by the manufacturer.
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CONTROLS, CONNECTORS AND INDICATORS
Refer to this diagram while reading the instructions.
Eyepiece
51 2 34
During
shooting
$
Connector
Cover
%
&
(
Keep the lens
cap attached to
the camcorder
6
7
)
5
8
Cassette holder
! " #
9
Viewfinder
90
?
180
+
Turn the gear
to take up
slack
Speaker
~
LCD monitor
-
,
Erase
protection tab
Microphone
LCD Monitor/Viewfinder Indications
During Recording
.
=
>
?
@
[
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]
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:
During Playback
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T BC
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pg. 16 for “Warning Indications”
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1 • MENU Wheel [–, +]............................... pg. 8
• BRIGHT Wheel [–, +].......................... pg. 14
• Speaker Volume Control [VOL.].......... pg. 10
• TRACKING Wheel [–, +]..................... pg. 10
2 5- Second Recording Button
[5 SEC. REC]...................................... pg. 10
3 Power Zoom Lever [T/W] ...................... pg. 10
; Tape Length Indicator ........................... pg. 14
< Zoom Indicator Bar ............................... pg. 10
a Zoom Level Indicator
b Approximate Zoom Ratio
= Recording Indicator ................................ pg. 9
> Digital Effect Indicator........................... pg. 13
?Program AE Indicator............................ pg. 13
@ Fade/Wipe-Standby Indicator ............... pg. 13
[ Picture Stabilizer Indicator.................... pg. 14
\• Interval Time/Recording Time Indicator pg. 15
• 5 Sec. Rec Mode Indicator ................. pg. 10
] Instant Title Display .............................. pg. 14
^ Date/Time Display ................................ pg. 15
_ Bright Level Indicator............................ pg. 14
{ Focus Indicator ..................................... pg. 10
| Exposure Control Level Counter .......... pg. 13
} White Balance Mode Indicator ............. pg. 14
V Record-Standby Mode Indicator............. pg. 9
0
: Cassette Indicator ...................... pg. 16
1 TBC Indicator ....................................... pg. 11
2 Tape Counter ........................................ pg. 15
3 Recording Mode Indicator (SP/EP) ...... pg. 14
4 Tape Running Indicator
3: Playback
¡: Fast-Forward/ Shuttle Search
1: Rewind/ Shuttle Search
8: Pause
5 Tracking Indicator ................................. pg. 10
6 VOLUME: Speaker Volume Indicator......... pg. 10
4 • Manual Focus Button [
FOCUS] .... pg. 10
• Time Base Corrector Button [TBC] ..... pg. 11
5 Shoulder Strap Eyelets........................... pg. 9
6 Audio Output Connector [A].................. pg. 11
7 Video Output Connector [V].................. pg. 11
8 Battery Release Switch
[BATTERY RELEASE] ............................ pg. 7
9 DC IN Connector .................................... pg. 7
! • Recording Start/Stop Button ................ pg. 9
• REFRESH Button................................. pg. 7
" Lock Button............................................. pg. 8
# Power Switch [PLAY, OFF,
, ].... pg. 7, 8, 9
$ POWER/CHARGE Lamp........................ pg. 7
% • Retake Forward Button [RETAKE F] .. pg. 10
• Fast-Forward Button [F]........................ pg. 9
& • Play/ Pause Button ............................... pg. 9
• Backlight Compensation Button ......... pg. 10
( • Stop Button [STOP].............................. pg. 9
• Eject [EJECT] Button ........................... pg. 9
) • Retake Rewind Button [RETAKE R] ... pg. 10
• Quick Review Button [
R] ............. pg. 10
• Rewind Button [R] ................................ pg. 9
~ Close Button ........................................... pg. 9
+ Diopter Adjustment Control .................... pg. 8
, Grip Strap ............................................... pg. 8
- Tripod Mounting Socket .......................... pg. 9
.Tape Remaining Time ........................... pg. 14
/ Recording Mode Indicator .................... pg. 13
: Backlight Compensation Indicator ........ pg. 10
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Using the Battery Pack
GETTING STARTED
Perform step 1) of “Charging the Battery Pack”.
Approximate recording time (unit: min.)
Hook on
Battery Pack
Push in
Power Switch
BATTERY RELEASE
Switch
Battery pack
Viewfinder on LCD monitor on
BN-V10U
100
80
BN-V12U
(optional)
105
85
BN-V20U
(optional)
170
140
BN-V400U
(optional)
400
330
Using AC Power
Connect the AC Adapter to the camcorder
( step 2) of “Charging the Battery Pack”).
• The provided AC Adapter features automatic
voltage selection in the AC range from 110V
to 240V.
To AC outlet
To DC IN
connector
AC Adapter
ATTENTION:
Charging the Battery Pack
Before detaching the power source, make sure
that the camcorder’s power is turned off. Failure
to do so can cause the camcorder to
malfunction.
1) Hook the end of the battery pack to the
camcorder and push the battery in until it locks
in place.
• If the battery pack is attached wrongly, a
malfunction may occur.
2) Set the Power Switch # to “OFF” while
pressing down the Lock Button ". Connect
the AC Adapter to the DC IN connector 9,
then plug the AC Adapter to the AC Outlet.
3) The CHARGE lamp $ blinks to indicate
charging.
4) When the CHARGE lamp $ stops blinking
and turns off, charging is finished. Unplug the
AC Adapter from the AC outlet. Disconnect the
AC Adapter from the camcorder.
REFRESH:
Be sure to fully discharge a battery pack before
recharging or storing it for a long period of time,
otherwise the battery performance will be
reduced.
1) Perform steps 1) through 3) of “Charging the
Battery Pack”.
2) Press REFRESH ! for over 4 seconds. The
CHARGE lamp $ blinks faster to indicate
discharging.
3) When discharging is finished, charging
automatically starts and the CHARGE lamp
$ blinks normally.
To Detach The Battery Pack…
… slide BATTERY RELEASE 8 and pull out the
battery pack.
Battery Pack
BN-V10U
BN-V12U (optional)
BN-V20U (optional)
BN-V400U (optional)
Charging time
approx. 1 hr. 30 min.
approx. 1 hr. 40 min.
approx. 2 hrs. 40 min.
approx. 5 hrs. 10 min.
Charging time is for a fully discharged battery pack.
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• To display the date and time in the camcorder’s
display and on a connected TV, see DATE/TIME
DISP. ( pg. 15) in SYSTEM MENU 1.
• The date/time cannot be stored in memory if the
built-in clock battery runs out. Consult an
authorised JVC dealer for replacement, or set the
date/time as necessary before you start shooting.
STORE BATTERY:
Be sure to fully discharge a battery pack by performing the
following steps before storing it for a long period af time,
otherwise the battery performance will be reduced.
1) Attach the battery to the camcorder with no cassette
inserted.
2) Set the Power Switch # to “ ” or “ ” while pressing
down the Lock Button ".
• During charging or discharging, the camcorder cannot
be operated.
• Charging and discharging are not possible if the wrong
type of battery is used.
• When charging the battery pack for the first time or after
a long storage period, the CHARGE lamp $ may not
light. Remove the battery pack from the camcorder,
then try charging again.
• If a fully-charged battery’s operation time remains
extremely short, the battery is worn out. Please
purchase a new one.
• Perform charging where the temperature is between
10°C and 35°C (50°F and 95°F). 20°C to 25°C (68°F to
77°F) is the ideal temperature range. If the environment
is too cold, charging may be incomplete.
• Charging time varies according to the ambient
temperature and the status of the battery pack.
• Since the AC Adapter processes electricity internally, it
becomes warm during use. Be sure to use it only in
well-ventilated areas.
• Using the optional AA-V15 AC Power Adapter/Charger,
you can charge the BN-V10U/V12U/V20U/V400U
battery pack without the camcorder.
However, it cannot be used as an AC adapter.
• To avoid interference with reception, do not use the AC
Adapter near a radio.
• Recording time is reduced significantly when Zoom or
Record-Standby mode is engaged repeatedly or the
LCD monitor is used repeatedly.
• Before extended use, it is recommended that you
prepare enough battery packs to cover 3 times the
planned shooting time.
DAT E
YEAR
MO N T H
DAY
T I ME
T I ME SE T
PM
2004
J AN
28
8 : 20
12-hour
indication with
AM or PM
R E T URN
Grip Adjustment
1) Separate the Velcro strip.
2) Pass your right hand through the loop and grasp the
grip.
3) Adjust so that your thumb and fingers can easily
operate the Recording Start/Stop Button ! and
Power Zoom Lever 3. Refasten the Velcro strip.
3
!
Velcro
strip
Viewfinder Adjustment
1) Set the Power Switch # to “ ” or “ ” while
pressing down the Lock Button ".
2) Make sure the LCD monitor is closed and locked.
Pull up the viewfinder and adjust it manually to get
the best view.
3) Turn the Diopter Adjustment Control + until the
indications in the viewfinder are clearly focused.
Date/Time Settings
1) Set the Power Switch # to “ ” while pressing
down the Lock Button ".
2) Press the MENU Wheel 1 in. The TOP MENU
Screen appears.
3) Rotate the MENU Wheel 1 to select “3TO
SYSTEM MENU” and press it.
4) Rotate the MENU Wheel 1 to select “3DATE/
TIME SET” and press it. The DATE/TIME SET
Menu appears.
5) To set “YEAR”, “MONTH”, “DAY” or “TIME” (hour/
minute), rotate the MENU Wheel 1 to select the
desired item, and press it. When the setting
begins blinking, rotate the MENU Wheel 1 until
the correct setting appears and then press it. The
setting stops blinking.
6) When none of these settings (“YEAR”, “MONTH”,
“DAY”, “TIME”) blinks, rotate the MENU Wheel 1
to select “3RETURN” and press it, to go to Menu
Screen.
7) Press the MENU Wheel 1 in to select “3EXIT”
to close the Menu Screen.
+
8
Shoulder Strap Attachment
Cassette holder
Thread the strap through the eyelet 5, then fold it
back and thread it through the buckle. Repeat the
procedure to attach the other end of the strap to the
other eyelet 5, making sure the strap is not twisted.
Adjust the length.
(
180°
5
90°
~
Erase protection tab
RECORDING
Set REC MODE, TAPE LENGTH and DATE/TIME. ( pg.
12 – 15, “MENU SETTINGS”)
1) Remove the lens cap. Set the Power Switch # to “ ”
or “ ” while pressing down the Lock Button ".
Shooting while using the viewfinder: Make sure the
LCD monitor is closed and locked.
Shooting while using the LCD monitor: Make sure the
LCD monitor is fully open.
The camcorder is in Record-Standby mode and “PAUSE”
V is displayed.
• The viewfinder and LCD monitor cannot be used
simultaneously. Therefore, when opening the LCD
monitor and tilting it upward to 180°, you cannot view
any image in the viewfinder. However, you can shoot
yourself while viewing your own image on the LCD
monitor.
2) Press the Recording Start/Stop Button !.
=
appears while recording is in progress.
• To stop recording, press the Recording Start/Stop
Button !. The camcorder re-enters Record-Standby
mode.
To Adjust The Brightness Of The LCD Monitor:
When the Power Switch # is set to “ ”, adjust “LCD
BRIGHT” in SYSTEM MENU (pg. 14).
Tripod Mounting
Align the screw and camera direction stud on the
tripod with the tripod mounting socket -. Then
tighten the screw.
-
CAUTION :
When using a tripod, be sure to extend its legs fully to stabilize
the camcorder. To prevent damage to the unit caused by falling
over, do not use a small tripod.
Loading/Unloading A Cassette
1) Open the LCD monitor fully and keep it aligned vertically
with the camera (do not tilt it). Press EJECT ( for more
than 2 seconds until the cassette holder opens. Do not
force open.
2) When inserting a cassette, make sure the label is facing
outward.
3) Press the Close button ~ to close the cassette holder
until it locks in place. Close the LCD monitor.
• Closing the LCD monitor while the cassette holder is still
open may cause damage to the LCD monitor.
• Make sure the erase protection tab is in the position that
allows recording. If not, slide the tab. Some cassettes have
removable tabs. If the tab has been removed, cover the
hole with adhesive tape.
• The cassette holder cannot be opened while the
camcorder is in record mode or detached from power
source.
PLAYBACK
1) Load a tape ( “Loading/Unloading A
Cassette”).
2) Set the Power Switch # to "PLAY" while
pressing down the Lock Button ". To start
playback, press 3/8 &.
To stop playback temporarily (Still Playback),
press 3/8 &. To stop playback, press 7 ).
Press 1 ) to rewind, or ¡ % to fast-forward.
High-speed picture search (Shuttle Search) is
possible by pressing1 ) or ¡ % during
playback.
During playback, holding 1 ) or ¡ % down
continues the search as long as you hold the
button.
For VIDEO RECORDING/VIDEO PLAYBACK
• The camcorder shuts off automatically after
about 5 minutes in the Record-Standby or
Stop mode.
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•
•
•
•
To turn on again, set the Power Switch # to
“OFF”, then to “ ”, “ ” or “PLAY”.
When the Power Switch # is set to “ ”, “ ”
or “PLAY”, and the LCD monitor is opened at
an angle of 60 degrees or more, the LCD
monitor switches on and the viewfinder
switches off automatically to save power.
The playback picture can be viewed in the
viewfinder (with the LCD monitor shut), on the
LCD monitor or on a connected TV (pg. 11,
“Connections To A TV/VCR”).
To control the speaker volume 6, rotate the
MENU Wheel 1 towards “+” to turn up, or
towards “–” to turn down. While shooting,
sound is not heard from the speaker.
Noise bars appear and pictures may become
monochrome or darken during Shuttle Search.
This is normal.
4) To cancel the Manual Focus, press
FOCUS
4. “
” { disappears and Auto Focus is
applied.
• When the focus level cannot be adjusted any
farther or closer, “ ” or “ ” will blink.
Zooming
To produce the zoom in/out effect. Digital circuitry
extends the maximum magnification offered by
optical zoom. This system is called Digital Zoom.
• Slide the Power Zoom Lever 3 towards “T” to zoom
in, or “W” to zoom out.
• The further you slide the Power Zoom Lever
3, the quicker the zoom action.
• Focusing may become unstable during Zooming. In
this case, set the zoom while in Record–Standby,
lock the focus by using the manual focus, then zoom
in or out in Record mode.
• The zoom level indicator <-a moves during
zoom. Once the zoom level indicator <-a
reaches the top, all magnification from that
point is through digital processing.
• When using Digital Zoom, the quality of image may
suffer. To deactivate Digital Zoom, set “D.ZOOM”
(pg. 14) to “OFF” in CAMERA MENU.
BASIC FEATURES
5Sec. Rec (5-sec. Recording)
To record a scene for 5 seconds, providing quick
scene transitions like those seen on TV.
1) Make sure the recording mode is set to “SP”.
2) During Record–Standby, press 5SEC. REC
2.
5S \ appears and 5Sec. Rec is
reserved.
3) Press the Recording Start/Stop Buttons !.
Recording starts, and after 5 seconds, the
camcorder re-enters Record–Standby mode
automatically.
4) To cancel the 5Sec. Rec. function, press
5SEC. REC 2 again so that
5S \
disappears.
• Fade/Wipe (pg. 13) cannot be activated
during 5Sec. Rec.
Quick Review
To check the end of the last recording.
1) Make sure the camcorder is in Record–
Standby mode.
2) Press 1 ) and release quickly.
Tape is rewound for approx. 1 second and
played back automatically, then pauses in
Record–Standby mode for the next shot.
• Distortion may occur at the start of playback.
This is normal.
Retake
To re-record certain segments.
1) Make sure the camcorder is in Record–
Standby mode.
2) Press and hold either RETAKE ¡ % or 1
) to reach the start point for new recording.
3) Press the Recording Start/Stop Button ! to
start recording.
• Noise bars appear and pictures may become
monochrome or darken during Retake. This is
normal.
Backlight Compensation
To increase the brightness of the subject relative
to the background.
1) Press BACKLIGHT & during recording. “ ”
: is displayed and the subject is brightened.
2) To cancel Backlight Compensation, press
BACKLIGHT &again. “ ” : disappears.
• Backlight Compensation functions in both
recording modes (“ ” or “ ”).
• Using BACKLIGHT & may brighten the subject,
resulting in a washed out or white image.
• BACKLIGHT & and Manual Exposure mode
(pg. 13) cannot be used simultaneously.
Tracking
Eliminates noise bars that appear on-screen
during playback. To activate Manual Tracking:
1) Press the TRACKING Wheel 1 for approx. 2
seconds. “MT” 5 appears.
2) Rotate the TRACKING Wheel 1 so that the
noise bars disappear.
• To return to Auto Tracking, press the
TRACKING Wheel 1 for approx. 2 seconds or
set the Power Switch # to “OFF” and then
“PLAY” again. “AT” 5 blinks. When Auto
Tracking finishes, the indication disappears.
• When noise bars appear during playback, the
camcorder enters the Auto Tracking mode and
“AT” 5 appears.
Auto/Manual Focus
If correct focus cannot be obtained with Auto
Focus, use Manual Focus.
1) Set the Power Switch # to “ ” while pressing
down the Lock Button ".
2) Press
FOCUS 4. “
” { appears.
3) To focus on a distant subject, rotate the MENU
Wheel 1 upward. “2” appears and blinks. To
focus on a close subject, rotate the MENU
Wheel 1 downward. “3” appears and blinks.
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• Manual Tracking may not work with tapes
recorded on other VCRs or camcorders.
Connections To A TV/VCR
1) Make sure all units are turned off.
2) Connect the camcorder to a TV or VCR. If
using both TV and VCR, connect the VCR
output to the TV input.
3) Turn on all units. Set the VCR to its AUX input
mode, and set the TV to its VIDEO mode.
• Use the AC Adapter as the power supply.
• Be sure to lower the TV volume to its minimum
to avoid a sudden burst of sound when the
camcorder is turned on.
• If you have a TV or speakers that are not
specially shielded, do not place the speakers
adjacent to the TV as interference will occur in
the camcorder playback picture.
TBC (Time Base Corrector)
Removes jitter from fluctuating video signals to
deliver a stable picture even with old tapes.
To activate/release the TBC mode, press TBC 4
during playback for more than 1 second. “TBC”
1 is displayed.
• The “TBC” indicator 1 turns green (grey with
a camcorder equipped with a black/white
viewfinder) while TBC is working, and white
while TBC is not operative.
• TBC does not work during Still Playback and
Shuttle Search (pg. 9).
• It may take a few seconds before TBC actually
starts working.
• The picture may be distorted if the TBC mode
is activated or deactivated at the edit-in/-out
points or when normal playback resumes after
Still Playback or Shuttle Search (pg. 9).
• If the playback picture is distorted when TBC is
set to on, turn off TBC.
White to Audio
Output 7
Yellow to Video
Output 7
Connector
Cover
A/V cable
TV
White to
Audio Input
VCR
Yellow to Video
Input
Tape Dubbing
1) Connect the camcorder and the VCR (pg.
11, “Connections To A TV/VCR”). Set the
Power Switch # to “PLAY” while pressing
down the Lock Button ", turn on the VCR’s
power, and insert the appropriate cassettes in
the camcorder and the VCR.
Engage the VCR’s AUX and Record-Pause
modes.
2) Press 3/8 & to find a spot just before the
edit-in point. Once it is reached, press 3/8 &
again.
3) Press 3/8 & and engage the VCR’s Record
mode.
4) Engage the VCR’s Record-Pause mode and
press 3/8 &.
• Repeat steps 2) through 4) for additional
editing, then stop the VCR and camcorder
when finished.
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• During special-effect playback (slow motion,
still frame, etc.), the picture may vibrate or
noise bars may appear on the screen.
Using The Cassette Adapter (Optional)
Use this to play back an VHS-C video cassette
recorded with this camcorder on VHS VCR.
1) Slide the latch 1 to open the compartment
door, then insert the cassette and close the
compartment door 2.
• If the colour shown in the window 4 is green
or red, turn the dial 5 in the direction of
“UNLOADING” so that colour changes to blue.
2) Turn the dial 5 in the direction of “LOADING”
all the way until it stops.
• The color shown in the window 4 changes
from blue \ red \ green (indicating playback
is possible).
3) Load the cassette adapter into the VCR and
play the tape back.
• To record on a VCR using a compact cassette
and the adapter, cover the adapter’s recording
safety hole with Adhesive tape.
4) To unload the cassette, turn the dial 5 in the
direction of “UNLOADING” all the way until it
stops.
• The color shown in the window 4 changes
from green \ red \ blue (indicating unloading
is possible).
5) Slide the latch 1 to open the compartment
door, then insert your finger in the hole 6, and
push up and remove the cassette.
6) Close the compartment door 2.
MENU SETTINGS
This Menu Screen cannot be accessed while
recording.
1) Set the Power Switch # to “ ” while pressing
down the Lock Button ".
2) Press the MENU Wheel 1 in. The TOP MENU
Screen appears. Rotate the MENU Wheel 1
to select the desired menu or function and
press it.
E
P
D
F
R
2
2
2EXI T
• To go from TOP MENU to CAMERA MENU,
rotate the MENU Wheel 1 to select “3 TO
CAMERA MENU” and press it.
C AME R A M E N U
S T AB I L I Z E R O F F
S . LX
MA X .
D . ZOOM
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T E L E MAC R O O F F
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2 T I T L E
2 T I T L E SETUP
2 Compartment door
4 Window
Recording
safety hole
TOP ME N U
AU TO
X PO S URE
OF F
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OF F
I G I F ECT
ADE / W I P E OF F
SP
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T O C AME R A M E N U
TO S YSTEM MENU
2EXI T
5 Dial
• To go from TOP MENU to SYSTEM MENU,
rotate the MENU Wheel 1 to select “3 TO
SYSTEM MENU” and press it. SYSTEM
MENU has 2 pages. To go to the next page,
rotate the MENU Wheel 1 to select “3 TO
SYSTEM MENU 2” and press it.
The protection sheet is
1 Latch affixed
3 Gear
T
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2
2
2
7 Reels
Compact video cassette
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DAT
DAT
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3) Rotate the Menu Wheel 1 to select the
desired setting and press it.
4) Press “3 EXIT” to exit from any menu.
6 Hole
• If there is slack in the video tape when
inserting the compact cassette into the
adapter, the tape may become damaged. To
take up slack in the tape, turn the gear 3 in
the direction of the arrow.
• During tape loading and unloading, do not
touch the reels 7 for safety and tape
protection.
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TOP MENU
B/W:MONO : Like black and white films, your
footage is shot in B/W. Combine this with WIDE in
CAMERA MENU for a classic look.
B. FILTER: Recorded scenes have a bluish
tint.
R. FILTER: Recorded scenes have a reddish
tint.
SOLARI: The picture is recorded with an
effect similar to a painting.
NEGAPOSI: The colours of a picture are
reversed.
MOSAIC: Turns recorded scenes into a
mosaic pattern.
STRETCH: Doubles the width of the picture
horizontally.
EXPOSURE
Manual exposure adjustment is recommended in
the following situations:
• When shooting using reverse lighting or when
the background is too bright.
• When shooting on a reflective natural
background such as at the beach or in the
snow.
• When the background is overly dark or the
subject light.
1) Rotate the MENU Wheel 1 to select
“MANUAL”, then press it.
2) To brighten the image, rotate the MENU
Wheel 1 downward.
To darken the image, rotate the MENU Wheel
1 upward.
The exposure control level increases/decreases
(maximum ±06).
FADE/WIPE
Fade- or wipe-in works when recording begins,
and fade-or wipe-out works when recording ends.
• Pressing and holding the Recording Start/Stop
Button ! allows you to vary the length for the
image during fade in/out or wipe in/out.
OFF: To cancel the effect.
FADER: Fades in/out to a black screen.
FADER: Fades in/out to a white screen.
MOSAIC (Fader): Gradually turns/returns the
picture into/from a mosaic pattern.
SHUTTER (Wipe): A black screen moves in
from the top and bottom, closing over the image
like a shutter, or a new image pushes open the
black screen vertically from the centre.
SLIDE (Wipe): A black screen moves in from
the left to gradually cover the image, or a new
image moves in from right to left.
DOOR (Wipe): Wipes in as the two halves of
a black screen open to the left and right, revealing
the scene, or wipes out and the black screen
reappears from left and right to cover the scene.
CORNER (Wipe): Wipes in on a black screen
from the upper right to the lower left corner,
revealing the scene, or wipes out from lower left
to upper right, leaving a black screen.
WINDOW (Wipe): Wipes in on a black screen
from the centre of the screen towards the corners,
revealing the scene, or wipe out from the corners
to the centre, leaving a black screen.
SCROLL (Wipe): Wipes in on a black screen
from the bottom to the top, revealing the scenes,
or wipes out from the top to the bottom, leaving a
black screen.
P. AE (Program AE with special effects)
• In the “High Speed Shutter” or “Sports” modes,
picture colour may be adversely affected if the
subject is lit by alternating discharge-type light
sources such as flourescent or mercuryvapour lights.
OFF: To cancel the effect.
SPORTS: High shutter speed clearly
captures fast-moving action.
ND EFFECT: A black mist darkens the picture, as
when an ND filter is used. Helps to counter the
effects of glare on the subject.
FOG: Makes the picture look misty white, as
when an external fog filter is attached to the lens.
Softens the image and gives it a “fantasy” look.
TWILIGHT: Dusk, twilight scenery, fireworks,
etc., look more natural and dramatic. In this
mode, the Auto Focus (pg. 10) and S.LX (pg.
14) may not work.
1/2000 (1/2000 sec. High Speed Shutter):
Captures faster action than Sports mode. The screen
becomes slightly dark. Use in well-lit environment.
SUNSET: Makes scenes look like a sunset
with reddish tint.
SURF&SNOW: Compensates for subjects
that may otherwise appear too dark when
shooting in extremely bright surroundings such as
in the snow or beach. In this mode, the fastmoving images can be recorded since the shutter
speed becomes fast.
REC MODE
DIGIFECT (Digital Effects)
Allows you to set the recording mode. “EP”
(Extended Play) is more economical, providing
thrice the recording time.
• If the recording mode is switched, the playback
picture will be blurred at the switching point.
OFF: To cancel the effect.
SEPIA: Recorded scenes have a brownish
tint like old photos. Combine this with WIDE in
CAMERA MENU for a classic look.
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• White balance cannot be used when the
“SEPIA” or “B/W:MONO” mode (pg. 13,
“Digital Effects”) is activated.
TITLE
Allows you to superimpose one of eight preset
titles in 4 different languages. Change the
language in “LANGUAGE” in “TITLE SETUP” in
CAMERA MENU.
• ] shows the selected title which remains
until OFF is selected.
TITLE SETUP
Adjust the settings for TITLE.
STABILIZER
The Picture Stabilizer compensates for unstable
images caused by camera-shake, particularly at
high magnification.
ON : The Picture Stabilizer is activated.
[ appears.
OFF: The Picture Stabilizer is deactivated.
[ disappears.
• Accurate stabilization may not be possible in certain
conditions including excessive hand shake.
•
[ appears blinking or geos out if the
Stabilizer cannot be used.
S.LX
MAX: To record a subject in a darkly lit
environment, when it is more convenient to shoot
the subject with a brighter image even if the
picture becomes slightly coarse.
NORMAL: To record a subject in a dimly lit
environment, when it is more convenient to shoot
with a less coarse picture although the subject
becomes slightly dark.
OFF: Allows you to shoot dark scenes with no
picture brightness adjustment.
D. ZOOM
Zooming is possible from 20X (the optical zoom limit),
to a maximum of 40X or 800X digital magnification.
When set to “OFF” only optical zoom (maximum
20x magnification) can function.
WIDE
When set to “ON” black bars will be recorded at
the top and bottom of the screen to produce a cinema-like “wide-screen” effect.
TELE MACRO
When set to “ON”, you can shoot a subject as large as
possible at a distance of approx. 45 cm (18").
Depending on the zoom position, the lens may go out of
focus.
M.W.B.
If the white balance is correct, all other colours
will be accurately reproduced.
AUTO
: White balance is adjusted
automatically.
FINE
: Outdoors on a sunny day.
SIZE
: When “LARGE” is selected, the title
is twice enlarged vertically than
“NORMAL”.
SCROLL : When “ON” is selected, the title is
scrolled from right to left.
LANGUAGE:Select the language for TITLE.
To set “SIZE”, “SCROLL” or “LANGUAGE”, rotate
the MENU Wheel 1 to select the desired item
and press it. When the setting begins blinking,
rotate the MENU Wheel 1 until the correct
setting appears and then select it. The setting
stops blinking.
SYSTEM MENU
SYSTEM MENU 1
TAPE LENGTH
Allows you to set the tape length depending on
the tape used: T20=20 minutes, T30=30 minutes,
T35=35 minutes, T40=40 minutes.
• Tape remaining time . is correct only if the
correct tape length has been selected.
\
CLOUD
DISPLAY
FULL: Makes all of the indications appear on the
LCD monitor/viewfinder during playback or
recording.
SIMPLE: Makes the following indications
disappear from the LCD monitor/viewfinder during
0, tape remaining
recording or playback:
, tape length ;.
time .,
: Outdoors on a cloudy day.
OSD OUTPUT
ON: On-screen indications are displayed to TV
etc.
OFF: On-screen indications are turned off except
Date/Time, Instant Title and Warning Indication.
LCD BRIGHT
To adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor,
perform the following steps quickly (within approx.
1 second by each interval):
1) Select “LCD BRIGHT” in SYSTEM MENU. The
“BRIGHT ON” message appears.
2) Press the BRIGHT Wheel 1 in to return to
normal screen.
HALOGEN: A video light or similar type of
lighting is used.
MWB: White balance is set manually. Hold a
sheet of plain white paper in front of the subject.
Adjust zoom or position yourself so that the white
paper fills the screen. If it is difficult to focus on
the white paper, adjust focus manually (pg. 10,
“Auto/Manual Focus”). Press the MENU Wheel 1
in until “MWB” } begins blinking. When the
setting is completed, “MWB” } stops blinking.
• Once you adjust white balance manually, the
setting is retained even if the power is turned
off or the battery is removed.
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3) Rotate the BRIGHT Wheel 1 to display the
bright level indicator _.
4) Rotate the BRIGHT Wheel 1 until the
appropriate brightness is reached. After the
BRIGHT Wheel 1 is released, the indicator
soon disappears and adjustment is completed.
• This function is cancelled when the power is
turned off or when the cassette is ejected.
• To use this function, it is recommended that
SCROLL in TITLE SETUP (pg. 14) be set to
“OFF”.
INT. TIME
DATE/TIME DISP.
You can record sequentially at preset time spans.
Leaving the camcorder aimed at a specific
subject, you can record subtle changes over an
extended period of time (Time-Lapse). REC
MODE should be set to “SP”.
(Please note that it is necessary to set the REC
TIME (Animation) in the SYSTEM MENU before
performing the INT. TIME (Time-Lapse) function.)
Select the desired interval time and press the
Recording Start/Stop Button !.
• Fade- or wipe-in/out cannot be performed.
• This function is cancelled when the power is
turned off or when the cassette is ejected.
• To use this function, it is recommended that
SCROLL in TITLE SETUP (pg. 14) be set to
“OFF”.
The date/time appears in the camcorder or on a
connected monitor (set DATE/TIME in SYSTEM
MENU first pg. 8).
• The selected display will be recorded. If you do
not want to record the display, select "OFF"
before shooting.
• In the AUTO DATE mode, the camcorder
records the date for about 5 seconds when
recording is initiated after the date is changed,
a cassette is loaded, or AUTO DATE is
selected. The date is replaced after 5 seconds
with “AUTO DATE” but this is not recorded.
DATE/TIME SET
Allows you to set the current date and time.
(pg. 8)
VCR MENU
SYSTEM MENU 2
VCR ME N U
C O UN T E R ME MO R Y
C O UN T E R R E S E T
DEMO MODE
Demonstrates certain functions automatically.
Available when the Power Switch # is set to “ ”
or “ ” and “DEMO MODE” is set to “ON” (factorypreset).
• To cancel demonstration, set “DEMO MODE”
to “OFF”.
• Pressing MENU Wheel 1 directly accesses
DEMO MODE menu while the demo is in
progress.
• Performing any operation during the
demonstration stops the demonstration
temporarily. If no operation is performed for
more than 1 minute after that, the
demonstration will resume.
• “DEMO MODE” remains “ON” even if the
camcorder power is turned off.
• When a cassette is in the camcorder,
demonstration is not available.
• If you do not detach the Lens Cap, you cannot
see the actual changes of the Automatic
Demonstration activated on the LCD monitor
or viewfinder.
OF F
YES
2EXI T
COUNTER MEMORY
Makes it easier to locate a specific tape segment.
1) Set the Power Switch # to “PLAY” while
pressing down the Lock Button ".
2) Press the MENU Wheel 1 in. The VCR MENU
screen appears.
3) Rotate the MENU Wheel 1 to select
“COUNTER MEMORY” and press it. Then,
rotate the MENU Wheel 1 to “ON” and press
it. (“M” appears when you return to normal
screen.)
4) Rotate the MENU wheel to select “COUNTER
RESET” and press it. Then, rotate the MENU
Wheel 1 to “YES” and press it. The counter
resets to “0:00:00”.
5) To return to normal screen, rotate the MENU
Wheel 1 to “3EXIT” and press it.
6) After recording or playback, press 7 (, then
1 ) with Power Switch # set to “PLAY”.
The tape automatically stops at or close to
0:00:00.
7) Press 3/8 & to start playback.
• The counter memory functions in both FastForward and Rewind modes.
REC TIME
You can shoot a series of pictures, each slightly
different, of the same object for a brief selected
period of time (Animation). REC MODE should be
set to “SP”.
Select the desired recording time and press the
Recording Start/Stop Button ! after focusing on
the subject.
• Fade- or wipe-in/out cannot be performed.
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Before consulting your JVC dealer, please check the following to see if you can correct the problem
yourself.
Vertical white lines appear when shooting a
very bright object.
• This sometimes occurs when the contrast
between the background and the object is
great. It is not a defect of the camcorder.
The tape is running, but there is no playback picture.
• The TV has not been set to its VIDEO mode or
channel.
• If A/V connection is used, the TV’s VIDEO/TV
Switch has not been set to VIDEO.
Bright, crystal-shaped spots appear in the
LCD monitor and the viewfinder.
• Sunlight is directly entering the lens. This is not
a defect of the camcorder.
Playback picture is blurred or interrupted.
• The video heads are dirty or worn out. Consult
your nearest JVC dealer for head cleaning or
replacement.
Coloured bright spots appear all over the
LCD monitor or the viewfinder.
• The LCD monitor and the viewfinder are made
with high-precision technology. However, black
spots or bright spots of light (red, green or
blue) may appear constantly on the LCD
monitor or in the viewfinder. These spots are
not recorded on the tape. This is not due to any
defect of the unit. (Effective dots: more than
99.99 %.)
The tape stops during fast-forwarding or
rewinding.
• The Counter Memory Function has been
activated (pg. 15, “COUNTER MEMORY”).
The date and time displays disappear.
• If you remove the power source from the
camcorder while the power is on, all settings
and selections are erased. Make sure to turn
the
camcorder’s
power
off
before
disconnecting the power source.
Animation or Time-Lapse is not available.
• Before recording in the Animation mode at the
very beginning of a tape, set the camcorder to
the Recording mode for about 5 seconds, so
that the tape runs smoothly. Using the Fade-in
function at this point is a good way to begin an
animated program (pg. 15, REC TIME/INT.
TIME in SYSTEM MENU).
The tape will not eject.
• The battery pack is running low.
• If the LCD monitor is not open over 60
degrees, the EJECT button ( does not
function.
The camcorder is a microcomputer-controlled device.
External noise and interference (from a TV, a radio, etc.) might prevent it from functioning properly. In
such cases, first disconnect its power supply unit (battery pack, AC Adapter, etc.); and then reconnect it and proceed as usual from the beginning.
WARNING INDICATIONS:
(high)
(exhausted) : Displays the battery remaining power level. As the battery
power comes close to nil, the battery indicator
blinks (battery power warning). When the battery power is
exhausted, power turns off automatically.
: Blinks when no cassette is loaded, or when the erase protection tab is not in the position that allows
recording.
TAPE END: Appears when the tape ends during recording, playback or fast-forwarding.
LENS CAP: Appears for 5 seconds after power is turned on if the lens cap is attached.
CONDENSATION OPERATION PAUSED PLEASE WAIT: These 2 warnings appear alternately every 3
seconds if condensation occurs. In this case, all functions except tape eject and power on/off are disabled.
Remove the tape, turn the unit off (without removing the power supply), wait a few minutes for the warnings to
clear, and turn it on again.
HEAD CLEANING REQUIRED USE CLEANING CASSETTE: These 2 warnings appear alternately
every 3 seconds if dirt is detected on the heads during recording. In this case, use an optional cleaning
cassette. If the warning remains after cleaning, consult your nearest JVC dealer.
E01—E06 UNIT IN SAFEGUARD MODE REMOVE AND REATTACH BATTERY: The error indications (E01
— E06) show what type of malfunction has occured. If an error indication and warning appear, turn the unit off,
remove the power supply (battery, etc.) and wait a few minutes for them to clear. When it does, you can
resume using the camcorder. If the indication remains, consult your nearest JVC dealer.
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CAUTIONS
When using the AC Adapter in areas other than the USA
• The provided AC Adapter features automatic voltage
selection in the AC range from 110 V to 240 V.
USING HOUSEHOLD AC PLUG ADAPTER
In case of connecting the unit’s AC Adapter to an AC wall outlet
other than American National Standard C73 series type use an
AC plug adapter, called a "Siemens Plug", as shown.
For this AC plug adapter, consult your nearest JVC dealer.
Cassettes
To properly use and store your cassettes:
1) During use…
… beware that recording onto prerecorded tapes
automatically erases the previously recorded video and
audio signals.
… make sure the cassette is positioned properly when
inserting.
… do not load and unload the cassette repeatedly without
allowing the tape to run at all. This slackens the tape and
can result in damage.
… do not open the front tape cover. This exposes the tape to
fingerprints and dust.
2) Store cassettes…
… away from heaters, other heat sources or direct sunlight.
… where they won’t be subject to unnecessary shock or
vibration.
… where they won’t be exposed to strong magnetic fields
(such as those generated by motors, transformers or
magnets).
… vertically, in their original cases.
Main Unit
1) For safety, DO NOT…
… open the camcorder’s chassis.
… disassemble or modify the unit.
… short-circuit the terminals of the battery pack. Keep it away
from metallic objects when not in use.
… allow inflammables, water or metallic objects to enter the unit.
… remove the battery pack or disconnect the power supply
while the power is on.
… leave the battery pack attached when the camcorder is not
in use.
2) Avoid using the unit…
… in places subject to excessive humidity, dust, shock or
vibration.
… in places subject to soot or steam such as near a cooking
stove.
… near a television set.
… near appliances generating strong magnetic or electric
fields (speakers, broadcasting antennas, etc.).
… in places subject to extremely high (over 40°C or 104°F) or
extremely low (under 0°C or 32°F) temperatures.
3) DO NOT leave the unit . . .
… in places of over 50°C (122°F).
… in places where humidity is extremely low (below 35%) or
extremely high (above 80%).
… in direct sunlight.
… in a closed car in summer.
… near a heater.
… in dusty places such as a beach.
4) To protect the unit, DO NOT…
… allow it to become wet.
… drop the unit or strike it against hard objects.
… subject it to shock or excessive vibration during
transportation.
… keep the lens directed at extremely bright objects for long
periods.
… direct the eyepiece of the viewfinder at the sun.
… carry it by holding the viewfinder or the LCD monitor. Be
sure to hold the main unit with both hands or use the grip.
… swing it excessively when using the shoulder strap.
Plug adapter
• If there is dust or dirt on the AC Adapter, wipe it clean
before using.
General Battery Precautions
Please make note of the following rules for battery use. When
misused, the batteries can leak or explode.
1) Do not use any different size of batteries from those
specified.
2) Be sure to insert batteries in the correct direction.
3) Do not use Generic non-JVC batteries. Using generic nonJVC batteries can cause serious damage to the camera’s
internal battery charging circuits.
4) Do not expose the batteries to excessive heat as they can
leak or explode.
5) Do not dispose of the batteries in a fire.
6) Remove the batteries from the unit if it is to be stored for an
extended period to avoid battery leakage which can cause
malfunctions.
Battery Packs
The battery packs are nickel-cadmium or
nickel metal-hydride batteries. Before using
the supplied battery pack or an optional
battery pack, be sure to read the following
cautions:
1) To avoid hazard…
… do not burn.
… do not short-circuit the terminals.
… do not modify or disassemble.
… use only specified chargers.
2) To prevent damage and prolong Terminals
service life…
… do not subject to unnecessary shock.
… avoid repeated charging without fully discharging.
… charge in an environment where temperatures are within
the tolerances shown in the chart below. This is a chemical
reaction type battery—cooler temperatures impede
chemical reaction, while warmer temperatures can prevent
complete charging.
… store in a cool, dry place. Extended exposure to high
temperatures will increase natural discharge and shorten
service life.
… fully charged and then fully discharged the battery every 6
months when storing it over a long period of time.
… remove from charger or powered unit when not in use.
• It is normal for the battery pack to be warm after charging,
or after use.
Temperature Range Specifications
Charging.................................. 10°C to 35°C (50°F to 95°F)
Operation ................................ 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage.................................. –10°C to 30°C (14°F to 86°F)
• Recharging time is based on room temperature of 20°C
(68°F).
• The lower the temperature, the longer recharging takes.
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LCD Monitor
1) To prevent damage to the LCD monitor, DO
NOT…
… push it strongly or apply any shocks.
… place the camcorder with the LCD monitor on the
bottom.
2) To prolong service life…
… avoid rubbing it with coarse cloth.
3) Beware of the following phenomena for LCD
monitor use. These are not malfunctions:
• While using the camcorder, the surface around
the LCD monitor and/or the back of the LCD
monitor may heat up.
• If you leave power on for a long time, the surface
around the LCD monitor becomes hot.
For Your Maintenance
1) After Use
1 Turn off the camcorder.
2 Open the LCD monitor to an angle of over 60
degrees.
Press EJECT for approximately 2 seconds to
open the cassette holder, then remove the
cassette.
3 Close and lock the cassette holder by
pressing the Close button.
4 Close and lock the LCD monitor.
5 Slide BATTERY RELEASE to remove the
battery pack.
6 Attach the provided lens cap to the
camcorder’s lens.
2) Cleaning The Camcorder
1 Gently wipe the exterior with a soft cloth, with
diluted mild soap, wipe off heavy dirt, then
wipe again with a dry cloth.
2 Wipe the LCD monitor gently with a soft cloth.
Be careful not to damage the monitor. Close
the LCD monitor.
•
•
•
•
3 Blow the lens with a blower brush, then wipe it
gently with lens cleaning paper.
4 Remove dust from the viewfinder using a
blower brush.
Avoid using strong cleaning agents such as
benzine or alcohol.
Cleaning should be done only after the batter y
pack has been removed or other power units
have been disconnected.
Mold may form if the lens is left dirty.
When using a cleaner or chemically treated cloth,
refer to the cautions that came with it.
This device complies with Part 15 of FCC
Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must accept
any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired
operation.
Changes or modifications not approved by JVC
could void the user’s authority to operate the
equipment. This equipment has been tested
and found to comply with the limits for a Class
B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed and
used in accordance with the instructions, may
cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined
by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by
one or more of the following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a
circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/
TV technician for help.
About moisture condensation…
• You may have observed that pouring a cold
liquid into a glass will cause drops of water
to form on the glass outer surface. This
same phenomenon occurs on the head
drum of a camcorder when it is moved from
a cool place to a warm place, after heating a
cold room, under extremely humid
conditions or in a place directly subjected to
the cool air from an air conditioner.
• Moisture on the head drum can cause
severe damage to the video tape, and can
lead to internal damage to the camcorder
itself.
Serious malfunctioning
If malfunctioning occurs, stop using the unit
immediately and consult your local JVC dealer.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Pickup
Lens
Camcorder
General
Format
Power source
: VHS NTSC standard
: DC 11 V
(Using AC
Adapter)
DC 6 V
(Using battery
pack)
Power consumption
Viewfinder on : 3.5 W
LCD monitor on : 4.3 W
Filter diameter
Viewfinder
White balance
adjustment
LCD monitor
Signal system
: NTSC-type
Video recording system
Luminance
: FM recording
Colour
: Converted sub-carrier
direct recording
Conforms to VHS standard
Cassette
:
cassette
Tape speed
SP
: 33.35 mm/sec. (1-5/16 ips)
EP
: 11.12 mm/sec. (7/16 ips)
Recording time (max.)
SP
: 40 minutes
EP
: 120 minutes
(with TC-40 cassette)
Operating
temperature
: 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Operating humidity : 35% to 80%
Storage temperature : –20°C to 50°C (-4°F to 122°F)
Weight
: Approx. 770 g (1.7 Ibs.)
Dimensions
: 81 mm x 125 mm x 216 mm
(W x H x D)
(3-1/4" x 4-15/16" x 8-9/16")
(with the LCD monitor closed
and with the viewfinder fully
tilted downward)
Speaker
Connectors
Video
Audio
: 1/6" format CCD
: F1.8, f = 2.2 mm to 44 mm,
20:1 power zoom lens with
auto iris and macro control
: ø 30.5 mm
: Electronic viewfinder with
0.16" black/white LCD
: Auto/Manual adjustment
: 2.50" diagonally measured,
LCD panel/TFT active matrix
system
: Monaural
: 1 V (p-p), 75 Ω unbalanced,
analog output (via Video
output connector)
: 300 mV (rms), 1 kΩ, analog
output (via Audio output
connector)
AC Adapter
Power requirement:
USA and Canada : AC120V - 60V ~
Other Countries : AC110V - 240V ~
50/60Hz
Output
: DC 11 V
,1A
Specifications shown are for SP mode unless otherwise indicated. E & O.E. Design and specifications
subject to change without notice.
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ESPAÑOL — ALIMENTACIÓN
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Uso de La Batería
ESPAÑOL — ALIMENTACIÓN
Efectúe el paso 1) de “Carga de La Batería”.
Tiempo de grabación aproximado (unidad: min)
Enganche.
Batería
Empuje.
Conmutador de
alimentación
Conmutador BATTERY
RELEASE
Batería
Monitor LCD
conectado
BN-V10U
100
80
BN-V12U
(opcional)
105
85
BN-V20U
(opcional)
170
140
BN-V400U
(opcional)
400
330
Uso de La Alimentación De Ca
A la toma de
corriente alterna
Conecte el adaptador de CA en la cámara de
video ( pasos 2) de “Carga de La Batería”).
• El adaptador de CA suministrado presenta
una selección automática de voltaje con
límites de CA de 110V a 240V.
Al jack de
entrada
de CC
(DC IN)
Adaptador de CA
Carga de La Bateria
ATENCIÓN:
1) Asegúrese de que la batería esté colocada en la
cámara de video. Enganche el extremo a la
cámara de video y presione la batería hacia el
interior hasta que quede bloqueada en su lugar.
• Si la batería está colocada en la posición
equivocada, puede ocurrir un fallo.
2) Ajuste el conmutador de alimentación # en
“OFF” mientras presiona el botón de bloqueo
" localizado en el conmutador. Conecte el
adaptador de alimentación CA al jack de
entrada de CC (DC IN) 9.
3) Enchufe el adaptador de alimentación CA en
una toma de corriente alterna. La lámpara
indicadora CHARGE $ de la cámara de video
parpadeará para indicar que la carga se ha
iniciado.
4) Cuando el indicador luminoso CHARGE $
parpadea y se apaga, se ha completado la
carga. Desenchufe el adaptador de alimentación CA de la toma de corriente alterna.
Desconecte el adaptador de alimentación CA
de la cámara de video.
Antes de retirar la fuente de alimentación,
asegúrese que la alimentación de la cámara de
video esté desactivada. De lo contrario puede
ocurrir un fallo en la cámara de video.
REFRESCO:
Asegúrese de descargar completamente una
batería antes de recargarla, de lo contrario, el
desempeño de la batería será reducido.
1) Ejecute los pasos de 1) hasta 3) de “Carga de
La Batería”.
2) Presione REFRESH ! durante más de 4
segundos. La lámpara CHARGE $ destellará
para indicar que la descarga se ha iniciado.
3) Cuando finalice la descarga, la carga será
iniciada automáticamente y la lámpara
CHARGE $empieza a destellar.
ALMACENAMIENTO DE LAS PILAS:
Antes de almacenar los paquetes de pilas por un
largo período de tiempo, asegurarse de
descargarlos completamente tomando las
siguientes medidas para no reducir el
rendimiento de la pilas.
1) Coloque la pila en la videocámara sin ningún
cassette insertado.
2) Ajuste el conmutador de alimentación # en
“ ” o “ ” mientras presiona el botón de
bloqueo " localizado en el conmutador.
Para la extracción de la batería…
… deslice BATTERY RELEASE 8 y extraiga la
batería.
Batería
BN-V10U
BN-V12U (opcional)
BN-V20U (opcional)
BN-V400U (opcional)
Visor
conectado
Tiempo de carga
approx. 1 hr. 30 min.
approx. 1 hr. 40 min.
approx. 2 hrs. 40 min.
approx. 5 hrs. 10 min.
Los tiempos de carga son para una batería
completamente descargada.
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• Durante la carga o descarga, la cámara de
video no puede ser operada.
• No es posible efectuar la carga o descarga si
se utiliza un tipo de batería equivocado.
• Cuando efectúe la carga de la batería por
primera vez o después de un largo periodo de
almacenamiento, la lámpara CHARGE $
puede no se encender. Retire la batería de la
cámara de video, luego intente la carga
nuevamente.
• Si el tiempo de funcionamiento de una batería
completamente cargada es extremadamente
corta, la batería puede estar estropeada.
Adquiera una nueva batería.
• Efectúe la carga en lugares donde la
temperatura sea entre 10°C y 35°C. La gama
de temperatura ideal para efectuar la carga es
de 20°C a 25°C. Si el ambiente es muy frío, la
carga puede resultar incompleta.
• El tiempo de carga varía de acuerdo con la
temperatura ambiente y el estado de la
batería.
• Ya que el adaptador de CA procesa
electricidad internamente, el mismo se
calentará durante el uso. Asegúrese de
utilizarlo sólo en áreas bien ventiladas.
• Utilizando el adaptador de alimentación/
cargador de CA AA-V15, es posible cargar la
batería BN-V10U/V12U/V20U/V400U sin la
cámara de video. Sin embargo, no es posible
utilizarlo como un adaptador de CA.
• Para evitar interferencias en la recepción, no
utilice el adaptador de CA cerca de una radio.
• El tiempo de grabación es significativamente
reducido cuando el modo de zoom o el modo
de espera de grabación es activado
repetidamente o el monitor LCD es utilizado
repetidamente.
• Antes del uso prolongado, se recomienda que
prepare suficiente batería para cubrir 3 vezes
el tiempo de filmación planeado.
ESPAÑOL — GUIA PARA OPERACIÓN RAPIDA
Si la unidad comienza a funcionar mal, deje de usarla
inmediatamente y consulte a su concesionario local de
JVC.
Colocación/Extracción de un cassette
1) Abra completamente el monitor LCD y
manténgalo alineado verticalmente con la
cámara (no lo incline de un lado). La prensa
EJECT ( por más de 2 segundos hasta que
el sostenedor de cassette se abre. No aplique
fuerza para abrirlo.
2) Inserte o retire un cassette. Cuando lo inserte,
asegúrese de que la etiqueta esté hacia fuera.
3) Presione el botón de cierre ~ para cerrar el
compartimiento de cassette hasta que se
trabe. Cierre el monitor LCD.
• Cerrar el monitor LCD mientras que el
compartimiento de cassette todavia está
abierto puede causar daños en el monitor
LCD.
• Asegúrese que la lengüeta de protección
contra borrado esté en la posición que permite
la grabación. De lo contrario, deslice la
lengüeta. Algunos cassettes tienen lengüetas
extraíbles. Si la lengüeta ha sido extraída,
cubra el orificio con cinta adhesiva.
• El compartimiento de cassette no puede ser
abierto mientras la cámara de video está en el
modo de grabación o desconectada de la
fuente de alimentación.
Compartimiento
de cassette
(
Rueda dentada
~
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Girar para
Lengüeta de protección eliminar la
distensión.
contra borrado
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GRABACIÓN
REPRODUCCIÓN
1) Retire el cubreobjetivo. Ajuste el conmutador
de alimentación # en “ ” o “ ” mientras
presiona el botón de bloqueo " localizado en
el conmutador.
Filmación utilizando el visor: Asegúrese que
el monitor LCD esté cerrado y bloqueado.
Filmación utilizando el monitor LCD:
Asegúrese que el monitor LCD esté
completamente abierto.
La cámara de video ingresa al modo de
Espera de grabación y PAUSE V es
mostrado.
• El visor y el monitor LCD no pueden ser
utilizados
simultáneamente
en
esta
videocámara. Por lo tanto, cuando abra el
monitor LCD y lo incline hacia arriba hasta
180°, no será posible visualizar ninguna
imagen en el visor, sin embargo, podrá
filmarse a sí mismo mientras visualiza su
propia imagen en el monitor LCD.
2) Presione el botón de inicio/parada de
= aparece mientras la
grabación !.
grabación está en progreso.
• Para interrumpir la grabación, presione el
botón de inicio/parada de grabación !. La
cámara de video reingresa al modo de espera
de grabación.
Para ajustar el brillo del monitor LCD:
Cuando el conmutador de alimentación #
está ajustado en “ ”, ajuste “LCD BRIGHT”
en SYSTEM MENU ( pág. 14).
1) Cargue una cinta.
2) Ajuste el conmutador de alimentación # en
“PLAY” mientras presiona el botón de bloqueo
" localizado en el conmutador. Para iniciar la
reproducción, presione 6 $.
Para interrumpir momentáneamente
(reproducción de imágenes fijas), presione
6 &. Para interrumpir la reproducción,
presione 7 (. Presione 1 ) para
rebobinar, ¡ ( para avanzar rápido la
cinta. La búsqueda de imagen a alta velocidad
(Búsqueda rápida) es posible al presionar 1
) o ¡ % durante la reproducción
(manteniendo presionado 1 ) o ¡ %
durante la reproducción continuará la
búsqueda hasta que sea liberado).
Durante la reproducción, el mantener
presionado 1 ) o ¡ % continua la
búsqueda hasta que deje de presionar el
botón.
Para GRABACIÓN DE VÍDEO/
REPRODUCCION DE VÍDEO
• La cámara de video se desactiva
automáticamente después de 5 minutos en el
modo de espera de grabación o modo de
parada. Para activarla otra vez, ajuste el
conmutador de alimentación # en OFF, luego
en “ ”, “ ” o “PLAY”.
• Cuando el conmutador de alimentación #
esté ajustado en “ ”, “ ” o “PLAY” y el
monitor LCD está abierto en un ángulo de 60
grados o más, el monitor LCD se enciende y el
visor se apaga automáticamente para ahorrar
energía.
• La imagen reproducida puede ser visualizada
en el visor (con el monitor LCD apagado), en
el monitor LCD o en un TV conectado ( pág.
11, “Connections To A TV/VCR”).
• Para controlar el volumen de los altavoces 6,
gire MENU 1 hacia “+” para aumentar o hacia
“–” para disminuir. Mientras filme, el sonido no
será escuchado desde los altavoces.
#
"
!
O simplemente reproduzca la cinta en un
VCR de VHS utilizando el adaptador de
cassette.
pág. 12
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TERMS
A
P
AC Adapter ................................................... pg. 7
Animation Recording .................................. pg. 15
Auto Date Record ....................................... pg. 15
Auto/Manual Focus ..................................... pg. 10
Auto Shut Off ................................................ pg. 9
Picture Stabilizer ........................................ pg. 14
Playback ....................................................... pg. 9
Program AE with Special Effects................ pg. 13
Provided Accessories................................... pg. 2
Q
B
Quick Review.............................................. pg. 10
Backlight Compensation ............................. pg. 10
Battery Pack............................................ pg. 7, 17
Brighten/Darken The Image........................ pg. 13
Brighten/Darken The LCD Monitor.......... pg. 9, 14
R
Recording ..................................................... pg. 9
Recording Mode ......................................... pg. 13
Retake ........................................................ pg. 10
Rewind The Tape .......................................... pg. 9
C
Cassette Adapter ........................................ pg. 12
Charging The Battery Pack ........................... pg. 7
Clean The Camcorder................................. pg. 18
Connection To a VCR/ TV ........................... pg. 11
Counter Memory ......................................... pg. 15
S
Shoulder Strap Attachment .......................... pg. 9
Specifications ............................................. pg. 19
Super LoLux (S. LX) ................................... pg. 14
T
D
Tape Counter .............................................. pg. 15
Tape Dubbing ............................................. pg. 11
Tape Length Setting ................................... pg. 14
Tele Macro .................................................. pg. 14
Time Base Corrector .................................. pg. 11
Time-Lapse Shooting ................................. pg. 15
Tracking ...................................................... pg. 10
Date/ Time Display...................................... pg. 15
Date/ Time Settings ...................................... pg. 8
Demonstration Mode .............................. pg. 1, 15
Digital Effects .............................................. pg. 13
Digital Zoom................................................ pg. 14
Diopter Adjustment ....................................... pg. 8
V
E
Viewfinder Adjustment.................................. pg. 8
Erase Protection ........................................... pg. 9
Exposure Control ........................................ pg. 13
W
White Balance Adjustment ......................... pg. 14
Wide Mode ................................................. pg. 14
F
Fade/Wipe-In/Out........................................ pg. 13
Fast-Forward Tape ........................................ pg. 9
5-Second Recording Mode ......................... pg. 10
Z
Zooming ..................................................... pg. 10
G
Grip Adjustment ............................................ pg. 8
I
Instant Titles................................................ pg. 14
L
LCD Monitor/ Viewfinder, Indications ........ pg. 5, 6
Load/Unload A Tape ..................................... pg. 9
M
Menu Screen ...................................... pg. 12 – 15
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TERMS
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