Specifications | CyberPower Systems 649532015856 Power Supply User Manual

ENGLISH
COMPACT
VHS CAMCORDER
GR-SXM91A
GR-SXM81A
GR-SXM71A
GR-SXM61A
GR-SX51A
GR-SXM92ED
GR-SXM82ED
GR-SXM75ED
GR-SXM72ED
GR-SXM62ED
GR-SX52ED
CONTENTS
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
MAJOR FEATURES
PROVIDED ACCESSORIES
GETTING STARTED
RECORDING
4
5
6 – 15
16 – 32
Basic Recording .......................... 16
Basic Features ........................... 18
Advanced Features ...................... 22
PLAYBACK
33 – 37
Basic Playback ........................... 33
Features .................................. 34
Using The Cassette Adapter ........... 35
Connections ............................... 36
USING THE REMOTE
CONTROL UNIT
38 – 48
Playback Zoom .......................... 41
Insert Editing ............................. 42
Audio Dubbing ........................... 43
Random Assemble Editing .............. 44
Animation And Time-Lapse ............. 48
CAUTIONS
49 – 51
TROUBLESHOOTING
52 – 53
INDEX
54 – 57
Controls, Connectors And
Indicators ............................... 54
Indications ................................ 56
SPECIFICATIONS
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INSTRUCTIONS
2–3
58 – 59
VHS
PAL
LYT0569-001A
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EN
Dear Customer,
Thank you for purchasing the JVC Compact VHS camcorder. Before use, please read the safety information
and precautions contained in the following pages to ensure safe use of this product.
Using This Instruction Manual
•All major sections and subsections are listed in the Table Of Contents on the cover.
•Notes appear after most subsections. Be sure to read these as well.
•Basic and advanced features/operation are separated for easier reference.
It is recommended that you . . .
.... refer to the Index (墌 pgs. 54 – 57) and familiarize yourself with button locations, etc. before use.
.... read thoroughly the Safety Precautions. They contain extremely important information regarding the safe
use of this product.
You are recommended to carefully read the cautions on pages 49 – 51 before use.
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
WARNING:
TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS
UNIT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
Caution on Replaceable lithium battery
The battery used in this device may present a fire or chemical burn hazard if mistreated.
Do not recharge, disassemble, heat above 100°C or incinerate.
Replace battery with Panasonic (Matsushita Electric), Sanyo, Sony or Maxell CR2025.
Danger of explosion or Risk of fire if the battery is incorrectly replaced.
䡲 Dispose of used battery promptly.
䡲 Keep away from children.
䡲 Do not disassemble and do not dispose of in fire.
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Cassettes marked “
” and “
” can be used with this camcorder.
However, S-VHS recordings are possible only with cassettes marked “
”.
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CAUTIONS:
䡲 If you notice smoke or a peculiar smell coming from the camcorder or AC adapter/charger, shut it down
and unplug it immediately. Continue using the camcorder or AC adapter/charger under these conditions
could lead to fire or electric shock. Contact your JVC dealer. Do not attempt to repair the malfunction
yourself.
䡲 To prevent shock, do not open the cabinet. No user serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing to qualified
personnel.
䡲 When you are not using the AC Power Adapter/Charger for a long period of time, it is recommended that
you disconnect the power cord from AC outlet.
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 Power Adapter/Charger are on its bottom.
This camcorder is designed to be used with PAL-type colour television signals. It cannot be used for
playback with a television of a different standard. However, live recording and LCD monitor*/viewfinder
playback are possible anywhere. Use the BN-V11U/V12U/V20U battery packs and, to recharge them, the
provided multi-voltage AC Power Adapter/Charger. (An appropriate conversion adapter may be necessary
to accommodate different designs of AC outlets in different countries.)
*GR-SXM91A/SXM81A/SXM71A/SXM61A/SXM92ED/SXM82ED/SXM75ED/SXM72ED/SXM62ED only.
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 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. 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 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.)
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MAJOR FEATURES
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Integrated Auto Light
(墌 pg. 20)
Picture Stabiliser (墌 pg. 18)
Programme AE with Special
Effects (墌 pg. 23)
䡲 Electronic Fog Filter
䡲 ND Effect
䡲 Sepia
䡲 Twilight
䡲 Sports
䡲 Nega/Posi
䡲 1/2000 sec. High Speed Shutter
Digital Hyper Zoom
(墌 pg. 18)
Zoom in
Super VHS-ET (墌 pg. 12)
Zoom out
TBC (Time Base Corrector)
(墌 pg. 34)
NOTES about Automatic Demonstration
Automatic Demonstration takes place when “DEMO MODE” is set to “ON”
(factory-preset).
䡲 Available when the Power Switch is set to “AUTO” or “PRO.”.
䡲 Operating the Power Zoom Lever during the demonstration stops
the demonstration temporarily. If the Power Zoom Lever is not
moved for more than 1 minute after that, the demonstration will
resume.
䡲 “DEMO MODE” remains “ON” even if the camcorder power is
turned off.
䡲 To cancel Automatic Demonstration, set the Power Switch to
“PRO.” and press MENU while the demo is in progress. This
takes you directly to the demo mode’s Setting Menu (so you will
not have to go through the main Menu Screen.) Rotate the Select
Wheel to select “OFF” and press it.
DEMO MODE
OF F
ON
EX I T
Setting Menu
NOTE:
When a tape whose Erase Protection tab is in the position that allows recording is loaded in the
camcorder, demonstration is not available.
PROVIDED ACCESSORIES
•AC Power
Adapter/Charger
AA-V16ED
•Remote Control Unit
RM-V715U
(GR-SXM71A/SXM61A/
SXM75ED/SXM72ED/
SXM62ED only)
•Core Filter x 2 (for
provided Audio/Video
Cable and S-Video Cable)
•Battery Pack
BN-V11U
•S-Video Cable
•DC Cord
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•Cassette Adapter
C-P7U
•Remote Control Unit
RM-V716U
(GR-SXM91A/
SXM81A/SX51A/
SXM92ED/SXM82ED/
SX52ED only)
•R6 (AA) Battery (for
Cassetter Adapter)
•Lithium Battery
CR2025 (for
clock operation)
•Audio/Video
(A/V) Cable
•Shoulder Strap
5
•R03 (AAA) Battery
x 2 (for Remote
Control Unit)
•Editing Cable
(GR-SXM91A/
SXM81A/SX51A/
SXM92ED/
SXM82ED/
SX52ED only)
How to Attach The Core Filter
Attach the provided Core Filters to the provided Audio/Video cable and S-video cable.
The Core Filter reduces interference.
1
2
5 cm
3
Stopper
1. Release the
stoppers on
both ends of
the Core Filter.
2. Run the cable through the Core Filter, leaving
approx. 5 cm of cable between the cable plug and
the Core Filter. Wind the cable around the outside
of the Core Filter as shown in the illustration.
•Wind the cable so that it is not slack.
NOTE:
Take care not to damage the cable.
3. Close the Core Filter until it
clicks shut.
Connect the end of the
cable with the Core Filter to
the camcorder.
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GETTING STARTED
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Power
Battery pack BN-V11U,
BN-V12U or BN-V20U
Marks
To AC outlet
This camcorder’s 3-way power supply system lets you
choose the most appropriate source of power. Do not use
provided power supply units with other equipment.
CHARGING THE BATTERY PACK
CHARGE
indicator
AC Power
Adapter/
Charger
DC OUT connector
Battery pack
Charging time
BN-V11U
approx. 1 hr. 10 min.
BN-V12U (optional)
approx. 1 hr. 10 min.
BN-V20U (optional)
approx. 1 hr. 50 min.
Charge marker
ATTENTION:
Charging a battery with some charge
remaining reduces that battery’s capacity.
Perform the procedure below to fully
discharge the battery pack before
recharging.
1. Attach the battery pack to the camcorder
and make sure a cassette is not inserted,
then set the Power Switch to ”AUTO” or
”PRO.”.
2. The camcorder power turns off
automatically when discharging is
complete.
When you are not using a battery pack for
a long period of time, be sure to fully
discharge it before storing because leaving
a battery with some charge left over also
reduces performance.
1
Make sure you unplug the camcorder’s DC cord from
the AC Power Adapter/Charger. Plug the AC Adapter/
Charger’s power cord into an AC outlet.
2
Align the marks and slide the battery pack in the
direction of the arrow until it locks in place. The
CHARGE indicator begins blinking to indicate
charging has started.
3
When the CHARGE indicator stops blinking but stays
lit, charging is finished. Slide the battery in the
opposite direction of the arrow and lift off. Remember
to unplug the AC Adapter/Charger’s power cord from
the AC outlet.
Charge Marker
A charge marker is provided on the battery pack to help
you remember whether it has been charged or not. Two
colours are provided (red and black)—you choose which
one means charged and which means discharged.
NOTES:
● Perform charging where the temperature is between
10°C and 35°C. 20°C to 25°C is the ideal temperature
range for charging. If the environment is too cold,
charging may be incomplete.
● Charging times noted above are for a fully discharged
battery pack.
● Charging time varies according to the ambient
temperature and the status of the battery pack.
● To avoid interference with reception, do not use the AC
Power Adapter/Charger near a radio.
● If you connect the camcorder’s DC cord to the adapter
during battery charging, power is supplied to the
camcorder and charging stops.
● Since the AC Power Adapter/Charger processes
electricity internally, it becomes warm during use. Be
sure to use it only in well-ventilated areas.
● When charging the battery pack for the first time or after
a long storage period, the CHARGE indicator may not
light. In this case, remove the battery pack from the AC
Power Adapter/Charger, then try charging again.
● If the battery operation time remains extremely short
even after having been fully charged, the battery is worn
out and needs to be replaced. Please purchase a new
one.
● Remember to set the charge marker after charging a
battery pack or after detaching a discharged one from
your camcorder.
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USING THE BATTERY PACK
A Hook on.
Hook its end to the camcorder
and push the battery
pack in until it locks in place .
•If the battery pack is attached in the wrong position, a
malfunction may occur.
B Push in.
To Detach The Battery Pack . . .
.... slide BATTERY RELEASE and pull out the battery pack.
Approximate recording time (unit: min.)
Battery
pack
LCD monitor
off/Viewfinder
on
1
BATTERY RELEASE Switch
BN-V11U
ATTENTION:
Before detaching the power source,
make sure that the camcorder’s power
is turned off. Failure to do so can result
in a camcorder malfunction.
90
(50)
BN-V12U
90
(optional)
(50)
BN-V20U 145
(optional)
(80)
BN-V856U 590
(optional) (340)
LCD monitor
on/Viewfinder off
LCD monitor
on/Viewfinder
on
2
3
1 2
1
2
90
(45)
90
(45)
140
(80)
570
(330)
100
(50)
100
(50)
165
(90)
650
(360)
80
(45)
80
(45)
130
(75)
520
(310)
75
(40)
75
(40)
120
(70)
470
(290)
70
(40)
70
(40)
115
(70)
460
(290)
1 When using GR-SXM91A/SXM81A/SXM92ED/SXM82ED/
SXM75ED
INFORMATION:
VU-V856KIT is a set composed of the
BN-V856U battery pack and AA-V80EG AC
Power Adapter/Charger.
Read the VU-V856KIT’s instruction manuals
before using.
It is impossible to charge the BN-V856U battery
pack using the provided AC Power Adapter/
Charger. Use the optional AA-V80EG AC Power
Adapter/Charger.
To DC IN
connector
To DC OUT
connector
Core
filter
To AC
outlet
AC Power
Adapter/
Charger
DC Cord
2 When using GR-SXM71A/SXM61A/SXM72ED/SXM62ED
3 When using GR-SX51A/SX52ED
( ) : when the video light is on.
NOTES:
● Recording time is reduced significantly under the
following conditions:
• Zoom or Record-Standby mode is engaged repeatedly.
• The LCD monitor is used repeatedly (GR-SXM91A/
SXM81A/SXM71A/SXM61A/SXM92ED/SXM82ED/
SXM75ED/SXM72ED/SXM62ED only).
● Before extended use, it is recommended that you
prepare enough battery packs to cover 3 times the
planned shooting time.
USING AC POWER
Use the AC Power Adapter/Charger (connect as shown in
the illustration).
NOTES:
● The provided AC Power Adapter/Charger features
automatic voltage selection in the AC range from 110 V
to 240 V.
● For other notes, 墌 pg. 6.
USING A CAR BATTERY
To car’s cigarette
lighter socket
Car Battery
Charger/Adapter
BH-V3E (optional)
Use the optional Car Battery Charger/Adapter (connect as
shown in the illustration).
NOTES:
● When using the car battery, leave the engine idling.
● The optional Car Battery Charger (BH-V3E) can also be
used to charge the battery pack (except BN-V20U/V856U).
● When using the optional Car Battery Charger, refer to the
respective instruction booklet.
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GETTING STARTED (cont.)
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Slot
Clock (Lithium) Battery Insertion/Removal
This battery is necessary for clock operation and to
perform date/time settings.
Battery holder
1
Switch off the unit’s power and remove the power
supply unit (battery pack, AC Power Adapter/Battery
Charger, etc.).
2
3
4
Pull out the battery holder to remove it from the
camcorder.
Insert the battery in the holder, and be sure to have
the “+” mark visible.
Slide the holder back into the slot until you hear a
click.
NOTES:
● See “SAFETY PRECAUTIONS” ( 墌 pg. 2) for information
on safe handling of lithium batteries.
● To avoid losing the battery and/or battery holder, place
the camcorder with the grip side up as shown in the
illustration when inserting/removing the battery.
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Date/Time Settings
Select Wheel
1
2
3
Set the Power Switch to “PRO.”. The power lamp
comes on.
4
To set “YEAR”, “MONTH” or “DAY”, rotate the Select
Wheel to move the highlight bar to the desired item,
and press it. When the setting begins blinking, rotate
the Select Wheel until the correct setting appears and
then press it. The setting stops blinking.
Repeat for other date settings.
5
Rotate the Select Wheel to move the highlight bar to
“TIME” and then press it. When the hour setting
begins blinking, rotate the Select Wheel until the
correct setting appears and then press it. When the
hour setting stops blinking and the minute setting
begins blinking, rotate the Select Wheel until the
correct setting appears and then press it. The minute
setting stops blinking.
6
When none of these settings (“YEAR”, “MONTH”,
“DAY”, “TIME”) blinks, rotate the Select Wheel to
move the highlight bar to “EXIT”, and press it. The
Menu Screen reappears with the highlight bar on
“RETURN”.
7
Press the Select Wheel to close the Menu Screen.
Power Switch
MENU Button
Display
4N E X T
D . Z OOM
T E L E MACRO
T A P E L E NG TH
4BACK
R E C T I ME
I N T . T I ME
T I T L E L ANG .
DA T E / T I ME
J L I P I D NO .
D EMO MOD E
Menu Screen 1
ON
OF F
ON
T30
Menu Screen 2
OF F
OF F
E NG L I SH
06
OF F
4R E T URN
DATE / T I ME
Y E AR
MON T H
DA Y
T I ME
DATE/TIME Menu
2000
6
28
20 : 20
24-hour indication
EX I T
4BACK
R E C T I ME
I N T . T I ME
T I T L E L ANG .
DA T E / T I ME
J L I P I D NO .
D EMO MOD E
4R E T URN
OF F
OF F
E NG L I SH
06
OF F
Press MENU. The Menu Screen appears.
Rotate the Select Wheel to move the highlight bar to
“NEXT” in Menu Screen 1 and press it to display
Menu Screen 2. Then, rotate it to move the highlight
bar to “DATE/TIME” and press it. The DATE/TIME
Menu appears.
•To return to the previous settings, rotate the Select
Wheel to move the highlight bar to “EXIT” and
press it, then go to step 7.
•To set only the time without changing the date, go
to step 5.
NOTE:
To display the date and time in the camcorder’s display
and on a connected TV, see “Date/Time Insert”
( 墌 pg. 27).
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GETTING STARTED (cont.)
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Recording Mode Setting
Set depending on your preference.
1
Select Wheel
Power Switch
MENU Button
SP/LP Recording
Mode Button
T30
Tape length indicator
Recording mode
indicator
Display
T E L E MACRO
OF F
T A P E L E NG TH
T30
Menu Screen
4R E TURN
TAPE LENGTH
T30
T45
T50
T60
EX I T
T E L E MACRO
OF F
T A P E L E NG TH
T45
4R E TURN
NOTES:
● If the recording mode is switched during recording, the
playback picture will be blurred at the switching point.
● S-VHS/S-VHS ET recording is not possible when the
recording mode is set to “LP” (墌 pg. 12, 26).
Tape Length Setting
Viewfinder
SP
Set the Power Switch to “AUTO” or “PRO.”. Press
SP/LP for more than 1 second. “SP” (Standard Play)
provides higher picture and sound quality and is
better for dubbing, while “LP” (Long Play) is more
economical, providing twice the recording time.
Set the tape length according to the length of the tape
used.
1
2
Set the Power Switch to “PRO.”, then press MENU.
3
Rotate the Select Wheel to move the highlight bar to
the correct tape length setting. T30=30 minutes of
recording time, T45=45 minutes, T50=50 minutes
and T60=60 minutes.
•To return to the previous setting, rotate the Select
Wheel to move the highlight bar to “EXIT”.
4
Press the Select Wheel. The Menu Screen reappears
with the highlight bar on “RETURN”. Press the Select
Wheel again to close the Menu Screen.
TAPE LENGTH
Setting Menu
Rotate the Select Wheel to move the highlight bar to
“TAPE LENGTH”, then press it. The TAPE LENGTH
Setting Menu appears.
NOTE:
The tape remaining time ( 墌 pg. 16) displayed in the
viewfinder is correct only if the correct tape length has
been selected.
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Cassette holder
Close Button
EJECT Switch
Cassette holder
Close Button
EJECT Switch
Turn to take
up slack.
Erase Protection tab
Gear
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Loading/Unloading A Cassette
1
Open the LCD monitor fully (GR-SXM91A/SXM81A/
SXM71A/SXM61A/SXM92ED/SXM82ED/SXM75ED/
SXM72ED/SXM62ED only).
2
3
4
5
Slide EJECT until the cassette holder opens. Do not
use force to open.
Insert or remove a cassette. When inserting, make
sure the label is facing outward.
Press the Close button to close the cassette holder
until it locks into place.
Close the LCD monitor (GR-SXM91A/SXM81A/
SXM71A/SXM61A/SXM92ED/SXM82ED/SXM75ED/
SXM72ED/SXM62ED only).
NOTES:
● Closing the LCD monitor while the cassette holder is still
open may cause damage to the LCD monitor
(GR-SXM91A/SXM81A/SXM71A/SXM61A/SXM92ED/
SXM82ED/SXM75ED/SXM72ED/SXM62ED only).
● The cassette holder can’t be opened unless a power
supply is attached.
● Make sure that the tape is not slack when loading the
cassette. If there is any slack, turn the gear on the
cassette in the direction of the arrow to take up the
slack.
● Make sure the Erase Protection tab is in the position that
allows recording. If not, slide the tab. Some cassettes
have removable tabs. If the tab has been removed, cover
the hole with adhesive tape.
● The cassette holder cannot be opened while the
camcorder is in the record mode.
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GETTING STARTED (cont.)
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Recording Format Setting
Set the recording format according to the format of the
tape used or type of recording you wish to perform.
NOTE:
Before performing the following steps, make sure that the
recording mode is set to “SP” (墌 pg. 10).
Select Wheel
Power Switch
1
2
Set the Power Switch to “PRO.”. Press MENU.
3
Rotate the Select Wheel to set to either of the
parameters, then press it. Press the Select Wheel
again. The Menu Screen reappears with the highlight
bar on “RETURN”.
In the S-VHS ET Setting Menu,
ON : Records with S-VHS picture quality on a VHS
cassette (factory-preset). This is called Super
VHS ET (Expansion Technology).
OFF : Records in VHS.
In the S-VHS Setting Menu,
ON : Records in S-VHS on an S-VHS cassette
(factory-preset).
OFF : Records in VHS on an S-VHS cassette.
4
Press the Select Wheel to close the Menu Screen.
•When the S-VHS ET mode is engaged, “S-ET” is
displayed.
•During S-VHS record mode, “S” is displayed.
•When S-VHS ET or S-VHS recording starts, “S-VHS
REC.” is displayed for approx. 3 seconds.
MENU Button
Display: when a VHS cassette is loaded.
4N E X T
D . Z OOM
T E L E MACRO
S – VHS E T
T A P E L E NG TH
Menu Screen
ON
OF F
OF F
T30
When an S-VHS
cassette is loaded:
S-VHS
4R E T URN
S – VHS ET
Setting Menu
ON
OF F
EX I T
T E L E MACRO
OF F
T A P E L E NG TH
T30
4R E TURN
Normal Screen
Menu Screen
If a VHS cassette is loaded . . .
.... rotate the Select Wheel to move the highlight bar
to “S-VHS ET”, then press it. The S-VHS ET
Setting Menu appears.
If an S-VHS cassette is loaded . . .
.... rotate the Select Wheel to move the highlight bar
to “S-VHS”, then press it. The S-VHS Setting
Menu appears.
NOTES:
● If a cassette is not loaded, “S-VHS” will be displayed in
the Menu Screen.
● S-VHS/S-VHS ET recording is not possible when the
recording mode is set to “LP” (墌 pg. 10).
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NOTES about S-VHS and S-VHS ET
䡲 JVC EHG (Extra High Grade) tapes are recommended for superior results.
Use S-VHS tape for storing recordings for an extended period or for recording important scenes, as it
enables higher-quality recording and playback.
— It is recommended to specifically label S-VHS ET recordings so you can easily distinguish them from
regular VHS recordings.
䡲 With some tapes, better picture quality may not be obtained even with S-VHS ET recording. It is
recommended that you do test record beforehand to make sure whether better results can be obtained.
䡲 If the S-VHS ET mode or recording format is switched during recording, the playback picture will be
blurred at the switching point.
䡲 It is recommended that tapes recorded on this camcorder be played back on this camcorder.
䡲 Tapes recorded in S-VHS or S-VHS ET mode can be played back not only on this camcorder but also on
a Super VHS VCR.
— Tapes recorded in S-VHS ET mode cannot be played back on some VCRs, including some JVC VCRs.
䡲 Tapes recorded in S-VHS or S-VHS ET mode cannot be played back correctly on a normal VHS VCR.
䡲 S-VHS ET does not work with S-VHS tapes.
䡲 To avoid on-screen noise, do not perform Still Playback or Shuttle Search repeatedly.
䡲 If the picture contains a lot of jitter or noise, use a cleaning cassette.
Compatibility Between S-VHS And VHS
Recording
Blank tape
Playback
Camcorder
Recorded tape
Cassette adapter
S-VHS VCR
S-VHS-C
cassette
S-VHS/S-VHS ET
recordings
VHS-C
cassette
VHS
recordings
•The recorded format (S-VHS or
VHS) is automatically detected
when playback begins.
Regular VHS VCR
Blank tape
Camcorder
Recorded tape
Cassette adapter
•S-VHS recorded tapes cannot be
viewed on regular VHS VCRs.
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GETTING STARTED (cont.)
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Power Zoom Lever
Grip Adjustment
1
2
3
Recording
Start/Stop Button
2
180°
1
Set to “CAMERA”
(“AUTO” or “PRO.”).
PAUSE
Pass your right hand through the loop and grasp the
grip.
Adjust so that your thumb and fingers can easily
operate the Recording Start/Stop Button and Power
Zoom Lever. Refasten the Velcro strip.
Viewfinder Adjustment
1
2
3
3
Separate the Velcro strip.
Set the Power Switch to “CAMERA” (“AUTO” or
“PRO.”).
Adjust the viewfinder manually for best viewability.
Turn the Dioptre Adjustment Control until the
indications in the viewfinder are clearly focused.
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Shoulder Strap Attachment
1
Following the illustration, thread the strap through the
eyelet 1, then fold it back and thread it through the
buckle 2. Repeat the procedure to attach the other
end of the strap to the other eyelet 3, making sure
the strap is not twisted.
2
Adjust as shown in the illustration 4.
1
2
3
4
Tripod Mounting
1
Align the screw and camera direction stud on the
tripod with the camera’s mounting socket and stud
hole. Then tighten the screw.
CAUTION:
When using a tripod, be sure to open and extend
its legs fully to Stabilise the camcorder. To
prevent damage to the unit caused by falling
over, do not use a small-sized tripod.
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RECORDING Basic Recording
EN
LENS COVER Open/Close Ring
NOTE:
You should already have performed the procedures listed
below. If not, do so before continuing.
● Power ( 墌 pg. 6)
● Recording Mode Setting (墌 pg. 10)
● Tape Length Setting ( 墌 pg. 10)
● Load A Cassette ( 墌 pg. 11)
● Grip Adjustment ( 墌 pg. 14)
● Viewfinder Adjustment ( 墌 pg. 14)
Shooting While Watching The Viewfinder
Power Switch
Recording Start/Stop Button
1
Make sure the LCD monitor is closed and locked
(GR-SXM91A/SXM81A/SXM71A/SXM61A/SXM92ED/
SXM82ED/SXM75ED/SXM72ED/SXM62ED only).
Turn the LENS COVER Open/Close Ring to open the
lens cover. Set the Power Switch to “CAMERA”
(“AUTO” or “PRO.”). The power lamp lights and the
camcorder enters the Record-Standby mode.
“PAUSE” is displayed in the viewfinder.
2
Press the Recording Start/Stop Button. “
” appears
in the viewfinder while recording is in progress.
Tape remaining time
indicator
(Approximate)
2 5M I N
120MIN
MIN
119MIN
(Now calculating)
3MIN
0MIN
1MIN
2MIN
(Blinking)
(Blinking)
(Blinking)
Shooting While Watching The LCD Monitor
(GR-SXM91A/SXM81A/SXM71A/
SXM61A/SXM92ED/SXM82ED/
SXM75ED/SXM72ED/SXM62ED only)
90°
180°
To Stop Recording . . .
.... press the Recording Start/Stop Button. The camcorder
re-enters the Record-Standby mode.
1
Make sure the LCD monitor is fully open. Turn the
LENS COVER Open/Close Ring to open the lens
cover. Set the Power Switch to “CAMERA” (“AUTO”
or “PRO.”). The power lamp lights and the
camcorder enters the Record-Standby mode.
“PAUSE” is displayed in the LCD monitor.
2
Tilt the LCD monitor upward/downward for best
viewability and press the Recording Start/Stop Button.
“
” appears in the LCD monitor while recording is
in progress.
Select Wheel (BRIGHT)
DISPLAY Button
BR I GHT
– – – – – –6– – – – – +
To Adjust The Brightness Of The LCD Monitor
.... rotate the Select Wheel (BRIGHT) until the
bright level indicator on the display moves
and the appropriate brightness is reached.
NOTE:
When you use the LCD monitor outdoors in direct
sunlight, the LCD monitor may be difficult to see. If this
happens, use the viewfinder instead.
To Stop Recording . . .
.... press the Recording Start/Stop Button. The camcorder
re-enters the Record-Standby mode.
Power Switch Position
AUTO
PRO.
OFF
PLAY
:
:
:
:
Suitable for standard recording using NO special effects or manual adjustments.
Allows you to set recording functions using the menus for more creative capabilities.
Switches off the camcorder.
Allows you to play back your recordings.
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NOTES:
● When the Power Switch is set to CAMERA and the LCD monitor is opened at an angle of 60 degrees or more,
the LCD monitor switches on and the viewfinder switches off automatically to save power (GR-SXM91A/
SXM81A/SXM71A/SXM61A/SXM92ED/SXM82ED/SXM75ED/SXM72ED/SXM62ED only).
● The cassette holder cannot be opened unless a power supply is attached.
● There may be a delay after you slide EJECT until the cassette holder opens. Do not use force.
● The time required to calculate the remaining tape length, and the accuracy of the calculation, may vary
according to the type of tape used.
● The tape remaining time indicator is correct only if the correct tape length has been selected ( 墌 pg. 10).
● “TAPE END” appears when the tape reaches its end, and the power goes off automatically if left in this
condition for 5 minutes. “TAPE END” also appears when a cassette whose tape is already at its end is loaded.
● If the Record-Standby mode continues for 5 minutes without performing Zoom or any other operations, the
camcorder’s power shuts off automatically. Set the Power Switch to “OFF”, and then back to “CAMERA” to
turn the camcorder on again.
● If the Recording Start/Stop button is pressed after the Record-Standby mode has continued for over 5 minutes,
recording may not start immediately.
● If you are recording on a cassette from the middle (such as when a tape is removed and re-inserted during
recording), use the Retake function (墌 pg. 19) to find the end of the last recording so you do not erase any of it.
● While shooting, sound is not heard from the speaker (GR-SXM91A/SXM81A/SXM71A/SXM61A/SXM92ED/
SXM82ED/SXM75ED/SXM72ED/SXM62ED only).
JOURNALISTIC SHOOTING (GR-SXM91A/
SXM81A/SXM71A/SXM61A/SXM92ED/
SXM82ED/SXM75ED/SXM72ED/SXM62ED only)
In some situations, different shooting angles may provide
more dramatic results. Hold the camcorder in the desired
position and tilt the LCD monitor in the most convenient
direction. It can rotate 270° (90° downward, 180° upward).
INTERFACE SHOOTING (GR-SXM91A/
SXM81A/SXM71A/SXM61A/SXM92ED/
SXM82ED/SXM75ED/SXM72ED/SXM62ED only)
The person you shoot can view himself/herself in the LCD
monitor, and you can even shoot yourself while viewing your
own image in the LCD monitor.
Open the LCD monitor and tilt it upward to 180 degrees so
that it faces forward. When the LCD monitor is tilted upward
to an angle of over approx. 105 degrees, the monitor image is
inverted vertically, and the viewfinder also switches on.
Point the lens toward the subject (yourself when selfrecording) and start recording.
During Interface Shooting, the monitor image and indications
do not appear inverted as they would when viewing a mirror.
NOTE:
The monitored image can be viewed on the LCD monitor
and in the viewfinder.
LCD MONITOR*/VIEWFINDER INDICATIONS
Self-Recording
Press DISPLAY for more than 1 second to make the
following indications appear/disappear from the
camcorder’s display: cassette warning, tape remaining
time, battery pack remaining power indicator and tape
length indicator (墌 pg. 56, 57).
NOTE:
Even if the indications are off, the tape remaining time
appears blinking when the tape is near its end, and the
battery pack remaining power indicator appears blinking
when the power is almost gone.
* GR-SXM91A/SXM81A/SXM71A/SXM61A/SXM92ED/
SXM82ED/SXM75ED/SXM72ED/SXM62ED only.
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RECORDING Basic Features
EN
FEATURE: Zooming
Zoom in (T: Telephoto)
PURPOSE:
Zoom out (W: Wide angle)
To produce the zoom in/out effect, or an instantaneous
change in image magnification.
Digital circuitry extends the maximum magnification
offered by optical zoom. This system is called Digital
Zoom.
OPERATION:
Display
Zoom indicator bar
1X
Zoom level
indicator
Approximate
zoom ratio
Picture Stabiliser indicator
Power Zoom Lever
P. STABILIZER Button
Zoom In
Slide the Power Zoom Lever towards “T”.
Zoom Out
Slide the Power Zoom Lever towards “W”.
䡲 The further you slide the Power Zoom Lever, the
quicker the zoom action.
NOTES:
● Focusing may become unstable during Zooming. In
this case, set the zoom while in Record–Standby,
lock the focus by using the manual focus
( 墌 pg. 31), then zoom in or out in Record mode.
● The zoom level indicator ( 5) moves during zoom.
Once the zoom level indicator reaches the top of
the zoom indicator bar, all magnification from that
point is through digital processing.
● When using Digital Zoom, the quality of image may
suffer. To deactivate Digital Zoom, set “D.ZOOM”
to “OFF” in the Menu Screen ( 墌 pg. 25).
FEATURE: Picture Stabiliser
PURPOSE:
To compensate for unstable images caused by camerashake, particularly at high magnification.
OPERATION:
Press P. STABILIZER. “ ”appears.
䡲 To switch off the Picture Stabiliser, press
P. STABILIZER. The indicator disappears.
NOTES:
● Accurate stabilisation may not be possible if hand
shake is excessive, or under the following conditions:
• When shooting subjects with vertical or horizontal
stripes.
• When shooting dark or dim subjects.
• When shooting subjects with excessive backlighting.
• When shooting scenes with movement in various
directions.
• When shooting scenes with low-contrast
backgrounds.
● Switch off the Picture Stabiliser when recording
with the camcorder on a tripod.
● The “
” indicator appears blinking if the Stabiliser
cannot be used.
EN
5 SEC. REC Button
(GR-SXM71A/SXM61A/SXM75ED/
SXM72ED/SXM62ED only)
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FEATURE: Quick Review
PURPOSE:
To check the end of the last recording.
OPERATION:
RETAKE
(2/3)
Button
1) Set the Power Switch to “CAMERA” (“AUTO” or
“PRO.”).
2) Press 2 and release quickly during the Record–
Standby mode.
䡲 Tape is rewound for approx. 1 second and played
back automatically, then pauses in Record–Standby
mode for the next shot.
NOTE:
Distortion may occur at the start of playback. This is
normal.
Display
FEATURE: Retake
PURPOSE:
PAUSE
5S
5 Sec. Rec mode indicator
(GR-SXM71A/SXM61A/SXM75ED/
SXM72ED/SXM62ED only)
To re-record certain segments.
OPERATION:
1) Make sure the camcorder is in the Record–Standby
mode.
2) Press and hold either RETAKE to reach the start point
for new recording. Pressing 3 forwards the tape
and pressing 2 reverses it.
3) Press the Recording Start/Stop Button to start
recording.
NOTE:
Noise bars appear and pictures may become
monochrome or darken during Retake. This is normal.
FEATURE: 5Sec. Rec (5-sec. Recording)
(GR-SXM71A/SXM61A/
SXM75ED/SXM72ED/
SXM62ED only)
PURPOSE:
To record a scene for 5 seconds, providing quick scene
transitions like those seen in TV programmes.
OPERATION:
䡲 Make sure the recording mode is set to “SP”.
1) During Record–Standby, press 5SEC. REC. “
5S”
appears and 5Sec. Rec is reserved.
2) Press the Recording Start/Stop Button. Recording
starts, and after 5-second recording is finished, the
camcorder reenters the Record–Standby mode
automatically.
䡲 To cancel the 5Sec. Rec function, press 5SEC. REC
again so that “
5S” disappears.
NOTE:
Fade/Wipe ( 墌 pg. 22) cannot be activated by
pressing 5SEC. REC.
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RECORDING Basic Features (cont.)
EN
FEATURE: Video Light
PURPOSE:
To brighten the scene when natural lighting is too dim.
OPERATION:
LIGHT OFF/AUTO/ON Switch
DANGER
䡲 The video light can become extremely
hot. Do not touch it either while in
operation or soon after turning it off,
otherwise serious injury may result.
䡲 Do not place the camcorder into the
carrying case immediately after using the
video light, since it remains extremely
hot for some time.
䡲 When operating, keep a distance of
about 30 cm between the video light and
people or objects.
䡲 Do not use near flammable or explosive
materials.
䡲 It is recommended that you consult your
nearest JVC dealer for replacing the video
light.
Set LIGHT OFF/AUTO/ON as required:
OFF : Turns off the light.
AUTO : Automatically turns on the light when the
camcorder senses insufficient lighting on the
subject.
ON
: Always keeps the light on as long as the
camcorder is turned on.
䡲 The video light can only be used with the
camcorder’s power on.
䡲 It is recommended to set the white balance
(墌 pg. 32) to
when you use the video light.
䡲 When not using the video light, turn it off to save
battery power.
NOTES:
● Even if the battery indicator (
) does not blink if
the battery pack’s charge is low, the camcorder may
turn off automatically when you turn on the video
light, or when you start recording with the video light
turned on.
● When LIGHT OFF/AUTO/ON is set to “AUTO”:
• Depending on the lighting conditions, the video
light may keep turning on and off. In this case,
manually switch the light on or off using LIGHT
OFF/AUTO/ON.
• While the “Sports” or “High Speed Shutter” mode
( 墌 pg. 23) is engaged, the light is likely to stay on.
• While the “Twilight” mode ( 墌 pg. 23) is engaged,
the light will not activate.
EN
SNAPSHOT Button
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Snapshot (GR-SXM91A/SXM81A/
SX51A/SXM92ED/SXM82ED/SX52ED
only)
Use your camcorder like a regular camera and take a
snapshot, or several of them in succession.
1
2
Power Switch
SNAPSHOT
Display
Set the Power Switch to “AUTO” or “PRO.”.
Press SNAPSHOT.
If you press during Record-Standby . . .
.... a still image will be recorded for approx. 6
seconds, then the camcorder re-enters the
Record-Standby mode.
If you press during Recording . . .
.... a still image will be recorded for approx. 6
seconds, then the normal recording resumes.
NOTES:
● After SNAPSHOT is pressed, there is a momentary
camera shutter-type blackout together with the sound
effect of a shutter closing, which is recorded together with
the image.
● Snapshot is available during playback as well. However,
the shutter sound is not heard.
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RECORDING Advanced Features
EN
Fade/Wipe Effects
These effects let you make pro-style scene transitions.
Fade- or wipe-in works at recording start, and fade- or
wipe-out works at recording end.
EFFECT
Button
1
2
Set the Power Switch to “PRO.”.
3
4
Press the Recording Start/Stop Button to activate fadein/out or wipe-in/out.
Power Switch
Recording Start/Stop Button
Press EFFECT repeatedly until the desired mode’s
name and indication appear.
They are displayed for approx. 2 seconds, then the
name disappears so that only the indication remains.
The effect is reserved.
3
To cancel a fade or wipe, press EFFECT repeatedly
until “OFF” appears.
“OFF” is displayed for approx. 2 seconds and the
fade/wipe standby mode is cancelled.
FADER
Fades in/out to a black screen.
MOSAIC (Fader)
Gradually turns/returns the picture into/from a mosaic
pattern.
SHUTTER (Wipe)
A black screen moves in from the top and bottom, closing
over the image like a shutter, or a new image pushes open
the black screen vertically from the 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.
CW:CORNER (Wipe)
NOTES:
● Pressing and holding the Recording Start/Stop
Button allows you to vary the length for the
image during fade in/out or wipe in/out.
● The screen becomes slightly reddish when
the Fade/Wipe is used with Sepia ( 墌 pg. 23).
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.
WW: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.
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Programme AE With Special Effects
P.AE
Button
Power Switch
1
2
Set the Power Switch to “PRO.”.
3
To cancel the effect, press P.AE repeatedly until “OFF”
appears. “OFF” is displayed for approx. 2 seconds.
Press P.AE repeatedly until the desired mode’s name
and indication appear.
They are displayed for approx. 2 seconds, then the
name disappears so that only the indication remains.
The mode is activated.
NOTES:
● Only one mode can be engaged at a time.
● The screen becomes slightly reddish when the Fade/
Wipe ( 墌 pg. 22) is used in the Sepia mode.
● The screen becomes slightly dark in the High Speed
Shutter mode. Use in well-lit situations.
● In the “High Speed Shutter” or “Sports” modes, picture
colour may be adversely affected if the subject is lit by
alternating discharge-type light sources such as
flourescent or mercury-vapour lights.
SEPIA
The scene being shot is recorded in sepia-tinted
(reddish-brown) monochrome, giving the effect of
an older movie. Use together with Wide (墌 pg. 25)
for the authentic look of a classic Hollywood
movie.
SPORTS
High shutter speed clearly captures fast-moving
action.
ND:ND EFFECT
A black mist darkens the picture, as when an ND
filter is used. Helps to counter the effects of glare on
the subject.
FG:FOG
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. The following happens when
Twilight mode is selected:
•Auto gain control is turned off.
•White Balance is set to “
:FINE” (day mode),
but can also be manually changed to another
mode (墌 pg. 32).
•Auto Focus becomes available only in the range of
10 m to infinity. To focus when the subject-tocamera distance is less than 10 m, use manual
focusing (墌 pg. 31).
S1/2000 (1/2000 sec. High
Speed Shutter)
Captures faster action than Sports mode.
NEGA POSI
The colours of a picture are reversed.
NEGA POSI mode
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RECORDING Advanced Features (cont.)
EN
Using Menus For Detailed Adjustment
This camcorder is equipped with an easy-to-use,
on-screen menu system that simplifies many of the more
detailed camcorder settings.
Select Wheel
1
2
Set the Power Switch to “PRO.”.
3
Rotate the Select Wheel to place the highlight bar on
the desired function.
•To go from Menu Screen 1 to Menu Screen 2, rotate
the Select Wheel to “NEXT” and press it. To go back
to Menu Screen 1 from Menu Screen 2, rotate the
Select Wheel to “BACK”, and press it.
•To return to the previous setting, place the highlight
bar on “RETURN”, then go to step 6.
4
Press the Select Wheel. The setting procedure
depends on the function you select.
If you select “FOCUS”, “EXPOSURE”, “M.W.B.” or
“DATE/ TIME”. . .
.... see respective pages (FOCUS: 墌 pg. 31,
EXPOSURE: 墌 pg. 30, M.W.B.: 墌 pg. 32,
DATE/TIME: 墌 pg. 9) and perform each
procedure from step 4.
If you select “JLIP ID NO.” . . .
.... rotate the Select Wheel until the desired number
appears, and press it. Then rotate the Select
Wheel to move the highlight bar to “EXIT”.
If you select any other functions . . .
.... rotate the Select Wheel to move the highlight bar
to the desired setting.
•To return to the previous setting, place the
highlight bar on “EXIT”.
5
6
Press the Select Wheel. The Menu Screen reappears
with the highlight bar on “RETURN”.
MENU Button
Display
(ex. Menu Screen available using the MENU Button)
4N E X T
D . Z OOM
T E L E MACRO
T A P E L E NG TH
4BACK
R E C T I ME
I N T . T I ME
T I T L E L ANG .
DA T E / T I ME
J L I P I D NO .
D EMO MOD E
Menu Screen 1
ON
OF F
ON
T30
OF F
OF F
E NG L I SH
Menu Screen 2
06
OF F
4R E T URN
T I T LE LANG.
E NG L I S H
CH I N E S E
ARAB I C
RU S S I AN
Setting Menu
(ex. TITLE LANG.)
EX I T
4BACK
R E C T I ME
I N T . T I ME
T I T L E L ANG .
DA T E / T I ME
J L I P I D NO .
D EMO MOD E
OF F
OF F
CH I NESE
06
OF F
4R E T URN
Normal Screen
Menu access depends on the function you select.
If you select the functions from the “Menu Screen
Available Using The Select Wheel” described on
pg. 25 . . .
.... press the Select Wheel. The Menu Screen
appears.
If you select the functions from the “Menu Screen
Available Using The MENU Button” described on
pg. 25 and 26 . . .
.... press MENU. The Menu Screen appears.
Press the Select Wheel. The normal screen reappears.
NOTE:
No menu functions except “FOCUS” and “EXPOSURE”
are available while in the Record mode.
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MENU SCREEN EXPLANATIONS
Menu Screen Available Using The Select Wheel
FOCUS
EXPOSURE
Refer to “Focusing” (墌 pg. 31).
Refer to “Exposure Control” (墌 pg. 30).
M.W.B.
Refer to “White Balance Adjustment” and “Manual White Balance Operation”
(墌 pg. 32).
WIDE
OFF
Does not display black bars.
ON
Allows you to record black bars at the top and bottom of the screen
to produce a cinema-like “wide-screen” effect. If a snapshot
(GR-SXM91A/SXM81A/SX51A/SXM92ED/SXM82ED/SX52ED
only, 墌 pg. 21) is taken while the camcorder is in the WIDE
mode, the snapshot image is recorded without the black bars at
the top and bottom of the screen.
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.
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.
GAIN
(GR-SXM91A/
SXM92ED only)
S.LX
(GR-SXM81A/
SXM71A/
SXM61A/SX51A/
SXM82ED/
SXM75ED/
SXM72ED/
SXM62ED/
SX52ED only)
TITLE
Allows you to superimpose one of eight preset titles (墌 pg. 27).
DATE/TIME
DISP.
Makes the date/time settings appear in the camcorder or on a connected monitor
(墌 pg. 27).
Menu Screen Available Using The MENU Button
This Menu Screen cannot be accessed while recording.
D. ZOOM
TELE MACRO
ON
Allows you to use the Digital Zoom. By digitally processing and
magnifying images, zooming is possible from 16X (the optical
zoom limit), to a maximum of 450X digital magnification.
OFF
Digital Zoom is not available. Only optical zoom (maximum
16x magnification) can function. When set to “OFF” during
Digital Zoom, zoom magnification changes to 16X.
OFF
Usually the distance to a subject where the lens is in focus
depends on the zoom magnification. Unless there is a distance of
more than 1 m to the subject, the lens is out of focus at the
maximum telephoto setting. When set to “ON”, you can shoot a
subject as large as possible at a distance of approx. 60 cm.
• Depending on the zoom position, the lens may go out of focus.
ON
: Factory-preset
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RECORDING
EN
Menu Screen Available Using The MENU Button (cont.)
Advanced Features (cont.)
S-VHS*
(S-VHS ET*)
ON
Records in S-VHS on a VHS or S-VHS cassette (墌 pg. 12).
OFF
Records in VHS on a VHS or S-VHS cassette (墌 pg. 12).
TAPE LENGTH
Allows you to set the tape length depending on the tape used (墌 pg. 10).
REC TIME
Refer to “Animation” (墌 pg. 28) and “Time-Lapse” (墌 pg. 29).
INT. TIME
Refer to “Time-Lapse” (墌 pg. 29).
TITLE LANG.
Allows you to select the language (ENGLISH, CHINESE, ARABIC or RUSSIAN) of
Instant Titles (墌 pg. 27).
DATE/TIME
Allows you to set the current date and time (墌 pg. 9).
JLIP ID NO.
This number is necessary when connecting the camcorder to a device such as a
computer using the J terminal (JLIP). The numbers range from 01 to 99. Factory
setting is 06.
DEMO MODE
ON
Demonstrates certain functions such as Fade/Wipe, etc. When
“DEMO MODE” is set to “ON” and the Menu Screen is closed,
the demonstration starts.
Operating the Power Zoom Lever during the demonstration
stops the demonstration temporarily. If the Power Zoom Lever is
not moved for more than 1 minute after that, the demonstration
will resume.
NOTE:
When a tape whose Erase Protection tab is in the position that
allows recording is loaded in the camcorder, demonstration is
not available.
OFF
Automatic demonstration will not take place.
*S-VHS ET is displayed when a VHS cassette is loaded, and S-VHS is displayed when an S-VHS cassette is
loaded (墌 pg. 12). If a cassette is not loaded, “S-VHS” will be displayed in the Menu Screen.
S-VHS ET is preset to “OFF”.
: Factory-preset
EN
Date/Time Insert
Allows you to display the date and time in the
camcorder or on a connected colour monitor,
as well as to record them manually or automatically.
You should have already performed the Date/
Time Setting procedure (墌 pg. 9).
Select Wheel
Power Switch
25. 12. 99
AUTO DATE
25. 12. 99
(DATE)
22 : 25 : 00
(TIME)
22 : 25 : 00
25. 12. 99
(DATE&TIME)
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1
2
3
Set the Power Switch to “PRO.”.
4
Rotate the Select Wheel to move the highlight bar to
the desired mode, then press it. The desired mode is
activated.
5
The Menu Screen reappears with the highlight bar on
“RETURN”. Press the Select Wheel to close the Menu
Screen.
Press the Select Wheel to display the Menu Screen.
Rotate the Select Wheel to move the highlight bar to
“DATE/TIME DISP.” then press it to display the Date/
Time DISP. Menu.
NOTES:
DISPLAY
● The selected display can be recorded.
● If you do not want to record the display, select the OFF
mode before shooting.
AUTO DATE
● Your camcorder automatically records the date for about
5 seconds after recording is initiated in the following
situations:
• After changing the date.
• After loading a cassette.
• After Auto Date Record mode is selected by rotating
the Select Wheel.
● In this mode, the date is replaced after 5 seconds with
“AUTO DATE” but this is not recorded.
No indication
(OFF)
Instant Titles
The camcorder has eight preset titles in
memory. You can superimpose one of them
over the video image.
Instant Titles can be displayed not only in
English but also in Chinese, Arabic and Russian.
Change the setting in TITLE LANG. in the Menu
Screen (墌 pg. 24, 26).
T I TLE
OF F
HA P P Y B I R T HDA Y
HA P P Y HO L I DA Y S
OUR F AM I L Y
MOV I E S T AR
P AR T Y T I ME
ME RR Y CHR I S TMA S
WE DD I NG DA Y
CONGRA T U L A T I ON S
EX I T
1
2
3
4
Set the Power Switch to “PRO.”.
5
The Menu Screen reappears with the highlight bar on
“RETURN”. Press the Select Wheel to close the Menu
Screen.
Press the Select Wheel to display the Menu Screen.
Rotate the Select Wheel to move the highlight bar to
“TITLE” then press it to display the TITLE Menu.
Rotate the Select Wheel to move the highlight bar to
the desired mode, then press it. The desired mode is
activated.
•To make the title indication disappear, select “OFF”.
NOTE:
The selected title will remain until OFF is selected in the
TITLE Menu.
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RECORDING Advanced Features (cont.)
EN
Animation
You can give stationary scenes or objects an illusion of
movement. This function allows you to shoot a series of
pictures, each slightly different, of the same object for a
brief period of time.
NOTES:
Before performing the following steps, make sure that:
● The Power Switch is set to “PRO.”.
● The camcorder is in the Record-Standby mode.
● The recording mode is set to “SP”.
Select Wheel
Recording
Start/Stop Button
MENU Button
1
2
Press MENU. The Menu Screen appears.
3
Press the Recording Start/Stop Button after focusing
on the subject. The recording stops automatically
after the selected period of time.
4
5
Repeat step 3 for the desired number of pictures.
Display
REC T I ME
REC TIME Menu
OF F
1/4 S
1/2 S
1 S
5 S
EX I T
1S
Recording time
indicator
REC TIME indication on the normal screen
Rotate the Select Wheel to move the highlight bar to
“NEXT” in Menu Screen 1 and press it to display
Menu Screen 2. Then, move the highlight bar to
“REC TIME” and press it. The REC TIME Menu
appears. Rotate the Select Wheel to move the
highlight bar to the desired recording time, then press
it. The Menu Screen reappears with the highlight bar
on “RETURN”. Press the Select Wheel again to close
the Menu Screen.
To release the Animation mode, set “REC TIME” in
the Menu screen to “OFF”.
EN
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Time-Lapse
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.
NOTES:
Before performing the following steps, make sure that:
● The Power Switch is set to “PRO.”.
● The camcorder is in the Record-Standby mode.
● The recording mode is set to “SP”.
Select Wheel
Recording
Start/Stop Button
MENU Button
1
2
Press MENU. The Menu Screen appears.
3
Rotate the Select Wheel to move the highlight bar to
“INT. TIME”, then press it. The INT. TIME Menu
appears. Rotate the Select Wheel to move the
highlight bar to the desired interval time, then press it.
The Menu Screen reappears with the highlight bar on
“RETURN”. Press the Select Wheel again to close the
Menu Screen.
4
5
Press the Recording Start/Stop Button. Recording and
intervals alternate automatically.
Display
REC T I ME
REC TIME Menu
OF F
1/4 S
1/2 S
1 S
5 S
EX I T
I NT .
T I ME
INT. TIME Menu
OF F
15 S
30 S
1 MI N
5 MI N
EX I T
1 5S
1S
Interval time
indicator
Recording time
indicator
INT. TIME and REC TIME indications on the normal
screen
Rotate the Select Wheel to move the highlight bar to
“NEXT” in Menu Screen 1 and press it. Menu Screen
2 appears with the highlight bar on “REC TIME” and
press it. The REC TIME Menu appears. Rotate the
Select Wheel to move the highlight bar to the desired
recording time, then press it. The Menu Screen
reappears.
To release the Time-Lapse mode, when “
” is not
displayed, press the Recording Start/Stop Button to
display “
”, then set “REC TIME” and
“INT. TIME” in the Menu Screen to “OFF”.
NOTES (for Animation and Time-Lapse):
● For best results, make sure the camcorder is secured
when shooting in Animation or Time-Lapse mode.
● Fade- or wipe-in/out cannot be performed during
Animation or Time-Lapse shooting.
● Before performing other operations following Animation
or Time-Lapse recording, make sure the Animation or
Time-Lapse mode is deactivated.
● Animation and Time-Lapse are cancelled when the
power is shut off or when the cassette is ejected.
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RECORDING Advanced Features (cont.)
EN
Exposure Control
This feature automatically adjusts the iris for the best
available picture quality, but you can override it and make
the adjustment manually. 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 when skiing.
• When the background is overly dark or the subject light.
Select Wheel
Power Switch
Manual Exposure
Screen
00
Exposure control
level counter
1
2
3
Set the Power Switch to “PRO.”.
4
Rotate the Select Wheel to move the highlight bar to
“MANU”, then press it. The Menu Screen disappears
and “00” (exposure control level counter) appears.
5
To brighten the image, rotate the Select Wheel
upward. The exposure control level counter increases
(maximum +06).
To darken the image, rotate the Select Wheel
downward. The exposure control level counter
decreases (maximum –06).
6
Press the Select Wheel. The setting is complete. The
Menu Screen reappears with the highlight bar on
“RETURN”.
7
Press the Select Wheel. The Menu Screen disappears
and the exposure control level counter reappers to
indicate the exposure is adjusted.
To brighten the image
–06
–06
+06
To darken the image
Press the Select Wheel to display the Menu Screen.
Rotate the Select Wheel to move the highlight bar to
“EXPOSURE” and press it. The EXPOSURE Menu
appears.
NOTES:
● To return to the factory setting, select “AUTO” in step 4.
● To re-adjust exposure, repeat the procedure from step 2.
EN
Focus detection zone
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Focusing
AUTO FOCUS
NOTES:
● If the lens is smeared or blurred, accurate
focusing is not possible. Keep the lens clean,
wiping with a piece of soft cloth if it gets
dirty. When condensation occurs, wipe with
a soft cloth or wait for it to dry naturally.
● When shooting a subject close to the lens,
zoom out first ( 墌 pg. 18). If zoomed in in
the auto focus mode, the camcorder could
automatically zoom out depending on the
distance between the camcorder and the
subject. This does not occur with “TELE
MACRO” ( 墌 pg. 25).
Select Wheel
The camcorder’s Full Range AF system offers continuous
shooting ability from close-up to infinity. However, correct
focus may not be obtainable in the situations listed below
(in these cases use manual focusing):
•When two subjects overlap in the same scene.
•When illumination is low.*
•When the subject has no contrast (difference in brightness and darkness), such as a flat, one-colour wall, or a
clear, blue sky.*
•When a dark object is barely visible in the viewfinder.*
•When the scene contains minute patterns or identical
patterns that are regularly repeated.
•When the scene is affected by sunbeams or light
reflecting off the surface of a body of water.
•When shooting a scene with a high-contrast background.
” appears
* The low-contrast warning “
MANUAL FOCUS
Make the necessary viewfinder adjustments to use the
viewfinder ( 墌 pg. 14).
1
2
3
4
Set the Power Switch to “PRO.”.
5
To focus on a farther subject, rotate the Select Wheel
upward. “ ” appears and blinks.
To focus on a nearer subject, rotate the Select Wheel
downward. “ ” appears and blinks.
6
Press the Select Wheel. The setting is complete. The
Menu Screen reappears with the highlight bar on
“RETURN”.
7
Press the Select Wheel. The Menu Screen disppears
and “
” reappears to indicate the focus is locked.
Power Switch
Press the Select Wheel to display the Menu Screen.
Rotate the Select Wheel to move the highlight bar to
“FOCUS” and press it. The FOCUS Menu appears.
Rotate the Select Wheel to move the highlight bar to
“MANU”, then press it. The Menu Screen disappears
and “ ” and “ ” appear. The focus is locked at this
point.
NOTES:
● To return to Auto Focus, select “AUTO” in step 4.
● To re-adjust Manual Focus, repeat the procedure from step 2.
● Be sure to focus the lens in the maximum telephoto position when you use the Manual Focus mode. If you
focus in on a certain subject in the wide-angle position, sharply focused images cannot be obtained when
zoomed in because the depth-of-field is reduced at longer focal lengths.
● When the focus level cannot be adjusted any farther or closer, “ ” or “ ” will blink.
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EN
RECORDING Advanced Features (cont.)
White Balance Adjustment
Manual White Balance Operation
A term that refers to the correctness of colour
reproduction under various lighting. If the white
balance is correct, all other colours will be
accurately reproduced.
The white balance is usually adjusted automatically.
However, more advanced camcorder operators
control this function manually to achieve a more
professional colour/tint reproduction.
Perform Manual White Balance when shooting under
various types of lighting.
1
2
3
Set the Power Switch to “PRO.”.
4
Rotate the Select Wheel to move the highlight
bar to the desired setting.
“AUTO”
White balance is adjusted automatically (factory
preset).
“
: FINE”
Outdoors on a sunny day.
“
: CLOUD”
Outdoors on a cloudy day.
“
: HALOGEN”
A video light or similar type of lighting is used.
“MWB”
White balance is set manually.
5
Press MENU. The Menu Screen appears.
Rotate the Select Wheel to move the highlight
bar to “M.W.B.”, then press it. The Menu Screen
disappears and the M.W.B. Menu appears.
Press the Select Wheel. The Menu Screen
reappears with the highlight bar on “RETURN”.
Press the Select Wheel again to close the Menu
Screen.
To Return To Automatic White Balance . . .
.... select “AUTO” in step 4. Or set the Power
Switch to “AUTO”.
NOTE:
White balance cannot be used when Sepia
( pg. 23) is activated.
1
2
Follow steps 1 through 4 of the white balance
adjustment, and select “MWB”.
3
Press the Select Wheel until “MWB” begins
blinking.
When the setting is completed, “MWB” stops
blinking, and the Menu Screen reappears with
the highlight bar on “RETURN”.
4
Press the Select Wheel again to close the Menu
Screen.
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.
White paper
Select Wheel
Power Switch
MENU Button
To Change The Tint For Recording . . .
.... in step 2, substitute coloured paper for white.
The white balance is adjusted based on the
colour, changing the tint. Red paper = deeper
green; blue paper = orange; yellow paper =
deeper purple.
NOTES:
● In step 2, it may be difficult to focus on the white
paper. In such a case, adjust focus manually
( pg. 31).
● A subject can be shot under various types of
lighting conditions indoors (natural, flourescent,
candlelight, etc.). Because the colour temperature
is different depending on the light source, the
subject tint will differ depending on the white
balance settings. Use this function for a more
natural result.
● Once you adjust white balance manually, the
setting is retained even if the power is turned off or
the battery removed.
PLAYBACK Basic Playback
Power Zoom Lever (VOL.*)
Speaker*
Select Wheel
(BRIGHT*)
Set to “PLAY”.
Rewind (2) Button
Fast-Forward (3) Button
Play/Pause (4/6) Button
Stop (5) Button
* GR-SXM91A/SXM81A/SXM71A/SXM61A/SXM92ED/
SXM82ED/SXM75ED/SXM72ED/SXM62ED only
EN
1
2
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Load a tape ( pg. 11).
Set the Power Switch to “PLAY”. To start playback,
press 4/6.
•To stop playback, press 5.
•Press 2 to rewind, or 3 to fast-forward the tape
during Stop mode.
NOTES:
● The camcorder shuts off automatically after about
5 minutes in Stop mode. To turn on again, set the Power
Switch to “OFF”, then to “PLAY”.
● When the Power Switch is set to “PLAY” and the LCD
monitor is opened at an angle of 60 degrees or more, the
LCD monitor switches on and the viewfinder switches
off automatically to save power (GR-SXM91A/SXM81A/
SXM71A/SXM61A/SXM92ED/SXM82ED/SXM75ED/
SXM72ED/SXM62ED only).
● The playback picture can be viewed in the viewfinder
(with the LCD monitor* shut), on the LCD monitor* or
on a connected TV ( pg. 36, 37).
* GR-SXM91A/SXM81A/SXM71A/SXM61A/SXM92ED/
SXM82ED/SXM75ED/SXM72ED/SXM62ED only.
● You can also view the playback picture on the LCD
monitor with it flipped over and retracted (GR-SXM91A/
SXM81A/SXM71A/SXM61A/SXM92ED/SXM82ED/
SXM75ED/SXM72ED/SXM62ED only).
● If a blank portion on the tape is played back, the screen
may become black. This is not a malfunction.
LCD Monitor Brightness Adjustment (GR-SXM91A/SXM81A/SXM71A/
SXM61A/SXM92ED/SXM82ED/SXM75ED/SXM72ED/SXM62ED only): Rotate the
Select Wheel (BRIGHT) towards “+” to brighten, or towards “–” to darken.
● The Bright Level Indicator is displayed under the Date/Time Display when you play back images recorded in
Wide Mode ( pg. 25).
Speaker Volume Control (GR-SXM91A/SXM81A/SXM71A/SXM61A/
SXM92ED/SXM82ED/SXM75ED/SXM72ED/SXM62ED only): Slide the Power Zoom
Lever (VOL.) towards “+” to turn up the volume, or towards “–” to turn down the volume.
● The Speaker Volume Indicator is displayed under the Date/Time Display when you play back images
recorded in Wide Mode ( pg. 25).
Still Playback: Pauses during playback.
1) Press 4/6 during playback.
2) To resume normal playback, press 4/6 again.
● Noise bars will appear and the picture will become monochrome during Still Playback.
● If TBC ( pg. 34) is engaged, noise bars will not appear. This mode is called Fine Still (GR-SXM91A/
SXM81A/SX51A/SXM92ED/SXM82ED/SX52ED only).
Shuttle Search: Allows high-speed search in either direction.
1) Press 3 for forward or 2 for reverse search during playback.
2) To resume normal playback, press 4/6.
● During playback, press and hold 2 or 3. The search continues as long as you hold the button. Once you
release it, normal playback resumes.
● Noise bars appear and pictures may become monochrome or darken during Shuttle Search. This is normal.
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PLAYBACK Features
EN
P.STABILIZER Button
EFFECT Button
P.AE Button
COUNTER R/M
Button
Set to “PLAY”.
Rewind (2) Button
Fast-Forward (3) Button
Play/Pause (4/6) Button
Stop (5) Button
(GR-SXM91A/SXM81A/SX51A/
SXM92ED/SXM82ED/SX52ED only)
CLASSIC FILM
Gives recorded scenes a strobe effect.
MONOTONE
Like classic black and white films, your
footage is shot in B/W. Used together with
the WIDE mode ( pg. 25), it enhances
the “classic film” effect.
SEPIA
Recorded scenes have a brownish tint like
old photos. Combine this with the WIDE
mode for a classic look.
STROBE
Your recording looks like a series of
consecutive snapshots.
VIDEO ECHO
Adds a “ghost” to the subject, giving your
recording a “fantasy” feeling.
Tracking: Eliminates noise bars that appear on-screen
during playback. Factory-preset is Auto Tracking.
To activate Manual Tracking:
1) Press P.AE and EFFECT simultaneously. “MT” appears.
2) Press P.AE or EFFECT as many times as necessary until
the noise bars disappear.
● To return to Auto Tracking, press P.AE and EFFECT
simultaneously. “AT” blinks. When Auto Tracking
finishes, the indication disappears.
● When noise bars appear during playback, the
camcorder enters the Auto Tracking mode and “AT” is
displayed.
● Manual Tracking may not work with tapes recorded on
other VCRs or camcorders.
TBC (Time Base Corrector): Removes jitter from
fluctuating video signals to deliver a stable picture even
with old tapes. Factory-preset: TBC is engaged.
To activate/release the TBC mode, press P.STABILIZER
during playback for more than 1 second. When the TBC
mode is activated, “TBC” is displayed.
● The “TBC” indicator turns green (grey with a camcorder
equipped with a black/white viewfinder) while TBC is
working.
● TBC does not work during still playback and shuttle
search.
● The “TBC” indicator turns white while TBC is not
operative.
● 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.
● If the playback picture is distorted when TBC is set to
on, turn off TBC.
Counter Memory Function: Makes it easier to
locate a specific tape segment.
1) Press COUNTER R/M and hold for more than 1 second.
The counter resets to “0:00:00”.
2) Press COUNTER R/M for less than 1 second. “M”
appears.
3) After recording or playback, press 5, then 2. The tape
automatically stops at or close to 0:00:00.
4) Press 4/6 to start playback.
● The counter memory functions in the Fast-Forward and
Rewind modes.
● To disable the Counter Memory Function, press COUNTER R/M for less than 1 second so that “M” disappears.
Playback Special Effects (GR-SXM91A/SXM81A/SX51A/SXM92ED/SXM82ED/
SX52ED only): Allows you to add creative effects to the playback image.
1) Activate the TBC mode and Auto Tracking.
2) Press and hold P.AE for 1 second repeatedly until the desired mode’s name and indication appear. They are
displayed for approx. 2 seconds, then the name disappears so that only the indication remains. The effect is
reserved.
3) To cancel the effect, press P.AE repeatedly until “OFF” appears. “OFF” is displayed for approx. 2 seconds.
● Playback Special Effects do not work during shuttle search.
● The selected effect mode cannot be changed during still playback.
PLAYBACK Using The Cassette Adapter
EN
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Cassette Adapter
Use this to play back an S-VHS-C/VHS-C video cassette
recorded with this camcorder on a VHS VCR. It is fully
compatible with any S-VHS/VHS video cassette recorder.
The C-P7U adapter is battery powered and automatically
performs tape loading and unloading.
VCR
Compartment door
Sliding latch
Compact video cassette
Reels
Recording safety hole
1
Slide the battery cover up to remove it, install one
“R6 (AA)” size battery as shown, then reattach the
cover.
2
Slide the latch to open the adapter compartment
door, then insert the cassette and close the compartment door.
3
4
Load the cassette adapter into the VCR and play the
tape back as you would any other.
Slide the latch and the compartment door opens
automatically. This may take around 10 seconds. Do
not attempt to force the adapter open. Then, insert
your finger in the hole on the underside of the
adapter as shown in the illustration at left, and push
up and remove the cassette.
NOTES:
● During tape loading and unloading, do not touch the
reels for safety and tape protection.
● Tapes recorded in S-VHS or S-VHS ET mode cannot be
played back on a regular VHS VCR. Playback is possible
with a VCR equipped with the S-VHS function.
● During special-effect playback (slow motion, still frame,
etc.), the picture may vibrate or noise bars may appear
on the screen.
● To record on a VCR using a compact cassette and the
adapter, cover the adapter’s recording safety hole with
adhesive tape.
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PLAYBACK Connections
EN
These are some basic types of connections. When making the connections, refer also to your VCR and TV
instruction manuals.
A. Connection to a TV or VCR equipped only with A/V input connectors
Use the provided Audio/Video (A/V) cable.
To TV or VCR
Yellow to
Video Output
A/V cable
(provided)
White to
Audio Output
TV
Yellow to VIDEO
White to AUDIO
(L/MONO)
VCR
Connector cover*
* When connecting the cables, open this cover.
B. Connection to a TV or VCR equipped with an S-VIDEO IN and A/V input connectors
Use the provided Audio/Video (A/V) cable and S-Video cable.
To TV or VCR
TV
Yellow: not
connected
A/V cable
(provided)
White to
AUDIO in
White to
Audio Output
Connector cover*
To S-Video
Output
* When connecting the cables, open this cover.
Yellow: not
connected
S-Video cable
(provided)
To S-VIDEO
IN
VCR
EN
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Basic Connections
Tape Dubbing
1
2
Make sure all units are turned off.
1
2
Following the illustration on pg. 36, connect the
camcorder and the VCR.
3
4
5
Connect the VCR output to the TV input,
referring to your VCR’s instruction manual.
3
4
Engage the VCR’s AUX and Record-Pause
modes.
5
6
7
Press 4/6 on the camcorder and engage the
VCR’s Record mode.
Connect the camcorder to a TV or VCR as
shown in the illustration ( pg. 36).
If using a VCR . . . go to step 3.
If not . . . go to step 4.
Turn on the camcorder, the VCR and the TV.
Set the VCR to its AUX input mode, and set the
TV to its VIDEO mode.
NOTES:
● It is recommended to use the AC Power Adapter/
Charger as the power supply instead of the battery
pack ( pg. 7).
● If your VCR has an S-Video input connector,
connect the camcorder and the VCR using the
provided S-Video cable. This can improve the
dubbed picture quality.
● To monitor the picture and sound from the
camcorder without inserting a tape, set the
camcorder’s Power Switch to “CAMERA” (“AUTO”
or “PRO.”), then set your TV to the appropriate
input mode.
● Make sure you adjust the TV sound volume to its
minimum level to avoid a sudden burst of sound
when the camcorder is turned on.
● If you have a TV or speakers that are not specially
shielded, do not place the speakers adjacent to the
TV as interference will occur in the camcorder
playback picture.
Set the camcorder’s Power Switch to “PLAY”,
turn on the VCR’s power, and insert the
appropriate cassettes in the camcorder and the
VCR.
Engage the camcorder’s Play mode to find a
spot just before the edit-in point. Once it is
reached, press 4/6 on the camcorder.
Engage the VCR’s Record-Pause mode and press
4/6 on the camcorder.
Repeat steps 4 through 6 for additional editing,
then stop the VCR and camcorder when
finished.
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USING THE REMOTE CONTROL UNIT
EN
The Full-Function Remote Control Unit can operate this camcorder from a distance as well as the basic
operations (Playback, Stop, Pause, Fast-Forward and Rewind) of your VCR.
1
0
2
4
6
8
!
3
5
@
$
^
*
7
9
#
%
&
(
)
RM-V716U
(provided with GR-SXM91A/
SXM81A/SX51A/SXM92ED/
SXM82ED/SX52ED only)
Functions
Buttons
With the camcorder’s Power
Switch set to “CAMERA”
(“AUTO” or “PRO.”).
1 Infrared beam transmitting window
Transmits the beam signal.
2 Zoom (T/W) Buttons
Zoom in/out ( pg. 18)
3 DISPLAY Button*
With the camcorder’s Power
Switch set to “PLAY”.
Zoom in/out ( pg. 41)
—
4 SHIFT Button
—
pg. 41, 44
—
pg. 41
—
Rewind, Reverse Shuttle Search
( pg. 33)
5 SLOW Rewind/Forward Buttons*
Left/Right Buttons
6 REW Button
7 FADE/WIPE Button*
—
8 EFFECT ON/OFF Button*
—
9 EFFECT Button*
—
0 PAUSE IN Connector
! START/STOP Button
—
@ MBR SET Button
# SNAPSHOT Button
pg. 45
Functions the same as the Recording Start/Stop Button on the camcorder.
—
pg. 44
Functions the same as SNAPSHOT on the camcorder.
$ Up Button
—
% Down Button
—
—
pg. 41
pg. 41
pg. 43
^ PLAY Button
—
Playback start ( pg. 33)
& FF Button
—
Forward, Forward Shuttle Search
( pg. 33)
* STOP Button
—
Stop ( pg. 33)
( PAUSE Button
—
Pause ( pg. 33)
) R.A.EDIT Buttons
—
pg. 46
A. DUB Button
* This function is unavailable with this camcorder.
EN
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
RM-V715U
(provided with
GR-SXM71A/
SXM61A/
SXM75ED/
SXM72ED/
SXM62ED only)
39
RM-V700U (optional)
1
#
8
8
$
9
0
!
@
7
%
@
4
3
2
9
^
0
5
!
6
&
Functions
Buttons
With the camcorder’s Power Switch set
to “CAMERA” (“AUTO” or “PRO.”).
1 Infrared beam
Transmits the beam signal.
With the camcorder’s Power Switch
set to “PLAY”.
transmitting window
2 ZOOM (T/W) Buttons
Zoom in/out ( pg. 18)
3 PLAY Button
4 REW Button
—
Playback start ( pg. 33)
—
Retake (rewind), Quick Review
( pg. 19)
Rewind, Reverse Shuttle Search
( pg. 33)
5 STOP Button
—
Stop ( pg. 33)
6 INSERT Button
—
Insert Editing ( pg. 42)
7 REC TIME Button
ANIM. Button
Animation, Time-Lapse ( pg. 48)
—
8 START/STOP Button
Functions the same as the Recording Start/Stop Button on the camcorder.
9 FF Button
Retake (forward) ( pg. 19)
Fast-Forward, Forward Shuttle Search
( pg. 33)
0 PAUSE Button
—
Pause ( pg. 33)
! A.DUB Button
—
Audio dubbing ( pg. 43)
@ INT. TIME Button
SELF TIMER Button*
Time-Lapse ( pg. 48)
# PAUSE IN Connector
—
$ MBR SET Button
—
% VISS Button*
pg. 45
pg. 44
—
^ VCR CTL Button
—
& R.A.EDIT Buttons
—
* This function is unavailable with this camcorder.
# – & : RM-V700U only
—
pg. 44
pg. 46
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USING THE REMOTE CONTROL UNIT (cont.)
EN
1
Installing The Batteries
(RM-V716U or RM-V715U, provided)
RM-V716U
3
2
Tab
+
–
RM-V715U
1
3
+
–
The remote control uses two ”R03 (AAA)” size
batteries. See “General Battery Precautions”
( pg. 49).
1
2
3
Open the battery compartment cover as
illustrated.
Insert two ”R03 (AAA)” size batteries in the
correct direction.
Replace the battery compartment cover.
2
A
Installing The Battery
(RM-V700U, optional)
1
The remote control uses one lithium battery
(CR2025).
2
1
1
3
Lock hole
B
2
1
1
2
3
3
: Pull out the battery holder while sliding the
lock hole.
: Pinch the release tab and pull out the
battery holder.
Insert the battery in the holder, and be sure to
have the “+” mark visible.
Slide the holder back in until you hear a click.
•Read the caution concerning lithium batteries
( pg. 2).
Knob
Transmitted beam
effective area
Remote sensor
When using the remote control, be sure to point it
at the remote sensor. The illustration shows the
approximate transmitted beam effective area for
indoor use.
The transmitted beam may not be effective or may
cause incorrect operation outdoors or when the
remote sensor is directly exposed to sunlight or
powerful lighting.
EN
41
Playback Zoom (GR-SXM91A/SXM81A/
SX51A/SXM92ED/SXM82ED/SX52ED
only)
Remote sensor
To magnify the recorded image up to 10X at any time
during playback.
NOTES:
● Use the RM-V716U remote control unit to perform this
procedure.
● Make sure that the TBC mode is activated ( pg. 34).
Zoom Buttons
Up Button
SHIFT
Left Button
Down
Button
Right Button
PLAY
PAUSE
STOP
Press PLAY to find the scene of interest.
Press the Zoom Buttons (T/W) on the remote control.
Make sure the remote control is pointed at the
camcorder’s remote sensor. Pressing T zooms in.
To move the image on screen around to find a particular
portion of the picture . . .
.... while holding down SHIFT, press
(Left),
(Right),
(Up) and
(Down).
To End Zoom . . .
.... press and hold W until magnification returns to
normal. Or, press STOP and then press PLAY.
RM-V716U
(provided)
Normal playback
1
2
Press T
To move image,
(Right)
press
while keeping
SHIFT held down.
NOTES:
● Zoom can also be used during still playback.
● Due to digital image processing, the quality of the image
may suffer.
● After zooming in on a still video image, when normal
playback is started, the zoomed-in effect is momentarily
cancelled but then resumes, returning magnification to
the previously set level.
42
USING THE REMOTE CONTROL UNIT (cont.)
EN
Insert Editing
You can record a new scene onto a previously recorded
tape, replacing a section of the original recording with
minimal picture distortion at the in- and out-points. The
original audio remains unchanged.
NOTE:
Use the remote control unit to perform this procedure.
Power Switch
COUNTER R/M Button
Display
1
2
3
Set the Power Switch to “PLAY”.
4
Press REW (2) to go a little beyond the beginning of
the scene you want to replace, press PLAY (4) to
view the recorded tape, and press PAUSE (6) exactly
at the Edit-In point where the new scene should start.
5
Press and hold INSERT (w), and without releasing
INSERT (w), press and release PAUSE (6). The Insert
Editing indicator appears and the Insert Editing mode
is engaged. When the scene the camcorder is aimed
at appears on the screen, go to the next step.
6
To begin Insert Editing, press START/STOP. When the
counter reaches “0:00:00”, editing stops automatically and the camcorder enters the Insert-Pause
mode.
7
To end Insert Editing, press STOP (5).
w
Insert editing
indicator
Tape Counter
M– 0 : 1 2 : 3 4
Remote sensor
REW
INSERT
PLAY
STOP
PAUSE
OR
Press and hold COUNTER R/M on the camcorder for
more than 1 second to reset the tape counter, then
press it again for less than 1 second so that “M”
appears.
NOTES:
● During Insert Editing, the original audio will be heard
from the speaker.
● After step 5, Retake ( pg. 19) can be performed.
● The tape may stop slightly before or after the designated
end point, and noise bars may appear. Neither indicates
a defect in the unit.
● Only the video signal is recorded in the Insert Editing
mode.
● If Programme AE ( pg. 23) is set during Insert Editing,
press and hold P. AE for more than 1 second.
START/STOP
RM-V716U
(provided with
GR-SXM91A/
SXM81A/SX51A/
SXM92ED/
SXM82ED/
SX52ED only)
Play back the tape, locate the Edit-Out point and
press PAUSE (6).
RM-V715U
(provided with
GR-SXM71A/
SXM61A/
SXM75ED/
SXM72ED/
SXM62ED only)
EN
43
Audio Dubbing
Display
Audio dubbing
indicator
e4
M– 0 : 0 5 : 2 0
During Audio
Dubbing
Remote sensor
Microphone
You can record a new soundtrack on a prerecorded tape.
The existing original sound is erased and replaced by the
sound from the built-in microphone.
Perform steps 1, 2 and 3 of the Insert Editing procedure
( pg. 42) before continuing.
NOTE:
Use the remote control unit to perform the following
procedures.
1
Press REW (2) to go a little beyond the beginning of
the scene onto which you want to dub the new
audio, press PLAY (4) to view the recorded tape, then
press PAUSE (6) at exactly the point where dubbing
should start.
2
Press and hold A. DUB (e), and without releasing
A. DUB (e), press and release PAUSE (6). The Audio
Dub-Standby mode is engaged.
3
To begin Audio Dubbing, press PLAY (4). When the
counter reaches “0:00:00”, Audio Dubbing stops
automatically and the camcorder enters the Audio
Dub-Standby mode.
4
To end Audio Dubbing, press STOP (5).
A.DUB
NOTES:
● Do not press FF (3) or REW (2) during Audio DubStandby, or the edit points will not be accurate.
● If the microphone is too close to the TV, or if the TV’s
volume is too high, whistling or howling may occur.
REW
PLAY
STOP
PAUSE
RM-V716U
(provided with
GR-SXM91A/
SXM81A/SX51A/
SXM92ED/
SXM82ED/
SX52ED only)
OR
RM-V715U
(provided with
GR-SXM71A/
SXM61A/
SXM75ED/
SXM72ED/
SXM62ED only)
NOTES
(for Insert Editing and Audio Dubbing):
● Insert Editing and Audio Dubbing may not work
correctly if the tape contains blank segments, or if the
recording speed was changed during the original
recording.
● To edit/dub onto a tape, 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.
● Do not press STOP (5) during Insert Editing or Audio
Dubbing, or the edit points will not be accurate.
● During Insert Editing and Audio Dubbing, when InsertPause or Audio Dub-Standby is engaged, the counter
may go slightly past “0:00:00”. Recording, however,
stops at exactly 0:00:00.
44
USING THE REMOTE CONTROL UNIT (cont.)
EN
Random Assemble Editing [R.A.Edit]
Create edited videos easily using your camcorder as
the source player. You can select up to 8 “cuts” for
automatic editing, in any order you like. R.A.Edit is
more easily performed when the RM-V716U/RMV700U MBR (Multi-Brand Remote, pg. 38, 39) is
set to operate with your brand of VCR (see VCR
CODE LIST), but can also be performed by operating
the VCR manually.
Before operation, make sure the lithium battery is
installed in the remote control RM-V716U/RMV700U ( pg. 40).
VCR (Recording deck)
SHIFT
MBR SET
3
4
SET REMOTE/VCR CODE
2
5
1
6
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
789`
0
RM-V700U
(optional)
VCR CODE LIST
AKAI
BUTTONS
(A) (B)
6 2
6 4
7 7
BLAUPUNKT
1 3
FERGUSON
9 7
9 8
3 2
GRUNDIG
1 4
3 4
HITACHI
6 6
6 3
JVC A
B
C
9 1
9 6
9 3
MITSUBISHI
6 7
6 8
NEC
3 7
3 8
PANASONIC
1
1
1
9
1
3
7
1
4
8
Turn off the power to the VCR and point the
remote towards the VCR’s infrared sensor. Then,
referring to the VCR CODE LIST, press and hold
MBR SET, and press button (A) and then (B).
•The code is automatically set once you release
MBR SET, and the VCR’s power comes on.
2
Make sure the VCR’s power is on. Then, while
holding SHIFT (RM-V716U)/VCR CTL (RMV700U), press the button on the remote for the
desired function. The functions the remote can
control are PLAY, STOP, PAUSE, FF, REW and
VCR REC STBY (you do not need to press SHIFT
(RM-V716U)/VCR CTL (RM-V700U) for this
one).
You are now ready to try Random Assemble
Editing.
VCR CTL
RM-V716U
OR
(provided with
GR-SXM91A/SXM81A/
SX51A/SXM92ED/
SXM82ED/SX52ED only)
VCR BRAND
NAME
1
VCR BRAND
NAME
PHILIPS
SANYO
SELECO,
REX
SHARP
SONY
THOMSON,
TELEFUNKEN,
SABA,
NORDMENDE
TOSHIBA
BUTTONS
(A) (B)
1
9
1
9
9
9
1
3
7
3
3
9
9
1
1
6
6
3
3
9
9
9
3
6
6
9
5
1
4
1
6
2
3
2
6
5
1
6
5
`
5
`
9
1
1
6
7
2
9
1
IMPORTANT
Although the MBR is compatible with JVC VCRs and
those of many other makers, it may not work with
yours or may offer limited functions.
NOTES:
● If the VCR’s power does not come on in step 1, try
another code from the VCR CODE LIST.
● Some brands of VCR do not come on automatically. In this case, turn the power on manually and
try step 2.
● If the remote control is not able to control the VCR,
use the controls on the VCR.
● When the remote control’s battery runs out, the
VCR brand you have set will be erased.
In that case, replace the old battery with a new one
and reset the VCR brand.
EN
45
MAKE CONNECTIONS
1
Audio/Video
(A/V) cable
(provided)
S-Video cable
(provided)
Editing cable*
To AUDIO
(L/MONO),
VIDEO and
S-VIDEO IN
connectors
To Remote
PAUSE
Connect the editing cable to the R.A.EDIT
connector.
VCR OTHER THAN TYPE
To S-Video
output
connector
To J
To Video
terminal output and
(JLIP)
Audio
output
connectors
Connect the editing cable to the Remote PAUSE
terminal.
JVC VCR NOT EQUIPPED WITH REMOTE
PAUSE TERMINAL BUT EQUIPPED WITH
R.A. EDIT CONNECTOR
Open the
cover.
Open the cover.
JVC VCR EQUIPPED WITH REMOTE
PAUSE TERMINAL
OR
Connect the editing cable to the RM-V716U/RMV700U’s PAUSE-IN connector.
2
3
Insert a recorded tape into the camcorder and set the
Power Switch to “PLAY”.
Turn the VCR power on, insert a recordable tape and
engage the AUX mode (refer to the VCR’s
instructions).
NOTE:
If your VCR has an S-Video input connector or a SCART
connector compatible with Y/C signals, connect the
camcorder and the VCR using the provided S-Video cable.
This can improve the dubbed picture quality.
VCR
To PAUSE-IN
TV
RM-V716U
OR
(provided with
GR-SXM91A/
SXM81A/SX51A/
SXM92ED/
SXM82ED/
SX52ED only)
RM-V700U
(optional)
* Provided with GR-SXM91A/SXM81A/SX51A/
SXM92ED/SXM82ED/SX52ED only.
CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE.
46
USING THE REMOTE CONTROL UNIT (cont.)
EN
SELECT SCENES
Power
Switch
Remote sensor
4
Point the remote control at the camcorder’s remote
sensor. Press PLAY (4), then press R.A.EDIT ON/OFF
(RM-V716U)/ON/OFF (RM-V700U) on the remote
control. The R.A. Edit counter display appears.
5
Press REW (2) or FF (3) to locate the beginning of
the scene you want, then press EDIT IN/OUT (RMV716U)/IN/OUT (RM-V700U) to register that point.
The data appears under “IN” on the display.
6
Press REW (2) or FF (3) to locate the end of the
scene and press EDIT IN/OUT (RM-V716U)/IN/OUT
(RM-V700U) to register it.
•The data appears under “OUT” on the display.
•The total time of the registered scene(s) is displayed
at the bottom of the screen.
7
8
Repeat steps 5 and 6 for each additional scene (as
many as 8).
To make corrections, press CANCEL during steps 5
and 6 to erase the most recently registered point.
REW
FF
PLAY
R.A.EDIT
ON/OFF
IN/OUT
CANCEL
EDIT IN/OUT
RM-V716U
(provided with GRSXM91A/SXM81A/
SX51A/SXM92ED/
SXM82ED/SX52ED)
ON/OFF
OR
RM-V700U
(optional)
OU T
IN
--:--:-1 0 : 00 : 25
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
0 : 00 : 25
COUN T E R
0 : 00 : 00
TOT A L
OU T
IN
0 : 01 : 05
1 0 : 00 : 25
0 : 03 : 31
2 0 : 03 : 18
0 : 02 : 53
3 0 : 02 : 33
--:--:-4 0 : 04 : 11
5
6
7
8
0 : 04 : 11
COUN T E R
0 : 01 : 13
TOT A L
NOTES:
● There must be at least one second between an in-point
and its corresponding out-point.
● To ensure correct operation, there should be at least
15 seconds between an out-point and the next in-point.
● Blank portions of a tape cannot be registered as in-points
or out-points.
● If it takes more than 5 minutes to search for an in-point,
the VCR’s Record-Pause mode is cancelled and editing
does not take place.
● Pressing R.A.EDIT ON/OFF (RM-V716U)/ON/OFF (RMV700U) clears all in- and out-points from memory.
● Leave a small margin for error around each in-point to
ensure the scene is recorded in its entirety.
● Turning off the camcorder’s power erases all registered
in- and out-points.
EN
AUTOMATIC EDITING TO VCR
Original tape (camcorder)
1
IN
3
IN OUT
OUT
2
IN
OUT
Edited tape (VCR)
Power Switch
Recording Start/Stop Button
MENU Button
STOP (5) Button
REW (2) Button
Remote Sensor
STOP
PAUSE
R.A.EDIT
ON/OFF
VCR REC STBY
ON/OFF
OR
9
10
Rewind the tape in the camcorder to the beginning of
the scene you want to edit and press PAUSE (6).
11
Press MENU on the camcorder to begin Automatic
Editing, and the previously selected scenes are copied
to the VCR in the specified order.
While editing, the R.A. Edit counter of the scene
which is being copied is shown with a blinking
highlight.
•Pressing START/STOP on the remote control does
not start editing.
12
When all selected scenes have been copied, the
camcorder and VCR enter the Still or Pause mode.
Press STOP (5) on both units. To make the R.A. Edit
counter display disappear, press R.A.EDIT ON/OFF
(RM-V716U)/ON/OFF (RM-V700U).
•When finished editing, be sure to disconnect the
editing cable and the audio/video cable.
Point the remote control towards the VCR’s infrared
sensor and press VCR REC STBY (q6), or manually
engage the VCR’s Record-Pause mode.
NOTES:
● If you performed step 1
on page 45 (“MAKE CONNECTIONS”), keep the remote control pointed at the
VCR during editing.
● The on-screen display only appears while the camcorder
searches for each scene.
● There may be noise at in- or out-points on the edited
tape with certain VCRs.
PAUSE (6) Button
RM-V716U
(provided with GRSXM91A/SXM81A/
SX51A/SXM92ED/
SXM82ED/SX52ED)
47
RM-V700U
(optional)
48
USING THE REMOTE CONTROL UNIT (cont.)
EN
FEATURE: Animation and Time-Lapse
Interval time
indicator
PURPOSE:
Recording time
indicator
OPERATION:
1M I N
1 / 2S
Remote sensor
START/STOP
INT. TIME
REC TIME
RM-V715U
(provided with
GR-SXM71A/
SXM61A/
SXM75ED/
SXM72ED/
SXM62ED only)
OR
RM-V700U
(optional)
The remote control lets you set/release Interval Time
and Recording Time without using the Menu Screen.
Animation
1) Set
Instead of performing steps 1 and 2 on pg. 28
(“Animation”), press REC TIME on the remote
control. Each time REC TIME is pressed, the
Recording Time indicator appears, changing in the
following order: 1/4S, 1/2S, 1S, 5S and no indication
(off).
2) Release
Instead of using the Menu in step 5 on pg. 28, press
REC TIME on the remote control until the Recording
Time indicator disappears.
Time-Lapse
1) Set
Instead of performing steps 1 through 3 on pg. 29
(“Time-Lapse”), press REC TIME and INT. TIME on
the remote control. Each time REC TIME is pressed,
the Recording Time indicator appears, changing in
the following order: 1/4S, 1/2S, 1S, 5S and no
indication (off). Each time INT. TIME is pressed, the
Interval Time indicator appears, changing in the
following order: 15S, 30S, 1MIN, 5MIN and no
indication (off).
2) Release
Instead of using the Menu in step 5 on pg. 29, press
REC TIME and INT. TIME on the remote control until
the indicators disappear.
NOTE:
Also refer to pgs. 28 and 29.
CAUTIONS
EN
49
Video Light
Battery Packs
DANGER:
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.
Terminals
... do not short-circuit the terminals.
... do not modify or disassemble.
... use only specified chargers.
2. To prevent damage and prolong 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.
... avoid prolonged uncharged storage.
... remove from charger or powered unit when
not in use, as some machines use current even
when switched off.
NOTES:
● It is normal for the battery pack to be warm after
charging, or after use.
Temperature Range Specifications
Charging .................... 10°C to 35°C
Operation .................. 0°C to 40°C
Storage ...................... –10°C to 30°C
● Recharging time is based on room temperature of
20°C.
● The lower the temperature, the longer recharging
takes.
•The video light becomes extremely hot. Do not
touch it either while in operation or soon after
turning it off, otherwise serious injury may result.
•Do not place the camcorder into the carrying case
immediately after using the video light, since it
remains extremely hot for some time.
•When operating, keep a distance of about 30 cm
between the video light and people or object.
•Do not use near flammable or explosive materials.
•It is recommended that you consult your nearest
JVC dealer for replacing the video light.
General Battery Precautions
If the remote control or cassette adapter is not
functioning even if it is being operated correctly, the
batteries are exhausted. Replace them with fresh
ones.
Use only the following batteries:
Remote control ................. R03 (AAA) size x 2
(RM-V716U or RM-V715U)
Cassette adapter ............... R6 (AA) size x 1
(C-P6U or C-P7U)
Please make note of the following rules for battery
use. When misused, the batteries can leak or
explode.
1. When replacing batteries, refer to page 40 for the
remote control, or read the cassette adapter
(C-P6U/C-P7U) instructions.
2. Do not use any different size of batteries from
those specified.
3. Be sure to install batteries in the correct direction.
4. Do not use rechargeable batteries.
5. Do not expose the batteries to excessive heat as
they can leak or explode.
6. Do not dispose of the batteries in a fire.
7. Remove the batteries from the unit if it is to be
stored for an extended period to avoid battery
leakage which can cause malfunctions.
50
CAUTIONS (cont.)
EN
Cassettes
Main Unit
To properly use and store your cassettes, be sure to
read the following cautions:
1. During use . . .
... make sure the cassette bears the S-VHS-C or
VHS-C mark.
... be aware that recording onto prerecorded tapes
automatically erases the previously recorded
video and audio signals.
... make sure the cassette is positioned properly
when inserting.
... do not load and unload the cassette
repeatedly without allowing the tape to run at
all. This slackens the tape and can result in
damage.
... do not open the front tape cover. This exposes
the tape to fingerprints and dust.
2. Store cassettes . . .
... away from heaters or other heat sources.
... out of direct sunlight.
... where they won’t be subject to unnecessary
shock or vibration.
... where they won’t be exposed to strong
magnetic fields (such as those generated by
motors, transformers or magnets).
... vertically, in their original cases.
1. For safety, DO NOT . . .
... open the camcorder’s chassis.
... disassemble or modify the unit.
... short-circuit the terminals of the battery pack.
Keep it away from metallic objects when not in
use.
... allow inflammables, water or metallic objects
to enter the unit.
... remove the battery pack or disconnect the
power supply while the power is on.
... leave the battery pack attached when the
camcorder is not in use.
2. Avoid using the unit . . .
... in places subject to excessive humidity or dust.
... in places subject to soot or steam such as near
a cooking stove.
... in places subject to excessive shock or
vibration.
... near a television set.
... near appliances generating strong magnetic or
electric fields (speakers, broadcasting antennas,
etc.).
... in places subject to extremely high (over 40°C)
or extremely low (under 0°C) temperatures.
3. DO NOT leave the unit . . .
... in places of over 50°C.
... in places where humidity is extremely low.
(below 35%) or extremely high (above 80%).
... in direct sunlight.
... in a closed car in summer.
... near a heater.
4. To protect the unit, DO NOT . . .
... allow it to become wet.
... drop the unit or strike it against hard objects.
... subject it to shock or excessive vibration during
transportation.
... keep the lens directed at extremely bright
objects for long periods.
... direct the eyepiece of the viewfinder at the sun.
... carry it by holding the viewfinder or the LCD
monitor. Be sure to hold the main unit with
both hands or use the grip.
... swing it excessively when using the shoulder
strap.
EN
51
LCD Monitor
For Your Maintenance
1. To prevent damage to the LCD monitor,
DO NOT . . .
... push it strongly or apply any shocks.
... place the camcorder with the LCD monitor on
the bottom.
2. To prolong service life . . .
... avoid rubbing it with coarse cloth.
3. Be aware of the following phenomena for LCD
monitor use. These are not malfunctions:
•While using the camcorder, the surface around the
LCD monitor and/or the back of the LCD monitor
may heat up.
•If you leave power on for a long time, the surface
around the LCD monitor becomes hot.
1. After Use
1 Set the Power Switch to “OFF” to turn off the
camcorder.
2 Open the LCD monitor to an angle of over 60
degrees. Slide EJECT 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 Turn the LENS COVER Open/Close Ring to
close the lens cover.
2. Cleaning The Camcorder
1 CLEAN EXTERIOR
Wipe gently with a soft cloth.
Put cloth in diluted mild soap and wring it well
to wipe off heavy dirt, then wipe again with a
dry cloth.
2 CLEAN LCD MONITOR
Open the LCD monitor and wipe it gently with
a soft cloth. Be careful not to damage the
monitor. Close the LCD monitor.
3 CLEAN LENS
Blow it with a blower brush, then wipe it gently
with lens cleaning paper.
4 REMOVE EYEPIECE
Turn the eyepiece counterclockwise and pull it
out.
5 CLEAN VIEWFINDER
Remove dust using a blower brush.
6 RE-ATTACH EYEPIECE
Re-attach the eyepiece and turn it clockwise.
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.
NOTES:
● Avoid using strong cleaning agents such as benzine
or alcohol.
● Cleaning should be done only after the battery
pack has been removed or other power units have
been disconnected.
● Mould may form if the lens is left dirty.
● When using a cleaner or chemically treated cloth,
refer to the cautions that came with it.
● When removing the eyepiece, be sure to hold the
viewfinder securely.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
EN
If, after following the steps in the chart below, the problem still exists, please consult your JVC dealer.
The camcorder is a microcomputer-controlled device. External noise and interference (from a TV, a radio,
etc.) might prevent it from functioning properly. In such cases, first disconnect its power supply unit (battery
pack, AC Power Adapter/Battery Charger, etc.) and clock battery; and then re-connect it and proceed as
usual from the beginning.
SYMPTOM
POSSIBLE CAUSE(S)
POWER
No power is supplied.
● The battery pack has not been attached correctly ( pg. 6).
● The battery pack is not charged ( pg. 6).
● The power supply has not been correctly connected
( pg. 7).
The power suddenly goes off and
does not come back on by itself.
● The battery pack has completely discharged.
● Remove the cassette and disconnect the power source, then
after a few minutes, try turning the power back on. If it still
does not come on, consult your nearest JVC dealer.
RECORDING
Recording cannot be performed.
● Make sure the Erase Protection tab is in the position that
allows recording. If not, slide the tab. Some cassettes have
removable tabs. If the tab has been removed, cover the
hole with adhesive tape ( pg. 11).
Recording does not start.
● The camcorder Power Switch has not been set to
“CAMERA” (“AUTO” or “PRO.”) ( pg. 16).
Animation or Time-Lapse is not
available.
● Before recording in the Animation mode at the very
beginning of a tape, set the camcorder to the Recording
mode for about 5 seconds, so that the tape runs smoothly.
Using the Fade-in function at this point is a good way to
begin an animated programme ( pg. 28, 48).
PLAYBACK
The tape is running, but there is no
playback picture.
● The TV has not been set to its VIDEO mode or channel.
● If A/V connection is used, the TV’s VIDEO/TV Switch has
not been set to VIDEO.
Playback picture is blurred or
interrupted.
● The video heads are dirty or worn out. Consult your nearest
JVC dealer for head cleaning or replacement.
The counter indication is blurred
during Still playback.
● This is normal.
TAPE TRANSPORT
The tape stops during fast-forward or
rewind.
● The Counter Memory Function has been activated
( pg. 34).
Rewinding or fast-forwarding cannot
be performed.
● The tape is already fully wound on one reel or the other.
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SYMPTOM
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POSSIBLE CAUSE(S)
OTHER
During recording, the indications do
not appear.
● Press DISPLAY for longer than 1 second to make the
indications appear ( pg. 17).
The tape will not eject.
● The battery pack is running low.
● If the LCD monitor is not open over 60 degrees, the EJECT
Switch does not function.
Some functions are not available.
● The Power Switch is set to “AUTO”.
● Certain combinations of modes or effects are not possible
to use.
Vertical white lines appear when
shooting a very bright object.
● This sometimes occurs when the contrast between the
background and the object is great. It is not a defect of the
camcorder.
Bright, crystal-shaped spots appear in
the LCD monitor and the viewfinder.
● Sunlight is directly entering the lens. This is not a defect of
the camcorder.
The rear of the LCD monitor is hot.
● The light used to illuminate the LCD monitor causes it to be
hot. Close the LCD monitor to turn it off or set the Power
Switch to “OFF”, and let the unit cool down.
Coloured bright spots appear all over
the LCD monitor or the viewfinder.
● The LCD monitor and the viewfinder are made with highprecision technology. However, black spots or bright spots
of light (red, green or blue) may appear constantly on the
LCD monitor or in the viewfinder. These spots are not
recorded on the tape. This is not due to any defect of the
unit. (Effective dots: more than 99.99 %.)
The indicators and the picture colour
on the LCD monitor are not clear.
● This may occur when the surface or the edge of the LCD
monitor is pressed.
The LCD monitor, the viewfinder and
the lens have become dirty (ex.
fingerprints).
● Wipe them gently with a soft cloth. Gently wipe in a
semicircular motion, as wiping strongly spreads the stain
and it won’t come out easily.
An error number (i.e. E03) appears.
● Turn the camcorder’s power off, then disconnect the power
source. After a few minutes, try turning the power on again.
If the error number still appears in the viewfinder, consult
your nearest JVC dealer.
The image is out of focus.
● The dioptre needs to be adjusted ( pg. 14).
● The scene being shot is adversely affecting the operation of
Auto Focus ( pg. 31).
The picture is blurred in the Quick
Review or Retake mode.
● This is normal while recording in the LP mode. Some noise
may be present while recording in the SP mode ( pg. 10).
The date and time displays
disappear.
● If you remove the power source from the camcorder while
the power is on, all settings and selections are erased. Make
sure to turn the camcorder’s power off before disconnecting
the power source.
The wrong date and time are
displayed/recorded.
● If you have not performed Date/Time Setting ( pg. 9), the
date and time are not displayed/recorded correctly. Be sure
that Date/Time setting is carried out.
Even though the lens cover is open,
the Lens Cover Warning indicator
blinks.
● The Lens Cover Warning indicator may blink when the
camcorder is used in dark areas, regardless of the position
of the lens cover.
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INDEX Controls, Connectors And Indicators
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Controls
Connectors
1 Dioptre Adjustment Control ................. pg. 14
2 Lens Cover Open/Close Ring ................ pg. 16
3 Video Light Switch
q DC IN Connector ................................... pg. 7
The connectors w to t are located beneath the
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
!
@
#
$
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^
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(
)
[LIGHT OFF/AUTO/ON] ...................... pg. 20
•Snapshot Button [SNAPSHOT]
(GR-SXM91A/SXM81A/SX51A/
SXM92ED/SXM82ED/SX52ED only) ... pg. 21
•5-Second Recording Button [5 SEC REC]
(GR-SXM71A/SXM61A/SXM75ED/
SXM72ED/SXM62ED only) ................ pg. 19
•Power Zoom Lever [T/W] .................. pg. 18
•Speaker Volume Control [VOL.]
(GR-SXM91A/SXM81A/SXM71A/
SXM61A/SXM92ED/SXM82ED/
SXM75ED/SXM72ED/SXM62ED
only) ................................................. pg. 33
•Picture Stabiliser Button
[P.STABILIZER] .................................. pg. 18
•Time Base Corrector Button ............... pg. 34
Programme AE Button [P.AE] ................ pg. 23
Fade/Wipe Button [EFFECT] ................. pg. 22
•Retake Rewind Button [RETAKE R] ..... pg. 19
•Quick Review Button [ R] ............. pg. 19
•Rewind Button [REW] ....................... pg. 33
•Retake Forward Button [RETAKE F] .... pg. 19
•Fast-Forward Button [FF] ................... pg. 33
Stop Button [STOP] .............................. pg. 33
Play/Pause Button [PLAY/PAUSE] ......... pg. 33
•Select Wheel [PUSH] ........................ pg. 24
•Bright Dial [BRIGHT]
(GR-SXM91A/SXM81A/SXM71A/
SXM61A/SXM92ED/SXM82ED/
SXM75ED/SXM72ED/SXM62ED
only) ........................................... pg. 16, 33
MENU/DISPLAY Button ................. pg. 17, 24
•Recording Mode Button [SP/LP] ......... pg. 10
•Counter Reset/Memory Button
[COUNTER R/M] .............................. pg. 34
EJECT Switch ....................................... pg. 11
Recording Start/Stop Button .................. pg. 16
Power Switch
[
, OFF, AUTO, PRO.] .............. pg. 16, 33
Battery Release Switch
[BATTERY RELEASE] .............................. pg. 7
Close Button ........................................ pg. 11
cover.
w Video Output Connector ...................... pg. 36
e Audio Output Connector ..................... pg. 36
r S-Video Output Connector ................... pg. 36
t J Terminal [JLIP (Joint Level Interface Protocol)
Connector]
•Connect the editing cable when performing
Random Assemble Editing ( pg. 44 – 47).
•It is used to connect the camcorder to a device
such as a personal computer.
For further details consult your nearest JVC
dealer.
•JLIP-controlled editing from camcorder to VCR
is not possible if the VCR is not equipped with a
J terminal.
Indicators
y Power Lamp ........................................ pg. 16
Other Parts
u
i
o
p
Q
W
E
R
T
Y
U
I
Battery Pack Mount ............................... pg. 7
Viewfinder ........................................... pg. 14
Grip Strap ............................................ pg. 14
•Camera sensor
Be careful not to cover this area; a sensor
necessary for shooting is built-in here.
•Remote Sensor .................................. pg. 40
Video Light .......................................... pg. 20
Microphone ......................................... pg. 43
Eyepiece
Speaker
(GR-SXM91A/SXM81A/SXM71A/
SXM61A/SXM92ED/SXM82ED/
SXM75ED/SXM72ED/SXM62ED
only) .................................................... pg. 33
LCD Monitor
(GR-SXM91A/SXM81A/SXM71A/
SXM61A/SXM92ED/SXM82ED/
SXM75ED/SXM72ED/SXM62ED
only) .................................................... pg. 17
Shoulder Strap Eyelets .......................... pg. 15
Clock Battery Slot .................................. pg. 8
Tripod Mounting Socket ....................... pg. 15
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INDEX Indications
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Indications During Recording
1
7
8
9
0
!
#
@
$
2 3
5
4
1 2 0M I N
S–ET
REC L P
444 TW I L I GH T
S – VHS REC .
P AU S E
T40
+0 2
Blinks when a tape is about to reach its end.
2 Recording Mode Indicator (SP/LP) ........ pg. 10
3, 8 Programme AE Indicator .................. pg. 23
Displayed at 3 for approx. 2 seconds when
Programme AE with special effects is switched
from one mode to another by pressing P.AE., then
only the indicator remains at 8.
3, 9 Fade/Wipe-Standby Indicator .......... pg. 22
Displayed at 3 for approx. 2 seconds when the
Fade/Wipe is switched from one effect to another
by pressing EFFECT, then only the indicator
remains at 9.
4 Recording Format Indicator (S/S-ET) ..... pg. 12
5 Tape Length Indicator .......................... pg. 10
6 Zoom Indicator Bar .............................. pg. 18
Zoom Level Indicator
Approximate Zoom Ratio
7 Recording Indicator ............................. pg. 16
%
^
&
MWB
5M I N
1 / 2S
BR I GH T – – – – – –6– – – – – +
CONGRA T U L A T I ON S
25. 12. 99
11 : 45 : 18
1 Tape Remaining Time .......................... pg. 17
6
1X
*
a
(
b
0 Picture Stabiliser Indicator .................... pg. 18
! • Interval Time/Recording Time
@
#
$
%
^
&
*
(
Indicator ..................................... pg. 28, 48
• 5 Sec. Rec Mode Indicator
(GR-SXM71A/SXM61A/SXM75ED/
SXM72ED/SXM62ED only) ................. pg. 19
Bright Level Indicator
(GR-SXM91A/SXM81A/SXM71A/
SXM61A/SXM92ED/SXM82ED/
SXM75ED/SXM72ED/SXM62ED
only) .................................................... pg. 16
Instant Title Display ............................. pg. 27
Date/Time Display ............................... pg. 27
Focus Indicator .................................... pg. 31
Exposure Control Level Counter ........... pg. 30
White Balance Mode Indicator ............. pg. 32
S-VHS/S-VHS ET Recording Indicator ... pg. 12
Record–Standby Mode Indicator .......... pg. 16
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Indications During Playback
1 23
4 56 7 8
S – E T SP 4
–1 : 23 : 45
T BC
MONO T ON E
AT
2
3
4
5
6
7
M– 0 : 1 2 : 3 4
8
9
VO L UME
– – – – – –6– – – – – +
0
Warning Indications
Indications
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1 •
9
0
: Cassette Indicator
Displayed when a tape is loaded.
• w: Insert Editing Indicator ........................... pg. 42
Displayed during Insert Editing.
TBC Indicator ................................................ pg. 34
Playback Special Effect Indicator
(GR-SXM91A/SXM81A/SX51A/
SXM92ED/SXM82ED/SX52ED only) ............... pg. 34
Recording Format Indicator (S/S-ET) ............... pg. 12
Tape Counter ........................................... pg. 34, 42
Recording Mode Indicator (SP/LP) .................. pg. 10
Tape Running Indicator
4
: Playback
3 : Fast-Forward/Shuttle Search
2 : Rewind/Shuttle Search
6
: Pause
e4 : Audio Dubbing
Tracking Indicator .......................................... pg. 34
Tape Counter ................................................. pg. 42
Displayed only during Insert Editing.
• BRIGHT: Bright Level Indicator
(GR-SXM91A/SXM81A/SXM71A/
SXM61A/SXM92ED/SXM82ED/
SXM75ED/SXM72ED/SXM62ED only) ......... pg. 33
• VOLUME: Speaker Volume Indicator
(GR-SXM91A/SXM81A/SXM71A/
SXM61A/SXM92ED/SXM82ED/
SXM75ED/SXM72ED/SXM62ED only) ......... pg. 33
Function
Displays the battery remaining power.
Remaining power level: high. It does not necessarily mean that the battery
pack is fully charged.
Remaining power level: exhausted
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.
( pg. 11)
Blinks for approx. 10 seconds when the power is turned on. This display also blinks when
the clock (lithium) battery is either not installed or has discharged. Install or replace the
old battery with a new one.
( pg. 8)
( pg. 17)
TAPE END
Appears when the tape ends during recording, playback or fast-forward.
LENS COVER
Blinks for approx. 5 seconds when the camcorder is turned on with the lens cover closed.
( pg. 16)
CONDENSATION
OPERATION PAUSED
PLEASE WAIT
HEAD CLEANING
REQUIRED
USE CLEANING
CASSETTE
E01—E06
UNIT IN
SAFEGUARD MODE
REMOVE AND
REATTACH BATTERY
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.
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.
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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SPECIFICATIONS
EN
Camcorder
General
Format
: S-VHS/VHS PAL standard
Power source
: DC 6.0 V
Power consumption
LCD monitor* off, viewfinder on : 4.1 W (GR-SXM91A/SXM81A/SXM92ED/SXM82ED/SXM75ED)
4.2 W (GR-SXM71A/SXM61A/SXM72ED/SXM62ED)
3.7 W (GR-SX51A/SX52ED)
LCD monitor* on, viewfinder off : 4.6 W (GR-SXM91A/SXM81A/SXM71A/SXM61A/SXM92ED/SXM82ED/
SXM75ED/SXM72ED/SXM62ED)
LCD monitor* on, viewfinder on : 5.1 W (GR-SXM91A/SXM81A/SXM92ED/SXM82ED/SXM75ED)
5.2 W (GR-SXM71A/SXM61A/SXM72ED/SXM62ED)
Video light
: 3.0 W
* GR-SXM91A/SXM81A/SXM71A/SXM61A/SXM92ED/SXM82ED/SXM75ED/SXM72ED/SXM62ED only.
Signal system
: PAL-type
Video recording system
Luminance
: FM recording
Colour
: Converted sub-carrier direct recording
Conforms to VHS standard
Cassette
:
/
cassette
Tape speed
SP
: 23.39 mm/sec.
LP
: 11.70 mm/sec.
Recording time (max.)
SP
: 60 minutes
LP
: 120 minutes (with EC-60 cassette)
Operating temperature
: 0°C to 40°C
Operating humidity
: 35% to 80%
Storage temperature
: –20°C to 50°C
Weight
: Approx. 980 g (GR-SXM71A/SXM72ED)
Approx. 970 g (GR-SXM61A/SXM62ED)
Approx. 940 g (GR-SXM91A/SXM81A/SXM92ED/SXM82ED/SXM75ED)
Approx. 830 g (GR-SX51A/SX52ED)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
: 198 mm x 119 mm x 99 mm (GR-SXM91A/SXM81A/SXM71A/SXM61A/
SXM92ED/SXM82ED/SXM75ED/SXM72ED/SXM62ED)
198 mm x 119 mm x 91 mm (GR-SX51A/SX52ED)
(with the LCD monitor* closed and with the viewfinder fully tilted
downward)
* GR-SXM91A/SXM81A/SXM71A/SXM61A/SXM92ED/SXM82ED/SXM75ED/SXM72ED/SXM62ED only.
Pickup
: 1/4" format CCD
Lens
: F1.6, f = 3.9 mm to 62.4 mm, 16:1 power zoom lens with auto iris and
macro control, filter diameter 40.5 mm
Viewfinder
: Electronic viewfinder with 0.55" colour LCD (GR-SXM91A/SXM81A/
SXM92ED/SXM82ED/SXM75ED)
Electronic viewfinder with 0.5" black/white CRT (GR-SXM71A/SXM61A/
SX51A/SXM72ED/SXM62ED/SX52ED)
White balance adjustment
: Auto/Manual adjustment
LCD monitor
: 3" diagonally measured, LCD panel/TFT active matrix system
(GR-SXM91A/SXM81A/SXM71A/
(GR-SXM91A/SXM71A/SXM92ED/SXM72ED)
SXM61A/SXM92ED/SXM82ED/
2.5" diagonally measured, LCD panel/TFT active matrix system
SXM75ED/SXM72ED/SXM62ED only) (GR-SXM81A/SXM61A/SXM82ED/SXM75ED/SXM62ED)
Speaker
: Monaural
(GR-SXM91A/SXM81A/SXM71A/
SXM61A/SXM92ED/SXM82ED/
SXM75ED/SXM72ED/SXM62ED only)
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Connectors
JLIP
Video
Audio
S-Video
: ø3.5 mm, 4-pole, mini-head jack (compatible with RC-5325 plug)
: 1 V (p-p), 75 Ω unbalanced, analogue output (via Video output
connector)
: 300 mV (rms), 1 kΩ analogue output (via Audio output connector)
: Y : 1 V (p-p), 75 Ω, analogue output
C : 0.29 V (p-p), 75 Ω, analogue output
AC Power Adapter/Charger AA-V16ED
Power requirement
Power consumption
Output
Charge
VTR
Charging system
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Weight
: AC 110 V to 240 V`, 50 Hz/60 Hz
: 23 W
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Weight
Accessory
: 188 mm x 25 mm x 104 mm
: Approx. 240 g
: “R6 (AA)”-size battery x 1
: DC 8.5 V
, 1.3 A
: DC 6.3 V
, 1.8 A
: Constant current, peak detection, timer controlled
: 125 mm x 42 mm x 68 mm
: Approx. 270 g
Cassette Adapter C-P7U
Optional Accessories
•Battery Packs BN-V12U, BN-V20U, BN-V856U
•Car Battery Charger BH-V3E
•Compact S-VHS (
) Cassettes SE-C45/30
•Compact VHS (
) Cassettes EC-60/45/30
•Remote Control Unit RM-V700U
•Active Carrying Bag CB-V7U
Some accessories are not available in some areas. Please consult your nearest JVC dealer for details on
accessories and their availability.
Specifications shown are for SP mode unless otherwise indicated.
E & O.E. Design and specifications subject to change without notice.
EN
GR-SXM91A
GR-SXM81A
GR-SXM71A
GR-SXM61A
GR-SX51A
GR-SXM92ED
GR-SXM82ED
GR-SXM75ED
GR-SXM72ED
GR-SXM62ED
GR-SX52ED
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