Specifications | Dell W3707C Flat Panel Television User Manual

INSTRUCTIONS
ENGLISH
LYT1080-001A
COMPACT VHS CAMCORDER
GR-AXM246
UC
Printed in Malaysia
1102-DY-YL-PJ
COPYRIGHT© 2002 VICTOR COMPANY OF JAPAN, LTD
Dear Customer,
Thank you for purchasing the JVC Compact VHS camcorder. Before use, please read
“PRECAUTIONS” ( pg. 3, 4) to ensure safe use of this product.
AUTOMATIC DEMONSTRATION
Automatic Demonstration takes place when “DEMO MODE” is set to “ON”
(factory-preset).
• Available when the Power Switch ! is set to “ ” or “ ” while pressing down the Lock Button 0
located on the switch.
• Performing any operation during the demonstration stops the demonstration temporarily. If no operation
is performed for more than 1 minute after that, the demonstration will resume.
• “DEMO MODE” remains “ON” even if the camcorder power is turned off.
• To cancel Automatic Demonstration, set the Power Switch ! to “ ” and press the MENU Wheel 1 in
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 MENU Wheel 1 to select “OFF” and press it.
NOTES:
• When a tape whose Erase Protection tab is in the position that allows recording is loaded in the
camcorder, demonstration is not available.
• If you do not detach the Lens Cap, you cannot see the actual changes of the Automatic Demonstration
activated on the LCD monitor or viewfinder.
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PROVIDED ACCESSORIES
• AC Adapter
• Cassette Adapter
C-P7U
AP-V13U or AP-V11U
• Shoulder Strap
• Lens Cap
• Battery Pack
BN-V11U
• AA (R6) Battery
(for Cassette Adapter)
NOTE:
In order to maintain optimum performance of the camcorder, provided cables may be equipped with
one or more core filter. If a cable has only one core filter, the end that is closest to the filter should be
connected to the camcorder.
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PRECAUTIONS
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
CAUTIONS
CAUTION
• This camcorder is designed to be used with
NTSC-type color television signals. It cannot be
used for playback with a television of a different
standard. However, live recording and LCD
monitor/viewfinder playback are possible anywhere.
• Use the JVC BN-V11U/V12U/V20U/V400U
battery packs and, to recharge them or to supply
power to the camcorder from an AC outlet, use
the provided multi-voltage AC Adapter.
(An appropriate conversion adapter may be
necessary to accommodate different designs of
AC outlets in different countries.)
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
CAUTION:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an
equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the
presence of uninsulated "dangerous voltage" within the
product's enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude
to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is
intended to alert the user to the presence of important
operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in
the literature accompanying the appliance.
NOTES:
• The rating plate (serial number plate) and safety
caution are on the bottom and/or the back of the
main unit.
• The rating information and safety caution of the
AC Adapter are on its upper and lower sides.
WARNING:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE
OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT
EXPOSE THIS APPARATUS TO
RAIN OR MOISTURE.
ATTENTION:
The product that you have purchased is powered
by a rechargeable battery. The battery is recyclable. At the end of its useful life, under various state
and local laws, it may be illegal to dispose of this
battery into the municipal waste stream. Check
with your local solid waste officials for details in
your area for recycling options or proper disposal.
This product has a fluorescent lamp that
contains a small amount of mercury. Disposal of
these materials may be regulated in your
community due to environmental considerations.
For disposal or recycling information please
contact your local authorities, or the Electronics
Industries Alliance:
<http://www.eiae.org>
Cassettes marked
can be used with this camcorder.
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The EPA certified RBRC® Battery Recycling Seal on the nickel-cadmium (Ni-Cd) battery indicates JVC
is voluntarily participating in an industry program to collect and recycle these batteries at the end of
their useful life, when taken out of service in the United States. The RBRC® program provides a
convenient alternative to placing used Ni-Cd batteries into the trash or the municipal waste stream,
which may be illegal in your area. Please call 1-800-8-BATTERY™ for information on Ni-Cd battery
recycling and disposal bans/restrictions in your area. JVC’s involvement in this program is part of our
commitment to preserving our environment and conserving our natural resources.
When the equipment is installed in a cabinet or on a shelf, make sure that it has sufficient space on all
sides to allow for ventilation (10 cm (3-15/16") or more on both sides, on top and at the rear).
Do not block the ventilation holes.
(If the ventilation holes are blocked by a newspaper, or cloth etc. the heat may not be able to get out.)
No naked flame sources, such as lighted candles, should be placed on the apparatus.
When discarding batteries, environmental problems must be considered and the local rules or laws
governing the disposal of these batteries must be followed strictly.
The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing.
Do not use this equipment in a bathroom or places with water.
Also do not place any containers filled with water or liquids (such as cosmetics or medicines, flower
vases, potted plants, cups etc.) on top of this unit.
(If water or liquid is allowed to enter this equipment, fire or electric shock may be caused.)
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
(1) Read these instructions.
(6) Clean only with dry cloth.
(10) Use only with the cart, stand,
tripod, bracket, or table
specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the
apparatus. When a cart is
used, use caution when
moving the cart/apparatus combination to
avoid injury from tip-over.
(7) Do not block any ventilation openings. Install
in accordance with the
manufacturer’s instructions.
(11) Unplug this apparatus during lightning
storms or when unused for long periods of
time.
(8) Do not install near any heat sources such as
radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other
apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce
heat.
(12) Refer all servicing to qualified service
personnel. Servicing is required when the
apparatus has been damaged in any way,
such as power-supply cord or plug is
damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects
have fallen into the apparatus, the
apparatus has been exposed to rain or
moisture, does not operate normally, or has
been dropped.
(2) Keep these instructions.
(3) Heed all warnings.
(4) Follow all instructions.
(5) Do not use this apparatus near water.
(9) Only use attachments/accessories specified
by the manufacturer.
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INDEX
A
P
AC Adapter ................................................................. pg. 6
Animation Recording ................................................ pg. 21
Auto Date Record .................................................... pg. 20
Auto Focus ............................................................... pg. 12
Auto Shut Off ........................................................... pg. 11
Picture Stabilizer ...................................................... pg. 18
Playback .................................................................. pg. 11
Program AE with Special Effects ............................. pg. 24
Provided Accessories ................................................ pg. 2
B
Quick Review ........................................................... pg. 13
Q
Backlight Compensation .......................................... pg. 12
Battery Pack ......................................................... pg. 6, 26
Blue Filter Effect ...................................................... pg. 24
Brighten The Image ................................................. pg. 18
Brighten The LCD Monitor .................................. pg. 11,12
R
Recording, Advanced Features .......................... pg. 23, 24
Recording, Start/Stop ............................................... pg. 11
Recording Mode ....................................................... pg. 20
Record-Standby ....................................................... pg. 11
Red Filter Effect ....................................................... pg. 24
Retake ...................................................................... pg. 13
Rewind The Tape ..................................................... pg. 11
C
Cassette Adapter ..................................................... pg. 16
Charge Marker ........................................................... pg. 6
Charging The Battery Pack ........................................ pg. 6
Clean The Camcorder .............................................. pg. 27
Connection To a VCR/TV ......................................... pg. 15
Counter Memory ...................................................... pg. 14
S
Sepia Mode .............................................................. pg. 24
Shoulder Strap Attachment ........................................ pg. 8
Solarization Effect .................................................... pg. 24
Specifications ........................................................... pg. 28
Sports Mode ............................................................. pg. 24
Still Playback ............................................................ pg. 11
Stretch Effect ........................................................... pg. 24
Super LoLux (S.LX) ................................................. pg. 20
D
Darken The Image ................................................... pg. 18
Darken The LCD Monitor ................................... pg. 11, 22
Date/Time Display .................................................... pg. 20
Date/Time Settings ..................................................... pg. 7
Demonstration Mode ............................................ pg. 1, 22
Digital Effects ........................................................... pg. 24
Digital Zoom ............................................................. pg. 20
Diopter Adjustment ..................................................... pg. 8
T
Tape Counter ........................................................... pg. 14
Tape Dubbing ........................................................... pg. 15
Tape Length Setting ................................................. pg. 20
Tele Macro ............................................................... pg. 21
Time Base Corrector ............................................... pg. 14
Time-Lapse Shooting ............................................... pg. 21
Tracking ................................................................... pg. 14
Tripod Mounting ......................................................... pg. 8
Twilight Mode ........................................................... pg. 24
E
Electronic Fog Filter Mode ....................................... pg. 24
Erase Protection ........................................................ pg. 8
Exposure Control ..................................................... pg. 18
F
Fade-In/Out .............................................................. pg. 23
Fast-Forward Tape ................................................... pg. 11
5-Second Recording Mode ...................................... pg. 12
U
Unload A Tape ............................................................ pg. 8
G
V
Grip Adjustment ......................................................... pg. 8
Viewfinder Adjustment ............................................... pg. 8
H
W
High Speed Shutter Mode ........................................ pg. 24
White Balance Adjustment ....................................... pg. 19
Wide Mode ............................................................... pg. 20
Wipe-In/Out .............................................................. pg. 23
I
Instant Titles ............................................................. pg. 19
Z
L
Zooming ................................................................... pg. 13
LCD Monitor/Viewfinder, Indications .............. pg. 9, 10, 17
Load A Tape ............................................................... pg. 8
M
Manual Focus .......................................................... pg. 12
Menu Screen .................................................... pg. 18 – 22
Monotone Effect ....................................................... pg. 24
Mosaic Effect ........................................................... pg. 24
N
ND Effect Mode ........................................................ pg. 24
Nega/Posi Mode ...................................................... pg. 24
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GETTING STARTED
USING THE BATTERY PACK
Perform step 1) of “CHARGING THE BATTERY
PACK”.
Hook on.
Approximate recording time (unit: min.)
Viewfinder on
LCD monitor on
BN-V11U
85
75
BN-V12U
(optional)
85
75
BN-V20U
(optional)
140
125
BN-V400U
(optional)
330
300
Battery pack
Push in.
BATTERY RELEASE Switch
Power Switch
USING AC POWER
Battery pack
Connect the AC Adapter to the camcorder ( step
2) and 3) of “CHARGING THE BATTERY PACK”).
• The provided AC Adapter features automatic
voltage selection in the AC range from 110 V to
240 V.
To DC IN
connector
ATTENTION
To AC outlet
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.
AC Adapter
CHARGING THE BATTERY PACK
REFRESH:
1) Hook the end of the battery pack to the
camcorder and push the battery in until it locks
in place.
• If the battery pack is attached in the wrong
position, a malfunction may occur.
2) Set the Power Switch ! to “OFF” while pressing
down the Lock Button 0 located on the switch.
Connect the AC Adapter to the DC IN connector
8.
3) Plug the AC Adapter into an AC outlet. The
CHARGE lamp * blinks to indicate charging
has started.
4) When the CHARGE lamp * stops blinking but
stays lit, charging is finished. Unplug the AC
Adapter from the AC outlet. Disconnect the AC
Adapter from the camcorder.
Be sure to fully discharge a battery pack before
recharging, otherwise the battery performance will
be reduced.
1) Perform steps 1) through 3) of “CHARGING
THE BATTERY PACK”.
2) Press REFRESH ( for over 2 seconds. The
POWER lamp @ blinks to indicate discharging
has started.
3) When discharging is finished, charging automatically starts and the CHARGE lamp *
blinks.
Charge marker helps you remember
whether the battery pack has been
charged or not. Two colours are provided
(red and black)—you choose which one
means charged and which means
discharged.
To Detach The Battery Pack . . .
... slide BATTERY RELEASE 7 and pull out the
battery pack.
Battery pack
Charging time
BN-V11U
approx. 1 hr. 40 min.
BN-V12U (optional)
approx. 1 hr. 40 min.
BN-V20U (optional)
approx. 2 hrs. 40 min.
BN-V400U (optional)
approx. 5 hrs. 10 min.
Charging times are for a fully discharged battery pack.
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STORE BATTERY:
Date/Time Settings
Be sure to fully discharge a battery pack by
performing the following step storing it for a long
period of time, otherwise the battery performance
will be reduced.
1) Attach the battery to the camcorder with no
cassette inserted.
2) Set the Power Switch ! to “ ” or “ ” while
pressing down the Lock Button 0 located on the
switch.
1) Set the Power Switch ! to “ ” while pressing
down the Lock Button 0 located on the switch.
2) Press the MENU Wheel 1 in. The Menu Screen
appears.
3) Rotate the MENU Wheel 1 to select
“4TO SYSTEM MENU” and press it to display
SYSTEM MENU. Rotate the MENU Wheel 1 to
select “4NEXT” and press it to display the next
page.
4) Rotate the MENU Wheel 1 to select “DATE/
TIME” and press it. The DATE/TIME Menu
appears.
5) To set “YEAR”, “MONTH”, “DAY” or “TIME”
(hour/minute), rotate the MENU Wheel 1 to
select the desired item, and press it. When the
setting begins blinking, rotate the MENU Wheel
1 until the correct setting appears and then
press it. The setting stops blinking.
6) When none of these settings (“YEAR”,
“MONTH”, “DAY”, “TIME”) blinks, rotate the
MENU Wheel 1 to select “4EXIT”, and press it.
The Menu Screen reappears with the highlight
bar on “4RETURN”.
7) Press the MENU Wheel 1 in to close the Menu
Screen.
• To display the date and time in the camcorder’s
display and on a connected TV, see DATE/TIME
DISP. ( pg. 21) in SYSTEM MENU.
• The date/time cannot be stored in memory if the
built-in clock battery runs out. Consult an authorised JVC dealer for replacement, or set the date/
time as necessary before you start shooting.
• During charging or discharging, the camcorder
cannot be operated.
• Charging and discharging is not possible if the
wrong type of battery is used.
• When charging the battery pack for the first time
or after a long storage period, the CHARGE lamp
* may not light. Remove the battery pack from
the camcorder, then try charging again.
• If a fully-charged battery’s operation time remains
extremely short, the battery is worn out. Please
purchase a new one.
• Perform charging where the temperature is
between 10°C and 35°C (50°F and 95°F). 20°C to
25°C (68°F to 77°F) is the ideal temperature range
for charging. If the environment is too cold,
charging may be incomplete.
• Charging time varies according to the ambient
temperature and the status of the battery pack.
• Since the AC Adapter processes electricity
internally, it becomes warm during use. Be sure to
use it only in well-ventilated areas.
• The following operation stops charging or
discharging:
• Set the Power Switch ! to “PLAY”, “ ” or “ ”.
• Disconnect the AC Adapter from the camcorder.
• Unplug the AC Adapter’s power cord from the
AC outlet.
• Detach the battery from the camcorder.
• Using the optional AA-V15 AC Power Adapter/
Charger, you can charge the BN-V11U/V12U/
V20U/V400U battery pack without the camcorder.
However, it cannot be used as an AC adapter.
• To avoid interference with reception, do not use
the AC Adapter near a radio.
• Recording time is reduced significantly when
Zoom or Record-Standby mode is engaged
repeatedly or the LCD monitor is used repeatedly.
• Before extended use, it is recommended that you
prepare enough battery packs to cover 3 times the
planned shooting time.
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YEAR
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12-hour
indication with
AM or PM
Grip Adjustment
Tripod Mounting
1) Separate the Velcro strip.
2) Pass your right hand through the loop and grasp
the grip.
3) Adjust so that your thumb and fingers can easily
operate the Recording Start/Stop Button 9 and
Power Zoom Lever 3. Refasten the Velcro strip.
Align the screw and camera direction stud on the
tripod with the tripod mounting socket o. 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.
3
9
Velcro
Strip
Loading/Unloading A Cassette
Viewfinder Adjustment
1) Set the Power Switch ! to “ ” or “ ” while
pressing down the Lock Button 0 located on the
1) Open the LCD monitor fully and keep it aligned
vertically with the camera (do not tilt it at an
angle). Slide EJECT & until the cassette holder
opens. Do not use force to open.
2) Insert or remove a cassette. When inserting,
make sure the label is facing outward.
l
appears when a cassette is loaded.
3) Press the Close button t to close the cassette
holder until it locks into place. Close the LCD
monitor.
• Closing the LCD monitor while the cassette holder
is still open may cause damage to the LCD
monitor.
• Make sure the erase protection tab is in the
position that allows recording. If not, slide the tab.
Some cassettes have removable tabs. If the tab
has been removed, cover the hole with adhesive
tape.
• The cassette holder cannot be opened while the
camcorder is in the record mode or detached from
the power source.
switch.
2) Turn the Dioptre Adjustment Control y until the
indications in the viewfinder are clearly focused.
y
!
180°
o
0
PAUSE
Cassette holder
Shoulder Strap Attachment
Thread the strap through the eyelet e, then fold it
&
Gear
back and thread it through the buckle. Repeat the
procedure to attach the other end of the strap to
the other eyelet e, making sure the strap is not
twisted. Adjust the length.
Turn to
take up
slack.
t
Erase Protection tab
e
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CONTROLS, CONNECTORS AND INDICATORS
Eyepiece
1 2 3 4
Refer to this diagram while reading the instructions.
During
shooting
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Keep the lens
cap attached to
the camcorder.
5
6
7
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Cassette holder
89 0 !
Viewfinder
e
90°
180°
y
Speaker
Turn the gear to
take up slack.
r
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t
e
LCD monitor
180°
Erase
protection tab
o
i
Microphone
LCD Monitor/Viewfinder Indications
During Recording
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G
1 • MENU Wheel [–, +] ................................ pg. 18
• BRIGHT Wheel [–, +] .............................. pg. 11
• Speaker Volume Control [VOL.] ............. pg. 11
• TRACKING Wheel [–, +] ........................ pg. 14
2 5-Second Recording Button
[5 SEC. REC] ........................................... pg. 12
3 Power Zoom Lever [T/W] ......................... pg. 13
4 • Manual Focus Button [ FOCUS] ........ pg. 12
• Time Base Corrector Button [TBC] ........ pg. 14
5 Audio Output Connector [A] ..................... pg. 15
6 Video Output Connector [V] ..................... pg. 15
7 Battery Release Switch
[BATTERY RELEASE] ............................... pg. 6
8 DC IN Connector ....................................... pg. 6
9 Recording Start/Stop Button ..................... pg. 11
0 Lock Button ............................................... pg. 11
! Power Switch [PLAY, OFF, , ] ........... pg. 11
@ POWER Lamp ........................................... pg. 6
# Digital Effect Button [DIGIFECT] ............. pg. 24
$ Programme AE Button [P.AE] .................. pg. 24
% Play/Pause Button .................................... pg. 11
^ • Retake Forward Button [RETAKE F] ..... pg. 13
• Fast-Forward Button [F] .......................... pg. 11
& EJECT Switch ............................................ pg. 8
* CHARGE Lamp ......................................... pg. 6
( REFRESH Button ...................................... pg. 6
) • Fade/Wipe Button [FADE/WIPE] ........... pg. 23
• Counter Reset/Memory Button
[COUNTER R/M] ................................... pg. 14
q • Retake Rewind Button [RETAKE R] ...... pg. 13
R] ................. pg. 13
• Quick Review Button [
• Rewind Button [R] ................................... pg. 11
w • Stop Button [STOP] ................................ pg. 11
• Backlight Compensation Button
[BACK LIGHT] ....................................... pg. 12
e Shoulder Strap Eyelets .............................. pg. 8
r Battery Pack Mount ................................... pg. 6
t Close Button .............................................. pg. 8
y Dioptre Adjustment Control ........................ pg. 8
u Camera Sensor
Be careful not to cover this area; a sensor
necessary for shooting is built-in here.
i Grip Strap .................................................. pg. 8
o Tripod Mounting Socket ............................. pg. 8
p Tape Remaining Time .............................. pg. 21
Q Recording Mode Indicator ....................... pg. 20
W Backlight Compensation Indicator ........... pg. 12
E • Digital Effect Indicator ............................ pg. 24
• Programme AE Indicator ....................... pg. 24
• Fade/Wipe-Standby Indicator ................ pg. 23
R Tape Length Indicator .............................. pg. 20
T Zoom Indicator Bar .................................. pg. 13
Zoom Level Indicator
Approximate Zoom Ratio
Y Recording Indicator .................................. pg. 11
U Digital Effect Indicator .............................. pg. 24
I Programme AE Indicator ......................... pg. 24
O Fade/Wipe-Standby Indicator .................. pg. 23
P Picture Stabiliser Indicator ....................... pg. 18
a • Interval Time/Recording Time Indicator .... pg. 21
• 5 Sec. Rec Mode Indicator .................... pg. 12
s Bright Level Indicator .......................... pg. 11, 22
d Instant Title Display ................................. pg. 19
f Date/Time Display ................................... pg. 20
g Focus Indicator ........................................ pg. 12
h Exposure Control Level Counter ............. pg. 18
j White Balance Mode Indicator ................. pg. 19
k Record-Standby Mode Indicator ............... pg. 11
l
: Cassette Indicator ............................. pg. 8
; TBC Indicator ........................................... pg. 14
A Tape Counter ........................................... pg. 14
S Recording Mode Indicator (SP/EP) ......... pg. 20
D Tape Running Indicator
4 : Playback
3 : Fast-Forward/Shuttle Search
2 : Rewind/Shuttle Search
6 : Pause
F Tracking Indicator .................................... pg. 14
G • BRIGHT: Bright Level Indicator ............... pg. 11
• VOLUME: Speaker Volume Indicator ...... pg. 11
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RECORDING
PLAYBACK
Set REC MODE, TAPE LENGTH and DATE/TIME
in SYSTEM MENU.
( pg. 18 – 22, “MENU SETTINGS”)
1
1 Remove the lens cap. Set the Power Switch !
to “ ” or “ ” while pressing down the Lock
Button 0 located on the switch.
Shooting while using the viewfinder: Make sure
the LCD monitor is closed and locked.
Shooting while using the LCD monitor: Make
sure the LCD monitor is fully open.
The camcorder enters the Record-Standby mode
and “PAUSE” k is displayed.
• The viewfinder and LCD monitor cannot be used
simultaneously on this camcorder. Therefore,
when opening the LCD monitor and tilting it
upward to 180 degrees, you cannot view any
image in the viewfinder, however you can shoot
yourself while viewing your own image in the LCD
monitor.
2
Press the Recording Start/Stop Button 9.
Y appears while recording is in progress.
• To stop recording, press the Recording Start/Stop
Button 9. The camcorder re-enters the RecordStandby mode.
To Adjust The Brightness Of The LCD Monitor:
When the Power Switch ! is set to “ ”, adjust
“LCD BRIGHT” in SYSTEM MENU ( pg. 18, 22).
When the Power Switch ! is set to “ ” or
“OFF”, this adjustment cannot be performed.
Load a tape ( pg. 8, “Loading/Unloading A
Cassette”).
2 Set the Power Switch ! to “PLAY” while
pressing down the Lock Button 0 located on the
switch. To start playback, press 4/6 %.
To stop playback temporarily (Still Playback), press
4/6 %. To stop playback, press 5 w. Press 2
q to rewind, or 3 ^ to fast-forward the tape.
High-speed picture search (Shuttle Search) is
possible by pressing 2 q or 3 ^ during
playback (holding 2 q or 3 ^ down during
playback continues search until released). To
resume normal playback, press 4/6 %.
For VIDEO RECORDING/VIDEO PLAYBACK
• The camcorder shuts off automatically after about
5 minutes in the Record-Standby or Stop mode.
To turn on again, set the Power Switch ! to
“OFF”, then to “ ”, “ ” or “PLAY”.
• When the Power Switch ! is set to “ ”, “ ” or
“PLAY” and the LCD monitor is opened at an
angle of 60 degrees or more, the LCD monitor
switches on and the viewfinder switches off
automatically to save power.
• The playback picture can be viewed in the
viewfinder (with the LCD monitor shut), on the
LCD monitor or on a connected TV ( pg. 15,
“Connections To A TV/VCR”).
• To remove the indications, pg. 20, 21, DISPLAY or OSD OUTPUT in SYSTEM MENU.
• To control the speaker volume, rotate the MENU
Wheel 1 towards “+” to turn up, or towards “–” to
turn down. While shooting, sound is not heard
from the speaker.
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BASIC FEATURES
Backlight Compensation
5Sec. Rec (5-sec. Recording)
To record a scene for 5 seconds, providing quick
scene transitions like those seen in TV
programmes.
1) Make sure the recording mode is set to “SP”.
2) During Record–Standby, press 5SEC. REC 2.
5S a appears and 5Sec. Rec is reserved.
3) Press the Recording Start/Stop Button 9.
Recording starts, and after 5-second recording
is finished, the camcorder re-enters the Record–
Standby mode automatically.
4) To cancel the 5Sec. Rec. function, press 5SEC.
REC 2 again so that
5S a disappears.
• Fade/Wipe ( pg. 23) cannot be activated by
pressing 5SEC. REC 2.
To quickly increase the brightness of the subject
relative to the background.
1) Press BACK LIGHT w during recording. “ ” is
displayed and the subject is brightened.
2) To cancel Backlight Compensation, press BACK
LIGHT w again. “ ” disappears and the
brightness returns to the previous level.
• Backlight Compensation functions in both
recording modes (“ ” or “ ”).
• Using BACK LIGHT w may make the subject too
bright, resulting in a washed out or white image.
• BACK LIGHT w cannot be used when the
manual Exposure Control mode ( pg. 18) is
engaged.
Auto/Manual Focus
If correct focus cannot be obtained with Auto
Focus, use Manual Focus.
1) Set the Power Switch ! to “ ” while pressing
down the Lock Button 0 located on the switch.
2) Press
FOCUS 4. “
” appears.
3) To focus on a distant subject, rotate the MENU
Wheel 1 upward. “ ” appears and blinks.
To focus on a close subject, rotate the MENU
Wheel 1 downward. “ ” appears and blinks.
4) To cancel the Manual Focus, press
FOCUS
4. “
” disappears and the Auto Focus is
applied.
• When the focus level cannot be adjusted any
farther or closer, “ ” or “ ” will blink.
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Zooming
Quick Review
To produce the zoom in/out effect. Digital circuitry
extends the maximum magnification offered by
optical zoom. This system is called Digital Zoom.
• Slide the Power Zoom Lever 3 towards “T” to
zoom in, or “W” to zoom out.
• The further you slide the Power Zoom Lever 3,
the quicker the zoom action.
• Focusing may become unstable during Zooming.
In this case, set the zoom while in Record–
Standby, lock the focus by using the manual focus
( pg. 12, “Auto/Manual Focus”), then zoom in
or out in Record mode.
• The zoom level indicator T- moves during
zoom. Once the zoom level indiator Treaches the top, all magnification from that point
is through digital processing.
• When using Digital Zoom, the quality of image
may suffer. To deactivate Digital Zoom, set
“D.ZOOM” ( pg. 20) to “OFF” in SYSTEM
MENU.
To check the end of the last recording.
1) Make sure the camcorder is in the Record–
Standby mode.
2) Press 2 q and release quickly.
Tape is rewound for approx. 1 second and
played back automatically, then pauses in
Record–Standby mode for the next shot.
• Distortion may occur at the start of playback. This
is normal.
Retake
To re-record certain segments.
1) Make sure the camcorder is in the Record–
Standby mode.
2) Press and hold either RETAKE ^ or q to reach
the start point for new recording. Pressing 3
^ forwards the tape and pressing 2 q
reverses it.
3) Press the Recording Start/Stop Button 9 to
start recording.
• Noise bars appear and pictures may become
monochrome or darken during Retake. This is
normal.
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Tracking
Counter Memory
Eliminates noise bars that appear on-screen during
playback. To activate Manual Tracking:
1) Press the TRACKING Wheel 1 for approx.
2 seconds. “MT” F appears.
2) Rotate the TRACKING Wheel 1 so that the
noise bars disappear.
• To return to Auto Tracking, press the TRACKING
Wheel 1 for approx. 2 seconds or set the Power
Switch ! to “OFF” and then “PLAY” again. “AT”
F blinks. When Auto Tracking finishes, the
indication disappears.
• When noise bars appear during playback, the
camcorder enters the Auto Tracking mode and
“AT” F appears.
• Manual Tracking may not work with tapes
recorded on other VCRs or camcorders.
Makes it easier to locate a specific tape segment.
1) Press COUNTER R/M ) and hold for more than
1 second. The counter A resets to “0:00:00”.
2) Press COUNTER R/M ) for less than 1 second.
“M” appears.
3) After recording or playback, press 5 w, then
2 q. The tape automatically stops at or close
to 0:00:00.
4) Press 4/6 % to start playback.
• The counter memory functions in the FastForward and Rewind modes.
• To disable the counter memory function, press
COUNTER R/M ) for less than 1 second so that
“M” disappears.
TBC (Time Base Corrector)
Removes jitter from fluctuating video signals to
deliver a stable picture even with old tapes.
To activate/release the TBC mode, press TBC 4
during playback for more than 1 second. 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, and white while TBC
is not operative.
• TBC does not work during Still Playback and
Shuttle Search ( pg. 11).
• It may take a few seconds before TBC actually
starts working.
• The picture may be distorted if the TBC mode is
activated or deactivated at the edit-in/-out points
or when normal playback resumes after Still
Playback or Shuttle Search ( pg. 11).
• If the playback picture is distorted when TBC is
set to on, turn off TBC.
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Connections To A TV/VCR
Tape Dubbing
1) Make sure all units are turned off.
2) Connect the camcorder to a TV or VCR using
the optional video and audio cables. If using
both TV and VCR, connect the VCR output to
the TV input.
3) Turn on all units. Set the VCR to its AUX input
mode, and set the TV to its VIDEO mode.
• Use the AC Adapter as the power supply.
• Be sure to 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.
1) Connect the camcorder and the VCR
( “Connections To A TV/VCR”). Set the Power
Switch ! to “PLAY” while pressing down the
Lock Button 0 located on the switch, turn on the
VCR’s power, and insert the appropriate
cassettes in the camcorder and the VCR.
Engage the VCR’s AUX and Record-Pause
modes.
2) Press 4/6 % to find a spot just before the editin point. Once it is reached, press 4/6 % again.
3) Press 4/6 % and engage the VCR’s Record
mode.
4) Engage the VCR’s Record-Pause mode and
press 4/6 %.
• Repeat steps 2) through 4) for additional editing,
then stop the VCR and camcorder when finished.
White to
Audio
Output 5
Yellow to
Video
Output 6
Connector cover
A/V cable
(optional)
TV
White to
Audio Input
VCR
Yellow to
Video Input
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Using The Cassette Adapter
Use this to play back an VHS-C video cassette
recorded with this camcorder on a VHS VCR.
1) Slide the battery cover up to remove it, install
one “AA (R6)” size battery, then reattach the
cover.
2) Slide the latch to open the compartment door,
then insert the cassette and close the compartment door.
3) Load the cassette adapter into the VCR and
play the tape back.
4) 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, and push up and
remove the cassette.
• During tape loading and unloading, do not touch
the reels for safety and tape protection.
• During special-effect playback (slow motion, still
frame, etc.), the picture may vibrate or noise bars
may appear on the screen.
• To record on a VCR using a compact cassette
and the adapter, cover the adapter’s recording
safety hole with adhesive tape.
Sliding Latch
Compartment Door
Recording
Safety Hole
Hole
Reels
Battery Cover
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INSTRUCTIONS
Eyepiece
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G
MENU SETTINGS
CAMERA MENU
EXPOSURE
1 Set the Power Switch ! to “
” while pressing
down the Lock Button 0 located on the switch.
2 Press the MENU Wheel 1 in. The Menu
Screen appears. Rotate the MENU Wheel 1 to
select the desired function.
• To go from CAMERA MENU to SYSTEM MENU,
rotate the MENU Wheel 1 to select “4TO
SYSTEM MENU” and press it. SYSTEM MENU is
composed of 2 pages. To go to the next page,
rotate the MENU Wheel 1 to select “4NEXT”
and press it.
• To return to CAMERA MENU from page 2 of
SYSTEM MENU, rotate the MENU Wheel 1 to
select “4TO CAMERA MENU” and press it.
CAME R A ME N U
.T O S Y S T EM ME N U
AUTO
E X POSURE
S TAB I L I Z ER
ON
M . W. B .
AUTO
HAP . B
T I TLE
T I T LE SETUP
STABILIZER
.R E T U R N
S Y S T EM
.N E X T
R E C MO D E
D . Z OOM
S. LX
W I DE
T A P E L E NG T H
D I SPLAY
DA T E T I ME D
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.
1) Rotate the MENU Wheel 1 to select
“MANUAL”, then press it,
2) To brighten the image, rotate the MENU Wheel
1 downward.
To darken the image, rotate the MENU Wheel
1 upward.
The exposure control level increases /
decreases (maximum ±06).
ME NU
SP
50x
NORMA L
OF F
T3 0
FULL
ISP.
The Picture Stabilizer compensates for unstable
images caused by camera-shake, particularly at
high magnification.
ON : The Picture Stabilizer is activated.
P appears.
OFF : The Picture Stabilizer is disactivated.
P disappears.
• Accurate stabilization may not be possible in
certain conditions including excessive hand
shake.
•
P appears blinking if the Stabilizer cannot be
used.
.R E T U R N
3 Press the MENU Wheel 1 in to display the
Setting Menu and rotate it to select the desired
setting.
4 Press the MENU Wheel 1 in. The Menu
Screen reappears with the highlight bar on
“4RETURN”. Press the MENU Wheel 1 in. The
normal screen reappears.
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M.W.B.
If the white balance is correct, all other colours will
be accurately reproduced.
AUTO
: White balance is adjusted
automatically.
FINE
: Outdoors on a sunny day.
CLOUD
: Outdoors on a cloudy day.
HALOGEN : A video light or similar type of
lighting is used.
MWB: White balance is set manually. Hold a sheet
of plain white paper in front of the subject. Adjust
zoom or position yourself so that the white paper
fills the screen. If it is difficult to focus on the white
paper, adjust focus manually ( pg. 12, “Auto/
Manual Focus”). Press the MENU Wheel 1 in until
“MWB” begins blinking. When the setting is
completed, “MWB” stops blinking.
• Once you adjust white balance manually, the
setting is retained even if the power is turned off
or the battery removed.
• White balance cannot be used when the “SEPIA”
or “MONOTONE” mode ( pg. 24, “Digital
Effects”) is activated.
TITLE
Allows you to superimpose one of eight preset
titles.
• d shows the selected title which remains until
OFF is selected.
TITLE SETUP
Adjust the settings for TITLE.
SIZE
: When “LARGE” is selected, the title
is twice enlarged vertically more
than selected “NORMAL”.
Even if “LARGE” is selected,
“NORMAL” is automatically
changed when you select “WIDE”
mode ( pg. 20, “SYSTEM
MENU”).
SCROLL
: When “ON” is selected, the title is
scrolled from right to left.
LANGUAGE : Select the language (ENGLISH,
FRENCH, SPANISH,
PORTUGUESE) for TITLE.
To set “SIZE” , “SCROLL” or “LANGUAGE”, rotate
the MENU Wheel 1 to select the desired item, and
press it. When the setting begins blinking, rotate
the MENU Wheel 1 until the correct setting
appears and then press it. The setting stops
blinking.
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TAPE LENGTH
SYSTEM MENU
This Menu Screen cannot be accessed while
recording.
Allows you to set the tape length depending on the
tape used: T20=20 minutes, T30=30 minutes,
T35=35 minutes, T40=40 minutes.
• Tape remaining time p is correct only if the
correct tape length has been selected.
REC MODE
Allows you to set the recording mode. “EP”
(Extended Play) is more economical, providing
three times the recording time.
• If the recording mode is switched during recording, the playback picture will be blurred at the
switching point.
DISPLAY
FULL: Makes all of the indications appear on the
LCD monitor/viewfinder during playback or
recording.
D. ZOOM
Zooming is possible from 16X (the optical zoom
limit), to a maximum of 50X or 600X digital
magnification.
When set to “OFF” only optical zoom (maximum
16x magnification) can function.
S.LX
MAX: To record a subject in a darkly lit environment, when it is more convenient to shoot the
subject with a brighter image even if the picture
becomes slightly coarse.
NORMAL: To record a subject in a dimly lit
environment, when it is more convenient to shoot
with a less coarse picture although the subject
becomes slightly dark.
OFF: Allows you to shoot dark scenes with no
picture brightness adjustment.
WIDE
When set to “ON” black bars will be recorded at the
top and bottom of the screen to produce a cinemalike “wide-screen” effect.
While the “WIDE” mode is engaged, “LARGE” in
the “TITLE SETUP (SIZE)” ( pg. 19, “CAMERA
MENU”) cannot be selected.
SIMPLE: Makes the following indications
disappear from the LCD monitor/viewfinder during
recording or playback:
, tape remaining time,
, tape length ( pg. 9, 17).
DATE/TIME DISP.
Makes the date/time appear in the camcorder or on
a connected monitor (set DATE/TIME in SYSTEM
MENU first pg. 7).
• The selected display will be recorded. If you do
not want to record the display, select OFF before
shooting.
• In the AUTO DATE mode, the camcorder records
the date for about 5 seconds when recording is
initiated after the date is changed, a cassette is
loaded, or AUTO DATE is selected. The date is
replaced after 5 seconds with “AUTO DATE” but
this is not recorded.
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OSD OUTPUT
ON: On-screen indications are displayed.
OFF: On-screen indications are turned off except
Date/Time, Instant Title and Warning Indication.
REC TIME
You can shoot a series of pictures, each slightly
different, of the same object for a brief selected
period of time (Animation). REC MODE should be
set to “SP”.
Select the desired recording time and press the
Recording Start/Stop Button 9 after focusing on
the subject.
• Fade- or wipe-in/out cannot be performed.
• This function is cancelled when the power is shut
off or when the cassette is ejected.
• To use this function, it is recommended that
SCROLL in TITLE SETUP ( pg. 18, 19) be set
to “OFF”.
INT. TIME
You can record sequentially at preset time spans.
Leaving the camcorder aimed at a specific subject,
you can record subtle changes over an extended
period of time (Time-Lapse). REC MODE should
be set to “SP”.
(Please note that it is necessary to set the REC
TIME (Animation) in the SYSTEM MENU before
performing the INT. TIME (Time-Lapse) function.)
Select the desired interval time and press the
Recording Start/Stop Button 9.
• Fade- or wipe-in/out cannot be performed.
• This function is cancelled when the power is shut
off or when the cassette is ejected.
• To use this function, it is recommended that
SCROLL in TITLE SETUP ( pg. 18, 19) be set
to “OFF”.
TELE MACRO
When set to “ON”, you can shoot a subject as large
as possible at a distance of approx. 60 cm (23-5/8").
Depending on the zoom position, the lens may go
out of focus.
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DEMO MODE
Demonstrates certain functions automatically.
Available when the Power Switch ! is set to “ ”
or “ ” and “DEMO MODE” is set to “ON” (factorypreset). Performing any operation during the
demonstration stops the demonstration
temporarily. Set to OFF to stop completely.
• When a tape whose erase protection tab is in the
position that allows recording is loaded in the
camcorder, demonstration is not available.
• If you do not detach the Lens Cap, you cannot
see the actual changes of the Automatic
Demonstration activated on the LCD monitor or
viewfinder.
LCD BRIGHT
To adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor,
perform the following steps quickly (within approx.
1 second by each interval):
1) Select “LCD BRIGHT” in SYSTEM MENU. The
“BRIGHT ON” message appears.
2) Press the BRIGHT Wheel 1 in to return to
normal screen.
3) Rotate the BRIGHT Wheel 1 to display the
bright level indicator s.
4) Rotate the BRIGHT Wheel 1 until the appropriate brightness is reached. After the BRIGHT
Wheel 1 is released, the indicator soon
disappears and adjustment is completed.
DATE/TIME
Allows you to set the current date and time.
( pg. 7)
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ADVANCED FEATURES
FADER: Fades in/out to a black screen.
MOSAIC (Fader): Gradually turns/returns the
picture into/from a mosaic pattern.
Fade/Wipe Effects
Fade- or wipe-in works at recording start, and fadeor wipe-out works at recording end.
1) Set the Power Switch ! to “ ” while pressing
down the Lock Button 0 located on the switch.
2) Press FADE/WIPE ) repeatedly until the
desired mode appears.
3) Press the Recording Start/Stop Button 9 to
activate fade-in/out or wipe-in/out.
• Pressing and holding the Recording Start/Stop
Button 9 allows you to vary the length for the
image during fade in/out or wipe in/out.
• To cancel a fade or wipe, press FADE/WIPE )
repeatedly until “OFF” appears.
SHUTTER (Wipe): A black screen moves in
from the top and bottom, closing over the image
like a shutter, or a new image pushes open the
black screen vertically from the centre.
SLIDE (Wipe): A black screen moves in from
the left to gradually cover the image, or a new
image moves in from right to left.
DOOR (Wipe): Wipes in as the two halves of
a black screen open to the left and right, revealing
the scene, or wipes out and the black screen
reappears from left and right to cover the scene.
CORNER (Wipe): Wipes in on a black screen
from the upper right to the lower left corner,
revealing the scene, or wipes out from lower left to
upper right, leaving a black screen.
WINDOW (Wipe): Wipes in on a black screen
from the centre of the screen towards the corners,
revealing the scene, or wipe out from the corners
to the centre, leaving a black screen.
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Programme AE With Special Effects
1) Set the Power Switch ! to “ ” while pressing
down the Lock Button 0 located on the switch.
2) Press P.AE $ repeatedly until the desired mode
appears.
• To cancel the effect, press P.AE $ repeatedly
until “OFF” appears.
• Only one mode can be engaged at a time.
• 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.
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. In this mode,
the Auto Focus ( pg. 12) and S.LX ( pg. 20)
may not work.
S1/2000 (1/2000 sec. High Speed Shutter):
Captures faster action than Sports mode. The
screen becomes slightly dark. Use in well-lit
situations.
Digital Effects
1) Set the Power Switch ! to “ ” while pressing
down the Lock Button 0 located on the switch.
2) Press DIGIFECT # repeatedly until the desired
mode appears.
• To cancel the effect, press DIGIFECT # repeatedly until “OFF” appears.
SEPIA: Recorded scenes have a brownish tint
like old photos. Combine this with WIDE in
SYSTEM MENU for a classic look.
MONOTONE: Like black and white films, your
footage is shot in B/W. Combine this with WIDE in
SYSTEM MENU for a classic look.
B. FILTER: Recorded scenes have a bluish
tint.
R. FILTER: Recorded scenes have a reddish
tint.
SOLARI: The picture is recorded with an effect
similar to a painting.
NEGA POSI: The colours of a picture are
reversed.
MOSAIC: Turns recorded scenes into a mosaic
pattern.
STRETCH: Doubles the width of the picture
horizontally.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Before consulting your JVC dealer, please check the following to see if you can correct the problem yourself.
Vertical white lines appear when shooting a very
bright object.
• This sometimes occurs when the contrast between the
back-ground 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.
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 %.)
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. 21, REC TIME/INT. TIME in SYSTEM MENU).
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 tape stops during fast-forward or rewind.
• The Counter Memory Function has been activated
( pg. 14, “Counter Memory”).
The date and time displays disappear.
• If you remove the power source from the camcorder
while the power is on, all settings and selections are
erased. Make sure to turn the camcorder’s power off
before disconnecting the power source.
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.
The camcorder is a microcomputer-controlled device.
External noise and interference (from a TV, a radio,
etc.) might prevent it from functioning properly. In such
cases, first disconnect its power supply unit (battery
pack, AC Adapter, etc.); and then re-connect it and
proceed as usual from the beginning.
Warning Indications
(high)
(exhausted) : Displays the battery remaining power level. As the battery power comes
blinks (battery power warning). When the battery power is exhausted, power
close to nil, the battery indicator
turns off automatically.
: Blinks when no cassette is loaded, or when the erase protection tab is not in the position that allows recording.
TAPE END: Appears when the tape ends during recording, playback or fast-forward.
LENS CAP: Appears for 5 seconds after power is turned on if the lens cap is attached.
CONDENSATION OPERATION PAUSED PLEASE WAIT: These 2 warnings appear alternately every 3 seconds
if condensation occurs. In this case, all functions except tape eject and power on/off are disabled. Remove the tape,
turn the unit off (without removing the power supply), wait a few minutes for the warnings to clear, and turn it on again.
HEAD CLEANING REQUIRED USE CLEANING CASSETTE: These 2 warnings appear alternately every 3
seconds if dirt is detected on the heads during recording. In this case, use an optional cleaning cassette. If the
warning remains after cleaning, consult your nearest JVC dealer.
E01—E06 UNIT IN SAFEGUARD MODE REMOVE AND REATTACH BATTERY: The error indications (E01 — E06)
show what type of malfunction has occured. If an error indication and warning appear, turn the unit off, remove the
power supply (battery, etc.) and wait a few minutes for them to clear. When it does, you can resume using the
camcorder. If the indication remains, consult your nearest JVC dealer.
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CAUTIONS
When using the AC Adapter in areas other than the USA
• The provided AC Adapter features automatic voltage
selection in the AC range from 110 V to 240 V.
• It is normal for the battery pack to be warm after charging, or
after use.
Temperature Range Specifications
Charging ................ 10°C to 35°C (50°F to 95°F)
Operation ............... 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage .................. –10°C to 30°C (140°F to 86°F)
• Recharging time is based on room temperature of 20°C
(68°F).
• The lower the temperature, the longer recharging takes.
USING HOUSEHOLD AC PLUG ADAPTER
In case of connecting the unit’s AC Adapter to an AC wall
outlet other than American National Standard C73 series type
use an AC plug adapter, called a “Siemens Plug”, as shown.
For this AC plug adapter, consult your nearest JVC dealer.
Cassettes
Plug adapter
To properly use and store your cassettes, be sure to read the
following cautions:
1. During use . . .
.... make sure the cassette bears the VHS-C mark.
.... be aware that recording onto prerecorded tapes
automatically erases the previously recorded video and
audio signals.
.... make sure the cassette is positioned properly when
inserting.
.... do not load and unload the cassette repeatedly without
allowing the tape to run at all. This slackens the tape and
can result in damage.
.... do not open the front tape cover. This exposes the tape to
fingerprints and dust.
• If there is dust or dirt on the AC Adapter, wipe it clean before
using.
General Battery Precautions
If the cassette adapter is not functioning even if it is being
operated correctly, the batteries are exhausted. Replace them
with fresh ones.
Please make note of the following rules for battery use. When
misused, the batteries can leak or explode.
1. When replacing batteries, read the cassette adapter
(C-P6U/C-P7U) instructions.
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.
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.
Battery Packs
The battery packs are nickel-cadmium or
nickel metal-hydride batteries. Before using
the supplied battery pack or an optional
battery pack, be sure to read the following
cautions:
1. To avoid hazard . . .
.... do not burn.
.... do not short-circuit the terminals.
.... do not modify or disassemble.
.... use only specified chargers.
Terminals
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.
.... fully charge and then fully discharge the battery every
6 months when storing the battery pack over a long period
time.
.... remove from charger or powered unit when not in use, as
some machines use current even when switched off.
Main Unit
1. For safety, DO NOT . . .
.... open the camcorder’s chassis.
.... disassemble or modify the unit.
.... short-circuit the terminals of the battery pack. Keep it
away from metallic objects when not in use.
.... allow inflammables, water or metallic objects to enter the
unit.
.... remove the battery pack or disconnect the power supply
while the power is on.
.... leave the battery pack attached when the camcorder is not
in use.
2. Avoid using the unit . . .
.... in places subject to excessive humidity or dust.
.... in places subject to soot or steam such as near a cooking
stove.
.... in places subject to excessive shock or vibration.
.... near a television set.
.... near appliances generating strong magnetic or electric
fields (speakers, broadcasting antennas, etc.).
.... in places subject to extremely high (over 40°C or 104°F)
extremely low (under 0°C or 32°F) temperatures.
3. DO NOT leave the unit . . .
.... in places of over 50°C (122°F).
.... in places where humidity is extremely low (below 35%) or
extremely high (above 80%).
.... in direct sunlight.
.... in a closed car in summer.
.... near a heater.
.... in dusty places such as a beach.
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4. To protect the unit, DO NOT . . .
.... allow it to become wet.
.... drop the unit or strike it against hard objects.
.... subject it to shock or excessive vibration during transportation.
.... keep the lens directed at extremely bright objects for long
periods.
.... direct the eyepiece of the viewfinder at the sun.
.... carry it by holding the viewfinder or the LCD monitor. Be
sure to hold the main unit with both hands or use the grip.
.... swing it excessively when using the shoulder strap.
LCD Monitor
1. To prevent damage to the LCD monitor,
DO NOT . . .
.... push it strongly or apply any shocks.
.... place the camcorder with the LCD monitor on the bottom.
2. To prolong service life . . .
.... avoid rubbing it with coarse cloth.
3. Be aware of the following phenomena for LCD monitor
use. These are not malfunctions:
• While using the camcorder, the surface around the LCD
monitor and/or the back of the LCD monitor may heat up.
• If you leave power on for a long time, the surface around the
LCD monitor becomes hot.
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2. Cleaning The Camcorder
Wipe gently the exterior 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.
Open the LCD monitor and wipe it gently with a soft
cloth. Be careful not to damage the monitor. Close the
LCD monitor.
Blow the lens with a blower brush, then wipe it gently
with lens cleaning paper.
Turn the eyepiece counterclockwise and pull it out.
Remove dust from the viewfinder using a blower brush.
Re-attach the eyepiece and turn it clockwise.
• 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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3
4
5
6
This device complies with Part 15 of FCC Rules. Operation is
subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
Change or modifications not approved by the party responsible
for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the
equipment. This equipment has been tested and found to
comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to
Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and
can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and
used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference
to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try
to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and
receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different
from that to which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for
help.
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.
For Your Maintenance
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2
1. After Use
Set the Power Switch to “OFF” to turn off the
camcorder.
Open the LCD monitor to an angle of over 60 degrees.
Slide EJECT to open the cassette holder, then remove
the cassette.
Close and lock the cassette holder by pressing the
Close button.
Close and lock the LCD monitor.
Slide BATTERY RELEASE to remove the battery pack.
Attach the provided lens cap to the camcorder’s lens.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian
ICES-003.
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4
5
6
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la
norme NMB-003 du Canada.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Viewfinder
Camcorder
General
Format
Power source
: VHS NTSC standard
: DC 11 V
(Using AC Adapter)
DC 6 V
(Using battery pack)
Power consumption
Viewfinder on
: 4.3 W
LCD monitor on
: 4.8 W
Signal system
: NTSC-type
Video recording system
Luminance
: FM recording
Color
: Converted sub-carrier direct
recording
Conforms to VHS standard
Cassette
:
cassette
Tape speed
SP
: 33.35 mm/sec. (1-5/16 ips)
EP
: 11.12 mm/sec. (7/16 ips)
Recording time (max.)
SP
: 40 minutes
EP
: 120 minutes
(with TC-40 cassette)
Operating
temperature
: 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Operating humidity : 35% to 80%
Storage temperature : –20°C to 50°C (–4°F to 122°F)
Weight
: Approx. 840 g (1.9 lbs)
Dimensions
: 113 mm x 117 mm x 199 mm
(W x H x D)
(4-1/2" x 4-5/8" x 7-7/8")
(with the LCD monitor closed and
with the viewfinder fully tilted
downward)
Pickup
: 1/6" format CCD
Lens
: F1.6, f = 2.7 mm to 43.2 mm,
16:1 power zoom lens with auto
iris and macro control, filter
diameter 40.5 mm
White balance
adjustment
LCD monitor
Speaker
: Electronic viewfinder with 0.5"
black/white CRT
: Auto/Manual adjustment
: 2.5" diagonally measured, LCD
panel/TFT active matrix system
: Monaural
Connectors
Video
Audio
: 1 V (p-p), 75 Ω unbalanced,
analog output (via Video output
connector)
: 300 mV (rms), 1 kΩ analog output
(via Audio output connector)
AC Adapter
Power requirement
U.S.A. and Canada : AC 120 V`, 60 Hz
Other countries
: AC 110 V to 240 V`, 50 Hz/60 Hz
Output
: DC 11 V
,1A
Optional Accessories
• Battery Packs BN-V12U, BN-V20U, BN-V400U
• Compact VHS (
) Cassettes TC-40/30/20
• Active Carrying Bag CB-V7U
• A/V (Audio/Video) Cable
Some accessories are not available in some areas.
Please consult your nearest JVC dealer for details on
accessories and their availability.
Specifications shown are for SP mode unless otherwise indicated. E & O.E. Design and specifications subject to
change without notice.
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