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DIGITAL CAMCORDER
GR-DVL9600
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CONTENTS
PROVIDED ACCESSORIES
4
ABOUT DV
5
GETTING STARTED
6 – 13
RECORDING
14 – 42
Basic Recording ................................ 14
Advanced Features ............................ 20
PLAYBACK
43 – 51
Basic Playback .................................
Advanced Features ............................
Basic Connections .............................
Advanced Connections ........................
TAPE DUBBING
43
46
48
50
52 – 53
Tape Dubbing ................................... 52
Digital Dubbing ................................ 53
USING THE REMOTE
CONTROL UNIT
54 – 65
Random Assemble Editing ....................
For More Accurate Editing ....................
Audio Dubbing .................................
Insert Editing ...................................
TROUBLESHOOTING
USER MAINTENANCE
INDEX
58
62
64
65
66 – 70
71
72 – 76
Controls, Connectors And Indicators ........ 72
Indications ...................................... 74
Terms ........................................... 76
CAUTIONS
SPECIFICATIONS
77 – 78
79
INSTRUCTIONS
LYT0333-001A
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Dear Customer,
Thank you for purchasing this digital video camera. 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 (Z cover page).
•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 (Z pgs. 72 – 76) 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 77 and 78 before use.
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
WARNING:
TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS
UNIT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
Warning on lithium cell battery (for remote control unit)
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 the battery with Maxell, Panasonic (Matsushita Electric), Sanyo or Sony CR2025; use of another
battery may present a risk of fire or explosion.
n Dispose of used battery promptly.
n Keep away from children.
n Do not disassemble and do not dispose of in fire.
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CAUTIONS:
n To prevent shock, do not open the cabinet. No user serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing to qualified
personnel.
n 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 plate (serial number plate) of the AC Power Adapter/Charger is 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-V607U/V615U 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.)
This unit is produced to comply with Standard IEC Publ. 65.
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SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
PROVIDED ACCESSORIES
Do not point the lens or the viewfinder directly into
the sun. This can cause eye injuries, as well as lead
to the malfunctioning of internal circuitry. There is
also a risk of fire or electric shock.
CAUTION! The following notes concern possible
physical damage to the camcorder and to the user.
When carrying, be sure to always securely attach and
use the provided shoulder strap. Carrying or holding
the camcorder by the viewfinder and/or the LCD
monitor can result in dropping the unit, or in a
malfunction.
Take care not to get your finger caught in the cassette
cover. Do not let children operate the camcorder, as
they are particularly susceptible to this type of injury.
•AC Power Adapter/
Charger AA-V68EA
T
•MiniDV Cassette Tape
30 Min (DVM-30)
M-DV30ME
W
•Remote Control
Unit RM-V711U
•Battery Pack
BN-V607U
•S-Video Cable
•Editing Cable
Do not use a tripod on unsteady or unlevel surfaces.
It could tip over, causing serious damage to the
camcorder.
CAUTION! Connecting cables (Audio/Video,
S-Video, Editing, DC) to the camcorder and leaving
the unit on top of the TV is not recommended, as
tripping on the cables will cause the camcorder to
fall, resulting in damage.
•DC Cord
•Audio/Video
(A/V) Cable
•JLIP-PC Connection Cable
•Core Filter
(for headphone
cable)
• Shoulder Strap
n This camcorder is designed exclusively for
the digital video cassette. Only cassettes
can be used with this unit.
marked
Before recording an important scene . . .
.... make sure you only use cassettes with the Mini
DV mark
.
.... remember that this camcorder is not compatible
with other digital video formats.
.... remember that this camcorder is intended for
private consumer use only. Any commercial use
without proper permission is prohibited. (Even if
you record an event such as a show, performance or exhibition for personal enjoyment, it is
strongly recommended that you obtain permission beforehand.)
•CD-ROM
The CD ROM contains
the following 3 software
programms:
JLIP Video Capture
JLIP Video Producer
Presto!
Mr. Photo/PhotoAlbum/ImageFolio
•Lithium Battery
CR2025
(for remote
control unit)
•Cleaning Cloth
ABOUT DV
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5
The digital camcorder converts incoming audio and video signals into digital form for recording.
A video signal is composed of a luminance signal (Y) and colour signals (R-Y and B-Y). These signals are
identified and recorded digitally (Digital Component Recording). The A/D (Analogue to Digital) converter
samples the Y signal at 13.5 MHz, and R-Y and B-Y at 6.75 MHz, and changes them to an 8-bit quantum
signal.
Sound sampled at 48 kHz is changed to a 16-bit quantum signal, and sound sampled at 32 kHz is converted to
a 12-bit signal.
NOTE:
The data recorded on a tape is digital, but the output of this camcorder is analogue.
VIDEO
Luminance Signal (Y)
Lens
A/D
conversion
Recording by
rotating head
helical scan
Colour Difference
Signal (R-Y/B-Y)
Chrominance (C)
A/D
conversion
Chromatic
Analysis
Signal
compression
AUDIO
A/D
conversion
Mic
This camcorder separates the data into blocks, writing one block of each data type on each track of the tape.
Tape direction
Audio Area
6.35 mm
Video Area
5.24 mm
Sub-Code Area
ITI Area
Head tracking
direction
12 tracks/frame
1 Sub-Code Area
The Time Code and Date/Time data are
written here, separate from the video data.
This enables you to display the date and
time during playback, even if they weren’t
displayed while recording.
2 Video Area
The digital video signal is recorded here.
3 Audio Area
The digital audio signal is recorded here.
4 ITI (Insert and Tracking
Information) Area
Insert editing and post-recording editing
tracking signals are recorded here.
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GETTING STARTED
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Power
CHARGING THE BATTERY PACK
This camcorder’s 2-way power supply system lets
you choose the most appropriate source of power.
1 SUPPLY POWER TO CHARGER
NOTES:
● No function is available without power supply.
● Use only specified power supply.
● Do not use provided power supply units with other
equipment.
Battery pack
BN-V607U
Power cord
To AC outlet
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. The power lamp comes on.
2 ATTACH BATTERY/BATTERIES
Attach while making sure the
marks are facing
down and aligned with the corresponding marks on the
AC Power Adapter/Charger.
• The Charger Indicator (1 or 2) begins blinking to indicate
charging has started.
3 CONFIRM STATUS
When the charger indicator stops blinking but stays lit,
charging is finished.
• If two batteries are attached to the charger, they will be
charged in the order that they were attached.
Charger
indicator 1
Power lamp
AC Power Adapter/
Charger AA-V68EA
DC OUT terminal
Charger indicator 2
4 DETACH BATTERY/BATTERIES
Slide the battery or batteries in the opposite direction of
the arrow and lift off. Remember to unplug the AC
Adapter/Charger’s power cord from an AC outlet.
Charging time
Battery pack
ONE
TWO
BN-V607U
approx. 1 hr. 30 min.
approx. 3 hrs.
BN-V615U
approx. 3 hrs.
approx. 6 hrs.
NOTES:
● Perform charging where the temperature is between 10° and 30°C. 20° 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 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 charger 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.
About Batteries
Lithium-ion is vulnerable in colder
temperatures.
DANGER! Do not attempt to take the batteries apart, or
expose them to flame or excessive heat, as it may cause a fire
or explosion.
WARNING! Do not allow the battery or its terminals to come
in contact with metals, as this can result in a short circuit and
possibly start a fire.
The Benefits Of Lithium-Ion Batteries
Lithium-ion battery packs are small but have a large power
capacity. However, when one is exposed to cold temperatures
(below 10°C), its usage time becomes shorter and it may cease
to function. If this happens, place the battery pack in your
pocket or other warm, protected place for a short time, then
re-attach it to the camcorder. As long as the battery pack itself
is not cold, it should not affect performance.
(If you’re using a heating pad, make sure the battery pack does
not come in direct contact with it.)
EN
7
USING THE BATTERY PACK
1 TILT VIEWFINDER UPWARD
2 ATTACH BATTERY PACK
1
2
With the arrow on the battery pack pointing
downward, push the battery pack slightly against the
battery pack mount 1, then slide down the battery
pack to attach it 2.
•If the battery pack is attached with its
mark set
in the wrong direction, a malfunction may occur.
To Detach The Battery Pack . . .
.... tilt the viewfinder upward and slide the battery pack
up slightly while pressing the Battery Release Button to
detach it.
Battery Release Button
2
1
NOTES:
2
● Continuous shooting is possible when the temperature is
approx. 20˚C.
● However, continuous shooting capability is reduced
significantly under the following conditions:
• The temperature is below 10˚C.
• Zoom or Record-Standby mode is engaged repeatedly.
• 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.
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.
Approximate recording time
Battery
pack
LCD monitor on/ LCD monitor off/ LCD monitor on/
Viewfinder off
Viewfinder on
Viewfinder on
BN-V607U
50 min.
65 min.
45 min.
BN-V615U
100 min.
130 min.
90 min.
BN-V856U
6 hrs.
7 hrs. 30 min.
5 hrs. 30 min.
INFORMATION:
The High Capacity battery pack BN-V856U (optional) provides approx. 7 hours of recording time when the
viewfinder is on and the LCD monitor is off.
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.
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, Z pg. 6.
To AC outlet
Power cord
AC Power
Adapter/Charger
AA-V68EA
DC Cord
DC OUT terminal
To battery
pack mount
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GETTING STARTED (cont.)
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Date/Time Settings
Date and time will automatically be recorded on tape at
all times. It is your choice to display it or not during
playback (Z pg. 47).
1 SELECT OPERATION MODE
Set the Power Switch to “ ”, “5S” or “
” while
pressing down the Lock Button located on the switch,
and open the LCD monitor fully or pull out the
viewfinder fully.
MENU Button
•The power lamp comes on and the camcorder is
turned on.
5S
PLAY
Power lamp
F
OF
Lock Button
Select Dial
Power Switch
END
Recording Menu
Date/Time Menu
RETURN
OFF
ON
1 . 1 . 00
00 : 00
Move the highlight bar to “TO DATE/TIME MENU”
by rotating the Select Dial. Press the Select Dial and
the Date/Time Menu appears.
Move the highlight bar to “DATE/TIME” by rotating
the Select Dial. Press the Select Dial and “day” is
highlighted and begins blinking.
Rotating the Select Dial, input the day. Press the
Select Dial. Repeat the procedure to input the month,
year, hour and minute.
•Press the Select Dial twice when the highlight bar is
set to “RETURN” to exit.
– – – – –6 – – – – –
ON SCREEN
DISPLAY
4 DATE / TIME
Press MENU. The Recording Menu appears.
4 INPUT DATE AND TIME
Display
SP
REC MODE
WIDE MODE
OFF
ZOOM
40X
DIS
OFF
GAIN UP
AGC
FLASH
AUTO
4 TO DATE / TIME MENU
TO SYSTEM MENU
2 ACCESS RECORDING MENU
3 ACCESS DATE/TIME MENU
Regarding Built-in Clock’s Rechargeable Lithium
Battery
To store the date/time in memory, a clock’s rechargeable
lithium battery is integrated in the camcorder. While the
camcorder is connected to an AC outlet using the AC
Power Adapter/Charger, or while the battery pack attached
to the camcorder continues to supply power to the
camcorder, the clock’s rechargeable lithium battery is
always charged. However, if the camcorder is not used for
approx. 3 months, the clock lithium battery will become
discharged and the date/time stored in memory will be
lost. When this occurs, first connect the camcorder to an
AC outlet using the AC Power Adapter/Charger etc. for
over 24 hours to charge the clock’s rechargeable lithium
battery. Then perform the date/time setting before using the
camcorder.
It is also possible to use the camcorder without the date/
time setting.
NOTE:
Even if you select “DATE/TIME”, if the parameter is not
highlighted the camcorder's internal clock continues to
operate. Once you move the highlight bar to the first date/
time parameter (day), the clock stops. When you finish
setting the minute and press the Select Dial, the date and
time begin operation from the date and time you just set.
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Erase
protection
switch*
9
Loading/Unloading A Cassette
The camcorder needs to be powered up to load or eject a
cassette.
1 OPEN CASSETTE COVER
Make sure the
window side is
facing out.
Cassette holder
Slide OPEN/EJECT in the direction of the arrow then
swing the cover open until it locks. The holder opens
automatically.
•Do not touch internal components.
2 INSERT/REMOVE TAPE
Insert or remove a tape and press “PUSH HERE” to
close the cassette holder.
PUSH HERE
OPEN/EJECT
Switch
Cassette cover
* To Protect Valuable Recordings . . .
.... slide the erase protection switch on the
back of the tape in the direction of “SAVE”.
This prevents this tape from being recorded
over. If you decide later that you do want
to record on this tape, slide the switch back
to “REC” before loading the tape.
NOTES:
•Once the cassette holder is closed, it recedes
automatically. Wait until it recedes completely
before closing the cassette cover.
•When the battery’s charge is low, you may not be
able to close the cover. Do not apply force. Replace
the battery with a fully charged one before
continuing.
3 CLOSE CASSETTE COVER
Approximate recording time
Tape
Recording mode
SP
LP
DVM-30
30 min.
45 min.
DVM-60
60 min.
90 min.
● It takes a few seconds for the cassette holder to open. Do not apply force.
● If you wait a few seconds and the cassette holder does not open, close the cassette cover and try again. If the
cassette holder still does not open, turn the camcorder off then on again.
● If the tape does not load properly, open the cassette cover fully and remove the cassette. A few minutes later,
insert it again.
● When the camcorder is suddenly moved from a cold place to a warm environment, wait a short time before
opening the cover.
● Closing the cassette cover before the cassette holder comes out may cause damage to the camcorder.
● Even when the camcorder is switched off, a cassette can be loaded or unloaded. After the cassette holder is
closed with the camcorder switched off, however, it may not recede. It is recommended to turn the power on
before loading or unloading.
● When resuming recording, once you open the cassette cover a blank portion will be recorded on the tape or
a previously recorded scene will be erased (recorded over) regardless of whether the cassette holder came
out or not. See page 19 for information about recording from the middle of a tape.
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GETTING STARTED (cont.)
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Recording Mode Setting
Set depending on your preference.
1 SELECT OPERATION MODE
Set the Power Switch to “ ”, “5S” or “
” while
pressing down the Lock Button located on the switch,
and open the LCD monitor fully or pull out the
viewfinder fully.
•The power lamp comes on and the camcorder is
turned on.
MENU Button
2 ACCESS RECORDING MENU
3 SET RECORDING MODE
Press MENU. The Recording Menu appears.
F
OF
5S
PLAY
Power lamp
Lock Button
Select Dial
Power Switch
•Insert Editing or Audio Dubbing is impossible on a
tape recorded in the LP mode.
•“LP” (Long Play) is more economical, providing
1.5 times the recording time.
Display
4 REC MODE
SP
WIDE MODE
OFF
ZOOM
40X
DIS
OFF
AGC
GAIN UP
FLASH
AUTO
TO DATE / TIME MENU
TO SYSTEM MENU
END
Recording Menu
– – – – –6 – – – – –
– – – – –6 – – – – –
Recording mode indicator
SP
– – – – –6 – – – – –
NOTES:
● If the recording mode is switched during recording, the
playback picture will be blurred at the switching point.
● It is recommended that tapes recorded in the LP mode
on this camcorder be played back on this camcorder.
● During playback of a tape recorded on another
camcorder, blocks of noise may appear or there may be
momentary pauses in the sound.
4 REC MODE
SP
WIDE MODE
OFF
ZOOM
40X
DIS
OFF
AGC
GAIN UP
FLASH
AUTO
TO DATE / TIME MENU
TO SYSTEM MENU
END
First move the highlight bar to “REC MODE” by
rotating the Select Dial. Press the Select Dial and the
parameter “SP” or “LP” is highlighted. Select “SP” or
“LP” by rotating the Select Dial. Press the Select Dial
twice to exit from the Recording Menu.
SP
LP
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Grip Adjustment
Power Zoom Lever
1 EXPAND LOOP
2 INSERT HAND
Separate the Velcro strip.
Pass your right hand through the loop and grasp the
grip.
3 ADJUST STRAP LENGTH
Adjust so that your thumb and fingers can easily
operate the Recording Start/Stop Button and Power
Zoom Lever. Refasten the Velcro strip.
Recording Start/Stop Button
Viewfinder Adjustment
3
1 SELECT OPERATION MODE
Set the Power Switch to “ ”, “ ”, “5S”or “
”
while pressing down the Lock Button located on the
switch.
2
2 POSITION VIEWFINDER
Pull out the viewfinder fully and adjust it manually for
best viewability (see illustration on left).
3 ADJUST DIOPTER
Turn the Diopter Adjustment Control until the
indications in the viewfinder are clearly focused.
F
OF
5S
PLAY
1
Lock Button
Set to “ ”, “ ”,
”.
“5S” or “
PAUSE
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GETTING STARTED (cont.)
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Shoulder Strap Attachment
1 ATTACH STRAP
Buckle
Make sure the battery pack or DC cord is removed.
As shown in the illustration on left, thread the strap
through the low eyelet 1, then fold it back and
thread it through the buckle 2.
1
2 ADJUST LENGTH
3
3 ATTACH TO 4THE OTHER EYELET
Adjust as shown in the illustration on left
2
4
3
.
Repeat step 1 to attach the other end of the strap to
the other eyelet , making sure the strap is not
twisted.
Tripod Mounting
1 ALIGN AND TIGHTEN
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 stabilize the camcorder. To
prevent damage to the unit caused by falling
over, do not use a small-sized tripod.
EN
To turn on the camcorder, first set the Power
Switch to any operation mode except “OFF”,
then pull out the viewfinder fully or open the
LCD monitor. When setting the Power Switch
from “OFF” to any other position, press and
hold the lock button located on the switch.
Operation Mode
Tuning the Power Switch allows you to choose the
appropriate operation mode among the following modes:
Full Auto mode ( ), Manual mode ( ), 5 second
recording mode (5S), Progressive mode (
) and
Playback mode (
).
Camera Position
PL
Power Switch
Position
Power lamp
OFF
AY
5S
Lock Button
F . AUTO
PAUSE
MANUAL
PAUSE
When set to “
Allows you to record using NO
special effects or manual
adjustments. Suitable for standard
recording.
Manual:
Allows you to set various
recording functions using the
Menus. If you want more creative
capabilities than Full Auto
recording, try this mode.
5 second
recording
mode:
5S
Allows you to record in 5-second
clips to keep the action moving.
Enables shooting in Manual
mode. However, Focus and
Exposure are the same as in the
Full Auto mode, and it is not
possible to change menu settings
using the Select Dial.
Progressive
mode:
Allows you to record moving
images (successive jitter-free still
images) with superior quality. A
high-resolution still image can
also be processed on a personal
computer or can be printed out.
”
When set to
“ ”, “5S” or “
”
(When set to “5S”,
“MANUAL” blinks.)
If you have selected
, then these
indications do not appear.
Function
Full Auto:
Power Switch
According to the Power Switch position you
have selected, “F.AUTO” or “MANUAL”
appears in the upper left corner.
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Playback:
Allows you to play back a
recording, Z pg. 43 – 51.
OFF
Allows you to switch off the
camcorder. After setting to this
position, Manual Focus and
Exposure Control are automatically reset to “AUTO”.
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RECORDING Basic Recording
EN
OPEN/EJECT Switch
NOTE:
You should already have performed the procedures listed
below. If not, do so before continuing.
● Power (Z pg. 6)
● Recording Mode Setting (Z pg. 10)
● Grip Adjustment (Z pg. 11)
● Viewfinder Adjustment (Z pg. 11)
1 LOAD A CASSETTE
PL
Recording Start/Stop Button
Power lamp
OFF
AY
Slide OPEN/EJECT in the direction of the arrow then
swing the cover open until it locks. The holder opens
automatically.
Insert a tape and press “PUSH HERE” to close the
cassette holder.
•Once the cassette holder is closed, it recedes
automatically. Wait until it recedes completely
before closing the cassette cover.
5S
Lock Button
Power Switch
Shooting While Watching The Viewfinder
2 ENTER RECORD-STANDBY MODE
Make sure the LCD monitor is closed and locked. Set
the Power Switch to the camera position (“ ”, “ ”,
“5S” or “
”) while pressing down the Lock Button
located on the switch, then pull out the viewfinder
fully.
•The lens cover opens, the power lamp lights and the
camcorder enters the Record-Standby mode.
•The scene you are aimed at appears on the
viewfinder screen, with the word “PAUSE”
superimposed upon it.
3 START SHOOTING
Press the Recording Start/Stop Button.
Tally lamp
(lights while recording
is in progress)
•“
” appears in the viewfinder while recording is
in progress.
EN
15
4 STOP RECORDING
Press the Recording Start/Stop Button again to stop
recording.
•The camcorder re-enters the Record-Standby mode.
NOTES:
Recording Start/Stop Button
IND. ON/OFF Button
Tape remaining time indicator
25 min
min
(Now calculating)
90min
89min
3min
2min
(Blinking)
1min
(Blinking)
0min
(Blinking)
● The image will not appear simultaneously in the LCD
monitor and the viewfinder. No image appears on the
LCD monitor when the viewfinder is pulled out. It is not
possible to shoot using both LCD monitor and viewfinder. However, during Interface Shooting (Z pg. 17)
the image appears simultaneously in the LCD monitor
and the viewfinder.
● The cassette holder cannot be opened unless a power
supply is attached.
● There may be a delay after you open the cassette cover
until the holder opens. Do not use force.
● The tape remaining time is only displayed in the
viewfinder as shown.
● The indicated tape remaining time is approximate.
● The time required to calculate and to display the
remaining tape length, and the accuracy of the calculation, may vary according to the type of tape used.
● “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, the
camcorder’s power shuts off automatically. To turn the
camcorder on again, push back and pull out the
viewfinder again or close and re-open the LCD monitor.
● When a blank portion is left between recorded scenes
on the tape, the time code is interrupted and errors may
occur when editing the tape. Continue recording from
where you stop so that there are no gaps by following
“Recording from the middle of a tape” (Z pg. 19).
● During recording, sound is not heard from the speaker. If
you want to hear the sound, connect optional headphones to the headphones connector. The sound
volume at this point is the same as the level it was
adjusted during playback.
● To turn the tally lamp off during recording, refer to pgs.
28 and 30.
LCD Monitor/Viewfinder Indications
You can make the LCD monitor/Viewfinder indications
appear/disappear.
1 PRESS IND. ON/OFF BUTTON
To turn off the indications, press IND. ON/OFF for
more than 1 second.
Press again for more than 1 second to make the
indications reappear.
NOTE:
It is impossible to make the tape running indicator “ 444”
and warnings etc. disappear from the LCD monitor or the
viewfinder. For the indications that can be removed,
Z pg. 74 and 75.
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RECORDING Basic Recording (cont.)
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180°
Shooting While Watching The LCD Monitor
90°
Before the following steps, perform step 1 (Z pg. 14).
2 ENTER RECORD–STANDBY MODE
Make sure the viewfinder is fully tilted downward
and pushed back in. Set the Power Switch to the
camera position (“ ”, “ ”, “5S” or “
”) while
pressing down the Lock Button located on the switch.
Press PUSH-OPEN and open the LCD monitor fully.
PUSH-OPEN Button
•The lens cover opens, the power lamp lights and the
camcorder enters the Record-Standby mode.
•The scene you are aimed at appears in the LCD
monitor, with the word “PAUSE” superimposed
upon it.
3 START SHOOTING
Z
Tilt the LCD monitor upward/downward for best
viewability ( pg. 17) and press the Recording Start/
Stop Button.
•“
” appears in the LCD monitor while recording
is in progress.
Recording Start/Stop Button
4 STOP RECORDING
PL
Press the Recording Start/Stop Button again to stop
recording.
Power lamp
OFF
AY
5S
Lock Button
Power Switch
Tally lamp
(lights while recording
is in progress)
•The camcorder re-enters the Record-Standby mode.
NOTES:
● When you use the LCD monitor outdoors in direct
sunlight, the LCD monitor may be difficult to see. If this
happens, we recommend that you use the viewfinder
(Z pg. 14).
● To turn the tally lamp off during recording, refer to
pgs. 28 and 30.
● For other notes, refer to pg. 15.
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Journalistic Shooting
In some situations different angles of shooting may be
required for more dramatic results.
1 OPEN LCD MONITOR
2 TILT LCD MONITOR
Make sure the LCD monitor is fully open.
Tilt the LCD monitor in the most convenient
direction.
•The LCD monitor can rotate almost full circle (270°:
90° downward, 180° upward).
Interface Shooting
A 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.
1 TILT LCD MONITOR UPWARD
Open the LCD monitor and tilt it upward to 180
degrees so that it faces forward.
•The monitor image is inverted vertically. If the
viewfinder is pulled out at that time, it will also
switch on.
2 START RECORDING
Point the lens toward the subject (yourself when selfrecording) and start recording.
•During Interface Shooting, the “Tape Running”
indicator and warning indications (Z pg. 75) are
the only ones that are shown; they appear reversed
in the display as they would when viewing a mirror,
but are not reversed in the recording.
Self-Recording
NOTE:
The tape remaining indicator does not appear during
interface shooting. However, when the remaining time
reaches 2 minutes, the indicator appears showing the
remaining time:
(blinking)
(blinking)
(blinking)
Brightness Control
Select Dial
You can adjust the brightness of the display by rotating the
Select Dial.
1 ADJUST BRIGHTNESS
Rotate the Select Dial until the brightness indicator
moves and the display reaches its appropriate
brightness.
BRIGHT
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•The brightness indication appears on the display.
•If the viewfinder is pulled out, it is also possible to
adjust its brightness.
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RECORDING Basic Recording (cont.)
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FEATURE: Zooming
Zoom in (T: Telephoto)
D
T
1X
PURPOSE:
D
T
D
T
10X
W
20X
W
To produce the zoom in/out effect, or an instantaneous
change in image magnification.
D
T
40X
W
W
Zoom out (W: Wide angle)
Zoom display
Digital
zoom zone
10X
W
Approximate zoom ratio
5S
PLAY
Power Zoom Lever
F
OF
Zoom In
Push the Power Zoom Lever towards “T”.
Zoom Out
Push the Power Zoom Lever towards “W”.
n The harder you push the Power Zoom Lever, the
quicker the zoom action.
NOTES:
D
T
10X (optical)
zoom zone
OPERATION:
Power Switch
● Focusing may become unstable during Zooming. In
this case, set the zoom while in Record-Standby,
lock the focus by using the manual focus
(Z pg. 37), then zoom in or out in Record mode.
● In Full Auto mode (when the Power Switch is set to
“ ”), zoom magnification of up to 40X is possible.
In Manual mode (when the Power Switch is set to
“ ”, “5S” or “
”), zooming is possible to a
maximum of 200X or can be switched to 10X
magnification offered by optical zoom.
● Zoom magnification of over 10X is done through
Digital image processing, and is therefore called
Digital Zoom.
● During Digital zoom, the quality of image may
suffer.
● Digital zoom cannot be used while functions done
through Digital image processing (Digital Image
Stabiliser (DIS), Z pg. 29, High Speed Recording,
Z pg. 42, Picture Wipe/Dissolve function,
Z pg. 32, Snapshot, Z pg. 25, Video Echo,
Z pg. 35 etc.) are activated.
● Macro shooting (as close as approx. 1.5 cm to the
subject) is possible when the Power Zoom Lever is
set all the way to “W”. Also see “TELE MACRO” in
the System Menu on page 30.
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NOTE: Recording From The Middle Of A Tape
Time Code
During recording, a time code is recorded on the tape. This code is to confirm the location of the recorded
scene on the tape during playback.
If recording starts from a blank portion, the time code begins counting from “00:00:00”
(minute:second:frame). If recording starts from the end of a previously recorded scene, the time code
continues from the last time code number.
To perform Random Assemble Editing (Z pg. 58 – 63), time code is necessary. If during recording a blank
portion is recorded partway through the tape, the time code is interrupted. When recording is resumed, the
time code starts counting up again from “00:00:00”. This means the camcorder may record the same time
codes as those existing in a previously recorded scene. To prevent leaving a blank portion on a tape,
perform the procedure in “Recording From The Middle of A Tape” (see below) in the following cases;
•After playing back the recorded tape, when you
Display
shoot again.
•When power shuts off during shooting.
Time code is displayed
•When a tape is removed and re-inserted during
during playback.
shooting.
•When shooting using a partially recorded tape.
Minutes
•When shooting on a blank portion located
Seconds
partway through the tape.
•When shooting again after already shooting a
Frames
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scene and opening/closing the cassette cover.
(25 frames = 1 second)
Recording From The Middle Of A Tape
1. Play back a tape to find the spot at which you want to start recording, then engage the Still Playback
mode (Z pg. 44).
”) and start recording.
2. Set the Power Switch to the camera position (“ ”, “ ”, “5S” or “
NOTES:
● The Time Code cannot be reset.
● During fast-forwarding and rewinding, time code indication does not move smoothly.
When blank portion is recorded on a tape
Time code
05:43:21
Time code
00:00:00
Tape
Already recorded scene
Shooting start point
Time code
00:00:00
Blank
Newly recorded scene
Shooting stop point
Shooting start point
Proper recording
Time code
00:00:00
Tape
Time code
05:43:21
Already recorded scene
Shooting start point
Time code
05:44:00
New scene
Shooting start point
Latest scene
Shooting start point
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RECORDING Advanced Features
Displaying
The Date And
Time During
RECORDING
Advanced
Features
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Recording
When the Power Switch is set to “ ”, “5S” or “
”, you
can choose whether to display the date and time during
recording or not. You must first set the date and time
(“Date/Time Settings”, Z pg. 8). Set “DISPLAY” to “ON”
in the Date/Time Menu. The Date/Time is always
displayed when the Power Switch is set to “ ”.
1 SELECT OPERATION MODE
Set the Power Switch to “ ”, “5S” or “
pressing down the Lock Button.
MENU Button/
IND. ON/OFF Button
5S
PLAY
Power lamp
F
OF
Lock Button
Select Dial
Power Switch
END
Recording Menu
4 RETURN
Move the highlight bar to “TO DATE/TIME MENU”
by rotating the Select Dial. Press it and the Date/Time
Menu appears.
4 SELECT FUNCTION
5 SET FUNCTION PARAMETERS
6 CLOSE RECORDING MENU
Date/Time Menu
OFF
ON
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Press MENU. The Recording Menu appears.
Cycle through the available settings of the selected
functions by rotating the Select Dial and stop when
the one you want is displayed. Then press it and the
highlight bar automatically moves to “RETURN”.
– – – – –6 – – – – –
ON SCREEN
DISPLAY
DATE / TIME
2 ACCESS RECORDING MENU
3 ACCESS DATE/TIME MENU
Move the highlight bar to “DISPLAY” by rotating the
Select Dial, then press it.
Display
SP
REC MODE
WIDE MODE
OFF
ZOOM
40X
DIS
OFF
GAIN UP
AGC
FLASH
AUTO
4 TO DATE / TIME MENU
TO SYSTEM MENU
” while
Press the Select Dial twice. Selection is complete and
the menu disappears.
NOTES:
● Connect the camcorder to a TV and set “ON SCREEN”
to “ON” in the Date/Time Menu. The display appears on
the connected TV .
● The Indicator/Display function overrides these settings.
Even if you have set “ON SCREEN” to “ON”, pressing
IND. ON/OFF for longer than 1 second removes the
indications from the screen. Pressing it for longer than
1 second again makes the indications re-appear (“LCD
Monitor/Viewfinder Indications”, Z pg. 15).
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SNAPSHOT Button
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Scene (5-second recording)
Record a vacation or an important event in 5-second clips
to keep the action moving. The 5-Second function may
also be activated during Full Auto operation. But the White
Balance remains in the previously adjusted condition.
While the 5-Second mode is activated, Fade/Wipe effect
(Z pg. 33), Prgram AE with special effects (Z pg. 35) and
other manual operations except the menu settings cannot
be performed.
Recording Start/Stop Button
1 SELECT OPERATION MODE
Set the Power Switch to “5S” while pressing down the
Lock Button, and pull out the viewfinder fully or open
the LCD monitor fully.
•“5S MODE” appears.
Power lamp
PLAY OFF
5S
Lock Button
Power Switch
Display
REC
444
After 5 sec.
REC
PAUSE
•If you press and hold the Recording Start/Stop
Button within 5 seconds after recording starts,
Record-Standby mode is not engaged.
Set the Power Switch to the “
“OFF” position.
5S MODE
MANUAL
Press the Recording Start/Stop Button. The tally lamp
lights and beep sounds to indicate the start of
recording, and after 5 seconds the camcorder enters
Record-Standby mode.
3 END 5S MODE
MANUAL
PAUSE
2 ENGAGE 5S MODE
Record-Standby
444
”, “
”, “
” or
To Take A Snapshot In The 5-Second Recording Mode . . .
.... instead of pressing the Recording Start/Stop Button in
step 2, set the Snapshot Dial to the desired mode, then
press SNAPSHOT. The camcorder records a 5-second
still (Z pg. 24). When “SCENE” is set to “ANIM.”
(Z pg. 26) this function is not available.
NOTE:
5S MODE
When “SCENE” is set to “ANIM.” in the System Menu, the
5-second recording mode is not available. Animation
recording of a 1/3-second clip is taken instead (Z pg. 26).
Dissolves during 5 second recording mode
Select “5SD” at the System Menu (Z pg. 30). “5SD
MODE” appears in step 1. Record one 5-second clip, and
the image at the end of the clip is stored. If you record the
next clip within 5 minutes, the previous scene dissolves as
the new scene appears.
•If you turn the power off, the stored image will be lost.
NOTE:
When “DIS” is set to “ON” (Z pg. 29), dissolve is
disabled during 5 second recording mode (5SD). Instead,
only simple 5-second recording (5S) of scenes takes place.
Dissolves during 5 second recording mode
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RECORDING Advanced Features (cont.)
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Progressive Mode Recording
SNAPSHOT Button
Recording a high-resolution still image. If an image is
recorded using the Progressive Mode, it is possible to play
back a jitter-free still image with superior quality. A highresolution still image can also be processed on a personal
computer or can be printed out (Z pg. 50, 51).
1 SELECT OPERATION MODE
Set the Power Switch to “
” while pressing down
the Lock Button located on the switch. Pull out the
viewfinder fully or open the LCD monitor fully. The
power lamp lights and “PS” appears.
Recording Start/Stop Button
Power lamp
OFF
AY
5S
PL
Lock Button
Power Switch
Display
MANUAL
–––
PAUSE
MANUAL
PS
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Progressive mode display
PROGRESSIVE MODE
2 START
RECORDING
Press the Recording Start/Stop Button. The tally lamp
lights.
To End Progressive Video Recording . . .
.... press the Recording Start/Stop Button. The camcorder
enters the Record-Standby mode.
NOTES:
● When an image recorded using the Progressive Mode is
played back, the image may not look natural.
● When the Power Switch is set to “
”, Picture Wipe/
Dissolve (Z pg. 32) and the modes of Program AE with
special effects other than “SHUTTER”, “TWILIGHT”,
“SEPIA” or “MONOTONE” (Z pg. 35) cannot be used.
● The Pro Snapshot modes other than Multi-Analyser 4 &
9 (Z pg. 24) are also possible in the Progressive Mode.
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Description of Progressive Scan CCD
Progressive Scan is a special image sensing method which, unlike conventional interlace scanning, is able to
pick up all the lines of picture information in one Scan. Since the Progressive Scan CCD is capable of
outputting 50 full Frames* per second — twice the amount of conventional systems — it is able to deliver a
high quality picture even when its output signal is converted to a format that can be viewed on a TV screen.
*A PAL TV screen image is composed of 25 Frames per second. 1 Frame is made up of 2 Fields.
1 Frame
Scan A
1. Regular shooting of moving images
Scan B
Records 25 odd and 25 even image Fields, for a total of 50
per second. Since there is a time lag between an odd and
even Field, when they are combined to make 1 Frame the
part of the image that is moving appears as image jitter.
However, during normal playback, the moving picture
looks smooth and natural.
2. Progressive mode shooting of moving images (Progressive Mode Recording Z pg. 22)
Scan A is recorded, divided into an odd- and even-number Field, and then Scan B is skipped. Scans C and D
are handled in the same way as Scans A and B, as illustrated below, thereby recording 25 Frames per second.
Since each recorded odd- and even-number Field originates from the same Scan there is no time lag between
them, and so when they are combined into a Frame and a still image is displayed on a TV or PC monitor the
picture does not look jittery. However, when moving images are played back, the picture can look unnatural.
Scan A
Scan B
Scan C
Skip
Skip
Odd-number
Field
Even-number
Field
Scan D
Odd-number
Field
Even-number
Field
25 Frames per second
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RECORDING Advanced Features (cont.)
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APSHOT
SN
Align marks.
Pro Snapshot
SNAPSHOT Dial
Use your camcorder like a regular camera and take a
snapshot, or several of them in succession.
PRO SNAPSHOT MODE SELECTION
SNAPSHOT Button
1 SELECT OPERATION MODE
Set the Power Switch to “ ”, “ ” or “
” while
pressing down the Lock Button located on the switch,
and pull out the viewfinder fully or open the LCD
monitor fully.
•When the Power Switch is set to “
”, MultiAnalyser 4 and Multi-Analyser 9 are not available.
MODE
2 SELECT PRO SNAPSHOT
Z
Choose the appropriate mode from among the 6 Pro
Snapshot modes ( pg. 25) by setting the Snapshot
Dial.
PL
PRO SNAPSHOT RECORDING
Power lamp
OFF
AY
5S
Lock Button
Power Switch
Display
During snapshot
PHOTO
1 TAKE PRO SNAPSHOT
Press SNAPSHOT.
•When the “ ” flash ready indicator is displayed,
flash takes place.
If you press during Record-Standby . . .
.... “PHOTO” appears and a still image will be
recorded for approx. 5 seconds, then the
camcorder re-enters the Record-Standby mode.
If you press during Recording . . .
.... “PHOTO” appears and a still image will be
recorded for approx. 5 seconds, then the normal
recording resumes.
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Motor Drive Mode
Pro Snapshot
mode with no
frame* u
Keeping SNAPSHOT pressed provides an effect similar to
serial photography. (The interval between the still images:
approx. 0.7 seconds.)
The flash lights only during the first snapshot (Z pg. 26).
To Remove The Shutter Sound . . .
.... when you don’t want to hear the shutter sound, set
BEEP/TALLY to “OFF” in the System Menu (Z pg. 30).
Though the sound is not heard from the speaker, it is
recorded on the tape.
Pro Snapshot
mode with
frame* u
Pin-Up mode u
Progressive Mode
This mode enables recording a jitter-free still image with
superior quality, using the Progressive Scan CCD
(Z pg. 23).
The Progressive Mode is activated during Pro Snapshot
recordings (except Multi-Analyser 4 & 9) and Progressive
Video Recording (Z pg. 22).
A recorded high-resolution still image can be transferred to
a personal computer and processed using the provided
software, or can be printed out using the optional digital
printer GV-DT3.
NOTES:
Multi-Analyser 4
Multi-Analyser 9
Nega/Posi
mode* u
* :There is a momentary camera shutter-type
blackout together with the sound effect of a
shutter closing, which is recorded together
with the image.
u :Recorded with Progressive mode.
● Snapshot should not be used when the digital zoom
function is used.
● “Multi-Analyser 4” and “Multi-Analyser 9” will be
disabled when Program AE with special effects other
than “SHUTTER” and “TWILIGHT” (Z pg. 35) is
activated.
● “Nega/Posi mode” will be disabled when “CLASSIC
FILM”, “STROBE”, “SLOW” or “VIDEO ECHO” of
Program AE with special effects (Z pg. 35) is activated.
● If the camcorder is in a dark lit environment with “GAIN
UP” set to “AUTO
” on the Recording Menu
(Z pg. 29), Auto Slow Shutter (“AUTO
”) will be
activated and “Multi-Analyser 4”, “Multi-Analyser 9”
and “Nega/Posi mode” will be disabled.
● During playback as well, all Pro Snapshot modes except
Nega/Posi mode are available. The shutter sound is not
heard.
● To reduce the Red-Eye effect of the subject’s eyes when
the flash lights, Z pg. 26.
● When a cable or headphone set is connected to the AV
OUT connector, the shutter sound is not heard, however
it is recorded onto the tape.
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RECORDING Advanced Features (cont.)
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Snapshot Flash (Auto Flash)
Flash sensor
Flash
Red-Eye
Reduction
Button
During Full Auto mode, or Manual mode when “FLASH”
is set to “AUTO” in the Recording Menu, the flash
automatically lights at the subject if it’s dark ( appears)
when taking a snapshot in Record-Standby.
By setting “FLASH” to “ON” or “OFF” in the Recording
Menu, the flash can be activated or deactivated on demand.
1 ENGAGE RECORD-STANDBY
SNAPSHOT Button
PL
Power lamp
OFF
AY
5S
Lock Button
MENU Button
Power Switch
Set the Power Switch to “ ”, “ ”, “5S” or “
”
while pressing down the Lock Button located on the
switch, and pull out the viewfinder fully or open the
LCD monitor fully.
If the Power Switch is set to “ ” . . .
.... go to step 5.
If the Power Switch is set to “ ”, “5S” or “
”...
.... go to step 2.
2 ACCESS RECORDING MENU
3 SELECT FUNCTION
Press MENU. The Recording Menu appears.
Rotate the Select Dial to move the highlight bar to
“FLASH”, then press it.
Display
PAUSE
Flash ready
indicator
Red-Eye reduction
indicator
4 SELECT FUNCTION PARAMETERS
Rotate the Select Dial to display the desired parameter (“AUTO”, “ON” or “OFF”) and press it. “FLASH”
stops blinking and setting is complete. Press the
Select Dial once. The normal screen reappears.
5 TAKE SNAPSHOT
Press SNAPSHOT.
SP
REC MODE
WIDE MODE
OFF
ZOOM
40X
DIS
OFF
GAIN UP
AGC
4 FLASH
AUTO
TO DATE / TIME MENU
TO SYSTEM MENU
END
– – – – –6 – – – – –
NOTES:
Recording Menu
To Reduce The Red-Eye Effect Of The Subject’s Eyes . . .
.... it is recommended that you use this function when
shooting a person. When “ ” appears, press the
Red-Eye Reduction Button (3). The
Red-Eye
reduction indicator lights, then press SNAPSHOT. The
flash lights twice. The first flash is for reduction of the
human eye’s red reflection and the second flash is for
actual recording.
● Do not flash at a person at short range.
● In Multi-Analyser 4, Multi-Analyser 9 or Nega/Posi mode, the flash is disabled ( Z pg. 25).
● The flash does not light when the flash is set to “OFF” on the recording menu and also when the battery remaining
power is low. Moreover, the flash does not light when it is set to “AUTO” on the recording menu with GAIN UP set
to “OFF” ( Z pg. 29) and with Programme AE with special effects set to “TWILIGHT” ( Z pg. 34).
● When taking several snapshots in succession (Motor Drive Mode), the flash lights only during the first one.
● Although images shot with a flash tend to look whiter than they actually are, to compensate for this camcorder
automatically darkens the picture when using the flash. When shooting a subject at a distance where the flash light
cannot reach (over approx. 2 m), set the flash to “OFF” to prevent the picture from becoming too dark.
● The colour tone changes depending on the background lighting conditions, such as under fluorecent or halogen
lamps.
● When you want to change the brightness of the flash, refer to “Flash Brightness Adjustment” ( Z pg. 27).
● While charging the flash,
blinks and the flash does not light. Although noise may appear, this is not a
malfunction. This is not recorded. It can take up to ten seconds to charge the flash.
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Flash Brightness Adjustment
When a snapshot (Z pg. 24) is taken in the dark the
camcorder flashes (Z pg. 26) while adjusting the
brightness automatically. You can also adjust the flash
brightness manually. When you find that the snapshots
you took look too bright or too dark, adjust it manually.
1 SELECT OPERATION MODE
Set the Power Switch to “ ” or “
” while pressing
down the Lock Button, and pull out the viewfinder
fully or open the LCD monitor fully.
5S
PLAY
Power lamp
F
OF
Lock Button
Select Dial
Power Switch
Display
FOCUS
EXPOSURE
W. BALANCE
FADER
/ WIPE
P. AE
/ EFFECT
FLASH ADJ.
AUTO
AUTO
AUTO
OFF
Manual Mode Item
Menu
2 ACCESS MANUAL MODE ITEM MENU
Press the Select Dial and move the highlight bar to
“FLASH ADJ.” by rotating the Select Dial.
3 ACCESS FLASH ADJUSTMENT
Press the Select Dial.
The Manual Mode Item Menu disappears, “FLASH”
appears in the upper left corner and a number
appears next to the indication to allow adjustment of
the flash manually on the screen.
4 ADJUST BRIGHTNESS OF FLASH
Rotating the Select Dial upward increases the number
of the brightness adjustment indicator and rotating
the Select Dial downward decreases it.
OFF
•The adjustment range is from –3 to +3.
0
4 END
5 ACTIVATE BRIGHTNESS OF FLASH
FOCUS
EXPOSURE
W. BALANCE
FADER
/ WIPE
P. AE
/ EFFECT
4 FLASH ADJ.
Press the Select Dial. The flash brightness adjustment
is complete. The indication “FLASH” changes to
“MANUAL”.
AUTO
AUTO
AUTO
OFF
NOTES:
OFF
0
END
FLASH
Flash Adjustment
0
● When the battery power is low or when “FLASH” is set
to “OFF” in the Recording Menu, the screen to set
“FLASH ADJ.” does not appear.
● When you change the subject you are shooting or the
shooting location, set it back to ±0 as described in step 4
and take a snapshot to check the flash brightness. After
doing this adjust to your desired brightness.
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RECORDING Advanced Features (cont.)
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Using Menu 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.
1 ACCESS RECORDING MENU
MENU Button
Set the Power Switch to“ ”, “5S” or “
” while
pressing down the Lock Button, and pull out the
viewfinder fully or open the LCD monitor fully. Then
press MENU. The Recording Menu appears.
5S
PLAY
Power lamp
F
OF
Lock Button
Power Switch
Select Dial
Display
Recording Menu
4 REC MODE
SP
WIDE MODE
OFF
ZOOM
40X
DIS
OFF
AGC
GAIN UP
FLASH
AUTO
TO DATE / TIME MENU
TO SYSTEM MENU
END
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4 ON SCREEN
DISPLAY
DATE / TIME
OFF
ON
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4 RETURN
Date/Time Menu
4 TELE MACRO
SCENE
BEEP / TALLY
WIND CUT
SOUND MODE
ID NUMBER
DEMO. MODE
OFF
5S
ON
OFF
32kHz
06
OFF
4 RETURN
System Menu
SP
REC MODE
WIDE MODE
OFF
ZOOM
40X
OFF
DIS
AGC
GAIN UP
FLASH
AUTO
TO DATE / TIME MENU
TO SYSTEM MENUDEC 25 ’ 98
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4 END
Normal Screen
2 SELECT FUNCTION
Rotate the Select Dial to move the highlight bar to the
desired function.
•If the setting you want cannot be found in the Menu
Screen, place the highlight bar on “END”, then go
to step 6.
3 MAKE SETTING
Press the Select Dial. The setting procedure depends
on the function you select.
If you select a function other than “TO DATE/TIME
MENU” or “TO SYSTEM MENU” . . .
.... each function’s parameter starts blinking. Rotate
the Select Dial until the desired parameter
appears. Go to step 5.
If you select “TO DATE/TIME MENU” . . .
.... the Date/Time Menu appears. Go to step 4.
If you select “TO SYSTEM MENU” . . .
.... the System Menu appears. Go to step 4.
FUNCTION PARAMETERS IN
4 SELECT
DATE/TIME MENU OR SYSTEM MENU
Rotate the Select Dial to move the highlight bar to the
desired function, then press it.
If you select “DATE/TIME” . . . Z pg. 8
If you select other functions . . .
.... rotate the Select Dial until the desired parameter
appears, then press it. The highlight bar automatically moves to “RETURN”. Go to step 5.
5 END SETTING
Press the Select Dial. The Recording Menu reappears
with the highlight bar on “END”.
6 CLOSE MENU SCREEN
Press the Select Dial. The normal screen reappears.
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Recording Menu Explanations
REC MODE
Allows you to set the recording mode (SP or LP) depending on your preference (Z pg. 10).
WIDE MODE
OFF
Select “OFF” when you want to use neither “SQUEEZE” nor “CINEMA”.
SQUEEZE
For playback on TVs with an aspect ratio of 16:9. Naturally expands the
image to fit the screen without distortion.
appears. When using this mode, refer to your wide-screen TV’s
instruction manual. During playback/recording on 4:3 TVs/LCD monitor/
viewfinder, the image is elongated vertically.
CINEMA
Inserts black bands at the top and bottom of the screen. During playback
on wide-screen TVs, the black bands at the top and bottom of the screen
are cut and the screen ratio becomes 16:9. When using this mode, refer to
your wide-screen TV’s instruction manual. During playback/recording on
4:3 TVs/LCD monitor/viewfinder, black bands are inserted at the top and
bottom of the screen and the image appears like a letterboxed 16:9 movie.
10X
When set to “10X” while using digital zoom, the zoom magnification will
reset to 10X since digital zoom will be disengaged.
40X
Allows you to use the Digital Zoom. By digitally processing and
magnifying images, zooming is possible from 10 times (the optical zoom
limit), to a maximum of 40 times digital magnification.
200X
Allows you to use the Digital Zoom. By digitally processing and
magnifying images, zooming is possible from 10 times (the optical zoom
limit), to a maximum of 200 times digital magnification.
OFF
To compensate for unstable images caused by camera-shake, particularly
at high magnification.
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 Digital Image Stabiliser (DIS) when recording with the
camcorder on a tripod.
● The “
” indicator appears blinking if the Stabiliser cannot be used.
ZOOM
DIS
ON
GAIN UP
FLASH
AGC
This is automatically activated during Full Auto mode. The overall
appearance is jagged, but the image is bright.
AUTO
The shutter speed is automatically adjusted (1/25 — 1/200 sec.). Shooting
a subject in low or poor lighting at 1/25 sec. shutter speed provides a
brighter image than in the AGC mode, but the subject’s movements are
not smooth or natural. When set to this mode, “
” is displayed.
OFF
Allows you to shoot dark scenes with no picture brightness adjustment.
AUTO
Flash automatically takes place in the dark (Z pg. 26).
OFF
To take a snapshot without flash even in the dark. Since the shutter speed
becomes slow, use a tripod to avoid camera shake.
ON
To emit flash on demand when taking a snapshot.
TO DATE/TIME MENU
Refer to “Date/Time Menu Explanations” (Z pg. 30).
TO SYSTEM MENU
Refer to “System Menu Explanations” (Z pg. 30).
: Factory-preset
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Date/Time Menu Explanations
ON SCREEN
DISPLAY
DATE/TIME
RECORDING Advanced Features (cont.)
OFF
Keeps the camcorder’s display from appearing on the connected TV
screen.
ON
Makes the camcorder's display appear on screen when the camcorder
is connected to a TV.
ON
Makes the date/time settings appear in the camcorder (Z pg. 20).
OFF
Keeps the date/time settings from appearing in the camcorder.
Allows you to set the current date and time (Z pg. 8).
System Menu Explanations
TELE MACRO
OFF
ON
SCENE
5S
5SD
BEEP/TALLY
WIND CUT
SOUND MODE
Usually the distance to a subject where the lens is in focus depends
on the zoom magnification. Unless there is a distance more than 1m
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.
Z pg. 21.
Z pg. 21.
ANIM.
Allows you to record a 1/3-second clip. By using an inanimate object
and changing its position between shots, you can record the subject
as though it is moving (Z pg. 21).
ON
The tally lamp comes on to signal the start of recording.
The beep sounds when the power is turned on or off, and at the
beginning and end of recording. Also to activate the shutter sound
effect (Z pg. 25).
OFF
The tally lamp remains off at all times.
Even though not heard while shooting, shutter sound is recorded on
the tape.
OFF
Disengages the function which cuts down on noise created by wind.
ON
Helps cut down on noise created by wind.
•“
” appears.
•The quality of the sound will change. This is normal.
32 kHz
Enables recording of stereo sound on four separate channels, and is
recommended for use when performing audio dubbing with another
digital camcorder.
48 kHz
Enables recording of stereo sound on two separate channels.
ID NUMBER
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
OFF
Automatic demonstration will not take place.
ON
Demonstrates certain functions such as Program AE with special
effects, etc., and can be used to confirm how these functions operate.
When “DEMO. MODE” is set to “ON” and the Recording Menu is
closed, demonstration starts.
NOTES:
● If a tape is in the camcorder, the demonstration cannot be turned
on.
● By turning off the camcorder, “DEMO. MODE” is set to “OFF”
automatically.
: Factory-preset
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Fade/Wipe Effects
IMPORTANT:
If certain modes of Program AE with special effects
(Z pg. 34) are activated, some Fade/Wipe Effects cannot
be used. If you select a Fade/Wipe Effect that is unusable
in the current situation, the indication blinks.
These effects let you make pro-style scene transitions. Use
these to spice up the transition from one scene to the next.
You can also vary transitions from scene to scene.
Recording Start/Stop Button
EFFECT SELECTION
5S
PLAY
Power lamp
F
OF
Lock Button
Select Dial
AUTO
AUTO
AUTO
OFF
Press the Select Dial. The Manual Mode Item Menu
appears.
Manual Mode Item
Menu
OFF
FADER / WIPE
FADER/WIPE Menu
•The FADER/WIPE Menu disappears and the effect is
reserved. The indicator representing the selected
effect appears.
FADE/WIPE SELECTION
(
,
,
,
,
,
and
)
,
,
,
A scene gradually appears on a black, white, or black-andwhite screen (Fade-in or Wipe-in); or disappears, leaving a
black, white, or black-and-white screen (Fade-out or
Wipe-out).
Fade or Wipe works when recording is started or when
you stop recording.
Before the following step, perform the above steps 1
through 4.
MANUAL
WH
PAUSE
[Ex.:
Rotate the Select Dial to move the highlight bar to
“FADER/WIPE”, then press it.
Rotate the Select Dial to move the highlight bar to the
desired function, then press it.
END
P WIPE – SHUTTER
RANDOM
OFF
FADER – WHITE
SEL. 4 WH
BK
FADER – BLACK
BW
FADER – B.W
WIPE–CORNER
3 ACCESS “FADER/WIPE” MENU
4 SELECT EFFECT
0
?R
Set the Power Switch to “ ” or “
” while pressing
down the Lock Button located on the switch, and pull
out the viewfinder fully or open the LCD monitor
fully.
2 ACCESS MANUAL MODE ITEM MENU
Power Switch
Display
FOCUS
EXPOSURE
W. BALANCE
4 FADER
/ WIPE
P. AE
/ EFFECT
FLASH ADJ.
1 SELECT OPERATION MODE
5 START OR END RECORDING
FADER – WHITE]
Press the Recording Start/Stop Button to activate
Fade-in/out or Wipe-in/out.
Fade-in
NOTE:
Z pg. 32.
Fade-out
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RECORDING Advanced Features (cont.)
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PICTURE WIPE OR DISSOLVE SELECTION
(
,
,
,
,
,
and
)
Combine the Picture Wipe and Dissolve functions for a
professional transition effect. There are 6 Picture Wipe
effects and 1 Dissolve effect. The Picture Wipe or Dissolve
works when recording is started.
Before the following steps, perform steps 1 through 4 on
pg. 31.
Recording Start/Stop Button
,,,
,,,,
,,,,
,,,,
Previous scene end
[Ex.:
WIPE – SCROLL]
Within 5 minutes . . .
,,, ,,,,
,,,
,,,,
,,,, ,,,,
,,,,
,,,,
Wipe-in
5 STORE SCENE IN MEMORY
Engage the Record-Standby mode.
If you select Picture Wipe/Dissolve during
recording . . .
.... press the Recording Start/Stop Button when one
scene is finished. The point at which the scene
ended is stored in memory.
If you select Picture Wipe/Dissolve during RecordStandby mode . . .
.... press the Recording Start/Stop Button to start
recording and press it again when one scene is
finished. The point at which the scene ended is
stored in memory.
If you select Picture Wipe/Dissolve during RecordStandby mode after performing a Picture Wipe/
Dissolve . . .
.... the point at which the scene ended is already
stored in memory.
6 START RECORDING
If you start recording a new scene within 5 minutes of
the end of the previous recording (without having
turned the camcorder’s power off), the previous scene
wipes out, revealing the new scene.
NOTES:
● You can extend the length of a Fade or Wipe by pressing
and holding the Recording Start/Stop Button.
● If the power is turned off after a scene is finished
recording, the stored point is erased.
This disables the Picture Wipe/Dissolve combination.
When this happens, the Picture Wipe/Dissolve indicator
blinks. Try recording again, but do not turn the power off
when you are finished. Please be advised that power
also shuts off automatically if 5 minutes elapse in the
Record-Standby mode.
● The sound at the end of the last recorded scene is not
stored.
● When “DIS” is set to “ON” (Z pg. 29), Picture Wipe/
Dissolve is disabled.
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Fader And Wipe Menu
Menu
Effect
FADER — WHITE
Fade in or out with a white screen.
FADER — BLACK
Fade in or out with a black screen.
FADER — B.W
Fade in to a colour screen from a black and white screen, or fade out
from colour to black and white.
WIPE — CORNER
Wipe in on a black screen from the upper right to the lower left corner,
or wipe out from lower left to upper right, leaving a black screen.
WIPE — WINDOW
The scene starts in the centre of a black screen and wipes in toward
the corners, or comes in from the corners, gradually wiping out to the
centre.
WIPE — SLIDE
Wipe in from right to left, or wipe out from left to right.
WIPE — DOOR
Wipe in as the two halves of a black screen open to the left and right,
revealing the scene, or wipe out and the black screen reappears from
left and right to cover the scene.
WIPE — SCROLL
The scene wipes in from the bottom to the top of a black screen, or
wipes out from top to bottom, leaving a black screen.
WIPE — SHUTTER
Wipe in toward the centre of a black screen from the top and bottom,
or wipe out from the centre toward the top and bottom, leaving a
black screen.
DISSOLVE
The new scene gradually appears as the old one gradually disappears.
WIPE — CORNER
The new scene wipes in over the previous one from the upper right
corner to the lower left corner.
WIPE — WINDOW
The next scene gradually wipes in from the centre of the screen
toward the corners, covering the previous scene.
WIPE — SLIDE
The next scene gradually wipes in over the previous one from right to
left.
WIPE — DOOR
The previous scene wipes out from the centre to the right and left, like
a door being pushed open to reveal the next scene.
WIPE — SCROLL
The new scene wipes in over the last one from the bottom of the
screen to the top.
WIPE — SHUTTER
The new scene wipes in over the previous one from the centre toward
the top and bottom of the screen.
RANDOM
When this function is activated, the camcorder randomly selects the
effect used in scene transition (from
,
,
,
,
,
,
and
). The Picture Wipe/Dissolve function is not available.
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RECORDING Advanced Features (cont.)
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Program AE With Special Effects
IMPORTANT:
If certain Fades or Wipes (Z pg. 33) are activated, some
modes of Program AE with special effects cannot be used.
If you select a mode that is unusable in the current
situation, the mode’s symbol blinks.
You can choose any one of the effects from the P.AE/
EFFECT Menu.
F
OF
Power lamp
5S
PLAY
1 SELECT OPERATION MODE
Lock Button
Select Dial
Power Switch
AUTO
AUTO
AUTO
OFF
2 ACCESS MANUAL MODE ITEM MENU
Press the Select Dial. The Manual Mode Item Menu
appears.
3 ACCESS “P.AE/EFFECT” SELECT MENU
Rotate the Select Dial to move the highlight bar to
“P.AE/EFFECT”, then press it.
Display
FOCUS
EXPOSURE
W. BALANCE
FADER
/ WIPE
4 P. AE
/ EFFECT
FLASH ADJ.
Set the Power Switch to “ ” or “
” while pressing
down the Lock Button located on the switch, and pull
out the viewfinder fully or open the LCD monitor
fully.
Manual Mode Item
Menu
4 SELECT MODE
Move the highlight bar to the desired mode by
rotating the Select Dial, then press it.
OFF
•The P.AE/EFFECT Menu disappears and the selected
mode is activated. The symbol of the selected mode
appears.
0
END
P. AE / EFFECT
TWILIGHT
SEPIA
B/W MONOTONE
4
SEL.
CLASSIC FILM
STROBE
1 SLOW 4X
2 SLOW 10X
P.AE/EFFECT Menu
PAUSE
The indicator for the selected mode appears, and the
selected mode is engaged.
5 DISABLE MODE
To turn off the selected mode, re-access the P.AE/
EFFECT Menu and move the highlight bar to “OFF”
by rotating the Select Dial. Then press it.
NOTES:
● Program AE with special effects can be changed
during recording or during Record-Standby.
● When “DIS” is set to “ON”, “VIDEO ECHO” is
disabled.
● Even if you set “DIS” to “ON” ( Z pg. 29) with
“CLASSIC FILM”, “STROBE” or “SLOW” activated,
“DIS” will be disabled.
SHUTTER
(Variable Shutter
Speed)
,,,,
,,,,
,,,,
,,,,
1/50–The shutter speed is fixed at 1/50th of a
second. Black bands that usually appear when
shooting a TV screen become narrower.
1/100–The shutter speed is fixed at 1/100th of a
second. The flickering that occurs when shooting
under a fluorescent light or mercury-vapor lamp is
reduced.
1/250, 1/500–These settings allow fast-moving
images to be captured one frame at a time, for
vivid, stable slow-motion playback. The faster the
shutter speed, the darker the picture becomes. Use
the shutter function under good lighting conditions.
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CLASSIC FILM
Gives recorded scenes a strobe efffect.
STROBE
Your recording looks like a series of consecutive
snapshots.
SLOW (Slow Shutter)
You can light dark subjects or areas even brighter
than they would be under good natural lighting.
SLOW 4X
TWILIGHT
The Shutter Speed is set to 1/12.5th of a second to
quadruple the sensitivity.
Makes evening scenes look more natural.
White Balance (Z pg. 40) is initially set to
,
but can be changed to your desired setting. When
Twilight is chosen, the camcorder automatically
adjusts the focus from approx. 10 m to infinity.
From less than 10 m, adjust the focus manually.
SEPIA
Recorded scenes have a brownish tint like old
photos. Combine this with the Cinema mode for a
classic look.
SLOW 10X
The Shutter Speed is set to 1/5th of a second to
provide 10 times the sensitivity.
NOTES:
● When using “SLOW”, the image takes on a
strobe-like effect.
● Use “SLOW” only in dark areas.
● The Manual Focus indication may appear and
flash when “SLOW” is in use.
● If the image is out of focus, adjust manually. It is
also recommended that you use a tripod, if
possible.
MONOTONE
Like classic black and white films, your footage is
shot in B/W. Used together with the Cinema mode,
it enhances the “classic film” effect.
VIDEO ECHO
Adds a “ghost” to the subject, giving your
recording a “fantasy” feeling.
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RECORDING Advanced Features (cont.)
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Focus detection zone
Focusing
AUTO FOCUS
The camcorder’s Full Range AF system offers continuous
shooting ability from close-up (as close as approx. 1.5 cm
to the subject) 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.
* The following low-contrast warnings appear blinking:
, ,
and
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
(Z 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.
When “TELE MACRO” (Z pg. 30) is activated, the
camcorder will not zoom out automatically.
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MANUAL FOCUS
NOTE:
You should already have made the necessary viewfinder
adjustments (Z pg. 11). If you have not, do so before
continuing.
1 SELECT OPERATION MODE
Set the Power Switch to “ ” or “
” while pressing
down the Lock Button located on the switch, and pull
out the viewfinder fully or open the LCD monitor
fully.
F
OF
5S
PLAY
Power lamp
Lock Button
Power Switch
Select Dial
Display
4 FOCUS
EXPOSURE
W. BALANCE
FADER
/ WIPE
P. AE
/ EFFECT
FLASH ADJ.
END
FOCUS
MANUAL
AUTO
AUTO
OFF
OFF
0
Manual Mode Item
Menu
2 ACCESS MANUAL MODE ITEM MENU
Press the Select Dial. The Manual Mode Item Menu
appears.
3 ACCESS MANUAL FOCUS
Move the highlight bar to “FOCUS” by rotating the
Select Dial, then press it. Rotate the Select Dial to
display “MANUAL”, then press it. The Manual Mode
Item Menu disappears and “FOCUS” is displayed in
the upper left corner. The focus is locked at this point.
4 ADJUST FOCUS
To farther subject . . .
.... rotate the Select Dial upward. “ ” appears and
blinks. Go to step 5.
To nearer subject . . .
.... rotate the Select Dial downward. “ ” appears
and blinks. Go to step 5.
5 END ADJUSTMENT OF FOCUS
Press the Select Dial. Focus adjustment is complete.
The indication changes from “FOCUS” to
“MANUAL”.
•If you want to reset the focus, repeat from step 2.
To Change To Auto Focus . . .
.... rotate the Select Dial to display “AUTO” then press it
in step 3. The manual focus indicators disappear. Or
set the Power Switch to “ ”.
FOCUS
NOTES:
● After the Power Switch is set to “OFF”, Manual Focus is
reset to “AUTO”.
● 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 up 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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RECORDING Advanced Features (cont.)
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Exposure Control
This feature automatically adjusts the iris for the best
available picture quality, but you can override and make
the adjustment manually.
1 SELECT OPERATION MODE
Set the Power Switch to “ ” or “
” while pressing
down the Lock Button located on the switch, and pull
out the viewfinder fully or open the LCD monitor
fully.
F
OF
Power lamp
5S
PLAY
2 ACCESS MANUAL MODE ITEM MENU
Lock Button
Power Switch
Select Dial
3 ACCESS EXPOSURE CONTROL
Move the highlight bar to “EXPOSURE” by rotating
the Select Dial, then press it. Rotate the Select Dial to
display “MANUAL”, then press it. The Manual Mode
Item Menu disappears. “EXP.” and the highlight bar
on the exposure control indicator are displayed.
4 ADJUST EXPOSURE
Display
FOCUS
4 EXPOSURE
W. BALANCE
FADER
/ WIPE
P. AE
/ EFFECT
FLASH ADJ.
Press the Select Dial. The Manual Mode Item Menu
appears.
AUTO
MANUAL
AUTO
OFF
Manual Mode Item
Menu
OFF
0
END
EXP.
To darken the image
6
To brighten the image . . .
.... rotate the Select Dial upward. The exposure
control indicator increases (maximum +6).
Go to step 5.
To darken the image . . .
.... rotate the Select Dial downward. The exposure
control indicator decreases (maximum –6).
Go to step 5.
5 END ADJUSTMENT OF EXPOSURE
Press the Select Dial. Exposure adjustment is complete.
The indication “EXP.” changes to “MANUAL” and the
highlight bar on the exposure control indicator goes
out.
•If you want to reset the exposure, repeat step 2.
To Return To Automatic Exposure Control . . .
.... rotate the Select Dial to display “AUTO” then press it
in step 3. The exposure control indicator disappears.
Or set the Power Switch to “ ”.
EXP.
0
NOTES:
EXP.
6
To brighten the image
Exposure control indicator
● After the Power Switch is set to “OFF”, Exposure Control
is reset to “AUTO”.
● 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.
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Iris Lock
Use this function when shooting a moving subject, when
zooming, when the subject changes its distance (thus its
size in the LCD monitor or the viewfinder), or when you
want to lock the brightness level.
When the subject is close, keep the iris locked. Even when
the subject moves away from you, the image will not
darken or brighten.
1 SELECT OPERATION MODE
F
OF
Power lamp
Lock Button
Select Dial
Press the Select Dial. The Manual Mode Item Menu
appears.
3 ACCESS EXPOSURE CONTROL
Move the highlight bar to “EXPOSURE” by rotating
the Select Dial and then press it. Rotate the Select
Dial to display “MANUAL”, then press it. “EXP.” is
displayed.
Power Switch
Display
FOCUS
EXPOSURE
W. BALANCE
FADER
/ WIPE
P. AE
/ EFFECT
FLASH ADJ.
2 ACCESS MANUAL MODE ITEM MENU
5S
PLAY
Set the Power Switch to “ ” or “
” while pressing
down the Lock Button located on the switch, and pull
out the viewfinder fully or open the LCD monitor
fully.
AUTO
MANUAL
AUTO
OFF
Manual Mode Item
Menu
4 CENTER SUBJECT, LOCK IRIS
Adjust zoom so that the subject fills the LCD monitor
or the viewfinder, then press and hold the Select Dial
for over 2 seconds. The exposure control indicator
and “ ” appear, indicating that the iris is locked.
Press the Select Dial. The indication displayed in the
upper left corner changes from “EXP.” to “MANUAL”.
OFF
4 END
EXP.
0L
Iris lock indicator
0
To Return To Automatic Iris Control . . .
.... rotate the Select Dial to display “AUTO” then press it
in step 3. The exposure control indicator and “ ”
disappear. Or set the Power Switch to “ ”.
NOTE:
Iris lock is recommended in the following situations:
● When shooting on a reflective natural background such
as at the beach or when skiing.
● When shooting objects under a spotlight.
● When the subject is backing away.
● When zooming.
To Lock The Exposure Control And The Iris . . .
.... after step 3, adjust the exposure rotating the Select
Dial. Then lock the iris in step 4. For automatic
locking, rotate the Select Dial to display “AUTO”, then
press it in step 3. The iris becomes automatic after
about 2 seconds.
Iris
Works like the pupil of the human eye. In a well-lit
environment, the human pupil contracts to keep too much
light from entering. In low lighting, the pupil dilates to
allow more light in.
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RECORDING Advanced Features (cont.)
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White Balance Adjustment
A term that refers to the correctness of colour reproduction
under various lighting. If the white balance is correct, all
other colors will be accurately reproduced.
The white balance is usually adjusted automatically.
However, the more advanced camcorder operator would
prefer to control this function manually and achieve a
more professional colour/tint reproduction.
F
OF
Power lamp
5S
PLAY
1 SELECT OPERATION MODE
Lock Button
Select Dial
Power Switch
Display
FOCUS
EXPOSURE
W. BALANCE
FADER
/ WIPE
P. AE
/ EFFECT
FLASH ADJ.
AUTO
AUTO
AUTO
OFF
Manual Mode Item
Menu
AUTO
Press the Select Dial. The Manual Mode Item Menu
appears.
WHITE BALANCE ADJUST3 ACCESS
MENT
Move the highlight bar to “W.BALANCE” by rotating
the Select Dial. Then press it. The Manual Mode Item
Menu disappears. “W.BAL.” appears in the upper left
corner and the currently selected mode indication is
also displayed.
Cycle through the available settings of the selected
functions by rotating the Select Dial, and stop when
the one you want is displayed.
0
“AUTO” – The white balance is adjusted automatically. This is the factory preset position.
“ ” – When shooting with the white balance
already having been set on the subject
(Z pg. 41).
“ ” – When shooting outdoors on a sunny day.
“
” – When shooting outdoors on a cloudy day.
“ ” – When using a video light or other similar
type of lighting.
AUTO
AUTO
AUTO
OFF
OFF
0
END
W . BAL .
2 ACCESS MANUAL MODE ITEM MENU
4 SET FUNCTION PARAMETERS
OFF
4 END
FOCUS
EXPOSURE
4 W. BALANCE
FADER
/ WIPE
P. AE
/ EFFECT
FLASH ADJ.
Set the Power Switch to “ ” or “
” while pressing
down the Lock Button located on the switch, and pull
out the viewfinder fully or open the LCD monitor
fully.
White Balance
Adjustment
5 CLOSE WHITE BALANCE ADJUSTMENT
Press the Select Dial again. Selection is complete.
The indication “W. BAL.” changes to “MANUAL”.
To Return To Automatic White Balance . . .
.... select “AUTO” in step 4. Or set the Power Switch to
“ ”.
NOTE:
White balance cannot be used when Sepia or Monotone
( Z pg. 35) is activated.
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Manual White Balance Operation
White paper
If the camera is operating in Manual mode “ ” or “
”,
perform a Manual White Balance when shooting under
various types of lighting.
MODE
1 SELECT OPERATION
Z
Follow steps 1 through 4 of the white balance
adjustment ( pg. 40), select “
MAN.”.
2 SET MANUAL WHITE BALANCE
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.
3 ENTER SETTING
Press the Select Dial until the
5S
PLAY
Power lamp
F
OF
Lock Button
Select Dial
Power Switch
Display
FOCUS
EXPOSURE
4 W. BALANCE
FADER
/ WIPE
P. AE
/ EFFECT
FLASH ADJ.
AUTO
AUTO
AUTO
OFF
Manual Mode Item
Menu
0
END
MANUAL
•When the setting is completed, the
blinking.
Manual White
Balance Adjustment
stops
MANUAL WHITE BALANCE
4 EXIT
ADJUSTMENT
Press the Select Dial. The indication “W.BAL.”
changes to “MANUAL” and only the Manual White
Balance indicator
is displayed.
To Change The Tint For Recording . . .
.... in step 2, substitute colored 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:
OFF
begins blinking.
● In step 2, it may be difficult to focus on the white paper
in some circumstances. In such a case, adjust focus
manually (Z pg. 37).
● 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 tint of the subject will
differ depending on the white balance settings. Use this
function for a more natural result.
● Once you adjust white balance during Manual White
Balance operation, the setting is retained even if the
power is turned off or the battery removed.
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RECORDING Advanced Features (cont.)
EN
High Speed Recording
F
OF
5S
PLAY
Power lamp
Lock Button
Recording Start/Stop Button
Power Switch
HIGH SPEED Button
1 SELECT OPERATION MODE
Set the Power Switch to “ ” while pressing down
the Lock Button, and pull out the viewfinder fully or
open the LCD monitor fully.
HIGH SPEED RECORDING
2 ENGAGE
STANDBY
Display
(LCD monitor or viewfinder)
Press HIGH SPEED while in the Record-Standby mode.
Normal RecordStandby
PAUSE
Records 100 frames per second. The images recorded in
High Speed Recording mode can be played back with
high density in slow-motion. This feature is an effective
way to capture fast-moving action. Also refer to “Progressive Slow-Motion Playback” on pg. 45.
•“HIGH SPEED” is displayed.
3 START RECORDING
Press the Recording Start/Stop Button.
•The tally lamp lights.
•Snapshot recording (Z pg. 24) is disabled during
High Speed Recording.
High Speed
Recording Standby
PAUSE
4 END RECORDING
Press the Recording Start/Stop Button.
•Record-Standby mode is engaged.
•To release the High Speed Recording mode, press
HIGH SPEED.
HIGH SPEED
NOTES:
REC
444
High Speed
Recording
HIGH SPEED
Playback of image
recorded in High
Speed Recording
mode on this
camcorder’s display
When connected to
a monitor or played
back on a video
unit other than
GR-DVL9600
● During High Speed Recording, the image appears in the
upper half of the camcorder’s display as shown in the
illustration. While the camcorder is connected to a monitor
(using S-Video output, AV OUT, DV OUT), the screen is
divided into 2 and the image is displayed both in the upper
and lower halves of the monitor as shown in the illustration.
● If shooting is attempted under a fluorescent lamp, the screen
may jitter.
● It is possible to copy scenes recorded in High Speed
Recording mode from this camcorder only to another
GR-DVL9600.
● During High Speed Recording, the following functions are
disabled: Fade/Wipe effect other than “WHITE”, “BLACK”
and “B.W” ( Z pg. 33), Program AE with special effects
other than “TWILIGHT”, “SEPIA”, “MONOTONE” and
“SHUTTER” ( Z pg. 35), “DIS” ( Z pg. 29), Snapshot
( Z pg. 24) and Digital Zoom ( Z pg. 29).
● If zooming is attempted during High Speed Recording, the
image may become slightly blurred.
● The playback area for images recorded in High Speed
Recording mode is half the height of the screen. If images
recorded in High Speed Recording mode are played back
on a video unit other than GR-DVL9600, the screen will
appear divided into 2, and the images will be displayed
both in the upper and lower halves of the screen.
● When editing with JLIP Video Producer (provided software),
Playback Special Effects and Fade/Wipe effects do not
function properly in images recorded in High Speed
Recording mode.
PLAYBACK Basic Playback
STOP (5) Button
REW (2) Button
FF (3) Button
PLAY/PAUSE (6/4) Button
PUSH-OPEN Button
Speaker
EN
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1 LOAD A CASSETTE
First press PUSH-OPEN and open the LCD monitor
fully.
Slide OPEN/EJECT in the direction of the arrow, then
swing the cassette cover open until it locks. The
holder opens automatically.
Insert a tape and press “PUSH HERE” to close the
cassette holder.
2 SELECT OPERATION MODE
Set the Power Switch to “
” while pressing down
the Lock Button located on the switch. The power
lamp lights.
3 PLAY BACK
Press PLAY/PAUSE (6/4). The playback picture
appears.
4 STOP PLAYBACK
Press STOP (5).
Power Zoom Lever (VOL.)
OPEN/EJECT Switch
Rewind or Fast-forward the tape
Press REW (2) to rewind, or FF (3) to fast-forward the
tape during Stop mode.
NOTES:
PLA
Power lamp
FF
YO
Lock Button
5S
Power Switch
LCD monitor/Viewfinder Indication
Tape running
indicator
● If Stop mode continues for 5 minutes when the power
supply is a battery pack, the camcorder shuts off automatically. To turn on again, set the Power Switch to “OFF”, then
to “
”.
● The playback picture can also be viewed in the viewfinder
(with the viewfinder pulled out) or on a connected TV
( Z pg. 48, 49). Camcorder operation is the same as
described in this section.
● You can also view the playback picture on the LCD monitor
with it flipped over and retracted.
● LCD monitor/viewfinder indications:
• When power is supplied from the battery pack: the
“
” battery pack remaining power indicator is
displayed on the LCD monitor when it is turned on.
When power is supplied through the DC cord: “
”
does not appear.
• During Stop mode, none of the indications are displayed
in the viewfinder.
● Copy guarded tapes cannot be played back. The screen
becomes blue back.
Speaker (or Headphones) Volume Control
You can adjust the speaker (or headphones connected to
the headphones connector) volume by pushing the Power
Zoom Lever.
1 ADJUST VOLUME
If you want to turn up the volume . . .
.... push the Power Zoom Lever (VOL.) towards “+”.
If you want to turn down the volume . . .
.... push the Power Zoom Lever (VOL.) towards “–”.
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PLAYBACK Basic Playback (cont.)
EN
FEATURE: Still Playback
STOP (5) Button
REW (2) Button
PURPOSE:
To pause during playback.
OPERATION:
FF (3) Button
PLAY/PAUSE (6/4) Button
1) Press PLAY/PAUSE (6/4) during playback.
2) To resume normal playback, press PLAY/PAUSE
(6/4) again.
NOTES:
● If still playback continues for more than about 3
minutes, the camcorder’s Stop mode is automatically engaged. After 5 minutes in the Stop mode,
the camcorder’s power is automatically turned off.
● When PLAY/PAUSE (6/4) is pressed, the image may
not pause immediately so that the camcorder can
stabilize the still image. During this time, if PAUSE
(6) on the remote control is pressed, Slow-Motion
Playback will start. This is not a malfunction.
FEATURE: Shuttle Search
PLA
Power lamp
FF
YO
Lock Button
5S
Power Switch
PURPOSE:
To allow high-speed search in either direction.
OPERATION:
1) Press FF (3) to forward or press REW (2) to
reverse during playback.
2) To resume normal playback, press PLAY/PAUSE
(6/4).
NOTES:
● During playback, press and hold REW (2) or
FF ( 3). The search continues as long as you hold
the button. Once you release it, normal playback
resumes.
● A slight mosaic effect appears on screen during
Shuttle Search. This is not a malfunction.
FEATURE: Slow-Motion Playback
Available only with the RM-V711U remote control
(provided) (Z pg. 56).
FEATURE: Frame-By-Frame Playback
Available only with the RM-V711U remote control
(provided) (Z pg. 56).
FEATURE: Playback Zoom
Available only with the RM-V711U remote control
(provided) (Z pg. 56).
FEATURE: Playback Special Effects
Available only with the RM-V711U remote control
(provided) (Z pg. 57).
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45
Progressive Slow-Motion Playback
STOP (5) Button
Remote sensor
Images recorded in High Speed Recording mode will offer less blur
than normal images when played back in slow-motion. You can
watch fast-moving action in slow-motion with superior quality.
1 SELECT OPERATION MODE
PLAY/PAUSE (6/4) Button
Set the Power Switch to “
” while pressing down the
Lock Button located on the switch.
2 FIND SCENE OF INTEREST
Press PLAY (4).
Power lamp
PLA
FF
YO
5S
Lock Button
HIGH SPEED Button
Power Switch
Display
4
WIDE
Wide mode
Playback of
image recorded
in High Speed
Recording mode
64
WIDE
64
Slow-Motion
with Zoom mode
Magnified to fill
the screen
T
W
SLOW Rewind/
Forward Button
PLAY
PAUSE
RM-V711U
(provided)
3 SELECT MODE
Press HIGH SPEED on the camcorder. By pressing it, the
screen is switched as follows:
Slow-Motion with Wide mode [ Slow-Motion with Zoom
mode [ Playback [ Slow-Motion with Wide mode . . .
To Search In Rewind Or Forward . . .
..... press SLOW (9) on the remote control to view
reverse Slow-Motion. Press SLOW (0) on the remote
control to return to forward Slow-Motion.
• To protect the video heads, Progressive Slow-Motion
Playback is performed only up to 2 minutes in Slow
Forward and only up to 1 minute in Slow Rewind.
4 END PLAYBACK
Press STOP (5).
NOTES:
Slow-Motion
with Wide mode
Played back in
the centre of the
screen
ZOOM
• When the portion recorded in High Speed Recording
mode is played back, a black band appears at the top
and bottom of the screen, and the recorded image is
displayed in the centre of the screen.
● Progressive Slow-Motion Playback is possible only with a tape
recorded in High Speed Recording mode ( Z pg. 42).
● In Slow-Motion with Wide mode, the area where the image is
played back is half the height of the screen.
● If images recorded in High Speed Recording mode are played
back in a video unit other than this camcorder, the screen will
appear divided into 2, and the images are displayed both in the
upper and lower halves of the screen.
● Since in Slow-Motion with Zoom mode the image is magnified
with an aspect ratio of 4:3, the image may become coarse.
● If a tape recorded in High Speed Recording mode is dubbed
between 2 video units which are not GR-DVL9600, Progressive
Slow-Motion Playback of the dubbed tape is not possible.
● During Progressive Slow-Motion Playback, the following
functions are disabled: “CLASSIC FILM”, “STROBE” and
“VIDEO ECHO” of Playback Special Effects ( Z pg. 57).
● If the tape reaches a portion which was not recorded in High
Speed Recording mode during Progressive Slow-Motion
Playback, Progressive Slow-Motion changes to normal SlowMotion.
● During Progressive Slow-Motion Playback, use the remote
control to activate Pause mode. If PLAY/PAUSE on the
camcorder is pressed, Slow-Motion will be released and normal
Slow-Motion will start.
● During reverse search of Progressive Slow-Motion Playback, the
camcorder’s display may also be divided into 2, and the images
will be displayed both in the upper and lower halves of it.
● When “HIGH SPEED” is displayed: To make the indications
disappear from the connected TV monitor, press DISPLAY on the
remote control. To make the indications disappear from the LCD
monitor, press IND. ON/OFF on the camcorder.
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PLAYBACK Advanced Features
EN
Playback Menu
Power Switch
PLA
FF
YO
The Playback Menu allows you to set the following
functions:
Playback Sound (32 kHz, 48 kHz), Synchro Comp,
Display and Time Code. The following procedure applies
to all except Synchro Comp (Z pg. 62, 63).
Power lamp
Lock Button
5S
1 SELECT OPERATION MODE
Set the Power Switch to “
” while pressing down
the Lock Button located on the switch, and pull out
the viewfinder fully or open the LCD monitor fully.
2 ACCESS PLAYBACK MENU
3 SELECT FUNCTION
Press MENU. The Playback Menu appears.
Move the highlight bar to the desired function by
rotating the Select Dial. Press the Select Dial to
activate.
MENU Button
Rotate the Select Dial to cycle through the available
settings for the selected function, and stop when the
desired setting appears. Then press the Select Dial,
and the highlight bar automatically moves to “END”.
Select Dial
•To set parameters for other functions, repeat steps 3
and 4.
Display
FULL SOUND
SOUND1
48kHz MODE
32kHz MODE
SYNCHRO
DISPLAY
TIMECODE
FULL SOUND
SOUND1
0.0
ON
OFF
SOUND2
FULL SOUND
SOUND1
ON
SOUND2
OFF
ON
4 END
OFF
Playback Menu
4 48kHz MODE
32kHz MODE
SYNCHRO
DISPLAY
TIMECODE
END
FULL SOUND
SOUND1
0.0
ON
OFF
4 SET FUNCTION PARAMETERS
5 CLOSE MENU
Press the Select Dial again, and the menu disappears.
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Playback Sound
During playback, the camcorder detects the sound mode in which the recording was made, and plays the
sound back. Select the type of sound to accompany your playback picture. (32 kHz is preset to “SOUND 1”
and 48 kHz is preset to “FULL SOUND”.)
Recording sound
32 kHz
Display
Output sound
FULL SOUND
SOUND 1
Stereo sound
SOUND 2
48 kHz
FULL SOUND
Stereo sound
SOUND 1
“L” sound is output on both channels
SOUND 2
“R” sound is output on both channels
When watching a tape recorded at 32 kHz, if you want to change the output sound, access the Playback Menu
and, in step 3 on page 46, select “32 kHz MODE” and set it for “FULL SOUND”, “SOUND 1” or “SOUND 2”.
When playing back a tape recorded at 48 kHz, set in the same manner.
NOTES:
● You can also use the provided RM-V711U remote control’s AUDIO MONITOR button to change the output
sound (without having to access the Playback Menu). Make sure you point the remote control at the
camcorder’s remote sensor.
● During playback, the camcorder detects the sound mode in which the recording was made. This detection
cannot be made during fast-forward or rewind. During playback the sound mode is displayed in the upper
left corner.
TIME CODE
Display
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DEC 25 ’ 98
PM 5 : 30
Minutes
(Displaying The Time Code During Playback)
Seconds
You can display the Time Code on screen during playback.
This is especially useful for editing. This function is preset
to “OFF”. To turn it on, select “TIME CODE” at the
Playback Menu and change the setting (Z pg. 46).
ON– The Time Code is displayed on the playback screen.
OFF– The Time Code does not appear.
Frames*
*25 frames = 1 second
DISPLAY
(Displaying the Date During Playback)
TC 12 : 34 : 24
25 . 12 . 99
16 : 40
If the time has been set, the date is automatically recorded
separately from the recorded video signal. You can display
or remove the date anytime during playback. This function
is preset to “ON”. To turn it off, select “DISPLAY” at the
Playback Menu and change the setting (Z pg. 46).
ON– The date is displayed on the playback screen.
OFF– The date is not displayed.
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PLAYBACK Basic Connections
EN
These are some basic types of connections. When making the connections, refer also to your VCR and TV
instruction manuals.
Connection
toVCR
a TV
or VCR
A.A.Connection
to a TV or
equipped
withequipped
an S-VIDEO with
IN andan
A/VS-VIDEO
input
IN
and A/V input connectors
connectors
Use the provided S-Video cable and Audio/Video cable.
Connector cover*
To AV OUT
To TV or VCR
Audio/Video
cable (provided)
White to AUDIO L IN
TV
Red to AUDIO R IN
Yellow to VIDEO IN
To S-VIDEO OUT
To S-VIDEO IN
VCR
S-Video cable
(provided)
When connecting the S-Video
cable, open the LCD monitor.
B. Connection to a TV or VCR equipped only with A/V input connectors
A.
Connection to a TV or VCR equipped with an S-VIDEO
Use the provided Audio/Video cable.
Connector cover*
White to AUDIO L IN
Audio/Video cable
(provided)
TV
Red to AUDIO R IN
Yellow to VIDEO IN
To AV OUT
To TV or VCR
* When connecting the cables, open this cover.
VCR
EN
1 CONFIRM POWER-OFF STATUS
CAMCORDER TO TV OR
2 CONNECT
VCR
Make sure the camcorder’s power is off.
Pull out the connector cover and open it.
Connect as shown in the illustration (Z pg. 48).
If Using A VCR . . . go to step 3.
If not . . . go to step 4.
VCR OUTPUT TO TV
3 CONNECT
INPUT
Refer to your VCR’s instruction manual.
4 SUPPLY POWER
5 SELECT MODE
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.
To choose whether or not the following displays
appear on the connected TV . . .
•Date/Time, Time Code
.... set to “ON” or “OFF” in the Playback Menu
(Z pg. 46).
•Playback Sound Mode Display
.... set the Power Switch to the camera position
(“ ”, “5S” or “
”) and press MENU. Set
“ON SCREEN” in the Date/Time Menu
(Z pg. 8) to “ON” or “OFF”. Then set the
Power Switch back to “
”.
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49
● It is recommended to use the AC Power Adapter/
Charger as the power supply instead of the battery
pack. ( Z pg. 7)
● Never connect any other Audio/Video cable than
the provided Audio/Video cable to the camcorder’s
AV OUT connector.
● When using the provided cables, make sure you
connect the end of the cable with the core filter to
the camcorder. The core filter reduces interference.
● To monitor the picture and sound from the
camcorder without inserting a tape, set the
camcorder’s Power Switch to the camera position
(“ ”, “ ”, “5S” or “
”), 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.
● To keep the camcorder's display from appearing on
the TV screen during playback, press IND. ON/
OFF for longer than 1 second ( Z pg. 15).
● While the Audio/Video cable is connected to the
AV OUT connector, sound cannot be heard from
the speaker.
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PLAYBACK Advanced Connections
EN
Connection To A Personal Computer
PUSH-OPEN Button
This camcorder can transfer still images to a personal
computer by using the provided software when connected
as shown in the illustration. It is also possible to transfer
still images to a personal computer with a DV connectorequipped capture board installed.
1 CONFIRM POWER-OFF STATUS
2 CONNECT CAMCORDER TO PC
Make sure the camcorder and PC are turned off.
To JLIP (DIGITAL
STILL) output
Press PUSH-OPEN and open the LCD monitor fully.
Connect the camcorder to a PC using the cable
according to your PC type as shown in the
illustration.
To DV
IN/OUT
Core filter
Core
filter
JLIP-PC
connection
cable
(provided)
DV cable
(optional)
3 TURN ON POWER
Turn the camcorder’s Power Switch to “
” while
pressing down the Lock Button located on the switch
and turn on the PC.
NOTES:
Core filter
To DV
connector
PC with DV connectorequipped capture board
To
RS-232C
PC
● It is recommended to use the AC Power Adapter/
Charger as the power supply instead of the battery pack
( Z pg. 7).
● Never connect the JLIP-PC connection cable and the
DV cable simultaneously to the camcorder. Connect
only the cable you wish to use to the camcorder.
● The date/time information cannot be captured into PC.
● Also refer to the instruction manuals of the provided
Software and the DV connector-equipped capture
board.
● Be sure to use a DV cable with the core filter. The core
filter reduces interference.
● Be sure to wind the DV cable twice around the core
filter attached to the end connected to the camcorder.
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51
Connection To A Video Unit Equipped With
A DV Connector
PUSH-OPEN Button
Connection to the Digital Printer GV-DT3 (optional) allows
you to print out the images or to transfer the captured
image from the Digital Printer to a personal computer. It is
also possible to copy recorded scenes from the camcorder
onto another video unit equipped with a DV connector.
This function is called Digital Dubbing (Z pg. 53), which
offers virtually no image or sound deterioration.
To DV IN/OUT
1 CONFIRM POWER-OFF STATUS
CAMCORDER TO PRINTER
2 CONNECT
OR VIDEO UNIT EQUIPPED WITH DV
Make sure all the units are turned off.
Core filter
INPUT CONNECTOR
DV cable (optional)
PRINTER TO PC
3 CONNECT
(IF NECESSARY)
Connect a PC connection cable to the printer’s PC
connector and the PC’s RS-232C connector.
Core filter
To DV
connector
To DV IN
connector
Video unit equipped
with a DV input
connector
To PC
connector
Digital Printer
PC
connection
cable
To RS-232C
PC
Press PUSH-OPEN and open the LCD monitor fully.
Make connections to the device you want to connect
to using the DV cable, as shown in the illustration.
4 TURN ON POWER
Turn the camcorder's Power Switch to “
”, “ ”
or “ ” while pressing down the Lock Button located
on the switch and turn on the other units.
NOTES:
● It is recommended to use the AC Power Adapter/
Charger as the power supply instead of the battery pack
( Z pg. 7).
● For Digital Dubbing, this camcorder can be connected
only to one device at a time. This camcorder can also be
used as a recorder ( Z pg. 53).
● Also refer to the instruction manuals of the connected
units.
● Be sure to use a DV cable with the core filter.
● Be sure to wind the DV cable twice around the core
filter attached to the end connected to the camcorder.
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TAPE DUBBING
EN
Tape Dubbing
PLAY/PAUSE (6/4) Button
Connector
cover*
1 CONNECT EQUIPMENT
Following the illustration at left, connect the
camcorder and the VCR. Also refer to pg. 48 and 49.
2 PREPARE FOR DUBBING
Set the camcorder’s Power Switch to “
”, turn on
the VCR’s power, and insert the appropriate cassettes
in the camcorder and the VCR.
Power Switch
To
S-VIDEO
OUT
Engage the VCR’s AUX and Record-Pause modes.
To AV OUT
S-Video cable
(provided)
3 SELECT VCR MODE
4 FIND EDIT-IN POINT
A/V cable
(provided)
Engage the camcorder’s Play mode to find a spot just
before the edit-in point. Once it is reached, press
PLAY/PAUSE (6/4) on the camcorder.
5 START EDITING
Press PLAY/PAUSE (6/4) on the camcorder and
engage the VCR’s Record mode.
6 STOP EDITING TEMPORARILY
Engage the VCR’s Record-Pause mode and press
PLAY/PAUSE (6/4) on the camcorder.
To AUDIO, VIDEO
and S-VIDEO IN
connectors
VCR
(Recording deck)
TV
* When connecting the cables, open this cover.
7 EDIT MORE SEGMENTS
Repeat steps 4 through 6 for additional editing, then
stop the VCR and camcorder when finished.
NOTES:
● You can use Playback Zoom ( Z pg. 56) or Playback
Special Effects ( Z pg. 57) in step 5.
● Before you start dubbing, make sure that the indications
do not appear on the connected TV. If they do appear
during dubbing, they are being recorded onto the new
tape.
To clear the Playback Sound Mode Display, press
DISPLAY on the RM-V711U remote control (provided).
● Select “DISPLAY” and “TIME CODE” from the Playback
Menu ( Z pg. 46) to show or hide the Date/Time and
the Time Code on the recording.
● To show or hide all indications, press IND. ON/OFF on
the camcorder for longer than 1 second ( Z pg. 15).
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Digital Dubbing
It is also possible to copy recorded scenes from the
camcorder onto other video unit equipped with a DV
connector. Since a digital signal is sent, there is little if any
image or sound deterioration.
1 CONFIRM POWER-OFF STATUS
2 MAKE CONNECTIONS
Make sure the camcorder’s power is off.
To DV IN/OUT
Lock Button
PLA
FF
YO
DV cable
(optional)
Connect the camcorder to your video unit equipped
with a DV connector using the DV cable as shown in
the illustration.
3 START PLAYBACK
4 START RECORDING
5S
Press PLAY (4) to play back the source tape.
Power Switch
To DV IN/OUT
Video unit equipped
with DV connector
While watching the playback on the monitor, engage
the DV connector-equipped video unit’s record mode
from the spot on the source tape you want to begin
recording.
NOTES:
T
W
RM-V711U
(provided)
PLAY (4)
STOP (5)
● It is recommended to use the AC Power Adapter/Charger
as the power supply instead of the battery pack ( Z pg. 7).
● If the remote control is used when both the player and
recorder are JVC video units, both units will perform the
same operation. To prevent this from happening, press the
buttons on both units.
● For Digital Dubbing, this camcorder can be connected only
to one device at a time. This camcorder can also be used as
a recorder.
● If a blank portion is played back on the player during
dubbing when this camcorder is used as a recorder, this
camcorder enters Record-Standby mode so that an usual
image is not dubbed.
● Even though the DV cable is connected correctly, sometimes the image may not appear in step 3. If the above
occurs, turn off power and make connections again.1
● If “Playback Zoom” ( Z pg. 56), “Playback Special Effects”
( Z pg. 57) or “Snapshot” is attempted during playback,
only the original playback image recorded on the tape is
output from the DV OUT connector.
● During Digital Dubbing, the scenes recorded in High Speed
Recording mode are divided into 2, and the image is
displayed both in the upper and lower halves of the screen
( Z pg. 45).
● Be sure to use a DV cable with the noise filter.
● Be sure to wind the DV cable twice around the core filter
attached to the end connected to the camcorder.
To Use This Camcorder As A Recorder . . .
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Turn the Power Switch to “
” while pressing down the Lock Button located on it.
Connect the DV cable as shown in the illustration and load a cassette to record on.
Press the Recording Start/Stop Button to engage the Record-Pause mode. “DV IN” appears on the screen.
Press the Recording Start/Stop Button to start recording. “DV IN” changes to “ DV IN ”.
Press the Recording Start/Stop Button again to engage the Record-Pause mode. “ DV IN ” returns to “DV IN”.
NOTES:
● During Digital Dubbing, the image is dubbed using the recording mode selected in the Recording Menu (Z pg. 10).
● Digital Dubbing is performed in the sound mode recorded on the original tape, regardless of the current
“SOUND MODE” setting (Z pg. 30).
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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. This remote control unit makes additional playback
functions possible.
Installing The Battery
2
1
The remote control uses one lithium battery (CR2025).
3
1 PULL OUT BATTERY HOLDER
Pull out the battery holder while pressing the knob as
shown.
1
2 INSERT BATTERY IN HOLDER
Knob
Insert the battery in the holder, and be sure to have
the “+” mark visible.
3 RE-INSERT HOLDER
Slide the holder back in until you hear a click.
•Read the caution concerning lithium batteries
(Z pg. 2).
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.
Remote sensor
Transmitted beam
effective area
5m
15°
°
30
30° 15°
EN
1
0
!
2
4
55
T
3
W
@
#
$
%
^
&
*
(
5
6
7
8
9
RM-V711U
(provided)
)
Functions
Buttons
1 PAUSE IN Connector
2 Zoom (T/W) Buttons
With the camcorder’s Power
Switch set to the camera position
(“ ”, “ ”, “5S” or “
”) .
—
Zoom in/out (Z pg. 18)
3 DISPLAY Button
—
4 SHIFT Button
—
5 SLOW Rewind/Forward Buttons
—
—
Left/Right Buttons
6 FADE/WIPE Button
—
7 REW Button
—
8 EFFECT Button
—
9 EFFECT ON/OFF Button
—
With the camcorder’s Power
”.
Switch set to “
Z pg. 59
Zoom in/out (Z pg. 56)
Z pg. 52
Z pg. 56
Z pg. 56
Z pg. 56
Z pg. 59
Rewind, Reverse Shuttle Search
(Z pg. 43, 44)
Z pg. 57
Z pg. 57
0 Infrared beam transmitting window
Transmits the beam signal.
! START/STOP Button
Functions same as the Recording Start/Stop button on the camcorder.
@ AUDIO MONITOR Button
—
# MBR SET Button
—
$ Down Button
—
—
A.DUB Button
% Up Button
INSERT Button
—
—
Z pg. 47
Z pg. 58
Z pg. 56
Z pg. 64
Z pg. 56
Z pg. 65
^ FF Button
—
& PLAY Button
—
Playback start (Z pg. 43)
* PAUSE Button
—
Pause (Z pg. 44)
( STOP Button
—
Stop (Z pg. 43)
) R.A.EDIT Buttons
—
Z pg. 58 – 63
Fast-Forward, Forward Shuttle
Search (Z pg. 43, 44)
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USING THE REMOTE CONTROL UNIT (cont.)
EN
FEATURE: Slow-Motion Playback
STOP (5) Button
Power Switch
PLA
FF
YO
PLAY (4) Button
PURPOSE:
To allow slow-speed search in either direction.
OPERATION:
1) To change from normal to Slow-Motion Playback, press
PAUSE (6) at the point where you want to start
playback in slow motion.
2) Press SLOW (9 or 0). After playing back for approx.
1 minute in Slow Rewind or approx. 2 minutes in Slow
Forward, normal playback resumes.
n To stop Slow-Motion Playback in progess, press PLAY (4).
5S
NOTES:
Remote sensor
● During Slow-Motion Playback, due to digital image
processing, the picture may take on a mosaic effect.
● After SLOW (9 or 0) is pressed, the still image may be
displayed for a few seconds, then the screen may become
blue back for a few seconds. This is not a malfunction.
● There may be a small margin between the slow-motion
playback start point you chose and the start point at which
the camcorder actually begins playback in slow motion.
● During Slow-Motion Playback, there will be disturbances in video and the picture may seem unstable,
especially with steady images. This is not a malfunction.
● During Slow-Motion Playback, press PAUSE (6) to
pause playback.
FEATURE: Frame-By-Frame Playback
PURPOSE:
To allow frame-by-frame search.
OPERATION:
Zoom Buttons
T
W
SHIFT
Down Button
Left or SLOW
Rewind Button
Right or SLOW
Forward Button
Normal playback
Up Button
PLAY
PAUSE
STOP
RM-V711U
(provided)
1) To change from normal to Frame-By-Frame Playback,
press PAUSE (6) at the point where you want to start
Frame-By-Frame Playback.
2) Press PAUSE (6) repeatedly. Each time it is pressed, the
frame is played back.
FEATURE: Playback Zoom
PURPOSE:
To magnify the recorded image up to 10X at any time
during playback.
OPERATION:
Press T
To move image,
press
(Right)
while keeping
SHIFT held down
1) Press PLAY (4) to find the scene of interest.
2) 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.
3) You can move the image on screen around to find a
particular portion of the picture. While holding down
SHIFT, press
(Left),
(Right),
(Up) and
(Down).
n To end zoom, press and hold W until magnification returns
to normal. Or, press STOP (5) and then press PLAY (4).
NOTES:
● Zoom can also be used during slow-motion and still
playback.
● During digital image processing, the quality of the
image may suffer.
EN
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FEATURE: Playback Special Effects
PLAY (4) Button
PURPOSE:
To allow you to add creative effects to the playback
image. You can use any one of the 5 effects.
OPERATION:
1) To start playback, press PLAY (4).
2) Point the remote control at the camcorder's remote
sensor and press EFFECT. The PLAYBACK EFFECT
Select Menu appears.
3) Move the highlight bar to the desired effect by
pressing EFFECT. The selected function is activated
and after 2 seconds the menu disappears.
n To deactivate the selected effect, press EFFECT ON/
OFF on the remote control. Pressing it again reactivates the selected effect.
n To change the selected effect, repeat from step 2 of
the above “OPERATION”.
PLA
FF
YO
PLAYBACK EFFECT
5S
4 OFF
1
2 B/W
3
4
5
CLASSIC FILM
MONOTONE
SEPIA
STROBE
VIDEO ECHO
Power Switch
PLAYBACK EFFECT
Select Menu
Remote sensor
T
W
PLAY
EFFECT
EFFECT ON/OFF
RM-V711U
(provided)
NOTES:
● When Playback Special Effects are used, the MultiAnalyser 4 and Multi-Analyser 9 Snapshot modes
(Z pg. 25) are not available.
● For images recorded in High Speed Recording
mode, “CLASSIC FILM”, “STROBE” and “VIDEO
ECHO” are disabled.
● The effects that can be used during playback are
Classic Film, Monotone, Sepia, Strobe and Video
Echo. The effects work the same in playback as they
did in recording. Refer to page 35 for more
information.
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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-V711U MBR (Multi-Brand
Remote, Z pg. 54) 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-V711U (Z pg. 54).
VCR (Recording deck)
T
3
SET REMOTE/VCR CODE
W
MBR SET
SHIFT
1
6
RM-V711U
(provided)
2
4
5
789`
VCR BRAND BUTTONS
(A) (B)
NAME
AKAI
6 2
6 4
7 7
BLAUPUNKT
1 3
FERGUSON
9 7
9 8
3 2
GRUNDIG
1 4
3 4
JVC
A
B
C
Turn off the power to the VCR and point the remote
towards the VCR’s infrared sensor. Then, referring to
the VCR CODE LIST on the left, 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 OPERATE VCR
VCR CODE LIST
HITACHI
1 SET REMOTE TO OPERATE VCR
6 6
6 3
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
VCR BRAND BUTTONS
(A) (B)
NAME
PHILIPS
SANYO
SELECO,
REX
SHARP
SONY
THOMSON,
TELEFUNKEN,
SABA,
NORDMENDE
TOSHIBA
1 9
9 5
1 1
9 4
9 1
9 6
1 2
3 3
7 2
3 6
3 5
9 1
9 6
1 5
1 `
6 5
6 `
3 9
3 1
9 1
9 6
9 7
3 2
6 9
6 1
Make sure the VCR’s power is on. Then, while
holding SHIFT, 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 for this
one).
You are now ready to try Random Assemble Editing.
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 to
reset the VCR brand.
EN
Open the
cover.
59
MAKE CONNECTIONS
Also refer to pg. 48, 49 and 51.
TO . . .
1 CONNECT
JVC VCR EQUIPPED WITH REMOTE PAUSE
TERMINAL
Connect the editing cable to the Remote PAUSE
terminal.
JVC VCR NOT EQUIPPED WITH REMOTE
PAUSE TERMINAL BUT EQUIPPED WITH
R.A.EDIT CONNECTOR
To
S-VIDEO
OUT
To AV OUT
To EDIT
Connect the editing cable to the R.A.EDIT
connector.
VCR OTHER THAN TYPE
OR
Connect the editing cable to the RM-V711U’s
PAUSE-IN connector.
S-Video
cable
(provided)
2 PREPARE CAMCORDER
A/V cable
(provided)
Insert a recorded tape and set the Power Switch to
“
”.
3 PREPARE VCR
Editing cable
(provided)
Turn the power on, insert a recordable tape and
engage the AUX mode (refer to VCR’s instructions).
To AUDIO,
VIDEO and
S-VIDEO IN
connectors
To Remote
PAUSE
VCR
TV
T
W
First set the Power Switch to “
” while pressing
down the Lock Button located on it. Press PLAY (4)
and then press R.A.EDIT ON/OFF on the remote
control. Make sure to point the remote control at the
camcorder’s remote sensor.
FADE/WIPE IN
5 EXECUTE
(IF NECESSARY)
Press FADE/WIPE on the remote control.
DISPLAY
RM-V711U
(provided)
4 START SOURCE PLAYBACK
•The Random Assemble Editing Menu appears.
To PAUSE-IN
FADE/WIPE
SELECT SCENES
PLAY
R.A.EDIT
ON/OFF
•Cycle through the effects by pressing repeatedly,
and stop when the one you want is displayed.
•You cannot use a Picture Wipe/Dissolve at the
beginning of Program 1.
NOTES:
● Before Random Assemble Editing, make sure the indications do not appear on the TV monitor. If they appear
during Random Assemble Editing, they will be recorded onto the new tape. To clear the Playback Sound
Mode Display, press DISPLAY on the remote control. Select “DISPLAY” and “TIME CODE” from the
Playback Menu (Z pg. 46) to show or hide the Date/Time and the Time Code on the recording. To show or
hide all indications except for the Random Assemble Editing Menu, press IND. ON/OFF on the camcorder
for longer than 1 second. When Random Assemble Editing starts, its indications disappear and are not
recorded on the new tape.
● When editing on a video unit equipped with DV input connector, the DV cable can be connected instead of
the S-Video cable and Audio/Video cable.
CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE
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USING THE REMOTE CONTROL UNIT (cont.)
EN
SELECT SCENES (cont.)
Program
Power Switch
PLA
FF
YO
IN
OUT
MODE
1 –– –– : –– ~
2
3
~
4
~
5
~
6
~
7
~
8
~
4
TIME CODE
–– : ––
00 : 00
TOTAL
5S
Random Assemble
Editing Menu
6 SET EDIT-IN POINT
At the beginning of the scene, press EDIT IN/OUT on
the remote control. The Edit-In position appears on
the Random Assemble Editing Menu.
7 SET EDIT-OUT POINT
At the end of the scene, press EDIT IN/OUT. The
Edit-Out position appears on the Random Assemble
Editing Menu.
FADE/WIPE ON SCENE
8 USE
TRANSITION (IF NECESSARY)
Remote sensor
Press FADE/WIPE.
•Cycle through the effects by pressing repeatedly,
and stop when the one you want is displayed.
•If you select a Fade/Wipe effect for an Edit-Out
point, the effect is automatically applied to the
following Edit-In point.
•You cannot use a Picture Wipe/Dissolve at the end
of the last scene.
•When you use Fade/Wipe effects, that time is
included in the total time (this does not apply to
Picture Wipe/Dissolve).1
PLAYBACK SPECIAL EFFECTS (IF
9 USE
NECESSARY, Z pg. 57)
RM-V711U
(provided)
Press EFFECT.
T
W
PLAY
FADE/WIPE
EFFECT
R.A.EDIT
ON/OFF
EDIT IN/OUT
CANCEL
NOTES:
10 REGISTER ADDITIONAL SCENES
Repeat steps 6 through 9.
•To change previously registered points, press
CANCEL on the remote control. The registered
points disappear, one at a time, from the most
recently registered point.
•If you are not using Fade/Wipe or Program AE with
special effects, repeat steps 6 and 7 only.
● When the source tape has more than 2 identical time codes (Z pg. 19), the camcorder may not find the
Edit-In point you chose and a malfunction may occur.
● When choosing a scene, set Edit-In and Edit-Out points so that there is a relatively large difference between
them.
● If the search time for an in-point exceeds 5 minutes, the recording deck’s Record-Standby mode will be
cancelled and editing will not take place.
● If there are blank portions before or after the Edit-In and Edit-Out points, a blue-backed screen may be
included in the edited version.
● Since time codes register time only as accurately as seconds, the time code total time may not match the
total programm time exactly.
● Turning off the camcorder’s power erases all registered Edit-In and Edit-Out points.
● If you select Sepia or Monotone mode from Program AE with special effects, you cannot use the Dissolve or
Black & White Fader. In this case the Dissolve or Black & White indicator begins blinking. Once the next
Edit-In point is registered, the effect is turned off. To combine these effects, use Sepia or Monotone during
recording, then use Dissolve or Black & White Fader during Random Assemble Editing.
● It is not possible to use Fade/Wipe effects and Program AE with special effects during Random Assemble
Editing using a DV cable.
EN
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AUTOMATIC EDITING TO VCR
STOP (5) Button
11 PREPARE SOURCE TAPE
REW (2) Button
Rewind the tape in the camcorder to the beginning of
the scene you want to edit and press PAUSE (6).
12 ENGAGE VCR’S RECORD-PAUSE MODE
PAUSE (6) Button
Point the remote control towards the VCR’s remote
sensor and press VCR REC STBY (q6), or manually
engage the VCR’s Record-Pause mode.
13 START EDITING
Press the Recording Start/Stop Button on the
camcorder. Editing proceeds as programed, right
through to the end of the last registered scene.
•Pressing START/STOP on the remote control does
not start editing.
•When dubbing is complete, the camcorder enters
the Pause mode, and the recording deck enters its
Record-Standby mode.
•If you do not register an Edit-Out point, the tape will
be dubbed all the way to the end automatically.
Recording Start/Stop Button
IN
1 WH 0 0 : 2 5 ~
2
P 07 : 18 ~
3 –– 03 : 33 ~
4
09 : 30 ~
5
15 : 55 ~
6 –– –– : –– ~
7
~
8
~
TIME CODE
TOTAL
OUT
MODE
02 : 05
P ––
08 : 31 ––
B/W
05 : 53
13 : 15
16 : 20 –– ––
16 : 30
9 : 39
Random Assemble
Editing Menu
FADE/WIPE
EFFECT
EDIT IN/OUT
CANCEL
T
W
PAUSE
R.A.EDIT
ON/OFF
VCR REC STBY
1
Engage the Stop modes for the camcorder and the
VCR.
To make the R.A.Edit counter display disappear, press
R.A.EDIT ON/OFF on the remote control.
NOTES:
4
Remote Sensor
RM-V711U
(provided)
14
STOP EDITING
● Pressing R.A.EDIT ON/OFF on the remote control clears
all settings registered during Random Assemble Editing.
● When the editing cable is connected to the Pause
terminal during dubbing, make sure the remote control
is pointed at the VCR’s sensor, and that the path between
the two is unobstructed.
● Random Assemble Editing may not function properly
when using a tape including several duplicated Time
Codes (Z pg. 19).
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USING THE REMOTE CONTROL UNIT (cont.)
EN
For More Accurate Editing
Some VCRs make the transition from Record-Standby to
Record mode faster than others. Even if you begin editing
for the camcorder and the VCR at exactly the same time,
you may lose scenes you wanted, or find that you have
recorded scenes you did not want. For a cleanly edited
tape, confirm and adjust the timing of the camcorder
against your VCR.
DIAGNOSING VCR’S AGAINST
CAMCORDER TIMING
Program 1
PLA
FF
YO
1 PREPARE FOR R.A.EDIT
Play back the tape in the camcorder, then point the
remote control at the camcorder’s remote sensor and
press R.A.EDIT ON/OFF.
5S
IN
OUT
MODE
1 –– –– : –– ~
2
~
3
~
4
~
5
~
6
~
7
~
8
~
4
TIME CODE
–– : ––
00 : 00
TOTAL
•“Random Assemble Editing Menu” appears.
Power Switch
2 CHOOSE A SCENE
Perform Random Assemble Editing on Program 1
only. In order to check VCR and camcorder timing,
select the beginning of a scene transition as your EditIn point.
Random Assemble
Editing Menu
TV
VCR
(Recording deck)
Remote sensor
T
W
RM-V711U
(provided)
R.A.EDIT
ON/OFF
3 PLAY BACK DUBBED SCENE
•If any images from the scene prior to the transition
you chose for your Edit-In point were recorded, that
means your VCR moves quickly from Record-Pause
to Record mode.
•If the scene you tried to dub starts in progress, the
VCR is slow to start recording.
EN
63
ADJUSTMENT OF VCR’S AGAINST
CAMCORDER TIMING
4 ACCESS PLAYBACK MENU
Point the remote control at the camcorder’s remote
sensor and press R.A.EDIT ON/OFF to make the
Random Assemble Editing menu disappear, then
press MENU. The Playback Menu appears.
5 SELECT FUNCTION
Move the highlight bar to “SYNCHRO” by rotating
the Select Dial, then press it. The value for
“SYNCHRO” is highlighted.
MENU Button
PLA
FF
YO
5S
Select Dial
Power Switch
Press the Select Dial twice.
Playback Menu
FULL SOUND
SOUND1
0.0
ON
OFF
END
48kHz MODE
32kHz MODE
4 SYNCHRO
DISPLAY
TIMECODE
FULL SOUND
SOUND1
0.0
ON
OFF
END
TV
Based on the diagnostics performed ( pg. 62), you
can now increase the VCR’s speed by rotating the
Select Dial upward. You can also slow down the
VCR’s speed by rotating the Select Dial downward.
The adjustment range is from –1.3 to +1.3 seconds, in
0.1-second increments.
7 CLOSE MENU
Display
48kHz MODE
32kHz MODE
4 SYNCHRO
DISPLAY
TIMECODE
6 INPUT CORRECTION DATA Z
VCR
(Recording deck)
•Now perform Random Assemble Editing beginning
with step 4 on page 59.
NOTES:
● Before performing actual Random Assemble Editing, do
a few Random Assemble Editing trial runs to check
whether the value you have input is appropriate or not,
and make adjustments accordingly.
● Depending on the recorder, there may be situations
where the timing difference cannot be fully corrected.
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USING THE REMOTE CONTROL UNIT (cont.)
EN
Audio Dubbing
Speaker
The audio track can be customized only when recorded
on the 32 kHz mode (Z pg. 30).
NOTES:
● Audio Dubbing is not possible on a tape recorded at
48 kHz, on a tape recorded in the LP mode or on a blank
portion of a tape.
● To perform Audio Dubbing while watching in the television,
make connections (Z pg. 48).
Display
PLA
FF
YO
5S
Lock Button
Audio Dub Standby mode
Power Switch
1 FIND EDIT-IN POINT
Play back the tape to locate the point where editing
will start, then press PAUSE (6).
2 ENGAGE AUDIO DUB STANDBY
While holding A.DUB (e) on the remote control,
press PAUSE (6). “6e” appears.
3 BEGIN DUBBING
Press PLAY (4), then begin “narrating”.
•Speak into the microphone.
Located beneath the cover.
AV OUT (headphones) connector
External microphone input connector
4 PAUSE DURING DUBBING
5 STOP DUBBING
Press PAUSE (6).
Press STOP (5).
Remote sensor
NOTES:
Stereo
microphone
DISPLAY
T
W
AUDIO
MONITOR
A.DUB
PLAY
RM-V711U
(provided)
Recording sound
32 kHz
PAUSE
STOP
Display
● While an optional microphone is connected, the built-in
microphone is disabled.
● When editing onto a tape that was recorded at 32 kHz, the
old and new soundtracks are recorded separately.
● To select the desired sound for playback, press AUDIO
MONITOR on the remote control.
● If you dub onto a blank space on the tape, the sound may
be disrupted. Make sure you only edit recorded areas.
● If feedback or howling occurs during TV Playback, move
the camcorder’s microphone away from the TV, or turn
down the TV’s volume.
● Sound is not heard from the speaker during Audio Dubbing.
To hear sound, connect optional headphones to the AV
OUT (headphones) connector.
Be sure to use the core filter (provided) when using
headphones.
● If you change from 32 kHz to 48 kHz in mid-recording and
then use the tape for Audio Dubbing, it is not effective from
the point where 48 kHz recording began.
● During Audio Dubbing, when the tape moves to scenes
recorded in the LP mode, scenes recorded at 48 kHz or a
blank portion, Audio Dubbing stops and “ERROR! REFER
MANUAL” appears.
Output sound
FULL SOUND
Original and new tracks are combined and output in stereo.
SOUND 2
New track is output on both “L” and “R” channels in stereo.
SOUND 1
Original track is output on both “L” and “R” channels in stereo.
EN
65
Insert Editing
You can record a new scene into 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.
NOTES:
● Insert Editing is not possible on a tape recorded in the
LP mode or on a blank portion of a tape.
● To perform Insert Editing while watching in the
television, make connections (Z pg. 48).
Display
PLA
FF
YO
6w
5S
Lock Button
TC 12 : 34 : 15
Power Switch
Remote sensor
1 FIND EDIT OUT POINT
Playback the tape to locate the point where you want
to stop editing. Confirm the time code at this point
(Z pg. 47).
2 FIND EDIT IN POINT
Press REW (2) until the point is located, then press
PAUSE (6).
3 PREPARE FOR INSERT EDITING
Press and hold INSERT (w) on the remote control,
then press PAUSE (6). “6w” and the Time Code
(min.:sec.) appear and the camcorder enters InsertPause mode.
4 START RECORDING
Press START/STOP to begin editing.
•Confirm the insert at the time code you checked in
step 1.
5 PAUSE DURING EDITING
Press START/STOP. The camcorder re-enters Insert
Pause mode. Press again to resume editing.
6 STOP EDITING
T
W
DISPLAY
START/STOP
INSERT
REW(IND)
PAUSE
PLAY
STOP
RM-V711U
(provided)
Press STOP (5) while the camcorder is in the InsertPause mode.
NOTES:
● Program AE with special effects (Z pg. 34) can be used
to spice up the scenes being edited during Insert Editing.
● To display the Time Code during Insert Editing,
Z pg. 46.
● When performing Insert Editing, the tape’s Video Area
and Sub-Code Area (Z pg. 4) are rewritten, so the date
and time information changes.
● If you perform Insert Editing onto a blank space on the
tape, the audio and video may be disrupted. Make sure
you only edit recorded areas.
● During Insert Editing, when the tape moves to scenes
recorded in the LP mode or a blank portion, Insert Edting
stops and “ERROR! REFER MANUAL” appears.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
EN
If, after following the steps in the chart below, the problem still exists, please consult your nearest 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 wait a few minutes; and then re-connect it and proceed
as usual from the beginning.
SYMPTOM
POSSIBLE CAUSES
CORRECTIVE ACTION
1. No power is supplied.
1. • The power is not connected
properly.
• The battery is dead.
• The LCD monitor is not open
fully or the viewfinder is not
pulled out when recording.
1. • Connect the AC Power Adapter/
Charger securely (Z pg. 7).
• Replace the dead battery with a
fully charged one (Z pg. 6, 7).
• Open the LCD monitor fully or
pull out the viewfinder. The LCD
monitor turns on/off when it is
opened/closed at approx. 90°
while the Power Switch is set to
any position except “OFF” if the
viewfinder is not fully pulled out.
2. “SET DATE/TIME!” appears.
2. • The built-in clock's rechargeable lithium battery is
discharged.
• The previously set date/time is
erased.
2. • Connect the camcorder to an
AC outlet using the AC Power
Adapter/Charger for over
24 hours to charge the clock’s
lithium battery (Z pg. 8).
3. Recording cannot be
performed.
3. • The tape’s erase protectoin
swtich is set to “SAVE”.
• The Power Switch is set to
“
”.
• “TAPE END” appears.
• The cassette's cover is open.
3. • Set the tape’s erase protection
switch to “REC” (Z pg. 9).
• Set the Power Switch to any
position except “
” or
“OFF” (Z pg. 13).
• Replace with new cassette
(Z pg. 9).
• Close the cassette’s cover.
4. There is no picture.
4. • The camcorder is not getting
power, or some other
malfunction exists.
4. • Turn the camcorder’s power off
and on again (Z pg. 14).
5. Some functions are not
available using MENU.
5. • The Power Switch is set to
“ ”.
5. • Set the Power Switch to any
position except “ ”
(Z pg. 13).
6. During shooting, some
functions are not available
using the Select Dial.
6. • The Power Switch is set to “
or “5S”.
7. The focus does not adjust
automatically.
7. • Focus is set to “MANUAL”.
• The recording was done in a dark
place, or the contrast was low.
• The lens is dirty or covered with
condensation.
7. • Set Focus to “AUTO” (Z pg. 37).
• Clean the lens and check the
focus again (Z pg. 71).
8. The cassette will not load
properly.
8. • The cassette is in the wrong
position.
• The battery’s charge is low.
8. • Set it in the right position
(Z pg. 9).
• Install a fully charged battery
(Z pg. 6, 7).
9. In the 5-Second mode,
recording ends before
5 seconds have elapsed.
9. • The 5-Second mode in the
System Menu is set to “ANIM.”.
9. • Select “5S” or “5SD” in the
System Menu (Z pg. 30).
10. Pro Snapshot mode cannot be
used.
10. • The Squeeze mode is selected.
• High Speed Recording is being
attempted.
10. • Disengage the Squeeze mode
(Z pg. 29).
• Do not use High Speed
Recording (Z pg. 42).
11. Although Pro Snapshot is
attempted, flash does not take
place.
11. • The subject is too bright with
the flash set to “AUTO”.
• If
blinks, the flash is being
charged.
11. • Set “FLASH” to “ON” in the
Recording Menu (Z pg. 26).
• It can take up to 10 seconds to
charge the flash.
”
6. • Set the Power Switch to “
“
” (Z pg. 13).
” or
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12. Although Pro Snapshot is
taken with the flash, Red-Eye
Reduction does not take place.
12. • The subject does not look
straight toward the flash.
• The subject does not look at the
first flash, which is an important
part of Red-Eye Reduction.
• The camcorder is too far from
the subject.
• The flash is not in Red-Eye
Reduction mode.
12. • The subject should look straight
toward the flash, especially the
first flash. If the subject does not
see the first flash, it will be
difficult for Red-Eye Reduction
to take place (Z pg. 26).
• The flash is effective for
subjects at a distance of approx.
0.7 m to 2 m from the
camcorder (Z pg. 26).
• Press the Red-Eye Reduction
Button (
/3) to display the
Red-Eye Reduction indicator
(Z pg. 26).
13. The image taken using Pro
Snapshot is too dark.
13. • “FLASH” is set to “OFF” in the
Recording Menu.
• The flash emission window is
covered by fingers, etc..
• The flash brightness is set to
produce a darker image
(adjustment value: –3).
• The camcorder is too far from
the subject.
13. • Set “FLASH” to “AUTO” or
“ON” in the Recording Menu
(Z pg. 26).
• Do not cover the flash emission
window.
• Adjust the flash brightness to a
larger value (Z pg. 27).
• The flash is effective for
subjects at a distance of approx.
0.7 m to 2 m (Z pg. 26).
14. The image taken using Pro
Snapshot is too bright.
14. • “FLASH” is set to “ON” in the
Recording Menu.
14. • Set “FLASH” to any parameter
other than “ON” in the
Recording Menu (Z pg. 26).
15. The colour of Pro Snapshot
looks strange.
15. • The light source or the subject
does not include white. Or there
are various different light
sources behind the subject.
15. • Set “FLASH” to “ON” in the
Recording Menu. Or find a
white subject and compose
your shot so that it also appears
in the frame (Z pg. 26).
16. Digital Zoom does not work.
16. • 10X optical zoom is selected.
• The Video Echo mode is
activated.
• Picture Wipe or Dissolve are
being used in a scene transition.
• 5-Second recording was
done with the Power Switch
set to “5S”, and with “5SD”
selected in the System Menu.
• Pro Snapshot was attempted
during Digital Zoom.
• High Speed Recording is
attempted.
16. • Turn off the Video Echo mode
(Z pg. 35).
• Wait until the Picture Wipe or
Dissolve effects are completed
(Z pg. 28).
• Change the setting of either the
System Menu or the Power
Switch (Z pg. 21).
• Do not attempt to take a Pro
Snapshot when performing
Digital Zoom (Z pg. 29).
• Release High Speed Recording
(Z pg. 42).
17. Program AE with special
effects and Fade/Wipe Effects
do not work.
17. • The Power Switch is set to “ ”
or “5S” .
• Some functions are disabled
during High Speed Recording.
17. • Set the Power Switch to “
” (Z pg. 13).
“
• Z pg. 42.
18. The Black & White Fader does
not work.
18. • The Sepia or Monotone mode is
activated.
18. • Turn off Sepia and Monotone
(Z pg. 34).
19. The Dissolve function does not
work.
19. • The Sepia, Monotone or Slow
Shutter mode of Program AE
with special effects is activated.
• The Squeeze mode is selected.
• The previously selected mode of
Program AE with special effects
was changed after the last
selected scene for editing was
registered.
19. • Turn off Sepia, Monotone or
Slow Shutter before adding
Dissolve to a scene transition
(Z pg. 34).
• Make sure that the Squeeze
mode in the Recording Menu is
set to “OFF” (Z pg. 29).
• Make sure you have selected
the mode of Program AE with
special effects you want before
starting editing (Z pg. 34).
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SYMPTOM
POSSIBLE CAUSES
CORRECTIVE ACTION
20. The Picture Wipe and Dissolve
functions do not work.
20. • The last selected editing scene is
ending.
• At the end of the last selected
scene for editing, the Power
Switch was set to “OFF”.
• The power is off.
20. • Select Picture Wipe or Dissolve
before beginning recording. The
effects are then automatically
activated (Z pg. 32).
• Do not turn off the camcorder’s
power after setting Edit-In and
Edit-Out points, as they will all
be erased (Z pg. 32).
• The camcorder automatically
shuts off after 5 minutes have
elapsed in the Record-Standby
mode. Make sure you continue
operations within 5 minutes
after engaging Record-Standby
mode (Z pg. 32).
21. The Picture Wipe function
does not work.
21. • The Slow Shutter mode is
activated.
• The Squeeze or Cinema mode is
selected in the Recording Menu.
21. • Make sure the Squeeze mode,
Cinema mode, or Slow Shutter
mode is not activated when
preparing to use the Picture
Wipe function (Z pg. 29, 35).
22. Scene transition does not go as
expected.
22. • When using “Picture Wipe/
Dissolve” (Z pg. 32) or
“Dissolve during 5 second
mode recording” (Z pg. 21),
there is a delay of a fraction of a
second between the previous
record stop-point and the
Dissolve start-point. This is
normal, but this slight delay
becomes especially noticeable
when shooting fast-moving
subject or during rapid panning.
22.
23. The Video Echo mode does
not work.
23. • The Picture Wipe or Dissolve
functions are in use.
• The Squeeze mode is selected in
the Recording Menu.
• A Fade-In or Fade-Out is in
progress (White Fader, Black
Fader or Black & White Fader).
• Dissolve during 5-second mode
recording is in use.
23. • Make sure the Squeeze mode is
set to “OFF” (Z pg. 33).
• Do not try to use the Video
Echo mode during a Fade-In or
Fade-Out or when Dissolve is
activated during 5-second mode
recording (Z pg. 31).
24. Even when Slow Shutter is not
selected, the image looks like
it is activated.
24. • When shooting in the dark, the
unit becomes highly sensitive to
light and the image takes on an
effect similar to Slow Shutter.
24. • If you want the lighting to look
more natural, set GAIN UP to
“AGC” or “OFF” in the
Recording Menu (Z pg. 29).
25. There is no strobe when the
Classic Film or Strobe mode is
activated.
25. • The Picture Wipe or Dissolve
function is in use.
• Dissolve during 5-second mode
recording is in use.
25. • Do not try to use the Classic
Film or Strobe mode during a
scene transition (Z pg. 21, 31,
32).
26. White Balance cannot be
activated.
26. • The Sepia or Monotone mode is
activated.
26. • Turn off Sepia or Monotone
before setting White Balance
(Z pg. 34).
27. When shooting a subject
illuminated by bright light,
vertical lines appear.
27. • This is a result of exceedingly
high contrast, and is not a
malfunction.
27.
28. When the screen is under
direct sunlight during shooting,
the screen becomes red or
black for an instant.
28. • This is not a malfunction.
28.
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29. During recording, the date/
time does not appear.
29. • “DISPLAY” is set to “OFF” in the
Date/Time Menu.
• Interface shooting is performed.
29. • Set “DISPLAY” to “ON” in the
Date/Time Menu (Z pg. 20).
• During interface shooting, the
date/time does not appear
(Z pg. 17).
• Press IND. ON/OFF for longer
than 1 second to make the
indicators appear (Z pg. 15).
30. The indicators and messages
do not appear.
30. • “ON SCREEN” is set to “OFF” in
the Date/Time Menu.
• You have made the indicators
disappear.
30. • Set “ON SCREEN” to “ON” in
the Date/Time Menu (Z pg. 20).
• Press IND. ON/OFF for longer
than 1 second to make the
indicators appear (Z pg. 15).
31. Images on the LCD monitor
appear dark or whitish.
31. • In places subject to low
temperature, images become
dark due to the characteristics of
the LCD monitor. When this
happens, the displayed colors
differ from those that are
actually recorded. This is not a
defect of the camcorder.
• When the LCD monitor’s
fluorescent light reaches the end
of its service life, images on the
LCD monitor become dark.
Consult your nearest JVC dealer.
31. • Adjust the brightness and angle
of the LCD monitor (Z pg. 17).
32. The rear of the LCD monitor is
hot.
32. • The light used to illuminate the
LCD monitor causes it to
become hot.
32. • Close the LCD monitor to turn it
off or set the Power Switch to
“OFF”, and let the unit cool
down.
33. The indicators and the image
colour on the LCD monitor are
not clear.
33. • This may occur when the
surface or the edge of the LCD
monitor is pressed.
33.
34. The LCD monitor or
viewfinder indications blink.
34. • Certain Fade/Wipe effects,
certain modes of Program AE
with special effects, “DIS” and
other functions that cannot be
used together are selected at the
same time.
34. • Re-read the sections covering
Fade/Wipe effects, Program AE
with special effects and “DIS”
(Z pg. 29, 31–35).
35. Colored bright spots appear all
over the LCD monitor or the
viewfinder.
35. • The LCD monitor or the
viewfinder is made with highprecision technology. However,
black spots or bright spots of
light (red, green or blue) may
appear constantly on the LCD
monitor or 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 %)
35.
36. • The optional headphones are
not connected to the headphones connector.
• The sound volume of the
headphones connector was not
adjusted appropriately. The
sound volume at this point is the
same as the level it was adjusted
to during playback.
36. • Connect the optional headphones to the headphones
connector (Z pg. 64).
• Adjust the sound volume during
playback (Z pg. 43).
36. During recording, sound
cannot be heard.
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POSSIBLE CAUSES
CORRECTIVE ACTION
37. Play, Rewind and Fast-Forward
functions do not work.
37. • The Power Switch is not set to
“
”.
37. • Set the Power Switch to “
(Z pg. 43).
38. The tape is moving, but there
is no picture.
38. • Your TV has AV input terminals,
but is not set to its VIDEO mode.
• The cassette’s cover is open.
38. • Set the TV to the mode or
channel appropriate for video
playback (Z pg. 48, 49).
• Close the cassette’s cover
(Z pg. 9).
39. The LCD monitor indications
are distorted.
39. • During playback of the
unrecorded portion, High-speed
Search and still playback, LCD
monitor indications appear
distorted. This is not a defect.
39.
40. Images on the LCD monitor
are jittery.
40. • The speaker volume is too great.
40. • Turn the speaker volume down
(Z pg. 43).
41. The LCD monitor, the
viewfinder and the lens have
become dirty (ex. fingerprints).
41.
————
41. • Wipe them gently with soft
cloth. Wiping strongly can
cause damage.
42. An unusual mark appears.
42.
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42. • Check the section of the manual
that explains LCD monitor/
viewfinder indications
(Z pg. 74, 75).
”
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43. An error indication
(E01 — E06) appears.
43. • A malfunction of some kind has
occurred. In this case the
camcorder’s functions become
unusable.
43. • Remove the power supply
(battery pack, etc.) and wait a
few minutes for the indication to
clear. When it does, you can
resume using the camcorder.
If the indication remains even
though you repeat the above
two or three times, please
consult your nearest JVC dealer.
44. The charger indicator on the
AC Power Adapter/Charger
does not light.
44. • The temperature of the battery is
extremely high/low.
• Charging is difficult in places
subject to extremely high/low
temperatures.
44. • To protect the battery, it is
recommended to charge it in
places with a temperature of
10°C to 35°C (Z pg. 77).
45. The recording mode indicator
“LP” blinks.
45. • This occurs when recording in
the LP mode is not available.
After the indicator blinks, the
recording mode switches to
“SP” and recording goes on.
45.
46. Picture does not appear on the
LCD monitor.
46. • The viewfinder is pulled out.
• The LCD monitor's brightness
setting is too dark.
46. • Push the viewfinder back in.
• Adjust the brightness of the LCD
monitor (Z pg. 17).
• If the monitor is tilted upward
180 degrees, open the monitor
fully (Z pg. 23).
47. When the image is printed
from the printer, a black bar
appears at the bottom of the
screen.
47. • This is not a malfunction.
47. • By recording with “DIS”
activated (Z pg. 29) this can be
avoided.
48. The power lamp blinks.
48. • The camcorder was turned on
when the battery power was
almost gone.
48. • Replace with a charged battery
pack (Z pg. 6, 7).
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After Use
Remove.
OPEN/EJECT Switch
PUSH HERE
PUSH-OPEN Button
Battery Release
Button
1
2
Turn off the camcorder.
3
4
Press “PUSH HERE” to close the cassette cover.
Slide OPEN/EJECT in the direction of the arrow, then
swing the cover open until it locks. The cassette
holder opens automatically. Remove the cassette.
Press the Battery Release Button and remove the
battery pack.
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
Press PUSH-OPEN and open the LCD monitor. Wipe
gently with the provided cleaning cloth or a commercially available soft cloth. Be careful not to damage
the monitor. Close the LCD monitor.
4
3 CLEAN LENS
Blow it with a blower brush, then wipe gently with
lens cleaning paper.
5
6 Cover
7
Blower brush
4 PULL OUT VIEWFINDER FULLY
5 TILT VIEWFINDER VERTICALLY
6 OPEN COVER
Tilt the viewfinder upward to 90 degrees.
Open the cover located on the bottom of the
viewfinder.
7 CLEAN VIEWFINDER
8 PUSH VIEWFINDER BACK IN
Remove dust using a blower brush.
Close the cover until it locks in place. Tilt the
viewfinder horizontally, and push it back in.
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.
● Mold may form if the lens is left dirty.
● When using a cleaner or chemically treated cloth refer to the cautions of each product.
INDEX Controls, Connectors And Indicators
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Controls
Connectors
1 Stop Button [5, STOP] ........................ Z pg. 43
2 Play/Pause Button
The connectors * to e are located beneath the cover.
* •Audio/Video Output Connector
[AV OUT] ........................................ Z pg. 48
• Headphones Connector [ ] ............ Z pg. 64
( External Stereo Microphone Input
Connector [MIC] ................................. Z pg. 64
) Digital Video Connector
[DV IN/OUT] (i.link*) ......................... Z pg. 51
* i.Link refers to the IEEE1394-1995 industry
specification and extensions thereof. The logo
is used for products compliant with the i.Link
standard.
q J terminal
[JLIP (Joint Level Interface Protocol)/
DIGITAL STILL] ................................... Z pg. 50
It is used to connect the camcorder to a device
such as a personal computer.
For further details consult your nearest JVC dealer.
w Edit Connector [EDIT] ......................... Z pg. 58
Connect the editing cable when performing
Random Assemble Editing (Z pg. 58 – 63).
e S-Video Output Connector [S OUT] .... Z pg. 48
[6/4, PLAY/PAUSE] ............................
Z pg. 43
3 Rewind Button [2, REW] .................. Z pg. 43
4 •Fast-Forward Button [3, FF] ........... Z pg. 43
•Red-Eye Reduction Button [
] ....... Z pg. 26
5 Snapshot Dial [SNAPSHOT] ............... Z pg. 24
6 Snapshot Button [SNAPSHOT] ............ Z pg. 24
7 •Power Zoom Lever [T/W] ................. Z pg. 18
•Speaker/Headphone Volume
Control [VOL.] ................................. Z pg. 43
8 OPEN/EJECT Switch ............................ Z pg. 9
9 Diopter Adjustment Control ................ Z pg. 11
0 Battery Release Button
[BATTERY RELEASE] ........................... Z pg. 7
! Recording Start/Stop Button ................. Z pg. 14
@ Power Switch ............................... Z pg. 13, 43
# Date/Time Reset Button [RESET]
If pressed with the power supply removed, the
previously set date/time is erased.
$ •High Speed Recording Button
[HIGH SPEED] ................................. Z pg. 42
•Progressive Slow-Motion Playback
Button .............................................. Z pg. 45
% MENU/IND.ON/OFF Button ......... Z pg. 15, 28
, PUSH] .............. Z pg. 8, 28
•LCD Monitor/Viewfinder Brightness
Control ............................................ Z pg. 17
& Monitor Open Button
[PUSH-OPEN] .................................... Z pg. 16
^ •Select Dial [
Indicators
r Tally Lamp .......................................... Z pg. 14
t Power Lamp ....................................... Z pg. 14
Other Parts
y Viewfinder .......................................... Z pg. 11
u Camera sensor
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Be careful not to cover this area; a sensor
necessary for shooting is built-in here.
Lens Cover
Opens when the viewfinder is pulled out or the
LCD monitor is opened fully.
Remote Sensor .................................... Z pg. 54
Flash .................................................. Z pg. 26
Flash Sensor ....................................... Z pg. 26
Stereo Microphone ............................. Z pg. 64
LCD Monitor ...................................... Z pg. 17
Speaker .............................................. Z pg. 43
Battery Pack Mount ............................ Z pg. 7
Grip Strap ........................................... Z pg. 11
Tripod Mounting Socket ...................... Z pg. 12
Shoulder Strap Eyelets ......................... Z pg. 12
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INDEX Indications
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LCD Monitor/Viewfinder Indications During Recording
1*
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1*
2
3*
4
5*
6*
7
8*
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LP 35 min
PS
REC
9
444
6w
!
PAUSE
0
0 L PHOTO
E01
TAPE !
160 X SET DATE / TIME !
HIGH SPEED
SOUND 32kHz
25 . 12 . 99
16 : 40
TC 12 : 34 : 24
– – – – –6 – – – – –
BRIGHT
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Function
(Z pg. 13)
Displays the operation mode position.
(Z pg. 29)
Appears when Auto Slow Shutter is engaged (“GAIN UP” is set to “AUTO”).
(Z pg. 29)
(Z pg. 29)
Appears when in the Squeeze or Cinema mode.
Appears when Digital Image Stabiliser (“DIS”) is engaged.
(Z pg. 14)
Appears when in the Record-Standby mode.
(Z pg. 10)
(Z pg. 22)
Displays the recording mode (SP or LP).
Appears when Progressive mode is selected.
(Z pg. 15)
Displays the tape remaining time.
(Z pg. 14)
Appears during recording.
(Z pg. 14)
(Z pg. 65)
Appears while the tape is running.
Appears during Insert Editing.
Appears when the flash is ready. A number appears next to the indication while
adjusting the brightness of the flash.
Appears when taking a Pro Snapshot.
(Z pg. 26, 27)
(Z pg. 24)
Appears when the wind cut mode is engaged to cut down on noise created by wind.
(Z pg. 30)
• HIGH SPEED: Appears when High Speed Recording mode is selected.
• 5S MODE/5SD MODE/ANIM.: Displays the 5 second recording mode, Dissolve during
5 second recording mode or Animation recording mode.
(Z pg. 42)
Displays the date/time.
Displays the brightness of the LCD monitor or the viewfinder.
(Z pg. 20)
(Z pg. 17)
Displays the sound mode for approx. 5 seconds after turning on the camcorder.
Appears when the iris is locked.
Appears when the focus is adjusted manually.
Appears when the exposure is adjusted.
Appears when the white balance is adjusted.
Appears when Red-Eye reduction is ready.
Displays the selected Program AE with special effects.
Displays the selected Fade/Wipe effect.
Appears during zooming.
Zoom level indicator
Approximate zoom ratio
(Z pg. 21)
(Z pg. 30)
(Z pg. 39)
(Z pg. 37)
(Z pg. 38)
(Z pg. 41)
(Z pg. 26)
(Z pg. 34)
(Z pg. 31)
(Z pg. 18)
* : Pressing IND. ON/OFF for longer than 1 second lets you remove indications marked with * from the screen.
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LCD Monitor/Viewfinder Indications During Playback
No.
1
234
5
6
Function
1 Displays the sound mode.
(Z pg. 41)
2 Appears when playing back images recorded in
(Z pg. 45)
High Speed Recording mode.
32kHz SOUND1
3 Displays playback of images recorded in
LP 4
PS WIDE
4
3
2
6
64
16
e
HIGH SPEED
25 . 12 . 99
16 : 40
TC 01 : 28 : 15
VOLUME – – – – –6– – – – –
9
8
(Z pg. 22)
Progressive mode.
4 Displays the recording mode.
5 Appears while a tape is running.
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
Playback
Fast-Forward/Shuttle search
Rewind/Shuttle search
Pause
Forward slow-motion
Reverse slow-motion
Audio Dubbing
6 During playback of image recorded in High
7
Speed Recording mode, the screen mode
(Zoom or Wide) is displayed.
(Z pg. 45)
7 Displays the date/time.
(Z pg. 41)
8 BRIGHT: Displays the brightness of the LCD
monitor or the viewfinder. (Z pg. 17)
VOLUME: Displays the speaker or headphone
volume.
(Z pg. 43)
9 Displays the time code.
(Z pg. 41)
Warning Indications
Indications
Function
Displays the battery remaining power.
Remaining power level: high
Remaining power level: exhausted
As the battery power comes close to nil, the battery indicator
battery power is exhausted, power turns off automatically.
blinks. When the
Appears when no tape is loaded, or when the erase protection tab is set to
“SAVE”.
(Z pg. 9)
Appears if dirt is detected on the heads during recording.
(Z pg. 79)
Appears if condensation occurs. When this indication is displayed, the camcorder
turns off automatically.
TAPE!
TAPE END
SET DATE/TIME!
ERROR!
REFER MANUAL
E01 — E06
Appears for 10 seconds after power is turned on if there is no tape loaded.
Appears when the tape ends during recording or playback.
(Z pg. 15)
● Appears when the date/time is not set.
(Z pg. 8)
● Appears when the clock (lithium) battery is discharged and the previously set
date/time is erased.
(Z pg. 8)
Appears when Audio Dubbing or Insert Editing is unavailable.
(Z pg. 64, 65)
The error indications (E01 — E06) show what type of malfunction has occured.
When an error indication appears, the camcorder turns off automatically. Remove
the power supply (battery, etc.) and wait a few minutes for the indication to clear.
When it does, you can resume using the camcorder. If the indication remains,
consult your nearest JVC dealer.
(Z pg. 70)
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INDEX Terms
EN
A
AC Power Adapter/Charger ..................... Z pg. 6, 7
Animation ................................................ Z pg. 29
Audio Dubbing ........................................ Z pg. 64
Auto Focus ............................................... Z pg. 36
Auto Shut off ...................................... Z pg. 15, 43
B
Battery Low .............................................. Z pg. 75
Battery Pack ..................................... Z pg. 6, 7, 77
Beep/Tally ................................................ Z pg. 30
Brighten The LCD Monitor ........................ Z pg. 17
Built-in Clock's Lithium Battery ................... Z pg. 8
C
Charge The Battery Pack ............................. Z pg. 6
Cinema .................................................... Z pg. 29
Classic Film .............................................. Z pg. 35
Clean The Camcorder ............................... Z pg. 71
Connections ............................ Z pg. 7, 48 – 51, 58
D
Darken The LCD Monitor ......................... Z pg. 17
Date/Time Display .............................. Z pg. 20, 47
Date/Time Settings ...................................... Z pg. 8
Demonstration Mode ................................ Z pg. 30
Digital Dubbing ........................................ Z pg. 53
Digital Zoom ............................................ Z pg. 29
DIS (Digital Image Stabiliser) ..................... Z pg. 29
Discharge The Battery Pack ........................ Z pg. 6
Diopter Adjustment .................................. Z pg. 11
Dissolve During 5-second Recording
Mode ..................................................... Z pg. 21
Dubbing ................................................... Z pg. 52
E
Erase Protection .......................................... Z pg. 9
Exposure Control ...................................... Z pg. 38
F
Fade-In/Out .............................................. Z pg. 31
Fast-Forward The Tape .............................. Z pg. 43
5-second recording mode ......................... Z pg. 21
Flash .................................................. Z pg. 26, 27
G
Gain Up ................................................... Z pg. 29
Grip Adjustment ....................................... Z pg. 11
M
Manual Focus ........................................... Z pg. 37
Monotone ................................................ Z pg. 35
Motor Drive Mode .................................... Z pg. 25
P
Picture Wipe/Dissolve ............................... Z pg. 32
Playback Menu ........................................ Z pg. 46
Playback Special Effects ............................ Z pg. 57
Playback Zoom ........................................ Z pg. 56
Power Switch Position .............................. Z pg. 13
Program AE With Special Effects ................ Z pg. 34
Progressive Mode ..................................... Z pg. 22
Progressive Slow-Motion Playback ............ Z pg. 56
Pro Snapshot Mode .................................. Z pg. 24
Provided Accessories .................................. Z pg. 3
R
Random Assemble Editing ................. Z pg. 58 – 63
Record-Standby ........................................ Z pg. 14
Recording Format ....................................... Z pg. 4
Recording Mode ....................................... Z pg. 10
Recording Menu ................................. Z pg. 29, 30
Red-Eye Reduction ................................... Z pg. 26
Remote Control ........................................ Z pg. 54
Rewind The Tape ...................................... Z pg. 43
S
Self-Recording .......................................... Z pg. 17
Sepia ........................................................ Z pg. 35
Set Remote Control/VCR Code .................. Z pg. 58
Shoulder Strap Attachment ........................ Z pg. 12
Shuttle Search ........................................... Z pg. 44
Shutter Speed ........................................... Z pg. 35
Slow-Motion Playback .............................. Z pg. 56
Slow Shutter ............................................. Z pg. 35
Sound Mode ............................................. Z pg. 30
Specifications ........................................... Z pg. 79
Squeeze ................................................... Z pg. 29
Still Playback ............................................ Z pg. 44
Strobe ...................................................... Z pg. 35
System Menu ............................................ Z pg. 30
T
Tele Macro ............................................... Z pg. 30
Time Code ............................................ Z pg. 4, 19
Tripod Mounting ....................................... Z pg. 12
Twilight .................................................... Z pg. 35
H
U
I
V
High Speed Recording .............................. Z pg. 42
Interface Shooting ..................................... Z pg. 17
Iris ............................................................ Z pg. 39
Iris Lock ................................................... Z pg. 39
J
Journalistic Shooting ................................. Z pg. 17
L
LCD monitor/Viewfinder Indications ... Z pg. 74, 75
Load A Tape ............................................... Z pg. 9
Unload A Tape ........................................... Z pg. 9
Video Echo ...............................................
Z pg. 35
W
White Balance .................................... Z pg. 40, 41
Wide Mode .............................................. Z pg. 29
Wind Cut ................................................. Z pg. 30
Wipe In/Out ............................................. Z pg. 31
Z
Zooming .................................................. Z pg. 18
CAUTIONS
Battery Packs
The supplied battery pack is a
lithium-ion battery. Before using
the supplied battery pack or an
optional battery pack, be sure to
read the following cautions:
Terminals
1. To avoid hazard . . .
.... do not burn.
.... do not short-circuit the terminals.
.... do not modify or disassemble.
.... do not expose the battery to temperatures
exceeding 60°C (140°F), as this may cause the
battery to overheat, explode or catch fire.
.... use only specified chargers.
2. To prevent damage and prolong service life . . .
.... do not subject to unnecessary shock.
.... 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.
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 (50°F to 95°F)
Operation ............... 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage ................... –10°C to 30°C (–14°F to 86°F)
● Recharging time is based on room temperature of 20°C
(68°F).
● The lower the temperature, the longer recharging takes.
Cassettes
To properly use and store your cassettes, be sure to
read the following cautions:
1. During use . . .
.... make sure the cassette bears the Mini DV 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.
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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.
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.
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) or extremely low (under 0°C or 32°F)
temperatures.
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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.
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.
.... expose the lens to direct sunlight.
.... carry it by holding the LCD monitor or the
viewfinder.
.... swing it excessively when using the hand strap
or the grip.
.... swing the soft camera case excessively when
the camcorder is inside it.
5. Dirty heads can cause the following problems:
•No picture during playback.
•Blocks of noise appear during playback.
•During recording, the Head Clog Warning
indicator “ ” appears.
In such cases, use the optional Cleaning Cassette.
Insert it and play back. If the cassette is used more
than once consecutively, damage to the video
heads may result. After the camcorder plays back
for about 20 seconds, it stops automatically. Also
refer to the Cleaning Cassette’s instructions.
If, after using the Cleaning Cassette, the problems
still exist, consult your nearest JVC dealer.
Mechanical moving parts used to move the video
heads and video tape tend to become dirty and
worn out over time. In order to maintain a clear
picture at all times, periodic check-ups are
recommended after using the unit for about 1,000
hours. For periodic check-ups please consult your
nearest JVC dealer.
CAUTIONS (cont.)
How To Handle A CD-ROM
•Take care not to soil or scratch the mirror surface
(opposite to the printed surface). Do not write
anything or put a sticker on either the front or back
surface. If the CD-ROM gets dirty, gently wipe it
with a soft cloth outward from the centre hole using
a circular motion.
•Do not use conventional disc cleaners or cleaning
spray.
•Do not bend the CD-ROM or touch its mirror
surface.
•Do not store your CD-ROM in a dusty, hot or
humid environment. Keep it away from direct
sunlight.
About moisture condensation . . .
● You 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.
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 wait a few
minutes and then re-connect it and proceed as
usual from the beginning.
SPECIFICATIONS
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Camcorder
General
Power supply
: DC 6.3 V
DC 7.2 V
Power consumption
LCD monitor off, viewfinder on
LCD monitor on, viewfinder off
LCD monitor on, viewfinder on
Format
Signal format
Video signal recording format
Cassette
Tape Speed
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
Maximum recording time
:
Pickup
Lens
Filter diameter
LCD monitor
Viewfinder
Speaker
Operating temperature
Operating humidity
Storage temperature
Dimensions
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
Weight
:
(Using the AC Power Adapter/Charger)
(Using battery pack)
Approx. 5.3 W
Approx. 6.5 W
Approx. 7.1 W
DV Format (SD mode)
PAL Standard
Digital Component Recording
Mini DV Cassette
SP: 18.8 mm/s
LP: 12.5 mm/s
SP: 60 min.
LP: 90 min. (using M-DV60ME cassette)
1/3" CCD
F1.8, f = 5 to 50 mm, 10:1 Power Zoom Lens
ø37 mm
3.8" diagonally measured, LCD panel/TFT active matrix system
Electronic viewfinder with 0.55" colour LCD
Monaural
0°C to 40°C
35% to 80%
–20°C to 50°C
72 (W) x 94 (H) x 128 (D) mm
(with the LCD monitor closed, and with the viewfinder fully tilted
downward and pushed back in)
Approx. 670 g
Connectors
S-Video output
Video output
JLIP/Digital still output
Audio output
Headphone output
External microphone input
DV input/output
: Y: 1 Vp-p, 75 Ω, analogue output
C: 0.29 Vp-p, 75 Ω, analogue output
: 1 Vp-p, 75 Ω unbalanced, analogue output (via AV OUT connector)
: ø3.5 mm, 4-pole, mini-head jack (compatible with RC-5325 plug)
: –8 dBs, 1 kΩ analogue output (via AV OUT connector)
: ø3.5 mm, stereo (via AV OUT connector)
: –68 dBs, high impedance unbalanced with ø3.5 mm (stereo)
: 4-pin, IEEE1394 confirmity
AC Power Adapter/Charger AA-V68EA
Power requirement
Power consumption
Output
Charge
VTR
Dimensions
Weight
: AC 110 V to 240 V`, 50/60 Hz
: 20 W
:
:
:
:
DC 7.2 V
, 0.77 A
DC 6.3 V
, 1.8 A
94 (W) x 35 (H) x 122 (D) mm
Approx. 300 g
Specifications shown are for SP mode unless otherwise indicated. E & O.E. Design and specifications subject to change
without notice.
GR-DVL9600
VICTOR COMPANY OF JAPAN, LIMITED
COPYRIGHT© 1999 VICTOR COMPANY OF JAPAN, LTD.
EA
Printed in Japan
0599FOV UN VP
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