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COMPACT VHS CAMCORDER
GR-FXM55
GR-FXM35
ENGLISH
INSTRUCTIONS
LYT0401-001A
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Dear Customer,
Thank you for purchasing the JVC Compact VHS camcorder. Before use, please read the safety information
and precautions contained in the following pages to ensure safe use of this product.
Using This Instruction Manual
•All major sections and subsections are listed in the Table Of Contents (Z pg. 3).
•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. 50 – 52) 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 53 and 54 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 clock
operation and 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.
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 PALtype 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-V12U/V20U battery
packs and, to recharge them, the provided multivoltage AC Power Adapter/Charger. (An
appropriate conversion adapter may be
necessary to accommodate different designs of
AC outlets in different countries.)
Crossed Out Dust Bin Mark
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.
n Camcorder is designed exclusively for the
VHS-C video cassette. Only cassettes marked
VHS-C can be used with this unit.
n HQ VHS is compatible with existing VHS
equipment.
n The Crossed Out Dust Bin
Mark on the battery pack
indicates that the product
complies with Directives
91/157/EEC and 93/86/EEC.
n Nickel-Cadmium (Ni-Cd)
battery pack must be
recycled or disposed of
properly.
This unit is produced to comply with Standard
IEC Publ. 65.
MAJOR FEATURES
n Programme AE with Special Effects
(Z pg. 20 – 21)
• Electronic Fog Filter • ND Effect • Sepia
• Twilight • Sports • Nega/Posi
• 1/2000 sec. High Speed Shutter
n LCD Colour Monitor (Z pg. 14)
n 5-Sec. Recording (Z pg. 18)
n Menu Adjustment (Z pg. 24, 25, 26)
n Picture Stabilizer (Z pg. 18)
n Digital Hyper Zoom (Z pg. 16)
n Integrated Auto Light (Z pg. 17)
CONTENTS
GETTING STARTED
•Cassette Adapter
C-P7U
•Cable Adapter
•Remote Control
RM-V700U
•Audio/Video
(A/V) cable
•Lithium Battery
CR2025 x2 for
clock operation and
remote control
•Editing Cable
•DC Cord
34 – 39
40 – 47
Random Assemble Editing ................... 42
Insert Editing .................................. 46
Audio Dubbing ................................. 47
TROUBLESHOOTING
48 – 49
INDEX
50 – 52
Controls, Connectors And Indicators ....... 50
Indications ..................................... 52
CAUTIONS
•Shoulder Strap
12 – 33
Basic Playback ................................. 34
Features ........................................ 35
Using The Cassette Adapter ................. 37
Basic Connections And Tape Dubbing ....... 38
USING THE REMOTE
CONTROL UNIT
•Battery Pack
BN-V12U
4 – 11
Basic Recording ................................ 12
Basic Features ................................. 16
Advanced Features ............................ 19
PLAYBACK
•AC Power Adapter/
Charger AA-V15EG
3
Power ............................................ 4
Clock (Lithium) Battery Insertion/
Removal ........................................ 6
Date/Time Settings ............................. 7
Tape Length Setting ............................. 8
Loading/Unloading A Cassette ............... 9
Grip Adjustment ............................... 10
Viewfinder Adjustment ...................... 10
Shoulder Strap Attachment .................. 11
Tripod Mounting ............................... 11
RECORDING
PROVIDED ACCESSORIES
EN
53 – 54
SPECIFICATIONS
55
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
55
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GETTING STARTED
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Power
Marks
To AC outlet
CHARGE indicator
This camcorder’s 3-way power supply system lets you choose
the most appropriate source of power.
NOTES:
● No function is available without power supply.
● Use only the specified power supply.
● Do not use provided power supply units with other
equipment.
CHARGING THE BATTERY PACK
REFRESH switch
1 SUPPLY POWER
2 ATTACH BATTERY PACK
Connect the charger’s AC power cord to a wall outlet.
REFRESH indicator
REFRESH
The AC Power Adapter/Charger features a
REFRESH function that allows you to fully
discharge the battery pack before recharging.
Perform the REFRESH function after no less
than 5 chargings.
To discharge the battery . . .
.... attach the battery pack to the adapter as
shown in the above illustration. Then
push REFRESH. The REFRESH indicator
lights when discharging starts, and goes
out when discharging is complete.
Align the marks and slide the battery pack in the
direction of the arrow until it locks in place.
•The CHARGE indicator begins blinking to indicate
charging has started.
3 DETACH BATTERY PACK
When the CHARGE indicator stops blinking but stays lit,
charging is finished. Slide the battery pack opposite the
direction of the arrow.
Battery pack
Charging time
Discharging time
BN-V12U
approx. 1 hr. 10 min.
approx. 3 hrs. 30 min.
BN-V20U
approx. 1 hr. 50 min
approx. 6 hrs. 40 min.
USING THE BATTERY PACK
A Hook on.
B Push in.
1 ATTACH BATTERY PACK
Hook its end to the camcorder (
) and push the battery
pack in until it locks in place (
).
2 DETACH BATTERY PACK
Slide BATTERY RELEASE and pull out the battery pack.
Approximate recording time (unit: min.)
Battery pack
BATTERY RELEASE
LCD
monitor on/
Viewfinder off
LCD
monitor off/
Viewfinder on
LCD
monitor on/
Viewfinder on
BN-V12U
60 (35)
65 (40)
50 (35)
BN-V20U
95 (60)
105 (65)
85 (55)
( ): when the video light is on.
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.
INFORMATION:
VU-V856KIT is a set composed of the BN-V856U battery pack
and AA-V80EG AC Power Adapter/Charger.
The BN-V856U battery pack provides approx. 7 hours of
recording time when the viewfinder is on and the LCD
monitor and the video light are off. Also read thoroughly the
VU-V856KIT’s instruction manuals.
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.
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A charge marker is provided on the battery pack to
help you remember whether it has been charged or
not. Two colours are provided (red and black)—you
choose which one means charged and which means
discharged.
NOTES:
● The recording time per charge is affected by such factors as the time spent in Record-Standby mode and the
frequency of zooming. It is safer to have spare battery packs to cover 3 times the planned shooting time.
● Charging times noted on page 4 are for a fully discharged battery pack, and discharging times are for a fully
charged battery pack.
● Charging and discharging times vary according to the ambient temperature and the status of the battery pack.
● Remember to set the charge marker after charging a battery pack or after detaching a discharged one from
your camcorder.
● Perform the REFRESH function after no less than 5 chargings.
● While the AC Power Adapter/Charger’s power cord is disconnected from the AC outlet, it is possible to
discharge the battery by pressing the REFRESH switch. During that time, the AC Power Adapter/Charger does
not charge the battery. When discharging is complete, detach the battery from the AC Power Adapter/
Charger to store it.
● High temperatures can damage the battery pack, so use only where good ventilation is available. Do not
allow it to discharge in a container, such as a bag.
● If you stop recharging or discharging part way through, make sure to remove the battery pack before
unplugging the adapter’s AC cord.
● Remove the battery pack from the adapter immediately after discharging.
● To avoid interference with reception, do not use the AC Power Adapter/Charger near a radio.
● Make sure you unplug the DC cord before charging or discharging the battery pack.
● The CHARGE indicator may not light properly with a brand new battery pack, or with one that has been
stored for an extended period. In this case, remove and reattach the battery pack and recharge it. The
CHARGE indicator should blink during recharging. If not, contact your nearest JVC dealer.
To AC outlet
To DC IN jack
Use the AC Power Adapter/Charger (connect as
shown in the illustration).
NOTES:
DC OUT
terminal
DC Cord
USING AC POWER
AC Power
Adapter/Charger
AA-V15EG
● The provided AC Power Adapter/Charger features
automatic voltage selection in the AC range from
110 V to 240 V.
● When using the DC cord, make sure you connect
the end of the cord with the core filter to the
camcorder. The core filter reduces interference.
USING A CAR BATTERY
To car’s
cigarette
lighter socket
Car Battery
Charger/Adapter
BH-V3E (optional)
Use the optional Car Battery Charger/Adapter
(connect as shown in the illustration).
NOTES:
● When using the car battery, leave the engine
idling.
● The optional Car Battery Charger/Adapter (BH-V3E)
can also be used to charge the battery pack (except
BN-V20U/V856U).
● When using the optional Car Battery Charger/
Adapter, refer to the respective instruction booklet.
GETTING STARTED
Charge Marker
Charge marker
6
GETTING STARTED (cont.)
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Slot
Clock (Lithium) Battery Insertion/Removal
This battery is necessary for clock operation and to
perform date/time settings.
1 SWITCH OFF POWER
Switch off the unit’s power and remove the power
supply unit (battery pack, AC Power Adapter/Battery
Charger, etc.).
2 REMOVE BATTERY HOLDER
3 INSERT BATTERY IN HOLDER
Pull out the battery holder.
Battery holder
Insert the battery in the holder, and be sure to have
the “+” mark visible.
4 RE-INSERT HOLDER
Slide the holder back into the slot until you hear a
click.
NOTES:
● See “SAFETY PRECAUTIONS” (Z pg. 2) for information
on safe handling of lithium batteries.
● To avoid losing the battery and/or battery holder, place
the camcorder with the grip side up as shown in the
illustration when inserting/removing the battery.
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1 ACCESS MENU SCREEN
Set the Power Switch to “PRO.”, then press MENU.
•The power lamp comes on.
2 SELECT FUNCTION
Rotate the Select Dial to move the highlight bar to
“DATE/TIME”, then press it. The DATE/TIME Menu
appears.
MENU Button
Power lamp
•If you decide you want to return the date and time
to the previous settings, rotate the Select Dial to
move the highlight bar to “EXIT” and press it, then
go to step 6.
•If you want to set only the time without changing
the date, go to step 4.
3 SET DATE
Select Dial
Power Switch
Display
Menu Screen
4NEXT
M .W. B .
D . ZOOM
TELE MACRO
DATE TIME
TAPE LENGTH
AUTO
ON
OFF
4RETURN
DATE TIME
1999
1
1
22 : 50
M .W. B .
D . ZOOM
TELE MACRO
DATE TIME
TAPE LENGTH
4RETURN
DATE/TIME Menu
24-hour indication
Rotate the Select Dial to move the highlight bar to
“TIME” and then press it. When the hour setting
begins blinking, rotate the Select Dial until the correct
setting appears and then press it. When the hour
setting stops blinking and the minute setting begins
blinking, rotate the Select Dial until the correct setting
appears and then press it. The minute setting stops
blinking.
5 START CLOCK OPERATION
When none of these settings (YEAR, MONTH, DAY,
TIME) blinks, rotate the Select Dial to move the
highlight bar to “EXIT”, and press it. The Menu
Screen reappears with the highlight bar on
“RETURN”.
EXIT
4NEXT
•Repeat this procedure until you’re satisfied with the
Date settings (“YEAR”, “MONTH” and “DAY”).
4 SET TIME
T45
YEAR
MONTH
DAY
TIME
Rotate the Select Dial to move the highlight bar to the
item you want to set and then press it. When the
setting begins blinking, rotate the Select Dial until the
correct setting appears and then press it. The setting
stops blinking.
AUTO
ON
OFF
T45
6 CLOSE MENU SCREEN
Press the Select Dial.
NOTE:
To display the date and time in the camcorder’s display
and on a connected TV, see “Date/Time Insert”
( Z pg. 22).
GETTING STARTED
Date/Time Settings
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GETTING STARTED (cont.)
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Tape Length Setting
Set the tape length according to the length of the tape
used.
1 ACCESS MENU SCREEN
2 SELECT FUNCTION
First set the Power Switch to “PRO.”. Press MENU.
Rotate the Select Dial to move the highlight bar to
“TAPE LENGTH”, then press it. The TAPE LENGTH
Setting Menu appears.
3 SET TAPE LENGTH
MENU Button
Rotate the Select Dial to move the highlight bar to the
correct setting. T30 = 30 minutes of recording time,
T45 = 45 minutes, and T60 = 60 minutes.
•If you decide you want to return the tape length to
the previous setting, rotate the Select Dial to move
the highlight bar to “EXIT”.
Select Dial
Power Switch
Viewfinder
T45
SP
Tape length indicator
Display
4NEXT
M .W. B .
D . ZOOM
TELE MACRO
DATE TIME
TAPE LENGTH
AUTO
ON
OFF
Menu Screen
T45
4RETURN
TAPE LENGTH
T30
T45
T60
EXIT
4NEXT
M .W. B .
D . ZOOM
TELE MACRO
DATE TIME
TAPE LENGTH
4RETURN
AUTO
ON
OFF
T60
TAPE LENGTH
Setting Menu
4 CLOSE MENU SCREEN
Press the Select Dial. The Menu Screen reappears
with the highlight bar on “RETURN”. Press the Select
Dial again to close the Menu Screen.
NOTE:
The tape remaining time ( Z pg. 13) displayed in the
viewfinder is correct only if the correct tape length has
been selected.
EN
Loading/Unloading A Cassette
1 OPEN LCD MONITOR
Open the LCD monitor to an angle of over 60
degrees.
2 OPEN CASSETTE HOLDER
Slide EJECT until the holder opens. Do not use force
to open.
3 INSERT/REMOVE CASSETTE
4 CLOSE CASSETTE HOLDER
Make sure the label is facing outward.
PUSH Button
EJECT Switch
Press PUSH and make sure the holder is closed and
locked.
5 CLOSE LCD MONITOR
First make sure the holder is closed. Then close the
LCD monitor.
Turn to take
up slack.
Erase Protection
Gear
NOTES:
● Closing the LCD monitor while the cassette holder is still
open may cause damage to the LCD monitor.
● The cassette holder can’t be opened unless a power
supply is attached.
● Make sure that the tape is not slack when loading the
cassette. If there is any slack, turn the gear on the
cassette in the direction of the arrow to take up the
slack.
● Make sure the Erase Protection tab is in the position that
allows recording. If not, slide the tab. Some cassettes
have removable tabs. If the tab has been removed, cover
the hole with adhesive tape.
● The cassette holder cannot be opened while the
camcorder is in the record mode.
GETTING STARTED
Cassette holder
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10
GETTING STARTED (cont.)
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Grip Adjustment
Power Zoom
Lever
Recording
Start/Stop Button
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 your thumb and fingers can easily operate
the Recording Start/Stop Button and Power Zoom
Lever. Refasten the Velcro strip.
Viewfinder Adjustment
1 SELECT OPERATION MODE
Set the Power Switch to “CAMERA” (“AUTO” or
“PRO.”).
3
2 POSITION VIEWFINDER
2
Adjust the viewfinder manually for best viewability
(see illustration on left).
180°
3 ADJUST DIOPTRE
1
PAUSE
Set “POWER” to
“CAMERA”
(“AUTO” or
“PRO.”).
Turn the Diopter Adjustment Control until the
indications in the viewfinder are clearly focused.
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1 ATTACH STRAP
1
2
3
4
Following the illustration at left, thread the strap
through the top of the eyelet 1, then fold it back and
thread it through the buckle 2. Repeat the procedure
to attach the other end of the strap to the other eyelet
3, making sure the strap is not twisted.
2 ADJUST LENGTH
Adjust as shown in the illustration at left 4.
Tripod Mounting
1 ALIGN AND TIGHTEN
Align the screw and camcorder direction stud on the
tripod with the camcorder’s mounting socket and
stud hole. Then tighten the screw.
CAUTION:
When using a tripod, be sure to open and extend
its legs fully to stabilise the camcorder. To
prevent damage to the unit caused by falling
over, do not use a small-sized tripod.
GETTING STARTED
Shoulder Strap Attachment
12
RECORDING Basic Recording
EN
LENS COVER Open/Close Ring
NOTE:
You should already have performed the procedures listed
below. If not, do so before continuing.
● Power ( Z pg. 4)
● Tape Length Setting ( Z pg. 8)
● Grip Adjustment ( Z pg. 10)
● Viewfinder Adjustment ( Z pg. 10)
1 LOAD A CASSETTE
Power Switch
First open the LCD monitor to an angle of over 60
degrees.
Slide EJECT to open the cassette holder, then insert
the cassette with the label facing out. Press PUSH to
ensure the holder is closed and locked.
Recording Start/Stop Button
Shooting While Watching The Viewfinder
EJECT Switch
2 ENTER RECORD-STANDBY MODE
Power lamp
Make sure the LCD monitor is closed and locked.
Turn the LENS COVER Open/Close Ring to open the
lens cover, then set the Power Switch to “CAMERA”
(“AUTO” or “PRO.”).
Tally lamp
(lights while recording is in progress)
•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.
•“
” appears in the viewfinder while recording is
in progress.
Power Switch Position
According to the Power Switch position you have selected, the following functions are available:
AUTO
(Full Auto mode):
Allows you to record using
NO special effects or manual
adjustments. Suitable for
standard recording.
PRO.
(PRO. mode):
Allows you to set various
recording functions using the
menus. If you want more creative
capabilities than full auto
recording, try this mode.
POWER OFF:
Allows you to switch off the
camcorder.
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MIN
25MIN
(Now calculating)
60MIN
59MIN
3MIN
2MIN
(Blinking)
1MIN
(Blinking)
0MIN
(Blinking)
Recording Start/Stop Button
DISPLAY Button
4 STOP RECORDING
Press the Recording Start/Stop Button again to stop
recording.
•The camcorder re-enters the Record-Standby mode.
NOTES:
● When the Power Switch is set to “CAMERA” and the
LCD monitor is opened at an angle of 60 degrees or
more, the LCD monitor switches on and the viewfinder
switches off automatically to save power.
● The cassette holder cannot be opened unless a power
supply is attached.
● There may be a delay after you slide EJECT until the
holder opens. Do not use force.
● The tape remaining time is only displayed in the
viewfinder as shown.
● The remaining time indicated in the viewfinder is
approximate.
● The time required to calculate the remaining tape
length, and the accuracy of the calculation, may vary
according to the type of tape used.
● The tape remaining time indicator is correct only if the
correct tape length has been selected (Z pg. 8).
● “TAPE END” appears when the tape reaches its end, and
the power goes off automatically if left in this condition
for 5 minutes. “TAPE END” also appears when a cassette
whose tape is already at its end is loaded.
● If the Record–Standby mode continues for 5 minutes
without performing Zoom or any other operations, the
camcorder’s power shuts off automatically. Set the
Power Switch to “POWER OFF”, and then back to
“CAMERA” to turn the camcorder on again.
● If the Recording Start/Stop button is pressed after the
Record-Standby mode has continued for over
5 minutes, recording may not start immediately.
● If you are recording on a cassette from the middle (such
as when a tape is removed and re-inserted during
recording), use the Retake function (Z pg. 16) to find
the end of the last recording so you don’t erase any of it.
● The LENS COVER warning blinks for about 5 seconds
when the camcorder is turned on with the cover closed.
● While shooting, sound is not heard from the speaker.
● To turn the tally lamp off during recording, refer to pgs.
24 and 26.
LCD Monitor/Viewfinder Indications
Press DISPLAY to make the following indications appear/
disappear from the camcorder’s display: cassette warning,
tape remaining time, battery pack remaining power
indicator and tape length indicator (Z pg. 52).
1 PRESS DISPLAY BUTTON
To turn off the indications, press DISPLAY for more
than 1 second.
Press again for more than 1 second to make the
indications reappear.
NOTE:
Even if the indications are off, the tape remaining time
appears blinking when the tape is near its end, and the
battery pack remaining power indicator appears blinking
when the power is almost gone.
RECORDING
Tape remaining time indicator
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RECORDING Basic Recording (cont.)
EN
Shooting While Watching The LCD Monitor
Before the following steps, perform step 1 (Z pg. 12).
180°
90°
2 ENTER RECORD–STANDBY MODE
Make sure the LCD monitor is fully open. Turn the
LENS COVER Open/Close Ring to open the lens
cover, then set the Power Switch to “CAMERA”
(“AUTO” or “PRO.”).
LENS COVER Open/Close Ring
•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. 15) and press the Recording Start/
Stop Button.
•“
” appears in the LCD monitor while recording
is in progress.
4 STOP RECORDING
Power Switch
Recording Start/Stop Button
Power lamp
Tally lamp
(lights while recording is in progress)
Press the Recording Start/Stop Button again to stop
recording.
•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. 12).
● To turn the tally lamp off during recording, refer to pgs.
24 and 26.
● For other notes, refer to pg. 13.
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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.
Interface Shooting
The person you shoot can view himself/herself in the
LCD monitor, and you can even shoot yourself while
viewing your own image in the LCD monitor.
1 TILT LCD MONITOR UPWARD
Open the LCD monitor and tilt it upward to 180
degrees so that it faces forward.
•When the LCD monitor is tilted upward to an angle
of over approx. 105 degrees, the monitor image is
inverted vertically, and the viewfinder also switches
on.
2 START RECORDING
Point the lens toward the subject (yourself when selfrecording) and start recording.
•During Interface Shooting, the monitor image and
indications do not appear inverted as they would
when viewing a mirror.
Self-recording
NOTE:
The monitored image can be viewed on the LCD monitor
and in the viewfinder.
Brightness Control
You can adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor by
turning the BRIGHT Dial.
1 ADJUST BRIGHTNESS
If you want to brighten the image . . .
Turn the Dial towards “+”.
If you want to darken the image . . .
Turn the Dial towards “–”.
BRIGHT Dial
RECORDING
•The LCD monitor can rotate almost full circle (270°:
90° downward, 180° upward).
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RECORDING Basic Features
EN
FEATURE: Zooming
Zoom in
PURPOSE:
Zoom out
To produce the zoom in/out effect, or an instantaneous
change in image magnification.
Digital circuitry extends the maximum magnification
offered by optical zoom. This system is called Digital
Zoom.
OPERATION:
Display
Zoom indicator bar
1X
Zoom level indicator
Approximate zoom ratio
Power Zoom Lever
Zoom In
Push the Power Zoom Lever towards “T”.
Zoom Out
Push the Power Zoom Lever towards “W”.
n The quicker you push the Power Zoom Lever, the
quicker the zoom action.
NOTES:
● Focusing may become unstable during Zooming. In
this case, set the zoom while in Record–Standby,
lock the focus by using the manual focus
( Z pg. 29), then zoom in or out in Record mode.
● The zoom level indicator ( 5) moves during zoom.
Once the zoom level indicator reaches the top of
the zoom indicator bar, all magnification from that
point is through digital processing.
● When using Digital Zoom, the quality of image may
suffer. To deactivate Digital Zoom, set “D.ZOOM”
to “OFF” in the Menu Screen ( Z pg. 25).
FEATURE: Retake
PURPOSE:
To re-record certain segments.
OPERATION:
RETAKE (R/F)
Button
1) Make sure the camcorder is in the Record–Standby
mode.
2) Press either RETAKE to reach the start point for new
recording. Pressing “F” forwards the tape and
pressing “R” reverses it.
3) Press the Recording Start/Stop Button to start
recording.
NOTE:
Noise bars appear and pictures may become
monochrome or darken during Retake. This is normal.
Power Switch
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FEATURE: Quick Review
PURPOSE:
To check the end of the last recording.
OPERATION:
1) Press “ ” and release quickly during the Record–
Standby mode.
n Tape is rewound for about 2 seconds and played
back automatically, then pauses in Record–Standby
mode for the next shot.
NOTE:
Distortion may occur at the start of playback. This is
normal.
FEATURE: Video Light
PURPOSE:
To brighten the scene when natural lighting is too dim.
OPERATION:
DANGER
n The video light can become extremely
hot. Do not touch it either while in
operation or soon after turning it off,
otherwise serious injury may result.
n Do not place the camcorder into the
carrying case immediately after using the
video light, since it remains extremely
hot for some time.
n When operating, keep a distance of
about 30 cm. between the video light
and people or objects.
n Do not use near flammable or explosive
materials.
n It is recommended that you consult your
nearest JVC dealer for replacing the video
light.
1) Set the LIGHT OFF/AUTO/ON Switch as required:
OFF : Turns off the light.
AUTO : Automatically turns on the light when the
camcorder senses insufficient lighting on the
subject.
ON
: Always keeps the light on as long as the
camcorder is turned on.
n The video light can only be used with the
camcorder’s power on.
n It is recommended to set the white balance
(Z pg. 30) to
when you use the video light.
n When not using the video light, turn it off to save
battery power.
NOTES:
● Even if the battery indicator (
) does not blink if
the battery pack’s charge is low, the camcorder may
turn off automatically when you turn on the video
light, or when you start recording with the video light
turned on.
● When the LIGHT OFF/AUTO/ON Switch is set to
“AUTO”:
• Depending on the lighting conditions, the video
light may keep turning on and off. In this case,
manually switch the light on or off using the
LIGHT OFF/AUTO/ON switch.
• While the “Sports” or “High Speed Shutter” mode
( Z pg. 21) is engaged, the light is likely to stay on.
• While the “Twilight” mode ( Z pg. 21) is engaged,
the light will not activate.
RECORDING
LIGHT OFF/AUTO/ON
Switch
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RECORDING Basic Features (cont.)
EN
5 SEC. REC Button
FEATURE: Picture Stabilizer
P.STABILIZER Button
PURPOSE:
To compensate for unstable images caused by camerashake, particularly at high magnification.
OPERATION:
1) Press P.STABILIZER. “
”appears.
n To switch off the Picture Stabilizer, press
P.STABILIZER. The indicator disappears.
NOTES:
Display
PAUSE
5S
Power Switch
5 Sec. Rec mode indicator
Picture stabilizer indicator
● Accurate stabilisation may not be possible if hand
shake is excessive, or under the following conditions:
• When shooting subjects with vertical or horizontal
stripes.
• When shooting dark or dim subjects.
• When shooting subjects with excessive
backlighting.
• When shooting scenes with movement in various
directions.
• When shooting scenes with low-contrast backgrounds.
● Switch off the Picture Stabilizer when recording with
the camcorder on a tripod.
● The “
” indicator appears blinking if the Stabilizer
cannot be used.
FEATURE: 5 Sec. Rec (5-sec. Recording)
PURPOSE:
To record a scene for 5 seconds, providing quick scene
transitions like those seen in TV programmes.
OPERATION:
1) During Record–Standby, press 5 SEC. REC. “
5S”
appears and 5Sec. Rec is reserved.
2) Press the Recording Start/Stop Button. Recording
starts, and after 5-second recording is finished, the
camcorder reenters the Record–Standby mode
automatically.
n To cancel the 5 Sec. Rec function, press 5 SEC. REC
again so that “
5S” disappears.
NOTE:
Fade/Wipe ( Z pg. 19) cannot be activated by
pressing 5 SEC. REC.
RECORDING Advanced Features
EN
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Fade/Wipe
[Ex.: Fader]
Fade in
These effects let you make pro-style scene transitions.
Fade- or wipe-in works at recording start, and fade- or
wipe-out works at recording end or when you enter
Record–Standby mode.
1 SELECT OPERATION MODE
FADE- OR WIPE-STANDBY
2 ENGAGE
MODE
Set the Power Switch to “PRO.”.
Display
After 2 sec.
EFFECT
MOSAIC
EFFECT
MOSAIC
Press EFFECT to cycle through the modes as shown at
left. Once the desired mode appears, it is selected
and reserved.
•The selected mode’s name and its indication are
displayed for approx. 2 seconds. Then the name
disappears, and only the indication remains.
3 START OR END RECORDING
Press the Recording Start/Stop Button to activate fadein/out or wipe-in/out.
FADER
MOSAIC
SHUTTER
CANCEL FADE- OR WIPE-STANDBY
4 TO
MODE
Press EFFECT repeatedly until “OFF” appears.
•“OFF” is displayed for approx. 2 seconds and the
fade/wipe standby mode is canceled.
SLIDE
OFF
(No indication)
OFF
FADER
Fades in/out to a black screen.
MOSAIC (Fader)
Gradually turns/returns the picture into/from a mosaic
pattern.
SHUTTER (Wipe)
A black screen moves in from the top and bottom, closing
over the image like a shutter, or a new image pushes open
the black screen vertically from the centre.
SLIDE (Wipe)
EFFECT Button
Power
Switch
A black screen moves in from the left to gradually cover
the image, or a new image moves in from right to left.
NOTES:
Recording Start/Stop
Button
● Pressing and holding the Recording Start/Stop Button
allows you to vary the length for the image during fade
in/out or wipe in/out.
● The screen becomes slightly reddish when the Fade/
Wipe is used with Sepia ( Z pg. 21).
● With the Electronic fog filter mode ( Z pg. 21) engaged,
the image fades in/out to a white screen.
RECORDING
Fade out
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RECORDING Advanced Features (cont.)
EN
Programme AE With Special Effects
Display
P.AE
After 2 sec.
:SEPIA
P.AE
:SEPIA
All you have to do to access any of the variety of shooting
effects is press P.AE.
1 SELECT OPERATION MODE
2 SELECT MODE
Set the Power Switch to “PRO.”.
Press P.AE to cycle through the modes as shown on
the left.
•The selected mode’s name and its indication are
displayed for approx. 2 seconds. Then the name
disappears, and only the indication remains. The
mode is activated.
SEPIA
SPORTS
ND: ND EFFECT
ND
FG: FOG
FG
TWILIGHT
S1/2000
NEGA/POSI
OFF
OFF
(No indication)
P.AE Button
Power Switch
NOTES:
● Only one mode can be engaged at a time.
● The screen becomes slightly reddish when the Fade/
Wipe ( Z pg. 19) is used in the Sepia mode.
● The screen becomes slightly dark in the High Speed
Shutter mode. Use in well-lit situations.
● In the “High Speed Shutter” or “Sports” modes, picture
colour may be adversely affected if the subject is lit by
alternating discharge-type light sources such as
flourescent or mercury-vapour lights.
EN
Display
SEPIA
Mode
Sepia
Display
S 1/2000
Mode
1/2000 sec.
High Speed Shutter
Sepia
High-Speed Shutter (1/2000s.)
The scene being shot is recorded in sepia-tinted
(reddish-brown) monochrome, giving the effect of
an older movie. Use together with Wide (Z pg. 25)
for the authentic look of a classic Hollywood
movie.
Captures faster action than Sports mode.
NEGA POSI
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Nega/Posi
Nega/Posi (Negative/Positive)
Sports
The colours of a picture are reversed.
Sports
High shutter speed clearly captures fast-moving
action.
ND:ND EFFECT
ND Effect
ND Effect
A black mist darkens the picture, as when an ND
filter is used. Helps to counter the effects of glare on
the subject.
FG : FOG
Electronic
Fog Filter
Electronic Fog Filter
Makes the picture look misty white, as when an
external fog filter is attached to the lens. Softens the
image and gives it a “fantasy” look.
TWILIGHT
Twilight
Twilight
Dusk, twilight scenery, fireworks, etc., look more
natural and dramatic. The following happens when
Twilight mode is selected:
•Auto gain control is turned off.
•White Balance is set to “
” (FINE day mode),
but can also be manually changed to another
mode (Z pg. 30).
•Auto Focus becomes available only in the range of
10 m to infinity. To focus when the subject-tocamera distance is less than 10 m, use manual
focusing (Z pg. 29).
NEGA POSI mode
RECORDING
SPORTS
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RECORDING Advanced Features (cont.)
EN
Date/Time Insert
The feature allows you to display the date and time on the
LCD monitor, in the viewfinder, or on a connected colour
monitor, as well as to record them manually or automatically.
1 SELECT OPERATION MODE
2 ACCESS MENU SCREEN
3 ACCESS “DATE/TIME DISP.” MENU
Set the Power Switch to “PRO.”.
Press the Select Dial to display the Menu Screen.
Move the highlight bar to “DATE/TIME DISP.” by
rotating the Select Dial while in Record-Standby.
Then press it to display the DATE/TIME DISP. Menu.
Power Switch
Select Dial
Display
FOCUS
AUTO
EXPOSURE
AUTO
WIDE
OFF
S.LX
OFF
TITLE
DATE TIME DISP.
Menu Screen
4 SELECT THE DESIRED MODE
Move the highlight bar to the desired mode by
rotating the Select Dial, then press it. The desired
mode is activated.
•You should have already performed the Date/Time
Setting procedure (Z pg. 7). If you haven’t, do so
first.
5 CLOSE MENU SCREEN
4RETURN
DATE TIME DISP.
AUTO DATE
DATE
TIME
DATE&TIME
OFF
DATE/TIME DISP.
Menu
The Menu Screen reappears with the highlight bar on
“RETURN”. Then press the Select Dial to close the
Menu Screen.
NOTES:
DISPLAY
● The selected display can be recorded.
● If you do not want to record the display, select the OFF
mode before shooting.
EXIT
AUTO DATE
FOCUS
AUTO
EXPOSURE
AUTO
WIDE
OFF
S.LX
OFF
TITLE
DATE TIME DISP.
4RETURN
25. 12. 99
AUTO DATE
25 . 12 . 99
(DATE)
22 : 50 : 00
(TIME)
22 : 50 : 00
25 . 12 . 99
(DATE&TIME)
OFF
(No indication)
● Your camcorder automatically records the date for about
5 seconds after recording is initiated in the following
situations:
• After changing the date.
• After loading a cassette.
• After Auto Date Record mode is selected by rotating
the Select Dial.
● In this mode, the date is replaced after 5 seconds with
“AUTO DATE” but this is not recorded.
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Instant Titles
The camcorder has eight preset titles in memory. You can
superimpose one of them above a previously stored title as
shown in the illustration on left.
1 SELECT OPERATION MODE
2 ACCESS MENU SCREEN
3 ACCESS “TITLE” MENU
Set the Power Switch to “PRO.”.
Press the Select Dial to display the Menu Screen.
4 SELECT THE DESIRED MODE
Select Dial
Power Switch
•If you wish to make the title indication disappear,
select “OFF”.
Display
Menu Screen
FOCUS
AUTO
EXPOSURE
AUTO
WIDE
OFF
S.LX
OFF
TITLE
DATE TIME DISP.
FOCUS
AUTO
EXPOSURE
AUTO
WIDE
OFF
S.LX
OFF
TITLE
DATE TIME DISP.
4RETURN
CONGRATULATIONS
5 CLOSE MENU SCREEN
The Menu Screen reappears with the highlight bar on
“RETURN”. Then press the Select Dial to close the
Menu Screen.
4RETURN
TITLE
OFF
HAPPY BIRTHDAY
HAPPY HOLIDAYS
OUR FAMILY
MOVIE STAR
PARTY TIME
MERRY CHRISTMAS
WEDDING DAY
CONGRATULATIONS
EXIT
Move the highlight bar to the desired mode by
rotating the Select Dial, then press it. The desired
mode is activated.
TITLE Menu
RECORDING
Move the highlight bar to “TITLE” by rotating the
Select Dial while in Record-Standby. Then press it to
display the TITLE Menu.
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RECORDING Advanced Features (cont.)
EN
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.
Select Dial
1 SELECT OPERATION MODE
2 ACCESS MENU SCREEN
Turn the Power Switch to “PRO.”.
MENU Button
Display
(ex. Menu Screen available
using the MENU Button)
Menu Screen 1
4NEXT
M .W. B .
D . ZOOM
TELE MACRO
DATE TIME
TAPE LENGTH
AUTO
ON
OFF
3 SELECT FUNCTION
T45
Rotate the Select Dial to place the highlight bar on
the desired function.
4RETURN
Menu Screen 2
4BACK
REC. TIME
INT. TIME
TALLY LAMP
JLIP ID NO
DEMO MODE
Menu access depends on the function you select.
If you select the functions from the “Menu Screen
Available Using The Select Dial” described on
pg. 25 . . .
.... press the Select Dial. The Menu Screen appears.
If you select the functions from the “Menu Screen
Available Using The MENU Button” described on
pg. 25 and 26 . . .
.... press MENU. The Menu Screen appears.
OFF
OFF
ON
06
OFF
• To go from Menu Screen 1 to Menu Screen 2, rotate the
Select Dial to “NEXT” and press it. To go back to Menu
Screen 1 from Menu Screen 2, rotate the Select Dial to
“BACK”, and press it.
• If the setting you want cannot be found in the Menu
Screen, place the highlight bar on “RETURN”, then go
to step 6.
4 MAKE SETTING
4RETURN
REC TIME
OFF
1/4S
1/2S
1S
5S
Setting Menu
(ex. REC TIME)
Press the Select Dial. The setting procedure depends
on the function you select.
If you select “FOCUS”, “EXPOSURE”, “TITLE”,
“DATE/TIME DISP.” or “DATE/ TIME” . . .
.... see respective pages (FOCUS: Z pg. 28, 29,
EXPOSURE: Z pg. 27, TITLE: Z pg. 23,
DATE/TIME DISP.: Z pg. 22, DATE/TIME: Z pg. 7).
If you select “WIDE”, “D.ZOOM”, “TELE MACRO”
or “DEMO MODE” . . .
.... the selected function’s parameter starts blinking.
Rotate the Select Dial until the desired parameter
appears. Go to step 5.
EXIT
4BACK
REC. TIME
INT. TIME
TALLY LAMP
JLIP ID NO
DEMO MODE
If you select “JLIP ID NO.” . . .
1S
OFF
ON
06
OFF
.... press the Select Dial so that the number blinks, then
rotate it until the desired number appears, and press
it. Then rotate the Select Dial to move the highlight
bar to “EXIT”.
If you select any other functions . . .
4RETURN
Normal Screen
NOTE:
No menu functions except “FOCUS” and
“EXPOSURE” are available while in the Record
mode.
.... rotate the Select Dial to move the highlight bar to the
desired setting.
• If you decide you want to return to the previous
setting, rotate the Select Dial to move the highlight
bar to “EXIT”.
5 END SETTING
6 CLOSE MENU SCREEN
Press the Select Dial. The Menu Screen reappears
with the highlight bar on “RETURN”.
Press the Select Dial. The normal screen reappears.
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MENU SCREEN EXPLANATIONS
FOCUS
EXPOSURE
WIDE
S.LX
AUTO
Adjusts focus automatically.
MANU
Allows you to adjust focus manually (Z pg. 28, 29).
AUTO
Adjusts exposure automatically.
MANU
Allows you to adjust exposure manually (Z pg. 27).
OFF
Does not display black bars.
ON
Allows you to record black bars at the top and bottom of the screen
to produce a cinema-like “wide-screen” effect.
MAX
To record a subject in a darkly lit environment, it is more
convenient to shoot the subject with a brighter image even if the
picture becomes slightly coarse.
NORMAL
To record a subject in a dimly lit environment, when it is more
convenient to shoot with a less coarse picture although the
subject becomes slightly dark.
OFF
Allows you to shoot dark scenes with no picture brightness
adjustment.
TITLE
Allows you to superimpose one of eight preset titles (Z pg. 23).
DATE/TIME DISP.
Makes the date/time settings appear in the camcorder or on a connected monitor
(Z pg. 22).
Menu Screen Available Using The MENU Button
This Menu Screen cannot be accessed while recording.
M.W.B.
AUTO
: FINE
: CLOUD
: HALOGEN
MWB
D. ZOOM
TELE MACRO
This camcorder’s Automatic Colour Temperature system senses
the colour temperature of the ambient lighting for automatic
white balance adjustment. However, precise colour adjustment
is not possible under the following conditions:
• When an object is in various shades of the same colour.
• When a predominantly red or brown object is being shot outdoors.
In these cases, use the camcorder’s built-in preset filters for
white balance adjustment (Z pg. 30, 31).
ON
Allows you to use the Digital Zoom. By digitally processing and
magnifying images, zooming is possible from 16 times (the optical
zoom limit), to a maximum of 50 times digital magnification.
OFF
Digital Zoom is not available. Only optical zoom (maximum
16x magnification) can function. When set to “OFF” during
Digital Zoom, zoom magnification changes to 16x.
OFF
Usually the distance to a subject where the lens is in focus
depends on the zoom magnification. Unless there is a distance of
more than 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.
ON
: Factory-preset
CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE
RECORDING
Menu Screen Available Using The Select Dial
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RECORDING Advanced Features (cont.)
EN
Menu Screen Available Using The MENU Button (cont.)
DATE/TIME
Allows you to set the current date and time (Z pg. 7).
TAPE LENGTH
Allows you to set the tape length depending on the tape used (Z pg. 8).
REC TIME
This feature allows you to set the parameters for Animation and Time-Lapse
recording (Z pg. 33).
INT. TIME
This feature allows you to set the parameters for Self-Timer (Z pg. 32) and TimeLapse recording (Z pg. 32, 33).
TALLY LAMP
OFF
The tally lamp remains off at all times.
ON
The tally lamp comes on to signal the start of recording.
JLIP ID NO.
This number is necessary when connecting the camcorder to a device such as a computer
using the J terminal (JLIP). The numbers range from 01 to 99. Factory setting is 06.
DEMO MODE
OFF
Automatic demonstration will not take place.
ON
Demonstrates certain functions such as Fade/Wipe, etc. When
“DEMO MODE” is set to “ON” and the Menu Screen is closed,
the demonstration starts.
NOTES:
● When a tape whose Erase Protection tab is in the position that
allows recording is loaded in the camcorder, demonstration is
not available.
● By turning off the camcorder or inserting a tape whose Erase
Protection tab is in the position that allows recording into it,
“DEMO MODE” is set to “OFF” automatically.
● During the demonstration, all functions except zoom are
disabled.
: Factory-preset
EN
27
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
2 ACCESS MENU SCREEN
3 ACCESS “EXPOSURE” MENU
Set the Power Switch to “PRO.”.
Press the Select Dial to display the Menu Screen.
4 ACCESS MANUAL EXPOSURE
Rotate the Select Dial to move the highlight bar to
“MANU”, then press it. “00” (exposure control level
counter) appears.
Select Dial
Power Switch
5 ADJUST EXPOSURE
To brighten the image . . .
.... rotate the Select Dial upward. The exposure
control level counter increases (maximum +06).
Go to step 6.
To darken the image . . .
.... rotate the Select Dial downward. The exposure
control level counter decreases (maximum –06).
Go to step 6.
Display
Menu Screen
FOCUS
AUTO
EXPOSURE
AUTO
WIDE
OFF
S.LX
OFF
TITLE
DATE TIME DISP.
4RETURN
EXPOSURE
6 END ADJUSTMENT OF EXPOSURE
Press the Select Dial. The Menu Screen reappears
with the highlight bar on “RETURN”.
EXPOSURE Menu
AUTO
MANU
7 CLOSE MENU SCREEN
Press the Select Dial. The Menu Screen disappears
and the exposure control level counter reappers to
indicate the exposure is adjusted.
EXIT
NOTES:
00
● To return to the factory setting, select “AUTO” in step 4.
● To re-adjust exposure, repeat the procedure from step 2.
Manual Exposure
Screen
Exposure control
level counter
To brighten the image
–06
–06
+06
To darken the image
RECORDING
Rotate the Select Dial to move the highlight bar to
“EXPOSURE” and press it.
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RECORDING Advanced Features (cont.)
EN
Focus detection zone
Focusing
AUTO FOCUS
The camcorder’s Full Range AF system offers continuous
shooting ability from close-up to infinity. However, correct
focus may not be obtainable in the situations listed below
(in these cases use manual focusing):
•When two subjects overlap in the same scene.
•When illumination is low.*
•When the subject has no contrast (difference in brightness and darkness), such as a flat, one-colour wall, or a
clear, blue sky.*
•When a dark object is barely visible in the viewfinder.*
•When the scene contains minute patterns or identical
patterns that are regularly repeated.
•When the scene is affected by sunbeams or light
reflecting off the surface of a body of water.
•When shooting a scene with a high-contrast background.
* The low-contrast warning “
” appears.
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. 16). 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. 25) is activated, the
camcorder will not zoom out automatically.
EN
29
MANUAL FOCUS
NOTE:
You should already have made the necessary viewfinder
adjustments (Z pg. 10). If you haven’t, do so before
continuing.
1 SELECT OPERATION MODE
2 ACCESS MENU SCREEN
3 ACCESS “FOCUS” MENU
Set the Power Switch to “PRO.”.
Press the Select Dial to display the Menu Screen.
4 ACCESS MANUAL FOCUS
Select Dial
Power Switch
Display
FOCUS
AUTO
EXPOSURE
AUTO
WIDE
OFF
S.LX
OFF
TITLE
DATE TIME DISP.
Menu Screen
4RETURN
FOCUS
Rotate the Select Dial to move the highlight bar to
“MANU”, then press it. “ ” and “ ” appear. The
focus is locked at this point.
5 ADJUST FOCUS
To farther subject . . .
.... rotate the Select Dial upward. “ ” appears and
blinks.
Go to step 6.
To nearer subject . . .
.... rotate the Select Dial downward. “ ” appears
and blinks.
Go to step 6.
AUTO
MANU
6 END ADJUSTMENT OF FOCUS
EXIT
7 CLOSE MENU SCREEN
FOCUS Menu
Press the Select Dial. The Menu Screen reappears
with the highlight bar on “RETURN”.
Press the Select Dial. The Menu Screen disppears and
“
” reappears to indicate the focus is locked.
Manual Focus Screen
NOTES:
● To return to Auto Focus, select “AUTO” in step 4.
● To re-adjust Manual Focus, repeat the procedure from
step 2.
● Be sure to focus the lens in the maximum telephoto
position when you use the Manual Focus mode. If you
focus in on a certain subject in the wide-angle position,
sharply focused images cannot be obtained when
zoomed in because the depth-of-field is reduced at
longer focal lengths.
● When the focus level cannot be adjusted any farther or
closer, “ ” or “ ” will blink.
RECORDING
Move the highlight bar to “FOCUS” by rotating the
Select Dial, then press it.
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RECORDING Advanced Features (cont.)
EN
White Balance Adjustment
A term that refers to the correctness of colour reproduction
under various lighting. If the white balance is correct, all
other colours will be accurately reproduced.
The white balance is usually adjusted automatically.
However, the more advanced camcorder operator would
prefer to control this function manually and achieve a
more professional colour/tint reproduction.
1 SELECT OPERATION MODE
2 ACCESS MENU SCREEN
WHITE BALANCE
3 ACCESS
ADJUSTMENT
Set the Power Switch to “PRO.”.
MENU Button
Press MENU. The Menu Screen appears.
Move the highlight bar to “M.W.B.” by rotating the
Select Dial, then press it. The Menu Screen disappears and the “M.W.B.” Menu appears.
Select Dial
Power Switch
Move the highlight bar to the required white balance
by rotating the Select Dial.
Display
Menu Screen
4NEXT
M .W. B .
D . ZOOM
TELE MACRO
DATE TIME
TAPE LENGTH
AUTO
ON
OFF
T45
4RETURN
M.W.B.
AUTO
: FINE
: CLOUD
: HALOGEN
MWB
EXIT
4 SET FUNCTION PARAMETERS
M.W.B. Menu
“AUTO”
The white balance is adjusted automatically. This is
the factory preset position.
“
: FINE”
When shooting outdoors on a sunny day.
“
: CLOUD”
When shooting outdoors on a cloudy day.
: HALOGEN”
“
When using a video light or other similar type of
lighting.
“MWB”
When shooting with the white balance already
having been set on the subject (Z pg. 31).
5 CLOSE MENU SCREEN
Press the Select Dial.
The Menu Screen reappears with the highlight bar on
“RETURN”. Press the Select Dial again to close the
Menu Screen.
To Return To Automatic White Balance . . .
.... select “AUTO” in step 4. Or set the Power Switch to
“AUTO”.
NOTE:
White balance cannot be used when Sepia ( Z pg. 21) is
activated.
EN
White paper
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Manual White Balance Operation
If the camcorder is operating in PRO. mode, 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. 30), and select “MWB”.
2 SET MANUAL WHITE BALANCE
3 ENTER SETTING
Press the Select Dial until “MWB” begins blinking.
•When the setting is completed, “MWB” stops
blinking, and the Menu Screen reappears with the
highlight bar on “RETURN”.
Select Dial
Power Switch
Display
4NEXT
M .W. B .
D . ZOOM
TELE MACRO
DATE TIME
TAPE LENGTH
Menu Screen
AUTO
ON
OFF
M.W.B.
EXIT
Press the Select Dial again to close the Menu Screen.
To Change The Tint For Recording . . .
.... in step 2, substitute coloured paper for white. The
white balance is adjusted based on the colour,
changing the tint. Red paper — deeper green; blue
paper — orange; yellow paper — deeper purple.
NOTES:
T45
4RETURN
AUTO
: FINE
: CLOUD
: HALOGEN
MWB
4 CLOSE MENU SCREEN
M.W.B. Menu
● 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. 29).
● 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.
RECORDING
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.
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RECORDING Advanced Features (cont.)
EN
Self-Timer
You can set the delay between pressing the Recording
Start/Stop button and the actual start of recording. If you
secure the camcorder, you (or whoever is operating the
camcorder) can enter the scene before recording starts.
NOTE:
Make sure the Power Switch is set to “PRO.” and the
camcorder is in the Record-Standby mode before
performing the following steps.
1 ACCESS MENU SCREEN
2 ACCESS “INT. TIME” MENU
MENU Button
Press MENU.
Rotate the Select Dial to move the highlight bar to
“NEXT” in Menu Screen 1 and press it to display
Menu Screen 2. Then, move the highlight bar to “INT.
TIME” and press it.
Select Dial
Recording Start/Stop
Button
Display
4NEXT
M .W. B .
D . ZOOM
TELE MACRO
DATE TIME
TAPE LENGTH
AUTO
ON
OFF
Menu Screen 1
REC. TIME
INT. TIME
TALLY LAMP
JLIP ID NO
DEMO MODE
4 CLOSE MENU SCREEN
5 START DELAYED RECORDING
Press the Recording Start/Stop Button. When the
selected time has elapsed, recording begins automatically.
OFF
OFF
ON
06
OFF
Menu Screen 2
4RETURN
INT. TIME
REC TIME
OFF
15S
30S
1 MIN
5 MIN
OFF
1 4S
1 2S
1 S
5 S
EXIT
EXIT
INT. TIME Menu
REC TIME Menu
INT. TIME indicator
15S
1S
Rotate the Select Dial to move the highlight bar to the
desired time, then press it. The Menu Screen
reappears with the highlight bar on “RETURN”.
Press the Select Dial.
T45
4RETURN
4BACK
3 SET INTERVAL TIME
REC TIME indicator
INT. TIME and REC TIME indications on the normal
screen
To Cancel Self-Timer . . .
.... Before the recording begins, press the Recording Start/
Stop Button to display “
”, then set “INT.
TIME” in the Menu Screen to “OFF”.
EN
33
Animation
Time-Lapse
You can give stationary scenes or objects an illusion
of movement. This function allows you to shoot a
series of pictures, each slightly different, of the same
object for a brief period of time.
You can record sequentially at preset time spans.
Leaving the camcorder aimed at a specific subject,
you can record subtle changes over an extended
period of time.
NOTE:
NOTE:
Before performing the following steps, make sure
that:
● The Power Switch is set to “PRO.”.
● The camcorder is in the Record-Standby mode.
Before performing the following steps, make sure
that:
● The Power Switch is set to “PRO.”.
● The camcorder is in the Record-Standby mode.
1 ACCESS MENU SCREEN
2 SET RECORDING TIME
1 ACCESS MENU SCREEN
INTERVAL BETWEEN
2 SET
RECORDINGS
3
3 SET RECORDING TIME
Rotate the Select Dial to move the highlight bar
to “NEXT” in Menu Screen 1 and press it to
display Menu Screen 2. Then, move the
highlight bar to “REC TIME” and press it. The
REC TIME Menu appears. Rotate the Select Dial
to move the highlight bar to the desired time,
then press it. The Menu Screen reappears with
the highlight bar on “RETURN”. Press the Select
Dial again to close the Menu Screen.
START RECORDING
Press the Recording Start/Stop Button after
focusing on the subject. The recording stops
automatically after the selected period of time.
4 ASSEMBLE SERIES OF PICTURES
Repeat step 3 for the desired number of
pictures.
5 RELEASE ANIMATION MODE
Set “REC TIME” in the Menu screen to “OFF”.
NOTES:
● For best results, make sure the camcorder is
secured when shooting in Animation or TimeLapse mode.
● Fade- or wipe-in/out cannot be performed during
Animation or Time-Lapse shooting.
● Before performing other operations following
Animation or Time-Lapse recording, make sure
the Animation or Time-Lapse mode is deactivated.
● Self-Timer, Animation and Time-Lapse are
canceled when the power is shut off or when the
cassette is ejected.
Press MENU.
Rotate the Select Dial to move the highlight bar
to “NEXT” in Menu Screen 1 and press it to
display Menu Screen 2. Then, move the
highlight bar to “INT. TIME” and press it. The
INT. TIME Menu appears. Rotate the Select Dial
to move the highlight bar to the desired time,
then press it. The Menu Screen reappears.
Rotate the Select Dial to move the highlight bar
to “REC TIME”, then press it. The REC TIME
Menu appears. Rotate the Select Dial to move
the highlight bar to the desired time, then press
it. The Menu Screen reappears with the
highlight bar on “RETURN”. Press the Select
Dial again to close the Menu Screen.
4 START TIME-LAPSE RECORDING
Press the Recording Start/Stop Button. Recording
and intervals alternate automatically.
5 RELEASE TIME-LAPSE MODE
To release when “
” is displayed, set
“REC TIME” and “INT. TIME” in the Menu
Screen to “OFF”. To release when
“
” and “
” are not displayed,
press the Recording Start/Stop Button to display
“
”, then set “REC TIME” and “INT.
TIME” in the Menu Screen to “OFF”.
RECORDING
Press MENU.
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PLAYBACK Basic Playback
EN
REW (2) Button
FF (3) Button
PLAY/PAUSE (4/6)
Button
STOP (5) Button
1 LOAD A CASSETTE
First open the LCD monitor to an angle of over 60
degrees. Slide EJECT to open the cassette holder, then
insert the cassette with the label facing out. Press
PUSH to ensure the holder is closed and locked.
2 SELECT MODE
Make sure the LCD monitor is fully open, then set the
Power Switch to “PLAY”. The power lamp lights.
3 PLAY BACK
Press PLAY/PAUSE (4/6). The playback picture
appears.
4 STOP PLAYBACK
Press STOP (5).
Rewind or Fast-Forward the tape
Press REW (2) to rewind, or FF (3) to fast-forward the
tape during Stop mode.
EJECT Switch
NOTES:
Power lamp
Power Switch
LCD Monitor in Retracted Position
Battery pack remaining power indicator
Tape counter
4
S ET
M 1 : 23 : 45
AT
TAPE END
VOLUNE
LCD monitor/viewfinder
indications
Tape running
indicator
4 : Playback
3 : Fast-Forward/
Forward Search
2 : Rewind/Reverse
Search
6 : Still Playback
● The camcorder shuts off automatically after about 5
minutes in Stop mode. To turn on again, set the Power
Switch to “POWER OFF”, then to “PLAY”.
● When the Power Switch is set to “PLAY” and the LCD
monitor is opened at an angle of 60 degrees or more, the
LCD monitor switches on and the viewfinder switches
off automatically to save power.
● The playback picture can also be viewed in the
viewfinder (with the LCD monitor shut) or on a
connected TV ( Z pg. 38, 39). 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.
● If a blank portion on the tape is played back, the screen
may become black. This is not a malfunction.
PLAYBACK Features
Power Zoom Lever
EN
35
Adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor
To brighten the image, turn the BRIGHT Dial towards “+”.
To darken the image, turn the Dial towards “–”.
Speaker Volume Control
You can adjust the speaker volume by pushing the Power
Zoom Lever.
1 ADJUST VOLUME
If you want to turn up the volume . . .
.... push the Power Zoom Lever towards “T”.
If you want to turn down the volume . . .
.... push the Power Zoom Lever towards “W”.
BRIGHT Dial
Tracking
P.AE Button
EFFECT Button
Display
This function can be used to eliminate noise bars that
appear on-screen during playback. Initial setting is Auto
Tracking. Manual Tracking is also available.
1 ACTIVATE MANUAL TRACKING
Press P.AE and EFFECT simultaneously. Then, press
P.AE or EFFECT as many times as necessary until the
noise bars disappear.
•To return to Auto Tracking, press P.AE and EFFECT
simultaneously. “AT” blinks. When Auto Tracking
finishes, the indication disappears.
NOTES:
BRIGHT
BRIGHT
VOLUME
● When noise bars appear during playback, the
camcorder enters the Auto Tracking mode and “AT” is
displayed.
● Manual Tracking may not work with tapes recorded on
other VCRs or camcorders.
PLAYBACK
Speaker
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PLAYBACK Features (cont.)
EN
Power Switch
FEATURE: Still Playback
PURPOSE:
To pause during playback.
OPERATION:
1) Press PLAY/PAUSE (4/6) during playback.
2) To resume normal playback, press PLAY/PAUSE
(4/6) again.
NOTE:
Noise bars appear and pictures may become
monochrome during Still Playback. This is normal.
FEATURE: Shuttle Search
PURPOSE:
To allow high-speed search in either direction.
OPERATION:
REW (2) Button
FF (3) Button
PLAY/PAUSE (4/6)
Button
STOP (5) Button
COUNTER R/M Button
1) Press FF (3) to search forward or press REW (2)
to reverse during playback.
2) To resume normal playback, press PLAY/PAUSE
(4/6).
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.
● Noise bars appear and pictures may become
monochrome or darken during Shuttle Search. This
is normal.
FEATURE: Counter Memory Function
PURPOSE:
To make it easier to locate a specific tape segment.
OPERATION:
1) Press COUNTER R/M and hold for more than 1
second. The counter resets to “0:00:00”.
2) Press COUNTER R/M for less than 1 second. “M”
appears.
3) After recording or playback, press STOP (5), then
REW (2). The tape automatically stops at or close
to 0:00:00.
4) Press PLAY/PAUSE (4/6) to start playback.
NOTES:
● The counter memory functions in the Fast-Forward
and Rewind modes.
● To disable the Counter Memory Function, press
COUNTER R/M for less than 1 second so that “M”
disappears.
PLAYBACK Using The Cassette Adapter
EN
37
Cassette Adapter
Use this to play back a VHS-C video cassette recorded
with this camcorder on a VHS VCR. It is fully compatible
with any VHS video cassette recorder. The C-P7U adapter
is battery powered and automatically performs tape
loading and unloading.
1 INSERT BATTERY
Slide the battery cover up to remove it, and install
one “R6(AA)” size battery as shown in the
illustration on left, then reattach the cover.
VCR
2 INSERT CASSETTE IN ADAPTER
Compartment door
Slide the latch to open the adapter compartment
door, then insert the cassette and close the
compartment door.
3 PLAY BACK ON CONNECTED VCR
4 REMOVE CASSETTE FROM ADAPTER
Slide the latch and the compartment door opens
automatically. This may take around 10 seconds. Do
not attempt to force the adapter open. Then, insert
your finger in the hole on the underside of the
adapter as shown in the illustration at left, and push
up and remove the cassette.
Sliding latch
Compact video cassette
Reels
Recording safety hole
NOTES:
● During tape loading and unloading, do not touch the
reels for safety and tape protection.
● During special-effect playback (slow motion, still frame,
etc.), the picture may vibrate or noise bars may appear
on the screen.
● To record on a VCR using a compact cassette and the
adapter, cover the adapter’s recording safety hole with
adhesive tape.
PLAYBACK
Load the cassette adapter into the VCR and play the
tape back as you would any other.
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PLAYBACK Basic Connections And Tape Dubbing
EN
These are some basic types of connections. When making connections, refer also to your VCR and TV
instruction manuals.
A. Connections
Connection to a TV or VCR equipped with an S-VIDEO
Basic
Use the provided Video and Audio cables.
To Video
Output
TV
Video cable (provided)
To AUDIO and
VIDEO IN connectors
To Audio
Output
To TV or VCR
VCR
Audio cable (provided)
If your TV/VCR has the SCART connector,
use the provided cable adapter.
Connector cover*
A. Connection
to a TV or VCR equipped with an S-VIDEO
Connection
For Tape Dubbing
Use the provided Video and Audio cables.
Power Switch
TV
PLAY/PAUSE (4/6) Button
To Video
Output
Video cable (provided)
To AUDIO and
VIDEO IN connectors
Connector cover*
To Audio
Output
VCR (Recording deck)
Audio cable (provided)
If your TV/VCR has the SCART connector,
use the provided cable adapter.
* When connecting the cables, open this cover.
EN
Basic Connections
39
Tape Dubbing
1 CONFIRM POWER-OFF STATUS
1 CONNECT EQUIPMENT
CAMCORDER TO TV OR
2 CONNECT
VCR
2 PREPARE FOR DUBBING
Make sure the camcorder’s power is off.
Following the illustration on pg. 38, connect the
camcorder and the VCR.
Pull out the connector cover and open it.
Connect as shown in the illustration (Z pg. 38).
Set the camcorder’s Power Switch to “PLAY”,
turn on the VCR’s power, and insert the
appropriate cassettes in the camcorder and the
VCR.
3
CONNECT VCR OUTPUT TO TV
INPUT
Refer to your VCR’s instruction manual.
4
5 SELECT MODE
SUPPLY POWER
Turn on the camcorder, the VCR and the TV.
Set the VCR to its AUX input mode, and set the
TV to its VIDEO mode.
NOTES:
● It is recommended to use the AC Power Adapter/
Charger as the power supply instead of the battery
pack ( Z pg. 5).
● To monitor the picture and sound from the
camcorder without inserting a tape, set the
camcorder’s Power Switch to “CAMERA” (“AUTO”
or “PRO.”), then set your TV to the appropriate
input mode.
● Make sure you adjust the TV sound volume to its
minimum level to avoid a sudden burst of sound
when the camcorder is turned on.
● If you have a TV or speakers that are not specially
shielded, do not place the speakers adjacent to the
TV as interference will occur in the camcorder
playback picture.
3 SELECT VCR MODE
Engage the VCR’s AUX and Record-Pause
modes.
4 FIND EDIT-IN POINT
Engage the camcorder’s Play mode to find a spot
just before the edit-in point. Once it is reached,
press PLAY/PAUSE (4/6) on the camcorder.
5 START EDITING
Press PLAY/PAUSE (4/6) 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 (4/6) on the camcorder.
7 EDIT MORE SEGMENTS
Repeat steps 4 through 6 for additional editing,
then stop the VCR and camcorder when
finished.
PLAYBACK
If using a VCR . . . go to step 3.
If not . . . go to step 4.
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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. The RM-V700U remote control unit
(provided) makes additional recording functions possible.
1
A
2
1
3
Lock hole
Installing The Battery
B
The remote control uses one lithium battery
(CR2025).
2
1
1
1 PULL OUT BATTERY HOLDER
3
: Pull out the battery holder while sliding
the lock hole.
: Pinch the release tab and pull out the
battery holder.
Release tab
1
2 INSERT BATTERY IN HOLDER
2
Insert the battery in the holder, and be sure to
have the “+” mark visible.
0
3
•Read the caution concerning lithium batteries
(Z pg. 2).
#
6
9
Slide the holder back in until you hear a click.
@
5
7
3 RE-INSERT HOLDER
!
4
%
8
$
^
&
RM-V700U (provided)
Functions
Buttons
1 PAUSE IN Connector
2 Infrared beam
With the camcorder’s Power Switch set
to “CAMERA”, “AUTO” or “PRO.”.
—
With the camcorder’s Power Switch set
to “PLAY”.
Z pg. 43
Transmits the beam signal.
transmitting window
3 MBR SET Button
4 INT. TIME Button
5 REC TIME Button
6 FF Button
7 REW Button
8 PAUSE Button
9 PLAY Button
0 START/STOP Button
! VISS Button
@ ZOOM (T/W) Buttons
# VCR CTL Button
$ A.DUB Button
% STOP Button
^ INSERT Button
& R.A.EDIT Buttons
—
Z pg. 42
Self-Timer/Time-Lapse (Z pg. 41)
—
Animation/Time-Lapse (Z pg. 41)
—
Retake (forward) (Z pg. 16)
Fast-Forward, Forward Shuttle Search
(Z pg. 34, 36)
Retake (rewind) (Z pg. 16)
Quick Review (Z pg. 17)
Rewind, Reverse Shuttle Search
(Z pg. 34, 36)
—
Pause (Z pg. 36)
—
Playback start (Z pg. 34)
Functions same as the Recording Start/Stop button on the camcorder.
Ineffective
Zoom in/out (Z pg. 16)
—
—
Z pg. 42
—
Audio dubbing (Z pg. 47)
—
Stop (Z pg. 34)
—
Insert Editing (Z pg. 46)
—
Z pg. 44
EN
41
FEATURE: Self-Timer, Animation and
Transmitted beam
effective area
Time-Lapse
PURPOSE:
The remote control lets you set/release Interval Timer
and Rec Time functions without using the Menu
Screen.
Remote sensor
When using the remote control, be sure to point it at
the remote sensor. The illustration shows the
approximate transmitted beam effective area for
indoor use.
The transmitted beam may not be effective or may
cause incorrect operation outdoors or when the
remote sensor is directly exposed to sunlight or
powerful lighting.
Interval timer indicator
1MIN
1 2S
INDEX
Rec time indicator
Remote sensor
OPERATION:
Self-Timer
1) Set
Instead of performing steps 1 through 4 on pg. 32
(“Self-Timer”), press INT. TIME on the remote control.
Each time INT. TIME is pressed, the Interval Timer
indicator appears, changing in the following order:
15S, 30S, 1MIN, 5MIN and No indication (off).
2) Release
Instead of setting “INT. TIME” to “OFF” in the Menu,
press INT. TIME on the remote control until the
Interval Timer indicator disappears.
Animation
1) Set
Instead of performing steps 1 and 2 on pg. 33
(“Animation”), press REC TIME on the remote
control. Each time REC TIME is pressed, the Rec
Time indicator appears, changing in the following
order: 1/4S, 1/2S, 1S, 5S and No indication (off).
2) Release
Instead of using the Menu in step 5 on pg. 33, press
REC TIME on the remote control until the Rec Time
indicator disappears.
Time-Lapse
1) Set
Instead of performing steps 1 through 3 on pg. 33
(“Time-Lapse”), press INT. TIME and REC TIME on
the remote control. Each time INT. TIME is pressed,
the Interval Timer indicator appears, changing in the
following order: 15S, 30S, 1MIN, 5MIN and No
indication (off). Each time REC TIME is pressed, the
Rec Time indicator appears, changing in the
following order: 1/4S, 1/2S, 1S, 5S and No indication
(off).
2) Release
Instead of using the Menu in step 5 on pg. 33, press
INT. TIME and REC TIME on the remote control until
the indicators disappear.
NOTE:
Also refer to pgs. 32 and 33.
START/STOP
INT. TIME
REC TIME
RM-V700U
(provided)
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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-V700U MBR
(Multi-Brand Remote, Z pg. 40) 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-V700U
(Z pg. 40).
VCR (Recording deck)
SET REMOTE/VCR CODE
MBR SET
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
VCR CTL
0
RM-V700U (provided)
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
VCR BRAND
NAME
1 SET REMOTE TO OPERATE VCR
BUTTONS
(A) (B)
AKAI
6 2
6 4
7 7
BLAUPUNKT
1 3
FERGUSON
9 7
9 8
3 2
GRUNDIG
1 4
3 4
HITACHI
6 6
6 3
JVC A
B
C
9 1
9 6
9 3
MITSUBISHI
6 7
6 8
NEC
3 7
3 8
PANASONIC
1
1
1
9
1
3
7
1
4
8
VCR BRAND
NAME
PHILIPS
SANYO
SELECO,
REX
SHARP
SONY
THOMSON,
TELEFUNKEN,
SABA,
NORDMENDE
TOSHIBA
BUTTONS
(A) (B)
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 VCR CTL, 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 VCR CTL 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
and reset the VCR brand.
EN
43
MAKE CONNECTIONS
TO . . .
1 CONNECT
JVC VCR EQUIPPED WITH REMOTE
PAUSE TERMINAL
Connect the editing cable to the Remote PAUSE
terminal.
Open
the cover.
Open the cover.
To J terminal
(JLIP)
To Audio
Output
To Video
Output
JVC VCR NOT EQUIPPED WITH REMOTE
PAUSE TERMINAL BUT EQUIPPED WITH
R.A. EDIT CONNECTOR
Connect the editing cable to the R.A.EDIT
connector.
VCR OTHER THAN TYPE
OR
Connect the editing cable to the RM-V700U’s
PAUSE-IN connector.
Audio cable
(provided)
Video cable
(provided)
Editing cable
(provided, ø3.5
mini-plug cable)
2 PREPARE CAMCORDER
Insert a recorded tape, and set the Power Switch to
“PLAY”.
3 PREPARE VCR
Turn the power on, insert a recordable tape and
engage the AUX mode (refer to the VCR’s instructions).
To AUDIO
and VIDEO IN
connectors
If your TV/VCR has the
SCART connector, use the
provided cable adapter.
To Remote
PAUSE
VCR
To PAUSE-IN
TV
RM-V700U
(provided)
CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE
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USING THE REMOTE CONTROL UNIT (cont.)
EN
SELECT SCENES
Remote sensor
4 START SOURCE PLAYBACK
Press PLAY, then press ON/OFF on the remote
control. Make sure to point the remote control at the
camcorder’s remote sensor.
•The R.A.Edit counter display appears.
5 REGISTER BEGINNING OF SCENE
Press REW or FF to locate the beginning of the scene
you want, then press IN/OUT to register that point.
•The data appears under “IN” on the display.
6 REGISTER END OF SCENE
Press REW or FF to locate the end of the scene and
press IN/OUT to register it.
Power Switch
FF
REW
PAUSE
CANCEL
ON/OFF
PLAY
IN/OUT
RM-V700U
(provided)
IN
0:00:25
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
COUNTER
TOTAL
OUT
- - :- - :- -
0:00:25
0:00:00
OUT
IN
0:01:05
0:00:25
1
0:03:31
0:03:18
2
0:02:53
0:02:33
3
- - :- - :- 0:04:11
4
5
6
7
8
COUNTER
0:04:11
TOTAL
0:01:13
•The data appears under “OUT” on the display.
•The total time of the registered scene(s) is displayed
at the bottom of the screen.
7 REGISTER ADDITIONAL SCENES
Repeat steps 5 and 6 for each additional scene
(as many as 8).
8 MAKE CORRECTIONS (IF NECESSARY)
Press CANCEL during steps 5 and 6 to erase the most
recently registered point.
NOTES:
● There must be at least one second between an in-point
and its corresponding out-point.
● To ensure correct operation, there should be at least
15 seconds between an out-point and the next in-point.
● Blank portions of a tape cannot be registered as in-points
or out-points.
● If it takes more than 5 minutes to search for an in-point,
the VCR’s Record-Pause mode is cancelled and editing
does not take place.
● Pressing ON/OFF clears all in- and out-points from
memory.
● Leave a small margin for error around each in-point to
ensure the scene is recorded in its entirety.
● Turning off the camcorder’s power erases all registered
in- and out-points.
EN
AUTOMATIC EDITING TO VCR
Original tape (camcorder)
1
IN
3
IN OUT
OUT
45
2
IN
OUT
9 PREPARE SOURCE TAPE
Rewind the tape in the camcorder to the beginning of
the scene you want to edit and press PAUSE.
10 ENGAGE VCR’S RECORD-PAUSE MODE
Point the remote control towards the VCR’s infrared
sensor and press VCR REC STBY, or manually engage
the VCR’s Record-Pause mode.
Edited tape (VCR)
STOP (5) Button
11 BEGIN AUTOMATIC EDITING
REW (2) Button
PAUSE (6) Button
Remote Sensor
Press MENU/DISPLAY on the camcorder, and the
previously selected scenes are copied to the VCR in
the specified order.
While editing, the R.A.Edit counter of the scene
which is being copied is shown with a blinking
highlight.
•Pressing START/STOP on the remote control does
not start editing.
MENU/DISPLAY
Button
12 END AUTOMATIC EDITING
When all selected scenes have been copied, the
camcorder and VCR enter the Still or Pause mode.
Press STOP on both units. To make the R.A.Edit
counter display disappear, press ON/OFF.
Power
Switch
•When finished editing, be sure to disconnect the
editing cable and the audio/video cable.
Recording
Start/Stop Button
NOTES:
● If you performed step 1
on page 43 (“MAKE CONNECTIONS”), keep the remote control pointed at the VCR during
editing.
● The on-screen display only appears while the camcorder
searches for each scene.
● There may be noise at in- or out-points on the edited tape with
certain VCRs.
ON/OFF
VCR REC STBY
RM-V700U (provided)
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION ON THE REMOTE CONTROL
AV OUT
Player (JVC VCR)
To R.A.EDIT
Editing cable
(provided)
AV IN
Recording deck
To PAUSE IN
Using the RM-V700U, it is also possible to perform deck-to-deck
Random Assemble Editing. The playback deck must be an R.A.Editcapable JVC VCR. The recording deck can be...
n a VCR other than JVC, or
n a JVC VCR which has neither a Remote PAUSE nor an R.A.EDIT
connector
How to use:
— Connect the playback deck and RM-V700U as shown on the left.
— Set the RM-700U to correspond to the brand of the recording
deck. (Z pg. 42)
— For Random Assemble Editing procedure, please refer to the
instruction manual of the JVC VCR you are using as the playback
deck.
Notes:
n RM-V700U cannot be used to control the playback deck.
n RM-V700U is capable of controlling basic operations of the
RM-V700U
(provided)
recording deck. While pressing VCR CTL, press PLAY, STOP,
PAUSE, FF or REW for these functions. (Not possible with some
brands and models). Other buttons cannot be used.
n To put the recording deck in the Record-Pause mode, use the
controls on the recording deck itself.
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USING THE REMOTE CONTROL UNIT (cont.)
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Insert Editing
Power Switch
You can record a new scene onto a previously recorded
tape, replacing a section of the original recording with
minimal picture distortion at the in- and out-points. The
original audio remains unchanged.
NOTE:
Use the RM-V700U remote control unit to perform this
procedure.
1 SELECT OPERATION MODE
2 FIND EDIT-OUT POINT
Set the Power Switch to “PLAY”.
Play back the tape, locate the point and press PAUSE
on the camcorder or the remote control.
REW (2) Button
FF (3) Button
PLAY/PAUSE (4/6) Button
STOP (5) Button
COUNTER R/M Button
Press and hold COUNTER R/M for more than
1 second to reset the tape counter, then press again
for less than 1 second so that “M” appears.
4 FIND EDIT-IN POINT
Press REW to go a little beyond the beginning of the
scene you want to replace, press PLAY to view the
recorded tape, and press PAUSE exactly at the
point where the new scene should start.
Display
w
Insert editing
indicator
M 0 : 12 : 34
3 RESET COUNTER
Tape Counter
5 ENGAGE INSERT EDITING MODE
Press and hold INSERT, and without releasing
INSERT, press and release PAUSE. The Insert Editing
mode is engaged. When the scene the camcorder is
aimed at appears on the screen, go to the next step.
6 BEGIN INSERT EDITING
Remote sensor
Press START/STOP. When the counter reaches
“0:00:00”, editing stops automatically and the
camcorder enters the Insert-Pause mode.
7 END INSERT EDITING
Press STOP.
NOTES:
START/STOP
PAUSE
STOP
REW
PLAY
INSERT
RM-V700U
(provided)
● During Insert Editing, the original audio will be heard
from the speaker.
● After step 5, Retake ( Z pg. 16) can be performed.
● The tape may stop slightly before or after the designated
end point, and noise bars may appear. Neither indicates
a defect in the unit.
● Only the video signal is recorded in the Insert Editing
mode.
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Audio Dubbing
Display
e4
M 0 : 05 : 20
Audio dubbing
indicator
You can record a new soundtrack on a prerecorded tape
(normal audio only).
Perform steps 1, 2 and 3 of the Insert Editing procedure
(Z pg. 46) before continuing.
•The sound comes from the built-in microphone.
1 FIND EDIT-IN POINT
Remote sensor
Microphone
Press REW to go a little beyond the beginning of the
scene onto which you want to dub the new audio,
press PLAY to view the recorded tape, then press
PAUSE at exactly the point where dubbing should
start.
2 ENGAGE AUDIO DUB-STANDBY MODE
Press and hold A.DUB, and without releasing
A.DUB, press and release PAUSE.
3 BEGIN AUDIO DUBBING
Press PLAY. When the counter reaches “0:00:00”,
Audio Dubbing stops automatically and the
camcorder enters the Audio Dub-Standby mode.
4 END AUDIO DUBBING
Press STOP.
NOTES:
A.DUB
STOP
REW
PLAY
PAUSE
RM-V700U
(provided)
● Do not press FF or REW during Audio Dub-Standby, or
the edit points will not be accurate.
● If the microphone is too close to the TV, or if the TV’s
volume is too high, whistling or howling may occur.
NOTES (for Insert Editing and
Audio Dubbing):
● Insert Editing and Audio Dubbing may not work
correctly if the tape contains blank segments, or if the
recording speed was changed during the original
recording.
● To edit/dub onto a tape, make sure the Erase Protection
tab is in the position that allows recording. If not, slide
the tab. Some cassettes have removable tabs. If the tab
has been removed, cover the hole with adhesive tape.
● Do not press STOP during Insert Editing or Audio
Dubbing, or the edit points will not be accurate.
● During Insert Editing and Audio Dubbing, when InsertPause or Audio Dub-Standby is engaged, the counter
may go slightly past “0:00:00”. Recording, however,
stops at exactly 0:00:00.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
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If, after following the steps in the chart below, the problem still exists, please consult your JVC dealer.
The camcorder is a microcomputer-controlled device. External noise and interference (from a TV, a radio,
etc.) might prevent it from functioning properly. In such cases, first disconnect its power supply unit (battery
pack, AC Power Adapter/Battery Charger, etc.) and clock battery; and then re-connect it and proceed as
usual from the beginning.
SYMPTOM
POSSIBLE CAUSE(S)
POWER
No power is supplied.
● The battery pack has not been attached correctly
(Z pg. 4).
● The battery pack is not charged (Z pg. 4).
● The power supply has not been correctly connected
(Z pg. 5).
The power suddenly goes off and
does not come back on by itself.
● The battery pack has completely discharged.
● Remove the cassette and disconnect the power source, then
after a few minutes, try turning the power back on. If it still
does not come on, consult your nearest JVC dealer.
RECORDING
Recording cannot be performed.
● Make sure the Erase Protection tab is in the position that
allows recording. If not, slide the tab. Some cassettes have
removable tabs. If the tab has been removed, cover the
hole with adhesive tape.
Recording does not start.
● The camcorder Power Switch has not been set to
“CAMERA” (“AUTO“ or “PRO.“.) (Z pg. 12).
PLAYBACK
The tape is running, but there is no
playback picture.
● The TV has not been set to its VIDEO mode or channel.
● If A/V connection is used, the TV’s VIDEO/TV Switch has
not been set to VIDEO.
Playback picture is blurred or
interrupted.
● The video heads are dirty or worn out. Consult your nearest
JVC dealer for head cleaning or replacement.
The counter indication is blurred
during Still playback.
● This is normal.
TAPE TRANSPORT
The tape stops during fast-forward or
rewind.
● The Counter Memory Function has been activated
(Z pg. 36).
Rewinding or fast-forwarding cannot
be performed.
● The tape is already fully wound on one reel or the other.
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POSSIBLE CAUSE(S)
OTHER
During recording, the indications do
not appear.
● Press DISPLAY for longer than 1 second to make the
indications appear (Z pg. 13).
The tape will not eject.
● The battery pack is running low.
● If the LCD monitor is not open over 60 degrees, the EJECT
Switch does not function.
Some functions are not available.
● The Power Switch is set to “AUTO”.
● Certain combinations of modes or effects are not possible
to use.
Vertical white lines appear when
shooting a very bright object.
● This sometimes occurs when the contrast between the
background and the object is great. It is not a defect of the
camcorder.
Bright, crystal-shaped spots appear in
the LCD monitor and the viewfinder.
● Sunlight is directly entering the lens. This is not a defect of
the camcorder.
The rear of the LCD monitor is hot.
● The light used to illuminate the LCD monitor causes it to be
hot. Close the LCD monitor to turn it off or set the Power
Switch to “OFF”, and let the unit cool down.
Coloured bright spots appear all over
the LCD monitor or the viewfinder.
● The LCD monitor and the viewfinder are made with highprecision technology. However, black spots or bright spots
of light (red, green or blue) may appear constantly on the
LCD monitor or in the viewfinder. These spots are not
recorded on the tape. This is not due to any defect of the
unit. (Effective dots: more than 99.99 %.)
The indicators and the picture colour
on the LCD monitor are not clear.
● This may occur when the surface or the edge of the LCD
monitor is pressed.
The LCD monitor, the viewfinder and
the lens have become dirty (ex.
fingerprints).
● Wipe them gently with a soft cloth. Gently wipe in a
semicircular motion, as wiping strongly spreads the stain
and it won’t come out easily.
An error number (i.e. E03) appears.
● Turn the camcorder’s power off, then disconnect the power
source. After a few minutes, try turning the power on again.
If the error number still appears in the viewfinder, consult
your nearest JVC dealer.
The image is out of focus.
● The dioptre needs to be adjusted (Z pg. 10).
● The scene being shot is adversely affecting the operation of
Auto Focus (Z pg. 28).
The date and time displays
disappear.
● If you remove the power source from the camcorder while
the power is on, all settings and selections are erased. Make
sure to turn the camcorder’s power off before disconnecting
the power source.
The wrong date and time are
displayed/recorded.
● If you have not performed Date/Time Setting (Z pg. 7), the
date and time are not displayed/recorded correctly. Be sure
that Date/Time setting is carried out.
Even though the lens cover is open,
the Lens Cover Warning indicator
blinks.
● The Lens Cover Warning indicator may blink when the
camcorder is used in dark areas, regardless of the position
of the lens cover.
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Controls
Connectors
1 Dioptre Adjustment Control ................. Z pg. 10
2 Lens Cover Open/Close Ring
q DC IN Jack ............................................ Z pg. 5
The connectors w to r are located beneath the
[LENS COVER] ....................................
Z pg. 12
3 Video Light Switch
[LIGHT OFF/AUTO/ON] ...................... Z pg. 17
4 5-Second Recording Button
[5 SEC. REC] ........................................ Z pg. 18
5 •Power Zoom Lever [T/W] .................. Z pg. 16
•Speaker Volume Control [VOL.] ........ Z pg. 35
6 Picture Stabilizer Button
[P.STABILIZER] ..................................... Z pg. 18
7 Programme AE Button [P.AE] ................ Z pg. 20
8 Fade/Wipe Button [EFFECT] ................. Z pg. 19
9 •Rewind Button [2, REW] ................ Z pg. 34
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•Retake Rewind Button [RETAKE R] ..... Z pg. 16
•Quick Review Button [ R] ............. Z pg. 17
•Fast-Forward Button [3, FF] ............ Z pg. 34
•Retake Forward Button [RETAKE F] .... Z pg. 16
Stop Button [5, STOP] ......................... Z pg. 34
Play/Pause Button
[4/6, PLAY/PAUSE] ............................. Z pg. 34
•Select Dial [+, –, PUSH] ................ Z pg. 7, 24
•Bright Dial [BRIGHT] ........................ Z pg. 15
MENU/DISPLAY Button ................. Z pg. 13, 24
Counter Reset/Memory Button
[COUNTER R/M] ................................. Z pg. 36
EJECT Switch ......................................... Z pg. 9
Recording Start/Stop Button .................. Z pg. 12
Power Switch ................................ Z pg. 12, 34
Battery Release Switch
[BATTERY RELEASE] .............................. Z pg. 4
PUSH Button ......................................... Z pg. 9
cover.
w Video Output Connector ...................... Z pg. 38
e Audio Output Connector ..................... Z pg. 38
r J Terminal [JLIP (Joint Level Interface Protocol)
Connector]
•Connect the editing cable when performing
Random Assemble Editing (Z pg. 42– 45).
•It is used to connect the camcorder to a device
such as a personal computer.
For further details consult your nearest JVC
dealer.
•JLIP-controlled editing from camcorder to VCR
is not possible if the VCR is not equipped with a
J terminal.
Indicators
t Tally Lamp ........................................... Z pg. 12
y Power Lamp ........................................ Z pg. 12
Other Parts
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Battery Pack Mount ............................... Z pg. 4
Viewfinder ........................................... Z pg. 10
Grip Strap ............................................ Z pg. 10
•Camera sensor
Be careful not to cover this area; a sensor
necessary for shooting is built-in here.
•Remote Sensor .................................. Z pg. 41
Video Light .......................................... Z pg. 17
Microphone ......................................... Z pg. 47
Eyepiece
Speaker ............................................... Z pg. 35
LCD Monitor ....................................... Z pg. 15
Shoulder Strap Eyelets .......................... Z pg. 11
Clock Battery Slot .................................. Z pg. 6
Tripod Mounting Socket ....................... Z pg. 11
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REC
FINE 10
FADER
NORM
01
2
LENS COVER
PAUSE
20X
INDEX
15S
TAPE END
5S
MERRY CHRISTMAS
22 : 50 : 00
25. 12. 99
BRIGHT
1 Cassette Warning/
Tape Remaining Time .......................... Z pg. 13
When no cassette is inserted: the cassette (
)
warning blinks.
When the Erase Protection tab is not in the position
) warning
that allows recording: the cassette (
lights. Otherwise, the tape remaining time is
displayed and the tape remaining time warning
blinks when the tape is about to reach its end.
When the Power Switch is set to “PLAY” and a
tape is loaded: the cassette (
) mark is
displayed regardless of the Erase Protection tab’s
position.
2, 6 Programme AE Indicator ................. Z pg. 20
Displayed at 2 for approx. 2 seconds when
Programme AE with special effects is switched
from one mode to another by pressing P.AE, then
only the indicator remains at 6.
2, 7 Fade/Wipe-Standby Indicator .......... Z pg. 19
Displayed at 2 for approx. 2 seconds when the
Fade/Wipe is switched from one effect to another
by pressing EFFECT, then only the indicator
remains at 7.
3 Tape Length Indicator ............................ Z pg. 8
4 Zoom Indicator Bar ............................. Z pg. 16
Zoom Level Indicator
Approximate Zoom Ratio
5 Recording Indicator ............................. Z pg. 12
8 Picture Stabilizer Indicator ................... Z pg. 18
9 •Interval Timer/Recording Time
Indicator ..................................... Z pg. 32, 41
•5 Sec. Rec Mode Indicator ................ Z pg. 18
0 Instant Title Display ............................. Z pg. 23
! Date/Time Display ............................... Z pg. 22
@ •Bright Level Indicator ........................ Z pg. 35
•Speaker Volume Indicator ................. Z pg. 35
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# Battery Pack Remaining Power Indicator
Changes as follows according to the battery
pack’s remaining power level:
“
”. When the power is
almost gone, the indicator “
” blinks (battery
power warning), then the unit shuts off. Replace
the battery pack with a fully charged one.
Note: The symbol containing 3 darkened squares —
— does not necessarily mean that the battery
pack is fully charged.
Focus Indicator .................................... Z pg. 29
Exposure Control Level Counter ........... Z pg. 27
White Balance Mode Indicator ............ Z pg. 30
•Record–Standby Mode Indicator ....... Z pg. 12
•Lens Cover Warning:
LENS COVER .................................... Z pg. 13
* Clock Battery Warning
Blinks for approx. 10 seconds when the power is
turned on. This display also blinks when the clock
(lithium) battery is either not installed or has
discharged. Install or replace the old battery with
a new one (Z pg. 6).
( • Tape End Display: TAPE END ............ Z pg. 13
Appears when the end of the tape is reached
during playback, recording or fast-forward.
• Condensation Warning:
When this indication appears, all functions
except tape eject and power on/off are disabled.
Turn the unit off (without removing the power
source) for a few hours, and when you turn it on
again the indication should disappear.
• Head Clog Warning:
Appears if dirty heads are detected during
recording. In such a case, use the optional
Cleaning Cassette. If, after using it, the problems
still exist, consult your nearest JVC dealer.
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CAUTIONS
DANGER:
Video Light
•The video light becomes extremely hot. Do not
touch it either while in operation or soon after
turning it off, otherwise serious injury may result.
•Do not place the camcorder into the carrying case
immediately after using the video light, since it
remains extremely hot for some time.
•When operating, keep a distance of about 30 cm
between the video light and people or object.
•Do not use near flammable or explosive materials.
•It is recommended that you consult your nearest
JVC dealer for replacing the video light.
General Battery Precautions
•When the C-P6U or C-P7U (cassette adapter) is
not functioning even when correctly operated, the
battery is exhausted. Replace it with a fresh one.
•Use only the following battery:
C-P6U or C-P7U ..................... R6 (AA) size
Please make note of the following rules for battery
use. When misused, battery can leak or explode.
1. Refer to the C-P6U/C-P7U instructions when
replacing the battery.
2. Do not expose the battery to excessive heat as it
can leak or explode.
3. Do not dispose of battery in a fire.
4. Remove battery from the unit if it is to be stored
for an extended period to avoid battery leakage
which can cause malfunctions.
Battery Packs
The battery packs are nickel-cadmium
or nickel metal-hydride batteries.
Before using the supplied battery pack
or an optional battery pack, be sure to
read the following cautions:
1. To avoid hazard . . .
... do not burn.
Terminals
... do not short-circuit the terminals.
... do not modify or disassemble.
... use only specified chargers.
2. To prevent damage and prolong service life . . .
... do not subject to unnecessary shock.
... avoid repeated charging without fully
discharging.
... charge in an environment where temperatures
are within the tolerances shown in the chart
below. This is a chemical reaction type
battery—cooler temperatures impede chemical
reaction, while warmer temperatures can
prevent complete charging.
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... store in a cool, dry place. Extended exposure to
high temperatures will increase natural
discharge and shorten service life.
... avoid prolonged uncharged storage.
... remove from charger or powered unit when not
in use, as some machines use current even
when switched off.
NOTES:
● It is normal for the battery pack to be warm after
charging, or after use.
Temperature Range Specifications
Charging .............. 10°C to 35°C
Operation ............ 0°C to 40°C
Storage ................ –10°C to 30°C
● Recharging time is based on room temperature of
20°C.
● The lower the temperature, the longer recharging
takes.
Cassettes
To properly use and store your cassettes, be sure to
read the following cautions:
1. During use . . .
... make sure the cassette bears the VHS-C mark.
... be aware that recording onto prerecorded tapes
automatically erases the previously recorded
video and audio signals.
... make sure the cassette is positioned properly
when inserting.
... do not load and unload the cassette repeatedly
without allowing the tape to run at all. This
slackens the tape and can result in damage.
... do not open the front tape cover. This exposes
the tape to fingerprints and dust.
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.
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.
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CAUTIONS (cont.)
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2. Avoid using the unit . . .
... in places subject to excessive humidity or dust.
... in places subject to soot or steam such as near a
cooking stove.
... in places subject to excessive shock or vibration.
... near a television set.
... near appliances generating strong magnetic or
electric fields (speakers, broadcasting antennas,
etc.).
... in places subject to extremely high (over 40°C)
or extremely low (under 0°C) temperatures.
3. DO NOT leave the unit . . .
... in places of over 50°C.
... in places where humidity is extremely low.
(below 35%) or extremely high (above 80%).
... in direct sunlight.
... in a closed car in summer.
... near a heater.
4. To protect the unit, DO NOT . . .
... allow it to become wet.
... drop the unit or strike it against hard objects.
... subject it to shock or excessive vibration during
transportation.
... keep the lens directed at extremely bright
objects for long periods.
... direct the eyepiece of the viewfinder at the sun.
... carry it by holding the viewfinder or the LCD
monitor. Be sure to hold the main unit with
both hands or use the grip.
... swing it excessively when using the shoulder
strap.
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.
About moisture condensation . . .
● You may have observed that pouring a cold liquid
into a glass will cause drops of water to form on the
glass’ outer surface. This same phenomenon occurs
on the head drum of a camcorder when it is moved
from a cool place to a warm place, after heating a
cold room, under extremely humid conditions or in a
place directly subjected to the cool air from an air
conditioner.
● Moisture on the head drum can cause severe damage
to the video tape, and can lead to internal damage to
the camcorder itself.
Serious malfunctioning
If malfunctioning occurs, stop using the unit immediately and consult your local JVC dealer.
For Your Maintenance
1. After Use
1 Set the Power Switch to “POWER OFF” to turn off
the camcorder.
2 Open the LCD monitor to an angle of over 60
degrees. Slide EJECT to open the cassette holder,
then remove the cassette.
3 Close and lock the cassette holder by pressing
PUSH.
4 Close and lock the LCD monitor.
5 Slide BATTERY RELEASE to remove the battery
pack.
6 Turn the LENS COVER Open/Close Ring to close
the lens cover.
2. Cleaning The Camcorder
1 CLEAN EXTERIOR
Wipe gently with a soft cloth.
Put cloth in diluted mild soap and wring it well to
wipe off heavy dirt, then wipe again with a dry
cloth.
2 CLEAN LCD MONITOR
Open the LCD monitor and wipe it gently with a
soft cloth. Be careful not to damage the monitor.
Close the LCD monitor.
3 CLEAN LENS
Blow it with a blower brush, then wipe it gently
with lens cleaning paper.
4 REMOVE EYEPIECE
Turn the eyepiece counterclockwise and pull it
out.
5 CLEAN VIEWFINDER
Remove dust using a blower brush.
6 RE-ATTACH EYEPIECE
Re-attach the eyepiece and turn it clockwise.
NOTES:
● Avoid using strong cleaning agents such as benzine or
alcohol.
● Cleaning should be done only after the battery pack has been
removed or other power units have been disconnected.
● Mould may form if the lens is left dirty.
● When using a cleaner or chemically treated cloth, refer to
the cautions that came with it.
● When removing the eyepiece, be sure to hold the
viewfinder securely.
SPECIFICATIONS
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Camcorder
General
Format
:
Power source
:
Power consumption
LCD monitor off,
viewfinder on
:
LCD monitor on,
viewfinder off
:
LCD monitor on,
viewfinder on
:
Video light
:
Signal system
:
Video recording system
Luminance
:
Colour
:
Cassette
:
Tape speed
:
Recording time (max.) :
Operating temperature:
Operating humidity :
VHS PAL standard
DC 6.0 V
Storage temperature
Weight
Dimensions
5.7 W
6.2 W
6.8 W
2.9 W
PAL-type
FM recording
Converted sub-carrier
direct recording
Conforms to VHS standard
cassette
23.39 mm/sec.
60 minutes (with EC -60
cassette)
0°C to 40°C
35% to 80%
Pickup
Lens
Viewfinder
White balance
adjustment
LCD monitor
GR-FXM55
GR-FXM35
Speaker
: –20°C to 50°C
: Approx. 880 g
: 99 (W) x 119 (H) x 198 (D) mm
(with the LCD monitor closed
and with the viewfinder fully
tilted downward)
: 1/4” format CCD
: F1.6, f = 3.9 to 62.4 mm, 16:1
power zoom lens with auto iris
and macro control, filter
diameter 40.5 mm
: Electronic viewfinder with
0.5” black/white CRT
: Auto/Manual adjustment
: 3” diagonally measured, LCD
panel/TFT active matrix system
: 2.5” diagonally measured, LCD
panel/TFT active matrix system
: Monaural
Connectors
JLIP
: ø3.5 mm, 4-pole, mini-head
jack
(compatible with RC-5325 plug)
: 1 Vp-p, 75 Ω unbalanced,
analogue output
(via Video output connector)
Video
AC Power Adapter/Charger AA-V15EG
Power requirement
Power consumption
Output
Charge
VTR
Charging system
Dimensions
Weight
: AC 110 V to 240 V`,
50/60 Hz
: 23 W
: DC 8.5 V
, 1.3 A
: DC 6.3 V
, 1.8 A
: Constant current, peak
detection, timer controlled
: 140 (W) x 42 (H) x 68 (D) mm
: Approx. 300 g
Cassette Adapter C-P7U
Dimensions
Weight
Accessory
: 188 (W) x 25 (H) x 104 (D) mm
: Approx. 240 g
: “R6 (AA)”-size battery x 1
Audio
: –8 dBs, 1 kΩ analogue output
(via Audio output connector)
Provided Accessories ..................
Z pg. 3
Optional Accessories
• Battery Packs BN-V12U, BN-V20U, BN-V856U
• Car Battery Charger BH-V3E
• Compact VHS (
) Cassettes EC-60/45/30
• Active Carrying Bag CB-V7U
• Remote Control Unit RM-V700U
Some accessories are not available in some areas. Please
consult your nearest JVC dealer for details on accessories
and their availability.
E & O.E. Design and specifications subject to change
without notice.
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GR-FXM55
GR-FXM35
VICTOR COMPANY OF JAPAN, LIMITED
COPYRIGHT© 1999 VICTOR COMPANY OF JAPAN, LTD.
EG
Printed in Japan
0399MKV UN SN
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