JVC | GR-SXM937UM | User's Manual | JVC GR-SXM937UM User's Manual

ENGLISH
CONTENTS
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
2–5
QUICK OPERATION GUIDE
6–7
MAJOR FEATURES
COMPACT
VHS CAMCORDER
GR-SXM937UM
PROVIDED ACCESSORIES
GETTING STARTED
8
9
10 – 17
BASIC VIDEO RECORDING 18 – 19
BASIC DIGITAL STILL CAMERA
(D.S.C.) SHOOTING
20 – 22
RECORDING
23 – 38
Basic Features ................................. 23
Advanced Features ........................... 28
VIDEO PLAYBACK
39 – 41
Basic Playback ................................ 39
Features ........................................ 40
Using The Cassette Adapter ................ 41
BASIC CONNECTIONS
42 – 43
Basic Connections And Tape Dubbing ...... 42
D.S.C. PLAYBACK
44 – 51
Basic Playback ................................ 44
Connection ..................................... 45
Advanced Features ........................... 46
USING THE REMOTE
CONTROL UNIT
52 – 56
Playback Zoom ................................ 53
Insert Editing (VIDEO) ....................... 54
Insert Editing (Inserting A Still Image From
The Built-in Memory Onto A Tape) ...... 55
Audio Dubbing ................................. 55
Animation And Time-Lapse .................. 56
TROUBLESHOOTING
57 – 59
INDEX
60 – 63
Controls, Connectors And Indicators ....... 60
Indications ..................................... 62
USER MAINTENANCE
INSTRUCTIONS
64
CAUTIONS
65 – 67
TERMS
68 – 69
SPECIFICATIONS
70 – 71
LYT0493-001A
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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 on the cover.
•Notes appear after most subsections. Be sure to read these as well.
•Basic and advanced features/operation are separated for easier reference.
It is recommended that you . . .
.... refer to the Index (Z pgs. 60 – 63) and familiarize yourself with button locations, etc. before use.
.... read thoroughly the Safety Precautions and Safety Instructions that follow. They contain extremely
important information regarding the safe use of this product.
You are recommended to carefully read the cautions on pages 65 – 67 before use.
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
WARNING:
TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK
HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE
THIS UNIT TO RAIN OR
MOISTURE.
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/Battery charger for a long period of
time, it is recommended that you disconnect
the power cord from AC outlet.
Caution on Replaceable lithium battery
The battery used in this device may present a fire
or chemical burn hazard if mistreated. Do not
recharge, disassemble, heat above 100°C or
incinerate.
Danger of explosion or Risk of fire if the battery
is incorrectly replaced.
Replace battery with Panasonic (Matsushita
Electric), Sanyo, Sony or Maxell CR2025.
Danger of explosion if the battery is incorrectly
replaced.
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 information and safety caution of the
AC Power Adapter/Charger are on its bottom.
EN
This camcorder is designed to be used with
NTSC-type color television signals. It cannot be
used for playback with a television of a different
standard. However, live recording and LCD
monitor/viewfinder playback are possible
anywhere. Use the BN-V11U/V12U/V20U
battery packs and, to recharge them, the
provided multi-voltage AC Power Adapter/
Charger. (An appropriate conversion adapter may
be necessary to accommodate different designs
of AC outlets in different countries.)
ATTENTION:
The product that you have purchased is powered
by a rechargeable battery. The battery is
recyclable. At the end of its useful life, under
various state and local laws, it may be illegal to
dispose of this battery into the municipal waste
stream. Check with your local solid waste
officials for details in your area for recycling
options or proper disposal.
When the equipment is installed in a cabinet or
on a shelf, make sure that is has sufficient space
on all sides to allow for ventilation (10 cm (3-15/
16") or more on both sides, on top and at the
rear).
Do not block the ventilation holes.
(If the ventilation holes are blocked by a
newspaper, or cloth etc. the heat may not be
able to get out.)
No naked flame sources, such as lighted candles,
should be placed on the apparatus.
When discarding batteries, environmental
problems must be considered and the local rules
or laws governing the disposal of these batteries
must be followed strictly.
The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping
or splashing.
Do not use this equipment in a bathroom or
places with water.
Also do not place any containers filled with
water or liquids (such as cosmetics or medicines,
flower vases, potted plants, cups etc.) on top of
this unit.
(If water or liquid is allowed to enter this
equipment, fire or electric shock may be
caused.)
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IMPORTANT PRODUCT
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Electrical energy can perform many useful functions.
But improper use can result in potential electrical
shock or fire hazards. This product has been
engineered and manufactured to assure your
personal safety. In order not to defeat the built-in
safeguards, observe the following basic rules for its
installation, use and servicing.
ATTENTION:
Follow and obey all warnings and instructions
marked on your product and its operating
instructions. For your safety, please read all the safety
and operating instructions before you operate this
product and keep this manual for future reference.
INSTALLATION
1. Power Sources
Operate your product only from the type of power
source indicated on the marking label. If you are not
sure of the type of power supply to your home,
consult your product dealer or local power company.
If your product is intended to operate from battery
power, or other sources, refer to the operating
instructions.
2. Overloading
Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords, or
integral convenience receptacles as this can result in
a risk of fire or electric shock.
3. Power Cord Protection
Power supply cords should be routed so that they are
not likely to be walked on or pinched by items
placed upon or against them, paying particular
attention to cords at plugs, convenience receptacles,
and the point where they exit from the product.
4. Ventilation
Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for
ventilation. To ensure reliable operation of the
product and to protect it from overheating, these
openings must not be blocked or covered.
•Do not block the openings by placing the product
on a bed, sofa, rug or other similar surface.
•Do not place the product in a built-in installation
such as a bookcase or rack unless proper
ventilation is provided or the manufacturer’s
instructions have been adhered to.
5. Wall or Ceiling Mounting
The product should be mounted to a wall or ceiling
only as recommended by the manufacturer.
ANTENNA INSTALLATION
INSTRUCTIONS
1. Outdoor Antenna Grounding
If an outside antenna or cable system is connected to
the product, be sure the antenna or cable system is
grounded so as to provide some protection against
voltage surges and built-up static charges. Article 810
of the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70,
provides information with regard to proper grounding
of the mast and supporting structure, grounding of
the lead-in wire to an antenna discharge unit, size of
grounding conductors, location of antenna discharge
unit, connection to grounding electrodes, and
requirements for the grounding electrode.
2. Lightning
For added protection for this product during a
lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and
unused for long periods of time, unplug it from the
wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable
system. This will prevent damage to the product due
to lightning and power-line surges.
3. Power Lines
An outside antenna system should not be located in
the vicinity of overhead power lines or other electric
light or power circuits, or where it can fall into such
power lines or circuits. When installing an outside
antenna system, extreme care should be taken to
keep from touching such power lines or circuits as
contact with them might be fatal.
EXAMPLE OF ANTENNA GROUNDING AS PER
NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE, ANSI/NFPA 70
ANTENNA
LEAD IN WIRE
GROUND CLAMP
ELECTRIC SERVICE
EQUIPMENT
ANTENNA
DISCHARGE UNIT
(NEC SECTION
810-20)
GROUNDING CONDUCTORS
(NEC SECTION 810-21)
GROUND CLAMPS
POWER SERVICE GROUNDING ELECTRODE SYSTEM
(NEC ART 250. PART H)
NEC – NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
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USE
SERVICING
1. Accessories
1. Servicing
To avoid personal injury:
•Do not place this product on an unstable cart,
stand, tripod, bracket or table. It may fall, causing
serious injury to a child or adult, and serious
damage to the product.
•Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table
recommended by the manufacturer or sold with the
product.
•Use a mounting accessory recommended by the
manufacturer and follow the manufacturer’s
instructions for any mounting of the product.
•Do not try to roll a cart with small casters across
thresholds or deep-pile carpets.
If your product is not operating correctly or exhibits a
marked change in performance and you are unable
to restore normal operation by following the detailed
procedure in its operating instructions, do not
attempt to service it yourself as opening or removing
covers may expose you to dangerous voltage or other
hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified service
personnel.
2. Product and Cart
Combination
PORTABLE CART WARNING
(Symbol provided by RETAC)
A product and cart
combination should be
moved with care. Quick
stops, excessive force, and
uneven surfaces may cause
the product and cart
combination to overturn.
3. Water and Moisture
Do not use this product near water—for example,
near a bath tub, wash bowl, kitchen sink or laundry
tub, in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool and
the like.
4. Object and Liquid Entry
Never push objects of any kind into this product
through openings as they may touch dangerous
voltage points or short-out parts that could result in a
fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind
on the product.
5. Attachments
Do not use attachments not recommended by the
manufacturer of this product as they may cause
hazards.
6. Cleaning
Unplug this product from the wall outlet before
cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol
cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
7. Heat
The product should be situated away from heat
sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or
other products (including amplifiers) that produce
heat.
2. Damage Requiring Service
Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer
servicing to qualified service personnel under the
following conditions:
a. When the power supply cord or plug is damaged.
b. If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen
into the product.
c. If the product has been exposed to rain or water.
d. If the product does not operate normally by
following the operating instructions. Adjust only
those controls that are covered by the operating
instructions as an improper adjustment of other
controls may result in damage and will often
require extensive work by a qualified technician
to restore the product to its normal operation.
e. If the product has been dropped or damaged in
any way.
f. When the product exhibits a distinct change in
performance—this indicates a need for service.
3. Replacement Parts
When replacement parts are required, be sure the
service technician has used replacement parts
specified by the manufacturer or have the same
characteristics as the original part. Unauthorized
substitutions may result in fire, electric shock or other
hazards.
4. Safety Check
Upon completion of any service or repairs to this
product, ask the service technician to perform safety
checks to determine that the product is in safe
operating condition.
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QUICK OPERATION GUIDE (VIDEO)
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The image you shoot is recorded onto a video tape.
SUPPLY POWER
INSERTING A VIDEO
CASSETTE
A Hook on.
B Push in.
PUSH Button
BATTERY RELEASE
Using the battery pack
Hook its end to the camcorder
and push the
battery pack in until it locks in place .
(Charging procedure, Z pg. 10)
To remove the battery pack
Slide BATTERY RELEASE and pull out the battery
pack.
PLAYBACK
EJECT Switch
1 Open the LCD monitor fully.
2 Slide EJECT to open the cassette holder.
3 Insert a video cassette.
4 Press PUSH to close the cassette holder.
(For more details, Z pg. 12)
SHOOTING
3 Rewind (2) Button
1
LENS COVER
Open/Close Ring
3
4 Play/Pause (4/6)
Button
Stop (5) Button
Set to “AUTO”
or “PRO.”.
to
2 Set
“PLAY”.
1 Set to “VIDEO”.
1 Set the System Select Switch to “VIDEO”.
2 Set the Power Switch to “PLAY”.
3 Press 2.
— The tape will automatically stop at the
beginning of the tape.
4 Press 4/6.
— Playback starts and the playback picture
appears.
•To stop playback, press 5.
(For more details, Z pg. 39.)
•The viewfinder switches off automatically to
save power when the LCD monitor is opened
at an angle of over 60 degrees.
•The LCD monitor turns on/off when it is
opened/closed at approx. 60 degrees.
Or simply play back the tape on a VHS VCR
using the Cassette Adapter (VHS Playpak).
Z pg. 41
4 Recording Start/Stop Button
2 Set to “VIDEO”.
1 Turn the LENS COVER Open/Close Ring to
open the lens cover.
2 Set the System Select Switch to “VIDEO”.
3 Set the Power Switch to “AUTO” or “PRO.”.
— The power lamp will light and an image
will appear.
4 Press the Recording Start/Stop Button.
— Recording starts.
•To stop recording temporarily, momentarily
press the Recording Start/Stop Button once
again.
(For more details, Z pgs. 18, 19)
•The viewfinder switches off automatically to
save power when the LCD monitor is opened
at an angle of over 60 degrees.
•The LCD monitor turns on/off when it is
opened/closed at approx. 60 degrees.
QUICK OPERATION GUIDE (D.S.C.)
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A still image you shoot is stored in the camcorder's built-in memory.
SHOOTING
SUPPLY POWER
A Hook on.
4 SNAPSHOT Button
B Push in.
1
LENS COVER
Open/Close Ring
3
Set to “AUTO”
or “PRO.”.
BATTERY RELEASE
2 Set to “D.S.C.”.
Using the battery pack
Hook its end to the camcorder
and push the
battery pack in until it locks in place .
(Charging procedure, Z pg. 10)
To remove the battery pack
Slide BATTERY RELEASE and pull out the battery
pack.
PLAYBACK
Page
3 Next/Previous
(2/PAGE – or 3/PAGE +) Buttons
2
Set to “PLAY”.
1
Set to “D.S.C.”.
1 Set the System Select Switch to “D.S.C.”.
2 Set the Power Switch to “PLAY”.
— A still image stored in memory appears.
3 Press 2/PAGE – or 3/PAGE + to select the
still image you want to view.
(For more details, Z pg. 44.)
•The viewfinder switches off automatically to
save power when the LCD monitor is opened
at an angle of over 60 degrees.
•The LCD monitor turns on/off when it is
opened/closed at approx. 60 degrees.
1 Turn the LENS COVER Open/Close Ring to
open the lens cover.
2 Set the System Select Switch to “D.S.C.”.
3 Set the Power Switch to “AUTO” or “PRO.”.
— The power lamp will light and an image
will appear.
4 Press the SNAPSHOT Button.
— A still image is shot and is stored in the
camcorder’s memory.
(For more details, Z pgs. 20 – 22)
•The viewfinder switches off automatically to
save power when the LCD monitor is opened
at an angle of over 60 degrees.
•The LCD monitor turns on/off when it is
opened/closed at approx. 60 degrees.
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MAJOR FEATURES
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Picture Stabilizer (Z pg. 25)
Integrated Auto Light
(Z pg. 27)
Program AE with Special
Effects (Z pg. 29)
n Electronic Fog Filter
n ND Effect
n Sepia
n Twilight
n Sports
n Nega/Posi
n 1/2000 sec. High Speed Shutter
Digital Hyper Zoom
(Z pg. 25)
Zoom in
Zoom out
Super VHS-ET (Z pg. 15)
Digital Still Camera Built-in
(PC communication capable)
(Z pg. 20 – 22, 44 – 51)
TBC (Time Base Corrector)
(Z pg. 40)
NOTES about Automatic Demonstration
Automatic Demonstration takes place when ”DEMO MODE” is set to ”ON”
(factory-preset).
n Available when the System Select Switch is set to “VIDEO” and the
DEMO MODE
Power Switch is set to ”AUTO” or ”PRO.”.
OF F
n Operating the Power Zoom Lever during the demonstration stops the
ON
demonstration temporarily. If the Power Zoom Lever is not moved for
more than 1 minute after that, the demonstration will resume.
n To cancel Automatic Demonstration, set the Power Switch to “PRO.”
and press MENU while the demo is in progress. This takes you directly
to the demo mode’s Setting Menu (so you will not have to go through
EX I T
the main Menu Screen.) Rotate the Select Wheel to select “OFF” and
Setting Menu
press it.
* ”DEMO MODE” remains ”ON” even if the camcorder power is turned off.
NOTE:
When a tape whose Erase Protection tab is in the position that allows recording is loaded in the
camcorder, demonstration is not available.
Cassettes marked
and
can be used with this camcorder.
PROVIDED ACCESSORIES
• AC Power
Adapter/Charger
AA-V16U
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• Cassette Adapter
(VHS Playpak) C-P7U
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• Battery Pack
BN-V11U
(for Windows® PC)
• Remote Control
Unit RM-V715U
• PC Connection Cable
• DC Cord
• Shoulder Strap
• Lithium Battery CR2025
(for clock operation)
• CD-ROM including
two software
programs
Optional Accessories
• Battery Packs BN-V12U, BN-V20U, BN-V856U
• Car Battery Charger BH-V3U
• Battery Charger BH-VC10U
• Audio/Video Cable
• S-Video Cable QAM0004-004
• Car Battery Cord AP-V7U
) Cassettes ST-C-40/30/20
• Compact S-VHS (
) Cassettes TC-40/30/20
• Compact VHS (
• Active Carrying Bag CB-V7U
Some accessories are not
available in some areas. Please
consult your nearest JVC dealer
for details on accessories and their
availability.
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GETTING STARTED
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Battery pack BN-V12U or BN-V20U
Marks
To AC outlet
CHARGE
indicator
Power
This camcorder’s 3-way power supply system lets you
choose the most appropriate source of power. Do not use
provided power supply units with other equipment.
CHARGING THE BATTERY PACK
AC Power
Adapter/Charger
AA-V16U
DC OUT connector
Battery pack
Charging time
BN-V11U
approx. 1 hr. 10 min.
BN-V12U (optional)
approx. 1 hr. 10 min.
BN-V20U (optional)
approx. 1 hr. 50 min.
1
Make sure you unplug the camcorder’s DC cord from
the AC Power Adapter/Charger. Plug the AC Adapter/
Charger’s power cord into an AC outlet.
2
Align the marks and slide the battery pack in the
direction of the arrow until it locks in place. The
CHARGE indicator begins blinking to indicate
charging has started.
3
When the CHARGE indicator stops blinking but stays
lit, charging is finished. Slide the battery in the
opposite direction of the arrow and lift off. Remember
to unplug the AC Adapter/Charger’s power cord from
the AC outlet.
Charge Marker
Charge marker
ATTENTION:
Charging a battery with some charge
remaining reduces that battery’s capacity.
Perform the procedure below to fully
discharge the battery pack before
recharging.
1. Attach the battery pack to the camcorder
and make sure a cassette is not inserted,
then set the Power Switch to ”AUTO” or
”PRO.”.
2. The camcorder power turns off
automatically when discharging is
complete.
When you are not using a battery pack for
a long period of time, be sure to fully
discharge it before storing because leaving
a battery with some charge left over also
reduces performance.
A charge marker is provided on the battery pack to help
you remember whether it has been charged or not. Two
colors are provided (red and black)—you choose which
one means charged and which means discharged.
NOTES:
● Perform charging where the temperature is between 10°
and 35°C (50°F and 95°F). 20° to 25°C (68°F to 77°F) is
the ideal temperature range for charging. If the environment is too cold, charging may be incomplete.
● Charging times noted above are for a fully discharged
battery pack.
● Charging time varies according to the ambient
temperature and the status of the battery pack.
● To avoid interference with reception, do not use the AC
Power Adapter/Charger near a radio.
● If you connect the camcorder’s DC cord to the adapter
during battery charging, power is supplied to the
camcorder and charging stops.
● Since the AC Power Adapter/Charger processes
electricity internally, it becomes warm during use. Be
sure to use it only in well-ventilated areas.
● When charging the battery pack for the first time or after
a long storage period, the CHARGE indicator may not
light. In this case, remove the battery pack from the AC
Power Adapter/Charger, then try charging again.
● If the battery operation time remains extremely short
even after having been fully charged, the battery is worn
out and needs to be replaced. Please purchase a new
one.
● Remember to set the charge marker after charging a
battery pack or after detaching a discharged one from
your camcorder.
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USING THE BATTERY PACK
A Hook on.
Hook its end to the camcorder
and push the battery
pack in until it locks in place .
•If the battery pack is attached in the wrong position, a
malfunction may occur.
B Push in.
To Detach The Battery Pack . . .
.... slide BATTERY RELEASE and pull out the battery pack.
Approximate recording time
LCD
monitor off/
Viewfinder on
LCD
monitor on/
Viewfinder off
LCD
monitor on/
Viewfinder on
BN-V11U
1 hr. 20 min.
(45 min.)
1 hr. 10 min.
(40 min.)
1 hr. 5 min.
(40 min.)
BN-V12U
(optional)
1 hr. 20 min.
(45 min.)
1 hr. 10 min.
(40 min.)
1 hr. 5 min.
(40 min.)
BN-V20U
(optional)
2 hrs. 10 min.
(1 hr. 15 min.)
1 hr. 55 min.
(1 hr. 10 min.)
1 hr. 45 min.
(1 hr. 5 min.)
BN-V856U
(optional)
8 hrs. 30 min. 7 hrs. 40 min.
7 hrs.
(5 hrs. 10 min.) (4 hrs. 50 min.) (4 hrs. 30 min.)
Battery pack
BATTERY RELEASE Switch
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 BNV856U battery pack and AA-V80U AC Power
Adapter/Charger.
Read the VU-V856KIT’s instruction manuals
before using.
It is impossible to charge the BN-V856U battery
pack using the provided AC Power Adapter/
Charger. Use the optional AA-V80U AC Power
Adapter/Charger.
To DC IN
connector
To AC outlet
To DC OUT
connector
Core
filter
DC Cord
AC Power
Adapter/
Charger
AA-V16U
( ) : when the video light is on.
NOTES:
● Recording time is reduced significantly under the
following conditions:
• Zoom or Record-Standby mode is engaged repeatedly.
• The LCD monitor is used repeatedly.
● Before extended use, it is recommended that you
prepare enough battery packs to cover 3 times the
planned shooting time.
USING AC POWER
Use the AC Power Adapter/Charger (connect as shown in
the illustration).
NOTES:
● The provided AC Power Adapter/Charger features
automatic voltage selection in the AC range from 110 V
to 240 V.
● For other notes, Z pg. 10.
USING A CAR BATTERY
Car Battery Cord
AP-V7U (optional)
To car’s
cigarette
lighter
socket
Car Battery
Charger/Adapter
BH-V3U (optional)
Use the optional Car Battery Cord or Car Battery Charger/
Adapter (connect as shown in the illustration).
NOTES:
● When using the car battery, leave the engine idling.
● The optional Car Battery Charger (BH-V3U) can also be
used to charge the battery pack (except BN-V20U/
V856U).
● When using the optional Car Battery Charger or Car
Battery Cord (AP-V7U), refer to the respective instruction
booklet.
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GETTING STARTED (cont.)
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Clock (Lithium) Battery Insertion/Removal
Slot
This battery is necessary for clock operation and to
perform date/time settings.
Battery holder
1
Switch off the unit’s power and remove the power
supply unit (battery pack, AC Power Adapter/Battery
Charger, etc.).
2
3
4
Pull out the battery holder to remove it from the
camcorder.
Insert the battery in the holder, and be sure to have
the “+” mark visible.
Slide the holder back into the slot until you hear a
click.
NOTES:
● See “SAFETY PRECAUTIONS” ( 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.
Cassette holder
PUSH Button
EJECT Switch
Turn to take
up slack.
Erase Protection tab
Gear
Loading/Unloading A Cassette
1
2
3
4
Open the LCD monitor fully.
Slide EJECT until the cassette holder opens. Do not
use force to open.
Insert or remove a cassette. When inserting, make
sure the label is facing outward.
Press PUSH to close the cassette holder until it locks
into place. Close the LCD monitor.
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.
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Date/Time Settings
System
Select Switch
Select Wheel
1
Set the System Select Switch to “VIDEO” or “D.S.C.”,
and set the Power Switch to “PRO.”. The power lamp
comes on.
2
3
Press MENU. The Menu Screen appears.
4
To set “YEAR”, “MONTH” or “DAY”, rotate the Select
Wheel to move the highlight bar to the desired item,
and press it. When the setting begins blinking, rotate
the Select Wheel until the correct setting appears and
then press it. The setting stops blinking.
Repeat for other date settings.
5
Rotate the Select Wheel to move the highlight bar to
“TIME” and then press it. When the hour setting
begins blinking, rotate the Select Wheel until the
correct setting appears and then press it. When the
hour setting stops blinking and the minute setting
begins blinking, rotate the Select Wheel until the
correct setting appears and then press it. The minute
setting stops blinking.
6
When none of these settings (“YEAR”, “MONTH”,
“DAY”, “TIME”) blinks, rotate the Select Wheel to
move the highlight bar to “EXIT”, and press it. The
Menu Screen reappears with the highlight bar on
“RETURN”.
7
Press the Select Wheel to close the Menu Screen.
Power Switch
MENU Button
Display
4N E X T
D . Z OOM
T E L E MACRO
T A P E L E NG TH
4BACK
R E C T I ME
I N T . T I ME
T I T L E L ANG .
DA T E / T I ME
J L I P I D NO .
D EMO MOD E
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PM 8 : 2 0
DATE/TIME Menu
12-hour indication
with AM or PM
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J L I P I D NO .
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Rotate the Select Wheel to move the highlight bar to
“NEXT” in Menu Screen 1 and press it to display
Menu Screen 2. Then, rotate it to move the highlight
bar to “DATE/TIME” and press it. The DATE/TIME
Menu appears.
•To return to the previous settings, rotate the Select
Wheel to move the highlight bar to “EXIT” and
press it, then go to step 7.
•To set only the time without changing the date, go
to step 5.
NOTE:
To display the date and time in the camcorder’s display
and on a connected TV, see “Date/Time Insert”
( Z pg. 33).
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Recording Mode Setting
Set depending on your preference.
System
Select Switch
1
Select Wheel
NOTE:
If the recording mode is switched during recording, the
playback picture will be blurred at the switching point.
SP/EP Recording
Mode Button
Power Switch
Set the System Select Switch to “VIDEO”, then set the
Power Switch to “AUTO” or “PRO.”. Press SP/EP for
more than 1 second. “SP” (Standard Play) provides
higher picture and sound quality and is better for
dubbing, while “EP” (Extended Play) is more
economical, providing three times the recording time.
MENU Button
Tape Length Setting
Viewfinder
T30
SP
Tape length indicator
Recording mode
indicator
Display
T E L E MACRO
OF F
T A P E L E NG TH
P I C T UR E
S NA P S HO T
T30
S T ANDARD
FUL L
Menu Screen
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TAPE LENGTH
T20
T30
T35
T40
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T A P E L E NG TH
P I C T UR E
S NA P S HO T
T40
S T ANDARD
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Set the tape length according to the length of the tape
used.
1
2
Set the Power Switch to “PRO.”, then press MENU.
3
Rotate the Select Wheel to move the highlight bar to
the correct tape length setting. T20=20 minutes of
recording time, T30=30 minutes, T35=35 minutes,
and T40=40 minutes (in SP).
•To return to the previous setting, rotate the Select
Wheel to move the highlight bar to “EXIT”.
4
Press the Select Wheel. The Menu Screen reappears
with the highlight bar on “RETURN”. Press the Select
Wheel again to close the Menu Screen.
TAPE LENGTH
Setting Menu
Rotate the Select Wheel to move the highlight bar to
“TAPE LENGTH”, then press it. The TAPE LENGTH
Setting Menu appears.
NOTE:
The tape remaining time ( Z pg. 18) displayed in the
viewfinder is correct only if the correct tape length has
been selected.
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Recording Format Setting
Set the recording format according to the format of the
tape used or type of recording you wish to perform.
Select Wheel
1
2
Set the Power Switch to “PRO.”. Press MENU.
3
Rotate the Select Wheel to set to either of the
parameters, then press it. Press the Select Wheel. The
Menu Screen reappears with the highlight bar on
“RETURN”.
In the S-VHS ET Setting Menu,
ON : Records with S-VHS picture quality on a VHS
cassette (factory-preset). This is called Super
VHS ET (Expansion Technology).
OFF : Records in VHS.
In the S-VHS Setting Menu,
ON : Records in S-VHS on an S-VHS cassette
(factory-preset).
OFF : Records in VHS on an S-VHS cassette.
4
Press the Select Wheel to close the Menu Screen.
•When the S-VHS ET mode is engaged, “S-ET” is
displayed.
•During S-VHS record mode, “S“ is displayed.
•When S-VHS ET or S-VHS recording starts, “S-VHS
REC.” is displayed for approx. 3 seconds.
Power Switch
MENU Button
Display: when a VHS cassette is loaded.
4N E X T
D . Z OOM
T E L E MACRO
S – VHS E T
T A P E L E NG TH
P I C T UR E
S NA P S HO T
Menu Screen
ON
OF F
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When an S-VHS
cassette is loaded:
S-VHS
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Setting Menu
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If a VHS cassette is loaded . . .
.... rotate the Select Wheel to move the highlight bar
to “S-VHS ET”, then press it. The S-VHS ET
Setting Menu appears.
If an S-VHS cassette is loaded . . .
.... rotate the Select Wheel to move the highlight bar
to “S-VHS”, then press it. The S-VHS Setting
Menu appears.
NOTE:
If a cassette is not loaded, “S-VHS” will be displayed in the
Menu Screen.
Normal Screen
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NOTES about S-VHS and S-VHS ET
n JVC EHG (Extra High Grade) tapes are recommended for superior results.
Use S-VHS tape for storing recordings for an extended period or for recording important scenes, as it
enables higher-quality recording and playback.
n With some tapes, better picture quality may not be obtained even with S-VHS ET recording. It is
recommended that you do test record beforehand to make sure whether better results can be obtained.
n If the S-VHS ET mode or recording format is switched during recording, the playback picture will be
blurred at the switching point.
n It is recommended that tapes recorded in the SP mode on this camcorder be played back on this
camcorder.
n Noise may appear on-screen when tapes recorded in the EP mode are played back.
n Tapes recorded in S-VHS or S-VHS ET mode can be played back not only on this camcorder but also on
a Super VHS VCR or a VCR equipped with the SQPB (S-VHS QUASI PLAYBACK) function.
— When tapes recorded in S-VHS or S-VHS ET mode are played back on a VCR equipped with the
SQPB (S-VHS QUASI PLAYBACK) function, S-VHS picture quality is not available.
— Tapes recorded in S-VHS ET mode cannot be played back on some VCRs, including some JVC VCRs.
n Tapes recorded in S-VHS or S-VHS ET mode cannot be played back correctly on a normal VHS VCR.
n You can play back S-VHS ET recordings not only on this camcorder but also on another VHS VCR
equipped with S-VHS ET.
— It is recommended to specifically label S-VHS ET recordings so you can easily distinguish them from
regular VHS recordings.
n S-VHS ET does not work with S-VHS tapes.
n To avoid on-screen noise, do not perform Still Playback or Shuttle Search repeatedly.
n If the picture contains a lot of jitter or noise, use a cleaning cassette.
Compatibility Between S-VHS And VHS
Recording
Blank tape
Playback
Camcorder
Recorded tape
Cassette adapter
S-VHS VCR
VHS VCR with SQPB
function
S-VHS-C
cassette
S-VHS/S-VHS ET
recordings
VHS-C
cassette
VHS
recordings
•The recorded format (S-VHS or
VHS) is automatically detected
when playback begins.
Regular VHS VCR
Blank tape
Camcorder
Recorded tape
Cassette adapter
•S-VHS recorded tapes cannot be
viewed on regular VHS VCRs,
other than those equipped with the
SQPB (S-VHS QUASI PLAYBACK)
function.
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Grip Adjustment
Power Zoom Lever
Recording
Start/Stop Button
3
1
2
3
Separate the Velcro strip.
Pass your right hand through the loop and grasp the
grip.
Adjust so that your thumb and fingers can easily
operate the Recording Start/Stop Button and Power
Zoom Lever. Refasten the Velcro strip.
Viewfinder Adjustment
2
180°
1
1
2
3
Set the Power Switch to “CAMERA” (“AUTO” or
“PRO.”).
Adjust the viewfinder manually for best viewability.
Turn the Diopter Adjustment Control until the
indications in the viewfinder are clearly focused.
Set to “CAMERA”
(“AUTO” or “PRO.”).
PAUSE
Shoulder Strap Attachment
1
2
3
1
Following the illustration, thread the strap through the
eyelet 1, then fold it back and thread it through the
buckle 2. Repeat the procedure to attach the other
end of the strap to the other eyelet 3, making sure
the strap is not twisted.
2
Adjust as shown in the illustration 4.
4
Tripod Mounting
1
Align the screw and camera direction stud on the
tripod with the camera’s mounting socket and stud
hole. Then tighten the screw.
CAUTION:
When using a tripod, be sure to open and extend
its legs fully to stabilize the camcorder. To
prevent damage to the unit caused by falling
over, do not use a small-sized tripod.
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BASIC VIDEO 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. 10)
● Recording Mode Setting ( Z pg. 14)
● Load A Cassette ( Z pg. 12)
● Grip Adjustment ( Z pg. 17)
● Viewfinder Adjustment ( Z pg. 17)
Shooting While Watching The
Viewfinder
System Select
Switch
Power Switch
Recording Start/Stop Button
1
Make sure the LCD monitor is closed and locked.
Turn the LENS COVER Open/Close Ring to open the
lens cover. Set the System Select Switch to “VIDEO”,
then set the Power Switch to “CAMERA” (“AUTO” or
“PRO.”). The power lamp lights and the camcorder
enters the Record-Standby mode. “PAUSE” is
displayed in the viewfinder.
2
Press the Recording Start/Stop Button. “
” appears
in the viewfinder while recording is in progress.
Tape remaining time
indicator
(Approximate)
2 5M I N
MIN
120MIN
119MIN
(Now calculating)
3MIN
0MIN
1MIN
2MIN
(Blinking)
(Blinking)
(Blinking)
Shooting While Watching The
LCD Monitor
90°
180°
Select Wheel (BRIGHT)
DISPLAY Button
BR I GHT
– – – – – –6– – – – – +
To Adjust The Brightness Of The LCD Monitor
.... rotate the Select Wheel (BRIGHT) until the
bright level indicator on the display moves
and the appropriate brightness is reached.
1
Make sure the LCD monitor is fully open. Turn the
LENS COVER Open/Close Ring to open the lens
cover. Set the System Select Switch to “VIDEO”, then
set the Power Switch to “CAMERA” (“AUTO” or
“PRO.”). The power lamp lights and the camcorder
enters the Record-Standby mode. “PAUSE” is
displayed in the LCD monitor.
2
Tilt the LCD monitor upward/downward for best
viewability and press the Recording Start/Stop Button.
“
” appears in the LCD monitor while recording is
in progress.
NOTE:
When you use the LCD monitor outdoors in direct
sunlight, the LCD monitor may be difficult to see. If this
happens, use the viewfinder instead.
To Stop Recording . . .
.... press the Recording Start/Stop Button. The camcorder
re-enters the Record-Standby mode.
Power Switch Position
AUTO
PRO.
OFF
PLAY
:
:
:
:
Suitable for standard recording using NO special effects or manual adjustments.
Allows you to set recording functions using the menus for more creative capabilities.
Switches off the camcorder.
Allows you to play back your recordings.
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NOTES:
● When the Power Switch is set to CAMERA and the LCD monitor is opened at an angle of 60 degrees or more,
the LCD monitor switches on and the viewfinder switches off automatically to save power.
● The cassette holder cannot be opened unless a power supply is attached.
● There may be a delay after you slide EJECT until the cassette holder opens. Do not use force.
● The time required to calculate the remaining tape length, and the accuracy of the calculation, may vary
according to the type of tape used.
● The tape remaining time indicator is correct only if the correct tape length has been selected ( Z pg. 14).
● “TAPE END” appears when the tape reaches its end, and the power goes off automatically if left in this
condition for 5 minutes. “TAPE END” also appears when a cassette whose tape is already at its end is loaded.
● If the Record-Standby mode continues for 5 minutes without performing Zoom or any other operations, the
camcorder’s power shuts off automatically. Set the Power Switch to “OFF”, and then back to “CAMERA” to
turn the camcorder on again.
● If the Recording Start/Stop button is pressed after the Record-Standby mode has continued for over 5 minutes,
recording may not start immediately.
● If you are recording on a cassette from the middle (such as when a tape is removed and re-inserted during
recording), use the Retake function ( Z pg. 26) to find the end of the last recording so you do not erase any
of it.
● While shooting, sound is not heard from the speaker.
JOURNALISTIC SHOOTING
In some situations, different shooting angles may provide
more dramatic results. Hold the camcorder in the desired
position and tilt the LCD monitor in the most convenient
direction. It can rotate 270° (90° downward, 180° upward).
INTERFACE SHOOTING
The person you shoot can view himself/herself in the LCD
monitor, and you can even shoot yourself while viewing your
own image in the LCD monitor.
Open the LCD monitor and tilt it upward to 180 degrees so
that it faces forward. When the LCD monitor is tilted upward
to an angle of over approx. 105 degrees, the monitor image is
inverted vertically, and the viewfinder also switches on.
Point the lens toward the subject (yourself when selfrecording) and start recording.
During Interface Shooting, the monitor image and indications
do not appear inverted as they would when viewing a mirror.
NOTE:
The monitored image can be viewed on the LCD monitor
and in the viewfinder.
LCD MONITOR/VIEWFINDER INDICATIONS
Self-Recording
Press DISPLAY for more than 1 second to make the following
indications appear/disappear from the camcorder’s display:
cassette warning, tape remaining time, battery pack remaining
power indicator and tape length indicator (Z pg. 62, 63).
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.
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DIGITAL STILL CAMERA (D.S.C.) SHOOTING
LENS COVER Open/Close Ring
SNAPSHOT Button
System
Select Switch
When shooting a still image, it is not recorded onto the
tape, but it is stored in the camcorder's built-in memory in
the selected Picture Mode. A stored still image data can be
transferred to a PC, saved, and processed using a Paint
Software program (Z pg. 45).
A still image processed on the PC can be also inserted
onto a tape (Z pg. 55).
MODE SELECTION
1
Turn the LENS COVER Open/Close Ring to open the
lens cover, then set the System Select Switch to
“D.S.C.”. Set the Power Switch to “PRO.”. The power
lamp lights and an image appears.
2
3
To select the Picture Mode, perform steps 2 and 3 of
“OPERATION” on pg. 22.
4
The Menu Screen reappears with the highlight bar on
“RETURN”. Press the Select Wheel again to close the
Menu Screen.
Select Wheel
Power Switch
MENU Button
Display
T E L E MACRO
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SNAPSHOT Menu
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P I N – UP
MU L T I – 4
MU L T I – 9
STILL IMAGE STORAGE
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Normal Screen
P
Snapshot mode
Rotate the Select Wheel to move the highlight bar to
“SNAPSHOT”, and press it. The SNAPSHOT Menu
appears.
Rotate the Select Wheel to move the highlight bar to
the appropriate mode among the 4 Snapshot modes
(Z pg. 21), and press it. Selection is complete.
Press SNAPSHOT.
•Regardless of the Power Switch position (“AUTO”
or “PRO.”), Snapshot recording takes place using
the selected Snapshot mode.
•A still image is stored in the built-in memory and
displayed for approx. 2 seconds. While the still
image remains displayed, that image is in the
process of being stored in memory, and it is
therefore impossible to take another shot during that
time. When the still image disappears and the scene
you are currently aimed at appears on the screen,
you may take another shot.
•The remaining number of shots available is
displayed.
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STD 3 4
Remaining number
of shots
60
59
0
1
(Blinking)
Pictrue mode
display
FULL*
(Snapshot mode
with no frame)
PIN-UP*
(Pin-Up mode)
MULTI-4 **
(Multi-Analyzer 4)
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NOTES:
● The remaining number of shots varies according to the
selected Picture Mode. In the “STANDARD” mode,
twice as many still images can be shot as in the “FINE”
mode.
● Some sample images have been stored in the built-in
memory at the factory. If you wish to delete them, first
remove the “Protect” function ( Z pg. 49), then perform
the “Delete” function ( Z pg. 50).
● When the Power Switch is set to “AUTO”, it is not
possible to select the Snapshot mode. You can use the
Snapshot mode you selected in the “PRO.” mode.
● If a Snapshot is taken while the camcorder is in the
WIDE mode ( Z pg. 31), the Snapshot image is
recorded without the black bars at the top and bottom of
the screen.
● When the remaining number indicator displays “0”
(blinking), it is not possible to continue storing pictures
until you delete some shots to make room for new ones.
Perform “DELETE” function in the Menu Screen to
remove pictures you do not need ( Z pg. 50).
● When SNAPSHOT is pressed with the System Select
Switch set to “VIDEO”, the picture is stored in the
camcorder's built-in memory (in the Snapshot mode
selected in the “VIDEO” system) and also onto the tape
(if a tape is in the camcorder) ( Z pg. 23).
● When you shoot in a dark environment, the still image
will become coarse and its true colors will be lost.
* There is a momentary camera shutter-type blackout
together with the image.
** Continuous camera shutter-type blackout takes place 4
or 9 times with the image, like serial photography, then
the 4 or 9 still images you took are displayed.
MULTI-9**
(Multi-Analyzer 9)
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FEATURE: Picture Mode Setting
PURPOSE:
System
Select Switch
Select Wheel
Power Switch
MENU Button
There are two image settings you can choose from
when storing in the camcorder's memory: FINE and
STANDARD. FINE allows you to shoot up to approx.
30 still images in a format based on JPEG (Joint
Photographic Experts Group). Since the quality of
image is better than “STANDARD”, “FINE” is more
suitable for post-production on a PC. “STANDARD”
allows you to shoot up to approx. 60 still images in a
format based on JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts
Group). Since in this mode, twice as many still images
can be shot as in the “FINE” mode, select this mode
when you wish to shoot many still images.
OPERATION:
Display
T E L E MACRO
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T A P E L E NG TH
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S NA P S HO T
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Normal Screen
Menu Screen
1) Set the System Select Switch to “D.S.C.”. Set the
Power Switch to “PRO.”.
2) Press MENU. The Menu Screen appears.
3) Rotate the Select Wheel to move the highlight bar to
“PICTURE”, and press it. The PICTURE Menu
appears.
Rotate the Select Wheel to move the highlight bar to
“FINE” or “STANDARD”, and press it. Selection is
complete.
4) The Menu Screen reappears with the highlight bar
on “RETURN”. Press the Select Wheel again to close
the Menu Screen.
NOTES:
● The picture mode’s factory-preset is STANDARD.
● To store the still images you shot, we recommend that
you transfer them to a computer and save them on disk
( Z pg. 45), or transfer them to a VCR connected to the
camcorder and record them onto a tape.
● When the Power Switch is set to “CAMERA” (“AUTO”
or “PRO.”) 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.
When you use the LCD monitor outdoors in direct
sunlight, the LCD monitor may be difficult to see. If this
happens, use the viewfinder instead.
● The Picture Mode can be switched to either “FINE”or
“STANDARD”. Since the remaining number of shots
available depends on the selected Picture Mode,
switching the Picture Mode will vary this number.
RECORDING Basic Features
LENS COVER Open/Close Ring
SNAPSHOT Button
System
Select Switch
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Snapshot
This interesting feature lets you record two types of digital
still images that look like photographs onto a tape, as well
as keeping them in the camcorder’s built-in memory. It is a
great way to spice up footage of events such as parties,
weddings and graduations.
SNAPSHOT MODE SELECTION
1
Turn the LENS COVER Open/Close Ring to open the
lens cover, and set the System Select Switch to
“VIDEO”. Set the Power Switch to “PRO.”
The power lamp lights and the camcorder enters
Record-Standby mode.
2
Press MENU. The Menu Screen appears.
Rotate the Select Wheel to move the highlight bar to
“SNAPSHOT”, and press it. The SNAPSHOT Menu
appears.
Rotate the Select Wheel to move the highlight bar to
“FULL” or “PIN-UP”, and press it. Selection is
complete.
3
The Menu Screen reappears with the highlight bar on
“RETURN”. Then press the Select Wheel to close the
Menu Screen.
Select Wheel
Power Switch
MENU Button
Display
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SNAPSHOT RECORDING
SNAPSHOT
1
Display (ex. Pin-Up)
1
2
3
4
5
FULL
(Snapshot mode
with no frame)
PIN-UP
(Pin-Up mode)
Press SNAPSHOT.
•Regardless of the Power Switch position (“AUTO”
or “PRO.”), Snapshot recording takes place using
the selected Snapshot mode.
•A still image is recorded onto the tape and into the
camcorder’s built-in memory.
•First there is a momentary camera shutter-type
blackout together with the sound effect of a shutter
closing, then a still image appears. The scene you
are currently aimed at starts in the center of a black
screen and wipes in toward the corners.
The screen changes as shown in the illustrations 1
to 5 and the screens 1 to 5 are recorded onto the
tape in the selected mode. Only the still image 3 is
stored in the built-in memory in the selected mode,
then the camcorder resumes normal recording.
If you press during Record-Standby mode . . .
.... the screens 1 to 3 are recorded onto the tape in
the selected mode. Then the camcorder re-enters
the Record-Standby mode.
NOTES:
● When the remaining number indicator displays “0”
(blinking), the still image will be recorded onto the tape
but not in the built-in memory. If you wish to store a still
image in the built-in memory, Z pg. 50.
● The Picture Mode can be switched to either “FINE” or
“STANDARD”. Since the remaining number of shots
available depends on the selected Picture Mode,
switching the Picture Mode will vary this number.
● If SNAPSHOT is pressed with the System Select Switch
set to “D.S.C.”, Z pg. 20.
● Image data stored in the camcorder’s built-in memory
can be transferred to a Windows® PC and saved using
the provided image transfer software, Picture Navigator
( Z pg. 45). The image data transferred to a Windows®
PC can also be further processed using Mr. Photo Gold.
● If a snapshot is taken while the camcorder is in the
WIDE mode ( Z pg. 31), the snapshot image is recorded
without the black bars at the top and bottom of the
screen.
● When a Snapshot is taken in a dark environment, the
still image recorded onto the tape and stored in memory
will become coarse and its true colors will be lost.
● The Snapshot mode can also be used during playback.
However, only the Full mode is available regardless of
the Snapshot mode setting, and the shutter sound is not
heard.
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FEATURE: Quick Review (for scenes
recorded onto a tape)
RETAKE
(2/3)
Button
PURPOSE:
To check the end of the last recording.
OPERATION:
Stop (5) Button
Play/Pause (4/6) Button
1) Set the System Select Switch to “VIDEO”, then set the
Power Switch to “CAMERA” (“AUTO” or “PRO.”).
2) Press 2 and release quickly during the Record–
Standby mode.
n Tape is rewound for approx. 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: Quick Review (for still
images stored in the
built-in memory)
PURPOSE:
To check the still image most recently stored in the
built-in memory.
OPERATION:
1) Set the System Select Switch to “D.S.C.”, then set the
Power Switch to “CAMERA” (“AUTO” or “PRO.”).
2) Press 2 and release quickly.
n The still image is displayed for approx. 3 seconds.
The message “DELETE OK? PRESS PLAY BUTTON”
appears.
To remove the still image you have checked (Instant
Delete) . . .
1) Press 4/6. The still image is deleted.
To cancel, press 5.
FEATURE: Retake
PURPOSE:
To re-record certain segments.
OPERATION:
1) Make sure the camcorder is in the Record–Standby
mode.
2) Press and hold either RETAKE to reach the start point
for new recording. Pressing 3 forwards the tape
and pressing 2 reverses it.
3) Press the Recording Start/Stop Button to start
recording.
NOTE:
Noise bars appear and pictures may become
monochrome or darken during Retake. This is normal.
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FEATURE: Video Light
PURPOSE:
To brighten the scene when natural lighting is too dim.
OPERATION:
LIGHT OFF/AUTO/ON Switch
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 (11-13/16") 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.
Set LIGHT OFF/AUTO/ON as required:
OFF : Turns off the light.
AUTO : Automatically turns on the light when the
camcorder senses insufficient lighting on the
subject.
ON
: Always keeps the light on as long as the
camcorder is turned on.
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. 38) 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 LIGHT OFF/AUTO/ON is set to “AUTO”:
• Depending on the lighting conditions, the video
light may keep turning on and off. In this case,
manually switch the light on or off using LIGHT
OFF/AUTO/ON.
• While the “Sports” or “High Speed Shutter” mode
( Z pg. 29) is engaged, the light is likely to stay on.
• While the “Twilight” mode ( Z pg. 29) is engaged,
the light will not activate.
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RECORDING Advanced Features
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Fade/Wipe Effects
These effects let you make pro-style scene transitions.
Fade- or wipe-in works at recording start, and fade- or
wipe-out works at recording end or when you enter
Record–Standby mode.
EFFECT
Button
System Select
Switch
Power Switch
1
2
Set the System Select Switch to “VIDEO”, and set the
Power Switch to “PRO.”.
3
4
Press the Recording Start/Stop Button to activate fadein/out or wipe-in/out.
Recording Start/Stop Button
Press EFFECT repeatedly until the desired mode’s
name and indication appear.
They are displayed for approx. 2 seconds, then the
name disappears so that only the indication remains.
The effect is reserved.
3
To cancel a fade or wipe, press EFFECT repeatedly
until “OFF” appears.
“OFF” is displayed for approx. 2 seconds and the
fade/wipe standby mode is canceled.
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 center.
SLIDE (Wipe)
A black screen moves in from the left to gradually cover
the image, or a new image moves in from right to left.
DOOR (Wipe)
NOTES:
● Pressing and holding the Recording Start/Stop
Button allows you to vary the length for the
image during fade in/out or wipe in/out.
● The screen becomes slightly reddish when
the Fade/Wipe is used with Sepia ( Z pg. 29).
● Even if you start shooting with the Fade/Wipe
indication displayed during Digital Still
Camera Shooting, the Fade/Wipe does not
function.
Wipes in as the two halves of a black screen open to the
left and right, revealing the scene, or wipes out and the
black screen reappears from left and right to cover the
scene.
CW:CORNER (Wipe)
Wipes in on a black screen from the upper right to the
lower left corner, or wipes out from lower left to upper
right, leaving a black screen.
WW:WINDOW (Wipe)
The next scene gradually wipes in from the center of the
screen toward the corners, covering the previous scene.
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Program AE With Special Effects
P.AE
Button
System Select
Switch
Power Switch
1
2
Set the System Select Switch to “D.S.C.” or “VIDEO”,
and set the Power Switch to “PRO.”.
3
To cancel the effect, press P.AE repeatedly until “OFF”
appears. “OFF” is displayed for approx. 2 seconds.
Press P.AE repeatedly until the desired mode’s name
and indication appear.
They are displayed for approx. 2 seconds, then the
name disappears so that only the indication remains.
The mode is activated.
NOTES:
● Only one mode can be engaged at a time.
● The screen becomes slightly reddish when the Fade/
Wipe ( Z pg. 28) 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
color may be adversely affected if the subject is lit by
alternating discharge-type light sources such as
flourescent or mercury-vapor lights.
SEPIA
The scene being shot is recorded in sepia-tinted
(reddish-brown) monochrome, giving the effect of
an older movie. Use together with Wide (Z pg. 31)
for the authentic look of a classic Hollywood
movie.
SPORTS
High shutter speed clearly captures fast-moving
action.
ND:ND EFFECT
A black mist darkens the picture, as when an ND
filter is used. Helps to counter the effects of glare on
the subject.
FG:FOG
Makes the picture look misty white, as when an
external fog filter is attached to the lens. Softens the
image and gives it a “fantasy” look.
TWILIGHT
Dusk, twilight scenery, fireworks, etc., look more
natural and dramatic. The following happens when
Twilight mode is selected:
•Auto gain control is turned off.
•White Balance is set to “
:FINE” (day mode),
but can also be manually changed to another
mode (Z pg. 38).
•Auto Focus becomes available only in the range of
10 m (32 ft.) to infinity. To focus when the subjectto-camera distance is less than 10 m (32 ft.), use
manual focusing (Z pg. 37).
S1/2000 (1/2000 sec. High Speed
Shutter)
Captures faster action than Sports mode.
NEGA POSI
The colors of a picture are reversed.
NEGA POSI mode
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RECORDING Advanced Features (cont.)
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Using Menus For Detailed Adjustment
This camcorder is equipped with an easy-to-use,
on-screen menu system that simplifies many of the more
detailed camcorder settings.
System Select Switch
Select Wheel
T A P E L E NG TH
4BACK
R E C T I ME
I N T . T I ME
T I T L E L ANG .
DA T E / T I ME
J L I P I D NO .
D EMO MOD E
2
Menu access depends on the function you select.
If you select the functions from the “Menu Screen
Available Using The Select Wheel” described on
pg. 31 . . .
.... press the Select Wheel. The Menu Screen
appears.
If you select the functions from the “Menu Screen
Available Using The MENU Button” described on
pg. 31 and 32 . . .
.... press MENU. The Menu Screen appears.
3
Rotate the Select Wheel to place the highlight bar on
the desired function.
•To go from Menu Screen 1 to Menu Screen 2, rotate
the Select Wheel to “NEXT” and press it. To go back
to Menu Screen 1 from Menu Screen 2, rotate the
Select Wheel to “BACK”, and press it.
•To return to the previous setting, place the highlight
bar on “RETURN”, then go to step 6.
4
Press the Select Wheel. The setting procedure
depends on the function you select.
If you select “FOCUS”, “EXPOSURE”, “M.W.B.” or
“DATE/ TIME”. . .
.... see respective pages (FOCUS: Z pg. 37,
EXPOSURE: Z pg. 36, M.W.B.: Z pg. 38,
DATE/TIME: Z pg. 13) and perform each
procedure from step 4.
If you select “JLIP ID NO.” . . .
.... rotate the Select Wheel until the desired number
appears, and press it. Then rotate the Select
Wheel to move the highlight bar to “EXIT”.
If you select any other functions . . .
.... rotate the Select Wheel to move the highlight bar
to the desired setting.
•To return to the previous setting, place the
highlight bar on “EXIT”.
5
6
Press the Select Wheel. The Menu Screen reappears
with the highlight bar on “RETURN”.
Menu Screen 1
ON
OF F
ON
T30
OF F
OF F
E NG L I SH
Menu Screen 2
06
OF F
4R E T URN
T I T L E LANG.
E NG L I S H
F R E NCH
S P AN I S H
POR T UGU E SE
Setting Menu
(ex. TITLE LANG.)
EX I T
4BACK
R E C T I ME
I N T . T I ME
T I T L E L ANG .
DA T E / T I ME
J L I P I D NO .
D EMO MOD E
The operation system depends on the function you
wish to select.
Set the System Select Switch to “VIDEO” or “D.S.C.”
according to each function’s “*/**” explanation
described at the bottom of pages 31 and 32, and set
the Power Switch to “PRO.”.
MENU Button
Display
(ex. Menu Screen available using the MENU Button)
4N E X T
D . Z OOM
T E L E MACRO
1
OF F
OF F
F R E NCH
06
OF F
4R E T URN
Normal Screen
NOTE:
No menu functions except “FOCUS” and
“EXPOSURE” are available while in the Record
mode.
Press the Select Wheel. The normal screen reappears.
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MENU SCREEN EXPLANATIONS
Menu Screen Available Using The Select Wheel
FOCUS
EXPOSURE
Refer to “Focusing” (Z pg. 37).
Refer to “Exposure Control” (Z pg. 36).
M.W.B.
Refer to “White Balance Adjustment” and “Manual White Balance Operation”
(Z pg. 38).
WIDE
OFF
Does not display black bars.
ON
Allows you to record black bars at the top and bottom of the screen
to produce a cinema-like “wide-screen” effect. If a snapshot
(Z pg. 20, 23) is taken while the camcorder is in the WIDE
mode, the snapshot image is recorded without the black bars at
the top and bottom of the screen.
MAX
To record a subject in a darkly lit environment, when it is more
convenient to shoot the subject with a brighter image even if the
picture becomes slightly coarse.
NORMAL
To record a subject in a dimly lit environment, when it is more
convenient to shoot with a less coarse picture although the
subject becomes slightly dark. This setting is suitable for
measuring sensitivity conforming to EIA-639 (EIA* Standard for
Low Light Sensitivity Measurement).
*EIA : Electronic Industries Alliance
OFF
Allows you to shoot dark scenes with no picture brightness
adjustment.
S.LX
TITLE*
Allows you to superimpose one of eight preset titles (Z pg. 33).
DATE/TIME
DISP.*
Makes the date/time settings appear in the camcorder or on a connected monitor
(Z pg. 33).
Menu Screen Available Using The MENU Button
This Menu Screen cannot be accessed while recording.
D. ZOOM
TELE MACRO
ON
Allows you to use the Digital Zoom. By digitally processing and
magnifying images, zooming is possible from 16X (the optical
zoom limit), to a maximum of 450X digital magnification.
OFF
Digital Zoom is not available. Only optical zoom (maximum
16x magnification) can function. When set to “OFF” during
Digital Zoom, zoom magnification changes to 16X.
OFF
Usually the distance to a subject where the lens is in focus
depends on the zoom magnification. Unless there is a distance of
more than 1 m (3.25 ft.) 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
(23-5/8").
• Depending on the zoom position, the lens may go out of focus.
ON
* Activated only with the System Select Switch set to “VIDEO”. If the System Select Switch is set to “D.S.C.”,
this function will not be activated although the highlight bar will move on the Menu Screen like the setting
procedure.
Functions listed without an asterisk are available with the System Select Switch set to either “D.S.C.” or
“VIDEO”.
: Factory-preset
CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE
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RECORDING
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Menu Screen Available Using The MENU Button (cont.)
Advanced Features (cont.)
S-VHS***
(S-VHS ET***)
ON
Records in S-VHS on a VHS or S-VHS cassette (Z pg. 15).
OFF
Records in VHS on a VHS or S-VHS cassette (Z pg. 15).
TAPE LENGTH*
Allows you to set the tape length depending on the tape used (Z pg. 14).
PICTURE**
SNAPSHOT
Refer to “Picture Mode Setting” (Z pg. 22).
FULL
PIN-UP
MULTI-4
MULTI-9
Displayed with the System Select Switch set to either “VIDEO”
(Z pg. 23) or “D.S.C.” (Z pg. 21).
Displayed only with the System Select Switch set to “D.S.C.”
(Z pg. 21).
REC TIME*
Refer to “Animation” (Z pg. 34) and “Time-Lapse” (Z pg. 35).
INT. TIME
Refer to “Time-Lapse” (Z pg. 35).
TITLE LANG.*
Allows you to select the language (ENGLISH, FRENCH, SPANISH or PORTUGUESE)
of Instant Titles (Z pg. 33).
DATE/TIME
Allows you to set the current date and time (Z pg. 13).
JLIP ID NO.
This number is necessary when connecting the camcorder to a device such as a computer
using the J terminal (JLIP). The numbers range from 01 to 99. Factory setting is 06.
DEMO MODE*
ON
Demonstrates certain functions such as Fade/Wipe, etc. When
“DEMO MODE” is set to “ON” and the Menu Screen is closed,
the demonstration starts.
Operating the Power Zoom Lever during the demonstration
stops the demonstration temporarily. If the Power Zoom Lever is
not moved for more than 1 minute after that, the demonstration
will resume.
NOTE:
When a tape whose Erase Protection tab is in the position that
allows recording is loaded in the camcorder, demonstration is
not available.
OFF
Automatic demonstration will not take place.
* Activated only with the System Select Switch set to “VIDEO”. If the System Select Switch is set to “D.S.C.”,
this function will not be activated although the highlight bar will move on the Menu Screen like the setting
procedure.
** Activated only with the System Select Switch set to “D.S.C.”. If the System Select Switch is set to “VIDEO”,
this function will not be activated although the highlight bar will move on the Menu Screen like the setting
procedure.
Functions listed without */** are available with the System Select Switch set to either “D.S.C.” or “VIDEO”.
*** S-VHS ET is displayed when a VHS cassette is loaded, and S-VHS is displayed when an S-VHS cassette is
loaded (Z pg. 15). If a cassette is not loaded, “S-VHS” will be displayed in the Menu Screen.
S-VHS ET is preset to “OFF”.
: Factory-preset
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Date/Time Insert
Allows you to display the date and time in the
camcorder or on a connected color monitor, as
well as to record them manually or
automatically.
You should have already performed the Date/
Time Setting procedure (Z pg. 13).
System
Select Switch
Select Wheel
Power Switch
DEC 2 5 . 9 9
AUTO DATE
DEC 25. 99
(DATE)
AM 10 : 25 : 00
(TIME)
DEC 25. 99 AM 10 : 25 : 00
(DATE&TIME)
No indication
(OFF)
Instant Titles
The camcorder has eight preset titles in
memory. You can superimpose one of them
over the video image.
Instant Titles can be displayed not only in
English but also in French, Spanish and
Portuguese. Change the setting in TITLE LANG.
in the Menu Screen. (Z pg. 30, 32).
T I TLE
OF F
HA P P Y B I R T HDA Y
OUR V ACA T I ON
ME RR Y CHR I S TMA S
A S P E C I A L DA Y
HA P P Y HO L I DA Y S
OUR N EW BAB Y
WE DD I NG DA Y
CONGRA T U L A T I ON S
EX I T
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1
2
3
Set the System Select Switch to “VIDEO”, and set the
Power Switch to “PRO.”.
4
Rotate the Select Wheel to move the highlight bar to
the desired mode, then press it. The desired mode is
activated.
5
The Menu Screen reappears with the highlight bar on
“RETURN”. Press the Select Wheel to close the Menu
Screen.
Press the Select Wheel to display the Menu Screen.
Rotate the Select Wheel to move the highlight bar to
“DATE/TIME DISP.” while in Record-Standby, then
press it to display the Date/Time DISP. Menu.
NOTES:
DISPLAY
● The selected display can be recorded.
● If you do not want to record the display, select the OFF
mode before shooting.
● Even if you shoot with the date/time displayed during
Digital Still Camera Shooting, they will not be recorded.
AUTO DATE
● Your camcorder automatically records the date for about
5 seconds after recording is initiated in the following
situations:
• After changing the date.
• After loading a cassette.
• After Auto Date Record mode is selected by rotating
the Select Wheel.
● In this mode, the date is replaced after 5 seconds with
“AUTO DATE” but this is not recorded.
1
2
3
Set the System Select Switch to “VIDEO”, and set the
Power Switch to “PRO.”.
4
Rotate the Select Wheel to move the highlight bar to
the desired mode, then press it. The desired mode is
activated.
•To make the title indication disappear, select “OFF”.
5
The Menu Screen reappears with the highlight bar on
“RETURN”. Press the Select Wheel to close the Menu
Screen.
Press the Select Wheel to display the Menu Screen.
Rotate the Select Wheel to move the highlight bar to
“TITLE” while in Record-Standby, then press it to
display the TITLE Menu.
NOTES:
● Even if you shoot with the Title displayed during Digital Still Camera Shooting, this is not recorded.
● The selected title will remain until OFF is selected in the TITLE Menu.
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RECORDING Advanced Features (cont.)
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Animation
You can give stationary scenes or objects an illusion of
movement. This function allows you to shoot a series of
pictures, each slightly different, of the same object for a
brief period of time.
System
Select Switch
Select Wheel
Recording
Start/Stop Button
MENU Button
Display
REC T I ME
NOTES:
Before performing the following steps, make sure that:
● The System Select Switch is set to “VIDEO”.
● The Power Switch is set to “PRO.”.
● The camcorder is in the Record-Standby mode.
● The recording mode is set to “SP”.
1
2
Press MENU. The Menu Screen appears.
3
Press the Recording Start/Stop Button after focusing
on the subject. The recording stops automatically
after the selected period of time.
4
5
Repeat step 3 for the desired number of pictures.
REC TIME Menu
OF F
1/4 S
1/2 S
1 S
5 S
EX I T
1S
Recording time
indicator
REC TIME indication on the normal screen
Rotate the Select Wheel to move the highlight bar to
“NEXT” in Menu Screen 1 and press it to display
Menu Screen 2. Then, move the highlight bar to
“REC TIME” and press it. The REC TIME Menu
appears. Rotate the Select Wheel to move the
highlight bar to the desired recording time, then press
it. The Menu Screen reappears with the highlight bar
on “RETURN”. Press the Select Wheel again to close
the Menu Screen.
To release the Animation mode, set “REC TIME” in
the Menu screen to “OFF”.
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Time-Lapse
You can record sequentially at preset time spans. Leaving
the camcorder aimed at a specific subject, you can record
subtle changes over an extended period of time.
System
Select Switch
NOTES:
Before performing the following steps, make sure that:
● The System Select Switch is set to “VIDEO”.
● The Power Switch is set to “PRO.”.
● The camcorder is in the Record-Standby mode.
● The recording mode is set to “SP”.
Select Wheel
Recording
Start/Stop Button
MENU Button
1
2
Press MENU. The Menu Screen appears.
3
Rotate the Select Wheel to move the highlight bar to
“INT. TIME”, then press it. The INT. TIME Menu
appears. Rotate the Select Wheel to move the
highlight bar to the desired interval time, then press it.
The Menu Screen reappears with the highlight bar on
“RETURN”. Press the Select Wheel again to close the
Menu Screen.
4
5
Press the Recording Start/Stop Button. Recording and
intervals alternate automatically.
Display
REC T I ME
REC TIME Menu
OF F
1/4 S
1/2 S
1 S
5 S
EX I T
I NT .
T I ME
INT. TIME Menu
OF F
15 S
30 S
1 MI N
5 MI N
EX I T
1 5S
1S
Interval time
indicator
Recording time
indicator
INT. TIME and REC TIME indications on the normal
screen
Rotate the Select Wheel to move the highlight bar to
“NEXT” in Menu Screen 1 and press it. Menu Screen
2 appears with the highlight bar on “REC TIME” and
press it. The REC TIME Menu appears. Rotate the
Select Wheel to move the highlight bar to the desired
recording time, then press it. The Menu Screen
reappears.
To release the Time-Lapse mode, when “
” is not
displayed, press the Recording Start/Stop Button to
display “
”, then set “REC TIME” and
“INT. TIME” in the Menu Screen to “OFF”.
NOTES (for Animation and Time-Lapse):
● For best results, make sure the camcorder is secured
when shooting in Animation or Time-Lapse mode.
● Fade- or wipe-in/out cannot be performed during
Animation or Time-Lapse shooting.
● Before performing other operations following Animation
or Time-Lapse recording, make sure the Animation or
Time-Lapse mode is deactivated.
● Animation and Time-Lapse are canceled when the
power is shut off or when the cassette is ejected.
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RECORDING Advanced Features (cont.)
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Exposure Control
This feature automatically adjusts the iris for the best
available picture quality, but you can override it and make
the adjustment manually. Manual exposure adjustment is
recommended in the following situations:
• When shooting using reverse lighting or when the
background is too bright.
• When shooting on a reflective natural background such
as at the beach or when skiing.
• When the background is overly dark or the subject light.
System
Select Switch
Select Wheel
Power Switch
Manual Exposure
Screen
00
Exposure control
level counter
1
2
3
Set the System Select Switch to “D.S.C.” or “VIDEO”,
and set the Power Switch to “PRO.”.
4
Rotate the Select Wheel to move the highlight bar to
“MANU”, then press it. The Menu Screen disappears
and “00” (exposure control level counter) appears.
5
To brighten the image, rotate the Select Wheel
upward. The exposure control level counter increases
(maximum +06).
To darken the image, rotate the Select Wheel
downward. The exposure control level counter
decreases (maximum –06).
6
Press the Select Wheel. The setting is complete. The
Menu Screen reappears with the highlight bar on
“RETURN”.
7
Press the Select Wheel. The Menu Screen disappears
and the exposure control level counter reappers to
indicate the exposure is adjusted.
To brighten the image
–06
–06
+06
To darken the image
Press the Select Wheel to display the Menu Screen.
Rotate the Select Wheel to move the highlight bar to
“EXPOSURE” and press it. The EXPOSURE Menu
appears.
NOTES:
● To return to the factory setting, select “AUTO” in step 4.
● To re-adjust exposure, repeat the procedure from step 2.
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Focus detection zone
37
Focusing
AUTO FOCUS
NOTES:
● If the lens is smeared or blurred, accurate
focusing is not possible. Keep the lens clean,
wiping with a piece of soft cloth if it gets
dirty. When condensation occurs, wipe with
a soft cloth or wait for it to dry naturally.
● When shooting a subject close to the lens,
zoom out first ( Z pg. 25). If zoomed in in
the auto focus mode, the camcorder could
automatically zoom out depending on the
distance between the camcorder and the
subject. This does not occur with “TELE
MACRO” ( Z pg. 31).
System
Select Switch
Select Wheel
The camcorder’s Full Range AF system offers continuous
shooting ability from close-up to infinity. However, correct
focus may not be obtainable in the situations listed below
(in these cases use manual focusing):
•When two subjects overlap in the same scene.
•When illumination is low.*
•When the subject has no contrast (difference in brightness and darkness), such as a flat, one-color wall, or a
clear, blue sky.*
•When a dark object is barely visible in the viewfinder.*
•When the scene contains minute patterns or identical
patterns that are regularly repeated.
•When the scene is affected by sunbeams or light
reflecting off the surface of a body of water.
•When shooting a scene with a high-contrast background.
” appears
* The low-contrast warning “
MANUAL FOCUS
If you are using the viewfinder, you should already have
made the necessary viewfinder adjustments ( Z pg. 17).
1
2
3
4
Set the System Select Switch to “D.S.C.” or “VIDEO”,
and set the Power Switch to “PRO.”.
5
To focus on a farther subject, rotate the Select Wheel
upward. “ ” appears and blinks.
To focus on a nearer subject, rotate the Select Wheel
downward. “ ” appears and blinks.
6
Press the Select Wheel. The setting is complete. The
Menu Screen reappears with the highlight bar on
“RETURN”.
7
Press the Select Wheel. The Menu Screen disppears
and “
” reappears to indicate the focus is locked.
Power Switch
Press the Select Wheel to display the Menu Screen.
Rotate the Select Wheel to move the highlight bar to
“FOCUS” and press it. The FOCUS Menu appears.
Rotate the Select Wheel to move the highlight bar to
“MANU”, then press it. The Menu Screen disappears
and “ ” and “ ” appear. The focus is locked at this
point.
NOTES:
● To return to Auto Focus, select “AUTO” in step 4.
● To re-adjust Manual Focus, repeat the procedure from step 2.
● Be sure to focus the lens in the maximum telephoto position when you use the Manual Focus mode. If you
focus in on a certain subject in the wide-angle position, sharply focused images cannot be obtained when
zoomed in because the depth-of-field is reduced at longer focal lengths.
● When the focus level cannot be adjusted any farther or closer, “ ” or “ ” will blink.
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RECORDING Advanced Features (cont.)
White Balance Adjustment
Manual White Balance Operation
A term that refers to the correctness of color
reproduction under various lighting. If the white
balance is correct, all other colors will be accurately
reproduced.
The white balance is usually adjusted automatically.
However, more advanced camcorder operators
control this function manually to achieve a more
professional color/tint reproduction.
Perform Manual White Balance when shooting under
various types of lighting.
1
2
3
Set the System Select Switch to “D.S.C.” or
“VIDEO”, and set the Power Switch to “PRO.”.
4
Rotate the Select Wheel to move the highlight
bar to the desired setting.
“AUTO”
White balance is adjusted automatically (factory
preset).
“
: FINE”
Outdoors on a sunny day.
“
: CLOUD”
Outdoors on a cloudy day.
“
: HALOGEN”
A video light or similar type of lighting is used.
“MWB”
White balance is set manually.
5
Press MENU. The Menu Screen appears.
Rotate the Select Wheel to move the highlight
bar to “M.W.B.”, then press it. The Menu Screen
disappears and the M.W.B. Menu appears.
Press the Select Wheel. The Menu Screen
reappears with the highlight bar on “RETURN”.
Press the Select Wheel again to close the Menu
Screen.
To Return To Automatic White Balance . . .
.... select “AUTO” in step 4. Or set the Power
Switch to “AUTO”.
NOTE:
White balance cannot be used when Sepia
( Z pg. 29) is activated.
1
2
Follow steps 1 through 4 of the white balance
adjustment, and select “MWB”.
3
Press the Select Wheel until “MWB” begins
blinking.
When the setting is completed, “MWB” stops
blinking, and the Menu Screen reappears with
the highlight bar on “RETURN”.
4
Press the Select Wheel again to close the Menu
Screen.
Hold a sheet of plain white paper in front of the
subject. Adjust zoom or position yourself so that
the white paper fills the screen.
System Select Switch
White paper
Select Wheel
Power Switch
MENU Button
To Change The Tint For Recording . . .
.... in step 2, substitute colored paper for white. The
white balance is adjusted based on the color,
changing the tint. Red paper = deeper green;
blue paper = orange; yellow paper = deeper
purple.
NOTES:
● In step 2, it may be difficult to focus on the white
paper. In such a case, adjust focus manually
( Z pg. 37).
● A subject can be shot under various types of
lighting conditions indoors (natural, flourescent,
candlelight, etc.). Because the color temperature is
different depending on the light source, the subject
tint will differ depending on the white balance
settings. Use this function for a more natural result.
● Once you adjust white balance manually, the
setting is retained even if the power is turned off or
the battery removed.
VIDEO PLAYBACK Basic Playback
Power Zoom Lever (VOL.)
Speaker
Select Wheel
(BRIGHT)
Set to “PLAY”.
Set to “VIDEO”.
Rewind (2) Button
Fast-Forward (3) Button
Play/Pause (4/6) Button
Stop (5) Button
1
2
EN
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Load a tape (Z pg. 12).
Set the System Select Switch to “VIDEO”, then set the
Power Switch to “PLAY”. To start playback, press
4/6.
•To stop playback, press 5.
•Press 2 to rewind, or 3 to fast-forward the tape
during Stop mode.
NOTES:
● The camcorder shuts off automatically after about
5 minutes in Stop mode. To turn on again, set the Power
Switch to “OFF”, then to “PLAY”.
● When the Power Switch is set to “PLAY” and the LCD
monitor is opened at an angle of 60 degrees or more, the
LCD monitor switches on and the viewfinder switches
off automatically to save power.
● The playback picture can be viewed in the viewfinder
(with the LCD monitor shut), on the LCD monitor or on
a connected TV ( Z pg. 42, 43).
● 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.
LCD Monitor Brightness Adjustment: Rotate
the Select Wheel (BRIGHT) towards “+” to brighten, or
towards “–” to darken.
● The Bright Level Indicator is displayed under the Date/
Time Display when you play back images recorded in
Wide Mode ( Z pg. 31).
Speaker Volume Control: Slide the Power
Zoom Lever (VOL.) towards “+” to turn up the volume,
or towards “–” to turn down the volume.
● The Speaker Volume Indicator is displayed under the
Date/Time Display when you play back images recorded
in Wide Mode ( Z pg. 31).
Still Playback: Pauses during playback.
1) Press 4/6 during playback.
2) To resume normal playback, press 4/6 again.
● If TBC ( Z pg. 40) is not engaged, noise bars will appear
and the picture will become monochrome during Still
Playback.
● If TBC is engaged, noise bars will not appear. This mode
is called Fine Still.
Shuttle Search: Allows high-speed search in either
direction.
1) Press 3 for forward or 2 for reverse search during
playback.
2) To resume normal playback, press 4/6.
● During playback, press and hold 2 or 3. The search
continues as long as you hold the button. Once you
release it, normal playback resumes.
● Noise bars appear and pictures may become monochrome or darken during Shuttle Search. This is normal.
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VIDEO PLAYBACK Features
EN
P.STABILIZER Button
EFFECT Button
P.AE Button
COUNTER R/M
Button
Set to “PLAY”.
Set to “VIDEO”.
Rewind (2) Button
Fast-Forward (3) Button
Play/Pause (4/6) Button
Stop (5) Button
CLASSIC FILM
Gives recorded scenes a strobe effect.
MONOTONE
Like classic black and white films, your
footage is shot in B/W. Used together with
the WIDE mode (Z pg. 31), it enhances
the “classic film” effect.
SEPIA
Recorded scenes have a brownish tint like
old photos. Combine this with the WIDE
mode for a classic look.
STROBE
Your recording looks like a series of
consecutive snapshots.
VIDEO ECHO
Adds a “ghost” to the subject, giving your
recording a “fantasy” feeling.
Tracking: Eliminates noise bars that appear on-screen
during playback. Factory-preset is Auto Tracking.
To activate Manual Tracking:
1) Press P.AE and EFFECT simultaneously. “MT” appears.
2) Press P.AE or EFFECT as many times as necessary until
the noise bars disappear.
● To return to Auto Tracking, press P.AE and EFFECT
simultaneously. “AT” blinks. When Auto Tracking
finishes, the indication disappears.
● When noise bars appear during playback, the
camcorder enters the Auto Tracking mode and “AT” is
displayed.
● Manual Tracking may not work with tapes recorded on
other VCRs or camcorders.
TBC (Time Base Corrector): Removes jitter from
fluctuating video signals to deliver a stable picture even
with old tapes. Factory-preset: TBC is engaged.
To activate/release the TBC mode, press P.STABILIZER
during playback for more than 1 second. When the TBC
mode is activated, “TBC” is displayed.
● The “TBC” indicator turns green (gray with a camcorder
equipped with a black/white viewfinder) while TBC is
working.
● TBC does not work during still playback and shuttle
search.
● The “TBC” indicator turns white while TBC is not
operative.
● It may take a few seconds before TBC actually starts
working.
● The picture may be distorted if the TBC mode is
activated or deactivated at the edit-in/-out points or
when normal playback resumes after still playback or
shuttle search.
● If the playback picture is distorted when TBC is set to
on, turn off TBC.
Counter Memory Function: Makes it easier to
locate a specific tape segment.
1) Press COUNTER R/M and hold for more than 1 second.
The counter resets to “0:00:00”.
2) Press COUNTER R/M for less than 1 second. “M”
appears.
3) After recording or playback, press 5, then 2. The tape
automatically stops at or close to 0:00:00.
4) Press 4/6 to start playback.
● The counter memory functions in the Fast-Forward and
Rewind modes.
● To disable the Counter Memory Function, press COUNTER R/M for less than 1 second so that “M” disappears.
Playback Special Effects: Allows you to add creative effects to the playback image.
1) Activate the TBC mode and Auto Tracking.
2) Press and hold P.AE for 1 second repeatedly until the desired mode’s name and indication appear. They are
displayed for approx. 2 seconds, then the name disappears so that only the indication remains. The effect is
reserved.
3) To cancel the effect, press P.AE repeatedly until “OFF” appears. “OFF” is displayed for approx. 2 seconds.
● Playback Special Effects do not work during shuttle search.
● The selected effect mode cannot be changed during still playback.
VIDEO PLAYBACK Using The Cassette Adapter
EN
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Cassette Adapter (VHS Playpak)
Use this to play back an S-VHS-C/VHS-C video cassette
recorded with this camcorder on a VHS VCR. It is fully
compatible with any S-VHS/VHS video cassette recorder.
The C-P7U adapter is battery powered and automatically
performs tape loading and unloading.
VCR
Compartment door
Sliding latch
Compact video cassette
Reels
Recording safety hole
1
Slide the battery cover up to remove it, install one
“AA (R6)” size battery as shown, then reattach the
cover.
2
Slide the latch to open the adapter compartment
door, then insert the cassette and close the compartment door.
3
4
Load the cassette adapter into the VCR and play the
tape back as you would any other.
Slide the latch and the compartment door opens
automatically. This may take around 10 seconds. Do
not attempt to force the adapter open. Then, insert
your finger in the hole on the underside of the
adapter as shown in the illustration at left, and push
up and remove the cassette.
NOTES:
● During tape loading and unloading, do not touch the
reels for safety and tape protection.
● Tapes recorded in S-VHS or S-VHS ET mode cannot be
played back on a regular VHS VCR. Playback is possible
with a VCR equipped with the S-VHS or SQPB (S-VHS
QUASI PLAYBACK) function.
● During special-effect playback (slow motion, still frame,
etc.), the picture may vibrate or noise bars may appear
on the screen.
● To record on a VCR using a compact cassette and the
adapter, cover the adapter’s recording safety hole with
adhesive tape.
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BASIC CONNECTIONS
EN
These are some basic types of connections. When making connections, refer also to your VCR and TV
instruction manuals.
A. Connection to a TV or VCR equipped with an S-VIDEO IN and A/V input
connectors
TV
To Audio
Output
Audio cable
(optional)
To AUDIO IN
S-Video cable (optional)
To S-Video Output
To TV or VCR
To S-VIDEO IN
Connector cover*
VCR
(Recording deck)
B. Connection to a TV or VCR equipped only with A/V input connectors
To Video
Output
Video cable
(optional)
TV
To
VIDEO IN
To TV or VCR
Audio cable (optional)
To Audio Output
Connector cover*
* When connecting the cables, open this cover.
To AUDIO IN
VCR
(Recording deck)
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Basic Connections
Tape Dubbing
1
2
Make sure all units are turned off.
1
2
Following the illustration on pg. 42, connect the
camcorder and the VCR.
3
4
5
Connect the VCR output to the TV input,
referring to your VCR’s instruction manual.
3
4
Engage the VCR’s AUX and Record-Pause
modes.
5
6
7
Press 4/6 on the camcorder and engage the
VCR’s Record mode.
Connect the camcorder to a TV or VCR as
shown in the illustration (Z pg. 42).
If using a VCR . . . go to step 3.
If not . . . go to step 4.
Turn on the camcorder, the VCR and the TV.
Set the VCR to its AUX input mode, and set the
TV to its VIDEO mode.
NOTES:
● It is recommended to use the AC Power Adapter/
Charger as the power supply instead of the battery
pack ( Z pg. 11).
● If your VCR has an S-Video input connector,
connect the camcorder and the VCR using an
optional S-Video cable. This can improve the
dubbed picture quality.
● To monitor the picture and sound from the
camcorder without inserting a tape, set the
camcorder’s Power Switch to “CAMERA” (“AUTO”
or “PRO.”), then set your TV to the appropriate
input mode.
● Make sure you adjust the TV sound volume to its
minimum level to avoid a sudden burst of sound
when the camcorder is turned on.
● If you have a TV or speakers that are not specially
shielded, do not place the speakers adjacent to the
TV as interference will occur in the camcorder
playback picture.
Set the camcorder’s Power Switch to “PLAY”,
turn on the VCR’s power, and insert the
appropriate cassettes in the camcorder and the
VCR.
Engage the camcorder’s Play mode to find a
spot just before the edit-in point. Once it is
reached, press 4/6 on the camcorder.
Engage the VCR’s Record-Pause mode and press
4/6 on the camcorder.
Repeat steps 4 through 6 for additional editing,
then stop the VCR and camcorder when
finished.
NOTE:
If you wish to dub still images recorded with the
System Select Switch set to “D.S.C.”, play back the
still images ( Z pg. 44 – 48) instead of doing the
above steps 4 thorough 6, engage the VCR's Record
mode and record them onto a tape.
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D.S.C. PLAYBACK Basic Playback
EN
Still images shot using this camcoder are automatically
numbered, then stored in numerical order in the built-in
memory. You can view the still images stored in memory,
one at a time, much like flipping through a photo album.
System
Select Switch
Next/Previous
Page (2/PAGE –
or 3/PAGE +)
Buttons
Power Switch
To move
the page next
Display
1
Set the System Select Switch to “D.S.C.”, and set the
Power Switch to “PLAY”. The power lamp lights and
a still image stored in memory is displayed.
•When no still image is stored in memory, the screen
becomes blue.
2
Press 3/PAGE+ or 2/PAGE– to select the still
image you want to view.
•Each time 2/PAGE– is pressed, the page goes
back, while each time 3/PAGE+ is pressed, the
page goes next.
•Even if you shoot a new picture after playing back a
still image with a low number, this will not
overwrite the existing picture because new pictures
are automatically stored after the still image most
recently stored in memory.
•If there are no stored images, “NO IMAGES
STORED” is displayed.
NOTES:
● 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 be viewed in the viewfinder
(with the LCD monitor shut), on the LCD moitor or on a
connected TV ( Z pg. 42).
● When viewing a playback picture on a connected TV, it
may jitter slightly.
● You can also view the playback picture on the LCD
monitor with it flipped over and retracted.
● To brighten the LCD monitor, rotate the Select Wheel
(BRIGHT) towards “+”. To darken the LCD monitor,
rotate it towards “–”.
To move
the page back
D.S.C. PLAYBACK Connection
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®
Connection To A Windows PC
Image data stored in the camcorder’s built-in memory can
be transferred to a Windows® PC and saved using the
provided image transfer software, Picture Navigator. The
image data transferred to a Windows® PC can also be
further processed using Mr. Photo Gold, and the still image
processed on the PC can be inserted onto a tape
(Z pg. 55).
To assure safety, make sure all units are turned off before
making any connection.
Set to
“D.S.C.”.
To DIGITAL
connector
PC connection cable
(provided)
For Windows®:
To COM Port
(RS-232C)
1
Connect the camcorder’s DIGITAL connector to the
COM Port (RS-232C) on a Windows® PC, using the
provided PC connection cable.
2
Set the System Select Switch to “D.S.C.”, then set the
Power Switch to “PLAY”. A still image stored in
memory appears.
•When transferring still images to a computer, be
sure that a still image is displayed on the screen.
3
Launch the provided software on your Windows® PC.
Transfer the still images stored in the camcorder’s
memory to the Windows® PC. Refer to the software’s
instruction manual on the provided CD-ROM for
details.
•During transfer of the still image, the camcorder’s
screen becomes blue and “
” is displayed. After transferring is finished, the screen
displays the same still image as in step 2.
4
Close the software, then switch off the camcorder.
NOTES:
● Before transferring still images from your personal computer to the camcorder’s built-in memory, perform the
camcorder’s Picture Mode Setting ( Z pg. 22). The still images will be transferred from the personal
computer in the selected Picture Mode.
● When transferring still images from your personal computer to the camcorder, make sure the number of
images to be transferred is smaller than the camcorder's remaining number of shots available.
● Use the AC Power Adapter/Charger as the power supply instead of the battery pack.
● The still images stored in the camcorder’s memory are not automatically removed after being transferred to
the PC. If you wish to remove those still images from the camcorder's memory, delete them ( Z pg. 50, 51).
● Windows® are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation, registered in the U.S.A. and other countries.
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D.S.C. PLAYBACK Advanced Features
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.
System
Select Switch
Select Wheel
Power Switch
1
2
3
Set the System Select Switch to “D.S.C.”, and set the
Power Switch to “PLAY”.
4
Press the Select Wheel. The setting menu of the
selected function appears. The setting procedure
depends on the function you select.
If you select “SLIDE SHOW ” . . .
.... a slide-show will start (Z pg. 47).
If you select any other functions . . .
.... see respective pages (INDEX: Z pg. 48,
PROTECT: Z pg. 49, DELETE: Z pg. 50, 51)
and do each procedure from step 4.
MENU Button
Display
Menu Screen
I ND E X
S L I D E S HOW
P RO T E C T
DE L E T E
4R E T URN
EXIT
< PROTECT >
01
02
03
04
05
06
I ND E X
S L I D E S HOW
P RO T E C T
DE L E T E
4R E T URN
Normal Screen
Setting Menu
(ex. PROTECT)
Press MENU. The Menu Screen appears.
Rotate the Select Wheel to place the highlight bar on
the desired function.
•To return to the previous setting, place the highlight
bar on “RETURN”, then press the Select Wheel.
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Menu Screen Explanations
Mode
Effect
INDEX
All still images stored in memory can be displayed six at a time. This mode is a
convenient way to look for the still image you want to view and to check the still
images you shot beforehand (Z pg. 48).
SLIDE SHOW
After doing steps 1 through 4 on pg. 46, you can run through all the still images
stored in memory automatically in numerical order. Each still image is displayed.
This mode is like a regular slide-show. If you wish to stop the slide-show, press the
Select Wheel twice.
PROTECT
Lets you protect selected still images from accidental erasure. Select a still image for
which you want to perform “Protect” to put a padlock mark next to it. A still image
with a padlock mark cannot be deleted. When selecting a still image to protect, you
can check six still images stored in memory at a time (Z pg. 49).
DELETE
Allows you to delete some still images already stored in memory (Z pg. 50).
CAUTION:
While “ENTER” is selected on the Delete Execute Menu and it is blinking, switching
off the camcorder or removing the power supply unit (battery pack or AC Power
Adapter/Charger) may cause the camcorder’s built-in memory to become corrupt.
Never remove the power supply unit at this stage.
SELECT
Allows you to check 6 still images stored in memory at a time, to select
the still images you want to delete.
ALL
Allows you to delete all the still images at once except protected
images.
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D.S.C. PLAYBACK Advanced Features (cont.)
EN
Index
You can view all still images stored in memory six at a
time. Use this mode when looking for a still image you
want to view and when checking the still images you shot
beforehand.
System
Select Switch
Select Wheel
Power Switch
MENU Button
Display
EXIT
< INDEX >
01
02
03
04
05
06
INDEX Menu
Playback Screen
1
2
3
4
Set the System Select Switch to “D.S.C.”, and set the
Power Switch to “PLAY”.
Press MENU. The Menu Screen appears.
Rotate the Select Wheel to move the highlight bar to
“INDEX” and press it. The “INDEX” Menu appears.
Rotate the Select Wheel to move the frame to the
desired still image, then press it. The one you selected
is displayed on the whole screen, then the screen
enters normal playback.
•On the Index Menu, 6 still images are displayed at a
time. When viewing the still images that follow the
6th one, rotate the Select Wheel to move the frame
from Index No. 1 to No. 6, and then rotate it further
downward. The frame is placed on the 7th still
image automatically. Images after the 7th one can
also be accessed in the same way.
•If the desired still image cannot be found, place the
highlight bar on “EXIT”, then press the Select Wheel
twice to exit the Menu.
NOTES:
● When moving the frame from the 7th still image back to
the 6th, rotate the Select Wheel upward to place the
highlight bar on “EXIT”, then rotate it further upward.
The frame is moved to the 6th still image. Perform the
same procedure for the 13th image.
● On the Index Menu, a star mark is displayed next to a
still image you shot in the FINE mode.
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Protect
This mode helps prevent accidental erasure of images. Put
a padlock mark next to the desired still image, and that still
image cannot be deleted.
System
Select Switch
Select Wheel
Power Switch
1
2
3
Set the System Select Switch to “D.S.C.”, and set the
Power Switch to “PLAY”.
4
Rotate the Select Wheel to move the frame to the
desired still image, then press it. The padlock mark
appears above the selected image. The “Protect”
function is set.
•On the Protect Menu, all still images are displayed
six at a time. To perform “Protect” for the still
images that come after the 6th one, rotate the Select
Wheel to move the frame from Index No. 1 to No.
6, then rotate it further downward. The frame is
placed automatically on the 7th still image. Images
after the 7th one can also be accessed in the same
way.
5
Rotate the Select Wheel upward to place the
highlight bar on “EXIT”, then press it twice. The
Menu Screen closes.
MENU Button
Display
EXIT
< PROTECT >
01
02
03
04
05
06
EXIT
PROTECT Menu
< PROTECT >
01
02
03
04
05
06
A padlock mark
appears.
Press MENU. The Menu Screen appears.
Rotate the Select Wheel to move the highlight bar to
“PROTECT”, and press it. The PROTECT Menu
appears.
•If you do not want to perform “Protect” for any still
image, go to step 5.
To remove “Protect” . . .
.... perform steps 1 through 3, rotate the Select Wheel to
move the frame to the desired still image with the
padlock mark, then press it. The padlock mark located
above the still image disappears and the image is no
longer protected. When finished removing protection,
perform step 5.
NOTES:
● To move the frame from Index No. 7 to 6, place the
highlight bar on “EXIT” by rotating the Select Wheel
upward. Rotate the Select Wheel further upward. The
frame is moved to the 6th still image automatically.
Perform the same procedure for still images that follow
the 13th one.
● On the Protect Menu, a star mark is displayed next to a
still image you shot in the FINE mode.
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D.S.C. PLAYBACK Advanced Features (cont.)
EN
Delete
When the memory in which still images are stored
becomes full, the number of remaining shots available
reaches “0” (blinking). In this situation it becomes
impossible to take your next shot. Delete some still images
already stored in memory to make room for new shots.
System
Select Switch
Select Wheel
Power Switch
MENU Button
Display
DELETE
1
2
3
4
Set the System Select Switch to “D.S.C.”, and set the
Power Switch to “PLAY”.
5
Rotate the Select Wheel to move the frame to the
desired still image, then press it. “ ” appears above
the selected still image. When you have finished
selecting all the desired still images, rotate the Select
Wheel upward to place the highlight bar on “NEXT”,
then press the Select Wheel.
•On the Delete Select Menu, the still images are
displayed six at a time. To delete the still images
that follow the 6th one, rotate the Select Wheel to
move the frame from No. 1 to No. 6, then rotate it
further downward. The frame is moved to the 7th
still image automatically. Perform the same
procedure for still images that follow the 7th one.
DELETE Menu
S E L E CT
AL L
In case of “ALL”
EX I T
< DELETE >
NEXT
01
02
03
04
05
06
Delete Select
Menu
In case of
“SELECT”
DELETE
CANC E L
EN T ER
EX I T
Menu Screen
Delete Execute
Menu
Press MENU. The Menu Screen appears.
Rotate the Select Wheel to move the highlight bar to
“DELETE”, and press it. The DELETE Menu appears.
Rotate the Select Wheel to move the highlight bar to
“SELECT” or “ALL”, then press it.
To select a still image by checking the still images
stored in memory . . .
.... select “SELECT”. The Delete Select Menu
appears. Go to step 5.
To delete all the still images stored in memory at
once without checking them . . .
.... select “ALL”. The Delete Execute Menu appears.
Go to step 6.
To quit the Delete Mode . . .
.... rotate the Select Wheel to place the highlight bar
on “EXIT”, then press it twice.
EN
In case of “SELECT”
NEXT
< DELETE >
01
02
03
04
05
06
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6
Rotate the Select Wheel to move the highlight bar to
“CANCEL” or “ENTER”, then press it.
•“CANCEL” does not delete the selected still images
and the screen returns to the Menu Screen.
•“ENTER” deletes the selected still images. While
“ENTER” blinks, they are in the process of being
deleted from memory. After deleting is finished, the
screen returns to the Menu Screen.
7
Press the Select Wheel again to exit the Menu Screen.
CAUTION:
If you check the remaining still images on
INDEX Menu after deleting . . .
EXIT
01
04
< INDEX >
02
05
03
06
While “ENTER” is selected on the Delete
Execute Menu and it is blinking, switching off
the camcorder or removing the power supply
unit (battery pack or AC Power Adapter/Charger)
may cause the camcorder’s built-in memory to
become corrupt. Never remove the power
supply unit at this stage.
NOTES:
● Before deleting some still images stored in memory,
perform “Protect” for the necessary ones ( Z pg. 49) or
save them on a PC so that you do not lose them
accidentally ( Z pg. 45).
● Even if “ALL” is selected on the Delete Menu, it is not
possible to delete a still image with a padlock mark.
“ALL” only deletes all still images that are not protected.
After images are deleted from memory, the remaining
images are automatically moved up to fill in any gaps in
the numerical sequence. The Index No. for images
protected (with the padlock mark) may therefore change.
● When selecting the desired still image in step 5, to move
the frame from No. 7 to 6, place the highlight bar on
“EXIT” by rotating the Select Wheel upward. Rotate it
further upward to move the frame to No. 6. Perform the
same procedure for still images that follow the 13th one.
● On the Delete Select Menu, a star mark is displayed next
to a still image you shot in the FINE mode.
● If the remaining number of shots is not 30 in the FINE
mode or 60 in the STANDARD mode when “ALL” is
selected on the DELETE Menu, initialize the camcorder’s
memory ( Z pg. 59).
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USING THE REMOTE CONTROL UNIT
EN
The Full-Function Remote Control Unit can operate this camcorder from a distance as well as the basic
operations (Playback, Stop, Pause, Fast-Forward and Rewind) of your VCR.
1
Installing The Batteries
RM-V715U (provided)
The remote control uses two ”AAA (R03)” size
batteries. See “General Battery Precautions”
(Z pg. 65).
2
1
8
3
4
5
6
9
0
!
@
7
1
2
3
3
2
Open the battery compartment cover as
illustrated.
Insert two ”AAA (R03)” size batteries in the
correct direction.
Replace the battery compartment cover.
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.
Transmitted beam
effective area
Remote sensor
Functions
Buttons
With the camcorder’s Power Switch set
to “CAMERA” (“AUTO” or “PRO.”).
1 Infrared beam
Transmits the beam signal.
2 ZOOM (T/W) Buttons
Zoom in/out (Z pg. 25)
transmitting window
3 PLAY Button
4 REW Button
—
Retake (rewind), Quick Review
(Z pg. 26)
With the camcorder’s Power Switch
set to “PLAY”.
Zoom in/out (Z pg. 53)
Playback start (Z pg. 39)
Rewind, Reverse Shuttle Search,
Previous Still Image Playback
(Z pg. 39, 44)
5 STOP Button
—
Stop (Z pg. 39)
6 INSERT Button
—
Insert Editing (Z pg. 54, 55)
7 REC TIME Button
Animation, Time-Lapse (Z pg. 56)
8 START/STOP Button
Functions the same as the Recording Start/Stop Button on the camcorder.
9 FF Button
Retake (forward) (Z pg. 26)
ANIM. Button
—
Fast-Forward, Forward Shuttle Search,
Next Still Image Playback (Z pg. 39,
44)
0 PAUSE Button
—
Pause (Z pg. 39)
! A.DUB Button
—
Audio dubbing (Z pg. 55)
@ INT. TIME Button
SELF TIMER Button*
Time-Lapse (Z pg. 56)
* This function is unavailable with this camcorder.
—
EN
Remote sensor
53
Playback Zoom
To magnify the recorded image up to 10X at any time
during playback.
NOTES:
● Use the RM-V715U remote control unit to perform this
procedure.
● Make sure that the TBC mode is activated ( Z pg. 40).
1
2
Press PLAY to find the scene of interest.
Press the ZOOM Buttons (T/W) on the remote
control. Make sure the remote control is pointed at
the camcorder’s remote sensor. Pressing T zooms in.
To End Zoom . . .
.... press and hold W until magnification returns to
normal. Or, press STOP and then press PLAY.
ZOOM (T/W)
PLAY
STOP
RM-V715U
(provided)
Normal playback
Press T
NOTES:
● Zoom can also be used during still playback.
● Due to digital image processing, the quality of the image
may suffer.
● After zooming in on a still video image, when normal
playback is started, the zoomed-in effect is momentarily
canceled but then resumes, returning magnification to
the previously set level.
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USING THE REMOTE CONTROL UNIT (cont.)
EN
Insert Editing (VIDEO)
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-V715U remote control unit to perform this
procedure.
System Select
Switch
1
2
3
Set the System Select Switch to “VIDEO”, and set the
Power Switch to “PLAY”.
Tape Counter
4
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 Edit-In
point where the new scene should start.
Audio dubbing
indicator
5
Press and hold INSERT, and without releasing
INSERT, press and release PAUSE. The Insert Editing
indicator appears and the Insert Editing mode is
engaged. When the scene the camcorder is aimed at
appears on the screen, go to the next step.
6
To begin Insert Editing, press START/STOP. When the
counter reaches “0:00:00”, editing stops automatically and the camcorder enters the Insert-Pause
mode.
7
To end Insert Editing, press STOP.
Power Switch
COUNTER R/M Button
Display
w
Insert editing
indicator
M– 0 : 1 2 : 3 4
e4
M– 0 : 0 5 : 2 0
During Audio
Dubbing
Remote sensor
Microphone
START/STOP
FF
PAUSE
A.DUB
PLAY
REW
STOP
INSERT
RM-V715U
(provided)
Play back the tape, locate the Edit-Out point and
press PAUSE.
Press and hold COUNTER R/M on the camcorder for
more than 1 second to reset the tape counter, then
press again for less than 1 second so that “M”
appears.
NOTES:
● During Insert Editing, the original audio will be heard
from the speaker.
● After step 5, Retake ( Z pg. 26) can be performed.
● The tape may stop slightly before or after the designated
end point, and noise bars may appear. Neither indicates
a defect in the unit.
● Only the video signal is recorded in the Insert Editing
mode.
● If Program AE ( Z pg. 29) is set during Insert Editing,
press and hold P. AE for more than 1 second.
EN
55
NOTE:
Use the RM-V715U remote control unit to perform the following procedures.
Insert Editing (Insert A Still Image
From The Built-in Memory Onto A
Tape)
You can insert a still image stored in the camcorder's
built-in memory into a previously recorded tape,
replacing a section of the original recording with
minimal picture distortion at the in- and out-points.
The original audio remains unchanged.
Perform steps 1 through 5 in Insert Editing (VIDEO)
(Z pg. 54) before the following procedure.
1
Set the System Select Switch to “D.S.C.”. Press
REW or FF to select the still image you wish to
insert.
2
To begin Insert Editing, press START/STOP.
When the counter reaches “0:00:00”, editing
stops automatically and the camcorder enters
the Insert-Pause mode.
To insert still images in sequential order onto
the tape . . .
... press REW or FF to move the page forward.
To insert still images at random onto the
tape . . .
... first record the still image you selected in
step 1 onto the tape, then press START/
STOP to engage the Insert-Pause mode. To
select another still image, press REW or FF
again, then press START/STOP. Insert Editing
begins.
3
To end Insert Editing, press STOP.
NOTES:
● 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 video signal is recorded in the Insert Editing
mode.
Audio Dubbing
You can record a new soundtrack on a prerecorded
tape (normal audio only). The sound is recorded from
the built-in microphone.
Perform steps 1, 2 and 3 of the Insert Editing
(VIDEO) procedure (Z pg. 54) before continuing.
1
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
Press and hold A. DUB, and without releasing
A. DUB, press and release PAUSE. The Audio
Dub-Standby mode is engaged.
3
To 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
To end Audio Dubbing, press STOP.
NOTES:
● Do not press FF or REW during Audio DubStandby, or the edit points will not be accurate.
● If the microphone is too close to the TV, or if the
TV’s volume is too high, whistling or howling may
occur.
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
Insert-Pause 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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USING THE REMOTE CONTROL UNIT (cont.)
EN
FEATURE: Animation and Time-Lapse
Interval time
indicator
PURPOSE:
Recording time
indicator
OPERATION:
1M I N
1 / 2S
Remote sensor
START/STOP
REC. TIME
INT. TIME
RM-V715U
(provided)
The remote control lets you set/release Interval Time
and Recording Time without using the Menu Screen.
Animation
1) Set
Instead of performing steps 1 and 2 on pg. 34
(“Animation”), press REC TIME on the remote
control. Each time REC TIME is pressed, the
Recording Time indicator appears, changing in the
following order: 1/4S, 1/2S, 1S, 5S and no indication
(off).
2) Release
Instead of using the Menu in step 5 on pg. 34, press
REC TIME on the remote control until the Recording
Time indicator disappears.
Time-Lapse
1) Set
Instead of performing steps 1 through 3 on pg. 35
(“Time-Lapse”), press REC TIME and INT. TIME on
the remote control. Each time REC TIME is pressed,
the Recording Time indicator appears, changing in
the following order: 1/4S, 1/2S, 1S, 5S and no
indication (off). Each time INT. TIME is pressed, the
Interval Time indicator appears, changing in the
following order: 15S, 30S, 1MIN, 5MIN and no
indication (off).
2) Release
Instead of using the Menu in step 5 on pg. 35, press
REC TIME and INT. TIME on the remote control until
the indicators disappear.
NOTE:
Also refer to pgs. 34 and 35.
TROUBLESHOOTING
EN
57
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. 10).
● The battery pack is not charged (Z pg. 10).
● The power supply has not been correctly connected (Z pg. 11).
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.
OTHER
Some functions are not available.
● The Power Switch is set to “AUTO”.
● Certain combinations of modes or effects are not possible to use.
During recording, the indications do
not appear.
● Press DISPLAY for longer than 1 second to make the indications appear (Z pg. 19).
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.
Colored 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 color 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 soft cloth. Gently wipe the LCD monitor
in a semicircle because 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, consult your nearest JVC dealer.
The image is out of focus.
● The diopter needs to be adjusted (Z pg. 17).
● The scene being shot is adversely affecting the operation of
Auto Focus (Z pg. 37).
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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TROUBLESHOOTING
EN
When the System Select Switch is set to “VIDEO”:
SYMPTOM
(cont.)
POSSIBLE CAUSE(S)
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 (Z pg. 12).
● If the System Select Switch is set to “D.S.C.”, it is not possible
to record onto the tape. Change the Switch position to
“VIDEO” (Z pg. 18).
Recording does not start.
● The camcorder Power Switch has not been set to
“CAMERA” (“AUTO“ or “PRO.”) (Z pg. 18).
Animation or Time-Lapse is not
available.
● Before recording in the Animation mode at the very beginning
of a tape, set the camcorder to the Recording mode for about 5
seconds, so that the tape runs smoothly. Using the Fade-in
function at this point is a good way to begin an animated
program (Z pg. 35, 56).
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 cannot be performed.
● If the System Select Switch is set to “D.S.C.”, it is not possible
to play back a tape. Change the Switch position to “VIDEO”
(Z pg. 39).
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. 40).
Rewinding or fast-forwarding cannot be
performed.
● The tape is already fully wound on one reel or the other.
OTHER
The picture is blurred in the Quick
Review or Retake mode.
● This is normal while recording in the EP mode. Some noise
may be present while recording in the SP mode (Z pg. 14).
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. 13), the
date and time are not displayed/recorded correctly. Be sure that
Date/Time setting is carried out.
The tape will not eject.
● The battery pack is running low.
● If the LCD monitor is not open over 60 degrees, EJECT switch
does not function.
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When the System Select Switch is set to “D.S.C.”:
SYMPTOM
POSSIBLE CAUSE(S)
SHOOTING
Although SNAPSHOT is pressed, a still
image is not stored in the built-in
memory.
● When the number of remaining shots available reaches “0”
(blinking), it becomes impossible to take your next shot.
Perform “DELETE” function to remove some still images
already stored in memory (Z pg. 50).
It is not possible to shoot in sucession.
● A still image is in the process of being stored in memory for
approx. 2 seconds after SNAPSHOT is pressed. During that
time, it is impossible to take another shot. When the still image
disappears and the scene you are currently aimed at appears
on the screen, take another shot (Z pg. 20).
PLAYBACK
Although “ALL” is selected in the
DELETE Menu Screen, all still images
cannot be deleted.
● The “Protect” function is in effect for some still images. If they
are not necessary, cancel the “Protect” function, then try
deleting all still images again (Z pg. 49).
OTHER
Date/Time Insert is not performed
while shooting a still image.
● It is not possible to display the date/time on a still image.
Instant Titles are not displayed while
shooting a still image.
● It is not possible to display the Instant Titles on a still image.
Some settings cannot be changed in the
Menu Screen.
● It is not possible to set “REC TIME” in the Menu Screen.
Since the camcorder is a microcomputer-controlled device, external noise and interference (from a TV, a
radio, etc.) might prevent it from functioning properly. For example, when a still image you shot is stored
in the camcorder's built-in memory, the above may cause the following: Although the remaining number
of shots indicator shows that shooting is possible, a still image cannot be stored in memory after shooting.
In such a case, initialize the memory by following steps 1 through 3 below. Please note that initialization
deletes all the still images (including ones for which you performed the “Protect” function) stored in the
camcorder’s memory. If you wish to keep any of the still images that are stored in memory, before
initialization first transfer them to a PC and save them. If image data is corrupt, transfer is impossible.
FORMAT
CANC E L
EN T ER
FORMAT Menu
1. Set the System Select Switch to “D.S.C.”, then set the Power Switch to
“PLAY”.
2. Press COUNTER R/M for more than 2 seconds. The FORMAT Menu
appears.
3. Rotate the Select Wheel to move the highlight bar to “CANCEL” or
“ENTER”, then press it.
•“CANCEL” does not initialize the memory.
•“ENTER” initializes the memory. During initialization, “ENTER” blinks.
When initialization is complete, the screen becomes blue back.
CAUTION:
While “ENTER” is selected and it is blinking, switching off the camcorder or removing the power supply
unit (battery pack or AC Power Adapter/Charger) may cause the camcorder’s built-in memory to become
corrupt. Never remove the power supply unit at this stage.
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INDEX Controls, Connectors And Indicators
EN
o
1
W 2
p
w
E
R
Q
er
U
q
t
7
9
0
@
8
$
%
^
!
#
&
3 456
T
Y
I
y u
* ( i)
O
P
EN
61
Controls
Connectors
1 Diopter Adjustment Control ................. Z pg. 17
2 Lens Cover Open/Close Ring ................ Z pg. 18
3 Video Light Switch
w DC IN Connector ................................. Z pg. 11
The connectors e to y are located beneath the
cover.
e Video Output Connector ...................... Z pg. 42
r Audio Output Connector ..................... Z pg. 42
t S-Video Output Connector ................... Z pg. 42
y J Terminal [JLIP (Joint Level Interface Protocol)
Connector]
•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.
[LIGHT OFF/AUTO/ON] ...................... Z pg. 27
4 Snapshot Button [SNAPSHOT] ....... Z pg. 20, 23
5 •Power Zoom Lever [T/W] .................. Z pg. 25
•Speaker Volume Control [VOL.] ........ Z pg. 39
6 •Picture Stabilizer Button
7
8
9
0
!
@
#
$
%
^
&
*
(
)
q
[P.STABILIZER] .................................. Z pg. 25
•Time Base Corrector Button ............... Z pg. 40
Program AE Button [P.AE] ..................... Z pg. 29
Fade/Wipe Button [EFFECT] ................. Z pg. 28
System Select Switch
[D.S.C./VIDEO] ................ Z pg. 18, 20, 39, 44
•Retake Rewind Button [RETAKE R] ..... Z pg. 26
•Quick Review Button [ R] ............. Z pg. 26
•Rewind Button [REW] ....................... Z pg. 39
•Previous Page Button [PAGE–] ........... Z pg. 44
•Retake Forward Button [RETAKE F] .... Z pg. 26
•Fast-Forward Button [FF] ................... Z pg. 39
•Next Page Button [PAGE+] ................ Z pg. 44
Stop Button [STOP] ........................ Z pg. 26, 39
Play/Pause Button
[PLAY/PAUSE] ............................... Z pg. 26, 39
•Select Wheel [PUSH] .................. Z pg. 30, 46
•Bright Dial [BRIGHT] ............ Z pg. 18, 39, 44
MENU/DISPLAY Button ........... Z pg. 19, 30, 46
•Recording Mode Button [SP/EP] ......... Z pg. 14
•Counter Reset/Memory Button
[COUNTER R/M] .............................. Z pg. 40
•Memory Initialize Button ................... Z pg. 59
EJECT Switch ....................................... Z pg. 12
Recording Start/Stop Button .................. Z pg. 18
Power Switch
[
, OFF, AUTO, PRO.] ... Z pg. 18, 20, 39, 44
Battery Release Switch
[BATTERY RELEASE] ............................ Z pg. 11
PUSH Button ....................................... Z pg. 12
u Digital Connector ............................... Z pg. 45
Indicators
i Power Lamp ........................................ Z pg. 18
Other Parts
o
p
Q
W
E
R
T
Y
U
I
O
P
Battery Pack Mount ............................. Z pg. 11
Viewfinder ........................................... Z pg. 17
Grip Strap ............................................ Z pg. 17
•Camera sensor
Be careful not to cover this area; a sensor
necessary for shooting is built-in here.
•Remote Sensor .................................. Z pg. 52
Video Light .......................................... Z pg. 27
Microphone ......................................... Z pg. 54
Eyepiece .............................................. Z pg. 64
Speaker ............................................... Z pg. 39
LCD Monitor ....................................... Z pg. 19
Shoulder Strap Eyelets .......................... Z pg. 17
Clock Battery Slot ................................ Z pg. 12
Tripod Mounting Socket ....................... Z pg. 17
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INDEX Indications
EN
Indications During Recording
1
8
9
!
$
0
@
#
%
2 34 5
6
S–ET
1 2 0M I N
REC E P
S TD 3 4
444 TW I L I GH T
S – VHS REC .
P AU S E
T40
+0 2
Blinks when a tape is about to reach its end.
2 Recording Mode Indicator (SP/EP) ........ Z pg. 14
3, 9 Program AE Indicator ...................... Z pg. 29
Displayed at 3 for approx. 2 seconds when
Program AE with special effects is switched from
one mode to another by pressing P.AE., then only
the indicator remains at 9.
3, 0 Fade/Wipe-Standby Indicator .......... Z pg. 28
Displayed at 3 for approx. 2 seconds when the
Fade/Wipe is switched from one effect to another
by pressing EFFECT, then only the indicator
remains at 0.
4 •Picture Mode Display .................. Z pg. 21, 22
•Remaining Number Of Shots
Indicator ..................................... Z pg. 21, 22
5 Recording Format Indicator (S/S-ET) ..... Z pg. 15
^
&
MWB
5M I N
1 / 2S
BR I GH T – – – – – –6– – – – – +
CONGRA T U L A T I ON S
D E C 2 5 . 9 9 AM 1 1 : 4 5 : 1 8
1 Tape Remaining Time .......................... Z pg. 19
7
*
1X
(
a
)
b
6 Tape Length Indicator .......................... Z pg. 14
7 Zoom Indicator Bar .............................. Z pg. 25
8
!
@
#
$
%
^
&
*
(
)
Zoom Level Indicator
Approximate Zoom Ratio
Recording Indicator ............................. Z pg. 18
Picture Stabilizer Indicator ................... Z pg. 25
Interval Time/Recording Time
Indicator ........................................ Z pg. 34, 56
Bright Level Indicator ........................... Z pg. 18
Instant Title Display ............................. Z pg. 33
Date/Time Display ............................... Z pg. 33
Focus Indicator .................................... Z pg. 37
Exposure Control Level Counter ........... Z pg. 36
White Balance Mode Indicator ............. Z pg. 38
S-VHS/S-VHS ET Recording Indicator ... Z pg. 15
Record–Standby Mode Indicator .......... Z pg. 18
EN
Indications During Playback
1 23
1•
4 56 7 8
S – E T SP 4
–1 : 23 : 45
T BC
MONO T ON E
AT
2
3
4
5
6
7
M– 0 : 1 2 : 3 4
VO L UME
– – – – – –6– – – – – +
0
63
9
8
9
0
: Cassette Indicator
Displayed when a tape is loaded.
•w: Insert Editing Indicator .................. Z pg. 54
Displayed during Insert Editing.
TBC Indicator ...................................... Z pg. 40
Playback Special Effect Indicator .......... Z pg. 40
Recording Format Indicator (S/S-ET) ..... Z pg. 15
Tape Counter ................................. Z pg. 40, 54
Recording Mode Indicator (SP/EP) ........ Z pg. 14
Tape Running Indicator
4 : Playback
3 : Fast-Forward/Shuttle Search
2 : Rewind/Shuttle Search
6 : Pause
e4 : Audio Dubbing
Tracking Indicator ................................ Z pg. 40
Tape Counter ....................................... Z pg. 54
Displayed only during Insert Editing.
•BRIGHT: Bright Level Indicator .......... Z pg. 39
•VOLUME: Speaker Volume
Indicator ........................................... Z pg. 39
Warning Indications
Indications
Function
Displays the battery remaining power.
Remaining power level: high. It does not necessarily
mean that the battery pack is fully charged.
Remaining power level: exhausted
As the battery power comes close to nil, the battery indicator
blinks (battery
power warning).
When the battery power is exhausted, power turns off automatically.
Blinks when no cassette is loaded, or when the Erase Protection tab is not in the position
that allows recording.
(Z pg. 12)
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. 12)
(Z pg. 19)
TAPE END
Appears when the tape ends during recording, playback or fast-forward.
LENS COVER
Blinks for approx. 5 seconds when the camcorder is turned on with the lens cover closed.
(Z pg. 18)
CONDENSATION
OPERATION PAUSED
PLEASE WAIT
HEAD CLEANING
REQUIRED
USE CLEANING
CASSETTE
E01—E06
UNIT IN
SAFEGUARD MODE
REMOVE AND
REATTACH BATTERY
These 2 warnings appear alternately every 3 seconds if condensation occurs. In this case,
all functions except tape eject and power on/off are disabled. Turn the unit off (without
removing the power supply), wait a few minutes for the warnings to clear, and turn it on
again.
These 2 warnings appear alternately every 3 seconds if dirt is detected on the heads
during recording. In this case, use an optional cleaning cassette. If the warning remains
after cleaning, consult your nearest JVC dealer.
The error indications (E01 — E06) show what type of malfunction has occured. If an
error indication and warning appear, turn the unit off, remove the power supply (battery,
etc.) and wait a few minutes for them to clear. When it does, you can resume using the
camcorder. If the indication remains, consult your nearest JVC dealer.
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USER MAINTENANCE
EN
LENS COVER Open/Close Ring
BATTERY RELEASE
Set to “OFF”.
After Use
1
2
3
4
5
6
Turn off the camcorder.
Open the LCD monitor fully. Slide EJECT to open the
cassette holder, then remove the cassette.
Press PUSH to close and lock the cassette holder.
Close and lock the LCD monitor.
Slide BATTERY RELEASE to remove the battery pack.
Turn the LENS COVER Open/Close Ring to close
the lens cover.
Cleaning The Camcorder
Remove.
PUSH Button
EJECT Switch
1
To clean the exterior, wipe gently with a soft cloth.
Put the cloth in diluted mild soap and wring it well to
wipe off heavy dirt. Then wipe again with a dry cloth.
2
Open the LCD monitor and wipe gently with a soft
cloth. Be careful not to damage the monitor. Close
the LCD monitor.
3
4
5
6
To clean the lens, blow it with a blower brush, then
wipe gently with lens cleaning paper.
To detach the eyepiece, turn it counterclockwise and
pull it out.
Remove dust from the viewfinder using a blower
brush.
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.
● Mold may form if the lens is left dirty.
● When using a cleaner or chemically treated cloth refer to the cautions of each product.
● When removing the eyepiece, be sure to hold the viewfinder securely.
CAUTIONS
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When using the AC Power Adapter/Charger in areas
other than the USA
n The provided AC Power Adapter/Charger features
automatic voltage selection in the AC range from
110 V to 240 V.
USING HOUSEHOLD AC PLUG ADAPTER
In case of connecting the unit’s power cord to an AC
wall outlet other than American National Standard
C73 series type use an AC plug adapter, called a
“Siemens Plug”, as shown.
For this AC plug adapter, consult your nearest JVC
dealer.
Plug adapter
Video Light
DANGER:
•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
(11-13/16" ft.) 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.
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General Battery Precautions
If the remote control or cassette adapter is not
functioning even if it is being operated correctly, the
batteries are exhausted. Replace them with fresh
ones.
Use only the following batteries:
Remote control ................. AAA (R03) size x 2
(RM-V715U)
Cassette adapter ............... AA (R6) size x 1
(C-P6U or C-P7U)
Please make note of the following rules for battery
use. When misused, the batteries can leak or
explode.
1. When replacing batteries, refer to page 52 for the
remote control, or read the cassette adapter
(C-P6U/C-P7U) instructions.
2. Do not use any different size of batteries from
those specified.
3. Be sure to install batteries in the correct direction.
4. Do not use rechargeable batteries.
5. Do not expose the batteries to excessive heat as
they can leak or explode.
6. Do not dispose of the batteries in a fire.
7. Remove the batteries from the unit if it is to be
stored for an extended period to avoid battery
leakage which can cause malfunctions.
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CAUTIONS (cont.)
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Battery Packs
Cassettes
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:
To properly use and store your cassettes, be sure to
read the following cautions:
1. During use . . .
1. To avoid hazard . . .
... do not burn.
... do not short-circuit the terminals.
... do not modify or disassemble.
... use only specified chargers.
Terminals
2. To prevent damage and prolong service
life . . .
... do not subject to unnecessary shock.
... avoid repeated charging without fully discharging.
... charge in an environment where temperatures
are within the tolerances shown in the chart
below. This is a chemical reaction type
battery—cooler temperatures impede chemical
reaction, while warmer temperatures can
prevent complete charging.
... store in a cool, dry place. Extended exposure to
high temperatures will increase natural
discharge and shorten service life.
... 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 (50°F to 95°F)
Operation ............ 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage ................ –10°C to 30°C (14°F to 86°F)
● Recharging time is based on room temperature of
20°C (68°F.)
● The lower the temperature, the longer recharging
takes.
... 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.
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Main Unit
LCD Monitor
1. For safety, DO NOT . . .
1. To prevent damage to the LCD monitor, DO
NOT . . .
... open the camcorder’s chassis.
... disassemble or modify the unit.
... short-circuit the terminals of the battery pack.
Keep it away from metallic objects when not in
use.
... allow inflammables, water or metallic objects
to enter the unit.
... remove the battery pack or disconnect the
power supply while the power is on.
... leave the battery pack attached when the
camcorder is not in use.
2. Avoid using the unit . . .
... in places subject to excessive humidity or dust.
... in places subject to soot or steam such as near
a cooking stove.
... in places subject to excessive shock or
vibration.
... near a television set.
... near appliances generating strong magnetic or
electric fields (speakers, broadcasting antennas,
etc.).
... in places subject to extremely high (over 40°C
or 104°F) or extremely low (under 0°C or 32°F)
temperatures.
3. DO NOT leave the unit . . .
... in places of over 50°C (122°F).
... in places where humidity is extremely low.
(below 35%) or extremely high (above 80%).
... in direct sunlight.
... in a closed car in summer.
... near a heater.
... 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.
How To Handle a CD-ROM
•Take care not to soil or scratch the mirror surface
(opposite to the printed surface). Do not write
anything or put a sticker on either the front or back
surface. If the CD-ROM gets dirty, gently wipe it
with a soft cloth outward from the center hole using
a circular motion.
•Do not use conventional disc cleaners or cleaning
spray.
•Do not bend the CD-ROM or touch its mirror
surface.
•Do not store your CD-ROM in a dusty, hot or
humid environment. Keep it away from direct
sunlight.
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.
About moisture condensation . . .
● You may have observed that pouring a cold
liquid into a glass will cause drops of water to
form on the glass’ outer surface. This same
phenomenon occurs on the head drum of a
camcorder when it is moved from a cool place
to a warm place, after heating a cold room,
under extremely humid conditions or in a
place directly subjected to the cool air from an
air conditioner.
● Moisture on the head drum can cause severe
damage to the video tape, and can lead to
internal damage to the camcorder itself.
Serious malfunctioning
If malfunctioning occurs, stop using the unit
immediately and consult your local JVC dealer.
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TERMS
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A
F
AC Power Adapter/Charger ...................... pg. 10, 11
Animation Recording .............................. pg. 34, 56
Audio Dubbing ............................................. pg. 55
Auto Date Record ......................................... pg. 33
Auto Focus .................................................... pg. 37
Auto Shut Off .......................................... pg. 19, 39
Fade-In/Out .................................................. pg. 28
Fast-Forward Tape ......................................... pg. 39
FINE Mode .................................................... pg. 22
Fine Still ........................................................ pg. 39
Full Image ............................................... pg. 21, 24
B
G
Grip Adjustment ............................................ pg. 17
Battery Pack ...................................... pg. 10, 11, 66
Brighten The Image ....................................... pg. 36
Brighten The LCD Monitor ............................ pg. 18
H
C
I
Car Battery .................................................... pg. 11
Cassette Adapter ........................................... pg. 41
Charge Marker .............................................. pg. 10
Charging The Battery Pack ............................ pg. 10
Classic Film Effect ......................................... pg. 40
Clean The Camcorder ................................... pg. 64
Clock (Lithium) Battery ................................. pg. 12
COM Port (RS-232C) ..................................... pg. 45
Connection To A VCR/TV ............................. pg. 42
Connection To A Windows PC/Macintosh ..... pg. 45
Contents ................................................ cover page
Counter Memory ........................................... pg. 40
INDEX Menu ................................................ pg. 48
Index Mode .................................................. pg. 48
Index Number ............................................... pg. 48
Initialization .................................................. pg. 59
Insert Editing ........................................... pg. 54, 55
Instant Delete ................................................ pg. 26
Instant Titles .................................................. pg. 33
Interface Shooting ......................................... pg. 19
D
Darken The Image ........................................ pg. 36
Darken The LCD Monitor ............................. pg. 18
Date/Time Display ........................................ pg. 33
Date/Time Settings ........................................ pg. 13
DELETE Menu ............................................... pg. 50
Delete Mode ................................................. pg. 50
Delete Select Menu ....................................... pg. 50
Demonstration Mode ................................ pg. 8, 32
Digital Zoom ................................................ pg. 31
Digital Still Camera ............................... pg. 20 – 22
Diopter Adjustment ....................................... pg. 17
E
Electronic Fog Filter Mode ............................ pg. 29
Erase Protection ............................................ pg. 12
Exposure Control .......................................... pg. 36
High Speed Shutter Mode ............................. pg. 29
J
JLIP ID NO. ................................................... pg. 32
Journalistic Shooting ..................................... pg. 19
JPEG ............................................................. pg. 22
L
LCD monitor/Viewfinder, Indications ...... pg. 62, 63
Load A Tape .................................................. pg. 12
M
Manual Focus ............................................... pg. 37
Menu Screen ......................................... pg. 30 – 32
Modem Port .................................................. pg. 45
Monotone Effect ............................................ pg. 40
Move The Page Back .................................... pg. 44
Move The Page Next ..................................... pg. 44
N
ND Effect Mode ............................................ pg. 29
Nega/Posi Mode ........................................... pg. 29
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P
T
Padlock Mark ................................................ pg. 49
Picture Mode Setting ..................................... pg. 22
Picture Stabilizer ........................................... pg. 25
Pin-Up Image .......................................... pg. 21, 24
Playback (D.S.C.) .......................................... pg. 44
Playback (VIDEO) ......................................... pg. 39
Playback Special Effects ................................ pg. 40
Playback Zoom ............................................. pg. 53
Power Switch Position .................................. pg. 18
Printer Port .................................................... pg. 45
Program AE With Special Effects ................... pg. 29
PROTECT Menu ............................................ pg. 49
Protect Mode ................................................ pg. 49
Provided Accessories ...................................... pg. 9
Tape Counter .......................................... pg. 40, 54
Tape Dubbing ......................................... pg. 42, 43
Tape Length Setting ....................................... pg. 14
Tele Macro .................................................... pg. 31
Time Base Corrector ..................................... pg. 40
Time-Lapse Shooting ............................... pg. 35, 56
Tracking ........................................................ pg. 40
Tripod Mounting ........................................... pg. 17
Twilight Mode ............................................... pg. 29
U
Unload A Tape .............................................. pg. 12
V
Quick Review ............................................... pg. 26
Video Echo Effect .......................................... pg. 40
Video Light ................................................... pg. 27
Viewfinder Adjustment .................................. pg. 17
R
W
Recording, Advanced Features (VIDEO) pg. 28 – 38
Recording, Start/Stop (VIDEO) ................. pg. 18, 19
Recording Format ......................................... pg. 15
Recording Mode ........................................... pg. 14
Record-Standby ............................................ pg. 18
Remote Control ............................................. pg. 52
Retake ........................................................... pg. 26
Rewind The Tape .......................................... pg. 39
White Balance Adjustment ............................ pg. 38
Wide Mode ................................................... pg. 31
Wipe-In/Out .................................................. pg. 28
Q
S
Self-Recording .............................................. pg. 19
Sepia Mode ................................................... pg. 29
Shooting, Advanced Features
(D.S.C.) ............................ pg. 29 – 32, 34, 36 – 38
Shooting (D.S.C.) .................................. pg. 20 – 22
Shoulder Strap Attachment ............................ pg. 17
Shuttle Search ............................................... pg. 39
Slide Show Mode .......................................... pg. 47
Snapshot During Playback ............................ pg. 24
Snapshot Mode ....................................... pg. 20, 23
Snapshot (VIDEO) ................................... pg. 23, 24
Specifications .......................................... pg. 70, 71
Sports Mode .................................................. pg. 29
STANDARD Mode ........................................ pg. 22
Star Mark On The Setting Menus ....... pg. 48, 49, 51
Still Image Data Transfer ............................... pg. 45
Still Playback ................................................ pg. 39
Store A Still Image In The Built-In Memory .... pg. 20
Strobe Effect .................................................. pg. 40
Super LoLux (S.LX) ........................................ pg. 31
Super VHS Expansion Technology ................. pg. 15
Z
Zooming ....................................................... pg. 25
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SPECIFICATIONS
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Camcorder
General
Format
: VHS NTSC standard
Power source
: DC 6.0 V
Power consumption
LCD monitor off,
viewfinder on
: 4.7 W
LCD monitor on,
viewfinder off
: 5.7 W
LCD monitor on,
viewfinder on
: 5.8 W
Video light
: 3.0 W
Signal system
: NTSC-type
Video recording system
Luminance
: FM recording
Color
: Converted sub-carrier
direct recording
Conforms to VHS standard
Cassette
:
/
cassette
Tape speed
SP
: 33.35 mm/sec. (1-5/16 ips)
EP
: 11.12 mm/sec. (7/16 ips)
Recording time (max.)
SP
: 40 minutes
EP
: 120 minutes (with TC-40)
D.S.C. format
Recording format : Digital data storage
(based on JPEG)
Recording medium : Built-in flash memory,
2 Mbyte
Number of storable
shots
: FINE mode:
approx. 30 shots
STANDARD mode:
approx. 60 shots
Image size
: 640 x 480 pixels
(when captured on a PC)
Operating
temperature
: 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Operating humidity : 35% to 80%
Storage temperature : –20°C to 50°C
(–4°F to 122°F)
Weight
Dimensions
(W x H x D)
Pickup
Lens
Viewfinder
White balance
adjustment
LCD monitor
Speaker
: Approx. 870 g (2.0 lbs)
: 198 mm x 119 mm x 99 mm
(7-13/16" x 4-11/16" x 3-15/
16") (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
0.55" color LCD
: Auto/Manual adjustment
: 3" diagonally measured, LCD
panel/TFT active matrix
system
: Monaural
Connectors
JLIP
Video
Audio
Digital
S-Video
: ø3.5 mm, 4-pole, mini-head
jack (compatible with
RC-5325 plug)
: 1 V (p-p), 75 Ω unbalanced,
analog output
(via Video output connector)
: 300 mV (rms), 1 kΩ analog
output
(via Audio output connector)
: ø2.5 mm, 4-pole, mini-head
jack
: Y : 1 V (p-p), 75 Ω, analog
output
C : 0.29 V (p-p), 75 Ω, analog
output
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AC Power Adapter/Charger AA-V16U
Power requirement : AC 110 V to 240 V`,
50 Hz/60 Hz
Power consumption : 23 W
Output
, 1.3 A
Charge
: DC 8.5 V
VTR
: DC 6.3 V
, 1.8 A
Charging system
: Constant current, peak
detection, timer controlled
Dimensions
: 125 mm x 42 mm x 68 mm
(W x H x D)
(4-15/16" x 1-11/16" x
2-11/16")
Weight
: Approx. 270 g (0.6 lbs)
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Cassette Adapter C-P7U
Dimensions
(W x H x D)
Weight
Accessory
: 188 mm x 25 mm x 104 mm
(7-7/16" x 1" x 4-1/8")
: Approx. 240 g (0.53 lbs)
: “AA (R6)”-size battery x 1
Specifications shown are for SP mode unless otherwise indicated. E & O.E. Design and specifications subject
to change without notice.
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