Quasar VML458 User manual

Quasar VML458 User manual
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Please read these instructions carefully before attempting to operate this product. Please save this manual,
Spanish Quick Use Guide is included.
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Things You Should Know
Thank you for choosing Panasonic!
You have purchased one of the most sophisticated and reliable products on the market
today. Used properly, it will bring you years of enjoyment. Please take time to fill in the
information below. The serial number is on the tag located on the underside of your
Camcorder. Be sure to retain this manual as your convenient Camcorder information
source.
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Date of Purchase
Dealer Purchased From
Dealer Address
Dealer Phone No.
Mode! No.
Serial No.
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Unpack your Camcorder
These accessories are provided in order to set up or use your Camcorder.
1 pc. AC Adaptor (PV-A17) 1 pc. Battery Pack 1 pc. Audio/Video
with DC Power Cable (PV-BP15) Cable (VJAWOO39)
(see page 10) (see pages 8, 9) (see pages 28, 37)
1 pc. Shoulder Strap 1 pc. VHS PlayPak 1 pc. Wiping Cloth
(VYCW0150) (PV-P1/VYMW0009) (VFCWO0001)
(see page 20) and one “AA” battery
(see page 29)
1 pc. CR2025 Clock Use this wiping cloth to clean
Battery (VSBW0004) the display screen of finger
(installed in Camcorder) prints and other smudges.
(see page 16)
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Things You Should Know
Safety Precautions
WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS
EQUIPMENT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
Your Compact VHS Camcorder is designed to record and play back in Standard Play
(SP) and Super Long Play (SLP) modes. You can also play a Compact VHS
Camcorder recording on your VHS VCR using the VHS PlayPak supplied.
This Camcorder is equipped with the HQ System to provide excellent video pictures,
and is compatible with standard VHS equipment.
It is recommended that only cassette tapes that have been tested and inspected for use
in VCR machines with the and/or mark be used.
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This symbol warns the user that в
uninsulated voltage within the unit may
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK | have sufficient magnitude to cause electric
DO NOT OPEN $ shock. Therefore, it is dangerous to make
any kind of contact with any inside pan of
this unit.
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT REMOVE COVER {OR BACK) This symbol alerts the user that important
NO USER-SEAVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE literature concerning the operation and
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL | maintenance of this unit has been included.
Therefore, it should be read carefully in
order to avoid any problems. J
The above markings are located on the appliance bottom cover.
FCC Warning: Any unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment would
void the user's authority to operate.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two con-
ditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with Part 15 and part 18 of the FCC
Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference
when operated in a residential environment.
if this equipment does cause interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined
by turning the equipment off and on, use the equipment in another location and/or utilize an electri-
cal outlet different from that used by the receiver.
If necessary, consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. You may find the
booklet, ‘Something About Interference’ available from FCC local regional offices helpful.
Important Safeguards
1.
10.
Read Instructions — All the safety and operating
instructions should be read before the unit is
operated.
. Retain Instructions — The safety and operating
instructions should be retained for future reference.
. Heed Warnings — All warnings on the unit and in
the operating instructions should be adhered to.
. Follow Instructions — All operating and
maintenance instructions should be followed.
. Cleaning — Unplug this video unit from the wall
outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid or aerosol
cleaners. Use a dry cloth for cleaning.
Attachments — Do not use attachments not
recommended by the video product manufacturer
as they may be hazardous.
. Water and Moisture — Do not use this video unit
near water — for example near a bath tub, wash
bowl, kitchen sink, or laundry tub, in a wet
basemant, or near à swimming pool, and the like.
Accessories — Do not place this video unit on an
unstable can, stand, tripod, bracket, or table. The
video unit may fall, causing serious injury to a child
or adult, and serious damage to the unit. Use only
with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table
recommended by the manufacturer, or sold with the
video unit. Any mounting of the unit should follow
the manufacturers instructions and should use a
mounting accessory recommended by
the manufacturer. An appliance and
cart combination should be moved
with care. Quick stops, excessive
force, and uneven surfaces may
cause the appliance and cart
combination to overturn.
Ventilation — Slots and openings in the cabinet are
provided for ventilation and to ensure reliable
operation of the video unit and to protect it from
overheating. These openings must not be blocked
or coverad. Nevar place the video unit on a bed,
sofa, rug, or other similar surface, or near or over a
radiator or heat register. This video unit should not
be placed in a built-in installation such as a
bookcase or rack unless proper ventilation is
provided or the manufacturers instructions have
been adhered to.
Power Sources — This video unit should be
operated only trom 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 appliance dealer or local power company. For
video units intended to be operated from battery
power, or other sources, refer to the operating
instructions.
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Grounding or Polarization — This video unit may
be equipped with either a polarized 2-wire AC
(Alternating Current) line plug (a plug having one
blade wider than the other) or 3-wire grounding
type plug, a plug having a third (grounding) pin.
The 2-wire polarized plug will fit into the power
outlet only one way. This is a safety feature. If you
are unable to inser the plug fully into the outlet, try
reversing the plug. If the plug still fails to fit, contact
your electrician to replace your obsolete outlet. Do
not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized plug.
The 3-wira grounding type plug will fit into a
grounding type power outlet. This is a safety
teature. If you are unable to insert the plug into the
outlet, contact your electrician to replace your
obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of
the grounding type plug.
. 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 of
plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point
where they exit from the unit.
. Qutdoor Antenna Grounding — If an outside
antenna or cable system is connected to the video
unit, be sure the antenna or cable system is
grounded so as to provide some protection against
voltage surges and built-up static charges. Pant 1 of
the Canadian Electrical Code, in USA Section 810
of the National Electrical Code, provides
information with respect 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.
AMTENNA
HSCHARGE UNIT
{NEC SECTION 810-20)
GROUNDING CONCUCTORZ
(NEC SECTION 810-21}
POWER SERVICE GROUNDING
F4 ELECTRODE SYSTEM
NEC — NATIONAL ELECTAICAL CODE (NEC ART 250. PART H)
Lightning — For added protection of this video unit
receiver 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 video unit due to lightning and power-line
surges.
Important Safeguards
15. Power Lines — An outside antenna system should b. If any liquid has been spilled onto, or objects
not be located in the vicinity of overhead power have fallen into the video unit.
lines or other electric light or power circuits, or c. If the video unit has been exposed to rain or
where it can fall into such power lines or circuits. water.
When installing an outside antenna system, d. If the video unit does not operate normally by
extreme care should be taken to keep from following the operating instructions. Adjust only
touching such power lines or circuits as contact those controls that are covered by the operating
with them might be fatal. instructions, as an improper adjustment of other
16. Overloading — Do not overload wall outlets and ' Controls may result in damage and will often
extension cords as this can result in a risk of fire or require extensive work by a qualified technician
electric shock. to restore the video unit to its normal operation,
17. Objects and Liquids — Never push objects of any e. If the video unit has been dropped or the cabinet
kind into this video unit through openings as they has been damaged.
may touch dangerous voltage points or short out f. When the video unit exhibits a distinct change in
_ parts that could result in a fire or electric shock. performance — this indicates a need for service.
Never spill liquid of any kind onto the video unit. 20. Replacement Parts — When replacement parts are
18. Servicing — Do not attempt to service this video required, be sure the service technician has used
unit yourself as opening or removing covers may replacement parts specified by the manufacturer or
expose you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. have the same charactaristics as the original part.
Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire,
19. Damage Requiring Service — Unplug this video electric shock or other hazards.
unit from the wall outlet and refer servicing to 21. Safety Check— Upon completion of any service or
qualified service personnel under the following repairs to this video unit, ask the service technician
conditions: to perform safety checks to determine that the
a. When the power-supply cord or plug is video unit is In safe operating order.
damaged. -
Precautions
USE & LOCATION
» TO AVOID SHOCK HAZARD ... Your Camcorder and power supply should not be exposed to rain or moisture.
Do not connect the power supply or operate your Camcorder if it gets wel. Your Camcorder has been designed
for outdoor use, however it is not designed to sustain direct exposure to water, rain, sleet, snow, sand, dust, or
a direct splashing from a pool or even a cup of coffee. This action could permanently damage the internal parts
of your Camcorder. Do not attempt 10 disassemble this unit. There are no user serviceable parts inside. Unplug
your Camcorder from the power supply before cleaning.
* ОО МОТ AIM YOUR CAMCORDER AT THE SUN CR OTHER BRIGHT OBJECTS.
* DO NOT LEAVE THE CAMCORDER WITH THE EVF AIMED DIRECTLY AT THE SUN AS THIS MAY CAUSE
DAMAGE TO THE INTERNAL PARTS OF THE EVF.
* DO NOT EXPOSE YOUR CAMCORDER TO EXTENDED HIGH TEMPERATURE ... Such as, in direct sunlight,
inside a closed car, next to a heater, etc... This action could permanently damage the internal parts of your
Camcorder.
* AVOID SUDDEN CHANGES IN TEMPERATURE ... If the unit is suddenly moved from a cold place to a warm
place, moisture may form on the tape and inside the unit.
« DO NOT LEAVE YOUR CAMCORDER OR THE POWER SUPPLY TURNED ON WHEN NOT IN USE.
« STORAGE OF YOUR CAMCORDER ... Store and handle your Camcorder in a manner that will not subject it to
unnecessary movement (avoid shaking and striking). Your Camcorder contains a sensitive pick-up device which
could be damaged by improper handling or storage.
CARE
+ TO CLEAN YOUR CAMCORDER … Do not use strong or abrasive detergents when cleaning your Camcorder
body.
* TO PROTECT THE LENS ... Do not touch the surface of the lens with your hand. Use a commercial camcorder
lens solution and lens paper when cleaning the lens, Improper cleaning can scratch the tens coating.
» TO PROTECT THE FINISH OF YOUR CAMCORDER ... Before handling your Camcorder, make sure your
hands and face are [ree from any chemical products, such as suntan lotion, as it may damage the finish.
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Table of Contents
Getting Started
Things You Should Know N 2
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Basic Operation
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Special Features
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For Your Information
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Quick Operation Guide
Camera Recording
Charge the Battery Pack fully before operation (see page 8).
AN. 1 Attach a fully charged Battery
su | (see page 8).
2 Slide the TAPE EJECT switch to
open door.
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J Insert cassette (see page 11).
A press here to close door.
5 Set POWER switch to CAMERA.
Built-In Lens Cover opens and POWER
Lamp lights.
O Side TAPE SPEED Selector to SP or
SLP (see page 11).
7 While looking into the Viewfinder,
adjust the Vision Adjustment Control
to your eyesight.
8 Press RECORD/PAUSE to start
recording.
Press RECORD/PAUSE again to
pause recording (see page 21).
tronic Viewfinder)
1 Set the POWER switch to VCR.
9 press the REWIND/SEARCH to rewind
tape.
I 3 Press PLAY to start playback.
a Abress STOP to stop playback.
Supplying Power
Charge the Battery Pack
Charge the Battery Pack fully
before operation.
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1 Plug in the AC Adaptor.
CHARGE POWER Lamp lights.
Lamp
2 Insert the Battery
@® Align the right side of the Battery with
the line on the AC Adaptor.
® Press the Battery down and slide it in
the direction of the arrow.
CHARGE Lamp lights. When charging is
done (about one hour) the lamp goes out.
3 Remove the Battery
Slide the Battery out and lift up.
Battery Charging
Confirmation Marker
* The useful operation time of the Battery will
gradually decrease after repeated use and
recharging. The Battery is no longer
serviceable if the operation time is very short,
. even after a sufficient charge.
Use this marker as a reminder to yourself 9
when the battery is fully charged or in need
of a charge. This marker performs no
function and is for your reference only.
Note:
After recharging the Battery Pack about 5 times,
use the BATTERY REFRESH feature as
explained on page 9.
Use the Battery Pack
With a fully charged Battery Pack, you will have a maximum of about 1 hour of continu-
ous use (LCD monitor is off) or about 40 minutes of continuous use (LCD monitor is on).
(The actual operating time may vary due to operation conditions.)
1 Attach the Battery
@ Align the Battery with the top of the
mounting surface.
® Press it into place until it locks with a
click.
2 Remove the Battery
While sliding the BATTERY RELEASE
button, remove the Battery.
Supplying Power
Battery Refresh Feature
This feature completely discharges the Battery before recharging begins.
To maintain your Battery's operating capacity, use the refresh feature after about every five charges.
CHARGE Lamp
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1 Plug in the AC Adaptor.
© * The POWER Lamp remains lit as long as the
AC Adaptor is plugged in.
2 Place the Battery into
the AC Adaptor.
e) Press the BATTERY REFRESH
button.
The CHARGE Lamp fiashes until
discharge is complete and then stays lit
until the Battery is fully charged.
4 Remove the Battery.
* Should you accidentally press the BATTERY
REFRESH button, remove the Battery and
then re-insert it to begin charging.
* It takes about 5 hours when both Battery
Refresh and recharging are performed.
Battery Care |
Caution: To avoid damage to the Battery:
* Charge only with specified charger. * Do not drop or jar Battery.
« Battery can be charged within a temperature * Use Battery with specified units only.
range of 50° F (10° C) and 95° F (35° C). * |f Battery is used in extremely high
+ Battery may be warm after charging or just temperatures, a safety device will
after use. This is normal. automatically prevent operation.
* Do not use an insufficiently charged or worn-
out Battery. To prolong battery life:
Safety precautions: * While not in use, remove Battery from the
Camcorder and AC Adaptor and store ina
cool, dark, dry place.
* Keep Battery terminals clean.
* Do not get the Battery near, or dispose of in
tire.
« Do not directly connect (short circuit) the
positive (+) and negative (—) terminals.
* Never attempt to disassemble or reassemble
the Battery.
U.S.A. CONSUMERS:
ATTENTION:
The product you have purchased is powered by a nickel cadmium battery which is
recyclable. At the end of its useful lite, under various state and local laws, it is illegal to
dispose of this battery into your municipal waste stream. Please call 1-800-8-BATTERY
Need for information on how to recycle this battery.
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Supplying Power
AC Adaptor
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— DC Power Cable
Connector AC Adaptor to DC IN on the
Camcorder with the DC Power
Cable (supplied).
POWER Lamp DCIN 1 Connect VCR DC OUT on the
VCR DC OUT Connector
* The POWER Lamp will light.
Notes:
* AC Adaptor cannot be used to power the Camcorder while charging the Battery.
* While notin use, unplug the AC Adaptor from the AC outlet. (When plugged into an AC outlet, the
AC Adaptor consumes 1.2W of electric power when not in use.)
1 Connect a PY-C16 Car Battery Cord
(optional) to DC IN on the Camcorder.
9 rirst, start your car engine, and then
insert the Car Battery Cord plug into
your cigarette lighter socket.
» A fuse is located in the lighter plug end of
the cord.
Should fuse replacement be necessary
use the exact current rating (in amps).
Notes:
* This cord can only be used in vehicles
equipped with DC 12V (negative ground)
batteries. Use only the specified car battery
cord. If you are not sure, check with your local
car/truck dealer.
* To avoid blowing the fuse, be sure to start your
| car engine before inserting the cigarette lighter
Car Battery Cord Cigarette plug о the Car Battery Cord into the lighter
; : socket.
(optional) Lighter Plug « Because the car is running while your
Camcorder is in operation, make sure
you're in a well ventilated area.
» Disconnect the cigarette lighter plug when
your Camcorder is not being used.
Cigarette Lighter
Socket (12V)
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Cassette Information
Cassette Insertion/Removal
| 1 Turn the Tape Wheel in the direction
of the arrow until there is no slack.
2 Attach the Battery (see page 8).
À side the TAPE EJECT switch to open
the door.
4 Insert the cassette vertically with its
window side facing out.
5 Press here to close the door,
* To remove the cassette, slide the TAPE EJECT switch.
Record/Playback Time
Use tapes with the VHS mark in this unit.
TAPE SPEED Selector
Tape Speed Selector Cassette type
Position T-20 T-30 T-40
SP (Standard Play) 20 minutes | 30 minutes | 40 minutes
SLP (Super Long Play) 1 hour 1 hour 2 hours
30 minutes
* SLP may have slightly more picture noise during playback.
Erase Protection Tab
1 To prevent accidental erasure,
break off the tab with a screwdriver.
(If slide type, slide tab open.)
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cover the hole with adhesive tape.
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>] (If slide type, slide tab closed.)
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MENU Mode
MENU Mode Setting
MENU Mode Screen
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“PROGRAMMED REC
~TITLE ; AUTO/MANUAL
_ STAND-BY RELEASE ; OFF
CLOCK SET
SELECT: PUSH V/A KEY
SET : PUSH DISPLAY KEY
END: PUSH MENU KEY |
Before you begin...
* Connect the Camcorder to a power source.
* Set the POWER switch to CAMERA.
1 Press the MENU button to display
the MENU mode.
MENU
PROGRAMMED REC
: AUTOMANUAL
STAND-BY RELEASE : OFF
SELECT: PUSH F/A KEY
SET : PUSH DISPLAY KEY
END : PUSH MENU KEY
2 Press UP 4 or DOWN Y repeatedly
to select a menu item.
Press the DISPLAY button to set your
selection.
press the MENU button to exit the
Menu mode.
Note:
* The Camcorder will exit the Menu mode if,
after activation, none of the UP/DOWN(4/Y),
DISPLAY, or MENU buttons are pressed
within 5 minutes.
(M) PROGRAMMED REC (see page 25).
You can program the Camcorder to
start and stop recording at a preset
time.
@) TITLE (see pages 34-36).
AUTO/MANUAL : 16 items
PHRASE : 10 items
(3 STAND-BY RELEASE (see page 23).
To resume recording from Stand-by
mode, when set to ON.
@ CLOCK SET (see pages 13-15).
To set the clock, select CLOCK SET.
Setting the clock is divided into four sections: Time Zone, Daylight Saving Time, Date
and Time, and Clock Battery. Follow instructions in the order presented.
Setting the Time Zone
The Camcorder is set to Eastern time
zone at the factory. If you live, or are
traveling, in a different time zone, follow
the steps to select the appropriate time
zone from the menu screen.
Setting the Clock
Before you begin...
* Connect the Camcorder to a power source.
* Set the POWER switch to CAMERA.
Note:
« When the POWER switch is set to VCR, the
CLOCK SET menu will be displayed.
* The Camcorder's clock may lose or gain up
to two minutes per month. Please adjust as
necessary (refer to page 15).
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Note:
When you travel outside the eight time zone
chart above, please set the clock manually
(see page 15).
1 Press the MENU button to display
the MENU mode. Press UP 4 or
DOWN Y Lepestedly to select
--- MENU == «
PROGRAMMED REC
TITLE р А UAL
STAND-BY RELEASE ; OFF
SELECT ; PUSH v/a KEY
SET : PUSH DISPLAY KEY
: 5H MENU KEY
2 Press the DISPLAY button to display
the CLOCK SET menu. Press UP 4 or
DOWN Y qe to select
' -- + CLOCK SET ---
; EASTERN
D.5. 7. ; AUTO
CATE? TIME ; 12:00: 00AM
JAN 1 1998
SELECT: PUSH Y/a KEY
SET : PUSH DISPLAY KEY
END —: PUSH MENU KEY
3 Press the DISPLAY button to display
the SELECT TIME ZONE menu. Press
UP A or DOWN V repeatedly to
select desired time zone.
--- SELECT TIME ZONE ---
ATLANTIC PACIFIC
ALASKA
CENTRAL HAWAI
MOUNTAIN SAMOA
SELECT: PUSH w/a KEY
SET : PUSH DISPLAY KEY
A Press the DISPLAY button to fix the
Time Zone. The CLOCK SET menu
appears. Press the MENU button to
display the MENU.
To exit from the MENU mode, press
the MENU button.
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Setting the Clock
Setting the Daylight Saving Time
The clock will automatically adjust to daylight saving time.
The Camcorder is preset to Daylight
Saving Time F:/ULL). If you do not want
the clock to be automatically adjusted to
daylight saving time, please select @72
by following steps 1-4.
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Spring (First Sunday in April):
In DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME: AUTO mode,
the clock is automatically moved ahead one
hour.
1:00 a.m. 2:00 a.m.
| Normal Time
Daylight Saving +——e——
Time 3:00 a.m. 4:00 a.m.
Autumn (Last Sunday in October):
In DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME: AUTO mode,
the clock is automatically turned back one
hour.
Daylight Saving
1:00 a.m. 2:00 a.m.
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Time
[Normal Time |
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1:00 a.m. 2:00 a.m.
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Before you begin...
* Connect the Camcorder to a power source.
* Set the POWER switch to CAMERA.
Note:
* When the POWER switch is set to YCR, the
CLOCK SET menu will be displayed.
= Daylight saving time feature will not function
if time zone is set to Hawaii or Samoa.
1 Press the MENU button to display the
MENU mode, Press UP A or DOWN Y
repeatedly to setectjeiKeles 13.
--- MENU ---
PROGRAMMED REC
TITLE ; AUTO/MANU
STAND-BY RELEASE ; OFF
CLOCK SET]
SELECT : PUSH ¥/A KEY
SET : PUSH DISPLAY KEY
END : PUSH MENU KEY
2 Press the DISPLAY button to display
the CLOCK SET menu. Press UP A or
DOWN Y repeatedly to select [NEW
--- CLOCK SET ---
TIME ZONE ; EASTERN
; AUTO
DA ME ; 12: 00: COAM
JAN 1 1908
SELECT: PUSH w/a KEY
SET : PUSH DISPLAY KEY
END —: PUSH MENU KEY
Press the DISPLAY button to display
the DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME menu.
Press UP A or DOWN Y to select
AUTO ON or OFF.
-- DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME - -
OFF
SELECT: PUSH T/à KEY
SET : PUSH DISPLAY K
4 Press the DISPLAY button to fix the
DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME setting.
The CLOCK SET menu appears.
Press the MENU button to display the
MENU.
TO exit from the MENU mode, press
the MENU button,
Setting the Clock
SAT TE Before you begin...
+» Connect the Camcorder to a power source.
The date and time are calculated, including + Set the POWER switch to CAMERA.
leap year, up to DEC 31 2096. | Note:
* When the POWER switch is set to VCR, the
CLOCK SET menu will be displayed.
1 Press the MENU button to display
the MENU mode. Press UP 4 or
DOWN Y реале to select
SEI TPT ETS
--- MENU ---
PROGRAMMED REC
T ; LAL
STAND-BY RELEASE ; OFF
SELECT; PUSH F/A KEY
SET : PUSH DISPLAY KEY
END 7: PUSH MENU KEY
2 Press the DISPLAY button to display
the CLOCK SET menu. Press UP A
or DOWN ¥ repeatedly to select
DATE/TIME Y
--- CLOCK SET ---
TIMEZONE ; EASTERN
: AUTO
D. S.T. ;
ESC ; 12:00; 00AM
JAN 1 1998
SELECT: PUSH Y/A KEY
SET : PUSH DISPLAY KEY
: PUSH MENU KEY
3 Press the DISPLAY button to display
the DATE/TIME SETTING menu.
- - - DATETIME SETTING - - -
12%00:08AM
-EXAMPLE JAN 1 1988
a > M. E PU DRY ay
-5700:00P M-
JAN 1 1998 4
CE, Press UP A or DOWN ¥ repeatedly
OWN (or hold down) to enter the desired
ME numbers, then press the DISPLAY
г 1, button to fix that portion and move on.
- 6-00:0GP M- Adjust the flashing digits for the hour,
JAN 1 1688 minute, month, day, and year.
DISPLAY When you finish setting the year, the
$ clock starts operating, and the CLOCK
A SET menu appears.
12 Press the MENU button to display the
6-00-00PM MENU.
JAN' Y 1998
To exit from the MENU mode, press
the MENU button.
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Setting the Clock
Replacing the Battery
The date and time operates on a miniature
battery preinstalled in the underside of your
Camcorder.
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WARNING:
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battery may present a risk of fire or explosion.
Caution-battery may explode if mistreated.
Dispose of used battery promptly. Keep away
from children. Do not recharge, disassemble or
(dispose of in fire.
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| 1 While pinching the stopper tabs,
e С pull the Battery Tray out of the
Battery Compartment.
o Remove the Battery by bending
the locking tab outward.
3 Place the new Battery into the
Battery tray with the © mark facing
down. Press down until it snaps into
place.
» Do not reverse the polarity.
4 Insert the Battery Tray until both
triangle marks meet.
Note:
* Make sure your Camcorder is off when
replacing the Battery.
* Keep the Battery out of the reach of
children as swallowing it may be harmful.
* Improperly installed, discharged, or
missing battery will cause “CLOCK
BATTERY" to appear when the DISPLAY
button is pressed.
* Battery life is approximately 5 years.
Electronic Viewfinder/LCD Monitor Indications
Tape/Battery Remaining a
The tape remaining and battery charge level can be displayed during recording.
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( 1 Set the POWER ©
switch to CAMERA.
2 =
Press DISPLAY repeatedly 5
to select the desired display. .
EVF/LCD Monitor Indications
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REC
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press | 1200.00 press
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Remaining: Remaining:
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FULL MS 6 mA FULL
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a) = nm Fourth Second
EMPTY-E— — — press 1 press
a” Ва ЕМРТУ ID GSP Third { xm cso „SP
« It will take several seconds for the tape press
remaining indicator to operate after the <=
tape starts moving.
Recording the Date and Time M1 1900
1 Set the POWER 2 Press DISPLAY
switch to CAMERA. WEE GFE SP twice to change 1x7 JE SP
When placed in AEC the display to date REC
Record mode, the only. Press once
time and date will be or twice more 10
recorded on the 12:00:00AM remove the date/
tape. AN 11998 time display. JAN 11998
Note:
[ Only the Date and/or Time indications are recorded on the Tape. |
Display-Off Mode
This feature allows you to remove all Electronic Viewfinder/. CD
Monitor indications except Intelligent Titler (see pages 34-36).
Before inserting a tape, press DISPLAY and STOP together
for more than one second to remove the indications except
time and date”.
To display the Electronic Viewfinder Indications again, turn the LN? 1998
Camcorder Power off and then on again.
* To remove the time and date, press the DISPLAY button
repeatedly.
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Electronic re Monitor Indications
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[VCR-MODE]
12:00:00AM
JAN 1 1998
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(D Battery Remaining Indication = (see page 17)
When a battery recharge is necessary, WARNING LOW BATTERY" will
appear in the EVF. The external Power Lamp will start to flash and the
Camcorder will automatically turn OFF in 15 seconds.
2 Tape Remaining Indication
« [f the Camcorder is in the camera mode, (RECORD) with no cassette tape
inserted, or the record tab is missing, “ea” will flash for one minute and
“CHECK TAPE" will appear for 5 seconds.
« As the tape reaches the end during recording, “[&2]” will flash and “TAPE
END" will appear for 5 seconds as a warning.
@ TAPE SPEED Indication (see page 11)
Indicates the tape speed (SP or SLP).
@ Operating Mode Indications
REC (record)
(Appears in large then small characters.)
PAUSE
{Appears in large then small characters.)
FF (fast forward)
PLAY
REW (rewind)
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Electronic Viewfinder/LCD Monitor Indications
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6) —— 23 IE E.
[REC] |
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@,®—+——VCR-MODE|
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® Zoom Magnification level (see page 30).
(O High Speed Shutter indication (see page 32).
(@ VCR-MODE Indication
Appears for one minute if the POWER switch is set to VCR or the RECORD/PAUSE
button is pushed in VCR MODE.
® DEW Indication
If excessive moisture condenses in the unit, “WARNING DEW DETECTED” will
appear, Power Lamp wilt flash, and the Camcorder will automatically turn OFF in 15
seconds.
Wait until the indicator no longer flashes when your Camcorder is turned on before
use.
© Date and Time Indication (see page 15).
G9 Backlight Indication (see page 30).
M Manual Focus Indication (see page 31).
(2 Fade Indication (see page 33).
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Attaching the Shoulder Strap
Make sure the Battery Pack is not attached.
1 Undo the two strap ends from their
buckles.
2 Thread the strap ends through the
Strap Attachment Rings.
@ © Reinsert the strap ends through their
| © buckies.
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» Make sure the straps are not twisted.
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UA TEE
1 Pull a loop of the strap loose
from the buckle.
2 Pull the strap firmly through the buckle
to shorten or lengthen the strap.
size of your hand as illustrated.
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Camera Recording
Before you begin...
* Connect the Camcorder to a power source.
* Insert a cassette with record tab (see page 11).
Simple Recording
1 Set the POWER switch to CAMERA.
The built-in Lens Cover opens.
EV
* Make sure the
POWER switch is PAUSE
fully rotated to
the CAMERA
position.
Record/Pause
mode.
2 with the Viewfinder Eye Cup
against your eye, adjust the Vision
Adjustment Control to your eye-
sight.
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5
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©
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D slide the TAPE SPEED Selector to
SP or SLP (refer to page 11).
Lore RECORD/PAUSE to start
recording.
RECORD
Press the RECORD/PAUSE again to
pause the recording.
Set the Power switch to OFF after
recording is finished.
Note:
* To remove the cassette
* When your Camcorder is aimed at excessively in Record/Pause mode, slide the TAPE
bright objects, or bright lights, a vertical bar .
may appear in the picture. This is a normal EJECT switch (refer to page 11).
characteristic of the CCD pick-up device. Try
to avoid this when possible.
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Camera Recording
Using the LCD Monitor Before you begin...
The LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) monitor * Connect the Camcorder to a power source.
can be used while recording.
1 Press the LCD-OPEN button to unlock
the LCD monitor.
2 Swing the LCD monitor fully open
and adjust the angle.
Caution:
Rotating the LCD monitor while it is only
partially open may block the cassette
door and cause damage to the
Camcorder body.
3 Set the POWER switch to CAMERA.
* The LCD monitor turns on and off
according to the POWER switch
setting.
* When the LCD monitor is fully open,
the Viewfinder automatically turns
OFF.
* When the LCD monitor is completely
closed, the Viewfinder turns on
automatically.
* By rotating the LCD monitor 180°, so
that it faces the same direction as the
lens, the Viewfinder turns back on
allowing you and the subject to
monitor the recording.
A notate the BRIGHT control to adjust
the brightness of the LCD monitor.
5 Start recording (see page 21).
Note:
+ Using the LCD monitor reduces battery
operating time.
+ Close the LCD monitor completely when not in
use.
BRIGHT
Dark
Bright
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Camera Recording
Stand-by Quick Release
Whenever the Camcorder is left in RECORD/PAUSE mode for 5 minutes, it will
automatically switch to Stand-by mode to conserve energy. Activating the Stand-by
Quick Release feature allows you to release the Stand-by mode and resume recording
by simply pressing the RECORD/PAUSE button. If this feature is not activated, it is
necessary to turn the Camcorder OFF, and then back to CAMERA to start recording
again. The default setting from the factory is OFF mode.
Before you begin...
* Connect the Camcorder to a power source.
* Insert a cassette with record tab
(see page 11).
1 Set the POWER switch to CAMERA.
> Press the MENU button to display
the MENU mode. Press UP 4 or
DOWN Y repeatediy to select
STAND-BY RELEASE}
--- MENU ---
PROG RAMMED REC
TITLE = AUTOMANUAL
STAND-BY HeLEASE THY
CLOCK SET
SELECT : PUSH WA KEY
SET : PUSH DISPLAY KEY
: MENU KEY
END
3 Press the DISPLAY button to set ON
or OFF.
ON:
You can resume recording from Stand-
by mode by pressing the RECORD/
PAUSE button.
OFF:
RECORD! You must set the POWER switch to
PAUSE OFF, and then to CAMERA to release
the Stand-by mode.
A press the MENU button to set your
selection and exit the Menu mode.
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Camera Recording
Easy Edit Stand-by
If you stop recording but plan to resume within 24 hours, use the Edit Standby feature to
make a smooth transition between scenes.
Tres RECORD/PAUSE while
recording.
Set the POWER switch to OFF and
leave the cassette in the Camcorder.
3 When ready to resume recording, set
POWER the POWER switch to CAMERA and
Switch press RECORD/PAUSE.
Note:
RECORD/ « If it is going to be longer than 24 hours before
you resume recording, you will need to use the
PAUSE manual Easy Edit feature described below.
1 Set the POWER switch to VCR.
2 (A) Press REWIND/SEARCH to go
back a few seconds on the tape.
® Press PLAY to review the picture
on the Viewfinder.
© Press STILL at the location you
wish to continue your recording.
3 Set the POWER switch to CAMERA.
a A press RECORD/PAUSE to continue
recording.
Camera Recording
Programmed Recording
You can program the Camcorder to start
and stop recording at a preset time. You
can also do an Interval Recording which
allows you to record 5 or 10 second
intervals per minute.
MENU
DISPLAY
RECORD/
PAUSE
10MIN. — 20MIN. — 30MIN.—TO TAPE END
| INTERVAL * 2 INTERVAL * 1]
10 SEC/MIN. 5SEC/MIN.
“1 Interval 5 SEC/MIN:
A 5 second recording is performed
each minute.
*2 Interval 10 SEC/MIN:
A 10 second recording is performed
each minute.
Note:
* The start time cannot be set for over 24
hours in advance from the current time.
* The Camcorder will automatically shut
itself off when the tape reaches its end or
12 hours after an Interval recording is
started.
* Set the POWER switch to OFF to cancel
the Programmed Recording feature.
Before you begin...
* Connect the Camcorder to a power source.
For extended periods of recording, it is
recommended to use the AC Adaptor for a
power source,
* Insert a cassette with record tab (see page 11).
+ Set the POWER switch to CAMERA.
1 Press the MENU button to display
the MENU mode. Press UP 4 or
DOWN Y repeatedly to select
PROGRAMMED
: GEESE |
TITLE : AUTOMANUAL
STAND-BY RELEASE ¡ OFF
CLOCK SET
SELECT: PUSH Ya KEY
SET : PUSH DISPLAY KEY
END —: PUSH MENU KEY
Press the DISPLAY button to display
the current time in the EVE,
To change the start time, press the
DISPLAY button repeatedly. Each
press increases
the time by 30
minutes.
EEG 1C-20PM
REC TIME ; 10MIN,
CANCEL : PUSH MENU KEY
10:20:00PM
3 Press DOWN Y to select GAR.
Press the DISPLAY button repeatedly
to select one of the recording lengths
shown at left.
START ; 10:30PM
КЗ); ТММ.
SELECT : PUSH Y/a KEY
SET :PUSH DISPLAY KEY
START :PUSH RECPAUSE
CANCEL : PUSH MENU KEY
10:20:00PM
If you want to cancel the setup, press
the MENU button twice.
Later setting the START and REC
TIME, press the REC/PAUSE button
to place the
Camcorder in
stand-by mode.
STAND-BY
START ; 10:30PM
ВЕС ПМЕ; 10MIN.
10:20:00PM
JUN 11998
The Camcorder will automatically start
recording at the preset time and turn
itself off when the recording is finished.
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Playing Back your Recordings
Playback using the EVF or REECE begin...
2; A Connect the Camcorder to à power source.
LCD Monitor * insert a recorded cassette.
1 Press the LCD-OPEN button to unlock
the LCD monitor and swing it open.
2 Set the POWER switch to VCR.
* The LCD monitor turns on and off
according to the POWER switch
setting.
* When the LCD monitor is fully open,
the Viewfinder automatically turns
OFF.
7 *When the LCD monitor is in the closed
position, you can view your recording
through the EVF.
+ When not in use, close the LCD
monitor so that it faces inward.
3 Start Tape Playback.
A Press the REWIND/SEARCH
button to rewind the tape.
® Press PLAY to start playback.
© Press STOP to stop playback.
» Adjust the volume of the speaker
using the VOLUME control.
« Adjust the brightness of the LCD
monitor using the BRIGHT control.
Auto Play
When the POWER switch is set to VCR,
playback will automatically begin if the
record tab has been removed on the
cassette.
4 von you are finished viewing, close
the LCD monitor completely. (The EVF
will turn on.)
Note:
» Using the LCD monitor reduces battery
operating time.
VOLUME
max.
min.
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Playing Back your Recordings
Special Effects Playback Before you begin...
* Connect the Palmcorder to a power source.
* Insert a recorded cassette.
FAST * Set the POWER switch to YCR.
FORWARD
To rapidly locate a scene
Press PLAY then press FAST
FORWARD/SEARCH or REWIND/
SEARCH for rapid visual search.
Press again, or press PLAY to resume
DD normal speed.
LONGO [= View a Still Picture
— S ~~ N AN Press STILL to freeze the picture.
DISPLAY ía е U Press again to resume normal playback.
NOSE Il Am This feature works best in SLP mode (see
UP 4775 | HU pages 11, 21).
DOWNY |
cuy Search Speed
Standard Play (SP) Search is about 3
times the normal speed, and Super Long
Play (SLP) Search is about 9 times the
normal speed.
Note:
* During search playback, horizontal noise bars will appear and there will be no audio.
* To protect the tape and the video heads, your Palmcorder's operating modes will revert as
follows:
STILL — ——” STAND-BY after 5 minutes.
STANDBY —» POWER OFF after 5 minutes when using a Battery Pack.
* When the tape reaches its end during playback, or fast forward, it will rewind automatically.
Tracking Control Auto Tracking
Continuously analyzes the signal of each
recording for optimum picture quality.
Manual Tracking
To minimize the noise in some recordings,
manual tracking may be necessary.
In Playback mode:
Press UP 4 or DOWN Y until picture
clears up.
Press DISPLAY to return to Auto Tracking.
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Playing Back your Recordings
TV Playback or Viewing Before you begin...
Your Camcorder may be connected to a * Connect the Camcorder to a power source.
TV to play back tapes or to view what you
are recording.
1 Set the POWER switch to VCR for
(С ТУ ми AUDIO/VIDEO IN Jacks. ) tape playback.
Or, set to CAMERA to view what your
Back of TV Camcorder is recording.
2 um the TV ON and set it to LINE
INPUT.
Check your TV operating instructions.
Note:
If your TV has no VIDEO or AUDIO IN
jacks, select CH 3 or 4 on your TV to match
the CH 3/4 switch setting on the OPTIONAL
PV-RF16 RF Adaptor. Set the VCR/TV
selector on the RF Adaptor to VCR for
playback.
To Audio In
Audio/Video
Cable
(Supplied)
To Audio/Video Out
3 Start playback or begin a recording.
(TV without AUDIO/VIDEO IN Jacks. )
If you have connected the
To Audio/ |
Video Out} Camcorder to your TV using the
7 \ PV-RF16 RF Adaptor and want to
watch TV only:
Set the POWER switch to OFF on the
RF Adaptor Camcorder.
(optional) VHF Antenna hen, set the VCR/TV Selector on the RF
Adaptor to TV.
300 ohm-75 ohm Now, turn the TV ON and select a
CH 3/4 Switch transformer channel.
(not supplied)
or F Connector p N
UHF Antenna CATV System Installer
debido This reminder is provided to call the CATV
VCR/TV system installer's attention to Article 820-40
Selector Back of TV of the NEC in USA (and to the Canadian
Electrical Code in Canada) that provides
guidelines for proper grounding and, in
particular, specifies that the cable ground
shall be connected to the grounding system
VHF Connecting
Cable
(not supplied)
To VHF Antenna O of the building, as close to the point of cable
Terminal Ur - entry as practical. у
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Playing Back your Recordings in your VCR
Playback using the PlayPak
SS — Remove the Battery Compartment lid
and insert the AA size battery.
* Make sure polarities are aligned properly.
* When tape loading and unioading time
becomes longer than normal, battery
replacement is necessary.
1 Turn the Tape Wheel on the VISIT
cassette in the direction of the
arrow to take up any slack.
2 slide the RELEASE button in the
direction of the arrow to open the
PlayPak door.
3 Insert the VISITS cassette with the
window facing up and to the left.
> Then, snap the lid shut.
* Be sure the cassette reel area under the
PlayPak is free to turn while loading.
* Allow the Load Detector to fully retract
Load Detector before using the PlayPak in your standard
~ VHS VCR.
1 Slide the RELEASE button and wait
for the lid to open.
2 Hola the PlayPak securely in one
hand. Using your finger, reach through
the hole in the bottom of the PlayPak
Adaptor and push the tape out the top.
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Four-Speed Power Zoom | Backlight
Before you begin...
* Connect the Camcorder to a power source.
* Set the POWER switch to CAMERA.
Four-Speed Power Zoom
You can gradually zoom in for close ups
or zoom out for wide angle shots.
The zooming speed ranges from a slow Zoom In (“T”)
speed of 16 seconds to a fast 2 seconds
according to the pressure applied to the
zoom buttons.
Zoom Out (“W”)
Zoom slowly by lightly pressing the “T”
(Telephoto) or the "W” (Wide Angle) side
of the POWER ZOOM switch.
Zoom quickly by applying more pressure.
* The magnification level is displayed in the
EVF.
EN TIT Before you begin...
* Connect the Camcorder to a power source,
Use when recording a subject that is « Set the POWER switch to CAMERA.
darker than the surrounding scene, in a
shadowed area or when the light source is
in back of your subject.
Press the BACKLIGHT button while
recording.
When lighting conditions return to normal,
press the BACKLIGHT button again to
disengage.
Indication appears in the EVF.
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| Focus
Before you begin...
The Camcorder will automatically focus on * Connect the Camcorder to a power source.
the subject even during zooming. * Set the POWER switch to CAMERA.
|
If necessary, press MANUAL FOCUS so
that “MF” does not appear in the EVF.
Manual Focus
Use Manual Focus (MF) when recording:
* A Subject through glass. * a subject with a shiny surface.
+ а subject that is far from the Camcorder with * an obliquely angled subject.
objects in the foreground. * a bright, flat subject such as a white wall.
* a subject with distinct horizontal stripes. * in low light situations.
* a subject not centered in the Viewfinder. « a scene with fast motions, like a golf swing.
No] 1 Press MANUAL FOCUS so that
“MP” (Manual Focus) appears in the
EVF. EVF Indication
MF
2 Press and hold the “T" side of the
POWER ZOOM switch until the lens
is zoomed in all the way (subject at
maximum size).
3 Turn the MANUAL FOCUS control
until the picture is in focus.
* It may be necessary to back away from
the subject to focus the image properly.
Press the “W” side of the POWER
ZOOM switch to frame the picture
as desired.
* Re-focusing may be required
when your Camcorder is aimed at a naw
scene.
Macro Focus (for close-ups)
Auto Focus will function as close as 1/2 inch (12.7mm) from the subject.
Press the “W” side of the POWER ZOOM switch to the wide angle position.
Then, bring the Camcorder as close to the subject as desired.
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High Speed Shutter
To record high speed motion (e.g. a tennis stroke) for improved STILL or SLOW MOTION
playback, when watching the tape on this Camcorder or a VHS 3 or 4 head VCR.
Before you begin...
* Connect the Camcorder to a power source.
» Sel the POWER switch to CAMERA.
* Insert a cassette with record tab (see page 11).
Auto Shutter
in the AUTO mode (no indication in the EVF), the Camcorder wili automatically adjust the
shutter speed from 1/60 to 1/350 according to the brightness of the subject.
AUTO mode is automatically selected whenever the POWER switch is set to CAMERA.
Manual Selection
The High Speed Shutter indicator flashes when the light level is inadequate.
More light should be provided to achieve better picture quality and color,
a 1 Press HIGH SPEED SHUTTER while
recording.
2 Press repeatedly to obtain one of the
eight higher shutter speeds shown at
right.
Note:
No Indication * For proper color reproduction, it is
2 recommended that you use this feature
EVF Indications 1/60 outdoors. For indoor High Speed Shutter
1/100 recording, additional halogen or tungsten light
should be provided. Fluorescent light will
1/250 degrade the picture quality.
* This feature requires ample light. More light is
1/500 required for the fastest shutter speeds.
* The Auto Focus system may not operate
1/1 poo properly in insufficient light when using the High
1/2000 Speed Shutter.
+
1/4000
1/10000
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One-Touch Auto Fade
Make smooth scene transitions for a more
professional look.
Before you begin...
* Connect the Camcorder to a power source.
+ Set the POWER switch to CAMERA.
Fade in: |
Starting the first scene with “fade in” can
be very effective.
1 During the RECORD/PAUSE mode,
press the FADE button to make
“FADE” flash in the EVF.
2 Press the RECORD/PAUSE button.
The screen will turn black and the
recording will start as picture and sound
gradually fade in.
Fade Out:
Use to create a soft ending or, when used
together with fade in, a soft transition from
one scene to the next.
1 Press the FADE button to make
“FADE” flash in the EVF while
recording.
2 Press the RECORD/PAUSE button.
The picture and sound will gradually
fade out and the recording will PAUSE,
If FADE is accidentally pressed, simply
press it again so that “FADE” disappears in
the EVF.
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Intelligent Titler
Automatic Title
On selected holidays, such as New Year's
Day, the Camcorder will automatically
display the appropriate title when the
power is first turned on.
MENU
DISPLAY
RECORD/
PAUSE
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Before you begin...
* Connect the Camcorder to a power source.
* Set the POWER switch to CAMERA,
* Insert a cassette with record tab (see page 11).
1 Press the MENU button to display
the MENU mode. Press UP A or
DOWN V repeatedly to select ШИ.
--- MENU ---
PROGRAMMED REC
: AUTO/MANUAL
STAND-BY RELEASE ¡ OFF
CLOCK SEF
ENO —: PUSH MENU KEY
2 Press the DISPLAY button to select
AUTO/MANUAL.
e) Press the MENU button to set your
selection and exit the Menu mode.
dr record the automatically displayed
title, press the RECORD/ PAUSE
button. (refer to page 35 for Automatic/
Manual Title Display List.)
5 To remove the title while recording,
press the TITLE button.
Note:
* To remove the title before recording, press the
TITLE button repeatedly until the On Screen
Display disappears.
* You can display HAPPY ANNIVERSARY,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, VACATION, WEDDING
DAY, or A SPECIAL DAY by pressing the
TITLE button repeatedly in Pause {Record
mode).
* The Camcorder will not automatically display a
title once it has been removed. To redisplay
the title, press TITLE in Pause (Record mode).
Automatic/Manual Title Display List
Dec. 31-Jan. 1
HAPPY NEW YEAR! / CHEERS!
Feb. 14
VALENTINE'S DAY / BE MY VALENTINE
2nd Sunday in May
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY / WE LOVE YOUI
Last Monday in May
MEMORIAL DAY
3rd Sunday in Jun.
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY / WE LOVE YOU!
Jul. 4
INDEPENDENCE DAY
1st Monday in Sep.
LABOR DAY
Oct. 31
HAPPY HALLOWEEN
4th Thursday in Nov.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING
Dec. 24-25
MERRY CHRISTMAS / HO! HO! HO!
These Titles must be
displayed manually.
HAPPY EASTER
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY
HAPPY BIRTHDAY
VACATION
WEDDING DAY
A SPECIAL DAY
Intelligent Titler
Manual Title
Before you begin...
* Connect the Camcorder to a power source.
* Set the POWER switch to CAMERA.
* Insert a cassette with record tab (see page
11).
1 Make sure that TITLE, in the Menu
mode, is set to AUTO/MANUAL.
(see steps 1-3 on page 34.)
2. Pause (Record mode), press the
TITLE button repeatedly to display
the desired title from the list shown
above.
3 Press the RECORD/PAUSE button to
record the displayed title,
Apress the TITLE button while
recording to remove the title.
Note:
* To redisplay the title, press TITLE in Pause
(Record mode).
Intelligent Titler
Phrase Title
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RECORD/
PAUSE
EVF Indications
(no indication)
BEAUTIFUL
BRAVO!
CHEERS!
CONGRATULATIONS
GIMME A BREAK!
GOOD LUCK
1 LOVE YOU
OOPSI
OUR LITTLE ANGEL
WAY TO GO
Before you begin...
* Connect the Camcorder to a power source.
+ Set the POWER switch to CAMERA.
* Insert a cassette with record tab (see page 11).
1 Press the MENU button to display
the MENU mode. Press UP 4 or
DOWN V repeatedly to select LILIES.
SELECT: PUSH V/aA KEY
SET : PUSH DISPLAY
END —¡: PUSH MENU KEY
2 Press the DISPLAY button to select
PHRASE.
3 Press the MENU button to set your
selection and exit the Menu mode.
4. Pause (Record mode), press the
TITLE button repeatedly to display
the desired title from the list shown
below.
3 Press the RECORD/PAUSE button to
record the displayed title.
O Press the TITLE button while
recording to remove the title.
Note:
* To redisplay the title, press TITLE in Pause
(Record mode).
Copying your Tapes (dubbing)
Main Operation
Before you begin...
* Connect the Camcorder to VCR as shown
below.
+ Turn ON both units.
Set the recording VCR’s Input Signal
Source (Playing)
Camcorder
Selector to LINE.
» Set the Camcorder POWER
switch to VCR.
1 Insert a pre-recorded tape
into the Camcorder and a blank tape
with a recording tab into your VCR.
N— 2 Press PLAY on the Camcorder and
when you find the starting point, press
STILL.
Audio/Video
Out TV
(To View)
press REC on your VCR and then
immediately press STILL/PAUSE.
| VCR Buttons
( Recording:
/ VCR
To Audio To Video
In In
Audio/Video Cable
(supplied)
Monitor with your TV
* Turn the TV ON and select its VCR
channel (CH3 or CH4).
* Set the VCR/TV Selector on the
recording VCR to VCA.
VHF Connecting
/ Cable (not supplies) —J СЭ В 23 В СЭ
PAUSENSTILL STOP REW PLAY FF REC
A press STILL on the Camcorder and
press STILL/PAUSE on the VCR to
simultaneously start both units.
D press STOP on both units when
dubbing is complete.
Note:
* Tapes recorded on other VCRs and
used for playback in the Camcorder
must be recorded in SP or SLP mode.
* For technical reasons, dubbing a tape
may reduce its quality.
CAUTION:
Unauthorized exchanging and/or
copying of copyrighted recordings may
be copyright infringement.
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Palmcorder Accessory System
For ordering instructions, see the Accessory Order Form page.
Accessory # Figure Description Price
PV-A17 AC Adaptor with $130.00
DC Power Cable
P-V215 3.0Ah Battery Pack $60.00
PV-BP17/ 2.4Ah Battery Pack $50.00
P-V214
PV-BP18/ 1.8Ah Battery Pack $45.00
P-V611
PV-BP15/ 1.2Ah Battery Pack $45.00
P-V213
PV-AA6 "AA" Battery Case $20.00
PV-C16 Car Battery Cord $70.00
PV-RF16 RF Adaptor $40.00
PV-P1 VHS PlayPak $35.00
PV-H18 Soft Sided $49.00
Carrying Case
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Palmcorder Accessory Order Form
Please photocopy this form when placing an order.
1. Palmcorder Model #
2. Items Ordered
Accessory # Description Price Each Quantity Total Price
Subtotal
Your State & Local Sales Tax
Shipping & Handling 5.00
Total Enclosed
3. Method of payment (check one)
[J Check or Money Order enclosed (NO C.O.D.SHIPMENTS)
[J VISA Credit Card #
[J MasterCard Expiration Date
(J Discover Customer Signature
Make Check or Money Order to: MATSUSHITA ACCESSORIES
(Please do not send cash)
4. Shipping information (UPS delivery requires complete street address)
Ship To:
Mr.
Mrs.
Ms.
First Last Phone #:
Day ( )
Street Address
Night ( )
City State Zip
TO OBTAIN ANY OF OUR OMNIMOVIE/PALMCORDER ACCESSORIES YOU CAN DO ANY OF
THE FOLLOWING:
VISIT YOUR LOCAL PANASONIC DEALER
OR
CALL PANASONIC'S ACCESSORY ORDER LINE AT 1-800-211-7262
[9 AM-9 PM M-F, 9 AM-7 AM SAT-SUN, EST]
OR
MAIL THIS ORDER TO: PANASONIC SERVICES COMPANY ACCESSORY
ORDER OFFICE
20421 84th Avenue South Kent, WA. 98032
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Notes Regarding Operations
Attaching Optical Filters and Lenses
Be careful not to touch the lens itself when attaching optical filters and lenses.
Cleaning the EVF (Electronic Viewfinder)
To Remove
1 Turn the EVF Eyepiece
counterclockwise 1/8 of a turn,
2 Pull free.
Remove any lint or dust particles with
a soft clean cloth being careful not to
scratch the glass surfaces.
3 To re-install EVF
Line up the marks on the Eyepiece with
the grooves inside the EVF shaft and
attach. Turn the EVF clockwise 1/8 of a
turn to lock in place.
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Specifications
Power Source:
Power Consumption:
Video Signal:
Video Recording System:
Audio:
Pick-Up System:
Pick-Up Device:
Lens:
Viewfinder:
LCD Monitor:
Minimum Illumination Required:
Operating Temperature:
Operating Humidity:
Weight:
Dimensions:
Compact VHS Camcorder: DC 6V
AC Adaptor: 110/120/220/240V AC, 50/60 Hz
Battery: Nickel-Cadmium Type DC 6V
Compact VHS Camcorder: 6V DC 8.5 W
AC Adaptor: 24W
system
1 track
1.2W {when not in use.)
EIA Standard (525 lines, 60 fields) NTSC color signal
2 rotary heads plus flying erase head. Helical scanning
Sequential color difference field reverse system
One integral color filter Charge Coupled Device (CCD)
23:1 zoom lens, F1:1.6 with auto iris control
Focal length: 3.8mm - 87.4mm
Power zoom function
Lens filter diameter: 52mm
0.5 inch (12.7mm)} Electronic Viewfinder
3.2 inch (81.2mm) Liquid Crystal Display
1.4 Ix {F1:1.6) 0.14 footcandles
8 Ix (F1:1.6) 0.8 footcandiles (EIA Standard)
32°F-104°F (0°C-40°C)
10%-75%
Compact VHS Camcorder: 2.4 lbs.
AC Adaptor:
1.10 kg
0.77 Ibs.
0.35 kg
Compact VHS Camcorder:
AC Adaptor: 2-3/4 (W) x 1-5/8 (H) x 5-3/4 (D) inch
41 (H)x 145 (D) mm
Weight and dimensions shown are approximate.
Designs and specifications are subject to change without notice.
4-3/8 (W) x 4-5/8 (H) x
7 (D) inch
110 (W) x 116 (H) x 177 (D) mm
70 (W) x
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If you have a problem with your Camcorder, it may be something you can correct yourself.
Check the list below for symptoms and corrections,
Symptom
Correction
No picture in the EVF ...
Make sure a Power Source is connected. (pp. 8, 10)
Make sure the POWER switch is set to VCR or
CAMERA. (pp. 21, 26)
Check the Dew Indicator. (p. 19)
Make sure the battery is fully charged. (p. 8)
Make sure all necessary cables are connected correctly
and firmly. (p. 28)
Video cassette cannot be inserted ...
Make sure a Power Source is connected. (pp. 8, 10)
Insert the cassette with the window side facing out. (p.
11)
Video cassette cannot be removed …
Make sure a Power Source is connected. (pp. 8, 10)
No operation starts when operation buttons are
pressed …
Check for the Dew Indicator. (p. 19}
Recording cannot be done …
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Make sure the record tab is still intact. (p. 11)
Check the Battery Indicator. {p. 17)
Chack the Dew Indicator. {p. 19)
Auto Focus does not operate ...
Make sure the FOCUS button is set to AUTO. (p. 31)
Make sure the unit is ON, with the POWER switch set
to CAMERA (p. 21).
Sound from microphone cannot be monitored ...
Make sure the unit is set to REC or Record/Pause
mode.
Camera picture is too dark …
Makes sure the HIGH SPEED SHUTTER button is OFF
(p. 32).
No playback picture, or the playback
picture is noisy or contains streaks ...
Press UP A/DOWN Y button during playback (Tracking
Control) (p. 27).
During playback, the picture shows motion or
blurred action …
Portions of the still picture where the normal speed
motion was particularly rapid may produce this effect.
This is normal.
if the top of your playback picture waves back
and forth excessively ...
Because the playback signal is not as stable as an off
the air TV signal, the top of your TV screen may be
bent or unstable when the tape is played back. This
symptom is more noticeable when a tape recorded on
another VCR is played back. To solve this problem,
locate the horizontal hold control on your TV. Turn it
slowly to correct the wavy picture. If your TV does not
have a horizontal hold control or adjusting the control
does not help, some modifications may have to
be made to the TV set. Technically this is called
“Horizontal AFC time constant change.” If such a
problem exists, please contact your local TV service
center. (Some nominal service charges may be
required.)
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Before Requesting Service
Cleaning Care for Video Heads
(a) Video Head Cleaning: Your Camcorder will not normally
require head cleaning; however, it is possible that the heads
may become clogged when playing an old or damaged tape. If
the image on your screen resembles the photograph on the
be : left while playing back a tape, the heads may require cleaning.
Clogged Video Head (b) Cleaning the Heads: It is recommended that head
cleaning be performed by a qualified service technician.
Please contact your nearest Panasonic Service Center. An
alternate solution is to obtain a head cleaning cassette. There
are many types of cleaning cassettes, so be sure to follow the
cleaning instructions carefully. Excessive use of the cleaning
cassette could shorten head life. Use this cassette only when
a head clogging symptom occurs,
Refer servicing to qualified service personnel.
Request for Service Notice
Please photocopy this form when making a request for service notice.
In the unlikely event this product needs service.
* Please include your proof of purchase.
Request tor Service Notice: (Failure to due so will delay your repair.)
* TO further speed your repair please provide
an explanation of what is wrong with the unit
and any symptom it is exhibiting.
Mail this completed form and your Proof of Purchase along with your unit to:
Panasonic Services Company
1705 N. Randall Road
Elgin, IL. 60123-7847
Attn: Camcorder Repair
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Index of Controls |
Front View
Built-In Twin Capsule
2-Way Microphone System
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CAMERA.
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Wheel
See page 31.
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Index of Controls
POWER Lamp
Lights when the Power Switch
is set to VCR or CAMERA.
See pages 7, 18.
UP A Button
See pages 12, 13, 14, 15, 23,
25, 27, 34, 35, 36.
(Tracking Control)
See page 27.
TAPE SPEED Selector
See pages 7, 11, 21.
Strap Attachment
Rings
See page 20.
DC IN Connector
See page 10.
BATTERY
RELEASE Button
See page 8.
Audio/Video Output Connector
See pages 28, 37.
(This connector for use with
supplied Audio/Video cable only.)
*Focus Control
Adjust the focus of the
picture on the EVF.
*Bright Control
Adjust the brightness of
the picture.
REWIND/SEARCH Button
See pages 7, 24, 26, 27.
PLAY Button
See pages 7, 24, 26, 27, 37.
STILL Button
See pages 24, 27, 37.
See page 27.
26, 37.
POWER Switch
22, 23, 24, 26, 28.
RECORD/PAUSE Button
See pages 7, 21, 23, 24,
25, 33, 34, 35, 36.
DOWN Y Button
See pages 12, 13, 14, 15,
23, 25, 27, 34, 35, 36.
(Tracking Control)
See page 27.
*Note: These controls have been set at
the factory. Н 15 not necessary to adjust
these controls under normal
circumstances. But, should it become
necessary, be careful to make the
adjustment with a small, slender
screwdriver so as not to damage the
miniature control,
FAST FORWARD/
SEARCH Button
STOP Button
See pages 7, 17,
Hand Strap
See page 20.
See pages 7, 17, 21,
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Adjusts the brightness of the picture.
See pages 22, 26.
LCD-OPEN button
See pages 22, 26.
| Bright Control
Volume Control
See page 26.
Built-In Speaker
LCD (Liquid Crystal
Display) Monitor
See pages 22, 26.
PUSH TO CLOSE
Area
Underside View
Tripod Mounting Hole Clock Battery Tray
See page 16.
Vision Adjustment Control
See pages 7, 21.
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Index of Controls
TITLE Button
HIGH SPEED
SHUTTER Button
See page 32.
See pages 34, 35, 36.
MENU Button
See pages 12, 13, 14, 15,
POWER ZOOM Switch
See pages 30, 31.
23, 25, 34, 35, 36.
Electronic Viewfinder (EVF)
See pages 17, 18, 19, 40.
BACKLIGHT FADE Button
See page 33.
Button
See page 30.
AC Adaptor
POWER Lamp
See pages 8, 10.
CHARGE Lamp
See pages 8, 9.
VCR DC OUT Battery Charging
Connector Compartment
See page 10. | See page 8.
BATTERY REFRESH
Button
See page 9.
DISPLAY Button
See pages 12, 13, 14,
15, 17, 23, 25, 27, 34,
35, 36.
(Auto Tracking)
See page 27.
TAPE EJECT Switch
See pages 7, 11, 21.
AC Power Cord
See pages 8, 9, 10.
CAUTION: ``
This unit will operate on 110/120/
220/240V AC. An AC plug adaptor
may be required tor voltages other
than 120V AC. Please contact
either a local or foreign electrical
parts distributor for assistance in
selecting an alternate AC plug.
We recommend using the
accessory power plug adaptor
(VJSS0070) in an area which has
| special AC outlets. |
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Accessories (Optional)
Accessores (Supplied)
Audio/Video Cable
2, 28,
Auto Daylight Saving
Time
Auto Focus
Backlight
Battery Pack 2, 8, 9
Battery Remaining
Indication
Battery Warning
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17,
Camera Recording
21, 22, 23, 24,
Car Battery Cord 10,
CH 3/4 Switch
Charging Battery
Cleaning Care for Video
Heads
Clock Battery 2,
Clock Set 13, 14, 15,
Copying your Tapes
D
DC Power Cable 2, 10,
DEW Indication
Display-off Mode
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37
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31
30
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18
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Easy Edit Stand-by
Erase Protection Tab
EVF/LCD Monitor
Indications
F
Fade
H
High Speed Shutter
High Speed Shutter
Indicator
Macro Focus
Manual Focus
MENU Mode
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19,
One-Touch Auto Fade
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PLAY Indicator
Playback
PlayPak
Power Supply
26, 27, 28,
2, 29,
8, 9,
Programmed Recording
R
REC Indicator
Request for Service
Notice
RF Adaptor
28,
24
11
19
33
32
31
12
33
18
29
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Safety Precautions
Search Speed
Shoulder Strap 2,
Special Effects Playback
Specifications
Stand-by Quick Release
Still Picture
Symptom/Correction
T
Tab
Tape Speed
Tape Warning
Titler
Tracking Contro!
V
VCR-MODE Indication
VHF Connecting Cable
28,
Video Cassettes (tapes)
Viewing
W
Warranty
Z
Zoom In/Out
34, 35,
49,
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37
11
28
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Panasonic Consumer Electronics Panasonic Sales Company, Division of
Company, Division of Matsushita Matsushita Electric of Puerto Rico, Inc.
Electric Corporation of America Ave. 65 de Infanteria. Km. 9.5
One Panasonic Way Secaucus, San Gabriel Industrial Park, Carolina, Puerto
New Jersey 07094 Rico 00985
PANASONIC/QUASAR Video Products
Limited Warranty
Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company or Panasonic Sales Company (collectively referred to
as “the Warrantor”) will repair this product with new or refurbished parts, free of charge, in the USA
or Puerto Rico, in the event of a defect in materials or workmanship as follows (all time periods
commence from the date of the original purchase):
PRODUCT PARTS LABOR
CAMCORDER ONE (1) YEAR, EXCEPT CCD IMAGE SENSOR NINETY lo! DAYS
CD | -
B201DAYS —
VCR ONE (1) YEAR NINETY (
AN MIXER ONE (1) YEAR NINETY (90) DAYS
MONITOR-VCR ONE (1) YEAR, EXCEPT CRT NINETY (90) DAYS
CRT - TWO (2) YEARS CRT- NINETY (90) DAYS
CUSTOMER PAYS ALL
LABOR CHARGES
AFTER 90 DAYS
Monitor-VCR In-home or carry-in Service: 22” (diagonal) CRT / LCD and Larger
Monitor-VCR Carry-in Service: 21” (diagonal) CAT / LCD and smaller
Batteries (if included) - New rechargeable batteries in exchange for defective rechargeable
batteries for ten (10) days. Non-rechargeable batteries are not warranted.
rape (f included) - New video cassette tape in exchange for a defective video cassette tape for
ive ays.
In-home, carry-in or mail-in service, as applicable, in the USA can be obtained during the warranty
period by contacting a Panasonic Services Company (PASC) Factory Servicenter listed in the
Service Directory. Or call toll free 1-800-211-PANA(7262), to locate an authorized PASC
Servicenter. Carry-in or mail-in service in Puerto Rico can be obtained during the warranty period
by calling the Panasonic Sales Company telephone number listed in the Servicenter Directory.
This warranty is extended only to the original purchaser. A purchase receipt or other proof of the
date of the original purchase is required before warranty service is rendered.
This warranty only covers failures due to defects in materials and workmanship which occur during
normal use and does not cover normal maintenance, including, but not limited to, video and audio
head cleaning. The warranty does not cover damage which occurs in shipment, or failures which
are caused by products not supplied by the warrantor, or failures which result from accident,
misuse, abuse, neglect, mishandling, misapplication, alteration, modification, faulty installation, set-
up adjustments, improper antenna, inadequate signal pickup, maladjustment of consumer controls,
improper operation, power line surge, improper voltage supply, lightning damage, commercial use
such as hotel, office, restaurant, or other business or rental use of the product, or service b
anyone other than a PASC Factory Servicenter or a PASC authorized Servicenter, or damage that
is attributable to acts of God.
LIMITS AND EXCLUSIONS
There are no express warranties except as listed above. THE WARRANTOR SHALL NOT BE
LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT
LIMITATION, DAMAGE TO TAPES) RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THIS PRODUCTS, OR
ARISING QUT OF ANY BREACH OF THE WARRANTY. ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED
WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR
PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED TO THE APPLICABLE WARRANTY PERIOD SET
FORTH ABOVE. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential
damages, or limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above exclusions or
limitations may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from
state to state.
If a problem with this product develops during or after the warranty period, you may contact your
dealer or Servicenter. If the problem is not handled to your satisfaction, then write to the Customer
Satisfaction Center at the Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company address above.
SERVICE CALLS WHICH DO NOT INVOLVE DEFECTIVE MATERIALS OR WORKMANSHIP AS
DETERMINED BY THE WARRANTOR, IN {TS SOLE DISCRETION, ARE NOT COVERED.
COSTS OF SUCH SERVICE CALLS ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PURCHASER,
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all Customer Service inquiries please contact:
800-211-PANA(7262), Monday-Friday 9am-9pm Saturday-Sunday 9am-7am, EST.
Web Site: http:// WWW .Panasonic.com
You can purchase parts, accessories or locate your
nearest servicenter by visiting our Web Site.
Product Repairs
MAIL TO :
CALIFORNIA
6550 Katella Avenue
Cypress, CA 90630
B00 Dubuque Avenue
S. San Francisco
CA 94080
20201 Sherman Way
Suite 102
Canoga Park, CA 91306
3878 Ruffin Road
Suite A
San Diego, CA 92123
COLORADO
1640 South Abilens
Street Suite D
Aurora, CO 80012
FLORIDA
3700 North 29th Avenue
Suite 102
Hollywood, FL 33020
Factory Servicenters Locations
Panasonic Services Company
1705 N. Randall Road,
Eigin, IL 60123-7847
Attention: Camcorder Repair
Centralized Factory Servicenter
Please carefully pack and ship, prepaid and insured, to the Elgin centralized repair Factory
Servicenter. While there will be added handling delays, you may bring your unit to one of the
following locations who will then forward the unit to Elgin for repair.
Customer's in Puerto Rico, please ship or carry in to location below (“Service in Puerto Rico”).
GEORGIA
8655 Roswell Road
Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30350
ILLINOIS
1703 North Randall Road
Elgin, IL 60123
(Pick-up/drop-off only)
9060 Golf Road
Niles, IL 60714
MARYLAND
62 Mountain Road
Glen Bumie, MD 21061
MASSACHUSETTS
60 Glacier Drive
Suite G
Westwood, MA 02080
MICHIGAN
37048 Van Dyke Avenue
Sterling Heights,
MI 48312
‘MINNESOTA
7850-12th Avenue South
Airport Business Center
Bloomington, MN. 55425
OHIO
2236 Waycross Road
Civic Center Plaza
ForesiPark, OH 45240
PENNSYLVANIA
2221 Cabot Blvd. West
Suite B
Langhorne, PA 19047
Chartiers Valley
Shopping Center
1025 Washington Pike
Bridgeville, PA 15017
TENNESSEE
919-8th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203
TEXAS
7482 Harwin Drive
Houston, TX 77036
13615 Welch Road
Suite 101
Farmers Branch, TX
75244
WASHINGTON
20425-84th Avenue
South
Kent, WA 98032
HAWAII
99-859 lwaiwa Street
Aiea, Hawaii 96701
Phone (808) 488-1996
Fax (808) 486-4369
Service in Puerto Rico
Matsushita Electric of Puerto Rico, Inc. Panasonic Sales Company/ Factory Servicenter:
Ave. 65 de Infantería. Km. 9.5 San Gabriel Industrial Park Carolina, Puerto Rico 00985
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Phone (787) 750-4300 Fax (787) 768-2910
Accessory Purchases:
Customer Orders Only 800-211-PANA(7262)
As of October '97
Spanish Quick Use Guide/Guia Para Uso Rapido
PREPARATIVOS
* Conectar la videocámara a una fuente de alimentación (batería, adaptador de CA o
cable para batería de coche).
* Encender el aparato.
* Introducir el casete en el compartimiento de casetes.
GRABACION
1 Fije el interruptor a PAUSE
la posición de
CAMERA.
2 Deslice el botén EJECT
para abrir la puerta.
PAUSE
3 Introduzca la cinta.
A cierro la puerta
presionando el botón PUSH
TO CLOSE.
5 Seleccionar la velocidad
de grabación.
( O oprimir el botón de
grabación/pausa REC
(RECORD/PAUSE)
para comenzar a
filmar.
Volver a oprimir el
botón de grabación/ PAUSE
pausa (RECORD/
PAUSE) cuando se
desea hacer una
pausa en la
grabación,
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* Conectar la videocámara a una fuente de alimentación (batería, adaptador de CA o
cable para batería de coche).
* Encender el aparato.
* Introducir el casete en el compartimiento de casetes.
Y 1
Fije el interruptor a la
posición de VCR,
a 2 Rebobinar la cinta con
el botön de rebobinado
(REWIND) (si fuera
necesario).
3 Oprimir el botón de
reproducción (PLAY) para
que aparezcan las imágenes
en la pantalla.
Oprimir el botón de parada
(STOP) cuando se desea
parar la reproducción.
PARA LOCALIZAR RAPIDAMENTE UNA ESCENA ESPECIFICA
* Oprimir el botón de localización (SEARCH).
PARA CONGELAR UNA IMAGEN
* Oprimir el botón de pausa/imagen fija (PAUSE/STILL).
* Oprimir nuevamente el botón cuando se desea continuar reproduciendo.
Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company,
Division of Matsushita Electric Corporation of America
One Panasonic Way Secaucus, New Jersey 07094
Printed in Japan
VOTWOGY94(A) 1998
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