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Operating Instructions
Model No.
PV-L352
Getting Started
Camcorder
Basic Operation
Special Features
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For Your Information
Please read these instructions carefully before attempting to operate this product.
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Guía para rápida consulta en español está incluida.
Things You Should Know
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you years of enjoyment. Please take time
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the rear side of your Camcorder. Be sure
to retain this manual as your convenient
Camcorder information source.
Date of Purchase
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Dealer Phone No.
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Serial No.
Unpack your Camcorder
These accessories are provided in order to set up or use your Camcorder.
1 pc. AC Adaptor
1 pc. Audio/Video Cable
1 pc. Battery Pack
(PV-A19/PV-A20) with DC
(LSJA0390) (pages 21, 22)
(PV-BP15) (pages 9, 10)
Power Cable (page 10)
1 pc. Shoulder Strap
(LSFC0012) (page 12)
1 pc. VHS PlayPak
(PV-P1/VYMW0009) and
one “AA” battery (page 21)
1 pc. Lens Cap (LSYK0817)
with Lens Cap Strap
(LSGQ0049) (page 12)
2
1 pc. CR2025 Clock
Battery (VSBW0004)
(installed in Camcorder)
(page 35)
Battery Charging
Confirmation
Marker
Use this marker as a
reminder to yourself when
the battery is fully charged
or in need of a charge.
This marker performs no
function and is for your
reference only.
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Things You Should Know
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 supplied VHS PlayPak.
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.
This symbol warns the user that
uninsulated voltage within the unit may
have sufficient magnitude to cause
electric shock. Therefore, it is
dangerous to make any kind of contact
with any inside part of this unit.
This symbol alerts the user that
important literature concerning the
operation and maintenance of this unit
has been included. Therefore, it should
be read carefully in order to avoid any
problems.
The above markings are located on the appliance’s 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
conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
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 electrical
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.
This product may cause interference to radio equipment and should not be installed near maritime
safety communications equipment or other critical navigation or communication equipment operating
between 0.45-30 MHz.
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Safety Precautions
Important Safeguards
1. Read Instructions – All the safety and
operating instructions should be read before
the unit is operated.
2. Retain Instructions – The safety and
operating instructions should be retained for
future reference.
3. Heed Warnings – All warnings on the unit
and in the operating instructions should be
adhered to.
4. Follow Instructions – All operating and
maintenance instructions should be followed.
5. Cleaning – Unplug this video unit from the
wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid
or aerosol cleaners. Use a dry cloth for
cleaning.
6. Attachments – Do not use attachments not
recommended by the video product
manufacturer as they may be hazardous.
7. 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 basement, or near a swimming pool, and
the like.
8. Accessories – Do not place this video unit
on an unstable cart, 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
manufacturer’s 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.
9. 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 covered.
Never 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 manufacturer’s
instructions have been adhered to.
10. Power Sources – This video unit should be
operated 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 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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11. 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 insert 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-wire grounding type plug will fit into a
grounding type power outlet. This is a safety
feature. 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.
12. 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.
13. Outdoor 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. Part 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.
14. 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.
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Important Safeguards
b. If any liquid has been spilled into, or
objects have fallen onto, the video unit.
c. If the video unit has been exposed to rain
or water.
d. If the video unit 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
video unit to its normal operation.
e. If the video unit has been dropped or the
cabinet has been damaged.
f. When the video unit exhibits a distinct
change in performance – this indicates a
need for service.
20. 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.
21. Safety Check – Upon completion of any
service or repairs to this video unit, ask the
service technician to perform safety checks
to determine that the video unit is in safe
operating order.
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 wet. 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 to disassemble this unit. There are no user serviceable parts inside. Unplug your
Camcorder from the power supply before cleaning.
• DO NOT AIM YOUR CAMCORDER AT THE SUN OR 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 lens coating.
• TO PROTECT THE FINISH OF YOUR CAMCORDER ... Before handling your Camcorder, make sure your hands
and face are free from any chemical products, such as suntan lotion, as it may damage the finish.
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15. 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.
16. Overloading – Do not overload wall outlets
and extension cords as this can result in a
risk of fire or electric shock.
17. Objects and Liquids – Never push objects
of any kind into this video unit 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 onto the video unit.
18. Servicing – Do not attempt to service this
video unit yourself as opening or removing
covers may expose you to dangerous voltage
or other hazards. Refer all servicing to
qualified service personnel.
19. Damage Requiring Service – Unplug this
video unit 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.
Table of Contents
Getting Started
Things You Should Know ............................................................................. 2~3
Important Safeguards ................................................................................... 4~5
Precautions ........................................................................................................ 5
Self Demo Mode ................................................................................................ 7
Quick Operation Guide ..................................................................................... 8
Supplying Power (Battery Charge/Use/Refresh/Care, AC Adaptor, Car Battery Cord) .... 9~10
Cassette Information ...................................................................................... 11
Before Using (Remove the Sensor tag, Using the Shoulder and Hand Straps, Lens Cap) .... 12
Using MENU Mode .......................................................................................... 13
Setting the Clock (Time Zone, Auto Daylight Saving Time) ....................................... 14~15
Built-in Auto Light (Using the Light, Replacing the Bulb) ............................................... 16
Basic Operation
Camera Recording (Basic, Stand-by, Programmed Recording)
Playing Back Recordings
Special Features
Four-Speed Power Zoom................................................................................ 23
Backlight .......................................................................................................... 24
Focus (Auto/Manual Focus) ............................................................................................. 25
High Speed Shutter (Auto/Manual Shutter) .................................................................. 26
Auto Fade ......................................................................................................... 27
Color Digital Fade ........................................................................................... 28
Digital Zoom .................................................................................................... 29
Digital Electronic Image Stabilization (E.I.S.) ............................................... 30
MotionSensor .................................................................................................. 31
For Your Information
Viewfinder/LCD Monitor Indications ....................................................... 32~33
Operation Notes (Cleaning EVF) ......................................................................... 34
Notice ............................................................................................................... 34
Replacing Clock Battery ................................................................................. 35
Palmcorder Accessory System ..................................................................... 36
Palmcorder Accessory Order Form .............................................................. 37
Specifications .................................................................................................. 38
Before Requesting Service (Video Head Cleaning) .............................................. 39
Request for Service Notice ............................................................................ 40
Limited Warranty ............................................................................................. 41
Servicenter List ............................................................................................... 42
Spanish Quick Use Guide/Guía Para Uso Rápido ........................................ 43
Index ................................................................................................................. 44
.................................... 17~19
(Basic Playback, Visual Search, Still Picture, Tracking, TV/VCR Playback) ................... 20~21
Copying your Tapes (dubbing) ...................................................................... 22
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Self Demo Mode
Before you begin...
Getting Started
Self Demo mode is on when the screen
below appears. To turn it off, follow
steps 1-4 below.
• Connect Camcorder to power source.
EVF or LCD Monitor
1
2
2, 3, 4
1
3
4
Set POWER to CAMERA.
Press MENU for
MENU mode.
Press UP or DOWN
to select
SELF DEMO .
Press DISPLAY to select OFF.
Press MENU to exit.
Note:
• Self Demo stops automatically if battery
is attached (page 9) and cassette tape is
inserted (page 11).
• Inserting a tape alone (or attaching a
partially charged battery) only temporarily
stops Self Demo.
• Self Demo stops for 30 seconds when the
Light is pressed.
To turn Self Demo back on:
• Set to SELF DEMO : ON in MENU screen.
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Quick Operation Guide
Charging the Battery Pack
Insert Cassette
Charge Battery Pack fully before
operation (page 9).
1
2
2
Plug in AC
Adaptor.
Insert Battery. CHARGE Lamp
flashes, then stays lit when
charging is complete.
1
3
4
Attach fully
charged Battery
(page 9).
Slide TAPE
EJECT to open
door.
Insert cassette
(page 11).
Press here to
Protection Film
close door.
Note:
• Remove the Protection Film before use.
Camera Recording
See page 17.
1
Press LCD-OPEN to unlock the LCD monitor.
Swing it fully open and adjust the angle.
2
3
Set POWER to CAMERA.
Press RECORD/PAUSE
to start recording.
Press RECORD/PAUSE
again to pause recording.
Playback using the LCD Monitor
See page 20.
1
2
8
Press LCD-OPEN to unlock the LCD monitor.
Swing it fully open and adjust the angle (see above).
3
4
5
Set POWER
to VCR.
Press REWIND/SEARCH
to rewind tape.
Press PLAY to start
playback.
Press STOP to stop
playback.
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Supplying Power
Charge Battery Pack fully before use.
2
3
POWER
Lamp
1
2
1
3
Plug in AC Adaptor.
POWER Lamp lights.
Insert Battery.
A Align left side of Battery with left edge of
AC Adaptor.
B Press Battery down and slide in direction
of arrow.
The CHARGE Lamp flashes, then stays lit
when charging is complete.
Remove Battery.
Slide Battery to the left and lift off.
Note:
CHARGE
Lamp
• Charging takes about 1 hour.
• While the DC Power Cable (supplied) is connected
to the AC Adaptor, the Battery cannot be charged.
• After charging 5 times, use Battery Refresh feature
as explained below.
• Battery life gradually decreases after repeated use
and recharging. If operation time becomes very
short even after a sufficient charge, discard Battery
properly (page 10).
A
B
(Top View)
Using the Battery Pack
A fully charged Battery provides a maximum of about 1 hour 10 minutes of continuous use
(LCD monitor off) or about 55 minutes (LCD monitor on). Actual time may vary due to
operating conditions. Using the Built-in Light decreases operating time.
A
a
A
B
B
b
Battery Refresh
This feature completely discharges
Battery before recharging begins.
Use after every 5 charges for optimum
Battery performance.
Attach Battery.
a Insert top of Battery into top of mounting
surface.
b Press and snap into place.
Remove Battery.
Slide BATTERY RELEASE and remove
Battery.
To use battery refresh, insert Battery on AC
Adaptor (see steps 1~2 above), then press
BATTERY REFRESH.
The REFRESH Lamp lights, then goes out when
discharge is complete. Battery charging will then
start automatically.
If BATTERY REFRESH is pressed by mistake,
remove Battery from AC Adaptor and reinsert it
for normal charging.
Note:
• Charging takes about 5 hours when Battery
Refresh is used.
• Battery will not operate in extremely high
temperatures.
REFRESH
Lamp
BATTERY
REFRESH
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Getting Started
Charging the Battery Pack
Supplying Power
Battery Care
Caution:
To avoid Battery damage:
• Charge only with specified charger.
• Battery can be charged within a temperature range of
10 °C (50 °F) and 35 °C (95 °F).
• Battery is normally warm after charging or just after use.
• Do not use an insufficiently charged or worn-out Battery.
• Do not drop or jar Battery.
• Use Battery with specified units only.
• If Battery is used in extremely high
temperatures, a safety device will
automatically prevent operation.
Safety precautions:
To prolong Battery life:
• Do not get Battery near, or dispose of in, fire.
• Do not directly connect (short circuit) the positive (+)
and negative (–) terminals.
• Never attempt to disassemble or reassemble Battery.
• While not in use, remove Battery from
the Camcorder and AC Adaptor, and
store in a cool, dark, dry place.
• Keep Battery terminals clean.
AC Adaptor
1
2
DC Power Cable
POWER Lamp
DC IN
Connector
DC OUT
Connector
Connect AC Adaptor DC OUT to
Camcorder DC IN with supplied DC
Power Cable.
Plug in AC Adaptor.
POWER Lamp lights.
Note:
• While the DC Power Cable (supplied) is
connected to the AC Adaptor, the Battery
cannot be charged.
• When not in use, unplug AC Adaptor from
AC outlet. (Adaptor uses 1.2 W of electricity
while plugged in.)
CAUTION:
This unit will operate on 110/120/220/240 V AC 50/60 Hz. An AC plug adaptor may be required
for voltages other than 120 V 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.
Car Battery Cord (Optional)
DC IN
Connector
Car Battery Cord
(optional)
10
1
2
Connect PV-C16 Car Battery Cord
(optional) to Camcorder DC IN.
A Start engine first.
B Plug Car Battery Cord into
Cigarette lighter socket.
• If Car Battery cord fuse needs replacing,
Cigarette
use exact current rating (in amps).
Lighter
Socket (12 V) Note:
• This cord only works in vehicles equipped
with DC 12 V (negative ground) battery.
Check with your car/truck dealer. Use only
specified car battery cord.
• To avoid blowing the car battery cord fuse,
do step 2 in the proper order.
• Running vehicles must be well ventilated.
• When not in use, disconnect cigarette
Cigarette
lighter plug.
Lighter Plug
• For personal safety the driver of the vehicle
should not attempt to operate the
camcorder while driving.
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Cassette Information
1
1
3
2
3
4
5
2
4
5
Turn Tape Wheel in direction of arrow
until there is no slack.
Attach Battery (page 9).
Slide TAPE EJECT to open door.
Insert cassette as shown.
Press here to close door.
• To remove the cassette, slide the TAPE
EJECT switch.
Record/Playback Time
Use tapes with the
Tape Speed
Selector Position
SP
(Standard Play)
SLP
(Super Long Play)
mark in this unit.
Cassette type
TC-20
TC-30
TC-40
20 minutes 30 minutes 40 minutes
1 hour
1 hour
30 minutes
2 hours
• SLP playback may contain more picture noise.
Erase Protection Tab
Protects tapes from being accidentally
erased.
1
1
2
2
Slide tab type
To prevent accidental erasing,
break off tab with screwdriver.
(Or, slide tab open.)
To record again,
cover hole with adhesive tape.
(Or, slide tab closed.)
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Getting Started
Cassette Insertion/Removal
Before Using
How to remove the Sensor tag
Hand Strap
1
Open the Hand Strap as illustrated
at left.
2
Remove the Sensor tag.
Then, replace the Hand Strap.
Sensor tag
Attaching Shoulder Strap
Remove Battery Pack before completing
the following steps:
1
2
Adjust the Length of the
Shoulder Strap
Undo strap ends
from buckles.
Thread strap ends through Strap
Rings on Camcorder.
Pull a loop of strap from buckle, then pull
strap tight to shorten or lengthen.
Hand Strap
3
Re-insert the strap
ends into buckles.
3
2
1
min. 25.4 mm (1 inch)
Adjust Hand Strap length to fit your hand as
shown.
Lens Cap
Attaching the Lens Cap
Strap:
Thread the Strap through
the Lens Cap attachment
ring as illustrated at left.
Attaching the Lens Cap Cord to the Hand Strap:
Remove the Hand Strap from the front clasp and thread
the Strap through the loop in the Lens Cap Cord.
Reattach the Hand Strap.
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Using MENU Mode
• Connect Camcorder to power source.
• Set POWER to CAMERA or VCR.
1
2
3
4
1, 2, 3, 4
MENU Mode (CAMERA) Screen
Press MENU for MENU mode.
The CAMERA or VCR MENU screen (see below
left) appears when Menu mode is entered.
Press UP or DOWN to highlight the
desired menu item.
Press DISPLAY to set selection.
Press MENU to exit.
Note:
• The Menu mode is canceled if UP/DOWN,
DISPLAY, or MENU are not pressed within
5 minutes when Self Demo mode is off.
• The Menu mode is canceled if UP/DOWN,
DISPLAY, or MENU are not pressed within
30 seconds when Self Demo mode is on.
1 PROGRAMMED REC (page 19).
Camcorder starts and stops recording at a
preset time.
1
2
3
4
5
6
2 DISPLAY (page 32).
ON : On-screen Display (OSD) screens are
displayed.
3 SHUTTER (page 26).
Select desired shutter speed.
4 STAND-BY RELEASE (page 18).
7
8
9
ON : Enables quick resumption of recording
from Stand-by mode.
5 CLOCK SET (pages 14, 15).
Select to set clock.
6 LIGHT MODE (page 16).
MENU Mode (VCR) Screen
ON/OFF
: Light can be set ON or OFF.
ON/OFF/AUTO : Light can be set ON, OFF, or AUTO.
7 SELF DEMO (page 7).
ON : SELF DEMO screen is displayed.
5
2
8 MOTIONSENSOR (page 31).
ON : Enables MotionSensor recording.
9 VIDEO EFFECTS (pages 27~28).
AUTO FADE
DIGITAL FADE
: BLACK or WHITE
: TYPE
7 types
COLOR
8 colors
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Getting Started
Before you begin...
Setting the Clock
Set the following items in order: Time
Zone, Daylight Saving Time, Date,
and Time.
Before you begin...
• Connect Camcorder to power source.
• Set POWER to CAMERA or VCR.
1
Press MENU for MENU mode.
Press UP or DOWN to select CLOCK SET .
[ CAMERA MODE ]
2
1, 2, 3, 4
3
[ VCR MODE ]
Press DISPLAY for
CLOCK SET menu.
Press UP or DOWN to
select TIME ZONE, DST,
or DATE/TIME.
Press DISPLAY for menu of item selected in
step 2.
To change the setting:
TIME ZONE ➔ Go to step 3a on page 15.
D.S.T.
➔ Go to step 3b on page 15.
DATE/TIME ➔ Go to step 3c on page 15.
4
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Press MENU twice to exit.
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Setting the Clock
Setting the Time Zone
The Camcorder is preset to Eastern time.
[ Time Zone chart ]
Press UP or DOWN to
select local time zone.
Press DISPLAY to
confirm entry.
• When traveling, repeat this operation and
select one of the 8 listed time zones to
set the clock to local time.
Note :
• Clock may lose or gain up to 2 minutes
per month.
• When traveling outside the listed time
zones, set clock to local time manually.
• To adjust or set clock, see “Setting Date
and Time” bottom of page.
3b Auto Daylight Saving Time
Clock will auto-adjust to daylight saving time (DST).
DST: AUTO
Spring (First Sunday in April) :
ahead one hour.
Autumn (Last Sunday in October) :
back one hour.
The Camcorder is preset to DST: AUTO .
If DST is not observed in your area, set
to OFF by doing the following.
Press UP or DOWN to
select OFF or AUTO.
Press DISPLAY to
confirm entry.
Note:
• Auto DST does not function if time zone
is set to Hawaii or Samoa (see “Setting
the Time Zone” above).
3c
Setting Date and Time
Date and time including leap year are
calculated up to DEC 31, 2099.
EXAMPLE :
Press or hold down UP or
DOWN to select hour, then
press DISPLAY to fix.
Repeat for minute, month, day,
and year.
Clock starts when year is
entered and DISPLAY is
pressed.
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Getting Started
3a
Built-in Auto Light
Before you begin...
Using the Light
For recording in dim lighting.
• Connect Camcorder to power source.
• Set POWER to CAMERA.
1
LIGHT
1, 2, 3
CAUTION:
Light becomes hot.
Never cover Light while on.
Note:
• Using Light reduces battery operating time.
• Provide proper ventilation when using
Light extensively in a hot environment.
• Using Light when the Camcorder is
powered by a car battery may shorten
bulb life.
• Set Light to OFF when not in use.
Replacing the Bulb
B
2
3
A
: Light is on.
A
: Light mode is auto.
Before you begin...
• Order Part No. VLLW0015 for replacement
bulb.
• Set POWER to OFF.
2
3
4
3
Press LIGHT repeatedly for Light ON,
OFF, or AUTO.
• In AUTO, light turns itself on/off
according to lighting conditions.
A
A
2
Press DISPLAY to set OFF/ON or
OFF/ON/AUTO. Press MENU to exit.
EVF or LCD Monitor
1
1
Press MENU for
MENU mode. Press
UP or DOWN to
select LIGHT MODE .
Slightly raise portion A of lens cover
to unhook, and slide portion B
forward to remove.
Using Tweezers or needle-nose pliers,
carefully remove bulb.
• Take unit to service center if you need
assistance.
Replace bulb using a clean cloth or
tissue. (Do not touch with fingers.)
Replace lens cover.
Note:
• Handle bulb gently. Excessive force may
cause bulb to crack.
DANGER:
Use only replacement bulb (PART NO. VLLW0015) supplied by Panasonic to reduce risk
of fire.
Handle new bulb with cloth or tissue as skin oils will decrease bulb life.
Remove lens cover and allow bulb to cool before replacing to avoid possible burn hazard.
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Camera Recording
Recording via EVF or LCD
Monitor
View recording scene on EVF (Electronic
Viewer Finder) or LCD (Liquid Crystal
Display) monitor.
Before you begin...
• Connect Camcorder to power source.
• Insert cassette with record tab (page 11).
1
1
3
VISION
ADJUSTMENT
CAUTION :
Rotating partially open LCD
monitor may block cassette door
and damage Camcorder body.
4
3
Built-in
Microphone
5
2, 6
4
5
Note:
• When Camcorder is aimed at excessively
bright objects, or bright lights, a vertical
bar may appear in the picture. This is
normal for the CCD pick-up. Try to avoid
this when possible.
• Using LCD monitor reduces battery
operation time. Return LCD monitor to
locked position when not in use.
6
Set POWER to
CAMERA.
• Be sure POWER
is fully turned to
EVF or LCD Monitor
CAMERA position. (Record/Pause
mode)
• EVF or LCD monitor
turns on/off by the POWER switch.
• Both EVF and LCD monitor turn on
when LCD is at 180° (see above left).
This allows both you and the subject to
view the recording.
LCD : Press BRIGHT
ADJUSTMENT
to adjust LCD
monitor
brightness level.
EVF : Look into EVF and adjust
VISION ADJUSTMENT to your
eyesight.
Hold down TAPE SPEED for about 1
second to change tape speed to SP/SLP
(page 11).
Tape speed
Press RECORD/
PAUSE to start or
pause recording.
Set POWER to
OFF when finished.
EVF or LCD Monitor
(Record mode)
• To remove the cassette, slide the
TAPE EJECT switch (page 11).
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